theme: female wrestlers


Given that the last post showed Letta Fuhrmann slapping Beate Seiler, I didn’t want to leave anyone with the wrong impression of Ms. Seiler. Simply put, Beate Seiler was a virtually unstoppable middleweight in 2005 and 2006. Beate wasn’t the greatest technical wrestler (that and her long braids that opponents would grab in catfights were her two obvious weak points), but she brought an incrediblly fierce desire to win each time she stepped on the mats.

“I know some of the Indy females don’t want anything to do with the WWE, but what about the ones that wanted to be in the WWE since they were young and still do? They lose out on their dream job because WWE hires women who probably didn’t know the WWE even existed. We’re missing out on full packages because WWE wants beautiful robots. The Indy women would ACTUALLY bring change to the division and put on matches that will make people regret going to the bathroom.”


One of the biggest changes for Kämpferische Frauen over the years is how they promote the ladies. In the old days, there would just be a photo taken before a bout. It’s hard to imagine that the very cute boxer Lena Nadel had a stylist. Now, as we see with the English superstar lightweight Melissa Newson, the ladies are given the full supermodel treatment.


Anna Berg most likely at Volstadt’s Cafe in the now trendy Schwabing and Maxvorstadt district of Munich. Back then, the area wasn’t gentrified and promoters had to ferry the wrestlers to and from the event to ensure their safety. It was always a challenge for promoters in the bigger cities to find a venue, and oftentimes they had to settle for a second or even third tier location.