Diva Dirt is back with another fix of news, notes and tidbits in the world of women’s wrestling. Check it out below:
RingStars announced this morning that Veda Scott will make her Japanese debut on October 7th at Joshi4Hope IV against Yuhi.
Veda Scott, an interviewer for Ring of Honor and a regular in SHIMMER (where she’s recently formed a fun tag team with Shazza McKenzie), made her professional wrestling debut in May 2011.
Yuhi – whose name translates to “sunset” – is a seventeen year old wrestler (sixteen when she made her debut). She only made her professional wrestling debut in April this year, for ZERO-1, in a match against Yuzuki Aikawa.
In other Joshi4Hope news, on the same show, Hiroyo Matsumoto and Ryo Mizunami will take on Arisa Nakajima and Aya Yuki, Mika Iida and Ayumi Kurihara will team up to take on Leon and Manami Katsu and Hailey Hatred will defend her Remix Pro Wrestling Women’s Championship against MsChif.
If you can recall, Hailey won that title from Sassy Stephie in early August. There was a bit of controversy surrounding this, as the day before, she had accepted an immediate offer to return to Japan – and she’d already announced that she would be deferring the AIW Women’s Title shot she would be next in line for, thanks to her impressive win-loss record in AIW. This could be an easy way to get the title back to the United States… and an excuse to have an awesome match in the process!
The show will take place at the Tokyo Cinema Club.
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Since her most recent return to Japan (August), Hailey Hatred has also returned to working Ice Ribbon events. She was on their most recent show, which took place on September 15 at the Warabi Dojo in Saitama.
* Cherry def. Hailey Hatred and Kurumi (4:52)
* Mio Shirai def. Kurumi (4:59)
* Two Out of Three Falls Tag Team Match: Hamuko Hoshi, Maki Narumiya and Tsukasa Fujimoto def. Hikaru Shida, Hiroyo Matsumoto and Miyako Matsumoto (23:11) [2:1]
— Hikaru Shida def. Maki Narumiya (13:10)
— Maki Narumiya def. Miyako Matsumoto (1:13)
— Hamuko Hoshi def. Miyako Matsumoto (8:48)
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At the most recent AAA TV taping on September 16 at the Centro Civico de Ecatepec in Mexico, Gran Apache and Mari Apache beat Cuervo and Faby Apache with some help from Halloween. After the match, Halloween declared that he was in love with Mari and gave her flowers but she rejected him.
AAA has several TV tapings coming up, with the following matches already announced:
* September 28th @ Arena Naucalpan: Atomic Boy, Faby Apache and Lolita vs. Gran Apache, Mari Apache and Jennifer Blake
* September 30th @ Sala de Armas del Magdalena Mixhuca: Faby Apache, Cynthia Moreno and Lolita vs. Jennifer Blake, Sexy Lady and Sexy Star
* October 7th @ Domo Centro de Espectaculos de San Luis Potosi: AAA World Mixed Tag Team Titles Match (currently vacated): Atomic Boy and Faby Apache vs. Fenix and Lolita vs. Gran Apache and Mari Apache vs. Ultimo Gladiador and Jennifer Blake
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Moving on over to the other side of the world, WAWW, whose roster recently took part in a photoshoot for a nude calendar (which is on sale now at the WAW website), held their most recent show – “Bellatrix 3″ – over the weekend in Norfolk, England, which included a “Queen of the Ring” tournament and a title change. Check out the results:
* Queen Of The Ring Tournament First Round Match: Destiny
* Queen Of The Ring Tournament Semi Final: Destiny def. Lady Lori
* Queen Of The Ring Tournament Semi Final: Saraya Knight def. Penelope
* WAWW British Ladies Title / Two Out Of Three Falls Match: Rhia O’Reilly
(c) [2:1] to become the new champion
* Queen Of The Ring Tournament Final: Destiny def. Saraya Knight
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PWWA recently announced that an international talent would be making their way over to Australia for their October show… and that talent is none other than Ayesha Ray.
Following in the steps of Nicole Matthews last year, the former “Amazon” will make her Australian and PWWA debut on October 6th at the Casula Powerhouse in Sydney.
Ray challenged Alpha Female for the Pro Wrestling: EVE Championship in July at their “Special Edition” show but unfortunately came up short. Earlier in the evening, she formed a partnership with Rhia O’Reilly, and the two even defeated The Blossom Twins in tag team action.
Ray is also well known for her appearances with WAW and its sister promotion, WAWW. She became the number one contender to WAWW’s British Title in March – a title that is now currently held by her tag team partner Rhia – by winning a four woman tournament.
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Amber O’Neal will make her CHIKARA debut on October 7th in a singles match against up-and-coming star Saturyne.
The show will take place at The New Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville, NC.
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Athena, Christina Von Eerie, Allysin Kay and Tomoka Nakagawa have all been confirmed for the SHIMMER tapings of volumes 49-52 on October 27 and 28th in Berwyn, IL.
Allysin Kay was confirmed early on in the game – her participation was announced at SHINE 1 – and she is the only one of those names who is yet to make her main show debut (which will indeed happen at these tapings). She wrestled on their SPARKLE pre-show back in October 2011.
That’s the news for now. Which tidbits have got you talking? Tell us in the comments…