During the World Tag Team League 2018, Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) holds its all women tournament, Femmes Fatales featuring the likes of Toni Storm, Meiko Satomura, Millie McKenzie, Killer Keller, and Session Moth Martina. They all come to the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen on October 6th. Here’s a look at the first round match ups.
First Round: Wesna vs Meiko Satomura
Two veterans of the female wrestling scene. Wesna has been carrying the scene outside of the UK on her back with outstanding performances. Satomura is a legend of joshi wrestling and the co-founder of Sendai Girls’ Pro Wrestling. She is the current Fight Club: PRO FCP Champion and competed in the 2018 Mae Young Classic where she reached the semi-finals. These two legends of women’s wrestling are going to put on a clinic and both are a favorite to win the whole tournament. The career of Satomura is probaby on the last stretch, so it is an honor to witness any match of hers.
Prediction: Meiko Satomura
First Round: Toni Storm vs LuFisto
Storm is already on top of the wrestling scene and she is only 22-years old. Her crisp in-ring performances together with her charisma are the cause for her well-deserved fame. She is the former wXw Women’s champion (which had to be vacated due to her injury), the former PROGRESS Women’s champion and former World of Stardom Champion. Her opponent is a well seasoned veteran of the wrestling business and a pioneer of women’s wrestling, Montreal’s LuFisto. LuFisto’s in-ring career started in 1997 (when Storm was just two years old). LuFisto is the former SHINE champion and current JAPW Women´s champion and Rogue Women Warriors Champion.
Prediction: Toni Storm
First Round: Killer Kelly vs Kris Wolf
Kris Wolf made her wXw debut at the end of August and is in the midst of a tour there at least through December. She has performed for Pro Wrestling: EVE, Fight Club: PRO, PROGRESS and OTT as well. Her home promotion has been Stardom for the last years, where Wolf started her career in 2014. Her opponent is the Mae Young Classic competitior and first ever wXw Women’s champion Killer Kelly. The 26-year old has been all over Europe in 2018 and had a comet like rise to the top of the female wrestling scene. In the future she most likely will be an integral part of the WWE Women’s division.
Prediction: Killer Kelly
Audrey Bride vs Millie McKenzie
Bride is one of the few wrestlers from Hungary. She started her career in 2011 and toured all over Europe. Millie McKenzie has been trained by Pete Dunne, Travis Banks and Martin Zaki. The 18-year old SLPX athlete had her breakthrough year in 2018 so far. She is the former Defiant Women’s Champion and has been a part of the NXT UK Women’s Championship tournament and performs regular for Fight Club: PRO, PROGRESS, EVE and other UK promotions.
Prediction: Millie McKenzie
wXw Women’s Championship: Melanie Gray (c) vs. “Session Moth” Martina
Gray defeated “Alpha Female” Jazzy Gabert and Killer Kelly at the wXw Fans Appreciation Night to win the vacant wXw Women’s Title. These two have faced each other already in this year, with Martina defeating Gray in a hardcore match at Back To The Roots XVII (she’s actually 3-0 against Gray in wXw in her career). Martina has been on her first Stardom tour this year and is mostly known from OTT. She has possibly the best entrance ever (CLICK) in female wrestling and is one of the best ambassadors for intergender wrestling, which is picking up hugely. She is able to perform hardcore matches with anyone and can keep up with every wrestler, male or female.
Prediction: Melanie Gray retains