August 2, 2021,
Are you not entertained?
When it comes to Lady Pro Women’s Wrestling, most of the time we are.
At times, it still possesses a carnival atmosphere.
If a Carnie Show has never come to your town and you’ve never ventured out to one yourself, then you’ve missed out.
They seem to be the rage on television and at the box office.
Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle between free will and destiny.
Its first episode set a new audience record for an HBO original series.
Then there is the box office.
The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical drama starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum‘s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.
The film was released in the United States on December 20, 2017 by 20th Century Fox, seven months after the circus stopped operating, and has grossed over $260 million worldwide.
Ring the bell, bang the drums. Very impressive.
Before movie houses, concerts and other modern-day outdoor entertainment venues became widespread, people usually only had the circus and carnival to look forward to in giving them a wonderful family experience.
In our circle, especially in Texas, we loved the traveling carnivals.
There is another Carnie act that is gaining a lot of attention and popularity only it has come to the wrestling ring with a supreme entertainer who would make P.T. Barnum proud.
Her name is Roxy Rouge.
Sometimes she has entered the ring on stilts.
This curvy beauty can sure stand tall.
New to the ring with experience of less than 6 years, she has earned the nicknames of Lady Of The Midway and The Carnival Queen.
She can answer a challenge, with no real challenge, on her opponent’s part.
Boy does she put on a show. We love her often bright red costumes and makeup too.
Her resume reads like a P.T. Barnum Carnie character list with lipstick.
Some of her battles have taken place against Shotzi Blackheart, Aria Blake, Kamilla Kaine, Kikyo, Leva Bates, Mia Yim, Kaci Lennox, Miss Hannah, Chelsea Durdin and others.
Her snatching a title away from the then champion Anna Diaz is priceless.
Battling it out with Chelsea Durden was a back and forth barn blazer until Roxy went carnival lights out on the tall brunette.
While they last on YouTube here are some video gems:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1ceAHnU2OE vs Kamilla Kaine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90vfOjxUW0g vs shapely Kikyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0mTxBWSI_g vs Shotzi Blackheart.
Ladies and gentlemen? This is proof that professional women’s wrestling is the greatest show on earth with Roxy Rouge as the Ring Master.
Part of the excitement of Roxy’s match is her skilled acrobatic moves and ability. This emanates in part from spending 12 years training and participating in gymnastics. She is an exceptional contortionist as well.
How did she get started in the carnie female wrestling biz?
Once a male friend who was a wrestler asked to attend one of his shows, she agreed and absolutely loved it.
She was instantly hooked.
We love talking about Roxy’s roots.
Her home promotion is Real Pro Wrestling in Fort Myers, Florida.
It has grown rapidly in recent years. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,298 and in 2016 was estimated at 77,146.
Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida. The winter estates of Thomas Edison (“Seminole Lodge”) and Henry Ford (“The Mangoes”) are major attractions.
Wonderful. Sounds like a fantastic place to visit.
We have agreement with that thinking in high places. At visitflorida.com they welcome, “Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping – and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders.
You and your family can experience one-on-one natural encounters, play on top-notch Fort Myers beaches and treat yourselves to endless family-friendly attractions, restaurants and resorts in Fort Myers and surrounding areas along southwest Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast. And don’t miss the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates.
Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers, next door to Edison, his mentor. Now, both estates serve as museums that honor their founders and remind all of us about what they overcame and what they accomplished.”
Roxy resides in a historic, relaxing and vibrant part of the world.
Speaking of history, let’s briefly visit Roxy’s birthplace of Coventry, Connecticut.
The population was 12,435 at the 2010 census.
We receive a very warm welcome at coventryct.org. They smile, “Historic Coventry is the Gateway to Northeast Connecticut’s Quiet Corner. Spread over 37 square miles of woods and old farmlands, our town of 12,500 offers historic sites, herb farms and shops, antique and specialty shops, public beaches and a state boat launch on Lake Wangumbaug, good places to eat, and several cozy bed-and-breakfast inns.”
Coventry was incorporated in May 1712.
We want to delve more into the history of the city. There is so much there.
They continue, “Coventry is the birthplace of Nathan Hale, whose patriotism during the American Revolution distinguishes him as Connecticut’s official state hero. Visitors from around the world enjoy the Nathan Hale Homestead, an operating museum on the history of the Hale family. Coventry is the home of the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife and Drums, which performs throughout the East Coast and holds a Colonial Encampment and Muster at the Hale Homestead each July. Other annual events held at the homestead include Captain Hale’s birthday party, walking tours, lantern tours, and corn maze adventures.”
We would love to go.
Almost as much as we love watching Roxy bring her carnival act of energetic wonders to the wrestling ring.
There is something about the magic of the Indie circuit that seems to retain at some of that exuberant carnival atmosphere.
Roxy loves that too.
In her interview with wrestlingjunkies.wixsite.com, when asked about the enjoyment of working the Indy circuit she replied, “Indy promotions are all over the country, and are often run by people I’ve met working other promotions. Gives you the opportunity to travel and make friends/connections everywhere. It’s a whole community and I love it. Ring-wise it gives you an opportunity to do things you normally wouldn’t and experiment.”
Experiment is the operative word.
It is the essence of the carnival experience.
That experiment continues to produce dividends as the carnival shows on television and at the box office has taught us.
Roxy’s entertainment is life and real.
Just like a real carnival.
Which raises a question. What is the difference between a carnival and a circus?
At the informative site differencebetween.com they explain, “Circus refers to an event by a group of professional entertainers comprised of jugglers, acrobats, stuntmen and clowns who usually travel from state to state in order to gain popularity in a wide range of locations. They often have trained animals as well as enticing props that can grab the attention of the audience and provide entertainment. A circus is usually held inside a large circular tent or ring set up outdoors.
Carnival is a festival that is held in tribute of a particular religious, historical or cultural figure. It involves a lot of amusement rides, stalls that sell toys, candies and other attractive trinkets, as well as entertaining shows. A carnival may cover a large space outdoors, in which the crowd can walk along to choose their desired form of entertainment.
A circus is held in a location where all the participating audiences as well as performers are gathered; the main focus of attention of the crowd in general will be at the center of this gathering, where performers can showcase their tricks, stunts and exhibitions on a large space designated for them. On the other hand, a carnival may consist of simultaneous entertainment outlets which the crowd can choose at their own will. A circus is held on a date scheduled for that particular place that is included in the circus group’s tour, while a carnival is held annually at a fixed date usually as a cultural celebration.”
Very good. We knew there was a difference. We just didn’t know how to explain it.
When it comes to great professional female wrestling entertainment, Roxy Rouge demonstrates it exceptionally well. In terms of her performance in the squared circle compared to many others?
We are entertained.
We can really tell the difference.
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