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Lady Wrestlers

Jet – February 21, 1952

Billy Wolfe, a former wrestler turned manager-booker, broke color line in lady wrestling.

Billy Wolfe, a former wrestler turned manager-booker, broke color line in lady wrestling.

While most women spend hours on end perfecting glamour in an effort to land a husband or a good-paying white collar job, there is today a new corps of women who, forsaking glamour, devote their entire time to building muscles and brawn in order to compete in the age-old sport of wrestling.  Theirs is admittedly a rugged calling – one which sometimes results in bruises and broken bones – yet, they love it for: 1) thrills; and 2) the income.  For although Negro lady wrestlers are relatively new to sportsdom, they earn an average of $300 per week. Continue reading