Preview: Women’s Wrestling Revolution Widowmaker (2/23/19)

Women’s Wrestling Revolution (WWR) returns to the NYWC Sportatorium on February 23rd with Widowmaker! They’re bringing more of the great women’s wrestling that we know and love. There’s also a few debuts set to take place at Widowmaker. Lisa Marie Varon, Allysin Kay and the rising star Leyla Hirsch all will make their WWR debuts. They will join regulars such as Skylar, Solo Darling, Willow Nightingale, Maria Manic and more. Let’s get down to the action!

Lisa Marie Varon vs. Kris Statlander

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As mentioned before, Lisa Marie Varon will be making her debut. Back in January, Lisa announced that 2019 would be her final year as an active wrestler. She’s since gone on a bit of a farewell tour, signing on to debut for many companies including WWR. Lisa is a two-time WWE Women’s Champion and a five-time TNA Knockouts Champion. Her career has spanned nearly 19 years, as she started wrestling back in June of 2000. She’s a product of Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), some other famous students are John Cena, Samoa Joe, and Christopher Daniels. Lisa turned many heads early in her career, as has her opponent Kris Statlander.

Kris Statlander is a product of the Long Island-based school Create-A-Pro-Wrestler. With less than two years in the business, she’s showing everyone how extraterrestrial she is. Kris has become a regular in WWR and its sister promotion, Beyond Wrestling. She also appears in promotions such as New York Wrestling Connection (NYWC), Black Label Pro (BLP), BriiCombination Wrestling (BCW), Limitless Wrestling, and Victory Pro Wrestling (VPW). Like Varon, she is a two-time women’s champion, but for VPW. These two will surely put on a great match at Widowmaker.

The Bird & The Bee (Solo Darling & Willow Nightingale) vs. Veda Scott & Allie Kat

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Fresh off their major win at Tournament for Tomorrow, the Bird and the Bee return to WWR. Solo Darling and Willow Nightingale have been proving themselves as quite the formidable unit. They’ve expanded their resume to include CHIKARA where they also were winners, capturing two points at National Pro Wrestling Day 2019. Their opponents are Veda Scott and Allie Kat. Allie is making her return to WWR after more than a year, she was last seen in 2017. She’s kept busy though, working for promotions such as BLP and NOVA Pro Wrestling, among others. Veda has been on a bit of a world tour, coming off tours in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Europe. The two have never teamed before but perhaps their love of cats will help them forge a bond.

Sonya Strong (w/ Violette) vs. Karissa Rivera

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Sonya Strong still has issues to be settled with Team Adams. Damien Adams’ latest protégée is Karissa Rivera. Sonya’s war with Team Adams stretches back to August of 2018 and will continue here. Sonya is also the current House of Glory Women’s Champion. Rivera is young in her career but has a great pedigree. She is a second-generation wrestler; her father Steve King was a wrestler and competed for WWE as enhancement talent. Karissa has also been trained by arguably one of the best trainers in wrestling right now. Damien Adams has trained people such as Tasha Steelz, Karen Q and Deonna Purrazzo. The latter two are now with WWE. Karissa has also worked with WWE, having faced Lacey Evans on an episode of NXT. At Widowmaker, will Sonya finally get her problems with Team Adams sorted out? Or will Karissa’s start continue to rise?

Allysin Kay vs. Skylar

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Allysin Kay, current Shine Wrestling Champion, will make her WWR debut as well. The former IMPACT Wrestling Knockout has also been a staple for major women’s promotions such as Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) and SHIMMER Women Athletes. The Detroit native will have a size advantage over her opponent, the hot scoop Skylar. AK is a towering 5’10, whereas Skylar is around the 5’3 mark. Skylar doesn’t let those types of things discourage her though, she has heart and confidence in spades. The red-headed lady may only have three years to her credit thus far, but she has taken on many great opponents and won. She holds wins over WWR regulars like Kimber Lee and Davienne. One thing is for sure, Allysin Kay will have her hands full at Widowmaker with Skylar.

BC/AD (Terra Calaway & Harlow O’Hara) vs. Team Sea Stars (Delmi Exo & Ashley Vox)

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In our next tag team bout scheduled for WWR Widowmaker, we have two established teams. BC/AD is the team of Terra Callaway and Harlow O’Hara. They had previously been dubbed Gothicc, but have now decided on a much longer moniker that is abbreviated to BC/AD. The Queen of Dinosaurs and the High Priestess of the Church of Harlow may have only teamed together a handful of times but work well together. Their opponents, the Sea Stars, have worked together many times. Delmi Exo and Ashley Vox have teamed together since 2015. So, while the Sea Stars have the advantage in terms of team experience, BC/AD have the size advantage. Both Terra and Harlow are powerful wrestlers which will be tough for the Sea Stars to overcome.

Maria Manic vs. Leyla Hirsch

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In our final announced match at Widowmaker, we have one more debut. Leyla Hirsch is a relatively new face in wrestling, having made her debut in late 2017. Prior to getting into pro wrestling, she was an amateur wrestler. She is a student of DJ Hyde and the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) Academy. Despite her short amount of time in the business, she’s recently taken on some huge names and won. At CZW Cage of Death 20 she took on Mercedes Martinez, and recently at CZW Twenty, she defeated LuFisto.

Here Leyla will take on another tough competitor in Maria Manic. Maria Manic is also a newer face on the scene, has been wrestling for almost four years. While Leyla may have the technical wrestling advantage, Maria has the power advantage. The Maneater has and will dominate anyone she would like to. This one will be one to watch to peek into the future of women’s wrestling.

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Also scheduled to appear are Riley Shepard and WWR’s slugger, Davienne. WWR will be bringing you Widowmaker live from the NYWC Sportatorium on Saturday, February 23rd. If you can’t make it out to the New York area, you can watch it live on IndependentWrestling.TV. The event will begin at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.


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