We praised Mickie James’ last six months in TNA, including her winning the Knockouts Title and turning heel in the process. However, you have to wonder what sort of division she is reigning over, when you consider how many – or conversely, how few – female wrestlers there are on the roster these days.
As well as James, you have Gail Kim, Miss Tessmacher, ODB, Tara, Taryn Terrell and Velvet Sky as in-ring performers – though ODB is usually a ref these days, Terrell is hardly a regular and Tessmacher & Tara has been absent for a while. That’s seven women – half of what they had in 2008 when the division was really a pioneer and vastly overshadowing what was going on in WWE at the time. When you consider that TNA only has about three women doing most of the work these days, you can see why the promotion binned its Knockouts Tag Team Titles following them being vacated by ODB and Eric Young.
The roster was thinned out last Wednesday when a four time Knockouts Champion and the first Gut Check winner were cut from the roster. Madison Rayne – who is heavily pregnant and is due to give birth next month – saw her contract expire and it wasn’t renewed. Some have complained that it was a bit tactless of TNA to do that, but Rayne herself apparently holds no grudges and has made no complaints in public. It is possible that she may return in time.
The other departure is Taeler Hendrix, who has been criminally underused by the promotion since winning the Gut Check last June. She has only appeared on two episodes of Impact – one was the Thanksgiving Day episode, which was a filler show because so few were watching, and the other was last month as she served as cannon fodder for Mickie’s slow-burn heel turn. Meanwhile, she has been working on her character during her time in Ohio Valley Wrestling, which we cover in more detail later on.
TNA made a whole bunch of cuts for budget reasons, according to reports, but you wonder why it’s keeping the expensive names like Hulk Hogan – who hasn’t made a single dent on TV ratings, and has seen live pay-per-views drop from 12 to 4 during his time there – while doing away with prospects for the future like most of the Gut Check winners. Had TNA chosen to invest in the future rather than getting rid of them, it could have built for the future instead of hoping for the best with wrestlers who are already peaking or experienced their heydays up to 20 years ago.
Compare this to WWE, which opens up its new developmental facility in Orlando, FL, to the general public in two days. It’s a 26,000 square foot aircraft hanger filled with seven rings. On top of that, it has rooms where you can work on promos, another where they can be evaluated and others which can be used for voice-overs. There are coaches for conditioning and strength, workout equipment, therapists, physicians and athletic trainers. There is everything a wrestler would need to get the best possible launchpad. If I was signed to a developmental contract, I wouldn’t leave until I was thrown out.
Now, I’m not saying that TNA can compare with that as WWE’s finances are on a different level. However, it has OVW as a training facility, and that served WWE well for a long time. It boasts a roster of women which is larger than TNA too, with Hendrix, Heidi Lovelace, Epiphany, Lei’D Tapa, Trina Thompson, Jessie Belle, Nikki St John, Hannah & Holly Blossom and Josette Bynum. There must be someone in there that TNA must feel is worth something. Arguably, that person is Tapa, who won her own Gut Check, though it would be nice to get some more fresh faces in the Knockouts division.
In trying to save money, TNA may have shot itself in the foot with some short-sighted business decisions. We’ll see over time what the effects will be, as there are only so many times that you can rotate the same names before it gets crushingly dull.
The OVW storyline between Taeler Hendrix and Heidi Lovelace – which also roped in Trina Thompson and Nikki St John saw the inevitable happen on last week’s TV episode. Hendrix’s bragging to St John in the locker room about how she had Lovelace wrapped around her finger and she would become the next Women’s Champion without getting her hands dirty was heard by Heidi, who looked devastated and later sought a shoulder to cry on with Thompson, who suggested they team up to face Taeler and Nikki at last weekend’s Saturday Night Special.
Free from the bewitching spell of Hendrix, this match was all about Lovelace getting her redemption – so naturally, she cleared house at the end, taking out Taeler with the flying bodypress, a big spear in the corner and finished her off with a Kiss Of Death and a roll-up for the pinfall. As it turns out, that was the only on screen kiss between the pair, and it was the one which sealed the redhead’s fate.
So, that seemingly wraps up the storyline, unless we’re going to get an epilogue coming up. From a personal standpoint, I think the programme had more legs and could have gone on for a while longer. Consider this: what if Hendrix ended up being successful in her plan to become Women’s Champion with the help of a crushing Lovelace, and then Heidi did everything in her power to make sure she didn’t lose the belt to keep her other half happy. At this point, Taeler’s big mouth betrays her and Heidi overhears the plan, but instead of going to Trina, she lets it brew, much like when Triple H found out that wife Stephanie wasn’t pregnant, and had just said that she was to make sure he stayed with her. Instead of blowing up at her, he waited until he could humiliate her in public, which is what he did. What about if she cost Hendrix the title by helping her opponent and screwing her “love” in the wrong way. It would lead to an angry Hendrix, an angrier Lovelace – as she would have been used and manipulated for longer – and a more fiery feud between the pair.
This isn’t a knock on what was presented to us, though it seemed to pick up the pace when more eyes were directed towards it. Both got a lot out of it – particularly Lovelace, who we pointed out has had a great six months, while Hendrix is pouncing on her TNA release by making herself available for as many bookings as possible – so credit to OVW for giving them the platform to expand their characters and not taking the low road with a leering, seedy lesbian angle.
SHINE 11 will see the promotion’s first champion crowned this Friday – and you can see a close-up image of the title belt here – with fourteen women vying for the title. Six women have reached the quarter finals, but things were thrown into flux by the removal of the remaining two qualifiers.
The first to leave the process was Allysin Kay, who was suspended for 90 days for interfering in the main event match of SHINE 10 in May between fellow Valkyrie cohort Rain and Angelina Love. As it later became obvious, that was done to write her out of the promotion while she travelled to Japan to wrestle for World Women Pro Wrestling Diana. Quite why she was booked to qualify for the tournament by beating Nikki Roxx on the same show only to be removed is anyone’s guess, as she could have lost the match, had Roxx qualify and still gone through with the suspension in the main event.
The other name to go was Jazz, who had to acknowledge that severe neck injuries had caught up to her, meaning that she would have to sit out the tournament.
As a result, there are only two fixed quarter finals for Friday. Jessicka Havok and Saraya Knight meet in one of the matches, while Leva Bates takes on Mia Yim. As for the other quarter finalists, they’re arguably at massive disadvantages, as their opponents won’t be decided until that very night, and it could be any of four different potential opponents.
Santana Garrett will meet the winner of a four-way between Love, Kimberly, Amazing Kong and Ivelisse Velez – who discussed the tournament along with Tough Enough, WWE, which trainer she felt disliked her and TNA’s Gut Check in the most recent Women Of Wrestling Podcast – while Rain could face anyone out of Mercedes Martinez, Roxx, Su Yung and LuFisto – the latter of whom is a replacement for Taylor Made, who released a video saying she was staying away to show solidarity with her suspended Made In Sin partner Kay.
With 10 matches potentially taking place, this will be the most stacked card in SHINE’s year-long history. As for a prediction of a winner, I couldn’t tell you. Names like Havok, Bates, Rain and Garrett could all be favoured, but this is anyone’s tournament. Watch on Friday by going to WWNLive.com to see it all unfold.
Maria Kanellis says she has proof that the Bella Twins were responsible for blocking her return to WWE just before WrestleMania XXIX this year. Last night she tweeted: “I was offered a @wwe contract and the Bellas made sure I didn’t get it. I’m not bitter. I just don’t like people that mess with my career.” When asked why she was pleasant when describing them and has now changed her tune, she replied, “I had to find the facts first. Now I have them.”
Back in April, we asked Maria about the Bella Twins rumour on the Women Of Wrestling Podcast – at the time she replied: “I don’t think that the Bella Twins could be so immature – I always found them to be very mature and business minded so I can’t imagine them doing that. Unfortunately we may never know the truth unless we get it from the horse’s mouth. I try not to play too much into rumours because that can get you into a lot of trouble”.
Tammy Sytch is holding an event called Under The Covers With Sunny. I’ll let the bumf explain what that entails: “This is YOUR CHANCE to get UNDER THE COVERS WITH ME!! At the Legends of the Ring Convention, 10/5/13, I will be offering special photo ops! Your choice: for $50 you get to have your photo taken laying next to me in bed, and for $75 you can have your photo taken ‘spooning’ or with me lying my head on your chest! Was I your TEENAGE CRUSH?? Now is your chance to make that dream a REALITY!!! And YES, I WILL be wearing a little item from my LINGERIE DRAWER!!”
Can’t really vilify her for this – if she’s happy to do it and people are happy to pay, that’s their business and more power to them. It doesn’t butter my parsnips, but it’s probably no different to getting your photo taken with women at an Adult Expo, depending on whether you think that’s a good or bad thing.
Last week was a mammoth one as far as posts were concerned. A number of women were profiled were having a good six months, with links above – but also featured were Nikki Storm and Madison Eagles, as well as a list of others who can boast good half years. We also posted a Madison Rayne Retro from her days as Lexi Lane.
And we had two Women Of Wrestling Podcasts in the last week. The other was Allison Danger’s first – and so far, only – interview since her retirement in April. She discusses her stroke, what caused it, how her life is these days, as well as advice for both wrestlers and fans. Everyone will get something out of listen to it, so click here to find out.
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Eva Marie accompanied Natalya to the ring for her face v face match against Naomi on Superstars. With her red hair, she certainly stands out… Speaking of them, USA Network is planning to air Total Divas… Paige reached the final of the NXT Women’s Championship tournament on last week’s NXT episode by beating Alicia Fox… AJ Lee caused Kaitlyn to be pinned by Alicia Fox on SmackDown by coming out during their match and skipping around ringside… Natalya & Aksana worked WWE’s most recent trip to Japan… When approached by ProWrestling.net over allegations of sexual harassment taking place in developmental, WWE replied: “There have been no sexual harassment complaints filed against any employee at the WWE’s training facility in Orlando. Instead there have been baseless allegations made by disgruntled talent recently released by WWE. Regardless, WWE takes these issues seriously and investigated this matter, concluding that there was no wrongdoing”… Nikki Bella reportedly came to the ring on crutches on Raw last night, which wasn’t shown on camera… The McMahon power trip continued on Raw with Vickie Guerrero being fired from her Managing Supervisor position. Her lackey Brad Maddox was named as the new General Manager as her replacement… Kaitlyn got she and Layla disqualified on Raw when she went after AJ Lee and Alicia Fox. She speared the Divas Champion on the outside ahead of their match at Money In The Bank on Sunday in what has been the only real successful segment leading up to this match. When you compare the build to their match last month at Payback and look at the build up to this one, including the childish impressions and the cack Photoshop stuff, this rematch doesn’t feel as hot.
Mickie James and Velvet Sky feature in a new online slot machine game called TNA Impact which has been launched in the UK. It is being used in part to advertise the next European tour next January… Make sure you watch Impact Wrestling this week for the Gail Kim v Taryn Terrell Ladder Match. It received rave reviews.
Mercedes Martinez successfully defended the NCW: Femmes Fatales International Championship against Sweet Cherrie at Femmes Fatales XII on Sunday. Elsewhere on the card, Portia Perez once again bailed on a match against Pink Flash Kira, Courtney Rush and Cheerleader Melissa went to a double DQ and LuFisto made a successful return to action, beating Kimber Lee. Three matches have been announced for Femmes Fatales XIII on October 26 – Melissa and Rush will square off again, Kira and Perez will meet in a Lumberjill Match with both competitors strapped together, and Martinez & Saraya Knight will take on Cherrie & LuFisto… Leva Bates will return to Anarchy Championship Wrestling on July 21 to take on Athena… River City Wrestling is to crown its first ever women’s champion. Called the Angels Title, it will be contested between Alissa Flash (AKA, Cheerleader Melissa, who has already won every men’s title the promotion has to offer) and Angelina Love. Flash was stripped of the International Title in March for not defending the belt… Nicole Matthews hurt her elbow while successfully defending the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling Women’s Title against Kc Spinelli on Sunday.
Act Yasukawa returned from injury on Sunday’s Stardom show. She’s been out since April. Also on the event, Kaori Yoneyama made her first successful defence of the High Speed Championship, and it was announced that Kyoko Kimura will be the first challenger for Io Shirai’s World Of Stardom Championship… Diana has three Americans working with them at the moment – Jessica James, Crazy Mary Dobson and Allysin Kay. Kay debuted on Sunday, losing to Keiko Aono… Kasey Owens was successful in her Japanese debut. She and Hikaru Shida beat Risa Sera & Hailey Hatred on Sunday’s Ice Ribbon. Owens pinned Sera with a Fisherman Suplex… Makoto returns to Ice Ribbon for the first time since leaving the promotion in August 2011 this Sunday, where she takes on Aoi Kizuki. The main event sees ICEx60 Champion Tsukushi take on IW19 Champion Tsukasa Fujimoto in a title unification match.
April Davids retained her FutureShock Women’s Championship on Sunday when challenger Viper was disqualified because of interference by Dannii the Merch Girl… Saraya Knight will issue an open challenge at IPW:UK’s Ferocious Females on July 20. The bulk of the show will be a round robin series – the first match announced is Liberty v Rhia O’Reilly… Lady Lory won the Europe Catch Tour Association Women’s Championship on Sunday by surviving a four-woman tournament. She defeated Queen Maya by pinning her with her feet on the ropes, and then interfered in the other semi-final between Skarlett and Morgane Leigh by attacking Leigh to intentionally get Skarlett disqualified. Lory then put away Morgane with a T-Bone Suplex from the top rope for the title-winning victory.
Ivelisse Velez and Taya Valkyrie wrestled on the World Wrestling League’s Monterrey show on Saturday, which ended in a no-contest… Jennifer Blake challenges for Faby Apache’s AAA Reina de Reinas Championship on Sunday.
Australia & New Zealand
It was an eventful PWA show last Friday. Evie retained the PWWA Interim Championship by beating Jessie McKay and Kellie Skater in a triple threat match. Earlier on in the card, Evie’s next opponent Madison Eagles – whom she will meet in a unification match on August 3 – teamed with Mick Moretti to beat Bee Boy and MANtis, but her efforts weren’t done for the evening. At the conclusion of the show, it was announced that adison will challenge Robbie Eagles for the PWA Heavyweight Championship on August 31. It means she could be a double (and undisputed) champion by the end of the month… Impact Pro Wrestling: New Zealand has stripped all of its champions of their titles ahead of the relaunch of the promotion later this month, which means inaugural Women’s Champion Evie has lost her belt. It seems a bit silly, considering the promotion went under in April, and has been revived three months later. On her Twitter, Evie said: “Put my body on the line for @IPW_NZ and represented them proudly for over 5 years, nationally and internationally. Vacating the titles is a real slap in the face to those that worked hard to defend them, but I WILL have that title around my waist again”… Siren Monroe won the New Age Wrestling Women’s Championship in a 3-way also involving Nikita Naridian & Vixsin on Saturday.
July 2: CMLL (Guadalajara, Mexico) – Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong & Silueta b Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit & Zeuxis via DQ
July 3: Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (Dundee, Scotland) – Nikki Storm & Bete Noire b Sammi Jayne & Viper
July 3: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Paige b Alicia Fox
July 3: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Louisville, KY) – Hannah Blossom b Taeler Hendrix; Holly Blossom v Lei’D Tapa went to a no-contest
July 4: WWE Superstars (Sioux City, IO) – Natalya b Naomi
July 4: WWE (Tokyo, Japan) – Natalya b Aksana
July 4: GOUGE (Raleigh, NC) – Mia Svensson v Tori Lynn
July 4: Ring Wars Carolina (Fayetteville, NC) – Mia Svensson v Devyn Nicole
July 5: WWE SmackDown (Topeka, KS) – Alicia Fox b Kaitlyn
July 5: WWE (Tokyo, Japan) – Natalya b Aksana
July 5: WWE (Wildwood, NJ) – AJ Lee b Kaitlyn
July 5: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Dark Angel, Luna Mágica & Marcela b Amapola, La Seductora & La Vaquerita
July 5: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada) – Nicole Matthews b Hellion Reaper; Kc Spinelli & Nicole Matthews b Jamie Diaz & Scottie Mac
July 5: TNA (Brookyn, NY) – Mickie James b Velvet Sky
July 5: Pro Wrestling Alliance (Campbelltown, Australia) – Madison Eagles & Mick Moretti b Bee Boy & MANtis; Evie b Kellie Skater & Jessie McKay in a 3-way
July 6: Southern Championship Wrestling New Zealand (Redwoodtown, New Zealand) – JpE b Scarlett
July 6: New Age Wrestling (Albion, Australia) – Siren Monroe b Nikita Naridian & Vixsin to win the NAW Women’s Championship
July 6: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Tsukushi b Meari Naito; Neko Nitta b Miyako Matsumoto; Tsukasa Fujimoto b Kurumi; Hikaru Shida & Kasey Owens b Hailey Hatred & Risa Sera
July 6: WAVE (Kirishima, Japan) – Tomoka Nakagawa b Fairy Nipponbashi; Sakura Hirota b Ryo Mizunami; Shu Shibutani & Cherry b Ayumi Kurihara & Misaki Ohata; Yumi Ohka b Moeka Haruhi; Sawako Shimono, Kana & GAMI b Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Aya Yuki
July 6: Ring Wars Carolina (Fayetteville, NC) – Mia Svensson b Aida Marie via forfeit
July 6: New European Championship Wrestling (Hessdorf, Germany) – Jessy Jade v Kick Ass Jane went to a no-contest
July 6: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Louisville, KY) – Trina Thompson & Heidi Lovelace b Nikki St John & Taeler Hendrix; Lei’D Tapa b Epiphany
July 6: WWE (Ocean City, MD) – AJ Lee b Kaitlyn
July 6: nCw Femmes Fatales XII (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Jody D’Milo b Diana Hall; LuFisto b Kimber Lee; Pink Flash Kira b Portia Perez via countout; She Nay Nay b Veda Scott; Midianne & Deziree b Leah Von Dutch & Xandra Bale; Cheerleader Melissa v Courtney Rush went to a double DQ; Sassy Stephie b Missy; Christina Von Eerie b Angie Skye; Mercedes Martinez b Sweet Cherrie
July 7: JWP (Tokyo, Japan) – KAZUKI b Sachie Abe; Hanako Nakamori & Morii b Rabbit Miu & Raideen Hagane; Arisa Nakajim; Command Bolshoi & Leon b Kayoko Haruyama, Tsubasa Kuragaki & Manami Katsu
July 7: Diana (Kawasaki, Japan) – Jessica James v Crazy Mary Dobson went to a time limit draw; Keiko Aono b Allysin Kay; Jaguar Yokota & Kaoru Ito b Kyoko Inoue & Sareee
July 7: Wrestling New Classic (Yokkaichi, Japan) – Syuri b Kaho Kobayashi; Makoto, Masashi Aoyagi & Yusuke Kodama b El Hijo del Pantera, Gran Hamada & Lin Byron
July 7: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Eri Susa v Kairi Hojo v Yuhi in a 3-way went to a time limit draw; Kyoko Kimura & Hailey Hatred b Io Shirai & Takumi Iroha; Natsuki*Taiyo, Yoshiko & Act Yasukawa b Nanae Takahashi, Miho Wakizawa & Yui Yokoo; Kaori Yoneyama b Mayu Iwatani
July 7: WAVE (Hakata, Japan) – Shu Shibutani & Cherry b Ryo Mizunami & Aya Yuki; Misaki Ohata b Fairy Nihonbashi; Yuu Yamagata b Sawako Shomono; Kana & Mio Shirai b Sakura Hirota & Tsukasa Fujimoto; Manami Toyota b Moeka Haruhi; Yumi Ohka, Ayako Hamada & Hikaru Shida b GAMI, Ayumi Kurihara & Tomoka Nakagawa
July 7: FutureShock (Stockport, England) – April Davids b Viper via DQ
July 7: World Wide Wrestling League (Fife, Scotland) – Carmel Jacob b Nikki Storm
July 7: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Nicole Matthews b Kc Spinelli
July 7: World Wrestling League (Monterrey, Mexico) – Ivelisse Velez v Taya Valkyrie went to a no-contest
July 7: Europe Catch Tour Association (Gravelines, France) – Lady Lory b Queen Maya; Morgane Leigh b Skarlett via DQ; Lady Lory b Morgane Leigh to win the ECTA Women’s Championship
July 8: WWE Raw (Baltimore, MD) – AJ Lee & Alicia Fox b Kaitlyn & Layla via DQ
July 11: TNA Impact Wrestling (Las Vaga, NV) – Gail Kim v Taryn Terrell
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: Melbourne City Wrestling (Tullamarine, Australia) – KC Cassidy v Siren Munroe
July 13: Extreme American Wrestling (Corby, England) – Shanna v Alpha Female
July 13: World Xtreme Wrestling (Minneola, FL) – Kimberly v Mercedes Martinez
July 14: Ice Ribbon (Tokyo, Japan) – Hamuko Hoshi & Kurumi v Hailey Hatred & Kasey Owens; Cherry & Meari Naito v Mio Shirai & Miyako Matsumoto; Aoi Kizuki v Makoto; Hikaru Shida v Syuri; Risa Sera & Rutsuko Yamaguchi v Eri Susa & Yui Yokoo; Manami Toyota v Neko Nitta; Tsukushi v Tsukasa Fujimoto
July 14: Smash Wrestling (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Seleziya Sparx v Leah Von Dutch
July 14: WWE Money In The Bank (Philadelphia, PA) – AJ Lee v Kaitlyn
July 20: Pro Wrestling Elite (Ayr, Scotland) – Mickie James v Nikki Storm
July 20: IPW:UK Ferocious Females (Swanley, England) – Liberty v Rhia O’Reilly
July 20: Ring Wars Carolina (Fayetteville, NC) – Mia Svensson v D’Arcy Dixon
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 21: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Leva Bates v Athena
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) – Cheerleader Melissa v La Rosa Negra; Angelina Love v Shelly Martinez; Annie Social & Missy Sampson v Amber Rodriguez & Jennifer Cruz; Sumie Sakai v Jessie Kaye; Alicia v Alexxis Nevaeh; Craig Steele & Amber O’Neal v Johnny Silver & Silvie Silver
August 3: Pro Women’s Wrestling Alliance (Parramatta, Australia) – Evie v Madison Eagles
August 10: Women Superstars Uncensored’s Uncensored Rumble (Voorhees, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v Athena
August 10: River City Wrestling (San Antonio, TX) – Alissa Flash v Angelina Love
August 16: Squared Circle Wrestling (Boonville, NY) – Jessicka Havok v Mickie James
August 25: Insane Championship Wrestling (Edinburgh, Scotland) – Kay Lee Ray v Carmel Jacob
August 31: Pro Wrestling Alliance (Casula, Australia) – Robbie Eagles v Madison Eagles
September 14: UK Main Event Wrestling (Maidstone, England) – Sakura Lily v Bacardi
September 14: Herts And Essex Wrestling (Braintree, England) – Saraya Knight v Skarlett
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) – Allysin Kay v Veda Scott
October 19-20: SHIMMER: Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)
October 26: NCW: Femmes Fatales XIII (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Mercedes Martinez & Saraya Knight v LuFisto & Sweet Cherrie; Cheerleader Melissa v Courtney Rush; Pink Flash Kira v Portia Perez
– Lee Burton
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