|J. Michael Kenyon wrote:
I am far from an expert on distaff grapplers. But what I think is this:
Joyce Fowler, born circa 1946, and who married George Becker in 1968 (and
was married to him 31 years until his death in 1999), was trained by
Fabulous Moolah ... She worked very briefly as Barbara Nichols and toured
the then-WWWF as Joyce Grable (along with Moolah) in 1967-68 ... then became
Joyce Becker after the marriage. Her career on the mat lasted approximately
from 1964 to 1973.
The "famous" Joyce Grable (whose real name was Betty Wade -- according to
you) was trained by Judy Grable and began wrestling, I think, around 1974,
at age 22. They billed her sometimes as the "Golden Goddess." She was a big
star in the 1970s and '80s and traveled extensively. In recent years, she
has made appearances at the Gulf Coast reunion. The main portion of her
career went through the late '80s.