No Holds Barred: Beatrix Slaughter and Hard Anya of Gotham Girls Roller Derby

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with two skaters from the Gotham Girls Roller Derby (, Beatrix Slaughter of the Bronx Gridlock and Hard Anya of the Brooklyn Bombshells.

Their two teams had a bout Sat., July 11, in which Bronx won, 131-58, after the score was tied 40-40 towards the end of the first half. With this victory, the Bronx Gridlock, the 2007 Gotham Girls Roller Derby league champions, clinch a berth in the 2009 league championships against the Manhattan Mayhem. Bronx will also play Manhattan on August 8 in the last regular season matchup for both.

Right after the bout, we spoke with both Beatrix Slaughter and Hard Anya. Although they had just been competing hard against each other, they spoke with us together, once again showing the deep camaraderie which is embedded in the world of roller derby, the fastest-growing sport in America.

We spoke with them both about this game, the return to skating by Beatrix after an injury last season, the June 19 come-from-behind 84-76 victory by the Gotham Girls All-Stars over the legendary Texas Rollergirls, why roller derby is still so much fun, and more.

As a league, the Gotham Girls Roller Derby won the 2008 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) ( national championship, and are still undefeated and ranked number one in the U.S. The 2009 WFTDA Nationals Tournament will take place November 13-15 in Philadelphia, PA.

You can play or download No Holds Barred at

You can also download No Holds Barred at

If one link does not work, please try another. The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter (

Make sure to visit the official boxing forum for No Holds Barred, the MySpace Boxing Forum, at

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

Gladiator Magazine (, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at ( or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear (

American Top Team ( Whether you’re a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at (, your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.

Wrestling 411 (, providing coverage of the sport of wrestling on TV, the Internet, and radio. Wrestling 411 is produced by Media Sports Productions (, whose sole mission is the marketing and promotion of the sport of wrestling. (, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.