Welcome to Fale Dojo

  I recently had my first official meeting at the Fale Dojo wrestling training school in South Auckland. I entered the Dojo as a life-long wrestling fan, having to remind myself that I was now the Dojo’s Content Writer. While meeting the rest of the Coaches, and the Head Trainer, Bad Luck Fale, I sat Read More …

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Wrestling is a Metaphor 4 LIFE – Diamond Dallas Page vs. the New World Order

The year is 1996, a lot has changed in wrestling since the Hulkamania/Million Dollar Man rivalry, a decade earlier. A shift in power has occurred as the WWE’s competition, World Championship Wrestling, (formerly Jim Crockett Promotions, a member of the National Wrestling Alliance) has taken over as the top wrestling organisation in the United States. Read More …

Rude Awakening – Ravishing Rick Rude, From WWE Player to WCW Leading Man

This article will discuss the wrestling career of the late Ravishing Rick Rude, focusing on the years when Rick Rude wrestled in the WWE from 1987 to 1990 and soon after in WCW from 1991 to 1994. The idea of this piece really captured my interest; it explores the types of success that Rick Rude Read More …

Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero, 1997 – How the WCW Cruiserweight Division Changed Wrestling

Hi, my name is Ite Lemalu, I am from Auckland, New Zealand, and I grew up watching wrestling from the late 1980s. My favourite wrestlers growing up were Greg Valentine, Bret Hart, and Jake Roberts. When I first started watching wrestling (WWF Superstars of Wrestling); I was drawn to the gimmicks and the interviews where Read More …

Ite Lemalu

Thanks for joining me! I’m Ite Lemalu, I am a New Zealand born Samoan with experience in writing (GradDip Arts – Film, Media & Television Studies, University of Auckland) and playing and teaching music (BMus, University of Otago). I am also the Media Relations Manager for the Fale Dojo professional wrestling training school, based in Read More …