Winona Littleheart

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Winona Littleheart
Birth name Winona Barkley
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Winona Littleheart
Princess Little Heart
Cindy Lou
The Lock
Debut 1977
Retired 1988

Winona Barkley[1] (b. 1961) is a retired professional wrestler better known by the ring names Winona Littleheart (sometimes billed as Winona Little Heart and Wenona Little Heart) and The Lock.

Career[edit]

Barkley, daughter of the daughter of wrestler/booker "Dirty" Dick Barkley, debuted in 1977.[1] She began her wrestling career as Winona Littleheart with the standard "Native American" gimmick, including a fringe vest and feather in her hair.

National Wrestling Alliance[edit]

As Princess Little Heart, she was awarded the NWA United States Women's Championship in October 1980.

World Wrestling Federation[edit]

As Winona Littleheart, she frequently competed in the World Wrestling Federation in the late 1970s and early/mid 1980s. She often feuded with The Fabulous Moolah and Judy Martin. She also worked as a trainer at Moolah's wrestling school and helped train Wendi Richter.

In 1985, she challenged then WWF Women's Champion Leilani Kai for the title during Kai's short title reign.

Championship Wrestling from Florida[edit]

Barkley debuted in Championship Wrestling from Florida as Cindy Lou, a young woman that used to be friends with Barry Windham and Kendall Windham while growing up. She had been abducted by Kevin Sullivan, who renamed her The Lock (because he kept her under lock and key). As The Lock, she eventually wore a mohawk and wore bizarre clothing and face paint. She joined Sullivan's "Army of Darkness" stable and frequently fought with Sullivan's other valet, Fallen Angel. Eventually Luna Vachon joined the stable and she formed a tag team with The Lock known as "The Daughters of Darkness".[1] Luna and Lock won the World Tag Team title for the short lived Women's Championship Wrestling (based in Las Vegas, the predecessor to LPWA). They defended the titles against Candi Devine & Debbie Combs in the CWA Memphis territory in 1988.

Powerful Women of Wrestling[edit]

The Lock wrestled for David McLane's POWW wrestling in 1988, managed by Genie Beret.

Retirement[edit]

Barkley is retired from professional wrestling. She provided back-up vocals for a song on Nasty Savage's 1987 album "Indulgence".

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Winona Littleheart Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 

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