Sassy Stephie

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Sassy Stephie
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Sassy Stephie during a match in June 2014
Ring name(s) Brenda Jones[1]
Sassy Stephie[2]
Sassy Stephie Sinclair[2]
Sassy Stephanie[3]
Big League Stephie
Billed height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[4]
Billed weight 122 lb (55 kg)[4]
Born (1984-03-18) March 18, 1984 (age 30)[3]
Akron, Ohio[3]
Billed from Akron, Ohio[4]
Las Vegas, Nevada[5]
Trained by Jeff Cannon[6]
Debut March 10, 2007[3]

Stephanie Sager[2] (born March 18, 1984)[3] is an American professional wrestler, better known by her ring names Sassy Stephie and Sassy Stephanie. She regularly performs for many independent promotions in the Midwest and the East Coast, such as Shimmer Women Athletes, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, WSU and OCW. She also has experience in Ring of Honor[7] and Chikara.[8]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Sassy Stephie began her career ring announcing for a local wrestling promotion in the Akron, Ohio area. She was given a chance when the regular announcer had to sit out. One of the commentators suggested her to the promoter, since she had previous experience as a DJ at a bowling alley. After becoming the regular ring announcer, it was suggested to her that she get trained, since she loved wrestling so much.[5] Stephie jumped at the chance and began training at Jeff Cannon's school in Coshocton.[6]

Ohio Championship Wrestling (2007-2009)[edit]

She made her wrestling debut in Cannon's promotion Ohio Championship Wrestling at their first annual all ladies' show in March 2007. She lost to Lexi Lane (who would go on to become TNA's Madison Rayne) in the first round of the tournament. Although both were friendly at this point, this match would ignite a rivalry between the two. She also competed in a tag team match later in the night, teaming with Lorelei Lee to lose to Josie and Jessicka Havok. Lane went on to win the tournament and become the first OCW Women's Champion, and Stephie would get several shots at her title over the next couple of years. She did manage to beat Lane in a no disqualification Catfight Brawl, but suffered an injury in that match that caused her to miss significant ring time.

Stephie competed against Lane in both singles and tag matches, often utilizing partners such as Angel Dust or Hailey Hatred to take on Lane (later renamed Ashley Lane) and her partner Nevaeh. At the second annual Ladies Night in 2008, Stephie once again competed in the tournament. She had a chance to win a bye to the finals in the opening battle royale, but came up short. She lost her first round match, a four-way between herself, Allison Danger, Ashley Lane and Lorelei Lee. Later in the night, she teamed with Josie and beat Lorelei Lee and Alere Little Feather in tag team action.

In April 2009, she competed in the third annual Ladies Night tournament. Although she lost her first round match to Lorelei Lee, all the losers of the first round got a second chance and she won a triple threat against Nevaeh and Mary Elizabeth Monroe to advance to the semi-finals. However, she came up short against Jessicka Havok and was eliminated. In the summer, she suffered a controversial loss to Amber O'Neal, after Ashley Lane appointed herself the special guest referee.

Shimmer Women Athletes (2008-present)[edit]

Stephie made her way to Shimmer Women Athletes in October 2008, competing on Sparkle, the Shimmer taping's pre-show. She lost her match to Rachel Summerlyn. In May 2009 she would again compete on Sparkle. On the first night she teamed with Kimberly Kash to lose to Rachel Summerlyn and Rayna Von Tash. On the second night, she lost to Kash in a singles match. Her luck finally turned around at the November 2009 taping, when she teamed with Kacey Diamond to beat Leva and Kimberly Kash. This earned them the right to compete on the Volume 28 taping, but she and Diamond lost their match to Nevaeh and Ashley Lane.[9] She returned to Shimmer at the next tapings on April 10 and 11, 2010. On the first night, she lost to Madison Eagles and on the second night lost to Jessie McKay. At the October 1, 2011, tapings, Stephie formed a new partnership with the villainous Nevaeh.[10] In March 2012, Stephie was back in singles action, losing to Courtney Rush and Athena.

Jersey All Pro Wrestling WD (2009, 2010)[edit]

Stephie competed on the first ever Jersey All Pro Wrestling Women's Division show in January 2009, where she lost to Roxie Cotton. She returned in November 2009 with a victory over Fate, and scored a huge upset over Allison Danger at the next show in January 2010.[11]

Women Superstars Uncensored (2009-present)[edit]

Stephanie debuted for Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) on October 3, 2009 in a match against Amber O'Neal but she was unable to get the victory. Later in that night she was submitted by Cindy Rogers. At the Third Anniversary Show, she lost to TNA Knockout Angelina Love. On March 5, 2011 Stephanie defeated Brittney Savage to win the WSU Spirit Championship, after an assist from Ivory.[12] On June 25, 2011 at the Uncensored Rumble Stephanie defeated Rain to retain her title. On August 6, 2011 Stephanie had another successful title defence, defeating Amber. Later in the show, Stephanie turned heel, after getting involved in Allysin Kay & Jessicka Havok's new stable known as "The Midwest Militia". Stephanie would lose the championship to Rain at a Great Championship Wrestling[13] event on September 24, 2011. The Midwest Militia defeated Team WSU in the first ever women's War Games steel cage match in November. On March 3, 2012, Stephie and Allysin Kay won the WSU Tag Team Championships by defeating the Soul Sisters after earlier in the night defeating Alicia & Brittney Savage in an uncensored rules match. On February 8, 2014, Stephie and Kay lost the WSU Tag Team Championship to Kimber Lee and Annie Social, when Havok, who was substituting for Kay, attacked Stephie during the match.[14]

Other independents (2007-present)[edit]

Stephie has competed for many other independents, mainly in the Midwest. In 2007, she debuted for Ladysports in Tennessee. In 2008 and 2009, she worked a couple of shows for Ring of Honor, one of which was a TV taping for HDNet.[7] She has competed for Chikara in Philadelphia,[8] HWA in Cincinnati, PWR in Erie, IPW in Indianapolis and WSU in New Jersey, as well as many promotions in the Cleveland area, such as Firestorm Pro, CAPW, PWO, AIW, RAW, and others. She has also wrestled for promotions in West Virginia, Michigan and North Carolina. She made her international debut in 2010, working for several promotions in the United Kingdom, as well as NCW Femmes Fatales in Montreal, Canada.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • New Era Pro Wrestling
    • NEPW Women's Championship (1 time)[5]
  • Pro Wrestling Rampage
    • PWR Women's Championship (1 time)[3]
    • PWR Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Angel Dust[16]
  • Wrestling All Star Promotions
    • WASP Women's Championship (1 time)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ringbelles Roundup (27 May 2014) – WWE Diva booking, wrestlers venturing into MMA & more". Ringbelles. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ a b c "Cagematch profile". Retrieved 2010-02-11. [unreliable source]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "OWOW Profile". 
  4. ^ a b c d "SHIMMER Roster Page". 
  5. ^ a b c d "Glory Wrestling Profile". 
  6. ^ a b "Ladysports Q & A". 
  7. ^ a b "ROH on HDNet Results". [unreliable source]
  8. ^ a b "Chikara 2/21/09 - Motive, Means, Opportunity Results". 
  9. ^ "Shimmer Results Page". 
  10. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-10-02). "Report of the Shimmer Volume 41, 42 tapings". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  11. ^ "JAPW Back Where It All Began Results - 1/10/10". 
  12. ^ "Women Superstars Uncensored". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 
  13. ^ "2 New WSU Spirit Champions crowned over the same night". Divas of Destruction. 2011-09-25. Retrieved 2011-09-25. [unreliable source]
  14. ^ Namako, Jason (February 10, 2014). "2/8 WSU iPPV Results: Voorhees, NJ (Havok/Alpha Female)". WrestleView. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Female 50 for 2013". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  16. ^ "Cagematch title listing". Retrieved 2010-02-11. [unreliable source]
  17. ^ Namako, Jason (2014-05-07). "Indy show results from 5/2/14 to 5/4/14". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  18. ^ a b "Sassy Stephie". Shine Wrestling. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 

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