Volcano Girls’ 10 year anniversary

volcano girlsIWA Mid-South is working on cultivating a new women’s division involving the likes of Angelus Layne, Heidi Lovelace, Jordynne Grace, Mickie Knuckles, Thunderkitty, Randi West and more, though today is the tenth anniversary of what was arguably the peak of the promotion’s original stab at it.

Emanating from Hammond, IN on May 30, 2004, Volcano Girls featured a tournament to crown the first ever NWA Midwest/IWA Mid-South Women’s Champion and was won by Lacey. It was also the blueprint for SHIMMER: Women Athletes which kicked off last year when the booker of the women’s division Dave Prazak and IWA Mid-South promoter Ian Rotten had a falling out. At this point though, their relationship was pretty healthy and culminated in this celebrated show.

Prazak wrote a post about it on the SHIMMER Forum – here are a few excerpts: Continue reading “Volcano Girls’ 10 year anniversary”

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Volcano Girls' 10 year anniversary

volcano girlsIWA Mid-South is working on cultivating a new women’s division involving the likes of Angelus Layne, Heidi Lovelace, Jordynne Grace, Mickie Knuckles, Thunderkitty, Randi West and more, though today is the tenth anniversary of what was arguably the peak of the promotion’s original stab at it.

Emanating from Hammond, IN on May 30, 2004, Volcano Girls featured a tournament to crown the first ever NWA Midwest/IWA Mid-South Women’s Champion and was won by Lacey. It was also the blueprint for SHIMMER: Women Athletes which kicked off last year when the booker of the women’s division Dave Prazak and IWA Mid-South promoter Ian Rotten had a falling out. At this point though, their relationship was pretty healthy and culminated in this celebrated show.

Prazak wrote a post about it on the SHIMMER Forum – here are a few excerpts: Continue reading “Volcano Girls' 10 year anniversary”

Ringbelles Roundup (13 May 2014) – Alicia Fox impresses, Total Divas depresses, LuFisto & Mickie Knuckles win big at WSU

Alicia Fox WWEI’ve said on a couple of occasions that Alicia Fox is not considered a threat within WWE’s Divas division. She has been jobbed out for ages, flipped from babyface to heel and back again depending on what role needs filling that particular week, used as cannon fodder for other people and has been pushed to one side for a long time – especially over the last year because of the Total Divas stuff, though we’ll get to that later. More recently, she has been someone used as a fall guy (girl?) to enhance Divas Champion Paige and give her some credibility. Since Paige’s main roster debut on April 7, Fox has lost four matches to the Briton, including yesterday’s defeat on Raw. And yet, despite these defeats, she’s in her strongest position in many a moon.

Jim Ross posted as such in his blog, saying “Really loved Alicia Fox’ performance on RAW as her post match antics were eye opening and showed just how marketable the lovely young woman can be if she is cast properly and she raises her game as she did tonight. Minutes Maximized.”

Despite Paige getting the win, the whole segment was The Alicia Fox Show. She delivered a promo beforehand where she told the 21-year old that she was resented in the Divas’ locker room, dominated the match and fell to Paige’s only move of the contest, the Paige Turner. After the match she threw a tantrum, tearing the announcers’ table apart, manhandling the timekeeper and stealing John Bradshaw Layfield’s hat. She owned the camera, worked the crowd and generated a reaction. Continue reading “Ringbelles Roundup (13 May 2014) – Alicia Fox impresses, Total Divas depresses, LuFisto & Mickie Knuckles win big at WSU”

SHINE 17 live results: Tag Team Title tournament; Ivelisse Velez defends SHINE Title against Mercedes Martinez

SHINE 17 posterAfter crowning a singles champion at SHINE 11 last June, SHINE adds another title to the promotion by establishing Tag Team Champions. Eight teams are vying for the gold – some established, some new, some who are relatively fresh-faced and some who have years of ring time. We have taken a look at the more viable contenders, though it is really anybody’s guess as to who will walk out of SHINE 17 with the championship.

Elsewhere, new SHINE Champion Ivelisse Velez puts her belt on the line against Mercedes Martinez, though the titleholder is likely to have an eye on the other non-tournament match on the card where the woman who replaced her in ValkyrieSerena Deeb – takes on Angelina Love.

You can order the event by clicking here, but you can also keep up with all the results after the jump – and we’ll also offer our thoughts on the event too… Continue reading “SHINE 17 live results: Tag Team Title tournament; Ivelisse Velez defends SHINE Title against Mercedes Martinez”

Bunch of Fives – 1st SHINE Tag Team Champions?

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We now have the eight teams announced for the tournament at SHINE 17 on February 28 to crown the first SHINE Tag Team Champions. They are Made In Sin (Allysin Kay & Taylor Made), the SNS Express (Sassy Stephie & Jessie Belle Smothers), the West Coast Connection (Su Yung & Tracy Taylor), Leva Bates & Mia Yim, Brandi Wine & Malia Hosaka, The Buddy System (Solo Darling & Heidi Lovelace), the Kimber Bombs (Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb) and MsEerie (Christina Von Eerie & MsChif). Most of the tandems certainly have viable chances of winning, but I reckon that there are five that have a greater chance of prevailing… Continue reading “Bunch of Fives – 1st SHINE Tag Team Champions?”

Ringbelles Roundup (17 December 2013) – AJ Lee issues, Natalya's resurgence, Rain: the ultimate worker

AJ Lee WWEAJ Lee got into a bit of trouble at last Wednesday’s Tribute to the Troops show. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer says she gave NBC presenter Michelle Beadle an obscenity-laced tongue-lashing in public for talking to her boyfriend, CM Punk. Beadle referred to it in a tweet, saying “Lost another friend to CGFN… crazy girlfriend neutering. It’s real people. Check your buddies. Affects everyone.” She later claimed that she thought AJ was joking, so didn’t react to it at the time, but then believed it wasn’t after a while.

Another account says that AJ was working because she was told to do so by an agent for a segment on the WWE App, and then everyone acted surprised when she did it, as if it was some sort of double cross on her, while another says AJ wasn’t yelling, and was standing up for Punk after Beadle allegedly said something that rubbed him the wrong way (even though he would likely say something himself if that was the case, so the whole scenario seems implausible – and a skit for the app would allude to Punk and AJ being an item, which is something that has never been brought up or acknowledged anywhere in WWE, so that lacks credibility too). The story has since been disregarded as being bogus. Continue reading “Ringbelles Roundup (17 December 2013) – AJ Lee issues, Natalya's resurgence, Rain: the ultimate worker”

SHIMMER Volumes 60-61 Live Results

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The second day of tapings for SHIMMER Women Athletes is underway, with a big SHIMMER Championship match announced, as well as a return match which could feature some very brutal consequences.

Headlining Volume 60 will be Cheerleader Melissa defending the SHIMMER Title against LuFisto, after the Super Hardcore Anime came to the aid of Leva Bates and Allison Danger on Volume 58, as well as Hiroyo Matsumoto on Volume 59 (you can see all the results here). It should be an emotionally charged contest between the increasingly-viscious Melissa (who is riding high after also coming top of the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Female 50 yesterday) and the never-say-die challenger.

Also announced yesterday is a rematch from Volume 59, where Nicole Matthews and Hikaru Shida will face off in a contest where Shida’s kendo stick will be legal. The bamboo weapon was instrumental in Matthews’ win yesterday, using it out of the sight of the referee – but today, it’s in play, and both women could be battered and bruised by the end.

Elsewhere, the Global Green Gangsters put the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship on the line against Sassy Stephie & Nevaeh, Matsumoto takes on kleptomaniac Portia Perez, Heidi Lovelace wrestles Nikki Storm, Santana Garrett faces Mercedes Martinez, and Allysin Kay battles Kana.

We’ve got all the results and goings on from the Berwyn Eagles Club in suburban Chicago, IL courtesy of Reid Allen. Click the jump for results. Continue reading “SHIMMER Volumes 60-61 Live Results”