What the dashing handsome rogue James Bond did for the box office receipts of the spy thriller movie industry arguably is unparalleled.
What the beautiful Sheena Easton did for the Big Hair 80’s music industry was cool, cutting edge and innovative with a silky smooth touch.
Understandably these two luminaries would symbolically partner in art with Sheena singing “For Your Eyes Only” which was the theme tune to the 12th James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only, written by Bill Conti and Mick Leeson,
This writer’s favorite Sheena Easton melody is You Could Have Been With Me.
As of this writing there is an online version that can be enjoyed.
We love our Scottish exports.
A female Indie wrestler that needs to be exported on a greater scale to a broader global audience is Scotland’s flamboyant super star Viper.
Have you heard of her?
If you haven’t, then you’ve been missing out.
It’s time to meet her.
The fantastic informative site prowrestling.wikia.com is happy to share.
Viper made her debut in wrestling in 2008. She was trained by local wrestling mentor Damian O’Connor and Mikey Whiplash. In 2009, Viper made her first professional appearance for Scottish Wrestling Alliance. Since then, Viper has competed for the SWA, Pro Wrestling EVE, and Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females. She also worked matches in France.
Her real name is Kimberly Bensen.
When watching Viper’s matches online she brings personality, dynamic energy and strong girl power to her showdowns.
The prolific industry site women-wrestling.org is very impressed with her. They glow, “Viper is without a doubt Scotland’s most dominant female wrestler. As a matter of fact, I would take that thought further and say that right now, she is one of the most dominant professional lady wrestlers in the whole of Europe.”
We concur. Passionately.
In April of 2015, another respected and informative site rummenswrites.wordpress.com makes an interesting observation about Kimberly and how she might be a change merchant. “The two largest American promotions, WWE and TNA, refer to their female stars as ‘Divas’ and ‘Knockouts’. 23-year-old, Kimberly Benson, from Kilbirnie in Ayrshire, is doing what she can to change the stereotype. Standing 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighing in at 210 pounds, she is Viper. And she is a force to be reckoned with.”
A very talented young beauty, it was inevitable that Viper would attain a number of championship titles. On May 4, 2013, she became the ICW: Fierce Females champion, by defeating Ayesha Ray in Glasgow, Scotland.
Like many female submission wrestlers, Viper and her sorority sisters in the Indie industry get to travel the world and see wrestling life through many lenses.
In terms of becoming a global export, Viper has high aspirations.
In her interview with the fun industry site snapmarenecks.com she informs fans how one of her goals is to travel the world and learn everything there is to know from the many cultures.
She explains how wrestling takes on different forms and styles across the globe from Mexican Lucha Libre to British technical style to Japanese strong style.
Wrestling in Scotland can be very different than in England so Viper has been privileged to work with Pippa L’Vinn at her wrestling factory in Manchester.
It’s time for us to electronically travel and learn.
Have you ever been to Ayr in Scotland?
Perhaps we can go there now. It’s where Viper was nurtured.
Ayr is currently the most populated settlement in Ayrshire and is the 13th most populous settlement in Scotland.
The welcoming national site travel site visitscotland.com, “Ayr is a popular seaside resort in south Ayrshire.
Located 37 miles south west of Glasgow, Ayr is a popular seaside resort, complete with charming sea front, leafy suburbs and range of places to stay.
Ayr has a fantastic esplanade with a long sandy beach which is perfect for walking. There are also plenty of parking spaces on either side of the main road that runs parallel with the beach.
Ayr Racecourse, dating back to the 16th century, runs many Flat and National Hunt meetings throughout the year and is particularly famous as the venue of the Scottish Grand National, the Ayrshire Handicap and the Ayr Gold Cup.”
Sounds like a wonderful travel experience, filled with historical significance, blended with modern attractions.
Let’s penetrate a little closer to Viper’s roots.
Kilbirnie is a small town of 7,642 inhabitants situated in the Garnock Valley area of North Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland. It is around 20 miles south-west of Glasgow and approximately 10 miles from Paisley and Irvine respectively.
Very well. It’s seems like we know Viper a little better, wouldn’t you agree?
One of the refreshing aspects of researching Viper’s entertaining and flourishing wrestling career is that people continually express how in her personal life that’s she’s super sweet and very down to earth.
This makes following her wrestling career all the more meaningful.
Recently Viper finished a tour in Japan. Apparently her global brand is growing. No make that flourishing.
The well-researched site callingspots.com had a chance to interview Viper and seems to be in agreement about her global prospects. They smile, “When describing “Scotland’s Finest Export” it is tempting to throw around superlatives as like you would confetti at a wedding. Undoubtedly one of the most dominant forces in women’s wrestling, Viper has also shown that she is more than capable of mixing it up with the men as well. As tough and powerful as she is beautiful Viper has every attribute needed to get to the top of the wrestling world.”
When it comes to throwing around superlatives some luminaries simply deserve it.
Sean Connery’s exceptional charisma as James Bond begs for more superlatives than those already given.
Sheena Easton’s unique silky smooth voice that elevated many songs otherwise ordinary to a magical experience is legend.
Now Scotland is blessing us with another exciting export in Viper who promises to be a change merchant for female independent wrestling with blessings imported magically around the globe.
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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.