Ringbelles Roundup (16 December 2014) – the difference between WWE’s developmental and main roster, Syuri success, Ivelisse called a refugee & more

Charlotte Sasha Banks WWEHow can one promotion offer such polarising women’s matches on its big shows – and how is it that the show with the bigger audience produce such a bore-fest while the one with less TV time, less fame and a comparatively weaker storyline leads to the best women’s match on TV for 2014?

Charlotte and Sasha Banks put on what was probably the best Divas (or Knockouts, for that matter) match of the year at NXT Takeover: R Evolution with Charlotte retaining the Women’s Championship with a top rope Natural Selection. Granted, the build-up for the event did not have the same depth or spark as Paige’s NXT Women’s Championship defence against Emma, the title tournament match between Charlotte and Natalya, or Charlotte’s defence against Bayley, which had a hell of a build-up. Instead, this match was the consequence of a lot of elements like Bayley and Charlotte’s respect turning to friendship, Becky Lynch’s heel turn to join Banks as Team BAE and there was a title challenge mixed up in all of that. As far as interaction goes, there was precious little between champion and challenger but Banks’ antagonism has helped to push things along – a prime example being her customisation of Charlotte’s t-shirt so it says “If you’re gonna do it, do it LIKE A BOSS”, which at least showed that there was some real negative feelings between the pair rather than it being the professional rivalries of the other Takeover Women’s Title matches we have seen this year.

However, the slightly soft build-up was compensated by the contest itself. Put in the semi-final position and given 12 minutes, Charlotte and Sasha put together a great story in the match with the titleholder on the backfoot because of Banks using a lot of her own moves against her. It also allowed Charlotte to work as a sympathetic babyface for once and also show some fire in the comebacks. Her highspots also worked well to pop the crowd as she adjusted her top rope moonsault because Sasha moved out of the way by landing on her feet and then hitting a senton for a near-fall, as well as the top rope Natural Selection which looks a lot better than the standard version – but should be saved for special occasions.

After the NXT show – a huge success from top to bottom – there was reportedly some discontent amongst the main WWE roster as they did not want to be outdone. As a consequence, it was said that the TLC pay-per-view would endeavour to be better than Takeover. It failed.

Part of that card was Nikki Bella defending the Divas Championship against former titleholder and recent Slammy-winner AJ Lee. The build-up to this match has elements which stem back to June when Nikki’s sister Brie “quit” WWE in order to protect her husband Daniel Bryan’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship reign, which came to an end anyway. That in turn led to Nikki Bella being victimised by Stephanie McMahon, Brie getting reinstated and wrestling Stephanie, though losing when Nikki turned heel. The pair then fought at Hell in a Cell with Nikki winning and making Brie her personal assistant for 30 days, leading to Brie turning heel to gift her sister the Divas Championship at Survivor Series when Nikki pinned AJ Lee in less than a minute.

Nikki Bella AJ Lee WWEUnfortunately, the Bella feud was an utter dud and produced some of the worst storytelling and acting in a long time and was seemingly written off by Brie’s heel turn – though any sort of reasoning didn’t come until the pre-match interview at TLC, where Brie said she aligned with Nikki because “blood is thicker than water”, and saying that AJ wouldn’t come between them – though she had never tried, so I don’t see how that was any sort of point. The Bella storyline is the dirt worst, though there has been a glimmer of success in that Nikki has got reasonably better in the ring and her character has improved. However Brie has gone backwards at an amazing rate as her wrestling is sucky and her character and acting are unbelievably wooden and hokey.

The build-up to TLC for the Divas had been sparse at best. AJ made Nikki tap out in a tag team match but that was about it. As for the match itself, it was an awkward watch as the spots did not flow and a lot of the moves which you would hope have a great impact lacked any sort of gravity. You could say that their position on the show didn’t help as it followed John Cena v Seth Rollins but a match can still be good even if the fans aren’t into it. Unfortunately this did not have the fans support and didn’t do much to elicit a reaction. When you consider that the ending came when Nikki hit a Rack Attack after spraying AJ in the face with some sort of substance while the ref was sending Brie away from ringside for interference, it felt really flat.

There’s a yawning chasm between the title picture in NXT and on the main WWE roster. While NXT has minimal women, just one writer and a small segment during a weekly one hour show to push a story, it’s amazing to think that it’s outdoing the army of writers on the main roster, coupled with how there is a combined seven hours of TV to put together a number of segments to push a story. In all honesty, if I was a developmental talent wanting to have good matches which demonstrate my abilities as a wrestler and a character, I’d be wanting to stay in NXT for as long as possible before going into the main roster and collecting the extra payoffs and merchandising deals while having my enthusiasm for excelling ebbing away, one Raw at a time.

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WWE
AJ Lee WWEPrior to the NXT Takeover R Evolution show, Triple H led a conference call when he seemed to distance himself from the booking on last week’s Raw where Natalya pinned Charlotte on the latter’s Raw debut. Former TNA Knockout Santana “Brittany” Garrett was also in attendance backstage at the NXT show… AJ Lee reportedly needed treatment after being sprayed in the eyes at the end of her unsuccessful title challenge against Nikki Bella at TLC on Sunday. WWE revealed that she was tended to by trainers in what was described as a “scary incident”. The company’s website said that AJ suffered chemical conjunctivitis but they were able to flush her eyes with saline and that there shouldn’t be any long term damage to her vision… Naomi has confirmed that she will not be a part of Total Divas’ third season… Alicia Fox has revealed that she has returned to education and that she was preparing for an anthropology exam. She also teamed with Natalya on last night’s Raw to beat the Bella Twins. Natalya made Brie tap out to the Sharpshooter, but her husband Tyson Kidd spent the post match checking on Nikki on the outside, which angered Nattie.

North America
Nevaeh was injured at last Wednesday’s Rockstar Pro show. She’s confirmed that she sprained her knee and may also have torn her MCL. She was in a big leg brace last week and may need an MRI. All the best to her… Crazy Mary Dobson defeated Amazing Kong in the main event of Premiere Destination Wrestling’s show on Thursday… Joey Ryan and Candice LeRae retained the Pro Wrestling Guerilla Tag Team Championship on Friday when the defeated Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels… Kc Spinelli was unsuccessful in winning the Magnificent Championship Wrestling Women’s Title on Saturday. She beat titleholder Holly Madison but it was by DQ, so Madison retained the belt… Vanessa Kraven won a 5-way elimination match on Sunday’s Smash Wrestling show, beating Xandra Bale, Veda Scott, Kimber Lee and Cherry Bomb. The Kimber Bombs Cherry Bomb Tabercilwere pinned simultaneously by Kraven to end the match following stereo chokeslams. After the show, the promotion revealed its 2014 with Cherry Bomb doing very well – she won Women’s Wrestler of the Year, her match teaming with Kimber against Courtney Rush and Xandra Bale from this year’s CanUSA Classic was voted Women’s Match of the Year… SHIMMER’s next DVD tapings will take place on the weekend of April 11 and 12. The promotion says front row tickets (which are only to be sold on a weekend deal and not for individual days) will be slightly increased, saying “the reason for which will be obvious by the time the shows take place”. It has also said it’s looking into the feasibility of a show on WrestleMania weekend, but not decision has been made. However, there will be women’s event as part of the WWNLive Experience on March 28… Kacee Carlisle’s first Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling Title defence will be against Mistress Belmont on January 23… Athena will return to SHINE for the SHINE 24 show on January 23.

Japan
Nobody won the Women’s Wrestling honour at the Tokyo Sports Awards last week. Io Shirai picked up 6 votes, while Syuri got 3 – neither got enough to win… Speaking of Syuri, she defeated Marcela by 2 falls to 1 on Thursday’s REINA show to win the CMLL World Women’s Championship. Syuri won falls Syuri Youji Kawauchi1 and 3 to end Marcela’s 1,008 day reign with the title… It was announced at Pro Wrestling WAVE’s show on Sunday that Shuu Shibutani will end her career on May 3. Debuting in September 2004, the 35 year old has won WAVE’s Tag Team Championship and Ice Ribbon’s Triangle Ribbon title. Ayako Hamada & Yuu Yamagata made their first successful defence of the WAVE Tag Team Championship in the main event of the three shows held on the day, beating Cherry & Shuu Shibutani.

Europe
Viper’s Electric Chair Drop was enough to score her the Full Tilt Wrestling Women’s Championship. She and Bete Noire were fighting over the vacant title… Chanel won the vacant Bellatrix British Championship on Saturday when she beat Aurora Flame, Violet O’Hara & Lady Lory to win the one night tournament. Elsewhere on the card, Miss Mina and Saraya Knight went to a time limit draw and Liberty defeated Sammi Baynz. The next Bellatrix show will be on February 22… Sammii Jayne v Layla Rose will take place Insane Championship Wrestling’s December 21 show in Glasgow, Scotland… Nikki Storm and Pollyanna will wrestle at the debut Empress Pro show on January 17… Former WWE Women’s and Divas Champion Melina is booked for a Southside Wrestling show in April.

Mexico
Sexy Star says that Ivelisse Velez is not a match for her in a AAA ring, calling her a “refugee” in a piece posted on the promotion’s website. She also spoke to Variety Latino in her babyface guise to promotion Lucha Underground, reiterating that wrestling saved her from suicide due to depression and pointing out how the promotion is the only one on TV in the US which has intergender wrestling.

Australia & New Zealand
KC Cassidy made Madison Eagles tap out at Saturday’s Melbourne City Wrestling show.

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Results

December 9: CMLL (Guadalajara, Mexico) – Zeuxis b Dark Angel, Amapola, Princesa Sugehit, Tiffany, Lluvia, La Vaquerita & Dalys in a cibernetico

December 10: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Risa Sera b Yuri Kotobuki; Rabbit Miyu b Miyako Matsumoto; Eri & Meari Naito b Maki Narumiya & Akane Fujita; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Misaki Ohata b Hamuko Hoshi & Maya Yukihi

December 11: WWE NXT (Orlando, FL) – Charlotte b Sasha Banks

December 11: Premiere Destination Wrestling (New Albany, IN) – Crazy Mary Dobson b Amazing Kong

December 12: REINA (Tokyo, Japan) – Kyoko Kimura & Alex Lee b Kellie Skater & Raideen Hagane ; Keizo Matsuda & Yako Fujigasaki b Yuji Kito & Koharu Hinata; Goya Kong & Muñeca de Plata b Haruka Kato, Erin, Koyuki Hayashi & Miyako Matsumoto; Arisa Nakajima, Kana & Lin Bairon b Tsukasa Fujimoto, Makoto & Maki Narumiya; Syuri b Marcella to win the CMLL World Women’s Championship

December 12: WWE SmackDown (Columbus, GA) – Nikki Bella b Alicia Fox

December 12: Fans United Wrestling (San Diego, CA) – Ashley Grace b Eli Everfly & Rudy in a 3-way

December 12: Pro Wrestling Guerilla (Reseda, CA) – Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae b Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels

December 12: Freelance Wrestling (Chicago, IL) – Melanie Cruise b Darin Corbin

Madison Eagles KC Cassidy Cory Lockwood PhotographyDecember 13: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Hamuko Hoshi b Akane Fujita; Cherry & Aoi Kizuki b Maki Narumiya & Maya Yukihi; Kurumi & Yuka b Risa Sera & Koyuki Hayashi; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tsukushi b Mio Shirai & 235

December 13: Melbourne City Wrestling (Thornbury, Australia) – KC Cassidy b Madison Eagles

December 13: Bellatrix 11 (Norwich, England) – Violet O’Hara b Nixon Newell; Chanel b Aurora Flame; Erin Angel b Bacardi; Lady Lory b Addy Starr; Saraya Knight v Miss Mina went to a time limit draw; Chanel b Violet O’Hara; Lady Lory b Erin Angel; Elsie Paige, Holly Burrage & Lillie Fae b Shax, Karama & Leah Elise; Liberty b Sammi Baynz; Chanel b Lady Lory to win the British Championship

December 13: World Association of Wrestling (Norwich, England) – Saraya Knight b Lady Lory

December 13: DOA Wrestling (March, England) – Nina Sparkles b Emma-Jade

December 13: Full Tilt Wrestling (Newcastle, England) – Viper b Bete Noire to win the FTW Women’s Championship

December 13: Magnificent Championship Wrestling (Brantford, ON, Canada) – Kc Spinelli b Holly Madison via DQ

December 13: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada) – Cat Power & Jaida b Nicole Matthews & Violet

December 14: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Masked Tsukka & Yapperman #3 b KAGUYA; Shu Shibutani b Kagetsu; Gabai-jichan b Madoka; Tuskushi v Kyusei Sakura Hirotawent to a time limit draw; Mio Shirai, Misaki Ohata & Tsukasa Fujimoto b Aja Kong, Kurumi & Ladybeard; Cherry & Meari Naito b Yua Hayashi & Hiroe Nagahama; Sawako Shimono, Rina Yamashita, Raideen Hagane, Risa Sera & Manami Kanda b Mika Iida, Kaho Kobayashi, Tsukushi, Eri & Rabbit Miyu; Sawako Shimono & Mari Apache besiegen Mio Shirai & Misaki Ohata; Tsukasa Fujimoto b Mika Iida; Yumi Ohka b Hiroe Nagahama; Kyoko Kimura b Rina Yamashita; Fairy Nipponbashi b Moeka Haruhi; Kana b Kaho Kobayashi; Kyusei Sakura Hirota b Hikaru Shida; Ayako Hamada & Yuu Yamagata b Shu Shibutani & Cherry

December 14: Stardom (Aomori, Japan) – Kris Wolf b Mystique; Kellie Skater b Makoto & Miyako Matsumoto in a 3-way; Lin Bairon & Kinya Oyanagi b Koharu Hinata & Yoshihiro Takayama; Act Yasukawa & Syuri b Reo Hazuki & Takumi Iroha, Io Shirai, Yoshiko & Mayu Iwatani b Nanae Takahashi, Kairi Hojo & Koguma

December 14: Pro Wrestling Kingdom/Shropshire Wrestling Alliance (Dawley, England) – Bubblegum b Lana Austin; Chris Brookes & Nixon Newell b Damian Dunne & Chris Ridgeway

Veda Scott Cherry Bomb Kimber Lee TabercilDecember 14: Smash Wrestling (Mississigaua, ON, Canada) – Vanessa Kraven b Kimber Lee, Veda Scott, Xandra Bale & Cherry Bomb in a 5-way

December 14: WWE TLC (Cleveland, OH) – Nikki Bella b AJ Lee

December 14: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Jojo Bravo, Ricky Romida & Jessica James b Dillon Divine, Donny Brookes & Johnny Dbol; Angel Blue, Dick Money & Wade Olsen b Darin Childs, Jason Silver & Killah Kash

December 14: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Dark Angel, Lluvia & Marcela b Amapola, Dalys & La Seductora

December 15: WWE Raw (Detroit, MI) – Natalya & Alicia Fox b Nikki & Brie Bella

Upcoming

December 21: Tidal Championship Wrestling (Leeds, England) – Lana Austin & Ruby Summers v Nixon Newell & Violet O’Hara

December 21: Insane Championship Wrestling (Glasgow, Scotland) – Sammii Jayne v Layla Rose

December 26: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Tessa Blanchard, Jennifer Blake & Heidi Lovelace v Veda Scott, Alexia Nicole & Jasmin

Cherry Bomb Mickie JamesDecember 27: Squared Circle Wrestling (Elmira, NY) – Cherry Bomb v Mickie James

December 28: Ice Ribbon Ribbonmania (Tokyo, Japan) – Tsukasa Fujimoto v Arisa Nakajima

December 28: JWP Climax 2014 (Tokyo, Japan) – Arisa Nakajima v Tsukasa Fujimoto

January 3: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Cat Power v Kate Carney

January 4: PROGRESS Wrestling (London, England) – Jinny v Pollyanna

January 4: Inspire Pro Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Barbi Hayden v Veda Scott; Jessica James v Kimber Lee

January 11: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)

January 17: Empress Pro (High Wycombe, England) – Bete Noire & Viper v Addy Starr & Rhia O’Reilly; Ruby Summers v Chardonnay; Nikki Storm v Pollyanna

January 17: Lone Star Wrestling (Cypress, TX) – Barbi Hayden v Tessa Blanchard

January 18: Alpha-1 Wrestling (Hamilton, ON, Canada) – Seleziya Sparx v Allysin Kay

January 23: SHINE 24 (Ybor City, FL)

January 23: Valkyrie Women’s Wrestling (Woodbury Heights, NJ) – Kacee Carlisle v Mistress Belmont; La Rosa Negra v Aja Perera

January 24: Pure Wrestling Assocation (Kitchener, ON, Canada) – Kc Spinelli v Courtney Rush; Kaitlin Diemond v Beautiful Beaa; Jewells Malone v Alexia Nicole; Holly Madison v Silvie Silver; Ingrid Isley v Skylar Rose

February 7: Family Wrestling Entertainment (Jamaica, NY) – Candice LeRae v Veda Scott; Taeler Hendrix v Katarina Leigh

February 22: Dragon Pro Wrestling (Newport, Wales) – Nixon Newell v Pollyanna

February 22: Bellatrix 12 (Norwich, England)

March 14: Rock N’ Wrassle (Nottingham, England)

SHIMMER datesApril 4: NCW Femmes Fatales (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Courtney Rush v Saraya Knight; Portia Perez v Xandra Bale

April 11/12 – SHIMMER Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL)

– Lee Burton
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Bellatrix 11 live results – A new British Champion will be crowned

Bellatrix outlineThere is only one title on the line at this afternoon’s Bellatrix 11 show and it will guarantee a new champion. The British title is on the line in an eight woman elimination tournament after the belt was vacated by Penelope, who defeated Violet O’Hara in September but then elected to take an extended period of time away from the ring.

As well as O’Hara, fellow former British titleholder Erin Angel is also vying to regain the championship. Bellatrix regulars Bacardi, Aurora Flame, Chanel and reigning Queen of the Ring Lady Lory are also involved, while impressive competitors Nixon Newell and Addy Starr will be making their debuts in the promotion.

Elsewhere, Saraya Knight and Miss Mina tangle in non-tournament action and the promotion’s other two champions meet in a rematch from Bellatrix 7 in October 2013. In that contest, Sammi Baynz defeated Liberty to win the RQW European Women’s Championship and has held onto the title since then, defeating Blue Nikita on two occasions. However, Liberty has moved onwards and upwards in the 14 months since then by snaring the World Championship and successfully defended it against Allysin Kay back in September. We’ll see if Baynz can get another win over Liberty or if the World Champ can even the score.

We’re in attendance in Norwich, England to bring you live results from the show. Keep hitting refresh to see the outcomes as they happen.

British Title Tournament
First Round

1. Violet O’Hara pinned Nixon Newell with a roundhouse kick.
2. Chanel defeated Aurora Flame with a lungblower.
3. Erin Angel beat Bacardi with a top rope crossbody.
4. Lady Lory pinned Addy Starr with an Exploder Suplex.

Non tournament
5. Saraya Knight v Miss Mina went to a 15 minute time limit draw.

British Title Tournament
Semi Finals

6. Chanel defeated Violet O’Hara with a Widow’s Peak.
7. Lady Lory beat Erin Angel with a tights-assisted Oklahoma Roll.

Non tournament
8. Elsie Paige, Holly Burrage & Lillie Fae beat Shax, Karama & Leah Elise. Paige pinned Elise with a Codebreaker.
9. Liberty made Sammi Baynz tap out to a cloverleaf variation. Baynz attacked Liberty after the bell before being made to leave the ring by Busty Keegan.

British Title Tournament
Final

10. Chanel made Lady Lory tap out to an armbar to win the British Championship.

Thoughts:

1 Violet O'Hara Nixon Newell Bellatrix 11• Bellatrix 11 was certainly the Chanel show, with her winning three contests en route to becoming the British Champion. Not bad for a wrestler who only picked up her first win in the promotion at the previous show. However, the signs of improvement have been evident for quite a while so seeing her be elevated to win a title is a nice way to acknowledge her hard work and evolution as a worker. Let’s go through this in chronological order…

• Nixon Newell was all happy-clappy as she made her entrance but that veil slipped soon after the bell rang for her match against Violet O’Hara as she started using heel tactics to overwhelm the former British Champion, including a great spot when she went for the Tree of Woe and instead of delivering a running dropkick, she ran up, stopped and then stuck a boot into Violet’s lady-garden, much like Petey Williams used to do in TNA. Violet got the win with a roundhouse kick on her downed opponent to advance in what was a good start to the show – though I must also point out and compliment Nixon’s amazing intergalactic gear.

• Chanel’s run to the title didn’t start that well as her match against Aurora Flame felt like going into battle with damp gunpowder. It all felt a little soft and hesitant as they tried to find a rhythm and there was a pregnant pause before the finish – though that should be easily cleared up in post-production to tighten it up. Thankfully, Chanel’s contests got better but it was a shame for Aurora, who is far better than in this match and din’t get another opportunity to show what she is capable of.

• There’s not much to say about Erin Angel and Bacardi’s match. Most of it was spent with Bacardi working over Angel with wear-down holds with Erin fighting back with arm drags and dropkicks before nailing her opponent with a crossbody from the third strand to advance in what was the weakest match of the show.

13 Lady Lory Addy Starr Bellatrix 11• Lady Lory and Addy Starr tore into each other with big moves and hard forearms in a contest which the fans lapped up and both women seemed to get into to a great degree. The crowd really took to Starr’s All American Canadian gimmick, chanting “USA” a lot and finding her very likeable. It was a shame that the match-winning Exploder Suplex was a little soft as it took the steam out of the audience but this was another positive debut for Addy, and Lory maintained her success as a heel.

• All of the title tournament matches had a 10 minute time limit so they were fought at a frenetic pace which helped to keep fan enthusiasm up. Consequently, the longest match on the card was the 15-minute draw between Saraya Knight and Miss Mina, though it didn’t feel like 15 minutes at all as the time flew by as the pair exchanged holds and counter holds with Knight looking to be more technical with the occasional brawling spot with Mina looking to use more strikes to get the advantage. The end came as Saraya fought to get a submission with an armbar as the time ticked down, while Mina struggled to get to the ropes. The women hugged afterwards to acknowledge a really entertaining contest.

• As is customary with tournaments, I have to give big praise for those wrestlers who observe the Randy Savage rule of changing outfits for each round. Consequently, two thumbs up for Violet’s change of gear for her match against Chanel, which was a tidy outing with O’Hara spending large portions of the contest trying to get a tap out with a guillotine choke but failing to do so. In the end, it was Chanel who got the duke with a really nice Widow’s Peak to advance to the final round.

• Lory’s heel work to antagonise the crowd continued against ultimate babyface Erin Angel, and she kept using her tried and tested heel tactics to ground her opponent. Angel fought back hard but it was all for naught as Lory used the tights during an Oklahoma Roll to make her way to the final two. As a contest it was a means to an end, but both women did their job well.

25 Liberty Sammi Baynz Bellatrix 11• Following the six-person tag match which saw Shax tagging with the Youth Club members, Liberty and Sammi Baynz tried to top their Bellatrix 7 match where Baynz won the European strap. I wouldn’t say that they managed it but that was a hell of a bar to try and clear. Having said that, this was still a quality outing with Sammi using hard hits, power moves and brawling outside the ring to try and get an advantage while Liberty ended up fighting fire with fire. In the end, it was the wrestling which overcame the brawling as Liberty used a variation of a Cloverleaf to get the tap out victory, balancing things at 1-1.

• Afterwards, Baynz attacked Liberty but stopped her onslaught to argue with Saraya, who sarcastically clapped towards her from the aisleway before the European titleholder was sent packing by Busty Keegan. It looks like Baynz v Knight will escalate again next year.

• We finish with the final of the tournament, which was a beautiful display of simple storytelling. During instructions, Lory attacked Chanel’s left leg and spent the entire contest working on it with punches, kicks and submission holds with the plucky babyface refusing to quit. Chanel managed to score a couple of desperation shots like a kick to Lory’s head and a sunset flip in the corner but was on the defensive for the bulk of the match. In the end, it was a Lory charge into the corner which was the German’s undoing as Chanel dodged out of the way and her shoulder collided with the ring post. Seizing the opportunity, Chanel locked on an arm bar for the submission win to score the unlikely victory.

28 Chanel Lady Lory Bellatrix 11• The locker room emptied to congratulate Chanel on her title win, and her music didn’t start until after Lory confronted the victor and conceded defeat with a hug, knowing that she had been beaten fair and square.

• Overall, Bellatrix 11 did what it needed to do – establish Chanel as a player in the promotion and also show that Lory was a real force on the heel side. Meanwhile, Sammi Baynz and Saraya Knight look set to collide in the near future, while I hope that Nixon Newell and Addy Starr get an opportunity to return as both made great first impressions. A good show to close off the year.

Fierce Females – Come and Say G’Day live results

Fierce Females Come And Say G'DayAfter a slow start to 2014, Fierce Females has really hit a confident stride, culminating with tonight’s Come and Say G’Day show in Glasgow, Scotland, headlined with Kay Lee Ray defending her Scottish Championship against Leah Von Dutch. Also on the card, Viper attempts to stop Layla Rose‘s rampage through the roster, Nikki Storm continues her fight against Hardcore Glamour in a rematch from Priscilla, Queen of the Walkabout against Sara, while Fiona Fraser and Courtney seek to settle their stalemate with a Three Stages of Hell match.

Elsewhere, Bellatrix‘s Liberty and Sammi Baynz face the Owens Twins, and Chanel makes her Fierce Females debut against Carmel Jacob.

We’ll have all the results below, courtesy of Ben Ward, Martin Alexander and Keeley – thanks to you all.

1. Viper pinned Layla Rose with the Viper Bomb.
2. Carmel Jacob beat Chanel with an elevated DDT – Sara and Kay Lee Ray attacked Chanel after the match.
3. Sammii Jayne defeated Bete Noire with the Daycutter.
4. Nikki Storm made Sara tap out to a double undertook crossface. Kay Lee Ray and Carmel Jacob had been sent to the back before the match.
5. Three Stages of Hell: Courtney defeated Fiona Fraser
Regular rules: Courtney won the first fall via DQ when Fraser used a chair.
Submissions only: Fraser won the second fall with an armbar submission
Glasgow Street Fight: Courtney won the third fall with a Dragon Sleeper tap out.
6. The Owens Twins (Leah & Kasey) beat Sammi Baynz & Liberty. Leah pinned Sammi following a kick to the face. Liberty – who was squabbling with Baynz throughout the match – didn’t seem to mind the defeat.
– Bete Noire and Debbie Sharpe had an altercation prior to the main event.
7. Fierce Females Scottish Championship: Kay Lee Ray (c) pinned Leah Von Dutch with a Gory Bomb. Carmel and Sara came out for a post-match beatdown, with Viper, Noire and Storm making the save.

In Video: Bellatrix’s premiere TV episode

9 Penelope Violet O'Hara BellatrixBellatrix made TV history last week by becoming the first all-women wrestling promotion to have its own show on British television. Broadcast on My Channel last Saturday, the premiere episode featured three matches from Bellatrix X and had a hot crowd giving the impression of a hot product. Coupled with the studio setting and long banners highlighting the big names in the promotion and it would have come across pretty favourably to new viewers.

As the channel is only available on satellite TV, there would have been people without the capability to view it but that has been thought about, as the whole programme has been uploaded online for the whole world to see.

Hosted by Zak Knight and Carl Ford, the show mentions the passing of RingbellesStew Allen and announced an annual match in his memory which was due to take place at Bellatrix 11 – though the vacation of the British Championship means the match has seemingly been postponed for now. The matches featured in this episode are Erin Angel against Lady Lory, Saraya Knight fighting Chanel and the British Title match with Violet O’Hara defending against Penelope. Have a watch, and leave your thoughts in the comments as to what you thought of the matches and the show.

British Title tournament set for Bellatrix 11, plus Champion v Champion match announced

Bellatrix outline

Life can lead you in some strange directions. Just six weeks after winning the Bellatrix British Championship at Bellatrix X, the title has been declared vacant after holder Penelope made the decision to step away from the ring for a while. Consequently, the promotion has elected to hold a tournament at Bellatrix 11 on December 13 in Norwich, England to crown a new champion, which will feature two women who have held the title as well as two women making their debuts in the promotion.

Former titleholders Erin Angel and Violet O’Hara will meet Bacardi and debutante Nixon Newell respectively in the opening round, while the other first-timer Addy Starr has a tough job against Queen of the Ring Lady Lory, who has already proved this year that she has what it takes to win a tournament. The final opening round match sees the return of Aurora Flame after close to 18 months away – she’ll face Chanel, who is looking to capitalise on her first win in the promotion when she beat Saraya Knight in September.

Speaking of Saraya, she and her opponent Miss Mina will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing their matches at Bellatrix X, though the matriarch of the promotion will likely be keeping an eye on another non-tournament match on the card, which sees the other two champions take on each other. World Champion Liberty will meet RQW European Women’s Champion Sammi Baynz, though neither title will be on the line, and the latter will likely have to watch out for a revenge attack from Saraya after kicking the hornet’s nest at the last show by costing Knight her match against Chanel, which led to the pair brawling to close out the event after Baynz beat Blue Nikita in a builders’ cage to retain her belt.

Rounding off the show is Shax and Lilli Fae facing Elsie Paige and Elise, who have elevated from the youth matches to the main card.

It was a surprise to see that Bellatrix was squeezing in another event before the end of 2014 but it should see a continuance of the Sammi/Saraya feud, and will guarantee the crowning of a new British Champion. We’ll be in attendance to bring you results as they happen.

British Title Tournament
First Round

Erin Angel v Bacardi
Violet O’Hara v Nixon Newell
Addy Starr v Lady Lory
Chanel v Aurora Flame

Non-tournament
Shax & Lilli Fae v Elsie Paige & Elise
Saraya Knight v Miss Mina
Liberty v Sammi Baynz

Bellatrix X live results – Allysin Kay makes her UK debut, plus cage match with weapons

Bellatrix XThe AK47 makes her UK debut this evening for Bellatrix X in Norwich, England. Allysin Kay‘s first match in the country will see her attempt to capture the Bellatrix World Championship from Liberty as part of trying to erase the disappointment of her loss to LuFisto over the Women Superstars Uncensored title two weeks ago.

Elsewhere on the card, Sammi Baynz defends the RQW European Championship against Blue Nikita for the third time this year. Their first contest at Bellatrix VIII ended under screwy circumstances when Baynz’ running buddy and promotion co-owner Axl Lynch interfered on her behalf, though Nikita earned another shot at the title by winning the Bellatrix Rumble the same night. That shot took place under hardcore rules at Bellatrix IX but ended in a double knockout, leading to this rematch which will take place in a builders’ cage – meaning the ringside area will also be available to them – and with weapons being legal.

Bellatrix also features Violet O’Hara defending her British Championship against Penelope – who turned heel during the summer and aligned herself with Lynch – Queen of the Ring Lady Lory taking on former British Champion Erin Angel, Miss Mina will battle Skarlett, Amy-Lee Krammer will take on the returning Shax, and Chanel will look for her first win in the promotion against matriarch Saraya Knight. You can hear interviews building up the event from both Violet O’Hara and Miss Mina by clicking on their names.

You will find all the results below – just keep hitting refresh to get them delivered to you as they happen.

– It has been announced that Busty Keegan is now a Bellatrix shareholder and will mediate between Axl Lynch and Saraya Knight if they have conflicts.
1. Erin Angel pinned Lady Lory with a top rope crossbody.
2. Amy-Lee Krammer beat Shax with a Michinoku Driver.
3. Bellatrix British Championship: Penelope defeated Violet O’Hara (c) to win the British Title.
– Penelope took the first fall in round 2 with a neckbreaker.
– O’Hara scored the second fall in round 4 with an Asai DDT.
– Penelope win the third fall and the title in round 6 with a superkick.
4. Chanel pinned Saraya Knight with a standing moonsault after Sammie Baynz hit Knight with a kendo stick behind the referee’s back. Chanel was unaware of the interference. Saraya promised retribution.
5. Bellatrix World Championship: Liberty (c) pinned Allysin Kay with a cutter.
– Axl Lynch came to the ring and demanded that emcee Zak Knight apologise for punching him in the face at Bellatrix 7 or he would not allow the youth club match to take place. Despite protestations by Saraya Knight, Zak reluctantly said sorry.
6. Karama & Leah Elise beat Holly Burage & Elsie. Elise pinned Elsie with a double powerbomb.
7. Skarlett made Miss Mina tap out to the Skarlett’s Web. Mina was distracted by Penelope during the match, and was laid out after the contest with a belt shot to the head by the new British Champion.
8. RQW European Championship – builders’ cage match: Sammi Baynz (c) pinned Blue Nikita with a top rope powerbomb through a table to retain the title. Saraya Knight came out afterwards to attack Sammi, and the pair had to be pulled apart with Knight saying this is just the beginning.

26 Sammi Baynz Blue Nikita  Bellatrix• I was collared by emcee Zak Knight while the crew erected the builders’ cage for the main event and I said that Bellatrix X was the best show that the promotion had presented this year. I still feel that is the case.

• The main event was certainly a spectacle. With a variation of the cage match allowing weapons and more room for Sammi Baynz and Blue Nikita to work, it was a fun experience – and not one which saw the competitors badly hurt. One of the cameramen almost got caught in the crush in one of the corners though, which added to the wildness of the antics. While it was a good outing and a fitting end to the feud which has been running this year, I feel that their Bellatrix VIII show in Match was the best of the bunch.

• The post-match between Baynz and Saraya Knight was the wild sort of action that we have come to expect from Saraya brawls, and will make for a dramatic scene on TV. It also sets up a promising, hard-hitting series of matches between the pair. Their impending programme kicked off in Knight’s match against Chanel where Baynz hit the veteran with a kendo stick while she was on the top rope, causing an opening for the rising star to get her first Bellatrix win with a standing moonsault. It’s unclear as to whether Chanel was aware of the interference – she may have seen it happen and capitalised on the advantage, which Saraya understood, or she had no idea what was going on. As for the match itself, Chanel could have done with a little more time on the offensive, but it was still a good outing.

16 Allysin Kay Bellatrix• Allysin Kay’s match with Liberty was probably my favourite contest of hers from 2014. She really lapped up the heat she got from the crowd for being an outsider – though anything outside Norwich can cause hostility with this local audience – and made sure to ham up the ‘pinkies up’ gimmick, exemplified by her sticking her little fingers in her ears while slumped in the corner during the British national anthem. While it was unrealistic that she would get the win she did her best to put Liberty through her paces and the pair gelled well considering it was the first time that they had wrestled.

• The fact that this was being filmed for TV meant that the show was split into three segments, so it didn’t reach a crescendo and instead had three “main events” in the form of the title matches. That’s why Miss Mina v Skarlett was so far up the card, though it was a disappointing contest. They had the story going that they were evenly matched and were aware of each other’s moves, but despite the hard hitting it felt if the pair were a bit out of step. Both have had better matches. In fact, it felt like the whole contest was there just for the finish which will lead towards a forwarding of the feud between Mina and Penelope, which kicked off in Scandinavia earlier this month.

• Similarly, Amy-Lee Krammer and Shax wasn’t much to write home about. Besides the finish – which was an utter botch coupled with an indecisive three-count by referee Michael Mann – there were no real moves to speak of. Shax – who has a dark heel gimmick going elsewhere despite being as cute as a button – throws a nice dropkick which could work well as a finisher, but there really wasn’t much to this.

• Erin Angel and Lady Lory had a really nice opener which was fitting of their abilities but the result was somewhat of a surprise considering Lory won the Queen of the Ring title on the last show. Still, that crown is going to stick around regardless of the loss and she can market herself as such.

9 Penelope Violet O'Hara Bellatrix• We round off with the Match of the Night, which is fitting considering it’s exactly what Violet O’Hara was going for. Her unsuccessful British Championship defence against Penelope was the best British rounds match that I’ve seen in the promotion and told a really great story – one that can be easily broken down round-by-round.

• The first saw Penelope stall so much that hardly any actual wrestling happened. The second saw the challenger get the first fall with a neckbreaker and then dominate the third, with her seeing out the round with O’Hara trapped in a Mexican Surfboard for around 20-30 seconds, refusing to give up. Violet’s will to survive saw her come out swinging in the fourth round and equalise with an Asai DDT. Her momentum carried over into the fifth but ended without a fall, and Penelope’s resilience came to fruition when she levelled O’Hara with a sweet superkick for the title win. Her reaction to the win elevated the prestige of the British title and Violet left to a well deserved round of applause. It was nice to see the promise which has been talked about finally displayed in Bellatrix, and Penelope has a new lease of life as the champion.

• So while there is a sense of what is happening with the British and European titles, it’s unclear as to who will be Liberty’s next challenger for the World Championship. Had Lory won I would have said she would be next in line, but we’ll have to wait and see. Overall though, there was a lot to applaud at Bellatrix X and it should make for three entertaining TV shows.

Ringbelles Roundup (9 September 2014) – Total Divas returns, social media mayhem & more

Brie Nikki Bella WWETotal Divas returned to E! on Sunday for a third season and pulled in 1.2 million viewers. That’s up by around 200,000 on the premiere of season 2 and as with previous seasons, the show is being advertised through matches and angles on WWE Raw. However, unlike in previous seasons where the matches and angles would be relatively short or minor, things are different this time around, and it’s seen the Divas division take a noticeable backwards step in the quality of both matches and storylines.

There are the throwaway matches we’re seeing – including Rosa Mendes and her “babysitter” Natalya losing to Summer Rae and Layla on Main Event last Tuesday, as well as to Paige and AJ Lee last night on Raw, which saw Rosa work the bulk of the matches, which meant that match quality was low. That latter match is something of an annoyance as the Divas Championship feud is seemingly being shuffled to one side to hype a TV show which the majority of Raw viewers don’t watch, as the Total Divas viewers don’t tend to watch wrestling either. Having said that, the Paige and AJ feud seems to be stagnant at the moment, though there is the Night of Champions match coming up – more on that coming soon – which may see more interaction with Nikki Bella – though she’s in her own storyline and it’s probably best if Paige and AJ stay a country mile away from it, as it’s responsible for some of the worst TV that WWE has produced in some time… and it’s down to Total Divas.

Full disclosure: I’ve never watched an episode of Total Divas, so I’ve never commented on the show itself, only the fallout which happens on WWE TV, which I do watch. The reviews for season one were done by Stew, and even her grew tired of it so we didn’t bother with season two – partly because the amount of crossover was minimal so it wasn’t relevant. Now though, it’s more relevant.

The season 3 influence on WWE is deeper than we would have imagined. It has been reported by Figure Four Online that the Bella Twins split is part of the show’s season long story, requested by E! in order to create a dramatic narrative for the show, and will possibly see them reconcile at the end of this current run. That means that WWE writers are being dictated to by an external influence, and we have to live with it as the story can’t be dropped as it will mess up the lineage of Total Divas. All the backstory melodrama may work for a TV show where the viewers don’t have as much reference of the history of the Bella Twins but for viewers of Raw and SmackDown, they know that there has never been a hint of dissension between Brie and Nikki since their debut six years ago, so it’s hard to accept the cheating and theft stories which we’re being fed. Lance Storm pointed out that it’s hard to know how a viewer should feel about the accusations – if they’re true, then how are we supposed to have sympathy for the babyface Brie, while if they’re lies, why are the commentators saying that these claims hold no water and can’t be substantiated?

While the promos so far have been lowlights of recent weeks, things got worse on last night’s Raw and produced a real casualty in the process.

Brie and Nikki took to the ring for another week to talk, which has been established isn’t either of their strong points – though the latter is the better of the two, possibly because she has the stronger dialogue to work with. Their set-to was mediated by Jerry Springer, who gained fame in the late 90s for his car-crash TV talk show which WWE partly used as a blueprint for its Attitude run, along with things like South Park and ECW. Springer’s relevance to pop culture is far less and it is confusing as to which audience he was brought in to attract as the 18-34 age range which was around in 1998 has largely moved on while the children that WWE aims itself Nikki Brie Bella WWEtowards these days won’t know him as that huge star of 15 years ago. While he still hosts his show, it’s lost in the shuffle and doesn’t have the cultural impact that it used to – partly because it’s accused as being as predetermined and staged as pro-wrestling.

The Bella saga brought in the immediate family like their mother and father – with their mother essentially siding with heel Nikki to urge Brie to appease her sister instead of chastising the one who’s being the arse about all of this – as well as producing their brother live on the show, with him taking Brie’s side. This all ended in another crappy roll-about brawl which saw the Bellas and Stephanie McMahon – who came out to help break the pair up – rolling and stepping all over Springer, who had to be taken from the ring on a stretcher suffering from bruised ribs and a twisted ankle. A 70 year old man ended up being injured for this interminable feud which is well on the way to being the worst feud in wrestling anywhere this year – and that includes the Samuel Shaw storyline involving him stalking Christy Hemme in TNA.

We asked you on our Facebook and Twitter about what you thought of the segment. The reactions were universally negative, with comments like “torture”, “Katie Vick level”, “one of the dumbest segments ever to air on television”, “stupid”, “a pathetic waste of time”, “Wrestlecrap induction material” and “worse than Gaddafi”.

It will have to run for at least another month as well, as the blow-off isn’t happening at Night of Champions. Unfortunately, we may have to deal with this until Hell in a Cell on October 26 – so that’s at least seven more weeks of this.

The subsequent question is: should we be okay with a show which isn’t watched by the majority of wrestling fans being allowed to overlap into WWE programming and create some truly rotten TV?

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Ringbelles tweetA funny thing happened to us at Ringbelles on Friday, and it all started off so normally.

We posted up details of the Divas Championship match announced for Night of Champions which had yet to be broadcast in the US but had been shown elsewhere in the world. We posted it when we did because WWE had posted the YouTube video of Stephanie McMahon making the announcement, so it was fair game at that point – but it exploded on Twitter when Divas Champion Paige retweeted it, leading to us getting a snapshot at what her life must be like on social media.

Within minutes, our notifications blew up with fans of the Brit favouriting and retweeting our message. Within 12 hours, it had been retweeted 171 times and favourited by 271 people. As of press time, that’s jumped to 201 retweets and 329 favourites – and that’s just for one message posted by Paige. A quick look at her Twitter account shows that similar things happen every time that she posts something. That’s a lot of bombardment by fans.

The torrent of messages include things like supportive comments, insults, pleas for her to follow back or retweet something, and it’s something that wrestlers in this social media world have to quickly learn to control. This sort of thing was not an issue five years ago when Twitter was tiny and Facebook was not such an immediate medium. Consider having to learn this as you go – it must be a daunting prospect, and means that your private life becomes even trickier. After all, in the past a wrestler could leave an arena, sign a few autographs and smile for a few photos before going back to their hotel, shutting the door and cutting themselves off from it all. However, smartphones and laptops mean that the fans are in your hotel room, your home and everywhere that you have tech for getting online. Besides, the pressure to have that connection with fans must be huge. You don’t want to ignore them but to speak to them too often means that you’re constantly replying to messages, so it must be hard to get the balance right.

Some wrestlers choose to remove themselves from the situation. Hailey Hatred vanished from the social media sphere more than a year ago while Saraya Knight took her personal page off Facebook, preferring to correspond on a business level on Twitter instead. Likewise, Serena Deeb keeps her dealings to Twitter and has scaled back the posts she makes. With more than 85,500 followers, she falls short of the attention that Paige gets with her 369,000 – but we approached her to get her thoughts on having a social media presence when being a recognised figure.

Serena Deeb“I find it amazing that we can connect through social media today with people all over the world,” she says. I personally choose to share posts and tweets that I find inspiring or that could potentially speak to someone at the right moment and do good in their world. I find the internet and media is so filled with negativity so I really aim to contribute a positive perspective.

“It’s very important to keep in mind that what we post about on social media is powerful,” continues Deeb. “Each individual has a choice on what they present to this world.”

That sentiment could apply to both wrestlers and fans. While I’m not saying that fans can’t voice their feelings on a match that they didn’t particularly like, personal pot-shots are not cool. Sure, performers in the public eye are conditioned more than most to let insults wash over them but they can’t help to make some kind of scar over time. Let’s just be excellent to each other, and cut down on the personal insults and quit begging for follows.

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WWE
Bayley Charlotte WWEDevelopmental Diva Veronica Lane (Erika Ann Hammond) left WWE on Wednesday after requesting her release. The former pageant model debuted late last year before being injured and was most recently working as a ring announcer and backstage interviewer… Charlotte beat Alexa Bliss on last week’s NXT ahead of her Women’s Championship defence against Bayley at Takeover 2 this Thursday. After the match, the challenger came out to say that she was going to take the title and advised Charlotte to take her more seriously. She again extended her hand, only to be pie-faced by Charlotte, but she rebounded with the Hugplex. Considering Charlotte has refused to shake Bayley’s hand so far, I would imagine that regardless of the outcome (though I’m calling a Bayley win) that the pair shake hands at the end as Bayley gains Charlotte’s respect… The pair worked the main event of the NXT show in Citrus Springs, FL on Saturday and reportedly received rave reviews… Charlotte held a Q&A on Twitter where she said that she says a prayer for her late brother Reid before each match, and says that she has her first t-shirt coming out soon.

TNA
Gail Kim beat Taryn Terrell on Wednesday’s Impact Wrestling to retain the Knockouts Championship. President Dixie Carter called Terrell v Kim “the best feud in women’s wrestling”. Jassicka Havok (or just Havok) made her first appearance in the promotion following weeks of hype, destroying both Gail and Taryn with Air Raid Crashes… Brittany apparently has her eyes on Samuel Shaw… The wrestlers who made it to the US portion of British Boot Camp wrestled on one of the PPV tapings Roanoake Rapids, NC on Saturday. Angelina Love managed the heels while Al Snow represented the faces. At least one woman made it through to the final six.

North America
Maria Kanellis Ring of Honor Andrea KellawayKarlee Perez (FKA Maxine in WWE) signed to wrestle for Lucha Underground. Candice LeRae has apparently turned down an offer. The show has recorded its first two episodes with Perez managing while Sexy Star and Ivelisse Velez wrestled. No spoilers, and we’ll report the results when they’re televised at the start of next month… A sixth member has been added to both Team USA and Team Canada ahead of September 21’s SMASH Wrestling CanUSA Classic. Taeler Hendrix (USA) will face Leah Von Dutch (Canada)… Heidi Lovelace, Nikki Storm, Veda Scott, Thunderkitty, Tessa Blanchard, Alexia Nicole and Angel Dust join Women’s Champion Athena as being announced for Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Girls Night Out tapings on October 4… Maria Kanellis and her fiancé Mike Bennett have created a championship belt called the Title of Love. It was debuted on Ring of Honor’s show in Toronto at the weekend… Miss Diss Lexia will make her Women Superstars Uncensored debut at Resurgence this Saturday. Her opponent will be Cherry Bomb… Maryland Championship Wrestling’s Women’s Championship tournament is underway. Amber Rodriguez defeated Kylie Pierce via forfeit after Pierce revealed that she could no compete because of having to have hand surgery, while Jessie Kaye advanced by beating Renee Michelle… Courtney Rush successfully defended the NCW Femmes Fatales International Championship against Leah Von Dutch on Saturday.

Japan
Kairi Hojo Youji KawauchiTsukushi celebrated her 17th birthday by wrestling 11 straight matches on Saturday’s Ice Ribbon show… Kairi Hojo needed stitches for a split lip after Sunday’s Stardom show where she went to a time limit draw with Kaori Yoneyama. Cheerleader Melissa was beaten by Nanae Takahashi in the main event.

Europe
Chanel told the Barbwire Blog that she received a WWE tryout at the same time that she worked as one of Adam Rose’s Rosebuds back in May… Addy Starr says she will be part of Pro Wrestling: EVE’s return in November… Penelope’s first defence of her DOA Sirens Championship will be on October 18 when she faces Addy Starr and Chanel in a 3-way. You can see a match between Penelope’s two challengers which took place in DOA by clicking here… Nixon Newell (who joined us for the best My Name Is interview to date over the weekend) will wrestle Svetlana Kalashnikova at Westside Xtreme Wrestling’s show on September 20… Pollyanna Peppers ended Rhia O’Reilly’s unbeaten PROGRESS streak when she pinned her on Sunday… Lady Lory regained the Europe Catch Tour Association Women’s Championship from Saraya Knight on Saturday… Dragon Pro Wrestling is holding a four woman tournament on October 5 to determine a new Women’s Champion. The semi-final matches are Addy Starr v Pollyanna Peppers and Rhia O’Reilly v Nixon Newell.

Mexico
Hudson Envy, LuFisto and Jordynne Grace all worked in Mexico at the weekend for Lucha Libre Femenil. We couldn’t find results for the shows but we’ll include them in next week’s Roundup if they show up.

Australia & New Zealand
A 4-way match has been announced for the IndyGurlz Australia Championship, which has been vacated by Mercedes Martinez. Saraya Knight, Madison Eagles, Evie and Demi Bennett will fight it out at New Horizons Pro Wrestling’s November 21 show.

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Results

August 31: Inspire Pro Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Barbi Hayden b Athena

September 2: WWE Main Event (Lincoln, NE) – Layla & Summer Rae b Natalya & Rosa Mendes

September 2: WWE dark match (Lincoln, NE) – Naomi b Cameron

September 3: TNA Impact Wrestling (New York, NY) – Gail Kim b Taryn Terrell

September 4: WWE NXT (Winter Park, FL) – Charlotte b Alexa Bliss

September 5: Pro Wrestling 4U (Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England) – Nixon Newell b Pollyanna Peppers

September 5: WWE House Show (Terre Haute, IN) – Paige b Natalya

September 5: WWE NXT House Show (Cocoa, FL) – Bayley b Charlotte

September 5: WWE SmackDown (Lincoln, NE) – Paige b Brie Bella

September 5: Santino Bros Wrestling (Bella Gardens, CA) – Ruby Raze b Biagio Crescenzo

September 5: Maryland Championship Wrestling (Nottingham, MD) – Amber Rodriguez b Kylie Pierce via forfeit; Jessie Kaye b Renee Michelle

September 5: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Rickey Shane Page b Candice LeRae

September 5: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Dark Angel, Estrellita & Goya Kong b La Comandante, Tiffany & Zeuxis

September 6: Hikaru Shida Produce (Osaka, Japan) – YO-HEY & Koharu Hinata b Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru & Taiyo Kamen; Tomoka Nakagawa & Hibiscus Mii b Arisa Nakajima & Rina Yamashita; Kaori Yoneyama b Mika Iida; Hikaru Shida b Kana

September 6: Sendai Girls (Sendai, Japan) – Rabbit Miyu b Alex Lee; Kyusei Sakura Hirota b Raideen Hagane; Meiko Satomura b Command Bolshoi; DASH Chisako & Kaho Kobayashi b Dump Matsumoto & ZAP via DQ; Kagetsu b Ray

September 6: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Tsukushi v Mio Shirai went to a time limit draw; Tsukushi b Shiori Akiba; Tsukushi b 235; Tsukushi b Meari Naito; Tsukushi v Neko Nitta went to a time limit draw; Tsukushi v Risa Sera went to a time limit draw; Tsukushi v Maki Narumiya went to a time limit draw; Aoi Kizuki b Tsukushi; Kurumi b Tsukushi; Tsukushi v Tsukasa Fujimoto went to a time limit draw; Tsukushi b Yuka

September 6: Tokyo Joshi Puroresu (Tokyo, Japan) – Chikage Kiba b Ai Shimizu; KANNA b Yuka Sakazaki; Miyu Yamashita & Erin b Nonoko & Syoko Nakajima

September 6: RAD:PRO Wrestling (South Shields, England) – Sammii the Dolly & Switch b Freya Frenzy & Vulture to win the EmbryoniX Mixed Tag Team Championship

Courtney Rush TabercilSeptember 6: Europe Catch Tour Association (Aire-sur-la-Lys, France) – Lady Lory b Saraya Knight to win the ECTA Women’s Championship

September 6: Anarchy in Angus (Angus, ON, Canada) – Courtney Rush b Leah Von Dutch

September 6: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Candice LeRae b Johnny Gargano

September 6: Hoosier Pro Wrestling (Columbus, OH) – Stompin Steve & Lylah Lodge b Wicked Clown & Scarecrow Fast Eddie

September 6: GOUGE (Raleigh, NC) – Kacee Carlisle b Samantha Starr

September 6: WWE NXT House Show (Citrus Springs, CA) – Bayley b Charlotte

September 6: WWE House Show (Dayton, OH) – Paige b Natalya

September 6: WWE House Show (Hampton, VA) – Brie Bella, Eva Marie & Naomi b Alicia Fox, Cameron & Nikki Bella

September 6: Battleground Pro Wrestling (La Habra, CA) – Alexis Darevko, Ali Hussein, Anton Voorhees & Sasha Darevko b Brittany Wonder, Johnny Plinko & The Riv

September 6: I Believe In Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Brittany, Maxwell Chicago & Rhett Giddins b Chico Adams, Tim Zbyszko & Blake Archer

September 7: JWP (Tokyo, Japan) – Eri Susa b Yua Hayashi; Kayoko Haruyama b Yako Fujigasaki; Eiger b Bolshoi Kid & Hanako Hanayashiki in a 3-way; Kana & Ray b KAZUKI & Raideen Hagane; Leon & Neko Nitta b Arisa Nakajima & Rabbit Miyu

September 7: World Woman Pro Wrestling Diana (Kawasaki, Japan) – Sareee b Rosa Bonita; Kyoko Inoue & Kaoru Ito b Keiko Aono & Yuiga

September 7: REINA (Saitama, Japan) – Maki Narumiya b 235; Alex Lee b Kyusei Sakura Hirota; Makoto b Haruka Kato; Syuri & Tsukushi b Kurumi & Risa Sera

September 7: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Mio Shirai & Yuu Yamagata b Mika Iida & Misaki Ohata; Tomoka Nakagawa b Melanie Cruise; Kyoko Kimura, Hikaru Shida & Cherry b Shu Shibutani, Ayako Hamada & Kyusei Sakura Hirota; Sumire Natsu, Kaho Kobayashi, Sawako Shimono & Yumi Oka b Moeka Haruhi, Rina Yamashita, Kana & Tsukasa Fujimoto

September 7: Stardom (Tokyo, Japan) – Kris Wolf b Reo Hazuki & Hatsuhinode Kamen; Kairi Hojo v Kaori Yoneyama went to a time limit draw; Kyoko Kimura b Takumi Iroha; Yoshiko b Koguma; Io Shirai b Star Fire; DASH Chisako b Mayu Iwatani; Nanae Takahashi b Cheerleader Melissa

September 7: PROGRESS Wrestling (London, England) – Pollyanna Peppers b Rhia O’Reilly

September 7: Scottish Wrestling Alliance (Glasgow, Scotland) – Viper b Sammii Jayne; Bete Noire & Nikki Storm b Courtney & Manlon

September 7: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Cleveland, OH) – Veda Scott b Candice LeRae

September 7: WWE House Show (State College, PA) – Paige b Natalya

September 7: WWE House Show (Salisbury, MD) – Brie Bella, Eva Marie & Naomi b Alicia Fox, Cameron & Nikki Bella

AJ Lee Rosa Mendes WWESeptember 7: AAA (Hidalgo, Mexico) – Eterno & Taya Valkyrie b Bengala & Faby Apache

September 7: Lucha Memes Fest (Coacalco de Berriozabal, Mexico) – Arez b Keira; La Silueta b Dark Angel and Marcela and Zeuxis in a 4-way

September 8: WWE Raw (Baltimore, MD) – Paige & AJ Lee b Natalya & Rosa Mendes

September 8: CMLL (Puebla, Mexico) – Amapola, Dalys & Zeuxis b Dark Angel, Estrellita & Lluvia

Upcoming

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 12: Squared Circle Wrestling (Rome, NY) – Cherry Bomb v Nevaeh

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: House Of Pain: Evolution (Derby, England) – Nixon Newell v Zak Northern

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; Miss Diss Lexia v Cherry Bomb

September 13: Quintessential Pro Wrestling (Las Vegas, NV) – Hudson Envy v Christina Von Eerie; Veda Scott v Serena Deeb; Candice LeRae v Laura James; Kahmora v Ivelisse Velez

September 14: Wrestling Eclipse (Oshawa, ON, Canada) – Xandra Bale v Beautiful Beaa

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: Westside Xtreme Wrestling (Wickede, Germany) – Svetlana Kalashnikova v Nixon Newell

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

Kimber Lee Xandra BaleSeptember 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; Taeler Hendrix v Leah Von Dutch

September 21: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Solo Darling v Athena

September 21: WWE Night of Champions (Nashville, TN) – Paige v AJ Lee v Nikki Bella

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: PAID Promotions (Morecambe, England) – Kay Lee Ray v Carmel Jacob

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 28: Alternative Wrestling Show (Hemet, CA) – Leah Von Dutch & Kahmora v Melissa Coates & Sage Sinn

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: American States Wrestling Alliance (Mansfield, OH) – Nevaeh v Samantha Heights

October 4: Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out 13 & 14 (Cleveland, OH)

October 5: Dragon Pro Wrestling (Newport, Wales) – Addy Starr v Pollyanna Peppers; Rhia O’Reilly v Nixon Newell

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

Penelope Chanel Addy StarrOctober 18: DOA Wrestling (March, England) – Penelope v Chanel v Addy Starr

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 21: New Horizons Pro Wrestling (Perth, Australia) – Saraya Knight v Demi Bennett v Evie v Madison Eagles

November 23: Fierce Females (Glasgow, Scotland)

March 14: Rock N’ Wrassle (Nottingham, England)

– Lee Burton
– Photos by WWE (1,2,5,9), Serena Deeb (4), Ring of Honor/Andrea Kellaway (6), Youji Kawauchi (7), Tabercil (8)
– Data collated from (but not limited to) Cagematch, joshifans.com, PuroLove, Dramatic DDT, Luchablog, Lords Of Pain, Wrestling Observer, Open The Puroresu Gate, Ringstars, PWInsider, NHB Girls, North Starz, WrestlingData

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