Women’s History Month is off to a stellar start! Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa set to collide at AEW Revolution, Pro-Wrestling EVE to host an International Women’s Day Celebration, WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships set to be defended at WrestleMania, and much more! Let’s break it down in this week’s edition of Women’s Wrestling Wrap-Up!
Britt Baker vs Thunder Rosa Slated For AEW Revolution
Britt Baker’s next challenger for the AEW Women’s World Championship is officially set for this upcoming weekend.
On March 6th at All Elite Wrestling’s Revolution pay-per-view, Britt Baker will defend her AEW Women’s World Championship against former NWA Women’s Champion, Thunder Rosa.
As announced on #AEWRampage it's Dr. @RealBrittBaker vs. @ThunderRosa22 for the #AEW Women’s Title at #AEWRevolution LIVE on PPV Sunday 3/6 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT! Available on all major providers, @BleacherReport, @FiteTV (Intl) & in theaters @AMCTheatres, @Cinemark & @RegalMovies pic.twitter.com/oZDPNSPnW3
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 19, 2022
Thunder Rosa previously defeated Mercedes Martinez on the February 16th edition of Dynamite. Martinez first appeared in AEW in December, coming to the aid of Britt Baker. However, Rosa garnered the strength to defeat Martinez in a recent No Disqualification match.
Now, for the first time since March 2021, Thunder Rosa will once again meet Britt Baker in singles competition. These two first clashed AEW Dynamite: St. Patrick’s Day Slam last year in an Unsanctioned Lights Out match, where Rosa took home the victory.
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Pro-Wrestling EVE To Host International Women’s Day Weekend Spectacular (Updated)
As previously noted on Women’s Wrestling Wrap-Up, one of the United Kingdom’s biggest wrestling promotions will be holding a weekend spectacular in honor of International Women’s Day.
Coming up this weekend March 4th and March 5th, Pro-Wrestling EVE “presents a truly international cast of characters” with a stacked lineup of performers.
#IWD2022 Get the EVE International Women's Day Celebration Experience on Fri March 4 & Sat March 5 as EVE lives up to IWD & presents a truly international cast of characters!
JUST 29 TICKETS LEFT FOR SAT MARCH 5 @SIGNATUREBREWBHhttps://t.co/hSAIIPt8ee https://t.co/uOeTcPbA1V pic.twitter.com/EG4RiQidm8
— EVE – Riot Grrrls of Wrestling (@ProWrestlingEVE) February 27, 2022
March 4th will showcase “WOMEN BEHAVING BADLY!” with a high stakes main event. NWA Tag Team Champions Allysin Kay & Marti Belle will collide with EVE’s Tag Team Champions Skye Smitson and Rhia O’Reilly in a Title versus Title, Winner Takes All matchup. The Hex will travel abroad to take on The Uprising for the very first time in this main event matchup.
In addition, newly crowned EVE Champion Jetta will defend her championship against Emersyn Jayne in EVE’s first-ever 30 minute Iron Woman match. Newly crowned EVE International Champion Laura Di Matteo will compete against The Ava as well, in a non-title matchup on March 4th.
The “WOMEN BEHAVING BADLY!” show also marks the return of the SHE 1 Series for Pro-Wrestling EVE. “The Renaissance Woman” will be returning to the United Kingdom to take on former EVE Champion, Charlie Morgan in a qualifying matchup. Former EVE Tag Team Champion, Charli Evans will return to EVE to take on Riho in a qualifying matchup as well.
Also scheduled for the March 4th card is Max The Impaler, officially makes their United Kingdom debut against Clementine. Queen of the Carnival Champion Alex Windsor will clash with Lizzy Evo in a non-title matchup. Lastly on the March 4th show, NXT UK stars Nina Samuels and Emilia McKenzie will face off in an exciting matchup.
In addition to “WOMEN BEHAVING BADLY!”, EVE is scheduled to feature “BRAWL AT THE BREWERY” on March 5th. As of this writing, a few matchups have already been announced.
Charli Evans and Millie McKenzie (Medusa Complex) will reunite to take on familiar foes Jetta and Erin Angel (Wrestle Friends) in a live audience only match. This marks the first time since 2019 that these two teams have squared off.
For one night only – the feud will be renewed ?
Medusa Complex vs WrestleFriends
Exclusive to live audience only!
Sat March 5 – London – https://t.co/hSAIIPt8ee pic.twitter.com/NwKFVgLmb0
— EVE – Riot Grrrls of Wrestling (@ProWrestlingEVE) February 25, 2022
Emersyn Jayne is slated to take on The Ava on March 5th in a non-title matchup as of now. The stipulation of this matchup highly depends upon Jayne’s EVE Championship matchup the night prior. Should she reclaim the gold, her match against the Ava on March 5th may change.
In addition, Charlie Morgan will collide with Lizzy Evo. Alex Windsor will also defend her Queen of the Carnival Championship against Ivy at BRAWL AT THE BREWERY.
Other talent scheduled to appear on March 5th include EVE International Champion Laura Di Matteo, Lana Austin, Max The Impaler, Alexis Falcon, The Hex and more.
Women’s Tag Team Championships To Be Defended At WrestleMania 38
Last week on Friday Night Smackdown, Sasha Banks returned to in-ring action for the first time since the 2022 Royal Rumble. There, Banks squared off with a familiar foe, in the form of Shotzi.
Before the match officially began however, fellow Smackdown star Naomi made a surprise appearance to join commentary for the duration of the match. In the end, Banks forced Shotzi to tap out after applying her signature Bank Statement submission.
Following the matchup, Naomi joined Sasha Banks in the ring to proclaim that they would be the next WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
There apparent challenge would then be answered on Monday Night RAW by the current champions, Carmella and Queen Zelina. Accordingly, the current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions officially accepted the challenge, and will go on to defend their titles against Naomi and Sasha Banks at WrestleMania.
Regarding that #WrestleMania challenge from @SashaBanksWWE & @NaomiWWE … @CarmellaWWE & @ZelinaVegaWWE accept!
First the world premiere of #CoreyandCarmella and now THIS?! What a week!!!!! ???#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/9FTl6FE6Nw
— WWE (@WWE) March 1, 2022
Queen Zelina previously defeated Sasha Banks from the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble in shocking fashion. Now, Banks will receive a chance a payback and some tag team gold. Banks and Naomi previously teamed together in 2015 and 2016 as a part of Team B.A.D (with Tamina), but have yet to claim tag team gold together as a team. Will the Women’s Tag Team Championships favor Team B.A.D at WrestleMania?
With this WrestleMania challenge, Carmella and Queen Zelina receive their first challengers for the championships since January 3rd. In addition, this matchup marks the first time since WrestleMania 37 last year that the Women’s Tag Team Championships will be defended on a pay-per-view event.
As of this writing, three women’s matches are set to take place at this year’s WrestleMania spectacular. On April 2nd, Becky Lynch will defend her RAW Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair. In the main event of that same night, Charlotte Flair will defend her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Ronda Rousey. WWE has yet to confirm which night the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match will appear on.
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Hikaru Shida To Return To Ice Ribbon
During Ice Ribbon’s February 26th show, former four-time International Ribbon Tag Team Champion Hikaru Shida announced that she will be making her highly anticipated return to Ice Ribbon.
For the first time since December 2018, Shida returns to Ice Ribbon at their upcoming March 20th show at Korakuen Hall. The All Elite Wrestling star made her pro wrestling debut in Ice Ribbon in 2008, and has gone on to international success ever since.
Hikaru Shida has sent a message!
She’s coming to fight at Ice Ribbon at Korakuen Hall on March 20th!
(English transcript in thread) pic.twitter.com/5YZh75GeDJ
— Ice Ribbon ~Official English Account~ (@IceRibbon_eng) February 26, 2022
All Elite Wrestling star Thunder Rosa spoke with Denise Salcedo about her journey in AEW, the lights out match with Britt Baker, her thoughts heading into AEW Revolution, her work with Mission Pro Wrestling and more.
NWA on-air personality Mayra Dias Gomes (aka May Valentine) appeared on PWI’s FaceTurn to discuss how she became involved with wrestling, her beginnings as a young novelist in Brazil, entering the world of music journalism, working NWA Empowerrr and more.
PROGRESS Wrestling star Mercedes Blaze chatted with Wrestling With Johners Podcast about her past year in Progress, her early beginning’s in the wrestling business, training with Florida Championship Wrestling, her start on the UK Indy’s and more.
Capital Championship Wrestling star Veda Scott joined In & Out the Locker Room to discuss their travels in wrestling, high-profile commentary opportunities, content creation, international snacks, and more!
Independent wrestler Missa Kate appeared on Kickin’ Back with Kat to discuss John Cena, Peacemaker, Lucille Ball and her appearances on AEW, and more.
“The Pink Dream” Alex Gracia spoke with Toilet-side Wrestling Talk about family, college studies, career decisions, training, getting noticed, living out her dream and more.
“Orlando City’s Finest”, Devlyn Macabre chatted with A Wrestling Gal to discuss Wii video games, the emergence of all-women’s promotions, the origins of her ring name, her 5-year plan, and much more!
Capital Championship Wrestling: Battleground – February 19th
- Mother Endless defeated Kayla Sparks
- CCW Tag Team Championships: The Renegade Twins (Charlette & Robyn) (c) defeat Devlyn Macabre & Riley Shepard
- CCW Championship #1 Contendership: Christina Marie defeats Willow Nightingale
- LuFisto defeated Vita VonStarr
- CCW Championship: KiLynn King (c) defeated Davienne
NWA Powerrr Trip (Part 1)
- Chelsea Green defeated Kenzie Paige
- NWA World Women’s Title: Kamille (c) defeated Taryn Terrell
IMPACT Wrestling: Sacrifice – March 5th
The long-awaited Knockouts World Tag Team Title showdown between reigning champions The IInspiration and surging contenders The Influence is about to go down at #Sacrifice this Sat!
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 28, 2022
Mission Pro Wrestling: No Debes Jugar – March 5th
? DON’T MISS OUT! GET YOUR TICKETS at https://t.co/72DaD6HHxJ!#MPWNoDebesJugar THIS SATURDAY MARCH 5th at @SouthernStarBC!
? @holidead vs @LaRosaNegraPR vs @JazminAllure
? @Renegade_Twins vs @Madi_Wrenkowski @RacheChanel
& MORE!#MissionProWrestling pic.twitter.com/WecPyZfL3p
— Mission Pro Wrestling (@MissionProWres) February 28, 2022