Shining the spotlight on Australian Women's Wrestling
Welcome to the very first edition of the Revolution Rhi-cap! A place where we can come together discuss and celebrate all things women’s wrestling in Australia.
We have some amazing and incredible talent in Australia, this column is to shine the spotlight on what the women are doing on home turf, but also those that take the plunge, leave everything behind and go overseas to pursue their dreams.
Let me introduce myself, I’m Rhi. I founded NHB Girls, an all female wrestling website that celebrated and highlighted women’s wrestling in Australia, a few years ago. I am extremely passionate about wrestling, but women’s wrestling especially. I have regularly attended local wrestling shows for over 15 years and get a real sense of pride when our girls accomplish incredible feats.
Now, the landscape has changed, NHB Girls is no longer in operation and the kind crew at the FNX Network have given me a space on the internet, so that I can continue to spruik the awesomness that is Australian Women’s Wrestling. #winning? Yes, I think so!
Let’s get down to business shall we?
- 3 January – Harley Wonderland def Erika Reid @ International Wrestling Australia (NSW)
- 4 January – Erika Reid def Harley Wonderland @ International Wrestling Australia (NSW)
- 5 January – Harley Wonderland def Mehmina The Turkish Tart / Harley Wonderland wins the 15 Wrestler Battle Royale @ International Wrestling Australia (NSW)
- 6 January – Harley Wonderland def Jasmin @ International Wrestling Australia (NSW)
- 7 January – Harley Wonderland def. Riebell @ International Wrestling Australia (NSW)
- 8 January – Harley Wonderland & Jasmin def. Riebell & Kira Sommers @ International Wrestling Australia (NSW)
- 14 January – Kellyanne def Jessica Troy @ Melbourne City Wrestling (VIC)
- 14 January – Shazza McKenzie def Charli Evans @ Newcastle Pro Wrestling (NSW)
- 14 January – Roxy Ryot vs Jarrad Slate ended in no contest / Team B.A.E def Izzy Shaw & Ryan Allan @ SHWA (WA)
- 20 January – Mortar vs Avary / Kellyanne also to appear @ Battle Championship Wrestling (VIC)
- 22 January – TBA vs TBA @ PWA Australia (NSW)
- 28 January – Kellyanne vs Casey Johns vs Demi Bennett (c) Riot City Wrestling (SA) – Non-Title Match
- 4 February – Blair Brady vs Amity Row @ EPW Perth (WA)
- 11 February – TBA vs TBA @ Melbourne City Wrestling (VIC)
Upcoming Indy Tours
Kellyanne has announced an upcoming tour to the USA, telling fans on her Facebook page that she will be appearing with her Bestos tag team partner, Adam Brooks on Pro Wrestling 2.0 and at SHIMMER’s More than Mania show on 1 April.
What’s Happening Abroad?
- Billie Kay and Peyton Royce have established themselves as an ICONIC duo at NXT. In a recent episode of NXT, William Regal has officially signed the Aussie duo in a four-way match for the NXT Women’s Championship against Asuka and Nikki Cross at NXT Takeover: San Antonio.
- WWE RAW have been teasing the evolution of Emma to Emmalina for weeks now, with some stunning photography vignettes. At the time of writing this column, Emmalina is still yet to premiere. But I join the chorus of Twitter fans, we want Emmalina already!
- Toni Storm is heading back to Japan, with an announcement she will be appearing on STARDOM on 3 March
Am I missing something in this column or if you just wanna chat about wrestling. Follow me & send me a tweet – @remotetragic.
Credit imagery: Digital Beard Photography / New Photography Studios / Peyton Royce’s official FB page
Information sourced from promotion and talent facebook pages or in-person attendance.