So Kaitlyn’s secret admirer was Big E Langston, as many originally assumed it would be. However, there was a sting in the tail, as Langston was sending the notes as a way to build up the Divas Champion to knock her down as part of a nefarious plan with AJ Lee.
Last night on Raw, Kaitlyn took the ring to ask for whoever had been sending her the notes and gifts, and had a look of bewilderment on her face as it was Big E who was revealed to be the one behind it all. He pointed out that it does appear to be a bit weird and awkward, but softened her with his words. As he moved closer for a kiss, he learnt her back for a romantic smooch, but let her fall to the floor. At that moment, AJ’s music hit and she came skipping to the ring to reveal that it was all one big head game ahead of their title match this Sunday at Payback.
AJ’s reasoning for doing it was that she felt that Kaitlyn had not supported her enough after Daniel Bryan dumped her last year and she went off the rails, and was more focussed on winning the Divas Championship. What Lee is leaving out is that Kaitlyn actually was there for support and to get her back on track, but AJ slapped her on two separate occasions before the friendship fell apart. The pair briefly reunited at the end of last year before AJ turned full-blown heel at TLC and aligned herself with Dolph Ziggler, but it was never meant to last.
AJ became the number one contender to the Divas strap by winning a battle royal on April 22, and since then it has been pushed to one side when it wasn’t convenient to address it. The pair had a backstage set-to at Extreme Rules, but that has been the only real storyline development until last night.
The execution of the angle itself has been praised, with names like Jim Ross saying it was AJ’s best work to date, and thumbs up for Kaitlyn for squeezing out some real tears. That’s a talent.
The nice thing about this match is that the pair’s histories are heavily interwoven. Both made their main TV debuts on the same day with season 3 of NXT in 2010, formed a friendship and a tag team in the Chickbusters, and have risen to the top of the Divas division both because of their links, and also separately because of their booking and character development. If anything, it’s a reminder of Trish Stratus and Lita, who debuted within a month of each other in 2000, and saw their paths cross all the way through their WWE tenures. That’s a good thing – there is a strong backstory to this Sunday’s match. However, the reveal on Monday may have hurt Kaitlyn’s character.
For the last six weeks, the Divas Champion has been made to look like a teenager wondering who cared about her. She was curious of everyone, and wanted to know who was showing her this affection. When she found out it was a ruse by Lee and Langston, she broke down in tears, lashed out and was left helpless in the ring, looking rather pathetic. This isn’t how a babyface Divas Champion should look, especially when she is the top babyface in the division. Why would fans want to support someone who is so easily distracted by the slightest hint of attention?
Flipping it again, it could be that the angle lights a fire under Kaitlyn. As she said to WWE.com afterwards, “all I cared about were those stupid text messages and I lost sight of what’s important, and that’s the title. She right – and it hurts – but that’s all I have. Now that this is out of the way and I’m humiliated and I’m rock bottom, I don’t care about anything else but the title and the pay-per-view. AJ doesn’t deserve the title – but she deserves payback.”
It is more likely than not that AJ is winning the match at Payback, though whether she walks out with the championship is a question mark. Sure, she may win the belt – as has reportedly been the plan for a while – but that leaves Kaitlyn a loser in more ways than one, and doesn’t leave AJ with many immediate challengers. Another option is that AJ wins the match by DQ because Kaitlyn lets her emotions get the better of her and she flies off the handle, leading to a return match down the line. We’ll watch on Sunday and see what happens.
At this point, I’m going to hand over to this website’s co-founder Stew Allen for a few words on the revelation that Kalamity is withdrawing from wrestling for an undisclosed amount of time. The reason he’s contributing this part is because she is one of his favourite performers, who he can do this write-up more justice than I ever could.
When NCW:FF booker Stephane Bruyere filled me in on the news that Kalamity was taking a step away from wrestling for what was described as “an undisclosed period of time”, I didn’t really know what to say. A few days later and truth be told, I’m still feeling a bit weird about the whole situation. We’ve been requested to respect her privacy as to her reasons for stepping away, which we are of course doing – so laying my cards on the table, I have *no* idea what’s happening other than the fact that someone I have supported as one of my favourite wrestlers over the last few years is abruptly gone from the scene, and from my point of view as a fan, that makes me sad. Although we have been reminded that it’s for a “period” rather than a permanent thing, I couldn’t help but think as I read the statement put out by LuFisto (full of “thank you” notes to promoters and opponents for helping her out during her career) read more like a ‘thank you and goodbye’ than an ‘au revoir’.
So as I sit down to write something about Kalamity, I apologise if any of this sounds like a career obit – I very much hope she’ll be back – but there’s never a bad time to tell someone how much you’ve enjoyed being a fan of their work… and that’s exactly what I was (and am) for Kalamity.
I first saw her wrestle on the DVD of the debut show of NCW: Femmes Fatales, and I was struck by her immediately. Although she’d been wrestling before coming under LuFisto’s guidance, stylistically she was every inch LuFisto’s trainee (short, powerful, moved well around the ring and looked like she could fell an elephant) but she also had a look that set her apart from everybody else too. While she’s spent much of the last few years shortening the outfit (to avoid stepping on it), she had this unique gear that looked like she was still wearing a ring robe, and it was really something different. The look, the talent and the intensity all combined to make me sit up and take notice from day one. Kalamity may be 5’2”, but she walks like she’s twenty feet tall and could elbow a building to the ground.
It was fairly clear from the debut of Femmes Fatales that Kalamity was the hand-picked successor to LuFisto as the next leader of the female wrestling scene in Quebec (and beyond), and while that undoubtedly would heap a bunch of pressure on someone, it seemed that Kalamity was the perfect choice – she knuckled down, worked hard, and by the time she beat LuFi at Femmes Fatales VII in October, 2011 for the Femmes Fatales championship (in the first all Quebec main event in the promotion’s history, by the way), she had truly arrived. I was over the moon for her. Her feud with LuFisto netted them both the award for ‘Rivalry of the Year’ in Quebec that year, and her title reign lasted through until March this year, when she fell in her seventeenth defence to Mercedes Martinez.
Just a week before she won that title, she also made her debut for SHIMMER Women Athletes in Chicago, IL – and I had the chance not only to witness Kalamity wrestle live, but got to make her acquaintance too – and while her English wasn’t always great and my French was even worse – in the few brief conversations I had with her, I found her to be both gracious and friendly. Kalamity’s SHIMMER career to date (while sometimes a bit stop/start as far as momentum) saw her mix it up with the best in the world, literally… including singles matches with Kana, Cheerleader Melissa and the last two winners of Ringbelles’ Wrestler of the Year award – Hailey Hatred (2011) and Ayako Hamada (2012). What was superb was that she delivered regularly, and I was surely hoping that this October (and beyond) would be more of the same. Heck, I’m still genuinely disappointed we’re not getting Kalamity vs Courtney Rush at Femmes Fatales XII next month (arguably my two favourite Canadians going one on one).
Whatever’s going on, I’d like to send my genuine love and appreciation for what she’s done in wrestling so far. People like her don’t come along very often – and I hope our paths cross again some day soon.
“Over the past month I have done some serious thinking and come December I will have to say goodbye…”
That was the announcement by Brittney Savage on her Twitter on June 5, announcing her intent to retire from wrestling at the end of this year, though the timing is curious, considering she relocated from New York state to Florida earlier this year, presumably in the hope of securing more bookings, considering how busy the scene is in the state. She is due to challenge Kimberly for the World Xtreme Wrestling Women’s Championship on June 22 after winning a 3-way at the promotion’s last show on June 1.
26-year old Savage debuted in November 2008 under the name of Brooke Carter, and within four months had won the Women Superstars Uncensored Tag Team Championship from Annie Social and Roxie Cotton. However, that first reign was ended after just three months when her partner Miss April departed for WWE to gain fame under the name of AJ Lee. Rebounding quickly, she recaptured the belts with new partner Alicia by beating Hailey Hatred and Jessicka Havok, but dropped the belts back to them in August, turning heel on her partner in the process. On November 6, 2009 – approximately a year after her debut – Savage found herself in a WWE ring, doing a quick job for Beth Phoenix on SmackDown under the name of Brittney Carter – a mixture of her original ring name, and of new moniker Brittney Savage, which she had changed to following her heel turn.
Before her SmackDown appearance, Savage won the Spirit Championship but lost the belt to former partner and rival Alicia in December, recapturing the title in March and then losing it back to Alicia in October, before winning it back on the same show.
Savage was separated from the belt in March 2011 when Sassy Stephie won the title, but got a measure of revenge in April by beating Stephie in the final of the J-Cup tournament. The forming of Havok, Stephie and Allysin Kay into the Midwest Militia turned Savage babyface as a result, but more often than not came out on the losing end of singles and tag team encounters. She won the J-Cup again last year, but as a character she was treading water even before the takeover by Beyond Wrestling.
Since moving to Florida, Savage has wrestled three matches in SHINE, though none have been world-beaters. She has also worked for the aforementioned WXW, Florida Underground Wrestling and Vintage Wrestling, but it seems as if her heart doesn’t belong to wrestling anymore.
Brittney is currently dating former TNA star Jesse Neal – he and Christina Von Eerie split last year and Von Eerie is now engaged to Combat Zone Wrestling’s MASADA – so it is possible that her relationship means more to her than wrestling does. There is nothing wrong with that at all, and you should follow your heart. Wrestling will always be there if she changes her mind.
It is debatable as to how big of a hole her departure will leave. As mentioned, there are a lot of women wrestlers in Florida, so any spots she held will be filled very swiftly. In addition, she was miscast during her last year and a half in WSU as a babyface, as she works better as a heel. Is it possible that she looks at the fortunes of her former partner AJ Lee and wonders if her window of opportunity has passed, or is she looking ahead to a loving relationship without wrestling? Whatever the reason may be, we wish her well in her final months as a performer, and for life outside of the ring.
It has been a tumultuous June for a former WCW valet and girlfriend of Randy Savage. Stephanie “Gorgeous George” Bellars Frankenstein turned to her Facebook on the 3rd to issue a cry for help, saying “If I can’t get a car and drive to find a job this week, I am going to end it. I can’t take it anymore. My life has too many problems. I am nothing but a burden on people. I wish God would get me out of here.” The 37 year old has also posted messages saying that she is short of money, and has offered herself up for part-time or odd-jobs to pull in some income. It is a disappointing fall from grace for the former WCW star, who still makes the odd wrestling appearance, though they have been sporadic since she appeared as a manager for Women Superstars Uncensored in 2008, though also made some in-ring appearances.
However, things took another dark turn this weekend when she posted photos of her with a black eye and alleging that her partner was responsible. On Saturday, she wrote a message saying she needed help, asking for food, a ride and hotel to stay at, as she claimed she couldn’t “get hit again”. The following day, she uploaded two close-up photos of her swollen eye, and followed it up yesterday by saying “I am single I guess”, offering up a diamond ring for sale.
It is sad to see someone in such a desperate situation, regardless of whether it is of their own doing or not. While it is unclear who struck Bellars Frankenstein (which is really her surname, as she married Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (Paul Caiafa) in 2001), it is obvious that something has caused that black eye.
For that reason, we’re throwing out a (semi-related) message here.
While wrestlers get bumps, scrapes, bruises and breaks from time to time, that is something that happens in the ring – not behind closed doors. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The National Institute of Justice, nearly 25% of women in the US experience at least one physical assault during adulthood by a partner. Another survey from the National Institute of Justice says that 22.1% of women and 7.4% of men reported being physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, or date in their lifetime. In the UK an incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every single minute of every single day. On average, two women a week are killed by a current or former male partner.
The telling (and unknown) figure is the one of women or men who are abused by a partner – be it physically, emotionally or financially (as in restricting money so a partner cannot afford to get away) – which are not reported to the police. Statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence say only 25% of all physical assaults, 20% of all rapes, and 50% of all stalking perpetrated against females by their partners are reported to the police. The Domestic Abuse Shelter claims a woman will be assaulted by her partner or ex-partner 35 times before she reports it to the authorities.
Male or female, domestic abuse is not something that should be stood for accepted, justified or excused, and there are people who are willing to help. In the US, there is the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which you can contact on 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). In the UK, women can contact Refuge on 0808 2000 247, while men can contact the ManKind Initiative on 01823 334244. Don’t delay – the next attack could be the fatal one.
Elsewhere on the site, we’ve had an interview with Priya Sharma, who’s the director of a new documentary of women’s wrestling called Breathe It; a Retro with Reggie Bennett in Japan; and video of Dark Angel winning the World Of Stardom Championship.
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Two matches were filmed specifically under the Total Divas name before the SmackDown tapings in Uniondale, NY on Tuesday. Both of the show’s stars, Cameron and Naomi, were beaten by Aksana and Alicia Fox respectively… Another Total Divas hype video has been released, with it clear that the main focus was the Bella Twins. Natalya was barely seen… Natalya visited the NXT facility last week to film more footage for the show though – and bought he dad Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart with her… Paige defeated Tamina Snuka to become the first woman to be shown advancing in the NXT Women’s Title tournament… WWE.com named the late Sensational Sherri as the “Most Wicked Witch”. No arguments here – she was a great heel manager… Nikki Bella will be one of the judges in this Sunday’s Miss USA pageant, while both Bellas attended a Special Olympics event at the weekend… Footage leaked out of the developmental roster practicing promos from last December. One of the notable ones was Paige, Summer Rae and Anya acting as a female version of the Shield… Alicia Fox worked babyface at house shows over the weekend. I’ve no idea whether I’m supposed to like or dislike her.
Eric Bischoff praised Taryn Terrell for her work at Slammiversary against Gail Kim, saying she is “one of the best acquisitions to the talent roster in the last year”… Terrell was also featured on TMZ, showing off her bruises from the Last Knockout Standing contest… Knockouts Champion Mickie James dodged a request for a rematch from former titleholder Velvet Sky by saying that Velvet’s injured knee still needs more time to recover. As a result, James wrestled Taeler Hendrix – making her second Impact Wrestling appearance since winning her Gut Check last June – faking a knee injury at one point before hitting the Mick Kick for the pinfall. As another example of her slow heel turn, James also mockingly applauded Hendrix during her entrance. Mickie has thrown herself into this angle – it just shows what a bit of motivation and encouragement can do.
Ring Of Honor’s July 11 show in Chicago, IL pits Michael Elgin, BJ Whitmer & MsChif against ACH, Tadarius Thomas & Athena in an intergender six-person contest… Athena will be at Anarchy Championship Wrestling’s American Joshi Queen of Queens on June 23, though it unclear if she is participating in the tournament or will be defending the Anarchy Televised Title. She won last year’s event… Heidi Lovelace faced Trina Thompson again on last week’s episode of Ohio Valley Wrestling after Taeler Hendrix faked being upset at the Women’s Champion. Before Lovelace arrived, Hendrix and Nikki St John talked about how Taeler was manipulating Heidi, and the heels came out to attack Thompson during the match, causing Heidi to be disqualified. The lovestruck Lovelace is seemingly a puppet in a game for Trina to be softened up so Taeler can snatch the Women’s Championship… Jessicka Havok and Athena will clash for a second time in Women Superstars Uncensored with Havok’s Championship on the line. For this match on August 20 in Voorhees, NJ, it will be contested under two out of three falls rules. The show will also see the return of the Uncensored Rumble match.. Congratulations to Kristin Astara and Mercedes Martinez, who both got married last week (but not to each other)… Tammy Lynn Sytch says her autobiography is finished. She tweeted that it should be out next spring… La Rosa Negra will defend the Pro Wrestling Syndicate Bombshells Championship against Cheerleader Melissa on July 26th’s Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling show after beating Angelina Love on Saturday night… Absolute Intense Wrestling will hold two Girls Night Out tapings on October 6… Don’t be confused – there are two wrestlers will incredibly similar names on the US scene at the moment. There is an Amber Rodriguez and and Amanda Rodriguez. They should wrestle with the loser being forced to change their name… Because of Kalamity’s withdrawal from wrestling, the card for Femmes Fatales XII has been altered. Kalamity’s scheduled opponent Courtney Rush will now take on Cheerleader Melissa, with the winner becoming the number one contender to Mercedes Martinez’s International Title. LuFisto will return to action after her knee surgery against the debuting Kimber Lee; Sassy Stephie faces Missy, while She Nay Nay wrestles Veda Scott… Nicole Matthews and Kc Spinelli went to a no-contest over Matthews’ Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling Women’s Championship at the weekend. Matthews will next defend the belt against Cat Power on June 22… Jazz is out of the SHINE Championship tournament at SHINE 11 next month due to ongoing neck injuries. To fill the gaps left by that and Allysin Kay’s suspension, two four way matches featuring the losers of the qualifiers will take place, with the two winners going into the quarter finals. Also announced for the quarters are Leva Bates v Mia Yim and Jessicka Havok v Saraya Knight… Leilani Kai has recorded a shoot interview with RF Video. The teaser which has been sent out is a clip of an encounter with Vince Russo when he was in charge of WCW. He allegedly asked her to wrestling in mud and she claims she laid into him with a string of expletives before saying was responsible for killing the wrestling business.
Shoko Nakajima made her wrestling debut at Thursday’s Tokyo Women’s Wrestling show, going to a 3 minute time limit draw with KANNA… Aoi Kizuki is the next contender for Cherry’s Fly To Everywhere Championship after she pinned the titleholder in a tag team match at Saturday’s Union show.
Saraya Knight puts the Herts and Essex Wrestling Women’s Championship on the line against Violet O’Hara on June 29. The pair have had a number of well-lauded scraps in the past. Former titleholder Skarlett will be the special referee… Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females returns to Glasgow, Scotland on September 22. Promoter Mikey Whiplash is after suggestions for the name of the show – one of the better ones was “Angry Birds”… Speaking of ICW, the scheduled match on Sunday with the Owens Twins taking on Nikki Storm and a partner of her choosing never happened after Storm picked Joe Coffey as her partner. Sean Maxer made the save for the Owens.
Australia & New Zealand
Matches for New Horizons Pro Wrestling’s Global Conflict tournament next month are being announced – Eliza Sway will take on Portia Perez; Tomoka Nakagawa meets Miami; Saraya Knight wrestles Storm; and Kellie Skater faces Nikita Naridian… Eliza Sway retained the Riot City Wrestling Women’s Championship on Saturday, beating Kellyanne English, Savannah Summers & Arianna Snow in a 4-way.
June 4: WWE Total Divas (Uniondale, NY) – Alicia Fox b Naomi; Aksana b Cameron
June 4: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit b Dalis la Caribeña & Luna Mágica
June 5: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Lousiville, KY) – Taeler Hendrix b Jessie Belle; Trina Thompson b Heidi Lovelace via DQ; Nikki St John b Epiphany
June 5: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Paige b Tamina Snuka
June 6: Tokyo Women’s Wrestling (Tokyo, Japan) – KANNA v Shoko Nakajima went to a time limit draw; Miyu Yamashita b Chikage Kiba
June 6: WWE Superstars (Hartford, CT) – Natalya b Tamina Snuka
June 6: TNA Impact Wrestling (Duluth, GA) – Mickie James b Taeler Hendrix
June 7: McKinnon Madness (McKinnon, Australia) – Siren Monroe b Nikita Naridian & Arianna Snow in a 3-way
June 7: Destination 1 Wrestling (Charlestown, IN) – Crazy Mary Dobson b MsChif
June 8: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Hikaru Shida b Kuzira Oshima; Kurumi b 235; Aoi Kizuki & Tsukushi b Neko Nitta & Miyako Matsumoto; Hailey Hatred & Hamuko Hoshi b Risa Sera & Tsukasa Fujimoto
June 8: Newcastle Pro Wrestling (New Lambton, Australia) – Shazza McKenzie b Madison Eagles
June 8: Riot City Wrestling (North Adelaide, Australia) – Eliza Sway b Kellyanne English, Savannah Summers & Arianna Snow in a 4-way
June 8: Italian Championship Wrestling (Brescia, Italy) – Doblone b Queen Maya
June 8: Zero 1 USA (Rantoul, IL) – Thunderkitty b The Great Cheyenne
June 8: New England Championship Wrestling (Beverly, MA) – Nikki Valentine b Kasey Ray
June 8: Pro Wrestling Syndicate (Monroe, NJ) – La Rosa Negra b Angelina Love
June 8: Southern Championship Wrestling (Sanford, FL) – Santana Garrett b Justine Silver
June 8: Smash Wrestling (Kincardine, ON, Canada) – Leah Von Dutch b Seleziya Sparx
June 8: Florida Underground Wrestling (Clearwater, FL) – Solo Darling b Luscious Latasha
June 8: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Nicole Matthews v Kc Spinelli went to a no-contest
June 8: WWE (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Alicia Fox & Layla b Aksana & AJ Lee
June 8: Victory Commonwealth Wrestling (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Jewells Malone b Sabrina Kyle
June 8: TNA (Aiken, SC) – Velvet Sky b Gail Kim
June 9: Union (Tokyo, Japan) – Tsukushi & Aoi Kizuki b Cherry & Masako Takanashi
June 9: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan) – Mayumi Ozaki & Chikayo Nagashima b Sonoko Kato & Hikaru Shida; Manami Toyota b Yumi Ohka; Meiko Satomura & Ayako Hamada b Dynamite Kansai & Tomoka Nakagawa; Ayumi Kurihara b Hiroyo Matsumoto; Carlos Amano & Kagetsu b AKINO & Aja Kong
June 9: Diana (Kawasaki, Japan) – Kaoru Ito b JJ; Jaguar Yokota b Piyota Mask; Yumiko Hotta & Keiko Aono b Kyoko Inoue & Sareee
June 9: JWP (Tokyo, Japan) – Arisa Nakajima b Raideen Hagane; Command Bolshoi b KAZUKI & Leon in a 3-way; Sachie Abe & Rabbit Miu b Manami Katsu & Raideen Hagane; Kayoko Haruyama & Tsubasa Kuragaki b Hanako Nakamori & Morii
June 9: WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) -Mio Shirai b Arisa Nakajima; Misaki Ohata b Tomoka Nakagawa; Hikaru Shida v Syuri went to a time limit draw; Ayako Hamada v Kagetsu went to a time limit draw; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Sakura Hirota b Kana & Ryo Mizunami; Yumi Ohka b Ayumi Kurihara; Shuu Shibutani b Moeka Haruhi; Yuu Yamagata b GAMI
June 9: WWE (Fayetteville, NC) – Alicia Fox & Layla b AJ Lee & Aksana
June 10: Wrestling New Classic (Aomori, Japan) – GAMI & Moeka Kasuga b Yuu Yamagata & Shuu Shibutani; AKIRA, Syuri & Minoru Tanaka b TAJIRI, Lin Byron & El Hijo del Pantera
June 14: Dynamo Pro Wrestling (Glen Carbon, IL) – Miss Natural v MsChif
June 15: CWF Mid-Atlantic (Gibsonville, NC) – Serena Deeb v Amber O’Neal
June 15: Shockwave Wrestling Entertainment (Havelock, NC) – Mia Svensson v Fantasia
June 16: WWE Payback (Chicago, IL) – Kaitlyn v AJ Lee
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 22: RAD:PRO Wrestling (South Shields, England) – Freya Frenzy v Kirsty Love
June 22: British Championship Wrestling (East Kilbride, Scotland) – Nikki Storm v Carmel Jacob
June 22: World Xtreme Wrestling (Minneola, FL) – Kimberly v Brittney Savage
June 22: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Chilliwack, BC, Canada) – Nicole Matthews v Cat Power
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: I Believe In Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Chasyn Rance v Santana Garrett v Jayson Falcone
June 23: Anarchy Championship Wrestling American Joshi Queen of Queens (Austin, TX)
June 23: Ring Of Honor (Baltimore, MD) – Veda Scott v MsChif
June 29: REINA x World (Tokyo, Japan) – Dump Matsumoto v Goya Kong; Makoto v Estrellita; Leon, Ray & Rabbit Miu v Mima Shimoda, Tiffany & Marcela; Hanako Nakamori & Syuri v Storm & Mighty Mel
June 29: Herts and Essex Wrestling (Takeley, England) – Saraya Knight v Violet O’Hara
June 30: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Veda Scott & Gregory Iron v Obariyon & Kobald
July 4: GOUGE (Raleigh, NC) – Mia Svensson v Tori Lynn
July 4: Ring Wars Carolina (Fayetteville, NC) – Mia Svensson v Devyn Nicole
July 6: Ring Wars Carolina (Fayetteville, NC) – Mia Svensson v Aida Marie
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; Courtney Rish v Cheerleader Melissa; LuFisto v Kimber Lee; Missy v Sassy Stephie; She Nay Nay v Veda Scott
July 11: Ring Of Honor (Chicago, IL) – Michael Elgin, BJ Whitmer & MsChif v ACH, Tadarius Thomas & Athena
July 12: SHINE 11 (Ybor City, FL) – Mercedes Martinez v Nikki Roxx v Su Yung v Taylor Made; Angelina Love v Amazing Kong v Ivelisse Velez v Kimberly; Jessicka Havok v Saraya Knight; Leva Bates v Mia Yim
July 13: Extreme American Wrestling (Corby, England) – Shanna v Alpha Female
July 20: Ring Wars Carolina (Fayetteville, NC) – Mia Svensson v Amanda Rodriguez
July 20: Pro Wrestling Elite (Ayr, Scotland) – Mickie James v Nikki Storm
July 20: Battling Bombshells: Stars, Stripes & Bombshells (Hollywood, FL) – Chelsea Diamond v Cherry Layne; Mercedes Justine v Silvie Silver; La Renne v Brittney Savage; Luscious Latasha v Solo Darling; Jewells Malone v La Morena Aleishka; Santana Garrett v Melissa Coates; La Rosa Negra v La Amazona
July 26: New Horizons Pro Wrestling (Perth, Australia) – Eliza Sway v Portia Perez; Kellie Skater v Nikita Naridian; Storm v Saraya Knight; Tomoka Nakagawa v Miami
July 26: Bombshells Ladies Of Wrestling (Iselin, NJ) – Angelina Love v Shelly Martinez; La Rosa Negra v Cheerleader Melissa
August 3: Pro Women’s Wrestling Alliance (Parramatta, Australia) – Evie v Madison Eagles
August 10: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v Athena
August 25: Insane Championship Wrestling (Edinburgh, Scotland) – Kay Lee Ray v Carmel Jacob
September 22: Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)
October 6: Bellatrix 7 (Norwich, England)
October 6: Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out 9/10 (Cleveland, OH)
October 19-20: SHIMMER: Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)
– Lee Burton
– Photos by WWE, Gilda Pasquil, Eric Salottolo, Stephanie Bellars Frankenstein, Natalya, April Hunter, TNA, Elizabeth Ellen Haddow
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