Miss Elizabeth was called by many the first lady of wrestling. She
carved out a career in that male dominated sport by managing and marrying
When World Championship Wrestling folded in 2001, she settled into a
life with wrestling super star Lex Luger, whose real name is Lawrence
Pfohl. They shared a $300,000 house in Marietta's River Stone subdivision.
Cobb County authorities have not declared an official cause of death.
Elizabeth Hulette, 42, was found unresponsive in her residence May 1 and
died at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. An autopsy was performed, and no foul
play is suspected. Results of toxicology tests necessary to determine cause
of death can take a month, according to the medical examiner's office.
Ms. Hulette entered the world of professional wrestling as the
manager of then-husband Randy "Macho Man" Savage. They entered the World
Wrestling Federation together in 1985, and their careers took off
immediately. They divorced, and eventually Ms. Hulette moved to WCW based
"Elizabeth was one of the sweetest, most wonderful people," said
Irene Carlos, who often worked out with her at Main Event Fitness, where
Mr. Pfohl is part owner.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 22, 2000