||[Jan. 4th, 2006|06:41 pm]
A brand new year. It feels great to sit down and kind of do an inventory of 2005, what got done and what still needs to get done for 2006. I got back to Mexico yesterday and it feels great to be here again. I had a really good rest with my family over the holidays and now I´m ready to get back to business. As I look towards 2006, I thought I´d make a little list of my 10 most memorable matches of 2005. I hope you enjoy it. |
10.) May 29, vs. Princesa Sugehit in Durango Mexico in a submissions only match.
I loved this match because we had a chance to really show some of our skills. Sugehit is always a tough opponent and she definitely challenged me to raise the caliber of my wrestling in this very technical match.
9.) June 24, vs. Hiroka in Arena Solidaridad, Monterrey Mexico.
I really enjoyed this match. Hiroka and I went at it. Since this match I´ve been waiting for the chance to take her on again in a singles match. It was also memorable because it was the debut of the FFLL (Federacion Femenil de Lucha Libre), and held the promise of more opportunities for women wrestlers in Mexico. It was a great night with a lot of talented girls, including fellow Canadians Shantelle and Aurora, as well as Simply Luscious from the States, Hiroka from Japan, Princesa Sugehit from Mexico, and several other girls. It was truly an international event and I was happy to be invovled in it.
8.)March 20, vs. Princesa Sugehit in Arena Coliseo, Monterrey Mexico, for the FILL Championship
This match was for the FILL (Federacion Internacional de Lucha Libre) Championship. The match ended in a tie when both our shoulders were pinned for the 3 count. Sugehit and I had been feuding for so long and the crowd was ready to see it come to a head. When we ended up tying, it fed the fire even more and the people were determined to see a winner. We both plead to the comission to let us go one more round to decide a winner, but they refused to change the decision. I ended up winning the title 5 days later in a rematch, but for me the win didn't compare to the first match we had. It was just a really exciting match and we were both giving it our all.
7.)May 24, vs. Burrito in Arena Coliseo, Monterrey Mexico
This had to be one of the most hilarious matches I have ever had. How often do you get to wrestle a donkey? El Burrito bet me $1000 that he could beat me. We made the deal that if I won, he would pay me $1000, and if he won, I would have to wrestle one more round with him while wearing a bikini. He was pretty confident. But guess who walked away with the 1000 beans and kept her clothes on? That's right. Me.
6.)July 29, Arena Mexico, with Princesa Sugehit vs. Amapola and La Nazi
This match was a memorable one because after so much time feuding, Princesa Sugehit and I got the chance to wrestle together as a team. The alliance didn't last long, I guess we have too many issues, but we worked really well together to take on these two. Maybe in the new year she'll accept my challenge for a hair versus mask match so we can put a final end to this feud, or maybe we can put aside our differences to form a wicked tag team.
5.)Nov 29, 2005, vs. Mariko Yoshida in First Ring Arena, Tokyo Japan
From the first minute I saw her train, I was impressed by Mariko and wanted the chance to take her on. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity. It was a really tough match and she ended up defeating me with her signature hold the Spider Web. Although I didn't win this one, it was a really strong match and I was pleased with my effort and determination.
4.)Dec. 7, with Samantha Slides versus April Hunter and Pyro, Winnipeg Canada
How can you beat wrestling in your hometown after a two year absence? The front rows were filled with my family and friends. I was overwhelmed by their support. This match wasn't exactly a stellar match for me, but it was extremely memorable because I was finally wrestling in Winnipeg again. It was also my first opportunity with AWE, an incredible promotion that is just getting bigger and bigger.
These last three are hard to put in any specific order. They were all really important to me and were experiences that are burned into my mind and memory as some of the highlights not only of the year, but of my life. So here they are.
3.)April 16, versus Amapola, in the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City
This was a show put on by the wrestling magazine Luchas 2000 to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of this arena. I really consider this match to be the one that gave my career in Mexico a huge push. Besides having an excellent match, it was an opportunity for the fans of Mexico City as well as the bookers from CMLL to see me. I was enthralled to have a match in such an important arena for such an important event. I'll never forget it.
2.)July 1, with Amapola versus Lady Apache and Marcela in Arena Mexico, in Mexico City
What could be better than this. Wrestling my first match for CMLL in one of the most well-known arenas in the world, and on Canada Day. I'll never forget how I felt stepping out from behind the curtain and seeing all the people there and hearing their support. It's a feeling that is indescribable; I felt on top of the world.
1.)Sept. 16, versus Marcela for the CMLL Women's Championship, in Arena Mexico, Mexico City
It seems some of my major matches have been on major holidays, this time on Mexican Independence Day. Imagine going up for the CMLL Women's Championship against a Mexican on their big day. The whole night was Mexican-themed, with Mariachi bands and the whole deal playing throughout the night. Marcela won the match, but I will always remember the feeling of having such and important match in front of a capacity crowd in Arena Mexico. It was even more special because the CTV program W5 was there taping a documentary on me. In 2006 I will be training hard for the chance to take her on one more time and show her what Canadians are made of.
I hope the coming year is filled with new memories and great matches. Everybody take it easy, Sarah