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Big Time Wrestling came to Columbia 65 years ago



2018-09-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo from the collection of JIM.
This image appeared on page 4 of the September 2, 1953 Adair County News. A related article, page 10, stated that young Miss Jeanetta Collins had left Columbia about a year earlier to begin training for wrestling, "the world's fastest growing sport." By this time, Miss Collins, then 21, had been on the pro circuit for a few months and had made her television debut just a month earlier in Alabama in a two-fall loss to a seven-year veteran of rope and ring. In a 2012 CM article, Mike Watson noted that Miss Collins, who also wrestled under the names "Bambi Bali" and "Kentucky Wildcat," was a 1956 contender in the Women's World Wrestling Championship, losing in the second round to the eventual winner of the series. The Columbia matches were promoted by Joe Marshall of Bowling Green. - JIM


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