Nicole Bass

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Nicole Bass-Fuchs (August 10, 1964 – February 16, 2017) was an American bodybuilder, actress, professional wrestler and valet previously working for companies such as Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, XPW, and the National Wrestling Alliance. Bass made numerous appearances as a guest on The Howard Stern Show. She was a member of Stern's Wack Pack.

Bodybuilding career

Nicole 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.

  • 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

Bass debuted in Extreme Championship Wrestling 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, debuting as Sable's bodyguard at WrestleMania XV on March 28, 1999. 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.

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

Personal life

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

Bass married Richard "Bob" Fuchs in 1985. Fuchs died in his sleep in 2013 at age 64.

Bass died on February 16, 2017 at the age of 52. Kristen Marrone, Bass's partner, confirmed her death in a Facebook message early the next morning. Marrone wrote that Bass became sick a few days earlier and was hospitalized.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Chokeslam
  • Powerbomb
  • Signature moves
  • Bear hug
  • Gorilla press slam
  • Neckscissors
  • Nicknames
  • "Russia"
  • "The World's largest female bodybuilder"
  • Entrance Themes
    • "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" by Prong (ECW)
    • "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" by Grinspoon (ECW)
    • "Basher" by Eve S. Dowdle (WWF)

Championships and accomplishments

  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • NWA Worldwide Intergender Championship (1 time)
  • NWA New Jersey
  • NWA Jersey Women's Championship (1 time)



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