Everyone who has known me for any length of time, knows that I have been a pro-wrestling fan since childhood. There have been many great men who wrestled up and down each coast and throughout the midwest arenas.. but not many early women wrestlers actually stick to mind. (trust me.. the “Divas” are NOT real women wrestlers)
Mae Young, The Fabulous Moolah have been, unfortunately, reduced to jokes in the later years of their appearances in the WWE – and Chyna proved to be so tough on the women’s circuit, that she actually started wrestling men… but, after Mae and Mooah.. and before there was Chyna. There was Luna Vachon.
Luna’s career started in 1985 under stable of Kevin Sullivan’s “Army of Darkness” before spending time in the Japanese wrestling circles with her father “Butcher” and uncle “Mad Dog” Vachon, where she made a long-time rival out of (former WCW women’s champ) Medusa.
Luna traveled the world during her career, and eventually landed a contract with the WWE.. unfortunately for her, the WWE’s women’s division was reduced to valets and eye-candy for most of her time there.. until revived in 1993 where she went head to head against her old nemesis Medusa once more. Her career continued through the WWE, ECW and later, the independent circuit until 2007.
In early 2010, her home burned down, destroying all of her possessions, and she began staying at her mother’s house… Where she was found, today.
Luna Vachon was found, on August 27th 2010. Cause of death has not been released at this time.
We can expect a mention to Luna on WWE Raw this coming Monday.
Gertrude “Luna” Vachon, you will be missed.
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