by Daniel Johnson
Vyper vs. Rhia O’Reilly
Vyper is a Scottish born 23 year-old wrestler who debuted in 2008 and has since wrestled for around two dozen wrestling promotions. Trained by the likes of Damian O’Connor and Mikey Whiplash (who themselves are still fairly young being in their twenties and thirties, respectively) Vyper has also gone by the name Big Van Viper. The inspiration from Big Van Vader is clear in her moveset which relies on power moves and her finisher, which is her version of the Vader bomb, the Vyper bomb.
On March 9, 2014 at a live event for the Scottish Wrestling Alliance: ZERO 1 (SWA: ZERO 1), Vyper wrestled Rhia O’Reilly. Despite being slightly north of the 25 year mark, O’Reilly, hailing from Northern Ireland, had debuted more recently than Vyper and had traveled far to be trained by former WWE superstar Lance Storm.
The match is a lot of fun with O’Reilly scoring some cheap heat by coming out with an Irish flag in front of this Scottish crowd and then Vyper getting a cheap Mick Foley-esque pop by waving a small Scottish flag. O’Reilly targets Vyper’s left arm to start the match and as the heel controls the pace of the match. Vyper eventually comes back with two running back elbows followed by a short arm clothesline, but lets O’Reilly get in some more shots before the finish. Vyper sends the crowd home happy by tattooing O’Reilly onto the mat with a Vyper bomb.
The full match can be seen right here:
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