The Canadian NINJAs

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The Canadian NINJAs (National International Nation of Jalapeño Awesomeness)[2] are the professional wrestling tag team of Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez. They are former two-time Shimmer Tag Team Champions.

The Canadian NINJAs
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The Canadian Ninjas - Portia Perez (front) and Nicole Matthews - making their ring entrance in September 2015
Tag team
MembersNicole Matthews
Portia Perez
Name(s)The Canadian NINJAs
The Naughty Girls
Billed fromCanada
DebutOctober 2007[1]


Shimmer Women AthletesEdit

Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez initially began teaming together in Shimmer Women Athletes in October 2007.[1] They met for the first time shortly before their debut, bonding over a meal at Denny's.[1] Their first match together was a win against Ashley Lane and Lorelei Lee on Volume 15, and their second match was a loss against Ariel and Josie at Volume 16.[1] Matthews and Perez named their tag team The Canadian NINJAs (National International Nation of Jalapeño Awesomeness) in March 2008.[1]

On May 3, 2009 the duo won the Shimmer Tag Team Championship for the first time by defeating Ashley Lane and Nevaeh on Volume 26.[1][3] They lost the titles on Volume 37 to the Seven Star Sisters (Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata) on March 27, 2011.[4]

In July 2012 at Volume 48, The Canadian NINJAs received another shot at the Shimmer Tag Team Championship in a four corners tag team elimination match, Regeneration X (Allison Danger and Leva Bates) and The Queens of Winning (Courtney Rush and Sara Del Rey).[5] The Queens won the title, but lost it to the NINJAs on July 7, 2013 at NCW Femmes Fatales's NCW-FF IX event.[5][6] At Volume 57 on April 14, 2014, they lost the titles in a No Disqualification match against the Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa).[7]

Other promotionsEdit

In early 2009 Matthews and Perez took part in the first season tapings of Wrestlicious, which began airing in March 2010. In the promotion, Matthews used the name Hope and Perez used the name Faith, and the duo's tag team name was The Naughty Girls. They debuted on the fifth episode on March 31 in a losing effort against the team of Charlotte and Paige Webb.[8]

On September 23, 2011, the Canadian NINJAs made their Japanese debut for the Universal Woman's Pro Wrestling Reina promotion in the Reina World Tag Team Championship tournament, defeating Mia Yim and Sara Del Rey in their first round match.[9] The following day, Perez and Matthews were defeated in the finals of the tournament by La Comandante and Zeuxis.[10]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kamchen, Richard (2009-05-28). "Nikki Matthews vaulting to the top". SLAM Wrestling. Retrieved 2015-04-20.
  2. ^ Byer, Matthew (2012-06-11). "Nicole Matthews keeps soaring higher". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  3. ^ Csonka, Larry (2009-05-05). "Shimmer Volumes 25 and 26 Results". 411mania. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  4. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-03-28). "Indy News #2: Shimmer Vol. 37, 38, 39, 40 results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  5. ^ a b Cooper, Chad (2012-03-19). "Results of Shimmer Vol. 47 and 48 tapings". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  6. ^ Namako, Jason (2012-07-08). "Indy News #4: ROH Newswire, NCW Femme Fatales". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  7. ^ Namako, Jason (2013-04-14). "4/14 Shimmer #57 Results: Berwyn, Illinois (Allison Danger's retirement match)". WrestleView. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  8. ^ Byers, Ryan (April 2, 2010). "411's Wrestlicious Take Down Report 03.31.10". 411Mania. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
  9. ^ 【結果】レイナ9・23江戸川区. Ringstars (in Japanese). Ameba. September 23, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  10. ^ 【結果】レイナ9・24横浜. Ringstars (in Japanese). Ameba. September 24, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2013.