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Katie Glass
Ring name(s) Diamond Lil
Billed height 44 inches
Billed weight 87 lbs[1]
Resides South Carolina
Trained by The Fabulous Moolah[1]
Debut 1963

Katie Glass (born in 1943), better known by her ring name "Diamond Lil",[2] is a retired professional wrestler.

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Professional wrestling career

Glass was trained by The Fabulous Moolah at her wrestling school in South Carolina.[2] She first appeared at Moolah's door in 1961 at the age of seventeen, wanting to be trained as a professional wrestler. Moolah would not accept Glass until her mother signed a permission slip.[1] Due to Moolah's love of diamonds and Glass's small stature, she was given the ring name Diamond Lil.

Throughout the 1960s, Glass frequently wrestled against fellow female midget wrestler Darling Dagmar.[3] Glass teamed with Ann Casey during a match in June 1971, which they lost to Dagmar and Vicki Williams.[4] In the late 1970s, she had several matches against female midget star Princess Little Dove.

Glass eventually retired as a professional wrestler because to a scarcity of midget opponents on the independent circuit.

Personal life

Glass moved in with Moolah at age of 17.[2] She lived with Moolah for over forty years (and with Mae Young beginning in 1991),[2] until Moolah died. Moolah and Glass had a mother-daughter relationship.[5] Glass even referred to Moolah as "Ma".[2] In 1999, Moolah introduced Glass as "my damned midget" on The Daily Show hosted by Jon Stewart.[2]

Glass attends the Gulf Coast Reunion in Mobile, Alabama every March.

Championships and accomplishments

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c Ellison, Lillian. First Goddess of the Squared Circle, p.111–112.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ellison, Lillian. First Goddess of the Squared Circle, p.8–9.
  3. ^ "Georgia Wrestling History: Who's Who - Diamond Lil". georgiawrestlinghistory.com. http://www.georgiawrestlinghistory.com/whoswho/d/diamond_lil/01.html. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  4. ^ Kociaba, Bill. "Ann Casey: More than just a pretty face". Cauliflower Alley Club. http://mrkurtnielsen.com/CAC/Interview-Anncasey01.html. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Queen of wrestling enjoyed Fabulous career". charleston.net. http://www.charleston.net/news/2007/nov/18/queen_wrestling_enjoyed_fabulous_career/. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 

References

  • Ellison, Lillian (2003). The Fabulous Moolah: First Goddess of the Squared Circle. ReaganBooks. ISBN 9780060012588. 

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