Athena comes out with some cool new ring gear and an awesome new jacket! This seems insane considering her in-ring debut saw her wearing a jacket with moving metal wings on it!
Nova goes for a crossbody off the middle ropes but Athena catches her and turns it into a Back Breaker, showing awesome strength, and then a dirty Back Heel Trip. Actually, this whole match was an awesome showcase for how strong and athletic Athena is.
Amber Nova channels her inner Matt Jackson and hits back-to-back Northern Lights suplexes.
Nearly on par with Toni Storm’s Hip Attack in terms of “How does that not kill a person?” Is Athena’s… I want to say it’s like a judo throw but she hangs on and then lands shoulder first onto their sternum. Goddamn does that look like it hurts. There’s a video online where a guy is kinda egging on Ronda Rousey and he thinks because she’s a woman she couldn’t really hurt him and then she does a similar judo throw and breaks his ribs. It looks like that but more spectacular. Athena hits this move, then a Stalling Facebuster.
Athena finishes this match with a pretty elaborate submission move. It’s like a Hammerlock into a Russian Leg Sweep position but she makes her opponent roll forward with her, then she hooks her leg behind her opponent’s head. I’m sure this will get a name soon. My explanation does not do it justice.
This is what’s great about Dark is we get a preview of things that potentially will make their way into a wrestler’s permanent repertoire. Athena is so physically gifted, it’s really cool to see her play with power moves, technical moves and submissions like this.
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Note: Just because I give a match a low rating doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it for what it was nor is it necessarily a commentary on the competitors. Not all matches are meant to be 3-to-5 star matches.
Athena wins via submissionAthena wins via submission
- Athena trying off new offence
- Pretty one-sided squash that scanned mostly as a vehicle for Athena to try things out