Dec 7, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Lisa Moretti
Weight: 135 lbs.
Date of birth: November 26, 1962
From: Torrance, CA
Pro debut: 1986
Trained by: Mondo Guerrero
Finishing move: Poison Ivory
- In GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), Moretti competed as Tina Ferrari.
- As Ferrari, Moretti captured both the GLOW World title (defeating Colonel Ninotchka) and the promotion’s Tag Team title with Ashley Cartier.
- Tina and Ashley formed a tag team called T&A.
- In 1990, Moretti left GLOW in favor of the POWW (Powerful Women of Wrestling) group, and changed her ring name to Tina Moretti.
- Moretti captured the POWW title twice.
- Moretti made her WWF television as an unnamed woman that escorted the Godfather to the ring.
- In February 1999, D-Lo Brown introduced Moretti as Mark Henry’s new valet Ivory to help him to get over Chyna.
- Henry presented Ivory with roses and chocolates at the 1999 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre PPV in Memphis, TN.
- On June 8, 1999, thanks to outside interference from Nicole Bass, Ivory defeated Debra to capture her first WWF Women’s title in Worcester, MA.
- Ivory and Bass formed a short-lived bond.
- At the 1999 Summerslam, Ivory successfully defended the WWF Women’s title against Tori in Minneapolis, MN.
- Ivory defeated the deranged Luna Vachon in a “hardcore” match at the 1999 Unforgiven.
- At the 1999 Rebellion (U.K. only PPV) in Birmingham, England, Ivory defeated Jacqueline, Luna, and Tori.
- On October 25, 1999 in Providence, RI, Ivory defeated seven-time Ladies champion, the Fabulous Moolah for the WWF’s Women’s title.
- Ivory competed in the Miss Royal Rumble Swimsuit Contest on January 23, 2000.
- Ivory and Michael Cole hosted the pre-Wrestlemania 2000 history of Mania program on pay-per-view.
- On the October 23, 2000 episode of “Raw,” Ivory was formally announced as the newest member of the WWF’s moral activist group the Right to Censor.
- Ivory defeated Lita, Trish, and Jacqueline at the October 31, 2000 “Smackdown” television taping in Rochester, NY for her third WWF Women’s title.
- At the 2000 Survivor Series in Tampa, FL, Ivory successfully defended the WWF Women’s title against Lita.
- The next night on “Raw,” Trish Stratus attacked Molly Holly outside the ring, allowing Ivory to retain the WWF Women’s title.
- At the Rebellion ’00 (U.K. only PPV) in Sheffield, England, Ivory defeated Lita to retain the WWF Women’s title.
- At Armageddon ’00, Ivory won a triple threat match over Holly and Stratus to again retain the WWF Women’s title.
- On the December 11, 2000 edition of “Raw,” Ivory assisted Val Venis in giving Chyna a spike piledriver, starting a program with the “ninth wonder of the world.”
- Ivory did a hilarious parody of a tearful Chyna on the December 28, 2001 episode of “Smackdown.” Later on the show, she teamed with the RTC to defeat the APA and Jacqueline.
- Ivory successfully defended the WWF Women’s title against Chyna at the 2001 Royal Rumble in New Orleans, LA.
- On the February 1, 2001 “Extreme Smackdown,” Ivory retained the WWF Women’s title in a three-way dance against Jacqueline and Lita.
- On the March 5, 2001 edition of “Raw” in Washington, D.C., Ivory again successfully defended the WWF Women’s title against Lita.
- After the WWF dropped the RTC gimmick, Ivory disappeared from television. She returned on the August 6, 2001 edition of “Raw” in Anaheim, CA, and aided Alliance members Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler in defeating Jacqueline.
- Ivory became the regular valet for Lance Storm.
- In early 2002, Ivory served as a trainer for MTV’s “Tough Enough 2,” and later also served as a trainer for “Tough Enough 3.”
- With no story line ideas for her, WWE sent Ivory to Ohio Valley Wrestling to help train the young female wrestlers.
- In May 2004, Ivory became the host of “WWE Experience” on Spike TV.
- On July 22, 2005, WWE.COM reported, “Ivory’s World Wrestling Entertainment television contract will not be renewed.”
- On April 21, 2006, Ivory defeated Rebecca Knox for the SuperGirls championship in Surrey, British Columbia.