DISCLAIMER: This is not a complete history of women’s wrestling history. These are my recollections. If you want to share your favorite moments, please leave a comment below.
I was too young to remember anything about Wendi Richter’s WWF run. My earliest memories of actual women’s wrestling is the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling:
In the early 90s, who was scarier: Sensational Sherri or Luna Vachon?
The first woman I noticed that could brawl with the guys was Jacqueline Moore, then Miss Texas in the USWA.
Tammy Sytch, Sunny, helped define the role of a female wrestling personality. She, Rena “Sable” Mero, & others would be given the title Diva. Divas weren’t just valets; they were multimedia superstars.
This led to the rise of the Nitro Girls, Chyna, Lita & Trish Stratus, TNA Knockouts, SHIMMER, and so on, and so on…