It’s been some comeback by Ivelisse Velez from being released by WWE in August 2012. Refusing to be a statistic, she picked herself up and got back in the saddle. While she has experienced TV exposure with WWE by being in the most recent Tough Enough in 2011 and in TNA for its Gut Check (which she weirdly lost, even though she won her match against Le’D Tapa, who ended up getting the contract), leading to working the Knockouts Knockdown and World Cup PPV tapings, arguably her biggest achievement happened last Friday in Ybor City, Florida.
It’s funny – WWE’s rumoured reasoning for releasing Velez was that she had “attitude issues”. I would say that rather than “attitude”, she has self-confidence and determination, and they are major contributing factors as to why she holds the SHINE title.
In a great match against her fellow Valkyrie member Rain, the 25-year old Puerto Rican pinned her stablemate with a Code Red to snare the belt in the main event of SHINE 16. However, her victory came at a price, as she was kicked out of the group courtesy of a Horseman beatdown at the hands of Rain, Allysin Kay, Taylor Made and April Hunter, and was taken down a second time when Serena Deeb turned heel and took her place in the stable, setting up a likely title feud for the future. It also turned Ivelisse babyface in a move that was certainly needed. With her strong portfolio of matches in the promotion and her size lending herself to being a feisty underdog that people can get behind, she has the charisma, skill and look that a promotion can build itself around. In addition, she has a big feud ahead of her which should generate some quality matches. Indeed, Velez has a lot to look forward to over the next few months.
While things may not have worked out for her in WWE, her time in Florida Championship Wrestling and NXT as Sofia Cortez really helped her out. As Juliet the Huntress, her matches did not generate the same sort of buzz as after her release. Working for TV and getting tutelage from the likes of Dr Tom Pritchard allowed her to command more of a presence, and that has helped her to apply that to iPPV environments like SHINE and Family Wrestling Entertainment.
Her high consistency over the last year in SHINE has generated many more fans for Ivelisse – and we at Ringbelles are among them. While we enjoyed her contests, her performance at the SHINE title tournament at SHINE 11 really pushed us over the edge as she won a 4-way to qualify, then took out Santana Garrett in the quarter finals before falling to Mia Yim in a match which, while she was a heel, still allowed a fan to have sympathy for her. After all, it was her third match in less than an hour – partly because Rain’s match against Jessicka Havok never really got started before Havok lost via count-out – and because Rain cost Velez the match by striking her in the head with her cast. While she insisted that it was an accident, Rain smirked on her way to the back, knowing that the pecking order in Valkyrie would remain as it was. While the alliance held strong, Ivelisse’s ambition and drive led fans to believe that there would eventually be a challenge to the crown at some point – and weirdly, it happened *after* the title match started, as Rain tried to take advantage of the pair of them screwing around by trying to get a sneaky pin on her teammate. Once Rain went on the attack, Ivelisse fought back and we had a contest on our hands.
It was a high point for Rain to bid farewell to the ring too – and yes, she’s really going this time…
After the show, the former champion tweeted that she didn’t lie about retiring; only about when. A month after reneging on her commitment to go at the end of 2013, she bows out having passed the torch to a future (or even current, depending on how you want to look at it) star. Two days after the show, she posted a blog where she covered a number of topics, including Ivelisse:
I want to thank you for my last match. You are a great competitor and deserve to be the new Shine Champ. You’ve worked so hard and I have seen you grow significantly over the years. Many fans probably don’t know this, but Shine 16 was not the first time I’ve wrestled Ivie. I’ve wrestled her once YEARS ago and have known her before Valkyrie, and through our Valkyrie times we’ve grown closer. She is a spit fire, fast, smart, and is going to be one hell of a champion. Shine is lucky to have this lady as the second champ ever! Get it girl, and make me proud!
She also pointed out how difficult it was to decide to walk away.
Pro wrestling is my first love and my first committed relationship. We were together for 13 years strong. Even though my love has hurt me over and over again, especially when I was first breaking in, I still kept going back. LOL! I might be a little stubborn and hard headed, but I love this business with all my heart. I’ve taken a hiatus every now and then when I’ve gotten hurt, but never for long, but after; broken foot x3 (same freakin foot), tear in knee, broken coccyx, broken back, nose broken 3x, busted open x?, broken fingers, a broken arm, crack in skull, elbow chips, many black and blue spots, especially eyes, cuts, and many major and minor concussions, it’s time. This is the HARDEST breakup i’ve ever had. Unless you’ve ever been a pro for x plus years, then you have no clue how I feel right now.
I am grateful for everyone I’ve met, the family that I’ve grown from wrestling, wrestlers, trainers, fans, promoters, ring crew, photographers, anyone I’ve ever met in wrestling. Thank you to you all for every moment we’ve spent together, the impact you’ve had on my life, and the relationships we’ve grown.
As of right now, it’s unclear as to whether Rain will appear on future SHINE shows. Considering April Hunter works as a manager role, it isn’t really necessary for there to be two Valkyrie members on the outside. She may be backstage, or could be in front of the camera again. We will have to wait and see.
One thing to consider though, is how many actual wrestlers Valkyrie has now. With Rain gone, Ivelisse excommunicated and the addition of Deeb, there are now three full-time wrestlers in the group – Serena, Allysin and Taylor. We could see another addition to bolster the numbers, or this may be a streamlined version of Valkyrie with an eye on Made In Sin snaring the Tag Team Titles – which will be decided in an 8-team tournament next month) – while Deeb goes after the singles belt.
While Ivelisse’s win over Rain is our top story, two other wrestlers came a fingernail away from stealing the show due to their amazing self-promotion and interaction before the match, and then delivering the goods inside the ring.
While we really enjoyed the angles, promos and build-up for Leva Bates and Kimberly, the matches themselves tended to be a little disappointing for the most part. Everything clicked at SHINE 8 in their Fans Bring The Weapons/I Quit match, but their other three matches didn’t hit bullseyes. In the case of Bates and Nevaeh’s SHINE 16 match, it delivered in spades.
As pointed out last week, while I respect the amount of work that goes into the costumes and attaching idiosyncrasies to each incarnation, I admit that I sometimes suffered a disconnect with the real Leva. With that element scaled back, it really allowed Leva Bates to take centre stage instead of takes on Bane or Pyramid Head for example – and as a result, we had a great match which was built around the lack of stipulations and gimmicks rather than because of them.
Their hostilities on the show started just after it went on the air, as the pair exchanged harsh words after a 10-bell salute to Mae Young, which led to them fighting and the rest of the roster unsure of how to react – partly because only a select few knew that it was going to happen – and added to the hype that they had spent the past two weeks building up. Nevaeh fired the first shot with a patronising promo daring Bates to wrestle instead of hiding behind her alter-egos, which led to a fired-up Leva responding in strong fashion. The sniping continued onto Facebook and Twitter, and led fans in the SHINE Facebook group to separate into their own pockets of fandom. It was a great example of using social media to generate a buzz – so much so that fans were sucked into it. Unfortunately, it appeared to go a step to far for SHINE, as both pulled back after being reprimanded, with Leva going as far as issuing an apology for her actions.
Personally, I understand why SHINE wouldn’t want it to look too bitchy as it may not create the best impression of its product, but I thought it was a fantastic piece of work by both women. Completely in character the whole time, their online arguing was absorbing, and it made their match the one that I most wanted to see on the show. Granted, you can’t do that sort of build-up all the time, but those two practically snatched the money out of my hands.
When it came to the match, by keeping it simple and building to a crescendo, it got me more emotionally involved in any contest in a long time. With Leva being defiant until the end by flipping the bird before falling to Nevaeh’s German Suplex, it seems that we may have more from these two. It’s been established that Nevaeh struggles with Bates’ gimmicks, and while fighting valiantly and putting on the best match that I’ve ever seen her have, Leva was outclassed in the straight wrestling match. How they will settle this programme is beyond me, but I look forward to seeing what comes next. Bravo, ladies.
Elsewhere on the site, we’ve posted a new Bunch of Fives looking at which Divas could be at risk if WWE planned to do a spring clean, and we’ve got a new My Name Is featuring Australian wrestler Miami. Have a listen.
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Emma worked a dark match ahead of the Main event and SmackDown tapings last Tuesday, losing to Naomi… Speaking of Naomi, she went after AJ Lee following the AJ’s win over her fellow Funkadactyl Cameron, and then she got another pin over AJ on Raw last night… Mae Young’s funeral took place on Wednesday in Columbia, SC… Mickie James discussed the Performance Center during an interview with ABC2 in Maryland, saying “I got a call from the WWE about coming down and working with some of the girls. I’m interested in learning about the other side of the business so I thought it was a great opportunity. Having trained in small gyms and garages, it was an impressive site to see and nice to work with the WWE”… Summer Rae tweeted that she is working on a “new project”. She has also been revealed to be a new member for the second season of Total Divas. Good for her, it’ll help to boost her profile. JoJo’s profile has been moved to the NXT roster, so she may have been replaced… CM Punk described the incident with NBC’s Michelle Beadle at Tribute to the Troops which got AJ Lee into hot water as a “load of horseshit”. Speaking to MMAfighting.com, he said that Beadle was disrespectful to him by calling him “fuckface”, which caused his girlfriend AJ to go and have a word… Lilian Garcia signed a contract extension today… Raquel Diaz has been talking about a return to NXT TV.
AJ Styles has been explaining how the terrible Claire Lynch storyline was meant to go, telling the SNS Radio Network’s Unplugged show that she “was never supposed to be a friend of the family. Claire Lynch was supposed to be an irresistible smoking hot niece or something, like a distant relative… when the allegations surface that AJ was banging Clair, the fans reaction was supposed to be ‘You know what, she is so hot that I’d bang her too’… she wasn’t hot, not remotely so you would never believe that I would touch her with a 10 foot pole”… TNA has now severed all ties with Ohio Valley Wrestling. Lei’D Tapa still holds the OVW Women’s Championship though… Shanna will wrestle on the UK tour – she will be in London and Birmingham… Velvet Sky refused to help Chris Sabin in his X Division title loss against Austin Aries on last Thursday’s Impact. Sky said she would have to rethink her relationship with Sabin if he lost, so they may be heading for Splitsville… Santana Garrett has signed for TNA.
Should Pro Wrestling Bombshells Champion Missy Sampson and Majestic Champion La Rosa Negra retain their belts on February 22, they will defend their belts on March 8 against Amber Rodriguez and LuFisto respectively. Elsewhere on the card, Serena Deeb takes on Mia Yim, and there will be a 6-way between Hania, Angie Skye, Sumie Sakai, Sienna Duvall, Alexxis Nevaeh & Mistress Belmost… Mickie Knuckles faces Jewells Malone at Women Superstars Uncensored’s Mutiny on February 8, while Barbi Hayden takes on Santana Garrett in a match for the live crowd only due to Garrett signing with TNA and them not allowing talent to be on other promotions’ iPPVs, VODs or DVDs… Lei’D Tapa was attacked from behind by a masked man with a tire iron while she competed in OVW’s scramble match. She was helped to the back by Ray Lyn, Lovely Lylah and Jessie Belle… Speaking of Ray Lyn, she has announced for an 8-woman, one night tournament being held by RESISTANCE Pro on February 22. Heather Owens, Samantha Heights and Devyn Nicole are also in… Mia Yim, Mickie Knuckles, Seleziya Sparx, Angelus Layne, Jenny Rose, Kaela, Thunderkitty and Nikki Storm have been added to the Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out 11 & 12 shows on March 29. This is the first we’ve heard of Storm’s return to the US. Kaela is a new name for AIW – she wrestles for Legends of the Squared Circle in Ohio… Allison Danger has had her 22 stitches removed following her surgery to remove her Basal Cell Carcinoma last week and has been given permission to return to the gym… Former TNA backstage interviewer Lauren Thompson has had her first child, a baby boy. She was a great personality for the promotion – she works for Golf Channel these days… Cheerleader Melissa is being honoured with the Women’s (Active) Award at June’s Cauliflower Alley Club reunion in Las Vegas, NV… Barbi Hayden won the NWA World Women’s Championship at an NWA Houston show on Saturday, defeating Kacee Carlisle… SHIMMER may not have to option of being part of the WrestleMania XXXI weekend in Santa Clara, FL next year. WWE has locked in all city-owned facilities so extrenal wrestling promotions won’t be able to hold spot shows. Still, the groups could always book shows outside the city limits… Smash Wrestling has announced that it will be holding a second CanUSA Classic this year. It is also holding a card on February 23 in Etobicoke, ON, Canada which will feature Vanessa Kraven, a returning Xandra Bale and Mickie James.
Mio Shirai called a press conference on Wednesday to announce that she was signing contracts with four promotions – Pro Wrestling WAVE, Oz Academy, Ice Ribbon and Union. Dramatic DDT reports that the reason she did it is because she wanted to affiliate herself to a company but couldn’t decide which one… The lightning-fast Natsuki*Taiyo will retire from the ring on June 1… Alpha Female and Kyoko Kimura won the Goddesses of Stardom titles on Sunday, beating Nanae Takahashi & Miho Wakizawa.
Courtney Rush will wrestle Saraya Knight at the World Association of Wrestling show in Norwich, England on March 1, the day before Bellatrix 8… Meanwhile, Saraya will defend her IndyGurlz Australia Title against Penelope at Bellatrix 8. In addition, names are starting to be revealed for the 30-woman Rumble match, with the first two being Bacardi and Dragonita… Nikki Storm won the Roses Rumble match at LCW Roses’ debut show in Leicester. She entered the match last after winning a 3-way involving Kay Lee Ray & Erin Angel. The Rumble result was controversial though, as the referees didn’t see Storm being eliminated by Viper, as they were tending to a hurt KLR. While the referees’ attention was elsewhere, Nikki eliminated Pollyanna Peppers to win the match. She will face Amazon Ayesha Ray on the next show – Lana Austin, Bete Noire, Leah Owens, Nixon, Dragonita and Kirsty Love will also make their debuts… Rubix Roach & Kirsty Love retained the RAD:PRO Wrestling Mixed Tag Team Championship on Saturday, beating Felis Atrox & Freya Frenzy… Sara has promised “a change” for ICW: Fierce Females. She feels she has been overlooked in the last few shows.
Chik Tormenta will return to Japan to wrestle for REINA on February 16, though her opponent has not been announced… Dark Angel has been doing English commentary for CMLL’s TV.
Australia & New Zealand
Shazza McKenzie became the number one contender to Evie’s PWWA Championship after beating Jessie McKay on Saturday with two Shaztastic Stunners. McKenzie substituted for Kellyanne English… Impact Pro Wrestling is creating an Interim Women’s Championship while titleholder Evie is in Japan. Britenay and Olivia Shaw will face off for the title on Saturday.
January 20: CMLL (Puebla, Mexico) – Dark Angel, Estrellita & Goya Kong b Dalys, Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit
January 21: WWE (Grand Rapids, MI) – Naomi b Emma
January 22: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Ryo Mizunami b Rina Yamashita; Cherry b Mika Iida; Ayako Hamada & Yuu Yamagata b Kana & Sawako Shimono; Kayoko Haruyama b Fairy Nipponbashi; Shuu Shibutani b Moeka Haruhi; Misaki Ohata, Mio Shirai & Tsukasa Fujimoto b Yumi Ohka, Hikaru Shida & Sumire Natsu
January 22: WWE Main Event (Grand Rapids, MI) – Nikki & Brie Bella b Alicia Fox & Aksana
January 22: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Natalya b Summer Rae
January 24: WRESTLE-1 (Numazu, Japan) – Kaoru Ito b Sareee
January 24: WWE SmackDown (Grand Rapids, MI) – AJ Lee b Cameron
January 24: WWE State College, PA) – Cameron & Naomi b Aksana & Alicia Fox
January 24: New York Wrestling Connection (Deer Park, NY) – Marti Belle b Chrissy Rivera
January 24: NWA Revolution (McAllen, TX) – Kacee Carlisle b Kat Green
January 24: SHINE 16 (Ybor City, FL) – Kimberly b Sojo Bolt; Amber O’Neal b La Rosa Negra; Mercedes Martinez b Su Yung; Serena Deeb b Santana Garrett; Amazing Kong b Taylor Made; Solo Darling & Heidi Lovelace b Sassy Stephie & Jessie Belle Smothers; Allysin Kay v Jessicka Havok went to a double knockout; Nevaeh b Leva Bates; Angelina Love b Leah Von Dutch; Ivelisse Velez b Rain to win the SHINE Championship
January 24: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Amapola, Dalys & Princesa Blanca b Goya Kong, Marcela & Silueta
January 25: REINA Joshi + Jam Manila (Pasig City, Philippines) – Syuri b Mia Yim
January 25: WRESTLE-1 (Yamanashi, Japan) – Kaoru Ito b Sareee
January 25: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Tsukasa Fujimoto b Yuka; Hikaru Shida b 235; Kurumi & Bete Noire b Meari Naito & Kaho Kobayashi; Maki Narumiya & Risa Sera b Hamuko Hoshi & Tsukushi
January 25: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Osaka, Japan) – Tomoka Nakagawa b Mika Iida; Kayoko Haruyama b Rina Yamashita; Mio Shirai b Sumire Natsu; Shuu Shibutani & Cherry b Fairy Nipponbashi & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru; Misaki Ohata & Kana b Yumi Ohka & Ryo Mizunami; Ayako Hamada & Yuu Yamagata b Sawako Shimono & Kagetsu
January 25: Explosive Pro Wrestling (Bassendean, Australia) – Marcius Pitt & Siren Monroe b Jay Taylor & Michelle K Hasluck
January 25: Pro Wrestling Alliance (Casula, Australia) – Shazza McKenzie b Jessie McKay
January 25: LCW Roses (Leicester, England) – Pollyanna Peppers b Felony; Viper & Jenna b Nadia Sapphire & Violet Vendetta; Addy Starr b Rhia O’Reilly via DQ; Carmel Jacob b Shauna Shay; Nikki Storm b Erin Angel & Kay Lee Ray in a 3-way; Nikki Storm won the Roses Rumble Match
January 25: RAD:PRO Wrestling (South Shields, England) – Rubix Roach & Kirsty Love b Felis Atrox & Freya Frenzy
January 25: Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (Dundee, Scotland) – Sammii Jayne b Debbie Sharpe
January 25: GOUGE Wrestling (Fuquay-Varina, NC) – Jennifer Blaze b Mia Svensson
January 25: NWA Houston (Cypress, TX) – Barbi Hayden b Kacee Carlisle to win the NWA World Women’s Championship
January 25: WWE (Canton, OH) – Natalya b AJ Lee
January 25: WWE (Reading, PA) – Cameron & Naomi b Aksana & Alicia Fox
January 25: Anarchy Wrestling (Cornelia, GA) – Jessica Hill b Hollywood Heather
January 25: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Hudson Envy, Sage Sinn & Kuria Hime b Candace LeRae, Cole Pistol & Hania
January 25: Pinfall Wrestling Association (Springfield, IL) – Lucy Mendez b Allie Kat
January 25: Canadian Wrestling Federation (St Catharines, ON, Canada) – Beautiful Beaa b Jewells Malone
January 25: NWA Florida Underground Wrestling (Tampa, FL) – Jessie Belle Smothers & Sassy Stephie b La Rosa Negra & Su Yung; Angelina Love b Leah Von Dutch
January 26: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Yuna Manase b Koguma; Manami Toyota, Hiroyo Matsumoto & Mayu Iwatani b Kaori Yoneyama, Yuhi & Kelle Skater; Yoshiko b Takumi Iroha; Kyoko Kimura & Alpha Female b Nanae Takahashi & Miho Wakizawa to win the Goddesses Of Stardom Championship; Act Yasukawa b Kairi Hojo; Io Shirai b Natauki*Taiyo
January 26: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Nagoya, Japan) – Kagetsu b Rina Yamashita; Tomoka Nakagawa b Mika Iida & Sawako Shimono in a 3-way; Mio Shirai b Fairy Nipponbashi; Shuu Shibutani, Cherry & Ryo Mizunami b Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Kyusei Sakura Hirota; Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto b Sumire Natsu & Kana; Yumi Ohka v Misaki Ohata went to a time limit draw
January 26: JWP (Kawasaki, Japan) – Sareee b Yako Fujigasaki; Hanako Nakamori b Rabbit Miu; Kayoko Haruyama b Manami Katsu; KAZUKI & Raideen Hagane b Command Bolshoi & Kyoko Kimura; Sendai Sachiko & DASH Chisako b Arisa Nakajima & Sachie Abe
January 26: Diana (Kawasaki, Japan) – Sareee b Cindy Sanders; Keiko Aono b Evie; Yumiko Hotta & Hamuko Hoshi b Rabbit Miu & Raideen Hagane; Jaguar Yokota & Kaoru Ito b Sachie Abe & KAZUKI; Kyoko Inoue & Tomoko Watanabe b Mima Shimoda & La Comandante
January 26: Smash Wrestling (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Seleziya Sparx b Veda Scott
January 26: AAA (Guerrero Negro, Mexico) – Mary Apache, Sexy Star & Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake & La Jarochita
January 27: WWE Raw (Cleveland, OH) – Brie & Nikki Bella, Cameron & Naomi b AJ Lee, Aksana, Alicia Fox & Tamina
January 28: Tokyo Women’s Wrestling (Tokyo, Japan) – Shoko Nakajima b Ririko Kendo; Nonoko b KANNA; Miyu Yamashita b Yuka Sakazaki
January 31: Premier British Wrestling (Maybole, Scotland) – Kay Lee Ray v Kasey Owens
February 1: Impact Pro Wrestling (Lynfield, New Zealand) – Britenay v Olivia Shaw
February 1: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Nicole Matthews v Kc Spinelli
February 1: Ring Wars Carolina (Rowland, NC) – Mia Svensson v Devyn Nicole
February 1: Quintessential Pro Wrestling (Monrovia, CA) – Cheerleader Melissa v Joey Ryan; Candice LeRae & Christina Von Eerie v Peter Avalon & Ray Rosas
February 1: Great Canadian Wrestling (Oshawa, ON, Canada) – Jasmin v Courtney Rush
February 7: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Allysin Kay v Veda Scott
February 7: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v Shanna
February 8: Melbourne City Wrestling (Tullamarine, Australia) – Mike Burr, Jay Andrews & Miami v The Cremator, Tommy Hellfire & KC Cassidy
February 8: Revolution Championship Wrestling (Barcelona, Spain) – Kasey & Leah Owens v Carmel Jacob & Nikki Storm
February 8: Britannia Wrestling Promotions (Buckley, England) – Violet Vendetta v Lana Austin
February 8: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v Alpha Female; Sassy Stephie & Allysin Kay v Kimber Lee & Annie Social; Shanna & Chris Dickinson v Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan; Marti Belle v Ezavel Suena; LuFisto v Athena; Mickie Knuckles v Jewells Malone; Barbi Hayden v Santana Garrett; Jenny Rose v Veda Scott
February 8: IWA Mid South (Clarksville, IN) – Heidi Lovelace v Jordynne Grace
February 9: Xtreme Bombshells Wrestling (Richmond, MI) – Leah Von Dutch v Courtney Rush
February 15: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Taeler Hendrix v Hudson Envy; Candice LeRae v Sage Sin
February 16: Beyond Wrestling (Providence, RI) – Kimber Lee v Drew Gulak
February 16: Squared Circle Wrestling (Whitby, ON, Canada) – Angelina Love v Jasmin
February 22: United Pro Wrestling (Brisbane, Australia) – Miami v Storm
February 22: International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (Swanley, England) – Sakura Lily v Nikki Storm
February 22: Pro Wrestling Syndicate (Rahway, NJ) – Angelina Love v Missy Sampson v La Rosa Negra v Mickie James
February 22: Pro Wrestling Revolution (San Francisco, CA) – Christina Von Eerie v Cheerleader Melissa
February 25: Kana-Pro (Tokyo, Japan) – Kana v Meiko Satomura
February 28: SHINE 17 (Ybor City, FL)
March 1: World Association of Wrestling (Norwich, England) – Courtney Rush v Saraya Knight
March 1: LCW Roses (Leicester, England) – Nikki Storm v Amazon Ayesha Ray
March 2: Bellatrix 8 (Norwich, England) – Sammi Baynz v Blue Nikita; Courtney Rush v Liberty; Saraya Knight v Penelope
March 7: Real Deal Wrestling (Grimsby, England) – Ellie Rollins v Leah Heart
March 8: Tidal Wrestling (Darlington, England) – Kay Lee Ray v Violet O’Hara
March 8: Pro Wrestling Syndicate Bombshells (Avenel, NJ) – Missy Sampson v Amber Rodriguez; Lufisto v La Rosa Negra; Hania v Sumie Sakai v Sienna Duvall v Alexxis Nevaeh v Angie Skye v Mistress Belmont; Serena Deeb v Mia Yim; Annie Social v Taeler Hendrix; Grandma Butcher v Jessie Kaye; Angel Dust v Vanity; Jennifer Cruz v Cristina Diamond
March 9: Joshi4Hope V (Tokyo, Japan) – Hiroyo Matsumoto v Yuhi
March 15: Warzone Wrestling (Berwick, Australia) – Savannah Summers v Miami
March 22: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – LuFisto v Candice LeRae
March 29: Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out 11 & 12 (Cleveland, OH)
March 30: Ice Ribbon (Tokyo, Japan) – Hikaru Shida v Tsukasa Fujimoto
April 5: SHIMMER Women Athletes (New Orleans, LA)
April 12-13: SHIMMER Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)
April 19: NCW Femmes Fatales XIV (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Cheerleader Melissa v Courtney Rush
April 26: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Sassy Stephie v Athena v Cheerleader Melissa
April 26: Hardcore Roadtrip (London, ON, Canada) – LuFisto & Jewells Malone v Leah Von Dutch & Jazz
May 24: Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling (Brooklyn, NY)
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