Unlike its last few big-time offerings, which have been shown on iPPV before being released on DVD, this weekend’s Women Superstars Uncensored shows are going straight to the WSU shop. The promotion have two shows in Union City, NJ tonight, with the main matches being Mercedes Martinez defending the WSU World Title against Lexxus, and the increasingly-impressive Jessicka Havok taking on “The WSU Icon” Alicia in a No Holds Barred match.
After the jump, you’ll find all the results. Enjoy. (more…)
August 7, 2011 | Categories: News | Tags: Allysin Kay, Amber, Amy Lee, Annie Social, Barbie, Brittney Savage, Gabby Gilbert, Jana, Jennifer Cruz, Jessie Brooks, Lexxus, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Monique, Nikki Stx, Niya, Rain, Sassy Stephie, Serena Deeb, Tina San Antonio, Violet, WSU | 2 Comments »
For the past three years, WSU has held an Uncensored Rumble to crown a number one contender. Going into it this year, Jessicka Havok was the strongest contender to win it all, though she would have to go through Alicia in an Uncensored Rules match first. Also on the card, among other matches, was Sassy Stephanie’s first title defense against the veteran Rain, new tag team champions Boston Shore defending against the Belle Saints, Marti Belle and Tina San Antonio, and Mercedes Martinez defending her WSU Championship against Britney Savage. Would the show live up to the hype? Let’s find out…
The iPPV was 20 minutes late starting, but wrestling fans are somewhat used to this. The stream flickered on to show Amy Lee in the ring, cutting a promo on fans in the crowd. The less said about this, the better.
The show kicked off with Sassy Stephie defending her WSU Spirit title against the Radiant Rain (who arrived in a new outfit, and to Jetta’s music “Something Kinda Oooh” – nice nod to her former tag team partner). What we saw was a strong, solid opening contest between a veteran and a woman who has only been wrestling since 2007. But despite Rain’s experience, Stephie fought back and delivered a Kiss My Sass to retain the Spirit title. Both women looked excellent, and it was a great match to start the iPPV off with. (more…)
June 26, 2011 | Categories: Report | Tags: Alicia, Allison Danger, Allysin Kay, Amber, Amy Lee, Annie Social, Barbie, Belle Saints, Boston Shore, Brittney Savage, Cindy Rogers, Jamilia Craft, Jana, Jennifer Cruz, Jessicka Havok, Jillian Hall, Kristin Astara, Lexxus, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Monique, Nikki Roxx, Nikki Styx, Niya, Rain, Rick Cataldo, Sassy Stephie, Serena Deeb, Tina San Antonio, WSU | 3 Comments »
“I hate wrestling”.
I’ve said this quite a few times during conversations with people, and generally, the topic which causes me to say the aforementioned statement is TNA Wrestling (or Impact Wrestling, whatever they want to be called this week).
Unlike most other Roundups, instead of reporting the big news (as there is none) I’m venting about the decline about the Knockouts division and for me, how it’s probably the most hair-extractingly frustrating thing in wrestling today. I equate it to having a child who you know is a genius, but instead decides to hit the crack pipe – you know it’s capable of so much more, but makes the decision to screw things up, and it saddens you, as you know said child is capable of so much.
Remember when everyone used to rave about TNA’s women’s division and how it was so much more varied and dynamic than the WWE Divas, and how the wrestling was in a different league in terms of quality? Remember how it used to be the place that female wrestlers aspired to go, believing that it would give them the freedom to do what they love to do on national and international TV? Those days are long gone, though that belief still lingers on.
Sacrifice, Victory Road, Slammiversary – all of the Knockouts offerings were no better than average, and at worst, were really bad. The reasons for this all come down to the Knockouts being a victim of their initial success. They’re being overbooked to the nth degree. (more…)
June 14, 2011 | Categories: Roundup | Tags: Angelina Love, Annie Social, Beth Phoenix, Chii Tomiya, Courtney Rush, Hikaru Shida, Ice Ribbon, Impact Wrestling, Kana, Karen Jarrett, Kharma, Lin Byron, Madusa, Makoto, Natalya, PWWA, Rosa Mendes, Rosita, Sarita, TNA, Velvet Sky, WAWW, Winter, WWE | 1 Comment »
The Big News
Hide your kids, hide your wife – Wrestlicious is back.
On Monday, it was announced that the second season of TakeDown would be shown on a cable network owned by Viacom. That could mean it could be hosted on Comedy Central, an MTV channel, VH1 or even Spike – the channel which currently hosts TNA TV.
In the official press release, Union Square Agency, with whom Wrestlicious has formed this partnership, says it will provide sponsorship sales, television production, syndication, media sales, event extensions, venue selection, strategic partnerships and manage licensing and merchandising.
Wrestlicious launched on TV in the US and Canada last year, two years after host and producer Johnny Cafarella and Jimmy Hart teamed up with Jonathan Vargas, a 19-year old who won $35.3 million on the Powerball Lottery. The original concept for Wrestlicious was dreamt up in 2003 when Hart produced a pilot for Crush, which was exactly the same as what Wrestlicious is – a mix of cartoony wrestling with comedy skits spliced in. Featuring wrestlers like Melina, Lacey, Rain and Cheerleader Melissa, it had proper wrestlers as well as models who would be trained up – sound familiar? Some of the characters were even recycled – the Felony character was originally played in Crush by Melissa, but seeing as she was contracted to TNA at the time, Felony was played by Rain in Wrestlicious. (more…)
May 17, 2011 | Categories: Roundup | Tags: AAA, Alicia Fox, Annie Social, Christina Crawford, Christy Hemme, Chyna, Diana, Impact Wrestling, Jillian Hall, joshi, Karen Jarrett, Kellie Skater, Kelly Kelly, Kharma, Layla, Madison Rayne, Madusa, Malia Hosaka, Mia Yim, Mickie James, Moeka Haruhi, Rosita, Tara, TNA, Tough Enough, Winter, Wrestlicious, WWE | Leave A Comment »
It’s a busy time in Japan when it comes to visitors from the American side of women’s wrestling.
First off, there’s Serena Deeb returning to SMASH this week for shows on April 30, May 1 and 3 – the last of which will face her toughest battle in the country to date when she takes on Kana. The two have been exchanging words, with Serena turning to YouTube – check out the videos here and here – and Kana speaking her mind in a great interview with Dirty Dirty Sheets.
Meanwhile, earlier today we learned that former Women Of Wrestling Podcast guests Rain and Annie Social are also flying over to Japan next month to compete in new joshi promotion Diana, run by 23-year veteran Kyoko Inoue. We know that Social will be wrestling in Kawasaki on May 15, and in Saku a week later; Rain has tweeted that she will be arriving on May 12, and will be there for 12 days.
We at Ringbelles are loving how international women’s wrestling is getting. Part of that is down to necessity, as it is a small audience (and fighting over the scraps is hugely counterproductive), and combining for the greater good means that all wrestlers get to expand their horizons, make new contacts, work with new faces and improve their game. Everybody wins.
The debut of Pro-Wrestling SUN in Jackson, NJ was a great success! Thank you to those who were able to make the trip out there to share in the our day. Here is the fallout from SUNrise:
Mercedes Martinez (WSU) and Kellie Skater (PWWA) opened the show with a fantastic match that saw gratuitous amounts of shenanigans from the Aussie, yet they were no match for Latina Sensation. Skater fell to the Fisherman Buster from the reigning WSU Champion.
March 23, 2011 | Categories: Report | Tags: Allison Danger, Annie Social, Kellie Skater, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Mia Svensson, Mia Yim, Mistress Belmont, Pro Wrestling SUN, Roxie Cotton, Sara Del Rey, Sumie Sakai | Leave A Comment »
SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles was forced to miss the main event of Pro Wrestling SUN today, as she has been in hospital for undisclosed reasons. Eagles tweeted:
Very sad to have missed the SUN show, but I have been detained in hospital since yesterday and won’t be out for a while yet to come…
The main event of the show was changed to feature Sara Del Rey challenging Allison Danger for the SUN title – Death Rey won the belt with a stunner.
In other results from the show, Mercedes Martinez defeated Kellie Skater, Harajuku Masume (Roxie Cotton and Sumie Sakai) retained the World-1 Tag Team titles by beating Roxie’s former tag team partners Annie Social and Marti Belle, and Mia Svensson beat Mia Yim by DQ by conning the ref into believing Yim had hit her with a wrench. Following the contest, Yim challenged Svensson to a streetfight for the the next SUN show.
March 20, 2011 | Categories: Notes | Tags: Allison Danger, Annie Social, Kellie Skater, Madison Eagles, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Mia Svensson, Mia Yim, Pro Wrestling SUN, Roxie Cotton, Sara Del Rey, Sumie Sakai | Leave A Comment »
The Women of Wrestling Podcast turns 18 and celebrates with a dual guest show featuring Roxie Cotton & Christina Von Eerie talking their big upcoming appearances at Pro Wrestling SUN in Jackson, NJ this weekend and SHIMMER Women Athletes in Berwyn, IL next weekend respectively. First up is Roxie, who talks about Fabulous Moolah being a career influence, suffering motion sickness whilst wrestling, first-hand experience of death-match wrestling (including the truly unbelievable story of BB Walls at the 2007 Queen of the Death Matches tournament),tagging with Annie Social as the Beat Down Betties, her unique character, her desire to touch Tyler Black and her burgeoning stand-up comedy side-project. Then it’s time for Christina Von Eerie, one of the most striking women in the business who talks how she fell into pro-wrestling through punk rock, wrestling on the West Coast, getting her big break in AAA in Mexico and working with the Apache Sisters, her TNA aspirations (she had a try-out last year) and hopes for her SHIMMER debut. Also… learn about Puke and Spit. Really.
Two pretty awesome women that you might not know a lot about, but you really should. Plus Stew & Lee run down some of the news coming out of Femmes Fatales last weekend, and the potentially huge story surrounding the Scream Queen Daffney‘s worker’s comp claim against TNA.
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The Big Five
Manami Toyota, lauded as being one of, if not THE best women’s wrestler to have ever lived, is slated to participate in what’s described as the biggest tournament in pro-wrestling – CHIKARA’s King Of Trios.
Toyota made her debut for the promotion on September 18 last year in Baltimore, Maryland, where she defeated Daizee Haze in her first match on American soil. The following day in Brooklyn, New York, Toyota and Mike Quackenbush defeated the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (Claudio Castagnoli and Sara Del Rey) in a tag team match.
Manami – who will be 40 when the event takes place – will team with current Campeones de Parejas (Tag Team Champions) Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw in the 16 team, three night tournament. Other teams announced for King Of Trios include F.I.S.T., the Colony, the Throwbacks and the Osirian Portal.
King Of Trios takes place at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, PA on the weekend of April 15-17. (more…)
February 15, 2011 | Categories: Roundup | Tags: Alicia Fox, Annie Social, Britani Knight, Carley Rae, CHIKARA, Eve Torres, Ice Ribbon, Jetta, Laura Mattano, Madsion Eagles, Manami Toyota, Maria Kanellis, Melodi, Nikki Roxx, Pro Wrestling: EVE, Roxie Cotton, Sara Del Rey, SHIMMER, Sumie Sakai, Sweet Saraya, TNA, WSU, WWE | Leave A Comment »
Episode 8 with Annie Social
The Women of Wrestling Podcast returns with another episode filled with hot women, wrestlers, midgets, cripples, dancers and more. Oh, no wait… that’s the Dangerous Women of Wrestling PPV that’s being taped in Philly this Thursday. However, we’ve got a big part of that event on the show though – namely North Killadelphia’s own Annie Social. On this episode we discuss not only her own homecoming on that show, but her career to date – a career that spans WSU, JAPW, SHIMMER and even Carmen Electra’s NWWL. Annie had quite the non traditional route into the wrestling business, and you can hear her talk about it here, along with stories of the Dunkin Donuts that never opens its doors, the joy of Tom Hanks and disappointing afterparties at the Playboy Mansion. Annie also talks about how she’s dealt with people judging her based on a perceived reputation, and there are one or two examples of colourful language. Download at your discretion.
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