Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 21:54:32 GMT -5
The camera fades into Ace Voltage’s locker room where he is preparing for his match tonight. As he see the cameras, he stops lacing up his boots and flashes his smile.
Ace Voltage: Big night tonight boys! Some may say it is the biggest night of my career! Tonight I face a former world champion in FGA. Tonight, the past meets the present. A.J. Fairchild V.S. Ace Voltage. Money match, right?
Ace quickly loses his smile and puts on an annoyed face.
Ace Voltage: One would think so. But of course, the Main Event of FGA is not in the true Main Event once again! But, has that ever stopped me from putting on a show? Of course not. It doesn’t matter where FGA management places me on the card because whether you like it or not, my match is always the Main Event of the show!
Ace stands up towards the camera and gets closer.
Ace Voltage: I have backed up every single thing I’ve said since getting here. I am the PRESENT of FGA. I am also the FUTURE of this company. And tonight? You get to see me send the ghost of A.J. Fairchild back to the graveyard. Another huge match for Ace Voltage! I get to prove to the doubters, if there are any left, that I can go toe to toe with anyone in or outside of this company. You don’t become the greatest Mid-Atlantic Legacy champion overnight, ya know.
Ace sits back down and laughs to himself. His demeanor a little more calm.
Ace Voltage: It is true that I think this is an honor competing on this show tonight. It shows that FGA truly believes I am the PRESENT. But, we are always looking ahead aren’t we. Once I dispose of Mr. Fairfield tonight, Tyler Storm is next up in my path of destruction. Sure Tyler Storm is a great Pride champion. But the thing is, once I wrestle him and defeat him, I will be a better champion. A champion that represents the people!
Ace slowly gets up again and goes closer towards the camera.
Ace Voltage: But ole’ Tyler will have to wait his turn. Tonight, it is A.J. Fairchild who will be Thunderstruck. Everyone will witness it live tonight. All of the doubts will be gone. And I will continue to cement my legacy here in FGA. Love me or hate me, everyone will respect me.
Ace shoves the camera away as we hear him speak…
Ace Voltage: Now get out of my locker room. I have a match to win.
Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 21:56:33 GMT -5
Sam Roberts: Welcome, Frontier Fans, to FGA: Past vs. Present! I am Sam Roberts. No, not THAT Sam Roberts. It's been many years since I sat at a desk and called a match for FGA. Six years, in fact, when I came back to call some action during the Four Year Anniversary Show. For those of you who don’t remember me, I had the honor of being FGA's original play-by-play man during its initial show, Wednesday Weekly Combat, way back in 2011. When the powers that be reached out to me and asked about being apart of tonight's show, I accepted without hesitation. I can remember when we first started in FGA. We were such a small company. We were running events out of Edison, New Jersey and Monroe Township, New Jersey. This company has gone from DVD tapings to being on networks like WGN America and now, FX. FGA has gone from being solely based out of New Jersey to expanding its reach throughout the US, as well as events in Australia and England. They've gone from internet Pay Per View to traditional PPV. The amount of talent that's walked through those curtains is staggering. It's truly been a joy to witness FGA's growth over the last decade and I wish this company another strong ten years. Throughout the night, you will see others calling the action behind this desk besides me. Tonight, you are going to see some of the storied names of FGA's past taking on the great stars of FGA's present. You've seen the card. You know the great night of action we've got lined up for you. So let's send it over to my pal, the original FGA ring announce Manny Cruz, for tonight’s introductions.
SINGLES MATCH AJ Fairchild vs. Ace Voltage
The arena goes dark and "Thunderstruck by AC/DC starts blaring over the sound system. As the words "THUNDER" are shouted into the arena each time, the lights flash yellow.
I WAS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A RAILROAD TRACK
A white spotlight shines on the ramp and Ace Voltage appears from backstage, once the lyrics start going. He is wearing a black jacket with his name on the back and his light blue tights. He shines a smirk to the crowd, zips open the jacket to show off his torso and the rest of the lights come on, with yellow and blue lighting flashing around. He walks down the ramp, nodding his head to the music, laughing to himself when he hears the boos and insults from the crowd.
Manny Cruz: The following is your opening contest of FGA: Past vs. Present! It is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from London, England… weighing in at 15.8 stone… AAAAAAACE VOLLLLLTAAAAAGE!
As he's going down the entrance ramp, he walks close to the guardrail ready to slap the hands of the one or two fans. Before he can slap their hands, he quickly rips his hands away, smirks to the booing fans and walks down to the ring. He jumps up onto the apron and steps into the ring. He walks to the corner, jumping on the second rope, looking out into the crowd. He raises an arm in the air, smirking and smiling to the fans. After a few seconds, he jumps down, takes his jacket off and waits for the match to start.
Sam Roberts: Ace Voltage, the self-proclaimed “greatest Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion,” the self-proclaimed “Main Event of FGA,” has arguably the biggest match of his career coming up at 2021: A New Odyssey where he’ll be challenging for Tyler Storm’s Pride Championship. But before he can get to Tyler, he’s got to get through a name from FGA’s past. Dare I say an underrated name from FGA’s past.
The sound of television static plays for a few ominous seconds over the P.A. system. The static slowly fades out and is replaced by a deep voice over man that sounds similar to Muhammad Ali.
"I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was... And If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize."
After the voice finishes, the beginning score for "Shook Ones" by Mobb Deep begin to play over the arena's P.A. system. The fans immediately get to their feet and begin a "A.J.'s Gonna Kill You" chant.
"Yeah, to all the killers and a hundred dollar billas. I got you stuck off the realness, we be the infamous you heard of us official Queensbridge murderers the Mobb comes equipped with warfare, beware of my crime family who got nuff shots to share"
A.J. then emerges from the curtains and stands on top of the entrance ramp. He is wearing his ring gear with an unbuttoned Derek Jeter Yankee jersey. He hops up and down on the top of the ramp as his entrance music continues.
"For all of those who wanna profile and pose rock you in your face, stab your brain wit' your nosebone you all alone in these streets, cousin every man for himself in this land we be gunnin' and keep them shook crews runnin' like they supposed to"
Manny Cruz: His opponent, from Flushing, Queens, New York… weighing in at 189 pounds… AJ FAIRCHILD!
A.J. then begins to makes his way down the entrance ramp. He throws a couple of quick punching combinations to get loose and limber. He then makes it down to the bottom of the ramp. A.J. then quickly hops onto the ring apron. A.J. walks the length of the apron and heads towards a turnbuckle. A.J. steps himself up to the top and overlooks the crowd.
"They come around but they never come close to I can see it inside your face you're in the wrong place cowards like you just get they're whole body laced up with bullet holes and such speak the wrong words man and you will get touched"
A.J. thrust both arms into the air and encourages the FGA fans in attendance to keep up the "A.J.'s gonna kill you chant" A.J. then motions with his hands for them to get louder, and cups a hand over his ear.
"Son, they shook... 'cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks scared to death, scared to look they shook 'cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks scared to death, scared to look"
A.J. hops down from the turnbuckle into the ring. He then rushes towards the ropes, running them until he performs a dry elbow martini while giving a loud battle cry. The chorus of his theme dies down as A.J. removes the jersey and tosses it to the outside. He then walks to his corner leaning against it waiting for his match to start.
Sam Roberts: AJ Fairchild is full of energy! This is the first time he’s been in front of an FGA crowd in about six or so years. I understand from my research that there have been names from FGA’s past that have used AJ Fairchild as a punchline. But I feel like I have to remind everyone that this is a former FGA Heavyweight Champion. The lineage of the title that currently rests across Seth Iser’s shoulder includes the same championship that AJ won way back in 2012. He is a former Wrestler of a Year. He won the New Frontiers Cup, which is a tournament that was eventually renamed the Frontier Lions Cup. This man is a multi-time award winner. If Ace Voltage dares to take AJ lightly, then all of his momentum that he’s built up will stop right here and now. Our first match of FGA: Past vs. Present is about to get underway!
Fairchild and Voltage meets up in the center of the ring. Voltage scans the booing crowd before turning his attention back to Fairchild. Voltage tells him that not only is he The Main Event of FGA, but he is the Future of FGA! Fairchild responds with a smirk before stepping back. Both grapplers proceed to circle the ring before locking up. They jockey for position until Fairchild knees him in the midsection before throwing him down with a hip toss.
Sam Roberts: Quick takedown there by Fairchild.
Voltage gets back to his feet. He marches over towards Fairchild and locks up with him again. After jockeying for position, Fairchild throws him down with an arm drag.
Sam Roberts: Another takedown for Fairchild.
Voltage slaps the canvas before getting back to his feet. He marches over and engages in another collar-and-elbow. Fairchild is quick to gain the advantage with a side headlock before sending Voltage down to the mat with a side headlock takeover. Voltage reaches up, grabs onto Fairchild’s dreads and uses them to pull his head back. The crowd boos Voltage’s cheap tactic while he reverses into a headscissors. Voltage is all smiles as he’s proud of himself over the reversal. But that smile gets knocked off his face when Fairchild escapes with a kip up and follows up with a front dropkick to the face!
Sam Roberts: Fairchild’s gotten the better of Voltage yet again!
Voltage clutches his mouth. He slaps the canvas in frustration once more better returning to his feet. Voltage rushes over to attack when Fairchild throws him down with an arm drag. A japanese arm drag returns Voltage to the mat. Voltage gets throws down with another standard arm drag before Fairchild transitions into an armbar. The ref gets down and asks him if he wants to give up. Voltage refuses.
Sam Roberts: This match has virtually been all AJ Fairchild. I don’t think Voltage expected this at all.
Voltage battles back to a vertical base before Fairchild delivers an arm wrench. Fairchild then delivers a second arm wrench. Voltage goes to reach over to reverse until he gets cut off with another arm wrench. Voltage then rolls forward, turns over onto his his knees, flips over with a headstand and sends Fairchild flipping down to the mat with arm wringer. Voltage goes to follow up with an elbow drop, but Fairchild rolls out of the way. He then returns to his feet with a kip up before knocking Voltage back with Outta Nowhere (Pele Kick)! Fairchild returns to his feet before taking off into the ropes. Voltage then leapfrogs over him while Fairchild continues to run the ropes. Voltage then turns and drops down to the prone position before Fairchild hops over him. He continues to run the ropes. Fairchild comes back and sees Voltage setting up for a back body drop. So he hurdles over the former Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion before continuing to run the ropes. Voltage stands up, turns around and gets brought down by a running hurricanrana. Fairchild rushes over, takes Voltage and moves him into the corner before delivering three knife edge chops. He then pulls Voltage out of the corner before going for an irish whip. Voltage reverses, sending Fairchild into the ropes. Fairchild returns and sees Voltage setting up for another back body drop. So he cartwheels out of the way. Voltage stands up, turns and gets knocked down with a dropkick! A second dropkick knocks him back down. Fairchild throws out a third dropkick when Voltage sidesteps and swats him down. Voltage follows up with repeated stomps before delivering a knee drop. He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Fairchild kicks out.
Sam Roberts: Voltage finally gets some offense in this opening contest. AJ Fairchild had been on a roll. But he went to the well one too many times. If you hit an opponent with the same move over and over, eventually they’re gonna wisen up and that’s what Ace did right there.
Voltage moves Fairchild into the corner and gives him multiple knife edge chops of his own. He then goes for an irish whip when Fairchild reverses, follows him across the ring and connects with a corner dropkick. Fairchild takes Voltage and pushes him back into the corner before unleashing Elbow-la (Rapid Fire Elbow Strikes)! He then takes Voltage, delivers another irish whip and follows him back across the ring before connecting with Cheap Root Canal (Step-up Knee Strike), followed by the Dry Elbow Martini (Spinning Elbow Strike)! The cheers continue as Voltage gets dropped into a seated position.
Sam Roberts: I doubt Ace even knows where he is right now. We are seeing fire out of AJ Fairchild that we haven’t seen in years!
Fairchild reaches down, pulls up Voltage and sits him down on the top turnbuckle. He then climbs up to the top ropes, hops on Voltage’s shoulders and flips back for a top rope hurricanrana! He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Voltage gets the shoulder up.
Sam Roberts: OH, only a two count!
Fairchild picks up Voltage and positions him for an Exploder Suplex. The crowd boos when Voltage fights out of it with elbows to the side of the head. He then tuns Fairchild away from him, takes control of his back and goes for a belly to back suplex. Fairchild rolls over the shoulder and lands on his feet before turning to hit the ropes. When Fairchild returns, Voltage scoops him up from the side, spins and throws him down with a spinning sitout powerbomb!
Sam Roberts: Blue Thunder Bomb!
ONE! . . TWO! . . Fairchild kicks out.
Voltage picks up Fairchild and whips him into the corner. He then rushes across the ring to throw out Thunderstruck (Helluva Kick)! NO! Fairchild slips out of the way, leaving Voltage’s leg hung across the top rope. Fairchild goes to counter with a Backstabber. But Voltage blocks by grabbing onto the top rope, sending Fairchild slipping off his back and down to the mat. Fairchild slowly rolls away from the corner. When he turns over onto a knee, Voltage rushes out of the corner and flattens him with the Ace of Spades (Shining Wizard)! The crowd boos as he makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Fairchild gets the shoulder up.
Sam Roberts: Fairchild caught that knee right to the face. But he was still able to get the shoulder up in time.
Voltage picks up Fairchild and sets up for an irish whip. Fairchild reverses, sending him into the ropes. When Voltage returns, he comes to a stop when he sees Fairchild run past him towards the ropes. When Fairchild returns, Voltage turns him inside out with a running lariat! Voltage heads over, grabs Fairchild by the back of the tights and pulls him back to his feet before delivering thee rolling German Suplexes! On the last suplex, Voltage releases, sending Fairchild rotating in the air before falling flat in the prone position! The boos continue as Voltage heads over and pulls Fairchild back to his feet before planting him with a Cradle DDT! Voltage wastes no time pushing Fairchild back over into the prone position before slipping on The London Special (Yes Lock)! Fairchild howls out in pain as Voltage pulls back on the hold. The ref gets down and asks Fairchild if he wants to give up. Fairchild responds by slapping the mat over and over.
The crowd erupts with boos as “Thunderstruck” blares throughout the arena.
Manny Cruz: Here is your winner, Ace Voltage!
The boos continue as Ace Voltage gets his arm raised in victory.
Sam Roberts: Ace Voltage picks up the win over a former FGA Heavyweight Champion here tonight! Frontier Fans, if you thought Ace’s head was big before, just wait until you hear him after this one. Voltage is looking to capture the Pride Championship at 2021: A New Odyssey. But Tyler Storm, who is in action tonight, will have something to say about that. I just want to say that it’s been an honor to be back here behind the desk calling a match for FGA again. I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity. There are going to be some more talented men filling this seat and the one next to me throughout the night. But right now, let’s send it backstage where I’m being told one of the reigning FGA champions is standing by.
Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 21:57:22 GMT -5
Mighty Sparrow: I should be standing here tonight with the Mid-Atlantic Legacy championship. I should be representing FGA’s present roster as champion when I walk out there tonight and get face-to-face, real personal like with Chris Madison. I should be. Instead, my title, my well-gotten gains is in the hands of a wrestler who was really about to lay it on my brethren’s head because everything is somehow a personal affront but you know what...You know what, I’m gon’ take...I’m gon’ take some spoken advice from one of the old ones out here and I’m just gonna focus on what’s ahead...But I promise you, Laura. I promise you.
There’s a motion in the champion’s cheek, his tongue flicking along his teeth. One of those subconscious physical actions, perhaps keeping a temper in check.
Mighty Sparrow: I gon’ see you, sis. Then you’ll see me. Trust. In your nightmares, you gon’ see me.
There’s no Amanda Johnson to interview Sparrow. No prompting to think over questions or orate with a certain demeanor. There’s just Chris Madison’s opponent standing in the middle of the locker room, leaning on the balls of his feet in his ring boots. Tonight’s ring gear of choice is two-toned. The left side of his tights is sepia-toned like an old black and white movie, while the right is in red and black. A cartoon version of a bird looks to flying from one side to the next, looking like something out of Steamboat Willie in the ‘past’ half and out of a comic book in the ‘present’ half.
Mighty Sparrow: I paid my respects and dues to you, Chris. Tip of the hat and so on, so they does say. You offer me a counterpoint? Advice. To focus on you, on this match and all that this opportunity will be had to offer. Because you ain’t the one to slip on, ain’t? Because if you so felt like it, if you so wanted to, you could come right back to FGA tomorrow and you...I mean you ain’t gotta say it but I feel like it’s bubbling under the surface of neutral statements. You could snatch this same Mid-Atlantic Legacy championship from out under me and in less time and more legally than Laura, right? Respectfully? Ain’t no half-ass here. It might seem the focus is on Laura, it might seem there is attention on seeing my girlfriend Gwen and her Unks Monty kill it and thrill it. It might seem like I just got too much focus on my dude TJ’s business with Laura involved but...But.
The West Indian Whirlwind rolls his shoulders and tilts his head from side to side.
Mighty Sparrow: It comes back to the title.
Sparrow looks to his side, the kinesio tape still adhered to his shoulder. What Laura has left him with is now just one big target against a master of the mat like Madison, something he is acutely aware of.
Mighty Sparrow: Over in Liberty Pro they calling me the King of New York champion too as you can see from this one championship belt I still have. Walkin’ in with this however, Chris...Ain’t enough. After all this is Frontier Grappling Arts. See THAT is the problem, what you may take as lack of focus, but it is the opposite. It is an obsession. I have lost something that proved...Proved I could walk that walk, I could talk that talk and deserved to stand even in the same ring as you, as even be a part of this event. Powers that be could have real in truth put you against Gareth. They could have put you against Bisley or Stokes. They could have seen you opposite anyone but they chose me. They chose me and the ONE thing...The one thing of all I had to do? I can’t even do it. The one symbol of proof that I am as good as FGA thinks I am, is on some ransom note kinda trash. It is still in someone else’s possession. Which means, with you thinkin’ I ain’t got the focus you think I should Chris? I gotta go in like it ain’t never been put down against you before. I gotta go twice as hard, twice as fast, twice as agile and just...Go. In.
Mighty Sparrow: You think we can steal the show? Nah brethren. Nah bana. We will steal the show, please believe that. Ain’t a single person about ready to see what’s gon’ go down tonight because I will put it all in against you. It ain’t matter what you do to this arm, what happens to whatever limbs, how many teeth I lose, and how many months of rehab I gotta go through. I will be grinnin’ through bleeding gums tomorrow morning because FGA Past v. Present got hijacked on match dos. Whatever parts of me are left can go hobble off and kick Laura in the face but tonight? Tonight there is only you, there is only me and there is only the fight from there. Understand ‘Mayhem’. Mr. Mayhem. They say that wrestlers only have so many big matches in ‘em before they’re done. Twenty-some years a storied career now...You probably had quite a few taken from you. That’s rough cuz here I am...’bout to take one more.
Sparrow walks out of the shot, the sound of the locker room door opening and slamming shut heard.
Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 21:57:43 GMT -5
The Past versus Present feed cuts backstage and we find Chris Madison isolated from the production crew with his manager Frankie Morrison watching over his shoulder a few moments before his match against Mighty Sparrow. Madison is squatting down, bouncing from side to side on the balls of his feet under the cover of a towel that has been draped over his head with his back to the camera. Morrison leans on a production case with his hands tucked in his pockets.
Frankie Morrison: Well, here we are. Just moments from Chris Madison stepping into a FGA ring once again. Past versus Present… A genius idea from a marketing standpoint. Kudos to whoever thought this one up. This company has such a rich history. The names who have walked these halls and fought inside that ring… Putting together a Past versus Present show had to be a difficult task. Who makes the cut, who doesn’t. Hell, who can still lace up their boots and compete to the standard of the current roster. It’s no wonder Madison was a name that brass had to have on this show. A man who has always carried himself with dignity and pride, both inside and out of the ring.
Morrison takes his hand out of his pocket and waves it in the direction of his client like a prize being shown off on a gameshow.
Frankie Morrison: When he steps in the ring, you know what you’re going to get - an absolute machine with unparalleled technical abilities who hits like a mack truck! He’s not just some nostalgia act that’s being paraded out there to boost ratings. He hasn’t been sitting around on his ass, watching the phone, waiting for an opportunity. Reigning UWL United States Tag Team Champion, and soon to be two time Mainstream Wrestling United States Champion. This is the same Chris Madison who had memorable feuds with Savannah Taylor and Fujiko Mine over the Pride Championship. Sparrow, I know you’ve got a lot on your plate, but tonight none of that matters. You’re going one on one with one of the best pure wrestlers in this industry. And if you’re not careful, you’re going to go from being one of FGA’s present to a name of the past…
Morrison stops and looks to his side as Madison slowly rises to his feet. He pulls the towel from his head and slings it over his shoulder as he turns around towards the camera crew.
Chris Madison: This just feels right, doesn’t it?
Madison looks over towards Morrison who is nodding his head.
Chris Madison: I feel bad for you Sparrow. I kind of feel like you’ve been set up for failure. Here you are in the midst of your first championship reign in FGA, with a relentless challenger doin’ everythin’ in her power to make your life a livin’ hell, havin’ to find a way to put all of that aside and face me on a card that is highlightin’ some of the best FGA has ever seen. Regardless of what you say, it’s goin’ to be hard to step through those ropes with a clear head and focus, knowin’ damn well that she’s holdin’ onto your championship belt and playin’ you over and over again like a fool. A distraction like that will cost you any chance you may have actually had in winnin’ this match of ours.
Madison shakes his head in disappointment.
Chris Madison: When is enough, enough? Your reputation is bein’ dragged through the mud, Mighty? Pfft… What’s so mighty about the man I’m about to meet in that ring? You allow someone else to walk around with your Mid-Atlantic Legacy Championship while your friends fall victim to her crusade against you. Every second this charade goes on, any credibility you have fades away. Your career is on the verge of slippin’ away from you before it could ever truly blossom. From what I’ve seen, there’s plenty of potential there just waitin’ to be tapped into.
Madison tilts his head and raises his eyebrows as if he was asking, what are you waiting for.
Chris Madison: I only hope that you learn from this match tonight. I have no reason to hold any ill will towards you. From the moment this match was announced, you’ve treated me with nothin’ but respect. But respect only gets you so far. You need a good showin’. You need to go out there and silence all of the doubters by havin’ the match of your life. If not, Laura Perreli will have your championship, I’ll have your spirits, and you’ll be left tryin’ to piece together some resemblance of a career while fightin’ off obscurity.
Madison pauses for a moment as a smirk escapes his stoic demeanor.
Chris Madison: No pressure though…
Madison puts his arms outwards and shrugs his shoulders before walking passed the camera crew, flanked by Frankie Morrison.
Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 22:01:12 GMT -5
Kevin Clement: Alright, everyone, we are back for more FGA action. I am Kevin Clement. Joining me is my partner, Evan Grayson. You and I manned the booth for years during those DVD Tapings.
Evan Grayson: Someone would say that FGA never had a better pair of commentators.
Kevin Clement: Evan, really? Already?
Evan Grayson: Hey, by all means, point to the lie.
Kevin Clement: ...in ANY case, Evan and I sat here at this commentary table from 2012-2014. We have a lot of great memories from being here in FGA. So any great matches. So many great moments. The last time you and I were here was when we called action on the Four Year Anniversary show.
Evan Grayson: Yeah, but we called the back half of the show while they stuck Sammy Boy with all the matches earlier on the card. I guess they showed him where his place was, huh?
Kevin Clement: Well, to be fair, we’re not calling the main event tonight, either.
Evan Grayson: Says who? You think I’m giving up my spot to those humanoids?
Kevin Clement: … You know what? Let’s just send it to the ring.
SINGLES MATCH Chris Madison vs. Mighty Sparrow
“Oh give the drummer some, yeah yeah! (Yah!) Oh give the drummer some, yeah yeah! (Uh!) Oh give the drummer some, yeah yeah! (Rah!) Oh give the drummer some, yeah yeah! (Drop it.")
From the entrance to the ring, Mighty Sparrow appears through the curtain. He gets in some last minute leg stretches before the West Indian Whirlwind begins high-fiving fans on his way down the ramp. He gets to the outside of the ring as “Gold Watch” continues playing before he jumps and lands on the apron. With a second jump he clears the ring ropes before taking off for the farthest turnbuckle. He springs onto the second rope turnbuckle, executing a backflip and lands on his feet. He does sliding motion on his heel before turning and striking a pose to the cheers of the crowd.
Manny Cruz: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, hailing from South Oropouche, Trinidad! Weighing in at 205 pounds! He is the reigning FGA Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion… MIIIGHTYYYY SPAAAARROOOWWWWW!!!
“Yeah yeah, them niggas over there, it’s just, Yeah, yeah, now look at what I wear! Got my, gold watch and my, gold chain, With my, fancy car and my diamond ring!”
Sparrow leans up against his corner, talking a few seconds with the referee before looking out to the crowd. He mouths a few of Lupe’s lyrics to himself casually and takes one last glance about. Sparrow grabs the ropes in his corner, again with a few last second leg stretches before he is ready to go.
Kevin Clement: The Mighty Sparrow is ready for this epic contest which pits him against one of the most formidable names from FGA’s past. But conspicuous by its absence is the Mid-Atlantic Legacy Championship.
Evan Grayson: I don’t think it’s strange at all. I mean afterall, Mighty Sparrow isn’t the Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion. Laura Perelli is! I have to concur with what Stephy Auger said recently. Possession is nine tenths of the law and as long as Perelli has that title, she should be referred to as the champion.
Kevin Clement: What, so anyone can just attack a title holder after the match, steal the title and now they have to be referred to as the new champion?
Evan Grayson: Mighty Sparrow should know that as a champion, you have a huge target on your back. If you can’t protect yourself and your championship, then you don’t deserve to be called a champion.
Kevin Clement: Well I don’t agree with that logic at all and I know Sparrow doesn’t, either. Sparrow will have his chance to get his revenge, once and for all, at 2021: A New Odyssey.
Evan Grayson: That’s if Chris Madison leaves anything left for Perelli.
The arena's lights dim to black as the opening guitar riffs to "War Machine" by KISS begin to screech over the P.A. system. The video screen lights up with visual static noise. Suddenly in the center of the screen a black handprint begins pulsating to the beat of the drum that has begun to play. A spotlight shines on the entrance ramp and we see Chris Madison standing with his head bowed under a black towel, wearing an official licensed t-shirt that says, "Always Ready For War," across the chest. He nods his head to the music and as the chorus breaks he rips the towel from his head and tosses it into the live audience, starting his way down the ramp toward, the ring.
Better watch out 'cause I'm a war machine Better watch out 'cause I'm a war machine
Manny Cruz: His opponent, coming to the ring from Long Island, New York, weighing in at two hundred thirty five pounds and standing six feet tall, "The War Machine" CHRIS MMAADDIISSOONN!!!
Madison makes it to the base of the steps and places one foot down before scoping out the fans directly behind him by peering over his shoulder. He smirks as the live audience sings along to the entrance music and then marches up the steps and climbs through the ropes. He immediately leaps up onto the middle rope and faces out towards the crowd. He brings his fists up to his face and punches his jaw with each hand before shooting his arms out horizontally with his hands wide open, welcoming whatever challenge is coming his way. Madison hops backwards, bouncing off of his feet and turns towards the center of the ring, snarling and ready to go…
Kevin Clement: No disrespect to AJ Fairchild, but Chris Madison is someone that’s still competing at a high level. We haven’t heard of Fairchild competing anywhere for a number of years. But Chris Madison is a current title holder! He’s more than capable of holding his own.
Evan Grayson: Chris Madison isn’t some fossil. He may a name from the past. But it’s from the recent past. This is a guy that could come back into FGA right now and could compete with the Savannah Taylors and the Fujiko Mines. Those are two people that he’s had storied rivalries with. Those are two people that he’s beaten. I’ll even go so far as to say that Madison could compete with the likes of Seth Iser and Cordy Stevenson for their respective championships. I don’t think Sparrow truly understands how in over his head he is.
Kevin Clement: I wouldn’t say Sparrow is in over his head. Madison is the veteran and he has tons of ring experience and championship experience over him. But Sparrow wasn’t exactly trained by slouches. He was trained by some of the best. Obviously this is a huge style clash. Sparrow has to keep the match fast-paced. He’s got to stick to using his agility and his aerial abilities to his advantage. The man knows how to throw a kick. But I would advise against that in a match with a guy like Madison. For “Mayhem” Madison, he wants to grab a hold of Sparrow and not let go. He can pin him up against the ropes or in the corner with a clinch. He can inflict a lot of damage from that Muay Thai Clinch. Madison is vastly superior in the submission department so if this match goes to the ground, Sparrow will be in grave danger. If Sparrow isn’t staying on his feet, then he has to take it to the air. Do NOT go to the ground with a guy like Chris Madison.
The bell sounds as Madison and Sparrow meet up in the center of the ring. Madison can be seen mouthing to Sparrow that he hopes he’s finally cleared his head. Sparrow nods, letting him know that the only one he’s got on his mind is the former two-time Pride Champion. Sparrow drives the point home by poking his finger in Madison’s chest.
Kevin Clement: Sparrow letting Madison know that he’s the only thing on his mind, big guy.
Evan Grayson: The next time Sparrow puts his hand on Madison like that, Madison might just throw him to the ground and snap that arm in two.
Madison snarls before stepping back. Sparrow readies himself while Madison circles the ring. He then slowly inches himself back over towards the Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion. Sparrow stays ready as Madison continues to throw various takedown and lockup feints at him. As soon as Sparrow eventually bites on a collar-and-elbow feint, Madison catches him with a shoot kick to the leg! Sparrow shakes off the attack before continuing to stay on guard. Madison continues to throw various jab feints at Sparrow. Sparrow bites on another feint before getting caught with another low leg kick! Madison continues to circle the champion. Sparrow’s able to check a third low leg kick from Madison before getting caught with lunging right cross! Sparrow stumbles back before Madison rushes in for a takedown. Sparrow tries his best to defend. But Madison overpowers hims. Unfortunately for Madison, Sparrow’s able to fall into the turnbuckles. Madison immediately hooks his arms around Sparrow’s legs and tries to yank him down to a seated position in the corner. Sparrow blocks by wrapping his arms around the top ropes. The ref then gives Madison until the count of five to get back.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Madison lets go and steps back towards the center of the ring.
Kevin Clement: Sparrow was lucky he fell into the corner and got a hold of the ropes.
Evan Grayson: He’s extremely lucky. If Madison took him down in the center of the ring and clamped on a submission, he would be tapping like Savion Glover!
Sparrow can be seen bending and extending his leg in the corner before heading back towards the center of the ring. Madison throws out a couple more jab feints before throwing his leg out and catching Sparrow with another low leg kick! Sparrow seethes when he gets caught with an inside low leg kick!! Madison quickly leaps up and snaps Sparrow’s head back with a flying knee strike!!! Sparrow stumbles back before collapsing to the mat. Madison rushes in for the cover, but Sparrow still has the wherewithal to roll over towards the ropes.
Kevin Clement: Sparrow just rolled to safety!
Evan Grayson: He can’t just stand there and let Madison dictate the pace. If he wants to beat a former two-time Pride Champion, then he has to take it to him!
Madison steps back towards the center of the ring while Sparrow moves his jaw around. He then pulls himself up using the ropes before circling the ring. He then slowly inches his way back over towards Madison for a lock up. Madison avoids it with a drop-step go-behind before taking control of Sparrow’s back. Sparrow doesn't remain standing for long as Madison sends him down to the mat with a rear waistlock takedown. Sparrow gets up to all fours before shifting over to a seated position. He frantically tries to turn out of the hold and reverse, but Madison keeps him held in place in front of him. He then deadlifts Sparrow up off the mat before throwing him back down with another rear waistlock takedown.
Evan Grayson: He’s ragdolling Sparrow now.
Once Sparrow in a seated position, Madison starts to clubber him with crossface forearm strikes! Sparrow continues to get caught with crossface forearm strikes until Madison slips on a Sleeper Hold.
Kevin Clement: Madison’s got a sleeper locked in!
Evan Grayson: Its over already.
The ref asks Sparrow if he wants to give up. When Sparrow refuses, Madison pulls Sparrow back to his feet before throwing him down with a Sleeper Suplex! NO! Sparrow’s able to rotate and land on his feet! Madison then scrambles to his feet before Sparrow runs over and delivers a running hurricanrana! Madison gets back to his feet before getting caught with a front dropkick. The crowd cheers as Madison gets knocked through the ropes to the floor.
Kevin Clement: Mighty Sparrow with some offense now! He just send Madison to the outside!
Sparrow gets back to his feet before taking off into the far ropes. The Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion runs back across before knocking Madison down with a baseball slide! NO! Madison’s able to block by grabbing a hold of Sparrow’s legs. He then yanks Sparrow hard out of the ring, sending him flying off the ring before splatting on the floor!
Evan Grayson: Ouch! That had to hurt!
Sparrow remains down on all fours until Madison marches over, wraps his arms around Sparrow’s waist and throws him down with a deadlift gutwrench suplex! Sparrow can be seen arching his back in pain after the landing.
Kevin Clement: That’s padding out there. But it only protects so much.
Madison takes Sparrow and rolls him back inside. He then rolls back in and makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Sparrow kicks out.
Madison pulls Sparrow back to his feet and places him in a Muay Thai Clinch before muscling him into the corner. From there, Madison alternate between hooks to the body and uppercuts to the head. He then follows up with alternating knees to the midsection. Sparrow remains doubled over until Madison whips him into the far corner. Madison runs across the ring to attack until Sparrow knocks him back with a boot to the face. Madison shakes off the blow before rushing back into the corner. Sparrow once again knocks him back with a boot to the face. Madison then drops down to a knee. Seconds later, Madison gets back to his feet and shakes off the blow before rushing back in. Sparrow cuts him off again with a back elbow to the face! He then hoists himself up to a seated position on the top turnbuckle before Madison grabs his leg.
Kevin Clement: Sparrow tried to take it to the air, but Madison was right there to block him.
Madison goes to yank him off the ropes. But Sparrows ends up countering with a flying headscissors takedown!
Madison gets back to his feet as Sparrow runs at him. Madison goes to cut him off with a bicycle knee strike to the head. But Sparrow slides underneath it. He quickly gets back to his feet before hitting the ropes. When Sparrow returns, he ducks a Rolling Elbow from Madison. Sparrow continues to run the ropes. When he returns, Madison knocks him down with a running yakuza kick! NO! Sparrow catches his foot. Madison takes a swipe at Sparrow, but the Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion is able to lean out of the way. He then throws Madison’s leg down before catching him with the Leaf Hurricane (Counter Scorpion Kick followed by a Pele Kick)! Madison’s dazed as Sparrow returns to his feet with a kip up. He then hits the ropes, flies over and knocks Madison down with a leaping forearm smash! He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Madison kicks out.
Sparrow takes Madison, moves him into the corner and goes for a toe kick to the midsection. As soon as Madison catches his foot, Sparrow counters with an enzuigiri that knocks him down to a knee. Sparrow reaches down, pulls Madison back to his feet and delivers multiple corner chest kicks. He then follows up with multiple shoulder thrusts that double Madison over. Sparrow then takes Madison and positions him so that he's laid out across the middle ropes.
Kevin Clement: Sparrow’s finally gotten control of this match. What will he do here?
Evan Grayson: He needs to do something quick. Openings lie this against Chris Madison don’t come along too often in a match.
Sparrow steps back towards the center of the ring before running forward and knocking Madison down with the LAUNCH PAD (Running double knee on an opponent draped over the middle turnbuckle)! He then drags Madison over towards the center of the ring before flipping over into a jackknife pin.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Madison bridges up, turns over, hooks both of Sparrow’s arms and lifts him across his shoulder before bringing him down with a Colt 45 Backbreaker! Sparrow bounces off Madison’s shoulder before rolling across the ring.
Kevin Clement: Just like that, Madison retakes control of the match.
Evan Grayson: Sparrow tried to get cute with the pin. A simple lateral press gets the job done. It’s simple and effective. But what did he do? He went for the jackknife pin and now look at him. He’s lucky Madison didn’t drop him on his head with a piledriver.
Sparrow turns over on all fours before Madison pounces across his back from the side. Madison then hits Sparrow with repeated pointing elbows to the ribs. Once Sparrow moves his left arm down to block the elbows, Madison uses his right hand to catch Sparrow across the side of the face with a hammer fist. Madison feints another hammer fist. As soon as Sparrow falls for the feint and covers up, Madison goes back to work with repeated elbows to the side. He then uses his right knee to deliver repeated lunging knee strikes to the ribs. Sparrow lets out a grunt after the last knee and falls flat into the prone position. Madison then swings over and mounts across Sparrow’s back. From there, Madison swings down hard and nails Sparrow across the back of the head with a hammer fist. Madison then reaches his arm around and hits Sparrow with repeated punches to the side of the head. Sparrow does his best to block by turtling on the mat. Madison continues to try and bash Sparrow in the head with punches. Some of his punches are able to pierce Sparrow’s defense. Madison then switches targets and starts to rain down repeated hammer fists across the back of Sparrow’s right shoulder. He then slips off Sparrow’s back before placing him in a Fujiwara Armbar.
Kevin Clement: Oh no! Madison’s gone after Sparrow’s arm! That’s the same arm that Laura Perelli worked on!
Evan Grayson: Indeed he did. Madison did his homework.
Sparrow howls out in pain as Madison pulls back on the arm. The ref asks Sparrow if he wants to give up. Sparrow refuses. Madison starts to pull back even more on the arm, causing Sparrow to yell out. The ref asks the champion again if he wants to give up. Sparrow refuses. Sparrow then starts to move his free arm to drag himself towards the side of the ring. The crowd rallies behind Sparrow as he continues to drag himself across the ring. Sparrow slowly reaches out… and grabs the bottom rope, forcing a rope break.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Evan Grayson: Sparrow’s lucky this isn’t a Pride Rules match. He’d almost be out of rope breaks at this point.
Madison breaks the hold. He then pulls Sparrow up and throws him down with a scoop slam before stepping out to the apron. Madison scales to the top, leaps off and goes for a diving double foot stomp to the right shoulder! At the last second, Sparrow rolls out of the way! Madison then lands on his feet before his momentum sends him rolling forward. He rolls back to his feet, turns around and charges over for an attack until Sparrow knocks him down with a falling crescent kick! Sparrow through out another falling crescent kick, but he misses when Madison ducks out of the way. Madison then doubles him over with a boot to the midsection before chucking Sparrow across the ring with a pumphandle suplex!
Kevin Clement: Madison with a huge suplex to stop Sparrow dead in his tracks.
Evan Grayson: He ragdolled him again!
Sparrow slowly picks himself back up as Madison hits the near ropes. He then runs across the ring for an attack until Sparrow ducks and dumps him over the top rope to the floor!
Kevin Clement: Down goes Madison!
Madison starts to pick himself up on the outside. When he turns around, he ducks when Sparrow runs towards the ropes and fakes a suicide dive to the outside. Sparrow then bounces off the ropes with a rebound backflip. He lands smoothly on his feet and pulls a Rock Lee pose with a small grin. Madison sees this, so he rushes forward to slide back in. But Madison gets cut off with a baseball slide, knocking him back down!
Kevin Clement: Madison fell for the trap and got caught right in the head with that baseball slide.
Evan Grayson: Yeah, but I don’t think it’s wise for Sparrow to be taunting someone of Madison’s caliber.
Sparrow takes off into the far ropes. Madison gets back to his feet and turns away when he falls for a tiger feint from Sparrow. Madison then turns back around right before Sparrow leaps through the ropes and knocks him back down with a suicide dive!
Kevin Clement: Sparrow finally got him with that suicide dive that time!
Sparrow rolls back in and waits patiently for Madison to get into position. The West Indian Whirlwind turns and takes off back into the far ropes while Madison starts to pick himself up. Sparrow picks up speed as he runs back across the ring. A second later, the crowd erupts with cheers when Sparrow flips over the top rope and knocks Madison back down with a Fosbury Flop!
Kevin Clement: Air Sparrow!
Sparrow circles halfway across the ring and smacks hands with some of the fans that make up the front row. He then starts to run around the ringside area. Sparrow rounds one ring post before picking up speed. The crowd cheers when Sparrow uses the steel steps as a launchpad to blast Madison with a leaping forearm smash!
Kevin Clement: Right across the jaw!
Evan Grayson: This is what he should have been doing from the start!
Sparrow takes Madison and rolls him back inside before rolling himself back in for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Madison gets his foot on the bottom rope.
Sparrow takes Madison, moves him into the corner and hits him with more corner chest kicks. He then takes hold of Madison’s wrist and whips him hard into the corner. Madison starts to staggers out of the corner until Sparrow runs over and hits another front dropkick, sending Madison flying right back into the corner. Madison remains seated while Sparrow steps out to the apron and starts climbing the turnbuckles. The West Indian Whirlwind reaches the top and starts to run across the top rope before hitting Madison with a ropewalk dropkick! The crowd continues to cheer and applaud Sparrow while he pulls Madison out of the corner.
Kevin Clement: Sparrow with an awesome display of agility right there! How did he do that!?
Evan Grayson: This could be enough for a three count...
ONE! . . TWO! . . Madison gets the shoulder up.
Sparrow takes Madison and pulls him over into the corner. He then climbs up onto the middle ropes and goes for a Tornado DDT. Madison’s able to push him off just as he’s about to bring him down. After landing on his feet, Sparrow runs back over before Madison runs out of the corner and cuts him off with a running bicycle knee strike! Sparrow remains dazed as Madison turns and hits the ropes. Madison comes back to attack when he gets cut off! The crowd cheers when Sparrow leaps up and brings him down with The Notorious K.I.C.K. (standing double foot stomp)! NO! Madison’s about to roll underneath it! Sparrow lands on his feet, turns around and goes to hit Madison with another falling crescent kick. But Madison’s able to catch his leg. He then spins Sparrow’s leg away from him, takes control of his back and runs forward, ramming him sternum-first into the top turnbuckle. The crowd cheers as Madison goes to throw him down with a rolling German Suplex! NO! Sparrow’s able to rotate in the air and land on his feet! As Sparrow runs back over, Madison goes to cut him off with a Rolling Elbow, but Sparrow ducks and heads towards ropes. When Madison turns around, the crowd cheers when Sparrow brings him down with a Handspring DDT! He then drags Madison into position before healing over towards the corner. Sparrow climbs to the top turnbuckle and flips back for a moonsault! Madison then shifts his body on the ground and catches Sparrow on the way down in a Triangle Choke!
Kevin Clement: Sparrow got caught!
Evan Grayson: He sure did! He should have went for the cover!
The crowd cheers as when they see the submission applied. Sparrow’s doing everything he can to pull himself out on the hold. But Madison’s got it on tight.
Kevin Clement: I’m not aware of any submission background for Mighty Sparrow. He may not be able to get out of this!
Evan Grayson: This is Chris Madison he’s in there with! Most wrestlers wouldn’t be able to get out of this!
The ref continues to ask Sparrow if he wants to give up. Sparrow refuses. Sparrow then slowly gets back to his feet before trying to counter the submission by executing a stacked pin on Madison.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Madison turns to the side to get his shoulder off the mat. But he still keeps the submission locked on.
Kevin Clement: Smart move there by Sparrow to try and pin Madison in the hopes that he releases the submission on a kickout. But Madison wisely shifted his body while keeping the hold locked on.
Evan Grayson: Madison hasn’t lasted this long in the business by pure luck. He knows what he’s doing inside that ring.
Madison yells at Sparrow to tap. But the reigning Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion refuses. The ref asks Sparrow again if he wants to give up. Gasps are heard when Sparrow slowly starts to raise his free arm.
Evan Grayson: Go ahead, Sparrow. There’s no shame in tapping out to Chris Madison.
It looks like Sparrow’s about to tap out on Madisons leg. Instead, Sparrow groans when he grabs Madison and slowly lifts him up off the mat.
Kevin Clement: Woah now!
Evan Grayson: What!?
The crowd murmurs as Sparrow slowly steps back with Madison still on him. When Sparrow’s back is near the ropes, he drops down to his knees as he slams Mdison hard on the mat, breaking the hold! The escape is met with applause from the crowd.
Kevin Clement: I don’t know how the heck Mighty Sparrow did that. But that young man dug deep to get out of that hold.
Evan Grayson: He got out. He escaped. But look at how much it took out of him. He’s exhausted!
An exhausted Sparrow remains on his knees as he tries to catch a breath. Moments later, the crowd gasps when Madison quickly reaches up and pulls Sparrow back into another Triangle Choke!
Kevin Clement: Madison just put him back in the submission!
Evan Grayson: Snatched him right back into it!
Madison cinches down on the hold. Te ref asks Sparrow if he wants to give up. Sparrow then starts to kick his right leg back. He continues to kick the leg back over and over until he’s able to get his right foot hooked across the bottom rope, forcing a rope break.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Madison breaks the hold. He then rolls away from Sparrow before trying to pull him back up. Madison tries to drag Sparrow away from the ropes. But Sparrow’s now got his right leg hooked around the bottom rope. So Madison transitions into a front facelock. The ref gives Madison until the count of five to break the hold.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV-
Madison takes Sparrow and rips him off the bottom rope before dragging him over towards the center of the ring! Madison then looks around at the crowd as they start to buzz with anticipation.
Kevin Clement: Do you know what Chris Madison could be teasing here?
Evan Grayson: I have a pretty good idea. Here’s a hint. It’s bad news for Mighty Sparrow.
Madison nods before spinning in place. As he starts to get momentum, he lifts Sparrow up off the mat. The crowd cheers at the sight of the Helicopter Guillotine before counting along after every rotation.
Madison releases, sending Sparrow flying across the ring! Madison then staggers over to his side before collapsing against the ropes.
Kevin Clement: I don’t think Mighty Sparrow knows which way is up after that one.
Madison runs across the ring while Sparrow pulls himself up using the ropes. Sparrow quickly ducks and dumps Madison over the top rope. But Madison’s able to safely on on the apron before catching Sparrow across the back of the head with an elbow strike. He then steps up onto the middle ropes before taking control of Sparrow’s back! Sparrow shakes his head in disbelief before Madison slowly lifts him up off the apron. He then heaves Sparrow over his his, throwing him to the outside with a German Suplex off the ropes!
Kevin Clement: What in the hell!?
Evan Grayson: Madison just German Suplexed Mighty Sparrow while Sparrow was in the ring… to the floor! I’ve seen people suplex people fro. the apron back into the ring. But not that particular setup. Chris Madison isn’t just relying on the classics, people. He’s upping his game against a man that some are starting to tout as FGA’s future.
Sparrow lays motionless on the floor in the prone position. Madison gets back to his feet, heads over and grabs Sparrow before bringing him back over towards the ring. He then rolls Sparrow back inside before climbing up to the apron. Madison climbs up to the top turnbuckle, leaps off and nails Sparrow with a diving double foot stomp! He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THRE-NO!
The crowd gasps, then cheers when Sparrow gets his shoulder up.
Madison takes Sparrow and lifts him up for an Alabama Slam, only for Sparrow to kick his legs before reversing into a sunset flip.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Madison kicks out.
Both grapplers get back to their feet. Madison rushes over and goes for a running yakuza kick. But Sparrow’s able to catch his foot, knock him down with a legsweep and quickly follow up with a standing moonsault.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Madison gets the shoulder up.
Sparrow goes to pull Madison up until he swats Sparrow’s hands off him. Madison then throws out a forearm strike. But Sparrow ducks and counters with a bell clap to the ears. While Madison’ doubles over, Sparrow knocks him down to a knee with a Switchblade Kick. He then hits the ropes, comes back and knocks Madison down with a front dropkick to the face. He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Madison gets the shoulder up.
Kevin Clement: Another nearfall for Sparrow.
Evan Grayson: A part of him has to be frustrated right now.
Sparrow sets up for an irish whip when Madison reverses, sending him into the ropes. When Sparrow returns, Madison hoists him up for a Pop-Up Codebreaker! The crowd erupts with cheers when Sparrow counters with a Meteora!
Kevin Clement: DID YOU JUST SEE THAT REVERSAL FROM MIGHTY SPARROW!
Evan Grayson: I did!
The crowd is at a fever pitch while Madison is sprawled out on the mat. Sparrow then heads out to the apron before delivering a springboard guillotine leg drop! The cheers continue as he makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . T-NO!
The crowd gasps, then cheers when Madison gets his shoulder up.
Sparrow slowly pulls Madison back up until Madison swats his hands off him and quickly follows up with a bicycle knee right underneath the chin!
Evan Grayson: Ooo! That caught him!
Sparrow looks to be in another world as he drops down to a knee. Madison quickly positions himself behind Sparrow, takes control of his back and pulls him back to his feet. The crowd buzzes with anticipation when he lifts Sparrow up onto his shoulders for the End Game (electric chair dropped into a bridging German Suplex)! Before Madison can hit the move, Sparrow reverses into the Obama Roll (surprise victory roll)!!!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THRE-NO!
Madison kicks out.
Kevin Clement: SO CLOSE!
Madison scrambles back to his feet, rushes over to attack and gets caught with another Leaf Hurricane! Madison remains dazed while Sparrow heads out to the apron. The crowd cheers when he springboards to the top rope, leaps off and knocks Madison down with a diving crossbody!
ONE! . . TWO! . . T-NO!
The crowd gasps, then cheers when Madison kicks out.
Kevin Clement: Sparrow is so close to getting that three count!
Evan Grayson: He’s one big move away, I think!
Sparrow takes Madison and whips him as hard as he can towards the corner. As Madison starts to stagger out of the corner, Sparrow runs over to attack. The crowd explodes with cheers when Madison counters with an overhead belly to belly suplex into the turnbuckles!
Kevin Clement: Sparrow!
Evan Grayson: That’ll put a stop to things!
Madison goes over and drags Sparrow out of the corner before pulling him back to his feet. After taking control of Sparrow back, Madison doubles him over with a ripcord rolling elbow before throwing him down with the Millennium Suplex (Cross Face Chicken Wing Suplex)! The cheers continue as Madison heads over and pulls Sparrow up to his knees before cinching in a front facelock. He then forces Sparrow between his legs while dropping his weight down towards the canvas. While dropping down, Madison swings his right leg over Sparrow’s back while keeping his left leg over Sparrow’s head.
Kevin Clement: The Peruvian Necktie!
Evan Grayson: It’s over...
The crowd buzzes with anticipation as they see Sparrow trapped in Madison signature submission. With the hold cinched in, it doesn’t take long for Sparrow to succumb to the submission and tap out.
The crowd explodes with cheers as “War Machine” blasts over the PA.
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this bout… CHRIS MADISON!
The cheers continue as Morrison gets in and raises Madison’s arm in victory.
Kevin Clement: Chris Madison just got himself a hard fought win over Mighty Sparrow here tonight. Mighty Sparrow was undefeated in his FGA career heading into this match. Tonight, he just tasted defeat for the first ti-
Madison’s celebration was cut short as a familiar voice interrupted the music and from the back came walking Neal Durden Gareth Prichard Jr. Not in the gear FGA fans have been used to seeing him, instead he substituted the tights with suit pants and the t-shirt with a business casual shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Madison seems ready for a fight, it’s not a secret that Prichard has expressed many times that a match against Madison has been on his bucket list for a while.
Gareth Prichard Jr: Relax, there buddy. I’m not coming out here to attack you, that would be too low for the significance a match between the two of us would have. I just came here to first congratulate you, I understand Sparrow might’ve been sort of a challenge… not the challenge I would’ve brought… but… sort of a challenge. You see, I’ve seen your comments about how this could’ve been Me against You tonight; but my retirement and all of that yadda, yadda, yadda… and I have to agree, Madison. This COULD’VE been Me against You and it could’ve been FGA’s Match of the Year for 2021 right here and now... but it wasn’t.
Gareth turns sideways and looks at the limited crowd in this venue and smiles as he continues.
Gareth Prichard Jr: It wasn’t not because I couldn’t have asked for it… as a matter of fact, I’m pretty certain this match was offered to me first and I declined…
Madison’s surprise is evident as is the surprise in the fan’s faces to Gareth’s revelation that he turned down one of the matches on his bucket list; if not his primary dream match.
Gareth Prichard Jr: Don’t be surprised, Chris. You see, when I was offered the match I knew it would be for a One and Done type of deal, you’d come in to FGA for a last hurrah and leave with your head held high as you got the adulation a true legend of Frontier Grappling Arts should have. But I didn’t want the “legend”... I didn’t want the “past”. Because for as much as Sparrow represents the “future”... I AM THE PRESENT. Thus, I don’t want the “legendary” Chris Madison… I want present Chris Madison. Present Madison doesn’t work for FGA anymore… but I know where to find him and I’ll go looking for him. Keep your eyes and ears open, Chris… because I don’t care if I have to cross an ocean and beat a gauntlet of wrestlers in order to get to you… I will and it’ll be glorious.
With that Gareth flips the microphone and lets it fall to the ground retreating backstage; leaving Madison in the ring to finish up his celebration with a bit of suspicion on him.
Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 22:01:44 GMT -5
Flashing to the backstage hallways of the Hammerstein Ballroom, the focus turns to longtime correspondent Spencer Burke as he stands ready to work, mic up to his chin level.
Spencer Burke: Our show tonight is clearly featuring some of the top tier of talent in the history of Frontier Grappling Arts, as the name of the show wanted to push from the get go! Looking at one of our matches coming up in a short bit, one of the defining match types in FGA is that which our Pride Championship division is built upon, the Pride Rules Match. Tonight, we'll see such a match when a mystery FGA alumni steps into the ring with my guest at this time...our reigning Pride Champion, and returning to your screens for the first time since All-Star Showdown IX...Tyler Storm!
That cue brings the Tyler right in from the left, already decked out in his ring gear and the Pride Championship resting proudly on his right shoulder and held to by his right hand. The trademark bright smile is plastered on Storm's lips as he gets himself situated next to Spencer.
Tyler Storm: Spencer my man, it is really great to see you again.
Spencer Burke: The feeling is more than mutual, of course, and I can also speak for the FGA faithful when I say we are happy to have you back with us.
Tyler Storm: And that is more than appreciated, but trust me when I say I am so thankful to be back with my FGA family. I know it's cheesy, given what's sitting over my shoulder right here, but I have tremendous PRIDE being a representative for FGA and to have this be a home for me as a competitor. Through every up and down, I love this company. That love only grew because of the kindness of those in charge with understanding my situation as to why I've been away here recently, with some other obligations I had to attend to out in Australia and also a couple of family matters that needed a lot more of my focus than my in-ring time. To put it lightly, I've had a weird, rough, stressful, heartbreaking start to 2021 for some personal reasons. But, those issues have slowly eased themselves enough to where I feel at my full best once again, and I'm ready to be back here with y'all.
Spencer Burke: On that front, obviously our well wishes to you during all that outside of the ring.
Tyler Storm: Thank you for that, Spence.
Spencer Burke: Anytime. But back to our business at hand, let's get ourselves caught back up before we discuss tonight. Starting off, you came off a very up and down series of events against Marlon Cure, and you ended up still able to get through it all and emerge on top over Marlon at All-Star Showdown. You haven't had the opportunity, but what was the outlook after all that?
Tyler Storm: To be honest, it was so hard to really give myself time to focus into how to respond after that match with Marlon. Dude set out to do what he preached to me, he brought it different than anyone I've faced in a good long while and took me to a full 3 set in Pride Rules. I expected a great match, I didn't expect how much it was going to take to really get by him. I know I had to put into account things like Jenny Cien's involvement, which she got her chances in, but I will give my nod of respect that aside from a couple moments, she left it to me and Marlon doing our thing in the ring. Fact is, Marlon Cure is and will continue to be one of the top guys around in this business and company and I wish I had more immediate time to give him the proper respect after the match and even in the Vertigos we've had so far. I tip my cap to you sir and I hope that isn't the last time we can meet up in the ring.
Spencer Burke: But of course, with winning that match with Marlon, a new competitor for the Pride Championship wasted little time presenting himself when you were interrupted mid-celebration by the former Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion, Ace Voltage. Now of course, you and Ace are familiar with one another as opponents back on the Eight Year Anniversary Show over a year ago. A lot has changed since then, but how would you describe this new challenge from Ace?
Tyler Storm: It's unsurprising, honestly. Ace is a hungry competitor who got used to being at the top in a certain capacity in this company for the vast majority of the past year. The last time I faced him, on that Eight Year Anniversary Show, it was Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion vs Pride Champion. Now, plenty to say about that match back then, Ace wasn't too keen on getting caught in Eye of the Storm, I got myself a count out win. But honestly, I don't hold that against Ace, I really don't. We both were coming off an important moment in our careers following the results of Above & Beyond VII, both winning our respective titles that night. And you know what, credit to that S.O.B. Ace, because dude held that title continuously all the way up until running into Mighty Sparrow at All-Star Showdown IX. Yes, the pandemic suspended the title reign for a bit, but Ace was Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champ for a little over a year. He got by Chaz Holiday, Nando Fresno, and Cassius Reed in that span, he held on tight, he did his thing. Respect where it's due, I lost the Pride Championship in my first defense to Lowri a couple months after the count out win over him, I went from beating the current World Champion for this very championship to dropping it on my first big proving moment to Lowri. Lowri is doing her big things now and is one of the best damn athletes in wrestling period, fact I beat her at OTSS is a miracle, especially since I got her at her freshest on that entire night.
Tyler smiles and glances back over at his hardware, tapping it gently.
Tyler Storm: I got it done though, and I got by Marlon here at All-Star Showdown. But there lies the ultimate point, he lost his prized possession at that same show, and yet instead of going off about keeping himself in that conversation, he aimed at me and I honestly respect that. I knew we had unfinished business, I knew I wanted to see if I could get through him in the way I want to in that ring, not through some count out bull like before. I'm happy he chose to give a try at seeing if he can expand the trophy case, because that means more great wrestling for the fans, and another great challenge for me from someone I already am fully aware has vastly improved since the last impressive time I faced him in the ring.
Spencer Burke: The respect there is very nice to hear. Now of course, I imagine you heard what Ace has had to say the past few shows?
That gets a small chuckle out of the champion and he nods.
Tyler Storm: Other obligations and issues to attend to aside, I haven't been keeping myself blind to what is going on. But I mean, Ace is who I expected him to be, he's cocky, he's confident, and that isn't a bad thing in the slightest. I really do respect his hustle, no one matches what he brings personality wise, and in the ring you can have plenty of feelings but I've felt how tough that guy is. I know I wasn't facing him at his best either, only the beginning of what all he would eventually do. If that Champion vs Champion match took place at All-Star Showdown and not an end of year Anniversary Show in 2019, that match physically is a lot different, because of how we've both adapted and grown. I've learned from my own mistakes, he's likely learned from his. I've learned from my moments of grabbing more but not quite getting there, he's done the same. The paths for Ace and myself are scarily similar, and that's what makes that so intriguing for us to be facing off eventually for the Pride Championship. I know I see it as a competitor, maybe he sees it as well with this different path he normally takes emotionally, it's a mirror effect for us. That's a guy I want to prove myself the best against just like he wants to do the same, even with the message being to prove he's the best in this company. That's all of our goals here in FGA, if it ain't then I'd suggest some re-evaluation. And credit to Ace, he showed he can handle the Pride Match dynamic too. Fact is, I fully see you Ace, and my man, I've received your notice loud and clear and I'm happy I got it. Because here's your notice, if it wasn't already clear, I fully accept the challenge! It'll be more than just Pride on the line both mentally and physically, it will be a statement on the line: the future great exits that match as champion, I'm putting my money on that, because I have 0 problem betting on either Tyler Storm or Ace Voltage. That's my tip of the cap to you, sir...looking forward to what happens.
Spencer Burke: A strong statement made right here on the Past vs Present show, which now turns to being the final question focus. Tyler, your first match in FGA in months, and you've got a match against a mystery competitor from FGA's past in a Pride Rules Match. How have you tried preparing for this and are you expecting any rust?
Tyler Storm: I can definitely say, no rust. Benefit of the obligations in Australia, I kept in ring shape, plus doing some training got my mind off a lot of the mental struggles recently. In the ring, I'll be fine running the ropes as usual. Now preparation wise, the best I can tell ya Spence is I just prepared for it as though I'm defending the title tonight. Pride Rules, I'm out there to make my own statement towards Ace just like he did towards me with that Pride Rules win over Max Powers. I know Ace will have time to watch after he gets himself cleaned up following that match with AJ Fairchild. I may not be able to prepare for this mystery opponent, but I know I'm just honored to be included on this show that showcases the then vs the now. Whatever top tier alumni or legend steps in the ring with me, I'm bringing my best, because I'm out there to show I'm the Pride Champion for a reason and I'm out there to give our faithful a show to remember. Weird preparations be damned, I'm ready!
Spencer Burke: Then I guess with that there, Tyler, thanks for your time, and best of luck in your upcoming match tonight and looking ahead against Ace.
Tyler Storm: Much appreciated, Spencer!
That allows Tyler to bounce himself out to the right and we cut away to something else as Spencer nods forward.
Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 22:02:02 GMT -5
Gregory Murphy: Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Gregory Murphy. You may know me as the hottest deal-breaker in the industry, who's managed to rake in crowds all over the globe as a representative to my clients, who in turn have not only made us a shit ton of money but have also navigated their way through the industry and cemented their names in the history books. You may know me as an international best selling author, with my most recent work 'The Murphy Method' available to purchase online and in stores!
With a grin stretching from one ear to another, Greg Murphy stands with his hands clasped together in front of a promotional poster for FGA Past versus Present. He turns away from the camera and takes a look at the poster, nodding his head approvingly before turning back to face the camera, a stern look cemented on his face.
Gregory Murphy: We're here to celebrate the past and the present but I'm not here to reflect on any of that, I'm here to talk about the future. What the future holds for this company that has fast-tracked many a name to stardom, yet in the thick of it all, we all have to be honest and admit that those stars have slowly diminished in recent years. I'm not talking about just another name on the roster, I'm talking about blockbuster calibre engineered competitors, who are going to take this promotion to the stratosphere and back. But fear not... Those days of anxiously wondering, hopelessly waiting for the next stars are over. The future is safe in the hands of my clients, who have committed themselves for the foreseeable future to Frontier Grappling Arts. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is an honour to present to you the most formidable team assembled in professional wrestling today, the Heroes for Hire.
Once Murphy finishes his sentence, the camera turns to show Mark Storm and Mitsuo Shimada donning 'Heroes For Hire' merchandise as they stand side by side.
Gregory Murphy: The future is here, right now and it belongs to us. There's a cesspool of talent on this roster that need to be cleansed, need to be salvaged, ought to be taught a lesson and that's what my clients are here to provide, a service that will benefit this company.
Murphy grins, motions four fingers to the space in front of him with Storm and Shimada joining him with four fingers connecting in the middle of the huddle. The scene fades to black.
Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 22:02:15 GMT -5
PURE RULES MATCH ? vs. Tyler Storm
The lights begin to slow fade out to the opening tunes of "Eye of the Tiger" before flashing quickly back on once the rifts of the guitar begin playing, along with being met with flashes of blue and red light on the stage. Once the song picks up into its normal tune about 25 seconds in, Tyler Storm rushes out from behind the curtain with his championship around his waist to a positive pop, bobbing his head to the beat of the song before standing right at the middle of the stage and removing his title from his waist and holding it up in the air while mouthing out to the audience.
Melanie Sierra: The following contest, scheduled for fall, is a PRIDE RULES MATCH! Introducing first, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama! Weighing in at 215 pounds! He is the reigning FGA Pride Champion… TYLER STORM!
Once the lyrics start, Tyler throws the title over his shoulder and begins making his way down the ramp, walking along the left for the first half of his trek to the ring and high-fiving fans or talking with them, and doing the same in the second half of his walk on the right side. Before long he reaches ringside and after interacting with a few more people at ringside, he slides his championship into the ring then works his way up the stairs onto the ring apron. He rubs his feet off for a few moments, then gripping onto the top rope he jumps up and slides his legs in between the top and middle ropes and enters the ring, also retrieving his title.
Kevin Clement: Tyler Storm has a big match coming up at A New Odyssey, where he’ll be defending his Pride Championship against Ace Voltage. Ace Voltage has bounced back after his title loss and has built up some momentum. Is there pressure on Tyler to match that momentum?
Evan Grayson: Of course there is! He doesn’t want to head into a title defense cold. He wants to walk into that match with Ace feeling good and confident with himself. The things is, Ace knew his opponent ahead of time. Tyler has no idea who this is.
Kevin Clement: There has been a large array of talent that has walked through those curtains. Some of the very best to ever do it have competed in an FGA ring and in just a couple of seconds, one of those names will be going toe to toe with Tyler Storm.
The song goes on for a few more moments with Storm motioning out to the crowd for a reaction before rushing to one side of the ring just as the drawn out "Eye of the Tiger" lyric hits, landing his right foot on the bottom rope and his left on the middle rope with his left arm held out with his right raising his title up high with the audience cheering. He then hops back off the ropes, handing the championship over to a ringside personnel and then walks over to his corner as the music fades.
Melanie Sierra: His opponent…
Evan Grayson: Tyler has to be a nervous wreck. This could literally be anyone!
Kevin Clement: It literally could. It could be a contemporary of Storm’s. It could be someone deep from FGA’s past. We’re talking circa 2011/2012. The suspense is killing us. Let’s find out who it is. Mel…
The hard bass of Run The Jewels’ “Blockbuster Night Part I” causes the floor to vibrate as the crowd instantly come to their feet, knowing fully well who is about to make his entrance.
Evan Grayson: That son of a gun!
All eyes are on the curtain as they wait for his arrival. A white bright light flashes at every beat, and the fans in attendance are slamming anything they can to the beat.
'Bunches and bunches Punches is thrown until you’re frontless Oodles and oodles Bang bullets at suckers' noodles Last album? Voodoo! Proved that we was fuckin' brutal I’m talking crazy, half past the clock is cuckoo'
As soon as the incomparable Killer Mike kicks into his verse, the white flashing light stops and Owen Gonsalves bursts through the curtain with a pace that matches the rhythm of the track.
Melanie Sierra: From Melbourne, Australia! Weighing in at 205 pounds! He is “Indestructible” OWENNNNNNNN GONSAAAAAALLLLLVEAAASSSSSS!
He storms his way to the top of the entranceway and pauses to soak in the electric energy from the crowd, with a smirk on his face as he rolls his wrists while subtly mouthing the words to the song.
Kevin Clement: HE’S HERE! OWEN GONSALVES! OWEN GONSALVES IS THE MYSTERY OPPONENT FOR TYLER STORM!
Evan Grayson: Yes, it’s Owen Gonzalez!
Kevin Clement: Gonsalves!
Evan Grayson: Right! That’s what I said! Gonzalez!
Kevin Clement: ...
Once El-P's verse begins, Wristlock Sinatra immediately begins to walk down towards the ring as he has his hands outstretched, his eyes staying focused on the ring he’s about to go to work in.
'Look at these kiddies, Mike I'm a rat-a-tat 'em for living I deal in dirty work Do the deed and then dash Ditch 'em'
Having made his way to the bottom of the ramp, Owen starts shadow striking to the camera at the bottom of the ramp before feigning a rolling elbow in the camera's direction as El-P says 'ditch 'em' to which the camera reacts accordingly. He paces around the ring, keeping his energy high before plodding up the steps, wiping his feet as soon as he steps on the apron. He moves down the apron and faces the crowd, mouthing a few words to a few of the fans in the front row before he enters the ring. He immediately goes to a corner and begins to warm up and stretch as he awaits the start of the match.
Kevin Clement: What a shock this is for Tyler Storm! This is one of his best friends!
Evan Grayson: Not only that, but this is a Pure Rules match! This is right up Owen’s alley!
Kevin Clement: Yes, but let’s not act like Tyler is unfamiliar with these Pure Rules! This Pure Rules match operates under the same rules that a Pride Rules match does. The only thing is, this isn’t Best 2 out of 3 like a Pride Rules match is. So Tyler doesn’t have time to readjust if he drops the first fall. He has to be on top of his game from the opening bell.
Evan Grayson: That is where the pressure starts, Kevin. You said it perfectly. There’s no margin for error.
Gonsalves and Storm meet up in the center of the ring. The two exchange pleasantries before the ref goes over the Pure Rules. Gonsalves is then asked if he has any questions. Gonsalves shakes his head. Storm is then asked if he has any questions. The Pride Champion shakes his head. The ref then brings both of his hands together, motioning for them to shake hands. Gonsalves and Storm are met with applause when they exchange a handshake.
The bell sounds as Gonsalves and Storm circle the ring. They go to meet up in the center before stopping to turn to the cheering crowd.
LET’S GO, TYLER! LET’S GO, OWEN!
LET’S GO, TYLER! LET’S GO, OWEN!
LET’S GO, TYLER! LET’S GO, OWEN!
LET’S GO, TYLER! LET’S GO, OWEN!
Kevin Clement: We’ve got an evenly split crowd here!
Gonsalves and Storm then march forward before locking up. After jockeying for position, Storm gains the advantage with a side headlock. It doesn’t take long for Gonsalves to slip out and reverse into a hammerlock. Storm tries to spin out and reverse into a hammerlock of his own. But Gonsalves blocks that. Moments later, Storm tries for another reversal. But again, Gonsalves keeps him in place. He then applies more pressure to the shoulder joint by forcing Storm’s hand up towards his neck. The ref asks him if he wants to give up. Storm refuses. Storm then feints a back elbow to the face before reaching back and grabbing Gonsalves’ neck with his free arm. Storm escapes with a jumping snapmare. But Gonsalves is able to flip over and land on his feet! He quickly turns around, rushes over and delivers arm wrench. Storm howls out in pain as Gonsalves delivers another arm wrench. Gonsalves delivers a third for good measure. Storm reaches over to reverse when Gonsalves delivers yet another arm wrench. He then takes Storm’s arm and moves it up before placing him in a top wristlock. Storm fights off Gonsalves and stops him from trying to muscling him down to the mat. But Gonsalves has an answer for this. So he executes a back leg trip, knocking Storm down to the mat. After quickly bending Storm's arm at 90 degrees, Gonsalves places him palm down on the mat. He quickly jumps up and goes for a stomp to the elbow. But Storm’s able to roll out of the way in the nick of time.
Kevin Clement: Storm’s lucky he got out of the way in time.
Evan Grayson: I like what I’m seeing from Owen. He is’t messing around. Just like Chris Madison, Owen is still competing at a high level. You won’t find any ring rust on him.
Storm gets back to his feet and shakes out his arm while circling the ring. He slowly inches back over towards Gonsalves. They motion for a lockup when Storm executes a drop-step go-behind and takes control of Gonsalves’ back. Gonsalves then reaches down and slowly pries Storm’s hands apart from around his waist. In a flash, Gonsalves takes control of Storm’s wrist and spins out into a hammerlock. Storm then feints an elbow to the face before spinning out and reversing into a hammerlock of his own. Gonsalves stays in the submission until he reaches his right leg back between Storm’s before reversing into a spinning drop toe hold. Gonsalves then quickly rolls across Storm’s back, places his right arm between his legs and locks on the arm trap crossface.
Evan Grayson: Crossface Oblivion Wing!
Storm groans as Gonsalves pulls back on the hold. The ref asks him if he wants to give up. Storm refuses. He then reaches over with his free arm to try and pull his leg free. But Gonsalves keeps his legs locked tight around the right arm. Storm then reaches up and tries to pull Gonsalves’s hands from across his face. But it’s to no avail.
Kevin Clement: This is bad news for Tyler Storm.
Evan Grayson: Yeah, he’s caught in one of Owen’s signature moves already!
Storm howls out in pain as Gonsalves continues to wrench the neck and shoulder. The ref asks Storm again if he wants to give up. Storm refuses. The Pride Champion reaches up and tries to pull Gonsalves’s hands from across his face. But again, it proves futile. Storm then starts to yell out as Gonsalves slowly leans back on the hold.
Kevin Clement: How much longer can Tyler hang on for?
Evan Grayson: This is just a match for the fans. Tyler has to understand that! He has to realize that he’s got a championship match coming up! Just tap out, accept the loss and live to defend your championship at 100 percent. I understand he’s the Pride Champion. But his pride could get him hurt if he doesn’t do the smart thing and tap out.
The referee asks Storm if he wants to give up. The champion doesn’t respond. Storm is asked again if he wants to quit. Storm howls out in pain before refusing. He then reaches forward with his free arm. But he’s nowhere near the ropes. Storm lets out a grunt as he reaches forward, puts his hand down on the canvas and slowly pulls himself forward. Storm puts his arm out again before slowly dragging him and Gonsalves forward. The crowd starts to rally behind Storm as the Pride Champion struggles to drag himself forward again. Storm is now being met with loud cheers from the crowd as he literally scratches and claw his way across the ring. Gonsalves shakes his head in disbelief. Desperate, Gonsalves starts to repeatedly yank back on the hold. This stops Storm dead in his tracks. The Pride Champion yells out in agony. The ref gets right down next to him and gives him an out to quit. Storm reaches out to the official… and wags his finger at him. The ref then turns and motions to Gonsalves that Storm declines to quit. Gonsalves continues to shake his head as Storm drags himself closer and closer to the side of the ring. Storm then slowly reaches out… and grabs the bottom rope. Storm is met with cheers and applause as he finally makes it to the ropes. The ref then gives Gonsalves until the count of five to break the hold.
Ref: ONE! TWO!
Kevin Clement: Tyler Storm showed a lot of toughness there.
Evan Grayson: Stubbornness is what he showed. If his shoulder gets jacked up, it’s all his fault.
Gonsalves lets go and rolls off Storm. He then quickly grabs a hold of Storm’s right ankle and drags him back over towards the center of the ring. He tries to place Storm in a Stretch Muffler, but Storm’s back to turn over onto his back and deliver a hard upkick to the ribs, doubling Gonsalves over. Storm then rolls away to create distance. Storm scoots back towards the ropes and sees Gonsalves drop down to a knee.
Kevin Clement: Tyler escaped but more important, he might have hurt Owen with that kick.
Evan Grayson: Yeah, he caught Owen real good with that kick.
Gonsalves eyes Storm while he gets back to his feet. Storm reaches up with his left arm and uses the ropes to pull himself back up. The Pride Champion proceeds to circle the ring while massaging the right arm. He then slowly starts to make his way over to Gonsalves. Storm feints a collar-and-elbow before shooting in for a takedown. But Gonsalves stuffs it with a sprawl. Gonsalves can be seen shaking his head while he tells his friend, “nope, nope…”
Kevin Clement: Owen stopped the takedown!
Evan Grayson: Tyler should have tried to keep this standing. That’s where he has the advantage over Owen.
Storm continues to try and muscle Gonsalves down to the mat. But it’s to no avail. Storm grunts as she tries to yank Gonsalves to the mat to complete the double leg takedown. But Gonsalves remains standing. He then muscles Storm down to all fours. The ref immediately gets down and asks the Pride Champion if he wants to give up. Storm refuses. Storm tries to battle back to his feet, but Gonsalves is quick to bring him down with a Gator Roll to his right. Storm tries to get back to a vertical base until Gonsalves brings him back down with a Gator Roll to his left. Storm is back down to all fours while Gonsalves keeps the front facelock cinched on. The ref once again asks Storm if he wants to give up. Storm refuses before trying to quickly get back to his feet. Gonsalves blocks and counters with another Gator Roll. But after Gonsalves rolls back over on top of Storm, Storm quickly takes hold of his wrist and spins out into a grounded hammerlock.
Kevin Clement: Here we go! Nice reversal from Tyler!
Evan Grayson: But can he maintain this positioning? If I were Storm, I’d get the hell off Owen. He won’t beat Owen on the mat.
Storm keeps the hammerlock applied. He then presses his knee down across Gonsalves’ hammerlocked arm to keep the arm held in place. The ref asks Gonsalves if he wants to give up. When Gonsalves refuses, Storm delivers a knee drop to the hammerlocked arm. Gonsalves gets asks a second time if he wants to give up. When Gonsalves refuses, Storm delivers another knee drop to the hammerlocked arm. The Pride Champion delivers a third knee to the arm for good measure. Storm then spins over on Gonsalves’s back into a front facelock of his own. As he cinches down on the hold, the ref asks Gonsalves if he wants to give up. Again, Gonsalves refuses. Moments pass before Gonsalves eventually gets himself up to a knee. After battling back to a vertical base, Gonsalves struggles to push Storm backwards. The Pride Champion looks over his shoulder and sees their positioning in the ring. So he easies up, letting Gonsalves muscling him into the ropes. Gonsalves then grabs the middle ropes to force a rope break.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE!
Storm slowly lets go of the front facelock before raising his arms in the air. Gonsalves continues to stay doubled over as he cautiously moves himself backwards. In a flash, Gonsalves reaches down, snatches a hold of Storm’s leg and drags him over towards the center of the ring! Storm continues to hop on one leg until Gonsalves knocks him down with a back leg trip. Before Storm can be turned over, he uses his free leg to kick away at Gonsalves. The Pride Champion then nails Gonsalves with another hard kick to the ribs, doubling him over. Now free, Storm rolls away as Gonsalves drops down to a knee.
Kevin Clement: Owen got caught one again with a hard kick to the ribs.
Gonsalves tries to get back to his feet. He remains doubled over while Storm hits the ropes. Storm comes back and throws out a Scissors Kick. But he whiffs when Gonsalves slips out of the way. Gonsalves tries to slip on a Rear Naked Choke. But Storm reaches up, grabs Gonsalves’ arm and lunges downward, throwing Gonsalves off his back. Gonsalves turns over, gets back to his feet and rushes over before getting caught with a stinging knife edge chop. Gonsalves seethes when he gets hit with another knife edge chop. Storm pulls his left arm back before hacking Gonsalves across the chest with another blistering knife edge chop. Gonsalves is then moves into the corner before Storm blasts him with another knife edge chop.
Storm fires off another chop!
… and another…
… and another…
… and another…
Gonsalves doubles over after the flurry of chops. When Storm stands him back up, red marks are revealed across his chest.
Kevin Clement: Owen just got the hell chopped out of him.
Evan Grayson: This is where Tyler has the advantage. The striking. This is what he needs to do.
Storm then takes Gonsalves and whips him into the far corner. The Pride Champion runs across the ring before nailing Gonsalves with a spinning forearm! NO! Gonsalves blocks by grabbing the forearm! He then climbs up onto the middle ropes before leaning back and countering into a rope hung crucifix armbar!
Kevin Clement: Owen wit the submission counter!
Evan Grayson: But he’s in the ropes!
Storm howls out in pain as the ref gives Gonsalves until the count of five to break the hold.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE!
Gonsalves lets go and drops down to the apron. Back inside, Storm turns and staggers back across the center of the ring. When Storm turns around, Gonsalves charges forward and nails him with a Shotgun Dropkick, knocking him through the ropes to the floor!
Gonsalves returns to his feet before taking off into the far ropes. He builds up speed as he runs back across the ring. Moments later, the crowd cheers when he knocks Storm down with a topé con hilo!
Kevin Clement: The high risk pays off for Gonsalves!
Evan Grayson: Owen’s not exactly known for his high flying. But he got the job done with it there.
Gonsalves takes Storm and rolls him back inside. He then slides back in for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Storm gets his left shoulder up.
Gonsalves picks up Storm, snapmares him back down and applies a cravate. The ref asks Storm if he wants to give up. Storm refuses before trying to battle back to his feet. Storm returns to a vertical base before Gonsalves puts his foot on Storm’s left kneepit before pushing him back down to the mat. Storm remains down on one knee while he’s still trapped in the cravate. Gonsalves continues to crank away on the hold as he applies pressure to the neck. Storm is asked again if he wants to give up. Storm refuses before battling back to his feet. In a flash, Gonsalves transitions from the cravate into a side headlock. He then tries to throw Gonsalves down to a side headlock takeover, but Storm remains on his feet. Gonsalves then tries to muscling him down with another side headlock takeover. But again, Storm blocks it. Gonsalves’s eyes widen before Storm takes control and counters with a Backdrop Driver!
Kevin Clement: Huge counter from Tyler Storm!
Gonsalves slowly gets back to his feet and gets met with a European Uppercut that knocks him back. Storm knocks him back with another European Uppercut. After shoving Gonsalves into the corner, Storm goes to town with multiple deep shoulder thrusts to the ribs. Gonsalves remains doubled over until Storm whips him hard into the far corner. Gonsalves staggers back towards the center of the ring until Storm nearly breaks him in half with a spear! NO! Gonsalves counters at the last second with a shotgun dropkick to the head! Gonsalves then takes Storm and slowly pulls him back to his feet before throwing him down with a Michinoku Driver!
ONE! . . TWO! . . Storm kicks out.
Gonsalves pulls Storm back up and doubles him over after a hard forearm smash. He then takes control of Storm’s right arm before throwing him down with a Hammerlock Suplex! Storm sits up and holds his arm as Gonsalves hits the ropes. Gonsalves picks up speed as he runs back over before flattening him with a shoot kick to the arm! The cheers continue as he drops down into a lateral press.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Storm gets his left shoulder up.
Gonsalves picks up Storm and lifts him up across his shoulders before bringing him down with a fireman’s career gutbuster. After Storm turns over into the prone position, Gonsalves knees down on his back before rolling back into a Bow and Arrow Hold!
Kevin Clement: Owen’s got Tyler trapped in another submission here.
Storm howls out in pain as he remains suspended in the air across Gonsalves’ knees. The ref gets down and asks Storm if he wants to give up. When Storm refuses, Gonsalves pulls down with both arms while pushing up with his knees bend Storm’s back.
Kevin Clement: Tyler’s getting stretched here.
Evan Grayson: I don’t think there’s a way out of this for him.
Storm continues to grunt and groan as he remains trapped in the submission. The Pride Champion declines more chances to throw in the towel. Storm then slowly reaches up with his left hand. After grabbing onto Gonsalves’ arm, Storm able to slowly pull the arm from around his head. He then rolls off Gonsalves’ knees and falls down into a lateral press.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Gonsalves kicks out.
Storm takes Gonsalves and goes for an irish whip. Gonsalves reverses with an irish whip feint into an arm wringer, sending Storm shoulder-first to the mat! With Storm down in the prone position, Gonsalves pounces on him and places him in the London Dungeon!
Kevin Clement: Owen’s right back on top of him!
Evan Grayson: Golden Arm ‘55!
The ref asks Storm if he wants to give up. When Storm refuses, Gonsalves pulls back on the arm. The crowd buzzes with anticipation as Gonsalves continues to keep constant pressure applied to the arm. The Pride Champion can be heard groaning as he remains trapped in the submission. He continues to decline to throw in the towel. Storm then yells out in pain as Gonsalves arches his back to pull back on the arm. The ref gives him the chance to give up. Storm reaches his arm out, but he’s nowhere near the ropes. The ref waits with bated breath for a signal from Storm. Will he trap out? Will he verbally submit? Storm doesn’t neither! He continues to hang on!
Kevin Clement: Tyler Storm will not quit! He’s showing toughness here, ladies and gentlemen.
Evan Grayson: Toughness or stupidity, you be the judge!
Gonsalves leans forward while keeping Golden Arm ‘55 applied. Storm then slowly reaches back with his free arm. In a flash, he wraps it around Gonsalves’ left ankle and yanks back, breaking the hold and pulling Gonsalves down into the prone position. Storm is quickly able to follow up with an ankle lock!
Kevin Clement: Tyler reversed it!
Evan Grayson: I didn’t see that coming!
Storm gets to his feet and twists Gonsalves’ ankle. Gonsalves answers by turning over to his back and using his right foot to push Storm down to the mat. But Storm doesn't let go of the ankle! He then spins over, gets back to his feet and continues to twist the ankle. The ref gets down and asks Gonsalves if he wants to give up. Gonsalves wags his finger at him. He then pushes himself up onto his hands before executing a forward roll to break the hold! NO! Storm rolls through it, gets back to his feet and twists Gonsalves’ ankle again. Gonsalves grunts while he remains in the submission.
Evan Grayson: Tyler won’t let go of the hold no matter what Owen does!
Gonsalves gets up on his hands before executing another forward roll. But Storm rolls through it, returns to his feet and keeps pressure applied to the ankle. The cheers grow louder when Storm drops down and grapevines the leg.
Kevin Clement: Owen’s really in trouble now!
Gonsalves starts to pull himself towards the side of the ring. But Storm slows him down when he really starts to crank away at the ankle.
Kevin Clement: Owen is getting a taste of his own medicine here!
Evan Grayson: Can Tyler Storm get The Submission Alchemist to tap out?
Gonsalves yells out in pain while Storm continues to twist the ankle. The ref is giving him the option to quit. Gonsalves frantically shakes head. He then reaches forward and starts to pull himself towards the ropes. Gonsalves grunts as he slowly drags himself across the mat again. He yells out as he continues to lug Storm across the mat with him. Gonsalves then reaches out… and grabs the bottom rope, forcing a rope break!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE!
Storm breaks the hold. He then takes Gonsalves and whips him into the ropes. When Gonsalves returns, Storm scoops him up across his left shoulder. He then goes to hold Gonsalves up over his head to set up for the Bite Wound (crucifix cutter)! But Storm’s right shoulder gives out, causing Gonsalves to slip down from behind. Gonsalves then quickly hooks the arm from behind before throwing Storm down with the Paroxysm (snap dragon suplex)! The cheers continue as he makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THR-NO!
The crowd cheers when Storm gets his left shoulder up.
Gonsalves pulls Storm back to his feet and delivers another arm wrench before bringing him down with a double knee armbreaker! Storm stays on his knees and left hand while pulling his right arm close to his torso. Gonsalves then reaches down from behind, applies a rear waistlock and slowly lifts him up off the mat before bringing him down with a delayed deadlift bridging German Suplex!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THR-NO!
The crowd cheers when Storm kicks out.
Gonsalves pulls Storm back to his feet until Storm swats his hands off him and snaps his head back with a bicycle knee strike!
Gonsalves gets blasted with a spinning forearm!
Spittle flies out of Gonsalves’ mouth when Storm rocks him with another spinning forearm across the jaw!
Storm then lifts Gonsalves up across his back before bringing him down with the Rolling Tide (Air Crash Raid Neckbreaker)! The cheers continue as he makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . TH-NO!
The crowd cheers when Gonsalves gets his shoulder up.
Storm takes Gonsalves and whips him into the ropes. Gonsalves sees Storm setting up for a back body drop on the return, so he stops and knocks Storm upright with a kick to the right shoulder. Storm grabs his right arm until Gonsalves doubles him over with a boot to the midsection. He then pulls Storm into a standing headscissors and hooks his arms for the Angel Duster (double underhook piledriver)! Storm yells out when he breaks the double underhooks before standing up with Gonsalves across his shoulders. Gonsalves kicks his legs. But Storm maintains his hold on him before throwing him down with an Alabama Slam! Storm falls down across Gonsalves for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . TH-NO!
The crowd cheers when Gonsalves gets his shoulder up.
Kevin Clement: These two friends are taking it to one another.
Evan Grayson: They aren’t holding anything back. I’ll give them that.
Storm takes Gonsalves and positions them so that they’re back to back. He yells out to the crowd, “TIME TO!” The crowd responds back, “BE WITNESS!” before Storm doubles him over with the Hybrid Crackdown (inverted headlock into Rolling Elbow)! The Pride Champion then hits the ropes. He comes back and throws out a scissors kick! But Storm whiffs when Gonsalves slips out of the way and hits the ropes. When Gonsalves returns, he slows down when he sees Storm run past him towards the ropes. Gonsalves puts on the brakes, turns around and gets knocked off his feet with the Hardcastle Treatment (springboard roundhouse kick)! The cheers continue as Storm pulls Gonsalves back up and doubles him over with a boot to the midsection before finally knocking him down with the Scissors Kick! Storm reaches down with the left arm and slowly pulls Gonsalves back up from behind before throwing him down with a Blue Thunder Bomb!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THRE-NO!
The crowd gasps, then cheers when Gonsalves gets his shoulder up.
Kevin Clement: I thought that one would put Owen away.
Evan Grayson: I did, too!
Storm slowly pulls Gonsalves back up before Gonsalves swats his hands off him and follows up with a European Uppercut! Storm gets hit with a forearm smash before getting caught with another European Uppercut. After a third European Uppercut rocks the champion, Gonsalves turns and takes off into the ropes. When Gonsalves returns, the crowd erupts with cheers when Storm lunges forward and nearly breaks him in half with a spear (using the left shoulder)!
Kevin Clement: WHAT A SPEAR!
Evan Grayson: HE NEARLY BROKE OWEN IN HALF!
Gonsalves remains curled up on the mat before Storm drags him into position. The crowd buzzes with anticipation as Storm turns and heads into the corner. Storm then climbs up to the top turnbuckle, flips off and lands down hard across Gonsalves with the Paranoia Plummet (diving corkscrew moonsault)! He hooks the leg!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THREE!
The crowd explodes with cheers as “Eye of the Tiger (Metal Cover)” blasts over the PA!
Melanie Sierra: Here is your winner, TYLER STORM!
The cheers continue as Storm gets his arm raised in victory.
Kevin Clement: What a match we just witnessed! Two great friends just went in there and gave it there all! They put on a show in this Pure Rules match! Owen Gonsalves was a shock to everyone and especially to Tyler. But the reigning Pride Champion, Tyler Storm, was able to weather the storm, make the adjustments necessary and pick up a huge, huge win heading into A New Odyssey!
Storm helps Gonsalves back to his feet. The two friends shake hands before embracing with a hug. Both grapplers are met with cheers and applause as they raise each others arms.
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2021 8:22:08 GMT -5 by FGA Office
Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 22:07:07 GMT -5
Geoff Penzer: Hello, wrestling fans, I’m Geoff Penzer! It’s been a while since I’ve manned the booth here in FGA. You probably remember me most recently as the sole play-by-play man for the Flashpoint show. I do miss calling the action and definitely miss the Flashpoint shows. So this is a treat me be back here in the booth. Speaking of treats, we’ve got a dream match coming up as Yun Goeun and Heather Lasiewicz take on Izzy Anders and Savannah Taylor. There’s a lot of history in this one. We can start on one side with the history between Yun and Heather, which dates all the way back to PDW when Heather defeated Yun for the Next Big Thing Championship at Urban Warfare on September 13, 2013. We fast forward a couple of years over to FGA, where Savannah helped Izzy defeat Johnny Karma at Grapple Kingdom in 2017. Of course, the big connection between all four of these competitors is the Heroes Never Die collective. Led by Izzy Anders, this foursome ruled with an iron fist over FGA throughout the summer of 2017 where they made the lives of Karma, Cordy Stevenson and many others a living hell. Never did we think we would ever see these four in a ring together again. But that’s the great thing about this event. You’re seeing the past and the present come together again. We saw AJ Fairchild compete here for the first time in many years. We just saw Owen Gonsalves return to an FGA for the first time in years to take on his good friend. Now we’re seeing four friends about to take each other on in this tag team match. Right now, let’s send it over to my former Flashpoint colleague Melanie Sierra who is ready to give the ring introductions. Melanie…
TAG TEAM MATCH Yun Goeun & Heather Lasiewicz vs. Izzy Anders & Savannah Taylor
There was silence; the lights began to fade away slowly. A soft instrumental echoes out across the audience. It starts slowly, a beautiful sound that contrasts the heaviness of the world. Like feathers, it glides among the waiting audience. The lighting fixtures produce a gentle spotlight upon the stage, offset by the occasional flash here and there. As the song continues, a woman’s words begin to come through. Her voice is tender, not raising upon a whisper.
Deceived by my eyes and all I was told I should see Opinions not mine, the person they taught me to be One night in the dark, a vision of someone I knew And in the darkness I saw, a voice say, I'm you.
On the stage, a feminine figure appears. Her head lowered to everything. People cannot make out who it is. As she stands there, the flashes briefly illuminate her figure. It only gives small clues on who stands at the gate. She stands in the spotlight, her shadow cast large and proudly among the stage.
Inside me a light was turned on…
The instrumental picks up again. An electric guitar now joins the progressively exciting instrumentals of before. The singer’s voice suddenly intensifies.
Then I was alive!
In the light, it is revealed that it was Savannah Taylor. She stands at the gate, a robe of obsidian and ivory hues. The hood of it shadows her eyes, but the intensity of the final EXODUS World Champion remains clear as day. She starts off down the ramp, with a serious aura radiating from her body.
Melanie Sierra: The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Las Vegas, Nevada! Weighing in at 120 pounds! She is “The Las Vegas Siren”... SAVANNAAAAAAH TAAAAAYYYYYLOOORRRRR!!!
If you close your eyes your life, A naked truth revealed Dreams you never lived, And scars never healed
Savannah makes her way up the ring steps. She looks out towards the audience for a moment before entering the ring. From there, she heads for a turnbuckle. She stands there, taking in everything. She then lifts her up on top of it. She peers out in nothing, then takes off the hood with a flashy flourish. Her blonde locks fly up in the air. They descend, shaping her face as they famously do.
In the darkness, light will take you to the other side You'll find me waiting there you'll see, if you just close your eyes
While she stands in her corner, she closes her eyes and takes a heavy breath. When her bright eyes open, Taylor is completely composed. There is nothing more than the heat of battle awaiting her. She takes off her robe, giving it to a stagehand. She stretches her wrists before devoting her mind to the war upon the horizon.
The hypnotic opening of “Bad Dreams” by Phantogram picks up throughout the arena and the lights fade into a cascade of fuschia and crimson.
♫ Bad dreams never affect me I'm not afraid of the concrete Bad dreams never affect me I'm not afraid of the concrete ♫
As the colors play, the beats becomes harsher and invites Izzy Anders onto the stage. She dances around to the beat of the music until she makes to the center point of the stage. Scanning the arena with that Cheshire grin of hers, Izzy takes her time walking down the ramp. When she does, she does it with an egotistical saunter, knowing that she has the audience wrapped around her finger.
♫ To changing me (And I believe this happened once before) To changing me (And I predict the world will be all gone) To changing me (And I can see the same things that you see) To changing me (‘Cause I predict the world) ♫
Melanie Sierra: Her partner, fighting out of Holland, Michigan by way of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada! Weighing in at 140 pounds! She is “The Mindkiller” IZZYYYYYYY AAAAAANDERRRRSSSSS!!!
Izzy climbs the ring apron, turning her back to the ring to stare at the audience. She shifts down the ropes until she reaches the turnbuckle, ascending it with a delicate air. From there, she reaches methodically for her eyepatch, removing it with flair. She lowers it into her mouth, giving it a playful bite and giving the hard cam a wink. Izzy then scales down the turnbuckle into the ring, taking her coat off. A stagehand receives it in the only way Izzy does, a dramatic fling meant to blanket them in the immense coat. The Mindkiller then takes a seat a little off center of the ring, at the very tip of her corner. She sits there with her legs crossed, staring out to the audience as her song dies out.
The lights go dim as the first drum beats of “Believer” by Imagine Dragons start. As the music kicks up, a single purple spotlight hits the stage, and the silhouette of Heather Lasiewicz is seen dancing. The camera gets a close-up and she’s seen clearly singing the first lines of the song with the music.
“First things first, Imma say all the words inside my head
I’m fired up and tired of the way that things have been, ooooohhhh
The way that things have been, ooooh”
Melanie Sierra: Their opponents! First, currently residing out of Detroit, Michigan by way of Austin, Texas! Weighing in at 122 pounds! She is “The Golden Rose” HEATHER LAssssSIEWICCCCZZZZ!!!
As she sings, she slinks towards the ring, the spotlight following her every step. Her body sways naturally to the beat of the song, acting out the words of the song as it plays out through the arena. The song cuts to the pause before the chorus as she hops up onto the ring apron. She slowly unbuttons her ring jacket, swaying her hips to the music.
As the singer yells out the word, she lets the jacket fall.
”You make me a, you make a believer! Believer!”
Heather grabs the ropes and lets herself fall back in a burlesque style dance move. She uses this momentum to hop onto the bottom rope, in turn using that momentum to flip herself over the top rope and into the ring. The lights come back fully as she walks around the ring, soaking in the noise of the crowd and mentally prepping for her match as the music fades out.[/color]
"Clap Your Hands! Clap Your Hands! Everyone raise your hands up high! Let them talk to the sky above! Clap Your Hands! Clap Your Hands! This is just the beginning... K - O - R - E - A"
"Clap Your Hands" by Pink Dolls starts to play over the P.A. system as Yun Goeun emerges from the backstage area. She is smiling wide as the crowd goes crazy for her. The camera pans through the crowd to show there are more than a few fans wearing gear or holding up signs supporting Yun, as well as a few fans with Pink Doll's Merch. Yun stops to look over the arena from the top of the ramp, taking in the moment. Yun smiles and raises her hands for a loud pop from the crowd, as she now starts to walk down the ramp. As Yun walks down the ramp she holds out her hands to give high fives to the fans she walks by.
Melanie Sierra: Introducing her parter. From Seoul City, South Korea! Weighing in at 122 pounds! She is “Seoul City’s Baddest Female”... YUUUUUUNNNNNN GOEUNNNNNNNN!!!
Yun reaches the ringside area as the chorus to "Clap Your Hands" begins to play, causing Yun to clap her hands in time with the rhythm, laughing a bit as she does. She paces back and forth in front of the ring for a second then rushes in sliding under the bottom rope. Yun walks to the center of the ring and raises her arms high to another roar of the crowd as her music dies down.
The bell sounds as all fours former Heroes Never Die members meet up in the center of the ring. The crowd is at a fever pitch as both sides stare each other down.
Geoff Penzer: What an image. I’m sure John Carmichael is somewhere rolling his eyes at the sight of this.
Both side exchange handshakes before returning to their respective corners. After some last minute instructions, Anders and Yun step out to the apron, leaving Lasiewicz and Taylor in the ring.
Geoff Penzer: It looks like we’ve got Heather and Savannah starting things off here. We know of the strong friendship these two share outside the ring. This should be a good one right here.
Lasiewicz and Taylor slowly meet up back in the center of the ring before locking up. A collar-and-elbow ensues. After jockeying for position, Lasiewicz is able to muscle Taylor across the ring and into the corner. While Taylor is getting pressed up against the turnbuckles, the ref heads over and gives them until the count of five to break it up.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Both grapplers make a clean break. Lasiewicz then steps back and waits for Taylor in the center of the ring. The Las Vegas Siren then makes her way out of the corner and circles the ring before heading backover. Lasiewicz and Taylor up again. This time, Taylor gains the advantage with a side headlock. She tries to cinch down on the hold, but Lasiewicz is able to shove her off into the ropes. When Taylor returns, she goes to knock Lasiewicz down. But Lasiewicz is able to absorb the blow and stay on her feet. Taylor then quickly decides to hit another set of ropes. The Las Vegas Siren returns and goes for another running block. Once again, Lasiewicz braces herself for impact and is able to remain on her feet. Taylor looks Lasiewicz up and down before motioning for her to hit the ropes. Lasiewicz obliges and takes off into the ropes. When Lasiewicz returns, she slows down when she sees Taylor run past her towards the same set of ropes. Lasiewicz then turns around before knocking Taylor knocks her down down with a shoulder block.
Lasiewicz gets back to her feet before getting thrown back down with a side headlock takeover. The ref gets down and asks Lasiewicz if she wants to quit. Lasiewicz refuses before quickly reversing into a bridge & roll counter for the pin.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Taylor rolls back over while keeping the side headlock applied.
Lasiewicz takes Taylor and moves her into the near ropes before taking off into the far ropes. Lasiewicz leapfrogs over her on the return before Taylor continues to run the ropes. When Taylor returns, Lasiewicz leapfrogs over her again. Instead of continuing to run the ropes, Taylor stops right behind Lasiewicz. So when Lasiewicz lands back on her feet, Taylor reaches back before bringing her down with a neckbreaker. She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Lasiewicz kicks out.
Geoff Penzer: Taylor with the first nearfall of this contest.
Taylor picks up Lasiewicz, wrenches her arm and drags her over into the corner before tagging in Anders. The Midnkiller gets in, takes control of Lasiewicz’s arm and wrenches it multiple times. Lasiewicz then quickly reaches over, reveres into an arm wrench of her own and follows up with an irish whip. When Anders returns, she sees Lasiewicz setting up for a back body drop. So Anders stops, grabs Lasiewicz’s arm and brings her down with a double knee armbreaker. Lasiewicz is quick to roll over towards the ropes.
Geoff Penzer: Heather telegraphed that move and The Mindkiller made her pay.
Lasiewicz shakes out the arm before heading over and tagging Yun in.
Geoff Penzer: Here she comes!
The crowd cheers as Yun hops in through the ropes. She quickly rushes over into a collar-and-elbow. After jockeying for position, Yun places Anders in a side headlock. She then quickly performs a standing switch before transitioning into a hammerlock. Yun keeps the hold applied until Anders spins out and reverses into a hammerlock of her own. She then spins Yun around to knock her down with the Black Song (Hammerlock Lariat)! But Yun ducks and hits the ropes. When Yun returns, she sees Anders setting up for a back body drop. So she stops and counters with a single knee facebuster, sending Anders stumbling back. Andes tries to shake off the attack while Yun heads back into the ropes. Yun runs back over to attack until Anders lifts her up across her shoulders. The Mindkiller tries to bring her down with a fireman’s carry neckbreaker. But Yun keeps kicks her legs. She finally slips down from behind and takes control of Anders’ back. The crowd cheers when they see Yun setting up for the Billboard Bust (The Stroke)! But Anders is able the reverse into a rolling kneebar!
Geoff Penzer: Anders with the brilliant reversal!
As soon as the hold is applied, Lasiewicz wastes little time rushes over and delivering a stomp to break up the submission.
Geoff Penzer: Good save there by the veteran! Izzy’s known for her strikes. But I think it often goes unsaid how good her ground game is. If she was able to keep that hold on for a couple of seconds longer, I think we would have seen Yun tap.
Lasiewicz heads back out to the apron while Anders moves Yun into the corner. Anders catches her former stablemate with multiple European Uppercuts before whipping her into the far corner. The Mindkiller runs across the ring to attack when Yun knocks her back with a back elbow to the face. Anders shakes off the blow before rushing back in. This time, Yun turns her around with a boot to the face. Anders starts to stagger away from the corner before turning around and running back in. Yun counters with a fireman’s carry takeover, sending Anders over the top rope. Luckily, The Mindkiller is able to land on her feet. She then yanks Yun down to the mat, drags her to the outside and throws her down with a scoop slam. Anders then rolls herself back into the ring before waiting for Yun to get into position.
Geoff Penzer: Listen to this crowd. They’re ready to see a dive from The Mindkiller.
When Yun starts to pick herself up on the floor, Anders takes off across the ring. She then comes back and motions for a dive before executing a Tranquilo Roll! The Mindkiller keeps her pose held as Lasiewicz slips back into the ring. She then runs over and goes for a Lionsault on Anders. But Anders is able to roll out of the way. She then quickly grabs Lasiewicz, turns and tosses her through the ropes to the floor. Back inside, Anders gets back to her feet before taking off into the far ropes. The Mindkiller comes back into the ring and motions for a dive through the ropes. The crowd cheers when Yun runs over and cuts her off with a leaping side kick, knocking her back into the ring!
Geoff Penzer: Yun with the well-timed countered! It doesn’t look like she’s missed a beat.
Yun waits on the apron for Anders to get into position. She then motions for a springboard clothesline, but Taylor reaches up, yanks Yun down to the floor and knocks her down with a superkick.
Geoff Penzer: Oh man, what a kick from The Las Vegas Siren!
The Las Vegas Siren rolls back inside and checks on Anders. Taylor looks back and sees Yun starting to pick herself up, so she takes off into the ropes. Taylor runs back across the ring, flips over the top rope and knocks Yun down with a topé con hilo!
Geoff Penzer: Taylor takes it to the air and takes out Yun on the outside!
Taylor gets back to her feet. She looks to her right and does a double take before Lasiewicz flips back and knocks her down with a springboard moonsault!
Geoff Penzer: The high risk pays off for The Pretty Lil Texan!
Lasiewicz gets back to her feet and turns over to check on Yun. Unbeknownst to her, Anders has exited back out to the apron. When Lasiewicz stands back up and turns around, the crowd cheers when Anders flies over and knocks her down with a diving corkscrew European Uppercut!
Geoff Penzer: Heather’s been laid out!
Anders takes Yun and rolls her back inside. She then rolls back in, picks up Yun and scoops her up across her shoulder. Anders then rushes across the ring to Lawn Dart her into the corner. At the last second, Yun slips down and shoves Anders forward, sending her into the turnbuckles. Anders starts to stumble back until Yun drives her down with the Billboard Bust! The cheers continue as she makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Anders gets the shoulder up.
Yun takes Anders and whips her into the corner. She the rushes across the ring before crushing Anders with running double knees in the corner. Anders is then whipped into the opposite corner before Yun rushes over and crushes her with running double knees again! She then lifts Anders up across her shoulders before throwing her down with a fireman’s carry. The cheers continue as Yun steps out to the apron, scales to the top turnbuckle, leaps off and connects with a top rope elbow drop! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Anders gets her shoulder up.
Geoff Penzer: Yun hit that elbow right to Anders’ heart! But The Mindkiller, someone, got the shoulder up in time! Credit to Izzy Anders there. For two people that haven’t kept an active wrestling schedule, Yun and Heather are holding their own in there.
Lasiewicz gets tagged back in. Lasiewicz takes Anders and whips her into the ropes. When she returns, Lasiewicz jumps up and brings her down with a hurricanrana. She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Anders gets her shoulder up.
Lasiewicz takes The Mindkiller and whips her right back into the ropes. Anders returns and nearly gets thrown down with a back body drop. But she slips down from behind. Anders takes control of Lasiewicz’s back for a suplex. But Lasiewicz is able to break free after three back elbows to the face. She then knocks Anders back with an overhead kick. While Anders is dazed, Lasiewicz takes off into the ropes. When Lasiewicz returns, she slides through Anders’ legs. Anders turns around and tries to catch Lasiewicz on the way back up with Dirty Dancin (Kick Flurry)! But Lasiewicz swats the first kick away from her, knocks Anders off her feet with a legsweep and then flattens Anders when she tries to get back up with a sliding forearm smash! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Anders gets the shoulder up.
Geoff Penzer: Nice counter there by Heather. But once again, Izzy gets the shoulder up. Heather and Yun have had control for the last little bit here. Is there a part of Izzy and Savannah that somehow underestimated their opponents?
Anders is once again sent for the ride. When she returns, Lasiewicz knocks her off her feet with a jumping calf kick! Lasiewicz then takes off towards the side of the ring, hops onto the middle rope, flips back for a Lionsault and gets countered when Anders gets her knees up!
Geoff Penzer: This is Izzy’s opening. Savannah’s been out on the apron for a while now. The Mindkiller’s got to make the tag to the fresh partner.
Lasiewicz rolls over before circling up on the mat. The Mindkiller heads over, pulls Lasiewicz back to her feet and whips her into the corner. Anders runs over to attack until Lasiewicz catches her with a back elbow to the face. She then turns to face the ropes and goes for Every Rose Has It’s Thorn (Stylin DDT)! But Anders catches her across her shoulder! The crowd cheers when Anders turns, around, runs across the ring and launches Lasiewicz into the turnbuckles with a Lawn Dart!
Geoff Penzer: OH NO! Heather was sent crashing right into the corner!
Lasiewicz crumbles out of the corner. A few feet over, The Mindkiller starts to crawl over towards her corner. She then reaches up and tags The Las Vegas Siren back in. Lasiewicz slowly gets back to her feet. She then looks around for Anders before doing a double take. Taylor leaps off from the top and knocks her off her feet with a missile dropkick! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Lasiewicz gets her shoulder up.
Taylor pulls Lasiewicz back to her feet, delivers an irish whip and follows her across the ring before hurling herself at her with a corner back elbow. She then takes hold of Lasiewicz and whips her hard into the far corner. Lasiewicz staggers out of the corner until Taylor scoops her up and brings her down with a running backbreaker. She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Lasiewicz gets the shoulder up.
Taylor takes Lasiewicz and lifts her up for a vertical suplex. Lasiewicz slips down from behind, spins Taylor towards her and throws out a roundhouse kick. Taylor blocks the kick before countering with a forearm smash. Taylor hits Lasiewicz with another forearm smash. The Las Vegas Siren then fires off four forearm strikes before throwing out a spinning backfist. Lasiewicz ducks and counters with a Kesagiri Chop. Another chop finds its mark. Taylor goes to respond with another forearm strike when Lasiewicz cuts her off with a European Uppercut. Taylor gets knocked back with a second European Uppercut. A third European Uppercut knocks Taylor even further back. Lasiewicz then takes Taylor, rams her into the corner and fires off a flurry of Kesagiri Chops! She then takes Taylor and whips her into the far corner. Lasiewicz runs across the ring to attack until Taylor bursts out of the corner and cuts her off with a spear!
Geoff Penzer: That might have just knocked the wind right out of Heather! Taylor’s going for the cover...
Taylor crawls over and makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . TH-NO!
Yun dives over and breaks up the pin.
Yun heads back out to the apron as Taylor throws Lasiewicz down with a Uranage. She then marches into the corner before scaling the turnbuckles. Taylor climbs to the top and flips off for the Ultimecia (Phoenix Splash)! But Lasiewicz rolls out of the way! Instead of crashing onto the canvas, Taylor luckily lands on her feet before her momentum sends her rolling forward. Both Lasiewicz and Taylor rush back towards the center of the ring. Taylor strikes first as she blasts Lasiewicz with a running bicycle strike! Taylor reaches down, pulls Lasiewicz back to her feet and lifts her up onto her shoulders. The Las Vegas Siren tries for A Cruel Angel’s Thesis (One Winged Angel)! But just like with her recent matches against Fujiko Mine and Lowri Moss, she’s unable to hit the move! Lasiewicz fights out of the hold and hits Taylor with punches across the top of the head. She then slips down from behind before taking control of Taylor’s back. Taylor breaks the hold with a hard back below to the face. Taylor then turns, grabs Lasiewicz and whips her into the ropes. Instead of coming back, Lasiewicz hangs onto the ropes. Taylor runs over to attack when Lasiewicz stuns her with another Europan Uppercut before bringing her down with Every Rose Has It’s Thorn! Lasiewicz then heads over and makes the tag out to Yun!
Geoff Penzer: Yun’s back in!
Yun steps in through the ropes before climbing the turnbuckles. She flips back for a moonsault… and gets kicked out of the air with a double upkick from Taylor!
Geoff Penzer: What a counter from Taylor!
Yun lays curled up on the mat. Taylor then turns around and starts to crawl back over towards her corner. The Las Vegas Siren continues to climb until Lasiewicz rushes in, grabs Taylor and drags her back towards the center of the ring. She then tries to put Taylor in an STF, but The Mindkiller runs in and makes the save with the HEAD BOOT (shining yakuza kick)!
Anders steps back out to the apron before reaching out for the tag. The Las Vegas Siren then starts to drag herself over towards her corner. She then dives over and tags Anders back in! The Mindkiller scales the turnbuckles. When Yun gets back to her feet, the crowd cheers when Anders leaps off and spikes her with a diving Tornado DDT! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THR-NO!
Yun is met with cheers when she gets the shoulder up.
Anders picks up Yun, lifts her up across her shoulders and brings her down with a fireman’s carry neckbreaker. She then pulls Yun right back to her feet, takes control of her back and throws her down with a Snap Dragon Suplex! The momentum sends Yun rolling over onto her knees. She remains dazed until Anders marches over and cracks her across the top of the head with an Axe Kick! The Mindkiller then pulls her into a standing headscissors, lifts her up, turns and throws her down with a Running Liger Bomb!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THRE-NO!
Yun gets cheered when she gets the shoulder up.
Anders takes Yun and drags her back towards the center of the ring. After pulling Yun back to her feet, Anders unleashes Dirty Dancin! While Yun remains rocked from the flurry of kicks, The Mindkiller turns and hits the ropes. When she returns, the crowd erupts with cheers when Yun knocks her off her feet wit the 540 Crescent Kick!
Geoff Penzer: ONE HIT WONDER! YUN JUST LAID IZZY OUT WITH THE ONE HIT WONDER! SHE’S GOT THE COVER!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THRE-NO!
The crowd gasps when Taylor dives over and breaks up the pin.
Geoff Penzer: What a save by Taylor! That might have been three if Taylor was a half step slower.
Taylor heads back out to the apron while Yun takes Anders and throws her down with a scoop slam. Yun then steps out to the apron before climbing the turnbuckles. Once she reaches the top, she leaps off for the All-Kill (Top Rope single knee drop to the head)! NO! The crowd gasps when Yun misses after Anders rolls out of the way!
Geoff Penzer: NOBODY’S HOME!
Yun favors her leg until Anders heads over and pulls her into a front facelock. She then delivers the Three Enemigos (Three Consecutive DDTs in the style of the Three Amigos) until Anders lifts her back up and plants her with the Shotgun Party II (Fisherman Driver)!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THREE!
The crowd explodes with cheers as "Bad Dreams" blasts over the PA!
Melanie Sierra: Here are your winners, IZZY ANDERS and SAVANNAH TAYLOR!
The cheers continue as Anders gets her arm raised in victory. The Mindkiller then heads over and celebrates with Taylor.
Geoff Penzer: Izzy Anders gets the win as she capitalized off the huge miss from Yun at the end there. Yun and Heather held their own in there and didn't look out of place at all. Those two are great competitors in their own right and obviously they know their opponents well. But tonight, The Mindkiller and The Las Vegas Siren were just two good for them. What’s in store in the future for both Anders and Taylor? We’ll have to find out in the weeks to follow. But for tonight, they’ll savor this victory!
Taylor and Anders continue to celebrate until they turn and see Lasiewicz and Yun making their way over to them. The music dies down as the two sides are once again face to face. The crowd starts to murmur as they wait for something to happen. Slowly, all four grapplers exchange smiles before embracing in a group hug...
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2021 7:39:22 GMT -5 by FGA Office
Post by FGA Office on Apr 21, 2021 22:30:55 GMT -5
We get a black out. The beginning strums of ‘Unsainted’ play and though this is expected, the people are still booing violently toward the World Champion even before the lights have returned. And then the spotlight shines down on the World Champion with his back turned to the crowd before he half spins with the World Title over his left shoulder and a bunch of papers in his right hand which might be his notes for his upcoming job. It’s more apparent he’s not wrestling as he’s dressed in a wonderful three piece suit in black and purple design.
Kris Cruise: It looks like he’s living up to what he said he would do yesterday. Here comes the World Champion.
Stephy Auger: We get to pick the mind of one of the best to ever do it, I can’t wait!
Rather than go up the stairs and enter the ring as you’d expect, he ignores some of the middle finger gestures that are headed his way as he goes toward the commentary desk and takes the third seat on commentary. He places the papers down, the World Title in prominent view and then the headset.
Stephy Auger: Welcome to the table, Seth.
Kris Cruise: Yes...it’s interesting to see you join us once again.
Seth Iser: Wouldn’t miss this. Now if you don’t mind, I don’t want to answer about what’s coming up...we have a job to do. All three of us.
MAIN EVENT Chandler Scott vs. Cordy Stevenson
The lights dim down and take on a purplish hue as a light smoky mist fills the entranceway. The soulful opening to Nipsey Hussle’s “Been Down” begins playing as Swizz Beats offering the tracks opening monologue.
Never sell out Sometimes you gotta talk that talk to em, Nipsey Sometimes they can't handle it though... But we don't care...
Yeah This a moment, This special...
As the beat drops, the crowd boos loudly as Cordelia Stevenson emerges from the mist with a bounce in her step and dancing to the music. She comes to a stop atop the walkway, glancing around and taking in the reception. She rolls her neck around before bowing her head and letting her hair fall in front of her face. A few seconds go by before she snaps her head up, whipping her hair back from in front of her face.
She continues on down the ramp, working from side to side, pulling her arms away from the fans along the way. Before she reaches the ring, she stops and pulls off her face mask. She motions to give it to a lucky fan before chucking it over her shoulders. She enters the ring and immediately heads towards the turnbuckles, climbing up and raising a fist. After drawing boos from the crowd, she hops down and heads to the other side of the ring, to repeat the process. Finally she hops down and saunters over to the corner as the music fades out.
Kris Cruise: This metamorphosis by Cordy Stevenson has been jarring. She had the respect of everyone I thought! This attitude...feels way out of line. And now with a match against Seth Iser who has joined us I’m not sure how the crowd will react then...but the one tonight has chosen their allegiance.
Stephy Auger: Oh give it a rest Kris...she’s tired of not getting what she feels is due to her. But I do have to ask...how do you deal with an entire arena of suck ups now booing you?
Seth Iser: You can feed off of it if you have the right motivation. And that’s one of the things I’m curious about how well Cordy can tap into that. We’re getting an answer tonight.
The lights dim as the sound of a guitar plays throughout the arena. Multi-colored lasers soon begin to shoot out from the stage. Once their attention has been captured, the crowd turns to the entryway to prepare for the man that's about to walk out. At the 25 second mark, “Animal Ghosts” by And So I Watch You From Afar bursts through the speakers. Chandler Scott slowly exits through the curtain and is immediately met with a cascade of cheers.
Chandler remains on the stage. He begins to slowly scan the crowd. The production truck cuts to a pocket of fans giving him a Standing O. Another camera cut shows a pocket of fans standing up and bowing. We then cut to another shot of a fan holding up his “DNA of FGA” sign proudly. We then cut back to Chandler as he takes in all the positivity.
Kris Cruise: What a moment for a man who has literally been through hell and back.
Seth Iser: That’s the cowboy looking for one last gun fight. I remember my mentor walking that exact way many years ago. You’re okay with seeing the end right in front of you...you’re even at peace with it. And if this is your last round and this is the bullet that ends up taking you down you almost feel pride that you went down the way you did.
Stephy Auger: And Cordy’s more than willing to pull the trigger here tonight to prove a point.
Chandler walks down the path towards the ring. He looks to his right and points to a random fan before placing his hand over his heart. The Hall of Famer looks off to his left and does the same. Reaching the end of the aisle, Chandler hops up to a knee on the apron before getting up to his feet. He wipes said feet off before slowly stepping in through the ropes. Chandler times his ascension onto the ropes with the second chorus of his theme. Chandler opens his eyes and stares down the crowd while he's perched up on the ropes. Chandler climbs back down to the mat and begins tugging on the ropes while he waits the opening bell.
J.A. Aldridge: The following contest, scheduled for one fall, is your main event of the evening! Introducing first, in the corner to my right. From Freeport, Long Island! She is the reigning FGA International Champion… CORDYYYYYYYY STEEEEEVENNNNSONNNNNN!
J.A. Aldridge: Her opponent, hailing from Westwood, Massachusetts! Weighing in at 212 pounds… CHANDLERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR SCOOOOOTTTTT!
The crowd explodes with cheers at the introduction of Chandler Scott. Scott heads to the center of the ring and spread his arms out. He's immediately met with red and black streamers from the crowd.
Seth Iser: Two of the names you think of when you mention the letters FGA going to war one last time.
Stephy Auger: Listen to the people!
The bell sounds as Stevenson and Scott make their way towards the center of the ring. The crowd is at a fever pitch as the two former rivals are now face to face.
Kris Cruise: It’s been a long time since we’ve seen these two standing face to face inside an FGA ring. A little over three years, as a matter of fact.
Stevenson and Scott continue to stare each other down. They don’t flinch, blink or back down. A few seconds pass before Stevenson starts to mouth off at Scott. The crowd starts to boo the International Champion while Scott just smiles and nods.
Stephy Auger: Cordy’s starting to let these people get to her.
Seth Iser: Either find a way to block it out or use it as fuel.
Scott puts his finger behind his ear and moves it forward. When he hears the crowd boo even more, Scott points to Stevenson and lets her know that those are for her. Stevenson couldn't roll her eyes any harder if she tried. She then looks down and sees Scott putting out his hand and calling for a handshake. Stevenson scoffs at the suggestion.
Stephy Auger: She told him to get that handshake out of here!
Kris Cruise: There used to be such a huge level of respect between these two. I think at one point, Chandler even considered her a friend. Yet look at her now.
Seth Iser: I don’t know about that, Kris. Acquaintances I can believe but there are few friends in the wrestling business.
Scott nods down to his hand. Stevenson narrows her at Scott. The crowd starts to quit down when they see Stevenson slowly move her hand.
Stephy Auger: Uh oh...
Stevenson reaches out… and shakes Scott’s hand.
Kris Cruise: She shook his hand!
Scott goes to turn away until Stevenson pulls him back over towards her. The crowd erupts with boos while Stevenson narrows her eyes at Scott.
Stevenson has something else to say until Scott pull his hand away from her. Both grapplers then take a couple of steps back before circling the ring. They then stop before heading back towards the center of the ring. They both go for a lock up before Stevenson ducks under and jogs over towards the corner.
Kris Cruise: Cordy opted out of that collar-and-elbow.
Stephy Auger: DID she opt out, Cruise? Or is Chandler just a step too slow?
Scott turns over and waits for Stevenson in the center of the ring. Stevenson then slowly inches her way across the ring. Both grapplers then motion for another lock up. The crowd boos when Stevenson ducks under and jogs over towards the ropes. She can be seen pointing behind her and mouthing to the crowd that he’s too slow.
Stephy Auger: Looks like Cordy agrees with me!
Stevenson slowly inches back over to Scott near the center of the ring. Both grapplers feint a collar-and-elbow before lunging forward. At the last second, Stevenson executes a drop-step go-behind and places Scott in a rear waistlock. Scott goes to elbow Stevenson in the face. But Stevenson moves her head out of the way. Scott continues to try and get free until Stevenson lets go and pushes the back of his head, sending Scott forward a couple of steps.
Kris Cruise: How much more disrespectful can you get?
Stephy Auger: With the way these fans have been treating Cordy lately? I wouldn't be surprised if she cranks the level of disrespect all the way up to 10!
Kris Cruise: Okay, so she hates the fans. She isn’t the first wrestler to complain about the fans and she won’t be the last. But why take it out on Chandler Scott? He had nothing to do with this!
Seth Iser: I don’t even think this was about the fans. This was more telling Chandler I can out wrestle you right here right now and you only got out of it because you got to the ropes.
Frustrated, Scott makes his way over to the side of the ring and folds his arms across the top rope. He just shakes his head.
Scott turns around and sees Stevenson pointing down right in the center of the ring. He then marches back over to Stevenson. The two finally engage in a collar-and-elbow. Scott is quick to gain the advantage as he muscles Stevenson across the ring. He’s about to press Stevenson up against the ropes when she pivots at the last second to pin him against the ropes. The ref is quick to rush over and give them until the count of five to break it up.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Both grapplers make a clean break. While Scott’s got his arms in the air, the crowd gasps when Stevenson balls her hand into a fist and throws a punch. At the last second, Stevenson pulls the punch and, instead, gives Scott three condescending pats on the cheek. The crowd lets Stevenson have it as she steps back towards the center of the ring.
Kris Cruise: I don’t know what Cordy’s end game is here. Is this mind games?
Stephy Auger: What are you complaining for? He’s lucky she didn’t sock him right in the face when she had the chance!
Seth Iser: It’s the long game she’s going for. The longer this goes, the more she can scramble in his head the more the ring rust kicks in, and that’s advantage Cordy.
Scott looks over at the ref and complains about Stevenson while motioning towards her. But the ref lets him know that she isn’t technically doing anything wrong. When Scott turns back to Stevenson, the International Champion taunts him by asking, “are you gonna run again?” Scott narrows his eyes at Stevenson before scoffing at the notion.
Stephy Auger: Oooooh, I bet that one stung.
Kris Cruise: I bet it doesn’t hurt as much as all of those losses to Chandler hurts.
Seth Iser: Scott’s being a little too passive right now. It’s one thing to not buy into what your opponent is saying...it’s another to just listen to it without popping them in the mouth when they least expect it.
Scott makes his way of the ropes before circling the ring. He then sizes up the International Champ before slowly making his way over towards her. Stevenson and Scott lock up again until she quickly brings him down with an arm drag. Scott rolls over to a knee while Stevenson pops back to her feet and starts bouncing from side to side.
Stephy Auger: She’s just too fast for him!
Scott gets back to a vertical base before heading back over to Stevenson. The two lock up again. After jockeying for position, Stevenson throws Scott back down to the mat with another arm drag. The crowd boos Stevenson as she continues to bounce on the balls of her feet. Scott remains in a seated position before shaking his head. He then turns over and gets back to his feet. Scott makes his way back towards the center of the ring and engages in another lock up. The crowd cheers when Scott finally gains the advantage with a side headlock. But the cheers turn to boos when Stevenson slips out and reverses into a hammerlock. She applies further pressure by forcing his hand up towards his neck. Scott lets out a groan before being asked if he wants to give up. When Scott refuses, Stevenson spins him towards her before bringing him down with a side headlock takeover. Scott’s able to reverse into a grounded headscissors. But he doesn’t keep the advantage for long as Stevenson’s able to escape with a kip up. Scott then quickly spins over to a knee and swats his arm at Stevenson’s legs to try and knock her off her feet. Stevenson avoids the sweep by jumping over Scott’s arm, landing on her feet and quickly following up with a front dropkick to the face that knocks Scott’s down! The crowd boos when Stevenson returns to her feet with a kip up. Scott can be seen rolling over towards the ropes before clutching his jaw. While Scott tries to shake out the cobwebs, Stevenson marches over, crouches down next to him and tells him, “this ain’t 2015 anymore.”
Stephy Auger: HA HA HA! Say what you want about this new attitude, but I love it!
Seth Iser: On one hand, at least he’s firing up. On the other...if he would’ve popped her earlier for mouthing off he wouldn’t be in this predicament.
Scott gets back to his feet while Stevenson steps back towards the center of the ring. He then starts to circle the ring before heading back over to Stevenson. The two motion for a collar and elbow until Scott hits the drop-step go-behind on his own before taking control of Stevenson’s back. The crowd cheers when Scott hoists her up before throwing her down to the mat with a waist lock takedown. Stevenson turns over into a seated position before spinning out and reversing into another hammerlock. After Scott battles back to his feet, he walks backwards and leans back to press Stevenson up against the ropes. The ref is quick to tell Stevenson to break the hold.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
As soon as Stevenson lets go, Scott turns and throws out a haymaker, but Stevenson is able to duck out of the way before jogging back towards the center of the ring. Scott turns around and sees Stevenson holding her thumb and index finger about an inch apart.
Kris Cruise: Cordy’s taunting Chandler every chance she gets! Why? For what purpose? I know these two have a long history. But last time I checked, they were on good terms. Chandler even gave Cordy this honor of having his last match, the same honor that she bestowed upon him back in 2017. Yet she’s making a mockery of this!
Seth Iser: And she’s been manipulating Chandler’s own movements by frustrating the hell out of him.
Scott heads back over towards the center of the ring before locking back up with Stevenson. After jockeying for position, Scott places her in another side headlock. The hold doesn’t stay on for long as Stevenson’s able to push him off into the ropes. When Scott returns, the crowd cheers when he nearly runs through Stevenson’s with a shoulder block! Stevenson gets knocked down to the mat before her momentum rolls her over into the prone position.
Kris Cruise: I think Chandler Scott put a little something extra behind that shoulder block.
Stephy Auger: Someone’s getting upset.
Scott looks down at Stevenson before turning to hit the ropes. When he returns, Stevenson stars to get up before quickly dropping back down into the prone position. Scott hops over her before continuing to run the ropes. When Scott returns, Stevenson pops back to her feet before leapfrogging over him. Scott continues to run the ropes. When he returns, Stevenson keeps her back towards him before leapfrogging over him again. Scott continues to run the ropes. When he returns, he slows down as he sees Stevenson run past him towards the same set of ropes. When Scott turns around, the crowd boos when Stevenson brings him down with a running hurricanrana. Stevenson heads into another set of ropes while Scott gets back to his feet. The boos continues when Stevenson brings him down with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Stevenson gets back to her feet with a kip up before hitting another set of ropes. When Scott gets back to his feet and turns around, Stevenson brings him back down with a step-up Tijeras. The boos continue while the momentum sends Scott rolling underneath the bottom rope out to the apron. While Scott pulls himself up using the ropes, Stevenson heads over and asks him, “you need me to slow down for you?”
Scott takes a swipe at Stevenson, but she’s easily able to lean back before stepping back towards the center of the ring. He then cautiously enters the back in through the ropes. Scott starts to circle the ring until he stops and turns to the crowd.
LET’S GO, CHANDLER! *CLAP-CLAP, CLAP-CLAP-CLAP*
LET’S GO, CHANDLER! *CLAP-CLAP, CLAP-CLAP-CLAP*
LET’S GO, CHANDLER! *CLAP-CLAP, CLAP-CLAP-CLAP*
Seth Iser: I can barely hear you two bickering!
Scott nods before continuing to circle the ring. He once again sizes Stevenson up before heading back towards the center of the ring. Another snug collar-and-elbow ensues. Scott’s easily able to overpower Stevenson as he muscles her across the ring and into the corner. Stevenson tries to move Scott back. But Scott easily overpowers her and moves her back into the corner. Stevenson grunts as she moves Scott back two steps. But Scott is easily able to muscle her right back into the corner. Scott keeps Stevenson pressed up against the turnbuckles while the ref gives them until the count of five to break the hold.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
As soon as they break, the crowd erupts with boos when Stevenson slaps Scott across the face.
Kris Cruise: Oh come on!
Scott turns back to Stevenson and tries to knock her head off with a haymaker. But Stevenson ducks out of the way. When Scott turns around, he gets caught with four shoot kicks across the chest before getting dropped into a seated position with the Foot Fetish (jumping back kick)!
Stephy Auger: BAM, right to the face! Rolling off the couch and getting back in the ring is a lot harder than Chander thought it was going to be. He can’t just came back after a two year hiatus and return to wrestling at the top of his game. Who does he think he is, Cordy Stevenson?
Seth Iser: He didn’t. That’s the hell of it. It’s like I said...the gun slinger looking for his last duel.
Stevenson reaches down, takes Scott, delivers an irish whip and follows him across the ring. The crowd erupts with boos when as Steveson nails Scott with Lowri Moss’ “Just For Kicks” (Running big boot to a cornered opponent followed by a running facewash)! While Scott sits dazed in the corner, Stevenson stands over him as she climbs up onto the middle ropes. Stevenson further incites the crowd as she mock Lowri by making the ILY sign with her right hand.
Stephy Auger: HA! I bet that little brat is somewhere in her room throwing a fit. Neal, though, he’s probably just giving another noncommittal shrug.
Seth Iser: Bad move here. You’re not wrestling a Cordy Stevenson match anymore going to someone else’s playbook.
Stevenson hops down to the mat, pulls Scott back to his feet and brings him out of the corner. Scott is then sent for the ride. When Scott returns, the crowd erupts with boos when Stevenson knocks him off his feet with Fujiko Mine’s “4-Play” (running single leg drop kick)! Scott remains sprawled out on the mat as Stevenson gets back to her feet. The International Champion points up to the balcony where Fujiko and her friend XENA are seated. A close up shot shows XENA narrowing her eyes at Stevenson. Fujiko simply responds with a roll of the eyes.
Kris Cruise: Cordy’s arrogance is out of control. This was supposed to be a match that would pit two former rivals against each other. One more time for the last time. Yet Cordy has taken every single opportunity to thumb her nose and spite everyone.
Back in the ring, Stevenson takes Scott and pulls him into a front facelock before turning so that they’re back to back. There are still some catcalls from some of the more thirsty members of the crowd. But for the large part, Stevenson is met with boos as she gyrates her hips. She’s able to bring Scott down with the Deadly Seduction (Rude Awakening) until Scott spins out, grabs her from behind, runs and chucks her through the ropes to the floor!
Kris Cruise: Cordy’s been sent to the outside!
Stephy Auger: Oh no!
Seth Iser: And that’s why it’s a bad move. Her focus got too divided in showing up people who weren't her opponent. You can’t give a veteran that kind of opening ring rust or not. He’s nowhere near weak enough to be playing that type of game.
Scott turns and heads to towards the center of the ring to try and shake out the cobwebs. On the outside, Stevenson turns over to a knee and slaps the mat out of frustration. She quickly gets back to her feet and leaps up onto the apron before scaling the turnbuckles. Scott quickly turns around and darts over into the corner to shove Stevenson off. But Stevenson’ able to leap over Scott at the last second. She then lands on her feet before her momentum sends her rolling forward. Stevenson rolls back to her feet and hits the near ropes. On the return, she ducks a running back elbow to the face before hitting the far ropes. Stevenson comes back and ducks a running clothesline before continuing to run the ropes.
Stephy Auger: She’s just too fast for him.
When Stevenson returns, the crowd cheers when Scott delivers a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Stevenson bounces high off Scott’s knee before falling back to the mat. The cheers continue as Scott yanks her up by the hair before whipping her into the ropes. When Stevenson returns, Scott throws her down with a tilt-a-whirl sideslam! Stevenson arches her back in pain until Scott presses her back down, hooks both legs and leans back for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Stevenson kicks out.
Seth Iser: He baited her with the clothesline to set up the tilt-a-whirl.
After pulling Stevenson up, Scott grabs her by the throat before muscling her into the corner. Stevenson’s eyes widen as Scott continues to choke her.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Scott lets go, hooks Stevenson’s arms around the top rope and blasts her with a knife edge chop.
Scott nails Stevenson with another stinging knife-edge chop.
Another blistering knife edge chop finds its mark.
Seth Iser: Not exactly the most honorable thing with the choke to say the very least but the knife edges sting like hell.
Scott starts to hack away at Stevenson with a flurry of chops. He then hooks Stevenson’s arms before delivering a hard irish whip across the ring. Stevenson “Flair Flips’ up to the top turnbuckle before tumbling down and hitting the floor!
Scott rolls to the outside, picks up Stevenson and slams her face-first onto the apron. He then socks her with a right hand that drops her to the floor. Scott reaches down and hooks his arms around Stevenson’s legs before dragging her into position. He looks around and nods before leaning back. The crowd cheers when the catapult sends Stevenson flying into the ring post! She smacks face-first off the post before falling back to the floor. Scott heads over, takes Stevenson and rolls her back inside. The International Champion starts to crawl away until Scott slides back in, rushes over and delivers a stomp to the left hand. Stevenson stands up on her knees and clutches her hand until a jumping stomp to the face knocks her down to the mat. Scott then reaches down and grabs a hold of Stevenson’s right leg. Stevenson uses her free leg to try and kick Scott off of her. But Scott’s able to gain control of that leg, too. The crowd cheers when Scott teases the Scott Lock (Scorpion Death Lock). Instead, Scott opts for a hard stomp to the midsection.
Kris Cruise: To the mid section with that stomp but I wonder why not the Scott Lock there?
Stephy Auger: Someone’s getting cocky. Scott should have went for that move when he had the chance. Cordy will never give him another chance to put it on her.
Seth Iser: I disagree entirely, she wanted him to go for the submission hold. I’m reasonably sure she has a counter. Chandler probably sensed that as well.
Stevenson remains curled up until Scott pulls her up and whips her into the ropes. When Stevenson returns, the crowd cheers when Scott sends her flipping down to the mat with a kitchen sink to the midsection. Stevenson stays in the seated position before Scott rushes up from behind and delivers a rolling leg snap. Scott goes over, lifts up Stevenson’s left leg and delivers a rolling leg snap. Stevenson its up and favors her leg while Scott hits the ropes. When he returns, he flattens Stevenson with a Sliding D before making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Stevenson kicks out.
Scott picks up Stevenson, heads into the corner and slams her face-first into the top turnbuckle. After turning Stevenson around, he delivers another hard knife edge chop before knocking her head back with a European Uppercut. Scott then takes control of her wrist before whipping her hard into the far corner. Stevenson staggers back over towards the center of the ring until Scott throws her down with a big back body drop. The crowd cheers when Stevenson rotates in the air and smacks her face against the mat when she lands in the prone position. Scott marches over and pulls Stevenson back to her feet before whipping her into the ropes. When Stevenson returns, Scott knocks her down with a running European Uppercut. The cheers continue as he makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Stevenson kicks out.
Scott takes Stevenson, lifts her up from the side and delivers a shinbreaker. The crowd cheers while Stevenson hobbles around. Scott goes back over, lifts up Stevenson and delivers a second shinbreaker. Stevenson cries out in pain as she favors her right leg. Scott lifts her up for a third shinbreaker until Stevenson rakes him across the eyes. The crowd boos as Scott doubles over and guards his eyes. Stevenson slaps her leg before shaking it. She then runs as best she can into the ropes. When Stevenson returns, the crowd cheers when Scott jumps up, flips back and spikes her with a Frankensteiner! He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Stevenson gets the shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Another two count for Chandler.
Seth Iser: He’s going for the knee. It’s not only classic Chandler Scott but it’s not a bad way to negate a speed advantage. Sometimes all you need is that half of a second slow down.
Scott takes Stevenson and sends her for the ride. He then scoops her up from the side of the return before bringing her down with a running backbreaker. The cheers continue as he makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Stevenson gets the shoulder up.
Scott pulls Stevenson back to her feet before doubling her over with a hard left punch to the midsection. He then grabs a hold of Stevenson and brings her down with two rolling vertical suplexes. Scott swings over and pulls Stevenson back to her feet. It looks like he’s lifting her up for a third vertical suplex. Instead, Scott drops her with a Shotgun Stunner! The cheers continue as he makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Stevenson gets the shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Another nearfall. This match has been all Chandler for the past couple of minutes. Once he was finally able to get his hands on her, he was able to get control of this match.
Seth Iser: He’s going away from his previous attack on the knee...I question that decision when it was working for him.
Scott pulls Stevenson up and throws her back down with a scoop slam before hitting the ropes. When he returns, he connects with a running knee drop. Scott makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Stevenson gets the shoulder up.
Scott takes Stevenson and brings her into the corner. After delivering another European Uppercut, he lifts Stevenson up and sits her down on the top turnbuckle. Scott then climbs up to the middle ropes. After looking around at the crowd, Scott shakes his head before climbing up onto the top ropes.
Kris Cruise: Scott wants to go up to the very top!
Stephy Auger: This is risky!
Scott grabs a hold of Stevenson and pulls her up to the top turnbuckle. The crowd gasps, then cheers when Scott lifts her up, jumps back and brings her down with a hard superplex from the top turnbuckle! Scott remains on his back for a second or two before turning over into a lateral press.
ONE! . . TWO! . . T-NO!
Stevenson gets the shoulder up.
Scott takes Stevenson and whips her back over into the corner. He then runs across the ring and hurls himself at Stevenson with a jumping knee strike. The crowd gasps when Scott misses!
Scott starts to stumble back until Stevenson brings him down with a leaping reverse bulldog! The back of Scott’s head smacks off the mat upon impact. He slowly rolls out to the apron while Stevenson gets back to her feet. The International Champion eyes Scott like a hawk as she waits for him to get into position. As a hunched over Scott tries to pick himself up on the apron, Stevenson rushes as best she can into the corner, hops over the top rope and plants him with a triangle DDT on the apron! The crowd boos as Scott bounces off the apron before hitting the floor.
Kris Cruise: Chandler got driven head-first right into the hardest part of the ring!
Seth Iser: He went with a running strike that relied on speed against a speed wrestler and Cordy took advantage.
Scott tries to pick himself up on the outside, but he can’t. So he remains on his back while Stevenson pulls herself up using the edge of the apron. She then rolls herself back inside while Scott continue to stir on the floor.
Kris Cruise: Chandler’s in danger of getting counted out here.
Scott’s able to eventually turn over on all fours. He then shakes out the cobwebs before slowly getting back to his feet. When Scott turns to face the ring, Stevenson runs over and motions for a dive to the floor. At the last second, Stevenson kicks her feet off the middle rope, twirls through the air and lands in the superhero pose to mock Fujiko! The crowd gasps when Stevenson crumbles to the mat.
Stephy Auger: Cordy might be hurt!
Kris Cruise: Yeah, her arrogance might lead to her undoing.
Seth Iser: Self inflicted errors are the ones that hurt the most. And she knew it as soon as she crashed on the mat.
Stevenson reaches over and grabs her right leg. Scott sees this, so he marches forward before sliding back into the ring. He then marches over, grabs Stevenson and drags her back towards the center of the ring. He then steps through Stevenson’s legs before crossing them around his.
Kris Cruise: It could be time for the Scott Lock!
Scott’s about to turn her over into the Scott Lock when Stevenson reaches up with her right hand and starts hammering him with wild strikes to the head. The crowd erupts with boos when she grabs Scott’s face before gouging his eye with her thumb. She then lets go, causing Scott to drop to the mat. Scott remains down on all fours while Stevenson turns over to a knee. She slaps the canvas out of frustration.
Kris Cruise: Cordy knows that stunt almost cost her.
Seth Iser: But she bought herself some time. A well placed thumb to the eye has always been excellent for defense even if the fans don’t like seeing it.
Scott continues to favor his eye while Stevenson limps over into the corner. She then leans against the turnbuckles while she massages her leg. Stevenson slaps the leg a few times as she limps around the ring.
Stephy Auger: Cordy looks like she’s trying to walk it off.
Stevenson continues to circle the ring before shaking out the leg. The International Champion then bounces on the leg. Once she feels that she’s good to go, Stevenson rushes over and nails Scott in the side of the head with a running knee smash, knocking him out through the ropes and to the apron. Scott reaches up and uses the ropes to slowly pull himself up. Stevenson then grabs the top rope with both hands and pulls the rope back before shoving it forward. The crowd gasps, then boos as Scott flies off the apron, turns and smacks face-first on the edge of the announce table before hitting the floor!
Kris Cruise: Good Lord, did you hear that impact!?
Stephy Auger: How could I not!? He was right in front of us!
Seth Iser: You’re not continuing the match the way you’d like to after you hit your head that hard, that fast.
Stevenson rolls to the outside. She motions to head towards Scott, but she stops herself. Stevenson smirks as she slowly turns and eyes the steep steps.
Kris Cruise: Oh no. Come on, Cordy…
Seth Iser: Have some consistency Kris. Chandler did an illegal choke earlier. Besides, his skull bounced off the desk and I’d do the same damn thing myself.
Stevenson heads over, pulls up Scott and marches back over towards the steps. Scott’s eyes widen as Stevenson goes to slam him face-first onto the steps. But Scott gets his hands out to block the move! Stevenson then pulls his head back before trying to slam him down on the steps again. Once again, Scott blocks. He then elbows Stevenson in the midsection, grabs her by the hair and slams her face-first onto the steel steps. The crowd cheers as Stevenson staggers down across ringside. Scott approaches from behind until a back kick to the midsection doubles him over. Stevenson then takes Scott and whips him down ringside into the guardrail. Scott arches his back when he collides with the rail. Stevenson then rushes down ringside before connecting with a bicycle kick to the face, sending Scott flipping over the guardrail into the crowd! She then shoos him away as she turns to head back into the ring.
Kris Cruise: Chandler nearly got his head kicked right off!
Stevenson slides back and motions for the ref to keep counting. The ref tells her that he wants to go out there to check and see if Scott’s okay. But when Stevenson puts her finger in his face and tells him again to keep counting, the official reluctantly does so.
Scott reaches up and grabs the top of the guardrail with both hands.
Scott flips over the guardrail and lands on his back on the floor.
Kris Cruise: NO!
The crowd gasps, then cheers when Scott dives back in under the bottom rope. The camera cuts to Stevenson, who just shakes her head.
Stevenson marches over before stomping away at Scott’s back. She then pulls up Scott and pushes him into the corner before unleashing a barrage of shoot kicks to the chest. The boos continue as Stevenson continues to hit Scott with kick after kick. Scott starts to slump down until he falls to a seated position in the corner. Cordy then applies a foot choke while pulling down on the top rope.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Seth Iser: The ref is as much of a tool for a wrestler as any move we possess.
Stevenson ready lets go, puts her hands in the air and heads back to the center of the ring… before turning on a dime, rushes back over and applying another foot choke.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV-
Stevenson purposely breaks the choke as late as possibly. The ref admonishes her for pushing her luck. She responds by shooing him out of her way. Stevenson heads back over, stands over Scott and rains down a flurry of right hands across the top of the head. She then motions for Scott to get up. As soon as Scott reaches up to try and grab the ropes, Stevenson rains down another flurry of right hands! She then pulls up Scott and pulls him back towards the center of the ring before bringing him down with a russian leg sweep. Stevenson rolls back to her feet, hits the ropes and return before delivering a snap leg drop. The boos continue as she makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Scott gets his shoulder up.
Scott gets pulled back to his feet before being hit with an inverted atomic drop. He remains doubled over before eventually dropping down to a knee. Stevenson then hits the ropes, returns and flattens him with The Friendzone (flying hip attack to a kneeling opponent)! The boos continue as she makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Scott gets the shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Another nearfall for the champ. Cordy has really turned it around here.
Seth Iser: All it took was one small opening.
Stevenson pulls Scott back to his feet before doubling him over with a spinning back kick to the midsection. She then cups his chin with her hand before slowly lifting his head back up. Scott remains dazed as Stevenson turns to hit the ropes, rebound back and knock him down with a handspring back elbow. She then hits the ropes, comes back and lands down across him with a Rolling Senton. The boos continue as Stevenson gets back to her feet, hits another set of ropes, comes back and lands across Scott with a second Rolling Senton. Stevenson returns to a vertical base and holds up three fingers. Upon hearing the boos from the crowd, Stevenson hits the ropes, comes back and lands across Scott with a third Rolling Senton before immediately chaining it into a standing moonsault double knee drop! Scott curls up as Stevenson bounces off him. Stevenson favors her right knee before rolling back over to make the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . T-NO!
The crowd cheers when Scott gets the shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Close call there for Chandler.
Stephy Auger: Yeah, but I bet he’s hurt. Those ribs have to be bruised if not broken.
Seth Iser: He got his bell rung and now it’s agony to breathe. Rib injuries are probably one of the worst in wrestling just because it effects everything you do.
Stevenson picks up Scott and brings him over to the center of the ring before bringing him down with the Deadly Seduction! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . TH-NO!
Scott gets the shoulder up.
Stevenson picks up Scott and sets up for an irish whip. The crowd cheers when Scott reverses, sending Stevenson into the corner. Scott rushes in to attack until Stevenson knocks him back with a back elbow to the face. She then hoists herself up to the middle ropes, leaps off and plants him with a Diving DDT! The boos continue as she makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THR-NO!
The crowd boos when Scott gets the shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: That nearly got him!
Stevenson takes Scott, moves him into the corner and climbs up to the middle ropes. She then scans the crowd before holding up her fist. Stevenson starts to rain down punches while the crowd, instead of counting, show their disapproval.
Stevenson punches Scott once…
...then a second time…
...then a third…
Stevenson motions for a tenth punch, but she stops to take in all the boos.
Stevenson goes for a tenth when Scott grabs her and takes a couple of steps forward before falling back to deliver a flapjack across the top turnbuckle!
Seth Iser: Never hesitate.
Kris Cruise: Cordy’s arrogance got the better of her again!
Scott turns Stevenson around, climbs up to the middle ropes and rains down right hands while the crowd counts along.
Stevenson slips out, grabs Scott’s legs and yanks him off. The crowd boos when Scott smacks face-first across the top turnbuckle. While Soctt is dazed, Stevenson goes for another leaping reverse bulldog. NO! The crowd cheers when Scott blocks by grabbing onto the top rope, causing her to slip off and smacks the back of her head on the way down!
Kris Cruise: Chandler blocked it! He’s got another opening here!
Stevenson slowly rolls back towards the center of the ring while Scott tries to shake out the cobwebs. As soon as Stevenson picks herself back up, Scott runs out of the corner before bringing her down with a Sling Blade! He then picks up Stevenson and whips her hard into the corner. After crashing sternum-first into the corner, Stevenson stumbles back until Scott slams her face-down with a reverse Sling Blade!
The cheers continue as Scott takes Stevenson and whips her into the ropes. When she returns, the crowd erupts with cheers when he throws out the Roaring Hammer (Polish Hammer), but Stevenson ducks and hits the ropes. When Stevenson returns, the crowd boos when she knocks Scott off his feet with a spinning heel kick. Scott is then whipped into the ropes. When he returns, Stevenson brings him down with The Love Connection (A Frankensteiner, followed up with a shining wizard)! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THR-NO!
The crowd gasps, then cheers when Scott gets his shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: So close!
Seth Iser: It’s another blow to the skull there. The cumulative effect is coming.
Stevenson marches across the ring before stepping out to the apron. She then scales the turnbuckles before crouching down on the top. Back down, Scott slowly turns over onto a knee. Once he finally gets back to his feet and turns around, the crowd gasps when Stevenson stands up, leaps off and brings him down with Get Familiar (Eclipse)! NO! Scott counters with a superkick in mid air, which brings them both down!
Stephy Auger: GAH!
Seth Iser: What the HELL!?
Scott gets back to his feet and heads over to Stevenson. He then lifts up her legs before looking out at the crowd. Upon hearing the cheers, Scott steps through, crosses her legs and turns her over into the Scott Lock! NO! Before Scott can turn her over, she uses the strength in her legs to shove Scott back, knocking him into the official! The crowd gasps when they see the ref go down.
Kris Cruise: Oh no!
Scott looks over and sees the ref clutches his head. He then crawls over to attend to the ref.
Kris Cruise: The official looks hurt here, guys.
Seth Iser: And if you’re a wrestler, showing compassion for the zebra is the worst thing you can do. Especially if you’re taking your eye off of someone of Cordy’s caliber.
While Scott is checking on the ref, Stevenson gets back to her feet, runs over and nails Scott as hard as she can with a punt kick right to the ribs.
Kris Cruise: Oh come on!
Seth Iser: And that’s why. It’s an opening.
Stephy Auger: The new Cordy gets more impressive everytime I see her!
The crowd erupts with boos as Scott rolls over onto all fours. Scott remains on all fours until Stevenson runs over and deliverS another hard punt kick, knocking him over onto his back. The crowd lets Stevenson has it as she stomps away on Scott’s ribs. She then mounts on top of him before raining down a flurry of right hands to the face.
Kris Cruise: Cordy Stevenson’s become unhinged!
Stevenson grabs Scott and pulls him back to his feet. After blasting him with a Rolling Elbow, Stevenson turns and runs towards the ropes. She leaps up onto the middle ropes, leaps back for The Real is Back (Oscutter) and gets countered with a dropkick to the back!
Kris Cruise: Chandler with another counter in mid air!
Stephy Auger: NO!
Scott takes Stevenson and whips her into the ropes. When Stevenson returns, the crowd erupts with cheers when Scott turns her inside out with the Pinpoint Dropkick (High angle dropkick to the face)!
Kris Cruise: Chandler just nailed Cordy with that picture perfect dropkick! Just like old times!
Scott takes Stevenson and whips her into the corner. He then charges across the ring before sending spittle flying out of her mouth with a running European Uppercut! He then whips her into the far corner before he runs across the ring, leaps over and blasts her with a flying corner elbow smash! The cheers continue as Scott lifts her up to a seated position on the top turnbuckle. He then turns around, places her in a three quarter facelock and takes a couple steps out of the corner. Scott looks out to the crowd, who are now at a fever pitch. He nods before dropping Stevenson with the top rope-hung cutter!
Kris Cruise: Mass Spike!
Stephy Auger: Cordy! Please! Get up!
Scott grabs Stevenson by the hair and drags her over towards the center of the ring. He then pulls her up into a front face.
Kris Cruise: This crowd knows what time it is!
Stephy Auger: No, no, no, no, no...
Scott goes to hook the arm before delivering the DNA Driver (Bloody Sunday), but Stevenson quickly grabs his wrist, spins out and counters by yanking him into a knee below the belt.
Kris Cruise: What the hell, Cordy!?
Seth Iser: Perfect counter at the perfect time.
Scott remains doubled over as he howls out in pain. Stevenson crouches down in front of him and smirks before she turns to hit the ropes, leaps back and brings him down with The Real is Back! Stevenson makes the cover.
The ref turns over and makes the count.
ONE! . . . . TWO! . . . . THRE-NO!
Stevenson pulls Scott’s head up.
Kris Cruise: What in the hell is she doing?
Stevenson gets back to her feet and lifts up Scott’s legs. Upon hearing the boos from the crowd, Stevenson turns him over into the Scott Lock!
Seth Iser: Scott lock! She’s out here trying to prove her point and now she’s put the exclamation point to her sentence!
Kris Cruise: What a load of BS!
Stephy Auger: Do you hear that? I hear Scott squealing! He’s squealing like a pig!
Kris Cruise: Stop it, Stephy! He’s knocked out and you know it!
The ref asks Scott if he wants to give up. When he doesn’t get a response, the ref calls for the bell.
Seth Iser: It’s over.
The crowd erupts with boos as “Been Down” blares throughout the arena.
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this bout… CORDY STEVENSON!
The boos continue as Stevenson gets her arm raised in victory. After snatching the International Championship from the official, she puts her foot on Chandler’s back and shouts, “CORDY REIGNS SUPREME!”
Kris Cruise: She hit a damn low blow and to top it all off she capped it off by using Scott’s own move against him knowing he was passed out! And now you’re humiliating the man on what should be a celebrated occasion! Is this how you want to be remembered Cordy!?
Stephy Auger: She wants to be remembered as the best. She can do anything she sets her mind to. I’d even say she did everyone’s moves better then the originators did!
Seth Iser: I don’t think she views this entirely as a humiliation of Chandler. This is a middle finger to everyone who poked the bear with the stick and Chandler was just the vehicle, circumstances be damned.
Stevenson steps off Scott’s back and walks over towards the ropes. She then looks directly at Iser before holding her International Championship high in the air.
Kris Cruise: We might have the match with the two most despised people in the entire industry today...what are these fans going to do.
Seth Iser: Kris, I don’t give a damn what the fans do on that night...we both have a job to do and that’s do whatever it takes to be the Undisputed Champion. They can hate how we both go about it but the bottom line is...they’re about to see history.
Stephy Auger: She looks focused on you now, Seth.
Seth Iser: April twenty-seventh is approaching fast...and I’ve felt that way for a while now. A New Odyssey where history forever changes and evolves.
Kris Cruise: Damn it...for Stephy Auger and the World Champion Seth Iser, I’m Kris Cruise. April 27th is where we have the Dream Match, the Unification Match, and a match to decide new tag champions among others. It’ll be A New Odyssey live on Pay Per View! Good night everyone...