Candace Maria Rummel (born January 1, 1959) is a semi-retired American professional wrestler better known by her ring name Candi Devine. Her sister, Rose Rummel (a.k.a. Rose Love and Rose Devine), was also a wrestler.
She also wrestled Diane Von Hoffman aka Moondog Fifi for 2 summers in Canada 1983-1985. Moon Dog Fifi defeated Candi for her belt in 1994 in Evansville, Ill.
Born as Candace Rummel, Candi Devine began her wrestling career by running a fan club for Lanny Poffo and working briefly as a ring girl for ICW in Kentucky.
Devine was badly injured in Memphis in 1985, when she and Amy Monroe collided head to head in a monkey-flip, fracturing her jaw and cheek. A lengthy recovery time and plastic surgery became needed to repair the damage and briefly she considered quitting wrestling.
Devine is best known for her time spent in the American Wrestling Association feuding with Sherri Martel. She held the AWA Women's Championship on four separate occasions.
She won a battle royal to fill the vacated title in 1984. Devine competed at the AWA's SuperClash, WrestleRock '86, Battle by the Bay and War in the Windy City cards. She was recognized as champion several times during that time period, mostly being awarded the belt by default as the number one contender (a common practice of the AWA), and trading it with Martel. Her feud with Martel carried over to Wild West Wrestling. She even tagged with Fabulous Lance a.k.a. Lance Von Erich against Martel and Iceman King Parsons.
She was very active in the AWA in late 1989 and throughout 1990 as part of the Team Challenge Series, wrestling in mixed tag team matches and in singles matches against Wendi Richter and Magnificent Mimi. She won the title the final time on December 6, 1989 when she defeated Judy Martin to determine the new Women's Champion after Richter vacated the belt.
She also spent time in the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association as The Goddess. She competed in the Women's Pro Wrestling organization in the early 1990s.
On June 9, 1991, Rockin' Robin defeated Devine to become the first UWF Women's Champion at UWF Beach Brawl, the company's first and only pay-per-view. Devine won the UWF Women's Championship in 1994 after she defeated Tina Moretti, and again in 1996.
Candi Devine occasionally does local shows for LadySports.com and SlamminLadies.com. Devine defeated Bambi on a USWO card on October 14, 2005.American Wrestling Association
AWA World Women's Championship (5 times)
AWA Superstars of Wrestling
AWA World Women's Championship (1 time)
Cauliflower Alley Club
Other honoree (1994)
Great Lakes Wrestling Association
GLWA Women's Championship (1 time)
New Independent Wrestling Association
NIWA Women's Championship
New Wrestling Association
NWA Divas Championship (1 time)
Ozark Mountain Wrestling
OMW Women's Championship (1 time)
Pomales Wrestling Entertainment
PWE World Women's Championship (3 times)
United States Wrestling Association
USWA Women's Championship (1 time)
Universal Wrestling Federation
UWF Women's World Championship (1 time)
Western Ohio Wrestling
WOW Women's Championship (1 time)
Windy City Pro Wrestling
WCPW Woman's Championship (3 times)
World Wide Wrestling Alliance
WWWA Woman's Championship (1 time)
World Wrestling Council
WWC Women's Championship (1 time)
Candi Devine resides in Nashville, where she works as a physical trainer. She sued her long-term boyfriend, former wrestler Tom Burton, in a telecast of Divorce Court before Judge Lynn Toler that was originally aired on March 31, 2009. Devine sued Burton for $630 and accused Burton of running over her beloved cat with his car, killing it, which he denied. Judge Toler ruled in Devine's favor in the amount of $280. She eventually reconciled Burton before he died on March 29, 2010.