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Future Of Freestyle Grads – Are You Part Of The Solution?

In the new professional wrestling world as Female Competition International (FCI) sees it, the girls who graduate from the high school and collegiate freestyle wrestling programs will meet the stars from the female submission wrestling world in battle at the Dojo.

fciwomenswrestling.com article - Wikimedia photo
fciwomenswrestling.com article – Wikimedia photo

We first began publishing in 2013 and ended the year with 4,500 readers. By years end in 2014 we added 45,000 additional readers. In 2015 we are pacing to surpass 100,000 readers. Visitors to our site are at least four times more.

We are now finally approaching Fortune 500 companies for advertising. Wish us the best. We’ll need it.

fciwomenswrestling.com article - Wikimedia photo
fciwomenswrestling.com article – Wikimedia photo

If we win, MMA styled cage violence, extreme eroticism and the over the top Diva characters will be virtually eliminated at our events. Your family and friends can come and attend and watch you compete in dignified attire. Professional female wrestlers will be compensated.[adToAppearHere]

Before you get too excited, just because it doesn’t contain the above questionable elements doesn’t mean it will be easy. We plan to speed the action up more than you are used to.

There’s another aspect to this as well. It’s who you will meet at the Dojo that should at least get your antenna up.

You’ll meet someone like Julie Ginther.

We say someone like Julie Ginther because she is now nearing retirement age. Don’t worry though. There are other female submission warriors waiting for you who are just as tough or tougher.

fciwomenswrestling.com article - Wikimedia photo
fciwomenswrestling.com article – femcompetitor.com photo

For those that might squirm a little, at first a dignified professional women’s wrestling product was virtually unattainable. Now you want it to be easy?

The reason we see this as a necessity is because those type of title fights would create interest.[adToAppearHere]

Stanger fights are far more interesting than what we call in the submission wrestling industry as sister fights.

Sister fights are when two competitors meet who have been on the same team or industry for years. Let’s face it. You don’t compete against your sister the same way as when you compete against strangers, especially when there is something to prove.

The sensational and legendary USTA tennis stars, Venus and Serena Williams ran up against this concern during the height of their careers when they both would defeat all comers and meet in the finals at the US Open. Many openly stated that the fire and tension is not there when two sisters meet.

The year that one of them lost before the finals, thus guaranteeing a stranger fight for the other, I remember a well know TV Commentator saying, “Thankfully we’ll be spared that.”

So, we would love to openly mention the names of the stars that you will meet but unfortunately once you leave the FCI G to PG rated sites, most of their sites are too erotic in nature and since we are reaching out to the high school community with minors and the corporations, we can’t say who they are.

There has been much criticism from mainstream society regarding what some would say is the unbalance in that area and no doubt deservedly so. For those who feel that way in the freestyle wrestling community we have a question for you?

What are you going to do to change that?

Have more camps for kids?

What about the adults? Where do the female freestyle wrestlers go after they graduate from the WCWA to compete? As far as our research goes, in terms of compensated wrestling, mostly nowhere.

We are not going to mention names but we know of two who were once in WCWA programs and they would venture into the MMA cage fighting world. We watched one video that was so bloody that we turned if off.

Is this the future that we want for women wrestlers who graduate from WCWA programs?

The other option of course is to do nothing and retire.

Interestingly they would get press from the freestyle community praising their efforts but had they ventured into the erotic submission wrestling world they would get no positive press at all.

This of course speaks to our society’s views towards sex and violence. It’s okay to talk about former grads going into a cage to bloody another woman up but it’s not okay if she competes at a place that is remotely erotic in nature.

Some of that we understand.

Our founder’s children all graduated from high school with above 4.0 GPAs, complete with resumes stocked with AP classes and were sports stars as well. One finished as California’s number one ranked high school senior in the men’s 100 meter track and field event his graduating year. The other child would attend Princeton, graduate from Oxford in England and later for some time worked in our nation’s White House.

fciwomenswrestling.com article - Wikimedia photo
fciwomenswrestling.com article – Wikimedia photo

Jack, the producer of the famous and exceptional women’s wrestling conventions used to work for the Pentagon.

Just the facts.

So we’re not trying to warm up the pot at all.

What are we asking?

We are asking that you who are in the female freestyle wrestling world please support our plan.

If our plan is successful then the new world of female wrestling thrives on the Social Media and the questionable behavior of the past is gone in part because it has no connection to generating revenue.

The key to generating revenue is like any other female oriented publication. Increased readership. We then take that readership and sell those numbers to the corporations for advertising. We then take the revenue and some of that will be spent on dignified Dojo events but in the new world of professional women’s wrestling much of the revenue will be used to compensate primarily former collegiate female freestyle wrestlers in their new role as writers who can drive honest traffic.

This will be necessary because what we are finding with our sunny build bridges and only say positive things approach is that it only provides a temporary spike in readership. When the article is first posted, there is this huge spike in readership but a day or two later after the students and alumni have read it, the readership flattens out again.

You might compare it to trying to fill a bucket with water that has a huge hole in it. Temporarily you can fill it up but soon all of the water flows out and you’re back to square one.

What’s worse is when we take the time and effort to write a positive 1,000 word article, contact the University leadership and they don’t post the article on their Social Media. No water goes in the bucket at all. Some of that is our fault so now we will approach the school leadership before we write the article and if they are not willing to work with us, we will not write about them.

The other challenge we have unrelated to the colleges is sustaining interest. Most of us have enough common sense to know that most organized situations are not completely positive and while it’s nice to hear positive things said publicly, privately it’s boring.

It’s our responsibility to still say positive things yet generate interest through other positive means. We do have some ideas.

So when we knock at your door, please get involved unless you have another plan. Otherwise as they said so eloquently during the powerful 1960’s………

If you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling.com, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, femcompetitor.com, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

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