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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 itself on 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).

"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, 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
  • 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.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Team WSU for the War Games match - Alicia (blonde), Brittney Savage (brunette), Mercedes Martinez (Latina).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Darker and Edgier: Even more than TNA.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Lufisto at the end of Uncensored Rumble V.
  • Fragile Speedster: Niya and Divina Fly.
  • 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.
  • Joisey: Before TNA had the shore, there 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.
  • Lovely Angels: The Belle Saints, The Boston Shore, The Soul Sisters, International Home-Wrecking Crew, Bones n Roses.
  • MacGuffin: The WSU Championship, Spirit Championship and Tag Team Championships. Okay, they make good bludgeons but so does an empty seat.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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".
  • One Steve Limit: Do not confuse Nikki Roxx (TNA's Roxxi) with Nikki Syx.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Luscious Latasha, Jennifer Cruz, Gabby Gilbert.
  • 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?
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: 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.
  • 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.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Many women left the company after the ownership changed hands to Beyond Wrestling in 2012.
  • 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.
  • Spiritual Successor: To ECW, some fans theorise.
  • Tag Team: The Fly Girls, The Soul Sisters, Chicks Using Nasty Tactics, The Juicy Product
  • The Von Trope Family: Christina Von Eerie, Leah Von Dutch
  • Tournament Arc: Queen and King Of The Ring
  • 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: Tina San Antonio pulled this on Marti Belle.
  • 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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