On the June 9 episode of Women’s Division Wednesday, VonStarr received a golden ticket into the tournament after Bateman pled her case to be in it. She recently had a match against former Women of Honor Champion Sumie Sakai. She came up short in that match but held her own and felt that she should still be placed in the tournament.
Board of Directors member and the mind behind the upcoming tournament, Maria Kanellis Bennett, gave in and granted her a spot. However, she gave a stipulation. As long as she can prove that she has the passion and the focus to participate in the women’s division she can. By this, if she interferes in the men’s matches again then she will be out of the tournament. She interfered.In the clip below you can see where Maria stands firm in her decision to remove VonStarr from the tournament despite the anger from Victor. With VonStarr being removed, and as long as the punishment is kept, this opens up another spot for the tournament which is still not finalized. The participants are as follows:
Alex Gracia has had a Women’s Division Wednesday match recently against Willow in which she came up short. Despite these matches not being qualifiers anyway, Gracia made it a point to get the attention of Maria to get another shot to prove herself. Maria responded in person. Gracia will be getting another chance in the future which may mean she may impress Maria enough to earn a ticket to gold.Who else do you think will round out the tournament for the new ROH Women’s World Championship? A date for the start of the tournament has not been provided at this time.
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