February 8, 1958|
|Died||June 15, 2007
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||"Sensational" Sherri
|Billed height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Billed from||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Trained by||Donna Christanello
The Fabulous Moolah
Sherri Schrull (born Sherri Russell; February 8, 1958 – June 15, 2007) was an American professional wrestler and manager. She is better known by her ring names Sherri Martel and Sensational Sherri. She started as a manager in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). During her time in the WWF, she was able to win the WWF Women's Championship. She was known for managing Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, and Shawn Michaels. She also appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). During her time in WCW, she managed Harlem Heat.
On June 15, 2007, Schrull died at her mother's home in McCalla, Alabama (near Birmingham). On September 11, 2007, a toxicology report released by homicide investigators in Tuscaloosa, Alabama said that the cause of her death was from an overdose of multiple drugs in her system, including high amounts of oxycodone.
Awards[change | change source]
- American Wrestling Association
- AWA World Women's Championship (three times)
- AWA Superstars of Wrestling
- AWA World Women's Championship (one time)
- Cauliflower Alley Club
- Other honoree (1994)
- International Wrestling Association
- IWA Women's Championship (one time)
- Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
- Class of 2014
- Women Superstars Uncensored
- WSU Hall of Fame (2009)
- World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
- Manager of the Year (1991)
References[change | change source]
- ""Sensational" Sherri: 2006 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/videos/sensational-sherri-2006-wwe-hall-of-fame-inductee-25059251. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- "AWA Women's World Title". Wrestling-Titles. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-wm.html. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- "List of CAC Award Winners". Cauliflower Alley Club. http://www.caulifloweralleyclub.org/list-of-cac-award-winners/. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- "NEWS: Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame announces 2014 HOF class". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Other_News_4/article_74781.shtml. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- "Women's Championship - Sherri Martel (July 24, 1987 - October 07, 1988)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/women/30445413212111232. Retrieved 2014-04-25.