|Minnie's obituary, and they didn't even mention that she was a professional wrestling fan? San Diego Union (San Diego, CA), Saturday, 11 January 1969, page 34 (GenealogyBank).|
I didn't know much about him until I looked it up, but I did recognize the name Gorgeous George. I assume my great grandmother found this stuff hilarious. I don't think that she attended the events but watched on TV as it was very popular, but who knows?
According to my father, his grandmother Minnie Nosler (Hartley) (Fuhrman) (1883-1969), daughter of Civil War veteran William Henry Nosler and Esther Loretta Rittgers, really enjoyed professional wrestling.
I don't know who she liked best, but fortunately fans on Youtube have put up quite a few videos of the time, including interviews, to get an idea of the types of antics these guys were up to:
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