She’s the only female wrestler who lives in Belgium, she was accused by fans of being on drugs and there is precious little about who she is on the Internet – so we were happy when Germany’s Lady Lory approached us to request some time on My Name Is.
As part of this quarter-hour interview, we discuss how she doesn’t consider the first five years of her career as official, why she got those accusations about drugs and whether they affected her, thoughts on the European women’s wrestling scene, which fans she enjoys the most, how much of the character is really her, which wrestler she dreams of stepping in the ring with, and Roxette.
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Remember Queens Of Chaos? The French promotion launched about six months before SHIMMER in May 2005, and faded away about 18 months later. However, despite a decent enough start, it had its problems.
The wrestling wasn’t much to write home about, there were too many random US imports, the fans were rude and embarrassing, and some of the booking was really weird – for example, there was one match where babyface champion Saraya Knight defended against heel April Hunter with a babyface Christy Hemme as the referee doing her best to screw Hunter, in some of the most bizarre storytelling I’ve seen. It reportedly left such a mess that women’s wrestling in France has been in the doldrums for a long time. However, wrestling is still popular in the country – so much so that fans will go to a show without knowing who’s on or what the promotion is – and the time has arrived for another go at an all-women’s show. (more…)
The World Association of Women’s Wrestling returns this evening at a brand new venue – the Epic Studios in Norwich, England; a purpose-built TV facility with studio lights and sound. It plays host to Bellatrix 3, with the main focus on the card being a tournament to crown the WAWW Queen of the Ring with names such as promising rookie Penelope, Norway’s Miss Mina, SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya, former WAWW British Champion Destiny, and the tiny-yet-scrappy Violet O’Hara among those vying for the crown. Also featured on the card include Norwegian Jewel Jensen, EWW Women’s Champion Skarlett and Germany’s Lady Lory.
Also taking place is the a WAWW British Championship defence with titleholder Liberty – who won the belt at The Return last November from Britani Knight – now Paige – then successfully defended it against Amy Lee at the original Bellatrix in February and then beat Saraya at Bellatrix 2 in June – putting the belt on the line against Rhia O’Reilly, who has enjoyed a lot of international experience over the course of 2012.
Another factor to consider is whether Jetta‘s decision to try and create some friction in the WAWW dressing room at the end of Bellatrix 2 by planting doubt in the heads of the wrestlers over the vision of founder Saraya and whether she is the right person to be at the helm will come into play.
Click after the jump for all the goings-on from Bellatrix 3… (more…)
Keep an eye on Europe for some great action that most of the time, seems to be overlooked because of everything that goes on in places like North America and Japan. Reasons why you should check out the European women is demonstrated in this weekend’s match which comes from France’s Europe Catch Tour Association‘s card in May featuring Germany’s Lady Lory against rising British grappler Penelope.
It’s no secret how much of a fan I am of these two women. Lady Lory caught my attention in her WAWW debut in March against Chanelle at Bellatrix where she made a great first impression with fans (and also comes out to Roxette, which fits her attitude perfectly), while Penelope, who only debuted a year ago, continues to improve with every contest, and was most impressive at Bellatrix 2 where she fell to Destiny in an exciting contest – so exciting, that Sweet Saraya declared it her favourite match of the night.
Putting these two together was a great move by ECTA, as Lory’s heel character bounces perfectly off Penelope’s inherent likeability and improving high-flying arsenal. With a simple and effective story, this match is a great advertisement for what the women of Europe can do. (more…)
The World Association of Women’s Wrestling returns today with the second show since its return, entitled Bellatrix, though its big money matchup for the show in Norwich, England has had to be scrapped.
Former Women Superstars Uncensored Champion Mercedes Martinez was unable to gain access to the United Kingdom on Thursday, meaning that her scheduled match against fellow hard-hitter Amazon will not take place. Instead, a four woman tournament has been announced to determine a number on contender to the British Championship, currently held by Liberty – though she defends against Amy Lee Kramer today. That tournament will consist of Amazon, rookie Penelope, the 4’9” Violet O’Hara & Rhia O’Reilly, fresh from her travels to the US and Canada for SHIMMER and NCW: Femmes Fatales.
Speaking of SHIMMER, its current titleholder Sweet Saraya teams up with Extreme World Wrestling Women’s Champion Skarlett against veteran Busty Keegan and WAW stalwart Destiny.
The RQW European Championship is also on the line as titleholder Queen Maya – who was defeated by Saraya at last night’s WAW show – puts the belt on the line against Jewel from Norway.
Ringbelles is on hand to offer results as the happen, so click after the jump and keep hitting refresh to get the latest updates. (more…)