Posts tagged “Hikari Shida

Ringbelles Roundup (17 April 2012)

There are three strands to Women Superstars Uncensored’s hellraising triumvirate known as the Midwest Militia. At the top of the heap is Jessicka Havok, the current dual singles champion in the promotion, undefeated in singles competition and general baddest bitch on the block. She is backed up by Sassy Stephie, former Spirit Champion, current Tag Team Champion and SHIMMER regular. And then there’s the third corner of the triangle, Allysin Kay – tag team partner of Havok in Team Be Jealous, other half of the Tag Team Champion and the owner of wrestling’s most colourful tattoo. However, there was something about Kay that felt like she was placed 3rd out of three when it came to the Militia’s pecking order. I can’t put my finger on it, as it is an intangible that is difficult to define, but there was a perception that while she was an integral part of the Militia, her accomplishments left her at the back.

That is, until last weekend.

On Saturday, Stephie and Kay defended the Tag Team Championship against the team they defeated at WSU’s 5th Anniversary Show last month, Alicia and Brittney Savage. Though the booking could be questioned – after all, the Militia defeated the challengers in an Uncensored Rules match back in March – it really did a world of good for the champions’ reign to prove that they are no fluke team who weaselled their way to the straps by beating an already exhausted Jana & Luscious Latasha, who had just defeated Lexxus & Destiny and/or Tina San Antonio to win the titles for themselves. By beating two of the promotion’s top babyfaces under regular tag team rules rather than a big brawl with tornado stipulations served them well as established them as a tandem who would be difficult to take down. Credibility asserted, Kay then went on to Cleveland, OH to compete for the vacant Absolute Intense Wrestling Women’s Championship in the main event of Girls Night Out 6… (more…)

Joshi talent announced for EVE v Ice Ribbon (updated)

With less than a month to go before the long-awaited Pro Wrestling: EVE v Ice Ribbon two day, three show extravaganza in Nottingham, England, we are finding out the names of the four joshi talent who will be travelling from Japan to the UK to take on some of the best that Europe has to offer.

The first name announced as making the trip over is former International Ribbon Tag Team Champion Hikaru Shida, who formed an alliance with EVE member April Davids when she visited the Ice Ribbon dojo for a month earlier this year, and who will be challenging her fellow European Empire member Jenny Sjodin for the EVE championship on the first show of the weekend.

The 5’4″, 23-year old Shida is still considered to be a fairly new talent, having just two years of experience under her belt, but has packed a lot into that time. A fan of Diana promoter Kyoko Inoue, Shida has already had the privilege of wrestling her at a NEO show in February 2010, though fell to the veteran in 5:22.

As mentioned, Shida has had success in the tag team ranks, winning the double crown alongside Tsukasa Fujimoto on December 23 last year. The pair enjoyed three successful title defences before dropping the gold to Emi Sakura and Ray on March 26. Shida and Fujimoto will unite again on September 24 to compete in a one night tournament to crown new International Ribbon Tag Team Champions, after the titles were vacated when then-champion Makoto left Ice Ribbon to join SMASH. (more…)