PWI’s Dan Murphy Discusses Women’s Wrestling, the Divas, and His New Book

Welcome to this edition of OWW Radio. This is the official radio program of Online World of Each episode OWW Radio brings perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling. Today David (@dlb19338) welcomes author Dan Murphy (Facebook/Dan Muphy) who has been a writer for Pro Wrestling Illustrated since 1997 and oversees PWI’s annual female 50 rankings. Dan joins the show to discuss his new recent publication “Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women’s Wrestling”, which he coauthored with Pat LaPrade. It is an interesting look inside the world of female professional wrestling from one of the experts.

In this interview David and Dan discuss:

  • The beginning of female wrestling back the 1800’s
  • Legacy of the Fabulous Moolah
  • The females experiencing sexism in the business
  • Rock N’ Wrestling connection’s impact on WWE females
  • The original WWF screw job
  • Miss Elizabeth and other valets
  • Sensational Sherri as a worker and a manager
  • The importance of the GLOW girls
  • The legacy of the Divas
  • Chyna‘s tragic history
  • Trish Stratus vs. Lita
  • Actual friendships in the locker room
  • Steph McMahon as a top executive in WWE
  • And much more!

Go to to purchase the book this coming spring!

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