Dec 7, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Melissa Coates
Weight: 150 lbs.
Date of birth: June 18, 1971
From: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Pro debut: 2002
Trained by: Killer Kowalski
Finishing move: Coates Rack
– In 1995, Coates started competing professionally as a IFBB bodybuilder.
– Coates appeared at WWE Backlash 2005, during the “Masterlock Challenge” segment.
OVW: Melissa “CoatesWrack” Coates, WWE Diva Jillian Hall’s bodyguard, and Strongest Woman in the World
Deep South Wrestling: The “Bag Lady”, girlfriend to WWE superstar Festus (DSW, the “Freakin’ Deacon)
NWA: ANARCHY and independents: Melissa Coates, fitness model and Olympian bodybuilder now turned professional wrestler.
Independents: 2008 introduced a new character, “Mile High Melissa”, wrestling flight attendant.
Coates is a professional bodybuilder (having reach 9th in the world at one point), and an internationally acclaimed fitness model. She’s been on the covers of Muscle&Fitness, Flex Magazine, MuscleMag International, Ironman, Muscular Development and others
Coates appeared in the science fiction movie “Nemesis III: Prey Harder”
Coates is a former WWE developmental talent, and appeared for WWE in 2005 “BACKLASH’ pay-per-view in the “MasterLock Challenge” segment