MLW – Devon vs Santana
We have to start out this review by saying that this is definitely not one of the best videos Magnificent Ladies Wrestling have ever produced. In fact, it’s probably not even among their better ones. It’s a classic jobber beat-down: Devon (of Sleeperkidsworld fame) doesn’t manage to land a single blow in this match or to put in a single offensive move. She’s woman-handled from start to finish and in the end she’s put away with a dragon sleeper just as she’s apparently attempting to submit.
The scene of the action is a decent-enough ring in what seems to be a warehouse or bunker of some sort, littered with empty barrels and general-purpose junk. That’s not even the bigger problem of the location though, but rather the fact that save for a floodlight above the ring, the place is pitch-dark. The ladies wear classic pro attire, one piece bathing suits with shiny pantyhose/boots and kneepads and they both look great, but the poor lighting doesn’t do them justice.
There’s just one camera of course, which wouldn’t normally be a problem, but the fact that the camera man seems stuck to one ring-post gives birth to some pretty peculiar angles every now and then. The actual quality of the video seems to be a lot poorer than what MLW usually produce too, as you can probably tell from the attached screenshot as well.
The action itself is decent, but there are a few problems with it too: the wrestlers start out well and every now and then, the pace of the action picks up nicely through the bout, only to drop in other spots, giving place to some repetitive holds ground out way too long. There’s a referee and he seems to be doing his job well, except for the time the ladies take the action outside the ring and spend a rather extended portion of the match there, on the (rather filthy) concrete floor. We’re not really fans of out-of-the-ring brawling so we didn’t really appreciate that part, nor the fact that the ref didn’t begin counting them out to force them back into the ring.
The action is rather decent, although there could’ve been a few more bodyslams/clotheslines/hiptosses, after all, a jobber’s at her best when she’s hitting the floor hard.
A definite plus about the match was the way Devon sold everything: she’s definitely great in this department and at times she was absolutely impressive. As far as we’re concerned, her selling pretty much saved this bout.
The bottom line: we don’t regret having picked this up, and if you’re into nasty jobber beat-downs, you probably won’t either. MLW do have much better videos on their offer than this one though.
You’ll be able to pick it up at magnificentladieswrestling.com.