Florida. It’s the home of WWE’s developmental territory, was the base for TNA’s Impact Wrestling show, and also has a lot of indie promotions dotted around the state offering wrestlers the chance to step into the ring on a regular basis, and also train with a range of different names. It has also become the home to one of the most exciting women’s promotions in the United States, and it has caught the attention of a number of female grapplers.
SHINE Wrestling held its 10th show at the weekend – main points can be found below – and is on the verge of crowning its first champion. Considering this time last year the promotion didn’t exist, it is remarkable that many are ranking it as one of the top all-women promotions in the country – and for good reason. It is presenting shows on a monthly basis – save for a couple of breaks, like the one happening next month when no show is being presented – it is on internet pay-per-view, meaning the wrestlers are showcased to the entire world at the same time as the fans in attendance at Ybor City’s Orpheum, and many of the roster also increase their earning by spending the weekend in the state to work extra shows or work a Slammin’ Ladies custom shoot or two. It’s all great experience for women who may only wrestle a few times a month to get some extensive ring time. It also has some pleasant weather, so that must also be an attraction.
This has not gone unnoticed by some wrestlers. Names like Mia Yim, Luscious Latasha, Brittney Savage, Solo Darling, Jessicka Havok and more have either moved or are in the process of moving to Florida to put themselves in a more advantageous position when it comes to the local promotions like Battling Bombshells, Florida Underground Wrestling, World Xtreme Wrestling, I Believe In Wrestling and more. After all, why would a promoter pay to fly someone in when a similarly impressive talent is a short drive away? It cuts expenses and makes for a better bottom line. Great wrestlers can get regular work, while ones looking to get more experience have the chance to work with names who may have more matches under their belt, and are also in a prime place to be spotted by and to tryout for WWE. It’s a beneficial opportunity for all, and everybody wins. Right?
Not quite. There is a risk that Florida is becoming *too* popular.
With so many wrestlers in Florida – including ones who have been there for some time like Leva Bates, Santana Garrett, Kimberly and more – there is a possibility that the state may become saturated, with too many female wrestlers for shows, so some will get left by the wayside. The most popular, most established and best wrestlers may be fine, but those who are looking to gain more experience there may be struggling to get booked unless they work cheap, which is a shame. You can see how busy it is in Florida and how abundant the choice is by looking at the SHINE shows, where transferred Floridians like Savage aren’t being regularly booked there. When you factor in the ones who are being flown in, there unfortunately will always be some who are left by the wayside.
In the past, there have been great hubs for women’s wrestling – the north east had Women Superstars Uncensored, World Women’s Wrestling and other promotions booking women on shows, while the Midwest had SHIMMER and IWA: Mid South as main focuses. At the moment, Florida is the big one, but eventually somewhere else will start to flourish, and it would be beneficial for grapplers to keen an eye out for where that may be and pounce on it first.
While I don’t have a crystal ball, Canada has a lot going on at the moment, with Femmes Fatales constantly growing, Acclaim Pro Wrestling seeing more women’s matches, and Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling experiencing some gaps in its female talent, which spells opportunity for anyone willing to give it a shot. The Midwest still has SHIMMER as well as Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Girls Night Out series in Cleveland, and Girl Fight Wrestling’s first show takes place on Friday in Indiana, which will also be broadcast on iPPV. Should that be a success, that could produce more shows and provide more opportunity in the future. When you consider RESISTANCE Pro has a lot of women’s matches and Zero 1 USA & Remix Pro Wrestling is also based in the area, there is still a lot going on round there.
Looking further afield, Japan can also be lucrative as Jenny Rose, Hailey Hatred, April Davids and Kellie Skater have all proven that you can make a living there, while Leah Von Dutch has demonstrated that you can spend a month in the UK and work multiple times every weekend – in fact, she racked up 10 bookings in more than half a dozen promotions in less than 30 days.
As fans, keep an eye on where wrestlers are relocating to – it’s a sign of where we should be paying attention.
A few interesting developments have taken place in Ice Ribbon over the last week, so it deserves a quick mention.
The promotion held its annual Yokohama Ribbon show on Saturday, with two championships changing hands. Neko Nitta captured the Triangle Ribbon title for a record breaking 4th time, defeating 3-time titleholder Miyako Matsumoto & fellow challenger Kurumi to claim the championship. Since winning the title for the first time on June 7, 2011, 35-year old Nitta has held the belt for a combined time of more than a year, making her the face of the division.
Meanwhile in the main event, Muscle Venus (Tsukasa Fujimoto and Hikaru Shida) regained the International Ribbon & REINA x World Tag Team titles, from ICEx60 Champion Tsukushi & Aoi Kizuki. However, while they still possess the International Ribbon straps as of this writing, the REINA x World tag titles have been returned to their parent promotion. The reason is that the working agreement between the two groups has been severed following a change in management at REINA x World. A decision on the future of the vacated tag belts will be announced in due course, though Muscle Venus had been scheduled to defend the titles on June 22.
For REINA x World, it’s another chapter in what has been a frustrating existence for the joshi/lucha hybrid promotion. The company was folded a year into its existence, revived under new management a year ago, and has undergone a regime change of sorts again. It aligned itself with Ice Ribbon last year in what seemed to be mutually beneficial for both sides, considering IR was going through a transitional period with its roster. However things have changed – Ice Ribbon has seen new names like Risa Sera, 235 and Rutsuko Yamaguchi gaining more experience – and rapidly too, considering how often the promotion runs dojo shows. Hailey Hatred is a regular on shows these days, Kizuki, Kurumi and others are always attractions, Tsukushi is a safe hand as its main titleholder, and Muscle Venus brings the other experience and cross-promotion glamour. After some rocky roads last year, it’s nice to see that Ice Ribbon has regained its direction.
Holly Blossom beat Taeler Hendrix on last Friday’s Ohio Valley Wrestling episode as part of the latest instalment of the storyline involving Hendrix and Heidi Lovelace. The Punk Rock Rag Doll interrupted the match demanding an answer to her declaration of affections to the redhead. Taeler took Heidi by the hand, nodded and walked to the back with her, deliberately getting herself counted out. It’s not clear what that meant, but it’s an enticing development.
Hendrix also discussed a number of topics in an interview with The Greg DeMarco Show, which referred to last week’s Roundup as a breakdown of the story so far. On the OVW angle (which she gave for the most part in character), she said “Um, isn’t every guy’s fantasy a threesome?”, but also claimed it was an opportunity for the women in the promotion to showcase more than just wrestling.
When asked about her status with TNA – she won the Gut Check last summer and has only been on one episode of Impact Wrestling since then – she described herself as “that hidden gem that’s just waiting to be found”. It’s good that she isn’t just killing time in OVW waiting for the call from TNA – she’s keeping busy, expanding her skills and profile, and is producing some can’t-miss TV. Similarly, Lovelace is enjoying the highest-profile story of her career to date, and is attracting a lot of plaudits and positive attention for how she is handling the angle, especially since she is a protagonist in this whole thing – if she played it the wrong way it could become a circus, but she has played it perfectly so far. Bravo ladies.
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Despite being released last week, Audrey Marie showed up on NXT last Wednesday, interrupting a promo with Emma. The Aussie kept dancing and caught Marie in the head with a swinging arm as she walked off… The NXT Women’s Championship tournament got underway at the tapings last Thursday. We won’t spoil who got through the first round, but will inform you as the programmes air. We can say that Bayley has a new gimmick though – she’s all happy and cheerful until she gets hit, and then she loses it… Former Women’s and Cruiserweight Champion Jacqueline Moore has been added to the promotion’s Alumni section of its website… The Rock bought cousin Tamina Snuka a new Lexus SUV last week… Cameron has been dealing with illness for a week or so – she missed the weekend’s shows in Canada but was back for Raw… Kendall Skye, who has been ring announcing in NXT, made her wrestling debut at a house show in Coco, FL on Saturday… WWE acknowledged Natalya’s 31st birthday on Raw. 3MB ambushed her birthday party, and after losing a tag match alongside Kaitlyn to the Bellas, the twins mockingly sang Happy Birthday to her.
Mickie James won her third Knockouts Championship from Velvet Sky in the rotten match on Impact Wrestling last Thursday. Elsewhere, Taryn Terrell attacked Gail Kim ahead of their Last Knockout Standing match at Slammiversary this Sunday.
Tammy Sytch (who was arrested six times over a 4 month period, including three arrests in as many days back in September) was reportedly diagnosed with cervical cancer and had a hysterectomy while serving 114 days in jail for charges including disorderly conduct, assault, 3rd degree burglary and violating a restraining order installed by her ex-boyfriend. She told TMZ that she contracted the Human papillomavirus (HPV) before going to prison and was diagnosed with cancer while incarcerated. She reportedly had her uterus removed a couple of weeks ago and has been given the all clear. She also told the site that she is 480 handwritten pages into an autobiography (that should be a belter if she lays all the cards on the table) and is planning a move to New Mexico… Christina Von Eerie makes her NCW Femmes Fatales debut at Femmes Fatales XII on July 6 against Angie Skye. Kimber Lee will make her debut too. Elsewhere, Midianne & Deziree take on Leah Von Dutch & Xandra Bale… Barbi Hayden will debut for Ring Of Honor when the promotion ventures to San Antonio, TX on June 1… Solo Darling is expanding her profile. As well as recently debuting in SHINE and taking part in the Wrestlicious tapings, she will debut for World Xtreme Wrestling on June 1 in a 3-way against Nikki Roxx & Brittney Savage with the winner becoming the number one contender for the Women’s Championship, currently held by Kimberly… Lei’D Tapa finally arrived in Ohio Valley Wrestling last Wednesday, defeating Hannah Blossom… Nevaeh revealed in an interview that she dislocated her kneecap (an injury she required three surgeries during her high school days) during her quarter-final match against Pepper Parks and Cherry Bomb at Women Superstars Uncensored’s Queen and King of the Ring iPPV earlier this month. She didn’t tell her partner and husband Jake Crist about it until the contest was over. She strapped it up and went out for the semi finals, where they lost to Kimber Lee & Drew Gulak… Jessicka Havok retained her SHINE title tournament spot by beating Portia Perez at SHINE 10. Allysin Kay is also out of the tournament after being suspended for 90 days because of her interference in the main event match between Rain and Angelina Love… SHIMMER promoter Dave Prazak was also at SHINE. He provided commentary for a number of the matches… Amazing Kong was forced to vacate the RESISTANCE Pro Women’s Championship because she could make it to their show on Friday. The vacant belt was won by D’Arcy Dixon, who beat Nikki St John. Incidentally, that’s the second time in a row the belt’s changed hands because it had been vacated – the first was because Melanie Cruise suffered a concussion… Cheerleader Melissa was named the AIDS Walk San Francisco’s first “Walker of the Week”. She’s been fundraising for them for a number of years… Kimber Lee won many plaudits for her performances over the two-day Absolute Intense Wrestling’s JT Lightning Invitational Tournament. On Friday, she beat Bobby Beverly, then the following day defeated Louis Lyndon to advance to the semi-finals, before being beaten by Johnny Gargano. Elsewhere, Tim Donst beat Mickie Knuckles by referee decision in non-tournament action, and Veda Scott & Gregory Iron retained the Tag Team Championship by beating the Jollyville Fuck-Its… Amber Rodriguez & Chip Day made it to the final of the Premier Wrestling Xperience Tag Team Championship tournament on Sunday… Speaking of Amber, she lost an AIWF Women’s Championship challenge to Mia Svensson two days previous. Svensson also valeted for CW Anderson and Steve Corino at the OMEGA show on Saturday – Kacee Carlisle beat Reby Sky on that card too.
Su Yung debuts for Stardom on Sunday alongside Hailey Hatred in a 4-team scramble match. Also on the card, Christina Von Eerie teams with Kyoko Kimura to challenge for the Goddesses of Stardom Tag Team Championship against Kairi Hojo & Natsumi Showzuki. Io Shirai also makes her first World of Stardom Championship defence against Yoshiko.
Carmel Jacob was featured in a number of tabloid newspapers in Scotland on Thursday… Speaking of Carmel, she and Kay Lee Ray will take each other on in a Lumberjill Match at WrestleZone on June 1. The Lumberjills will be members of Aberdeen, Scotland’s roller derby team… Saraya Knight won the Herts and Essex Wrestling Women’s Championship from Skarlett on Saturday… Nikki Storm won her bracket of the TNA Gut Check Challenge… Speaking of Nikki, she retained her Pro Wrestling: EVE Championship on Saturday, even though she lost her defence against Rhia O’Reilly via DQ. It’s Storm’s first loss in a scheduled EVE match in more than two years. Also on the card, Shanna beat Leah Von Dutch, Kay Lee Ray & Emi Sakura to win the Queen of the Ring tournament… Kirsty Love main evented Sunday’s RAD:PRO Wrestling show, losing to Jigsaw in what she later described as the best of her career to date… Penelope made her debut in Italy at the weekend, losing to Amazon Ayesha Ray… Ayesha is also out of this weekend’s TLC Match for the first UK Main Event Wrestling show. That means it will be a singles Tables, Ladders and Chairs contest between Pollyanna and Sakura Lily. Also on the card, Rhia O’Reilly faces Bacardi in a Submissions Match… Liberty retained the RQW European Women’s Championship on Sunday by beating Destiny via DQ.
Lluvia was booked to return from a knee surgery for CMLL’s Mexico City show on Tuesday – though she only found out through Goya Kong’s Twitter. She pointed out that she wasn’t fully recovered yet, and was replaced the match by Kong herself.
Australia & New Zealand
Madison Eagles defeated Shazza McKenzie to retain the Pacific Pro Wrestling Women’s Championship a week last Saturday… New Horizons Pro Wrestling has announced an 8-woman tournament representing the IndyGurlz division at the end of July. Australian Women’s Champion Eliza Sway and former titleholder Kellie Skater were obviously going to be involved, but the third participant is a surprise – it’s Portia Perez, who is keen to get her hands on Kellie Skater following her Tag Team Championship loss at SHIMMER Volume 57 and is seemingly willing to fly halfway around the globe to do it. Since then, Miami and Nikita Naridian have also been announced.
May 18: Pacific Pro Wrestling (Bundamba, Australia) – Madison Eagles b Shazza McKenzie
May 21: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Amapola, Mima Shimoda & Tiffany b Goya Kong, Lady Afrodita & Luna Mágica
May 22: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Akane Fujita v Kurumi went to a time limit draw; Hamuko Hoshi v Mio Shirai went to a time limit draw; Aoi Kizuki, Hailey Hatred & Su Yung b Hikaru Shida, Tsukasa Fujimoto & Miyako Matsumoto
May 22: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Louisville, KY) – Lei’D Tapa b Hannah Blossom; Holly Blossom b Taeler Hendrix via count out; Heidi Lovelace b Nikki St John
May 23: TNA Impact Wrestling (Tampa, FL) – Mickie James b Velvet Sky to win the Knockouts Championship
May 23: WWE Superstars (Kansas City, MO) – Brodus Clay, Tensai, Cameron & Naomi b Jimmy & Jay Uso and Nikki & Brie Bella
May 24: Wrestling New Classic (Tokyo, Japan) – El hijo del Pantera, Command Bolshoi & Yankee Rionne b Yusuke Kodama, Makoto & Jiro Kuroshio; AKIRA, Syuri & Starbuck b TAJIRI, Lin Byron & Osamu Nishimura
May 24: Stardom (Fukushima, Japan) – Takumi Iroha b Sumire Yoshino; Miho Wakizawa b Mayu Iwatani; Kyoko Kimura & Hailey Hatred b Dark Angel & Su Yung; Kaori Yoneyama & Takumi Iroha v Natsuki*Taiyo & Yoshiko went to a time limit draw; Io Shirai & Nanae Takahashi b Hiroyo Matsumoto & Kairi Hojo
May 24: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Surrey, BC, Canada) – Kc Spinelli b Hellion Reaper; Bishop & Sid Sylum b Ravenous Randy & Nicole Matthews
May 24: Ring Wars Carolina (Fayetteville, NC) – Mia Svensson b Amber Rodriguez
May 24: WWE (Salt Lake City, UT) – Kaitlyn b Tamina Snuka
May 24: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – La Seductora, Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit b Dalis la Caribeña, Marcela & Silueta
May 24: AAA Evolucion (Tampico, Mexico) – Faby Apache, Flamita & Octagoncito b Eterno, Mini Charly Manson & Taya Valkyrie
May 24: SHINE 10 (Ybor City, FL) – Allysin Kay b Nikki Roxx; Ivelisse Velez b Amber O’Neal; Santana Garrett b Kimberly; Sojo Bolt, Sassy Stephie & Jessie Belle b Heidi Lovelace, Solo Darling & Luscious Latasha; Leva Bates b Taylor Made; Mia Yim b Mercedes Martinez; Jessicka Havok b Portia Perez; Angelina Love b Rain
May 24: RESISTANCE Pro (Merrionette Park, IL) – Thunderkitty b Mickie Knuckles; D’Arcy Dixon b Nikki St John to win the RESISTANCE Pro Women’s Championship
May 24: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Ethan Page b Seleziya Sparx; Kimber Lee b Bobby Beverly; Marion Fontaine b Veda Scott
May 25: Diana (Kawasaki, Japan) – Jenny Rose & Su Yung b Hiroyo Matsumoto & Meari Naito; Yumiko Hotta b JJ; Sareee b Rabbit Miu; Kaori Ito & Megumi Yamushita b Mask de Sun & Tadahori; Kyoko Inoue b Keiko Aono
May 25: WAVE (Hiroshima, Japan) – Aya Yuuki & Moeka Haruhi b Fairy Nihonbashi & Sawako Shimono; Arisa Nakajima b Cherry; Aya Mizunami v Tomoka Nakagawa went to a time limit draw; Kagetsu v Misaki Ohata went to a time limit draw; Ayumi Kurihara, Kana, Mio Shirai & Shuu Shibutani b Ayako Hamada, GAMI, Yumi Ohka & Yuu Yamagata
May 25: Ice Ribbon (Yokohama, Japan) – Meari Naito b Akane Fujita; Hailey Hatred & Su Yung b Risa Sera & Rydeen Hagane; Hiroyo Matsumoto b Rutsuko Yamaguchi; Neko Nitta b Miyako Matsumoto & Kurumi in a 3-way to win the Triangle Ribbon Championship; Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto b Tsukushi & Aoi Kizuki to win the International Ribbon & REINA x World Tag Team Championship
May 25: Wrestling New Classic (Osaka, Japan) – El Hijo de Pantera, Lin Byron & Gran Hamada b Hiroki Murase, Makoto & Yasuke Kodama
May 25: Pro Wrestling: EVE Queen of the Ring (Nottingham, England) – Emi Sakura b Carmel Jacob; Kasey Owens b Leah Owens; Shanna b Leah Von Dutch; Kay Lee Ray b Alpha Female via count out; Emi Sakura b Kasey Owens; Shanna b Kay Lee Ray; Rhia O’Reilly b Nikki Storm via DQ; Shanna b Emi Sakura
May 25: Pro Wrestling Unplugged (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Jewells Malone b Angie Skye
May 25: WWE (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) – Natalya b Aksana
May 25: WWE (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada) – Kaitlyn b Tamina Snuka
May 25: WWE NXT (Coco, FL) – Paige, Kendall Skye & Sasha Banks b Bayley, Emma & Charlotte
May 25: Anarchy Wrestling (Cornelia, GA) – D’Arcy Dixon b Dementia D’Rose
May 25: Zero 1 Australia (Clovelly Park, Australia) – Shazza McKenzie b Kellyanne English
May 25: Southside Wrestling Entertainment (Nottingham, England) – El Ligero b Kay Lee Ray
May 25: New Wrestling Entertainment (Naples, Italy) – Amazon Ayesha Ray b Penelope
May 25: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Kimber Lee b Louis Lyndon; Tim Donst b Mickie Knuckles; Johnny Gargano b Kimber Lee; Veda Scott & Gregory Iron b Russ Myers & T-Money
May 25: Herts and Essex Wrestling (Takeley, England) – Saraya Knight b Skarlett to win the HEW Women’s Championship
May 25: OMEGA (Wendell, NC) – Kacee Carlisle b Reby Sky
May 25: North Shore Pro Wrestling (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) – Midianne & Urban Miles b Mary Lee Rose & Alextreme
May 25: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Elizabethton, NJ) – Holly Blossom b Lei’D Tapa; Trina Thompson b Taeler Hendrix
May 25: Florida Underground Wrestling (Tampa, FL) – Jessie Belle & Sassy Stephie b Solo Darling & Leva Bates
May 25: Zero 1 USA (Streator, IL) – The Great Cheyenne b Thunderkitty
May 26: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Hailey Hatred & Kyoko Kimura b Miko Wakizawa & Yui Yokoo; Kairi Hojo & Yuhi b Dark Angel & Mayu Iwatani; Hiroyo Matsumoto & Takumi Iroha b Nanae Takahashi & Sumire Yoshino; Natsuki*Taiyo & Yoshiko b Io Shirai & Kaori Yoneyama
May 26: Wrestling New Classic (Nagoya, Japan) – Starbuck & Syuri b Hoshito Takahashi & Makoto
May 26: WAVE (Osaka, Japan) – Kagetu b GAMI; Cherry b Mio Shirai; Yuu Yamagata v Misaki Ohata went to a time limit draw; Shuu Shibutani b Hikaru Shida; Syuri b Moeka Haruhi; Ayako Hamada b Ryo Mizunami; Ayumi Kurihara b Sawako Shimono; Ayumi Kurihara beat Fairy Nihonbashi; Yumi Ohka & Kana b Tomoka Nakagawa & Tsukasa Fujimoto
May 26: JWP (Tokyo, Japan) – Su Yung b Hailey Hatred & Command Bolshoi in a 3-way via count out; Manami Katsu & Nea Sugata v Rabbit Miu & Nagisa Umino went to a draw; Leon, Hanako Nakamori, Morii & Raideen Hagane b Sachie Abe, KAZUKI, Tsubasa Kuragaki & Manami Katsu; Kayoko Haruyama & Tsukushi b Arisa Nakajima & Risa Sera
May 26: Alternative Wrestling World (Wolverhampton, England) – Shanna b Leah Von Dutch
May 26: WWE (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) – Kaitlyn b Tamina Snuka
May 26: WWE (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) – Natalya b Aksana
May 26: Premier Wrestling Xperience (Charlotte, NC) – Amber Rodriguez & Chip Day b Drew Myers & Ethan Case; Amber Rodriguez & Chip Day b American Tiger Mask & Andrew Everett; Jake Manning & Scott Skyler b Amber Rodriguez & Chip Day
May 26: I Believe In Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Santana Garrett & Chico Adams b Chasyn Rance & Jayson Falcone
May 26: World Association of Wrestling (North Walsham, England) – Liberty b Destiny via DQ
May 26: RAD:PRO Wrestling (South Shields, England) – Felis Atrox & Freya Frenzy b Vulture & Viper; Jigsaw b Kirsty Love
May 27: WWE Raw (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) – Nikki & Brie Bella b Kaitlyn & Natalya
May 31: New Horizons Pro Wrestling (Maddington, Australia) – Amazing Kong & Eliza Sway v Krackerjak & Andy Roy
May 31: Girl Fight Wrestling (Charlestown, IN) – Candi Devine v Miss Dark Shadow; Miss Natural v Thunderkitty; Jessicka Havok v Leva Bates; Lil Naughty v Nevaeh; Crazy Mary Dobson v Jazz
June 1: WrestleZone (Aberdeen, Scotland) – Kay Lee Ray v Carmel Jacob
June 1: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Katarina Leigh v Jessie Belle
June 1: UK Main Event Wrestling (Maidstone, England) – Pollyanna v Sakura Lily; Rhia O’Reilly v Bacardi
June 1: Preston City Wrestling (Preston, England) – April Davids v CJ Banks
June 1: East Coast Wrestling Association (Newark, DE) – Jessie Kaye v Veda Scott
June 1: Squared Circle Wrestling – Girls Grand Prix 2 (Binghamton, NY) – Cherry Bomb v Courtney Rush; Nikki Roxx v Addy Starr; Serena Deeb v Nevaeh; Allysin Kay v Leah Von Dutch
June 1: World Xtreme Wrestling (Minneola, FL) – Brittney Savage v Nikki Roxx v Solo Darling
June 2: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Miho Wakizawa & Eri Susa v Yui Yokoo & Sumire Yoshino v Hiroyo Matsumoto & Mayu Iwatani v Hailey Hatred & Su Yung; Dark Angel v Yuhi; Nanae Takahashi v Takumi Iroha; Natsuki*Taiyo v Kaori Yoneyama; Kairi Hojo & Natsumi Showzuki v Kyoko Kimura & Christina Von Eerie; Io Shirai v Yoshiko
June 2: CHIKARA (Philadelphia, PA) – Saturyne v Mark Angelosetti
June 2: EVOLVE (Ybor City) – Mia Yim v Ivelisse Velez
June 2: TNA Slammiversary (Boston, MA) – Taryn Terrell v Gail Kim
June 2: Vicious Outcast Wrestling (Grindstone, PA) – Sera Feeny v Nevaeh
June 8: Pro Wrestling Syndicate (Monroe, NJ) – La Rosa Negra v Angelina Love
June 8: Southern Championship Wrestling (Sanford, FL) – Santana Garrett v Justine Silver
June 8: Smash Wrestling (Kincardine, ON, Canada) – Seleziya Sparx v Leah Von Dutch
June 1: Zero 1 USA (Rantoul, IL) – The Great Cheyenne v Thunderkitty
June 9: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan) – Ayumi Kurihara v Hiroyo Matsumoto
June 9: Insane Championship Wrestling (Glasgow, Scotland) – Leah & Kasey Owens v Nikki Storm & TBA
June 16: AAA TripleMania (Mexico City, Mexico) – Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Silver King & Taya Valkyrie v Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache & Pimpinela Escarlata
June 21: Family Wrestling Entertainment (New York, NY) – Maria Kanellis & Ivelisse Velez v Angelina Love & Katarina Leigh
June 23: Bellatrix 6 (Norwich, England) – Liberty v Shanna; Penelope v Alpha Female; Rhia O’Reilly v Erin Angel; Nikki Storm v Miss Mina; X-cute Sweet v Skarlett; Kay Lee Ray v Queen Maya; Destiny v Aurora Flame; Bete Noire & Viper v Violet O’Hara & Chanel; Saraya Knight v Carmel Jacob
June 23: Anarchy Championship Wrestling American Joshi Queen of Queens (Austin, TX)
July 6: nCw Femmes Fatales XII (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Mercedes Martinez v Sweet Cherrie; Angie Skye v Christina Von Eerie; Midianne & Deziree v Leah Von Dutch & Xandra Bale
July 13: Extreme American Wrestling (Corby, England) – Shanna v Alpha Female
July 20: Pro Wrestling Elite (Ayr, Scotland) – Mickie James v Nikki Storm
August 10: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v Athena
October 6: Bellatrix 7 (Norwich, England)
– Lee Burton
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