Review of SLAMpeg 3679: Jessicka Havok vs Santana

Review of Slammin’ LadiesSLAMpeg 3679: Jessicka Havok vs Santana – 32 mins

Santana is in the ring, excited to see who is willing to take her up on her open challenge for a 30-minute Ironwoman match. Enter Jessicka Havok. Jessicka immediately backs Santana into a corner and works her over with chokes, kicks and slaps, before a Snapmare and knee to back grounds her. Working her over on the mat, Jessicka locks on a Stretch Muffler and forces Santana to tap as Jessicka takes a 1-0 lead early in the Ironwoman contest. The second fall doesn’t last much longer, as Jessicka viciously slams Santana’s head into the mat, then an over-the-knee Backbreaker ends the second fall in Jessicka’s favor. A quick third fall culminates in an elevated Full Nelson and a 3-0 Jessicka lead. It becomes abundantly clear that Santana has little offense to offer in this match, and the biggest question becomes whether Jessicka is going to score 10 falls within the 30-minute time limit (hint: she does … easily). Jessicka puts Santana away with a running clothesline in the corner, a Stepover Toehold, one legged Boston Crab, and many more. And of course, Jessicka caps off the match and the final fall in the most Jessicka way possible – with a devastating Piledriver on the hapless Santana. Just how many falls can Jessicka earn? Only one way to find out.

We got a really nice, multi fall squash match up here, with big bad heel, Jessicka Havok versus another of the ladies that I love to see playing the jobber, Santana Garrett. I do have to address one thing that is quite misleading in this description and that is the start of this video. The description makes it sounds like Jessicka steps in the ring and the action is immediately under way. Unfortunately, the ladies hang about and talk trash, as Santana tries to convince herself and Jessicka that she’s not afraid of this match, after 4 plus minutes, the action finally gets going. I love a good set up and I love trash talking, but this one was not only too long, but I was also pretty uneventful. Once the action got rolling, everything got better. Jessicka dominates with great ease, her and the ref banter back and forth, kind of making fun of poor Santana and that was pretty fun. Santana was an amazing jobber, as always, getting totally crushed. She gets KO’d, pinned, and forced to tap out again and again, and Santana sells it all perfect, with some exhaustion too. A real fun thing that Santana was doing was keep saying, sometimes yelling, that she’s fine, after a pinfall or submission, and she never gives up, always trying to fight back, to no avail. So the majority of this match was great, but the ending sucked too, as after a piledriver KO final fall, Santana wakes up and pretty much shakes it off, saying she’s fine again and the final shot of this video is Santana sitting in the ring, upset that she lost. That’s a pretty big disappointment for me, after a squash like that to have a great jobber like Santana left conscious and just sitting in the ring, is just lame. Overall, really good middle section, but the beginning and end was a letdown. I would say the good outweighs the bad though. Santana puts on a good show for us.  

Overall Score: 8.5/10