I’m stumped by the TNA Knockouts Division.
On one hand, it’s got a sense of direction with the reforming of the Beautiful People, a new champion in Angelina Love, a babyface Gail Kim, Madison Rayne having a superfan/annoying gnat in Brittany, and the promotion gearing up for a second Knockouts Knockdown PPV taping. On the other, it’s resorted to a gimmick which was done to death and peaked in 2008, has Gail Kim in a face role for which she is fine but less effective than being a heel, a damp squib of a title reign coming to an end and things feeling a bit stagnant.
Part of me feels optimistic that storylines can be brought about with the Beautiful People’s reign of terror and a triumvirate of Kim, Rayne and Brittany looking to stop it – though the latter may easily switch to being a heel after being rejected by Madison enough times – and the likes of ODB in the sidelines with Taryn Terrell expected back at some point. I can also credit TNA for putting together a storyline which culminated at a pay-per-view and had the correct result to keep the wheels turning.
So why can I not get more enthused about the division?
Part of me feels it’s because we have seen what the Knockouts roster has been like in the past. It was plentiful, diverse and had multiple storylines going on – so many that the company felt it was necessary to create Tag Team Titles to go with the singles belt. The thing is that barring Brittany, a lot of these names have been around for quite some time – albeit with periods away in the cases of Love, Rayne, Kim and Sky – and focussing the division around the reheated leftovers version of the Beautiful People with hairspray, paper bags, grinding on ring ropes and the like just feels like a nostalgia tour more than something new.
Maybe the problem lies in what lies ahead for TNA. It’s no secret that it has been shedding big names over the last year, and the Knockouts division hasn’t avoided that with people like Mickie James and Tara being let go, all in what appears to be a cost-cutting measure. That lack of funds is going to cause issues in expanding or refreshing a division which could really benefit from some new faces. However, those new faces have to be super-skilled and ready to go as TNA has no developmental facility and doesn’t book enough dates to let wrestlers hone themselves before putting them on TV. As a consequence, you’re looking for big names, and they may be reluctant to sign on to a company which may not offer them as many bookings and will restrict who they can work for outside of the promotion – nothing which will have them on iPPV, VOD or DVD, for example. Financially, that’s a tough step to take for a company which is looking shakier than it has in a while.
Also, TNA’s fans on their sound stage in Orlando, FL, are terrible. Silent, unresponsive and disinterested, they hurt the Knockouts Title match between Love and Rayne to a considerable level due to their apathy – and they had a storyline which they could conceivably get behind and form an emotional attachment to. Then again, the right booking and the right crowd work will force that reaction, and there wasn’t much encouragement by the Madison or Angelina to get the crowd into what was going on.
There are no clear solutions for the Knockouts issue, or TNA’s problems as a whole. However, something will have to happen, as this holding pattern is benefiting nobody.
The main event for SHINE 19 on May 23 was announced at the weekend, and will be a 10 woman elimination match with Valkyrie members Serena Deeb, Allysin Kay, Taylor Made, April Hunter and Su Yung taking on singles champion Ivelisse Velez, Tag Team Champions Leva Bates & Mia Yim, Jessicka Havok and Tracy Taylor.
The announcement answers the question raised at the end of SHINE 18 where Deeb announced the new Valkyrie following the addition of Yung, but left fans wondering if Taylor Made – who was not at the show – was still part of the fold. This match proves that she is, but we should not have been left with that query. It also sees Tracy Taylor earn her first SHINE main event – presumably because she and Yung were tag team partners in the West Coast Connection, and Su’s first match was against Tracy. The contest also marks a continuation with Havok and Kay’s feud, though we may need some gaps filled in to let the audience know about Jessicka’s condition following being a victim of a hit and run on the last event. Perhaps we may also find out who the driver was.
Kay’s participation in the match may also be the start of a new programme over the Tag Team Championship, as she and Taylor Made may be lined up to be the next challengers to the Lucha Sisters, while Velez and Deeb may be on course for a feud over the SHINE Championship. Depending on the booking of the match, we may see a lot of different storyline developments within one contest.
Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females is no more. The women’s shows have broken off from the main ICW product and will simply be called Fierce Females instead, with an announcement on the future of its shows made on its Facebook page earlier:
After a lot of discussion between ourselves and the ICW management we’ll be going now be going just by the name Fierce Females from now on and have no ties with Insane Championship Wrestling. This is purely a creative decision to allow both companies to use the female wrestlers in a way which is best for each individual company.
Regarding ourselves we’ll still be as crazy and insane as we were before the change and we’ll also be making a few changes to our format, one of those being there will be more “smaller shows” like we did in April and another is all these shows will now be recorded and put up on youtube on a weekly basis.
As well as the smaller shows we plan to run a more shows in the city centre as well, with us in talks with a possible new venue that will give us more interesting options regarding the way we put on the shows.
It seems as if Fierce Females will be more of a web product now, but the revelation of having more shows could mean more storylines which don’t have to run at the same pace as the main ICW events and it can create its own world.
The first of its “smaller shows” saw Sammii Jayne become number one contender to Kay Lee Ray’s Fierce Females Scottish Championship by beating Bete Noire and Viper in a tournament, but faced the wrath of Carmel Jacob for seemingly muscling in on her turf.
Elsewhere on the site this week, we’ve got two videos – one is a josih encounter between the now-retired Yuhi and Meiko Satomura; the other is Syuri defending the CMLL-REINA International Title against Amapola in Mexico.
Also, best wishes to Stew, who is still in hospital because of the pneumonia he picked up following his trip to SHIMMER earlier this month. SHIMvirus is real, kids.
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Paige has been stripped of the NXT Women’s Championship, and the new champion will be decided by way of a tournament, which will culminate at the second NXT live show on the WWE Network. Click here for spoilers as to who is in the final… Speakig of Paige, she is being booked to roll over Divas to allow the audience to get to know her ahead of her match against Tamina Snuka at Extreme Rules on Sunday. The problem is that fans know that the likes of Alicia Fox and Aksana aren’t perceived as threats, so they’re being slow to get behind the Divas Champion, who is giving up a lot of offence to them before getting the win. Give her a storyline – that would help. She was also used as a prop in the Daniel Bryan/Kane feud as she was put into a match with Bryan’s wife Brie Bella on Raw. The match never finished as Kane came through the ring to go after Brie… After the match, Stephanie McMahon came to apologise, but was called a bitch by Bella… Despite being dumped by Fandango in favour of Layla, Summer Rae will return to WWE TV as a heel. She also revealed to the Miami Herald that one of her best friends in the WWE locker room is Renee Young… Jimmy and Jay Uso’s cousin Leyvonna Zakari to a developmental contract. She attended tryouts last December. Zakari is an actress and model in California.
Brooke Tessmacher is still with TNA – she has been working to get her real estate license. She hasn’t wrestled a match since November 7 last year. She also wrote a Facebook post talking about how she had a ruptured implant which required surgery, as well as her not being happy with her original ones.
Tammy “Sunny” Sytch says that she is now cervical cancer free after her second operation, though she revealed last week that she has been feeling sick and has been in and out of hospital recently. She also told Slam! Wrestling that she is returning to her education to become a Physician’s Assistant. That’s probably a good thing as getting away from wrestling would be beneficial for her… Congratulations to Alexxis Nevaeh, who is engaged to TNA Tag Team Champion Eddie Edwards… Jessie Belle Smothers has been announced for Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling’s debut show next month as a replacement for Kimber Lee, who pulled out of the event. Marti Belle has also had to withdraw… Sassy Stephie regained the Remix Pro Women’s Championship on Sunday, defeating Cheerleader Melissa & Athena in a 3-way… Mickie Knuckles won the RESISTANCE Pro Women’s Championship on Friday by beating D’Arcy Dixon in a First Blood Match. Dixon had actually cut Knuckles open, but Mickie put her mask on to obscure the referee’s view, and also wiped some blood onto D’Arcy’s face – the referee then called for the bell… Queens of Combat returns on June 13 in Charlotte, NC – Jessicka Havok, Heidi Lovelace, Mia Yim, Sojo Bolt, Taeler Hendrix, Nevaeh, Sassy Stephie and Marti Belle are featured on the poster… Christina Von Eerie retained the Pro Wrestling Revolution Women’s Championship on Saturday’s Masked Republic show at the old ECW Arena in Philadelphia, PA by beating Sumie Sakai. Jenny Rose seconded Sakai and liberally interfered. Shanna was also in attendance… LuFisto, Jewells Malone, Jazz and Leah Von Dutch were left out of pocket after Hardcore Roadtrip promoter Mark Livingston did a runner with the takings, leaving the roster stranded in London, ON, Canada. To their credit, Deathproof and SMASH Wrestling both dipped into their pockets to try and make up some of the shortfall. That’s a really classy move that they didn’t have to do… Mia Yim and Greg Excellent have been removed from the list of teams for Women Superstars Uncensored’s Queen and King of the Ring on May 10, though Sassy Stephie and DJ Hyde have been announced… SHIMMER’s 9th anniversary weekend featuring DVD tapings for volumes 67-70 will take place in Berwyn, IL on October 18-19… Hudson Envy will defend the Alternative Wrestling Show Women’s Championship on May 31 against Brittany Wonder – if she can get past Cheerleader Melissa on May 10… Vicious Outcast Wrestling is holding an all-women’s tournament this weekend. Called Vixen’s Mayhem, it features Allysin Kay, Jessie Kaye, Samantha Starr, Leah Von Dutch, Cristina Diamond, Renee Michelle, Marti Belle, Devyn Nicole, Vanity and Mary Elizabeth Monroe… Allysin Kay will wrestle Brooke Tessmacher at Remix Pro Wrestling’s June 21 show.
Manami Katsu has announced her retirement, according to Ringstars. Her last show is reportedly July 13… Kaho Kobayashi & Makoto are the new Reina Tag Team Championship after winning a tournament on Sunday, beating Aki Shizuku & Ariya in the final. Leon and Ray were stripped of the belts to allow the tournament to take place… No title changes on the Stardom show earlier today. Hiroyo Matsumoto, Mayu Iwatani & Miho Wakizawa defeated Kairi Hojo, Koguma & Nanae Takahashi to retain the Artist of Stardom titles, High Speed Champion Natsuki Taiyo beat Kaori Yoneyama; and Io Shirai successfully defended her World of Stardom title by beating former champion Alpha Female.
The final match announced for May 10’s LCW Roses show – Leah & Kasey Owens v Shauna Shay & Violet Vendetta – may be at risk, as Kasey’s left foot is in plaster after fracturing her ankle at home at the weekend… Nadia Sapphire became the first Coventry Pro Wrestling Women’s Champion on Saturday. She defeated Faith Lehaine, who substituted for Fearn Wai… Lana Austin will be looking to keep her hopes at another shot at the FutureShock Wrestling Women’s Championship alive when she teams with Dave Rayne and Nordic Warrior to take on titleholder Danielle Hunter and her Uprising teammates Don Meacho and Ryan Hendricks… Sammii Jayne lost the Scottish Wrestling Entertainment Future Division Championship on Friday, losing to Christopher Saynt. Meanwhile, Viper beat Heavyweight Champion Ian Ambrose in the main event, though it was a non-title match… Kay Lee Ray made it to the final of Southside Wrestling Entertainment’s Speed King tournament, beating El Ligero. She was the last competitor eliminated in the Speed King final, which was won by Martin Kirby.
Vaquerita returned to action as a babyface on CMLL’s show on Sunday. She was wrestling in Japan and was then sidelined with an injury.
Australia & New Zealand
Kellie Skater’s left leg is in a cast for the next six weeks after she found out that she has been wrestling on a fractured foot for the last three months. She broke it while wrestling in Japan. As a result, she has had to withdraw from New Horizons Pro Wrestling’s Global Conflict tournament next month – she was meant to face Evie in the quarter finals… KC Cassidy was announced last week as the final participant of the tournament and is meant to wrestle Madison Eagles, but she sprained her left wrist and fractured her right one in three places during training earlier today. She will be in a cast for six weeks… Savannah Summers retained the Riot City Wrestling Women’s Championship on Saturday, beating Storm and Sara Jay in a 3-way on a United pro Wrestling show.
April 22: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Dark Angel, Goya Kong & Syuri b Amapola, La Seductora & Mima Shimoda
April 23: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Shu Shibutani & Kana b Ayako Hamada & Sawako Shimono; Hikaru Shida b Sumire Natsu; Fairy Nipponbashi v Cherry went to a no contest; Misaki Ohata & Tomoka Nakagawa b Mika Iida & Yuu Yamagata; Yumi Ohka, Moeka Haruhi & Rina Yamashita v Mio Shirai, Tsukasa Fujimoto & Shiori Akiba went to a time limit draw
April 23: Rockstar Pro Wrestling (Dayton, OH) – Heather Owens b Samantha Heights
April 24: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Charlotte & Sasha Banks b Paige & Emma
April 24: TNA Impact Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Angelina Love & Velvet Sky b Madison Rayne & Gail Kim
April 25: Wrestling New Classic (Tokyo, Japan) – Syuri & Kyoko Kimura b KAORU & Crazy Mary Dobson
April 25: Outback Championship Wrestling (Melbourne, Australia) – Vixsin b Miami & Nikita Naridian in a 3-way
April 25: Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (Dundee, Scotland) – Christopher Saynt b Sammii Jayne to win the SWE Future Division Championship; Viper b Ian Ambrose
April 25: RESISTANCE Pro (Willowbrook, IL) – Samantha Heights & Angel Dust b Lucy Mendez & Amanda Rodriguez; Mickie Knuckles b D’Arcy Dixon to win the RESISTANCE Pro Women’s Championship
April 25: Strong Style Wrestling (Elkhart, IN) – Melanie Cruise v Thunderkitty
April 25: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Seleziya Sparx b Veda Scott; Athena b Nikki Storm
April 25: NWA Souther All-Star Wrestling (Millersville, TN) – Miss Rachel b Miss Natural
April 25: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Estrellita, Marcela & Silueta b La Seductora, Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit
April 26: Tokyo Women’s Wrestling (Tokyo, Japan) – Miyu Yamashita b Erin; KANNA b Ririko Kendo; Nonoko & Yuka Sakazaki b Chikage Kiba & Shoko Nakajima
April 26: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Tsukasa Fujimoto b Shiori Akiba; Kurumi & Kyuri b 235 & Yuuka; Tsukushi b Risa Sera; Meari Naito & Neko Nitta b Hamuko Hoshi & Maki Narumiya
April 26: Sendai Girls (Tokyo, Japan) – Ayako Hamada & Ray b Carlos Amano & Crazy Mary Dobson; Rabbit Miu b Eiger; Hiroyo Matsumoto b Kagetsu; Natsuki*Taiyo & Yoshiko b DASH Chisako & KAORU; Meiko Satomura b Io Shirai
April 26: United Pro Wrestling (Beenleigh, Australia) – Savannah Summers b Sara Jay & Storm
April 26: European Wrestling Assocation (Schaan, Liechtenstein) – Layla Rose b Moxie
April 26: All Star Wrestling (Croydon, England) – Erin Angel b Sky
April 26: Southside Wrestling Entertainment (Dundee, Scotland) – Sammii Jayne & Scott Renwick b Joe Hendry & Viper and Martyn Stallyon & Debbie Sharpe in a 3-way
April 26: Coventry Pro Wrestling (Coventry, England) – Nadia Sapphire b Faith Lehaine to win the CPW Women’s Championship
April 26: Southside Wrestling Entertainment (Nottingham, England) – El Ligero & Kay Lee Ray b Joseph Connors & Lana Austin; Kay Lee Ray b El Ligero; Martin Kirby b Robbie X, Pete Dunne, AR Fox, Will Ospreay & Kay Lee Ray
April 26: Omega Championship Wrestling (Cameron, NC) – Reby Sky b D’Arcy Dixon
April 26: Professional Championship Wrestling (Arlington, TX) – Angel Blue, Claudia & Paige Turner b Delilah Doom, Livi La Vida Loca & Shojo Machiko
April 26: New York Wrestling Connection (Deer Park, NY) – Chrissy Rivera b Marti Belle
April 26: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Hudson Envy b Cole Pistol
April 26: Inspire Pro Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Justine Silver b Cherry Layne
April 26: Masked Republic (Philadelphia, PA) – Christina Von Eerie b Sumie Sakai
April 26: Pro Wrestling EGO (Mendenhall, MS) – Devyn Nicole b Kowgirl Kissey
April 26: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Sassy Stephie b Athena & Cheerleader Melissa in a 3-way to win the Remix Pro Women’s Championship
April 26: Hardcore Roadtrip (London, ON, Canada) – Lufisto & Jewells Malone b Jazz & Leah Von Dutch; Jazz b Leah Von Dutch; Jewells Malone & Warhed b Lufisto & Necro Butcher
April 27: UNION (Yokohama, Japan) – Seiya Morohashi & Ladybeard b Mio Shirai & SAGAT; Ken Ohka b Cherry
April 27: Reina Joshi Puroresu (Tokyo, Japan) – Dump Matsumoto & Mima Shimoda b Kyoko Kimura & Syuri via DQ; Aki Shizuku & Ariya b Haruka Matsuo & Koharu Hinata; Fairy Nihonbashi & Leon b Ranmaru & Ray; Kaho Kobayashi & Makoto b Alex Lee & Crazy Mary Dobson; Aki Shizuku & Ariya b Dump Matsumoto & Mima Shimoda via DQ; Kaho Kobayashi & Makoto b Fairy Nihonbashi & Leon; Kaho Kobayashi & Makoto b Aki Shizuku & Ariya to win the Reina Tag Team Championship
April 27: OZ Academy (Sendai, Japan) – Manami Toyota & Carlos Amano b Misaki Ohata & Hikaru Shida; Ryuji Ito b Tsuyoshi Kikuchi; Kyusei Sakura Hirota b Yumi Ohka; Mayumi Ozaki b Sonoko Kato; Dynamite Kansai; Aja Kong & Tsubasa Kuragaki b AKINO, Tomoka Nakagawa & Hiroyo Matsumoto
April 27: JWP (Tokyo, Japan) – Arisa Nakajima b Yua Hayashi; Arisa Nakajima b Yako Fujigasaki; Arisa Nakajima b Raideen Hagane; Arisa Nakajima, Rabbit Miu & Manami Katsu b Command Bolshoi, Kayoko Haruyama & KAZUKI; Leon won a battle royal
April 27: Pro Evo Wrestling (Dursley, England) – Nixon b Chardonnay
April 27: Combat Zone Wrestling (Providence, RI) – Kimber Lee b Alexxis Nevaeh
April 27: Inspire Pro Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Paige Turner b Miss Diss Lexia
April 27: TNA Sacrifice (Orlando, FL) – Angelina Love b Madison Rayne to win the TNA Knockouts Championship
April 27: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Amapola, Dalys & La Comandante b La Vaquerita, Lluvia & Marcela
April 27: Chilanga Mask (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) – Silueta b Estrella Explosiva, Chik Tormenta, Princesa Sugheit, Cristal & Reina Isis
April 28: WWE Raw (St Louis, MO) – Paige v Brie Bella went to a no-contest
April 29: World Woman Pro Wrestling Diana (Kawasaki, japan) – Lylah Lodge b Rabbit Miu; Crazy Mary Dobson b Aiger; Cherry, Jessica James & Rydeen Hagane b Arisa Nakajima, Hamuko Hoshi & Yuiga; Dump Matsumoto & Keiko Aono b KAZUKI & Megumi Yabushita; Command Bolshoi, Kaoru Ito & Meiko Satomura b Kagetsu, Kaho Kobayashi & Sareee; Jaguar Yokota & Manami Toyota b Mima Shimoda & Takako Inoue; Mask de Sun & Yumiko Hotta b Kyoko Inoue & Tomoko Watanabe
April 29: Stardom (Osaka, Japan) – Yoshiko b Hatuhinode Kamen & Takumi Iroha in a 3-way; Hiroyo Matsumoto, Mayu Iwatani & Miho Wakizawa b Kairi Hojo, Koguma & Nanae Takahashi; Natsuki Taiyo b Kaori Yoneyama; Io Shirai b Alpha Female
May 1: IWA Mid South (Clarksville, IN) – MsChif v Heidi Lovelace
May 3: Riot City Wrestling (North Adelaide, Australia) – Izzy Shaw, LouLou Lockhart, Kellyanne English & Demi Bennett v Savannah Summers, Harley Wonderland, Blair Alexis & Miss Fortune
May 3: Tidal Wrestling (Leeds, England) – Violet O’Hara v Shax
May 3: RAD:PRO Wrestling (South Shields, England) – Freya Frenzy v Euan G Mackie
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 4: Smash Wrestling (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Cherry Bomb & Pepper Parks v Jewells Malone & Gregory Iron
May 4: WWE Extreme Rules (East Rutherford, NJ) – Paige v Tamina Snuka
May 5: Wrestling New Classic (Yokohama, Japan) – Koharu Hinata v Maki Narumiya; AKIRA, Syuri & Rionne Fujiwara v AJ Istria, Lin Byron & Daemon Ueda
May 6: Ice Ribbon (Yokohama, Japan) – Kyuri & Shiori Akiba v 235 & Kaho Kobayashi; Yuka v Rabbit Miu; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Mio Shirai v Arisa Nakajima & Tsukushi; Syuri v Kurumi; Maki Narumiya & Risa Sera v Meari Naito & Neko Nitta
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; Kirsty Love v Felony v Jenna v Nadia Sapphire; Amazon Ayesha Ray v Faith Lehaine; Leah & Kasey Owens v Shauna Shay & Violet Vendetta
May 10: Women Superstars Uncensored Queen and King of the Ring (Voorhees, NJ) – Jessicka Havok v LuFisto
May 10: Pro Wrestling All-Stars of Detroit (Melvindale, MI) – Thunderkitty v Heidi Lovelace
May 10: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Hudson Envy v Cheerleader Melissa
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 16: RESISTANCE Pro (Willowbrook, IL) – Mickie Knuckles v Starr Venus; Crazy Mary Dobson & Thunderkitty v Heather Owens & D’Arcy Dixon
May 18: FutureShock Wrestling (Stockport, England) – Dave Rayne, Nordic Warrior & Lana Austin v Don Meacho, Ryan Hendricks & Danielle Hunter
May 23: New Horizons Pro Wrestling “Global Conflict” (Perth, Australia) – Demi Bennett v Mercedes Martinez; Nikita Naridian v Saraya Knight; Evie v TBA; Madison Eagles v KC Cassidy
May 23: SHINE 19 (Ybor City, FL) – Ivelisse Velez, Leva Bates, Mia Yim, Jessicka Havok & Tracy Taylor v Serena Deeb, Allysin Kay, Taylor Made, Su Yung & April Hunter
May 24: Extreme World Wrestling (Hastings, England) – Skarlett & Erin Angel v Amazon Ayesha Ray & Destiny
May 24: Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling (Brooklyn, NY) – Kacee Carlisle v Mickie Knuckles; La Rosa Negra v Marti Belle; Mistress Belmont v Sumie Sakai
May 24: Global Wrestling Association (Dyersburg, TN) – Devyn Nicole v Black Widow
May 31: Fight Club Finland (Helsinki, Finland) – Jessica Love v Heimo Ukonselkä
May 31: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Cheerleader Melissa v Serena Deeb; Hudson Envy v Brittany Wonder; Christina Von Eerie v Kahmora; Nicole Savoy v Datura; Allie Parker & Kitana Vera v Raze & Sage Sinn; Candice LeRae v Amazona; Cole Pistol v Kikyo Nakamura
June 7: Pro Wrestling Syndicate (Rahway, NJ) – Missy Sampson, La Rosa Negra & Annie Social v Jessie Kaye, Hania & Amber Rodriguez
June 8: Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)
June 13: Queens of Combat (Charlotte, NC)
June 15: Bellatrix 9 (Norwich, England) – Blue Nikita v Sammi Baynz
June 21: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Allysin Kay v Brooke Tessmacher
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
August 16: NCW Femmes Fatales XV (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Mercedes Martinez v LuFisto v Cheerleader Melissa v Courtney Rush
October 18-19: SHIMMER: Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)
– Lee Burton
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