NHB Girls Wrestler of the Year 2014

10527390_844802268893067_7853070340314807509_nEvie totally kicked 2014 out of the park.

She began the year training and working in Japan, making her mark working with Japanese promotion, DIANA. During her time there, she teamed with Madison Eagles against the Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa) for the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship as part of a Joshi4Hope show.

In April she headed back to the USA, another run at SHIMMER and had a crack at the SHINE Tag Team Championships (this time teaming with Kellie Skater) against Leva Bates and Mia Yim. Whilst they were unsuccessful in this bid, Evie’s name was firmly imprinted in everyone’s brain. She made this USA trip again in October, getting a shot at the SHIMMER Championship at the new champion, Nicole Matthews and also appeared on SHINE, this time against Allysin Kay.

She had a stellar year locally as well, she’s the former PWWA Champion and IPW Women’s Champion, defending and holding the belts for a long run. Shazza McKenzie defeated Evie in June and Britenay defeated Evie in an unification match in August.

10428414_845371062169521_4241689339166891313_nAppearing in the Global Conflict tournament in May, a tournament held in Perth by NHPW, it has slowly garnered prestige over the years, and she was among an elite roster of women such as Madison Eagles, Mercedes Martinez and Saraya Knight. Whilst she wasn’t successful in capturing the shield, she did teach resident maniac, Jay Taylor a lesson or two.

She made a successful Melbourne City Wrestling debut, which saw her appear on a handful of shows and participate in the Fight For A Cause tournament for the Vera and Jenny Cup. She made the final and whilst she wasn’t successful, she did give MCW’s first lady, KC Cassidy a thing or two to worry about.

Another highlight of Evie’s year was the reformation of the BFF’s. Evie’s tag team partner, Megan-Kate made her return to her best friend’s corner at an IPW show toward the end of the year.

Looking back on a year with so many achievements and a true commitment to her craft, it’s with much pride and much excitement, that we announce Evie as our 2014 Wrestler of the Year. Congratulations!

Photography by Cory Lockwood Photography.

Past recipients of this award have been Kellie Skater (2012) and Madison Eagles (2013)

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NHB Girls Break Out Wrestler Award 2014

10702217_844803085559652_66879410745283380_nUpon reflecting on 2014, the one person who’s name comes up repeatedly as having a stellar year, is the Queen of Queensland Wrestling, Toni Storm.

Having traveled around Australia most of the year, she’s made a huge impact on fans. Many rallying promotions to bring her back, just to get another look at the adorable-panda-hat-wearing-dancer who not only has the goofy sense of humour but the moves to back it up as well.

She made several appearances at Melbourne City Wrestling, even reaching the final of the Vera & Jenny Memorial Cup in November, part of a historic night at Warzone Wrestling in Melbourne, when the first women’s champion was crowned.

A regular at UPW, Pacific Pro and AWA in Queensland and she’s traveled to Adelaide to participate in the Riot City Wrestling, City Chicks shows.

10881591_851861718185999_9204848506881999980_nToni has traveled to the UK twice through the year, and even had her match with Kasey Owens with British Empire Wrestling voted Match of the Year. At present, she is wrestling in the UK.

In July, Kiwi Pro Wrestling announced that they had facilitated wrestler try outs for World Wrestling Entertainment and Storm was in that list.

She is also one of our calendar girls in our sold out, NHB Girls Calendar.

10448804_758513910855237_8558829883214060801_nStorm has improved leaps and bounds this year, taking her training and desire for experience in her hands and sought out multiple avenues to learn.

We are so proud of her, and elated to announce Toni Storm the recipient of our Break Out Wrestler for 2014 award.

Congratulations Toni!

Previous recipients of this award were Kellyanne English (2013) & Evie (2012)

Photography by Cory Lockwood Photography & Oli Sander (The Ringside Perspective)

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KC Cassidy in Oxygen Magazine

Check out KC Cassidy behind the scenes for her recent Oxygen Magazine workout photoshoot!

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The Rubby & Javelin Show~!

10376847_802778139768779_5184329793929988966_nThe Rubby & Javelin Show~!

Join Jonesy and fill in co-host Toni Storm as they cover RCW City Chicks Unleashed, MCW Fight for a Cause and get up to other various shenanigans.

Featuring appearances by:
*Demi Bennett discussing getting her hair ripped out by both Saraya Knight and Harley Wonderland.
*Michelle K Hasluck talks her return to the ring and how K-Pop has made Asian men more desirable.
*Harley Wonderland on being inappropriate with officials during matches, moving interstate and why Sprinkles the cat is the greatest thing in the world.
*Savannah Summers and her ideas for growing women’s wrestling in Australia.
*RCW backstage reporter Gemma talks about how she became the RCW backstage interviewer and the steep learning curve that came along with it.
*Evie just being generally hyperactive.
*Miami reflects on her retirement.
Also featuring the RCW post show panel of RCW Champion Adam Brooks, host of Wrestling Podclash, Max Comic giving expert analysis of the show including Storm interviewing Kellyanne whilst she is in a post injury codeine haze.

Click HERE to listen.

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MCW Fight For A Cause

Available to rent or download NOW!

MCW Fight For A Cause 2014 – Trailer from Melbourne City Wrestling on Vimeo.

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Purchase the NHB Girls 2015 Calendar!

NHBgirlsPARTEDITED_0227-1SMALLwmnewAs we announced a few weeks ago ago, you can start 2015 with a bang with the most exciting and eclectic group of women’s wrestlers gracing your wall in the NHB Girls Calendar.

Excitingly, you can now purchase! Any orders placed prior to December 31, will receive a free gift with their purchase.

Want to order? Jump on over to HERE.

Huge thank you to all of the girls, Submit Clothing, Vicious Pursuit, United Pro Wrestling & Mikey Jay Productions for their assistance and dedication in getting the project completed.

Particulars: The calendar is A4 size with a month to a page. 

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LIVE: MCW Fight For A Cause Results

PosterWEBThe day is finally here and today we crown the very first winner of the Vera & Jenny Cup!

Matches are as follows –
Tournament Qualifers:
- Shazza McKenzie vs Evie
- Toni Storm vs Siren Monroe
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KC Cassidy vs Miami

The winner of these matches will go into a triple threat match, and the final of the Vera & Jenny Cup.

Non Tournament Matches: 
- Demi Bennett vs Savannah Summers
- Vixsin vs Izzy Shaw

Click on the matches to read more and see our mini-previews!

Read more and get the live results after the jump.

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Match Previews: Demi v Evie / Madison v Saraya

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Madison Eagles claimed the Indygurlz Australian Championship last night in a Fatal Four Way against Saraya Knight, Demi Bennett and Evie.

The former SHIMMER Champion will defend her championship straight away against another former SHIMMER Champion, Saraya. No doubt, NHPW audiences will be in for a treat as they two pioneers of women’s wrestling will go toe-to-toe.

Demi Bennett and Evie will also be appearing in singles competition, will be the first opportunity for these two to get a chance to do so. Expect some hard kicks when these two women meet in ring for the very first time.

Will Madison walk out with the gold still around her waist? Hope the venue hides the cutlery!

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Match Preview: Vixsin vs Izzy Shaw

10599615_851395381566951_1169244077448940883_nThe final match announcement for Melbourne City Wrestling Fight For A Cause is Vixsin vs Izzy Shaw, as they clash in another encounter.

Vixsin has been undefeated since she debut at Melbourne City Wrestling, and has dominated the division ever since. She’s got no fear, will take on any opponent and will look good doing it. After her encounter with Siren Monroe at the previous MCW show, we are sure Vixsin will be looking at continuing her streak.

This will be Izzy Shaw’s toughest test, knowing the task in front of her, no doubt she has been studying Vixsin closely and using this to her advantage. Fresh off a tag-team match at City Chicks Unleashed 3, this is a unique opportunity for Izzy to step out and shine.

Come on down and join the fun at Melbourne City Wrestling & NHB Girls presents Fight For A Cause, and even celebrate our calendar launch! The afternoon will crown the inaugural winner of the Vera & Jenny Cup, two members of the MCW family that are no longer with us as a result of this awful disease. This special one-off event will see the profits going to Breast Cancer Network Australia. Read more about the incredible work Breast Cancer Network Australia does here.

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Match Preview: Evie vs Saraya vs Madison vs Demi

 

10649884_10152735288929468_3013706206529364856_nHappening this evening at NHPW will be a match of epic proportions. Mercedes Martinez has relinquished her NHPW IndyGurlz Australian Championship and to remedy this, NHPW will be crowning a new champion with this very match.

Madison, Evie and Saraya are fresh from a USA tour, which included appearances on the 9th anniversary SHIMMER shows in Chicago. Madison copped a shocking defeat after enduring a fireball to the face (really!), but bounced back to appear in the main event of SHIMMER volume 70. Evie had her first shot at the SHIMMER Championship against new champion, Nicole Matthews at volume 69 and Saraya created an unholy alliance with Mayumi Ozaki and got a shot at the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship also at volume 69.

Demi Bennett will be keen to make her mark, as the youngest of the group. Only last weekend, she was defeated by Harley Wonderland for the Riot City Wrestling Women’s Championship.

Check below what Demi and Evie had to say ahead of the match:

 

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