MONTREAL – The popular NCW Femmes Fatales promotion has undergone some changes in recent months, but the show on Saturday night proved that there’s always a chance to come home again.

Injuries and absences forced new booker Pat Laprade — the author and contributor to SLAM! Wrestling — to scramble at the last minute to re-gig the card.

The result was a main event with a No Disqualification Elimination Triple Threat Match for the Femmes Fatales International championship, with champion Courtney Rush defending against Saraya Knight (mother of WWE Diva Paige) and former champion LuFisto, who was also part of the original founders of the Femmes Fatales idea.

LuFisto holds up the Femmes Fatales International championship. Photo by Karen Broadway

Knight and LuFisto have had many battles over the last few years, including in New England over the WSU title. As for Rush, she has been undefeated in the promotion over the last four years, claiming the title back on August 16, 2014.

So the Bruxelles Center in Montreal was ready for a war, and got one.

One moment that had the fans in awe was when Rush had Knight in a tombstone position on the second turnbuckle only to see LuFisto grab Rush from the back and execute what many called the electric chair drop with both Knight and Rush in her arms. To the surprise of all, the champion was the first to be eliminated. In the end, LuFisto got the best of Knight, but only after giving her three solid chair shots to regain the belt she once had.

The rest of the show was solidly entertaining, featuring the normal mix of homegrown Quebec women wrestlers and imported stars.


  • The first match had La Parfaite Caroline, who broke sound level records with her constant screaming insults, up against Missy who got the win.
  • Jessika Black got the pin against Stacy Thibault.
  • In an open contract match with the winner choosing her next opponent for an upcoming Femmes Fatales show, Sweet Cherrie won against Portia Perez and Sassy Stephie, who was accompanied by her manager Miss Rachelle. Angie Skye was the special referee.
  • The fans were then treated to one of the best match of the evening between the teams of Leah Von Dutch and Kaitlin Diemond against Seleziya Sparks and Hania the Howling Huntress. Although Von Dutch and Diemond won, the fans were very impressed by Sparks and Hania and gave them a standing ovation.
  • Mental and Muscles lost against Mary Lee Rose and Kira.
  • Cheerleader Melissa won her battle against Vanessa Kraven in a long and hard fought match that matched the two wrestlers for the first time.

All in all, the NCW Femmes Fatales and its new booker have to be pleased with the result of the show and the crowd at the new venue. Stephane Bruyere had been the booker for FF, and he resigned just two weeks after Femmes Fatales 16 in November 2014. He had been the matchmaker since the birth of Femmes Fatales back in April 2009.

The next NCW Femmes Fatales show will be on August 1st.