Wrestlicious

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Wrestlicious
Founded2009 [1]
Style Women's professional wrestling
Headquarters Tampa, Florida
Founder(s)Jonathan Vargas
Owner(s)Jonathan Vargas
Johnny Cafarella
Jimmy Hart
Website Wrestlicious.com

Wrestlicious was an American women's professional wrestling promotion based in Tampa, Florida. The company was founded by Jonathan Vargas, who won a Powerball jackpot of $35.3 million in 2008. [2] It was known for its sketch comedy and has been often compared to Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. In 2011, Bleacher Report ranked Wrestlicious No. 11 on its list of the 25 worst wrestling promotions. [3]

Contents

History

Former Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling host and producer Johnny Cafarella and Jimmy Hart partnered with Jonathan Vargas. In March 2009, a trailer was released promoting Wrestlicious. Originally rumored as airing on Fox Network in fall 2009, the Wrestlicious Takedown series eventually aired in syndication beginning in March 2010. Throughout 2010, Wrestlicious signed several new wrestlers (to replace many of the women that had worked for them during the original 2008 tapings and were now unavailable), and then taped new matches beginning in May 2010 to air on Takedown. However, no new content has been made since.

Wrestlicious TakeDown

Wrestlicious TakeDown
Wrestlicioustakedownlogo.png
Created byJonathan Vargas
Johnny Cafarella
Jimmy Hart
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13 (as of November 15, 2010)
Production
Production locations Tampa, Florida
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running timeApproximately 30 minutes per episode
(22 minutes and commercials)
Release
Original network MavTV
BiteTV America One Loaded TV
Original releaseMarch 1, 2010 (2010-03-01) [4]

Wrestlicious TakeDown was the Main Television program produced by Wrestlicious which ran on Dish Network, via MavTV in the United States and BiteTV in Canada, as well as in syndication. The first season consists of 13 episodes. [5] Wrestlicious TakeDown began airing on Monday with its first episode airing on March 1, 2010 [6] However it was announced the following Thursday on March 4, 2010, that the show would be moving to Wednesday. [7] On May 16, 2011, it was announced that Wrestlicious is returning with its employees back to begin a second season, [8] though no second season was ever produced or released.

History

It was announced on March 27, 2010 that Wrestlicious TakeDown will begin airing on many television stations throughout the United States starting around April 1 and May 1, 2010. [9]

Vargas appeared on the show as "JV Rich". Regular features included "JV's CRIB", a look at the goings-on inside JV's mansion frequented by the Wrestlicious girls.

After one season of Wrestlicious stopped production. several of the talents went onto work for WWE, TNA/IMPACT, and other companies.

Roster

Wrestlers

Ring nameReal nameNotes
Alexandra the Great Danyah Rivietz
AnacondaCher Ferrerya
Amber Lively Ashley Simmons
Autumn Frost Jennifer Blake
BanditaJessica CarreraAlso manages Maria Toro
Beatrice Bristol Holly Blossom
Brooke Lynne Rebecca Treston
Charlotte Kimberly Davis
Cobra Jwaundace Candece
Cousin CassieUnknown
Draculetta Shannon Spruill
Emo Leigh Leva Bates
Felony Bonnie Maxon
Fran Mary Beth Bentley
Glory The All American Hero Christie Mathis Wrestlicious Champion
GertKaren Simpson
Juvi HallKayla Ane Meltzer
Jezebel JamesAllison Plunkett
Kandi Kisses Elizabeth Miklosi Managed by The Gumdrops
Kickstart Katie Nevaeh
Lacey Von Erich Lacey Adkisson
Lil SlammLaTrice Harper
Paige Webb Serena Deeb
Malibu MackenzieLana Kinnear
Maria Toro Mercedes Martinez
Masked MillieAnn Brookstone
Maui Maria Santella
Penelope Bristol Hannah Blossom
Sierra SherratonErica D'Erico
Tina The TriggerNicki Tebeau
Toni the TopNikki Tsugranes
Tyler Texas Amy Janas
ViperJeannie Kim
White Magic Lacey

Other on-air personnel

Ring nameReal nameNotes
AzzizaUnknown
Bootcamp BaileyTaylor MarionOn-screen trainer
CharityFalycia Rose PulverManager of The Naughty Girls
Commissioner BlanceSteven Blance
Jimmy Hart Jimmy Hart Co-Host
Johnny C.Johnny CafarellaPlay-by-play commentator
Johnny C. JuniorAndrew OmegaRing announcer
JV RichJonathan VargasOwner
Leyla Milani Leyla Milani Khoshbin Co-Host
Officer BubbaBrad NiedererManager of Felony
SavannahAshley GlasgowCo-host
Occasional wrestler
Shauna NaKristin Flake
Sister Ophelia Mary-Kate Duignan Manager of The Naughty Girls

Stables and Tag Teams

Team nameMembersNotes
The BristolsBeatrice and Penelope Bristol
The Country CutiesCousin Cassie and Tyler Texas
Jimmy's AngelsAnaconda, Cobra and Viper
The Lunch Ladies Fran and Gert
The Naughty GirlsCharity, Hope and Faith
The Southern Belles Charlotte and Savannah
TNTTina the Trigger and Toni the Top

Wrestlicious Championship

#WrestlersReignDateDays
held
LocationEventNotes
1 Glory 1May 24, 2010176 Tampa, Florida Wrestlicious TakeDownDefeated Felony to become the inaugural champion. Title deactivated after company stopped production.

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