by Daniel Johnson
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Here are the facts about VOW’s Youtube channel:
Number of videos: 35
Frequency new videos are added: About once a week.
Frequency full shows are added: There are no full shows at this time.
Total views of the most popular video: 327
Aside from having an awesome name that sounds like a 1970’s exploitation movie, VOW has a pretty sweet YouTube channel. Although this Pennsylvania based promotion was founded in 2012, their YouTube channel only launched eight months ago. Most of the uploads by VOW are promos and pieces under five minutes. Although there are three full matches and since two of these matches were just uploaded in the last few days viewers have reason to be optimistic that more matches will be coming. The full match footage features commentary, a two camera setup and onscreen graphics. The picture on all clips is generally clear, but the lightning for the matches can be a little dark. VOW also features some big Pennsylvania based indie names like Tim Donst, AssailANT and the non-CHIKARA worker Chris LeRusso. The channel has improved greatly in the recent past with a higher influx of quality content than usual so there is some momentum there.
A recommended clip:
Samantha Starr vs. Mandy Leon
Before the match begins the commentators play up the heritage of VOW Vixen’s Championship holder, Samantha Starr. Starr is a legitimate third generation competitor tracing back to old school wrestler Grizzly Smith. For you Beyond the Mat fans out there wondering, no Starr is not Jake “The Snack” Roberts’ daughter. Starr’s mother is Baby Doll perhaps best known for managing Tully Blanchard back in the 1980s.
At any rate Starr is all about defending her championship, but her opponent, Mandy Leon is just as eager to win it. Starr isn’t going to let her title go without a fight at the VOW June Judgment II show. After all she had held it at that point for four months.
Leon pulls out some interesting moves in this one including rolling over from a suplex and clamping on a submission. Starr becomes the de facto heel of the match when she gets flustered by Leon’s offense and her own inability to get a three count. Starr starts aggressively arguing with the referee, taking her focus off Leon. A slugfest erupts after a while, but tempers calm and the dynamic goes from brawling back to technical wrestling, which continue until the show’s conclusion.
Both women are left breathing heavy after this one, but both are eager for a rematch.
Categories: Smooth Runs