Ringbelles Roundup (21 May 2013) – Heidi Lovelace & Taeler Hendrix, Wrestlicious return and more
This week’s top piece is about a storyline which is ongoing, so I may be jumping the gun with my feelings on the matter, but I feel that more eyes should be directed towards what is happening, as it has the potential to do something really positive.
On Ohio Valley Wrestling TV between January and the end of April, Taeler Hendrix had been receiving gifts from a secret admirer. Considering the flirting which had taken place between the pair previously, the former Women’s Champion believed that the presents were coming from Ryan Howe, who had captured her attention since her OVW debut, much to the disappointment, anger and frustration of her put-upon boyfriend Dylan Bostic – who was not as cool, edgy or exiting as the long-haired newcomer sporting an electric guitar.
Things escalated to the point that on March 23, Hendrix and Bostic took on Howe and fellow former Women’s Champion Heidi Lovelace which ended in a no-contest when the men’s fighting got out of control. The following week, Hendrix came to ringside during Howe’s TV Title match against Rockstar Spud, which prompted both Bostic and Lovelace to come out, causing Ryan to be counted out of the ring. On the April 27 episode, Howe insisted that it was not he who was sending Taeler the gifts, leading a confused (and somewhat hurt) Hendrix to wonder who was showering her with these presents.
As it turns out, it was Heidi Lovelace, who came out to reveal the truth before leaving the ring.
The following week, Lovelace asked for Hendrix’s feelings on the matter but was left without an answer. On the next episode, Heidi said that Howe and Bostic don’t care about the redhead in the way that she does, but Dylan crashed the moment by saying that he would be willing to introduce the Punk Rock Rag Doll into the relationship – a suggestion which was met by Hendrix lamping her beau, and Howe making the save when Bostic threatened to hit his girlfriend, effectively putting an end to their union.
Last week, Heidi walked into a busy women’s locker room, which fell to a hush when she entered. Asking if anyone had seen Taeler, Nikki St John said Lovelace had a lot of nerve to go into the locker room, doesn’t belong there and that Heidi made her “sick”. Conversely, Epiphany and current Women’s Champion Trina Thompson offered words of support, buoying Lovelace before continuing with her search, which didn’t come to fruition.
Now, I accept that this is partway through a storyline where we don’t know what Taeler’s reaction will be or how it will all conclude – and this is a pro wrestling show, so part of me fears the worst – but at the moment, I must give Ohio Valley Wrestling two thumbs up for what is going on. Consider this – it’s a story of potentially unrequited love featuring a same-sex relationship which isn’t being played for creepiness or obsession, but sees Lovelace portraying it as if it is an intense crush. Both Heidi and Taeler have played it well, and there is some genuine intrigue from me.
This isn’t the first time that same-sex relationship storylines have been employed in wrestling. In 2005-6, Trish Stratus and Mickie James participated in a mammoth storyline of friendship, obsession, affection, unrequited love and eventually hostilities which is still the last great Diva storyline in WWE. It may have escalated to a dramatic level and because of the intensity of the affection directed towards Stratus by James it was treated by horny male fans as a bit of potential girl-on-girl action, but it was a real meaty storyline for them to get into, and they both went for it.
Further back in 2002, WWE received massive praise for how it was handling the storyline between Billy and Chuck, which was to culminate in a gay wedding after Chuck proposed to Billy. However, WWE blinked and the pair revealed that they weren’t really gay and they were just doing it for publicity. This caused a massive uproar by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, who had worked with WWE to make sure the storyline was handled sensitively and tastefully and also helped to secure it some hugely positive mainstream media coverage, with many praising WWE for being bold with the angle. In fact, GLAAD reported that WWE claimed to them the day after the taping on SmackDown that the wedding took place and all was well – not revealing that it was all called off and then crashed by Eric Bischoff and Three Minute Warning.
Before that, there was Goldust, but he was portrayed as if something was wrong with him and his perceived homosexuality, though it never led to any sort of relationship with anyone, and he revealed that he wasn’t gay too.
This storyline with Taeler and Heidi seems to be more tender than that, and also hints that Hendrix may actually be interested in pursuing this same-sex union, which would be a positive thing. Male-female relationships on wrestling shows don’t even raise an eyebrow, and if there is a kiss to seal the deal, it’s met with happiness or anger, depending if it is a face or a heel. But why hasn’t there been a serious relationship between two women on a wrestling TV show? Obviously, it would be treated as controversial, but should it be? After all, same-sex relationships are hardly the taboo that they used to be – but it should be pointed out that OVW is running with this angle in Kentucky, where same-sex marriage is still outlawed, so fans attending may not be as comfortable with this angle as in somewhere like New York or California, for instance.
Hopefully detractors like St John’s character will be made to eat their words by the relationship, and it was also encouraging to see more of the roster openly supporting Lovelace than criticising her.
However, there is also the flip side that Taeler rejects Heidi and it leads to the pair fighting, or something of that ilk where it was just a mechanic to get them to compete against each other – though this is a storyline taking place away from the Women’s Title picture, so it looks like it will be given some time to develop and grow, which is what it needs. OVW has spent the last four months treading softly with this and they shouldn’t rush it, but if it gets played correctly it could be a massive boost for both Hendrix and Lovelace as performers and the promotion itself for tackling a storyline such as this with great sensitivity, tact and maturity. I hope I don’t have to eat my words, but we’ll see. Keep watching OVW TV at its website, as we could be about to turn a corner.
After a three year hiatus, Wrestlicious is coming back.
A photo was released by Slammin ladies, with Santana Garrett, Brittney Savage, Luscious Latasha, Solo Darling, Ivelisse Velez, Mercedes Martinez (in her Maria Toro gear from season 1) and Lexie Fyfe were seen with owner Jay Vargas and creator Jimmy Hart. A photo released the following day showed Vargas and Hart with Becky Bayless, who is seemingly to return as Brooke Lynn.
The promotion’s Facebook page is saying that a special episode is being made for ABC, though it is unclear if it means the network, or an affiliate station – the latter of which is probably more likely. The fact that it is set to be for ABC make sense though, as ABC News covered the promotion back in 2009 during its first run.
Wrestlicious came about in late 2009, with former Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling host and producer Johnny Cafarella and Jimmy Hart teaming with Powerball Lottery winner Jay Vargas to bring to life an idea which had been floating around for at least six years before that. Hart had produced a pilot show for a promotion called Crush which had characters similar to GLOW but with a more modern twist, teamed with the hee-haw comedy skits which GLOW also had. It never got picked up, but Hart pitched the idea to Vargas who went with the idea.
Wrestlicious TakeDown was the result, with indie stars like Martinez, Serena Deeb, Amber O’Neal, Jennifer Blake, Lorelei Lee, Lacey Von Erich, Nicole Matthews, Portia Perez, Rain and Christie Ricci all participating under new characters. For example, Martinez became the aformentioned Maria Toro with a bullfighting gimmick. Deeb became Paige Webb, an internet geek. O’Neal became southern belle Charlotte, Matthews and Perez were repackaged and naughty schoolgirls Faith and Hope, Rain became jailbird Felony (a gimmick which was originally played by Cheerleader Melissa in the Crush pilot), and Ricci played the part of Glory, the all-American hero. Coupled with the regular wrestlers were a number of models who were given some basic training and an enthusiastic audience on a sound stage, and you had a promotion.
It had its flaws – the hee-haw segments were there and weren’t good at all, the commentator had corny lines, and some of the matches were beyond terrible. However, there were moments of good stuff when the wrestlers were paired off against each other, but for fans of pro wrestling, it was a frustrating experience a lot of the time.
This time around, it looks like there are a lot more wrestlers than models, and judging from the photo, a lot of them are maintaining their regular characters, which is a boost. Whether or not the comedy is still there and the commentator is still about remains to be seen, but it could be that we may be on the verge of a second season.
The question is: do wrestling fans need Wrestlicious? Back in 2009, there were a good number of promotions offering all-women cards like SHIMMER, Women Superstars Uncensored and NCW Femmes Fatales. Now, we also have the likes of SHINE, Pro Wrestling: EVE, Bellatrix, ICW: Fierce Females and PWWA – and that’s even before you look at all the groups in Japan. Fans of women’s wrestling have an abundance of shows to watch and weren’t that keen on Wrestlicious the first time around – it may trying to appeal to a market which isn’t there. However, should it generate some more work for the women – as well as make some decent money – and see them get some more exposure on network TV, it may be worth it for those involved.
Elsewhere on the site this week, we’ve broken down the card for Bellatrix 6, as well as featuring a video between two of the debutants on that show – with Alpha Female and Shanna squaring off. We’ve also posted a Retro which has Kacee Carlisle’s debut match, as well as a recent encounter between she and La Rosa Negra from last December.
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The best of the rest
Kaitlyn retained the Divas Championship last Friday on SmackDown, defeating Aksana… Two women were released from their developmental contracts on Friday. Audrey Marie (Ashley Miller) and 6’1” Russian Anya (Anna Bogomazova) have both been let go. Neither has made any real waves since WWE launched NXT a a feeder system. Marie was featured on a few shows in a programme against Sasha Banks, while it was a case of the left hand not knowing what the right was doing when it came to Anya. On Friday, WWE’s Twitter suggested we follow her, then three hours later, she was let go. It’s doubly crappy for Anya as she has been out for a while with an arm injury which she is still recovering from… Layla tweeted pictures of a “second surgery” on her knee on Thursday… Layla alo outed Naomi and Jimmy Uso as being a couple… WWE has released its first Diva t-shirt in years. It’s for AJ Lee, and it says Love Bites on the front. It’s a pretty good design… Kaitlyn and AJ had a fight backstage at the Extreme Rules PPV after we were informed that the title match wouldn’t take place on the show. The following night on Raw, AJ defeated Layla while Kaitlyn ascertained that her admirer wasn’t Cody Rhodes, who had been sniffing around her a while ago.
TMZ reported Austin Aries was fined for his sexual harassment of Christy Hemme on Impact Wrestling two weeks ago. Reports say he also apologised to her, and she accepted it… ODB saved Velvet Sky from further attacks from Gail Kim after Sky defeated Kim on last Thursday’s Impact… ODB worked as a bartender at Tara’s Squared Circle restaurant in Chicago… LuFisto won bracket 11 of TNA’s Gut Check Challenge. Shanna won bracket 2… Showing that she is very interested in indie wrestling in the Chicago area, Tara was at the CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix show in the city on Saturday. She was also at SHIMMER in April.
Mickie Knuckles and Thunderkitty will face each other on RESISTANCE Pro’s show on Friday in a two out of three falls match. The promotion is teasing that this might be the match where Knuckles’ hardcore side re-emerges… Addy Starr has been pulled from Absolute Intense Wrestling’s JT Lightning Invitational Tournament this Friday and Saturday for undisclosed reasons. AIW also pointed out that they won’t be working with each other again. Instead of Starr, Ethan Page will face former aide Seleziya Sparx in the opening round…Women Superstars Uncensored is looking to expand out of the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas by the end of the year. It also claims that more than 400 people illegally pirated the Queen and King of the Ring show earlier this month, and had every single one of them ordered the iPPV, WSU could afford to run another show next month… SHIMMER: Women Athletes returns for its next 4 DVD taping block on the weekend of October 19 and 20. Tickets go on sale on June 16… Barbi Hayden defeated NWA World Women’s Champion Kacee Carlisle on Friday night at NWA Houston. Unfortunately for the former ACW American Joshi Champion, it was via DQ after Kevin Dougles shoved her from the top rope, so Carlisle retained the title. The following night at Branded Outlaw Wrestling, Carlisle defeated Hayden to retain the championship… Saturyne & Heidi Lovelace were beaten in the first round of the CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix on Saturday. They lost to Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin. A rematch took place the following day at Wrestling Is Heart, with the women getting the duke… Santana Garrett, Nikki Roxx, Rain, Solo Darling, Lexie Fyfe & Leva Bates all took part in the 5K Mudzilla Mud Run in Plant City, FL on Saturday… Joyce Grable delayed her bone marrow surgery which is for treating her leukaemia so she could attend her induction into the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, NY on Saturday night. She was inducted by Wendi Richter… Amy Lee took to Twitter to respond to comments about her match and language at Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling earlier this month. She says that she swore – despite children being in the audience – because that’s what the promoter wanted, and that she knew her match with Amazing Kong wouldn’t be great, as she says that two big wrestlers against each other is usually dull… Athena was named the Prom Queen at Anarchy Championship Wrestling’s show on Sunday, and also retained her Anarchy Televised Championship. Elsewhere on the card, Angel Blue used shady tactics to defeat Barbi Hayden in an Evening Gown Match, and Jessica James lost to Heavyweight Champion Evan Gelistico in a Tuxedo v Evening Gown affair. The first four names have also been announced for June 23′s American Joshi Queen of Queens. Hayden, Blue, Su Yung and Leva Bates are all in… Marti Belle captured the New York Wrestling Connection Starlets Championship on Saturday night, defeating Rick Cataldo.
Ayumi Kurihara will wrestle Hiroyo Matsumoto for OZ Academy on June 9 in Tokyo. They have only wrestled once before – it was back in 2006, and Kurihara won when she hyperextended Matsumoto’s arm with a cross armbreaker… 19 O’Clock Girls Pro Wrestling, the weekly internet broadcast featuring the stars of Ice Ribbon, is set to return. Its next broadcast will be on June 22. The programme was originally a vehicle to push Sayaka Obihiro, though she got injured soon after the run started. The show came to an end when Obihiro jumped to Gatoh Move… Dark Angel made her first successful defence of the Wonder Of Stardom Championship on Sunday, beating Miho Wakizawa… Sayaka Obihiro won Emi Sakura’s DDT Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere contract by beating her in a tag match at Gatoh Move on Friday.
Interesting fact pointed out by Pro Wrestling: EVE last week – this Saturday’s Queen of the Ring show in Nottingham, England, features wrestlers from Scotland, Portugal, German, Northern Ireland, Japan, Greece and Canada, but nobody from England itself… Do not mess with Kay Lee Ray. The ICW: Fierce Females Scottish Champion was almost mugged on Thursday, but fought off the would-be robber by kicking him in the twig and giggleberries. On the subject of KLR, she’s been put into Southside Wrestling Entertainment’s Speed King tournament on Saturday after the EVE show after Zema Ion had to bow out due to his appendicitis issue… Shanna successfully defended the Swiss Championship Wrestling Women’s Championship on Saturday beating Layla Rose… Alpha Female told us in the latest Fight Like A Girl that she will return to Japan to wrestle for Stardom later this year… On the subject of Alpha, she turned heel at New Breed Wrestling Association on Sunday after beating Jezabeth, Leah Von Dutch & Bacardi in a 4-way… A British female wrestler, described as the Emmeline Pankhurst of wrestling, was buried last Tuesday. Sue Brittain died on April 26 at the age of 76. She fought with local councils to allow women to wrestle, claiming equal opportunities legislation. She got the then-Greater London Council to fold in 1979, and subsequently wrestled the first women’s match in the English capital since the 1930′s.
Marcela will defend the CMLL World Women’s Championship on REINA x World’s June 30 show against Ray – if she is still the champion by then. Similarly, should Leon still be CMLL/REINA x World International Champion at the time, she will defend against Estrellita.
Australia & New Zealand
Amazing Kong will be part of a tournament for the Samu Cup when she travels to Australia to wrestle for New Horizons Pro Wrestling at the end of this month. In the first round, she teams with Indygurlz Australia Champion Eliza Sway against Krackerjak and Andy Roy.
May 14: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Luna Mágica, Marcela & Silueta b Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sugheit & Tiffany
May 15: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Summer Rae b Natalya
May 15: WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Ryo Mizunami & Ayako Hamada b Misaki Ohata & Kana; Hikaru Shida b Cherry; Mio Shirai b Syuri; Arisa Nakajima b Shuu Shibutani; Ayumi Kurihara b Moeka Haruhi; GAMI & Tomoka Nakagawa b Yumi Ohka & Yuu Yamagata
May 16: TNA Impact Wrestling (Tupelo, MS) – Velvet Sky b Gail Kim
May 16: Big West Wrestling (Kelowna, BC, Canada) – Cremator Von Slasher & Riea Von Slasher b Collin Cutler & Kato
May 17: Gatoh Move (Ichigaya, Japan) – Kaori Yoneyama b 「Kotori」; Hiroyo Matsumoto v Taro Yamada went to a time limit draw; Sayaka Obihiro & Tetsuya Endo b Masa Takanashi & Emi Sakura
May 17: WWE SmackDown (Wichita, KS) – Kaitlyn b Aksana
May 17: WWE (Bowling Green, KY) – Kaitlyn b Tamina Snuka
May 17: Chaotic Wrestling (Lowell, MA) – Greek Barbie b Davienne
May 17: Big West Wrestling (Kelowna, BC, Canada) – Cremator Von Slasher & Riea Von Slasher b Andy The Dreadful Bird & Mascara Diablo
May 17: Great Canadian Wrestling (Oshawa, ON, Canada) – Kaitlin Diemond & Koko B Ware b Maurice & The D-Man
May 17: Grimsby Wrestling Academy (Grimsby, England) – Ellie Rollins, Leah Heart & Violet O’Hara b Nire, Rocky Star & Stacie Baybie
May 17: AAA (Puebla, Mexico) – La Hechicera & Mary Apache b Faby Apache & La Jarochita
May 17: NWA Houston (Cypress, TX) – Barbi Hayden b Kacee Carlisle via DQ
May 17: AAW (Berwyn, IL) – Miss Natural b Heidi Lovelace
May 17: Wrestling Is Intense (Robinson, IL) – Angelus Layne b Darkness Crabtree
May 18: CHIKARA (Chicago, IL) – Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin b Heidi Lovelace & Saturyne
May 18: WWE (Evansville, IN) – Kaitlyn b Tamina Snuka
May 18: Branded Outlaw Wrestling (San Antonio, TX) – Kacee Carlisle b Barbi Hayden
May 18: Swiss Championship Wrestling (Bern Switzerland) – Shanna b Layla Rose
May 18: Big West Wrestling (Kelowna, BC, Canada) – Cremator Von Slasher & Riea Von Slasher b Kato & The Great Kasaki via DQ; Riea Von Slasher b Thompson Valley Tiger; Riea Von Slasher b Mascara Diablo
May 18: Victory Pro Wrestling (Deer Park, NY) – Jillian Hall b Jessie Brooks
May 18: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Cherry b 235; Aoi Kizuki & Kurumi b Miyako Matsumoto & Mio Shirai; Hamuko Hoshi b Hikaru Shida; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Su Yung b Tsukushi & Hailey Hatred
May 18: Wrestling New Classic (Hachioji, Japan) – Akira Shinose, Command Bolshoi & YO-HEY b Jiro Kuroshio, Makoto & Takuya Kito; El Hijo del Pantera, Lin Byron & TAJIRI b AKIRA, Gran Hamada & Syuri
May 18: Vendetta Pro Wrestling (King City, CA) – Reby Sky b Tab Jackson
May 18: New York Wrestling Connection (Deer Park, NY) – Marti Belle b Rick Cataldo to win the NYWC Starlets Championship
May 19: Stardom (Nagoya, Japan) – Kyoko Kimura & Hailey Hatred b Yuhi & Mayu Iwatani; Nanae Takahashi b Sumire Yoshino; Kaori Yoneyama & Hiroyo Matsumoto b Natsuki*Taiyo & Yoshiko; Io Shirai & Takumi Iroha b Kairi Hojo & Natsumi Showzuki; Dark Angel b Miho Wakizawa
May 19: New Breed Wrestling Association (Banbury, England) – Alpha Female b Jezabeth, Bacardi & Leah Von Dutch
May 19: Wrestling Is Heart (Villa Park, IL) – Heidi Lovelace & Saturyne b Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin
May 19: Vanguard Wrestling All-Star Alliance (Villa Park, IL) – Mia Martinez b Shakira Tatsu
May 19: Big West Wrestling (Kelowna, BC, Canada) – Riea Von Slasher b Kato; Andy The Dreadful Bird b Riea Von Slasher
May 19: Sendai Girls (Osaka, Japan) – Kagetsu & Sendai Sachiko b Sawako Shimono & Syuri; Miyako Morino b Sakura Hirota & Eiger in a 3-way; Mio Shirai b DASH Chisako; Aja Kong & Hiroyo Matsumoto b Kagetsu & Sendai Sachiko; Meiko Satomura b Ayumi Kurihara
May 19: Diana (Kawasaki, Japan) – Kaoru Ito b Sareee; Yumiko Hotta & Keiko Aono b Kyoko Inoue & Jenny Rose
May 19: Smash Wrestling (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Vanessa Kraven b Seleziya Sparx
May 19: Anarchy Championship Wrestling: Miss Maulie b Scotty Sontiago; Jeff Gant b Machiko; Athena b Jason Silver, Barrett Brown & Carson in a 4-way; Angel Blue b Barbi Hayden; Jack Jameson & Ricky Romida b Jordynne Grace & Machiko; Evan Gelistico b Jessica James
May 20: WWE Raw (Kansas City, MO) – AJ Lee b Layla
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; Rain v Angelina Love; Jessicka Havok v Portia Perez; Amber O’Neal v Jessie Belle
May 24: RESISTANCE Pro (Merrionette Park, IL) – Amazing Kong v D’Arcy Dixon; Thunderkitty v Mickie Knuckles
May 24: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Kimber Lee v Bobby Beverly; Veda Scott v Marion Fontaine; Ethan Page v Seleziya Sparx
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; Nikki Storm v Rhia O’Reilly
May 25: Southside Wrestling Entertainment (Nottingham, England) – Kay Lee Ray v El Ligero
May 25: Herts and Essex Wrestling (Takeley, England) – Skarlett v Saraya Knight
May 25: OMEGA (Wendell, NC) – Kacee Carlisle v Reby Sky
May 25: New Focus Wrestling (Evansville, IN) – Crazy Mary Dobson v MsChif
May 26: Alternative Wrestling World (Wolverhampton, England) – Shanna v Leah Von Dutch
May 26: World Association of Wrestling (North Walsham, England) – Liberty v Destiny
May 26: Rad Pro Wrestling (South Shields, England) – Kirsty Love v Jigsaw; Felis Atrox & Freya Frenzy v Vulture & Viper
May 31: New Horizons Pro Wrestling (Maddington, Australia) – Amazing Kong & Eliza Sway v Krackerjak & Andy Roy
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: CHIKARA (Philadelphia, PA) – Saturyne v Mark Angelosetti
June 2: Vicious Outcast Wrestling (Grindstone, PA) – Sera Feeny v Nevaeh
June 8: Pro Wrestling Syndicate (Monroe, NJ) – La Rosa Negra v Angelina Love
June 8: Southern Championship Wrestling (Sanford, FL) – Santana Garrett v Justine Silver
June 8: Smash Wrestling (Kincardine, ON, Canada) – Seleziya Sparx v Leah Von Dutch
June 9: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan) – Ayumi Kurihara v Hiroyo Matsumoto
June 21: Family Wrestling Entertainment (New York, NY) – Maria Kanellis & Ivelisse Velez v Angelina Love & Katarina Leigh
June 23: Bellatrix 6 (Norwich, England) – Liberty v Shanna; Penelope v Alpha Female; Rhia O’Reilly v Erin Angel; Nikki Storm v Miss Mina; X-cute Sweet v Skarlett; Kay Lee Ray v Queen Maya; Destiny v Aurora Flame; Bete Noire & Viper v Violet O’Hara & Chanel; Saraya Knight v Carmel Jacob
June 23: Anarchy Championship Wrestling American Joshi Queen of Queens (Austin, TX)
July 6: nCw Femmes Fatales XII (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Mercedes Martinez v Sweet Cherrie
July 13: Extreme American Wrestling (Corby, England) – Shanna v Alpha Female
July 20: Pro Wrestling Elite (Ayr, Scotland) – Mickie James v Nikki Storm
August 10: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v Athena
October 6: Bellatrix 7 (Norwich, England)
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