Symbolism can be described as expressing or representing an idea or quality without using words.

For the symbol involved, sometimes an object but most often a person whose activities has come to the attention of the larger group; the emotions evoked in reaction to their behavior are greatly magnified far beyond the accountability that would be demanded if they were void of symbolism.

As an example, when a poor but innocent woman works in an area known for red light activities is robbed and beaten, it barely raises an eye brow from the police. Another young woman who is a college student from a prominent family has the very same experience and the flood gates of society’s rage explode into the media and onto the streets.

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As of this writing there is an American football player who hit his girlfriend and knocked her out in an elevator where the video camera caught the act on film. The wrath of American society has been unleashed upon him and the National Football League, not only because it’s deserved, but also because his act is symbolic as well.

He is now symbolic of every male that is beating his girlfriend or wife and getting away with it. Now that society has the football player in it’s grasp, by harshly punishing him in some ways they will get the attention of those in the present and future that also lack self-control and would perpetrate the same thing on another woman.

DWW’s Adriena was not on the women’s wrestling scene long, but her match against Petra is legend, not only for its magnificent eroticism in watching two larger, shapely, feminine, sexy women wrestling each other in a long ground struggle but also for what Adriena symbolized.

What does Adriena symbolize?

Symbolic of what? article - Wikimedia photo article – Wikimedia photo

We’ll talk about that in a second but since this article is in appreciation of Adriena, for now let’s focus on her brief but exciting wrestling career.   Here is what the reviewers have been saying about her in response to her sexy wrestling matches.

“Adriena is a big and confident newcomer. She’s tall and heavy but she also has a nice, firm and beautiful body. Her legs and waist are about the size of Petra’s, though. Of course, since this was her first match she was both nervous and unskilled. But you can see how strong she was as she handled Antonia.”

Here is another.

“Sponsored by some avid fans of strong women in sporting matches; this pins to submissions wrestling match should be a great experience for all of you who like fit and strong young women fighting in traditional sporting rules matches. There are some great and long pins, muscular sports women and lots of ambition to determine the winner and the better woman. This is real female power in action!”

Finally here is one more.

“Adriena is a strong and powerful woman, one of those women you’d call big and beautiful. However, Denise is experienced, skilled, muscular and neither weak nor afraid of her. Although you might believe that ambitious Adriena would flatten Denise, it’s finally quite the difference. Lots of falls but ambitious and exciting wrestling with lots of nice pins!”

What I enjoyed about watching sexy Adriena wrestle is that she was part of the new generation of DWW warriors that followed Luzia, Dagmar, Sandra, Hana, Kriszta, Vera and the early sensational team that formed in the 1990’s.

According to researching her DVDs, Adriena primarily wrestled from 2007-2008 and her brief career is filled with matches of big sexy, shapely feminine girls in competitive struggle. She always gave her best efforts and unless she wrestled some of the experienced old guard, her matches were competitive and always in doubt. Her competitions against Vladka, Cathlyn and Dani are good cases in point.

What I liked most about Adriena is that she exemplified the message that Female Competition International is passionately trying to spread worldwide. It is fun and acceptable for the everyday woman to wrestle. What is Adriena symbolic of?

The girl next door who tried wrestling and liked it. article - Wikimedia photo article – Wikimedia photo

The girl next door is a  term that often has been used in promoting women’s wrestling matches for sale. The problem for many including myself is that after purchasing the match, it was extremely disappointing because whoever these competitors were, they were not the girl next door.

Therein is the challenge. How do you define the girl next door? article - Wikimedia photo article – Wikimedia photo


For starters, it depends upon what neighborhood you grew up in. Based upon that extensive landscape, we could never attain a solid, agreeable, and collective definition. article - Wikimedia photo article – Wikimedia photo

You could try turning to film but that again is skewed. Two fairly recent films that project that title are so far apart in structure that if they were all that you had to go on, the only result achieved would be confusion.

The first film entitled, well…….The Girl Next Door, is a 2004 American teen film about a high school senior who falls in love for the first time with the girl next door, but finds the situation becoming complicated after he learns that she is a former pornographic actress.

Hmm. How many girls that you lived next door to grew up to be adult film stars?

That’s what I thought.

How about this one.

Opening in theaters in 2007, This Girl Next Door entry presented by explained this version. “Based on the harrowing best-seller by author Jack Ketchum, director Gregory Wilson’s The Girl Next Door presents a fictionalized account of the shocking ordeal endured by Sylvia Likens — an innocent Indiana teen who was systematically tortured, raped, and murdered by a suburban divorcée and a group of neighborhood children in 1965.”

Do you know of any girls that lived next door to you that had that unfortunate experience?

Based upon film, were getting nowhere.

Hey? I have a novel idea. Why don’t we try the dictionary?

In this case, I’ll stretch the boundaries and let Wikipedia qualify though understandably it’s much broader in scope. Still, I think we are finally getting somewhere. They explain, “The girl next door or the All-American girl is an archetype of a cute, kind, unassuming, and honest girl or woman who lives next door, often in a romantic story.

During World War II, American propaganda often invoked her as the symbol of all things American. Songs on the armed forces request radio programs were not of Rosie the Riveter but of the girls who were waiting for soldiers. Many such songs were also popular at the home front. Themes of love, loneliness and separation were given more poignancy by the war.”

Ah, more symbolism.

Very interesting. I think we’re getting closer but there is one huge problem with that definition in how it applies to our lovely Adriena.

She is not American.

OUR DEAR, SWEET GIRL NEXT DOOR ADRIENA article - DWW photo article – DWW photo

Good try. I like the rest though, including the symbolism but let’s keep going.

This one is explained by “Every guy may have his specific girl-next-door prototype, but in general, she’s the girl whom you always admired from afar and were afraid to approach, fearing that any erotic projection toward her would ruin her image as a decent, pure and almost virginal womanly ideal.”

Not bad but not ideal.

It’s a little heavy on the virginal part. Let’s leave structure and go to the man on the street who in this case happens to be a woman.

Found at our lady on the street shares, “The phrase “The girl next door” is in reference to the attainable, average, every-day gal. The girl next door is who you went to school with, who you played with, and who you can ask to dinner without a bodyguard coming out of the shadows to take you out. She is the type of girl that anyone has a chance with to date, is good-hearted and pleasant in nature.” article - Wikimedia photo article – Wikimedia photo

That’s better but not perfect and you know what?

It’s never going to be perfect as long as it’s not “your” definition of the girl next door.

I sense, the girl next door image is unique to each of us and very personal. article - Wikimedia photo article – Wikimedia photo

So, I will give my definition after primarily agreeing with all of the above. In addition to the foundations previously stated, I believe the girl next door that we fall in love with is about principle.

That’s why she is so symbolic.

If you can lure the most beautiful girl, in some ways you wonder why she is attracted to you. article - Wikimedia photo article – Wikimedia photo

Is she once again trying to prove she can get any guy that she wants?

If you are in the world of the adults is it because of your ability to provide her with a big beautiful home, your great career that will give her social prestige or your massive bank account that can soothe her mood swings and constant dissatisfaction with endless shopping sprees?

No matter the reason, once whatever that is goes away, most likely she will too.

What I truly feel, based upon principle is that if the girl next door falls in love with you……most likely it’s because she simply loves you for who you are. article - Wikimedia photo article – Wikimedia photo

That my friends, is her real attraction.

So you see, look at all of the symbolism that our dear Adriena evoked.

I love the fact that as the girl next door she was willing to try wrestling. I also applaud her grappling skills and enthusiasm. After watching her matches, I love the way she looks in real life. The above picture doesn’t do her beauty justice. But you know what I like the most?

I like Adriena for whom she seems to be internally.

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