Pro Wrestling Noah held an afternoon and an evening show today at Korakuen Hall, in which the junior division managed to not only completely eclipse their rivals, the heavyweights, but also distract attention from the N-1, an old team finally bit the dust which led to the return of an old beloved one. Hisame's report can be read here.
Hisame's report of the N-1 VICTORY, which is building up momentum and making it very hard to predict just who will win, can be found here.
Pro Wrestling Noah drove about an hour and a half outside of Tokyo, up to Takasaki, Gunma to hold a rare event outside of the metropolitan area.
The N-1 VICTORY continued with a rookie giving it his all and coming very close to defeating a senior who was almost helpless against him, a plan backfired, and the champion erupted. The juniors too refused to take a backseat to the hated heavyweights, and had their own drama.
The recap of tonight's show in Gunma can be read here
Hisame's report of the opening night of the N-1 VICTORY league can be found here
(NOAH) EVENT RECAP ~ THE REVIVAL -RECONSTRUCTION- (SEPTEMBER 13TH, ISHIKAWA INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION HALL NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 13TH 2020)
Pro Wrestling Noah held their final show before the explosive N-1 Victory begins this Friday. Full event report by Hisame can be found here.
Throughout it's history, Impact Wrestling has been the number place for women's wrestling in the United States as they continue to redefine what is possible for female wrestlers to do in this sport and in the process they've turned relative unknowns or underutilized athletes into the next big thing or future legends in wrestling
Nowadays the independent wrestling scene (Before COVID) is loaded with talent female athletes who are looking to get their break into the big leagues and Impact is certain the place to be for that big break.
So with that said, here are Eight Female Athletes That Impact Wrestling Should Consider Signing.
8. Alexia Nicole
The first of many Canadian wrestlers to appear on this list, Alexia Nicole also known as "The Bubblegum Princess" has had few recurring appearances in Impact Wrestling under the Scott D'Amore/ Don Callis regime where she's been in the ring with names like Madison Rayne, Rosemary, Taya Valkyrie and Jordynne Grace (the latter of which has up to 14 million views on Impact's YouTube page making it the most viewed wrestling match/video to star the young Canadian pro wrestler.
She's also managed to let some of her personality show on Impact television as she along with Jordynne Grace, Tessa Blanchard and Jessicka Havok appeared on a special episode of Impact on November 26th 2019 where the four came out as "The Rough Riders" (a group based off of the Four Horsemen) where the members would wear dark sunglasses and sometimes made some sexual innuendos in their promos.
Much like a lot of Canadian wrestlers who've performed recently in Impact Wrestling, many fans want see Alexia Nicole to be given a bigger stage to show what see can do in the ring, plus considering she's appeared in promotions like Border City Wrestling (the same promotion that Impact Executive Scott D'Amore owns and operates) she could be the next home grown talent for the promotion if she's given the oppertunity.
Rough Riders Promo:
Alexia Nicole vs. Sienna GreekTown Wrestling:
You might recognize AQA as she participated in a fatal four way match with Tessa Blanchard, Hyan and Jessicka Havok at the exclusive Twitch cross promotion event between Impact Wrestling and Booker T's promotion, Reality Of Wrestling; In fact it was the former five time WCW World Champion who discovered and trained her to be the wrestler she is today.
Wrestling in some of the most well known female promotions in the U.S. like SHIMMER and RISE while also taking on names like Shotzi Blackheart, Kiera Hogan and Kylie Rae, Angela "Queen" Arnold aka AQA is another hot prospect who has a bright future in pro wrestling.
If AQA was to get signed by Impact Wrestling it's not to hard to imagine her joining forces with the likes of the aforementioned Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz to form some kind of faction that could pose a threat to the knockouts in the locker room while also acquiring championship gold in the process.
AQA vs. Rok-C:
Kylie Rae vs. AQA vs. Hyan:
6. Jody Threat
Speaking of Threats to the Knockouts Division, Jody Threat definitely stands out from some of the others on this list thanks in large part to her long red hair, skateboard that brands her last name and exuding a brash but rebellious demeanor inside the ring.
Known as the "Wild Child" of pro wrestling, Threat has wrestled in a number of promotions both in and outside her home country of Canada like Divine Pro Wrestling , CLASH, Limitless Wrestling and AAW.
One of Jody's stand out moves is her riding her skateboard and hitting a hurricanrana on her opponent outside of the ring; She's also a hard hitting style of wrestler which makes sense as Jody Threat looks like the type of women you could see being at home wrestling in street fights or in Impact's case, Monster's Ball or Last Knockout Standing Matches.
In short, Jody Threat is just the kind of person that Impact wrestling would need if they want a female wrestler who can not only stand out from the rest of the locker room but also put on a good match inside the ring.
Kris Statlander vs. Jody Threat (Limitless Wrestling):
5. Lana Austin
We head to England for this next entry as Manchester's own Lana Austin is also someone who has also appeared in Impact Wrestling during the D'Amore/Callis regime and she also made quite an impression on many fans in the UK and in the United States during her seven years as a pro.
Most Impact fans remember her for her against former Knockouts Champion, Su Yung at the 2018 Mediacon event where the two ladies had an impressive bout that was as physical as you can possibly imagine.
In addition to her expertise as a wrestler, Lana Austin is also known for having some sexual moments in her matches whether it's rapidly kissing former WWE wrestler Melina Perez or showing off her...assets before many of her matches, Lana certainty isn't afraid to show off what she's got but once starts wrestling in the ring she proves that she's more that just a pretty face.
Impact would need some like Lana Austin on their roster as she's a good wrestler who likes to show off some TNA in her matches much like Katie Forbes or the Beautiful People but her involvement in Impact could get her a larger following in the states and it could help Impact to get back more of a foothold in the United Kingdom and help to revive the British Wrestling scene that has been hit with tremendous amount of scandals and shut downs over the last couple of years.
Footage of Lana Austin vs. Su Yung From Mediacon 2018:
Kat Von Kaige vs. Lana Austin:
4. KC Spinelli
Yet another Canadian who's had some recent experience in Impact, KC Spinelli has had some range in regards to her appearances in Impact and she looks like the type of person who would be perfect for the company to sign.
Like Alexia Nicole, Spinelli also wrestled in various Canadian promotions like Border City Wrestling and she's also taken on names like Courtney Rush (aka Rosemary in Impact), Tessa Blanchard and Allie; Meanwhile in Impact she's wrestled names like Rosemary, Laurel Van Ness, Hania The Huntress and Sienna putting on some performances that have manage to increase her stock and reputation in wrestling.
However when she isn't wrestling as herself in Impact she's also play the role of one of Su Yung's many bridesmaid as the Undead Maid of Honor which is stark difference from the persona KC shows in her preivous apperances.
Spinelli is also quite the athlete as she's had participated in numerous sports like gymnastics, hockey, Karate and amateur wrestling among many others. She's also done a couple of interviews with Josh Matthews on Around The Ring that has allowed fans to get to know her better while also showing off more her personality.
Overall, she is a talented in many trades and although rumors of WWE being interested in her haven't really lead to anything, Impact could seize the moment and sign KC Spinelli to an exclusive contract.
KC Spinelli vs. Tessa Blanchard (SMASH Wrestling):
Around The Ring With Josh Matthews (Special Guest KC Spinelli Part 1):
Around The Ring With Josh Matthews (Special Guest KC Spinelli Part 2):
One of the most recognizable names in the independent wrestling scene, Lufisto has been wrestling longer than most modern fans and wrestlers have been alive.
Wrestling since late 1990's at the age of 17, Lufisto has wrestled in numerous promotions with most popular being CZW, Shimmer and Shine Wrestling where she's wrestled both women and men during her career and achieved many accolades.
Despite this, she hasn't been seen in a major capacity when to comes to the bigger stages of the wrestling world. Given that the Knockouts Division has always prided itself by having some of the best unsigned talent outside of the WWE machine, it's shocking that Lufisto hasn't been seen on Impact Wrestling.
While health issues did indeed slow her progression, she has reportedly made a recovery; Not to mention that even Impact fans have been clamoring on social media for the company to sign her already. Whether the company has any interest in her remains unknown but her participation as seasoned veteran who can help to grow the future stars of women's wrestling couldn't hurt.
Lufisto vs. Jordynne Grace:
Lufisto vs. Shotzi Blackheart:
2. Lacey Ryan
Before the year went completely off the rails with the COVID-19 pandemic, Impact fans were introduced to Theresa Serrano aka Lacey Ryan in during the Las Vegas tapings where she was seen in a backstage segment with Madison Rayne and Kiera Hogan.
From there she wrestled two times in Impact, once against "Thick Mama Pump" Jordynne Grace for the Knockouts Championship and then one week later against Kiera Hogan; Despite losing both of those matches, many fans were amazed at how she was able to keep up with some of the Knockouts.
Outside of her brief time in Impact, Lacey has wrestled names like Heather Monroe and Tessa Blanchard while winning championship gold in the process
Since her two matches on Impact, many fans have been asking the higher ups in Impact Wrestling to not only give her another shot but give her a contract with the promotion as well and if her tweets and videos on social media is any indication, she wants to be signed by a major promotion as soon as possible.
If Impact Wrestling is smart then they wouldn't let this talented female slip pass their fingers.
Lacey Ryan vs. Jordynne Grace For The Knockouts Championship:
Lacey Ryan vs. Kiera Hogan:
1. Killer Kelly
If you took the badassery of Samoa Joe and Shayna Baszler and combined it with the intensity of Low-Ki in a Portuguese wrestler, then you might get Killer Kelly.
Known more in the independent scene, Killer Kelly's work has seen her win championship like the wXw women's championship and has face off against many wrestlers like Toni Storm, Dakota Kai, Valkyrie (not Taya Valkyrie), Lufisto and more.
Her biggest exposure in mainstream wrestling say her take part in the Mae Young Classic Tournament and WWE's The United Kingdom Tournament in 2018, however she's didn't do much in her time in the WWE as she left the promotion in January of this year.
So why should Impact management consider on signing Killer Kelly? For starters she has a look that screams "Cool Factor" in addition to her technical and smash mouth style of wrestling; Furthermore her presence onscreen and the company's experience in introducing new stars has been second to none as of late could get fans interested in seeing her wrestle in Impact and that's not even to take into a count the number of dream matches she could have with names like Taya Valkyrie, Kylie Rae, Deonna Purrazzo, Rosemary, Su Yung and the list goes on
Plus could you imagine the crowd constantly chanting "Kelly's Gonna Kill You!" in all of her matches and the company could make a pretty awesome t-shirt or hoodie designs with that phrase on the front or back...so yeah you'd have an impressive female athlete on your roster, a built in chant that the fans will say every time she comes out and the chance of making some profit off of t-shirt and hoodie merch is right their for the pickings.
Killer Kelly Vs. Valkyrie (PWU Celtic Cup 2018):
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There is only a short time now remaining before Noah's 2020 explosive N-1 Victory heavyweight league begins and we saw an intense preview of it today as former partners went to war, Kenoh is again at Kiyomiya, and two veterans faced off ahead of their match. In the juniors, Kongoh became a force to be reckoned with as Tadasuke has found his place.
Today's report by Hisame can be found here.
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"The times are torn asunder
the half-moon of the past,
the moon of summer."
Noah held their traditional end of summer show in Kawasaki today, and it did not disappoint. Fortune's Wheel has once again turned and the balance of power shifted again in Noah - a new unit is arising to be dominant, a champion finds that being one is a very lonely position, another team continue their dominance and former friends draw up new alliances.
Hisame's report can be read here.
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On this episode of USA Championship Wrestling, from the fabulous Studio 45 in Jackson, TN, WWE Hall of Fame member, Jerry “The King” Lawler & USA Championship Wrestling owner, Bert Prentice reveal the date & venue for the Jerry Lawler 50th Anniversary Celebration, taking place on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at The Ballpark in Jackson, TN. They also announce that WWE legend Glenn Jacobs, (aka Kane) will be a part of this monumental event...
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"Professional wrestlers must be able to talk to their fans. That must be expressed in the body, not in words. The match does not lie. A match that is lazy, motivated or unmotivated is immediately communicated. That is what harmony with the audience is."
Pro Wrestling Noah returned for the very last time today to the Yokohama Bunka Gym to hold an electric final show at the iconic arena which is going to be torn down. A lifetime of memories, and a major shift in the Noah landscape took place for both the heavyweights and the juniors with the final destruction of an old unit, the continuing birth of the new, new technology and a first time ever title match.
Hisame's event recap can be found here.
Noah celebrated the 20th anniversary of that first show in long ago August 2000 today at Korakuen Hall. It's been a dramatic twenty years; spring gave way to the summer of the stadiums, autumn came with the death of Mitsuharu Misawa in 2009, and then deep winter which lasted for years. Finally now Spring has started to come again.
Full event recap by Hisame, can be found here.
Pro Wrestling Noah came to Korakuen Hall today to hold the first night of their 20th anniversary celebrations. Two big matches, including one tremendous title change.
Hisame's report can be found here.
With the Coronavirus limiting attendance figures, smaller venues are undergoing a renaissance recently, with Noah returning to ShinKiba today where they last held a rostered show in 2016. Full event recap (including two explosive pre-matches), by Hisame can be found here.
A new Noah unit, FULL THROTTLE, held a small event today to once and for all sort out who the unit leader is. Recap by Hisame can be found here.
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Pro Wrestling Noah held a live show today at Club Citta. Full event recap by Hisame can be found here.
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