Jeannine Mjoseth had a short but memorable career in professional wrestling. She was mentored by The Fabulous Moolah, a legend who held a world title for 28 years. It’s not a happy tale.
Mjoseth prefers a different moniker for the late Moolah, real name Mary Lillian Ellison.
“Pimp,” said the 61-year-old University of South Florida graduate and former Tampa resident now living in Melbourne Beach. “Don’t call her a madame. It sounds too elegant. She was a pimp.”
Mjoseth, who in the 1980s wrestled under the names Mad Maxine and Lady Maxine, said she saw Moolah prostitute female protégés.