June Byers
While it can not really be disputed that Mildred Burke was the biggest women’s star of the 30’s and 40’s, that mantle was shifted to June Byers in the 50’s.  Byers would become the World Champion in the 50’s defeating Mildred Burke and would become the top female in the industry until a car accident forced her to retire early in 1964.

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: DeAlva Eyvonnie Sibley (Real Name)
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Houston, Texas)
  • Key Championships Held: Women’s World
    Women’s World Tag Team 2w/Millie Stafford, 1w/Mary Jane Mull, Mars Bennett and 1w/Barbara Baker
    AWA World Women’s
    NWA Florida Women’s
  • Why they will get in: It is natural to assume that she should follow Burke in.
  • Why they won't get in: Byers is not revered in the way that Burke and the Fabulous Moolah are.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Defeated Mae Young in the final of a one night women’s tournament (3/9/48)
    2.  Won the vacated Women’s Championship in a 13 woman tournament (6/14/53)
    3.  Controversially defeated Mildred Burke for the NWA Women’s Championship in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match in Atlanta.  Byers won the first fall and the second went to the time limit.  Byers would later be awarded the Title  (8/20/54)
    4.   Defeats Peggy Banner in a successful NWA Women’s Title defense (4/23/55)
    5.   Beat Bonnie Watson to retain her NWA Women’s Championship over Bonnie Watson in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match (3/25/57)

Should June Byers be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put her in! - 40%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 20%
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-1 #1 lZage 2017-05-07 15:28
She's already in the wwe hof

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