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August 09, 2018 at 02:00 pm | Women

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

August 09, 2018 at 02:00 pm | Women

Kathleen Wembley — Cageside Seats

Kathleen Wembley

She developed the interest in wrestling after seeing a girl wrestling on television in her native Columbus, Ohio, according to accounts.

Though she had considered music, modelling and dress-designing as career prospects, she decided to enter into girl wrestling because she realized it was fun and lucrative as she was good at sports too.

After signing up with Billy Wolfe, she became a pro after just 18 months, earned $5,000 her first year, and went undefeated for the first six months. Annually, Wimbley earned as much as $10,000 from the profession.

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