I’ve been concerned about the future of Pro Wrestling: EVE, as each show seemed to be becoming a stand-alone production. EVE v Ice Ribbon was a great weekend of action, but didn’t really offer much indication on what would happen next, barring the win streaks of Alpha Female and Nikki Storm. At No Man’s Land in February, there was only one advertised match, which was the title match with Jenny Sjodin defending against Alpha, and that ended inconclusively. Meanwhile in the Queen of the Ring tournament which was set up after the plans to crown new Tag Team Champions fell though, Nikki won, which only reminded us that she was the next contender, and didn’t offer much to speculate about for the next show. Then Alpha won the belt on a non-EVE show, which – while it was the right move – would have been best on the No Man’s Land card. In addition, attendances were less than stellar, which was a shame – doubly so for the EVE v Ice Ribbon shows, which featured some spectacular matches.
However, last Saturday, things slotted into place very nicely.
Thanks to some local advertising which helped to pull in a big crowd and announcing five matches well ahead of time that people were interested in seeing and had some background or explanation to them, Special Edition was a fun show to watch, and was not overshadowed by the guest male contests in any way. As mentioned, the ring ropes were dangerously loose no matter how much they were tightened, but everyone worked around it to the best of their abilities.
Rhia O’Reilly went from zero to hero in the promotion by beating Kirsty Love, aligning herself with Ayesha Ray, replacing the Blossom Twins in the tag team tournament, being all over the main event with liberal amounts of interference and setting herself up for a match against Sjodin on November 10. Ray went from being a bit part in EVE’s past to setting herself up over the show as a credible threat to the title and then engaging in a bruising war with Alpha which left the former Amazon with a sore jaw and the champ suffering a burst eardrum and possible concussion – which may indicate that they went for it a little too hard – and made sure that she’ll be back as part of the tag tourney. Alpha also got over the no DQ aspect of the main event by crushing Rockstar Spud in quick time earlier in the card. Nikki Storm pulled off the biggest win of her career by defeating Kat “Winter” Waters in a great outing which showed that the mouthy Glaswegian is ready to ascend to the next level – plus her imitation of Winter was totally hilarious and generated some hearty laughter from the crowd – and got the ball rolling for her title challenge against Alpha in November by officially announcing the main event at the end of the card before spitting in the champ’s face and running off. Meanwhile, Kirsty’s run-in as part of the main event to neutralise O’Reilly saw her attacked by Blue Nikita, who had lost the opening match to Sjodin, setting up a match between the two later this year.
All those developments, and we have three matches pretty much set for November. On paper, this could have been nothing more than a placeholder show to keep things warm with a smaller roster before bringing out all the big guns in November, but instead, we got tons of angles, developments, and prospects – much different to No Man’s Land, which was a little flat and didn’t leave much to talk about afterwards.
The first three shows had a direction and a storyline running through it all the way through to the crowning of EVE’s first Champion in Britani Knight (now Paige). After that, it felt like each show sat alone, regardless of the quality of the matches. However, the episodic nature of the promotion which hooked in so many at the start is certainly back, and it offering new matches and fresh opportunities for the roster, with O’Reilly, Ray, Storm and Love really benefiting. Let’s see what else happens as November 10 approaches. Either way, this is the most excited I’ve been about Pro Wrestling: EVE in nine months.
Since her return at Extreme Rules back in April, Layla has not lost any singles matches. Not one – not even on a house show. When it comes to one on one encounters, she is undefeated.
So you would imagine that with a push like that, her star would be higher than it would have ever been. On the contrary – she is more dead than at any point in her career, and even though she has the Divas Championship, she is the head representative of a totally lifeless division.
The whole situation was exemplified at Money In The Bank, when she, Tamina Snuka, Kaitlyn, Eve Torres, Beth Phoenix and Natalya were trotted out to have a pointless, three and a half minute, six woman match with no build-up and no hype, and therefore generated no pay per view buys. It was a complete waste of time for everyone involved, as nobody was over, nobody got over, and it wasn’t even that great a match. It was below-average TV fare that was nothing more than a time filler before the main event of the show. Phoenix – the previous pillar of the Divas – is now dead in the water after being pinned by Layla three PPVs in a row, while the others couldn’t generate a reaction from the audience if their lives depended on it.
It’s a massive disappointment for Layla, who was on the verge of something special before she suffered her ACL and MCL injury a year ago that saw her bow out for surgery and rehab. She had broken free of the Lay-Cool failsafe that had been the centre of the Divas division, and looked like she would be getting up to some exciting stuff. Instead, she has been thrust back into a situation where she replaced what logically was going to be Kharma challenging Nikki Bella for the Divas belt, and meant that she came back with no fanfare, no momentum and no build. Her momentum seemed to gather pace as the match with Phoenix approached, but now it’s fallen off the cliff and is lying lifeless on the floor hundreds of feet below.
Of course, the writing team have no idea on what to do with her or any of the women, but the Divas haven’t helped themselves in any way by being pretty dull in the ring. The only exciting Divas match since WrestleMania was Layla v AJ on SmackDown a few weeks ago, and that was only an angle to forward her saga with Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. It seems that anything AJ touches turns to gold these days.
The problem is that someone needs to be Divas Champion, and none of them have the credentials, popularity or momentum to warrant a reign. So now you’re looking at who is the least worst for the job, and that is a sucky way to look at things. This division needs new blood, new ideas – and fast.
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Velvet Sky and Angel Williams (Angelina Love) have been announced for Northeast Wrestling’s show in Fishkill, NY on September 22. Amy “Lita” Dumas was already booked, as had Reby Sky. These shows tend to draw a couple of thousand fans for each card… Miss Tessmacher retained the Knockouts Championship against former titleholder Gail Kim on last Thursday’s Impact Wrestling with a pretty top rope elbow. She also tweeted that she has no desire to return to WWE at any point because of how they treat their women. She has a point.
Portia Perez may have a separated shoulder, according to her Twitter… On a similar tone, LuFisto may have broken her foot. Femmes Fatales IX produced a few walking wounded… “The First Lady of Ring Of Honor” Maria Kanellis revealed to WrestlingInc.com that she was offered a role in TNA, but politely declined. She also says she understands why so many women have left WWE to pursue other projects, free of WWE’s shackles… Serena Deeb responded on her Twitter to her arrest for boating under the influence, saying “Ok…can anyone REALLY picture me driving a boat? Get real. AND…next time the highlight of your day involves judging others who you know nothing about, maybe you should look yourself in the mirror”… Rachel Summerlyn continued her winning streak in 2CW which she started back in February at the Girls Grand Prix. She beat Mickie James on Friday night… Pink Flash Kira v Portia Perez and Sweet Cherrie v Cherry Bomb have been announced for November 3rd’s Femmes Fatales show. Tickets for the double DVD taping went on sale on Saturday, and the advance sales are looking really promising… Rain tweeted that she probably won’t be returning to Women Superstars Uncensored when it relaunches. Looks like her stip of her retiring from WSU if she had not won the Uncensored Rumble in June was serious… Tammy Sytch is in WWE sponsored rehab – she checked in yesterday. She was in the hospital on Friday for drinking nearly TWO GALLONS of vodka, and did an RF Video shoot at the weekend outlining the the problems she’s had in the last few months. We’ve covered her erratic behaviour, but it’s a good thing that she’s seeking help… SHIMMER volume 53 will be a full card as part of the WrestleCon event in New Jersey on April 6, 2013, which is WrestleMania weekend. It will be only the second DVD taping outside of Berwyn, IL – the first was in the summer of 2007 for volume 14. The dates for next spring’s show have also been confirmed – it will be on April 13-14… Santana Garrett, Christina Von Eerie and Daffney appeared on the syndicated Daytime show on Monday to promote SHINE’s iPPV on Friday. American viewers should be able to catch it tomorrow, but check your local listings for details.
Manami Toyota will be part of CHIKARA’s King Of Trios for a second year running. She will once again form a team with Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw… The winning team of the JRIBBON tournament on Friday will reportedly win a trip to Hawaii… Io Shirai will officially return to Stardom on Sunday in the Stardom Rumble. Speaking of Stardom, on its August 5 show, Yuzuki Aikawa will defend the Wonder Of Stardom belt against Yoko Bito, while World Of Stardom titleholder Nanae Takahashi will defend the championship against Yoshiko… Miyako Matsumoto & Neko Nitta won the Ice Ribbon International Ribbon Tag Team Championship on Friday’s show. That means Nitta is a double champion, as she also holds the Triangle Ribbon belt. Also on the card, Hikaru Shida retained the ICEx60 title by beating Hamuko Hoshi, who had to prove that she was under 60kg before she could compete for the belt… Hiroyo Matsumoto pinned Manami Toyota as part of a tag team match in OZ Academy on Sunday… Ayako Hamada and Syuri headlined Sunday’s Wrestling New Classic show. Hamada got the win with an AP Cross Diamante… Ayumi Kurihara won the Catch The WAVE League on Monday, beating Ryo Mizunami.
Erin Angel and Carmel Jacob are featured on the poster for the debut Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females show in Glasgow, Scotland on September 30. Its design is a send up of the Burlesque poster featuring Cher and Christina Aguilera – you can see it at the bottom of this page. Fierce Females says it is because there will also be burlesque dancers on the show, but they are not wrestling, before you ask… Kay Lee Ray will face Mickie James at Pro Wrestling Elite in September… There was a Double Jeopardy Match in UKW on Sunday (two matches going on at the same time, with the winners facing each other). Alpha Female emerged victorious… April Davids will defend the FutureShock Women’s Championship against Jenny Sjodin on August 25. Sjodin won the round robin featuring Hannah and Holly Blossom as well as Charlotte Quinn, who replaced Becky James halfway through the league. The pair had a pull apart brawl after Sjodin beat Hannah Blossom… Jetta was in the audience for an episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show a while back and that show was broadcast this morning.
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Sweet Saraya let slip on the latest Women Of Wrestling Podcast that the next PWWA show may take place in November… Kellie Skater retained the IndyGurlz Australia title over Eliza Sway at the weekend… The final of the IPW New Zealand Women’s Championship tournament on August 18 will be against Britenay and Evie. Britenay advanced at the weekend when she beat Megan-Kate in a rematch of their disputed semi-final.
July 8: Osaka Pro (Osaka, Japan) – Shuu Shibutani b Benten-Musume; Moeka Haruhi b Nyamber; Policewoman & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru b GAMI & Tomoka Nakagawa; Sawako Shimono & Maki Narumiya v Syuri & Mika Iida went to a time limit draw; Ran Yu Yu b Aya Yuuki
July 10: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Dalis la Caribeña, Dark Angel & Lluvia b Lady Apache, Mima Shimoda & Zeuxis
July 10: CMLL (Guadalajara, Mexico) – Amapola & La Comandante b Luna Mágica & Silueta
July 11: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Rabbit Mito & Aki Shizuku b Hikari Minami & NOZOMI; GAMI b Maki Narumiya; Hikaru Shida v Arisa Nakajima went to a time limit draw; Neko Nitta & Miyako Matsumoto b Tsukasa Fujimoto & Meari Naito
July 12: WWE Superstars (Denver, CO) – Kaitlyn & Alicia Fox b Beth Phoenix & Natalya
July 12: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Raquel Diaz b Audrey Marie; Paige & Tamina Snuka b Sofia Cortez & Kaitlyn
July 12: Pro Wrestling Maine (Winslow, ME) – Alicia & Mike Dennis b Lauren & Scott Vegas
July 12: Impact Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Miss Tessmacher b Gail Kim
July 13: 3 Count Wrestling (Middlesborough, England) – Nikki Storm v Kirsty Love went to a no-contest; Nikki Storm b Priscilla
July 13: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Estrellita, Goya Kong & Marcela b Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit & Tiffany
July 13: AAA (Toluca, Mexico) – Fabi Apache & Lolita b Sexy Lady & Sexy Star
July 13: Squared Circle Wrestling (Watertown, NY) – Rachel Summerlyn b Mickie James
July 13: Ice Ribbon (Sapporo, Japan) – Aki Shizuku b Kurumi; Takashi Sasaki & Cherry b Yuko Miyamoto & Meari Naito; Yuu Yamagata b Maki Narumiya; Neko Nitta & Miyako Matsumoto b Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tsukushi to win the International Ribbon Tag Team Championship; Sayaka Obihiro b Aoi Kizuki; Hikaru Shida b Hamuko Hoshi
July 14: Perth Pro Wrestling (Morley, Australia) – Kellie Skater b Eliza Sway
July 14: World Xtreme Wrestling (Minneola, FL) – Kimberly b Mercedes Martinez to win the WXW Women’s Championship
July 14: NWA Ring Warriors (Hollywood, FL) – La Rosa Negra b Sienna DuVall & Su Yung in a 3-way to win the Battling Bombshells Championship
July 14: World Association Of Wrestling (Fakenham, England) – Penelope b Liberty
July 14: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Sammi Hall b Raven Lake
July 14: Belleview Pro Wrestling (Belleview, FL) – Santana Garrett b Christina Von Eerie
July 14: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Sudbury, England) – Jenny Sjodin b Blue Nikita; Alpha Female b Rockstar Spud; Rhia O’Reilly b Kirsty Love; Kat Waters v Nikki Storm; Hannah & Holly Blossom b Leah & Kasey Owens; Rhia O’Reilly & Ayesha Ray b Hannah & Holly Blossom; Alpha Female b Ayesha Ray
July 14: Ring Wars Carolina (Lumberton, NC) – Mia Svensson b Mackenzie York
July 14: Impact Pro Wrestling (New Plymouth, New Zealand) – Britenay b Megan-Kate
July 14: Pro Wrestling Alliance (Sutherland, Australia) – Jessie McKay b Harley Wonderland & Shazza McKenzie in a 3-way
July 14: Melbourne City Wrestling (Thornbury, Australia) – Miami b Siren Munroe
July 14: Florida Championship Wrestling (Brooksville, FL) – Sofia Cortez & Audrey Marie b Paige & Natalie
July 14: WWE (Tuscon, AZ) – Tamina Snuka b Natalya
July 14: TNA (Memphis, TN) – Madison Rayne b Velvet Sky
July 14: Combat Zone Wrestling (Voorhees, NJ) – Joe Gacey b Mia Yim, Drew Gulak, Dustin Rayz, Niles Young, Rory Mondo, Ruckus & Latin Dragon in a ladder match
July 14: Acclaim Pro Wrestling (Greely, ONT, Canada) – Addy Starr b Jody D’Milo
July 15: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan) – Ran Yu-Yu b Keiko Aono; Chikayo Nagashima & Hiroyo Matsumoto b Manami Toyota & Aja Kong; Sonoko Kato b Mayumi Ozaki; AKINO & Ayumi Kurihara b Yumi Ohka & Mio Shirai and Tomoka Nakagawa & Carlos Amano in a gauntlet match
July 15: JWP (Osaka, Japan) – Rabbit Mito b Nana Kawase; Command Bolshoi, Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru & Sawako Shimono b Tsubasa Kuragaki, Sachie Abe & Manami Katsu; Arisa Nakajima b Hanako Nakamori; Kaori Yoneyama & Emi Sakura b KAZUKI & Morley; Meiko Satomura & Kagetu b Kayoko Haruyama & Leon
July 15: UK Wrestling (Wakefield, England) – Winter b Amazon; Alpha Female b Holly Rocamora; Alpha Female b Winter to win the UKW Women’s Championship
July 15: Wrestling New Classic (Tokyo, Japan) – Kana b Mio Shirai; Ayako Hamada b Syuri
July 15: FutureShock (Stockport, England) – Holly Blossom b Charlie Quinn; Jenny Sjodin b Hannah Blossom
July 15: WWE Money in the Bank (Phoenix, AZ) – Layla, Tamina Snuka & Kaitlyn b Beth Phoenix, Natalya & Eve Torres
June 16: WWE Raw (Las Vegas, NV) – AJ & Daniel Bryan b Eve Torres & The Miz
June 16: REINA x WORLD (Tokyo, Japan) – Micro b Petite Tomato; Kaji Tomato b Jonathan Bata & Hiro Tonai; Manami Katsu & Alex Lee b Leon & Crazy Star; Aki Kanbayashi b Crazy Mary Dobson; Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto b Maki Narumiya & Silueta
June 16: WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Cherry, Hanako Nakamori & Tsukasa Fujimoto b Aya Yuki, Sawako Shimono & Hamuko Hoshi ; Ayumi Kurihara b Yumi Ohka; Ryo Mizunami b Misaki Ohata; Syuri b Sakura Hirota; Kana b Ayako Hamada; GAMI & Tomoka Nakagawa b Shu Shibutani & Mio Shirai and Yuu Yamagata & Moeka Haruhi in a scramble match; Ayumi Kurihara b Ryo Mizunami
July 20: SHINE Wrestling (Ybor City, FL) – Sara Del Rey v Jazz; Nikki Roxx v Rain; Santana Garrett v Tina San Antonio; Veda Scott v Kimberly; Tracy Taylor & Su Yung v Allysin Kay & Taylor Made; Reby Sky v Jayme Jameson; Mercedes Martinez v Leva Bates; Christina Von Eerie v Cherry Bomb
July 21: American Championship Wrestling (Floyd, VA) – Jessie Belle v Mickie James
July 21: AAW (Merrionette Park, IL) – MsChif v Danny Daniels
July 21: Pro Wrestling Alliance Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) – Storm v Kandi Luv
July 22: Pro Wrestling Alliance Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) – Sara Jay vs Kandi Luv
July 22: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Lady Poison v Rachel Summerlyn; Portia Perez v Angel Blue v Lillie Mae v Athena
July 22: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Natsuki*Taiyo & Act Yasukawa v Kyoko Kimura & Yoshiko Nanae Takahashi & Yuzuki Aikawa v Hiroyo Matsumoto & Yoko Bito
July 22: New Generation Wrestling (Hull, England) – Alpha Female v Winter
July 27: Big Time Wrestling (Newark, CA) – Davina Rose v Kc Spinelli
July 28: Vendetta Pro Wrestling (Lompoc, CA) – Davina Rose v Kc Spinelli
July 28: CWF Mid-Atlantic (Gibsonville, NC) – Amber O’Neal v Reby Sky
July 28: Family Wrestling Entertainment (New York, NY) – Winter v Maria Kanellis
July 28: CHIKARA (South Portland, ME) – Eddie Kingston v Sara Del Rey
July 29: CHIKARA (Everett, PA) – Sara Del Rey v Icarus
August 4: Crossfire Entertainment (Nashville, TN) – Jillian Hall v Jessicka Havok
August 4: River City Wrestling (San Antonio, TX) – Rachel Summerlyn v Alissa Flash
August 4: Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out 7 (Cleveland, OH) – Allysin Kay v Mia Yim; Cherry Bomb v Athena; Veda Scott v Courtney Rush; Sara Del Rey v Hailey Hatred; Crazy Mary Dobson v Lil Naughty; Melanie Cruise v Kimber Lee; Sassy Stephie v Leah Von Dutch; Angel Dust & Miss Heidi v Annie Social & Nikki St John
August 5: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Sara Del Rey v Sassy Stephie
August 5: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Io Shirai v Natsuki*Taiyo; Eri Susa & Yuuri Haruka v Mayu Iwatani & Natsumi Showzuki; Kairi Hojo & Yuusaku v Act Yasukawa & Saki Kashima; Miho Wakizawa v Hiroyo Matsumoto ; Natsuki*Taiyo v Kyoko Kimura; Nanae Takahashi v Yoshiko; Yuzuki Aikawa v Yoko Bito
August 5: AAA TripleMania XX (Mexico City, Mexico) – Fenix, Fabi Apache, Octagoncito & Pimpinela Escarlata v Dark Dragon, Sexy Star, Mini Charly Manson & Yuriko
August 5: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Live Oak, TX) – Rachel Summerlyn v Jaykus Plisken
August 11: PROWL (Cleveland, Australia) – Michelle K Hasluck v Storm
August 17: Preston City Wrestling (Preston, England) – CJ Banks v Kay Lee Ray
August 18: Impact Pro Wrestling (Lynfield, New Zealand) – Britenay v Evie
August 19: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan) – Chikayo Nagashima v Hiroyo Matsumoto
August 25: American States Wrestling Alliance (Mansfield, OH) – Nevaeh v Sassy Stephie
August 25: FutureShock (Manchester, England) – April Davids v Jenny Sjodin
September 16: Pro Wrestling Elite (Ayr, Scotland) – Mickie James v Kay Lee Ray
September 16: World Association of Women’s Wrestling (Norwich, England)
September 30: Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)
October 27-28: SHIMMER: Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)
November 3: nCw Femmes Fatales (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – LuFisto v Mercedes Martinez; Pink Flash Kira v Portia Perez; Sweet Cherrie v Cherry Bomb
November 10: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Sudbury, England) – Alpha Female v Nikki Storm
April 6: SHIMMER: Women Athletes (Secaucus, NJ)
April 13-14: SHIMMER: Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)
- Lee Burton