We’re getting quite WSU-centric this weekend here on Ringbelles, what with a preview of this afternoon’s ‘Blood and Thunder’ iPPV, an impromptu podcast with WSU owner Drew Cordeiro about a believed new co-owner coming in today and a review of the first WSU Secret Show on StreamWSU – and while we’ll be back later with live results of the iPPV, we’ve first got to cover the second Secret Show, taped last night at the CZW School. Although nothing was announced beforehand (it was a secret, after all), it turned out to be an eight woman single elimination tournament – an “International J Cup”, in fact.
The Women’s J-Cup has actually been an annual tournament held by WSU under the old ownership, dating back to 2008 (former winners include Mercedes Martinez, Angel Orsini, Alicia and Brittney Savage twice), but hadn’t taken place under the new management yet. Competitors in the international field included two Europeans (Shanna & Nikki Storm) and two Canadians (Jody D’Milo & Jewells Malone) along with four Americans (Santana Garrett, Barbi Hayden, Jenny Rose and Kimber Lee). A pretty strong field. Let’s see what went down.
1. J-Cup Quarter Final: Barbi Hayden pinned Kimber Lee with a DDT.
2. J-Cup Quarter Final: Nikki Storm pinned Jody D’Milo with an Oklahoma Roll.
3. J-Cup Quarter Final: Jewells Malone pinned Jenny Rose with a roll-up suplex counter.
4. J-Cup Quarter Final: Shanna pinned Santana Garrett with a Stunner.
5. Non Tournament Match: Cherry Bomb pinned Leah Von Dutch with the BSE.
6. J-Cup Semi Final: Nikki Storm pinned Barbi Hayden with the Cyclone Neckbreaker.
7. J-Cup Semi Final: Shanna pinned Jewells Malone following an eye-poke and Stunner.
8. Beyond Wrestling Showcase: Chris Dickinson pinned JT Dunn with a Powerbomb.
9. J-Cup Final: Shanna pinned Nikki Storm while holding the ropes to win the J-Cup.
Results come from correspondent Dave Muscarella, who described it as a “really fun show” and picked Cherry Bomb vs Leah Von Dutch as the Match of the Night. It is our understanding that the show is intended to be uploaded in due course to StreamWSU as an exclusive.
That’s it for now – we’ll be back later today for a little Blood and Thunder!
— Stew Allen
Featured photograph (Barbi Hayden) by Ichiban Drunk