Alexxis Nevaeh, Ashley Vox, Barbara Mahoney, Chris Norman, Delmi Exo, Edward Wise, Iron Maiden, Jack Hill, Kaitlin Diemond, Kevin Castro, Miss Sammi Lane, Mistress Belmont, MJ Jenkins, NECW, Nikki Valentine, Paul Richard, Sensational Scott Levesque, Sheldon Goldberg, Solo Darling, Sonya Strong, Team Sea Stars, Tequila Rose, The Wrestling Professor, Todo Loco, Toxis, Vanity Vixsen, Violet Flame, World Women's Wrestling, WWW
World Women’s Wrestling
Iron Maiden Championship
August 13, 2016
Americal Civic Center
Wakefield, MA USA
Promoter: Sheldon Goldberg
General Manager: Paul Richard
Ring Announcer: Chris Norman
Interviewer: Kevin Castro
Referees: Barbara Mahoney, Jack Hill
Our brain trust was excited and a bit nervous for this event. We knew that all the elements were in place for an event as amazing as The Iron 8 but would women in the end be willing and able to meet the threshold of violence and intensity of the men’s version? The answer is an emphatic yes. Edward Wise (notable NE wrestling authority and friend of this site) said to us that the participants in this tournament surpassed the quality of the men’s 2016 Iron 8. He’s measured in his praise so this is a big statement.
Our take is that this show removed the last few molecules of doubt about whether or not women’s wrestling is on complete par with men’s wrestling. Women are now 100% on the level of their male counterparts. You need to see the WWW product live. (WWW will release this event on DVD).
Standout Performer of The Night: Sonya Strong hands down. What a treat to be able to see this superstar in action.
Vanity Vixsen showed that she belongs in the top-tier of NE Women.
Format: 4 one-on-one matches with the winners facing each other in a 30-minute Iron Women match with no DQ. Winner scores most pin falls or submissions and is awarded the Iron Maiden trophy as well as the vacant WWW championship title.
1. Vanity Vixsen v. Tequila Rose. W – Vixsen
Vanity Vixsen had a relatively easy time of it, beating the less experienced Rose by dropping her on her face for a quick pin.
2. Sonya Strong v. MJ Jenkins. W – Strong
Sonya Strong took to the mic and objected to the two women from NYC being put in the same match. She noted that Jenkins is a friend and that they drove up together. She then Pearl Harbored Ms. Jenkins and proceeded to hurt her badly. Strong dodged a splash in corner, rolled up Jenkins using her feet on the ropes, and got the pin. Who ever heard of friends in Statecraft or Professional Wrestling?
3. Solo Darling v. Alexxis Nevaeh. W – Nevaeh
Solo brought her usual sugar drink infused energy to this contest. She seemed on track to win until Alexxis took her beverage and used it to dominate the diminutive wrestler like one does when a pet wants a treat. She then sneaked a pin on the sugar creature. A bit of a disappointment as Solo Darling would have been great in the final match.
4. Nikki Valentine v. Mistress Belmont. W – Mistress Belmont
One of Valentine’s best matches. She demonstrated her ample technical abilities all match long. Before the bell even sounded she threw Belmont into a table standing up against the wall. 6 tables fell on the former champion who somehow got up and smashed Nikki over the head with a trash can. Mayhem ensued with Belmont getting the pin.
5. Feature Match: Heavyweight Championship: Todo Loco (C) v. Sensational Scott Levesque (with Miss Sammi Lane). W – Todo Loco
New England’s Premiere Wrestler entered the room berating and pushing around his valet for some reason. It appeared that he blames her for his frustration at not gaining the title which should have been his years ago. “The Man” should have put more concentration on Todo Loco. Underestimating Todo Loco is a big mistake as Mike McCarthy can attest. The Mexican finished The Man by jumping on his chest from the top. Post match, Sammi got her revenge with an audible smack in the face to Mr. Levesque. We don’t understand why The Man is not NECW Champion. When he brings his A game, he will be.
6. Feature Tag Team Match: Team Sea Stars (Delmi Exo & Ashley Vox) v. Kaitlin Diemond & Toxis. W – Team Sea Stars
Team Sea Stars had trouble with the impromptu pairing of the substantial Toxis with the Canadian Sensation. Vox suicide dived Toxis on the floor and Diemond clearly pinned Delmi Exo. The Referee declared Exo was not the legal woman. While the Canadian argued her case Vox smartly sneaked back in the ring and got the pin. We’d like to see more of Diemond. She showed strength, skill, and stratagem.
7. Iron Maiden Final: Vanity Vixsen v. Mistress Belmont v. Alexxis Nevaeh v. Sonya Strong. W – Nevaeh
All four women gave it their all, with non-stop brutality from before the bell even sounded. As usual in a four-way, alliances formed and dissolved, bitter one-on-one contests happened in and out of the ring. Strong managed to get revenge on Nevaeh for the humiliating stink face attack in Brockton last month. Strong smashed a pizza box on Alexxis’ face, leading to Alexxis applying a hot slice to her own comely visage. One of hundreds of notable spots was when Vixsen and Strong attempted a double superplex on Belmont. Nevaeh managed to lift and throw all three to the canvas. Amazing. At 20 minutes there was no pinfall or submission. Alexxis pins Strong with 5 minutes remaining and wins the trophy and the WWW championship.
There was some minor and predictable heel vs. face action post bell but it didn’t affect the ceremony. Alexxis acknowledged Strong in her speech as a worthy adversary.