Ups and downs. Highs and lows. A rollercoaster. Let’s throw all the cliches at my year in the wrestling scene!
There were some truly fabulous moments that will live long in the memory but also other aspects that were rather deflating.
The UK session wrestling scene can be the best place in the world when it does things right. A minority of characters can also be tedious and make you question why you bother.
Don’t get me wrong. I really don’t think I’d ever be able to just walk away from it. Hell, I still hung around even when I met there girl I was convinced was the love of my life a couple of years back! So I’m not likely to just leave because of a handful of dickheads.
But, you know, sometimes in life you just have to throw your hands up in the air and shout “FUCK IT!” before going for a smoke or a beer to help chill out again. This scene of ours is no different.
Shall we get the negatives out the way first?
Ari/Inferno’s broken leg.
I’m sure I don’t need to say much about this one. Seeing my favourite wrestler and a wonderful friend suffer the year she has endured was hard to watch. Especially as I felt powerless to actually help. The broken leg was horrendous luck. If anyone deserves a mighty fine 2018 then it’s this incredible beauty. I hope I can help her have a better year.
They just never stop. It’s hard to pick a favourite from this year. I loved them both. Firstly, there was the one who blocked me and insinuated I was a racist sympathiser because I had previously engaged with his arch enemy. Long, tedious story which annoyed me more than it ever should have done. The people who know me know how ridiculous this self-appointed moral guardian is and that is what matters the most.
And then secondly, there’s the charmer who publicly slated me about my “obsession” with Inferno. I’ve never hid the fact she is my favourite and I never will. And so long as Inferno is cool with me (she’d tell me if she wasn’t – that’s what friends do!) then it will never matter what others think. There’s nothing wrong with being a huge fan of someone – something my critic would agree with, seeing as he apparently constantly tweets about his own!! (Oh, the irony!)
Lack of sessions.
I only had three wrestling and one domination session in 2017. Money was a big factor, of course, as well as timing. I tell all these ladies – either ones I’ve never wrestled or ones I haven’t rolled around with for a while – that I want to session with them…and then I don’t. I’m turning into one of those time-wasting fantasists who talks the talk but never walks the walk. I need to get more organised!
Anyway, screw the negatives! Let’s have some positivity.
While the broken leg was devastating, this resilient and determined little wonder made a heart-warming and immensely popular return to the mats! She did shows, she did wrestling parties but, best of all, she re-started sessions! I had one wrestling one and Ari proved she is as good as ever by destroying me…and will get much stronger! She is one of the most remarkable and inspirational people I’ve ever had the fortune to meet. My favourite, my “obsession” (!). I also booked a domination session with her while she was still a few weeks from being able to wrestle. She is a top class Mistress and has introduced me to a whole new exciting world. No amount of negatives will diminish the excitement and thrill I get from sessions with beautiful Ari!
Taking on Ari and Jade TOGETHER!
I showed just how brave and fearless I was by taking on two of the best and most gorgeous around at the same time. It was incredible. I can’t believe I’d never done it before. They were like those velociraptors in Jurassic Park – tactically stalking me and then attacking me with venom and remorselessness! It was fucking awesome!! I’m amazed I could still walk afterwards! Being ‘besties’ mean they know each other so well and work in tandem – even the spontaneous trash talk is in tune! A lot of happy memories were created in just an hour’s session. Getting beaten up, tortured, tickled and mocked by Ari and Jade is a treat I would highly recommend to anyone.
Wrestling Pippa L’Vinn.
If there is a woman in the scene who needs no introduction, then it’s Pippa. I was up in Manchester for the Radiohead gig and found myself with a lot of free time the day after. I initially contacted her to ask about a couple of girls on her books but when they weren’t available I asked Pippa if she could step in. She did and I’m so glad! A phenomenal wrestler, she also turned the session into a bit of a tutorial. It was fun, educational and an honour. I still get a little star struck in her company – something she waves away, being the modest legend she is! One of the best people you could wish to meet in the scene. Highly recommend sessions with her. And her shows!
Monica’s September Show.
Not just going to the show but getting to meet the main woman herself! I’d spoken to her, used her gym for sessions but never met her until a few months ago. The show was brilliant too. I got to see the awesome Antscha wrestle live and met the IMAX lovelies Kat, Lexi and Viper! Monica runs a great ship and all the matches were fabulous. There was a great vibe too. People just wanted to enjoy themselves and enjoy themselves they did! Monica’s an amazing character too – very funny! And she provided pizza for all the punters – what a woman! Certainly aiming to make a show or two of hers next year!
For a long time now, this guy has been a voice of reason on Twitter. Someone whose opinion I value above any other guy in the scene. He takes no shit, speaks his mind and fights his corner. We’ve always got on and so it was an absolute pleasure to be able to meet him for a couple of beers when he was up in my patch for work. We talked about everything that’s good and bad in the scene. We also chatted about work and music – something we both love. Albeit, he can play and I can’t! It might seem like nothing major but meeting this top bloke was another welcome boost and a timely reminder of all that’s great about this crazy game! Can’t wait to do it again – The A Team forever!
So there we are. Ok, more positives than negative so maybe not as topsy turvy as I suggested at the outset. But that’s nothing to complain about. The scene can be wonderful. Remember – support your favourites. Book sessions, buy calendars, sign up to OnlyFans accounts, buy videos from producers…do what you can.
My plans for 2018? Let’s not make plans. Let’s just make it brilliant from start to finish! Enjoy your Christmas and New Year blow outs…