Since we first discussed the storyline involving Heidi Lovelace‘s crush on Taeler Hendrix in Ohio Valley Wrestling, interest in their antics has gone straight up. From the secret gifts to the admission to Taeler’s confusion, leading to Hendrix seemingly accepting Lovelace’s offer, the storyline has progressed in ways which have been interesting – and unexpected.
For example, at the start of this month, Taeler revealed to Nikki St John that things may not be as lovey-dovey as we may have been led to believe. More recently, Hendrix made out that Women’s Champion Trina Thompson was trying to drive a wedge into the “Teidi” relationship, which sent Lovelace off the handle and saw her unsuccessfully challenge for the title at the most recent Saturday Night Special, and was used as a patsy the following week so Hendrix and St John could attack the titleholder.
On this week’s episode of OVW TV, Hendrix faced Thompson in a non-title match. As you’ll see, Lovelace was trying to calm down her other half because Taeler was flapping about Trina’s unbeaten record since her return to the promotion and about Nikki St John’s absence. You can watch the match after the jump. (more…)
Well, yes and no.
Footage has leaked out of some of the WWE developmental talent trying their hand at promos while being watched by their peers. Among them are a number of the Divas-in-waiting trying new styles – and in some cases, new gimmicks.
The screengrab to the left is from a promo by Paige, Summer Rae and the recently released Anya. Shot on December 13 last year, it pre-dates the feud which Paige and Summer are currently involved in, and is about a month after Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns debuted on the main roster as The Shield. It looks like an idea was toyed around for a female version in NXT to revitalise the women’s division, but never came to fruition.
It’s an interesting prospect though – Paige as the workhorse, Summer Rae as the mouth and Anya as the muscle could have been something which may have worked. As it turns out, we’ll never know, but you can let the idea run around in your mind for a while.
You can watch the video after the jump – and be fast, as there’s no telling when it will be pulled from the Internet. Also there are videos of Emma being slightly delusional, and Sasha Banks requesting a match from Charlotte – who may have been touted for a matchmaker role. (more…)
You could say this about a lot of departed Knockouts, but TNA really missed the boat with Sarita. For whatever reason, the relationship didn’t work, be it a clash of styles with opponents or cack-handed booking by writers and/or agents, Sarah Stock’s run in the promotion was pretty forgettable. However, since returning to her Dark Angel name, the talented 34-year old has found her footing again, and a lot of that is down to her extended trips to the Japan – the latest of which is coming to an end.
However, the Canadian will not be returning to CMLL in Mexico empty-handed. In her luggage will be the Wonder Of Stardom Championship which she won at Stardom’s biggest event to date, Ryōgoku Cinderella on April 29 at Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. She won the vacant title – which was held up due to the retirement of its inaugural champion Yuzuki Aikawa – by beating Act Yasukawa in the semi-main event on the show.
After the jump, you can watch the match where she won the title. Presumably she will be back in Japan in the near future to continue defending the belt – which is something she is probably looking forward to, considering how much she seems to enjoy being in the country. (more…)
Kasey Ray really lucked out when Luscious Latasha decided to move from Massachusetts to Florida. Latasha relocated in the middle of a programme involving she and Mistress Belmont in New England Championship Wrestling. At the time, Belmont and Latasha’s hostilities were seeing either one – or both – of them being disqualified, with Belmont also starting to receive gifts of violence which she would use on her opponent.
The storyline seems to have continued in 2013, with Kasey replacing Latasha as the babyface in the feud. Belmost is still receiving gifts and showing no respect for authority, while Ray is the valiant fan favourite who is doing her utmost to stop her.
Their latest match was the main contest of NECW’s latest episode, with gifts of weapons banned from ringside, and gives us a great opportunity to get a look at Kasey Ray. Click after the jump to see her in action against Mistress Belmont. (more…)
It’s been a little while since we checked in on Paige‘s progress in NXT, and for our ‘In Video’ segment this weekend we present a couple of her recent TV matches from NXT. While NXT remains on the air throughout much of the rest of the world, it is still not broadcast on TV in the USA, so there’s a chance that you haven’t seen much of Saraya Knight‘s baby girl lately – so let’s get you caught up.
Paige is without doubt the most popular Diva amongst the developmental set at the minute, and she’s in the middle of a bitter feud with Summer Rae – yes, who you’ve seen of late on Raw, Fandango-ing with errr… Fandango. Blond-haired Summer Rae is the quintessential example of everything Paige’s “Anti Diva” character is opposed to, so it makes for a really good dynamic – and while Summer certainly has nowhere near the experience or talent of Paige in the ring, she’s good enough and has the charisma to carry herself as a star. Check out the quick feud recap at the start of the video for how Summer recently put Paige out of action for a time.
We follow that up with a look at Paige going against one of her fellow former SHIMMER roster members in Bayley – formerly known as Davina Rose. This one is certainly worth a look as it’s two of the best female wrestlers on the NXT roster going one on one. But look out for that dastardly Summer Rae… (more…)
This weekend we bring you a match between two of Europe’s best – Germany’s Alpha Female and Portugal’s Shanna – from EPW’s Overload TV show. Alpha and Shanna have been tearing things up across Europe for some time, and there’s little chance of things changing any time soon. Both are entered in next weekend’s Pro-Wrestling EVE “Queen of the Ring” show with a chance to meet each other in later rounds, and are scheduled to meet in Corby, UK for EAW in July in a barbed wire street fight! In fact, both are also going to be making debuts for Bellatrix as part of Bellatrix VI on iPPV on June 23rd.
This match in EPW came about when Alpha intruded on a match between Shanna and Italian competitor Monica, laying out both wrestlers. Here, Shanna goes for revenge, while Monica serves as special guest referee.
You can catch up with Alpha tomorrow when we present another edition of our “Fight Like A Girl” website audio series, featuring Alpha Female! (more…)
The European women’s wrestling scene is growing all the time, with grapplers from all over the continent improving their skills and characters at a startling pace – so much so that more and more wrestlers like Australia’s Storm, and Canada native Leah Von Dutch are making extended trips to the continent to face new opponents and acquire new skills.
Two Europeans who are also expanding their portfolios are Penelope and Miss Mina, whose careers seem to be intertwining. The pair had a good match at Bellatrix 4 last November, and on the strength of that match, the British flier was booked to wrestle in the Norwegian Wrestling Federation last month, again against Mina, but with a slight difference – that being that the normally happy and smiley babyface Penelope was a moody, greasy heel. How did she fare against her opponent, who was on home turf this time and enjoying the full fan support from the audience in Oslo? Click the jump to find out…
A week ago, Allison Danger announced her retirement from in-ring competition during the taping of SHIMMER Vol 57 in an emotional moment that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house.
Of course she’s not leaving wrestling for good – she’ll continue in a backstage role at SHIMMER – and while everybody there that weekend was fortunate enough to be able to say their own personal thanks to the woman herself, we kinda figured that Danger deserved something more. So, without her knowledge, we started recording video messages across the weekend with the idea of putting them together as a lasting tribute to someone who has meant so much to so many.
Now that the woman herself has had a chance to see the video, we happily share our video with the Ringbelles readers. Some messages are heartfelt, some are funny… some are, well, you’ll see… (more…)
Despite having vanished off the face of the TNA spectrum since winning the Gut Check in early March, Lei’D Tapa has been keeping herself busy back in North Carolina, presumably before reporting to Ohio Valley Wrestling in the future.
Keeping busy includes being part of the first women’s match as part of the United States Independent Wrestling Federation. Granted, it’s not the catchiest name for a promotion, but it has given female wrestlers in NC another place to ply their craft, so that’s something to applaud.
The match in question saw Tapa take on regular rival Mia Svensson – who has been quietly honing her skills over the past few years – in the event in Winston Salem on March 23. (more…)
Ahead of SHIMMER volume 53 on Saturday (which you can pre-order here), the promotion has given us a hell of a taster of one of the big matches which has been announced for the bumper card.
The contest between former tag team partners Madison Eagles and Jessie McKay on volume 35 still ranks up there as one of (if not the best) SHIMMER Championship matches, and had fans at the Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL going batty, as you will see in the video after the jump, as the entire contest has been uploaded as a sweetener for their return match this weekend. The contest on September 12, 2010 came about after McKay earned the shot by beating Sara Del Rey and Ayako Hamada in a 3-way in what was a mild surprise. To a certain extent, the favour lay with the defending champion, who had been main-eventing SHIMMER shows as well as holding a size and experience advantage over her fellow Australian.
Unfortunately for Madison Eagles, nobody told Jessie McKay that she was the underdog. (more…)
It’s “Femmes Fatales” day here on Ringbelles, as we count down the hours to the big Femmes Fatales XI card happening this evening in Montreal, Quebec. Barring any technical hitches, we intend to bring you live results from the show as they happen – and while they’re now down to three title matches instead of four with the withdrawal of WSU Champion Jessicka Havok, the show still looks incredibly strong, and will be headlined with the defence number 17 of the NCW: Femmes Fatales International Championship by “The Oncoming Storm” Kalamity.
The following match is from last year’s WrestleReunion show held under the Pro Wrestling Superstars banner – held in Toronto, ON, Canada on April 14. Kalamity’s title defence against inaugural champion – and the woman she defeated for the title – LuFisto was the sole women’s match on the card, and both women were determined to make a big impression. Click the jump and decide for yourself if they managed it. We’ll see you later for results from FFXI… (more…)
Hot on the heels of the successful Bellatrix 5 iPPV this past weekend, and for those of you overseas who were baffled by the sight of Sweet Saraya Knight being cheered and beloved in her home town, here’s another slice of recent babyface action featuring the current SHIMMER Champion – but this one is far from her back yard, this one is from Switzerland, just a couple of weekends ago, and features Saraya’s challenge for the SCW Womens Title against incumbent title-holder, Shanna.
Shanna, known as ‘Portugal’s Perfect Athlete’, has been champion since September 1st, 2012 and already has one successful defence against a previous champion in Laura Wellings going into this match. Saraya is, herself, a former SCW Women’s Champion.
A big thank you to Swiss Championship Wrestling for releasing this clip to the internet as part of a taster for the upcoming DVD of the full show. You can find out more about SCW at their website. (more…)
Last weekend, Montreal’s “Super Hardcore Anime” LuFisto was in Mexico, wrestling for AAA in front of the biggest crowd of her life, a reported 13,500-14,000 sellout in the Plaza de Toros La Monumental in Monterrey. Although she didn’t win the vacant Reina de Reinas championship, she was one of the final two competitors in the four way, losing to eventual new champion Faby Apache. Speaking on twitter following the match, LuFi described the experience as “living the dream”. AAA booker Konnan complimented LuFisto on twitter for her performance, tweeting “Thank u Lu, u are a true pro and gave us a great match..U will be back”.
To get to the four way at the ‘Rey de Reyes’ show, however, LuFisto had a qualifying match earlier this month at Arena Neza on the promotion’s AAA FUSION show – taking on Cinthia Moreno, and that’s the match we’re highlighting today. It’s LuFisto’s debut for AAA, and from the sounds of things, it’s highly unlikely it’s going to be the last they see of her. (more…)
Did you watch Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Girls Night Out 8? If not, you can still buy it at Smart Mark Video, and it’s worth it, as there are three matches well worth your $10. However during the interval, AIW screened a match from GNO6 between Hailey Hatred and Jenny Rose – though due to a technical issue, the conclusion of the match wasn’t shown. AIW put that right this weekend by uploading the match to YouTube… and what a match it was.
Both Hatred and Rose have spent the last few years of their respective careers in Japan – Hatred primarily with JWP, while Rose’s character was born in Diana, casting her Jamilia Craft gimmick to one side to start afresh. Both returned to the US for brief periods of time last year, and their paths crossed in Cleveland, OH on April 15 last year. Click the jump to watch. (more…)
Madison Eagles is racking up the ring time since her return to the ring in January, ahead of her US return on the stacked SHIMMER volume 53 iPPV on April 6, where she will face former tag-team partner Jessie McKay. As well as her home promotion of the Pro Wrestling Alliance, the 28-year old former SHIMMER Champion is also spending some time in Pacific Pro Wrestling – where she will compete for the vacant Women’s Championship on March 16.
The match we have for you this weekend is from a PPW event on February 16 in Bundamba, Australia, with Eagles teaming with Shazza McKenzie against Mighty Mel and Eagles’ opponent in that match in two weeks, Storm. McKenzie and Eagles have formed an alliance since the latter’s comeback, with Shazza seemingly more into the partnership than the 2011 PWI Female 50 winner but Madison is tolerating her so both can pursue their future goals. Click the jump to watch the match in full… (more…)
Last October, we posted a video of Leva Bates as a heel, and pointed out how unusual it seems. Similarly, in Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling there is another incongruity with Nicole Matthews working as a babyface as one quarter of the reigning ECCW Tag Team Champions The Riot.
I mean, just look at that face – could you imagine cheering for someone with a smug look like that? Well, yes – in British Columbia, Matthews is hugely popular as part of the wise-cracking foursome with the Shocker as their signature hand gesture.
As an example, we have a match from January 18′s ECCW PoCoPalooza show in Matthews’ hometown of Port Coquitlam, taking on Cauliflower Alley Club Future Legend nominee Sammy “Bambi” Hall in singles action. Click the jump to watch the video. (more…)
Yesterday, six matches were announced for March 24th’s Bellatrix 5 show in Norwich, England – the first show since the name changeover from the World Association of Women’s Wrestling to Bellatrix, something which was explained by Destiny in our interview with her at the end of last year.
The biggest match announced so far is a return contest from last November’s Bellatrix 4 with RQW European Women’s Champion Queen Maya taking on Liberty in an encounter that was cut short because of a broken arm suffered by the tall Italian. This contest is billed as non-title, but a victory by Liberty could propel her to a title shot in the future.
However, the revelations continue – as well as the aforementioned rematch, Bellatrix 5 features debuts and returns – such as Amy Lee making her first appearance in a Bellatrix event since the original one last March where she face Miss Mina, who is now fully recovered from the ankle injury she suffered last November. Speaking of returns, the creepy Phobia – who hasn’t been about since Bellatrix 2 – will be seen again on March 24, standing across the ring from rookie Chanel, who is going in the right direction in terms of progression.
So that’s the returns taken care of – how about the debuts? (more…)
Santana Garrett‘s been busy.
As well as creating a good impression in SHINE, the 24-year old Floridian has also been solidifying her status in other promotions in the state, such as I Believe In Wrestling, Ring Warriors, Belleview Pro Wrestling and Future Of Wrestling. In addition, she has travelled outside of the state to thrill others, venturing to SHIMMER last October, and last month went to Las Vegas, NV to team with Amber O’Neal and win the Women Of Wrestling Tag Team Championships. Indeed, Garrett’s star is rising, and it’s hard to not notice her.
With her big hair, big smile, shiny gear and high boots, she’s pretty easy to spot – and has a pretty exciting finisher in the form of a standing moonsault preceded by a handspring off the ropes she calls the Shining Star Press. If a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader ever became a wrestler, it would be Santana Garrett.
After the jump, we have posted a couple of her matches under the Battling Bombshells banner, showing off her work both as a babyface and a heel. The first is from Saturday’s Future Of Wrestling show in Deerfield Beach, FL against newcomer Dynamite Didi Cruz, while the second is a 3-way match for the Battling Bombshells title which was also held at FOW back on August 11 last year, with Garrett and Christina Von Eerie challenging La Rosa Negra for the belt. (more…)
Scotland’s Carmel Jacob is collecting championships at the moment. The 24-year old from Edinburgh started the run on November 18 last year, winning the World Wide Wrestling League Women’s Championship in a 3-way involving defending champion Nikki Storm and Glamour Gym tag partner Sara-Marie Taylor, and followed it up with the match we have for you this weekend from the German Wrestling Federation.
The GWF Ladies Championship had been vacated when Britani Knight was unable to defend the belt because of joining WWE and being repackaged as Paige, though the belt was only officially held up on December 1 last year – 11 months after she had moved to Florida. Still, a new champion was decided on the same day, and as you can tell from the picture on the right, Jacob won the belt, defeating GWF regular Blue Nikita to snare the championship.
Carmel may add a third title to her collection on February 1 when she challenges Emi Sakura for the Pro Wrestling: EVE Championship at Preston City Wrestling, with her defending the belt against fellow Scot Nikki Storm the following day at EVE’s No Man’s Land 2 if she is successful. Until then, click the jump and watch Jacob win the GWF Ladies Championship… (more…)
Earlier this week, we posted a Retro featuring the match was the inspiration to create World Women’s Wrestling – today, we post a recent match from the group, albeit now merely the name of the women’s title in New England Championship Wrestling.
Unified from the NECW and PWF Mayhem Women’s Championships, the WWW Championship’s first holder was Nikki Roxx, after she defeated the Portuguese Princess Ariel in a hard-hitting, fantastic match. The title changed hands a number of times (as titles tend to do) until it landed in the possession of current three-time holder Alexxis Nevaeh (AKA Lexxus in Women Superstars Uncensored), who has held the belt for close to two and a half years.
The match we have here today is from December 7 last year, where Nevaeh defended the title against top contender Adrianna in a Taped Fist Match as part of the NECW Unwrapped show in Blackstone, MA. The challenger had enjoyed a couple of wins over the champion in non-title matches, and the pair’s most recent match had seen them go to a time limit draw. (more…)
Canada’s Leah Von Dutch made a big impression at SHINE 6 last night, falling to Santana Garrett but showing some great heel flashes and being part of a pretty exciting match to light up the crowd in Ybor City, FL. On top of that, many got to take a listen to her own personal theme tune which is so infectiously catchy that you may need alcohol gel to get it out of your system. In fact, you can buy it and download it to your computer, and I’ve thrown down C$1.29 to do so.
With less than 18 months of experience under her belt after being hand-selected by WWE Hall of Famer Edge to receive free training, the 25-year old has already gained some great experience wrestling both domestically and overseas. For that reason, we’ve got two of her matches from her short-yet-eventful career for you.
The first is her first match in her hometown of Strathroy, ON where she took on Evilyn on December 4, 2011 for Classic Championship Wrestling, while the second is from her venture to Japan last summer, where she faced Mia Yim and Crazy Mary Dobson in a triple threat encounter from REINA x World‘s first show (replacing the REINA promotion) in Tokyo on June 9. (more…)
She may not have had much of a run in wrestling, and she may be retiring in mere months, but model-turned-wrestler Yuzuki Aikawa got stuck in. Even though she only debuted in 2010, she announced her impending departure in mid-December, saying she will go after Stardom‘s event on April 29, citing injuries she has incurred, including one to her waist which was too great to realistically overcome.
The match we have for you this weekend shows how she could take a licking and keep on ticking against Ayumi Kurihara in the main event of her own show, using the snappy title Yuzuki Aikawa Produce Yuzupon Matsuri 3 ~ Birthday Eve on May 15 last year – and as you can tell from the photo to the left, both of them properly went for it. Enjoy. (more…)
The day after SHINE 5 entered the history books back in November, a number of the roster stayed on in Florida to be part of a card for Florida Underground Wrestling as part of a new working relationship between the two promotions. It meant that around half of the card featured women’s matches, headlined with Made In Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made) meeting Rhythm and Bruise (Jazz and Amazing Kong) in tag team action.
On the undercard, Heidi Lovelace faced fellow Ohio Valley Wrestling regular Sojo Bolt (Josette Bynum), Nikki Roxx took on Niya, Santana Garrett wrestled Sassy Stephie, and Marti Belle tangled with Leva Bates. All of the matches are after the jump, so click away and enjoy the five matches in their entirety. It’s a great opportunity to see Made In Sin, as the only chances to see Allysin and Taylor as a team so far have been on SHINE – which you have to pay to see – or at SHIMMER, which have not been released on DVD yet. Their schtick is a riot, so stick your pinkies up and get on board. (more…)