Thursday, September 29, 2011


Thanks to David Falcon,Takehisa Kashima and Nobuya Iwatsobu for the pictures!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Do you think I care that you're a legend?

Here we go

I must admit I was horrible at taking pictures so forgive me please. Japan was amazing as you all can imagine, looking back much of it was a blur and the days sorta ran together becasue I had a real hard time adjusting to the time difference. Landing in Japan was an experience in itself. As some of you know a Typhoon hit Tokyo and wouldn't you know it my pilot thought he could land without a problem. After first considering a re route to Seoul or Osaka it was determined we could make it. Our first attempt was scary to say the least...grown men and women screaming in terror and as you can imagine loosing their complementary meals. The second attempt was a success and I was back in Japan ready to rumble! The day of our first event we got to go watch a live OZ Academy show and it was awesome. SO many stars were on this show AJA, Manami, AKINO to name a few and of course my old friend MIKA NISHIO

The first match I had was a tag match with MIa Yim vs. The Canadian Ninjas. I thought it want well and the Ninjas deserved the win. I have seen photos from this match but don't have any of my own so if you have some to share please message me!

Day two's event was right after an Ice Ribbon show and again was treated to catching up with a friend Tsukasa Fujimoto!!!

I really enjoyed the nights match and think the tag of Rey Ray MUST happen again somewhere...Hey we are undefeated as a team that should qualify us as challenges to someones tag titles right?

Day four we were off to beautiful OSAKA, our last event of the trip and my singles with HOTTA. I was pretty confident after picking up the victory the night before but it was not to be. Technically I can contest her win becasue she picked up the victory via choke but I'll give her that one since after the match she said some very nice things about me on the microphone that she didn't have to do. Sometimes it not whether you win or loose and having HOTTA praise my wrestling in my book is better than and technical victory. After the match she was all smiles

 The last day of the tour we were guests at a WAVE show. I was so excited to see my old training partner and soon to be opponent KANA. The reunion was great and we have both grown and changed so much in the past six years, if i was excited before to face her in the ring I don't know what to call what I am now. I have a feeling it will be something special! Happy for now but no smiles once we are in the ring....

That was a very quick review of the trip and so much happened but as you can imagine I have a million and one things to do before SHIMMER so I will leave you with that for now and maybe catch you up on more details later. 
I do want to take a minute to thank the S Ovation office for making the trip so much fun and really taking care of me, no words can describe my gratitude!

See you soon!

P.S. I did pick up some posters of the tag tournament but only one of the HOTTA\Me poster. I had her sign it but she personalized it to me...any guesses on what it says????

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Wow do I have a lot to update you guys on so stay tuned!

I'm not confident I'll be able to deliver a blog before heading out for shimmer but I'll try.

What are you most interested in  hearing about?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Four hours of sleep,

Flight, three hour car ride, wrestle, two hour car ride, four hours of sleep, cardio, three hour car ride, wrestle, flight. All worth it the choke the BDK out of my life and be a part of the best events in pro wrestling.

Thank you CHIKARA!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Did you see this?

Who would be interested in purchasing this if I can bring some back?

Signed of course

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Japan matches announced!

Sep.23rd at Tokyo
1.Amapola,Lady Afrodita vs. Yumiko Hotta,Kyoko Kimura
2.Sara del Rey,Mia Yim vs. Nicole Matthews,Portia Perez (match B)
3.Aki Kambayashi,Saya vs. La Comandante,Zeuxis (match A)

Sep.24th at Yokohama
1.Aki Kambayashi vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Lady Afrodita (Triple threat match)
2.Yumiko Hotta,Saya vs. Loser of match B
3.Tomoka Nakagawa,Kyoko Kimura vs. Amapola,Dama de Hierro
4.Winner of match A vs. Winner of match B

Sep.25th at Osaka
1.Apple Miyuki,Aoi Ishibashi vs. Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru,Lady Afrodita
2.Hiroyo Matsumoto,Saya vs. Nicole Matthews,Portia Perez
3.La Comandante,Kyoko Kimura vs. Zeuxis,Dama de Hierro.
4.Aki Kambayashi vs. Mia Yim (TLW championship)
5.Yumiko Hotta vs. Sara del Rey

You can start congratulating Mia and me now on the big win!

I guess 6 years later she wants retribution


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

All hyped to write but I have no subject

This morning the Starbucks Gold Coast was brewing in my kitchen and it got me all pumped for the day. I have tons of energy and nothing to do with it. I guess giving my keyboard a workout is as good a way as any. I would normally go to the gym and today is leg day but I have a date later on in the day with that and my trainer has me only doing cardio every other day. Don't ask my why...

Yesterday I must admit I KILLED it! I went through a deck of cards in record time. For those of you that don't know that's when you assign an exercise to a suite and do that exercise in the amount that the card represents. Aces being 15 and all face cards being 10. I did table makers, squats, lunges and sit ups. Normally I would have push ups in the mix but figured I should spread the wealth since I was going chest later on at the gym. Everything was going good until the dreaded butt burn! Not as gross as you can imagine but definitely not cool or comfortable either. Let me explain, I was doing my situps so fast that the very spot my butt/lower back and the floor met created friction and I was the unfortunate recipient or mat burn. For those of you that have never had it consider yourselves lucky. The shower I must admit has never been quite so painful.

Today I'm feeling a little better and don't foresee my injury holding me back from anything besides maybe the pool. I will still probably grab a book and go enjoy what sun is left. Yesterday I finished "A Lion's Tale" by Chris Jericho and need to start another before my travels. If you are like me it takes you awhile to get really into a book so I sorta need to force myself through the first few chapters. Any suggestions?

As some of you may have seen on my Twitter or Facebook on October 8th, in Kingsport Tennessee, for CHIKARA I will be facing my former training partner and overall bad ass Kana! I am more than excited for this and can't wait to punish my old friend. I was looking through some of my old pictures and found a few more that were fun...

 Nishio and I trying to get the enraged colony of wasps away from Kana
 They were stubborn wasps so I decided smushing was the best option

all was forgiven a few days later as we set the ring up..interestingly enough we were outside and NO wasps.

Have a great week everyone!

I hope you can make it out to see me this weekend in Brockton, Ma or Manhattan, otherwise go support your favorite independent group!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Week of work!

Man have I been busy...

 and I LOVE it! I have been working on lots of projects and picking up my cardio game. Needless to say I feel accomplished and motivated.

One project I've been working on was organizing my DVDs. I knew I had some great stuff but I didn't know the extent until now. I am so jealous of my collection.... I feel like a proud parent who's kid just went potty all on their own. I can not express enough how important it is for all wrestlers or people who want to be wrestlers to watch tapes. No, footage of yourself does not count!

I guess the other big thing you would be interested in is my return to JAPAN!

I am not sure how many of you frequent the SHIMMER message boards but as announced by the Shimmer Office "The Ninjas are going to Japan!!!" Mia Yim and Sara Del Rey will be there too.

It's about time I eat something so until we meet again loyal readers.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What do I think about this?

Its awesome! I have not read the actual article yet but I am stoked the Bella twins mentioned me!

Any publicity is good publicity and that goes for everyone involved!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labor day tomorrow

Does this warrant my grocery store being closed? I suspect not! My plans include gym and watching some wrestling.

I just organized all my dvds and I have some incredible stuff! All wrestling fans should be jealous. I'll do my best to keep you informed over at twitter!

Take care, be safe!