As the year 2017 comes to an end the Squared Circle Sirens teams will be highlighting different wrestlers from across the globe that we feel have made an impact over the past 365 days! This isn’t a list or ranking of any sort, rather just a daily showcase of the wrestlers who made 2017 special in our eyes.
Today we will be looking at Nicole Savoy!
While the 32-year-old was out on the injury shelf with an ACL Injury for the majority of the year, it’s hard to argue that she more made up for it once she got back. After returning to the ring months ahead of the timetable set by her doctor she returned to the ring at SHIMMER Volume 93 where she lost her Heart of SHIMMER title to Shazza Mckenzie. However, she was out for vengeance and scored a decisive victory over Deonna Purrazzo at the tapings in her second singles match of the tapings as she mostly teamed with fellow Trifecta members Shayna Baszler & Mercedes Martinez.
She was later selected as one of 32 women to compete in the inaugural WWE Mae Young Classic tournament at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Something that she didn’t think was going to happen after tearing her ACL back in October of 2016 at a WWE tryout. She made it through the first round, scoring a submission victory over the 6 foot tall Reina Gonzalez in the first round before falling to Candice LeRae in the second round.
The Queen of Suplexes took control of the end of the year and made it hers! Not only is she the AWS Women’s Champion and the PWR Women’s Champion, but she ended 2017 by winning the top title in women’s wrestling, The SHIMMER Championship by defeating Mercedes Martinez on Volume 99 in November.
Her road to the SHIMMER title did not come without roadblocks, however, after Trifecta member Shayna Baszler was signed to NXT her replacement in the group was announced as Aja Kong and Mercedes Martinez told Savoy she was just number 3 in the fraction. After being bullied by Martinez and Kong all weekend she finally had enough and stood up to the two helping Hikaru Shida from a beatdown from the two. Lexie Fyfe than made a match for the SHIMMER title on Volume 99 which saw Savoy get the ultimate revenge by picking up a submission victory over Mercedes Martinez ending her near year-long reign with the belt.
Savoy battled back from a devastating injury and quickly ascended right back to the top of the independents. If she could do all she did in 2017 with being injured for most of it, imagine what she could do in 2018!