Women of Wrestling

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Women of Wrestling
Acronym WOW
Founded 2000
Style Women's professional wrestling
Headquarters Los Angeles, California (2000)
Founder(s) David McLane
Owner(s) David McLane (2000)
Jeanie Buss (2000)
Website WOWE.com

WOW - Women Of Wrestling, aka WOW!, is a women's professional wrestling promotion founded in 2000 by David McLane, previously the founder of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. It is based in Los Angeles, California, and is owned by McLane and Los Angeles Lakers owner and president Jeanie Buss.[1] The promotion launched a series of syndicated programs in the 2000-01 television seasons in 102 TV markets[2] using a similar format of character driven performers, with names befitting a comic book series, such as Jungle Grrrl, an inmate tag-team complete with orange jump suits named Caged Heat, a Hollywood starlet named Lana Star, and the Persian Princess.[3]

WOW programs were able to stand out from other wrestling programs by offering television viewers and live event audience an all female troupe of performers who played campy villains and heroines in all sizes and nationalities.[4] By being the only entertainment source of its kind, WOW captured a strong adult demographic following with its primary audience, the male television audience (18–49 years of age) generating 25% higher ratings than its secondary audience of young women (18-24), teens, and tweens (7-12).

After a long hiatus, in December 2014, WOW! announced their launch into digital media in 2015. Marketed as "WOW Superheroes", its characters are empowered women from all different backgrounds and professions.[5] Season 2 of the show premiered on March 1, 2016, on YouTube.[6] Its fourth season premiered February 28, 2017.[7] On April 20, 2017, MGM Television announced that Mark Burnett, MGM’s President, Television Group & Digital, and Jeanie Buss formed a partnership to develop new content across a range of unscripted programming and digital formats for WOW!.[8] Its fifth season commenced production in Los Angeles on May 11, 2017, with its live event at the historic Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.

Company history[edit]

Selina Majors entrance at a WOW! event

Initial run (2000–2001)[edit]

WOW programming was aired in first-run syndication, often late at night and packaged with other sports-entertainment programming. The programs quickly became the highest rated wrestling shows in the markets of New York and Los Angeles and demonstrated ability regardless of the region, market size or time-period to grow each television stations audience.[citation needed] The promotion aired about twenty four original one-hour episodes, fielding a single pay-per-view, Women of Wrestling Unleashed. With its headquarters in Los Angeles, WOW held its live events which were taped for broadcast from the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The organization's first live event attendance was a mere 400+, but its audience grew to over 5,000 customers over the period of only six events, and its website peaked in one month with slightly over 10 million unique visitors.[citation needed]

The majority of WOW's performers were rookies to the business, recruited from backgrounds in modeling, acting, stunt work, and martial arts. Selina Majors (who wrestled as Bambi) and Thug (who wrestled as Peggy Lee Leather) were the trainers for the company. Jeanie Buss appeared regularly on WOW programming, although not as an in-ring participant.

Dormant (2001–2012)[edit]

Due to the ever soft and declining advertising market during this time, WOW was not able to take advantage of its momentum and ceased production after completing 24 original episodes and one live pay-per-view event. WOW ceased television production by fall 2001. WOW, although off the air in the United States after 2001, continued to exist through international distribution deals with the markets of Israel, Russia, India, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, the Middle East, Turkey, Malaysia, the Dominican Republic and other countries airing the WOW shows.

David McLane would attempt to relaunch the show again a few times over the next decade, with no success. One attempt in 2002 included a partnership with Kiss frontman Gene Simmons.[9] Starting in July 2011, the WOW website reported the WOW original shows started airing on the ABC affiliate KTNV in Las Vegas.[10] The series continues to be distributed internationally. In 2013, Coors Light sponsored several live events in Las Vegas at the Eastside Cannery Casino and Hotel, where new programs were produced.

Relaunch (2012–present)[edit]

On May 29, 2012, McLane and Buss announced their intention to produce new episodes of the series.[11][12] On Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. on The CW Las Vegas station KVCW, WOW! returned to television[13] in advance of the "WOW! Pandemonium Tour 2013". WOW! kicked off the tour in Las Vegas, Nevada, with their first live event on January 19, 2013.

The new programming of WOW featured some of the original WOW wrestlers such as Lana Star, Jade, Delta Lotta Pain, Loca, Thug, Jungle Grrrl and Selina Majors with the addition of new talent who auditioned for WOW in the months prior to December 9, 2012, television show. The WOW wrestlers are now referred to as "SuperHeroes". New WOW SuperHeroes are characters known as Frost, Fire, Stephy Slays, Keta Rush, La Niña and a Mexican star named Azucar. Original WOW Girl Selina Majors serves as the official trainer of WOW's new talent.[14] Joining the roster are independent wrestlers Santana Garrett and Amber O'Neal.

SuperHeroes (season 1)[edit]

WOW SuperHeroes (2000-2002)[edit]

Terri Gold, former WOW Champion
Caged Heat, former WOW Tag Team Champions: (l-r) Vendetta, Delta Lotta Pain and Loca
  • Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" (Renee Madison Cole): Farm girl from the fictitious Hog Hollow, Nebraska. Tag team partner of Bronco Billie. Used a move called The Farmer's Roll. Feuded with Jungle Grrrl over the splash move.
  • Boom Boom (Patty Bunya-Ananta): Island girl from Hawaii. Tag team partner of Caliente. Known for the Boom Boom Squash.
  • Bronco Billie (Lisa Danielle Rachuba): Cowgirl who owned a ranch in Texas. Tag team partner of Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter". Finished off her opponents with the Bulldog. Had a feud with the Disciplinarian over the ownership of her ranch.
  • Caliente (Rachel Iverson): Fiery Latina wrestler, known for her submission move, the Mexican Surfboard. Tag team partner of Boom Boom.
  • Charlie Davidson: Biker with a bad attitude. Part of Harley's Angels together with EZ Rider and Thug.
  • Christy Order: One half of Law and Order. Tag team partner of Nicki Law. A rogue police officer. Christy did not wrestle before WOW went dormant.
  • Danger (Elle Alexander): Billed as the Weaponsmaster. Had a tendency to use her finishing move, the Danger Drop (Side Slam), on referees and was constantly suspended. Defeated Terri Gold for the title and lost it soon after at the pay-per-view event. Known for her feud with her former tag-team partner, Riot.
  • Delta Lotta Pain (Jwaundace Candece): Prisoner from the Nevada State Penitentiary, billed with Loca and Vendetta as Caged Heat. She, along with Loca, returned to the promotion in 2013. Former WOW World Tag Team Championship holder.
  • The Disciplinarian (Kristen Davidson): Heel school administrator, billed as being from the Board of Education. Had a large fan base, in spite of her being a heel. Called Ms. D. by her fans. Known for her finishing move, the Final Exam (Pedigree). Feuded with Bronco Billie, when the cowgirl discovered that her ranch had been purchased by the Disciplinarian.
  • EZ Rider (Eleanor Kerrigan): Biker with a bad attitude. Part of Harley's Angels together with Charlie Davidson and Thug.
  • Farah "The Persian Princess" (Telma[15] Roshanravan): Iranian wrestler, known for her exotic dancing. Tag team partner of Paradise.
  • "Hammerin'" Heather Steele (Christina Tomaziesski Colby): Billed as Everyone's favorite Tool Time Girl, known for her ability to build and maintain houses, and her ability to fix anything. Had a loyal fan base, despite having only one win.
  • Ice Cold (Inga Waggoner): Arctic themed loner. Did not really trust anyone. Known for her finishing move, the Ice Pick (diving elbow drop). Erstwhile tag team partner of Poison. Known for her feud with Lana Star (whom she used her own mirror smashing tactic against), who shaved her hair at the pay-per-view event.
  • Jacklyn Hyde (Vasilika Vanya Marinkovic): Split personality wrestler who escaped her mental health unit. Can be nice one minute, manic the next. Usually carries her favorite dolly to the ring and is often escorted by either her psychiatrist, Dr. Sarah Bellum, or her unit nurse, Nurse Mercy. Known for her finishing move the Jacklyn Splitter (running neckbreaker).
  • Jade (Jennifer Lee Chan): Chinese wrestler known for her Samurai Scissors move (sometimes called the Jaded Edge). Has a fan in her late beloved grandmother. One half of The Asian Invasion along with Lotus. She returned to the promotion in 2013 (without Lotus).
  • Jane Blond (Ella Carter): UK wrestler based on the James Bond secret agent theme. Called Double O-Heaven. Known for the Kick of Death, her missile dropkick finishing move.
  • Jungle Grrrl (Erica Porter): Tarzan based wrestler, billed as from being from the Amazon Rainforest. One of the few near undefeated wrestlers in WOW (the other one being Slam Dunk). Known for her finishing move, the diving splash, and for her feud with Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" over who had the best splash. She returned to the promotion in 2013.
  • Lana Star (Lana Kinnear): One of WOW's marquee performers. Often called the Fabulous Lana Star. A movie star wannabe who often used dirty tricks and cheating such as smashing hand mirrors (Ice Cold returned the favor against her with the same tactic) and spraying hair spray in her opponent's eyes to win her matches. Known for her finishing move, the Lana Star Facelift. Arrogantly called Women of Wrestling, "the Lana Star Show". A former tag team partner of Poison, who was her personal assistant before she fired her. Had Patti Pizzazz, formerly Patti Pep, as her new personal assistant until she fired her as well. Known primarily for her feuds with Poison, Ice Cold and Randi Rah Rah. She returned to the promotion in 2013. Former WOW World Championship holder.
  • Loca (Cher Ferreyra): Prisoner from the Nevada State Penitentiary, billed with Loca and Vendetta as Caged Heat. She, along with Delta Lotta Pain, returned to the promotion in 2013. Former WOW World Tag Team Championship holder.
  • Lotus (Jeannie Kim): Korean wrestler, one half of The Asian Invasion along with Jade. She did not return to WOW when Jade did.
  • Misery (Kristen Davidson): Hooded wrestler. One half of The Daughters of Darkness along with Mystery, managed by the mysterious Goon.
  • Mystery (Nicole Ochoa): Hooded wrestler. One half of The Daughters of Darkness along with Misery, managed by the mysterious Goon. Tried to mug Terri Gold and steal her title belt, but was defeated by her in the ring.
  • Nicki Law: Rogue police officer. One half of Law and Order along with Christy Order. She wrestled at the pay-per-view event before WOW went dormant. Known for finishing move, the neckbreaker.
  • Paradise: Island girl wrestler from Tonga. Former tag team partner of Farah "The Persian Princess". She returned to the promotion in 2013 with a more aggressive attitude, as a member of the new tag team, Tropical Storm.
  • Patti Pizzazz: Cheerleader corrupted by Lana Star into becoming her personal assistant. Formerly known as Patti Pep. She was eventually fired by Lana due to her residual friendship with formerly the other half of The Team Spirit, Randi Rah Rah, whom she remained friends with despite her heel turn.
  • Phantom (Lynnette Thredgold): Wrestler who was torn between being a bodybuilder/wrestler and a concert violinist. Known for the Sharpshooter leg lock. She left after Wendi Wheels broke her jaw with her Blowout finishing move.
  • Poison (Kina Van Vleet): One of the best performers on the show with large fan base. A lab worker who was a crack chemist. She ingested poison and changed her personality. A former tag team partner of Lana Star. Her new tag team partner was Ice Cold. Known for her vicious attacks, the camel clutch which she used to soften her opponents up for her inverted DDT (called the Poison Paralyzer) and her feud with Lana Star, whose hair she turned green.
  • Randi Rah Rah: Cheerleader, formerly known as one half of The Team Spirit along with Patti Pep (later Patti Pizzazz). Despite Patti's heel turn, Randi was still friends with her. Taken out of wrestling after Lana Star smashed a mirror over her head, only to come back later in the series run to decisively defeat her (and to reestablish her friendship with Patti Pizzazz).
  • Riot (April Kathryn Littlejohn): Another of the marquee performers of WOW. Billed as being from the mean streets of Chicago. Master of the Powerbomb. A loner with a rebellious nature. Despite being a heel (later becoming a "tweener"), she had one of the larger fan bases in WOW. Known for her feud with Danger, her former tag team partner. Riot returned to the federation in 2016.
  • Roxy Powers (Natalie T. Yeo): Billed as the Total Athlete. Known for her feud with Slam Dunk later in the series run, where she mortified the arrogant basketball player by delivering her a definitive defeat in a strap match, breaking her unbeaten streak. Tag team partner of Tanja the Warrior Woman.
  • Sandy (Tamie Sheffield): Lifeguard, one half of The Beach Patrol along with Sunny who was later known as Wendi Wheels, and her new tag team partner Summer.
  • Selina Majors: "The Real Deal", known for her battles with Thug. Used the Stunner to defeat her opponents. Was rescued by Caged Heat after another brutalization by Harley's Angels. She returned to the promotion in 2013.
  • Slam Dunk (Famisha Jones-Millman): Female basketball player, supposedly banned from the WNBA due to her overly aggressive nature. She, along with Jungle Grrrl, were two of the near undefeated wrestlers in Women of Wrestling. Known for her arrogance and bad attitude. Known for her chokeslam finisher. Best known for her feud with Roxy Powers later in the show's run, when she lashed her with a belt, only to be decisively defeated by her in a strap match. Despite her heel status, she had a very large fan base.
  • Summer (Bobbi Billard): Lifeguard, like Sandy. One half of The Beach Patrol along with Sandy.
  • Tanja "The Warrior Woman" (Tanja Richter): Warrior wrestler in the vein of Xena: Warrior Princess. Known for her spinning wheel kick finisher. Tag team partner of Roxy Powers.
  • Terri Gold (Heather Lee-Millard): The first WOW World Champion. Gymnast, known for her moonsault, Known as The Perfect 10. Lost her title belt to Danger, but gained it back not long after at the pay-per-view, thanks to some unintentional help from Riot. In 2002, she was defeated in a WOW-sanctioned match, losing the title to the Fabulous Lana Star.
  • Thug (Peggy Lee Leather): Biker with a bad attitude. Part of Harley's Angels together with EZ Rider and Charlie Davidson. Known for her long running feud with Selina Majors (from their days in POWW) and for her continual interference in Harley's Angels' matches. She returned to the promotion in 2013.
  • Vendetta (Nicole Ochoa): Prisoner from the Nevada State Penitentiary, known for being one third of Caged Heat. Helped her cell mates even the odds at the pay-per-view by slamming Thug in the center of the ring, after her interfering in their title match. She did not return to the promotion in 2013, when Caged Heat (Delta Lotta Pain and Loca) returned.
  • Wendi Wheels (Rebecca Gravell): Female mechanic, can fix up cars and can tear down opponents with the Blowout (sitdown facebuster). Formerly known as Sunny, one half of The Beach Patrol in the first episode. Became Wendi Wheels and stayed with that role to the first season's end.

WOW tag teams (2000–2002)[edit]

The remaining teams were mainly created for WOW's Tag Team Tournament, although some of the teams continued to team with one another until the end of the first season.

  • Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" & Bronco Billie
  • Boom Boom & Caliente
  • Caged Heat: Delta Lotta Pain & Loca with Vendetta. Defeated Harley's Angels for the titles. At first, a heel tag team, they became twiners after they saved Selina Majors from one of Harley's Angels brutalization. Known for their finishing moves, the Drive By and Capital Punishment.
  • Danger & Riot
  • Farah "The Persian Princess" & Paradise
  • Harley's Angels: EZ Rider & Charlie Davidson with Thug. Known for their constant three on one interference and their frequent assaults on Selina Majors. Defeated by Caged Heat for the titles. Became enemies of Caged Heat after Delta and Loca saved Selina Majors from one of the biker team's assaults.
  • Ice Cold & Poison
  • Lana Star & Patti Pizzazz (formerly Patti Pep)
  • Law & Order: Nicki Law & Christy Order
  • Roxy Powers & Tanja "The Warrior Woman"
  • The Asian Invasion: Jade & Lotus
  • The Beach Patrol: Sandy, Summer & Sunny (later Wendi Wheels)
  • The Daughters of Darkness: Mystery (who appeared at WOW Unleashed as Vendetta) & Misery (who was the Disciplinarian working under a mask). Managed by a mysterious man called The Goon.
  • Team Spirit: Randi Rah Rah & Patti Pep (later Patti Pizzazz)

WOW other personnel[edit]

  • David B. McLane: Host and announcer
  • Dan Masters: Announcer and backstage interviews (2012 – present)
  • Lee Marshall: Announcer (2000 - 2001)
  • Stephen Dickey: Announcer and commentator (2013 - present)
  • Ed Ryba: Voiceovers (2001)
  • Andrew M. Somers: Voiceovers (2000 - 2001)
  • Julie Day: Backstage interviews (2000 - 2001)
  • James Furlong: Music composer (2013 - present)
  • Josh Milton: Referee
  • Jeff McGowan: Referee
  • Jesse Hernandez: Referee
  • Andrew Hecker: Voiceovers and director

List of episodes (2000–2002)[edit]

Below are the results of the matches aired on the WOW TV show and the approximate dates they aired.

Round Episode 1 (09/30/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 The Beach Patrol VS Caged Heat Tag Team Match The Beach Patrol (Winners by disqualification)
Part-2 Thug vs Selina Majors Singles Match Selina Majors (Winner)
Part-3 Jungle Grrrl VS Terri Gold Singles Match Jungle Grrrl (Winner)
Part-4 The Battle Royal (20 WOW wrestlers) Vacant Title: WOW Championship Match Terri Gold (Winner)
Round Episode 2 (10/07/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Lana Star VS Patti Pep Singles Match Lana Star (Winner)
Part-2 Riot VS Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" Singles Match Riot (Winner)
Part-3 Ice Cold VS Boom Boom Singles Match Ice Cold (Winner)
Part-4 Poison VS Randi Rah Rah Singles Match Terri Gold (Winner)
Round Episode 3 (10/14/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 The Phantom VS Wendi Wheels Singles Match The Phantom (Winner)
Part-2 Terri Gold VS Jungle Grrrl Singles Match/WOW Championship Terri Gold (Winner)
Part-3 Slam Dunk VS Jane Blond Singles Match Slam Dunk (Winner)
Part-4 Danger VS Tanja "The Warrior Woman" Singles Match Danger (Winner)
Part-5 Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" & Bronco Billie VS Harley's Angels Tag Team Match Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" & Bronco Billie (Winners by disqualification)
Round Episode 4 (10/21/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Patti Pep VS Poison Singles Match Patti Pep (Winner)
Part-2 Riot VS Caliente Singles Match Riot (Winner)
Part-3 Jacklyn Hyde VS Boom Boom Singles Match Jacklyn Hyde (Winner)
Part-4 Ice Cold VS Hammerin' Heather Steele Singles Match Ice Cold (Winner)
Part-5 Wendi Wheels VS Danger Singles Match Wendi Wheels (Winner by disqualification)
Part-6 Terri Gold VS The Disciplinarian Singles Match/WOW Championship Terri Gold (Winner)
Round Episode 5 (10/28/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Jungle Grrl VS Jade Singles Match Jungle Grrl (Winner)
Part-2 Slam Dunk VS Tanja "The Warrior Woman" Singles Match Slam Dunk (Winner)
Part-3 Roxy Powers VS Jane Blond Singles Match Roxy Powers (Winner)
Part-4 Riot VS Lotus Singles Match Riot (Winner)
Part-5 The Disciplinarian VS Patti Pep Singles Match The Disciplinarian (Winner)
Part-6 Beckie, Bronco & Terri Gold VS Thug, EZ & Charlie Tag Team Match Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter", Bronco Billie & Terri Gold (Winners)
Round Episode 6 (11/04/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 The Phantom VS Summer Singles Match The Phantom (Winner)
Part-2 Riot VS Jade Singles Match Jade (Winner by disqualification)
Part-3 Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" VS Mystery Singles Match Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" (Winner)
Part-4 Farah "The Persian Princess" & Paradise VS Caged Heat Tag Team Match Caged Heat (Winners)
Round Episode 7 (11/11/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Slam Dunk VS Summer Singles Match Slam Dunk (Winner)
Part-2 Jungle Grrrl VS Bronco Billie Singles Match Jungle Grrrl (Winner)
Part-3 The Disciplinarian VS Hammerin' Heather Steele Singles Match The Disciplinarian (Winner)
Part-4 Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" VS Thug Singles Match Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" (Winner)
Round Episode 8 (11/18/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Poison VS Lana Star Singles Match Poison (Winner)
Part-2 Ice Cold VS Wendi Wheels Singles Match Double Count Out
Part-3 The Asian Invasion VS Caged Heat Tag Team Match Caged Heat (Winners)
Part-4 Hammerin' Heather Steele VS Mystery Singles Match Mystery (Winner)
Part-5 EZ Rider VS Selina Majors Singles Match Selina Majors (Winner)
Round Episode 9 (11/25/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Ice Cold & Poison VS Farah "The Persian Princess" & Paradise First Round Tag Team Title Match Ice Cold & Poison (Winners)
Part-2 Caliente VS Jacklyn Hyde Singles Match Caliente (Winner)
Part-3 Charlie Davidson VS Selina Majors Singles Match Selina Majors (Winner)
Part-4 Lana Star & Patti Pizzazz VS Roxy Powers & Tanja First Round Tag Team Title Match Lana Star & Patti Pizzazz (Winners)
Part-5 Mystery VS Terri Gold Singles Match/WOW Championship Terri Gold (Winner)
Round Episode 10 (12/02/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Riot VS Wendi Wheels Singles Match Wendi Wheels (Winner by disqualification)
Part-2 The Disciplinarian VS Jade Singles Match The Disciplinarian (Winner)
Part-3 Jungle Grrrl VS Farah "The Persian Princess" Singles Match Jungle Grrrl (Winner)
Part-4 Lana Star & Patti Pizzazz VS Ice Cold & Poison Second Round Tag Team Title Match Lana Star & Patti Pizzazz (Winners)
Round Episode 11 (12/09/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Slam Dunk VS The Asian Invasion Singles Match/Tag Team Match Slam Dunk (Winner)
Part-2 Jane Blond VS Caliente Singles Match Jane Blond (Winner)
Part-3 Mystery VS Wendi Wheels Singles Match Wendi Wheels (Winner by disqualification)
Part-4 Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" & Bronco Billie VS Danger & Riot First Round Tag Team Title Match Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" & Bronco Billie (Winners)
Round Episode 12 (12/16/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Slam Dunk VS Sandy Singles Match Slam Dunk (Winner)
Part-2 Riot VS Bronco Billie Singles Match Riot (Winner)
Part-3 Thug VS Selina Majors Singles Match/Falls Count Anywhere Selina Majors (Winner)
Round Episode 13 (12/23/00) Year In Review Show
Round Episode 14 (12/30/00) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" VS Jacklyn Hyde Singles Match Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" (Winner)
Part-2 The Beach Patrol VS The Daughters Of Darkness First Round Tag Team Title Match The Beach Patrol (Winners)
Part-3 Poison VS Terri Gold Singles Match/WOW Championship Terri Gold (Winner)
Part-4 Roxy Powers & Tanja "The Warrior Woman" VS Caged Heat Tag Team Match Caged Heat (Winners)
Round Episode 15 (01/06/01) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Jungle Grrrl VS Paradise Singles Match Jungle Grrrl (Winner)
Part-2 Harley's Angels VS Boom Boom & Caliente First Round Tag Team Title Match Harley's Angels (Winners)
Part-3 Ice Cold VS Terri Gold Singles Match/WOW Championship Terri Gold (Winner)
Part-4 Thug VS Selina Majors Singles Match/Lumberjack Match No Winner
Round Episode 16 (01/13/01) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Tanja "The Warrior Woman" VS Wendi Wheels Singles Match Wendi Wheels (Winner)
Part-2 Slam Dunk VS Boom Boom Singles Match Slam Dunk (Winner)
Part-3 Bronco Billie & Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" VS Caged Heat Second Round Tag Team Title Match Caged Heat (Winners)
Part-4 Riot (replacing Danger) VS Terri Gold Singles Match/WOW Championship Danger (Winner)
Round Episode 17 (01/20/01) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Roxy Powers VS Lana Star Singles Match Lana Star (Winner by disqualification)
Part-2 Jungle Grrrl VS Lotus Singles Match Jungle Grrrl (Winner)
Part-3 Riot VS Jane Blond Singles Match Riot (Winner)
Part-4 Harley’s Angels VS The Beach Patrol Second Round Tag Team Title Match Harley’s Angels (Winners)
Round Episode 18 (02/04/01) Pay-Per-View Preview Show
Round Episode 19 (02/10/01) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Poison VS Jade Singles Match Poison (Winner)
Part-2 The Disciplinarian VS Caliente Singles Match Caliente (Winner)
Part-3 Hammerin’ Heather Steele VS Jacklyn Hyde Singles Match Hammerin’ Heather Steele (Winner)
Part-4 Slam Dunk VS Roxy Powers Singles Match Slam Dunk (Winner)
Round Episode 20 (02/17/01) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Randi Rah Rah VS Lana Star Singles Match Randi Rah Rah (Winner)
Part-2 Jungle Grrrl VS Jane Blond Singles Match Jungle Grrrl (Winner)
Part-3 Riot VS Sandy Singles Match Riot (Winner)
Part-4 The Daughters Of Darkness VS Caged Heat Tag Team Match/WOW Championship Caged Heat (Winners)
Round Episode 21 (02/24/01) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Poison VS Hammerin’ Heather Steele Singles Match Poison (Winner)
Part-2 Harley’s Angels VS The Asian Invasion Tag Team Match Harley’s Angels (Winners)
Part-3 Slam Dunk VS Roxy Powers Singles Match/Strap Match Roxy Powers (Winner)
Part-4 Boom Boom & Caliente VS Caged Heat Tag Team Match/WOW Championship Caged Heat (Winners)
Part-5 Thug VS Terri Gold Singles Match/WOW Championship No Contest
Round Episode 22 (03/03/01) Stipulations Results
Part-1 Summer VS Wendi Wheels Singles Match Wendi Wheels (Winner)
Part-2 Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" VS The Disciplinarian Singles Match Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" (Winner)
Part-3 Jungle Grrrl VS Hammerin’ Heather Steele Singles Match Jungle Grrrl (Winner)
Part-4 Farah "The Persian Princess" & Paradise VS The Asian Invasion Tag Team Match Farah "The Persian Princess" & Paradise (Winners)
Part-5 Patti Pizzazz VS Jacklyn Hyde Singles Match Jacklyn Hyde (Winner)
Part-6 Thug VS Bronco Billie Singles Match Thug (Winner)
Round Episode 23 (2002) Private View Stipulations Results
Part-1 Lana Star VS Terri Gold Singles Match/WOW Championship Lana Star (Winner)
Round Episode 24 (2002) Private View Stipulations Results
Part-1 Terri Gold VS Lana Star Singles Match/WOW Championship Lana Star (Winner)

SuperHeroes (season 2-3)[edit]

WOW SuperHeroes (taped 2013–2014, aired 2016)[edit]

  • Abilene Maverick "The Governor's Daughter" (Callee Wilkerson): Tag team partner of Candace LeRae.
  • Amber O'Neal: One half of All American Girls along with Santana Garrett, new WOW World Tag Team Championship holders in 2013 by defeating Caged Heat. Turned on her partner, Santana Garrett, by Lana Star and is now christened the Beverly Hills Babe.
  • Azúcar
  • Candice LeRae (Candice Dawson): Tag team partner of Abilene Maverick "The Governor's Daughter".
  • Delta Lotta Pain (Jwaundace Candece): Prisoner from the Nevada State Penitentiary, billed with Loca and Vendetta as Caged Heat. She, along with Loca (sans Vendetta), returned to the promotion in 2013. Former WOW World Tag Team Championship holder.
  • Desdemeana "The Soldier Of Darkness"
  • Fire (Taylor Lewis): Did not appear in any WOW episodes.
  • Frost "The Olympian" (Janeshia Adams-Ginyard)
  • Holidead
  • Jade (Jennifer Lee Chan): Chinese wrestler known for her Samurai Scissors move, sometimes called The Jaded Edge. Has a fan in her beloved grandmother. After going winless (except for a disqualification) in her first run in the promotion, celebrated her first victory in WOW.
  • Jessie Jones: One half of Southern Pride along with Selina Majors.
  • Jungle Grrrl (Erica Porter): Tarzan based wrestler, billed as from being from the Amazon Rainforest. One of the few near undefeated wrestlers in WOW, she became new WOW World Championship holder after defeating Lana Star. Lana subsequently defeated her for the championship in 2014.
  • Keta Rush (Keta Meggett): One half of the Bully Busters along with Stephy Slays.
  • Kitty (Holly Meowy): Former personal assistant of Lana Star.
  • Khloe Hurtz
  • La Niña (Melissa Santos): One half of Tropical Storm along with Paradise.
  • Lady London (Georgina Rawlings): Did not appear in any WOW episodes.
  • Lana Star (Lana Kinnear): One of WOW's marquee performers. Often called the Fabulous Lana Star. A movie star wannabe who often used dirty tricks and cheating such as smashing hand mirrors and spraying hair spray in her opponent's eyes to win her matches. Despite her underhanded tactics, she also proved herself to be a good technical wrestler. Known for her finishing move, The Lana Star Facelift. Arrogantly called Women of Wrestling, "the Lana Star Show". Had a personal assistant called Kitty, whom she fired. In a non-televised match, Lana finally achieved championship gold by defeating Terri Gold for the WOW championship. She returned to the promotion, as the champion in 2013, until she was defeated by fellow original WOW girl, Jungle Grrrl. In January 2014, Lana defeated Jungle Grrrl and regained the title. Succeeded in turning Amber O'Neal against her partner (as she had previously done with Patti Pep) and turned her into the Beverly Hills Babe.
  • Loca (Cher Ferreyra): Prisoner from Nevada State Penitentiary. One third of Caged Heat, along with Delta Lotta Pain and Vendetta. She and Delta (sans Vendetta) returned to the promotion in 2013. Former WOW World Tag Team Championship holders.
  • Paradise: Island girl wrestler from Tonga. One half of Tropical Storm along with La Niña.
  • Razor: Tag team partner of Spike; allied with Riot.
  • Riot: Original WOW SuperHero. A rebellious loner. She returned to the promotion in 2016. She is the leader of her trio with Razor and Spike.
  • Santana Garrett: One half of the new WOW World Tag Team Championship holders in 2013, All American Girls. Current WOW champion. Lost her tag team partner Amber O'Neal, when she was turned against Garrett by Lana Star.
  • Selina Majors "The Real Deal": Four time WOW World Championship holder. She returned to Women of Wrestling as the current roster's official trainer and as one half of Southern Pride along with Jessie Jones.
  • Sophia López (Leslie Garza): New official representation of Caged Heat. Succeeded in getting the prison team out of prison.
  • Spike (Ashly Martinez): "Niece" of former WOW wrestler Thug. Allied with Riot
  • Stephy Slays (Stephanie Mason): Formerly Stephanie La Maravillosa. One half of the Bully Busters along with Keta Rush.
  • Sunshine (Jamila Griffith): Inspired by The Beach Patrol (original WOW girls Sandy and Summer).
  • Tatevik "The Gamer" (Tatevik Hunanyan)
  • Thug (Peggy Lee Leather): Mentor of her "niece" Spike.
  • Zombie: Did not appear in any WOW episodes.

WOW tag teams (taped 2013-2014, aired 2016)[edit]

The original new tag teams. The only tag team that returned to the promotion was Caged Heat.

  • Abilene Maverick "The Governor's Daughter" & Candace LaRae
  • All American Girls: Amber O'Neal & Santana Garrett
  • Bully Busters: Keta Rush & Stephy Slays (formerly Stephanie La Maravillosa)
  • Caged Heat: Delta Lotta Pain & Loca with The Atty. Sophia Lopez, The Caged Heat Representative
  • Spike & Razor with Thug
  • Southern Pride: Selina Majors & Jessie Jones
  • Tropical Storm: La Niña & Paradise

Championships[edit]

WOW World Championship[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Days Held: Location: Notes:
Terri Gold 1 September 30, 2000 76 Inglewood, California Won a battle royal to become the first champion.
Danger 1 December 15, 2000 51 Inglewood, California Aired on January 13, 2001.
Terri Gold 2 February 4, 2001 27 Inglewood, California Won the title at WOW Unleashed.
Deactivated March 3, 2001 N/A N/A WOW ceased television production sometime after March 3, 2001.
Lana Star 1 2002 4123 Los Angeles, California WOW claimed that following the tapings at Great Western Forum, several of its performers continued wrestling on various independent shows. In a non televised event in LA, Lana Star beat Terri Gold in a WOW sanctioned match for the title.
Jungle Grrrl 1 March 9, 2013 1262 Las Vegas, Nevada Won the title at WOW! Pandemonium Tour 2013. Match aired August 26, 2016.
Santana Garrett[16] 1 September 29, 2016 383+ Los Angeles, California Won the title at the Belasco Theatre.

WOW World Tag Team Championship[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Days Held: Location: Notes:
Caged Heat (Delta Lotta Pain and Loca) 1 February 4, 2001 27 Inglewood, California Won the title at WOW Unleashed. Caged Heat def. Harley's Angels.
Deactivated March 3, 2001 N/A N/A WOW ceased television production sometime after March 3, 2001.
Caged Heat (Delta Lotta Pain and Loca) 2 February 4, 2002 4033 Inglewood, California Returned as champions.
The All American Girls (Amber O'Neal and Santana Garrett) 1 January 19, 2013 1349 Las Vegas, Nevada Won the title at WOW! Pandemonium Tour 2013. Match aired May 6, 2016.
Vacated September 29, 2016 N/A N/A

WOW Unleashed[edit]

WOW Unleashed
Information
Promotion Women of Wrestling
Date February 4, 2001
Attendance ~9500
Venue Great Western Forum
City Inglewood, California
Pay-per-view chronology
N/A WOW Unleashed N/A/


WOW Unleashed was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from Women of Wrestling. It took place on February 4, 2001, from the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The PPV suffered from technical difficulties and a low buyrate. A second PPV, Spring Vengeance, was announced for April 8, 2001, during Unleashed, but never came to fruition. The announcers were Lee Marshall and former manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. Regular announcer David McLane, also the promotion's President, served as Master of Ceremonies.

Round Match Episode 18 (02/04/01) Pay-Per-View Stipulations Results
Part-1 Randi Rah Rah VS Jacklyn Hyde Singles Match Randi Rah Rah (Winner)
Part-2 The Beach Patrol VS Farah "The Persin Princess" & Paradise Tag Team Match A Draw Match
Part-3 Tanja "The Warrior Woman" VS Jane Blond Singles Match Tanja "The Warrior Woman" (Winner)
Part-4 Nicki Law VS Hammerin' Heather Steele Singles Match Nicki Law (Winner)
Part-5 Boom Boom & Caliente VS The Asian Invasion Tag Team Match Boom Boom & Caliente (Winners)
Part-6 Bronco Billie VS The Disciplinarian Singles Match Bronco Billie (Winner)
Part-7 Roxy Powers VS Slam Dunk Singles Match Double Disqualification
Part-8 Riot VS Wendi Wheels Singles Match/Hardcore Match Riot (Winner)
Part-9 Jungle Grrrl VS Beckie "The Farmer's Daughter" Singles Match/Splash Match Jungle Grrrl (Winner)
Part-10 Caged Heat (with Vendetta) VS Harley's Angels (with Thug) Vacant Title: WOW Tag Team Championship Match Caged Heat (Winners)
Part-11 Terri Gold VS Danger Singles Match/WOW Championship Terri Gold (Winner)
Part-12 Lana Star & Patti Pizzazz VS Ice Cold & Poison Tag Team Match/Hair vs. Hair Match Lana Star (Winner)
Part-13 Thug VS Selina Majors Singles Match/Steel Cage Match Thug (Winner)

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