2014 May 31 Bout Preview

Saturday will be a day for the history books. The skaters of the Texas Rollergirls will be holding their inaugural bout at their practice facility, The Blood Shed, and will be featuring a lot of exciting extras both on and off the track. Most exciting though is the rematches of two of the best bouts of the season thus far.

In Saturday’s first bout: The powerful Honky Tonk Heartbreakers are looking for their first win of the season against a Hustlers squad who is looking stronger each bout and who is now featuring a few new (or returning) faces.

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers

heartsColors: Navy Gingham and Gold

Players to Watch:
Shiner Blond
Kitty Karnage
DeBella DeBall
Deep Dish Nitza

The Honky Tonk Heartbreakers have their aim focused on the Hustlers this weekend in what will hopefully be their first win of the season.  Scrimmage action has shown a team that is getting stronger and more cohesive with every lap of the track.  Their stock of jammers was looking impressive with Shiner Blond, Kitty Karnage, and Deep Dish Nitza looking at ease as they maneuvered past walls of opposing blockers.  Their defense is looking harder to beat than ever with great blocks by DeBella DeBall and Booty Queen and strong walls by Critical Sass and Sideshow Ho.  With a team that evolves so quickly and powerfully, we are likely to see the first win of the season for the Heartbreakers.


hustlersColors: Purple and Silver

Players to Watch:
Killer Vee
Sadie Mae Care
The Killa Sal Monella

In recent scrimmage action- the Hustlers added some new and returning talent that may just make them unbeatable in Saturday’s rematch against the ever-growing power of the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers.  The return of former Hustler Sadie Mae Care and the addition of Killer Vee from Bay Area Derby Girls certainly increased their arsenal of skills and added new dimension to both their offense and defense alike.  As for familiar faces; Fifi Nomenon looked as amazing as always on both offense and defense and Malice was very impressive at jammer as she weaved through the track with relative ease. The Killa Sal Monella also had great turns at jammer and seems as strong as ever.  With all of these weapons at their disposal- they stand a good chance of taking home a win on Saturday.

In Saturday’s second bout we have the most anticipated rematch of the season, pitting the undefeated Hotrod Honeys against the amazing teamwork of the Hell Marys.

Hell Marys

hellsColors: Plaid

Players to Watch:
Brown Buttah
BabyFace Assassin
The Mad Hatcher
Virgo Vengeful

The Hell Marys are anxiously awaiting their turn to take on the Hotrod Honeys again and hand them their first loss of the season.  After falling only slightly short in the first bout against the Hotrods, this Hell Mary crew has adjusted and pushed harder and stronger than ever to become a team with all the tools necessary to dismantle the Hotrod offensive.  With incredible speed and determination in scrimmage play, Baby Face Assassin seems almost unstoppable at jammer; looking smooth and smart as she weaved through walls of blockers, knowing just when to call off the jam.  Brown Buttah also had some great moves beating out Olivia Shootin’ John to claim lead jammer and put points on the board for the Hells.  Their defense is determined to stop the all star jammers of the Hotrod Honeys.  Strong blocking from both The Mad Hatcher and Virgo Vengeful led the charge to stop the onslaught from the Hotrods.  This Hell Mary team are the biggest test for the Hotrods this season, a test I think the Hells just might ace.

Hotrod Honeys

hotsColors: Black and Pink

Players to Watch:
La Voodoo
Legal Knieval
Olivia Shootin’ John

The Hotrod Honeys are undefeated thus far this season and seem poised to remain on top if they can make it past the Hells on Saturday.  The Hotrods looked incredible at scrimmage and with the addition of transferring skater, La Voodoo, from Tampa they are stronger than ever.  The Hotrods play all skaters in all positions at scrimmage, which seems to benefit the whole team and really lends itself to them understanding their position and plays come game day.  The usual suspects at jammer were looking unstoppable with Bloody Mary and Olivia Shootin’ John cutting through walls and blocks with ease.   Legal Kneivel looked awesome at both jammer and blocker.  Olympia took a rare turn at jammer and had no problem grabbing lead jammer and withstanding the onslaught of opposing blockers that were throwing themselves to stop her.  With all that power, this may be the team that goes undefeated through Championships and beyond.

The Texas Rollergirls are giving us an insight into their world with this inaugural bout at the Blood Shed this weekend.   Seeing these incredible athletes on their home turf should only increase the intensity and power with which they play.  We are all in for a night to remember and bouts not soon to be forgotten.  

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