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Joyce Grable
Ring name(s) Joyce Grable
Born Atlanta, Georgia
Trained by The Fabulous Moolah[1]
Debut 1971

Joyce Grable is a former professional wrestler and the long-term tag team partner of Wendi Richter. She held the NWA United States Women's Championship once and the NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship four times—twice with Richter and twice with her other tag team partner Vicki Williams.

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Professional wrestling career

The team of Grable and Vicki Williams won the NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship from Donna Christanello and Toni Rose on October 15, 1973 in New York.[2] It was not until October 1975 that Rose and Christanello regained the title from Grable and Williams.[2]

In 1978 at Superbowl of Wrestling II, she defeated seven other wrestlers in an eight-woman battle royal. Later that year, she defeated Ann Casey to win the NWA United States Women's Championship.[3] In 1979, she helped train Judy Martin.[4] In August 1979, the team of Grable and Williams defeated The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Martin) to begin their second reign as NWA Women's Tag Champions.[2]

Wendi Richter became her tag team partner after Grable trained her for six months in Atlanta, Georgia.[5] In 1982, she wrestled in a series of matches in Stampede Wrestling with partner Richter against Velvet McIntyre and Judy Martin.[6] The teams continued their rivalry into April 1983 in Verne Gagne's American Wrestling Alliance.[6] In May, she returned to Stampede Wrestling, where she once again teamed with Richter against McIntyre and Penny Mitchell.[6]

In 1986, Grable participated in a 10-woman battle royal at the American Wrestling Association's WrestleRock 86 event, losing to Sherri Martel.

Personal life

Grable was originally from Columbus, Georgia.[1] She gave herself the ring name "Grable" after her childhood idol, professional wrestler Judy Grable.[1]

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ a b c Ellison, Lillian (2003). The Fabulous Moolah: First Goddess of the Squared Circle. ReaganBooks. p. 145. ISBN 9780060012588.  
  2. ^ a b c d Duncan, Royal and Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). "NWA Women's World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0969816154.  
  3. ^ a b Duncan, Royal and Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). "NWA Women's US Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 197. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.  
  4. ^ Johnson, Steven (August 8, 2007). "Return of a "Glamour Girl"". SLAM! Wrestling. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/08/06/4397845.html. Retrieved 2008-11-06.  
  5. ^ Peeples, Lisa (July 5, 1989). "Crystal River woman has fought her way to the top of her sport". St. Petersburg Times: p. 8. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=HP8NAAAAIBAJ&sjid=R3gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6644,6768895&dq=joyce-grable. Retrieved 2008-11-06.  
  6. ^ a b c Nevada, Vance (June 30, 2005). "Results for Velvet McIntyre". SLAM! Wrestling. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/ResultsArchive/Wrestlers/mcintyre-velvet.html. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  
  7. ^ PWI Staff (1996). 1996 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts. Kappa Publishing.  

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