Female Wrestling - The Women of Wrestlicious
The Wrestlicious Roster - The Women of Wrestlicious TakeDown
The all female wrestling promotion Wrestlicious: TakeDown was an attempt to bring back the 1980s wrestling phenomena, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW).
Even if you think the lady wrestlers there weren't used to the best of their abilities, they gave a lot of female wrestlers from the Indy wrestling promotions a chance to shine and got them some PR.
And like they say, "There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary."
The first episode was pretty much "GLOW spun through a time warp" and you could really see it in the sketches and rapping.
Yes...rapping, like the old "Glow Rap"before the matches.
I think Wrestlicious would have been better off toning down the gimmicks, concentrating more on the wrestling, and maybe getting rid of that "Barbie Malibu Dream Ring" thing they have going on.
But like I said, they had some of the best wrestling talent out there, so here is a list of the female wrestlers that Wrestlicious had listed on their roster.
A lot of the roster changed after the first few tapings, but I tried to keep things as updated as I could.
Even though nothing has happened with them since May 2010 Takedown still maintains an internet presence with it's own website and Facebook page. Though I really don't know why.
Tyler Texas - Lorelei Lee
Amy Janas aka Tyler Texas and Lorelei Lee was born on June 22, 1982 and made her pro wrestling debut in 2004.
Amy is not only a wrestler, but also a bikini, figure and fitness competitor as well.
Amber Lively - Madison Rayne
Ashley Simmons was born on February 5, 1986 and made her professional wrestling debut in 2004 as well.
Besides Amber Lively, she has wrestled under the names Ashley Lane, Lexi Lane and in TNA, Madison Rayne.
Charlotte - Amber O'Neal
Kimberly Dawn Davis aka Amber O'Neal was born on June 22, 1974 and made her pro wrestling debut way back in 1999.
She started out in the Professional Girl Wrestling Association (PGWA) as Amber Holly, but changed her ring name to Amber O'Neal to avoid confusion with WWF/WWE Diva "Molly Holly".
Molly actually helped Amber in her tryout matches with the WWE.
Lacey Von Erich - Lacey von Erich
Lacey Adkisson is the daughter of Kerry Von Erich and the granddaughter of Fritz Von Erich.
She was born on July 17, 1986 and made her wrestling debut in 2007.
Although Lacey appears in the promos, she had to be released by the company after signing with TNA.
Paige Webb - Serena Deeb
Serena Deeb was born on June 29, 1986 and made her pro wrestling debut in 2005.
She has wrestled under the names, Mia Mancini, Serena, Serena Deeb, Serena Mancini and Paige Webb.
Serena was the six time OVW Women's Wrestling Champion.
Marley Sebastian - Daizee Haze
Daizee Haze was born on May 11, 1983 and made her professional wrestling debut in 2002.
Daizee has worked for a ton of Indy wrestling promotions like All Pro Wrestling, Anarchy Championship Wrestling, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, NWA Midwest, Shimmer Women Athletes (where she's also the head trainer) and even did some work for TNA.
Maui - Maria Santella
Half Vietnamese, quarter Italian and quarter Hungarian beauty Maria Santella plays Maui the Island Princess.
Though mainly a model, Maria has had some wrestling experience.
And get this, besides being a model and a wrestler. she's also a web developer!
Shauna Na - Kristin Flake
Of course female wrestler Kristin Flake is one of my favorites because I did an interview with her on one of my wrestling blogs.
So I'm biased.
As far as her training goes, to quote my interview with her....
"I trained with Dory Funk Jr, for a very short time in my teens. I then took several years away for school and to rehab a back injury. When I decided to start full-time in the ring, Kamakazi Kid started training me at the CWF school in Burlington, NC. I also worked there with Jeff Rudd. And I credit Amber O'Neal and Persephone for training me as far as performance at actual shows."
She made her wrestling debut in 2007.
Malibu McKenzie – Lana Kinnear
Glamour model and actress Lana Kinnear was born on July 29th, 1976.
You may remember her as Lana Star from the old WOW: Women of Wrestling wrestling promotion that was founded by David McLane who also founded GLOW and Powerful Women of Wrestling (POWW).
Glory - Christie Ricci
Christie Mathis was born on November 11, 1982 and made her pro wrestling debut in 2002.
She has worked for Lucha Libre Femenil, National Wrestling Alliance, Professional Girl Wrestling Association, Xcitement Wrestling Federation, Women's Extreme Wrestling (WEW), Shimmer Women Athletes and many others.
Alexandra The Great – Danyah
Canadian professional wrestler Danyah Rivietz made her pro wrestling debut in 2005.
Danyah started out in kick boxing and fitness, then moved to wrestling, training at the Squared Circle Pro Wrestling facility and the Devine Dungeon.
She's wrestled for Great Canadian Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Xtreme, Shimmer Women Athletes and NCW Femmes Fatales among other promotions
Super Nova and Toni The Top - Nikki Tsugranes
Nikki Tsugranes or Nikki The New York Knockout pulls double duty on Wrestlicious (I think) as both the superhero Super Nova and the heel character, Toni The Top.
Felony - Rain
One of my favorite Indy wrestlers, Rain was born Bonnie Maxon on September 10, 1981 and made her pro wrestling debut in 2000.
She has worked for IWA Mid-South, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), NWA Midwest, Ring of Honor, Shimmer Women Athletes, and Women Extreme Wrestling as Rain, and TNA as Payton Banks.
Rain has also worked for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) in Mexico.
White Magic – Lacey
Rain's BFF Lacey plays White Magic (at least at first, I've heard that Maria Santella takes over the role later).
Like Rain, Lacey has worked for a ton of wrestling promotions including Ring of Honor, SHIMMER, IWA-Mid South, Full Impact Pro, NWA Midwest, CHIKARA, ChickFight and MTV's Wrestling Society X.
Autumn Frost – Jennifer Blake
Jennifer Blake was trained by Derek Wylde and Cody Deaner and made her professional wrestling debut in 2007.
She's worked for Shimmer Women Athletes, Jersey All Pro Wrestling and Asistencia Asesoría y Administración among other promotions.
Kandi Kisses – Lizzy Valentine
Elizabeth Miklosi was born on August 10, 1983 and made her wrestling debut in 2000.
She has wrestled under a lot of names including Miss Led (in her debut), Cheerleader Valentina, Jersey Jean, Jordan, JV Love, J-Love, Valentina Laree, Valentina, VJ Love and of course Lizzy Valentine and Kandi Kisses.
Brooke Lynne – Becky Bayless
Rebecca Treston was born on February 3, 1982 and made her pro wrestling debut in 2002.
Becky is another young lady that has worked for almost every major Indy wrestling promotion including Ring of Honor (ROH), Full Impact Pro, Shimmer Women Athletes, Combat Zone Wrestling, IWA Mid South, Women's Extreme Wrestling, Wrestling Superstars Unleashed and Women Superstars Uncensored.
Sierra Sheraton – Erica D’Erico
Independent pro wrestler Erica D’Erico has worked for Impact Zone Wrestling and International Championship Wrestling.
Maria Toro – Mercedes Martinez
Mercedes Martinez was born on November 17, 1980 and made her professional wrestling debut in 2000.
Mercedes has worked for a ton of wrestling promotions, and held a lot of titles, at least fourteen with some being multiple title reigns.
Ninja Yada - Lena Yada
Japanese-American model, actress, Professional tandem surfer, and Professional wrestler Lena Yada was born on November 12, 1978 and made her wrestling debut in 2008.
Lena was breifly a WWE Diva in 2008.
The Naughty Girls – Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews
In Shimmer Women Athletes, Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews are known as the The Canadian Ninjas.
Kickflip Kitty (Helena Mayhem)
Helena Mayhem is not only a female wrestler, but she's an actress as well.
She appeared in the film Slime City Massacre and another film you may have heard of, The Wrestler.
Nevaeh (Kickstart Katie)
Nevaeh is Kickstart Katie.
She made her wrestling debut in 2005, and besides Wrestlicious, she has worked for Shimmer Women Athletes and Ring of Honor.
Jimmy’s Angels - Anaconda, Viper and Cobra
Loca (Cher Ferrerya) , Delta Lotta Pain (Jwaundace Candece) aka "Caged Heat" from WOW and Lotus (Jeannie Kim)
Lunch Ladies - Fern and Gert
Indy wrestlers Lexie Fyfe and Fantasia
As far as I can tell, Cousin Cassie, Lil Slamm, Coco Montego, Draculetta, Bandita, Bootcamp Bailey, Jailbait and Amina are all models.
But they may be replaced with female wrestlers later, or trained as wrestlers.
Wrestlicious Updates - Part One
Since I did this Hub, like I said there would be, there have been some changes to the Wrestlicious: TakeDown roster.
Loca (Cher Ferrerya), Delta Lotta Pain (Jwaundace Candece) aka "Caged Heat" from WOW and Lotus (Jeannie Kim), are now Anaconda, Cobra and Viper, respectively.
Azizza (a belly dancer, I have no idea who she is)
Bandita (still unknown, but the manager of Maria Toro)
Beatrice Bristol and Penelope Bristol
Beatrice Bristol and Penelope Bristol (Indy wrestlers Holly and Hannah Blossom, aka Team Blossom)
Bootcamp Bailey, Taylor Marion (On screen trainer, don't know who she is)
Charity (as Lorraine pointed out, Falycia Rose Pulver, an actress that has appeared on the TV show Popular and the Indy film Mina)
CoCo Montego (Indy wrestler Josette Bynum, who you may know better as Sojournor Bolt (Sojo Bolt) from TNA.
Emo Leigh (Indy wrestler Leva Bates who has worked for World Xtreme Wrestling, SHIMMER, Full Impact Pro, TNA and many more wrestling promotions)
Jezebel (Allison Plunkett who you may know better as indy wrestler Allison Wonderland)
Juvi Hall (Kayla Meltzer who is the daughter of former GLOW wrestler, Roxy Astor)
Masked Millie (Indy wrestler Ann Brookstone also known as Ann Thraxx)
Tina the Trigger
Tina the Trigger (Indy wrestler Sammi Lane)
Wrestlicious Updates - Part Two
Jimmy Hart said on The Bubba the Love Sponge Show that Wrestlicious is close to securing a television deal with MTV2.
Didn't MTV do the ill-fated Wrestling Society X?
Yes, we know they did.
Wrestlicious Updates - Part Three
On May 16th, 2011, Wrestlicious announced that they had a deal with New York’s Union Square Agency.
They also said in the press release that they also had a letter of intent from a Viacom-owned network to show the next season.
Since Viacom owns MTV2, this maybe what Jimmy Hart was referring to on The Bubba the Love Sponge Show.
Their YouTube site hasn't been updated in 10 months, but they still are updating their Facebook page.
Wrestlicious Updates - Part Four
On April 22nd, 2012 on their Facebook page Wrestlicious posted this....
"Wrestlicious wants to thank our fans and followers for their loyalty and patience. Our highly anticipated re-launch is drawing nearer!"
2009 Wrestlicious Demo
Wrestlicious Sizzle Reel for 2010
The Women of Wrestlicious on the Net
- Wrestlicious - Wrestlicious
Wrestlicious premieres its new flagship show, TakeDown next Monday night across North America after nearly two years of planning and preparation.
- Wrestlicious: TakeDown on Facebook
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- Wrestlicious: TakeDown on Twitter
Wrestlicious: TakeDown's Twitter account