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Vital Statistics[]

Wrestler Name: Helena Handbasket

Real Name: Thresa Gwynn-Adams

Birthday: 9/2/60

Hometown: West Helena, AR

Marital Status: Married (Andrew Adams)

Alignment: Heel

Height: 5'2"

Weight: 112

Theme Music:

Debut: July 12, 1979

Debut Opp: April

Last Match: September 2, 1990

Last Opp:

Primary Circuit: Collierville-Somerville-Pine Bluff

Style: Standard Worker

Finishing Move: Handbasket Slam (pumphandle slam)

Favorite Moves:


Notable Feuds:

Image: Sarah Chalke (Roseanne/Scrubs)

Personal History[]

Thresa was born to George and Barbara (Thomas) Gwynn on September 2, 1960, in West Helena, AR. She had a rather normal childhood. She spent her entire childhood in and around West Helena. She played varsity volleyball for West Helena High School all four years of high school. After graduating in 1979, she went to Ole Miss with a full athletic scholarship.

During her time at Ole Miss, she met and fell in love with Andrew Adams. While there were strict rules against wrestlers fraternizing with referees, their relationship was allowed to continue because Andrew both referees and wrestled. They were married on October 3, 1980 in Tupelo. Her son, Adrian Adams, was born on December 19, 1981.

Their marriage became a problem when Andrew began drinking heavily. It started in early 2003 and ended when she filed for divorce in January 2007. The divorce became final in October after a hefty battle over alimony. On November 22, 2007, Andrew died in a car accident on his way to Arnold Adams' house.

In 2009, Thresa began dating the now debt-free Jeff Lindberg. As of January 2011, the couple was engaged with an intimate wedding planned for early spring of that year.

Title History[]

Title#Won FromLost To
MVW Women's Title1Amy Andrews
(August 30, 1979)
Amy Andrews
(September 27, 1979)
MVW Women's Title2Amy Andrews
(September 7, 1980)
Dr. Jackyl
(November 20, 1980)
MVW Women's Title3Dr. Jackyl
(January 3, 1981)
5 Starz
(January 16, 1981)
MVW Women's Title45 Starz
(March 26, 1981)
VACATED due to pregnancy
(May 1, 1981)