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NCW:FF – Femmes Fatales XIV results

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Tonight from their new Centre LGH venue in Montreal, Quebec, NCW:Femmes Fatales presented Femmes Fatales XIV, headlined by a double main event of Courtney Rush vs Cheerleader Melissa in a #1 Contender Match for the FF Title, while that very same championship was up for grabs in a four way match, as Champion Mercedes Martinez put the belt on the line against three first time challengers – Leah Von Dutch, Missy and Midianne! For full results of the show, which also included Nikki Storm‘s Quebec debut vs LuFisto and a rare Cat Power appearance, click through after the jump! (more…)


Ringbelles Roundup (1 October 2013) – Bellatrix, AIW, Brie Bella, news, results & more

Bellatrix v SHIMMERFollowing an introduction to the festivities with Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females, SHINE 13 and Pro Wrestling Syndicate Bombshells 7 over the last week or so, Open Female Fight Season is upon us and it kicks off with a bumper Sunday, with big cards on both sides of the Atlantic.

The festivities kick off in the UK with an interpromotional card which will also see the culmination of a bitter blood feud…

A long-running score will be settled at Sunday’s Bellatrix: Female Warriors show in Norwich, England when Saraya Knight takes on her heated rival Cheerleader Melissa at part of the Bellatrix 7: Bellatrix v SHIMMER event.

The pair have battled on both sides of the Atlantic and traded the SHIMMER Championship over the last 18 months, with their most recent contest taking place inside a steel cage in New Jersey in April in the main event of SHIMMER Volume 53, where Melissa regained the title. However, their battles began in the English county of Norfolk, with the pair meeting for the first time at ChickFight VII in Great Yarmouth in January 2007. That match was won by Melissa via referee stoppage when Saraya got her neck tied up in the ropes.

In the five contests between them, each has won two, and there has been one no-contest – and it is the inconclusive match from June 17, 2007 in Colchester which is the reason for the bad blood. (more…)


Flashback 2012: The other interviews

dynamic_mic1As 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…)


Flashback 2012: The Year in Podcasts

New WOW logo websiteWe love our podcasts here at Ringbelles. In fact, the entire site you’re looking at right now was initially founded as a new home for our flagship “Women of Wrestling Podcast”, and everything that has been built around it (from the regular website content to you, our ever expanding audience) has been constructed around the basic belief that our podcast is our core business. When we launched our first WOW Podcast over three years ago, we were of the opinion that nobody else was giving the women of the wrestling business a soapbox to tell their stories. Now, standing on the brink of our 50th edition, we can look back at the seventeen podcasts we’ve produced in 2012 (and the addition of three “Rush Hour” Podcasts), and be content that we’re delivering on our promise with quality interviews of the women in the business.

We have new listeners join us all the time, so for their benefit (as well as a nostalgic kick for our regulars), it’s time to look back at our shows in 2012, and maybe pick out a few shows you either get to listen to for the first time (or again). (more…)


Fight Like A Girl: Cat Power


As you may well know, Canadian grappler Cat Power recently moved from Windsor, Ontario to Vancouver, BC – and as she’s kinda putting wrestling on the back-burner once again in order to focus on her new life, she requested a chance to come back on the site and talk about some of the people who have helped her in her career to date. A chance to close the book on one chapter of her life, if you like. We’d never turn down a request from Cat Power, so we duly obliged – the only thing is… Cat’s a talkative sort, so what was planned as maybe 20 minutes ended up clocking in at about 45 minutes. So, kick off your shoes, sit back in your comfy chair and let Cat Power update you on what she’s up to and lay out thanks to some of the trainers, bookers, opponents and friends who she’s met along the way.

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Ringbelles Retro: Power & Rush in their former guises

Over the weekend, we posted up a recent match featuring Cat Power against Kc Spinelli in Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling – but as she discussed with us on the Women Of Wrestling Podcast, Cat Power didn’t always wrestle under her real name… and yes, that is her real name.

Before debuting in SHIMMER in April 2008, Power wrestled under the name of Haley Rogers, though had to change it because the surname was already in use by a certain woman called Cindy, so it’s a good thing that her real name is so damn awesome. A month before said debut, Cat wrestled for Rock Solid Wrestling in Collingwood, ON, Canada against a young lady by the name of PJ Tyler, who we now know and love as Courtney Rush, another woman who explained her name change when we interviewed her last year.

Incidentally, we found an old PJ Tyler website as we were putting this post together. It’s an interesting look into the past of “the sweetest nerd that ever rocked out”, and shows that despite the name change, Courtney Rush’s ethos is not that different to her former moniker… (more…)


In Video: Cat Power settles in in BC

Hot on the heels of NCW Femmes Fatales in Montreal earlier in the month, Cat Power had some work to do. Directly after her trip to Montreal, Power headed home to Windsor, Ontario, packed the rest of her worldly possessions and headed off West in search of new adventures and new experiences as a stuntwoman in Vancouver.

Speaking to Ringbelles after the FF show, Power let us in on the fact that literally the day she arrived in her new home province, she was booked on a show where she would take on BC native Kc Spinelli. Sounded great to us – and how pleased were we when said match turned up on YouTube a few days ago courtesy of ECCW?

So… click through past the jump and see whether Cat Power was able to celebrate her first night in her new home with the ECCW Women’s Championship as she challenged Kc Spinelli at the Elks Hall in Port Coquitlam, BC. *meow*

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Femmes Fatales X – Thoughts and Opinions

I’ve had a few days to knock up my thoughts on NCW: Femmes Fatales X from this past Saturday at the Centre St-Barthelemy in Montreal. A few days that have given me a little distance from the show, both mentally and physically (I’m now sitting back in my home over 3,200 miles away). I’m working from memory that has already been through the jet-lag wringer, so apologies if I’m a little vague with anything I struggle to remember clearly.

This was the first time that the NCW crew had decided to run a SHIMMER-style double taping, and I think there were some definite positives and definite negatives to the decision. On a positive note, I enjoyed the shows and got to see over 20 matches featuring talents from around the world – but on the other hand, the show felt different to the one I attended in March, and I wonder how much of that was due to the raised ticket prices possibly turning off local casual fans. Yes, there were lots of travelling fans (a good few having been at SHIMMER the weekend before), but the atmosphere was certainly lacking during the first taping especially, and the audience seemed far harder to rouse. Had FFX ended after the first taping, I think I’d have been disappointed, but luckily the second half of the show redeemed the day, both by producing better matches and by the crowd finally loosening up and reacting. I’m pretty certain that this double taping was an experiment rather than the new status quo at FF, and I’m sure that’s something that management will be looking at going into 2013. (more…)


nCw Femmes Fatales X results (updated with photo gallery)

nCw Femmes Fatales celebrated its tenth show with a bumper double edition this evening in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As well as the main event of taping #2 – a cage match between LuFisto and Mercedes MartinezKalamity defended the International Championship against Kellie Skater in a 2 out of 3 falls match, with the first fall being decided by pinfall; the second by submission, and the third to be a no-DQ, falls count anywhere affair. Meanwhile, whoever walked out of that match as Champion would have to face the winner of a four-way between Cheerleader Melissa, Athena, X-Cute Sweet and Angie Skye in the semi-main of the final taping.

The Ringbelles team was on hand to collate the results, so click the jump and see them all… (more…)


nCw Femmes Fatales IX results

A big card of action takes place tonight in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as nCw Femmes Fatales IX strikes. The International Championship is on the line, a grudge spanning two promotions could be settled, and the most fearsome trio in women’s wrestling today head north of the border.

Current titleholder Kalamity faces her toughest test yet when she faces the challenge of Sara Del Rey, while former champion LuFisto takes on Mercedes Martinez following their brawl at Femmes Fatales VIII in March and subsequent encounter at WSU’s Uncensored Rumble V last month, where LuFisto cost Martinez the WSU Championship in the main event Casket Match against Jessicka Havok. And speaking of Havok, she and her Midwest Militia partners Sassy Stephie and Allysin Kay take on Courtney Rush and two mystery partners.

Elsewhere, Kc Spinelli meets former SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa, Sweet Cherrie and Cherry Bomb take on the Canadian Ninjas of Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews with the winners earning SHIMMER Tag Team Championship match at Femmes Fatales X on November 3 against whoever the titleholders are at that time. Click after the jump for a look at the matches, and we will update them as we get word, courtesy of Pat Laprade, who is in attendance at the show. (more…)


New Podcast: “RUSH HOUR” with Courtney Rush


RUSH HOUR with Courtney Rush, Episode 1: w/ Cat Power

Courtney Rush was one of our absolute favourite people in 2011 – and her appearances on the Women of Wrestling Podcast (episode 28, and again on the epic Christmas Show) left us wanting more… so what better idea than to give Courtney her own show? Joined by the first of her rotating guest co-hosts, friend and retired rival Cat Power, Courtney and Cat break down all manner of things, including how Cat has been adjusting to wrestling retirement, their last match together and yes, even stoke the flames of the small hope of a Cat Power comeback. Momma Power lays down the lessons to the young girls in the Ontario scene, and Courtney discusses her ongoing feud with Cherry Bomb, including calling us to arms for the “Rush Revolution” at Neo Spirit Pro-Wrestling. Also up for discussion is the DVD release of Monster Brawl, love and good wishes sent out to Britani and Saraya Knight on Britani’s FCW debut, last week’s Chelsea Handler/Beth Phoenix twitter kerfuffle (and what you need to say to Cat Power to have her shoot on you). Oh, and there’s a never before told story about a proposed gimmick for Cat & Courtney before they were Cat & Courtney. It’s so packed, it doesn’t even fit in an hour!

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WOW Podcast #28 with Courtney Rush


Episode 28 with Courtney Rush & NCW:FF promoter Stephane Bruyere
The Women of Wrestling Podcast returns right in time for NCW Femmes Fatales this weekend in Montreal with the “Suplex Queen” Courtney Rush. Courtney talks about the change of style and confidence that led to the name change from PJ Tyler last year, starting in the business late, wrestling all over the place with Cat Power, breakout performances in 2011 at SHIMMER and Femmes Fatales, her upcoming movie “Monster Brawl” and animals (specifically one) BEING DICKS. A fine hour of fun and hijinks. Before the chat with Courtney, we’re joined by NCW:FF booker Stephane Bruyere for a preview of Femmes Fatales VII this weekend with a match-by-match breakdown of the show. Check it out.

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Exclusive SHIMMER Shorts

Click below for a couple of SHIMMER shorts recorded at the Sunday afterparty.

LuFisto talks to Ringbelles about SHIMMER, Femmes Fatales and losing weight
Courtney Rush on her return to SHIMMER, working and living with Cat Power

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And check out this video from the afterparty. It gets silly there…


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…)


nCw Femmes Fatales V results from last night

nCw Femmes Fatales ran its fifth show last night at the Centre St-Barthelemy in Montreal. In results from the show in front of a reported sell-out crowd

In combats preliminaire (dark matches)

a. The Sherbrooke Connection (Kira & Loue) def. Missy & Xorphia Vexx with a double rollup
b. Angie Skye def. Xandra Bale by pinfall after a Hard Goodbye (Killswitch)

In main card action

1. Sweet Cherrie def. “Rate Tank” Kellie Skater via pinfall after a combination suplex/stunner
2. Allison Danger def. Anastasia Ivy via submission
3. La Parfaite Caroline def. Karen Brooks via pinfall
4. Le Defi De La Punk Rock Princess: Cheerleader Melissa def. Mary Lee Rose & She Nay Nay in a triple threat match when Melissa pinned She Nay Nay. Following the match, the Canadian NINJAs (Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews) challenged Cheerleader Melissa to a match on June 4th. Video footage here.
5. Combat De Rue: Courtney Rush def. Cat Power
6. Anna Minoushka def. Mistress Belmont via pinfall following a spear
7. Mercedes Martinez def. Kalamity via pinfall after her fisherman buster.
8. Femmes Fatales International Title: LuFisto (c) def. Ayako Hamada via pinfall to successfully retain the belt in what was reported to be an excellent match with a Burning Hammer

Notes from the show:
Femmes Fatales will be associating themselves with the Heart & Stroke Foundation, with $3 from every ticket price being donated to them from the Femmes Fatales VI show on June 4th. SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles was announced as appearing at on June 4th by way of a video package. Video here.

Cat Power wrestled her last match in defeat to Courtney Rush (the former PJ Tyler). You can listen to Cat talk about her career in the most recent Women of Wrestling Podcast right here on ringbellesonline.com. Naturally, the entire ringbellesonline.com team thank Cat for everything she’s done, and wish her all the best.

Cherry Bomb was unable to make the show due to transport issues brought on by the weather, however former SHIMMER talent Tiana Ringer was backstage visiting friends, as she now lives in the Montreal area.

We’ll update this post with any other news or opinion coming out of the show during the course of the day.


WOW Podcast #17 with Cat Power


Episode 17 with Cat Power
What better way to launch the brand new Ringbelles website than with a brand new PODCAST? After a quick rundown on what’s going on (clue: a lot), we’re thrilled to be joined by Canada’s finest feline export, Cat Power, who will be participating in a “Combat De Rue” on this weekend’s Femmes Fatales show in Montreal. We talk about Cat’s real name (it really *is* Cat Power) and why it took a lot of getting used to, making the cat gimmick work, working in SHIMMER, her first wrestling memory (aged 3), training at the Can-Am Wrestling School, how Momma Power made Scott D’Amore sweat bullets, this weekend’s Femmes Fatales feud-ender with PJ Tyler, young stars to watch in Canada, boxing, beating up film directors for real, and how Cats can kill deer.
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