Former wrestler Melissa Coates has passed away at the age of 50. The Cauliflower Alley Club confirmed the news…
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
Just spoke to ECW legend Sabu. Sad to report that the love of his life, and my friend, WWE star Melissa Coates, AKA Super Genie, has passed away. I'm devastated. RIP Melissa. Love you.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) June 24, 2021
Coates was perhaps best known for managing Sabu on the independent wrestling scene and Impact Wrestling as “Super Genie” in recent years.
Coates’ wrestling career ended in the fall of 2020 when she had to have her left leg amputated. A Go Fund Me page set up for her described the situation…
“On Tuesday October 13, 2020 Melissa was admitted to University Medical Center Las Vegas to assess recent onset of excruciating pain in her left leg. The doctors discovered that the arteries supplying blood to her left lower leg were completely obstructed by blood clots. Over the next few days several procedures were performed in an attempt to remove the clots and thus save her leg but these operations were unsuccessful. Ultimately Melissa and her doctors had to make the agonizing choice to perform a life-saving above knee amputation of her left leg.”
Bayley commented on Coates’ passing…
I had my very first match against Melissa Coates. There’s always a forever connection when you share the ring with someone and I’m honored to have that with her. Thank you for being so sweet, helpful and busting my brace face open. I’ll truly never forget you. ❤️🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/wi33PmoyaD
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) June 24, 2021