Ringbelles Retro: Wendi Richter in a steel cage

Wendi Richter Heidi Lee MorganAfter Wendi Richter was screwed out of the World Wrestling Federation Women’s Championship in November 1985, she went straight to the locker room, grabbed her bag and left without changing out of her gear. She caught a taxi from outside Madison Square Garden in New York City and disappeared into the night, and wasn’t seen on WWF/E TV until her induction in the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Richter didn’t disappear from wrestling though. She wrestled in Puerto Rico for the World Wrestling Council, competed in Japan and also enjoyed bookings in domestic promotions like the American Wrestling Association, and the National Wrestling Federation – which is from where this Retro emanates.

In this contest from June 20, 1987, Richter defends her NWF Women’s Championship against Heidi Lee Morgan – whose highest profile work was in the WWF in 1993 where she was defeated in the finals of the Women’s Title tournament, won by Alundra Blayze. The match also takes place in a steel cage – and for some extra nostalgia, the competitors are announced to the ring by the classic tones of Gary Michael Capetta.


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