Kay Lee Ray defeated in the final of TNA British Boot Camp 2

Kay Lee Ray TNA British Boot Camp 2Moments ago, Kay Lee Ray fell short of winning the TNA contract on offer for the winner of British Boot Camp 2. She and fellow finalist Rampage Brown lost to Mark Andrews after strong showings from all three in tonight’s season finale.

After impressing on last week’s show to make it to the final three, Kay Lee wrestled British Boot Camp judge Gail Kim in her final test and put on a hell of a contest with near-falls, dramatic spots and allowed the redhead to showcase her aerial abilities. Unfortunately, her Gory Bomb wasn’t enough to get the win and she eventually fell to Eat Defeat, though her efforts elicited a strong response from the audience.

Following the match, the final three competitors spoke to TNA President Dixie Carter individually to allow them to express their desire to win. Kay Lee talked about living on her own at 15, finally reaching a point where wrestling is her full-time job, and stressed that she would love to continue that career in TNA. In response, Dixie said that she wasn’t sure if the 22-year old was ready to be a member of the Knockouts roster, and selected Andrews to be the winner.

In reaction, the Glasgow, Scotland native said “I’m so gutted that I haven’t got [the contract] but at the same time I’ve watched Mark this whole time and I’m so happy for him. I thought I wanted that contract but seeing him get it made me realise he wanted it that much more.”

Even though she did not win the contract, Kay Lee Ray’s profile has swelled massively as a result. She has introduced herself to swathes of wrestling fans and may have created some new ones along the way. She fully deserves to be very proud of herself.

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Taryn Terrell wins the TNA Knockouts Championship

Taryn Terrell TNATaryn Terrell has impressed in the past year and a half.

Considering she was hugely lost in the shuffle in WWE and then spent two years away from wrestling following her departure from the company, her ascent to this point in her career is pretty damn impressive. She originally showed up in TNA as a referee and then became a wrestler as part of a feud with Gail Kim, leading to two great contests – a Last Knockout Standing victory at Slammiversary in June 2013 and a defeat in a Ladder Match the following month. To make the situation even more remarkable, she bowed out for 11 months to have her first child before coming back at the Knockouts Knockdown 2014 taping back in May.

Admittedly, her third match with Kim over the summer didn’t compare to last year’s contests and her relative inexperience – after all, she’s still had fewer than 100 matches since 2008 and just 24 in TNA since her first in March last year – sometimes flares up in matches against wrestlers other than Gail but she still shows flashes of real promise and excitement. Plus, TNA has confidence in her – and that was demonstrated on last night’s episode of Impact Wrestling as she won her first Knockouts Championship in a 3-way with Kim and defending titleholder Havok.

The contest – which went close to 15 minutes – saw the two challengers gang up on their larger and more powerful opponent for large portions but the champion also got to flex her muscles, delivering another spine buster to Kim to re-injure her shoulder and hit Terrell with an Electric Chair onto the guardrail. In the end, it was Gail and Kim taking Havok out with a DDT, two crossbodys, Eat Defeat and a cutter – but Gail tried a jackknife pin on Taryn as she went Gail Kim Taryn Terrell Jessicka Havokfor a cover on Havok, though that was reversed into a sunset flip for the title-winning pinfall. Some of the match was very exciting while other bits – like Havok’s splash attempt onto her opponents – looked pretty weak.

Taryn’s win is interesting in that she pinned Kim and protected the monster heel Havok – though it’s a head-scratcher as to why she lost the title after just seven weeks on TV (or three days as the tapings were completed in a big block) following a huge push to the top of the heap. On a positive, it offers options for title defences for Terrell as she can put the belt up against Gail and also has the spectre of Havok arguably looking to regain the belt. Plus TNA has finally announced a new TV deal with Destination America so it seems that we will get more Knockouts action in the future rather than Terrell closing out the promotion as champion.

– Photos by TNA

Paige scores top spot in the PWI Female 50

Paige wweWe were wrong.

We believed it was a two horse race between AJ Lee and Paige for the top spot in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Female 50 and we went for AJ because of her long reign with the WWE Divas Championship through the judging period of the year up to September. As it turns out, she was the runner up behind her former frenemy, who has jumped 11 places from last year’s list to reach the top spot. Taking into account titles won, win-loss records, quality of opposition, technical proficiency, overall activity and momentum, the 22-year old has risen to the top of the pack with her NXT Women’s Title reign and two spells with the Divas Championship.

2012 and 2013 winners Gail Kim and Cheerleader Melissa take 3rd and 4th respectively, with LuFisto coming a very respectable 5th. Other welcome new entries to the upper echelon include Ivelisse Velez (7), Courtney Rush (8) and Charlotte (10) – and you can expect the reigning NXT Women’s champ to be even higher next year considering her development to this point.

Big jumps include Brittany, Cameron, Bayley & Mia Yim, while Madison Eagles – who was 14th last year – is a noticeable active name missing from this year’s rundown.

Here’s the full list (last year’s placing in parentheses, or NL for not listed):

Gail Kim TNA1. Paige – WWE (12)
2. AJ Lee – WWE (9)
3. Gail Kim – TNA (6)
4. Cheerleader Melissa – Independent (1)
5. LuFisto – Independent (21)
6. Angelina Love – TNA (NL)
7. Ivelisse Velez – Independent (NL)
8. Courtney Rush – Independent (23)
9. Natalya – WWE (13)
10. Charlotte – WWE (NL)
11. Madison Rayne – TNA (NL)
12. Barbi Hayden – Independent (NL)
13. Jessicka Havok – TNA (4)
1 Saraya Knight Bacardi Bellatrix14. Saraya Knight – Independent (3)
15. Brittany – TNA (45)
16. Brie Bella – WWE (22)
17. Cameron – WWE (37)
18. Kacee Carlisle – Independent (7)
19. Bayley – WWE (47)
20. Mia Yim – Independent (41)
21. Kellie Skater – Independent (15)
22. Mercedes Martinez – Independent (10)
Athena Dave Muscarella23. Athena – Independent (25)
24. Nikki Bella – WWE (32)
25. Alicia Fox – WWE (35)
26. Cherry Bomb – Independent (28)
27. Su Yung – Independent (NL)
28. Kimber Lee – Independent (NL)
29. Emma – WWE (38)
30. Nicole Matthews – Independent (26)
31. Leva Bates – Independent (40)
32. Nikki Storm – Independent (NL)
33. Candice LeRae – Independent (NL)
34. Mickie Knuckles – Independent (NL)
35. Portia Perez – Independent (29)
Gail Kim Taryn Terrell TNA36. Taryn Terrell – TNA (17)
37. Nevaeh – Independent (39)
38. Marti Belle – Independent (NL)
39. Naomi – WWE (24)
40. Velvet Sky – TNA (11)
41. Becky Lynch – WWE (NL)
42. Veda Scott – Independent (43)
43. Amber O’Neal – Independent (42)
44. Sassy Stephie – Independent (36)
45. Christina Von Eerie – Independent (30)
46. Crazy Mary Dobson – Independent (NL)
47. Jessie Kaye – Independent (NL)
48. Heidi Lovelace – Independent (NL)
49. Angie Skye – Independent (NL)
50. Kat Von Heez – Independent (NL)

So what do you think? Leave a comment below about whether you think PWI made the right choice, and discuss where your favourite placed – or if they missed the list.

– Photos by WWE (Front page, 1), TNA (2,5), Dave Muscarella (4)

Gail Kim talks British Boot Camp 2, Divas, Knockouts and more

TNA British Boot Camp 2 Gail KimDespite there possibly not being a TNA within a few months, British Boot Camp 2 kicks off this weekend in the UK with an audition process to see who makes it to the next stage where the contestants got to wrestle at London’s York Hall – a show which took place on August 16 and we’ll bring you photos and thoughts once the show is aired.

To hype the premier episode this Sunday, judge Gail Kim spoke to the V2 Wrestling Podcast on a range of subjects – some of which have been transcribed for the Wrestling Observer.

She was asked about the Knockouts main eventing Impact Wrestling – such as when Kim fought Havok a few weeks ago (though the match itself was the lowest rated segment of the show) – saying, “I think it shows that Impact Wrestling has confidence in their women, and I think that they should because we are just as passionate and we can deliver when the pressure is on. I can’t speak for the fans and I’ve only heard positive reactions in terms of us main eventing the show, but I think we have something different to offer that the other promotion doesn’t offer, and that’s a strong women’s division. I think we have all taken the ball and ran with it.”

She also commented on the WWE Divas: “To me, I don’t think they’ll ever give the girls the main event. I mean, they have in the past, but I just feel that it hasn’t happened as consistently for years with the way that women’s wrestling is portrayed there. Hey, I want to be wrong, but all I can do is really concentrate on my job and where our women’s division is going. I just want to make this a success and I want to give the fans an opportunity to see the girls on that platform, and I think it’s a great alternative.”

Personally, I feel that the main event is a great thing to yell about but it depends on the circumstances around why you are the main event. In WWE’s case, the few times that women have been in the main event spotlight have been memorable occasions which had enough backstory to them – Lita‘s matches with Stephanie McMahon in August 2000 and against Trish Stratus in December 2004 immediately spring to mind. TNA can boast some well hyped women’s show-enders – like Kim dropping the Knockouts Championship to Awesome Kong in January 2008, though Mickie James‘ win over Tara in a cage match had minimum build-up, though it’s touted as evidence that TNA has more respect for its female roster than WWE does. Likewise, the Havok v Kim main event was not a ratings success, which would discourage a promoter from doing the same in the future.

Dixie Carter TNADixie Carter’s table bump from the summer was also discussed: “I was so excited. Because, you know, if you wrestle this long, you’ve seen it all – not that you’ve seen it all – but it’s hard to maybe get surprised by something. And that was the first thing in a long time where I was saying, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening.’ I think the fans were excited, I think we were all excited. I thought it was a great thing that happened.”

Again, it was a big moment which was hyped for a long time – but the fact that wrestlers are alright with a 49 year old woman taking such a dangerous move and legitimately injuring herself is a little unsettling. Perhaps Kim is towing the company line, who knows.

As well as the other topics, British Boot Camp 2 was also brought up: “We were there in terms of the first process. The first round is ‘show your personality’ – we kind of get to know each contestant and see what they’ve got. If you can entertain us and show us something, whether it’s presence or charisma, then you can move on to the next round and show us what you have in the ring. Sometimes we would ask them to show us a little bit of physicality in the ring. Certain people are known for their wrestling, so we wanted them to show us a little bit of their strengths. I think we picked the right ones; everybody can see on October 19th when the show premieres. I’ve been told that we picked the right ones, so we’ll just let the viewers decide.”

We’ll see what happens but it will be interesting to see what happens during the audition process. The editing will have a big influence on how wrestlers are portrayed but I expect some to be given a tough time to make the opening shows more entertaining. We’ll discuss it more after it airs.

Havok wins the TNA Knockouts Championship

Havok TNALast night’s episode of Impact Wrestling saw Havok ascend to the top of the Knockouts division as she defeated Gail Kim to win her first TNA Knockouts Championship.

The pair had two segments during the show. The match was originally scheduled for the middle of the broadcast by Kim was blindsided by Havok in the aisleway and the pair fought around the ringside area with the challenger getting the bulk of the offence, but the titleholder managed to get in the odd flurry before being caught in a dive from the apron and suffered an injured shoulder from a hammerlock spine buster on the floor. Gail sold the injury for a long time and did a great job of it, but it was never really explained why the challenger would try to injure the champion when she had a title match to try and win the belt.

It’s a moot point though as Kim came out close to the end of the show with a taped-up shoulder and said that she was still willing to put the belt on the line. This brought out Havok and the pair picked up where they left off. However, while Gail fought valiantly and sold her shoulder like the experienced veteran that she is, she was eventually put down by Havok courtesy of another hammerlock spinebuster and a chokeslam for the title-winning pinfall.

The title win marks the zenith of Havok’s career up to this point and sees her reach the top of the Knockouts ladder less than a month after her debut in the promotion. The next task is to establish her as a legitimate force and not a flash in the pan benefiting from a superpush. It would also help for viewers to understand more about the Havok character if she was given some promo time, because at the moment it is still questionable as to what her intentions and motivations are. It’s similar to Paige‘s situation when she won the WWE Divas Championship earlier this year out of the blue, and we saw how it was difficult to know who she was and her mindset.

– Photos by Jessicka Havok (front page), TNA (1)

2014 PWI Female 50 is right around the corner

Cheerleader Melissa PWI Female 50Pro Wrestling Illustrated released its PWI 500 yesterday, with Daniel Bryan being given the top spot. What follows next month is the revealing of the number one position in the PWI Female 50, which means speculation can kick off as to who will get the honour of being named the best in the world.

Since its inception in 2008 Amazing Kong, Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Madison Eagles, Gail Kim and Cheerleader Melissa have been number one, and Kim and Melissa may be in the running for becoming the first two-time winner. Kim has enjoyed two TNA Knockouts Championship runs during the selection period between the start of September 2013 and the end of August this year – she won the title at Bound For Glory last October before losing it this January, and took the belt again in July – while Melissa is 18 months into her second reign as SHIMMER Champion, having turned back the challenges of the likes of LuFisto, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Mia Yim and Yumi Ohka.

So who else could be in the frame? From a indie perspective, the pickings are somewhat slim. Ivelisse Velez should rank pretty highly considering she won the SHINE Championship at the start of the year and has turned back every challenger for that belt. LuFisto has gone unbeaten this year in Women Superstars Uncensored and won the promotion’s top title in May, though her defeats at the hands of Melissa over the SHIMMER Title will likely count against her in what is a kayfabed list based on significant victories and defeats. Jessicka Havok may also feature in the top 10 due to her WSU Title reign, though a series of inconclusive endings at SHINE over the assessment period may pull her down the list.

Aside from Kim, the only other TNA contenders would be Madison Rayne as she held the Knockouts Championship for three months in the early portion of this year and Angelina Love who held the belt for a similar amount of time, but has not done much of note elsewhere.

Paige AJ Lee WWEThere may be two real contenders in WWE though. Paige has held the Divas Championship on two occasions, closed out the assessment period as the titleholder and also relinquished the NXT Women’s Title without ever being beaten for it, in addition to going on a huge win streak on TV and at house shows in order to build up her credibility after her main roster debut. However, the favourite has to be AJ Lee, who turned back every challenge put in front of her, culminating in her defeating 13 opponents in one stroke at WrestleMania XXX in April. After dropping the belt and going on hiatus, she regained the title on her first match back, which means that her win-loss record in title matches since last September is pretty damn sparkling – though the doubt may be thrown in as she lost a lot while on the road during her mammoth run as Divas Champion.

So that’s our feelings as to who will win the PWI Female 50, which will be announced next month – but do you agree with our thought process, or is there somebody else who you feel is in the running? Let us know in the comments, and we will report the winner and the full list when they become available.

Ringbelles Roundup (16 September 2014) – WSU alleged disloyalty, latest Diva goings-on and more

Drew-CordeiroWomen Superstars Uncensored is the top story of this week’s Roundup, but not because of what was a particularly underwhelming show on Saturday, with the most newsworthy items of Resurgence being the demise of Pegaboo – who was torn apart by DJ Hyde as a symbolic killing off of the character – The Juicy Product holding on the Tag Team Championship as part of their quest to show that equality in wrestling goes both ways, and Jessicka Havok being pulled from the show by TNA. Rather, the most pertinent talking point occurred the following morning on a wrestling forum.

It’s common knowledge that Hyde and Combat Zone Wrestling are now the sole owners of WSU. CZW took a part-ownership last October as part of a deal with then-owner Drew Cordeiro, following an agreement for WSU to hold event in the afternoon ahead of CZW shows at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ along with holding the secret shows at CZW’s training facility. This led to a complete transfer of power in May of this year, with Cordeiro walking away after close to two years in charge of the company following its purchase from Sean McCaffrey.

At the time of his departure, Cordeiro encouraged fans to carry on supporting the product, and said that he was proud of the developments made during his time in charge, which included an improvement in in-ring talent, better matches and better production values. Attendance numbers steadily increased – though not by a huge amount – and the promotion as a whole looked much more professional. However, Cordeiro revealed in a post at the ZandigFans website that he was swimming upstream when it came to getting members of the roster to fall in line with his plans.

Drew Cordiero quote

Bear in mind that the statement seen in the screengrab above is only one side of the story and it is unlikely that the wrestlers being accused of disloyalty are hardly going to reveal themselves in order to offer a differing opinion, but it’s an interesting accusation. There are no details on who was being disruptive or what storylines had to be altered as a result but there are some names who where known for being supportive of McCaffrey such as Alicia and Brittney Savage, who both publicly slated Cordeiro’s running of WSU in February 2013, while Leva Bates also intimated in a tweet around the same time that a number of names were upset. More recently, Jessicka Havok was banned from the promotion and stripped of the World Title when she elected to choose a booking for TNA rather than defend the belt against LuFisto as had been previously advertised, though she was brought back into the promotion following the transfer to CZW.

The accusation also makes out that some wrestlers were in it for the money rather than having a desire to expand WSU’s drawing power. It’s strange – the product was not as polished or well-received under McCaffrey’s ownership but had the loyalty of the roster, though that loyalty dissolved when Cordeiro took the helm and improved the all-over appearance of the business. It will be interesting to see what happens with Hyde running show. Will he have the support of the roster? We’ll see.

6 LuFisto Allysin Kay WSUSpeaking of the roster, the quality of the wrestlers is better overall than in the McCaffrey days but there is little going on as far as storylines and character development goes. Resurgence featured six matches where only one had a real story behind it – which turned out to be the best of the lot – though there were some good performances from the likes of Jenny Rose, Marti Belle, Niya Barela, Athena, Hania, Allysin Kay and LuFisto. However, what draw is there for potential paying customers without a real reason for them to be having these matches? There is a regular group of wrestlers, so it should no be difficult to do some episodic booking for them in order to create attractive storylines and build up new challengers for LuFisto to defend the World Championship against – though it seems that Sassy Stephie is next in line because of her association with Hyde. Like Kay, her win-loss record is not the best, and that creates a belief among fans that she is unlikely to win the title – or that if she does, she isn’t that deserving based on her past results, though this can be explained away as being in a privileged position with Hyde getting her the perks rather than a sparking run of victories. With virtually every promotion boasting a women’s division or all-female roster holding a show between now and the end of November, it’s going to take a lot to separate yourself from the pack, especially if the fans you are talking to have a finite amount of money. WSU needed to do what it can to make itself a priority.

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We’ve posted three videos this week: footage of Shazza McKenzie’s first PWWA Championship defence against Jessie McKay, and two retros – one of Nikki Storm against Carmel Jacob from 2009 and bundle of contests from the 1950s which took place in Chicago, IL.

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WWE
Summer Rae worked both Superstars and SmackDown last week. She was beaten by Naomi in a Total Divas showcase on Thursday’s broadcast and was defeated on Friday’s show by Paige, who took the opportunity to antagonise her frenemy AJ Lee by using AJ’s Black Widow submission hold. Lee, who was offering commentary on the match then took to the ring to retaliate by taking out Summer’s Slayer teammate Layla with the Paige Turner before skipping off while Paige tried to yell at her. Paige’s SmackDown character work was great – her promo before the match which involved AJ and Nikki Bella was wonderfully condescending. The amalgamation of the two feuds continued on Raw last night when Paige and Nikki defeated AJ and Brie, with Paige getting the Brie Nikki Bella WWEpin on Brie with the RamPaige, before Nikki assaulted her sister with the Rack Attack. Paige skipped inside the ring, while AJ did the same outside… Elsewhere on Raw, Naomi beat Cameron in a stinker where neither woman shone. Cameron told the referee to count Naomi down despite the fact that she was trying to pin her former partner while she was on her face – something that Matt “Evan Bourne” Sydal said that Taryn Terrell did while in training. In the end, Cameron actually tapped out before Naomi’s submission hold was properly applied… Charlotte defeated Bayley to retain her NXT Women’s Championship at Takeover 2 on Thursday. Sasha Banks came out afterwards to attack Bayley but Charlotte made the save. The trio then had a verbal set-to on the post-show. Charlotte’s development is utterly amazing.

TNA
The Impact Wrestling episode where Dixie Carter was driven through a table by Bully Ray received one complaint to the UK industry regulator OFCOM last month on the grounds of gender discrimination. The complaint wasn’t followed up… The Beautiful People dissention continued on last week’s Impact when Velvet Sky was revealed as the covergirl of the 2015 Knockouts Calendar, much to the chagrin of Angelina Love. Havok came out afterwards, and Gail Kim went after her, but was sent into the guardrail for her troubles. Sky and Love then pushed Brittany into harm’s way and she ate a chokeslam before Havok left with Kim’s Knockouts title belt. Gail and Havok fought again backstage later in the show.

North America
Seleziya Sparx is consulting with legal experts after being reportedly banned from the United States for five years after being stopped twice at the Canada/US border on Friday and Saturday… Heidi Lovelace retained the AAW Heritage Championship on Friday, beating Davey Vega… D’Arcy Dixon was stripped of her number one contender status for the RESISTANCE Pro Women’s Championship because of her attack on titleholder Mickie Knuckles at the promotion’s show last month. Instead, Angel Dust got the title shot but was beaten by Knuckles… Raze won the 4th Razeannual Luna Vachon Memorial Lunacy Cup at Friday’s Vendetta Pro Wrestling show by beating Laura Palmer, Kikyo Nakamura, Sage Sin Supreme and Andrea The Giant in a gauntlet match… Nicole Matthews is still the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling Champion after former titleholder Bishop was disqualified in their rematch on Friday. Kaitlin Diemond made her debut in the promotion, and was beaten by Jaida… Christina Von Eerie won Quintessential Pro Wrestling’s women’s tournament, which was held on Saturday. Weirdly, he beat Joey Ryan in the final, as Von Eerie was to win the tournament on a bye after Veda Scott and Candice LeRae went to a double count out in the semi finals. Ryan stepped in to make sure Von Eerie didn’t have an easy ride to the tournament victory… Angelus Layne made her return to action at Dreamwave’s Good as Gold show on Saturday, close to four months after breaking both wrists on during a dive at an IWA Mid-South show. She was part of the main event rumble match… SHIMMER has revealed that its joshi contingent for the upcoming DVD tapings next month will all be debuts, except for Tomoka Nakagawa and Kana… You have probably noticed but it’s now been confirmed: Mercedes Martinez is taking a leave of absence from the ring after close to 13 years of performing. The 33-year old lost the NCW Femmes Fatales International Title last month, which was her last match for now… Allysin Kay, Jasmin, Mia Yim, Jenny Rose and Annie Social have been added to the Absolute Intense Wrestling Girls Night Out tapings next month. Chasity Taylor will make her debut, and Mary Elizabeth Monroe will make her first appearance at a GNO since the original show in May 2009… Heidi Lovelace v Angie Skye has been added to SMASH Wrestling’s CanUSA Classic this Sunday… Courtney Rush will defend the NCW Femmes Fatales International Championship against ongoing rival Cheerleader Melissa at Femmes Fatales XVI on October 25. The pair have been feuding for more than a year and neither holds a victory over the other. They have fought to no-contests and also drew an Iron Woman Match. Rush won the title by making Mercedes Martinez tap out so the feud between she and Melissa can continue. A win over the reigning SHIMMER Champion – though she could have lost the belt by the time this match rolls around because the SHIMMER tapings are the previous week – would be a huge boost in Courtney’s credibility as International Champion and as a main-event talent.

Japan
Mio Shirai ran a show on Thursday featuring talent from the four promotions to which she in contracted – UNION, Ice Ribbon, Pro Wrestling WAVE and OZ Academy. The main event was a six-woman Dangerous Weapons & Barbed Wire Board Death Match… Makoto and Maki Narumiya will head to Mexico next month to wrestle for CMLL… Arisa Nakajima racked up her fourth successful title defence of the JWP Openweight Championship yesterday, beating Leon.

Europe
Following her heel turn on a previous House of Pain: Evolution show, Nixon Newell picked up a count-out victory over Zak Northern on Saturday. It was easier than she imagined as Nothern left the ring, refusing to fight her… Sammi Baynz won the vacant Herts and Essex Wrestling Women’s Championship on Saturday by beating Bacardi.

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Results

September 5: Lucha Libre Femenil (Monterrey, Mexico) – Sadica b Tsunami & Guerrera Negra in a 3-way; LuFisto v Hudson Envy went to a no-contest; Jordynne Grace b Angelica; Lady Flammer b Lady Jaguar & Justiciera in a 3-way; Alicia b Princess Maya

September 9: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – La Comandante, Tiffany & Zeuxis b La Vaquerita, Marcela & Princesa Sugheit

September 10: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Misaki Ohata b Shiori Akiba & Miyako Matsumoto in a 3-way; Tsukasa Fujimoto b Meari Naito & Cherry in a 3-way; Risa Sera v Rabbit Miyu went to a time limit draw; Neko Nitta b Mio Shirai & Maki Narumiya in a 3-way

September 10: Combat Zone Wrestling (Blackwood, NJ) – Irritating Igor b Brittany Blake

September 11: Mio Shirai Produce (Tokyo, Japan) – Mio Shirai b Misaki Ohata & Tsukasa Fujimoto in a 3-way; Neko Nitta b Mika Iida; Hamuko Hoshi & Hiroshi Fukuda b Yumi Ohka & Masayuki Mitomi; Dynamite Kansai & Aja Kong b Shuji Ishikawa & SAGAT; Mayumi Ozaki, Shu Shibutani & Yuko Miyamoto b Mio Shirai, Maki Narumiya & Isami Kodaka

September 11: WWE Superstars (Baltimore, MD) – Naomi b Summer Rae

September 11: WWE NXT Takeover 2 (Winter Park, FL) – Charlotte b Bayley

September 12: Target Wrestling (Carlisle, England) – Kay Lee Ray b Kasey Owens

September 12: House Of Pain: Evolution (Mansfield, England) – Jim & Lee Hunter b Chris Brookes & Nixon Newell

September 12: AAW (Berwyn, IL) – Heidi Lovelace b Davey Vega

September 12: WWE SmackDown (Baltimore, MD) – Paige b Summer Rae

September 12: WWE House Show (White Plains, NY) – Paige b Natalya

September 12: Vendetta Pro Wrestling (Santa Maria, CA) – Raze b Laura Palmer, Kikyo Nakamura, Sage Sin Supreme & Andrea The Giant in a gauntlet match

September 12: RESISTANCE Pro (Chicago, IL) – Crazy Mary Dobson & Thunderkity b Camron Star & Lucy Mendez; Mickie Knuckles b Angel Dust

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

September 13: House Of Pain: Evolution (Derby, England) – Nixon Newell b Zak Northern via count out

September 13: Target Wrestling (Newcastle, England) – Saraya Knight b Kasey Owens

Vanessa Kraven Courtney Rush TabercilSeptember 13: Herts and Essex Wrestling (Braintree, England) – Sammi Baynz b Bacardi to win the HEW Women’s Championship

September 13: SMASH Wrestling (Oshawa, ON, Canada) – Vanessa Kraven b Courtney Rush

September 13: Proving Ground Pro (Lincoln, IL) – Lucy Mendez & Randy Ray b Nina Monet and Bull Bronson

September 13: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ) – Jenny Rose b Marti Belle; Cherry Bomb b Miss Diss Lexia; Nevaeh & Brittany Blake b Niya Barela & Jessie Kaye; Sassy Stephie b Solo Darling; Athena b Hania; JT Dunn & David Starr b Annie Social & Kimber Lee; LuFisto b Allysin Kay

September 13: Combat Zone Wrestling (Voorhees, NJ) – DJ Hyde b Kimber Lee via DQ

September 13: SoCal Pro (Oceanside, CA) – Kitana Vera b Bruce Gwarstein

September 13: Premier Wrestling Xperience (Thomasville, NC) – Tessa Blanchard b Ronni Nicole

September 13: Quintessential Pro Wrestling (Las Vegas, NV) – Christina Von Eerie b Kahmora; Heidi Lovelace b Ivelisse Velez; Candice LeRae b Laura James; Veda Scott b Hudson Envy; Christina Von Eerie b Heidi Lovelace; Veda Scott v Candice LeRae went to a double count out; Christina Von Eerie b Joey Ryan

September 13: Underground Empire Wrestling (Sun Valley, CA) – NY Knockout Nikki v Sage Sin went to a no-contest

September 13: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Nicole Matthews b Bishop via DQ; Jaida b Kaitlin Diemond

September 13: WWE House Show (Springfield, MA) – Paige b Natalya

September 13: WWE House Show (Jackson, MS) – Brie Bella, Eva Marie & Naomi b Alicia Fox, Cameron & Nikki Bella

September 13: WWE NXT House Show (Starke, FL) – Alexa Bliss & Becky Lynch b Kendall Skye & Sasha Banks; Bayley b Charlotte

September 14: No Limit Wrestling (Naas, Ireland) – Kazza G b Katey Harvey

September 14: Apex Pro Wrestling (Ventura, CA) – Sunami & Terra Calaway b Buddy Royal & Sage Sin; Savannah Riley b Shelly Martinez

September 14: WWE House Show (Boston, MA) – Paige b Natalya

September 14: WWE House Show (Monroe, LA) – Brie Bella, Eva Marie & Naomi b Nikki Bella, Cameron & Alicia Fox

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

September 14: AAA (Cancun, Mexico) – Dinastía, Jennifer Blake & Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psycho Clown & Taya Valkyrie

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

Cameron Naomi WWESeptember 15: Ice Ribbon (Yokohama, Japan) – Kyuri b Shiori Akiba; Kurumi & Mochi Miyagi b Akane Fujita & Aoi Ishibashi; Makoto Oishi & Neko Nitta b Cherry & Meari Naito; Aoi Kizuki & Hamuko Hoshi b Tsukasa Fujimoto & Yuuka; Mayumi Ozaki b Miyako Matsumoto; Maki Narumiya & Risa Sera b Rabbit Miu & Tsukushi

September 15: JWP (Tokyo, Japan) – Tsukushi b Yako Fujigasaki; Eri Susa & Kayoko Haruyama b KAZUKI & Rydeen Hagane; Hanako Nakamori b Yuki Shizuku; Command Bolshoi & Tomoka Nakagawa b Rabbit Miu & Yume Hayashi; Arisa Nakajima b Leon

September 15: WWE Raw (LaFayette, LA) – Paige & Nikki Bella b AJ Lee & Brie Bella; Naomi b Cameron

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September 19: Southside Wrestling (Sheffield, England) – Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae v Kay Lee Ray & El Ligero; Morgan Webster, Tyler Bate & Dan Moloney v Nixon Newell, Jonathan Gresham & Chris Brookes

September 20: Newcastle Pro Wrestling (Charlestown, Australia) – Madison Eagles & Mick Moretti v Ryan Eagles & Robbie Eagles

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

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; Taeler Hendrix v Leah Von Dutch; Heidi Lovelace v Angie Skye; Veda Scott vs Jewells Malone

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

Paige AJ Lee Nikki Bella Night of Champions WWESeptember 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: Scottish Wrestling Alliance (Glasgow, Scotland) – Nikki Storm v Bete Noire

September 27: Ronin Pro Wrestling (Miami, FL) – Leva Bates v Dynamite Didi

September 27: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Raze v Melissa Coates

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

Leah Owens Audrey Bride Hikaru ShidaOctober 4: Revolution Championship Wrestling (Barcelona, Spain) – Audrey Bride v Leah Owens v Hikaru Shida

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

October 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; Kimber Lee v La Rosa Negra

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: NWA Branded Outlaw Wrestling (San Antonio, TX) – Kat Green & Danny Ramons v Athena & Mathew Palmer

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 8: Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, NJ)

November 16: Tidal Wrestling (Newcastle, England) – Kay Lee Ray v Shax

November 16: British Empire Wrestling (London, England) – Dragonita v Dean Michael

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
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