Ringbelles Roundup (7 May 2013) – the European scene, Mickie James & more
I’m still buzzing after Insane Championship Wrestling’s Fierce Females show on Saturday, which culminated with Kay Lee Ray winning her first ever championship when she won the tournament to become the inaugural Scottish titleholder. Beating Rhia O’Reilly and Viper in two very different contests, she proved that she is versatile and dependable as a main event talent. However, it was more than just KLR who impressed, with her defeated opponents also impressing, along with Carmel Jacob, Bete Noire, Erin Angel and Blue Nikita putting together great outings, and North American talent like Leah Von Dutch and Crazy Mary Dobson also entertaining. In fact, those two elements got me thinking…
First off, women’s wrestling fans are doing themselves a disservice by ignoring Europe. While places like America, Canada, Japan and Mexico are places which get a lot of attention, there are now three major all-women’s indie promotions to speak of in the UK alone, and plenty of skilled women from all over the continent looking to make their mark, and they can make it in the likes of Fierce Females, Pro Wrestling: EVE and Bellatrix because of their differing standpoints.
Fierce Females is adult-oriented. With its edgy presentation and attitude, coupled with a vocal group of funny and foul-mouthed standing-room-only fans, it is certainly a step away from what you would tend to expect at a wrestling show. It leads to a more chaotic and frenetic atmosphere, with more violence, more danger and more risks, if Noire and Dobson’s hardcore match and KLR’s crazy dive from the balcony are anything to go by. EVE has more storyline and angles, with developments coming rapidly and changes in direction meaning you can never really expect what is coming next. It is the most family-friendly promotion of the three, and means that while the action can get quite strong, it always keeps in mind the question of whether it is too much for the children in attendance. Finally, Bellatrix is the most British-style of the three, focusing on the matches, less on the angles, but also incorporates some of the chaos that you would see in Fierce Females. It also has more exclusive, home-grown talent like Saraya Knight, Penelope, Destiny and Liberty, which means that it can offer a more unique experience for the fan when it comes to the roster.
On top of that, there are numerous promotions in Britain and mainland Europe which are incorporating women on their cards. Germany has at least three promotions which have women’s wrestling on a semi-regular basis, while the Norwegian Wrestling Federation has stepped things up too. There are a number of groups in France which are putting more focus on it, most notably ABC Catch, which held its first all-women show earlier this year, which was critically applauded and will lead to another later this year. Meanwhile in the UK, places like the Solent Wrestling Federation and LDN Wrestling have agreed deals to work with Bellatrix talent, while in Scotland, groups like the World Wide Wrestling League and Pro Wrestling Elite are making more of a point of showcasing female talent – especially prudent there, as there is a wealth of great wrestlers all very close together. In the Republic of Ireland, there is a smaller pocket of women, but names like Katey Harvey are getting out there.
In the last five years, the number of women wrestlers on the continent have skyrocketed, and promotions have reacted accordingly. A number of them like Eden Black, Jetta, Saraya, her daughter Paige, KLR, Nikki Storm and Alpha Female have gone further afield to expand their horizons, showcase what they (and consequently, other women in Europe) can do, and create more intrigue for both themselves and the European scene in general. However it works both ways, as Europe isn’t just sending out exports – it’s welcoming imports too.
Dobson made a short visit to the continent – and left with quite a few bumps and scars as a result – but Von Dutch is currently partway through an extended tour around the whole of the UK, wrestling close to a dozen dates during the trip. She made the decision to cross the Atlantic to acquire new skills, make new contacts and better herself as a wrestler. She could have chosen to go to Mexico like Jennifer Blake or Taya Valkyrie, or to Japan like Hailey Hatred or Jenny Rose – but she selected Europe, because there is a different style of grappling to anywhere else. Also in the UK is Australia’s Storm, who arrived in April and has been training with companies like All Star Wrestling and FutureShock. Courtney Rush has made no secret of the fact that she wants to train and wrestle in the UK, fellow Canadian Jewells Malone is interested in it, while LuFisto has always been keen on the idea. In addition, Serena Deeb had made it known that she wants a UK stamp in her passport too.
As a fan, there must be something to give some real attention to when it comes to Europe if a growing number of wrestlers want to travel to Europe to work, learn and improve. With three promotions highlighting the array of women plying their trade – two of which have broadcast iPPVs, two of which offer DVDs and another providing an expanding on-demand service – there are plenty of options for viewers to attain more knowledge of the women who are polishing their skills. After all, there are many different styles, shapes, sizes, attitudes and ethoses, so there must be something there for you.
Former top contender to the Knockouts Championship Mickie James has been doing the rounds to promote her new album Somebody’s Gonna Pay, and in the process has also made some disparaging comments about TNA and its Knockouts division. For example, she’s been venting about the lack of appearances she has made recently:
I honestly feel like for the last year I’ve probably been on less than ten of the shows. You know what I mean? And for the last year and a half I’ve barely done anything. It’s awesome to come back and win the number one contenders ship and go for the title but I’m sick and tired of being home and watching all these other people. It would be one thing if I was injured or one thing if I was hurt, and I get it because I was injured and I was hurt and sick for a minute. I was already off TV when I got sick. It’s so frustrating when you know you’re one of the best in the world and you’re sitting at home, it’s frustrating. I love what I do and I love the people I work with, but I don’t love pretending I love sitting at home when I’m not. That’s kinda where I’m at with it. I’m just being real and being honest about it. You know, it’s not me trying to be this awful person, because it doesn’t take away my love for what I’m doing.
It’s so frustrating when you know that you’re one of the best in the world, and you’re sitting at home. I love going out there and making magic and telling a story, but I don’t love pretending that I’m okay sitting at home when I’m not. I’m just being real and being honest about it. It’s not me trying to be this awful person. I’m the one who has to look at myself in the mirror and if I’m not happy with what I’m doing or not doing, then I’m the one who has to face that. So that’s kind of where I’m at. I know people question that like ‘Oh are you turning heel?’ And I’m like ‘No, not really. I’m just being honest.
She also had something to say about current titleholder Velvet Sky, who beat her in a title match last month on Impact Wrestling:
I was glad that Velvet was back; I thought it was awesome. But what was the point in bringing me back [in December] if you were just going to bring her back a week later and then I was going to sit at home? It didn’t make any sense to me unless it would have worked into some kind of storyline or something like that. It still could, you never know.
Velvet started in TNA and that’s where she built her fan base. She’s got hardcore TNA fans, whereas I have hardcore Mickie James fans. I don’t mean to take anything away from her because she does have hardcore Velvet Sky fans, but I brought 80-90 percent of my fan base with me. I do have a larger audience, but she has a larger TNA loyal fan base.
Frustrated? Possibly – but I’d say the real indicator lies in her quip about people asking if she is turning heel. TNA would hardly like her going out and saying this sort of stuff without them giving it the green light, so you can assume that a lot of the edgier remarks are part of her using her real-life grievances to justify and edge along a heel turn which has been executed pretty poorly on TV, taking into account its stop-start nature and lack of time to let it breathe.
A James heel turn would make sense, as she hasn’t been on that side of the fence in about 6 years. Things can get a little stale, but she’s right in that she has a big fan base – one which she is currently encouraging to buy her new album. Should she turn, it may affect sales of her alternative venture, and as is the case with a number of former WWE stars in TNA, it’s sometimes difficult to make the turn stick as fans instinctively cheer the former WWE name. To make it successful, the turn would have to be gradual so everyone can see it coming, wait for it to happen and will provoke the right reaction when the trigger is pulled.
Well, it’s either that, or James is doing her best to commit professional suicide – but TNA would have done something about it by now, as these comments were made last Thursday, and there has been no indication of admonishments or punishments since then. Take that for what you will.
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Last week’s Figure Four Weekly says the cameras were on hand for the filming of E! show Total Divas when the Bella Twins were told that their mixed tag team match at WrestleMania was being cut due to time constraints. That’s led some to speculate that the match was always going to be cut just to produce content for the show. If that’s true, that’s a low move by WWE to advertise a match for its biggest event of the year, only to cut it to provide footage for another show… Speaking of Total Divas, the original plan was it for to be all about new recruits, but not enough made the cut. The programme will also cover their love lives, which means we’ll see the Bellas with Daniel Bryan and John Cena, as well as Natalya with Tyson Kidd, though that may cause a clash with what’s going on WWE TV, as Natalya is with the Great Khali on screen… I’m not saying that WWE was paying attention to last week’s Roundup when I said that it was sucking at sorting out merchandise for the Divas, but on Friday it was revealed that it had struck up a deal with Mattel for Cameron, Naomi, Tamina Snuka, and weirdly, Trish Stratus… Emma and Paige worked a house show on May 3. They teamed with Kaitlyn and Tamina Snuka respectively. The following night, the teams switched so Paige was the face with Kaitlyn and Emma was the heel with Tamina… The NXT tapings on May 23 will see the start of a tournament to crown an NXT Women’s Champion… The Kaitlyn admirer/stalker storyline continued on Raw last night with her getting a text message from whoever, and she’s happy that the person likes The Simpsons. In the ring, Kaitlyn and the Funkadactyls beat AJ Lee and the Bella Twins when the Bellas refused to tag out AJ, leaving her prone for the Kaitlyn spear.
Tara and Gail Kim attacked Mickie James and Taryn Terrell after losing to them on last week’s Impact Wrestling. Kim used the ringpost figure four on Terrell as part of the assault… Mickie also granted an interview with the Busted Open radio show saying that she was grateful for being mentioned in Trish Stratus’ Hall Of Fame Speech last month.
Alexa Thatcher has pulled out of this weekend’s Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling show. She was meant to be her big return after a long absence. She has been replaced in the title match against Missy Sampson by Mickie Knuckles. Speaking of which, SPARKLE ring announcer Chasity Taylor is now working for the promotion… D’Arcy Dixon will challenge Amazing Kong for the RESISTANCE Pro Women’s Championship at the promotion’s next event on May 24… Daffney has resigned as the ring announcer at SHINE, and is likely to become a manager… Good news for Kalamity – the original prognosis for her injury was a broken foot, but a second look at it has established that it is just cracked, meaning that she won’t need a cast… LuFisto told us on the latest Women Of Wrestling Podcast that she is hoping to return to the ring by July. She is also working with Rain and Nikki Roxx’s new venture BonnRoxx Fitness to keep in shape while she recovers… In Ohio Valley Wrestling, Heidi Lovelace seems to have feelings for Taeler Hendrix. She’s been sending Hendrix gifts which the redhead thought were from Ryan Howe, and isn’t sure how to react to them being sent from Heidi… The remaining qualifying matches have been announced for SHINE 10. They are Mercedes Martinez v Mia Yim, Leva Bates v Taylor Made, Nikki Roxx v Allysin Kay and Santana Garrett v Kimberly… Jessicka Havok and Portia Perez have been going at each other on Twitter over Perez’s demands for being in the SHINE Title tournament. Havok claims Perez is being spoilt, while Portia reckons Jessicka has a ridiculous look… Havok will also wrestle Sami Callihan at this weekend’s WSU Queen and King of the Ring after Callihan accepted her challenge… The opening round brackets have been announced for 2CW’s Girls Grand Prix 2 tournament on June 1. You can see them in the Upcoming section… Saturyne got two wins at CHIKARA over the weekend over Missile Assault Ant and Tim Donst… Former TNA buddies/lovers/whatever Katarina Leigh & Angelina Love team up again on June 21 at Family Wrestling Entertainment’s Welcome To The Rumble show… Cherry Bomb beat MsChif at the Ring Of Honor tapings in Toronto at the weekend. She replaced LuFisto, who had to cancel the booking due to her knee injury… Molly Holly confirmed with IYH Radio that the idea for Victoria (now Tara) her to shave her head at WrestleMania was her own. She did it to make sure there was a tantalising reason for WWE to book a Women’s Championship match on the show, as there wasn’t meant to be one originally. This rumour’s been floating around for years now… Mia Svensson impressed at a Harley Race seminar over the weekend. She was given a personal invitation to train at his camp in Missouri later this year.
Cherry won the Union Fly To Everywhere championship at Golden Union on Friday, beating champion Kaori Yoneyama & Nako Fukumen B in a 3-way elimination match… Nikki Storm retained the Pro Wrestling: EVE Championship by beating Hanako Nakamori at JWP on Sunday… Act Yasukawa blogged that she is taking three months off from Stardom… Tsukushi retained her ICEx60 Championship by beating Tag Team Championship partner Aoi Kizuki on Saturday. Also on the show, Su Yung debuted, defeating Miyako Matsumoto, and Tsukasa Fujimoto & Hikaru Shida became the number 1 contenders for the tag straps by beating Hailey Hatred and Hamuko Hoshi.
The entrants for Pro Wrestling: EVE’s Queen of the Ring tournament on May 25 have been finalised. They are: Alpha Female, Blue Nikita, Shanna, Kay Lee Ray, Emi Sakura, Leah Von Dutch, and Leah & Kasey Owens. The twins square off in the first round, with the other three contests being Kay Lee Ray v Alpha Female, Shanna v Leah Von Dutch (after the pair were partners at Special Edition III), and Blue Nikita v Emi Sakura… Alpha Female has returned to Europe after her extended tour of Japan for Stardom. She marked her comeback to the continent by beating Layla Rose to win the vacant Deutsche Wrestling Alliance Women’s Championship… Destiny travels to Norway this weekend – she’s facing Miss Mina… The card for Bellatrix 6 is being announced, with the first match being made public being Rhia O’Reilly defending the British Championship against Erin Angel, who defeated Penelope at Bellatrix 5.
Lady Apache spoke to Kaiser Sports Mexico about leaving CMLL to join TxT. She says CMLL didn’t give women enough of a platform to showcase themselves, so is going somewhere which will… Rudeza Infernal announced her retirement after losing her mask in a match against Angelica on Lucha Libre Feminil’s May 3 show.
Australia & New Zealand
The next Pro Wrestling Women’s Alliance show is taking place in Casula on August 3. No matches have been announced, but Interim Champion Evie, Madison Eagles, Jessie McKay, Shazza McKenzie and Kellie Skater are all featured on the promotional graphic.
May 1: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Paige b Summer Rae
May 1: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Hikaru Shida & Aoi Kizuki b Hamuko Hoshi & Kurumi; Hiroshi Fukuda b Tetsuya Endo; Cherry b Raideen Hagane; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Misaki Ohata b Hailey Hatred & Miyako Matsumoto
May 2: TNA Impact Wrestling (Indiana, PA) – Taryn Terrell & Mickie James b Gail Kim & Tara
May 3: Union (Tokyo, Japan) – Cherry b Nako Fukumen B & Kaori Yoneyama in a 3-way to win the Fly To Everywhere Championship
May 3: Diana (Itabashi, Japan) – Jenny Rose b Raideen Hagane; Megumi Yabushita b Rabbit Miu; Manami Toyota & Mima Shimoda b Yuiga & Hamuko Hoshi; Ayumi Kurihara b Sareee; Jaguar Yokota, Kyoko Inoue & Kaoru Ito b Yumiko Hotta, Keiko Aono & Mask de Sun
May 3: JWP (Itabashi, Japan) – Command Bolshoi b Raideen Hagane; KAZUKI b Sachie Abe; Hanako Nakamori & Morii b Kayoko Haruyama & Jenny Rose; Leon b Ayumi Kurihara; Arisa Nakajima, Kana & Nikki Storm b Tsubasa Kuragaki, Manami Katsu & Rabbit Miu
May 3: New England Championship Wrestling (Randolph, MA) – Mistress Belmont v Kasey Ray
May 3: WWE (Youngstown, OH) – Kaitlyn & Emma b Tamina Snuka & Paige
May 3: Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (Hanna, Alberta, Canada) – Raven Lake b Kat Von Heez
May 3: Northeast Wrestling (Waterbury, CT) – Maria Kanellis b Mickie James
May 3: TNA (Biloxi, MS) – Velvet Sky b Gail Kim
May 3: CHIKARA (Gibsonville, NC) – Saturyne b Missile Assault Ant
May 3: Lucha Libre Feminil (Monterrey, Mexico) – Reyna de Corazones b La Heroina; Dark Fantasy b Katary; Lady Jaguar & La Justiciera b La Chacala & Lady Flamer; Angelica b Rudeza Infernal
May 4: JWP (Itabashi, Japan) – KAZUKI b Raideen Hagane; Douton Bolshoi & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru v Kayoko Haruyama & Manami Katsu went to a no contest; Megumi Yabushita b Raideen Hagane; Leon won a battle royal; KAZUKI b Rabbit Miu; Rabbit Miu b KAZUKI; Sachie Abe & Jaguar Yokota b Megumi Yabushita & Yumi Ohka
May 4: Ice Ribbon “Yokohama Ribbon” (Yokohama, Japan) – Kurumi b 235; Cherry & Meari Naito b Makoto Oishi & Neko Nitta; Su Yung b Miyako Matsumoto; Mio Shirai b Rutsuko Yamagichi; Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto b Hamuko Hoshi & Hailey Hatred; Tsukushi b Aoi Kizuki
May 4: Riot City Wrestling (Wayville, Australia) – Eliza Sway b Kellyanne English
May 4: New Age Wrestling (Sunbury, Australia) – Siren Monroe b Shadow Shinobi
May 4: CHIKARA (Porterdale, GA) – Saturyne b Tim Donst
May 4: Pro Wrestling Freedom (Corbin, KY) – Jordan Kage & Mickie Knuckles b Cash Flo & Johnny Vicious via DQ
May 4: SlamFest 2013 (Cookeville, TN) – Melissa Coates b Tasha Simone
May 4: Monster Pro Wrestling (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – Samantha Slides won a battle royal
May 4: Chaotic Wrestling (Littleton, NH) – Barbie b Psycho
May 4: New European Championship Wrestling (Hessdorf, Germany) – Jessy Jade b Kick Ass Jane
May 4: Deutsche Wrestling Alliance (Visselhövede, Germany) – Alpha Female b Layla Rose to win the DWA Women’s Championship
May 4: Hoosier Pro Wrestling (Columbus, IN) – Kacee Carlisle b Camron Star
May 4: Pro Wrestling Alliance (Parramatta, Australia) – Jessie McKay v Shazza McKenzie went to a no contest
May 4: WWE (Reading, PA) – Natalya b Alicia Fox
May 4: WWE (Wheeling, WV) – Kaitlyn & Paige b Tamina Snuka & Emma
May 4: TNA (Baton Rouge, LA) – Velvet Sky b Gail Kim
May 4: ICW: Fierce Females Luke, Who’s Yer Da? (Glasgow, Scotland) – Viper b Amazon Ayesha Ray; Kay Lee Ray b Rhia O’Reilly; Carmel Jacob b Leah Von Dutch; Crazy Mary Dobson b Bete Noire; Erin Angel b Blue Nikita; Sakura Lily, Kasey & Leah Owens b Sara-Marie Taylor, Lisa Fury & Kirsty Loveign; Kay Lee Ray b Viper to win the Fierce Females Scottish Championship
May 5: JWP (Itabashi, Japan) – Bolshoi Kid b Leon, Sachie Abe & KAZUKI in a 4-way; Hailey Hatred b Morii; Kayoko Haruyama & Tsubasa Kuragaki b Rabbit Miu & Tsukushi; Raideen Hagane & Kana b Arisa Nakajima & Nana Kawasa; Nikki Storm b Hanako Nakamori; Manami Katsu b Sareee
May 5: Ring Of Honor (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Cherry Bomb b MsChif
May 5: WWE (Charleston, SC) – Kaitlyn & Paige b Tamina Snuka & Emma
May 5: WWE (Upper Marlboro, MD) – Natalya b Alicia Fox
May 5: CMLL (Puebla, Mexico) – Amapola, Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit b Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong & Luna Mágica
May 5: Insane Championship Wrestling (Glasgow, Scotland) – Jack Jester b Crazy Mary Dobson & Jimmy Havoc in a 3-way
May 6: Stardom (Odate, Japan) – Natsumi Showzuki b Kairi Hojo & Sumire Yoshino in a 3-way; Kyoko Kimura & Hailey Hatred b Miho Wakizawa & Yui Yokoo; Natsuki*Taiyo & Yoshiko b Hiroyo Matsumoto & Mayu Iwatani; Minoru Tanaka & Syuri b Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto; Io Shirai, Dark Angel & Takumi Iroha b Nanae Takahashi, Kaori Yoneyama & Eri Susa
May 6: WWE Raw (Roanaoke, VA) – Kaitlyn, Naomi & Cameron b AJ Lee, Nikki & Brie Bella
May 10: Pro Wrestling Revolution (Sacramento, CA) – Ivelisse Velez v Cheerleader Melissa
May 10: World Wide Wrestling League (Grangemouth, Scotland) – Leah Von Dutch v Viper
May 11: Maniacs United (Kelston, New Zealand) – Angel v JPE
May 11: Norwegian Wrestling Federation (Oslo, Norway) – Destiny v Miss Mina
May 11: World Wide Wrestling League (Edinburgh, Scotland) – Mikey Whiplash & Leah Von Dutch v Robbie Brookside & Sara Marie Taylor
May 11: Women Superstars Uncensored Queen and King of the Ring (Voorhees, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v TBA; Athena & AR Fox v Ezavel Suena & Latin Dragon; Nevaeh & Jake Crist v Cherry Bomb & Pepper Parks; Christina Von Eerie & MASADA v Addy Starr & Matt Tremont; Kimber Lee & Drew Gulak v Mickie Knuckles & Devon Moore
May 11: Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling (Metuchen, NJ) – Missy Sampson v Mickie Knuckles; Amy Lee v Amazing Kong; Santana Garrett v La Rosa Negra; Shelly Martinez v Serena Deeb; Sumie Sakai v Amber O’Neal; Amber Rodriguez v Alicia v Annie Social; Angel Orsini v Silvie Silver
May 11: Explosive Pro Wrestling (Perth, Australia) – Michelle K Hasluck v Gorgeous Garry
May 11: Ring Wars Carolina (Fayetteville, NC) – Mia Svensson v D’Arcy Dixon
May 12: World Wide Wrestling League (Leven, Scotland) – Leah Von Dutch v Carmel Jacob
May 17: Maximum Pro Wrestling (Sunderland, England) – Pollyanna v Sakura Lily
May 17: AAW (Berwyn, IL) – Heidi Lovelace v Miss Natural
May 19: Smash Wrestling (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Seleziya Sparx v Vanessa Kraven
May 19: New Breed Wrestling Association (Banbury, England) – Jezabeth v Bacardi v Leah Von Dutch v Alpha Female
May 19: Anarchy Championship Wrestling: Jessica James v Evan Gelistico; Barbi Hayden, v Angel Blue
May 24: SHINE 10 (Ybor City, FL) – Mercedes Martinez v Mia Yim; Leva Bates v Taylor Made; Nikki Roxx v Allysin Kay; Santana Garrett v Kimberly
May 24: RESISTANCE Pro (Merrionette Park, IL) – Amazing Kong v D’Arcy Dixon
May 25: Pro Wrestling: EVE Queen of the Ring (Nottingham, England) – Leah Owens v Kasey Owens; Kay Lee Ray v Alpha Female; Shanna v Leah Von Dutch; Blue Nikita v Emi Sakura
May 25: OMEGA (Wendell, NC) – Kacee Carlisle v Reby Sky
May 25: New Focus Wrestling (Evansville, IN) – Crazy Mary Dobson v MsChif
May 31: Girl Fight Wrestling (Charlestown, IN) – Candi Devine v Miss Dark Shadow; Miss Natural v Thunderkitty; Jessicka Havok v Leva Bates; Lil Naughty v Nevaeh; Crazy Mary Dobson v Jazz
June 1: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Katarina Leigh v Jessie Belle
June 1: UK Main Event Wrestling (Maidstone, England) – Pollyanna v Sakura Lily v Amazon Ayesha Ray; Rhia O’Reilly v Bacardi
June 1: Preston City Wrestling (Preston, England) – April Davids v CJ Banks
June 1: East Coast Wrestling Association (Newark, DE) – Jessie Kaye v Veda Scott
June 1: Squared Circle Wrestling – Girls Grand Prix 2 (Binghamton, NY) – Cherry Bomb v Courtney Rush; Nikki Roxx v Addy Starr; Serena Deeb v Nevaeh; Allysin Kay v Leah Von Dutch
June 2: Vicious Outcast Wrestling (Grindstone, PA) – Sera Feeny v Nevaeh
June 21: Family Wrestling Entertainment (New York, NY) – Maria Kanellis & Ivelisse Velez v Angelina Love & Katarina Leigh
June 23: Bellatrix 6 (Norwich, England) – Rhia O’Reilly v Erin Angel
June 23: Anarchy Championship Wrestling American Joshi Queen of Queens (Austin, TX)
July 6: nCw Femmes Fatales XII (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
July 13: Extreme American Wrestling (Corby, England) – Shanna v Alpha Female
October 6: Bellatrix 7 (Norwich, England)
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