Cora Combs

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Cora Combs
Birth nameCora Svonsteckik[1]
Born(1923-03-17)March 17, 1923
Hazard, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedJune 21, 2015(2015-06-21) (aged 92)
Nashville, Tennessee, US
ChildrenDebbie Combs
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Cora Combs
Lady Satan
Beaulah Szestecki[1]
Billed height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[1]
Billed weight138 lb (63 kg)[1]
Trained byBilly Wolfe[1]
Debut1945[1]
Retired1985

Cora Svonsteckik (March 17, 1923 – June 21, 2015), better known by her ring name as Cora Combs, was an American professional wrestler. She was the last survivor of the Billy Wolfe troupe.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Combs was born in 1923 in Hazard, Kentucky.[1] Before she was a professional wrestler, Combs was a country music singer. In 1949, she attended a pro wrestling show headlined by Mildred Burke, then the biggest star in women's pro wrestling. Nick Gulas presented her to pro wrestler Billy Wolfe, who trained her.[2]

Combs also wrestled her own daughter, Debbie Combs, under a mask as Lady Satan.

In 2007, Combs was inducted in the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Personal life and death[edit]

Combs had a daughter, Debbie Combs, who also was a professional wrestler.[3]

On June 21, 2015, Combs died in Nashville at the age of 92. She had pneumonia in the week preceding her death.[1][2]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

A Jacksonville, Florida poster advertises Cora Combs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Axel Saalbach. "Wrestlingdata.com". wrestlingdata.com.
  2. ^ a b Dave Meltzer. "Cora Combs passes away". Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly.
  3. ^ "Wrestling – Cora Combs was a pioneering woman wrestler". SLAM! Sports. canoe.com.
  4. ^ Axel Saalbach. "Wrestlingdata.com". wrestlingdata.com.
  5. ^ Axel Saalbach. "Wrestlingdata.com". wrestlingdata.com.
  6. ^ "Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame". pwhf.org.
  7. ^ "2018 WWE Hall of Fame Legacy Wing Inductees Are..." www.PWInsider.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.

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