"The Wounded Owl" LuFisto

Fighting Out of: Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
Pro Debut: June 19, 1997
Birthday: February 15, 1980
Weight: 163 pounds
Height: 5’2”

Finishers: Burning Hammer, Tiger Driver 80 and La Crucetta Leg Lock

Training
(1997) Pierre Marchessault, Eric Laroche, Yves Milette & Patrick Lewis in Sorel, Qc
(1997- 1998) Len "Kojak" Shelley in Montreal, Qc
(1999-2000) Serge & Ludger Proulx in Montreal, Qc
(2003) Akino & Mariko Yoshida in Tokyo, Japan

Biography

Born Geneviève Goulet in Sorel, Quebec, on February 15, 1980, LuFisto’s interest in becoming a professional wrestler sparks when she discovers performers like Alundra Blayze, Bull Nakano, Luna Vachon and Akira Hokuto.

Making her debut in 1997 under the moniker “Lucifer” later modified to "Lucy Fer", Goulet has since wrestled across Canada, United States, Mexico, Europe and Japan. Not having a lot of options back then when it comes to female opponents, the “Soreloise” fought tooth and nails to step in squared circle against men at a period in time where it was seen as taboo.

She becomes the first female to hold a male championship when she wins the Ultimate Wrestling Alliance Cruiserweight title in 1998. She is the first female in the Province of Quebec to win a male championship (1999) and to be part of an all-female team winning a male tag team championship (2000). The then known as “Precious Lucy” is also the first woman in Canada to win the main title of a major promotion (2000).


Not afraid to be involved in extreme wrestling matches and by already showcasing the Joshi style of wrestling in North America in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Precious Lucy is nicknamed the “First Lady of Hardcore”. She travels to Mexico for the first time in 2002 where she captures the Lucha Libre Feminil Extremo Campeonato after a series of epic battles against Princesa Sugehit.

She will go back to Mexico several times throughout the years, winning the Lucha Pop Femmes Championship and being part of what is still known as the best intergender hardcore match on Mexican soil against Joe Lider in 2005. She will also make it to the finals of Lucha Libre AAA La Reina de Reinas in 2013 only to be defeated by Faby Apache in front of a crowd of 17000+ in Monterrey.

In 2003, she is chosen by AtoZ (formally known as ARSION) in Japan to train for two months under the guidance of Mariko Yoshida and Akino. It’s at this moment that she changes her name to “LuFisto”. She will go back to the land of the rising sun in 2005 for another two week tour fighting legends such as Amazing Kong and Aja Kong.

In April 2003, the Ontario Athletic Commission, following a complaint, applies a clause that women can’t wrestle men and therefore bans LuFisto from performing in the Province. Goulet files a complaint to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. On May 10, 2006, she wins the fight! Not only the OAC has to reverse its ruling but decides to deregulate professional wrestling altogether. Women in Canada can since wrestle against opponents of their choice, men or women, and promotions are longer going bankrupt because of the outrageous fees the athletic commission was charging them.


Still today, LuFisto is the only woman to ever hold a Combat Zone Wrestling gold (CZW Iron-Man) by defeating “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen (WWE Kevin Owens).  Although she didn’t win the tournament, she is the first female to participate to CZW’s Best of the Best Tournament in 2008. She will however be chosen as the ”Best of the Best People's Choice 2008” by the fans in attendance that night.


She still is the only woman who has entered the CZW Cage of Death (Vs John Zandig, Nick Gage and Lobo). Also being the only woman to be crowned “2006 King of the Death Matches” , she pins hardcore legend Necro Butcher in the Finals and she becomes the “2007 Queen of the Death Matches" the following year beating Mickie Knuckles in the finals.

Until 2021, LuFisto had been the only woman alongside Natalya (WWE) who had been ranked every year in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top Female 50 (now Top Female 150), since its beginning in 2008. Unfortunately, she didn't have the minimum quantity of matches to be ranked due to shows being canceled because the global Covid-19 pandemic. Her highest ranking was No. 5 in 2014. Many magazines and websites rank her as one of the best independent stars every year as well as nominating her for several awards such as match of the year, feud of the year, best heel and babyface and so on.

LuFisto is also featured in many wrestling related books such as ”Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling”, ”Eat, Sleep, Wrestle” from John Cosper and ”Slam! Wrestling: Shocking Stories from the Squared Circle” by Greg Oliver.

By holding the championship for 529 days, LuFisto is one of the longest reigning Shine Wrestling champions. In 2018, she makes it all the way to the Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) Femmes Fatales tournament finals by defeating Tony Storm and Killer Kelly but losing to legend Meiko Satomura.

The next year, she wins the 2019 wXw Femmes Fatales tournament in Obenhasen, Germany by winning over Vicious Vivien, Lana Austin and then Leyla Hirsch in the finales in what many have described as “The best female match to ever take place on European soil”. LuFisto is inducted in the CZW Hall of Fame and the NSPW Hall of Fame in 2019.


In December 2020, LuFisto officially enters the Quebec Wrestling Hall of Fame.She is the second woman to do so after Vivian Vachon. Also, she is the first ever inductee, man or woman, that only performed on the independent circuit, which makes this news even more impressive. January 2021, LuFisto enters the Quebec Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame, which makes her now a 5-time HOF Inductee.


Not only has LuFisto been successful as a singles performer but also as a tag partner (LuKana) to WWE Superstar Asuka (The World Famous Kana) and IMPACT Wrestling’s Jordynne Grace as part of Team PAWG (Professional Athletes with Glutes). Mixing scientific skills with bone shattering violence, she has always demonstrated a willingness to put her body on the line to preserve her status as one of the toughest professional wrestler that ever stepped in the squared circle. 

In 2021, LuFisto played the role of wrestling expert analyst for Beyond the Belles, a TV show presented by Ring of Honor on their official YouTube page as part of Women's Division Wednesday with host Alyssa Marino and board of director member Maria Kanellis.

On January 22, 2022, LuFisto was the first woman to be inducted into the Indie Wrestling Hall of Fame with Jerry Lynn, Homicide, Ruckus, Tracy Smothers and Dave Prazak as part of its first class. Here's LuFisto acceptance speech:


2022 also marked the first year where LuFisto was featured in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI500 of the best male wrestlers of the year as since last year, women involved in intergender matches are now part of it. LuFisto came in at number 390.

Because of her work rate, wrestling skills, presence, understanding of the sport and her passion, Goulet continues to work for most of the biggest independent promotions in the world.

In an interview with national media Radio-Canada, wrestling historian Patric Laprade proclaimed:

“When it comes to quality of matches, longevity, international career, LuFisto has surpassed 1970s Quebec sensation Vivian Vachon. No other woman from Quebec has even come close since. She is the greatest female wrestler of all time in Quebec.”

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