Last October, Pro Wrestling Syndicate launched an all-women offshoot to its promotion with a controversial name. Called Bombshell Ladies Of Wrestling, its acronym of BLOW ruffled some feathers – though as Annie Social argued at the time, it’s no more offensive than a promotion where the letters are shortened to TNA.
The first show saw the start of the quest to crown a Bombshells Champion, though the road to the title wasn’t a smooth one, as wrestlers either didn’t make the first show or had to bow out due to other issues. In fact, it meant the title decider at the third event was a 3-way which turned into a 4-way when injured Sienna DuVall re-inserted herself into the tournament. Missy Sampson won the championship, though the controversies continued and saw her drop the belt to La Rosa Negra at Bombshells 4 when the referee stopped the match, deeming that Sampson was unable to continue in a ruling which was pretty unique to wrestling and didn’t go down too well.
What followed was heel commissioner Vinny Finucci against everywoman babyface Sampson, who he deemed to be not pretty enough to be the focal point of the promotion. Sampson earned a return match at the title at Bombshells 6, but lost due to another screwy decision. However, by way of winning another tag match at the most recent event in September, she has been granted a final shot at La Rosa Negra in a 2 out of 3 falls match at Bombshells 8 on December 14 in Avenel, NJ.
The other announced match for the show will see cousins collide in a Street Fight. Following turning on her family at Bombshells 5, Amber Rodriguez attacked Jennifer Cruz and later formed a triumvirate with Alexxis Nevaeh and Jessie Kaye to form Strength In Numbers. The pair had another scuffle in September, leading to their blowoff match next month.
In order to mark its first anniversary, PWS Bombshells is also going to crown a second tier champion in its Majestic Twelve tournament which has elements of the WCW Lethal Lottery and the IWA Mid-South Ted Petty Invitational. In the bumf, PWS Bombshells offers a description of how it will work:
Each competitor is paired at random via luck of the draw with a tag team partner. This means a girl can team with a friend, enemy, or a complete stranger. Round One consists of 3 Tag Team Matches with winners advancing to Round 2 where winning partners now must face off against each other in Singles Action. So right after having to successfully team with another girl, you must now defeat that girl one on one in order to advance to Round 3 which is a Triple Threat Elimination Match with the winner walking out with the gold!
In the running for the title are Alexxis Nevaeh, Mia Yim, Annie Social, Jessie Kaye, Sumie Sakai, Amy Lee, Hania, Angel Dust, Vanity, Mistress Belmont, Sienna Duvall and Niya. One would hope that in the three rounds of the tournament we will see some storylines begin, some advance and others conclude en route to a new champion. The chaos theory would assume that Nevaeh or Kaye will be paired with Belmont, as they have been feuding.
While we haven’t been totally bowled over by any show by PWS Bombshells yet, though there have been some diamonds in the rough – like Serena Deeb brilliantly faking a concussion in her match against Shelly Martinez at Bombshells 4, Cheerleader Melissa and La Rosa Negra battling at Bombshells 5, Chasity Taylor making her wrestling debut at Bombshells 6 or Leilani Kai offering a lesson in being an awesome heel at Bombshells 7. Chances are, there will be a special moment on December 14, though we will have to wait and see what it is.
Tickets for the show are available here, as is the link for you to buy the show on iPPV.
– Lee Burton