The sports world is abuzz about last Friday's historic WILD World Championship Match. "The Bloodthirsty Vixen" Amanda has been reinstated by the committee and make quick work of her hated rival, Lucky O'Shea, to become the new (and fourth) WILD World Champion. She is also the first transgender athlete to win a major title in any sport.
The WILD offices have been flooded with emails, phone calls and interview requests and our Twitter feed (@WILD_Wrestling) has exploded with both support and concern. Here are a few comments from Twitter...
* "Amanda is a woman. No matter her birth it matters whats in her heart&mind." - @PocketVolcano
* "I'm a Lucky O'Shea fan but props to Amanda. She's worked hard and deserves it." - @DarkKent
* "I think it's progressive! Why not? It's the 21st century. Kudos to @WILD_Wrestling." - @divadirt
* "I'm excited by @WILD_Wrestling 's new champ. It's not often we get to say pro wrestling is being progressive." - @MsCewsh
Major industry websites are also covering this story. www.diva-dirt.com and www.ringbellesonline.com are just two of the websites devoted to women's wrestling that have caught wind of the situation and have commented on it.
I hear that some changes might be happening in WILD. The other day, WILD Owner Travis Leland made a comment about how WILD "needs to live up to its name better." Not sure what he meant by that.
The WILD World Championship will be defended outside of California for the first time next month! Leland spoke with the organizers of Freak Show Wrestling in Las Vegas and have arranged to have a series of matches there. Presumably, that means Amanda will be representing our company there. But who will be her opponent? Will Lucky O'Shea want a rematch? Will Nikki cash in her title shot? Las Vegas is the home of Allison Danger, and perhaps she will make her WILD debut then. Buggy mentioned that Amanda would "see her soon," could that happen at the Freak Show? Freak Show Wrestling works closely with former WWE Superstar Kizarny and his wife, former WWE Women's Champion Stacy "The Kat" Carter. Will she want to get involved somehow? More details will be forthcoming. Stay tuned here.
Until next time...