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Velvet McIntyre
Ring name(s) Velvet McIntyre
Billed height 5'10"
Billed weight 150 lbs
Born Ireland[1]
Resides Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Trained by Sandy Barr
Debut 1980
Retired 1998
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Velvet McIntyre is a retired Canadian and Irish professional wrestler. After beginning her career in 1980, she wrestled in North American independent promotions, before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). She had rivalries with both The Fabulous Moolah and Sherri Martel and held the WWF Women's Championship and WWF Women's Tag Team Championship. After the WWF's women's division went on hiatus in the 1990s, McIntyre wrestled in several Canadian promotions, holding several titles. She was known for wrestling barefoot and her high flying wrestling maneuvers.


Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit

After finishing high school, Velvet McIntyre moved to Oregon in 1980 to train with Sandy Barr, under whom she trained with her future opponent and tag team partner, Princess Victoria.[2] McIntyre made her professional wrestling debut in Idaho in 1980, but she did not begin wrestling full-time until three months later.[3][2] She then joined Vancouver All Star Wrestling in 1981, where she feuded with Princess Victoria. She continued to feud with Victoria for the remainder of the year in both singles and tag team matches in Vancouver and the NWA Pacific Northwest under promoter Don Owen.[3] In 1982, however, she joined the World Wrestling Federation where she began teaming with Princess Victoria, and in March, the duo lost a series of matches against the team of The Fabulous Moolah and Wendi Richter.[3] McIntyre, however, defeated Richter in two separate matches in Bill Watts's Mid-South Wrestling Alliance.[3] In November and December 1982, McIntyre worked for Stampede Wrestling, where she teamed with Judy Martin against Richter and Joyce Grable; the feud between the two teams resumed in April 1983 in Verne Gagne's American Wrestling Alliance.[3]

In May 1983, McIntyre returned to Stampede Wrestling, where she continued her rivalry with Richter and Grable; this time, however, she teamed once again with Princess Victoria.[3] Victoria and McIntyre won the NWA Women's Tag Team Championship on May 13 in Calgary.[3][4]

World Wrestling Federation

In 1983, the World Wrestling Federation withdrew from the National Wrestling Alliance, and when McIntyre and Victoria rejoined the promotion in 1984, they were immediately recognized as holding the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship.[3] The duo defended the championship against the team of Wendi Richter and Peggy Lee.[3] Desiree Petersen later replaced Victoria in the team, and the new duo lost the title in August 1985 to Judy Martin and Leilani Kai (known as The Glamour Girls) in Egypt.[3][5]

McIntyre then began wrestling as a singles wrestler, immediately feuding with The Fabulous Moolah.[3] She won the WWF Women's Championship when she defeated Moolah in Australia on July 3, 1986 but lost the title six days later.[6][7] McIntyre also wrestled Moolah for the women's title at WrestleMania 2.[8] Moolah defeated McIntyre to regain the title.[8] Years later, Moolah called McIntyre the best female wrestler in Canada.[2] In 1987, McIntyre consistently lost matches to Moolah and Sherri Martel.[3][9] She also competed at the Survivor Series, teaming with Moolah, Rockin' Robin, and the Jumping Bomb Angels against Martel, Leilani Kai, Judy Martin, Donna Christanello, and Dawn Marie.[6][10] By 1990, however, the women's division in the WWF was again on hiatus.


After leaving the WWF, McIntyre continued to wrestle sporadically on the independent circuit.[3] At that time, there were not many opportunities for females in the business.[2] In November 1993, she won the Canadian Wrestling Alliance's Women's Championship from Iron Maiden, but lost it to Iron Maiden again in January 1994.[3] They continued to feud into 1996, when the two women joined Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling, where the two traded the Women's Championship, which McIntyre held for two months.[3] In September, they competed in a strap match—a match where the wrestlers must compete while connected via a leather strap—in which McIntyre was victorious.[3]

In November 1997, as a part of the International Championship Wrestling, she won the WWWA Women's Championship from Bertha Faye.[3] She also held the ICW Women's Championship, which she lost in July 1998.[3]

Personal life

It is a common misconception that she is the daughter of professional wrestler Stan Mykietowich.[11] Growing up, she had three brothers with whom she wrestled.[2]

McIntyre wore wrestling boots for the first four years of her career, but she later wrestled bare foot when someone took one of her boots as a joke, and she was forced to wrestle without them.[2] Wrestling barefoot later became one of her trademarks, as well as her high flying wrestling maneuvers.[2]

She retired from wrestling in 1998 after discovering she was pregnant, and she later gave birth to twins.[2][11] In her spare time, McIntyre makes and sells crafts.[2]

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • Other titles[3]
    • Canadian Wrestling Alliance Women's Championship
    • Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling Women's Championship
    • WWWA Women's Championship
    • ICW Women's Championship


  1. ^ Shields, Brian. Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s, p.164
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Oliver, Greg (March 26, 2003). "Velvet's WrestleMania memories". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Nevada, Vance (June 30, 2005). "Results for Velvet McIntyre". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  
  4. ^ Duncan, Royal and Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.   Information also available at
  5. ^ Duncan, Royal and Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.   Information also available at Solie's Title Histories.
  6. ^ a b Shields, Brian. Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s, p.87
  7. ^ "History of the Women's Championship: Velvet McIntyre". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  8. ^ a b Powell, John. "WrestleMania 2: Caged Heat". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  
  9. ^ Shields, Brian. Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s, p.136
  10. ^ "Survivor Series 1987: Results". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-11-03.  
  11. ^ a b "Canadian Hall of Fame: Velvet McIntyre". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  
  12. ^ a b c d "Velvet McIntyre's profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-11-03.  
  13. ^ Shields, Brian. Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s, p.156


  • Shields, Brian (4th Edition 2006). Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s. Pocket Books. ISBN 9781416532576.  

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