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Dee Booher (1948–2022), wrestling legend known as Matilda the Hun

by Kirk Fox

Dee Booher was a legendary wrestler known as “Matilda the Hun” and “Queen Kong” who starred on the 1980s TV show ‘GLOW’ (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling).   

GLOW legend

Dee Booher was a legendary wrestler known as “Matilda the Hun” and “Queen Kong” who starred as a villain on the pioneering 1980s TV show ‘GLOW’ (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.)  The innovative show featured wrestling matches along with backstory, comedy skits, and music. Booher left GLOW after one season to be a star of the all-women’s promotion Powerful Women of Wrestling which focused more on wrestling than gimmicks. She also acted, appearing in the Mel Brooks movie “Spaceballs” and on the TV shows ‘Night Court’ and ‘My Two Dads.’

Notable Quote

“I know how to play the heart strings … It’s always the babyface and the heel. I can play either one, though I usually play the heel. I play the brutish, nasty, spoiled, egotistical bully. The audience love to boo me. But inside the heel I like to be dramatic and sexy. I love to be spoiled.  – 1983 interview with the Guardian   

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