Blog: Nikki Storm on Pro Wrestling: EVE this Saturday
Pro Wrestling: EVE.
The biggest event in the history of the company: WrestleFever.
The event is also featuring one of the best ever TNA knockouts in Angelina Love.
Carmel Jacob v Angelina Love has been announced as well as Janey Britannico v Shanna, Blue Nikita v Kirsty Love, Fiona Fraser v Erin Angel. Kay Lee Ray, April Davids, Rhia O’Reilly, Ayesha Amazon Ray, the Owens Twins and the Blossom Twins. It is the strongest card that Pro Wrestling: EVE has ever promoted. What makes this show so spectacular is not only the fact that there is two former TNA women’s champions on the show, it is not only because there is two of the best joshis to ever compete in ring wrestling at the show, it is also because the European and British scene has never been better.
Judging from Facebook and Twitter, fans are welcoming the return of Erin Angel, Janey, Shanna and April Davids. Seeing my fellow Scots Carmel, Fiona & Kirsty in such high profile matches is exciting and I am genuinely looking forward to watching those matches. It will be great to catch up with my tag team partner Shanna who is competing after recovering from a really serious injury. Rhia will be back from her latest trip to SHIMMER too, so it will be great to see if she has picked up any new tricks, while Amazon Ayesha Ray has been wrestling in Australia since Special Edition in July. Fraser has certainly garnered interest as fans are intrigued by this newcomer. The addition of the Blossom Twins has been met with highly positive reviews, especially considering the fact that both are a part of the much talked about TNA British Boot Camp where the prize is a TNA contract. The risk-taking daredevil that is Kay Lee Ray and also Glamour Gym’s Carmel Jacob are both coming off an extremely strong showing in their Last Woman Standing match, which was the main vvent of the hugely successful debut show of Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females on September 30th.
What makes this show stand out more than any other is that Nikki Storm is a part of the main event.
How do I feel about being a part of the main event of the biggest women’s wrestling show in Europe’s history? Well, let’s see..
Both champion and challenger have been undefeated for 19 months. Both suffered their last defeat on the same day – April 9th 2011. I fell to Britani Knight in the finals of the EVE Championship tournament, while Alpha’s loss in the semi final was by my fair hands. Being the only woman in EVE history to defeat her is worth the bragging rights. This match is 19 months in the making.
For me personally, this match is 4 and a half years in the making. My journey that began in Linwood, Scotland on Feb 10, 2008 in the Scottish Wrestling Alliance school has brought me to the main event of the biggest women’s wrestling show in Europe’s history.
It makes it worth all the crap and the nonsense you go through. The sexism, the bullying, the nonsense that people give you “wrestling is fake/load of bollocks”. It makes it worth the hours of gym training and wrestling training. It makes it worth the arguments with friends and family because you don’t see them enough. It makes it worth the hours and money you spend on your wrestling gear. It makes it all worth it.
I got asked recently in a radio interview, “Are you the best?”
It was live on radio. It wasn’t a podcast where I can ask them to edit it out. It wasn’t a written interview where I had time to think about my responses. It was live. So, am I the best?
You have to want to be the best. If you don’t have that desire, chase yourself. You also have to believe you are the best. You need that confidence. Wrestling is a brutal and ruthless industry. I don’t want to sound bitter, it’s not my intention as I don’t feel that way at all. Wrestling can chew you up and spit you out. You need that confidence to protect yourself.
Our biggest motivation in wrestling, our desire to be the best has also been my biggest demon. My obsession with being the best, being the most talked about female wrestler (in positive terms) has distracted me for most of my almost 5 year career.
My insecurities have been my Achilles heel since 2008: Why is she on the poster not me? Why are they getting a standing ovation and I didn’t and my match was as good as theirs? Why is everyone talking about such and such? Why is Nikki Storm not being talked about more?
If you are reading this and you think I sound egotistical and self-centred, you are a 1000% right. I AM egotistical and self-centered. Deal with it. I’m not here to be your mate. I’m here to get the job done and go down in history as the best in the world – and if you don’t think that every wrestler at some point in their career has thought that, then you are extremely deluded.
But in recent times, I am just as arrogant and self involved but I can now take a step back and reflect in a mature and dignified manner. I have no idea what led to this new found maturity – maybe it just hit me one day to grow the hell up.
I am proud to be a part of Wrestle Fever. I am incredibly proud to be a part of the EVE roster which features world class talent. Me, the rest of the girls and Dann Read have achieved something truly special.
When Emi Sakura took the microphone after the EVE v Ice Ribbon weekend last year and tearfully thanked everyone she won the honour of being the only woman to almost make Nikki Storm cry – a dastardly deed. It was then I knew EVE had achieved something great. Everyone on the roster wants to be the best, they all want to put on a world class performance. There is a bond between the roster. Even if there are certain people who do not get on, we all respect each other on some level. At Wrestle Fever, you will see the best in the world compete.
Am I the best? On November 10, we will find out.