19-year old Sukheegiin Tserenchimed became the world champion female wrestler in the 60 kilogram category September 11th.
Mongolian has a long tradition of kick-butt women wrestlers. According to legend, the reason that the traditional wrestling costume has an open chest is to prevent women from disguising themselves as men and winning all the wrestling contests, as some unnamed woman did in the distant past.
Khutulun, the niece of Kublai Khan, said that any man who wanted to marry her had to win a wrestling match against her, and if he lost, has had to give her 100 horses. She died the unmarried owner of ten thousand horses. monstertag wrote a comic book about her.
Remember that UltraMantis Black Valentine’s card? They (plural!) are now a real thing that you can purchase and send to your confused loved ones. j-rexica (my partner at wrestlingfashion) made them (with permission of the great and devious UMB himself) and then went ahead and made a rad poster of Cesaro neutralizing a T. Rex. I have both of these things, and they are astonishing. Beyond, like, three t-shirts, these cards are the only physical permutation of Date with a Wrestler that yet exists. If merch for this page (buttons, perhaps?) is something you’re interested in, shoot me a message and I’ll see what I can do.
UltraMantis Black Valentine’s Card: $5
Cesaro Neutralizing T. Rex: $35
Available at Big Cartel. Alternately, if you’re a filthy anarchist, J. Rex might be willing to barter with you, physical-good-for-physical-good. Get with her.