Saturday, July 14, 2012

Before Daffney There Was Luna Vachon...

In the last post I was talking about how I loved the psycho female wrestlers and I mentioned Daffney as being the first.
But before Daffney debuted in 1999, the late Gertrude Elizabeth "Trudy" Vachon was being crazy before crazy was cool as Luna Vachon.

A member of the legendary French-Canadian wrestling family, the Vachons, Gertrude wanted to wrestle.
Her whole family (and her godfather Andre The Giant) tried to convince her not too but she wouldn't take no for an answer.
Finally they gave in and her aunt Vivian and later The Fabulous Moolah trained her.

She started out in Florida Championship Wrestling, as part of Kevin Sullivan's Army of Darkness stable teaming up with The Lock as the Daughters of Darkness.
Luna then went on to work for the WWF, ECW, the Indy Circuit and WCW.
Luna passed away on August 27, 2010 from an "accidental overdose of oxycodone and benzodiazepine".

Before Daffney There Was Luna Vachon

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