Final Part: A blast from the past - Mary Elizabeth Winstead vs Sarah Harding
We are less then a month away till the anniversary of the BBU, so again we look back in the archives, find bouts that were classics or had a big bearing on the future of the BBU.
This time we look at how the BBU actually ended the year in 2010, on the December PPV Hollywood star Mary Elizabeth Winstead took on Girls Aloud band member Sarah Harding in the main event on a card that had every title defended on it.
If you are wanting to read the bout before looking over this discussion, then here is the link below that will take you to the fight on the archive page:fcbahistory.pbworks.com/w/page/34432512/30%20December%202010%20Sarah%20Harding%20vs%20Mary%20Elizabeth%20Winstead
So where do we start, well the BBU even in it's early inception had massive stars who travelled from America to fight over in this country against our stars, Mary at this point was really breaking through in her career as Sarah was arguably in her prime of her stardom.
The fight was arranged with the Foxfire stable wanting to help season Mary, Sarah even today has a reputation of being one of the toughest fighters in girl band history, so the match was set with plenty of prefight trash talk on what would happen to the loser.
Coming into the ring, both fighters were in peak physical conditioning, even though titles were not on the line, this had a lot of pride on the line to go along with the prize of having the last major talking point in the BBU that year.
The tension was clear to see as the first cracks of leather rung out at ringside, Mary at first was leaving herself open, Sarah hitting her hard across her beautiful face, forcing Winstead to be the first to clinch in the opening minute, where both would exchange insults as the hatred between them was being felt radiating off them.
As the round progressed Mary caught Sarah with a vicious left hook, back went Sarah to the ropes, trying to fight back but finding herself being ripped apart by the pinpoint punching from Winstead, leading to Harding taking a knee with seconds to go in the round.
Sarah would battle on in round two, blood run from her nose though as Mary was proving to be just that faster and seemed to hit that much harder, so much so that Harding seemed broken down half way through the round, ending up put down by more blasting hooks that seemed to have dynamite in those gloves.
It was a short fight with Mary afterwards giving Sarah a spanking with her white leather belt she brought to the ring, neither woman to this day talks in a positive way about the other even ten years later to show you that age doesn't always heal wounds.
The reason this fight is an important step in BBU history was it showed fighters from around the world that the BBU was a place they could come for marque fights, while Mary wasn't the first to come here with Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus beating her to it, Mary would travel here to learn her craft.
In the same manner women like Victoria Justice and Demi Lovato would travel here to earn their stripes, getting into feuds with our fighters that to some degree still haven't been settled before going back to the FCBA.
We also had stables like Team Canada and Front Street Japan would set up shop here, creating champions that would define eras in the BBU, like Mikie Hara and Erica Cerra, we have had fighters of course from the home nations, from North America, South America, Africa, Australia and Asia all fought in the BBU thanks to the early days that helped make the BBU the massive entity it has become through fights like this one.
That's all we have time for folks, thank you to everyone who took the time to read these posts, we hope you enjoyed this weeks show and we will see you back next Sunday for the next edition of the Real View.