That’s your problem, not mine

That’s it! I QUIT! Alright, alright. I’m not quitting. Calm down. At least, not yet… Although, there was a time a few years ago where I nearly did quit… I gave serious consideration to quitting professional wrestling forever. And I know now I would have regretted it. At the time however, I felt I had no other option. I had a tendency to avoid conflict and to run away from difficult situations. ...

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Happy Anniversary!

You have no idea what your legacy will be…. "Your legacy is every life that you've touched". There are so many powerful quotes in this speech from Oprah. If you haven’t watched the above video yet, I urge you to. I’ve watched it many times and every time, I come away feeling more inspired than before. In hearing the above quote from Maya Angelou in a conversation she had with Oprah, I ...

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It’s not a competition!

I don’t know exactly where or why this all started. I imagine perhaps it’s an animal response from our cave men days where it’s in our nature to compete in order to survive. Maybe we need to be the best in order to not prove that we are higher up than all others so that we’re higher in the pecking order? I don’t know. All I know is it’s exhausting. It’s ...

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Dare to Compete!

On Monday evening, I had the privilege of attending an event featuring Hillary Clinton. She was here in New Zealand to talk about resilience including her experiences in the previous elections, her journey so far and the lessons she’s learned throughout her life. I entered the event with uncertainty as to what she would be willing to discuss. I wasn’t sure how a woman with her experience would present herself, or ...

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Road less travelled

Have you ever listened to a song and realised it is speaking to your heart like no other has? This happened to me this morning. As I listened to the song, “Road less travelled” by Lauren Alaina (yes, I love country music). I listened long and hard to the words coming through my headphones. “You won’t make yourself a name if you follow the rules” was what first caught my attention. I ...

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Ultimate Throwback: 10 years of NZ Pro Wrestling – Support Women’s Wrestling

So here it is. The final of my throwbacks on my past ten years in New Zealand pro wrestling. For this final post, I want to touch on something that is most important, not just in pro wrestling but in life. And that’s the importance of women supporting each other and lifting each other up. It’s all too easy to tear each other down. To make someone else look bad in ...

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Ultimate Throwback: 10 years of NZ Pro Wrestling – Being the bad guy

“Holy shi*t that’s a lot of people!” I remember thinking after stepping in the ring at Auckland Armageddon 2012. This was the year Bushwhacker Luke came to visit and we were located in the 3rd shed at ASB Showgrounds. I entered the ring with Danny Jacobs as we normally do. Parading around with pride in ourselves. However, the crowd didn’t take too kindly to us and were hurling abuse of ...

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Ultimate Throwback: 10 years of NZ Pro Wrestling – My Proudest Achievements

Following on from last weeks’ post, I’ve been thinking all week about what to share from the past 10 years in New Zealand pro wrestling. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m going to share with you some of my proudest moments and biggest achievements, as decided by me. Recently, when clearing out some of my boxes, I stumbled across an old book. Inside that book was a list. This list ...

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