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Sweet Saraya

Saraya

Title History

  • HEW Women’s Championship defeated Skarlett (May 25, 2013);
  • World Queens of Chaos Championship;
  • PWF Ladies Tag Team Championship with Britani Knight;
  • RQW Women’s Championship;
  • SHIMMER Championship defeating Cheerleader Melissa (March 18, 2012);

Career Highlights

  • In 1990 Julia Hamer left her home in Halifax to take up employment as a chef at the Pontins holiday camp in for the summer season. One day while working in the restaurant she met Ricky Knight, a professional wrestler, part of the cabaret circuit. The two became inseparable, and Julia soon left Pontins to travel with Rick full-time.
  • Julia Hamer became involved in making wrestling costumes and putting the rings up and down. A few months later, Ricky Knight said he wanted her to be part of the show, as a manager in his corner.
  • At Camber Sands, Julia Hamer made her debut as Saraya. When the summer season finished Julia joined the Sensational Superflys (Ricky and Jimmy Ocean) as their manager.
  • In 1993 Ricky Knight put it to Saraya that she may want to wrestle. She readily agreed, and was a quick learner, debuting in later that year against Nikki Best.
  • May 10, 2003–World Association of Wrestling: Kharisma defeated Sweet Saraya in Suffolk, England.
  • May 31, 2003–NAWA: Wesna defeated Sweet Saraya in a Ladies match in Uelzen, Germany.
  • May 13, 2004–World Association of Wrestling: Sweet Saraya defeated Destiny in Hunstanton, England.
  • November 12, 2006–Queens of Chaos: Sweet Saraya (UK) defeated Sumie Sakai to retain the Queens of Chaos title.
  • ~~~April Hunter defeated Sweet Saraya (UK) becoming the first non-European to hold the Queen of Chaos Championship..
  • January 14, 2007–ChickFight 7: Cheerleader Melissa defeated Sweet Saraya (Saraya was hung in the ropes and couldn’t continue)..
  • February 10, 2007–WAW: Norfolk Dolls defeated Sweet Saraya by Disqualification in Fakenham, England…
  • June 9, 2007–Real Quality Wrestling: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Sweet Saraya vs. Amazing Kong in Colchester, England..
  • June 16, 2007–Real Quality Wrestling: Sweet Saraya vs. Cheerleader Melissa ended in a No Contest when Saraya was injured..
  • ~~~Sweet Saraya landed on a coke can that sliced the main tendon in her knee; she had surgery on her knee the next morning.

SHIMMER Women Athletes:

  • Saraya Knight made her debut for the all-female promotion SHIMMER Women Athletes on March 26, 2011, at the tapings of Volume 37, along her daughter and tag team partner Britani Knight.
  • Saraya and Britani were managed by the returning Rebecca Knox and made an open challenge, which was answered by Nikki Roxx and Ariel.
  • The Knight Dynasty won the match via disqualification after Saraya tried to hit Ariel with brass knuckles and Ariel grabbed them and got caught hitting Saraya with them.
  • Later that same day, at the tapings of Volume 38, the Knight Dynasty unsuccessfully challenged the Seven Star Sisters (Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata) for the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship.
  • During the October 1 and 2, 2011 tapings Britani entered a losing streak, which eventually caused Saraya to turn on her.
  • Saraya and Britani faced each other in a no disqualification match on Volume 44, where Britani managed to pick up the win in her final SHIMMER appearance, before heading to Florida Championship Wrestling.
  • During the March 2012 tapings, Knight feuded with Cheerleader Melissa. The feud drew inspiration from a previous incident between the pair at a Real Quality Wrestling event in Colchester, England in 2007, where Knight suffered a career-threatening knee injury at the hands of Melissa. This culminated in a match on March 18 on Volume 48, where Knight defeated Melissa to win the SHIMMER Championship.
  • Saraya Knight made her first defense of the title at the SHINE 4 iPPV in Ybor City, Florida on October 19, defeating Jazz, and again at AAW in Berwyn on October 26, against MsChif.
  • Saraya Knight successfully defended her SHIMMER Championship during the October 2012 tapings, defeating Athena on Volume 49, Kellie Skater, MsChif and Hiroyo Matsumoto in a four-way elimination match on Volume 51, and in a rematch with Cheerleader Melissa on Volume 52.

World Association of Women’s Wrestling:

  • In November 2011 Saraya Knight revived her all female promotion WAWW, the sister promotion to her husbands World Association of Wrestling.
  • The first show was called “The Return” and featured SHIMMER star Alison Danger(USA) in the main event against Saraya Knight for the vacant World Championship. Danger was victorious via submission using an armbar with extra leverage from her manager Tommy Lee.
  • The company’s second show “Bellatrix” was held in March and main evented by 80′s star Busty Keegan teaming with Destiny to face “The Twisted Sisters” of Sweet Saraya and EWW Women’s Champions Skarlett in a 2 out of 3 falls tag match. The Twisted Sisters defeated Keegan and Destiny 2 falls to 1.
  • At the companies third show in June Saraya faced Liberty for the British Championship, a title Liberty won from Saraya’s Daughter Britani Knight at “The Return”. After an impreesive technical exchange Liberty surprised many when she defeated Saraya (who was SHIMMER World Champion at this point) clean by pinfall with an Air Raid Crash. The main event was for the RQW European Championship as Queen Maya from Italy defended her title against Aurora Flame from Norway, and ended with Maya retaining the title after Jetta interfered and stated she would turn the locker room against Saraya.
  • In September 2012 WAWW held The Queen of the Ring Tournament featuring Saraya Knight, Skarlett, Destiny, Lady Lori(Germany), Violet O’Hara, Miss Mina(Norway), Chanelle and Destiny. The final saw Destiny face Saraya with Destiny victorious after further interference from Jetta, who then brawled with Saraya causing the WAW roster to separate them. Destiny then left with Jetta siding with her against Saraya.
  • March 24, 2012 – WAWW: Saraya Knight and Skarlett defeated Destiny and Busty Keegan.
  • March 25, 2012 – HEW: Saraya Knight defeated Priscilla.
  • April 9, 2012 – WAW: Saraya Knight defeated Liberty.
  • April 14, 2012 – WAW: Saraya Knight defeated Briony.
  • April 28, 2012 – HEW: HEW women’s champion Saraya Knight defeated Skarlett to retain the title.
  • April 29, 2012 – WAW: Destiny and King Kendo defeated Saraya Knight and Ricky Knight.
  • May 6, 2012 – WAW: Saraya Knight defeated Penelope.
  • May 26, 2012 – ICW: Saraya Knight defeated Queen Maya.
  • June 17, 2012 – WAWW: WAWW British champion Destiny defeated Saraya Knight to retain the title.
  • September 16, 2012 – WAWW: Saraya Knight defeated Violet O’Hara in the 1st round. Saraya Knight defeated Penelope in the semi-finals. Destiny defeated Saraya Knight to win the tournament.
  • September 22, 2012 – HEW: Skarlett defeated Saraya Knight, Lady Lory in a 3-way match to win the HEW women’s title.
  • September 23, 2012 – WAW: Saraya Knight defeated Penelope.
  • October 19, 2012 – Shine 4 iPPV: Shimmer champion Saraya Knight defeated Jazz to retain the title.
  • October 26, 2012 – AAW: Shimmer champion Saraya Knight defeated MsChif to retain the title.
  • October 27, 2012 – Shimmer Volume 49: Shimmer champion Saraya Knight defeated Athena to retain the title.
  • October 27, 2012 – Shimmer Volume 50: Cheerleader Melissa, MsChif, LuFisto, Allison Danger and Leva Bates defeated Saraya Knight, Mercedes Martinez, Lexie Fyfe, Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews.
  • October 28, 2012 – Shimmer Volume 51: Shimmer champion Saraya Knight defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto, Kellie Skater and MsChif to retain the title.
  • October 28, 2012 – Shimmer Volume 52: Shimmer champion Saraya Knight defeated Cheerleader Melissa to retain the title.
  • November 3, 2012 – NCW Femmes Fatales: Saraya Knight defeated Cat Power. Mary Lee Rose defeated Saraya Knight by disqualification. Sweet Cherrie defeated Saraya Knight by disqualification.
  • December 1, 2012 – WAW: Saraya Knight and Destiny defeated Busty Keegan and Chanelle.
  • March 16, 2013 – SCW women’s champion Shanna defeated Saraya Knight to retain the title.
  • March 24, 2013 – Bellatrix 5: Shimmer champion Saraya Knight defeated Destiny to retain the title.
  • March 30, 2013 – NCW Femmes Fatales: Shimmer champion Saraya Knight defeated LuFisto in a no disqualification, no count-out match to retain the title.
  • April 6, 2013 – Shimmer Volume 53: Cheerleader Melissa defeated Saraya Knight to win the Shimmer title.
  • April 12, 2013 – AAW: Christina Von Eerie, MsChif and Heidi Lovelace defeated Saraya Knight, Miss Natural and Taylor Made.
  • April 13, 2013 – Shimmer Volume 54: Courtney Rush defeated Saraya Knight, Athena and Madison Eagles in a 4-way match.
  • April 13, 2013 – Shimmer Volume 55: Christina Von Eerie defeated Saraya Knight by disqualification.
  • April 14, 2013 – Shimmer Volume 56: Saraya Knight defeated Jessie McKay.
  • April 14, 2013 – Shimmer Volume 57: Shazza McKenzie, Veda Scott and Christina Von Eerie defeated Saraya Knight, Allysin Kay and Taylor Made.
  • April 19, 2013 – Shine 9 iPPV: Saraya Knight defeated Su Yung to qualify for the shine title tournament.
  • May 25, 2013 – HEW: Saraya Knight defeated Skarlett to win the HEW women’s title.
  • May 26, 2013 – WAW: Saraya Knight defeated Liberty.
  • May 27, 2013 – WAW: Saraya Knight defeated Penelope.
  • June 23, 2013 – Bellatrix 6: Saraya Knight defeated Carmel Jacob.
  • June 29, 2013 – HEW: Violet O’Hara defeated Saraya Knight.
  • July 12, 2013 – Shine 11 iPPV: Jessicka Havok defeated Saraya Knight by disqualification in the shine title tournament.
  • July 20, 2013 – IPW: Saraya Knight defeated Sakura Lily.
  • September 14, 2013 – HEW: Skarlett defeated Saraya Knight to win the HEW women’s title in a casket match.
  • October 6, 2013 – Bellatrix 7: Saraya Knight vs. Cheerleader Melissa ended in a time limit draw.
  • October 12, 2013 – WSU: Mickie Knuckles defeated Saraya Knight in a no disqualification, falls count anywhere match where the fans brings the weapons.
  • October 18, 2013 – AAW: Saraya Knight, Heather Patera and Jessicka Havok defeated Christina Von Eerie, MsChif and Heidi Lovelace.
  • October 19, 2013 – Shimmer Volume 59: Christina Von Eerie defeated Saraya Knight, Su Yung and Melanie Cruise in a 4-way match.
  • October 20, 2013 – Shimmer Volume 60: Saraya Knight defeated ThunderKitty.
  • October 20, 2013 – Shimmer Volume 61: Christina Von Eerie defeated Saraya Knight in the 3 stages of hell match.
  • October 25, 2013 – Shine 14 iPPV: Saraya Knight defeated Jessicka Havok in a last women standing match.