Ladies Major League Wrestling

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Ladies Major League Wrestling
Wild Women of Wrestling
Acronym LMLW
WWOW
Founded October 27, 1989
Style American Wrestling
Headquarters Florida
Founder(s) Howard Brody

Ladies Major League Wrestling (LMLW) was an all-female wrestling company that operated from 1989-1992. Their cards were promoted under the Wild Women of Wrestling (WWOW) name.

History[edit]

Wild Women of Wrestling logo.

Howard Brody incorporated the Ladies Major League Wrestling, Inc. (LMLW) company on October 27, 1989.[1] The promotion featured women wrestlers that had previously competed in the World Wrestling Federation, National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, and Powerful Women of Wrestling promotions, along with several independent women wrestlers. Their matches, which were aired promoted under the "Wild Women of Wrestling" banner, were featured on the Universal Wresting Federation television series and sold on home video.[2]

In 1989, Brody and business partner Craig Cohen hired Luna Vachon as the head booker of the company.[3]

Championships[edit]

LMLW World Championship[edit]

LMLW originally planned on having former WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter face NWA United States Women's Champion Misty Blue Simmes to determine the first Ladies Major League Wrestling World Champion; however, Simmes and her troupe of wrestlers (including Linda Dallas and Kat LeRoux) turned down the offer to work for LMLW's initial taping. Instead, in April 1990, Bambi won the "Collision of Champions Battle Royal" to crown the first Ladies Major League Wrestling World Champion (also referred to as the Wild Women of Wrestling Champion).[4]

After Bambi, Peggy Lee Leather, and Malia Hosaka missed their plane from a Ladies Professional Wrestling Association television taping in Las Vegas, NV to the LMLW taping in Key West, FL on November 30, 1990, booker Luna Vachon re-booked the LMLW tapings for the following evening (December 1, 1990) and had Bambi drop the LMLW World Championship to her. Leather and Hosaka were also punished by Luna's booking decisions at the taping.[5]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Bambi 1 April 1990 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Defeated Candi Devine, Diane von Hoffman, Heidi Lee Morgan, Judy Martin, Leilani Kai, Peggy Lee Leather, Penelope Paradise, Pink Cadillac, Rustee "The Foxx" Thomas, Sindy Paradise, and Wendi Richter in a battle royal to win the championship. [6]
Luna Vachon 1 December 1, 1990 Pompano Beach, Florida
Bambi 2, 3 1991 Bambi regained the championship from Luna but dropped it on another occasion before regaining it for her third reign.[7]
The title was abandoned after LMLW closed in 1992.

LMLW International Championship[edit]

Peggy Lee Leather held the Ladies Major League Wrestling International Championship, but as a result of missing her flight to an LMLW taping on November 30, 1990, she was forced to lose it to Rockin' Robin on December 1, 1990.[5]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Peggy Lee Leather 1 April 1990 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Rockin' Robin 1 December 1, 1990 Pompano Beach, Florida
The title was abandoned after LMLW closed in 1992.

LMLW Florida Championship[edit]

Malia Hosaka held the Ladies Major League Wrestling Florida Championship (also billed as Ladies Major League Wrestling Junior Championship) and lost it to Penelope Paradise on the same night when Bambi and Peggy Lee Leather also dropped their titles.[5]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Malia Hosaka 1 April 1990 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Penelope Paradise 1 December 1, 1990 Pompano Beach, Florida
The title was abandoned after LMLW closed in 1992.

LMLW Tag Team Championship[edit]

The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin) held the Ladies Major League Wrestling Tag Team Championship.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin) 1 1990
The title was abandoned after LMLW closed in 1992.

WWOW Television Championship[edit]

Luna Vachon held the Wild Women of Wrestling Television Championship.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Luna Vachon 1
The title was abandoned after LMLW closed in 1992.

Other championships[edit]

The organization also recognized Wendi Richter as the World Champion/Universally Recognized Champion (separate from the LMLW World Championship), Candi Devine as the North American Champion, Peggy Lee Leather as the Southern States Champion, Heidi Lee Morgan as the Northeastern Champion, Bambi as the Georgia Champion, Penelope Paradise as the Florida Champion (separate from the LMLW Florida Championship), Sindy Paradise as the Caribbean Champion, Diane Von Hoffman as the European Champion, Rustee "The Foxx" Thomas as the Virginia Commonwealth Champion, and Sheila Fox as the Australian Champion.

Cadillac Pink was recognized as the 1989 Rookie of the Year.

Alumni[edit]

Wrestlers[edit]

Tag Teams[edit]

  • The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin with Abdullah Farouk, Jr.)
  • The Mystics (Spectre and Banshee)
  • The Power Team (Heidi Lee Morgan, Sindy Paradise, and Taylor Made)

Other on-air talent[edit]

Managers[edit]

Announcers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hornbaker, Tim. National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly That Strangled Pro Wrestling, p.362.
  2. ^ "Swimming with Piranhas: A preview of the upcoming book II". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Saying farewell to my friend Luna". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Wrestling Tidbits". RSPW. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  5. ^ a b c "Gunslinger Rap - Special Edition". Dory Funk. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  6. ^ "Wild Women of Wrestling Collection". Online Sport. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Online World of Wrestling - Bambi Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-10-16.