|Ring Name(s):||Mercedes Vargas|
|Height:||5'7" (1.70 m)|
|Weight:||127lbs. (57 kg)|
|Date of Birth:||June 25, 1980 (age 33)|
|Place Of Birth:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Resides:||Queens, New York|
|Billed From:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Theme Music:|| "Face to Face" by Siouxsie and the Banshees |
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2 (SCW)
|Federation(s):|| PRIDE All-Female Championship Wrestling|
Sin City Wrestling
Aesop World: Women's Pro Wrestling
Femme Fatale Wrestling
|Previous Federation(s):|| Championship Pro Wrestling|
World Women's Wrestling League
World Elite Wrestling
New Championship Wrestling
All-Female Pride Wrestling
|Wrestling Style:|| Technical |
|Finisher(s):|| Black Rose Overdrive |
Peligro Rojo II
|Trained By:||CWS Training|
|Debut:||January 9, 2009|
Mercedes Alicia Vargas Castaños de Ortega (born June 25, 1980), better known simply as Mercedes Vargas, is an Argentine professional wrestler best known for her appearances for Divas Unleashed (DU) between 2009 and 2011, New Championship Wrestling (commonly known and stylized as nCw) between 2011 and 2013, World Elite Wrestling (WEW), appearing on the Friday Night Adrenaline brand between mid-August 2012 and late April 2013, World Women's Wrestling League (3WL), where she appeared from mid-2010 until the company's first closing on August 2012, and returning in March 2013 as the company ended a seven-month hiatus at the Wild Stampede pay-per-view, which was the final show and broadcast for the company before closing for good thereafter, and Championship Pro Wrestling (CPW), from late May to mid-August 2013, and is currently performing for Pride All-Female Championship Wrestling, (stylized as PRIDE All-Female Championship Wrestling and often referred to simply as PRIDE AFCW, PRIDE, or PRIDE Wrestling; previously known as All-Female Pride Wrestling), Sin City Wrestling (SCW), Aesop World: Women's Pro Wrestling (AESOP WORLD: Women's Pro Wrestling), the successor to 3WL, where she is the inaugural Queen of AESOP World Champion, and Femme Fatale Wrestling (FFW). She is also an actress, model, and occasional singer.
Between DU, 3WL, NCW, AFPW/PRIDE AFCW, SCW, and AESOP World: Women's Pro Wrestling, Mercedes has won 9 total championships. Overall, she is a two-time world champion, having held the 3WL Unified World Championship once, and is currently holding the AESOP World: Women's Pro Wrestling Queen of AESOP World Championship, where she is the inaugural champion. She is also a one-time Television Champion, having held the 3WL Television Championship once, where she is the second-longest reigning champion in history. She has also held the DU Rockford State Championship and PRIDE AFCW International Championship one-time each, where she held the third-longest and second-longest reigns, respectively. Her success was not limited to singles competition, but also as a tag team wrestler, being a three-time tag team champion, having held the AFPW Tag Team Championship, 3WL Sky High Tag Team Championship, and NCW Starlets Tag Team Championship concurrently for nine months, between February 27, 2011 and December 22, 2011. She is regarded as one of 3WL's most decorated wrestlers in that company's history, as she has held the 3WL Unified World Championship, 3WL Television Championship, and the 3WL Sky High Tag Team Championship, with Crystal Hilton, becoming the first-ever champions. Among her accolades, she is the only Athena in 3WL history to win both the Athena Cup and Tag League Tournaments in the same year, the first to hold a singles and tag team title simultaneously, and is recognized with having the longest unbeaten streak in singles competition and the first and only woman to be undefeated for up to a year (365 days) or more. The streak lasted for 13 months, which included an undefeated streak that lasted 9 months. During her reign as Television Champion, she became the longest reigning champion, breaking an eight-year mark previously held by Marie Dupree in her second reign (Trish Newborn has since surpassed Vargas' 7-month, 231-day reign reign). She is also a three-time Athena Award winner (all in 2011). In DU, she is credited with having the third-longest Rockford State Championship reign in the title's 10-year history, in addition to winning the Femmy Award for Best Newcomer of the Year, the Diva of the Month for June, and ranked number 44 on DU's "The 50 Greatest Divas Ever" list (all in 2009). In PRIDE AFCW, Mercedes was the fifth person to reach the 200-day mark during her championship reign and, as of 2013, is the longest reigning International Champion in PRIDE AFCW history. She was the first to start a singles undefeated streak, which started from the promotion's first show in February 2012 until October 2012, a span of over 7 months.
As of January 2012, she was ranked as the No. 6 best female singles wrestler in the world, according to The Other Side (TOS) Year-End Awards.
Vargas made her debut for the all-female promotion Divas Unleashed in 2009 on January 9, where she was victorious in a singles match against another newcomer, though it was a hard-fought victory. On October 11, 2009, she won the Rockford State Championship at the Divacide pay-per-view, giving her her first and only championship in the company. She lost the title nearly a year later, on October 10. Her reign was the third-longest reign in the title's entire history.
While still working with Divas Unleashed, Vargas debuted for 3WL in late July 2010, representing Divas Unleashed alongside Veronica Valiant and KibbyD as part of a six-week, eight-woman tournament for the vacant 3WL World Championship. She got past the first round in a triple threat match and then won a singles match victory in the next one before being eliminated by Valiant, who eventually won the first tournament, in the semifinals. In the second tournament to determine the second challenger to the 3WL Championship, Vargas failed to get past the first round in a triple threat match, though she was not pinned. She officially joined the roster in October. She would spend the next two years with the promotion, becoming one-half of the inaugural 3WL Sky High Tag Team Champions alongside Crystal Hilton and winning the Athena Tag League Tournament, becoming 3WL Television Champion while also making her the third Athena to become a double champion and the first woman in 3WL history to hold a singles and tag team championship at the same time, and then winning the Athena Cup Tournament to become the number one contender to the 3WL Unified World Championship, in addition to being the first and only woman in 3WL history to win both the tag team and singles tournament in the same year.
On May 13, 2012, Vargas defeated Zelda Knite to win the 3WL Unified World Championship to become just the second Athena since the 3WL World Championship and Ladies International Wrestling Alliance (LIWA) were unified in September 2011. She would be recognized as the final 3WL Unified World Champion when the company closed down on August 9, 2012. Joing AFPW in December 2010, she would also become one-half of the inaugural AFPW Tag Team Champions with Kelly Knite in February 2011. They would be the final recognized holders when the promotion closed in December 2011. In June 2011, Vargas became one-half of the Starlets Tag Team Champions in NCW with Kathleen Conway. In the follow-up promotion to All-Female Pride Wrestling, PRIDE All-Female Championship Wrestling, she won the International Championship in August 2012, with her reign lasting nine months to become the longest reigning champion. In 2013, she won the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship on October 13 at SCW's High Stakes III pay-per-view, and would then win her second world championship five days later, when she became the inaugural Queen of AESOP World Champion on October 18.
Vargas has said that throughout her childhood, she never took being a wrestler seriously, and would usually provide being a wrestler as a flippant response to anyone who asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, though later on she found out she had a knack for it. Still teasing with the idea, she moved to the United States and applied to one of the top training schools in the nation. It was only after several officials realized she had potential that Vargas began taking wrestling seriously. After fifteen months, she started out on the independent circuit wrestling for small-time promotions and continued to get her name recognized while also modelling and singing. After a few months, she felt it was now time to showcase her talents and to meet some worthy competition.
Divas Unleashed (2009-2011)
Debut and early matches (2009)
Mercedes debuted for the all-female promotion Divas Unleashed on the January 9 episode of Friday Night Exile in Charlotte, North Carolina, its first show of the New Year. That night she squared off against fellow newcomer White Lightning, in a debutantes singles match, which Mercedes won, although it was a hard fought victory.
On the January 23 edition of Friday Night Exile in Washington, D.C., Mercedes faced off against yet another newcomer, Luna. In this battle, Mercedes would face a stern test as her opponent had a slight size advantage standing just over six feet. Mostly playing possum in the early going of the match, Mercedes marveled at the strength Luna possessed, finding herelf being lifted off her feet with little effort. Although she did hold her own throughout the match, Luna proved to be too much for her. After failing to win a test of strength against her, Luna executed her Eclipse powerbomb and pinned Mercedes for her first loss
At Control of the Knife in Miami, Florida, Mercedes made her debut and opened the February 8th PPV in a singles match against an injured Totally Radd, whose face was under bandages after being attacked by Linda Ragnal on the Exile prior to the event. In what was to be her first debut PPV and her third match overall since joining the promotion, Mercedes again came out on the losing end. After the match, however, she made an embarrassment of Radd, ripping off her bandages and revealing her two bruised eyes.
Feuding with Luna (2009)
On February 20, Divas Unleashed began its first tour of Asia in five years as Friday Night Exile opened in Nagasaki, Japan. Mercedes was involved in an 8-Woman Tag Team Match, joining forces with Henshin Belleza and Lipstick Mafia (Autumn Leigh and Cassidy Marcello) against Luna, Trish Newborn and Teen Spirit (Kitty Cummings and Tori Marie). In what was a thrilling match from start to finish, Mercedes' team won, despite the fact that Lipstick Mafia left the ring following Mercedes accidentally kicking Cassidy, thinking that she was a member of the opposing team. Unaware of this, Mercedes was staring into the face of Luna who was about to set her up for the Eclipse but she managed to reverse the move with the debut of her "From Buenos Aires with Love" finisher, and subsequently pinned Luna to avenge the loss to her a month ago.
Mercedes continued to feud with Luna throughout the rest of the Asia tour, competing against her in tag matches, which also resulted in loses. In Singapore on March 6, Makaze cost Mercedes and Henshin Belleza a tag team victory against Luna and then-Rockford State Champion Katie Kooper, when she ran into the ring and started attacking Katie causing Mercedes and Henshin to lose via disqualification. Henshin had already left and Luna came to Katie's aid, grabbing Makaze by the back of her neck and lifting her up into the air, only to receive the Coup de grâce from Mercedes to the back of Luna's head taking her down to the mat. Katie's brother, Travis, tried his best to stop Makaze from starting on Katie again, but Makaze took him out as well, grabbing his genitals and squeezing them hard enough to send him to the mat writhing in pain. Mercedes continued to give repeated kicks to Luna's head, and then left the ring but not before staring back at Makaze for ruining her chances of getting another victory over her hated rival.
The following week in Hong Kong, Mercedes was involved in her third consecutive tag team match, this time in a six-person match which saw her team up once more with Henshin Belleza and Makaze as they took on Luna, Travis Kooper and Veronica Valiant, who has recently become Mercedes' rival as of late. As exciting as this match was, Mercedes and her team came out on the losing end, with the turning point of the match coming when Katie Kooper tried to interfere when she witnessed Makaze executing Katie's "KatScratchFever" finisher on her brother, Travis. Makaze's manager, Kenji Kozakura rushed over to Katie, while Veronica's manager, Jun Takada, slipped into the ring with a rag in hand and held it over Henshin’s face. After Henshin struggled for a few moments before being left unconscious, Takada put Veronica on top of Henshin. Takada slid out of the ring just at the same time as Kenji pulled Katie off the apron, but he's nailed with the kendo stick she carried to the side of the head. Makaze shoved the ref down and attempted a suicide dive, but Katie simply moved out of the way as Makaze's face bounced off the barricade. It was only after Takada alerted the ref over to Henshin and Veronica that the match reached its final outcome. This match resulted in Mercedes' second consecutive loss in the three tag matches she's had with Luna on opposing sides. Including Luna's defeat of her in singles action, she led the overall series against her 3-1.
On the April 25 episode of Friday Night Exile, Divas Unleashed's next to last show of its Asia Tour was in the Philippines, as Manila got the honor of a free show which saw Meggie Skyfyre compete in a "Thrilla in Manilla" match involving Meggie going up against the entire Divas Unleashed roster in a royal rumble elimination match, courtesy of Crystal Deymonaz and her latest "hazing" scheme of DU's Unleashed Champion. Prior to the event, Mercedes attacked Luna in the parking lot area in retaliation for Luna mocking her, and used an steel pipe repeatedly to injure Luna's knees and possibly take her out of the royal rumble match. During the Thrilla in Manilla match, Mercedes, as the fifth entrant, outlasted the first 13 competitors who were eliminated in the early going, including Colleen Roades, whom she eliminated with a dropkick that sent her crashing to the arena floor. Following the thirteenth entrant Kylie Logan joining the match, "Spice Up Your Life" by the Spice Girls, the entrance theme of Luna, blared across the arena, which distracted Mercedes. Icenique, taking advantage of the monetary lapse, headbutted Mercedes. Still looking out at the entrance ramp, Mercedes assured herself that Luna wasn't going to show, as she stood to her feet. Luna, however, would appear from behind the curtain seconds later and hurriedly made her way to the ring, to the disbelief of Mercedes. In the end, Mercedes would also contend with Icenique who tried several times to eliminate her. Mercedes took out Icenique with a DDT, before she got back to her feet, but Luna soon caught Mercedes by the throat before she lifted her above her head with her Fly By Night military press. Despite the pain, Luna struggled towards the edge of the ring in an attempt to launch Mercedes onto the floor, but on her way there, Laura Seton dropkicked Luna from behind, sending her over the ropes while Mercedes fell inside the ring, avoiding yet another close call. Mercedes would go on to eliminate one other diva, taking out Makaze who was blinded by Katie Kooper earlier in the match, ripping her hands off the apron, before she was one of the final six competitors remaining, only to be eliminated by Icenique Perez, who eventually won the rumble.
The Asian tour concluded in Tokyo, Japan for Divas Unleashed's second pay-per-view, Terror in Tokyo. Mercedes squared off against Luna as one of the preliminary matches on the card and the Grudge Match between the two bitter rivals were anything but. The turning point of the match came when Luna was about to perform a moonsault, but Mercedes got up quickly to hit the "Coup de Grâce" across the back of the head, sending Luna to fall across Mercedes' shoulders as she performed the "Black Rose Overdrive" to win the match. After the match, Mercedes revealed secretive information about Luna and revealing to the audience that her opponent actually was a man. The stunned crowd and even the ring announcer were in silence as her sobs were the only sound throughout the arena. Mercedes left the arena staring back at the crowd amd a smile on her face. Much later in the evening she was presented with the Diva of the Month for June.
Alliance with Veronica Valiant, Rockford State Champion and end of feud with Luna (2009)
Now back in the United States, Divas Unleashed made a few changes, in which the first of these was moving Exile to Sunday nights, and was to be renamed as Sunday Night Exile. Also during this time, Tara Lee would be placed in charge of DU while Tequila and Shane Rockford were on vacation. Divas Unleashed started a four-month West Coast Tour that began on the July 5 episode of Sunday Night Exile from Seattle, Washington, where Mercedes pinned Darla Daniels in a fatal four-way number one contender's match for the Rockford State Championship that also included Didgitz and Totally Radd.
The following Sunday in Portland, Oregon, Mercedes participated as one of the sixteen challengers in the Tara Lee Invitational, a tournament arranged by Tara Lee for the vacant Unleashed Championship, and also began a feud with Katie Kooper over the Rockford State Championship. Mercedes played a major role during Katie Kooper's first round fatal four-way match that also involved Aphrodite, Didgitz and Henshin Belleza, by attacking Katie with a lead pipe and injuring her ribs, costing her the match. Mercedes, however, was unsuccessful in her own first round match, a four-way between herself, Carley Monroe, KibbyD and Veronica Valiant later in the evening, won by Valiant who pinned KibbyD. The following show in Sacramento, California, Mercedes was scheduled to team with Makaze in a tag team match against Felicity and Totally Radd, but Makaze failed to show, making it a handicap match, which she won after surprising Felicity with an inside cradle. In the last show before Divacide, Mercedes competed in her first main event match of her career in Los Angeles, teaming with Askai Champion Veronica Valiant to defeat Felicity and Totally Radd for the second time in less than a month. Just before their match, Mercedes and Veronica decided to form an alliance, setting their differences aside for personal glory.
At Divacide, Mercedes battled Katie Kooper in a "San Francisco Treasure Hunt" match for the Rockford State Championship in a last minute decision by Tara Lee. This decision had Mercedes and Katie all over city in search for clues as to where the title could be. Their final confrontation took place at the California Academy of the Sciences, where the match intensified. Inside the museum, Katie and Mercedes amassed a host of damages within the facility, including ruining a fire ant exhibit (the ants covered Mercedes face, in which many of them caused her face to become swollen). disrupting a presentation taking place at the Morrison Planetarium and destroying a bed of exotic flowers atop the rain forest canopy within the Kimball Natural History Museum, in addition to disturbing an iguana habitat and aquatic wildlife. The finale of the match saw Mercedes and Katie both plummet four stories from the top of the rain forest exhibition into a pool below. The first episode happened when Katie, within reach of the Rockford title, was hit by Mercedes' shoe, causing Katie to topple over and fall the four feet into the Steinhart Aquarium down below. The two would meet in one last struggle as Mercedes was able to grab the title to win the match, after which Katie punched her in the face. Mercedes found herself being helped out of the pool by Luna, who then left, leaving the new champion stunned.Two weeks ahead of the next Sunday Night Exile in Las Vegas, the sixth annual Femmys took place at the First Lady Hotel where Mercedes received the "Femmy Award" for Best Newcomer of the Year. On the November 15 edition of Sunday Night Exile, Luna and Mercedes would have one final match. Just as their first encounter back in February, it was a tough, physical match. Mercedes would claim yet another victory, this time by making Luna submit with the Divine Mercy signature move as the final chapter of their eight-month feud came to an end.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
On the weekend leading up to Divas Unleashed's Forsaken Destiny V pay-per-view, Sunday Night Exile had its final two shows in Texas. On Friday, December 11, Mercedes involved herself in the main event match between Veronica Valiant and Madison Seton, distracting Seton and allowing Valiant to pick up the win. After the match, Vargas and Valiant attacked Madison. Katie Kooper came out for the save, but Mercedes sent her crashing through a spotlight with a powerbomb from off the elevated catwalk, thus resulting in Katie being seriously injured and jeopardizing her chances in their rematch at Forsaken Destiny V.
Two nights later on the December 13 episode of Sunday Night Exile in Dallas, Mercedes defeated Crystal Hilton in a non-title match. As a result of her and Veronica Valiant's actions in Houston, an impromptu tag team match was scheduled later for the main event as Vargas and Valiant took on Madison Seton and a mystery partner, which was revealed to be her sister, Laura. Unfortunately for Mercedes, she was inadvertently punted in the skull by Veronica during the course of the match, which allowed Laura to hit her "Perfection" jackknife powerbomb on Veronica as the match was declared a no contest.
At Forsaken Destiny V, Mercedes and Katie would meet in the opening contest in an No Disqualification match for the Rockford State Championship. In this long-awaited re-match, the sold-out crowd at London's O2 Arena witnessed what was a physical battle from the opening bell, with both women unleashing unbridled aggression and wanting to hurt one another as humanly as possible. At one point during the match, Mercedes, smoking a cigarette that she had concealed behind her ear, used the lighted end of the cigarette and stubbed it out in Katie's face, whilst she was trapped inside a trash can. Mercedes sat on top of the trash can, crushing Katie under her weight before going for a nonchalant cover and yelled at the referee to count the pin, but an enraged Travis Kooper would interfere, sliding into the ring with a clothesline to Mercedes to break it up. Travis came to her sister's aid, helping her out and up from her temporary prison, but Mercedes from behind nailed Katie's brother with a broom, sending him to the canvas, before she would attempt to the same to Katie, but Katie countered with her finisher, planting Mercedes' face on the broom handle, only for a two count. Mercedes would be at the receiving end of Katie's fists and then she would use the broom, and placed it across Mercedes' throat and chokes her. Katie threw her against the rope and nailed Mercedes in the face with the front end of the broom, knocking her down again. It seemed as if all was lost for Mercedes in hope of retaining her title, but a fatal mistake by Katie was all that Mercedes needed, as she won the match with a roll-up and putting both feet on the ropes for leverage. Later that night, Mercedes intervened in the main event, which saw Laura Seton once again challenge Veronica Valiant for her Unleashed Championship. Laura performed a second Perfection jacknife powerbomb on Veronica into the turnbuckle, thus leaving her unconscious for the time being. Mercedes ran from backstage with her Rockford State Championship and attempted to strike Laura with the title belt, but she tossed Mercedes outside of the ring with a hairmare, as she collided with Veronica's manager, Jun Takada. Earlier in the match, Laura exposed and then chokeslammed the referee. A new referee entered the ring and quickly had Mercedes and Jun Takada escorted from the arena by security. Nonetheless, Valiant went on to retain her title and defeat Laura Seton for the third time.
What Lies Ahead (2010–2011)
After the Forsaken Destiny V pay-per-view, Divas Unleashed went on a six-month sabbatical, in which during that time Mercedes was still recognized as Rockford State Champion and she used the time off wrestling in Mexico in hopes of improving her skills. On the May 30 edition of Sunday Night Exile (aired on June 11) from Honolulu, Hawaii, Mercedes and Veronica defeated Laura and Madison Seton in a main event re-match. On the special 125th episode of Sunday Night Exile on October 10 from Anaheim, Mercedes lost the Rockford State Championship to Madison Seton, ending her 7-match winning streak, which included a 5-match winning streak on Exile and a 3-match winning streak in singles competition. Mercedes would hold the title for 364 days, giving her the then-second longest reign in Divas Unleashed history.
On the Exile Halloween Special on Halloween night, Mercedes defeated Teen Spirit in an handicap match.
On the January 23 episode of Sunday Night Exile, Mercedes Vargas invoked her re-match clause and challenged Madison Seton for the Rockford State Championship, with Laura Seton acting as the special guest referee. Mercedes dominated most of the match from the opening bell. During the match, Mercedes had Madison pinned in the turnbuckle with a foot choke, refusing to break the hold. As a result, the match ended and Mercedes was disqualified. A medic was ushered in and gave word that Madison was okay and could continue the match, but Laura did not reverse the decision. Also that night, Veronica Valiant lost the Unleashed Championship in a singles match against challenger Tory Blaze of 3WL fame, ending her year and a half long reign and the longest Unleashed Championship reign in history at 469 days.
Following another months-long hiatus, Exile returned to television on June 5, where the main event was a battle royal for the Unleashed Championship. Prior to the event, however, the majority of the roster were unable to make it to the match, due to being locked inside their dressing room, and Tory Blaze failed to show to defend her title. Nonetheless, the match continued with only eight participants, including Mercedes, Veronica, Crystal Hilton, Katie Kooper, Reba, Tori Marie, Askai Champion Kitty Cummings, and the return of Caitlin Fairchild, who Yuku Shiro now calls "Darkchild" and personally choose to replace her in the match, and thus making her return to the company for the first time in seven years. Kitty and Tori started the match, with Mercedes, Hilton and Reba joining in later. Darkchild immediately eliminated Kitty Cummings as she hit the ring, meanwhile Veronica and Mercedes eliminated Crystal Hilton. Darkchild got her second elimination of the night when she eliminated Tori Marie, lifting the other member of Teen Spirit in a military press and throwing her on top of Crystal Hilton outside of the ring. Katie Kooper was the last participant in the match and immediately made an impact by attacking Darkchild after a spear, leading the other participants to attack her all at once. It took four of the participants to eliminated the nearly seven-foot Darkchild, as Veronica, Mercedes, Reba and Kooper took out the biggest threat in the match after Kooper hit her with a dropkick. Mercedes was one of the final four remaining in the match as she and Reba and Kooper and Veronica had their own private little war. As Kooper was going for a top rope move on Veronica, Reba pushed Kooper and she landed ungracefully on the outside, eliminating her from the match, but by the time Reba turned around, a waiting Mercedes and Veronica clotheslined her to the outside, leaving the tag team partners to face each other. The match ended with a bit of trickery as Mercedes intentionally eliminated herself from the rumble and Valiant being declared the winner and once again becoming the Unleashed Champion much to the utter protest and disgust of the fans. Valiant and Vargas left the arena smiling to end the evening. On the June 26 edition of Sunday Night Exile, Shane Rockford forced Valiant and Vargas to face each other in a non-title match as punishment for the outcome of the battle royal. Mercedes lost the match.
End of an Era (2012)
With Divas Unleashed suffering from a string of financial losses and production setbacks, believed to be combined with a dip in viewing figures and the defection of some talent to other companies, notably 3WL, and with Tequila Rockford, along with husband, Shane, taking a prolonged maternity leave, the company was folded and disbanded because new ownership was not found as was planned by January 2012.
World Women's Wrestling League (2010–2012; 2013)Sometime during the first week of July 2010 World Women's Wrestling League (3WL), the sometimes rival and sister promotion of Divas Unleashed, and whose origins date back to 2002, a year before DU opened, made an announcement that would shake the very foundation of the company, declaring all of their titles vacant and staging an open invitational in the 6th annual Athena Cup Tournament to determine who would challenge for its World Title in two single-elimination tournaments. Mercedes was one of the 18 competitors who signed up, alongside fellow DU Divas Veronica Valiant and KibbyD, and easily made enemies of several Athenas, to the surprise of no one, in an very heated debate, just days prior to the event.
On the July 30 edition of 3WL's Clash broadcast in Paris, France, the third stop on its four-month, seven-city European Revenge Tour and one of twelve cities as part of its 2010 Global Tour schedule, Mercedes as the 17th entrant participated in a triple threat match against 3WL newcomer Charlie Gage (the 18th entry) and Bella Luna (10th entry), making her return to the 3WL after an lengthy absence. The opening round match was anything but an easy task as Mercedes was a victim of both challengers unbridled fury early on, but she would slowly regain the advantage. She clotheslined Gage and then tossed her out of the ring before she turned her attention to a rising Bella Luna and nailed her with a viscous discus clothesline. As she tortured the returning Athena by pulling her hair and then using her boot to smash her face into the canvas with a curb stomp, Gage climbed the top turnbuckle and connected with an missile dropkick to Mercedes while she taunted the crowd. As the referee checked on Mercedes' condition, Bella Luna threw Gage across the ring with an release German suplex before she set up for her finisher, but Gage countered it with a jawbreaker and then executed her "12 Gage" finishing move on Bella Luna for a pin attempt; however, Mercedes arrived at the last second to break up the pin, tossed Gage out of the ring a second time, and then, lifting Bella Luna to her feet, performed her "Black Rose Overdrive" finisher to win the match by pinfall and advance to the next round.
The continuation and conclusion of the tournament would be determined on the August 13 edition of Clash in Berlin, Germany where Mercedes faced another tough challenger in the undefeated Valerie Belmont (the 3rd entrant in the tournament) in the quarterfinals. In what was a physical battle of wills, Mercedes suffered what appeared to be a knee injury during the course of the match, but was still able to achieve victory to move on to the semi-final where she faced off against her own partner in Veronica Valiant (13th entrant), who won earlier in the night against Gulianna Pellegrino (the 12th entrant). In the semi-final round that pitted the two remaining DU Divas, Mercedes went into a blind rage against the Unleashed Champion, upset that Veronica did not accompany her for the match against Valerie nor did she come to her aid at the height of the injury. In what was a back and forth battle, Veronica would take advantage of Mercedes' injury as a result of the previous match and was able to pin her following the Falling Stock to advance to the tournament finals, where she would go on to defeat the 8th entrant Dame Barbara Windsor to win the first single elimination bracket and become the first challenger for the 3WL World Championship.
Two weeks later on the August 27 edition of Clash in Prague, Czech Republic, Mercedes interrupted Veronica in the midst of her addressing the Prague crowd in a victory speech. Taking the Unleashed Champion's apology for what happened two weeks ago in understanding, Mercedes then confronted her tag team partner for her thoughtlessness for not even paying a visit while she was in hospital and for the "Get Well Soon" card that although had Veronica's name on it, Mercedes guessed that it was actually bought, written and sent by her manager instead, Jun Takada, by which the exchange of expressions between him and Veronica confirmed it. Mercedes used the Judy Garland quote that she remembered reading about always being a first-rate version of yourself and never a second rate version of someone else and said that Veronica's first rate version of herself was being a liar, fraud and a conniving bitch as the reasons why she didn't show up to help Mercedes during her first round match, and because she did not, even if she wanted to help, Veronica would have shown the second rate version of herself as someone who appeared concerned. Mercedes vowed that she would meet Veronica in the finals of the Athena Cup in proving not only that DU is the superior wrestling promotion, but also to determine who's the best representative of the company, in reference to Veronica's words after defeating Mercedes in the semifinals of Tournament A.
Later in the evening, Mercedes showed up for her first round triple threat match against three-time World Champion Eva Rodriguez and Jessica Richardson, in which before the match, Mercedes announced that she had in fact torn her ACL and wasn't cleared to wrestle by doctors, but told them she would compete in the tournament regardless. All three competitors made it an exciting contest, and after some back and forth action between Mercedes and E-Rod, the former 3WL Champion threw Mercedes towards the ropes, whereby Jessica pulled on the top rope causing Mercedes to fall over the ropes and crash to the arena floor. Beaulah suddenly appeared from the crowd and distracted the referee, which allowed Tory Blaze to sneak up on Eva Rodriguez as she was blinded by perfume which Tory sprayed into her eyes. Jessica Richardson took advantage of the situation and was able to hit her Maxed Out finisher to Rodriguez to win the match and advance to the semifinal round.
On the final Clash before the From Oblivion with Love pay-per-view, the final matches of Tournament B took place from London. During the semi-final round match between Crystal Hilton and 3WL Television Champion Jennifer Yu, who was also defending her title, Jun Takada tried to interfere in the match upon the orders of Veronica, who, with Mercedes, watched the match from the entrance ramp. Candace Okimura, who defeated Jessica Richardson in the first semi-final match at the start of the show, had other plans, however, as she barreled past Veronica and Mercedes, shoved Jun Takada to the floor on her way to the ring, and tried to interfere in the match. Despite this, Crystal was able to overcome the distraction and advance to the finals with a pinfall victory over Jennifer after a Lights Out roundhouse kick and win her first singles championship.
In the match prior to the main event, Mercedes teamed with Veronica and KibbyD in an Interpromotional Six-Woman Elimination Tag Team match against 3WL's own Dame Barbara Windsor, Eva Rodriguez and Wendy House. Mercedes and Dame Barbara Windsor would be the only surviving member of their respective teams, but it was Windsor who prevailed, taking advantage of Mercedes being distracted to pull off her My Fair Lady finishing maneuver and pinned the DU Rockford State Champion to win the contest. Mercedes and Veronica returned for the main event as guest commentators as Crystal Hilton defeated Candace Okimura to win the finals of Tournament B and as a result she and Veronica faced one another in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at the pay-per-view, which was won by Hilton, two falls to one.
Television Championship pursuit and reign and unbeaten streak (2010-2011)
On October 10 at From Oblivion with Love, Mercedes competed in a Triple Threat "Zombie Lumberjack Match" against Kassandra and Jennifer Yu for the vacant 3WL Television Championship (Hilton was stripped of the title to focus on her World Title match against Veronica). Mercedes was pinned by Jennifer Yu, and would lose to Yu again in a re-match for the title on the next Clash broadcast from Brisbane, Australia. After the match, Mercedes removed her knee brace and attacked Yu, as it was soon revealed that the knee injury suffered during the Athena Cup was only a ruse. Mercedes then attacked Yu with the Black Rose Overdrive before Kassandra seemingly came out for the save, but would attack Yu with her "Derby Bomb" finisher as well. After Crystal Hilton and Zelda Knite were victorious in the main event tag match versus Dame Barbara Windsor and Candace Okimura, a brawl started, triggered by Candace who shoved her tag partner, which soon led to a brawl between her and Dame Barbara while the victors looked on. Mercedes and Veronica (who appeared earlier in the show) attacked Crystal and Zelda Knite on the entrance ramp as Clash went off the air.
On the Pre-Anniversary episode of Clash on November 12, she was on the winning side of a four-on-four tag team match. At the 8th Anniversary Show pay-per-view on November 28, Mercedes challenged for the Television Championship against Kassandra, who defeated Jennifer Yu for the title on the Clash prior to the event. In what was a competitive contest, Mercedes performed her finisher on Kassandra twice, but she kicked out both times. On the third try, Kassandra would escape and subsequently pinned Mercedes after a "Sliding Lariat" to remain Television Champion.
On the January 21, 2011 edition of Clash, after Kassandra lost the Television Championship to Angel Kash, Mercedes defeated the debuting Stephanie Sullivan to once again become the number one contender for the title. Meanwhile, a storyline developed between Crystal Hilton and Veronica Valiant, where Crystal make known that she was Valiant's idol and biggest fan. Also that evening, Chastity Pride announced the return of the fifth annual Athena Tag League Tournament. The eight teams involved would compete for the newly created Sky High Tag Team Championship. Mercedes was approached by Crystal Hilton and accepted her offer of being tag partners for the tournament, agreeing to become the newest incarnation of Ebony & Spice, a tag team that Hilton had been a part of with Veronica Hernandez during the early part of her 3WL career.
The first two matches in the opening round of the tournament took place on the February 18 episode of Clash with the Sisters of Soul (Aquamarine Hinds and Jade O'Malley) defeating Eastern Thunder (the Soone twins, Fukumi and Fukuyu), and the Post Schizophrenic Connection (Wendy House and Emma McIntyre) winning against La Famiglia (the Bartuzzinni Sisters, Santina and Giovanna). Mercedes was originally scheduled to face Angel Kash for the Television Championship that night, but the match was put on hold due to time constraints and was delayed even further when the March 18 episode from Cario, Egypt was cancelled due to the protests in that country. While competiting in the Athena Tag League Tournament, Mercedes would still be recognised as the number one contender to the Television Championship.
In a backstage segment later that night, Mercedes confronted Veronica inquiring about the events from last week, but Crystal Hilton walked in, leading to Mercedes storming off. On the April 1 episode of Clash, Mercedes walked in on Hilton and Valiant once more. Annoyed with Hilton's presence around Valiant, Mercedes and Hilton entered into an argument before Valiant put an end to it. Prior to their first-round match in the Athena Tag League Tournament, Mercedes made known in an interview segment that she was fed up with being ignored in 3WL, her intentions of making an example of her opponents, and the disparaging remarks Hilton made against her in the days leading up to Clash. Following the interview, Hilton revealed to Mercedes that she was the President of a fan club dedicated to Valiant, and that Mercedes would be the Vice President, in addition that Hilton was named as the special guest referee for the World Championship match at the Fatal Fury 6 pay-per-view on April 24. Ebony & Spice 2.0 defeated the Trillion Dollar Bitches (Chantal Deville and Lexi Williams) to move on to round two of the tournament. Brittany Belichick and a mystery partner, who was revealed to be 3WL Sky High Champion Madison Dyson, defeated The Good Girls (Honey Rydell and Cyclone) to also advance to the next round, setting up a match between the two teams at the Fatal Fury 6 pay-per-view, where the continuation and conclusion of the tournament will take place. Also that night, Kassandra finally got her long awaited re-match against Angel Kash for the Television Championship in a No Disqualification match, in which the Trillion Dollar Bitches interfered on behalf of Kash. Hannah Kristian raced down to the ring and began attacking Kash after a spear. Stephanie Sullivan entered the match armed with a steel chair saving Kristian from a beatdown from Deville and Williams as they escaped. As Sullivan and Kristian protected Kassandra, Sullivan then attacked Kristian with a chair shot in retaliation of Kristian attacking her in a backstage altercation prior to the match. With the match thrown out, Chastity Pride announced that Kash would defend her Television Championship in a fatal four-way match against Kassandra, Sullivan and Kristian at Fatal Fury 6. At Fatal Fury 6, following Stephanie Sullivan's win to capture the 3WL Television Championship, Mercedes appeared at the entrance ramp, applauding her efforts and the two engaged in a brief staredown ahead of their championship match. Later that night, Mercedes and Crystal Hilton competed against Madison Dyson and Brittany Belichick in the quarterfinal match in the Athena Tag League Tournament and the Sisters of Soul challenged Post Schizophrenic Connection. Ebony & Spice won their match after Mercedes hit her finisher on Madison Dyson and pinned her. Meanwhile, Post Schizophrenic Connection versus Sisters of Soul saw the latter team victorious. The finals of the tournament was set, with Ebony & Spice 2.0 versus Sisters of Soul. Ebony & Spice 2.0 won the match to become the first-ever 3WL Sky High Tag Team Champions. As Mercedes was handed the titles, she handed Crystal one of the belts, but she managed to take Mercedes' own also. The two began arguing before Mercedes knocked out Crystal with one of the belts, leaving the ring. They would eventually reconcile and remain a team resolving their issues before the end of the show.
On the next Clash on July 8, a coronation ceremony took place of those who became champions at the pay-per-view. When it came time for Crystal Hilton and Mercedes Vargas to receive their Sky High Tag Team Championships, Veronica Valiant (who lost the 3WL World Championship to Jennifer Yu in the main event due to Hilton, who, as acting special guest referee, turned on her, thus costing Valiant the title) confronted Hilton and chastised Mercedes for not accompanying her for the title match. When her plans of causing dissension between the two failed, Veronica slapped Hilton. Later in the evening, Mercedes defeated Stephanie Sullivan to win the 3WL Television Championship in a rematch of her debut. As she was still one-half of the Sky High Tag Team Champions, the win made her the third Athena in 3WL history to become double champion (after Star and Veronica Valiant who both held the DU and 3WL World Championships) and the first woman to hold both a singles and tag team championship simultaneously. In a backstage segment on the August 5 edition of Clash, Mercedes and Veronica confronted each other about their partnership. Prior to her match, Mercedes went on a tirade about the outcome of the co-main event at Fatal Fury 6, blaming Tory Blaze and Crystal Hilton for Veronica's loss of the 3WL World Championship to Jennifer Yu, and pulling for Veronica that she should get a rematch. Mercedes microphone was cut off and Crystal Hilton, alongside Zelda Knite, would enter a confrontation with Mercedes, staking a claim for a rematch as well, since she never got one since losing to Veronica at the November 8th Anniversary Show. In her first title defense later that night, Mercedes successfully retained the Television Championship against Kobu, who was in her first championship match after winning a number one contender eight-woman tag team elimination match to earn the opportunity on the show prior.
On the September 2 edition of Clash, Mercedes once again retained her championship, this time against Kassandra in the latter's hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to remain unbeaten at 7-0, in what was Kassandra's final night in the company. In the main event, Mercedes was one of thirty women competing to become the first-ever Unified World Champion, which also involved then-champion Tory Blaze in what would be the founder of the company final appearance, but was unsuccessful.
On the next edition of Clash on November 11, Clash returned to the US with its first show in Providence, Rhode Island. In their first title defense of the Sky High Tag Team Championship since winning at Fatal Fury 6, Crystal Hilton and Mercedes Vargas faced the Asian Supremacy Stoppers (Madison Dyson and Miss Murderface). Near the end of the match, Mercedes held Dyson for a double team move as Hilton bounced off the ropes, but she inadvertently hit Mercedes with an forearm smash, which Dyson avoided, taking advantage of the situation to hit her finisher on Hilton to win the match and the titles. In an exclusive interview on the Online Insider, a furious Mercedes vowed revenge on Hilton for not only costing them the tag titles but also causing her first loss in 3WL in nine months.
On the final Clash broadcast of 2011 and the final show before the 9th Anniversary Show pay-per-view, Mercedes earned herself an opportunity for a World title match anytime within the next year by winning the 2011 Athena Cup Tournament, making her the first, and only, woman in 3WL history to win both the Athena Tag League and Athena Cup in the same calender year, and the first Athena to accomplish that feat. On a night where the fans decided the stipulations during the one-night tournament, Mercedes defeated Alysson Gardner by submission in a triple threat "Christmas Street Fight", which also involved Gwen Black whereas in the finals, she defeated Madison Dyson (who herself won a triple threat No Disqualification match against Stephanie Sanderson and Angel Kash) for the second time in a year in a tables match.
End of unbeaten streak and 3WL Unified World Champion (2012-2013)
On January 21, Mercedes set the record for single longest Television Championship reign when she surpassed Marie Dupree's 196-day reign, a record that stood for eight years. The following night in the opening match at the 9th Anniversary Show pay-per-view, Trish Newborn became the number one contender to the Television Championship by defeating Kobu, Angel Kash and Alysson Gardner, who Newborn pinned, in a fatal four-way elimination match. Later in the evening during the Weapons on a Poll match for the Television Championship between champion Mercedes and Allison Detorre, accompanied by Madison Dyson at ringside, the finish came when, after Mercedes hitting Detorre with a desperation DDT, Trish Newborn entered the ring with the crowd believing she would attack Mercedes, but instead hit Detorre with her finisher, and dragged Mercedes onto her for the pinfall to retain the Television Championship. After the match, Mercedes had to be helped to the locker room area by EMTs after the physical encounter with Detorre. Mercedes's loss of blood was due to being hit with a toolbox by Detorre during the match. On the February 24 episode of Clash, Mercedes defended her Television Championship against Trish Newborn. Thanks to the injuries suffered at the 9th Anniversary Show, she lost the match to Newborn and the Television Championship, ending her seven-month reign which lasted a total of 231 days, the longest reign in the title's history, as well as her 13-month unbeaten streak in singles competition, which included a five-match winning streak on Clash. On the March 23 edition of Clash, it was announced that Mercedes would face Zelda Knite for the Unified World Championship at the All or Nothing pay-per-view. On that night's edition of Clash, she was victorious in a tag match with Trish Newborn against Knite and Madison Dyson, when Newborn made Knite submit. Immediately following the match, 3WL Commissioner Chastity Pride announced that as a favor to Zelda in giving Crystal a return match against her at the 9th Anniversary Show for the 3WL Sky High Championship (which Hilton won), Pride would add a steel cage stipulation to the impending title match between Zelda and Mercedes at the pay-per-view.
Only two months after losing the Television Championship, Mercedes cashed in her title shot opportunity at All or Nothing on May 13 against Zelda Knite and defeated her in a Steel Cage match to win the 3WL Unified World Championship, giving Mercedes her first world championship. She held the contract for 146 days, or over four months. This event would be the final produced show for World Women's Wrestling League, as following a two-month hiatus, the company would close its doors on August 9, 2012. Mercedes' reign lasted 89 days overall as all titles were vacated the following day.
Return and final 3WL show (2013)
On February 22, 2013, on 3WL's Online Insider, 3WL announced several internal changes within the company as Angela Pontes stepped down from her chairperson position after ten years. She was replaced by former 3WL announcer and championship committee member, Roy Collins. Collins announced on 3WL.com that the last recognized champions would continue their reigns. Mercedes was the first to announce her return, continuing her reign from All or Nothing on May 13, 2012. During the break, she surpassed Zelda Knite's reign of 253 days on January 21, 2013. Blackout Fight Club, (Gwen Black and Charlotte Ross) the World Tag Team Champions, continued their reign from the 9th Anniversary Show on January 22, 2012. During 3WL's hiatius, they surpassed the Hellkatz (Kittie and Nyako) reign of 343 days on December 31, 2012 to set the record for the longest World Tag Team Championship reign. They have since eclipsed the 400-day mark as of February 25, 2013. Gwen Black, as Sky High Champion, became only the second woman in 3WL history (after Mercedes Vargas) to hold a tag team and singles title at the same time when she defeated previous champion Crystal Hilton at All or Nothing. Black set the new record for longest reigning champion the night before Wild Stampede on March 16, 2013. The previous record belonged to Zelda Knite, who surpassed first-ever champion Ashley Riot's 259-day reign on January 9, 2012, with her reign lasting 306 days. Trish Newborn surpassed Mercedes' 201-day reign as Television Champion on October 13, and has since held the title for over a year to become the longest reigning champion.
Furthermore, 3WL announced that on March 17 will be its Wild Stampede pay-per-view. Vargas and Newborn will main event in a Winner Takes All match for the 3WL Television and Unified World Championships. At Wild Stampede, Mercedes lost the 3WL Unified World Championship to Newborn in her first defense after Newborn forced her to submit to Newborn's No Regret finisher, winning her first 3WL World Championship while retaining the Television Championship in the process and ending Vargas's reign at ten months, which lasted a total of 308 days. This reign is also the third longest in the title's history. After the match, Newborn announced that Wild Stampede would be the final show for 3WL as well as for the company, but not before revealing 3WL was purchased and that she would be recognized as the champion of the new promotion, soon to be known as Aesop World: Women's Pro Wrestling, with the title now known as the Queen of AESOP World Championship. 3WL.com revealed on September 20 that Trish Newborn was released due to a contract dispute and high demands. Stripped of both the Television and World Championships two weeks before on September 3, ending her reigns at 569 days and 170 days respectively, Aesop World wiped away Newborn's Queen of Aesop title reign in retaliation and instead recognized Newborn as the final 3WL Television and Unified World Champion per her request.
AESOP World: Women's Pro Wrestling (2013 - present)
Originally facing Newborn for the title, this left Vargas without a challenger until six days later on September 26 when Zelda Knite accepted her number one contender's match from winning the mini-torunament at 3WL Wild Stampede to challenge Vargas for the vacant championship.On the first episode of Battlegroounds on October 18 (aired November 7), Mercedes defeated Zelda Knite to become the inaugural Queen of AESOP World Champion, when she got to her feet at nine, while Knite tried and failed to answer the ten count.
All-Female Pride Wrestling (2010-2011)
On December 4, 2010, Mercedes signed a contract with All-Female Pride Wrestling (AFPW). On the first episode of Saturday Night Revolution on December 18, she participated in a tournament to crown the company's first champion, however she wrestled Lucy Hawke to a No Contest, due to interference by former Ring of Beauty wrestler, Velvet Raven, who would interfere again in the next first-round match. In the end, CEO Christian Gardner denied Raven's request and decided to scrap the tournament altogether in favor of an Elimination Chamber match for the title. On the January 15 edition of Saturday Night Revolution, Mercedes was involved in a fatal four-way Coronation Chamber Qualifying match which included Freya Kane, Rainbow and Ginger Rogers. During the match, Velvet Raven interfered and took out Ginger Rogers before Rosa de Oro and Danielle Mayfield stormed down the ring and, joined by Rainbow, they attacked Raven. The brawl allowed Mercedes to crawl and cover the unconscious Rogers, but Raven shoved Mayfield into the referee which interrupted the pin attempt. After Mercedes cleared the ring of everyone involved, she would be pinned by Kane. Dismayed at the loss, Mercedes gave the Black Rose Overdrive to both Mayfield and de Oro before leaving the ring. On February 5 in an interview segment, Mercedes vowed to seek retribution against Velvet Raven for costing her yet another match before teaming with Kelly Knite for a tag team match against Skittles & Cherryade, (Belladonna and Rainbow) where the winning team would get to choose the stipulation for the AFPW Tag Team Championship match at the Coronation pay-per-view. Towards the end of the match, Rainbow reversed a pinning attempt by Mercedes with a roll-up before Knite broke it up, and Belladonna countered Knite's "Any Given Moment" finishing move with her "Displacement Theory". Mercedes locked Rainbow into her "Red Peril 2" reverse figure-four leglock submission hold, but she was able to escape before Mercedes was hit with the "Taste the Rainbow" roundhouse kick and Rainbow would claim the pinfall victory. On AFPW.com, Skittles & Cherryade announced they would face Knite and Mercedes in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.
AFPW Tag Team Champion (2010–2011)
At Coronation on February 27, the TLC match between the two teams began with Knite quickly heading outside to grab the timekeeper's chair. She smacked Rainbow with it and then used it again hitting Belladonna in the back. Kelly began climbing the ladder Bella set up before meanwhile Mercedes was laid out on a table set up byRainbow. Kelly performed her finisher through the table as all four competitors were down. Rainbow is the first to get up and she grabbed the chair used by Knite. At the same time Mercedes slides out of the ring, Belladonna does too in search of a new chair. Kelly got up and Rainbow and Belladonna now are on either side of her ready for a con-chair-to. Kelly avoided the double team as Rainbow and Belladonna hit themselves instead. They sidestepped Kelly's springboard moonsault. She kippups only to be caught between the two chairs as their second attempt is successful. Disposing of her chair, Rainbow dragged Kelly over to the corner turnbuckle and returned with the chair placing it across her face setting up Belladonna for a coast-to-coast to Knite from the opposite turnbuckle. Mercedes is still on the outside and she pulled out a table from underneath the ring and something else which isn't seen just yet. Rainbow noticed this and she goes to see what she's up to. Rainbow is then doused with a bucket of orange goo from Mercedes, who doesn't realise that Belladonna is behind her until she is tapped on the shoulder. Mercedes ducked to avoid Belladonna's poison mist which blinded her partner instead. Taking advantage of this scenario, Mercedes tricks Rainbow into spin kicking Belladonna before Mercedes hits "Be Still My Heart" taking out Rainbow. Mercedes entered the ring again just as Knite got up from the con-chair-to she received from earlier and sets up a ladder underneath the belt. Mercedes climbed the ladder and attempts to grab the titles, but Knite, who set up her own ladder next to Mercedes' slaps her hand away. Mercedes returns the favor preventing Knite from reaching the titles. They began arguing unbeknownst of Skittles and Cherryade entering the ring again. All four competitors are now side by side fighting over the belts. Rainbow smashed Knite's head on the top step of the ladder and knocks her off. Mercedes fought with Belladonna before Mercedes put her through a table with a Black Rose Overdrive. Mercedes and Rainbow exchanged blows before Mercedes toppled her ladder, but using acrobatic skill, she managed to jump onto Mercedes' ladder and the two meet in an intense staredown before resuming their battle. After headbutting Rainbow off the ladder, Mercedes struggled with the latch before finally unhooking the belts. After the match, Mercedes and Knite celebrated their newly won championships to the sound of boos from the crowd. Two weeks later on the March 12 edition of Saturday Night Revolution following the pay-per-view, Mercedes teamed with Kelly once again for a tag match against MILF Connection (Stephanie Sullivan and Megan Kane). The conclusion of this match saw Sullivan counter a double team mat slam by Mercedes and Knite with a double DDT. After breaking Knite's hold of her ankle, Sullivan made the desperate tag to Kane, and upon entering, took down Mercedes with a lariat and then kicked Knite out of the ring before Mercedes hits her "Tango for Two" signature move. Sullivan broke up the pin attempt, leading to a stare down between the two. Knite pulled Sullivan's legs out from under her and pulled her out of the ring as they brawled on the outside, which gave Kane enough time to hit her "Impending Doom" pumphandle suplex finisher on Mercedes for the pinfall victory and Mercedes' third loss on Saturday Night Revolution.
The following episode, Mercedes competed against Trish Newborn in what was a highly competitive contest. The match saw a lot of back and forth between the two and close pinfalls. After kicking out of Newborn's "Air Trish IV" finisher, Mercedes managed to counter another one of Newborn's finishers, the "California Kiss" with "Red Peril 2" as she won the match by submission. Two weeks later on the April 9 edition of Saturday Night Revolution, after Rosa de Oro and Danielle Mayfield defeated MILF Connection (Megan Kane and Natalie Snow) to become the number one contenders to the AFPW Tag Team Championship, Mercedes teamed with Kelly and Zelda Knite to defeat the team of Mikaela and Natalya Demidov and Lisa Richardson twice, the first time as Zelda won for her team by pinning Richardson in under two minutes. After the match, Mikaela challenged the three of them to an immediate re-match, an elimination tag team match. Zelda hit her "Game Over" finisher and subsequently pinned Richardson for the second time, Mikaela went to the top rope and went for a diving elbow, but Mercedes hit the "Black Rose Overdrive" for the subsequent pinfall, and Natalya, seeing that she was heavily outnumbered, conceded the match by tapping the canvas.
On the final Saturday Night Revolution before their Tag Team Championship match at the War Games pay-per-view, Mercedes and Kelly each had singles matches against Danielle Mayfied and Rosa de Oro, respectively. Mercedes had the early advantage in her match against Mayfield after a test of strength as Mercedes took her down with a discus clothesline, followed by a curb stomp and finally locked in "Divine Mercy". Mayfield reached for the ropes breaking the hold. Mercedes waited for Mayfield to get back up and attempts "Be Still My Heart", but Mayfield countered with a Northern Lights suplex, bridging for a pin, but Mercedes kicked out. Mayfield climbed the turnbuckle and took out Mercedes with a diving crossbody for a count of two. Mayfield retreated to the corner as she lies in wait for Mercedes, but she sidestepped Mayfield's spear. As Mayfield stopped herself at the turnbuckle, Mercedes suddenly positioned her over her shoulder attempting the "Black Rose Overdrive", but Mayfield escaped. Mercedes managed to counter Danielle's "Diva Killer" powerbomb finisher with the "Black Rose Overdrive" to win her third match in a row. Kelly Knite, however, fell to Rosa de Oro in what was a physical, hard fought contest, when de Oro hit her "La Nina" springboard hurricanrana and splash finisher for the pinfall victory, thus evening the momentum towards the pay-per-view.
At War Games on May 28, Rosa de Oro was investigating Velvet Raven's actual identity, and during the six-person tag team match involving Team Crimson (Gabrielle Crimson, Jessica Richardson and their mystery partner hiding behind a motorcycle helmet) against Team Richardson (Raven and the Golden Girls ( Mikaela Demidov and Lisa Richardson), she observed the action from ringside. During the match, Team Crimson's mystery partner was unmasked as Alysson Gardner when Raven removed her helmet. Gardner blocked Raven's "Sniper Kick" finisher before she is shoved into the ropes and Gardner hit the Crimson Spear on Raven before going up towards the turnbuckle. After Mikaela shoved Gardner from the turnbuckle preventing her from her "G-Effect" finisher, Raven prepared to hit another "Sniper Kick", but Gardner quickly removed Raven's mask and de Oro grabbed her hair from the ring apron, finally revealing that it was Sarah Richardson behind the mask. Lisa Richardson, Mikaela Demidov and Sarah Richardson all hit their finishers on Gardner, with Sarah getting the pinfall victory over Gardner to win the match. After Team Richardson's victory, de Oro confronted Sarah, but a girl hiding in the shadows revealed that Sarah was not the actual Velvet Raven and that de Oro had been fooled. This led to Richardson and the Golden Girls attacking de Oro before they left the ring. Mercedes Vargas and Kelly Knite stormed down to the ring as their title defence was the following match. Seeing de Oro as easy prey, they argued with the timekeeper to start the match, but refused. Danielle Mayfield stormed down the ring and attacked Mercedes in the ring before Mercedes countered a DDT attempt by Mayfield with "Be Still My Heart", and then tagged in Knite. She springboarded off the top rope with an elbow drop on Mayfield before tagging Mercedes back in. She attempts to lock in Red Peril 2, but Danni escaped to her side of the ring only to find that de Oro was not there. Following the Coup de Grace, Mercedes locked in Red Peril on Mayfield, Mayfield managed to break free from the hold and finally tagged in de Oro, and once in the ring, she took down Mercedes with a pair of clotheslines followed by a headbutt before going up top. Kelly distracted de Oro, allowing Mercedes to pull de Oro's leg out from under her as she landed throat first into the ropes. Mercedes attempts her finisher, but de Oro countered with a DDT, as both women are out for the moment. Mercedes is the first to reach her partner as Kelly entered the match and prevented de Oro to reach her corner. After awhile, Mercedes entered the match and performed a legdrop from the top rope as de Oro was kneeling. Mayfield broke up the Divine Mercy hold on de Oro before Mayfield legally entered the match. Mercedes countered Mayfield's lariat attempt and finally hit her finisher to win the match and retain the titles for her team.
After a four month hiatus, AFPW decided to revamp the promotion, and in the process, Saturday Night Revolution was moved to Sunday nights, and was to be named as Sunday Night Revolution. On the first episode on September 18, AFPW hosted the first of a two week tournament to crown a new AFPW Pride Champion as Crystal Hilton (who defeated then-champion Lucy Hawke at War Games) was named as the new Head of Talent Relations and vacated the title. In what was scheduled as an eight-woman tag team match between Emma Danielson, Mercedes Lewis and Mercedes and Kelly Knite versus Alysson Gardner, Jessica Williams, Vanessa Richardson and Roxi Johnson, the match was turned into an over-the-top-rope battle royal. Mercedes made to the final two before being eliminated by Vanessa Richardson. Unfortunately, the event would be the final airing of Sunday Night Revolution as a second show was planned for October, but was later cancelled.
Following another hiatus lasting three months, All-Female Pride Wrestling folded in 2011 due to judicial issues. In 2012, the follow-up promotion to All-Female Pride Wrestling, PRIDE All-Female Championship Wrestling, was established.
PRIDE Wrestling (2012-present)
Christian Gardner began his search for the members who would make up the PRIDE roster with Alysson Gardner, due to her star power from the defunct Ring of Beauty promotion, the first to be signed. Several other talent from the company included Stephanie Sullivan, Bobbi Jackson, Jasmine, Jessica Jackson, Susan Rigger, Giselle Anderson and Carmen DeVega. Hayley Dark and Ignis (from Femme Fatale Wrestling), Ellie Sankt, Araña Roja, Almira al-Almhtalyn, La Paloma, Reiha Johansson, and Eliza Gray (from World Elite Wrestling) were some of the newer names added, as well as Veronica Valiant from Divas Unleashed (where Mercedes also began her career. Of the original members of AFPW, Mikaela Demidov, Velvet Raven, and Freya Kane (who all began their careers with Ring of Beauty) were brought in, as well as Emma Danielson, Rosa de Oro, Natalya Demidov, and Mercedes, who signed on January 27, 2012, rounding out the roster. Currently, she is one of five AFPW originals (wrestlers who were a part of the very first AFPW event in December 2010) still on the active roster, along with Crystal Hilton, Megan Kane, Rainbow, and Velvet Raven. Freya Kane and Mikaela Demidov appeared in the second event onward. Alysson Gardner and Bobbi Jackson remain from Ring of Beauty, although several former members were apart of the Pride roster, including Destiny Campbell and Kimberly Aries (currently), Lisa and Sarah Richardson (also AFPW mainstays), and Victoria Valentine.
Singles competition, undefeated streak and International Championship pursuit (2012)
Pride held its first show at PRIDE 1 on February 12 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City with the pilot episode of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling, the bi-weekly television program featuring Pride All-Female Championship Wrestling. That night, Christian Gardner announced that the Coronation pay-per-view would take place in March and that in the main event, the six challengers to compete for the Pride World Championship in an Elimination Chamber match would be chosen by Nicole Rossi, Linda Ragnal, Gabrielle Crimson, and Christian Gardner. Also that night, Mercedes defeated Rosa de Oro in a successful debut, extending her winning streak to 6 matches, (resuming from the War Games pay-per-view on May 28) which includes a 5-match winning streak in singles competition going back to May 1, 2011 in AFPW, defeating Danielle Mayfield.
At PRIDE 2 on the February 26 episode of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling, Mercedes participated in a 15-woman battle royal to claim a spot in the Coronation Chamber, but was eliminated eighth by both Bobbi Jackson and Giselle Anderson. Veronica Valiant won the match, lastly eliminating Susan Rigger. The following show at PRIDE 3 on the March 11 episode of Sunday PRIDE Wrestling saw Mercedes defeat Almira al-Almhtalyn for her second consecutive victory in Pride Wrestling, extending her singles match winning streak to six wins, as part of a seven-match winning streak. On March 25 at Coronation, she competed in a five-way elimination match with Candace Okimura, Mia Heafy, Wendy House and Maia Lopez to crown the inaugural PRIDE AFCW International Champion, but failed to win the contest as she was first to be eliminated from the match by House. Maia Lopez eventually left the pay-per-view as champion, lastly eliminating House. At PRIDE 4 on the April 8 edition of Sunday Night Pride Wrestling, Mercedes was scheduled to face Crystal Hilton and Veronica Valiant in a triple threat match. As Valiant was introduced, however, she cut a seething promo about her crushing loss at Coronation, where she was the first to be eliminated from the Coronation Chamber match, berating the fans for their lack of respect, and then, in a telltale sign that she was leaving PRIDE, she addressed Mercedes and Crystal in turn, acknowledging that the former has surpassed Veronica in terms of a teacher-student relationship during their time as a tag team, and that the latter would never get her sought after revenge against her. After her speech, Valiant walked out of the arena resulting in her forfeit as a stunned Mercedes looked on. As a result, the match itself now was a singles contest between Mercedes and Crystal, which Mercedes won after she pinned Crystal following the Black Rose Overdrive. Mercedes was scheduled to face Jennifer Williams, but would miss the next show due to weather conditions. She, however, would go on to defeat her in the rescheduled match in record time on the May 6 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling, to continue her unbeaten streak in singles competition. Later on that night, Candace Okimura defeated Maia Lopez to become the new PRIDE AFCW International Champion. On May 7, it was announced, via the PRIDE Wrestling website, that Mercedes would compete in a triple threat match for the title against Lopez and Okimura at War Games on May 20. At WarGames, Mercedes was once again unsuccessful in winning the title, as Okimura pinned Lopez for the second time to retain the International Championship. At PRIDE 7 on the June 3 edition of Sunday Night Pride Wrestling, Mercedes defeated Alexis Morrison in her debut, to remain unbeaten at 5-0. Three weeks later at PRIDE 8, the June 24 episode of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling, Candace Okimura lost the International Championship to Bianca Salvador in an impromptu match set up by General Manager Nicole Rossi, ending her 49 day reign. Okimura had already surpassed inaugural champion Maia Lopez's 42-day reign on April 29 to become the longest reigning champion. Later on during that same episode, Mercedes won a number one contender's match to earn another shot at the International Championship by pinning Michelle Taylor in a triple threat match, which also involved Reiha Johansson. It was revealed the next day that she would face Bianca Salvador for the title at Apotheosis.
At PRIDE 9 on the July 8 edition of Sunday Night Pride Wrestling, Mercedes defeated Velvet Raven and would also defeat Mikaela Demidov the following show at PRIDE 10 on the July 22 episode of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling, the final show before Apotheosis, for her fourth consecutive win, eighth consecutive victory on the show, and improving her unbeaten streak in singles competition to 7-0. At Apotheosis on August 5, Mercedes defeated Salvador to win the International Championship, making her the first and only member of the current roster to have won a title previously in All-Female Pride Wrestling and in PRIDE Wrestling. At PRIDE 11 on the September 23 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling (original air date, September 9), Mercedes defeated Reiha Johannson in a non-title match. The following day, she became the longest reigning International Champion in company history when she surpassed Bianca Salvador's 42 days as champion on September 24, and six days later she became the first person to hold the International Championship for more than 7 weeks. At PRIDE 12 on the next edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling on October 7, Mercedes' 238-day undefeated streak ended, when Susan Rigger defeated her in a singles match in the main event. Frost and Dominque Frost, who accompanied her, attempted to attack her after the match, but was stopped by Carmen DeVega on commentary.
The Best in the World (2012-present)
At PRIDE 13 on the October 28 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling, a number one contender's match was scheduled to determine who would challenge for the International Championship at Fans' Night, in which Asylum defeated Michelle Taylor. While she was celebrating, Mercedes appeared on the ramp, applauding Asylum's effort. Later on that night, she would redeemed herself by defeating Rainbow in a singles match. On November 13, Mercedes became the first International Champion whose title reign reached 100 days, and only the fourth overall person (along with then-inaugural Tag Team Champions Dominique Frost and Susan Rigger of Sexified Perfection, and then-PRIDE Champion, Carmen DeVega) to have had an individual championship reign surpass that mark. At PRIDE 14 on the November 18 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling (original air date, November 12), she defeated Mia Heafy in her return to the company. In a backstage interview prior to her title defense at Fans' Night on December 2, Mercedes dubbed herself the "Best in the World", due to her record setting reign as International Champion. She would later defeat Asylum to retain the International Championship. At PRIDE 15, the final Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling broadcast of 2012 on December 30 (which aired on January 10, 2013), she was defeated by Emma Danielson, ending a three-match winning streak and her fourth loss of 2013. It also marked her first loss in almost two months, and her second defeat in singles competition all year. At the end of 2012, Susan Rigger wrestled the most TV/PPV matches of all the females on the roster, appearing at all 19 events, including all 15 PRIDE Wrestling episodes and four pay-per-views. Mercedes had the second most appearances with 18, missing only PRIDE 5 on the April 22 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling due to inclement weather.
On the first Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling of 2013 at PRIDE 16 on January 20 (aired January 23), Emma Danielson faced Kate Steele in singles competition. Prior to the match, however, Mercedes appeared on the Titantron, vowing revenge on Danielson for nearly injuring her after Danielson hit her Jägerbomb running crucifix powerbomb, of which she claims could have caused her a neck injury, and as a precaution from doctors, she would take time off from in-ring competition, yet she promised that she will recover in time to defend her International Championship at the Unlimited pay-per-view.
Feud with Caramel Cane (2013-present)
At PRIDE 17, the February 3 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling (which aired February 7), Vargas was on commentary for the singles match between Michelle Taylor and Asylum, but not before Bianca Salvador appeared as well as the animosity between the Argentine and Brazilian wrestlers were evident as they sat at opposite ends of the announce table. As a war of words between them continued throughout the match, Michelle Taylor defeated Asylum. Following the end of the match, Mercedes, judging that Michelle is the new #1 contender for the International Championship, abandoned the announce table and entered the ring to face off with Taylor. Salvador announced that she was invoking her rematch clause for Unlimited. A heated argument ensued between Taylor, Vargas and Salvador and before Asylum could join the conversation, General Manager Nicole Rossi announced that at Unlimited in a fatal four-way match for the International Championship, Mercedes would defend the championship against Asylum, Salvador and Taylor, with the stipulation that the winner will be declared only when they are able to pin all three of their opponents, a concept known as the "Absolution match".
At PRIDE 18, the one year anniversary of PRIDE Wrestling on the February 17 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling, Mercedes, in a backstage segment, responded to newcomer Caramel Cane, who made some controversial comments the show before about PRIDE Wrestling, criticizing the roster, its champions, and singling out Vargas and wanting a title shot against her. Cane fired back after her debut win against Cynthia Warren, making disparaging remarks at Vargas, and further wanted a title shot opportunity at Coronation. Later that night, Vargas teamed with Michelle Taylor against Bianca Salvador in a handicap match. Originally a tag team match, Asylum was not able to appear. During the middle of the match, Taylor stole the International Championship. After pinning Salvador for the win, Mercedes immediately went to the back to go after Taylor. On February 22, she surpassed the 200-day mark as International Champion and joined Susan Rigger, Dominique Frost, Jessica Jackson, and Carmen DeVega as the only persons to accomplish this feat. Due to Asylum parting ways with PRIDE Wrestling earlier in the week, the four-way match at Unlimited on March 3 was now a three-way between Taylor, Salvador, and champion Vargas, who successfully retained her title. With Jessica Jackson's 343-day reign ended by Lollipop in a three-way Tables match also involving Kate Steele, who Lollipop pinned to win the title in an elimination match mere moments after Steele won after putting Jackson through a table, and Carmen deVega losing the PRIDE Championship in the main event to Jasmine, ending her 238-day reign, Mercedes now held the longest active championship reign in the company and was the only singles champion to retain and one of three people to retain (Gabrielle Crimson and Rainbow successfully retained the Tag Team Championship in a re-match against Dominique Frost and Susan Rigger of Sexified Perfection).
In the main event of PRIDE 19, the March 17 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling (aired March 23), Mercedes teamed with the new Extreme Champion, Lollipop, and the new PRIDE Champion, Jasmine, against the Tag Team Champions Vivid Colors and Kate Steele, but would wound up being pinned by Rainbow after Lollipop sacrificed Mercedes, who got distracted by her own stablemate, and enabling Rainbow to win for her team with the Taste the Rainbow roundhouse kick. Two weeks later at PRIDE 20 on the March 31 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling, (which aired April 3) she would redeem herself with a non-title singles match victory against Leona Vega. Caramel Cane would relentlessly insult Vargas over a perceived weight issue and soon the two would meet at PRIDE 21 on the April 14 edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling, where Vargas, who surpassed Susan Rigger and Dominique Frost Tag Team reign the very night, teamed with Kate Steele-Warren in a losing effort to Cane and Lollipop in a tag team match, after Cane used a pair of brass knuckles and knocked out Steele. As Cane and Lollipop celebrated with their managers, Stacey and PRIDE co-General Manger Nicole Rossi, Steele inadvertently hit Rossi with a steel chair to the head which was meant for Lollipop. A massive brawl then took place, but Mercedes, wanting no part of it, quickly slinked away from the scene while Cane was distracted.
At PRIDE 22 on the following edition of Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling on April 28, 2013, she had a match with Lollipop, but was disqualified moments into the match after she hit Lollipop in the face with her International Championship. She then cut a promo, taunting both Lollipop and Kate Steele and mocking hardcore wrestling as a whole, mentioning how easy it was to hit people with stuff like they do in their matches, and she had just given a demonstration of that. Prior to leaving, however, Lollipop grabbed Mercedes by the leg with a dragon screw legwhip, which then prompted a brawl between the two. At Spring Outbreak on May 12, Vargas lost the International Championship to Caramel Cane following interference from Lollipop, who distracted the referee and Mercedes and which led to Stacey Mackenzie the opportunity to sneak in a pair of brass knuckles for Caramel Cane to use, which she did to lay Mercedes out and pick up the victory, becoming the new International Championship and ending her nine-month reign in the process, which lasted a total of 280 days and setting the new record for longest reign in the championship's history and second overall singles reign in PRIDE history, following Jessica Jackson's 343-day run as PRIDE Extreme Champion.
After the events of Spring Outbreak, PRIDE went on its first European Tour. In addition, PRIDE Wrestling was moved to Monday nights, and was to be renamed as "Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling". At PRIDE 23 on June 24, Mercedes defeated Kate Steele in a singles match to end her three-match losing streak, and then Bianca Salvador and Emma Danielson in a triple threat match the following show at PRIDE 24 on the July 8 edition of Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling, after forcing Salvador to submit to the Red Peril 2. On the final show before Coronation at PRIDE 25 on the September 2 edition of Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling (rescheduled from its August 19 date), she defeated Cynthia Warren also by submission with the Red Peril 2. Later on in the show, it was announced that Vargas would get her re-match for the International Championship against Caramel Cane at Coronation on September 15. At Coronation, she was unsuccessful in regaining the International Championship, again due to Cane using a pair of brass knuckles to knock Mercedes out twice in the match to retain her title. At PRIDE 26 on the October 14 edition of Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling, she redeemed herself with a singles match victory against Michelle Taylor, to bring her winning streak on the show to four. She then defeated Freya Kane the following show at PRIDE 27 on November 11.
New Championship Wrestling (2011-2013)
Mercedes signed with New Championship Wrestling (nCw) on March 14, 2011. On the March 27 edition of Collision, she wrestled in a mixed tag team dark match, in which her partner won for the team. Mercedes made her in-ring debut on the April 2 edition of Trauma in a losing effort against Foxy Roxy, but would defeat then Women's World Champion Roxxxie on the April 10 episode of Collision. At the Sovereign pay-per-view event a week later, Mercedes won a six-woman battle royal during the preshow.
Feud with Alysson Gardner and NCW Starlets Tag Team Champion (2011)
On the April 24 edition of Collision, Mercedes teamed with Alysson Gardner against Every Man's Fantasy (Crystal Hilton and Zelda Knite). The match intensified when Mercedes was able to avoid Hilton's elbow drop from the top rope as she went in to tag in Gardner, but she refused the tag by jumping off the ring apron. EMF eventually won the match when Gardner betrayed Mercedes, hitting her with her finishing move, which set Every Man Fantasy up to hit their double team Gourdbuster on Vargas for the pinfall made by Crystal. In an interview segment with Carly Robins after Collision ended, a very emotional Vargas vowed she would get her revenge and was told by Robins that Vargas would team with Alysson's brother, Chris Gardner, against Spike Kane and Alysson the following week. In the main event on the April 30 edition of Trauma, she and Chris were defeated by Alysson and Spike Kane, whom she was in a relationship with. This match saw Mercedes about to hit her "Cortina Roja" finisher on Alysson before she resorted to cheating as Alysson grabbed the referee and used him as a human shield before knocking out Mercedes. Chris went to confront Alysson for her actions when she pretended to knock herself out just in time for the referee to turn around and, seeing Alysson hurt, disqualified Chris and Mercedes, thus resulting in Alysson costing them the match and Mercedes losing for the second week in a row. The following week, Mercedes teamed with Roxxxie and Kathleen Conway in a six-woman tag team match against Alysson Gardner, Crystal Hilton and Mercedes Lewis. Tensions heated up between the women as the referee and two officials had to separate them before the match could begin. Roxxxie and Crystal Hilton started most of the match from the opening bell. Hilton dodged Roxxxie's spear attempt with a float-over counter followed by a sunset flip attempt, which Roxxxie kicked out of. As Hilton rolled out of the ring, Roxxxie called her back in, but Hilton tagged in Alysson Gardner instead. Near the end of the match, all of the women did their finishing move in sequential order, starting with Lewis, followed by Conway, Gardner and Mercedes, and finished with Roxxxie hitting her "Bad Girl" double knee facebreaker on Hilton after she delivered her "Rose Whip" finisher to Mercedes Vargas. The match spiraled out of control as Conway and Lewis and Mercedes and Gardner were all fighting on the outside, leaving Hilton and Roxxxie. Roxxxie ducked Hilton's clothesline and then hit the "Badgirl" on Hilton for the second time for the pinfall victory. Prior to her scheduled match against Roxxxie on the May 15 edition of Collision, Mercedes issued a challenge to Alysson Gardner to face her at the A Night to Remember pay-per-view. In her match against Roxxxie, Mercedes was once again challenged by the former Women's Champion, but earned the pinfall victory after hitting her finisher on Roxxxie, building momentum for the pay-per-view.
On May 22 at A Night to Remember, following the opening contest, the next match featured Alysson and Mercedes. Mercedes got the early advantage with an aggressive showing, hitting Gardner with clubbing blows to the back of her head, followed by a short-arm clothesline and finished off when she pulled Gardner by the hair over her shoulder slamming her to the mat and following this with a dropkick to her face. Mercedes attempts a springboard legdrop, but Gardner moved out of the way. Mercedes was at the receiving end of a shining wizard before Gardner stopped her own pin. The two rivals brawled outside as Gardner hit her finisher on Mercedes at the 7 count, rolling her back in before hitting a springboard splash combo for the pinfall victory. On the May 28 edition of Trauma, Mercedes teamed with Ashlie Ember against Alysson and Mercedes Lewis (who now called themselves Ethereal Rave) in a tag team match. Continuing their intense feud, Mercedes and Gardner went back and forth throughout the match. Ember tagged herself into the match, leading to a confrontation between her and Mercedes while Alysson tagged in Mercedes Lewis, who immediately hit her finisher on Ember to earn the pinfall victory.
Mercedes won her next two singles matches on the June 12 and June 18 editions of Collision and Trauma, defeating Kathleen Conway and Josie Everyman, respectively, with Trauma being the final show before the Reborn pay-per-view. It was revealed days later that Mercedes would challenge for the NCW Starlets Tag Team Championship, now vacant after the breakup of Every Man's Fantasy as a tag team, teaming with Conway against Ethereal Rave (Alysson Gardner and Mercedes Lewis), the appointed number one contenders, due to Lewis' pinfall victory over Kelly Knite in a six-person mixed tag-team match on June 12. The feud between Vargas and Gardner ended at Reborn on June 26 when Gardner no-showed the pay-per-view, making it into a handicap match, which she and Conway went on to win by pinning Lewis simultaneously, becoming the second-ever Starlets Tag Team Champions. Celebrating their victory, Conway and Vargas were attacked by Rayne and Ayla St. James, Bitches with Attitude, making their return to the company.
On the July 3 edition of Collision, Mercedes was defeated by Crystal Hilton in a singles match, ending her three-match unbeaten streak in singles competition on the show.
Feud with Bitches with Attitude and injury (2011-2012)
On the July 9 edition of Trauma, Mercedes teamed with Ayla St. James and they defeated Burning Man (Ashlie Ember and Josie Everyman), when St. James pinned Ember. On the following episode on July 16, the main event saw Mercedes and Kathleen forced to face each other in a tag team match, with Mercedes teaming with the Bitches with Attitude and Kathleen teaming with Burning Man. Near the end of the match, Ashlie and Josie walked out on Conway leaving her to be pinned by Rayne for the win. Post-match, Ayla threw Mercedes in the ring as Rayne hit her finisher on Vargas on top of Conway.
On the July 24 edition of Collision, the last show before the Picture Perfect pay-per-view, Mercedes teamed with Conway in a non-title fatal four-way match against Burning Man, Bitches with Attitude and Strong Exotic Xtreme, where the conclusion of the match saw Ashlie and Josie brawling with Mercedes and Conway, leaving Bitches with Attitudes and Strong Exotic Xtreme in the ring. Rayne hit her finisher on Stephanie Sullivan to win the match. A massive brawl between all four teams occurred afterwards. At Picture Perfect on July 31, Mercedes wrestled Trish Newborn on the pre-show in a hard-fought battle, which Vargas won with a roll-up.
On the August 6 four-year anniversary of Collision, Vargas competed in a fifteen-woman over-the-top-rope battle royal, the Riot match, in which she was the 11th entry. As she was trying to eliminate Ayla St. James, who started the battle royal as the number 2 entry, the number sixth entry Alysson Gardner clotheslined her, eliminating Mercedes from the match. Gardner would be one of the final two, lastly eliminating St. James to win the match. Leonard Fox would then present a new NCW Starlets World Championship to Gardner, officially recognizing her as champion, nullifying Zelda Knite's reign as Starlets World Champion, as she had left the company due to a contract dispute.
On the August 13 episode of Trauma, Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas attacked Rayne and Ayla St. James following their tag team victory against Stephanie Sullivan and Roxxie, now calling themselves the Princesses of Pain. The following night on Collision, Mercedes and Kathleen teamed with Alysson Gardner and defeated the team of Tara Fenix, Trish Newborn and Emma Danielson, with Gardner pinning Newborn. The following week on Collision, Mercedes and Kathleen cut a promo, calling themselves Opportunity, and in a confrontation with Ayla St. James and Rayne, they forced Bitches with Attitude to choose a stipulation for their match at the Nothing to Lose pay-per-view. If Ayla and Rayne failed to become the new champions, then they would disband as a team.
At Nothing to Lose, Mercedes and Kathleen lost the Starlets Tag Team Championship in their first title defense when Ayla pinned Mercedes, ending Opportunity's two month reign. Conway and Vargas redeemed themselves on the September 3 edition of Trauma with a tag team victory against Stephanie Sanderson (née Sullivan) and Amy Marshall, with Mercedes pinning Marshall after the Cortina Roja. The following week, she defeated Mercedes Lewis for the third time and her fifth consecutive win on the show. The next week, however, Opportunity lost to Megan Kane and Kelly Knite, when Mercedes was pinned by Kane for the second time in her career, thus ending her winning streak, which included three consecutive tag team victories.
At Battlegrounds on September 25, Opportunity lost to Bitches with Attitude in a rematch for the Starlets Tag Team titles in a submissions hardcore match. After Conway forced Rayne to submit, Mercedes passed out from a submission hold from Ayla St. James, leaving her and Conway in the match before Ayla finally forced Conway to submit, retaining the titles for her team.
In October, NCW staged elimination tournaments for its World Heavyweight and Starlets World Championships leading up to the Road to the Gold pay-per-view. In her first round match, Mercedes faced off against Crystal Hilton, where she lost to her for the third time and a third consecutive loss. Mercedes would then lose her next two contests on the October 15 and October 22 editions of Trauma to Stephanie Sanderson. First in a tag team match in which her tag team partner in Rayne was pinned by Sanderson, and then losing to her in a singles contest the following week.
In a number one contender's match for the Starlets Championship at the Road to the Gold preshow, Mercedes lost her sixth match, this time against an aggressive Kathleen Conway, where she suffered a severe concussion, a minor back injury and a forehead injury that required a reported nine stitches. On the April 15, 2012 episode of Collision, she acknowledged her return to NCW in a backstage interview segment before having a chance encounter with Conway.
Return and various matches (2012)
On the April 21 edition of Trauma, Mercedes was defeated by Emma Danielson for her seventh loss in a row, fifth loss in a row on Trauma, and third loss in a row in singles competition. Mercedes' losing streak finally ended when she defeated Ayla St. James in a singles match on the April 29 edition of Collision, in her return to that show in almost nine months, but would lose again on the May 5 episode of Trauma in a tag team match with St. James against Alysson Gardner and NCW Starlets World Champion Ashlie, when Mercedes was pinned by the latter following the Ashes to Ashes stunner for her sixth consecutive defeat on the show.
On the May 19 episode of Trauma following the A Night to Remember pay-per-view, Mercedes participated in an eight-woman elimination tag team match where her team, consisting of herself, Crystal Hilton, Mercedes Lewis, and Rose Acantha defeated Jennifer Williams, Katie Callahan, Wakki Jakki, and Jasmine Barrera, with Hilton and Lewis were the surviving members. The match saw Mercedes Lewis eliminate Wakki Jakki first, followed by Crystal Hilton eliminating Katie Callaghan to give their team a 4-2 advantage. Jasmine Barrera, however, would even the odds, taking care of Rose Acantha and Mercedes Vargas, following her "Blast to the Past" superkick to Acantha, and pinning Vargas after Hilton accidentally hit her with Lewis' brass knuckles, which was intended for Barrera. Prior to this exchange, Mercedes avoided Barrera's "Blast to the Past", which knocked out the referee, and Shelly Taylor-Jones, as the special guest enforcer, counted the pinfall. Taylor-Jones would get involved in the match and hit Barrera with the Diamond Cutter allowing Hilton to get her second pinfall of the night. Hilton then forced Jennifer Williams to submit to the "Withering Rose" to become the last woman standing. The following week, Mercedes teamed with Kathleen Conway for the first time since the Battlegrounds pay-per-view in September, and their one-on-one encounter at Road to the Gold, defeating Team Twilight (Crystal Hilton and Mercedes Lewis), when Mercedes pinned Hilton with a roll-up to secure the victory. The following week on June 2, Mercedes teamed with Rose Acantha taking on Ashlie and Jennifer Williams. Getting into an argument with Acantha, Mercedes didn't see Williams behind her and was quickly pinned following a superkick, losing the match for her team. On the June 10 edition of Collision, the last show before the Reborn pay-per-view, Mercedes teamed with Alysson Gardner against Kelly Knite and the number one contender to Gardner's title, Amy Marshall. Mercedes would once again take the fall, this time with Marshall getting the victory. A week later at the Reborn pay-per-view Collision special pay-per-view pre-show on June 17, Mercedes rebounded with a singles match victory over Rose Acantha, snapping a three-match losing streak at pay-per-view. On the June 24 edition of Collision, Mercedes would face Jennifer Williams in a singles match, but would lose to her for the second time. On the June 30 edition of Trauma, Mercedes teamed with Williams and Kelly Fox in a six-woman tag team match, defeating Jasmine Barrera, Ayla St. James and Emma Danielson. After the match, Head of the Starlets Division, Steve Awesome, announced that Williams, Vargas and Fox would face one another in a number one contender's match to determine who challenges Alysson Gardner for the NCW World Starlets Championship at Picture Perfect. On the following week's Collision, Mercedes would be pinned by Williams for the third time, and would again lose in a tag team match with Williams against Alysson Gardner and Ayla St. James, after St. James pinned Vargas following the "Canada Star". At Picture Perfect on July 22, she defeated Amy Marshall in Marshall's final match in NCW. After the match, Mercedes helped Amy to her feet, where she raised Amy’s arm in what was a tearful farewell. Mercedes would go on to defeat Skye Armanni on the July 29 edition of Trauma for her second consecutive victory. At the fifth-year anniversary show of Collision on August 5, Mercedes participated in a beauty contest, that also featured Jasmine Barrera, Ayla St. James and Skye Armanni, however, the contest was really a fatal four-way match, of which Mercedes did not win, but St. James. The following week, she defeated Alysson Gardner in a singles match. At A New Dawn pay-per-view, one of the featured matches was contested for the World Starlets Championship, in which Jennifer Williams would have to defend the title against the fans choice of four possible opponents: Alysson Gardner, Ayla St. James, Mercedes, or Emma Danielson. Alysson Gardner won a vote by the fans to determine the challenger for the Starlets Championship that night. Mercedes got the most second-place votes, followed by Ayla St. James and Emma Danielson. On the August 25 edition of Trauma following the A New Dawn pay-per-view, she would defeat Nina Watts in a singles match and then Alysson Gardner the following week for the second time in two weeks. On the September 9 edition of Collision in the main event, a mud wrestling tag team match with Jennifer Williams against Gardner and Ayla St. James, Vargas was subsequently pinned by Gardner, but would emerge victorious the following week in a tag team match with Zelda Knite, defeating Crystal Hilton and Jennifer Williams, pinning the former. Mercedes will get her first title shot opportunity as it was revealed on the NCW website that she would face Williams for the Starlets Championship at the Battlegrounds pay-per-view on September 23. However, Vargas failed to win the match, as she lost to Williams for the fourth time.
On the September 29 episode of Trauma, the second annual Road to the Gold Tournament began, in which for the first-time ever in the Starlets Road to the Glold Tournament, 16 Starlets would compete for an opportunity to become the number one contender for the World Starlets Championship at Road to the Gold VI. In her first-round match, Mercedes defeated Skye Armanni by submission in their return match from almost two months ago. Cynthia Warren would go on to defeat Ayla St. James, setting up a second-round match between her and Vargas on the October 7 episode of Collision, where she won to advance to the final four the following week. The first semifinal match was between Freya Davis and Charity, a match Davis won after reversing a victory roll attempt by Charity. The other semi-final match was between Mercedes and Sydney Knite, who defeated Shelly Taylor-Jones in the previous round. The match was very spirited throughout the contest, until Kelly Knite made her way down to the ring, taunting her sister-in-law while Mercedes had Sydney locked in the Divine Mercy submission hold. Sydney managed to reach the rope, forcing Mercedes to break the hold. As Mercedes looked to finish Sydney off, bringing her to her feet, Sydney hit her "Contra Code" double knee facebreaker on Mercedes for the subsequent pinfall victory. However, Kelly Knite put Vargas' foot on the rope forcing the referee to restart the match. Vargas attempted the "Black Rose Overdrive", but Sydney escaped out of it and went for the pinfall, after hitting Vargas with the "Daybreak", the finishing move of Simon Daye. Kelly distracted the referee, preventing him from making the three-count, and an irate Sydney knocked Kelly out after which Vargas cashed in on the distraction, catching her with a rolling clutch pin, but Sydney used her momentum to reverse the pin for only a close nearfall. Sydney locked in her "Triforce" submission hold on Vargas, who reached the ropes for the rope break. Sydney attempted her "Metal Gear" neckbreaker, but Vargas pushed her off into the exposed turnbuckle, hits the "Black Rose Overdrive" for the second time in the match, and got the pinfall victory, ending Sydney's months-long winning streak in the process. On the October 21 edition of Collision, Mercedes faced Freya Davis in the finals of the Starlets Road to the Gold, but was unsuccessful in winning, despite focusing on injuring the knee of Davis throughout the contest. At the Road to the Gold VI pay-per-view on October 28, Mercedes teamed with Davey Ortega and they defeated the teams of Joe Everyman and Cynthia Warren and Mike Laszlo and Charity in an intergender triple threat tag team at the pre-show. She would win her sixth consecutive match on Trauma teaming with Kathleen Conway as they defeated Ayla St. James and Emma Danielson of Bitches with Attitude on November 3. The following week, however, Opportunity lost to Freya Davis and Jennifer Williams, following Kane's pinfall on Conway. In an interview segment on the November 18 edition of Collision, Mercedes was informed that Jake "The Ace" Conway was ordered to an emergency board meeting with NCW management due to a complaint of a sensitive nature from a female member of the company. Clearing her name of any wrongdoing, she stormed off. Later that night, Mercedes pinned Charity in a triple threat match, also involving Freya Davis. Mercedes was then referenced later that night as Kelly Fox, meeting with The Ace and Kat Conway in her office, revealed that Mercedes sent in the complaint, accusing The Ace of making advances towards her. The following week, Mercedes was booked to face Every Man's Fantasy (Sydney Knite and Crystal Hilton) in a handicap match as punishment with Kathleen Conway as the special guest referee, which she would subsequently lose. The official break-up of Opportunity happened on December 2 at Breaking Away, where Mercedes defeated Kathleen in their third and final singles match. On the December 8 episode of Trauma, she competed against Rose Acantha and Addisyn Starr, but failed to win the match when Starr pushed Vargas off the apron and subsequently pinned Acantha following the "Shooting Starr" shooting star press. On the December 16 edition of Collision, she teamed with World Starlets Champion Freya Davis and Megan Sanderson in a winning effort against Crystal Hilton, Shelly Taylor-Jones and Rose Acantha in a six-woman tag team match, with Davis getting the pinfall over Acantha. Later in the evening, she told a camera person that she was taking a personal vacation and also turned down Crystal Hilton's challenge for a match with her at NCW's next pay-per-view, Mind Games. On the December 23 edition of Collision, Hilton appeared on commentary during a match involving Mercedes against Emma Danielson, which she lost to Danielson for the second time in singles competition. After the match, she attacked and threw Danielson out of the ring before delivering the "Black Rose Overdrive" to Hilton and then locking in her "Divine Mercy" submission. Danielson came in for the save as Mercedes took her leave. The final Collision of 2012 the following week, she lost in a tag match with The Ace against Rose Acantha and Nathan Webb when Acantha forced her to submit, marking the first time she has ever submitted in a match in her career, and the first time that has happened in NCW. Mercedes ended 2012 having wrestled the most TV/PPV matches of that year out of all the Starlets with 35.
At Mind Games on January 6, 2013, Mercedes lost to Crystal Hilton via submission. The following week on the first Collision of 2013, the two would meet again in a triple threat match, which also involved Rose Acantha. However, Mercedes would lose this contest after Hilton pinned Acantha. She would go on to defeat Addisyn Starr on the January 27 edition of Collision to finally end her losing streak. At Metamorphosis on February 3, Head of the Starlets Division, Jake "The Ace" Conway and his wife Kathleen Conway, his Personal Assistant invited the entire Starlets roster to the ring. Reassuring them that the division and, more importantly, the World Starlets Championship, was in capable hands, Kathleen Conway announced that a fatal four-way match would determine a new champion, naming Mercedes, Megan Sanderson, Jennifer Williams, and Jasmine Barrera to challenge for the title on the next edition of Collision. Mercedes, however, failed to win the match as she was too late in preventing Jennifer Williams from pinning Jasmine Barrera. In her first match on Trauma in two months, she lost to Emma Danielson for the third time in singles competition the following week on the December 22 episode, ending her three match winning streak in singles matches on the show and suffering a second consecutive loss. The following week on the February 27 edition of Collision, she was defeated by Rose Acantha. She finally ended her losing streak with a singles match victory over Shelly Taylor-Jones in a dark match the following week on the March 2 episode of Trauma. The following day, it was reported that Vargas was taking time off from NCW, yet a conflicting report on NCWInsider.com says that she had parted ways with the promotion. Throughout her tenure in NCW, she wrestled in 72 matches on TV and pay-per-view, the third most appearances by a Starlet in company history (after Amy "Roxxxie" Marshall and Zelda Knite).
On March 10, 2013, NCW announced that the promotion would be folding after its May A Night To Remember 6 pay-per-view event, ending its six-year tenure.
World Elite Wrestling (2012-2013)
On August 15, Mercedes signed a contract with World Elite Wrestling and was assigned to its Friday Night Adrenaline brand. She made her debut at the brand's pre-show, Friday Night Anarchy, on August 24 and competed in a triple threat match pinning Lluvia Luna, which also involved Bailey Hawkins. At the next event two weeks later, she defeated Maria Kanellis-Swagger in a singles match, but would suffer her first defeat in the main event of Anarchy to Shady Lane on September 28 before being called up to the main roster. Mercedes made her WEW in-ring debut on the October 5 edition of Adrenaline in a losing effort to JJ Goldberg and would lose to Caroline in a Bra and Panties match on the October 14th "Nathan Parker Appreciation Night" edition of Adrenaline. On the November 9 edition of Adrenaline, Mercedes teamed with Caroline in a losing effort to The Hellcats (Zharya Burke and Shauvon) when Caroline was pinned by Burke. On the November 16 edition of Anarchy, Mercedes defeated Jessie Goldberg to finally end her four-match losing streak. On the November 23 edition of Adrenaline, she was named by General Manager Haylee Beaulieu as one of the two opponents to compete in a number one contender's match for a shot at Rhiannon's WEW Women's Championship at Free Fall to Fury, with her opponent to be from the Armada Latina stable. Later defeating Caroline that night, Mercedes' opponent turned out to be Rosa Acosta, the newest member to join the Armada Latina stable. That led to the November 30 edition of Adrenaline, where Mercedes would defeat Rosa, due to the interference of Brian James, for her third consecutive victory. At Free Fall to Fury on December 9, Mercedes failed to capture the Women's Championship from Rhiannon. On the final Adrenaline of 2012 on December 21, Mercedes redeemed herself from her loss at pay-per-view with a singles match victory against Catelyn Vaine, marking her third straight victory on the show.
On the first Adrenaline of 2013 on January 4, her winning streak came to an end in a loss to Trish Newborn when Newborn locked in her "No Regret" Texas cloverleaf submission. Doctors immediately attended to Mercedes afterwards. On the next edition on January 18 (aired on January 24), she assaulted Catelyn Vaine ahead of their match at the start of the show, which resulted in a no contest before later on berated Rhiannon from the Titantron, goading her as she gave chase, and as a result Rhiannon lost to Trish Newborn via countout. The following Vegas themed Adrenaline Super Show on February 8 (aired February 10), saw her once again unsuccessfully challenge Rhiannon for the Women's Championship, this time in a 2 out of 3 Falls match, losing two falls to one. On the March 15 edition of Adrenaline, Mercedes lost to Shauvon in a singles match. On the April 19 edition of Friday Night Anarchy, she fought Keisha Harris to a draw in her debut, when after converting a suplex from the top rope, neither woman was able to answer the ten-count. This would also be her last match with the promotion before she was unceremoniously released on April 20.
Sin City Wrestling (2013-present)
Mercedes signed with Sin City Wrestling (SCW) on May 21, 2013. She made her in-ring debut on the June 2, 2013 edition of Climax Control, defeating Faith in a singles match, and then won a four corners Roulette Rules First Blood match at Into the Void II on June 23 against Ambrosia Grey, Lauren Jackson and Joanne Canelli, after hitting Grey with brass knuckles to become the number one contender to the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship, earning a future title match versus the champion Necra Octavian Kane. Mercedes lost her first match in SCW the following week on the July 7 edition of Climax Control in a mixed tag team match teaming with Kain against Kane and Max Burke, following Burke pinning Kain with a backslide pin. On the July 21 edition of Climax Control, Vargas cut a promo about her match against Kane, which will take place on the July 28 special all Bombshell edition of Climax Control, entitled Sunday Night Seduction. On the July 28 edition of Climax Control, Mercedes unsuccessfully challenged Kane for the Bombshell Roulette Championship in a Paddle on a Pole match, for her second consecutive loss. Following the match, Kane attacked Vargas with the paddle and literally broke it over Vargas' head before taking her title and leaving as Vargas is tended to in the ring. At Summer XXXtreme II on August 18, Mercedes particpated in a X Rules Pool Party match aboard the cruiseliner Royal Monarch against Laura Jackson, Jessie Salco, Emma Rose and Nessa Wall of Atlantic Championship Wrestling (ACW), and defending Bombshell Roulette Champion, Necra Octavian Kane. Mercedes and Emma Rose were eliminated at the same time, following Laura Jackson, and the match came down to Nessa Wall and Kane, and Wall eliminating Kane last and throwing her into the pool to win the match and become the new champion.
Bombshell Roulette Champion (2013 - present)
On the September 1 edition of Climax Control, she defeated Jessie Salco in a singles match. The following week on the September 8 edition of Climax Control, Mercedes was given another shot at the Bombshell Roulette Championship in a triple threat Ultimate X match against the champion Nessa Wall and Vixen. Vargas came up short again as Nessa successfully retain her championship. On the final Climax Control before the High Stakes III pay-per-view on September 29, Mercedes teamed with Necra Kane in a winning effort against Nessa Wall and Jessie Salco, when Wall walked out on Salco, allowing Kane to pin her after the My Fair Lady for the victory.
At High Stakes III on October 13, Mercedes defeated Nessa Wall and Traci Patterson in a triple threat Roulette Rules 5-count match to win her first SCW championship, pinning Wall after the Black Rose Overdrive, and thus ending her reign at 56 days. In the main event of the October 27 Halloween special of Climax Control, Mercedes and Gothika defeated Misty and Vixen, after they performed an electric chair drop on Misty, allowing Gothika to get the pinfall victory. The following week on the November 1 edition of Climax Control, Vargas successfully defended her title against Traci Patterson in a Street Fight, which took place inside the parking garage. Following the victory, Vargas helped up Patterson and offered her hand to shake as a show of respect, which Patterson accepted, and then hip tossed Vargas into a waiting delivery truck, which then drove away from the arena. On the November 17 edition of Climax Control, she defended the title for the second time in three weeks, this time against Amy Marshall in a Kennel from Hell match, where Marshall went on to escape the cage to become the new Bombshell Roulette Champion, ending Mercedes's reign at 36 days.
Championship Pro Wrestling (2013)
Mercedes was signed to Championship Pro Wrestling (CPW) on May 21, 2013. On the promotion's first show, the May 29 edition of CPW TV 1, she participated in an eight-woman tournament to crown the company's first Siren's Champion. She went on to defeat Miyoko Oshiro in the first round, but would fall to Zelda Knite, who defeated Angel Kash, the following week in the semifinals in what was a hard fought contest and the match of the night. The following week on CPW TV 3, the two would face one another in a tag team match, with Vargas teaming with Crystal Hilton in her debut, and Zelda teaming with Roxi Johnson, who both would be challenging one another in the finals of the Siren's Championship tournament finals at Undisputed. For the second consecutive week, the tag team contest was match of the night and it resulted in controversy, with Roxi and Mercedes both claiming pinfall victories over Crystal and Zelda respectively. However, the referee counted Johnson's yet missed Vargas', giving Roxi and Zelda the victory. After the match, Vargas attacked Roxi and laid her out with the Black Rose Overdrive before storming out of the ring. Later on in the show, an angry Cynthia Warren demanded a match against Crystal Hilton, to which General Manager Maria Salvatore informed Warren that she will be facing Mercedes Vargas in a number one contender's match at Undisputed with Crystal Hilton serving as special guest referee. At Undisputed on June 23, Hilton blatantly used a fast count, allowing Vargas to defeat Warren to become the number one contender to the CPW Sirens Championship, earning a title match versus Zelda Knite, who later on defeated Roxi Johnson in the finals of the Sirens Championship Tournament, at July's Canadian Chaos event. Tensions brewed between Warren and Hilton after the match, which Vargas took advantage of as she laid out Hilton with the Black Rose Overdrive to some mild applause. On the following CPW TV after Undisputed on July 3, Mercedes lost her third straight match on the show and second in singles competition, when she was pinned by Roxi Johnson following the "Ray of Hope" springboard roundhouse kick. The following week on CPW TV # 5 on July 10, Mercedes, Roxi and Zelda appeared in a backstage segment where Maria Salvatore informed them that the Siren's Championship match at Canadian Chaos will now involve Roxi Johnson, making it a three-way match, due to Johnson pinning her last week. Following the segment, Mercedes lost to Heather Stripes in a singles match when in the middle of hitting her finishing move on Stripes, she heard the entrance music of Zelda Knite, distracting her as she began mouthing off to Knite, which allowed Stripes to hit her finishing move on Vargas for the victory, giving Vargas her fourth straight loss, and third loss in singles competition. The following week at CPW # 6, Vargas, who was not scheduled to compete that night, cut a promo about her recent misfortunes, labeling them as a conspiracy by CPW and naming General Manager and President Maria Salvatore as the person responsible. Later that same episode, Vargas attacked Zelda Knite following her victory against Heather Stripes until Roxi Johnson came down for the save. Unaware of who attacked her, Zelda inadvertently hit Roxi with a Contra Code, and then Vargas snucked back into the ring and nailed Knite with the Siren's Championship. Standing over her, Vargas held the title before she draped the title over Kniite's prone body and promptly leaves the ring. Vargas was later told by Maria Salvatore that the Sirens Championship match at Canadian Chaos would now be a triple threat elimination match. At Canadian Chaos, Roxi Johnson defeated Mercedes Vargas and Zelda Knite to win the CPW Sirens Championship. Vargas pinned Knite to cause her first pinfall loss in CPW, which led to the singles match between her and Johnson in what was a back-and-forth match. The following week on CPW TV # 7, she cut a promo about her loss at the pay-per-view and on Roxi Johnson, claiming that she was an opportunist, a liar, and a fraud and vowed that she would become Sirens Champion. Vargas later defeated Angel Kash to end her four-match losing streak. After Roxi Johnson successfully defended her title against Keira Fisher in the main event, Vargas stormed the ring and attacked both exhausted wrestlers. She then knocked Roxi into Keira, toppling them both over, then grabbed the CPW Siren's title and proceeded to lay out both Roxi and Keira with it. Mercedes stared at the title before holding the CPW Sirens Championship high as CPW TV went off the air. On CPW TV # 8 the following week on August 14, Vargas once again became the number one contender to the Sirens Championship by pinning Heather Stripes in a fatal four-way match that also included Zelda Knite and Keira Fisher. Vargas now gets to challenge Roxi Johnson for her championship at Picture Perfect. On the go-home show of CPW TV # 9 on August 21 (aired August 23), Roxi and Keira defeated Starrs and Stripes (Addisyn Starr and Heather Stripes) in a tag team match when Roxi was able to hit Addisyn with her Ray of Hope and at the same time Keira nailed Heather with a Deadly Sins finishers before both pinned their opponents at the same time for the win. After the match, Mercedes appeared on screen applauding their efforts and vowing that she was going to end Roxi's reign and become the new Sirens Champion. After leaving an eerily message as the feeds cuts, Keira was suddenly attacked from behind by Mercedes. She knocked Roxi into Keira and began beating up on the latter, using the title. Just as she was going to strike again, Roxi snatched the belt at the last second and warded her off by clotheslining her out the ring and to the floor. Mercedes backed up the ramp as Roxi and Keira stare her down. CPW # 9 would be the final show for the company as the Picture Perfect pay-per-view never happened, leaving Roxi Johnson as the final Sirens Champion.
Vargas was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has an older brother, a cousin and an aunt who all live in the United States. She is a native speaker of Spanish, and also speaks French, German, and English fluently. Vargas has a degree in Communications and is an avid soccer fan. She became a US citizen in 2009, while retaining her Argentinian citizenship.
- Finishing moves
- Black Rose Overdrive (Burning Hammer/Inverted Death Valley Driver)
- Cortina Roja | Red Curtain (STO backbreaker followed into either a reverse STO, snapmare driver or forward Russian legsweep. The maneuver is usually performed after Mercedes ducks a punch or a clothesline.)
- From Buenos Aires with Love/RPM (Déjà vu headscissors takedown (multiple revolution headscissors takedown) (sometimes set up after performing a handspring or while springboarding) transitioned into a wheelbarrow bulldog, implant DDT, elevated neckbreaker, facebuster, sitout rear mat slam, or followed by the Cortina Roja)
- Peligro rojo II | Red Peril II (Stryker Lock/Reverse figure four leglock, sometimes preceded by a dragon screw leg whip or drop toe hold)
- Peligro rojo III | Red Peril III (Stretch Muffler/Argentine leglock) - only used once and rarely used thereafter
- Tiro de gracia | Mercy Shot (Gory Bomb)
- Signature moves
- 2 to Tango/Tango for Two (Arm wrench followed by a reverse roundhouse/heel kick to an opponent's face)
- Be Still My Heart (Savate kick or a Superkick)
- Divine Mercy (Muta lock/Inverted STF, sometimes rolling onto her stomach while maintaining the hold. A slight variation of this move exists in which, after locking her opponent's legs, Mercedes bridges back to reach under both of her opponent's arms to lock her hands around the opponent's head, as in an full nelson submission hold)
- Double Jeopardy (Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker followed by either a falling neckbreaker or while still holding the opponent into a inverted facelock, transitioned into a double knee backbreaker or a snap inverted DDT)
- Peligro rojo | Red Peril (Lotus lock, sometimes preceded by a full nelson bomb or rolled into a double leg nelson/Gedo Clutch pin)
- Regular moves
- Body scissors to a sitting opponent, sometimes while applying a dragon sleeper or full nelson hold or rolled into a double leg nelson/Gedo Clutch pin
- Catapult backbreaker
- Corner foot choke, taking advantage of the full five-count and before being admonished by the referee, releasing the hold and telling the referee, "I have until five."
- Discus clothesline
- Front-flip facebuster to a kneeling opponent
- Hair-pull curb stomp
- Hair-pull mat slam, sometimes using a rope-aided variation as a counter, occassionally onto the knee
- Hair-pull over-the-shoulder snapmare, sometimes followed by:
- Hurricanrana, sometimes to an oncoming opponent or a diving hurricanrana, sometimes from the second rope or off of the ring apron
- Multiple DDT variations
- Multiple pinning variations
- Backbridge, sometimes preceded by a double leg takedown
- Back slide, sometimes preceded by a sitdown hangman’s neckbreaker or while bridging
- Gannosuke Clutch
- La Magistral
- Schoolgirl roll-up
- Victory roll, sometimes using a wheelbarrow bodyscissors variation or as a counter to a wheelbarrow bodyscissors
- Multiple stomps while circling a fallen opponent
- Plancha/Slingshot crossbody
- Pre-emptive Strike (Knife-edged chop to the chest of an opponent in the corner, usually performed after shushing the audience so to hear the impact and sometimes followed by a Machine Gun Chops to the opponent's chest and face)
- Short-arm knife edge chops (anywhere from 2 to 5) and finished with a Short-arm clothesline
- Simultaneous side headlock and headscissors takedown combination on two opponents
- Slingshot or a springboard leg drop, sometimes to an opponent draped over the second rope, or from the top rope
- Somersault arm drag
- Spinning sole kick to the midsection, followed by a front kick to the face and chest and finished with either a reverse roundhouse kick to the head, the 2 to Tango or the Coup de grâce
- Suicide dive or a Topé con Hilo/Giro to an opponent standing outside the ring
- Various evasion techniques
- Pendulum kick
With Veronica Valiant
- Double-team finishing moves
- Infernal Crescendo (After guiding the opponent towards the turnbuckle, Valiant sits up on the top rope and lifts the opponent up in Suplex fashion, just as Vargas approaches; Valiant then deposits the opponent onto Vargas' shoulders, leaving them in the Electric Chair position. Vargas backs away whilst Valiant stands up on top of the corner post; then Valiant leaps off and grabs the captured opponent in a front facelock, twisting around as Vargas sits down and throws them forward, so the opponent lands flat on their front as Valiant drives their head into the mat with a Tornado DDT variant)
- Double-team signature moves
- Aerial Rave (With Valiant standing on the apron, she performs a swinging neckbreaker, before Vargas follows through with a springboard legdrop)
- All Choked Up (After Valiant uses Snake Eyes to plant an opponent throat-first across the ropes, she leans in and holds them tightly in that position; meanwhile, Vargas runs off the opposite ropes and towards Valiant, before leap-frogging over her partner and bringing a guillotine legdrop down on the opponent's head, often causing the opponent to over-balance and flip straight over the top rope and out of the ring. A variation of this move sees Vargas perform a double knee drop to the spine of an opponent who is across the ropes or stands on the shoulder of an opponent, choking them in the process)
- Bait and Switch (Vargas goes for a matrix evasion to an oncoming opponent and Valiant hits a shuffle side kick to the face of their opponent)
- Bitch, Sit Your Ass Down! (Valiant performs Dangerous Vanity, a wide-ranging smack to an opponent's face with a very large and very expensive Dolce & Gabbana watch, with the victim then turning towards Mercedes, who then executes Be Still My Heart)
- Eldritch Thunderbolt (Valiant performs Eldritch Storm, which begins with a sharp slap to an opponent's face, followed by a left kick in the midsection, a right knee to the back of the elbow, twin eye pokes, and a chop to each side of the neck and then Vargas finishes with a handspring tilt-a-whirl DDT to complete this manoeuvre.)
- Overdraft (Doubling the opponent over with a kick, Vargas hoists them up onto her shoulders as if for a Powerbomb, then Valiant takes a run-up from behind Vargas and leaps, securing her legs around the opponent's neck and leaning back down to flip the opponent clear over Vargas' head with a hurricanrana)
- Photo Op (Valiant performs Breaking Even, a drop toe hold to a charing opponent quickly followed by a double knee drop to an opponent's spine and after the double knee drop, Veronica pulls the downed opponent's head up off the mat by the hair, allowing Vargas to deliver a low dropkick to their face)
- Reap the Whirlwind (Vargas is in front of the opponent while Valiant stands behind. Vargas delivers Be Still My Heart, and then, aided by the momentum of the kick, Veronica finishes with Falling Stock, a dragon sleeper transitioned into a Twist of Fate to an opponent)
- Trip to the Dark Side (This double team move sees Vargas in front of the opponent while Veronica stands behind. Mercedes delivers a Chokehold STO while Veronica performs a Russian legsweep simultaneously)
- V with a Twist (Each grabbing one arm of a single opponent, Vargas and Valiant execute stereo arm wrenches, before nailing the opponent in the gut with synchronised mid-kicks; after five strikes apiece, they release their grip on the arms, before Vargas blasts the opponent in the face with a spinning heel kick whilst Valiant takes out their legs with a reverse sweep kick)
- With Kathleen Conway
- Double-team finishing moves
- Four Leaf Lotus Lock (Peligro Rojo (Vargas) / Inverted figure-four leglock (Conway) combination on one opponent
- Kradle Among The Black Roses (Kat's Kradle (Conway) / Black Rose Overdrive (Vargas) combination on two opponents)
- Double-team signature moves
- Ace of Hearts (Vargas hits her Be Still My Heart savate kick, and the opponent stumbles and turns straight into FameAcer from Conway)
- Breaking The Mirror (Conway hooks one opponent in an Inverted figure-four leglock whilst Vargas hooks the other opponent in the Peligro Rojo II)
- Kat Kall of Divine Mercy (Vargas locks in her Divine Mercy submission hold whilst Conway intercepts the other opponent who is trying to make the save with her Kat Kall)
- Nine Lives Neckbreaker (Vargas hooks the opponent in a neckbreaker position whilst Conway gets to the top rope and dives off with a frog splash whilst Vargas completes the neckbreaker at the same time before Conway sometimes follows up with a pin)
- Double-team finishing moves
- "Mercy V"
- "The Argentine Assassin"
- "The (self-proclaimed) Best in the World" - When holding the PRIDE AFCW International Championship
- "The Golden Girl" - When holding any 3WL championship
- "Latina Heat"
- "Spanish Fly"
Divas Unleashed (DU)
|DU Friday Night Exile||January 9||Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina||Mercedes Vargas def. White Lightning via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|DU Friday Night Exile||January 23||Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.||Luna def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Eclipse powerbomb)||Singles match|
|Control of the Knife PPV||February 8||American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida||Totally Radd def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Raddification)||Singles match|
|DU Friday Night Exile||February 20||Kakidomari Stadium, Nagasaki, Japan||Mercedes Vargas, Lipstick Mafia (Autumn Leigh and Cassidy Marcello), and Henshin Belleza def. Teen Spirit (Kitty Cummings and Tori Marie), Trish Newborn, and Luna via Vargas pinfall on Luna (From Buenos Aires with Love)||8-woman tag team match|
|DU Friday Night Exile||March 6||Jurong Stadium, Singapore City, Singapore||DU Rockford State Champion Katie Kooper and Luna def. Henshin Belleza and Mercedes Vargas via DQ (Makaze interference)||Tag Team match|
|DU Friday Night Exile||April 10||AsiaWorld Expo, Lantau, Hong Kong, China||DU Askai Champion Veronica Valiant, Luna, and Travis Kooper (substituting for Katie Kooper) def. Makaze, Henshin Belleza, and Mercedes Vargas via Valiant pinfall on Makaze||6-woman tag team match|
|DU Friday Night Exile||April 25||Rizal Memorial Staidum, Manilla, Philippines||Mercedes Vargas was eliminated 26th in a battle royal||"Thrilla in Manillla" 30-woman battle royal|
|Terror in Tokyo PPV||June 7||Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan||Mercedes Vargas def. Luna via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||July 5||KeyArena, Seattle, Washington||Mercedes Vargas def. Darla Daniels, Didgitz and Totally Radd via pinfall on Daniels (Black Rose Overdrive)||Fatal four-way match to determine the number one contender to the DU Rockford State Championship|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||July 12||Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon||DU Askai Champion Veronica Valiant def. KibbyD, Courtney Monroe, and Mercedes Vargas via pinfall on KibbyD||First round Fatal four-way match in the Tara Lee Invitational Tournament for the vacant Unleashed Championship|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||September 20||ARCO Arena Sacramento, California||Mercedes Vargas def. Felicity and Totally Radd via pinfall on Felicity (inside cradle)||2-on-1 Handicap match|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||September 27||STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California||Mercedes Vargas and DU Askai Champion Veronica Valiant def. Felicity and Totally Radd||Tag Team match|
|Divacide PPV||October 11||Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California||Mercedes Vargas def. Katie Kooper ©||San Francisco Treasure Hunt match for the DU Rockford State Championship|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||November 15||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||DU Rockford State Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Luna via submission (Divine Mercy)||Non-title Singles match|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||December 13||American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas||DU Rockford State Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Crystal Hilton via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||
Non-title Singles match
|Laura and Madison Seton vs. DU Rockford State Champion Mercedes Vargas and Unleashed Champion Veronica Valiant ended in an No Contest||Tag Team match|
|Forsaken Destiny V PPV||December 27||O2 Arena, London, England, UK||Mercedes Vargas © def. Katie Kooper via pinfall (inside cradle)||No Disqualification match for the DU Rockford State Championship|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||June 11||Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii||DU Rockford State Champion Mercedes Vargas and Unleashed Champion Veronica Valiant def. Laura and Madison Seton||Tag Team match|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||October 10||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California||Madison Seton def. Mercedes Vargas © via pinfall (Jumping DDT)||Singles match for the DU Rockford State Championship|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||October 31||Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota||Mercedes Vargas def. Teen Spirit (DU Askai Champion Kitty Cummings and Tori Marie)||2-on-1 Handicap match|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||January 23||O2 Arena, London, England, UK||Madison Seton © def. Mercedes Vargas by DQ||Singles match for the DU Rockford State Championship with Laura Seton as special guest referee|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||June 5`||XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut||Mercedes Vargas was eliminated 7th in a battle royal||8-woman battle royal for the vacant Unleashed Championship|
|DU Sunday Night Exile||June 26||Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska||Unleashed Champion Veronica Valiant def. Mercedes Vargas||Non-title Singles match|
Win/Loss/Draw/No Contest [TV/PPV Records]
Overall record in Divas Unleashed: 12-8-0-1 (23 matches) | Streak: Lost 2
Overall record on Exile: 9-7-0-1 (19 matches) | Streak: Lost 2
- Single matches: 5-4-0-0 (9 matches) | Streak: Lost 2
- Tag Team: 3-2-0-1 (6 matches) | Streak: Won 2
- Multi-person: 1-1-0-0 (2 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
Overall record on PPV: 3-1-0-0 (4 matches) | Streak: Won 3
- Singles matches: 3-1-0-0 (4 matches) | Streak: Won 3
- Tag Team: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Multi-person: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
(Note: Battle royals are counted towards match total only; Multi-person matches include triple threat and fatal four-way matches)
World Women's Wrestling League (3WL)
|3WL Clash||July 30||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France||DU Rockford State Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Bella Luna and Charlie Gage via pinfall on Bella Luna (Black Rose Overdrive)||First round match of Tournament A in the 3WL 2010 Athena Cup Tournament|
|3WL Clash||August 13||O2 World Arena, Berlin, Germany||DU Rockford State Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Valerie Belmont via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Quarterfinals of Tournament A in the 3WL 2010 Athena Cup Tournament|
|Unleashed Champion Veronica Valiant def. DU Rockford State Champion Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Falling Stock)||Semifinals of Tournament A in the 3WL 2010 Athena Cup Tournament|
|3WL Clash||August 27||Sazka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic||Jessica Richardson def. Eva Rodriguez and DU Rockford State Champion Mercedes Vargas via pinfall on Rodriguez (Maxed Out)||Quarterfinals of Tournament B in the 3WL 2010 Athena Cup Tournament|
|3WL Clash||September 10||02 Arena, London, England||Dame Barbara Windsor, Eva Rodriguez and Wendy House def. DU Rockford State Champion Mercedes Vargas, KibbyD and Unleashed Champion Veronica Valiant via Windsor pinfall on Vargas (My Fair Lady)||6-woman Interpromotional Elimination Tag Team match|
|From Oblivion with Love PPV||October 10||Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia||Jennifer Yu def. Mercedes Vargas and Kassandra via pinfall on Vargas (Chop Suey)||Triple Threat Zombie Lumberjack match for the vacant 3WL Television Championship|
|3WL Clash||October 29||Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia||Jennifer Yu © def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Chop Suey)||Singles match for the 3WL Television Championship|
|3WL Clash||November 12||Osaka Dome, Osaka, Japan||Madison Dyson, 3WL Sky High Champion Candice Okimura, Mercedes Vargas, and Unleashed Champion Veronica Valiant def. Dame Barbera Windsor, 3WL World Champion Crystal Hilton, "Oni" Kymiku Shinsuzki, and Zelda Knite via Dyson pinfall on Windsor (DBW)||8-woman Tag Team match, with special referee Jordan Divine|
|8th Anniversary Show PPV||November 28||Nagoya Dome, Nagoya, Japan||Kassandra © def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Sliding Lariat)||Singles match for the 3WL Television Championship|
|3WL Clash||January 21||SBC Peterburgskiy, St. Petersburg, Russia||Mercedes Vargas def. Stephanie Sullivan via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match to determine the number one contender to the 3WL Television Championship|
|3WL Clash||April 1||DSC Indoor Arena, Dubai, UAE||Ebony & Spice 2.0 (Crystal Hilton and Mercedes Vargas) def. Trillion Dollar Bitches (Lexi Williams and Chantal DeVille) via Vargas pinfall on Williams (Black Rose Overdrive)||Quarterfinal match in the 2011 Athena Tag League Tournament|
|Fatal Fury 6 PPV||April 24||Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa||Ebony & Spice 2.0 (Crystal Hilton and Mercedes Vargas) def. The Evil Empire (3WL Sky High Champion Madison Dyson and Brittany Belichick) via Vargas pinfall on Dyson (Black Rose Overdrive)||Semi-final match in the 2011 Athena Tag League Tournament|
|Ebony & Spice 2.0 (Crystal Hilton and Mercedes Vargas) def. Sisters of Soul (Jade O'Malley and Aqua Marine) via Vargas pinfall on O'Malley (Black Rose Overdrive)||Finals in the 2011 Athena Tag League Tournament|
|3WL Clash||July 8||HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Mercedes Vargas def. Stephanie Sullivan © via pinfall (Cortina Roja)||Singles match for the 3WL Television Championship|
|3WL Clash||August 5||Palacio de los Portes, Mexico City, Mexico||Mercedes Vargas © def. Kobu via pinfall (roll-up)||Singles match for the 3WL Television Championship|
|3WL Clash||September 2||MTS Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada||Mercedes Vargas © def. Kassandra via pinfall (Cortina Roja)||Singles match for the 3WL Television Championship|
|Mercedes Vargas was eliminated 26th in a battle royal||31-woman "Athena Wars" battle royal for the 3WL Unified World Championship|
|3WL Clash||November 11||Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina||Asian Supremacy Stoppers (Madison Dyson and Miss Murderface) def. Ebony & Spice 2.0 (Crystal Hilton and 3WL Television Champion Mercedes Vargas) © via Dyson pinfall on Hilton (Miss Feel Good)||Tag Team match for the 3WL Sky High Tag Team Championship|
|3WL Clash||December 9||Dunkin' Doughnuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island||3WL Television Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Alysson Gardner and Gwen Black via submission on Gardner (Peligro Rojo)||Semifinal match in the 2011 Athena Cup Tournament|
|3WL Television Champion Mercedes Vargas def. 3WL Sky High Tag Tag Team Champion Madison Dyson via pinfall (Cortina Roja)||Finals of the 2011 Athena Cup Tournament|
|9th Anniversary Show PPV||January 22||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York||Mercedes Vargas © def. Allison Detorre via pinfall||Singles match for the 3WL Television Championship|
|3WL Clash||February 24||IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey||Trish Newborn def. Mercedes Vargas © via pinfall (California Kiss)||Singles match for the 3WL Television Championship|
|3WL Clash||March 23||Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire||Mercedes Vargas and 3WL Television Champion Trish Newborn def. 3WL Unified World Champion Zelda Knite and 3WL Sky High Tag Team Champion Madison Dyson via Newborn submission on Knite (No Regret)||Tag Team match|
|All or Nothing PPV||May 13||Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee||Mercedes Vargas def. Zelda Knite © via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Steel Cage match for the 3WL Unified World Championship|
|Wild Stampede PPV||March 17||Colonial Life Center, Columbia, South Carolina||Trish Newborn © (Television Champion) def. Mercedes Vargas © (Unified World Champion) via submission (No Regret)||Winner Takes All match for the 3WL Television Championship and the 3WL Unified World Championship|
Win/Loss/Draw/No Contest [TV/PPV Records]
Overall record in 3WL: 15-9-0-0 (25 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
Overall record on Clash: 11-6-0-0 (18 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Singles matches: 6-3-0-0 (9 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Tag Team: 3-2-0-0 (5 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Multi-person: 2-1-0-0 (3 matches) | Streak: Won 1
Overall record on PPV: 4-3-0-0 (7 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Singles matches: 2-2-0-0 (4 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Tag Team: 2-0-0-0 (2 matches) | Streak: Won 2
- Multi-person: 0-1-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
(Note: Battle royals are counted towards match total only; Multi-person matches include triple threat and fatal four-way matches)
All-Female Pride Wrestling (AFPW)
|Saturday Night Revolution||December 18||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York||Mercedes Vargas vs. Lucy Hawke ended in a No Contest||First round match in the AFPW Championship Tournament|
|Saturday Night Revolution||January 15||Consol Energy Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Freya Kane def. Mercedes Vargas, Ginger Rogers, and Rainbow via pinfall on Vargas (Freya's Wings)||Fatal four-way Elimination Chamber Qualifying match|
|Saturday Night Revolution||February 5||Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia||Skittles & Cherryade (Rainbow and Belladonna) def. Mercedes Vargas and Kelly Knite via Rainbow pinfall on Vargas (Taste the Rainbow)||Tag Team match|
|Coronation PPV||February 27||AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida||Mercedes Vargas and Kelly Knite def. Skittles & Cherryade (Rainbow and Belladonna)||Tag Team Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the AFPW Tag Team Championship|
|Saturday Night Revolution||March 12||American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas||MILF Connection (Stephanie Sullivan and Megan Kane) def. AFPW Tag Team Champions Mercedes Vargas and Kelly Knite via Kane pinfall on Vargas (Impending Doom)||Non-title Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Revolution||March 26||Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina||AFPW Tag Team Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Trish Newborn via submission (Red Peril)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Revolution||April 9||Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan||AFPW Tag Team Champions Mercedes Vargas and Kelly Knite and AFPW Extreme Champion Zelda Knite def. Lisa Richarson and Mikaela and Natalya Demidov via Zelda pinfall on Richardson (Game Over)||6-woman Tag Team match|
|AFPW Tag Team Champions Mercedes Vargas and Kelly Knite and AFPW Extreme Champion Zelda Knite def. Mikaela and Natayla Demidov and Lisa Richardson by Natalya concession||6-woman Elimination Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Revolution||May 1||Resch Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin||AFPW Tag Team Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Danielle Mayfield via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|War Games PPV||May 28||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada||Mercedes Vargas and Kelly Knite © def. Buffalo Oreos (Danielle Mayfield and Rosa de Oro) via Vargas pinfall on Mayfield (Black Rose Overdrive)||Tag Team match for the AFPW Tag Team Championship|
|Sunday Night Revolution||September 18||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York||Mercedes Vargas was eliminated seventh in a battle royal||8-woman battle royal|
Win/Loss/Draw/No Contest [TV/PPV Records]
Overall record in AFPW: 6-3-0-1 (11 matches) | Streak: Won 5
Overall record on Saturday Night Revolution: 4-3-0-1 (9 matches) | Streak: Won 4
- Single matches: 2-0-0-1 (3 matches) | Streak: Won 2
- Tag Team: 4-2-0-0 (6 matches) | Streak: Won 3
- Multi-person: 0-1-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
Overall record on PPV: 2-0-0-0 (2 matches) | Streak: Won 2
- Single matches: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Tag Team: 2-0-0-0 (2 matches) | Streak: Won 2
- Multi-person: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
(Note: Battle royals are counted towards match total only; Multi-person matches include triple threat and fatal four-way matches)
Pride All-Female Championship Wrestling (Pride AFCW)
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||February 12||Manhattan Center, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York||Mercedes Vargas def. Rosa de Oro via pinfall (Cortina Roja)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||February 26||Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.||Mercedes Vargas was eliminated seventh in a battle royal||15-woman battle royal to claim a spot in the Coronation Chamber match at Coronation|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||March 11||
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
|Mercedes Vargas def. Almira al-Almhtalyn via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Coronation PPV||March 25||Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania||Maia Lopez def. Mercedes Vargas, Candace Okimura, Mia Heafy and Wendy House||Five-way Elimination match for the PRIDE AFCW International Championship|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||April 8||American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas||Mercedes Vargas def. Crystal Hilton via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||May 6||Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Mercedes Vargas def. Jennifer Williams via pinfall (front-flip facebuster)||Singles match|
|WarGames PPV||May 20||Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa||Candace Okimura © def. Maia Lopez and Mercedes Vargas via pinfall on Lopez (Tokyo is Falling)||Triple Threat match for the PRIDE AFCW International Championship|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||June 3||US Airways Arena, Phoenix, Arizona||Mercedes Vargas def. Alexis Morrison via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||June 24||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California||Mercedes Vargas def. Michelle Taylor and Reiha Johansson via pinfall on Taylor (Cortina Roja)||Triple Threat match to determine the number one contender to the PRIDE AFCW International Championship|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||July 8||KeyArena, Seattle, Washington||Mercedes Vargas def. Velvet Raven via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||July 22||Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri||Mercedes Vargas def. Mikaela Demidov via submission (Peligro Rojo II)||Singles match|
|Apotheosis PPV||August 5||Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio||Mercedes Vargas def. Bianca Salvador © via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match for the PRIDE AFCW International Championship|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||September 23||Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana||PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Reiha Johansson via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Non-title Singles match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||October 7||Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon||PRIDE Tag Team Champion Susan Rigger def. PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Riggerplex)||Non-title Singles match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||October 28||EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah||PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Rainbow via pinfall (Cortina Roja)||Non-title Singles match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||November 18||Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Mia Heafy via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Non-title Singles match|
|Fans' Night PPV||December 2||Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Mercedes Vargas © def Asylum via pinfall (roll-up)||Pure Rules match for the PRIDE AFCW International Championship|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||December 30||Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York||Emma Danielson def. PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Jägerbomb)||Non-title Singles match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||February 17||Manhattan Center, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York||PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas and Michelle Taylor def. Bianca Salvador via pinfall by Vargas (Black Rose Overdrive)||International Division Showcase Handicap match|
|Unlimited PPV||March 3||1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland||Mercedes Vargas © def. Bianca Salvador and Michelle Taylor||Three-way Absolution match for the PRIDE AFCW International Championship|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||March 17||United Center, Chicago, Illinois||PRIDE Tag Team Champions Vivid Colors (Gabrielle Crimson and Rainbow) and Kate Steele def. PRIDE Champion Jasmine, PRIDE Extreme Champion Lollipop and PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas via Rainbow pinfall on Vargas (Taste the Rainbow)||Non-Title Champions Showcase match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||March 31||Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Leona Vega via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Non-title Singles match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||April 14||American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas||Caramel Cane and PRIDE Extreme Champion Lollipop defeated Kate Steele-Warren and PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas via Cane pinfall on Steele-Warren (The Empire Strikes Jack)||Tag Team match|
|Sunday Night PRIDE Wrestling||April 28||KeyArena, Seattle, Washington||PRIDE Extreme Champion Lollipop def. PRIDE International Champion Mercedes Vargas via Disqualification||Non-title Champion vs Champion match|
|Spring Outbreak PPV||May 12||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California||Caramel Cane def. Mercedes Vargas © via pinfall (The Empire Strikes Jack)||Singles match for the PRIDE International Championship|
|Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling||June 24||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England||Mercedes Vargas def. Kate Steele-Warren via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling||July 8||First Direct Arena, Leeds, England||Mercedes Vargas def. Bianca Salvador and Emma Danielson via submission on Salvador (Red Peril 2)||Triple Threat match|
|Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling||September 2||Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, Scotland||Mercedes Vargas def. Cynthia Warren via submission (Red Peril 2)||Singles match|
|Coronation PPV||September 15||O2 Arena, London, England||Caramel Cane © def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Empire Strikes Jack)||Singles match for the PRIDE International Championship|
|Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling||October 14||Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Mercedes Vargas def. Michelle Taylor via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling||November 11||James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa||Mercedes Vargas def. Freya Kane||Singles match|
Win/Loss/Draw/No Contest [TV/PPV Records]
Overall record in PRIDE: 21-9-0-0 (31 matches) | Streak: Won 2
Overall record on Sunday/Monday Night PRIDE Wrestling: 18-5-0-0 (24 matches) | Streak: Won 5
- Single matches: 16-3-0-0 (19 matches) | Streak: Won 5
- Tag Team: 0-2-0-0 (2 matches) | Streak: Lost 2
- Multi-person: 2-0-0-0 (2 matches) | Streak: Won 2
Overall record on PPV: 3-4-0-0 (7 matches) | Streak: Lost 2
- Single matches: 2-2-0-0 (3 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Tag Team: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Multi-person: 1-2-0-0 (3 matches) | Streak: Won 1
New Championship Wrestling (NCW)
|Sunday Night Collision||March 27||Colonial Life Center, Columbia, South Carolina||Mercedes Vargas and Scorpion def. Mercedes Lewis and Bukkake Man via Scorpion pinfall on Bukkake Man||Mixed Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||April 2||North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina||Foxy Roxy def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Starry Night)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night Collision||April 10||Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee||Mercedes Vargas def. NCW World Starlets Champion Roxxxie via pinfall (Cortina Roja)||Singles match|
|Sovereign PPV||April 17||FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee||Mercedes Vargas def. Mercedes Lewis, Nexus, Kathleen Conway, Alysson Gardner, and Stephanie Sullivan||6-Woman Battle Royal|
|Sunday Night Collision||April 24||Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas||Every Man's Fantasy (Crystal Hilton and Zelda Knite) def. Alysson Gardner and Mercedes Vargas via Hilton pinfall on Vargas||Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||April 30||CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, Louisiana||Spike Kane and Alysson Gardner def. NCW Honor Champion Chris Gardner and Mercedes Vargas by DQ||Mixed Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||May 7||Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi||Mercedes Vargas, Roxxxie and Kathleen Conway def. Crystal Hilton, Alysson Gardner and Mercedes Lewis via Roxxxie pinfall on Hilton (Bad Girl)||6-Woman tag team match|
|Sunday Night Collision||May 15||St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida||Mercedes Vargas def. Roxxxie via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|A Night to Remember PPV||May 22||Sunlife Stadium, Miami, Florida||Alysson Gardner def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (G-Spot)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||May 28||Liberty Stadium, Swanasea, Wales, UK||Alysson Gardner and Mercedes Lewis def. Mercedes Vargas and Ashlie Ember via Lewis pinfall on Ember (Downward Spiral)||Tag Team match|
|Sunday Night Collision||June 12||Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England||Mercedes Vargas def. Kathleen Conway via submission (Red Peril 2)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||June 18||Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield, England, UK||Mercedes Vargas def. Josie Everyman via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Reborn PPV||June 26||Wembley Arena, London, England, UK||Mercedes Vargas and Kathleen Conway def. Mercedes Lewis via double pinfall||2-on-1 Handicap match for the NCW World Starlets Tag Team Championship|
|Sunday Night Collision||July 3||Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine||Crystal Hilton def. NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champion Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Lights! Camera! Action!)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||July 9||Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire||Ayla St. James and NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Burning Man (Ashlie Ember and Josie Everyman) via St. James pinfall on Ember (Canada Star)||Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||July 16||XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut||Bitches with Attitude (Ayla St. James and Rayne) and NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Burning Man (Ashlie Ember and Josie Everyman) and NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champion Kathleen Conway via Rayne pinfall on Conway (It Can Rayne All the Time)||6-Woman tag team match|
|Sunday Night Collision||July 24||Dunkin Doughnuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island||Bitches with Attitude (Ayla St. James and Rayne) def. Strong Exotic Xtreme (Roxxxie and Stephanie Sanderson), NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champions Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas and Burning Man (Ashlie Ember and Josie Everyman) via Rayne pinfall on Sanderson (It Can Rayne All the Time)||Non-title Fatal four-way Tag Team match|
|Picture Perfect PPV||July 31||TDGarden, Boston, Massachusetts||NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champion Mercedes Vargas def. Trish Newborn via pinfall (roll-up)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night Collision||August 7||Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts||Mercedes Vargas was eliminated seventh in a Starlets Riot match||15-woman Battle Royal|
|Sunday Night Collision||August 14||HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York||NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champions Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas and NCW World Starlets Champion Alysson Gardner def. Tara Fenix, Trish Newborn, and Emma Danielson via Gardner pinfall on Newborn (Crimson Spear)||6-woman tag team match|
|Sunday Night Collision||August 21||Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York||NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champions Opportunity (Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas) def. Crystal Hilton and Shelly Taylor-Jones via Conway pinfall on Hilton (Kat Nap)||Tag Team match|
|Nothing to Lose PPV||August 28||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York||Bitches with Attitude (Ayla St. James and Rayne) def. NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champions Opportunity (Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas) © via St. James pinfall on Vargas (Canada Star)||Tag Team match for the NCW World Starlets Tag Team Championship|
|Saturday Night Trauma||September 3||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey||Opportunity (Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas) def. Princesses of Pain (Stephanie Sanderson and Amy Marshall) via Vargas pinfall on Marshall (Cortina Roja)||Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||September 10||Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Mercedes Vargas def. Mercedes Lewis via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||September 17||1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland||Megan Kane and Kelly Knite def. Opportunity (Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas) via Kane pinfall on Vargas (Impending Doom)||Tag Team match|
|Battlegrounds PPV||September 25||Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.||Bitches with Attitude (Ayla St. James and Rayne) © def. Opportunity (Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas) via St. James submission on Conway||Submission Elimination Xtreme Tag Team match for the NCW World Starlets Tag Team Championship|
|Saturday Night Trauma||October 1||Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia||Crystal Hilton def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (rollup)||Quarterfinal match in the Starlets Road to the Gold Tournament|
|Saturday Night Trauma||October 15||Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee||Princesses of Pain (Stephanie Sanderson and Amy Marshall) def. Mercedes Vargas and NCW World Starlets Tag Team Champion Rayne via Sanderson pinfall on Rayne (rollup)||Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||October 22||BJCC Arena, Birmingham, Alabama||Stephanie Sanderson def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Phoenix Down)||Singles match|
|Road to the Gold V PPV||October 30||Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia||Kathleen Conway def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Kat's Kradle)||Singles match to determine the number one contender to the NCW World Starlets Championship|
|Saturday Night Trauma||April 21||Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon||
Emma Danielson def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Brooklyn Hangover)
|Sunday Night Collision||April 29||Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho||
Mercedes Vargas def. Ayla St. James via pinfall (Cortina Roja)
|Saturday Night Trauma||May 5||Maverik Center, Valley City, Utah||NCW World Starlets Champion Ashlie and Alysson Gardner def. Ayla St. James and Mercedes Vargas via Ashlie pinfall on Vargas (Ashes to Ashes)||Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||May 19||Casper Events Center, Casper, Wyoming||Mercedes Lewis, Crystal Hilton, Mercedes Vargas, and Rose Acantha def. Jennifer Williams, Katie Callahan, Wakki Jakki, and Jasmine Barrera via Hilton submission on Williams (Withering Rose)||8-Starlet Tag Team match, with Shelly Taylor-Jones as Special Guest Enforcer|
|Saturday Night Trauma||May 26||Bismark Civic Center, Bismark, North Dakota||Opportunity (Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas) def Team Twilight (Crystal Hilton and Mercedes Lewis) (with Shelly Taylor-Jones) via Vargas pinfall on Hilton (roll-up)||Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||June 2||Frost Arena, Brookings, South Dakota||Ashlie and Jennifer Williams def. Mercedes Vargas and Rose Acantha via Williams pinfall on Vargas (Sweet Dreams)||Tag Team match|
|Sunday Night Collision||June 10||CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska||Kelly Fox and Amy Marshall def. NCW World Starlets Champion Alysson Gardner and Mercedes Vargas via Marshall pinfall on Vargas||Tag Team match|
|Reborn PPV||June 17||Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa||Mercedes Vargas def. Rose Acantha via pinfall||Singles match|
|Sunday Night Collision||June 24||Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota||Jennifer Williams def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Widow Maker)||
|Saturday Night Trauma||June 30||Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio||Jennifer Williams, Mercedes Vargas and Kelly Fox def. Jasmine Barrera, Ayla St. James and Emma Danielson||6-Starlet Tag Team match|
|Sunday Night Collision||July 8||Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan||Jennifer Williams def. Mercedes Vargas and Kelly Fox via pinfall on Vargas (Executive Decision)||Triple Threat match to determine the number one contender to the NCW World Starlets Championship|
|Sunday Night Collision||July 15||Allen County VM Colosseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana||Ayla St. James and NCW World Starlets Champion Alysson Gardner def. Mercedes Vargas and Jennifer Williams via St. James pinfall on Vargas (Canada Star)||Tag Team match|
|Picture Perfect PPV||July 22||Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana||Mercedes Vargas def. Amy Marshall via submission (Peligro Rojo II)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||July 28||US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio||Mercedes Vargas def. Skye Armanni via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night Collision||August 5||Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky||Ayla St. James def. Jasmine Barrera, Mercedes Vargas and Skye Armani||Fatal Four-way match|
|Sunday Night Collision||August 12||Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, West Virginia||DMercedes Vargas def. Alysson Gardner via pinfall (Cortina Roja)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||August 25||1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland||Mercedes Vargas def. Nina Watts via pinfall (Cortina Roja)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||September 1||Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Mercedes Vargas def. Alysson Gardner via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night Collision||September 9||Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania||Ayla St. James and Alysson Gardner def. Mercedes Vargas and NCW World Starlets Champion Jennifer Williams via Gardner pinfall on Vargas (G-Spot)||Mud Wrestling Tag Team match|
|Sunday Night Collision||September 16||Prudential Ceter, Newark, New Jersey||Mercedes Vargas and Sydney Knite def. Crystal Hilton and Jennifer Williams via Vargas pinfall on Hilton (Black Rose Overdrive)||Tag Team match|
|Battle Grounds PPV||September 23||IZOD Center, East Rutherford New Jersey||Jennifer Williams © def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Executive Decision)||Singles match for the NCW World Starlets Championship|
|Saturday Night Trauma||September 29||XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut||Mercedes Vargas def. Skye Armanni via submission (Peligro Rojo 2)||First Round match in the 2012 Starlets Road to the Gold Tournament|
|Sunday Night Collision||`October 7||Times Union Center, Albany, New York||Mercedes Vargas def. Cynthia Warren via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Quarterfinal match in the 2012 Starlets Road to the Gold Tournament|
|Sunday Night Collision||October 14||Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York||Mercedes Vargas def. Sydney via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Semifinal match in the 2012 Starlets Road to the Gold Tournament|
|Sunday Night Collision||October 21||Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Freya Davis def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Death by Red Bull)||Finals of the 2012 Starlets Road to the Gold Tournament|
|Road to the Gold VI PPV||October 28||First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York||Davey Ortega and Mercedes Vargas def. Joe Everyman and Cynthia Warren and Mike Laszlo and Charity||Triple Threat Intergender Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||November 3||Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia||Opportunity (Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas) def. Bitches with Attitude (Ayla St. James and Emma Danielson) via Vargas pinfall on St. James (Cortina Roja)||Tag Team match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||November 10||Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia||Freya Davis and NCW World Starlets Champion Jennifer Williams def. Opportunity (Kathleen Conway and Mercedes Vargas) via Davis pinfall on Conway||Tag Team match|
|Sunday Night Collision||November 18||Times Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina||Mercedes Vargas def. Charity and Freya Davis via pinfall on Charity (roll-up)||Triple Threat match|
|Sunday Night Collision||November 25||PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina||Every Man's Fantasy (Sydney Knite and Crystal Hilton) def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Heart Breaker)||Handicap match, with Kathleen Conway as special guest referee|
|Breaking Away PPV||December 2||Colonial Life Center, Columbia, South Carolina||Mercedes Vargas def. Kathleen Conway via pinfall (roll-up)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||December 8||Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kenteucky||Addisyn Starr def. Rose Acantha and Mercedes Vargas via pinfall on Acantha (Shooting Starr)||Triple Threat match|
|Sunday Night Collision||December 16||FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee||Megan Sanderson, NCW World Starlets Champion Freya Davis and Mercedes Vargas def. Crystal Hilton, Shelly Taylor-Jones and Rose Acantha via Davis pinfall on Acantha||6-woman tag team match|
|Sunday Night Collision||December 23||BJCC Arena, Birmingham, Alabama||Emma Danielson def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Brooklyn Hangover)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night Collision||December 30||Civic Center Arena, Mobile, Alabama||Nathan Webb and Rose Acantha def. The Ace and Mercedes Vargas via Acantha submission on Vargas (Mental Health Check)||Mixed Tag Team match|
|Mind Games PPV||January 6||Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia||Crystal Hilton def. Mercedes Vargas via submission (Withering Rose)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night Collision||January 13||Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida||Crystal Hilton def. Rose Acantha and Mercedes Vargas via pinfall on Acantha (Flashing Lights)||Triple Threat match|
|Sunday Night Collision||January 27||Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida||Mercedes Vargas def. Addisyn Starr via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night Collision||February 10||River Center Arena, Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Jennifer Williams def. Jasmine Barrera, Megan Sanderson, and Mercedes Vargas via pinfall on Barrera (sunset flip)||Fatal four-way match for the vacant NCW World Starlets Championship|
|Saturday Night Trauma||February 16||CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, Louisiana||Emma Danielson def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Brooklyn Hangover)||Singles match|
|Sunday Night Collision||February 24||DeSoto Civic Center, Southhaven, Mississippi||Rose Acantha def. Mercedes Vargas via submission (Mental Health Check)||Singles match|
|Saturday Night Trauma||March 2||Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee||Mercedes Vargas def. Shelly Taylor-Jones via pinfall||Singles match|
Win/Loss/Draw/No Contest [TV/PPV Records]
Overall record in NCW: 35-35-0-0 (72 matches) | Streak: Won 1
Overall record on Trauma: 15-13-0-0 (28 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Single matches: 6-5-0-0 (11 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Tag Team: 9-6-0-0 (15 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Multi-person: 0-2-0-0 (2 matches) | Streak: Lost 2
Overall record on Collision: 14-16-0-0 (31 matches) | Streak: Lost 2
- Single matches: 9-6-0-0 (15 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Tag Team: 4-6-0-0 (10 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Multi-person: 1-4-0-0 (5 matches) | Streak: Lost 2
Overall record on PPV: 6-6-0-0 (13 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Single matches: 5-4-0-0 (9 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Tag Team: 1-2-0-0 (3 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Multi-person: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
World Elite Wrestling (WEW)
|Friday Night Anarchy||August 24||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey||Mercedes Vargas def. Lluvia Luna and Bailey Hawkins via pinfall on Luna (Black Rose Overdrive)||Triple Threat match|
|Friday Night Anarchy||September 14||Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii||Mercedes Vargas def. Maria Kanellis-Swagger via pinfall (roll-up)||Singles match|
|Friday Night Anarchy||September 28||Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan||Shady Lane def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (roll-up)||Singles match|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||October 5||Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia||JJ Goldberg def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall||Singles match|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||October 14||Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas||Caroline def. Mercedes Vargas||Bra & Panties match|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||November 9||AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida||The Hellcats (Zharya Burke and Shauvon) def. Mercedes Vargas and Carolina via Burke pinfall on Caroline||Tag Team match|
|Anarchy||November 16||Agganis Arena, Boston, Massachusetts||Mercedes Vargas def. Jessie Goldberg via pinfall||Singles match`|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||November 23||IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey||Mercedes Vargas def. Caroline via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||November 30||Bankers Life Fieldhouse||Mercedes Vargas def. Rosa Acosta via pinfall (roll-up)||Singles match to determine the number one contender to the WEW Women's Championship|
|Free Fall to Fury PPV||December 9||Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio||Rhiannon © def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Candyland)||Singles match for the WEW Women's Championship|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||December 21||Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, South Dakota||Mercedes Vargas def. Catlelyn Vaine via pinfall (Cortina Roja)||Singles match|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||January 4||EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah||Trish Newborn def. Mercedes Vargas via submission (No Regret)||Singles match|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||January 18||Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia||Mercedes Vargas vs. Catelyn Vaine ended in a No Contest||Singles match|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||February 8||MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada||Rhiannon © def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Candyland)||2 out of 3 Falls match for the WEW Women's Championship|
|Friday Night Adrenaline||March 15||CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska||Shauvon def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Russian Roulette)||Singles match|
|Friday Night Anarchy||April 19||Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri||Keisha Harris fought Mercedes Vargas to a draw||Singles match|
Win/Loss/Draw/No Contest [TV/PPV Records]
Overall record in WEW: 6-8-1-1 (16 matches) | Streak: Lost 3
Overall record on Anarchy: 3-1-1-0 (5 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Single matches: 2-1-1-0 (4 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Tag Team: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Multi-person: 1-0-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Won 1
Overall record on Adrenaline: 3-6-0-1 (10 matches) | Streak: Lost 3
- Single matches: 3-5-0-1 (9 matches) | Streak: Lost 3
- Tag Team: 0-1-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Multi-person: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
Overall record on PPV: 0-1-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Single matches: 0-1-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Tag Team: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Multi-person: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
Championship Pro Wrestling (CPW)
|CPW TV 1||May 29||Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.||Mercedes Vargas def. Miyoko Oshiro via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||First round match in the CPW Sirens Championship Tournament|
|CPW TV 2||June 5||Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia||Zelda Knite def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Game Over)||Semifinal match in the CPW Siren's Championship Tournament|
|CPW TV 3||June 12||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey||Zelda Knite and Roxi Johnson def. Mercedes Vargas and Crystal Hilton via Johnson pinfall on Hilton (Ray of Hope)||Tag team match|
|Undisputed PPV||June 23||TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts||Mercedes Vargas def. Cynthia Warren via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Number one contender's match for the CPW Siren's Championship, with Crystal Hilton as special guest referee|
|CPW TV 4||July 3||Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York||Roxi Johnson def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Ray of Hope)||Singles match|
|CPW TV 5||July 10||Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Heather Stripes def. Mercedes Vargas via pinfall (Snip, Snip, Clip)||
|Canadian Chaos PPV||July 28||Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgalry, Alberta||Roxi Johnson def. Zelda Knite © and Mercedes Vargas via pinfall on Vargas (Ray of Hope)||Triple Threat Elimination match for the CPW Sirens Championship|
|CPW TV 7||August 7||Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota||Mercedes Vargas def. Angel Kash via submission (Red Peril II)||Singles match|
|CPW TV 8||August 14||Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa||Mercedes Vargas def. Heather Stripes, Zelda Knite and Keira Fisher via pinfall on Stripes (Black Rose Overdrive)||Fatal Four-Way match to determine the number one contender for a CPW Sirens Championship match against the defending champion, Roxi Johnson, at Picture Perfect|
Win/Loss/Draw/No Contest [TV/PPV Records]
Overall record in CPW: 4-5-0-0 (9 matches) | Streak: Won 2
Overall record on CPW TV: 3-4-0-0 (7 matches) | Streak: Won 2
- Single matches: 2-3-0-0 (5 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Tag Team: 0-1-0-0 (1 matches) Streak: Lost 1
- Multi-person: 1-0-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Won 1
Overall record on PPV: 1-1-0-0 (2 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Single matches: 1-0-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Tag Team: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Multi-person: 0-1-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
Sin City Wrestling (SCW)
|Climax Control||June 2||Pioneer Gym, Hayward, California||Mercedes Vargas def. Faith via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Into the Void II PPV||June 23||RIMAC Arena, San Diego, California||Mercedes Vargas def. Ambrosia Grey, Joanne Canelli, and Laura Jackson||Four Corners Roulette Rules First Blood match to determine the number one contender to the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship|
|Climax Control||July 7||Cahsman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada||SCW Bombshell Roulette Champion Necra Octavian Kane and Max Burke def. SCW Roulette Champion Kain and Mercedes Vargas via Burke pinfall on Kain (backslide)||Roulette Rules Mixed Tag Team match|
|Climax Control||July 28||Rain Nightclub, Las Vegas, Nevada||Necra Octavian Kane © def. Mercedes Vargas||Paddle on a Pole match for the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship|
|Summer XXXtreme II PPV||August 18||Royal Monarch Cruiseliner||Nessa Wall def. Necra Octavian Kane ©, Laura Jackson, Mercedes Vargas, Emma Rose, and Jessie Salco, lastly eliminating Kane||X Rules Pool Party match for the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship|
|Climax Control||September 1||Hadicurari Beach, Aruba||Mercedes Vargas def. Jessie Salco via pinfall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Singles match|
|Climax Control||September 8||Morningstar Beach, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands||Nessa Wall © def. Mercedes Vargas and Vixen||Triple Threat Roulette Rules Ultimate X match for the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship|
|Climax Control||September 29||Colony Club Beach, Barbados, Lesser Antilles||Necra Octavian Kane and Mercedes Vargas def. SCW Bombshell Roulette Champion Nessa Wall and Jessie Salco via Kane pinfall on Salco (My Fair Lady)||Roulette Rules Bombshell Tag Team match|
|High Stakes III PPV||October 13||Turtle Rock Beach, Trinidad & Tobago||Mercedes Vargas def. Nessa Wall © and Traci Patterson via pinfall on Wall (Black Rose Overdrive)||Roulette Rules 5-count match for the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship|
|Climax Control||October 27||Blood Village, Las Vegas, Nevada||SCW Bombshell Champion Gothika and SCW Bombshell Roulette Champion Mercedes Vargas def. SCW Bombshell Tag Team Champions Misty and Vixen via Gothika pinfall on Misty (Electric Chair drop)||Tag Team match|
|Climax Control||November 3||LAX Nightclub, Luxor Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada||Mercedes Vargas © def. Traci Patterson via pinfall (Mercy Shot)||Street Fight for the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship|
|Climax Control||November 17||Knights of Columbus Hall, Covina, California||Amy Marshall def. Mercedes Vargas ©||Roulette Rules Kennel from Hell match for the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship|
|December 2 Dismember PPV||December 8||Newark Pavillion, Newark, California||Amy Marshall © vs. Mercedes Vargas||Singles match for the SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship|
Win/Loss/Draw/No Contest [TV/PPV Records]
Overall record in SCW: 7-5-0-0 (12 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
Overall record on Climax Control: 5-4-0-0 (9 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Single matches: 3-2-0-0 (5 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
- Tag Team: 2-1-0-0 (3 matches) Streak: Won 2
- Multi-person: 0-1-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Lost 1
Overall record on PPV: 2-1-0-0 (3 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Single matches: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Tag Team: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Multi-person: 2-1-0-0 (3 matches) | Streak: Won 1
Aesop World: Women's Pro Wrestling
|Battlegrounds||October 18||Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, New York||Mercedes Vargas def. Zelda Knite||Singles match for the vacant Queen of AESOP World Championship|
Win/Loss/Draw/No Contest [TV/PPV Records]
Overall record in Aesop World: 1-0-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Won 1
Overall record on Battlegrounds: 1-0-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Single matches: 1-0-0-0 (1 matches) | Streak: Won 1
- Tag Team: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) Streak:
- Multi-person: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
Overall record on PPV: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Single matches: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Tag Team: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
- Multi-person: 0-0-0-0 (0 matches) | Streak:
Championships and accomplishments
- Aesop World: Women's Pro Wrestling
- Queen of AESOP World Champion (1 time - inaugural champion, current)
- All-Female Pride Wrestling/Pride All-Female Championship Wrestling
- AFPW Tag Team Championship (1 time - inaugural champion, last) - with Kelly Knite
- PRIDE AFCW International Championship (1 time)
- First International Champion whose reign reached 200 days (February 22, 2013)
- Longest AFPW Tag Team Championship reign in company history (9 months, 23 days; 298 days overall - or 42 weeks, 4 days (February 27 - December 22, 2011)
- Longest PRIDE AFCW International Championship reign in company history (9 months, 7 days; 280 days overall - or 40 weeks (August 5, 2012 - May 12, 2013)
- Was the first to start a singles undefeated streak in PRIDE AFCW (7 months, 24 days; 238 days overall - or 34 weeks (February 12 - October 7, 2012)
- Divas Unleashed
- DU Rockford State Championship (1 time)
- DU Diva of the Month (@ Terror in Tokyo PPV, June 7, 2009)
- Femmy Award winner for Best Newcomer of the Year (November 2009)
- Listed #44 on DU's "The 50 Greatest Divas Ever" list (December 2009)
- Third longest Rockford State Championship reign in company history (11 months, 30 days; 364 days overall - or 52 weeks (October 11, 2009 - October 10, 2010)
- New Championship Wrestling
- NCW Starlets Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Kathleen Conway
- Starlets Road to the Gold Tournament Finalist (2012)
- Listed #15 on NCW's "The Top 25 NCW Starlets of All Time" list (2013)
- The Other Side (formerly OSeW)
- Heel of the Year (Honorable Mention) (2009) Nominated (2011)
- Feud of the Year vs. Kassandra and Jennifer Yu at the 8th Anniversary Show (3WL) (2010) (Honorable Mention); Veronica Valiant and Mercedes Vargas vs. Laura and Madison Seton (2010) (Nominated)
- Most Underrated of the Year (Honorable Mention) (2009 and 2010)
- OSeW ranked her #21 of the best 112 female singles wrestlers in the OSeW Year-End Top 112 in 2009
- Most Improved of the Year (Nomination) (2010)
- The Other Side ranked her #14 of the best 148 female singles wrestlers in TOS Year-End Top 148 in 2010
- The Other Side ranked her #20 of the best 100 female singles wrestlers in TOS Mid-Year Top 100 in 2011
- Most Underrated of the Year (Nominated) (2009 and 2010), (Won) (2011)
- Most Improved of the Year Nominated (2010), Won (2011)
- The Other Side ranked her #6 of the best 77 female singles wrestlers in TOS Year-End Top 77 in 2011
- Sin City Wrestling
- SCW Bombshell Roulette Championship (1 time)
- World Women's Wrestling League
- 3WL Sky High Tag Team Championship (1 time - inaugural champion) - with Crystal Hilton
- 3WL Television Championship (1 time)
- 3WL Unified World Championship (1 time)
- Athena Cup Tournament (2011)
- Athena Tag League Tournament (2011) - with Crystal Hilton
- 3WL Hall of Fame (Class of 2013)
- Athena Award winner for Athena Tag Team of the Year (March 2011) - with Crystal Hilton as Ebony and Spice. 2.0
- Athena Award winner for Breakout Athena of the Year (March 2011)
- Athena Award winner for Moment of the Year (March 2011) 9-month undefeated streak in 3WL
- First Athena in 3WL history to hold a singles (Television) and tag team championship (Sky High Tag) simultaneously and the third woman to become double champion
- First Athena in 3WL history to win the Athena Tag League (April) and Athena Cup Tournament (December) in the same year (2011)
- Longest singles undefeated streak in company history (1 year, 1 month, 3 days; 399 days overall - or 57 weeks (January 21, 2011 - February 24, 2012)
- Longest Sky High Tag Team Championship reign in company history (6 months, 17 days; 201 days overall - or 28 weeks, 5 days) (April 24 - November 11, 2011)
- Longest undefeated streak in company history (9 months, 21 days; 294 days overall - or 42 weeks (January 21, 2011 - November 11, 2012)
- Second longest Television Championship reign in company history, and the first woman to break the 8-year record held by Marie Dupree to become then-longest reigning champion (7 months, 16 days; 231 days overall - or 33 weeks (July 8, 2011 - February 24, 2012)
- Third longest Unified World Championship reign in history (10 months, 4 days; 308 days overall - or 44 weeks (May 13, 2012 - March 17, 2013)
At a Glance
Technical/Lucha Libre - Mercedes compliments a well-rounded technical background with a limited lucha-libre style and often lethal stiff kicks, but she can adapt to whoever she is placed with in the ring, and isn't afraid to mix it up in a brawl if the situation calls for it. More often than not, she loves taunting her opponents to no end when she has the advantage, but if challenged, can become sadistic with a mean streak that can carry over into dangerous extremes.
When it comes to ring attire, functionability, flexibility, and sex appeal are the keys that Mercedes values above all else, which is why she sticks to two-piece outfits (mostly crop top/halter top/tank top/vest top and black pants or a crop-top+shorts combo) usually made of PVC, and often time showing a hint of cleavage and leaving the midriff exposed and black boots.
"Face to Face" by Siouxsie and the Banshees (January 9, 2009 – present, currently used now as an entrance theme for PRIDE AFCW - February 12, 2012 – present)
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2 (August 5, 2012; August 24, 2012 - present) (used regularly as an entrance theme for WEW - August 24, 2012 - April 19, 2013; used for her entrance at PRIDE AFCW's Apotheosis pay-per-view event on August 5, 2012; used regularly as an entrance theme for CPW - May 29 - August 18, 2013; used regularly as an entrance theme for SCW - June 2, 2013 – present)
- Mercedes has never lost a debut match in her career. She is currently 8-0-1 in debut matches
- Mercedes has only submitted five times in her career (three times in New Championship Wrestling, one time in World Elite Wrestling, and one time in World Women's Wrestling League)
- Mercedes once held tag team championships in three different promotions, having won the AFPW Tag Team Championship in February 2011, the 3WL Sky High Tag Team Championship in April 2011, and the NCW Women's Starlets Tag Team Championship in June 2011, holding them concurrently for nine months, from February 27 - December 22, 2011.
- Mercedes wrestled her 100th match of her career on May 26, 2012 in Bismark, North Dakota when on an episode of New Championship Wrestling's Saturday Night Trauma, she and Kathleen Conway as Opportunity defeated Team Twilight (Crystal Hilton and Mercedes Lewis), with Vargas earning the pinfall on Hilton after a roll-up
- Mercedes wrestled her 100th singles match of her career on July 3, 2013 in Uniondale, New York when on an episode of Championship Pro Wrestling's CPW TV, she was defeated by Roxi Johnson via pinfall, after Johnson connected with her Ray of Hope springboard kick.