Melissa Coates Wiki – Melissa Coates Biography
Melissa Coates was a Canadian fighter, bodybuilder, fitness model, and actress. She was best known for appearing on the first two seasons of the Game Show Network show Extreme Dodgeball. In professional wrestling, she was known for her appearances in the developmental territories of World Wrestling Entertainment, Ohio Valley Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling, NWA Anarchy, and Women Superstars Uncensored. On the independent circuit, she was Sabu’s valet, under the ring name Super Genie.
Before entering professional wrestling, Coates aspired to become a professional tennis player after seeing Martina Navratilova. In order to train effectively for tennis, Coates began lifting weights at age 15, and during that same year, she participated in her first tennis competition in 1984, where she lasted until the final. She re-entered the following year and won the Mid-Canada Junior Girls Championship. However, she soon began to shift her attention from tennis to bodybuilding and she participated in her first contest in the early 1990s, where she won the overall lightweight category of the Windsor Physique Contest.
After she began to gain prominence, Coates decided to move to Los Angeles and worked for two gyms and two bars to finance herself. After obtaining professional status in 1995, she won the Jan Tana Classic in 1996. In 1999, she said goodbye to bodybuilding and subsequently began working as a model.
She also competed in the first two seasons of Extreme Dodgeball on the Game Show Network. Her team, the Barbell Mafia, made the playoffs in the first season but failed to qualify the following year.
Melissa Coates Age
Melissa Coates was 50 years old.
Cause of Death
Former WWE wrestler Melissa Coates, also known as Super Genie, passed away at age 50 on June 23 for undisclosed reasons. The wrestler’s passing has come as a shock to WWE fans. The news of her passing was confirmed by a friend of Coates on social media. Melissa was reported to be going through some health problems and last year, she underwent a leg amputation due to blood clots.
Melissa made her professional wrestling debut in 2002 and joined WWE in 2005 as part of the Ohio Valley Wrestling development region. Coates was reportedly trained by Killer Kowalski.
According to The Mirror, the news of Coates’ passing was reported by a friend of the former fighter who said: “On Wednesday night, a friend wrote on Facebook:” This may be the most difficult post I have ever made … Receive news from Terry “Sabu” Brunk that Super Genie Melissa Coates has passed away this afternoon. ”
After news of Melissa’s passing was announced, several WWE stars paid her heartfelt tribute by recalling her fighting spirit and kindness. Veteran star Lance Storm wrote: “I am saddened to hear of Melissa Coates passing tonight. I didn’t know her that well, but I worked with her during my time at OVW.”
Damn. RIP Melissa Coates!
— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) June 24, 2021
RIP Melissa Coates. Very sad to hear. Glad I got to know you almost 20 years ago. Gone way too soon. Godspeed ma’am.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) June 24, 2021
I’m heartbroken to have learned of the passing of Melissa Coates. She was a funny, kind and gentle soul. My condolences to her family and loved ones.
— Betty (@TheBethPhoenix) June 24, 2021
So extremely sad to hear of the passing of Melissa Coates. I have known her for years and years, she was such a sweet, wonderful and thoughtful woman. RIP Super Genie 🙏🏼❤️
— Lauren/Angelina Love (@ActualALove) June 24, 2021
The former wrestler began managing Sabu as Super Genie in 2014 and reportedly appeared with him in Impact Wrestling as well as several promotions.
We send our thoughts and prayers to Coates’ family in this trying time.