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New RESPECT issue released

The latest issue of Captured Beauty’s RESPECT magazine’s available, with some great articles for you to check out…

Featured in this month’s issue include an interview with Cheerleader Melissa on the Raisha Saeed and Alissa Flash characters, her reasons for leaving TNA and the ethos of the Female Fight League; a piece on Mickie James becoming the first owman to win the TNA Knockouts Title as well as the WWE Women’s and Divas titles; an article written by Mercedes Martinez which includes her goals for 2011 and what her latest tattoo means, and; a biopic of Britani Knight, including her recent success in SHIMMER and Pro Wrestling: EVE.

You’ll also find results, news and reviews – including one of SHIMMER Volume 36.

To read the latest issue, just click the image to the left.

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Ringbelles Roundup (26 April 2011)

The Big News

One of only of a handful of transgendered wrestlers in the world has made history again.

The original WILD Wrestling match scheduled for the show at Insane Wrestling League in Chino, CA, last Friday was meant to be Buggy taking on Allison Danger. When that was announced as no longer taking place, champion Lucky O’Shea was drafted in to face a mystery opponent. That turned out to be “The Bloodthirsty Vixen” Amanda, who defeated O’Shea to win the title.

Standing 5’9” and weighing 140lb and hailing from Long Beach, CA, 28-year old Mariah Moreno started out as a manager, then trained at the Santino Bros Wrestling Academy in Bell Gardens in 2008 before making her debut a year later.

Speaking to the Windy City Times at the end of last year, Amanda described when she started living her life as a woman in her teenage years: “I was born male and, at age 15, I decided to start living my life as a female,” said Moreno, who had breast-augmentation surgery about five years ago. “I plan on going forward with [full transition] surgery within the next five to seven years.” (more…)


Whoa Nelly! Britani Knight not signed to WWE… yet

Despite reports claiming that it has been confirmed that Pro Wrestling: EVE champion Britani Knight has been signed by World Wrestling Entertainment, the woman herself has turned to her Facebook page to personally tell us the situation:

woahhh thanks the congratulations but i dont even know whats going on yet! Hopefully though guys fingers crossed!

The 18-year old daughter of British wrestling legends Ricky Knight and Sweet Saraya received a second tryout with WWE before last night NXT and SmackDown tapings in London after impressing officials during the promotions tour last year.

Knight is on both WWE and TNA’s radar, but as she has told us herself, nothing has been confirmed or set in stone. So let’s all just… relax… (more…)


Ringbelles Roundup (19 April 2011)

The Big News

Card subject to change.

It’s a phrase used by nearly all wrestling promotions to cover themselves in case an advertised match doesn’t happen, or an advertised wrestler doesn’t appear. While no promotion wants to let down the paying audience, sometimes circumstances happen and alternative decisions have to be made. It’s the nature of the beast when you’re dealing with a high-contact sport such as professional wrestling – accidents and injuries happen, transport fails, some even hold up promoters for more money. Whatever the reason, it’s a useful get-out clause if what you had planned can’t materialise.

TNA forgot those four words on Sunday at Lockdown.

Instead of engaging in a competitive contest which would put over the might and will of the champion and thusly make the title mean more when the challenger defeats her, Mickie James ended Madison Rayne’s record 188-day run as Knockouts Champion in just 34 seconds. This was because James still hasn’t fully recovered from the separated shoulder she suffered a few weeks ago – in fact, Dave Meltzer reports that James arrived at Lockdown in Cincinnati, OH with her arm still in a sling, and only took it off for the match before putting it back on when she got to the back.

If this is the case, it explains why the match was so short, but doesn’t explain why the match had to happen at all. (more…)


The Pocket Volcano Erupts: All that SHIMMERs is gold

Ever since the next set of SHIMMER Women Athletes tapings were announced in November 2010, I had been anxiously awaiting March to get here. The first SHIMMER show I attended in person had been in September 2010. It met every expectation I had had – and then some. So needless to say, I couldn’t wait for the next tapings. However, there were a couple of extra reasons I was looking forward to Volumes 37 – 40, aside from the usual fantastic wrestling and hanging out with friends.

First, these would be MsChif’s return to SHIMMER after suffering a shoulder injury back in September. Granted, I had seen her for the first time in person when Ring of Honor came to Louisville in December, when she wrestled Daizee Haze for her first match back after her injury. But there is a difference between seeing someone wrestle in ROH and someone wrestle in SHIMMER. I wanted to see MsChif on her home turf, and I had hopes that she would wrestle Madison Eagles in a rematch for the SHIMMER Championship.

Secondly, I had high hopes that LuFisto, one of my favourite wrestlers, would make her return to SHIMMER in March. Her early hardcore wrestling style had caught my attention, but as I watched her transition to SHIMMER, her in-ring prowess as well as her adorable outfits and mannerisms made me a fan. I sincerely wanted to see her in person for the first time but it wasn’t a given that she would be able to make it.

Third, with all the hype and the buzz about Saraya and Britani Knight, I wanted to see what they could do, what they would be like in the US. It’s one thing to see their matches online and on the Pro-Wrestling EVE DVDs, quite another to witness them live. After listening to the utterly enthralling interview done by the Ringbelles team (still available for download on the site – it’s a must-hear!), I was even more intrigued by Saraya. Could one woman who had been through so much physically and emotionally still have enough in her to live up to the demanding expectations of the SHIMMER crowd? Was Britani truly a “wrestling prodigy” as she had been described?

Fourth, the first match announced for Saturday’s taping was Ayumi Kurihara vs. Ayako Hamada. Two words: dream match. Fans of both women literally salivated at the potential of this match. The only question was, would it live up to expectations? (more…)


Ringbelles Roundup (12 April 2011)

The Big News

Two big stories coming out of the UK this week…

It was a rough yet rewarding weekend for Britani Knight. Suffering from what she thought was tonsillitis, the 18-year old member of the Knight Dynasty wrestled 5 matches in 28 hours on route to becoming the first ever Pro Wrestling: EVE champion. However, she was bedridden the next day with what turned out to be glandular fever, causing her to miss a date with her home promotion, World Association of Wrestling. We at Ringbelles wish her congratulations on her title win and also a speedy recovery from a nasty illness.

EVE’s title tournament turned out to be less complicated that the brackets would have led you to believe. Starting with FIVE four corner matches and a Last Chance Battle Royal for the losers to determine the quarter finalists, they were hurried through relatively quickly to leave us with singles matches which varied from fine to good – the standout matches of the first night featured Erin Angel v Nikki Storm and Britani v Jenny Sjodin in the quarters, and Sweet Saraya taking on Blue Nikita in a Last Woman Standing match. The return of Blue Nikita was something of a surprise after her relationship with EVE went sour after the first show – so when she ran in to attack Saraya in the opening match of the evening, it took many by surprise. It also meant that both voluntarily took themselves out of the tournament – Saraya was eligible for the Battle Royal and Blue Nikita never got to compete in her four-way contest due to brawling with Saraya before the bell – to compete in the Last Woman Standing affair, which Saraya won with a sunset powerbomb.

The Project nightclub was a makeshift venue after the Royal British Legion was pulled as a host due to licensing issues and complaints – somebody even called up the local radio station pretending to be EVE management to say the event at the Project had been completely cancelled – but as an environment for the audience, it was great. It was cosy, yet sat the fans comfortably with plenty of space, and felt safe yet anarchic. Apparently it was a little too cosy backstage, as there wasn’t much room for the wrestlers – of which there were around 20 – to change, but that could be changed if EVE decides to return to the venue – something the owners were pretty receptive to. (more…)


Pro Wrestling: EVE title tournment – Night 2 live results

Photo credit: Sarah Barraclough, http://www.britishwrestlingpictures.com, used with permission

Ringbelles is live at night two of Pro Wrestling: EVE’s title tournament, and will be bringing you results as they happen. Keep refreshing the page to keep up to date…

April Davids, Jenny Sjodin & Shanna beat Rhia O’Reilly, Erin Angel and Blue Nikita (who was in a tweener role).

Super Janey B beat Pollyanna with a top rope crossbody, then challenged either Carmel Jacob or Sara Marie Taylor for a match later.

Destiny beat Sweet Saraya with an avalanche and big splash.

Sara Marie Taylor & Carmel Jacob beat Kay Lee Ray and Liberty with stereo DDTs.

Semi final: Britani Knight beat Jetta with a Knight Light.

Semi final: Nikki Storm beat Alpha Female with interference from April Davids, Jenny Sjodin, Shanna, Carmel Jacob and Sara Marie Taylor.

Jenny Sjodin & April Davids beat Destiny & Amazon in a tornado tag match. All four carried on brawling afterwards.

Shanna beat Sweet Saraya with a top rope crossbody.

Erin Angel beat Blue Nikita with a moonsault.

Rhia O’Reilly beat Em Jay with a crucifix.

Super Janey B and Alpha Female beat Carmel Jacob and Sara Marie Taylor.

Britani Knight beat Nikki Storm with a Knight Light from the second rope to win the Pro Wrestling EVE Championship.

In quick notes from the show… The first contest was scheduled as a singles match between Blue Nikita & Erin Angel. Before the two could touch, The European Empire, led by Jetta, came out to ringside. Jetta explained that she had hired Blue Nikita yesterday to dispose of the Knights, and that she had failed – and was therefore of no use to the Empire any longer. Rhia O’Reilly then made an appearance, still hot at the Empire’s attack yesterday in Norwich which in her mind cost her a shot at the EVE gold. Jetta ended up explaining that as there were three of them (Angel, Nikita & O’Reilly) and three of her Empire not in tournament action (Shanna, Davids & Sjodin), they should have a trios match. The match was very fun and heated. Miscommunication between Blue Nikita (who displayed little interest in tagging with her “enemies”) and Erin Angel led to the Empire picking up their first victory of the night at Angel’s expense by way of an ankle lock submission… Super Janey B and Pollyanna had a simple and effective singles match. Both have unique characters in the promotion, which will bode well for them both going forward… Destiny and Sweet Saraya have had wars for *years* in WAW, so unsurprisingly this was Destiny’s best outing in an EVE ring yet. She bathed in the jeers of the crowd, and the finish – which was spotlessly clean – shocked everybody… The Glamour Gym were predictably entertaining in their tag match with Liberty and Kay Lee Ray, but massive kudos go to Liberty, who looked the absolute business. She will come out of this weekend with a lot of credit… Britani Knight vs Jetta was based around Jetta trying to turn Britani to join the Empire, but Britani refusing. Jetta worked her typical match with lots of interaction and interplay and minimal bumps. It was nice to see her work. We at Ringbelles have missed her… I think everybody expected heavy Empire interference in Nikki Storm vs Alpha Female (which did happen), but Nikki and Alpha wrestled a match too, and shockingly won by pinfall after additional run-ins from the Glamour Gym. This was Alpha’s first loss in EVE competition… The Northern Shooters of Sjodin & Davids and Team WAW of Destiny & Amazon was a simple continuation of their bad tempered brawl in Episode V… Shanna’s win over Saraya came via cross body on a woman who was still heavily selling rib injuries from her earlier match… Erin Angel vs Blue Nikita was fun, though with that result, it’s difficult to see where Blue Nikita goes from here (if anywhere) as she’s a woman without a gym affiliation and seems neither to be a full babyface nor full heel…. Rhia O’Reilly and Em Jay had a solid outing… The Glamour Gym vs Alpha Female & Super Janey B was a lot of fun, and to a certain extent, Alpha and Janey make very complementary tag team partners, with the tank-like Alpha Female and the sympathetic Janey B… The main event was exactly what it needed to be with the mouthy Storm (accompanied by the equally mouthy Jetta) and the focussed babyface Britani eliciting really strong and visceral reactions from the crowd even after eleven previous matches this evening. When Jetta eventually got physically involved, Sweet Saraya turned up to run off Jetta and leave the match as a one-on-one affair. With the sides evened, Britani scored with a second rope Knight Light for the emotional three count. Knight was joined in the ring by the majority of the locker room, including her mother who wrapped the EVE title belt around Britani’s waist. A fine end to the first phase in EVE’s life (and the end of the Star Wars inspired trilogy). The championship finals was the match of the night, as it should be… Big congratulations to all at Pro Wrestling: EVE and new champion Britani Knight – it was a pleasure to be able to bring the tournament to the world.

Below you’ll find quick chats with Britani Knight, the Glamour Gym and Jetta. Left click to play them in your browser, or right click and hit “Save Target As” to store them to your hard drive.

Britani Knight on her title victory
Sara Marie Taylor and Carmel Jacob of the Glamour Gym talk to Stew, and Jetta speaks on her final FINAL match


Pro Wrestling: EVE title tournment – Night 1 live results

Ringbelles is live at night one of Pro Wrestling: EVE’s title tournament, and will be bringing you results as they happen. Keep refreshing the page to keep up to date…

Opening round match: Nikki Storm beat Sweet Saraya, Rhia O’Reilly and Amazon when April Davids, Jenny Sjodin and a returning Blue Nikita interfered.

Blue Nikita is back because Jetta threatened to sue the company. BN was the settlement.

Opening round match: Erin Angel beat Super Janey B, Sara Marie Taylor and Pollyanna

Opening round match: Shanna beat Liberty, Destiny and April Davids. Davids and Destiny had to be pulled apart.

Pro Wrestling EVE v Ice Ribbon announced for October 8 and 9 in Doncaster.

Opening round match: Alpha Female beat Em Jay, Carmel Jacob and Kay Lee Ray

Opening round match: Jenny Sjodin beat Britani Knight and Melodi. Blue Nikita was meant to be the 4th participant but brawled to the back with Saraya.

Quarter final match: Nikki Storm beat Erin Angel with an AP Cross.

Quarter final match: Alpha Female beat Shanna with the Omega Slam.

Last Woman Standing: Sweet Saraya beat Blue Nikita with a sunset powerbomb.

Britani Knight won the Last Chance Battle Royal.

Quarter final match: Britani Knight beat Jenny Sjodin with the Knight Light (package DDT).

Check out below reaction and an interview with EVE promoter Dann Read about EVE v Ice Ribbon.

Below, you’ll find a picture of the new Pro Wrestling: EVE title belt, and under that is an exclusive interview with promoter Dann Read. As always with Dann, expect foul language…

Pro Wrestling: EVE promoter Dann Read talks to us about the tournament, venue changes and Ice Ribbon – left click to play, right click and “Save Target As” to store on your hard drive…

In quick notes from the show…

The opening contest was more of an angle than anything. It was very short, and only served to highlight the return of Blue Nikita… Shanna was treading very gingerly on her right foot at times, but for the most part, if you didn’t know that she was injured, you may not even notice. 17-year old newbie Liberty did well, and April Davids (sporting cornrows, new gear and a mouthguard) looks like the baddest motherfucker ever. Apart from Alpha Female, of course, who did lots of killing… Jenny Sjodin’s victory via submission with a cross armbreaker over Britani was something of a surprise in what turned out to be a triple threat instead of a four-way contest. Melodi is billed as having No Gym Affiliation, but she’s clearly a WAW product, as her corner punches are exactly the same as Saraya’s… Erin Angel v Nikki Storm was a fine outing and probably the best tournament match of the night, though Shanna took Alpha Female further than anyone else has to date. Alpha need to keep killing in short matches though… Blue Nikita and Saraya’s Last Woman Standing was different to the original contest in that it featured no weapons shots at all, and consisted of them trying to beat each other with wrestling. Nikita refused a handshake and spat her gum at Saraya afterwards… The Last Chance Battle Royal was criminally short – everyone but Destiny, Davids, Britani, Jacob and Taylor was eliminated within 60 seconds, much to referee Chris Roberts’ frustration… Sjodin attacked Britani straight after the battle royal and went after her arm again. Britani’s victory means she will have to go round the houses to win the title, making her the outsider out of the four remaining girls.

The semi finals for tomorrow are:

Nikki Storm v Alpha Female
Britani Knight v Jetta

We’ll be back tomorrow with more coverage from the second night of Pro Wrestling: EVE’s title tournament.

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Ringbelles Roundup (29 March 2011)

The Big News

First off, sorry about the shortness of the Roundup this week (and in advance for next week). We’re in Las Vegas for fun and giggles, but we’ll still be covering what happens at Ring Of Honor and WrestleMania.

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SHIMMER: Women Athletes volume 37 may be the best show the promotion has ever put on. Featuring a tag team title change, the debut of the Knight Dynasty (which caused such a stir that Britani and Saraya were spit on at one point by supposedly “smart” fans), a great technical contest between Daizee Haze and Serena Deeb and a great title match between Mercedes Martinez, this is one DVD that you HAVE to buy when it is released.

You can read results and reaction from both days here and here, so there’s no need to go into great depth, but a few words on Britani and Saraya…

The heat this mother and daughter generated was incredible. So much so, that they have been asked to appear at CWF Mid-Atlantic (though the promoters have told us they will have to bring in extra police for their appearance), and have an inbox utterly stacked with requests from promoters looking to book them based on their work this weekend. Coupled with the return after 4 years of Rebecca Knox, this is a stable that has seen heat which is unrivalled in the promotion. Forget the Minnesota Home Wrestling Crew – this is the ultimate heel tag team in SHIMMER. (more…)


Ringbelles Report: SHIMMER DVD tapings, volumes 39-40

SHIMMER Women Athletes returned to action on Sunday to film Volumes 39 & 40 of their DVD series. In results and news from the show:

a. Rhia O’Reilly & Jett Riley defeated Brittany Force & December in SPARKLE action. As the only women’s SPARKLE match on the day, this got a little more time than the two matches yesterday. O’Reilly beat Force with a cross body to avenge her loss from the day before. A fairly good match, with O’Reilly’s fire and Force’s personality coming through most strongly.

1. Kellie Skater defeated Courtney Rush with a Skate or Die, giving “Rate Tank” a much needed win, albeit at the expense of one of the stars of the first day of tapings. Tank’s knee-bend Torture Rack initiated chants of “Total Package” in a decent, and somewhat surprising victory. Rush wasn’t back on Vol 40, but I hope to see a lot more of the former PJ Tyler, who looked very good in her appearances this weekend.

2. LuFisto defeated Sassy Stephie with a twisting Downward Spiral. Stephie was making her first SHIMMER appearance in several volumes, having missed the previous set of tapings with a shoulder injury. Madamoiselle Rachelle managed Stephie here, and although she didn’t get particularly involved in the pleasingly pretty even matchup, she did contribute to the end of the match, when Stephie and Rachelle coming together on the apron, setting up LuFisto for the win. A fine match. (more…)


Ringbelles Report: SHIMMER DVD tapings, volumes 37-38

Apologies for the delay in getting to you, but we’re in Chicago, working on a poor wifi connection and there is much socialising to be done, but we’re finally updating you with the results of the tapings of volumes 37 and 38 of SHIMMER: Women Athletes, held in Berwyn, IL on Saturday.

So we’ll furnish you with the results and my thoughts on any standout moments.

Volume 37

SPARKLE: Bonesaw b Jett Riley with a double-arm DDT. Bonesaw’s improved since her last SHIMMER outings last year and looks much more aggressive with her forearm strikes, so good on her. Jett Riley is one colourful individual – it makes her stand out and be memorable, so thumbs up for that too.

SPARKLE: Brittany Force b Rhia O’Reilly by getting a pin while her feet were on the ropes. Force is a tough-looking cookie, and her appearance is aggressive yet mildly sleazy, which works for her character. O’Reilly flew over to Berwyn on her own dime for the opportunity to wrestle for SHIMMER, which makes her the most far travelled SPARKLER in the promotion’s history.

MsChif b Kellie Skater with the Desecrator. MsChif’s return to SHIMMER after her freak shoulder injury while preparing for the tapings last September was in a comedy outing, but she still had her sharp edge taking out the Rate Tank.

Mena Libra b Courtney Rush with a samoan drop with a bridge. Rush (formerly PJ Tyler) unleashed a shedload f impressive suplexes on the bigger Libra, which got the crowd into the contest, even though neither are SHIMMER regulars, and are pretty unknown to the Berwyn crowd, even though both have SPARKLEd here before. Both Rush and Libra have something to offer SHIMMER.

A backstage interview with Christina Von Eerie was interrupted by Sara Del Rey, who proceeded to beat the holy crap out of the spiky-haired punk and send her down two flights of stairs to show who was superior. Very different to previous backstage segments, this one used actions as well as words, setting up a match later on in the tapings. (more…)


WOW Podcast #19 with Saraya & Britani Knight


Episode 19 with Saraya & Britani Knight

The Women of Wrestling Podcast returns with what could be the greatest interview we’ve ever done as we chat exclusively to British wrestling legend Sweet Saraya and her daughter Britani Knight on the eve of their US debut for SHIMMER this weekend. We had limited time with Britani to ask her about what it was like growing up in a wrestling family, and a discussion of the major points of her career to date, including whether women need to work harder than the guys to get the same amount of respect. Britani then passed the phone to her mother, Saraya, for one of the most incredible hours of audio you’ll ever hear. Saraya’s wrestling “war stories” are amazing, including how she was nearly beaten to death in a riot, the full story of having her kneecap ripped off during a match, and – incredibly – the story of her being blinded for six and a half weeks following a kick to the eye in the mid 90s. That’s not all. There’s a ton of advice here for any aspiring wrestlers and great reminiscences about some of the people that have come and gone in her two decade career. To say we’re proud of this one would be an understatement. If you’ve never met or seen Saraya before, you’re in for a treat.

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Ringbelles Roundup (15 March 2011)

The Big News

JUST IN:

Daffney is no longer a part of TNA – she issued a statement to Diva Dirt informing us of the situation:

Yesterday my picture was taken down off of the TNA roster page. My contract expires today and TNA did not renew it. I do not know if it has anything to do with it, but I’ve make a Worker’s Comp against them claim due to injuries I’ve sustained in the ring and my lawyers said to not go into anymore details.
Thanks,
Daff

Daffney hasn’t been seen in TNA in 2011. She is slated to appear at Anarchy Championship Wrestling Queen Of Queens on June 26 in Live Oak, TX and at a number of signing appearances over the next few months. Check out the We Want Daffney Facebook page to see if there is one near to you.

This situation does add some credence to this article though, which claims that working conditions in TNA are poor, and that you had better hope you never get hurt under a TNA contract, or you’ll be in trouble:

Angelina Love (who, as leader of The Beautiful People, has been one of company’s established ratings draws for years now) noted in a 2009 interview that she had suffered a very serious concussion at the TNA Lockdown PPV that had just taken place. (This was the in the triple threat cage match with Awesome Kong and Taylor Wilde for the TNA women’s championship, in which Love landed wrong, hit her head and was completely out of it for the rest of the match. With things quickly turning into a shambles, Taylor then improvised a finish on the fly, so Love could win the Knockouts title as scripted. Despite the quick-thinking Taylor’s best efforts, the finish still looked awful: Love could barely do anything, and even standing and smiling with the title at the end seemed beyond her.) Love herself confirms this in the interview: “I was pretty much carried by four security guards to the trainer’s office. I was completely blacked out. I don’t even remember winning.” The interviewer then notes that TNA put her in a match two days later. Love, who has a history of suffering bad concussions, confirmed this, as well as noting: “You’ve got to make a living, so I was doing indie shows about 5 days later. It probably wasn’t too safe…” This story threw up several troubling questions in my mind: Why did TNA put her in a match so soon after what was a fairly serious head injury? What doctor in their right mind told her to get back in the ring just two days after suffering such a severe concussion? Did she even go see a doctor? Could she have afforded to see one?

Either way, we wish Daffney a speedy recovery, and good health and fortune for the future. For someone who gave their body to TNA and allowed herself to be put through tables and thumbtacks for our entertainment, she deserves some good fortune.

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LuFisto described it as a “dream come true” – a year after they were originally scheduled to wrestle back on February 10, 2010 in the main event of Femmes Fatales II, the Super Hardcore Anime finally got the chance to take on Ayako Hamada at NCW: Femmes Fatales V last Saturday in Montreal. The two engaged in what’s been described a classic encounter over the Femmes Fatales Championship which saw LuFisto retain the title with a Burning Hammer.

Other notable results include Mercedes Martinez beating Kalamity, and Courntney Rush (the former PJ Tyler) defeating Cat Power in a Combat De Rue in what Power later informed us would be her last match. The Windsor, Ontario native is looking to go back to school and is also looking to continue her boxing training. Stew and I talked to Cat last week as part of the Women Of Wrestling Podcast – her final interview as an active wrestler. We at Ringbelles wish her nothing but the best for the future. (more…)


SHIMMER 35 and EVE DVDs available

Pro Wrestling: EVE has released its latest DVD in its series – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Final Chapter – priced at £9.99 including delivery (that’s about $16 for any Americans without a calculator to hand) and features another new EVE concept.

The Three Minute Warning match does not feature Rosey nor Jamal. Instead, it works like a mix between a Gauntlet Match and a Royal Rumble, with the winner earning a pair of byes in the Championship Tournament taking place on April 8 and 9 in Norwich and Sudbury respectively – tickets for which you can still buy here.

But back to this DVD – as well as the Three Minute Warning contest comprised of Britani Knight, Saraya Knight, ‘Portugal’s Perfect Athlete’ Shanna, ‘The Dynamite Princess’ Nikki Storm, Carmel Jacob, Sara-Marie Taylor, Rhia O’Rielly, Becky James, Jane Beatrix Dunn and a Mystery EVE Professional, Alpha Female takes on Destiny, Em Jay meets Sammy Hope, and there’s footage from the EVE potentials show too.

Like with the previous DVD, there’s a shedload of extras including a biopic of Britani Knight, pre-show chats with presenter Chloe Dale, as well as a post-show interview with Nikki Storm, conducted by Ringbelles’ own Lee Burton.

Also today, SHIMMER: Women Athletes has released the 35th volume in its DVD series for pre-order, with shipping expected to take place on March 21.

Among the standout matches on the card, Serena Deeb and Portia Perez battle after Perez accused Deeb of selling out to WWE; Sara Del Rey carries out a very unique attack on Rachel Summerlyn during their match; Kellie Skater’s open challenge run hits another hurdle when it’s answered by Amazing Kong, and former tag team partners Madison Eagles and Jessie McKay fight over the SHIMMER championship in one of the best matches in the promotion’s history.

Show your support for women’s wrestling by picking up these DVDs – every single one that you buy is more valuable income for two promotions that survive on these sales.

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Ringbelles Roundup (01 March 2011)

The Big News

“The true definition of madness is repeating the same action, over and over, hoping for a different result.”

Without even the slightest hint of irony, Jeff Jarrett used that quote from Albert Einstein on his Twitter. For anyone who may not understand the hilarity based on current events, let’s go back in time:

Last October, Jersey Shore star J-Woww did a one-shot deal for TNA which actually clashed with a new Jersey Shore episode when it was aired, garnered little media attention and cost thousands of dollars. Having not learned their lesson, TMZ reported this last Thursday:

“Former Jersey Shore castmate Angelina Pivarnick is officially returning to TV next month … but there’s also good news — she’ll be in a wrestling ring! So… she could catch a beating and stuff. Sources close to Angelina tells us after a month of negotiations she finally signed a contract with TNA Wrestling earlier this week.
 We’re told the “Staten Island Dump” will make her debut in a tag team match involving TNA’s Snooki-a-like… Cookie.”

Removing the element of surprise about her two week appearance, TNA even described that Pivarnick will call out J-Woww on this week’s live episode of Impact for a fight. At least we know what we’ll be missing while we fast-forward it. (more…)


Pro Wrestling: EVE title tourney brackets revealed

European-focussed women’s wrestling promotion Pro Wrestling: EVE has revealed how its championship tournament will work for April 8 in Norwich and April 9 in Sudbury… and it’s not your typical single elimination tournament fare. So bear with us, as this may need a little explaining.

The first round features six matches – five of them are four way contests with the sixth being a battle royal involving the 15 women who do not win, giving them a second chance at making it through to round 2. From there, we enter into three quarter-final contests, then two semi-finals (one of which we already know involves Jetta) – and a final. (more…)


New Pro Wrestling: EVE DVD pre-orders being taken

The latest edition in the Pro Wrestling: EVE DVD series is now available for pre-order (deliveries will begin on March 8).

Check out the match listing for Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – Final Chapter: (more…)


Ringbelles Roundup (15 February 2011)

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…)


Pro-Wrestling EVE’s Championship Tournament takes shape

Details have started to emerge on the specifics of the tournament that will crown the first Pro-Wrestling EVE Champion, in a two night tournament on April 8th/9th as EVE’s Star Wars inspired trilogy ends with “Episode VI: Return of the Jetta”

The two night tournament will feature first round and quarter-final matches at the Royal British Legion in Norwich, Norfolk on the 8th, followed by the semi-finals and finals at The Delphi Club in Sudbury, Suffolk on the 9th. (more…)


Mother and daughter to debut for SHIMMER

Ahead of its volume 37-40 DVD tapings on March 26/27, SHIMMER: Women Athletes has announced its first two debuts (of which we understand there will be a total of three), and they arrive with some impressive credentials. (more…)