This Saturday at The Summit, a coproduction between RISE, SHIMMER, Femmes Fatales and Smash Wrestling, two Canadian promotions will crown their top female competitors. One championship boasts a nine year legacy, while the other is just beginning its story. Both will provide a showcase for just how dynamic women’s wrestling has come to be.
The Femmes Fatales International Championship might see its 12th champion when Mercedes Martinez defends the belt against Jordynne Grace. Martinez, who has logged a staggering 890+ days as champion across three reigns, is without a doubt the most dominant force Femmes Fatales has ever seen. With a combined 29 title reigns over the course of her career, you could amend that to “the most dominant force the entire women’s wrestling scene has ever seen” and receive few arguments to the contrary.
At The Summit August 10 in Toronto, @JordynneGrace challenges @RealMMartinez for the @FemmesFatales21 Championship! Don’t miss this landmark event with titles from @SHIMMERwomen, @smashwrestling and RISE also defended! Tickets: https://t.co/DLtdU81hOS VOD: https://t.co/DA7RwvN6Q8 pic.twitter.com/ZqqpcuaMUn
— RISE Wrestling (@RISEdtwa) August 4, 2019
Though Jordynne doesn’t quite have the numbers to match Mercedes, she’s well on pace: since making her wrestling debut in 2015, she’s won seven titles and is the reigning PROGRESS Women’s Champion. Add to her skill, strength and accomplishments a reason to prove herself – she’s 0-2 against Martinez – and she might be poised to become the next Femmes Fatales International Champion, following in the footsteps of other wrestling mold breakers like LuFisto, Rosemary and Vanessa Kraven.
Many can say they’ve been a champion, but few can say they’re the first. One woman will get that chance when the very first Smash Women’s Champion is named. Rosemary will vie with KC Spinelli for the honor, bringing with them years of history. Their chemistry is obvious, whether it’s when they’re teaming up as The Danger Zone (and holding the APW Tag Team Titles, competing exclusively against men’s duos) or, more recently, squaring off for GFW and IMPACT.
We just received this message from @WeAreRosemary. Which Shard of The Demon Assassin will be at The Summit? Don’t miss this collaboration of @SHIMMERwomen, @smashwrestling, @FemmesFatales21 and RISE Aug 10 in Toronto! Tickets: https://t.co/DLtdU81hOS, VOD: https://t.co/DA7RwvN6Q8 pic.twitter.com/bhCVN68L0B
— RISE Wrestling (@RISEdtwa) August 5, 2019
Perhaps even more obvious is why these two have been chosen to make history for Smash: both are proud Canadians, have wrestled for over a decade and have competed extensively for Smash. They also have title histories most would kill for, with 18 championships and countless hard-earned victories between them.
Add to that the fact that a special guest referee will be overseeing the match: Xandra Bale. Xandra has extensive history with both competitors, most notably teaming with KC as the tag team BaleSpin. Though it’s been years since BaleSpin graced the ring together, there still may be some goodwill left over on Xandra’s part. Where will her allegiances fall this Saturday?
The full Summit card includes:
Phoenix of RISE Championship Match: Zoe Lucas (c) vs. Aerial Monroe
Femmes Fatales International Championship Match: Mercedes Martinez (c) vs. Jordynne Grace
Match Crowning the first Smash Women’s Champion (Special Referee: Xandra Bale): Rosemary vs. KC Spinelli
Dust vs. Delmi Exo
Experience it all at The Summit, presented by Femmes Fatales, RISE, SHIMMER and Smash Wrestling at Midtown Event Theatre in Toronto, ON on August 10th, starting at 11 am ET. See it in person by buying tickets to the show and pre-show Meet & Greet or watch it same day on VOD. Every match will also be sold individually on ClickWrestle.com.