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IWF – Ladies Night Final Update

IWF Press Release

Re – Ladies Night (Update) –Final Update!!!

Date – Sat. August 21st 2004

Place – St Joseph’s Hall, Gateshead (Next to Gateshead Metro Station)

Time – 7.00 (Doors open 6pm)

Tickets – £5 each or £17 for 4.  Available from Gateshead Photographic, or pay on door.  All proceeds will be split between Cancer Research and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

IWF Management has announced that the Ladies Night tournament will be a one-night single elimination eight women tournament.  The eight women chosen for the tournament have been split into two teams and each will meet a member of the opposing team in the first round.  The draw for the competition will be made during the show.  The teams line up as follows:



Lexie Fyfe





‘The Angel’ Sharna O’Neill



Courtney Synn


Details of the tournament entries can be found below.


Hometown – Braintree, Essex

Home Promotion – UWA

Finisher(s) – The Blonde Bombshell (Diamond Dust), Dragonrana, Octopus Hold

      ‘The Blonde Bombshell’ comes into Ladies Night with a tremendous pedigree, she was the first female graduate of the famed Dropkixx wrestling academy and has also trained with Dave Taylor, Steve Regal, Chris Benoit and Bryan Danielson at Bluebloods wrestling school.  This solid grounding has helped her develop a strong ground game that she augments with spectacular aerial manoeuvres to make her arguably the top up-and-comer in women’s wrestling.


Hometown – Bayside, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Home Promotion – NWA Ireland

Finisher(s) – Exploder Suplex

      The dangerous Komeera is widely regarded as the top female wrestler in Ireland and her hard-hitting style is quickly winning her admires on this side of the Irish Sea.  She is also at home in the air and will be hoping that her multi-faceted attack will allow her to not only hang with, but also defeat some of the best that British and American Women’s wrestling has to offer.

Hometown – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Home Promotion – Various American Indy’s

Finisher(s) – Moonsault, Frankenstiener

      In this country, Riptide is best known as Prodigette of ECW fame, but in the United States she is known as one of the most complete female wrestlers around.  She is vastly experienced and has competed in no-holds barred fighting in Japan.  Riptide is a vicious competitor and this has made her unpopular with fans in the past.  Having wrestled the likes of Jazz, Molly Holly and Chyna in the past, she must be considered one of the favourites to emerge victorious in the tournament.


Hometown – Sunderland

Home Promotion – IWF

Finisher(s) – Spear, Bridging Crossface

      The third, and the least experienced, of the trio of IWF women named in this tournament, Synn faces a huge task if she is to emerge victorious at Ladies Night.  She has improved greatly in the last year but has yet to record a significant victory.  She has, however, been training with Jimmy Blade who has let it be known that he expects great things from the woman who, until this point, had been best known as his valet.


Hometown – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Home Promotion – IWF

Finisher(s) – Phoenix From The Flames (Death Valley Driver)

      Not a surprising choice, Phoenix is the current, two-time, IWF Women’s Champion.  She is known for her rugged, hard –hitting style and will be at an advantage as she will be performing in front of her home crowd.  She is coming into the show in great form, as she has recently regained her status as the top female in the IWF when she defeated Jetta on July 3rd.


Hometown – Romford, Essex

Home Promotion – NWA (UK) Hammerlock

Finisher(s) – Possession (Sliced Bread #2), Yakuza Kick

      Hammerlock sensation Jezebel is known for her strike based, strong style offence as well as her ferocious temper.  She possesses strong technical and flying skills but is most at home when resorting to street fighting tactics.  Despite wrestling for only a short period of time, is considered one of British Wrestling’s top female competitors.



Hometown – Largo, Florida

Home Promotion – Various American Indy’s

Finisher(s) – Running Bulldog, Powerbomb

      ‘The Foxy Lady’ is unquestionably one of the top female indy wrestlers in the USA and brings nine years of experience into the tournament.  She recently competed in a ladies tournament for Ian Rotten’s IWA Mid-South promotion and has competed for, and won titles in dozens of promotions in the past.  She is best known in the UK for taking part in 2001’s Revival show and she has competed in WWE in the past, on house shows and on Sunday Night Heat.


Hometown – Blyth, Northumberland

Home Promotion – IWF

Finisher(s) – Angel Delight (X-Factor), Flying Clothesline

      A quick, agile flyer, O’Neill has competed in the IWF for four years and has taken her rivalry with Phoenix up and down the Northeast.  She has never been the most popular of competitors, as her arrogant demeanour has tended to rub fans the wrong way.  She certainly has the ability to go all the way in the tournament, but only if she can find a way to focus on the task in hand rather than becoming pre-occupied with her nemesis, Phoenix.


As well as the tournament, Ladies Night will also see one of British Women’s wrestling’s top feuds will come closer to being settled when Pippa L’Vinn clashes with Shelby Beach



Hometown – Manchester

Home Promotion – PGWA

Finisher(s) – Boston Crab

      As well as competing throughout the UK, Pippa is also the first ever British holder of the North Carolina based PGWA Championship.  She is a joint submissions specialist and is also known for her ability to perform quick pinning combinations, seemingly from out of nowhere.  L’Vinn has experienced success in amateur wrestling tournaments and will be hoping to use this experience to emerge successful at Ladies Night



Hometown – Birmingham

Home Promotion – EEW

Finisher(s) – Sunset Flip from corner

      ‘Sensational’ Shelby is known for her heated rivalry with Pippa L’Vinn that has raged in the UK and the USA.  She may be the strongest competitor at Ladies Night and she has a victory over the legendary Jodie Lee to her credit.  As well as possessing tremendous strength, Shelby can not be underestimated on the mat, where she has phenomenal skills, as her tattoo says, ‘submit or suffer’.