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The Forgotten Diva's Past

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Hi guys,
It doesn't seem like a day or show goes by in WWE without someone talking about the Women's Revolution and how amazing the up and coming women wrestlers are. And they're right! Nowadays, female wrestlers are stronger than ever constantly putting on amazing matches with fellow women and even men. In WWE you've got the likes of Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Shayna Bayzler and Sasha Banks. On a wider scale you've got Britt Baker, Miyu Yamashita, Riho, Bea Priestly and Viper to name a few from across the world. All amazing women who have pushed the boundaries of women's wrestling into a new era trying to get to a point where they're seen as equals.


However, have we forgotten or tried to disregard the past?
Before this revolution, we had the divas division. A group of women who wanted to make it in the industry they loved and grew up watching, but weren't given nearly the same amount of opportunities. They were the show fillers, the beauty's to…

My Top 10 Wrestling Valentine's

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Hi guys,
Today is Valentine's Day if any of you didn't notice from all those soppy Facebook posts, shop displays and adverts on the television. For those of you who didn't guess, I'm single again this year but I'm not bitter - nope.

So, instead of moping in my usual way, I thought I’d write a more light hearted post for all you today! I delved into the world of my favourite wrestlers and had to pick only 10 for this list. It's the wrestlers who are so adorable and make my lack of a relationship seem less heartbreaking *cue audience sympathy*. Because I don’t have a special guy in my life, I thought I’d write about the only guys who matter and that’s all my special wrestling boys who always make me smile. I mean who needs a boyfriend anyway... not me!

Just a note, this post is no way meant to be serious, demeaning and in anyway objectifying any of the male wrestlers on this list because I really respect as both people and athletes, it's just for a bit of fu…

Review: NJPW New Beginning in Osaka

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Hi guys,
Sorry for being so quiet recently, it's been a crazy few weeks and sometimes a girl needs a bit of a break to watch a lot of wrestling without writing about it. However, I'm back with another New Japan tour review and, after the huge Osaka-Jo Hall New Beginning in Osaka tour, I thought it was a great way to end an amazing tour.
This tour ran alongside the US part of the tour, but it was these shows broadcasted on New Japan World. Going into the 'Road to' shows, we had some amazing matches. Obviously, going into the tour, we were aware of a few of the big matches to look forward to at the end of the tour including Jay White v SANADA, Jon Moxley v Minoru Suzuki for the US title, Roppongi 3k v El Desperado and Kanemaru for the Jr tag titles, Hiromu Takahashi v Ryu Lee for the IWGP Jr title and last but not least Naito v Kenta for the IWGP Heavyweight and IC title. These matches gave us some crazy teams from Jon Moxley teaming with the likes of Roppongi 3k, Kazuc…

4 Reasons why you should've watched Fantastica Mania 2020!

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Hi guys,
Last time I left you, I was a bit too excited about everything that happened at Wrestle Kingdom 14. I took a few weeks to compose myself and luckily I didn't have to wait too long for my New Japan fix with as the yearly CMLL shows Fantastica Mania came around. For a lot of people, they see it as a filler tour or something that they don't really bother watching. I agree in the fact that it normally has no impact on any upcoming storylines. However, I always tell people to watch it. 

Out of all the tours in New Japan, this is the most fun and colourful bringing everything special about CMLL to Japan from the wrestlers, bright colours and the horns. It's not only a chance to see your favourite New Japan wrestlers let their hair down a bit, but also see what CMLL has to offer with their wrestlers who are so diverse!

Unfortunately, it all came to an end on Monday but, if you didn't get a chance to watch it, here are five reasons why this year's Fantastica Mani…

Top 5 Matches of Wrestle Kingdom 14

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Hi guys,

This weekend has been huge because it was the biggest weekend in the New Japan calendar: Wrestle Kingdom 14! This year was even bigger and better because it spanned over 2 amazing nights meaning even more amazing matches and chances for the wrestlers to shine, not to mention Jyushin Thunder Liger's retirement matches. So, after watching a cumulative 14 hours of wrestling over three days and not sleeping, here are my top 5 matches from the weekend.

With even more matches to choose from, it seemed near impossible to pick so here's a round of applause for me for actually doing it! Tetsuya Naito v Kazuchika Okada - Night 2 With all that was on the line with this match, is it any surprise that it was so amazing and quite possibly the match of the entire weekend! It was THE match everyone had been waiting for and it was the match that was going to make history by crowning the first ever IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental champion.


In traditional Red Shoes Unno style, th…

Wrestling MVPs 2019

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Hi guys,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can't believe it's already 2020 and 2019 seems like a distant memory...
But, what a 2019 it has been? Never mind what a year it's been in professional wrestling.

It seems as if I've been spending more of this year watching wrestling and writing about it than anything else. Because of this, it almost seems impossible for me to write about a year in wrestling because I wouldn't even know where to start. Even if I just looked at one promotion, for example my fave New Japan, there could be a post per month which is crazy.

So, I thought that the best thing to do would be to look at all the promotions I watch and pick my MVP wrestlers of the year. I'm taking on board a lot of different things when making these choices including level of improvement, how much I've enjoyed watching them and obviously how well they've done in matches this year. However, I've given myself a near impossible task by only picking 5 and I can promise y…