Posts tagged “JAPW

Ringbelles Retro: PWI finally recognises Sara Del Rey

Pro Wrestling Illustrated may still hold the pretence that wrestling is totally legit (oh, don’t act like you didn’t know) but there is still a lot of buzz around who will top its annual PWI500 list, which runs down the top 500 wrestlers in the world. This year’s was won by CM Punk, as the magazine still recognises wins and title reigns as more important than anything, so it was obvious that he would sit atop the heap. However, our interest lies in who sits in spot 430 – it’s Sara Del Rey.

While PWI generally doesn’t observe women for its list, the magazine says Del Rey’s inclusion comes down to her victories over men in promotions like CHIKARA, where she has seen off the likes of Tim Donst, Ophidian, Ares, Kodama and the massive Tursas over the last 12 months – most as part of the 12 Large: Summit, of which she almost reached the finals.

Sara is the fourth woman to be featured in the men’s list – preceding her are Jackie Moore (back when she was Miss Texas), Chyna and Madd Maxxine – the latter of which we had to do some research on, but she was a 6’2″ West German wrestled briefly for the WWF‘s women’s division in the mid-1980s and also fought some mixed and intergender matches in the Universal Wrestling Federation, teaming with Jack Victory or facing the likes of Percy Pringle (Paul Bearer) on her own. (more…)

WOW Podcast #18 with Roxie Cotton & Christina Von Eerie

Episode 18 with Roxie Cotton & Christina Von Eerie

The Women of Wrestling Podcast turns 18 and celebrates with a dual guest show featuring Roxie Cotton & Christina Von Eerie talking their big upcoming appearances at Pro Wrestling SUN in Jackson, NJ this weekend and SHIMMER Women Athletes in Berwyn, IL next weekend respectively. First up is Roxie, who talks about Fabulous Moolah being a career influence, suffering motion sickness whilst wrestling, first-hand experience of death-match wrestling (including the truly unbelievable story of BB Walls at the 2007 Queen of the Death Matches tournament),tagging with Annie Social as the Beat Down Betties, her unique character, her desire to touch Tyler Black and her burgeoning stand-up comedy side-project. Then it’s time for Christina Von Eerie, one of the most striking women in the business who talks how she fell into pro-wrestling through punk rock, wrestling on the West Coast, getting her big break in AAA in Mexico and working with the Apache Sisters, her TNA aspirations (she had a try-out last year) and hopes for her SHIMMER debut. Also… learn about Puke and Spit. Really.

Two pretty awesome women that you might not know a lot about, but you really should. Plus Stew & Lee run down some of the news coming out of Femmes Fatales last weekend, and the potentially huge story surrounding the Scream Queen Daffney‘s worker’s comp claim against TNA.

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WOW Podcast #8 with Annie Social

Episode 8 with Annie Social
The Women of Wrestling Podcast returns with another episode filled with hot women, wrestlers, midgets, cripples, dancers and more. Oh, no wait… that’s the Dangerous Women of Wrestling PPV that’s being taped in Philly this Thursday. However, we’ve got a big part of that event on the show though – namely North Killadelphia’s own Annie Social. On this episode we discuss not only her own homecoming on that show, but her career to date – a career that spans WSU, JAPW, SHIMMER and even Carmen Electra’s NWWL. Annie had quite the non traditional route into the wrestling business, and you can hear her talk about it here, along with stories of the Dunkin Donuts that never opens its doors, the joy of Tom Hanks and disappointing afterparties at the Playboy Mansion. Annie also talks about how she’s dealt with people judging her based on a perceived reputation, and there are one or two examples of colourful language. Download at your discretion.
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