Jinny vs Toni Storm vs Laura Di Matteo
Natural Progression Series IV Finals and PROGRESS Women’s Championship (vacant)
Electric Ballroom, Camden, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
(reviewed 10/02/2017) One of those matches that tries so very hard to be memorable and sort of historic but fails in trying so very hard. No one’s quite working at the pace they’re best suited for here, with Toni coming the closest and looking the best of all of them, and it makes for a multitude of awkward moments where one of these women are fumbling around to do spots they’re not ready for. What’s more, with lots of running dives into six rows of chairs and fighting up on the stage and multiple weapon shots and about four or five piledrivers, there’s just a lot thrown at the wall here and not all of it sticks and what doesn’t stick feels obvious and artificial and stinks up the joint as it slides down the wall. It’s not all bad, sure, as these are three very enjoyable women all the same, but in trying to do more they accomplish less and that’s always a shame to see.