This past weekend saw what is being considered the final wrestling event at the infamous ECW Arena in Philadelphia, PA, and one woman can boast that she was part of the historic double-header which featured shows from CZW and EVOLVE. Mia Yim effectively became the last female to compete in the ECW Arena, facing Greg Excellent during the CZW portion of events.
The intergender match, rather fitting considering the arena’s history of gender-bending violence (Bill Alfonso vs Beulah, anyone?), saw Yim and Excellent face off in a rematch from their fantastic match at November’s Night of Infamy show. Once again, however, Yim lost the match, but did win over the fans and her opponent. The crowd rather aptly chanted, “She’s hardcore!” while giving Yim a standing ovation, meanwhile, Excellent took to the mic after the match calling the femme fatale a “tough bitch”.
Given the history made in the ECW Arena and the numerous females to compete in it, it’s a pretty cool feat for the young rising star to be the last female to wrestle there. (Well, for now at least.)
If you haven’t seen Yim vs Excellent part one, check it out here. It was a fun back-and-forth match which saw Mia show exactly what she’s capable of.
Pictures of the match below:
RESISTANCE Pro, which boasts the Smashing Pumpkins singer as its creative director, held its second event this past weekend in Chicago following a debut show last November.
Stephie picked up the win in rather controversial fashion as champion Melanie Cruise cost Melissa the match just as the SHIMMER Champion had Stephie beat. It looks like Cruise, who won the title in November during a battle royal, is looking to avoid Melissa at all costs — and who can blame her?
Earlier in the night, Cruise defeated Serenity in her first title defense.