ALIAS TITLE TOURNAMENT: VIOLET SAMUELSSON VS. KOHIME MORI
Event: ReVival 23
Event Date: 02/24/2023
ALIAS TITLE TOURNAMENT: VIOLET SAMUELSSON VS. KOHIME MORI
Vince Howard: The following match is one fall and is a semifinal match in the Alias Title Tournament! Introducing first…
The lights dim to darken the arena and a few low strobe lights flicker atop the stage.
“There’s about to be a what? Girlfight!”
A giant pyrotechnic ‘V’ flashes as “Girlfight” by Brooke Valentine continues to play over the PA system and Violet stands in the center of the stage. Clad in a pair of dark purple wrestling pants with a black rhinestone racerback tank top – she extends one fist into the air, pointing towards the ceiling before she blows a kiss to the fans in attendance. She wears a long black cape with a large dark purple ‘V’ on the back of it, harkening back to her ‘superhero’ days.
Nick Stuart: Time for our second match of the evening!
Richard Parker: Girl versus girl action about to happen here in PRIME. For as many female wrestlers as we’ve had here, female vs. female is quite the rarity.
Nick Stuart: That it is, but we’re in for a doozy of one tonight.
Vince Howard: Introducing first, standing at five feet and eight inches tall. She hails from Portland, Maine… VIOLET! SAMEULSSON!
She makes a quick jaunt down the ramp, slapping the odd hand ringside before she slides in under the bottom rope, popping back up to her feet and putting both arms into the air in a ‘V’. She disposes of the cape to the attendant at ringside before she adjusts her coordinating knee and elbow pads and loosens herself up against the ropes while she waits for her opponent.
Vince Howard: And her opponent…
The rocking vibe of Little V Mills cover of “Precious Heart” spreads throughout the arena. Kohime Mori enters quickly after the opponent interlude, gazing around the arena while standing in place. A big smile on her face, Mori gives a double fist pump and an enthusiastic yell before making her way down the isle. As she bounces her way to the ring, she leans left and right to slap hands with the fans.
Richard Parker: You ever feel like Kohime is going to have a fangirl moment when she comes out here?
Nick Stuart: …no?
Richard Parker: Okay, just me then. Carry on.
Once ringside, Kohime quickly traverses the stairs and enters the ring in between the middle and top rope. She makes her way to middle of ring. Once there, she lowers her head and makes a V with her index and middle fingers on her right hand, arm center mast. She raises her arm in a crescent motion until the V is above her head. Mori swings her arm down in front of her after a brief pause, a beaming smile on her face.
Vince Howard: Standing at five feet and nine inches tall, she hails from Okayama, Japan… KOHIME! MORI!
Nick Stuart: One of these two will face off against the winner of Darin Zion and Mortimer Knightingale.
Richard Parker: Is that his actual name? I can’t keep it straight anymore.
Nick Stuart: I have not the slightest clue.
Timo gives his final set of instructions to both competitors before looking over at the time keeper and signaling for the start of the match.
At the sound of the bell, both competitors circle each other around the ring, their eyes locked upon one another. Slowly, Kohime moves towards Violet, looking for a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Violet feigns she is going to do the same, but slips underneath the outstretched arms of her opponent and end up behind Kohime before lifting her off the ground and takes her down to the mat. Kohime, on her stomach, tries to grab at Violet, whose left forearm is digging into the back of Mori’s neck as she spins around and puts Kohime into a front facelock.
Nick Stuart: Smart move out of the gate here from Samuelsson, using her experience to take down Kohime and keep her grounded in the early parts of this match.
Richard Parker: Kohime has the muscle on Violet and Samuelsson needs to do something to keep the advantage in her favor. The experience is a nice bit to boot.
Nick Stuart: Does it make you feel old to know that Kohime was basically nine months old when PRIME debuted in 2003?
Richard Parker: It didn’t before, but now it does. Thanks, Nick.
Violet cinches in the front facelock as Kohime uses her power to muscle back up to her feet before she runs into the nearby corner, drilling Violet’s back into the turnbuckles. Samuelsson though refuses to let up the hold and continues to apply pressure to her neck and windpipe. Kohime wraps her arms around Violet’s back and connects with a bridging Northern Lights Suplex as Timo slides in for his count.
Richard Parker: Wow, Kohime almost had Violet right there.
Nick Stuart: Indeed, she almost did. Kohime makes up her inexperience with creativity and strength and it nearly paid off for her right there.
Richard Parker: So seriously, nine months old?
Nick Stuart: I know, crazy, right?
Richard Parker: I just… can’t wrap my head around it.
Both competitors are back up to their feet in a hurry as Violet runs right into a clothesline from Kohime that plants her back onto the mat. As Samuelsson gets back up to her feet, she is met with a stiff chop to the neck and shoulder area before Kohime whips Samuelsson into the ropes. Kohime goes for a clothesline, but Violet ducks underneath it and flies off the opposite set of ropes, connecting with a flying cross body on Mori. Neither competitor stays down for long, but Violet manages to plant her boot into her opponent’s midsection, bounces off the ropes and connects with a swinging neckbreaker.
Nick Stuart: Kohime goes down, clutching her neck right there.
Richard Parker: Samuelsson has an array of offense that she is going to want to show off with here tonight, looking to find any gaps that she can find in the rookie.
Nick Stuart: Both come into this match picking up their first victory in PRIME at ReVival 21 and one will face their first loss here tonight.
Richard Parker: That’s the nature of the beast.
Violet reaches down and pulls Kohime back up to her feet, connecting with a knife-edge chop as she pushes her into the corner. Violet then slams knee after knee into Kohime’s midsection before attempting to whip her across the ring to the opposite corner. Kohime reverses it though and Violet runs into the corner, runs up the turnbuckles and lands behind Kohime. Violet connects with a dropkick that blasts Kohime into the corner before Violet catches a ricocheting Mori into a roll-up pin.
Richard Parker: Close call there for Kohime, who was nearly knocked out of the Alias Title tournament. Violet is definitely showing her ability and her experience over Kohime, who looks stable in the ring, but needs a bit more confidence.
Nick Stuart: You start to speed things up in the ring, when compared to your training, and it just takes time to figure out how the pieces fit together. What we’ve seen from Kohime thus far has been really impressive.
Violet makes her way back up to her feet and drags Kohime up with her, but Mori plants her fist into Samuelsson’s stomach instead. With her opponent doubled over, Kohime connects an uppercut that snaps Violet’s head back and sends her into the nearby corner. Mori wastes no time as she drags Violet out of the corner and connects with a hip toss into the center of the ring. Samuelsson bounces back to her feet and is met with an elbow strike across the face. Violet stumbles backwards as Kohime rushes at her and connects with a clothesline that sends her opponent crashing to the outside.
Nick Stuart: And just like that, Kohime has got Violet on the outside! These two have been going back-and-forth with one another. This is still anyone’s match!
Richard Parker: If Violet wins, we might have crocodile deathmatches. You think if Kohime wins, it’s going to be ramen-making battles?
Nick Stuart: Well, that would be something unique.
Richard Parker: Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
Violet begins to make her way her up to her feet and as she does, Kohime bounces off the ropes and dives through the middle ropes, connecting with an elbow suicida to the face of her opponent. Samuelsson stumbles into the barricade while Kohime gets back up to her feet and connects with a devastating knife-edge chop. Violet grimaces in pain and fires off a forearm strike before going to whip Mori back into the ring while Timo continues his count, reaching four.
Nick Stuart: And Kohime reverses it, sending Violet crashing into the edge of the ring apron.
Richard Parker: There is never a moment where that doesn’t look like it hurts.
Nick Stuart: And Kohime goes to lift Violet up, but Samuelsson manages to land on the ring apron. She fires off a stiff kick to the face of her opponent and then connects with a tornado DDT onto the outside!
Richard Parker: Sameulsson getting the momentum and opening she needs right there, but she better get back in the ring before Timo counts her out.
Surely enough, Samuelsson slides back under the bottom rope as Timo gets to a seven-count. She then slides back under the bottom rope and grabs Kohime, rolling her back into the ring. Mori rises to her feet, a bit dazed, and turns towards Violet who connects with a roundhouse kick that lands Kohime in the center of the ring, on her back. Violet quickly goes for the cover.
Nick Stuart: And another close call there for Kohime! She’s got to get her head back into this quickly or else–
Richard Parker: –or else Violet my just kick it off. Did you see that roundhouse kick? Made me pucker.
Nick Stuart: You are a weird individual.
Violet pulls Kohime up to her feet and connects with a trio of elbow strikes before whipping her into the ropes and connecting with a spinning back elbow to the sternum that sends Mori crashing to the mat. Violet wastes no time, seizing her opportunity, as she mounts her, and begins pounding away with forearm smash after forearm smash until Kohime manages to push her off of her. Violet grabs a rising Kohime and smashes her face into her knee before whipping the upstart from Japan into the ropes and putting her down with step-up knee strike that stuns Kohime.
Richard Parker: A flurry of offense from Violet there!
Nick Stuart: And she doesn’t appear to be done as she connects with a springboard dropkick to the back of Kohime’s skull!
Kohime rolls onto her knees as Violet moves to the corner and watches as her opponent makes her way up to her feet. Violet sizes her up and as Kohime stands up, Violet connects with a Shining Wizard that puts Kohime back onto the mat.
Nick Stuart: The Crossover!
Richard Parker: I think Violet is ready to put Kohime out for the night. Great effort from Mori, but with that experience in the ring, it proves to be just a bit too much.
Violet watches as Kohime struggles back to her feet once again and then comes up behind Mori, looking for the Poisonrana. Kohime though, with Violet on her shoulders, falls backwards, slamming all of her weight onto her opponent.
Nick Stuart: Violet nearly had Kohime there, but Mori was able to counter at the last second.
Richard Parker: It could have been out of sheer dumb luck.
Kohime makes her way up to her feet and catches a rising Samuelsson with a stiff superkick that sends Violet into the ropes. Violet flies back with a stiff forearm that catches Kohime by surprise. Violet then bounces off the ropes again and connects with another stiff forearm that drops Mori to one knee. Sameulsson then goes to pull Kohime back to her feet only for Mori to pull her into her and into a roll-up!
DING DING DING!
Nick Stuart: WHAT?!
Richard Parker: I— what?!
Violet manages to kick out after the sound of the bell, but it is too late!
Vince Howard: Your winner… and advancing to the finals of the Alias Title tournament… KOHIME! MORI!
Kohime, sitting on the mat, is shocked by the fact that she has managed to pull off the victory. She looks over at Timo, who helps her to her feet before raising her hand in victory.
Richard Parker: I’m still dumbfounded. Are we sure Timo knows how to count?
Nick Stuart: He does indeed know how to count and that was indeed a three count! She caught Violet by surprise there and managed to pull it out!
Violet makes her way to her feet, clearly disappointed with herself. She then looks over at Kohime and extends her hand. Kohime looks at it before rushing over to Violet and hugging her.
Nick Stuart: What a sweet moment between the two competitors!
Richard Parker: Go to break, I’m going to be sick with all of this cuteness.
We then cut to commercial as Kohime celebrates her victory and Violet smiles, disappointed in the loss, but happy for Kohime.