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?
That sound you hear? A big, “Duh!” It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Jessicka Havok is a star on the rise in independent female wrestling and a talent we should all keep an eye on. In fact, we’re sure you already know her name. If you haven’t heard of her yet, you definitely will in the future. Havok has been dropping jaws and turning heads in Women Superstars for the last few months, with her smash-mouth in-ring style and her scathing profanity laced promos. After forming the Midwest Militia, earning herself a shot at Mercedes Martinez‘s WSU title, putting on a memorable Last Woman Standing match against Alicia at WSU’s double tapings in August and winning the WSU Spirit Championship, Havok may be well on her way to a very promising 2012.
Her story so far…
This Canton, Ohio native has made quite a name for herself in the past few years on the midwest independent scene, but achieved her breakthrough when she debuted in Women Superstars Uncensored promotion alongside Hailey Hatred in 2009. The tandem quickly won the company’s tag team titles and had a short run, before dropping the belts to WSU regulars, Angel Orsini and Mercedes Martinez.
The next time Havok would be seen in an WSU ring, would be in 2010 as the enforcer of Rain‘s Army, alongside Lacey, Nikki Roxx and Amber O’Neal. This wouldn’t last long, as Havok turned on her fellow Rain’s Army cohorts, saving Rain for last. For the remainder of 2010 into 2011, Jessicka would blaze her own trail, taking the up-and-comer (and fellow 5 to Watch Class of 2011 member), Allysin Kay under her wing and having a feud of epic proportions with WSU original, Alicia, which culminated in a Last Woman Standing match at WSU’s last event.
Havok has recently recruited fellow Ohio wrestler, Sassy Stephie to form the Midwest Militia and will taking on the team of Mercedes Martinez, Alicia and Brittany Savage in the first ever cage match in WSU history. Havok has also become the new WSU Spirit Champion, defeating Rain at a non-WSU event in September and has started her own women’s promotion called Dropkick Divas, making 2011 a banner year for Jessicka. Hopefully, 2012 will prove to be just as successful, as she’ll be taking on Mercedes Martinez at WSU’s 5th Anniversary iPPV with the WSU World Championship on the line.
Why we chose her…
We here at Diva Dirt have had our eye on Jessicka Havok since her Uncensored Rules match against Nikki Roxx at WSU’s Final Chapter iPPV in January. It was all those months ago — 11, to be precise — that we penciled in Jessicka for this year’s Five to Watch, joining the Havok bandwagon before there was even a bandwagon. We knew she’d be a major player in WSU and boy, were we right. Jessicka has impressed many with her aggressive, hard-hitting wrestling style and her no nonsense attitude. Havok’s increasingly violent feud with WSU icon, Alicia, has produced some of the company’s best matches to date and with the newly formed Midwest Militia at her side, Havok is poised to become the top star in WSU. With a WSU World Championship title match on tap, 2012 could very well be the Year of Havok in WSU.
— Additional reporting by Melanie