Sunday, December 9, 2007
This is one helluva an obit about one helluva gal, Mary Lillian Ellison. She was better known in wrestling circles as “the Fabulous Moolah."
Money quote from The New York Times: “The Fabulous Moolah enjoyed the mayhem, but she especially coveted the money.”
When she started, her promoter found her given name was not nearly glitzy enough for the ring.
He asked her why she was wrestling: “Annoyed, I blurted out, ‘For the money. I want to wrestle for the moolah.’” according to her biographical account: "The Fabulous Moolah: First Goddess of the Squared Circle."