Danger in a match against Eden Black, RQW (March 24, 2007)
|Birth name||Cathy Allison Corino|
|Born||March 31, 1977|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
Ares (m. 2008)
|Family||Steve Corino (brother)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Billed weight||123 lb (56 kg)|
|Billed from||The City of Angels (ROH)|
|Trained by||Steve Corino|
Rapid Fire Maldonado
Chikara Wrestle Factory
|Retired||April 14, 2013|
Professional wrestling career
Corino's older brother Steve is a professional wrestler as well, and while working for Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) he introduced his sister to the ECW locker room. Corino befriended Francine, a manager for ECW, and in May 2000 Francine and Corino attended an IWA Reading wrestling show in Reading, Pennsylvania together. ECW alumnus The Sandman's wife Lori (who usually accompanied him to ringside) was unavailable, so The Sandman invited Corino to substitute for her. Corino accepted at the urging of Francine and enjoyed the experience so much that she worked for the same company again several weeks later.
The next month, she joined the Independent Wrestling Federation (IWF) and began training under Rapid Fire Maldonado and her brother in the IWA Cruel School in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Corino adopted the persona of Allison Danger, a tattooed punk. Her first match was a mixed tag match with Rapid Fire as her partner in Reading. Danger and Maldonado continued to team together, and on March 24, 2001, in Plainfield, New Jersey they won the IWF Tag Team Championships in a four way tag match. After Maldonado suffered an injury, Biggie Biggs replaced him as Danger's partner. They lost the titles to Hadrian and Damian Adams on September 16, 2001, in West Orange, New Jersey.
Ring of Honor
Danger joined Ring of Honor (ROH) as the manager of the Christopher Street Connection. At the first show she took her first and only table bump at the hands of Da Hit Squad. After the Connection left ROH, she became the manager of The Prophecy, a heel stable led by Christopher Daniels who opposed ROH's "Code of Honor" and was feuding with The Group, led by Danger's brother Steve.
On June 12, 2004, Prophecy members Dan Maff and B.J. Whitmer turned face, abandoning the Prophecy name and firing Danger as their manager. She began feuding with Maff and Whitmer, and placed a bounty on their heads on June 24. Throughout the remainder of 2004 she hampered every action of her former clients, repeatedly costing them matches, and using her control of their contracts to book them in physically taxing matches. Despite her efforts, however, Maff and Whitmer defeated the Havana Pitbulls for the ROH Tag Team Championship on February 19, 2005. Danger then briefly feuded with Daizee Haze before leaving ROH.
Danger returned to ROH at Death before Dishonor III on June 18, 2005, and alluded to the return of Christopher Daniels to the promotion (Daniels was pulled from all ROH shows by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2004 as a result of the Rob Feinstein controversy). She reformed her alliance with Daniels after he returned later that night. From July 2005 until Daniels left ROH in April 2007 she was his manager. The same weekend Daniels left ROH, Danger left as well.
Shimmer Women Athletes
Danger is heavily involved with the running of Chicago-based female independent circuit independent professional wrestling promotion Shimmer Women Athletes. She co-runs the promotion along with Dave Prazak, as well as being an active wrestler and color commentator for the DVDs. Her notable feuds in Shimmer have been against Rebecca Knox, Cindy Rogers, and Portia Perez.
At Shimmer's April 26 taping, Danger suffered a fractured clavicle in the closing moments of a tag-team match with Sara Del Rey against Cheerleader Melissa and MsChif. She missed three months of in-ring action, but still attended the shows, commentating and valeting whenever she could. When she was medically cleared to wrestle again, Danger announced that she was pregnant and that she and husband Ares were expecting their first child in 2009.
She engaged another big feud against Portia Perez of the Canadian NINJAs. After re-aggravating her shoulder injury on Volume 20, she made her return as part of the Volume 24 where she lost to Perez in a Street Fight match. Later in the night, as part of the Volume 25, she teamed with Daizee Haze winning a Tag Team match against the Canadian NINJAs after her pin over Perez. After missing Volume 26 she came back with a win over the Australian Kellie Skater. Later in the night however, as part of Volume 28, she lost against Nicole Matthews after Matthews hit Danger with a belt. On April 10, 2010, at the tapings of Volume 30, Danger defeated Perez in a Last Woman Standing match.
At the Volume 37 tapings, Danger formed a tag team with Leva Bates known as Regeneration X, defeating Jamilia Craft and Mia Yim in their first match together. Danger later received her first championship match in Shimmer when she and Bates challenged Ayako Hamada and Ayumi Kurihara for the Shimmer Tag Team Championship at Volume 45. However, they were not successful in winning the titles. At Volume 48, Regeneration X received another opportunity at the titles as part of a four-way elimination tag team match, and at Volume 52 against Danger's previous rivals the Canadian NINJAs. They were unsuccessful in these matches as well.
On April 9, 2013, Shimmer announced that Danger would be retiring from in-ring action after the following weekend's events. Danger wrestled her final match on April 14 on Volume 57. She and Leva Bates defeated Ayako Hamada and Cheerleader Melissa in a tag team match via reversed decision, when Melissa refused to release a submission hold on Danger. Post-match, Danger revealed that she had suffered a stroke the previous January, after which lesions were found in her brain; though they were not life-threatening, she was forced to end her in-ring career.
In late 2009 Danger made her return for Jersey All Pro Wrestling in their Women's Division. At the beginning she was scheduled to make a comeback against Daizee Haze but she attacked her in the backstage making Daizee unable to compete. She was replaced by Portuguese Princess Ariel but Allison still got the win. On January 9, 2010, Allison lost to Sassy Stephanie but after the match she brutally attacked her injuring her too.
In mid 2011, Danger joined Adrenaline Unleashed Pro Wrestling in Las Vegas Nevada as the weekly instructor for the women's training in addition to the men's/women's/teen wrestling and core training. There was one very memorable match Allison Danger had with Allie Parker. During this match, Allison was wearing her trademark spandex tights. Her name "Danger" was printed vertically on the left side of her spandex tights.
In May 2010, Corino launched her own podcast at the women's wrestling website Diva-Dirt.com. The show is co-hosted by her SHIMMER colleague Amber Gertner who appears as the backstage interviewer for the promotion.
Championships and accomplishments
- Independent Wrestling Federation
- IWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Rapid Fire Maldonado
- International Catch Wrestling Association
- ICWA Ladies Championship (1 time)
- New Breed Wrestling Association
- NBWA Women's Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Pro Wrestling WORLD-1
- WORLD-1 Women's Championship (1 time)
- World Class Extreme Wrestling / ThunderGirls
- WCEW/ThunderGirls Divas Championship (1 time)
- World Xtreme Wrestling
- WXW Women's Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Alere Little Feather
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- Allison Danger at OnlineWorldofWrestling.com
- Interview with Alan Wojcik
- Interview with Steve Gerweck
- Solie's title histories
- Allison Danger's Japanese Journal
- Allison Danger's podcast at Diva-Dirt.com
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