A few weeks ago, Bar Wrestling announced that, in conjunction with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they will be partnering with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation to present their upcoming event, Bar Wrestling 21: Breastlemania.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & we’re teaming with @DrLoveResearch for#BarWrestling 21: Breastlemania!
Oct 17th at @1720warehouse in LA with show profits being donated to charity.
• $25 presale tickets at https://t.co/JzJVmr6SOO
• $40 walk-up tickets sold at door. pic.twitter.com/Qylng0NAwi
— Bar Wrestling (@BarWrestling) October 1, 2018
As their mission statement reads, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is “dedicated to achieving a future without breast cancer by engaging the public and the scientific communities in innovative research. We do this through performing and facilitating innovative and collaborative research, translating science to engage the public as informed partners, and inspiring novel research…The goal of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is to identify the barriers to research and to then create new solutions.”
According to Bar’s official Twitter account, portions of the ticket sales and t-shirt sales for Breastlemania will go to the DSLF in order to help meet the goal of “ending breast cancer in our lifetime.”
Breastlemania t-shirts will also be available at #BarWrestling 21 with profits from these as well as ticket sale profits being donated to @DrLoveResearch
October 17th at @1720warehouse in Los Angeles
• $25 presale tickets at https://t.co/JzJVmr6SOO
• $40 walk-up tickets at door pic.twitter.com/Pq0a47RbEI
— Bar Wrestling (@BarWrestling) October 7, 2018
When Bar first released a poster for the event, it appeared that this was set to be an all-women’s card, something to rival WWE Evolution, which takes place on October 28. However, the company quickly shot down that notion, tweeting that “it is our belief that the evolution is equality and not segregation.” This shouldn’t come as a surprise given Bar was founded by Joey Ryan, who has always been a huge proponent of intergender wrestling and was even in one of the most well known intergender tag teams of the last decade, World’s Cutest Tag Team, with current NXT superstar Candice LeRae.
A few days ago, Bar began to reveal the roster for Breastlemania. On the men’s side, it is a series of Bar regulars including Joey Ryan, Scorpio Sky, Brian Cage, Violence Unlimited (Tyler Bateman and Brody King), LuchaSaurus, RockNES Monsters (Johnny Yuma & Kevin Martenson), Eli Everfly and PPRay (Peter Avalon & Ray Rosas).
Also appearing for the men is the Australian team of the Filip Bros, also known as The Natural Classics (Stevie & Tome Filip), who are not just making their Bar debut but their U.S. debut (as a team, Tome made his U.S. debut for Zelo Pro in 2017) as well. Older brother Tome has been wrestling since 2014 while younger brother Stevie followed him into the business two years later.
#FilipBros 🇺🇸 https://t.co/aGQlItUglA
— Stevie Filip 🔥 (@StevieFilip) October 4, 2018
On the women’s side, Bar has put together quite the roster as well, a group representing the present and the future and that really is the who’s who of women’s indie wrestling. Among the announced wrestlers are the current women’s champions in PCW ULTRA, The Crash, RISE, IMPACT Wrestling, Zelo Pro, WrestleCircus, Women Superstars Uncensored, Anarchy Championship Wrestling, SHIMMER, Pro Wrestling Revolution, Riot City Wrestling, Newcastle Pro Wrestling, IWA: Mid South, Gold Rush Pro Wrestling and Inspire Pro, as well as tag team championships in SHIMMER, WSU and Queens of Combat.
Tessa Blanchard: A pro of just four years, the 23-year-old Tessa Blanchard is not just one of the best independent wrestlers, she’s not just one of the best women’s wrestlers, she’s one of the best wrestlers in the world period. A third generation wrestler, Blanchard respects her family legacy but has also been out to make a name for herself, something she has no doubt done. Accomplishing a feat that not even many men do, Blanchard is currently in possession of seven titles from seven different companies, including PCW Ultra, The Crash, RISE and IMPACT Wrestling. A household name the world over, Blanchard was part of All In last month and made her Bar debut in 2018 as well, having wrestled four events for the promotion overall.
Scarlett Bordeaux: Known as “The Perfect Ten,” Scarlett Bordeaux has brought a fresh perspective and intriguing character to IMPACT Wrestling as “The Smoke Show.” The 27-year-old Bordeaux is more than just a pretty face though as she’s been wrestling for seven years with promotions including Ring of Honor, World Wonder Ring Stardom, AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined and Lucha Libre AAA. Bordeaux made her one and only Bar appearance at Bar Wrestling 4: Autumn in LA.
Sage Sin: A professional wrestler since 2013, “The Pumpkin Queen” Sage Sin has garnered praise in the California indie scene where she regularly performs. Sin made her Bar debut at Bar Wrestling 5: This is Halloween, but she has also worked for NWA, IWA: MS, Underground Empire Wrestling, RISE and more. Sin is currently the ACW American Joshi Champion in her first reign.
Nicole Savoy: A former collegiate basketball player, the 32-year-old Nicole Savoy has been wrestling since 2011 and has certainly made a name for herself in that time. Savoy has taken part in such prestigious tournaments as the 5STAR Grand Prix and WWE’s Mae Young Classic. Savoy has been a fixture at SHIMMER and is currently their champion in the midst of her first reign. Savoy, who made her one and only Bar appearance at Bar Wrestling 16: Some Days You Just Can’t Get Rid Of A Bomb!, is also the current women’s champion in PWR.
Penelope Ford: While Penelope Ford has a background in cheerleading, classifying her as anything less than a bad ass professional wrestler would be a mistake. Trained in the Combat Zone Wrestling Dojo, the 26-year-old Ford has been wrestling since 2014 and in that span has wrestled all over, for companies including Game Changer Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, CHIKARA, WSU and more. One half of the current WSU and QOC tag team champions, Ford made her one and only Bar appearance at Bar Wrestling 8: Happily Ever After.
Diamante: Perhaps better known as Angel Rose, the 27-year-old Diamante is one of the most underrated indie wrestlers in terms of overall talent and charisma. A former 5x Independent Championship Wrestling champion, Diamante has wrestled for IMPACT, where she was part of the LAX faction, NWA, FEST Wrestling, QOC, WC, PCW ULTRA and more. She made her WWE debut in 2017 in a squash match against Asuka and will make her Bar debut at Breastlemania.
Indi Hartwell: A professional wrestler of just two years, it didn’t take long into her career for the 21-year-old Indi Hartwell to start making her mark. Having trained at Professional Championship Wrestling, Hartwell has worked both in her native Australia as well as for two top women’s promotions in SHIMMER and RISE. Hartwell worked her only other Bar event at Bar Wrestling 11: April O’Neil earlier this year. She is currently the women’s champion in RCW and NPW.
Shotzi Blackheart: Hailing from California, Shotzi Blackheart made her pro wrestling debut in May 2015 for Alternative Wrestling Show. In the past three years, the “Ballsy Badass” has certainly become a known name on the indie scene, working for NWA, Big Time Wrestling, International Wrestling Cartel, SHIMMER, RISE, Shine, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, SMASH and IMPACT Wrestling to name a few. The current IWA: MS Women’s Champion and GRPW Lady Luck Champion, Blackheart wrestled her first and only match for Bar at Bar Wrestling 13: Hold On To Your Butts.
Ruby Raze: As someone wrote on Ruby Raze’s Cagematch profile, “any woman that can beat Saraya Knight can probably beat anyone.” A native of California, Raze began wrestling in 2011. In the past eight years, she’s wrestled all over, most notably for AWS, FIST Combat and Santino Bros. Wrestling. She made her one and only Bar appearance at Bar Wrestling 9: February Stars.
Kiera Hogan: Another relative newcomer to wrestling, the 24-year-old Kiera Hogan turned pro in 2015 and has been lighting up the industry ever since. Known as the “Girl on Fire,” Hogan really broke out in 2016 when she began to work for all the top women’s promotions in RISE, QOC, Shine, SHIMMER and WSU. Hogan has also worked for World Wrestling Network, EVOLVE and is a current IMPACT Wrestling Knockout. A former WSU Spirit Champion, Hogan wrestled for Bar once before at Bar Wrestling 14: Pinkerton.
Heather Monroe: Trained by Santino Bros. Wrestling Academy, the 28-year-old Heather Monroe made her pro wrestling debut just two years ago. In a short time however, Monroe has made a name for herself in the women’s wrestling industry. She made her WWE debut in 2017 in a squash match against Nia Jax and this year, made her debut in ROH and the Crash as well. Of the women set to compete at Breastlemania, Monroe is one of the company’s veterans, having worked 13 of Bar’s previous 20 events, most notably as part of the Killer Baes, alongside Laura James.
Delilah Doom: Delilah Doom is another Bar veteran, having worked nine events, eight of which have been in the last year, and most of which have been alongside tag team partner Eli Everfly as DoomFly. However, the 30-year-old Doom is a great wrestler in her own right having worked for such companies as NWA, RISE, SHIMMER, WC, AWS, AAW, WWE and more. She is the current Inspire Pro Undefinable Champion and one half of the SHIMMER tag team champions with Leva Bates as Totally Tubular Tag Team.
Katarina: A professional wrestler for 18 years, Katarina is by far the most tenured female wrestler who will be at Breastlemania. A pro since 2000, Katarina is most known for her time in Ohio Valley Wrestling and WWE, where she wrestled from 2006-10, and her time in IMPACT Wrestling, where she wrestled from 2010-12, 2015, and is currently back on the roster. Katarina has also worked for AWS, Pro Wrestling EVE, WrestlePro, Defiant, CHIKARA and more. A former 2x Knockouts Champion and 2x OVW Champion, Katarina will be wrestling in her fourth match for Bar.
Also announced for the show are referees Rick Knox and Nick Bonanno, commentators Kathy Campanelli and Christian Cole and ring announcer, Melissa Santos.
Tickets are still available for Breastlemania and can be purchased at TicketFly. For those not in the Los Angeles area, Breastlemania, along with the rest of Bar Wrestling’s catalog, can be found at Highspots Wrestling Network and Powerslam.tv
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