This is LMK’s (Little Mean Kathleen) second match in AEW. She’s been in wrestling for 2 years (94 career matches). She seems to be known to the Worcester, MA crowd, as she is from the area. She reminds me of Kimmy Gibbler from Full House.
Right away she’s intimidated by Julia Hart‘s presentation but hypes herself up into taking the first swing. Julia ducks and slaps LMK who on instinct slaps her back which enrages Julia Hart who takes LMK down and ground and pounds her with a closed fist. Bryce Remsburg has to pull her off.
LMK tries an inside cradle for two. Both get up, LMK starts feeding Julia forearms but Julia gets out with an elbow. She snap mares LMK and then kicks her in the lower back. “LMK” chant from the crowd. LMK punches away again at Julia, tries to whip her into the corner but it’s reversed. Julia hits the handspring elbow then clothesline the back of the head before putting LMK into her submission (still unnamed as far as I know) for the win. You know the one, this one:
This was a little different from the Julia Hart squashes we’ve been getting where her opponent actually gets a flurry of offence in but she’s able to overcome it almost from pure anger. It’s hard to get a read on what all LMK can do offensively but I do see that she recently went 12-minutes with Willow Nightingale in WWR+ on CageMatch and regularly has longer matches and held titles on the Indies so maybe if we see her back we’ll get to see more.
I’m curious as to where this will head with Julia Hart once she’s done with squashes. I think the submission move is solid and right for her character and the ground and pound works for her. There’s no rush as she is just 20 years old but they seem to want to focus on her and hurry her along with this character. I’m just not seeing the big picture yet but I’ll say the crowd does get into her entrance.
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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.
Julia Hart wins via submissionJulia Hart wins via submission
- Julia looks really comfortable in her new role
- Fun character work from LMK
- Squash match
- Nothing overly technical