That's Jacelyn (The Strangler) in sporting blonde locks matched up with Lucy (The Crusher) sporting her red hair in a new "do"...
Earlier they posed for a photo, and Lucy hogged the camera.
Jacelyn is more the (much) more experienced grappler.
Maybe that was a bad idea?
Jacelyn's ground game is well ahead of Lucy's.
We're talking serious daylight and a different league.
So how does Lucy plan on staying competitive in this?
Lucy's game may be rounded, but it's what happens to people that end up between Lucy's thighs that got her the nickname "Crusher".
In boxing when someone is badly outclassed they will be beaten.
Sometimes though, the lesser fighter can still hit hard enough.
If they get lucky and land that one shot to the chin...
In boxing it's called the "puncher's chance".
No matter how good the other fighter is, you may get that one shot on the button to score the win.
So what's the wrestling equivalent of a "puncher's chance"?
If Lucy can hold on long enough, maybe she can pull guard...
First she needs to keep her neck attached to the rest of her spine.
So far this has gone fairly easy for Jacelyn.
She's keeping control and maintaining top position with either mount or side control.
She has also noticed though that Lucy's balance and ground position are both very good.
Strong legs don't just squeeze. They push and turn also.
Lucy's time on the roller derby rink means she has formidable balance to go with that leg strength.
So twisting and shoving Lucy works position...
In the end Jacelyn isn't able to hold the neck crank and she's working hard to keep that control.
For all of that the Silent Strangler is still pretty relaxed.
From mount she gets Lucy's head and an arm, and then leans to the side and squeezes.
Not too hard though.
She'd still annoyed about that photo earlier and thinking she wants to squeeze the Crusher a little while first.
Again Lucy's ability to move and turn makes a difference and she twists.
Jacelyn isn't letting go yet though, and decides to grab that arm.
Jacelyn is thinking this has gotten pretty easy.
Maybe she'll try and rub things in a bit here?
One of the Crusher's signatures, Lucy is being reminded what a figure four head scissor feels like on the receiving end.
Jacelyn is no weakling either. Not by a long shot.
Lucy knows she needs to break this one, and she knows how she needs to do it.
She's also thinking this may be her chance - best make full use of it.
Lucy's power and balance show again.
The Crusher turns herself and Jacelyn over, both onto their stomachs on the mat.
Jacelyn has gotten a little too confident.
That kind of simple figure four head scissor is almost simplistic enough to be embarrassing, which is exactly why she used it.
That may have been too arrogant.
For all that she's actually not that familiar with using it against someone who knows how to defend it.
And now face down she's holds the scissor while trying to figure out what to do next.
Lucy does know what to do next. Using her arms she creates space between Jacelyn's legs, and then pulls her head out.
Then cat like she jumps onto Jacelyn's back and takes rear mount.
Jacelyn doesn't realise yet the problem she's got, but the way that head is being shoved into the mat has her a bit distracted.
That arm is a little uncomfortable now also.
Lucy's been given her "puncher's chance", and has every intention of grabbing (squeezing?) things for all they are worth.
Now the "Silent Strangler" didn't get that nickname for yelling and screaming.
Quite the opposite, the most noise she normally ever makes is a short gasp, and even that isn't very often.
I guess we all need to mark the date then.
Jacelyn needs to work position.
With the Crusher holding the scissor the advantage on controlling position has shifted, and now Jacelyn is controlling where the two wrestlers moving.
So with her teeth gritted Jacelyn is now in top.
Lucy is still holding on with the scissor for all it's worth.
Jacelyn gets her elbows into Lucy's thighs hard and fast, breaking the scissor hold.
Now the Crusher still has Jacelyn in guard, but it's open and both wrestlers are working position.
Jacelyn feels like some of her internal organs have been rearranged, and while she recovers and catches her breath she's at less than full game.
Now she's worried.
So when Crusher pulls tight and moves to a higher guard position it's because Jacelyn is distracted and hurt.
And when Jacelyn finally realises where she is relative to the Crusher that worry turns to mild panic...
The Silent Strangler never screams.
She hardly ever makes any noise at all.
It's pretty freaking amazing that Lucy squeezed a gasp of pain out earlier.
So now let's imagine a large water balloon hitting the pavement after a drop from the rooftop.
Imagine the sound that water balloon makes when it bursts on impact with the concrete driveway.
Imagine replacing that sound with a word.
Imagine that the word is "FUCK!"
Except a lot louder.
The panic just stopped being mild, even if the Strangler hasn't actually screamed.
Jacelyn needs to do something to force Lucy's ankles apart.
Rolling over to give up full mount isn't normally a good choice.
It's the only choice available and it needs to be made immediately.
And it works.
The pressure of that scissors has quite literally squeezed her internal organs hard enough to leave her wanting to puke.
Gasping Jacelyn struggles to not throw up while concentrating on her insides moving back to where they should be.
It feels like her ribs have been separated on both sides and the pain is nearly paralytic.
Jacelyn is hurt and in a terrible position. She knows she can only hope to defend while she tries to recover.
She also knows she cannot get herself in Lucy's leg scissor again.
So far Jacelyn is not off to a good start.
Lucy has taken the stranglers back again.
What is the Crusher trying to do from here?
What they Crusher is trying to do is very straightforward.
She's following the scent of blood.
She's got her legs around Jacelyn's waist again.
Rolling to the side Jacelyn has blocked the worst of the Crusher's strength by forcing Lucy's foot and ankle into the mat.
So now she just needs to defend the Crusher's attempts to squeeze her neck instead.
Jacelyn needs to make a desperate gamble.
She has to prevent Lucy's legs closing around her waist or chest again.
Giving up the choke she works for Lucy's ankles instead, trying to get out from between the Crusher's scissors...
For most people this would be a bad place.
On this day...
Jacelyn is most people.
Bad as it may be, it's not worse than where she was a few minutes ago.
Using every bit of self-discipline and control she can muster, Jacelyn focuses.
If Lucy had her legs around the Strangler's neck it would be quite different. Her arms are hardly weak or flabby.
Quite the opposite…
Lucy is still well stronger than most women.
It's just that her legs are something else again.
Lucy isn't letting go of Jacelyn's neck.
Quite the opposite - she's hanging on with all her might.
Jacelyn is a master at the sleeper hold.
She's a master at resisting it also.
Lucy's arms are getting weak, and the Strangler hasn't gone to sleep like she should have.
Jacelyn may not be asleep, but she's hardly very awake either.
Lucy drops Jacelyn face down and swarms onto her back.
She sinks the choke again.
This time she gets her hooks back in also though...
Still the Strangler refuses to be strangled.
Jacelyn manages to pull Lucy's arms out of position.
Then she manages to get her own legs under her.
Lucy is trying to flatten the Jacelyn back onto her belly and flat on the mat.
Even from this position, it's not just power.
It's more balance and technique.
And as impressive as Lucy's balance is when she can put her feet on the ground, from here Jacelyn's experience is better.
And without knowing quite how it happened, Lucy starts sliding off Jacelyn's back and onto the mat...
Jacelyn is moving fast now. She knows that from here the Crusher could quite litterally finish this.
But before she spun the Crusher onto her back she managed to loosen Lucy's strangle.
She just needs to turn and get Lucy off her back.
And now the Strangler has turned - the immediate job is done.
Jacelyn is still hurting - badly.
And back inside the Crusher's guard she knows she needs to change position immediately - or else.
But she's also got her senses back and can focus again.
She knows she needs to move at speed.
She knows what she needs to do.
She knows what she wants to do.
She knows what she needs to avoid.
And between all of those things she immediately knows what she is going to do.
Lucy experienced this recently with Eloise.
One moment you're holding guard.
The next moment the person on top has thrown them-selves back and grabbed your foot.
Jacelyn has her forearm underneath the back of Lucy's chillies tendon.
Her toes aren't quite in Jacelyn's armpit, so the leverage isn't perfect.
Jacelyn can't injure the Crusher's foot like this.
She can cause a lot of pain though.
And given Jacelyn's personal pride in a reputation for not making noise when something hurts, it seems she needs to make sure that Lucy makes some noise instead.
Jacelyn's feet are exposed, so Lucy goes hunting for a foot look or toe hold of her own.
Turns out that strangles aren't the only way Jacelyn knows how to score the advantage.
Turns out she knows a few submission locks of her own.
Lucy's legs are very dangerous weapons.
When fighting your opponent you need to know what those weapons are and, chance permitting, disarm those weapons.
Or in this case, dis "leg" them
Not finished yet, Jacelyn wants to make sure that Lucy's scissor holds aren't a threat again.
So after wrecking the ankle she turns and attacks the knee.
Lucy wasn't able to win with her arms earlier, but then her "puncher's" chance was always most likely going to come from her legs.
I think things just got really bad for the Crusher.
Jacelyn still wants to mess up the Crusher, but she's not taking the same chances again.
All the better reason to make Lucy has helpless as possible so that she can finish things how she wants.
Now it's an arm bar.
Not perfect, but if Lucy has lost a leg and an arm, what happens next?
Lucy pulls the arm out. Jacelyn is impressed.
Still being careful Jacelyn keeps things low to the mat and away from Lucy's legs.
Full mount is careful.
And this time, rather than give away a good position, she takes an opportunity where she can keep it.
So Jacelyn keeps the full mount, and sinks the arm triangle from top position.
Lucy is struck by the feeling of Jacelyn's breast pushing into her neck.
Seems an odd thing to notice considering how much everything else is starting to swim in her head.
Odder perhaps, Jacelyn is thinking similar thoughts also.
But then when it comes to this kind of proximity the Strangler does does actually prefer other women.
Maybe Jacelyn let herself get too distracted.
No matter, Lucy manages to pulls her arm out.
This is a nastier, rougher technique.
Full mount, Jacelyn drives the blade of her forearm into Lucy's neck.
In some competitions this would be considered a "dirty" or illegal technique.
This is why Lucy doesn’t feel bad about throwing a punch into Jacelyn’s ribs from the bottom…
Now how much power can you get into a punch from that position?
The answer is hardly any.
Even you or I could handle that shot.
No problem at all.
But what if your ribs were in fact actually separated or fractured and the punch landed above your liver?
True to her reputation, Jacelyn hardly makes a sound.
It's just that, for the Strangler, everything has just completely stopped working while her brain processes an overload of pain signals.
And with that the Crusher moves from bottom mount to guard and grabs hold of Jacelyn's neck.
Not sophisticated. Not at all.
Done properly? Still very effective...
Not effective enough.
Jacelyn manages to pull her neck and head out just before she goes out.
Still groggy, now she's given up a full nelson.
The pressure on her upper back isn't so bad.
The way that pressure extends into her ribs is excruciating.
If Crusher could close out with a body scissor she'd hardly need to squeeze at all and that would be that.
Can she close with that injured leg?
No she can't.
So Jacelyn escapes again.
No more chances. Now the Strangler has her legs around the Crusher.
And now she's trapped the Crusher's arm.
The original arm bar was escaped before much damage was done.
Jacelyn cranks the Kimura until she feels the tendons in Lucy's arms twanging like guitar strings.
We are officially down to one wheel and one wing.
And we come back to someplace we've been before.
Positions are a little different. Situation is the same.
Jacelyn has the Crusher in a very bad place.
Good thing for Lucy that it's her good arm that's free.
Which is how the Crusher pulls Jacelyn's legs apart to get her shoulder up and through - out of the choke.
But not out of back control.
So now Jacelyn has Lucy's back, the only question is what to try next.
When your opponent has a bad arm and a bad leg, maybe try something a little more esoteric? Practise for real.
The Pentagram choke is a real thing.
Lucy will vouch for that.
But right now she just wants to escape.
Admire her heart, she's still struggling.
Jacelyn on the other hand is actually playing.
She just decided she wants Lucy to be looking her in the face when the match is ended.
Jacelyn releases the Pentagram choke.
From a mounted position she applies the triangle.
Looking down at Lucy she waits for the redhead to go to sleep.
Even on one leg, Lucy's ability to control balance and position is freaky.
Forcing her way out of the mount now it's Jacelyn on her back.
Except that the triangle is still locked in perfectly tight.
Lucy continues to struggle and fight.
It's almost desperate and grasping.
Then like car driving on the road when the engine fails - all of a sudden everything is moving so much more slowly.
Then it stops.