Nicole Bass

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Nicole Bass
Nicole Bass with Paul Billets (cropped).jpg
Birth name Nicole Bass
Born (1964-08-10)August 10, 1964
Middle Village, New York, United States
Died February 17, 2017(2017-02-17) (aged 52)
Cause of death Myocardial infarction
Spouse(s) Bob Fuchs (m. 1985; d. 2013)
Professional wrestling career
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Billed weight 240 lb (110 kg)[2]
Billed from New York, New York[3]
Trained by ECW House of Hardcore
Debut 1998
Retired 2000

Nicole Bass-Fuchs[4] (née Bass; August 10, 1964 – February 17, 2017) was an American bodybuilder, actress, professional wrestler, and professional wrestling valet. She worked for companies such as Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation and XPW. From 1993 to her passing, she made numerous appearances on The Howard Stern Show and took part as a contestant in Stern's 1993 pay-per-view television event The Miss Howard Stern New Year's Eve Pageant.[5] She then became a member of the show's Wack Pack.

Early life[edit]

Bass was born in Middle Village in Queens, New York.[4]

Bodybuilding career[edit]

Bass had an extensive career as a female bodybuilder in the late '80s and throughout the '90s. She won the 1997 NPC National Bodybuilding Championship.[4]

  • 1985 NPC Eastern USA Championships – 2nd (HW)
  • 1986 IFBB Ms. International – 16th
  • 1986 NPC Nationals – 8th (HW)
  • 1987 IFBB North American Championships – 4th (HW)
  • 1987 NPC USA Championships – 7th (HW)
  • 1988 NPC Northeastern States – 1st (HW and overall)
  • 1989 NPC Extravaganza – 3rd (HW)
  • 1990 NPC Nationals – 2nd (HW)
  • 1991 IFBB North American Championships – 4th (HW)
  • 1993 NPC Nationals – 10th (HW)
  • 1994 NPC Nationals – 6th (HW)
  • 1995 NPC Nationals – 2nd (HW)
  • 1996 NPC Nationals – 2nd (HW)
  • 1997 NPC Nationals – 1st (HW and overall)
  • 1997 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 14th

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Bass debuted in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) during the first half of 1998. She aligned herself with Justin Credible, Chastity and Jason. She participated in feuds with Tommy Dreamer, Mikey Whipwreck and Beulah McGillicutty.

Bass soon joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), debuting as Sable's bodyguard at WrestleMania XV on March 28, 1999.[3] She became involved in an extended feud with Debra McMichael, which culminated in a mixed tag match pitting Bass and Val Venis against Jeff Jarrett and Debra at the 1999 WWF Over the Edge. Bass was then aligned with Venis until she accidentally whacked him with Jarrett's guitar after losing a bikini contest to Debra. The following week, she interfered in a match between Debra and Ivory, with Debra losing her Women's Championship due to Nicole's interference.

This led to a brief alliance between Bass and Ivory, which ended abruptly when Bass left the WWF and filed a lawsuit against the organization for sexual harassment, claiming she was sexually assaulted backstage by Steve Lombardi. In 2003 the case went to court and was ultimately dismissed.[6]

Bass continued to wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit and did bookings for public events and for personal training.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Private Parts Herself Film debut
1999 Pain and Suffering[7]
2000 Spank Those Bitches 2[7]
2000 I Love To Hurt You[7]
2000 Violence on Violence[7]
2000 Beat Your Ass[7] Abusive Woman
2000 Man Handled[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Bass was hospitalized due to steroid-influenced pancreatitis.[4]

Bass married Richard "Bob" Fuchs in 1985.[4][7] Fuchs died in his sleep in 2013 at age 64.[8] At the time of her death, Bass was in a relationship with her business partner, Kristen Marrone.[9][10]

Death[edit]

On February 16, 2017, a statement was posted on Bass' official Facebook page by her girlfriend Kristen Marrone, where she stated that Bass had been taken to the hospital, after being found unconscious at her apartment. The post said everything possible was being done to help her.[11] Later that day, she was declared to be medically brain dead following a stroke. Her family and friends were with her that evening as she was taken off life support.[12] Bass died a day later on February 17 at the age of 52.[12]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nicole Bass Biography". Nicole Bass.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.muscleville.com/catalog.php?lid=bass_nicole
  3. ^ a b Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. Dorling Kindersley. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Nicole Bass Profile". onlineworldofwrestling.com. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  5. ^ The Miss Howard Stern New Year's Eve Pageant (Media notes). One Twelve, Inc. 
  6. ^ "RAW Rebounds, Ratings, Bass Case Decided, Rock on TNA, and More...". Scarla, Rick and Online Onslaught. Archived from the original on February 2, 2009. Retrieved May 4, 2007. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Nicole Bass". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 4, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Nicole Bass' husband passes away in his sleep." howardstern.com. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  9. ^ http://heavy.com/sports/2017/02/nicole-bass-dead-dies-rip-husband-girlfriend/
  10. ^ http://www.pwinsider.com/article/107785/report-nicole-bass-passes-away-.html?p=1
  11. ^ Peter, Genovese (February 19, 2017). "Nicole Bass, longtime Howard Stern guest, WWE wrestler, dead at 52". NJ.com. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Ryan, Satin (February 17, 2017). "Nicole Bass — Passes Away While Surrounded by Friends and Family After Life Support Was Removed". Pro Wrestling Sheet. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  13. ^ "NWA Jersey Women's Title". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 

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