According to the Cauliflower Alley Club, “Super Genie” Melissa Coates has passed away at age 50.
During her pro wrestling career, Coates wrestled in Ohio Valley Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling. She also appeared at the the WWE 2005 Backlash PPV, where she attempted to break out of Chris Masters’ Masterlock Challenge.
In 2014 when Coates began managing Sabu under the name of Super Genie. She made appearances with Sabu in IMPACT Wrestling, as well as several other promotions.
In addition to WWE and IMPACT Wrestling, Coates appeared also appeared in NWA Anarchy, and other various independent promotions.
Coates trained at Killer Kowalski’s school in Massachusetts and at Rick Bassman’s UPW Academy. Before her pro wrestling career, she was in the first two seasons of Extreme Dodgeball that aired on the Game Show Network.
Back on November 12, 2020, a GoFundMe Campaign was created on behalf of Coates. She had excruciating pain in her left leg. She was admitted to the Emergency Department at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where doctors found several blood clots in her leg. Despite several procedures to save her leg, doctors determined the blood clots had spread and were life-threatening. Doctors then had no choice but to perform a life-saving surgery, which required the amputation of her left leg below the knee. Coates incurred a substantial amount medical bills and would then be put out of work for an indefinite amount of time for rehabilitation.
Coates was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Before wrestling under the name of Super Genie, she also wrestled as The Bag Lady, Mistress Melissa and Mile High Melissa.
As of this report, the cause of death is unknown.
From the entire staff at Wrestleview, we send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Melissa Coates during this difficult and sad time.
Everyone here at the CAC is deeply saddened to hear the news that Super Genie Melissa Coates has passed away. We send out our sincerest condolences to her family, friends and fans. May they find comfort in the memories left behind during this most difficult time. R.I.P. Melissa. pic.twitter.com/mD77rvsFyO
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) June 24, 2021