Lexie Fyfe in June 2008
|Birth name||Mary Beth Bentley|
May 30, 1969 |
Denville, New Jersey
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||The Foxy Lady
Fran, The Lunch Lady
|Billed height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Billed weight||150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)|
|Billed from||Tampa, Florida|
|Trained by||OMEGA Championship Wrestling
Mary Beth Bentley (born May 30, 1969), is an American professional wrestler. She has wrestled in various independent wrestling promotions, most notably for Shimmer Women Athletes and has had tryouts for both WWE and WCW.
Bentley was born in Denville, New Jersey where she spent most of her life, attending Morris Knolls High School. She spent a couple of years in Toledo, Ohio and St. Petersburg, Florida when she was very young.
While working in billing at LabCorp, Bentley met co-worker Brandi Wine who asked if she had an interest in training to become a wrestler. Brandi was valeting at the time for the "Beastmaster" Rick Link and Tim Blaze. She introduced Lexie to some local promoters who were looking for female wrestlers. Ken Spence, who runs a wrestling school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, talked her into coming early to one of the next shows. She got in the ring with a couple of the wrestlers and learned some simple moves. She started training at Ken's school right after that in April 1995.
She stayed at Spence's school for a little over a year while learning the basic techniques of wrestling. Feeling that she needed to become more versatile and learn different styles, she left Spence's school. Then she had met Matt Hardy on a show and he invited her down to their training place. In fact, she was thinking about leaving wrestling because she didn't feel that she was progressing in the ring. She learned so much there especially about the psychology of a wrestling match. Also, she had the chance to learn valuable skills from the "unpredictable" Johnny Rodz, who has trained stars including as Tazz and Perry Saturn. She visited his school at least six times on various trips to the New York area. In one wrestling match, Lexie grabbed Riptide by the hair. Then she pulled her hair extremely hard. Then she tossed her around the ring by the hair. Also, in another encounter, Lexie swung Sweet Destiny through the air by the hair multiple times. Then she pulled her hair out by the roots.
In 2005, Lexie joined Shimmer Women Athletes as a villain and defeated Christie Ricci on the first show. Lexie began teaming with the evil Malia Hosaka after they attacked Lorelei Lee over her defeating Malia on Volume 3. On Volume 4 Hosaka and Fyfe defeated Lee and Cindy Rogers in a tag team match. On Volume 5 they became an official team under the name The Experience. Since then they had a winning streak which was broken by Cheerleader Melissa and MsChif on Volume 12. They then started another winning streak which was broken this time by Ashley and Nevaeh in the final of a six-team Gauntlet Match on Volume 21.
After missing Volume 23 The Experience came back as part of the Volume 24 as they defeated the team of Rayna Von Tosh and Tenille.
In early 2010 Fyfe took a hiatus from professional wrestling due to her pregnancy and subsequent childbirth.
When Shine Wrestling was established on July 20, 2012, Lexie began her stint as a babyface authority figure for the promotion. On October 27, 2012, Fyfe made a return appearance to SHIMMER as a villain at Volume 50; taking part in a ten-woman elimination tag team match that saw her, Mercedes Martinez, Portia Perez, Nicole Matthews, and Saraya Knight defeated by MsChif, Allison Danger, Leva Bates, and Cheerleader Melissa.
- Signature moves
- Figure Fyfe Leglock (Deathlock surfboard)
- Hair pull snapmare
- Leg drop
- Running double axe handle
- Seated chinlock
- Sidewalk slam
- Sitout facebuster
- Triple rolling snap suplexes
- Pulling her opponent's hair out by the roots
- Tossing her opponent around the ring by the hair
- Grabbing her opponent by the hair
- Flipping her opponent down to the mat by the hair
- Dragging her opponent across the mat by the hair
- With Malia Hosaka
Championships and accomplishments
- North Atlantic Championship Wrestling
- NACW Women's Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Entertainment
- PWE Women's Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- X Jam Wrestling
- XJAM Women's Championship (1 time)
- "All Star Wrestling Profile". All Star Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- Seegers, Sandy. "Enjoying life inside ropes: Pro wrestling has provided Denville native rich experience", Daily Record (Morristown), August 27, 2008. Accessed August 28, 2008. "A co-worker, Brandi Wine, asked Fyfe, a native of Denville, if she'd like to train with her and become a professional wrestler. Soon, Fyfe, known as MaryBeth Bentley during her days at Morris Knolls High School, was in the ring."
- Byers, Ryan (2010-04-12). "411’s Live SHIMMER Report: April 10th and 11th". 411Mania. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
- "Shimmer Roster". Shimmer Women Athletes. Visuex. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
- "The PWI Female 50 Rankings: Who Is The Top Women's Wrestler In The World?". PWPix.net. 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
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