Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at all of the amazing talents working the independent circuits around the world. Some are veterans revitalizing their careers, some are indie prospects hitting their peaks, while others are names to be on the watch for! If the temperature seemed to drop, it’s because we are about to take a deep dive into the promising career of “The Coolest Wrestler You’ll Ever Meet,” Lady Frost.
In the words of writer and novelist Cynthia Ozick, “two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression.” There are few forms of entertainment where the latter is as important as professional wrestling. Lady Frost is an independent wrestler who immediately catches an audience’s attention. Sporting short, platinum blonde hair, bright, blue eyes, and a white entrance cloak, she wouldn’t be out of place in a contemporary superhero movie or science fiction film. Though she’s only been wrestling for a few years, she built a solid fan base that continues to grow.
Lady Frost: A Deep Dive
Her Early Life
What may surprise new professional wrestling fans is that Lady Frost is a generational performer. Born Brittany Rae Steding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she is the granddaughter of Tony Silipini, who wrestled under aliases including Battman and Tony Marino. From 1963 up until his retirement in 1987, he worked for National Wrestling Alliance territories, which Lady Frost would become familiar with during her career, as well as the World Wide Wrestling Federation.
Despite wrestling being in her blood, for lack of better terms, Lady Frost pursued other forms of athletics growing up. Later in life, she met her future husband, professional wrestler and mixed martial artist Victor Benjamin, at a fitness convention. In fact, it was partially due to her husband that she first became involved in professional wrestling. She began her wrestling career as Benjamin’s valet before ultimately getting into the in-ring side of the profession; together, Lady Frost and Victor Benjamin are known as Pretty Proper on the independent wrestling scene.
The Beginning of Lady Frost’s Wrestling Career
Lady Frost had no intention of becoming a professional wrestler, though her ambitions changed as 2018 drew near. In March of that year, she made her in-ring debut on one of the biggest stages for a newcomer: WWE Monday Night Raw. As Jamie Frost, she lost to WWE Superstar Asuka in a 30-second encounter. Despite coming up short against “The Empress of Tomorrow,” Frost’s in-ring pursuits didn’t end here. If anything, this match motivated her.
That same year, Lady Frost started wrestling across the independent scene. Whether in solo competition or alongside her husband as Pretty Proper, “The Coolest Wrestler You’ll Ever Meet” was steadily building a name for herself. Her first independent matches took place in Ryse Wrestling in June. In the months that followed, she was able to showcase her skills in Atomic Championship Wrestling, RISE Wrestling, and elsewhere. Furthermore, Frost had no shortage of credible opponents to work with, including Solo Darling and LuFisto.
In 2019, Lady Frost’s independent wrestling efforts continued. She began the year by challenging IWA Women’s Champion Max the Impaler at IWA Mid-South‘s Winter Wars 2019 event. From there, she appeared for CHIKARA in March, even taking part in the Young Lions Cup XV, and worked multiple events in conjunction with Ring of Honor. In terms of women’s wrestling organizations, Frost debuted for Queens of Combat in October of that year, working a three-way match at their Halloqueen Havoc event, as well as SHIMMER the month after. By this point, Lady Frost was a consistent competitor on the independent scene, though the following year would pose challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wrestling Following the COVID-19 Pandemic
Lady Frost managed to stay in the public eye, in regard to independent wrestling, despite the aforementioned COVID-19 challenges. This would help as she returned to action at WrestlePro in August of 2020, where she faced Ray Lynn in a losing effort. From there, Frost’s appearances grew more frequent, allowing her to work for Titan Championship Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, and elsewhere. Frost moved on to her second biggest platform later that November: AEW Dark. She worked 2 All Elite Wrestling matches that year, one where she teamed with Jennacide against Ivelisse and Diamante, and the other which saw her face Red Velvet. The wrestling world was continuing to become acquainted with the “Ice Cold” Pittsburgh native.
Lady Frost’s name value reached an all-time high in 2021. In January, she began making appearances for Game Changer Wrestling. Starting with the Allie Kat’s Real Hot Girl Sh*t block during GCW Fight Forever, she faced Molly McCoy in a successful effort. Later that spring, she became the Hurricane Pro Wrestling Women’s Champion, defeating Heather Monroe and ending her 644-day title reign. This marked Frost’s first-ever title victory. The following spring, Frost debuted for the NWA, locking horns with former AEW Dark teammate Jennacide, Taryn Terrell, and others. She also debuted in IMPACT Wrestling this past July, answering an open challenge issued by IMPACT Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo.
Lady Frost in NWA EmPowerrr and Beyond
Lady Frost played a sizable role at this past August’s NWA EmPowerrr, the National Wrestling Alliance’s first pay-per-view consisting of entirely women’s competitors. Frost participated in the NWA Women’s Invitational Cup, vying for an NWA World Women’s title match. Before then, she was the fourth announced competitor behind Chelsea Green, Jamie Senegal, and Tootie Lynn. In said match, Frost took her time making her way into the ring before being eliminated by wrestling veteran Debbie Malenko.
It’s fair to say that, as the years progressed, Lady Frost’s name became more prevalent in wrestling. This is evident even beyond the scope of professional wrestling, as she debuted for major organizations like IMPACT Wrestling and has been a fixture in the NWA women’s scene to boot. Where will the path ahead take her next? No matter who she defeats or the titles that she claims, her talent and potential are as clear as the snow is white.
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