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[Sherri Martel Gallery]
Wrestler/Manager: Sherri Martel
Real Name: Sherri Russell
Birthday: February 8, 1958
Hometown: Born in New Orleans, Louisiana
Moved to Kingsport, Tennessee
Marital Status: Married
Height & Weight: 5'7" - 132 lbs
Trained by: The Fabulous Moolah
Donna Christentello
Debut: 1980
Previous Gimmicks: Sensational Sherri
Peggy Sue
Scarry Sherri
Queen Sherri
Sister Sherri
Finishing Move: Sleeper Hold
Favorite Moves: Top Rope Splash
The Bodyslam
Notable Feuds: Candi Devine
Rockin' Robin
Hulk Hogan
Ultimate Warrior
Sapphire
Luna Vachon
Tammy Sytch

  • AWA World Woman's title (3);
  • WWF Womans title;


  • American Wrestling Association
  • September 28, 1985 - AWA SuperClash: Sherri Martel defeated Candi Devine to capture the AWA Woman's title..
  • October 1985: Candi Devine defeated Sherri Martel to reclaim the AWA Woman's championship..
  • October 17, 1985: Sherri Martel defeated Candi Devine AGAIN to win the AWA Woman's title..
  • January 16, 1986: Candi Devine AGAIN beat Sherri Martel to recapture the AWA Woman's championship..
  • April 20, 1986 - AWA WrestleRock: Sherri Martel won a 9-Woman Battle Royal..
  • June 28, 1986: Sherri Martel defeated Candi Devine for the 3rd time for the AWA Woman's title..
  • ~~~Sherri Martel vacates the AWA Woman's title when she jumped to the WWF..

    World Wrestling Federation - Woman's Wrestler
  • July 24, 1987: Sensational Sherri Martel defeated the Fabulous Moolah to win the WWF Woman's title..
  • November 26, 1987 - Survivor Series: Moolah/Robin/MacIntyre/BombAngels beat Sherri/Kai/Martin/Marie/Christianello..
  • October 7, 1988: Rockin' Robin defeated Sherri Martel to win the Woman's title in France..
  • January 15, 1989 - Royal Rumble: Sherri Martel challenged the winner of the Rockin' Robin vs Judy Martin Woman's title match..

    World Wrestling Federation - Managing Randy Savage
  • Sherri Martel switched to managing male wrestlers and joined the Macho King and became known as "Queen Sherri"..
  • February 23, 1990 - SNME: Hulk Hogan defeated Randy "Macho King" Savage w/Sherri to retain the WWF title..
  • April 1, 1990 - Wrestlemania 6: Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire w/Elizabeth defeated Randy "Macho King" Savage & Queen Sherri..
  • August 27, 1990 - Summerslam: Sensational Sherri defeated Sapphire by forfeit when she failed to appear for the match..
  • January 19, 1991 - Royal Rumble: Sherri tried to seduce the Ultimate Warrior into giving Macho King a title shot but he refused..
  • ~~~Later that night, Macho King attacked Ultimate Warrior during his match, costing him the WWF title to Sgt Slaughter..
  • March 24, 1991 - Wrestlemania 7: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Randy Savage w/Queen Sherri in a "Retirement" match..
  • ~~~After the match, Sherri cut her losses and started kicking Savage while he was down until Elizabeth made the save!!!
  • ~~~Later that night, Sherri came to the ring to help Ted DiBiase escape from Virgil & Roddy Piper..

    World Wrestling Federation - Managing Ted DiBiase
  • March 1991: Sherri then became the manager/valet for The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase..
  • April 27, 1991 - SNME: Ted DiBiase w/Sherri Martel vs Bret Hart ended in a DOUBLE COUNT OUT..

    World Wrestling Federation - Managing Shawn Michaels
  • Sherri then became the manager/valet for The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels and even sang his theme music..
  • April 5, 1992 - Wrestlemania 8: Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri defeated Tito Santana..
  • August 29, 1992 - Summerslam: Shawn Michaels vs Rick Martel fought to a NO CONTEST for the love of Sensational Sherri..
  • ~~~Sherri had arranged a stipulation that neither man could hit the other in the face, so they wouldn't hurt their good looks..
  • ~~~Tempers flared and Michaels and Martel started brawling, causing Sherri to pass out at ringside!
  • ~~~Both Michaels and Martel fought over which would galantly carry Sherri backstage to revive her..
  • January 24, 1993 - Royal Rumble: Shawn Michaels defeated Marty Janetty to retain the IC title with Sherri walking around ringside..
  • ~~~Sherri was at ringside in a neutral corner and nobody knew which man she was actually routing for..
  • ~~~Sherri was about to hit Shawn Michaels in the head with a shoe, but he moved, and she hit Jannetty instead!
  • April 4, 1993 - Wrestlemania 9: Tatanka defeated Shawn Michaels (champ) w/Luna by count-out (HBK retains)..
  • ~~~Sensational Sherri came down to ringside during the match to prevent Luna Vachon from interfering..

    Smokey Mountain Wrestling
  • October 30, 1993--NWA Bensalem Bash: Sherri w/Kathy Fitzpatrick beat Jim Cornette w/Tammy Sytch in a "Loser Gets Spanked" match..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling
  • Sherri Martel was the valet for Shane Douglas, leading him to the ECW World Heavyweight title..
  • November 13, 1993--November to Remember: Malia Hosaka defeated Sherri Martel by Disqualification..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • May 1994: Sherri Martel join World Championship Wrestling and managed Ric Flair and later Harlem Heat..
  • Sherri Martel had a storyline love affair with Col Robert Parker..

    Retirement
  • July 17, 2004--Iron Ring Wrestling: Eddie Golden beat Jeff Tankersly w/Sherri Martel in a Steel Cage to win the Heavyweight title..
  • December 4, 2004--Carolina Championship Wrestling: Sherri Martel & Jenny Taylor defeated Krissy Vaine & Amber Holly..
  • January 29, 2005 - WrestleReunion: Team Richter/Hosaka/Bambi/Taylor defeated Team Martel/Leather/Vaine/O'Neal..
  • ~~~Team Richter = Wendi Richter & Malia Hosaka & Bambi & "Bootilicious" Jenny Taylor..
  • ~~~Team Martel = Sherri Martel & Peggy Lee Leather & Team Blondage (Krissy Vaine & Amber O'Neal) w/Joyce Grable..
  • March 24, 2005 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle brings out the vivacious Sensational Sherri to sing their version of "Sexy Kurt"..
  • ~~~Sherri starts to get emotional after watching an old HBK video so Kurt Angle puts her in the anklelock submission!
  • September 17, 2005--Southern Championship Wrestling: Larry Zbyzsko defeated Ninja (Sherri Martel led 3 ninjas to attack Zbyszko)..
  • March 6, 2006 - RAW: They announced that Sensational Sherri would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 1..
  • April 1, 2006: Sherri Martel was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Ted DiBiase (and stole the show with her speech)..
  • July 1, 2006--Global Championship Wrestling: Sherri Martel whacked wrestler Howard C. Cross with a cookie sheet..
  • September 21, 2006 - TNA iMPACT: Sensational Sherri Martel offered her managerial services to the free agent Bobby Roode..
  • November 11, 2006--Maryland Championship Wrestling: Angela defeated Kylie Pierce with Sherri Martel as referee
  • December 20, 2006--Great Championship Wrestling: Sensational Sherri appeared as a member of Quinten Michaels "Michaels Inc"..