Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 135 lbs.
Titles Held: ACW World Title
She is known by many fans as “the Great One.” 00Heaven was the first big star in ACW and on her shoulders she carried the promotion to the top of the industry. Beautiful and sexy, she carried with her a mean streak that propelled her to the ACW World title and kept her opponents at bay.
With her success, she gained confidence but also gained a since of entitlement within the promotion causing numerous conflicts with management. Her legacy, however, is as the star who put ACW on the map for years to come.
She has become a modern folk legend – the star who came out of nowhere. Just two years ago she was an unknown, but is now the biggest name in Apartment Wrestling history. Gaining world-wide notoriety has done little to change her – she is as brazen, boastful, and cocky as she was before her first match. When presented with this view of her, she simply asks “For any boast I make, can you show me once where it is not true?” No one can – she speaks the truth!
Presenting background information on Heaven is difficult because she has carefully and aggressively taken steps to protect her privacy. She legally changed her name to HEAVEN in 1997 but the records of her birth name and information were destroyed in a fire in the office of records in Illinois. As such, little is known about her, but much is speculated upon. The 5′ 6″, 126 pound beauty often fans the flames of controversy which surround her, teasing reporters by suggesting that she has been in the public eye for years, but that they simply do not recognize her.
Because of her striking beauty and gorgeous body, many have speculated that she is actually Nina Fabioli, the famous Italian model-actress presumed killed in a fiery plane crash in 1997 in New Zealand. Other rumors suggest that she is really Natalie Spenser, the niece of Sir Thomas Winthorp, the Earl of Hollowbrook in South Wales. Ms Spenser, famous as one-half of the singing duo “Cracker Divas” and the winner of a Selby Award for the composition “Peci Geci Mona Meci” disappeared after a warrant for her arrest was issued for allegedly dealing in stolen art. Heaven scoffs at this. “Why would I want to steal art” she asks? “Look at me and then look at the Mona Lisa. If I was as ugly as that silly bitch, I wouldn’t smile either! The only work of art I want to look at is me!”
Whatever her background, at some point it certainly involved training in wrestling and the martial arts. She allows opponents to mistake her beauty for weakness and quickly uses their strength against them. “If they try to outmuscle me or to get overly aggressive, I simply employ aikido, using their own power and movements against them. After they tire themselves out and get frustrated, they’re easy pickings. On the other hand, if they are timid, I get aggressive with them from the start and then scare them into making mistakes.”
Heaven first gained notoriety in Japan in 1997 where she had become an underground legend known as “the Golden Fire.” Trained by the legendary Tanako X, she allegedly took part in the back alley Japanese “fight clubs” and was being groomed for a career in Japanese professional wrestling.
Unfortunately, she ran afoul of the Japanese promoters when she seriously injured former Japanese Ladies Champion Rose Meadeo. “Hey, it was no skin off of my back,” Heaven explains. “We were going through some basic moves when she decided to put me in my place. She pulled my hair and did a snap mare and then kicked me in my side. Bad move bitch! After I swept her leg out from under her, I rolled over and hit her with my elbow, destroying her kneecap. She screamed for her “grlllzzzz” and they came after me. Needless to say, I bitchslapped their asses and then put Rose in an armbar and hyperextended her elbow. It serves her right for messing with me. I guess since I messed up her right knee and right arm, they can call her Lefty now!” she says with a laugh.
Not impressed with the glamour of large crowds and big arenas, she focused instead on Apartment Wrestling. “Look, I entered the business for one reason and that is that I like to kick ass! Well, I kicked every chicks ass in this promotion, I’ve become one of the most famous women in the world, I’m financially loaded… oh yeah, and I’m drop dead fine, I might add! It seems to me that I’ve made all of the right moves!”
She rocketed to stardom when she debuted in a 3-way dance match against World Apartment Wrestling Federation champion Doris Thompson and Universal Apartment Championship Wrestling title holder Christie Boretti. In one of the biggest upsets in modern sports history, she stunned the world by pinning Thompson in 14 seconds and then applying her signature maneuver “the Smackdown” on Boretti, forcing her to tap out. Heaven walked away with both of their belts and became the undisputed unified world champion as both the WAWF and UACW were absorbed into Apartment Championship Wrestling.
She has held the belt for more than two years and has not been seriously challenged yet. “There are a number of talented girls in ACW, but they are simply not in my league! They have no chance against me and they know it,” Heaven explains. “It kind of takes the fun out of it though because I can see in their eyes that they’re just hoping not to get hurt.”
After defeating the rising star Malaysia in the “Motown Showdown” in Detroit, Heaven humiliated the #1 contender Dominique LeMonde in the finals of the 2000 International Challenge. In addition to forcing Dominique to tap out, she stripped her nude just to punish her for taunting her during prematch interviews. She then berated the #2 contender Dixie Monroe who was watching the match. Since then, all three of the top contenders have taken extended leaves of absence in order to regroup and reflect on their careers, thus leaving Heaven to sit atop her throne.
Despite all of her success, it is not always fun and games for her. “Sometimes it gets tough walking around with a bullseye on my back and knowing that all these girls are jealous of me. What am I supposed to do? Lose? Just to make them feel better? Get real! The way I look at it, I just tell the girls ‘Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful, and don’t hate me because your man thinks I am. Hate me because I can kick your ass and take your man and there is nothing you can do to stop me!’”