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April Hunter (September 24, 1974) is an American professional wrestler, valet and model.


World Championship Wrestling (2000)

In 2000 Hunter was hired by Terry Taylor on behalf of World Championship Wrestling (after they saw her layout in Playboy). Along with four other models (Tylene Buck, Pamela Paulshock, Midajah O'Hearn and Kim Kanner) she accompanied members of The New World Order to ringside for their matches. Hunter left WCW later that year to become a fully trained wrestler.

Other promotions (2001-2007, 2009-2010)

In 2001 she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to train under the venerable Killer Kowalski. She began working on the independent circuit. Hunter also formed a tag team with fellow Kowalski graduate Nikki Roxx in World Xtreme Wrestling known as The Killer Babes. Hunter went on to form the tag team "T & A" and tag with J.D. Michaels.

She traveled to Canada for the first time in December 2005, working for Action Wrestling Entertainment and wrestling against Sarah Stock. In February 2006, Hunter worked for Carmen Electra's Naked Women's Wrestling League (NWWL). While in the NWWL, Hunter broke her nose, which limited the moves she could perform while working for the promotion.

In Women's Extreme Wrestling (WEW) in April 2006, Hunter formed a tag team known as T & A with Talia Madison. On April 6, they defeated Team Blondage (Amber O'Neal and Lollipop) for the WEW Tag Team Championship. A month later, Hunter and J.D. Maverick debuted together for TNT Pro Wrestling. In September, Hunter challenged Madison for her TNT Women's Championship. She defeated her for the title on September 23. During her time in TNT, Hunter appeared in the Glamour, Glitz & Divas—The Untold Story of American Women's Wrestling DVD, alongside Madison and Michaels.

Hunter won Queens of Chaos's World Queens of Chaos Championship in November 2006 by defeating Sweet Saraya in the final round of a championship tournament. She vacanted the title on In May 2012. She also won Great Canadian Wrestling's GCW W.I.L.D. Championship from Miss Danyah on April 13, 2007. She held the title for one day before losing it to Cherry Bomb in a four-way match. Because of wrestling-related injuries, however, Hunter retired from professional wrestling later in the year

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2002, 2009)

On August 28, 2002, Hunter appeared for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). She was introduced (and defeated) by then-Miss TNA Bruce as part of his Miss TNA Challenge. She returned for several other appearances in TNA, including matches against Desire, Eric Watts and John Walters.

On the December 31, 2009 "New Year's Knockout Eve" edition of Impact, Hunter appeared as a villainess and teamed with Lorelei Lee in a losing effort against Knockouts Tag Team Champions Sarita and Taylor Wilde. On June 15, 2010, Hunter claimed that she had turned down a contract offer from TNA the previous month

Shine Wrestling (2012-2014)

On September 21, 2012, Hunter debuted in SHINE Wrestling at SHINE 3 as the manager of Made In Sin (Allysin Kay & Taylor Made). All three women would align with Rain and Ivelisse to form the Valkyrie faction at SHINE 6. At SHINE 7, Hunter made her in-ring debut for the promotion, teaming with Made In Sin in a victorious outing against Mia Yim, Su Yung, and Tracy Taylor. At SHINE 19, Hunter was on the victorious end of a 10-woman elimination tag team match against Ivelisse, Mia Yim, Leva Bates, Jessicka Havok and Tracy Taylor.

Personal life

April Hunter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but moved to Enterprise, Alabama with her father when her parents divorced. She attended college in Philadelphia, majoring in English, Biology and Chemistry, but dropped out after several years. At the age of nineteen she began working as an erotic dancer. Then she became a fitness model instead.

On August 30, 2006, April married her Canadian wrestling boyfriend, J.D. Michaels, in a small, private ceremony at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She speaks some Spanish, German and French.

April's father's side is from Edinburgh, Scotland. Her mother's side is from Naples, Italy. They met in Philadelphia and April was conceived in Hawaii on her fathers military break from Vietnam.

April was born with pneumonia and has battled COPD, asthma and chronic bronchitis all her life. Fitness is a lifestyle for her to maintain her health. She is also hearing-impaired.

Acting career

  • Body Of Work MSNBC (2003)
  • Home Sweet Battlefield / Ah, House Collapses (2004) as "Mistress Eva"
  • Oh! My Zombie Mermaid / Ah, House Collapses (2004) as "Mistress Eva" (Released in the US under this title in June 2006)
  • Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy (2005) as "Diamond Piedra"
  • Howard Stern radio and E! Television
  • W-Five (Canadian documentary)
  • MTV (various rock/rap videos)
  • The Chronicle


  • Playboy
  • Penthouse
  • Max (France)
  • MuscleMag
  • Ironman
  • Flex
  • American Curves
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • Various other fitness and men's magazines in the US, Asia, Europe, UK.
  • Met-RX spokesmodel

In wrestling

Finishing and signature moves

Wrestlers managed by Hunter

Championships and accomplishments

  • Far North Wrestling
    • FNW Women's Championship (1 time)

External links

2008 PWI Top 50 Females
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2009 PWI Top 50 Females
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2010 PWI Top 50 Females
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