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IN Sports ON 18 Jul, 2016
Wrestling is a sport that is never limited to a certain gender. If you think that this society only caters to male wrestling champion wannabes, you're absolutely wrong. Looking intricately through the chronological events in the sports history, women are right there and then--exhibit their prowess in various physical competencies such as bodybuilding, weightlifting, the ball games and other activities that prove well of their coordination, agility, strength, and resistance, as well as sportsmanship. One of the very popular sports that women are best at is wrestling.
There is a significant number of women who go into this venture and they have made names in such field. Little did you know, these women you initially see as inferior or weak can actually drop you to the floor so hard. In case you're not that familiar with them, now is the right time for you to know.
Introducing the boldest female wrestlers of all time! Prepare, prepare!
Lady Apache or Sandra Gonzales Calderon is a Mexican female professional wrestler. She participated in various wrestling matches under the two biggest wrestling federations in the country, the Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion (AAA) and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Throughout her career, she was hailed as CMLL World Women's Champion for 3 years, two-time Mexican National Women's Champion and two-time AAA "Queen of Queens". In 2010, she had to cut off from wrestling to make way for her pregnancy (for seven months). On July 31, 2011, she got back on track.
Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler was an American professional wrestler who worked for the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) She's popularly known as the tallest Diva (5'11) who became part of the Nitro Girls and later named herself as Miss Hanock in WCW. In WWE, she was given the ring name Super Stacy. Moreover, Stacy was tagged as "The Legs of WCW" and "The Legs of WWE" because of her long body length. In 2004, she was hailed as the WWE Babe of the Year. She retired from wrestling in 2006 for 'greener pastures'.
Chieko Suzuki or Dynamite Kansai is a Japanese female professional wrestler who started her career on August 17, 1986. Early on, she tried to audition for All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling (JWP) but failed to get in Instead, she joined the Rookie class of Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling. After the institution was dissolved, she moved on to the JWP and competed at the United States for the World Championship Wrestling. As a professional, she earned the titles WWWA World Heavyweight Champion in All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling, two-time JWP Openweight Champion, Oz Academy Openweight Champion, and a lot more. This female professional wrestler is going to retire on December 11, 2016.
Sherri Schrull, carrying the screen name Sherri Martel and Sensational Sherri (for some time) was a prominent player in the American Wresting scene. She sprang from South Carolina and joined various wrestling leagues. First was at the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in md-1980s where she got the championship for three years, joined the World Wrestling Federation, and got the WWF Women's Championship. While in the federation, she served as Shawn Michaels, Ted Di Biase and Randy Savage's manager. Come the 1990s, she got into Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling. After retiring from WCW, her wrestling appearance decreased so badly. Sherri died in 2007.
Female professional wrestler Chigusa Nagayo was a very prominent personality in the 1980s, famously known as one of The Crush Gals tag team members (with Lioness Asuka). She founded the GAEA Women's Professional Wrestling organization (GAEA). This Japanese fighter got various championship titles from All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling, Cauliflower Alley Club, Cho Hanabi, GAEA Japan and Tokyo Sports. In 1997, she has been granted the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame recognition for doing a great job in the industry.
Torrie Anne Wilson was an American wrestling professional-turned-model, fitness warrior, and actress. Her best years in the wrestling arena occurred when she's part of the World Championship Wrestling (1999-2001) and World Wrestling Entertainment (2001-2006). She got involved in various female wrestling fights and storylines that gradually made her bolder and famous in the scene. This professional wrestler got the Golden Thong Award in 2002. What an award!
La Amapola's real name is Guadalupe Ramona Olvera and she grew up from Mexico. This female professional wrestler shined during the time of airing Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), the only national wrestling institution she's loyal into. During her wrestling career, she captured the International Wrestling Revolution Group-Intercontinental Women's Championship. For the record, this professional wrestler reigned as the CMLL World Women's Champion for the longest time--that's 1,442 days.
Mae Young (originally Johnnie Mae Young) was an American professional wrestler and one of the first women who's become very influential in the wrestling industry. She paved the way for increasing the fame of the sport all over the world and trained many generations of wrestling professionals since the World War II. Her prowess in wrestling reached Canada and in the entire United States. based on the accounts, she won multiple recognitions at the National Wrestling Alliance. Believe it or not, she even appeared at the World Wrestling Federation and became a Hall-of-Famer in the WWE (Class 2008).
Lioness Asuka is a Japanese professional wrestler who became too famous during the times of the tag team The Crush Gals (with Chigusa Nagayo). She's known for her finishing moves K-Driller, LSD II, LSD III and Towerhacker Bomb, and her signature moves Fishermen driver, Fishermen suplex, Giant swing, Iconoclasm and a lot more. Lioness Asuka is a two-time All-Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling (AJW) champion, AJW Hall of Famer and a lot more!
Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon or Luna Vachon is an American Professional wrestler who garnered various accomplishments nad championships in the American Wrestling Federation, Cauliflower Alley Club, Great Lakes Championship Wrestling, Ladies Major League Wrestling, United States Wrestling Association, World Wrestling Entertainment, among others. She ranked #14 on WWE's Top 25 most impactful women list. Luna Vachon' s signature moves include Body Slam, Flying headbutt, Snake eyes, Snap Suplex and a lot more. On August 10, 2012, she was found dead in Florida due to an overdose of oxycodone and benzodiazepine.