History of Women in Wrestling
Women in wrestling have a long and rich tradition. In ancient Greece and Rome, women wrestled each other, while in some ancient African tribes, women wrestled against both women and men. In the South Pacific, almost 1,000 years ago, women and men alike wrestled and engaged in other martial arts as part of their spiritual and ritual practices. Women were wrestling in Europe at least 150 years ago, but there focus has become slightly more about costume and spectacle. By the time women in wrestling were gaining popularity and attention in America in the early 1900s, the focus was almost always entertainment as opposed to female combat and athleticism.
Check these three Vintage Classic Womens Wrestling videos below
"Vintage 60's & 70's #VA-50-4"
1. Cheryl Day (Pink Suit) vs Sonya Sanchez 2. Casey Carr (Brown Suit) vs Sonya Sanchez 3. Pat Wiggs (Black Suit) vs Jackie West 4. Laura Del Rio (White Suit) vs Jackie West 5. War Star (Long Hair) vs Panama Franco (Mud Wrestling) 6. Jackie West (Striped Suit) vs Laura Del Rio (Mud Wrestling) 7. Cheryl Day vs Sue Sexton (Dark Boots) 8. Sue Sexton vs Yvonne Jennings (Blue Suit) 9. Casey Carr vs Sharon Lee (Blonde) 10. Sylvia Hackney vs Cheryl Day (Blue Suit)
7 Pro Girl & 2 Mud Wrestling Matches | Classic Professional Women's Wrestling
Mildred Burke’s dominance of the sport flourished in the 60s & 70s as she trained future stars and filmed their matches in California, plus a mud wrestling match. These are all gems of classic professional women's wrestling. Shot in 8mm with no sound, the matches pre-dated the age of videotape. They are now digitally preserved and feature young Sue Sexton, Cheryl Day, Casey Carr, Jackie West, Laura Del Rio and War Star.
"Classic Women's Professional Wrestling VA-50-2"
1. A 10 Girl Battle Royal from the 50’s with Paula Kaye, Sue Green, Donna Christanello & others. 2. Vivian Vachon, Marie LaVerne and Kay Noble banging heads in New Orleans. 3. June Byers Vs Violet Viann 4. Mae Young & Eva Lee Vs Theresa Theiss & Violet Viann 5. Mae Young Vs Eva Lee 6. Violet Viann & Ellen Olson Vs Theresa Theiss & Mae Young 7. Joyce Ford Vs June Byers 8. June Byers & Millie Stafford Vs Lilly Bitter & Mars Bennett
4 Tag Team, 1 Battle Royal & 3 Pro Girl Classic Professional Women's Wrestling Matches
This tape features the rarest footage available of the classic professional women's wrestling stars of the 50s, including Texans Joyce Ford & June Byers, Eva Lee, Mae Young, Violet Viann, Ellen Olson, and more--all under Billy Wolfe’s tutelage and control. There’s also a great 10 girl Battle Royal and then some 60’s footage of Vivian Vachon, Marie LaVerne, and Kay Noble in New Orleans battles.
"Vintage Professional Ladies Wrestling #VA-50-20"
5 Ladies Professional Wrestling Matches
Vintage Professional Ladies Wrestling Circa 1940’s – 1950’s
From our Private Collection, Steel Kittens brings you Vintage Professional Ladies Wrestling Circa 1940’s – 1950’s. This is rare footage from 16mm film of live matches
Featuring Classic Lady Wrestlers like Lillian Ellison aka “Fabulous Moolah”, Rita Boucher, Violet Viann, Betty Hawkins Clara Mortensen and more.
These ladies really know how to put on a show! Great Classic Pro Wrestling Action from the glory days of wrestling! Digitized, some matches have live audio others have sound overlay. If you’re a collector of Ladies Professional Wrestling, this tape is a must!
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