Friday, January 20, 2012

On the Beat with Cheerleader Melissa

Melissa Anderson started training to be a wrestler at the age of 15 under the tutelage of Billy Anderson, brother and former tagteam partner of Melissa's father Doug.  The second-generation wrestler quickly became Cheerleader Melissa, after joining the Ballard Brothers (who were using a Hanson Brothers gimmick).
Over the years, Melissa has also wrestled by other names, most notably Alissa Flash and Raisha Saeed.  She has wrestled for several organizations including Shimmer, for which she is the current Women's Champ.  PWI ranked her #2 of the Female Top 50 in 2010.
Unfortunately, Melissa lost her bout against Sassy Stephie at Rise.  Sassy Stephie will get the title shot next month, while Melissa must wait for another opportunity.  Despite the loss, Melissa gave a great effort and should be proud of her performance.  She is an excellent wrestler and she will get her chance down the line.  She's too good to not be involved in the title picture.
Matt (aka Big Money) was able to talk to Melissa for a few minutes at the after-party following Rise.  The music was loud and the lighting was low, but we were so glad to talk to Melissa.  They discussed her match and her travels (Matt pulling double duty for Global Traveler).
Melissa is definitely an asset to RPW.  I certainly see a Women's championship reign in her future.  Hopefully, I will be there to see her become champ.
Until then, learn more about her and get updates on Melissa's Facebook page and follow Melissa on twitter.  Also, as Melissa states in the interview, you can check out many of her matches on  Finally, as always, I urge you to go to to get all of the info on this great young organization and all of the talented performers.

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