Queen of Wrestle Royalty
A woman who came of age in the 1980s and early ’90s, Kendra has a long view of professional wrestling, its stories, characters, and performers. She is the person who introduces professional wrestling to her friends and acquaintances – getting them past the “wrestling is fake” stigma, and showing them the sport through her own eyes. Her love for professional wrestling is infectious and proves to be a great conversation-starter in surprising places. Kendra’s writing about wrestling began quite some time ago, as she wrote a detailed summary of each episode of the WWE’s flagship show RAW for an online wrestling information site. After a few years, an opportunity arose to start writing opinions and then news, she jumped in with both feet. Soon to be dubbed ”Queen”, she developed a devoted following who look forward to chatting with her during pay per view events and in the comment section of her blog entries. She balances wrestling with a healthy dose of parental guidance, mothering, wisecracks and sound advice. Many weekends are spent getting away from the modern world and celebrating the best parts of medieval life with her friends and family in the SCA.
Writer/Social Network Manager
I have been a Pro Wrestling Fan ever since the humble age of three. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I know enough about the industry to get me into trouble! Often opinionated, never duplicated, I am Sir Mitchell of Australia! First Duke of Wrestle Royalty and Scourge of WWE Drones everywhere.
My name is Sam A. Melara, better known as Sovereign S.A.M. to all of you here at Wrestle Royalty, and yes, those are my initials that do spell out “SAM” and yes, I consider my initials to be among the coolest ever. I live in a somewhat small town of Norwalk, California. It’s in the Southern California area and am currently working on my AA degree in Paralegal Studies. I have been a fan of pro wrestling for as long as I can remember and the match that truly made me a wrestling fan was Mr. Perfect vs Bret Hart from Summerslam 1991. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Bret “The Hitman” Hart. I have grown up watching just about every promotion I was able to from WWF/E, WCW, AAA and CMLL Lucha Libre and everything in between. Currently, I would say my favorite wrestler is A.J. Styles with Tetsuya Naito coming in at a close second. I have loved being a part of the community being built here at Wrestle Royalty and am looking forward to watching it continue to grow.
What’s good everybody, I’m Dre (Andre R Holly II). I’ve been a fan of pro wrestling fan since the late 80s (around the time I was 4 or 5) and am thankful for the opportunity I’ve been offered by the Queen to join her and the rest of the crew here at Wrestle Royalty that I’ve had the privilege of discussing wrestling with over the past few years. I consider the people here my wrestling family. We’ve often laughed together, debated and argued amongst ourselves like siblings at times but we’ve always shared a genuine respect for one another and a special bond because of our love of wrestling and I’m excited that we’ll continue to have that opportunity going forward. I look forward to being able to share my thoughts and opinions with everybody here as it pertains to wrestlers, backstage news and events that occur and whether those of you reading agree or disagree with some of my views/opinions, I look forward to hearing feedback from you. But most important of all, I hope you guys who frequent “Wrestle Royalty” are able to find a home here discussing wrestling.
Having watched wrestling most of my life, probably from 8 or 10 years old on, wrestling was a big part of my life through my pre-teen and teenage years – some of my favorites weren’t the biggest guys, but the guys who were really good at their jobs. Performers like Mr. Perfect, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Bret Hart. I always appreciated the work and effort that went into their matches, and then times changed. The Monday Night Wars happened and the line between performance and “hey, was that supposed to happen?” got blurry, but I still watched.
Then I got bored, life happened and I walked away for almost a decade.
Fast forward to 2011, and I was right back in it thanks to an infamous promo by that guy from Chicago and an influx of talent from places like ROH and CZW, discovering promotions like Chikara and New Japan and a reinvigorated WWE roster re-ignited my love for wrestling. My mission statement is to get people on board with whatever wrestling they like – be it WWE, New Japan, Ring Of Honor, or even your local fed (if you have one) that does shows at a nearby high school…this is a great community to be a part of, and we should all strive to make it better.
I’m Oscar Escamilla hailing from the Mile High City Denver, Colorado. I have been a fan of wrestling since I can remember. I grew up watching AAA and the Lucha style of wrestling. Then one day I fell in love with Friday Night Smackdown. I would not miss a show. Friday would come and everyone knew where to find me and I haven’t looked back since. As I got older and I discovered the internet, wrestling became part of my life. I spend hours looking up wrestling history, from early ROH to the great wrestlers of New Japan. This past year I was able to sit front row at a WWE live event and fell in love with wrestling all over again. Shout out to Kofi for taking the time to take a picture with me and chat it up. I’m excited to be part of the team and Wrestle Royalty. I’m ready to give it my all and write about my first love, wrestling.