This may not seem like much of a Retro, considering it is from early 2009, but for Taeler Hendrix, that must feel like aeons ago. Considering she only debuted in spring 2008, her progression to TNA Knockout is pretty darn impressive. As she discussed with us earlier this year, she has had more than her share of health scares, and has come out of the other side with renewed vigour. This match gives us a glimpse of how she started out.

The match we feature this week is her attempt to wrest the World Women’s Wrestling Championship from titleholder, the “Portuguese Princess” Ariel, who was the standard bearer in the promotion, as well as its parent company, New England Championship Wrestling. However, on her debut in the promotion on November 1, 2008, Hendrix challenged Ariel for the title and beat her, albeit by DQ. This was followed up by Taeler pinning the champion in a non-title match on December 13. From there, “The One Girl Revolution” was granted a second crack at the belt, which would take place at NECW Genesis 8 on February 21, 2009.

While we’re also showing one of her matches, we should wish Ariel all the best, as she is due to give birth to twins at some point very soon. We hope everything goes smoothly for her.