You bring the coffee, we’ll bring the news! This is Diva Dirt’s news in brief, giving you the 411 on some of the little news items from the past couple of days. Let’s delve in, shall we?
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* What’s going on with Daizee Haze? CHIKARA has announced that Daizee is supposedly taking an ‘indefinite hiatus’ from wrestling to ‘focus on her health and recovery’. Could they mean she’s just taking time off from the company storyline-wise following Claudio Castagnoli’s chokeslam on her last weekend at Chikarasaurus Rex? Or is Daizee legitimately taking some time off?
The official CHIKARA message board posted the following:
Any discussion of Daizee Haze’s well-being should, first and foremost, reference the fact that she was not only struck over the head last Sunday with a chair after a hard match, but then after the main event, was manhandled by Claudio Castagnoli with perhaps the most brutal chokeslam of all time.
We’re disturbed to learn that Daizee Haze will be taking an indefinite hiatus to focus on her health and recovery, and we expect to have comments from her partner, Sara Del Rey, to publish this coming week on our website.
I’m sure all members of the CHIKARMY join us in wishing Daizee a full recovery and return to complete health.
If Daizee is legit taking time off, our best wishes go out to her.
* Correction from Steven’s WSU results last night. The November 19th event will be headlined by a six-woman tag team match: Midwest Militia (Jessicka Havok, Allysin Kay and Sassy Stephie) vs Mercedes Martinez, Brittney Savage and Alicia. The individual matches that Steven reported will happen in March 2012 at the five year anniversary show. That event will be headlined by Martinez vs J-Hav.
Full coverage of the WSU show here.
* Annie Social returned to WSU last night in Union City, NJ, and her welcome back gift? Serena making her chest look like mince meat. The Deebious One chopped Social red-raw in their highly-praised match. WSU posted a picture of Social’s chest, which can be seen here. Probably not a good idea to look if you’ve just had breakfast or lunch.
* Leva Bates and Mia Svensson battled last night for Ring Wars Carolina to a time limit draw. Leva wrote on Twitter: “Correction: @TrueMiaSvensson did NOT beat me this evening. It was a time limit draw! So yes I did not beat you, but you did not beat me!”
* Trip to Japan, anyone? Don’t mind if we do… Ice Ribbon star, Makoto, who just represented the company a week ago in the US for CHIKARA, competed in her last match for Ice Ribbon today.
Makoto announced earlier this week that she’s leaving Ice Ribbon to defect to Tajiri’s SMASH promotion. Her final match today saw her lose to ICEx60 Champion, Tsukasa Fujimoto. Ice Ribbon tweeted: “A crowd of 100 saw @tsukka0730 defeat SMASH-bound Makoto in 12:32 to keep the ICEx60 championship.”
* Speaking of Japan, Diva Dirt contributor Mia Yim found herself in the ring with the legendary Manami Toyota once again today in tag team action. Yim teamed with La Comandante to take on Toyota and Senri Kuroki at the REINA show. On the same card, Luscious Latasha of WSU fame faced Hiroyo Matsumoto.
We hope to have results soon.
* The former Mickie Knuckles (Moose in TNA) defeated Lady JoJo (Sojo Bolt in TNA) to become the new OVW Women’s Champion last night in Louisville, Kentucky. Knuckles is going by the name Izza Belle Smothers in OVW.
JoJo had held the belt for nearly a year. She won it on August 28th, 2010.
You can read a detailed match report here.
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