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Wrestling: WSU

Women Superstars Uncensored is an all-women's independent wrestling promotion based in New Jersey that has been around since 1996, though its official establishment is recognised in 2007. The promotion runs live events, iPPVs as well as plenty of DVD material. The promotion has a working agreement with Dragon Gate USA and also claims to be "the leader of women's wrestling in the northeast". In contrast with SHIMMER which provides for itself by being family friendly, WSU features plenty of violence, blood and profanity (as the "Uncensored" part suggests) as well as having storyline based entertainment. Some of WSU's wrestlers have worked in WWE and TNA (and SHIMMER as well).

WSU has long been able to boast that it runs more cards a year than any other women's promotion in the USA.

"Women Tropes Uncensored":

  • Action Girl/Dark Action Girl: It's a women's wrestling promotion, making it a World of Action Girls.
  • Afro Asskicker: Marti Belle.
  • Alliterative Name: Sassy Stephie, Hailey Hatred, Mercedes Martinez, Monsta Mack (from the early years as Wrestling Superstars Uncensored)
  • Bad Boss: Spitting on your champion is bad, right? Don't go changing, DJ Hyde
  • Badass Boast: The research was done, Nikki Roxx is 90% muscle.
  • Biker Babe: Amber O'Neal, Amy Lee
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Tina San Antonio was revealed to be this, feigning an injury so she could have a (kayfabe) secret WWE tryout while she and Marti Belle were Tag Team Champions.
  • Breakup Breakout: When the Belle Saints split, Marti Belle found herself chasing the Spirit Championship and eventually winning it.
    • Lexxus headed in this direction when her partner Amber retired from wrestling.
    • If you want a Meta Example, Brittney Savage (at the time Brooke Carter) was previously in a tag team that had to split when her partner was signed to a major promotion. That promotion? WWE. The girl in question? AJ Lee.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Lexxus, well Bronx rage but its to be expected from an NECW veteran either way.
  • Cloudcuckoo Lander: Mickie Knuckles is...a hard one to predict. Meanwhile, Lufisto thinks she's an anime. Chris Dickinson is the greatest women's wrestler ever, or so he claims.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Good lord Amy Lee. Annie Social and Kimber Lee do this as well.
  • Combat Commentator: Missy Hyatt, Sean Hanson. Monsta Mack has made returns to the promotion to do commentary as well.
  • Complexity Addiction: The Midwest Militia, judging by the end of Breaking Barriers II. They were in a 6-woman War Games match that could only be won by one member of the opposing team forfeiting for all of them. They handcuffed Brittney Savage and Alicia to the ropes and threatened Mercedes Martinez with a machete, forcing Brittney to forfeit the match for them. Oh and before that, they also knocked out the referee several times, got other participants locked out of the cage and mugged the ringside doctor.
  • Crossover: Besides the promotions already mentioned, the NYWC Women's Champion and NCW Femmes Fatales International Champion tend to be featured.
  • Darker and Edgier: Even more than TNA.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The Boston Shore apparently expected Melina to lie down for Lexxus based on her standout match with Mercedes Martinez and then jumped her for not only fighting back but winning. Rain and Serena, not exactly known for their compassion, decided the Shore really needed to cut it out. For that display of sympathy, Lexxus laid out the already not medically cleared to compete Serena with a chair backstage.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Princess Jana, The Portuguese Princess Ariel, The Punk Princess Christina Von Eerie
  • Eviler than Thou: DJ Hyde basically demands worship as the undisputed god king of all associated with Beyond. All the sudden Jessicka Havok's continued rebellion against the promotion really doesn't look so bad.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Lufisto at the end of Uncensored Rumble V.
  • Facial Markings: Sassy Stephanie has had an eye spot under one of her eyes. Also, The Nigerian Nightmares have shown up during National Wrestling Superstars crossovers managed by Voodoo Princess Sheeta.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Subverted by Angel Orsini and Jazz, who it turned out wasn't too interested in making up with her long time enemy. Jazz did help draw Orsini and Mercedes Martinez closer together though.
  • Flower Motifs: Wouldn't you know Daizee Haze and The Black Rose Nikki Syxx brought such motifs?
  • Fragile Speedster: Niya and Divina Fly. Not speedy enough to escape Rain's Army and fragile enough to make an example of.
  • The Giant: Alpha Female, brought in to stand in the way of the nominally banned Havok.
  • Girly Bruiser: Marti Belle, former model/actress and damn fine wrestler too.
  • Gorgeous George: Rick Cataldo, the "Boy Diva".
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door:
    • As of late 2011, Mercedes Martinez was a heel in SHIMMER and a face in WSU. The International Home-Wrecking Crew have also appeared as both faces and heels with the promotion.
    • Kimber Lee was a heel in CZW and a face in WSU while Christina Von Eerie was the opposite to her in both promotions. Neither really changed in character either, just the atmosphere around them. WSU is mostly what Kimber Lee wants to change CZW into already while a lot of the tactics the Combat Zone does not bat an eye at are considered dirty cowardice on Uncensored.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Since leaving WWE Serena had competed as a heel at WSU and would have been the heel in her match with Melina. Her injury turned her face when she appeared at the PPV and she even prevented outside interference in the match.
  • Humiliating Wager: Mercedes' hair was on the line during a bullrope match match with Angel Orsini, but she won.
  • I'll Kill You!: We'll kill you? The Midwest Militia had been making the threat toward Mercedes Martinez for weeks but no one really took them seriously as they should have until the Militia attempt to beat Martinez to death was already well in progress with Amy Lee, Alicia and Brittney Savage were Forced to Watch. They seemed to finally stop when it was clear Martinez couldn't even move anymore but no, Havok at least was willing to finish the job.
  • Imperiled in Pregnancy: Luscious Latasha decided to wait until the last minute to tell her tag team partner she was pregnant. Jana, understandably, was a bit annoyed but giving Latasha a splash was probably crossing the line. However, after Latasha was taken to the hospital it was revealed she was mistaken about her pregnancy, though too late to keep the team together.
  • Joisey: Before TNA had the shore, there was Angel Orsini and she had a successful run here.
  • Loser Leaves Town
    • At Breaking Barriers II Jennifer Cruz defeated Niya to send the latter packing. A few weeks later, we saw Ezavuel Suarez, whoever she is.
    • At WSU As the World Turns, Rick Cataldo, who had been fired but hired back due to the lobbying of Sean Hanson, beat former partner Roxie Cotton in a loser leaves WSU match. Then Hanson lost a loser leaves WSU match to Big Van Missy.
  • Lovely Angels: The, ahem, more contrasted teams such as The Belle Saints, The Boston Shore, The Soul Sisters, International Home-Wrecking Crew, Bones n Roses.
  • MacGuffin: The WSU Championship (upgraded to World Championship when Mercedes Martinez beat Angel Orsini to unify it and the All Guts No Glory belt), Spirit Championship and Tag Team Championships. Okay, they make good bludgeons but so does an empty seat. Like most wrestling titles, what they represent is what makes so many want one, not anything they actually do.
  • Made of Iron: Mercedes Martinez held the WSU Championship for three years and one famous match with Lexxus lasted 73 minutes, ending in a draw.
  • Madonna-Whore Complex: In comparison with the SHIMMER girls, much like the WWE Divas vs the TNA Knockouts. In this case there is a little more crossover, due to invitational nature of SHIMMER (and the fact the ROH/SHIMMER academy tends to boot its graduates like Bones 'N Roses out the door to get experience elsewhere), but it always makes the effort to present its talent as family friendly Madonnas while WSU has no problem if the girls are dead set on being brash, curse happy and a lot more sexualised Whores.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Masked women in this case. Besides Big Van Missy, Mercedes Martinez attacked Luna Vachon and Amy Lee under a mask while she wasn't medically cleared to wrestle in 2007.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: Angel Orsini > Molly Holly > Daffney
  • The Mole: Becky Bayless posed as Alicia's most hated rival while secretly helping her win and retain the WSU Championship. Alicia would reward Bayless for a job well done by handing her the title. The title change was not recognized and the fact they even tried this lead to Tammy Lynn Sytch getting a wrestling license and beating Alicia for the belt after Alicia went through a triple threat match)
  • Mood Whiplash: Even more so than WWE and TNA because their storylines can shift from ridiculous and comedic to downright serious and often horrific in one night.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Allysin Kay's Red Baron is "The AK-47".
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown
    • Kacee Carlisle and Kylie Pierce didn't take losing to Team Wigwam at Army Of One too well and handed one out to Alere Little Feather after handcuffing Missy Sampson to the ropes.
    • Mercedes really didn't appreciate Angel Orsini's little Batman Gambit involving Little Jeanne and Reyna Fire and responded by, among other things, brain busting Orsini through a table. Angel would retaliate by recruiting Rain to go after Martinez (and Kylie Pierce and Lee Morrison, but they proved to be of little use)
    • Alicia's mother threw in the towel at the fourth uncensored rumble, rather than continue to watch Havok go to work.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Gorgeous George is anything but...a Gorgeous George that is, seeing how she's an openly straight woman.
  • Odd Friendship: The Iron Sheik is a former manager of Amy Lee's and has had one off WSU appearances. Also, Satan's Sisters (Luna Vachon and Amy Lee)
  • One Steve Limit: Do not confuse Nikki Roxx (TNA's Roxxi) Nikki Syxx and Nikki Storm. (Nikki Syxx and Nikki Adams are the same person, don't be confused about that either)
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Rainbow Bright, Luscious Latasha and Gabby Gilbert, are smaller than Daizee Haze even. Jennifer Cruz is larger, put still stronger than she looks.
  • Plot Hole: Amy Lee was the referee for the infamous War Games match at Breaking Barriers II. Towards the end of the match she is handcuffed to the ropes while Havok is threatening Martinez with the machete. Why doesn't she stop the match and have the Midwest Militia taken away by security? She has the authority to overrule the stipulations of a No DQ match when one of her wrestlers lives is in danger.
    • Lexxus winning the 5th Uncensored Rumble. They did the finish WWE sometimes does by having someone hide under the ring until the rumble is over, then appear and eliminate the supposed winner. Except in WSU they are eliminated by leaving the ring, not just going over the top rope, plus Alicia's music was playing when she won and she started to cut a promo. So the referees don't question this at all?
  • Power Stable
    • Rain's Army (Amber O'Neal, Nikki Roxx, Jessicka Havok and the Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew)
    • The Cosmo Club (Amy Lee, Brittney Savage, Cindy Rogers, Jana, Melissa Coates and Rick Cataldo)
  • Power Trio: The Beatdown Betties (Annie Social, Roxie Cotton, Rick Caltaldo), Acid's Angels (Amy Lee Annie Social and Missy Sampson), The Midwest Militia (Jessicka Havok, Sassy Stephanie, Allysin Kay)
  • Punny Name: Reyna Fire (known better as Rayna Von Tosh)
  • Real Life Writes the Plot
    • Nikki Roxx's title reign was cut short and she later turned on Mercedes Martinez in favor of Radiant Rain. This was due to meddling by TNA not letting whatever the intended angles were supposed to be happen.
    • Serena was meant to face Melina in the latter's debut for the promotion but suffered a serious concussion that required her to take time off from wrestling. Lexxus was her replacement.
  • Red Baron: "The Sin City Siren" Terra Calaway.
  • The Resenter: Angel Orsini toward Mercedes and Jazz after Homicide announced he wanted Mercedes Martinez as his partner for Queen and King Of The Ring, he named Jazz the toughest woman in the promotion and the Pro Wrestling Illustrated sent four representatives to award Mercedes Martinez for being the WSU's wrestler of the year and the 2nd best professional wrestler in all the world during 2010.
  • Retired Badass: Cindy Rogers, former wrestler, now colour commentator. Also Amy Lee, wrestler-turned-commissioner.
  • Sassy Black Woman: The Soul Sisters, as you'd expect.
  • Screaming Woman: Some, such as Candy Cartwright get calls such as "She's a screamer" and yes, legendary screamers Daffney Unger and Melina Perez have shown up here.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Many women left the company after the ownership changed hands to Beyond Wrestling in 2012.
  • She-Fu: Parodied by Fight The World alumna, Candy Cartwright, who it proved really ineffective for.
  • Shout-Out
    • Any Lee's red baron "Prime Time" is in reference to "Prime Time" Brian Lee, who debuted one year before her.
    • The August 22, 2008 show was titled WSU Us and Them and the August 23, 2008 show was WSU Another Brick in the Wall, with the DVD covers even being modeled on the album covers.
    • Trinity H Campbell, surprisingly enough does not wrestle much like Hunter Hearst Hemsley.
  • The Show Must Go On: Lufisto had food poisoning but had to wrestle anyway because she was a top contender for the title the banned Jessicka Havok was stripped of. Then Athena, the other contender, got a concussion, ensuring they could not hold off on putting the belt on Lufisto.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Inverted. As a women's promotion nearly all of their on-air talent are female, with Rick Cataldo being the only male wrestler and Jon Harder as commentator. However, it was not all woman for eleven years prior and other man wrestlers sometimes try to muscle their way onto the cards. After the Beyond takeover guys have become an increasingly common sight, though few of them actually stick around for any meaningful amount of time, David Starr and JT Dunn being of the more notable ones who did.
  • Spiritual Successor: To ECW, some fans theorise.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Missy Sampson and then Awesome Kong were called by Amy Lee primarily to deal with Mercedes Martinez and Angel Orsini...calling Kong did not workout so well. Shantelle Taylor worked out better but is hard to call a "bigger" fish.
  • Tag Team: The Killer Babes, The Diva Killaz, The Fly Girls, The Soul Sisters, The Bad Ass Beauties, Chicks Using Nasty Tactics, The Juicy Product
  • Talk Show with Fists: Missy's Manor was original supposed to replace one of the more famous ones, Piper's Pit in The WWF. Didn't workout so Missy Hyatt brought it here, though fists aren't always involved.
  • Tempting Fate: After getting rid of Niya, Jennifer Cruz boasted she could do the same to anyone else on the roster, which lead to April Hunter coming out and beating her.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Becky Bayless almost literally at the tail end of 2007.
  • The Von Trope Family: Christina Von Eerie, Leah Von Dutch
  • Tournament Arc: Besides Queen and King Of The Ring, WSU has also been known to do the J-Cup with National Wrestling Superstars.
  • Trash the Set: Jessicka Havok caused $4500 dollars worth of property damage to WSU after losing the now unified World Championship back to Mercedes Martinez by pin fall, even though her foot was under the bottom rope.
  • Wild Card: As commissioner Amy Lee seems to change her mind on which wrestlers she's going to be biased against several times during the night, and this includes heels.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Besides Tina San Antonio pulled this on Marti Belle, Spirit Champion Brittney Savage tried to get her match with Alicia called off by feigning injury, but it didn't work. Jazz pulled it on Angel Orsini to win the 2010 Uncensored Rumble.
  • Wrestling Monster: Big Van Missy, who absolutely destroyed the not a pushover Jennifer Cruz. Also, Awesome Kong, Jessicka Havok...and Zombie from WWECW
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
    • Angel Orsini interrupted Reyna Fire's match with Roxxie Cotton to kick Reyna's ass and choose Mercedes Martinez as a replacement tag team partner. This itself was a setup to have Martinez's ass kicked by Little Jeanne, her real new tag team partner.
    • Brooke Carter became Brittney Savage after aligning with Rick Cataldo and deciding she had no more use for Alicia.
    • Despite being the "underling", Jessicka Havok declared this to Radiant Rain when Rain made peace with Mercedes Martinez.
  • You Look Familiar: Saturyne was apparently only coming for a one day deal. Shame, she was pretty good and her win ensured Niya won't be coming back either. Janiya? She does look familiar now that you mention it, just like Hania. Maybe they're cousins?
  • You Wanna Get Sued?: During the Midwest Militia (Sassy Stephie/Allysin Kay)-KOA (Sugar Dunkerton/Aaron Epic) match at WSU vs. Beyond Wrestling, October 13, 2012, while Stephie had Dunkerton in a hammerlock, Epic tried starting a "YES! YES! YES!" chant, and Stephie said, "That's trademarked."
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