Sam and I are trying something new for 2019: a comedy wrestling YouTube channel called Babyface Bullies. Our first video is below. Check it out and let me know what you think.
I used Zelo Pro’s Milwaukee Meltdown to write about all of the awesome women wrestlers on the independents. Tessa Blanchard is frickin’ star, but they are all great. I also made sure to name drop Manami Toyota (probably the greatest wrestler of all time) and Sara Del Rey (who changed my perception of women wrestling) because of course I did.
Yet for all the good that WWE has done within the past year, they are still behind, and it’s companies like Zelo Pro that are leading the way in bringing true equality to professional wrestling.
Of course, that is easy to do when you have wrestlers like Tessa Blanchard and Kylie Ray to headline your shows.
There was a time when Chikara was, by far, my favorite brand of wrestling. I got into it when Claudio Castagnoli (Cesaro) and Sara Del Rey were full-time roster members, Colt Cabana, the Young Bucks and El Generico were regular guest stars, and before they even had a singles title. It was way different and more fun than most wrestling I had watched prior to that, but it was also just as good. I would put this era of Chikara up against just about any other “great” wrestling out there, it was that good.
My first DVD was King of Trios 2011, which remains one of my all-time favorite events. There was just so much fun stuff that weekend. Great nostalgia with guest stars like The 1-2-3 Kid, The Great Sasuke, Dick Togo and Jinsei Shinzaki mixed with new favorites like The Colony and El Generico and some great comedy wrestling with Matt Classic and the Osaka Pro guys. It was a perfect event to be introduced to what Chikara is and what it could be. (more…)