Courtney Rush gets #1 Contender match with Cheerleader Melissa; Entire FFXII card now revealed

The breaking news that Kalamity would be taking an undetermined time off from pro wrestling left a hole in the card for Femmes Fatales XII in Montreal on July 6th – not only in general due to the important part Kalamity has played as a featured performer on every show to date, but also more specifically because just a few days ago, she was scheduled to take on Courtney Rush in a clash of top contenders on that show.

However, Courtney was not left needing a new opponent for very long – as she is now scheduled to face the current SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa next month. The match, which will see neither Rush’s Bellatrix Title nor Melissa’s SHIMMER Title on the line, will have high stakes. Whereas Rush vs Kalamity was considered an unofficial top contender’s match in the NCW:FF rankings, this match is outright billed as a #1 Contender Match – with the winner getting a title shot at the winner of Mercedes Martinez vs Sweet Cherrie. Rush/Melissa is a rematch from their SHIMMER Title match on SHIMMER Volume 55, which was won by Melissa – but in Femmes Fatales, Rush is on a three fight win streak, and will be looking to use this match to not only secure herself a shot at the NCW:FF International Championship, but to lay down a marker to SHIMMER management as well that she is capable of beating Melissa.

lufisto-kimberAs she speculated on her recent edition of the Women of Wrestling Podcast, LuFisto is looking at returning to the ring at Femmes Fatales XII following her recent surgery – and she certainly isn’t getting an easy return match – having been paired up with one of the most consistently excellent performers around today, Kimber Lee. The match will be a first time affair, though the two do share a certain wrestling DNA – with Kimber Lee being a trainee and regular star in CZW, and LuFisto being a former CZW Ironman Champion back in 2006. Kimber Lee has long been a showstealer in her own right, and LuFisto in Montreal in front of her home town crowd is unlikely to be anything else than awesome.

Two more events have been announced, rounding out the entirety of the Femmes Fatales XII card – Sassy Stephie (w/ Mademoiselle Rachelle) will take on Missy (returning after missing Femmes Fatales XI in March due to injury). While Missy looks to establish herself and get a big win against an internationally travelled star, Stephie will be looking to turn around her bad luck in Femmes Fatales, as she is currently on a two-fight losing streak. Finally, Veda Scott and She Nay Nay will lock up in a battle between two Montreal returnees, neither of whom have graced the NCW:FF ring since last July at Femmes Fatales IX.

So, the full card for Femmes Fatales XII is now revealed. Eight matches in all.

NCW:FF International Title: Mercedes Martinez (c) vs Sweet Cherrie
#1 Contender Match: Courtney Rush vs Cheerleader Melissa
First Time Matchup: LuFisto vs Kimber Lee
– Portia Perez vs Pink Flash Kira
– Christina Von Eerie vs Angie Skye (w/ Kath Von Goth)
– Leah Von Dutch & Xandra Bale vs Midianne & Deziree (w/ Bettie Rage)
– Missy vs Sassy Stephie (w/ Mademoiselle Rachelle)
– Veda Scott vs She Nay Nay

Tickets available from the website.

— Stew Allen


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