Ring of Honor will crown a new Undisputed Women’s Champion this week on AEW Dynamite. NXT announces their first-ever Women’s Breakout Tournament. Women’s Wrestling Army debuts, Reality of Wrestling crowns their Sherri Martel Classic winner, and more. Let’s break it all down on this week’s edition of Women’s Wrestling Wrap-Up!
ROH Women’s Championship Unification Match Scheduled for AEW Dynamite
Tomorrow on AEW Dynamite, Ring of Honor Women’s World Champion Deonna Purrazzo will her All Elite Wrestling debut in grand style. There, “The Virtuosa” takes on “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez in a high stakes title unification matchup.
Purrazzo originally claimed the Ring of Honor Women’s World Championship in January after defeating Rok-C in the IMPACT Zone. Since then, Deonna Purrazzo has held multiple open challenges for competitors to receive a championship opportunity. She’s successfully defended against the likes of Santana Garrett, Chelsea Green, Miranda Alize, and more.
When Ring of Honor was then purchased by Tony Khan, many expected “The Virtuosa” to appear with the championship on SuperCard of Honor on April 1st in Dallas, Texas. However, a scheduling conflict prevented that.
As a result, Khan declared that an Interim Ring of Honor Women’s Champion would instead be crowned that evening. Willow Nightingale would then battle Mercedes Martinez at SuperCard of Honor for the interim championship. Martinez took home the victory and was thus crowned the Interim Ring of Honor Women’s Champion.
Now, Deonna Purrazzo will square off with Mercedes Martinez to unify the Ring of Honor Women’s Championships in a champion versus champion match. The winner will be declared the Undisputed ROH Women’s World Champion. Purrazzo and Martinez last met in January at IMPACT Wrestling, where Deonna Purrazzo took home the victory.
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The Undisputed #ROH Women’s Championship is on the line as @DeonnaPurrazzo (c) makes her #AEW debut to defend her Title against Interim Champion @realmmartinez this WEDNESDAY on #AEWDynamite LIVE at 8/7c on @tbsnetwork! pic.twitter.com/ZMj6auLMU7
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 2, 2022
Major League Wrestling To Crown Inaugural Women’s World Featherweight Champion
Since the birth of its Women’s Featherweight Division last summer, Major League Wrestling has grown the division immensely. With the likes of Willow Nightingale, Nicole Savoy, Ashley Vox, Delmi Exo, Holidead and more, the Women’s Featherweight Division has blossomed and showcased the power and draw of its women. Now, it’s time to crown a champion.
Heading into Kings of Colosseum ’22 on May 13th, the undefeated Holidead will take on the current AAA Reina De Reinas Champion, Taya Valkyrie. There, these two decorated competitors will battle to claim the first-ever MLW Women’s World Featherweight Championship.
Major League Wrestling released the following statement about the enticing championship matchup:
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) today announced that the inaugural Women’s World Featherweight Championship will be crowned as Taya Valkyrie fights Holidead at Kings of Colosseum ’22 on Friday, May 13 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping.
Grab your tickets at http://www.MLW2300.com and the 2300 Arena box office.
Major League Wrestling will crown the inaugural women’s World Featherweight Champion as history is made in Philadelphia on Friday, May 13th at the storied 2300 Arena.
Two of the best female fighters in the world will clash as legacies and destines are defined and realized when Taya Valkyrie collides with Holidead.
Fresh off of defeating Australia’s top ranked Shazza McKenzie, the undefeated Holidead faces one of the sport’s most decorated luchadoras in the returning Taya Valkyrie.
Winning championships in Mexico, Japan and the US, Taya has distinguished herself as one of this generation’s best. One of the sport’s most iconic and beloved luchadoras, the LA-based Canadian was a member of the Los Perros del Mal stable and won the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship 3 times.
Meanwhile, Holidead has dominated the featherweight division. From sending Nicole Savoy to the hospital to high profile wins over Willow Nightingale, Holidead has cleaned out the women’s division… that is until “La Wera Loca” returned.
How will the brood known as Strange Sangre impact this historic championship bout? That remains to be seen but Taya will have to avoid the likes of Gangrel, Arez, Dr Dax and Mini Abismo Negro.
MLW plans on having multiple women’s division. Like the men with the heavyweight and middleweight divisions, the women’s featherweight division promises to showcase the best and promote fair fights in stature between fighters of similar attributes.
Who will be crowned the inaugural women’s World Featherweight Champion? Find out Friday night, May 13 in Philadelphia at MLW Kings of Colosseum!
Capital Championship Wrestling Unveils The Capital Cup
Capital Championship Wrestling has a stacked card heading into their Capital Cup event on May 21st in Houston, Delaware.
First, the CCW Championship will be on the line as the reigning champion KiLynn King defends against “The Afro-Punk” Trish Adora. This matchup marks the first time since 2018 that these two enthralling competitors will meet one on one.
King has previously defended the CCW Championship against Davienne and Christina Marie. Trish Adora will be making her Capital Championship Wrestling debut on May 21st.
Also on the card, the first-ever Capital Cup Tag Team Tournament will take place on May 21st at CCW. There, seven teams will battle it out in a highly competitive tournament to take home the Capital Cup trophy. Included in this tournament, the CCW Tag Team Champions The Renegade Twins will receive a first-round bye and automatically advance to the semi-finals.
While the full official brackets have yet to be announced at the time of this writing, all seven teams have been unveiled for the Capital Cup:
– Scarlett and Mother Endless
– “The Good Sisters” Payton Blair and Lizzy Blair
– “Forces of Nature” Riley Matthews and Big Mama
– Devlyn Macabre and Riley Shepard
– Nikii Duke and Rebecca Scott
– Tina San Antonio and Tiara James
– “The Renegade Twins” Charlette Renegade and Robyn Renegade
Macabre and Shepard last teamed at Capital Championship Wrestling’s Battleground event in February in a losing effort to the CCW Tag Team Champions. This duo will team again in the first round of the Capital Cup against Tina San Antonio and Tiara James.
No other first-round matchups have been revealed as of this writing.
COUNTDOWN. STARTS. NOW ⏱ #CCW #CapitalCup pic.twitter.com/W5lpC0NHZi
— Capital Championship Wrestling (@CCWAction) April 29, 2022
However, another championship matchup will be on the line at the Capital Cup. Inaugural CCW Network Champion Kayla Sparks is slated to defend her title against Brittany Blake.
Sparks recently held her first title defense at Women’s Wrestling Army over the weekend against Mazzerati, successfully retaining the CCW Network Championship.
Congratulations to @kaylasparks247 on her first successful (CCW Network) title defense at @WWrestlingArmy this past Sunday against @Mazzerati3 pic.twitter.com/4OeAbAcRiH
— Capital Championship Wrestling (@CCWAction) May 2, 2022
Reality of Wrestling Crowns Inaugural Sherri Martel Classic Winner
On April 30th, Reality of Wrestling presented their first-ever Sherri Martel Classic event–a tournament featuring twelve of the best wrestlers today. Though postponed and the brackets restructured, The Sherri Martel Classic ultimately delivered a great mix of talent and action.
The following were featured in the 2022 ROW Sherri Martel Classic:
and a mystery competitor
In the end, “The Renaissance Woman” Hyan emerged victorious, outlasting her competition to become the first-ever Sherri Martel Classic winner.
? 2022 Sherri Martel Classic Winner @TheOfficialROW pic.twitter.com/LFRJyW2rIM
— HYAN ハイアン (@_thehyan) May 1, 2022
NXT To Feature Inaugural NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament
Last week on NXT 2.0, the first three competitors for NXT’s inaugural Women’s Breakout Tournament were revealed. The tournament itself will begin next Tuesday, May 10th.
NXT 2.0 will make history by beginning its first Women’s Breakout Tournament next week. Previously, NXT has held breakout tournaments with male talent, but 2022 marks the year of the women’s tournament. Last year, Carmelo Hayes won his respective breakout tournament, going on to win NXT North American Championship a few months later.
Now, the women will compete in the 2022 Breakout Tournament. As of this writing, three competitors have been announced so far. Firstly, Arianna Grace (fka Bianca Carelli) emerges as a second-generation superstar looking to make a name for herself in sports entertainment.
Kiana James (fka Kayla Inlay) then confirmed herself for the tournament James promised to bring office sophistication to the competition.
Third, Sloane Jacobs (fka Notorious Mimi) revealed her plans to become the youngest NXT Women’s Champion ever. She will also join the 2022 Women’s Breakout Tournament.
WrestleZone will keep you updated as more details become available on the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament.
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A BIG couple of weeks coming up on #WWENXT! pic.twitter.com/QxoVDxfMi8
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 27, 2022
Warriors of Wrestling Women’s Champion Jade spoke with The Hot Tag Hooligans about her career, balancing high school and wrestling, the pandemic, college, being the WOW champ and more.
Women’s Wrestling Army owner Maria Kanellis-Bennett appeared on SEScoops to discuss international prospects, innovative plans for the brand, the response from fans and her peers, a possible Tournament of Champions to crown the first WWA Champion, and more.
Ring of Honor Women’s World Champion Deonna Purrazzo chatted with Women’s Wrestling Talk about her rivalry with Mickie James, being “The Virtuosa”, facing Mercedes Martinez on Dynamite, wrestling Taya Valkyrie, and more.
Major League Wrestling star Alicia Atout joined Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful to discuss her MLW contract renewal, her outside interests, her heel turn, interviewing bands, and more.
WWR+: Hit Em Up Style – May 1st
- Ashley D’Amboise defeated LMK
- Trish Adora defeated Tina San Antonio
- The Outfielders (Shea McCoy & Weber Hatfield) defeat Antonio Zambrano & Damian Adams
- Tiara James defeated JC Storm
- Alisha Edwards defeated Kayla Sparks
- Artsy Fartsy (Edith Surreal & Erica Leigh) defeat The Hardcore Geeks (Kennedi Copeland & Riley Shepard)
- Jody Threat defeated Davienne
- Willow Nightingale defeated Jordan Blade
Women’s Wrestling Army – May 1st
- Miranda Alize defeated Laynie Luck
- Big Swole vs. Trish Adora – Time Limit Draw (15:00)
- CCW Network Championship: Kayla Sparks (c) defeated Mazzerati
- Tasha Steelz defeated Taya Valkyrie
- Queen Bee defeated Christina Marie
- No Disqualification: Alex Gracia defeated Jody Threat
- Queen Aminata defeated Gabby Ortiz
- Nicole Savoy defeated Janai Kai
- NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championships The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) (c) defeat Holidead & Willow Nightingale
GLAM: Reawakening – June 4th
We are Guilty Lethal Action Mayhem. We. Are. BACK.#WeAreGLAM pic.twitter.com/hcRm21wQ7K
— GLAMxOAK (@GlamXOak) May 1, 2022
Pro-Wrestling EVE: 12 Year Anniversary Special – May 7th
Just 8 days away – The 12 Year #EVEwrestling Anniversary Special LIVE @PatchworksXyz in #Leyton
Tickets https://t.co/hSAIIPt8ee pic.twitter.com/Z6Xu1fk0q6
— EVE – Riot Grrrls of Wrestling (@ProWrestlingEVE) April 29, 2022
Vixens Wrestling Revolution: Rise Of The Vixens III – May 28th
Rise of the Vixens III is a little less than a month away! And here’s the OFFICIAL event poster! We’ve assembled a murderer’s row of talent for the show and are truly excited about the matchups we have planned!
Tickets on sale now!
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— Vixens Wrestling Revolution (@VWRProWrestling) April 29, 2022
IMPACT Wrestling: Under Siege – May 7th
.@IMPACTWRESTLING Under Siege is LIVE May 7th on IMPACT Plus and YouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders!@thetayavalkyrie vs @DeonnaPurrazzo for the AAA Reina De Reinas Title!
?️: https://t.co/6LNRTI11mT pic.twitter.com/ur245FlYS4
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 3, 2022
WWE: WrestleMania Backlash – May 8th
The contract is signed.
Who will say "I Quit" at #WMBacklash, @RondaRousey or @MsCharlotteWWE?#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/NFFupbzSox
— WWE (@WWE) April 29, 2022