Total 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 towards 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?
A 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.
“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.
Elsewhere on the site, we’ve posted a Retro featuring Amazing Kong and Natalya from their days in Japan. The match took place nine years ago.
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Developmental 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.
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.
Karlee 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.
Tsukushi 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.
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.
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.
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
September 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
September 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
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
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
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
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
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
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