Golden Age
Woman wrestler Penny Banner in the 50's. See More of
Nell Stewart applies back breaker on Bonnie Watson in early
1950's gym workout in Columbus, Ohio. retropat77
Above Pro Wrestler Lorraine Johnson
June Byers slams into Penny Banner
Pro Wrestler Ella Waldek screams as she applies head
lock on the beautiful Nell Stewart in the early 50's.
During a gym training session in the early 50's, woman wrestler Nell Stewart has
Betty Jo Hawkins inescapably locked up in a painful arm lock and leg block. You
may have seen this image before but not really because I have greatly enhanced
it. I consider this the greatest wrestling picture ever taken.
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( Right ) Katherine Elkins wrestled
and practiced judo in 1905.
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1950's woman wrestler Penny Banner punishes
June Byers with painful finger lock.
Penny Banner works leg of LeeChona LeClare in 1954 in Chicago Match . retropat77
Mildred Burke mud wrestling in 1938. retropat77
Beverly Lehmer punishes June Byers more in
gym workout. retropat77
The great professional wrestler Nell Stewart is seen above.
Some of the great Professional  Women Wrestlers of the 00's, 10's, 20's,
30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and even the 90's are seen here.
Yet more vintage professional women wrestling with Rita Martinez and Clara
Mortensen very even. Four arms locking up four legs are eight reasons it was
a great match. retropat77
Professional Women's Wrestler Gloria Baratini went up against the tough and
beautiful Nell Stewart several times beginning in 1948. retropat77  
Wrestler Rita Martinez
in street clothes
Clara Mortensen works
leg lock on Rita Martinez.
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Pro Wrestlers Micki Monroe and Mitzi Mueller of England
in the late 70's.
Pro Wrestler Rose Roman set to wrestle
in a five woman battle royal in the late
50's. retropat77
A very young Donna Christanello slams Judy Grable
to wrestling mat. retropat77
Rose Roman beaten by Ada
Ash in five girl battle royal.
Pro Wrestler Ann Casey puts intense pressure on hammerlock that has Judy Grable
in agony. retropat77
Pro Wrestler Judy Glover is set to slam Jessica Rogers
to the mat. retropat77
Pro Wrester Barbara Nichols ( left ), with partner
before match, became Joyce Grable and then
became Joyce Becker after marriage to George
Becker.  retropat77
In the early 70's Pro Wrestler Susan Green was just 17 as we see her
here. Susan was a true teen terror on the wrestling mat. retropat77
Pro Wrestler Susan Green tortures veteran
Paula Kaye.
I cannot identify these two women. If I was forced to
pick a date, I'd guess 1925. retropat77
Pro Wrestler June Byers punishes Maria DeLeon
with painful surfboard. retropat77
In mid 70's action,  Pro Wrestler Maki Ueda, 17,
applies Boston crab on Yukari Lynch, 15, as
Cheryl Day tries to free the suffering Maki.
We now take a look at the sideshow or "freak" aspect old time pro wrestling of the early fifties.
"The Famous Gypsy Rose" holds up the giant "Bald Lady Angel". Whether or not Rose actually
slammed Angel is unknown. It would hard to get more off beat than this.
Pro Wrestler LeeChona LaClaire joyfully twists  Betsy Ross's boot to an
extreme and dangerous angle. It is unrecorded whether the game Miss Ross
submitted or endured the agony.
Added 10/26/08. retropat77
Pro Wrestler and Strong Woman Ada Ash punishes Shirley Strimple in Chicago bout about 1960. Added 10/28/08.
Pro Wrestler Judy Glover connects with a solid right cross to the
jaw of Lorraine Johnson. Added 10/28/08. retropat77
Powerful Pro Wrestler Mildred Burke slams Theresa Theis to mat to
work her over.
More Women's Pro Wrestling: Penny Banner dominates the
rough and tough Toni Rose with a painful full Nelson.
retropat77 Added 1/11/09
Unknown Activity: Mae Weston digs deep to punish Mildred Burke. It was know only to Miss Burke and
Miss Weston just what Mae's fingers of her left hand were doing. retropat77  Added 1/11/09
Pro Wrestler Peggy Lee Leather tries to break Wendi Richter's painful toe hold
by pulling hair. retropat77 Added 1/11/09
Teenage Delight:  In 1969, Canadian Rachel Dubois was just 15 when her father talked her into
becoming a Professional Wrestler. She sizzled on mat. retropat77   Added 1/11/09.
Susan Green works over Toni Rose's leg. Note how Susan digs deep into Toni's inner
thigh in order to cause the most pain possible . retropat77   Added 1/11/09.
Two 70's women wrestlers
work over Rachel Dubois.
Click to enlarge.
1970's woman wrestler
Rachel Dubois
opponent with hammerlock.
Click to enlarge.
Pert Donna
posing at right.
Added 1/13/09
Here we see a very young Lady Apache from south of the border. Added 1/13/09
Dazed and Confused: A groggy Pro Wrestler June Byers
sits on the mat after being beaten by Mildred Burke in a
match in the very early 50's. retropat77 Added 1/16/09   
Two Greats: June Byers pins Penny Banner. No matter how hard she tried, Penny could never beat June.  
retropat77  Added 1/31/09
Pro Wrestler Mitzi Mueller of the UK in 1982,
50's Gym Torture: With no referee to stop her, Professional  
Female Wrestler June Byers, brutalizes sparring partner.  
retropat77    Added 2/12/09
1970's woman wrestler Joyce Grable punishes Leilani Kai with arm bar.
Joyce's many years of experience in professional pain inflicting has made
her a world class expert in the fine art of torture. Miss Grable has ended
many a match with her victim desperately screaming her submission.
retrtopat77  Added 2/14/09
Below, Mildred Mud Wrestling Leona Gordon in 1938 in Ohio. retropat77
1970's Women Wrestlers. Submit
or Suffer? The referee and Penny
Banner want to know if Toni Rose
will submit to painful arm lock.  
The rough and tough June Byers, acting
and posing like a girl.  Added 2/22/09
Summie Sakij dropkicks Fate. Photo by wrestlinwally
Tone Rose gets up off of Betty Boucher after pinning her in sizzling
home gym workout. retropat77   Added 2/22/09
Here's the Pitch: Vintage Professional Girl  Wrestling and Vintage Professional Girl Baseball
are very much alike. retropat77  Added 2/23/09
1951 Action: Dot Dotson holds Violet Viann before body slamming her.
This image is from our
DVD # PC 1.    retropat77      Added 2/25/09
Violet Viann
Of Italian descent, the earthy and
voluptuous Betty Niccoli, was a tough
scientific wrestler who held the Texas
and United States championships at
various times. retropat77               
Added 3/03/09
Late 50's: Pro Wrestling Karen Kellogg, 17, is worked over by Beverly Long in
Columbus, Ohio gym workout. Karen is just one example of the wholesome
girl next door type who became a professional gal grunt n groaner.   
retropat77 Added 3/03/09
Karen Kellogg exercises.
Cora Combs on top of June Byers
Clara Mortensen
ready to wrestle
Vicki Williams enjoys torturing Toni Rose's leg so much that she continued to
torture the leg even after Miss Rose screamed her submission. The referee
nonchalantly tells Miss Williams just why she should free Toni from her
predicament.  retropat77       Added 3/23/09
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Judy Grable takes Rita Cortez down with a flying head scissors.    
retropat77      Added 4/9/09
Two  young Ohio girls, Lola LaRay  (in white) and Mary Reynolds wrestled each
other in a Cleveland match in February of 1960. It was freezing cold outside but
hot inside in more ways than one. After a long hard struggle, Miss Reynolds
defeated  Miss LaRay with a submission hold.   retropat77    Added 4/15/09
Mary Reynolds (on left) and Lola LaRay
were actually very good friends off the
wrestling mat. Here, high heels and all,
they practice their wrestling skills in a
gym located in an isolated Ohio barn.
retropat77     Added 4/15/09
Multiple Personalities for Fun and Profit: Pro Wrestler       
Donna Christantello was very feminine, charming and
loving outside the ring but once that bell rang she was   
as brutal and vicious as they come. Here we see Donna
joyfully finishing off a groggy Vicki Williams with a series
of flying boot stomps to Vicki's head, chest and
 retropat77    Added 4/16/09
Donna Christantello once again brutally defeats Vicki Williams
with her devastating flying boot stomps. Even after putting an
opponent on queer street, Donna often would deliver several
extra boot stomps just for the hell of it. The girl just loved her
work.       retropat77         Added 4/21/09
and enjoy so much more.
Vintage Cannibalism:   Elvira Snodgrass eats Juanita Coffman while applying Phallic
arm lock. See more in Erotic Dreams.    retropat77     Added 5/27/09
Miss Millie Stafford punishes Mae Weston in early 50's bout.   retropat77    Added 6/15/09
The great Ann Casey is all set to wrestle. retropat77 Added 6/23/09
Beautiful Ann Casey body slams Tough Toni Rose with maximum force.  retropat77   Added 6/23/09
Wrestler Ann Casey primps before match with Brenda Scott.  retropat77 Added 6/26/09  
Once in the ring, Brenda Scott slammed Ann Casey  to the mat and punished her arm with all
the energy she had in her.     retropat77    Added 6/26/09
When Ann finally broke free, she paid Brenda back big time.
Devil Masami legs are punished by Jaguar Yakota. DVD PC 4
Toni Rose punishes
Joyce Grable.
More vintage women's wrestling: Tippy Wells tries to force the Fabulous Moolah to
submit with toe hold in 1971 match. Moolah came back to easily defeat the youngster.
Vintage women's wrestling: Gloria Baratini stuns Mae Young  with devastating flying
body scissors.
Vintage women's wrestling: Mae Young rages back with a series of
hard dropkicks to Gloria Baratini chest knocking the wind out of the
poor girl.  On th right we see Gloria  in a daze after the last dropkick
knocked her clear out of the ring and into the hands of the fans.
Mildred Burke in 1950 above. Mildred Burke's biography, "The
Queen of the Ring," by Jeff Leen, gives great insight into the
era know as the Golden Age of Women's Wrestling
Wrestler Fabulous Moolah bun slams Wendi Richter.
The Fabulous Moolah at a young age.
Another image of the wrestler know as The Fabulous Moolah at a young age.
Wrestling champ Mildred Burke punishes Ann LeVerne in gym
workout around 1950. retropat77
Mildred Burke, The Queen of the Ring, again.
Wrestling champ Mildred Burke continues to
punish Ann LeVerne.
Wrestlers Vivian Vachon and Marie Laverne were great friend
when not wrestling each other.
Wrestlers Vivian Vachon and Marie Laverne
would just love to go places together.
Vivian Vachon repeatedly kicks Marie Laverne
in the head.
Vivian Vachon leaves friendship aside and pounds
Marie Laverne with all the power she has.
Mildred Burke, The Queen
of the Ring
, herself.
Powerful Mildred Burke slams beautiful  Theresa Theis to the mat to torture
her leg. retropat77
Mildred Burke works out. She was not called "muscles"
for nothing. retropst77
Wrestler and fighter Thundercrackk is free and
at large. retropat77
Thundercrackk gets down to wrestle.
Wrestler June Byers tortures the arm of  Babs Wingo hoping to force her to
scream  her submission.    retropat77
Takako Inoue tortures legendary wrestler Debbie Malenko. retropat77
Donna Christianello is wrestling  with Paula Kaye in a home gym. Now one could ponder just who is
watching though those windows. The neighbors? Someone  walking down the street? You? Me?
Who? It gives you something to think about does it not?  retropat77
Wrestler Bella Olgunlana had the body
and the skill to please the fans
Tough veteran wrestler June Byers it set to give teenager
Lily Bitters a devastating "Body Breaker" in classic 1951
match from our
We travel back to 1951, The Golden Age of Gal Grappling in the
United States. Ohio's Women's Wrestling Champion, Nell Stewart,
accepts a $1.000.00 bill from Neal Van Ellis for wining a hard
fought Wrestling Tournament.  retropat77     
It was a hot muggy night in the early 50's when Mary Jane Mull stepped into the ring to
wrestle the very rough and tough Ella Waldek. Here we see Ella punishing Mary Jane
with a toe hold. Jane was a tough jane and made a real fight out of it that lasted a half
hour. Both girls were dripping with sweat at the end. See who won this classic match
on our
DVD # PC 2.    retropat77      
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Hoping for a submission, wrestler Bambi Ball ( aka ) Jeanetta Collins works the arm of
Barbi Dahl.  retropat77
The great  Jaguar Yokota punishes Hikari Fukuoka with a
nice Boston crab.    retropat77     Added 10/15/2010
50s Inside the Closed Door of the Locker Room: After a long grueling
match with Mildred Burke, a dazed and confused June Byers will get
a two hour full body rubdown.   retropat77               Added 11/18/2010
After Elaine Ellis gave Mary Hillis a long series of hard dropkicks
to the head and torso, Elaine was able to easily pin the groggy
Mary. The Cleveland, Ohio wrestling match is from the mid
60's.        retropat77       Added 12/08/
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