Yesterday, Pro Wrestling: EVE was in Preston, England for “No Man’s Land 2”, their first show since November’s “Wrestle-Fever” iPPV.
The event, EVE’s first in the north of England, was one-third of a weekend triple-header hosted by Preston City Wrestling, and saw the EVE Championship change hands in dramatic fashion, as Nikki Storm emerged victorious in a grueling match against defending champion Emi Sakura to capture the gold.
Flight issues had prevented Sakura from defending her title the night before against Carmel Jacob, but even an extra night’s rest was not enough to stop a ruthless and determined Storm, still angry with the controversial manner in which she lost her title in November. She defeated Sakura and became the first ever two-time EVE Champion.
The second main event of the show was a thirteen-woman “3-Minute Warning” match, which saw the Glamour Gym’s Sara-Marie Taylor eliminate Kay Lee Ray at the end to earn a future EVE Championship shot at any time of her choosing. Kay Lee, the #2 entrant in the match, had just eliminated Carmel Jacob — Taylor’s Glamour Gym tag team partner and the #1 entrant — before Taylor threw Kay Lee herself over the top rope to pick up one of the biggest wins of her career to date.
Elsewhere, the EVE Tag Team Championship tournament kicked off with a bang, as the Owens Twins (Leah and Kasey) advanced with a fine victory over the “Lovely Peppers” Polly Peppers and Kirsty Love. The ever-present Glamour Gym defeated the partnerless April Davids in a handicap match despite a spirited effort from the Lancashire Terrier. She-X (Bete Noire and Viper) and Ama-Reilly (Ayesha Ray and Rhia O’Reilly) fought to a disappointing no-contest. Also, Alpha Female picked up the win in a 3-way match against Kay Lee Ray (who worked double duty today despite breaking her toe the night before) and Shanna.
The previous night at PCW’s show, April Davids was not fortunate enough to defeat Bubblegum in intergender singles action, losing only after interference from PCW Champion T-Bone. Carmel Jacob defeated Kay Lee Ray, who was replacing the then-stranded Emi Sakura. Davids and Sakura would also go on to face each other later that night at PCW’s evening show, wrestling to an excellent ten-minute time limit draw that will surely serve as a fantastic advertisement for those previously unfamiliar with the EVE product.
EVE’s next show is “Special Edition II: War Games” and takes place on February 23rd at their usual haunt of the Delphi Centre in Sudbury, Suffolk, with a huge 4 vs 4 steel cage match between Team Alpha and Team Storm. For more information and tickets, check out the official EVE website.