Meet the first black professional women wrestlers who brightened the sport in the 1950s

August 09, 2018 at 02:00 pm | Women

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

August 09, 2018 at 02:00 pm | Women

Babs Wingo — Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Babs Wingo

She weighed in at 150 pounds, only 5′ 3″ and was just 21 at the time she began her wrestling career in the 1950s after training with Ethel Johnson, who happens to be her sister.

Her skills in the ring marveled many and the results of each of her matches had a historical value.

It is reported that Wingo could get wrought up to a hair-pulling frenzy in the heat of a match and appeared to enjoy bumps and bruises.

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