Profile last updated by: Sean Sweeny

Sunshine


Wrestlers Who Sunshine Has Managed
Billy Jack Haynes
The Great Kabuki
Hercules Hernandez
Chris Adams
Scott Casey
The Missing Link
Jimmy Garvin (WCCW)
Fabulous Freebirds (UWF)
Brian Adias
Jack Victory
John Tatum


[Sunshine Gallery]

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Sunshine (Valerie French) is the real life cousin of Jimmy Garvin..
  • Sunshine got her start in Championship Wrestling from Florida as the valet for her cousin “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin..World Class Championship Wrestling – w/Jimmy Garvin:
  • Sunshine’s entrance music in WCCW was Donna Summers “SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY”.
  • January 1983: Jimmy Garvin & Sunshine resurfaced in Fritz von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas..
  • June 17, 1983 – Star Wars: David von Erich defeated “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin to wikn the services of Sunshine & Garvin for a day!
  • ~~~Skits were shown on WCCW Television with Jimmy Garvin and Sunshine doing chores around von Erich’s ranch..
  • Jimmy Garvin introduced Sunshine II, meant to be Sunshine’s assistant, but she messed up a match and blamed it on Sunshine..
  • Jimmy Garvin fired the original Sunshine and the second Sunshine became known as PreciousWorld Class Championship Wrestling – w/Chris Adams:
  • Sunshine then aligned herself with “Gentleman” Chris Adams..
  • May 6, 1984 – Parade of Champions: Chris Adams & Sunshine defeated Jimmy Garvin & Precious in a mixed tag match..
  • Summer 1984: Sunshine left World Class Championship Wrestling due to “injuries” caused by Jimmy Garvin & Precious..World Class Championship Wrestling – Stella Mae French:
  • Sunshine’s “truck driving aunt” Stella Mae French took Sunshine’s place to feud with Jimmy Garvin & Precious..
  • Stella Mae French then began a feud with Nicola Roberts (aka Baby Doll) & Gino Hernandez..
  • October 27, 1984 – Cotton Bowl: Mike von Erich & Stella Mae French defeated Gino Hernandez & Nicola Roberts..
  • Sunshine returned to WCCW by landing a helicopter on the field and helped Stella Mae fend off Roberts..World Class Championship Wrestling – Sunshine:
  • Late 1984: Sunshine managed Billy Jack Haynes and Hercules Hernandez..
  • Late 1985: Sunshine managed Scott Casey and The Great Kabuki..World Class Championship Wrestling – Sunshine:
  • Sunshine began to be taunted by heel manager Jim Cornette..
  • July 4, 1985 – Star Wars: Sunshine defeated Jim Cornette (blindfolded and had one arm tied behind his back)..
  • Late 1985: Sunshine & Scott Casey began a feud with “Hollywood” John Tatum & Missy Hyatt..
  • December 25, 1985 – Star Wars: Scott Casey & Sunshine defeated John Tatum & Missy Hyatt..
  • May 4, 1986 – Parade of Champions: Sunshine defeated Missy Hyatt in an infamous “mudpit” match..
  • July 4, 1986 – Star Wars: Sunshine defeated The Raven (hired by Missy Hyatt’s father to take out Sunshine)..
  • Sunshine began managing Chris Adams for a second time..
  • Sunshine took several leaves of absence from World Class..
  • Sunshine was a staple in Dallas-based World Class Championship Wrestlingfor many years..Universal Wrestling Federation – Sunshine:
  • Fall 1986: Sunshine resurfaced in the Universal Wrestling Federation as the Fabulous Freebird surprise..
  • The Fabulous Freebirds & Sunshine feuded with The Missing Link & Dark Journey..
  • Sunshine engaged in a series of special catfights with Dark Journey..
  • Sunshine vanished once again only to reappear again this time in Wild West Wrestling..
  • ~~~Sunshine served as a valet for Jack Victory, John Tatum, and The Missing Link..
  • Sunshine later rejoined the UWF, but by that time the company was in the process of being sold to JCP..Retirement:
  • July 2004: Sunshine lives in Tampa, is married with a little girl,and is doing well (from Jimmy Garvin)..

    Robert Louis Howell wrote: Sunshines song in WCCW was Donna Summers SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY. After being made to pull hay bails, being flipped over the top rope on her behind, having to wash David Von Erichs dogs being spanked in public by both David and Kevin Von Erich and then being tossed across a ring by Jimmy Garvin and jilted no one disputed the point.