Billie Starkz vs. Athena for ROH Women’s Title Announced for ROH Final Battle 2023, Updated Card
Thursday’s ROH TV show featured one new match officially announced for the card of Ring of Honor’s Final Battle 2023 event, which takes place on December 15th at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas.
This new match announced was a ROH Women’s World Championship match of Billie Starkz vs. Athena (c).
This match was setup following a Minion In Training Graduation ceremony segment and Starkz attacking Athena after finally having enough of Athena’s demeaning treatment and bullying towards her over the past several months.
#ROH Owner & CEO @TonyKhan speaks on the upcoming #ROHFinalBattle event on Friday, December, 15th exclusively on https://t.co/8dcdtxr3sN.— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) December 1, 2023
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Thursday’s show also featured Dalton Castle and Komander advancing to the 6-Way Survival of the Fittest match for the vacant ROH World Television Championship at Final Battle 2023.
- ROH Women’s World Championship – Billie Starkz vs. Athena (c)
- Vacant ROH World Television Championship Survival of the Fittest match – Dalton Castle vs. Komander vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA
LuFisto Announces Launch of New All-Women’s Promotion Called Women’s Wrestling Syndicate
Indie wrestler LuFisto recently announced that she is launching a new all-women’s wrestling promotion called Women’s Wrestling Syndicate.
LuFisto also announced that details regarding her promotion’s first ever event will be announced in the future.
IWS Soldiers and fans around the world, I’m thrilled to finally welcome you to the Women’s Wrestling Syndicate!
I’ve been involved in a few all-women’s promotions throughout the years but never had my own where I could really make my vision become a reality. Promotions come and go and I feel that, with the new hungry students and veterans that are still on the scene, it’s time that to roll up my sleeves and get to work.
I’ve been thinking about this project for a very long time. I want to provide a safe place, a home, to women who have chosen professional wrestling. My goal has always been to leave the industry better than it was when I’m done but there is still much work to do.
From the staff to the locker room, this is really an ALL-women’s promotion.
Here, egos and cliques are not welcomed as we stand together as women to offer you the best show possible. We stand tall and proud to deliver great and entertaining matches while we perfect our craft as a strong unit.
The Syndicate is a place where we can learn while pushing our limits. It’s a place where we share our passion for professional wrestling while having fun doing it. And we want to share this love with you!
We will announce our first event soon and we hope to see you there!
Women’s Wrestling Syndicate…
Built by women. For women.
My new project, the Women’s Wrestling Syndicate! pic.twitter.com/WBAZd8FOOg— LuFisto (@LuFisto) November 30, 2023
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
This past Wednesday’s World Tag League 2023 event for New Japan Pro Wrestling in Shizuoka, Japan featured The Gates of Agony (Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun) joining EVIL’s House of Torture stable. Following House of Torture’s victory over Yuto Nakashima & Gates of Agony in a Six-Man Tag Team match at the event, EVIL gave HoT shirts as a membership offer to Gates of Agony, which Gates of Agony accepted. In an interesting note, HoT’s EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi are scheduled to face off against Gates of Agony in a tournament match at tonight’s World Tag League 2023 event.
F1RST Wrestling recently announced that Dante Martin will be making an appearance for the company at their Wrestlepalooza 2024 event on January 14, 2024 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Al Snow filed a trademark for “Al Snow” on November 24th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
As noted before, Westside Xtreme Wrestling and indies wrestler Absolute Andy, real name Andreas Ullman, passed away at the age of 40 this past November. wXw recently announced that they will be inducting Absolute Andy into their Hall of Fame during their 16 Carat Gold 2024 tournament weekend on Saturday, March 9, 2024.
In a recent interview with the Battleground Podcast, Chris Sabin gave his thoughts about why Impact Wrestling will not be bringing back their classic six-sided ring as part of their rebranding back to TNA Wrestling. Sabin stated “I don’t think there was ever serious discussion about it, not any that I was involved in any way. There might have been at that level, but I think the consensus was that it’s a little more dangerous ring, and that could have been just the one that TNA used back in the day, because the bump was really, really hard, but apparently, it had to be that way because of how the six-sided ring is constructed. So I don’t think there’s any serious discussion.I think it’s cool. I think it’s different, but at the same time, I think the health and well-being of the performers has to come first before something like that.” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)
Impact recently announced one new match for the card of their Final Resolution 2023 event on December 9th at the Don Kolov Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Impact World Tag Team Championship – Brian Myers & Eddie Edwards vs. ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) (c)
Major League Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their One Shot event on December 7th in New York City, New York:
- Ricky Shane Page vs. Jimmy Llyod
MLW also recently announced one new match for the card of their MLW Fusion tapings on December 7th in New York City:
- Intergender match – Salina De La Renta vs. Ichiban
Independent Wrestling TV recently announced one new match for the card of their Uncharted Territory Season 5 show on December 4th in Williamstown, New Jersey:
- Joey Janela vs. Krule
Pro Wrestling Revolver recently announced one new match for the card of their Season Finale 2023 event on December 2nd in Clive, Iowa:
- Myron Reed vs. Jake Something
Pro Wrestling NOAH recently announced one new match for the card of their The New Year 2024 event on January 2, 2024 in Ariake, Japan:
- Great Sakuya & Nagisa Nozaki vs. Haruka Umesaki & Miyuki Takase