The arrival of Saraya Knight in Australia has been coming for months. The Briton was meant to be in the country in July for New Horizons Pro Wrestling‘s Global Conflict show, but circumstances meant that she was unable to attend. Arrangements were made for her to make her Aussie debut this month, again for NHPW, with her originally booked to challenge Madison Eagles for the IndyGurlz Australia Championship – a title which Eagles won in a roundabout way because Knight wasn’t in the country in the middle of the year…
After Eagles defeat at the hands of eventual winner Portia Perez in the semi finals, the PWWA matriarch stole the title belt, which was held be Eliza Sway at the time. Claiming she would be holding the title hostage until she received a title shot, she got her way in part due to Sway having to vacate the belt due to injury. A decider to crown a new champion took place on October 12, with Eagles beating Kellie Skater to officially win the title, though she did not take receipt of the belt, as a new one was to be created.
Madison was booked to defend her new title against Saraya on last night’s show in Perth, though earlier this month Eagles refused to compete in the contest. Instead, it was rebooked with Knight taking on Skater – a match which the Brit won in order to gain a shot at the IndyGurlz strap earlier today, and saw Madison fall in her first defence, having only gained possession of the new physical belt less than 24 hours before.
The title victory means Knight has won major titles on three different continents. As well as the IndyGurlz Australia title, she has also held the SHIMMER Championship in North America and the World Association of Women’s Wrestling (now Bellatrix) World title. The question is: will she return to England with the belt?
– Lee Burton
– Photo by Gilda Pasquil