Black Orchid @ Festelle
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||112 lb (50.8 kg; 8.0 st)|
|Years active||1994 - 1997|
|Assumed Competitive Female Wrestling Record|
|Assumed Competitive Mixed Wrestling Record|
Slim muscular Black Orchid was a wrestler and boxer for Festelle. She was a determined and relentless fighter, and a tough opponent for anyone in her weight range.
Black Orchid (5'5", 112 lbs) v Danni (5'9", 134 lbs) - FV125
Report of the match by John Laird from Amazons in Action #71, July 1995
Fought over ten minutes, pins or submissions, The Black Orchid was pitched against the statuesque Danni from Southend.
This was an action-packed match from the start and an early headlock from Orchid suggested that she might have things all her own way, as in other of her matches. Danni, though, retaliated both with a scissors and with an aggressive clawing at the face of Orchid, provoking her into an attempt to bite the offending hand while it distorted her face.
For a moment, Orchid rolled over on top of Danni, grinding her into the mat in one of those fearsome headlocks that usually brings submission. But instead, Danni rolled her over, and in due course applied one of the most devastating holds I have witnessed at a live event, a prolonged neck stretch which was bravely endured by the Orchid for quite some time. Danni, though, was merciless, adjusting her grip from a double-handed chin pull to more of a face-claw, but all the time keeping up the pressure from behind, and interjecting the pressure with hair pulling. It was Orchid's corner who effectively threw in the towel for her after some moments of punishment which the stout-hearted black girt would have done well to curtail herself by submitting earlier, for she was rendered incapable of wrestling again for the remainder of the afternoon.
The always-attentive referee was constantly at the side of the Orchid ready to interpret the faintest hint of submission as the girl began to hyperventilate intensely. A great loss, though she seemed to recover soon afterwards. The incident, I suspect, also had the unfortunate side-effect of preventing Danni finding another opponent that afternoon.
Black Orchid (5'5", 112 lbs) v Tracy (5'3", 104 lbs) - FV131
FV131 Stripped for Action
This naked fight between Tracy and Black Orchid took place in 1996 in the same public house as Tracy's fight with Anita described above. Tracy had fought the Black Orchid in a topless match the previous year and had lost 3-0 to a series of powerful bodyscissors submission holds. If Tracy expected this naked fight would be less exacting for her she was soon proved wrong.
As soon as the fight started the Black Orchid went on the offensive trying to pin Tracy in a folding body press. Tracy managed to escape this pin, but then had to roll over onto her front to avoid another attempted pin. Immediately Black Orchid grabbed Tracy by the chin and lifted her head off the mat, within a few seconds she had cranked Tracy's head and torso back until Tracy was groaning loudly in pain. The referee (Jeff the Ref) immediately stepped forward and wisely took a referee's decision to declare Tracy's groans as a submission. There was no objection to this from Tracy.
The match restarted and soon Tracy was trapped between the Orchid's thighs in a bodyscissors. On the video there is no disguising the pleasure that Black Orchid's gets from watching Tracy's discomfort while she tightens her legs across her abdomen. It only took a few seconds before Tracy was forced to submit for a second time.
The third and final fall went to Black Orchid with a combination headlock and bodyscissors that once again had Tracy groaning in pain. So it was a second decisive win for Black Orchid against Tracy.
Competitive female wrestling record
A list of Black Orchid's competitive F/F wrestling matches. This list is not complete.
|1994||Festelle||FV118-2 Nude Wrestling||Chelsea G||0-0||Pins and submissions||Naked||The wrestlers were very closely-matched and could not be separated after a very hard and energetic fight||Link to match|
|1994||Festelle||FV121-1||Lisa P||0-0||Pins and submissions||Topless||The wrestlers were very closely-matched and neither girl could force a pin or submission against the other||Link to match|
|1995||Festelle||FV125-1 Nude Wrestling||Danni||0-1||Pins and submissions||Naked||Black Orchid retired after six minutes (Notable matches)||Link to match|
|1995||Festelle||FV128-4 Chocolate and Cream||Tracy||3-0||Pins and submissions||Topless||Black Orchid won with three submissions against Tracy||Link to match|
|1996||Festelle||FV131-2 Stripped for Action||Tracy||3-0||Pins and submissions||Naked||Black Orchid won with three superb submission holds (Notable matches)||Link to match|
|1996||Festelle||FV132-3||Zoe R||Pts||Boxing||Naked||Black Orchid produced the more telling punches and narrowly won a very competitive and sporting bout on points||Link to match|