Having a fireside chat with your father about your career options like he’s a Dutch Uncle is the stuff that young women’s dreams are made of.

Having him lovingly respond that you should pursue being a professional women’s wrestler is the stuff…..

Well, I’m not sure how many dreams about father daughter conversations contain that type of advice and dialogue but in the case of Niya Barela, we’re really glad her father persuaded her to pursue that energetic and exciting option.

At the time Niya was in Japan and essentially all she could watch was baseball and women’s wrestling and TV programming that she couldn’t understand.


fciwomenswrestling.com article, forwallpapers.com photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, forwallpapers.com photo

Women’s wrestling won out.

Niya is an Indie Wrestler who as often they do, loves the camera. She’s boastful and in your face. Just the way the audiences love and hate her for. It wouldn’t be the same with a quiet Niya.

Like other up and coming Indie wrestlers, she’s super sexy.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, prowrestling.wikia.com photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, prowrestling.wikia.com photo

She speaks Spanish fluently but lets us know in English that she earned three bachelor’s degrees and for over a year had held the Women Superstars Uncensored title.

She’s not shy.

Niya made her debut for Women Superstars Uncensored as a baby face under the name Niya in April 2010, teaming with Joey Janella in a losing effort to Jana and Ricky Oceans in the first round of the King and Queen of the Ring tournament.

Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) is an American, New Jersey based independent professional wrestling promotion which held its first event on March 3, 2007. Shows combine wrestling interspersed with both serious and comedic storylines. The company tapes two DVDs worth of material during weekend shows. Although many of the shows are promoted solely by WSU, they have also worked with National Wrestling Superstars.

Along with ChickFight and Shimmer Women Athletes, WSU is considered one of the top women’s wrestling organizations in the United States. The company claims to be “the leader in women’s wrestling in the northeast” and to promote more cards than any other women’s wrestling company in the country.

Viewing her statistics at the great wrestling research site cagematch.net, our Las Cruces Princess has wrestled well over 100 matches.

Mind blowing.

It’s easy for Niya to captivate you. She is curvy, strong, energetic, skilled and gorgeous. Her outfits compliment her beautiful hips very well.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, flicker.com photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, flicker.com photo

Like most female wrestlers she has traveled the world, Japan previously mentioned along with extensively touring the United States and visiting Australia. Also like many women in our popular sport, she was an athlete at a very high level in another sport playing softball in the NCAA.

When you enjoy her wrestling Kacee Carlisle, Kimberly, Tessa Blanchard, Britney Savage, Nevaeh, grinding it out against Amber Rodriguez and other Indie Stars, it’s clear the Niya has not peaked. She puts on a great show and is very creative and at a young 30 years old, very passionate.

Her village raised her well.

Let’s travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

Las Cruces, also known as “The City of the Crosses”, is the county seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 97,618, and in 2014 the estimated population was 101,408, making it the second largest city in New Mexico after Albuquerque. The Las Cruces metropolitan area had an estimated population of 213,676 in 2014.

I always love tripadvisor.com destination descriptions. They make you want to get up and go right now. They express, “With the majestic Organ Mountains to the east and the mighty Rio Grande to the west, Las Cruces stands as an oasis at the junction of the I-10 and I-25. New Mexico State University makes its home here, among fine art galleries, informative museums, a lively theater scene and high desert terrain. The sun almost always seems to be shining in Las Cruces, which enjoys on average 350 days of clear blue skies per year, making it the perfect base to explore the breathtaking surrounding area.”


fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

Las Cruces is the home of New Mexico State University (NMSU), New Mexico’s only land-grant university.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, nmsu.edu photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, nmsu.edu photo

Do you know what a land grant University is? You’re about to find out.

A landgrant university (also called landgrant College or landgrant institution) is an institution of higher education in the United States designated by a state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890.

According to 1890universities.org, “On Feb. 8, 1853 the Illinois Legislature adopted a resolution, drafted by Jonathan Baldwin Turner, calling for the Illinois congressional delegation to work to enact a land-grant bill to fund a system of industrial colleges, one in each state.

Senator Lyman Trumbull of Illinois believed it was advisable that the bill should be introduced by an eastern congressman, and two months later Representative Justin Smith Morrill of Vermont introduced his bill.

Unlike the Turner Plan, which provided an equal grant to each state, the Morrill bill allocated land based on the number of senators and representatives each state had in Congress. This was more advantageous to the more populous eastern states.

Under the act, each eligible state received a total of 30,000 acres (120 km2) of federal land, either within or contiguous to its boundaries, for each member of congress the state had as of the census of 1860.”

This is one of the many reasons why Femcompetitor Magazine loves the female wrestling world. If you keep your mind open, what you learn about our fascinating world through our beautiful women grapplers and entertainers is limitless.

The city of Las Cruces speaks to us and like Niya adds some flavor. “Nestled in the fertile Mesilla Valley between the majestic Organ Mountains and the meandering Rio Grande, Las Cruces, New Mexico, is quickly becoming a popular southwestern destination.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

Our ideal location at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and 25 brings visitors into contact with spectacular year-round golf, unique special events, world-class Mexican food, historic attractions and two national monuments – Organ Mountain Desert Peaks and White Sands National Monument – located less than an hour from Las Cruces! The city is a blend of unique attractions, culture, historical sites and superb year-round weather with 320 days of sunshine per year!”


fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

Yummy. Sounds, warm, fun and educational at the same time.

If you have not heard of Niya, you should look her up and or her hometown as well.

The respected site statesymbolsusa.org enlightens, “The nickname for New Mexico is “The Land of Enchantment” (“Tierra del Encanto”in Spanish) because of New Mexico’s scenic beauty and rich history (the nickname was officially adopted in 1999).”

The Land Of Enchantment.

I remember that so well because our family used to travel from the San Francisco Bay Area by car to visit our relatives in Bryan, College Station, Texas and we would invariably drive through New Mexico. That logo and moniker always stayed with me.

The scenery at times was spiritual.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo


Watching Niya wrestle can be a fun and exciting experience filled with diva drama, passion, massive ego proclamations and well……..curvy beauty.

Make no mistake about it……..

Her brand of wrestling is enchanting.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.