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Holly Letkeman (November 29, 1983) is a Canadian female professional wrestler currently signed to Impact Wrestling under the ring name Rosemary. She was a member of the tag team/stable known as Decay. She is a one-time Impact Wrestling Women's Knockout Champion.

Letkeman has worked for promotions such as BSE Pro, BCW, Maximum Pro Wrestling, NCW Femmes Fatales, Smash Wrestling, RISE Wrestling and SHIMMER Women Athletes. Rush is a former NCW Femmes Fatales Champion, and is also a former SHIMMER Tag Team Champion with Sara Del Rey.

Early life

Letkeman grew up in Stonewall, Manitoba where she was exposed to professional wrestling by her father. During high school, she and a friend had a brief try with training at a local school, but quit after one session when the school wanted them to have a match. She later attended University of Manitoba where her major was film studies. After graduation, she worked on a few film sets she decided to resume the childhood interest in pro wrestling after hearing of Eddie Guerrero's death and attended Scott D'Amore's school in Windsor in May 2007 where she was taught by Tyson Dux and Johnny Devine as well as D'Amore. She initially used the name P.J. Tyler (reflecting her love of Aerosmith) but later changed it to Courtney Rush.

Career

Early career

She made her debut in Pro Wrestling for PTW on January 30, 2008 in a losing effort against Haley Rogers as Casey Maguire. Two months later, on March 28, 2008, she changed her name to PJ Tyler and got her first victory against Haley Rogers, this time wrestling for RSW. She was scheduled to take the position of Jennifer Blake as PWX Commissioner but her position was taken by "Danger Boy" Derek Wylde in a controversial way. She soon started a feud with Haley Rogers during a tag team with Jennifer Blake against the same Haley Rogers and Jade Chung. During this contest she broke Haley's nose and she aggravated this injury during a single contest the following week. Those two athletes met different times during the 2008 and GLORY Wrestling dedicated them an article about the match that took place on September 12, 2008. During the first part of 2009 she competed in different matches with Cherry Bomb, Jennifer Blake, Holly Hilton, and Amazing Kong. On the day of her 26th birthday she was able to win her first title in her career by defeating Deanna Conda in the final of the WILD Tournament 2009 to win the GCW W.I.L.D. Championship.

SHIMMER Women Athletes

PJ Tyler was announced to debut for Shimmer on March 22, 2010 on the Shimmer Board. She made her first appearance for Shimmer Women Athletes as part of the Sparkle Division on April 10, 2010. During the Sparkle match she was defeated by Anna Minoushka. She made also a second appearance as part of the Sparkle the following day teaming with Leva Bates defeating the team of Anna Minoushka and She Nay Nay.

In March 2011, she faced Mena Libra, Daizee Haze, and Kellie Skater as Courtney Rush as part of the main SHIMMER division but lost to all three. At the next set of tapings in October 2011, Rush faced Yumi Ohka, Nikki Roxx, and Sara Del Rey, where Rush picked up a win against Roxx but lost to the other two wrestlers. After two wins on March 17, 2012 over Rhia O'Reilly and Sassy Stephie, on March 18, the babyface Rush formed a tag team with the villainous Sara Del Rey, first defeating Regeneration X, and then winning a four-way match to become the new Shimmer Tag Team Champions. On June 7, Rush and Del Rey lost the titles to the Canadian NINJAs (Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez) at a Femmes Fatales event when Del Rey abandoned Rush during the match. On April 13, 2013, Rush defeated Athena, Madison Eagles and Saraya Knight in a four-way match to earn her first shot at the Shimmer Championship. Rush received her title match later that same day, but was defeated by the defending champion, Cheerleader Melissa.

Rush would suffer a fractured collarbone in September 2013, forcing her to miss SHIMMER's October 2013 shows, but she returned for Volume 62 on April 5, 2014, where she failed to captured the NCW Femmes Fatales Championship from Mercedes Martinez.

Rush formed a tag team with Xandra Bale on April 11, 2015, referring to themselves as Ontario's Top Team. They defeated Made In Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made) at Volume 72, but they would fail to defeat The Kimber Bombs for the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship at Volume 73. After the match, Rush showed signs of a heel turn due to frustration with Bale. The following day at Volume 74, Rush and Bale were defeated by Team Slap Happy (Evie and Heidi Lovelace), and after the match ended, Rush turned into a villainess and attacked Bale, blaming her for the loss. Rush defeated Bale in a grudge match later that day at Volume 75.

NCW Femmes Fatales

Rush (as PJ Tyler) debuted for NCW Femmes Fatales on February 6, 2010. At the beginning she was scheduled to take on Kacey Diamond but plans were changed and she teamed with Mary Lee Rose to take on the team of Anna Minoushka and Anastasia Ivy. She was able to hit with her finishing maneuver but the team of Anna and Anastasia got the win via pin fall. Due to her being the current WILD Champion, she entered the first ever NCW FF Tournament for the NCW Femmes Fatales Championship. In the first round she faced Portia Perez in a first time ever match but was unable to score the win. In October 2010, Rush defeated Cat Power and Sassy Stephie in a triple threat match.

In March 2011, Rush (now appearing as Courtney Rush) defeated the evil Cat Power in a Street Fight. At the July 2011 card, Rush faced Madison Eagles in the semi-main event but lost to her. In October 2011, she faced and defeated Kellie Skater. At Femmes Fatales X in November 2012, Rush defeated Portia Perez in Part 1 of the event, but lost to Ryo Mizunami in Part 2. At Femmes Fatales XI in March 2013, Rush defeated Allison Danger to win the Bellatrix World Championship. In June, Rush faced off to a double DQ against Cheerleader Melissa in a #1 Contender's Match for the NCW Femmes Fatales Championship. The double DQ came after Melissa turned into a villainess during the match and was set to use a steel chair on Rush, leading to a brawl between the two. At Femmes Fatales XIII, Rush caused a distraction that led to Melissa and Mercedes Martinez losing to LuFisto and Sweet Cherrie. Rush and Melissa competed in a 30 Minute Iron Woman Match at Femmes Fatales XIV on April 19, 2014, which ended in a 1-1 draw after Martinez's interference.

At Femmes Fatales XV on August 16, 2014, Rush defeated Melissa, Martinez, and LuFisto in a four-way match to capture the NCW Femmes Fatales Championship. Rush retained her title against Melissa at Femmes Fatales XVI on October 25. Rush lost the title to LuFisto in a triple threat match also involving Saraya Knight at Femme Fatales XVII on April 4, 2015.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2016–present)

In January 2016, Rush signed with TNA Wrestling (TNA). Rush debuted dressed as a macabre clown, speaking in riddles whilst Crazzy Steve and Abyss attacked TNA World Tag Team champions The Wolves and stole their title belts, thus forming a Heel stable called Decay. She then officially became known as Rosemary. She helped Decay defeat Beer Money (Bobby Roode & James Storm) to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Rosemary then became involved in storylines with Jimmy Havoc and Bram. In the case of Bram Rosemary stalked him, trying to get him to join Decay. Bram resisted so he was eventually attacked by Decay. Afterwards, Rosemary began to set her sights on the knockouts division of TNA. She entered into feuds with Gail Kim and Jade. Rosemary defeated Jade for the vacant TNA Women's Knockout Championship on October 9, 2016. Rosemary and Jade competed in a series of matches during their feud including a Six Sides of Steel Cage match, Monster's Ball match and Last Knockout Standing match. Rosemary along with her family in Decay participated in a feud with The Broken Hardyz & Rebecca Hardy which saw them face each other multiple times including in a Delete or Decay match at the Hardy Compound. During her title reign, Sienna and Laurel Van Ness were involved in a feud with Allie. On May 25, 2017, Sienna and Laurel Van Ness were attacking Allie in the ring when Rosemary arrived to save Allie. Allie later asked Rosemary why she saved her to which Rosemary explained that "the hive" sent her to protect Allie. The relationship between Allie & Rosemary was seen by Allie as a best friendship while Rosemary being a dark demonic character didn't understand the concept of friendship with the bubbly happy go lucky Allie. This alliance became known as DemonxBunny, Demon being a reference to Rosemary's nickname as the Demon Assassin and Bunny being the nickname Rosemary gave Allie. Rosemary held the Knockouts championship for 266 days before losing it to Sienna at Slammiversary XV. In late 2017 Rosemary entered into a feud with Taya Valkyrie who she ultimately defeated in a No Disqualification match in early 2018. Next Rosemary entered into a feud with Su Yung, a new demonic character who arrived on the scene. Su Yung would go on to defeat Rosemary and place her in a coffin which she later set on fire. This sent Rosemary into the Undead Realm. At Bound for Glory XIV when Allie entered the Undead Realm to face Su Yung and save her friend Kiera Hogan, Rosemary appeared and held off Su Yung and her undead bridesmaids long enough so Allie and Kiera could escape.

Acting career

Letkeman has also acted in several independent movies, including Monster Brawl (where she played Witch Bitch), Exit Humanity and Beat Down.

Filmography

  • Monster Brawl (2011)
  • Exit Humanity (2011)
  • Beat Down (2012)

Wrestling facts

  • Signature Moves
    • Asian mist
    • Coast to Coast (Front corner-to-corner missile dropkick)
    • Double underhook suplex
    • Exploder suplex
    • Hip toss
    • Lotus lock
    • Nightmare Make Believe (Bronco buster)
    • Russian leg sweep
    • Spear
    • Top rope crossbody
    • The Upside Down (Hanging figure-four headlock)
  • Nicknames
    • "The Canadian Assassin"
    • "The Death Dealer"
    • The Demon Assassin"
    • "Red"

Championships and accomplishments

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Knockouts

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Stables & Tag Teams

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