Nancy Benoit

Height: Unknown

Weight: Unknown

Real Name: Nancy Elizabeth Daus-Sullivan-Benoit

DOB: 5/17/1964

DOD: 6/24/2007

Hometown: Originally from Orlando, Florida / Lived in Atlanta, Georgia

Other Names: Para, Fallen Angel, Robin Green(WCW), Woman (WCW)

Wrestler/Manager Since: 1984

Finishing Maneuver: None

Other Related Websites:
Doom - Rollercoaster Bio
Woman - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Woman - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Last Updated 6/26/2007)

The Beginning
NWA: 1989-1990
ECW: 1993-1995
WCW: 1996-1997
Life After Wrestling

The Beginning

Nancy Daus first entered the wrestling business thanks to her first husband, Jim Daus. The two regularly went to wrestling shows in the early 1980's, with Nancy also working on a career as a model. These two interests collided when George Napolitano, an editor of the Wrestling All Stars magazine, put Nancy's picture on the cover of the 1984 edition. Nancy would later appear as Para in an Apartment Wrestling shoot, where she met Kevin Sullivan, a regular pro wrestler for the NWA. Sullivan convinced Daus to begin appearing as one of his valets in 1984, going under the name of the Fallen Angel. Her beauty quickly got her noticed by the fans at ringside. The Fallen Angel joined up with Sullivan's Army of Darkness, alongside other wrestlers like the Purple Haze (Mark Lewin), Luna Vachon, Buzz Sawyer, and other stars who came through the Florida area where Sullivan and Daus were located. Sullivan later convinced Daus of a more personal decision, as the two got married in 1985, then continued to travel around to the various wrestling promotions for the next few years.

NWA: 1989 - 1990

Near the end of the decade, in the National Wrestling Alliance's Jim Crockett Productions (soon to become World Championship Wrestling), the Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) were two of the most popular tag-team wrestlers in the world. One of their fans, Robin Green (aka Nancy Sullivan) began appearing in the front row of the NWA shows, cheering on Rick. When Rick allowed Robin to stand at ringside during a match against the Fabulous Freebirds, though, Robin turned on the group, tripping up Scott and causing the team to lose the match. Robin then left the Steiners behind and said that she would find the Steiner's Doom. Soon enough, Robin, now better known as simply Woman, brought in the masked team Doom (Butch Reed & Ron Simmons), and proceeded to manage them against the Steiners. Woman also brought in a bodyguard for herself, Nitron, creating her own mini-group.

Things changed for Woman in 1990, when she opted to leave Doom behind and join up with "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen, managing Flair, Arn Anderson, and the other stand-outs of the group. Woman's main focus was keeping the NWA World Heavyweight Title around Flair's waist, and she would do anything in her power to keep it there. However, after Capital Combat '90 (ironically an event where Doom won the NWA World Tag-Team Titles from the Steiners), Woman left the NWA to tour with her husband, Kevin, in smaller promotions again.

ECW: 1993-1995

When Eastern Championship Wrestling was slowly beginning its move towards becoming "Extreme" in the early '90s, both Woman and Kevin Sullivan made their appearance in the organization. It was a successful time for both, as Woman managed Sullivan and his partner, the Tazmaniac. The duo won the ECW Tag-Team Titles in December '94, beating Tommy Dreamer & Shane Douglas (when Douglas turned on Dreamer). Woman continued to manage them through the ups and downs of their reigns, from their having the belts held up after a match with the Bruise Brothers in February '95, to their regaining of the belts in March. The duo would shortly thereafter lose the straps to The Public Enemy, and Sullivan would soon after leave ECW, while Woman surprisingly stayed behind, managing such wrestlers as 2 Cold Scorpio and the Sandman for the next year. Although Woman had a good run with the Sandman, she was later dumped by him, before leaving to rejoin her husband back in World Championship Wrestling.

WCW: 1996 - 1997

Woman first appeared in WCW early in '96, when she appeared to be an ally of "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan. But Woman quickly turned on Savage, rejoining Ric Flair & the Four Horsemen. This put Woman with Flair, Anderson, Steve "Mongo" McMichael, and "The Crippler" Chris Benoit. Woman had issues soon after with McMichael's wife, Debra, causing friction inside the Horsemen. At the same time, Woman, per Sullivan's booking, began hanging out (on-screen) with Benoit, forming a relationship. Sullivan encouraged the two to hang out in real life, to make the storyline more real. It turned out to be more realistic than even Sullivan wanted, as Sullivan & Woman soon broke up, divorcing in '97, as Nancy fell in love with Benoit, eventually marrying him and earning another name for her list. Although Sullivan no longer was wrestling, his booking power eventually ended Woman's managerial career, as he tried to book his ex-wife in a topless angle at a PPV. Woman refused, quitting WCW instead and working to manage Benoit's career instead.

After Wrestling

Nancy Benoit seemed to adapt well to life after wrestling, although she never completely left the sport. Thanks to her husband, she frequently showed up at wrestling events, including a memorable appearance with her son, Daniel, after Benoit won the WWE World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania 23. To all accounts, it seemed like a happy family. In December '05, thanks to years hitting the mats, Nancy underwent neck & spinal fusion surgery. Chris took time off to be with her during the recovery stages, showing a strong family unity. Daniel was growing older, with people already wondering whether he would follow his father into the wrestling business.

However, tragedy struck on Saturday, June 23rd, 2007. Chris Benoit was scheduled to appear at a house show on that date, with an appearance at WWE Vengeance '07 the next day. However, Benoit missed the show, with what Jim Ross refered to as a family emergency. On Monday, June 25th, 2007, police were notified by WWE management that Benoit & his family had not be in contact for some time, other then some 'curious' text messages. When police investigated, they found the bodies of Chris, Nancy, and their son, Daniel. It has since been released that Chris killed Nancy and Daniel via strangling/suffocation, then laid Bibles next to them, before hanging himself. It's a true tragedy that cannot be explained by logic. All you can do is mourn the loss of three souls, including one that was far too young to be leaving us. Nancy was 43 years old. Daniel was only 7. RIP, Nancy. RIP, Daniel.

Managed List
Arn Anderson
Chris Benoit
Shane Douglas
DC Drake
Ric Flair
Johnny Hotbody
Dean Malenko
The Purple Haze
Butch Reed(Doom)
The Sandman
Randy Savage
2 Cold Scorpio
Ron Simmons(Doom)
Ron Slinker
Rick Steiner
Scott Steiner
Kevin Sullivan
The Tazmaniac
Larry Winters

Title Summary:

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 1 3rd RU)
- 1995 Manager of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up