She also figured prominently in Savage's 1986 feuds with Hulk Hogan and Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat and his 1987–1989 feuds with wrestlers such as The Honky Tonk Man, Andre the Giant, Bad News Brown, Big Boss Man and Akeem.
When Savage—who had formed an alliance with Hogan—turned on Hogan in early 1989, Elizabeth was a major factor, and she eventually sided with Hogan.
Additionally, the WWF also recognized Moolah as having been champion ever since first winning the title from Judy Grable in 1956 and disregarded other reigns or title losses that occurred during the title's existence in the NWA.
Thus, The Fabulous Moolah's reign was considered to have lasted 27 years by the promotion.
Sunny's character was at first a continuation of the female manager that had been popular throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.
Over time, the character was significantly sexualized, whereas prior female managers, such as Miss Elizabeth, were depicted as being involved in either platonic or romantic storylines.
The term was applied to women who appear as wrestlers, managers or valets, backstage interviewers, or ring announcers.
The term was discontinued at Wrestle Mania 32 on April 3, 2016 when the new Women's Championship was introduced.
In 1983, the Fabulous Moolah, who was the NWA World Women's Champion and legal owner of the title, joined the WWF and sold them the rights to the title after they disaffiliated from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and recognized her as the first WWF Women's Champion.WWF also introduced the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship with Velvet Mc Intyre and Princess Victoria recognized as the first champions after also defecting from the NWA.The following year, music artist Cyndi Lauper began a verbal feud with manager "Captain" Lou Albano; this brought professional wrestling into mainstream culture in a storyline that became known as the "Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection".Richter then lost the title to Leilani Kai the following year, but won it back at Wrestle Mania I on March 31, 1985.In the summer of 1985, the WWF did a storyline where all established managers in the promotion competed to offer their services to Randy Savage.
Throughout its history, women have served in various onscreen roles in the American professional wrestling promotion WWE.