The Most Influential Women's Wrestler of All Time

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The Most Influential Women's Wrestler of All Time
Mildred Burke: The Greatest Woman You May Never Have Heard Of

Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today, in conjunction with several members of the Bleacher Report crew, I will be presenting a "Diva-centric" article in appreciation of the fairer side of the professional wrestling industry for "Women's Appreciation Week."

Women have been just as much an integral part of the Pro-wrestling scene as men, even if historically, they haven't received the recognition they are due. Women have been inspiring and entertaining people young and old, the world over, since the early days of the business. 

From the days of 1930's and 1950's with starlets like Judy Grable and The Fabulous Moolah, to the modern era of Sports Entertainment with lovely mavens such as Layla El and Gail Kim, female wrestlers have graced the squared circle with beauty, athleticism and charisma.

But of all the women who have entered the world of professional wrestling, there are none who are more preeminent and more integral to the sport of women's wrestling than the one and only Mildred Burke. 

This article is going to spotlight the single most influential women's wrestler of all time. And no, that is not Mary Lillian Ellison, better known as The Fabulous Moolah. For without Burke, there would be no Moolah.

Without Burke, there would be no Grable, no Stratus, no Sable, no Velvet Sky or Mickie James.

Today, we honor the foremost pioneer of the art of women's wrestling:

Mildred Burke. 

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