Posts tagged “Cauliflower Alley

Sammy “Bambi” Hall makes Future Legend final four

Sammy Bambi Hall Susan VelliosIn 2004, Cheerleader Melissa became the first female winner of the Cauliflower Alley Club‘s Future Legend award, with Mariko Yoshida repeating the success in 2006. This April, Canadian wrestler Sammy “Bambi” Hall hopes to become the third winner.

The 20-year old is one of four wrestlers up for the honour, with her being the only woman in the running. She’s currently riding a high after winning her first championship on January 26, scoring the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance Women’s Championship by defeating her mother Raven Lake in Cloverdale, picking up the CNWA Rookie of the Year title for 2012 and also scoring a runner-up mention for the same honour in Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Her profile also received a boost by appearing on the second season of World Of Hurt and earned her stripes by participating in what the CAC describe as the “infamous Tony Condello northern Manitoba “Death Tour” across the ice roads of the Canadian wilderness”.

In addition to the Death Tour, Hall has also cut her teeth in other promotions in western Canada, including Big Time Wrestling, Big West Wrestling, Monster Pro Wrestling and Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling, taking on the likes of Kc Spinelli, Nicole Matthews, Taya Valkyrie and the fantastically-named Riea Von Slasher and Andrea The Giant. (more…)

WOW Podcast #39 with Lisa “Ivory” Moretti, Part One

Episode 39 with Lisa “Ivory” Moretti, Part One

It’s the first time we’ve spread a single guest over two WOW Podcasts, but when that guest is a three time former WWE Women’s Champion, it’s quite understandable. The former Ivory, Lisa Moretti, joins us on just before she sets off to the Los Angeles premiere of “GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” to discuss the documentary and her time as Tina Ferrari, the fact the GLOW fanbase still exists after over 20 years, training as a raw rookie with Mando Guerrero vs training raw rookies herself on Tough Enough, bimbos in wrestling, creative freedom at GLOW, a live performance of her RAP(!), transferring from GLOW to POWW, earning respect of the “real” wrestlers, being honoured at Cauliflower Alley this year, who she would have had to kill if she’d seen her and STANDING UP RICKY STEAMBOAT for a poolside vodka! We’ll talk to Lisa again next week where she’ll report on her experiences at the LA premiere, and we’ll talk about her WWE run in depth! Look, it’s Lisa Moretti – her enthusiasm is infectious. Listen immediately!!

May 12th in New York, NY | June 5th in London, England

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Wendi Richter’s Cauliflower Alley speech online

Last Wednesday evening at the Cauliflower Alley Club‘s annual reunion banquet, two time former WWF Women’s Champion Wendi Richter was amongst the honorees (alongside, in this case, Judy Martin and Lisa Moretti). Save for a couple of brief WrestleReunion appearances in the mid 2000s, Richter (herself the victim of a McMahon “screwjob” twelve years before Montreal ever happened) happily kept her distance from the wrestling world for over 20 years before returning to surprisingly accept an induction in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2010. Her speech at CAC was said to be one of the highlights of the evening, and thanks to a transcript by Greg Oliver of SLAM! Wrestling, those not in attendance can get a chance to see what she had to say.

Richter, who has been critical in the past of WWE’s treatment of women (and haven’t we all from time to time?), took the opportunity to explain what she feels is missing from today’s WWE Divas, and where she feels she (and her generation) differ from the current product.

“I’m so proud to have gone to wrestling school to learn the fundamentals, because, without that foundation, you have no concept of psychology or, possibly, respect for this great sport… and I’m so proud, winning this award and the championships, based on my wrestling talent and hard work, and not on acting and T&A.”


WOW Podcast #38 with Little Egypt

Episode 38 with Angelina “Little Egypt” Altishin

A very special edition of the Podcast this time out, as we welcome original GLOW girl Little Egypt (aka Angelina Altishin) to the show on the eve of the World Premiere of “GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” later this month in Canada. She was very instrumental in bringing back the various cast members of the 80s GLOW product for the documentary, and she talks about how it all came together, a taster of what we can expect in the movie, and the place of GLOW in wrestling history. We take a chance to ask Angelina all about how she got involved with GLOW back in the day, clarify exactly what Jackie Stallone did for the product, and discuss the ethos behind the show. We also touch on attempts to restart a GLOW themed project, such as Wrestlicious, and consider just why they haven’t worked. Angelina is also heavily involved in the Cauliflower Alley Club, which has its annual reunion next week – not only will former GLOW star Tina Ferrari (aka Lisa “Ivory” Moretti) be honoured, but Angelina will present two seminars for attendees, both of which are touched on here. Firstly, the importance of social media and how to use it to further your brand, and secondly, how to deal with moving out of the wrestling business, and which transferable skills a pro-wrestler has that can be successfully used in the real world. A fascinating discussion with an intelligent woman that has something for both fans and those already in the industry. Enjoy.

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