The WWE is well into the company’s “Women’s Revolution” as the upcoming all woman’s pay per view, Revolution, is this upcoming Sunday, October 28th. One could argue that the real women’s revolution has been happening on the independent scene many years long before the WWE changed face.
A few weeks ago, I discussed some of the flaws that local/independent promotions have, but one of the things they do right is women’s professional wrestling. While admittedly I am not a huge follower of indie wrestling, I do try to keep up with what is happening with women’s wrestling as my wife has grown to have an interest in it.
So, with that in mind, which women should you be keeping an eye on into 2019? I’ve written about some of the females you should keep an eye on below. Because it may be likely you may not have hear of some, or any of them, I’ve gone ahead and linked to their website/Facebook page so you can give some of their matches a watch.
- Kara Noia – Kara has been on the indie wrestling circuit for exactly one year, but has already begun to make waves. Kara trained at The Academy School of Professional Wrestling, which is ran by former WWE/TNA star Ken Anderson and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In one of her first matches (her seventh to be exact) Kara took on Leva Bates for the Heavy On Wrestling Women’s Championship on ten minutes notices. She has since wrestler various promotions throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Illinois, including Impact Pro Wrestling and First Wrestling. She recently captured her first singles championship by defeating Tommy Lee Curtis. Yes, that’s right, she isn’t afraid to take on men in the square circle either.
- Penelope Ford – Ford made her debut in 2014 and has competed all over the United States. Many of you may be familiar with her work as valet to Joey Janella. Ford has wrestled in Combat Zone Wrestling and most recently, Women Superstars Uncensored. She even took on NXT star Shayna Baszler in her pre-NX days for Women’s Wrestling Revolution. Yet another female on this list not afraid to mix it up with the boys as she has wrestled multiple mixed tag team matches and has been put through barbed wire during a match for Beyond Wrestling. Ford is beautiful, talented, and is the total package for a potential NXT/WWE debut.
- Samantha Heights – Heights began her career in Rockstar Pro Wrestling in Dayton, Ohio and was trained by current Impact Wrestling star, Dave Crist. Heights has also been all over the United States, wrestling for the likes of Combat Zone Wrestling and Shimmer. Heights has taken on Veda Scott, Lufisto, and Su Yung. Don’t be surprised if she steps into Impact Wrestling soon.
- Kylie Rae – Rae debuted in 2016 in Booker T’s Reality of Wresting promotion. Since then she has taken on Kiera Hogan, Candice LeRae, Tessa Blanchard, and Veda Scott. Rae has put in time in Freelance Wrestling, Rise and Shimmer. At only 26 years old, the future is bright for Rae, and she would be an excellent fit on the NXT roster if it ever presented itself.
Others you should keep an eye on the rest of the year and into 2019 include: Kavita Devi, Zoey Skye, Charli Evans, and Delilah Doom.
What are your thoughts? Are there any particular women competitors you are watching in 2019 that we should be paying attention to ?