We open with both wrestlers in the ring. Ziva is pacing back and forth in her corner, while Ryan calmly leans on the ropes in her own corner. The bell rings us to action as Ziva advances toward the center. Ryan doesn’t move. “You’ve made a very, very big mistake,” Ryan says with a smile, as she continues to slowly circle the ring. “When I heard you’d asked for me, I presumed you wanted to train.” “Train??” Ziva snorts, “I am trained. I’m here to pin you or make you submit, whichever comes first. I’m a wrestler.” “And apparently one who makes very poor choices,” Ryan laughs. Ziva tries to take control but only ends up getting a lesson in wrestling from the more experienced Ryan. Poor Ziva is subjected to a hammerlock, snap mare, single leg scissor, body scissor, a figure four leg lock, a full nelson, and a knockout cobra clutch. When Ziva wakes up she thinks she’s alone and tries to escape the ring only to be pulled into an over the knee backbreaker followed by a tight reverse head scissor! Little Ziva is finally pinned in a grapevine pin and humiliated with a school girl victory pose as Ryan takes yet another victory!
I got to say, when you get Ziva and Ryan in a match there’s just no going wrong. I think both Ziva and Ryan are really good jobbers and although I do agree that Ryan should beat Ziva every time, seeing Ryan take the L is never a bad thing either. And this match isn’t a total squash either, Ziva did get some offense in the early moments, but the experience of Ryan proves to be too much. Ziva has a very expressive face and that is great for her selling. There are a few times in this match where that is shown off every well. When Ryan reverses the action back in her favor, Ziva’s face shows how she’s caught off guard, or when Ziva tries to make her way out of the ring, only to be caught by Ryan, again Ziva’s expression is prefect. I do feel that Ryan is the master trash talker, which make her winning this better than if Ziva did and Ryan just looks stronger and more dominate. They did manage to sneak a KO in this which I appreciate, it’s not at the very end though, so no final KO scene, or final pin, but the overall beat down is good and the final “raise my hand” humiliation is nice to see some times. I wouldn’t mind Ziva got some payback when Ryan visits again, hopefully though some dirty tactics and then showing off that amazing flexibility of Ryan.
Overall Score: 8.5/10