Many women that are involved in pro wrestling these days fit the archetype of the fitness model, and more and more women get involved in professional wrestling every day. Learn about the beginnings of women in wrestling with help from a professional wrestling promoter in this free video on women in pro wrestling.
Hi, this is Dan Ackerman with Coastal Championship Wrestling. You can find us at ccw.ms. I'm going to take a little bit of time to talk about women in professional wrestling. Now when you talk about women in professional wrestling your first thought has to go to the Fabulous Moolah. She was really the pioneer in women's wrestling going back, gosh, 40, 50, maybe even 60 years when there were no women in professional wrestling. She kind of broke the barrier. There's a good women's wrestling documentary called "Lipstick and Dynamite" and they talk a lot about how the women had to be like the men back then and it was really tough to get involved. You still have to train when you are a woman wrestler. You can't just expect because of your beauty to be able to go in there and start at any level. You have go to go and join a wrestling school just like anybody else would and really learn how to be a professional wrestler, especially these days. Back then again, they were kind of learning as they go. Now it's evolved more into where it was the rough and tumble kind of lady, now it's more of a fitness model and the divas you see in WWE and TNA today, they call the knockouts and most of them are fitness model types and you have your exceptions like Awesome Conner, like Isis, the Amazon, the world's tallest female wrestler, part of coastal championship wrestling. Nowadays the women there is a whole women's division where it was before, maybe a handful of women wrestlers. Now there's dozens if not hundreds of women wrestlers around the country vying to get into TNA, vying to get into WWE and you even have organizations that are made up just of women wrestlers, a new one just started called Wrestlicious and so women wrestling has certainly evolved back from the days of Fabulous Moolah and the movie "Lipstick and Dynamite" to what it is today and that is a little bit about women in professional wrestling.