WWE is currently running a women’s only tryout in the UK. The news was first broken by WrestleTalk who provided a list of the participants. As many of the names are still young women making their impression on the scene most of the names will fly under the radar of people who don’t keep up with the UK and Irish wrestling scene. We will be providing a complete rundown of the women at the tryout and provide free and legal matches where possible. WWE has since released full details of the tryout. Here are your WWE UK Women’s Tryout participants
UK Women’s Tryout Participants
Rhio is a twenty-two-year-old that had yet to get a major break in the scene. She has performed very well for mid-level indies like Breed Pro Wrestling, Tidal Championship Wrestling, British Empire Wrestling and Preston City Wrestling (PCW) among others. She has also managed to become a two-time PCW Women’s champion and a one-time TCW Women’s Champion.
The “Demon Princess” is a six year veteran having been trained in part by the legendary Knight family. She spent most of her early years tied down to the Knight’s Bellatrix and World Association Of Wrestling promotions but branched out in 2017 and started to make an impact on the UK scene. Since then she’s made her way to promotions like Southside Wrestling Entertainment, PCW, ATTACK! Pro Wrestling, PROGRESS .Wrestling and International Pro Wrestling: UK among others. During this time she’s got the opportunity to wrestle the likes of Deonna Purazzo, Sienna, Su Yung, Kay Lee Ray , and LuFisto.
Kanji had a breakut year in 2018, which was also her rookie year! She made an impression at DEFIANT Wrestling where she captured the women’s championship. While her biggest exposure comes in Defiant she can also be found at Wrestling Resurgence and SWE as well as a few other UK indies.
An Irish wrestler who has wrestled all over the island of Ireland from Celtic Championship Wrestling to Over The Top (OTT) Wrestling and everywhere in between. Her rivalry with Raven Creed saw the two go to war many times in some of the best women’s matches in Irish Wrestling history. Once a babyface that could get any crowd behind her and now a Woke Queen who turns the fans against her she is a diverse wrestler that can be anything you need.
Session Moth Martina
Irish Wrestling star the Session Moth Martina became one of the most popular performers in OTT thanks to her party-loving, beer drinking character. Her antics have helped her tour the world as a comedy performer. Don’t let the character or comedy decieve you though Martina is one of the best unsigned wrestlers in the world today after two tours of Stardom in 2018 saw her improve in the ring by leaps and bounds. A former two-time OTT Women’s Champion, former OTT Gender Neutral Champion, former ICW Women’s Champion and current Discovery Wrestling Women’s Champion Martina is one of the best around and would be a huge asset to the WWE. Probably the biggest name out of all of the UK Women’s tryout participants and one that people have wanted to see get signed for the longest time.
Candyfloss is a face that NXT UK fans will recognize as she has made appearances on the show, mostly in quick defeats. The young woman’s pink hair matches her sweet personality and usually happy and playful gimmick. Despite all she’s accomplished in her career, including a tour of Stardom, personal circumstances have held Candyfloss back. Now that they’re behind her the wrestling world is at her feet.
Mad Doll Jokey made her name in the Italian wrestling scene before getting her big break with Scotland’s ICW where she works as Aivil. She’s almost made for WWE with her fantastic character work making her stand out from the other women. A worker that has been refined in her five-year career which has seen her compete all over Europe
Schofield started training just last year in the school of British Wrestling great Marty Jones and has a background in bodybuilding and Modeling. She has previously attempted to break into the business when she tried out for TNA’s British Bootcamp.
A protege of Katey Harvey and someone that has made a big impact on the Irish wrestling scene in her young career. The current OTT Women’s Champion, the first ever female winner of the Irish Junior Heavyweight Championship, pinning Jordan Devlin to win the title, and was previously the Pro Wrestling Ulster women’s champion. She has spent the last month in Germany with Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) further honing her already advanced skills.
Steph De Lander
Australian wrestler Steph De Lander has been another in a long line of talented female wrestlers to come out of the region. Having impressed for a time as Facebrook she left that gimmick behind and has not looked back since. As well as competing in every major Australian wrestling company she has also wrestled for SHIMMER and RISE Women’s Wrestling.
A standout UK performer Jamie Hayter has been extremely impressive everywhere she’s gone. Her accomplishments speak for themselves as she is a former RevPro Undisputed British Women’s Champion and the winner of the 2018 EVE She-1. Hayter also had a successful tour of Stardom in early 2019 and competed in their 5 Star Grand Prix in 2018 and has demonstrated an ability to play a great heel in her time on the indies.
A Canadian wrestler with four years of exprience Shaw trained at the Lance Storm wrestling academy. She represents the new wave of women’s wrestler that are looking to pull similar athletic feats to the likes of Will Ospreay and Ricochet. At 5ft 7 she also has a height advantage on most wrestlers that can make her more appealing to the WWE. Shaw has spent 2019 wrestling all over the UK and winning over new fans everywhere she’s been including ATTACK! Pro Wrestling, Wrestle Gate Pro, Riptide Wrestling, Pro Wrestling: EVE and more
Jayde is someone that has it. She has an awesome look and conveys personality while in the ring. Her character work is also really good. For someone that only debuted in 2016, Jayde has the abilities of someone much more experienced. A regular for HOPE Wrestling has also made appearances at Breed, SWE, Good Wrestling and IPW:UK among others.
A trainee of CCW Raven Creed has defied all expectation and become women’s champion of OTT. Originally her dark promos and twisted character made her a hated heel, as was the fact she feuded with fan favorite Debbie Keitel, but after months of impressive performances in OTT, after being the shining light of the now-defunct CCW, she captured the OTT Women’s Championship at Defiant 2, an all women’s show, dethroning the hated Sammii Jayne and becoming a huge babyface star in the process as the famed Tivoli theatre was treated to one last memorable moment. Since then she has held down the women’s division in OTT and made her debut for EVE. The sky is the limit for Creed as she has the total package to be a wrestling star.
Mead has a background in modeling and made her debut for PROGRESS Wrestling towards the end of May. She is also a youtube personality who has been documenting her journey through training, which she started in February 2018, she finally made her debut this year and has already made it to PROGRESS. Big things are surely on the horizon as May seems to be exactly the kind of performer WWE looks for
Trained by the NXT UK Tag team champions Zack Gibson and James Drake she debuted in 2017. She has yet to really make her big break and has mostly been working RWA shows so far.
Luna has two years experience in the ring but has already managed to capture the Celtic Crown Women’s Championship in Dragon Pro Wrestling and has also made appearances in PCW, ATTACK, and IPW: UK most notably.
Blaze debuted in 2018 but has already made a quick impact. Blaze 2 belts is the current CPW and World War Wrestling women’s champions. She appears frequently for mid level indies like Pro Wrestling Clash, DNA Wrestling the aforementioned World War Wrestling and a few other companies.
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