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Welcome to Diva Dirt’s Five to Watch 2011! This annual list compiles five rising talents in the world of female wrestling that we think have what it takes to be the next big thing. From their in-ring abilities to their unique personalities, we aim to spotlight some of the upcoming female talent that you may not yet know about. Over the next five days, we will unveil the names that the Diva Dirt staff have handpicked. Meet the Class of 2011…
Who is she?
23-year-old New Zealander Evie first appeared on our radars when she was announced for the massive PWWA return show held on September 3rd. Although this was only her first trans-Tasman trek, Evie has been making a name for herself in her home country of New Zealand since December of 2007 as both a manager and a wrestler. Currently trained by the Dudley Boys’ 3D Academy graduate, Dave Deluxeo, Evie has proven she can face off with some of the best the business has to offer. Most notably, Evie wrestled the “Rate Tank” Kellie Skater in a semi-main event match on the aforementioned PWWA show. The match itself was fast-paced, hard-hitting and very well-received by fans and wrestlers alike.
Her story so far…
Originally debuting just under four years ago with a cheerleader gimmick and attire, Evie and fellow New Zealander Britenay helped revive the stagnant women’s division in Impact Pro Wrestling New Zealand (IPWNZ). Voted “Best Female Wrestler” in 2009 at the NZPWI’s People’s Choice Awards, it could also be argued that their near year-long feud in 2008 helped do the same for women’s wrestling in New Zealand in general. In May 2010, she formed a popular babyface tag-team with Megan-Kate, cutely titled “BFF”. Although she hasn’t claimed any championships just yet, if were IPW to introduce a women’s title, we think that it wouldn’t be too long before she was in the running for it.
Why we chose her…
We chose Evie because her potential is endless. She’s young, feisty and has a great attitude to match — constantly striving to improve and become a better wrestler. Not only does she boast an impressive move-set and in-ring skills, she has a great look (with flashy gear!). In an interview with Diva Dirt, former SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles also listed her as one of the girls she’d most like to wrestle. With a big name like Eagles backing her, Evie is sure to go places. We wouldn’t be surprised to see her mixing it up internationally – SHIMMER, perhaps? – in the very near future.