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WWE Megathread: September 30-October 4

2019.10.01 00:33 SiphenPrax WWE Megathread: September 30-October 4

NOTE: Due to a massive change in the scheduling of WWE programming starting this week, as well as the wrestling industry in general, the format of these megathreads will change going forward, starting today. There won't be any major changes, the only changes will be in how shows on here will be formatted. For example, RAW will still be on top, because it is the first show of the week, but NXT will now be second, with NXT UK third, and finally Smackdown at the bottom to close the week. Thank you for your consideration in these changes and now, off to the WWE Megathread!
We're officially at the go-home week for Hell in a Cell and a MASSIVE week for WWE in general! Here's what you need to know:
On RAW, Sasha Banks defeated Nikki Cross in a hard-fought singles match and then attacked Alexa Bliss after the match, who tried to help her tag-team partner. Wanting revenge, Alexa Bliss will be challenging Sasha Banks in a singles match for this week. Meanwhile, Becky Lynch had a sit-down interview with Michael Cole and explained that if Sasha is so obsessed with trying to end her, at Hell in a Cell, Sasha better hope that she ends Becky before Becky ends her. Also, Carmella became the fifth 24/7 champion after she pulled a surprise roll-up on R-Truth. R-Truth loved it and tried to celebrate with her, but not a bunch of women tried to chase after Carmella to get the title. Finally, Lacey Evans defeated Ember Moon in a singles match, where Lacey, once again, applied the sharpshooter to spite Natalya.
On NXT, Dakota Kai returned to in-ring action after being put on the sidelines for many months, defeating Taynara (formerly Taynara Conti) in a quick squash match. Rhea Ripley also had a quick squash match, defeating Kayden Carter (formerly known as Lacey Lane). Meanwhile, NXT female recruits Chelsea Green & Deonna Purrazzo were shown in the crowd during a match between Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. Chase Parker and Matt Martel. And, of course, Shayna Baszler will put her NXT Women's Championship on the line this week against Candice LeRae.
On NXT UK, a promo package aired detailing Tegan Nox's return to the ring ahead of her big singles non-title match with Kay Lee Ray. Also announced during the show for this week is Piper Niven vs. Isla Dawn. Meanwhile, Nina Samuels defeated local talent Dani Luna in a singles match.
Finally, on Smackdown, Sasha Banks and Bayley defeated Carmella and Charlotte Flair in a tag-team match when Sasha forced Carmella to tap out with the Banks Statement. After the match, Carmella left with R-Truth, who was at ringside, since they were being chased by other women who wanted the 24/7 Championship. Back in the ring, Charlotte, who was surrounded by Sasha and Bayley, tried to fight them off but was beaten down. Becky Lynch then showed up to make the save and attack Sasha and Bayley before they escaped. Shortly after this attack, it was announced that, for Smackdown's big premiere on FOX this week, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair would take on Sasha Banks and Bayley in a women's tag-team re-match from a few weeks ago. At the end of the show, while Becky was giving an interview backstage, Sasha attacked her from behind and beat her down while slamming her into numerous objects. The referees broke it up and Sasha left Becky for dead. Meanwhile, the Kabuki Warriors defeated Fire and Desire in a tag-team match.
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2018.04.14 20:33 SaintRidley 30 Days of Women's Wrestling Trailblazers Bonus! - Day 31 LuFisto, Sara Del Rey, Mercedes Martinez, MsChif, and Cheerleader Melissa

Thank you so much for reading along with the 30-day series. I have one more post for you, and it’s a bonus. Today we look at the careers of five of the most important women in modern American independent wrestling, on whose backs the real Divas/Women’s (R)Evolution began. I would also like to plug the new subreddit /QueensoftheRing for more discussion about women’s wrestling, past and present.
Prologue
All five of these women got their starts in the late 90s-early 2000s at a time when women’s wrestling in the United States was very much an endangered species. Following the collapse of the territory system, it didn’t exist but for the occasional filler match in WCW and ECW, the AWA was dead, the NWA World Women’s Championship was inactive, few of the remaining holdout territories that hadn’t folded offered anything at all, and Moolah had sold her title to the WWF. You had GLOW, POWW, LMLW, the LPWA, and WOW – all short-lived women’s promotions – holding the torch alive for women’s wrestling at a time when women’s wrestling was a falling star. The Professional Girl Wrestling Association of Penny Banner was the only long-lasting women’s organization, and mostly facilitated booking girls through other promotions. The only major promotion to sustain interest in women’s wrestling for any length of time was the WWF.
Despite that, the WWF Women’s Championship had a troubled history. There was the Original Screwjob (which frankly seems far less original when you know about Burke and Byers, but Moolah had done enough to largely erase the contributions of the women who came before her from the business). There was the deactivation of the title during Rockin Robin’s reign. There was the revival with Madusa as Alundra Blayze and the partnership with AJW, only for the division to be shuttered once again. By the close of the century, the WWF revived women’s wrestling within itself once more as little more than a booby prize, an excuse to titillate the audience by giving it to whomever Vince McMahon thought had the nicest breasts that day. This is a time when the championship was won by stripping the opponent, or wrestling in gravy, or losing a match by being stripped to your underwear (as Debra did), or by a man in drag as a joke, where at no point did the concept of wrestling seem to even factor into the picture.
The Divas division of the post-Lita and Trish era is derided as being the nadir of women’s wrestling in WWE but compared to the Attitude Era prior to the folding of WCW it would have seemed a golden age. That is what women’s wrestling was as the five women profiled today were first breaking into the business, and each of them balked and said that wasn’t for them. Each took their own path to improving the situation on the independent scene, and all five would come together at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, Illinois, where Dave Prazak and Allison Danger made the daring attempt to start an all-women wrestling promotion in the United States that aimed to be more like AJW, GAEA, Jd’, or JWP than any American women’s promotion had ever tried to be. That promotion, SHIMMER, is still the shining star of the independent scene for women in American wrestling thirteen years later.
The following five women could very well be considered the five pillars of women’s independent wrestling in the 21st century. Without their work, as well as that of the others they’ve wrestled and trained, SHIMMER would probably not be the success story it is and women’s wrestling in America would potentially still be endangered.
LuFisto
Born on February 15, 1980 in Sorel, Quebec, Genevieve Goulet became interested in wrestling when she saw tapes of Manami Toyota, Bull Nakano, and Akira Hokuto. Luna Vachon and her unique look, however, was a much more local inspiration. After being coached through training by Pierre Marchessault and Patrick Lewis, retired wrestler Lise Raymond gave LuFisto the final pep talk that cemented everything together. LuFisto was advised to stand up for herself and never let wrestlers who didn’t want women in wrestling demean her, and that it’s “better to be a bitch and secure one’s spot than to get along with them” (Laprade and Murphy, 358).
LuFisto debuted as Lucifer in 1997, wrestling across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan. Over the course of these early years she became Luscious Lucy, then Precious Lucy, and finally LuFisto. She made her mark as a hardcore wrestler and was soon known as the First Lady of Hardcore, leading to an invitation to wrestle some extreme shows for Lucha Libre Femenil, before taking a two-month tour of Japan where she trained with Sara Del Rey and Kana.
Somehow, LuFisto has never been signed to a major promotion. She talked to WCW in 2000, though for obvious reasons (namely, their freefall collapse) nothing came of this. In 2009 she nearly signed with TNA, but the arrival of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff put an end to that. LuFisto heard rumblings that it was due to her looks, as she didn’t look “enough like the Beautiful People” (Laprade and Murphy, 357). She had a tryout with TNA in 2012, and tried to enter both TNA’s Gut Check Challenge and WWE’s Tough Enough, but was passed over.
LuFisto has reason to claim responsibility for the legalization of intergender wrestling in Ontario. That began in April 2003, when a hardcore intergender tag team match she was scheduled for was cancelled due to another promoter filing a complaint with the Ontario Athletic Commission (predictably, these rules only applied to independent wrestling, as WWE had run intergender matches in Ontario without interference from the Commission). LuFisto enlisted the help of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, making the case that “the regulation in question was a violation of [her] human rights, based on [her] gender” (Laprade and Murphy, 362). On May 10, 2006, the Ontario Athletic Commission not only lifted the ban on intergender wrestling, but deregulated professional wrestling completely. OAC commissioner Ken Hayashi said of the decision:
It's been something we've been considering for a while. There's been a lot of requests from promoters for de-regulation. The bottom line is there were no real health and safety regulations (to oversee), that's the main thrust of this office. Wrestling is choreographed, pre-arranged. I think we are the only jurisdiction in Canada that still regulates it. It was just a matter of time and that time has come; we no longer regulate professional wrestling.
Of the five women profiled today, LuFisto has been wrestling the longest. Despite this, she is the only one not to be a SHIMMER original, making her debut in SHIMMER on volume 7. She’s appeared on 65 of SHIMMER’s 100 volumes (and will likely add to that number today and tomorrow as volumes 101-104 tape), and has wrestled numerous times against and alongside women like Cheerleader Melissa, Kana, Mercedes Martinez, Rain, Kellie Skater, the Canadian Ninjas, and Amazing Kong.
For the past 20 years, LuFisto has been a constant force on the independent scene, where she’s earned numerous accolades. Among her past championship accomplishments are the CZW Iron Man Championship (the first woman to win it), two reigns with the NCW International Femmes Fatales Championship, the WSU World Championship, and numerous others from smaller promotions. She’s won several tournaments, including the 2007 IWA Mid-South Queen of the Deathmatch tournament, the 2007 Sherri Memorial Cup Tournament (with partner El Generico), and the 2010 NCW Femmes Fatales Championship Tournament. Other honors include being inducted into the Association de Lutte Féminine Quebec Female Wrestling Hall of Fame and winning the 2008 CZW Best of the Best People’s Choice award. LuFisto is, at the time of writing, the current reigning Shine champion.
LuFisto suffered a stroke on April 17, 2010, but it only kept her out of the ring for a month and a half. There’s no doubt she’s one of the toughest women in professional wrestling today. She was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer. The easiest way you as a fan can help LuFisto with her medical bills (she’s Canadian, but because she is now an American citizen she has to deal with American healthcare) by visiting her website and buying merch.
Matches
NGX May 7, 2005, vs. Princesa Sugey, hardcore match
CZW November 10, 2007, vs. Sabian
ALF October 12, 2007, with El Generico vs. Misty Haven and Alex von Payton (round 1 Sensational Sherri Memorial Cup
SMASH August 18, 2013, vs. Vanessa Kraven
CZW Prelude to Violence May 31, 2014, with Kimber Lee vs. Jessicka Havok and Nevaeh
Beyond #HOGxBEYOND June 17, 2016, vs. Sonya Strong
Beyond Over-Nite Sensation December 11, 2016, vs. Kimber Lee
Beyond #Caffeine April 2, 2017, vs. Deonna Purrazzo
Beyond Feeling Minnesota April 30, 2017, with Jordynne Grace (Team PAWG) vs. Anthony Greene and Brick Mastone (ΑΣΣ)
Sara Del Rey
The Death Rey, the Queen of Wrestling, The American Angel. Sara Del Rey has gone by many names, but she was born Sara Ann Amato on November 13, 1980 in Martinez, California. She started wrestling in 2001 after being trained by Brian Danielson, and today she’s the assistant head coach in WWE’s Performance Center, being the driving force behind the rise in quality of WWE’s women’s division.
A year after her debut in 2001, Del Rey was accepted to a tour with ARSION in Japan, where she sat under the learning tree of Aja Kong and truly began to hone her craft. She wrestled in Japan and Mexico, and wound up back in the United States to take part in the first taping for Dave Prazak’s new all-women’s promotion SHIMMER, where she and Mercedes Martinez fought to a time-limit draw in their first match together. SHIMMER was at that time closely-affiliated with Ring of Honor, and Del Rey was a fixture of the nascent Women of Honor division, as well as in CHIKARA.
In SHIMMER, Del Rey was the de facto locker room leader. She was there to wrestle for the first 48 shows without missing a one before she was signed to WWE. She was the ace of the promotion, and in the words of Dave Prazak she was someone “young wrestlers looked up to” as “someone to aspire to be like because she proved that gender doesn’t have to hold one back from being a top-flight pro wrestler.”
Del Rey won the 2007 tournament to crown the first SHIMMER Champion, and in 2010 she got to have a dream match, partnering with Claudio Castagnoli against Manami Toyota and Mike Quackenbush. In 2011 she got to wrestle and defeat Aja Kong, Tsubasa Kuragaki, and Ayako Hamada. Del Rey is one of the rare few wrestlers from outside of Japan to have defeated Asuka at any point in her career, and one of only two to do it twice. And in 2012 she got the rare distinction of placing #430 in the PWI 500 after having defeated such male wrestlers as Castagnoli and El Generico (Laprade and Murphy, 408). From March to July 2012, she and Courtney Rush were the SHIMMER Tag Team Champions as the Queens of Winning, making her the first woman to have won both the SHIMMER Tag Team and singles championships.
Del Rey signed with WWE in 2012 and retired from active wrestling, taking on her current role of trainer in the Performance Center. It’s her “lifelong passion,” she told Vice. Her enduring legacy is WWE’s revived, revitalized, revolutionized women’s division.
Matches
ROH , vs. Taeler Hendrix
ROH, vs. Amazing Kong
AIW, vs. Hailey Hatred
SHIMMER June 2, 2007, vs. Lacey to crown the first SHIMMER champion
Jersey All Pro Wrestling, December 11, 2010, vs. LuFisto for the JAPW Women’s Championship
SHIMMER October 2, 2011, with Madison Eagles vs. Ayumi Kurihara and Ayako Hamada for the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship
Bonus promo segments: Sara tries to find a partner on SHIMMER volume 47
Mercedes Martinez
Born Jasmine Benitez on November 17, 1980 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Mercedes Martinez grew up as a fan of professional wrestling and was inspired by wrestlers like Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. GLOW gained a fan in her as well. She played basketball in high school and college until she was injured and had to quit. That’s when she learned of a new pro wrestling school opened by Jason Knight (Laprade and Murphy, 244). Like LuFisto, she’s never been signed by a major promotion, though she has worked a few matches for ROH and WWE in her tenure.
Within a month of beginning her training, Martinez had her debut match in 2000, and Knight gave her the name Mercedes Martinez. She made the rounds of the New England independent circuit, impressing enough to impress Dave Prazak, who brought her in to main event SHIMMER’s first show in a time-limit draw against Sara Del Rey, the first of 69 volumes she has wrestled on for SHIMMER (possibly as many as 73 after this weekend). In 2005 and 2006 Martinez worked the indies, being a highlight of SHIMMER’s shows and in 2007 she became part of Ring of Honor’s Vulture Squad stable. She won several titles, including the NWA Midwest/IWA Mid-South Women’s Championship, the WXW Cruiserweight Championship, and the WXW Women’s Championship.
In 2006 Martinez was given a tryout with WWE in a match against Victoria, but she wasn’t what they were looking for (Laprade and Murphy, 345).
“I was told to revamp myself,” she said, in reference to the feedback the WWE road agents provided following the match. “My style was too aggressive for them – too hardcore, too strong-style. I had to tone it down and we could go from there. I didn’t want to water down myself and be something they wanted me to be when I knew what I was capable of at that time.”
So Martinez said thanks but no thanks and went back to the independents. “I don’t regret turning them down because what they wanted wasn’t right for me,” she said. If what’s going on now [a greater emphasis on athleticism and workrate] had happened 10 years ago, I believe I would have been there.”
One of Martinez’s biggest accomplishments came under Sean McCaffrey’s stewardship of Women Superstars Uncensored. She was brought in as a top star and a booker, winning the WSU championship on March 7, 2009. Martinez made many marks in history during her feud with Angel Orsini, including the first women’s bullrope match, and on June 6 in an Iron Man match. Feeling a 30 minute match would be too easy and even ho-hum, they made a 60 minute match that went into sudden death overtime, ending at a final time of ~71 minutes, officially becoming the longest women’s match ever (blowing away every the 60-minute draw in AJW and even the 63 minute no contest claimed on Mildred Burke’s behalf for her shoot with June Byers). Martinez would hold the title for three years before dropping it to Jessicka Havok, but not before breaking her own record in a title defense on August 6, 2011 against Lexxus (Impact’s Alisha Edwards) that went 73 minutes.
In 2017 Martinez was part of WWE’s Mae Young Classic, where she advanced to the semi-final before losing to a familiar face from SHIMMER: Shayna Baszler. Baszler, Martinez, and Nicole Savoy were a stable in SHIMMER at the time called Trifecta, with Martinez as the SHIMMER champion and Savoy as the Heart of SHIMMER champion, with Baszler as the extra muscle.
Following the tournament, Baszler signed with WWE, and Aja Kong was brought in as a new third member of Trifecta, with Martinez explicitly calling her the new #2 of the group, to the annoyance of Savoy. Savoy would turn on Trifecta and win the SHIMMER Championship from Martinez. Martinez unsuccessfully challenged Savoy for the title at SHIMMER 100.
Martinez is a highly decorated champion with nearly thirty championship reigns in her career. She is currently the SHINE Tag Team champion with Ivelisse as well as the WSU Champion (in her third reign). She recently lost the NCW Femmes Fatales International Championship to Vanessa Kraven and the SHIMMER Championship to Nicole Savoy.
In 2014 Martinez was inducted into the WXW Hall of Fame, and in 2017 she was inducted into the WSU Hall of Fame. In 2011 she was #2 in the PWI Female 50. She’s still going strong, as well as teaching newer wrestlers through seminars with RISE.
Matches
WWE Heat June 12, 2006, vs. Victoria (tryout match)
SHIMMER October 2, 2011 and March 17, 2012, vs. Athena (highlights from vols. 43 and 44, entirety of the match from vol. 45)
AAW November 26, 2016, vs. Kimber Lee for the SHIMMER championship
WWE Network
July 14, 2017 Mae Young Classic round of 16, vs. Princesa Sugehit
July 14, 2017 Mae Young Classic quarterfinal, vs. Abbey Laith
July 14, 2017 Mae Young Classic semifinal, vs. Shayna Baszler
Nov. 15, 2017 NXT, vs. Ember Moon
MsChif
Rachel Frobel, née Collins, was born in 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri. A microbiologist by trade, she was profiled on The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers (here are some clips), where she revealed that her inspiration to wrestle came when a secretary asked her what she would do if she could pick any thing fun to do in life. She began training in 2000, one of only two women in her class and the only one who stuck with it past two shows.
She debuted in July 2001, and wrestled intergender matches until Daizee Haze came into the picture. The two worked each other and as partners across the Midwest independents, and in 2005 the two took part in the first SHIMMER taping. Haze wrestled Lacey in the main event while MsChif wrestled an intense brawl against Cheerleader Melissa. With her banshee scream and imposing look, MsChif by all appearances should have been the heel, but in reality she was the face of the match. In her tenure with SHIMMER, MsChif would wrestle on 52 volumes.
MsChif won the NWA World Women’s Championship from Christie Ricci in January 2007. MsChif explains that NWA promoter “Ed Chuman really wanted to kick up the women’s division and get it out into the spotlight,” perhaps an attempt to reverse some of the damage it had done to its own reputation in women’s wrestling during the early TNA years, but “unfortunately, several of the NWA promotions didn’t have a lot of money and weren’t willing to invest in women’s wrestling. It never took off quite the way Ed wanted” (Laprade and Murphy, 368).
Around this time, MsChif would say that she had no intention of going to WWE, explaining:
It’s sad to me to see talented women wrestlers go to waste because the WWE won’t really let them wrestle. Instead they use them as nothing more than sex objects. I don’t ever want to leave wrestling the way I wrestle now. I don’t want to be told what I can and can’t do.
She would lose the title to Amazing Kong in April, before winning it back on April 27, 2008, the day after she won the SHIMMER Championship from Sara Del Rey. She would hold the SHIMMER Championship for 715 days before dropping it to Madison Eagles, the longest reign with the title on record, and would hold onto the NWA World Women’s Championship for 818 days before dropping it to Tasha Simone. She was also the NWA Midwest Women’s champion for four years during this period. This time as a triple champion helped her earn her spot at #4 on the PWI Female 50 for 2009.
MsChif married Michael Elgin on July 4, 2013, and they had a child in September 2015. MsChif’s last match to date was on May 11, 2014. If she intends to return to the ring in the foreseeable future, she hasn’t said, but she has also not made any official statement of retirement. She’s not ready just yet to close the door on wrestling (Laprade and Murphy, 369).
Matches
ROH, vs. Daizee Haze, Lacey, and Ashley Lane
EWF, with Christina Eerie vs. Candice LeRae and Davina Rose
SHIMMER April 7, 2007, vs. Amazing Kong
RQW 2007, vs. Eden Black and Cheerleader Melissa for the RQW Women’s Championship
D1W June 7, 2013, vs. Crazy Mary Dobson
Cheerleader Melissa
Born Melissa Anderson on August 17, 1982 in Los Angeles, Cheerleader Melissa is a second generation wrestler. Her father, Doug Anderson, had her attending Cauliflower Alley Club banquets from the time she was a teenager. When his tag team partner opened a wrestling school in San Bernadino, she signed up at the age of 15.
She trained under the tutelage of Billy Anderson (no relation, but he was her father's tag team partner) and began touring the All Pro Wrestler circuit as a manager to the Ballard Brothers, a pair of heelish hockey players as their villainous cheerleader. She received additional training from Christopher Daniels and Brian Danielson before having her first match in 1999 on her 17th birthday, where she lost to Lexi Fyfe. She thought “Cheerleader Melissa” would be just a temporary thing, but she “realized very quickly that in the field of sports entertainment, that the name Melissa wasn’t marketable – it wasn’t catch and not getting people’s attention at all” (Laprade and Murphy, 354).
In 2002 Melissa was invited to Japan to work with ARSION, wrestling against Lioness Asuka on her 20th birthday. By 2004 her hard work was already paying off, when the Cauliflower Alley Club gave her their Future Legend Award. They weren’t wrong.
On the West coast she wrestled for ChickFight, and when SHIMMER opened its doors in 2005, she was right there on the first show, proving her heel credentials against MsChif. The most prolific wrestler for the promotion, she has wrestled on 89 volumes of SHIMMER (and likely more this weekend), most recently defeating Shotzi Blackheart at SHIMMER 100.
As far as SHIMMER goes, she wrestled the most consecutive volumes of any SHIMMER wrestler, working the first 60 volumes. She would have wrestled the first 80 straight volumes if not for having to get stitches at the hospital following a match with LuFisto on volume 60, forcing her to only appear in a run-in on 61 after rushing from the hospital to make the show in time.
Melissa would become the SHIMMER champion in 2011 by defeating Madison Eagles. She would lose it to Saraya Knight, before regaining it on April 6, 2013 by defeating Knight in SHIMMER’s first ever cage match to become the first two-time SHIMMER champion (an honor only she and Mercedes Martinez share). This helped make her #1 on the PWI Female 50 for 2013. Through her time in SHIMMER, she also became only the second American to have two pinfall victories against Kana (WWE's Asuka).
All the while, Melissa tried out for WWE in 2006, though she was passed over. She was at one point considered for a spot in WWE prior to that tryout, but nothing came of it due to a change in direction (namely, the dropping of the Muhammad Hassan character). She was originally to have been part of the Muhammed Hassan and Khosrow Daivari group, and this led to the persona she adopted when she first joined TNA in 2008 as Raisha Saeed. She managed Awesome Kong and occasionally wrestled in this role, but she was criminally underused. At some point someone in TNA realized this, so they asked her to do double duty. She debuted as Alissa Flash in 2009 and wrestled outside the niqab all while also wearing it to wrestle for and/or against Kong as well (October 20 and 21, 2009, for instance saw her wrestle as Saeed one day and Flash the next, losing to Awesome Kong and Tara, respectively). She requested her release from TNA in 2010 due to feeling underused.
In 2014 she was made president of Stardom’s American branch, responsible for booking American talent for Stardom shows. In that role she and Madusa have had many conversations relating to the struggles of being a woman in wrestling (Laprade and Murphy, 356-57).
“When I talk to Madusa, I sometimes feel like I’m talking to a version of myself from the future. We’ve had so many of the same experiences. When she worked for some of the bigger companies, she would struggle because she had trained in Japan with that style. She would wrestle and the men would be pissed that they had to follow her. I was like, ‘Oh God, you too?’”
In the middle of season 2 of Lucha Underground Melissa debuted as Mariposa. It was her first taste of a big tv production since her TNA days. She wishes everything happening in women’s wrestling right now could have happened a few years ago when she was younger, believing that women’s wrestling “is on the verge of a breakthrough” in all parts of the industry (Laprade and Murphy, 357).
Matches
WWE Heat May 26, 2006, vs. Victoria (tryout match)
Impact May 5, 2009, vs. Daffney
Impact May 27, 2009, vs. Sojo Bolt
Impact November 15, 2009, vs. Hamada
QPro February 1, 2014, vs. Joey Ryan
Lucha Underground May 4, 2016, vs. Sexy Star No Más match
DDT June 26, 2016, vs. Matt Stryker for the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight championship
UCW May 2017, vs. Marti Daniels, Nikita LaFleur, Gabrielle Arce, Dementria, and Paradise (gauntlet match)
Sources
Clapp, John, “WWE’s Secret Weapon: How Sara Amato is changing the Divas division WWE.com (March 11, 2014)
Kreiser, Jamie Melissa, “Getting into MsChif” for SLAM! Sports (April 16, 2007)
Lacroix, Corey David “Ontario de-regulates pro wrestling” for SLAM! Sports (May 29, 2006)
Laprade, Pat and Dan Murphy, Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women’s Wrestling (ECW Press, 2017)
Laprade, Patric, “Ten years later, Cheerleader Melissa far more than a future legend” for SLAM! Sports (June 3, 2014)
McCaffrey, Sean, “In praise of Mercedes Martinez” for SLAM! Sports (July 13, 2017)
Winkle, Luke, “The WWE’s First-Ever Female Trainer is Ushering in a New Golden Era for Women WrestlersVice (April 26, 2015)
Previously:
Minerva Cora Livingston Clara Mortensen Ida Mae Martinez Cora and Debbie Combs
Penny Banner The Beauty Pair Babs Wingo, Marva Scott, Ethel Johnson Judy Grable Jaguar Yokota
Susan Tex Green The Glamour GirlsDevil Masami Mae Weston Sandy Parker
Monster Ripper Kay Noble Vivian and Luna Vachon The Crush Gals Gladys Gillem
Beverly Shade Evelyn Stevens Sensational Sherri Princess Little Cloud Dump Matsumoto
Nell Stewart Lola Gonzalez Manami Toyota June Byers Mildred Burke
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2016.09.30 14:26 Tweakedenigma It's Indie Friday! Brought to you by /r/ROH and /r/INDIEWRESTLING

Weekly Updates:
Lots of shows taking place this weekend: WWN & Full Impact Pro Wrestling present All Or Nothing 2016 Friday, September 30th, 2016 Bell Time - 8 PM EDT
Though not indies both ROH and TNA have big PPVS this weekend:
ROH Presents ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA VII Friday, September 30th, 2016 Bell Time - 9PM EDT. Available on the ROH Website, the Fite App or Traditional PPV.
TNA Presents BOUND FOR GLORY Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 Bell Time - 8PM EDT. Available via The Fite App & Traditional PPV.
Now onto the Free stuff:
Shows:
Innovative Hybrid Wrestling: Unstoppable Season 3 Episode 20 Aired 09/24/2016
WrestleCentre Voltage Aired 09/07/2016
Canadian Wrestling's Elite: Adrenaline Episode 17 Aired 09/22/2016
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic Worldwide Episode 72 Aired 09/28/2016
NWA Smoky Mountain TV Aired 09/24/2016
NWA Rocky Mountain Pro Charged Episode 105 Aired 09/29/2016
West Coast Wrestling Connection Episode 122 Aired 09/26/2016
Reality of Wrestling TV: Episode 129 Aired 09/25/2016
Future Shock: Access ADRENALINE Episode 3 Aired 07/17/2016
Throwback Championship Wrestling Episode 18 Aired 09/22/2016
Pro Wrestling Battleground: Breakout TV Episode 118 Aired 09/26/2016
Pro Wrestling Battleground: Breakout TV Episode 119 Aired 09/26/2016
Continental Championship Wrestling: Superstars of the Ring Aired 09/28/2016
Magnum Pro: Road Rash Aired 09/25/2016
Fully Loaded TV Episode 53 Aired 09/26/2016
Empire Wrestling Federation Episode 1 Aired 09/27/2016
Empire Wrestling Federation Episode 2 Aired 09/29/2016
Atlantic Pro Wrestling Saturday Night Aired 09/17/2016
Classic Wrestling Productions: Next in Line Aired 09/26/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 1 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 2 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 3 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 4 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 5 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 6 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 7 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 8 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 9 Aired 09/10/2016
Fight! Nation: Wednesday Night Wrestling Episode 9 Aired 09/28/2016
VII Pro Wrestling: Fight Forever Aired 09/16/2016
Westside Xtreme Wrestling: Shotgun Episode 275 Aired 09/29/2016
PROWRESTLING ZERO1: Shinjuku FACE Tenkaichi Junior tournament Part 3 Aired 09/20/2016
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO Aired 09/26/2016
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES Aired 09/27/2016
Lucha Azteca Liga Elite Aired 09/24/2016
Matches:
CHIKARA: Officer Warren Barksdale vs. Oleg the Usurper
Ring of Honor: 6 Woman Tag Team match
Warriors of Wrestling: Jason Carrion v "The American Nightmare" Logan Black
Warriors of Wrestling: Vinny Pacifico v Everett Cross
Warriors of Wrestling: JustNeph v Troy Stevens
Warriors of Wrestling: Isaiah Wolf v Manny Martinez
Lucha Underground: TRIOS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
NWA Wrestling Revolution: Richard Reason VS Danny Chance
NWA Wrestling Revolution: Ray Knyte VS Pete Paine
NWA Wrestling Revolution: Erik Shadows VS 'Dirty' Andy Dalton
NWA Midwest Championship Wrestling: Frankie Flynn vs. Brian Carson
NWA Midwest Championship Wrestling: Meat N Taters vs System Elite
NWA Midwest Championship Wrestling: Seth Allen vs. Gideon Malice
Santino Bros. Wrestling: Voodoo Kaos vs Famous B
Santino Bros. Wrestling: Robby Phoenix vs Laberinto - Submission Match
Santino Bros. Wrestling: Jake Atlas vs Douglas James
Premier Pro Wrestling: Scott Colton vs. Andy Anderson
Premier Pro Wrestling: Matt Vine vs. Ronny Metro
Premier Pro Wrestling: Chase Gosling vs. Iniestra
Singapore Pro Wrestling: Sonjay Dutt vs Eita
What Culture Pro Wrestling: Alberto El Patron vs. Big Damo
What Culture Pro Wrestling: El Ligero vs. Travis Banks
What Culture Pro Wrestling: Martin Kirby vs. Pete Dunne
What Culture Pro Wrestling: Joe Coffey vs. Prince Ameen
Pro Wrestling Pride UK: Grado vs Chuck Cyrus / Big Grizzly vs Eddie Ryan
New Age Pro: Owen Knight vs. Kevin Zander
New Age Pro: De ATLien & Grizz vs. Coco Beware & Champion
New Age Pro: Owen Knight vs Chris Mayne & Ken Lee
New Age Pro: Owen Knight vs Kiera Hogan
New Age Pro: De ATLien, Owen Knight, Syler Cross & partner vs the Hierarchy
Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South: Ricochet aka Prince Puma vs. Michael Elgin - Throwback
Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South: Cesaro aka Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dave Taylor -Throwback
Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South: MASADA vs. Matt Hardy -Throwback
United Wrestling Coalition: Harker Dirge vs Matt Cage
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Nick Richads/Donnie Dollars/Joe Black vs Trevor Lee/Ric Converse/Ben Tyler - Throwback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Roy Wilkins & Walter Eaton vs Bobby Wohlfert & Devin Dalton - Throwback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: The 11th Annual CWF Rumble match - Thowback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Ric Converse vs Nick Richards - Throwback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Trevor Lee vs Jason Miller -Throwback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Lee Valiant vs. Joey Silvia - Street Fight - Throwback
Xtreme Wrestling Alliance: JT Dunn vs Paul London
World Wrestling Alliance: Siomara vs Ayzali
World Wrestling Alliance: Kenny Vendetta vs. Elemento
World Wrestling Alliance: Alan Angels vs. "The Factabulous" Talon
World Wrestling Alliance: Tommy Maserati & Alan Angels vs. The Force
World Wrestling Alliance: Damien Parker vs. Austin Towers
World Wrestling Alliance: Tommy Maserati vs. Ashton Starr
World Wrestling Alliance: "BMX" Bobby B vs. "The Street Fighter" Ra's Ali
World Wrestling Alliance: King Garuda vs. John Mavrik
World Wrestling Alliance: Kavron Kanyon vs. The Refelection
Absolute Intense Wrestling: Laredo Kid VS. Candice LeRae VS. Cloudy VS. Louis Lyndon
Great North Wrestling: 2 Cold Scorpion & Jeremy Prophet vs Marco Estrada and Genexis
St. Louis Anarchy: Rachel Summerlyn vs. Gary Jay
Beyond Wrestling: Jonathan Gresham vs. Hot Sauce Tracy Williams
Beyond Wrestling: John Silver vs. Xavier Bell
Beyond Wrestling: Kimber Lee & Heidi Lovelace vs. Chris Dickinson & Sami Callihan
New Generation Wrestling: Mark Haskins vs PAC aka Neville -Throwback
Monster Factory: Josh Woods vs QT Marshall
For even more wrestling action be sure to check out the steaming services offered by: NJPW, Smash Wrestling, PROGRESS Wrestling, Chikara, ICW, CZW/WSU, AAW, AIW, Beyond Wrestling, Womens Wrestling Network, Monster Factory, HoodSlam, ECCW, MPW, WSW, World X-Treme Wrestling, OTW, Covey Pro, IPW:UK, MCW, HighSpots Wrestling Network, Rock Star Pro Network, ECWA, Monster Pro Wrestling, TCW, TNA Wrestling Plus, ROH Ringside, Revolution Pro, Stardom World, Preston City Wrestling On Demand & NWA Classics 24/7
iPPV/VOD/Digital Downloads for various companies are offered via WWNlive, RFVideo, Smart Mark Video, & High Spots. These services offer shows from companies like Evolve, Shine, FIP, Shimmer, OMEGA, CZW, Chikara, PWG, WSU, HoH, FWE, QoC, and Many more.
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2016.09.30 14:21 Tweakedenigma It's Indie Friday!

Weekly Updates:
Lots of shows taking place this weekend: WWN & Full Impact Pro Wrestling present All Or Nothing 2016 Friday, September 30th, 2016 Bell Time - 8 PM EDT
Though not indies both ROH and TNA have big PPVS this weekend:
ROH Presents ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA VII Friday, September 30th, 2016 Bell Time - 9PM EDT. Available on the ROH Website, the Fite App or Traditional PPV.
TNA Presents BOUND FOR GLORY Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 Bell Time - 8PM EDT. Available via The Fite App & Traditional PPV.
Now onto the Free stuff:
Shows:
Innovative Hybrid Wrestling: Unstoppable Season 3 Episode 20 Aired 09/24/2016
WrestleCentre Voltage Aired 09/07/2016
Canadian Wrestling's Elite: Adrenaline Episode 17 Aired 09/22/2016
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic Worldwide Episode 72 Aired 09/28/2016
NWA Smoky Mountain TV Aired 09/24/2016
NWA Rocky Mountain Pro Charged Episode 105 Aired 09/29/2016
West Coast Wrestling Connection Episode 122 Aired 09/26/2016
Reality of Wrestling TV: Episode 129 Aired 09/25/2016
Future Shock: Access ADRENALINE Episode 3 Aired 07/17/2016
Throwback Championship Wrestling Episode 18 Aired 09/22/2016
Pro Wrestling Battleground: Breakout TV Episode 118 Aired 09/26/2016
Pro Wrestling Battleground: Breakout TV Episode 119 Aired 09/26/2016
Continental Championship Wrestling: Superstars of the Ring Aired 09/28/2016
Magnum Pro: Road Rash Aired 09/25/2016
Fully Loaded TV Episode 53 Aired 09/26/2016
Empire Wrestling Federation Episode 1 Aired 09/27/2016
Empire Wrestling Federation Episode 2 Aired 09/29/2016
Atlantic Pro Wrestling Saturday Night Aired 09/17/2016
Classic Wrestling Productions: Next in Line Aired 09/26/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 1 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 2 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 3 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 4 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 5 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 6 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 7 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 8 Aired 09/10/2016
WAW Wrestling: Nightmare in Newton Part 9 Aired 09/10/2016
Fight! Nation: Wednesday Night Wrestling Episode 9 Aired 09/28/2016
VII Pro Wrestling: Fight Forever Aired 09/16/2016
Westside Xtreme Wrestling: Shotgun Episode 275 Aired 09/29/2016
PROWRESTLING ZERO1: Shinjuku FACE Tenkaichi Junior tournament Part 3 Aired 09/20/2016
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO Aired 09/26/2016
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES Aired 09/27/2016
Lucha Azteca Liga Elite Aired 09/24/2016
Matches:
CHIKARA: Officer Warren Barksdale vs. Oleg the Usurper
Ring of Honor: 6 Woman Tag Team match
Warriors of Wrestling: Jason Carrion v "The American Nightmare" Logan Black
Warriors of Wrestling: Vinny Pacifico v Everett Cross
Warriors of Wrestling: JustNeph v Troy Stevens
Warriors of Wrestling: Isaiah Wolf v Manny Martinez
Lucha Underground: TRIOS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
NWA Wrestling Revolution: Richard Reason VS Danny Chance
NWA Wrestling Revolution: Ray Knyte VS Pete Paine
NWA Wrestling Revolution: Erik Shadows VS 'Dirty' Andy Dalton
NWA Midwest Championship Wrestling: Frankie Flynn vs. Brian Carson
NWA Midwest Championship Wrestling: Meat N Taters vs System Elite
NWA Midwest Championship Wrestling: Seth Allen vs. Gideon Malice
Santino Bros. Wrestling: Voodoo Kaos vs Famous B
Santino Bros. Wrestling: Robby Phoenix vs Laberinto - Submission Match
Santino Bros. Wrestling: Jake Atlas vs Douglas James
Premier Pro Wrestling: Scott Colton vs. Andy Anderson
Premier Pro Wrestling: Matt Vine vs. Ronny Metro
Premier Pro Wrestling: Chase Gosling vs. Iniestra
Singapore Pro Wrestling: Sonjay Dutt vs Eita
What Culture Pro Wrestling: Alberto El Patron vs. Big Damo
What Culture Pro Wrestling: El Ligero vs. Travis Banks
What Culture Pro Wrestling: Martin Kirby vs. Pete Dunne
What Culture Pro Wrestling: Joe Coffey vs. Prince Ameen
Pro Wrestling Pride UK: Grado vs Chuck Cyrus / Big Grizzly vs Eddie Ryan
New Age Pro: Owen Knight vs. Kevin Zander
New Age Pro: De ATLien & Grizz vs. Coco Beware & Champion
New Age Pro: Owen Knight vs Chris Mayne & Ken Lee
New Age Pro: Owen Knight vs Kiera Hogan
New Age Pro: De ATLien, Owen Knight, Syler Cross & partner vs the Hierarchy
Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South: Ricochet aka Prince Puma vs. Michael Elgin - Throwback
Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South: Cesaro aka Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dave Taylor -Throwback
Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South: MASADA vs. Matt Hardy -Throwback
United Wrestling Coalition: Harker Dirge vs Matt Cage
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Nick Richads/Donnie Dollars/Joe Black vs Trevor Lee/Ric Converse/Ben Tyler - Throwback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Roy Wilkins & Walter Eaton vs Bobby Wohlfert & Devin Dalton - Throwback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: The 11th Annual CWF Rumble match - Thowback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Ric Converse vs Nick Richards - Throwback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Trevor Lee vs Jason Miller -Throwback
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic: Lee Valiant vs. Joey Silvia - Street Fight - Throwback
Xtreme Wrestling Alliance: JT Dunn vs Paul London
World Wrestling Alliance: Siomara vs Ayzali
World Wrestling Alliance: Kenny Vendetta vs. Elemento
World Wrestling Alliance: Alan Angels vs. "The Factabulous" Talon
World Wrestling Alliance: Tommy Maserati & Alan Angels vs. The Force
World Wrestling Alliance: Damien Parker vs. Austin Towers
World Wrestling Alliance: Tommy Maserati vs. Ashton Starr
World Wrestling Alliance: "BMX" Bobby B vs. "The Street Fighter" Ra's Ali
World Wrestling Alliance: King Garuda vs. John Mavrik
World Wrestling Alliance: Kavron Kanyon vs. The Refelection
Absolute Intense Wrestling: Laredo Kid VS. Candice LeRae VS. Cloudy VS. Louis Lyndon
Great North Wrestling: 2 Cold Scorpion & Jeremy Prophet vs Marco Estrada and Genexis
St. Louis Anarchy: Rachel Summerlyn vs. Gary Jay
Beyond Wrestling: Jonathan Gresham vs. Hot Sauce Tracy Williams
Beyond Wrestling: John Silver vs. Xavier Bell
Beyond Wrestling: Kimber Lee & Heidi Lovelace vs. Chris Dickinson & Sami Callihan
New Generation Wrestling: Mark Haskins vs PAC aka Neville -Throwback
Monster Factory: Josh Woods vs QT Marshall
For even more wrestling action be sure to check out the steaming services offered by: NJPW, Smash Wrestling, PROGRESS Wrestling, Chikara, ICW, CZW/WSU, AAW, AIW, Beyond Wrestling, Womens Wrestling Network, Monster Factory, HoodSlam, ECCW, MPW, WSW, World X-Treme Wrestling, OTW, Covey Pro, IPW:UK, MCW, HighSpots Wrestling Network, Rock Star Pro Network, ECWA, Monster Pro Wrestling, TCW, TNA Wrestling Plus, ROH Ringside, Revolution Pro, Stardom World, Preston City Wrestling On Demand & NWA Classics 24/7
iPPV/VOD/Digital Downloads for various companies are offered via WWNlive, RFVideo, Smart Mark Video, & High Spots. These services offer shows from companies like Evolve, Shine, FIP, Shimmer, OMEGA, CZW, Chikara, PWG, WSU, HoH, FWE, QoC, and Many more.
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2015.05.13 15:02 lukkearthur TEW 2013 Pro Wrestling Guerilla - Battle of Los Angeles Night 3 #6

▼Match 1: Michael Elgin vs. Adam Cole 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Quarter Final Round Match
Joey Ryan is on commentary. In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, Adam Cole defeated Michael Elgin in 16:41 by pinfall with a Florida Key.
▼Match 2: Bobby Fish vs. Kenny Omega 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Quarter Final Round Match
Chuck Taylor joined Excalibur. In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, Bobby Fish defeated Kenny Omega in 14:47 by pinfall with a Sleep's with The Fishes.
▼Match 3: Roderick Strong vs. Matt Sydal 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Quarter Final Round Match
Chris Hero has joined Excalibur on the commentary table. In a match that had some good action and average heat, Matt Sydal defeated Roderick Strong in 13:57 by pinfall with a Cyclorama after a distraction from Adam Cole.
▼Match 4: CJ Parker vs. Johnny Gargano 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Quarter Final Round Match
ACH is providing colour commentary. In an extremely poor match, Johnny Gargano defeated CJ Parker in 17:56 by submission with a Crosston Crab.
▼Match 5: Trevor Lee vs. Drew Gulak 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Quarter Final Round Match
Rick Knox is on commentary with Excalibur. In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, Drew Gulak defeated Trevor Lee in 15:47 by submission.
▼Match 6: Chris Sabin vs. Brian Myers 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Quarter Final Round Match
Excalibur is calling this one on his own. In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, Chris Sabin defeated Brian Myers in 17:57 by pinfall with a Future Shock.
▼Match 7: The World's Cutest Tag Team vs. The Young Bucks Guerilla Warfare PWG Tag Team Championship Match
Excalibur is joined by Trent. In a match that had an average crowd reaction and some decent in-ring action, The World's Cutest Tag Team defeated The Young Bucks in a 2 vs 2 Hardcore match in 14:42 when Joey Ryan defeated Nick Jackson by submission with an End Scene. The World's Cutest Tag Team make defence number 8 of their PWG World Tag Team titles.

Spoilers

▼Match 8: Adam Cole vs. Bobby Fish 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Semi-Final Round Match
Fishs tag team partner O'Reilly is with Excalibur. In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, Bobby Fish defeated Adam Cole in 17:42 by submission with a Fish Hook Deluxe Edition. Afterward Cole attacks Rick Knox and tries to beat down Fish until O'Reilly runs in for the save.
▼Match 9: Matt Sydal vs. Johnny Gargano 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Semi-Final Round Match
CJ Parker is trying his hand at colour commentary. In a match that had some good action and average heat, Johnny Gargano defeated Matt Sydal in 18:06 by submission with a Crosston Crab.
▼Match 10: Drew Gulak vs. Chris Sabin 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Semi-Final Round Match
Rich Swann is on commentary before his match. In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, Drew Gulak defeated Chris Sabin in 15:29 by submission.
▼Match 11: Rich Swann, ACH, Candice LeRae & Best Friends vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Chris Hero, Kyle O'Reilly, Brian Cage & Biff Busick
Roderick Strong has joined Excalibur. In a bout that had solid in-ring action but not much in the way of heat, Rich Swann, ACH, Candice LeRae, Chuck Taylor and Trent ? defeated Tommaso Ciampa, Kyle O'Reilly, Biff Busick, Chris Hero and Brian Cage in 16:06 when Chuck Taylor defeated Brian Cage by pinfall with an Awful Waffle.

Spoilers

▼Match 12: Bobby Fish vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Drew Gulak 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Final Round Match
Matt Sydal is on commentary for the final of BoLA. In an extremely poor match, Bobby Fish defeated Johnny Gargano and Drew Gulak in 17:12 when Bobby Fish defeated Drew Gulak by submission with a Fish Hook Deluxe Edition. Bobby Fish wins the PWG Battle of Los Angeles.
Next month Fish will challenge Roderick Strong at Card Subject to Change 4. Due to the success of PWG BoLA 2015 PWG are moving to a two show a month basis starting next month.
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2014.09.14 21:24 HEELHousell So You Wanna Learn Indy Wrestling? Ep. 16: Chikara's King of Trios 2014 Preview

Welcome back to So You Wanna Learn Indy Wrestling, the series that introduces you to the biggest names and companies of independent wrestling. This week is a special preview edition of this year's King of Trios tournament presented by Chikara Pro. I am breaking down each team, a summary of who's who and their history with the promotion. This will also cover the announced (so far) extra matches for the weekend.
THE BIG ONE IS BACK! With the return of Chikara comes along the return of the biggest weekend in the promotion's season. A total of 16 trios will compete in this year's tournament to decide who is the best trio in the entire world. King of Trios has brought in names such as The One Man Gang, Demolition, 2 Cold Scorpio, Tommy Dreamer, 123 Kid, The Young Bucks, Haku, Colt Cabana, and a slew of other mixed bag of talents. The tournament is as simple as can be, bracket styled sudden death that spans an entire three nights until the last remaining teams face off for the Trios Medals. The last group to hold the medals were The Spectral Envoy in 2012 (after defeating Team ROH consisting of Michael Bennett and The Young Bucks).
Team Name Members
The Spirit Squad Kenny, Johnny, & Mikey
The Spectral Envoy UltraMantis Black, Hallowicked, & Frightmare
Team UK Damian and Pete Dunne & Mark Andrews
The Colony Fire Ant, Silver Ant, & Worker Ant
The Devastation Corporation Max Smashmaster, Blaster McMassive, & Flex Rumblecrunch
3Peck0 3.0 (Scott Parker and Shane Matthews) & Archibald Peck
The GEKIDO The Pieces of Hate (Jigsaw and The Shard) & 17
The Golden Trio The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield and Mr. Touchdown) & Icarus
Dr. Cube and The BDK Dr. Cube & The BDK (Ares and Nøkken)
KE4TPG and Princess Kimberlee Knight Eye For The Pirate Guy (Lance Steel and Jolly Roger) & Kimber Lee
Team Extravaganza Old Fashioned (Jervis Cottonbelly and Marion Fontaine) & Thunder Kitty
The Odditorium Sinn Bodhi/Kizarny, Sir Oliver Grimsly, & Qefka The Quiet
The Bloc Party Mr. Azerbaijan, The Proletariat Boar of Moldova, & Prakash Sabar
The Flood Jimmy Jacobs, Eddie Kingston, & Volgar
The Colony:Xtreme Force Missile Assault Ant, Arctic Rescue Ant, & Orbit Adventure Ant
L.A.X Homicide, Hernandez, & Chavo Guerrero
The Spirit Squad
This is the Spirit Squad's first go at Chikara and a reunion for the group.Obviously some members of the group have gone on to do bigger and better things (looking at you, Mitch), but once you done the green jumpsuit you're in for life. Johnny Jeter has been in retirement since the mid 2000's, Kenny has been attending college and Mikey has become Mike Mondo. Hopefully this group can make it past the first round and cheer their way into the finals at The Palmer's Center.
The Spectral Envoy
The dark and devious UltraMantis Black and his two closest allies, Hallowicked and Frightmare, look to claim a total victory in the tournament once again. The trio has been quite active as of late (alongside Blind Rage), combating The Flood and Deucalion. This trio has been running strong for a few years now and I don't see them being stopped anytime soon.
Team UK
The Dunne Bros. and Mark Andrews make their Chikara debut as well this weekend. The group has recently been working alongside Ophidian The Cobra, reason probably why they got the call to enter the tournament. This, however, is not their first trip stateside so they are familiar with the Chikara style of wrestlers. I honestly don't actually know much about these guys, sorry.
The Colony
When you think Chikara, you think of The Colony (and ice cream). This group has been in the forefront of almost every major storyline and angle in Chikara history. Silver Ant and Fire Ant have won the King of Trios tournament before back in 2011 (alongside Soldier Ant) and hope to reclaim their medals once again with the help of Worker Ant. The technical prowess of Silver, the highflying lucha of Fire, and the rough and rugged power of Worker should prove to be deadly in this year's tournament.
The Devastation Corporation
Accompanied by their promoter Sidney Bakabella, The Dev. Corp. are three larger-than-life men that will stop at nothing to make good money. Since being bought out by The Flood, the trio have acted even more dastardly than they did on their own. These men of power and paint have some athleticism that has to be seen to be believed and can take you out with anything from a big boot to a plancha.
3Peck0
Since the events of The Ashes of Chikara movie, Archie has been hanging out alongside 3.0 a lot as of late. It may help that they are all Canadian. Marchin' Archie is the most suitable replacement for a third man to 3.0 since Generico went back to Mexico and Gran Akuma left Chikara. Another team who's focus has been on The Flood, this group should be the favorite to sweep out Flood teams and win it all this season.
The GEKIDO
The Gekido are a complicated entity, to say the least. Former students of The Wrestle Factory who flunked out then believed to be alternate reality versions of current talent then joined by Jigsaw, a longtime technico of Chikara. Although, he has been leaning back to our side since he has not appreciate the ruthlessness his partners have carried (a main reason why Jigsaw jumped ship in the first place), especially against his brother Jolly Roger. The Gekido may be on the fast track to implosion if Jigsaw can not get along with Shard and 17.
The Golden Trio
This team is self explanatory. Gen 1 Original and Grand Champion Icarus will be teaming with Campeonatos De Parejas The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield and Mr. Touchdown). It will be interesting to see the dynamic of Touchdown and Icarus since both had a similar upcoming in Chikara as mega-rudos but became technicos over time. All three have been part of the #IAmChikara movement and the driving force leading the fight against The Flood. Icarus is also a former King of Trios winner alongside F.I.S.T (Gran Akuma and Chuck Taylor).
Dr. Cube and The BDK
An interesting trio combining two of the most dangerous forces in Chikara history, as well as representatives of The Flood. I would presume that Tursas would have filled out the trio instead of Dr. Cube but he has since been dead via ThunderFrog. Dr. Cube not teaming with Haak and Slash is also very interesting in this instance. Ares is a former King of Trios winner (alongside Tursas and Claudio Castagnoli/Cesaro) so his experience should come into play.
KE4TPG and Princess Kimberlee
This is a trio of Chikara history and Wrestling Is Fun's present. Knight Eye For The Pirate Guy are Chikara originals and were holders of the Campeonatos De Parejas but were never officially considered champions (after they were taken back by the previous champions The Pieces of Hate). Jolly Roger is well known to be the brother of Jigsaw and it should be interesting how that comes into play during their match. Also to be taken into note is that there are multiple Lance Steels and it is not known which one is the current version. Kimberlee is a great addition to this trio and has been tearing up the female wrestling world, should help them get far.
Team Extravaganza
Resident Wredditor Jervis Cottonbelly returns to Chikara from a career-threatening beating via Eddie Kingston and The Flood (as well as broken ribs) to team with Marion Fontaine and Thunderkitty. This team is technically an outsider group as they represent the Olde Wrestling promotion. Jervis has not been seen in a Chikara ring since his brutal beating and his partner Fontaine should help him get back into the groove of things. Superpowered woman Thunderkitty is a wildcard in the group as she is a rudo, but should get along well with the two based off a good meshing of styles.
The Odditorium
The former WWE Superstar Kizarny/Sinn Bodhi leads a group of circus freaks and represent The Flood at King of Trios. Kizarny was formerly working alongside The Batiri when they were brought in, but initially left after being tricked in receiving the Eye of Tyr. Now he's back alongside Qefka The Quiet and former technico Sir Oliver Grimsly to wreak havoc and attempt to destroy Chikara once again. Kizarny's dirty tactics, Grimsly's highflying and Qefka's technical abilities should make for a dangerous trio to mess with during the three-day tournament.
The Bloc Party
As the Baltic Siege died, The Bloc Party rose to even more power. The trio of evil foreigners have worked alongside The Flood in attempts to destroy everything good and happy in the world. With their (seemingly never-ending) feud with the Baltic Siege now over, the group has their sights set on Trios medals and should be a dark horse in the tournament (especially that Mr. Azerbaijan guy, he has the deadliest powerslams in all of pro wrestling).
The Flood
Jimmy Jacobs is evil, plain and simple. Though he is not the leader, Jacobs has guided The Flood to create mayhem in Chikara and even lead to death amongst technicos. Jimmy has also convinced Eddie Kingston to tag along for the ride. Kingston is doing whatever it takes at all costs to get "her" back (The Grand Championship) and he sees that joining The Flood will be the only road back to glory. This is Volgar's Chikara debut as he was one of the anonymous Condor Security men frequently seen in plague doctor masks. Two seasoned veterans and a, presumably, rookie should bring an interesting twist to the shows. I fear that they have the ability to win it all.
The Colony: Xtreme Force
ARTIC RESCUE ANT!
ORBIT ADVENTURE ANT!
MISSILE ASSAULT ANT!
The merch pushing products of Wink Vavasseur are making their King of Trios debut (even though they were the 2011 King of Trios winners, after being awarded the medals in 2013 from The Colony). The group have also aligned themselves with The Flood and other evil ants of The Swarm, Deviant and Combatant. All three have become more than acquainted with the original Colony and look to topple them once again in the opening round of the tournament.
L.A.X
This was the biggest surprise of the announced teams. Hernandez is a former TNA Tag Team Champion, respectively with both Homicide, a former TNA X Division Champion, and Chavo, a former ECW Champion. Chavo was never technically a part of LAX (though Hector Guerrero was) but it would seem fitting he would fill out the empty spot in the trio. With their many years of experience in the WWE, TNA, ROH, and other promotions, L.A.X should be a trio not to be underestimated.
Also taking place during this weekend is the Rey De Voladores tournament, an eight person mini tournament to name the King of The High flyers. Two fatal four way elimination matches and then the winners go on to face one another in the finals. The last Rey De Voladores was 2 Cold Scorpio after defeating ACH in the finals at National Pro Wrestling Day 2013.(not all entrants have been announced so this will be updated over time)
Name Short bio
Tigre Uno Current TNA superstar, formerly Extreme Tiger of AAA
Shynron Up and coming high flying sensation of Chikara
Rich Swann One half of Inner City Machine Guns, seen primarily in DGUSA/Evolve/PWG
Chuck Taylor Former King of Trios and Rey De Voladores winner, expert of white-trash lucha
The Great Sanada Protege of The Great Muta, former TNA X-Division Champion, Seiya Sanada of Wrestle-1
Amasis One half of the Osirian Portal, Chikara original
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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
Along with TWO TOURNAMENTS comes singles and atomicos action!
The formerly undefeated newcomer "Smooth Sailing" Ashley Remington hopes to add another point to his already overwhelming score towards a Grand Championship match by beating former WWE Superstar Yoshi Tatsu, making his Chikara debut!
A "Battle of The Bow Ties" will take place during Night 2 as the most hated man in Chikara, the self proclaimed hero of Ecuador, and bow tie connoisseur Juan Francisco De Coronado battles against Ethan Carter III's best friend and winner of TNA's UK Boot Camp Rockstar Spud, also making his Chikara debut!
In a recently announced match The Submission Squad, the only team of four that competed in trios action (in widely considered the worst match in Chikara history), made the point they want atomicos action (if their car doesn't break down on the way there like usual) against four unannounced opponents...(I'm praying it's The Spirit Squad alongside Mitch).
Also announced for the weekend is a tag team gauntlet! The first team announced so far are Kodama and Obariyon, The Batiri!
And that's this year's King of Trios! It is not being streamed via iPPV due to contractual restrictions of certain wrestlers, but will be available for purchase on DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital at SMVOD.com soon after.
Thanks for reading! Hope you got some idea of what's going on for this big return. Next week is, per request of a user, the toughest woman in wrestling Candice LeRae!
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