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.
Appearing 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)