Laura Dennis (born September 9, 1987) is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to IMPACTWrestling under the ring name Allie, where she is a former two-time IMPACT Knockouts Champion. She is well known for working for Great Canadian Wrestling, NCW Femmes Fatales, SHIMMER Women Athletes, SHINE Wrestling, Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) and Combat Zone Wrestling(CZW) under the ring name Cherry Bomb. With tag team partner Kimber Lee, collectively known as The Kimber Bombs, they have held the SHINE Tag Team Championship and the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship both once. She is also a former 1 time WSU Champion.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Canadian promotions (2005–2016)Edit
On her eighteenth birthday, Dennis signed up to begin training at the Squared Circle Training centre based in Toronto, Ontario, with Rob Etcheverria. Etchevaria named her Cherry Bomb, and she began wrestling under the name. She later trained with Derek Wylde. She debuted in May 2005 in Oshawa, Ontario.
Cherry Bomb debuted for the Pure Wrestling Association (PWA) in a match with 21st Century Fox on July 22, 2005. She competed in the Elite 8 Tournament, but was eliminated by Danyah Rivietz in the first round. Later in the night, she aligned with Kristal Banks only to lose to the tag team of Tiana Ringer and Luscious Lily. She scored her very first victory against 21st Century Fox at a PWX event. In January 2006, Cherry Bomb lost to 21st Century Fox in a match to determine the inaugural PWA Elite Women's Champion.
She appeared for Ottawan promotion, Capital City Championship Combat, in 2008. Cherry Bomb also wrestled for Classic Championship Wrestling (CCW), and once held their Women's Championship, which she successfully defended against Evilyn, Alexxis, and Jaime D.
Cherry Bomb was part of the debut show of NCW Femmes Fatales on September 5, 2009, where she lost to Sara Del Rey. She gained her first victory in the promotion on February 6, 2010, when she defeated Mistress Belmont. She was scheduled to wrestle against Daffney at NCW Femmes Fatales' third show, but was unable to make the show. At Femmes Fatales IX on July 7, 2012, Cherry Bomb and Sweet Cherrie unsuccessfully challenged The Canadian NINJAs (Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews) for the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship. After the match, Cherry Bomb attacked Sweet Cherrie, blaming her for the loss.
On May 1, 2006, Cherry Bomb debuted in Great Canadian Wrestling (GCW), quickly associating herself with Jake O'Reilly, whom she began managing. In 2006, Cherry Bomb wrestled at the Super Hardcore Anime Wrestling Expo show, a combination of the 10th Annual Anime North Convention and GCW's Great Canadian Wrestling Expo show, where she teamed with LuFisto and Darkston as Team Sailor Moon to defeat Team Rocket (Timothy Dalton, Pandora & Steve Brown). She competed in the tournament to determine the inaugural GCW W.I.L.D. Champion on November 18, 2006, and defeated Portia Perez in the first round before losing to Sirelda, the eventual winner of the tournament, in the semi-finals. She continued competing in GCW throughout early 2007, teaming up with Hayden the Destroyer to defeat Cody Deaner and Portia Perez at New Year's Evil on January 12, and teaming with Sirelda to gain a victory over Deanna Conda and Aurora on April 13. The following night, on April 14, she won the W.I.L.D. Championship by defeating the reigning champion, April Hunter, Hailey Rogers, and Miss Danyah in a fatal four-way match at the Anarchy in Angus show. She successfully defended the championship by defeating the Southside Stranglerette by disqualification, and held the championship for just over two months, before she was defeated by Miss Danyah at Random Acts of Violence on June 22. On September 7, 2007, Cherry Bomb suffered a neck injury during a victory over Danyah. The injury forced her to take a nine-month hiatus from wrestling.
SHIMMER Women Athletes (2008–2016)Edit
Cherry Bomb had her first match for SHIMMER Women Athletes as part of the SPARKLE Division, losing a match against Melanie Cruise on October 19, 2008. She later formed a regular tag team with Kimber Lee in SHIMMER, briefly called Team Combat Zone before being renamed The Kimber Bombs. In October 2013, the Kimber Bombs unsuccessfully challenged 3G (Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa) for the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship. Throughout 2014, The Kimber Bombs continued to compete in SHIMMER's tag team division against teams including Leva Bates and Veda Scott, Ray and Leon, Bambi Hall, and KC Cassidy, and The Buddy System (Heidi Lovelace & Solo Darling). On April 11, 2015, The Kimber Bombs defeated 3G to win the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship. They lost the title to Evie and Heidi Lovelace on June 26, 2016.
Other promotions (2010–2017)Edit
In June 2010, Cherry Bomb debuted for Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU), where she lost to Daizee Haze. She won the WSU Championship on May 9, 2015, by defeating reigning champion LuFisto.
Dennis was invited for a try-out match with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) at the May 17, 2010 episode of Raw, and she appeared in a segment with Goldust during the show. In March 2011, Dennis attended a try-out camp at Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE's then-developmental territory.
In 2013, Cherry Bomb began wrestling for Ring of Honor, appearing at the Ring of Honor Wrestling television tapings on March 3 and April 5. Her debut match for the promotion resulted in a loss in a four-way match against MsChif, Athena, and Scarlett Bordeaux. She won her second bout, a singles match against MsChif in May.
Under her "Allie" ring name, it was announced that she would be making her debut for the Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide promotion by taking part in the Lucha Libre World Cup (2016) Women's Division Tournament. She would be a part of "Team Canada" alongside fellow Canadians KC Spinelli, and the AAA Reina de Reinas Champion at the time, Taya.
Japanese promotions (2010, 2012)Edit
Cherry Bomb toured Japan in November 2010. She teamed with Sexy Star and Madison Eagles in a loss to Hailey Hatred, Yoshiko Tamura, and Makoto. She then appeared at a Super FMW show, teaming with Sexy Star again to defeat Senri Kuroki and Kaori Yoneyama. Cherry Bomb returned to Japan in July 2012, and on July 28 made her debut for the Ice Ribbon promotion with a win over Kurumi. At the following day's Kaientai Dojo and Reina X World co-promoted event, Cherry Bomb teamed with Aki Kanbayashi to defeat Alex Lee and Bambi in a tag team match.
SHINE Wrestling (2012–2016)Edit
In July 2012, Cherry Bomb debuted for SHINE Wrestling at their inaugural show, where she lost to Christina Von Eerie. She returned to the promotion in February 2014, where The Kimber Bombs participated in the tournament to determine the inaugural SHINE Tag Team Champions; they were eliminated in the first round by eventual winners The Lucha Sisters (Leva Bates & Mia Yim). The Kimber Bombs continued to compete in tag team competition, defeating the S-N-S Express (Sassy Stephie & Jessie Belle Smothers) at SHINE 21, and at SHINE 23, they unsuccessfully challenged Legendary (Malia Hosaka & Brandi Wine) for the SSHINE Tag Team Championship. In a rematch at SHINE 25, The Kimber Bombs won the championship. On October 2, at SHINE 30, The Kimber Bombs were stripped of the title by Lexie Fyfe, due to Cherry Bomb's knee injury.
Combat Zone Wrestling (2012–2016)Edit
Cherry Bomb began appearing for Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) in late 2012, alongside her real-life boyfriend Pepper Parks. She lost her debut match for the promotion to Nevaehat Cerebral in October 2012. Cherry Bomb and Parks quickly became villainous characters known as the "fitness power couple", doling out fitness and health advice to the audience. They defeated Greg Excellent and Candice LeRae in a mixed tag team match at Down with the Sickness 2013, after Cherry Bomb attacked Excellent with a kettle bell. Cherry Bomb and Parks continued to feud with Excellent in late 2013, which resulted in Cherry Bomb being forced to conform to Excellent's lifestyle, a distinct contrast to Cherry Bomb and Parks' fitness power couple gimmick. On March 8, 2014, at CZW's High Stakes internet pay-per-view, Parks defeated Excellent to "win back" Cherry Bomb.
In 2015, Cherry Bomb and Parks would align themselves with BLK Jeez, forming the villainous stable known as TV Ready. On December 12 at CZW's seventeenth annual Cage of Death event, TV Ready would go on to win the CZW World Tag Team Championship, defeating Dan Barry and Sozio. On May 14, 2016 TV Ready lost the CZW World Tag Team Championship to Da Hit Squad at Prelude to Violence 2016, the match would also be Cherry Bomb and Parks' final appearance for CZW after signing with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
On September 10, 2016, Cherry Bomb returned to CZW to accompany her husband Pepper Parks and BLK Jeez to the ring, as TV Ready challenged Da Hit Squad for the CZW World Tag Team Championship, in a losing effort.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling / IMPACT WrestlingEdit
Early appearances (2013–2015)Edit
Dennis initially appeared for TNA in the year of 2013 on the December 5 edition of Impact Wrestling in a squash match, losing to Gail Kim.
Two years later in the year of 2015, Dennis appeared for TNA again under her real name on February 14 through the company's One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown 2015 in a match against Gail Kim, once again in a losing effort. Dennis returned to TNA on the TKO: Night of Knockouts edition of Impact Wrestling on April 24, where she defeated Jade, but lost by disqualification.
The Lady Squad (2016–2017)Edit
On March 23, 2016, it was announced that Dennis had signed a contract with TNA. She was given the new ring name Allie and aligned herself with Maria and Sienna after Allie revealed that she is Maria's apprentice, establishing herself as a heel in the process. A few weeks after her signing, Allie teamed up with Sienna and lost to Gail Kim and Jade in a tag team match.
On August 25, 2016, during a special Turning Point edition of Impact Wrestling, Allie won the TNA Knockouts Championship in a five–way match against the champion Sienna, Madison Rayne, Marti Bell and Jade. Allie would unknowingly pin Madison after being knocked out by Marti Bell with a baton, winning the Knockouts Championship for the first time in her career. On September 1, Allie dropped the title to Maria after she was forced to lie down, gaining sympathy from the crowd in the process. A few weeks later, Allie was attacked by Laurel Van Ness, which lead into a match between the two. On the October 27 episode of Impact Wrestling, Allie faced her first singles match against Van Ness in a losing effort.
In the following week, Allie was forced to dress as a pilgrim where she hit Maria with a pumpkin pie. On the December 2 episode of Impact Wrestling, Allie was again attacked by Van Ness after she slapped Maria in the face which led to a match between both of them on December 9, where Allie revealed her to be "training" with Braxton Sutter, before subsequently winning the match. On the January 5, 2017, Allie faced Sienna where she lost due to interference from Van Ness. On the January 12, Allie assisted Sutter in getting a victory over Mike Bennett, thus entering him into her feud with Maria. On the February 23, Allie was forced to be the ring bearer for the wedding of Braxton Sutter (who is Allie's real-life husband) and Van Ness, which ended abruptly, when Sutter rejected the wedding and professed his love for Allie. The following week, Maria went to fire Allie, but she responded by quitting, ending their feud after Maria left the company.
Singles competition (2017–present)Edit
Throughout early 2017, Allie continued her on screen relationship with Sutter, accompanying him to his matches and vice versa. On May 25, Laurel Van Ness and Sienna would jump Allie, prompting Rosemary to return and save her. Rosemary later explained that "the Hive" sent her to protect Allie, beginning an alliance between the two. On the June 8 episode, Allie came out and saved Rosemary from being attacked by Sienna and Van Ness, fending them off with a kendo stick. At Slammiversary, Allie would make an appearance as she chased Van Ness away again with a kendo stick, saving Rosemary from interference during the championship match against Sienna. On August 31, Allie was attacked by Taryn Terrell backstage which lead into a tag team match between the four. During the second half of 2017, Allie and Braxton Sutter ended their on camera relationship without any explanation. However on March 1, 2018, Sutter made his return to IMPACT television, where he turned heel and revealed that he dumped Allie. On March 8, she defeated Van Ness to become Knockouts Champion for the second time. Allie successfully defended her title against Sienna on March 22. After the match, Sutter proposed to Allie, only to provide distraction for Su Yung to attack Allie. This led into a title match between the two at Redemption, when Allie successfully retained her title over Yung. On the April 26 episode of IMPACT!, Allie had another successful title defense against Taya Valkyrie. After the match, Allie was attacked by Yung, but was saved by Rosemary.
On the May 3, after Rosemary was defeated by Su Yung in their match and placed in a coffin that Su Yung set alight, promos showed Allie channeling Rosemary's spirit through her letting out her dark side dressing like Rosemary ready to get her revenge on Su Yung for destroying her best friend. At Under Pressure, Allie lost the Knockout's Championship to Su Yung in a Last Rites match. On August 30 episode of IMPACT!, Allie unsuccessfully challenged Yung for the title in a three–way match, which was won by Blanchard.
On September 21, 2013, Dennis married fellow professional wrestler Jesse Guilmette, better known as Braxton Sutter. She has been a vegetarian for ethical reasons since she was 14-years-old, and a vegan since late 2014. Laura Dennis was once a long term London, Ontario resident and is often confused to be her birthplace.
- Finishing moves
- Allie Drop (Corner springboard cutter)
- Anger as Beauty (Bridging double chickenwing)
- BSE – Best Superkick Ever (Superkick)
- Cherry Popper / Allie Popper (Sitout facebuster)
- Cherry Valley Driver / Allie Valley Driver (Death Valley driver)
- Codebreaker (Double knee facebreaker)
- Signature moves
- Cherry / Allie Choke (Top rope chokehold)
- Diving crossbody
- I'm Allie! (Inverted DDT)
- Thesz press
- Tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown
- Wrestlers managed
- Braxton Sutter
- Jake O'Reilly
- Kiera Hogan
- Laurel Van Ness
- Entrance themes
- Independent circuit
- "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways
- "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett
- "Poison" by Bell Biv Devoe (used as a member of The Kimber Bombs)
- "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
- Combat Zone Wrestling
- "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
- Ring of Honor
- "Dancing on a Bullet" by Reverse Grip
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling / IMPACT Wrestling
- "Back to School" (Instrumental) by Christy Hemme
- "Don't Lie to Me" by Dale Oliver
- Independent circuit
Championships and accomplishmentEdit
- Classic Championship Wrestling
- CCW Women's Championship (2 times)
- Great Canadian Wrestling
- W.I.L.D. Champion (1 time)
- Ontario Indy Wrestling Awards
- Female Wrestler of the Year (2009)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked #8 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2015
- Pro Wrestling Xtreme
- PWX Women's Champion (1 time)
- SHIMMER Women Athletes
- SHIMMER Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kimber Lee
- SHINE Wrestling
- SHINE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kimber Lee
- Squared Circle Wrestling
- Girls Grand Prix 2 (2013)
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling / IMPACT Wrestling
- TNA / IMPACT Knockouts Championship (2 times)
- Turkey Bowl (2017) – with Eddie Edwards, Richard Justice, Fallah Bahh, and Garza Jr.
- Women Superstars Uncensored
- WSU Championship (1 time)