Saturday, May 26, 2007

Female Wrestling - Beulah McGillicutty

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Trisa Hayes Laughlin was born Trisa Hayes on March 14th, 1969 in Muskegon, Michigan,
She is better known by her stage name, Beulah McGillicutty, an American professional wrestling valet and occasional wrestler. Beulah is best known for her appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in the late 1990s and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2006. .

Beulah made one appearance in Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Alberta in 1988 as Brian Pillman's sister. She was dating Pillman at the time and they had her appear in the crowd to be harassed by the heels so that Pillman could get over as a face by standing up for her.

Beulah McGillicutty-Trisa Hayes-wrestlerWhile attending the 1995 Super Bowl in Miami with former San Diego Padres baseball player Ron Gant, Beulah met the professional wrestler Raven at a nightclub. She told Raven that she wanted back into wrestling. He talked to his boss, Paul Heyman (the owner of ECW), and Heyman agreed to hire her.

Beulah was introduced soon after the outset of the epic Raven / Tommy Dreamer feud. Her backstory was that, while Raven and Dreamer (allegedly former childhood friends) had been attending a summer camp in their teens, they had met Beulah, then fat. Beulah had fallen in love with Tommy Dreamer, but he rejected her, so she slept with Raven. Raven's lackey Stevie Richards brought Beulah to ECW so she could gain revenge on Dreamer by helping Raven. Beulah became Raven's valet, and suffered several piledrivers at the hands of Dreamer during the course of the feud.

At the same time, Beulah feuded with Francine and Luna Vachon, and was involved in several catfights with each of them. Her first match was on September 17, 1995, when she pinned Luna after Richards whacked her with a chair. In 1996, she claimed that she was pregnant and told a shocked Raven that it was Dreamer's baby, intensifying their feud. Beulah eventually left Raven and aligned herself with Dreamer. However, at the 1996 Hostile City Showdown Shane Douglas informed Dreamer that Beulah was never pregnant, and also had been cheating on him. When Dreamer demanded to know who with (suspecting it was Douglas) Douglas pointed to Raven's new valet Kimona Wanalaya, who proceeded to kiss Beulah to the mat. After some hesitation, Dreamer kissed both women, proclaiming "I'll take em both, I'm hardcore!"

Beulah McGillicutty-Trisa Hayes-ecwIn 1997, Beulah and Dreamer teamed up for a few inter-gender tag team matches against Francine and Douglas, with Beulah surprising fans by performing moonsaults in the matches. Later in the same year she defeated Bill Alfonso.

When the ECW wrestlers invaded the World Wrestling Federation, appearing on an episode of Monday Night Raw, Beulah was at Dreamer's side.

In 1998, Beulah was attacked by Justin Credible and was put out of action. Tommy would arrive with her pet bulldog and the fans would wonder when she would return. She returned to help Dreamer feud with Credible and his entourage. A few months later, Beulah grew tired of wrestling and was written out of storylines by having The Dudley Boyz "break her neck" by giving her their 3-D finisher.

After retiring from wrestling, Hayes returned to college. On October 12, 2002 at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, New York, Hayes married Thomas "Tommy Dreamer" Laughlin, with whom she later had twin girls, Brianna Laughlin and Kimberly Laughlin. The twins appeared in the season six episode of "The Sopranos" called "The Ride" as Domenica Baccalieri Tony Soprano's baby niece.

Beulah returned to the ring on June 12, 2005, at the World Wrestling Entertainment-produced ECW One Night Stand 2005 pay-per-view. She interfered in the main event, helping Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman, but their opponents, The Dudley Boyz, won despite her efforts. Beulah was involved in a catfight with Francine, who had just kicked Dreamer in the crotch.

On June 7, 2006, it was announced that Beulah would be in the corner of Dreamer and Terry Funk against Mick Foley and Edge at ECW One Night Stand 2006 as an equalizer to Lita. On the day of the PPV, the tag match was later changed to a six-person mixed tag match pitting Edge, Foley, and Lita against Dreamer, Funk, and herself. Wrestling barefoot, Beulah handled Lita and appeared on the verge of victory. However, Dreamer, Funk, and Beulah lost the match when Edge speared and pinned Beulah. She has yet to appear in WWE's new ECW brand even though she is still apparently under contract with them.

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