The Fabulous Moolah: Total Scumbag
At one point in time... I had a great deal of respect for Mary Lilian Ellison, aka The Fabulous Moolah... then I started to learn more and more about what kind of person she was.
On a recent edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast (http://605pod.com/) there was a segment called 'In The News with Jim Cornette' where the host 'The Great' Brian Last along with re-occurring guest Jim Cornette discuss old new articles that have ties to the world of pro-wrestling where an interesting story from Somerville, MA in November 25, 1956 popped up (Starts about 15:30 mark)
Then there is Moolah actually getting women fired from the WWF in the 1980s, specifically The Glamour Girls tag team (both members Judy Martin and Lelani Kai were Moolah trainees), by telling Japanese promoters that they were to win the WWF Women's Tag Titles from the Jumping Bomb Angels, even though Pat Patterson himself stated that was NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN, which lead to the WWF dumping Women's Wrestling. (
This is of course the tip of the iceberg.... but what really puts this over the top, is the story of Sweet Georgia Brown... and.... well you have to read it for yourselves folks cause there is no way I can summarize it: http://www.free-times.com/archives/baby-of-sweet-georgia-brown/article_e82fe915-fb49-5d12-8848-42750f5dc785.html
So yeah... in the history of pro-wrestling, Moolah is a total scumbag in my mind, and the more and more that I learn, the more I think the WWE needs to do the right thing and treat her like they do Chris Benoit, as in erase from history as much as possible beyond archive footage.