Nicole Bass

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Nicole Bass
Born(1964-08-10)August 10, 1964
Middle Village, New York, United States
DiedFebruary 17, 2017(2017-02-17) (aged 52)
New York, United States
Cause of death Myocardial infarction
Bob Fuchs
(m. 1985;died 2013)
Professional wrestling career
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) [1]
Billed weight240 lb (110 kg) [2]
Billed fromNew York, New York [3]
Trained by ECW House of Hardcore

Nicole Fuchs [4] (néeBass; August 10, 1964 – February 17, 2017) was an American bodybuilder, actress, professional wrestler, and professional wrestling valet. She worked for companies such as Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation and XPW. From 1993 until her death, she made numerous appearances on The Howard Stern Show and took part as a contestant in Stern's 1993 pay-per-view television event The Miss Howard Stern New Year's Eve Pageant . [5] She then became a member of the show's Wack Pack.


She made guest appearances on four soap operas: The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives in 1991, and General Hospital and Guiding Light in 1992.

Early life

Bass was born in Middle Village in Queens, New York. [4]

Bodybuilding career

Bass was a bodybuilder in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. She won the 1997 NPC National Bodybuilding Championship. [4]

Professional wrestling career

Trained by Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), she started her professional wrestling career in Japan in August 1998 for NEO Women's Pro Wrestling she won a tournament defeating Kyoko Inoue. Bass debuted in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) 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.[ citation needed ]

Bass soon joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), debuting as Sable's villainous bodyguard at WrestleMania XV on March 28, 1999. [3] 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, which took place directly after the tragic death of Owen Hart at that pay-per-view. 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.[ citation needed ]

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. [6] Bass continued to wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit and did bookings for public events and for personal training. [1] She wrestled her last match in 2002.

Personal life

In 2006, Bass was hospitalized due to steroid-influenced pancreatitis. [4] Bass married Richard "Bob" Fuchs in 1985. [4] In 2005, Bass was involved in a domestic violence case with him. Fuchs died in his sleep in 2013 at age 64. [7]

In September 2000, Bass spent a night in prison after biting a New York police officer who was trying to break up a fight that Bass was involved in. In June 2015, she was arrested for shoplifting in a Queens, NY, supermarket.

At the time of Bass' death, she was in a relationship with her business partner, Kristen Marrone. [8] [9]


On February 16, 2017, girlfriend Kristen Marrone posted a statement on Bass' official Facebook stating that Bass had been hospitalized after being found unconscious at her apartment. [10] Later that day, she was declared to be medically brain dead following a heart attack. Her family and friends were with her that evening as she was taken off life support. Bass died on February 17 at the age of 52. [11]


1997 Private Parts HerselfFilm debut
1999Pain and Suffering
2000Spank Those Bitches 2
2000I Love To Hurt You
2000Violence on Violence
2000Beat Your AssAbusive Woman
2000Man Handled

Championships and accomplishments

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