By DAN MURPHY – For SLAM! Wrestling
In recent years, women’s independent wrestling has developed a passionate following in the U.S. and Canada, thanks largely to promotions like SHIMMER (based in Berwyn, Illinois), SHINE (Ybor City, Florida), NCW Femmes Fatales (Montreal, Quebec), and Women Superstars Uncensored (Voorhees, New Jersey), among others.
Former SHIMMER champion Saraya Knight (the mother of WWE NXT women’s champion Paige) is working to build up women’s wrestling in the United Kingdom. Along with her husband, the recently-retired “Rowdy” Ricky Knight, Saraya has built Bellatrix Female Warriors, a women-only promotion based in Norwich, England.
Featuring a mix of homegrown talents trained in the Knights’ school, as well as an assortment of formidable international talent, Bellatrix is cultivating a dedicated international fan base. Read More