Jordynne Grace becomes Queen of the Mountain. Taya Valkyrie wins her third championship in two months. Women’s Wrestling Army is set for their Chicago debut. Maki Itoh is GCW bound, and much more. Let’s break it down in this week’s edition of Women’s Wrestling Wrap-Up!
IMPACT Slammiversary: Queen Of The Mountain, Taya Valkyrie Becomes Triple Champion
HERstory was made at IMPACT Slammiversary over the weekend.
Five of fiercest Knockouts competed in the first ever Queen of the Mountain match in pursuit of the IMPACT Knockouts Championship. In addition, all five entered the grueling matchup as a former or current Knockouts Champion. Tasha Steelz, Deonna Purrazzo, Chelsea Green, Mia Yim and Jordynne Grace put on a spectacular showcase with a collision of ladders, stacks of tables, penalty box shenanigans, and absolute carnage.
Tasha Steelz entered the match as champion with Savanah Evans by her side, until special guest enforcer Mickie James ejected Evans from ringside. In the end though, a new IMPACT Knockouts Champion was crowned at Slammiversary.
Jordynne Grace climbed the ladder to hook the Knockouts title to become a two-time Knockouts Champion.
A full recap of the first ever Queen of the Mountain match can be read below, courtesy of our coverage page:
Queen of the Mountain Match for the IMPACT Knockouts World Championship: Tasha Steelz (c) (with Savannah Evans) vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Chelsea Green vs. Mia Yim vs. Jordynne Grace
Special guest enforcer Mickie James comes to the ring. Steelz leaves the ring right after the bell. She sets up two tables at ringside as her opponents fight in the ring. Purrazzo and Green gain the upper hand and double-team Yim. Steelz dives onto Yim and Grace. Green takes flight and dives onto her competitors, and Purrazzo follows suit. Green pins Steelz to become eligible, so Steelz has to enter the penalty box. James locks Evans and Steelz in the penalty box. Yim hits Green with a series of strikes. Steelz drops Purrazzo with a big boot and plants Kim with a modified bulldog. James enters the ring and tells Evans to leave; she officially ejects her, and Steelz gets in the legend’s face.
Yim pins Green to become eligible, and she sends the later to the penalty box. Green licks the door into James’ face as she’s being put in the box. Yim tries to hang the title, but Purrazzo stops her. Steelz hits a diving cutter on Yim. Purrazzo makes Steelz tap out to become eligible, and she sends Steelz to the penalty box. Yim gets a two count on a roll-up. Green plays to the crowd, and Yim sends her into the ladder with a missile dropkick. Yim dives off a ladder and lands on Grace and Purrazzo. She plants Grace with a piledriver on the floor and pins her, so she becomes eligible.
James stops Green from climbing a ladder and attacks her. She slides the title to Yim, who climbs a ladder until Purrazzo stops her with a powerbomb onto a ladder. Green and Purrazzo climb up a ladder, but Yim sends them crashing through two tables at ringside. Steelz helps Grace pin Yim, so they become eligible. Grace drops Steelz with a Musclebuster and pins her to send her to the penalty box. Grace hooks the title to win the match.
Winner and new IMPACT Knockouts World Champion: Jordynne Grace
#ANDNEW IMPACT Knockouts World Champion@JordynneGrace #Slammiversary pic.twitter.com/ROqQxqmrtK
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 20, 2022
READ MORE: New IMPACT Knockouts Champion Crowned In Queen Of The Mountain Match At Slammiversary
Also on the Slammiversary card, the Knockouts Tag Team Championships changed hands as well. Defending champions Tenille Dashwood and Madison Rayne squared off with Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary. In the end, Rosemary gained the pinfall on Rayne for the win. Therefore, IMPACT Wrestling has NEW Knockouts Tag Team Champions!
A recap of the Knockouts Tag Team Championship can be read, courtesy of our coverage page:
IMPACT Knockouts World Tag Team Championship: The Influence (Tenille Dashwood and Madison Rayne) (c) vs. Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie
Rayne and Valkyrie start the bout, and they feel each other out. Rosemary tags herself in and bites Rayne. Dashwood tags in, but she gets double-teamed by Valkyrie and Rosemary. The challengers maintain the upper hand, but Rayne drops Rosemary at ringside to gain some momentum. Dashwood grounds her and keeps her isolated from Valkyrie. The champions continue to control the match, but Rosemary rallies by suplexing Dashwood. Valkyrie makes the hot tag with a flurry of offense. She hits a Blue Thunder Bomb on Rayne for a two count. Rosemary goes for the Spear, but Dashwood nails her with a kick to the head. The challengers send their opponents into each other with an Irish whip and drop them with Spears.
Dashwood catches Valkyrie with a neck breaker through the ropes. The Influence drop Rosemary with The Collab. Rosemary fires up and slams Rayne for the win.
Winner and new IMPACT Knockouts World Tag Team Champions: Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary
We have NEW IMPACT Knockouts
Tag Team Champions!@WeAreRosemary @thetayavalkyrie #Slammiversary #ImpactWrestling pic.twitter.com/WiNvHJy3VO
— ?????? (@WrestlingCovers) June 20, 2022
This championship win marks Taya Valkyrie’s third title win the last two months. At IMPACT Rebellion in April, Valkyrie defeated Deonna Purrazzo for the AAA Reina De Reinas Championship. Most recently, she defeated Holidead on MLW Fusion to become the first ever MLW Women’s Featherweight Champion. Now, Valkyrie is one half of the new Knockouts Tag Team Champions.
READ MORE: Taya Valkyrie Becomes First MLW Women’s Featherweight Champion
Women’s Wrestling Army Set For Chicago Debut, Exclusive Taping At Warrior Wrestling
Women’s Wrestling Army will film their next round of tapings from Chicago, Illinois. In addition, this will mark the company’s windy city formal debut.
As announced on the WWA Twitter, the promotion will make its Chicago debut for a two-day television taping event on July 8th and 9th. The following talent has been announced for the shows thus far:
- Tasha Steelz
- Miranda Alize
- Trish Adora
- Max the Impaler
- Alex Gracia
- The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle)
- Laynie Luck
- Janai Kai
- Queen Bee Brooke V
Announcement!!! @WWrestlingArmy will be coming to Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago July 8th and 9th!!
Appearances By:@Janai_Kai @MirandaAlize_ @TrishAdora202 @QueenBeeBrookeV @holidead @LuFisto @RealTSteelz pic.twitter.com/B7G3umQZxa
— Women's Wrestling Army (@WWrestlingArmy) June 15, 2022
Before those tapings though, Women’s Wrestling Army will gear for up for another exclusive set of tapings this weekend. On June 26, Warrior Wrestling will team up with Women’s Wrestling Army to film tapings during their VIP Fan Fest.
As of this writing, three matches have officially been announced for the Warrior Wrestling 24 and Women’s Wrestling Army collaboration:
- Mission Pro Wrestling Championship: Holidead (c) versus Janai Kai
- Deonna Purrazzo vs Ashley Vox
- Heather Reckless vs Miranda Alize
6 DAYS – Right before #ForbiddenDoor @WWrestlingArmy joins forces w/ #WarriorWrestling @holidead vs @Janai_Kai for @MissionProWres Championship@DeonnaPurrazzo vs @ReelCatchAV @Heathereckless vs @MirandaAlize_ #WomensWrestling in #Chicago
TICKETS: https://t.co/lv3T1F7sgD pic.twitter.com/l6WRvB27Fk
— Warrior Wrestling (@WarriorWrstlng) June 20, 2022
READ MORE: Women’s Wrestling Army Announces Chicago Debut, New Weekly Show On Pro Wrestling TV
Maki Itoh To Make GCW Debut
Game Changer Wrestling recently announced a huge talent for their Homecoming weekend.
Slated for The Showboat in Atlantic City, Maki Itoh will debut for GCW during Homecoming weekend on August 13th and 14th. No official opponent has been named for Maki Itoh thus far, but Itoh’s presence will surely be felt in GCW.
Additionally, GCW Homecoming weekend will air live on FITE TV from New Jersey.
MAKI ITOH makes her GCW Debut during Homecoming Weekend at The Showboat in Atlantic City!
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Homecoming Pt 1
August 13 – 8PMhttps://t.co/5vtNI8hLgf
Homecoming Pt 2
August 14 – 4PMhttps://t.co/LwHflNefuh
Streaming LIVE on @FiteTV! pic.twitter.com/0816EGMspG
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) June 17, 2022
Former Knockouts Champion Mickie James spoke with SEScoops about her role as the special guest enforcer in the Queen of the Mountain match at Slammiversary, IMPACT Wrestling’s 20-year anniversary, her future in wrestling, wrestling Allie Katch at GCW and more!
Ring of Honor Women’s Champion Mercedes Martinez joined Complex Unsanctioned to discuss Ring of Honor, how wrestling has evolved over the last 20 years, social media, and more.
New Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace spoke with Muscle and Fitness to discuss taking up yoga, IMPACT’s Queen of the Mountain match, power building, being a strong girl, and more.
CCW Network Champion Kayla Sparks appeared on Women’s Wrestling Talk to discuss winning Immortal Championship Wrestling Women’s Championship, and the inaugural CCW Network Championship, getting back into wrestling after 14 years, appearing on WWE programming, and more.
Former Mission Pro Wrestling Champion La Rosa Negra chatted with We Luv Wrestling about Mission Pro Wrestling, her match at Hit Club Pro with Savannah Evans, LAWE, and more.
SHINE Wrestling: SHINE 73 – June 19th
- Katalina Perez defeated Jessie Belle
- Ashley D’Amboise defeated Kelsey Raegan
- Amber Nova defeated Chelsea Durden
- Santana defeated Lexi Gomez
- SHINE Nova Championship: Renee Michelle defeated The WOAD (c) – TITLE CHANGE !!!
- SHINE Championship: Ivelisse (c) defeated Myka Madrid
Pro-Wrestling EVE: SHE-1 – June 18th & 19th
- SHE-1 2022 Block C: Emersyn Jayne  defeats Safire Reed 
- SHE-1 2022 Block A: Skye Smitson (w/Nightshade)  defeats Alex Windsor 
- SHE-1 2022 Block C: Takumi Iroha  defeats Charlie Morgan 
- SHE-1 2022 Block B Non Title: Jetta  defeats Rhia O’Reilly 
- SHE-1 2022 Block A: VENY  defeats Rhio  (10:58)
- SHE-1 2022 Block B Non Title: Laura Di Matteo  defeats Kasey 
- SHE-1 2022 Block C: Charlie Morgan  defeats Safire Reed 
- SHE-1 2022 Block B: Jetta  vs. Laura Di Matteo  – No Contest
- SHE-1 2022 Block A: Alex Windsor  defeats VENY 
- SHE-1 2022 Block A: Rhio  defeats Skye Smitson (w/Nightshade) 
- SHE-1 2022 Block B: Kasey  vs. Rhia O’Reilly  – No Contest
- SHE-1 2022 Block B Fatal Four Way Double Or Nothing: Kasey  defeats Jetta  and Laura Di Matteo  and Rhia O’Reilly 
- SHE-1 2022 Block C: Emersyn Jayne  defeats Takumi Iroha 
- SHE-1 2022 Block C: Takumi Iroha  defeats Martina 
- SHE-1 2022 Block A: Alex Windsor  defeats Rhio 
- SHE-1 2022 Block B Non Title: Kasey  defeats Jetta 
- SHE-1 2022 Block B Non Title: Rhia O’Reilly  defeats Laura Di Matteo 
- SHE-1 2022 Block C: Emersyn Jayne  defeats Charlie Morgan 
- SHE-1 2022 Block A: VENY  defeats Skye Smitson (w/Nightshade) 
- The Royal Aces (Charlie Morgan & Jetta) defeat Laura Di Matteo & Martina
- Rhio defeats Rayne Leverkusen
- Tag Team: The Uprising (Rhia O’Reilly & Skye Smitson) defeat Takumi Iroha & VENY
- Kanji defeats Nightshade (w/Skye Smitson)
- SHE-1 2022 Final: Alex Windsor defeats Emersyn Jayne
Capital Championship Wrestling: Breaking Point – June 25th
?Breaking Point? The countdown starts now!⏱ pic.twitter.com/ZenMiqckCx
— Capital Championship Wrestling (@CCWAction) June 21, 2022