Courtney Rush

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Courtney Rush
Courtney Rush entrance.jpg
Rush making her way to the ring at an independent wrestling show in November 2011
Born Winnipeg, Manitoba
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) PJ Tyler
Casey Maguire
Courtney Rush
Billed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Billed weight 120 lb (54 kg)
Billed from "Winningpeg", Manitoba
Trained by Scott D'Amore
Tyson Dux
Johnny Divine[2]
Debut January 30th, 2008

Courtney Rush (ring name) is a Canadian female professional wrestler. She has worked for promotions such as BSE Pro, BCW, Maximum Pro Wrestling, NCW Femmes Fatales and Shimmer Women Athletes. She is also a former Shimmer Tag Team Champion with Sara Del Rey.

Early life[edit]

Rush grew up in Stonewall, Manitoba where she was exposed to professional wrestling by her father.[3] During high school, she and a friend had a brief try with training at a local school, but quit after one session when the school wanted them to have a match.[3] She later attended University of Manitoba where her major was film studies.[2] After graduation, she worked on a few film sets[4] she decided to resume the childhood interest in pro wrestling after hearing of Eddie Guerrero's death[3] and attended Scott D'Amore's school in Windsor in May 2007 where she was taught by Tyson Dux and Johnny Devine as well as D'Amore. She initially used the name P.J. Tyler (reflecting her love of Aerosmith) but later changed it to Courtney Rush.[4]

Professional Wrestling Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

She made her debut in Pro Wrestling for PTW on January 30, 2008 in a losing effort against Haley Rogers as Casey Maguire.[5] Two months later, on March 28, 2008, she changed her name to PJ Tyler and got her first victory against Haley Rogers, this time wrestling for RSW. She was scheduled to take the position of Jennifer Blake as PWX Commissioner but her position was taken by "Danger Boy" Derek Wylde in a controversial way. She soon started a feud with Haley Rogers during a tag team with Jennifer Blake against the same Haley Rogers and Jade Chung. During this contest she broke Haley's nose and she aggravated this injury during a single contest the following week. Those two athletes met different times during the 2008 and GLORY Wrestling dedicated them an article about the match that took place on September 12, 2008.[6] During the first part of 2009 she competed in different matches with Cherry Bomb, Jennifer Blake and Holly Hilton, including a match with Amazing Kong that she wasn't able to win. On the day of her 26th birthday she was able to win her first title in career defeating Deanna Conda in the final of the WILD Tournament 2009 to win the GCW W.I.L.D. Championship.[7]

NCW Femmes Fatales[edit]

Rush with the TCW Women's Championship.

Rush (as PJ Tyler) debuted for NCW Femmes Fatales on February 6, 2010. At the beginning she was scheduled to take on Kacey Diamond but plans were changed and she teamed with Mary Lee Rose to take on the team of Anna Minoushka and Anastasia Ivy. She was able to hit with her finishing manouvre but the team of Anna and Anastasia got the win via pinfall.[8] Due to her being the current WILD Champion she is entering the first ever NCW FF Tournament for the NCW Femmes Fatales Championship. In the first round she faced Portia Perez in a first time ever match but was unable to score the win.[9] In October 2010, Rush defeated Cat Power and Sassy Stephie in a triple threat match.[10]

In March 2011, Rush (now appearing as Courtney Rush) defeated Cat Power in a street-fight.[11] At the July 2011 card, Rush faced Madison Eagles in the semi-main event but lost to her.[4][12] In October 2011, she faced and defeated Kellie Skater.[13]

In March 2013, Rush defeated Allison Danger to win the Bellatrix World Championship.[14] On August 16, 2014, Rush won the nCw Femmes Fatales Championship.[15]

Shimmer Women Athletes[edit]

PJ Tyler was announced to debut for Shimmer on March 22, 2010 on the Shimmer Board.[16] She made her first appearance for Shimmer Women Athletes as part of the Sparkle Division on April 10, 2010. During the Sparkle match she was defeated by Anna Minoushka. She made also a second appearance as part of the Sparkle the following day teaming with Leva Bates defeating the team of Anna Minoushka and She Nay Nay.[17]

In March 2011, she faced Mena Libra,[18] Daizee Haze[19] and Kellie Skater[20] as Courtney Rush as part of the main SHIMMER division but lost to all three. At the next set of tapings in October 2011, Rush faced Yumi Ohka,[21] Nikki Roxx[22] and Sara Del Rey,[23] where Rush picked up a win against Roxx but lost to the other two wrestlers. After two wins on March 17, 2012 over Rhia O'Reilly and Sassy Stephie, on March 18, the babyface Rush formed a tag team with the villainous Sara Del Rey, first defeating Regeneration X, and then winning a four-way match to become the new Shimmer Tag Team Champions.[24] On June 7, Rush and Del Rey lost the title to the Canadian NINJAs (Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez) at a Femmes Fatales event when Del Rey abandoned Rush during the match.[25] On April 13, 2013, Rush defeated Athena, Madison Eagles and Saraya Knight in a four-way match to earn her first shot at the Shimmer Championship.[26] Rush received her title match later that same day, but was defeated by the defending champion, Cheerleader Melissa.[27]

Rush would suffer a fractured collarbone in September 2013, forcing her to miss SHIMMER's October 2013 shows,[28] but she returned for Volume 62 in April 2014, where she lost to Mercedes Martinez.[29]

Acting[edit]

Rush has also acted in several independent movies, including Monster Brawl (where she played Witch Bitch[30]), Exit Humanity and Beat Down.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2011 Monster Brawl Witch Bitch
Exit Humanity Zombie
2012 Beat Down French Kiss Post-production

In wrestling[edit]

Rush (in green and yellow) hitting a spear

Finishing moves

Courtney Rush executing an Exploder Suplex

Signature moves

Entrance themes

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Rush posing with the Bellatrix Female Warriors championship belt.
  • Acclaim ProWrestling
    • APW Women's Championship (1 time, current)
  • Bellatrix Female Warriors
    • Bellatrix World Championship (1 time)
  • Tri-City Wrestling
    • Women's Championship (1 time)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "PJ Tyler's OWIE Profile". Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  2. ^ a b c Sinclair, Chris (August 2013). "Interview with Courtney Rush". pp. 12–14. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  3. ^ a b c Hollie, Matthew (2013-09-06). "The Barbwire Blog: Bellatrix Vs. SHIMMER Countdown: Interview With Courtney Rush". thebarbwireblog.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Oliver, Greg (2011-07-05). "Improved confidence level reflects Courtney Rush's name change". slam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Krupar, Robert (2013-09-29). "Five questions with Courtney Rush &#124". artofwrestling.cz. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Haley Rogers vs. PJ Tyler: Skinning The Cat!". Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  7. ^ "WILD Title History". 
  8. ^ "NCW FF Volume 2 Results". NCW FF. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  9. ^ "NCW FF Volume 3 Quick Results". NCWfemmesfatales. 
  10. ^ "Results from NCW Femmes Fatales 4 DVD Taping: First Champion Crowned, Luna Tribut". diva-dirt.com. 2010-10-24. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "NCW Femmes Fatales 5 DVD Taping Results (March 12th, 2011)". diva-dirt.com. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "NCW Femme Fatales VI Taping Results (June 4th, 2011) &#124". diva-dirt.com. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Results from NCW Femmes Fatales VII: New Champion Crowned, Tiana Ringer Returns". diva-dirt.com. 2011-10-09. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "NCW: Femmes Fatales XI – Two new champions crowned; LuFisto/Martinez feud heats up further". Ringbelles Online. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=115617
  16. ^ "PJ Tylers and Jessica James to debut for SHIMMER". SHIMMEROffice. 
  17. ^ "SHIMMER Vol.29-32 Discussion Topic". SHIMMEROffice. 
  18. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 37 Taping Results Live from Berwyn, Illinois". diva-dirt.com. 2011-03-26. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 38 Taping Results Live from Berwyn, Illinois". diva-dirt.com. 2011-03-27. Retrieved 8 November 2011. [unreliable source]
  20. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 39 Taping Results Live from Berwyn, Illinois". diva-dirt.com. 2011-03-28. Retrieved 8 November 2011. [unreliable source]
  21. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 42 Taping Results". diva-dirt.com. 2011-10-02. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 43 Taping Results". diva-dirt.com. 2011-10-02. Retrieved 8 November 2011. [unreliable source]
  23. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 44 Taping Results". diva-dirt.com. 2011-10-02. Retrieved 8 November 2011. [unreliable source]
  24. ^ a b Cooper, Chad (2012-03-19). "Results of Shimmer Vol. 47 and 48 tapings". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  25. ^ Namako, Jason (2012-07-08). "Indy News #4: ROH Newswire, NCW Femme Fatales". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  26. ^ Namako, Jason (2013-04-13). "4/13 Shimmer #54 Results: Berwyn, Illinois". WrestleView. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  27. ^ Namako, Jason (2013-04-13). "4/13 Shimmer #55 Results: Berwyn, Illinois". WrestleView. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  28. ^ http://ringbellesonline.com/2013/09/17/ringbelles-roundup-17-september-2013-courtney-rush-speaks-on-her-injury-rejigged-matches-total-divas-finale/[unreliable source]
  29. ^ http://ringbellesonline.com/2014/04/05/shimmer-62-live-results-cheerleader-melissa-defends-against-lufisto/[unreliable source]
  30. ^ Burton, Lee (2011-10-25). "Ringbelles Roundup (25 October 2011)". ringbellesonline.com. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  31. ^ "NCW Femmes Fatales". NCW Femmes Fatales. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  32. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Female 50 for 2013". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 

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