Wrestling Wonders Pro
Welcome to the annual Wrestling Wonders Pro 25 of 2014.
Here, Max Waltham appreciates and honours the twenty-five most hard working, skillful and leading ladies who made waves in the 2014 pro wrestling calendar.
All listed have been considered from the period of 1st January 2014 - 31st December 2014. This is not a 'who is at the top of a wrestling promotion' or 'girls I fancy' list.
Wrestling skill, talent, promos and all round effectiveness as a wrestler with interesting or exceptional qualities on show have been judged.
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Written and finalised on 7th January 2015.
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Started with directionless feud against Aksana and Alicia Fox where Fox was strting to go cray cray... Lost to Tamina in a 4:11 Main Event booster... Joined the all rostered Vickie Guerrero Invitational Divas title grab bag, failing to dethrone champ AJ... Held decent three minute singles with Natalya on Raw in May... Moved around as spare with extra divas before Cameron, Naomi and Alicia Fox involvements... Fell out with sister Brie after becoming Stephanie McMahon's picked on girl due to Brie and husband Daniel Bryan's ungratefullness to The Authority... Punished Brie herself upon sister return as personal servant for one month with upsetting and degrading tasks, which boosted Nikki's transition... Was clearly steered towards Divas title challenge at Night of Champions in failed Triple Threat with AJ and flunkie Paige... Won Smackdown Divas title contendership to go on to Survivor Series in which Brie Bella mimicked the Wrestlemania AJ-Daniel Bryan kiss moment, causing Nikki to win the championship in 0:34... Title win repaired sisterhood with Brie... Gained rematch at TLC in which better match was on show which should have been at Survivors... Suffered unknown injury to viewers which Bella worked through in tags...
Neccessary title win was moment Bella needed, but once gained was booked in less than favourable circumstances... Is now having slight difficulty being respectable champ alongside nagging injury... Still maintains strong work prinicpals and tries to improve... Needs to take care with interactions and make more connectivity with opponents to gain full fan respect... Could have good opportunites if worked for...
2013 Placing - 18
Beat Santana Garrett in a smooth SHINE battle on 24th January... Continued progress month later in follow up event with Angelina Love which was another improving fullfiller... Fought Taeler Hendrix in March with sheer grace, dignity and control... Dropped Mia Yim at PWS event which was filled with intense action thrills... Gained big win over Mercedes Martinez in highly workable and unobvious to trained eye duet of style and charisma gifted by both wrestlers... Participated in ten man tag elimination winning as team Valkyrie with another captivating outing... Took on Cheerleader Melissa at AWS 4th Women's tourney ending as an effective loss proving value once more as performer... Had most challenging and outstanding position yet in six minute time limit draw against Ivelisse Velez for SHINE title climax...
Whilst often perceived as extra on indy scene helping out where possible, fr last two years Serena has proved to be anything but... Able to hold own with style, charisma, grace and effective mat work... Could grow further over next year given chance... May be solid option for tag teaming where available... Can still be worthy as singles also... Has much to give and hard effort is recognisable asset...
TOTAL NON-STOP ACTION
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Returned from maternity leave to rejoin TNA in May at Knockout's Knockdown PPV which was a complete mess... Went to nonsensical no contest with Gail Kim after only four minutes on 25th June Impact Knockout's title challenge... Gave good matches with Gail Kim over August to retain some credibility... Joined most of female roster in loss to bumbling new signing Havok, making another insider joke of absolute laughter at TNA as a company trying to be 'on the ball'... Held own worth in three way contendership title match with Angelina Love and Madison Rayne in September... Finally scored the big one at TNA's Impact taping over Gail Kim and Havok in a compelling victory for Terrell...
Great return with key players and thrust into main scene was highlighting boost... Marred by lack of TNA direction under clueless bookers with no respect other than producing segment making instantly forgettable... Needs strong booking as champion with worthy opponents and strong reasons... Has tried hardest to help TNA succeed despite making its own mistakes on yet another growing prospect...
2013 Placing - 23
Began dependable year proving herself in Japanese market over January at Stardom promotion with capable losses... Continued technique in February with rewarding victories and harder push as starring figure... Went for Artist of Stardom title in March on losing end of six team tag pleaser with leading figure Hiroyo Matsumoto... Won tag scrap with trusted partner Tomoka Nakagawa over Madison Eagles and Nicole Matthews at SHIMMER triple events back to back smoothly also beating ignorant Saraya Knight... Sat at top of SHIMMER tag division once more in October among Eight man No disqualification tag match... Took hold of tag titles in SHIMMER from Matthews and Portia Perez in another controlled and satisfying result... Put in couple more decent shows for Stardom over November... Finished up year over December with REINA victories involving Kyoko Kimura to further pleasing effect...
Has proved to be consistent performer since debut on last year's WW Pro 25... Is growing a steady pace but has tough competition rising... Needs to embody more personality and hidden something to mold together full package if to rise greater... Should try to avoid negative influences that could harm progress... Haste would not be her strong point over potential ignorance... Needs time to grow...
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Began debut on WWE Raw in January as part of crowd audience, eventually referenced by WWE, holding signs reading 'Emmatainment'... Continued crowd interactions until finally pulled into squared circle by Santino Marella for a dance off with Summer Rae... Was called up to wrestling action with Summer Rae on 24th February Raw gaining considerable three minute victory as starting point... Challenged flunkie NXT divas champion Paige on NXT Arrival which made Paige look good... Dropped Rae and her beau Fandango in mixed tag with Marella whilst teasing romance between her and Santino... Joined divas in a four on four collaboration which gave her a moment to please... Received huge call up as diva extra in Wrestlemania Vickie Guerrero Invitational to try and stop AJ retaining Divas championship... Adopted Marella's Cobra manouever called the Ven-Emma, to Layla, who replaced Rae as lothario Fandango's new babe... Pair teased Cobra love with glove puppets... Lost call up pal Marella over before Summer with retirement... Returned to minor television... Had embarrassing mistake at self-service checkout blunder when accidentally not paying for $20 item earning court appearance instead of scheduled Raw... Came back stronger than ever at Survivor Series chancer as best performer of the night with amazing technicality...
Has been given strong call up with outstanding potential to succeed despite WWE stalling for others... Should instantly be re-called to Divas division as strong contender... Survivor Series was proof enough Emma is not only capable, but insanely skilled to drive female division into more comfortable place as serious entity... Battles with Bellas and Natalya could prove profitable...
TOTAL NON-STOP ACTION
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Started January with wasteful title victory from Gail Kim in a returning moment from Rayne's pregnancy at Genesis spanning just four minutes... Fell into feud with Kim and her heavy Lei'd Tapa which was more than awkward in booking and match fluidity... Fought Kim again in gimmick Steel Cage at Lockdown which was a consistent effort by both... Lost to returning enemy Angelina Love, who reunited with Velvet Sky in March that made no real sense... Lost Knockout's title to Love over eight minutes of mess ending April... Spent lengthy feud against The Beautiful People, Love and Sky for months which became sloppy and tired program... regained KO title from Love on Impact on 16th September three way with Taryn Terrell decently... Hilariously lost title in next night taping to bumbling disaster Havok in another TNA stupidity booking angle... Took time out after September during good match with Taryn over eight mins...
Returning to Dixie Carter's favouritism title reward without any earning or wonder was plain ridiculous... Rayne needs to be more controlled in the ring with exchanges and spacial awareness to gain better connection... Desperately in need of new competition if staying at top of title race... Could use some time out as valet or group extra that has logical sense than obvious two minute choice...
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Was dropped in foolish tag match with partner Joey Ryan over ten minutes at DDT in January to ignorant bedfellows Adam Cole and burly bloke in a tee shirt Kevin Steen which was complete waste of time and effort... Looked very daft in paper sounding great booking against ignorant Adam Cole for PWG title intergender lunacy comedy angle destroying credibility... Shone in tough thriller with Athena at SHIMMER loss... Dropped multiple teams in Queen and King of Ring tournament for WSU reaching finals with controlled and supportive tag principals... Won and lost DREAMWAVE tag titles over two nights, back to back in June which was fun and decent but somewhat silly longterm... Will be interesting to see how both Ryan and LeRae can transcend from gimmick tag team to considerable contenders... Regained PWG tag titles in August from naive ignorant stuntmen The Jackson's, Matt and Nick... Defended titles night later in another doubly ignorant test with ignorant Christopher Daniels with Kazarian and Rich Swann with ignorant youngling Ricochet where action was over-convoluted and sloppy... Took the biscuit against ignorant string bean Johnny Gargano at AIW event in lukewarm event... Beat Ivelisse Velez for FWE title in boosting but cheap win at Refueled... Ruined steed with tag defence against Chuck Taylor and washed up ignorance Gargano once more in another lacking bout... Failed to impress final year end with empty matches of no worth for growing rookie hoping to become relevant factor on indy scene...
Given correct instances and decent opponents would support them and the scene they hope to reignite... Need to be careful of fading out... Both have strong value to independent scene, especially Ryan... Should not have it scuppered by ignorance... Needs serious booking as team than card buzz appearance to wear off in seconds of live action... Has strong potential to re-build tag and mixed teaming...
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Started short partnership with Natalya against growing challenger Sasha Banks... Took on Banks for her NXT Women's title Quarter Finals loss which highlighted both's potential in glowing technical tussle... Landed into feud with BFF's Banks and Charlotte boosting capability to work with newer talent every week... Two month feud with Charlotte was filled with power, intent, skill and energy... Televised loss in October to champion Charlotte continued to exemplify potential... Constant loss frustrated partner Alixa Bliss who switched on Bayley with break up attack... Change of events forced Bayley to side with Charlotte over coming weeks to Bliss and Banks, continuing another red hot mini-feud... Was storyline injured at hands of Banks and Bliss in November to buy well placed time...
Currently sitting pretty in NXT, former Ms Davina Rose is proof WWE can make indy hires probable if it wants too take the chance... One for the future, Bayley has growth to make, but is profitable, longterm... Sweet attitude, look and love for business is humbling fan requirement... Needs to be mixed up in NXT booking than reliy too much on same formula to avoid becoming stale... 2016 could be her year...
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Made stunning progress on indepenedent circuit in starting months including battles with Mercedes Martinez, Ivelisse, Mia Yim and Allysin Kay with tense ferocity among controlled ring psychology... MAde impressive connection at ACW annual Joshi Queen's card beating Jessica James to retain the Joshi title with splendid first round glory... Continued to the finals on same evening fending off Candice LaRae and Leva Bates in further fresh monumental title defences... Made Ivelisse shine for SHINE title defence as Yung lost keeping place as supporting worker with skill apparent... Ended year with gripping loss to Allysin Kay on November China tour for WNN...
Always near the WW Pro 25 but short of the final list, has made boosting debut this year... Tension, durability and connection as performer contains character and skill for future wrestling scene... Has no plans on fading into background... Is dependable force to be relied upon but should have own chances than always carrying others, done perfectly to the naked eye of viewers...
TOTAL NON-STOP ACTION
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Started regaining stride on independent scene after being kicked to curb by TNA last year including cool battles with Leah Von Dutch... Fought Serena Deeb in another controlled technical encounter at SHINE in February... Was re-called to TNA with lucrative offer, which Love was obvious to accept... Feeling incomplete, Love returned to form The Beautiful People with gal pal Velvet Sky in TNA... Won easy four way contendership to Knockout's title with Gail Kim, Brittany and ODB... Joined Team Roode as bit part in daft World Cup series PPV which did nothing for her... Bested Madison Rayne for debut Knockout's title challenge on return to win gold over eight minute inconsistency... Randomly lost the title to Gail Kim on Impact in attempt to seem like TNA knew how to shake up already turbulent company with booking choices... Defended against minor players Rayne and Brittany until June, where Gail Kim dropped her for title in four way flop... Silly 'on-paper' Last Knockout Standing gimmick match was pitiful for her and retaining champ Kim on Impact... Could not return as feasible contender... Became random girlfriend of Jessie Godderz when Beautiful People joined the BroMans fighting Dixie Carter's laughable travelling circus group The Menagerie... Ended with a credible match against Nevaeh at QOC event on November 30th...
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Joined Tsukasa Fujimoto in boosting tag match win for name value at Ice Ribbon including defence as international Ribbon tag team champions... Continued name building against Bete Noire in a short but compelling ten minute draw... International Ribbon tag champs victory over seventeen minutes was efficient display of team value... Shone at Ice Ribbon with three exceptional tag defences over March within days of each other highlighting charisma... Stepped onto SHIMMER stage at April with great battles against Mercedes Martinez and Athena... Summer entry into Catch the WAVE finals rewarded victory over Misaki Ohata in a spotlight enhancing titillater... Impressed enough to nab Regina di WAVE title from Ohka month later in a 21:07 sensation... Went to Barcelona to drop Leah Owens for the RCW Women's title in crowning moment overseas on 04th October... Defended both Regina di WAVE and RCW straps in all or nothing suspender on 29th... Continued superiority as double champ with December victory from Mo Shirai in a thirty minute time limit draw of grand proportions...
Maintains worth as singles and tag competitor... Has grown from unknown 26 year old rookie to double champion with intercontinental reach... Skilled technique, brawling attitude and grand presence proves hungry young starter is ready for more... Has much more to give and receive... Only getting started...
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Started NXT year with mild matches against Bayley with strong improvement all round... Moved into tag partnership with Charlotte as BFFs to battle Bayley and her random other partners with promise... Delivered in NXT Women's title tournament mid year passing Bayley in short but skilled match falling to Natalya in the semi finals with technical grace... Really shone mic skills and in-ring work over next few months in tag feud now including Becky Lynch as opponent... All four complimented one another perfectly to drive better product with mat support... Rejoined Women's title race with number one contendership losing out to Bayley in another technical romper stomper lasting eight minutes over Summer... Frustrated, Banks fell out with Charlotte and joined Alexa Bliss who changed opinon on Bayley with attacks... After the foursome pairs switched sides, Banks put in another stunning skillful showing against Charlotte over November... Finally challenged for Charlotte's Women's title twice over December tapings which boosted both to high position for WWE females with yet another magnificent match...
Has been slow grower with high potential over 2014... Good looks, great ring action and strong mic skills make Banks one for WWE's female future... Needs to be enhanced more now Charlotte is moving on... Finding footing in NXT has propelled her to greater experience with technique... Could join main roster as last as September 2015 or early 2016, if WWE figure a tougher plan...
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Proved to be tough test on National Wrestling Day against champ Joe Pittman for his WIH La Copa Idolo gold... Lost a rushed but manically pleasing Mixed Stretcher six man tag in March... Joined SHIMMER for another stunning series of matches including against Madison Eagles and Angie Skye... Showed contained effort at JCW May tour events... Lost to Athena during AIW Women's title scrap raising credibility... Passed Ivelisse Velez decently in Woman's QPW tournament but lost in semis to Christina Von Eerie vividly... Teamed with Athena in AAW tag title contest reaching finals losing the gold after hearty attempt... Lost AAW's Heritage title in yet another intergender match with Christian Faith... Beat Missile Assault Ant in CHIKARA Young Lions Cup title finals with a comical yet highly entertaining aerial thrill...
Has become new up and comer in terms of acknowledgement from fans due to hard work and in-ring showcase... Has tough brawler attitude which can work but needs some tweaks to more refined character... Aims to entertain wherever possible... Gimmick intergender matches too much could affect position and legitmacy if often relied upon to prove can go with the big boys...
2013 Placing - 16
Niave decision to challenge ignorant female Sweet Saraya on British soil did not put her careerin best starting light after intense boosts from Wrestling Wonders Pro 25 last year... Lost Bellatrix World title to Liberty night later in March after rookie performance... Flew back to SHIMMER to regain stead with Mercedes Martinez for NCW Femmes International title unsuccessfully... Lost to improving star Veda Scott in tidy filler... Won the NCW Femmes gold from Martinez in career boosting move on 16th August... Decent defence guided by Cheerleader Melissa in October...
Started well, considering, with endorsement from WW Pro 25 last year... Has got options available for start in business if correctly and carefully thought upon... Has good look and capable skills to get across to audiences as new star to invest time in... Needs to refine skillset with more in-ring experience to build profile as serious contender, which is probable... Interesting development...
2013 Placing - 1
Made impressive start to year in February in comical yet technically pleasing battle of the babes against Joey Ryan at QPW intergender match victory... Could not wrest PWR title in compact three way on 22nd with champ Christina Von Eerie and Savanah Riley... Stunning performances at SHIMMER events defending title in scorchers with Yumi Ohka and Mia Yim... Thirty minute Iron Man draw with rising star Courtney Rush was smooth action from both... Won APW Women's tilte in Four Way Elimination dominance... Technical tussel with Serena Deeb in May was another glowing highlight... Year and half reign as SHIMMER champion came crashing down in stunning match with new propsect Nicole Matthews on 18th October featuring Athena and Madison Eagles... Lost fierce battle with Athena in Knockout or submission SHIMMER scrap... Put in final year ending match of worth with Courtney Rush in failed attempt to gain NCW Femmes Fatales International title...
Has dipped since last year's number one in WW Pro 25 but still maintain strong placing... Should try to avoid any level of ignornace in and out of ring which could harm career... Plaque's an caps of plagiariser's is not profitable... Works well on Indy scene and has boosted others fairly... Strong partnership with Joey Ryan is another joy to bubbling chemistry on show... Should stay as singles competitor for now, with controlled style and provoke stronger battles with mix of talent...
2013 Placing - Unlisted
Began baby steps on NXT in early months with Bayley, Emma and Natalya with improvement along the way... Took to the big time over May in NXT Women's title tournament reaching semi finals with sterling results... Joined BFF's with Sasha Banks in battles with Bayley, in-between... Stunned with successful flair to nab vacant NXT Women's title from Natalya month later as top diva in NXT pecking order... Continued stunning defences with Bayley as champion to drive fan interest in female's at WWE once again... Eventually took on former pal who cast her aside, Sasha Banks for NXT gold with exceptional skill and pinpoint accuracy as an opposing duo... Is filling time in NXT, whilst waiting for potential call up to main roster...
Successfully surpassed tag of Ric Flair's daughter to prove own ground as performer... Has picked up wrestling skills like duck to water... Improvement and learning constantly, Charlotte is committed to making star rise... Is close to main roster call up and eventual key player for divas division... Quick riser has strong place as singles divas title racer, alongside other NXT diva call ups, if WWE push it...
2013 Placing - 10
Lost on home soil in Australia at NPW to Concrete Davidson and Harley Wonderland as The Green Nation with Mick Moretti in a credible opener regaining stride and confidence... Returned to form in April at SHIMMER with absolute control, skill and fluidity with others... Filled in tag battle over win in June against husband Ryan Eagles... Came back two months later with Moretti as Four Nations to win PWA tag title Gauntlet with further encapsulating results... Returned at annual October SHIMMER events to dazzle once more including tense draw with Nicole Matthews... Advanced from draw with Matthews in four way SHIMMER title test putting over all participants, including Cheerleader Melissa and Athena to crown Matthews as new champ taking high profile wins under belt... Ended year with December loss in smooth match against KC Cassidy for MCW...
After minr setbacks has returned strong and held firm ground... Still continues to give wrestling skill laced with tight interactions... Has benefitted from slow insertion back into build ups with others including tag teams... Should continue tagging and singles to regain momentum... Always capable earner never failing to push hard for end goal...
2013 Placing - 6
Made match appearance at SHINE in January with a competitively engaging battle over Su Yung... Took on Ivelisse Velez for SHINE title month later in losing appetiser... As NCW Femmes Fatales International Champion defended from Courtney Rush on SHIMMER 62 card alluringly... Captivated further over busy April against Mia Yim, tag team Kellie Skater and Tomoko Nakagawa and Hikaru Shida in mesmeric battles of wrestling worth... Challenged Serena Deeb to compact mat action on 18th... Defended NCW Femmes title in electrifying four way over Angie Skye, Missy and Leah Von Dutch... Returned in August to defend NCW gold again in new four way thriller with Cheerleader Melissa and ignorant LuFisto won by rising prospect Courtney Rush...
Has provided strong detail and helps others to shine perfectly... Generous in ring action filled with own technical style has not hindered rise on WW Pro 25... Effective championship reign backed up with intense battles of invested value continues to stamp Martinez as huge asset to Women's Wrestling...
2013 Placing - 20
Lost AIW Women's title in six minute battle against Veda Scott in decent starter only to lose the gold moments later in three minute waste against Leah Von Dutch over February... Moved into female SHINE tag titles challenge with MAde in Sin partner Taylor Made reaching finals after stunning technique on show... Reclaimed AIW title from Dutch on 29th March at Girls Night Out... Took on Sassy Stephie for Remix Pro Fury strap in unsuccessful but charming collision... Battered down Jessicka Havok in Last Man Standing June victory with impressive force... Put over Liberty at Bellatrix title challenge with another pleasant portrayal of charisma... Lost AIW title to Athena in outstanding singles No Disqualification wonder... Joined WWNLive in China tour with positive tag results but failed to snare SHINE title from Ivelisse in satisfying shows...
Has been resident grower on the WW Pro 50 for three years with impressive style and grace... Technique is improving rapidly with communication and personal growth to character... Is proving capabilities as in ring technician among beauty brawler... Should find major titles on its way soon... Can carry an event as solid booking choice with smooth results...
PRO WRESTLING WAVE
2013 Placing - 9
Began year with intense and co-operative battles in WVAE promotion with strong personality leading to March... Took on Jennifer Blake, Villano IV and Blue Demon Jr in six man Mexico tag loss with tantalising thrill alongside Great Hamada and Fenix... Stunned in two of three falls four man tag encounter with clean sweep... Dropped WAVE tag titles to Isami Kodaka and Yuko Miyamoto in thirteen minute distinction with pard Yuu Yamagata over Summer... Rematch month later in three way chancer was another outstanding display of depth and sophistication... Regained gold at Virgin Code October enthraller with technical groove... Defended titles in a comfortable December defence displaying another supreme effort as dependable and skilled veteran of female wrestling...
Snapped up by WAVE promotion has built up Hamada's reputation as much as the promotion... Both are valuable assets to one another, Japanese wrestling and female's in abundance... Has shone in role as tag veteran able to go and also support with multiple factors of sustainability... Puts on tantalising show for fans and audiences that respect name worth on cards, boosting value for everyone involved...
2013 Placing - 7
Joined WAVE's Annual Royal Rumble with 76 others for a good efforted battle... Commitment to Japanese promotions JWP, ZERO 1 and Osaka Pro were rewarded with string of undefeated glory... Romper stomped April SHIMMER showings with impressive victories and putting over other talent at same time including Nikki Storm and ThunderKitty... Participated in epic 100 Count Rules challenge with Shuu Shibutani in ultimate entertaining endurance test over eight minutes at 100-99... Continual respect from Japense market with WAVE and others alongside Kenny Omega was further thrills... Took on Cheerleader Melissa for SHIMMER title in expert match loss at Volume 67... Won REINA Tag titles with Arisa Nakajima over November with sheer grace... Grabbed hold of REINA Women's title on Boxing Day bash over Syuri at Final Stage with technical joy to finish career defining year..
Put in most extraordinary work with hugest commitment over 2014 with bookings like mad from Japan and America... Why she has no titles, including the SHIMMER strap, in her prime at 33, is a baffling mystery... Remained at top of game in Women's wrestling scene for last three years as prominent force with no sign of failure... Constantly committed talent maintains Women's scene fruitfully...
2013 Placing - 6
Won huge victory over rising talent Allysin Kay in a No disqualification, Fall Count Anywhere beaut at Girls Night Out... Worked tirelessly over April including at SHIMMER with Candice LaRae, Hikaru Shida and Heidi Lovelace with excellence ring-psychology and poise... Put in another stunning three way with Cheerleader Melissa and winner Sassy Stephie for vacant Remix Pro Title... Gave a tender match with Veda Scott in a guiding and growing match for both on personal growth... Made it to Annual Joshi Queen's tournament semi finals, passing Jenny Rose with grace, stopped by Leva Bates in another charming contest... Took on Veda Scott and Allysin Kay on same night in AIW title defence enticer... Put over Nicole Matthews in four way SHIMMER build up for championship professionally...
Still a wonder how alluring female capable of skill and talent has not been yet given WWE contract... At 26, Athena has grace, fluidity and contained style befitting of wrestling thrill... Could well win singles title of main value over or toward end year of 2015... Could be built up for SHIMMER title running April to October... Committed professional has many avenues to travel...
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2013 Placing - 3
Played second fiddle to Madison Rayne in consistent matches over January as title race contender... Doomed relationship with now invisible hire Lei'D Tapa began to sour over February ending in Tapa's quiet release from TNA... Fought in Steel Cage Knockout's singles with Rayne in another title fail with charisma on show... Lost out in April as main title contender to returning Angelina Love... On losing end of World Cup craziness in TNA PPV mismanagement... Continued losing in Battle Royal stupidity by TNA despite sterling effort... Eventually upgraded to close call challenger again among short stock with new champ Love at Slammiversary... Finally defeated Angelina Love for Knockouts Title in pathetic four minute Impact match in June destroying feasibility as throwaway champ... Worked backside off to help Love and returning Taryn Terrell remain worthy opponents in TNA's times of booking lunacy lacking direction... Became judge in sad bit part TV show filled with failed British wrestling wannabees of no relevance wasting her time... Put in considerable time until dethroned by leather clad mess Havok who was insanely inadequate... Title shifted to Terrell in three way from Havok using Kim for legitimacy... Quietly disappeared after contract renewal issues...
Number one player for TNA has passed contract time... If re-signing to TNA, most likely, would need to be given, as always, better involvement with Knockout's that are meaningful than empty throwaways... Again, is TNA's key player for KO's and requires something more, even if not in title race... Builds others perfectly but can't be relied on and dismissed forever...
2013 Placing - 17
Bodyguard partner Tamina became useful heavy for AJ avoiding key participation building reputation to scene greatly... Took on Cameron at Elimination Chamber in empty Divas title defence ending in disqualification... Rematch on Smackdown days later was tad worse... Teased split with Tamina built up Wrestlemania Divas gold defence in Vickie Guerrero Invitational to shockingly beat all locker-room divas beyond doubt... Was made absolute fool of in random title loss to new competition in green rookie call up from NXT under popularity clause to win Diva's title in goaded impromptu match during 7th April Raw... Took lengthy hiatus from WWE almost three months long... Returned to Raw as honurable diva asking Paige for impromptu rematch mirroring 7th April loss to which fluke diva Paige worryingly accepted and lost in 1:04... Dropped Paige in new series over Battleground with ease... Put Paige over again despite numerous mistakes from opponent at Summerslam in another green title win by Paige under four minutes long... Beat transitional two time flunkie champion Paige month later at Night of Champions in Triple Threat with Nikki Bella... Worked brief tag match with Emma well against Alicia Fox and Paige... Given considerable 6.55 at Hell in a Cell where AJ held all match together with Paige who was littered with even more mistakes and liabilities in the ring as a performer... Moved into new program with Nikki Bella which was a step up for stale competition... Lost Divas title to Nikki in 34 seconds at Survivor Series after sister Brie kissed AJ mimicking AJ's then boyfriend Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania title loss to Sheamus... Had proper match at TLCAS in seven minute credible Bella victory...
Dire feud with flunkie diva Paige ruined legitimacy of Divas title, to which AJ had maintained perfectly... Mrs. CM Punk continues to put in credible performances when coming up against odds of bad opponents... Deserves quality match worthy opponents than working tepid under-performers... Could work programs with Emma, as dishourabale lady in future... Still has battles waiting with Nikki and Tamina, on worthy stages built with strong potential if booked right... Kept division strong and held own standing in mix of inadequacies surrounding her... Unmatched diva had no competition...
2013 Placing - 2
Failed to take it easy with International Ribbon tag title defence in January with Hikaru Shida firmly... Defended ICExInfinity gold month later in yet another strong encounter... String of undefeated tag matches back to back over March weekly proved strong testament to squared circle in lengthy bouts... Gave a gorgeous near twenty minute ICE title battle with Risa Sera in June... Came in third place at WAVE's Adeyaka Block in gripping three way against Kyoko Kimura and Tomoka Nakagawa... Wrestled on SHIMMER cards in October with further tantalisers against Mia Yim, Nevaeh and Sassy Stephie... Continued epic stride in Japan including One Night Only Six man tag Gauntlet entries selling stron for others among self skill boosted... Finished up year with ICE title defences over Sera and Arisa Nakajima in more remarkable encounters of extremely high value...
Last year's number two in WW Pro 25 has kept form and risen to number one... Displays cutesy character with controlled attitude and enhanced ring skills unmatched by many... Has wide future for decades at top should companies respect full potential... Throughouly adored by Japan... Four time ICE champion since July 2013 (Only 2014 counted) has continued to maintain female wrestlers, newcomers and veterans in strong mix for future generations... If WWE ever wanted one female from Japan, she would be it... Other promotions should not even bother... Strong future remains...
Who will be able to not only improve and impress, but maintain their position? As always we will be watching with intregue and hope to see even more fruitfull seeds laid to the beauty that is a flourshing Women's Wrestling showcase.
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