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Rasslin’ Relieves: Pre-Divas Edition

Posted on 4:41 pm, 17th April 2012 by | Email the author

 

Alundra Blayze

That Alundra Blayze gimmick was rubbish, wasn't it? Pic by GaryColemanFan at en.wikipedia

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:

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH65MPnKojk[/tube]

In the early 90s, who was scarier: Sensational Sherri or Luna Vachon?

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G3ecEHtzPE[/tube]

The first woman I noticed that could brawl with the guys was Jacqueline Moore, then Miss Texas in the USWA.

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGLQVWiOEck[/tube]

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.

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaqCz31BUrk[/tube]

This led to the rise of the Nitro Girls, Chyna, Lita & Trish Stratus, TNA Knockouts, SHIMMER, and so on, and so on…

Mae Young

Even Mae deserves a hand!

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