WRESTLING 101: The 10 Commandments of Women’s Pro Wrestlling

For the life of me, I can’t begin to fathom the unwritten, but steadfast code on women in professional wrestling. Thankfully promotions like Shine and Shimmer defy this code…out of roster necessity**…but only to an extent. The Ten Commandments of Women in Pro Wrestling: Rule 1: A male manager/wrestler cannot knowingly strike a female manager/wrestler. Rule 2: A female manager/wrestler […]

ATHLETE APPRECIATION: Andréa

Arguably the most satisfying aspect of the independent wrestling community lies in discovering how interesting and exceptional its athletes truly are. MaryKate Duignan Glidewell, better known as Valifornia stable member Andréa in Shine Wrestling, is  a  wonderful example of what happens when enormous talent marries perseverance. If Glidewell’s name rings a bell, it’s likely a […]

WRESTLING 101: To be or not to be…A ‘Diva’

The WWE’s women division has not always been called “The Divas” division but it has embraced this moniker since 2008, and in my opinion much to the detriment of the talented female wrestlers this company employs. Language is important and the very usage of the word “diva” says a lot about what this division exposes. […]