Josette Bynum (September 11, 1977), better known by her ring name Josie, is an American professional wrestler formerly signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the name Sojourner Bolt and occasionally wrestles for Shimmer Women Athletes and Ohio Valley Wrestling.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2008–2009, 2013)
At Slammiversary, then-Knockout Champion Awesome Kong was challenged by Bynum, under the name Josie Robinson, and fellow OVW regular Serena Deeb, with the winner claiming both Kong's $25,000 prize and her Women's Championship. However, both were subsequently defeated in consecutive matches. Bynum returned to TNA on the August 28, 2008 episode of Impact! under the ring name Sojournor Bolt and was defeated by Awesome Kong. On October 12, Bynum, again under the Sojournor Bolt name, took part in a dark match at Bound for Glory IV, where she and Eric Young defeated Christy Hemme and Lance Rock. On the November 20 episode of Impact!, she teamed up with Hemme and was defeated by Angelina Love and Velvet Sky. On December 3, it was announced that TNA had signed Bynum to a contract. On the December 11 of Impact! she was defeated by Christy Hemme. After the match the two women brawled and Bolt became a heel. On the December 25 edition of Impact!, Bolt teamed with Awesome Kong, Rhaka Khan, and Raisha Saeed in a losing effort to the team of Christy Hemme, ODB, Roxxi, and Taylor Wilde. On TNA's official website, the spelling of her ring name was tweaked to Sojourner Bolt, but later changed back to its original spelling.
On the January 8, 2009 edition of Impact!, Bolt, along with Raisha Saeed and Rhaka Khan, accompanied Awesome Kong to the ring for her match against Madison Rayne. At Genesis, Bolt teamed up with Khan and Saeed to form a faction known as the Kongtourage. The Kongtourage was defeated by ODB, Taylor Wilde and Roxxi, however. On the next Impact!, she again teamed with Saeed and Khan in a losing effort to ODB, Taylor Wilde and Roxxi. On the January 22 edition of Impact!, Bolt lost to ODB after via disqualification due to the Kongtourage interfering. On the January 28 edition of Impact!, she competed in a handicap match as she, Rhaka Khan, Raisha Saeed and Awesome Kong defeated ODB. On February 12, 2009, she won a gauntlet battle royal defeating Madison Rayne, ODB, Roxxi, Velvet Sky, Taylor Wilde, Angelina Love, Raisha Saeed, and Rhaka Khan to receive a title shot against Kong. On the February 19 edition of Impact! during an interview with Bolt, she was interrupted by Saeed, who claimed that Bolt talked too much and did not understand anything, to which Bolt responded by saying "she understood, she just didn't listen". The following week on Impact!, Bolt and Rhaka Khan called out both Saeed and Awesome Kong and challenged them to a match, which they won after Bolt pinned Saeed, which in turn made Bolt and Khan fan favorites.
On March 5 edition of Impact!, Bolt and Khan lost to The Beautiful People in a four corners tag team match. It was announced on the same edition of Impact! that Bolt would finally challenge Kong for the Knockout Championship at Destination X, which she lost. Bolt turned back into a villainess and competed in the Queen of the Cage match at Lockdown against ODB, Madison Rayne and Daffney, which ODB won. On April 23, edition of Impact!, the evil Bolt defeated Taylor Wilde in a ladder match after knocking Wilde off the ladder with brass knuckles, earning herself yet another shot at the Knockout Championship. She received her title shot on the May 28, edition of Impact!, but lost the match after Angelina Love sprayed perfume in her eyes and then performed her Lights Out finishing move. On the September 3, edition of Impact!, she participated in the Knockouts Tag Team Championship tournament, teaming with Hamada in a losing effort to Tara and Christy Hemme in the first round. After the match, Hamada attacked Bolt. On November 10, Bynum was released from her TNA contract.
On March 17, 2013, Bolt returned to TNA as a villainess at the Knockouts Knockdown PPV that aired on September 6, 2013; competing in a three-way match against Hannah Blossom and Taeler Hendrix that was won by Blossom.
- Finishing and signature moves
- With Ariel
- Tag teams and stables
- KongTourage (TNA)
- Entrance Themes
Championships and accomplishments
- 3XW Wrestling
- 3XW Women's Champion (1 time)
- Midwest Intensity Wrestling
- MIW Women's Champion (1 time)
- NWA Midwest
- NWA Midwest Women's Champion (1 time)
- Ohio Valley Wrestling
- OVW Women's Champion (7 times)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked her #24 in the 2009 PWI Top 50 Females
- World League Wrestling
- WLW Women's Champion (2 times)
|2009 PWI Top 50 Females|
|Mickie James • Angelina Love • Melina • MsChif • Tara • Awesome Kong • Beth Phoenix • Michelle McCool • Maryse • Taylor Wilde • Sara Del Rey • Cheerleader Melissa • Gail Kim • Mercedes Martinez • ODB • Daizee Haze • Sarita • Daffney • Madison Rayne • Katie Lea Burchill • Nikki Roxx • Angel Orsini • Velvet Sky • Sojo Bolt • Natalya • Rain • Amber O'Neal • Jillian Hall • Jetta • Lufisto • Madison Eagles • Nevaeh • Wesna Busic • Kelly Kelly • Portia Perez • Danyah • Ariel • Jennifer Blake • Nicole Matthews • Serena Deeb • Allison Danger • Malia Hosaka • Lexie Fyfe • Jamie D • Amy Lee • Annie Social • April Hunter • Cherry Bomb • Jessie McKay • Rosa Mendes|