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The One-Woman Revolution herself

Emma O'Sullivan is an Irish professional wrestler, best known by her ring name Raven Creed. She began her training at the age of fourteen, training under Ross Browne in her home city of Cork - and then as part of the Celtic Championship Wrestling school. She made her debut for that promotion in a losing effort to future rival (and NXT UK signee) Aoife Valkyrie.

After about a year as a singles competitor in the women's division, she joined Bedlam Billy to form the stable 'Therapy' - which was occasionally joined by Lauren La Roux as well. Ever a fixture in the CCW women's division, she became the first CCW Women's Champion in 2017...and to this day is the only champion since CCW abruptly shut down in 2018. The reasons were kept vague for a while, but Raven herself was the one who came forward with stories of abuse and mistreatment that led to her intending to retire before she even turned twenty.

But the story has a happy ending - as a new promotion Phoenix Wrestling was formed from the remaining CCW roster - and Raven was persuaded to continue wrestling. She also proved to be a Breakout Character of sorts among the Cork-based wrestlers - even winning the OTT Women's Championship as well. Outside of the ring, she's also a Performance Director for Phoenix Wrestling.

She's openly part of the LGBTQ+ community:

Tropes associated with her work:

  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Seemed to be CCW's alternative to Paige - a pale skinned Dark Action Girl who had a dislike of 'Divas'.
  • Arch-Enemy: She and Debbie Keitel feuded for a whole year, competing in Last Woman Standing and Ladder Matches for the CCW Women's title. It was even voted Feud of the Year.
  • Blood Knight: Her character just seems really determined to hurt people.
  • Breakout Character: She was the first of the homegrown CCW roster to get regular bookings outside of Cork, and the first of them to win an OTT Championship.
  • Child Prodigy: She caught onto wrestling extremely quickly. Before she'd even debuted, her contemporaries predicted she'd be something big.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: She and Bedlam Billy were able to corrupt the innocent Lauren LaRoux into joining them.
  • Dark Action Girl: Almost a picture perfect example of this trope; dark hair, dark clothing, aggressive attitude, ruthless personality...
  • Darker and Edgier: At first, she was something of a Bratty Half-Pint who was merely mean and rude. Then she hooked up with Bedlam Billy to become a mentally disturbed Ax-Crazy terror.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Shaving part of her head corresponded with her eventually becoming Women's Champion.
  • Female Misogynist: Her CCW feuds pit her against Girly Girls such as Valkyrie, Elektra and Sara Jay - and in promos she would announce her hatred of 'Divas'.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: She was nursing a nasty back injury for ages due to the poor condition of the CCW ring.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Downplayed. Her initial gear looked more like street clothes, and she wore no makeup. She eventually adopted some shimmery spandex gear, and wore more makeup...which was used to create some facial designs as opposed to sex appeal. Some of her gear might have sequins on it though.
  • Green and Mean: Her hair is often green, and she's a heel mainly. The Therapy stable was likewise colour-coded with green.
  • Groin Attack: She defeated Roughshod with a low blow while the referee was distracted.
  • Heel: Almost always a heel wherever she goes. She even got to be the heel in an intergender match against Roughshod.
  • Improbable Age: She would have been acting as a trainer at both CCW and Phoenix while still extremely young (of course, by the time she was twenty, she'd been training for six years).
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Bedlam Billy was in his mid-30s around the time they formed Therapy, while Raven was only in her late teens.
  • Maniac Tongue: She's quite an Ax-Crazy character, and is fond of posing with her tongue hanging out.
  • Older Hero Versus Younger Villain: Debbie Keitel (who was the face) was on the verge of turning thirty in their feud. Raven was the heel and was only eighteen.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: One of her most memorable outfits was one with pants that were half black and half red.
  • Red Baron: For a while, it was 'The One-Woman Revolution'.
  • The Rival: She and Valkyrie have always been against each other in CCW, Phoenix and OTT.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only homegrown female member of the CCW roster. The ring announcer Marie did train to wrestle as well, but never made it into the ring due to injuries.
  • Villainous Friendship: Katey Harvey seemed to be the only person Raven was actually friendly with.
  • You Go, Girl!: She's competed in several intergender matches and won a few of them.