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News in Brief: Brie Bella Red Carpet Pics, Beth/Madusa, New Champions in Ice Ribbon, Hailey Hatred Added to SHIMMER & More

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

Former Divas Champion Brie Bella was spotted on the red carpet this weekend at the Head Rush/Unforgiven after party in Las Vegas.

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Two title changes took place at Ice Ribbon’s “Yokohama Ribbon” event at Radiant Hall, Yokohama, Japan on February 5. In front of a crowd of 225 people, Miyako Matsumoto defeated Neko Nitta and Jun Kasai to become the Triangle Ribbon Champion. This was only Nitta’s first defense of the title, having won it on January 25, 2012. This title change also makes Matsumoto the tenth ever Triangle Ribbon Champion.

Right after this match, Tsukasa Fujimoto and Tsukushi defeated Hikaru Shida and Maki Narumiya to win the International Ribbon Tag Team Championships, when Fujimoto pinned Shida at 16:45. This was the third defense for Shida and Narumiya, whom won the tag titles on December 28, 2011 at New Aisuhiro #356. Fujimoto Tweeted a picture of the new champions after their victory, as did Matsumoto.

Fujimoto and Tsukushi recently teamed together at Ice Ribbon’s 19 O’Clock Pro Wrestling #103 event held at the Warabi Dojo in Saitama on February 3. They defeated Sayako Obihiro and Maki Narumiya.

The other match on the February 3 show was part of the ’19 O’Clock Girls Tournament’ (which will feature eight women, with the final taking place on March 9. The tournament winner will then go on to face current IW19 Champion Tsukushi on March 23). Dorami Nagano defeated Mexico’s Lady Afrodita.

Also on the show:
* Aoi Kizuki def. Sayaka Obihiro (7:12)
* Kayoko Haruyama def. Meari Naito (9:10)
* Hamuko Hoshi and Mochi Miyagi def. Dorami Nagano and Kurumi (13:05)
* Hikari Minami and Choun Shiryu went to a draw with Riho & Ribbon Takanashi (15:00)

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Hailey Hatred is the next name confirmed for the March 17 and 18 tapings of SHIMMER volumes 45-48.

International star Hatred made her debut for SHIMMER October 1 on volume 41 in a match against Kalamity.

She and Kalamity then teamed up to take on Mena Libra and Melanie Cruise for volume 42.

In October, she was sadly only able to attend one day worth of tapings but this time around, she’ll be at both.

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Madusa has continued taunting Divas Champion Beth Phoenix on Twitter. This time she wrote to ‘The Glamazon’: “You will be the only one with mud on your face… And everyone laughing!”

Phoenix responded, “Bring the hate. It fuels me. #divaschampionforever.”

Madusa then vowed to take her Divas Championship, following with: “No hate…only love when I stomp that ass and take the diva title too! Let the schooling begin!”

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Taeler Hendrix and Aleida Ortiz beat Bobbie Bardot and CJ Lane at OVW’s “Saturday Night Special” event in Louisville, Kentucky on February 4th. Hendrix pinned CJ Lane following the “SplitKick”.

We now also have confirmation that Bardot is none other than former WWF Diva and Hardcore Champion-for-a-minute, Bobcat. Bardot is married to TNA road agent Al Snow.

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Cherry Bomb and “Dangerboy” Derek Wylde defeated Leah Von Dutch and Shawn Spears in mixed tag action on January 29 in Strathoy, Ontario for CCW. Derek Wylde took advantage of the referee being knocked out to deliver a DVD on Von Dutch and dragged Cherry Bomb over to make the pin.

Von Dutch won free professional wrestling training at Squared Circle Training in Toronto. She was handpicked by future WWE Hall of Famer Edge as part of an essay writing contest. Edge won a similar contest when he was eighteen years old, to train with Sweet Daddy Siki and Ron Hutchinson at Sully’s Gym. Check out Edge awarding Von Dutch the free pro wrestling training here.

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On February 3 for HWA’s FundRAYzer event in Hamilton, Ohio, Nevaeh beat Kimber Lee and Lil Naughty in a three way dance.

In an update to yesterday’s News in Brief, Nicole Matthews was also in action at the ECCW event on February 4 in Vancouver. She teamed up with Ravenous Randy as part of “The Riot” to help defend their tag team titles against the Bollywood Lions. Thanks to Fun! Fun! Vancouver! for the image.

In the opening match for Hoosier Pro Wrestling on February 4, Miss Heidi pinned Canron Star in a brutal Street Fight.

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A big press conference took place in Mexico a few days ago, with IWL promoter Valerie Ritcher talking about the upcoming debut card for her X-Project promotion on February 19th. She was joined by AAA stars Sexy Star and Daga. Sexy Star is the director for LuchaPOP and Daga will be starting his own promotion called Daga Dynamic Dojo (DDD), and they all revealed that X-Project will be a group of small promotions coming together under one umbrella to co-promote shows. The February 19 show will actually be two cards in the same venue.

As such, LuFisto will challenge for the LuchaPOP Women’s Championship on February 19, when she battles La Vaquerita in singles action on the DDD/X-Project show.

On the VO/X-Project show, also to be held at the Arena Lopez Monterrey in Monterrey on February 19, will be Vanely and Yuki Star vs. Big Mama and La Felina.

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You can now vote for NZPWI’s People’s Choice Awards for 2011.

One of Diva Dirt’s Five to Watch 2011, Evie, is currently up for nomination in several categories: Best Moment, Breakout Star, twice in Best Match, and in Best Tag-Team with Megan-Kate for “BFF”.

Contenders for Best Female include Evie, Megan-Kate, Britenay, J.P.E, Lolli Lane, Misty, Nurse Payne and Queen Hollie.

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

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