The arena goes black, a darkness that lingers for a few seconds until the opening chords of ‘Monster’ by Paramore play as the screen comes to life. Footage that has been treated to look old, faded rolls of the Southern Belle fighting her way back up to her feet after being knocked down– and the moment that she appears on the screen, the crowd cheers loudly for the fan-favorite that is about to come out. As the blond regains her feet in that video footage, bruised and battered but still willing to fight, the chorus hits the sound system with a vengeance as Natalie Burrows makes her way out from behind the curtain, a bit of a bounce in her stride. It’s not the sort that comes from being happily energetic, though. Rather? It’s clear that her competitive fire is burning brighter than ever. As coral and white lights flash along the rampway, Natalie still slaps a few of the hands that are offered to her as she descends down it… but her focus is on the ring. Speeding up at the bottom of the ramp, she slides into the ring on her stomach before getting to her feet. The nearest turnbuckle is mounted as she looks out over the crowd, raising her fists in the air to evoke more cheers. She lingers there for a few moments before hopping down, doing a couple stretches to prepare for the match at hand.
- Closure [Scissors Kick. Please note that Natalie tends to bring her heel down upon the base of the skull when she brings her leg down.]
- Hitting Bottom [Rydeen Bomb - D-Lo Brown's 'Sky High' variant, to be exact.]
- Turmoil [Springboard Wheelkick to the back]
- Denial [Leaping leg lariat]
- Epiphany [Feint shining wizard transitioned into a reverse roundhouse - also known as Low Ki's 'Black Magic']
- The Grief Cycle [Tilt-a-Whirl slam]
- Acceptance [Double underhook backbreaker]
Personality: Natalie’s a little bit more worldly than when she first stepped into the wresting business back in 2009, but she is still obviously a small-town Southern girl in many regards. The sort to go to church on Sundays and easily whip up delicious food for large groups of people, the Belle is definitely still easily flustered about sexual references and the like. She’s also extremely polite, having sworn precisely five times on-air over the span of her career while calling everyone ‘Mister’, ‘Miss’, or ‘Missus’ with surnames as appropriate. For her to skip over that formality is either a matter of familiarity… or her way of showing disrespect, if it’s with someone that has treated her poorly. That’s not to say she is a doormat, although she does tend to simply give disapproving looks and cooly polite rebuttals over going all insult-heavy in someone’s face.
History: Natalie’s love affair with professional wrestling began at a young age thanks to how her father, Robbie Burrows, was heavily involved in the independent wrestling scene in North Carolina. She grew up going to shows just about every weekend, eventually convincing her father’s best friend in Morgan Reid into taking her under his wing as his first female student. Morgan eventually became a father figure to her after Robbie’s untimely passing in a car accident when she was eighteen, that derailing her for a couple of years–but when she came back to her training, she pursued it harder than ever until she was cleared to compete in Hardkore Helloween 2008, going on to win it without picking up a weapon. That was the first step in a career which led Natalie to become the most successful of Reid’s pupils by a country mile due to hard work and dedication to the business that has rarely seen its rival… she even kept her booking obligations after the loss of her mother in 2010, winning that match to go on and become VWA’s last Women’s Champion. Her career after that took its twists and turns, its highs and lows–and at one point, even going underground, though she won’t discuss alleged time in a vale tudo ring. She’s chosen to return to wrestling in EWA, though where she’s been and why she is returning now is a mystery.
* denotes a guest appearance in someone else’s RP
When Love and HATE Collide [f/ Maggie McIntyre & Indrid Calder] (2.23.17)
Hello From The Other Side (2.23.17)
Matters and Manners [w/ Maggie McIntyre] (2.17.17)
Southern Comforts (2.14.17)
…Make That Stumbling Blocks (2.12.17)
Stumbling Block (2.6.17)