ROCKIN' RAQUEL / AN ONYX ASSESSMENT
TWO PRO-STYLE BIKINI MATCHES
Two of wrestling's shining stars collide when veteran Cheryl Rusa takes on ring savvy Raquel for this pro-style, one fall match. The intensity is high from the opening bell as Raquel takes Cheryl down with a headlock, but Cheryl quickly reverses it into a head scissors. Raquel powers out quickly and brings her opponent down with a leg trip, cross-legged toehold, straddling chinlock and standing surfboard, all applied in rapid succession. Following up with a couple of body splashes and a Boston crab, Raquel seems to be in full control, but Cheryl's had too many years in the ring to lose that quickly. Breaking away, Cheryl snaps a headlock on Raquel and sets her up for a painful arm bar while resting her knee on Raquel's throat, but the tide turns again as Raquel uses a figure-four leg scissors to crush Cheryl's head. When Raquel maneuvers Cheryl into a reverse waist scissors Cheryl actually uses her own leg scissors on Raquel's legs to force the pained Raquel to release her hold. These mat queens really know their way around a wrestling ring and the pro holds just keep on piling up. Of course, these grapplers aren't above some illegal tactics from time to time as bodies are punched and hair is pulled as well. A clothesline and body slam finally ends this hard-fought battle as one triumphant wrestler stomps her fallen victim before planting her foot on the loser for the classic victory pose.
Next, another muscular pro, the lovely Onyx, faces one of DT's all-time favorite grapplers, Francesca Lé, for our second pro-style encounter. Francesca's usual cockiness is quickly squelched as Onyx catches the Latin beauty in a powerful headlock. However, Onyx may have underestimated her for as Francesca uses a head scissors of her own to escape and catches Onyx in a waist scissors. Onyx uses her muscular arms to pry herself loose and tries to pull Francesca's arms out of their sockets with an agonizing surfboard, planting her foot deep into Francesca's back. Backed into a corner, Francesca struggles for air as Onyx plants her foot on the Latina's throat. Onyx weakens Francesca further with a couple of head butts and belly blows before throwing the DT fan fave across the ring. As she struggles pathetically under a Boston crab, followed by a bow and arrow limb stretch, it appears that Francesca made a big mistake getting into the ring with a real wrestler. Yet, even after enduring a piledriver, a clothesline and even hard stomps to her belly, Francesca still won't quit and manages to find the opening she needs to turn the tide, giving Onyx a beating she never expected from the catfighter. But, can Francesca keep the advantage? A sleeper finally puts an end to one grappler's hopes for victory as she is counted out under a matchbook pin.