• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Laurel Anne Hardy vs. Artemis Kaiser
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Adam Alpha vs. Blake Jones
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Kai Cooper vs. Aiden Deimos
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Tommy Evans vs. Nando Fresno: Alien Hunter
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Molly Reid vs. James Lambert, Jr
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Chris Andrew vs. Elizabeth Lannister
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Dragón UV vs. Emilio Vialpando
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Kickass Smurf vs. Pedro Gonzales
The video switches to an outside shot of the Manhattan Center here in new York City NY. We then transition inside, where the camera pans around to capture the excited crowd. An FGA chant breaks out throughout several sections of the building. The camera transitions to the entrance way to anticipate the first wrestler about to walk out.
Post by FGA Office on Mar 25, 2017 10:27:53 GMT -5
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Kickass Smurf vs. Pedro Gonzales
The match begins with both luchadors shaking hands before circling the ring. After a lockup, Smurf gains the advantage with a side headlock. But he’s quickly shoved into the ropes. Upon his return, Gonzales brings him down with a trio of japanese arm drags before transitioning into an armbar. After Smurf battles back to his feet, Gonzales delivers an arm wrench. After seething from the pain, Smurf rolls forward, leans back, kips up and reverses into an arm wrench of his own. Gonzales then rolls forward, leans back, kips up, cartwheels over and reverses into an arm wrench of his own. Smurf then rolls forward, turns over onto his knees, flips over with a headstand and reverses into an arm wrench. Gonzales then runs towards the ropes and counters with a springboard arm drag. As Smurf gets back to his feet, Gonzales rushes over and delivers a tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown, sending Smurf through the ropes and to the floor. The crowd roars with cheers and applause after the series of reversals.
Once the crowd sees Mexico City’s Favorite Son clapping, they follow suit. As Smurf gets back to his feet, Gonzales takes off into the far ropes. Upon his return, he hurls himself over the top rope, knocking Smurf down with a no hands topé to a roar from the crowd. After rolling Smurf back inside and sliding back in, a lateral pass gets a count of two.
As the match continues, Gonzales delivers several chops in the corner. He then performs an irish whip before following Smurf into the corner. But instead of crashing into the corner, Smurf runs up the turnbuckles and backflips over the approaching Gonzales. As Smurf lands on his feet, Gonzales turns around to face him. But he gets knocked into the corner with a dropsault from Smurf. The kick causes Gonzales to slump down in the corner. The crowd gasps once they see Gonzales in perfect position for his finisher. But so does Smurf! So he quickly stakes a few steps back before running into the corner and hurling himself at Gonzales with the SMURRRFFFONBALL!!! (Cannonball Senton to opponent in corner). But at the last second, Gonzales rolls out of the way, sending Smurf crashing into the turnbuckles. Gonzales quickly drag Smurf out of the corner and makes the cover, but it only gets two.
In the fifth minute, Gonzales throws Smurf down with a scoop slam. He steps out onto the apron and goes for a senton atomico. But Smurf gets his knees up, causing Gonzales to crash down across them! Just as Gonzales gets back to his feet, Smurf runs into the ropes, comes back and delivers a spinning headscissors takedown with extra rotations, sending Gonzales through the ropes and to the floor. After stepping out onto the apron, Smurf knocks Gonzales down with a springboard Arabian Press! After rolling Gonzales back inside and sliding back in, Smurf makes the cover. But it only gets two.
Seven minutes in, Smurf takes Gonzales and goes for an irish whip. But it’s reversed! Gonzales rushes into the corner to attack. But Smurf ducks the attack and dumps Gonzales over the top rope. After Gonzales lands safely on the apron, he doubles Smurf over with a shoulder thrust through the ropes. He then goes for a springboard maneuver. But Smurf catches him with a chop mid-jump, knocking the Bueno Club member down to the apron. As Gonzales pulls himself back up, Smurf runs into the corner and knocks Gonzales down to the floor with a Triangle Dropkick.
The crowd stands as Smurf takes off into the far ropes. When he returns, he leaps through the ropes and knocks Gonzales down with a suicide dive! Smurf rolls Gonzales back in. But he doesn’t slide right in after him to make the cover. Instead, he climbs onto the apron and waits for Gonzales to return to his feet. When Gonzales gets back up, Smurf knocks him down with the Smurfin’ Bird (springboard crossbody)!
But Gonzales rolls through it and gets a count of two!
Eight minutes in, Gonzales goes for an irish whip, but Smurf reverses and follows up with a handspring back elbow in the corner. Smurf goes for a running bulldog out of the corner. But Gonzales shoves him into the ropes. When Smurf returns, he throws out a clothesline. But Gonzales ducks and runs into the ropes. When Smurf turns around, he gets knocked down with Retrograde Am-knee-sia (Running high knee, bicycle high knee, Springboard into a knee drop)!!! Gonzales then heads into the corner before connecting with El Destino (springboard corkscrew moonsault)!!! He hooks the leg, but only gets two and a half.
As the match continues, Gonzales gives Smurf a release German Suplex. After dragging Smurf into the corner, Gonzales climbs to the top turnbuckle and goes for an imploding 450 splash. But Smurf is able to get his knees up!! While Gonzales rolls over and curls himself up, Smurf rolls out onto the apron before pulling himself up using the ropes. He then scales to the top turnbuckle and waves on Gonzales. Just as Gonzales gets up and turns around, Smurf leaps off and flattens him with a diving seated senton for two and a half!
In the twelfth minute, Smurf brings Gonzales back up and runs into the ropes. Upon his return, he plants Gonzales with a running Tornado DDT! After dragging Gonzales into position, Smurf steps out onto the apron, scales to the top turnbuckle, flips off and crashes down on Gonzales with Smurf 'n' Turf (450 Splash)! The ref slides over and makes the count. ONE! TWO! THREE!
Kickass Smurf 0 || Smurf 'n' Turf - 12:45 || Pedro Gonzales X
Last Edit: Mar 25, 2017 10:28:07 GMT -5 by FGA Office
Post by FGA Office on Mar 25, 2017 10:35:22 GMT -5
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Dragón UV vs. Emilio Vialpando
The match begins with a hard lockup from both men. After jockeying for position, Dragón moves Vialpando across the ring and presses him up against the ropes. Just as the ref is about to count to five, Dragón makes a clean break… then pushes Vialpando, which elicits boos from the crowd. The boos quickly turn back to cheers when Vialpando shoves Dragón down to the canvas. Dragón gets back up and gets right in Vialpando’s face. After getting piefaced from Dragón, El Serpiente knocks him down with a right hand to the jaw. Vialpando brings Dragón back up before whipping him into the ropes. When Dragón returns, Vialpando hoists him up in the air. But on the way down, Dragón knocks him down with a dropkick. He then kips back up to his feet before running into the ropes. When Dragón returns, he delivers a headscissors takedown. A lateral press gets a two count.
Continuing on, Vialpando is moved into the corner before catching a series of chops to the chest. He then takes Vialpando, delivers a Dragón Whip and follows him into the opposite corner. But instead of crashing into the corner, Vialpando vaults over the oncoming Dragón. When Dragón turns around, he gets thrown down by an dram drag. Vialpando gives him two more arm drags before transitioning into an arm bar.
Three minutes in, Dragón battles back to his feet before using his free arm to move Vialpando into the ropes. Just before the count of five, Vialpando lets go and leaves his arms in the air. This leaves El Serpiente open and Dragón connects with knee to the midsection. Boos echo throughout the Grand Ballroom as he takes Vialpando, turns and tosses him through the ropes and to the apron. As Vialpando picks himself up on the apron, Dragón runs into the ropes. When he returns, he leaps over the top rope, lands on Vialpando’s shoulders and delivers a hurricanrana off the apron!
Dragón rolls back into the ring and waits for Vialpando to get up. Once his opponents stirs and gets back to his feet, Dragón heads into the ropes. When he returns, he flips over the top rope, knocking Vialpando down with the Buceo Dragón (running shooting star press)!! Dragón rolls him back inside and gets a two count.
As the match continues in the fifth minute, Dragón throws Vialpando down with a scoop slam. He then steps out onto the apron, scales to the top turnbuckle and goes for a missile dropkick. But Vialpando steps back and swats him down. He then lifts up Dragón’s legs, wraps his arms around them and leans back, catapulting Dragón into the corner. As Dragón stumbles back, Vialpando brings him down with a Zig Zag for two!
Vialpando picks up Dragón and goes for an irish whip. But Dragón reverses, sending Vialpando into the corner. Dragón then rushes into the corner to attack. But Vialpando ducks and dumps him over the top rope. After Dragón lands safely on the apron, he gets quickly knocked off by a Pelé Kick. As Dragón starts to get up on the outside, Vialpando makes his way towards the center of the ring. He then runs into the corner before knocking him down with a Triangle Asai Moonsault! Vialpando rolls him back inside for a count of two.
Continuing on, Vialpando lifts Dragón up onto his shoulders for Croyt’s Wrath. But Dragón begins raining down punching across the top of his head. He then reverses into a victory roll for a count of two. After both men return to their feet, Dragón pulls him down with an arm wrench inside cradle for a count of two. Once they get back to their feet, Vialpando takes Dragón and whips him into the ropes. Upon his return, Vialpando goes for a back body drop. But Dragón slips down from behind and follows up with a schoolboy for two. Dragón then takes Vialpando and goes for an irish whip. But Vialpando reverses, sending him into the corner. El Serpiente then rushes into the corner. But he gets turned around by a boot to the face. As Vialpando staggers away from the corner, Dragón hoists himself up onto the middle ropes and goes for a diving bulldog. But Vialpando ducks. After Dragón lands on his feet, Vialpando brings him down with a Kotaro Krusher for two!
Seven minutes in, Vialpando takes Dragón and goes for an irish whip. But Dragón reverses, sending him into the corner. Dragón then charges into the corner to attack, but Vialpando catches him with a back elbow. While Dragón is dazed, Vialpando turns towards the turnbuckles before bringing him down with a springboard reverse DDT for two and a half!
Vialpando brings Dragón back towards the center of the ring and brings him down with a scoop slam. He then heads towards the ropes, hops onto the middle ropes and flips back for a Lionsault. But Dragón gets his knees up! He then gets up and runs into the ropes as Vialpando slowly gets back to his feet. When Dragón returns, he knocks Vialpando down with a front dropkick. He then heads into the corner, scales to the top turnbuckle and goes for a moonsault.
Vialpando rolls out of the way!
But Dragón somehow lands on his feet and quickly follows up with a standing moonsault for two and a half!
In the ninth minute, Dragón scales to the top turnbuckle and goes for Luna del Dragón (moonsault double foot stomp). But Vialpando rolls out of the way. After Dragón lands on his feet and staggers back a bit, he runs back over to attack with a clothesline. But Vialpando ducks and counters with a Blue Thunder Bomb for two and a half!
Vialpando grabs Dragón and goes for a hangman’s neckbreaker. But Dragón breaks free, quickly grabs Vialpando from behind and lifts him up for a German Suplex. But Vialpando counters with a wheelbarrow victory roll for two.
After both men scramble back to their feet, they run at each other to attack. But Vialpando strikes first with a high knee strike. While Dragón is dazed, Vialpando turns him around, hoists him up onto his shoulders and then brings him down with Croyt’s Wrath!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THR-NO!
The croed sighs, then bos as Dragón gets his shoulder up.
Vialpando then brings Dragón back to his feet, lifts him up and plants him with the Vibora Strike (Sitdown Brainbuster) for the ONE! TWO! THREE!
Post by FGA Office on Mar 25, 2017 10:41:57 GMT -5
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Chris Andrew vs. Elizabeth Lannister
Lannister catches Andrew offguard right from the start with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. She then runs over and blasts him with a bicycle kick, knocking him through the ropes and to the floor! From there, she steps out onto the apron and knocks him down with an Asai Moonsault! She then rolls him back in for a count of two.
Continuing on, Lannsiter whips him into the corner, only to send him flying out of the corner moments later with a monkey flip. After scaling to the top turnbuckle, she leaps off and knocks him down with a missile dropkick for a count of two!
In the fourth minute, Andrew begins to turn the tables with a reversed irish whip, followed by a pair of clotheslines and a dropkick. He whips Lannister back into the corner and charges over to attack. But he gets knocked back with a boot to the face. While Andrew is dazed, Lannister runs from out of the corner and plants him with the Rains of Castamere (jumping swinging DDT). She then brings Andrew back to his feet, only to bring him back down with Debt Fulfilled (swinging leg hook fireman’s carry slam) for the ONE, TWO, THREE
Elizabeth Lannister 0 || Debt Fulfilled - 6:16 || Chris Andrew X
Post by FGA Office on Mar 25, 2017 10:46:43 GMT -5
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Molly Reid vs. James Lambert, Jr
The match starts with both champions shaking hands before circling the ring and locking up. After an initial struggle, Lambert gains the advantage with a side headlock. He then brings Reid down to the mat with a side headlock takedown. Reid is able to reverse into a headscissors. But Lambert is able to ultimately escape with a kip up.
Once both competitors are back to a vertical base, Lambert gains the advantage with a series of arm wrenches. But Reid is able to roll forward, lean back, kip up and reverse into an arm wrench of her own. After fighting off the pain, Lambert sends Reid crashing down to the mat with an arm wringer. He then quickly rolls her up with an Oklahoma Roll for a count of two.
After both champions return to a vertical base, they feel each other out before engaging in a Greco-Roman knuckle lock. Lambert quickly gains the advantage and slowly brings Reid down towards the canvas. But Reid stops herself from being pressed down flat against the canvas by bridging back. She then slowly bridges back up before bringing Lambert down with a monkey flip. As Lambert returns to his feet, Reid runs over and sends him out onto the apron with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown to a roar of cheers. While Lambert pulls himself up on the apron, Reid runs over towards the ropes and knocks him down with a flying chuck kick.
The Pride Champion gets the crowd riled up by waving her arms up and down. Once she sees Lambert starting to pick himself back up, Reid takes off into the far ropes. Upon her returns, Lambert slides back in and tries to cut her off with a lariat. But Reid ducks and runs into the ropes. When she returns, Lambert brings her down with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for two.
As the match continues in the fifth minute, Lambert brings Reid into the corner and delivers a chop and jab combo. He then sends her into the opposite corner with an irish whip. Lambert charges into the corner, but he eats a back elbow to the face. After stumbles back, Lambert runs back into the corner. This time, he eats a boot to the face. While HKW’s North American Champion is dazed, Reid hoists herself up onto the middle ropes, dives off, lands on Lambert’s shoulders, turns and spikes him with an inverted hurricanrana! Reid makes the cover, but it only gets two.
Reid keeps the advantage after whipping Lambert into the ropes. When Lambert returns, Reid knocks him down with a flying knee. She then steps out onto the apron and waves Lambert up. Once Lambert picks himself up and turns around, Reid plants him with a springboard DDT for a count of two.
Continuing on in the eight minute, Reid brings Lambert into the corner and unloads on him with a quick flurry of punches, kicks, knees and elbows. She then climbs up onto the middle ropes, grabs Lambert and goes for a Tornado DDT. But Lambert is able to stop her mid-turn, lowers her down to the mat, then quickly hit a bridging northern lights suplex for a count of two!
As the action continues, Lambert brings Reid into the corner and delivers a snap suplex into the turnbuckles! He makes the cover, but Reid gets her foot on the bottom rope at two. So he drags her away from the ropes before dropping down into a lateral press. But again, the pin only gets two. He then picks up Reid and goes for a belly to back suplex. But Reid is able to roll over his shoulder, land on her feet and knock him down with a legsweep. She then goes to follow up with a standing moonsault, but Lambert gets his knees up! Once he returns to his feet, he reaches down, wraps his arms around Reid, yanks her up off the apron and brings her down with Death of a Ladies’ Man (low angle release German Suplex)! He makes the cover, but he only gets two.
As the match rages on in the ninth minute, Lambert throws Reid down with a double underhook suplex before stepping out onto the apron. After scaling to the top turnbuckle, he crouches down and waits for Reid to get up. When she does, he stands up, leaps off and goes for a missile dropkick. But Reid’s able to roll out of the way, which causes Lambert to crash and burn on the mat!
Reid brings Lambert back to his feet and nails him with a barrage of forearm shots before following up with a spinning back fist. While Lambert is dazed, Reid runs towards the ropes before knocking him down with a handspring pelé kick for a count of two! She brings him back to his feet, doubles him over with a Muay Thai Knee to the midsection and heads into the ropes. Upon her return, she throws out an Axe Kick. But Lambert slips out of the way and counters with the Spinal Shock (belly to back suplex lift dropped into a backbreaker) for a count of two!
As the match progresses in the twelfth minute, Lambert takes Reid and whips her into the corner. He then rushes across the ring and connects with a corner clothesline, followed by a northern lariat! He then pulls Reid back up to her feet before knocking her down from behind with the TKTFO (hangman transitioned into a European Uppercut to the back of the head)! He drops down and makes the cover, but it only gets two.
Lambert takes Reid and goes for an irish whip. But Reid reverses, follows him into the corner and connects with a handspring back elbow. She goes for a running bulldog from out of the corner. But Lambert shoves her off of him and into the ropes. Upon her returns, Reid jumps up before bringing Lambert down with That’s Using Your Face (double knee facebreaker)! Reid then sets up in the corner and waits for Lambert. Once Lambert slowly picks himself up and turns around, he nearly gets his head knocked off with the Molly Kick (superkick) for the ONE, TWO, THREE!
Molly Reid 0 || Imploding 450 Splash - 14:52 || James Lambert, Jnr X
Post by FGA Office on Mar 25, 2017 10:52:14 GMT -5
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Tommy Evans vs. Nando Fresno: Alien Hunter
The match starts with both men starting things off with a lock up. After jockeying for position, Evans slips on a headlock and tries his damndest to keep his quicker opponent there. Fresno tries to shove Evans off of him, but Evans doesn’t move. So Fresno wraps his arms around Evans, moves back and goes for another shove. But Evans just drops down to a knee while keeping the side headlock applied. After Fresno battles back to a vertical base, he nails Evans with four forearms to the side before trying to shove him off. But again, it’s to no avail. Evans then brings Fresno down to the mat with a side headlock takeover. After an initial struggle, Fresno is able to escape and reverse into a headscissors. But Evans is able to escape via a kip up. As soon as Fresno turns around and tries to get back to his feet, he gets caught in another side headlock. Fresno then lifts up Evans and delivers a belly to back suplex. But after landing on his back, Evans quickly reaches over and traps Fresno in another side headlock.
As the match carries on in the third minute, Fresno battles back to his feet. After a series of forearms to the side, Fresno grabs onto Evans’ forearm and presses up before reversing into a top wristlock. The ref checks on Evans. But he refuses to throw in the towel. He’s then able to overpower Fresno and pulls him back into another side headlock. This time, Fresno finally shoves Evans off of him and into the ropes. When Evans returns, he knocks Fresno down with a running shoulder block. He quickly drops down into a lateral pres that gets two. He then quickly turns Fresno over and slaps on another side headlock. But Fresno is able to slip out and reverse into a hammerlock. As both men get back to their feet, Evans uses his free arm to reach back, grab Fresno and bring him down with a jumping snapmare takeover. As Fresno returns to his feet, Evans runs over and sends him through the ropes and onto the apron with a running hurricanrana. As Evans tries to step out, Fresno gets up, grabs him from the side and delivers a russian leg sweep through the ropes! While Evans lands on the apron, Frenso rolls through it and lands on his feet on the floor. He then slides back in, drags Evans back in and makes the cover. But it only gets two.
Fresno remains in control in the fifth minute as he brings Evans into the corner and unleashes rapid palm strikes and chops to the face and neck. He then takes Evans and whips him into the opposite corner. Fresno rushes across the ring and into the corner. But Evans ducks and dumps him over the top rope. When Evans turns around, Fresno doubles him over with a shoulder thrust through the ropes before executing a sunset flip. But Evans rolls through it and follows up with a front dropkick to the face. He makes the cover, but it only gets two.
Evans remains in control as he delivers several shoot kicks to the chest of a cornered Fresno. He then brings Fresno from out of the corner and whips him into the far ropes. When Fresno returns, Evans brings him down with a trio of japanese arm drags before sending Fresno rolling to the floor with a overflow arm drag. While Fresno picks himself up off the floor, Evans runs into the far ropes. When he returns, the crowd cheers as he dives through the ropes and knocks him down with an elbow suicida.
Evans rolls back inside and waits for Fresno to return to his feet. Once he does, Evans runs into the far ropes. When he returns, he leaps himself through the ropes and knocks Fresno down with a standard suicide dive! After rolling his opponent back inside, Evans rolls himself back in and makes the cover for a count of two.
As the match continues in the tenth minute, Evan remains in control after whipping Fresno into the ropes. But things quickly change after Fresno grabs Evans’ foot after blocking a bicycle kick attempt. He then swings Evans leg away from him, grabs Evans from behind, lifts him up and delivers a running back suplex! After landing on his back, Evans slowly turns over into the prone position. Which is great for Fresno, as it sets Evans up perfectly for the Bestrafen (Running knee drop to back of kneeling opponent’s head). He turns Evans back over and makes the cover, but it only gets two.
Fresno continues to stay on top of Evans after whipping him into the corner. He runs, jumps and goes for a Stinger Splash. But Evans catches him in mid air, charges across the ring and rams him back-first into the corner. After lifting Fresno up onto the top turnbuckle, Evans climbs the ropes and goes for an avalanche hurricanrana. But Fresno counters with a sitout powerbomb to a rush of cheers from the crowd!!! The ref slides over to start the count. ONE! TWO! THR-NO! Evans gets his shoulder up.
It’s now Evans who is lifted up onto the top turnbuckle in the thirteenth minute. After Fresno climbs the ropes, he hops onto Evans’ shoulders and brings him down with a super hurricanrana! Fresno heads out onto the apron before scaling to the top turnbuckle. From there, Fresno dives off and connects with a diving double foot stomp! He goes over the cover! ONE! TWO! THR-NO! Again, Evans gets his shoulder up just in the nick of time.
Fresno decides to head to the top one more time to finish things off. After stepping out onto the apron and scaling to the top turnbuckle, Fresno leaps off and goes for the Flüsse Rand (Springboard Frog Splash). But Evans gets his knees up! While Fresno is curled up, Evans heads into the corner, climbs to the top turnbuckle and flips off for a moonsault. Fresno is able to roll out of the way. But Evans is able to land on his feet and then immediately hit a standing corkscrew 450 splash!!! He hooks the leg. ONE! TWO! THR-NO! Fresno gets the shoulder up!
As the match progresses in the ifteenth minute, Fresno is whipped into the corner. Evans charges in to attack. But Fresno is able to duck and dump Evans over the top rope. After Evans lands on his feet on the apron, Frenso turns around to attack. But he gets knocked down by a gamengiri kick from Evans. While Fresno is still down, Evans climbs to the top turnbuckle, turns around and flips off for Omnicide (moonsault double foot stomp). But Fresno rolls out of the way!
Fresno quickly gets to his feet and doubles Evans over with a savate kick to the midsection. He goes to follow up with a superkick. But Evans recovers in time, catches the foot, swings Fresno’s leg away from him and follows up with a superkick to the back of the head! He then takes Fresno and whips him into the ropes. When Fresno returns, Evans turns him inside out with a single leg dropkick. After dragging Fresno into position, Evans steps out onto the apron, climbs to the top turnbuckle, turns around, flips off and crashes down on top of him with Suicide [Corkscrew 630° Senton]. He reaches back and hooks the leg. ONE! TWO! THREE!
Tommy Evans 0 || Suicide - 17:08 || Nando Fresno: Alien Hunter X
Post by FGA Office on Mar 25, 2017 15:10:55 GMT -5
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Kai Cooper vs. Aiden Deimos
This match was a clash of styles with Cooper trying to live up to the name of the tournament and keep the action fast-paced. After each successful knockdown, Cooper kept irish whipping his opponent into the ropes to tire him out. Meanwhile, Deimos wanted to slow the action all the way down and grind Cooper into the mat. After an irish whip, Cooper went for a leapfrog. But Deimos caught him in mid air and reversed into a powerslam for a count of two.
As the match raged on, Deimos trapped Cooper in the corner and gave him a barrage of punches and elbows to the face. He then tried to bring Cooper to the top turnbuckle and go for a superplex. But Cooper shifted his weight in mid air, causing him to crash down across Deimos for a count of two.
Around the six minute mark, Cooper tried to fight back and go blow for blow with Deimos by hitting several stiff elbows, forearms and kicks. But he was quickly overpowered by the stronger Deimos, who ended up turning Cooper inside out with a discus clothesline after Cooper went for a running attack.
In the waning moments of the match, Deimos went for the Cranial Contusion (springboard roundhouse kick). But Cooper rolled underneath it. When Deimos turned around, he got caught with a pelé kick. While The Camden Demon was dazed, Cooper chopped him down to one leg with several shoots kicks. After bouncing into the ropes, Cooper spiked him with a hurricanrana facebuster! As Deimos laid sprawled out on the canvas, Cooper ascended to the top turnbuckle, flipped off and crashed on top of him with a Double Rotation Moonsault for the ONE, TWO, THREE!
Kai Cooper 0 || Double Rotation Moonsault - 7:14 || Aiden Deimos X
Post by FGA Office on Mar 25, 2017 15:15:01 GMT -5
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Adam Alpha vs. Blake Jones
The match started off with both men trading chops before Jones gained the upperhand. After moving Alpha into the corner, Jones was able to give him the Jones Combo (3 chops followed by 3 kicks to the chest). He then sent Alpha into the opposite corner with an irish whip. Jones charges across the ring and into the corner. But he ends up eating a boot to the face. After stumbling back, Jones charges back into the corner. Alpha goes to counter with another boot to the face. But this time, Jones slams on the brakes and catches his foot. He goes to yank Apha hard out of the corner. But Alpha counters with a hurricanrana. After two dropkicks, Alpha returns to his feet and runs into the ropes. Upon his return, Jones hoists him in the air. But on the way down, Alpha gives him a hurricanrana for the count of two.
Two minutes into the contest, Alpha remains in control until an irish whip gets reversed. When Alpha returns, Jones sets up for a back body drop. But Alpha stops and kicks him square in the face. While Jones staggers back, Alpha turns and runs back into the ropes. Upon his return, Jones returns the favor with a single leg dropkick to the face! He makes the cover, but only gets two.
As the match rages on, Jones has Alpha back in the corner and gives him three shoot kicks to the chest. After an irish whip, Jones charges into the opposite corner. Once again, Jones gets caught with a boot to the face. But this time, he’s able to follow up quickly with a Blakeflip Kick (backflip kick) for a count of two.
While Jones remains in control he hits a clothesline in the corner and follows up with a running bulldog. But Alpha shoves Jones off of him and into the ropes. When Jones returns, Alpha grabs him, runs and tosses him over the top rope. While Jones pulls himself up off the apron, Alpha runs into the far ropes. When Alpha returns, Jones plants him with a slingshot rolling thunder into a tornado DDT! He makes the cover, but it only gets two.
Continuing at around the six minute mark, Jones goes for a vertical suplex. But Alpha knees him in the head on the way up. After slipping down in front of Jones, Alpha delivers a European Uppercut, Pelé Kick combination, followed by a yakuza kick for a Two Count!
As the action spilled out onto the apron, Alpha tries for a German Suplex off the apron. But Jones counters with back elbows to the face. He then runs along the apron before knocking Alpha down with a springboard roundhouse kick. Back inside, Jones waits for Alpha to return to his feet. When he does, Jones takes off into the ropes. When Jones returns, he leaps through the ropes and takes Alpha down with Jones, Jones and Away (suicide dive) to a roar of cheers from the crowd!
Around the eight minute mark, Jones goes for a Lionsault after planting Alpha with a Cradle DDT. Alpha rolls out of the way. But Jones is able to land on his feet. He then goes for a feint moonsault before finally connecting with a standing moonsault!! He then scales to the top turnbuckle, flips off and connects with The NEW Equalizer (corkscrew shooting star press) for the ONE, TWO, THREE!
Blake Jones 0 || The NEW Equalizer - 8:26 || Adam Alpha X
Post by FGA Office on Mar 25, 2017 15:32:35 GMT -5
• Rey del Aire (First Round) • Laurel Anne Hardy vs. Artemis Kaiser
The match starts with both grapplers standing in opposite corners. The crowd is at a fever pitch as two of the most world renowned wrestlers in the game are seconds away from locking horns. Hardy and Kaiser then charge toward the center of the ring. But it’s Hardy that’s the first to strike, blasting Kaiser with a Legitimate Haafu Businesswoman Kick (yakuza kick)! After Kaiser stumbles back a few steps, she heads back over towards Hardy and returns the favor with a push kick. Hardy delivers another yakuza kick to the face in return. Kaiser gets knocked back a few steps before answering back with another push kick. Hardy motions for another yakuza kick, but Kaiser beats her to the punch with another push kick. She then grabs Hardy, delivers an irish whip and follows Hardy into the corner. But instead of crashing into the turnbuckle, Hardy runs up them, backflips over her oncoming opponent and lands on her feet. When Kaiser turns around, she nearly gets her head kicked off by a corner yakuza kick!
Hardy remains in control as she gives Kaiser a Battlegrounds Uppercut. Kaiser responds by socking her with a punch to the face. Hardy then delivers another Battlegrounds Uppercut. Kaiser comes back with another hard punch to the face. After receiving another Battlegrounds Uppercut from Hardy, Kaiser grabs Hardy, tosses her into the corner and unleashes a barrage of Muay Thai clinched knees to the face and midsection. The last of which, a knee to the face, drops Hardy down to the canvas on all fours!
Kaiser immediately drops down and locks on a Gator Roll before transitioning to grounded knees to the head! She turns Hardy over and makes the cover. But she only gets two.
As the match continues, Kaiser takes Hardy and goes for an irish whip. But Hardy reverses, sending Kaiser into the ropes. Upon Kaiser’s return, Hardy scoops her up with a sack of potatoes lift before spinning her down into a sidewalk slam! A hook of the leg gets a count of two. After bringing Kaiser back to her feet, Hardy doubles her over with a Hadouken to the midsection. From there, Hardy hooks Kaiser, lifts her up and delivers the Party Hardy: The Melancholy of Sunday Afternoon (Fisherman suplex lift flipped into powerbomb lungblower). She makes the cover, but she only gets two!
Continuing on at the six minute mark, Hardy works over the back of Kaiser by leaning her chest-first against the ropes and delivering several headbutts to the lower lumbar portion of the spine. She then brings Kaiser away from the ropes and goes for the Party Hardy: The Hangover (Fisherman suplex lift flipped into sitout powerbomb). But as soon as Kaiser is lifted up onto Hardy’s shoulders, she rains down a series of sharp pointed elbows across the top of Hardy’s head. After slipping down in front of Hardy, Kaiser nearly kicks her face off with a high speed roundhouse kick, sending Hardy through the ropes and to the floor!
On the outside, Hardy tries to shake off the cobwebs while Kaiser waits for the moment that her opponent starts to pick herself back up. Just as Hardy begins to rise, Kaiser turns and runs into the far ropes. When she returns, she leaps through the ropes and connects with a suicide dive, squashing Hardy up against the guardrail! While Hardy’s body lays against the rail, Kaiser rolls back inside before running into the ropes. When Kaiser returns, Hardy makes her way towards the ropes. But Kaiser leaps through the ropes and squashes Hardy back against the guardrail!
But Kaiser isn’t done!!!
She rolls back inside and charges into the far ropes. When she returns, she hurls herself through the ropes and smashes Hardy with a high speed diving elbow, sending them both over the guardrail and into the crowd!!! “This is Awesome” chants soon follow.
Kaiser tosses Hardy over the guardrail and back to ringside. As Hardy sits down against the guardrail, Kaiser climbs over before smashing her curved knee strikes to the face! After each knee to the face, the back of Hardy’s head smacks off the guardrail!! Kaiser then reaches down, grabs Hardy by the hair before pulling her back up and rolling her back inside. When Kaiser slides back in, she makes the cover. But it only gets two.
Kaiser stays in control at twelve minutes in. Earlier on, Hardy tried to work over Kaiser’s back. Now Kaiser returns the favor, sending Hardy bouncing off her knee with a half nelson backbreaker! Kaiser yanks her back over onto her back and makes the cover. But the lateral press gets two. After an irish whip sends Hardy into the ropes, Kaiser brings her down with a tilt-a-whirl argentine backbreaker! Kaiser makes the cover and presses her forearm down across Hardy’s chin for a two count. She then picks up Hardy and whips her into the ropes. When Hardy returns, Kaiser hoists her into the air for a catch powerbomb. But Hardy is able to counter by spiking her with a frankensteiner!
With both grapplers down, the ref starts his count. By the count of eight, both grapplers have returned to their feet and are now nose to nose… until Kaiser wallops Hardy with a Stockton Slap! Hardy turns back to Kaiser and gets walloped by another Stockton Slap! When Hardy turns to have her again, Kaiser throws out another Stockton Slap! But Hardy ducks and counter by lunging forward and cracking Kaiser in the face with a headbutt! Kaiser attempts another Stockton Slap. But Hardy swats it away before cracking Kaiser across the face with another headbutt. As Hardy lunges forward for another headbutt…
Kaiser leans into it!!!
Hardy thrusts forward for another headbutt.
But again, Kaiser leans into it!!!!!
The crowd goes wild as the two grapplers ram their heads into each other. But there are some noticeable winces from the fans at not just the sight, but from the sound of two skulls colliding into each other.
After one more collision, both grapplers appear dazed before slowly collapsing to their knees. From there, Kaiser whacks Hardy with another Stockton Slap!
Hardy then returns the favor with a Battlegrounds Uppercut!
Kaiser then delivers another Stockton Slap!
Hardy then answers back with another Battlegrounds Uppercut!
As Kaiser goes to throw another slap, Hardy catches her arm, then grabs the other, crosses them and brings her down with a grounded labai throw. Hardy then quickly follows up with a shining enzuigiri that catches Kaiser the moment she gets up on her knees! She makes the cover. ONE! TWO! THRE-NO! Kaiser just gets her shoulder up.
As the match continues on at the eighteen minute mark, Hardy brings Kaiser down with a Dragon's Breath (Full nelson into split-leg bulldog)! She makes the cover. ONE! TWO! THRE-NO! Kaiser gets her shoulder up. After an irish whip into the ropes, Kaiser gets doubled over by another Hadouken. From there, Hardy ascends to the top turnbuckle before nearly lopping Kaiser’s neck off with The Poseidon Misadventure (Diving front flip leg drop to doubled over opponent's neck)! She makes the cover. ONE! TWO! THREE!
Kaiser, somehow, got her shoulder up in the nick of time to the shock of the NYC crowd!
After an irish whip into the ropes, Hardy charges into the corner and goes for one last Legitimate Haafu Businesswoman Kick. But no! Kaiser catches her, walks from out of the corner and hurls her into the turnbuckles with a Capture Suplex! Kaiser drags Hardy out of the corner and makes the cover, but it only gets two! Kaiser shakes her head before making the cover again. ONE! TWO! THR-NO! Hardy gets her shoulder up.
Kaiser then yanks Hardy up to her feet before hurling her into the corner. From there, Kaiser unleashes an all-out assault on Hardy with the Hate Parade (heavy elbow strike to her opponent's face, followed by four alternating elbow strikes, followed by several Puroresu styled chops. Next, she kicks Hardy ruthlessly, before stepping off. Kaiser rushes back in with a running high knee. As they slump to the ground, Artemis ends the barrage with a devastating running face wash)! She then drags Hardy back towards the center of the ring and hooks the leg.
ONE! . . . . TWO! . . . . THREE!
The crowd gasps, then cheers when Hardy gets her shoulder up!
At the twenty five minute mark, Hardy is then sent into the ropes with an irish whip. When Hardy returns, Kaiser hoists her into the air before nearly throwing her through the mat with a Catch Powerbomb! A cover is made. ONE! TWO! THREEEEEENOOOOOO!!!! Hardy gets the shoulder up at 2.9!!!
Kaiser yanks up Hardy, grabs her by the hair with both hands and delivers three lunging headbutts to the face before hoisting Hardy back up and catching her on the way down with the Chest Burster (pop up kick to the chest). While Hardy is doubled over, Kaiser runs into the ropes. Upon her return, she sends Hardy flipping down to the canvas with a Falcon Kick (single leg dropkick) to the face! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . . . TWO! . . . . THREE!
Hardy gets her shoulder up, to the shock of Kaiser and the crowd.
Kaiser pulls Hardy back to her feet and throws out the First Crusade (rolling elbow). But Hardy lunges forward and headbutts her forearm! While Kaiser clutches the arm, Hardy turns and runs into the ropes. Upon her return, she gets knocked down by a Falcon Punch (superwoman punch)! Kaiser then picks up Hardy and goes for the Second Crusade (ripcord rolling elbow). But Hardy ducks. When Kaiser turns around, Hardy doubles her over before planting her with the Flower Plower Mk.III: Terror From Beneath! (Straightjacket front flip piledriver)! The crowd goes wild as she makes the cover.
ONE! . . . . TWO! . . . . THREE!
The crowd sighs, then boos when Kaiser gets her shoulder up.
After a falling headbutt to the chest at the thirty minute mark, Hardy ascends to the top rope and goes for the Stronger Than Dirt (Corkscrew shooting star elbow drop). But Kaiser rolls out of the way, causing Hardy to crash onto the canvas. Boos ring out throughout the Grand Ballroom when Kaiser pulls up Hardy from behind before turning her inside out with the Second Crusade!!! She makes the cover, sighs and boos can be heard throughout the venue as some fans throw up their arms, knowing that the match is over.
ONE! . . . . TWO! . . . . THREE!
The crowd gasps, then explodes with cheers when Hardy got her shoulder up!!!
Kaiser looks around in disbelief before fixating herself on the top turnbuckle!
Kaiser leaps to her feet before dragging Hardy into the corner. After sitting Hardy on the top turnbuckle, Kaiser climbs up onto the top rope and goes for a superplex from the tippy top. But Hardy blocks it. Another superplex attempt gets blocked. So does another. After three punches to the ribs, Kaiser goes for one last superplex attempt. But it gets blocked. So Kaiser lets go and throws out a punch. But Hardy blocks and counters with a headbutt. After a Battlegrounds Uppercut, Hardy pushes Kaiser down and wraps her arms around her waist. The crowd stand up as they wonder what in the world Hardy is up to. She then looks around at the adoring audience before delivering a double rotation sunset flip powerbomb to the shock, awe and amazing of the crowd!!!!! “HOLY SHIT!!!” chants break out as even Hardy herself is stunned that she pulled off the gravity defying maneuver. She quickly snaps out of it before making the cover.
ONE! . . . . TWO! . . . . THREE!
Lauren Anne Hardy 0 || Double Rotation Sunset Flip Top Rope Powerbomb - 34:01 || Artemis Kaiser X
In the ring, FGA announcer J.A. Aldridge greets his HELL counterpart Esteban Palacios as well as the Mexican promotion’s Senior Referee, Benny Martinez, with a warm smile. Aldridge hands his microphone over to Esteban, and Esteban nods in gratitude and holds the ropes apart for J.A. as he leaves.
Kris Cruise: So, ladies and gentlemen, that’s it from me and Stephy Auger for the night, as we hand over to the visiting commentary team from HELL.
Stephy Auger: I still don’t get why we have to leave. I’m more than capable of calling all this flippy stuff.
Kris Cruise: The board felt HELL’s staff would be best suited to commentate on their luchadors, that’s all. And here they are now! Welcome everyone Sofia Vega and Dave Vincent!
Dave: It’s just Dave, ta.
Sofia Vega: Hola amigos!
Stephy Auger: Great. Just great.
Dave: You don’t have to like it. You just have to get out my seat.
Sofia Vega: Dave! Be more polite to our hosts!
Stephy Auger: You know what? I don’t need this. Take the seat. Don’t change my settings!
Kris Cruise: Sorry about that…
Sofia Vega: Don’t be! Gracias, Kris!
Dave: Alright boys and girls, how you doing? Those of you that watch HELL on the English streams will probably realise that my broadcast partner is substantially prettier than normal. Instead of Porkchop, I’m being joined tonight by Sofia Vega from the Spanish team.
[b[Sofia Vega:[/b] Gracias Dave! Hola everyone! It’s a pleasure to be up here commentating on tonight’s match with you! And it’s a great one - AIR Velocidad Champion El Macaw will defend his championship against not one, but five opponents in an Elimination contest!
Dave: Aye, this match includes two former Velocidad Champions, representatives of most of HELL’s major factions, an Ayano… if anyone’s playing main event bingo just call house now.
Sofia Vega: Ay, I think it’s time to begin!
On cue, our broadcast image crossfades from the commentators’ desk to Esteban in the centre of the ring.
Esteban Palacios: Señoras y señores, the following match is a six way elimination match, and is for the Campeonato Velocidad de AIR! Introducing first…
As BABYMETAL’s “Karate” blasts out of the PA system, out from behind the curtain comes Tequila Ayano! She moshes on the top of the ramp a moment to her music, to the delight of the crowd, before sprinting down to the ring.
Esteban Palacios: From Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, and weighing in tonight at 117lbs… TEQUILA AYANO!
Sofia Vega: Tequila is a member of the world famous Ayanos, and has quickly become a crowd favourite in HELL since debuting in the Fall. This match marks her first championship opportunity since joining us!
“O Fortuna” suddenly bursts through the PA system, echoing around the arena. After the grand intro, Luz Mala emerges from the back, slow and unsure, looking about her, seemingly unable to see the crowd around her. Slowly she makes her way down to the ring, still ignoring everyone around her, eventually reaching the ring, where she rolls in under the bottom rope. This done, she makes her way to her corner, sitting down and cradling her legs, awaiting the bell.
Esteban Palacios: And her opponent… from Parts Unknown, and weighing in at 150lbs… representing El Reinado del Terror and one half of the WCS Tag Team campeones... LUZ MALA!
Dave: Luz Mala’s great, she’s like the quiet kid who sits in the corner who’ll probably just flip out one day and cut someone. She’s not the most disciplined in the ring, sure, but her savagery and endurance have quickly turned her into one of El Reinado del Terror’s favourite weapons. She’s half of the WCS tag champs, and I think she’s a real chance at picking up her first singles title here tonight.
Tequila eyes Luz warily… as the feral youngster realises her first opponent’s watching her she snaps and barks. Meanwhile, the stirring sounds of Alan Silvestri’s theme to “The Avengers” plays as the lucha libre legend, El Héroe Azul, marches down to the ring. Once in the ring, he ascends to the second rope and poses before removing his trademark blue cape and prepares for the match.
Esteban Palacios: And their opponent… from México City, México, and tipping the scales at 234lbs… representing El Frente Unido... EL HÉROE AZUL!
Sofia Vega: El Héroe Azul is a lucha legend. His legacy extends back to the nineties, in his days as El Villano Azul. He’s a multiple time champion, and now looks to add the Velocidad championship to his trophy rack. He’s the oldest competitor in this ring by some margin, but also the most experienced, and as a member of El Frente Unido will certainly be hoping to get a victory over the Reinado here.
El Héroe drops into the ring and glances between Luz Mala and Tequila, keeping his distance from both. The lights die down in the arena, the fans shifting around uncertainly as they see a figure move onto the stage, turning their back on them all, crowd murmuring amongst themselves as they wonder who this is, until suddenly a voice yells out over the silence.
[align=center]SON OF A BITCH![/align]
The lights brighten up, the crowd immediately booing at the turncoat, who just waits as the voice mixes with the boos to introduce him.
[align=center]God likes me! I am the best! Fuck everybody else, suck on my dick! I’m perfect! I am the best! Fuck Every! Body! Else![/align]
With a whisper of “God likes me,” Mindless Self Indulgence’s “Witness” begins in earnest as Tsurugi Kanemoto turns on the stage to face the crowd booing him, a wide grin on his face. He begins to saunter down the ramp, clearly soaking up the jeers and hate coming from the crowd.
Esteban Palacios: And their opponent… from Le Ciel Nocturne, and weighing in at 175lbs… representing Yasei-gun… TSURUGI KANEMOTO!
He reaches the ring, hopping up onto the apron next to the corner and waiting only a moment to soak up more of the hate before hopping the ropes and onto the second turnbuckle. He reaches up and unzips his chest protection, baring his body and his black winged tattoo to the world in time with a final scream of the song.
[align=center]I am born AGAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNN![/align]
Still with that grin on his face, Tsurugi tosses the chest piece away carelessly before propping his body up on the ropes, waiting for the match to begin.
Dave: The Hunter in White, Yasei-gun’s Tsurugi Kanemoto, is a former Velocidad champion. He won the belt in what some would call… controversial circumstances, and lost it on his second defence to the man who is champion tonight. What’s going to be most interesting though, I reckon, is his relationship with Zack Jones, the man he himself beat for the title. And speaking of the devil...
"Earthquake" by Labrinth blares throughout the arena as the lights go off and Zack Jones steps through the curtain, dressed in a silver glow in the dark hoodie. He bobs his head before the beat kicks in and Jones turns around, revealing his name in gold on the back. The lights then slowly come back on as Zack looks back at the cheering audience, a big smile on his face. Jones then quickly races down to the ring, slapping hands with as many fans as possible. He slides into the ring before quickly getting to his feet and racing towards a corner. Jones then hops on the turnbuckles and removes his hoodie before dropping it to the outside of the ring. He then points at different members of the audience before dropping down and leaning up against his corner. He locks eyes with Tsurugi, the Yasei-gun member having watched him intently all throughout his entrance.
Esteban Palacios: And their opponent… fighting out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, weighing 196lbs… representing Los Dioses Jóvenes and one half of the HKW World Tag Team Champions… ZACK JONES!
Sofia Vega: Possibly the contender best known by our international audience, Zack Jones is both a former SSWA World Champion and a former AIR Velocidad Champion! As Dave said, Tsurugi Kanemoto, the man who stole the title from Zack through illegal means, is also present in this match. Will Zack be focused on revenge? Or will he be looking to reclaim what many still consider to be his championship?
The lights fade in the arena for a moment, multiple colored spotlights showing up as the PA system picks up immediately from the 32 second mark of “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes, a figure slowly stepping forward from the curtains, his silhouette partly covered by a pair of huge macaw wings until he’s in full view of the spotlights, revealing himself to be none other than “El Macaw” as the crowd cheers appropriately as they take a look at his visage. It does not take long for El Macaw to walk down the ramp, calling himself things like a “firestarter, baby” and telling the world he’s ready to bring the fun straight down to HELL as he then hops up the apron and enters the ring carefully...the spotlights coming down to the center of the ring as a familiar line to meme enthusiasts everywhere hits the PA system…
[align=center]AND I SAY HEEEEEEYYYYYEEEEEHEEEEYYYYYAAAYAYAEYAEYAAAAAAA I SAID HEY! WHAT’S GOING ON?!?!?!?![/align]
At the cue, El Macaw spreads his wings wide to the awe of the crowd while singing the chorus of the song in full and leading the crowd along to it, getting even bigger cheers from them before the lights return to normal and “What’s Up” fades from the PA system while El Macaw carefully removes his macaw wings, passing them along to the timekeeper on the outside and preparing for his match.
Esteban Palacios: And finally, the defending champion… hailing from San Diego, California, weighing 190lbs… representing El Frente Unido… el Campeón Velocidad de AIR… EL MACAW!
Dave: And here’s Parrot Boy himself.
Sofia Vega: DAVE! El Macaw is a former Legión del HELL champion alongside Bradley Chadwick, and is looking to impress internationally with a defence against all these strong competitors tonight! It’s hard to believe that he’s only been wrestling for nearly two years now.
Dave: Aye, he, and all these competitors to be fair, are really talented. You people are in for a treat.
The bell rings, and immediately Tsurugi moves, cutting straight across Macaw, going for Zack Jones, unleashing strikes and kicks at the Philadelphian who does his best to guard against them. Héroe sees this, taking his cue to takes it to Luz Mala - only to be shocked as the savage charges into him, straight across Tequila with a Shoulder Tackle, trying to shift him. Héroe resists a moment, Mala’s tires spinning but not gaining traction, until he hits her straight in the back with a Double Axe Handle, flattening her. Looking at each other, Macaw and Tequila shrug, before stepping up and tying up Collar and Elbow in the middle of the ring. Macaw looks like he might get the edge over Tequila, until she suddenly shifts, transitioning into a Butcher’s Hook, causing Macaw to yell out in a mix of surprise and pain.
Sofia Vega: And we’re off! Tsurugi has gone straight for Zack with those stiff strikes, forcing Zack back into a corner!
In the corner, Tsurugi has his forearm buried in Zack’s face, forcing his head back as he forces Muay Thai styles knees into his midsection. Benny warns Tsurugi to release him from the corner, and begrudgingly he does, letting Zack stumble forward… straight into a Hip Toss!
Dave: Jonesy’s in some trouble early here, Tsurugi’s come out with a massive chip on his shoulder, and an even bigger point to prove.
BUT ZACK LANDS ON HIS FEET! Jones over-rotates in the air, and as soon as the soles of his boots kiss the mat he sets off running, in between the pairs of Luz Mala and El Héroe Azul, the Blue Hero unleashing Clubbing Forearms into the back of a Front Facelock trapped Luz, and El Macaw and Tequila Ayano, Tequila having transitioned through into Hammerlock causing Macaw to desperately flap around for relief. Tsurugi starts to follow Zack, but Jones hits a Handspring against the ropes, coming back and twisting… ZACKNADO!
Sofia Vega: Zacknado! Zack Jones adding a handspring to that big Corkscrew Enzuigiri of his, and catching Tsurugi entirely off guard!
Dave: Yeah if you’re bringing out the big guns that early, you’d better make them count.
Zack grabs both of Tsurugi legs, and flips over him with a Bridging Jacknife Pin!
Tsurugi gets the shoulder up! Zack rolls off of him, shaking his head, as Tsurugi rolls back onto his knees… just in time to avoid Luz Mala crashing into the mat, the recipient of a Backdrop Suplex from El Héroe Azul! Luz bounces off the canvas, clutching at her already sore back, and goes reeling into the ropes, resting against them. Her head comes up just in time to see Héroe come running with a Viciouskick, aimed square at her head, but Luz drops taking the middle rope down with her as she goes! As the Running Arched Big Boot sails safely over her to the outside, she releases the rope, firing it straight into the exposed crotch of Héroe! His eyes instantly cross as he leans on the top rope, fighting for air, still strung up on the middle rope.
Dave: Well that’s gunna smart. Ugh… Jesus, what’s wrong with this chair? Auger’s got this set up all weird. Hang on, lemme just… there we go, that’s better.
Benny chastises Luz Mala for using the ropes like that, but knows he’s essentially powerless to do anything about it as she waves him off with a grunt. She stands as she does before hitting the stricken Héroe with a Back Rake, drawing blood with her claw-like nails! Meanwhile, Macaw has managed to reverse Tequila into a Wrist Lock, before segueing into an Arm Drag! Tequila rolls through to her feet, coming charging back… straight into another Arm Drag! Macaw follows up, charging down Tequila… running into a Japanese Arm Drag! They both Kip Up, Tequila looking to hit a Spinning Sweep - but Macaw hops over the leg, bounces up to the ropes and comes back with a Springboard Arm Drag, sending Tequila reeling into the corner! Macaw dazzles the crowd with a quick samba display, finishing off with an extravagant ¡Olé! before running in, leaping and spinning, catching a slumped Tequila in the face with a Leaping Hip Attack! As Tequila stumbles out of the corner, Macaw licks a finger before pressing it against his right buttcheek, miming the intense heat coming from it with a sizzling sound, before turning back round… INTO A SHOULDER TACKLE FROM LUZ MALA!
Sofia Vega: El Macaw en fuego out there, but here comes Luz Mala to douse his flames.
Luz, who’s left Héroe caught up in the ropes, quickly transitions to a mounted position as she starts firing wild punches into the floored Macaw. The technicolour técnico tried to cover up as best he can, but the savage young luchadora enmascarada’s fists smash right through his defences. That is until Tequila flies into her from behind with a leg lariat across the back of the neck! The move snaps Luz into Macaw; Tequila skids round to a three point stance then flips herself on top of both of them at once with a handstand into a senton splash. She rolls Luz aside and covers El Macaw.
The champion kicks out. Tequila turns her attention to Luz Mala, pulling her to her feet. She knocks Luz back with a headbutt, then measures her for a roundhouse, but El Macaw kips up and catches both of them with fast chops to the jaw! He drags both of them in under his arms and lets out a ”LET’S GO, BAYBAAAY!”, then throws himself backwards for a double DDT - but he’s grabbed from behind and launched into the air by El Héroe Azul, sending Tequila and Luz over in suplexes too! The women roll across the mat while Macaw thrashes and kicks around clutching his lower spine.
Dave: That old bastard has the best German suplex in the business, bar none.
Sofia Vega: ¡Increíble!
El Macaw’s panting in pain as he gets to all fours. But he’s squished right back down as El Héroe steps off him, using him as a launchpad to nail a big 234lb leaping elbow drop across Tequila! He slide off her and waggles his fingers, ready to lock in his sleeper hold, but Luz Mala has other ideas as she flies onto his shoulders and clamps herself around him in a piggyback sleeper of her own. Azul spins around and around, trying in vain to shake her off.
While all of this is going on, Tsurugi and Zack still haven’t disengaged from one another. Zack has the edge at the moment, having dropped Tsurugi to his knees with a Low Dropkick to the back of the patella! He runs the ropes, coming back from behind Tsurugi, leaping onto and spinning around his shoulders… driving him face first into the mat with a Huracanrana Driver! Quickly back to his feet, he launches into a Standing Moonsault, but Tsurugi rolls out of harm’s way, getting to one knee with an Ukemi! Zack saw it coming, however, managing to spin round onto his feet, to a cheer from the crowd!
Sofia Vega: Zack showing everybody why he is recognised as one of the most exciting high flying luchadores in the world today!
With a cocky smirk, Zack sprints forward, looking for a Platinum Kick, but Tsurugi flops backwards, dodging the Arched Big Boot with a Matrix, landing his palms square on the mat and pushing up, and as Zack turns back to face him he gets a Handstand Kick, right to the crown of the head! He staggers back, before coming back towards Tsurugi still in the Handstand, and straight into a Headscissors Takedown! Zack rolls through to his feet, but Tsurugi is already there… he rolls under Zack’s attempt at a Lariat, and with a quick check to make sure Benny is still wrapped up checking on Héroe, strikes with a Mule Kick Low Blow straight between Zack’s legs, flowing seamlessly into a Backslide whilst shouting for Benny’s attention!
Dave: The Hanged Man! I hope Zack weren’t planning on having any more kids!
Sofia Vega: Benny missed the low blow, but he’s there for the pin! So unfair!
Zack manages to flip himself backwards out of the Backslide! He staggers back to the ropes, and as Tsurugi looks up to see what’s happened he gets both soles in the face as Zack bounces back with a Low Front Dropkick!
Sofia Vega: The battle between these two is more than just the fight between two factions. This is personal! Zack is looking for revenge. Tsurugi is looking to prove he is no “paper champion.”
Dave: These two really can’t stand each other on a personal level. You know how sometimes rivals have a great respect for each other, deep down? Yeah, none of that here.
Jones follows up with a high knee strike to the chin. He pushes into Tsurugi, looking to whip him away from the ropes, but the Yasei-gun member backrolls on them to flip a high kick up into Zack’s face! As the momentum stumbles Zack back, Tsurugi grabs his arm and runs up the ropes to leap over the them, and snap the Philadelphian’s elbow across the top! Zack clutches his arm back sharply, wincing; Tsurugi grabs the top rope with both hands and vaults back out in a springboard dropkick that shoots Zack backward, right into an armdrag from Tequila! Seeing Zack go down, Tsurugi sees red and bellows ”HE’S MINE!”, and ploughs into Tequila with a body press takedown! He rains a series of elbow swipes into her face that soon have her loopy. He’s lifted off her from behind by El Macaw, and the reigning champion leaps onto the shoulders of the man he beat for the title to whip him off his feet with a huracanrana. But Tsurugi throws himself back to over-rotate and slip free from Macaw’s grip. Both men crash down, but Tsurugi is back up first, powered by his rage. Tequila Ayano and El Macaw glance at each other for a moment and then rush him together. Opponents they may be, but Tsurugi goes far beyond that. This is the man who betrayed the técnicos for El Reinado del Terror, only to betray El Reinado for Yasei-gun in turn; the man who’s spent most of the last year waging a bloody war against his own brother, Masato. Tequila and Macaw slam into Tsurugi with a high kick / low legsweep combo, but as they fall on him, he grabs each of them by the hair and cracks their heads in together!
Sofia Vega: What a counter! Not pretty but great awareness.
Dave: That’s Tsurugi for you. He’s at his best when he’s on the back foot. Give him the lead, he’ll probably blow it. Put him behind and he’ll tear the walls down.
Sofia Vega: And now he has joined the Yasei-gun, he is even more deadly!
Dave: Aye. To get you newbies up to speed, Yasei-gun is Michiko Yamada’s army, formed when she turned her back on El Reinado del Terror, and more importantly its founder Miedo, taking a bunch of its members with her, as well as some new recruits. Currently, they’re doing important things like making people’s lives as hard as possible, as violently as they can. It’s a thing of beauty, really.
Tsurugi rises to his knees and points down at Macaw with furious venom in his face. ”YOU!” he screams, and slides in close to pound at the champion with closed fists. Tequila drags him away and tries to roll him into a crucifix pin, but Tsurugi twists free and swings his boot up to clip her in the nose with as toe kick. She falls away holding it in both hands, leaving Tsurugi free to drag Macaw up by the lapel of his spangly bodysuit and crack him right between the eyes with a right cross! He grabs at Macaw again, but the flamboyant Californian rolls under the ropes and drops off the apron. Tsurugi pounces to his feet and spins around, searching for something that could only be Zack Jones. He skips past El Héroe Azul and Luz Mala, who are pounding each other with strikes in the furthest corner. There’s no sign of Zack…
...that’s because he’s right behind him! Zack spins Tsurugi around and kicks him across the face with a roundhouse, then pulls him over his shoulders...throws him into the air… and TURNS TSURUGI’S LIGHTS RIGHT OFF WITH A SOBER UP! The kick hits hard and Tsurugi hits the mat like a stone, leaving Zack to roll on top of him and hook a leg…
Esteban Palacios: Señoras y señores, Tsurugi Kanemoto has been eliminated!
A huge cheer arises from the stands and the balcony of the Hammerstein as Zack gets up to a kneeling position, staring down at the man who robbed him of the Velocidad Championship. The job’s not done yet, though: now he has to beat four other people to take it back. On cue, Tequila - with blood seeping from her nostrils - hooks her limbs around Zack’s shoulders and rolls him down into a crucifix!
Zack powers out of it, and the crowd cheers to see that he’s still in this! Jones and Ayano are both quick to their feet and they start throwing strikes towards each other, jostling for control of the match flow. Across the ring from them, El Héroe Azul has gotten the better of Luz Mala. The grizzled veteran lifts the savage, before planting her with a Trueno Azul, holding on for the pin attempt!
Mala kicks out!
Dave: Don’t let her size fool you, Luz Mala has proved time and time again since she’s one of the toughest luchadores HELL has to offer.
Sofia Vega: He’s really trying to put her away! It’s obvious that this is about far more than him versus her; this is El Frente Unido vs. El Reinado del Terror! El Hijo vs. Miedo!
Dave: For those of you at home new to HELL, let me get you up to speed: for the past year and a half, HELL has been in the grip of its Commissioner, Miedo, and his faction, El Reinado del Terror.
Sofia Vega: Sí! But recently El Hijo del Espíritu Santo, Miedo’s brother, has managed to unify the warring técnico factions into one super faction, El Frente Unido, to oppose his brother!
Dave: Well, all except Los Dioses Jóvenes, the squad that young Zack Jones there is a member of. They’re trying to keep themselves out of the war.
Sofia Vega: Sí! But recently Miedo has been temporarily relieved of his position as Comisionado! Without his power over the company, will El Reinado be able to maintain its stranglehold on HELL?
Dave: It’s like Eastenders but more believable.
Slowly shaking his head, Héroe gets up once more, bringing Luz with him. Locking in a Waist Lock, the crowd begin to cheer the inevitable German Suplex, only for Luz to start firing Back Elbows into his frame! Seeking to regain control, hell pulls her arms up into a Full Nelson! Swinging her about like a rag doll, it looks like he’s about to go for a Full Nelson Suplex, but when he dips to hoist her up, she wraps her hands around his head and sits out, bringing him down with a huge Jawbreaker! He staggers back, which just allows her to twist and follow up with a Koppu Kick that knocks him down a seated position, with her tacking a Rolling Sole Butt onto the end of the combo and laying him out flat! Meanwhile, Zack Jones has managed to catch Tequila with a Dropsault, sending her staggering back into the re-entering El Macaw who catches her with a Headlock Takedown! Zack looks about, surveying his opponents… before his eye is caught by Tsurugi Kanemoto! The Hunter In White, although eliminated, is still in the ring, slowly pulling himself up with the ring ropes, shaking from the effort. Zack looks to Benny, but Referee Martinez is busy checking on Tequila as Macaw applies torque to the Grounded Headlock.
Sofia Vega: Zack doesn’t seem to like how long it’s taking for Tsurugi to leave the ring, and looks like he’s about to do something about it!
Zack quickly approaches Tsurugi, poised to grab him by the hair and waistband and throw him out, when suddenly Tsurugi’s head snaps round!
Tsurugi spins on the spot like a top, adding incredibly momentum to his already famously devastating Roundhouse Kick! Benny Martinez doesn’t see it, he’s too busy checking on Tequila still! Zack spins from the force of the blow… STRAIGHT INTO A SOL MUERTO FROM LUZ!
Dave: First that’s devastating Roundhouse Kick from Tsurugi, and now Luz Mala’s lethal Gamengiri! Zack’s got to be out of it!
Tsurugi quickly hops out through the ropes, whilst shouting for Benny’s attention. The referee looks up, just in time to see Luz hook Zack’s leg, causing him to dive in and count the cover!
Esteban Palacios: Señoras y señores, Zack Jones has been eliminated!
Sofia Vega: No! It’s so unfair! Tsurugi stole the championship opportunity from Zack, like he stole the title from him originally!
Dave: Well not exactly like he stole it before. The whole of Yasei-gun came out to help him before.
Sofia Vega: You know what I mean!
Zack is out of it on the mat, eyes blinking as he feverishly counts stars. Tsurugi, still not quite solid from the earlier Sober Up, leans against the ring barrier, casually telling a fan booing him to “Va sucer les seins de ta mère.” Luz quickly bounces up, just in time to catch a huge Running Lariat from El Héroe Azul! Tequila, meanwhile, has managed to reach the ropes, and even with Benny not around to instruct him, El Macaw, ever the, uh, gentleman, releases the hold! The extent of his chivalry ends there, however, as he’s quick to pull her back to her feet, before pulling her over with a Hairmare into the corner! She spins around into a slumped seated position, still recovering from the extended Headlock, as El Macaw notices the predicament she’s in, and starts to fire up the band! Getting the audience clapping for him, he shows off a little salsa footwork, before loudly singing “SHE BANGS, SHE BANGS!, and sprinting at her, leaping at her with his Vuelo de Macaw… ONLY FOR TEQUILA TO SUDDENLY SIT BOLT UPRIGHT, HEADBUTTING HIM SQUARE IN THE CROTCH! Macaw’s hands move straight to his groin as he drops to the mat, foetal. Tequila, for her part, merely rubs her forehead, unsure of what’s gone on.
Dave: Does nobody wear a cup any more?
Blinking, Tequila sees Macaw is down, but is unable to work out for why. Héroe, however, knows exactly why Luz Mala is down, having just brought her crashing down to the mat with a Swinging Neckbreaker! Holding onto her, he stands once more, bringing her with him, before hoisting her up with a massive Vertical Suplex! He floats over for the pin!
Luz with the shoulder up! But she’s not showing much more life than that. Azul peels her up and whips her across the ring - right into the still-sitting Tequila! The two women both go back down again as they collide. El Héroe is on them quickly, ploughing a low running dropkick right through Tequila’s face before standing back up, hauling Luz over his shoulders as he does - but as he goes to swing her out into a slam, she claws at his face through the eyeholes on his mask with her long, filthy fingernails. She doesn’t quite get his actual eyes but the stabbing, shooting jolts in his nerves around the sockets are still enough to force him to drop her. She doesn’t land well but she’s quickly back up to her feet, coiled like a cat, and she pounces the popular veteran trying to drive him down to the mat. Tequila flies at both of them with a double knee shot all primed; Luz sense it coming and swings away, leaving Azul to take it full force. He staggers back and Tequila swings a roundhouse into him, only for Luz Mala to dart back and ram the Liquored-Up Luchadora with a headbutt to the gut. Tequila’s cheeks bulge and she drops to one knee, hands wrapping around her stomach, looking very, very much like she’s about to lose her (no doubt liquid) lunch. Seeing this, Luz closes in and removes Tequila’s arms from their position through the judicious use of uppercuts to her jaw, and once Ayano’s midsection is exposed again, Luz throws in a flurry of kicks. But she’s grabbed from behind by El Héroe Azul, who headbutts Luz in the back of the skull! He muscles the wild woman of El Reinado del Terror into an inverted facelock and lifts her up into a vertical stall.
Sofia Vega: El Héroe is by far the biggest and strongest in this match. But don’t let his size fool you-
Dave: ...or his age...
Sofia Vega: He can definitely still fly when he wants to.
That he can, but right now his focus is on throwing Luz Mala back in an inverted suplex. He’s got some attention from other quarters as Tequila (still looking a little bit green around the gills) lurches over and leaps into both Azul and Mala at once with a body block. The impact sends El Héroe staggering back, yet he manages to stay upright and keep hold of his thrashing load! Tequila tenses, about to leap up for a dropkick, but before she can take to the air the battlecry drifts out across the Hammerstein along with two handfuls of glitter: ”CAN YOU PAINT WITH ALL THE COLOURS OF THE WIND!?”
Sofia Vega: EL MACAW!
The exotico leaps from the top turnbuckle into all three of his remaining challengers at once, crushing Tequila into El Héroe, knocking Héroe flat on his back, and dropping Luz down into that inverted suplex!
That whole exchange? Yeah, not every fan got a decent chance to see what was going on properly, because a good chunk of them in the front row had Tsurugi throwing a tantrum at ringside, still ranting about his elimination and refusing to leave. It’s clear from the malicious look in his eyes that the betrayer is ready to screw with the four wrestlers remaining. He grabs a chair and hovers around, keeping his eyeline just over the apron, ready to slide in and strike as they all go tumbling across the ring courtesy of Macaw’s dive…
BUT ZACK FLIES FROM ANOTHER CORNER WITH A HEADSCISSORS THROW! The fans roar as the longest-reigning Velocidad Champion dives down and flips Tsurugi off his feet! The Liberated Blade is taken by surprise but he rallies quickly, springing up and charging into Zack, spearing him against the guardrail. But Zack’s still swinging punches into Tsurugi as the two men go spilling into the stands. FGA and Hammerstein security alike flood around them, pushing fans back out of harm’s way as Zack and Tsurugi roll over and over, slugging the crap out of each other!
Dave: They’re both eliminated, but why let that get in the way of a good fight?
Back in the ring, it’s Macaw who’s first to his feet from the throng of bodies, closely followed by fellow El Frente Unido member El Héroe Azul. Macaw goes to hook him up, but finds his chest viciously assaulted with a Knife Edge Chop! Macaw recoils, clutching at his chest, staggering around… straight into a second, and then a third chop! Flexing his right arm, El Héroe looks to complete the combo with a massage clothesline, BUT MACAW DUCKS! Macaw flanks Héroe with one smooth move, driving an Elbow into the small of Héroe’s back! This gets the veteran’s attention once more, as he spins round, catching an Elbow Smash to the face, rocking him back on his heels! Macaw wastes no time, following up quickly with a Palm Strike to the chest, before connecting with a high leaping Dropsault!
Sofia Vega: El Homenaje a La Serafín! El Macaw’s tribute to his idol, Fiona Rourke!
El Héroe finally falls to the mat like a great oak! Sensing what may be his opportunity, Macaw starts sambaing once more! He runs the ropes, working in the salsa steps as he does, clicking imaginary castanets in his hands, as El Héroe slowly sits back up… and El Macaw lands a powerful Soccer Kick straight to his chest! He drops for the cover, shouting “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!” as he does!
Dave: The Tiro Penal de Macaw! He lands it!
Sofia Vega: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
Héroe gets the shoulder up, but it’s moments too late!
Esteban Palacios: Señoras y señores, El Héroe Azul has been eliminated!
Sofia Vega: And just like that another favourite is out!
Much as she did to Zack before, Tequila rolls El Macaw up from behind as soon as he stands!
He kicks out! They both kip up, coming face to face. They have the same idea of what to do next, swinging back roundhouses into each other causing their ankles to collide; while they’re both off balance, one foot on the ground and one in the air, Luz Mala trips both of them with what you might technically call a double leg takedown! She swarms over, trying her best to stay on top of both of them at once and throwing punches, knees, elbows, headbutts, bites, rakes… basically anything. Benny Martinez warns her about the latter two and she snarls at him like a rabid scrapyard dog. That momentary opening is enough for Macaw to roll her away and down into a crucifix.
No! She flings herself free of his grip, but straight into the grasp of Tequila, who goes for an Arm Wrench Inside Cradle!
Dave: She’s like the bloody Duracell bunny or something, she just won’t stay down.
At ringside, Zack and Tsurugi are still brawling, but the security guards finally manage to separate them - though it’s taking some effort to hold them back. Luz fights back up from the floor, greeting an advancing Macaw with a wild Slap, before giving Tequila one of the same, managing to fight both of them off until they both step in with simultaneous kicks to the midsection, doubling her up. Ayano and Macaw look to each other, and with a nod both pick her up for a Double Suplex, stalling her just a moment… but it’s a moment to long! At the apex, she furiously kicks her legs, sending herself off balance, and swinging back down, keeping both their heads locked as she swings her legs between them and drills both to the mat with a Double DDT!
Sofia Vega: Luz fights purely by instinct, or so it seems, and tonight her instincts are serving her well!
She’s quick back to her feet, dragging Tequila up with her and forcing her against the ropes, barreling some quick Forearm Shots into the face for good measure, before she sends her running! Tequila comes back, straight into an Oscuridad!
Dave: She may be small, but that Spinebuster is one of the best you’ll ever find in Mexico.
She hooks both legs, desperately holding on for the pin.
El Macaw with the save!
Dave: I’m not sure that’s a wise move. This is an elimination match for a reason - it’s everyone for themselves. He’d have been better off letting Tequila take the pin than be worried about dealing with her later.
Sofia Vega: Not everyone is as mistrusting as you! I think he’s hoping to team with Tequila some more to finish off Luz Mala!
Macaw drags Luz Mala up to her feet, spins her around by the shoulder… and catches an Apagón for his trouble, the Spinning Backfist catching him completely by surprise and knocking him flat on his ass! With a guttural roar, she runs the ropes, and spotting Tequila on all fours uses her as a launchpad, delivering a Double Foot Stomp as she does so, to fly into the seated Macaw with a Meteora! She quickly grabs his hair with one hand, holding his head in place as the other hand starts machine gunning closed fists into his face! Benny start to reprimand her, but quickly has to dive out of the way as Tequila somersaults over Luz, grabbing her head as she goes, to deliver a Forward Somersault Cutter to the crazed luchadora! As Macaw clutches his face, Tequila pulls Luz upright, and delivers a couple of Shoot Kicks to her calf. With a nod, she turns and runs to the ropes, leaping up to the top, looking for her Springboard Moonsault Reverse DDT, but Luz wasn’t as stunned as she seemed, following Tequila to the ropes, and shoving her off the top rope, sending her crashing into the ring barrier!
Sofia Vega: No! Tequila looking for her Bloody Maria, but instead finds herself a crowd barrier!
Dave: That ain’t going to help her fear of heights none, I tell you now.
As Tequila slumps into railing, Luz backs away from the ropes… only to have El Macaw leapfrog onto her shoulders! She staggers back under the surprise weight, whilst he does a little dance, only for her to turn and push him off with an Electric Chair Wheelbarrow Facebuster… but he manages to break his fall for with his hands, pushing himself back up into the Wheelbarrow, screaming “TECHNICOLOR WONDERLAND” at the top of his lungs, only for Luz to suddenly release his legs as he arches his back up, locking in a Half Nelson Choke!
Sofia Vega: Dios mio! El Macaw looked certain to hit his Wheelbarrow Victory Roll Facebuster, the Technicolor Wonderland, but at the last moment Luz Mala counters with a Luz Moribunda!
Dave: Macaw’s in trouble now! He’s in the ring with nowhere to go… Tequila’s still working out where the hell she is on the outside…
Luz drags Macaw to the ground, and adds a Bodyscissors to the submission!
Dave: … and now Luz is squeezing what little air he has left in his lungs out of his body! I can’t see Macaw coming back from this.
As Macaw slumps in her arms, referee Benny checks on him. He lifts the arm… and it falls! He lifts it again, same result. He lifts it one last time… it stays in the air… just a second, before it falls too!
Esteban Palacios: Señoras y señores, El Macaw has been eliminated!
Sofia Vega: I almost can not believe it! El Macaw is out!
Dave: You know what that means: we will have a new champion tonight, and it will be one of these two women. I don’t want to jinx anything, but looking at this pair right now, I’d say it’s Luz’s match to lose.
Sofia Vega: But if anyone can match Luz Mala’s wildness it’s an Ayano!
Luz doesn’t seem to want to let go of the now former champion - is she intent on causing him yet more damage, or does she just not realise he’s out of the match? It’s hard to tell. Either way, when Benny drags her off El Macaw, she snaps at him. The senior official of HELL stands his ground, warning Luz that if she either attacks him or continues to punish Macaw, he can eject her and hand the victory and the title to Tequila Ayano.
It’s hard to tell whether that’s an effective deterrent to Luz Mala or not.
It doesn’t matter, as Tequila flies down from the top rope, planting both boots in Mala’s breastplate with a missile dropkick! Luz rolls over and over, head over heels, and as she comes up Tequila rushes in with a kick to her skull. Luz is bounced right back into the ropes and Tequila presses the advantage, but the Reinado member clamps around her leg and starts trying to wheel Tequila off her feet. Ayano responds by grabbing the top rope with both hands and jamming the knee of her other leg into Luz; Luz lets go and goes to grab Tequila around the waist, but Tequila bounces off the ropes and snaps Luz onto her head with a reverse DDT!
Sofia Vega: There’s the Bloody Maria! The Springboard Moonsault DDT - usually we see that inverted but Tequila twists it up!
Dave: She missed it last time, but this time it dumps Luz right on her head.
Tequila scrambles on top of Luz, hooking both legs...
LUZ FLINGS HERSELF FREE! They both spring up and Tequila immediately rolls forwards into a koppu kick, but Luz is already pouncing and catches the upside-down Ayano around the waist with a spear! She drives Tequila into the canvas and rains in a storm of closed fist punches, even as she floats round to face the right direction - the blows striking all over Tequila’s body until Luz has twisted herself into mount. With the adrenaline flowing, Tequila shoves Luz aside and hops up, but Luz is deep in the zone and she rips Tequila right off her feet into a powerslam! She covers.
The fans cheer as Tequila kicks out. But Luz just muscles the smaller woman onto her side and cranks her arm back.
Dave: Another Luz Moribunda! She eliminated the champ with this. Can she win the title with it too?
Tequila kicks and struggles in an attempt to prevent the hold getting locked in fully, and she manages to hook a foot over the bottom rope. Benny instructs Luz to let go. She ignores him completely until he physically pulls her away. Before she can go for him, Tequila downs her again with a drop toehold, and goes to lock in her own dangerous submission hold, Tequila Sunrise! But as she’s wrapping her legs around Luz’s head for the Koji Clutch, Luz sinks her teeth into Tequila’s thigh! The youngster from Yokohama yelps and quickly draws back on reflex; Luz makes a scrabble for her but Tequila kicks her away and rolls to the ropes. She reaches down into her knee pad and pulls out a small hipflask, and takes a bracing shot.
Sofia Vega: Drinking in a match. Very Ayano of her.
Dave: I can’t blame her, especially facing someone like Luz Mala. Sometimes tanked up’s the best way to fight.
Luz growls as she crosses back to Tequila and sinks onto her, and begins clawing for her face - only for Tequila to wheel her arms to break Luz’s apart and then spray a mouthful of her namesake drink through the eyeholes of the savage’s mask! As the Agave Mist burns at Luz Mala’s eyes, Tequila wraps her up in a cradle and rolls her into a pin...
Tequila quickly breaks the rana and slides out under the ropes, pinwheeling away from the ring, and she sinks to her knees and raises both fists in the air while “Karate” hits the speakers.
Esteban Palacios: Señoras y señores, your winner… and NEW Campeón Velocidad de AIR… TEQUILA AYANO!
The furious Luz Mala bails the ring once she’s wiped her eyes, giving chase - but Tequila snatches the Velocidad title belt and then hops the barrier, making her escape through the cheering fans while security guards hold Luz back.
Sofia Vega: Tequila has done it! Tequila Ayano is the Velocidad Campeón!
Dave: Luz Mala ain’t happy, but let’s be honest who cares if she ain’t? Not Tequila, that’s for damn sure.
Tequila takes the title in her teeth by the strap, then leaps up to grab onto the balcony, getting a boost up from a few helpful fans. She hoists herself all the way up onto the side of it and turns to survey the Hammerstein’s interior, one leg either side of the fixtures to brace herself. She spreads her arms spread wide in triumph, the AIR Velocidad Championship dangling from one of them, while the fans around her pat her and hug her as she hangs off the balcony.