Midnight (wrestler)

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Midnight
Birth name Ann-Marie Crooks
Born (1965-09-12) September 12, 1965 (age 52)
Kingston, Jamaica
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Midnight
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Billed weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14.7 st)[1]
Billed from Harlem, New York
Trained by WCW Power Plant[1]
Debut November 8, 1999[1]
Retired 2001

Ann-Marie Crooks (born September 12, 1965) is a Jamaican-born American former female bodybuilder and professional wrestler. She was previously working for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1999 under the ring name Midnight.[1]

Professional career

Bodybuilding

As a bodybuilder, Crooks won the Ms. Sunshine State competition in 1992 and placed well in several other bodybuilding events through 1998, finishing as high as 2nd place in the 1994 National Physique Committee (NPC) Nationals (heavyweights).

World Championship Wrestling

In 1999, she began a short career with World Championship Wrestling, wrestling under the name Midnight. She acted as the valet and storyline sibling of Harlem Heat's Booker T and Stevie Ray.[1] She trained at the WCW Power Plant.[1] During her time with WCW, she made appearances at Mayhem and Starrcade in 1999, and Souled Out in 2000.

Personal life

Before getting into bodybuilding, Crooks had considered a career in aeronautical engineering but chose to go into the Air Force, where she spent two years in Germany.

She currently owns a boutique near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[1] It features mid-century modern furnishings.[1] Besides running a furniture boutique, she's also a licensed Realtor.[1] She is married to Michael Valerie.[2]

In wrestling

Contest history (bodybuilding)

  • 1992 Ms. Sunshine State - 1st
  • 1993 Ms. Florida - 1st
  • 1993 NPC Nationals - 4th (HW)
  • 1993 IFBB North American Championship - 2nd (HW)
  • 1994 NPC Nationals - 2nd (HW)
  • 1996 NPC Nationals - 3rd (HW)
  • 1998 NPC USA Championship - 4th (HW)[4]
  • 1998 NPC Nationals - 8th (HW)[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Midnight's profile". Online World of Wrestling. Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ Crooks eventually got her real estate license, and in June, the two added the challenge of opening a shop of ``20th Century Furnishings and Accessories.
  3. ^ a b c World Championship Wrestling, TNT (1999-12-06). "Asya Vs Midnight". WCW Monday Nitro. 
  4. ^ a b "Bodybuilder Overview: Ann Marie Crooks". Repetrope Muscle Video. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 

External links

  • Official web site (Archived 2009-10-25)
  • Official Women Of Wrestling Profile
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