The following is an article from a wrestling magazine called Wrestling’s Main Event.
The article was written by Sandy Krebs for the feature called “The Last Page.”
With many of the men’s wrestling promotions falling by the wayside, it is good to report that there are some promoters daring enough to attempt to make a go of innovative ideas in this sport. And, for the benefit of the many lady wrestlers in America, most of whom have been shut out of a job by the major US wrestling promotions, some of these promotions feature lady wrestling only.
One of these promotions is the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association, promoted by Tor Berg and based in Laughlin, Nevada. Mr. Berg has signed the best women wrestlers in the business to work for him and has signed an extensive network of TV stations around the country to cover his promotion. Do not confuse the LPWA with other female wrestling promotions such as GLOW and POWW, two promotions which had as much to do with wrestling as the Rev. Jerry Falwell has to do with Penthouse Magazine. This promotion features wrestling and nothing but wrestling, no glitz and glamour from models and actresses posing as legitimate lady wrestlers here!!
“Superstar” Susan Sexton, a seasoned veteran of the tnatsport from Australia, is the LPWA World Champion. She is facing tough challenges from The Beast, Magnificent Mimi, The Goddess, Madusa Miceli, former AWA World Champion, Lailani Kai, former WWF World Champion, Shelly Francis, Bambi, Exotic Adrian Street s valet, Miss Linda, a young Japanese, Meliah Hosaka and Rusty Foxx.
Team America, Misty Blue Simms (former NWA World Champion) and Heidi Lee Morgan are the LPWA Tag Team Champions. The top contenders for those belts are The Nasty Girls (Kat LeRoux and Linda Dallas), former WWF World Tag Team Champions, Judy Martin and Leilani Kai (the Glamour Girls), Black Venus and The Bad Girl (Bad, Black and Beautiful) Little Mo and Big Mo (Locomotion), former GLOW and POWW champion, Tina Ferrari and her partner Bambi and Jan Flame and Brittani Brown.
In an interesting twist, the tag team champions and their #1 contenders are not eligible to wrestle for the singles title. At this time Team America and Kat LeRotu and Linda Dallas, although they should, and would get matches against Susan Sexton because of past successes in the ring, cannot wrestle for the LPWA World Title due to their success as tag teams.
The LPWA can be seen on Cable TV networks around the country. Some of the sports-oriented stations carrying the L.P.W.A. include: M.S.G. New England Sports Channel, Sunshine Network, Prime Sports, TCI Sports HTS Pacific Sports, Southern Sports Network Midwest Sports and the promotion is negotiating with ESPN and TBS for timespots on their stations also.
Women’s wrestling is very popular in Japan and, at one time, was very popular in North America due to the WWF’s Rock and Wrestling Connection with Wendi Richter, Cyndi Lauper, David Wolf and Capt. Lou Albano. Due to the efforts of Mr. Berg and other people in wrestling who want to see ladies wrestling, this form of the sport is making a comeback now.
Ladies wrestling is fast-paced, action-packed and full of excitement. Give it a look, you’ll like it!