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Sara Del Rey
Ring name(s) American Angel[1]
Sara Del Rey[1]
Nikki[1]
Nic Grimes[2]
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Billed weight 160 lb (73 kg)[3]
Born November 13, 1980 (1980-11-13) (age 29)[1]
Martinez, California[3]
Trained by Donovan Morgan[1]
Pro Wrestling IRON Dojo[1][4]
Antonio Inoki[1][4]
Bryan Danielson[1][4]
All Pro Wrestling Boot Camp[3]
Debut 2001[1]

Sara Amato[1] (born November 13, 1980)[1] is an American professional wrestler, better known by her ring name, Sara Del Rey. She is a mainstay for Shimmer Women Athletes,[5] as well as Mexico's Lucha Libre Femenil,[4] and has appeared for many independent promotions in the United States, including IWA Mid-South, Ring of Honor,[5] All Pro Wrestling,[3] and Chikara.[4] Del Rey has also taped several matches, competing under a mask and using the name Nic Grimes, for the MTV promotion Wrestling Society X.[4]

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Early life

As a child, Amato considered herself a fan of wrestling, and after she stopped watching it for a few years, she got back into it.[3] After high school, she trained with All Pro Wrestling's boot camp.[3] In the beginning, Amato had to spend hours training, as wrestling, being a woman, did not come naturally to her.[5]

Professional wrestling career

In 2002, she tried out for ARSION, and she considers it a highlight of her career.[4]

In early 2005, she won Impact Zone Wrestling's Women's Championship by defeating Adrenelyn on February 15.[4][6] Later in 2005, she toured Japan and released a video that depicts six of those battles entitled "Sara Del Rey Japan Tour 2005." Del Rey and Mercedes Martinez battled to a twenty minute time-limit draw, which received a standing ovation for Shimmer on November 6, 2005.[4][6] Also in 2005, she lost her mask in a match in Mexico's Lucha Libre Femenil on December 16.[4] She later donned a mask once again as Nic Grimes, the "sister" of Vic Grimes for Wrestling Society X.[4]

Along with Allison Danger, she makes up the team known as "Dangerous Angels".[4] The two compete as a team in both Shimmer and ROH.[4] In 2006, Del Rey feuded with Daizee Haze,[4] whom she defeated on June 3, 2006 on a Ring of Honor show.[6]

One of the few female mainstays of Ring of Honor, Del Rey was a member of Sweet & Sour Inc., a faction of wrestlers managed by Larry Sweeney. During her time in the faction, she was paired with Chris Hero by Sweeney and dubbed the "Intergender Heavyweight Tag Team Champions", though in reality the "titles" were never recognized by ROH. She walked out of the faction after Sweeney interrupted a match between her and Daizee Haze, on the April 11 Ring of Honor show and berated her. On the next Ring of Honor show which took place the very next day, Sweeney claimed, in storyline, that he was "grooming" Del Rey for World Wrestling Entertainment, and she responded by saying she was a wrestler and not a diva. She returned as a "proud member" of Sweet & Sour Inc. at the May 9 Ring of Honor show, sporting a new look.

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SHIMMER Women Athletes

Sara Del Rey has been part of SHIMMER since day one where she wrestled Mercedes Martinez to a twenty minute time limit draw which earned a standing ovation from the fans in attendance. Later in the night, as part of Volume 2, she competed in a Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match to defeat Daizee Haze, Lacey and Mercedes Martinez eliminating last Daizee Haze with her Royal Butterfly.[7] On February 12th, 2006 she was able to defeat first Daizee Haze in the Main Event of Volume 3 with a Bridging German Suplex and then Rain as part of Volume 4 with her Royal Butterfly.[8] In the Main Event of Volume 5 Sara Del Rey finally pinned Mercedes Martinez in a Single Match. Later in the night The Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew challanged Mercedes Martinez to a Tag Team Match and Sara Del Rey agreed to be Martinez's Partner. As part of Volume 6 the team of Lacey and Rain was able to score a win against Sara and Mercedes.[9] On October 22nd, 2006 Sara Del Rey scored a Pinfall against the debuting Nattie Neidhart. After the match she was challanged by Mercedes Martinez to a rematch on Volume 8 which Sara agreed to. Before the great encounter Sara Del Rey defeated Lorelei Lee in a Webmatch avaliable on Youtube. In the Main Event of Volume 8 Sara Del Rey suffered her first lost in single competition in SHIMMER against Mercedes Martinez who was able to score the pinfall after four Saito Suplex.[10]

On April 7th, 2007 Sara Del Rey came stronger then ever as she defeated both Cheerleader Melissa and Nikki Roxx as part of the Main Events of Volume 9 and 10, leading her to the SHIMMER Title Tournment with two different wins.[11] On June 1st the SHIMMER Title Tournment started and Sara Del Rey was able to advance to the semi-finals by eliminating first Cindy Rogers and then Alicia. As part of Volume 12 she then defeated Sarah Stock in roughly 20 minutes and in the finals she wrote history by defeating Lacey and becoming the First Ever SHIMMER Champion. Later in the night she teamed with Nikki Roxx to defeat the team of The Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew.[12] She made her first title defense in SHIMMER against Lacey in a Rematch from Volume 12 on Volume 14 in a match that lasted about 30 minutes.[13] She continued her Winning Streak by defeating Amazing Kong as part of Volume 15 and "Dark Angel" Sarah Stock in a Two Outs of Three Falls Match as part of Volume 16.[14] She suffered a Tag Team Loss on Volume 17 as the team of MsChif and Cheerleader Melissa was able to defeat Sara Del Rey and Allison Danger. As part of Volume 18 MsChif challanged Sara Del Rey to a match since she was able to hit with the Desecrator over the SHIMMER Champion during the tag team match on Volume 17 and Sara agreed to it. Later in the night Sara Del Rey suffered her second loss in single competion and as a result of the match she also lost the title to MsChif.[15]

On July 5th, 2008 Sara Del Rey took part in a 21-Women Battle Royal to declare the #1 Contender to the SHIMMER Champion but she was surprisingly eliminated by the Portuguese Princess Ariel. Sara then attacked Ariel leading to a match between those two on Volume 19 that was won by Death Rey with the Royal Butterfly. As part of Volume 20 she was able to defeat Serena Deeb by submission.[16]. On October 19th, 2008 Sara Del Rey was challanged by Serena Deeb to a Rematch that once again was won by Sara, this time by pinfall. On Volume 22 she was challanged once again by Serena Deeb but this time she didn't accept and left the building. However, after MsChif was able to defeat Ariel in the Main Event of Volume 22, she attacked the SHIMMER Champion who was saved by Serena Deeb and the Referee Bryce Remsburg agreed to a match between those two. After a hard-fought battle Serena Deeb was finally able to score a win against Sara Del Rey by hitting the Spear.[17]

On May 2nd, 2009 Sara Del Rey was able to defeat Madison Eagles of the Pink Ladies. Later in the night she and Amazing Kong destroyed the SHIMMER Champion MsChif but they left the ring as soon as Cheerleader Melissa ran into the ring. As part of Volume 24 Sara Del Rey teamed with Amazing Kong to defeat in the Main Event the team of MsChif and Cheerleader Melissa after an Implant Buster/Splash Combination over the SHIMMER Champion becoming the #1 Contender at the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles of Ashley Lane and Nevaeh. On May 3rd, 2009 the Death Kongs failed to capture the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles since they were disqualified. The duo continued to brutalize the Champions after the match but they were forced to leave the ring by Serena Deeb and Mercedes Martinez. Later in the night, as part of Volume 26, the team of Amazing Kong and Sara Del Rey defeated the team of Serena Deeb and Mercedes Martinez after their Implant Buster/Splash Combination over Serena Deeb.[18]

On November 8th, 2009 Sara Del Rey forced Jessie McKay to submit in a Single Match. Later in the night she was disqualified against Ayako Hamada but the Japanese Wrestler wanted to restart the match to show what she was made of. In what is considered the best match in SHIMMER's History Sara Del Rey defeated Ayako Hamada with a Spike Piledriver.

ROH on HDNet

In the second episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling on HDNet, Del Rey defeated Daizee Haze after hitting the Royal Butterfly. Instead, as part of the fourth episode, she lost in a Tag Team Match, along with Sassy Stephie, against Daizee Haze and Nevaeh. She also took part in a Triple Threat non-title match against Haze and Shimmer Champion MsChif, which Mschif won. She also appeared in a match on the 17th episode, when she and MsChif defeated the team of Haze and Nevaeh. On September 28, 2009 Del Rey won a match against Nikki Roxx using her Royal Butterfly finisher.[19] On March 1, 2010 Sara Del Rey defeated Portia Perez after hitting with her Spike Piledriver.

Jersey All Pro Wrestling

Del Rey is part of the Jersey All Pro Wrestling's women's division and took part in the division's very first show on January 10, 2009, by defeating Daizee Haze. In the second show on May 9 she defeated the debuting Amazing Kong and later in the night she also won a battle royal becoming the number one contender to the new JAPW Women's Championship. On June 27, 2009 she was able to defeat ODB in Jersey City to become the inaugural JAPW Women's Champion. She was also able to retain the title against Portia Perez at European Homicide on August 1 by hitting her with the Royal Butterfly. She made her second title defense against Haley Hatred in Beachwood on September the 12th of 2009 . She got the win after her classic Royal Butterfly. At Halloween Hell she squashed Roxie Cotton to make her third title defense. On November 13, 2009, Del Rey successfully defended her JAPW Women's Championship against Alissa Flash at a Total Nonstop Action Wrestling house show in Wayne, New Jersey.[20] The following day at JAPW Girl Power Del Rey and Cheerleader Melissa went to a double DQ after Hailey Hatred attacked both Melissa and the Women's Champion. Later that night it was announced that at the next JAPW WD Show the three of them would face each other in a three-way no disqualification match.[21] She made her sixth defense of the JAPW Women's Title against Sumie Sakai at Season's Beatings. On January 9, 2010, Del Rey won a three-way No DQ match against both Hailey Hatred and Cheerleader Melissa making her 7th title defense.[22] Afterwards Del Rey accepted a challenge from Ayako Hamada.[22]On January 16th Sara Del Rey retained once again her title against Sumie Sakai at the show January Infiltration from RCW[23]. On January 23 she defeated Madison Rayne at JAPW's 12th Anniversary Show in her nineth title defense.[24]She defeated Jessica James at Please Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves to make her tenth defense of her title and qualify herself for the Queen of Queens Tournment[25]

nCw Femmes Fatales

On September 5, 2009, Sara Del Rey took part at the debut show of NCW Femmes Fatales, where she defeated Cherry Bomb with the Royal Butterfly. Later in the night, after LuFisto's match, she attacked the owner of the promotion and challenged her to a match at the next show. She will not make to the second NCW Femmes Fatales Show due to attending ROH TV Tapings that day but it was said that in 2010 LuFisto and Sara Del Rey will surely meet each other one on one in a squared ring.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • Canadian Wrestling Revolution
  • CWR Women's Championship (1 time, current)[1]
  • Impact Zone Wrestling
  • IZW Women's Championship (1 time)[4]
  • Ohio Championship Wrestling
  • OCW Women's Championship (1 time, current)
  • PWI ranked her #6 of the best 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2008[34]
  • World Intergender Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Hero[1]

Notes

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  2. ^ Byers, Ryan (2008-11-19). "Ask 411 11.19.08: The Macho/Taker Edition". 411Mania. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/columns/90746/Ask-411-11.19.08:--The-Macho-Taker-Edition.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Sara del Rey's profile". G.L.O.R.Y. Wrestling. http://www.glorywrestling.com/gg/Nikki/N.asp. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Joe Babinsack (2007-05-25). "Joe Babinsack looks at Sara Del Rey". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.wrestlingobserver.com/wo/news/headlines/default.asp?aID=19664. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  5. ^ a b c d Brian (2007). "Interview with Sara Del Rey". Worldwide-Wrestling.de. http://worldwide-wrestling.de/interview_saradelrey_englisch.html. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  6. ^ a b c "Sara Del Rey's profile". Gerweck.net. http://www.gerweck.net/saradelray.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  7. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 1 & 2 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=2. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  8. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 3 & 4 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=3. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  9. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 5 & 6 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=4. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  10. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 7 & 8 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=5. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  11. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 9 & 10 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=6. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  12. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 11, 12 & 13 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=7. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  13. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 14 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=8. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  14. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 15 & 16 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=9. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  15. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 17 & 18 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=10. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  16. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 19 & 20 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=11. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  17. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 21 & 22 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=12. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  18. ^ "SHIMMER Volume 23, 24, 25 & 26 Results". RottNKorpse. 2010-10-03. http://wrestlefuse.com/shimmer/modules.php?name=Calendar&op=view&eid=13. Retrieved 2009-21-09. 
  19. ^ Martin, Adam (2009-10-03). "ROH on HDNet Results - 9/28/09". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/news2009/1254545651.php#at. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  20. ^ Martin, Adam (2009-11-14). "11/13 TNA Results: Wayne, NJ". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/news2009/1258223798.php?style=dark. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  21. ^ "WD: Quick Results from Girl Power and Notes". Jersey All Pro Wrestling. 2009-11-17. http://www.japw.net/news/news.php?a=260. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  22. ^ a b "Back Where It All Began Results & Notes". Jersey All Pro Wrestling. 2010-01-10. http://www.japw.net/news/news.php?a=277. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  23. ^ "January Infiltration Results: January 16 (RCW)". therealsigmove. 2010-01-28. http://rcwrestling1.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=talk&action=display&thread=273. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  24. ^ Martin, Adam (2010-01-24). "Indy News #5: January 24 (JAPW)". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/news2009/1264357799.php?style=dark. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  25. ^ ":"Please Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves: Quick Results". Office_of_Anarchy. 2010-02-23. http://acwfans.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=acwdiscussion&thread=1032&page=2#9291. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  26. ^ a b c d e f Garoon, Brad (2008-03-23). "BG Says: SHIMMER Women Athletes - Volume 12". 411Mania. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/video_reviews/62098. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  27. ^ Martin, Adam (2008-08-16). "Ring of Honor: 8/15 - Cleveland, OH (McGuinness/El Generico and more)". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/news08/1218926403.shtml. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  28. ^ a b c d "ChikaraFans profile". ChikaraFans. http://chikarafans.com/?page_id=1058. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  29. ^ Martin, Adam (2009-01-17). "Rising Above II PPV Results - 1/16/09 - Chicago Ridge". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/news2009/1232221172.php. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  30. ^ "Theme Music History". Chikara Fans. http://chikarafans.com/?page_id=303. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  31. ^ Berenstein, Ari (2008-02-16). "Column of Honor: 02.16.08: Reckless Unscripted Battle". 411Mania. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/columns/69224/Column-of-Honor:-02.16.08:-Reckless-Unscripted-Battle.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  32. ^ Chikara A Touch of Class. [DVD]. Smart Mark Video. 2010. 
  33. ^ "JAPW WOMENS' TITLE HISTORY". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/wtjapw.html. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  34. ^ "The PWI Female 50 Rankings: Who Is The Top Women's Wrestler In The World?". PWPix.net. 2008-09-18. http://www.pwpix.net/pwpixnews/headlines/223777233.php. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 

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