Pro Wrestling, Amateur Wrestling
Reverse Figure Four Headscissor
Stephanie was always a cute girl and always outgoing and friendly, but she fell into her love of wrestling nearly by accident. It all started harmlessly enough at summer teenage pool party. One thing led to another and Stephanie and a friend starting to test one another physically, but not trying to hurt each other. It wasn’t long before Stephanie had seized command. She eventually twisted her friend into a Boston Crab and had her yelling her submission. Stephanie helped her friend up and the party moved on, but Stephanie was hooked. Her friends had commented that day that she just seemed to be a natural how she made that move look too easy and that just fueled her desire.
She approached the wrestling coach in high school and she was immediately scoffed at, but she showed enough courage and determination that she eventually wore the coach down and he gave her a tryout for the boys team. He didn’t expect much, but she proved too good. Her speed, moves and skill were remarkable. She was a natural. She made the team and worked hard to prove she was more than a sideshow. It took some convincing from the school but eventually the league let her wrestle and by the time she was a senior she not only had broken down barriers, but she had become a force. She didn’t win all the time but she had plenty more wins than losses, several by pins. Other schools had joined the parade and let girls on their team as well. Stephanie dominated them all. Unfortunately she never got a chance to prove herself beyond the league. State rules hadn’t caught up to the gender issue yet and she found herself on the outside when the tournament invites were handed out. She was disappointed but no less excited. During her time on the time she had become enthralled by the bright lights of the big pro promotions. ‘I could do what those girls are going’ she thought. In her college years she found a pro wrestling school and decided she wanted to try it out.
Stephanie became instantly loved during her training. Her natural skills for the sport, her willingness to learn, her ability to catch on, and her looks all attributed to a quick rise. The trainers couldn’t say enough good things about her and they helped find a promoter to sign her to a small contract. It was a small outfit but once more she found a way to rise above the rest of the girls. She had the ability to get the meager crowds behind her and she did it quickly. Along the way she found she enjoyed applying holds on these other girls. She found it empowering. Making them tap out or verbally submit, or from time to time, put them out cold really got her excited. She didn’t settle on any one hold, she loved them all. Her thirst to learn even more maneuvers garnered her the nickname “The Submission Technician” and that moniker stuck. She was a true natural and was rapidly climbing the ladder and garnering recognition. Soon she was piling up victories every weekend on the local circuit, all via submission holds. She loved the attention she was now garnering and couldn’t wait for the weekends to arrive so she could drive to the local event and put on a show for the crowd. It enthralled her and it drove her to set her sights higher. The promoter knew he had something as well and used his contacts to get one of the big promotions to come and take a look at her.
During this time her body developed as well. Not only did it mature into feminine curves, but her workouts made it strong. She was wiry strong in the arms and shoulders, but her lower body and legs become incredibly powerful. Her thighs were easily the first things people saw when she entered the gym or the ring. They drove many of her wins.
In her first match against a similarly experienced wrestler on a larger circuit she was on her “A” game. The larger crowd drove her and she was dominating her opponent. She was quicker, more skilled, and just better. She had truly been amazing on this night and had her girl tied up in a inescapable figure four leglock.
Then her world changed.
Rather than hearing a submission or feeling a tap out there was a loud ‘SNAP’.
She had broken the other girl’s leg.
The aftermath had left emotional scars on Stephanie. She tried to put it behind her and get back in the ring but she couldn’t mentally shake what had happened. It was a gruesome injury that she kept replaying over and over again in her head. A couple of matches after were losses where she looked meek. Physically she would look fine, but she just couldn’t bring herself to mix it up for very long and would find herself being taken apart. She decided her heart was no longer in it. It had always been about competition and testing herself but injuring another person in such a way had taken all the thrill from her.
She went back to school where she met Allison at an evening business class. They became friends and conversation, and Allison’s build, led to a fast friendship. Eventually Stephanie disclosed her past to her friend. Allison was sympathetic and never pressed Stephanie to anything more than she wanted to offer. Allison kept in touch with her often, meeting for lunch or coffee or just to sit and chat about life. Never did either of them mention her past. Allison had always hoped she’d be able to get past her demons. It seemed however that would never come to pass and that was fine with them both. Their friendship meant more than anything else.
Being around the gym and what the girls were doing there had lit a little spark in Stephanie. She found she missed it more than she remembered. She was developing an itch to get back in the ring, but the nagging thoughts kept preventing her making that last big step.
Then Allison got challenged by her sister. Stephanie started doing the math and realized Allison might need some help. She summoned her courage and approached Allison to volunteer, despite her not being certain she was ready.
Allison knew she had to test Stephanie’s mettle and did just that. She didn’t trust this testing to just anyone, Allison stepped through the ropes herself and put Stephanie through her paces. With a timely entrance and a little help, Allison was able to help Stephanie get past being timid in the ring. The real test would be a real match against a real opponent.
In her match at the Fight For The Gym Stephanie passed with flying colors. She needed a victory for her team in the worst way, dug deep, found ways to stay ahead of her opponent or counter what she offered. Then in spectacular fashion turned a struggle to get a pin into a dominant reverse headscissor submission.
Stephanie was back, she was thrilled to be part of a win and exhilarated to be in the ring again. Her demons may or may not be gone but for this one moment she thrived on the pressure and produced a win.