Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Boo: She's Maddening

Mad Maxine & Moolah
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents

In the mid-1980's the world of women's wrestling forever changed.  The beautiful baby face, Wendi Richter defeated longtime champion the Fabulous Moolah for the gold.  The aging Moolah needed to come up with a plan to get the belt back.  Though Leilani Kai filled the void briefly, it didn't take long for Richter to dominate again.

That's when Moolah got mad.  Mad Maxine that is.  She was a six foot four mountain of a woman.  She wore a green mohawk and looked like something out of a punk rock bar.   Not only did she tower over the women she wrestled, she was much stronger than them as well.

Moolah & Maxine

Despite her gruesome looks and prowess in the ring, she never was able to complete the task at hand.  I have very few memories of Maxine's time in the WWE, and I don't recall her ever actually getting a shot at Richter.  She didn't wrestle much longer after that stint either, but I know she showed up in the AWA as well.

For her towering physique and menacing looks, I couldn't pass up a Boo blog on Mad Maxine this year.

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