Ringbelles Retro: Social and Rogers… unplugged
There have been a lot of promotions that have rocked through south Philadelphia’s diminutive mecca of pro wrestling on West Ritner Street. Viking Hall, ECW Arena, XPW Arena, Alhambra Arena, Asylum Arena… it has had many names, and has played host to promotions like Extreme Championship Wrestling, CHIKARA, Combat Zone Wrestling, Women’s Extreme Wrestling, Pro Pain Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Another one which is overlooked is Pro Wrestling Unplugged, a promotion that launched in 2004 and ran regular cards at the old bingo hall and featured women’s wrestling matches which were not designed to be a bathroom break, but as competitive contests with storylines, featuring names like Sumie Sakai, Mercedes Martinez and Alere Little Feather.
Today’s Retro features a match from PWU’s We Won’t Die show from December 15, 2007 featuring Women’s Champion Annie Social defending against recent retiree Cindy Rogers with the added fly in the ointment being that Amy Lee is the special referee, and she was the woman that Social defeated for the title. Based on the edginess of the production, you can see why all three ended up becoming part of the roster of Women Superstars Uncensored…