On behalf of everyone here at Diva Dirt, we’d like to wish you all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! We hope everyone that is celebrating has a wonderful day.
As has become an annual tradition here at DD, each of our writers took the time to write a quick message about what they’re thankful for, which you can read after the cut!
Cryssi: It’s easy to say what I’m thankful for and that’s just being alive. Far to often we see or hear stories about younger people having their lives cut short due to whatever reason. If not for the simple fact that I’m alive I wouldn’t have any of the experiences I’ve had this year. Diva Dirt came into my life at a time when I needed a creative outlet to express myself. I never believed I would be chosen to be part of the staff and I was truly shocked when I got the job as the TNA correspondent. Because of this I discovered a whole other world of professional wrestling and for that I’m truly grateful. The experiences I’ve had because of this site can never be replaced. The people I’ve met because of this site will never be duplicated. Melanie, Erin, Steven, David, Jennifer, and Eric… you guys are amazing. Thank you, Women of Wrestling Podcast for being associated with us and just great people in general. I think I speak for all of us when I say thank you to Kristin, Allison, Mia, and all the other girls who have allowed us to have some time with them. Thank you to all the girls out there who bust their ass on a daily basis giving us quality wrestling and entertainment. Without Divas, Knockouts, and indy wrestlers we would have no reason to have a website. And last but not least, thank you to the readers. Without your interest, Diva Dirt couldn’t continue to grow. And for that, I’m truly humbled and privileged to be a part of this little family.
David: I am thankful for many things that happened this past year. I am thankful for the opportunity to work on the Diva Dirt staff with such a highly entertaining, creative group of writers. Special thanks to Melanie and Erin for hiring me and to Steven for warmly welcoming me on my first Post Raw Show last December. I am thankful for the efforts of all the women in professional wrestling that do their best to entertain their fans every day, and I’m thankful that Beth Phoenix won the Women’s Championship in Baltimore this past April. However I am most thankful that my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in January. She completes our family and makes us smile every day.
Eric: I have so much to be thankful for this year. I would like to thank Steven for suggesting I call into the first Diva Dirt LIVE show, and starting an adventure with the Diva Dirt team. Thank you to all of the staff members for accepting me without question. Melanie you have provided me with a lot of laughs and a lot of fierceness. Few people are dedicated to anything like you are to this site and people need to bow down and reward you with praise and naked Randy Orton pictures immediately. Cryssi, Soup is fantastic and totally made us 1,000,000 times more famous. I am thankful that we were able to participate in what was one of Diva Dirt’s most popular shows and I hope we get to bring it back like we hope.
Finally, I would like to give thanks to the women of wrestling and promoters who have shown me nothing but respect and wonderful experience after wonderful experience.
To close, I want to make it explicit that Mia Yim should be thankful for me, as I bring nothing but a touch of class to her disgusting slore lifestyle. Thank you.
Erin: Though lately I’ve had to shift “behind the scenes” (blame my other commitments), I still feel like I always have about the site: proud of what we’ve accomplished, appreciative of those who enjoy what we do, in awe of the things we’ve been able to do, and excited about the future. It always feels like we’ve reach a pinnacle when we manage to reach even higher. I mean, interviewing Trish Stratus? Never in a million years did I think we’d be able to do that! I’m forever grateful for the opportunities we’ve been given and the people who have given them to us. Thanks to everyone who has visited our site this year, contributed to the discussions, and made all of this worthwhile. Thanks to all the wonderful women of wrestling who have been generous with their time and are as kind as can be. Thanks to every member of the Diva Dirt team–you all contribute so much to the site, and I’ve enjoyed seeing you guys do your thing from the sidelines, more or less. I hope to get back to the playing field soon. Everyone and anyone: thanks for the help, amusement, kindness, and everything in between you’ve given us this year. Here’s to another year and even bigger and better things!
Jennifer: Given the fact that 2010 started off really shitty for me, I didn’t expect to have much to be thankful for. But that changed in June, when Melanie invited me to be part of the Diva Dirt team. Since then, I’ve gotten to know wonderful people, had an outlet for my (strong) opinions on female wrestling, and even had the chance to interact with a few amazingly talented wrestlers themselves. In September, I had the great opportunity to see SHIMMER in person and meet several of the people I’d gotten to know on here. Thank you to everyone who supports the site, thank you to those who have gone out of their way to give me personal support and also helpful criticism, and thank you to my fellow DD team mates/friends. I’m blessed to know such great people! Two special thank yous: one, to those I got to meet and know over the SHIMMER weekend. Y’all looked out for me and made sure I had the best time I possibly could. I’ll always be grateful for that. Two, to Daffney, Allison Danger, Amber Gertner, Kellie Skater, Mia Yim and Kristin Astara – it’s one thing when you get to meet people that you look up to in some way, shape or form. It’s another to find out what amazing people they truly are. Thank y’all so much!
Melanie: It seems every year I have more to be thankful for than the previous year. 2010 has been so good to Diva Dirt, and also me personally. I want to thank Jason Deadrich first of all, for believing in me and believing in DD enough to want to invest his time and money into it. I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to say I write about something I love for a living! Secondly, I want to thank everyone on the Diva Dirt team. We’ve added four new members to the team this year (Cryssi, David, Eric & Jennifer) and each of them brings something unique and different to the website. Thank you all, for not only your hard work, but also for your friendship. We’ve all become close friends and that is what we’ll remember when all is said and done — the time we shared together!
From a site standpoint, this year has been incredible and it’s only looking back in hindsight, I can truly see all the milestones we have hit. It blows my mind everytime a female wrestler says they know of us or love what we do or agrees to spare the time to talk to us. This year, we’ve been lucky enough to talk to a number of girls and those are memories you just can’t buy! Thank you to all of the women gracious enough to share their time with us and our readers!
Finally, thank you to you all. Without visitors, there’d be no point in doing this site but we continue to grow and gain more and more visitors. Thanks for visiting & interacting with us in the comments, Twitter and Facebook. You can’t please everyone but an extra big thank you to those who are appreciate what we do and don’t take it for granted. We may have our detractors, but they too keep visiting. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Steven: First, this year I’m thankful for all the ladies who put their bodies on the line to entertain, whether it be WWE and TNA or SHIMMER and WSU. I’m thankful to have met some awesome people this year, including, but not limited to my colleagues here at Diva Dirt. Last, but not least, I’m thankful for all the opportunities I’ve been given in the last year here at Diva Dirt. It’s honestly been a blast every step of the way.