In less than three years of being in the World Wrestling
Federation, Rena Mero--born Rena Greek,
went from valet, to mega superstar. After working as
a model for numerous years, "Sable"
entered the WWF as Triple H's WrestleMania XII valet
(March 31, 1996). That was short lived, for on that
same night, she became Marc Mero's
valet/manager; her real-life husband at the time.
Marc Mero was Rena Mero's second husband. Her first;
Wayne W. Richardson, died in 1991, due to a drunk-driving
accident. Rena had a daughter named Mariah for her first
Unfortunately for Marc Mero, he suffered an injury
in February of 1997, and was out of action for 6 months.
During this time, Sable remained a WWE personality,
and her popularity soared. Upon Marc Mero's return in
late-1997, he became jealous of Sable's popularity,
and the two would engage in numerous confrontations.
This included attempts by Marc to embarrass Sable on
live television. Despite their issues,
Marc and Rena Mero developed a rivalry against
Luna Vachon and Goldust, with focus on issues between
the ladies. Luna and Sable's feud created some memorable
moments, including an inter-gender tag-team match at
WrestleMania 98--on March 29, 1998, in which she showed
that she was not just a pretty face. The match saw Rena
Mero hit a TKO on Luna to win the match. Another memorable
encounter was facing Luna in an Evening Gown Match at
Unforgiven 98 on April 26, 1998. Her and Mark's issues
reached a high on May 31, 1998, at WWF Over the Edge
1998, when the two faced each other in an Inter-gender
match. Marc Mero defeated Rena with a roll-up, with
the stipulation that would have to leave the WWE if
she lost the match.
On June 1, 1998, Marc Mero introduced his new manger;
Jacqueline. Rena Mero was later brought back by Vince
McMahon, the ladies got involved in a heated feud, which
eventually led to the WWF Women's Championship being
reinstated... The Championship had not been competed
for since Alundra Blayze's departure from the WWF in
1995. A new Champion was decided that year, as she and
Jacqueline competed for the Women's Champion on the
September 15, 1998 edition of WWF Raw. Jacqueline was
able to defeat her with assistance by Marc. While Jacqueline
had the Women's Championship, Rena went on to guest
star on the USA Network's series "Pacific Blue." Weeks
later, on November 15, 1998, she won the women's title
at Survivor Series 1998 with a powebomb to Jacqueline.
In Early 1999, a second feud with Luna Vachon was short
lived, but produced a strap match on January 24, 1999,
at the 1999 Royal Rumble. At the Pay-Per-View, she defeated
Luna in the match with the assistance of a mystery fan.
The fan was revealed to be "Tori," former
LPWA Champion, who stalked her in the weeks that followed.
Sable then took a drastic heel turn, just in time to
reveal that she would be posing for Playboy Magazine.
It was not long before Tori and Sable were at odds...
She went on to defeat Tori at WrestleMania 1999 for
the women's title, all while her Playboy issue became
the biggest selling issue in history. Rena Mero went
on to be featured on many talk shows, and was greatly
covered by the media; However, in the midst of all the
media attention, a bitter dispute with her and the WWF
resulted in her leaving the company. Her last WWF appearance
happened in controversial fashion, where she lost the
WWF Women's Champion on May 10, 1999 to Debra Marshall
in an Evening Gown match. The controversy was the fact
that she actually won the match; however, the then on-screen
"WWF Commissioner" Shawn Michaels came to
the ring after the match, and awarded the Title to Debra.
The release went mainstream, as she filed a $110 million
lawsuit against the WWF. The lawsuit was settled out
of court in late-1999. During her absence from the wrestling
business, she appeared on numerous shows, and had acting
roles on Relic Hunter, Sci-Fi's First Wave, and more.
In 2003, Sable shocked the wrestling world by returning
to WWF... now named the WWE, as a Smackdown Superstar.
She returned on April 3rd, 2003's edition of Smackdown,
interrupting Torrie Wilson's Playboy "Coming Out" party.
In the weeks that followed, she played psychological
games with Torrie. This included the April 24, 2003
episode of Smackdown, where she set-up Nidia and Dawn
Marie to attack Torrie after the "Sable Invitational
bikini contest." At Backlash 2003, she also instigated
a fight between Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler. Her
ego would then be crushed, when she was defeated in
a bikini contest at Judgment Day, when Tazz declared
Torrie Wilson the winner. Sable got a huge reaction,
and many felt that she had won the contest, despite
being the heel in the angle.
She then went on the feud with Stephanie McMahon, starting
On the June 5, 2003 edition of Smackdown, where shewas
appointed by Vince McMahon to be the assistant to General
Manager Stephanie McMahon. This was
one of Vince McMahon's schemes to get
Stephanie to leave her position as general manager,
and Sable did not hide her ambition on wanting to become
GM. The feud led Sable to defeating Stephanie in a match
on July 27, 2003, at the WWE's Vengeance Pay-Per-View.
Shee pinned Stephanie after she was run-over by male
wrestler A-Train. The ladies continued their rivalry,
as she played a vital role in Vince McMahon's feud against
his daughter. Sable even exchanged words with Vince
McMahon's wife Linda McMahon, and even
kicked Linda in the stomach. On October 19, 2003, at
No Mercy, Vince McMahon beat Stephanie McMahon in an
"I Quit." Because of stipulations, Stephanie was no
longer GM, Sable however, was not appointed the new
GM either, to her dismay.
On February 5, 2004's edition of Smackdown, announcer
Rue DeBonna, announced that she and Torrie would appear
in Playboy together. The two would
then be seen together on WWE television, promoting the
issue in the weeks that followed. The new found partnership
would led them to a March 14, 2004 Wrestlemania XX"Playboy
Evening Gown" match, where they defeated Jackie Gayda
and Stacy Keibler.
On June 24, 2004's edition of Smackdown, she turned
on Torrie, as both ladies had a catfight, which led
to her defeating Torrie Wilson in a wrestling match
on June 27, 2004 at the Great American Bash Pay-Per-View.
Torrie then defeated her with DDT in the rematch on
the July 1st, 2004 edition of WWE Smackdown.
Rena then went on, in a very controversial interview,
to criticize the WWE, and their sexism with female talent.
On August 10, 2004, WWE.com announced that Rena Mero
had been released from the company.
In 2004, Rena was officially divorced from Marc, and
she also began dating wrestler Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar
went on to compete for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship),
with Rena accompanying him at many events. The couple
later got married, with Sable having two sons for Brock
Lesnar. She now goes by Rena Lesnar.