Almost five years ago, Sweet Saraya was injured in a match against Cheerleader Melissa where her kneecap was severed – an injury so bad that not only was she told she may never wrestle again, but she may lose her leg. Showing the same sort of guile and determination that saw her endure brutal attacks while as a valet, and become clinically blind, she returned to the ring four months later – probably earlier than she should have, but nobody is going to stop Saraya when she sets her mind on something.
Saraya and Melissa didn’t share a building again until a year ago when the British veteran debuted in SHIMMER alongside her daughter Britani. The fact that she even made it to the promotion in the first place was a big unlikelihood, as she believed her time for wrestling in the US had passed, and in her own mind, was only tagging along as part of a showcase for her 18-year old offspring, who was well on the radar of WWE at the time – she’s now signed, as has been renamed Paige, making her FCW TV in-ring debut last week – but something happened. Instead of being in the background, Saraya ended up right in the spotlight due to her surly demeanour, violent tendencies and venom-filled promos – so much so that when Britani turned babyface and they wrestled on SHIMMER Volume 44 last October, the pair brutalised each other with Britani getting the win, and the wicked witch was vanquished. Some thought that would also be the last we would see of the red-haired menace in SHIMMER.
They were wrong.
Saraya and Melissa’s only interaction in promotion before last weekend was before and after Britani’s match with the SHIMMER original on volume 41, which saw the younger Knight defeated. The two shared a moment of looking at each other, but that was as far as it went. However, the two gravitated towards each other again, as Saraya hired Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez as mercenaries to injure Melissa during their SHIMMER title challenges on volumes 45 and 46 respectively. Both were unsuccessful in wresting the title away. Jessie McKay was also approached by Saraya, but despite wavering in her resolve to play by the rules, the Australian stayed true to herself and defied the Brit’s request, leading to the mother of all pull-aparts, though not the first time that Saraya had to be dragged out of the Berwyn Eagles Club that weekend – she was disqualified against Shazza McKenzie and Veda Scott for being overly aggressive, and had to be restrained after repeatedly going into the crowd to slap fans who gave her backchat and criticised her on the SHIMMER forum. Nobody was safe from her terror.
After seeing plan A fall by the wayside, Saraya’s antics saw the Champion challenge her enemy with the title on the line, which was an opportunity which the Brit took with both hands, and would go to any lengths to get the belt. She attacked Melissa’s knee before the match on volume 48, and targeted it throughout the match, which was a big throwback to their last match which saw the gruesome injury to Saraya’s leg. In the end, it was that knee-related offence which saw Melissa tap out while Saraya held the ropes to secure the most unlikely SHIMMER title change so far.
Unlikely for many reasons. For starters, many fans had anticipated Melissa to hold onto the belt for more than one weekend of tapings, considering her run towards the title was long and arduous. Some have said since the shows that Melissa deserved a longer run, considering the duration of the other championship reigns by Sara Del Rey, MsChif and Madison Eagles. However, it can be argued that another long reign would have been somewhat predictable – so much so that the Eagles Club fell into a stunned silence when Melissa was dethroned on defence number four. Melissa’s story in the promotion has been the nearly-woman, falling short in her attempts to get a title shot on a number of occasions and then falling in her first attempt at the belt against Eagles before securing the belt on volume 44. Her vulnerability is something that endears her to fans, so her quest to regain the title puts her in a more marketable position than being the defending champion. In addition, the top feud in SHIMMER now features the most popular woman against the most hated, making the next tapings a very promising prospect indeed.
If Melissa is the top babyface, coming up behind her at a great rate of knots must be Athena, who wowed the crowd in defeating Mercedes Martinez and Ray, and also falling gallantly to Nicole Matthews. With her dynamic offence and cool swagger, Athena is a cool babyface to get behind, and looks like she is set to skyrocket in 2012.
Elsewhere, Allison Danger accomplished a dream by standing opposite Ayako Hamada as part of a Tag Team Championship challenge on volume 45, Kellie Skater took on stiffer competition as part of a quest to be taken more seriously following her three month stint in Japan, Martinez defeated Kana and Hailey Hatred to assume a tweener role in the promotion, Hatred and Kalamity produced quality matches as a tag team, Rhia O’Reilly and Shazza McKenzie made strong first impressions, Leon and Ray thrilled the crowd, and Courtney Rush…
Oh yes, Courtney Rush went from being the suplexy, happy-go-lucky Canadian to an integral cog in the SHIMMER machine as part of a three DVD story arc with Sara Del Rey, which saw her be Del Rey’s only option for a tag team partner after the Queen of Wrestling was challenged to a tag team match by Allison Danger and Leva Bates on volume 46. Her campaign irritated Del Rey, but it was the only option open to her, so the pair tagged against – and defeated – ReGeneration X on volume 47, then took the Tag Team Championship by winning a four-way elimination match on volume 48. Well, Rush won the titles after Del Rey abandoned her, but the veteran seems willing to keep the partnership going for now, as it means she is the first woman to hold both championships in SHIMMER. For the fans, it is the closest to a babyface that they have seen Del Rey since 2008, and should provide some interesting moments with Rush trying to get Del Rey to loosen up, and Sara being reluctant to do so.
SHIMMER has long been applauded for being high on match quality, but low on emotional storylines, with many of them based on the desire to win rather than any genuine love or hate. Last weekend’s shows helped to quieten those critics, as the ultimate hero v villain situation is the biggest story in the promotion, while Rush and Del Rey’s partnership is also something to keep an eye on. Throw Athena, Martinez’s and Skater’s new directions into the mix, and there are a lot of interesting ingredients for the future.
Injury-wise, Matthews and Perez suffered knocks (Matthews is taking a month off to recover) Martinez hurt her shoulder causing her to miss the final taping, Veda Scott was seen selling merchandise while wearing a brace on her hand and wrist, and many of the backstage entourage suffered sore jaws from Saraya’s slappings – AAW promoter Kevin Harvey was even bitten…
As for the Champion, she moves onto a four day weekend starting on Thursday when she returns to Britain for her home promotions, WAW and WAWW, as she wrestles Martinez on three of those days, and also takes part in a tag team match on Sunday. It’s no rest for the (very) wicked.
Mickie Knuckles is vacating the AIW Women’s Championship after finding out that she is pregnant. She is due in December. She announced her pregnancy exclusively on the Women Of Wrestling Podcast before telling the fans at a D1W in Charlestown, IN.
Also as part of the interview, Knuckles sounded off on her time with Ohio Valley Wrestling, saying that she left the promotion at the end of last year because of “all the drama going on in the locker room.”
She told us: “I don’t really like guys trying to talk to me like I’m a whore, and it’s not just me that they did it to – it was pretty much all the girls. The girls had their own locker room upstairs all by themselves… and it wasn’t the most ideal situation… and being in the locker room, I always got into a fight with this one guy who thought he was King Shit, and I’m telling you right now, I probably could have beat the crap out of him and nobody would have said anything because nobody likes him. It just was a bad environment to be in – you couldn’t grow in that environment.”
Even with the carrot of returning to OVW to possibly get a slot in TNA due to the two promotions’ working relationship, she still wouldn’t bite: “Certain people tried to hold that over my head, they tried to get me to come back by saying ‘well, if you ever want to get into TNA again, you’ll come back and do this.’ I don’t want to push myself onto TNA by doing something I’m not comfortable with around people that I absolutely despise.”
Also during the podcast, Knuckles responded to Jessicka Havok’s comments about her which formed part of the previous WOW Podcast, where the WSU Champion said that Mickie turned her off: “She can just blow it out her ass. I don’t know what I did to ruffle her feathers. The fact that she can’t specifically state one thing that I did to her to tick her off, and the ridiculous suggestion that I cancelled AIW and other bookings at the last minute – you can ask the owners of AIW… I have never cancelled AIW. The only show I couldn’t make it to was the [JT Lightning] Benefit Show and that’s because two other bookings fell through for that weekend and I was trying to find a way up there because they were going to give me gas money but I didn’t want to take their money for a benefit show for somebody that had passed and I really respected, and I wanted the money to go to the family…
“I have no problems with her other than she want to run her mouth, and one day we will meet – it’s a small business – and I’ll fix it.”
As it pertains to the AIW Women’s Championship that she is vacating, she has requested that the title go to the winner of the Allysin Kay/Mia Yim match that is booked for Girls Night Out 6 on April 15 in Cleveland, OH, as it was meant to be a number one contender match anyway.
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SMASH wrapped on Wednesday with champion Syuri losing. That Divas Title was cursed. It was sealed in a case with the vacant men’s championship, with mutterings of a new promotion to replace SMASH… Mickie James took to her website to say that she would love to win the TNA World of X Division Championship someday. However, she pointed out that it was unlikely that a woman would with either without it being some sort of fluke or gimmick… During her time wrestling in Japan for Stardom as Dark Angel, Sarita was honoured for her 10 year wrestling anniversary. She was presented with a plaque and flowers… Maryse has criticised how WWE’s handling of the Divas division has dipped over the last few years. There may be a blinkered irony there… NWA World Women’s Champion Tasha Simone and her opponent Tiffany Roxx had to embark on a Facebook campaign after their match was pulled from last Friday’s NWA Main Event show in Nashville. 24 hours of campaigning by them and their fans, and the contest was put back on the card. Simone retained her title with a piledriver… Lucha POP has been hyping the debut of a new mystery luchadora. Judging from the tightly-cropped photo, it could be a joshi… Torrie Wilson will be at WrestleMania XXVIII. Not because she’s a former WWE Diva, but because her boyfriend is sporting A-lister Alex Rodriguez. I’m sure the same invitation was thrown out to Stacy Keibler too… It will be Extra’s Maria Menounos & Kelly Kelly against Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres at WrestleMania. Maria and Beth have history, as Menounos pinned the Divas Champion at Tribute to the Troops last year… Along with terrorising SHIMMER at the weekend, Sweet Saraya caused a near riot at POWW on Friday night. After being pinned by Nikki St John via sunset flip, she kicked promoter Jimmy Blaze in the gentleman’s vegetables and a match was made for the following day pitting Saraya & Taylor Made against Melanie Cruise & Taylor Made. Instead, the match happened there and then, with St John pinning Made with a sunset flip to get the win… Savannah Summers and Miami advanced to the finals of the tournament to determine the first ever Riot City Wrestling Women’s Champion… Jenny Rose won the WXW-C4 Women’s Championship on Saturday… Meiko Satomura will wrestle at CHIKARA’s Anniversario weekend on May 19-20 after missing JoshiMania due to injury. Fellow Sendai Girls talent Dashi Chisako, Sendai Sachiko and Kagetsu will be there too… Cherry’s real age remains a secret after she defeated Mio Shirai on Sunday. The stipulation was if she had lost, she would have to tell everyone how old she really is. She brought her passport along as proof, but GAMI made off with it. GAMI says the only way she will get it back is if Cherry can beat her in a match… Maria Kanellis, who’s the Creative Director in Crossfire Entertainment, suspended Jessicka Havok at Saturday’s show after Havok refused to stop beating on Angel Dust after pinning her… Pimpinela Escarlata lost her hair at AAA’s show on Sunday thanks to Sexy Star… Seleziya Sparx’s leg injury’s turned out to be an issue with her ACL… International Ribbon Tag Team Champions Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tsukushi and ICEx60 Champion Hikaru Shida retained their titles at Ice Ribbon March earlier today. Neko Nitta regained the Triangle Ribbon Championship… Goddesses of Stardom Champions Yuzuki Aikawa & Yoko Bito and World of Stardom Champion Nanae Takahashi also retained their belts today…Florida Championship Wrestling was rumoured to be closing down but Triple H released a statement denying it, though promised there would be changes to the developmental system after WrestleMania next month… Pro Wrestling: EVE’s tag team title tournament starts on April 28 with the Blossom Twins taking on Nikki Storm & Shanna – the latter of whom will be returning from injuries that she suffered last month.
March 14: SMASH FINAL (Tokyo, Japan) – Takuya Kito & Mio Shirai b Koji Doi & Aki Shizuku; Yoshiaki Yago, Josh O’Brien & Tomoka Nakagawa b Hisamaru Tajima, Jiro Kuroshio & Makoto; Ultimo Dragon & Kana b Mentallo & Syuri; Kim Nun Pun & Lin Bairon b Michael Kovak
March 14: JWP (Tokyo, Japan) – Maury b Aoi Yagami; KAZUKI b Manami Katsu; Sachie Abe & Cherry b Mochi Miyagi & Nana Kawasa; Tsubasa Kuragaki & Kayako Haruyama b Command Bolshoi & Rabbit Mito; Kaori Yoneyama v Mayumi Ozaki went to a double countout; Mayumi Ozaki b Kaori Yoneyama; Hanako Nakamori & Misaki Ohata b Leon & Ray
March 14: WWE NXT (Columbus, OH) – Derrick Bateman & Kaitlyn b Johnny Curtis & Maxine
March 15: WWE Superstars (Cleveland, OH) – Beth Phoenix b Kelly Kelly
March 15: Impact Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Madison Rayne b Velvet Sky; Gail Kim b Mickie James
March 15: Florida Championship Wrestling (Tampa, FL) – Paige & Rick Victor b Audrey Marie & Aiden English; Raquel Diaz b Audrey Marie
March 16: WWE SmackDown (Cleveland, OH) – AJ b Brie Bella
March 16: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Amapola, Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit b Dalis la Caribeña, Dark Angel & Estrellita
March 16: Purely Obsessed Wrestling World (Villa Park, IL) – Nikki St John b Sweet Saraya; Sweet Saraya & Taylor Made b Melanie Cruise & Nikki St John
March 16: AAW (Berwyn, IL) – MsChif, Athena & Christina Von Eerie b Sara Del Rey, Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews
March 16: United States Wrestling Organisation (Nashville, TN) – Aleida Ortiz b Jessie Belle Smothers
March 16: Premier Wrestling Federation Northeast (Foster, RI) – Mistress Belmont b Ivy
March 16: NWA Main Event (Nashville, TN) – Tasha Simone b Tiffany Roxx
March 16: TNA (Pensacola, FL) – Gail Kim b Madison Rayne
March 16: WWE (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Beth Phoenix & Natalya b Eve Torres & Tamina Snuka
March 16: Riot City Wrestling (North Adelaide, Australia) – Savannah Summers b KC Cassidy
March 17: Riot City Wrestling (North Adelaide, Australia) – Miami b Harley Wonderland
March 17: WWE (Providence, RI) – Beth Phoenix & Natalya b Eve Torres & Tamina Snuka
March 17: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Hikari Minami b Meari Naito; Dorami Nagano b Miyako Matsumoto; Neko Nitta b Sayaka Obihiro & Hamuko Hoshi in a 3-way; Hikaru Shida, Maki Narumiya & Kurumi v Aoi Kizuki, Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tsukushi went to a time limit draw.
March 17: World Xtreme Wrestling C4 (Allentown, PA) – Jenny Rose b Niya to win the WXW-C4 Women’s Championship
March 17: Nitro Pro Wrestling Alliance (Blackpool, England) – Kay Lee Ray b Carmel Jacob
March 17: SHIMMER Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL) – Courtney Rush b Rhia O’Reilly; Melanie Cruise & Mena Libra b Shazza McKenzie & Veda Scott; Sara Del Rey b Leon; Sweet Saraya b Davina Rose; Jessie McKay b Mia Yim; Ray b Kellie Skater; Hailey Hatred & Kalamity b LuFisto & Kana; Portia Perez b Christina Von Eerie; Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada b Allison Danger & Leva Bates; Athena b Mercedes Martinez; Cheerleader Melissa b Nicole Matthews; Courtney Rush b Sassy Stephie; Veda Scott b Sweet Saraya by DQ; Sara Del Rey b Leva Bates; Leon & Ray b Mia Yim & Davina Rose; Kellie Skater b Kc Spinelli; Jessie McKay b MsChif; Nicole Matthews b Athena; Mercedes Martinez b Kana; Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada b Hailey Hatred & Kalamity; Cheerleader Melissa b Portia Perez
March 17: Crossfire Entertainment (Nashville, TN) – Jessicka Havok b Angel Dust
March 17: Mecca Pro Wrestling/Canadian Wrestling Action (Cornwall, ONT, Canada) – Jewells Malone b Persephone Vice
March 18: SHIMMER Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL) – Rhia O’Reilly b Taylor Made; Kellie Skater b Veda Scott; Kalamity b Kc Spinelli; LuFisto & Kana b MsChif & Christina Von Eerie; Athena b Sassy Stephie; Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews b Mia Yim & Davina Rose; Shazza McKenzie b Sweet Saraya by DQ; Courtney Rush & Sara Del Rey b Allison Danger & Leva Bates; Mercedes Martinez b Hailey Hatred; Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada b Ray & Leon; Cheerleader Melissa b Jessie McKay; Kc Spinelli b NY Knockout Nikki; Mia Yim & Davina Rose b Melanie Cruise & Mena Libra; Shazza McKenzie b Rhia O’Reilly; Kana b Kellie Skater; Leon b LuFisto; MsChif & Christina Von Eerie b Hailey Hatred & Kalamity; Athena b Ray; Courtney Rush & Sara Del Rey b Allison Danger & Leva Bates, Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews and Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada in a 4-way to win the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship; Sweet Saraya b Cheerleader Melissa to win the SHIMMER Championship
March 18: WWE (New York, NY) – Beth Phoenix & Natalya b Kelly Kelly & Tamina Snuka
March 18: Alpha Omega Wrestling (Palm Desert, CA) – Terra Calaway b Kiara Dillon
March 18: UNION (Tokyo, Japan) – Cherry b Mio Shirai
March 18: Ice Ribbon (Shimouma, Japan) – Tsukasa Fujimoto b Hamuko Hoshi; Aoi Kizuki b Maki Narumiya; Hikaru Shida & Tsukushi b Kurumi & Dorami Nagano
March 18: TNA Victory Road (Orlando, FL) – Gail Kim b Madison Rayne
March 20: Ice Ribbon March 2012 (Tokyo, Japan) – Hamuko Hoshi & Kayoko Haruyama b Mochi Miyagi & Nana Kawasa; Meari Naito b Jaiko Ishikawa; Maki Narumiya & Toshie Uematsu b Hikari Minami & Riho; Neko Nitta b Aiger & Sayaka Obihiro to win Triangle Ribbon Championship; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tsukushi b Manami Toyota & Kurumi; Hiroyo Matsumoto b Dorami Nagano; Hikaru Shida b Aoi Kizuki
March 20: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Natsumi Showzuki b Saki Kashima; Act Yasukawa b Eri Susa; Kairi Hojo b Mayu Iwatani; Arisa Hoshiki b Yuuri Haruka; Kaori Yoneyama & Io Shirai b Hiroyo Matsumoto & Miho Wakizawa; Yuzuki Aikawa & Yoko Bito b Natsuki*Taiyo & Yoshiko; Nanae Takahashi b Meiko Satomura
March 22: World Association of Wrestling (Boston, England) – Sweet Saraya v Mercedes Martinez
March 23: World Association of Wrestling (Norwich, England) – Sweet Saraya v Mercedes Martinez
March 23: 19 Pro (Saitama, Japan) – Tsukushi v Kurumi
March 23: Resistance Pro (Chicago, IL) – Taylor Made v Serenity
March 23: Northeast Wrestling (Poughkeepsie, NY) – Melina v Velvet Sky
March 24: Northeast Wrestling (Waterbury, CT) – Melina v Velvet Sky
March 24: CHIKARA (Vaughan, ONT, Canada) – Sara Del Rey v Kobald
March 24: World Association of Women’s Wrestling (Norwich, England) – Queen Maya v Miss Mina; Mercedes Martinez v Amazon; Liberty v Amy Lee Kramer; Busty Keegan & Destiny v Sweet Saraya & Skarlett
March 24: IndyGurlz (Boonton, NJ) – Simply D’Vyne v Veda Scott; Shazza McKenzie v Jana; Jessie “Bonesaw” Brooks v Jenny Rose; Kylie Pierce v Aida Marie; Angel Orsini & Amber O’Neal v Mia Yim & Jessie Kaye
March 24: Family Wrestling Entertainment (New York, NY) – Maria Kanellis v Rosita
March 25: Ice Ribbon ‘Nagoya Ribbon’ (Nagoya, Japan) – Neko Nitta v Meari Naito ; Shigehiro Irie & Kurumi v Hamuko Hoshi & Mochi Miyagi ; Hikari Minami v Maki Narumiya; Jun Kasai & Miyako Matsumoto v Konaka = Pale One & Sayaka Obihiro; Special Ribbon tag team match: Participants to be selected from Hikaru Shida, Tsukasa Fujimoto, Tsukushi and Aoi Kizuki ; Nagoya Battle Royal
March 25: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan) – Hiroyo Matsumoto v Tsubasa Kurugaki; Aja Kong & Sonoko Kato v AKINO and Ayumi Kurihara; Mayumi Ozaki v Chikayo Nagashima
March 25: CHIKARA (Ottawa, ONT, Canada) – Sara Del Rey v Leah Von Dutch
March 25: World Wide Wrestling League (Penicuk, Scotland) – Nikki Storm v Carmel Jacob
March 25: Herts And Essex Wrestling (Harlow, England) – Sweet Saraya v Mercedes Martinez
March 25: Real Championship Wrestling (Baltimore, MD) – Jenny Rose v Mia Yim v Kimber Lee
March 29: NWA Ring Warriors (Ft Lauderdale, FL) – Jesse Neal & Christina Von Eerie v Chasyn Rance & Santana Garrett
March 30: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Nanae Takahashi v Meiko Satomura
March 30: Pro Wrestling Alliance (Camden, Australia) – Mikey Broderick & Jessie McKay v Bishop Sommers & Harley Wonderland
March 30: Preston City Wrestling (Preston, England) – Carmel Jacob v Kay Lee Ray
March 31: Adrenaline Unleashed (Las Vegas, NV) – NY Knockout Nikki v Allison Danger; Liz Sassi v Davina Rose
March 31: Rock n’ Roll Wrestling (Melbourne, Australia) – KC Cassidy v Nikita Naridian
April 1: BritWresFest (London, England) – Jenny Sjodin v Alpha Female
April 4: Purely Obsessed Wrestling World (Onley, IL) – Sassy Stephie v Nikki St John
April 6: Dynamo Pro Wrestling (Glen Carbon, IL) – Santana Garrett v Christina Von Eerie
April 7: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Hailey Hatred v Mia Yim
April 7: Pro Championship Wrestling (Rowville, Australia) – Nikita Naridian v Siren
April 7: Traditional Championship Wrestling (Fort Smith, AR) – Mickie James v Cheerleader Melissa
April 14: WrestleReunion (Toronto, ONT, Canada) – LuFisto v Kalamity
April 14: Squared Circle Wrestling (Rome, NY) – Cherry Bomb & Pepper Parks v Muscle Marcus & Nikki Jett
April 14: Women Superstars Uncensored (Dunelleny, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v Marti Belle; Sassy Stephie & Allysin Kay v Brittney Savage & Alicia
April 14: Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers (Toronto, ONT, Canada) – Cherry Bomb v Seleziya Sparx
April 15: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Serenity v Lady Poison
April 15: Dungeon Championship Wrestling (Monrovia, CA) – Allison Danger v Athena
April 15: Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out 6 (Cleveland, OH) – Allysin Kay v Mia Yim; Jenny Rose v Hailey Hatred; Sara Del Rey v Veda Scott; Annie Social v Taeler Hendrix; Sassy Stephie v Cherry Bomb; Melanie Cruise v Taylor Made
April 15: Ice Ribbon ‘Teens 5′ (Saitama, Japan)
April 28: Women Superstars Uncensored J-Cup (Deer Park, NY) – Jessicka Havok v Mercedes Martinez; April Hunter v Nikki Syxx; Alicia v Lexxus; Athena v Christina Von Eerie; Brittney Savage v Ezavel Suena
April 28: International Pro Wrestling UK/Nu Wrestling Evolution (London, England) – Nikki Storm & Shanna v Hannah & Holly Blossom
April 29: Apex Pro (Huntington Park, CA) – El Jefe & Terra Calaway v Tyler Bateman & Raze
May 5: Ice Ribbon ‘Golden Ribbon’ (Tokyo, Japan)
May 12: Solent Wrestling Federation (Gosport, England) – Amazon v Erin Angel
May 13: REINA (Tokyo, Japan) – Princesa Blanca v Lady Apache; Goya Kong & Dalis v Zeuxis & Mima Shimoda
May 19: Crossfire Entertainment (Nashville, TN) – Reby Sky v Jessicka Havok
June 2: NWA Hammerlock (Tonbridge, England) – Jenny Sjodin v Rhia O’Reilly
June 16: Women Superstars Uncensored “Uncensored Rumble V” (Deer Park, NY)
July 7: nCw Femmes Fatales (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews v Sweet Cherrie & TBA
July 14: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Sudbury, England)
– Lee Burton