DESIREE PETERSEN

(1983 – 2007)

aka: Desiree Peterson, Malisa Dahl, Melissa Dahl, Melissa Doll
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: April 8, 1923 – Calgary, Alberta
Trained By: The Fabulous Moolah

Titles Held:
NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Women’s Title
NWA / WWF Women’s Tag Team Title 1984-1985 w/Velvet McIntyre
WCW Women’s Tag Team Title 1986 w/. Princess Jasmine


Career Record Compiled by David Creahin * [email protected]
137 Recorded Matches as of October 17, 2009

1984
All-Star Wrestling – Promoter Al Tomko:
(Wrestling as Malisa Dahl / Melissa Dahl)
01/07 Cloverdale, BC lost to Velvet McIntyre (pro debut?)
01/09 Vancouver, BC lost to Velvet McIntyre
01/10 Burnaby, BC drew Velvet McIntyre ASW TV (aired 1/14)
01/14 Cloverdale, BC lost to Velvet McIntyre
01/17 Prince George, BC lost to Velvet McIntyre
01/20 Vernon, BC lost to Velvet McIntyre
01/21 Cloverdale, BC w/. Ole Olson lost to Velvet McIntyre & Joe Cagle
01/23 Vancouver, BC w/. Moondog Moretti lost to Velvet McIntyre & Joe Cagle
01/28 Cloverdale, BC w/. Ole Olson beat Velvet McIntyre & Peter Flowers
02/04 Cloverdale, BC w/. Ole Olson lost to Velvet McIntyre & Joe Cagle
02/06 Vancouver, BC w/. The Warrior beat Velvet McIntyre & The Biker
02/06 Vancouver, BC w/. The Warrior beat Velvet McIntyre & Mr. Biker
02/07 Burnaby, BC drew Velvet McIntyre ASW TV
02/08 Chilliwack, BC vs. Velvet McIntyre
02/11 Cloverdale, BC beat Velvet McIntyre
02/17 Vernon, BC beat Velvet McIntyre
02/17 Vernon, BC w/. The Warrior lost to Velvet McIntyre & Snake Williams
02/18 Cloverdale, BC w/. Ole Olson beat Velvet McIntyre & The Biker
02/20 Vancouver, BC beat Velvet McIntyre
02/21 Burnaby, BC w/. Ole Olson drew Velvet McIntyre & Joe Cagle ASW TV (aired 2/25)
02/25 Cloverdale, BC lost to Velvet McIntyre
02/27 Smithers, BC vs. Velvet McIntyre

?? According to the Prince George Citizen (8/03), Peterson is “hurt pretty bad” by Black Rose.

All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling – Promoter Takashi & Kunimatsu Matsunaga:
(Wrestling as Desiree Petersen)
04/20 Matsuyama, Japan lost to Jaguar Yokota
04/27 Irakuga, Japan w/. Devil Masami & Judy Martin lost to Jaguar Yokota & The Dynamite Girls (Jumbo Hori & Yukari Omori) Best 2-out-of-3 Falls Match

Jim Crockett Promotions – Promoter Jim Crockett:
05/04 Lynchburg, VA vs. Judy Martin

World Wrestling Federation – Promoter Vince McMahon:
05/05 St. Louis, MO lost to Judy Martin

Central States Wrestling – Promoter Bob Geigel:
05/07 Wichita, KS beat Judy Martin
05/09 Des Moines, IA vs. Judy Martin
05/10 Kansas City, KS lost to Judy Martin
05/15 Sedalia, MO beat Judy Martin
05/17 Kansas City, KS w/. The Uptown Boys (Marty Jannetty & Tommy Rogers) beat Judy Martin, Scott Ferris & Sheik Abdullah
05/18 St. Joseph, MO beat Judy Martin
05/20 Lincoln, NE beat Judy Martin

World Wrestling Federation:
06/01 Winston-Salem, NC w/. Susan Star lost to Judy Martin & Wendi Richter
06/02 Norfolk, VA w/. Susan Star lost to Judy Martin & Wendi Richter
06/03 New Haven, CT w/. The Fabulous Moolah beat Judy Martin & Donna Christianello
06/05 Utica, NY w/. The Fabulous Moolah lost to Peggy Lee & Donna Christianello
06/06 Buffalo, NY w/. The Fabulous Moolah beat Judy Martin & Donna Christianello
06/07 Rochester, NY beat Donna Christianello
06/08 Troy, NY beat Judy Martin
06/09 Springfield, MA w/. The Fabulous Moolah beat Judy Martin & Donna Christianello
06/10 Englishtown, NJ w/. The Fabulous Moolah beat Judy Martin & Donna Christanello

American Wrestling Association – Promoter Verne Gagne:
06/17 Rosemont, IL w/. Susan Star lost to The Fabulous Moolah & Judy Martin

Central States Wrestling:
07/07 Kansas City, MO beat Peggy Lee
07/08 Kansas City, KS beat Peggy Lee
07/10 Sedalia, MO w/. Winona Little Heart vs. The Fabulous Moolah & Peggy Lee
07/11 Lincoln, NE w/. Winona Little Heart beat The Fabulous Moolah & Peggy Lee
07/12 Springfield, IL w/. Winona Little Heart vs. The Fabulous Moolah & Peggy Lee

St. Louis Wrestling Club – Sam Muchnick:
07/13 St. Louis, MO w/. Winona Little Heart lost to The Fabulous Moolah & Peggy Lee

Central States Wrestling:
07/14 Des Moines, IA w/. Winona Little Heart vs. The Fabulous Moolah & Peggy Lee

World Wrestling Federation:
08/05 Grand Rapids, MI lost to Judy Martin
*Cagematch.net lists Peterson & Peggy Lee losing to Princess Victoria & Velvet McIntyre in New Haven, CT on the same same date.
10/02 Poughkeepsie, NY lost to Judy Martin WWF Championship Wrestling (aired 10/20)
10/03 White Plains, NY lost to Judy Martin
10/04 Cleveland, OH lost to Judy Martin
10/05 Grand Rapids, MI lost to Judy Martin
10/07 Toronto, ON lost to Judy Martin
10/08 Erie, PA lost to Judy Martin
10/09 Ottawa, ON lost to Judy Martin
12/?? Petersen replaces Princess Victoria (Victoria Tosi), who suffered a career-ending neck injury, as co-holder of the WWF Women’s Tag Team Title with Velvet McIntyre
12/07 Pittsburgh, PA w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Peggy Mitchell and Peggy Patterson
12/08 Boston, MA w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Penny Mitchell and Peggy Patterson
12/09 Hartford, CT w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Peggy Patterson & Penny Mitchell
12/10 East Rutherford, NJ w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Penny Mitchell and Peggy Petersen
12/11 Rochester, NY w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Penny Mitchell and Peggy Patterson
12/12 Buffalo, NY w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Penny Mitchell and Peggy Patterson
12/14 Elizabeth, NJ w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Penny Mitchell and Peggy Patterson
12/15 Baltimore, MD w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Peggy Mitchell and Peggy Patterson
12/28 Egg Harbor Township, NJ w/. Velvet McIntyre vs. Penny Mitchell and Peggy Patterson
12 Erie, PA w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Penny Mitchell and Peggy Patterson

1985
02/23 Augusta, GA beat Peggy Lee
02/24 Atlanta, GA beat Peggy Lee Leather
03/07 Suffern, NY beat Penny Mitchell
03/08 Hershey, PA beat Penny Mitchell
03/09 Landover, MD beat Penny Mitchell
03/10 Columbus, OH w/. Velvet McIntyre beat Penny Mitchell & Peggy Patterson
03/11 Suffern, NY beat Penny Mitchell
04/16 Poughkeepsie, NY lost to Mad Maxine WWF All American Wrestling (aired 5/11)
*Peterson was attacked by The Fabulous Moolah after the match
04/16 Poughkeepsie, NY lost to The Fabulous Moolah WWF All American Wrestling
05/17 Augusta, GA beat Donna Christianello
06/01 Green Bay, WI vs. The Fabulous Moolah
06/06 Youngstown, OH beat Judy Martin
06/07 Pittsburgh, PA beat Judy Martin
06/21 New York City, NY beat Judy Martin
06/21 New York City, NY beat Judy Martin WWF Prime Time Wrestling (aired 7/09)
06/22 Boston, MA beat Judy Martin WWF on NESN
*During the match, Petersen threw Martin onto the lap of Gorilla Monsoon while commentating at ringside; match was later aired of WWF Prime Time (4/13/1987)
06/24 Canton, OH beat Judy Martin
08/?? Cairo, Egypt w/. Velvet McIntyre lost to The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin & Leilani Kai)
*Lost the WWF Women’s Tag Team Title
09/06 White Plains, NY w/. Velvet McIntyre beat The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin & Leilani Kai)
09/07 Boston, MA beat Leilani Kai WWF on NESN

Stampede Wrestling:
11/26 Swift Current, SK lost to Rhonda Singh
11/29 Calgary, AB beat Rhonda Singh

1986
Women’s Championship Wrestling
07/12 Reno, NV Advertised to appear

Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling – Promoter David McLane:
?? vs. K.C. Houston
?? w/. J.T. Stringer vs. K.C. Houston & Brad Young
?? vs. Kenna
?? vs. K.C. Houston

1988
World Wrestling Federation:
04/23 Providence, RI lost to WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri
04/24 Landover, MD lost to WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri
04/25 New York City, NY lost to WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri WWF on MSG Network
04/27 Syracuse, NY lost to WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri

Seigler Promotions:
04/29 Gaffney, SC vs. Donna Christianello

World Wrestling Federation:
05/01 Milwaukee, WI lost to WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri
05/06 Richfield, OH lost to WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri
05/12 Erie, PA lost to WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri
05/13 Buffalo, NY lost to WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri
05/14 Hartford, CT lost to WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri
06/05 California, PA vs. WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri

All American Wrestling:
08/11 Brunswick, NC vs. U.S. Ladies Champion The Fabulous Moolah

1989
11/11 Lethbridge, AB lost to K.C. Houston
12/01 Calgary, AB w/. Bruce Hart lost to K.C. Houston & The Great Gama
12/08 Calgary, AB lost to K.C. Houston
12/15 Calgary, AB lost to K.C. Houston
12/16 Edmonton, AB w/. Biff Wellington lost to K.C. Houston & Skull Mason

1990
Canadian National Wrestling Alliance – Promoter Fred May & Frank Sisson:
05/18 Calgary, AB vs. Keena the Goddess

Stampede Wrestling – Promoter Bruce Hart:
06/01 Kelowna, BC lost to K.C. Houston

Canadian National Wrestling Alliance:
06/29 Calgary, AB beat K.C. Houston CNWA TV
?? vs. K.C. Houston Strap Match
*Billed as the first-ever women’s strap match in Canada.
1991
Stampede Wrestling – Promoter Milad Elzein:
12/27 Calgary, AB lost to Rhonda Singh

1992
01/10 Calgary, AB w/. Chris Jericho lost to Rhonda Singh & The Great Gama
*According to the WON (2/03), Singh & The Great Gama won the match after Gama used a neckbreaker on Desiree

Ladies Professional Wrestling Association – Promoter Tor Berg:
02/23 Rochester, MN lost to Shinobu Kandori LPWA Super Ladies Showdown

1997
Can-Am Wrestling Federation – Promoter Otto Gentile, Steve Gillespie & Steve Wylde:
11/16 Calgary, AB lost to Rhonda Singh by DQ
12/09 Calgary, AB lost to Rhonda Singh
12/16 Calgary, AB w/. Steve Wilde lost to Rhonda Singh & Black Bart

1998
01/13 Calgary, AB beat Rhonda Singh

Canadian Online Explorer – SLAM! Wrestling’s Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame (May 1998)
Petersen is inducted into the Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame by the Ontario-based website

2000
NWA Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – Promotion Rikki Nelson:
10/07 Morganton, NC lost to Leilani Kai MACW TV

2001
Carolina Championship Wrestling – Promoter Jason Hutto:
07/14 Batesburg, SC lost to Susan Green CCW Brawl In Batesburg
*Match was to crown the first-ever CCW Women’s Champion

Ultimate Championship Wrestling – Promoter W.D. Woody:
09/07 Fredericksburg, VA beat Leilani Kai
09/08 Farmville, VA beat Leilani Kai
09/15 Stewart, VA beat Leilani Kai

2009
Magnificent Ladies Wrestling – Promoter Thomas Darnell:
08/15 Tullahoma, TN beat Camron Star MLW TV
08/15 Tullahoma, TN lost to Brandi Wine MLW TV
10/17 Tullahoma, TN beat Claudia del Solis MLW TV
10/17 Tullahoma, TN lost to Heather Owens MLW TV

2012
Showcase Pro Wrestling
11/17 Clinton, CT Advertised to appear SPW 1st Annual Cystic Fibrosis “Wrestling for a Cure”
*Billed as the first public appearance of former WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions Peterson & Princess Victoria in 20 years

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