Cora Combs

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Cora Combs
Birth name Cora Svonsteckik[1]
Born (1923-03-17)March 17, 1923
Hazard, Kentucky, U.S.
Died June 21, 2015(2015-06-21) (aged 92)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Children Debbie Combs
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Cora Combs
Lady Satan
Beaulah Szestecki[1]
Billed height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[1]
Billed weight 138 lb (63 kg)[1]
Trained by Billy Wolfe[1]
Debut 1945[1]
Retired 1985

Cora Svonsteckik (March 17, 1923 – June 21, 2015), better known by her ring name as Cora Combs, was an American professional wrestler. She was the last survivor of the Billy Wolfe troupe.

Professional wrestling career

Combs was born in 1923 in Hazard, Kentucky.[1] Before she was a professional wrestler, Combs was a Country Music singer. In 1949, she attended a pro wrestling show headlined by Mildred Burke, then the biggest star in women's pro wrestling. Nick Gulas presented her to pro wrestler Billy Wolfe, who trained her.[2]

Combs also wrestled her own daughter, Debbie Combs, under a mask as Lady Satan.

In 2007, Combs was inducted in the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Personal life and death

Combs had a daughter, Debbie Combs, who also was a professional wrestler.[3]

On June 21, 2015, Combs died in Nashville at the age of 92. She had pneumonia in the week preceding her death.[1][2]

Championships and accomplishments

A Jacksonville, Florida poster advertises Cora Combs

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Axel Saalbach. "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". wrestlingdata.com.
  2. ^ a b Dave Meltzer. "Cora Combs passes away". Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly.
  3. ^ "CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Cora Combs was a pioneering woman wrestler". canoe.com.
  4. ^ Axel Saalbach. "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". wrestlingdata.com.
  5. ^ Axel Saalbach. "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". wrestlingdata.com.
  6. ^ "Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame". pwhf.org.
  7. ^ "2018 WWE HALL OF FAME LEGACY WING INDUCTEES ARE.... | PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.

External links

  • Cora Combs on WWE.com
  • Official page at DDT Digest
  • Cora Combs on IMDb
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