The Glamour Girls
|The Glamour Girls|
|Name(s)||The Glamour Girls
The Queen's Court
The Queen and his Court
5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
|Promotions||World Wrestling Federation
Ladies Professional Wrestling Association
Ladies Major League Wrestling
Early career and training
Leilani Kai was trained by The Fabulous Moolah in 1975 right after she finished high school at Lillian Ellison School of Professional Wrestling. It was in 1979, that Kai first began working with Judy Martin, who at also trained at Moolah's school and would become her tag team partner. During this time, in addition to wrestling individually and as a tag team (including tours of Japan with the All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling promotion), Kai and Martin worked behind the scenes as trainers at Moolah's school, where they (along with Joyce Grable) oversaw training of women such as Wendi Richter and Sherri Martel.
World Wrestling Federation
Kai and Martin competed together as a tag team in the World Wrestling Federation. They were awarded the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship from champions Velvet McIntyre and Desiree Petersen in 1985 (although sources claim a match occurred between the two teams in August 1985 in Egypt). After touring on the independent circuit and Japan for a few years, Martin and Kai returned to the WWF in 1987, repackaged as the platinum haired The Glamour Girls and were managed by Jimmy Hart. The duo appeared at the first Survivor Series in 1987 as part of then champion Sherri Martel's team to face the Fabulous Moolah's team.
They spent much of 1988 feuding with the Jumping Bomb Angels for the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship. The Jumping Bomb Angels defeated them for the championship at the first Royal Rumble in 1988. Kai and Martin recaptured the title months later in Japan before the belts were abandoned.
While working for the WWF, the duo (who were experienced trainers) were often paired against rookies and younger, more inexperienced women (including Rockin' Robin, Baby Doll, and Olympia Hartauer) in try-out matches to help the WWF gauge their talent and potential.
In 1990, the duo joined the Ladies Major League Wrestling promotion, where they held the LMLW Tag Team Championship. While in LMLW, they were managed by Abdullah Farouk, Jr. They competed as a tag team and also become contenders for the LMLW World Championship.
In the fall 1991, Kai and Martin joined World Championship Wrestling and feuded with Madusa and Bambi in singles matches. The women's division in WCW was phased out before they were given any opportunity to compete together as a tag team.
During this time they also competed in the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association. They debuted under the new name, the Queen's Court, and were managed by Queen Christopher Love (and eventually Adnan Al-Kaissie). They wrestled as both a tag team and in singles competition as top contenders to the LPWA Championship held by Susan Sexton. After months of feuding reigning champions Team America (Misty Blue Simmes and Heidi Lee Morgan), they finally captured the LPWA Tag Team Championship. They feuded with teams such as Bad, Black, & Beautiful (Black Venus and Bad Girl), The New Team America (Misty Blue Simmes and Alison Royal), Locomotion (Reggie Bennett and Cheryl Rusa), Wendi Richter and Rockin' Robin, and Bambi and Malia Hosaka. At the only LPWA pay-per-view, LPWA Super Ladies Showdown, the Glamour Girls defended the LPWA Tag Team Championship against Bambi and Hosaka.
Martin retired from professional wrestling in 1999, while Kai retired in 2004. The duo currently makes appearances at various wrestling conventions and reunions, mainly located on the east coast.
Championships and accomplishments
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- Johnson, Steven (August 8, 2007). "Return of a "Glamour Girl"". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
- Richter, Wendi and Mark Nulty. Wendi Richter Shoot Interview (DVD). HighSpots.
- Martel, Sherri and Mark Nulty. Sherri Martel Shoot Interview (DVD). HighSpots.
- Nevada, Vance (June 30, 2005). "Results for Velvet McIntyre". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
- Brian Elliot (2010-07-10). "Baby Doll: From star attraction to single mom". Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- "WWF Results - 1987". The History of WWE. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
- "Malia Hosaka". Wrestling Epicenter. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Malia Hosaka - Archived Essays and News". Malia Hosaka.net. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Tori's Lair". Angelfire. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Three More Legends Set to Join This Year’s Wrestling Legends Fanfest". Ring-Rap. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "The Big Event". Tmart Promotions. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Leilani Kai's profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
- "Jimmy Hart profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- Shields, Brian. Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s, p.105