Time To Talk About Some Of My Favorite Female Wrestlers

Mae Young
Fabulous Moolah

  Ever since I have watched wrestling there have been female wrestlers. I don't remember seeing too many of them back in the early 70s. Maybe I just wasn't paying too much attention. Hey I was just a young kid.
  The first female wrestlers I remember were Mae Young, The Fabulous Moolah and Sheri Martel. Mae Young was wrestling in her 80s in the WWE. I remember seeing her jump off the turnbuckle. I could not believe someone her age doing that. She was awesome and sadly she passed away this year a short time ago. She will be missed. The Fabulous Moolah was wrestling for a long time also. She held the woman’s title for a long time. Then there was Sheri Martel. She started in the world wrestling federation in 1987 to around 1993. She then left and went to world championship wrestling and stayed there until 1993 and then went to the WCW.
  One of the Women in wrestling that was very popular was Miss Elizabeth. Of course she was not a wrestler, but was the manager of the Macho Man Randy Savage. She was married to Savage from 1984 to 1992. Unfortunately she passed away in 2003, but I will never forget seeing her on top of the macho mans shoulder.

                                                                Miss Elizabeth
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  One of the popular women's wrestlers during the 1980s was Wendy Richter. She won the women's championship when she pinned the Fabulous Moolah. She held the title for quite a long time. Here is a link to a youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePHS6dHfjT0 . This time period began the Rock and Wrestling connection. She came out with singer Cyndi Lauper as her manager. We would see the mixture of Rock Music and Professional Wrestling. To this very day we still have the mixture of Rock Music associated with various wrestlers. Another popular female wrestler in the 80s was called Rockin Robin.
                                                                  Baby Doll 2010
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  One of the toughest ladies during the 1990s was Luna Vachon. She was a mean and rough looking character. She brought that type of wrestling to the ring every time she wrestled. Unfortunately she passed away at the early age of 48 in 2010. In 1993 we saw Sunny whose name is Tammy Lynn Sytch. She was an extremely beautiful women's wrestler. She would perform her finishing move called the northern lights suplex. Another female wrestler that appeared in 1996 was none other than Sable. She was married to wrestler Marc Mero, but is now married to Brock Lesnar. Her finishing move was known as the Sablebomb. We also saw Marlena who was Terri Runnels and was married to Golddust, but is divorced from him. She debuted in 1990 and did hold the WWE Hardcore Title. One other popular women's wrestler was Madusa Micelli also known as Alundra Blaze. She was use a move called the bridging German Suplex as her finishing move. Finally one other women's wrestler that I will never forget was Chyna. She debuted around the year 1997.  She was a former women's bodybuilder and that is why I won't forget her. Her appearance alone was awesome.
  In the year 2000 we saw Lita as one of the most popular women's wrestlers. I don't think I ever saw a female wrestler make the moves off the top rope like Lita. I remember when she fell outside the ring on her her head and her neck bent way back. Fortunately she was okay. 
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                                                                 Trish Stratus
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  Another popular wrestler in the 90s was Trish Stratus. She is seen above. She is undoubtedly one of the most well known women's champions holding seven title reigns. Other popular women wrestlers in the 2000s were Molly Holly, Jazz, Mickie James, Victoria, Gail Kim, Melina, Candace Michelle, Beth Phoenix, Michelle McCool and last but definitely not least Layla. Here is a link to a impressive list of all the women's champions                                                                                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WWE_Women%27s_Champions .

                                                            Michelle McCool
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Beth Phoenix WWE Women's Champion

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  At present day we see various women wrestlers with feuds going back and forth all the time. Presently we see AJ Lee and Natalya feuding with interference from Tamina Snuka who is the daughter of the Great Jimmy The Super Fly Snuka. Other popular wrestlers are of course the Bella Twins Nikki and Brie. The usually will do their twin magic switch when the referee is not looking. We also see Rosa and Summer Rae the dancing partner of Fandango in various matches. Layla is still wrestling and was doing quite well. Other women wrestlers are Victoria, Naomi, Alicia Fox, Eve, Maryse, Aksana and also Kelly Kelly. She is another female wrestler that I will never forget, not only for her beauty but for some impressive moves. Here is a list of the complete roster for the WWE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WWE_personnel . A few other wrestlers in this era were Maria who started as an announcer and later wrestled. We also saw Jillian with her giant fake mole. We also saw a new comer Kaitlyn who was a friend of AJ Lee later become a feuding rival. Another popular female wrestler was Stacy Keibler, although I think she was better known for her long legs then her actual wrestling, but she was still very popular. Here is a link to a youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLN9vslLXQY .

                                            AJ Lee Current Womens Champion
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                                                                  Mickie James

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 I am sure there are some more female wrestlers I have missed or forgot to mention. I would just go through the internet and look for the lists.
  Thank You for reading and enjoy wrestling.        

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