The Professional Girl Wrestling Association's "Real Survivors" live card was
held on Saturday, April 21st in Winston-Salem, NC USA.
This live card brought together some of the best female professional wrestlers in North America and Europe for an evening of quality action
suitable for the entire family!
The objective of events like the "Real Survivors" card is to provide an alternative to what passes for "women's wrestling" in big league 'sports
entertainment' these days. The style of wrestling found in PGWA rings harks
back to the "Golden Age" of the sport, when such women as June Byers, Mildred
Burke, Nell Stewart, and Penny Banner were as popular and respected...if not
more so...as the likes of Lou Thesz, Buddy Rogers, Bruno Sammartino, and
From first bell to last, the "Real Survivors" was a rousing success! The
PGWA wishes to thank the fans who attended, the WWP for its assistance, and,
of course, the ladies who proved (once again) that women's pro wrestling is
as thrilling and breathtaking...if not more so...than any men's match!
By all accounts, "Real Survivors" was a hit!
1. LEILANI KAI vs. SHELBY BEACH- The "Living Legend" of women's wrestling,
Leilani, faced a tough challenge from Englishwoman Shelby. This was certainly one of the most physical battles Kai has had lately, but in the
end, the wily Hawaiian was able to put her many years' worth of experience to
good use and beat the young Brit!
After the match, Leilani was surprised to receive the very first 'Penny Banner Spirit of Excellence'
award. Banner, who is the Commissioner of the PGWA, is a legend of the sport in her own right, and she selected Leilani Kai
to receive this special award in recognition of her longtime efforts to promote pro wrestling, to encourage youngsters to enter the sport, and to
maintain the highest levels of quality possible.
2. SUSAN GREEN vs. DESIREE PETERSEN- Texas cowgirl Sue is no stranger to rough 'n tumble matches, but even she was surprised by her opponent's
strength and tenacity in the ring! Green, a former PGWA champ, managed to
score the 'W' in this exciting bout, but it was a very near thing! Desiree,
a native of Holland, is a former WWF titleholder, and she has held numerous
belts in her adopted home of Canada.
3. SLICK RICK vs. DRED SCOTT- Something new for the PGWA...a MEN'S match! Both wrestlers are stars of the World Wrestling Promotion, and they brought
their ongoing feud to the PGWA ring. When Rick finally realized that he couldn't beat Dred fair and square, he lived up to his name and slickly
planted a foreign object on his opponent; when the referee spotted it, Dred
Scott was disqualified!
4. AMBER HOLLY vs. RITA MARTIN- A semipro match between amateur grappler Rita
and rookie pro Amber! Amber is a former 'Southern Belles Club' amateur wrestler herself, so there were lots of technical mat moves in this one.
Martin has a great deal of potential, but in the end, Holly's pro experience
5. SUSAN GREEN & RANDY ROGERS vs. AMBER HOLLY & ROB "CRYBABY"
McBRIDE- This mixed tag team match saw the gender boundaries blur as Sue unloaded on the
Crybaby more than once! And that spelled doom for McBride and Holly as their
opponents claimed the victory.
6. LEILANI KAI & PIPPA L'VINN vs. DESIREE PETERSEN & SHELBY BEACH- Kai teams
up with L'Vinn, the British Middleweight Champion, against the team of Petersen and Beach; and just for good measure, Leilani and Pippa have
retained the services of manager Ronnie P. Gossett, Jr., who was more than
happy to interfere on behalf of his wrestlers! This match was as hard-fought
as any seen tonight, and the ring literally shook from the poundings these
four women administered to one another! Kai and L'Vinn are the official winners, but the end of this match settled nothing, and all four wrestlers
will meet again on Monday the 23rd in a rematch...with Gossett banned from
7. RIPTIDE vs. LEXIE FYFE vs. BRANDI ALEXANDER- A Three Way Dance for the PGWA Championship! Titleholder Riptide, the "Ultimate Fighting Machine,"
meets the two top contenders for the belt in an electrifying melee that had
the fans on their feet and cheering from start to finish! At first, Riptide
and Alexander teamed up to overpower their mutual nemesis, Fyfe. But before
either of them could completely put her away, they turned on one another! Brandi received more than a little illegal help from her manager at ringside,
Victoria Michaels; and Riptide's extensive martial arts training put her in
command of the match more than once. But, in the end, it was the Foxy Lady,
Lexie Fyfe, who managed to win this one, and to have the prestigious strap of
leather and gold placed around her waist!