WOMAN WRESTLER PROFILES
SLAM!Wrestling Hall of Fame
||February 21, 1961
|Date of Death:
||July 27, 2001
|Height & Weight:
||5'8" - 260 lbs
Bertha Faye (WWF)
Rhonda Singh (WCW)
WWWA (Japan) World Women's title (1979);
WWWA (Japan) World Women's title (1980);
Stampede Wrestling World Women's title defeating Wendi Richter (1987);
WWC (Puerto Rico) World Women's title (five times between 1987-1991);
WWA (Mexico) World Women's titles ();
WWF Women's title -as Bertha Faye- defeating Alundra Blaze (August 27, 1995);
In The Beginning:
Rhonda Singh (as a teenager) contacted The Hart Brothers about training but they rejected her..
Rhonda Singh stumbled upon a Japanese Womans Television program while in Hawaii and was hooked..
Rhonda Singh got her hands on a Wrestling Magazine, where she found contact info for Mildred Burke..
Rhonda Singh trained with Mildred Burke at her training facility in Encino, California..
Rhonda Singh trained for several weeks before getting recruited by All Japan Pro Wrestling..
Japan - Monster Ripper:
Rhonda Singh was given the name "Monster Ripper" which she used until 1995 when she joined the WWF..
January 4, 1979: Mami Komeni & Monster Ripper (debut match in Japan) defeated The Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato & Maki Ueda)..
July 31, 1979: Monster Ripper defeated Jackie Sato to win the WWWA World Womans title..
August 1979: Jackie Sato defeated Monster Ripper to recapture the WWWA World Woman's title..
March 15, 1980: Monster Ripper defeated Jackie Soto by Count Out to recapture the WWA World Woman's title..
August 1980: Monster Ripper was forced to vacate the Title after another bout with Jackie Sato..
Stampede Wrestling and Mexico:
Monster Ripper returned to Calgary to work for Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling for several weeks..
Monster Ripper then travelled to Mexico and Japan for several tours..
1987: Monster Ripper returned once again to Stampede to work for a regular basis..
1987: Monster Ripper defeated Wendi Richter to win the Stampede Woman's title..
September 22, 1988: Chigusa Nagayo defeated Monster Ripper to win the Stampede Woman's title..
World Wrestling Federation - Bertha Faye:
1995: Rhonda Singh joined the World Wrestling Federation using the name "Bertha Faye"..
August 27, 1995: Bertha Faye defeated Alundra Blaze (Madusa) to win the WWF Woman's title..
Bertha Faye was put in a storyline with Harvey Wippleman living in a trailor park having a love affair..
During her stint with the WWF, Singh also developed a great friendship with the late Owen Hart..
After a year working as Bertha Faye, Rhonda Singh was released from her WWF contract..
Rhonda Singh returned to compete in Japan with limited success..
World Championship Wrestling - Rhonda Singh:
1999: Rhonda Singh debuted with World Championship Wrestling using her real name, Rhonda Singh (modified last name)..
Rhonda Singh's stint with WCW was mostly for comedy segments involving "the power that be", Vince Russo..
February 14, 2000 - Nitro: Rhonda Singh defeated Miss Mona (aka Molly Holly)..
May 10, 2000 - Nitro: Rhonda Singh defeated Elizabeth by Disqualification..
July 2000: Rhonda Singh sadly passed away at the age of 40..