Canadian professional wrestler, bodybuilder, fitness model, and actress is named for Melissa Coates. She was famous for her appearance in the show “Extreme Dodgeball” from Game Show Network for two seasons. She made her debut wrestling career in 2002 and after that, she appeared in several wrestling events. She participated in World Wrestling Entertainment from the year 2005 to 2007. She entered the NWA Anarchy from 2007 to 2008. In 2008, she then joined Women Superstars Uncensored and Funking Conservatory up till 2010. She made her debut in the Independent circuit from 2011 to 2021 after she left Women Superstars Uncensored. On the independent circuit, she was the valet of Sabu, under the ring name Super Genie. She has worked as a fitness model, and bodybuilder as well. The wrestling world is mourning the tragic death of Melissa Coates – known as ‘Super Genie’ during her time in ECW and WWE. No cause of death has been released.
WWE rocked by the tragic death of Melissa Coates
Melissa Coates, a well-known name in the wrestling industry died on 23rd June after five days of her birthday. She dies at 50. As of now, the reason for her death has not been confirmed and the family and friends have also not made any official statement regarding Melissa Coates’s cause of death. She breathed her last on Wednesday at the age of 50-years-old. Many friends and colleagues of Melissa are deeply saddened by this unfortunate news. Her friends and many well-known WWE stars have taken to social media in order to pay their tribute to one of the incredible wrestling personalities who has achieved big achievements throughout her career.
- Being a professional wrestler, bodybuilder, fitness model, and actress.
- For her appearance in the show “Extreme Dodgeball” from Game Show Network for two seasons.
Where was Melissa Coates from?
Melissa Coates’s date of birth was 18th June 1971 and her birthplace was Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He lastly celebrated her 50th birthday as of 18th June 2021. She held Canadian nationality as she was born to Canadian parents. She belongs to Canadian-White ethnic background. About her family, her mother was a nurse as well as an amateur actress and bodybuilder whereas her father is a doctor. She experienced her childhood and grew up with three siblings. She was a young child born to her parents. He lastly celebrated her 50th birthday as of 18th June 2021. She died on 23rd June 2021, five days after her 50th birthday. Gemini was her Zodiac sign and her religion was Christian.
Regarding her educational qualification, Coates earned her Bachelor of Science in biology from Lakehead University, due to originally wanting to become a veterinarian. She trained at both Killer Kowalski’s training school and Ultimate Pro Wrestling’s Ultimate University.
Melissa Coates Career and Lifestory
- After watching the gameplay of famous former tennis player, Martina Navratilova; Melissa wanted to become a tennis player.
- When she was 15, she started weightlifting and entered her first tennis competition in 1984.
- She later won the Mid-Canada Junior Girls Championship.
- Then, she shifted her attention from tennis to bodybuilding and entered her first contest in the early 1990s, where she won the lightweight category of the Windsor Physique Contest.
- After that, she worked for two gyms and two bars to finance herself.
- In the year 1996, she won the Jan Tana Classic and left bodybuilding to work as a model in 1999.
- Additionally, she even competed in the first two seasons of Extreme Dodgeball on the Game Show Network.
- She also made an appearance in Naked Women’s Wrestling League, hosted by Carmen Electra in 2005, and later fought against April Hunter appearing completely nude.
- Then, she began training in World Wrestling Entertainment and made an appearance at WWE’s Backlash, taking part in Chris Masters’ “Master Lock Challenge” segment, where he offered $3000 to anyone who could break his Master Lock, which she failed to do.
- She left both OVW and WWE and went to work for World Xtreme Wrestling.
- She later returned to OVW where she faced Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Melina Perez.
- Then, she began managing the OVW Southern Tag Team Champions Blonde Bombers (Tank and Chad Toland), as well as becoming Jillian Hall’s bodyguard.
- She moved over to Deep South Wrestling and debuted for the territory as The Bag Lady.
- The Bag Lady debuted a new Diva-esque look and defeated Angel Williams on 22nd February 2007.
- On the April 5 episode of DSW TV Tapings, The Bag Lady accompanied Nattie Neidhart to the ring where she lost to Krissy Vaine.
- Next, she made her debut for Great Championship Wrestling on May 29 and defeated Daffney to win the NWA/GCW Women’s Championship, her first professional wrestling championship.
- On July 7, she made her debut for NWA Anarchy as a heel, challenging and defeating several male wrestlers in intergender matches.
- Outside NWA Anarchy, she took on a managerial role in April 2008.
- Using the ring name Mile High Melissa, Coates adopted a flight attendant gimmick and joined “Captain” Mike Flyte, with the pair collectively known as The Flight Crew.
- She made her debut in Women Superstars Uncensored as a villaines on 23rd August 2008 against Autumn Breeze where she defeated her.
- She gained a title match with the WSU Champion Mercedes Martinez on 3rd April 2010.
- She wrestled in a six-person gauntlet match for the company’s unsanctioned All Guts, No Glory Championship on 6th November.
- She made her Funking Conservatory debut on !Bang! TV at their Hell’s Bells event on 31st December 2008.
- Along with Reiff, she defeated The Wasilla Wrecking Crew for the Women’s Tag Team Title at Morbid Power on 17th October.
- They also wrestled in a three-way match for Reiff’s Women’s Title in which Moore won to retain the title.
- She left !Bang! at the beginning of 2010, resulting in the Women’s Tag Team Title being vacated in the process.
- She left Women Superstars Uncensored and began competing on the independent circuit throughout 2011 before taking a hiatus due to requiring knee surgery. She made her debut for the Michigan Championship Wrestling Association in a mixed tag team match on 4th February 2012 where she teamed with Tyler Elkins to defeat Sybil Starr and Brian Castle.
- She defeated Stacy Shadows to win the Brew City Wrestling Women’s Championship on 15th June 2012.
- She would go on to hold the title for over three months before losing it back to Shadows on September 21 in a three-way match also involving Melanie Cruise.
- She began managing Sabu, complete with the nickname “The Super Genie” on 15th November 2014.
- Furthermore, she has also appeared in movies and TV shows such as Pray Another Day (2003), Ultimate Death Match 2 (2010) as herself, A Story About Ian (2011) as “Female Bodybuilder”, Extreme Dodgeball (2004) as herself, Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch ‘Ancient Aliens’: Alien Devastation (2016) as “Super Genie”.
Awards, Championships, and Accomplishments
- 1991 Windsor Physique – 1st (LW)
- 1992 Eastern Ontario – 1st (MW)
- 1993 Ontario – 1st (MW)
- 1994 Canadian Championships – 1st (MW)
- 1996 Jan Tana Classic – 1st (Overall)
- 1996 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 9th
- 1997 IFBB Ms. International – 6th
- 1997 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 11th
- 1999 IFBB Ms. International – 13th
- Brew City Wrestling
- BCW Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Dragon Con Women’s Championship (1 time)
- FC Women’s Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Claudia Reiff
Great Championship Wrestling
- NWA/GCW Women’s Championship (1 time)
Indiana Universal Wrestling Association
- IUWA Diva’s Championship (1 time)
Michigan Championship Wrestling Association
- MCWA Bombshell’s Championship (1 time)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 41 of the best 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2010
Who is Melissa Coates Husband?
Melissa Coates remains silent when it comes to her personal life. She had not spoken anything regarding the details of her affairs, dating history, boyfriend, and husband. Her relationship status is still to get revealed yet. Prior to her death, she was enjoying her life a lot without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight.
What was the Net Worth of Melissa Coates?
As per sources, the net worth of Melissa Coates is estimated to have between $1 Million – $5 Million at the time of her death. Her exact salary details is unknown at the moment. However, her major source of wealth was from her wrestling career. She was living a moderate lifestyle.
How tall was Melissa Coates?
Beautiful and charming wrestler, Melissa Coates had a tall height of 5 ft 5 in or 1.65 m. Her body shape was Voluptuous and her body type was a bodybuilder. Her hair color was blonde and she had a pair of pale green eyes. Her weight consisted of 65 KG. Her other body measurements have not been disclosed at the moment.
Melissa Coates Knee Injury
On 12th November 2020, a GoFundMe page was created on her behalf. She was experiencing excruciating pain in her left leg. She was quickly admitted to the Emergency Department at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where doctors observed several blood clots in her leg. Doctors later observed that the blood clots were spreading and were life-threatening. Doctors had no choice but to perform life-saving surgery, requiring the amputation of her left leg from above the knee. She incurred substantial medical bills and was put out of work for an indefinite amount of time as she rehabilitated her injury.
Did You Know?
- Melissa Coates made her debut wrestling career in 2002.
- She participated in World Wrestling Entertainment from the year 2005 to 2007.
- She was famous for her appearance in the show “Extreme Dodgeball” from Game Show Network for two seasons.
- She made her debut in the Independent circuit from 2011 to 2021 after she left Women Superstars Uncensored.
- About her family, her mother was a nurse as well as a amateur actress and bodybuilder whereas her father is a doctor.
- She has three siblings.