Two weeks ago, we reported about Squared Circle Wrestling setting up a new tournament called Girls Grand Prix, to be held in Binghamton, NY on February 24. At the time, the names which had been announced were Rachel Summerlyn, Sara Del Rey, Portia Perez and Serena Deeb (should she be fit to wrestle following her concussion). Today, 2CW has announced the other four participants in the tourney, as well as the opening round matches.
Joining the announced quartet will be former World Women’s Wrestling Champions Nikki Roxx and Alexxis Nevaeh (AKA Lexxus in Women Superstars Uncensored), as well as Canadians (and potential smash hits for 2012) Cherry Bomb and Courtney Rush. Having the experience and East Coast history of Roxx and Navaeh as well as the youth and added international flavour of Rush and Cherry Bomb (to go with fellow Canuck Perez) makes for an interesting dynamic. It could have been the same local faces for the most part, but those additions mean that it has a unique edge to it all.
In addition, we now know who will be facing who out of the gate. Summerlyn will be facing Deeb (again, assuming that she is cleared to get back into the ring by then); Rush will meet Del Rey in a rematch from SHIMMER volume 48; Canadians Cherry Bomb and Perez will tangle, leaving East Coast regulars Roxx and Nevaeh to round off the opening round bracket. To the best of our knowledge, the only never-before-seen match listed there is Summerlyn v Deeb, though the others should benefit by having wrestlers face each other who are already familiar with how they work together in the ring.
Summerlyn/Deeb and Perez/Cherry are in one bracket, while Rush/Del Rey and Roxx/Nevaeh are in the other, so old enemies Pachel and Portia could meet in the semi finals to continue their Anarchy Championship Wrestling feud, while the other side throws up some potentially unique or not-seen-in-a-while contests. The fantasy booking between now and February 24 will surely be swirling around. Feel free to leave your thoughts on who will win the tournament in our comments section below.
– Lee Burton