The title change that occurred at Sunday’s show that seen Toni Storm be crowned as the new World of STARDOM Champion was reportedly not planned and was done in the spur-of-the-moment. The circumstances that led to the hasteful decision overshadowed a big moment for the New Zealand-born competitor, in that she should have been celebrating the momentous occasion, but instead was visibly disappointed in being handed the title without a proper fight for it. Mayu Iwatani walked into her third title defense one belt short on Sunday, as she dropped the promotion’s secondary championship to Yoko Bito the day before in Osaka. Regardless of what’s being reported, Iwatani losing to Bito two months after she retained the world title against her in Tokyo is a bit underwhelming in that the promotion has been throwing Bito into title matches since her comeback from retirement, but nothing has really stuck until now.
The matchup kicked off with the two competitors shaking each other’s hand in a sign of respect. By the two-minute and twenty-second mark, referee Diachi Maruyama called for the match to be stopped after Iwatani landed badly after attempting to dropkick Storm. Iwatani reportedly rolled out of the ring after missing the move and appeared to be hurt. However, no one knew what had transpired or the severity of her condition if she was truly indeed injured. Storm stood in the ring and watched as the referee signaled for the matchup to be stopped – she was then awarded the World Championship mere seconds after it was clear that Iwatani needed medical attention. Iwatani was eventually stretchered out of the Nagoya International Conference Center in Aichi and driven to the nearest hospital via ambulance where officials waited on hand for news on her condition.
The now-former champion had dislocated her elbow during the awkward landing as determined by doctors and is going to be sitting out a couple of shows while Storm goes forward defending the belt and Yoko doing the same in the meantime. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a dislocated elbow requires a minimum of two-to-three weeks to properly heal, unless the dislocation is severe, the recuperation process could be even longer. While the fallen champion was being carted out, the promotion was busy reigning in a new era with a woman that’s high in-demand right now on the indies fastening the buttons of their premier title around her waist.
Handing Storm the championship milliseconds after the unforeseen injury is probably the best decision the Japanese promotion could have made at the time. Toni Storm is the first competitor to have won the annual Cinderella tournament and the 5*STAR Grand Prix within the same calendar year and by doing so, she guaranteed herself not one, but two shots at the World of STARDOM Title. Her bookings have been running on caffeine over the past two years. She’s a focal point in the European wrestling scene as a current champion for PROGRESS, whose popularity has soared in the last couple of years due to their content being readily available for online access. She’s one of the more visible performers of today and is highly requested to be everywhere but because her bookings keep her shuffling back and forth between two continents, getting an actual run on the North American circuit or elsewhere might not be a necessity right now.
No one could blame Rossy Ogawa and company for wanting to hitch their wagon to be apart of Storm’s long list of accolades and profit from her visibility in a time where news travels faster through wireless components and ethernet cords than a monthly subscription to a magazine or a weekly episodic television program. Especially since Toni has experienced a great deal of success under STARDOM’s watch and banner. She defeated Yoko Bito in the finals of the 5*STAR Grand Prix back on September 18th and staked her claim for Mayu Iwatani’s championship. She’s actually the first foreign competitor to win the round-robin tournament, as previous winners have been in-house, Japanese performers. That same day, Iwatani lost to Kagetsu in another vicious spectacle by the leader of Oedo Tai in the final matchup of the Red Stars Block. Storm had won the Blue Stars Block after finishing with a whopping eleven points to beat out Io Shirai. Shirai had accumulated ten points over tournament’s run with four victories and two matches ending in a draw, handing her one point each. Her matchup against HZK ended in another draw via match’s time limit expiring; Storm had acquired the eleven points in the match before, as she defeated Kay Lee Ray with a Strong Zero from the middle rope.
Storm would need three-consecutive Strong Zeros to finish off last year’s winner, Yoko Bito in the finals and was again repositioned in front of the red belt and its champion after facing off as finalists in the Cinderella tournament back in April. It’s clear that the matchup had been in the making for quite some time. It’s more apparent that STARDOM has been wanting to super glue the world championship or it’s sister to Storm way before Iwatani’s upset victory over Shirai back in June. I really do believe that the promotion could have and would have handed Storm the belt back in May days before her ninth SWA Undisputed World Women’s Title defense against Jessicka Havok.
However, there appeared to be some hesitation on their part to pull the trigger at the time – the promotion still had the inevitable dethroning of Shirai to bank on and got her former partner to do the deed. Iwatani was reportedly supposed to unseat Io last December, however, plans were changed once Iwatani had decided she wanted to walk away from the sport in 2017. The long-standing rumors of Shirai and Kairi Hojo imminent departures left the promotion’s title picture completely wide open with a lot of people stepping up but not cementing a firm role in being the next star to continue on the hard work already done. Iwatani stepped in and took the Wonder of STARDOM belt off Kairi – she had dropped the High Speed Title to Kris Wolf back in February and failed to beat out Storm to win the Cinderella tournament for the third straight year.
Once she won the World of STARDOM belt, Iwatani stayed busy on the weekends with separate title defenses on promoted shows and pretty much carried the promotion on her back in the wake of Kairi’s signing and Io’s contract with the WWE being rescinded due to the discovery of a severe neck injury. Io’s eventual absence due to recovery also left a void that needed to be filled, as Iwatani’s expected title rematch against her would be put over even longer. She turned over successful title defenses against Yoko Bito, Viper, Kagetsu and picked up a disqualification win over Hana Kimura; she was two title defenses deep into her reign with the second tier championship when Saturday’s show at the Minato Ward Community Center rolled around.
Bito won and succeeded the championship she failed to topple Yuzuki Aikawa for five years ago in the main event. The win also marks Bito second title victory since coming back last April – her matchup against Aikawa turned out to be her last before electing to retire that November. Bito was primed to win the World of STARDOM Title from Nanae Takahashi that year, as the matchup was going to serve as a rematch between the competitors since going head-to-head in the tournament final the previous July. Takahashi was the promotion’s inaugural titleholder and one of their more experienced competitors on the roster along with Natsuki*Taiyo – they had capitalized off making Aikawa into their own star and household name, even though she already had a following before jumping into professional wrestling. The promotion had anointed Bito as the future “ace” in their eyes long before Io Shirai and was prepared to do everything in their power to reap the success of one member of their first graduating class going the distance; Iwatani and Kairi Hojo were also apart of the 2010 class.
You would think that the time to explore the options of having Bito as the new World of STARDOM Champion would be right now – especially during Io’s absence, where she and Iwatani could have potentially begun a hot feud over the strap that could be ongoing right now. Instead, the allure and attraction of Toni Storm as the face of the Japanese promotion proved to be the ideal situation than going forth with Bito in that spot.
Back to the title change – STARDOM made the right call in awarding Storm the title, as the logistics of Iwatani’s injury could force the championship to be vacated. Their busy schedule doesn’t leave room open for another tournament to be orchestrated this year to crown a world champion, especially when they already have their hands tied in booking more foreign talent by the bunches, additional titles and tournaments to be done before this year’s departure. However, it does cheapen the win for Storm in a way that because of Iwatani’s untimely accident, their audience is rushed into accepting a new champion just because – it also shows that Iwatani’s reign was practically disposable and was a temporary fix to an ongoing problem that no longer appears to be one. Iwatani could be looked as a transitional champion that held onto the belt long enough for Storm swoop in and took it like STARDOM had wanted. Storm did mention that once Iwatani was medically cleared, that she wanted to face her properly in a rematch down the line. Only time will tell if STARDOM honors Storm’s wishes and gives her the rematch.
Some things that happened over the weekend and this week…
The second entrant into the Making Towns Classic was determined on Friday, as Jordynne Grace defeated Allie Kat in a qualifier at NOVA Pro’s show in Fairfax, Virginia… Jaylee retained the OVW Women’s Championship against Jessie Belle on Wednesday… Ice Ribbon’s eight-team tournament to determine the new International Ribbon Champions kicked off on Saturday in Yokohama, as the teams of Hamuko Hoshi and Mochi Miyagi, Satsuki Totoro and Nao DATE, Risa Sera and Maya Yukihi have advanced to the second round. The tournament continues on October 9th with the semifinals taking place at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, and the finals headlining Korakuen Hall on October 29th. Risa Sera and Yukihi would have been pitted against the winners of Best Friends (Tsukasa Fujimoto & Arisa Nakajima) and Maruko Nagasaki Mio Momono in the semifinals, however, the matchup ended in a time limit draw on Saturday’s show, and as a result, both teams were eliminated from the tournament.
That leaves Satsuki Totoro and Nao DATE and their semifinals collision against Hoshi and Miyagi as the only matchup in the next round. The winner of the match will go on to face Sera and Yukihi in the finals, as they were given a “bye” due to the double team elimination in the first round. It was also announced by the promotion that Risa Sera will be defending her Infinity Championship against Nagasaki on October 9th and that Fujimoto will also be in title action. She defends her Triangle Ribbon Championship against Mio Momono and Arisa Nakajima on the show… Paige Turner lost the IZW Women’s Championship for a third time on Saturday via a five-way, Scramble match in Lawton, Oklahoma, as Erica Torres regained the title for the seventh time… Indi Hartwell defeated Savannah Summers in a Tables Match on Saturday on a show for Professional Championship Wrestling in Geelong, Victoria… Queen Maya retained her ICW Women’s Title against Irene and Jokey on Saturday in Lodi, Italy…
Rachael Ellering’s RESISTANCE Pro Women’s Championship was on the line in a Fatal-Four-Way on Saturday in Summit, Illinois. The show was a collaborative effort between Freelance and Resistance Pro Wrestling; the match was not heavily promoted, however it was Ellering’s first and only title defense since becoming champion back in November. Last September, the belt was declared vacant upon “Crazy” Mary Dobson’s signing with the WWE. Dobson had defeated Mickie Knuckles in a No Disqualification match back in March of 2015 and went on to make nine successful title defenses before relinquishing the championship after holding it for 539-days. Dobson’s title reign is the longest in the belt’s lineage; the majority of her title defenses including her matchup against Knuckles headlined Resistance Pro’s shows for months.
The promotion held a one-night tournament to crown the new champion last November in Summit, Illinois. Amazing Maria, Paloma Starr, Ellering and Miss Hannah were the four competitors vying for the championship that night in the Park District. Rachael and Maria won their first-round matches, besting Miss Hannah and Paloma respectively to move onto the championship finals, held in the show’s main event. Ellering dropping the title adds more speculation that she and a handful of others have inked deals with WWE following the Mae Young Classic…
Also on October 9th, the semifinals of the PURE-J Openweight Championship tournament will commence at the KFC Hall in Tokyo, as Hanako Nakamori will be going up against Alex Lee and Aoi Kizuki will be taking on Manami Katsu. Katsu defeated KAZUKI in the final matchup of the Exciting Block on Saturday, winning with the Lariat and finishing the first set of brackets with four points. Aoi won the Utility Block by defeating Saori Anou with the Swivel Body Press; she finished with four points also. Alex Lee beat out the veteran, Leon and walked away with three points instead of the warranted two per victory and it’s because she bested Leon in under five minutes and won the Power Block via pinfall.
Nakamori won her respective block, Rises, back on September 13th after beating Yako Fujigasaki in the show’s main event. Command Bolshoi was awarded three points for beating her opponent, Saori Anou in a similar fashion as Alex Lee, however, the win landed her one-point short and behind Kizuki in the Utility Block, as she advances instead. It was announced that Bolshoi and Leon would defend their Daily Sports Tag Team Championships against Saori and Natsumi Maki on October 9th in their third title defense since the closure of PURE-J’s predecessor, JWP back in April and their fifth overall… Lady Shani’s number one contender’s spot for the AAA Reina de Reinas Title was on the line on Saturday against La Hiedra. She won the match via submission with a front facelock; Shani used Sexy Star’s cross armbreaker during the match in reference to the incident at TripleMania a few weeks ago. Shani’s title matchup against Ayako Hamada should be coming up soon… Chihiro Hashimoto successfully retained the Sendai Girls World Championship in Sunday’s main event, picking up her first title defense against Meiko Satomura with the German Suplex Hold. The new tag team champions were also decided on the show, as DASH Chisako regained the title she never lost alongside her partner, KAORU. Together they defeated Mika Shirahime and Alex Lee after DASH landed the Hormone Splash on Shirahime for the win. Chisako is a now a four-time Sendai Girls Tag Team Champion and is the only competitor thus far to have held the title that many times, whereas this is KAORU’s second nab of the belts…
Delilah Doom’s reign as the inaugural Sabotage Wrestling Champion is now a thing of the past, as she dropped the belt to Heather Monroe on a show for Santino Bros. in Downey, California. Doom won the championship earlier this year, back in February to be exact, and successfully retained the belt on three occasions and held onto it for a total of 216-days before Friday night’s title change. The matchup not only marked Monroe’s first official challenge for the strap, but it’s also her first championship win of her career since debuting sometime last year. The show also featured Raze unsuccessfully challenging for the World Championship in the main event, as Tyler Bateman lost the title to Brody King… Lots of first title defenses were made st STARDOM’s show on Sunday – Mari Apache retained the High Speed Championship against Hiromi Mimura via the Swanton Bomb. Yoko Bito bested Jungle Kyona to retain the Wonder of STARDOM Championship and Viper, Io Shirai and HZK defeated Tam Nakano, Kris Wolf and Kagetsu to hang onto the Artists of STARDOM Titles…
Deonna Purrazzo gets top billing again at this upcoming weekend’s Women’s Wrestling Revolution show up in Providence, Rhode Island and she’s going to be taking on a woman that has wrestled practically everywhere for the very first time. She main events the Aurora once again on October 8th, as she wrestles Mia Yim on the card set for the promotion’s farewell to the venue, that closes at the end of the month. Purrazzo recently pulled off the upset victory over Awesome Kong at the latest show in Providence and according to sources, Kong called it in the ring and handed the busy grappler the win. Deonna’s shock and disbelief were genuine because the last minute decision has credited new bragging rights to her already lengthy resume. Claiming a win over Kong is not something many people in the business have been able to do successfully, especially during her infamous Knockouts Title run almost a decade ago.
Yim also faced off against Kong a few years ago for SHIMMER and like Deonna, this matchup was another big matchup in her still budding career. She had already gone up against Sara Del Rey, Daizee Haze and much of the indies’ top brass when it came to women’s wrestling at the time – going up against Kong was another accomplishment checked off her proverbial bucket list. The matchup was the opener for the promotion’s official test run at producing a live show during WrestleMania weekend and having it broadcast to a stream in real time, as opposed to taping everything within the confines of the Berwyn Eagles Club.
Another big matchup on the card is Jordynne Grace taking on Rachael Ellering. These competitors have only faced off one other time besides this one. Grace unseated Ellering of the Pro Wrestling Magic Women’s Title back in June as part of a four-way that also involved Sonya Strong and former champion, Terra Calaway. Taeler Hendrix and Alexxis Nevaeh will reprise their roles as tag team partners despite their loss to Holidead and Thunder Rosa in August and will be taking on Delmi Exo and her sister, Ashley Vox. Renee Michelle and Nyla Rose will also be teaming up; this will be Nyla’s official debut for the promotion. Women’s Wrestling Revolution has also announced the returns of Tessa Blanchard, Karen Q, Calaway and Tasha Steelz for the show.
What’s going on this weekend on the indies and beyond…
Beginning on Friday, there are loads of shows happening this weekend with women in action or running the whole shebang from the top of the card to the show’s closer. LuFisto’s championship will be on the line in Morrison, Tennessee two weeks after successfully retaining her prestigious belt against Holidead and Ivelisse at SHINE 45. She will be defending against a first-time opponent, Aja Perera for the All-Pro Wrestling promotion within the state; it will be Perera’s second time contending for a championship in SHINE Wrestling since losing to Kiera Hogan in the title tournament back in July. Tennessee All-Pro has announced a bunch other names despite no official card for Friday’s show at the Victory Center aside from the main event. Dementia D’Rose, Ray Lyn, Jordynne Grace, Zoey Skye, Laynie Luck, Ayoka, Holidead, Stormie Lee and former three-time NWA World Women’s Champion, Tasha Simone. The show will also include April Hunter wrestling for the first time in three years and Tracy Taylor coming out of a hiatus as well. Tracy’s last match came against Miss Rachel, who’s also on the show, at SHINE 38 last November.
Instead of dinner and a movie, it will be wrestling and a movie this Saturday in Chicago, Illinois, as SHIMMER will be loaning various members of its roster for a one-time, unique event that afternoon at the legendary Music Box Theatre. The promotion’s champion, Mercedes Martinez, Jessicka Havok, Rachael Ellering and a whole heap of others will be apart a double feature in the windy city that consists of a matinee screening of Signature Move and a women’s wrestling event following the movie’s premiere. Directed by Jennifer Reeder, the movie is about two Chicago-raised women who come from different cultural backgrounds forging a bond over lucha-style wrestling and eventually fall in love. The live wrestling event will take place at The Hangar at Fort Knox Studios where scenes from the movie were filmed.
Onto the card for “Life, Love & Lady Wrestling” – Mercedes will be defending her prized SHIMMER Championship against past rival, Jessicka Havok and it will actually be their first collision in five years. The last time they fought was in a Casket Match where Havok had retained the WSU Championship against Martinez at the “Uncensored Rumble” in June of 2012. Rachael Ellering will be taking on Chelsea Green, Delilah Doom faces off with Dust, Kiera Hogan goes up against Kikyo and Hudson Envy takes on Samantha Heights. Amanda Carolina Rodriguez and La Rosa Negra will also be apart of the show; they face Laynie Luck and Dominique Fabiano. Aja Perera will be taking on Randi West and Thunderkitty will also be on the card…
A first-time collision is booked for House Of Glory’s Friday night show in Queens, New York, as the promotion’s homebred talent, Sonya Strong goes one-on-one with Tessa Blanchard… Alexxis Falcon challenges for the Alpha Omega Women’s Championship this Saturday in Morecambe when she takes on Felony for the strap… Pro Wrestling Syndicate returns to Metuchen, New Jersey on Saturday – one women’s match has been announced for the show as opposed to a full-on standalone event like in the past. Missy Sampson will be teaming up with Brittany Savage and Tai to take on Kelly Klein, Annie Social, and Maria Manic… Veda Scott’s ongoing tour of the United Kingdom continues on Sunday, as she faces off against Jinny for Revolution Pro Wrestling’s event in London… Also on Sunday, Seleziya Sparx takes on Alexia Nicole and Penelope Ford for Greektown Wrestling in Toronto… Lana Austin’s FutureShock Women’s Championship will be contested for in Stockport, England on Sunday. She wrestles Lady Catherine Darcy…
Nicole Matthews takes on Taya Valkyrie and Christina Von Eerie for Defy Wrestling up in Seattle, Washington on Friday… This Sunday, Kasey Owens defends her ICW Women’s Championship against Kay Lee Ray in Glasgow. It will be Owens’ third title defense since taking the belt off Ray at the tail end of July and it’s also, the second time she’ll be defending against the former champion since overcoming her in their rematch the following day… Bea Priestley gets a chance to win back the title she never lost physically on Monday. She faces Kay Lee Ray in Newcastle, England in Ray’s first title defense since winning the belt. Back in June, Priestley was scheduled to defend the WCPW Women’s Championship against Kay Lee Ray, however, she was unable to make the show. In her place, Viper stepped in as a replacement and unsuccessfully defended the title against Ray, as she became the new champion…
Also happening on Monday is an eight-woman tournament to determine the next oncoming challenge for Toni Storm and her Women’s Championship. PROGRESS has announced that the one-night tournament will be held at The Dome in Tufnell Park, London and will feature familiar faces like Alex Windsor, Chakara, and Candyfloss. The tournament will include several women that have never faced Storm for the title including the aforementioned. Candyfloss, Sierra Loxton, Millie McKenzie, Chakara, Zoe Lucas, Charli Evans and Charlie Morgan will all be stepping inside a PROGRESS ring for the very first time. In Morgan’s case, it will be her first match back since taking a nasty spill at Pro Wrestling: EVE’s doubleheader back in July where she suffered a broken collarbone.
Who’s dropping more announcements these days, Alternative Wrestling Show or RISE? – It’s a combination of both.
The Californian promotion has a Women’s Title defense pinned for this Saturday’s show in South Gate, in addition to a tag team match and two singles matches announced for the lineup. Raze will be cashing in her championship opportunity at “Lethal Lottery” as she goes up against Nicole Savoy in her second defense as champion. Back in May, the title contender won the yearly women’s tournament after beating LuFisto in the finals and as a result of the coveted win, she received a shot at the titleholder.
She recently tangoed with Taya Valkyrie in a No Disqualification matchup in the main event of the promotion’s return to the American Legion Post and is, currently undefeated since singlehandedly besting Candice LeRae and Jordynne Grace in the tournament. Most recently she’s claimed wins over Amale Winchester, Priscilla Kelly, and Mercedes Martinez. Raze and Savoy’s title contest will be more than just a standup one-on-one fight for a championship. It’s actually a matchup that’s been in the making for over a year and it also happens to serve as a rematch between the two competitors. Their last collision took place in Metairie, Louisiana on a show for Wildkat Pro Wrestling and it ended in a disqualification win for the challenger. Raze had already claimed a singles victory over Savoy two months before going into the matchup, as she picked up her first title defense as PREMIER Women’s Champion against her in Gilroy, California.
Going into this matchup, it appears that Raze has the upper hand in this fight and has the most momentum in her corner. She’s currently one title defense deep into her reign as FIST Combat Champion since winning the belt back in July and becoming the first woman to hold the championship. She’s also racked up an undefeated streak outside Alternative Wrestling Show in other promotions lately, whereas Savoy is currently coasting off the Mae Young Classic wave and is still getting back into the swing of things since coming back from injury. Deonna Purrazzo was set to face Samara in one-on-one action on Saturday, however, the matchup has been changed to a triple threat, as Akane Fujita will no longer be taking Kikutaro as previously announced and will be apart of this match instead. Leva Bates and Renee Michelle will be teaming up to take on Buggy Nova and Sage Sin, and that finishes out the card for this weekend’s show.
Onto the announcements…
The promotion had already announced its planned double shot in South Gate, California for the weekend of December 1st and 2nd and that RISE would be apart of this deal, by holding a developmental seminar hours prior to their show that Friday evening. Cheerleader Melissa will be taking part in the seminar in addition to WWE Hall of Famer, Madusa and Bull Nakano making her first appearance in the country since 1996. It will be Nakano’s first time back on the west coast since wrestling the aforementioned at the Denver Coliseum for Clash Of Champions. RISE had been teasing the inclusion of a “legendary” Japanese wrestler for the training seminar for weeks and it makes perfect sense for it to be Nakano with Madusa’s current ties to STARDOM and their storied past. Melissa is the current President of the Japanese promotion’s U.S branch and handles the booking and recruitment of foreign talent, while Madusa serves as the Commissioner and oversees decisions.
With all of that said, the next announcement concerning RISE 6: Brutality on December 1st sees Shotzi Blackheart making another title defense and it comes against STARDOM’s own, Kris Wolf. The matchup will be Wolf’s first wrestling appearance in Southern California since last competing during STARDOM USA tour back in October of 2015. She’s formerly the High Speed Champion over in Japan and earlier this year, she ended Mayu Iwatani’s reign with the eight-year-old belt after 501-days to become the new champion. She dropped the title to Shanna in July after fending off five successful title defenses and before that, she made her debut for Pro Wrestling: EVE through their title tournament back in May. She even wrestled a few dates for Ring of Honor the next month before heading back to Japan.
Blackheart recently made her ninth title defense since becoming the Phoenix of RISE Champion at RISE 4: Warriors Rise back on September 15th as part of a live event with BellaTrix in Norwich. She successfully retained against Delilah Doom in the second title match on the show – Lady Lory unseated Alex Windsor of the BellaTrix World Title in her first match as champion. Living up to the show’s name, there will be some unexpected brutality on display. LuFisto and Angel Dust, simply going by “Dust” these days will be swinging some dangerous weaponry and it won’t be two-by-fours or light tubes. It’s actually up that alley; these two will go at it in a Barbed Wire Baseball Bat match. Rosemary, Delilah Doom, Britt Baker, Chelsea Green and Mercedes Martinez are some of the first names announced for the December events, in addition to Cheerleader Melissa, who will be wrestling on the show.
The back-to-back shows will actually be Melissa’s official return to the California independent scene after spending almost two decades wrestling out of the region. Melissa’s success has practically taken her everywhere. She’s traveled across the United States, into Canada, Puerto Rico, wrestled all over the United Kingdom and Japan, but it’s not just limited to those countries. If you name it, Melissa’s probably been there once, twice or several times. In recent years, the former SHIMMER Champion has slowed down a number of bookings she’s taking and portrays “Mariposa” for Lucha Underground these days and is not a visible fixture on the indies.
Melissa and Kris Wolf will be on hand for the California promotion’s show on December 2nd at the same venue and in the same city. Wolf will be making her official debut for Alternative Wrestling Show that night and her opponent will be announced during this Saturday’s lineup, while Melissa will be working there for the first time in two years. Her last appearance for the promotion seen her take Hudson Envy to task for the Women’s Championship in a No Disqualification, Falls Count Anywhere match that also included a special guest referee, Melina. The title match ended in a time limit draw, with Hudson retaining as a result. Melissa would be back in Japan the next month for STARDOM and that tour would consist of a rematch between the competitors in Osaka. Hudson retained again and this time, it was through a double count out.
However, these are not the only announcements concerning AWS’ December 2nd show – Alternative Wrestling has already booked three matches for the card. Shotzi Blackheart goes up against Rosemary in what looks to be a non-title matchup right now but could be boosted for the Phoenix of RISE Championship following Shotzi’s title defense against Wolf at RISE 6 the evening before if she so happens to retain. LuFisto and Jordynne Grace are also set for the show and they’ll be in tag team action against Raze and Sage Sin – this match on paper has potential to be a show stealer in addition to the six-woman tag team match that sees Priscilla Kelly, another name announced for the double shot weekend, Mercedes Martinez and Cheerleader Melissa going up against Britt Baker, Delilah Doom, and Chelsea Green. There will also be a women’s battle royal on the show and one of its first entrants has been announced, and it will be Lacey Lane making her official debut for the promotion.
Zoe Lucas was selected during RISE’s recent seminar over in Norwich and will be wrestling stateside this November for the promotion’s fifth event. Lucas will also be apart of SHIMMER’s weekend of tapings on November 11-12th. It had been announced in the weeks leading up to their first international seminar, which was facilitated by Mercedes Martinez and Madusa, that one lucky competitor would be chosen and brought over to Berwyn, Illinois for RISE 5 on November 10th. Lucas reportedly impressed the most; the big bookings and her official U.S debut come months after beginning the year with a two-month tour with STARDOM. Also announced for RISE 5 on November 10th is another title defense from Shotzi Blackheart, as she defends her strap against Britt Baker, Kikyo Nakamura, Delilah Doom, Chelsea Green and Dust in a matchup called the “Incursion of the Phoenix.” Details regarding the exact stipulations of the match are going to be revealed soon. Deonna Purrazzo, Nicole Savoy, Rosemary and Hudson Envy are the other performers announced for the show with more names to be announced in the coming weeks. The talent pool for the seminar includes Miranda Salinas, Tasha Steelz, Ray Lyn, Brittany Blake, Heather Monroe, Stefany Sinclair, Indi Hartwell, Dynamite Didi, Robin Maddox, Hyan, Hawlee Layne, Dominique Fabiano, Renee Michelle and Karen Q. The promotion has also announced the inclusion of another Joshi “legend” for their seminar and will be active on the show. This competitor has never been available for training seminars before and based on the shadowed outline the promotion provided on a flier with Madusa, it appears to be Aja Kong, who’s still high in demand over in Japan and it’s almost rare that you hear that she’s been able to lend her teachings to performers there.
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Charlotte wrestles Natalya for the Smackdown Women’s Championship this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend on November 25th, as the matchup takes place inside a Steel Cage for the company’s live event in Greensboro, North Carolina, Starrcade. For the first time in three decades, the historic show’s name will be back in it’s home and held at the Greensboro Coliseum, however, WWE is not planning on resurrecting the show entirely, instead it’s another live event tagged with the “Starrcade” to dress it up and signify its importance to their casual fans and to also reattract fans in that market to take part in the former holiday tradition put on by Jim Crockett Promotions in the 1980’s. The show will not broadcast to the network as expected… Upcoming dates for NXT’s road trip on the west coast in November were announced last week, as live events in Phoenix, Arizona, Las Vegas and Riverside, California take place starting November 9th-11th… Paige, who’s been sidelined since last summer has reportedly been down at the Performace Center working towards a comeback in the ring. She was suspended last August after violating the company’s wellness policy; her mother, Saraya Knight had revealed that her hiatus from the main roster was due to an ongoing injury, later revealed to be her neck that was giving her an issue. Despite her claims that the violation had occurred for another reason, she was suspended for sixty-days following a second offense; this time WWE issued a statement that she had tested positive for an illegal substance and debunked her claims that it was from a prescribed medication by doctors. She eventually underwent neck surgery days following the surgery and has since, been caught up in headlines with her fiancee for public altercations and loads of nonsensical behavior… It’s already been reported that Asuka will be reporting to the RAW roster upon her return from injury. Now an official date has been given by the company; she officially debuts at the brand’s next show on October 22nd, “Tables, Ladders & Chairs” at the Target Center in Minneapolis… Shayna Baszler has signed on the company…
Global Force Wrestling
A first blood match and a Knockouts Title defense have been announced for Bound for Glory’s lineup in Ottawa, Ontario on November 5th, as Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie square off under the stipulated match and Sienna defends her strap against Taryn Terrell, Gail Kim, and Allie
Samantha Heights and Kaitlin Diemond are the final two competitors announced for ECWA’s upcoming Super 8 ChickFight tournament on October 21st in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey… Mercedes Martinez will be taking on Mia Yim for Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling’s show on October 7th in Detroit…Rosemary, Candice Lerae, Taya Valkyrie, Laura James, Heather Monroe and Sage Sin are some of the names announced for Bar Wrestling’s show on October 12th in Baldwin Park, California… Miranda Salinas will be heading over to Japan this coming January for STARDOM… Su Yung retained the FEST Wrestling Championship against Kylie Rae and Akane Fujita on Friday in Chicago… Lots of ZERO 1 USA news concerning upcoming shows in Illinois – Randi West will now be defending her Women’s Title against Thunderkitty and Madison Rayne inside the steel cage on October 21st, as the former five-time Knockouts Champion has been added to the previously announced title match. On October 27th, Deonna Purrazzo and Laurel Van Ness will be making their debuts for the promotion in Rantoul as they go head-to-head. Hyan will also be making her debut on November 4th in Maroa; it will also be her first time wrestling in the Midwest… Rosemary will be taking on Amber Nova in a number one contender’s match for Atomic Wrestling Entertainment’s show on October 7th in Orlando. The winner of that match will go on to face Leva Bates on October 20th… Savannah Summers and KC Spinelli have their European debuts set for British Empire Wrestling’s December 3rd show in Mitcham, London. Current champion, Kasey Owens was also announced; Shawna Reed was another announced. Kaitlin Diemond’s name was also called – she’s going to be appearing for the promotion in February… Faye Jackson and Veda Scott are going to be captaining their own teams for a Survivors Series style matchup at NOVA Pro Wrestling’s November 24th show in Fairfax, Virginia… Jazz, Saraya Knight, Laurel Van Ness, So Cal Val, Kamilla Kane, Rosemary, Amaiya Jade, Sienna, and Allie have been announced for next year’s WrestleCon in New Orleans… Roxy Rouge retained the RPW Women’s Championship against Kikyo on Saturday in Ave Maria, Florida… Hybrid Wrestling has announced that Deonna Purrazzo will be taking on Maria Manic for their October 27th show in Eddystone, Pennsylvania… Amanda Fox takes on Naoma Tala for NECW’s October 14th event in Wakefield, Massachusetts… Allie Gato defeated Leva Bates and Laynie Luck in a triple threat match on Friday to become the inaugural Lucha Libre and Laughs Women’s Champion. Gato bested Solo Darling in the semifinals earlier that night; Bates defeated Sage Sin and Luck beat Rachelle Riveter to move onto the three-person tournament final held in the show’s main event… Limitless Wrestling has announced the debut of Jessicka Havok for their November 3rd show in Westbrook, Maine… Deonna Purrazzo won another belt over the weekend. She defeated Christina Marie ahead of the Super 8 ChickFight tournament on Saturday in East Haven, Connecticut to become the new Center Ring Diva’s Champion on Saturday… Leah Vaughan has announced that she’s going to be putting wrestling on hold in order to focus on other projects… Santana Garrett and Mia Yim will collide for MLW’s “One-Shot” on October 5th… Atomic Championship Wrestling has announced matches for its Rogue division to be showcased at their next event on October 7th in Stevens, Pennsylvania. There are two title matches tapped for the show, as Pink Flash Kira defends her Dark Phase belt against Jewells Malone and LuFisto’s issued an open challenge for her SHINE Championship. Delmi Exo will be taking on Jordynne Grace, Ashley Vox takes on Angie Skye and Tess Valentine goes one-on-one with KC Spinelli in her debut
Multiple shows were put on hold or canceled due to the country suffering a 7.1 earthquake earlier in the week. It’s said that Zeuxis, a trained paramedic is currently helping out those in need as a working member of the Red Cross in Mexico… Silueta takes on La Pantera in Guadalajara on Saturday… Christi Jaynes will be returning to the country for The Crash’s October 5th show in Tijuana. She and Keyra will be taking on Baronessa and Diosa Quetzal… Women Wrestling Stars Mexico has an upcoming show slated for October 7th and it’s going to be held in the federal district (Mexico City) at the Circo Volador. Zuzu Divine takes on Diosa Atenea in the headlining matchup… Both CMLL and AAA are collecting medical supplies for victims of the earthquake; New Japan Pro Wrestling has said that they’ll be raising money for Mexico, with proceeds from their shows going to the Red Cross. CMLL has postponed all their shows in Mexico City until further notice due to the damage. The city’s government has asked that all sporting events be canceled until the state of emergency has passed over. The arenas are said to okay despite all of this
Little Miss Roxxy defends her British Bombshells Championship against number one contender, Xia Brookside on October 14th in Halifax… Talk about getting people prepared – Pro Wrestling: EVE has confirmed that they will be holding twelve events at The Resistance Gallery in London next year and has already released a season ticket for shows. Beginning on January 13, 2018, EVE will host monthly shows inside the venue and will continue to do so throughout the year, with their final date coinciding on December 8th… Alpha Female has canceled her participation in Westside Xtreme Wrestling’s upcoming Femmes Fatales tournament on October 7th, as a result of reportedly inking a deal with WWE as per WrestleTalk TV. Killer Kelly will be taking her place in her matchup against Laura Di Matteo in the first round… Lizzy Styles’ next title defense will be the main event of Tidal Championship Wrestling’s upcoming show on October 22nd in Leeds, as she defends her Women’s belt against Lana Austin and Little Miss Roxxy… Sammii Jayne will be going up against Jetta for 3 Count Wrestling in Northallerton on Saturday… Kay Lee Ray and Shanna are the latest competitors announced for Southside Wrestling’s Queen of the Ring tournament, taking place in Sheffield on November 24th… Insane Championship Wrestling has announced the return of Viper for their October 15th event in Edinburgh, Scotland… Saraya Knight’s Queen of Southside Championship will be on the line on October 28th as part of the promotion’s seventh-anniversary weekend in Stevenage. Knight will be defending the title for the first time since beating Mia Yim for the vacant belt in July, as she takes on the challenges of Veda Scott, Kay Lee Ray, and Lana Austin… Ivy defeated Kat Von Kaige to advance to the next round of the Pro Wrestling FOXES Championship tournament on Friday
Kaho Kobayashi is the new CMLL-REINA International Junior Championship after defeating La Jarochita in the main event of Shinkiba 1st RING back on September 15th. The title was recently declared vacant by both promotions and with no specific reason given, Keira was stripped of the belt. Keira had won the championship from La Silueta in Naucalpan, Mexico back in January and didn’t get to defend the title before losing it unceremoniously. The promotions pulled this same move back in July with the CMLL-REINA International Title and took the belt off Heidi Katrina, despite her successfully defending it in Michigan, Ontario and in Germany and crowned Zeuxis as the new titleholder through a decision match against Marcela… Riho defeated Kotori in the tournament final on Friday to become the inaugural Super Asia Champion at Gatoh Move’s show at Shinjuku FACE… Sareee’s recent announcement of her departure from SEAdLINNNG has been clarified on her behalf, as she’s stated that she’s returning to her home promotion, DIANA upon her feud against Nanae Takahashi reaching its official end… Rika Tatsumi and Maho Kurone will face off with Yuka Sakazaki and Shoko Nakajima in the finals of the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles tournament on October 14th… Command Bolshoi and KAZUKI have announced that they are going to be holding a fundraiser in support of Yoshihiro Takayama, who suffered a career-ending injury back in August and is now paralyzed from the shoulders down
Australia & New Zealand
Remember when I said that Tessa Blanchard was making her Australian debut in November? – World Series Wrestling has announced the third generation grappler for their “International Assault” tour which kicks off on November 24th in Melbourne and concludes in Sydney on November 27th. Tessa has issued an open challenge for each city; she faces Shazza McKenzie in Penrith on the tour’s final date… Riebell retained her VPW Women’s Championship against Kellyanne on Saturday in Yatala, Queensland… Shazza McKenzie and Big Fudge defend their PWA Tag Team Titles this Saturday in Casula, as they take on Juan Direction. Jessica Troy battles Facebrooke on the show also
Results (September 20 – September 27th)
September 20: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Louisville, KY) – Jaylee(c) d Jessie Belle
September 20: Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance (Maddington, Western Australia) – Roxy Ryot d Wrestler Kyle
September 21: Brian Kendrick’s Wrestling Pro Wrestling (Bell Gardens, CA) – Akane Fujita d Delilah Doom & Ruby Raze
September 21: NXT Live (Lowell, MA) – Billie Kay & Peyton Royce d Dakota Kai & Liv Morgan; Kairi Sane d Sonya Deville
September 22: I Believe In Wrestling (Orlando, FL) – Kaci Lennox d Aria Blake; Salina de la Renta d Sofi Castillo; Amber Nova, Axx Clover & Faris Hakeem d C-Bunny, Mike Austin & Slade Porter
September 22: Preston City Wrestling (Preston, Lancashire) – Nightshade d Veda Scott
September 22: Santino Bros. Wrestling (Downey, CA) – Heather Monroe d Delilah Doom(c); Brody King d Tyler Bateman(c) & Ruby Raze
September 22: NOVA Pro Wrestling (Fairfax, VA) – Mia Yim d Angelus Layne; Jordynne Grace d Allie Kat
September 22: Gatoh Move (Tokyo, Japan) – Kaori Yoneyama &
Emi Sakura d Sawasdee Kamen & Toru Owashi; Aoi Kizuki vs. Shigure – DRAW; SAKI, Mizuki d Aasa Maika & Mitsuru Konno; Sayaka Obihiro, Dick Togo & Jinsei Shinzaki d Golem Thai, Emi Sakura & Masahiro Takanashi; Riho d Kotori
September 22: Real Canadian Wrestling (Calgary, Alberta) – Kia March & Scott Justice d Ben Franklin & Scarlett Black
September 22: Fight Club: PRO (Wolverhampton, West Midlands) – Millie McKenzie d Kay Lee Ray & Jessicka Havok
September 22: HOPE Wrestling (Sheffield, England) – Ivy d Kat Von Kaige; Jayde d Jack Cave
September 22: New Age Wrestling (Glenroy, Victoria) – Miss Mafia d Izzy Shaw
September 22: WWE Live (Sacramento, CA) – Alexa Bliss(c) d Bayley, Mickie James & Sasha Banks
September 22: National Pro Wrestling League (Petaluma, CA) – Alexia Nicole d Shotzi Blackheart & Samara; Gisele Shaw d Nicole Savoy; Taeler Hendrix d Gisele Shaw
September 22: International Pro Wrestling: UK (Canterbury, Kent) – Livvii Grace d Chakara
September 22: FEST Wrestling (Chicago, IL) – Su Yung(c) d Kylie Rae & Akane Fujita
September 22: DDT (Chiba, Japan) – KUDO, Soma Takao & Yoshihiko d Cherry, Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi
September 22: Limitless Wrestling (Westbrook, ME) – Skylar d Willow Nightingale
September 22: NXT Live (Kingston, RI) – Dakota Kai & Kairi Sane d Billie Kay & Peyton Royce; Sonya Deville d Liv Morgan
September 22: Professional Championship Wrestling (Ferntree Gully, Victoria) – Savannah Summers d Aysha
September 22: Lucha Libre & Laughs (Denver, CO) – Laynie Luck d Rachelle Riveter; Allie Gato d Solo Darling; Leva Bates d Sage Sin; Allie Gato d Leva Bates & Laynie Luck
September 23: PURE-J (Tokyo, Japan) – Command Bolshoi & Kaho Kobayashi d Yako Fujigasaki & Natsumi Maki; Hanako Nakamori d Rydeen Hagane; Aoi Kizuki d Saori Anou; Alex Lee d Leon; Manami Kasu d KAZUKI
September 23: Premier Pro Wrestling (Tullamarine, Victoria) – Mortar d Avary
September 23: Impact Zone Wrestling (Lawton, OK) – Erica d Paige Turner (c), Phoebe, Robyn Real & Skylar Slice
September 23: Fight Club: PRO (Wolverhampton, West Midlands) – Jessicka Havok d Kay Lee Ray
September 23: East Bay Pro Wrestling (Pacheco, CA) – Samara d Savanah Riley
September 23: Leicester Championship Wrestling (Leicester, Leicestershire) – Nightshade d Barbie Rouge
September 23: Anarchy Wrestling (Cornelia, GA) – Crystal Rose d Rahne Victoria
September 23: NXT Live (Largo, FL) – Lacey Evans d Sarah Logan; Bianca Belair d Rhea Ripley; Nikki Cross d Sage Beckett
September 23: Italian Championship Wrestling (Lodi, Italy) – Queen Maya (c) d Irene & Jokey
September 23: Shropshire Wrestling Alliance (Telford, Shropshire) – Bea Priestley & Jayde d Kat Von Kaige & Shax
September 23: K-DOJO (Kanagawa, Japan) – Ricky Fuji & Bambi d Yoshihiro Horaguchi & Marines Mask; Kyuri d ERINA
September 23: RESISTANCE Pro (Summit, IL) – Holidead d Rachael Ellering(c), Kylie Rae & Akane Fujita
September 23: Venom Pro Wrestling (Yatala, Queensland) – Riebell(c) d Kellyanne
September 23: WWE Live (Fresno, CA) – Alexa Bliss (c) d Bayley, Mickie James & Sasha Banks
September 23: Paradise Alley Professional Wrestling (East Haven, CT) – Deonna Purrazzo d Christina Marie
September 23: NXT Live (Bethlehem, PA) – Kairi Sane d Sonya Deville; Billie Kay & Peyton Royce d Dakota Kai & Liv Morgan
September 23: Impact Pro Wrestling New Zealand (Balmoral, New Zealand) – Ashlee Spencer d Frankie Quinn
September 23: CWF Mid-Atlantic (Gibsonville, NC) – Allie Kat, Jesse Adler & Snooty Foxx d Arik Royal, Mace Li & Roy Wilkins
September 23: DDT (Chiba, Japan) – Saki Akai & Yukio Sakaguchi d Cherry & Diego; Rika Tatsumi & Yuu d Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Kamifuki
September 23: REAL Pro Wrestling (Ave Maria, FL) – Roxy Rouge(c) d Kikyo
September 23: Professional Championship Wrestling (Geelong, Victoria) – Indi Hartwell d Savannah Summers
September 23: Ice Ribbon (Kanagawa, Japan) – Ibuki Hoshi vs Asahi – DRAW; Hamuko Hoshi & Mochi Miyagi d Tequila Saya & Uno Matsuya; Satsuki Totoro & Nao DATE d Kyuri & Maika Ozaki; Manami Toyota d Miyako Matsumoto; Risa Sera & Maya Yukihi d Nori DATE & Karen DATE; Tsukasa Fujimoto & Arisa Nakajima vs Maruko Nagasaki & Mio Momono – DRAW
September 23: Bumpss And Brewses (Los Angeles, CA) – Desi De Rata vs. Ruby Raze – Draw
September 23: Ring Of Honor (Las Vegas, NV) – Kelly Klein d Stella Grey
September 23: AAA (Quintana Roo, Mexico) – Lady Shani d La Hiedra
September 23: Pro Wrestling Chaos (Thornbury, Gloucestershire) – Sierra Loxton d Veda Scott
September 23: Ohio Valley Wrestling (Louisville, KY) – Rebel d Cali, Jaylee & Torey Payne
September 23: Empire Wrestling Federation (Corona, CA) – Martiza Janett d Ashley Grace
September 23: Brii Combination Wrestling (New York City, NY) – Allie Recks d Miss Jasmine, Adira & Vanity; Faye Jackson d Katred
September 24: K-DOJO (Chiba, Japan) – Kaho Kobayashi d ERINA; Bambi d ERINA
September 24: Noche De Leyendas (Monterrey, Mexico) – Lady Flammer d Babe Love
September 24: WWE Live (Las Cruces, NM) – Naomi d Carmella
September 24: SENDAI Girls (Miyagi, Japan) – DASH Chisako & KAORU d Alex Lee & Mika Shirahime; Chihiro Hashimoto(c) d Meiko Satomura; Hiroyo Matsumoto d Ami Sato; Aiger d Sakura Hirota; Jaguar Yokota & Mio Momono defeat Manami & Manami Toyota; Heidi Katrina d Rin Kadokura; Aja Kong, Cassandra Miyagi & Hikaru Shida d Aasa Maika, Emi Sakura & Hana Kimura
September 24: NXT Live (Amherst, MA) – Sonya Deville d Liv Morgan; Dakota Kai & Kairi Sane d Billie Kay & Peyton Royce
September 24: International Pro Wrestling: UK (Swanley, Kent) – Chakara d Shannon
September 24: No Mercy (Los Angeles, CA) – Alexa Bliss(c) d Bayley, Emma, Nia Jax & Sasha Banks
September 24: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Aichi, Japan) – Kaori Yoneyama d Moeka Haruhi; Kazumi Kikuta d Keisuke Goto; Fairy Nihonbashi d Mizuki; Yuki Miyazaki & Yumi Ohka defeat Nagisa Nozaki & Natsu Sumire; ASUKA, Rina Yamashita & SAKI d Misaki Ohata, Ryo Mizunami & Hiroe Nagahama
September 24: Beyond Wrestling (Worchester, MA) – LuFisto & Jordynne Grace d Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy; Deonna Purrazzo d Penelope Ford
September 24: Gatoh Move (Tokyo, Japan) – Choun Shiryu d Kotori & Taro Yamada
September 24: DDT (Tokyo, Japan) – Chopsticks d Yuu(c); Yuu d Makoto Oishi(c); Kazusada Higuchi, Rocky Kawamura & Ryuichi Sekine d Masahiro Takanashi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
September 25: Monday Night RAW (Ontario, CA) – Bayley & Sasha Banks d Emma & Nia Jax
September 25: Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment (Marietta, GA) – Priscilla Kelly d Aria Blake; Kamilla Kane d Isla Dawn
September 26: Lucha Forever (Manchester, England) – Kay Lee Ray d Dahlia Black; Lana Austin d Alex Windsor
September 26: Smackdown Live (Glendale, AZ) – Charlotte d Carmella
Upcoming (September 27 – December 8th)
September 28: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Kaori Yoneyama vs Mio Momono vs Cherry; Takumi Tsukamoto vs Keisuke Goto; Kyusei Sakura Hirota vs Sumire Natsu; Rina Yamashita, ASUKA & Hiroe Nagahama vs Ryo Mizunami, Moeka Haruhi & Misaki Ohata; Takumi Iroha & Rin Kadokura vs Nagisa Nozaki & Yuki Miyazaki
September 29: Main Event Wrestling (Longbenton, North Tyneside) – Debbie Sharp & Sammii Jayne vs Gemini & Little Miss Roxxy
September 29: House Of Glory (Queens, NY) – Sonya Strong vs Tessa Blanchard
September 29: Tennessee All-Pro Wrestling (Morrison, TN) – LuFisto(c) vs Aja Perera; Jordynne Grace; Stormie Lee; Laynie Luck; Holidead; Dementia D’Rose; Zoey Skye; Tracy Taylor; April Hunter; Tasha Simone; Ray Lyn
September 29: Scottish Wrestling Alliance (Paisley, Renfrewshire) – Lana Austin & Molly Spartan vs Kasey Owens & Layla Rose
September 29: Defy Wrestling (Seattle, WA) – Nicole Matthews vs Taya Valkyrie vs Christina Von Eerie
September 30: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Samara vs Deonna Purrazzo vs Akane Fujita; Raze vs Nicole Savoy(c); Leva Bates & Renee Michelle vs Sage Sin & Buggy Nova
September 30: Alpha Omega Wrestling: UK (Morecambe, Lancashire) – Alexxis Falcon vs Felony(c)
Septemeber 30: Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance (Warnbro, Western Australia) – Roxy Ryot vs Felix Young
September 30: Life, Love & Lady Wrestling (Chicago, IL) – Jessicka Havok vs Mercedes Martinez; Rachael Ellering vs Chelsea Green; Angel Dust vs Delilah Doom; Samantha Heights vs Hudson Envy; Kikyo vs Kiera Hogan; Laynie Luck & Dominique Fabiano vs Amanda Carolina Rodriguez & La Rosa Negra; Randi West vs Aja Perera; Thunderkitty
September 30: New York Wrestling Connection (Deer Park, NY) – Terra Calaway & Stockade vs Victoria Von Black & Bam Sullivan
September 30: Arena Coliseo Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Mexico) – Silueta vs La Pantera
September 30: Pro Wrestling Syndicate (Metuchen, NJ) – Kelly Klein, Annie Social & Maria Manic vs Missy Sampson, Brittany Savage & Tai
September 30: Pro Wrestling Australia (Casula, New South Wales) – Facebrooke vs Jessica Troy; Shazza McKenzie(c) & Big Fudge(c) vs Juan Direction
September 30: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Marcela vs Reyna Isis
September 30: 3 Count Wrestling (Northallerton, North Yorkshire) – Sammii Jayne vs Jetta
September 30: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan)
September 30: Ultimate Championship Wrestling (Christchurch, New Zealand) – Tabitha vs Savannah Summers
October 1: Insane Championship Wrestling (Glasgow, Scotland) – Kay Lee Ray vs Kasey Owens(c)
October 1: Greektown Wrestling (Toronto, Ontario) – Seleziya Sparx vs Alexia Nicole vs Penelope Ford
October 1: Revolution Pro Wrestling (London, England) – Jinny vs Veda Scott
October 1: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan) – Manami Toyota vs Sonoko Kato
October 1: FutureShock Wrestling (Stockport, Manchester) – Lana Austin(c) vs Lady Catherine Darcy
October 2: What Culture Pro Wrestling (Newcastle, England) – Kay Lee Ray(c) vs Bea Priestley
October 2: PROGRESS (Tufnell Park, London) – Chakara; Zoe Lucas; Sierra Loxton; Candyfloss; Charlie Morgan; Charli Evans; Alex Windsor; Millie McKenzie
October 4: Over The Top Wrestling (Dublin, Ireland) – Veda Scott vs Session Moth Martina
October 5: Lucha Forever (London, England) – Viper; Bea Priestley
October 5: Absolute Wrestling (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) – Lana Austin vs Little Miss Roxxy
October 5: MLW’s One-Shot (Orlando, FL) – Santana Garrett vs Mia Yim
October 5: The Crash (Tijuana, Baja California) – Christi Jaynes & Keyra vs Baronessa & Diosa Quetzal
October 6: Big Time Wrestling (Fremont, CA) – Dementia D’Rose(c) vs Shotzi Blackheart
October 6: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London) – Sammii Jayne(c) vs Debbie Sharp; Kay Lee Ray vs Jinny
October 6: HOPE Wrestling (Derby, England) – Alex Windsor vs Bobbi Tyler
October 7: Westside Xtreme Wrestling (Oberhausen, Germany) – Viper vs Melanie Gray; Laura Di Matteo vs Killer Kelly; Toni Storm vs Jinny; Alex Windsor vs Pauline
October 7: Westside Xtreme Wrestling (Oberhausen, Germany) – Melanie Gray vs Jinny
October 7: OZ Academy (Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan)
October 7: Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling (Detroit, MI) – Mia Yim vs Mercedes Martinez
October 7: Women Wrestling Stars Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico) – Zuzu Divine vs Diosa Atenea; Mordea vs Princesa Mohicana vs Ishtar vs Blue Danger; Lilith Drak & Dulce Luna vs Sexy Angel & Lady Drago; Lady Cat & Hetzza vs Bombertita & Kally; Samira vs Panterita
October 7: Atomic Championship Wrestling (Stevens, PA) – KC Spinelli vs Tess Valentine; Jordynne Grace vs Delmi Exo; LuFisto(c) vs TBA; Pink Flash Kira(c) vs Jewells Malone
October 7: 4 Gen Wrestling (Pontefract, West Yorkshire) – Saraya Knight vs Sierra Loxton vs Jennie B
October 7: Warriors of Wrestling (Staten Island, NY) – Davienne vs Skylar; Allie Recks vs Renee Michelle; Penelope Ford vs Nikki Addams(c); Terra Calaway & Aria Cadenza vs C-Bunny & Willow Nightingale; Nyla Rosa vs Holidead; Aja Perera vs Vanity
October 7: Apollo Championship Wrestling (Bermondsey, London) – Bea Priestley vs Sammi Baynz
October 7: Atomic Wrestling Entertainment (Orlando, FL) – Rosemary vs Amber Nova
October 8: Mucha Lucha Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) – Priscilla Kelly vs Kiera Hogan vs Kamilla Kane
October 8: OZ Academy (Sapporo, Japan)
October 8: Fierce Females (Shawlands, Glasgow) – Lana Austin; Bete Noire; Bea Priestley; Danni Hunter; Leah Owens; Shax; Chakara; Jokey; Isla Dawn; Sammie Jo; Viper; Sara Marie Taylor; Lauren
October 8: Women’s Wrestling Revolution (Providence, RI) – Tessa Blanchard; Deonna Purrazzo vs Mia Yim; Taeler Hendrix & Alexxis Nevaeh vs Delmi Exo & Ashley Vox; Renee Michelle; Rachael Ellering vs Jordynne Grace; Karen Q; Tasha Steelz
October 8: XWA Wrestling (Colchester. Essex) – Sammii Jayne vs Kay Lee Ray
October 9: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Rina Yamashita(c) vs Misaki Ohata
October 9: Ice Ribbon (Tokyo, Japan) – Satsuki Totoro & Nao DATE vs Hamuko Hoshi & Mochi Miyagi; Risa Sera(c) vs Maruko Nagasaki; Tsukasa Fujimoto(c) Mio Momono & Arisa Nakajima.
October 9: PURE-J (Tokyo, Japan) – Manami Toyota vs Yako Fujigasaki; Hanako Nakamori vs Alex Lee; Aoi Kizuki vs Manami Katsu; Command Bolshoi(c) & Leon(c) vs Saori Anou & Natsumi Maki
October 10: AAA Japan (Tokyo, Japan) – Danny Jones, Diego & Sumire Natsu vs Taylor Adams, Rekka & Heidi Katrina
October 12: Bar Wrestling (Baldwin Park, CA) – Rosemary; Candice Lerae; Taya Valkyrie; Laura James; Heather Monroe; Sage Sin
October 13: AAW (LaSalle, IL) – Rachael Ellering vs Allysin Kay; Candice LeRae vs Britt Baker
October 13th: Ring of Honor (Pittsburgh, PA) – Britt Baker
October 14: North American Wrestling Allegiance (Dallas, TX) – Christi Jaynes vs Machiko vs Simply Luscious vs Taya Valkyrie; Barbi Hayden
October 14: Keystone Championship Wrestling (Darby, PA) – Roni Nicole vs Willow Nightingale vs Faye Jackson
October 14: Lucky Pro Wrestling (Clinton, MA) – Davienne(c) vs Delmi Exo vs Adira vs Isana
October 14: Target Wrestling (Carlisle, England) – Veda Scott
October 14: Tokyo Joshi Pro (Tokyo, Japan) – Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone vs Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima
October 14: Elev8 Pro Wrestling (New Orleans, LA) – Amaiya Jade; Robyn Reid; Hyan
October 14: Ring of Honor (Columbus, OH) – Holidead
October 14: New England Championship Wrestling (Wakefield, MA) – Naoma Tala vs Amanda Fox
October 14: BWE Wrestling (Halifax, West Yorkshire) – Little Miss Roxxy(c) vs Xia Brookside
October 15: Absolute Wrestling Entertainment (Hamilton, Ontario) – Beautiful Beaa vs Chelsea Green
October 15: OZ Academy (Osaka, Japan)
October 15: Glory Pro Wrestling (Alton, IL) – Kylie Rae vs Savanna Stone
October 15: Insane Championship Wrestling (Edinburgh, Scotland) – Viper
October 18: SEAdLINNNG (Tokyo, Japan) – Manami Toyota; Nanae Takahashi; Kaho Kobayashi; Sareee
October 20: SHINE 46 (Ybor City, FL)
October 21: Black Label Pro (Crown Point, IN) – Nicole Savoy; Jordynne Grace; Angelus Layne & Dominic Garrini vs The Carnies
October 21: East Coast Wrestling Association (Woodbury Heights, NJ) – Karen Q; Deonna Purrazzo; Santana Garrett; Allie Recks; Christina Marie; Skylar
October 21: Future Wrestling Australia (Wolli Creek, New South Wales) – Laurel Van Ness vs Alyna
October 21: ZERO 1 USA (Mattoon, IL) – Madison Rayne vs Randi West vs Thunderkitty
October 21: Jersey All Pro Wrestling (Rahway, NJ) – LuFisto vs Gabby Ortiz vs Penelope Ford vs Katred
October 22: Tidal Championship Wrestling (Leeds, West Yorkshire) – Lana Austin vs Lizzy Styles(c) vs Little Miss Roxxy
October 22: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Allie Kat vs Angel Blue
October 22: WWE’s TLC (Minneapolis, MN)
October 27: ZERO1 USA (Rantoul, IL) – Deonna Purrazzo vs Laurel Van Ness
October 27: Pro Wrestling WAVE (Tokyo, Japan) – Manami Toyota vs Sakura Hirota
October 27: NOVA Pro Wrestling (Annandale, VA)
October 27: Hybrid Wrestling (Eddystone, PA) – Deonna Purrazzo vs Maria Manic
October 28: Southside Wrestling Entertainment (Stevenage, Hertfordshire) – Veda Scott vs Saraya Knight(c) vs Kay Lee Ray vs Lana Austin
October 28: Canuck Pro (Toronto, Ontario) – Session Moth Martina vs Joey Ryan
October 28: Pro Wrestling Chaos (Hanham, Bristol) – Viper; Sierra Loxton; Jetta; Jamie Hayter; Rhia O’Reilly; Jinny; Dahlia Black; Martina
October 28: Pro Wrestling Revolver (Clive, IA) – Candice LeRae; Tessa Blanchard; Jessicka Havok
October 28: Westside Xtreme Wrestling (London, England) – Alex Windsor vs Toni Storm
October 29: OZ Academy (Kanagawa, Japan) – Hiroyo Matsumoto(c) vs Yoshiko; Mayumi Ozaki & Yumi Ohka vs AKINO(c) & Kaho Kobayashi(c)
October 29: FEST Wrestling (Gainesville, FL) – Aria Blake; Priscilla Kelly; Allie Kat; Su Yung(c) vs Chuck Taylor; Kamilla Kane; Delilah Doom; Trish Adora; Savannah Evans; Laura James & Joey Ryan vs Joey Janela & Penelope Ford; Holidead vs Rachael Ellering
October 29: Ice Ribbon (Tokyo, Japan)
November 3: Limitless Wrestling (Westbrook, ME) – Jessicka Havok
November 3: AAW (Berwyn, IL) – Delilah Doom vs Veda Scott; Su Yung vs Kylie Rae
November 4: ZERO1 USA (Maroa, IL) – Hyan
November 4: Battle Club Pro (Ridgefield Park, NJ) – Santana Garrett vs Jordynne Grace
November 4: Atomic Championship Wrestling (Stevens, PA)
November 5: Bound For Glory (Ottawa, Ontario) – Taya Valkyrie vs Rosemary; Sienna(c) vs Gail Kim vs Taryn Terrell vs Allie
November 9: NXT Live (Phoenix, AZ)
November 10: NXT Live (Las Vegas, NV)
November 10: RISE 5: Rising Sun (Berwyn, IL)
November 11: NXT Live (Riverside, CA)
November 11: SHIMMER 96-97 (Berwyn, IL) – Rachael Ellering; Candice LeRae
November 11: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
November 12: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
November 12: Dropkick Depression (Ridgefield Park, NJ) – Hellen Vale, Katred & Nyla Rose vs Willow Nightingale, Kasey Catal & Kennadi Copeland; Angelus Layne & Terra Calaway vs The Brotein Pack
November 12: SHIMMER 98-99 (Berwyn, IL) – Rachael Ellering; Candice LeRae
November 12: Action Packed Wrestling (Huntington, WV) – Holidead vs Yasha
November 17: Canuck Pro (Calgary, Alberta) – Chelsea Green vs Joey Ryan; Penelope Ford vs Rachael Ellering; Mia Yim vs Sumie Sakai
November 18: Canuck Pro (Calgary, Alberta) – Mia Yim vs Veda Scott vs Penelope Ford vs Taya Valkyrie vs Chelsea Green vs Sumie Sakai
November 18: Three Count Wrestling (Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire) – Charli Evans; Little Miss Roxxy
November 24: NOVA Pro Wrestling (Fairfax, VA)
November 24: World Series Wrestling (Melbourne, Victoria) – Tessa Blanchard vs Indi Hartwell
November 24-26: WrestleCade (Winston Salem, NC)
November 25: Southside Wrestling Entertainment (Sheffield, South Yorkshire) – Sienna; Kay Lee Ray; Shanna
November 25: Starrcade (Greensboro, NC) – Charlotte vs Natalya(c)
November 26: Queens of Combat (Winston Salem, NC) – Su Yung(c) vs TBA; Brittany Blake; Maria Manic; Savannah Evans; Madi Maxx
November 26: Queens of Combat (Winston Salem, NC) – Su
Yung(c) vs TBA; Brittany Blake; Maria Manic; Savannah Evans; Madi Maxx
November 26: OZ Academy (Yokohama, Japan)
November 26: APEX Pro Wrestling (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire) – Alex Windsor vs Jayde
November 27: World Series Wrestling (Penrith, New South Wales) – Tessa Blanchard vs Shazza McKenzie
December 1: RISE 6: Brutality / Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Priscilla Kelly; Nicole Savoy; Britt Baker; Shotzi Blackheart; LuFisto; Jordynne Grace; Mercedes Martinez; Cheerleader Melissa
December 2: Alternative Wrestling Show (South Gate, CA) – Chelsea Green; Priscilla Kelly; Nicole Savoy; Britt Baker; Shotzi Blackheart; LuFisto; Jordynne Grace; Mercedes Martinez; Delilah Doom; Kris Wolf; Cheerleader Melissa; Lacey Lane
December 2: British Empire Wrestling (U.K) – Savannah Summers; Saraya Knight; KC Spinelli
December 2: North American Wrestling Alliance (Dallas, TX) – Kamilla Kaine
December 3: OZ Academy (Hiraizami, Japan)
December 3: British Empire Wrestling (Mitcham, London) – Savannah Summers; KC Spinelli; Kasey Owens(c)
December 16: Canuck Pro (Calgary, Alberta) – Bea Priestley vs Taya Valkyrie
January 7: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan)
Janaury 13: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
January 14: OZ Academy (Okinawa, Japan)
February 10: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
March 3: BLOOD Brothers Pro Wrestling
March 10: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
March 17: OZ Academy (Tokyo, Japan)
April 6: PROGRESS (New Orleans, LA)
April 7: PROGRESS (New Orleans, LA)
April 14: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
May 12: Making Towns Classic (Nashville, TN)
May 12: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
June 9: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
July 14: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
August 11: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
September 8: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
October 13: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
November 10: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
December 8: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Bethnal Green, London)
Data collected from but not limited to: Cagematch, Puroresu Spirit, Hashtag Wrestling, WrestleRopes UK, Battle-News, EnzuigiriPuro
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