Veda Scott

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Veda Scott
Veda Scott at Smash 2014.jpg
Scott in December 2014
Birth name Lindsey Kerecz
Born (1984-01-01) January 1, 1984 (age 34)
Providence, Rhode Island
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Veda Scott
Billed height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Billed weight 114 lb (52 kg)
Billed from Providence, Rhode Island
Trained by Daizee Haze
Delirious
Debut 2011[1]

Lindsey Kerecz (born January 1, 1984)[2] is an American professional wrestler and valet, better known by her ring name Veda Scott.[2][3][3] She has wrestled for various American independent promotions, including Ring of Honor, Shimmer Women Athletes and Absolute Intense Wrestling, where she is a former AIW Tag Team champion and AIW Women's champion. She has also wrestled internationally in both Canada and Japan.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

American independent circuit (2011–2014)[edit]

Kerecz debuted in May 2011.[2][3] Her earliest recorded match took place on May 15, 2011 at a Horizon Wrestling Alliance event, where she was defeated by Daizee Haze.[4][5][6][7]

Scott, with Gregory Iron as the AIW Tag Team Champions.

Scott started wrestling for Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) on July 29, 2011 with a loss to Cherry Bomb at Girls Night Out 4.[8] In the second half of 2012, Gregory Iron employed Scott as his legal counsel, and she helped him implement a stipulation that he, the "Handicapped Hero", could only be pinned with a count of four instead of the standard three.[9] On November 23, 2012 at Hell on Earth 8, Iron and Scott defeated defending champions The Batiri (Kodama and Obariyon) to capture the AIW Tag Team Championship.[10] Known together as Hope and Change, they were known to have won and defended their title through nefarious means,[11] and thus racked up successful title defenses against various teams including the Batiri,[12] Youthanazia (Josh Prohibition and Matt Cross),[13] the Old School Express (Jock Samson and Marion Fontaine) and the Jollyville Fuck-Its (Russ Myers and T-Money).[14][15] Hope and Change remained champions until Absolution VIII on June 30, 2013, when they lost their titles back to the Batiri.[16][17]

On March 1, 2013 at Girls Night Out 8, Scott won the main event ladder match against Addy Starr, Athena and Crazy Mary Dobson to earn a future shot at the AIW Women's Title.[18] On October 6, 2013 at Girls Night Out 10, Scott lost her main event championship match against AIW Women's Champion Allysin Kay.[19] On February 7, 2014 at #TGIF, Scott lost a rematch for the title to Kay.[20] Scott's tag team with Iron started to fracture in November 2013, resulting in their feuding with each other.[20][21][22] This culminated in Scott defeating Iron in the main event steel cage match at Battle of the Sexes on July 26, 2014.[23]

In July 2012, Scott debuted for Shine Wrestling at the Shine 1 Internet pay-per-view, where she defeated Kimberly.[24][25][26]

On May 10, 2014, Scott made her debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at the tapings of TNA's One Night Only Knockouts Knockdown pay-per-view, where she lost to Gail Kim.[27]

Shimmer Women Athletes (2011–present)[edit]

Scott joined Shimmer Women Athletes in October 2011, when she wrestled an un-aired tag team match before the DVD tapings of Volume 41 and Volume 42.[28][29] Scott's first aired match for Shimmer came about on Volume 44 that same month, where she lost a singles match to Taylor Made.[30][31] On Volume 46, Scott gained her first victory after her opponent Saraya Knight was disqualified.

Ring of Honor (2012–2016)[edit]

Scott was trained in Ring of Honor's (ROH) Wrestling Academy under Daizee Haze and Delirious.[3]

Scott speaks at a Ring of Honor event in 2014.

In January 2012, Scott debuted in ROH as a backstage interviewer, playing this role throughout 2012 and into 2013, including on ROH's television episodes.[32][33][34][35][36][37] From February 2013, in addition to her interviewing duties, Scott began working as a commentator for the female wrestlers' matches in ROH.[38][39] On the March 23, 2013 episode of ROH Wrestling, Scott was taken hostage by the group S.C.U.M., who only released her upon agreeing to a deal for matches featuring S.C.U.M. vs the ROH roster on the next episode.[40][41] At the Supercard of Honor VII internet pay-per-view, Scott helped ward off interference from S.C.U.M. during S.C.U.M. member Kevin Steen's ROH World Title match against Jay Briscoe, eventually leading to Briscoe capturing the title.[42]

On the April 6, 2013 episode of ROH Wrestling, Scott interviewed MsChif, who had just lost for the first time since her return. In response, MsChif attacked Scott by spraying mist into her face.[43] On the May 25, episode of ROH Wrestling, Scott vowed revenge and her interference cost MsChif a singles match.[44] On the July 7, 2013 episode of ROH Wrestling, Scott had her first televised match for ROH and lost to MsChif.[45][46]

In January 2014, Scott entered a storyline, where she began managing R.D. Evans when he began gloating about his win streak, which he dubbed the "New Streak",[47] As a part of storyline, she would put him in match with jobbers in order to win easily. At the ROH Unauthorized presents: "Michael Bennett's Bachelor Party" pay-per-view, Scott teamed up with Heather Patera and Leah von Dutch defeating Taeler Hendrix, "Crazy" Mary Dobson and Scarlett Bordeaux when Scott pinned Bordeaux after a back-drop driver.[48]

Scott began acting as Cedric Alexander's manager at Best in the World 2015 after the latter attacked Moose who Scott had previously managed, turning heel in the process.[49] On December 2, 2016, Ring of Honor had announced that Scott requested her release from her contract.

International exploits (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 7, 2012, Scott was noted to have wrestled in Canada for NCW Femmes Fatales, where she defeated Mary Lee Rose.[50]

Scott wrestled her first match in Japan at Joshi for Hope IV on October 7, 2012, where she lost to Yuhi.[51]

TNA (2014, 2016)[edit]

On May 10, 2014, Scott made her debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at the tapings of TNA's One Night Only Knockouts Knockdown pay-per-view, where she lost to Gail Kim. On November 7, 2014 PPV, Scott competed in TNA One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown 2 losing to Gail Kim. On April 22, 2016 PPV, Scott competed in TNA One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown 4 losing to Rosemary.

Personal life[edit]

Kerecz was studying law during her professional wrestling debut in 2011,[2] and graduated from the Drexel University School of Law in 2012.[2] She was also a former Drexel Law Review editor.[2]

Kerecz is a vegan.[52]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Scott executing a saito suplex on Jewells Malone
Scott executing the bulldog portion of her springboard bulldog on Jewells Malone
Veda Scott executing a suicide dive on Kimber Lee and Cherry Bomb

References[edit]

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