New Horizons Pro Wrestling has a history of bringing the world’s best female wrestlers to Perth, Australia for matches which fans in the country would normally not have the opportunity to see without a mammoth amount of air travel. Nikki Roxx, Mercedes Martinez, Sara Del Rey and Cindy Rogers have all made the trip from the US, and as we speak, Amazing Kong is Down Under wrestling for the promotion.
On the weekend of July 26 and 27, NHPW presents its Global Conflict show, which certainly lives up to its name, as four countries are represented – and the representatives from the non-native nations are all making their Australian debuts…
The first new face to have been announced was Portia Perez, who was advertised as the second entrant – soon after rival Kellie Skater was named. The release which came out on Monday revealed that her desire to be part of the proceedings was because it is the first opportunity to get her hands on the Global Green Gangster, who claimed the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship from she and Nicole Matthews in the main event of volume 57 in April. However, her desire to get her hands on the Rate Tank may be slightly scuppered because of the announcement of entrant #6.
Skater’s 3G partner Tomoka Nakagawa was announced on Wednesday, meaning that the Canadian Ninja will have the disadvantage of having no backup, and will firmly be in enemy territory. Nakagawa also holds the distinction of being the first joshi to compete in NHPW.
The final combatant in the tournament was announced earlier today, and she will be travelling from further away than anyone else. Former SHIMMER Champion Saraya Knight will also be part of the show, and it concludes what will be a busy July where Knight will rack up the air miles – earlier in the month, she will fly from the United Kingdom to Florida to compete in the SHINE Championship tournament, then will head on to Australia.
The other five participants are the aformentioned Skater, IndyGurlz Australia Champion Eliza Sway, Nikita Naridian – who has spent the last year wrestling in Canada and Mexico as well as in her home country – Miami and Storm – who is currently wrestling on a regular basis in the UK, and will make her Japanese debut in REINA x World on June 29 before returning to Australia for the tournament.
Aussie fans – or those planning to fly in for the show – can buy tickets by clicking here.
– Lee Burton