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Thank you James. Thank you mate!
Thank you James. Thank you mate!
Here we are.
As explained before, Lucy and Corveena have rolled before, both pro-style and otherwise. Their last pro-style match ended with a hard-fought win for the Crusher and Corveena has decided she wants to try again.
Lucy doesn’t have a problem with that and they square off in the ring.
Well, she goes for the collar and elbow tie up middle of the ring. Simple, straightforward, how they started the last time around.
Except, as she does, Corveena goes for the hair instead.
Lucy is a bit surprised – caught off guard, she isn’t sure how to react.
One very stiff knee to the belly later and the Crusher’s legs are feeling a bit wobbly.
While she’s gasping for breath, she finds herself thrown face first to the mat.
Which leads right into Corveena trying to twist her foot right off at the ankle. An ankle lock is simple, efficient and very, very painful.
Way too early in the match for a submission but she is determined to take Crusher’s scissor holds out of the game as soon as possible.
Hey, it nearly worked last time.
And speaking of things that nearly worked last time…
Remember this one?
Lucy definitely does and, judging by the way it feels, Corveena’s been practicing since they last fought. Her knee definitely isn’t feeling good as it’s yanked back in a way it’s very much not meant to go.
She manages to claw her way over to the ropes for the break but her right leg is already in a world of hurt. The Crusher is slow to her feet. Once she makes it, it’s back to the middle of the ring presumably for a proper collar and elbow this time.
Except not this time either.
No, as she goes to lock up this time, she gets a fist to the face instead.
Lucy tries to respond in kind, but she’s not quite fast enough before Corveena snaps a kick to the back of the knee. Luckily, she had her good leg forward but it still buckles and her punch goes wide.
Crusher straightens right back up into a roundhouse kick that puts stars in her eyes.
The redhead is left staggering, guard completely down. Which leaves her easy prey for the Super Kick to the jaw that follows.
Those stars are now the arena lights. And Lucy is already on the back foot, with one leg hurting and her skull definitely rattled from two hard kicks in rapid succession.
Corveena could probably go for the pin here. She might not get a three count, but she could definitely make Lucy waste some more energy kicking out. Or with Crusher flat on her back, she has a golden opportunity to go for a sneaky triangle.
But no. She goes right back after that right leg. Maybe she has a game plan.
Or maybe she’s in a very bad mood. Crusher would have a strong opinion, but she’s mostly just in a lot of pain.
The spinning toe hold is deceptively simple and very old school. Grab the leg, put your own above your opponent’s opposite hip and spin three-sixty degrees. It hits the ankle and the knee and – remember – Crusher’s knee and ankle are already in a bad way.
If you’re feeling particularly mean (to put it nicely), you can then spin around again to torque the hold more.
People have had their legs broken this way.
Guess what Corveena does…
Somehow, Lucy manages to work free without anything popping but she’s not out of the woods yet.
It’s back to another hold from their last match. The STF, stepover toe hold facelock, does absolutely no good whatsoever for the neck or the back – they get stretched pretty mercilessly.
For some reason, it’s the way it’s stretching her right knee that has Lucy wincing though.
That leg is now in a very, very bad way, enough so that standing hurts.
Which is a problem because Corveena promptly scoops her up and goes to her playbook for the first time in the match.
She was an amateur wrestler, remember?
So, staying behind Lucy, it’s arms around the waist and up and over and down right on the Crusher’s head, neck and shoulders.
It’s a German Suplex.
Well. At least it gave her leg a rest?
Corveena doesn’t feel like giving her too much of a rest though before she pulls the redhead back to her feet. Lucy is again too dazed to resist and Corveena’s arms go around her neck this time.
The sleeper hold has Crusher struggling again.
She fights back as best she could but, before long, she’s down on one knee with Corveena’s noose tightening.
And then she’s sitting down.
That’s not a very healthy colour either – looks like Corveena is working for the finish here.
Things are starting to blur.
Could this be it?
Lucy’s arms waver, her eyes flutter-
She lets her go.
Crusher would be a lot more confused about that if she was a bit more awake.
But she’s pretty groggy. So she doesn’t really struggle as Corveena drags her across the mat.
So, what does our Gothic dancer have in mind this time?
Well, the reason Lucy got that nickname – one of them – is because she’s the local scissor ace.
That’s why Corveena’s been going after her legs.
Right now though, she’s looking to show that she can ‘crush’ things pretty well herself.
She’s also feeling like showing off and she’s still sore from losing last time.
Really not a great place for the redhead. Corveena’s legs aren’t anything to sniff at either. Her head’s trapped between the ropes, she can’t force her way out with her arms and her own legs are basically helpless. And she doesn’t exactly have time to spare even if she wasn’t still half-dozy from that enforced nap a minute ago.
Still she tries. You’ve got to give her that. Lucy’s still fighting.
Corveena just leans casually against the ropes, enjoying the way Lucy’s struggles weaken, not even looking at her.
Let’s just add humiliation to the reasons for this hold.
But the end’s definitely in sight now.
It’s got to be.
Except Corveena lets Lucy go again.
Very odd. This is the sort of thing you’d expect from Jacelyn, not so much Corveena.
Seriously, what’s going on here?
Well, that was a double underhook piledriver – just when Lucy was starting to shake off those kicks too.
And that is a camel clutch. So now her back is joining the chorus of things that hurt.
But that’s not how Corveena wants to win either. So she breaks the clutch, pulls Lucy back up off the floor and goes back to her playbook.
She gets Crusher in a front facelock, drapes the redhead’s arm over her own shoulder and hooks the leg, going for a fisherman’s suplex-
Turns out pride does go before a fall.
Also turns out that Lucy had something left.
She blocks the suplex, reverses it and, while Corveena is in shock, rolls her up into a sneaky Spider Clutch.
And suddenly Corveena is the one in trouble.
Crusher’s right leg is in bad shape. Doesn’t matter. She’s got both her opponent’s arms trapped. And she’s got Corveena’s neck pressed between her linked hands and thigh.
This is what nearly happened to Jacelyn. She got overconfident, gave Lucy a chance and nearly paid the price for it.
Lucy is in considerably worse shape here. But Corveena’s no Jacelyn and her grasp of exotic submission techniques isn’t as good as Lucy’s. Unless she gets out fast, she might not be getting out at all.
Wrenching back with everything she’s got, Crusher goes for it knowing she might not get another chance.
Can she pull off the upset?
No, no she can’t.
Corveena manages to escape. The raven-haired grappler isn’t home free yet – Lucy still has her in half-guard – but it’s a lot better than her position a minute ago.
Not that she really had to worry. But she just had a bit of a scare and she’s angry and embarrassed and in no mood to play nicely.
Being considerably fresher than Lucy, she has no trouble posturing up.
From there, with Crusher’s left leg out of position, it’s pretty easy for her to fall back, grab Lucy’s foot and this is another hold Lucy’s getting very familiar with.
Much to her regret, it must be added.
Corveena traps that battered right leg between her own, wedges her forearm under that big tendon at the back of the ankle and leans back. We saw Eloise score a win over Lien Hua recently with just this hold and Lucy’s scream shows just how painful it is.
There’s the pain from the Achilles tendon being pressured between Corveena’s forearm and the bone behind it in the leg. There’s the pain from Lucy’s foot being hyperextended at a truly agonising angle.
Given the abuse that leg’s already been through, this is basically torture. Lucy is almost instantly on the verge of tapping.
Her hand hovers over Corveena’s leg as her pride and common sense battle. It rises and goes to fall-
And Corveena lets go. Again.
So now Lucy can barely stand. So much for that comeback.
Now that she’s conclusively taken out Lucy’s vertical base, Corveena decides to show off her power some.
So she gets Lucy on her feet (sort of) and scoops her up onto her shoulder. She holds her there for a moment, rubbing her dominance in just that little more, and then brings her down.
Corveena posts her knee out as she brings Lucy down.
Scoop slam into a backbreaker!
Already tenderised by that Boston Crab, there’s now something seriously up with her back.
Crusher twists off, falls to the mat where she writhes in pain as Corveena watches with a slight, satisfied smirk.
Surely she’s done this time.
Seems she isn’t.
So, what does she have in mind this time?
Whatever it is, it looks like something more out of Lucy’s playbook…
Normally a basic triangle like this…
Ok, it’s always dangerous. But Lucy would have options.
But Corveena’s got her good, that calf muscle pressing firmly into her throat and her shoulder pressing tight into the side of her neck.
It’s a recipe for a quick knockout so it’s really no surprise when Corveena shifts position.
It’s been about three quarters of an hour since they started rolling.
Lucy’s feeling less than ideal. She’s slightly concussed, not helped by repeated near-choking and blood chokes. Her right leg is mangled, her neck and back are in a bad way too and her shoulder is now being twisted as well.
And she’s still effectively stuck in a triangle choke.
This stopped being a match several holds ago.
But Corveena still hasn’t worked out her issues, whatever they may be.
Maybe this would be a fun way to win?
Usually Crusher’s on the giving end when it comes to figure four headscissors, as Corveena’s neck is painfully aware.
Seriously, Lucy nearly popped her head that one time.
Turnabout is fair play though and Corveena feels she’d like to show Lucy she has a pretty good handle on this hold too.
Not as good as Lucy’s. Crusher isn’t going anywhere near as purple as Corveena did.
Not as good as Jacelyn’s even. The Strangler’s strength is pretty deceptive.
But still plenty good enough. Again, dancers have strong legs and, while Lucy is pretty awesome at slipping holds like this, that damaged wheel is really impeding her ability to work position.
That and everything else that's damaged.
But Corveena isn’t done playing catch and release here.
To be clear, this is very mean.
She doesn’t seem to care much.
What we have here is an unusual choice for Corveena. Either called the tuning fork or the Rings of Saturn, it’s all about wrenching your opponent’s shoulders back until they start to twang.
Like a tuning fork.
Lucy would very much like to tap now but the positioning makes that tricky. She tries anyway.
Corveena just ignores her.
Lucy’s also screaming. Her shoulders are definitely in a bad way now.
Corveena, by contrast, is playing at this point.
Lucy doesn’t like this game much.
Most pro-wrestling fans ought to know this hold. It’s another of the simple but insidious variety – once the arm is trapped, getting out absent a rope break is pretty tricky.
And having the neck pulled back at that angle is agonising even if it hadn’t been put through a STF, suplexes, piledrivers, chokes, scissors…
Crusher’s not getting to the ropes here.
It’s not happening, much as she tries. So she’s quickly tapping again.
Predictably, Corveena’s not letting go until she’s ready.
She’s still not done though.
Back up only to be flattened by a clothesline.
Normally a fairly simple move but, with Lucy’s neck as it is, she really didn’t need that.
It’s actually a bit reckless.
Not as reckless as this though.
Peeling Lucy off the canvas again, Corveena stuffs her head between her thighs and poses.
Seriously, like something out of a magazine.
It’s all Crusher can do to stand.
Then she finds arms around her waist and leg, she’s pulled up.
And Corveena sits down sharply to deliver the piledriver.
Piledrivers – worked, pro-wrestling piledrivers – have ended careers before thanks to head and neck injury.
That, just so everyone’s clear, wasn’t a worked piledriver.
Corveena just spiked Lucy’s head into the canvas, jarring her neck and risking serious injury.
Ok, seriously, what’s going on with Corveena?
The chokeout here is entirely academic. Lucy’s already all-but unconscious and probably concussed.
Corveena goes for it anyway. The redhead doesn’t even struggle.
And finally, finally, she doesn’t let go until Crusher isn’t moving.
Because, if there’s one benefit to being knocked out, it’s that she can’t feel everything hurt.