Wrestling / Black Rose

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As PWS Bombshells and Ring Warriors Battling Bombshells Champion

Born in Dorado on Borinquen and hailing from San Juan, Nilka Garcia swam at the Puerto Rican Naval base, performed at PR & El Show del Medio Dia as a dancer, got roles on El Casco de San Juan and El Show de Sunshine Logroño as an actress, and served as a trainer for Body Fit Concept on Canal 7 Tele Isla and The Spot in West Park Florida. She's also trained in boxing, mixed martial arts, and professional wrestling with El Profe, Tommy Diablo and Carlos Colon.

As far as professional wrestling goes, she also got training from Pablo Márquez and debuted in 2003 as Black Rose, managing clientele ranging from Street Fugitives to the affluent Huracan Castillo Jr in WWC, New Revolution Wrestling Lucha Libre and other organizations that became tied to the World Wrestling League. She also wrestled in the Puerto Rican half of the International Wrestling Association and captured WWC's women's title three times.

La Rosa Negra later wrestled in the continental USA for then NWA member Ring Warriors, where she was the first to hold their Battling Bombshells Title and represented them with it in various Canadian, Dominican and Bolivian promotions. She also won the Pro Wrestling Syndicate Bombshells title and later became the first holder of the PWS Bombshells Majestic title. She was also supported by local Florida boxer Noemi Bosques in SHINE, popped up in Mexico's LLF and won the High Speed Championship belt in Japan's World Wonder Ring STARDOM.

She's not to be confused with the masked Rosa Negra of CMLL nor The Black Rose Nikki Adams of the same PWS and Valkyrie promotions.

Rompe abusadora, con tropes batidora!

  • Action Mom: Her daughter's a track star.
  • Arch-Enemy: La Amazona and her replacement tag team partner, Leandra.
  • Aside Glance: Given how many themes La Rosa Negra has used, this was the response she had when Ring Warriors managed to play a theme she never had before or was adverse to during her entrances or victories.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Besides her Puerto Rican flag bandana, she also started wearing a black Bandana around her leg in mid 2014 till Leva Bates stole it (Leva's gimmick involves dressing as others and imitating them, though it's doubtful Rosa was flattered). Wore them in coordination with Amanda Rodriguez after becoming her manager.
  • Bash Brothers: With Los Compadres, El Bronco #1 and Rico Suave as well as their other valet, Destiny. With Los Fugitivos de la Calle, Niche and Lynx in WWC (but not in IWA). Also Sensacional Carlitos (not that one, the one who married Sweet Nancy) and Jumping Jeff Jeffrey.
  • Braids of Action: She sometimes wrestled in cornrows.
  • Cameo: Even when not under contract with WWC, Black Rose could sometimes be seen in the crowd cheering on El Bronco #1. Also, while wrestling for IWA Puerto Rico she appeared in some ads for Exotic Fitness Studio's pole dancing classes.
  • Cheap Heat: Took a fan's Angel Rose sign at a U Know Pro event and ripped it in two.
  • Christmas Episode: In 2006, Black Rose participated in two Christmas in Puerto Rico shows for IWA. La Rosa Negra gave out candy canes and presents to the children in attendance during the last Ring Warriors show under the NWA banner.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: When Black Rose was pantsed while trying to escape from La Bella Carmen and Fantasy
  • Cooking Duel: Black Rose did not just strive to be a better wrestler than Barbie Boy, but also to outdo him in the art of dance. Sojourner Bolt coxed her into a dance off at SHINE… and then took La Rosa Negra by the hair while her back was turned. "Portugal's Perfect Athlete" Shanna failed to live up to her moniker when she competed with La Rosa at anything other than wrestling.
  • Cosplay: At Animate Miami 2013, she wrestled as Storm alongside Tommy Vandal as Mario against Angel Rose as Electra and Johnny Vandal as the Terrorist.
  • Crowd Chant: When barked at by U Know Pro's crowds she barked back, but didn't take kindly to "She's a hood rat!". Barks went on to become a pro La Rosa "chant".
  • Cute Bruiser: Black Rose might have a tendency to cartwheel to ring (and sometimes Spin-A-Roonie), but once she's in it she relies on forearms, elbows, clotheslines and fireman’s carries.
  • Dance Sensation: Lead many friends and fans in the Harlem Shake at Women Of Wrestling Puerto Rico. Shawn Prime led an attack to prevent her from doing the same in Future Of Wrestling.
  • Do with Him as You Will: Her loss of the Battling Bombshell's title was recognized even after referee Bruce Ownens admitted to missing Sienna Duvall grabbing La Rosa Negra's tights during the pin. Then FOW's crowd cheered her on as she threatened to punch out referee Fernando Jiminez after Sienna Duvall hit Rosa with a chair and he would not allow Rosa to strike back with it. Turned out there was some confusion, as it wasn't illegal to use chairs in FOW, who hosted the event, but was in Ring Warriors who the title belonged to. So Ring Warriors put the two in a street fight on a Bahamas show.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: She and contemporary WWC migrants to the 50 States were teased for their limited grasp of English as they tried to establish themselves. While La Morena and La Amazona could effectively shut this down, it was practically a running gag among La Rosa Negra's opponents, even fellow Puerto Rican Niya Barela.
  • Enemy Mine
    • With Génesis and the Colóns when New Wrestling Stars and New Empire invaded WWC. Black Rose also proved more tolerable to Stacy Colón than Tigresa at the 2015 Euphoria.
    • A shaky case with La Morena, whose intent to take revenge on Killer Kat and Debbie Ross lead to an alliance with Black Rose. Morena managed to tolerate her again "So Ring Warriors could be successful".
    • Invoked at FOW, where La Amazona was punished for an earlier attack on La Rosa Negra by having Leilani Kai referee their title match, based on the fact Amazona had already lost to Kai at a Ring Warriors event.
  • Evil Counterpart
    • To Sumie Sakai in PWS. "Petite" veterans from islands where not much English is spoken, who tend to stretch the rules to their limits yet are also eager for audience approval, both providing copious amounts of fan service as if it were second nature, even using many of the same moves, albeit in different ways. PWS crowds finding Sakai funny was the difference. However their most climactic encounter was the finals of Valkyrie's International Joshi Grand Prix, which lacked the dynamic.
    • She and Amazing Kong were temporarily setup as such to Backseat Girlz. Annie Social being another smallish wrestler just as well known for managerial duty and The Amazing one called into PWS specifically to keep Missy Sampson away from La Rosa Negra.
  • Face Palm: A double palmed one during a March 2013 tag match, which was more out of anguish than annoyance or frustration, after a worn down Sweet Nancy tried to roll away from a top turnbuckle splash from Leandra but got hit anyway.
  • Fighting Your Friend: She pitted a reluctant Niche against Lynx at WWC's 2011 EUFORIA Tour and then ordered him to keep attacking his former partner after Niche lost the match.
  • Finishing Move: Makes use of the rarely seen leg cradle. Rare for cradles themselves, she uses it as a submission rather than a pin, but it makes sense in action. More commonly, La Rosa Negra uses a frog splash (sometimes called the Rose or Scorpion Splash after her tattoo).
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Black Rose used to be a fierce rival of Sweet Nancy’s, but a common enemy in Amazona lead to a lasting friendship.
  • Friendship Moment: When La Rosa Negra challenged for the High Speed Title, her and Starfire's attempt to keep their match clean immediately broke down. But when Starfire twisted her knee while countering an inverted face lock, La Rosa Negra was hesitant to continue the match and though she ultimately finished the severely slowed Starfire, La Rosa carried her to the locker room once the bell rang.
  • Funny Background Event: During her title defenses against Santana Garrett, La Rora Negra's manager Rihanna Alli could be seen arguing with or chasing Fabulous Frank, at one point pacing back and forth with Rosa Negra's Battling Bombshells belt as if she was the champion. (Frank was trying to steal it)
  • Gimmick Matches: To name a few, Black Rose beat Sexy Juliette in an NWS mud pool match and then had to wrestle José Chaparro right after it. NWS also gave her a hardcore rules match with Demonique, IWA gave her one with Amazona, along with a Lumberjack match. WWC gave her a steel cage match with Génesis and a broom match with La Bella Carmen. U Know Pro, a triple threat steel cage with Didi Cruz and Angel Rose.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Sometimes wrestled with them in NWS, WWC and STARDOM. She wore braided pigtails while refereeing Tom Danniels vs Amazona at NRW Lucha Libre.
  • Girly Bruiser: She'll gladly take a hit but she'll be livid if you take her hair iron or extensions.
  • Glass Jaw Referee: Started exploiting the trope against particularly tough challengers to her PWS belts, such as then SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa. Mickie James being the ref at Homecoming Havoc made it more difficult.
  • Groin Attack: Played like she was going to let Jorge Alonso bump and grind but then rammed her butt into his crotch, causing him to double over and be mocked by a passing fan. At times she's also substituted her signature gut elbow for a head drop to the crotch.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: We could have limited ourselves to this topic and still filled a whole page on her. Even limiting examples to Florida, she started tweener in the NWA, in behavior and audience responses. Adding New Jersey, she became "double champion" and defended one belt primarily as a face and the other primarily as a heel.
  • Humiliating Wager: Beat La Morena and Debbie Ross in a triple threat bra and panties match during WWC Honor vs. Traicion 2010. Black Rose and La Morena almost immediately stripped Ross and spent most of the match beating her up before Black Rose finally stripped Morena.
  • I Can Still Fight
    • Her pleas for a SHINE 24 match were repeatedly denied after displaying "concussion like symptoms" due to multiple brass knuckle strikes from Taylor Made. She had the same attitude after being injured by Malia Hosaka and Leilani Kai but relented and stuck to managing Amanda Rodriguez.
    • She was flown out of World Wonder Ring STARDOM to get surgery in the USA after tearing both of her knees in a match against Datura only to learn her insurance was not ready to pay for it. So she saw X Wrestling in Florida were willing to give her a contender's match with Su Yung and decided that if her knees didn't work she'd just use her hands. It took being burnt from shoulder to calf trying to stop a house fire to keep her out of matches, with Oedo~tai stablemates Holidead and Thunder Rosa fighting in her stead until new skin grew and the swelling went down.
  • Ignored Enemy: NRW Lucha Libre Champion Queen Adonis took exception to La Amazona and Black Rose ignoring him to fight each other. They eventually did grant his wish and fight him though.
  • Insufferable Genius: La Rosa Negra's more like an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy but she provided a quote while on Reality Check of Caged Heat radio to Jorge Alonso that sums up the trope
    "No worries I respect all opinions, I respect whatever peoples say. So pero, I show you, you's wrong!"
  • It's Personal
    • Even after Black Rose's face turn, La Amazona had since turned the other way and specifically set out to hurt Génesis worse than Black Rose had. The most progress made was getting them to do smiling promotional stuff for Ring Warriors together, where Amazona even celebrated at Bombshells and Jingle Bells when La Rosa Negra won a symbolic victory for the company by pinning Kacee Carlise but Amazona teamed up with Melissa Coates over their past issue with La Rosa after the New Year rolled around.
    • La Rosa Negra really doesn't like Sienna Duvall, whom she feels has no respect for her people or culture. The Diva Beater Duvall in turn resents that La Rosa Negra has body building and fitness competition background (read: “modeling”).
    • La Rosa Negra takes offense to Amber Rodriguez calling herself a Boricua princess, insisting Rodriguez is not even from Puerto Rico. Also, Amber tried to steal her Ring Warriors title belt. La Rosa's even temporarily teamed up with Sienna against Amber and threw in her lot with the Backseat Girlz when Rodriguez's group, Strength In Numbers, offered her membership.
    • Despite Valkyrie's SHINE 18 attack, she addressed returning member Taylor Made professionally before SHINE 21. Then Rosa and Noemi Bosques were assaulted by April Hunter while Made got brass knuckles...six Shines later Rosa and Made were fighting on ladder to get brass knuckles on a pole...
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: If the description up there did not give you an idea, know that’s the short list regarding Black Rose’s history in athletics and performance arts.
  • Leitmotif: One of Black Rose's initial ones in the fifty states. Vendetta pro's taktron for another.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Has as much to say about her happy looking promo photos. In the ring, "is other stuff".
  • Little Black Dress: She has wrestled in one, and it does serve a practical purpose for a Puerto Rican wrestler. Blood stains don't show up well on black.
  • The Napoleon: La Rosa Negra was visibly annoyed when could not reach Taeler Hendrix's hands for a test of strength challenge while defending the PWS Majestic title.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Earned her Red Baron, La Abusadora, by mercilessly beating people and breaking La Morena's ankle with a chair. On the flip side she was frequently left unable to stand by La Morena, Killer Kat and Sweet Nancy(sometimes Barbie Boy helped) in IWA. La Amazona fought them but the numbers advantage proved insurmountable and the two were on the wrong end of many beat downs until Poison Ivy lent them a hand at Masacre en el Valle II.
  • Nothing Personal: Her interactions with Kacee Carlise were impassioned but mostly professional. La Rosa Negra had no interest in Melissa Coates's grudge (from Rose's 2010 WWC heel run) and teamed with Coates in when they "reunited" in Vendetta Pro Wrestling.
  • Oddly Small Organization: Los Abusadores Internacional started with Ejecutivo Jorge Estrella y Secretaria Personal Debbie. Later Secretaria de Defensa Natalie was introduced.
  • One Steve Limit
    • La Rosa Negra competed for Valkyrie Women's Wrestling in New York while opposing a power stable called Valkyrie in SHINE. That's expected when working for different promotions but on the first Valkyrie show she pinned two wrestlers that make up S.I.N. and the first two Valkyrie members to cross her were also members of Valkyrie's sub group, Made In Sin. Debbie Ross didn't become her secretary either.
    • Two of her largest opponents in the NWA are both named Andrea. Andrea Mother she can wrestle well against, Andrea The Giant she doesn't do so well against.
  • Patriotic Fervor: While Black Rose was known for managing two groups of Puerto Rican hating Dominicans, after working off the island La Rosa Negra found that she was very proud to be a Boricua. She wore "I love Puerto Rico!" on her backside when she returned for WWL Insurrection.
  • Pint Sized Power House: Black Rose was often the shortest person on the WWC roster, even when Juliette was on it. She's also been seen running around with the larger La Morena and Didi Cruz on one shoulder, startled Amber O'Neal by simply standing up and carrying her while locked in submission holds and is capable of doing the same to the over six foot Andrea Mother. Height aside, she usually weighs in only two pounds less than women's heavyweight (60 KG). She's not smaller than all taller opposition.
  • Power Stable
    • The Dominican Revolution with Bacano, Bravo and Shaka The Trucker.
    • Brought into Oedo~tai by Hudson Envy in World Wonder Ring STARDOM.
  • Power Trio: Las Sicarias in SHINE with Ivelisse Velez and Amanda Rodriguez.
  • Product Placement: La Rosa Negra's attempted response to upstart Amber Rodriguez's trash talk in English did not go so well, leading Amber waving a box of Eggo Waffles at the camera and Rosa on Google looking up how to pronounce ego.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: The following list is not even all of them
    • In WWC and NRW Lucha Libre: Culo by Pitbull
    • WWC My Hips Don't Lie by Shakira, Abusadora by Wisin y Yandel
    • In NWA and PWS: La Batidora and La Batidora 2 by Yaga and Makie. In FOW she has the 2007 La reunion remix of La Batidora, which is more fitting, given she usually gets a hero’s welcome in FOW.
    • In NWA FUW: Gasolina Daddy Yankee, a theme formerly used by Génesis
  • Retcon: La Rosa Negra's second shot at NWA World Women's Champion Kacee Carlisle suddenly became La Rosa Negra defending her own Ring Warriors Battling Bombshells title, which was now “the most important title in the wrestling”. This was because Ring Warriors was breaking away from the NWA. It was pretty clear they were not especially eager to, La Rosa Negra would still call Kacee Carlisle the best wrestler in the world in future promos, despite retaining the Battling Bombshell's belt clean.
  • The Rival
    • Lady Demonique and Génesis were Black Rose's main rivals during her first WWC champion run, Demonique putting Génesis and Rose on the same page for awhile. After finally getting the better of Demonique, Debbie Ross and Killer Kat in her next two runs.
    • La Morena consistently for most of her career. Black Rose had been associated with Dominicans but was teaming with La Zona Illegal when Morena valeted for The Dominican Revolution. Despite the usual opposition, they did trust each other's words at face value.
    • “Queen Of Philly” Sienna Duvall was probably her first outside of the Caribbean..
    • Traveling the world and still failing to win a title belt, Mia Yim came back to USA with resolve to take one of La Rosa Negra's. Yim failed in this quest but managed to spoil La Rosa Negra's attempt to become a Triple Crown Florida Champion by beating her out to be the first NWA FUW Women's Champion and then successfully defending the belt against La Rosa.
    • Sexy Juliette The Huntress/The Anti Diva Sofia Cortez/Ivelisse Vélez has been both bitter enemy and teammate.
    • Generally remained friendly with Su Yung, even though Yung kept stretching the rules during their matches, up until Yung went off the deep end and joined Valkyrie.
  • Sanity Slippage: After continued appearance for Ring Warriors Online with La Amazona, her smiles started to get disturbing. Also seemed just a little too happy about fighting Angel Rose.
  • Sassy Black Woman: She and Destiny were described as such when managing Los Compadres. Also when with WWC Tag Champions Los Fugitivos and after PWS BLOW 4, she really came off like one.
  • Shaking the Rump: La Rosa Negra usually does so during her ring entrances, sometimes even during her multiple alternating splits entrance, which Sienna Duvall and Mia Yim have made frequent note of.
    Mia Yim: "We can't have that! Its rated G up in here!"
  • Signature Move: Short armed power slam, diving back elbow out of the corner or a slingshot elbow drop to gut of someone against the bottom turnbuckle. Over the shoulder or elevated cradle turnbuckle ram, the latter sometimes dropped into a face buster, the Boston Crab. A springboard moonsault(La Quebrada) around the time she was with Niche and Lynx.
  • So Proud of You: Her message to Ivelisse before their SHINE title match in Full Impact Pro. Saved her trash talk for Shanna.
  • Spicy Latina: Black Rose is easy going, but she's also really easy to set off.
  • Suck My Rose: Black Rose is often seen carrying black roses in her teeth. (Presumably, she does not mind a mouth full of thorns)
  • Sword Limbo: Black Rose's instinctive counter to a super sidekick from Amazona Kick to lean back to the mat, push off with one arm and throw an elbow with the other. Leg limbo?
  • Sympathy for the Hero She first met "La Chica de la Actitud" Roxxy as an opponent to support Sweet Nancy, who had betrayed Roxxy in EWO. When Amazona also betrayed Roxxy on Vanilla Varga's behalf in WWC though, Black Rose decided to even the odds for her.
  • Theatrics of Pain: Usually shakes off most offense before long, when something sticks, the way she moves will change entirely (if not stop). The rudimentary covers during her WWC Septembre Negro title defense against Serena Deeb is a good example. Her labored movement following an injection of perfection on SHINE 18 and Shanna's goal at SHINE 20 are two more. By contrast, her inability to walk for more than a minute after a Battling Bombshells title defense in Orlando during 2012 was not selling.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: Amber Rodriguez had acquired the services of Rico Casanova, who knew La Rosa Negra's repertoire inside out. Rosa Negra countered this by training with Kevin Sullivan.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Started to turn face] after the second Pro Wrestling Syndicate BLOW but then suddenly became a real ass. This was later revealed to be a result of Vinny Fenucci's favoritism going to her head.
  • Tournament Arc: She won the PWS Majestic 12 by outlasting Mia Yim and Jessie Kaye.
  • Training Montage: Besides doing several for The Spot (or at The Spot for shows), she also interrupted one of radio host Jorge Alonso's (who was training to beat her up)
  • Underestimating Badassery: While feuding with Sienna Duvall over the Battling Bombshells title, La Rosa Negra had little to say to or about Su Yung (Duvall of course had a lot to say, training in revived FCW made Yung a "diva")and pinned Yung in an almost casual manner when they first squared off, talking trash to Duvall the entire time. Yung consistently climbing back into number one contention lead to La Rosa becoming one of her biggest fans though.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Even if you can't hear what she says, her body language often tells quite enough. Take when La Rosa Negra revealed how she leg cradles in PWS, she didn't just hold on longer than necessary, she started doing pushups while Angelina Love was tapping out.
  • Ugly Hero, Good-Looking Villain: Vinny Fenucci, AKA Vinny Vice, made her the villain by hand picking La Rosa Negra to be face of the PWS Bombshells division and proclaiming Missy Sampson too ugly to be on his roster.
  • Use Your Head: Has resorted to head butts, such as a desperate attempt to escape from Sienna Duvall's straight jacket or out of frustration with Mia Yim. La Rosa Negra usually does not strike head to head when doing so, she's nowhere near as hardheaded as Christina Von Eerie, Santana Garret, Thunderkitty, ect.
  • We Used to Be Friends
    • She and Amazona were tag team partners in IWA. Amazona even took several beatings from Sweet Nancy, Killer Kat and Morena, trying to stop their continued efforts to injure Black Rose. But Rose became envious when Amazona won IWA's women's title and they haven't been right since.
    • La Rosa Negra used to help train and promote Dynamite Didi Cruz at The Spot. This time drama over Rosa's title belt killed the friendship. Didi made an effort to keep it professional and stay friends at Boricua's Most Wanted but Rosa was having none of it. Didi seemed to be repairing the relationship at U Know Pro until she accidentally speared La Rosa.
    • At WWC's Euphoria 2015 the returning Black Rose didn't get a friendly welcome from La Tigresa.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: While wrestling outside of Puerto Rico, she often wears the flag on her head and everywhere else she is clothed.

Alternative Title(s): La Rosa Negra

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