One of the Best Women ‘Rasslers…Ever

The Queen of the Ring book coverMildred Burke, all of five foot two and 138 pounds, was one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time. Burke started wrestling professionally in the 1930s. She offered $25 to any man comparable to her size that could pin her – none ever did. It’s said that Mildred Burke won 150 wrestling matches with men and over 5,000 matches against women during her two decade long career. Once out of the ring, Burke went from body-slamming brawler to high fashion heartthrob. In The Queen of the Ring, Jeff Leen examines the life of Mildred Burke and how she helped shape the world of women’s wrestling.