A new woman entered All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on Wednesday night, as Portugese wrestler Shanna made her AEW debut against returning joshi star Hikaru Shida.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) October 31, 2019
A 13-year pro, Shanna has predominantly made her name in Europe and Asia. Trained by French veteran Louis Napoleon, she really started gaining momentum in 2010 with Federation Francaise de Catch Professionnel (FFCP) in France and in the UK with Pro Wrestling EVE. She became a regular in the UK indie scene over the years with Southside Wrestling Entertainment (SWE), Kamikaze Pro, International Pro Wrestling (IPW), Pro Wrestling Ulster (PWU), and others, including winning EVE’s 2013 Queen of the Ring, as well as the SWE Queen of Southside in 2018, and the Kamikaze Pro Fighting Females Champion this spring.
She also competes across Europe, where she’s competed with the German Wrestling Federation (GWF), Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), and France’s Association Biterroise de Catch (ABC), where she’s the reigning 2x ABC Women’s Champion. She’s also trained and worked the joshi style, after spending two years with Japan’s Stardom in 2016 and 2017. While she’s probably not familiar to many US wrestling fans, she has experience in the US indie system as well, working for Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Shine Wrestling, Women’s Superstars Uncensored (WSU), Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), and Full Impact Pro (FIP). In 2014, she appeared for TNA/IMPACT Wrestling for two dates in the UK, including a match against Gail Kim.