By Brian “Flair” Kelley
Santana G is a promoter’s dream. Young and beautiful, she catches the eyes of the wrestling fans right away. Yet that hardly touches the surface of why she has earned the love and admiration of the St. Louis fans in her very first year.
Take one moment to speak to Santana G, and her sweet disposition will draw you to her. During the summer at her home promotion, High Voltage Wrestling, she has been all smiles as fans have asked for a photo with her, and autographs have been flying off the table.
One of the loudest reactions of the night is guaranteed when Jason Aldean’s “She’s Country” hits the PA and Midwest Pro Wrestling’s hottest female star comes to the ring. The city girl with a country attitude’s rise to local fame has not come easy. Her father is none other that HVW Promoter TNT Keny G. Keny knew that for his daughter to be taken seriously that she would have to get proper training. In St Louis, he enrolled her in the first class training at NWA Dynamo with Dingo at the time being the head trainer.
She has been training diligently through the spring, working on conditioning and learning the basics of the ring. Her dad could not have been more proud of his daughter—so proud, that on March 14th at HVW’S “Diamonds and Dust”in Granite City, Illinois he introduced her to the fans.
The fans were not the only ones impressed with her. One of the top young tag teams, B.A.B.E.Watch, comprised of Brandon Aarons and Brandon Espinosa, came to the ring to demand that she become their valet, a job that they felt was blessing for her. When Santana G protested, Espinosa and Aarons pushed Santana G into the corner. Stepping up to defend his daughters honor, TNT was attacked by Espinosa from behind with Aarons giving the assist. In ran fan favorite Juice Robinson for the save, and to add insult to injury, Santana G delivered a flying elbow to Espinosa.
Emotional, TNT Keny G quickly demanded that Espinosa meet the powerful Mississippi Madman at HVW’S August 15th “You got another thing comin,” while Aarons needed to find a partner to take on Juice and Santana G in an inter-gender match.
Was it a mistake? Many of the experts felt Santana wasn’t ready to be thrown into the fire so soon. Yet, it was signed and when the day came for Santana to make her debut, bad news arrived that Juice Robinson would be unable to appear. Help would come from a friend and fellow NWA Dynamo trainee Davey Vega. Vega was focused trying to earn a shot at an NWA title, but did not hesitate when Santana G made the call.
In all that drama, what may have been overlooked was the surprise partner of Brandon Aarons, Jessika Haze. Haze had been the women’s champion of one of the top promotions in Florida, Coastal Championship Wrestling. When Haze boarded the plane to go to High Voltage Wrestling, one has to wonder if any of the CCW management thought twice that Santana G could keep up with the talented Haze, much less pin her. When the match was over and Santana G had her hands raised after getting the 1-2-3 on Haze, CCW had to take notice.
TNT Keny G then signed a match for his daughter at HVW’S October 10th event “Encore.” Her opponent, the dangerous Mia Martinez.
Keny G stated that CCW asked that he send footage of the match. Mia used her experience to her advantage and had Santana G reeling throughout the match. In the end, Santana G showed her heart and determination to over come the Latin beauty, much to the delight of the crowd.
Her dad raised the stakes and announced that Santana would have to test her skills against the very best in the business, current NWA Women’s and Shimmer champion MsChif. The match has been signed and on December 5th in Granite City at High Voltage Wrestling in a Fundraiser for Toys for Tots it will be Santana G going head to head with MsChif.
With the buzz of Santana G blazing throughout the Midwest, TNT Keny G was contacted by CCW Management for a golden opportunity at the CCW Women’s Championship currently held by Kimberly this Friday in Miami at CCW’S “Miccosukee Mayhem.” The show will also feature The New Age Outlaws, Kip James and BJ James, taking on D LO Brown and Chaz. Also on the card will be former WWE Stars the Warlord and The Patriot.
I caught up with Jake Wright who happens to be one of the leading Women’s wrestling expert in the Midwest. Wright was amazed at the attention that Santana G was getting in such a short time.
“No woman has burst into the wrestling scene this quickly with so many people wanting her to succeed. Her work ethic is praised from his peers and the fans love her. The mountain that she will be climbing in the next two weeks against wrestling champions Kimberly and MsChif is nearly impossible for her to overcome,” Wright said. “She has shown that she can adapt and take a punch if either Kimberly or MsChif overlooks her we could easily see an upset that the fans are hoping for.”
Missouri Wrestling Revival would like to wish Santana G the best in her quest to become Champion at Coastal Championship Wrestling this weekend.
Join MWR to welcome Santana G back home on December at High Voltage Wrestling in Granite City Illinois. Missouri Wrestling Revival’s Kari Williams was able to catch up with Sanatana G at the MWR Showcase show earlier this month.