Interview: Rhia O’Reilly

February 10, 2017

16463042_1235918933110397_3551233650503381513_oRhia O’Reilly has been a Friend of TOWIS almost since its inception – so what better way to mark our relaunch than by catching up with her?

The last time we met up, you were about to have your match in EVE with Nikki Storm…

I remember! I’ve probably seen her more since she went to America than I did when she was in Scotland. It’s funny – the first person I was friends with who went to WWE was Bayley, but she’s American, that’s what they do, they go to WWE. Then it was Paige. To see this small, angry Scottish woman on telly is weird – but I’m so happy for her. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: IPW:UK Ferocious Females, White Oak Leisure Centre, July 20th 2013

July 20, 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARhia O’Reilly told us last week that this all-female matinee card at IPW:UK was a taster of women’s wrestling in the promotion.

If anyone had any doubt that the ladyfolk can put on a great show, this would have allayed their fears.

The card was built around a three-women, three-match round-robin tournament, featuring O’Reilly, Penelope, and the extremely impressive Liberty, who emerged victorious in the main event – she and O’Reilly (who ended up bleeding from the mouth) traded some stiff blows and powerful moves. Read the rest of this entry »

Preview: Rhia O’Reilly and Iestyn Rees talk about IPW:UK’s weekend double header

July 17, 2013

ipwukposterThere’s innovation down in Swanley this weekend, as IPW:UK hosts its first ever women’s show as the first part of an impressive-looking double header of wrestling.

“It’s very exciting,” says Rhia O’Reilly, who’s part of a round-robin tournament in the afternoon with Liberty and Penelope. “This is a taster show for women’s wrestling.

“And it’s very exciting to have Saraya Knight down – a former SHIMMER champion, and the most experienced wrestler working on the European scene. It’s great to have her on board – she always brings something great to the card.”

“She could probably beat up most of the blokes on the evening card,” admits Iestyn Rees.

After issuing his Skinny Boy Challenge to wrestlers he considered too small, Rees is taking on someone rather more his own size – Joel Masters.

“He’s a big boy, but he’s got a lot to learn,” says Rees. Read the rest of this entry »

Fact: Girls Gone Wrestling launches next week

January 25, 2013

GGWA bit of self-promotion here – I’ll be a guest on Rhia O’Reilly’s new online chat show, Girls Gone Wrestling, which has its debut on Monday January 28th at 8pm GMT.

I imagine most of the chat will be about the Royal Rumble, but expect some discussion of TNA British Boot Camp as well as the current UK scene.

The show will be available on YouTube straight after broadcast, or you can watch live via Google Hangout – for the link, follow the Girls Gone Wrestling Twitter account.