Pro Wrestling: EVE (EVE) is a movement. It is the all women’s promotion that has gained a cult following in the UK. On May 5th they run the biggest all women’s show in European wrestling history as they run Wrestle Queendom in the famous York Hall. It was only in December that York Hall saw it’s first ever women’s match so for EVE to run a show of this magnitude there is a huge step. With legendary names like Aja Kong and Meiko Satomura as well as homegrown stars like Viper and Kay Lee Ray, this will be one of the best cards of the year. Wrestle Queendom will be a historical show and every woman involved will bring her A-Game.
She-1 Qualifier: Jetta vs. Nicole Matthews (Special Guest Referee: Erin Angel)
This is a qualifier for the prestigious SHE-1 tournament, Pro Wrestling EVE’s version of NJPW‘s G-1 Climax. Jetta, despite only being 30, is a veteran of the UK scene. She has been wrestling since 2002 and is one of the best, both in-ring and on the microphone. She is a hated heel who normally does commentary and manages the company’s #1 heel, Sammii Jayne. Jetta has recently returned from injury and has not lost a step. Her opponent is no newbie either. Nicole Matthews is one of the best women’s wrestlers in North America and is a 12-year veteran. In her home promotion of ECCW in Canada, she’s a 4x ECCW Women’s Champion and 3x ECCW Champion, as well as being SHIMMER tag champion for a combined 973 days across two reigns and SHIMMER champion for over a year. This match features two highly decorated and talented women. The guest referee is Jetta’s “apprentice.” Erin Angel has spent the last year being berated by the woman who beat her last May and has been on a losing streak lately. Will this be her chance to get some revenge on Jetta or has Jetta gotten inside her head?
War Games Steel Cage: Squad Goals (Addy Starr, Emi Sakura, Laura Di Matteo & Rhia O’Reilly) vs. The Deserving (Blue Nikita, Charli Evans, Jamie Hayter & Jayla Dark)
The Deserving are a group of girls who have decided to blame authority figure Rhia O’Reilly for all of their shortcomings. Why were they not given title shots? Why were they not in the SHE-1? Rhia of course. The fact that they weren’t winning matches means nothing to them. Charli Evans and Jamie Hayter have been tagging for awhile and after a recent match against Addy Starr and Laura Di Matteo, left the two lying. On the other side of the ring, we have a team led by “Fighting Irish” Rhia O’Reilly. O’Reilly is a cult hero in EVE and is a pioneer of women’s wrestling in the UK and Ireland. On her team is friend Emi Sakura and two women that want revenge in Starr and Di Matteo. This match has been brewing for months and it is time for the whiny girls to finally face the music as O’Reilly and co. get their hands on them.
Wild Card Ladder Match Qualifying Match: Jinny vs. Kris Wolf
Jinny‘s previous qualifier was postponed due to her injury, but she is back and ready to return to action in EVE. Her opponent is the ultra-popular Kris Wolf, who is beloved all across the UK and with Japan’s Stardom. The personalities involved here could not be more different. Wolf is the embodiment of fun and she always has a smile on her face, while Jinny, on the other hand, visibly detests everyone and feels she is above them. This is the perfect clash of someone the fans love vs someone they hate and no matter who wins they will be a good addition to the ladder match.
Wild Card Ladder Match: Kasey Owens vs. Leah Owens vs. Livvii Grace vs. Millie McKenzie vs. Nina Samuels vs ??
The Owens twins feature here. Most known for their work in Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), they are from Northern Ireland and despite only being 28, both are among the best in the scene. Livvii Grace is a former 3x IPW women’s champion and is the powerhouse in this match. She recently had the match of her career against Jordynne Grace, when the two squared off at SHEvolution. Millie McKenzie has gained a cult following as one of the brightest prospects in the UK – she will unleash her array of suplexes on her poor opponents in this match. Nina Samuels is the biggest heel in the match – with claims to be the “star of the BBC”, she is so arrogant that fans love it whenever anyone shuts her up. This ladder match will be chaotic as all six women will be vying for an all too rare title opportunity.
Kay Lee Ray vs. Meiko Satomura
Meiko Satomura is, regardless of gender, one of the best wrestlers in Japan right now and she is up there with the legendary women of 90’s All Japan Women Promotion. She has been successful in the UK with Fight Club: PRO and is currently their champion. Across from her is someone that helped innovate the intergender style we see in the UK today. At ICW’s peak, Kay Lee Ray was one of its stars because she had no fear and would fight any opponent both male and female. What happens when you put two legitimate badasses in a ring together? They beat the heck out of each other. This will be violent, it will be hard hitting and it will be awesome!
Aja Kong vs. Viper
This has the potential to be a legendary encounter. Aja Kong is a Joshi legend and one of the greatest women to lace up a pair of boots – the brute manhandled opponents for years and had a lethal spinning back fist. For someone that is only 5’5, she was a very hard hitter. Her opponent is one of the best women’s wrestlers in the world today. Viper currently holds five titles from promotions all over the world. The Mae Young Classic performer and ICW star has traveled the world and put on amazing matches with so many fantastic opponents. This match is a very simple case of pairing two fantastic wrestlers together and just watching the magic happen.