Penny Mitchell Star Wrestler

Surprises in life are wonderful aren’t they?

What are some surprises that you were elated about in the past?

Was it a blind date set up by a friend where the person met was far better than expected? On a test score you scored far higher than originally thought? You bought a property and when it came time to sell, the market value was at least 25% higher than what you estimated? You come home from high school and there is a car in the driveway and you find out it’s yours?

Other times we love consistency.

The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.….Tom Landry

Think of some of the areas where that is desired.

Foremost is the behavior of someone we love in our important relationships. Time tables in the business world in terms of office hours, customer service and product reliability are essential. The ability of our car to get us from point A to B every day is mandatory.

What I loved about the great 1980’s wrestler Penny Mitchell was that she was very consistent in her wrestling performance. She didn’t exhibit over the top characters but you knew whoever stepped into the ring with her was going to get a great workout; and you as a fan, your money’s worth. article, Wikia photo

I also loved the way that Penny looked in a full bathing suit with her strong sexy legs that fit perfectly in her wrestling boots.

I saw photos of her wrestling my favorite sweet shapely Pittsburgh Princess, Angie Minnelli in what looked like an extended ground war and the shots of those two shapely beauties in battle was priceless. article, Wikia photo

Penny’s other contemporaries where Judy Martin, Debbie Combs, Leilani Kai, Candice Pardue, Velvet McIntyre, Desiree Peterson, Peggy Lee Leather and of course the great Fabulous Moolah.

Her battles against Moolah are legend. There were lots of flips, body splashes and chokes but Penny always managed to come up a little short.

For me the challenge isn’t to be different but to be consistent.…..Joan Jett

Penny hails from Springfield Missouri.

Springfield is the third largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. According to the 2010 census data, the population was 159,498, an increase of 5.2% since the 2000 census. The Springfield Metropolitan Area has a population of 436,712 and includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk and Webster. Springfield’s nickname is the Queen City of the Ozarks and is known as the Birthplace of Route 66 as well as the home of several universities including Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University.

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That’s a good starting place but there is so much more to do in Springfield. The educational site shares the expansion. “Venture out during the day. Play among Missouri’s many natural wonders on a weekend getaway. Visit an amusement park, see a show or take in a festival. Head to Branson and back. If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll find more than 7,500 miles of shoreline along accessible lakes and floatable streams and rivers within minutes of the city. Urban trails, conservation areas, hunting, camping and fishing are never too far away.

At night, the town is yours. Springfield offers a unique mix of large-city amenities and hometown hospitality evident within great restaurants, museums and an eclectic mix of shops and attraction. There’s something for everyone, and always with a pace that encourages you to take your time. To enjoy the surprises around each corner.”

Let’s appreciate our tax dollars at work as reassures you that your decision to visit Springfield is a good one.

“Welcome to Springfield, Mo.!

With more than 440,000 people in the metro area, Springfield is where the rolling hills of the Ozarks plateau form a surprisingly modern and green city. article, Wikimedia photo

A “big, small town,” Springfield offers a great blend of fascinating attractions, historical treasures, sports excitement and cultural and leisure activities in a welcoming environment. The city offers 102 parks, including a linear trail system that integrates with the city’s growing on-street bike route system; an airport; an art museum; a zoo; the Springfield Lasers professional tennis team; the Springfield Cardinals minor-league baseball team and is home to Bass Pro Shops, Missouri State University, Drury and Evangel universities and the Assemblies of God USA.

Springfield/Greene County is the only municipality in the nation with a Gold Medal Award-winning parks and recreation department, American Chamber of Commerce Executives Chamber of the Year award and accreditation in law enforcement, fire, emergency management, environmental services and public works. article, Wikimedia photo

Springfield Public Schools is Missouri’s largest fully accredited school district.  More than 24,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school (grades 5-6), nine middle schools, five high schools, Phelps Center for Gifted Education and an Early Childhood Center.

The school system offers more than a dozen programs that cater to the diverse needs of students, including the International Baccalaureate program, Wonders of the Ozarks Learning Facility (WOLF), and the Middle College Program. All five district high schools are designated Missouri A+ Schools.

Casual dining, upscale bars and restaurants, antique shops, trendy clothing, art galleries and a public art and sculpture tour make downtown Springfield a great place to live and visit.”

For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.……Tony Robbins

Penny was willing to take her lumps and bruises for the cause but some of her signature wins in singles matches were over tough lady pro Judy Martin. Some of her greatest tag team triumphs was when she partnered with Velvet McIntyre to defeat the powerful duo of Joyce Grable and Wendi Richter, otherwise known as The Texas Cowgirls and when she teamed with Susan Starr they surprisingly gained a major victory over Judy Martin and the all-time champion, The Fabulous Moolah.

Penny Mitchell was a steady performer that will always be remembered with admiration. Her consistency in the squared circle along with her talent and beauty propelled her to the category that those of us who enjoyed her professionalism knew that she would someday attain.


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Princess Jasmine – Star

A soft spoken demeanor with words well-chosen earned her long term friendships. Grit, determination and one exceptional performance after another secured her legacy in the ring.

Princess Jasmine was one of a kind.

We all have our personal favorite Lady Pros and Princess Jasmine ranked high upon my list. She truly looked like your beautiful neighbor down the street who you wish came to pool parties; only in addition, Jasmine wrestled and competed at a very high level. article - Princess Jasmine

Born Cynthia Peretti, Princess Jasmine was trained by professional wrestlers Prince Pullins and Dick the Bruiser. Under the ring name Princess Jasmine, she wrestled primarily in the mid-west region of the United States, but also competed in the southeast, Canada, Japan, the Philippines, the Caribbean, Africa, Korea, and the Middle East throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Our ring beauty was a trainer for David McLane‘s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion. She appeared as an on-screen character during the promotion’s first set of television tapings, where she competed under the ring name Pepper and worked as the tag team partner of Salt (portrayed by Charlie “Golden Cat” Haynes).

After leaving GLOW, Jasmine joined the American Wrestling Association and become a top contender for the AWA World Women’s Championship, which was held by Sherri Martel. She also competed in tag team matches with former champion Candi Devine against the Daughters of Darkness (Luna Vachon and The Lock). During this time, she also worked for McLane’s new Powerful Women of Wrestling organization.

Many appreciated Princess Jasmine as being very tough but innovative as well.

According to, “In 2012, the Women’s Wrestling Association established the Trailblazer Award to recognize the performers who have blazed the trail for future female stars of the ring. The first recipient of this prestigious award is Princess Jasmine. Princess Jasmine was considered by many to be the “barricade breaker” for many female athletes.

The Princess Jasmine Trailblazer Award as it will be known as is awarded annually to a female wrestler who has done the following:

“Demonstrated in their life, the same persistence, spirit, love and dedication as Princess Jasmine did to the student of wrestling, teaching skills and respect for the sport; and made a major contribution to the growth of female wrestling. By honoring female performers who dedicated their life to this purpose, the WWA honors Princess Jasmine and encourages female performers to seek the same ideals and values.”

The fantastic pro wrestling information site extracted a comment from Jasmine that spoke well to her wrestling philosophy. “I never miss a match, the first time when I watch a woman’s match was with Mary Jane Mull and Donna Lemke. I Love it! I knew every name for all the movements before I started training. Dick the Bruiser would see me very often at the matches. So about a year pass after going to every live match and plus prior to watching it on television, I was at a match one Friday night and Dick The Bruiser told Princes Pullins that he wanted to talk to me. I couldn’t believe what or why that this creditable superstar would like to talk to me. When I approach him, He asks me “Did I enjoy watching wrestling” and did I ever think about becoming a lady wrestler” I said “Yes!”

We certainly enjoyed watching Jasmine wrestle. She often adorned herself in sexy one piece bathing suits and her signature white boots that contrasted and complimented her beautiful silky smooth caramel skin.

Her wrestling style was one to admire as well as she expertly applied Monkey Flips, Power Bombs and Arm Tosses with ease.

It was a time when you could hear the famous Ring Announcer David McLane’s bombastic expressions, often shouting “Oooooooooh Baby!”

Our star made it to the big leagues and in 1987 and briefly appeared in the World Wrestling Federation, challenging Ms. Martel for the WWF Women’s Championship.

After her wrestling career ended, Jasmine continued to stay in the public eye being cast in Hollywood films such as Chain Reaction, U.S. Marshalls, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Love Jones.

She was born in Chicago and the modern village that helped shape her is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles. With 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in both the U.S. state of Illinois and the American Midwest. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called Chicagoland, is home to 9.5 million people. article - Wikimedia photo

In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranks seventh in the world in the 2014.

Chicago in 1948 when Jasmine was born and going forward was known for its cape dancers, show girls and dancing horses and at any given time around town you could also have seen the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and countless other legendary performers. article - Wikimedia photo
So much has changed in sixty years. The Stock Yards are gone along with most of the steel mills and other large factories that formed the industrial backbone of the city. Most of the traffic along the Chicago River these days consists of pleasure and tour boats, although every once in a while you may still see a barge hauling material of one sort or other. Passenger trains still arrive and depart from Union Station, but under the banner of the national passenger railway Amtrak. The glory days of traveling by rail are long gone.

Around the globe, here was the world that our beautiful competitor was born into. article - Wikimedia photo

It was the year that Humphrey Bogart’s masterpiece The Treasure of Sierra Madre burst upon the movie screens. On February 28, the last British Troops left India. On April 1st, the first Polaroid Camera was sold in the USA. On July 26, U.S. President Truman signs Executive Order 9981, ending racial segregation in the United States Armed Forces. On August 15, the southern half of Korea is established as South Korea. On August 16, the legendary baseball star Babe Ruth dies in his sleep at age 53.

Unfortunately Princess Jasmine passed away too soon at the age of 60, in 2009 after battling cancer. Female competition International deeply appreciates how she made the most of her time and opportunities and for us fans, impacted our lives in a powerful and wonderful way.

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