Diane Von Hoffman, one of the last graduates of the Fabulous Moolah’s training school, has died. She was 55 years old.
She had surgery on July 6th, and her daughter, Marla Mayorga, posted news of her passing to Facebook.
She wrestled from 1979 to 2013 under the names Diane Von Hoffman, The Teutonic Terror, and Lady Beast. She wrestled in Memphis’s United States Wrestling Association in the 1990s as Moondog Fifi, a member of The Moondogs stable.
In the 1990s, she worked in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) in Moondog Fifi, a member of The Moondogs stable. She was ringside as their manager in June 1992, when The Moondogs lost the USWA Tag Team Championship to Jeff Jarrett and Jerry Lawler in a steel cage match. In September 1992, she won the USWA Women’s Championship from Miss Texas. That same year, as part of The Moondogs’ ongoing feud with Jarrett and Lawler, her head was shaved in the middle of the ring.
A bad car wreck in 1994 ended her full-time career.
Over the last number of years, she was a frequent attendee at wrestling reunions, like the private Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion in Mobile, Alabama, the Cauliflower Alley Club reunion in Las Vegas, or the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame inductions in Amsterdam, NY.