Top 25 Ranking of 2009 – #6: Angelina Love, Tag Team Top 10 – #6: Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews
Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2010

Angelina Love, Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews

Top 25 Ranking of 2009 – #6: Angelina Love
Tag Team Top 10 of 2009 – #6: Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews

Lethalwow Top 25 Ranking of 2009 – #6:
Angelina Love

Ranked #15 in 2008

2009 was a great year for Angelina Love, who continued to be part of the most recognizable women’s tag team in recent years; The Beautiful People. She would also become a 2-time Women’s Champion in TNA. Angelina would have most likely been ranked higher, if it was not for her untimely release from TNA on September 3, 2009, due to visa issues. It was evident that Angelina Love and Velvet Sky were on the road to holding Knockout tag team gold before the year’s end.

Going into 2009, The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Angelina Love) fell victim to a prank devised by Roxxi & Taylor Wilde, where their nativity led them to believe that Daffney, dressed as Governor Sarah Palin was the real deal. Weeks upon weeks, The Beautiful People were led do embarrassing tasks by Daffney, until the January 15, 2009 episode of TNA iMPACT, when the rib was revealed. In the middle of the ring, mud fell from the ceiling onto The Beautiful People, as Daffney, Roxxi,Taylor Wilde and the fans in the arena amused themselves. The Beautiful People people were able to exact some revenge a week later on the January 22, 2009 episode of iMPACT, by attacking Daffney. One week after that, they defeated Roxxi & Taylor Wilde in tag team action. The feud intensified after February 26, 2009, on iMPACT, when The Beautiful People recruited Madison Rayne as a third member. Their revenge on Daffney climaxed on March 19, 2009, when they attacked her in the middle of the ring, cutting off clumps of her hair.

Soon, Angelina was on the hunt for the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship. On March 26, 2009 on TNA iMPACT, Angelina Love & Velvet Sky w/Madison Rayne defeated Knockout Champion Awesome Kong & Raisha Saed. After the match, they attempted to cut Awesome Kong’s hair and failed. On April 16, 2009 on iMPACT, Angelina was successful in cutting off some of Kong’s hair. This led into April 19, 2009 at TNA Lockdown, where Angelina Love pinned Taylor Wilde, in a triple threat match, to win the title from Awesome Kong. In the weeks that followed, Awesome Kong was on the hunt to regain the title. Awesome Kong however, was unsuccessful in her hunt, as on May 24, 2009 at TNA Sacrifice, Angelina Love defeated her with a roll-up after spraying perfume in her eyes.

On the May 28, 2009 episode of TNA iMPACT, Angelina defeated Sojourner Bolt to retain the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship. After the match, she was attacked by Tara (formerly known as Victoria in the WWE), and a feud between the two began. She went on to successfully defend the title against Tara at TNA Slammiversary (June 21, 2009). Angelina later lost the title on the July 9, 2009 episode of TNA iMPACT to Tara. Angelina Love got her rematch on July 19, 2009 at TNA Victory Road, where she regained the title, to become a 2-Time TNA Women’s Knockout Championship.

One month later, at TNA Hard Justice (August 16, 2009), ODB & Cody Deaner defeated TNA Knockout champion Angelina Love & Velvet Sky. Due to the stipulations of the match, ODB won the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship. Focus then shifted back to tag team action with Velvet Sky, when TNA announced a tournament to crown the first ever TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions. On September 10, 2009 on TNA iMPACT, Angelina Love & Velvet Love defeated Madison Rayne & Roxxi in first round match of the tournament. One week later, they defeated Tara & Christy Hemme in a 2nd Round match. On September 3, 2009, Angelina Love was released from TNA due to visa issues. Madison Rayne then replaced Angelina in the tournament.

After TNA, Angelina made various appearances. The most notable of them, was wrestling Women Superstars Uncensored. On November 14, 2009, she challenged Mercedes Martinez for the WSU Title in Basking Ridge, NJ, however, she lost the match. On December 12, 2009, she saw victory in WSU when she and Jennifer Cruz defeated Rick Cataldo & Jana. During this month, Angelina re-signed to TNA.

(Click Here To Vote In The 2009 Year-End Fan Polls)

Tag Team Top 10 of 2009 – #6:
The Canadian Ninjas
Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews

In 2009, The Canadian Ninjas, consisting of Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews, continued to have a huge following amount fans on Internet. These two actually have not tagged that much in 2009, with their careers outside of taping Shimmer DVDs being very separate for the most part. This is definitely an ode to the cult following of Shimmer DVDs. On May 3, 2009 in Berwyn Berwyn, Illinois, during a taping for Shimmer Vol. 26, the ladies defeated Ashley Lane and Nevaeh, to become the second ever Shimmer Tag Team Champions.

(Click Here To Vote In The 2009 Year-End Fan Polls)

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