Ethel Johnson - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Ethel Johnson, with her Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions she worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles she won, her Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, her appearance changes through the years, and more.

Ethel Blanche Hairston (née Wingo) was born in Decatur, Georgia on May 14, 1935.

She died on September 14, 2018 at the age of 83.

Ethel Johnson was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021 as part of the Legacy wing.

Profile Info

Gender Female
Real Name Ethel Blanche Hairston (née Wingo)
Ring Names
  • Ethel Johnson ( November 14, 1951 - June 13, 1976)
Born May 14, 1935
Died September 14, 2018 (aged 83)
Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
Birth Place Decatur, Georgia
Billed From
  • Columbus, Ohio
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
  • 115 lbs (52 kg)

Career History

  • Wrestler ( November 14, 1951 - June 13, 1976)
Companies / Promotions
Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA November 14, 1951 June 13, 1976
Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA April 17, 1976 May 23, 1976
Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE April 30, 1959 July 17, 1959
Face / Heel Turns
Face November 14, 1951 June 13, 1976
Aug 1962
Aug 1962
Nov 1951
Nov 1951

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2021, Legacy
Titles Won

National Wrestling Alliance

  • 1 NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship (with June Byers)


  • 3 Colored Women's World Championship
  • 1 Ohio Women's Tag Team Championship (with Marva Scott)
  • 2 Texas Colored Women's Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • Women’s Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2023)


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