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Akron Ohio Session Girl Ashley, MMA Star With Passion

From the sports world to being the cradle of important American values, the state of Ohio is filled with sensational reasons to pay her a visit.

At the premiere travel site Lonely Planet they say something similar in question form. “All right, time for your Ohio quiz. In the Buckeye State you can:1) buggy-ride through the nation’s largest Amish community; 2) lose your stomach on one of the world’s fastest roller coasters; 3) suck down a dreamy creamy milkshake fresh from a working dairy; or 4) examine a massive, mysterious snake sculpture built into the earth. And the answer is…all of these.”

Okay, minus the rollercoaster experience, we can think of some other reasons to visit Ohio like having a session with a gorgeous Ohio Session Girl.

There is Ashley Gambino. She resides in Akron. Let’s meet her.

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At her wb270.com profile she flexes, “I’m an accomplished Grappler, highly touted, and very popular MMA prospect with plans to one day fight in the UFC! I take video requests with little to no boundaries when it comes to brutality! I do personalized pictures and autographs. We can have a fantasy conversation via text.. If you can afford it I also Travel, Host, and Cook!”

Isn’t she fierce and sexy?

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You can email her at: bigtrapded@gmail.com  

You can also look her up online.  

If you make a decision to session with Ashley there is much more to do to supplement your trip.

The Proponents of Holistic Food Trends of Akron and Canton Ohio

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By Willi Hauselberg 

Ohio has been a leader in the trend to gain greater control of their food resources to build a healthy Ohio food system. Two cities that have embraced this concept of fresh and healthy food are Akron and Canton. Close in proximity, both cities have embraced the riches the local farmers have to offer.

What’s Available In and Around Akron?

Akron Ohio’s food includes a number of holistic and natural food eateries, that take advantage of the area’s natural offerings. Luigi’s Restaurant has been a popular eatery in Akron since 1949. Their commitment to natural ingredients and made from scratch products produce pastas, pizzas, and other Italian food has created a dedicated customer base which has kept this business a popular Akron eatery.

The Local Offerings of Canton Ohio

Angus McIntosh is the owner and chef of the Iris Restaurant located in downtown Canton. At the Iris summer menus include corn chowder made from local corn, salads made from ingredients grown in the area such as watermelon, tomatoes, and mint. The restaurant prides itself on the use of local ingredients and adjusts its menu according to the freshest available products. This is just one example of food in Canton Ohio.

An Area Favorite

Swenson’s Drive In has been a fixture in both the Akron and Canton areas. For over 75 years, Swenson’s has been offering hot fresh and made to order burgers. They use locally grown produce such as tomatoes and offer such popular local favorites as fried beef bologna, pulled pork, and sloppy joes sandwiches.

Growing and Cooking at Home

During the summer months, many home gardeners in Akron and Canton grow produce and can their harvests for the long Ohio winters. For cooking spices, many locals grow their own, buy from one of the local or organic markets or visit Penzey’s Spices in Cleveland. The drive is long but many local cooks enjoy the quality of the hand ground spices and the variety of blend choices ranging from Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian to American.

See What’s Available In Your Area

You don’t have to live in Akron or Canton to enjoy fresh produce and meats and cheeses. Do a little research and you can find the best areas near you for what you’re looking for!

The author of this article knows the fact that Akron Ohio’s food has many specialties. The author has explained a lot about food in Canton Ohio and Akron Ohio’s food> in the articles.

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Martial Arts Heroines

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Co-Author: Kephrira B

During the fifth and sixth centuries, Zen Buddhist monks and nuns brought from India to China yoga and Indian fist-fighting techniques similar to modern karate. These fighting techniques came in handy in war-torn China. Indeed, learning to fight was as common as learning to cook or pour tea. Survival for men, women, and even children hinged on their ability to protect themselves. Those who excelled became notable warriors.

Thirteen-year-old Shuen Guan is a perfect example. Her ability to fight with swords, spears, and even her bare hands earned her the nickname “Little Tigress.” According to one legend, she saved her town from an attack by bandits by fighting her way through the attackers and returning with a neighboring general and his troops. Her heroic deeds were eventually honored by the emperor of China.

But not everyone could be as multi-talented as Shuen Guan. Specialization had a definite place in war-torn China. After learning a basic fighting skill, the tendency was to add moves and techniques to suit a particular ability or body type. For one woman named Ng Mui that meant redirecting her punches from the midsection of an attacker to the head, and throwing kicks to the lower legs.

Specialization enabled people to become masters of their own styles. Mui was so proficient at her style that to prove its effectiveness, she demonstrated her moves on martial arts masters themselves, who quickly came to realize that her methods would work as well for them as they did for her.

That Mui was a woman is impressive enough. But what makes her extraordinary to martial arts students who practice her style today is the fact mat she was a Buddhist nun! She came from a Shaolin monastery in southern China during the Ching Dynasty.

One of Ng Mui’s students, Yim Wing Chun, carried on this style after Mui’s death. Eventually, this system became known as Wing Chun kung fu.

Interestingly, though developed for a woman, Wing Chun kung fu became the style of choice among many men. In fact, this style of kung fu grew stronger in popularity as the centuries rolled by, and became the preferred style of the late martial artist-turned-actor Bruce Lee, who introduced and popularized this style in the West in the 1960s and 70s. For those too young to remember, visit any video store where you’ll find a wide selection of Bruce Lee movies. Though as grade B as a movie can get, they’re worthwhile watching just to observe Lee’s extraordinary athletic abilities.

Judo, too, has some distinctly female roots. While kung fu grew out of China, judo has its roots in the fighting systems of feudal Japan, which from the tenth to the eighteenth centuries found itself awash in samurais-highly skilled fighters who, often on horseback, battled with bows and arrows, swords, and spears.

In the early part of this period, samurai women shared the battlefield with men-and occasionally commanded them. These martial matriarchs were often trained in the use of weapons, especially spears and small daggers.

One of the favored weapons among samurai on horseback was the naginata, a long pole, from five to nine feet, with a sword at the end. Occasionally called “the woman’s spear,” the naginata was the weapon of choice for Itagaki, a female general in charge of three-thousand warriors in 1199. Her expertise and courage supposedly inspired her troops and shamed the enemy.

Another famous woman warrior of the same period was Tomoe. The name means “circular” or “turning,” and was probably given to her because of her mastery of the naginata, which is used by making circular movements.

Woman warriors continued to fight up until one of the last civil wars in Japan. In 1877, a battle was fought with a group of 500 women in its ranks. These women, armed with naginatas, fought against Japanese government troops. Unfortunately, their skills were no match against the guns carried by their opponents.

If you were lucky enough to be a female born into a ninja family, chances are you would be taught, along with your brother if you had one, starting at the age of five or six, to be a superior athlete. By the age of twelve or thirteen, you might move on to weapons training.

Ninja were latter-day James Bonds: super-agents who were not only superior fighters, but masters at disguise. Men often dressed as women, and vice versa.

In the mid- to late 1800s, as there became less of a need for samurai, women’s influence in the martial arts declined. Unless women came from a military family, it was considered scandalous for them to train alongside men in martial arts schools. If any training went on, it was done in private.

Scandalous or not, many women wanted to practice a martial art, and did. In 1893, Sueko Ashiya became the first women student of Jigoro Kano, who founded judo in Japan. Soon after he took on Ashiya, Kano began teaching his wife, daughter, and their female friends.

In the mid-1920s, Kano opened a women’s section of his school so his female students could train in a proper environment. Though a major breakthrough that guaranteed many women the opportunity to train, Japanese women today still train only in the women’s section, and except for special situations are not allowed to train with men.

But don’t think that old habits die hard only in the Orient. Up until about 1976, the belts worn by female judo martial artists had to have a white stripe running down the middle if the women wanted to compete in national competitions. The ruling was changed, however, thanks to a few determined women who demonstrated their disapproval of the rule by fighting in competitions wearing only white belts, refusing to wear a colored belt with a stripe in it.

Consider another rule that prevented women from achieving the same rank as men. Kano’s original school prohibited black belt women from being promoted higher than fifth dan, while men could go as high as twelfth dan. In 1972 the school received letters from women all over the world protesting this rule and asking the school to promote one of its leading female students, Keiko Fukuda, who had received her fifth-degree black belt in 1953. The letter-writing campaign worked, and Fukuda became the first woman sixth dan in the world-almost twenty years after becoming a. fifth dan.

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Karate also never traditionally distinguished between male and female. Karate originated in Okinawa as a defense against Japanese invaders who stripped the natives of their weapons. In addition to using their hands and feet, Okinawans utilized farm tools to attack their oppressors. Women and men would practice their skills alone in the forests or fields using sickles or bamboo polls. Eventually, even a harmless-looking farm woman reaping her crops became a force to contend with.

Sport karate became increasingly popular and widespread in the 1940s. While competition was originally limited primarily to men, women now compete in both sparring and kata tournaments. There are even some mixed forms competitions, and occasionally mixed sparring between men and women.

Today, notable female martial artists can be found in every style of martial art-from kick boxer Kathy Long to karate champion Cynthia Rothrock. These women, and others like them, are the modern-day equivalents of the women warriors of centuries ago. Their determination to carve a niche for themselves in this sport is a shining example to every female martial artist.

Dean Walsh writes for a street self defense blog which includes many articles on self defense for women [http://www.street-fighting-techniques.info/category/self-defense-for-women/] and is also involved in several other martial arts websites such as this Fight Video [http://www.onlinefightvideo.com] blog featuring competition footage from all of the main combat sports.

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Clara Mortenson Legend

With skills and a ring moxie developed over time at a very young age, under 25, Clara Mortenson rose very quickly to the top of the lady pro wrestling world.

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The great information industry site onlineworldofwrestling.com provides us with Clara’s resume. We’ll focus on the highlights.

  • July 18, 1925: A 7-year-old Clara Mortenson made her wrestling debut in a match against her brother Leo Mortenson.
  • The match was set up by their father, Mart Mortenson, who was also a professional wrestler in Portland, Oregon.
  • Clara Mortenson would also be trained by her manager Bluebeard Bill Lewis.
  • 1932: Clara Mortenson was billed as Women’s World Champion after defeating Barbara Ware.
  • January 28, 1937: Mildred Burke defeated Clara Mortenson to become Women’s World Champion ending a 5 year reign.
  • February 11, 1937: Clara Mortenson defeated Mildred Burke to become a two time Women’s World Champion.
  • May 3, 1937: Clara Mortensen defeated Betty McGee in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • June 29, 1937: Clara Mortensen defeated rival Rita Martinez in San Francisco, Florida.
  • July 2, 1937: Clara Mortensen defeated Mexican Women’s Champion Rita Martinez in Oakland, California.
  • July 13, 1937: Clara Mortensen defeated Mary Davis in San Francisco, Florida…
  • November 1, 1937: Clara Mortenson defeated Maria Gardini after an airplane spin…
  • April 12, 1939: Clara Mortenson defeated Mildred White…
  • Clara Mortenson would remain a contender to Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke for a number of years.
  • Clara Mortenson retired and became a Hollywood actress and starred in the movie “Racket Girls” in 1951.
  • 1951: Clara Mortenson starred in “Pin-Down Girls,” another movie inspired by and about women’s wrestling.
  • 1952: Maria Bernardi won a Tournament lastly defeating Clara Mortenson to become the Women’s World Champion.
  • Clara Mortenson was one the first honorees by the Cauliflower Alley Club.

That my friends is quite a resume. We’ve seen her name spelled Mortonson and Mortonsen. Our favorite information source Wkimedia spelled her name Mortonson, so we’ll go with that.

Her matches caught global attention.

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She certainly made important foot prints in the sand.

At the informative site texasarchive.org they proclaim, “Clara Mortenson, champion woman wrestler, and challenger Dolores Gonzales, meet in a grudge fight that rapidly makes male wrestling toughness look sissified. The girls throw everything they’ve got into a knockdown mat battle.” [From original Universal Newsreel content sheet]

Clara temporarily became a movie star.

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The film was entitled Racket Girls (also called Blonde Pickup and Pin Down Girls), an American crime film, directed by Robert C. Dertano and released in 1951 by Screen Classics.

The film also features real-life wrestlers Peaches Page and Rita Martinez (champion of Mexico).

It’s another part of Clara’s young life that helps place perspective on all of our lives.

So much of our life’s pathway are like foot prints in the sand on a clear and calm day. For the moment they are the most prominent imprints on the beach. It’s like little else matters.

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You know that it is not going to last forever but as you are there, you hope beyond hope, at least some of it does.

For most of us it doesn’t.

Soon the wind, waves and time wash it away completely as though, it (we) were never there.

Future generations don’t see or think about it unless something in the present is of note to bring it to their attention.

Very sad when you think about it.

The high school that Clara attended no longer exists.

Once it was one of the more prominent high schools in Seattle, Washington. During Clara’s time, it was as though it would last forever. The moments, the passions, the memories have faded like foot prints in the sand.

The high school that Clara attended was Broadway High.

Let’s walk back in time to when it was alive and so important.

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What will help is if you listen to the magnificent Stevie Wonder’s 1964 classic hit, Castles In The Sand.

Here are the lyrics found at azlyrics.com:

On the beach where young lovers meet
You can see them there as they sit and build
Castles in the sand

Heavenly she’s so heavenly
When she smiles at you
And she helps you build castles in the sand

The time comes when you stop pretending
For all dreams must come to an ending
Remember what happens to castles of sand
The sea will wash them away

Oh
And the beach where they used to meet
By the sand and sea waves have washed away

Castles in the sand
Castles in the sand
Where did they go
Castles in the sand
Tell me, where did they go
Castles in the sand
I wanna know where did they go

Here is the link while it lasts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjQCwGHTEUE

The respected historical source historylink.org shares, “In 1902, Broadway High School opens (as Seattle High School) on Capitol Hill on the corner of Broadway and E Pine Street. It is Seattle’s first building specifically constructed as a high school. The architects are William E. Boone and J. M. Corner. The building is controversial for its large size and location (then remote from downtown) but within a year is filled to capacity. The 1903 class has 103 graduates, the largest graduating class in the history of Seattle. Today a remnant of the building is incorporated into Seattle Central Community College’s Broadway Performance Hall.

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Seven years after it opened in 1902, Seattle High School was renamed for the avenue it faced (Broadway). At first students from everywhere ­from Bothell to Broadway ­ came to the city’s first dedicated high school. But with the1907 opening of a second high school, Lincoln in the Wallingford neighborhood, the name was changed. Broadway High was a remarkably busy place, and distinguished for its mix of classes and races.

During the 1930s, Broadway High School also became a self-help center for learning skills to make it through the Great Depression.

In the early years of the high school, students participated in a mandolin club, a girls’ basketball team, several debate teams, and a football team that competed unsuccessfully against the University of Washington.

In 1966, Seattle Community College purchased the old stone plant for its central branch. In the summer of 1974 wreckers razed most of it. Only the school’s auditorium was saved and a selection of large stones salvaged from the front entrance on Broadway. These were used in a new façade for the renamed Broadway Performance Hall, which remains an important cultural venue for Capitol Hill arts and lectures.”

Sources indicate they still have high school reunions.

Did you know any of that?

Once so important, now mostly part of the sand, washed away by the sea.

During Clara’s time in the ring she certainly made important foot prints that lasted beyond the conventional norm.

As long as civilization exists and we women’s wrestling fans pass our information on to the next generation, Clara Mortenson’s Castles In The Sand will majestically stand as a testament to a great Female Wrestling Champion.

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Judy Martin, Scary Good

It’s never wise to know the secrets of scary people, because after all, they might find out that you know and then you can’t seem to get rid of them before they get rid of you.

You know what I mean?

Such was the case in the eerie and disturbing film Cape Fear.

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The film is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Juliette Lewis, and features cameos from Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, and Martin Balsam, who all appeared in the 1962 original film.

The film tells the story of a convicted rapist who, using mostly his newfound knowledge of the law and its numerous loopholes, seeks vengeance against a former public defender whom he blames for his 14-year imprisonment due to purposefully faulty defense tactics used during his trial.

When it comes to women’s wrestling, the super star Judy Martin qualified as scary people.

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I’m not at the point where I’d feel safe in a house alone. I would be really scared. I’m the kind of person that when I get up to go use the bathroom I have this big long hallway, and I just know someone’s going to jump out and get me.…..Britney Spears

How many times did she apply extra pain to her opponents and seemed to absolutely love it?

Some of the newer lady pros seemed to be genuinely terrified of her.

Every scary person seems to have an alias. How many villains actually use their name in real life?

She was born Judy Hardee. Ms. Martin (yes it’s important to be very polite) is a former WWF Women’s Tag Team Champion. She held the title with partner Leilani Kai as The Glamour Girls. The Glamour Girls also held the LPWA Tag Team titles.

Judy first learned about women’s wrestling after approaching wrestlers Blackjack Mulligan and Dick Murdoch after a match in South Carolina.

In 1978, she began training with The Fabulous Moolah (another scary wrestler), Joyce Grable and Leilani Kai. Her brilliant career began with her touring Japan.

In 1981, Judy Martin competed in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF)’s women’s tag-team division, original partnering with Candy Malloy.

Judy and Leilani were awarded the WWF Women’s Tag Team Championship from champions Velvet McIntyre and Desiree Petersen in 1985. After touring on the independent circuit and Japan for a few years, Martin and Kai returned to the WWF, repackaged as the platinum haired The Glamour Girls.

Partnering with Leilani, her feuds with the sensuous, curvy Jumping Bomb Angels of Japan were entertaining, erotic and energetic.

Here are some of her accomplishments and titles:

In 1989, Judy wrestled Rockin’ Robin for the WWF Women’s Championship at the Royal Rumble. She continued to challenge Robin for approximately six months, until the WWF phased out the women’s division.

Many felt that was a mistake after some time afterwards, the world of the lady pros as we knew it was gone and the new world of the Divas, which many old school fans have no interest in, replaced Judy’s world.

Frightening as she was, Judy was actually known for being a great jobber in singles matches but a champion in the tag team world.

Unfortunately many of us have to leave the wonderful counter culture fantasy world or supreme imagination, global travel, cheering crowds, television, fascinating people and unforgettable memories and come back into the so called real world.

After her retirement, Martin worked in law enforcement and then transcribed medical records.

Our Glamour girl is from Columbia, South Carolina.

Let’s take a gentle stroll there.

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Columbia is the capital of and largest city in South Carolina, with a population of 129,272 as of the 2010 United States Census. As of July 1, 2013, the city’s population was estimated to be 133,358 (U.S. Census Bureau, July 2014 release).

Columbia has wonderful parks and their informative city site columbiasc.net invites you to visit. “Whether you live in the City, are neighbors to us in the great state of South Carolina or are just visiting, we invite you to take advantage of the great services we provide, the beautiful parks we maintain and all the wonderful indoor and outdoor activities we offer, from golf and tennis to swimming and recreation league play.”

Then there is the food of course.

They continue, “Eating in the South is a way of life, and Columbia does it well. From Southern comfort foods to trendy food truck fare, there are many unique dining options throughout the region. Make your choice of meals and entertainment from fine dining, locally owned eateries, national franchises, lively cafes — or even a diner as seen on TV on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives” with celebrity chef Guy Fieri.”

Even Mayor Stephen Benjamin can hardly contain his excitement about Columbia. He smiles, “Whether I’m walking down Main Street, kayaking down the Saluda River or having a conversation over coffee with a city resident, I am constantly reminded that Columbia is truly a special place.

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Columbia is home to multiple colleges and universities, marquee destinations like Riverbanks Zoo and the South’s largest children’s museum, EdVenture, and our nation’s premier Army training facility at Ft. Jackson. We are a city of creativity, a city of excitement and a city of promise.”

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The educational site history.com adds, “Today, South Carolina coastline near Myrtle Beach has developed into one of the premiere resort destinations on the East Coast, and has over 100 golf courses. Famous South Carolinians include musicians James Brown, Chubby Checker and Dizzy Gillespie, novelist Pat Conroy, boxer Joe Frazier, tennis champion Althea Gibson, politician Jesse Jackson and long-serving U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond.

It seems Columbia should be on all of our to do and to see list sooner than later.

The global travel site lonelyplanet.com agrees, “Moss-draped oaks. Stately mansions. Wide beaches. Rolling mountains. And an ornery streak as old as the state itself. From the silvery sands of the Atlantic Coast, the state climbs westward from the Coastal Plain across the Piedmont and up into the Blue Ridge Mountains. Most travelers stick to the coast, with its splendid antebellum cities and palm-tree-studded beaches. But the interior has a wealth of sleepy old towns, wild and undeveloped state parks and spooky black-water swamps.”

“Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.”…..Niccolò Machiavelli

Given the region which helped shaped Judy, no wonder she created a Lady Pro Wrestling History that will long remembered.

In her interview with the respected industry site slam.canoe.com when asked why she decided to wrestle she laughed and emphasized that she didn’t want to work an 8-5 job (who does?).

She wanted something different.

We as fans are glad that she did because she certainly found her calling.

Intense, energetic, creative, workman like, touch and sometimes…….scary; Judy Martin helped shaped how we will always view the former world of the Lady Pros with deep appreciation.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

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Classic Sandy Partlow

Powerfully compact, ring savvy, feminine and beautifully shaped, Sandy Partlow helped shape the lady pro wrestling game primarily during the 1970s and 80s.

If you were a fan during the time, so many of her matches are memorable.

We’ll start with one where we expected her to lose against a talented, 165 lb. Wendy Richter who pranced in her cowgirl boots and hats confident of victory. Wendy started pounding Sandy even before the opening bell would stop ringing and for several minutes she brutalized Sandy with back breakers, body slams and one attempted pin after another.

Like she so often did in other matches, Sandy would somehow manage to escape.

Sandy was the epitome of being tenacious.

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She finally waited for an opening after Wendy threw her rubber band style into the ropes expecting Sandy to bounce off but instead Sandy held on the ropes, Wendy’s drop kick missed and Sandy seized the opportunity to roll Wendy up in a final pin.

When she faced the gorgeous tall blonde Kandi Malloy beautifully decked out in a white bathing suit, you knew immediately this was Sandy’s to win.

Beautiful Kandi Malloy – ( Pinterest.com photo )

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Though Kandi had her moments, through dirty tactics Sandy dominated her earl, middle and late. It wasn’t long before she rolled Kandi up in a pin.

“When it comes to the application to life of existing laws and morals, woman, because of her willing receptiveness, her elasticity and adaptability combined with her power of tenacious retention, has exerted an influence, the value of which is too vast to be measured.”…… Ellen Key

Sandy first trained in 1969 at the Kansas City Athletic Club with promoter Bob Geigel & Betty Nicoli.

In terms of world events, 1969 was a special year.

Woodstock attracts more than 350,000 rock-n-roll fans, 250,000 march on Washington in protest at the Vietnam War, the very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made from Vietnam, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is established, the Chappaquiddick affair involving Senator Edward Kennedy driving a car plunges into a pond on July 25th and a body of a woman passenger is later found in the car.

Woodstock (Wikimedia photo)

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Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder five people, Wal-Mart incorporates as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Bell Bottom Jeans and tie-dye shirts become part of the teenage fashion scene, Sesame Street debuts on Public Television, ” In The Year 2525 ” by Zager and Evans is a huge hit, the Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records and the Beatles release their album Abbey Road. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the epitome of the American muscle car is introduced.

What a year.

Brandi Wine, Jean Antone, Betty Nicoli, Princess Jasmine, Betty Torres, Karen Harrington and Joyce Grable were some of the stars that she engaged during her ring tenure.

“The tenacious character I’ve possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice.”… Koichi Tanaka

Our classic star traveled all over the United States and virtually all of Canada having Jean Antone for a mentor who taught her how to apply the dirty tactics and she worked with the legendary Cora Combs as well.

She wrestled for many companies early and late in her career even doing a special video against the next generation of female wrestlers. In the 1970’s she also competed in the famous Mildred Burke’s gym.

Let’s briefly travel to Sandy’s birthplace of Kansas City Missouri.

Kansas City Downtown – Wikimedia Photo

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Kansas City is the largest city, and second largest metropolitan area, in the state of Missouri. It is the 37th–largest city by population in the United States and the 23rd–largest by area.

Sitting on Missouri’s western border, with downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, the modern city encompasses 316 square miles.

Since its inception in 1857, City Market has been one of the largest and most enduring public farmers’ markets in the American Midwest, linking growers and small businesses to the community. More than 30 full-time merchants operate year-round and offer specialty foods, fresh meats and seafood, restaurants and cafes, floral, home accessories and more.

The respected travel site lonelyplanet.com expressed, “Famed for its barbecues (100-plus joints smoke it up), fountains (more than 200; on par with Rome) and jazz, Kansas City is a don’t-miss Great Plains highlight. Attractive neighborhoods jostle for your attention, and you can easily run aground for several days as you enjoy the local vibe.”

Do you remember what was happening in the Kansas City sports world back in 1969 when Sandy first began to wrestle?

The 1969 Kansas City Chiefs season resulted in an 11–3 record and a 23–7 victory in Super Bowl IV over the NFL’s heavily favored Minnesota Vikings.

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The team beat their rivals, the Oakland Raiders in the final AFL Championship Game, claiming their third AFL Championship in franchise history. The Chiefs were coached by Hank Stram, led by quarterback Len Dawson and a powerful defense led by Bobby Bell, Willie “Contact” Lanier, Buck Buchanan and Curley Culp.

The Chiefs’ defense became the fourth defense in the history of pro football to lead its league in fewest rushing yards, fewest passing yards and fewest total yards. The Chiefs were the second AFL team to win the Super Bowl and last AFL team to do so before the AFL-NFL Merger in the following season.

Sandy emerged during an important time in American history.

“You need to believe in yourself and what you do. Be tenacious and genuine.”… Christian Louboutin

In terms of her future, Sandy loves spending time with her daughter and is an avid lover of horses. In her interview online with Mr. Greg Oliver at Slam Canoe wrestling, she relates that she has no real regrets and really loved her wrestling career.

We loved her career as well.

Determined, entertaining and tenacious, Sandy Partlow is one of the many reasons why we will always cherish the old school, full bathing suit, glory days of lady pro women’s wrestling.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2010/11/05/15987906.html

http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/bios/s/sandy-partlow/

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http://prowrestling.wikia.com/wiki/Sandy_Partlow/Image_gallery

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http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/bios/s/sandy-partlow/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/great-plains/kansas-city

 

Wrestling At The Chase

It was known as the Fight of the Century.

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The Fight of the Century is the title boxing writers and historians have given to the boxing match between champion Joe Frazier (26–0, 23 KOs) and challenger Muhammad Ali (31–0, 25 KOs), held on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Frazier won in 15 rounds via unanimous decision. It was first time that two undefeated boxers fought each other for the heavyweight title.

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The Madison Square Garden has been home to some of the biggest, baddest and greatest boxing matches that have ever existed.

Wrestling at The Chase in St. Louis, Missouri was home to some of the biggest, baddest and greatest women’s wrestling matches that were ever presented.

Initially, the matches were broadcast live on Saturday nights and repeated traditionally on Sunday mornings.

This production method was later replaced by a live-to-tape system, meaning that while the performances were taped for later broadcast, they were shot entirely in one take as if airing live, so that no allowances were made for unforeseen or unscripted developments or events.

What made it so special was that there was such a dearth of beautiful professional women’s wrestling in the 1960s and 70s, fans hungered for every taste that the brilliant production would share.

CHASE PLAZA HOTEL ST. LOUIS

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This majestic event was the invention of Sam Muchnick, who was president of the St. Louis Wrestling Club, along with Mr. Harold Koplar who owned KPLR and the old Chase Park Plaza Hotel. The two were together on an airplane in 1958 and wondered how they could put men and women’s pro wrestling into St. Louis area homes.

The original series began on May 23, 1959 and ran until September 10, 1983.

Although the St. Louis Wrestling Club began by taping one show at a time, they began taping three shows at a time on Sunday mornings in the early 1970s. Admission to the tapings was free, and the room in which the matches took place seated 900 fans.

Joe Garagiola was the initial play-by-play commentator. When he left in 1963, Don Cunningham took his place. The following year, Mr. Cunningham died, and was replaced with George Abel. He was joined in 1972 by Larry Matysik, who at the time, was also a part-time police officer in Belleville, Illinois. Ring announcers included John Curley, Eddie Gromacki and Joe Garagiola’s brother Mickey Garagiola.

KPLR ended its relationship with the St. Louis Wrestling Club in September 1983 and ended that version of Wrestling at the Chase.

The station made a deal by which the WWF would produce its wrestling related programming.

On December 27, 1983 and January 16, 1984, the WWF held TV tapings at the Chase Park Hotel which were turned into several episodes of Wrestling at the Chase which began airing in 1984. The first of these shows featured the first WWF appearance of Gene Okerlund and the first Hulk Hogan WWF match after his departure from the AWA.

Some of the women’s wrestling matches were unforgettable.

Wendy Richter vs Sandy Partlow. Wendy battered Sandy from the ringing of the opening bell but couldn’t finish her off. This was when Wendy was new and had ample shapely baby fat. Super sexy. Sandy played possum and eventually out foxed Wendy for the pin.

Early Dawn

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Brenda Hoffman vs Marie LaVerne. Marie should have been the heavy favorite in this one since she had battled against the likes of Canadian super star Vivian Vachon and a journey woman in Early Dawn. That being said, newbie Brenda Hoffman and her beautiful strong legs gave Marie all that she could handle and Marie had to eventually trick her into a pin. Marie was super sexy in her usual light powder blue bathing suit and bare feet while Brenda was gorgeous in a light green and black floral bathing suit.

Kandi Malloy

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Kandi Malloy vs Sand Partlow. Sandy Partlow dressed in bright green was the favorite and the villain and she played both roles very well. Kandi Malloy from Greenville, South Carolina is incredibly shapely and sexy in a white bathing suit and though taller than Sandy, was no match. Give her credit as she had her moments but mostly Sandy had her way with the gorgeous Southern Belle.

Della Coper vs Leilani Kai. Someone please call 911! Fast! Della Cooper is in trouble from the beginning, during the middle and absolutely at the end.

It was so bad that the announcer admitted she looked worse for wear after the Hawaiian Princess was finished with her. Arm twists, body flips and a good pounding describes this one. At one point lovely blonde Della could barely stand as her hair and mind were frazzled and all over the place. Didn’t see Della wrestle much after this and I think we can all guess why.

Joyce Grable vs Suzette Ferreira. There is nothing sexier than two feminine shapely women like Joyce and Suzette adorned in bathing suits and ready for battle. Suzette tried to make a fight of this one including some dirty tactics but Joyce was having none of it. The roll up folding pin at the end is priceless.

We say all of this because Wrestling At The Chase will always hold some special memories since that type of super sexy and simple female pro wrestling is virtually gone.

During the snail mail days, these great tapes and other female matches from that era were available through a true gentleman and very down to earth guy named Manzerman.

Remember him?

Here is a blast from the past.

“I have one of the largest collections of Women’s pro wrestling videos to be found ANYWHERE. Tapes from the fifties to present, representing virtually every wrestling promotion on the books. This also includes GLOW, POWW, and other independent women’s wrestling organizations.

My tape list is comprehensive and informative, as the match listings and descriptions also make good reading, taking you on a video history of women’s professional wrestling. Everything from June Byers, Mildred Burke, Fabulous Moolah, Wendi Richter to Madusa, Sherri, Luna, and oh yes, the sexy, sexy Jacqueline. I have hundreds and hundreds of lady wrestlers on video.”

His catalog was to die for.

Tributes lend meaning to our lives and Wrestling At The Chase deserves theirs.

It was consistently one of the highest rated television shows in St. Louis. Among St. Louis-based shows, it was third behind the local news and St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. The show often had over 100,000 viewers per episode.

It is considered one of the pro wrestling industry’s most historic programs.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/t-netz.wrestling.wwf/Qy7krbgk4K0

http://www.loti.com/manzerman

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Debbie Malenko Briefly

Some of her best tag team partner’s names were Sakie Hasegawa, Aja Kong, Manami Toyota, Takako Inoue, Minami Suzuka, Devil Masami among others from Nippon.

This should make it easy to guess what city she is from.

Tokyo? Kyoto? Kobe?

No and you’re not even close. Oceans away as a matter of fact.

Try Orlando, Florida.

Debbie Malenko is her name and wrestling in Japan was her game.

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She wrestled from 1990 to 1993 before a serious injury ended her career but given her beauty and talent, we sure wished she could have wrestled longer. While she was in the squared circle, she certainly made it count and we’ll always remember her for it.

The informative wrestling site women-wrestling.org speaks to this. “Debbie Malenko may not have had a long or successful professional wrestling career on US soil, but she was without a doubt one of the most successful American female wrestlers in Japan. To this day, she is the only American to have captured the All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling singles title, in addition to the AJW Tag Team Championship.

The respected grappling site wrestlezone.com shares, “Debbie Killian, is perhaps the best American woman wrestler to ever work full time in Japan when she competed as Debbie Malenko.

Debbie Malenko was trained at the Malenko School of wrestling in Florida and originally went by the name Debbie Drake. When she went to Japan, they let her use the Malenko name because she was such a great worker.”

I have always viewed my role as a sort of ambassador or bridge between groups to help provide a dialog……..Joichi Ito

Great reputation indeed.

This writer’s first memory of Debbie was watching her on a Japanese VHS tape that I had rented from a Japanese video store. She was standing with her partner during the interview and I was amazed at how young she looked and very polite and laid back. No over the top character here. She wrestled well and her team won their match that evening which against the acrobatic and fierce Japanese girls was quite an accomplishment.

Debbie made her professional wrestling debut on August 9, 1990, for Professional Wrestling Federation, taking on AJ Watson as Debbie Drake in a losing effort. Later in September of the same year, she improved and defeated AJ Watson in a match for the same promotion.

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Women-wrestling.org adds, “On March 17, 1991, she made her All-Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling debut, teaming up with Mariko Joshida to defeat Sakie Hasegawa and Mayumi Ozaki. In AJW, she competed against the cream of the crop of the ladies professional wrestling world of the time, taking part in both the 1991 and 1992 Japan Grand Prix Tournaments. Sakie Hasegawa became her more or less regular tag team partner, but she also teamed with the great Manami Toyota and Kyoko Inoue.”

Her potential brilliant career ended abruptly on March 11, 1993, in a tag team bout when she partnered with Sakie Hasegawa against Toshiyo Yamada and Manami Toyota.
During the heat of battle, Debbie took a top-rope plancha from Toyota standing on the outside of the ring. Her foot apparently got tangled up in some TV cables and as her opponent landed on her, she suffered a horrific, career-ending ankle injury.
Debbie was only 22.

Our star was a great ambassador to Japan and what better vehicle to bring two different cultures together other than food.

Unfortunately the world is what it is now. People don’t get along for whatever reason. As professional athletes, in a way we’re almost ambassadors for peace, because sports brings everyone together.

Venus Williams

Let’s travel to Orlando, Florida but this time instead of focusing on all of the wonderful tourist attractions which are a plenty, why don’t we follow in Debbie’s footsteps and eat Japanese. That’s right. Let’s eat Japanese in Orlando.

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There are many great Japanese restaurants there so for our purposes here, why don’t we look at two that will make your taste buds expand.

Here’s a well-received restaurant and they are happy to speak to us before bowing. “Welcome to Shin Japanese Cuisine. We opened in 2007 and are located downtown Orlando. Shin is a stylish and trendy avenue to entertain friends, family and colleagues, so come and see for yourself!

Our fun and friendly atmosphere, beautiful presentations, and remarkable flavors of each dish have made Shin an unforgettable experience that inspires our guests to return again and again.”

I feel inspired and apparently others have as well.

Here is what one happy customer had to say. “My wife and I have long been fans of lunch at Shin’s, but dinner was downright amazing. We had the sushi for two and it was wonderful. Not only was the sushi incredibly fresh, but the texture made it divine. We love the crab salad in the California roll, the Rainbow roll was a treat as well.”

Yummy. That’s a great start but I want some more. Don’t you?

It’s easy to admire the artistic approach to their food setting for this sensational Orlando restaurant. “Welcome to Hanamizuki ! We are serving authentic Kyoto Style Food for you. We served many appetizers, Tempura, Sukiyaki, Steaks, Sake, wine and much more!”

Having been to Kyoto twice, a very traditional Japanese city, this cuisine sounds like home away from home.

A happy customer relates at zomato.com, “This is our Orlando treat and destination! Outside of Japan, this is the best Japanese meal I have had. Even simple things like the nori and sushi rice are crafted perfectly. The sashimi is portioned well, all the fish is super fresh and served at a perfect temperature. This is a full on Japanese cuisine experience that should not be passed up. Downside, if you go anywhere else back home, you will know what you are missing!”

For a million reasons, Debbie’s hometown is a great place to visit.

Debbie was a very talented wrestler who helped us appreciate that hard work, politeness, respect and an open mind can open up worlds to all of us.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/223749-update-on-nattie-neidhartwwe-debbie-malenko-to-wwe

http://www.women-wrestling.org/hall_of_fame/debbie-malenko.html

http://prowrestling.wikia.com/wiki/Debbie_Malenko

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http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=1994&page=4

http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/profiles/d/debbie-malenko.php

 

 

 

 

Kay Noble Legend

In a time period of suburban sprawl, gated communities, planned sub-divisions and Mega-Cities, it’s hard to imagine that at one point, America was primarily a very rural society.

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You can see much of it in the songs from the 1950’s and 60’s by artists like Sue Thompson who had many mega-hits including Norman. Today we would call those songs “Country” but back in the day they were simply common place Americana.

Watching lady pro Kay Noble wrassle reminds of that more country roads time period where both girls and boys would go out on the gravel or grass fields and scrap.

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As Kay would circle around in the ring and sometimes spit in her hands and send some beauty sprawling from a Monkey Flip or a Drop Kick, you knew she was one tough cookie.

Legend remains victorious in spite of history.……Sarah Bernhardt

The film Wrestling Queen, starring the shapely Canadian beauty Vivian Vachon in her youth, show cased her battle with Kay Noble in the squared circle that was one rough and tumble affair.

Kay like a true country girl spit in her hands for grip and went back at it often capturing Vivian in painful leg holds. Kay looked athletic and gorgeous in her powder blue bathing suit and full hair style popular in the 1960s.

The fans in the audience were just as much a bunch of characters as the girls in the ring. One fan interviewed described Kay as having dirty tactics. Another passionately exclaimed, “I get excited and I want to jump up into the ring too.”

Both were women.

The foundation of Kay’s wrestling past is based upon respect and great talent.

Mary Charlene Noble (October 15, 1940 – April 27, 2006), known from childhood by her nickname Kay Noble had a career that spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s, during which time she was known for her toughness in the ring.

She worked along well-known female professional wrestlers such as Penny Banner, The Fabulous Moolah, and Gladys Gillem.

During her almost thirty years wrestling, she held the Texas Women’s Championship, Central States Women’s Championship, and AWA World Women’s Championship. She was also honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club in 2001.

Ms. Noble first wanted to become a professional wrestler at age 15 and wanted promoter Gust Karras to help her break into the business. She, however, did not began her professional wrestling career until 1957 at the age 18 after being approached by a promoter in her hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was trained by Laura Martinez and Sonny Myers.

She later helped train male professional wrestler Colonel DeBeers. During her career, she held both the Texas Women’s Championship and Central States Women’s Championship. Throughout her years wrestling, Noble was known for her toughness and strength. She was also a high-flying wrestler.

Her well-known opponents included Penny Banner, The Fabulous Moolah, and Gladys Gillem. In 1963, she won the vacant AWA World Women’s Championship by defeating Kathy Starr in Minnesota, and she held the tile for approximately eight years, losing it to Vivian Vachon in November 1971 in Canada.

She was named WFIA’s “Girl Wrestling of the Year” in 1971.

When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it’s a lot of hard work and patience. You can’t play for five or ten years and be a legend. It takes longer than that.….Burning Spear

Her praises rang out from many corners in the professional wrestling world. The well-researched wrestling site slam.canoe.com expresses, “Kay Noble, one of the greats of women’s wrestling from the 1950s to the early 1980s. Coming in at just 5-foot-7 and 132 pounds at the height of her career, the St. Joseph, Missouri-born Noble was able to look legit whether against the bigger girls or those smaller than her.”

The site quotes Sonny Myers who helped train her. “Kay Noble was a tremendous girl wrestler. She just absolutely was great. She didn’t back up from nothing. If she had a job to do, it was done.”

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The accomplished Pro wrestling Hall of Fame site pwhf.org relates, “Mary Charlene “Kay” Noble weighed only 132 pounds at the peak of her career, but this is one case where you don’t judge a book by its cover.”

The powerful news source the Washington Post printed, “Kay Noble, 65, a gutsy grappler whose fresh-faced femininity and no-holds-barred ferocity in the ring won her an enthusiastic following among professional wrestling fans.

Ms. Noble, who went by Kay Noble-Bell in her retirement years, held the Texas Women’s Championship and the Central States’ Women’s Championship and was the 1971 Girl Wrestler of the Year.

Fans who flocked to grimy small-town arenas and big-city coliseums across North America knew they’d get their money’s worth when she was on the bill, whether tangling with Gladys “Kill ‘Em” Gillem, Lillian “Fabulous Moolah” Ellison, blonde bombshell Penny Banner or a host of other well-known female grapplers during her prime in the 1960s and 1970s.

At 5 feet 7 inches tall and a wiry 132 pounds during the peak of her career, she was tough and extremely agile, friends and former ring foes agreed.”

They add that Ms. Noble loved to dress beautiful clothes outside of the rig even though she played the tough girl inside of it.

Respected by all segments of society, the New York Times added, “Kay Noble, was one of the best-known women in the sport. A native of St. Joseph, Mo., she was known for her toughness in the ring. She began her pro career in 1957 and continued wrestling until the early 1980’s.”

The world’s leader in sports and entertainment, ESPN praised her as well. “For many years, Noble-Bell, who wrestled as Kay Noble, was one of the best-known women in the sport. The St. Joseph, Mo., native, known for her toughness in the ring, began her pro career in 1957 and continued wrestling until the early 1980s.

After retiring, she owned and operated Kay’s Upholstery in Amarillo and worked with children at a local hospital.”

Perhaps we can briefly travel to St. Joseph, Missouri, Kay’s childhood town.

St. Joseph is a city in and the county seat of Buchanan County, Missouri.

It is the principal city of the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Buchanan, Andrew, and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas. As of the 2010 census, St. Joseph had a total population of 76,780, making it the eighth largest city in the state, third largest in Northwest Missouri. The metropolitan area had a population of 127,329 in 2010.

St. Joseph is located on the Missouri River, but is perhaps best known as the starting point of the Pony Express and the death place of Jesse James. St. Joseph is also home to Missouri Western State University.

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The informative site stjomo.com excitedly shares, “Some things you just can’t learn from a history book.  Like seeing where the Pony Express began & Jesse James ended. Today, St. Joseph retains its links to the past while looking toward the future. The city is home to 13 distinctive area museums, 12 annual festivals, amazing architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Kansas City Chiefs Summer Training Camp. You’ll also find great outdoor recreation throughout 48 parks, 26 miles of beautiful Parkway, outdoor concerts, and an arts culture unlike any other.”

Sounds like a great place to re-visit history and enjoy the present.

Some people call me a legend and the last of the greats, and I appreciate it.…..Don Rickles

Sadly Kay at age 65, died of stomach cancer, April 27, 2006 in Amarillo, Texas.

Reviewing an interview of Kay, she appeared to be a person who easily heaped praise on others including her opponents as she received it. She complimented Vicki Williams stating “Vicki Williams is a top contender and deserves every bit of recognition that she gets and has a great chance of coming out with that championship belt.”

Looking back on Kay Noble and Vivian Vachon, both now deceased, certainly is a reminder of how important every day in our life is and how we should make them all count. In their day, it was like they would bless us with their beauty, talent and entertainment forever and then one day, they are gone and we will never see them again.

Kay Noble made her mark and made her moments count and contributed to making our wrestling enjoyment one of the highlights of our lives as well.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

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Penny Mitchell Star Wrestler

Surprises in life are wonderful aren’t they?

What are some surprises that you were elated about in the past?

Was it a blind date set up by a friend where the person met was far better than expected? On a test score you scored far higher than originally thought? You bought a property and when it came time to sell, the market value was at least 25% higher than what you estimated? You come home from high school and there is a car in the driveway and you find out it’s yours?

Other times we love consistency.

The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.….Tom Landry

Think of some of the areas where that is desired.

Foremost is the behavior of someone we love in our important relationships. Time tables in the business world in terms of office hours, customer service and product reliability are essential. The ability of our car to get us from point A to B every day is mandatory.

What I loved about the great 1980’s wrestler Penny Mitchell was that she was very consistent in her wrestling performance. She didn’t exhibit over the top characters but you knew whoever stepped into the ring with her was going to get a great workout; and you as a fan, your money’s worth.

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I also loved the way that Penny looked in a full bathing suit with her strong sexy legs that fit perfectly in her wrestling boots.

I saw photos of her wrestling my favorite sweet shapely Pittsburgh Princess, Angie Minnelli in what looked like an extended ground war and the shots of those two shapely beauties in battle was priceless.

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Penny’s other contemporaries where Judy Martin, Debbie Combs, Leilani Kai, Candice Pardue, Velvet McIntyre, Desiree Peterson, Peggy Lee Leather and of course the great Fabulous Moolah.

Her battles against Moolah are legend. There were lots of flips, body splashes and chokes but Penny always managed to come up a little short.

For me the challenge isn’t to be different but to be consistent.…..Joan Jett

Penny hails from Springfield Missouri.

Springfield is the third largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. According to the 2010 census data, the population was 159,498, an increase of 5.2% since the 2000 census. The Springfield Metropolitan Area has a population of 436,712 and includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk and Webster. Springfield’s nickname is the Queen City of the Ozarks and is known as the Birthplace of Route 66 as well as the home of several universities including Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University.

Thank you Wikimedia.

That’s a good starting place but there is so much more to do in Springfield. The educational site springfieldmo.org shares the expansion. “Venture out during the day. Play among Missouri’s many natural wonders on a weekend getaway. Visit an amusement park, see a show or take in a festival. Head to Branson and back. If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll find more than 7,500 miles of shoreline along accessible lakes and floatable streams and rivers within minutes of the city. Urban trails, conservation areas, hunting, camping and fishing are never too far away.

At night, the town is yours. Springfield offers a unique mix of large-city amenities and hometown hospitality evident within great restaurants, museums and an eclectic mix of shops and attraction. There’s something for everyone, and always with a pace that encourages you to take your time. To enjoy the surprises around each corner.”

Let’s appreciate our tax dollars at work as springfieldmo.gov reassures you that your decision to visit Springfield is a good one.

“Welcome to Springfield, Mo.!

With more than 440,000 people in the metro area, Springfield is where the rolling hills of the Ozarks plateau form a surprisingly modern and green city.

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A “big, small town,” Springfield offers a great blend of fascinating attractions, historical treasures, sports excitement and cultural and leisure activities in a welcoming environment. The city offers 102 parks, including a linear trail system that integrates with the city’s growing on-street bike route system; an airport; an art museum; a zoo; the Springfield Lasers professional tennis team; the Springfield Cardinals minor-league baseball team and is home to Bass Pro Shops, Missouri State University, Drury and Evangel universities and the Assemblies of God USA.

Springfield/Greene County is the only municipality in the nation with a Gold Medal Award-winning parks and recreation department, American Chamber of Commerce Executives Chamber of the Year award and accreditation in law enforcement, fire, emergency management, environmental services and public works.

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Springfield Public Schools is Missouri’s largest fully accredited school district.  More than 24,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school (grades 5-6), nine middle schools, five high schools, Phelps Center for Gifted Education and an Early Childhood Center.

The school system offers more than a dozen programs that cater to the diverse needs of students, including the International Baccalaureate program, Wonders of the Ozarks Learning Facility (WOLF), and the Middle College Program. All five district high schools are designated Missouri A+ Schools.

Casual dining, upscale bars and restaurants, antique shops, trendy clothing, art galleries and a public art and sculpture tour make downtown Springfield a great place to live and visit.”

For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.……Tony Robbins

Penny was willing to take her lumps and bruises for the cause but some of her signature wins in singles matches were over tough lady pro Judy Martin. Some of her greatest tag team triumphs was when she partnered with Velvet McIntyre to defeat the powerful duo of Joyce Grable and Wendi Richter, otherwise known as The Texas Cowgirls and when she teamed with Susan Starr they surprisingly gained a major victory over Judy Martin and the all-time champion, The Fabulous Moolah.

Penny Mitchell was a steady performer that will always be remembered with admiration. Her consistency in the squared circle along with her talent and beauty propelled her to the category that those of us who enjoyed her professionalism knew that she would someday attain.

Legend.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling.com, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, femcompetitor.com, WB270.com, dwwgalaxy.com, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

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http://thetandd.com/sports/women-s-wrestlers-today-are-tougher-better/article_429db339-a63a-56a9-a271-0485c19f2db3.html

http://www.profightdb.com/wrestlers/penny-mitchell-5130.html

http://prowrestling.wikia.com/wiki/Penny_Mitchell

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2199396/

http://www.wrestlinwally.com/gallery3/index.php/a_tribute_to_african-american_women_wrestlers_2009/Penny-Mitchell-vs-Jean-Kirkland-WE0686

 

Session Wrestling Is Fun!

Session wrestling with beautiful women could be one of the highest and most satisfying types of fantasy fulfilled during one’s lifetime. It certainly for the euphoric moment takes us out of the real world.

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It’s a common belief that it takes strength to stay in the real world but there is another wide spread school of thought that all of the civilized world is a fantasy dimension and we quickly realize that as soon as reality rears it’s ugly head and breaks through.

Earthquakes shatter homes previously long standing, terrorist actions spring like a coiled rattlesnake with shock and surprise, tornadoes ravage, massive fires consume, health declines and reality sets in that our previous existence even with it’s perceived weaknesses was in actuality not the world of reality but one of fantasy.

Flaws and all we wish we could it back but often can’t.

So perhaps there are different levels of reality and fantasy.

One form of reality that our ancestors dealt with was to live without bricks and mortar and share the canopy of stars at night with lions, tigers and bears for fellow open theater patrons.

Female Session Wrestlers are an invaluable source of fantasy relief even in our debt ridden and responsibility filled civilized fantasy world. As time goes on, I think more of us fans realize that.

Fantasy love is much better than reality love.….Andy Warhol

The brilliant British novelist Beth Webb Beth who successfully writes children’s books in writing a piece for The Guardian news source expressed that people are inclined to write off fantasy as escapism, but in fact it’s a roundabout way of engaging with genuine problems. No doubt the success of her books speak to that.

One of the conclusions that she draws is that “Fantasy is vital for the human mind. It begins as the psychological process by which a child learns to fill the gaps between knowledge, reality and experience, and becomes a vital adult coping mechanism.”

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What I’m working towards and see if you agree is that living in civilization is not just a luxury, which is often stated, but also a fantasy.

At the FCI original site fciwomenswrestling.com/ so many of the articles have focused on women achieving incredible feats who are also engaged in activities that greatly benefit all of us in general and women as a whole in particular.

The other side of the coin though is that the site also informs readers about the plight of women around the world in non-western nations where their rights are constantly at peril and their daily life is challenging to say the least.

One particular article that still haunts me is fciwomenswrestling.com/water-is-miles-away/ where much of the earth’s female population has to walk at least six miles every day in very dangerous conditions just to get water.

So for many, having indoor plumbing is not just a luxury, it’s a fantasy.

Another was FCI Womens Wrestling » The Fight Against Femicide fciwomenswrestling.com/the-fight-against-femicide/ and FCI Womens Wrestling » For Millions No Marriage fciwomenswrestling.com/for-millions-no-marriage/

The horrors spelled out there is that in countries like China and India there are virtual female ghost towns where a city has a population of say 30,000 and they are almost all men. Why? Because decades ago the women were aborted at child birth.

Previously when things had not gone well for me, one of my closest friends would always say to me that things could be worse. Look at this situation or that where the other person has it worse than you.

My reaction to that was, sure that is true, and temporarily I felt better about my sinking ship but reality would soon set in regarding the forty other people that I knew that at least on the surface had it much better than me in very defined ways.

Here we want to avoid the “look at the person who has it worse” approach.

I want to stay with the civilization is not only a luxury but a fantasy pathway.

Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.……………Mason Cooley

One of the points that I am getting at is that for us to participate in sessions with beautiful female wrestlers is one of the highest forms of fantasy on earth. Where else can you find yourself in a very erotic setting with a girl who fits your view of ideal, engaging in legal activities that are packaged around exactly what you want?

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I once had a session with Cheyenne Jewel in San Francisco and shared lunch afterwards and I have to admit that I still think about that quite a bit. I remember so much of that morning in great detail and one of the aspects of the fantasy fulfilled was how feminine and shapely she was but incredibly solid with beautiful soft skin.

Regarding having a session with her, you can email her at cheyennejewel216@gmail.com.

One of the many great things about civilization is that our basic needs are taken care of and it allows us the luxury of diving head first into the fantasy world.

I read an interesting piece that speaks to this at the site of the long time masters of mind exploration, psychologytoday.com

They surmise that it should come as no surprise that much research shows we spend much of our inner lives involved in daydreaming.

They share a fascinating investigation by Israeli psychologist Gurit E. Birnbaum and collaborators published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (link is external).

The article expresses, “Birnbaum and her team decided to delve into the sexual fantasies of a sample of 48 cohabitating couples to find out how their sexual fantasies related to their feelings about each other but, more importantly, to their personalities regarding relationships in general. These personality qualities, called attachment styles, reflect the mental models we have of ourselves in relation to other people.

Attachment style theory says that as infants, you start to develop these mental models on the basis of the way your caregivers treat you. If you feel safe and cared for, you will carry forward into adult relationships a “secure” attachment style. However, if you feel that your caregiver may abandon you, you can become “anxiously” attached and as an adult, so fearful that you can’t count on anyone in a close relationship, that you seem needy and dependent.  Alternatively, you may also develop an “avoidant” attachment style if your fear about being abandoned leads you to stay away from close relationships altogether.”

Some aspects in the weaknesses of our lives are very difficult to fix.

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.…..Marilyn Monroe

The beauty of the fantasy session world is that no matter what category we fall into that the above well written article speaks to, over and over we can escape that reality by walling off into the session castle.

I remember once during a sustained stressful time in my life when I worked fulltime, was raising children and had heavy responsibilities as a leader in an International Faith Based organization where at times I worked with other managers in cases that involved rape, incest, domestic violence, spouse abandonment, impending divorce and more. In my home I created this movie room where I secured black sheets over all windows and purchased this massive large screen TV, then stationed a bed about four feet in front of it.

I let my family know that was my private movie room. We could watch film together in our larger family room but that room except for rare occasions was mine.

There I easily watched over 1,000 films, mostly independent and foreign and I could escape from my civilized and stressful fantasy realm into a higher, sensory deprived fantasy world.

Ms. Diane von Fürstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg is a Belgian-born American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress. She was quoted as saying something that speaks to my experience and possibly yours as well.

When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort. There is reassurance.

This speaks to the beauty of a great session. Once you are in that hotel room or setting of your choice, it’s filled with secrecy, luxury, privacy reassurance and a higher level of fantasy.

We appreciate that you have taken the time to read our articles. While we try to inform, educate and travel with you to distance lands, most of the time we attempt to accomplish this within the fantasy airspace.

The benefits of civilization are endless.

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As much as daily life in civilization may seem like a harsh reality to some, an argument could be made that for most of us in the West, we are fortunate to reside in a fantasy world where all of our basic needs can be met and our higher level of fantasy attainment can be participated in over and over and over again.

Though it may be a long term blessing, our strong suggestion is to enjoy it while it’s here.

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Some may find other women’s wrestling sites erotic in nature. If you are offended by depictions of women wrestling in erotic situations, please exercise caution in visiting women’s wrestling sites.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling.com, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, femcompetitor.com, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2007/apr/23/bridgingthegapswhyweneed

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201301/inside-look-sexual-fantasies

 

 

 

 

Hotels Love Women

Female Wrestlers Travel Constantly To Connect For Wrestling Sessions and More.

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The number of women who travel for business has increased dramatically around the globe.

The important travel site skift.com is the homepage of the travel industry, focused on daily news, global trends & digital innovation. Skift is the most visited industry news and information site in travel in the U.S. only a year and a half after launch reports their main page.

In a report released in June of 2014, skift.com informs that Female Business Travelers are poised to make up a significant share of the Business Travel Market. They already control 60% of the wealth in the U.S. and influence 85% of all purchasing decisions. Women are high-tech, mobile, connected, and social. They like to book on the move and represent 58% of online sales.

How does a hotel ensure that they are marketing effectively to this important growing audience?

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The travel site continues explaining that learning how to attract and retain the loyalty of Female Business Travelers is key for travel brands who want to maintain their competitive edge by getting ahead of this influential trend.

One of the ways to attract and retain this market is to be branded as a Female Friendly Hotel. How does one attain this recognition?

There is a widely respected organization that actually has a rating checklist. According to maiden-voyage.com, “It was on a lonely business trip to LA that Maiden Voyage’s founder, Carolyn Pearson came up with the idea of an internet networking site through which business women could meet up with like-minded women to make the most of their leisure time whilst travelling.”

In an interview with more.com, an enjoyable magazine that celebrates women of style and substance with articles on style, health, work, spirituality and relationships; Ms. Pearson explains, “We have a checklist of about 30 things. First, we really focus on safety because there has been a history of women business travelers being sexually assaulted or just disturbed by people entering their rooms. Our No. 1 requirement is double-locking doors—an extra chain or deadbolt that will prevent anyone with a master keycard from entering your room. It’s also important for a hotel to be located in a safe area, man the reception desk 24-7 and have a spyhole in the door so women can see who is knocking. Those are positives; one big negative is if the person who checks you in says your room number out loud.

Then there’s comfort: We look carefully at the hairdryers (they should be salon-quality rather than the type that requires you to hold down a button to keep it running); whether there is a full-length mirror with an outlet nearby; coat hangers; room service menus with healthy options, rather than the usual steak or club sandwiches; and most importantly, good brand-name toiletries.”

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For a hotel to even aspire to be on the list, women-friendly-hotels.com shares, “You find our certified female-friendly hotel partner in 3-, 4- and 5-star properties geared to the special interests of women, centrally located and with high service standards.”

As a minimum properties female friendly hotels must have 24h manned reception, a well lit entrance and hotel floors.

Here is a checklist from their site:

doorways under video surveillance
24h manned reception
well lit entrance and hotel floors
Secure interior door locking
Rooms on a high floor are allocated
Female service staff
Additional makeup space in bathrooms
Extra hangers in the wardrobes
Additional lighting

The global accommodations provider Leonardo Hotels operates more than 52 centrally located hotels in Germany and Europe and is currently continuing its expansion. As the European Division of Fattal Hotels, founded by David Fattal, Leonardo Hotels focuses on the 3 and 4-star plus categories with individually designed hotels, high standards and excellent services.

They are very specific about what they have accomplished to be rate female friendly. “Stylish and cosmopolitan ambience, a place that inspires and stimulates – these are the Leonardo Royal Hotels. With the »women-friendly« rooms the Leonardo Royal Hotels present rooms which are oriented to meet the needs of the modern business woman. Exclusive room fittings with soft pillows, cozy blankets and finest upholstery as well as many other special amenities ensure an excellent service and a high level of comfort.”

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They continue relating, “The »women-friendly rooms« are spacious and furnished with a portable cosmetic mirror for your daily beauty ritual. If you don’t have much time before your appointment, our power hair-dryer will ensure that you can style your hair in record time.”

The leading provider of breaking news worldwide cnn.com informs that hotels are working overtime to accommodate the needs of one of the fastest growing demographics in the travel industry: businesswomen.

The Hyatt hotel group has spent the last 18 months surveying guests in 40 facilitated group discussions around the world on how they can improve their services. It was the largest guest listening exercise ever conducted by the brand, and it was made up completely of women.

The cnn.com report added, “Based on the feedback, Hyatt rolled out a number of innovative amenities across all its brands (over 500 locations worldwide), including adding the dermatologist-approved KenetMD Skin Care line to their list of bath amenities.

It also introduced the “Hyatt Has It” program whereby Hyatt hotels stock everything and anything a traveler might have forgotten to pack, from deodorant to humidifiers (and every color of nail polish under the sun).”

The growth in female business travel is being recognized worldwide. The news site bbc.com, a British public service broadcasting statutory corporation educates, “As more women join the global workforce, new services geared specifically towards female business travelers are popping up, from cab services to female-only hotel floors.

According to a January 2012 study by Amadeus, a global travel technology group, the number of female business travelers across the Asia-Pacific region is expected to rise sharply over the next two decades, as corporations become more equal in their management structures.

The survey of more than 1,500 business and leisure travelers estimates that in 2011, roughly 4.5 million international business trips were made by women from Singapore, South Korea, Japan, India, China, Indonesia and Australia. By 2030, that number is expected to increase 400%, driven primarily by growth in the number of Chinese and Indian women climbing the corporate ladder.”

As Female Competition International continues to focus on the needs of female wrestlers; a group that substantially travels the globe, the trends we have researched above are consistent with the travel experience our female competitors and readers have enjoyed.

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Sources: women-friendly-hotels.com, more.com/entertainment, maiden-voyage.com, leonardo-hotels.com/women-friendly-rooms, cnn.com, skift.com/travel, bbc.com/travel, fciwomenswrestling.com, photos thanks to Wikimedia commons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heidi Lee Morgan A++

When you are the next generation born into a family that has created a respected industry reputation and established a name for themselves, the challenge is for the younger person to not only live up to the name but expand upon its glory and legacy.

We see this often in the business and sports world.

His father was one of the greatest running backs in NFL history and now the son plays the game as well. Will he be able to live up to his father’s reputation?

In business the daughter takes control of a family owned business that has been established for over 100 years. Will she maintain its profits and propel company growth or will it falter and go by the wayside?

Though it is often dubbed as entertainment and an exhibition the world of professional wrestling is still an extremely difficult business to break into let alone excel at.

Heidi Lee Morgan was a dynamic, energetic and extremely popular female wrestler from 1986 to 1997. With her fluffy blonde hair, shapely form and acrobatic skills she was destined to be a star. Her father is Lester Morgan, in the wrestling business known as “Toolie McTavish” of the “McTavish Brothers” in the WWF in the 1970’s.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Heidi Lee Morgan Facebook photo credit Not only did Heidi inherit a family legacy, she rose to the challenge and soared to great heights.

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.……..John F. Kennedy

The great Hall of Fame wrestling site www.women-wrestling.org seems to agree. “Heidi Lee became known for her flashy and extravagant wrestling outfits and “spray-painted” tights. Although at 125 lbs she was quite diminutive, she was extremely strong and she had no problems lifting and bodyslamming just about any of the ladies who set foot into the ring with her.”

Heidi Lee was born June 29, 1967.

The sound information source Wikipedia explains she began her career at the age of ten, under the name Daisy Mae, as the valet for her father Les Morgan. Several years later, Heidi pursued a career as a bodybuilder and was approached at an exhibition by Vince McMahon about a wrestling career.

After deciding to join the family business, she was trained by The Fabulous Moolah, Wolfgang Von Heller and Johnny Rodz. After working on the independent circuit in North and South Carolina, she joined the National Wrestling Federation. As part of the Federation, Morgan feuded with Wendi Richter. She battled Richter, the NWF Women’s Champion, in a first ever women’s steel cage match in May 1987.

Heidi later held the LPWA Tag Team Championship with Misty Blue Simmes and the WWWA Ladies Championship during her career.

She also appeared in the World Wrestling Federation in late 1993 and into 1994, losing to Alundra Blayze in the finals of the tournament to determine a new WWF Women’s Champion on December 13, 1993. In subsequent rematches, Blayze defended the title against her in house shows before Morgan and Blayze later teamed up to face Bull Nakano and Luna Vachon on WWF Sunday Night Slam and other televised shows.

After giving birth to her daughter, Morgan wanted to revive her wrestling career, but she broke her back in her first match back in the ring. She attempted an aerial maneuver, but she and her opponent lost their balance, which resulted in the break.

As a fan there were many aspects to Heidi Lee’s game that were enjoyable to watch. She could be a ham, energize the crowd and maximize her character driven role to perfection.

Reflective of the 1980’s TV shows that sizzled like Miami Vice, Air Wolf and The A-Team, Heidi turned up the lights in the women’s wrestling world to Neon Bright!

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I know she was a great singles competitor but I felt she was at her best when she teamed with Misty Blue Simmes. Some people really seem to feed off of each other’s energy which explodes into synergy and that’s what those two 1980’s Divas possessed and accomplished.

It takes a village to nurture a great star so as is our custom, let’s travel to Heidi Lee’s home town and enjoy some of the elements that melded together to shape one of the most entertaining lady pros of all time.

Newfield is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 1,553.

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According to the city’s site city-data.com, the town is blessed with a diverse population of primarily Italian, German, Irish, English, French and Polish descent.

Speaking to Heidi’s name the respected site www.sheknows.com shares, “The name Heidi is a German baby name. In German the meaning of the name Heidi is: Noble. The German form of Adelaide. Famous bearer: heroine of Johanna Spyri’s classic children’s novel ‘Heidi’.”

In terms of the town’s formation the informative site newfieldboro.net/history/ explains “On February 19, 1924, two hundred and forty loyal Newfield residents braved the cold, damp, winter, weather and traveled to Trenton by Special Train and petitioned the legislature for Incorporation of the village of Newfield as a Borough.

The business district during the early twenties consisted of Lowder’s Store. Beckett’s Pool Hall and Barbershop, Donnally’s Lunch Counter, Ferguson’s Baker Shop, Scarano’s and Dauito’s Barbershops, Matt Miller Hardware Store, and later Tyler’s Newsstand and confectionary. Mr. Dalton edited a Weekly Newspaper.”

When you read through the information on this quiet eastern hamlet, it has a nice small town feel complete with newsletters about local sports, community drives and library use. It must have been a nice play to grow up.

Not only did Heidi Lee grow up but had a chance to see and affect the world. She wrestled in Japan, Europe and South America.

It was always enjoyable watching Heidi Morgan perform because every match was full tilt and full on. It’s nice to briefly revisit the memory of someone who was wrestling nobility and didn’t shy away from the challenge that the next generation faces in industry expectations.

Not only did she live up to billing, with an aerial leap off the ropes, she grabbed us by the hand, encircled our minds and allowed our imagination to soar with her.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, www.women-wrestling.org, Wikipedia, www.sheknows.com, city-data.com, newfieldboro.net/history/, fciwomenswrestling.com, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, femcompetitor.com, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

 

Dynamo UK Wrestler

 

Dynamo is a dynamic name for a female wrestler especially when the name matches the game.

As a fan I have been watching Dynamo wrestle, primarily in various locations in England for years. There are so many adjectives that come to mind that can describe Dynamo’s wrestling from skillful and creative to very persistent.

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in”.…….Bill Bradley
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Still, we thought about another stronger word that would creatively describe a dogged creative wrestler and that word is……………….. stick-to-itiveness. If anyone has the ability to see a match through from start to finish it’s our star wrestler Dynamo.

In terms of taking on the best, few have a better resume. Whether its private matches or public events, she has met them head on. Her list includes Lina, Monica, Viktoria, Taz, Antscha, Kassidy, Katarina and Thunder amongst others.

She expresses herself well too. “I have been in the business since 2007; I have a black belt in Taekwondo and am happy to include this into sessions.  I love to beat men; I like the feeling of superiority and domineering.  I also enjoy a good tussle to keep the cobwebs at bay!

I have now opened my own wrestling venue, Dee’s Wrestling Den in Wokingham, Berkshire.  A well-equipped matted studio with a fully equipped dungeon.  I can also accommodate travelling/visiting wrestlers.

In London I am based in London at Monica’s Wrestling Centre and travel to Pippa L’Vinns Wrestling factory in Manchester several times a year.”

In a telling interview with Michael Cross, when asked what advice she would give to women looking to get into the sport, Dynamo replied with an answer that helps us understand why she has successful staying power as a competitor.

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success”.……Napoleon Hill

“Don’t go into thinking it’s just a quick way of making money, it takes time, dedication, training, marketing, networking and a period of time to get yourself known in the industry.  Work hard and it rewards.”

The widely respected female wrestling organization Festelle agrees. Dynamo was a star to be reckoned with at Festelle’s first live event after they have been dormant for some time. The promotion was hosted at Dynamo´s wrestling den in Wokingham. They state “The aim is to bring together girls from different areas and agencies that would not normally meet at agency events, in the continuing efforts to bring even greater variety to our customers.”

That they did in an entertaining affair that also included female wrestlers Luna, Cherry Bomb and Gail Gilette.

Female Competition International loves to promote our great female wrestling industry, its competitors and the locations where they session. Part of our thinking is that if you decide to have a session with a beautiful girl, make a day of it with some sight-seeing, good food complete with some knowledge of your surroundings.

Dynamo often sessions in Wokingham so why don’t we travel there and see the sites.

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The respected news and information source theguardian.com provides us with some surprising information you may not have heard of regarding this model community.

“It’s almost enough to make you want to pack up, move to a Berkshire market town and take your chances. According to a new report published by Public Health England, Wokingham has the lowest premature mortality rates of all local authorities in England, with 200 deaths under the age of 75 per 100,000 (Manchester, which came out worst, had 455).

Residents of Wokingham – not just the town itself, but the local authority area that covers part of Berkshire – are used to coming top in these sorts of quality-of-life surveys. According to a 2007 study by Halifax, the town was named best in Britain; average earnings of £744 a week put Wokingham residents in the top 5% earners in the country, and 84% owned their own homes, despite house prices being higher even than the south-east average. Last year, another survey named Wokingham as the best place to bring up a family, citing low crime rates and good schools.”

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Another great news site .dailymail.co.uk agrees. Those who live there probably know already… and would perhaps prefer to keep the secret to themselves.

But today Wokingham is hailed as the most desirable place in England and Wales to bring up a family.

Situated on the commuter belt 33 miles outside London with a population of 30,000, the Berkshire market town has little in its history to mark it out as a prime location.”

Finally Wikipedia provides you with the potatoes and stew. “Wokingham is a market town and civil parish in Berkshire in South East England about 33 miles (53 km) west of central London. It is about 7 miles (11 km) east-southeast of Reading and 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Bracknell. It contains an area of 557 acres (0.9 sq. mi) and, according to the 2001 census, has a population of 30,403. It is the seat of the Borough of Wokingham, and forms part of the wider Reading/Wokingham Urban Area.

Train services to Reading, London Waterloo and Gatwick Airport run from Wokingham railway station.”

Well, there you have it. Everything we have read and heard about Dynamo is great so if you want to book a session with her, we suggest that you make a day of it as well.

After enjoying Dynamo’s wrestling matches for years, it’s always nice to see a beautiful woman remain dedicated to our great industry. Dynamo not only has the dedication but the creativity and talent to present a dynamic grappling show.

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Some may find other women’s wrestling sites erotic in nature. If you are offended by depictions of women wrestling in erotic situations, please exercise caution in visiting women’s wrestling sites.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling.com, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, femcompetitor.com, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons