Getting injured seems to have had ultra-positive effects on Athena.
It’s not like the Wrestling Goddess was doing badly for herself when she went down with damage to her shoulder last August. She was a day away from challenging for the Women Superstars Uncensored Championship and was a mainstay in SHIMMER, as well as getting into Absolute Intense Wrestling. Things were going well for her – and while getting hurt could have been a huge setback that sent her skidding off the tracks, she has used the time away to her advantage.
Employing a look inspired by Game of Thrones, the 25-year old revamped her image with new gear, altered her character and has worked on her promos, employing the catchphrase of making “art out of war” and doing away with calling her opponents “hussies”. In addition, while the time off to let her shoulder heal may have been a frustrating wait, it has also allowed her body to recover from the constant grind of being on the road and wrestling on a regular basis. It’s likely that when she returned to action at the start of this year, she had no niggling aches and pains, which seems to have given her a new lease of life.
That renewed vigour was evident at WSU’s Mutiny show where she and LuFisto put together an early contender for Match of the Year which saw the Texan defeated – but gaining a lot of new plaudits along the way. That buzz followed her to AIW’s Girls Night Out tapings last weekend where she was such an integral part of the double show that promoter John Thorne skipped out of his own show to go and pick her up from the airport in Cleveland, OH after her flight was affected by inclement weather. The show experienced a long intermission to allow Athena to get to the building and wrestle Mia Yim in their scheduled match – which against received a wealth of thumbs-up reviews.
Most would be happy with snaring another Match of the Night honour, but fans would see Athena again in the main event of GNO12 as she answered Allysin Kay’s open challenge for a shot at her Undisputed Women’s Championship. The pair waged war in a No DQ, Falls Count Anywhere affair with the challenger getting the win by delivering an Exploder Suplex through a table. It’s the latest highpoint in her career, and her first title outside of her home promotion of Anarchy Championship Wrestling.
While I would not wish injury on anyone, this layoff may have been the best thing to happen to Athena. She has tweaked her look and character to generate more interest, and is already reaping the rewards. There’s no time to bask in the glory though, as she will be back in action in a few days…
Attentions turn to Louisiana this weekend when the wrestling world descends on New Orleans for three days of action with a slew of shows.
Our interests kick off on Friday with WWN Live’s A Wrestling Odyssey show where SHINE’s two championships will be on the line. Jazz challenges Ivelisse Velez for the singles title, while Leva Bates & Mia Yim make their first defence of their Tag Team Championship against Sassy Stephie and Jessie Belle Smothers from the SNS Express.
Velez v Jazz should be a stormer – the pair wrestled close to a year ago at SHINE 9, and considering Ivelisse’s development since then, we could have a hell of a contest on our hands. The tag match is worth a look too, as the Express are developing into a fine tandem and are the perfect heel foil for the titleholders’ quick and crowd-pleasing offence. In addition, Candice LeRae will be on the card as she and Joey Ryan take on the Bravado Brothers.
Whoever wins the singles title match won’t have much time to rest though, as they will have a defence the following day on the Dragon Gate USA show against an unannounced opponent at press time – though Su Yung has been announced as being on the card.
Elsewhere on Saturday, SHIMMER comes out of its winter hibernation to showcase its 62nd volume, headlined by Cheerleader Melissa defending the SHIMMER Title against LuFisto in a two out of three falls match with a 90 minute time limit. Considering the extended possible duration of the match – main events in the promotion usually have a 60 minute limit – fans should be prepared for a long contest. The pair have engaged in a blood feud over the last few shows stemming from the tapings at the end of last year when LuFisto’s unsuccessful title challenge saw the champion have to go to hospital to get stitches, causing her to miss wrestling on her first volume since the promotion’s inception in 2005. Melissa left those tapings standing tall after getting a measure of revenge of the Super Hardcore Anime in her match against Mercedes Martinez, but LuFisto got the most recent laugh by pinning her at NCW Femmes Fatales XIII the following week, where Melissa fell to the Burning Hammer.
No other matches have been announced for now, but we do have a partial list of the talent for the show. Tag Team Champions Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa are scheduled to be there, as are Madison Eagles, Nicole Matthews, Athena, Mercedes Martinez, Mia Yim, Heidi Lovelace, Nikki Storm, Kimber Lee, Veda Scott and SHIMMER debutantes Barbi Hayden and Candice LeRae.
We will be watching the show, which serves a the precursor to the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony later in the evening. Speaking of which…
Lita did a number of interviews ahead of her induction into the Hall of Fame this weekend. One which she spoke to the Miami Herald, where she told Scott Fishman a number of topics, how WWE went about sending out the feelers on if she would be interested in being part of the HoF, and her feelings on the current Divas division:
Stephanie McMahon was texting with me. She was feeling me out telling me the office has been trying to get in touch with me. She asked if I could call the office. She was doing the whole talking to me as a friend, but being a little vague. She said, ‘The office just has something they would like to talk to you about. I believe that it’s regarding WrestleMania. So maybe it’s the weekend surrounding it? I’m not really sure, so just give them a call.’ I was like, ‘All right weirdo. Sure.’ Then I called, and they asked me if I would accept the honor of being in their Hall of Fame.
Let’s say a generation is seven years. It has been about seven years since Trish [Stratus] and I left. We left within a few months of each other. The Divas division took quite a hit. I don’t feel like it has fully recovered. I would love to see it get that spark again, that involving a deep roster that you could have a bunch of compelling characters – ones you want to go out there and see. At the same time, the women just like the tag division, was super hot. I don’t know that it has seen that type of attention since, either. It was a special time that I am glad to have been a part of when it was up.
Her desire for a deep division may be coming good. Sure, it’s not going to be that great of a match by any means, but to have 14 women who are available to be booked on the main roster is an impressive thing. It’s just a shame that WWE books them all in a free-for-all, one fall match at WrestleMania where it’s unlikely that any will get to really showcase their talents. Still, we hope against hope.
Incidentally, we have also posted a Retro featuring Lita from 2000 where she and Trish Stratus main evented Raw as part of a mixed tag team match.
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An example of WrestleMania’s 14-woman Divas Title match happened on last week’s Main Event when a ten woman tag match took place. It was a mess… Tamina Snuka shoved AJ Lee down during their tag team defeat against the Bella Twins on SmackDown, but she protected the Divas Champion during the Lumberjill match on Raw between AJ and Naomi – which Naomi (who is no longer wearing the eyepatch) won… NXT Divas Paige, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Lana, Emma and Alexa Bliss have been announced for appearances at WrestleMania Axxess starting on Thursday… Total Divas recorded a rating of 1.55 million – its second highest rating ever. Impressive, considering it was going against the season finale of The Walking Dead.
Angelina Love defeated Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne in a non-title match on last week’s Impact Wrestling. Velvet Sky solidified her heel turn by delivering a DDT to Rayne on the outside of the ring when the referee was distracted. The promos over the last few weeks to get to this point have been tedious and drawn out, so I hope they’re more succinct and interesting from now, considering there is a proper conflict to speak of.
Solo Darling will make her IWA Mid South debut on April 13 against Jordynne Grace. Darling is substituting for her Buddy System partner Heidi Lovelace. The promotion has aso announced a Queen of the Deathmatches tournament, with Lovelace, Mickie Knuckles, Hudson Envy and Randi West announced so far… D’Arcy Dixon puts the RESISTANCE Pro Women’s Championship on the line against Mickie Knuckles in a First Blood Match on April 25… Lei’D Tapa called out Randy Royal on last week’s Ohio Valley Wrestling TV. She goaded him into the match but was beaten when he used a chloroform-soaked rag on her… Devyn Nicole has been awarded a contract with the Legends Football League – it used to be known as the Lingerie Football League, where Summer Rae used to play before getting signed by WWE… In a battle of the Skys, Velvet Sky defeated Reby Sky on Friday’s Northeast Wrestling card… Candice LeRae was unsuccessful in her challenge for the Pro Wrestling Guerilla Championship on Friday. She was defeated by Adam Cole… After her two victories over Angel Dust and Hania at the recent Girls Night Out tapings, Nikki Storm has been granted a Women’s Title shot against Athena on April 25. Incidentally, Leah Von Dutch “quit” the promotion following her losses to Allysin Kay & Veda Scott. We’ve checked, and this is not an angle. Shanna also missed the shows due to personal reasons… Mistress Belmont and Cherry Bomb have been added to the line-up for Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling’s debut show next month… Alissa Flash won the River City Wrestling Phoenix Championship on Friday after finding the title hidden in the building, as per the rules of their double title match. Spector ended up getting the Angels Title after locating that belt. That means that the promotion’s women’s title’s second champion is a man, and he won it by finding it instead of winning it. What a farce… Su Yung puts her Anarchy Championship Wrestling American Joshi Title on the line against Solo Darling on April 20… The main event for NCW Femmes Fatales XIV has been fully revealed. Challenging Mercedes Martinez for the International Championship on April 19 will be Leah Von Dutch, Midianne and Missy. Saraya Knight also takes on Sweet Cherrie in a British Rounds match, while Bettie Rage and Diana Hall wrestle in the preliminary match… Ray and Leon will be returning to SHIMMER for the Berwyn, IL DVD tapings next weekend. They thrilled fans when they were there two years ago – including a stonking match against Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada.
Two title changes at Ice Ribbon’s Tokyo Ribbon on Sunday. Shuu Shibutani won the Triangle Ribbon belt from defending titleholder Cherry and fellow challenger Neko Nitta, while Maki Narumiya & Risa Sera won the vacant International Ribbon Tag Team Championship, beating Kurumi & Tsukushi. The belts had been vacated by Tsukasa Fujimoto & Hikaru Shida due to the latter’s leaving the company after this show. The fair wrestled in the semi-main, with Fujimoto getting the win. Considering Muscle Venus held the titles for close to a year, to vacate them instead of losing to (and putting over) their successors is a big shame… 18-year old Yuhi’s wrestling career came to an end yesterday as part of a three match card where she wrestled in each one. Under a mask as Sunset☆JK, she and Masked Hiroyon defeated Mika Iida & Misaki Ohata, when back as Yuhi, she was beaten by Natsuki☆Taiyo in what was meant to be her final match – however, she agreed to one more match where she and Taiyo were beaten by Yoshiko and Hiroyo Matsumoto. Considering she only wrestled for two years, her departure is a big pity as she was really great.
Best wishes to 19-year old Rebel Yell, who suffered a transient ischaemic attack on Friday night – in layman’s terms, she experienced a mini stroke, which has caused shakes and stuttering. She had an MRI yesterday, but will have to stay out of the ring until she’s fully healed… April Davids lost the Preston City Wrestling Cruiserweight Championship on Friday. She was defeated by Bubblegum… Miss Mina won the Nordic Women’s Wrestling Alliance Championship on Saturday, defeating Aurora Flame in a bloody streetfight… Nixon faces Nikki Storm at LCW Roses’ May 10 show… ICW Fierce Females is holding a smaller show on April 13. Called Coming Of Age, it will feature some of the newer names on the Scottish scene.
Australia & New Zealand
Savannah Summers puts her Riot City Wrestling Women’s Championship on the line on April 26 on a United Pro Wrestling show. She will defend against Sara Jay and Storm in a 3-way… Before that happens, a number one contender’s match for the RCW Women’s Title will take place. Harley Wonderland and Demi Bennett square off on Saturday… The opening round matches for New Horizons Pro Wrestling’s Global Conflict tournament in May. Demi Bennett faces a stiff challenge in the form of Mercedes Martinez; Nikita Naridian takes on IndyGurlz Australia Champion Saraya Knight; Evie and Kellie Skater square off again and Madison Eagles takes on an as-yet unannounced opponent.
March 23: JWP (Tokyo, Japan) – Command Bolshoi v Yua Hayashi went to a time limit draw; Sachie Abe b Rabbit Miu; KAZUsa Nakajima b Yako Fujigasaki; Kayoko Haruyama, Hanako Nakamori & Manami Katsu b Command Bolshoi, Leon & Raideen Hagane
March 25: WWE Main Event (Boston, MA) – Tamina Snuka, Alicia Fox, Summer Rae, Layla & Aksana b Cameron, Naomi, Eva Marie, Natalya & Emma
March 26: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Hikaru Shida b Kyuri; Mio Shirai b Kaho Kobayashi; Neko Nitta b Miyako Matsumoto; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tsukushi b Yuhi & Risa Sera
March 26: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Louisville, KY) – Randy Royal b Lei’D Tapa
March 26: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Natalya b Charlotte
March 27: TNA Impact Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Angelina Love b Madison Rayne
March 27: WWE Superstars (Brooklyn, NY) – Emma b Summer Rae
March 28: Preston City Wrestling (Preston, England) – Bubblegum b April Davids to win the PCW Cruiserweight Championship
March 28: Northeast Wrestling (Waterbury, CT) – Velvet Sky b Reby Sky
March 28: TNA (Lincoln, NE) – Madison Rayne b Gail Kim
March 28: WWE (Raleigh, NC) – Eva Marie and Brie & Nikki Bella b Layla, Alicia Fox & Aksana; Dolph Ziggler & Emma b Fandango & Summer Rae
March 28: WWE SmackDown (Boston, MA) – Brie & Nikki Bella b AJ Lee & Tamina Snuka
March 28: Pro Wrestling All Stars (Melvindale, MI) – Thunderkitty b Randi West
March 28: Pro Wrestling Guerilla (Reseda, CA) – Adam Cole b Candice LeRae
March 28: Lucha Linra Femenil (Monterrey, Mexico) – Lady Azteca b Nahomi; Dark Fantasy b Katary; Lady Flamer b Bombona Love & Lady Maravilla in a 3-way; La Chacala, Polly Star & Tsunami b Angelica, Kaitlin Diemond & La Justiciera
March 28: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Dalys, Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit b Dark Angel, Estrellita & Marcela via DQ
March 29: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Tsukushi b Yuuka; Cherry b Hamuko Hoshi & Shuu Shibutani in a 3-way; Kurumi v Maki Narumiya went to a time limit draw; Hikaru Shida, Miyako Matsumoto & Tsukasa Fujimoto b 235, Risa Sera & Rutsuko Yamaguchi
March 29: Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (Dundee, Scotland) – Kirsty Love b Debbie Sharpe via count out
March 29: Westside Xtreme Wrestling (Weyhe, Germany) – Melanie Gray b Svetlana Kalashnikova
March 29: Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out 11 (Cleveland, OH) – Jasmin b Angelus Layne; Thunderkitty b Marti Belle; Sassy Stephie b Kaela; Kimber Lee b Hania; Nikki Storm b Angel Dust; Veda Scott b Kay Lee Ray; Annie Social & Heidi Lovelace b Seleziya Sparx & Jenny Rose; Allysin Kay b Leah Von Dutch to become the Undisputed AIW Women’s Champion
March 29: Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out 12 (Cleveland, OH) – Athena b Mia Yim; Thunderkitty b Sassy Stephie; Angel Dust b Angelus Lane, Kaela & Marti Belle in a 4-way; Kay Lee Ray b Kimber Lee; Nikki Storm b Hania; Veda Scott b Leah Von Dutch; Mia Yim b Jasmin; Seleziya Sparx b Jenny Rose; Russ Myers & T-Money b Annie Social & Heidi Lovelace; Athena b Allysin Kay to win the AIW Women’s Championship
March 29: Acclaim Pro Wrestling (Greely, ON, Canada) – Courtney Rush b Vanessa Kraven
March 29: Big Time Wrestling (Lake City, BC, Canada) – Kc Spinelli b Kat Von Heez & Riea Von lasher in a 3-way; Kat Von Heez won a battle royal
March 29: Uproar Pro Wrestling (New Port Richey, FL) – Justine Silver b Leva Bates
March 29: WWE (Charlottesville, VA) – Dolph Ziggler & Emma b Fandango & Summer Rae; Eva Marie & Layla b Aksana & Alicia Fox
March 29: SoCal Pro Wrestling (Chula Vista, CA) – Kitana Vera b Hudson Envy
March 29: Destination 1 Wrestling (Charlestown, IN) – Nevaeh b Samantha Heights
March 29: WWE NXT (Starke, FL) – Alexa Bliss, Bayley & Paige b Charlotte, Kendall Skye & Sasha Banks
March 29: Northeast Wrestling (Loch Sheldrake, NY) – Maria Kanellis & Reby Sky b Kasey Ray & Rosita
March 29: TNA (Sioux City, IA) – Madison Rayne b Gail Kim
March 29: AAA (Tamaulipas, Mexico) – Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake & La Jarochita b Mary Apache, Sexy Star & Taya Valkyrie
March 30: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Act Yasukawa b Yuna Aisei; Alpha Female b Miho Wakizawa; Kairi Hojo & Nanae Takahashi b Hatuhinode Kamen & Kaori Yoneyama; Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani & Takumi Iroha b Koguma, Natsuki Taiyo & Yoshiko; Koguma won a battle royal
March 30: OZ Academy (Nagoya, Japan) – Tomoka Nakagawa b Sawako Shimono; Hiroyo Matsumoto v Kagetsu went to a time limit draw; Aja Kong & Tsubasa Kuragaki b Mayumi Ozaki & Yumi Ohka; AKINO b Sakura Hirota; AKINO b Sakura Hirota; Dynamite Kansai & Sonoko Kato b Carlos Amano & Manami Toyota
March 30: Ice Ribbon (Tokyo, Japan) – Aoi Kizuki b Kyuri; Yuuka b Shiori Akiba; Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru, Meari Naito & Miyako Matsumoto b 235, Mio Shirai & Rutsuko Yamaguchi; Hamuko Hoshi b Mochi Miyagi; Shuu Shibutani b Cherry & Neko Nitta in a 3-way to win the Triangle Ribbon Championship; Tsukasa Fujimoto b Hikaru Shida; Maki Narumiya & Risa Sera b Kurumi & Tsukushi to win the International Ribbon Tag Team Championship
March 30: Big Time Wrestling (Osoyoos, BC, Canada) – Kc Spinelli & Riea Von Slasher b Kat Von Heez in a handicap match
March 30: WWE (Norfolk, VA) – Eva Marie and Brie & Nikki Bella b Layla, Alicia Fox & Aksana; Dolph Ziggler & Emma b Fandango & Summer Rae
March 30: Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling (Warren, MI) – Veda Scott b Scarlett Bordeaux
March 30: Smash Wrestling (Etobicoke, ON, Canada) – LuFisto b Courtney Rush, Vanessa Kraven & Seleziya Sparx in a 4-way
March 30: Apex Wrestling (Saginaw, MI) – Amber Rodriguez b Nyla Rose
March 30: BATTLEWAR (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Portia Perez b Shane Matthews
March 30: Darkhorse Championship Wrestling (Oil City, PA) – Sassy Stephie, Kimber Lee & Heidi Lovelace b Marti Belle, Angelus Layne & Mia Yim
March 30: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Amapola, Tiffany & Zeuxis b Goya Kong, Lluvia & Skadi
March 31: Yhui Final (Tokyo, Japan) – Sunset☆JK & Masked Hiroyon b Mika Iida & Misaki Ohata; Natsuki☆Taiyo b Yuhi; Yoshiko and Hiroyo Matsumoto b Natsuki☆Taiyo & Yuhi
March 31: WWE Raw (Washington DC) – Summer Rae b Natalya; Naomi b AJ Lee
April 3: ZERO 1 USA (Champaign, IL) – Angelus Layne v Kay Lee Ray
April 4: 3X Wrestling (Eagle Grove, IA) – Randi West v Heather Patera
April 4: Mid-South Legends Fanfest (Chalmette, LA) – Barbi Hayden v Angelina Love
April 4: A Wrestling Odyssey (New Orleans, LA) – Ivelisse Velez v Jazz; Leva Bates & Mia Yim v Sassy Stephie & Jessie Belle Smothers; Harlem Bravado & Lancelot Bravado v Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan
April 4: Vendetta Pro Wrestling (Santa Maria, CA) – Kikyo Nakamura & Damien Grundy v Kiara Dillon & Clay Tawzer
April 5: Riot City Wrestling (Adelaide, Australia) – Harley Wonderland v Demi Bennett
April 5: Scottish Wrestling Alliance (Motherwell, Scotland) – Viper, Bete Noire & Sammii Jayne v Courtney Stewart, Debbie Sharpe & Fiona Fraser
April 5: SHIMMER Women Athletes (New Orleans, LA) – Cheerleader Melissa v LuFisto
April 6: HXC Wrestling (Manchester, England) – Leah Owens & Lana Austin v Violet Vendetta & Viper
April 11: AAW (Berwyn, IL) – Heidi Lovelace & Athena v Jessicka Havok & Nevaeh
April 12: Fight Club Finland (Helsinki, Finland) – Aurora Flame v Sara Elektra
April 12: Melbourne City Wrestling (Tullamarine, Australia) – Izzy Shaw v Vixsin
April 12: Pure Wrestling Association (Clinton, ON, Canada) – Leah Von Dutch v Beautiful Beaa
April 12-13: SHIMMER Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)
April 13: Tidal Wrestling (Leeds, England) – Nixon v Lexi Reckless
April 13: ICW Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)
April 13: IWA Mid-South (Clarksville, IN) – Mickie Knuckles v Randi West; Jordynne Grace v Solo Darling
April 13: Warrington Wrestling (Warrington, England) – Lana Austin v Violet O’Hara
April 18: House Of Pain: Evolution (Nottingham, England) – Violet Vendetta v Shax
April 18: SHINE 18 (Ybor City, FL)
April 19: Solent Wrestling Federation (Southampton, England) – Erin Angel v Laura Cruz
April 19: NCW Femmes Fatales XIV (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Cheerleader Melissa v Courtney Rush; Angie Skye v Cat Power; Sassy Stephie, Jody D’Milo & Anna Minousha v Mary Lee Rose, Pink Flash Kira & Vanessa Kraven; LuFisto v Nikki Storm; Portia Perez v Kaitlin Diemond; Mercedes Martinez v Leah Von Dutch v Midianne v Missy; Deziree v Mistress Belmont; Saraya Knight v Sweet Cherrie; Bettie Rage v Diana Hall
April 20: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Su Yung v Solo Darling; Dylan Dunbar v Delilah Doom
April 24: Hardcore Roadtrip (London, ON, Canada) – LuFisto & Jewells Malone v Leah Von Dutch & Jazz; Warhed & Jewells Malone v Lufisto & Necro Butcher
April 25: RESISTANCE Pro (Willowbrook, IL) – D’Arcy Dixon v Mickie Knuckles; Lucy Mendez & Amanda Rodriguez v Samantha Heights & Angel Dust
April 25: Strong Style Wrestling (Elkhart, IN) – Melanie Cruise v Thunderkitty
April 25: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Athena v Nikki Storm
April 26: United Pro Wrestling (Beenleigh, Australia) – Sara Jay v Savannah Summers v Storm
April 26: Coventry Pro Wrestling (Coventry, England) – Nadia Sapphire v Fearn Wai
April 26: Southside Wrestling Entertainment (Nottingham, England) – El Ligero v Kay Lee Ray
April 26: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Sassy Stephie v Athena v Cheerleader Melissa
May 4: Insane Championship Wrestling (London, England) – Kay Lee Ray v Carmel Jacob v Erin Angel
May 4: House of Pain: Evolution (Derby, England) – Nixon v Violet Vendetta
May 10: LCW Roses (Leicester, England) – Rhia O’Reilly v Addy Starr; Viper v Kay Lee Ray; Nixon v Nikki Storm
May 10: Women Superstars Uncensored Queen and King of the Ring (Voorhees, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v LuFisto
May 11: Alpha-1 Wrestling (Hamilton, ON, Canada) – Michael Elgin v Seleziya Sparx
May 23: New Horizons Pro Wrestling “Global Conflict” (Perth, Australia) – Demi Bennett v Mercedes Martinez; Nikita Naridian v Saraya Knight; Evie v Kellie Skater; Madison Eagles v TBA
May 24: Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling (Brooklyn, NY) – Kacee Carlisle v Mickie Knuckles
June 9: Bellatrix 9 (Norwich, England) – Blue Nikita v Sammi Baynz
July 6: British Empire Wrestling (London, England) – Dragonita v Dean Michael; Toni Storm v Kasey Owens
– Lee Burton
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