I was stunned watching the Divas Survivor Series match. It’s not because of the state of the match, but just that I didn’t know that WWE had 14 women on its main roster. Well technically, it’s 15, but one of them has been missing in action since September 23.
The last time anyone saw Layla on WWE TV was part of a 10 woman tag team match on Raw where she, AJ Lee, Aksana, Alicia Fox and Tamina Snuka lost to the Bella Twins, the Funkadactyls and Natalya. It had been a rotten 6 weeks for the former WWE Women’s and Divas Champion, as her heel turn had been so laughably limp that it left her with absolutely no momentum. Her push accelerated like a dog on a rug, and then stopped abruptly.
Layla’s turn came after she turned on Kaitlyn during the NXT Season 3 winner’s title challenge against AJ after inexplicably accompanying her for months before. It was never explained why she was with Kaitlyn in the first place, nor why she turned or why she took so long considering Kaitlyn had received a number of title matches before. After turning, she skipped away with AJ, got a win over her former buddy on Raw and was victorious again in a tag match on SmackDown – and then she started losing… often. By the point she disappeared from the scene, her star had never been lower, and it took a while before anyone really noticed she was gone.
There was mutterings of her being injured (with the claim gaining momentum because she hadn’t tweeted from October 17, though started again yesterday), but that was debunked on Wrestling Observer Radio last night, with it being revealed that Layla is fit. If you think about it, that’s even worse. What that means is that WWE has nothing for her at the moment – not even as part of a multi-woman schmoz between the Divas and Total Divas cast or a 14-woman tag team match. It’s a huge fall from grace from someone who spent a large chunk of last year with the Divas belt after making her comeback from major surgery on her ACL and MCL.
Her return was hardly the most earth-shattering, as she was a mystery opponent for Divas Champ Nikki Bella at Extreme Rules in April, while most expected the challenger to be Kharma. Instead, Layla won the belt as a babyface and embarked on a 140 day reign which was as bland as an empty beige room with no windows. She retained the belt against Beth Phoenix at Over The Limit and No Way Out, but wasn’t seen at WrestleMania or SummerSlam, and dropped the belt to Eve Torres at Night of Champions. Layla’s reign was a damp squib partly because she was not a good babyface – with her goofy dancing and overly-complicated highspot-based moveset (that double springboard crossbody always took an eternity to set up) she was hard to get behind, and there may have been a long hangover from her Lay-Cool days where to some, she was half of the biggest female heel faction in a while, though to others she along with Michelle McCool were the epitome of go-away heat. Either way, she didn’t soar.
Don’t take this the wrong way, I really wanted to like Layla. She’s decent enough in the ring as a heel, she’s got a great look and has a love for wrestling, demonstrated by returning from a pretty horrific injury which could have seen her give it up and try something else instead – so credit to her for coming back. However, a combination of crappy booking, no real storyline after the Beth feud and tentative wrestling – possibly because she came back too early from her rehab – meant that things just didn’t work. The problem is that instead of pushing her sky-high with the heel turn, she’s in a worse position than when she was a babyface. There is absolutely nowhere for her to go.
Another factor working against her may be her age. While 36 isn’t exactly over the hill and she doesn’t look anywhere near that age, she is still the oldest Diva on the roster (followed by Tamina, 35, Rosa Mendes, 34, and Natalya, 31) and with so many younger wrestlers with great potential chomping at the bit in NXT, it doesn’t look good for the 2007 Diva Search winner.
I hope Layla finds a way back. I really do – despite frustrating me for the last 18 months, I think she has something to give as a heel. The problem is that with 14 other women already receiving airtime, there’s nowhere for her to fit in.
The list of inductees for the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2014 has been revealed. Every year, a female wrestler is also given the nod, with Joyce Grable, Wendi Richter, Judy Grable, Kay Noble, Donna Christanello, Betty Niccoli, Cora Combs, June Byers, Penny Banner, Mae Young, the Fabulous Moolah, and Mildred Burke already inducted. The woman who receives the honour for 2014 will be former AWA and WWF Women’s Champion Sherri Martel.
Approaching Grizzly Smith at the age of 16 to train, Sherri Russell (later Schrull) was told to come back in 5 years when she was ready. During that time, she married for a second time and had a son before training with Butch Moore in Memphis, TN and later going under the wing of Moolah, though was kicked out of her school because of her alleged tendency to party too much. After suffering an injury which kept her out of the ring for a few years, Sherri resurfaced in the American Wrestling Association in 1985, winning the Women’s Championship on three occasions during her two years as well as doing some managing before jumping to the World Wrestling Federation.
Winning the WWF Women’s Title on her first night in the company in July 1987 from Moolah, she turned heel before dropping the belt 15 months later to Rockin’ Robin (coincidentally, the daughter of Grizzly Smith). During that time, she also accompanied the Honky Tonk Man while wearing a blonde wig and calling herself Peggy Sue, but her real managing break came when she sided with Macho Man Randy Savage, and later the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and Shawn Michaels. While she was an accomplished wrestler, she really excelled in the heel manager role, getting stuck in, taking bumps and being a constant thorn in the side of her charge’s opponents.
After a brief stint in Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1993 where she wrestled Malia Hosaka, she ended up in World Championship Wrestling, managing Ric Flair and later Harlem Heat before leaving in 1997. She proceeded to work indie dates in the early part of the century as well as one-off returns to WCW before being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2006.
Sherri Martel died on June 15, 2007 at the age of 49 from an overdose of multiple drugs. She will be inducted at the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Dinner, which is the highlight of a weekend of events in Amsterdam, NY on May 16 and 17.
We spoke to a number of people who knew and worked with Sherri for a Women Of Wrestling Podcast last year, such as Ted DiBiase, Lexie Fyfe and Bill Apter. Click here to hear some nice stories about her.
Elsewhere on the site, we’ve had three videos – one is a Retro featuring a relatively new Cherry Bomb doing her heel thing; another sees Pollyanna take on Emi Sakura, while the one we posted last night is a Bodybag Match between Kc Spinelli and Riea Von Slasher.
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It was announced during last week’s episode of Main Event that Total Divas will be back for a second season. New episodes will begin filming immediately… From the file marked “You Couldn’t Make It Up”, MLB team the Minnesota Twins is planning to oppose WWE registering “Bella Twins” as a trademark… When asked by X107.5 in Las Vegas about whether his fiancee Maryse will ever return to WWE, The Miz replied “I think a lot of people would really, really like that and would love to see Maryse back. But right now she’s busy dealing with our wedding stuff because she’s the one that has to do it all since I’m not home”… Vickie Guerrero was interviewed by DirecTV to hype the Survivor Series, and she revealed that the “Excuse me” line came about because she forgot her lines during a long promo: “I had a deer in headlights look so the crowd got loud because they knew there was something wrong. I just kind of needed to regroup so I said “excuse me” to them to buy some time. But the more I said it, probably two or three more times, the crowd just went insane”… AJ Lee was meant to wrestle Naomi on Main Event but cried off, having Tamina Snuka take her place. The rest of their Survivor Series partners were at ringside to make it a Lumberjill Match, with Snuka picking up the win… AJ was beaten by the Funkadactyls in a handicap match on last week’s episode of SmackDown. The match was booked by Vickie Guerrero because of AJ tapping her out on Raw… Charlotte is out for a few weeks for surgery. Considering her heel turn in NXT, the timing is unfortunate… WWE is high on Summer Rae… Nikki Bella called the Divas training at the WWE Performance Center “spoiled”. Speaking to Newsday, she saud: “They’re definitely spoiled. I prefer how we did it, because we knew we had to work hard. When we were finally on TV it was like, ‘Holy cow! This is what we worked so hard for.’ It definitely, I think, makes you appreciate it more”… WWE fans voted Natalya’s Sharpshooter the most dangerous submission hold. If only she crossed the victim’s legs the correct way… It’s hard to get a fix on the Total Divas viewing patterns. Last week, it pulled in 1.41 million, though this week it was a record low of 920,000. You could argue that it suffered due to it clashing with Survivor Series, the NFL and the American Music Awards, though it did well on August 18 against SummerSlam (a bigger draw of a show than Survivor Series) and the following week against the MTV Video Music Awards… Speaking of Survivor Series, Natalya and Nikki Bella survived for the Total Divas team over the “True Divas” lead by AJ Lee, with the Divas Champion being last one to go after tapping out to a Sharpshooter. However, the match was repeated last night on Raw with the Bellas and Eva Marie surviving. The eliminations were more rapid the second time around (at Survivor Series, it was an elimination every 57 seconds on average, but on Raw it was an average every 44 seconds) and this time, AJ eliminated Natalya before being pinned by Brie, so I’ve no idea who’s challenging for the Divas Title next. Nikki got the final pin on Summer Rae with the Shock Treatment, which starts with a Torture Rack. Jerry Lawler said “that’s the best rack I’ve ever seen”, which could easily be a pun on Nikki’s enhanced bosom. Incidentally, Eva Marie – who is still terrible in the ring – was heavily booed in both matches, which could weirdly be a sign that her Total Divas character works. Meanwhile, I was impressed with JoJo’s contributions on both shows. She wasn’t given much to do, but what she did was nicely done.
Gail Kim defeated Candice LeRae on last week’s Impact Wrestling in her latest open challenge. TNA has filmed more Impact episodes for the upcoming weeks, and there at least two more of these to come… Brooke Tessmacher told the v2 Wrestling Podcast that she prefers playing the heel role, and that she never thought she would win the Knockouts Championship.
Candice LeRae will challenge Christina Von Eerie for the Alternative Wrestling Show Women’s Championship on December 28. LeRae earned the shot by winning the AWS all women tournament in September… Kacee Carlisle’s next NWA World Women’s Championship defence will be against Jessie Belle on January 4. She was meant to defend the belt at the December 21 NWA Greensboro event against D’Arcy Dixon, but the show was cancelled… Lei’D Tapa challenged Bodyguy to a match for next week’s Ohio Valley Wrestling TV taping after he beat Lovely Lylah & Jessie Belle in a handicap match… Hania’s injury which she suffered in the Block A opening round match at Beyond Wrestling’s Tournament For Tomorrow 2 earlier this month has been diagnosed as a torn meniscus. It’s unclear yet whether she will need surgery… Riea Von Slasher defeated Kc Spinelli in a Bodybag Match at Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling on Saturday. Bambi Hall attacked Slasher after the conclusion of the contest… Jessicka Havok had a good weekend at Squared Circle Wrestling. She beat MsChif & Mickie James on consecutive days… Nikki Roxx’s final match before retirement will be against Alexxis Nevaeh on December 6… It was meant to happen in August but never took place – Nicole Matthews will challenge El Phantasmo for the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling Title on Saturday. She earned the shot by winning a battle royal… Following her win over Jessie Brooks at Sunday’s Wrestling Is Respect show, Veda Scott put out open challenge to any woman for the promotion’s next show on January 19 – though she had three exceptions, those being Jackie Gayda, Nicole Bass or Judy Bagwell… Angelus Layne returned to action on Sunday, having been out since August with Post Concussion Syndrome. She lost to Jordynne Grace on Vanguard Wrestling All-Star Alliance’s show in Addison, IL. For more on her comeback, have a listen to the first episode of her new podcast, tentatively called Layne’s Brain… Daffney was hospitalised over the weekend with food poisoning… Two more matches have been announced for SHINE 15 on December 13. Ivelisse Velez takes on Mia Yim in a rematch from their semi-final contest at SHINE 11 – which Yim won after Rain accidentally nailed Velez in the head with her cast – and Jessie Belle Smothers and Sassy Stephie from the SNS Express square off against the America Sweethearts (Santana Garrett & Amber O’Neal) in a match where the losers must disband. It seems a shame, considering the two teams have been engaging in an entertaining feud. Still, I have an idea how this match is going to go… 6’9” Lindsay Hayward – who wrestled on the indies as Isis The Amazon and was due to appear on season 3 of NXT before being dropped for Kaitlyn – has set a Guinness World Record for the Tallest Actress in a Leading Role for her role in the new movie R100… Shayna Baszler from the latest season of the Ultimate Fighter grabbed a photo with Serena Deeb at a coffee shop in California at the weekend. It’s interesting that the Queen of Spades was the one to post the photo… Jasmin challenges Beautiful Beaa for the Pure Wrestling Association Elite Women’s Championship on December 7… Speaking of Beautiful Beaa, she lost the Magnificent Championship Wrestling Women’s Championship to Holly Madison on Sunday.
WAVE is in the middle of a 6-woman tag team tournament. The quarter finals were held on Wednesday, and the semi-finals and final will take place tomorrow… It was Kimura Monster-gun v Kimura Monster-gun in the finals of the Goddesses of Stardom Tag Team Tournament on Saturday. Kyoko Kimura & Act Yasukawa defeated Alpha Female & Amazon to win the tourney… Alpha Female is hyping a big announcement coming soon. We approached her for a hint, but she’s keeping tight-lipped.
Rhia O’Reilly takes on IPW:UK rookie Olivia on the promotion’s next show on December 7… The Owens Twins wrestle Carmel Jacob & Nikki Storm at Insane Championship Wrestling’s December 1 show. Kay Lee Ray will be the special referee… Two Canadians wrestle each other in England on December 6. Leah Von Dutch will face Addy Starr for Preston City Wrestling… Lana Austin has been added to tonight’s British Bombshells match at the Tidal Wrestling show in Leeds, which also features Leah Von Dutch and Violet O’Hara… The title v title match at Saturday’s Norwegian Wrestling Federation show proved to be inconclusive. DOA Sirens Champion Miss Mina & Nordic Women’s Wrestling Alliance Champion Aurora Flame ended in a double count out… There was another title v title match on Saturday, at ABC Catch’s show in France. ABC Catch Women’s Champion Shanna defeated Europe Catch Tour Association Women’s Champion Lady Lory via DQ when Lory used her title belt on her opponent. Spanish rookie Fanny replaced Kay Lee Ray, who was advertised on the poster. The show drew between 250 and 300 people, which is double the show earlier this year… Leicester Championship Wrestling is introducing a women’s division. Called LCW Roses, its first roster members are Nikki Storm and Rhia O’Reilly… Bellatrix 8 will take place on March 2 in Norwich, England. Courtney Rush, Leva Bates, Jessicka Havok and Allysin Kay have all been announced as imports.
Dark Angel lost CMLL’s annual bodybuilding contest for the first time in seven years, with Dalys la Caribena taking the title after coming second for the last four contests. Dark Angel originally said that she wasn’t going to be competing this year, but seemingly changed her mind at the last minute.
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KC Cassidy and Siren Munroe face off at Melbourne City Wrestling’s show on Saturday. Their feud began in June after both were featured on Australia’s Today programme, though Cassidy seemed to receive more prominence on MCW’s show’s afterwards, much to Munroe’s chagrin.
November 19: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Hamuko Hoshi & Kurumi b Kaho Kobayashi & Kyuri; Gota Ihashi b Miyako Matsumoto; Mio Shirai b 235; Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto b Risa Sera & Rydeen Hagane
November 19: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Amapola, Dalys & Princesa Sugheit b Estrellita, La Seductora & Marcela
November 19: CMLL (Guadalajara, Mexico) – Dark Angel, Goya Kong & Silueta b La Comandante, Princesa Blanca & Tiffany
November 20: WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Yumi Ohka, Kana & Hikaru Shida b Natsuki Urabe, Rina Yamashita & Yako Fujigasaki; GAMI, Tomoka Nakagawa & Kyoko Kimura b Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Tsubasa Kurigaki; Shuu Shibutani, Mika Iida & Cherry b Moeka Haruhi, Fairy Nipponbashi & Sakura Hirota; Misaki Ohata, Mio Shirai & Tsukasa Fujimoto b Ryo Mizunami, Sawako Shimono & Hiroyo Matsumoto
November 20: WWE Main Event (Atlanta, GA) – Tamina Snuka b Naomi
November 20: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Louisville, KY) – Bodyguy b Lovely Lylah & Jessie Belle
November 21: TNA Impact Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Gail Kim b Candice LeRae
November 21: Pro Wrestling Battlarts (Oshawa, ON, Canada) – MsChif b Jewells Malone
November 22: WWE SmackDown (Atlanta, GA) – Cameron & Naomi b AJ Lee
November 22: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Dalys, La Seductora & Princesa Blanca b Dark Angel, Goya Kong & Silueta
November 22: CMLL (Aguascalientes, Mexico) – Mamba, Taya Valkyrie & Yuriko b Faby Apache, Pasion Kristal & Pimpinela Escarlata
November 22: Top Rope Promotions (New Bedford, MA) – Mistress Belmont b Kasey Ray
November 22: Squared Circle Wrestling (Watertown, NY) – Jessicka Havok b MsChif
November 22: Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling (Victoria, BC, Canada) – Riea Von Slasher b Kc Spinelli
November 22: NWA Southern All Star Wrestling (Millersville, TN) – Heidi Lovelace b Miss Rachel
November 22: Pro Wrestling Xperience (Hickory, NC) – Amber O’Neal & Su Yung b Amanda Rodriguez & Leva Bates
November 23: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Miho Wakizawa b Koguma; Io Shirai b Mayu Iwatani, Takumi Iroha, Kaori Yoneyama & Yuhi in a scramble match; Alpha Female & The Female Predator “Amazon” b Natsuki*Taiyo & Yoshiko; Kyoko Kimura & Act Yasukawa b Nanae Takahashi & Kairi Hojo; Kyoko Kimura & Act Yasukawa b Alpha Female & The Female Predator “Amazon”
November 23: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Neko Nitta & Risa Sera b Hikaru Shida & Kyuri; Tetsuya Nakazato b Miyako Matsumoto; Ryo Mizunami b 235; Kurumi & Maki Narumiya b Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tsukushi
November 23: OZ Academy (Osaka, Japan) – Carlos Amano b Sawako Shimono; Chikayo Nagashima & Syuri b Mayumi Ozaki & Yumi Ohka; Sonoko Kato b Tomoka Nakagawa; Aja Kong b GAMI; AKINO, Dynamite Kansai & Kagetsu b Manami Toyota, Tsubasa Kuragaki & Hiroyo Matsumoto
November 23: JWP (Itabashi, Japan) – Manami Katsu b Yako Fujigasaki; Kayoko Haruyama b Command Bolshoi; Arisa Nakajima & Hanako Nakamori b KAZUKI & Rydeen Hagane
November 23: ABC Catch (Beziers, France) – Carmel Jacob b Fanny; Leah & Kasey Owens b Bete Noire & Morgane Leigh; Shanna b Lady Lory via DQ; Shanna won a battle royal
November 23: Full House Wrestling (Peterborough, England) – Dragonita b Pollyanna
November 23: Extreme American Wrestling (Corby, England) – Leah Von Dutch b Kay Lee Ray
November 23: Westside Xtreme Wrestling (Fulda, Germany) – Melanie Gray & Robert Schild b Karsten Beck & Svetlana Kalashnikova
November 23: Norwegian Wrestling Federation (Oslo, Norway) – Miss Mina v Aurora Flame went to a double count out
November 23: Premier Wrestling Xperience (Concord, NC) – Leva Bates b Su Yung
November 23: Wrestling Is Fun (Reading, PA) – Princess Kimberlee b Portia Perez
November 23: Squared Circle Wrestling (Binghamton, NY) – Jessicka Havok b Mickie James
November 23: RESISTANCE Pro (Chicago, IL) – Thunderkitty & Crazy Mary Dobson b Lylah Lodge & Camron Star; D’Arcy Dixon b Mickie Knuckles
November 23: Capital City Championship Combat (Ottawa, ON, Canada) – Angie Skye & Jewells Malone b Vanessa Kraven & Mary Lee Rose
November 23: Vendetta Pro Wrestling (Simi Valley, CA) – Kitana Vera & SoCal Crazy b Hudson Envy & Sledge
November 23: Pinfall Wrestling Association (Springfield, IL) – Lady Vendetta b Allie Kat
November 23: Ring Wars Carolina (Lumberton, NC) – Mia Svensson b Devyn Nicole
November 24: OZ Academy (Nagoya, Japan) – Tomoka Nakagawa & Hiroyo Matsumoto b Manami Toyota & Sawako Shimono; Tsubasa Kuragaki b Chikayo Nagashima; Aja Kong b Kyusei Sakura Hirota; AKINO & Kagetsu b Hikaru Shida & Syuri; Dynamite Kansai, Carlos Amano & Sonoko Kato b Mayumi Ozaki, Yumi Ohka & Mio Shirai
November 24: JWP (Osaka, Japan) – Rydeen Hagane b Yako Fujigasaki; DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko b Sachie Abe & KAZUKI; Leon & Ray b Kayoko Haruyama & Manami Katsu; Bolshoi Kid b GAMI & Tsukushi in a 3-way; Kana & Meiko Satomura b Arisa Nakajima & Hanako Kobayashi
November 24: Diana (Kawasaki, Japan) – Sareee v Jenny Rose went to a time limit draw; Jaguar Yokota b Keiko Aono; Yumiko Hotta & Mima Shimoda b Kyoko Inoue & Seleziya Sparx
November 24: Vanguard Wrestling All-Star Alliance (Addison, IL) – Jordynne Grace b Angelus Layne
November 24: Wrestling Is Respect (Boonton, NJ) – Veda Scott b Jessie Brooks
November 24: Magnificent Championship Wrestling (Brantford, ON, Canada) – Holly Madison b Beautiful Beaa to win the MCW Women’s Championship
November 24: WWE Survivor Series (Boston, MA) – Natalya, Eva Marie, Jojo, Cameron, Naomi, and Nikki & Brie Bella b AJ Lee, Kaitlyn, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Tamina Snuka, Aksana & Summer Rae in an elimination match (Natalya & Nikki Bella survived)
November 25: WWE Raw (Boston, MA) – Eva Marie, JoJo, Natalya, Cameron, Naomi and Brie Bella & Nikki Bella b AJ Lee, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae & Tamina Snuka in an elimination match (The Bellas & Eva Marie survived)
November 26: Tidal Wrestling (Leeds, England) – Leah Von Dutch b Violet O’Hara & Lana Austin in a 3-way
November 27: WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Yumi Ohka, Kana & Hikaru Shida v GAMI, Tomoka Nakagawa & Kyoko Kimura; Shuu Shibutani, Mika Iida & Cherry v Misaki Ohata, Mio Shirai & Tsukasa Fujimoto
November 29: Wrestling New Classic (Tokyo, Japan) – Syuri v Lin Byron; Makoto & Miyako Matsumoto v Mio Shirai & Misaki Ohata
November 29: New Horizons Pro Wrestling (Maddington, Australia) – Kellie Skater v Saraya Knight
November 29: Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (Dundee, Scotland) – Sammii Jayne v Debbie Sharpe
November 30: Melbourne City Wrestling (Craigieburn, Australia) – KC Cassidy v Siren Munroe
November 30: Pro Wrestling Kingdom (Birmingham, England) – Kay Lee Ray v Eddie Dennis
November 30: HXC Wrestling (Manchester, England) – Leah Owens v Jenna Jett
November 30: Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (Dundee, Scotland) – Jason Costello v Viper
November 30: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Veda Scott v Candice LeRae
November 30: AAW (Berwyn, IL) – Heidi Lovelace v Heather Patera
November 30: U-Pro Wrestling (Goshen, IA) – Camron Star v Randi West
November 30: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – El Phantasmo v Nicole Matthews
December 1: Insane Championship Wrestling (Glasgow, Scotland) – Leah & Kasey Owens v Nikki Storm & Carmel Jacob
December 6: Preston City Wrestling (Preston, England) – Leah Von Dutch v Addy Starr
December 6: IWA Mid South Wrestling (Clarkesville, IL) – Randi West v Thunderkitty v Jordynne Grace
December 6: Lucky Pro Wrestling (Clinton, MA) – Nikki Roxx v Alexxis Nevaeh
December 7: International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (Swanley, England) – Olivia v Rhia O’Reilly
December 7: Acclaim Pro Wrestling (Greely, ON, Canada) – Vanessa Kraven, Deeno & Cheeky v Jody D’Milo, She Nay Nay & Portia Perez
December 7: Pure Wrestling Association (Kitchener, ON, Canada) – Beautiful Beaa v Jasmin
December 7: Family Wrestling Entertainment (Brooklyn, NY) – Angelina Love v Ivelisse Velez; Taeler Hendrix v Christina Von Eerie
December 13: SHINE 15 (Ybor City, FL) – Rain v Amazing Kong; Jessicka Havok v Allysin Kay; Sassy Stephie & Jessie Belle Smothers v Santana Garrett & Amber O’Neal; Ivelisse Velez v Mia Yim
December 14: Pro Wrestling Syndicate Bombshells (Avenel, NJ) – La Rosa Negra v Missy Sampson; Jennifer Cruz v Amber Rodriguez
December 21: Herts and Essex Wrestling (Takeley, England) – Infinity, Penelope & TBA v Brett Meadows, Skarlett & Dominator
December 28: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Christina Von Eerie v Candice LeRae
January 4: NWA Smoky Mountain (Kingsport, TN) – Kacee Carlisle v Jessie Belle
February 8: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ)
March 2: Bellatrix 8 (Norwich, England)
April 5: SHIMMER Women Athletes (New Orleans, LA)
– Lee Burton
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