Ellison and her second husband Johnny Long began training women to become female wrestlers, which included Ella Waldek , Daisy Mae, and Katherine Simpson.  Long later contacted promoter Jack Pfefer , who agreed to book some of the wrestlers at his shows.  After marrying wrestler Buddy Lee, he began helping Ellison train the female wrestlers.  After she left Pfeffer's promotion in the 1950s, Ellison found it difficult to book her trainees in shows due to Pfeffer's influence over other National Wrestling Alliance promoters.  Ellison claimed Pfeffer would threaten to reveal the pre-planned nature of wrestling if any other promoters did not do as he liked.  As a result, Ellison began selling cosmetics door-to-door and Lee opened a service station to make enough money to pay their bills.  They later began to book their wrestlers, including Judy Grable in Boston, under promoter Paul Bowser .