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Bad to the Bone!
Portraits of Vintage Female Pro Wrestling

When I moved to Georgia as a youngster, I got turned on to wrestling and all of the characters that made up the sport. What I did not see a lot of at the time were women wrestlers. Don’t get it twisted – women have been brawling for decades. If you don’t believe me, check out all of these rad vintage photos of women wrestlers kicking ass. If you are living in the UK, there is a show up called WOMEN OF WRESTLING at the Doomed Gallery in Dalston.

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  1. Douglas Llanes

    July 22, 2015 at 10:11 am


  2. Ernani Andrade

    July 22, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Mikhaell :0

  3. JessJess Miller

    July 22, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Adam Bennett cool

  4. Shauntay Ramsey

    July 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Sada Bettencourt

  5. Maude Nibelungen

    July 21, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Nitsua Sean

  6. Arthur Valente Arciniega III

    July 21, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Andy Durazo

    • Andy Durazo

      July 21, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      The women were never given their due. Good pix!

  7. John Amoss

    July 21, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Pat Kelly Dave Hausser

  8. Lo Zee Rose

    July 21, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Deano Barengrill

  9. Shrewcifer Subversa

    July 21, 2015 at 8:12 am

    The documentary is on netflix if anyone is interested. It pretty fantastic.

  10. Marek Žiška

    July 21, 2015 at 7:44 am

    You should make an article about the Japanese women wrestling, now those are some tough kickass girls!

  11. Emile Bojesen

    July 21, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Anaïs Lalange Fran Dear

  12. Zoe Beard

    July 21, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Allison Woodard

  13. Harold Green

    July 21, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Look up anecdotes about Moolah, she was a fucking atrocious human. Probably worth doing an article on. Drugged and pimped out her trainees, made people homeless, ensured no-one else succeeded, etc.

    • Marek Žiška

      July 21, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Yep, shes the reason female wrestling is seen as a piss break in America today.

    • Pat Kelly

      July 21, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      She was probably just rooting out the Communist and leftist guerrilla sympathizers.

  14. Danny Summers

    July 21, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Fabulous Moola!!

  15. Stephanie Koithan

    July 21, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Joseph Horowitz Patrick McIntyre

    • Joseph Horowitz

      July 21, 2015 at 12:23 am

      moola was so bad ass in her day, these are all super cool photos 🙂

    • Patrick McIntyre

      July 21, 2015 at 4:27 am

      I feel like women’s wrestling was treated with more legitimacy back in the day

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