Take two of the hottest and most gifted mat-based wrestlers in the scene, stick them in a ring for a pro wrestling match and what do you get? Grade A awesomeness, that’s what!
It’s been a while since I reviewed a clip for this blog but this one inspired me, especially as it’s a little different to my usual thing.
Inferno and Laken are at their brilliant best, showing off their skills doing something many of us wouldn’t associate them with. It’s billed as dancer (Laken) v gymnast (Inferno) but there’s a hell of a lot more to them than that.
It’s an absolute treat of a match where we see an array of pro moves including boston crabs, clotheslines and bow and arrows alongside some stunningly creative and impressive holds, such as a handstand/scissor combination!
Ever since I interviewed Toro about his Pro Mixed Wrestling venture, I’ve been intrigued. I thought my interest in this discipline ended years ago when Lita left the WWE.
But I liked the cut of his jib and I liked the girls he had attracted to the ring even more so. You cannot go wrong with the likes of Lisa King, Axa and Raven, can you?!
Here, of course, we have Inferno and Laken in Monica’s wrestling ring! It won’t surprise any of you that I chose a clip featuring Inferno. You may have noticed I’m quite a big fan of hers. Some might even call it an obsession! 😉
So I know all about her ability and she excels here. But Laken isn’t just here to make up the numbers. Indeed, she is equally enthralling and entertaining to watch. And equally extremely easy on the eye!
Better still, Laken is clearly a ‘heel’ wrestler. The girl trash talks, she uses dirty tricks and illegal moves and wears a glorious ‘I don’t care for rules’ expression from start to finish.
Inferno is the ‘face’ and, while not exactly shy about retorting, the flame-haired beauty seems more interested in letting her pro wrestling ability do all the talking.
These differences aside, there is no denying that these two are top talents at the top of their game.
Their strength, speed and flexibility (obviously!) not only puts them in attacking positions throughout but also gets them out of some tight spots.
It is amazing to see how naturally they take to this arena. In my mind they are both brilliant mat-based session wrestlers. So, I was expecting there to be some hesitancy in both of them as they adapted to pro wrestling. But there is no sign of that at all. They confidently donned the leotards, tights and boots and just went at it!
Laken is the aggressor and seems determined to exert her authority on her rival. But in Inferno she finds a strong and stubborn fighter who refuses to give easily.
At times, I winced at the punishment they both seemed to revel in dishing out to the other. How both their backs were still in tact is beyond my understanding. And I’m sorry but legs aren’t supposed to go in some of the angles they were put in – I don’t care how flexible they are!
The action is fast paced with the advantage shifting back and forth throughout. So it’s no surprise that they share the first two submissions in this best-of-three.
So who gets the match-deciding third? Well, you’ll have to download it to find out:
Download: Flexible Foes
Because I’m sure as hell glad I did. I have others excellent videos that see Inferno and Laken in action against one another. This is a fun, exciting addition to that collection.
Toro has got a good thing going on here and these two stunning ladies were clearly inspired in his arena. Wonderful, enjoyable stuff.