All of my current promo analysis and general wrestling-related work on my blog, The Lady J Says.

Selected Articles

More Than Mania: A Progress Wrestling Primer
(Paste Wrestling)
An introduction to Progress Wrestling in advance of Wrestlemania weekend 2017.

You Want Blood, You Got It: Lucha Underground's Effective Use of Blading
(Paste Wrestling)
Focusing on the use of blood as a storytelling tool on Lucha Underground.

Lucha Underground's Mastery of Continuity is the Secret in Dario Cueto's Ceiling
(Paste Wrestling)
A love letter to the continuity of Lucha Underground's storytelling.

NXT Takeover: The Break's Over
Review of NXT Takeover: Toronto event!

The Rules of Being Extreme
A rumination on violence in the TV-PG era of WWE.

NXT Takeover Rival: Kill Owens Kill
Review of NXT Takeover: Rival event!

NXT Roundup: Wednesday is Ladies Night
Review of 1/14/2015 episode of NXT: now on a new night!

What's NXT?
WWE's NXT program is setting high standards for the future of pro wrestling.

Don't Give Me That: The Finish From Hell
The last 5 minutes of WWE's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view left a bad taste in many fan's mouths.

Shouting Into the Abyss: Being a Female WWE Fan
(Cageside Seats)
It's not easy being a woman and a fan of WWE.

Everybody Wants to Rule the World
(Cageside Seats)
An analysis of the promo work of the feud between Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella leading up to their match at SummerSlam 2014.

Place, Please: The Art of the Promo
(Cageside Seats)
A breakdown of the key elements of performance that contribute to the best wrestling promos.


The Facelock Feministas
(YouTube) (iTunes)
A weekly podcast discussing the latest episode of Lucha Underground, as well as general pro-wrestling thoughts from a female perspective.

Saturdays of Thunder
Paradise By the Dashboard Light
(NoVa Pro Pre-Shows)
Hosting a pre-show video-cast of interviews, card reviews, & general mayhem in northern Virginia at NoVa Pro Wrestling's monthly events.

(Cageside Seats)
Introducing The Lady J

Episode 1: WWE Managerial Promos
(Cageside Seats)
Xavier Woods, Lana, Stephanie McMahon, and Paul Heyman

Episode 2: WWE Wrestler Promos
(Cageside Seats)
Roman Reigns, Goldust/Stardust, Bray Wyatt, and Dean Ambrose

Interview: Rob Schamberger
(Cageside Seats)
Kansas City-based portrait artist Rob Schamberger talks about his Champion Portraits project, working with Warrior, doing a new painting of Dean Ambrose, and whether or not The Lady J is being nice enough to current NXT strong man Simon Gotch.