For all of the high points of the Attitude Era, there were as many low points including Beaver Cleavage and his innuendo laden relationship with his mother Mrs Cleavage. In the latest in the series, we ask Whatever Happened to Marianna “Mrs. Cleavage” Komlos?
In 1999….smack dab in the middle of the WWF’s ‘Attitude Era,’ an idea was conceived right out of a classic sitcom. Enter Beaver Cleavage along with his “mother” Mrs. Cleavage a spoof or parody of the TV show ‘Leave it to Beaver.’ Former member of the Headbangers…Mosh aka Chaz Warrington was chosen for the role of Beaver while Canadian bodybuilder/fitness model turned pro wrestler Marianna Komlos was selected to portray the role of his mother Mrs. Cleavage.
Komlos had no formal background in the wrestling business…she came in at a time when it wasn’t exactly necessary to be a gifted wrestler…just look good in a bikini or lingerie.
The gimmick was…as with every other Attitude era gimmick….sexually charged with a lot of incest innuendos between Beaver and his mother Mrs. Cleavage. A series of vignettes aired and eventually saw the character debut on Raw in May of ’99. The lack of crowd reaction combined with the gimmick’s poor timing ( Owen Hart’s death and Rena ‘Sable’ Mero’s sexual harassment lawsuit) led to it being almost immediately scrapped.
A ‘worked shoot’ angle was used to kill off the unsuccessful character and it was revealed in kayfabe…that Chaz and Marianna were really boyfriend and girlfriend. An angle was eventually written to have Chaz and Marianna split up. To get revenge and her ex…Marianna accused Chaz of domestic violence.
After it was revealed that she fabricated the whole story….the angle was subsequently dropped. With no other storylines in the pipeline and with no real background in as a pro wrestler…Marianna Komlos was released from the WWF/E.
So, whatever happened to Marianna “Mrs. Cleavage” Komlos? Marianna basically retired from pro wrestling after her brief stint with the WWF and continued focusing on her bodybuilding/fitness career. She would go on to marry former MMA fighter and Hollywood stunt double Paul Lazenby. Sadly, however….Komlos was diagnosed with breast cancer and died in 2004 at the age of just 35. She was cremated with her ashes going to family.
You can read all previous ‘Whatever Happened to’ pieces here.