Who is Sherri Schrull? Sherri Russell was a professional American wrestler and manager. She is better recognized by her ring names, Sherri Martel and Sensational Sherri. She began her wrestling career as a manager. She enlisted the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in the mid-1980s and held its AWA World Women’s Championship three times.
At the end of the 1980s, she enlisted the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Sherri’s first time in the national spotlight occurred in the AWA. In 1985, she won the Women’s Championship from Candi Devine. She would lose and regain the title two more times from Candi Devine before vacating the title when she left the AWA to join the WWE.
On July 24, 1987, Sherri won defeated the Fabulous Moolah to win the WWE Women’s Championship. While champion, unknown to most fans, she donned a blonde wig and played the part of Peggy Sue, the valet of the Honky Tonk Man. She lost the Women’s Championship on October 7, 1988, to Rockin’ Robin.
Not long afterward, WWE stopped featuring women’s wrestling and Sherri was forced to find a new role in the company. In 1989, Randy Savage parted ways with Miss Elizabeth and allied with “Sensational” Sherri. Her first job after leaving Randy Savage was with the “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase.
RELATED: 49 Hottest Rachel Boston Bikini Pictures Will Drive You Frantically Enamored With This Sexy Vixen
In 1992, she announced that she was in love with Shawn Michaels. Not only did was become his manager, but she also sang his theme song, Sexy Boy. That winter, the tandem split up when Shawn threw her in front of a mirror that was meant to hit him. She left the WWE several months later.
Sherri entered WCW in 1994 and claimed she would manage the top star of WCW. During a match between Sting and Ric Flair, she came to the ring with her face painted in homage to Sting. However, this was a trick and she helped Ric Flair win the WCW Championship. Several months later, Flair lost a retirement match to Hulk Hogan which forced Sherrie to find a new job.
She found a new job quickly as the manager of Harlem Heat and was now known as Sister Sherri. She helped the team win the WCW Tag Team Championship on numerous occasions. One of the highlights of this era of her career was a feud with Col. Rob Parker. During a match, she hit her head and fell in love with the Colonel.
They almost got married but the wedding was broken up by Madusa. Sherri left WCW in the summer of 1997. For the next decade, Sherri made rare national TV appearances. She briefly rejoined WCW in 2000. On 15th June 2007, she died at her mother’s residence in McCalla, Alabama.
Homicide investigators released the toxicology report stating that she died of an overdose with multiple drugs in her system, including high amounts of oxycodone.