Editor’s note: While we don’t usually do this kind of thing, when we received this well written and argued review of this past weekend’s WSU Mutiny show in our inbox from a fan in attendance who said he had trouble using the comment section on our original live coverage, we thought it was worth a column all of its own. Coincidentally, if you’ve got an interest in contributing to the site going forward, we have an idea in mind… keep an eye on the site in the week ahead. Without further ado, our thanks to reader Eric Gall for submitting this alternate take…
I was there live and haven’t seen the show on VOD yet, so here’s my thoughts seeing it live, with a few days to let it sink in…
This was my first weekend of WSU, having gone to Voorhees before, (and before that to Deer Park and Boonton), but I decided to take in Secret Show #3 as well as Mutiny. I thought Friday night’s show was every bit as good as Full Steam Ahead back in October last year. There wasn’t a bad match, and the intimate atmosphere elevated everything.
Something happened between Friday’s show and Saturday, though. While I’m seeing that many people feel that Mutiny was a great show, possibly the best WSU’s put on, I enjoyed this one the least out of any of the new regime’s run of the company, starting in October of ’12. (more…)
February 13, 2014 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: Allysin Kay, Alpha Female, Annie Social, Athena, Barbi Hayden, Candice LeRae, Christina Von Eerie, Ezavel Suena, Hania, Jenny Rose, Jessicka Havok, Jewells Malone, Kimber Lee, LuFisto, Marti Belle, Mickie Knuckles, Nevaeh, Santana Garrett, Sassy Stephie, Shanna, Veda Scott, WSU | Leave A Comment »
After last night’s Secret Show #3, where Jessicka Havok successfully retained her WSU World Championship against Shanna, the force of nature known as J-Hav goes one-on-one with the monstrous Alpha Female, who defeated two women in a row last night – and although it was never advertised as such during the build-up to the show, the match has now been confirmed as being for Havok’s WSU World Championship.
Although WSU has already tweeted today that there would be other “changes” to the announced show, we’re hopefully still expecting to see Athena vs LuFisto for the #1 contendership for the WSU Championship, but it seems that injuries to both Veda Scott & Allysin Kay means that their planned matches with Jenny Rose and the Midwest Militia Tag Team Title defence of Allysin Kay & Sassy Stephie against C.U.N.T. (Kimber Lee & Annie Social) respectively appear off the book.
February 8, 2014 | Categories: Report | Tags: Allysin Kay, Alpha Female, Annie Social, Athena, Barbi Hayden, Candice LeRae, Christina Von Eerie, Ezavel Suena, Hania, Jenny Rose, Jessicka Havok, Jewells Malone, Kimber Lee, LuFisto, Marti Belle, Mickie Knuckles, Nevaeh, Santana Garrett, Sassy Stephie, Shanna, Veda Scott, WSU | Leave A Comment »
After six years away, Women’s Extreme Wrestling is reportedly planning a return to TV, according to PWInsider. A poster has been released for a PPV called Booty Whipping, though it seems that it could be a compilation of previous events.
We have reviewed a WEW – former known as Women’s Erotic Wrestling – DVD in the past, and while it had its moments, we weren’t very impressed with Nude War Games. However, considering it ran for six years, it did fine for itself as a company and it gave women wrestlers another forum to hone their craft. That’s why we’ve posted a video from WEW’s YouTube channel.
For example, Nude Takedown from May 20, 2007 features the likes of Velvet Sky, April Hunter, Annie Social, Sumie Sakai, Amy Lee, Daffney, Nikki Roxx, Simply Luscious, Christie Ricci, ODB, Amber O’Neal, Francine and Mercedes Martinez. You can watch the video after the jump, but be ready for some pretty sexist commentary and suggestive content. (more…)
February 1, 2014 | Categories: Retro | Tags: Amber O'Neal, Amy Lee, Annie Social, April Hunter, Christie Ricci, Daffney, Francine, Mercedes Martinez, Nikki Roxx, ODB, Simply Luscious, Sumie Sakai, Velvet Sky, WEW | Leave A Comment »
The momentum for Women Superstars Uncensored‘s next show is now starting to gather pace. After announcing a week ago that Shanna would challenge Jessicka Havok for the WSU Championship, the promotion has now revealed that two wrestlers will make their returns on the February 8 show.
The first comeback revealed was LuFisto, who was last seen in a WSU ring defeating Mercedes Martinez in a great Falls Count Anywhere match in the main event of An Ultraviolent Affair, capping off a top feud between the two which saw the Super Hardcore Anime cost the Latina Sensation the chance to regain the WSU Title at the Uncensored Rumble V in June 2012 and then engage in a 30 minute stalemate at Full Steam Ahead in October LuFisto was due to challenge for the WSU Title at Queen and King of the Ring last May, but had to miss the event after suffering an exploded kneecap at SHIMMER 53 the previous month.
The other return will see Athena return from a serious injury which she suffered at the first WSU Secret Show the day before her scheduled title challenge against Havok at the Uncensored Rumble VI. After landing awkwardly on a German suplex, the Wrestling Goddess was left with a Grade 2 AC tear and bruised shoulder blade with cartilage damage. After six months of recovery, she is now raring to go again. (more…)
Last October, Pro Wrestling Syndicate launched an all-women offshoot to its promotion with a controversial name. Called Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling, its acronym of BLOW ruffled some feathers – though as Annie Social argued at the time, it’s no more offensive than a promotion where the letters are shortened to TNA.
The first show saw the start of the quest to crown a Bombshells Champion, though the road to the title wasn’t a smooth one, as wrestlers either didn’t make the first show or had to bow out due to other issues. In fact, it meant the title decider at the third event was a 3-way which turned into a 4-way when injured Sienna DuVall re-inserted herself into the tournament. Missy Sampson won the championship, though the controversies continued and saw her drop the belt to La Rosa Negra at Bombshells 4 when the referee stopped the match, deeming that Sampson was unable to continue in a ruling which was pretty unique to wrestling and didn’t go down too well.
What followed was heel commissioner Vinny Finucci against everywoman babyface Sampson, who he deemed to be not pretty enough to be the focal point of the promotion. Sampson earned a return match at the title at Bombshells 6, but lost due to another screwy decision. However, by way of winning another tag match at the most recent event in September, she has been granted a final shot at La Rosa Negra in a 2 out of 3 falls match at Bombshells 8 on December 14 in Avenel, NJ. (more…)
November 11, 2013 | Categories: News | Tags: Alexxis Nevaeh, Amber Rodriguez, Amy Lee, Angel Dust, Annie Social, Hania, Jennifer Cruz, Jessie Kaye, La Rosa Negra, Mia Yim, Missy Sampson, Mistress Belmont, Niya, Sienna DuVall, Sumie Sakai, Vanity | Leave A Comment »
Following the model established by SHIMMER, Ohio’s Absolute Intense Wrestling experimented with the “two tapings in one day” format on October 6th, following up the afternoon Girls Night Out 9 event with Girls Night Out 10 later that same evening featuring (mostly) the same cast. If anything, Girls Night Out 10 could be considered the “bigger” of the two shows as it featured the highly touted AIW Absolute Women’s Championship match between Allysin Kay and Veda Scott. Attendance didn’t appear to pick up any for the evening show though, as it was – as far as I could see anyway – the same small (but vocal) crowd from GNO9. Regardless, I think AIW are considering the double taping idea a success (unlike NCW:Femmes Fatales, who tried it once for FFX and moved back to the single tapings thereafter), so this may be the new norm for the Girls Night Out brand. Apart from the big AK/Veda match, GNO10 also featured a rematch from SHINE between Nikki Storm and Mia Yim, an impromptu Anything Goes match between Jenny Rose and Mickie Knuckles, and the continuance of stories set up on GNO. Let’s see how it went, shall we?
1. Kimber Lee pinned Santana Garrett following a Ganso Bomb.
2. Jasmin pinned Jody D’Milo following a second rope moonsault.
3. Sassy Stephie defeated Jewells Malone via arm submission.
4. Melanie Cruise pinned Angel Dust following the Cruise Control.
5. The Social Network (Annie Social & Heidi Lovelace) beat Leva Bates & Xandra Bale with a powerbomb/backstabber combination.
6. Three Way Match: Leah Von Dutch (w/ The Duke) won over Savannah Summers & Shanna when Von Dutch pinned Summers after Summers had been laid out by The Duke.
7. No Disqualification: Mickie Knuckles pinned Jenny Rose after suplexing her through a table.
8. Nikki Storm pinned Mia Yim with the Eye of the Storm.
9. AIW Absolute Women’s Title: Allysin Kay made Veda Scott submit to a chair-assisted armbar to retain the title. (more…)
November 8, 2013 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: AIW, Allysin Kay, Angel Dust, Annie Social, Girls Night Out, Heidi Lovelace, Jasmin, Jenny Rose, Jewells Malone, Jody D'Milo, Kimber Lee, Leah Von Dutch, Leva Bates, Melanie Cruise, Mia Yim, Mickie Knuckles, Nikki Storm, Sammy Geodollno, Santana Garrett, Sassy Stephie, Savannah Summers, Shanna, Taeler Hendrix, Veda Scott, Xandra Bale | Leave A Comment »
As Bellatrix was kicking off the recent Fight Season in the UK, Absolute Intense Wrestling in Cleveland, OH were getting the ball rolling Stateside with a SHIMMER-esque double taping at Turner’s Hall under their “Girl’s Night Out” banner. Built around the rivalry between AIW mainstays – longtime Absolute Women’s Champion Allysin Kay and her #1 Contender Veda Scott (they headlined both this and the evening Girls Night Out 10 event), AIW also welcomed first time guests in the form of Scotland’s Nikki Storm, Portugal’s Perfect Athlete Shanna, Australia’s Savannah Summers, a handful of Ontario-based Canadians and offered an AIW debut to Santana Garrett – giving AIW its strongest women’s division show yet (on paper, at least). Kudos to Smart Mark Video for turning around production so quickly on both shows, making them available for download approximately a fortnight after the show happened. We’re reviewing the mp4 digital download version of the show here, but you can pick up the show either as a digital download, a streaming VOD or on physical media all via the SMV store.
1. Annie Social (w/ Sammy Geodollno & Heidi Lovelace) pinned Jewells Malone with a Stunner.
2. Santana Garrett beat Jenny Rose via submission.
3. Leva Bates & Xandra Bale beat Jody D’Milo & Jasmin when Bates pinned D’Milo following a Superhero Kick.
– Post match, The Social Network of Annie Social, Heidi Lovelace & Sammy Geodollno attacked Bates & Bale.
4. Three Way Match: Angel Dust won over Melanie Cruise & Heidi Lovelace when she pinned Cruise with a schoolgirl roll-up.
5. Leah Von Dutch pinned Mickie Knuckles after The Duke knocked out Knuckles with a punch.
6. Savannah Summers pinned Sassy Stephie with a roll-up counter to the Kiss My Sass.
7. Taeler Hendrix pinned Marti Belle.
8. Kimber Lee made Nikki Storm submit to a cross armbreaker.
9. Dream Partners Tag Match: Allysin Kay & Mia Yim beat Veda Scott & Shanna when Yim pinned Shanna after Kay had chased Scott to the back.
Click thorough after the cut for opinions on the show. (more…)
October 31, 2013 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: AIW, Allysin Kay, Angel Dust, Annie Social, Girls Night Out, Heidi Lovelace, Jasmin, Jenny Rose, Jewells Malone, Jody D'Milo, Kimber Lee, Leah Von Dutch, Leva Bates, Marti Belle, Melanie Cruise, Mia Yim, Mickie Knuckles, Nikki Storm, Sammy Geodollno, Santana Garrett, Sassy Stephie, Savannah Summers, Shanna, Taeler Hendrix, Veda Scott, Xandra Bale | Leave A Comment »
Episode 63 with Kimber Lee
Halfway through Fight Season, and with appearances at AIW Girls Night Out and WSU Blood and Thunder already under her belt, we catch up with a distinctly raspy-voiced Kimber Lee to see how she’s doing ahead of SHIMMER and NCW:Femmes Fatales on the next two weekends. We talk about how her dance background helps her wrestling (and find out that wrestling *is* ballet sometimes). We find out how a chance meeting with DJ Hyde resulted in her becoming the first female graduate of the CZW Academy, and the pressure that brought. We talk about going through tables in CZW to dressing up as a Princess for Wrestling Is Fun!, name confusion, foul-mouthed promos, flying trips to Japan, wrestling LuFisto in Montreal, her favourite match to date and future plans internationally. Catch Kimber this weekend at SHIMMER and next weekend at Femmes Fatales!
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October 17, 2013 | Categories: WOW Podcast | Tags: AIW, Aki Kanbayashi, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Athena, CZW, Evie, Kimber Lee, LuFisto, Mia Yim, NCW:FF, Nikki Storm, REINA, SHIMMER, WOW Podcast, Wrestling Is Fun!, WSU | Leave A Comment »
Fight Season is underway with aplomb. Earlier today, Bellatrix kickstarted proceedings with their Bellatrix 7 show, featuring an interpromotional series of matches between Bellatrix and SHIMMER – but even as that show was wrapping up, Ohio’s Absolute Intense Wrestling was already underway with their double DVD tapings of Girls Night Out 9 & 10.
Headlined by the ongoing rivalry between Absolute Women’s Champion Allysin Kay and challenger Veda Scott, the two were to meet twice across the tapings, once in a “dream partners” tag match on GNO 9 and finally, conclusively for the title as the main event of GNO 10. Wa talked about the show with Allysin Kay a few days ago on the Women of Wrestling Podcast here on the site, but you can also check out some really strong interview videos uploaded (Veda | Allysin) to YouTube in the last few days also to get a taste of the rivalry.
Full results from both shows after the cut. (more…)
October 7, 2013 | Categories: Report | Tags: Allysin Kay, Angel Dust, Annie Social, Heidi Lovelace, Jasmin, Jenny Rose, Jewells Malone, Jody D'Milo, Kimber Lee, Leah Von Dutch, Leva Bates, Melanie Cruise, Mia Yim, Mickie Knuckles, Nikki Storm, Santana Garrett, Sassy Stephie, Savannah Summers, Shanna, Veda Scott, Xandra Bale | Leave A Comment »
Pro Wrestling Syndicate Bombshells returns to iPPV under its new name, having previously being known as Bombshells Ladies Of Wrestling, and the show is headlined by Missy Sampson‘s quest to regain the Bombshells Championship from La Rosa Negra, who won the belt from her under screwy circumstances in May. Following an unsuccessful attempt to win the title in July, Sampson recruits her tag partner Annie Social to take on Negra and her hired hand Amazing Kong.
Elsewhere on the card, former WWF Women’s Champion Leilani Kai makes her iPPV debut against Sumie Sakai, Angelina Love faces former Women Of Wrestling star Riot, and the Strength In Numbers faction is also in action – with Jessie Kaye and Alexxis Nevaeh meeting the Freaks and Geeks tandem of Veda Scott and Mistress Belmont, while Amber Rodriguez tackles cousin Jennifer Cruz.
September 28, 2013 | Categories: Report | Tags: Alexxis Nevaeh, Amazing Kong, Amber Rodriguez, Angelina Love, Annie Social, BLOW, Jennifer Cruz, Jessie Kaye, La Rosa Negra, Leilani Kai, Luscious Latasha, Melissa Coates, Missy Sampson, Mistress Belmont, PWS Bombshells, Riot, Silvie Silver, Sumie Sakai, Vanity, Veda Scott | Leave A Comment »
Well, we can probably throw a good amount of the preview we did a couple of days ago out the window – as you join us for coverage of Women Superstars Uncensored‘s Uncensored Rumble VI iPPV (via CZWiPPV.com). As you’ll have no doubt seen, the show has been thrown into disarray with first one half of the main event (Athena) being injured at the Secret Show last night, and then the other half of the main event (Jessicka Havok) pulling out due to unresolvable travel issues. With the drawing card match off the show, WSU owner Drew Cordeiro suggested that this would be a “Huge opportunity for the debuting wrestlers to step up” – so let’s see.
Click through after the cut for results as they come in from the Uncensored, Unscripted Rumble, where we’re pretty sure anything could happen… (more…)
Pro Wrestling Syndicate‘s all-female offshoot Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling is back in what – until earlier this week – we thought was a DVD taping, but yesterday, we were informed that the show in Iselin, NJ was going to be broadcast on iPPV. You can order the show here.
On the fourth instalment in May, La Rosa Negra won the Bombshells Championship from Missy Sampson right after Sampson had defeated Mickie Knuckles to retain the belt. The finish was a confusing one, as Negra won via referee stoppage in a faux-MMA style, declaring that Sampson was unable to continue. On this show, the champion puts the belt on the line against debuting Cheerleader Melissa after getting past Angelina Love last month at a PWS show.
Elsewhere on the card, Love takes on Shelly Martinez, and Jessie Kaye, Mistress Belmont & Jennifer Cruz make their debuts. We will be updating results as they happen, so click after the jump to keep up with the winners and losers… (more…)
July 26, 2013 | Categories: Report | Tags: Amber O'Neal, Amber Rodriguez, Angelina Love, Annie Social, BLOW, Chasity Taylor, Cheerleader Melissa, Jennifer Cruz, Jessie Kaye, La Rosa Negra, Lexxus, Missy Sampson, Mistress Belmont, Shelly Martinez, Sumie Sakai, Veda Scott | Leave A Comment »
Women Superstars Uncensored was presented with a problem in its preparation for May 11′s Queen and King of the Ring iPPV. Its title match between WSU Champion Jessicka Havok and LuFisto – which came about after Havok defeated Athena and LuFisto beat Mercedes Martinez at An Ultraviolent Affair on February 9 – had to be scrapped due to the Super Hardcore Anime requiring surgery for a fractured kneecap, suffered during the SHIMMER Volume 53 iPPV on April 6.
With most of the roster tied up in the mixed tag team tournament, the promotion decided to get creative with an opponent for Havok, so WSU released a video with the titleholder throwing down a challenge based on what happened at the Combat Zone Wrestling show on the evening following An Ultraviolent Affair, and she wanted to take on LuFisto’s opponent in the mixed tag team match which took place.
Havok and Sami Callihan had an exchange or two in the match, and that wasn’t forgotten by the WSU Champion. In the video released last week, Havok lamented WSU for not finding her a challenger, then got proactive by calling out CZW’s Best of the Best XI tournament winner, though it would be six days of tentative waiting before the challenge was accepted, meaning that next Saturday in Voorhees, NJ, Jessicka Havok will take on Sami Callihan in a non-title, interpromotional, intergender affair. (more…)
May 2, 2013 | Categories: News | Tags: Addy Starr, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Athena, Cherry Bomb, Christina Von Eerie, Ezavel Suena, Jessicka Havok, Kimber Lee, Lexxus, Marti Belle, Mickie Knuckles, Nevaeh, Sassy Stephie, WSU | Leave A Comment »
Women Superstars Uncensored kicks off its double header shows with Combat Zone Wrestling with a title defence by Champion Jessicka Havok against Athena, while Mercedes Martinez and LuFisto look to put their issues to rest in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
1. Nevaeh pinned Jessie Brooks (w/ Sammy Geodollno) with a bridging German Suplex.
2. Christina Von Eerie pinned Kimber Lee (w/ Annie Social) with a straight-jacket lungblower.
3. Uncensored Opportunity: Veda Scott pinned Niya with the Mind Trip, although Niya’s foot was on the ropes. Special referee Jana did not spot this.
4. Kalamity pinned Cherry Bomb with a Kalamity Driver.
5. Beyond Wrestling Showcase: Chris Dickinson pinned Addy Starr by reversing a Sliding D into a rollup. As part of the pre-match stipulation, Dickinson made Addy Starr “Kiss His Ass”.
6. WSU Championship: Jessicka Havok pinned Athena following a top-rope Air Raid Crash.
7. Falls Count Anywhere: LuFisto pinned Mercedes Martinez following a Burning Hammer through a table to the floor. (more…)
March 22, 2013 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: Addy Starr, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Athena, Cherry Bomb, Christina Von Eerie, Jessicka Havok, Kalamity, Kimber Lee, Lexxus, LuFisto, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Nevaeh, Nikki Addams, Sassy Stephie, WSU | 1 Comment »
AIW Girls Night Out 8 results – Allysin Kay retains over Mickie Knuckles, Veda Scott earns a title shot
Absolute Intense Wrestling is presenting its first iPPV through Smart Mark Video. We talked to one of AIW’s owners John Thorne in the most recent edition of the Women of Wrestling Podcast about just how important this show is for the company – but if you can’t order the iPPV (which includes unlimited replays), we’ve got your results right here.
As part of a double main event, AIW Absolute Women’s Champion Allysin Kay defends her title against a mystery opponent, while her next challenger will be determined in a four way “Climb The Ranks” ladder match featuring the winners of four qualifier matches on the show. In addition, ‘The Social Network’ of Heidi Lovelace & Nikki St John see tag action vs Angeldust & KC Warfield, while highly touted Angelus Layne goes one-on-one with Canadian Jodi D’Milo.
Click through after the page break for results as they happen. (more…)
March 2, 2013 | Categories: Report | Tags: Addy Starr, AIW, Allysin Kay, Angeldust, Angelus Layne, Annie Social, Athena, Crazy Mary Dobson, Heidi Lovelace, Jodi D'Milo, KC, Kimber Lee, Leva Bates, Nikki St John, Sassy Stephie, Veda Scott | 1 Comment »
Women Superstars Uncensored returns today with their first show since October’s “Full Steam Ahead” with their debut in a new area, as part of a CZW double header in Voorhees, NJ. Unfortunately, due to the major snowstorms in the North East, the show appears to have been decimated due to talent being unable to get to the venue, resulting in a hastily re-jigged show. Weather related issues have stopped the WSU Tag Team Champions Allysin Kay & Sassy Stephie making the show, along with Marti Belle, Tina San Antonio, Lexxus & Nikki Addams. It’s not the first time a WSU card has been weather-afflicted, as last year’s joint show with PWS in New Jersey was also heavily affected.
However, the show must go on – and with the main event of Jessicka Havok defending her WSU Title against Athena still intact, as well as the potentially show-stealing semi main of Mercedes Martinez vs LuFisto in a Falls Count Anywhere match, there’s still a lot of potential in this show. Click through after the page break for coverage. (more…)
February 9, 2013 | Categories: Report | Tags: Addy Starr, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Athena, Cherry Bomb, Christina Von Eerie, Jessicka Havok, Kalamity, Kimber Lee, Lexxus, LuFisto, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Nevaeh, Nikki Addams, Sassy Stephie, WSU | 1 Comment »
On October 1, 2011, Madison Eagles was at the height of her career. As well as being the reigning SHIMMER Champion – holding the belt for close to 18 months – she had just been presented with the plaque for emerging on top of the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Female 50, becoming the first woman who wasn’t a WWE Diva or TNA Knockout to win the honour. Despite a nagging shoulder injury suffered in a car accident the previous April which had restricted her bookings, she was in the middle of a string of five matches in three days, culminating with her dropping the SHIMMER belt to Cheerleader Melissa in the main event of volume 44.
Two days later, Eagles’ momentum would come to a crashing halt.
During training for a match in CHIKARA with Kana on Friday, October 7 in Burlington, NC, a double stomp hyperextended her knee so badly that when the doctor was able to take a good look at it, the prognosis was as bad as it could be. The 28 year old was given two options – have surgery which would solve the problem but mean that she could never wrestle again, or to see if it will heal of its own accord, though there would be no timeframe to determine how long it would take. It could be a few months, or it could be years, if ever. Not willing to bow out of wrestling if it was not on her own terms, the 11-year veteran elected to wait it out.
So she waited. And waited.
And then, things started to feel better. (more…)
January 8, 2013 | Categories: Roundup | Tags: Allison Kay, Annie Social, April Davids, Ayako Hamada, BLOW, Brittney Savage, Eve Torres, GAMI, Gatoh Move, GLOW, Ice Ribbon, Ivelisse Velez, Jessie Belle, Kaitlyn, Kay Lee Ray, Kimber Lee, LuFisto, Luscious Latasha, Madison Eagles, Melanie Cruise, Mercedes Martinez, Mia Svensson, Natalya, Nicole Matthews, Nikki Storm, Pro Wrestling: EVE, PWWA, Sassy Stephie, SHIMMER, TNA, WAVE, WSU, WWE | Leave A Comment »
As was mentioned in the previous Flashback 2012 article, Ringbelles was created as a host for our flagship Women Of Wrestling Podcasts, which offers thorough insights into wrestlers, their pasts and what they’re up to at the moment. They’re also quite lengthy – with the longest going for close to two hours. With that in mind, we made the decision to offer other interview segments on the website – ones which were shorter, and dealt with current news rather than being a career retrospective. For that reason, Fight Like A Girl was born back in May last year, with Faith Lehaine being the first guest. However, the show really gained a life of its own in 2012, and also saw it joined by another interview segment – but we’ll get to that. Firstly, let’s have a look at who gave us some of their time over the last 12 months for Fight Like A Girl… (more…)
December 31, 2012 | Categories: Commentaries | Tags: Aleida Ortiz, Amazing Maria, Amazon, Annie Social, Becky Mason, Bete Noire, Cat Power, Destiny, Evie, Jezabeth, Kellyanne English, Leva Bates, Liberty, Luscious Latasha, Michelle K Hasluck, Niki Nitro, Pollyanna, Rebecca Knox, Sammii Jayne, Sean McCaffrey, Seleziya Sparx, Taeler Hendrix, Tara, Taya Valkyrie, Viper | Leave A Comment »
As we said at the time, Pro Wrestling Syndicate‘s Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling did not enjoy an easy birth. However, with its third show announced for February 9 in Metuchen, NJ, it seems to be finding its feet – and is headlined with Amazing Kong taking on Amy Lee, as well as the tournament semi finals.
The first show saw the first round matches take place on the 8 match card, with Christina Von Eerie meeting Cherry Bomb in the main event. Also on the show, RQW European Women’s Champion Queen Maya made her US debut against Sumie Sakai, and Annie Social fought Alexxis Nevaeh.
The card was meant to be broadcast on iPPV, but PWS decided to dump that idea when it decided that it wasn’t happy with the quality of the stream. However, the show from October 11 in Rahway, NJ was recorded – and now it has been edited and posted online for everyone to see ahead of February 9. If you want spoilers, the results are right here, but if you want to watch the matches without knowing the results, click the jump and enjoy. (more…)
December 25, 2012 | Categories: Video | Tags: Amber O'Neal, Annie Social, Becky Bayless, BLOW, Brittney Savage, Christina Von Eerie, Jewells Malone, Katarina Leigh, Lexxus, Luscious Latasha, Marti Belle, Mia Yim, Missy Sampson, Nikki Addams, Queen Maya, Sienna DuVall, Silvie Silver, Sumie Sakai | Leave A Comment »
Hello everyone – it’s the end of another year here at Ringbelles, which means it’s time for us to gaze back over the year of female grappling from around the globe and celebrate the success stories of 2012. So, coming this week, we’re announcing our now traditional Year End Awards, in the categories of Discovery of the Year (today, right here in this very post), Breakout Star of the Year (on Wednesday) and Wrestler of the Year (on Friday). We top that all off with our festive 49th edition of the Women of Wrestling Podcast, which is planned to drop on Saturday, where we invited the Three Wise Men of Independent Women’s Wrestling – Dave Prazak of SHIMMER, Drew Cordeiro of WSU and Stephane Bruyere of NCW:Femmes Fatales – on board for a roundtable discussion, wherein (amongst a host of other topics) we discussed the results of these very awards. So, without further ado, let’s see who caught our eye this year for Discovery of the Year.
“Rookie of the Year” awards can sometimes be difficult (because if you stick to the dictionary definition of someone in their first year in wrestling at the time of writing, the pool can often be quite shallow), so our Discovery of the Year award, whilst similar in spirit, is envisioned as an award for the talent that this time last year wasn’t even on our radar, but this year caught our attention in a positive way… and is therefore someone that we’re tipping to bloom and flourish in the coming years. We discussed a number of potential winners before settling on our final pick, and before we announce the winner, it’s only fair to list a few honourable mentions, as these women all burst into our consciousness in 2012 and we’re banking on them becoming players in the coming years. Right near the top of the list is Chikara‘s own luchadora intergaláctica, Saturyne, who wowed us with fantastic aerial skills and fearlessness the like of which women’s wrestling has rarely seen. Canada’s Leah Von Dutch is starting to come into her own and command interest with her work both domestically and internationally. Over on this side of the pond, WAWW (soon to Bellatrix‘s) Penelope genuinely seems to improve by leaps and bounds every time we see her, while down in Florida, Santana Garrett has turned our heads with some really good performances in SHINE and a thoroughly enjoyable SHIMMER debut in October. However – our choice for Discovery of the Year goes to someone who snuck up on us and quickly became one to watch on every show she was on. (more…)
Women Superstars Uncensored kicks off a new era under new owners Beyond Wrestling with Full Steam Ahead, featuring Mercedes Martinez taking on LuFisto, and Jessicka Havok defending the WSU World Title against joint top contenders Lexxus and Alicia.
1. nCw Femmes Fatales International Champion Kalamity pinned Leva Bates in a non-title match with a Kalamity Driver.
2. Tina San Antonio defeated Brittney Savage by pinning her with a roll up with her feet on the ropes.
3. Addy Starr beat Jessie Brooks with a running forearm.
4. Mercedes Martinez v LuFisto went to a 30 minute time limit draw.
5. Saturyne pinned Niya with a victory roll to earn a spot on WSU’s roster.
6. WSU Tag Team Champions Sassy Stephie & Allysin Kay beat Annie Social & Kimber Lee in a non-title match when Lee was unable to continue.
7. WSU Spirit Champion Marti Belle successfully defended the title against Nikki Addams by pinning her with a Pedigree.
8. WSU Champion Jessicka Havok retained her title against Alicia & Lexxus in a 3-way when she rolled up Alicia for the pinfall. (more…)
October 17, 2012 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: Addy Starr, Alicia, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Brittney Savage, Ezavel Suena, Jana, Jennifer Cruz, Jessicka Havok, Jessie Brooks, Kalamity, Kimber Lee, Leva Bates, Lexxus, LuFisto, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Nikki Addams, Niya, Sassy Stephie, Saturyne, Tina San Antonio, WSU | 1 Comment »
The build up for it has been long, but it is finally here – Women Superstars Uncensored returns this evening with Full Steam Ahead, a stacked card designed to mark the new era of the promotion under the ownership of Beyond Wrestling. You can take a look at the card by clicking here, but there has already been three intergender matches featuring WSU’s titleholders as part of a mini-card ahead of the main show…
1. Marti Belle pinned Jaka following a Pedigree.
2. Allysin Kay & Sassy Stephie beat Sugar Dunkerton & Aaron Epic – Kay pinned Epic following a suplex variation.
3. Jessicka Havok defeated Mark Angel with an Air Raid Crash.
So, a clean sweep for the women in the pre-show, and they will all be in action on Full Steam Ahead. Click after the jump for results at they happen when the show kicks off at 8pm EST, courtesy of Dave Muscarella & Gary Cassista… (more…)
October 13, 2012 | Categories: Report | Tags: Addy Starr, Alicia, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Brittney Savage, Ezavel Suena, Jana, Jennifer Cruz, Jessicka Havok, Jessie Brooks, Kalamity, Kimber Lee, Leva Bates, Lexxus, LuFisto, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Nikki Addams, Niya, Sassy Stephie, Saturyne, Tina San Antonio, WSU | Leave A Comment »
Thursday seems to be a peculiar day to launch a new promotion, but that is what happened this week when Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling made its debut in Rahway, NJ. Promising a tournament to crown its first champion, sixteen women would be paired down to 8 on the first show, with the next rounds taking place on subsequent shows. However, the birth of Pro Wrestling Syndicate‘s all-women offshoot division has been anything but a smooth one – in fact, this one could be described as breached…
Firstly, there is the abbreviation of the promotion’s name, which put off some wrestlers. Angelina Love was approached to appear on the show, but declined due to the acronym being BLOW. Others – both wrestlers and fans – have been critical of the overly smutty nature of the name, though as Annie Social discussed with us earlier this week, it was thought up as a tongue in cheek, less serious approach to wrestling – and as PWS themselves have pointed out, nobody complains about a promotion on TV with the initials TNA. (more…)
October 13, 2012 | Categories: Report | Tags: Amber O'Neal, Annie Social, Becky Bayless, BLOW, Brittney Savage, Christina Von Eerie, Jewells Malone, Katie Lea, Lexxus, Luscious Latasha, Marti Belle, Mia Yim, Missy Sampson, Nikki Addams, Queen Maya, Sienna DuVall, Silvie Silver, Sumie Sakai | 2 Comments »
It is a busy time on the east coast of the United States over the next week with two all-female wrestling shows taking place 60 miles apart within the span of three days. The first is the Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling iPPV on Thursday night, which generated a lot of buzz (admittedly mostly negative) for its acronym. Second is Women Superstars Uncensored, which returns after a four month absence under the umbrella of new owners Beyond Wrestling with a stacked card. Annie Social – who returns to Fight Like A Girl after being on 13 months ago – features in high-profile encounters on both cards, and discusses both shows during this interview.
Annie also talks about her opponent on Thursday, Alexxis Nevaeh, tag team partner Kimber Lee, why she is upset with WSU’s fans, and a jaw-dropping story where she survived a drive-by shooting. She also talks about that Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling abbreviation – and if you think about it, we’re all used to the shortening of Total Nonstop Action now…
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