ROH Recap (September 20th, 2010): Sara Del Rey vs Taeler Hendrix

After a mini hiatus, we are back with the ROH Recap! In this edition, ROH’s resident Queen of Wrestling, Sara Del Rey is taking on Taeler Hendrix, who hails from New England Championship Wrestling. Watch below:

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The match starts off with Taeler making the ultimate mistake by falling for Sara’s attempt of a handshake. Sara reels her right in, sending her to the nearest turnbuckle followed by a Coppo kick to Taeler’s head. Sara doesn’t slow down there as she begins to deliver vicious forearms to the face of Taeler. Sara then drags Taeler out to the middle of the ring by her hair where she executes a gut wrench back breaker. Thinking that Taeler is already done for, Sara kneels on her chest for a very cocky pin, but Taeler is able to get the shoulder up.

Sara wastes no time and goes back to Taeler’s hair and take’s her to the ropes, using them as leverage while still pulling on the hair of Taeler. Sara then steps out on to the apron, pulls Taeler’s upper body through the ropes, and begins to kick her viciously right on the chest.

Taeler tries to slither away from Sara, who continues to stalk and kick her before grabbing both of Taeler’s arms and bending them back in a submission hold. Taeler is able to work her way up to her feet, reversing the hold, and dropping down on her butt for a jaw breaker to Sara! Sara bends down, clutching her jaw while Taeler takes the opportunity to give Sara a dose of her own medicine by delivering a powerful kick of her own.

Taeler continues to feel the effects of Sara’s kicks from the earlier in the match and doesn’t recuperate in time before Sara knees her in the gut. Sara tries to Irish Whip Taeler to the ropes, but she reverses and hits Sara in the face with a spin kick, knocking Sara off of her feet for a bit. Sara quickly regains her composure and charges after Taeler, before being taken down by a elbow to the chest.

Taeler is on a wave of momentum and tries to get the crowd on their feet before climbing the top turnbuckle. She comes flying off with a double ax handle attempt, but is met with a stomach full of Sara’s boot. If anything was going to put a stop to Taeler’s momentum, that was it! The crowd (and I) begin to sense that the end is near for Taeler as Sara yanks her up and rolls her into a cross arm bar where Taeler submits within seconds.

Now, don’t get me wrong. This was a solid match, but it was a glorified squash. Clearly the message ROH is trying to send across is can anyone come into ROH and stop Sara Del Rey? Or atleast push her to the limit? I think they are going to bring in someone soon who will be able to do it. I wouldn’t mind seeing Jamilia Craft come back & making Sara humble. We shall see, but until then make sure you check out ROH’s sister promotion, SHIMMER (I’m sure you’ve heard of it) on for their newest DVDs.

  • Jack5326

    Lobed Death Ray’s aggressiveness in this match yet there was a hell of a lot of screaming going on. Kelly Kelly much? haha

    Taeler’s attire was horrendous but her offense was decent and so was the match and so was your article Shanti. :-)

  • John Hyperion

    People scream in women’s wrestling (via Joshi). No one cares about Kelly Kelly enough to emulate her.

    All hail The Queen! Taeler made a wonderful victim. I almost felt sorry for this one.

  • ecwroh

    It was a good squash match. ROH does them the best. When WWE or TNA does them, I find myself bored. It does not matter if it is male or female squash matches, they are boring to me. Unlike ROH who can put on entertaining male & female squash matches.

  • John Hyperion

    Yes. It’s because ROH allows it’s wrestlers to innovate, improvise, and evolve. If SDR were doing the same 3 generic moves in every match, long and short, with no variation for 3 years straight then this would be pretty dull. As it is, I very much enjoyed this and her Jamilia match even though neither was very long or competitive.

  • Toby

    Great recap Shanti! Like you said basically a squash match; but enjoyable!

  • alexl467

    Does anyone have an update on whether or not Sara is still in talks with the WWE about joining the company?


  • madslam2009

    I wish Taeler could have gotten more offense. Shes really a pretty wrestler. And Del Ray….. Bset in the US right now

  • wildsnorlax


    She said she’s intrested in wwe,but they r not intrested in her.

  • alexl467


    I could be mistaking but I thought I read on here that Sara (I think during her Women oof Wrestling interview) confirm that WWE officials have been in contact with her.


  • John Hyperion

    Nothing has come of this contact in regards to her being signed, but if it does I’m sure DD will be the first to report it.

    However right now you watch her in SHIMMER, ROH, Chikara, JAPW, ACW, NCW Femmes Fatales, Indiegurlz, and several other quality promotions.

  • Juniper

    Sara is on InYourHead radio tonight so I guess you may find the lastest there.

  • Mickey_Beck

    One of my problems with ROH is how they book the girls. When SDR and MsChif were Shimmer champs they defended the belt at ROH events. They even did that with the Shimmer Tag Champs “Ohio Girls”. But they don’t have any real storylines to get me to watch. I want a storyline so I can get into it. One reason why I like WSU is cause they work with other companies aswell have great storylines. This is a huge reason why I hate wwe.

  • Rashanti

    Mickey: ROH doesn’t have an official women’s division. The only women they have that are signed to a contract are Del Rey and Daizee Haze. WSU is an all women’s promotion that is devoted to womens wrestling entirely. That’s why they have storylines and ROH doesn’t. If you want real storylines to keep you watching, then you should take advantage of my suggestion at the end of the write up and check out SHIMMER.

  • John Hyperion

    ROH is a primarily male promotion. Their sister promotion is SHIMMER, an all female promotion. If you want long term stories with these ladies you could be watching that.

  • alexl467

    There is something I’ve always been curious about indy all female wrestling promotions like Shimmer and WSU. That is what is the typical types of storylines which are frequently utilized in these promotions, meaning are they simply of the “who’s the better wrestler” variety or do they have more layers to them sort of like female versions of the original Kane & Undertaker feud, the original ECW Raven & Sandman saga, and the SCSA and Vince M. situation?


  • John Hyperion

    Most independent wrestling companies focus on wrestling more than elaborate, and inane, WWE-esque storylines. They have stories, of course, but they are usually grounded in reality and wrestling. If your brother burned your parents alive you’d call the cops, not train to become a pro wrestler so you could fight him. Compare that to Portia breaking Danger’s arm to win a match, then trying to attack her when she was pregnant and giving an in ring interview. That story went on for like 2 years real time, but it was so much more believable, therefore better than, say, Jericho and HHH fighting over a puppy.

    Chikara is a bit of an exception and has the most complex stories, but wrestling is still the focus of the shows.

  • ecwroh

    Also, I have a question. I just notice this. What is up with Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) & Sara Del Rey coming out to the same music? First, they came out to “The Final Countdown” and now they both come out to “Ride of the Valkyries”.

  • John Hyperion

    On both occassions Bryan suggested to Sara that she use the music, then eventually used it himself. It’s pretty funny.

  • ecwroh

    @John Hyperion: Cool. That’s Awesome.