I would be interested to know a little about Mitzi. Is she still alive? how big a draw was she etc
Hi Mr KAYE YES Mitzi Mueller is still alive and well she is married to mr Brian Dixon promotor of ALL star WRESTLING she along with others was at Hanley WHEN kENDO NAGASAKI made an apperance Mitzi was top of the tree along with other women wrestlers in her hayday she also made a record about let women wrestlers in to london Mitzi also along with other women wrestlers opend the door and yes she did get to the Royal ALBERT Hall. Mitzui ahs appered on tv as well in a couple of programmes
I do hope that this helps i feel sure that there are others who know far more then me
I would just disagree with you slightly, Lofty.
On my limited knowledge of women's wrestling at the time, in the seventies, Mitzi Mueller was far and away the Number One and I couldn't say she shared that spot along with others.
So when she did appear I certainly felt we were getting the best, but of course it was very hard to judge with such a small pool of ladies and no tv or magazine coverage to tell me what to think/believe!
I was not disappointed when she wrestled. She had an imposing physique. To a red-blooded young man, her attributes were quite a distraction.
She wrestled hard, with oomph and impact. She engaged the audience successfully. And she had that very feminine bouncing step that I have come to expect from clean lady wrestlers.
She was such a big name - the only big name in about 1975 as far as I could tell - that her opponents were very much there to put her over.
I don't know much about ladies wrestling but I do believe that as the years went by many of her opponents went on to become big names in their own right. But in about 1975, Mitzi Mueller was the one and only.
It was hard going for Mitzi and her contemporaries when she started in the 1960s and all credit to them for persevering. There was a lot of opposition to them from local councils who refused permission for them to work, often at the last minute much to the disgruntlement of fans. When I first saw her on a bill around 1966 the name didn't stand out because there weren't enough females for any to stand out. But as time went on she established herself as the number one female attraction. No doubt helped by Brian's promoting but that shouldn't take anything away from her achievements. In the 1960s women matches tended to top the bill because they were a novelty. This became less so in the seventies and Mitzi remained at the top because she was talented. But women wrestling always remained a niche.
I saw Mitzi wrestle on a bill with Albert Wall,Kendo Nagasaki,Adrian Street ,Kung Fu (don't think it was Eddie),Kevin Coneely,etc
She showed ability,and added a touch of glamour,needless to say she beat her opponent (Pussy Galore).
All credit to Mitzi for being one of the pioneers of ladies wrestling,well done
Let's not skirt around the obvious: she was hot. Red hot. And she didn't smile which just added to the allure.
In retrospect, a very skilful in-ring persona. At the time I had no retrospect and was just ... well ...you know.
Disqualified Anglo Italian. Back to the dressing room for an early cold shower.