Harriet Moran, Madison Bell, and Terry Nelson star in Prizefighter, the third episode of NGC’s third season, and from the earliest preview pictures I had the feeling this was going to be one of those special NGC episodes. And in my opinion, I was right.
Season 3, Episode 3 – Prizefighter
[Beware spoilers] I think a special episode deserves a special review, so let’s break down this one into individual elements.
The Story – Miss Freedom may be a great superheroine, but she may not be the best leader. When Elite Force went independent she didn’t figure that there would be some major financial issues in keeping her organization afloat. So, she has been doing some side jobs and the most dangerous among them is fighting against opponents in a ring for the amusement of billionaires who want to see the worlds greatest heroine tested.
The New Costume – A big thumbs up in my eyes. A window, the sides cut out. Just a completely different look than ever before. Probably my favorite Miss Freedom costume, although I will always have a big affinity for the second one.
First Fight/First Pinfall – MF squares off against Qaran Casus, an imposing and powerful figure in a best of three win by pinfall fight. Qaran starts fast, chokes MF, throws her into a corner, and rams his shoulder in her gut several times. MF throws him into the ropes and hits him with a clothesline, a blow that he totally ignores. He rams her head into the turnbuckle, grinds his knee into her back, and hits her with some chops to the upper chest. He then squeezes her in a frontal bearhug, hits several hard stomach punches, and then knocks her out with a punch and pins her for the three count.
Second Pinfall – Miss Freedom takes control quickly with some powerful kicks and punches. She then gets behind Qaran and slaps on a choke hold. She follows that with some powerful punches and kicks that knock Qaran out and she gets the pin.
Third Pinfall – Qaran drives some punches in MF’s back and puts her in a chin lock. She’s able to get behind him and lock in a full nelson and knock him down with a blow to the head and gets the pin. Which bring us to her next opponent.
Virtue – Wow!
Virtue v MF – Virtue enters the ring and de-boots herself. She then places her hands in the air and does something, although it’s not exactly clear what her power is. Maybe she sucked some of MF’s power for herself? I actually don’t think it’s meant to be clear what Virtue’s power is at this point. Whatever the case, MF gets her in a choke hold, but to the surprise of the heroine, Virtue is able to power out. Virtue then pounds on MF hitting repeated stomach and face punches. MF is shocked by the beating and Virtue continues to hammer away with knee lifts to the gut. Virtue then locks in a scissor hold and a reverse bearhug which takes us close to the end of the episode so no more spoilers from me except…
Three Endings – You read that right. Three different versions in this film. In one version, Virtue is never needed because Qaran defeats MF. In another, MF collects herself and uses her “Blitz” like powers to take Virtue down. And in the third, both ladies end up in a two woman dog pile.
This was another one of those great weekends where two of our major UK producers really nailed it. Prizefighter was new territory for NGC and they really pulled it off. Some great new characters were introduced and an intriguing storyline that I think has a lot of legs to it was introduced. Are we going to see someone like Celestia in that ring fighting to keep Elite Force financially stable? Let’s hope so.