Melissa Stripped of RCW Championship… Already!

One week after making history as the first woman to hold the RCW Championship as Alissa Flash, Cheerleader Melissa has been stripped of the belt.

In a video posted online (see below), RCW’s commissioner, Jeromy Sage announces that the contract for the title match stipulated that the length was supposed to be 15 minutes, but the match was 15 and a half minutes long. Therefore, Melissa’s title win is null.

Watch below:

Stupid booking is no limited to WWE or TNA, apparently.

Additional reporting by Shanti.

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  • Kaledrina

    when i heard she won it, the first thing i thought was publicity stunt. i guess this just confirms that.

  • lookitsria

    Why is everything in wrestling so stupid lately?

  • Shanti

    I don’t know the circumstances fo this happening ,but if it’s what I think it is then I must say that i’m very disappointed. Y’all know I’m a huge Melissa fan so to see her get a huge achievement added to her resume, only to get stripped a week later, really really sucks. She’s such a great wrestler and person.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xAzureSkye xAzureSkye

    is RCW Real Championship Wrestling? it’s just i was on their Wikipedia (yes i know it’s user made info) & it doesnt recognize the Womens Title.. anyways how dumb is that stripping her because the match was 30 seconds longer than supposed to be!

    i agree Melanie.. looks like stupid booking skills don’t just apply to WWE & TNA, i think Victory Road is an example of that bad skill

  • http://www.johnhyperion.net JohnHype

    You said it Mel. I am, of course, a huge indie fan but decisions like this separate the greats from the rest. RCW has done a thing or two I disliked in the past but I had started to come around on them with Melissa’s title win. But, just like the bad booker’s in WWE and TNA, they apparently haven’t really learned anything.

    @lookitsria Everything in wrestling isn’t stupid. ACW’s Queen of Queens show was unambiguously awesome, as was the last Femmes Fatales. Sara Del Rey and Amazing Kong are about to continue their feud next weekend in both ROH and Chikara (with some Melissa and Haze mixed in). Then there’s SHIMMER coming up in September. I hear the last WSU show was pretty good, and we can go on. Don’t let the bad blind you to all the awesome that’s out there.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xAzureSkye xAzureSkye

    actually nvm.. i thought she was the Womens Champion.. but she isnt & i now know it’s actually River City Wrestling (should have watched the vid before commenting) xP

  • jaded

    Wow. Just freaking wow.

  • Sapphire Eyes

    Sounds like a way to compromise the credibility of performers and reflect badly on the promotion itself. Why do bookers go down that road seemingly quite often? Makes no sense.

  • shannymac

    Well, fuck that.

  • Jennifer

    SMH. Melissa earned that title, this is crap. Absolute crap.

  • Kaledrina

    i wonder if this was the plan from the get-go? that melissa knew this would be the outcome, or if perhaps they just decided upon it a few days or so ago due to some other reason? as much as we love the women, there surely would’ve been some discomfort from the hardcore men’s wrestling fans who folow the federation, even wrestlers in the company?

  • http://strengthanddeconditioning.blogspot.com SnDi

    Bush league move from a little bush league promotion. Melissa is one of the best workers out there today, male or female, and I hate to see her robbed of what was a pretty cool accomplishment because of small minds and narrow viewpoints.

  • Shanti

    “as much as we love the women, there surely would’ve been some discomfort from the hardcore men’s wrestling fans who folow the federation, even wrestlers in the company?”

    I actually called into DDlive last week voicing this as a concern.

  • BobAnthony

    Politics ONCE AGAIN! Looks like this RCW is fitting in very nicely with WWE and TNA when it comes to these decisions.

  • Kaledrina

    “I actually called into DDlive last week voicing this as a concern.”

    and it’s a concern i can understand. we wouldn’t like it if, say, santino became diva’s champion or if cody deaner was properly seen as knockouts champion. unfortunately stripping melissa of the belt seems the right thing to do.. that is if there was any animosity within their fanbase/employess, of course.

  • http://www.johnhyperion.net JohnHype

    @Kaledrina: The concerns you raised don’t exist. The fans were fully behind this, as can be easily seen in the video. The male wrestlers are trying to get some of Melissa’s heat to rub off on them, as can also be seen in the video. There aren’t hardcore misogynists attending indie wrestling shows headlined by women (she already beat this guy before). If any of these concerns were real, they would’t have given her the title in the first place.

    This is just bad booking like every other bit of bad booking you’ve seen.

  • wildsnorlax

    Unlike her’s TNA run, at least she is getting a push.

  • Jack5326

    Kaledrina is completely right, this was a publicity stunt. I can however guess that Melissa will get a rematch, win again and then lose it cleanly about a month later, or we can at least hope so!

  • Shanti

    “Kaledrina is completely right, this was a publicity stunt. I can however guess that Melissa will get a rematch, win again and then lose it cleanly about a month later, or we can at least hope so!”

    Why would she want to go back down there and wrestle for them after they used her as a pawn basically? People can say that she knew about it but personally I don’t think she did because I would think she would have gotten something out of it like, having her reign be recognized. It’s as if this match never even happened. They even took erased it from the title history section of their website.

    “Unlike her’s TNA run, at least she is getting a push.”
    I’d take her TNA run over this crap any day.

  • EveMaryseFan92

    That’s the dumbest reason to strip a person of a title ever, EVER! This would seem like a WWE offense. i am so pissed right now!

  • Shanti

    From RCW Twitter:

    “Commissioner Jeromy Sage wants to inform the RCW fans that ALISSA FLASH will be issuing a video statement after conferring with her attorney”

    JohyHype was right. This was just boo boo booking.

  • theregoeskitty

    LAMENESS!
    what a Douche move

  • brooklynbangs

    UMMM, you guys have heard of a storyline or a feud right????????

    You act like you havent seen wrestling before..

    I am pretty sure there is something coming out of this..

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/wwedivafan21 Jacob Becker

    OMG Jeromy Sage was my old homeroom teacher when i was a freshmen in high school.! lol Mr.Odam!!

  • cutymania

    LOL at the 1st comments freaking out…