As the music hits, the lights flash and bathe the stage in blinding white light. As the lights dim a bit, the jumbotron simultaneously fades in from black to white, leaving a staticy white background on the screen and Sahara is seen standing front and center on the stage, her arms up and her head tilted back beneath the lights.
She sports rows of Nordic style braids that tie her platinum hair back, and dark eyeliner accentuates her baby blue eyes, applied almost like warpaint. Her inky black attire has silver trim down the side of the legs, and black wrestling boots blend into black knee pads. The outfit is rounded off with a strappy black top.
NOTE: Her boots will be emblazoned down the front with silver lettering of any combination of words, usually something of a message meant for someone in particular.
- STD [Spiral Tap]
- Valkyrie's Descent [Coup de Grâce]
- Flight of the Valkyrie [From the outside/ring apron, springboard Superman Punch, performed in tribute to her legendary trainer Sinnocence]
- Various high flying moves (moonsault, suicide dive over the top or through the middle ropes, etc.)
- Various dropkicks, kicks, roundhouses/front kick/sweet chin music, etc. (favors kicks over punches)
- She will often flip her hair back before lining up an opponent to punch/kick them
- Release German Suplex
- Exploder Suplex
- Frog Splash
- Shining Wizard
- Sidewalk Slam (only used on smaller opponents)
- Float Over DDT
- Inverted Atomic Drop
Sahara, real name Lauren MacKay-Mirra, was born into a wrestling family, living and breathing the industry throughout her young life. Her family owned various small promotions that peaked with the larger and more successful AODWF in the late 1990’s during the boom period of the wrestling wars. Throughout her childhood, Lauren learned the in’s and out’s of wrestling, meeting many stars along the way, which led to an easy transition in becoming an in-ring performer at a mere 16 years of age.
After her entry into the wrestling world as a performer, Sahara found power in family name as well as her over the top good looks. While she found early success, she inevitably ran into the glass ceiling which was much more prevalent at the time. The idea of a woman contender, let alone a champion wasn’t a widely accepted idea in the 1990’s, and soon after turned her attention to finding success in other ways. While she thought she could never be champion, she figured she could create one. Shortly thereafter, she began manipulating her boyfriend (who later became her husband), Marcus Mirage, into what would become a memorable world title reign through a series of political and otherwise underhanded moves that propelled him to the top of the card. In her mind, it didn’t matter how they got there, just that they did.
Sahara is cited by many as the driving force behind the cunning nature of Marcus Mirage. Early in their careers, she’d purposefully put herself in precarious situations, often taking huge bumps in order to kickstart his thirst for revenge. She simply viewed herself as the motivation he lacked.
While their success was gratifying, Sahara became increasingly disillusioned by the emergence of the “bra-and-panties” era in the late 1990’s that turned woman wrestlers into a sideshow act for adolescents. Shortly after, Sahara left the wrestling scene.
It wasn’t until 15 years later, on April 20th, 2016, that Sahara unexpectedly returned in an officially sanctioned EWA series entitled, “All Bad Things”.
Upon her return to in-ring action she was met with a harsh reality check. After a series of demoralizing losses during the ensuing months that followed, she was sat down by EWA management and given an ultimatum. Booked in a match versus Azrael Goeren at Live from Tokyo, Stacy Vandervort and the EWA made it clear that if Sahara did not make an impact, her EWA contract would be terminated. Desperate to save her career, Sahara found herself in a position where the limits of what she’d be willing to do in order to win no longer existed. Seizing on this opportunity, Grace Goren, Elizabeth Gaunt and Duane Gates “adopted” the lost and desperate Sahara and unleashed her inner monster.
A reimagined Sahara emerged at Live from Tokyo and made the impact Stacy Vandervort requested by joining The Fallout under the guidance of Duane Gates and inciting the “Tokyo Vampire Incident”. The bloody sequence of events instantly transformed her into something of a monster, undeniably influenced by Grace Goeren, Elizabeth Gaunt and Duane Gates.
On August 8th, 2016, at Live from Tokyo, Sahara, the Crimson Queen, had finally arrived.
Though Sahara left nothing but pain and misery in her wake throughout her Fallout run, her reign of terror ended at the hands of The God Queen and Elizabeth Gaunt on April 21st 2017, exactly a year to the date of her debut in the EWA at Live from London. Left severely beaten, thoroughly embarrassed and cast out from the group in which her name became synonymous, Sahara would be left to fend for herself in the hostile territory of the EWA. Left with few allies, the Crimson Queen would re-emerge weeks after Live from London sporting a new look, and set to challenge her former leader, Grace Goeren.
As her rather odd relationship with Maggie McIntyre and Michael Draven grew, the trio bonded over the ensuing weeks when the girls finally found common ground in taking care of Michael Draven after he suffered a savage attack at the hands of Indrid Calder that left him with a shattered leg. As Maggie McIntyre sought revenge against Calder for his actions, Sahara turned her attention to recapturing what she’d long lost: The EWA Combat Championship. Still training under the guidance of the relentless Sinnocence, a series of events leading toward Champions Summit III gave the former Fallout member the opportunity she was looking for when Grace Goeren confronted her former angels and reluctantly accepted a 3-way ladder match challenge for the Combat title.
Sahara would emerge victorious and be crowned a two time Combat Champion at CSIII following a hard fought victory against Elizabeth Gaunt and Grace Goeren, solidifying her status in the EWA.
Following a tumultuous Summer of 17′, Sahara found herself falling further into the twisted relationship with now husband and wife, Michael Draven and Maggie McIntyre. Having nursed her “husband” back to health, and rehabbing him in the relentless fashion Sinnocence had taught her, the former student had graduated … combining newfound skill with a relentless drive and willingness to sacrifice her for the one true love: wrestling.
As the Summer drew to a close, Michael Draven found himself on top of the wrestling world as the World Heavyweight Champion, and jealously began to slowly creep into Sahara’s life. Now living with two champions — people she often refereed to as her husband and wife — she had recently lost her coveted Combat Title to William West from an assist from former family friend, Cronos Diamante shortly before, and while she dismissed this as a fluke, something dark began brewing in the EWA’s most well known blonde.
Finally given a shot at the top prize in the industry, Sahara would fail to capture the World Title at a show entitled Live from Sydney, where her husband would retain, further driving a silent rift between them. Sahara secretly — or not so secretly — believed the only reason her husband, Michael Draven had defeated Alexander Haven and captured the World Title was because of her relentless drive to give him the killer instinct she felt he lacked.
Due to the way in which the main event of Live from Sydney ended, a reinstated and reinvigorated Stacy Vandervort announced an immediate rematch in the Asylum, designed to prevent a repeat of what occurred at Live from Sydney to take place at Battlelines 35.
On Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at Battlelines 35 in the Asylum, Sahara would realize her lifelong dream in being crowned the EWA World Champion.
Sahara was a housewife.
Who became a wrestler.
Who became a savage Queen.
A champion of Combat.
…and finally, The Champion of the World.
* denotes a guest appearance in someone else’s RP
So This is What Happiness is Like [f/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (11.16.17)
*The Appointment [w/ Michael Draven, Indrid Calder & Maggie McIntyre] (11.13.17)
*Matter of Will [w/ Indrid Calder] (11.8.17)
The Main Event [f/ Michael Draven] (11.6.17)
Dominion [f/ Isaac Entragian, Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (11.3.17)
*The Wolf & The Spider [w/ Isaac Entragian & HATE] (11.1.17)
*Seventy Two Hours [w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (10.31.17)
*The Hunted [w/ Isaac Entragian, Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (10.26.17)
Nightmareland [f/ Isaac Entragian, Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (10.26.17)
Beyond Personal [f/ Michael Draven] (10.25.17)
*Welcome [w/ Indrid Calder] (10.24.17)
*Double-Edged Sword [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (10.24.17)
The Reign of the Crimson Queen | Homecoming [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (10.20.17)
*Congratulations [w/ Michael Draven] (10.19.17)
The Nuclear Choice, Part IV: The Plan [f/ Michael Draven] (10.15.17)
*The Nuclear Choice, Part III: Sweet Pandemonium [w/ Michael Draven] (10.12.17)
*The Nuclear Choice, Part II [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (10.10.17)
It’s Never Enough [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Gates] (10.9.17)
The Triangle, Part V: Assuming Control [f/ Stacy Vandervort, Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (10.9.17)
*De-Escalation [w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (10.6.17)
Voices of the Past (10.2.17)
Feeling Terror [f/ Maggie McIntyre] (10.1.17)
The Masks We Wear [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (9.27.17)
Want [w/ Indrid Calder] (9.19.17)
To Michael (9.19.17)
All Good Things Must Come to an End [f/ Gates & Marcus Mirage] (9.18.17)
To Grace (9.15.17)
*The Road to Sydney, Part II: Everything Ends, NOTHING Ends [w/ Michael Draven] (9.15.17)
Along Came a Spider (9.14.17)
You Took My Heaven Away (9.8.17)
*Three is Now Company, Never a Crowd [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (9.8.17)
*Highs and Lows [w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (9.7.17)
To All of You (9.5.17)
When I Close My Eyes, I See You Die [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (8.28.17)
Nightmares Never Really Go Away [w/ Maggie McIntyre] (8.25.17)
*Wherefore Art Thou, Masochist? [w/ William West] (8.24.17)
M A G G I E [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (8.15.17)
The Triangle, Part VII: And They Lived Happily Ever After…[w/ Maggie McIntyre, MIchael Draven & Stacy Vandervort] (8.11.17)
*Damage Assessment [w/ Cronos Diamante & Michael Draven] (8.10.17)
The Triangle, Part VI: The Talisman [w/ Michael Draven, Maggie McIntyre, GRIMM & Indrid Calder] (8.10.17)
The Triangle, Part IV: Sahara Rising [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (8.8.17)
*The Triangle, Part III: Termination [w/ Michael Draven, Maggie McIntyre & Stacy Vandervort] (8.7.17)
*The Triangle, Part II: The Devil [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (8.4.17)
*The Triangle, Part I: An Open Letter [w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (8.4.17)
Happy Wives, Happy Lives [f/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (8.1.17)
I Want My Two Dollars [f/ Sinnocence, Josh Kaine & Mojave] (7.24.17)
*A Family Affair [w/ Cronos Diamante & Marcus Mirage] (7.22.17)
The Sahara Era [f/ Michael Draven] (7.17.17)
The Aftermath [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (7.16.17)
Fuck You, Elizabeth Gaunt…and Thanks for Everything (7.6.17)
*I Hate You, Jada Kaine [w/ Sinnocence] (7.3.17)
Not the Third Wheel [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (7.3.17)
*Frankenstein’s Monster [w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntytre] (6.29.17)
*“Physical” Therapy [w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (6.26.17)
Fuck You, Grace Goeren…and Thanks for Everything (6.23.17)
*Anna, Are You Okay? No One Cares, Really [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (6.16.17)
Accidents Happen (6.14.17)
You Have My Word (6.9.17)
The Devil on Her Shoulder [f/ Nikki Caldwell] (6.6.17)
Bulls-Eye, Part IV: Michael’s Sacrifice to Humanity [f/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (5.31.17)
*Bulls-Eye, Part III [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (5.30.17)
The Rag Mag Interviews Sahara (5.25.17)
Bulls-Eye, Part II [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (5.24.17)
*Bulls-Eye, Part I [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (5.23.17)
*Wolf Industries – Indoctrination: Stumbling Blocks (5.22.17)
Goodbye [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (5.16.17)
*Three is Becoming a Crowd [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Michael Draven] (5.8.17)
Practice Makes Crazy [f/ Josh Kaine & Mojave] (5.7.17)
*Broken Bones & Hearts [w/ Michael Draven, Maggie McIntyre, Alexander Haven & Alyssa Marie Haven] (5.5.17)
Rebuilding Bridges, Part V: Epilogue [w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (5.4.17)
A Week in the Life Of…[w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (5.3.17)
Ghosts of the Past, Part II: A Business Proposition [f/ Cronos Diamante] (5.1.17)
Rebuilding Bridges, Part V: The Confrontation [w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (4.28.17)
*Rebuilding Bridges, Part IV: The Return [w/ Michael Draven & Maggie McIntyre] (4.27.17)
The Wolf Indoctrination, Part II (4.26.17)
The Wolf Indoctrination (4.24.17)
A Bottle of Jameson (4.17.17)
*Your Decision (Full Circle] [w/ Michael Draven] (4.7.17)
Stand There and Listen [f/ Sinnocence] (4.3.17)
*Confessions [w/ Michael Draven] (3.17.17)
Farewell My Dearest Josh (3.17.17)
Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down [w/ Josh Kaine, Azrael Goeren & Sinnocence] (3.16.17)
Broken Armor [f/ Michael Draven] (3.14.17)
Call Me Maggie (3.9.17)
We’re the Poison in Each Others’ Veins [f/ Josh Kaine & Michael Draven] (2.27.17)
*Check Mate [w/ Gates] (2.24.17)
Your Reputation Precedes You [f/ Gates] (2.23.17)
Clash of the MacKays [w/ Mojave] (2.21.17)
*#relationshipgoals [w/ Josh Kaine & Sinnocence] (2.21.17)
Greed and Jealousy in the Garden of Eden (2.21.17)
*Game on, Bitch [w/ Gates] (2.20.17)
*We’re Damned [w/ Michael Draven] (2.17.17)
Bad Dreams, Bad Reality [f/ Josh Kaine] (2.15.17)
Introducing Valkyrie Fitness (2.11.17)
Natalie Burrows Sucks (2.8.17)
It’s This Thing I Am [f/ Sinnocence] (2.3.17)
*Off With Her Head [w/ Michael Draven] (2.3.17)
They Die (1.31.17)
*The Noose, Part III [w/ Sean Boden & Sinnocence] (1.29.17)
Delaware Park [w/ Sean Boden & Sinnocence] (1.29.17)
The Point of No Return [f/ Michael Draven, GRIMM & Maggie McIntyre] (1.25.17)
Only in My Dreams Do I Feel Remorse [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Sinnocence] (1.24.17)
RISE of the Valkyrie [f/ Sinnocence] (1.21.17)
Ike’s End [w/ Issac Entragian, Lucy Blaylock & Elizabeth Gaunt] (1.21.17)
Willmott, Seton & Stein, Oh My! (1.6.17)
The Sinn-Sahara Non-Disclosure Agreement [f/ Sinnocence] (1.3.17)
A NEW AND IMPROVED Open Letter to Stacy Vandervort (1.1.17)
Unapologetically Plastic [f/ Maggie McIntyre] (12.31.16)
Late Night Rendezvous [w/ Michael Draven] (12.20.16)
The Crimson Queen [f/ Rick Remington] (12.19.16)
The Gift of Terror (12.16.16)
*Temptation & Sin [w/ Michael Draven] (12.6.16)
Hey Maggie, Go Fuck Your Seflie [f/ Michael Draven] (12.5.16)
We Are At War (12.3.16)
A Fallen Angel Rises [f/ Sinnocence & Maggie McIntyre] (11.30.16)
At the Gates of Valhalla, Part II [f/ Sinnocence] (11.24.16)
At the Gates of Valhalla, Part I [f/ Marcus Mirage & Mojave] (11.24.16)
Dear Ray (11.19.16)
Fallen Angel (11.17.16)
Family Affairs, Part II [f/ Mojave] (11.11.16)
*One with HATE [w/ Sahara & Maggie McIntyre] (11.6.16)
A Rambling Incoherent Mess (11.5.16)
A Sincere Apology to Ray Willmott & the EWA Fans (11.4.16)
Reverence [w/ Elizabeth Gaunt] (11.2.16)
Secrets [f/ Maggie McIntyre] (11.2.16)
The Man Came Around (10.27.16)
Hurt [f/ Maggie McIntyre] (10.24.16)
Forgive Me Maggie, For I Have Sinned (10.20.16)
Don’t Be A Wrestler (10.15.16)
*Holding Court [w/ Grace Goeren] (10.13.16)
*Better the Devil You Know [w/ Maggie McIntyre & Cal Rayner] (10.13.16)
Dancing with the Devil [f/ Sean Boden] (10.10.16)
Beneath Shadows [w/ Elizabeth Gaunt] (10.10.16)
Long Live the Queens (10.6.16)
Sahara in the Cell (10.5.16)
To Err is Human [f/ Maggie McIntyre] (10.2.16)
God’s Work [w/ Elizabeth Gaunt] (9.29.16)
*In Odium Veritas [w/ Maggie McIntyre] (9.28.16)
Spilling the Beans [f/ Maggie McIntyre] (9.24.16)
The Expulsion From Paradise [f/ Sinnocence] (9.22.16)
I, Monster (9.20.16)
The Next Generation (9.9.16)
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly & The Amazing (9.7.16)