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April Hunter
Ring name(s) April Hunter[1]
April Kincaid[1]
The Prize[2][3]
Big Red[3]
Beautiful Soldier[2]
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[3]
Billed weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)[3]
Born September 24, 1974 (1974-09-24) (age 35)[4]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[3]
Resides Louisville, Kentucky[3]
Billed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Trained by Killer Kowalski[3]
Debut 1999[3]

April Hunter (born September 24, 1974)[4] is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet and fitness and glamour model. She has appeared in many publications, from MuscleMag International to Playboy Magazine and even has her own comic book series, Code Red by Pickle Press.


Professional wrestling career

World Championship Wrestling (2000)

In 1999 after Hunter appeared in Playboy, she was hired by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as a member of the nWo girls.[3][5] Along with four other models (Tylene Buck, Kim Kanner (Shakira), Midajah and Pamela Paulshock), she accompanied members of the nWo to ringside for their matches.

Independent circuit (2001–2007, 2009-present)

Hunter trained to become a professional wrestler with Killer Kowalski in Boston.[3] She was the only female in the class and soon began working on the independent circuit and overseas. Hunter formed a tag team with fellow Kowalski graduate Nikki Roxx in World Xtreme Wrestling known as The Killer Babes.[6]

On August 28, 2002, Hunter appeared for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). She was introduced (and defeated) by then-Miss TNA Bruce as part of his Miss TNA Challenge.[1] She returned for several other appearances in TNA, including matches against Desire, Eric Watts and John Walters.[1]

She then worked as the manager for Slyck Wagner Brown. Together they held both Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling's 3PW Tag Team Championship and Jersey All Pro Wrestling's JAPW Tag Team Championship. April was the first female in pro wrestling history to hold the (male) tag team title.

She traveled to Canada for the first time in December 2005, working for Action Wrestling Entertainment and wrestling against Sarah Stock.[7] In February 2006, Hunter worked for Carmen Electra's Naked Women's Wrestling League (NWWL).[8] While in the NWWL, Hunter broke her nose, which limited the moves she could perform while working for the promotion.[8]

In Women's Extreme Wrestling (WEW) in April 2006, Hunter formed a tag team known as T & A with Talia Madison.[1] On April 6, they defeated Team Blondage (Amber O'Neal and Lollipop) for the WEW Tag Team Championship.[1] A month later, Hunter andJ.D. Maverick debuted together for TNT Pro Wrestling.[9] In September, Hunter challenged Madison for her TNT Women's Championship.[9] She defeated her for the title on September 23.[1] During her time in TNT, Hunter appeared in the Glamour, Glitz & Divas—The Untold Story of American Women's Wrestling DVD, alongside Madison and Michaels.[10]

Hunter won Queens of Chaos's World Queens of Chaos Championship in November 2006 by defeating Sweet Saraya in the final round of a championship tournament.[1] She also won Great Canadian Wrestling's GCW W.I.L.D. Championship from Miss Danyah on April 13, 2007.[11] She held the title for one day before losing it to Cherry Bomb in a four-way match.[11] Because of wrestling-related injuries, however, Hunter retired from professional wrestling later in the year.[3]

In late 2009 Hunter came back from her retirement and returned to the ring. Her mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer and her return to the ring was to help out financially.[12] Hunter toured Europe with American Rampage Wrestling between November and December 2009 with Rob Van Dam, Sid Eudy (aka Sid Vicious) and Sabu.

Hunter (right) and Lorelei on the December 31, 2009 edition of TNA Impact!

On the December 31, 2009, edition of TNA Impact! Hunter made a special appearance as she and Lorelei teamed up in a losing effort against the TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions Sarita and Taylor Wilde.[13]

Other media

Hunter is currently competing in Figure and Fitness. She recently placed third in her first NPC sanctioned Figure competition November 14th, 2009. [14]

Hunter has appeared in the films Â! Ikkenya puroresu (2004) and Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy (2007).[15] In the United Kingdom, she has appeared on the James Whale Show, and in Japan, she appeared in a Toyota Fun Cargo Commercial. In the United States, she appeared in a MSNBC documentary entitled Body of Work, on The Howard Stern Show, and in the video for the Outthere Brothers' "Boom Boom Boom"/"Don't Stop Wiggle Wiggle." Lastly she appeared in a W-FIVE documentary in Canada.

Personal life

Hunter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but moved to Enterprise, Alabama with her father when her parents divorced.[5] Before entering the world of professional wrestling, Hunter worked as a fitness model.[8] She placed in Ms. Fitness Philadelphia and Ironwoman Tri-Fitness in Tampa FL. She also worked as a Playboy model and Met-RX spokesperson.

On August 30, 2006, Hunter married Canadian wrestler, Jordan Danyluk (known as J.D. Maverick) in Las Vegas, Nevada.[9] They first met at a wrestling show in December 2005 and were engaged after Valentine's Day in 2006.[9]

She studied photography at the New England School of Photography.[3] She also runs her own small business.[8]

In wrestling

Hunter at a figure competition

Championships and accomplishments

April Hunter splits.jpg
  • Far North Wrestling
    • FNW Women's Championship (1 time)
  • German Stampede Wrestling
    • GSW World Women's Championship (1 time)[17]
  • Jersey Championship Wrestling
    • JCW Women's Championship (1 time)
  • USA Pro Wrestling
    • USA Pro Women's Championship (1 time)[1]
  • Other titles
    • Best Independent Female Wrestler (2005)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "April Hunter's profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Lethalwow profile". Lethalwow. Retrieved 2009-12-22.  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "April Hunter's profile". GLORY Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-27.  
  4. ^ a b Email correspondence with April Hunter, forwarded to OTRS
  5. ^ a b "April Hunter Interview". Retrieved 2007-07-30.  
  6. ^ Official site
  7. ^ Oliver, Greg (January 18, 2006). "The Harsh Reality: AWE PPV tonight". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-28.  
  8. ^ a b c d Oliver, Greg (February 2, 2006). "The recent rough road of April Hunter". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-28.  
  9. ^ a b c d Kamchen, Richard (August 30, 2006). "Wedding day for J.D. Michaels & April Hunter". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-27.  
  10. ^ Mackinder, Matt (April 23, 2009). "Big Vision DVD potpourri outstanding". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-28.  
  11. ^ a b c "GCW W.I.L.D. Championship". Great Canadian Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  12. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2009-12-19). "April Hunter explains her ring return". WrestleView. Retrieved 2009-12-22.  
  13. ^ Parks, Greg (2009-12-31). "PARKS' TNA New Year's Knockout Eve Report 12/31: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of the special, including TNA Knockouts Tournament". PWTorch. Retrieved 2010-01-01.  
  14. ^ "April Hunter's bio and NPC competition results". Retrieved 2009-12-29.  
  15. ^
  16. ^ a b c Sokol, Chris (November 3, 2005). "A Slyck upcoming star". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-28.  
  17. ^ "German Stampede Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-07-08.  
  18. ^ "3PW 5 Star 4 Way". Retrieved 2008-07-06.  
  19. ^ "Queens of Chaos". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-07-07.  
  20. ^ "The PWI Female 50 Rankings: Who Is The Top Women's Wrestler In The World?". 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-09-19.  
  21. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results: April 2006". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-01-25.  
  22. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results - November 2003". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-07-05.  

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