The Legacy of Fabulous Moolah: Wrestling's Original Queen

Fabulous Moolah (1923-2007) was a trailblazer in the world of women's wrestling and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the sport.

Fabulous Moolah's real name is Lillian Ellison.

Began wrestling in the 1940s and had a career that spanned over five decades.

Won the Women's World Championship in 1956 and held the title for almost three decades, making her the longest-reigning champion in the history of wrestling.

Trained many of the top women wrestlers of her time, including Wendi Richter and Sherri Martel.

Often billed as a "villain" in the ring, but was known for her toughness and technical skill.

In 1983, she sold her Women's World Championship to Vince McMahon, which helped lead to the creation of the WWF's Women's Championship.