Mildred Burke

Mildred Bliss (August 5, 1915-February 18, 1989) was an American professional wrestler, who wrestled under the name Mildred Burke. She is a member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame as well as the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame. Her heyday lasted from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s, when she held the World Women's Championship for almost twenty years. Burke started out in 1935, wrestling men at carnivals. She was managed by her second husband, promoter Billy Wolfe.

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June Byers - Professional Wrestling Career
... but regularly losing to the more established stars such as Mae Young and champion Mildred Burke ... That same year Mildred Burke had a bitter falling-out with husband Wolfe and departed the promotion, leaving the world title vacant ... After a year of tense negotiation, Wolfe finally coaxed Burke into meeting Byers in a definitive two out of three falls match on August 25, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia ...
Mae Young - Professional Wrestling Career - Early Career
... in high school, Young went to a professional wrestling show and challenged then-champion Mildred Burke when she visited Tulsa to wrestle Gladys Gillem ... In 1941, Young, along with Mildred Burke, opened up Canada for female wrestling ... During the 1950s, she wrestled for Mildred Burke's World Women's Wrestling Association (WWWA) ...

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