The undefeated Toxic Shocks and the powerhouse Denim Demons faced up in the final bout of the 2013 Atlanta Roller Derby season, and it was a nail-biter from the first jam. The Demons and Shocks had already matched up once this year, in both teams very first bouts of the season, which the Shocks decisively won. You can bet that the Demons had every intention of returning the favor by serving up the Shocks their first loss of the year, and defending their ownership of the championship trophy (which they won from the Sake Tuyas in 2012). From the first whistle, it was clear that it would be close. Both of these teams are stacked with All-star and B-team jammers and blockers, and it showed. Shock jammers Jammunition, Jean-Juke Picard, Trouble MakeHer, and Tart Breaker (in her final bout before retirement) slammed through the likes of Ozzie Kamakazi, Queen Loseyateefa, and Switchblade Siouxsie. It wasn’t easy, but they got through, and the Shocks had lead jam for much of the first half. The legendary Demon Wild Cherri reminded us all that she is a true double threat, as she blocked and jammed her through the Shock packs, and the ever-reliable Demon jammers ChokeCherry and Hate Ashbury never quit. The immovable Shock wall of green lived up to its fame, as Alassin Sane, Rebel Yellow, and Desi Scarnaz made the Demons work hard for every point. It was always close, and at one point the Demons were within twenty points of the Shocks — a mere power jam away from the lead. In the end the ladies in blue never quite caught up to the Shocks, who brought home their first Championship trophy since 2010.
MVPs were Canna Whoopass in her last game before retirement (blocking), and Tart Breaker (jammer) for the Toxic Shocks. Demon MVPs were ChokeCherry (jamming), and Ozzie Kamakazi (blocking).