Women’s Wrestling Herstory Spotlight: Trish Adora

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In honor of Women’s History (Herstory) Month, I’ll be spotlighting four women who contributed to women’s wrestling but are often overlooked.

This month, I have been spotlighting women wrestlers past and present. In this series, I have written about Luna Vachon, Gail Kim, and Utami Hayashishita. My final spotlight is on one of indie wrestling’s best, Trish Adora.

The D.C.-native was profiled in Washington Post last November. She is an Army veteran and spent six years serving the country. In 2015, Adora started training to become a wrestler in central Florida. She would later train in Japan and has also trained at the Team 3D Academy.

“The Afro-Punk” is the inaugural Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Champion. She won the title back in 2020 at F1ght Club Pro. Adora outlasted seven other opponents to win the title. Since then, the title has been defended against the likes of talent such as Darius Lockhart, SUGE, and Big Swole.

Last year, she competed in Ring of Honor’s Women’s World Title Tournament and made it to the semi-finals. In September, it was announced that Adora has signed with the company. Unfortunately, just a few weeks later, ROH announced that it was closing down until April 2022 and would be releasing all of its talent.

Adora did get to compete against Rok-C for the ROH Women’s Championship last December. The match took place in New Texas Pro Wrestling.

Her talent has landed her on the 2021 Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500 (44) and the PWI Top 100 Females (18). The publication has even sponsored a match in Beyond Wrestling where she faced Tony Deppen in a 60-minute Iron Match.

On March 20th, Adora made her debut for PROGRESS Wrestling. She teamed up with Holidead against Mercedez Blade and Taonga in Chapter 130. She also competed in their all-women’s show, Who Run the World. She defended her PAWD Championship in a triple threat against Rhio and Holidead. The following night, she defended the title against Blaze.

You can catch her during Mania Week. On Friday, she takes on MJ Jenkins at For The Culture. Adora will face the AEW Women’s Champion, Thunder Rosa on April 2nd at the Bangerz Only show.

Adora has held and defended her PAWD title for more than two years. She is globe-trotting while establishing herself as one of the top technical wrestlers in the world against a multitude of wrestlers. Trish Adora is setting independent wrestling on fire as she blazes her path.

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