Meanwhile, Savage became allied with "Sensational" Sherri, who had success as a wrestler from 1987–1989 and was phased into a role as an ill-tempered, venomous valet.
Sherri initially debuted on July 24, 1987 by defeating The Fabulous Moolah for the WWF Women's Championship.
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.
Sapphire debuted in November 1989 on Saturday Night's Main Event as a 'fan' cheering on Dusty Rhodes at ringside in his match against Big Boss Man.Miss Elizabeth's first major angle was during Savage's feud with George "The Animal" Steele in 1986.In the angle, Steele fell in love with Elizabeth, angering Savage and leading to a series of grudge matches between him and Steele.Sapphire began to manage Rhodes, who adapted Rhodes' gimmick as she adorned black outfits with yellow polka dots.Sapphire and Rhodes later feuded with Randy Savage and Sensational Sherri and wrestled in a tag team match at Wrestle Mania VI.Later, she aligned herself with Bam Bam Bigelow to feud with Sherri and Tatanka. In mid-1994, Bull Nakano joined the WWF roster and began feuding with Miceli, who was also feuding with Luna Vachon.