Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wesna was born Vesna Busic on June 26, 1983 in Croatia.
She is a Croatian professional womens wrestler, nicknamed The Croatian Panther.
Wesna was trained by Crazy Sexy Mike, 2 Cold Scorpio and Ahmed Chaer.
She has a solid background, starting out in amateur wrestling and kickboxing before beginning pro wrestling.
Wesna's pro wrestling debut was in 1998.
Her favorite wrestling moves are the German suplex, the Mafia kick (Yakuza Kick) and the Swanton Bomb.
Wesna's finishing move is the CB4-Driver which is a reverse piledriver.
She is considered an extremely good wrestler and has had feuds with Blue Nikita and Cheerleader Melissa.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This lady is probably more responsible for bringing women's wrestling into the mainstream than anyone else.
Wendi Richter was born on September 6, 1961 in Dallas, Texas.
She is a former female pro wrestler best known for her stint in the WWF in the 1980s.
Wendi got her training at the Lillian Ellison's School for Women's Wrestling (The Fabulous Moolah's school).
This rough and tough Texan made her pro wrestling debut in the 1980s as a heel.
She started out with another women's wrestling legend, Joyce Grable, and they formed a tag team called the Texas Cowgirls.
They won the NWA Women's Tag Team Wrestling Titles and went to Japan, playing American heels.
Wendi returned to the United States and signed with the WWF in 1983.
She was lucky enough to have been the center of one of the most successful story lines in the WWF at the time. Vince McMahon paired her with rock superstar Cyndi Lauper to go up against Lou Albano and the WWF Women's Wrestling Champion, Fabulous Moolah. This began the WWF's "Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection".
Wendi went on to defeat Moolah for the title in a wildly successful match, that I believe was actually broadcast on MTV.
At the age of 23, she became the youngest WWF Women's Wrestling Champion in history.
Wendi went on to actually headline WWF house shows, something that no other female wrestler had done up until that time.
She faced Moolah several times, and another Moolah trainee Leilani Kai.
Kai actually defeated Richter for the title in early 1985, but Wendi regained the title one month later at WrestleMania.
Wendi was scheduled to defend her title at Madison Square Garden against a masked opponent known only as The Spider Lady. The Spider Lady was actually several female wrestlers alternating wearing the mask. When Wendi went into the match she had no idea who her opponent would actually be that night. Wendi later said that even she didn't know who would be under the mask or how the match would end. Just moments into the match, The Spider Lady attempted a pin and was given a quick three count, even though Wendi clearly kicked out at one. Wendi ignored the bell (and loosing the title) and attacked the masked lady, ripping off her mask to reveal...The Fabulous Moolah.
Wendi was so mad that she left the arena immediately after the match that night and never spoke to McMahon or Moolah again.
This incident is referred to by many wrestling fans as "The Original Screw Job".
After leaving the WWF, Richter showed up wrestled in Puerto Rico, Japan, and throughout the U.S. in independent wrestling promotions.
She then went to the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in 1988 and defeated Madusa Miceli for the AWA Women's Wrestling title. Wendi later vacated the title, leaving the promotion.
Wendi next showed up in the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association (LPWA) teaming with another ex WWF wrestler, Rockin Robin. She was only there a few months before she left.
After leaving, Wendi got a degree in physical therapy and married WWE Spanish broadcaster Hugo Savinovich (now divorced).
Wendi returned to Texas to practice physical therapy.
Wendi last showed up at two Wrestle Reunion events in 2005.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
The Legendary Vivian Vachon was born in 1951 in Montreal, Canada.
She was / is considered one of the greatest female professional wrestlers of all time.
Vivian was part of the great Canadian wrestling family, the Vachons, and they were part of the thirteen children of Ferdinand Vachon, a Montreal police officer.
Her brothers were Canadian wrestlers Maurice and Paul Vachon and she was the aunt of Luna Vachon.
In the early 1970s she starred in the motion picture "The Wrestling Queen", which also included her brothers and other famous female wrestlers such as:
Bonnie Watson, Vicki Williams, Debbie Johnson, Paula Kay, Kay Noble and Marie Laverne.
Vivian held the AWA World Women's Wrestling Championship, the GPW Women's Wrestling Championship and the California Women's Wrestling Championship during her career.
Sadly, Vivian and her daughter Julie were killed by a drunk driver August 25, 1991 near Montreal.
Friday, October 10, 2008
This is a very accomplished young lady.
Violet Flame was born on September 6, 1975, in Hamburg, New York.
She is another female wrestler trained by the Late Walter "Killer" Kowalski.
She made her pro wrestling debut in January 1995.
Her favorite wrestling moves are the Side-Headlock Takeover, The Bulldog, The Garvin Stomp (remember that?), the Bridging Suplex, the Flying Clothesline, the Figure Four Leglock and the Step Over Toe Hold.
Violet's finishing move is the Double-Underhook DDT.
She has had a very colorful career, wrestling women that later became greats on the wrestling scene. Women like Chyna, Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim, Sumie Sakai and Traci Brooks.
Besides wrestling Violet has acted,writen and done stuntwork in several movies, StoryLine (2006), Pray for the Hunters (2006), The Thief (2005), Evil on Queen Street: Ascension (2004) (V), The Chameleon Killer (2003), Dark World: Duel of the Assassins (2003).
You can visit her website here:
Friday, October 3, 2008
Vicki Williams (like Ann Casey) was one of the few barefoot wrestlers back in the "Old Days" of women's wrestling.
Vicki was born in Savannah, Georgia and trained by The Fabulous Moolah.
She made her wrestling debut in 1970.
Vicki was once considered the top lady wrestler in the world and the number one challenger to the Fabulous Moolah's title.
She often teamed with Joyce Grable and together they won the NWA Women's World Tag-Team titles in 1974.
Vicki had several high profile feuds in her wrestling career, notably with The Fabulous Moolah, Toni Rose and Pepper La Bianco.
She appeared in the 1975 movie "The Wrestling Queen" as herself.
Vicki Williams vs Fabulous Moolah
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