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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Ultimate Throwback: 10 years of NZ Pro Wrestling – The Beginning

  Where do I begin!? This December marks 10 years since my professional wrestling debut. When asked to write about the past 10 years, my first thought was, “wow… a lot has happened in 10 years”. Safe to say, this journey through my history in the NZ professional wrestling scene will be detailed across a few posts.   Let’s begin at day one. Before I even debuted. Before I ever started training, I was ...

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I did it!

I did it! :D I had my first boxing fight!! I know. I know. The biggest question on everyone’s mind is, “did you win?!” So, for those looking for a quick answer, I’ll tell you straight up. After 3 grueling 2-minute rounds of non-stop punching, guarding and moving. The judges made their call. I had lost. “Unanimous decision” they declared in favor of my opponent, Natasha Wheeler. An up and ...

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What have I done!?

In just two weeks’ time, I will be stepping into the boxing ring for the first time. To say I'm nervous is an understatement. I have thought of nothing else but this fight for the past month... maybe more. Equally, I'm excited and determined. I would love to take away a knockout victory on my first night. Realistically though, I'm aiming for a unanimous decision. In my dreams, my opponent gets ...

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Why Wrestling?!

Right up there as one of the most common questions I'm asked when people first get to know me is “why wrestling?!” It’s typically followed by some remark about not looking like your stereotype of a pro wrestler. That, I agree, I am not. That is, if your definition or perception of what a pro wrestler is, is that cliché steroid-filled, hugely-muscular, excessively-tanned egotistical beast*. Yeah… ha! That’s definitely not ...

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