Chaotic Wrestling is an independent wrestling promotion running shows in Massachusetts for over twenty years. Many top names have stopped through Chaotic, or been regular competitors over the years. Chaotic has been a promotion that I’ve wanted to check out and luckily they’ve been adding matches to their YouTube and have a twitch channel streaming their shows.
Their YouTube channel is what brings me to this column. I will regularly search YouTube to find interesting matches to review (I have a long, long list). I came across Chaotic and I really didn’t think there would be full length matches that would catch my eye. I was wrong. Upon searching the channel, I came across a few matches between JT Dunn and Davienne.
Yes, it’s inter-gender wrestling and I know that recently there’s been some debate about whether or not men and women should wrestle each other. Personally, it doesn’t bother me. Wrestling is all about storytelling and if there are people out there that think women can’t beat a man, well, that’s just wrong thinking.
Admittedly, I am only familiar with JT Dunn leading into this. I have not watched the matches prior to writing any of these reviews. Since I’m only familiar with Dunn, who I think is very underrated, I’m sure there may be questions as to why I’d watch these matches. Frankly, the inter-gender aspect did get my interest. The matches are also not short in length and there’s history between the competitors. Thankfully, Chaotic kind of makes it easy to piece together the issues on their YouTube.
There are four matches in the feud that I’ll be covering. Their latest one taking place in April 2022 and the first singles encounter taking place in March 2021. I’d like to thank Keith Langston for his assistance on context and for his Chaotic expertise. Lets get into the feud.
Davienne and JT Dunn formed a tag team in the summer of 2019 and right before COVID shut everything down across the country, they won the Chaotic Tag Team Championships in February 2020. Their reign came to an end on January 28th, 2021 losing to the Maine State Posse. Issues were brewing between the two from two weeks earlier when Davienne didn’t like how JT went about retaining the titles against the Posse by delivering a low blow. JT didn’t apologize when Davienne confronted him backstage about his actions.
On the 11th episode of RELOADED, Chaotic’s Internet show, Dunn cut a promo saying that he was talked down to and claimed that Davienne was not on his level. Dunn was finished with carrying someone that wasn’t on his level. Dunn was setting himself free from dead weight. Thus, the feud basis would be Davienne looking to prove to Dunn, herself and everyone that she was on Dunn’s level and perhaps even better. That brings us to the first singles match.
They lockup with Davienne backing Dunn into a corner before cleanly backing off. Dunn gets wrist control, but Davienne breaks free to counter with a wrist lock. Dunn takes Davienne down with a single leg takedown, but taunts the fans instead of following up. Dunn taunts Davienne saying he’s winning, but she notes that she’s standing up. They do a test of strength with Dunn getting the advantage. Dunn backs Davienne into a corner and backs off to taunt her. Davienne gets a go behind on Dunn and a body scissors on the mat. Dunn gets up and backs Davienne into the corner where Dunn taunts her. Dunn chops Davienne after a shove. Davienne ducks a chop and pummels Dunn with several strikes in the corner. Davienne hits a Davi Press and delivers more right hands. Dunn kicks Davienne into the ropes. Davienne forearms Dunn and tries for a German suplex, but Dunn takes her down instead and delivers a chop and forearms in the corner. Dunn runs into a boot in the corner. Davienne goes to the middle rope and leaps off, but Dunn avoids. Davienne may have jammed her knee and Dunn gets a two count. Dunn focuses his attack on the left knee.
Dunn slaps Davienne against the ropes, but Davienne responds with chops. Dunn eye rakes Davienne down to the mat. Davienne kicks Dunn on the knee, but Dunn stomps Davienne on the mat to maintain the advantage. Dunn keeps control on the mat with elbow strikes for a near fall. Dunn has Davienne on his shoulders, but she breaks free with forearm strikes. Dunn holds onto the ropes and delivers another strike for a near fall. Dunn keeps a leg lock on the mat, but Davienne refuses to give in and reaches the ropes to break the hold. Dunn continues to work over Davienne in the corner and chokes her over the middle rope. Dunn kicks Davienne in the corner a few times. Dunn hooks Davienne for a butterfly suplex, but switches for a vertical suplex. Davienne counters hitting a back suplex.
Dunn decks Davienne with a lariat to stop her momentum. Dunn taunts the crowd as Davienne stands up in the corner. Dunn misses a splash in the corner and fakes an elbow before kicking Davienne on the shin and drives her into the corner face first for a two count. Dunn continues to kick Davienne on the mat and tries for a leg lock and locks in a half Boston Crab. Davienne kicks Dunn away to break free. Davienne hits a German suplex to send Dunn rolling to the floor. Davienne clotheslines Dunn followed by a back elbow. Davienne hits a rip cord clothesline. Davienne splashes Dunn in the corner and hits a fisherman buster for a near fall. Davienne pulls Dunn up and looks for the Davi Driver, but Dunn breaks free with elbows. Dunn looks for a suplex, but Davienne breaks free looking for a chokeslam. Dunn kicks Davienne on the knee and misses a spinning elbow as Davienne hits a spear for a two count! Davienne hits the Davi Drop for a two count.
Dunn drops Davienne with a cutter out of the corner. Dunn waits in the corner, but misses a spinning elbow. Davienne tries for a chokeslam, but Dunn avoids it and almost gets pinned by a rollup. Dunn connects with the spinning elbow, but Davienne kicks out at two! Dunn kicks Davienne on the mat after Davienne called Dunn a bitch. Dunn locks in a single leg Boston Crab and prevents Davienne from reaching the ropes. Davienne continues to fight and kicks Dunn to the apron. Davienne is met with a kick by Dunn. Davienne nails Dunn with a forearm and hits a suplex over the middle rope. Davienne dropkicks Dunn into the ring post for the win. After the match, Davienne proclaims she’ll be the next heavyweight champion.
Match #1 Rating & Thoughts: ***1/4. This was a good setup for the feud, though a little surprising to have Davienne win the first encounter. Dunn came across as not taking her seriously and being really casual with his approach, which ended up costing him. I’m thinking we’ll see a more focused and intense Dunn as the feud continues along. The victory should prove to fans that Davianne can hang with the top male talent in Chaotic as she did a great job in the match. Her selling of the leg was believable and the closing sequence was nicely done. As I said before, I think was designed to be a setup for things to come and was a good start to their feud.
Their next encounter in Chaotic wouldn’t be for almost three months. On April 15th, 2021, JT Dunn won a three way match to become the number one contender to the Chaotic Heavyweight Championship defeating Danny Miles and Davienne. Dunn took advantage of Davienne’s damage to Miles and hit her with an elbow strike to steal the opportunity. Dunn left a shirt in Davienne’s hand to seemingly offer her a spot in his group, The Unit. The following week, Dunn won the Chaotic Heavyweight Championship defeating Mike Verna. Davienne made it clear she was not going to join Dunn’s group. Davienne would get her shot at the championship on the June 10th edition of RELOADED.
Davienne shoves Dunn across the ring and they have a standoff. Davienne takes Dunn down to the mat with a side headlock. Davienne shoulder blocks Dunn to the floor where the champ regroups. Dunn kicks Davienne and gets control on the mat with a headlock. Dunn delivers a few forearms. Davienne tries for a sunset flip, but Dunn counters and Davienne gets a two count with a backslide. Davienne kicks Dunn on the chest and Dunn rolls to the floor again. Davienne chops Dunn against the guard railing. Davienne sends Dunn into the guard railing ribs first. Davienne chops Dunn and prevents the champ from getting in the ring. Davienne sends Dunn into the railing ribs and back first to maintain the advantage. Dunn battles back with a chop to the throat. Davienne forearms Dunn several times against the apron. Dunn stops Davienne with a back suplex onto the apron and Dunn falls down on the floor.
Dunn stomps on Davienne in the corner and taunts the fans. Dunn works over Davienne in the corner with several strikes. Davienne fires back with a few forearms. Dunn nails Davienne with a clothesline for a two count. Dunn continues with a forearm against the ropes. Dunn keeps Davienne on the mat pulling back on her arms. Davienne tries to fight out, but Dunn yanks her down to the mat. Dunn chokes Davienne with wrist tape. Dunn continues to work over Davienne with strikes. Dunn hooks Davienne’s arm on the mat, but fails to get a submission. Dunn tosses Davienne with butterfly suplex. Davienne avoids a boot and hits a German suplex. Davienne clotheslines Dunn and hits a splash in the corner followed by strikes to the chest. Dunn avoids Davienne in the corner, but Davienne hits a back suplex turned into a chokeslam. Davienne plants Dunn with the Davi Bomb for a near fall.
Davienne kicks Dunn in the corner and looks for a dropkick, but Dunn avoids it. Davienne leaps off the apron to hit a crossbody on Dunn before returning to the ring. Dunn pump kicks Davienne and goes for a double under hook. Davienne counters with a backdrop, but Dunn rolls through. Davienne connects with a spear for a near fall! Davienne grabs Dunn on the apron and delivers a few strikes. Davienne hooks Dunn on the apron looking for a suplex. Dunn holds the ropes and wraps her arm over the top. Dunn kicks Davienne, but Davienne counters a slingshot with a chokeslam for a two count!
Dunn sends Davienne face first into the corner. Davienne avoids an elbow hitting a superkick. Davienne goes to the middle rope, but is met with an elbow strike. Dunn sits Davienne on the top turnbuckle and delivers a chop. Davienne shoves Dunn off and is met with a slap to the face. Dunn gets Davienne on his shoulders and hits a Death Valley Driver off the middle rope for a near fall. Dunn waits in the corner and nails Davienne with the Death By Elbow, but Davienne kicks out at two! Davienne arm drags Dunn and connects with her own version of Death By Elbow. Dunn is laying in the corner and Davienne hits a running baseball slide to send Dunn into the ring post. Davienne goes for a cover, but Dunn kicks out at two. Davienne and Dunn begins to strike each other from their knees. They standup continuing to trade forearms several times. Davienne delivers a clothesline and a sit down powerbomb. Dunn forearms Davienne and locks in a cobra clutch submission. That forces a submission by Davienne and Dunn retains the title.
Match #2 Rating & Thoughts: ****. That was fantastic. Going back to the first match, Davienne winning is probably the right call to give her believability to defeat Dunn. Knowing that she’s beaten him in the past made her near falls more compelling and I was more invested in the action. Dunn did a great job during the match as his mood and confidence was noticeably changing the more that Davienne was kicking out of his offense. There were a couple of moments where his cockiness turned into panic that he wouldn’t be able to put Davienne away. They are tied at one a piece and now a third match is needed to break that tie. I love the direction of the feud. I’m absolutely interested in another showdown.
Their third encounter would take place two months later at Chaotic Wrestling’s Summer Chaos event on August 27th, 2021.
They lockup with both struggling to get any momentum for a few moments. Davienne backs Dunn into a corner and they have a standoff. Dunn drop toe holds Davienne and they have another standoff. They do a test of strength with Davienne keeping Dunn on the mat trying to get a three count, but Dunn pops his shoulders up. Dunn chokes Davienne with her arms for a moment. Davienne hammers away on Dunn until Dunn regroups in the corner. Dunn taunts a fan in the front row and that allows Davienne to chop Dunn around ringside. Davienne strikes Dunn over the back and backs Dunn against the railing. Davienne chops Dunn a few times, but Dunn throat thrusts Davienne. Dunn chops Davienne and delivers a forearm. Davienne responds with a forearm, but Dunn kicks Davienne and sends her into the guard railing. Dunn misses a chop and hits the ring post. Dunn misses another chop and hits his other hand on the post. Davienne chops Dunn a few times and clubs Dunn over the back. Davienne rams Dunn’s face onto the apron and plays to the crowd. Dunn delivers a back suplex onto the apron to regain control of the contest.
Dunn knocks Davienne off the apron from behind. Dunn sends Davienne into the railing back first and sends her back into the ring. Dunn delivers a forearm to the lower back against the ropes. Dunn works over Davienne with chops in the corner. Dunn misses a clothesline, but manages to deliver on a second attempt for a near fall. Dunn keeps a chin lock on Davienne and yanks her down to the mat. Dunn pulls back on Davienne’s arm, but fails to get a submission. Davienne plants Dunn with a back suplex turned into a chokeslam. Davienne hammers away on Dunn, but Dunn sends Davienne into the corner face first. Davienne powerbombs Dunn out of the corner and both are down. Davienne clotheslines Dunn a few times. Davienne splashes Dunn in the corner followed by a few more strikes. Davienne boots Dunn in the corner and hits the Davi Drop for a near fall. Dunn avoids a dropkick in the corner, but is pulled onto the apron. Dunn hits a slingshot facebuster.
Dunn goes to the top rope, but Davienne cuts Dunn off and knocks Dunn off the ropes. Davienne hooks Dunn on the apron for a suplex, but Dunn counters with a hammerlock and sends Davienne face first into the corner. Dunn forearms Davienne, but Davienne tries for a chokeslam. Dunn breaks free and hits a back elbow in the corner. Davienne connects with a German suplex and a chokeslam to counter a rolling cutter leading to a near fall. Davienne runs into a knee strike by Dunn. Dunn goes to the top, but Davienne cuts Dunn off. Davienne gets distracted by the Unit on the aisle. Dunn delivers a double stomp to knock Davienne to the mat out of a tree of woe position. Dunn dropkicks Davienne into the ring post for a near fall. The Unit brawls on the floor with other Chaotic wrestlers. Davienne ducks a roaring elbow and almost wins with a rollup. Davienne counters a double under hook attempt, but Dunn avoids it. Dunn tries for a cutter, but Davienne counters with a cutter of her own for a two count.
They trade strikes from their knees before getting to their feet and trading more strikes. They both get knocked down on stereo forearm strikes. They trade some more chops from their knees. They get to their feet continuing to trade forearms. Davienne nails Dunn with a roaring elbow, but Dunn responds with one of his own for a near fall. Dunn taunts Davienne and slaps her. Davienne ducks an elbow and spears Dunn for the clean win and wins the title after nearly twenty-five minutes of action. After the match, Dunn drapes the championship over Davienne’s shoulder before leaving the ring.
Match #3 Rating & Thoughts: ****. A great moment and a great match. Davienne winning the title is one of the rare moments in wrestling where everyone in the crowd was behind her and wanted to see her win the title. The pure emotion on her face after the victory showed how much the title meant to her and little things like that put over the Chaotic Heavyweight Championship as being something worth having. Dunn showing respect at the end was a bit interesting to me, though I don’t think his behavior will change. Dunn can respect her, but still despise her and want to defeat her. It’s just an added layer to the history. It’s at a point now where there’s no reason for Dunn to take her as a lesser opponent as he had done earlier in the series. This was a great hard hitting and emotional bout with the desired ending.
To close out 2021, Davienne would successfully defend Mike Verna, JD Drake and VSK. Meanwhile, JT Dunn won control of Chaotic at Chaotic Wrestling’s Final Fight when he defeated Chase Del Monte. As a result, Dunn put Davienne in a match called Pandemonium, which involved Dunn, Davienne, Ace Romero, Alex Price, Brad Cashew, and Shannon LeVangie. Dunn would recapture the championship when Alisha Edwards helped Dunn and Chase Del Monte ended up joining the Unit. However, Davienne reminded them of her rematch clause and that her rematch with Dunn would take place inside of a steel cage on April 15th, 2022 at Cold Fury XX. In March, Davienne defeated Alisha in a Last Woman Standing Match to get some revenge.
There is a door and several chairs in the ring, so this is essentially a weapons cage match. They have a standoff in the middle of the ring with Davienne getting in Dunn’s face. Dunn isn’t entertaining the idea of looking at her, which is absolute disrespect. Dunn shoves Davienne away and she responds with a shove of her own. Davienne starts off with a flurry of chops in the corner and ducks a chop attempt by Dunn. Davienne stomps on Dunn and taunts the champ. Dunn chops Davienne coming out of the corner. Dunn kicks Davienne in the midsection and delivers an overhand strike. Dunn forearms Davienne in the corner followed by a forearm. Davienne responds with a few chops against the ropes. Davienne continues to chop Dunn, but Dunn chops Davienne. Dunn dropkicks Davienne on the mat and taunts the crowd. Dunn knee lifts Davienne and misses a clothesline. Davienne hammers away on Dunn after a Thez Press. Dunn knocks Davienne back to the mat. Dunn chops Davienne against the ropes and misses a clothesline. Davienne runs the ropes, but is met with an atomic drop and clothesline.
Dunn wedges a chair in the corner and knee drops Davienne. Dunn forearms Davienne, but Davienne battles back with strikes and almost sends Dunn into the chair. Davienne knocks Dunn down with strikes and slaps Dunn. Davienne tries for a spear, but is met with a knee strike. Dunn sends Davienne head first into the chair for a near fall. Dunn puts a body scissors on Davienne. Dunn keeps a chin lock on Davienne and splashes down on her back. Dunn locks in a chin lock, but Davienne refuses to give in. Dunn splashes down onto Davienne’s back to maintain the advantage and taunts the fans. Dunn controls Davienne on the mat with a sleeper, but she refuses to stay down. Davienne avoids a splash by getting her knees up. Davienne elbows off of Dunn’s shoulders and tried for a chokeslam. Davienne counters a cutter with a cutter of her own, but she can’t followup.
Davienne sends Dunn into the cage a few times face first. Davienne decks Dunn with a clothesline and hits a Davi Drop for a near fall. Davienne tries for a German suplex, but Dunn counters with a forearm strike. Davienne drives Dunn face first onto a steel chair. Davienne goes to the middle rope and grabs Dunn. Davienne hooks Dunn on the middle rope, but Dunn eye rakes Davienne. Dunn hits a tombstone piledriver onto the chair, but Davienne kicks out at two! Dunn climbs the cage, but Davienne stops Dunn on the top rope. Dunn prevents Davienne from making progress as they trade strikes on the top rope. Davienne rams Dunn into the cage several times. Davienne tosses Dunn off the top rope to the mat. Davienne can’t escape because the Unit has come out to stop her. Dunn gets up and powerboms Davienne off the top rope for a two count. Dunn closes the door and tells the Unit to leave as he wants to do it on his own.
Dunn grabs a chair from the corner as Davienne has not gotten up. Dunn rams Davienne face first onto the chair. Dunn has Davienne setup for a tombstone, but Davienne breaks free and leaps off the chair to spear Dunn for a near fall. Davienne sets the door up in the corner. Davienne tosses Dunn with a German suplex, but is kicked away by Dunn. Dunn accidentally nails the referee with an elbow. Dunn tries for a piledriver, but Davienne breaks free and chokeslams Dunn through the door in the corner!
A second referee tries to come out, but Chase Del Monte decks the referee. Davienne kicks the door into Del Monte’s face. Del Monte smashes the door into Davienne and Dunn hits the Death By Elbow for a near fall! They are on their knees as they exchange vicious blows. They standup and continue to trade forearms and chops. Davienne gets out of a sleeper and locks in a Boston Crab. Del Monte opens the door and pulls Dunn, but Davienne pulls Dunn back and Del Monte is pulled in as well. Davienne grabs Del Monte and she lets go. Davienne low blows Del Monte to avoid a strike. Davienne elbows Del Monte and Dunn almost wins with a rollup. Davienne avoids an elbow and hits two spears! Davienne locks in the Boston Crab and Dunn is forced to submit. Davienne has regained the Chaotic Heavyweight Championship!
Match #4 Rating & Thoughts: ***1/2. It’s a good cage match and a fitting conclusion to the feud. It was clear they repeated some spots from previous matches to tell a story, which is something I can appreciate. It seemed like that Del Monte getting involved kind of took away from the match and may have been unnecessary. I would have eliminated any kind of outside involvement and allow this to be a true cage match, which seems to be a rare thing to accomplish in wrestling. Regardless, it was a good match and fitting way to end the story. The era of Davienne in Chaotic begins.
I’m happy that I took the time to watch these matches and learn about the feud. This is one of the benefits of putting content on Youtube and allowing wrestling fans to check out the material. I learned about Davienne and became a fan of her work. I’m not sure I would have ever really came across this if it wasn’t on the YouTube channel. I hope you take the time to watch these matches, too. They were a lot of fun.
Thanks for reading.