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Twas the Final Countdown

Super Brawl was a super duper success! The event raised $2,500 for Common Ground Health Clinic to update their Women’s Resource Guide. Thanks to the generosity from you all, CGHC will be able to work on a Spanish language version as well. That’s fantastic. Big thank yous to the Howlin Wolf for fulfilling our High Life needs, DJ Justin for the killer beats and Katrina Arnold for the fabulous live shots and portraits that will be coming soon. We also had Billy Hunt and Brian Wimer, the geniuses behind the upcoming CLAW documentary, as guest videographers. They created a ridiculously entertaining dance video with material from the brawl. Do take a look.

Who is more competitive than a collection of previously victorious lady arm wrestlers? That was a trick question. There is no one with more of a desire to win an on stage, costumed yet physical competition than our champions. NO LAW started the night off with a bounce national anthem sung by Sarah Palin as the wrestlers were introduced. Celebrity judges Snooky and Councilwoman Kristen Palmer provided running commentary throughout the night, bringing in money by taunting the wrestlers and the audience, goading them on to bigger and better bribing. The entourages were at the peak of style, as gladiators, geeks, girls on fire and mustachioed Cajuns. Half time performances brought the show to a new level with burlesque by Praline Dupre and a jive-ass show by dance troupe NOLA Hip-Hop.

Bait and Tackle and Sistah Slammer were so evenly matched from the get go they had to dance it out, Slammer moving on as the victor of the booty shaking. The president of Chi Omega was in New Orleans on Spring Break, so she stepped in for a missing champion, charge card in hand. Swamp Thang found power through her ever popular nutria bikini to end the sibling rivalry and defeat her sister, our very own Councilwoman Palmer. Long time crowd favorite Phiery Phoenix refused to burn out or fade away all night, gathering bribes for re-dos and even subbed in to provide left handed power for the last round. You all rule ladies.

Then there was the Final Match. For the whole enchilada. All the marbles. The whole ball of wax.  The Denominator (formerly known as Crybaby) vs. The Viper. Cheers were chanted, math problems were solved. A gaggle of patriotic ladies waged an enthusiasm war against a tribe of nerds. It came down to sheer strength of arm and the Viper left the table victorious! She was rewarded with much hissing and a skeleton trophy. Power! Glory! Mayhem!

Keep an eye on us for new merch and upcoming events including The New Orleans Bookfair and Fringe Fest. Wrists up!

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How many days till next Mardi Gras?

Well done Swamp Thing, winner of the last brawl! The nutria bikini gave her the fashion sense and freedom of movement she needed to finish off The Remover in a heated final match. Truly, everyone looked SO GOOD. From Weenis’s classic beauty to Gurl-Illa Warfare’s ill-fated cage, the competition and costumes were top notch. Crowd favorite Slamrock O’Hagan’s entourage looked so tough I was a little frightened. It may have been all those clover neck tattoos.

Thanks to Maison, all the wrestlers and entourage who put on a great show and YOU! Our adoring fans who helped fund baby showers for the Birthing Project. If you missed the show or just love donating, you can send checks to:

The Birthing Project

4205 Canal Street

NOLA 70119

Look for us at the next Friday Night Fights on April 1st and the Big Easy Rollergirls home opener April 16th. Spring brawl coming soon. Apply within to wrestle, donate prizes, celebrity judge or to use any other secret talent you may possess.

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