What became of the broken-hearted?

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

Total clips of my heart

It’s a funny little scene we have here, isn’t it? One day I get what I consider to be a very rude email from a wrestling producer who tried to demand and guilt trip me into buying their recent clips.

And then the following day, I purchase three fantastic videos from a different studio and am reminded about why I love this sport so much!

As regular readers know, I’m all about the positive. So given my attention has been on wrestling clips recently, I thought I’d start a series celebrating some of my favourite wrestling videos!

They will include clips made by studios, films from live events, customs – anything wrestling/wrestler related really.

Some will date back to the start of my wrestling career more than three years ago and go right through to the most recent ones I’ve purchased. What they’ll all have in common is they are clips I love made by and featuring people I respect.

There are many quality, professional studios and producers who have made so many great clips featuring extremely talented and gorgeous wrestlers that I want to big up and will do so over the coming weeks.

But I thought I’d start with these…

Axa v Inferno – TC Wrestling (tcw0115)

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This is extra special for me. It’s the video from several years ago where, by chance, I first encountered Inferno/Araneae!

I’ve written about this before. I was already aware of Axa’s previous wrestling/catfighting work and so I bought this clip as she was in it. Axa was brilliant and beautiful as always in it. So strong and determined with a catalogue of holds she couldn’t wait to use!

But then there was Ari. This red-haired stunner who was mesmerising to watch as she used her incredible flexibility and bendiness to display her array of skills. I’d never seen her before but I was transfixed!

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The match was exceptional. Wrestled at a superb pace, two wrestlers with contrasting styles, bringing different weapons to the mats and making for a highly competitive encounter.

They started off wearing bras but soon lost those. But the attire didn’t really matter. There were pins and submission moves galore and both ladies showed why they were then as they still are to this day – a credit to their sport.

I won’t reveal the result, obviously. But I will reveal I was an extremely happy customer. It underlined what I already knew about Axa. And it introduced me to the awesome Ari. We all know what she has come to mean to me and for that, I will always be grateful to TC Wrestling and this truly fabulous video!

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For more on TC Wrestling’s clips, visit their site at:
http://tc-wrestling.com

2. Amethyst v Jade – The Submission Rooms (F125)

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A more recent video clip, filmed at the last Submission Rooms live event.

This was an exciting prospect for me as it brought together one of my long time favourite beauties Jade and the punk princess Amethyst who had not long exploded on to the scene.

Jade had only recently returned to wrestling after giving birth – not that you could tell by looking at her! She was clearly as fit and strong as ever and demonstrated how she’d lost none of that ability that made her such a fan favourite.

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And then there was Amethyst. Not just giving away a size advantage to Jade but also with far less wrestling experience. But she was fearless and bold and it was easy to see just why she’d made an immediate impact with so many. Myself included!

The match – refereed by the wondrous and gloriously dressed referee Pussy Willow – was at times intense, dramatic with plenty of fun moments thrown in for good measure. Both also ladies have rather sexy thigh tattoos which also grab the attention, I must admit!

Again, I won’t reveal the result. But the whoops and applause heard from those watching live was replicated by me watching on film! Jade is a beauty and it was awesome to see her back in the scene and on form. While Amethyst lived up to all the early hype she has enjoyed and will continue to attract. Brilliant stuff.

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For more on The Submission Room’s clips, visit their site at:
http://www.thesubmissionroom.co.uk

*Check back for more of my clip reviews in the coming weeks. I have dozens of matches for so many different companies to rave about!

On the same gloriously entertaining Page as Zoe

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While all the messy madness of Ari’s superb Sploshday was in full swing, I took advantage of being in the same place as gorgeous Zoe Page and finally have a wrestling session with her!

I remember when I first met Zoe. I was at Dodgy Dave’s place in Woking for a session with Ari (naturally!) and Zoe was there shooting a spanking video! Naturally, I noticed how bloody beautiful she is!

But, from the brief conversation, she was also seemed extremely lovely, friendly, clever and a mischievous character! This was all confirmed when I started following her on Twitter and chatting more.

For months, I didn’t think she wrestled and foolishly didn’t think to ask her either. And then I found out she did so she went high on my wish list! But we never seemed to be able sort out a session and I feared I was going to appear to be like one of those chumps who tells a girl he wants a session but then never gets round to booking it!

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However, in a classic case of better late than never, here we were. At Dodgy Dave’s place again. In one of his bedrooms, getting ready to rumble on the carpet! It seemed like a calm place to be as the wild Sploshday fun was happening downstairs.

But Zoe soon changed that! Have I mentioned how bloody gorgeous she is? Well, don’t take my word for it – check out the photos! We went through the rules, as such, and this was to be a fantasy match – a first for me if you accept my rather generous claim of being a semi-competitive session wrestler the rest of the time!

And then the match started…and she was straight into cheeky mode! She teased, she taunted, she made me drop my guard with a cute innocent smile and then she’d attack!

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When she was on the attack, she was extremely playful with it. When I tried to attack, she was extremely playful with it! Every time I tried to get some serious wrestling moves on her, she simply laughed at me.

This one was going to be trouble! But don’t be mistaken – Zoe knows how to wrestle. The trouble is, she also knows how to get in your head!!

Amongst all the teasing, Zoe’s head locks got progressively tighter and more painful – something that would be felt for days after!

Her schoolgirl pins were perfectly executed and, when I tried to show some flexibility by bringing my legs up to get her off me, she simply caught them and rolled me over to get the first submission!

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It wasn’t all one way traffic. I’d often roll her over to get on top. I’d apply headlocks of my own. But she never seemed bothered in the slightest! However, she had never felt my body scissors. Unlike many wrestlers I’d faced, she was also unaware of how good they were.

And then I got them locked on. She left herself open, I wrapped my legs around and…she appeared to moan in pleasure and simply said “Oooh, that’s nice!” Eh, what?! No, tap out, no “oww fuck!” This was most off-putting! She noticed the sad look on my face and apologised. “Have I hurt your ego? Do you want me to pretend your scissors really hurt?”

She then proceeded to act as if she was in terrible pain. Actually, I say act but I mean over-act! She only stopped when she was I was looking more disconsolate than before she started faking the pain!

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Zoe continued her mental and physical torture of me as the session went on. She knew she’d got in my head and I was defeated! So she got on with torturing me even more!

Among her dirty tactics were gentle biting and pulling the chest hair I had initially tried to bury her face in! Unsurprisingly, she added to her score too. An arm bar/body scissor and a head lock left me 3-0 down.

I did find one area of genuine weakness though! I attempted a head scissor and Zoe went into full scale panic mode and fought hard to avoid them! Each time I tried, I could tell she was desperate not to get caught! Of course, it’s no good knowing someone’s weakness if you can’t actually get to it! Which is exactly how it ended for me!

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Luckily, I was having too much fun to be too disheartened at the inevitable defeat. In fact, I’ve never laughed so much in a session as this one. We chatted and joked as we rolled around on the carpet. We teased and mocked each other. We laughed as those Sploshers who had been having noisy, messy fun out in the garden suddenly fell silent and rushed indoors when the thunder and rain came along!

Zoe incredibly funny throughout – putting on daft voices and pulling funny faces! But it all added to her undoubted charm.

The funniest moment came with the final ‘submission’ from me. I was on top of her. Trying to think of a way to make her submit. When suddenly, Zoe decided to showcase her impression of a Jurassic Park character. Which one, you ask? The one played by Sam Neill? Or Jeff Goldblum? Laura Dern or even Sir Richard Attenborough? Nope! A dinosaur. The one which attacks Nedry and spits on him! You know the one! This one, here!

Anyway, such was the brilliance of this impression, I broke out into a fit of hysterical laughter. I fell off Zoe and lay on the floor laughing. She went to get on top of me but I tapped out! I had no option to submit as I was laughing to much to do anything else! She had beaten me in the wrestling, the mind games and the joking!

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We carried on for a bit longer, rolling around getting more carpet burns and having a heap of fun along the way! It’s then we realised we had gone way over the hour mark for which I had booked her for! Time flies when you are having a wonderful time.

Zoe is simply amazing. Quite apt that our session was a ‘fantasy’ one as she is very much a fantasy wrestler! Brilliant, bright, bubbly and bloody beautiful! She did everything to ensure I got the best possible session from her and then proceeded to make it a whole heap of fun and laughs! I can’t believe it took so long for this session to happen but Zoe made up for lost time and then some!

Our day wasn’t done of course! She had her gunge cherry to pop and loads of dirty Sploshday fun to have (as I wrote about in my last blog post!). And I had my debut oil wrestling mini match with the punk princess Amethyst Hammerfist! But that’s a whole, separate blog post waiting to be posted soon…!

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A fine mess we got ourselves into

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There’s a line in the “Tra La La Song” by the Banana Splits where they sing “Makin’ up a mess of fun” which such unbridled joy and infectious delight. And, that is exactly what everyone involved in Sploshday did!

In short, Sploshday was off the scale. The forever fantastic Queen of Goo Ari got five other beauties (Jade, Amethyst, Scorpion, Goddess Qadesh and Miss Zoe Page) together for a day of getting down and dirty.

It was held at the picturesque surroundings of Dodgy Dave’s place in Woking and saw a lot of brilliant content shot, sessions for us wrestling fans and a plethora of smiley faces amongst us all as we had a wonderfully entertaining day.

I was one of the lucky guys who got to help out throughout the whole event. I had asked for wrestling sessions, of course, which saw me enjoy a long overdue fantasy match with Zoe and a mini oil wrestle with Amethyst (but more on those in my next blog!).

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And it was an honour to be invited to stay and help out. Splosh is not generally my thing but I knew something great was happening with this. Regular readers know Ari is my favourite wrestler and a dear friend. And I know she always delivers. She has high standards of herself and works hard to ensure that these are met.

But talking to her for the pre-Sploshday blog and then writing about it got me excited and intrigued by what would be happening on a warm (if a bit rainy and thundery at times) summer’s day in Surrey!

I wanted in and the delights that confronted me were well worth it. So what did I do, aside from my wrestling sessions?

Well – I pumped up paddling pools; filled jugs with custard; cleaned dirty buckets and gunge-stained pools; carried stuff; moved stuff; provided “entertainment” with my tired old jokes; took people to and from Woking train station; ate biscuits and drank Zoe’s delicious cups of tea; accidentally splashed fellow scensters Gary and Iain with water when cleaning up and (belatedly) tweeted about the day.

It was a real pleasure to meet session wrestler Gary and gunge specialist Iain. They too pulled their weight to help out as well as enjoying the fun. Chief of the support team was Ari’s awesome partner Kiwi, armed with his video camera!

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This day, though, was about the girls (no offence, guys!). And my word, it was a perfect day as far as they were concerned!! Six very different women in their style, specialisms and looks but all fantastic and exquisite. Each brought their own character to the party and it made for a fabulous atmosphere.

A lot of content was filmed and will be available for sale and I can confirm that they will be worth every penny and the photos on this blog are mere tasters.

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Jade and Zoe popped their gunge cherries, so to speak, and were soon performing in it like seasoned professionals. There was mud-wrestling, oil wrestling and gunge wrestling. Bras, panties and swimsuits were filled with all sorts of weird and wonderful concoctions.

And there was a game of Splosh Bingo that has to be seen to be believed! It’s not what the members down at Gala are used to, that’s for sure!

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Normally I’d lament the loss of so much gateau and custard without it being eaten but this was for a much better cause – throwing in ladies’ faces!

It was wild, it was gloriously anarchic and it was hilarious. I never wanted it to end! But sadly, all good things must cease. And it was good to know that girls got great content, boys had awesome sessions and we all had incredible fun and left with big, beaming smiles on our faces.

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But none of this would have been possible without Ari’s vision and sparkling ideas. The day was also something of a relaunch of her 3G (Gooey Grappling Girls) company and it couldn’t have been more spectacular.

She has been quick to praise everyone else for making the day what it was – and it was a great team effort. But this festival of filth would not have happened without her drive, ambition, leadership and desire. It’s just over three years since I first met her and she continues to find new ways to leave me speechless in admiration

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So it seems only fair that I let the Queen of Mess have the last word on how she feels the inaugural Sploshday went.

Ari said: “Sploshday was a huge success. With such awesome, gorgeous girls wanting to be a part of something so crazy, it was always going to be entertaining.

“I think they exceeded every expectation I did have. The games we played couldn’t have been better.

“I watch the footage over and over and every time is hilarious. It’s like one of those films where there are so many things you miss that just make it so fun to keep watching.

“All the girls played a huge part in this little world and everything we shot is pure gold.

“Having the wonderful guys come along and help out, getting involved and enjoying sessions too, gave Sploshday many facets and there was something going on in every corner which helped the day flow smoothly.

“Sploshday II is forming nicely, so many ideas already in the bucket so it’s set to be bigger and messier! I’m so grateful that everyone enjoyed themselves and I couldn’t have asked for more.”

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A long overdue session with super Jade

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Having waited 19 long months to face the phenomenal and gorgeous talent that is Jade again, I wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of this session.

Not even a raging hangover! Yep, I got a little worse for wear the night (well, day!) before and was paying for it on the morning of our match. But off I went to Monica’s new place with my usual determination and excitement!

And meeting Jade again was wonderful. Even better news was she was also nursing a bit of a fuzzy head after more than a couple of glasses of wine the night before! She hadn’t expected to be drinking so she was less prepared that I was. Result! That meant my own bad head wouldn’t give me a disadvantage as I feared!

We made our way to the venue and…wow! As soon as I walked in, I gasped at its magnificence. Monica has done a fabulous job and all her hard work has paid off. It’s a spacious venue with the necessary facilities and some great photos and posters on the walls. And then there’s the ring…My word! That ring is awesome. There are mats on the floor for wrestling but there was no way I’d not wrestle in that ring!

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Both of us got changed and ready for action. I was feeling better after drinking some water and Jade…well, she looked fabulous – as you can see from the photos. She’s always been a stunning beauty but she seems even more radiant now!

But the thing is she had recently given birth. I imagine that takes a lot out of you! And in our previous matches, although I’d lost them all, I’d made her tap out at least once in each one. So, surely this gave me the perfect opportunity to get a morale boosting good score?

Well, actually no. She battered me. Recorded her best ever score against me and not only did she stop me from getting any submissions out of her, she pretty much stopped me getting any meaningful attacks on her.

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What was I thinking?! Why did I think I’d have a chance of competing with her?! I can’t even blame the hangover as I was feeling fine once we were in the ring!

Jade is quicker and stronger than before. She pounced on me within seconds of us starting and my head was trapped between those powerful legs of hers! I put up something of a resistance but I was just delaying the inevitable. I tapped and was 1-0 down. The pattern was set.

She then extracted the second submission out of me while at the same time showing that behind the sweet smiling facade is one ruthless fighter! As I lay there not moving after the first submission, Jade got tired of waiting and leapt straight back on to me. With a beaming smile on her face, she manoeuvred me into a position where a body scissor made me tap again! Bloody cheat!

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But I could complain about her tactics as much as I wanted – the fact is she was just way too good for me. Soon 2-0 became 3-0. And then 4. Then 5. She was getting me with arm bars, head locks, head scissors, body scissors and even a breast smother.

We chatted in between points and, sometimes, during a point. It was the only respite I’d get! I did well though as that ate up enough time to ultimately stop me losing by an even bigger margin!

I did try a couple of head locks of my own and for a split second I thought I might get a submission. But they barely registered and Jade would turn the tables and put me in a worse predicament.

And, naturally, I tried to get me trusty leg scissors into action but Jade seemed to read them before I’d even decided to go for them. She blocked every single one. One time, her leg landed straight between my legs as I tried to scissor and she tried to block – you could say that was quite painful!

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My only successes came when I deployed the dark arts. I pulled her hair, gave her a wedgie and tried to give her a stubble rash. They distracted her momentarily but not enough to stop her juggernaut from beating me up!

She finished off with another head scissor and made it a final score of 10-0! Like I said earlier, this would have been much more had I not engaged her in chat so much!

I’m sitting here the next day and wondering why I even thought I could give her a decent contest this time! She’s been back wrestling for several months, performed well at wrestling tournaments and was always far better and skilled than me anyway! If anything, given I don’t wrestle as much as I used to, surely a 10-0 defeat was always on the cards and I did well to keep it that low!

My body is aching still but it’s an amazing buzz to have her back in the scene after her maternity leave. Anyone who’s ever had a session with Jade will understand that. She’s always been a talented, extremely fun and totally gorgeous girl to wrestle and now she seems even better than before!

No matter how many great girls there are in this scene (and there are many), there’s always room for a superstar like Jade. Book her. You won’t regret it!

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Messy wrestlers set to make a big splosh!

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Just like Christina Aguilera, there are girls in the scene who wanna get “dirrty”. And a little unruly and rowdy no doubt.

So what do you do with such a group of women? Well, if you’re messy royalty like wrestler and model Araneae, you gather them all together for a day of getting down and dirty of course!

Ari has organised a ‘Splosh Day’ which will see six other girls join her for what will be something of a festival of fun filth for all involved.

It will take place on June 25 at Dodgy Dave’s fantastic place in Woking and provide the girls with an opportunity to shoot content. It will also be something of a relaunch of Ari’s 3G (Gooey Grappling Girls) company.

And who are the six girls joining her for this messy mayhem? Well, there’s wrestlers Jade, Amethyst, Scorpion, Pussy Willow, Miss Kay O and dominatrix Goddess Qadesh. That’s a great line-up!

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So find out more about Splosh Day, I sat down with Ari and got the full lowdown on what is sure to be a memorable day for all involved.

She said: “Splosh Day is going to be a full day of filming content with opportunities for sessions.

“I’m delighted and excited about the line-up I’ve put together, some of them have done this before but there will be the breaking in of a couple of splosh virgins too!

“They will add another string to to their bows and it is a chance for everyone to get some content for themselves and have a real fun day.”

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So there will be content filmed. But what will be in that content? And what of those sessions? And what sort of splishing and splitting will actually be going on in that place on June 25?!

Ari said: “Splosh can be anything! You can enjoy the wet look stuff such as oil or water, gunge, mud – I have powdered clay for that – or sweet stuff such as custard or cream. I will also have lots of different coloured gunge for the girls to frolic in.

“And then, with these substances, you can have messy wrestling, panty filling, stuffing stockings or even cake sitting.

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“I’m also planning some games and there will be quite a few surprises town in. I have lots of themes planned but open to ideas as well.

“As it is a full day, there is an ideal chance for subs and victims to come along and have mini sessions, order their custom videos or to splosh the girls.”

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Ari’s enthusiasm for splosh is clear and comes from vast experience in the field, most notably running 3G – Gooey Grappling Girls – which has been on hold for some time now.

“I run 3G and Splosh Day is something of a relaunch. The company has been on hiatus a little and this is the opening salvo of the return, so the speak.

“I’ve been in splosh for 10 years and run 3G for eight of those. I’ve performed at London Fetish Fair quite a few times too and had many sessions there.

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“I love it. I love getting messy. As a child, I was never told off for being messy or getting a little grubby and as a consequence I’ve never been shy about getting dirty!

“If getting messy is your forte then you need to get messy and if someone is providing a fun session or service for you then you need to embrace it.

“There is nothing better and as long as you are having fun then, well, have a food fight!”

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With her know how, experience and the stellar line-up she’s put together, it’s no wonder there is genuine excitement and confidence in the day being nothing but a success.

Ari said: “I’m not really hoping to get great content as I know that will happen. There are going to be so many great characters and it will be interesting as they are bringing their own quality ideas along.

“Everyone is up for having great fun on the day and doing something new and exciting. It is going to be a wonderful day and very successful and I know it will happen again!”

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To book sessions, order customs or to find out about supporting the event through sponsorship and getting involved with Splosh Day, contact Ari at xaraneaex@gmail.com or via the 3G site: www.gooeygrapplinggirls.co.uk

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Wrestling my wonderful, brave friend

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Inferno. Araneae. Ari – as I mostly call her. You all know her; she’s my favourite wrestler. She’s a mesmerising talent and stunning girl that is a joy to face on the mats. Ari is also an inspiration. Has been for as long as I’ve known her and probably was before then too.

I’m proud to call her my friend. A friend I love and care deeply about. So I was distressed, shocked and angry about the horrific attack this beautiful and wonderful soul was subjected to. Typical of her bravery, she has waived automatic anonymity in such incidents and written about her ordeal here: www.araneae.co.uk/assault-and-conviction/

Read it. Absorb every last syllable. Share it on your social media. Make sure everyone knows who that scumbag is. But more importantly, make sure every model, every wrestler, every person in this scene – or any walk of life for that matter – knows that what happened to Ari is not acceptable. And it won’t be tolerated. And girls like Ari will be supported. Will be protected. And justice will be served.

I was there for the sentencing and I was more than happy to show her my support, alongside others who did the same. We came from different towns and cities and from different walks of Ari’s life. But we were there for her and her fantastic partner Kiwi. They mean a lot to us.

And, yeah, I was proud of Ari as she stood up to be counted in court. Read out her victim impact statement at the sentencing hearing with her attacker just yards away from her. It was tough to hear for all of us who care about her. But the judge heard it too. And she handed the monster four years in prison.

First and foremost, my trip down south was to support Ari. But then I also debated in my head about asking her about a session. I debated whether that was too insensitive or inappropriate. But I asked and was pleased that Ari was up for it and we booked it for Dodgy Dave’s place in Woking.

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And a wonderful session it was too. As you can see from these photos, Ari looked as wonderful as ever. What the pictures don’t tell you is she is getting stronger and stronger. Just two months after our last session, she has improved further.

It almost scares me how strong and tough she is and is likely to build on this soon.The reason for this fear? Well, the fact that I’ve never made her tap out at this point is bad enough. But as she gets even stronger than she already was, then I can kiss goodbye to ever making her tap out.

Surprisingly, I didn’t actually start too badly this time. Ok, an arm lock made me tap after several minutes but then I proved more elusive and defensive to stop her adding to her total for quite a few minutes.

Ok, a headlock made it 2-0 yet that was quite respectable given more than 10 minutes had elapsed. But as it turned out, we were still in ‘warm-up mode’ and Ari hadn’t even started yet!

And soon the scoreline started to reflect her overall superiority. There were more arm bars, headlocks and a body scissor which made me scream so loud that even Ari was shocked at it’s volume.

She also got more and more creative with her holds, as perfectly captured in the photo below. I was every bit trapped and in pain as I look!

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My attacking moves were few and far between. In fact, I’m probably using artistic licence by calling them ‘attacking moves’! I tried my usual scissors, headlocks, and a bearhug which was probably more like a cuddle, truth be told.

But I never looked like getting that elusive submission out of her. At any point. My “finest” moment came when I tried to get her in a head lock, she quickly avoided it but I carried on applying it – essentially squeezing the life out of air! Instead, she rolled me over and showed me how it should be done and made me tap out within seconds!

Damage limitation seems to be the only achievable goal for me. But even that seemed to quickly slip from my grasp. Ari set herself a target of beating her previous 11-0 victory. I set myself the target of getting her to talk more to eat up valuable time to prevent this.

With each tricky situation I’d find myself in, the frustration built! I announced my retirement, told her she was no longer my favourite, called her a stubborn cow and had a general hissy fit about getting my ass kicked…AGAIN!

All tongue-in-cheek of course and she easily got to 12-0. In fact, there was time for her to make it an unlucky 13 for me with a final headlock. She sneakily tried to claim a 14th when she dived straight back on top and smothered me before I could get up after the last submission! But this was quite rightly discounted! As if she needs to cheat…!

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So there we have it. My 12th attempt at beating Ari, my 12th attempt at even getting one bloody submission (!) comes and goes without any success. I feel like Wile E Coyote trying to catch The Road Runner!

But what was a resounding success was yet another wonderful session with this amazing girl. A grateful hug and those aches and pains signalling a job well done by her! Even more impressive considering what she’d gone through the day before. It would have been understandable if she hadn’t wanted to do the session.

She always does her job brilliantly. She’s my favourite for a reason! Her professionalism, talent and character makes her the wonderful wrestler she is. She approaches everything she does wholeheartedly and, as a client, I couldn’t ask for anymore from her.

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I hope you enjoy the photos on this blog, showing her in fine form. And I hope you read this and, from my enthusiasm, enquire about sessions, find out what you both want and then book it and enjoy it.

As well as being a regular client, I’m honoured to be able to call her a friend. A friend I’ve had loads of chats and laughs with and one who encouraged me when I met my better half and then provided a shoulder to cry on and sound advice when it all went wrong.

She didn’t deserve what happened to her. No-one does. And that scumbag had no right to do what he did. Everyone has boundaries and these are made clear. All of us must remember this and treat others with the respect they are due. Here is a link to her blog again: www.araneae.co.uk/assault-and-conviction/

Like I said, read it. Understand it. Share it. It could help someone who really needs it.