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Vance just sent me this file on Helen Hild. If anybody can add it it, please do.

HELEN HILD
(1946-1958)

Real Name: Helen Nevins
aka: Gladys Hild; Betty Hild
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 125 .lbs
Born: 1927 – Omaha, Nebraska
Died: March 4, 1984 – Atlanta, GA
Husband: Mike DiBiase
Son: Ted DiBiase
Grandsons: Mike, Ted & Brett DiBiase


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212 documented matches as of August 26, 2010

1946
06/03    Des Moines, IA        defeated Nell Stewart
06/24    Phoenix, AZ        w/. June Byers, defeated Nell Stewart & Mattie Bell
06/25    Tucson, AZ        defeated Mattie Bell
07/08    Seattle, WA        lost to June Byers
07/09    Tacoma, WA        lost to June Byers
07/24    Ogden, UT        vs. Irene Jordan
09/09    Portsmouth, OH        defeated Martha Bell
09/12    Zanesville, OH        defeated Mattie Bell
09/19    Zanesville, OH        vs. Juanita Coffman
09/20    Cincinnati, OH        w/. June Byers, vs. Juanita Coffman & Mattie Bell
10/22    Nashville, TN        w/. Ann Laverne, defeated Dot Dotson & June Byers
10/25    Knoxville, TN        w/. Dot Dotson, vs. June Byers & Ann Laverne
10/30    Tampa, FL        w/. Lola Hart, defeated June Byers & Dot Dotson

1947
01/06    Tampa, FL        defeated Evelyn Wall
01/30    Port Arthur, TX        defeated Elvira Snodgrass
02/06    Port Arthur, TX        lost to Dot Dotson
02/14    Houston, TX        w/. June Byers, defeated Mae Weston & Elvira Snodgrass
02/27    Joplin, MO        vs. Elvira Snodgrass
03/04    Baltimore, MD        defeated Violet Viann
03/05    Washington, DC    defeated Violet Viann
03/10    Bismarck, ND        vs. Kitty Duvall (aka Elvira Snodgrass)
03/11    Minneapolis, MN    vs. Kitty Duvall
03/12    Grand Forks, ND    vs. Kitty Duvall
03/14    Duluth, MN        lost to Kitty Duvall
03/15    Brainerd, MN        vs. Kitty Duvall


TIME OUT with Maurice Smith
Winnipeg Free Press; March 15, 1947

We have always been under the impression that any woman who would take up the sport of wrestling to make a living must be something of a freak.  It was with this belief in mind that we journeyed to Grand Forks on Wednesday to see a couple of the gal spine-benders – Kitty Duvall and Gladys Hild – in action.  And see them we did along with close to 1,600 North Dakotans and Minnesotans, many of whom had driven as far as 50 miles to be on hand for the show.

We had expected to see a couple of female amazons step into the ring and come up with a lot of hair-pulling and what have you – anything that would give the fans a laugh for their money.  But we got the surprise of our life.

Miss Duvall was a little on the hefty side but you still couldn’t class her as a big woman, while youthful Gladys Hild was as trim and neat as a new pin.  And she wasn’t hard to look at either, boys.

Both girls proved to our satisfaction that they knew what the wrestling game was all about.  Hair-pulling was strictly taboo.  They went in for straight gruntin’ and groanin’ using toeholds, scissors and even a bodyslam for good effect.

To be quite frank, we thought they put on a good show.  There was nothing revolting about the match and the fans went for it in a big way.  Personally, however, now that we’ve seen the women do their stuff we don’t care if we never see another bout.  We’re still old-fashioned enough to believe that a woman’s place is in the home.

After the match we interviewed both Misses Duvall and Hild.  The former, a 150 pound red-head, has been a grunting and a groaning for nine years.  She says it’s the greatest sport in the world.  “I’d wrestle every day of the week and twice on Sunday if they’d let me,” said Miss Duvall.

“There’s nothing wrong with women wrestling?  It’s a good clean healthful sport.  I have never been sick a day since I took up the game.

“The big trouble is,” said the red-headed Duvall, “most people think that because a woman chooses wrestling as a career she’s nothing but a tough character with no morals whatsoever.  Well that belief is all wrong.  I stay at the best hotels wherever I go.  I wear good clothes and I have never smoked or used alcohol in my life.  I just like to wrestle and I can’t see anything wrong about that.”

Miss Duvall told us that she makes around $11,000 yearly, and that she could earn more than that if she really wanted to work hard.  “Now that’s far better than being a waitress at $20 a week and taking a lot of insults and abuse from smart-aleck customers, isn’t it?”

Miss Duvall believes that in all there are 25 women professional wrestlers in the United States at present but that more and more are taking up the game.  She says that women wrestlers are in demand at wrestling centres throughout the country and in many cases they draw bigger houses than the men.

04/21    Charlotte, NC        defeated Mae Weston
04/28    Charlotte, NC        lost to Dot Dotson
05/05    Charlotte, NC        w/. June Byers, defeated Mae Weston & Dot Dotson
07/03    Joplin, MO        defeated Ann Laverne
07/10    Joplin, MO        lost to Dot Dotson
07/17    Joplin, MO        lost in a 4-woman Battle royal
07/22    Lima, OH        vs. Elvira Snodgrass
08/11    Charlotte, NC        defeated Nell Stewart
08/18    Charlotte, NC        lost to Mae Weston by DQ
08/25    Charlotte, NC        lost to Mae Weston
09/01    Tampa, FL        defeated Mae Weston
09/08    Tampa, FL        w/. Violet Viann, defeated Juanita Coffman & Evelyn Wall
09/17    Evansville, IN        vs. Nell Stewart
09/19    St. Joseph, MO        lost to Nell Stewart
09/29    Denver, CO        lost to Violet Viann by DQ
10/06    Denver, CO        w/. Nell Stewart, lost to Violet Viann & Evelyn Wall
10/31    St. Joseph, MO        w/. Violet Viann, defeated Nell Stewart & Ann Miller
11/21    Atlanta, GA        vs. Nell Stewart
11/28    Cincinnati, OH        w/. June Byers, lost to Dot Dotson & Wanda Banks
11/29    Manitowoc, WI        defeated Nell Stewart
12/05    Racine, WI        lost to Nell Stewart
12/12    Salt Lake City, UT    lost to Elvira Snodgrass
12/15    Denver, CO        lost to Elvira Snodgrass

1948
01/07    San Antonio, TX    lost to June Byers
01/10    Galveston, TX        vs. Juanita Coffman
01/17    Galveston, TX        Participated in a 4-woman Battle royal
03/01    Tampa, FL        defeated Mae Weston
03/08    Tampa, FL        w/. Therese Theis, lost to Mae Weston & Nell Stewart
03/16    St. Paul, MN        defeated June Byers
03/29    Billings, MT        defeated Dot Dotson
03/30    Helena, MT        defeated June Byers
04/01    Kalispell, MT        vs. Dot Dotson
04/05    Denver, CO        lost to Mae Young
04/08    Salt Lake City, UT    defeated Dot Dotson
04/09    Ogden, UT        defeated Dot Dotson
04/12    Denver, CO        w/. June Byers, defeated Dot Dotson & Mae Young
04/15    Salt Lake City, UT    defeated Mae Young
05/08    Mexico, MO        lost in a Women’s Battle royal
05/08    Mexico, MO        lost to Therese Theis
05/10    Bismarck, ND        vs. Violet Viann
05/11    Minneapolis, MN    lost to Violet Viann
05/12    Mankato, MN        lost to Violet Viann
05/13    Fargo, ND        defeated Violet Viann
05/18    Sheboygan, WI        vs. Mae Young
05/27    Cleveland, OH        w/. Violet Viann, defeated Mae Young & Dot Dotson
06/01    Lima, OH        vs. Violet Viann
06/11    Atlanta, GA        misses scheduled appearance
07/19    Billings, MT        vs. Nell Stewart


Gal Groaners “Hot Stuff”
(Lethbridge Herald; July 22, 1948)
Calgary – The proposed debut of women wrestlers in Calgary next Friday has run into a snag – fire hazards.

Fire Chief John Shelley issued an order last night that no seats would be permitted on the floor of Calgary’s Victoria Arena, planned site for the match.  He issued the order without explaining whether he was just tightening up fire restrictions, or if he considered the gal grunt and groaners “hot stuff”.

Wrestling officials said no restrictions had been placed on the arena floor for previous wrestling and boxing matches held there featuring all-male casts.  Seats also were allowed on the floor during the ice carnival last winter, a circus this spring and other performances.

The order would wipe out all ringside seats and close-up views of the performers – Nell Stewart of Memphis, Tenn., and Helen Hild, Omaha, Neb.

11/29    Bismarck, ND        vs. Therese Theis
12/01    Zanesville, OH        vs. Elvira Snodgrass
12/03    Columbus, OH        lost to Mildred Burke (World women’s champion)
12/08    Cleveland, OH        w/. Therese Theis, defeated June Byers & Ada Ash
12/09    Columbus, OH        w/. Therese Theis, defeated June Byers & Ada Ash
12/10    Cincinnati, OH        w/. Therese Theis, vs. June Byers & Ada Ash
12/13    Charleston, WV        w/. Therese Theis, vs. June Byers & Juanita Coffman
12/14    Cleveland, OH        w/. Therese Theis, defeated June Byers & Juanita Coffman
12/16    Columbus, OH        w/. Therese Theis, defeated June Byers & Juanita Coffman
12/21    Cleveland, OH        defeated Elvira Snodgrass

1949
01/11    Sheboygan, WI        vs. June Byers
01/14    Manitowoc, WI        defeated June Byers
01/26    Fitchburg, MA        vs. June Byers
01/31    Sandusky, OH        lost to Mae Weston            Referee: Elvira Snodgrass
02/01    Lima, OH        w/. Catherine Simpson, defeated Elvira Snodgrass & Mae Weston
02/03    Kokomo, IN        defeated Mae Weston
02/07    Sandusky, OH        Guest referee for Elvira Snodgrass vs. Catherine Simpson
02/08    Cleveland, OH        defeated Mae Weston
02/17    Galveston, TX        defeated Nell Stewart
02/21    Waco, TX        vs. Violet Viann
02/23    San Antonio, TX    vs. Nell Stewart
02/25    Houston, TX        vs. Ellen Olson
02/28    Manitowoc, WI        vs. Nell Stewart
03/01    Sheboygan, WI        vs. Nell Stewart
03/02    San Antonio, TX    lost to Mildred Burke (Women’s world champion)
03/05    Racine, WI        vs. Nell Stewart
03/06    Waterloo, IA        defeated Nell Stewart
03/07    Des Moines, IA        defeated Nell Stewart
03/14    Bismarck, ND        defeated Nell Stewart
03/22    Kansas City, MO    defeated Nell Stewart
03/24    Chillicothe, MO        Participated in a 5-woman Battle royal including Nell Stewart, Mae
                 Weston, Elvira Snodgrass & Catherine Simpson
03/29    San Angelo, TX        defeated Nell Stewart
03/31    Wichita Falls, TX    defeated Nell Stewart
04/05    El Paso, TX        defeated Ellen Olson
04/06    Albuquerque, NM    lost to Nell Stewart
04/12    El Paso, TX        vs. Nell Stewart
04/18    Phoenix, AZ        defeated Nell Stewart
04/28    Salt Lake City, UT    defeated Nell Stewart
05/02    Billings, MT        vs. Ellen Olson
05/06    Helena, MT        defeated Ellen Olson
05/10    Duluth, MN        defeated Nell Stewart
05/11    Mankato, MN        defeated Nell Stewart
05/13    Salt Lake City, UT    vs. Nell Stewart
06/01    Greenville, MS        lost to Nell Stewart
06/07    Nashville, TN        lost to Mae Weston
06/11    Sikeston, MO        vs. Mae Weston
06/14    Nashville, TN        w/. Ellen Olson, defeated Nell Stewart & Mae Weston
06/16    Kingsport, TN        defeated Mae Weston
06/20    Charleston, WV        vs. Nell Stewart
06/22    Columbus, OH        defeated Nell Stewart
06/25    Mansfield, OH        vs. Nell Stewart    CANCELLED, Stewart does not perform
07/08    Newark, OH        lost to Nell Stewart
07/14    Wichita Falls, TX    defeated Nell Stewart
08/16    Baltimore, MD        defeated Nell Stewart
08/17    Washington, DC    lost to Nell Stewart
08/23    Baltimore, MD        w/. Violet Viann, defeated Nell Stewart & Celia Blevins
08/24    Washington, DC    defeated Celia Blevins
09/07    Lorain, OH        vs. June Byers
09/09    Angola, IN        vs. Juanita Coffman
                *Jack Pfefer payroll record shows that Hild was paid $49.67
09/12    Sandusky, OH        defeated June Byers
                *Jack Pfefer payroll record shows that Hild was paid $57.93
09/13    Lima, OH        defeated June Byers
                *Jack Pfefer payroll record shows that Hild was paid $41.78
09/14    Lorain, OH        vs. Therese Theis
                *Jack Pfefer payroll record shows that Hild was paid $46.50
09/15    Toledo, OH        defeated June Byers
                *Jack Pfefer payroll record shows that Hild was paid $125.00
09/16    Richmond, IN        vs. June Byers
                *Jack Pfefer payroll record shows that Hild was paid $32.00
09/17    Akron, OH        w/. Therese Theis, vs. June Byers & Juanita Coffman
                *Jack Pfefer payroll record shows that Hild was paid $113.45
10/04    Beatrice, NE        defeated Nell Stewart
10/24    Duluth, MN        defeated Dot Dotson
10/25    Minneapolis, MN    lost to Dot Dotson
10/26    Mankato, MN        lost to Dot Dotson
11/02    Lacrosse, WI        vs. Therese Theis
11/09    Zanesville, OH        defeated Mae Weston
11/10    Hamilton, OH        defeated Mae Weston
11/11    Columbus, OH        defeated Mae Weston
11/14    Charleston, WV        vs. Nell Stewart
11/15    Cleveland, OH        defeated Nell Stewart
11/17    Columbus, OH        defeated Nell Stewart
11/19    Mansfield, OH        defeated Nell Stewart
11/21    Charleston, WV        w/. Shirley Strimple, vs. Nell Stewart & Celia Blevins
11/23    Zanesville, OH        lost to Nell Stewart
12/01    Mason City, IA        lost to Mildred Burke (World women’s champion)
12/05    Racine, WI        lost to Nell Stewart

1950
02/04    Lorain, OH        vs. Elvira Snodgrass
03/27    Lacrosse, WI        lost to Mae Weston
03/28    Minneapolis, MN    defeated Mae Weston by DQ
03/31    Huron, SD        vs. Mae Weston
04/04    Minneapolis, MN    lost to Mae Weston
04/05    Duluth, MN        lost to Mae Weston
04/07    Bismarck, ND        vs. Mae Weston
04/12    Valparaiso, IN        vs. Mae Weston
04/13    Milwaukee, WI        vs. Mae Weston
04/15    Racine, WI        defeated Mae Weston
06/13    Baltimore, MD        defeated Elvira Snodgrass
06/19    Augusta, GA        vs. Therese Theis
06/23    Atlanta, GA        vs. Therese Theis

1951
10/29    Tampa, FL        lost to Mae Young

1952
01/14    Lake Worth, FL        vs. Violet Viann
02/26    Cedar Rapids, IA    vs. Lilly Bitter
03/03    Burlington, IA        w/. Dot Dotson, vs. Lilly Bitter & Terry Major
03/07    Miami, FL        lost in a 6-woman Battle royal that included Betty Jo Hawkins, Ann
                Laverne, Therese Theis, Cora Combs & Mary Jane Mull
03/21    Miami, FL        lost to Betty Jo Hawkins
03/30    Burlington, IA        vs. Carol Carota
12/29    Tampa, FL        w/. Frances Minor, defeated Dot Dotson & Arlene Ratliff
12/30    West Palm Beach, FL    w/. Frances Minor, vs. Dot Dotson & Arlene Ratliff

1953
01/19    Tampa, FL        defeated Barbara Baker
03/11    Miami, FL        defeated Terry Majors
05/23    Revere, MA        lost to Mildred Burke (World Women’s champion)




Jeff Leen to J Michael Kenyon, excerpt from letter:
When Mildred broke away, she took most of the girls, at least at first. The ad in NWA Official Wrestling in May 1953--lists the Nell Stewart group with only June Byers, Lilly Bitter, Stewart, Gloria Shelton, Mary Jane Mull, Violet Viann, Marylin Shipman and Ida May Martinez--under the banner of
Girl Wrestling Enterprises, Inc.
Burke's group, Attractions, Inc., had Barattini, Mars Bennett, Carol Cook, Cora Combs, Dot Dotson, Louise Green, Betty Hawkins, Helen Hild, Ann Laverne, Millie Stafford, Therese Theis, Ella Waldek, Mae Young, Ruth Boatcallie, Carol Carotta, Donna Marie Dieckman, Ethel Johnson, Louise Johnson, Lynn Livingston, Terry Majors "wrestling's most beautiful girl," Jo Ann Mulleniex, Ella Phillips, Babs Wingo, Ethel Brown, Bonnie Watson, Kathleen Wembley, Belle Drummond, Olga Zepeda and Barbara Baker.
All this changed in Sept. 1953, after Burke and Wolfe reached a settlement of their court battle. Several of these women went back to work for Wolfe, who took over Attractions Inc. Burke continued
on with a new operations and far fewer women: Bonnie Watson, Millie Stafford, Susanne Smith, Mary Jane Mull, Beverly Morris, Terry Major and Ida Mae Martinez, according to a later ad, showing the group working on the ABC Booking Office out of Atlanta.

1954
01/18    Miami, FL        Son Ted is born
08/24    Tampa, FL        w/. Ida Mae Martinez, defeated Bonnie Watson & Mary Jane Mull
08/27    Miami, FL        w/. Ida Mae Martinez, defeated Bonnie Watson & Mary Jane Mull

1957
06/17    Idaho Falls, ID        w/. Ethel Johnson, lost to Betty Jo Hawkins & Penny Banner
06/20    Ogden, UT        vs. Betty Jo Hawkins
06/21    Salt Lake City, UT    vs. Penny Banner

Sam Muchnick letter to Mr. James Barnett, dated JUNE 26, 1957:
I sent out a National Wrestling Alliance bulletin today, telling the members about the result of the Thesz-Carpentier match in Chicago, June 14. I explained fully, that while Carpentier has the right, if he wants to, to claim the title, nevertheless, insofar as the NWA is concerned, according to our rules, Thesz is still recognized as the heavyweight champion.
     I also stated, that if Carpentier comes into any town, they should publicize the fact that Thesz was disqualified in a match with him. However, in all your publicity, you should qualify the fact that Thesz is still recognized as the world champion, but that Carpentier is claiming the title by virtue of his victory.
     I also stated in the bulletin that your were booking Carpentier in cooperation with Eddie Quinn. Would appreciate it if you would send me, in detail, where he is booked and what the towns are. Also what the open dates are.
     Helen Hild, the girl wrestler, passed through St. Louis yesterday en route to South Carolina. She asked me what the prospects were of her working out of the Chicago office, and I told her I would check for her. She is a very pretty girl. She said she would call me in about a week, so if you are interested let me know before then, and I can give her the information.
 
With kindest personal regards, I am,
 
Sincerely, SAM MUCHNICK

07/13    Hickory, NC        w/. Therese Theis, vs. Fabulous Moolah & Lady Angel
07/15    Charlotte, NC        lost to Fabulous Moolah
07/24    Walla Walla, WA    lost to Fabulous Moolah
08/05    Pampa, TX        vs. Fabulous  Moolah
08/06    Odessa, TX        lost to Fabulous Moolah
08/08    Amarillo, TX        lost to Fabulous Moolah
08/13    Odessa, TX        w/.Sonny Myers, lost to Fabulous Moolah & Bob Geigel
08/15    Amarillo, TX        w/. Rip Rogers, lost to Fabulous Moolah & John Tolos
10/10    Amarillo, TX        vs. Lorraine Johnson
10/17    Lawton, OK        vs. Lorraine Johnson
10/21    Pampa, TX        defeated Lorraine Johnson
10/22    Odessa, TX        defeated Lorraine Johnson
12/12    Amarillo, TX        Participated in a 5-woman Battle royal including Nell Stewart, Patty
                Neff, Betty Jo Hawkins & Elaine Ellis

1958
01/13    Ocala, FL        Participated in a 5-woman Battle royal including Mae Weston, China
                 Mira, Kathy Starr & Ida Foster
01/22    Lakeland, FL        vs. Dot Dotson
01/29    St. Petersburg, FL    lost to Ruth Waters
02/03    Sarasota, FL        w/. Jerri Wright, co-won a Battle royal
02/03    Sarasota, FL        lost to Jerri Wright
02/15    Bradenton, FL        lost to Betty Jo Hawkins
03/12    Fargo, ND        lost to Ida Mae Martinez
03/22    Waterloo, IA        lost to Laura Martinez
03/25    Minneapolis, MN    w/. Lorraine Johnson, lost to Laura Martinez & Kay Noble
03/26    Fargo, ND        lost to Ida Mae Martinez
03/27    Grand Forks, ND    lost to Kay Noble
03/29    St. Paul, MN        w/. Lorraine Johnson, defeated Laura Martinez & Kay Noble
04/02    Lincoln, NE        defeated Laura Martinez
04/03    Kansas City, KS    lost to Laura Martinez
04/28    Lethbridge, AB        defeated Lorraine Johnson
05/06    Edmonton, AB        w/. Laura Martinez, vs. Penny Banner & Lorraine Johnson
09/29    Pampa, TX        lost to Kathy Starr
09/30    Abilene, TX        lost to Kathy Starr
10/02    Amarillo, TX        vs. Kathy Starr

2002
07/   Hild is recognized as one of the Top 100 women wrestlers of all time in a feature published by Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine.


Career Record Compiled by Vance Nevada with files from J Michael Kenyon & Don Luce
vancenevada@hotmail.com
 



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I think these listing are from Ron Witmer.

6/7/50 Washington DC @ Turner Arena
Lord Leslie Carlton vs Tony Martinelli
Helen Hild vs Elvira Snodgrass
Mahmud Yousef vs Lou Bertucci
Ted Tourtos vs Tiny Mills
Harry Kinkelstein vs Frank Schafro

6/14/50 Washington DC @ Griffith Stadium
$10,000 purse
Antonino Rocca vs Gene Stanlee
Helen Hild vs Mae Weston
Ivan Kamaroff drew Tony Martinelli
Marvin Mercer & Ted Tourtos beat Kola Kwariani & Les Ruffin 2-0
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Found this one today.

10/15/57 Abilene, TX @ Key City Sportatorium
John Tolos beat Ray Big Train Clements dq when Country Boy Calhoun interfered
Country Boy Calhoun beat Great Bolo
Helen Hild beat Lorraine Johnson



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