Wrestler’s Spotlight #7: Kacee Carlisle

This is a very special Wrestler’s Spotlight segment. This segment is not like any other, because this wrestler is a pioneer for the women’s division in the independent circuit. This Wrestler’s Spotlight will focus on a driving force for the women’s division known as Kacee Carlisle.

The other Wrestler Spotlight segments focused on women wrestlers who have made an impact and are basically prospects for greatness. Kacee is a driving force behind the women’s division along with a few other big names such as April Hunter, Amber O’Neal, and LuFisto to name a few.

This wrestler that has been in the game for decades and it was well over a decade ago that Kacee first grabbed my attention. It’s all about appreciating those who have helped build something and Kacee took it brick by brick to build a solid foundation that has stood tall for decades.

First impressions of Kacee Carlisle:

It was the year 2007 and I first saw Kacee Carlisle in the ring while hanging out with friends during school. During a period where it was hard to imagine a women’s wrestler being at a certain level.

What makes Kacee special upon seeing her for the first time is her old school ring style. She focuses on what matters most in the ring, which is the technique. It was a refreshing change of pace from mainstream wrestling at the time that was at a slow stall with their women’s division.

What Kacee Carlisle brings every night:

One of the most underrated tactics with Kacee is the fact she is a master of mind games. Even in a loud arena, she can hurl insults at fan-favorite wrestlers to get the fans riled up and throw her opponent off their game. She has that connection with fans that adds to the emotion in all her matches.

Kacee is an old school technical wrestler. She has faced new school technical wrestlers, but Kacee takes them to the woodshed. She is always laser-focused on keeping her opponent grounded and isolated to give them no breathing room for momentum.

Matchup: Kacee Carlisle Vs Allie Recks

Notable appearances:

NWA (Where she won the NWA World women’s championship), TNA (dark match), Adrenaline Championship Wrestling (current AC, VALKYRIE Women’s Professional Wrestling.

The Future:

She has gone against some of the best already and will continue to go against the best the circuit has to offer. She is one of the best competitors to never compete in a WWE ring and has continued to reach new milestones year after year.

The future could hold anything for Kacee and there is still hope that Kacee comes back to NWA to reclaim her crown as NWA World Women’s champion six years later after losing her crown to Barbi Hayden.

Even if she doesn’t make an appearance for NWA Power, she has an order of dream matches to fill with talent and to remind people why she is the best old school technician of the modern era.

Kacee is still holding titles and defending her other crowns such as the ACW Women’s championship and any other piece of gold she will surely add to her Carlisle collection.

The hope for her to appear on NWA again is truly strong, but fans should be prepared to witness more history being made by Kacee Carlisle as 2020 rolls on. Stay tuned via her Twitter @KaceeCarlisle and her Instagram KaceeCarlisle to see if the Carlisle collection will continue to grow or if she makes her way back home to NWA to reclaim the ultimate gold.

Special thanks to Title Match Wrestling the owner of the video.

Wrestler’s Spotlight #6: Vanity

Certain wrestlers really push the bounds and have no limits for what they can do in the ring. Confidence in the business of wrestling is everything and some may have higher confidence than others. There is one superstar that has such high confidence that it shines in everything she does in the ring and beyond. This superstar who has the spotlight on her for this segment is known as Vanity.

She is one of the hungriest stars to have ever stepped in the ring. Even when she gains a little success, she is always looking for ways to step it up more. She has that combination of confidence and a high work ethic. She will never settle because she knows how good she is in the ring. She keeps going hard with something to prove on a nightly basis.

First impressions of Vanity:

The first thing that stood out the first time ever seeing Vanity was the fact she always held her head up high. She is not any ordinary wrestler; she is one that likes to make a strong and lasting impression for those who may be viewing her for the first time and for those who have been faithfully watching her.

It became clear that she is a leader in and out of the ring and she can bring out the best in anyone.

What Vanity brings every night:

She brings a whole lot of power in the ring, not just power with her attitude, but physical power. She has crazy leg strength that gives her an advantage with every strike and move she makes. She may be one of the strongest to step in the ring today.

There is no wasted movement from Vanity, and she uses that leg strength to the fullest to dominate her opponent or create an advantage. The leg strength comes full circle to knock her opponent for a loop with one of her notable moves called the Cookie Cutter, which is a very strong kick that could make a forty-yard field goal.

Matchup: Vanity Vs Corrine Mink

Notable appearances:

Evolve, Queens of Combat, WSU, SHINE.

The Future:

She has a unique attitude that reflects who she is and that is a gold mine for promotions. She is a competitor with a solid identity and stays true to it with a strong ring presence.

Vanity likes a new challenge and thrives on pushing herself to the very limit in the face adversity. She ends up stronger than she was before as she takes on the challenge. She always carries that chip on her shoulder with something to prove to someone and she will carry that same hunger and drive anywhere.

She is a large diamond that shines brighter than any other diamond in the circuit today. The question is where could this diamond end up? Women of Wrestling? NWA? Impact? AEW? WWE and NXT? She has such natural and fluid ability in the wrestling ring that she is someone who will fit comfortably with ANY major promotion and shine no matter where she goes.

Most wrestlers are polished and destined for greatness for certain promotions, but Vanity is just an all-around superstar who will have that shock factor follow her no matter where she goes.

Whether a fan knows her already or is new to her career, her driven attitude will lead to bigger things no matter where and no matter who she goes against. Follow her journey on Instagram and see where the charismatic cookie-cutter continues to set a blaze of glory all around the world.

Special thanks to Title Match Wrestling the owners of the match video.

A Writer’s Journey: Why blogging about Wrestling means everything

The wrestling world has changed in so many ways, and it’s only going to keep changing as time goes by. The wrestling world has so much talent that it is almost impossible to keep up. Even if a person was to watch wrestling every day of the week, they will still likely miss some talent that has performed.

That’s why I have started doing segments called the Wrestler’s Spotlight. It is a segment that I take great pride in writing 2-3 times a week. Before I was ever a writer, I wanted to be a wrestler, had it all planned and did my homework to train right after I graduated high school.

Life had other plans after I hurt my knee. Even though my dreams changed, I turned to my other passion of writing. My love for wrestling continued to grow. That love turned into wishing that I was more involved with wrestling in some way.

After seeing negative posts by fellow writers and major outlets that were focused on news for the sake of clicks and in some cases, tried to tear down a wrestler with nasty rumors. The positive was a few and far in between.

That’s the thing about wrestling that I have observed, writing can build someone up, and it can tear someone down. It even hit home with a few that I even interact with daily. The number of journalists who take it upon themselves to spread something just for a wrestler to retweet and shoot down a rumor should be enough to show a lack of credibility.

It has been years since I went to school for journalism and to be honest, I don’t have credentials as a degree-holding journalist, but I became a writer. Working on scripts, blogs, and anything creative while gaining my bachelor’s degree in creative writing. I decided to use that to my advantage with blogs.

There are many routes to take creatively and it all started with an actress by the name of Stephanie Andujar who caught my eye with her entertaining YouTube channel StephA: One Woman Show. After the interview with Stephanie, I moved on to interviewing wrestlers.

A wrestler by the name of Shayla Hyde also known to some as Joan King has a way of presenting ideas without even realizing it. As a friend and top support during the earliest days freelancing, she showed support and her support continued when I wanted to branch out on my own.

As time went by, things only got worse with so-called journalists and rumor mills by larger websites. It was time for something to change and it broke my heart seeing it. People read a headlined and determined they had enough of the websites and journalists.

There are so many talented wrestlers who are out in the industry who may not be given the spotlight, because websites opt for juicy gossip, as opposed to focusing on the best part of wrestling that people may or may not know.

That’s where the idea of Wrestler’s Spotlight was taken. It’s a small platform made by me with the hope of showing people five simple questions from the perspective of a fan. These five simple questions and sections are all it takes to get to know them as a competitor in the ring and what makes this individual special as a wrestler.

All the answers will always vary from wrestler to wrestler and it will capture their individual in-ring personalities and how they perform in the ring.

My hope is to spread the messages and display their work so fans may be able to keep up with the best competitors that the independent circuit has to offer. if one fan who may not know them suddenly finds something else positive to watch out for, then it is a success in my eyes.

The goal is to have at least 100 Wrestler Spotlight segments to share wrestlers and display their talent in full glory. Stay tuned only on SocialMediaUncut.com for the next Wrestler’s Spotlight segments to see who is next to have the spotlight shine bright on them.

Wrestler’s Spotlight #4: Jayel Cotto

There are wrestlers who keep fans on their toes and have a degree of unpredictability. The best kind of wrestlers are ones who may not be the biggest or strongest but willing to go the extra mile to win. Even though they may lose, they compete and continue to compete until the final bell rings. That brings us to Jayel Cotto who brings all those qualities and more.

Jayel Cotto is tough as nails and a determined competitor. Whether she is the favorite to win or not, she never goes down without a fight. Her strong strikes with her educated feet could strike at any moment during the match, which makes her an entertaining competitor to watch.

Jayel may not be a dominator in the ring, but all it takes is one firm powerful strike to change the match completely in her favor.

First impressions of Jayel Cotto:

The first time seeing her, her swift strikes were what stood out. She has other pieces to her game, but the strikes make a difference between her being dominated in the ring or completely turning the match around. Her determination with her striking ability shows that even if she is dominated in the ring, no one can count her out of any match.

What Jayel Cotto brings every night:

Jayel is not exactly an underdog, nor is she a dominant force, she is someone who will do what it takes to win, she takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Any competitor in the ring with her is up for a long fight.

Her powerful strikes and her tendency to hit a lethal roundhouse kick at any angle is as sudden as an RKO from Randy Orton. She will always have those kicks as an equalizer in matches where she is outmatched.

Avoiding a sudden strike from Jayel may be easier said than done. She does not tire easily and has very high durability in the ring with a high threshold for taking punishment in the ring to keep the crowd and her opponent on their toes.

Matchup: Jayel Cotto Vs Masha Slamovich

Notable appearances:

Has had a WWE try-out and gone to Puerto Rico to compete.

The Future:

Jayel is a true competitor and wherever she goes no matter who is on the roster, she will compete. She doesn’t care if a person may outmatch her in some way, she will give her all even if it means just waiting for the right moment for a strike.

The intriguing aspect of her having a WWE tryout in the past is that some of the greatest had multiple tryouts with WWE or other major companies. Jayel is quickly becoming one of the best pure strikers in the circuit and has a strong case for displaying her skills to WWE, AEW, and impact.

That’s the kind of competitor that would be a great contender for the NXT women’s title or a Knockouts championship with Impact. Someone who knows how to win and is a great potential challenge for the champion and will work hard and keep fans on the edge of their seat with just being one strike away from victory no matter who she is going against.

All of us will be pulling for another tryout or signing with another company in the future because she is a fighter and this fighter delivers every single match, which fans will love with her unpredictability and competitive nature in the ring and will get the crowd fired up night after night.

Stay tuned via her Twitter @JayelCotto to show support and follow her journey as she fights her opponents. Without a doubt we will see her on television and that same feeling will be amplified on television on a weekly basis whether it’s WWE, Impact, or AEW.

Wrestler’s Spotlight #3: Masha Slamovich

It’s that time for yet another wrestler in the spotlight and this wrestler is special. This wrestler’s television debut left a lasting impression and she made an immediate impact. Even though it was a one-time appearance, there is a lot to her, and she gave fans a big taste the first chance she had.

This wrestler is known as Masha Slamovich. She is one of the most unexpected surprises. Coming across a wrestler with such a strategy to her ring presence is what made her special from the very beginning.

Only a handful of wrestlers have appeared on television in a one-off appearance and left a lasting impression. Masha has made it clear that she is on a mission and the whole wrestling world needs to take notice.

First impressions of Masha Slamovich:

The first time seeing her on television, her disciplined demeanor caught my attention. While Masha was in the ring with Jordynne Grace, it didn’t feel like someone only there for a one-time appearance. It felt like Masha was making a debut for a long-term mission with Impact Wrestling.

After the match, there were literally searches for answers to if she will make an appearance next week. Didn’t want that appearance from her on Impact to be her last and wanted more from her. When there is another confrontation with Jordynne Grace again, it will be must-see television or pay-per-view.

What Masha Slamovich brings every night:

In the ring, Masha is very cunning and thrives on strategy in the ring. If she sees fit for being a brawler, submission artist, or grappler in the ring, she will use the strategy that will produce the best results in the ring. Her style varies with who she is facing, and sometimes she will mix it up with different styles each time.

She will use her strategy for that night for her goal to hit her devastating tiger bomb on her opponent for the victory.

Matchup: Masha Slamovich Vs Kasey

Notable appearances:

Impact Wrestling.

The Future:

Masha has brought something special that makes her a hot ticket for every promotion big and small. Whether she ends up on All Elite Wrestling, NXT, Impact, Women of Wrestling, or anywhere else. She will only raise the bar higher for whoever she goes against.

Masha’s presence with her strategy makes her a big gain or even a steal for any company. She has left a lasting impression and her sudden burst onto the scene makes her special. She has a lot of dream matches to be filled including Holidead, Tessa Blanchard, Jessie Jones, Jessicka Havok, and Shayna Baszler. These dream matches are just a few competitors signed with different companies.

Where will Masha go? We will see! No matter who signs her whether it’s Impact Wrestling realizing they need her after that strong match with Jordynne Grace a few months ago or a company realizing the endless dream matches for their respective brand, it will leave a lasting effect on the company.

Masha is here to stay, and she will continue to raise the bar higher each time she steps in the ring no matter where and no matter who it is. Her Twitter @mashaslamovich is filled with her matches and potential victims, you want to be on board for this journey because she will sign with a company and wherever she goes, she will conquer with this special story coming full circle.