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Location San Francisco, USA
Years active 1998 - 2004 (approximately)

Virago was a production company and agencies based in San Francisco, run by the legendary Helen Von Mott.

Virago offered a variety of services including mail order videos, session wrestling and wrestling shows. The company was co-founded by a wrestling fan named Tony or Polypus in Internet circles. Helen and Tony ran Virago for several years before Tony left to focus on other pursuits in the early 2000s.

History of Virago

Here’s a description of the philosophy behind Virago. This appeared on Virago’s official website.

The company began as a video-production house. Helen and her partner, Tony wanted to give a counterpoint to the T&A; video companies promoting playful, erotic matches as being actually 'competitive'. Tony and Helen didn't have a problem with sexual wrestling per se, but they felt that the public was missing out on the excitement of seeing women REALLY wrestle.

Virago made a name for itself at the first edition of the Women's Wrestling Convention (WWC) in 1998. Fans could meet Virago wrestlers at their both and wrestlers like Helen Von Mott, Momo & Josephine competed at the event. Virago wrestlers became mainstays at all four editions of the convention, including both 1998 and 1999 when Virago wrestlers went head-to-head against various DWW wrestlers in a battle of production companies.

In addition to producing and selling their own videos, Virago wrestlers were featured in videos produced by many other top companies including DWW, Joan Wise Productions, Video Sports, Academy wrestling, KenStar Productions, Les Femmes Fatales and many others.

Virago also worked for a time with Tsunami Wrestling (a San Francisco company specializing in private shows and bachelor parties) to book private matches and wrestling shows.

Notable Wrestlers

Virago has a number of San Francisco area wrestlers on their roster over the years. Some of these wrestlers appeared in videos, offered sessions or both. Names included Amy Lewinski, Annabelle, Betty, Dallas, Demona, Desiree, Gabrielle, Gianna, Grace, Helen Von Mott, Jennifer, Josephine, Kat, Kelly Dobbins, Lonnie, Lupe, Marti, Momo, River, Scooby, Serenity, Stephanie (Virago), Tempest and Yana Jordan

There were also wrestlers affiliated with Virago in other cities called The Virago Sorority and had profiles on the Virago website. Names included Debbie Lewis, Gia Primo, Goddess Severa, Kathy Gifford, Kyla Luciano, Sandrine Nourry, Shannon Logan and Valeria

Various other wrestlers have appeared in Virago videos as well. This includes names like Fuchsia, Denise, Elena V, Eva, Hana, Jezebel, Raquel and Ziggy

Gallery - The women of Virago

Gallery - Virago wrestlers in action

Gallery - Virago at Women's Wrestling Convention (WWC)

Gallery - Virago on the web

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