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Camille Ligon is an African-American female Professional Wrestler. She debuted in 2013 but did not take off until emerging as Holidead in 2015 and has competed for various National Wrestling Alliance territories, and multiple independent promotions around the U.S. as well as for World Wonder Ring STARDOM in Japan. As the Twisted Sisterz, she and Thunder Rosa were the first female team to ever hold the NWA Western States (renamed International) Tag Team Titles, and she is a 2x former RWA Women's Champion and a former RPW Women's Champion.

"Twisted Tropes"

  • Action Girl/Dark Action Girl: Obviously. She and Thunder Rosa were primarily chased by men during their reign with the Western States Tag Team titles and held onto them for awhile despite it, although the matches that got it upgraded to "International" were mostly with women.
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  • Anthropomorphic Personification/What the Hell Are You?: In this video about her debuting in WOW Women of Wrestling, she says that everyone has been asking her if she is a jester, a clown, a freak or The Undead. She says that she is "terror personified."
  • Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Mentioned by name during the match where she won the RPW Women's Championship, since she and then-Champion Rachael Ellering were clearly trying to outdo each other by hitting the exact same moves on their other opponents, Kylie Rae and Akane Fujita.
  • Ax-Crazy: In the interview mentioned under Sempai/Kohai, she said that this was the basis of the Holidead gimmick/character and that she was free to take it in any direction she wanted.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: In this promo about Extra Talented (Aaron Solo and Ricky Starks) for Sabotage Wrestling She's Crafty, since she is not wearing her face paint.
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Not Holidead herself, but she's convinced Alex Gracia is, saying she be called "black nightmare" instead of "pink dream"...not that Holidead thinks Gracia is doing anything wrong in her supposed deception.
  • Blood Knight: During the Twisted Sisterz' title defense against Mariachi Loco and Lil' Cholo, the commentator said, "Holidead'll fight anyone, she doesn't care if it's man, woman or fish."
  • The Cameo: As Cami Fields, she lost to Bayley on the October 10, 2016 WWE Raw.
  • Censor Box: While Flipping the Bird in this picture.
  • Chained by Fashion/Team Pet: In Stardom, Act Yasukawa would lead her to the ring by a chain around her neck.
  • Combat Commentator: After Thunder Rosa's takeover of Mission Pro Wrestling, Holidead was installed as the lead commentator.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Though exactly what kind of monster isn't clear. In her own words, "Some things are okay for you not to understand!"
  • The Dark Side: She promotes the hashtag #thedarksideisthebestside.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She was dryly supportive of Thunder Rosa's MMA training after Rosa won some amateur MMA fights. He was more supportive but no less dry after Rosa lost her first professional fight.
    Thunder Rosa:"Are you making fun of me again?"
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Her YouTube series "Dead Talk" is centered around a King Kong figure.
  • Evil Laugh/Laughing Mad: Often in her promos.
  • Facial Markings/Dem Bones: Just look at the picture.
  • Fighting Your Friend: The Twisted Sisters during their challenge to their Oedo~tai stablemates Kyoko Kimura and Kagetsu for the Goddesses Of STARDOM.
  • Finishing Move
    • Darkness Falls, Dead Drop
    • The Twisted Sisterz have a combined face-first powerbomb/Codebreaker they call the Twisted Pump.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: She likes watching dogs bark, chase down, bite and tear flesh. She's also found enjoyment watching Avery Taylor and Promise Braxton risk disqualification while working over opponents, saying that she was incited by pain.
  • Lecherous Licking: Of the RPW Women's Championship belt after winning it. She's also posed with her manager, La Rosa Negra, during promotional photos for a Pinballz Kingdom event, either oblivious to or actively enjoying La Rosa's discomfort.
  • Malaproper: After watching Avery Taylor give Alex Gracia a push kick which is similar to the big boot Holidead favors, she claimed Taylor was taking a book out of her page.
  • Male Gaze
    • She made her Ring of Honor debut in a loss to Sumie Sakai in a dark match from ROH/NJPW Global Wars 2017 Night III, October 14, 2017. One of the commenters said she was "thicc as hell," and another said, "That zombie's got a nice ass."
    • She acknowledges this in this post, which shows her lying face down on the mat and features the words "Fans Be Like Dat Ass Tho." Raised to funny because of how she quotes the GEICO "Hump Day" ad, asking "Guess what day it is?"
  • Masked Luchador: She actually wrestled before her "debut" as Oedo~tai's monster during World Wonder Ring STARDOM's Mask Fiesta 2014 ~ Halloween Party using the ring name "Kairian". Kairian wasn't too successful but did wrestle her soon to be boss and handler Act Yasukawa to a draw. After becoming the Twisted Sisters with Thunder Rosa, Holidead would wrestle on the Halloween shows as Osore while Thunder Rosa was Serpiente del Mar.
  • Must Have Caffeine:
    • She drank five energy drinks while doing commentary over the course of a two hour show. She had wrestled before said show, but still.
  • Necromancy: Talking to the dead is skill Holidead aspires to have, so that she can litterally live up to her name, but has yet to figure out.
  • No-Sell: Holidead tends to be unaffected by Monkey flips, as Jazmin Allure found out first hand on a Mission Pro pre show.
  • Not Here To Make Friends: If you can earn Holidead's friendship she tends to be very loyal, unless you're Thunder Rosa, but earning her friendship takes a long time and she is not going to wait around if you are not useful to her.
  • Nothing Personal: Ivelisse Vélez really doesn't like her and found she liked Holidead's tag team partner Thunder Rosa even less after the two were introduced. Thunder Rosa, while initially professional, went on to return Velez's hostility and then some but Holidead remained cordial, by her standards, and still considered Velez and Mercedes Martinez to be worthy opponents.
  • Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: She defended the RPW Women's Championship against Kylie Rae at FU (Freelance Underground) BaderBrawl 2: Getting Spooky in the Brewery, October 27, 2017. She grew frustrated with Kylie constantly coming back and tried to use her title belt as a weapon but the referee stopped her. She finally won with a schoolgirl rollup while hooking Kylie's trunks. She even bragged about it afterwards.
  • Parts Unknown
    • "The Other Side of Darkness," much like her trainer, Gangrel.
    • The Twisted Sisterz are billed from "The Lunacy Asylum"
  • Perky Female Minion: Downplayed, as La Rosa Negra is convinced Holidead is a Knife Nut and usually takes precautions to avoid being stabbed, but she makes an effort to come with called by The Twisted Sisters, and will dance for them even with broken knees.
  • Power Stable: Oedo Tai, in Stardom
  • "Psycho" Strings: Briefly in the WOW Women of Wrestling promo mentioned above.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Some of her outfits.
  • Real Women Have Curves: This picture from her Instagram, of her wearing a T-shirt and a thong, says "Embrace your curves" and features the hashtags "#curves" and "#babygotback". Oh, and she's holding knives.
  • Running on All Fours/Primal Stance: She often crawls on the floor as part of her entrances and sometimes will crawl on the mat or get into the stance to throw off her opponents.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Certainly gives off this image on her Instagram. She has a tendency to get overly excited and start stuttering in her promos, when she even speaks at all, but when Holidead does speak clearly she proves to be quite brash and quick witted.
  • Sempai/Kohai: The Kohai to Act Yasukawa's Sempai, going by this interview.
  • She's Got Legs: The announcers mentioned her long legs during the match where she won the RPW Women's Championship.
  • Shout-Out: She has a T-shirt that is one to Run–D.M.C..
  • Tag Team: The Twisted Sisterz
  • Talk Show with Fists: "Dead Second," which exists on her YouTube channel.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Initially this in World Wonder Ring STARDOM. Neither Holidead's tag team partner Alex Lee nor her Oedo~tai stablemates liked her very much. Act Yasukawa and Kris Wolf in fact teamed up with Alex Lee to kick her ass in Holidead's "debut" match. However, Holidead would eventually form genuine, if rocky friendships with the Rosas. Thunder Rosa even started painting her face, though she insists it's ONLY to be like The Road Warriors.
  • The Rival
    • Kairi Hojo was the main target of Oedo~tai when Holidead was most active in STARDOM, so that's who she was inevitably sicked on. Of course since the angle being pushed was that Hojo was the one person Act Yasukawa couldn't beat, Yasukawa's monster wasn't any more successful. She does technically have one win over Hojo though since The Twisted Sisters fended off a challenge from Hojo and then rookie wrestler Hiromi Mimura.
    • The Twisted Sisters have a longstanding rivalry with Las Sicarias. Not the entire Power Stable; her matches Thea Trinidad had nothing to do with the rest of the group and involved Kris Wolf instead of Thunder Rosa, they ignored ACR and actively employed La Rosa Negra. Just with the tag team of Ivelisse Velez and Mercedes Martinez. This starts with Ivelisse and Holidead fiercely competing for shots at the Shine Wrestling singles title when it was held by LuFisto and the Shine Nova title before and after Priscilla Kelly became the first champion. They teamed up to beat up the Cutie Pie Club for being a mutual annoyance while they pursued both belts but after Holidead was out of singles title shots she called in Thunder Rosa to go for the tag team belts Velez held with Martinez, who had been busy wrestling in other promotions.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Invoked on commentary, where Holidead tends to take pity on wrestlers the crowd won't cheer and root for them to win. That is unless the fans themselves are rooting for the empire or the baby face they are cheering on is a particularly nasty Anti-Hero or Nominal Hero. Holidead also shows reluctance to cheer for incompetent heels.
  • Think of the Children!: During the Twisted Sisterz' title defense against Mariachi Loco and Lil' Cholo at Sabotage Wrestling's October 7, 2016 show, Cholo had Thunder Rosa in a Pendulum Swing with the intention of having her face go into Mariachi Loco's crotch, with Thunder shaking her head "no", and the commentator saying the same thing, until Mariachi simply stomped on Thunder Rosa's head. Then Holidead ran in, saying, "This is a family show, you pervert!"
  • Third Movie Goes To Asia: She and Thunder Rosa turned the NWA Western States Title belts into the NWA International Title belts after taking them to Japan...though they were renamed again to the Vendetta International Tag Team Title belts by Sean Casey and Cody Hawk of Five Most Wanted because it turned out there was already a set of NWA International Title belts in All Japan Pro Wrestling.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: At Demand Lucha Glamour X Menace, June 10, 2018, she teamed with Darby Allin and Evil Uno (formerly Player Uno of The Super Smash Brothers) as Team Darkside in a loss to Ophidian and The Serpent Society (Gisele Shaw and Holden Albright). When Ophidian entered the ring, he was slithering on the mat and Holidead was on all fours sticking her tongue out at Ophidian, which caused Ophidian to actually back away from her. One of the commentators said, "When you're too weird for Ophidian, you know your weird game is up to smack."
  • Toplessness from the Back: In this picture from her Instagram.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Thunder Rosa. To what degree is Depending on the Writer, since they have alternated between being teammates and being opponents in several promotions.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Several on her Instagram. In her own words, "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!".
  • Watch Where You're Going!: She and Jazmin Allure had a head to head collision on the Hell Hath No Fury pre show.
  • Wild Card: While she tends to work Face a lot of the time, she does not seem to have a clear alignment.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In this video, she talks about being a puzzle piece that doesn't quite fit and how being forced to fit turned her into what she is.
  • Worthy Opponent: She developed this view of Promise Braxton during their matches for the RWA Women's title belt. How willing Holidead is to tell Braxton to her face varies from time and location.
  • Wrestling Monster: In World Wonder Ring Stardom, as seen here, since Act Yasukawa leads her out to the ring with a chain, she towers over her opponents, and is generally portrayed as a crazy, uncontrollable monster.
  • Wrestling Psychology: Of the getting into her opponents' heads and scaring them variety.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Sisterz

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