The Women of the Year 2011: Jessicka Havok (#3)

A la TIME’s Person of the Year list, Diva Dirt has compiled a countdown of the women we feel have best embodied the zeitgeist of the year in women’s wrestling. To compile this list, the Diva Dirt team have tracked the headlines here at Diva Dirt over the past 12 months, followed the lively fan debate on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, considered the impact that the women have made within the industry, and taken into account personal achievements as well. More information on the Women of the Year list here.

The Serial Thriller

Cast your minds back to a year ago. Jessicka Havok was barely known and (in the nicest way possible) frankly, a blip on the women’s wrestling radar. In the past 12 months, she has become the most terrifyingly brilliant female prospect on the independent scene.

Jessicka Havok is a different type of beast and unlike anything we’ve really seen in women’s wrestling before. Quickly rising through the ranks of WSU this year, Jessicka has turned heads, and rightfully so. Capturing the imaginations of fans with her incredibly believable portrayal as a psychotic heel, Jessicka has delivered some of the strongest promos of the year and matched her aggressive temperament with just as brutal matches.

From her early bout with Nikki Roxx in January at WSU’s Final Chapter Internet pay per view, it was clear that J-Hav was a future main eventer. Cementing this status, Havok went on to have a stellar months-long feud with WSU icon, Alicia, that saw the pair compete in two hard fought bouts at June’s Uncensored Rumble, in which Havok wore her opponent down to the point of Alicia’s mom having to throw in the towel on her behalf, and a further “Last Woman Standing” match during the August 6th tapings which headlined the show. In November, Havok was one of six women to step inside the steel cage for WSU’s first War Games match in a bout that felt real, brutal and bloody.

Setting her sights on Mercedes Martinez‘s WSU World Championship, Havok is on the cusp of becoming one of the biggest stars in independent female wrestling. The hype around Havok, as well as her own promos and matches, have made her the closest bet to be the one to finally defeat Martinez and end her near three year reign as champion.

Havok has a rare quality that adds a new dimension to women’s wrestling. While some may see the WWE Divas and think that women’s wrestling has to be “girly” and “playful”, Havok is showing that women can be intense, physical, violent and positively exciting at the same time.

Jessicka Havok has been the highlight of the independent scene for Diva Dirt this year and the scary thing is that in this case, the best truly is yet to come.

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  • KellyEve

    :O, SHOCKER, after Sara Del Rey, was ranked number 5, i really thought she was number 1 or at least 2, so 2 spots are.. K2 and…….. PLEASE NO GAIL KIM

  • KellyEve

    so that means that Trish Stratus have more impact than Eve, Natalya, Angelina Love, Sarita and others????
    i like this list but i dont understand that
    my hopes for K2 be Number 1, or she will not be on the list?

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Go J.Havok dont know much about her but i have seen some of her matches she is terrifying indeed ! I think her spot is in the indies , i dont believe tna nor wwe would use her character as a heel to the fullest!!!

    Aslo I noticed from the 25 women of the year to the 3rd that people spend more time whinning and moaning about whose going to be #1 , and who should be higher than who , or this list being bullshit. Maybe all who complained should get a piece of papper and write 1 through 25 on it and make-up you own damn list because its damn near ungrateful that the staff is taking time to entertain us and give us something to enjoy and people are complaining about who is higher or who should be higher and who should and should be on the list.

    Then try to put comments like “I forgot all about her” or “Im so shocked ” then try to be slick and change it into bashing the list and who shoudnt be on here.

    Please! Im sorry to rant but it was a bit frustrating reading the other countdowns and see people not appreciate what they are doing. No wonder its the same people commenting on these post because nobody new comments on here anymore because of all the arguing and whinning.

    • KellyEve

      agree with u

    • KellyEve

      btw sorry for commenting, i was just giving my personal opinion

    • Jhonmarco


  • Johnyfaction3

    If anyone remembers the Divas report card, Kelly got an -A so I think she will be number 2 at least! In am also surprise laycool, and eve are not in this list!

    • KellyEve

      no i think shes number 1 but whos number 2???????????????????????????????’ PLEASE NO GAIL

  • bromero329

    Kelly#1 :)

    Please no gail lol. I don’t think she’s made a bigger impact than mickie or jessica havok who I never seen but read great things about her.

  • bromero329

    I’m anxious to see jessica havok now. She seems like a pshyco bxtch lol

    • Raekon

      Psycho Bitch is still a underestimation for this Beast! :p

      You should had saw at the breaking barriers how she went out of the ring and grabbed herself a “nicely” sharp machete only to put it on the neck at first and over the head of mercedes martinez after!

      Even I knew it was scripted and she won’t hurt anyone, she was so believeable that I started to doubt myself and be a bit scarred about mercedes well being. ^_^

      • KellyEve


        • bromero329

          Wow. I have to watch her now

      • HeyChrissy

        :-O She did whaaaat!!!!!!!!*Runs to Google*

  • HeyChrissy

    LMAO I’m predicting the top 2 and sh*t is about to go DOWN.*Put’s on Armor*

    • Raekon


  • KellyEve

    Top 2: Vickie Kelly

    • Jhonmarco

      Pretty much, you just gotta wonder who’s getting #1.

      • KellyEve

        YES lol

  • Jhonmarco

    I could talk about this woman all day, but she’s just so fucking awesome! She is something new for women’s wrestling & that’s always good. Can’t wait to see what 2012 holds for Havok.

  • Raekon

    Great pick! :)

    I hoped she will lead the list or be at the second position.
    Still in the top 3 is deserved and a good spot for her! :)

    Now let me get out of here Roadrunner style, before the “flame wars” begin once again! *whoooshhhh* ^_^

  • KidKamikaze

    I’m just happy she got Top 3. This year has been phenomenal for her, and she’s bringing something new to the US Women’s Wrestling scene.

  • Mikas

    Great wrestler, has a bright future ahead of her, but personally i would list her around #15-#20. She is stuck in the Ohio/NJ area, and most of her opponents are the usual girls from the same area. In singles competition she only faced a few big indy names this year (Rain, Nikki Roxx, Alicia), so i honoustly
    dont think you can say she made a bigger impact that many other indy stars who wrestle all over the world, especially not compared to Mercedes, Melissa, Serena and SDR.