They say that good ultimately triumphs over evil. But if you can't wait
that long, sometimes you beat bad by being badder. And when that happens
in the ring, two bad girls have to prove who's the baddest of them all!
When Kayla Kassidy found herself in possession of the very first title
shot against the new PGWA Champion, Savannah Sweet, she recognized a rare
opportunity to win the belt for herself. For both she and Savannah are,
in the vernacular of the trade, "heels". Each are proud of their ability
to bend (and break) the rules for their own gain, while both are deft
enough at the practice to USUALLY avoid being disqualified by the referee.
It's a rare thing when two rulebreakers are booked against one another,
if for the very least because it can confuse many fans into wondering
just who they're supposed to cheer for! But for this match, Kayla was
certain that her heelish ways were the Achilles Heel of the Champion.
That's because Kassidy knew that Sweet actually has relatively little
experience fighting against other rulebreakers; Savannah naturally
enough is ordinarily paired up against rule-abiding "faces".
So Kayla knew what her strategy must be: go on the attack fast and
hard, and break whatever rules she needed to in order overwhelm her
opponent and win the gold before Savannah had any idea what was happening
It's a solid plan, and might very well have worked, but for two factors:
First, the special referee that night was Miss Rachel, a veteran wrestler
herself who knows her way around breaking a rule or two, and who was
determined to keep order in the ring. And second, that strategy
which Kayla had so painstakingly plotted just so happened to mirror
exactly the strategy which Savannah herself was employing!
The result was a raucous brawl that wildly excited the fans in Nashville,
Tennessee that night, with both women at their heelish best…or is that
worst? But when the dust settled, it was Savannah Sweet who had her arm
raised in victory, and who had successfully defended her PGWA strap for
the very first time.
An hour after that, Savannah slipped into the back seat of the limousine
that was taking her to the private party in a downtown Nashville club
where she would celebrate her victory, and she beckoned our reporter to
join her (but only for the drive; he wasn't allowed past the velvet
rope into the club itself, and he was left to his own devices to make
his own way back to his hotel). The Champ wanted to talk not only about
her win that evening, but also the many more victories she sees for herself
in the weeks and months to come.
"Kayla was smart","avannah admitted. "That was the only strategy that
could have given her any hope of winning. Unfortunately for her, I knew
that's exactly what she would do. She came in being a bad girl, so I
just made sure I was the baddest of all. And I'd have put her away
even more quickly if Miss Rachel hadn't kept interrupting and trying
to impose the rules on me."
So, does this mean she's willing to face more fellow rulebreakers in
"Absolutely", she replied. "Frankly, there aren't many... strike that,
AND... so-called 'good girls' who have a hope of giving me a real challenge.
Riley Matthews? Please! I've been charitable, carrying her useless self
for months in matches, just so she might develop some self-confidence.
Because that's just the kindly sort of Good Samaritan I am. But she's no
threat to my belt."
Prompted to supply other names, the Champ is happy to oblige. "Ella is no
challenge to me. Take away that caterwaul she shrieks out, and she's got
nothing going for her. Jax Stinger? I'll send that soldier girl marching
right back to the locker room with a big 'L' in her column.
Judi Rae had her shot at beating me, and she failed, and she'll just keep on
failing if she's dumb enough to come after me again. Oh, and if Kasey Fox
ever gets the crazy idea that she wants this belt back, I'll be happy to give
her the beating she missed out on when she dropped the title
rather than fight me for it."
Alright then, which heels would the Champ consider accepting a challenge from?
"I have to give all respect to Big Mama Nemesis. After all, she held this
belt herself for six years. But her day as the PGWA Champ is done, and she'd
not getting a second run with the belt, I promise you that."
"Nikki Victory has finally gotten smart and given up being on the losing end
of the sport, and she's become a pretty good wrestler lately. Not better
than me, of course, but kind of fair."
"You can't overlook Big Boss Anika. She's downright devious in a match.
I'd also add Rose Gold, Alexis Littlefoot, Salena Dean, Marti Belle, and Allysin
Kay to that list. And there are a couple of former champs, Tracy Taylor and
ThunderKitty, who would give me a worthwhile match. Of course,
they'd still lose."
With that, the limo arrived at the club, and Savannah instructed the reporter
to tip her driver before she disappeared inside the building, ten pounds of leather
and gold slung over her shoulder.
One thing's for sure, if the new Champion makes good on her pledge to defend
her belt against both faces and heels, she's in for some very challenging matches
in the days ahead!