At the time, we gave our initial impressions of the acquisition, and also spoke to new owner Drew Cordiero as part of episode 42 of the Women Of Wrestling Podcast – and left feeling impressed with the direction being taken, especially since we had issues in the past with small attendance numbers and poor production of the iPPVs. Next month, WSU returns to Deer Park, NY for its first card under the Beyond Wrestling umbrella as part of three events over the span of one day – with one of those being an interpromotional show, followed by the comeback WSU event, entitled Full Steam Ahead. (more…)
September 27, 2012 | Categories: News | Tags: Addy Starr, Alicia, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Brittney Savage, Jessicka Havok, Jessie Brooks, Kalamity, Kimber Lee, Leva Bates, Lexxus, LuFisto, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, NCW:FF, Nikki Addams, Niya, Sassy Stephie, Saturyne, Tina San Antonio, WSU | 4 Comments »
Third time this year in AIW for Yim & Kay – this time inside a fifteen foot (pink) steel cage, while we get one more (final) war between Hailey Hatred & Sara Del Rey. Meanwhile, we witness the birth of The Social Network.
1. Athena (1-0) pinned Sassy Stephie (0-3) with an O-Face.
2. Thunderkitty (1-0) pinned Trash Cassidy (0-2) after Cassidy swung a chair and it bounced back to hit her in the face.
3. “The Social Network” (Nikki St. John (1-0) & Annie Social (1-1)) bt Heidi Lovelace (0-3) & Angel Dust (1-3) when Nikki pinned Angel Dust. Post match, Lovelace joined “The Social Network”.
4. Kimber Lee (1-2) pinned Melanie Cruise (1-1) with a rollup.
5. Pondo Rules Match: Crazy Mary Dobson (3-0) pinned Lil Naughty (0-1) after a senton. Post match, The Social Network beat down Dobson.
6. Veda Scott (2-2) pinned Courtney Rush (0-1) with an inside cradle.
7. Hailey Hatred (8-0) pinned Sara Del Rey (2-4) with a running Ligerbomb.
8. AIW Absolute Women’s Title / Steel Cage Match: Allysin Kay (c) (4-1) bt Mia Yim (1-3) via hanging gogoplata submission.
September 10, 2012 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: AIW, Allysin Kay, Angel Dust, Annie Social, Athena, Cherry Bomb, Courtney Rush, Crazy Mary Dobson, Girls Night Out, Hailey Hatred, Heidi Lovelace, Kimber Lee, Leah Von Dutch, Lil Naughty, Melanie Cruise, Mia Yim, Nikki St John, Sammy Geodollno, Sara Del Rey, Sassy Stephie, Thunderkitty, Trash Cassidy, Veda Scott | 1 Comment »
Women’s Extreme Wrestling hosts a five match card at New Alhambra Arena (ECW Arena) in Philadelphia, PA. Two championships are on the line – with one being a guarantee of seeing a title change due to it being vacant – as well as a Blindfold Match and a Hardcore Street Fight.
1. Lucy Furr defeated T.H.A.I. in a Blindfold Match when T.H.A.I. passed out in a “smother”.
2. Jazz made Christie Ricci tap out to an STF.
3. Annie Social & Sumie Sakai beat the Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew (Lacey & Rain) to win the vacant WEW Tag Team Championship. Sakai pinned Lacey with a schoolboy.
4. The Hardcore Street Fight between Amy Lee & Butch went to a no-contest.
5. Talia Madison pinned Angel Orsini with a tornado bulldog headlock to win the WEW Championship.
• Lucy Furr (AKA Daffney) cheated in her Blindfold Match to beat T.H.A.I. Lucy took off her blindfold to attack her opponent, and nobody could admonish her as the ref is “blind” and doing a Stevie Wonder send-up. Lucy smothered T.H.A.I. with her bosom until she is unconscious, and even though she’s on her front, the ref counted her down.
• Jazz beat Christi Ricci with an STF, which was apparently the same move she used to win on the previous WEW show.
• Annie Social and Sumie Sakai won the vacant WEW Tag Team Championship by beating the Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew. Sakai and Social are painted as a real odd couple with a real language gap.
• Amy Lee and Butch (who is Canadian Jaime D, AKA Sirelda in TNA) go to a no-contest in their Hardcore Street Fight when the ref is sandwiched between them as they go through a table. Another ref throws the match out.
• Talia Madison (AKA Velvet Sky) won the WEW Championship from Angel Orsini thanks to an assist from her manager Noel Harlow. Jazz then came out to stake her claim to the belt. (more…)
You’ll have seen the nose break, you’ll have watched the no holds barred rematch, you’ll have listened to Allysin Kay on the Women of Wrestling Podcast – and now the waiting is over, as Absolute Intense Wrestling presents Girls Night Out 7, headlined by a championship match in a Steel Cage, as Allysin Kay defends against Mia Yim in the match to settle their rivalry.
That’s far from all on the show, as we get a potentially show-stealing matchup between Sara Del Rey and Hailey Hatred – both rightly recognised as two of the absolute best in the world today. Courtney Rush makes her AIW debut, taking on Veda Scott – who has a history of strong performances at these GNO events, while Ohio’s own Sassy Stephie welcomes another Canadian, Leah Von Dutch – who is also making her GNO debut in singles action. Click through after the cut for live results. (more…)
August 4, 2012 | Categories: Report | Tags: AIW, Allysin Kay, Angel Dust, Annie Social, Athena, Cherry Bomb, Courtney Rush, Crazy Mary Dobson, Girls Night Out, Hailey Hatred, Kimber Lee, Leah Von Dutch, Lil Naughty, Melanie Cruise, Mia Yim, Miss Heidi, Nikki St John, Sara Del Rey, Sassy Stephie, Thunderkitty, Trash Cassidy, Veda Scott | Leave A Comment »
As we discussed in this week’s Roundup, it’s the end of an era for Women Superstars Uncensored, as the ownership changes hands tonight, with the new owners being announced during the iPPV being shown on Go Fight Live. The main event match pits WSU Champion Jessicka Havok defending the title against Mercedes Martinez in a Casket Match (an image of which you can see to your left), with other matches at the top of the card being Sassy Stephie v Brittney Savage in an Uncensored Rules match, Lexxus taking on Alicia, and Allysin Kay meeting newcomer Terra Calaway.
Elsewhere, the WSU and nCw: Femmes Fatales relationship kicks off with Kalamity defending the International Championship against Sweet Cherrie, and LuFisto wrestling Leva Bates. At the start of next month, the roles are reversed, as the Midwest Militia of Havok, Kay and Stephie travel to Montreal to face Courtney Rush and two undetermined partners.
The other big encounter tonight is the Uncensored Rumble itself, with the winner becoming the number one contender to the WSU title. Lee’s pick to win was Rain, but she has had to miss show due to illness, so with that prediction out of the window, we will be watching like everyone else to see who emerges as the victor.
We will be adding results as they happen here on the site, so click after the jump and keep refreshing to keep up with all the goings on.
June 16, 2012 | Categories: Report | Tags: Alicia, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Bonesaw, Brittney Savage, Ezavel Suena, Jana, Jennifer Cruz, Jessicka Havok, Kalamity, Kimber Lee, Leva Bates, Lexxus, LuFisto, Luscious Latasha, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Nikki Syxx, Rain, Sweet Cherrie, Terra Calaway, Tina San Antonio, WSU | 3 Comments »
Opportunity knocks for Mia Yim & Allysin Kay, promoted to the main event of Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Girls Night Out 6 in a match for the AIW Women’s Championship. Oh yes, and there’s that whole business of a broken nose to settle too.
1. KC pinned Miss Heidi with a Rydeen Bomb
2. Hailey Hatred pinned Leva Bates with a Running Liger Bomb
3. Melanie Cruise pinned Taylor Made with an Argentine Backbreaker faceplant
4. Death Match: “Crazy” Mary Dobson pinned Trash Cassidy with a rollup
5. Cherry Bomb pinned Sassy Stephie with a BSE
6. Taeler Hendrix pinned Annie Social (w/ Sammy Geodollno) with a schoolgirl
7. Jennifer Blake pinned Kimber Lee with a pump-handle Michinoku Driver
8. Sara Del Rey beat Veda Scott via submission to a YES! Lock
9. Hailey Hatred pinned Jenny Rose with a Tiger Suplex
10. AIW Absolute Women’s Championship: Allysin Kay pinned Mia Yim with a back suplex in an unsanctioned, no rules grudge match to win the vacant AIW Absolute Women’s Championship. (more…)
May 10, 2012 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: AIW, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Cherry Bomb, Crazy Mary Dobson, Gabriella Vanderpool, Hailey Hatred, Jennifer Blake, Jenny Rose, KC, Kimber Lee, Leva Bates, Melanie Cruise, Mia Yim, Miss Heidi, Sammy Geodollno, Sara Del Rey, Sassy Stephie, Taeler Hendrix, Taylor Made, Trash Cassidy, Veda Scott | 3 Comments »
Women Superstars Uncensored return for their second shows of the month with the double DVD taping, taking in the annual J-Cup tournament. Tina San Antonio takes on former partner Marti Belle in an Uncensored Rules match, Jana pulling double duty by taking on WSU Queen of the Ring Jennifer Cruz, as well as teaming with Luscious Latasha to challenge Allysin Kay and Sassy Stephie for the Tag Team Championship, while fellow Midwest Militia member Jessicka Havok makes her first defence of the WSU Championship against former titleholder Mercedes Martinez.
Unfortunately, the show has been hit with a snag, as J-Cup participant Christina Von Eerie had flight issues, so she is out, and has been replaced by promising rookie Kimber Lee. The other participants are Alicia, Brittney Savage, Annie Social, Athena, Lexxus, Ezavel Suena & Nikki Syxx.
Click after the jump, and we will update you with results as they happen, courtesy of David Muscarella. (more…)
April 28, 2012 | Categories: Report | Tags: Alicia, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Athena, Bonesaw, Brittney Savage, Ezavel Suena, Jana, Jennifer Cruz, Jenny Rose, Jessicka Havok, Kimber Lee, Lexxus, Luscious Latasha, Nikki Syxx, Rick Cataldo, Sassy Stephie, WSU | 8 Comments »
There have been a lot of promotions that have rocked through south Philadelphia’s diminutive mecca of pro wrestling on West Ritner Street. Viking Hall, ECW Arena, XPW Arena, Alhambra Arena, Asylum Arena… it has had many names, and has played host to promotions like Extreme Championship Wrestling, CHIKARA, Combat Zone Wrestling, Women’s Extreme Wrestling, Pro Pain Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Another one which is overlooked is Pro Wrestling Unplugged, a promotion that launched in 2004 and ran regular cards at the old bingo hall and featured women’s wrestling matches which were not designed to be a bathroom break, but as competitive contests with storylines, featuring names like Sumie Sakai, Mercedes Martinez and Alere Little Feather.
Today’s Retro features a match from PWU’s We Won’t Die show from December 15, 2007 featuring Women’s Champion Annie Social defending against recent retiree Cindy Rogers with the added fly in the ointment being that Amy Lee is the special referee, and she was the woman that Social defeated for the title. Based on the edginess of the production, you can see why all three ended up becoming part of the roster of Women Superstars Uncensored… (more…)
Against a backdrop of reported financial problems (spawning the twitter hashtag of #saveaiw), Ohio’s Absolute Intense Wrestling presented the sixth edition of their popular “Girls Night Out” series from Turners Hall, Cleveland, OH. You can get yourself up to date on what’s going on with AIW’s women’s division with website reviews of Girls Night Out 4 & 5, our exclusive Women of Wrestling Podcast with former AIW Women’s Champion Mickie Knuckles and our recent Fight Like A Girl audio show with debutante Taeler Hendrix.
Main-evented by Allysin Kay and Mia Yim, their rematch stemmed from GNO5′s nose-breaking incident which resulted in an unsanctioned no-rules grudge match for the currently vacant AIW Absolute Women’s Championship – a title held most recently by Knuckles. Click through to after the cut the results, collated courtesy of David Muscarella… (more…)
April 16, 2012 | Categories: Report | Tags: AIW, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, Cherry Bomb, Crazy Mary Dobson, Gabriella Vanderpool, Girls Night Out, Hailey Hatred, Jennifer Blake, Jenny Rose, KC, Kimber Lee, Leva Bates, Melanie Cruise, Mia Yim, Miss Heidi, Sara Del Rey, Sassy Stephie, Taeler Hendrix, Taylor Made, Trash Cassidy, Veda Scott | Leave A Comment »
Last night, Women Superstars Uncensored presented its fifth year anniversary show live on GoFightLive, featuring Mercedes Martinez defending her WSU World Title against #1 contender, the unbeaten Jessicka Havok. We featured live results as they came in, and you can now click through after the cut for a full review of the iPPV.
01. J-Cup Qualifier: Athena bt Leva Bates via pinfall (O-Face)
02. First Time Ever: Lexxus bt Rain via pinfall (Victory Roll Counter to the Acid Rain)
03. “Bones & Roses” (“Bonesaw” Jessie Brooks & Jenny Rose) bt Rick Cataldo & Isabel Suena (Rose pinned Cataldo with a top rope cross body)
04. Jennifer Cruz bt Becky Bayless (Cruz sat down on a Sunset Flip attempt and held the ropes)
05. Grudge Match: Marti Belle bt Tina San Antonio via pinfall (Small package reversal to a Figure Four Leglock)
06. Uncensored Rules Tag Match: Sassy Stephie & Allysin Kay bt Alicia & Brittney Savage (Stephie pinned Savage with a Kiss My Sass after Alicia had been put through a door with a 3D)
07. WSU Tag Team Titles: The Soul Sisters (Jana & Luscious Latasha) bt Lexxus & X (first it was Ring announcer Destiny, then it was Tina San Antonio) (Latasha pinned Lexxus following an Enzugiri) *TITLE CHANGE*
- – New #1 contenders Sassy Stephie & Allysin Kay interrupt The Soul Sisters’ celebrations and challenge for an impromptu match…
08. WSU Tag Team Titles: Sassy Stephie & Allysin Kay bt The Soul Sisters (Latasha submits to Allysin Kay’s reverse jujigatame) *TITLE CHANGE*
09. J-Cup Qualifier: April Hunter bt Annie Social via submission (Regal Stretch)
10. WSU World Title: Jessicka Havok bt Mercedes Martinez via pinfall (Both women came off the top rope and went through a table – Havok draped an arm across Martinez) *TITLE CHANGE*
Click after the jump for a full review, a gallery of images from the show, and some post-show video footage. (more…)
March 4, 2012 | Categories: Report | Tags: Alicia, Allysin Kay, Annie Social, April Hunter, Athena, Becky Bayless, Bonesaw, Brittney Savage, Ezavel Suena, Jennifer Cruz, Jenny Rose, Jessicka Havok, Leva Bates, Lexxus, Marti Belle, Mercedes Martinez, Rain, Rick Cataldo, Sassy Stephie, Tina San Antonio, WSU | 2 Comments »
A look back at the choice cuts of Women Superstars Uncensored from the promotion’s iPPVs and DVD releases.
The Final Chapter (January 22)
Jessicka Havok pinned Nikki Roxx with an Air Raid Crash in an Uncensored Rules match
4 Year Anniversary (March 5)
Mercedes Martinez defeated Serena Deeb with a Fisherman Buster to retain the WSU Championship
4 Year Anniversary (March 5)
Alicia beat Jazz with a Yakuza Kick
J-Cup (April 2)
Brittney Savage defeated Sassy Stephie with an Ace Crusher to win the tournament
Uncensored Rumble IV (June 25)
Kristin Astara b Jillian Hall via DQ
Uncensored Rumble IV (June 25)
Jessicka Havok defeated Alicia in an Uncensored Rules match after Alicia’s mother threw in the towel
Uncensored Rumble IV (June 25)
Cindy Rogers made Allison Danger tap out to the TCB
Martinez v Lexxus (August 6)
Serena Deeb beat Annie Social with a spear
Great Championship Wrestling (September 24)
Jessicka Havok pinned Rain following an Air Raid Crash to win the Spirit Championship
Breaking Barriers 2 (November 19)
April Hunter made Jennifer Cruz with a head and arm submission hold
Breaking Barriers 2 (November 19)
Melina beat Lexxus with the Sunset Split
• Serena Deeb‘s heel character is just superb. She’s an old-school rulebreaker, using cheap tactics, mouthing off to the fans and getting more and more annoyed as the match with Mercedes Martinez continues. At one point, she even yelled at her own hand after an attempt at an overhand chop didn’t elicit the loud slap that she had hoped for. Brilliant.
• The ending of Alicia v Jazz was abrupt, but so hard hitting that you never questioned the credibility of the ending. A straight knockout from a Yakuza Kick saw the veteran Jazz soundly defeated. She got on the mic after the match, made no excuses, said the better wrestler won and put over the fans.
• You can see how 2011 was Jessicka Havok‘s year in WSU. She is featured three times on the DVD, more than anyone else – and that includes WSU Champion Martinez, who is only featured once.
• Cindy Rogers went for it in her final match against Allison Danger, and it showed.
• Serena Deeb and Annie Social beat the piss out of each other. It took a while to get going, but when it did, goodness gracious.
Click after the jump for more thoughts. (more…)
February 12, 2012 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: Alicia, Allison Danger, Annie Social, April Hunter, Brittney Savage, Cindy Rogers, Jazz, Jennifer Cruz, Jessicka Havok, Jillian Hall, Kristin Astara, Lexxus, Melina, Mercedes Martinez, Nikki Roxx, Rain, Sassy Stephie, Serena Deeb, WSU | 2 Comments »
A year after discussing her career on the Women Of Wrestling Podcast, Killadelphia’s Annie Social joins us on the latest episode of Fight Like A Girl to talk about medieval action movie Kingdom Of Gladiators, in which she plays Teela, a fighting female of the highest order. The DVD has recently been released in Japan with a badass cover, and will be available in the UK on September 19.
You can get a sneak peek of the film by checking out the trailer here.
Annie tells us about how she ended up being asked to be part of the movie, how much she knew of the script before agreeing to it, and wearing a chain-mail bra while swinging a giant sword around.
As part of our 15 minute chat with the former WSU Tag Team Champion, Annie also tells us about her new merchandise, which includes t-shirts, dog tags and a world of promo photos, and her upcoming plans for wrestling, which will send her to Japan for another stint with Kyoko Inoue‘s new promotion, Diana.
(left click on picture to stream, right click and “save as” to download)
Don’t forget to leave us a comment below!
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, 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, 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.
(left click on picture to stream, right click and “save as” to download)
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.
Follow Annie Social on twitter | Annie Social fanpage on facebook
(left click on picture to stream, right click and “save as” to download)