Free Match Friday is a weekly feature from Diva Dirt. Every Friday, we’ll spotlight a great indie match available to watch for free online. Some of the best wrestling in the world is happening in high school gyms and sports bars and even, occasionally, in an appropriate venue for a wrestling match. This week, our free match is a terrific title match between Killer Kelly and Valkyrie at Pro Wrestling Ulster’s Celtic Cup.
It is my solemn belief that Killer Kelly and Valkyrie could wrestle each other for ten, fifteen or twenty years without turning in a bad match. That might seem a mad thing to say about two wrestlers who’ve only met twice in the ring. But they have such a fantastic natural ring chemistry that I’m certain they’ll only get better as time goes by.
We previously featured their stellar match at the German Wrestling Federation in this series, which I praised for its verisimilitude, the quality of appearing to be real. This week’s match, which saw Killer Kelly challenge Valkyrie for the PWU Women’s Championship, is a little different.
First and foremost, while booked as tweeners in their GWF match, here we have Valkyrie as the heel champ, as a member of the Rocky Starr Experience. Killer Kelly is the face and the crowd is one hundred percent on her side. The match is a picture perfect “coward vs hero” match, with Valkyrie spending long stretches of the match running away and even using a fan in a wheelchair as a human shield.
But where many “coward vs hero” matches end up frustrating and boring because of, well, the running away, this match never is. It uses just as much cowardly heel shenanigans as it needs to build just enough frustration that every strike Kelly lands on Valkyrie is like a huge cathartic release. And it lets Valkyrie be as crafty as she is cowardly, using her tactics to not just avoid damage but deliver it. Much like their first match, it’s by no means flashy, but it is a simply excellent iteration of a familiar genre. I can’t wait for the rubber match.
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