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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="kingjames" data-cite="kingjames" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> Also, you got the promo score dead to rights. ARE YOU A WIZARD? <img alt=":eek:" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/eek.png.0e09df00fa222c85760b9bc1700b5405.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Maybe...<img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> Ah, the bonus questions get me again! Congrats Dar!</p><p> </p><p> Fun show. I was genuinely happy to see Jaime and Paige win as I think it marks a turning point for their characters moving to the top of the company.</p><p> </p><p> I'm surprised Emma has a bad attitude as I've never had problems with her, but I guess that could just be a destiny roll. Or does the game factor in how workers would act given the existing personality of a locker room?</p><p> </p><p> I have to remind myself that AAA has multiple shows a month as it'll help me better gauge the story progression.</p><p> </p><p> 1. What is your favorite feature of this journal? The interludes have been the strongest element of this so far, but the event write-ups have been getting better and better to where I almost enjoy them more. It seems like in terms of booking that you've gotten have your feet under you after that talent raid. Not to jinx anything, but I find USPW and NOTBPW usually have one hiring burst per year, so you should at least be good for a couple of months.</p><p> </p><p> 2. Who is/are your favorite characters? Why? Steph Blake by a mile, and this is coming from someone that had her as one of my least favorite people in the C-Verse coming into this. She's the perfect heel I want to hate, and when someone beats her, it will feel like a big deal. There's a Rocky Mavia nomination for her coming when I get around to writing out my nominations for the year-end awards.</p><p> </p><p> Anne Stardust and Cherry Bomb have also been highlights, but they pale in comparison to the Queen of Mean. <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> 3. What parts of this journal would you change, to make for a more enjoyable read? One thing I noticed in other shows was it was sometimes hard to tell when something was a non-broadcast backstage segment vs a broadcast one. It's a minor thing, as I enjoy the non-broadcast backstage segments, but maybe some slightly different formatting between the two to help distinguish them better?</p><p> </p><p> 4. Which characters do you feel have been underutilized, that you'd like to see further developed? Before the last show, I would have said the A-List, but that looks to be settling itself out. Outside of that, maybe the tag division, but that's fourth or fifth on the priority list when it comes to booking plans, so it's not a big deal. I'm thinking you'll have to go outside the company to bring in an established team to challenge Lily & Rose, or get Higgins and Simony ready for a push to title contenders.</p><p> </p><p> 5. Any character/booking/structural suggestions you have? The Lilith/Karen Killer storyline should be fun, and I'm curious to see who her Monsters will be (either already in the company or outside it). I think your biggest obstacle to overcome right now is a lack of a face challenger for Steph, but that's more of a function of you having to build up Jaime, Paige, and Foxxy to get to that level than any booking issues. It's too bad there isn't some stop gap veteran you could use in the meantime (I really can't think of anyone over enough and unemployed to fit into that category, unless you could make it so that Cat Quine could wrestle again).</p>
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Who is/are your favourite characters? The Queen of Mean herself, Stephanie Blake by a mile. Always kind of liked her, but that was because she was a workhorse when it came to stats, she has roughly 90 stamina, which means she could probably wrestle multiple times per night


Which characters do you feel have been underutilized, that you'd like to see further developed? "The Delicate Flowers" Kate Lilly & Debbie Rose, we have barely seen those two


Any character/booking/structural suggestions you have? The Lilith/Karen Killer storyline should be fun, and I'm curious to see who her Monsters will be (I am kinda hoping that her monsters aren't the obvious ones [Devil's Daughter & Cherry Bomb]).

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Yeah one of these days I might break through. My guess was too low on the segment but I never would have guessed 92.


1. Honestly I like both the match write ups and the interludes. I don't really have any suggestions at this point.


2. The obvious choice is the improved champ Steph Blake, but I really like the way you have portrayed Cherry Bomb both in character and behind the scenes.


4. There are several that I seem to have gravitated towards. I like Laura Flame because she reminds me of someone I know. Paige Croft is another that is just finding her place in this story and although I think I like her as a heel better (maybe that is my own heel side coming through) I think she has big things on the horizons and envision a feud down the road with Jamie.


5. I have to agree you stumped me on the Lilith character, but I am intrigued by what you have planned.


Great card

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<p>Wow, I really underestimated Cherry Bomb's promo skills. I went back a couple of shows looking for your best promos and figured around 75 seemed like a solid improvement. 92?! Sick.</p><p> </p><p>

1. What is your favorite feature of this journal?</p><p>

I'll name two. First I really like the kayfabe breaking, backstage and back story moments. You write "real people" really well and I enjoy those parts a lot. Second, basically all your heel promos are very good, and very funny.</p><p> </p><p>

2. Who is/are your favorite characters? Why? Zoe Amiss for well documented reasons, Cherry Bomb mostly because of her backstage character really. She's good as a heel on stage too, but it's the person behind it that I find I want to see more and more of. Anne Stardust is also a standout.</p><p> </p><p>

3. What parts of this journal would you change, to make for a more enjoyable read?</p><p> </p><p>

I'm not a super big fan of quote boxes, just for those times when I read on the phone, quoted text appears so small I need to zoom to read it. But it's a minor quibble.</p><p> </p><p>

4. Which characters do you feel have been underutilized, that you'd like to see further developed?</p><p> </p><p>

1. I think in order to root for Jaime Quinn, she needs a bit more personality. At the same time I understand it's kind of the curse of being a babyface. 2. I'm not really sure what Tracy Brandon's deal is. I'd like to find out. 3. Devil's Daughter seems to come with so much possibilities built in, I'd like to see her get her own story and not just be Cherry's underling.</p><p> </p><p>

5. Any character/booking/structural suggestions you have?</p><p>

Well, I suspect you have plans, but bringing DD and Lilith together perhaps?</p>

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Thanks for the feedback, folks. It's good to see what things have been working, and the areas that I could maybe spend a little more time developing. And obviously, if anyone else has any observations, I'd be glad to hear them!


I'm surprised Emma has a bad attitude as I've never had problems with her, but I guess that could just be a destiny roll. Or does the game factor in how workers would act given the existing personality of a locker room?


You know, I went and I checked, and Emma's not a locker room cancer or anything, so attitude isn't why I didn't pick her up. I think it's her having been busted for soft drugs before that's made me pass. AAA is based out of the Seattle area, so I don't think it's anything that would overly scandalize the fanbase (and personally, I wouldn't have a problem with it), but I think the legacy of Anne Stardust hangs over the promotion still. With other workers who have positive backstage attitudes and not having been busted for drug use available, Emma's been passed over for now.


Not to jinx anything, but I find USPW and NOTBPW usually have one hiring burst per year, so you should at least be good for a couple of months.


USPW's had their hiring burst, so hopefully Atlanta won't throw a(nother) monkey wrench into my plans for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, NOTBPW has not had theirs yet, so I'm kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop.


Though really, is it a shoe, or is it a boot? :p


Dialectal-based humor aside, NOTBPW dropped to Cult a few months ago, so I'm hoping maybe they decide not to spend. I'm not counting on that, but hope springs eternal.


Who is/are your favorite characters? Why? Steph Blake by a mile, and this is coming from someone that had her as one of my least favorite people in the C-Verse coming into this. She's the perfect heel I want to hate, and when someone beats her, it will feel like a big deal. There's a Rocky Mavia nomination for her coming when I get around to writing out my nominations for the year-end awards.


Who is/are your favourite characters? The Queen of Mean herself, Stephanie Blake by a mile. Always kind of liked her, but that was because she was a workhorse when it came to stats, she has roughly 90 stamina, which means she could probably wrestle multiple times per night.


2. The obvious choice is the improved champ Steph Blake


So, what I'm hearing is, Steph Blake seems to be popular? :p


Steph Blake is the single biggest revelation for me in writing this diary. She was a default champion for me, a plot device to explain away the loss of Sara Marie York and Joanne Rodriguez. I had no major plans for her other than as a transitional champion. I figured the pop boosts from getting clean wins over SMY and J-Ro would give me another main event heel option. What I wasn't counting on was stumbling upon the Queen of Mean gimmick.


Maybe it's because she's British, and once I hit upon the idea of royalty, that's where things went? In any event I think of her as my Bobby Roode. Roode's a fine talent, and I always thought he was a solid TNA main eventer. But the "Glorious" gimmick (and that mind-blowingly awesome theme music) he's got in NXT has created this entirely new aspect to his character that has him quickly becoming one of the top heels on the show. For me, "Queen of Mean" is Blake's "Glorious". She went from "high-stamina workhorse that's functional" to "highlight of the show". I actually really missed writing a Steph Blake promo for Girls Aloud! Speaking of which...


Second, basically all your heel promos are very good, and very funny.


4. Which characters do you feel have been underutilized, that you'd like to see further developed?


1. I think in order to root for Jaime Quinn, she needs a bit more personality. At the same time I understand it's kind of the curse of being a babyface.


THIS. This is my biggest problem (and incidentally, a problem I think current-day WWE doesn't deal well with, either). For whatever reason, I think my natural inclinations are towards heel, sort of like Chris Jericho or Ric Flair. It's just the more natural direction for me to write. And in some ways, I think it's because it's narratively easier, and thus it's kind of a crutch for me as a writer.


Not that I'm not thrilled y'all are enjoying my heel promos, of course! But I think I'm having to figure out how to make my faces compelling within a "villains act, heroes react" framework. If the center of drama is conflict, then someone has to instigate that conflict. Villains tend to naturally destabilize the status quo, making them a more obvious choice for being the one who initiates the action. The heroes then react in opposition to the villains. The problem is, it may not be clear what the heroes are fighting for, so much as they can get locked into simply fighting against things, which can severely limit their characterization.


I've been trying to find some narrative footing for the faces; I hate to keep returning to the point, but I originally planned on SMY and J-Ro to be my top faces, and thus was planning on fleshing them out further. Having to audible to Jaime Quine, Paige Croft, and Foxxy LaRue as my top faces (narratively at least), I think I've needed a little time to figure them out a bit.


For Jaime, I think I took a step forward at Girls Aloud. Her promo before the tag match is, essentially, a statement of purpose. Whether it's painfully sincere or not, she truly believes in "doing things the right way" and being part of a tradition. She's positioning herself as the representative of fair play, of competition, of a desire to prove oneself the best while respecting the efforts of your opponents. To have the self-respect to not take shortcuts, and to have the self-confidence to believe you don't need to take shortcuts. I mean, that's ridiculously white-meat babyface stuff, but I admit it's what I believe in myself, and in some ways Jaime serves as an avatar.


Paige Croft has been a worthwhile challenge because (as this post proves) brevity is not my strong suit. Writing someone who's taciturn gets me out of my comfort zone. My favorite part of Paige has been establishing her as one of the most intimidating wrestlers on roster, despite her being the least physically imposing. A wrestler who, when a smug heel makes an open challenge, immediately regrets their decision and tries to, in a panic, rescind their challenge. The "Tiny Terminator" gimmick gives her a bit of personality that I hope to keep expanding on.


Foxxy LaRue, I've tried to give her a down-home Texas attitude to hopefully distinguish her as something other than "Generic Face #3". She's my foremost practitioner of the cheap pop (as a Mick Foley back in the day fan, someone was bound to pick that trait up), and she's a little more aggressive in the ring than some of the other faces (based on her "Brawler" style), such as immediately going in for the fight even before the bell rings. She'll need some time to elevate out of the midcard, but hopefully she'll bring that personality to the main event picture in the future.


Honestly, I think the person on the card I've done the least with, that I need to do better with, is Suzanne Brazzle. Now that I ended the Brazzle/Brendon spat with the "I Quit" match blowoff, I haven't really done anything with either of them.


3. What parts of this journal would you change, to make for a more enjoyable read?


I'm not a super big fan of quote boxes, just for those times when I read on the phone, quoted text appears so small I need to zoom to read it. But it's a minor quibble.


3. What parts of this journal would you change, to make for a more enjoyable read? One thing I noticed in other shows was it was sometimes hard to tell when something was a non-broadcast backstage segment vs a broadcast one. It's a minor thing, as I enjoy the non-broadcast backstage segments, but maybe some slightly different formatting between the two to help distinguish them better?


Oh, the irony of me using a ton of quote boxes in this post :o


I'm with you on this point all the way. I think I'll be experimenting with some different formatting for the next event, Midwest Mayhem III. I don't expect that I'll find a perfect solution my first time out, so comments from anyone on the new format would be immensely appreciated.


I'll have a story interlude post up sometime tomorrow, I think. If you've been missing Anne Stardust, I think you'll be happy with my next entry... :D

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Oh, the irony of me using a ton of quote boxes in this post :o


I'm with you on this point all the way. I think I'll be experimenting with some different formatting for the next event, Midwest Mayhem III. I don't expect that I'll find a perfect solution my first time out, so comments from anyone on the new format would be immensely appreciated.


Well, it's an even smaller problem when you use them the way they were originally intended, i.e to quote something we have already read. I can usually see at a glance what you are quoting and then doesn't have to read it again when I know what you are responding to.

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Story Interlude - Shots Fired


The Piper Casino

Las Vegas, NV

September 17, 2009



“In summation, ladies and gentlemen of the press, Babes of Sin City and our business partners, the Piper Casino, are excited as we take our organization to the next level and BSC becomes the gold standard for women’s wrestling. Now, I’ll take a few questions.”


Marilyn Stardust looked out at the conference room from her podium. There were maybe a dozen journalists in attendance, which was twelve more than were interested when Babes of Sin City began three years ago. Give me three more years, and we’ll fill up this room, she thought.


“Ms. Stardust! Carlotta Vaughn, Bow Down to the Queens,” shouted a young woman in the front row. She was an internet blogger, and honestly Marilyn didn’t want to invite her when the request came in. But Marilyn’s business partner Honey Golightly - representing everyone thirty-five and under - insisted she be allowed in. Marilyn was hoping she’d be happy just getting an invite, but no, here she was, asking the very first question. Kids these days...


“Please, just Marilyn, Ms. Vaughn. Ms. Stardust was my mother.” The room gave a little chuckle for the old chestnut of a joke.


The young woman’s cheeks flushed. “Yes, Ms. - Marilyn. BSC’s signature style has been, in many people’s opinions, eye candy since it opened.”


“Is that your opinion, Ms. Vaughn?” asked Marilyn.


The girl took a moment before answering. “Yes, it is.”


“Well, Ms. Vaughn, that’s not a question. Do you have a question?”


The young woman’s face could not be more crimson. “Yes, I do. Beyond yourself, there’s been very few established wrestling talent that has been employed by BSC. How do you plan on increasing the caliber of wrestling, given your roster's lack of wrestling experience?”



Marilyn nodded her head sagely. “I’m glad you asked, Ms. Vaughn.” I hope you die in a fire. "I am excited to announce that BSC has just secured the services "Miss American Pie" Lora Washington in addition to our previous signing of Candy Floss. They will be assisting in raising the level of wrestling ability in our company - beyond where it already is, that is. No matter what our detractors might claim, our girls have always worked hard to improve and have already improved by leaps and bounds since we opened three years ago. We are simply taking things to the next level. Next?”


“Joy Carradine, Las Vegas Journal-Review. Your product has been called ‘exploitative’, ‘tawdy’, and ‘cheap’, and ‘more softcore pornography than professional wrestling.’ How do you respond to those allegations?”


Marilyn nodded thoughtfully. I could strangle that bitch. “I would respond by saying that is an unfair characterization of BSC. Yes, we do include sexuality as part of our shows. But exploitative? Absolutely not. No one here is here against their will. These are grown women, expressing themselves through - I won’t be modest here, expressing themselves through our artistic medium. Part - not all - of that expression is sexuality. Frankly, I find the accusations of BSC being ‘exploitative’ patronizing and an insult to our workers, suggesting these women are children who are unable to consent to how they wish to be seen. BSC is an organization founded by women, operated by women, starring women. The women of BSC are able to express their sexuality how they wish to be seen. Which is a hell of a lot better than what you’ll find in Hollywood, much less anywhere in Las Vegas. Next question.”


“Robert Ladd, DaSheetz Wrestling Newsletter.” These jackals. They’ve been rumor-mongering and pot-stirring since I first started in this business. “Do you see the expansion and new direction of BSC as a direct challenge to your former business partner Anne Stardust and her Angel Athletic Association?”



Of course you would ask that. “I don’t think it’s any secret that Anne Stardust went from being my partner in the wrestling business, to getting me blackballed from every major promotion based on completely unfounded accusations which I will not deign to repeat, in yet another example of Anne Stardust doing whatever it takes, no matter how reckless or unethical, to remain in the spotlight. Let’s be honest here - AAA, for all their ‘girl power’ rhetoric, was founded as, and remains first and foremost, the Anne Stardust Show. I mean, she had to, after she had unsurprisingly managed to burn all her bridges with the major promotions and they wouldn’t hire her anymore. Credit where credit’s due, most people would have either quit, or maybe taken some time to re-evaluate themselves. Suppose Anne has the drive and the vision to decide that if other people weren't willing to put up with her any more, she’d start her own.”


“Robert Ladd, follow-up question. Do you intend to put AAA out of business?”


Don’t smile don’t smile don’t smile. “Do I intend to do so? No. Do I think it might happen as a result of BSC becoming the premier women’s wrestling organization? It might. Would I be sad if it happened? No. I wouldn’t. I mean, AAA is, has always been, and always will be, Anne’s vanity project, even following her ‘retirement’. She's all over their shows, and she doesn't even get in the ring any more! See, she doesn’t want her girls to succeed too much, to outshine her, so the women she’s promoting as ‘role models’? She cuts them off at the legs if they ever threaten to steal even a little bit of the spotlight. It’s sad, really. She’s at the stage of her career where she could be using her fame and reputation to create the next generation of women in our sports, and instead, it’s all Anne, all the time.



Beyond that, AAA is the organization that barred Viv Jacobs and Corrine White from being part of company, just because they were out lesbians. AAA likes to say they want to present a show where every girl in their audience could see themselves growing up one day to be like their heroines in the ring, but they forgot to add an asterisk - ‘Unless you’re a lesbian, in which case tough luck kid, we don’t want you.’ So, no, I wouldn’t feel bad at all if AAA went out of business. Next question.”


“Woody Wilson, KLVS-TV. You talked about ‘broadening the horizons’ of BSC. Can you be more specific regarding your plans?”


“To a point. Since we’re in negotiations, I can only reveal so much. But I can tell you that we’re in talks with several networks and pay-per-view providers, which would make us the first all-women’s wrestling program on television. Also, with the blessing of our partners here at the Piper Casino, we’re taking our show on the road. BSC will begin touring, and we’re working to secure those venues as we speak. But we plan on weekly shows all up and down the west coast, and into the Great Plains and Texas, all while keeping our monthly shows right here at the Piper Hotel and Casino. In fact, once we’re on the road, we plan on doing some heavy renovations to our home arena here at the Piper. I’ve had a chance to look at some of the proposal drawings, and let me just say - wow.”


All right, I’ve hit my talking points, we’re done here. “I’m sorry, everyone, but I have to close our question and answer session at this time. As you’ve heard, there’s a lot of projects to oversee, which means lots of places to be - but please contact the BSC offices any time if you have further questions. We’d be happy to provide you with any artwork or photographs or even video you might need.”




AAA Headquarters

Tacoma, Washington

September 18, 2009



“Anne, have you seen this?” said Cat Quine, nearly throwing a printout of an article written by Bob Ladd from dasheetz.com across Anne Stardust’s desk.


Anne glanced at the printout. “Yes, Cathy, I have. And?”


Cat blanched. “Anne, BSC all but declared war on us!”


Anne arched an eyebrow. “So?”


“‘So?’ What do you mean, ‘so?’ Anne, they’re talking about running shows on our turf, they’re talking television deals, pay-per-view, building themselves a new arena!”


Anne chuckled. “Good! Good for them.”


Cat blinked. “I’m sorry, Anne, but I must be going out of my mind. I thought I just heard you say you were happy BSC is looking to put us out of business.”


“I am, Cathy.”


Cat stared at Anne. Even after all these years, I still can’t read her unless she wants me to read her. “I’m missing something. Clearly.”


Anne’s look was pure condescension. “Oh, Cathy, I appreciate your desire to defend the company, but we’re going to win this war without lifting a finger.”


Now it was Cat’s turn to cock an eyebrow. “Explain.”


“Cathy, I know you think I’m set in my ways. No, don’t interrupt me, that’s a bad habit of yours. You’ve pressured me repeatedly to run shows outside of the Pacific Northwest and every time I've said no. You know why we don’t, Cathy? Because we’d lose money. When I started AAA we had zero wiggle room. If we didn’t make a profit, we didn’t have enough in the bank to cover our bills. And that would be it, lights out, everyone go home because the men’s promotions don’t want anything but your tits and ass. It took years for us to do much more than break even. It’s only been the past two, three years I’ve been able to build up a cash reserve. And even then, it’s not that much. A bad enough downturn in the economy or the business, we could be done.


Marilyn is as she’s always been - ambitious, but always second-best and aware of it, too. That was the problem when I had to drop her like the ticking time bomb she was and is. She didn’t like that she was getting a smaller cut than I was, but she was putting fewer butts in the seats than me. She was selling less merch. Hell, if I had split our take according to which one of us actually earned it? She’d have made even less than the generous amount she was crying over, because she wasn’t earning everything she got. Plus, the drugs, my god, the drugs. I literally had to haul her out of more hotels than I can count, load her into the car, pull over before she puked all over the car, again…


Anyway, same as then, her ambition makes her stupid and greedy. It’s personal to her - BSC always has been, first and foremost, her way of getting back at me. Or at least trying to do so. I’m sure the fact that we’ve ignored her this long is part of the reason why she’s decided to up her game. She won't be satisfied until everyone, including me, says she's finally managed to outshine me. Marilyn thinks she’s had a few successful years and that makes her a genius.” Anne rolls her eyes.


"One, her audiences don’t give a crap about wrestling. Nobody goes to see BSC to see wrestling. Their audience wouldn’t know the difference between a wristwatch and a wrist lock. Two, she might do okay around Vegas, but as soon as she starts going any further, no one's ever heard about BSC. She’ll rent out halls for a thousand people and get a hundred if she’s lucky. She’ll be counting on television and pay-per-view money to fund the new arena construction and the touring shows, but there’s no way any network or provider picks BSC up. So, we don’t do anything. Maybe we offer a polite rebuttal, say ‘we wish Marilyn and BSC luck in their future endeavors’, some nonsense like that. And then we watch them alienate their pimply-faced horndog audiences while spending themselves into oblivion.”


Cat found herself nodding. “I have to be honest, Anne. After the shots Marilyn fired at us, I thought you’d be out for blood.”


Anne smiled. That’s a ‘lioness spotting a wounded gazelle’ smile, thought Cat. “Oh, Cathy. I am out for blood. I will dance over BSC’s grave and piss on its ashes. Right now, though, I’m not going to do a damn thing, because there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your enemies defeat themselves.”




OOC: Thanks to DarEatsWorld for his selection of the start of the BSC-AAA war for this interlude as his prediction contest prize!

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Oh Anne, you had me at "I will dance over BSC’s grave and piss on its ashes."


It is strange how happy seeing the gold of BSC makes me, and I really enjoyed this. It's a good take on the first real threat to AAA, which makes me wonder what the relationship is like with QAW, who actually have their act together. :D

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<p>Laura Flame Interview & Midwest Mayhem III Prediction Contest</p><p> </p><p> <em>From Bow Down to the Queens, a blog dedicated to women’s wrestling:</em></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Burning Desire: An Interview with Laura Flame</strong></p><p><strong> May 9, 2016</strong></p><p><strong> by Carlotta Vaughn, Editorista</strong></p><p> </p><p> The Cat Quine era of the Angel Athletic Association is coming up on six months now, and though Quine has had strong influence backstage as the booker for the promotion for several years leading up to Anne Stardust’s retirement, Quine now answers only to herself. Press statements indicated Quine was looking to add fresh talent to the roster from places other than big league castoffs and Cat’s Lair graduates, and almost immediately after taking full ownership in January 2016, Quine kept her word with the hire of indie sensation Laura Flame. I had the opportunity to talk to the hot young prospect, and I have to tell you folks - in five years or less, she’ll be too big a deal to be talking to blogesses like yours truly. Click on the link for audio, or continue reading for the transcription of our conversation.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Carlotta Vaughn</strong>: Laura, thanks for taking some time to talk with us.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/A4UQJDM.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p> <strong>Laura Flame</strong>: You’re the first people to interview me since I signed with AAA! It’s very exciting.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: No way, really?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: Seriously. I mean, I’ve gotten a quote or two into articles written about indie shows I’ve been on, but this is my first real interview. So, make sure you edit out all the “ums” and “ahs” and “you knows”, okay? [<em>laughs</em>]</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: Oh, believe me, we will - I have to make sure I edit out me doing that ALL THE TIME. So, let’s get down to the basic stats. How old are you, where are you from, and unless you have the most awesome real last name in the world, how did you pick your ring name?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: Sadly, I’m not <em>that</em> awesome. I was born Lauren Stamille-Richards on Staten Island, New York City, twenty-three years ago. Yes, I’m a half-Italian princess from the forgotten borough, and no, I don’t know anyone in the Wu-Tang Clan - though if anyone wants to hook me up, I’m all for it! [<em>laughs</em>]. I decided to choose a ring name because “Stamille-Richards” is kind of a mouthful. I picked “Flame” as a kind of tribute to the man who trained me - John Pathlow.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: For those who don’t follow Japanese wrestling, Pathlow is best known as “Hell Monkey” in World Level Wrestling - now going under the name “Reaver”, having lost his mask against Emerald Angel in a match of the year candidate.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: So "Flame" is a reference to Hell Monkey and John's "Hell Fire Kick" finisher. You know, John’s family is actually friends of my family.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: No way.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: It’s true! John’s from Brooklyn, so just a short ferry trip and then a subway ride away.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: How did you decide to get into wrestling?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: I wasn’t going to get into wrestling at all, at first. I’ve always been into martial arts, since I was a kid. I earned a black belt in karate by the time I graduated high school, and I had already started getting into kickboxing. Before I graduated from college, I got my certification to train kickboxing. I was thinking maybe I’d go into MMA.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: You’re already certified to train people kickboxing, at age 23?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: What can I say? If I want something, I go get it.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: You said you were thinking about getting into MMA, but clearly, you’ve gone the professional wrestling route instead. What took you down that path?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: Honestly, not getting punched in the head for real until I go unconscious is a major benefit of professional wrestling [<em>laughs</em>]. I mean...outside of a very few huge names, women’s MMA is still very much considered to be second-class. I could go and give myself brain damage for years for peanuts, or I could do pro wrestling and still make peanuts but not wreck myself in the same way. Honestly, though, I think John’s the biggest reason. He came over to my parents’ house whenever he’d be back in town, between tours of Japan. He used to see the pictures my parents hung of me in my gi, and he’d make a big deal out of it for me, he’d ask me all about it and of course, little me was super excited to tell him all about it. As I got older, he asked me if I was still doing the karate thing, and I told him I was along with the kickboxing. He asked me if I would be interested in professional wrestling, and I thought, well, why not? Uncle John’s a cool guy [<em>laughs</em>].</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: You’re a much nicer person than the character you play.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: I hope that’s true of most people in the business!</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: If I had to define your character so far, in the short amount of time you’ve been around, I’d sum it up with...well…</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: You’re looking for the old “witch with a b”, aren’t you?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: [laughs] I mean, yeah, pretty much!</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: I mean, look. I’m aware that I have RBF.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: RBF?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: Yeah, Resting ***** Face. [<em>laughs</em>] </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/A4UQJDM.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p> No, no, don’t try to tell me I don’t! I know I do, and honestly, I’m more than fine with it. Believe me, it means I get hit on a <em>whole</em> lot less than I would otherwise, which means I only have to tell the most persistent creepers that I can crush their larynx with a single punch if they don’t stop annoying me. And you know, because I always look like I’m pissy, we figured, why not just run with it as a character thing? Easier to let water flow downhill than push it uphill, you know? And it’s more to work with than my “Red Hot” gimmick in the indies - I mean, that’s not even really a character, that’s just a nickname. But honestly, I’m not really that much like my character. There’s just little bits of me, cranked up to eleven. Ask anyone, I’m a very nice person. And if they say otherwise, I’ll break their face [<em>laughs</em>].</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: [<em>laughs</em>] You say that and I know you’re joking, but people in the wrestling business have seriously said things like that! You hear backstage horror stories all the time. DaSheetz is basically half stories about people being terrible to each other.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: I mean, you hear the stories, but honestly, the AAA locker room is amazing. I think I’m spoiled, having this as my first locker room. And I’m not just saying that because they sign my checks. They’d have to pay me a lot more for me to make something like that up! I mean, everyone is cool with everyone. More than that, everyone is supportive of one another. There’s no cliques, and we do fun things like video game tournaments. Ellie May Walton decided to adopt an Alaskan husky puppy when we went up there for The Lass Frontier, and she brought it to the show. Many selfies with the puppy went up on Instantgram that day!</p><p> </p><p> Overall, though, I think the tone for the locker room is really set by Cherry Bomb. She’s our leader backstage - Cat’s there, but with her doing commentary and being the one who has to sign off on all the production details, it’s Cherry that runs the backstage. She’s essentially the road agent for our matches, and unless she’s on camera, she’s in the gorilla position for the whole show. She’s been in the big leagues over at USPW, and she just brings a kind of professionalism, but she’s also a big believer in what we do as an organization - providing a place where women can wrestle and be more than just eye candy or catty, jealous harpies.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: You mentioned USPW. Do you hold any aspirations to join one of the national companies?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: Hmm. Well, I’d definitely be interested in it one day. Professional wrestling definitely is not paying my bills at present. An organization like USPW would offer a lot of money, and that’s not something you just pass on. That’s not to say that it’s something that I am actively working towards. I mean, I’m not relying on professional wrestling as my only dream. I have an exercise physiology degree from Columbia. I am a minority partner in a gym back on Staten Island, where I teach kickboxing. Right now, I’m learning the business among some incredibly talented women, and my focus is on trying to be the best performer I can be in AAA. I mean, I’ve worked the indies for six to eight months, and I’ve been in AAA for less than six months. It’s not like I’m coming up on USPW’s radar any time soon!</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: Let’s talk about your in-ring work. You’ve mostly wrestled pre-show, but you’ve been making appearances on the main card recently. What’s been your best match, in your opinion?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: First off, let me just say, each time you go out there in front of a live audience, you learn something from the people you are working with. I mean, almost everyone in AAA has more time working in front of crowds than I do.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/5Auj7Hh.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p> That said, I think my best match so far was my first non-preshow match, against Jaime Quine at <a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2204268&postcount=54" rel="external nofollow">Save the Last Dance</a> back in March. Jaime’s also got a kickboxing background, and I think our styles are extremely similar because of it. I wouldn’t say we had that elusive “chemistry” that people talk about - I don’t think I’ve experienced that yet - but I think we’re very complimentary.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/gVkOI5G.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p> My other big match so far was with Foxxy LaRue at <a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2209037&postcount=85" rel="external nofollow">The Lass Frontier</a> last month. Foxxy’s fun - she’s got this really great, straightforward, smash-mouth style. I’m very excited that I’m going to have an opportunity to work with her again at the next show, Midwest Mayhem.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>CV</strong>: I know I’m looking forward to that show, top to bottom. And as always, we love it when our readers make their predictions as replies to this article. Laura Flame, thank you so much for your time. I know it’s early, but so far you seem to have all the tools needed for success. We’re looking forward to seeing how your career develops!</p><p> </p><p> <strong>LF</strong>: Thank you. And most of all, thank you for choosing not to make any flame-related puns!</p><p> </p><p> <em><strong>OOC:</strong></em><em> Thanks to theheel for the suggestion of an interview with Laura Flame, in recognition of his tie with DarEatWorld for the last prediction contest. I decided to do a shoot interview with Laura Flame instead of a kayfabe one since she has so little AAA history at this point.</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>**********</strong></p></div><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> <strong>AAA Presents Midwest Mayhem III</strong></p><p><strong> May 16, 2016</strong></p><p><strong> Proctor Speedway</strong></p><p><strong> Proctor, MN</strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pre-Show</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Sarah Taylor vs. Selina Svelte</strong></p><p> </p><p> Selina Svelte put up a good fight against Foxxy LaRue at <a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow">Girls Aloud</a>, but ultimately her desire for vengeance might have clouded her judgment, leading to Foxxy retaining the belt. Svelte will look to get back on track here. Sarah Taylor is a legit talent, who’s been slowly chipping away, improving every match. All she needs is a break. Could a victory over a potentially distracted Svelte be the break Taylor’s been looking for?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>The Princess & the Punk (Christy Higgins & Simony Sentinel) vs. Ellie May Walton & Ariel Breaks</strong></p><p> </p><p> A rematch from the Girls Aloud preshow, which Higgins and Sentinel won. Can Walton and Breaks even up the score? Or are the Princess and the Punk starting to build some momentum - and if they are, how far could it take them?</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Main Card</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson vs. Zoe Ammis & Tracy Brendon</strong></p><p> </p><p> Bobbie McGee requested another match with Ammis and Brendon, thinking that things were fairly even until a sequence of mistakes lead to a loss. She’s switched out her tag partner from Girls Aloud, Steffi Chee, to fellow high-flier Wendy Anderson. Could McGee and Anderson click as a team, given their similar styles? And will the aerial barrage be too much for the decidedly ground-based Ammis and Brendon?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>AAA Top Contender’s Championship Match</strong></p><p><strong> Laura Flame (challenger) vs. Foxxy LaRue (champion)</strong></p><p> </p><p> This is a rematch from The Lass Frontier one month ago. Foxxy’s first title defense ended in a DQ victory, when Laura Flame - having been paid off to injure Foxxy - went to town on the champion with the ring bell. Foxxy, being the fighting champion she is, wants to prove that she can beat Flame in the ring, not on a technicality. Flame, for her part, is a rising young force in AAA, pegged by many as a future champion. Will Foxxy’s pride result in her getting burned by Flame?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Paige Croft vs. Devil’s Daughter</strong></p><p> </p><p> At The Lass Frontier one month ago, Paige Croft intervened to save Jaime Quine from a two-on-one beating at the hands of Devil’s Daughter and Cherry Bomb. Two weeks ago at Girls Aloud, Paige Croft was part of a winning team with Jaime Quine, though it was Jaime who got the pinfall on DD. Given Croft made DD tap with an ankle lock when she interfered with the two-on-one beating a month ago, the Tiny Terminator might have the advantage. That said, DD is already an AAA Hall of Fame member as part of the Wild Times tag team, and the threat of Cherry Bomb is always lurking in the wings…</p><p> </p><p> <strong>The A-List (Demelza Wade & Nadia Snow) vs. Steffi Chee & Carol Singer</strong></p><p> </p><p> The A-List has been showing signs of tension over the last month, particularly inflamed by Snow’s unsuccessful challenge for the Femme Fatale title at Girls Aloud. Steffi Chee is a veteran who’s wrestled all around the world, and she’s bringing an old friend, Carol Singer, to Midwest Mayhem. Given the friction between the A-List, the lack of scouting on Singer, and the immense experience advantage possessed by Chee & Singer, will the A-List’s struggles worsen?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>AAA Femme Fatale Championship Match</strong></p><p><strong> Golden Delicious (challenger) vs. Steph Blake (champion)</strong></p><p> </p><p> The Queen of Mean has racked up three successful title defenses. Of course, in every defense, she’s cheated in some way to earn the victory. The Thunder from Down under, the Golden One, Golden Delicious returned to AAA a month and a half ago with a strong statement of a victory. However, since then, she’s come close to victory but been unable to seal the deal. The talent is there for Golden Delicious, and the tides of luck could turn for her at any moment. Will the Queen of Mean continue her reign of terror? Or will the Golden One add some gold around her waist?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Cherry Bomb vs. Suzanne Brazzle</strong></p><p> </p><p> Suzanne Brazzle won a brutal “I Quit” match against Tracy Brendon a month and a half ago, then just two weeks later faced off against Steph Blake for the Femme Fatale title. The toll the “I Quit” match took on Brazzle’s body was evident in her unsuccessful title challenge. Brazzle rested during Girls Aloud two weeks ago, and is hopefully fully healed. She had better be, because she’s going to take on the powder keg known as Cherry Bomb, who cannot be in a good mood after being on the losing side of a tag match against the target of her obsessive rage, Jaime Quine. Suzanne Brazzle is called the “Miracle Blonde”, but given her skills, her coming off two weeks’ extra rest, and the possibility of Cherry Bomb being distracted by her own anger, it may not be a miracle for Brazzle to take advantage and put herself right back into the Femme Fatale title picture.</p><p> </p><p> Additionally, <strong>Lilith</strong> has promised to make her presence known at Midwest Mayhem. What dark designs does the Mother of Monsters have planned?</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Bonus Questions:</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>1.</strong> Lilith will align herself with another AAA figure at Midwest Mayhem. Who will it be?</p><p> </p><p> <strong>2.</strong> What is Lilith’s gimmick? It’s a standard TEW gimmick, but it’s not Karen Killer’s default gimmick.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>3.</strong> The next AAA Top Contender’s championship match will be set for Babe Blast, two weeks after Midwest Mayhem. Who will be the participants in that match? One point for each correct response.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Tie-Breaker:</strong> The Queen of Mean Steph Blake will cut a promo (yay!). It’ll be her highest rated segment yet. It’ll be rated somewhere between 60 and Cherry Bomb’s AAA record high of 92. What will be the rating of Blake’s promo?</p><p> </p><p> <em>As always, comments, suggestions, and what have you about the diary, the booking, the writing, are greatly appreciated!</em></p></div></blockquote>
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<p>I like the non-kayfabe write-up for Laura. It helps that her character is not as defined as some others (I can imagine Steph Blake acting the same way would have been kind of jarring). Plus I'm a mark for Flame, so that can't be helped. <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p>

Picks for Midwest Mayhem III</p><p>

<strong>Selina Svelte</strong>: Poor Sarah, someday, someone will make you a star.</p><p>

<strong>Princess & the Punk</strong>: Christy and Simony keep getting the push, which I can't disagree with <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p>

<strong>Zoe Ammis & Tracy Brendon</strong>: Maybe there's something there with McGee after all, but Zoe and Tracy are too big of stars to lose this one</p><p>

<strong>Foxxy LaRue</strong>: Ah, a tough one. I could see Laura winning this in a twist, but I think the money match down the road is still Foxxy vs Talia</p><p>

<strong>Paige Croft</strong>: The big question for me is if Lilith will have any say in this match based on my prediction for the first bonus question. At this point in her career, DD is best suited to putting the wrestlers of tomorrow over, so I say she loses here and then the affiliation with Lilith comes.</p><p>

<strong>The A-List</strong>: Carol Singer! I await the arrival of Amy Galaxy to round out this potential stable. <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /> That being said, A-List in dominating fashion, unless something weird is going on here</p><p>

<strong>Steph Blake</strong>: Queen of Mean all day, every day</p><p>

<strong>Cherry Bomb</strong>: Should be a hell of a main event, but I say Cherry by a hair to keep her strong for the feud with Jaime.</p><p> </p><p>

Bonus Questions:</p><p>

1. A lot of possibilities. By the question, I'm assuming this means the person is already on the roster. It's hard to not pick <strong>Devil's Daughter</strong> (I mean she's the daughter of the Devil) but I'm expecting a swerve here nonetheless.</p><p>

2. I'll say <strong>cult leader</strong>. Just seems to be the way this is setting up, though Monster Hunter would be pretty fun. <img alt=";)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/wink.png.686f06e511ee1fbf6bdc7d82f6831e53.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p>

3. Ah, this makes it sound like there will be more than one person in the match. Babe Blast is a big show, so unless someone is debuting, I'll go <strong>Foxxy vs Laura vs Selina</strong> to continue the feud.</p><p>


Quite the range. <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /> Let's go on the high-side and say <strong>85</strong>.</p>

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<p>Sarah Taylor vs <strong>Selina Svelte</strong></p><p>

<em>Coming straight from a match for Top Contender, Selina isn't losing this.</em></p><p><em>


<strong>The Princess & the Punk (Christy Higgins & Simony Sentinel)</strong> vs. Ellie May Walton & Ariel Breaks</p><p>

<em>Following the rule of named tag teams.</em></p><p><em>


Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson vs. <strong>Zoe Ammis & Tracy Brendon</strong></p><p>

<em>I don't know if Amiss and Brendon is a long term tag team, but each individually have a lot more going for them than their opponents here I feel.</em></p><p><em>


Laura Flame (challenger) vs.<strong> Foxxy LaRue (champion)</strong></p><p>

<em>The Top Contender title is a good vehicle to build Foxxy to a credible challenger for Steph Blake. I don't think she's dropping it yet.</em></p><p><em>


<strong>Paige Croft</strong> vs. Devil’s Daughter</p><p>

<em>With Lilith lurking in the wings, I see a strong potential for an irregular result here. I say Paige still wins, but possibly by DQ. I can totally see an interference working too and DD picking up the win, but I'm not sure Paige is enough of a team player to take a loss against DD.</em></p><p><em>


<strong>The A-List (Demelza Wade & Nadia Snow) </strong>vs. Steffi Chee & Carol Singer</p><p>

<em>The hints of disharmony within the A-list might make this a closer affair than it usually would be, but I still see them come through.</em></p><p><em>


Golden Delicious (challenger) vs. <strong>Steph Blake (champion)</strong></p><p>

<em>The champion retains. </em></p><p><em>

</em></p><p> </p><p>

Bonus Questions:</p><p> </p><p>

- I've said before that Lilith *should* align herself with <strong>Devil's Daughter</strong>. That doesn't make it true, but I'll stick with that because it makes sense to me.</p><p> </p><p>

- Cult leader is good shout, but I'll spread out the vote and say <strong>Occult</strong> instead.</p><p> </p><p>

- Wishful thinking perhaps, but I'll say <strong>Foxxy LaRue and Zoe Amiss</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

Tie breaker: 80</p>

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<p>Midwest Mayhem III</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Selina Svelte</strong> - will Sarah be the Barry Horowitz forever?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Princess and Punk</strong> - The P and P Express have momentum</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Zoe and Tracy</strong> - too much potential in both to lose this one</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Paige Croft</strong> - DD hasn't seen much fortune so far is her luck about to change?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>A-List</strong> - might have some drama and spots of one up man ship, but they will get the winners share this week</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Steph Blake</strong> - was surprised to see Goldie in the title match but Blake will retain</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Cherry Bomb</strong> - Does she has one more title run in her?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Tough call on who will be aligned with Lilith. The consensus seems to be Devils Daughter and I get that thinking. But since I'm probably over thinking it, I'll go with DD too. I was thinking someone that hadn't been on the roster that might be more of a monster/brute but sounds like it is someone on the roster.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

I'm going to say Cult Leader </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

I had Zoe picked too as the next challenger for Foxxy LaRue</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

I'm going to say 81</strong></p>

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<p>AAA presents Midwest Mayhem III - May 16, 2016</p><p> </p><p> <strong>AAA Midwest Mayhem III</strong></p><p><strong> </strong><a href="http://proctorspeedway.com/" rel="external nofollow"><strong>Proctor Speedway</strong></a></p><p><strong> </strong><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proctor,_Minnesota" rel="external nofollow"><strong>Proctor, MN</strong></a></p><p><strong> May 16, 2016</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>In the pre-show matches:<p> </p><p> Selina Svelte defeated Sarah Taylor in 5:04 by submission with a Prawn Armlock. (<em>Match rating - 36</em>)</p><p> </p><p> The Princess & the Punk defeated Ariel Breaks and Ellie May Walton in 8:26 when Christy Higgins defeated Ariel Breaks by pinfall with a Florida Upswing. (<em>Match rating - 36</em>)</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/VJqkQW6.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p> “Good evening, I'm Jim Lou Freebush! Welcome everyone to AAA Midwest Mayhem III, coming from you from the Proctor Speedway, just a stone’s throw from Duluth, Minnesota! Normally, this racetrack hosts white-knuckle racing action, but tonight it’s host to high-octane, outdoor AAA wrestling action in front of 914 fans on the road to Women of Wrestling, just a month and a half away! Calling tonight’s action with me is three-time Femme Fatale champion and AAA Hall of Fame member, Cat Quine.”</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/kEkUwNO.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p> “Jim, tonight’s matches have plenty of horsepower. We’ll be seeing the scintillating Paige Croft in action against Devil’s Daughter. Foxxy LaRue defends her Top Contender’s title against the rising Laura Flame. The Queen of Mean, Steph Blake, will defend her Femme Fatale title against the Thunder from Down Under, Golden Delicious. And we’re looking forward to the explosions that are sure to happen when the Miracle Blonde, Suzanne Brazzle, faces off against Cherry Bomb.”</p><p> </p><p> “A stacked card for sure. We’re kicking off the action tonight with the high-flying team of Bobbie McGee and Wendy Anderson taking on dangerous and devious Zoe Ammis and Tracy Brendon!”</p><p> </p><p> <div style="border: solid 5px #000000;"></p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p></p><span>http://i.imgur.com/Y4lKwTx.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/PVM1Kw9.jpg</span><strong> vs. </strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/RkMOrtI.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/57sF3YA.jpg</span><p><strong> </strong><strong><span style="font-size:12px;"></span></strong></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson vs. Zoe Ammis & Tracy Brendon</strong></div><strong></strong></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Bobbie McGee, despite a series of painful losses, continues to look for a winning combination. It is probably not a winning decision, however, to try to get that first victory over Zoe Ammis and Tracy Brendon. McGee tries to keep the tempo up, but Ammis’ ring awareness ensures the speed and acrobatics of McGee are ineffective. McGee tags Anderson in, and Ammis tags in Brendon. A similar approach by Anderson against Brendon proves similarly ineffective, and Brendon’s brute force responses to Anderson leaving her vertical base results in Anderson tagging McGee back in. McGee lands a solid dropkick, sending Brendon into her corner. Ammis, showing her veteran tag experience, makes a blind tag. McGee monkey flips Brendon out of the corner and turns to face Brendon. This confusion allows Ammis to nail her Double Cross backstabber on McGee and make the cover. Anderson rushes into the ring to prevent the three, but Brendon chop blocks her, ensuring Ammis gets the three (</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em>Tracy Brendon and Zoe Ammis defeated Bobbie McGee and Wendy Anderson in 9:54 when Zoe Ammis defeated Bobbie McGee by pinfall with a Double Cross. Match rating - 53</em></div><div style="margin-left:25px;">).</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><div style="text-align:center;"><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">WINNERS, BY PINFALL: ZOE AMMIS & TRACY BRENDON</span></strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><span>http://i.imgur.com/RkMOrtI.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/57sF3YA.jpg</span><div style="margin-left:25px;">]</div></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></DIV><p> </p><p> “A hard-fought match, but Bobbie’s lack of experience winds up costing her dearly, Cat.”</p><p> </p><p> “Absolutely, Jim. But, against my better judgment, let’s give credit where credit is due. Zoe Ammis proved she’s got great ring awareness with that blind tag. Brendon’s years of tag experience put her in a perfect position to stop Anderson’s attempt to break up the pin. Another solid victory for Ammis and Brendon.”</p><p> </p><p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AMJvU4dVukE" rel="external nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/embed/AMJvU4dVukE"</a> frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p><p> </p><p> An up-tempo clatter of cymbals heralds the appearance of Laura Flame. “Looks like we’re not wasting any time getting to our first championship match of the night, Cat!”</p><p> </p><p> Laura Flame’s look of arrogant disdain earns her no favors from the crowd, who boo her. Flame rolls her eyes, and over the music, says to a cluster of audience members, “Well, who cares what you think, anyway?” She gets in the ring, eyes focused on the tunnel where her opponent will soon emerge.</p><p> </p><p> Laura doesn’t have to wait very long, as the </p><div class="ipsEmbeddedVideo"><div><iframe width="200" height="113" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/OjpRDmXoyMk?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" title="WWE:"></iframe></div></div> of Top Contender champion Foxxy LaRue erupts. The crowd cheers for her appearance. She takes in the crowd’s love, and then, as is becoming her trademark, she starts talking on the way to the ring.<p> </p><p> <div style="border: solid 5px #7A378B;"></p><p> </p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em>On the way to the ring at AAA Midwest Mayhem III</em></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/gVkOI5G.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> “What’s up, Minnesota? It’s Foxxy, baby!” The crowd pops for the charismatic champion. “Now, Laura Flame, lemme holla at ya for a second. </div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2209037&postcount=85" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2209037&postcount=85" rel="external nofollow">One month ago</a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2209037&postcount=85" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;">, you rumbled with Foxxy for this, “ Foxxy says, pointing to the Top Contender’s belt around her waist. “But turns out, that wasn’t what you wanted at all. No, you got paid to soften up Foxxy for Selina Svelte.” Foxxy steps through the ropes. “I think you owe Selina a refund, girl, because Foxxy is still the champion, is still the boss lady of A-A-A! Speaking of pay back, Foxxy owes you some, girl, with interest!” Foxxy drops the mic, and without taking off her belt, spear tackles Laura Flame and immediately sets up on top of her, fists flying.</div><p> </DIV></p><p> </p><p> “Oh my!” exclaims Cat. “Looks like Foxxy isn’t waiting to get this one going!”</p><p> </p><p> <div style="border: solid 5px #000000;"></p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="font-size:12px;"></span></strong></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>AAA TOP CONTENDER’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH</strong></div><strong></strong><p><strong><span style="font-size:12px;"></span></strong></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> </strong></div><strong></strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/ETEkY6f.jpg</span><p><strong></strong></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> </strong></div><strong></strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/A4UQJDM.jpg</span><strong></strong><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> vs. </strong></div><strong></strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/gVkOI5G.jpg</span><p><strong></strong></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> </strong></div><strong></strong><strong></strong><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Laura Flame (challenger) vs. Foxxy LaRue (champion)</span></strong></div><strong></strong></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Foxxy has the obvious upper hand as the referee hurriedly signals to ring the bell, but Flame’s MMA training kicks in. Flame gets her arms up to block Foxxy’s fists, and manages to roll Foxxy over so now Flame’s on top, showering blows on Foxxy. The opening exchange sets the ton for the rest of the match, which features a lot of striking - fists, feet, elbows, arms, headbutts, you name it. A spinning back elbow dazes Foxxy, but she’s able to catch Flame’s follow-up kick and turn it into a massive capture suplex. Flame gets to her hands and knees, which is unfortunately the perfect position for Foxxy to hit her running dropkick to the skull Foxxy calls the “Flash Head Kick”. The sound of the Flash Head Kick connecting echoes off the the racetrack barriers, resulting in an audible gasp from the crowd. Which is why there’s no surprise when Foxxy covers Flame and gets the three-count. (</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em>Foxxy LaRue defeated Laura Flame in 10:23 by pinfall with a Flash Head Kick. Foxxy LaRue makes defence number 3 of her AAA Top Contender's title. Match rating - 50</em></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em>)</em></em></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><div style="text-align:center;"><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">WINNER, BY PINFALL, AND STILL TOP CONTENDER CHAMPION: FOXXY LARUE</span></strong></em></em></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><span>http://i.imgur.com/ETEkY6f.jpg</span><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><span>http://i.imgur.com/gVkOI5G.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></DIV></em></em><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> Laura Flame stirs after a few seconds, shaking the cobwebs off. The referee gives Foxxy the belt, which she displays to the crowd. Flame, her face even more sour than usual, rolls out of the ring and stomps down the entrance tunnel. “Well, Cat, Laura Flame might not have liked the outcome of the match, but these people sure did!”</em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> “Definitely, Jim. Laura Flame spoiled Foxxy’s first title defense with her mercenary attack. I think Foxxy’s made a statement that she is </em></em><em><em><strong>not</strong></em></em><em><em> a woman you want to mess with.” Cat holds her earpiece. “I’m being told Laura Flame and Selina Svelte have grabbed one of our camera operators on their way to see Cat Jemson. We don’t know why, yet, but you have to assume they’re up to no good.”</em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #7A378B;"></em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em><em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>Backstage at AAA Midwest Mayhem III</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/2grrL5B.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> Cat Jemson is furiously wiping a dangerously-tall stiletto-heeled shoe. “Stupid hillbillies, stupid dirt racetrack. I can’t </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em><em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>believe</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> we would do a show in a dump like this!” The crowd, watching this on video projectors, boos Jemson’s abuse. “These shoes cost more than these yokels make in a month, and look at them, ruined with mud!” The crowd lets out a little cheer of schadenfreude. Laura Flame and Selina Svelte step into frame, and Cat rolls her eyes. “What do you two want? Can’t you see I’m busy?”</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/A4UQJDM.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/3vdoMpU.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> Flame gives Jemson a withering look, but before she can say anything, Svelte cuts her off. “Listen, Cat - “</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> “That’s ‘</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em><em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>General Manager Jemson</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em>’, Selina.”</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> Flame’s entire body radiates exasperation, but Selina puts on a smile. “Yes, of course, General Manager Jemson.”</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> “That’s better. What do you want?”</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> “What we want is Foxxy LaRue,” barks Flame, unable to remain silent any longer.</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> Cat looks them up and down. “Got to be honest, ladies, based on the results of the </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2209037&postcount=85" rel="external nofollow"><em><em></em></em></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2209037&postcount=85" rel="external nofollow"><em><em>last</em></em></a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2209037&postcount=85" rel="external nofollow"><em><em></em></em></a><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em></em></em></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em>few</em></em></a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em></em></em></a><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> events we’ve held, you’ve already gotten plenty of Foxxy LaRue. Mostly upside your heads.”</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> Flame’s eyes light up with anger, but Svelte grabs her arm. “Yes, it’s true that Laura and I have both come up short - just slightly short - against Foxxy recently. But can you blame us? She’s reckless, out of control! First thing she did was deliberately inflict serious injury on Talia, just so she could take her title. She attacks people before the bell. Cat, she - “</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> “</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em><em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>General Manager Jemson</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em>,” Jemson reminds her. Selina takes a deep breath, exhales and begins again.</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> “Yes, General Manager Jemson. What we’re saying is, Foxxy LaRue has only been successful because she unfairly tilts the odds in her favor. So, as a way of making things fair, we request a three-way match at Babe Blast two weeks from now, for Foxxy’s Top Contender’s title.”</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> The crowd lustily boos, but Jemson looks thoughtful. “You know, I have been meaning to get across a point to Foxxy LaRue. The point being, she is most certainly </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><strong>not</strong></em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> the boss lady of AAA. </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em><em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>I</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> am the boss lady of AAA! And to prove that to Foxxy, I’m booking the match. Foxxy LaRue versus Selina Svelte versus Laura Flame for the Top Contender’s title two weeks from now at Babe Blast!” Selina grins widely, and even Flame seems to be frowning less than usual. Jemson stares at the two for a while, then say, “Now, unless you have a trick for getting mud stains off designer heels, I have important things to do. Go on, shoo!” Flame shrugs, and the women walk away. (</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em><em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>Angle rating - 39</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em>)</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em></DIV></em></em><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> “Fair? What in the world would Cat Jemson know about fair?” shouts Cat Quine. “There’s nothing fair setting up that match! It’s essentially a two-on-one handicap match! Are there no depths to which that harpy will not sink?”</em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> “A very steep hill for Foxxy LaRue to climb, Cat,” agrees Freebush. “Coming up next, we’re expecting Devil’s Daughter to take on Paige Croft, but I’m being told there’s a commotion going on with DD in the back. We’ll take you back there.</em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #7A378B;"></em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em><em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>Backstage at AAA Midwest Mayhem III</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Dw8k489.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/Ij4JV2X.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> “I said, I’m finished with you!” Cherry Bomb grabs Devil’s Daughter, slamming her against the wall, her feet several inches off the ground. “You’ve always been dead weight, haven’t you? Wild Times was Vixxen and the load she carried around, Devil’s Daughter. Look at you! Before I took you under my wing, what were you doing? Nothing! Actually, no, I take that back. You were losing. I thought you might be able to learn something, but clearly, I was mistaken. You were losing, because you’re a loser. Everything you’ve ever accomplished, it was because someone else carried you there. I’m not going to carry anyone, especially after our </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em></em></em></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em>last match</em></em></a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em></em></em></a><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em>. So you back off and you leave me the hell alone! You got it, freak?”</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> Devil’s Daughter hisses in Cherry’s face. Cherry looks at her in utter disgust, and lets go. She turns tromps away. Devil’s Daughter watches Cherry go, and her face drops out of a snarl. She hangs her head, and then without warning, flips a nearby catering table. Glass shatters, silverware clangs, and food winds up everywhere. Looking around, Devil’s Daughter quickly retreats amongst the glares of the backstage crew. (</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em><em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>Angle rating - 61</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em>)</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em></DIV></em></em><p><em><em> “Listen, I’m no fan of Devil’s Daughter,” says Cat, “but that was uncalled for on the part of Cherry Bomb. It’s true, Devil’s Daughter did take the loss tagging with Cherry against Paige Croft and my step-sister Jaime at Girls Aloud two weeks ago. But tag teams win or lose as a team. Honestly, I think Cherry’s just angry that she’s officially in the loss column for the first time this year.”</em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> “You may be right, Cat, but that confrontation couldn’t have come at a worse time for Devil’s Daughter. She’s got a match right now against Paige Croft, and - based on the music I’m hearing - Paige is ready to get things underway right now!”</em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #000000;"></em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/F4Wr0uD.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/Ij4JV2X.jpg</span><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Paige Croft vs. Devil’s Daughter</span></strong></em></em></div><em><em></em></em></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> It’s obvious that Devil’s Daughter isn’t thinking clearly as this one gets underway - a dangerous state of mind when squaring off against AAA’s Tiny Terminator, Paige Croft. That said, a palpable rage is evident as DD eschews any kind of finesse or art in her attacks, instead trying to bury Paige Croft under a flurry of haymakers, boots to gut, hair pulls, eye gouges and driving Croft’s face into the turnbuckles. Her offense is punctuated by low, guttural growls and banshee-like screams.</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> Not used to opponents attacking her with this kind of fearlessness, Croft’s size disadvantage and lack of psychological intimidation means that she’s on defense for most of the first few minutes of the match. Soon, however, the initial burst of angry energy in DD begins to ebb, and Croft starts taking over. At first, she’s mostly reversing DD’s increasingly wild offense. Then she begins to dismantle DD, turning haymakers into cross armbreakers, sending DD to the ground with leg sweeps when she misses clotheslines. DD tries to turn the tide again with a dropkick from the second rope, but Croft has it well-scouted. Grabbing DD’s legs as she sails through the air, Croft transitions from a near-powerbomb into her Memphis Deathlock submission hold. DD is close to the ropes, but Croft has the hold in tight and sits back, contorting DD’s back in an almost gruesome position. With a look of equal parts misery, frustration, pain, and hate, DD taps out to end the match. (</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em><em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>Paige Croft defeated Devil's Daughter in 10:58 by submission. Match rating - 50</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><em><em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em>)</em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">WINNER, BY SUBMISSION: PAIGE CROFT</span></strong></em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/F4Wr0uD.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em> </em></em></div><em><em></em></em><em><em></DIV></em></em><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> When the bell rings, Croft releases the hold. Devil’s Daughter rolls out of the ring and limps her way to the back. “I’m sure Devil’s Daughter wouldn’t want us to make excuses for her,” says Cat, “but you have to think her head wasn’t fully there for this match. Paige Croft is no one to be trifled with under the best circumstances. After that, frankly, violent rejection from Cherry Bomb...well, Jim, I think DD did the best she could under the circumstances.”</em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> “Speaking of Devil’s Daughter, Cat, a camera operated followed her backstage after the match. I’m being told, rather insistently, that we need to see the footage.”</em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> Cat tries not to look concerned, but does a poor job at hiding it. “Absolutely, Jim, let’s see that footage.”</em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #7A378B;"></em></em></p><p><em><em> </em></em></p><p><em><em><em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em>Backstage at AAA Midwest Mayhem III</em></em></em></div><em><em><em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Ij4JV2X.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Devil’s Daughter enters what looks like a garage currently not in use at the Speedway. The camera follows her inside. A single, weak overhead light provides the only illumination in the room. Devil’s Daughter screams, a cry of primal rage, then drops to her knees. She tries to hold back tears, mostly - but not fully - succeeding.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> A voice from the darkness speaks. “I have heard my one of my children calling, and so, I come.”</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/fVVoDMS.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Lilith steps forward, behind Devil’s Daughter. Lilith’s black robes blend into the shadows beyond the single source of light in the room, making it appear almost as if her chalk-white face and hands are floating in the darkness.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> “They think I’m a freak!” spits Devil’s Daughter. “At least Cherry had the courage to say it to me. The rest of them, they talk about me behind my back. They whisper about me, they laugh about me. I know they do!”</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> “My child, have you considered whether they are correct?”</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Devil’s Daughter raises her head, eyes blazing. “What did you say?”</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Lilith coos, softly. “My girl, my dear sweet girl. You think I mean to insult you? No. I pay you a great compliment. You </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong>are</strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> a freak - because you are anything but normal. Such as it always is with people who fear greatness. Who fear power. They seek to drag you down, to be like them, to be...only human.” Lilith’s lip curls in disgust. “They fear what they cannot control. They will call you a monster. I am the Mother of Monsters, my child. I have heard your cries of anger and frustration, and you have summoned me forth from the darkness.”</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Devil’s Daughter sniffles. “I...I want them to pay.”</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Lilith laughs, a low bass rumble that echoes against the metal walls of the empty garage. “Oh, my girl, my darling child. There no wrath like that of a mother. They will pay, and we will revel in their tears. Now, </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong>you!</strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>” Lilith points directly at the camera. “Did you think I did not know you were there, that I did not sense your presence? Do you take me for a fool?” The frame trembles. “I am no fool. I am legend. I am myth. And I have allowed you to see this because I </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong>wanted</strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> this to be seen! This is my warning - though no amount of warning will protect any of you from the oncoming flood, and we will laugh until tears stream down face as you all drown. Go, and show the world what I have promised!” Lilith steps back into the shadows. The camera operator takes a few steps back, clearly not wanting to turn their back on the Mother of Monsters, and then breaks out into a run, not bothering to turn the camera off. (</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>Angle rating - 47</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>)</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></DIV></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> Cat is holding her head with her right hand when the footage ends, as if she’s developing a headache. Finally, she speaks. “Jim, this is...this is bad.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> Freebush nods. “I am with you 100% on that, Cat. We now know Devil’s Daughter is the child Lilith has spoken about.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “</em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em>A</em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em> child,” Cat interjects. “Jim...what if there are others?”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> Jim exhales deeply. “A possibility, but not one I want to contemplate for too long, Cat.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> The </em></em></em></em></p><div class="ipsEmbeddedVideo"><div><iframe width="200" height="150" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/VbrfXDFuzu0?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" title="The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream - Cherub Rock"></iframe></div></div><em><em><em><em> heralding the arrival of the A-List plays through the raceway’s speakers. “Oh thank God. Jim, I never thought I’d say this, but for once I am thrilled to see the A-List,” says Cat. “Of course, I suspect I’ll regret having said that I’m happy to see The A-List within a minute or two.”</em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #7A378B;"></em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>In the Ring at AAA Midwest Mayhem III</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/yitWntj.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Steffi Chee and Carol Singer, the A-List’s opponents for the night, are already in the ring. Nadia Snow grabs a microphone as the A-List enter the ring. </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/AWOWtpe.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/VcZ3dx5.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> “Cut the music, I have something to say!” Nadia yells at the production staff. The boos rising from the crowd suggest the audience does not particularly care to hear whatever it is that Snow wants to say. “Now, </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em>two weeks ago</em></em></em></em></a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></a><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>, General Manager Jemson graciously gave me an opportunity to win the Femme Fatale title. And...I blew it. I admit it, you jackals, are you happy?” A slight cheer suggests the audience is happy about Snow’s loss. “Oh, shut up. Just like a bunch of pathetic backwoods losers to find joy in the suffering of people who effortly exude class. As I was saying, two weeks ago I failed to bring home the belt, and no one - no one - accessorizes better than the A-List. And having thought about it these past two weeks, I realize...I owe an apology.” The crowd cheers the idea of the A-Lister showing even the slightest bit of humility.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> “No, not to you mouth breathers!” Nadia snaps. “You should be apologizing to me for even existing! No, I owe my good friend, my loyal tag team partner, Demelza Wade, an apology.” The crowd boos, but Wade grins. “Demelza, I’m sorry I came up short. I should have given you that title shot.”</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Demelza nods slightly, then holds out her arms. Snow hugs her, and after, Wade takes the mic. “Nadia, oh Nadia. How can I stay mad at you? I mean, we’re a double act - we’re essentially a sister act. It’s true, I should have had that title shot, especially considering you didn’t get the win. But let’s let bygones be bygones. Oh, and let’s wreck these C-Listers while we’re at it.” Wade and Snow land sucker punches on Carol Singer and Steffi Chee, and with the ring of the bell, the match begins.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></DIV></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #000000;"></em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/yitWntj.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/UU290zR.jpg</span><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong>vs. </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/AWOWtpe.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/VcZ3dx5.jpg</span><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong> </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Steffi Chee & Carol Singer vs. The A-List (Demelza Wade & Nadia Snow)</span></strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Whatever tensions had been pulling the A-List apart prior to this week seem to be resolved in this bout. Chee and Singer may have the experience advantage, but the A-List’s seven years of teamwork provides a far more pertinent advantage to Wade and Snow. For perhaps the first time in 2016, the full potential of the A-List is on display, almost like a dance in its grace - though also, with an undeniable brutality. Especially given the sucker punches before the match officially began, Chee and Singer never have a chance to get out of the gates. Singer eats the pin following a SuperStar Kick from Demelza Wade, which spins her directly into Nadia Snow, who lands a vicious Snow Plow for the three-count in a dominating fashion. (</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>The A-List defeated Carol Singer and Steffi Chee in 5:59 when Nadia Snow defeated Carol Singer by pinfall with a Snow Plow. Match rating - 50</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>)</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">WINNERS, BY PINFALL: THE A-LIST</span></strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/AWOWtpe.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/VcZ3dx5.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></DIV></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “An impressive win by the A-List, Cat.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “Definitely, Jim. I may not </em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em>like</em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em> the A-List. And given that they are vain, shallow people, it’s easy to dismiss them. But tonight was a perfect reminder that - for all their vanity - they are both incredibly talented individuals, and when they’re on the same page, potentially the single most dangerous team in AAA.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> The strains of </em></em></em></em></p><div class="ipsEmbeddedVideo"><div><iframe width="200" height="150" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xc1lu-WU3hI?start=28&feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" title="Macho Man Randy Savage WWE Theme"></iframe></div></div><em><em><em><em> erupt over the raceway’s speakers. “Speaking of other people who are egomaniacs but also very talented,” Cat begrudgingly admits, “It appears we are about to be ‘graced’ by the presence of the AAA Femme Fatale Champion, the Queen of Mean, Steph Blake. Who...aw man. Who has a microphone. Honestly, I think she just likes the sound of her own voice.”</em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #7A378B;"></em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>In the ring at AAA Midwest Mayhem III</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/2m3v59w.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Steph Blake scans the grandstand disdainfully. “We suppose you…</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>people</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>...think we know nothing about automobile racing, that we are too good for automobile racing. Are we correct?” Jeers suggest the crowd does believe these things to be true. “Then once again, the unwashed masses are incorrect.” The crowd boos, possibly because they feel like they should have seen the rhetorical trap coming. “We know plenty about racing. It is a sport of kings - or princes, to be more exact. Such as when we attend the Monaco Grand Prix every year as the guest of the Prince. </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>That</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> is racing, that is a noble endeavor. Whereas…</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>this</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>?” Blake gestures to the dirt track of the raceway. “This is a blight, besmirching the good name of racing! You have taken the sport of royalty and have, quite literally, dragged it through the mud! We would ask if you have no shame, but we already know that no, you do not.” Not everyone in the grandstand is a racing fan, but pretty much everyone is letting Steph Blake know they are most definitely not a fan of her. “And we know what it is like to sit behind the wheel of a high-performance touring machine, to feel the engine of an Aston-Martin DB5 flow through us - an experience you peasants shall never know.”</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Scattered boos are heard as Blake takes a moment before moving to her next point. “Speaking of high-performance English machines, we defend our Femme Fatale championship title against Golden Delicious tonight. On the positive side of the ledger, Golden Delicious is not an American, which means that she is not automatically incapable of dignity and grace. Unfortunately, she is Australian, perhaps the only people on Earth who might be able to give Americans a run for their money in terms of uncouthness and lack of manners. We do not deny Golden Delicious is a skilled competitor - but it is our duty to ensure this championship belt does not fall into the hands of someone possessing far less dignity than this belt represents. Not only will we not lose our title tonight, but for the sake of the lineage of this belt, the lineage that is perfected in the personage of Steph Blake, we </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>cannot</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> lose our title. So come to our ring, Golden Delicious. Come, our misbegotten colonial subject, and take your rightful place - as yet another humiliated subject of The Queen!” (Angle rating - 76)</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></DIV></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #000000;"></em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">AAA FEMME FATALE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH</span></strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong> </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/mkLIQNG.jpg</span><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong> </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/dmZuyG1.jpg</span><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong> vs. </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/2m3v59w.jpg</span><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong> </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Golden Delicious (challenger) vs. Steph Blake (champion)</span></strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Blake’s words seem to have had an effect on Golden Delicious - though not the effect Blake hoped for, as the Thunder from Down Under takes the attack to the champion in the early going of the match. The Golden One shows the solid grasp of fundamentals she received during her training at the Cat’s Lair dojo, working a technically sound and crisp offense against Blake. Blake’s on her heels, but manages to turn the tide when she is able to reverse a snapmare by grabbing GD’s hair and slamming her head into the mat. Having created a little space, Blake takes full advantage of the situation by laying into Golden Delicious with decidedly inelegant stomps and forearms.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> The next few minutes swing in Blake’s direction, as she seems intent not just on winning, but on punishing Golden Delicious for having the gall to outwrestle the champion. Blake makes full use of five-counts on various, blatant chokes to wear Golden Delicious down and make sure the momentum doesn’t turn back toward the challenger. The crowd wants to see a title change happen, though, and despite Blake’s best efforts, GD manages to power out of a hammerlock Blake is trying to desperately lock in. Once she’s escaped, GD picks up the pace a bit, landing a series of clothelines on Blake, one of which is hard enough to send Blake over the top rope and down to the mats below.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Blake is dazed as the referee begins his ten-count. GD remains in the ring, yelling at Blake to come back into the ring. Blake chooses to take her time, perhaps aware of her champion’s advantage that would allow her to keep her title if she is counted out. However something - perhaps pride - compels Blake to pull herself back onto the ring apron, where she is met by Golden Delicious. Delicious looks like she’s wanting to suplex Blake back into the ring, but this is when it becomes clear Blake was suckering GD in. Blake jams a thumb into GD’s eye, then immediately follows up with a tremendous European uppercut. Stumbling back, GD puts herself into perfect position for Steph Blake to slingshot herself over the top rope and land a devastating DDT. Blake immediately makes the pin, and despite a valiant attempt to kick out by Golden Delicious despite being stunned, Blake takes the victory. (</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>Steph Blake defeated Golden Delicious in 15:37 by pinfall with a Slingshot DDT. Steph Blake makes defence number 4 of her AAA Femme Fatale title. Match rating - 50</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>)</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">WINNER, BY PINFALL, AND STILL AAA FEMME FATALE CHAMPION: STEPH BLAKE</span></strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong> </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong> </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/mkLIQNG.jpg</span><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong> </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/2m3v59w.jpg</span></div><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></DIV></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “Well, I guess we can consider this a step up,” muses Cat.</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “How do you mean?” asks Freebush.</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “Blake actually ended this match using a wrestling move. That’s a step up from whacking someone in the head with a wrench, like she did </em></em></em></em><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em>two weeks ago</em></em></em></em></a><em><em><em><em>.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “That’s true, Cat, but that DDT was set-up by a most certainly illegal thumb to the eye,” counters Jim.</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “That’s why it’s only just one step up, Jim.” Blake is in the ring, elaborately bowing to the crowd, competely disregarding the crowd’s vocal dislike. (</em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em>Angle rating 57</em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em>) “Ugh, and look at Blake. She wins dirty, but acts like she deserves the adulation of our Angels.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “No doubt it was a dirty win, but despite that, Steph Blake retains her championship and so remains the woman who is currently at the pinnacle of AAA.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> The discussion is halted by Cherry Bomb’s </em></em></em></em></p><div class="ipsEmbeddedVideo"><div><iframe width="200" height="150" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/NGGQRJkNutA?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" title="The Runaways - Cherry Bomb lyrics"></iframe></div></div><em><em><em><em>. “You know, Jim, she does hold the belt and that does make her the top woman in this company. I would just advise not saying that too loud if you’re within earshot of this woman, Cherry Bomb. You can never be sure what she’s going to do, but you can be sure that whatever it is, it’ll leave broken bodies in its wake.”</em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #7A378B;"></em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>In the ring at AAA Midwest Mayhem III</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Dw8k489.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Cherry Bomb paces the ring like a wild tiger, microphone in hand. She stops suddenly and stares at the grandstand - almost stares </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>through</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> the grandstand, stock still as a statue. She slowly raises the microphone to her cherry red lips. “I gotta couple ‘a things to get off my chest. And Suzanne Brazzle, you’re just gonna havta to wait until I’ve said what I need to say. I would say no disrespect, but I don’t have any respect for you or for anyone else in that locker room, so I don’t give one good goddamn whether you feel disrespected or not! Don’t worry, I’ll get to you in a little bit, but there’s something else I got to take care of first.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> JAIME QUINE! You listening to me? You better be. You better be listening to every single word that crosses my lips, because this is the only warning you’re gonna get. You and your little - and I do mean little - friend Paige Croft </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em>won yourselves a tag team match</em></em></em></em></a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></a><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> that </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>involved</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Cherry Bomb.” Cherry mock-applauds. “Congratulations. But let’s get something straight. You did </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong>not</strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> defeat Cherry Bomb. You do not deserve the honor of saying you defeated Cherry Bomb, because you did not beat me, Jaime Quine! But you and your stepsister over there on the microphone - yeah, Cat Quine, I’m talking about you, you biased hack of an announcer - you want to go around and say ‘well, Jaime Quine beat Cherry Bomb’ like it means something. Uh-uh! It. Means! </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong>nothing!</strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Jaime Quine, you beat Devil’s Daughter two weeks ago, not me! You have nothing on me! You will </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong>never</strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> have anything on me! I’m the one who has something on you, girl - </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2200904&postcount=6" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2200904&postcount=6" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em>two</em></em></em></em></a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2200904&postcount=6" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></a><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2202937&postcount=31" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2202937&postcount=31" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em>wins</em></em></em></em></a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2202937&postcount=31" rel="external nofollow"><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></a><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>, to be exact.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> But you’re going to keep running your mouth, aren’t you, Jaime Quine? Of course you are, because what else do you got to brag about, beyond being half-related to an overrated has-been? So you’ll take what happened two weeks ago and you’ll pull it and you’ll twist it and you’ll make it seem like you did something that you did not do! You want to tell the world you beat Cherry Bomb? I’ll give you the chance to earn the right to say you did. Jaime Quine - you, me, six weeks from now, at the biggest show of the year, Women of Wrestling! On the biggest stage of them all, Cherry Bomb is going to give you a chance to become something other than Cat’s kid sister. Let’s see if you have the guts to accept.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Now, as for tonight? Suzanne Brazzle! The Miracle Blonde! Unlike Jaime Quine, you’ve been to the top of the mountain! You’ve been Femme Fatale champion! No one does that unless they are the real deal. But Cherry Bomb? Is the realest deal! It is true that Cherry Bomb has not won the Femme Fatale championship. But I was, am, and will forever be the first women’s champion of the world, as awarded to me by no other than Sam Strong himself! Suzanne Brazzle, you won the Femme Fatale title and in doing so proved you were one of the greatest women in the wrestling world - but my title meant that I was the one and only, the single greatest woman in our industry! So you want to prove something tonight, Suzanne? Want to prove you’re not ready to ride off into the sunset? You come get you some of Cherry Bomb, because the Miracle Blonde is going to need a miracle to beat me!” (</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em><strong>Angle rating: 100!</strong></em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>)</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></DIV></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #000000;"></em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Dw8k489.jpg</span><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong>vs.</strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/p39q1H6.jpg</span><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong> </strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Cherry Bomb vs. Suzanne Brazzle</span></strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> The crowd is electric following Cherry Bomb’s intense promo, and Cherry and Brazzle start the match off slowly, using the excitement of the crowd to build anticipation. Cherry Bomb wins an early test of strength, and she basks in a glow of self-satisfaction until Brazzle shows that though she may be less powerful she may be more resourceful by leg-sweeping Cherry’s feet out from under her. The next few minutes of the match are cat-and-mouse as Cherry looks to use her incredible strength to put an early end to this contest, but Brazzle is wily and nimbly escapes any time Cherry looks to be gaining an advantage.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> The momentum shifts to Brazzle when Brazzle dodges a Cherry Bomb avalanche splash in the corner. With the wind taken out of Cherry’s sails, Brazzle starts opening up on offense - well-placed dropkicks, armdrag takeovers, and hip tosses see Cherry start to lose her confident swagger. Brazzle makes several pin attempts, but Cherry powers out at one and two with relative ease. Deciding that no one is unbeatable if they’re unconscious, Brazzle locks in a sleeper hold. Cherry flails her arms, immediately understanding the danger she’s in, and she tucks her chin to try and prevent Brazzle from getting the hold firmly locked on. Nevertheless, Cherry’s knees begin to wobble a bit, and a certain slackness in her body indicates Brazzle’s got at least enough of the hold applied for it to start taking effect. The crowd roars and stomps its feet, calling for Cherry Bomb to tap out, but Cherry refuses. Instead, with a last-ditch burst of adrenaline, Cherry lunges forward toward the ropes. The incredible power of Cherry Bomb allows her to drag Brazzle with her, and the momentum is enough to not only force Brazzle to break the hold, but to send her over the middle rope and out to the mats.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> The referee starts a slow ten count, but even at a lackadaisical pace, Brazzle does not stir until the count of five. Slowly, groggily, she gets to her feet as the referee counts eight. Cherry Bomb, still recovering from the time spent in the sleeper, has retreated to the far corner, seemingly content with a victory by countout. The referee’s count of nine seems to cut through whatever fog Brazzle is in after her tumble to the outside, and Brazzle dives under the bottom rope right as the referee is about to count to ten.</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Both women are showing signs of fatigue as the twenty-minute mark passes. The pace seems to favor Cherry Bomb, whose offense now seems to consist mostly of vicious punches that pummel Brazzle, though Brazzle does manage to evade a few large, looping haymakers that Cherry telegraphs in her exhaustion. Brazzle proves that you can’t keep leaving an opening for a veteran to exploit when manages to counter one such haymaker by quickly going around Cherry and locking in a half-nelson. With great force and quickness, Brazzle bridges backward, unleashing a hellacious half-nelson suplex. Both women seem spent following the move, and the referee counts to seven before Suzanne Brazzle unsteadily climbs to her feet. Seeing Cherry Bomb still down, Brazzle turns to the crowd, signaling for her Miracle Connection lionsault to end the match. Taking a moment to catch her breath, Brazzle runs at the ropes, leaps onto them and then gracefully moonsaults toward the prone Cherry Bomb...who has raised her knees. Brazzle drives her own abdomen hard into Cherry’s knees, looking as if she has knocked her own wind out. On her hands and knees, Brazzle is in perfect position for Cherry Bomb to lock in a double underhook, and the ensuing Cherry Bomb powerbomb is enough to secure Cherry Bomb a hard-fought victory. (</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>Cherry Bomb defeated Suzanne Brazzle in 28:17 by pinfall with a Cherry Bomb. Match rating - 67</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>)</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">WINNER, BY PINFALL: CHERRY BOMB</span></strong></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><span>http://i.imgur.com/Dw8k489.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></DIV></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “My goodness, Cat, what a main event!”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “Absolutely, Jim! The year is still young, but I think you’d have to consider this a match of the year candidate! These two women are long-time veterans, they both have track records of championship-level success. It shouldn’t have been a surprise to any of us that this would be a close match, and that the first woman to make a mistake would be the one who would lose this one.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> <div style="border: solid 5px #7A378B;"></em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>In the ring at AAA Midwest Mayhem</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Dw8k489.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> Panting heavily, Cherry Bomb grabs the microphone again. “You see, Jaime Quine? You see? Not even a Femme Fatale champion can take on Cherry Bomb! Meet me at Women of Wrestling in six weeks, Jaime Quine! Meet me there and meet the same fate you’ve met twice yourself, that Suzanne Brazzle just felt. I am unstoppable Jaime Quine! I am the juggernaut! Face me if you dare, survive if I let you!” She throws down the mic and rolls out of the ring, oblivious to the jeers of those who don’t appreciate her bullying ways - and equally obvious to the cheers of the members of the crowd who appreciate the incredible work they’ve seen tonight. (</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em><em>Angle Rating - 83</em></em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em>)</em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></div><em><em><em><em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em></DIV></em></em></em></em><p><em><em><em><em> “Jim, a great way to cap off another great night of Angel Athletic Association action. We’ve got some more shows coming up, all you Angels out there, and we hope you’ll join us for them.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “That’s right, Cat! Two weeks from now, the Bohler Gymnasium on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, Washington, will host AAA Babe Blast. A month from now, we’ll be returning to the great state of Alaska for The Lass Frontier II. And six weeks from now, the biggest show of the year, Women of Wrestling will take place in the Charlotte Y. Martin Centre in Spokane, Washington. Tickets are still available for all shows, but they’re going fast!”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “Absolutely, Jim. Why shouldn’t they? After all, at Babe Blast, we’ve confirmed we’ll see the boss lady of AAA, Foxxy LaRue, try to fend off not one but two challengers in a three-way dance for her Top Contender’s title. We’ll also see who will step up to answer the open challenge of our tag team champions, Lilly and Rose. No doubt my stepsister Jaime will want to respond to, and perhaps accept, Cherry Bomb’s challenge for a match at Women of Wrestling. Plus, and I shudder to even say it, you have to expect Lilith and her new charge, Devil’s Daughter, will make some kind of an appearance.”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> “All that and more, Cat, two weeks from now at Babe Blast. For tonight, I’m Jim Lou Freebush, and on behalf of my broadcast partner Cat Quine, thank you for joining us from Proctor, Minnesota and good night!”</em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em><strong>Final show score - 66</strong></em></em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><em><em><em><em><strong>**********</strong></em></em></em></em></p></div><p></p><p></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em></p><p><em><em><em><em> </em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em><strong>OOC</strong></em></em></em></em></em><em><em><em><em><em>: Thanks for reading! I'll post the prediction round-ups a little later, but any comments on the show that you might have, I'd love to hear what you have to say! What do you think of the new formatting? Matches are in a black box, promos in a purple box. And what did you think of those matches and promos? I love to hear your thoughts - and I hope you're having as much fun reading as I am writing!</em></em></em></em></em></p>
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<p>AAA Presents Midwest Mayhem III</p><p>

May 16, 2016</p><p>

Proctor Speedway</p><p>

Proctor, MN</p><p> </p><p>

Pre-Show</p><p> </p><p>

Sarah Taylor vs. <strong>Selina Svelte</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Princess & the Punk (Christy Higgins & Simony Sentinel)</strong> vs. Ellie May Walton & Ariel Breaks</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Main Card</p><p> </p><p>

Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson vs. <strong>Zoe Ammis & Tracy Brendon</strong></p><p> </p><p>

AAA Top Contender’s Championship Match</p><p>

Laura Flame (challenger) vs. <strong>Foxxy LaRue (champion)</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Paige Croft</strong> vs. Devil’s Daughter</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The A-List (Demelza Wade & Nadia Snow)</strong> vs. Steffi Chee & Carol Singer</p><p> </p><p>

AAA Femme Fatale Championship Match</p><p>

Golden Delicious (challenger) vs. <strong>Steph Blake (champion)</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Cherry Bomb</strong> vs. Suzanne Brazzle</p><p> </p><p>

Additionally, Lilith has promised to make her presence known at Midwest Mayhem. What dark designs does the Mother of Monsters have planned?</p><p> </p><p>

Bonus Questions:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Lilith will align herself with another AAA figure at Midwest Mayhem. Who will it be? <em>Devil's Daughter was my first thought too.</em></p><p> </p><p>

2. What is Lilith’s gimmick? It’s a standard TEW gimmick, but it’s not Karen Killer’s default gimmick. <strong>Cult Leader is my go to gimmick.</strong></p><p> </p><p>

3. The next AAA Top Contender’s championship match will be set for Babe Blast, two weeks after Midwest Mayhem. Who will be the participants in that match? One point for each correct response. <strong>Foxy LaRue and... I don't really know, Zoe is making more and more sense... my answers are far from original today...</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Tie-Breaker: The Queen of Mean Steph Blake will cut a promo (yay!). It’ll be her highest rated segment yet. It’ll be rated somewhere between 60 and Cherry Bomb’s AAA record high of 92. What will be the rating of Blake’s promo? <strong>84</strong></p>

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<p>AAA Presents Midwest Mayhem III - Prediction Contest Results & Additional Thoughts</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>AAA Presents Midwest Mayhem III</strong></p><p><strong>

May 16, 2016</strong></p><p><strong>

Proctor Speedway</strong></p><p><strong>

Proctor, MN</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pre-Show</span></p><p> </p><p>

Sarah Taylor vs. <strong>Selina Svelte</strong></p><p>

<em>Poor, poor Sarah Taylor. Since the pre-show doesn't really "count" within the canon of the AAA universe, she doesn't have memetic loser status within the storyline confines of AAA. She's basically apprenticing, though she is learning VERY quickly. She may well pull a

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<strong>The Princess & the Punk (Christy Higgins & Simony Sentinel)</strong> vs. Ellie May Walton & Ariel Breaks</p><p>

<em>Another team that isn't seen much on the actual shows for AAA yet, mostly because I want to give them time to gain tag experience. Joanna Silver is an excellent manager, by the way, even if she's terrible at actually wrestling.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Main Card</span></p><p> </p><p>

Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson vs. <strong>Zoe Ammis & Tracy Brendon</strong></p><p>

<em>Another partner, same result for Bobbie McGee, who definitely is looking like a jobber in AAA canon since she's been demolished by Cherry Bomb and beaten twice by Ammis & Brendon. However, turns out McGee and Wendy Anderson have good tag team chemistry, which suddenly makes both McGee and Anderson somewhat more useful than before. As for Ammis & Brendon, these matches have them essentially treading water, storywise. Which is a real waste of potential for both of them. But these wins help them build up momentum, which is helping to establish them as higher-tier heels.</em></p><p> </p><p>

AAA Top Contender’s Championship Match</p><p>

Laura Flame (challenger) vs. <strong>Foxxy LaRue (champion)</strong></p><p>

<em>This one wasn't quite as good as their first title match, but it was still very good. Laura Flame looks like the real deal in my diary. She's got "Very Good" across the board in every skill, both performance and pop. She realy is a "top contender" for rising up to the main event. Foxxy keeps on rolling - I'm not ready to have her drop the title, and conventional booking would suggest that there's money to be had when Talia Quinzel returns from her injury, seeking revenge. The question is whether I want to keep the title on Foxxy until that happens, because that feud is going to be hot even without the title at stake.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Paige Croft</strong> vs. Devil’s Daughter</p><p>

<em>Paige Croft continues to build momentum and popularity - she's quickly turning into my company's #2 face, which I desperately needed following the loss of both Joanne Rodriguez and Sara Marie York to USPW. As for Devil's Daughter, she had to lose this match for storyline purposes. The question becomes, what becomes of DD now that she's been aligned with Lilith, who got such a big build-up prior to debuting?</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The A-List (Demelza Wade & Nadia Snow)</strong> vs. Steffi Chee & Carol Singer</p><p>

<em>You know, I thought maybe I might get some people to bite on the idea that Chee and Singer might pull off a big upset against a divided A-List, which would have led straight down the path of a blow-up between the two. Particularly if Snow would have taken the loss. But my guess is that putting the A-List against Chee and Singer, who was in on a one-night contract, was too huge an upset to imagine it actually happening.</em></p><p> </p><p>

AAA Femme Fatale Championship Match</p><p>

Golden Delicious (challenger) vs. <strong>Steph Blake (champion)</strong></p><p>

<em>The Queen of Mean rolls on. Golden Delicious is absolutely functional, but at best she's a transitional champion at this time. She's already in her mid-30s, so that may be her ceiling. Blake is carving herself a nice little spot as the #2 heel in AAA, following Cherry Bomb. Which is impressive, since Blake doesn't have the residual popularity from being part of USPW like Cherry Bomb has. Blake's been a revelation so far, and now I have to build up some faces that will make the audience very happy when they finally take the belt off the cruel, cheating champion.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Cherry Bomb</strong> vs. Suzanne Brazzle</p><p>

<em>So, Cherry Bomb hit two promos for scores of 83 and 100. That's a thing. That's the thing that helped me pull a show score of 66, which I believe is the best show I've put on so far in this diary. Plus, I believe that's the highest rated match thus far in the diary as well. What I'm saying is, Cherry Bomb is far and away my MVP now that both SMY and J-Ro are gone. In fact, neither of them pulled off what she just pulled off, in terms of promos. By the way, if you're reading Cherry's promos with Stone Cold Steve Austin's voice, you're reading them the right way. As for Brazzle, she's had several very highly rated matches in this diary. It's criminal that I have nothing better for her storyline-wise at the moment. She's not the future of AAA - she's not in age-decline, but she's nearing 40 - but she's absolutely a viable champion and deserves to have something better than just drifting around without a plot.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Bonus Questions:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Lilith will align herself with another AAA figure at Midwest Mayhem. Who will it be? <em>The Mother of Monsters aligned herself with </em><em><strong>Devil's Daughter.</strong></em></p><p> </p><p>

2. What is Lilith’s gimmick? It’s a standard TEW gimmick, but it’s not Karen Killer’s default gimmick. <strong><em>The gimmick is "Mythological Creature"</em></strong><em> - though she's undoubtedly fostering a cult leader mentality, I'm slightly emphasizing her supernatural connections to the </em><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith" rel="external nofollow"><em>Lilith</em></a><em> of demonology.</em></p><p> </p><p>

3. The next AAA Top Contender’s championship match will be set for Babe Blast, two weeks after Midwest Mayhem. Who will be the participants in that match? One point for each correct response. <em>Three points possible - </em><em>[/b]</em><em>Foxxy LaRue vs. Selina Svelte vs. Laura Flame</em>[/b]</p><p> </p><p>

Tie-Breaker: The Queen of Mean Steph Blake will cut a promo (yay!). It’ll be her highest rated segment yet. It’ll be rated somewhere between 60 and Cherry Bomb’s AAA record high of 92. What will be the rating of Blake’s promo? <em>Steph Blake scored a </em><em><strong>76</strong></em><em> - were it not for Cherry Bomb hitting a friggin' ONE HUNDRED, it'd be even more impressive.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Prediction Contest Results</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

DarEatWorld: 8/8 matches, 2/5 bonus, Tiebreaker: 84</p><p>

Doc_Avalanche: 8/8 matches, 2/5 bonus, Tiebreaker: 80</p><p>

<strong>MrWolf101</strong>: 8/8 matches, 4/5 bonus, Tiebreaker: 81</p><p>

theheel: 8/8 matches, 2/5 bonus, Tiebreaker: 85</p><p> </p><p>

Once again, everyone who made a prediction picked the winners of the matches perfectly. I'm not sure if that means my booking makes great sense, or if my booking is predictably boring. So it came down to the bonus questions. Everyone called DD as Lilith's child - she's the most obvious member on roster, and honestly, DD <strong>not</strong> getting aligned with Lilith would be me trying to swerve you all instead of telling a coherent story. No one picked "Mythological Creature" - though the gimmicks selected make great sense and were considered before going with "Mythological Creature".</p><p> </p><p>

The thing that helped Wolf take this one was his correct prediction of the three-way dance at Babe Blast between Foxxy, Laura, and Selina. Let me also say that I love everyone picked Blake to score higher than she did. This, I think, is the sign of how much you all have been enjoying her promo work <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Other Thoughts</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

Hopefully, the changes made to the formatting are helpful to you all as readers. I thought it might be a good way to separate out matches and promos a little easier, while adding a bit of color. Also, avoiding quote boxes, which are hard to read. That said, it's a trial run, so let me know if it's not working for you and what isn't working, and maybe I can tweak things.</p><p> </p><p>

Thanks for reading! As always, your comments are not only welcome, they're greatly appreciated! <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>

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<p>Cherry brings the promos! It's so satisfying whenever those 100 rated promos pop up.</p><p> </p><p>

I don't think your booking is too predictable. To get any kind of reaction from a surprise win or loss, you have to establish a 'normal' first. </p><p> </p><p>

Looking forward to Jaime Quinn vs Cherry Bomb. That should be an awesome match. I wonder if it still isn't too early for Jaime, but it will be interesting to see. Really into Foxxy's storyline here too. Cat's booking of the three-way is great stuff, and props to MrWolf101 for predicting that exact booking. Well spotted. <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>

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<em>From the Toronto Times:</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Obituary: “Whipper” Spencer Marks, 1939 - 2016</strong></p><p> </p><p>


Canadian professional wrestling legend “Whipper” Spencer Marks passed away on May 2, 2016 two days after suffering a stroke at his home in Hamilton, Ontario, at the age of 77.</p><p> </p><p>

Marks was born in Calgary, Alberta. Marks’ early life was a hard one; his father, who had a promising boxing career, enlisted with the Canadian Army when Marks was only a few months old. Marks’ father was seriously wounded as part of the Normandy offensive. With his father unable to work due to his injuries, Marks grew up in stark poverty. He first tried amateur wrestling as a teenager, quickly becoming involved in professional wrestling “for the paydays, to support my family”, as he candidly put it in his 1993 autobiography.</p><p> </p><p>

Fighting a quick paced and athletic style for his day, his extensive use of Irish whips - a change of pace from the methodical mat-based techniques of his fellows - gave him his “Whipper” nickname and an extensive cult following. After honing his craft in the United States, Marks returned to his native country in 1975, headlining shows that sold out all across Canada, during which time “Whipper” formed what is considered by pro wrestling fans to be the greatest tag team of all time, the Calgary Wolverines with friend George DeColt. The team won the Canadian Wrestling Federation tag titles on four occasions, including an unequaled near-five year run as champions from January 1980 through December 1984. Following the team’s split, Marks would win the CWF National Championship - the company’s highest honor - on two occasions. As the capstone of his achievements, Marks was inducted into the prestigious International Professional Wrestling Hall of Immortals. Following his retirement in 1989, Marks continued to be a familiar sight in the audiences at Canadian Golden Combat and North of the Border Pro Wrestling events.</p><p> </p><p>

Marks also made his mark through philanthropy, founding and funding many athletic centers across Canada so poor children - like he once had been - could participate at no cost. Marks, who married twice but had no children, often referred to the children who attended the athletic centers as “my kids”. Despite his many accomplishments in the world of professional wrestling, Marks claimed he would “trade the smile on a single child’s face when they have been given an opportunity they couldn’t have had otherwise, for all of the championships I ever held.”</p><p> </p><p>

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<em>From Mucha Lucha World, an American website devoted to the world of lucha libre:</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Obituary: Alfredo “El Barbaro” Menendez, 1940 - 2016</strong></p><p> </p><p>


The world of lucha libre mourns the loss of one of the most important figures in the history and development of professional wrestling in Mexico, Alfredo “El Barbaro” Menendez, who died on May 21 after a short illness. Menendez was 76.</p><p> </p><p>

Alfredo Menendez did not originally intend on becoming a professional wrestler. Menendez spent several years as an amateur heavyweight boxer, with middling success. However, when he did decide to go into professional wrestling, Menendez became a key member of the OLLIE roster from nearly the first day he arrived in 1964. </p><p> </p><p>

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As “El Barbaro” (The Barbarian), Menendez cut an imposing figure, a tall and muscular rudo whose size made him an instant sensation. Aware of what they had on hand, OLLIE booked El Barbaro as a monster heel with a winning streak that lasted nearly three years. Fed a steady stream of jobbers - to allow Menendez development time, and to allow El Barbaro to be seen as a monster without impacting the pushes of any current or future potential stars - El Barbaro became a sensation. Following what would be a trend that would continue through most of Menendez’s career, this build led to a championship program, where El Barbaro suffered his first defeat. After that point, Menendez’s career in OLLIE became cyclical: an extended period of jobber demolition, El Barbaro again challenging for the title, and once again falling to a plucky, physically overmatched téchnico.</p><p> </p><p>

After over a decade spent as a top-drawing sensation in OLLIE, Menendez grew tired in his role. Menendez asked for a pay raise, equal to that of the champions whose reputation was created through Menendez putting them over. OLLIE management refused. Menendez then asked to be made OLLIE Campeónato de Universal (Universal Champion), which OLLIE management also rejected. Having grown frustrated at what he saw as an artificial ceiling, and feeling underpaid and underappreciated for the work he performed in making OLLIE’s champions, Menendez left OLLIE to form the Mexico Premier Wrestling Federation (MPWF).</p><p> </p><p>

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Menendez found several other top OLLIE stars had become dissatisfied with working conditions, booking, and general management arrogance at OLLIE, and MPWF quickly became a major player in lucha libre. Within a span of a few years, MPWF surpassed OLLIE to become the biggest lucha libre organization in Mexico, based on a similar formula as the one that worked in OLLIE - El Barbaro putting over téchnicos after a string of dominant performances. However, as often happens with long-term heels in the business, audiences began to grow fond of El Barbaro after so many years, and in 1980 - sixteen years after the beginning of his lucha libre career - El Barbaro became a téchnico. Now with full license to cheer El Barbaro, crowds in Mexico quickly made the former villain into the company’s most popular téchnico. When Menendez booked himself to become MPWF’s Campeónato de Herencia de Mundo (World Heritage Champion, MPWF’s top title), few saw it as an act of egotism as much as a recognition of Barbaro’s incredibly over position in the company. Menendez would hold the title for nearly three years.</p><p> </p><p>

As a result of “Barbaro-mania”, MPWF had become the undisputed largest lucha libre organization in Mexico, a position it would hold for nearly two decades, until the rise of South of the Border Pro Wrestling. However, despite ever-growing gates, MPWF was in precarious fiscal shape. Menendez had financed the creation of MPWF through a series of disadvantageous loans. An embezzlement scandal in 1984 involving a nephew of Menendez further hurt MPWF’s financial picture. Though Menendez was found to be innocent of wrongdoing, he was sharply criticized for his lack of oversight of the business side of MPWF, creating conditions where fraud could - and did - occur on a large scale for a multi-year period.</p><p> </p><p>

As a result, in 1985, El Barbaro, following a main event victory in Veracruz, unmasked in the center of the ring, to the astonishment of the crowd - and if rumors are to be believed, his fellow workers. After stating his actual name and his place of birth - Mexico City - Menendez announced his retirement from the world of lucha libre at the age of 45 in a speech that reportedly moved several audience members to tears. Menendez then sold his majority ownership in MPWF and generally did not work in front of the general public, save for inductions into both the OLLIE and the MPWF Halls of Fame. However, Menendez stayed connected to the business through the rest of his life as he maintained a minority stake in MPWF until its closing in 2014. Menendez also opened his own wrestling school which, perhaps unsurprisingly, seemed to excel in turning out mat-based, charismatic rudos.</p><p> </p><p>

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<em>From Bow Down to the Queens, a blog devoted to women’s wrestling:</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Obituary: Janie “Pettle” Denby, 1978 - 2016</strong></p><p> </p><p>


BDttQ extends its thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Janie Denby, better known to independent wrestling fans as “Pettle”, who passed away on May 21 at the age of 38 after battling pancreatic cancer.</p><p> </p><p>

Denby was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, but moved with her parents at a young age to Savannah, Georgia. Denby attended a local performing arts high school, and afterwards obtained a B.F.A. in theatre performance from the University of Georgia. Denby worked in New York for several years, appearing in a series of supporting roles in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions, before returning to her home state of Georgia. Denby regularly appeared in productions with the Repertory Theatre of Atlanta and the Atlanta Summer Shakespeare festival, garnering strong reviews for her work. Denby also had several on-camera appearances in TV shows filmed in Georgia, including a few appearances as a zombie on the hit Reverie series “The Dead Walk”.</p><p> </p><p>

Denby’s association with professional wrestling was lower-key, apparently by Denby’s choice as she does not mention her wrestling valet work in cast biographies. Under the name “Pettle” - she explained the name came from her childhood misspelling of her grandfather’s nickname for her, “Rose Petal” - Denby became a semi-regular fixture at independent and local promotions in the Southeastern United States. Denby was considered to be a great, intensely believable performer (no surprise given her training), but it may have been a double-edged sword as her nuanced style was often considered to be “too small” for the big, bright, bold world of professional wrestling. Based on interviews by Denby - always under her ring name Pettle - Denby had designs on being hired by a major promotion, and expressed a strong desire to work with Atlanta-based United States Pro Wrestling.</p><p> </p><p>

However, in retrospect, Denby’s strong insistence on keeping both her “legitimate” acting career and her professional wrestling career may have hurt her chances of making a bigger impact in the professional wrestling world. Valentine “Val” Gunn, promoter of Atlanta-based Hotlanta Fire Pro Wrestling, said: </p><p> </p><p>

“Pettle was a professional, through and through, and I have nothing negative to say about her as a person. However, on some level, I think she felt that she might have been ‘better’ than pro wrestling - or at least, pro wrestling that wasn’t on a national scale. She always seemed slightly embarrassed to be hanging out in hundred seat gyms, and I think that rubbed people the wrong way sometimes. But I never cared about that when I hired her, which I did often and would have continued to do, because I suppose it was a step down from filling a thousand seat theatre to perform Shakespeare. The Bard, this ain’t.</p><p> </p><p>

But I think that’s what held Pettle back in this business. She was never willing to fully commit to the gig, for which I can’t blame her since she’d probably have to give up her TV and theatre careers to do so. Plus, sadly, for women in this industry - particularly women who don’t do in-ring work - 38 is basically elder stateswoman status. Sadly, I think her window had passed, it maybe had already passed by the time she got into the business. Still, what I want people to remember about her was that <em>she had fun</em>. Maybe she was a little ashamed of it, but when she was ready to go through the curtain, she told me once that she had the same feelings she had when she was ready to go on stage as Lady Macbeth.”</p><p> </p><p>

Denby announced through social media three months ago that doctors had discovered she had pancreatic cancer, and that she would be going through extensive and aggressive radiation and chemotherapy. However, Denby acknowledged pancreatic cancer’s high mortality rate in her post, and said she was proud of the work she had done, whether in be on stage, on television, or - acknowledged for the first time - her work ringside. Janie “Pettle” Denby leaves behind a long-term partner, and he has asked, in lieu of flowers, for donations to be made to a fine arts scholarship fund dedicated to her memory at the University of Georgia.</p><p> </p><p>

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</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>BREAKING ALERT FROM REVERIE NETWORK NEWS:</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

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Tsunami Following “Massive” Earthquake Hits Japan</strong></p><p> </p><p>

By Tanner Stark, RNN staff</p><p>

5/24/16</p><p> </p><p>

<em>TOKYO</em> - A tsunami struck the Japanese coast early this morning following a “massive” earthquake off the coast of Japan, with a death toll of over 100 individuals and rapidly climbing, as well as raising fears of a nuclear power plant reactor leak.</p><p> </p><p>

Japanese government officials stated the earthquake - tentatively measured at 7.9 on the Richter scale - caused minimal property damage. However, the earthquake was the cause of a tsunami (or “tidal wave”) that was stated to be “in excess of 100 feet”, causing widespread devastation along the eastern coast of the island nation. Government officials stated emergency responders had identified “over 100 fatalities” at present, but warned the number will grow in the following days. Government officials refused to speculate as to the economic cost of the damage, but US Geological Society estimates suggest the damage to the Japanese economy may be “hundreds of billions of dollars”. The President, along with many world leaders, expressed “great sorrow and solidarity with the people of Japan” and pledged aid to “our valuable ally and economic partner.”</p><p> </p><p>


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<strong>AAA Headquarters</strong></p><p><strong>

Tacoma, Washington</strong></p><p><strong>

May 26, 2016</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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Cat Quine sat at her new desk in the former foreman’s office of the converted factory that had served as AAA’s headquarters for nearly twenty years. Anne Stardust’s desk had been perfectly functional and in plenty good shape, and Anne didn’t take it with her - “I hope I never see that damned thing again,” were Anne’s exact words. Cat sold the desk on Curtslist within the first week of taking ownership. Still, given what she was about to do, she found herself wishing she was behind Anne’s desk. <em>At least that desk has seen plenty of blood spilled already.</em></p><p> </p><p>

A knock at the door, and Cat’s stomach sank. <em>You’ve done this before, Cat, you’ve done this as this company’s booker</em>. But Cat knew things were different. Before, Anne made the hiring decisions; Cat simply relayed the messages. But now, Cat made the decisions. There was no more shielding herself from the responsibility for her decisions. “Yes, please, come in,” she called out.</p><p> </p><p>

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Jessica Bunny came into the office. Cat stood as she entered. “Jessica, I’ve been waiting for you, please. Take a seat.” Jessica took her seat in the office chair across from Cat’s chair. When Cat first took full possession of the office, one of the first things she found was that Anne’s chair was set fairly high, while the other chairs in the room were permanently set lower to the ground. Cat was surprised to discover this, though she wasn’t sure why she was. <em>Honestly, I probably should have been surprised if I hadn’t found that to be the case</em>. Once Jessica took her seat, Cat sat as well. “Thank you for coming.”</p><p> </p><p>

“Well, I mean, you’re the boss, Cat. I mean, what, do I tell you no?” asked Bunny.</p><p> </p><p>

Cat chuckled, softly. “I...I suppose not, Jess. Still, thank you.”</p><p> </p><p>

Jess scanned the office nervously. Cat’s office was more cluttered than Anne’s office, and there were more things to draw attention that the woman behind the desk. “So, I’m hoping you’ve called me in to sign my new contract. I was starting to get worried, my contract expires in less than two weeks. But I guess taking things over from Anne, there’s a bunch of administrative stuff you have to take care of. Figure out where Anne kept the files. Where she hid the bodies.” Cat snorted. “Possibly literally, knowing Anne.”</p><p> </p><p>

Cat, despite the feeling of impending doom, couldn’t help herself from grinning. “No, no, if there were bodies, Anne would definitely make sure that no one would ever find them again,” joked Cat. She let the moment hang, so what was to come would not be too great of a whiplash. “But, yes, Jess, I wanted to talk to you about your contract.” <em>Rip the bandage Cat, it’ll be easier on everyone.</em> “Jess, we’ve...we’ve decided to not offer you an extension.”</p><p> </p><p>

Bunny just stared at Cat, silently, barely blinking. Then, she laughed. “Are you...are you ribbing me, Cat? You can’t be serious!”</p><p> </p><p>

Cat shook her head. “I’m sorry, Jess. But I don’t have any plans for you right now.”</p><p> </p><p>

Bunny laughed again. “I can’t believe this, Cat. You don’t have anything for me? How long have I been with this company, Cat? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you - over a decade, Cat. You and I have worked together since the first day I came into the company. Before you were Anne’s booker. But you were always Anne’s lackey, weren’t you?”</p><p> </p><p>

The despair in Cat’s stomach was quickly dissipated by a spike of rage. “That isn’t fair and you know it, Jess. I was the first woman Anne Stardust hired. While Anne worked PR, tried to create as big a buzz as we could for this little federation everyone said couldn’t, do you know who was doing the accounting? Me. Do you know who was making the arrangements at the elementary school gyms and the VFWs? Me, Jess. I was 18 years old, Jess, and I had just about run away from home to chase this dream, and I was wholly unqualified for any of the things Anne had me do, including get in the ring and wrestle. But I did it. I stuck around while a bunch of girls stepped into the dojo ring and got winded after just running the ropes and decided this was a lot harder than it looked on TV. I lived out of my car for months, Jess.”</p><p> </p><p>

“So what, Cat?” Bunny interjected. “We’ve all made sacrifices. And look at you now. All those sacrifices you made, they’ve paid off. You’re the boss now. But all my sacrifices came to is...this. Me, in my late 30s, about to lose my job.”</p><p> </p><p>

The black hole in Cat’s stomach returned. “I’m sorry, Jess. Look, your in-ring work has been degrading recently. You’ve been doing this for over a decade, like you said. All of us, our bodies have expiration dates. Mine came a few years ago. Some people have theirs before they’re 30. But I sit right at ringside, Jess, and I can tell. I can see you struggling to keep up.”</p><p> </p><p>

Tears started welling up in Bunny’s eyes. “Cat, come on. I’m a tag wrestler. Tag matches, that’s how everyone keeps in the game for a few more years. Katherine, she can take point - “</p><p> </p><p>

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“Jess,” said Cat, “that’s one thing when it’s, like, Bruce the Giant. You know I can’t pay you to stay out on the apron while Katherine does all the work.”</p><p> </p><p>

“Okay, fine, but then...I don’t know! Make me Katherine’s manager! What’s she going to do without me? Her whole gimmick is Good Lookin’ Bunny!”</p><p> </p><p>

Cat shook her head. “Jess...I mean, there’s no reason for Katherine to have a manager. And I know that her entire gimmick is Good Lookin’ Bunny, and that’s part of the problem, Jess. Good Lookin’ Bunny is one of the three greatest tag teams this company’s ever seen...but every gimmick eventually runs its course. I don’t have anything in the booking plans for Good Lookin’ Bunny. I’m sorry, Jess, but there’s nothing here for you to do. Believe me, when Katherine retires, Good Lookin’ Bunny are immediate Hall of Fame entrants - “</p><p> </p><p>

Bunny laughed, bitterly. “Oh, gosh, Cat, I’m going to be in the AAA Hall of Fame. That makes everything better.” The women sat in silence for a moment. “I suppose I should grab my things and go, then?”</p><p> </p><p>

Cat nodded. “Jess...look. You didn’t do anything wrong. This is just business. I’m not angry. I’m not holding a grudge, anything like that.”</p><p> </p><p>

Bunny stood up. “That’s good, Cat. I’m going to need some time to figure out if I will.”</p>

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<p>Damn, if Grey Dog ever needs someone to rewrite character biographies, I nominate you! <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p>

Those obituaries are amazing and really made those characters come to life.</p><p> </p><p>

On the show front, another great entry. Steph's promo made me audibly laugh several times, so there's no such thing as too much mic time for her in my opinion. <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p>

I like the new formatting, and the idea of alternating colors for promos and segments is a nice way to break things up when announcer commentary gets inserted in.</p><p> </p><p>

In terms of predictability, I don't see it as a problem. I almost went a different way on some of the matches, but you're still establishing the momentum of your key players, so I figured there wouldn't be an odd DQ finish or flash pinfall scenario in play yet.</p><p> </p><p>

I do like that you are booking matches this far out for AAA's biggest show of the year as it adds the big fight feel to it. With the matches already booked, I can see differing opinions in the outcomes already.</p><p> </p><p>

Poor Jessica Bunny. I've never been a fan of hers, but it's always tough to see a wrestler reach the end. Phoenix-verse Quine would have made her wrestle in mud or something else embarrassing for her final match before kicking her out the door, though. <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>

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I'll just second the praise. Jessica Bunny is not someone I care about, but it's a tough spot to be in. The obituaries are beautiful. It's easy to turn fictional characters into charicature, but this is the opposite. These passed away profiles become more alive here than you ever could have imagined if you just read their bios. Well done.
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Babe Blast Prediction Card, plus Business Business Business


AAA Headquarters

Tacoma, WA

May 26, 2016

5:35 PM



Cat Quine sat at her desk. On her desk sat a glass. In the glass was a finger of scotch, watered down from melted ice cubes. Cherry Bomb poked her head around the door.



“I saw the lights were on in here...oh, and you’ve broken out the booze. Huh.” Cherry sat down across the desk from Cat. “Well, are you going to share with the class?”


Cat chuckled. “Wouldn’t want to be rude, would I?” She reached into a desk drawer and pulled another glass out. “I’d have to go down to the break room to get ice. You okay with taking it straight?”


Cherry raised an eyebrow. “You say that as if I would ask you to put ice in. If I’m not feeling a fire in my belly, it’s not working right.” Cat poured a bit more than a finger for Cherry. “Should we toast, Cat?”


“God, Sharie, I don’t even know what we’d be toasting to.”


Cherry cocked her head. “Really? How about we toast to us running some of the best shows AAA has ever run? How about we toast the fact that Atlanta stealing our two biggest stars has barely been a road bump for us? How about we toast to you re-signing Jim Lou to be our voice for another year? How about we toast that we’ve managed to expand into a new market - something the great and powerful Anne Stardust was too chicken to even try - and we’ve doubled our gates in less than six months? Cat, things are going really well.”


Cat sighed. “Thanks, Sharie. I know. It’s just...I don’t know. Yeah, we’ve been able to expand in the Midwest, but it’s been at a loss. We’ve lost about $15k over the course of the year so far. Talia got hurt, badly. And I just gave Jess Bunny her walking papers.”


Cherry took a drink; more than a sip, less than a slug. “Ah, yeah. I mean, I know you dumped Lady Liberty and Black Widow right when you first took over, but they had attitudes that made lemons seem sweet. That isn't hard, to given them their walking papers. Jess is a good person.” Cherry paused.


“But Cat, you’re running a business, not a charity. You, me, the man in the moon, we can all see that Jessica Bunny’s body just isn’t holding up any more. Good Lookin’ Bunny’s run its course. I know she’s had a great career here, but careers have to end, Cat. And in the end, our job is to put on the best show we can, with the resources we have available. Jess was taking up resources that could help keep this company alive and moving forward, and couldn’t help us put on a great show any more. You owe a responsibility to every woman in that locker room to make the right decisions for the whole company. They may not like it when it affects them, but it’s a truth in this business. And, after all, you let her run her contract out. You didn’t just fire her right away just to avoid paying her downside this month. Those little things matter.” Cherry took another drink.


Cat gave Cherry light, gently mocking applause. “Do you have these written down and home and you practice them for when you think I might need them, or do you just come up with it off the top of your head?”


Cherry smirked. “Cat, how many times have you told me, ‘Go out and talk for ten minutes’ without giving me any notes, when I’m working the gorilla position and have no time to write? And how many times have I whipped that promo’s ass?” Cherry took another drink. “Yeah, that’s what I thought.” She set her glass down, with some authority.


“I guess you’re right. And I guess I’m moping. It’s just...man, it’s been a hard few weeks. You hear about that Pettle Danby woman?”



Cherry looked up at the ceiling, as if the memory might be up there. “I think...maybe? Is she the indie valet, had like, cervical cancer?”


“Pancreatic cancer. Yes, that’s the one. I dunno. She was younger than I am. It’s one thing when someone like ‘Whipper’ Marks goes, he’s an old man. He got a life. This Pettle woman, she didn’t get that chance. And then, Christ, that tsunami in Japan…” Cat drank, deeply.



“Yeah, it’s awful. The joshi workers that I follow on social media, they’ve all been posting pictures. It’s hard to believe that water can do that. Nature's a hell of a thing.”


Cat raised her eyebrows, and drank again. “No kidding. God, I remember what Mount St. Helens did when that thing went off. And they say that if we get an earthquake around here - which we could, we’re on a fault line - if it was strong enough, Seattle might just slide right into Puget Sound." The women sat in silence for a moment before Cat spoke again. "You know, I think I know what I want to toast to, Sherie.”


“What’s that?”


“Let’s toast to Japan, to our joshi sisters across the sea, that they recover as quickly as possible.” Cat raised her glass.


“I’ll toast to that,” said Cherry, raising her glass. A faint “tink”, and both women took a decent swig.



“Actually, Sharie, you know what? I want to do more than just raise a glass and think nice thoughts about them. I’m going to let some of the tsunami relief charities set up in the lobby of the Bohler Gym at Babe Blast. More than that, we’ll talk about the tsunami during our show, encourage people to donate.” Cat’s eyes grew wide, almost manic. “You know, I was complaining about our fiscals, but I’m going to make a check out for $4,000 for us to donate during the show. Maybe get some people in the audience to join in. And we’ll do it right before a match featuring a 5SSW performer. We’ve got that working agreement with them, even if we haven’t used it in years. Might as well give Sensational Ogiwara a call. I’ve only spoke to her once, briefly, last December when we each took over our respective companies.”


Cherry finished her glass. “Well, you seem to be out of your funk.”


Cat finished her glass. “What can I say? I always feel better when I feel like I can do something instead of just sit around drinking and moping.”


“That makes sense,” Cherry said, nodding. “The only thing that doesn’t make sense, is that you had a bottle of scotch in your desk. That doesn’t entirely compute with the Cat I know.”


Cat laughed. “It was a gift from Anne, when I took over the company. She told me I would need it, sooner rather than later. She also gave me tips on purchasing scotch in bulk, which - happily - I haven’t needed to take advantage of. Yet.” The women laughed.


“I should have known, I should have known.” Cherry rubbed some tears of laughter out of the corner of her eye. “Well, no time like doing business than when you’re under the influence. Lemme see what you’ve got for the Babe Blast card.”




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AAA Presents Babe Blast

Bohler Gymnasium on the campus of Washington State University

Pullman, WA

June 2, 2016




Suzanne Brazzle vs. Ellie May Walton vs. Joanna Silver vs. Glorious Gloria


There’s little doubt that Suzanne Brazzle is the most decorated person in this match, and far and away the most experienced. But Ellie May Walton is a farm-raised powerhouse, and newcomer Glorious Gloria may be even stronger. Joanna Silver is physically outmatched, no doubt, but she’s surprisingly agile and very clever. In a one-on-one environment, Suzanne Brazzle beats any of these women. But in a four-way, first-to-a-fall environment, can one of the other three women steal an upset?


Main Card


AAA Top Contender’s Championship Match

Selina Svelte vs. Laura Flame vs. Foxxy LaRue (champion)


Foxxy LaRue has been a fighting champion ever since she took the Top Contender title from Talia Quinzel in a match that unfortunately saw Quinzel put on the shelf with a torn quad. Quinzel’s tag partner in the Uprising, Selina Svelte, has had nothing but revenge against Foxxy on her mind from the minute that match ended. Svelte roped newcomer Laura Flame into laying into Foxxy, in an attempt to soften Foxxy up for Svelte. That plan didn’t work. Now, Plan B is in effect - a three-way dance between Svelte, Flame, and LaRue, made by General Manager Cat Jemson out of spite for LaRue calling herself “The Boss Lady of AAA”. Given Svelte’s payoffs to Flame, this three-way dance is closer to a handicap match for Foxxy. Can LaRue overcome the numbers game? Or will Svelte’s second attempt at revenge work?


Steffi Chee vs. Devil’s Daughter


Two weeks ago at Midwest Mayhem, Devil’s Daughter was “adopted” by the mysterious Lilith, who promised that AAA would “tremble”. The time to see whether Lilith’s all talk starts at Babe Blast, as Devil’s Daughter draws a veteran opponent in Steffi Chee. The world-travelled Chee has challenged and defeated all manner of opponents across the globe - but has she ever faced as strange an opponent as Devil’s Daughter, now that she’s under the wing of the Mother of Monsters?


Tracy Brendon vs. A Representative from 5 Star Supreme Wrestling - A Match for the People of Japan


Earlier this week, a tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan, striking many populated areas, causing untold damage to property. The human cost is even greater. AAA is honored to present a special attraction match in concert with Japan’s leading women’s wrestling organization, 5SSW, in an effort to raise awareness to the many worth charitable causes who are helping Japan recover from this terrible tragedy.


AAA Femme Fatale Championship

Steph Blake vs. ????


The AAA Board of Directors has informed General Manager Cat Jemson that Steph Blake must defend the Femme Fatale title at Babe Blast. What they did not say was who Steph Blake must defend her title against. As a result, Jemson has allowed Steph Blake to hand-select her opponent for Babe Blast, in any match type Blake desires. Obviously, the deck is stacked in the Queen of Mean’s favor. But pride comes before a fall, and given Blake’s massive amount of pride, a VERY big fall may well be in store.


AAA Tag Team Championship Open Challenge

Lilly & Rose (champions) vs. ????


One month ago at Girls Aloud, Kate Lilly and Debbie Rose - claiming that they did not appreciate the “disrespect” shown to them as Tag Team champions - said they would prove their dominance against any team willing to step up to them. They were so confident, in fact, that they put their tag titles on the line. There’s no doubt Lilly & Rose must be considered to be in the same league as Good Lookin’ Bunny, Wild Times, and the Brendon Sisters, in terms of historically great tag teams. But open challenges favor the challengers, since the champions have no time to prepare. Will anyone take Lilly and Rose up on their challenge?


In addition
, we’re one month away from the biggest show of the year, the 20th edition of Women of Wrestling! Steph Blake’s challenger for the Femme Fatale Championship at Women of Wrestling will be announced at Babe Blast - don’t miss it!


Bonus Questions:


1. Who will Steph Blake defend her title against?


2. What match type will Steph Blake select for her title defense?


3. Who will be Steph Blake’s challenger at Women of Wrestling 20?


4. Which member of the 5SSW roster will challenge Tracy Brendon?


5. Who will respond to Lilly & Rose’s tag title open challenge?


- Cherry Bomb will cut a promo on Golden Delicious. The rating will be somewhere between 75 and 100 (which Cherry achieved at the previous show). What will Cherry’s promo on GD score?





Damn, if Grey Dog ever needs someone to rewrite character biographies, I nominate you! :)


Those obituaries are amazing and really made those characters come to life.


The obituaries are beautiful. It's easy to turn fictional characters into charicature, but this is the opposite. These passed away profiles become more alive here than you ever could have imagined if you just read their bios. Well done.


Thanks, fellas. The obituaries happened because my game world got hit with three deaths in less than a three-week time period. "Whipper" Spencer Marks and Alfredo "El Barbaro" Menendez weren't surprises, and in test diaries they often do pass within the first six months. Pettle was a shocker. I have "Kenny deaths" off - I dunno, they sit with me poorly, and they certainly don't fit the mood of my diary. I'm not sure what Random Number God/dess Pettle angered, but it was kind of shocking to see. The game doesn't give you any hints on what people die of, in most cases. So I had to try and think what could kill an otherwise healthy 38-year old.


I have to wholly admit where I cribbed things. "Whipper" Spencer Marks' biography steals heavily from the actual life of "Whipper" Billy Watson, who I imagine Adam must have had in mind, at least when he created the character's name and being from Canada. Alfredo "El Barbaro" Menendez borrows at least some elements from the biography of Blue Demon, particularly the whole "being around so long that you turn face because people have grown fond of you" (see Vachon, Maurice "Mad Dog").


The other objective I was trying to achieve with the obits was to broaden the scope of the diary's world. Get across that things happen outside of the AAA bubble, from time to time!

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Suzanne Brazzle vs. Ellie May Walton vs. Joanna Silver vs. Glorious Gloria

If this had some story significance, and wasn't on the pre-show, I could possibly see three ganging up on one, but here, I'd be surprised if Brazzle didn't take this comfortably.


Selina Svelte vs. Laura Flame vs. Foxxy LaRue (champion)

Here, ganging up on the stronger wrestling seem like it could create a close match. On one hand, Svelte and Flame has more to lose here as losing what is basically a handicap match makes them look weak, but I think you still see more value in building Foxxy into a real main event presence.


Steffi Chee vs. Devil’s Daughter

Again, close affair. I think DD gets some assistance to win here. The new storyline would stutter a bit this early on if Lilith seemed ineffective.


Tracy Brendon vs. A Representative from 5 Star Supreme Wrestling - A Match for the People of Japan

I want to think Cat has a soft side and books the guest to win despite there being absolutely no reason to do so, but I think she has some business sense, so I'm thinking you get someone who does a good babyface can give Brendon a good match and can sell like a living rag doll.


Steph Blake vs. ????

She's obviously picking someone really far down the totem pole, but I suspect there will be a really screwy finish that looks much closer than Blake is comfortable with.


Lilly & Rose (champions) vs. ????


Bonus Questions:


1. Who will Steph Blake defend her title against? - I say it's Sarah Taylor.


2. What match type will Steph Blake select for her title defense? - Anything that allows the opponent to arm herself would be the easiest way to turn this into a close match, but I don't think Blake is that dumb. I think she'll go for her own strength, and that might be an endurance based match. Let's say an Iron Man match.


3. Who will be Steph Blake’s challenger at Women of Wrestling 20? - I wonder who the most over face is. I suspect you are reluctant to pit belt vs belt which exclude Foxxy LaRue who otherwise is a hot candidate. Let's go with the Tiny Terminator Paige Croft.


4. Which member of the 5SSW roster will challenge Tracy Brendon? - I don't know if there are any restrictions to who you can borrow. I'm banking on you going with the most natural babyface 5SSW has, and that might be Yuma Maruya, and she's good enough to give Brendon a good match.


5. Who will respond to Lilly & Rose’s tag title open challenge? Let's go with Jaime Quine & Paige Croft


Tiebreaker - Cherry Bomb will cut a promo on Golden Delicious. The rating will be somewhere between 75 and 100 (which Cherry achieved at the previous show). What will Cherry’s promo on GD score? I'll go with close close to that 100 again. I'll guess 96.

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Bookers gotta drink, it's a fact. :D


Good stuff. It's too bad with the lack of popularity with 5SSW workers in the US it's hard to run an invasion angle, but I imagine that would be pretty fun to do if the story ever called for that.


Onto the picks...


Suzanne Brazzle Despite the 4-way match set-up I think Joanna and Gloria can benefit without winning, and Ellie May is probably on her way out if AAA is looking to cut costs.

Foxxy LaRue I could see Laura or Selina winning, but I still think there's money in Talia vs Foxxy for the belt when Quinzel gets healthy. Random question, but does the Top Contender's belt have an X-Division like clause where the holder can cash it in for a Femme Fatale shot? Just wondering because of the title's name. :)

Devil's Daughter Have to think that DD needs the win here to launch her story, but I could actually see Steffi winning, so not 100% convinced.

Tracy Bendon Tracy is still one of your top names, so it would be a big surprise to have her lose here to someone that probably is around F- or F popularity in the North West US. Still, I'm thinking this could be a good showing for whoever Tracy faces.

Steph Blake This would shock me more than Roman Reigns being in the Royal Rumble if Blake lost here. :p

???? Lilly & Rose drop the titles here. I haven't seen much from them so far (that may just be my memory, but nothing's stuck if they have had promo time) and who I think will be the challengers should take this match.


1. Who will Steph Blake defend her title against? Let's say Simony Sentinel, as someone that would benefit from the loss while also being someone Steph wouldn't think is a threat.


2. What match type will Steph Blake select for her title defense? Well, this is strange. I would think Steph would want to ensure that there's no way she could lose on a fluke, so I'll eliminate Table and First Blood matches from the equation. Last (Wo)Man Standing or Cage Classic seems like a strong possibility, but I'll say I Quit Match, just because Steph's ego seems to require that she humiliate whomever is her opponent in the process as well.


3. Who will be Steph Blake’s challenger at Women of Wrestling 20? Man, this is tough. Jaime is occupied with Cherry, I think Paige is going to face DD, Foxxy should be defending the Top Contender title (unless it has the cash in feature), A-List would be defending the tag titles if my pick below is correct. I could see someone from outside the company, like a recent NOTBPW or USPW release being the one, but I'll play it safe and say Suzanne Brazelle.


4. Which member of the 5SSW roster will challenge Tracy Brendon? With the backstage heat Higa and Jippensha can generate, I'll go with the other member of the new big three and say Megumi Nakajima.


5. Who will respond to Lilly & Rose’s tag title open challenge? Outside of a debuting team, got to be the A-List, though Princess & the Punk is a possibility, but I think it's too early for them.


Tiebreaker - Cherry Bomb will cut a promo on Golden Delicious. The rating will be somewhere between 75 and 100 (which Cherry achieved at the previous show). What will Cherry’s promo on GD score? Eh, I'll say Golden Delicious knocks down the rating, putting it at 92

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Suzanne Brazzle vs. Ellie May Walton vs. Joanna Silver vs. Glorious Gloria


Comment: Suzanne smashes puny jobbers


Main Card


AAA Top Contender’s Championship Match

Selina Svelte vs. Laura Flame vs. Foxxy LaRue (champion)


Comment: I hate Foxxy LaRue, so I hope Selina kicks her ass


Steffi Chee vs. Devil’s Daughter


Comment: Devil's Daughter gets the win thanks to Lilith


Tracy Brendon vs. ????


Comment: Tracy wins mostly be cause her losing would negatively affect her popularity for little reason, unless the representative of 5SSW decides to stay in AAA


AAA Femme Fatale Championship

Steph Blake vs. ????


Comment: Steph naturally wins this title defence


AAA Tag Team Championship Open Challenge

The Delicate Flowers [Lilly & Rose] (champions) vs. ????


Comment: Either, Cherry Bomb interferes which gets the Delicate Flowers DQ'd or the Delicate Flowers get themselves DQ'd on purpose, so they can keep their titles.


Bonus Questions:


1. Who will Steph Blake defend her title against? Katherine Goodlooks, Katherine is another wrestler who is good in the Ring, so a match againist Steph might be good for the ratings.


2. What match type will Steph Blake select for her title defense? An Iron-man Match seems to be the only real option.


3. Who will be Steph Blake’s challenger at Women of Wrestling 20? I'm going to guess and say Paige Croft.


4. Which member of the 5SSW roster will challenge Tracy Brendon? I really don't know much about Japanese wrestling, so I am just going to guess here, and say Fuyuko Higa.


5. Who will respond to Lilly & Rose’s tag title open challenge? After much consideration, Jamie Quine & Paige Croft challenge the Delicate Flowers, as they have being teaming up in the past couple of weeks, and while the proper Face Tag Team of AAA is The Princess & The Punk, this match is the main event of the show and P&P just wouldn't pull the proper ratings.


Tiebreaker - Cherry Bomb will cut a promo on Golden Delicious. The rating will be somewhere between 75 and 100 (which Cherry achieved at the previous show). What will Cherry’s promo on GD score? 84

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<p>AAA Presents Babe Blast</p><p>

Bohler Gymnasium on the campus of Washington State University</p><p>

Pullman, WA</p><p>

June 2, 2016</p><p> </p><p>

Pre-Show</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Suzanne Brazzle</strong> vs. Ellie May Walton vs. Joanna Silver vs. Glorious Gloria</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Brazzle comes out on top while teaching the youngster some skills</em></p><p> </p><p>

Main Card</p><p> </p><p>

AAA Top Contender’s Championship Match</p><p>

Selina Svelte vs. Laura Flame vs. <strong>Foxxy LaRue (champion)</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The Boss Bitch bitch of AAA overcomes the odds and retains her championship</em></p><p> </p><p>

Steffi Chee vs. <strong>Devil’s Daughter</strong></p><p>

<em>The Mother of Monsters helps her protege overcome the veteran</em></p><p> </p><p>

Tracy Brendon vs. <strong>A Representative from 5 Star Supreme Wrestling</strong> - A Match for the People of Japan</p><p> </p><p>

<em>I am torn on this pick as the majority of the roster at 5SSW have terrible popularity in the USA, especially not enough to win over Tracy Brendon or get her to agree to it without bitching. Then again, a win from the challenger could kick off a feud if you have signed her to a contract or more than just a one-off.</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

AAA Femme Fatale Championship</em></p><p><em>

</em><em><strong>Steph Blake</strong></em><em> vs. ????</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

AAA Tag Team Championship Open Challenge</em></p><p><em>

</em><em><strong>Lilly & Rose (champions)</strong></em><em> vs. ????</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

Bonus Questions:</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

1. Who will Steph Blake defend her title against?</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

</em><em><strong>Sara Taylor</strong></em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

2. What match type will Steph Blake select for her title defense?</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

</em><em><strong>I Quit Match</strong></em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

3. Who will be Steph Blake’s challenger at Women of Wrestling 20?</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

</em><em><strong>Paige Croft</strong></em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

4. Which member of the 5SSW roster will challenge Tracy Brendon?</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

</em><em><strong>Yuma Maryua</strong></em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

5. Who will respond to Lilly & Rose’s tag title open challenge?</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

</em><em><strong>The Anti-Establishment</strong></em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

Tiebreaker - Cherry Bomb will cut a promo on Golden Delicious. The rating will be somewhere between 75 and 100 (which Cherry achieved at the previous show). What will Cherry’s promo on GD score? </em><em><strong>90</strong></em></p>

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