Mandy Leon was wrestling in just her second year in 2015 when she made history. In Baltimore, “The Exotic Goddess” took on Deonna Purrazzo in what was the first women’s bout in the officially-branded Women of Honor division. Since then, Mandy’s journey has taken her across the globe, competing with the best in both Women of Honor and STARDOM in Japan!
But it all started at the ROH Dojo in Bristol, PA.
"From day one stepping into the ROH Dojo as a student, on the first day of training six years ago, I told my dojo family that I wanted to be the woman that brings a women’s division to Ring Of Honor Wrestling,” Mandy told ROHWrestling.com before stating her biggest goal: become the first ever Women’s champion in the history of Ring Of Honor.
With the creation of the Women of Honor Championship, Mandy now has that chance. If she can outlast the other 15 competitors from all over the globe, her dream will become a reality, another accolade that follows up a history-making year!
In 2017, just three years after her professional wrestling debut, Mandy made history on a near-monthly basis. In June, Mandy competed in the first Women of Honor bout that was highlighted on a ROH Pay Per View. In August, she was selected for the STARDOM 5 STAR Grand Prix. In her first match, Mandy shocked the world by defeating one of the very best and most popular stars in the world, Io Shirai. In October, Mandy would be among the six women in the first Women of Honor match to be aired live during the Global Wars Tour.
“Everyone thought I was crazy but throughout the past few years within ROH, I have proven that if you put your mind to it and never give up, you can do anything,” Mandy stated. “Work hard, train hard, achieve! And now, with a historic 16-woman tournament to crown the first ever Women of Honor Champion finally taking place, 2018 is when I become the first-ever Women Of Honor Champion to complete my vision and dream,” Mandy declared.
Mandy made the most of every opportunity and has proved herself among the Women of Honor’s elite. With her rapid growth and the priceless experience she has accumulated, Mandy has a chance to make history yet again, this time by becoming the first Women of Honor Champion, perhaps with the submission move she defeated Io with, the Havannah Dreams. Will she emerge from the field of 16 to become the first Women of Honor Champion?