Due to ‘real life’ getting in the way, a rather special personal anniversary came and went a few days ago without acknowledgement from me.
April 29 marked five years since I took the plunge and had my first ever mixed wrestling session with Chanel from Polefighters in Walsall. And I never looked back.
I’ve wrestled so many stunning and talented ladies and met so many good guys. Come across a few pricks as well, but let’s not dwell on that!
The scene has changed a hell of a lot too. People who I miss have come and gone while my ability to session as much as I’d like to has diminished. On the flipside, though, I do love it. There are a lot of exciting new people, places and opportunities for fun!
So here are a few of my highlights and lowlights from five years as a (crap) wrestler:
Inferno – my favourite
The one constant in my life on the scene, pretty much from the start to the present day. And I’m certain it will continue well into the future! Yes, I know I always talk about her but I make no apologies for that.
She was my second ever opponent and the first I sessioned with for an hour. I liked her instantly from the first email she sent in response to my query about a session. She was a delight to meet in person and phenomenal on the mats. I was hooked straight away!
I even met her wonderful partner Kiwi at the first session. He has a coolness that I can only dream of having and even gave me some useful tips, quickly becoming my cheerleader!
In my first year, I had six sessions with her. There have been many more since. Familiarity hasn’t bred contempt in this case, that’s for sure. In fact, each session seems fresh and different and I leave always desperate to book her again!
I’m a dedicated fan and supporter but I’m delighted that we’ve also become good friends. I love messaging her, tweeting about or directly to her, buying clips featuring her, watching her at shows and of course rolling around with her on the mats!
Such is the trust I have in her, I’ve even let her drip hot wax on my back and stick needles in my chest! Inferno has introduced me to a whole new world in her Domina Ari role and I really couldn’t have a better mistress!
Inferno ALWAYS delivers. Her focus is on the clients and she knows how to adapt to people with such different tastes and requirements.
She’s had a rotten past year or so and tough anniversaries have either come or are coming up that will weigh heavily on her.
But her courage and her determination to bounce back has been an inspiration. I’m in awe of her and am proud as her friend and supporter. Best thing of all is she’s still not where she wants to be. So she’s going to get even better and better. She is exquisite in every way.
So yes, I do go on about her. But with damn good reason. I absolutely love this phenomenal and incredibly beautiful girl and I couldn’t have a better favourite!
Shay Hendrix – my most missed
Like I said earlier, people have come and gone from the scene. But none have been missed by me more than the one and only Shay Hendrix.
She was a fabulous session wrestler. Strong, skilled and a whole lot of fun – that’s before I even get on to her jaw-dropping beauty.
At first, it seemed as if I’d never get to session with her as we could never arrange a session for a time and location that would suit both of us! When we finally did, she exceeded my expectations and I loved every second of all the sessions we had.
She also brought this blog a lot of focus and attention with her startling account of the abuse she received from idiots. Shay was brutally honest and raw but also engaging to read. It is still my most read post almost five years later!
And to round off the package, she is also an incredibly funny person! At times, even more so than her comedian husband!
A lot of great wrestlers have joined the scene in the couple of years or so since she quit through injury and health reasons. But there is no one quite like Shay! I miss wrestling her a lot.
Chanel – my biggest influence
Quite simply, if it wasn’t for Chanel then I would probably wouldn’t be in the scene!
It was she who pitched the idea to me, she who talked me through what it would be like, she who gently coaxed me into trying it and it was she who gave me advice and useful tips. I also fell in love with the sport as a result of the two half hour sessions we had right at the start.
If I didn’t enjoy them or if she hadn’t been so lovely and patient and fun, then I might never have come back and I’d have missed out on all the joy of the past five years.
The first ever live wrestling show I attended was organised by Chanel at Polefighters too and I remember thinking how exciting it all was!
My first ever win even came against her! She had taught me very well and was delighted to see me progress. She didn’t begrudge me victory at all!
To my eternal shame, I’ve not seen Chanel or sessioned at Polefighters for a number of years. I had branched out and started going to London and Manchester far more and we lost touch.
But I’ll never forget her influence!
Honourary Mention: Pippa L’Vinn! An absolute wrestling legend and one of the loveliest people you could ever wish to meet! A tough mama too!! Love this woman. And you should too!
The scene idiots – my biggest gripe
Oh, where to begin. From the utter arse-wipes who think they are the ultimate authority on the scene to the little pricks who take the piss in a variety of ways, there are plenty of idiots around.
Now, I know I have my faults. And I know I’m one of the scene idiots from the point of view of some other guys. But firstly, this is my blog and secondly, I don’t care!
Guys – here’s a reality check for us all. Our views are not all that important. Engage with your favourites, book sessions, buy clips, treat them via their wish lists, whatever. But the rest of it? No one cares.
I’ll engage with anyone I want to. I don’t care if you think I should boycott *this* wrestler, or if *that* wrestler insulted you, or if you think I’m too obsessed with Inferno or whatever.
I’ve been told I’m too nice, too much of an arse-kisser, been accused of being racist, been blocked…I don’t care!! As long as I don’t offend the girls, I’ll never care what other guys think of me. My hobby, my rules!
It’s great there are so many great guys and I’m delighted to be mates with them and have a laugh. But jesus, the idiots can bloody do one…
Taking on Inferno & Jade – my favourite matches
I’ve never been the bravest of men. But for some reason, I was convinced I could take on Inferno and Jade at the same time and survive!
I did a 2v1 at Monica’s Wrestling Centre and then teamed up with RP (@Roleplay_Fan on Twitter) for a 2v2 Bondage Wrestling contest at The Submission Rooms. Surprise surprise, both ended with me being battered!
You may have already noticed that I am a fairly big fan of Inferno…! But throwing Jade into the equation just doubled the delight to be had! She’s clearly gorgeous and brilliant and they are wrestling besties so are able to work together and be devastating together!
Both girls were ruthless and wanted to not just beat me but humiliate me. They succeeded and I bloody loved every second.
In the second match, with RP taking half the punishment, we actually kept them at bay for some time before the inevitable demise!
Being tied up by two of the most skilled and beautiful girls in the scene and then having them stand on us as if we were doormats was something rather thrilling! Love them!
Honourable mention: Inferno beating me with a broken leg! It was her return to action following last year’s horrific injury. She was still recovering from it. It was meant to be a light session. And it was. For her. For me, I got my usual ass-kicking and yes, she beat me easily even with a broken leg!! Utterly brilliant and amazing to see her back. And you *still* question why this girl is my favourite?!
MWC and The Wrestling Factory – my favourite venues
Right, let’s get one thing straight. Everywhere I’ve wrestled is fabulous. Anywhere which allows us to engage in this damn fine hobby is a place of worship, as far as I’m concerned.
But in the case Monica’s Wrestling Centre in London and Pippa L’Vinn’s Wrestling Factory in Manchester – those rings though!!
Yes, both venues have wrestling rings and a hell of a lot of mat space too which makes them exceptional.
Pippa’s place is a northern paradise for us session wrestlers while Monica did the scene proud when she moved from her tiny old venue to this refurbished Walthamstow wonderland.
I’ve had matches in both rings, I’ve watched shows take place in both rings – they are incredible places where I find my wrestling heaven!
Miss Zoe Page – my surprise wrestling delight
I’d met Zoe Page a couple of times at Dodgy Dave’s brilliant Woking venue (unlucky not to get a mention above!) when I was sessioning with Inferno. I just thought she was incredibly gorgeous model and mistress who was doing her thing while we wrestled.
I’d never ever considered the fact she might be a wrestler herself! So to find this beauty was indeed a fantasy session wrestler…BOOM!
After a few frustrated attempts to arrange a session, we finally faced off for a session at Ari’s Splosh Day and had an incredible time! She is sexy, hilarious, great fun and can wrestle a fair bit too. Her dinosaur impressions are even better!
She kicked my butt the first time so a rematch was essential. We had all the same laughs again although I sneaked the win in the end.
Zoe Page is an absolute doll and a rather brilliant fantasy wrestler!
A (short-lived) retirement – My biggest conundrum
Fell in love with a girl. A few years ago now. It was incredible. Imagine the most beautiful girl in the world telling you she loves you. That dream came true.
But she wasn’t in the scene. So what do I do? Despite us all knowing there is nothing wrong with what we do, ‘normal’ life just doesn’t get it. I couldn’t risk losing this girl. So I retired from the scene.
Alas, she ended up breaking my heart and so I returned less than a year later! Actually, I had sneaky sessions with Inferno of course while I was retired. But she is a mate so that was ok!
I can’t thank the scene enough really. I hit rock bottom but it was this brilliant scene and some bloody great records (not to mention cigarettes and beer) that got me through the worst times.
I won’t lie. There were a few moments I wished I was still retired. I miss what I had with her. But seeing as I was dealt the blow, I’m sure as hell glad wrestling was in my life.
One other thing about Inferno – when I met that girl and was all in a whirl, she gave me the advice I needed and encouraged me to go for it. Bearing in mind I am a regular client of hers and I was on the verge of quitting session wrestling, the fact she put me first when giving advice is something I’ll be eternally grateful for. Now, that’s what I call a friend.
Girls, Girls, Girls – Those I’ve wrestled and those I’d like to wrestle
Over the years, I’ve wrestled the likes of Pippa L’Vinn, Lisa King, Axa, Laken, Minxy Li, Amethyst, Scorpion, Serenity Steele, Thunder, Venom, Dark Angel and many more…it’s like a who’s who of the wrestling scene! I’ve never had a bad session. That’s incredible!
Amongst those I’d like to wrestle: Raven, Juicy, Nexus, Havanna, Pussy Willow, Xena, Sativa…ahhhh, there’s so many of them!!! I need to stop talking about it though. Otherwise I’ll be no better than those guys who never book sessions…
The Max Girls – A huge boost for the scene
The past is great and I always look back. But the future is where it’s at whether we like it or not! And the future in our scene is a lot brighter because of the emergence of the IMAX girls!
I mean just look at them! They’re beautiful. And They’re brilliant. And they’ve been a breath of fresh air for this scene!
I’ve only had the pleasure of wrestling Siren Max (TAFKAB – The Artist Formerly Known As Baby!) and it looks like I’ve talked myself into a rematch with her after I fluked a win against her last month! She’s so gorgeous and talented that I don’t think I’ll fair so well next time.
But I want to wrestle the others too in time. They have a stable of around seven and the ones I’ve met are outstanding while the others seem to be just the same!
Sometimes, the scene can get a bit stale but these IMAX girls have given it a real shot in the arm. I look forward to seeing a lot more of them as time goes on!
So that’s it. My very long look back at five years in the scene. I might moan and complain sometimes. But I do love being here. And I certainly look forward to five more years of incredible fun and getting my arse well and truly kicked….mostly by Inferno of course!