BIOGRAPHY - APRIL HUNTER

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Real Name: April Hunter
Birthday: September 24, 1971
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resides: Boston, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married to J.D. Michaels.
Height & Weight: 5'9" - 150 lbs
Trained by: Killer Kowalski
Debut: Winter 2000
Previous Gimmicks: nWo Valet, April Kincaid (Chaotic)
Finishing Move: Headhunter
Favorite Moves: The Bitch, Hunter's Hangman, SoldierSault, Running Standing Somersault, Neckbreaker
Notable Feuds: Poppalicious (USA Pro), La Tigressa (IWA PR), Mima Shimoda (JP), Sumie Sakai (Z1), Dirty Rotten Scoundrelz, Trinity (Cyberspace), Jazz (Cyberspace), Ariel (JAPW), Miss Kara Slice, Mercedes Martinez, La Chacala (LLF), Lady Dinamite (LLF), Christopher Street Connection

 

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

 

In 1999 after Hunter appeared in Playboy, she was hired by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as a member of the nWo girls. 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.

 

Hunter trained to become a professional wrestler with Killer Kowalski in Boston. 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.

 

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. She returned for several other appearances in TNA, including matches against Desire, Eric Watts and John Walters.

 

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. In February 2006, Hunter worked for Carmen Electra's Naked Women's Wrestling League (NWWL). While in the NWWL, Hunter broke her nose, which limited the moves she could perform while working for the promotion.

 

In Women's Extreme Wrestling (WEW) in April 2006, Hunter formed a tag team known as T & A with Talia Madison. On April 6, they defeated Team Blondage (Amber O'Neal and Lollipop) for the WEW Tag Team Championship. A month later, Hunter andJ.D. Maverick debuted together for TNT Pro Wrestling. In September, Hunter challenged Madison for her TNT Women's Championship. She defeated her for the title on September 23. 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.

 

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

 

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. She also won Great Canadian Wrestling's GCW W.I.L.D. Championship from Miss Danyah on April 13, 2007. She held the title for one day before losing it to Cherry Bomb in a four-way match. Because of wrestling-related injuries, however, Hunter retired from professional wrestling later in the year.

 

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. Hunter toured Europe with American Rampage Wrestling between November and December 2009 with Rob Van Dam, Sid Eudy (aka Sid Vicious) and Sabu.

 

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.

 

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

 

Hunter has appeared in the films Â! Ikkenya puroresu (2004) and Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy (2007). 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." She appeared in a W-FIVE documentary in Canada TruTV Most Daring Wild Women and several independent films, such as Ultimate Death Match II and Hell House in 2009/2010. She also runs her own small business.

 

She competed in Figure on 18 June 2010 at the Junior Nationals in Chicago.

 

Hunter has appeared in the films Â! Ikkenya puroresu (2004) and Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy (2007). In the United Kingdom, she has appeared on the James Whale Show, and in Japan, she appeared in a Toyota Fun Cargo TV 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." She appeared in a W-FIVE documentary in Canada TruTV Most Daring Wild Women and several independent films, including Ultimate Death Match II and Hell House in 2009/2010.

 

In 2012 Hunter appeared in horror film 'The Meat Puppet" playing the role of "Jade" For her performance she nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Feature Drama in the Downbeach Film Festival

 

In 2013 Hunter appeared in the film "Gravedigger", playing the role of Marie Spiegel.

 

In 2013 she started a new Blog entitled "Putting The Clothes On, Taking The Gloves Off" where she provides intimate details of her life and personal victories and struggles.

 

Starting in 2013 she started making appearances at Horror, Science Fiction, and Comic Book conventions in various characters. Her cosplay costumes have featured Phoenix, The Black Widow, a female version of The Punisher, Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman, and Red Sonja.

 

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