Cora Combs

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Cora Combs
Cora Combs Wrestler.png
Birth nameBeulah Mae Combs[1]
Born(1927-03-17)March 17, 1927
Hazard, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedJune 21, 2015(2015-06-21) (aged 88)
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

Beulah "Cora Combs" Szostecki (March 17, 1927 – June 21, 2015),[2] better known by her ring name as Cora Combs, was an American professional wrestler. She was the last survivor of the Billy Wolfe troupe. She mainly wrestled in Indianapolis.

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.[3]

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.[4]

Combs died on June 21, 2015 in Nashville at the age of 88.[2] She had pneumonia in the week preceding her death.[1][3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

A Jacksonville, Florida poster advertises Cora Combs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Axel Saalbach. "Wrestlingdata.com".
  2. ^ a b Obituary for Mrs. Beulah "Cora Combs" Szostecki. Springhillfh.com.
  3. ^ a b Dave Meltzer. "Cora Combs passes away". Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly.
  4. ^ "Wrestling – Cora Combs was a pioneering woman wrestler". SLAM! Sports. canoe.com.
  5. ^ Axel Saalbach. "Wrestlingdata.com".
  6. ^ Axel Saalbach. "Wrestlingdata.com".
  7. ^ "Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame". pwhf.org. Archived from the original on 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  8. ^ "2018 WWE Hall of Fame Legacy Wing Inductees Are..." www.PWInsider.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.

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