84 paid to see these ladies in action and several of the ladies took time out to visit with fans, sell merchandise, and take pictures (yay!). There were a few people who I had seen at the Stadium Inn that attended the show. The show was filmed with Wes manning the ringside camera and "The Legend" Tony Falk worked the gate. There was only one ref but didn't get his name.
1) Holidead vs Tracy Taylor
Interesting clash of cultures here as Holidead is a voodoo girl with a painted face while former PGWA Champion Tracy comes out in a grass skirt doing a hula dance. Holidead managed to scare a few small children. Tracy takes the taller Holidead down a couple of times and surfboards on her back. Holidead escapes to chants of "chicken", probably not aware that she might be willing to sacrifice one! Holidead returns to either choke Tracy or massage her throat, depending on your point of view. Holidead hangs Tracy in the tree of woe and punishes her for a bit, despite the ref reminding her of his authority. Holidead camel clutches Tracy, who manages to escape and go offensive until getting caught in a spinebuster. Holidead takes issue with the ref's alleged slow count which allows Tracy to schoolgirl her for the pin in 9 minutes.
Tracy did not come out for pictures, which was a shame beacuse I wanted to ask her what working with Honey Boo Boo was like.
2) Avista Varlowe vs Dementia D'Rose
Varlowe come out in a singlet that looks like it has mirrors on it, She sort of looks like the love child of Pink and Ziggy Stardust. She refers to the crowd as "backwoods mongrels" and introduces herself as "The Space Oddity". She says her opponent is unknown as those in charge fear the she would strategize too much against them and demands the "next Barbie" be sent out. (Actually, if you like women with curves in all the right places this was definitely the show for you!!! Speaking of which...) Out comes D'Rose who removes her face mask upon entering the ring. Varlowe (who also fits the description) is from Planet Xenon while D'Rose is from the dark of side of the moon and calls herself the "Weapon of Ass Destruction"! So we have the whole extraterrestrial motif going here. D'Rose tries to bite Varlowe then shoves her away. A "chicken" chant is directed a Varlowe but I wonder if there are chickens on Xenon? Test of strength is a piece of cake of D'Rose, who lets Varlowe do all the work and get squashed. Varlowe bounces off D'Rose and gets tripped up. I hope she likes her trip this fall! (Haha) D'Rose "butts" free from a waistlock but misses a charge and crashes into the corner. Varlowe gets the hairpull takedown but D'Rose fights out but misses a butt splash. Varlowe rolls out for a break and D'Rose comes after her but gets tripped up before getting slung into the ringpost. Back in, D'Rose lariats then sits right down on Varlowe for 2.75. D'Rose sets up and this time connects on the butt splash for the pin in 8 minutes. Varlowe crawls back through the curtain, perhaps it's a Xenon thing.
3) Stormie Lee vs Ray Lyn
Stormie comes out in a pinstriped singlet that goes with her nickname "The Italian Bad Girl". Of course, not only is Ray Lyn the "Miley Cyrus of Professional Wrestling" and "the hardest twerking woman in wrestling" but she is still OUR OVW Hula Hoop Champion (which I reminded her of earlier)!!! Stormie is irritated with Ray Lyn's twerking and leaves the ring. Another "chicken" chant breaks out directed at Stormie (wonder if it reminded her of chicken parmesan or chicken cacciatore) before she returns to the ring and we get lockups followed by the inevitable hair-pulling allegations. Ray Lyn twerks free from a waistlock then wants a test of strngth but keeps changing hands, which annoys Stormie even more. Stormie rolls out after a bronco buster and pouts for a moment, Ray Lyn shoots herself through the middle ropes and goes after Stormie, who runs back in and attacks Ray Lyn as she climbs back in. Stormie attacks the leg thus limiting Ray Lyn's twerking ability. Stormie grabs a rear chinlock and gets in some witty banter with the fans. Ray Lyn is able to get to her feet and make Stormie miss a splash then peppers her with kicks. Stormie catches Ray Lyn off the ropes with a kick then gives her the stroke for the pin in 10 minutes.
4) Jordynne Grace vs Kiera Hogan
Grace is billed as "The Last Pure Athlete" so I guess she would be 99 44/100% pure? Hogan is "The Girl on Fire" and has a shirt to prove it! Grace does pushups then tries to do the worm without touching the mat. Lots of rolling on the mat to start before waistlocks get traded then Grace dishes out a shoulder tackle that sends Hogan down hard. Hogan's dropkick sends Grace out to call timeout although she makes an X instead. Hogan runs along the apron after her but gets planted face first into the apron and falls to the floor. Hogan gets to the ropes only to get kicked all the way back to the entrance. Back in, Grace slings Hogan back and forth between corners then pulls her into a bear hug. Grace rams Hogan into the corner then covers for 2 and complains about the overworked ref's counting. Another bear hug ends with Hogan fighting out but taking a side slam. Bear hug #3 sees Hogan try to pull Grace down into a DDP Yoga Bent-Legged Barback but Grace arises and suplexes Hogan away. Grace tries a sunset flip but Hogan kicks her away. Hogan throws a few more kicks, including one upside Grace's head. Grace goes for a rollup but Hogan rolls her back the opposite way and pins her in 8 minutes.
SORE LOSER ATTACK!! This brief one ends with Hogan dropkicking Grace out of the ring.
5) April Hunter vs Miss Rachel
I believe I last saw April wrestle in 2003 at TNA although I did make a sign "Bring Back April Hunter" in 2004 toward the end of the Asylum era. April spins out of a wristlock and rolls up Rachel for like 2.8. Test of strength lasts for a minute until Rachel pushes April back to the ropes without letting go despite the ref asking nicely. After Rachel pushes April to the mat and gets three 2 counts, she gives up the hold and proclaims her superiority in the strength department. April kneelifts and drapes Rachel in the ropes to work on her before putting a boot under the chin. April goes for a sleeper and is considerate enough to ask Rachel if she is OK while in the hold! Rachel eventually stunners free and squashes April in corner but runs into a boot and takes a DDT. April covers for 2 7/8 and steps out to grab a chair but the ref pulls it away. Meanwhile, Rachel sneaks up and rolls up April for the pin in 7 minutes.
Fans chant "loser" at April but she's not a loser-she just didn't win.
6) LuFisto vs Aja Perera
LuFisto is OUR SHINE Champion and is announced as a title match, since she did bring the belt (a nice looking belt at that). "Super" Aja is out with a neon green cape and weighs in at "100 pounds of pizza". LuFisto jumps Aja from behind and chops away. Aja spins free and kicks LuFisto in the head for 2 followed by some chops of her own. LuFisto follows a nice standing moonsault by peppering some fists upside Aja's head. LuFisto rear chinlocks and taunts Aja before throwing her into the turnbuckle. Aja leapfrogs the charging LuFisto and bicycle kicks her for 2 but falls victim to an eyerake. LuFisto methodically works various body parts in the ropes while calling on Aja to fight back! LuFisto climbs up top but Aja makes it over to throw her off to the mat. They trade strikes until Aja connects on a kick to the head for 2 3/4. Aja ducks a lariat and pops LuFisto for 2 but gets thrown into the corner so Lufisto can cannonball her for 2 7/9. LuFisto grabs an ankle lock but Aja scoots to the ropes then comes off with a neckbreaker. Aja gets shoved back to the corner and LuFisto climbs up only to miss a frog splash. Aja covers but Jordynne Grace runs out to pull her off the cover! Aja and Grace argue with the ref trying to make peace. LuFisto kicks Aja in the leg and hooks in a figure four to make her submit in 12 minutes.
LuFisto applauds Aja, holding up her hand then kicking her in the leg to commence a SORE WINNER ATTACK (with help from Grace), which brings out Miss Rachel with a chair to disperse the assailants. LuFisto exchanges witty banter with the fans as she leaves. They'll be dancing in the streets in Montreal tonight!!
Overall, this experience was a pleasant one. I enjoyed the matches and even got a pictures with some of the ladies. Hopefully, I'll get to see them again soon!