Welcome to the evolution of Ringbelles – a second semi-regular audio show to go alongside the flagship Women Of Wrestling Podcast.
Fight Like A Girl is a bite-sized audio podcast – it won’t be put onto iTunes, and can only be downloaded from Ringbellesonline.com. It is a more focussed programme than the WOW Podcast, concentrating on a single topic rather than a wrestler’s entire career. However, it won’t just be talking to wrestlers – we’ll be talking to a wider section of the wrestling industry. Who, you may ask? Well, you’ll have to wait and see.
For now though, let’s introduce you to Faith Lehaine, who is our first Fight Like A Girl guest. She joins Lee Burton for an account of her recent wrestling tour of Nepal – a country not well-known for its grappling credentials, but loves wrestling nonetheless. Find out how much, as well as her tales about the culture, getting to grips with the lingo and more, by clicking the link below to hear the 15 minute show. Enjoy.
The Big News
Tammy Lynn Sytch, known better to WWE fans as Sunny, is joining the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2011.
38-year old Sytch has been involved in wrestling for close to two decades, and was a mainstay in the WWF between 1995 and 1998 – along with Rena “Sable” Mero and Terri “Marlena” Runnels she ushered in the era of the female valets, which then evolved into the WWF/E Divas.
Sytch started in Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1992 with her then-boyfriend Chris Candido, debuting as Hillary Clinton-idolising heel Tammy Fytch in 1993. She managed Brian Lee to the Heavyweight Title and then represented Candido before the couple jumped ship to the WWF in 1995.
She was teamed up with Candido to form the Body Donnas – a pair of fitness gurus who vowed to get everyone into shape and take care of the “out-of-shape opponents” put in front of Candido (now known as Skip). However, it was Sunny’s promos and manager character that saw her receive the lion’s share of the attention, so when Skip’s star started to fall, Sunny was turned into the “Manager of Champions”, being the only person to guide three consecutive pairs of Tag Team Champions – the Body Donnas (now with Zip partnering Skip), the Godwinns and the Smoking Gunns. Sunny also managed the Legion of Doom in 1998, but by then, she was trying the patience of WWF brass due to no shows and a reported abuse of painkillers and was released in July of that year. (more…)