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Karen Glennon is an Irish professional wrestler, best known by her ring names Kazza (sometimes Kazza G) and Martina.

She began her career in The New '10s, training exclusively with Mainstage Wrestling (as the lone female student there). She soon became a popular wrestler in the country, and was featured across all promotions. She competed under the Kazza name for a few years - appearing regularly for Celtic Championship Wrestling - but things soon changed.

When Ireland set up a promotion titled Over The Top Wrestling - for an exclusively over 18's crowd - Kazza was repackaged as Martina, the Session Mothnote . Initially appearing as the valet to The Lads With The Flats, her popularity led to her becoming a Breakout Character for the promotion. When they introduced a Women's Championship in 2016, she eventually won it by defeating Katey Harvey. In 2017 she also became the promotion's inaugural Gender Neutral Champion.


Session Tropes:

  • Action Girl: One of Ireland's most accomplished female wrestlers.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Martina has no problem throwing the odd lesbian taunts into her matches. When she first debuted in OTT, vignettes implied that she and Martin were in a relationship.
  • Arch-Enemy: Initially the Owens Twins, and then Katey Harvey.
  • Breakout Character: Eventually became one for OTT, even getting one of their events named after her (Martina's Gaff Party). When OTT first started, she competed in other promotions under the Kazza G gimmick. But her popularity led to her getting booked as Martina outside of OTT.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite Martina being drunk out of her mind when she wrestles, she's still a damn effective wrestler.
  • But Not Too White: As a heel valet to the Fabulous Nicky, she portrayed a Snooki wannabe who wore too much fake tan.
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  • Cast Speciation: Originally brought in as the Distaff Counterpart to Martin and Workie - whose gimmick was that they needed cocaine to get psyched for a match. As her popularity increased, she developed the Session Moth side of her character to distinguish herself.
  • Catchphrase: As soon as Martina gets her first actual hold locked in, expect her to yell "WRESTLIIIIING!"
  • Cleavage Window: A couple of her outfits have one.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: As OTT is over 18's, Martina rattles off plenty of F-bombs.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She often wore black as a face, and more colours as a heel.
  • Denser and Wackier: Martina is this to Kazza G. Beforehand her heel character was much wackier.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She first appeared as a backstage interviewer for CCW, before getting in the ring.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: She debuted in OTT using her initial gimmick and the Kazza G name. Martina didn't appear until a few shows in.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Martina's popularity coincidentally took off when she became blonde.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Although she didn't do it for too long, her heel persona was hammy and crazy.
  • Expy: Her heel gimmick was one to Snooki.
  • Face: Due to beginning her career wrestling intergender matches, she usually played the face. She didn't get to play a heel until she hooked up with The Fabulous Nicky.
  • Face/Heel Double-Turn: 2014 saw her and Katey swapping the face/heel roles in matches.
  • Finishing Move: She started using a Code Breaker circa 2013. Previously a tornado DDT.
  • Formerly Fat: She's posted pictures showing that she struggled with weight in her teen years, before losing it in her twenties.
  • Girliness Upgrade: While she would occasionally wrestle in a skirt, her initial ring gear as Kazza G was a black sports bra and shorts. She eventually swapped that out for a Mini Dress Of Power, a bright pink ensemble and feminine looking catsuit.
  • Good Bad Girl: Martina has no shortage of sex jokes, yet she is entirely a babyface.
  • Groin Attack: Xavier Burns tried this on her, prompting Kazza to give an Aside Glance that said "really?"
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Martina is the Irish version of this trope, usually bringing cans to the ring.
  • Hotter and Sexier: As Kazza G she was presented as a wholesome Girl Next Door type. After a Face–Heel Turn in 2014, she adopted a trashier character. As Martina, sex jokes became a big part of her character and she was pushed as a Ms. Fanservice.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Despite the comedy to her character, Martina is still a very successful wrestler.
  • The Mentor: Played one to Valkyrie in CCW.
  • Messy Hair: As Martina she once wrestled a match with rollers in her hair.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Her initial gear.
  • Older Hero Versus Younger Villain: While she's not old, she has been wrestling a lot longer than most females. So she has feuded with the likes of Valkyrie, Debbie Keitel, Raven Creed and Jinny - who are all younger and newer to wrestling than she is.
  • Older Than They Look: She turned thirty in 2020, and yet looks twenty-one. She was that age when she debuted and, aside from the blonde hair, most certainly does not look as though nine years have passed.
  • Perky Female Minion:
    • When she was managing The Fabulous Nicky.
    • She had previously managed Johnny Notaro in a similar way.
  • Perky Goth: Downplayed but she has tweeted about rock music and heavy metal - and is very perky in the ring.
  • Red Baron: 'The Session Moth'.
  • The Rival: She and Katey Harvey both came into wrestling around the same time, Kazza for MSW and Katey for FFPW. They have feuded and wrestled each other many times - and at one point they were the only two females wrestling actively in Ireland. Before they faced each other for the OTT Women's Championship, Katey even said "I needed you to be in this match".
  • Screaming Warrior: As a heel, she would throw lots of tantrums in the ring.
  • Sexy Santa Dress: Naturally whenever OTT has a Christmas Episode.
  • Slobs Versus Snobs: Played the slob in her feud with Snob Katey Harvey.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Was literally the only female in MSW for years.
  • Spy Catsuit: As a heel she wrestled in a blue one with no sleeves.
  • Technician Versus Performer: Her feud with Katey Harvey illustrated this. Katey described herself as the "Lance Storm style serious wrestler" whereas Martina was out to have fun and entertain the crowd.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Katey Harvey's tomboy.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Was the victim of one when the Kings of the North interfered in her match, allowing Katey to cut some of her hair.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Martin, Workie and Martina.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Her opponents don't have a choice. She's wrestled so many intergender matches that they know better than to go easy on her.
  • You Go, Girl!: She got her start wrestling intergender matches.