Viktoria M. is enshrined in the DWW Hall Of Fame and deservedly so.

 

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Viktoria M Facebook 2 photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Viktoria M Facebook 2 photo

 

In the over 20 years that I have been watching and studying competitive women’s submission wrestling, if there ever was an enigma for me it was Viktoria. I truly didn’t understand her thinking or approach, until now.

Maybe.

My initial puzzlement was that Viktoria was one of the best pure wrestlers that I have ever seen but over the years did not seem to surge or greatly improve.

In an interview with Fight Pulse, malevsfemale.org, she reveals she first got her start at a DWW Budapest event when influenced by a friend to show up and just watch but after getting a taste of her first wrestling match she was hooked and loved it ever since.

This is consistent with my memory since I ordered a huge number of DWW video tapes during that time period and frequently enjoyed Victoria’s matches. Typical of most DWW wrestlers, she was very low key and introspective so it was hard to get a read on where her head was at.

Atypical of her DWW sisters was her willingness to travel and wrestle with one different company after another. DWW wrestlers tend to stay in their wrestling village. Victoria’s matches can be viewed at DWW, Lady Sports, Southern Belles, Wrestling Monica, APL, Femwin, TC Wrestling, Female Wrestling Zone and much more. She has fought in the United States, Portugal, South America, Eastern Europe, England and elsewhere.

The puzzlement came especially when she wrestled for other companies.

This writer tends to be a fairly good judge of skill levels and experience and Viktoria would surprise me by losing to competitors I was certain she could easily defeat. Was the match scripted or fake I would wonder? At DWW she fought her heart out in front of her home crowd but elsewhere, sometimes I scratched my head.

She certainly has taken on all comers from her DWW group including a very tough match with the amazon beauty with thunderous thighs, Daniela. Most of the time she wins but sometimes she seems to struggle when she is not required to.

After watching and listening to her interview and researching her, two things stood out as to why what should have been a stellar substantial victory total is not as high as she seems very capable of.

First, let’s travel to Hungary, the village that raised her.

The fine information source Wikipedia educates us, “Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia Commons photo

The country’s capital and largest city is Budapest. Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the Visegrád Group, and the Schengen Area. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken non-Indo-European language in Europe.

On 23 October 1989, Hungary again became a democratic parliamentary republic, and is recognized today as a developed country. Hungary is a popular tourist destination attracting 10.2 million tourists a year (2011).

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia Commons photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia Commons photo

It is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grasslands in Europe (the Hortobágy National Park).”

There are many incentives to travel to Hungary. Good health to you.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia Commons photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia Commons photo

The important travel site gotohungary.com informs, “If you are looking for a rich cultural experience with medical, health or wellness treatments, then Hungary is the place that suits you best. The ancient Romans had a very developed bath culture in Hungary more than 2000 years ago. They highly valued the healing effects of Hungarian thermal waters. In the 16th century, the Turks built beautiful Turkish Baths which are still in use today.”

Believe it or not, there is more. The site continues.

The waters that are beneficial for the body come under three categories: the mineral waters from groundwater layers, thermal water at temperature of 30°C and above and medicinal water with scientifically proven medicinal effects. Thermal water or medicinal water can be found in 80% of the country. More than 1000 springs provide medicinal and thermal water to natural and medical spas. Lake Hévíz is a real natural phenomenon with its 25 °C yearly average water temperature. This is the largest biologically active thermal lake in Europe.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia Commons photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia Commons photo

“The medical effects of Hungarian thermal waters are unique in the world. Relaxing in the hot water relieves stress and anxiety, thus accelerating the body’s own healing mechanism. Due to their chemical and biological components, medicinal waters are proven to remedy locomotor disorders and gynecological diseases, infertility, chronic skin problems, certain cases of vasoconstriction, and are beneficial in the rehabilitation process of sporting injuries.”

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia Commons photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Wikimedia Commons photo

We can’t leave Hungary without speaking a little about Budapest. They explain, “Budapest is a spa capital, and loyal to its name there are many type of spas from historic Turkish and roman to medical and party spas. More than 12 baths and strands to choose from.”

No wonder Viktoria is so laid back. Therein seems to be the key to her wrestling approach.

In one of her interviews she mentioned that her three favorite wrestlers are Kassidy, Jenny Sjödin the Swedish pro and submission wrestler and super star Veve Lane of New York. The most telling statistic is that she lost to all three of them.

That’s one gracious competitor.

What this writer struggles to accept is that for many women, wrestling is simply recreation and not to be taken too seriously. The notion that it’s a sport like boxing or karate where you are on a quest to keep improving is not as prevalent as I once thought.

The second and very important aspect of Viktoria’s thinking is that she doesn’t like BJJ which many of the top female wrestlers not only have in their arsenal but eagerly apply.

Wikipedia explains, “Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by Master Mitsuyo Maeda.”

Simply put, Viktoria doesn’t like the choke holds and some of the other moves that may cause injury.

Viktoria? Message understood. Thank you for solving my riddle.

Like the motivation to travel to Hungary, there are too many reasons to mention here why I love watching Viktoria as a wrestler. She’s extremely good looking, feminine, calm, professional, complimentary, skilled, and has one mean body scissor which is her favorite submission move.

She possesses a fit, slender body that borders on perfection. Her matches are countless which speaks to long term dedication. As of this writing, it appears that she wants to keep wrestling for a little while longer.

Good for all of us.

Here is what one satisfied session customer had to say about her, “I had a session with Victoria. Believe it or not I flew from Germany to Paris just to meet Victoria and I did not regret it. She is not one of the over powered muscle packed woman you see all over the place. She is a natural beautiful lady, she is very strong and she has a brilliant technique. No matter how much I tried, and believe me I put all my strength in this wrestling session, I always found myself underneath her. She was too much for me. She sat down on my face, looked down on me and enjoyed it. Not enough with this, she finally planted her beautiful well trained butt on my face I could not breathe. I found myself helpless. All in all it was a session I will never forget.”

She says it best herself in an interview with Lady Sports about her life and wrestling philosophy. “Every moment is unforgettable and unique, but the most wonderful is when I am on the mat and get a big applause for my efforts.”

Ladies and gentleman; after meeting one of the finest female submission wrestlers in the world, lets please give Viktoria a special round of applause!

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Sources: Wikipedia, brainyquote.com, merriam-webster.com, fciwomenswrestling.com, rottentomatoes.com, rogerebert.com, gotohungary.com, ladysports.com, malevsfemale.org, dwwgalaxy.com Hall Of Fame, Photos thank you Wikimedia Commons, Viktoria Facebook, WB270, DWW.