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Camille Ligon is an African-American female Professional Wrestler. She debuted in 2013, wrestling mostly in showcases for KnockX Pro Wrestling Academy as Blue Holiday. She did not take off until emerging as Holidead in 2015 and has since competed for various National Wrestling Alliance territories, and multiple independent promotions around the U.S. as well as for World Wonder Ring ST★RDOM 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, a former RPW Women's Champion and Mission Pro Wrestling Champion.

"Twisted Tropes"

  • Accent On The Wrong Syllable -Discussed: Holidead and Thunder Rosa yelled the correct pronunciation of Queen Aminata's name to Empty Promises announcer Baby D immediately after she botched it on the microphone. That was nicest thing they would do for her, considering Aminata was one half of the opposing tag team, but it was a little surprising they were willing to do that much.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: She's applied a Kimura lock without actually knowing what one was, only figuring an arm would hurt if bent that way from what little she knew of jui jitsu(the Kimura lock is a judo hold. The gyaku ude-garami to be exact. It was dubbed a Kimura lock in BJJ in honor of Judoka Masahiko Kimura, the man who broke Helios Gracie's arm with said hold)
  • Action Girl/Dark Action Girl: Obviously. She and Thunder Rosa were primarily chased by men during their reign with the Western States Tag Team title belts and held onto them for awhile despite it, although the matches that got it upgraded to "International" were mostly with women.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Before Fighting Evolution Wrestling's Say It Loud: All Black Everything, Holidead showed off some "new" ring gear for her tag team match with Nina Monet against La Rosa Negra and Red Velvet. It was actually taken out of La Rosa's bag, and while she wanted it back she was laughing too hard to show any anger.
  • Animal Motifs
  • 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 this interview, 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.
  • Becareful What You Wish For: Holidead voiced disappointment in her Hell Hath No Fury preshow match with Jazmin Allure and thought facing the more ruthless, rule breaking Allure who Madi Wrenkowski defended her Puro Piche belt against at Run It Back would have been more fun. A change in schedule at Empty Promises granted Holidead her wish, but it was in a tag team match where Jazmin ended up resorting to hit and run tactics to poke at Holidead while giving her little chance to retaliate. Holidead was happy when she finally caught her, but wasn't have much fun until then.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Holidead and Thunder Rosa were born on the same day, four hours apart. That means they're fated to be...bitter rivals or faithful tag team partners. Something involving fate they can't keep straight.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Not Holidead herself, but she's convinced Alex Gracia is, saying she should 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."
  • Boring, but Practical: Holidead likes slams and kicks, but warns anyone she likes and isn't fighting to never sleep on their fundamentals, insisting that's what really leads to victory.
  • The Cameo: As Cami Fields, she lost to Bayley on the October 10, 2016 WWE Raw.
  • Catchphrase: "Eff around and find out!"(if she's trying to be "PG")
  • 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.
  • Combination Attack: The twister sisters have as wheelbarrow elbow drop where Holidead performs a wheel barrow suplex lift on Thunder Rosa but just lets go over the targeted opponent and of course falls on them with her elbow. They also do a backpack splash where Holidead charges into an opponent against the turnbuckle while Thunder Rosa latches onto her back.
  • 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. As a commentator she actively encourages the baby faces to embrace it and throw worries about disqualification to the wind.
  • Darker and Edgier: Her new gimmick in STARDOM was a call back to her old gimmick at the academy shows, only eviler. Holidead has since worked face but she hasn't gone back to being Blue Holiday, she remains a depraved monster who cares more about who she's fighting than where she actually is.
  • Dart Board Of Hate: Was complimentary of then upcoming Wishes Granted opponent Jennacide, and eager to test her, but Jennacide's dismissive attitude towards her enthusiasm angered Holidead, who buried over a half dozen knives in what was revealed to be a Jennacide photograph.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She was dryly supportive of Thunder Rosa's MMA training after Rosa won some amateur MMA fights. She was more supportive but no less dry after Rosa lost her first professional fight.
    Thunder Rosa:"Are you making fun of me again?"
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Gave Queen Aminata the wazzup headbutt for trying to claim Pinballz Kingdom as her house while Thunder Rosa was renting the location.
  • Enemy Mine
    • Onesided example that mixed into unwitting pawn at Wishes Granted. Raychell Rose drug an unconscious Holidead on top of an unconscious Jennacide because Jennacide was set to become Mission Pro Wrestling's next number one contender if she won or wrestled Holidead to a draw but Rose would get the title shot if Holidead won. This situation would not have come up if Holidead had not spent the last three shows lobbying for a match with Jennacide. Holidead had no idea or care that Raychell Rose would rise up the ranks as two women who beat her, Elayna Black and Lacey Ryan, both left for a larger promotion at the same time.
    • After the final match of Wishes Granted Holidead left the commentary table to run off Queendom's Danni Bee and Promise Braxton, who were double-teaming Jenna Lynn. Holidead then got jumped by Jennacide, and the Queendom approached Jenna Lynn again but retreated again when Jennacide stepped between them and Lynn. For that Holidead let Jennacide's attack slide.
  • Evil Laugh/Laughing Mad: Often in her promos.
  • Facial Markings/Dem Bones: Ever since STARDOM they've been either been white, bone patterned, or both. Just look at the picture. At least half of it will be especially skull like if Holidead is tagging with Thunder Rosa. Otherwise it tends to invoke stitches.
  • 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.
  • Leg Focus: The announcers mentioned her long legs during the match where she won the RPW Women's Championship.
  • Mad Scientist: Apparently one that's been trying and failing to have a conversation with those who have died.
    "I'm my own monster! I'm Dr. Frankenstein meets Mr. Hyde!"
  • 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 a skill Holidead aspires to have, so that she can literally live up to her name, but has yet to figure out. She meant to track down Elayna Black when Black boasted she could, but she got signed to a contract before Holidead could reach her.
  • No-Sell: People attempting to monkey flip Holidead tend to harmlessly slide off of her, as Jazmin Allure found out first hand on a Mission Pro pre-show. In another encounter she also no sold arm drag, hip toss and head-scissor takedown attempts until Aminata stepped in to help Allure.
  • Noble Demon: Wrestlers should cheat where they can, so says Holidead, but referees should be vigilant and try to prevent rule-bending from taking place.
  • 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 roll-up while hooking Kylie's trunks. She even bragged about it afterwards.
  • Oh, Crap!: At Mission Pro's Run It Back when Kimber Lee attempted to German suplex Allysin Kay off of the ring apron...and the commentary table happened to be right behind Lee.
  • 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 psychotic knife user and usually takes precautions to avoid being stabbed, but she makes an effort to come when called by The Twisted Sisters, and will dance for them even with broken knees. Became less downplayed as Mission Pro Wrestling moved along, with Holidead and La Rosa even recreating a scene from Lady and the Tramp by sharing a cheese stick after FEW's Say It Loud: All Black Everything, after they had been part of opposing tag teams when Jazz egged them on.
  • Poke the Poodle: She encourages wrestlers to choke, gouge, engage in small joint manipulation, even steal from their opponents, but she thinks Rachè Chanel combing people's hair without their permission is going too far.
  • Power Stable: Oedo Tai, in Stardom
  • Product Placement: And once you've found all the other potholes on this page don't forget to go to Store Frontier and search "Holidead".
  • "Psycho" Strings: Briefly in the WOW Women of Wrestling promo mentioned above.
  • 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.
  • 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, the babyface they are cheering on is a particularly nasty Anti-Hero or Nominal Hero, or the wrestler not being cheered for has done something to Holidead that Holidead is still angry about. Holidead also shows reluctance to cheer for incompetent heels.
  • 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.
    • Holidead pretended to be unimpressed when she saw "Russian Spider" Blair Onyx do so upside down, saying Onyx should be kicked in the face/sprayed with Raid for showing off. After seeing Black Widow could also do it, Holidead announced she was going to try harder when practicing Yoga.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Certainly gives off this image on her Instagram. She had a tendency to get overly excited and start stuttering in her promos, when she even spoke at all, but when Holidead does speak clearly she proves to be quite brash and quick-witted. And she's been speaking more clearly as her career has progressed.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Holidead defaults to wrestling primarily in black with purple, green or orange designs. The secondary color also being in her face paint for the night. She's not above branching out into primary red, blue or yellows, however, and even wearing "secondary" she was a baby face champion in Mission Pro Wrestling.
  • Shout-Out: She has a T-shirt that is one to Run–D.M.C..
  • Sincerest Form of Flattery: Holidead liked the "new" Phoebe who came out of the Dogg Pound Dojo so much that she stated she was going to be stealing Phoebe's "new" elbow drop.
  • Slouch of Villainy: When she's being compliant during the referee's foreign object search, Holidead tends to drape one leg over the second rope and recline on the turnbuckle pads.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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