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News in Brief: Former ECW Star Gives Birth, New Names for SHIMMER, PWWA in Australia & More

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

California native Davina Rose and ROH Academy graduate Veda Scott are the two newest wrestlers added to the list of announced talent for the SHIMMER tapings on March 17 and 18.

The protegé of Serena Deeb, Davina made her debut at the previous set of tapings, mixing it up with the likes of Mercedes Martinez, Kellie Skater, Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews. By all reports, she made quite the impression in-ring, and is a welcome addition to volumes 45-48.

Veda Scott is the newest product of the ROH/SHIMMER training program underneath Delirious and Daizee Haze and has been honing her craft by taking many independent bookings around the country. She made her main show debut on volume 44 in a match against Taylor Made, after appearing on SHIMMER’s pre-show SPARKLE prior to volume 41.

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We’ve got lots of Ice Ribbon news for you in today’s News in Brief. The company, which is going strength for strength, have been holding a lot of excellent shows lately.

Several matches have been added to the big Ice Ribbon show that will take place on March 20 at Japan’s famous Korakuen Hall in Suidobashi.

New matches include:

* Over The Top Rope Match: Meari Naito vs. Shuji Ishikawa
* Maki Narumiya and Toshie Uematsu vs. Hikari Minami and Riho
* Dorami Nagano vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
* Triangle Ribbon Championship: Aiger (c) vs. Sayaka Obihiro vs. Neko Nitta

Already scheduled for the show is Hamuko Hoshi and Kayoko Haruyama vs. Mochi Miyagi and Nana Kawasa, the big tag match where Tsukasa Fujimoto and Tsukushi will put their International Ribbon Tag Team Championships on the line against Manami Toyota and Kurumi (who rightfully earned her spot in the match via a tournament), and Hikaru Shida defending her ICEx60 Championship versus Aoi Kizuki.

Former Triangle Ribbon Champion, Miyako Matsumoto

These announcements come after Ice Ribbon’s New Aisuhiro #370 (which was originally scheduled to take place on February 20, thus why their February 25 show was named #371) event on February 29, which saw Aiger win the Triangle Ribbon Championship from Miyako Matsumoto in a match that also included Neko Nitta.

Other results from the show:
* Over The Top Rope Match: Ribbon Takanashi def. Meari Naito (6:40)
* Hiroyo Matsumoto def. Maki Narumiya (9:40)
* Tsukasa Fujimoto and Dorami Nagano def. Hikaru Shida and Sayaka Obihiro (16:13)

19 O’Clock Pro Wrestling #107 took place on March 2. Check out the results below:

* Sayaka Obihiro and Dorami Nagano def. Tsukushi and Maki Narumiya (8:41)
* 19 O’Clock Girl’s Tournament Semi-Final Match: Kurumi def. Tsukasa Fujimoto (10:02)

Ice Ribbon also held their ‘Teens 4’ event on March 3 – an event promoted by the younger members of their roster – in front of a crowd of 130 people at the Warabi Dojo in Saitama:

* Kurumi def. Tsukushi (7:00)
* Dorami Nagano def. Kurumi (4:11)
* Kagetsu, Aoi Ishibashi and Mika Iida def. Rabbit Mito, Nana Kawasa and Manami Katsu (12:46)
* Riho def. Hikari Minami (8:47) (The special guest ring announcer for this match was former ICEx60 Champion Seina.)

Moon Mizuki, who was set to face Dorami Nagano, was forced to miss the show after suffering an injury to her right knee. Kurumi pulled double-duty to make up for this loss.

‘Teens 5’ was confirmed for April 15, 2012.

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A preliminary bout has been added to the nCw Femmes Fatales VIII card on March 10.

That match will be a four way dance between Anna Minoushka, Milouu, Mary Lee Rose (to be accompanied by Mademoiselle Rachelle) and Missy.

To take place prior to the show, these four Quebec women are out to impress Femmes Fatales management and hope to score a return to the main show (or a debut in Milouu’s case).

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On March 2, for CMLL at the Arena Mexico, in front of 12,000 rabid fans, Marcela defeated CMLL Femenil Champion Ayumi Kurihara in a non-title Lightning match. After the bout, she challenged her for a shot at her title, which was accepted.

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For OVW’s “Saturday Night Special” live event on March 3, “X2C” (Sean Casey and Raphael Constantine) teamed up with CJ Lane (accompanied to the ring by Bobbie Bardot) to defeat Elvis Pridemore, Lennox Norris, and Taeler Hendrix in a mixed six person tag match.

The match was said to have featured a “series of horribly blown spots between OVW Women’s Champion Taeler Hendrix and CJ Lane”.

In other OVW news, the former Lady Jojo has been repackaged under her real name, Josette Bynum. She’s become the new “talent arbitrator” following Christian Mascagni’s legitimate firing.

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Also on March 3, but this time all the way across the pond in St Neots, Cambridgeshire for SWE, Nikki Storm forced Erin Angel to tap out to a deep half Boston Crab.

Angel overshot on a moonsault and landed on her knees – an miss-step Storm took advantage of straight away.

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Australia’s first-ever all-women’s promotion, PWWA, who put on an excellent return show in September 2011, have announced an upcoming tournament.

Live Coverage from Australia: PWWA Featuring Madison Eagles, Nicole Matthews, Jessie McKay & Kellie Skater

Although the Facebook post doesn’t offer many details just yet – given PWWA’s past shows, we’re sure it’ll be a doozy.

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Congratulations go out to former ECW star Francine Fournier, who recently gave birth to her second child – a boy! – at the end of February.

The boy has been named Connor Joseph.

Francine gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Molly Rose, in July 2009.

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

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