A brief stint in WCW saw Miss Elizabeth aligning with such powerful factions as The Four Horseman, the New World Order, and the short-lived Team Package (Ric Flair and Lex Luger). It was during this time she and Luger began a relationship which continued after they both left the company in 2000. This toxic romance (which included at least one domestic violence incident) would ultimately lead to her death.
Some time during the late evening of April 30th, 2003, Hulette stopped breathing. Luger dialed 911 and she was rushed to a nearby hospital in Marietta, Georgia where she was pronounced dead the next day. The official cause of death was listed as a mixture of painkillers, nausea medication, tranquilizers, and alcohol. Her blood alcohol level was recorded as 0.29. A BAC at or above 0.08 is legally impaired and anything above 0.25 is considered alcohol poisoning.
A search of their home led to Luger’s arrest on 13 counts of felony drug possession after police discovered steroids, synthetic growth hormones, testosterone, oxycotin, and xanax. He pled guilty to all charges and was subsequently fined, ordered to undergo periodic drug testing, and placed on five years probation. Luger was never charged in connection with Hulette’s death which was ultimately ruled “accidental”.
Despite still being prominently featured in promotional packages as well as having an active profile on WWE.com, Miss Elizabeth is not a member of the company’s Hall of Fame. She won a Slammy Award in 1987 for “Woman of the Year” and has appeared as a non-playable character in the WWE 2K14 and 2K16video games. The circumstances of her death have undoubtedly played a part in this noticeable – and unfortunate – absence.