I have experienced the buzz you feel after a SHIMMER weekend on a number of occasions, though recently I have been following the enthusiasm from fans in a more remote sense. While the festivities were ongoing in Berwyn, IL on Saturday and Sunday, I was at home in the UK keeping up with results and reaction, and for the most part, everyone was buzzing so much that Chicago could have experienced a very unlikely earthquake.
With volume 63 being called one of the best shows in the promotion’s history and the Tag Team Championship match on the following volume being described as one of the greatest in the company’s seven and a half years. So many wrestlers – be they new faces or long-running stars – impressed and improved their standing that it’s tough to start.
Stew was there to watch the shows and is writing up thoughts for each taping – he’s still got two to do but is in the process of flying home and has been struck down with the dreaded SHIMvirus so we may have to wait a little longer for reactions to volumes 65 and 66 (though you can see the results and thoughts for 63-64 here), but he sent through some overall thoughts on who did well:
Everybody raved about Nikki Storm all weekend. She is so goddamn over, that in October all they’d need to do is to book her against heels rather than babyfaces and she’ll be the biggest babyface in the company. Outstanding. Her match with Kana was immense. A proper wrestling match. So good. And Nikki dubbed herself “Galaxy Famous” rather than merely “World Famous” like Kana.
Mia Yim was phenomenal. Working with a knee injury all weekend, she was likeable, sympathetic and dynamic.
Interesting to see where this leaves LuFisto now. Is she back in the hunt as a babyface for October?
Veda Scott’s heel character from AIW transferred into SHIMMER, and she’s so much the better for it. The long drawn out knee injury spot (the old Dave Finlay spot) worked a treat against Courtney Rush – she even did a cartwheel afterwards.
Really appreciated things like Kimber Bombs comedy, Nikki doing a promo or Thunderkitty in general to offer alternatives to the wrestling matches.
Everybody on the roster can take something away from this set of shows. There were no real losers, nor anybody whose stock dropped in any great way.
Kay Lee Ray got over huge.
Heidi Lovelace really benefitted from two full days, where she got to be a player rather than a bit part.
Jessicka Havok’s new look with a half-shaved head is pretty great, though Angelus Layne won hair of the weekend by some margin.
They blew off a three year feud with Kevin Harvey finally striking Saraya Knight back too!
As far as the titleholders go, both the Global Green Gangsters and Cheerleader Melissa made it through the five shows over the last couple of weeks with their reigns intact. With victories over Madison Eagles & Nicole Matthews, Ray & Leon, Saraya Knight & Rhia O’Reilly and Melissa & Mercedes Martinez between volumes 62-66, they are now the most successful Tag Team Champions in the promotion’s history with ten defences. Meanwhile, Melissa has seen off LuFisto, Yumi Ohka and Mia Yim has notched up nine title defences – MsChif currently holds the record with 15.
Getting these shows out on DVD sounds pretty imperative considering the positive response they received, and we shouldn’t have to wait as long for these volumes to be released either – post-production times will be cut because commentary was recorded live at the Eagles Club, with a combination of Dave Prazak, Allison Danger (who has also assumed the role of moral compass in the promotion), Veda Scott, Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews taking the microphone. It may also increase the drama of the commentary too – as it can sometimes be difficult to artificially create surprise, shock and anger at events which you are already aware of.
As expected, there were some walking wounded after two days of action, with Madison Eagles suffering a broken wrist in her first match against Heidi Lovelace (going along with her already injured foot) but returning for the 4-way on the following volume. Christina Von Eerie created the scariest moment of the weekend too, as she landed on the back of her head and neck while receiving Nikki Storm’s Eye of the Storm finisher leaving her grounded in the ring and drawing a concerned hush from the audience. She was helped to the back and felt fine later – it’s believed that she suffered a stinger.
From here, eyes move both north and south this coming weekend…
Friday sees SHINE return to iPPV with Ivelisse Velez defending the SHINE Championship against Saraya Knight in the main event of SHINE 18 in Ybor City, FL. Knight has yet to be pinned or made to give up in the promotion – with her only loss being a DQ defeat to Jessicka Havok during the title tournament last June.
Meanwhile, Havok goes against Allysin Kay in a street fight which will hopefully determine a victor to their feud following two inconclusive endings and Havok costing Kay and Taylor Made the Tag Team Championship in the final of SHINE 17’s tournament, and Tag Team titleholders Leva Bates and Mia Yim are scheduled to defend against Evie and Eagles – though the latter is unlikely to be competing due to her broken wrist, so we will see who is lined up as a replacement.
The other big match of the show is between newly-turned Mercedes Martinez and Valkyrie’s Serena Deeb after Martinez saved Velez from a Valkyrie beatdown on the last show. Considering the wealth of talent both women possess, this can’t fail to be good.
SHINE shows during Female Fight Season certainly have more of an international flavour because of the fly-ins coming into town for other shows as well as Slammin Ladies custom shoots, though it can mean a pause to some storyline developments within the promotion. For example, what have Eagles and Evie done as a tandem to warrant a title shot, and what has Nikki Storm done for Daffney’s All Star Squad member Amazing Kong to want to take her on? Hopefully some of these holes in what is usually very watertight storytelling in the promotion can be filled in commentary, as this card seems to be a bit lost in the mix with the other shows and hasn’t done much to explain the reasons for any of these matches happening, even though we have been able to deduce some of them. It could be argued that SHINE would be better served in sticking with the direction it’s going with the roster that it regularly uses, instead of having its head turned by the glitz of international stars being in town.
The following day sees attention move nord des lignes to Montreal where NCW Femmes Fatales presents its 14th show, in which the title match is unlikely to be the headline attraction.
Mercedes Martinez issued an open challenge to any three women who haven’t received an International title shot in the promotion to be part of a 4-way elimination match. Answering the call is Leah Von Dutch, Midianne and Missy. While all the challengers have accomplished records in Femmes Fatales, the title match suffers from not having a really strong background to it apart from the overlying arrogance of the titleholder in believing she can outlast three fresh pretenders to her belt.
Instead, it is the number one contender’s match which is likely to be the one to turn heads as Cheerleader Melissa and Courtney Rush collide following the postponement of their contest last October due to Rush’s fractured collarbone. The pair went to a double DQ last summer at Femmes Fatales XII in a match which was meant to find the next challenger for the title, and hostilities between the pair remain. On paper, Melissa has the experience and possibly aggression advantage, but with hunger and power on her side, Rush brings her own strengths to the table.
The added sweetener for this contest is that it is being contested under Iron Woman rules with a 30 minute time limit, which provides new challenges and strategy, which should be interesting to see.
Elsewhere, Montreal’s favourites are in action against British competition. LuFisto takes on Nikki Storm in a first-time ever match, while Sweet Cherrie will take part in her first British Rounds Rules match against Saraya Knight. Cherrie may be the hometown favourite, but she will be a fish out of water with rules unfamiliar to her. However, a win over former SHIMMER Champion Knight will be a big feather in her cap.
There will be another debut alongside Storm as Vanessa Kraven is part of a 6-woman tag where she links up with Mary Lee Rose and Pink Flash Kira against Sassy Stephie, Jody D’Milo and the returning Anna Minoushka.
Speaking of returns, also coming back to Femmes Fatales is Cat Power – who takes on Angie Skye – and Mistress Belmont, who hasn’t been on a Femmes Fatales show since June 2011 – she will face Deziree; and rounding off the main card is the battle of two experienced Ontarians as Portia Perez faces Kaitlin Diemond.
The following write-up is courtesy of Ciara Reid, who we welcome into the Ringbelles fold. She has previously written for Angrymarks, and also contributes to the excellent Ring Sirens magazine. You’ll be reading more from here in the future – but first, here’s a piece about Leah Von Dutch’s latest title win…
Leah Von Dutch snagged her third championship on Saturday in Clinton, Ontario as she defeated Beautiful Beaa for the Pure Wrestling Association Elite Women’s Championship.
Beaa had enjoyed two title defenses against Skylar Rose and Cassie Cool since winning the championship back on January 18th after she traded the championship with Jasmin. Ahead of the championship match, Beaa had some choice words for her challenger – she exclaimed that Von Dutch would not be handed the championship as she would “fight for it” and successfully retain. Instead, Beautiful Beaa was forced to eat her words as Von Dutch became PWA Elite Women’s Champion for the first time.
Considering that Von Dutch has acquired her third championship within two weeks after losing the AIW Women’s Championship to Allysin Kay, the loss has allowed room for Von Dutch to improvise. Von Dutch pinned Kay’s shoulders to the mat back in February and became the new AIW Women’s Champion through a title match that was orchestrated by The Duke. It turned out the match was illegally sanctioned, as the promotion had not given The Duke the authority to authorise the title match. Chest Flexor ruled that Von Dutch was not the rightful title holder and Allysin Kay was still the champion, despite Von Dutch’s claimed argument to have pinned the titleholder. The promotion announced that the rightful AIW Women’s Champion would be decided at Girls Night Out 11, with Allysin Kay defending against Leah Von Dutch in a decision match. On March 29th, Von Dutch entered Turners Hall in Cleveland, Ohio with the AIW Women’s Championship in her possession, as Kay strutted into the building with the new championship and retained.
Leah Von Dutch is now currently holding the Xtreme Bombshells Of Wrestling Championship, the Classic Championship Wrestling Women’s Championship and the PWA Elite Women’s Championship. If Von Dutch had defeated Allysin Kay, she would be in possession of four belts – but instead she has to settle with the current three.
As well as a match between Von Dutch and Jewells Malone from Conflict Wrestling’s show last month, we’ve had a two-part Bunch of Fives centred around possible female roster additions for the upcoming Global Force Wrestling. We’ve had one for five women based in the US, and another for international talent. Have a look and see what you think of our choices.
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Following his dumping of Summer Rae on Twitter, Fandango introduced Layla as his new dance partner on SmackDown. Makes sense, as she is a trained dancer… Paige was booked to appear on NXT’s house shows on the weekend rather than on the WWE house show loop. A video was shown on SmackDown to introduce her to fans following her Divas Title win last week and she beat Alicia Fox with the Scorpion Crosslock on last night’s Raw. Paige may also be defending the Divas Championship against former titleholder AJ Lee at Extreme Rules later this month… There is also talk about what will happen to the NXT Women’s Championship, which Paige currently holds. The prevailing thought is that the title will be vacated… Brie Bella married Daniel Bryan in Sedona, AZ on Friday. Nikki Bella was maid of honour, while Cameron, Naomi, Natalya, Eva Marie and former Bryan protege Sara Del Rey were among the guests… Vickie Guerrero took to Twitter on Saturday to deny reports in the Wrestling Observer that she had left the company. Word had reportedly gone round that she was finishing with WWE after WrestleMania… Chavo Guerrero Sr (Chavo Classic) told Who’s Slamming Who that he isn’t in touch with Vickie Guerrero and her children since the death of his brother Eddie. He also says he hasn’t been following niece Shaul (Raquel Diaz) in her WWE career because he didn’t teach her, and criticised her choice for choosing to be trained by WWE instead of by a Guerrero. That seems a bit mean… There is a women’s tryout camp taking place in June, with Lisa Marie Varon (TAFKA Victoria/Tara) possibly being lined up to be a trainer. She was at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.
Angelina Love became number one contender to Madison Rayne’s Knockouts Championship after beating Gail Kim, ODB and Brittany in a 4-way on last week’s Impact Wrestling. Love pinned Kim with the Botox Injection after Velvet Sky sprayed an aerosol in Kim’s eye’s. Brittany also got a chance to bust out her Shining Star Press in what was her best showing in TNA so far.
Luchadora Ludark Shaitan, Kiki Rose and Thunderkitty been added to the IWA Mid South Queen of the Deathmatches tournament on June 28. Yes – Thunderkitty. Crazy Mary Dobson was asked, but she will be in Europe of the day of the show… MsChif will make her first appearance in an IWA Mid-South ring since 2006 on May 1 when she takes on Heidi Lovelace… Brittany Wonder has been added to Alternative Wrestling Show’s all-woman tournament on May 31. Candice LeRae, Kahmora, Cole Pistole and Allie Parker have also been announced, and the show is to be headlined with Cheerleader Melissa facing Serena Deeb… Saraya Knight defeated Arik Cannon on the AAW show the day before SHIMMER in what was a weapons-filled brawl where both were bleeding… Congratulations to Brittney Savage, who gave birth to her first child at the weekend. Jesse Neal is the father of the girl who came into the world on Saturday… Kacee Carlisle defends her WXW-C4 Women’s Championship on Saturday at Big Time Wrestling’s card – she faces Misty James… Jenny Rose takes on Ring Of Honor trainee Mandy Rose on Friday as part of the Future of Honor debut show. Veda Scott will be on commentary.
Due to Sendai Sachiko needing to take time off due to having surgery on her injured ACL, she and DASH Chicasko have been forced to vacate the JWP Tag Team Championship.
Rebel Yell told Ringbelles that she is still suffering daily seizures after being struck down transient ischaemic attack (mini-stroke) at the end of last month. The 19-year old is on medication and has had brain scans, but there is still no answer as to what caused it. We continue to wish her all the best… Viper will face Christopher Saynt on Friday’s Scottish Wrestling Entertainment show with the winner getting a shot at Sammii Jayne’s Future Division Championship… Big weekend for Nixon, as she became the first woman to win ATTACK! Pro Wrestling’s 24/7 Championship, pinning Mark Andrews on Saturday – however, the celebration was short-lived as she was beaten by Wild Boar the same night… Aurora Flame was bloodied for the second time in two weeks on Saturday night when she was beaten by Sara Elektra in a First Blood Match at Fight Club Finland’s show. She also juiced in her Nordic Women’s Wrestling Alliance Championship defeat to Miss Mina on March 29… Sammii Jayne defeated Bete Noire and Viper in a one-night tournament to become the number one contender to Kay Lee Ray’s ICW Fierce Females Scottish Championship. She was confronted after the final by Carmel Jacob and Sara, with Carmel saying she was the top contender and that the pair should settle it with a match. The babyfaces emptied the locker room to send the heels packing. The next show will take place in June… Erin Angel and Laura Cruz main event Solent Wrestling Federation’s show on Saturday.
Amapola will challenge Syuri for her CMLL-REINA International Championship during the titleholder’s visit to Mexico this month. Amapola earned the right by winning a cibernetico last week.
Australia & New Zealand
Get well soon to Scarlett, who broke her ankle during her match at Maniacs United in Wellington, wrestled a further 12 minutes and finished the match. She’s in a cast and will be out for at least 6 weeks… Riot City Wrestling presents its second City Chicks show on May 10. No matches have been announced as of press time… Minzy Montana won the New Age Wrestling Women’s Championship on Saturday, defeating Shadow Shinobi & Siren Monroe in a 3-way… Shazza McKenzie held onto her #1 contender status for Evie’s PWWA Championship by beating Kellyanne English on Saturday.
April 8: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Amapola b Dark Angel, Marcela, Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany, Princesa Sugheit & Dalys in a cibernetico
April 10: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Bayley b Sasha Banks
April 10: Evolution Pro Wrestling (Clarkeville, IN) – Heidi Lovelace & John Gray b Ian Rotten & Sabrina Sixx
April 11: JWP (Itabashi, Japan) – Yua Hayashi v Rabbit Miu went to a time limit to a draw; Hanako Nakamori b Yako Fujigasaki; Mizuki Endo b KAZUKI; Command Bolshoi & Sachie Abe b Kayoko Haruyama & Raideen Hagane; DASH Chisako b Rabbit Miu; Kyoko Kimura & Sareee b Arisa Nakajima & Manami Katsu
April 11: TNA Impact Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Angelina Love bb Gail Kim, ODB & Brittany in a 4-way
April 11: Chaotic Wrestling (Woburn, MA) – Kasey Ray b Davienne
April 11: NWA Florida Underground Wrestling (St Petersburg, FL) – La Rosa Negra b Justine Silver
April 11: AAW (Berwyn, IL) – Heidi Lovelace & Athena b Jessicka Havok & Nevaeh; Saraya Knight b Arik Cannon
April 11: All Star Wrestling (Squamish, BC, Canada) – Bami Hall b Riea Von Slasher & Kc Spinelli in a 3-way to win the ASW Women’s Championship
April 12: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Kurumi b Mochi Miyagi; Hamuko Hoshi b Kyuri; Neko Nitta b Meari Naito & Maki Narumiya in a 3-way; Hatsuhinode Kamen, Tsukushi & Shiori Akiba b Tsukasa Fujimoto, Risa Sera & Yuka
April 12: Maniacs United (Wellington, NZ) – Scarlett b JPE & Misty in a 3-way
April 12: Pro Wrestling Alliance (Casula, Australia) – Shazza Mckenzie b Kellyanne English
April 12: Impact Pro Wrestling (Auckland, New Zealand) – Britenay & Carmen Rose b Olivia Shaw & Beatrice Priestley
April 12: Melbourne City Wrestling (Tullamarine, Australia) – Vixsin b Izzy Shaw
April 12: New Age Wrestling (Ablion, Australia) – Minzy Montana b Shadow Shinobi & Siren Monroe in a 3-way to win the NAW Women’s Championship
April 12: Fight Club Finland (Helsinki, Finland) – Sara Elektra b Aurora Flame
April 12: Warrington Wrestling (Warrington, England) – Violet O’Hara b Lana Austin
April 12: Pro Evo Wrestling (Cheltenham, England) – Nixon b Chardonnay
April 12: Flemish Wrestling Force (Antwerp, Belgium) – Skarlett b Danny D
April 12: Pro Wrestling Nightmare (Benton, TN) – Tiffany Roxx b Miranda Rights
April 12: Pure Wrestling Association (Clinton, ON, Canada) – Leah Von Dutch b Beautiful Beaa to win the PWA Elite Women’s Championship
April 12: WWE (Hidalgo, TX) – Natalya b Alicia Fox
April 12: New England Championship Wrestling (Beverly, MA) – Kasey Ray b Nikki Valentine
April 12: Battleground Pro Wrestling (La Habra, CA) – Nicole Savoy b Brittany Wonder
April 12: SHIMMER Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL) – Evie b Rhia O’Reilly; Nevaeh b Christina Von Eerie; Jessicka Havok b Kay Lee Ray; Courtney Rush b Marti Belle; Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb b Leva Bates & Veda Scott; Madison Eagles b Heidi Lovelace; Saraya Knight b Tomoka Nakagawa; Yumi Ohka b Athena; Ray & Leon b Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews; Kellie Skater b Nikki Storm; Mia Yim b Hikaru Shida;LuFisto & Kana b Cheerleader Melissa & Mercedes Martinez; Athena b Cherry Bomb; Melanie Cruise b Kay Lee Ray & Nikki Storm in a 3-way; Heidi Lovelace b Angie Skye; Saraya Knight & Rhia O’Reilly b Leva Bates & Veda Scott; Christina Von Eerie b Marti Belle; LuFisto b Nevaeh; Courtney Rush b Evie, Nicole Matthews & Madison Eagles in a 4-way; Kana b Thunderkitty; Hikaru Shida b Kimber Lee; Mia Yim b Mercedes Martinez; Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa b Ray & Leon; Cheerleader Melissa b Yumi Ohka
April 13: World Woman Pro Wrestling Diana (Kawasaki, Japan) – Sareee & Jessica James b Keiko Aono in a 3-way; Kaoru Ito b Crazy Mary Dobson; Kyoko Inoue b Lylah Lodge
April 13: Tidal Wrestling (Leeds, England) – Nixon b Lexi Reckless; Nixon b Mark Andrews to win the ATTACK! Pro Wrestling 24/7 Championship; Wild Boar b Nixon to win the ATTACK! Pro Wrestling 24/7 Championship
April 13: ICW Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland) – Viper v Debbie Sharpe; Sammi Jayne v Bete Noire
April 13: SHIMMER Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL) – Pink Flash Kira b Angelus Layne; Mary Lee Rose b Stacy Shadows; Veda Scott b Leva Bates; Christina Von Eerie b Angie Skye; Thunderkitty b The Spider Lady; Courtney Rush, Evie & Heidi Lovelace b Portia Perez, Nicole Matthews & Jessicka Havok; Kana b Nikki Storm; Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa b Saraya Knight & Rhia O’Reilly; Yumi Ohka b LuFisto; Ray & Leon b Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb; Athena b Kay Lee Ray; Mercedes Martinez b Hikaru Shida; Cheerleader Melissa b Mia Yim; Leva Bates b Marti Belle; Nikki Storm b Christina Von Eerie; Kay Lee Ray b Leon, Nevaeh & Kimber Lee in a 4-way; Evie b Nicole Matthews; Yumi Ohka b Melanie Cruise; Veda Scott b Courtney Rush; Kana b Cherry Bomb; Heidi Lovelace b Jessicka Havok; Mia Yim b Ray; LuFisto b Saraya Knight; Hikaru Shida b Athena; Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa b Cheerleader Melissa & Mercedes Martinez
April 13: WWE (Chattanooga, TN) – Natalya b Alicia Fox
April 13: IWA Mid-South (Clarksville, IN) – Mickie Knuckles b Randi West; Jordynne Grace b Kaden Sade
April 13: Fight For Cancer (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Jasmin b Leah Von Dutch
April 13: I Believe In Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Maxwell Chicago b Lizzie Parris; Brittany b Joey Mayberry
April 13: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – La Seductora, Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit b Lady Afrodita, Marcela & Silueta
April 14: WWE Raw (Birmingham, AL) – Layla & Fandango b Emma & Santino Marella; Paige b Alicia Fox
April 16: Pro Wrestling NOAH (Tokyo, Japan) – Kana v Rabbit Miu
April 18: House Of Pain: Evolution (Nottingham, England) – Violet Vendetta v Shax
April 18: Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (Dundee, Scotland) – Viper v Christopher Saynt
April 18: Ring Of Honor (Newville, PA) – Mandy Leon v Jenny Rose
April 18: SHINE 18 (Ybor City, FL) – Ivelisse Velez v Saraya Knight; Leva Bates & Mia Yim v Madison Eagles & Evie; Jessicka Havok v Allysin Kay; Mercedes Martinez v Serena Deeb; Amazing Kong v Nikki Storm; Kellie Skater v Kay Lee Ray v Justine Silver v Kimberly; Shanna v La Rosa Negra; Su Yung v Rhia O’Reilly; Tracy Taylor v Amber O’Neal
April 18: NWA Texoma (Sherman, TX) – Barbi Hayden v Miss Diss Lexia
April 19: Solent Wrestling Federation (Southampton, England) – Erin Angel v Laura Cruz
April 19: World Association of Wrestling (Cambridge, England) – Penelope v Sammi Baynz
April 19: Big Time Wrestling (Mocksville, NC) – Kacee Carlisle v Misty James
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: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Sapporo, Japan) – Misaki Ohata & Mio Shirai v Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka; Sumire Natsu v Tsukasa Fujimoto; Yumi Ohka v Hikaru Shida
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: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Athena v Nikki Storm
April 25: Strong Style Wrestling (Elkhart, IN) – Melanie Cruise v Thunderkitty
April 25: RESISTANCE Pro (Willowbrook, IL) – D’Arcy Dixon v Mickie Knuckles; Lucy Mendez & Amanda Rodriguez v Samantha Heights & Angel Dust
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 & Kay Lee Ray v Joseph Connors & Lana Austin; El Ligero v Kay Lee Ray
April 26: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Sassy Stephie v Athena v Cheerleader Melissa
April 26: Omega Championship Wrestling (Cameron, NC) – Reby Sky v D’Arcy Dixon
May 1: IWA Mid South (Clarksville, IN) – MsChif v Heidi Lovelace
May 3: Tidal Wrestling (Leeds, England) – Violet O’Hara v Shax
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: Riot City Wrestling City Chicks 2 (Wingfield, Australia)
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 11: Wrestling Eclipse (Oshawa, ON, Canada) – Jewells Malone v Courtney Rush
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; La Rosa Negra v Marti Belle
May 24: Global Wrestling Association (Dyersburg, TN) – Devyn Nicole v Black Widow
May 31: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Cheerleader Melissa v Serena Deeb
June 8: Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)
June 15: Bellatrix 9 (Norwich, England) – Blue Nikita v Sammi Baynz
June 28: IWA Mid South Queen of the Deathmatches (New Albany, IN)
July 6: British Empire Wrestling (London, England) – Dragonita v Dean Michael; Toni Storm v Kasey Owens
– Lee Burton
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