In a week where we are looking at intergender wrestling (examples are here and here), the woman who is probably the queen of the subject has reached another giant accomplishment. Last night, LuFisto defeated Simon Martel for the North Shore Pro Wrestling Championship, culminating a chase for the belt which has lasted a number of months.
In 2012, the Super Hardcore Anime has beaten Urban Miles, Marko Estrada and Michael Style to earn a shot. She was meant to challenge for the title in October but Martel cried off thanks to a “doctor’s note”, but teamed with Ivan Sullivan & Razen to beat Martel, Medianne and Thomas Dubois in a 6-person tag match last month, where the decision was made that the pair would face off and if the titleholder backed out, he would be stripped of the belt. As is evident from the photo, he stayed, fought, and fell to the former nCw Femmes Fatales International Champion.
Tweeting earlier today, the new titleholder said:
Overwhelmed by all the messages concerning my big @NSPW win yesterday! Thank you all! :D #SoreAndProud
The victory makes LuFisto the first woman to hold a major men’s title in the Canadian province of Quebec, and helps to further her legacy in wrestling, which also includes winning death match tournaments where the other combatants were men, and also changing an Ontarian law which banned women and men from wrestling each other. It is also a great way to end a year which has seen her appear on TNA‘s radar, and compete in great matches with Mercedes Martinez in both Women Superstars Uncensored and Femmes Fatales, as well as setting up a prospective feud with Saraya Knight for 2013.
You can listen more to the career of LuFisto – including her moves to repeal that law and being accepted as a woman in a man’s world – by checking out our interview with her as part of episode 9 of the Women Of Wrestling Podcast.
– Lee Burton