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The Fabulous Moolah

Mary Lillian Ellison is an American professional wrestler, better known by her stage name The Fabulous Moolah. She began her career working with promoter Billy Wolfe and his wife, wrestler and trainer Mildred Burke, as well as working alongside professional "Nature Boy" wrestler Buddy Rogers. She won the NWA Women's World Championship in 1956 and was the title holder for 28 years. She is typically an eight-time female world champion and holds the record for the longest female world champion among all her decisions to date. In the 1980s, she joined the World Wrestling Federation as part of the history of Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection, rivaling Cyndi Lauper and Wendi Richter, who later beat her to win the WWF Championship. . Women's Championship at The Brawl to End All main event in 1984. Moolah retook the Women's Championship two more times before going into semi-retirement at the end of the decade.

Birth name Mary Lillian Ellisor
Born July 22, 1923, Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States
Died November 2, 2007, Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Spouse(s) Walter Carroll (divorced)
Children 1
Ring name(s) Fabulous Moolah, The Fabulous Moolah, Slave Girl Moolah, The Spider Lady
Billed from Columbia, South Carolina
Trained by Mildred Burke, Mae Young, Johnny Long
Debut 1949
Retired September 15, 2004

About The Fabulous Moolah

Late professional wrestler known for being the first-ever WWF Women's Champion. She was also an NWA World Women's Champion, holding the title for almost thirty years.

The Fabulous Moolah before fame

She was briefly married at age fourteen and got her start wrestling for famed women's wrestling promoter Billy Wolfe.

Achievement of The Fabulous Moolah

In 1999, at age 76, she became the oldest WWF Women's Champion in history.

The Fabulous Moolah family life

Her birth name is Mary Lillian Ellison. She was married to Walter Carroll and wrestler Buddy Lee.

Associations of The Fabulous Moolah

She was longtime friends with fellow women's wrestler Mae Young.

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Latest information about The Fabulous Moolah updated on August 01 2021.