The fallout, purge, and reclamation of the UK indie scene following the ongoing #SpeakingOut movement have seen more shuffling and creation of positions of authority for women in the UK indie scene, with PROGRESS Wrestling making waves as well as Schadenfreude & Friends. TNT Extreme Wrestling has also joined in, announcing on Monday the addition of UK indie stars Kasey Owens (Kelly Robinson) and Molly Spartan (Louise Marshall) to the promotion as the new safeguarding officials. TNT was one of the companies that recently stripped David Starr of their World Championship after allegations of sexual misconduct.
ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING NEW SAFEGUARDING OFFICIALS pic.twitter.com/dRWaGGDpeV
— TNT Extreme Wrestling (@TNTExtremeWres) June 22, 2020
Scotland’s Molly Spartan is a graduate of the Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum, and since 2016 has been a staple on the UK indie scene working with the likes of Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), FutureShock, British Empire Wrestling (BEW), Tidal Championship Wrestling (TCW), as well as TNT. She’s a former FutureShock Women’s Champion, holding the belt for 313-days in 2018.
Kasey Owens is one-half of the Owens Twins, whose sister Leah Owens works on commentary for Pro Wrestling EVE following an injury in 2018. Kasey Owens has been a top indie star in the UK scene since her debut in 2010 and the Belfast, Ireland native is a regular with ICW, EVE, TNT, Discovery Wrestling, and multiple other UK and Ireland promotions, as well as a tour with Stardom in Japan in 2016.
In their statement on Twitter, TNT stated that “(i)n the first of many changes we will be making over the next few weeks, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Louise Marshall & Kelly Robinson as our Official Safeguarding officers. We could not be happier to have these two amazing people on board with TNT Extreme Wrestling in a much larger capacity, especially one that we know they will excel at.”
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