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'I feel almost like Cinderella': 1988 Miss Elizabeth interview
By INGRID HAMILTON - Toronto Sun




Reader note: This story originally ran in the Toronto Sun in 1988.

She's the No. fan of wrestler Randy Savage.

Meet the lovely and luscious Miss Elizabeth, manager of the once hated and now beloved world wrestling heavyweight champ, Randy "Macho Man" Savage.

She's the lady who leads the rough 'n' ready Savage into a ring of wrestling pandemonium.

In strapless, low-cut, body-hugging gowns and sexy stiletto heels, Elizabeth cheers on her fighting knight and she's the winner at every main event.

Two weeks ago in Atlantic City they crowned Savage the new heavyweight champion. In a final disputed battle between good and evil, Savage took a pounding.

The ever so faithful Miss Elizabeth ran for help and came back with former champ Hulk Hogan in tow. In front of 20,000 people -- and 12 million on closed-circuit TV -- Hulk helped Savage to the WWF title.

"Everything turned out for the best," Elizabeth told the Sun from her home in Largo, Fla.

"Having Andre the Giant in (bad guy opponent) Ted DiBiase's corner started to make things a little unfair but everything was handled the right way."

Miss Elizabeth has been credited with helping Savage win the WWF gold belt -- proof that beauty and brains go a long way. With her deliciously designed outfits and her breathtaking beauty she's become a modern day heroine.

Elizabeth's teaming with Savage is a fairy tale come true.

"I feel almost like Cinderella. It's wonderful and I never thought it would happen to me," Elizabeth bubbled.

"It's very exciting and I just love it," she said. "Travelling is enjoyable, especially in areas where the people are friendly.

"I've always enjoyed Toronto, as a matter of fact, because the people are wonderful."

While working out in a fitness centre, the Macho Man flexed his way over to the petite 5-foot-4 Elizabeth and asked "if I cared to get involved.

"Randy was looking for a manager at the time and he was not interested in someone who managed other wrestlers, and he certainly didn't need any help with his wrestling ability, just someone who would concentrate on him and just manage his affairs."

Miss Elizabeth said Savage, who she's managed for three years, is "just coming full circle in his career now and everything about him is changing."

But it wasn't always a bed of roses. During Savage's earlier reign of rasslin' terror he lived up to his Macho image with public threats of abuse at Elizabeth. At one point an American feminist group condemned Savage for setting a bad example for young people.

But things changed in recent months, and Savage won fans with a new chivalrous attitude toward Elizabeth.

Even though Savage is now on her side, Elizabeth still has to cope with the other beefy brutes who populate wrestling.

"It's pretty intimidating, no doubt about it, especially when you're standing across from Andre the Giant," she says of her man's 7-foot-4, 500-lb. enemy.

But it's something I can't describe because when I'm there it feels like the right place to be -- that's how much I enjoy it. I just feel very strongly that this is a good choice for me.

"It's more for me to be with Randy, it's not just the wrestling itself. So I guess it's not that intimidating if I don't want to shy away from it."

Elizabeth, who doesn't keep track of her weight or womanly measurements, follows a regimen of workouts designed by Randy -- and plenty of tanning.

"Randy has me involved in some very light weights with several repititions so that I keep myself toned," she said.

Would she ever don wrestling tights and take charge in the ring?

"It's not for me," she said with a sigh.

But to everyone's delight we get to see the perfectly packaged Miss Elizabeth in a showcase of beautifully assembled clothes. At WrestleMania IV she wore four eye-popping dresses -- and a fift for an untelevised press conference -- prompting someone to crack that it's a good thing Randy won so he can afford to pay for her elegance.

And her stylish star is rising thanks to the help of Detroit-based clothing scout Sue Marudas.

"Over the last few years it's been hard to do the shopping myself," Elizabeth said. "Randy likes to be a part of it and it's hard for him to go out in public in a situation like that.

"Sue introduced herself to me a couple of times and asked if I would be interested in her shopping for me. She models and represents several boutiques in the area and I said we'll give it a try," she said. "We either meet or she sends me a selection and I pick through and take what I like and send back what I don't.

"It's worked out so good for me that I've been doing it for a little over a year now."

Elizabeth loved the Sun's suggested that a savvy fashion house might choose her to promote its fashions.

Born and raised in Kentucky, Elizabeth was finishing off her general education in school and planned to study nursing. Her mother and father and older brother (a computer programmer) still love in Kentucky and are as proud as punch over their precious Elizabeth.

"My family is pretty excited about my career and they probably get as much out of it as I do."

Elizabeth is excited about having her own family and says: "I look forward to that and want to raise a few kids myself."

Little wrestling tykes, perhaps?

And the whole world wants to know about her relationship with the Macho Man.

"Well, that's just something I pretty much have to leave at no comment."

(c) Toronto Sun. No copy may exist on any other website.

RELATED LINKS

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  • Bret Hart column: Little angel of wrestling
  • Lex Luger story archive

    You are invited to sign Miss Elizabeth's Book of Condolence at www.ObituariesToday.com