Portia Perez

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Portia Perez
Portia Perez crop.jpg
Portia Perez in April 2010
Born (1987-10-26) October 26, 1987 (age 26)
Brockville, Ontario
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Faith[1]
Portia Perez
Xtasis
Dr. Monstrous
Billed height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[2]
Billed weight 123 lb (56 kg)[2]
Billed from Ottawa, Ontario[2]
Hollywood, California
Boston, Massachusetts
Trained by Dave Dalton
Tyson Dux
Max Alexander
Adam Cage
Cody Hawk
Matt Stryker
Mikey Whiplash
Chris Hero
Delirious
Debut December 2003[2]

Jenna Grattan (born October 26, 1987) is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by her ring name Portia Perez. Perez currently teams with Nicole Matthews as The Canadian NINJAs, where they are former two-time Shimmer Tag Team Champions.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Perez made her professional debut in summer 2004 for Professional Wrestling Entertainment. While still in high school, Portia took bookings with many companies in Quebec and Ontario, including the promotion she trained with: Universal Wrestling Alliance.[3] In 2005, Perez began accepting bookings in the United States, making her US debut for Cleveland All Pro Wrestling. She also competed for several other American companies, such as Heartland Wrestling Association in Cincinnati, Ohio, and IWA East Coast in Charleston, West Virginia.

In January 2006, Portia took part in her first international tour, spending four weeks in Ireland's Irish Whip Wrestling and England's All Star Wrestling. After returning to Canada, she continued to perform in many Canadian and American companies, including debuting for Shimmer Women Athletes in May 2006. Perez made her Mexican wrestling debut in June 2006 as a masked competitor named Xtasis. She spent three weeks competing for Lucha Libre Feminil as well as appearing for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). Perez returned to Europe in November 2006, touring once again with Ireland's Irish Whip Wrestling. During her trip, Perez took part in the Queens of Chaos 2 tournament in Paris, France and also debuted for Real Quality Wrestling in London's York Hall, challenging RQW Women's Champion "Jezebel" Eden Black.[4]

Perez posing in the ring in April 2009.

She returned to Europe for a third time in April 2007. She wrestled shows in England and Ireland over the course of four weeks. Perez missed all of her June and July 2007 dates after suffering a broken hand in a match against MsChif at Shimmer Women Athletes's June 2 show. She returned to action at Ring of Honor's July 27 show in Long Island. Perez formed a tag team with Nicole Matthews debuting at Shimmer Women Athletes's October 2007 show, later dubbed The Canadian NINJAs (National International Nation of Jalapeño Awesomeness).[5] She began a feud with Allison Danger at Shimmer's July 5, 2008 show.

On December 15, 2008 Perez was defeated by Angelina Love in a dark match for TNA Wrestling. On May 3, 2009, at the tapings of Volume 26 Perez and Matthews defeated Ashley Lane and Nevaeh to win the Shimmer Tag Team Championship.[5] They would hold the titles for 692 days, before losing them to Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata on March 26, 2011.[6] On July 7, 2012, The NINJAs defeated Courtney Rush and Sara Del Rey at an NCW Femmes Fatales (NCW FF) event to win the Shimmer Tag Team Championship for the second time.[7] They lost the title to the Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa) on April 14, 2013, at the tapings of Volume 57.[8]

Jersey All Pro Wrestling[edit]

On January 10, 2009, Perez made her Jersey All Pro Wrestling debut defeating Jennifer Blake. On August 1, 2009, she unsuccessfully challenged the JAPW Women's Champion Sara Del Rey for her title. After missing several shows she came back on January 9, 2010 in a Tag Team Match teaming with Mia Yim against The Addiction (Angeldust and Brittney Force). Portia's Team lost and Mia Yim turned on her aligning herself with the D-Factor.

Anarchy Championship Wrestling[edit]

Portia Perez fought and defeated Rachel Summerlyn to be crowned the first American Joshi Champion in a five woman scramble in Austin, Texas on August 23. On January 17, 2010 At Guilty By Association in Austin, TX, Portia Perez defended and lost the American Joshi title to Rachel Summerlyn. On June 27, 2010 Perez was crowned the 2010 ACW Queen of Queens and also captured the ACW Canadian Joshi title for the 2nd time. On November 12, 2011 Perez won the ACW Heavyweight Championship in the first round of the 2011 Lone Star Classic, defeating former champion Darin Childs and Rachel Summerlyn in a three way. Perez would then lose the title on the same night, as she was defeated in the semi final of the tournament by JT LaMotta, thanks to interference by Robert Evans.

Wrestlicious[edit]

In early 2009 Grattan took part in the first season tapings of Wrestlicious, which began airing in March 2010. In the promotion she, as "Faith", teams with regular tag team partner Nicole Matthews, who portrays "Hope". She debuted on the fifth episode on March 31, teaming with Hope in a losing effort against the team of Charlotte and Paige Webb.[1]

NCW Femmes Fatales[edit]

Perez fought and defeated Kylie Pierce at the debut show of NCW Femmes Fatales with her feet on the ropes.[9] At the following show, on February 5, 2010, she was defeated by Mercedes Martinez.[10] Due to her being one half of the SHIMMER Tag Team Champions she entered the tournament to declare the first ever nCw Femmes Fatales Championship and in the first round she defeated PJ Tyler.[11]

Japan[edit]

On September 23, 2011, Perez made her Japanese debut for the Universal Woman's Pro Wrestling Reina promotion, when she and Nicole Matthews entered the Reina World Tag Team Championship tournament, defeating Mia Yim and Sara Del Rey in their first round match.[12] The following day, Perez and Matthews were defeated in the finals of the tournament by La Comandante and Zeuxis.[13] Perez returned to Japan on January 14, 2013, to work for the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion. For the appearance, Perez teamed up with Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa as "Team Shimmer" in the Artist of Stardom Championship tournament, defeating Planet (Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani and Natsumi Showzuki) in their first round match. However, later that same day, the trio was defeated in the finals of the tournament by Kawasaki Katsushika Saikyou Densetsu Plus One (Act Yasukawa, Natsuki☆Taiyo and Saki Kashima).[14] On January 19, Perez defeated Natsumi Showzuki in a singles match at another Stardom event.[14] The following day, Perez, in her final match of the tour, teamed with Kellie Skater in a tag team match, where they were defeated by Hiroyo Matsumoto and Yuzuki Aikawa.[14]

In wrestling[edit]

Perez dropkicking Sara Del Rey during a match.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Main Event Wrestling
    • MEW Women's Championship (1 time)
  • New Horizons Pro Wrestling
    • Global Conflict Shield (2013)
  • Squared Circle Wrestling
    • 2CW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Jason Axe

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Shimmer Roster". Shimmer Women Athletes. Visuex. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  3. ^ Clark, Deanna (April 21, 2005). "UWA Teens Aim to Impress Hometown". Brockville Recorder & Times. 
  4. ^ "Real Quality Wrestling". Real Quality Wrestling. December 6, 2006. 
  5. ^ a b Kamchen, Richard (May 28, 2009). "Nikki Matthews vaulting to the top". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  6. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-03-28). "Indy News #2: SHIMMER Vol. 37, 38, 39, 40 results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  7. ^ Namako, Jason (2012-07-08). "Indy News #4: ROH Newswire, NCW Femme Fatales". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  8. ^ Namako, Jason (2013-04-14). "4/14 Shimmer #57 Results: Berwyn, Illinois (Allison Danger's retirement match)". WrestleView. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  9. ^ "Résultats du Premier Gala de NCW Femmes Fatales" (in French). NCW Femmes Fatales. 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  10. ^ "Résultats de NCW Femmes Fatales II" (in French). NCW Femmes Fatales. 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  11. ^ "Résultats de NCW Femmes Fatales III" (in French). NCW Femmes Fatales. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  12. ^ "【結果】レイナ9・23江戸川区". Ringstars (in Japanese). Ameba. 2011-09-23. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  13. ^ "【結果】レイナ9・24横浜". Ringstars (in Japanese). Ameba. 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  14. ^ a b c "Season10~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  15. ^ "VOLS. 23-26 RESULTS/RECAP/DISCUSSION THREAD". The SHIMMER Forum. Retrieved 2009-10-02. 
  16. ^ "First Look: PWI Female 50 2010 Revealed". Diva Dirt. 2010-09-09. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 

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