It is with sadness that we report the passing of Peggy Lee (also known as Peggy Lee Leather, Lady X, and Thug), a former professional wrestler who competed in prominent wrestling promotions such as WWE and WCW. Peggy Lee passed away at the age of 64.

Peggy Lee was a familiar face on WWE television from 1980 to 1985. During her time in WWE, she formed a tag team with Wendi Richter and challenged for the WWF Women’s Tag Team Championships. However, the partnership ended in 1985, leading to Richter’s face turn and her eventual capture of the WWF Women’s Championship.

In 1986, Peggy Lee appeared in the AWA as Peggy Lee Pringle, portraying the sister of Percy Pringle. As her run progressed, she adopted the name Peggy Lee Leather and engaged in a feud with Madusa over the AWA Women’s Championship.

During the 1990s, Peggy Lee made appearances in WCW, including a notable match against Madusa in 1997, with both women vying for the WCW Women’s Championship. She also competed in the LPWA as Lady X and in the promotion Women’s Pro Wrestling.


In the early 2000s, Peggy Lee wrestled as Thug in Women of Wrestling (WOW). She participated in an eight-woman tag team match at the 2005 Wrestle Reunion, teaming up with Sherri Martel, Krissy Vaine, and Amber O’Neal. Unfortunately, their team was defeated by Wendi Richter, Malia Hosaka, Bambi, and Jenny Taylor.

Peggy Lee retired from in-ring competition in 2013 but remained involved with Women of Wrestling until recently, according to a tribute by Jack Lord on his Facebook page.

Trained by the legendary Fabulous Moolah, Peggy Lee made her wrestling debut in 1976. Throughout her career, she held notable titles such as the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Women’s Championship and the NWA Blue Ridge Women’s Championship. She also became a three-time IWA Women’s Champion in the International Wrestling Alliance.

The wrestling community mourns the loss of Peggy Lee, remembering her contributions to the industry and the impact she made during her tenure as a professional wrestler.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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