WWE really is baffling sometimes.
In order to build up to Paige’s Divas Championship defence against Alicia Fox this Sunday at Payback, Fox was booked to lose clean to Emma on last night’s Raw. After the match, Alicia threw another wobbler, attacking the victor, giving people wedgies, stripping them of their t-shirts and pouring soft drinks over herself and ringside fans.
Quite how Alicia Fox losing builds up anticipation for her match against Paige in five days is beyond me. By all rights, she should be winning to make her appear to be a threat, but instead she’s falling to Emma, whose star is pretty low at the moment. The issue is that her most marketable attribute comes after her losing, so it makes you wonder what will happen on Sunday. Should she win, she can’t lose it at ringside. That makes you think a Paige win is more likely, but her booking since winning the belt hasn’t showcased her that favourably. Sure – for the most part she is winning, but she still needs that strong story with possible promos so people can get to know her a bit more. At the moment she’s the champion who gets beaten up, hits a move and wins – which hardly puts her over as a dominant titleholder.
It’s a rough situation. Should Paige win at Payback, Fox gets to go off on one but doesn’t make her any conceivable threat, and having her win the belt would help with her credibility and help to build up more names in the division. However by doing that, you cut the legs off Paige and make it look like her reign was the fluke that her detractors claimed. Someone is losing big on Sunday, and we’ll have to wait and see who that will be.
Elsewhere, the interminable Total Divas crud continues with everyone looking like an unlikeable sod. Summer Rae returned to WWE last week and went after Layla, but was also put into a mini-programme with Eva Marie because of their friction on the E! Show, so Summer fast-counted Eva’s shoulders to the mat in a tag match where Fandango’s former dancer was refereeing the Eva/Nikki Bella v Funkadactyls contest. Bella is meant to be a babyface but was wrestling on the same side as the wholly unlikeable Eva, who was screwed by a crooked refereeing decision which Cameron and Naomi were happy to accept, so nobody comes out of this smelling of roses.
Fast-forward to Raw, where Summer and Eva face off in a singles match with Rae dominating her less-skilled opponent. She’s distracted by Layla and Fandango coming out and mouth-hugging on the stage, allowing Eva to get the pin with a schoolgirl – the same finish as the Fox/Emma match, so some agent had their eye off the ball. As a result, is Summer a babyface because she is being messed around by her former dance partner and his new squeeze, even though Summer and Fandango were never promoted as a romantic couple? Is Eva meant to be a babyface because she’s with Nikki and was being beaten up for pretty much all of that match, despite sucker punching Summer at the start of the contest? Considering Summer was screwing Eva and Nikki over by being a cheating ref on SmackDown, does that mean Cameron and Naomi are heels by proxy?
It’s all a complete farce.
Also, it’s not like I’m after a return of this angle, but what happened to Natalya throwing sulks from few weeks ago? Is that all finished because it wasn’t followed up on Total Divas? What the hell is going on? Who am I supposed to support? What happened to coherent storytelling?
Six pro wrestlers step out of the wrestling ring and into the mixed martial arts cage this Friday in Las Vegas, NV – although if you saw their names on the card, you would have no idea who they were.
For example, we have Riley “Nuclear” Norris taking on Susan “Tatia” Cordell, as well as Sheila “Crash” Cardinal against Beth “Mount Crush” Moore and Brenda “Juice” Jones facing Megan “Baby” Doll. While those names mean nothing to you, it may make more sense if you saw the photographs of the fighters – then you would know the matchups are really Taylor Made v Cat Power, Cheerleader Melissa v Allysin Kay and Sassy Stephie v Mia Yim. They’re taking part in a PPV for the Lingerie Fighting Championships, called LFC19.
New LFC President and former Lingerie Football League competitor Michelle Blanchard says “I wanted my first event to be really memorable… Some people have a problem with women fighting other women, and some people have a problem with women looking sexy. Put the two together and some people’s heads explode.”
We felt compelled to find out about this as when we saw the poster we were convinced that it was fake or the wrestlers’ photos had been taken for use to promote a show that they were never going to be attending. As it turns out, it was very true.
As well as new names, they have all been given win-loss records – but don’t be confused into thinking that the likes of the reigning SHIMMER Champion have been moonlighting in MMA, as it’s all been manufactured to make these new faces appear as if they have experience in fighting in cages. It goes so far as to declaring that Stephie is a former LFC Champion. This is retconning that Marvel and DC would be proud of.
In reality, none of them have MMA experience, and they won’t be fighting in lingerie either, but will be competing in their wrestling gear or an approximation of it. For example, Kay and Made’s gear with spiked bras and leather shorts with suspender straps look the part.
Some may complain that this is disrespectful to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, particularly its women’s division, and while I understand the argument I would tend to disagree. It’s not like the National Football League considers the Lingerie Football League (now Legends Football League) to be a slap in the face, and the LFC is lower down the radar. I’d be stunned if the UFC even knows if the LFC even exists. You could argue that having ring girls hold up cards telling fans which round it is may be more detrimental, but that’s another conversation for another time, and one which Ronda Rousey and Arianny Celeste have already gone into. Besides, from what we’ve been able to ascertain it is similar to a worked-shoot like Pancrase in Japan in the 1990s in that the action was real but the result was predetermined. In essence, it’s as much a sports-entertainment hybrid as pro wrestling. We are also of the understanding that the money for participating is pretty good, so that may have had an influence.
As well as all the other posts on the site this week – which you will see are highlighted in a different colour – we have also posted a Retro between Melina and Mickie James which features a terrifying ending, as well as the full Fierce Females Coming Of Age show from earlier this year.
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Natalya advanced to the final of the NXT Women’s Title tournament last week, beating Sasha Banks. She will face Charlotte at the live NXT Takeover show this Thursday to crown a new champion… Former TNA talent SoCal Val says it’s no secret that she wants to be part of WWE. When asked about NXT, she told the Miami Herald that “I feel like I’m getting a glimpse of the future of our sport,” Val said. “There were some names that stood out to me when I went. The first show was in a smaller venue in Tampa, but now it’s at Full Sail University on a grander scale with the television tapings. It’s very polished and professional.” She put over Charlotte, Summer Rae and Lana as well. She has been seen at some NXT shows in recent months… Veronica Lane is now doing a pageant gimmick in NXT. She has competed in a number of pageants in the past… Bayley and Becky Lynch are more of a tag team these days. They now have matching gear and are working on double-team moves, and are reported to be positioned in a tag feud with Sasha Banks and Charlotte… Layla spoke to Bang Showbiz about how she would love to host Strictly Come Dancing (the show which Dancing With The Stars is based on). She also said she would like to return to the UK for good this year, which has sparked retirement rumours… Stephanie McMahon has threatened to fire Brie Bella if Daniel Bryan does not surrender the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Payback. She says it will be for Brie shoving her a couple of a weeks ago.
Referee Brian Stiffler is supposed to be infatuated with Velvet Sky. He was distracted again on last week’s Impact Wrestling, allowing Angelina Love to beat Brittany. Gail Kim made the save to stop a Beautiful People post-match beatdown.
Su Yung, Athena, Jessica James, Candice LeRae, Jenny Rose and Angelus Layne have all been announced for the sixth annual Anarchy Championship Wrestling American Joshi Queen of Queens tournament on June 29… Jessie Belle interfered in the match between Lei’D Tapa and Mary Elizabeth Monroe on last week’s Ohio Valley Wrestling TV taping – it ended in a double count out… Angelus Layne chose to wrestle LuFisto at IWA Mid-South’s Queen of the Deathmatches show on June 28 in non-tournament action after beating Randi West, Heidi Lovelace and Thunderkitty in a 4-way on Thursday. Part of the action saw her take a scary bump to the outside when everyone separated as she went for a tope which ended up causing two broken wrists. A trip to the doctor today determined that she will not need surgery… Serena Deeb and Taylor Made survived for Valkyrie in the 5 v 5 elimination tag team main event at SHINE 19. Deeb pinned SHINE Champion Ivelisse Velez along the way, Su Yung’s character has morphed into an unhinged nihilist and Allysin Kay & Jessicka Havok’s feud continued as they both got counted out while fighting – incidentally, Havok released a video before the show saying she wouldn’t press charges for last month’s hit and run because she wanted to deal with Kay personally, just as I suggested it should go. Elsewhere on the card – which was a mess of face v face and heel v heel matches, La Rosa Negra and Niya Barela had a surprisingly good outing… Mickie Knuckles said she probably wouldn’t be at the second Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling show on July 19 after hearing that the promotion allegedly stiff wrestlers on pay on its debut show last Saturday – though she has since deleted the accusing tweets with word that the pay issues have been sorted out. The card was mostly a tournament, which was won by Sumie Sakai… Speaking of Knuckles, she’s revealed that she needs surgery on her ankle after suffering a spiral break… Heidi Lovelace and Seleziya Sparx both made it into the second round of the Absolute Intense Wrestling JT Lightning Invitational Tournament at the weekend. Veda Scott was beaten in the first round. Scott got some compensation though, as she will take on former Tag Team Championship partner and current hated enemy Gregory Iron on June 29… Barbi Hayden defeated Portia Perez in the main event of Sunday’s Inspire Pro Wrestling show, retaining her NWA World Women’s Championship in the process.
Cherry’s 10th anniversary show on Sunday sees her wrestle Aja Kong in the main event… Aki Shizuku & Ariya are the new Reina World Tag Team Champions after beating Kaho Kobayashi & Makoto on Sunday. Amapola retained the Reina-CMLL International Championship on the same show, beating Maki Narumiya by 2 falls to 1.
Fiona Fraser v Viper has been added to Fierce Females’ June 8 show… Erin Angel retained the WrestleForce Women’s Championship on Sunday by beating Dragonita… Kim Berley won the International Catch Wrestling Alliance Women’s Championship, defeating Morgane Leigh to capture the title.
Australia & New Zealand
Demi Bennett makes her first defence of the Riot City Wrestling Women’s Championship this weekend against former titleholder Savannah Summers… Mercedes Martinez beat Demi Bennett, Madison Eagles and Evie to win the New Horizons Pro Wrestling Global Conflict tournament at the weekend. A video package played after her win which made it seem like she wouldn’t be returning to Australia for some time, despite being in possession of the IndyGurlz Championship… Miami faces KC Cassidy in a Lumberjill Match on June 14’s Melbourne City Wrestling show… Scarlett will be a guest referee for one of the matches on this Saturday’s Maniacs United card. She broke her ankle six weeks ago during a match against JPE and Misty.
May 18: Sendai Girls (Osaka, Japan) – Tsubasa Kuragaki b Sakura Hirota; Hiroyo Matsumoto b Eiger; DASH Chisako v Kana went to a time-limit draw; Meiko Satomura b Hikaru Shida; Kagetsu & AKINO b Aja Kong & Rabbit Miu
May 20: WWE Main Event (London, England) – Naomi b Aksana
May 20: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Goya Kong, La Vaquerita & Silueta b La Comandante, La Seductora & Princesa Blanca
May 21: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Mio Shirai & Misaki Ohata b Mika Iida & Sumire Natsu; Kaho Kobayashi b Fairy Nipponbashi; Hiroyo Matsumoto b Sawako Shimono; Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru b Shu Shibutani, Cherry & Kana; Shu Shibutani, Cherry & Kana b Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru; Shu Shibutani, Cherry & Kana b Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru; Hikaru Shida b Moeka Haruhi; Yumi Ohka b Kyusei Sakura Hirota
May 21: WWE (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – Nikki & Brie Bella b Aksana & Alicia Fox
May 21: WWE (Orchies, France) – Paige b Natalya & Tamina Snuka in a 3-way
May 21: Combat Zone Wrestling (Blackwood, NJ) – Brittany Blake, Dave McCall & Nate Carter b Alexander James, Brooke Danielle & DJ Hyde
May 21: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Louisville, KY) – Lei’D Tapa v Mary Elizabeth Monroe went to a double count out
May 22: WWE (Dublin, Ireland) – Nikki & Brie Bella b Aksana & Alicia Fox
May 22: WWE (Liege, Belgium) – Paige b Natalya & Tamina Snuka in a 3-way
May 22: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Paige b Tamina Snuka; Natalya b Sasha Banks
May 22: TNA Impact Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Angelina Love b Brittany
May 22: IWA Mid-South (Clarksville, IN) – Angelus Layne b Randi West, Heidi Lovelace & Thunderkitty in a 4-way
May 23: Outback Championship Wrestling (Melbourne, Australia) – Josh Shooter b Vixsin
May 23: New Horizons Pro Wrestling “Global Conflict” (Perth, Australia) – Evie b Jay Taylor; Mercedes Martinez b Demi Bennett; Madison Eagles b Savannah Summers; Saraya Knight b Nikita Naridian
May 23: Snakepit Pro Wrestling (Adelaide, Australia) – Kira Somers b Sara Jay via DQ
May 23: WWE (Oberhausen, Germany) – Nikki & Brie Bella b Aksana & Alicia Fox
May 23: WWE (Strasbourg, France) – Paige b Natalya & Tamina Snuka in a 3-way
May 23: European Professional Wrestling (Bremen, Germany) – Melanie Gray & Yorghos b Karsten Beck & Svetlana Kalashnikova
May 23: Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (Reseda, CA) – Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan b Chuck Taylor & Trent
May 23: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Heidi Lovelace b Rickey Shane Page; Seleziya Sparx b BJ Whitmer via DQ; Ethan Page b Veda Scott
May 23: Brew City Wrestling (West Allis, WI) – Stacy Shadows b Selene Grey
May 23: SHINE 19 (Ybor City, FL) – Solo Darling b Luscious Latasha; Nevaeh b Justine Silver; Leah Von Dutch b Taeler Hendrix; La Rosa Negra b Niya Barela; Amazing Kong b Athena; Serena Deeb, April Hunter, Allysin Kay, Taylor Made & Su Yung b Ivelisse Velez, Mia Yim, Leva Bates, Jessicka Havok & Tracy Taylor in an elimination match – Deeb & Made survived
May 23: WWE SmackDown (London, England) – Cameron & Naomi b Eva Marie & Nikki Bella
May 23: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Dark Angel, Marcela & Princesa Sugheit b Dalys, Princesa Blanca & Zeuxis via DQ
May 24: Tokyo Women’s Wrestling (Tokyo, Japan) – Shoki Nakajima b Erin; Miyu Yamashita & KANNA b Yuka Sakazaki & Ririko Kendo; Chikage Kiba b Nonoko
May 24: SUN Glitter Project Run Of Flower (Yokohama, Japan) – Rabbit Miu b Koharu Hinata; Sakura Hirota b Hatsuhinode Kamen; Cherry b Alex Lee; Hikaru Shida & Kaho Kobayashi b Yako Fujigasaki & Yuiga; Aki Shizuku & Sawako Shimono b Arisa Nakajima & Miyako Matsumoto
May 24: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Nanae Takahashi & Ikuto Hidaka b Natsuki☆Taiyo & Emi Sakura; Yoshiko & Takumi Iroha b Passion Hotti & Miho Wakizawa; Kairi Hojo b Sayaka Obihiro; Nanae Takahashi & Momoe Nakanishi v Natsuki☆Taiyo & Miho Wakizawa went to a time limit draw; Io Shirai & Ray b Tsukasa Fujmoto & Koguma; Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki☆Taiyo b Meiko Satomura & Command Bolshoi
May 24: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Kurumi b 235; Meari Naito b Kyuri; Maki Narumiya & Sumire Natsu b Mio Shirai & Yuka; Risa Sera & Manami Katsu b Tsukasa Fujimoto & Shiori Akiba
May 24: New Horizons Pro Wrestling “Global Conflict” (Perth, Australia) – Mercedes Martinez b Madison Eagles; Evie b Saraya Knight via DQ; Nikita Naridian & Grimm win The Dating Game match also involving Demi Bennett & Gorgeous Gary and Savannah Summers & Jagger Stevens; Mercedes Martinez b Evie
May 24: International Catch Wrestling Alliance () – Kim Berley b Morgane Leigh to win the ICWA Women’s Championship
May 24: European Professional Wrestling (Bremen, Germany) – Svetlana Kalashnikova b Melanie Gray
May 24: WWE (Rotterdam, Netherlands) – Paige b Natalya & Tamina Snuka in a 3-way
May 24: WWE (Berlin, Germany) – Nikki & Brie Bella b Aksana & Alicia Fox
May 24: Romanian Wrestling Alliance (Bucharest, Romania) – Nikki Storm b Audrey Bride
May 24: Extreme World Wrestling (Hastings, England) – Skarlett & Erin Angel b Sammi Baynz & Destiny
May 24: Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling (Brooklyn, NY) – Hania b Cherry Bomb; La Rosa Negra b Amber Rodriguez; Jessie Brooks b Davienne; Sumie Sakai b Mistress Belmont; La Rosa Negra b Hania; Sumie Sakai b Jessie Brooks; Kacee Carlisle b Jessie Belle Smothers; Sumie Sakai b La Rosa Negra
May 24: IWA Midwest (Penn, IL) – Lylah Lodge b Crazy Mary Dobson
May 24: WWE NXT (Crystal River, FL) – Becky Lynch & Alexa Bliss b Charlotte & Sasha Banks
May 24: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Matt Cross b Seleziya Sparx; Michael Elgin b Heidi Lovelace; Marion Fontaine, UltraMantis Black, Colin Delaney & Veda Scott b Gregory Iron, Joey Vincent Martini, Benjamin Boone & Dick Justice
May 24: AAA (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico) – Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro & Taya Valkyrie b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada & Pimpinela Escarlata
May 25: JWP (Tokyo, Japan) – Arisa Nakajima v Command Bolshoi went to a time limit draw; Yua Hayashi b Yako Fujigasaki; Aiger b Sachie Abe; Leon b Manami Katsu; Kayoko Haruyama b KAZUKI; Arisa Nakajima, Rabbit Miu & Tsukushi b Hanayashiki Hanako, Raideen Hagane & Sareee
May 25: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Natsuki☆Taiyo & Azumi b IOTICA & Maaya; Kaori Yoneyama b Miho Wakizawa; Yoshiko v Hiroyo Matsumoto v Alpha Female went to a time limit draw; Mayu Iwatani & Kairi Hojo b Takumi Iroha & Koguma; Natsuki☆Taiyo & Io Shirai b Nanae Takahashi & Kyoko Kimura
May 25: Reina Joshi Puroresu (Tokyo, Japan) – Akiba Shiori & Risa Sera b Koharu Hinata & Ray; Dump Matsumoto b Haruka Kato; Kyoko Kimura b La Comandante; Syuri b Alex Lee; Aki Shizuku & Ariya b Kaho Kobayashi & Makoto to win the Reina World Tag Team Championship; Amapola b Maki Narumiya
May 25: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Nagoya, Japan) – Hikaru Shida b Sawako Shimono; Kyusei Sakura Hirota b Shu Shibutani; Sumire Natsu b Fairy Nipponbashi; Cherry, Kana & Rina Yamashita b Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru; Cherry, Kana & Rina Yamashita b Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru; Cherry, Kana & Rina Yamashita b Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru; Mio Shirai b Moeka Haruhi; Yumi Ohka & Mika Iida b Misaki Ohata & Tsukasa Fujimoto
May 25: Kamikaze Pro (Birmingham, England) – Damian Dunne & Princess Nadia b Chris Brookes & Nixon Newell
May 25: WrestleForce (Harlow, England) – Erin Angel b Dragonita
May 25: Inspire Pro Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Kat Green & Serena Mercury b Paige Turner, Miss Diss Lexia & KC Warfield; Jessica James b Delilah Doom; Athena b Veda Scott; Barbi Hayden b Portia Perez
May 26: WWE Raw (Knoxville, TN) – Eva Marie b Summer Rae; Emma b Alicia Fox
May 29: WWE NXT Takeover (Winter Park, FL) – Natalya v Charlotte
May 29: IWA Mid-South (Clarkesville, IN) – Heidi Lovelace v Jordynne Grace
May 31: Riot City Wrestling (North Adelaide, Australia) – Demi Bennett v Savannah Summers
May 31: Fight Club Finland (Helsinki, Finland) – Jessica Love v Heimo Ukonselkä; Miss Mina v Sara Elektra
May 31: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Cheerleader Melissa v Serena Deeb; Hudson Envy v Brittany Wonder; Christina Von Eerie v Kahmora; Nicole Savoy v Datura; Allie Parker & Kitana Vera v Raze & Sage Sinn; Candice LeRae v Amazona; Cole Pistol v Kikyo Nakamura
June 1: Union Cherry 10th Anniversary (Tokyo, Japan) – Shuu Shibutani v Kana; Takashi Sasaki & Meari Naito v Jun Kasai & Sachie Abe; Kyoko Kimura & Tomoka Nakagawa v Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto; Cherry v Aja Kong
June 1: Target Wrestling (Penrith, Scotland) – Nikki Storm v Viper
June 1: WWE Payback (Rosemont, IL) – Paige v Alicia Fox
June 7: Pride Wrestling (Glasgow, Scotland) – Nikki Storm v Viper
June 7: RAD:PRO Wrestling (south Shields, England) – Sammii The Dolly v Vulture; Freya Frenzy v Switch
June 7: Pro Wrestling Syndicate (Rahway, NJ) – Missy Sampson, La Rosa Negra & Annie Social v Jessie Kaye, Hania & Amber Rodriguez
June 7: Northeast Wrestling (Ansonia, CT) – Reby Sky v Alexxis Nevaeh
June 8: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland) – Kay Lee Ray v Sammii Jayne; Debbie Sharpe v Courtney; Nikki Storm v Bete Noire; Sara Marie Taylor & Carmel Jacob v Leah Owens & TBA; Fiona Fraser v Viper
June 8: SMASH Wrestling (Etobicoke, ON, Canada) – Cherry Bomb v Vanessa Kraven
June 13: Queens of Combat (Charlotte, NC)
June 13: All Pro Wrestling (Daly City, CA) – Cheerleader Melissa v Reby Sky
June 14: Pro Wrestling Alliance (Casula, Australia) – Evie v Shazza McKenzie
June 14: Melbourne City Wrestling (Tullamarine, Australia) – Miami v KC Cassidy
June 15: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Tsukasa Fujimoto v Risa Sera
June 15: Bellatrix 9 (Norwich, England) – Blue Nikita v Sammi Baynz
June 21: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Allysin Kay v Brooke Tessmacher
June 28: Warzone Wrestling (Wendouree, Australia) – Savannah Summers v Siren Monroe v Harley Wonderland
June 28: IWA Mid South Queen of the Deathmatches (New Albany, IN) – LuFisto v Angelus Layne
June 29: Anarchy Championship Wrestling American Joshi Queen of Queens (Austin, TX)
June 29: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Veda Scott v Gregory Iron
July 1: Pure Wrestling Association (Cambridge, ON, Canada) – Kc Spinelli v Beautiful Beaa
July 6: British Empire Wrestling (London, England) – Dragonita v Dean Michael; Toni Storm v Kasey Owens
July 12: German Hurricane Wrestling (Nauheim, Germany) – Svetlana Kalashnikova v Stella
July 12: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ) – LuFisto v Mickie Knuckles
July 19: Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling (Brooklyn, NY)
July 20: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)
August 9: Southside Wrestling (Nottingham, England) – Martin Kirby v Kay Lee Ray
August 16: NCW Femmes Fatales XV (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Mercedes Martinez v LuFisto v Cheerleader Melissa v Courtney Rush
October 18-19: SHIMMER: Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)
– Lee Burton
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