News in Brief: WSU Star Quits Wrestling, EVE Star on ‘The Slam’, Joshi Results, Rain Blogs & More

Diva Dirt is back with another fix of news, notes and tidbits in the world of women’s wrestling. Check it out below:

WSU’s Amber (of the ‘Boston Shore’) has announced she’s quitting wrestling and is un-booking herself from all future wrestling shows. She is dealing with personal issues and will be leaving wrestling for an undefined period of time.

WSU has ruled that Lexxus can still defend the tag team titles but must find a partner to replace Amber.

Diva Dirt wishes Amber the best of luck during this trying time.

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Australia’s Shazza McKenzie will make her debut for ECWA‘s ‘Spring Battle‘ event on March 3rd in Newark, Delaware. She’ll be taking on the returning Kylie Pierce in singles action.

Veda Scott will also be making her return to ECWA at their ‘Stingray Rumble‘ show on April 21st in Sewell, New Jersey, in a match against CZW Academy Graduate Kimber Lee.

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Speaking of Kimber Lee, CZW celebrated their 13th anniversary in Voorhees, NJ on February 11. Despite repeated interference from The Runaways’ Joe Gacy and Ryan Slater, she was pinned by Alex Colon. After the match they gained a measure of revenge by beating down on Ruckus and attacking Colon.

This all went down at the same show that Mia Yim challenged Greg Excellent to an intergender Tables, Ladders and Chairs match (a challenge that Excellent accepted).

MMA fighter Tara LaRosa was also in attendance at this show. LaRosa says she’s been a wrestling fan since she was a child – the early 1980’s.

Mia Yim in Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match

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Check out the latest STARDOM results below. The event, held in Nagano, Japan on February 11, drew a crowd of 370 people.

* Kellie Skater def. Yuuri Haruka (8:30)
* Miho Sawa def. Kaori Housako (9:41)
* Natsuki Taiyo and Yuka Yasukawa def. Eri Susa and Hiroyo Matsumoto (11:38)
* Nanae Takahashi def. Natsumi Showzuki (11:37)
* Saki Kashima, Yoko Bito and Yuzuki Aikawa def. Arisa Hoshiki, Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani (15:32)

We have a correction about a previous STARDOM news story as well. In our last News in Brief, we incorrectly reported that Sarita would be wrestling for them on March 4. Reader YANO has informed us that the main-event match – Sarita and Io Shirai vs. Nanae Takahashi and Miho Wakizawa – will still be taking place, but not on a STARDOM event. The show is an independently produced show by Shirai. We’ll have results when they’re available!

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Ice Ribbon presented New Aisuhiro #368 on February 11 in front of a crowd of 99 at the Warabi Dojo in Saitama.

* Hamuko Hoshi def. Nana Kawasa (7:53)
* Tsukushi def. Sayaka Obihiro (5:47)
* Hikari Minami def. Maki Narumiya (7:09)
* Handicap Match: Tsukasa Fujimoto and Miyako Matsumoto def. Kurumi, Mochi Miyagi and Dorami Nagano when Fujimoto pinned Nagano (17:07)

Hikaru Shida, whom was scheduled to be in the main event match, was forced to pull out of the event due to suffering a back injury during training on February 10.

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SMASH is holding one of their last ever shows (if the Wrestling Observer Newsletter story about a show being held in March is to be believed) next weekend at the legendary Korakuen Hall in Suidobashi. On February 19, the following two matches will take place:

* Makoto, Lin Bairon (aka the recently announced SHIMMER wrestler, Ray) and Aki Shizuku vs. Nanae Takahashi, Tomoka Nakagawa and Kagetsu
* SMASH Divas Title: Kana (c) vs. Shuri

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NCW Femmes Fatales, in collaboration with HighSpots.com, are presenting a women’s match during the WrestleReunion in Toronto on April 14th. The match will take place during the Pro Wrestling Superstars show that will showcase a plethora of international superstars.

The Femmes Fatales match will be “The Oncoming Storm” Kalamity vs. “Super Hardcore Anime” LuFisto.

If Kalamity is still champion after Femmes Fatales VIII on March 10, then her title will be on the line during this match-up.

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Ireland’s Rhia O’Reilly was recently interviewed by The Slam. In the interview, she talks Pro Wrestling: EVE, the latest in her wrestling career and divulges on her upcoming match with April Davids (which will take place as part of the ‘Queen of the Ring’ tournament at the first-ever EVE iPPV on February 18, to be broadcasted live here on Diva Dirt). Take a look below:

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Rain has written a very personal blog about her medical issues as a child. She wrote:

When I was a baby I’d fuss and fuss. At the age of 2 they finally diagnosed me with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Since the age of 2 I’ve been on meds, in the Children’s Hospital, and in the surgery center. I knew going weekly to the Children’s Hospital that I was NOT the worst off. I made friends, had fun, but was also scared every time I went there. I was poke, stabbed, had blood draws, draining/scoping on my knees a LOT. I knew I had problems, I knew I was in pain, I knew I couldn’t do some of the things other kids did, because my mom and doctors told me.

After telling a sad story about having to spend a day at Como Zoo in a wheelchair, Rain says:

That day I decided I was NEVER going to be in a wheel chair and I was never going to let this effect my life EVER!!!!! As soon as I got home, I rebelled against the chair and refused to use them.

Today… I am an accomplished world wide female wrestler. I am a personal trainer. I am a yoga instructor. I went to school, finished, and preparing to take my state boards. I am a very active YOUNG lady and I plan on staying that way my whole life, with NO excuses.

As a way of helping out, and paying it forward, she’ll be auctioning off all kinds of things (wrestling items, dates, etc.) and thinking of creative ways to benefit The Children’s Hospital. Right now, you can bid on her ring-worn gear on eBay.

That’s the news for now. Which tidbits have got you talking? Tell us in the comments…

  • Yano

    SMASH has their final show on March 14, not March 4 like the Observer reported. And Dark Angel has not been announced for that. For some unknown reason, the Observer just mixed the Io Shirai event and SMASH together. Seems to happen a lot when it comes to reporting about Japan in that mag.

    • thejoshifanx

      I am extremely excited for that show and I hope it’s on Daily Motion

      I’d like to see Shuri vs Sarah Stock then Aki Shizuku vs Lin Bairon vs Makoto vs Tomoka Nakagawa (Elimination Match) then Kana vs MeikI Satomura

      • thejoshifanx

        Meiko*

  • Homewrecker.Stu

    The Rain story is inspiring. What a great woman, so much respect for her.

    Shame about Amber leaving wrestling, hope she can deal with her issues. I hope Lexxus can’t get a new partner, I was really hoping to see Rain and Serena vs. The Boston Shore.

  • thejoshifanx

    I hope Lexxus picks a decent tag team partner

    I wish STARDOM was available on Daily Motion

    Shuri <3 This woman needs to come to ACW, CHIKARA, SHIMMER, WSU. I want to see more of her wrestling. Not to mention her overemotionalness

    Oh really? O'Reilly! I like Rhia, I'm glad she's at NCW and I'd like to see her at SHIMMER too :D

  • Joel

    I’m so happy that Kellie Skater got a win, she’s one of my favourites!

    It upsets me that it’s one of the last Smash shows as me and a few others thought Misaki Ohata would have made a great champion.

    • thejoshifanx

      Well I’m sure they’re going to create a new promotion. I hope next time they have a Women’s Championship, not Divas.

      I’d like to see Ayako Hamada, Ayumi Kurihara, Hanako Nakamori, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Meiko Satomura, Misaki Ohata, Natsumi Showzuki, and Sawako Shimono wrestle for them besides Aki Shizuku, Kana, Lin Bairon/Ray, Makoto, Shuri, Tomoka Nakagawa.