Former Ohio Valley Wrestling Women’s Champions Hannah and Holly Blossom have been announced as making their Pro Wrestling: EVE debuts when the promotion holds its next card in Sudbury, England on February 18 next year – their 24th birthday.
The identical twins from Manchester have been hopping back and forth across the Atlantic between the UK and Louisville, KY for the last two years – Hannah debuted in OVW as a solo on October 7, defeating Epiphany to win the Women’s Title, with Holly appearing after the contest, revealing that they were double trouble, and the two of them held the title as a unit. Preaching a mantra of cupcakes, the Blossoms were actually heels at the start of their run, using what WWE designated for the Bella Twins to be the “twin magic” gimmick to keep hold of the belt, turning back challenges from Epiphany and Josie (currently known as Lady JoJo), but Hannah (who had the title returned solely to her on a technicality) eventually dropped the belt to the former Sojo Bolt at the end of the year.
In 2010, the Blossoms turned babyface (a more appropriate position for them) by saving Josie from a 3 on 1 beatdown at the hands of CJ Lane, Epiphany and Taryn Shay. Holly ended up following her sister’s lead in July, winning the belt from Shay, but falling a heel Josie a month later.
As the year came to a close, the Blossoms were forced to leave OVW after losing a match to JoJo and Shay, but returned in March this year, saving CJ Lane from a JoJo and Shay beatdown. Since then, Hannah and Holly have fought against and alongside the Smothers Twisted Daughters, and are now managing Benjamin Bray.
The Blossoms made their debut back in 2005 – roughly around the same time that former wrestler Kelly Adams told me about a young and promising pair of twins who were working hard and were likely to make a splash when they rocked up onto the scene. It look a little while for them to do so, but the Blossoms got their first high profile attention at the post-tournament ChickFight events in Ipswich in 2008, where they defeated Maya (now Queen Maya) and Jade in May, and fell to Wesna Busic and Jetta in August. The last time that this writer saw the Blossoms live was in the summer of 2009, just before their first trip to OVW, taking on Jetta at Real Deal Wrestling’s Rumble Roses show in Hull.
Realistically, it was only a matter of time before the Blossoms made it to the EVE roster. Their international profile, coupled with the fact that they’re British makes them the perfect addition to the all-European direction that promoters Dann and Emily Read have taken with EVE. They are also into their seventh year of wrestling, meaning they have a lot of experience in promotions that other female talent in the promotion do not have, so they could also act as tutors to what is predominantly a relatively young roster. As a whole, the additions of Hannah and Holly is a positive for EVE, and we look forward to seeing them in action in February.
– Lee Burton