Like a majority of her peers, Raze has wrestled against men throughout most of her career. This case could be said for so many other women in the business that wrestling for a championship that is usually contested for and by men, is treated and is considered the “norm” and it doesn’t involve an entire debate on intergender wrestling to get things in motion. On Saturday night, Raze became the first woman to ever win the FIST Combat Title after defeating current champion, B-Boy at the Kensington Club in San Diego, California.
The win marks a historic moment in the title’s young lineage, however, this is not Raze’s first time at the rodeo. Back in April of 2015, she unsuccessfully challenged Willie Mack for the AWS Heavyweight Title. Mack’s original opponent for the evening, Scorpio Sky was unable to appear at the event, leading to Raze being the surprise challenger for Mack’s first title defense. She would make it to the finals of the Young Lions Cup, put on by Gold Rush Pro in Pacifica that November, but would ultimately lose to Wil Roberts as part of a fatal four-way match.
Ruby Raze or simply “Raze” is a former PREMIER and BTW Women’s Champion and was the inaugural titleholder of both belts. She defeated Kahmora in the tournament finals for the PREMIER Women’s Championship in November of 2015 and went on to lose the belt in her first title defense against Nicole Savoy. That same day she lost the title, she went on to win another championship via a tournament. This time she defeated Beatrice Domino in the main event of Big Time Wrestling’s second all-women show “Dangerous Damsels II” to become the BTW Women’s Champion.
Congratulations to Raze from everyone here at SCS!