“You two, stop – you sound like two little immature girls.”
Without even the slightest hint of irony, that’s what Nikki Bella said to AJ Lee and Paige on last night’s Raw, completely overlooking the absolute petty sibling rivalry crap between she and sister Brie which saw the latter show some aggression.
The show had three segments called Growing Up Bella where Nikki talked about how Brie stole her prom date, stole her driving licence and crashed a car and how Nikki had to take Brie’s exams because she was the smarter sister. All this ret-conning of the Bella history is very forced and in truth, gives fans a reason to have sympathy for Nikki if all the Brie stories are true. How this is supposed to command sympathy for Brie is beyond me.
Unfathomably, Stephanie McMahon – who had managed to escape this daytime soap-opera stuff – interjected herself back into the sisterly feud, and sucks Paige and AJ Lee into the mix as a by-product.
In a show of solidarity, Stephanie granted Nikki a shot at the Divas Championship, which brought Brie out to ask if this whole feud was about getting a crack at the title. AJ Lee then came out to question Stephanie’s decision to name a number one contender when she is still owed a rematch after being beaten at SummerSlam. Lastly, Paige took to the ring to say if there’s a talk about the Divas Championship then the Divas Champion should be there.
It’s at this point that Nikki made that quote before telling Brie that she would forgive her if she quit, and as Brie went to leave, she then turned around and shoved her sister, seeing Paige also go to the mat as Nikki fell. As Brie left, AJ picked up the belt and skipped around before Stephanie forced her to hand it over before returning the title to Paige.
It was a confusing segment which makes me wonder why the Bellas are floating around the Divas Championship when they haven’t even had a singles match yet. Why did these two feuds have to be intertwined when they were so separate? I know this sounds like hypocrisy considering how I praised WWE a few months ago for mixing Diva feuds but this is the wrong time for these two storylines to intersect. AJ and Paige is moving along nicely – see the news below to see the SmackDown developments – and the Bellas need to have at least one singles match before talk of title shots should exist.
Again, Brie was a disappointment with her mic work and acting while Nikki was slightly better but was nothing worth writing home about. AJ’s hostility with Stephanie was interesting, as was Paige’s brief dealings with McMahon considering the pair haven’t shared a ring since the titleholder’s ascension to the main roster in April. However, AJ was very patronising in her conversation with Stephanie – so when you consider how Brie is being portrayed in a bad light, you had five women in the ring and all of them came off as unlikeable… though that was fine for the three heels.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated tweeted that the Bella feud is the worst sibling rivalry since Billy v Bart – in reference to the Smoking Gunns breakup in 1996 – though the original Matt Hardy v Jeff Hardy storyline in late 2001 was probably more of a damp squib. While condemnation is probably a little premature when it comes to the Bellas, this isn’t shaping up well at all.
The next Female Fight Season will last close to two months and will feature every major women’s promotion in the western world.
It starts a week on Saturday with Women Superstars Uncensored before things head to Canada the following weekend for SMASH Wrestling’s second CanUSA Classic show and then across the Atlantic seven days later for Bellatrix X in Norwich, England. October kicks off with Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Girls Night Out 13 and 14 tapings in Cleveland, OH on October 4 and SHINE 22 happening six days later featuring international talent coming over for SHIMMER, which has its four DVD tapings the weekend after. There will be two shows the following weekend with NCW Femmes Fatales on the Saturday and a Fierce Females charity show on the Sunday, and Pro Wrestling EVE returns in Colchester, England on November 1.
It’s an especially bumper period – especially when you consider that no promotion has two separate dates booked around that time. It means that we will have a lot to cover on this website and we hope to provide you with the best coverage possible.
However, as a fan, it’s impossible to make it to all of these shows, so consumers will have to carefully pick and choose which events they wish to attend live or purchase on iPPV if that option exists. It may be that the women’s wrestling bubble is swelling to bursting point and the strongest will survive due to ticket sales along with DVD, MP4 and iPPV revenue.
Elsewhere on the site this week, we’ve posted the full Fierce Females Mad Maxine show from July, as well as a Soap Box about whether Knockouts are better than Divas. Click any of the green links you see to jump to the stories.
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Bayley beat Sasha Banks on last week’s episode of NXT. There’s talk that Banks could be instrumental in the Charlotte v Bayley Women’s Title match set to take place at Takeover 2… Naomi has revealed that she has undergone a procedure to correct a problem with the orbital fracture she suffered earlier this year. No word on when that procedure took place… Paige made Emma tap out to the PTO on SmackDown. AJ Lee came out again after the bell to offer Paige some chocolates in a heart-shaped box but Paige wouldn’t oblige until AJ yelled at her to try one – which she did, but spat it back out on AJ. Looks like Paige doesn’t want to be faux friends anymore. Two attire notes from this segment – AJ was wearing a Celestial Bodiez tank top in recognition of her friend Celeste “Kaitlyn” Bonin while Emma is finally wearing kneepads, which her legs will be grateful for in years to come… Crazy Mary Dobson was the Miz’s make-up girl on last night’s Raw, while Heather “Miss Natural” Patera was in the segment with Bo Dallas. Also on the card, Cameron, Rosa Mendes and Eva Marie teamed up, if you can fathom such a thing. They took on Naomi, Summer Rae and Layla in a Total Divas advertisement. The match went 90 second before the schmoz no contest. It was a big waste of time but was mercifully brief.
Taryn Terrell became the number one contender for Gail Kim’s Knockouts Championship on last week’s Impact Wrestling. She defeated Madison Rayne, who displayed some heel tendencies by putting her feet on the ropes to try and get the pin late on in the match. Terrell won with an Ace Crusher… Jessicka Havok debuts on tomorrow’s episode of Impact… The latest season of The Amazing Race featuring Brooke and her boyfriend Robbie E will kick off on September 26.
Allysin Kay (Team USA) will take on Vanessa Kraven (Team Canada) at September 21’s SMASH Wrestling CanUSA Classic. Cherry Bomb battles Courtney Rush, while Kimber Lee faces Xandra Bale and Veda Scott steps into the ring against Jewells Malone… Speaking of Allysin Kay, she will challenge LuFisto for the Women Superstars Uncensored World Championship on September 13, and will also face Liberty for the Bellatrix World Title on September 28. The curious thing about the WSU match is that it looks like they were shaping up for a LuFisto v Jessicka Havok match with their respective versions of the World Title on the line – though WSU says Havok will be at the show… Former WWE talent Shaul “Raquel Diaz” Guerrero is reportedly training with the I Believe In Wrestling crew in Orlando, FL… As part of her quest to take down Vanessa Kraven, Mademoiselle Rachelle has recruited Jodi D’Milo. They will wrestle at NCW Femmes Fatales XVI on October 25. Mia Yim will make her Femmes Fatales debut on that date… Lucha Underground is a new promotion coming to the El Rey network, premiering on October 6. Luchadora Sexy Star has been announced, with Candice LeRae, Ivelisse Velez, Angela Long (FKA Savannah in WWE developmental) and Karlee Perez (FKA NXT’s Maxine) also reported to be involved… Courtney Rush’s first defence of the CNW Femmes Fatales International Championship will be this Saturday in Angus, ON, Canada when she faces Leah Von Dutch… Thunderkitty beat Randi West in a cage match on Saturday’s Pro Wrestling All Stars of Detroit show… Kimber Lee and Thunderkitty have been announced for CHIKARA’s King of Trios weekend on September 19-21. Kimber Lee will partner Jolly Roger and Lance Steel while Thunderkitty will wrestle alongside Jervis Cottonbelly and Marion Fontaine… Candice LeRae, Heidi Lovelace, Athena and Heather Patera are featured on the poster for the AAW show in Berwyn, IL which will take place the day before SHIMMER… Solo Darling will make her Anarchy Championship Wrestling debut on September 21 when she takes on Athena.
Kyoko Kimura & Ray defeated DASH Chisako & Meiko Satomura on the first day of the International Pro Wrestling Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday. Satomura & Ray beat Kimura & Chisako on the second day… Mio Shirai won the Union Fly to Everywhere Championship from Ladybeard on Sunday… La Silueta defeated Maki Narumiya on Saturday to win the CMLL-REINA International Junior Championship… Tsukasa Fujimoto beat Dump Matsumoto via DQ on Ice Ribbon’s Wonderland 2014 show on Sunday. Neko Nitta also won the Triangle Ribbon title for a fourth time… Hiroyo Matsumoto and Tomoka Nakagawa have forfeited the OZ Academy Tag Team Championship after Matsumoto revealed that she needed surgery on her left ACL and meniscus. The next champions will be decided on September 29 between Aja Kong & Tsubasa Kuragaki and Mayumi Ozaki & Kyusei Sakura Hirota… REINA is said to be looking for an American star who can arrive at the end of September and stay until the end of October. A full-time contract is on offer if that woman impresses.
As well as the World Title match mentioned earlier, a number of other matches have been signed for Bellatrix X on September 28. Fresh off her heel turn, Penelope will challenge Violet O’Hara for the British Championship, Queen of the Ring Lady Lory takes on Erin Angel, Miss Mina faces Skarlett, Amy-Lee Krammer battles Shax and Chanel is booked against Saraya Knight… We have our first date set for 2015. It’s from new promotion Rock N’ Wrassle, based in Nottingham, England. Lana Austin, Fearn Wai, Violet O’Hara and Kandy Leigh are seemingly going to be part of it… Penelope won the DOA Sirens Championship on a GBG Wrestling show in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday by beating Miss Mina. The pair wrestled again the following night, with Mina retaining her Nordic Women’s Wrestling Alliance Championship, and they fought again on Sunday where Mina held onto the Dansk Pro Wrestling Women’s belt… Mia vacated the Total Action Wrestling Women’s Championship after beating Astronomica on Saturday’s show… Saraya Knight defeated Lady Lory to win the Europe Catch Tour Association Women’s Championship… Viper beat DCT and Danny Boy to win Showcase Pro Wrestling’s Caledonian Cup tournament on Saturday. Also on the card, Leah Owens defeated Sara to become the number one contender to Viper’s Women’s Championship… Kay Lee Ray retained her Fierce Females Scottish Championship on Sunday’s Strewth Sheila show by beating April Davids. Later in the day at Insane Championship Wrestling’s show, Liam Thompson and Carmel Jacob defeated KLR and Stevie Boy – with Carmel wishing Kay Lee all the best after the match. They hugged and then attacked each other. Could KLR be taking an absence from ICW – and even the UK for a while?
Australia & New Zealand
Britenay defeated Evie in a Falls Count Anywhere match on Saturday to win the Undisputed IPW New Zealand Women’s Championship. Click here to listen to an interview with her.
August 24: Pro Wrestling Ulster (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – Viper b Katey Harvey
August 26: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – La Vaquerita, Lluvia & Skadi b La Comandante, La Seductora & Zeuxis via DQ
August 27: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Kurumi v Shiori Akiba went to a time limit draw; Kurumi b Kyuri; Hamuko Hoshi b Meari Naito; Maki Narumiya & Mio Shirai b La Silueta & Miyako Matsumoto; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Risa Sera b Tsukushi & Yuka
August 27: Gatoh Move (Tokyo, Japan) – Madoka b Fuki Kitazawa; Kaori Yoneyama & Sayaka Obihiro b SAKI & MIZUKI; Riho & DJ Nira b Emi Sakura & Masa Takanashi
August 27: TNA Impact Wrestling (New York, NY) – Taryn Terrell b Madison Rayne
August 28: Hikaru Shida Produce (Tokyo, Japan) – Kaho Kobayashi & KAZUKI b Cherry & Micro; Arisa Nakajima b Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru; Syuri & Tomoka Nakagawa b Kagetsu & Rina Yamashita; Kengo Mashimo b Atsushi Maruyama; Kana & Kenny Omega b Hikaru Shida & Masato Tanaka
August 28: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Bayley b Sasha Banks
August 29: Snakepit Pro Wrestling (Pooraka, Australia) – Miss Fortune b Daisy Chayne, Flame & Kandi Luv in a 4-way
August 29: GBG Wrestling (Gothenburg, Sweden) – Penelope b Miss Mina to win the DOA Sirens Championship
August 29: Shropshire Wrestling Alliance (Dawley, England) – Pete Dunne & Ryan Smile b Chris Brookes & Nixon Newell
August 29: Showcase Pro Wrestling (Dumfries, Scotland) – Viper defeated DCT; Viper defeated Danny Boy; Leah Owens b Sara
August 29: British Championship Wrestling (Kilmarnock, Scotland) – Grado & Kay Lee Ray b Liam Thomson & Carmel Jacob
August 29: WWE SmackDown (Ontario, CA) – Paige b Emma
August 29: Pro Wrestling Guerilla (Reseda, CA) – Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae b Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels and Rich Swann & Ricochet in a 3-way
August 29: Combat Zone Wrestling (Blackwood, NJ) – Brittany Blake b Brooke Danielle
August 29: WWE NXT House Show (Tampa, FL) – Carmella & Sasha Banks b Becky Lynch & Kendall Skye; Charlotte b Bayley
August 29: Pro Wrestling All Stars of Detroit (Melvindale, MI) – ThunderKitty b Randi West
August 30: International Pro Wrestling Festival (Pyongyang, North Korea) – Kyoko Kimura & Ray b DASH Chisako & Meiko Satomura
August 30: CMLL-REINA (Tokyo, Japan) – Mima Shimoda, Leon & Yuji Kito b Arisa Nakajima, Miyako Matsumoto & Masaya Takahashi; Haruka Kato b Alex Lee; Dump Matsumoto & Yumiko Hotta b Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tomoko Watanabe; Ariya & Makoto b Cherry & Kaho Kobayashi; La Silueta b Maki Narumiya to win the CMLL-REINA International Junior Championship; Marcela b Syuri
August 30: Tokyo Women’s Wrestling (Tokyo, Japan) – Ai Shimizu b Erin; Chikage Kiba b Shoko Nakajima & Akane Miura in a 3-way; Nonoko & Miyu Yamashita b Yuka Sakazaki & KANNA
August 30: Impact Pro Wrestling (Auckland, New Zealand) – Britenay b Evie to win the Undisputed IPW New Zealand Women’s Championship
August 30: United Pro Wrestling (Beenleigh, Australia) – Toni Storm b Sara Jay
August 30: Melbourne City Wrestling (Tullamarine, Australia) – Kellyanne English v KC Cassidy went to a no contest
August 30: Europe Catch Tour Association (Loon-Plage, France) – Saraya Knight b Lady Lory to win the ECTA Women’s Championship
August 30: Total Action Wrestling (Dunstable, England) – Mia (c) def. Astronomica; Nightshade b Nina Sparkles
August 30: Kamikaze Pro (Birmingham, England) – Nixon Newell b Violet Vendetta
August 30: Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (Dundee, Scotland) – Christopher Saynt b Glen Dunbar, Sammii Jayne, Viper & Nikki Storm in a 5-way
August 30: IPW: UK (Snodland, England) – Jimmy Havoc & Rhia O’Reilly b Heidi Katrina & Paul Synnot
August 30: Svensk Wrestling Syd (Malmo, Sweden) – Miss Mina b Penelope
August 30: Pro Wrestling Guerilla (Reseda, CA) – Candice LeRae b Rich Swann
August 30: WWE NXT House Show (Palatka, FL) – Alexa Bliss & Becky Lynch b Carmella & Kendall Skye; Bayley b Charlotte
August 30: Great North Wrestling (Hawkesbury, ON, Canada) – Silvie Silver b Mileena
August 31: Pro Wrestling WAVE/OZ Academy (Osaka, Japan) – Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata & Tomoka Nakagawa b Mayumi Ozaki, Yumi Ohka & Mio Shirai; Dynamite Kansai b Moeka Haruhi; AKINO & Kagetsu b Manami Toyota & Tsubasa Kuragaki; Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru & Hibiscus Mii b Kyusei Sakura Hirota & Sumire Natsu; Aja Kong & Sawako Shimono b Misaki Ohata & Rina Yamashita; Hikaru Shida b Mika Iida
August 31: Pro Wrestling WAVE/OZ Academy (Osaka, Japan) – Benten Musume & Police Man b noki-A & Nyanber; Sawako Shimono b Rina Yamashita; Melanie Cruise & Misaki Guriko b Dynamite Kansai & Fairy Nihonbashi; Ayako Hamada & Yuu Yamagata b Aja Kong & Tomoka Nakagawa; Mika Iida & Sakura Hirota b Hibiscus Mii & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru; Kana & Mayumi Ozaki b Natsu Sumire & Yumi Ohka
August 31: Ice Ribbon (Tokyo, Japan) – 235, Kyuri & Aoi Kizuki b Rabbit Miyu, Koyuki Hayashi & Shiori Akiba; Miyako Matsumoto & Alex Lee b Meari Nairo & Akane Fujita; Hamuko Hoshi & Mochi Miyagi b Cho-un Shiryu & Yuri Kotobuki; Arisa Nakajima b Yuka; Neko Nitta b Leon & Shu Shibutani in a 3-way to win the Triangle Ribbon Championship; Tsukasa Fujimoto b Dump Matsumoto via DQ; Kurumi & Risa Sera b Tsukushi & Maki Narumiya
August 31: Union (Tokyo, Japan) – Cherry b Kaho Kobayashi; Mio Shirai b Ladybeard to win the Fly to Everywhere Championship
August 31: International Pro Wrestling Festival (Pyongyang, North Korea) – Meiko Satomura & Ray b Kyoko Kimura & DASH Chisako
August 31: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland) – Rhia O’Reilly b Leah Owens; Layla Rose b Lucy Cole; Viper b Lana Austin; Sammii Jayne b Nixon Newell; Carmel Jacob & Sara b Nikki Storm & Viper; Kasey Owens b Bete Noire; Courtney v Fiona Fraser went to a double count out; Kay Lee Ray b April Davids
August 31: Dansk Pro Wrestling (Copenhagen, Denmark) – Miss Mina b Penelope
August 31: Insane Championship Wrestling (Glasgow, Scotland) – Liam Thomson & Carmel Jacob b Kay Lee Ray & Stevie Boy
August 31: Pro Wrestling Guerilla (Reseda, CA) – Johnny Gargano b Candice LeRae
August 31: I Believe In Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Chasyn Rance, Jesus Rodriguez & Tristan Keali’i b Brittany, Maxwell Chicago & Sweet Thang Willie
August 31: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Estrellita b Dalys
September 1: WWE Raw (Des Moines, IA) – Layla, Naomi & Summer Rae v Cameron, Eva Marie & Rosa Mendes went to a no-contest
September 5: Pro Wrestling 4U (Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England) – Pollyanna Peppers v Nixon Newell
September 5: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Rickey Shane Page v Candice LeRae
September 6: Tidal Wrestling (Darlington, England) – Ruby Summers v TBA
September 6: Anarchy in Angus (Angus, ON, Canada) – Courtney Rush v Leah Von Dutch
September 6: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Johnny Gargano v Candice LeRae
September 6: North Shore Pro Wrestling (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Sassy Stephie v Pink Flash Kira
September 7: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Star Fire v Io Shirai; Nanae Takahashi v Cheerleader Melissa; Kairi Hojo v Kaori Yoneyama; Koguma v Yoshiko; Takumi Iroha v Kyoko Kimura; Mayu Iwatani v DASH Chisako
September 7: PROGRESS Wrestling (London, England) – Pollyanna Peppers v Rhia O’Reilly
September 7: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Candice LeRae v Veda Scott
September 11: WWE NXT Takeover 2 (Winter Park, FL) – Charlotte v Bayley
September 12: Target Wrestling (Carlisle, England) – Kay Lee Ray v Kasey Owens
September 13: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Takumi Iroha v Koguma; Kyoko Kimura v Mayu Iwatani; Yoshiko v DASH Chisako; Cheerleader Melissa v Kairi Hojo; Star Fire v Nanae Takahashi; Io Shirai v Kaori Yoneyama; Veda Scott v Jewells Malone
September 13: UK Wrestling (Wakefield, England) – Heidi Katrina v Shanna
September 13: Target Wrestling (Newcastle, England) – Kasey Owens v Saraya Knight
September 13: SMASH Wrestling (Oshawa, ON, Canada) – Courtney Rush v Vanessa Kraven
September 13: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ) – JT Dunn & David Starr v Kimber Lee & Annie Social; LuFisto v Allysin Kay; Athena v Hania; Nevaeh & Brittany Blake v Niya Barela & Jessie Kaye
September 13: Quintessential Pro Wrestling (Las Vegas, NV) – Jillian Hall v Christina Von Eerie; Veda Scott v Serena Deeb; Candice LeRae v Laura James; Kahmora v Ivelisse Velez
September 15: Stardom (Osaka, Japan) – Kairi Hojo v Io Shirai; Cheerleader Melissa v Star Fire; Kaori Yoneyama v Nanae Takahashi; Kyoko Kimura v Yoshiko; DASH Chisako v Koguma; Mayu Iatani v Takumi Iroha
September 19: Southside Wrestling (Sheffield, England) – Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae v Martin Kirby & Kris Travis; Morgan Webster, Tyler Bate & Dan Moloney v Nixon Newell, Jonathan Gresham & Chris Brookes
September 20: Pride Wrestling (Glasgow, Scotland) – DCT & Viper v Mr Byers & Fiona Fraser
September 21: Insane Championship Wrestling (Glasgow, Scotland) – Leah & Kasey Owens v Bete Noire & Viper
September 21: SMASH Wrestling CANUSA Classic (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Amazing Kong v LuFisto; Allysin Kay v Vanessa Kraven; Kimber Lee v Xandra Bale; Cherry Bomb v Courtney Rush
September 21: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Solo Darling v Athena
September 23: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Kaori Yoneyama v Cheerleader Melissa; Io Shirai v Nanae Takahashi; Star Fire v Kairi Hojo; Koguma v Mayu Iwatani; Kyoko Kimura v DASH Chisako; Yoshiko v Takumi Iroha
September 26: Lucky Pro Wrestling (Hudson, MA) – Nikki Valentine v Davienne
September 27: Ronin Pro Wrestling (Miami, FL) – Leva Bates v Dynamite Didi
September 28: Bellatrix X (Norwich, England) – Sammi Baynz v Blue Nikita; Liberty v Allysin Kay; Penelope v Violet O’Hara; Lady Lory v Erin Angel; Miss Mina v Skarlett; Amy-Lee Krammer v Shax; Chanel v Saraya Knight
September 29: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan) – Aja Kong & Tsubasa Kuragaki v Mayumi Ozaki & Kyusei Sakura Hirota
October 3: Family Wrestling Entertainment (Brooklyn, NY) – Ivelisse Velez & Tommy Dreamer v Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan; Hania v Veda Scott
October 4: Warzone Wrestling (Berwick, Australia) – Toni Storm v Savannah Summers
October 4: Empress Pro (High Wycombe, England) – Addy Starr v Pollyanna Peppers
October 4: Family Wrestling Entertainment (Brooklyn, NY) – Maria Kanellis v Ivelisse Velez; Candice LeRae & TBA v Veda Scott & Christina Von Eerie
October 4: Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out 13 & 14 (Cleveland, OH)
October 8: Tidal Wrestling (Leeds, England) – Violet O’Hara v Kimber Lee
October 10: SHINE 22 (Ybor City, FL)
October 11: Southside Wrestling (Nottingham, England) – Kay Lee Ray v Kimber Lee
October 11: East Coast Wrestling Association Women’s Championship tournament (Carneys Point, NJ)
October 12: Southside Wrestling (St Neots, England) – Kimber Lee & Drew Gulak v Jim & Lee Hunter; Kay Lee Ray v El Ligero v Will Ospreay v Mark Andrews v Rich Swann v Shane Strickland
October 18-19: SHIMMER: Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)
October 24: Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling (Brooklyn, NY) – Sumie Sakai v Kacee Carlisle
October 25: Southside Wrestling (Stevenage, England) – Mark Andrews v El Ligero v Will Ospreay v Rich Swann v Kay Lee Ray v Curry Man
October 25: NCW Femmes Fatales XVI (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Jodi D’Milo v Vanessa Kraven
October 26: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)
November 1: Flemish Wrestling Force (Limsburg, Belgium) – Leah Von Dutch v Katey Harvey
November 16: Tidal Wrestling (Newcastle, England) – Kay Lee Ray v Shax
November 23: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)
March 14: Rock N’ Wrassle (Nottingham, England)
– Lee Burton
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