WCW’S FIFI THE MAID REVEALS HER REAL NAME, WHY SHE LEFT WRESTLING, THE COMPANY SHE PLANS TO RETURN TO, AND MORE IN HER FIRST SHOOT INTERVIEW EVER By WorldWRestlingInsanity.com
She’s alive. James Guttman found her and now the woman so elusive that fans don’t know her real name or if she even speaks English joins ClubWWI.com to end more than a decade of speculation and guesswork. It’s WCW Flair for the Gold’s Fifi the Maid in her first shoot interview ever.
She was one of the biggest female stars in WCW for over a year. Then, suddenly, Fifi was gone. Rumored to be everyone from Kimberly Page to Flair’s daughter, Wendy Barlow never returned to the business…until now. For the first time ever, catch up with the French maid that witnessed history firsthand by the side of the Horsemen only on ClubWWI.com as she discusses everything from her friendship with Ric to her role in the film “The Joneses” starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny. Plus much more. For a full list of topics you can hear in Fifi’s 30 minute ClubWWI.com shoot, head to http://www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com/am2/publish/newsnotes/ClubWWI_Fifi.shtml
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The interview starts off with James Guttman introducing Fifi, who immediately starts speaking in French. JG laughs and mentions how most fans don’t even know if she speaks English…but luckily for the interview, she does. The former WCW Fifi is, in real life, Wendy Barlow. Despite rumors that she’s been played by so many different people, Wendy’s the real deal. Due to the time she got out of wrestling – right before the Internet took off – very little information is available about her online. Like another former ClubWWI.com guest, Oscar from Men on a Mission, even her real name isn’t easy to find. Barlow responds:
“Isn’t that sad? I am alive! Fifi is alive. I’ve been put on the shelf for a long time and I want to make one thing clear because a lot of people probably don’t understand this – but I am the only Fifi out there on wrestling. There has never been anybody else and I’ve come across names of people out there who, I guess, they wanted to give credit to, but it is only me – Wendy Barlow. I was the only character.”
Guttman explains that he was up late one night searching around for rare guests online when he came across a message board debating what had happened to Fifi. There was a post from someone saying, “I’m the real Fifi.” James discounted it figuring it was “some weird dude pretending.” But when Wendy posted her facebook fan page – available at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FiFi-from-Wrestling/281035113452 – he took one look at her pics and knew it was her. James mentions how she’s barely aged and they discuss the lengths she’s gone to keep herself in shape, the work she’s done since wrestling, and more. She then reveals her reasons for walking away to ClubWWI.com listeners
“I took off and decided that I wanted to use some of my education to teach high school actually. So I put wrestling aside, thinking that one day I would come back. And eventually just enjoyed teaching, went on, did some things. I also continued with modeling. But eventually decided, hey, I want to get back into things, see what’s going on. And I actually went to work on a couple of movies and the most recent one is ‘The Joneses’ with Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Gary Cole, and a few other cast members. It’s an all star cast and it comes out nationwide this Friday, April 16th.”
More information on the film is available at www.TheJonesesMovie.com. Wendy goes on to discuss her students recognizing her, the denials of being Fifi, how they found out the truth, the similarities between wrestling and teaching, what she taught all wrestling fans during his run on WCW’s Flair for the Gold, and more.
While fans can catch Wendy Barlow this Friday in the Joneses, many wonder about pro wrestling. Will we ever see a return of Fifi the Maid to the business? Currently scheduled to appear at the NWA Legends Convention this August, she’s been thinking about a return to the business. Given her time away from the industry and the friends she still has in it, the chances are good. She explains it to ClubWWI.com listeners…
“It was probably one of the best things I did at the time to move on and choose my career path, but at this time in my life, I think I’m ready to go back and do a few things. Fifi is not dead. She’s still alive and she’s ready to get back out there and continue her story. There’s a lot of opportunities. My next stop – TNA Wrestling. That’s where I want to head. So we’ll see what happens from there. After that, I can only go where? Dancing with the Stars. They have to call me.”
Wendy’s 30 minute interview goes on from there and it’s your first ever chance to catch up with the most mysterious female star in wrestling history. She also has a ClubWWI.com return planned for after her appearance at the NWA Legends Convention, to tell more stories from her time with WCW. Remember, Fifi is just one of well over 250 stars you can hear in uncut shoot interviews as soon as you sign up to ClubWWI.com. Others include: Sivi Afi , Aaron Aguliera, Skandar Akbar, Brent Albright, Ole Anderson, Road Warrior Animal, Tony “T.L. Hopper” Anthony, Buff Bagwell, Doug Basham, Paul Bearer, Giant Bernard, Big Daddy V, Eric Bischoff, Steve Blackman, Brian Blair, Tully Blanchard, Nick Bockwinkel, “The Boogeyman” Marty Wright, Bad News Brown, D-Lo Brown, “Jumping” Jim Brunzell, Mike “Simon Dean” Bucci, Bull Buchanan, Lance Cade , Christian, John Cena Sr., Chaz “Headbanger Mosh” , Bryan “Adam Bomb” Clark, Rob Conway, Jim Cornette, Justin Credible, Austin “Consequences” Creed, D-Ray 3000, Scott D’Amore , Christopher Daniels, Shawn Daivari, Dangerous Danny Davis, Dawn Marie, Damian Demento, Colin Delaney, Brother Devon, Demolition Ax, Demolition Smash, Bill DeMott, Ted DiBiase, J.J. Dillon, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore, Disco Inferno, Spike Dudley, Hacksaw Jim Duggan , Kenny Dykstra, Bobby Eaton, Paul Ellering, Armando Estrada,, Manny Fernandez , Francine, Mr. Fuji, Dory Funk Jr., Terry Funk, Greg Gagne, Ronnie Garvin ,Jackie Gayda, Joel Gertner, Glacier, Sylvain Grenier, Tod Gordon, Zach Gowen, Juventud Guerrera, Chalie Haas, Chris Harris , Bruce Hart , Jimmy Hart, Diva Search’s Jessica Hatch, Dave Hebner, Earl Hebner, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Jon Heidenreich, Christy Hemme, Hillbilly Jim, Molly Holly , The Honky Tonk Man, Tim Horner , Scotty 2 Hotty, Sam Houston, Mr. Hughes, The Iron Sheik, Ivory, B.G. James, Jazz, Ahmed Johnson, Judge Jeff Jones, Orlando Jordan, Kamala, Kid Kash, Kevin Kelly, Pat “Simon Diamond” Kenney, Ron Killings, Cpl. Kirschner, Kizarny, Kevin Kleinrock, Brian Knobbs, Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff,, Bobby Lashley, Bruno “Harvey Wippleman” Lauer, Jerry “The King” Lawler, “The Total Package” Lex Luger, Buschwhacker Luke, Rodney Mack, Magnum T.A. , Balls Mahoney, Rick Martel, Clarence Mason , “Masterpiece” Chris Masters, Robbie McAllister, Rory McAllister, Matt Morgan, Ernest Miller, Missing Link, Father James Mitchell, Mo From Men on a Mission , Sean Mooney, Ricky Morton, Trevor Murdoch, Kevin Nash, Nidia, Nunzio, One Man Gang, Sonny Onoo, Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff, Oscar From Men on a Mission , Fred “Typhoon/Tugboat/Shockmaster” Ottman, Pierre-Carl Ouellet, Outback Jack, Diamond Dallas Page, Ken Patera, Nick Patrick, Jim Powers, Tom Prichard, Ivan Putski, Harley Race, Baron Von Raschke, “The Yeti” Ron Reis , Rhino, Dustin Rhodes, Tommy Rich, Rikishi, Paul Roma, “Super Hero in Training” Rosie, Jacques Rougeau, Terri Runnels, Lance Russell, Samoa Joe, Bruno Sammartino, Samu, Tito Santana, Dan “The Beast” Severn, Ron Simmons, Elix Skipper, Slick, Tracey Smothers, Al Snow, Sim “Deuce” Snuka, Dennis Stamp, George “The Animal” Steele, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Idol Stevens, The Stro, AJ Styles, Dave “Evad” Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Dave Taylor, Sylvester Terkay, ECW’s Tiffany, Too Cold Scorpio, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Jimmy Valiant, Johnny Valiant, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Sid Vicious, Vito, Nikolai Volkoff, Koko B. Ware, Erik Watts, Steve “Dr. Death” Williams, David Young, Mae Young , Larry Zybszko, and More.