Ari on her way to a 13-0 win in April!
There’s a number of reasons why I probably shouldn’t be writing this blog. Firstly, I’ve had a few beers so brace yourselves.
And secondly, it’s August 6. Might not seem like a significant date to you but it is to me. It’s the day I came out of my fairly short-lived semi-retirement last year. Or, more to the point, it’s the day my former better half decided to dump me into the trash.
I won’t lie. It still rankles. It still hurts. And I’d probably sell a kidney to get back with her again. She is that damn beautiful and wonderful and perfect.
But I also owe it to this fabulous scene and the truly fantastic people involved in it to celebrate the one positive that came out of my heartbreak.
Yes, returning to wrestling gave me an outlet and respite from the self-pitying and general hatred of my “normal life” I have had since August 6 2015.
Sessions reminded me why I became addicted in the first place and interaction with the amazing girls and guys reminded me that there is a world of wonder within the confines of our fetish.
At the forefront of all this was, of course, Ari/Inferno. Not just my favourite wrestler but a quite wonderful and dear friend. She was the sympathetic ear when my love life lay in ruins last year, having already given me the confidence and support to go for it when I first met that girl.
I was semi-retired when Ari suffered her horrific knee injury but I was glad to be back in the scene when she returned. I was so proud of her and, despite her giving me a brutal beatdown in my first session after her return from injury, it was so good to session with her again.
And then there was the court case. I haven’t done a great deal in my life that I’m particularly proud of but being there to support my brave, wonderful friend as she faced down the monster that attacked her and ensured he got locked up was one of them. She is amazing and inspirational and beautiful and someone I’m honoured to call my friend.
Back on to the mats, there were more sessions with her. She then invited me to be part of her truly magnificent Splosh Day, which felt like the greatest place in the world to be. Ari introduced me to a messy world I want to be more involved with!
The Splosh Day lovelies!
I’m looking to have an oil wrestle with Ari next. In the hope a change of session type might bring me more luck! Fat chance I know but at least I get another session with the best!
My coming out of retirement also afforded me the opportunity to wrestle another comeback queen – Jade! Now, Jade is quite incredible. She gave birth to her beautiful daughter Olivia and was promptly back in the scene within weeks and showing absolutely no trace of being a new mother!
In our session, despite nursing a bigger hangover than mine, Jade proved that not only did she still have her strength and skills but that they were even better than ever! The setting of Monica’s new ring just added to the treat! A true delight to wrestle again, another of Ari’s Splosh Day stars and another of my sacred favourites! The scene will always keep me so long as there are girls like Ari and Jade in it!
Wrestling people for the first time is always a cause of excitement and celebration and I was delighted to finally wrestle the punk princess Amethyst Hammerfist at the Submission Rooms in March! She surpassed my expectations for sure. Which, considering I made her my ‘wrestler of the year’ for 2015 before I’d even met her, were very high indeed.
Mistress Zoe was also a huge treat at Ari’s Splosh Day. I was excited to wrestle her after months of trying to arrange something and she was every bit as fabulous as you would expect her to be! For months, it seemed like we were destined not to meet. But the fantasy session was laugh a minute from start to finish. Zoe was as gorgeous as the pictures suggest and I managed to tick off a high entry on my wish list!
Now that I’m fully fledged back into the scene again, I of course have an amended wish list. Top of the pile sits Scorpion, who I’d met in person for the first time at Ari’s Splosh Day. She is gorgeous, she is strong, she looks like she will destroy me…what’s not to like?!
I also want to go to Pippa L’Vinn’s next show where – would you believe it?! – Ari, Jade and Scorpion will be in September! I will also continue to buy fab wrestling videos featuring my favourites – like the three I bought last week from Monica’s last live show at her amazing new place!
While it’s not perfect, the scene is still a fantastic place to be. It helped ease my broken heart and reminded me of all the fabulous people, places and fun to be had.
I can’t say I’d never do the same again. The course of true love never ran smooth and it hits you when you least expect it. And August 6 has been a pretty tough day to negotiate.What’s a boy in love supposed to do, eh?!
But at least I know I will always have wrestling and all those glorious beauties to add sunshine to my rainy days!
And I thank you all for it.