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Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



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projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


Welcome to the big leagues.

Pulsar (1-1, OVR 459) vs. Hans Nitschke (1-1, OVR 404)
GREEN DIVISION: Glenn Knight (1-1, OVR 450) vs. Daniel Simmons (2-0, OVR 457)
Blood River (0-2, OVR 430) vs. Diamond Steel (1-1, OVR 442)
YELLOW DIVISION: Yoshii Nakamatsu (1-1, OVR 453) vs. Markus Clay (2-0, OVR 449)
PURPLE DIVISION: Jack Braddock (2-0, OVR 456) vs. Angela Wassermann (1-1, OVR 402)
George Mastachas (1-1, OVR 403) vs. Elyssa Anderson (1-1, OVR 433)
WHITE DIVISION: Brandy McDonald (0-2, OVR 453) vs. Terrance Stevens (1-1, OVR 445)
Sven Ulafsson (0-2, OVR 434) vs. Lance Heartilly (1-1, OVR 449)
Jun Onoo (0-2, OVR 434) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (2-0, OVR 406)
BLUE DIVISION: Hailey Carmichael (1-1, OVR 443) vs. Indigo Rose (1-1, OVR 425)
GREEN DIVISION: Lord Robert Abernathy (1-1, OVR 454) vs. Devil's Delight (0-2, OVR 400)
ORANGE DIVISION: Billy Norris (2-0, OVR 459) vs. Sterling Silver (1-1, OVR 425)
RED DIVISION: Otto von Schwarz (1-1, OVR 459) vs. Mel O'Hallister (1-1, OVR 405)
Eugene Nagata (1-1, OVR 428) vs. Brian Blackfield (1-1, OVR 452)
Jimmy Anarchy (0-2, OVR 418) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (0-2, OVR 423)
El Tornado (2-0, OVR 441) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (2-0, OVR 453)

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Pulsar (1-1, OVR 459) vs. Hans Nitschke (1-1, OVR 404)

After the dreary show last week, tonight’s first match was a decided improvement. Pulsar controlled the majority of the beginning and middle of the match, outspeeding Nitschke and relying on his lucha style to keep ahead of Herr Doktor. Pulsar even managed to get out of the tree of woe before Nitschke could begin to charge forward for an Invasive Procedure. Things were going his way, and the match seemed to be all but his until a running dropkick to the head of Nitschke busted the Doktor open.

And that quickly, the match was flipped on its ear. The next two and a half minutes were all that Nitschke needed from that point to hit an Invasive Procedure, a low blow that got a two count despite the referee screaming bloody murder about it, and finally a Euthanasia Driver that kept Pulsar down for three. If it had gone longer, it’d be a serious contender for Match of the Night, but as it stood it was a very good opening match.

Hans Nitschke (2-1) def. Pulsar (1-2) via Pinfall (Euthanasia Driver) in 12:50. Rating: ***
Changes for Hans Nitschke: OVR + 5.34, XP + 447.67, minor damage to head
Changes for Pulsar: OVR + 0.74, XP + 131.67, minor damage to head and body

GREEN DIVISION
Glenn Knight (1-1, OVR 450) vs. Daniel Simmons (2-0, OVR 457)


A legitimate contender for Match of the Night honors, this was back and forth from the opening bell. There seemed to be an unspoken agreement to just have at it, with no feeling out process involved. Headbutts and haymakers and kicks and elbows were flying early and often, and by five minutes in both men had been work down enough to where legdrops and running elbow drops were becoming common. The first real “big” move came nine minutes in, when Glenn hit a pair od DDTs on Simmons, followed by an enzuigiri, to start to open a bit of a lead.

Simmons wouldn’t go down lightly, timing a throat thrust just right to stop The Promise dead in its tracks. The reprieve was only temporary as a minute later, Knight hit a low blow that only scored a two-count Knight would try again for The Promise, only to see it countered by a flurry of punches by Simmons, and from there Simmons took control of the match, countering two further Promise attempts before connecting with a Working Man’s Dropkick and then a Blue Collar Driver to remain undefeated on the season, and casting some serious doubts on Knight’s ability to recreate his run of a season ago.

Daniel Simmons (3-0) def. Glenn Knight (1-2) via Pinfall (Blue Collar Driver) in 16:59. Rating: ***
Changes for Daniel Simmons: OVR + 5.65, XP + 523.83, moderate damage to head
Changes for Glenn Knight: OVR + 0.78, XP + 132.21, moderate damage to head


Blood River (0-2, OVR 430) vs. Diamond Steel (1-1, OVR 442)

A contender for Match of the Night, this was a match told in two acts. In the first, Blood River dominated the match, catching Steel with a Sacrifice early and working over the head of the former football player. As he leapt up to the top rope, though, to hit either The Offering or Crimson Regret (his top rope legdrop), Steel rolled towards the center of the ring as if on instinct, forcing River to simply drop back to the mat. His second attempt at an aerial maneuver was thwarted by Steel using the ropes to stand up before River could get down, causing River to crotch himself on the top rope.

This began the second act of the match, which was all Diamond Steel. Rallying from being beaten up on for the majority of the match, she took the fight to River from this point, using various strikes to keep him on the defensive. Four minutes of nearly pure striking offense later, Steel hit a Goal Line Stand and followed it with an All Out Blitz—moving just fast enough that The Acolyte at ringside was unable to trip her up—to keep River down for the pin and completing what on the surface appeared to be an improbable comeback.

Diamond Steel (2-1) def. Blood River (0-3) via Pinfall (All Out Blitz) in 15:04. Rating: ***
Changes for Diamond Steel: OVR + 5.5, XP + 527.83, moderate damage to head
Changes for Blood River: OVR + 0.76, XP + 112.16, minor damage to head

YELLOW DIVISION
Yoshii Nakamatsu (1-1, OVR 453) vs. Markus Clay (2-0, OVR 449)


After the way the show started, it was only inevitable that a match would happen that would slow the pace a little and save the viewing audience for the remainder of the card. Most were surprised that it was this match, especially after having watched it.

This was your standard cruiserweight “move and avoid drat near everything” match, which Clay got the first advantage by being the first to hit some higher-impact moves while Yoshii was unable to string any sustained offense together. Nakamatsu would eventually mount a bit of a comeback, but it was still Clay’s match to lose twelve and a half minutes deep as the referee refused to count a rollup when he saw Clay had a handful of tights. After the obligatory few seconds of argument, Clay dropped Nakamatsu with a DDT and went up to the top rope. His Johannesburg Express landed…but Yoshii kicked out of it at two and three-quarters! Clay looked to be in shock for all of two seconds before it was replaced by anger. Timing his attack, he went to the ropes for a spear to follow up the impact, but got stopped by an open-hand thrust to the throat.

Nakamatsu controlled the next minute, hitting a DEVASTATION Knee after a few seconds of various holds designed to give him a chance to get his mind back in the bout. An attempted Emperor’s Fall and Nakamatsu Driver were quickly thwarted, and Clay once more dropped Nakamatsu with a DDT, going up top once more for a Johannesburg Express. This time, though, Yoshii rolled towards the corner, and Clay landed hard chest-first on the mat. Nakamatsu immediately shot the half and went for the cover. The ref counted three, though many thought it was a little fast, and Nakamatsu escaped this match with a win, controversial as it may be.

Yoshii Nakamatsu (2-1) def. Markus Clay (2-1) via Pinfall (missed Johannesburg Express) in 15:57. Rating: **
Changes for Yoshii Nakamatsu: OVR + 4.30, XP + 487.66, minor damage to head
Changes for Markus Clay: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.91, minor damage to head

PURPLE DIVISION
Jack Braddock (2-0, OVR 456) vs. Angela Wassermann (1-1, OVR 402)


This resembled a stand-up MMA fight more than a wrestling match. Wassermann seemed a little out of her element here, as most of her medium and high-impact moves were broken out of by Braddock, who kept on the pressure all match. There was a false finish eight minutes in, as Wassermann had been dropped by a Jack Attack, only for the ref to wave off the three-count when he saw Angela’s left foot under the bottom rope. Instead of arguing, Braddock simply nodded, and continued the pummeling for another four minutes before a second Jack Attack definitively put his opponent down. This was heavily one-sided, though Wassermann at least got some offense in during the match.

Jack Braddock (3-0) def. Angela Wassermann (1-2) via Pinfall (Jack Attack) in 12:07. Rating: *
Changes for Jack Braddock: OVR + 2.88, XP + 445.33, no notable damage
Changes for Angela Wassermann: OVR -0.88, XP + 111.33, moderate damage to head

George Mastachas (1-1, OVR 403) vs. Elyssa Anderson (1-1, OVR 433)

Once again, this was a tale of two acts. Anderson appeared to have this match won early, her RRW experience shining through as she put Mastachas in trouble early with an Andersault and several high-impact blows. She wasted too long taunting Mastachas, though, and that would be her downfall. He started pouring on the offense, swatting away Elyssa’s attempts at a comeback by and large until Anderson went for the knees with a dropkick.

The would-be Achilles went down in a heap, and Elyssa immediately went for an Andersault, only to miss as Mastachas rolled out of the way. He was first on his feet, and caught Anderson as she was getting up with Olympus Rises, followed immediately afterwards by a Wrath of Zeus, and a few seconds later, picked up the victory in a rather entertaining and close match.

George Mastachas (2-1) def. Elyssa Anderson (1-2) via Pinfall (Wrath of Zeus) in 12:53. Rating: ***
Changes for George Mastachas: OVR + 5.34, XP + 526.70, no notable damage
Changes for Elyssa Anderson: OVR + 0.74, XP + 131.67, minor damage to head

WHITE DIVISION
Brandy McDonald (0-2, OVR 453) vs. Terrance Stevens (1-1, OVR 445)


A step down from the previous match, but only barely. A competitive bout, this could have gone either way numerous times. It took about ten minutes for someone to get an edge, that someone being McDonald who thougth she had Stevens stunned enough to hit her Brandy With a Twist, only for Stevens to counter it twice running. Stevens tried to use his various strikes, but in the end it was a bit of misdirection by Brandy that did the trick. She locked in a front facelock, fully applying the hold for a few seconds, and as Stevens looked for a way out of it she turned it into Brandy With a Twist to pick up her first win of the season, finally getting back on track and improving to 3-0 in RRW against Stevens.

Brandy McDonald (1-2) def. Terrance Stevens (1-2) via Pinfall (Brandy With a Twist) in 14:48. Rating: **
Changes for Brandy McDonald: OVR + 4.24, XP + 487.10, no notable damage
Changes for Terrance Stevens: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.78, minor damage to head

Sven Ulafsson (0-2, OVR 434) vs. Lance Heartilly (1-1, OVR 449)

Oof. The less said about this incredibly one-sided affair, the better. Heartily dominated the match, barely getting taken down into medium health levels before putting Ulafsson away via submission.

Lance Heartilly (2-1) def. Sven Ulafsson (0-3) via Submission (Hellacious Leglock) in 13:44. Rating: *
Changes for Lance Heartilly: OVR + 2.95, XP + 446.04, no notable damage
Changes for Sven Ulafsson: OVR -0.9, XP + 111.51, minor damage to head

Jun Onoo (0-2, OVR 434) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (2-0, OVR 406)

While this one was still more competitive than the previous match, it still was mostly one-sided. FMJ took control early and often and put Onoo down with a Full Metal Jacket after a little bit of difficulty getting it locked in on the big man. The RRW nrecomer improves to a perfect 3-0 on the season, and may be emerging as one of the favorites to make a deep run into the playoffs.

Faarooq Mahal Jr. (3-0) def. Jun Onoo (0-3) via Submission (Full Metal Jacket) in 15:50. Rating: *
Changes for Faarooq Mahal Jr.: OVR + 3.03, XP + 446.97, no notable damage
Changes for Jun Onoo: OVR -0.92, XP + 111.74, minor damage to head

BLUE DIVISION
Hailey Carmichael (1-1, OVR 443) vs. Indigo Rose (1-1, OVR 425)


What was expected to be somewhat of a heated match between these two, given the incidents at last season’s Tag Team Turmoil event, was instead a low-energy affair. It was a close match otherwise, but Carmichael hit the bigger moves early and more often, and came away with the victory in a match that would otherwise be completely forgotten in a week or two.

Hailey Carmichael (2-1) def. Indigo Rose (1-2) via Submission (#NoFilter) in 18:03. Rating: *
Changes for Hailey Carmichael: OVR + 3.12, XP + 380.75
Changes for Indigo Rose: OVR -0.95, XP + 111.99

GREEN DIVISION
Lord Robert Abernathy (1-1, OVR 454) vs. Devil's Delight (0-2, OVR 400)


Delight controlled the firs four minutes of the bout, but after that it was all Abernathy. A trio of British Suplexes into God Save the Queen was enough to secure a one-sided victory.

Lord Robert Abernathy (2-1) def. Devil's Delight (0-3) via Submission (God Save the Queen) in 12:56. Rating: *
Changes for Lord Robert Abernathy: OVR + 2.92, XP + 445.69, no notable damage
Changes for Devil's Delight: OVR -0.89, XP + 94.71, minor damage to head

ORANGE DIVISION
Billy Norris (2-0, OVR 459) vs. Sterling Silver (1-1, OVR 425)


A step up from the last two matches—which given the pace the Orange Division goes at in their matches, that wasn’t too surprising—what could have been a good bout got cut short by a sudden finish. Norris countered a running clothesline into a spear, and at live speed it appeared Silver got a shoulder up just before three. However, slow-motion replay showed the shoulder came up a fraction too late. Otherwise, this could easily have gone another six or seven minutes and been a serious Match of the Night contender.

Billy Norris (3-0) def. Sterling Silver (1-2) via Pinfall (Spear) in 11:46. Rating: **
Changes for Billy Norris: OVR + 4.07, XP + 485.65, no notable damage
Changes for Sterling Silver: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.41, minor damage to head

RED DIVISION
Otto von Schwarz (1-1, OVR 459) vs. Mel O'Hallister (1-1, OVR 405)


The resident underdog in the Red Division had a definite fight on his hands as he faced off against the defending Red Division champion. A mostly even contest throughout the first half, O’Hallister used his speed to open up a suitable advantage over the second half, at one point even locking in the Irish Clover for a submission attempt that ultimately led to nothing. von Schwarz attempted to fight back, but a quick shot to the dick ended that rally, and ultimately the match, as O’Hallister all but shoved the ref onto the mat to count the three despite being threatened with a disqualification. A few seconds later, the smallest man in the Red Division had become the new division leader.

Mel O'Hallister (2-1) def. Otto von Schwarz (1-2) via Pinfall (Low Blow) in 12:29. Rating: **
Changes for Mel O'Hallister: OVR + 4.11, XP + 485.99, no notable damage
Changes for Otto von Schwarz: OVR -0.07, XP + 103.27, minor damage to head

Eugene Nagata (1-1, OVR 428) vs. Brian Blackfield (1-1, OVR 452)

For the first six minutes of the bout, this was Nagata’s match to win as he controlled the bulk of the offense. He still had a chance as Blackfield started to attempt a comeback. The problem was that Nagata just could not get Blackfield into Nagata Knockout territory. This allowed Blackfield, who was seriously behind at the eleven minute mark of the match, to control the final seven minutes and take the victory with a Scotland Destroyer in what was otherwise a dull match.

Brian Blackfield (2-1) def. Eugene Nagata (1-2) via Pinfall (Scotland Destroyer) in 17:51. Rating: *
Changes for Brian Blackfield: OVR + 3.11, XP + 447.85, minor damage to head
Changes for Eugene Nagata: OVR -0.95, XP + 95.17, minor damage to head

Jimmy Anarchy (0-2, OVR 418) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (0-2, OVR 423)

Tess Bradenbury: It’s been a great night of action so far, and we’re not done yet, folks! Coming up next is a match that’s more likely to be a straight out brawl, as Vladimir Chavinski squares off against Jimmy Anarchy!

Johnny Tyler: Until one of them can prove to me that they can win in this environment, Tess, I’m not really going to care much. Wake me up when the main event begins, would ya?

Tess Bradenbury: Ignoring the curmudgeon at my side here…this is going to be a hard-hitting match, and barring some sort of debacle, someone’s walking away with their first win of the season here tonight. That said, the official in the ring has called for the bell and we are underway here on Fight Island!

quote:

(00:04) Chavinski hit an Eye Poke
(00:07) Chavinski hit a Jab Punch
(00:11) Chavinski hit an Eye Poke
(00:25) Chavinski applied a Cravate
(00:39) Chavinski applied a Front Facelock
(00:53) Chavinski applied a Cravate
(00:57) Chavinski hit a Slap To Chest
(01:01) J. Anarchy blocked a Straight Left
(01:04) Chavinski hit a Punch
(01:08) Chavinski hit an Eye Poke
(01:11) Chavinski hit a Punch
(01:15) Chavinski hit an Open Handed Chop
(01:29) Chavinski applied a Body Scissors
(01:35) Chavinski picked up J. Anarchy from behind
(01:45) J. Anarchy avoided a Forearm To Back Of Head.
(01:53) Chavinski avoided a Handshake Sucker Punch.
(02:03) J. Anarchy avoided an Eye Poke.
(02:07) J. Anarchy hit an Eye Poke
(02:11) J. Anarchy hit a Begging Off Eye Poke
(02:14) J. Anarchy hit a Begging Off Sucker Punch
(02:22) Chavinski avoided an Eye Poke.
(02:36) Chavinski applied a Cravate
(02:50) Chavinski applied a Side Headlock
(02:53) Chavinski hit a Straight Left
(03:00) J. Anarchy avoided a Jab Punch.
(03:03) J. Anarchy hit a Handshake Kick To Gut
(03:06) J. Anarchy hit a Jab Punch
(03:10) J. Anarchy hit an Eye Poke
(03:14) J. Anarchy hit an Open Handed Chop
(03:18) J. Anarchy hit an Eye Poke
(03:22) J. Anarchy hit a Face Rake
(03:25) J. Anarchy hit a Bell Clap
(03:28) J. Anarchy hit a Kick To Gut
(03:32) J. Anarchy hurt himself with a Headbutt on Chavinski
(03:36) Chavinski hit a Slap To Chest
(03:39) Chavinski hit a Punch
(03:43) Chavinski hit an Open Handed Chop
(03:49) Jimmy Anarchy very easily moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.
(03:53) J. Anarchy hit a Fist Drop
(04:02) Chavinski got a rope break to stop a Choke Hold

Tess Bradenbury: Anarchy coming out firing right out the gate! Chavinski needs to find some offense quick, or this could be done in a hurry!

Johnny Tyler: Anarchy needs to watch those headbutts more, Tess. It’s like Vlad’s skull is made of concrete or something; Anarchy is only going to make things worse on himself if he keeps trying to headbutt the guy!

quote:

(04:06) J. Anarchy hit an Eye Poke
(04:10) J. Anarchy hurt himself with a Headbutt on Chavinski
(04:13) Chavinski hit a Punch
(04:16) Chavinski hit a Jab Punch
(04:19) Chavinski hit a Straight Right
(04:23) Chavinski hit an Eye Poke
(04:37) Chavinski applied a Cravate
(04:51) Chavinski applied a Front Facelock
(04:54) Chavinski hit a Straight Left
(05:01) Chavinski hit a Knee Plant
(05:16) Chavinski hit a Stomp Flurry
(05:36) Chavinski applied a Rear Chinlock
(05:50) Chavinski applied a Choke Hold
(05:50) The referee gave Chavinski a stern warning
(05:58) Chavinski hit a Stomp To Groin
(06:04) J. Anarchy easily avoided a Stomp.
(06:07) J. Anarchy hit a Punch
(06:11) J. Anarchy hit a Face Rake
(06:14) J. Anarchy hit a Jab Punch
(06:17) J. Anarchy hit a Punch
(06:21) J. Anarchy hit a Face Rake
(06:25) J. Anarchy hit an Eye Poke
(06:28) J. Anarchy hit a Kick To Gut
(06:32) J. Anarchy hit an Eye Poke
(06:36) Chavinski broke an Inverted Atomic Drop
(06:40) J. Anarchy blocked a Piledriver
(06:44) Chavinski hit an Open Handed Chop
(06:47) Chavinski hit a Straight Left
(06:51) Chavinski hit an Open Handed Chop
(06:55) J. Anarchy broke a Headbutt To Groin
(07:05) J. Anarchy hit an Inverted Atomic Drop
(07:09) J. Anarchy hit an Eye Poke
(07:16) J. Anarchy hit a Running Forearm Blow
(07:20) J. Anarchy hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(07:30) J. Anarchy hit a Headbutt To Groin
(07:49) J. Anarchy applied a Rope-Assisted Choke Hold
(07:49) The referee gave J. Anarchy a stern warning

Tess Bradenbury: Unless something changes, Johnny, this one could be over in the next few mintues.

Johnny Tyler: And good thing, too. I’ve been needing to use the bathroom since about the sixth match in.

Tess Bradenbury: Why didn’t you go before the show started?

Johnny Tyler: Why do you assume I didn’t?

Tess Bradenbury: …right, moving on…

quote:

(08:03) J. Anarchy applied an Arm Bar
(08:10) J. Anarchy hit a Knee Pull
(08:24) J. Anarchy applied a Body Scissors
(08:31) J. Anarchy used a Face Rub Taunt
(08:39) J. Anarchy hit a Diving Ground Headbutt
(08:58) J. Anarchy applied a Rope-Assisted Choke Hold
(08:58) The referee gave J. Anarchy a stern warning
(09:12) J. Anarchy applied a Body Scissors
(09:32) J. Anarchy applied a Rear Chinlock
(09:46) J. Anarchy applied a Body Scissors
(10:00) J. Anarchy used a Get Up Taunt
(10:07) J. Anarchy hit a DDT
(10:17) J. Anarchy picked up Chavinski
(10:23) J. Anarchy hit a Low Blow
(10:23) The referee furiously berated J. Anarchy
(10:37) J. Anarchy used a Get Up Taunt
(10:47) Jimmy Anarchy is looking to Purge Chavinski here, as the spinning elbow connects!
(11:00) J. Anarchy used a Stalk Grounded Enemy
(11:07) J. Anarchy hit a Running Forearm Blow
(11:11) J. Anarchy hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(11:19) J. Anarchy picked up Chavinski
(11:26) Chavinski countered a Final Step with a Big Boot

Tess Bradenbury: Dueling big boots there, and Chavinski able to place it just right to prevent Anarchy from walking all over him!

Johnny Tyler: Which, the way this match had been going, was exactly what was happening!

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(11:29) Chavinski hit a Jab Punch
(11:43) Chavinski applied a Front Facelock
(11:46) Chavinski hit a Jab Punch
(12:00) Chavinski applied a Cravate
(12:04) Chavinski hit a Slap To Chest
(12:07) Chavinski hit a Jab Punch
(12:21) Chavinski applied a Front Facelock
(12:27) Chavinski hit a Begging Off Low Blow
(12:27) The referee gave Chavinski a serious telling off
(12:37) Chavinski picked up J. Anarchy
(12:44) Chavinski hit a DDT
(12:51) Chavinski hit a Big Legdrop
(12:58) Chavinski used a Slit Throat Motion
(13:07) Chavinski picked up J. Anarchy
(13:23) Chavinski hit a Stump Piledriver
(13:23) J. Anarchy started to bleed
(13:42) Chavinski applied a Rope-Assisted Choke Hold
(13:42) The referee angrily shouted at Chavinski
(13:49) J. Anarchy got a rope break to stop a Chavinski Rear Naked Choke
(13:49) Chavinski irish whipped J. Anarchy into the corner
(14:12) Chavinski hit a Corner Stomp Flurry
[/b](14:19) J. Anarchy got a rope break to stop a Chavinski Rear Naked Choke[/b]
(14:29) J. Anarchy broke a Running Cheating Roll Up by falling on top of Chavinski
(14:34) J. Anarchy got a two count
(14:38) J. Anarchy hit an Eye Poke
(14:41) Chavinski countered The Purge with a Right Hook
(14:46) J. Anarchy broke a Running Cheating Roll Up
(14:49) J. Anarchy hit a Jab Punch
(14:53) J. Anarchy hit a Face Rake
(14:57) J. Anarchy hit an Eye Poke
(15:02) Chavinski broke a DDT
(15:02) Chavinski irish whipped J. Anarchy into the corner
(15:25) Chavinski hit a Corner Stomp Flurry
(15:32) Chavinski used a Slit Throat Motion
(15:46) Chavinski used a Get Up Taunt
(15:53) Chavinski hit a Running Schoolboy Roll Up
(15:57) Chavinski got a two count
(16:07) Chavinski hit an Inverted Atomic Drop
(16:13) Chavinski picked up J. Anarchy
(16:29) Chavinski hit a Stump Piledriver
(16:38) J. Anarchy got a rope break to stop a Chavinski Rear Naked Choke

Tess Bradenbury: Since countering the Final Step, this has been mainly all Chavinski on offense. Plus, Anarchy now has another issue to worry about with the cut on his forehead.

Johnny Tyler: And you know Chavinski is going to home in on it. If he can’t force a tap out, he’ll just force the ref’s hand instead!

quote:

(16:42) Chavinski hit an Eye Poke
(16:46) J. Anarchy blocked a Running Schoolboy Roll Up
(16:51) Chavinski irish whipped J. Anarchy into the ropes
(16:58) Chavinski hit a Big Boot
(17:08) J. Anarchy got a rope break to stop a Chavinski Rear Naked Choke
(17:15) Chavinski hit a Knee Plant
(17:24) Chavinski picked up J. Anarchy
(17:29) J. Anarchy broke a Stump Piledriver
(17:33) J. Anarchy hit a Face Rake
(17:36) J. Anarchy hit a Punch
(17:42) J. Anarchy hurt himself with a Savage Headbutt on Chavinski
(17:42) Chavinski irish whipped J. Anarchy into the corner
(18:05) Chavinski hit a Corner Stomp Flurry
(18:14) Chavinski picked up J. Anarchy
(18:21) Chavinski hit a DDT
(18:39) Chavinski has J. Anarchy in a mount position, and is raining down rights and lefts on J. Anarchy's head!
(18:39) J. Anarchy began bleeding quite heavily
(18:43) J. Anarchy blocked a Chavinski Rear Naked Choke
(18:47) J. Anarchy blocked a Chavinski Rear Naked Choke

Tess Bradenbury: Somehow Anarchy is managing to keep out of that deadly Rear Naked Choke of Chavinski’s, but Johnny, his luck is bound to end sooner or later.

Johnny Tyler: Maybe he doesn’t need luck. Maybe it’s just trying to make a false sense of security.

Tess Bradenbury: You honestly think that?

Johnny Tyler: Pffft, hell no! I think Vlad’s getting more and more pissed that he can’t put Anarchy down and things are going to get even worse for Jimmy real quick!

quote:

(18:57) J. Anarchy hit an Inverted Atomic Drop
(19:05) J. Anarchy hit a Stomp To Groin
(19:13) J. Anarchy hit a Diving Ground Headbutt
(19:21) J. Anarchy hit a Stomp To Groin
(19:29) J. Anarchy hit a Diving Ground Headbutt
(19:36) J. Anarchy hit a Big Legdrop
(19:44) J. Anarchy hit a Stomp To Groin
(19:51) J. Anarchy picked up Chavinski
(19:58) J. Anarchy hit a DDT
(20:06) J. Anarchy hit a Diving Ground Headbutt
(20:13) J. Anarchy used a Slit Throat Motion
(20:20) J. Anarchy used a Face Rub Taunt
(20:27) J. Anarchy used a Slit Throat Motion
(20:30) J. Anarchy hit a Jab Punch
(20:33) Chavinski countered The Purge with a Straight Right
(20:47) Chavinski applied a Cravate
(20:50) Chavinski hit a Begging Off Sucker Punch
(20:53) Chavinski hit a Jab Punch
(21:07) Chavinski applied a Cravate
(21:10) Chavinski hit a Punch
(21:13) Chavinski hit a Jab Punch
(21:27) Chavinski applied a Cravate
(21:31) Chavinski hit a Slap To Chest
(21:34) Chavinski hit a Handshake Kick To Gut
(21:50) Chavinski hit a Piledriver
(22:08) Chavinski has J. Anarchy in a mount position, and is raining down rights and lefts on J. Anarchy's head!
(22:08) J. Anarchy began bleeding very heavily
(22:34) Vladimir Chavinski has that rear naked choke locked in deep; J. Anarchy may have to tap or pass out here!

Johnny Tyler: Told ya! This one is over!

Tess Bradenbury: Anarchy knows he’s caught, dead center of the ring, and immediately taps out! Vladimir Chavinski notches his first win of the season, as medics immediately come down to the ringside area to tend to the cut on Anarchy’s head. We have our ring crew out as well to change the canvas before the main event, so we’re going to cut to commercial for a minute or two, folks. We’ll be right back with the main event of the evening!

Johnny Tyler: Oh, thank God. I can go use the bathroom in peace now!

Vladimir Chavinski (1-2) def. Jimmy Anarchy (0-3) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 22:46. Rating: ***
Changes for Vladimir Chavinski: OVR + 6.07, XP + 606.84, minor damage to head
Changes for Jimmy Anarchy: OVR + 0.84, XP + 207.96, major damage to head
This was the Match of the Night (1 [1st this season] for Vladimir Chavinski, 1 [1st this season] for Jimmy Anarchy)

El Tornado (2-0, OVR 441) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (2-0, OVR 453)

After the previous match, this was a stinker to end the show on. Not very competitive at all, this was an extended squash match that Rev. Gross won easily.

Reverend Johnny Gross (3-0) def. El Tornado (2-1) via Submission (Come to Jesus) in 10:43. Rating: *
Changes for Reverend Johnny Gross: OVR + 2.83, XP + 444.72, no notable damage
Changes for El Tornado: OVR -0.86, XP + 111.18, minor damage to head and body

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

DIVISION STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 3 OF 16

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE


RED DIVISION
1. Mel O'Hallister: 2-1, ATV 11:48, (AMR 2.333), OVR 408.91
2. Otto von Schwarz: 1-2, ATV 21:34, (AMR 2.333), OVR 458.59
3. Jun Onoo: 0-3, ATV 0:00, (AMR 1.667), OVR 433.54
4. Sven Ulafsson: 0-3, ATV 0:00, (AMR 1.333), OVR 432.83


YELLOW DIVISION
1. Markus Clay: 2-1, ATV 12:24, (AMR 2.000), OVR 449.16
2. Brian Blackfield: 2-1, ATV 17:57, (AMR 1.667), OVR 455.2
3. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 2-1, ATV 15:31, (AMR 2.000), OVR 456.95
4. Elyssa Anderson: 1-2, ATV 16:04, (AMR 2.667), OVR 433.31


BLUE DIVISION
1. Faarooq Mahal Jr.: 3-0, ATV 15:09, (AMR 1.000), OVR 409.02
2. Lance Heartilly: 2-1, ATV 14:13, (AMR 2.000), OVR 451.5
3. Hailey Carmichael: 2-1, ATV 18:06, (AMR 1.667), OVR 446.01
4. Indigo Rose: 1-2, ATV 15:33, (AMR 1.333), OVR 423.74


WHITE DIVISION
1. George Mastachas: 2-1, ATV 16:03, (AMR 2.000), OVR 408.44
2. Terrance Stevens: 1-2, ATV 12:23, (AMR 1.667), OVR 444.74
3. Eugene Nagata: 1-2, ATV 16:30, (AMR 1.333), OVR 427.53
4. Brandy McDonald: 1-2, ATV 14:48, (AMR 2.000), OVR 457.46

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE

GREEN DIVISION
1. Daniel Simmons: 3-0, ATV 15:37 (AMR 2.000), OVR 462.99
2. Lord Robert Abernathy: 2-1, ATV 30:40 (AMR 1.333), OVR 457.33
3. Glenn Knight: 1-2, ATV 12:55 (AMR 2.333), OVR 451.25
4. Devil's Delight: 0-3, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.667), OVR 398.96


ORANGE DIVISION
1. Billy Norris: 3-0, ATV 13:18 (AMR 2.000), OVR 463.02
2. El Tornado: 2-1, ATV 14:18 (AMR 1.667), OVR 440.41
3. Sterling Silver: 1-2, ATV 10:19 (AMR 2.000), OVR 424.66
4. Pulsar: 1-2, ATV 15:25 (AMR 2.667), OVR 460


PURPLE DIVISION
1. Jack Braddock: 3-0, ATV 12:40 (AMR 1.667), OVR 458.91
2. Diamond Steel: 2-1, ATV 12:50 (AMR 2.333), OVR 447.18
3. Angela Wassermann: 1-2, ATV 15:54 (AMR 1.000), OVR 401.26
4. Vladimir Chavinski: 1-2, ATV 22:46 (AMR 1.667), OVR 429.49


BLACK DIVISION
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 3-0, ATV 16:02 (AMR 2.000), OVR 456.3
2. Hans Nitschke: 2-1, ATV 16:38 (AMR 2.000), OVR 409.03
3. Blood River: 0-3, ATV 0:00 (AMR 2.333), OVR 430.81
3. Jimmy Anarchy: 0-3, ATV 0:00 (AMR 2.333), OVR 419.13

PREDICTION CONTEST AFTER WEEK 3
1. Projecthalaxy: 18 + 9 = 27
2. Senerio: 17 + 7 = 24
3. Do not even ask: 13 + 13 = 26
4. sk: 14


WEEK FOUR LINEUP

HARDCORE MATCH: Jun Onoo (0-3, OVR 434) vs. Terrance Stevens (1-2, OVR 445)
Elyssa Anderson (1-2, OVR 433) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (1-2, OVR 429)
Eugene Nagata (1-2, OVR 428) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-1, OVR 457)
SUBMISSION MATCH: Hailey Carmichael (2-1, OVR 446) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (3-0, OVR 456)
Brian Blackfield (2-1, OVR 455) vs. Diamond Steel (2-1, OVR 447)
HARDCORE MATCH: Lance Heartilly (2-1, OVR 452) vs. Hans Nitschke (2-1, OVR 409)
Faarooq Mahal Jr. (3-0, OVR 409) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-3, OVR 419)
Sven Ulafsson (0-3, OVR 433) vs. Pulsar (1-2, OVR 460)
George Mastachas (2-1, OVR 408) vs. Daniel Simmons (3-0, OVR 463)
Billy Norris (3-0, OVR 463) vs. Glenn Knight (1-2, OVR 451)
El Tornado (2-1, OVR 440) vs. Blood River (0-3, OVR 431)
EUROPEAN RULES MATCH: Sterling Silver (1-2, OVR 425) vs. Angela Wassermann (1-2, OVR 401)
Mel O'Hallister (2-1, OVR 409) vs. Indigo Rose (1-2, OVR 424)
Markus Clay (2-1, OVR 449) vs. Jack Braddock (3-0, OVR 459)
Brandy McDonald (1-2, OVR 457) vs. Devil's Delight (0-3, OVR 399)
HARDCORE MATCH: Otto von Schwarz (1-2, OVR 459) vs. Yoshii Nakamatsu (2-1, OVR 457)

Matchup notes:
Onoo 0-1 Simmons
Norris 1-0 Knight
von Schwarz 1-0 Nakamatsu

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





HARDCORE MATCH: Jun Onoo (0-3, OVR 434) vs. Terrance Stevens (1-2, OVR 445)
Elyssa Anderson (1-2, OVR 433) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (1-2, OVR 429)
Eugene Nagata (1-2, OVR 428) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-1, OVR 457)
SUBMISSION MATCH: Hailey Carmichael (2-1, OVR 446) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (3-0, OVR 456) (duh)
Brian Blackfield (2-1, OVR 455) vs. Diamond Steel (2-1, OVR 447)
HARDCORE MATCH: Lance Heartilly (2-1, OVR 452) vs. Hans Nitschke (2-1, OVR 409)
Faarooq Mahal Jr. (3-0, OVR 409) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-3, OVR 419)
Sven Ulafsson (0-3, OVR 433) vs. Pulsar (1-2, OVR 460)
George Mastachas (2-1, OVR 408) vs. Daniel Simmons (3-0, OVR 463)
Billy Norris (3-0, OVR 463) vs. Glenn Knight (1-2, OVR 451)
El Tornado (2-1, OVR 440) vs. Blood River (0-3, OVR 431)
EUROPEAN RULES MATCH: Sterling Silver (1-2, OVR 425) vs. Angela Wassermann (1-2, OVR 401)
Mel O'Hallister (2-1, OVR 409) vs. Indigo Rose (1-2, OVR 424)
Markus Clay (2-1, OVR 449) vs. Jack Braddock (3-0, OVR 459)
Brandy McDonald (1-2, OVR 457) vs. Devil's Delight (0-3, OVR 399)
HARDCORE MATCH: Otto von Schwarz (1-2, OVR 459) vs. Yoshii Nakamatsu (2-1, OVR 457)

Do not even ask
Apr 8, 2008

I'll be busting the moves and I'll be busting the rhymes, we'll be busting up laughing 'cause it's
PARTY TIME!



FMJ gonna take the title of "1-Star Wonder" away from Nagata at this rate

Jun Onoo
Elyssa Anderson
Lord Robert Abernathy
Reverend Johnny Gross
Brian Blackfield
Hans Nitschke
Faarooq Mahal Jr.
Pulsar
Daniel Simmons
Billy Norris
El Tornado
Sterling Silver
Indigo Rose
Jack Braddock
Brandy McDonald
Yoshii Nakamatsu

projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


HARDCORE MATCH: Jun Onoo (0-3, OVR 434) vs. Terrance Stevens (1-2, OVR 445)
Elyssa Anderson (1-2, OVR 433) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (1-2, OVR 429)
Eugene Nagata (1-2, OVR 428) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-1, OVR 457)
SUBMISSION MATCH: Hailey Carmichael (2-1, OVR 446) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (3-0, OVR 456)
Brian Blackfield (2-1, OVR 455) vs. Diamond Steel (2-1, OVR 447)
HARDCORE MATCH: Lance Heartilly (2-1, OVR 452) vs. Hans Nitschke (2-1, OVR 409)
Faarooq Mahal Jr. (3-0, OVR 409) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-3, OVR 419)
Sven Ulafsson (0-3, OVR 433) vs. Pulsar (1-2, OVR 460)
George Mastachas (2-1, OVR 408) vs. Daniel Simmons (3-0, OVR 463)
Billy Norris (3-0, OVR 463) vs. Glenn Knight (1-2, OVR 451)
El Tornado (2-1, OVR 440) vs. Blood River (0-3, OVR 431)
EUROPEAN RULES MATCH: Sterling Silver (1-2, OVR 425) vs. Angela Wassermann (1-2, OVR 401)
Mel O'Hallister (2-1, OVR 409) vs. Indigo Rose (1-2, OVR 424)
Markus Clay (2-1, OVR 449) vs. Jack Braddock (3-0, OVR 459)
Brandy McDonald (1-2, OVR 457) vs. Devil's Delight (0-3, OVR 399)
HARDCORE MATCH: Otto von Schwarz (1-2, OVR 459) vs. Yoshii Nakamatsu (2-1, OVR 457)

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

So, a hypothetical question for y’all.

If I were to figure out a passable way to stream running some non-goon character matches on Twitch, just to give a little insight into what goes on behind the scenes here on a weekly basis, would people be interested in watching an episode?

(I would still attempt to write out matches/summaries like normal for that week, but this way the players would get to see what I see and what sort of prep work and effort goes into a ten-minute read on a comedy forum.)

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





Yeah that sounds fun.

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Show is going to be posted tomorrow.

Got texted for a work computer issue at 9 this morning, likely going to be at the office working on it until late this afternoon, and then might be pulled into something else if I’m back home in time. (Sad part is that the issue is nothing in my control but tell my boss that....)

Since I’m working from home tomorrow if everything goes well, I can catch up on what’s not done during slow periods and get the show posted at some point tomorrow.

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Jun Onoo (0-3, OVR 434) vs. Terrance Stevens (1-2, OVR 445)
HARDCORE MATCH


This match was televised on my Twitch stream, and took about 50 minutes to run as I explained game mechanics and a lot of behind-the-curtain details. Otherwise, an average match that ended on the floor (a rarity for hardcore bouts), with Onoo avoiding a stump piledriver through a table and quickly afterwards hitting his IMPACT Driver for the pinfall victory.

Jun Onoo (1-3) def. Terrance Stevens (1-3) via Pinfall (IMPACT Driver) in 14:30. Rating: **
Changes for Jun Onoo: OVR + 4.22, XP + 486.96, minor damage to head
Changes for Terrance Stevens: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.74, minor damage to body

Elyssa Anderson (1-2, OVR 433) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (1-2, OVR 429)

Another match aired on Twitch, but at more of a “normal” pace for me to demonstrate how quick a match could go when not showing it off for fans, this was a close affair, but not very exciting. Turning point was Anderson missing an Andersault, and Chavinski turning that mistake (after a couple of additional mishaps and failed attempts) into a rear naked choke for the submission victory.

Vladimir Chavinski (2-2) def. Elyssa Anderson (1-3) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 17:38. Rating: **
Changes for Vladimir Chavinski: OVR + 4.40, XP + 488.46, minor damage to head
Changes for Elyssa Anderson: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.12, minor damage to head

Eugene Nagata (1-2, OVR 428) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-1, OVR 457)

A surprisingly entertaining match that came to an abrupt end, marring what could have been a Match of the Night contender. Back-and-forth for the first six or seven minutes, until Nagata started to take control with various strikes and the occasional Nagata Special. Abernathy would counter a Nagata Special with a thumb to the eyes, assume control himself, and push Nagata to the breaking point. Abernathy at one point went for Shatterfall, but Nagata somehow turned it into an inside cradle that netted a two-count. Another Nagata Special followed, as did a Nagata Lock 5. Some say Abernathy never actually tapped, that he was trying to claw his way to the ropes, but the referee called it a tap out in the ring and the decision holds. Nagata wins an unlikely victory by submission. (Gameplay note: this actually won on an 11% chance as Abernathy still had High momentum when the submission was applied.)

Eugene Nagata (2-2) def. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-2) via Submission (Nagata Lock 5) in 16:42. Rating: **
Changes for Eugene Nagata: OVR + 4.35, XP + 414.81, minor damage to head
Changes for Lord Robert Abernathy: OVR -0.08, XP + 122, minor damage to head

Hailey Carmichael (2-1, OVR 446) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (3-0, OVR 456)
SUBMISSION MATCH


Nice, competitive matchup. Both wrestlers seemed content to stick to holds for most of the match, and as a result neither really got any momentum during the match (until Hailey hit a blatant low blow, that is). While Hailey may have taken an early advantage, it was Rev. Gross would pull through in the end, surprising Carmichael with Come to Jesus when she was clearly expecting some sort of minor strike to soften her up further. While the OP was entertained by this match, with its numerous counters and solid defense on both sides, Maven Deltzer didn’t seem so enthused by it. Maybe it needed more flippy-doos or something. Regardless, Rev. Gross notches his thirteenth submission victory in RRW with the win here.

Reverend Johnny Gross (4-0) def. Hailey Carmichael (2-2) via Submission (Come to Jesus) in 20:27. Rating: **
Changes for Reverend Johnny Gross: OVR + 4.56, XP + 489.82, no notable damage
Changes for Hailey Carmichael: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.45, no notable damage

Brian Blackfield (2-1, OVR 455) vs. Diamond Steel (2-1, OVR 447)

A competitive, but otherwise dull, bout. Steel had the early advantage that she turned into an early chance for an All Out Blitz that Blackfield avoided. He would go on to bust Steel open and gradually worsen the laceration over the next ten minutes, with a couple of Tartan Effects. He wouldn’t be able to get Steel into the Scotland Destroyer, and the former nose tackle would eventually manage to catch Blackfield with an All Out Blitz, only for Blackfield to shake it off thanks to an adrenaline rush. Right as the last vestiges of the rush faded, he managed to land the Scotland Destroyer, and that was enough to score the pin in what was otherwise a hard-hitting if dreary match.

Brian Blackfield (3-1) def. Diamond Steel (2-2) via Pinfall (Scotland Destroyer) in 20:47. Rating: **
Changes for Brian Blackfield: OVR + 4.58, XP + 489.98, moderate damage to head
Changes for Diamond Steel: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.49, moderate damage to head

Lance Heartilly (2-1, OVR 452) vs. “Herr Doktor” Hans Nitschke (2-1, OVR 409)
HARDCORE MATCH


This was a rather boring bout that only got interesting after Nitschke was accidentally thrown into the referee. From there, it was as it someone flipped a switch on in Heartilly because the RRW Champion turned it up a gear while the ref was knocked out. Applying his Arm Breaker on at least three occasions and his Hellacious Leglock twice, all with no ref to check for a submission. Once the ref was finally back in commission, it was far too late for Herr Doktor to stage a comeback. Heartilly would apply a third Hellacious Leglock to get the submission victory in what was otherwise a one-star bout that got jumped up due to the ref bump.

Lance Heartilly (3-1) def. Hans Nitschke (2-2) via Submission (Hellacious Leglock) in 19:02. Rating: **
Changes for Lance Heartilly: OVR + 4.48, XP + 489.14, no notable damage
Changes for Hans Nitschke: OVR -0.08, XP + 103.94, minor damage to head, arms, and legs

Faarooq Mahal Jr. (3-0, OVR 409) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-3, OVR 419)

Continuing the stretch of “perfectly acceptable but dull” bouts, this clash of styles was won by the technician, who was able to slowly wear Anarchy down with holds and mostly ineffective strikes. Anarchy’s best chance, an attempt at The Purge, was thwarted by FMJ, who eventually applied the Maharaja Clip and then transitioned it into a Full Metal Jacket to remain undefeated in his RRW career.

Faarooq Mahal Jr. (4-0) def. Jimmy Anarchy (0-4) via Submission (Full Metal Jacket) in 15:56. Rating: **
Changes for Faarooq Mahal Jr.: OVR + 4.30, XP + 487.65, no notable damage
Changes for Jimmy Anarchy: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.91, minor damage to head

Sven Ulafsson (0-3, OVR 433) vs. Pulsar (1-2, OVR 460)

If it wasn’t for Ulafsson making a comeback eight minutes in, this would have been a one-sided squash match controlled by the luchador. A missed running half senton just before being dropped into critical health levels gave Ulafsson a chance to come back, and high impact moves followed, quickly bringing the two to comparable levels. Pulsar would slip behind Ulafsson when the big man went for Pure Power, deliver a dropkick to the knee, a running dropkick to the face, and a few seconds later, land Zodiac Implosion to pck up a win that, most other nights, he wouldn’t have had to work so hard for.

Pulsar (2-2) def. Sven Ulafsson (0-4) via Pinfall (Zodiac Implosion) in 13:28. Rating: **
Changes for Pulsar: OVR + 4.16, XP + 486.46, minor damage to head
Changes for Sven Ulafsson: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.62, minor damage to head and body

George Mastachas (2-1, OVR 408) vs. Daniel Simmons (3-0, OVR 463)

Another perfectly average bout. Nothing of interest to write home about here; Mastachas used the ropes to prevent Quitting Time and eventually hit a Wrath of Zeus to get the pin.

George Mastachas (3-1) def. Daniel Simmons (3-1) via Pinfall (Wrath of Zeus) in 17:14. Rating: **
Changes for George Mastachas: OVR + 4.38, XP + 488.27, minor damage to head
Changes for Daniel Simmons: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.07, minor damage to head

Billy Norris (3-0, OVR 463) vs. Glenn Knight (1-2, OVR 451)

Basically a squash. Knight got some offense in but this was Norris’s match throughout. A single attempt at the Down Under Disaster was all that Norris needed to put away his opponent tonight.

Billy Norris (4-0) def. Glenn Knight (1-3) via Pinfall (Down Under Disaster) in 8:15. Rating: **
Changes for Billy Norris: OVR + 3.87, XP + 483.96, no notable damage
Changes for Glenn Knight: OVR -0.07, XP + 120.99, minor damage to head

El Tornado (2-1, OVR 440) vs. Blood River (0-3, OVR 431)

Just barely above a squash match, Tornado got some moves in, but River controlled the majority of the bout and won with his top rope legdrop, Crimson Regret.

Blood River (1-3) def. El Tornado (2-2) via Pinfall (Crimson Regret) in 11:02. Rating: **
Changes for Blood River: OVR + 4.03, XP + 412.50, no notable damage
Changes for El Tornado: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.32, moderate damage to head

Sterling Silver (1-2, OVR 425) vs. Angela Wassermann (1-2, OVR 401)
EUROPEAN RULES MATCH


The advantage in this one was clearly with Wassermann, as long as the match ended within five rounds. With her MMA background, she had gotten used to going into a twenty-five minute/five round fight. Silver, being a luchadora, obviously was not used to it. The question mark would be if the match went beyond 25 minutes, whether Wassermann’s cardio would be up to the task.

It became a moot point. Silver had been busted open in the second round, and things went downhill from there. She was never quite able to recover and get back in the contest. Both falls happened in the fifth round, in the exact same manner: superman punch into Cross Arm Breaker, within two and a half minutes of each other. In short order (for a European Rules style match, anyway), Wassermann evened up her record en route to an otherwise average match in terms of entertainment value.

Angela Wassermann (2-2) def. Sterling Silver (1-3), Two Falls to None in 23:35. Rating: **
Changes for Angela Wassermann: OVR + 4.74, XP + 491.32, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body
Changes for Sterling Silver: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.83, major damage to head

Mel O'Hallister (2-1, OVR 409) vs. Indigo Rose (1-2, OVR 424)

This was an actual squash. O’Hallister didn’t even need his finisher, instead winning via his submission signature. This was done quick.

Mel O'Hallister (3-1) def. Indigo Rose (1-3) via Submission (Irish Clover) in 7:15. Rating: *
Changes for Mel O'Hallister: OVR + 2.69, XP + 443.19, no notable damage
Changes for Indigo Rose: OVR -0.82, XP + 110.80, no notable damage

Markus Clay (2-1, OVR 449) vs. Jack “Classic” Braddock (3-0, OVR 459)

Only a few steps ahead of a full on squash, Braddock had an early advantage but was unable to retain it. A Clay low blow would be the beginning of the end, as a DDT, stump piledriver, and Johannesburg Express later, Clay would knock Braddock off the undefeated mountain for the season.

Markus Clay (3-1) def. Jack Braddock (3-1) via Pinfall (Johannesburg Express) in 10:04. Rating: **
Changes for Markus Clay: OVR + 3.97, XP + 484.83, no notable damage
Changes for Jack Braddock: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.21, minor damage to head

Brandy McDonald (1-2, OVR 457) vs. Devil's Delight (0-3, OVR 399)

This went about as well as one could expect. McDonald wins in a squash, despite Delight kicking out of the first Brandy With a Twist (and also despite interference from Devil’s Angel, who finally gets into the mix for the first time all season).

Brandy McDonald (2-2) def. Devil's Delight (0-4) via Pinfall (Brandy With a Twist) in 9:42. Rating: *
Changes for Brandy McDonald: OVR + 2.79, XP + 444.27, no notable damage
Changes for Devil's Delight: OVR -0.85, XP + 111.07, minor damage to head

Otto von Schwarz (1-2, OVR 459) vs. Yoshii Nakamatsu (2-1, OVR 457)
HARDCORE MATCH


The show, already mediocre by most standards, ended on a sour, low-energy note. There was no real rhythm to this match, and it showed as most fans actually turned the show off before the end of the match happened. All they missed was Nakamatsu dropping von Schwarz with an Emperor’s Fall to put one of the worst RRW shows in history to a merciful end.

Yoshii Nakamatsu (3-1) def. Otto von Schwarz (1-3) via Pinfall (Emperor’s Fall) in 12:48. Rating: *
Changes for Yoshii Nakamatsu: OVR + 2.91, XP + 445.63, minor damage to head
Changes for Otto von Schwarz: OVR -0.89, XP + 94.70, moderate damage to head


Most other weeks, the European Rules bout would be considered the Match of the Night by RRW rules: it was tied for the highest rated match and it was longer than any other match it’s tied in ratings for. However, in his role as spokesman for the Duke of Clarence, Commissioner Will Prydor would go on the record after the show to say that due to the poor showings by the entire roster, with no match even reaching three stars, no Match of the Night awards would be handed out this week.



-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

DIVISION STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 4 OF 16

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE


RED DIVISION
1. Mel O'Hallister: 3-1, ATV 10:17, (AMR 2.000), OVR 411.6
2. Jun Onoo: 1-3, ATV 14:30, (AMR 1.750), OVR 437.76
3. Otto von Schwarz: 1-3, ATV 21:34, (AMR 2.000), OVR 457.7
4. Sven Ulafsson: 0-4, ATV 0:00, (AMR 1.500), OVR 432.76

YELLOW DIVISION
1. Markus Clay: 3-1, ATV 11:37, (AMR 2.000), OVR 453.13
2. Brian Blackfield: 3-1, ATV 18:53, (AMR 1.750), OVR 459.78
3. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 3-1, ATV 14:37, (AMR 1.750), OVR 459.86
4. Elyssa Anderson: 1-3, ATV 16:04, (AMR 2.500), OVR 433.23

BLUE DIVISION
1. Faarooq Mahal Jr.: 4-0, ATV 15:21, (AMR 1.250), OVR 413.32
2. Lance Heartilly: 3-1, ATV 15:49, (AMR 2.000), OVR 455.98
3. Hailey Carmichael: 2-2, ATV 18:06, (AMR 1.750), OVR 445.93
4. Indigo Rose: 1-3, ATV 15:33, (AMR 1.250), OVR 422.92

WHITE DIVISION
1. George Mastachas: 3-1, ATV 16:27, (AMR 2.000), OVR 412.82
2. Eugene Nagata: 2-2, ATV 16:36, (AMR 1.500), OVR 431.88
3. Brandy McDonald: 2-2, ATV 12:15, (AMR 1.750), OVR 460.25
4. Terrance Stevens: 1-3, ATV 12:23, (AMR 1.750), OVR 444.67

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE

GREEN DIVISION
1. Daniel Simmons: 3-1, ATV 15:37 (AMR 2.000), OVR 462.91
2. Lord Robert Abernathy: 2-2, ATV 30:40 (AMR 1.500), OVR 457.25
3. Glenn Knight: 1-3, ATV 12:55 (AMR 2.250), OVR 451.18
4. Devil's Delight: 0-4, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.500), OVR 398.11

ORANGE DIVISION
1. Billy Norris: 4-0, ATV 12:02 (AMR 2.000), OVR 466.89
2. El Tornado: 2-2, ATV 14:18 (AMR 1.750), OVR 440.34
3. Pulsar: 2-2, ATV 14:27 (AMR 2.500), OVR 464.16
4. Sterling Silver: 1-3, ATV 10:19 (AMR 2.000), OVR 424.58

PURPLE DIVISION
1. Jack Braddock: 3-1, ATV 12:40 (AMR 1.750), OVR 458.84
2. Diamond Steel: 2-2, ATV 12:50 (AMR 2.250), OVR 447.1
3. Angela Wassermann: 2-2, ATV 19:45 (AMR 1.250), OVR 406
4. Vladimir Chavinski: 2-2, ATV 20:12 (AMR 1.750), OVR 433.89

BLACK DIVISION
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 4-0, ATV 17:08 (AMR 2.000), OVR 460.86
2. Hans Nitschke: 2-2, ATV 16:38 (AMR 2.000), OVR 408.95
3. Blood River: 1-3, ATV 11:02 (AMR 2.250), OVR 434.84
4. Jimmy Anarchy: 0-4, ATV 0:00 (AMR 2.250), OVR 419.05


PREDICTION CONTEST AFTER WEEK 3
1. Projecthalaxy: 27 + 7 = 34
1. Do not even ask: 26 + 8 = 34
3. Senerio: 24 + 7 = 31
4. sk: 14


WEEK FIVE LINEUP

CAGE MATCH: Indigo Rose (1-3, OVR 423) vs. Eugene Nagata (2-2, OVR 432)
ORANGE DIVISION: Billy Norris (4-0, OVR 467) vs. Sterling Silver (1-3, OVR 425)
RED DIVISION HARDCORE MATCH: Jun Onoo (1-3, OVR 438) vs. Sven Ulafsson (0-4, OVR 433)
RED DIVISION: Otto von Schwarz (1-3, OVR 458) vs. Mel O'Hallister (3-1, OVR 412)
ORANGE DIVISION: Pulsar (2-2, OVR 464) vs. El Tornado (2-2, OVR 440)
Lance Heartilly (3-1, OVR 456) vs. Blood River (1-3, OVR 435)
HARDCORE MATCH: Yoshii Nakamatsu (3-1, OVR 460) vs. Diamond Steel (2-2, OVR 447)
Lord Robert Abernathy (2-2, OVR 457) vs. Angela Wassermann (2-2, OVR 406)
Hans Nitschke (2-2, OVR 409) vs. Devil's Delight (0-4, OVR 398)
Elyssa Anderson (1-3, OVR 433) vs. Jack Braddock (3-1, OVR 459)
Terrance Stevens (1-3, OVR 445) vs. Daniel Simmons (3-1, OVR 463)
Hailey Carmichael (2-2, OVR 446) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-4, OVR 419)
George Mastachas (3-1, OVR 413) vs. Glenn Knight (1-3, OVR 451)
Markus Clay (3-1, OVR 453) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (2-2, OVR 434)
Faarooq Mahal Jr. (4-0, OVR 413) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (4-0, OVR 461)
Brandy McDonald (2-2, OVR 460) vs. Brian Blackfield (3-1, OVR 460)

Matchup notes:
Norris 3-0 Silver
Onoo 2-0 Ulafsson
von Schwartz 0-1 O’Hallister
Pulsar 2-0 Tornado

I Before E
Jul 2, 2012

Two as


Oh wow the cage match is going first?

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





CAGE MATCH: Indigo Rose (1-3, OVR 423) vs. Eugene Nagata (2-2, OVR 432)
ORANGE DIVISION: Billy Norris (4-0, OVR 467) vs. Sterling Silver (1-3, OVR 425)
RED DIVISION HARDCORE MATCH: Jun Onoo (1-3, OVR 438) vs. Sven Ulafsson (0-4, OVR 433)
RED DIVISION: Otto von Schwarz (1-3, OVR 458) vs. Mel O'Hallister (3-1, OVR 412)
ORANGE DIVISION: Pulsar (2-2, OVR 464) vs. El Tornado (2-2, OVR 440)
Lance Heartilly (3-1, OVR 456) vs. Blood River (1-3, OVR 435)
HARDCORE MATCH: Yoshii Nakamatsu (3-1, OVR 460) vs. Diamond Steel (2-2, OVR 447)
Lord Robert Abernathy (2-2, OVR 457) vs. Angela Wassermann (2-2, OVR 406)
Hans Nitschke (2-2, OVR 409) vs. Devil's Delight (0-4, OVR 398)
Elyssa Anderson (1-3, OVR 433) vs. Jack Braddock (3-1, OVR 459)
Terrance Stevens (1-3, OVR 445) vs. Daniel Simmons (3-1, OVR 463)
Hailey Carmichael (2-2, OVR 446) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-4, OVR 419) (duh)
George Mastachas (3-1, OVR 413) vs. Glenn Knight (1-3, OVR 451)
Markus Clay (3-1, OVR 453) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (2-2, OVR 434)
Faarooq Mahal Jr. (4-0, OVR 413) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (4-0, OVR 461)
Brandy McDonald (2-2, OVR 460) vs. Brian Blackfield (3-1, OVR 460)

Do not even ask
Apr 8, 2008

I'll be busting the moves and I'll be busting the rhymes, we'll be busting up laughing 'cause it's
PARTY TIME!



Eugene Nagata
Billy Norris
Jun Onoo
Otto von Schwarz
Pulsar
Lance Heartilly
Yoshii Nakamatsu
Lord Robert Abernathy
Hans Nitschke
Jack Braddock
Daniel Simmons
Hailey Carmichael
George Mastachas
Markus Clay
Reverend Johnny Gross
Brandy McDonald

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

I Before E posted:

Oh wow the cage match is going first?

First half of a season, match order is randomly set before the season even starts. Doesn’t change after gimmick bouts are determined.

It’s after the tag event that gimmick bouts are more likely to be later on a card.

projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


CAGE MATCH: Indigo Rose (1-3, OVR 423) vs. Eugene Nagata (2-2, OVR 432)
ORANGE DIVISION: Billy Norris (4-0, OVR 467) vs. Sterling Silver (1-3, OVR 425)
RED DIVISION HARDCORE MATCH: Jun Onoo (1-3, OVR 438) vs. Sven Ulafsson (0-4, OVR 433)
RED DIVISION: Otto von Schwarz (1-3, OVR 458) vs. Mel O'Hallister (3-1, OVR 412)
ORANGE DIVISION: Pulsar (2-2, OVR 464) vs. El Tornado (2-2, OVR 440)
Lance Heartilly (3-1, OVR 456) vs. Blood River (1-3, OVR 435)
HARDCORE MATCH: Yoshii Nakamatsu (3-1, OVR 460) vs. Diamond Steel (2-2, OVR 447)
Lord Robert Abernathy (2-2, OVR 457) vs. Angela Wassermann (2-2, OVR 406)
Hans Nitschke (2-2, OVR 409) vs. Devil's Delight (0-4, OVR 398)
Elyssa Anderson (1-3, OVR 433) vs. Jack Braddock (3-1, OVR 459)
Terrance Stevens (1-3, OVR 445) vs. Daniel Simmons (3-1, OVR 463)
Hailey Carmichael (2-2, OVR 446) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-4, OVR 419)
George Mastachas (3-1, OVR 413) vs. Glenn Knight (1-3, OVR 451)
Markus Clay (3-1, OVR 453) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (2-2, OVR 434)
Faarooq Mahal Jr. (4-0, OVR 413) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (4-0, OVR 461)
Brandy McDonald (2-2, OVR 460) vs. Brian Blackfield (3-1, OVR 460)

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Indigo Rose (1-3, OVR 423) vs. Eugene Nagata (2-2, OVR 432)
CAGE MATCH


This match was decent, if maybe a bit lacking in ring psychology. Nagata made it a focal point of his offense to attempt his Nagata Special on nearly chance he got, while Rose was content to hit her Blood From a Rose and then try to escape, always to no success. Though she did get Nagata to bleed during the bout, her unwillingness to attempt her finisher to weaken Nagata would be her undoing. After four successful Nagata Specials (and six unsuccessful ones), Eugene finally hit the Nagata Knockout and climbed out of the cage to secure the win in our opening bout of the night.

Eugene Nagata (3-2) def. Indigo Rose (1-4) via Cage Escape (Nagata Knockout) in 17:11. Rating: **
Changes for Eugene Nagata: OVR + 4.37, XP + 415.01, minor damage to head
Changes for Indigo Rose: OVR + 0.69, XP + 122.06, moderate damage to head

Billy Norris (4-0, OVR 467) vs. Sterling Silver (1-3, OVR 425)
ORANGE DIVISION


This match was entertaining to most of the viewing audience, but as is usual the “almighty” Maven Deltzer saw fit to pick it apart for a lack of a heat-building sequence, no sustained hope spots or comebacks, and a lack of psychology on Silver’s part for not trying to win hard enough.

In Silver’s defense, she was rocked early by a dropkick that connected flush and her head bounced awkwardly off the mat on impact. Despite seeming a step slow the rest of the match, she still fought tooth-and-nail with Norris, avoiding his Down Under Disaster on a couple of occasions and nearly stealing a pinfall twice from it. When she didn’t attempt the same on the third miss, and instead went to a rest hold, it was easier to tell that she was running on limited capacity. She would not go up top for her finisher, maybe subconsciously knowing that was asking for trouble, and a fourth attempt at the Down Under Disaster finally connected. Norris remains undefeated on the season, while after the show it was determined that Silver did not, in fact, suffer the seventh concussion of her career, but came drat close to it instead.

Billy Norris (5-0) def. Sterling Silver (1-4) via Pinfall (Down Under Disaster) in 16:58. Rating: **
Changes for Billy Norris: OVR + 4.36, XP + 488.14, minor damage to head and body
Changes for Sterling Silver: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.04, moderate damage to head

Jun Onoo (1-3, OVR 438) vs. Sven Ulafsson (0-4, OVR 433)
RED DIVISION HARDCORE MATCH


This was a straight hoss-off, with both men completely gassed before nine minutes had elapsed. There weren’t many holds exchange here, just strikes and impacts with suplexes, backbreakers, and the like. U;afsson got an early advantage with a Nordic Backbreaker, and things seemed to be on the upswing for him until Onoo escaped a powerbomb attempt and sent Sven to the outside with a strong charging forearm. Onoo introduced a table into the match, attempting to powerbomb Ulafsson through it, but Sven fought back and eventually made Jun feel the wrath of the table by DDTing him through it. As if that wasn’t enough, Sven then pulled a chair out onto the ringside mats and dropped Onoo right on top of it with a Pure Power to handily claim victory in a hard-hitting encounter.

Sven Ulafsson (1-4) def. Jun Onoo (1-4) via Pinfall (Pure Power onto a chair) in 17:45. Rating: 2**
Changes for Sven Ulafsson: OVR + 4.41, XP + 488.52, minor damage to head
Changes for Jun Onoo: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.13, minor damage to head and body

/ Otto von Schwarz (1-3, OVR 458) vs. Mel O'Hallister (3-1, OVR 412)
RED DIVISION


Tess Bradenbury: Our next match should keep the action up in the ring, and not in front of us like the last match!

Johnny Tyler: Yeah, you’d think they’ve never heard of social distancing!

Tess Bradenbury: Johnny, you do realize it’s hard to wrestle at a distance, right?

Johnny Tyler: I dunno, there’s these drat things called e-feds nowadays, whatever those are. That sounds like wrestling at a distance to me.

Tess Bradenbury:

Johnny Tyler: What?

Tess Bradenbury: Moving on…up next is a Red Division bout, as last season’s Red Division champ, Otto von Schwarz, faces the newcomer and current division leader Mel O’Hallister.

Johnny Tyler: This is a rematch from earlier in the season, right?

Tess Bradenbury: Indeed. Just two weeks ago, O’Hallister won in about twelve and a half minutes. Otto is surely looking for revenge tonight.

Johnny Tyler: Tess, I know the adage in wrestling is “a good big man will always beat a great small man,” but if O’Hallister pulls this off a second time we may be needing to coin a new phrase!

Tess Bradenbury: We’ll find out soon enough, as both men are in the ring. The bell sounds, and we are underway!

quote:

(00:14) O'Hallister applied a Side Headlock
(00:23) von Schwarz avoided a Running Clothesline.
(00:26) von Schwarz hit a Handshake Sucker Punch
(00:29) von Schwarz hit a Handshake Kick To Gut
(00:32) von Schwarz hit a Bell Clap
(00:36) von Schwarz hit an Eye Poke
(00:39) von Schwarz hit a Forearm Blow
(00:46) von Schwarz hit a Toss To Corner
(00:53) von Schwarz hit a Corner Elbow
(01:02) O'Hallister very easily avoided a Corner Forearm Blow.
(01:09) O'Hallister hit a Turnbuckle Smash
(01:13) O'Hallister hit an Eye Poke
(01:13) The referee warned O'Hallister
(01:20) O'Hallister applied a Standing Arm Bar
(01:36) O'Hallister applied a Top Wrist Lock To Hammerlock Roll
(01:56) O'Hallister applied a Rear Chinlock
(02:00) O'Hallister hit a Legdrop
(02:04) O'Hallister hit a Stomp
(02:08) O'Hallister hit a Fist Drop
(02:12) O'Hallister hit an Elbow Drop
(02:18) O'Hallister picked up von Schwarz
(02:25) O'Hallister applied a Standing Arm Bar
(02:39) O'Hallister applied a Cravate
(02:43) O'Hallister hit a Begging Off Eye Poke
(02:46) O'Hallister hit a Punch
(02:50) von Schwarz broke a Front Facelock
(02:54) von Schwarz hit a Face Rake
(02:57) von Schwarz hit a Begging Off Sucker Punch
(03:01) von Schwarz hit an Eye Poke
(03:04) von Schwarz hit a Punch
(03:07) von Schwarz hit a Bell Clap
(03:11) von Schwarz hit a Begging Off Eye Poke
(03:15) von Schwarz hit an Eye Poke
(03:19) von Schwarz hurt himself with a Headbutt on O'Hallister
(03:22) O'Hallister hit a Handshake Kick To Gut
(03:29) O'Hallister applied a Standing Arm Bar
(03:33) O'Hallister hit an Eye Poke
(03:37) von Schwarz slipped out the front of a Spinning Arm Breaker
(03:41) von Schwarz hit an Open Handed Chop
(03:51) von Schwarz picked up O'Hallister
(03:54) von Schwarz hit a Jab Punch
(03:58) von Schwarz hit a Face Rake
(04:06) O'Hallister avoided a Kick To Gut.
(04:20) O'Hallister applied a Front Facelock
(04:27) O'Hallister hit a Knee Plant
(04:33) von Schwarz got a rope break to stop a Kneeling Cravate
(04:38) von Schwarz broke a Short Arm Back Elbow
(04:41) von Schwarz hit a Forearm Blow
(04:44) von Schwarz hit a Bell Clap
(04:48) von Schwarz hit a Face Rake
(05:08) von Schwarz applied a Side Bear Hug
(05:25) von Schwarz hit a Strong Open Handed Chop
(05:32) von Schwarz hit a Legdrop To Groin
(05:36) von Schwarz hit a Stomp
(05:40) von Schwarz hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(05:44) von Schwarz hit a Stomp
(05:49) O'Hallister blocked a Big Man Stand-On
(05:56) O'Hallister very easily avoided a Big Man Stand-On.

Tess Bradenbury: Even bout to start so far, but I think Otto got caught off guard on that headbutt earlier, Johnny.

Johnny Tyler: It’s not normal for him to come off worse after a headbutt, for certain. Either O’Hallister is just that stubborn, or there’s something in the water in Ireland recently!

quote:

(06:03) von Schwarz got a rope break to stop a Cravate
(06:10) O'Hallister hit a Side Headlock Takedown
(06:14) O'Hallister hit a Fist Drop
(06:34) O'Hallister applied a Rear Chinlock
(06:41) Otto von Schwarz moved out of the way from a Running Knee Drop.
(06:46) O'Hallister broke a Rope-Assisted Choke Hold
(06:53) O'Hallister applied a Standing Arm Bar
(07:07) O'Hallister applied an Arm Wringer
(07:21) O'Hallister applied a Side Headlock
(07:31) O'Hallister hit a Short Arm Back Elbow
(07:37) Otto von Schwarz moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.
(07:50) von Schwarz hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(08:05) von Schwarz hit a Stomp Flurry
(08:09) O'Hallister blocked a Headbutt To Groin
(08:14) O'Hallister blocked a Stomp To Groin
(08:21) O'Hallister applied a Standing Arm Bar
(08:25) O'Hallister hit a Face Rake
(08:29) O'Hallister hit an Eye Poke
(08:43) O'Hallister applied a Side Headlock
(08:50) O'Hallister hit a Running Forearm Blow
(08:55) von Schwarz broke a Stomp To Groin
(09:15) von Schwarz applied a Bear Hug
(09:33) von Schwarz hit a Jab Punch
(09:37) O'Hallister slipped out the front of a Shoulder Breaker
(09:44) O'Hallister hit a Running Forearm Blow
(09:48) O'Hallister hit a Running Knee Drop
(09:55) O'Hallister hit a Knee Pull
(09:59) O'Hallister hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(10:06) Otto von Schwarz moved out of the way from a Running Knee Drop.
(10:10) von Schwarz hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(10:17) von Schwarz hit a Legdrop To Groin
(10:17) The referee warned von Schwarz
(10:27) von Schwarz hit a Big Man Stand-On
(10:34) von Schwarz picked up O'Hallister
(10:42) O'Hallister avoided a Strong Open Handed Chop.
(10:46) O'Hallister hit an Eye Poke
(10:46) The referee warned O'Hallister

Tess Bradenbury: O’Hallister needs to be careful—the ref doesn’t look like he’s playing around tonight.

Johnny Tyler: That may be, Tess, but every person is weak at the eyes. I can’t fault the guy for taking advantage like that!

Tess Bradenbury: That doesn’t shock me.

quote:

(11:00) O'Hallister applied a Side Headlock
(11:07) O'Hallister hit a DDT
(11:13) O'Hallister picked up von Schwarz from behind
(11:20) O'Hallister hit a Chop Block
(11:29) O'Hallister picked up von Schwarz
(11:35) O'Hallister hit a Low Blow
(11:35) The referee gave O'Hallister a serious telling off
(11:39) O'Hallister hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(11:43) O'Hallister hit a Running Knee Drop
(11:57) O'Hallister used a Get Up Taunt
(12:04) O'Hallister hit a Running Forearm Blow
(12:11) O'Hallister picked up von Schwarz
(12:17) O'Hallister hit a Low Blow
(12:17) The referee gave O'Hallister a final warning
(12:22) O'Hallister got a two count
(12:29) O'Hallister hit a Running Forearm Blow
(12:37) O'Hallister picked up von Schwarz from behind
(12:41) von Schwarz broke a Dream of the Emerald Isle
(12:48) von Schwarz hit a Toss To Corner
(13:06) von Schwarz hit a Corner Stomp Flurry
(13:12) von Schwarz picked up O'Hallister
(13:16) von Schwarz hit an Eye Poke
(13:16) The referee warned von Schwarz
(13:20) von Schwarz hit a Knife Edge Chop
(13:25) O'Hallister fought back against being picked up from behind
(13:29) von Schwarz broke a DDT
(13:36) von Schwarz hit a Toss To Corner
(13:43) von Schwarz hit a Corner Open Handed Chop
(14:01) von Schwarz hit a Corner Ten Punch
(14:08) O'Hallister wasn't hurt by a Turnbuckle Smash
(14:28) von Schwarz applied a Side Bear Hug
(14:50) von Schwarz hit a Strong Charging Forearm

Tess Bradenbury: O’Hallister takes a tumble to the outside! Doesn’t look like Schwarz is going to go after him, though. Hans Meyer at ringside appears to be gesturing for the big man to stay in the ring, as well.

Johnny Tyler: I didn’t know you spoke German, Tess.

Tess Bradenbury: Very little. I was going by the movement of Meyer’s arms, actually.

Johnny Tyler: …hmmm. Good point. Otto’s been breathing hard the last couple of minutes as well; a breather is just what he needed in order to prepare to finish the match!

quote:

(15:15) O'Hallister countered a Low Blow with a Throat Thrust
(15:19) O'Hallister hit an Eye Poke
(15:26) O'Hallister hit a DDT
(15:41) O'Hallister hit a Stomp Flurry
(15:45) O'Hallister hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(15:52) O'Hallister picked up von Schwarz
(15:59) O'Hallister hit a DDT
(16:06) O'Hallister used a Slit Throat Motion
(16:15) O'Hallister picked up von Schwarz from behind
(16:20) von Schwarz broke a Dream of the Emerald Isle
(16:27) von Schwarz hit a Running Forearm Blow
(16:31) O'Hallister blocked a Stomp To Groin
(16:41) von Schwarz hit a Big Man Stand-On
(16:48) von Schwarz hit a Legdrop To Groin
(16:48) The referee warned von Schwarz
(17:01) von Schwarz hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(17:07) von Schwarz picked up O'Hallister
(17:10) O'Hallister countered a Powerbomb with a Punch
(17:15) von Schwarz broke a DDT
(17:21) von Schwarz hit a Strong Open Handed Chop
(17:31) Mel O'Hallister moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.
(17:46) O'Hallister hit a Stomp Flurry
(17:50) O'Hallister hit a Measured Knee Drop
(17:57) O'Hallister used a Slit Throat Motion
(18:03) O'Hallister used a Face Rib Taunt
(18:16) O'Hallister used a Stalk Grounded Enemy
(18:26) O'Hallister hit a Short Arm Back Elbow
(18:32) O'Hallister used a Slit Throat Motion
(18:36) O'Hallister hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(18:43) O'Hallister picked up von Schwarz from behind
(18:53) Mel O'Hallister grabs von Schwarz by the head...and a quick move to the mat later, von Schwarz experiences the Dream of the Emerald Isle!

Tess Bradenbury: Shades of two weeks ago! O’Hallister into the cover…one…two…three! This one is over, folks!

Johnny Tyler: I still think it’s too early to tell, but this O’Hallister guy may be a contender at the end of the season!

Tess Bradenbury: Given that he now holds a three-match lead over everyone else in the division, Johnny, you may be right!

Mel O'Hallister (4-1) def. Otto von Schwarz (1-4) via Pinfall (Dream of the Emerald Isle) in 18:58. Rating: ***
Changes for Mel O'Hallister: OVR + 5.79, XP + 604.86, minor damage to body
Changes for Otto von Schwarz: OVR + 0.8, XP + 176.35, moderate damage to head
This was the Match of the Night (2 [2 this season] for Mel O'Hallister, 5 [2 this season] for Otto von Schwarz)

Pulsar (2-2, OVR 464) vs. El Tornado (2-2, OVR 440)
ORANGE DIVISION


So, how do you follow the Match of the Night? In RRW, apparently with a near-squash. Pulsar controlled most of this short bout. Tornado got a brief hope spot in near the end but otherwise this was pure dominance by Pulsar, who remained unbeaten against Tornado in RRW.

Pulsar (3-2) def. El Tornado (2-3) via Pinfall (Zodiac Implosion) in 8:19. Rating: **
Changes for Pulsar: OVR + 3.87, XP + 483.99, no notable damage
Changes for El Tornado: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.00, minor damage to head and body

Lance Heartilly (3-1, OVR 456) vs. Blood River (1-3, OVR 435)

This match was rated better than most would have given it any right to be rated. For the first half of the match, it looked like this was Heartilly’s match to lose. He dominated the first eight and a half minutes of the bout, steadily preparing River for Heartilly’s patented Arm Breaker. River had it scouted, though, and used the ropes to get away from the hold, blocked a swinging neckbreaker, and started slowly fighting his way into the match. It took about seven minutes, and fending off a couple of Heartilly comebacks, before River was able stun Heartilly long enough to get to the top rope. One Crimson Regret, and four seconds later, River had stunned the reigning RRW Champion with what many would consider a huge upset!

Blood River (2-3) def. Lance Heartilly (3-2) via Pinfall (Crimson Regret) in 15:47. Rating: ***
Changes for Blood River: OVR + 5.56, XP + 448.98, no notable damage
Changes for Lance Heartilly: OVR + 0.77, XP + 132.05, minor damage to head

Yoshii Nakamatsu (3-1, OVR 460) vs. Diamond Steel (2-2, OVR 447)
HARDCORE MATCH


Unlike the first hardcore bout of the evening, this one never left the ring. It was in danger of being a near-squash in Steel’s favor until Nakamatsu managed to get out of the way of an All Out Blitz. He spent the remainder of the match carefully wearing Steel down, and weathering any further comebacks she would throw at him, until at last he could connect with an Emperor’s Fall to take the victor over his larger opponent.

Yoshii Nakamatsu (4-1) def. Diamond Steel (2-3) via Pinfall (Emperor’s Fall) in 16:26. Rating: **
Changes for Yoshii Nakamatsu: OVR + 4.33, XP + 487.89, minor damage to head
Changes for Diamond Steel: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.97, minor damage to head

Lord Robert Abernathy (2-2, OVR 457) vs. Angela Wassermann (2-2, OVR 406)

A decent enough match, hard-hitting and grueling for all of the 23 or so minutes it went. Back and forth, for the most part, with Wassermann showing the first signs of going for a finisher early. Abernathy, himself not an amateur when it comes to submission holds, had her Cross Arm breaker scouted well and avoided it on several occasions, while at the same time failing to apply God Save the Queen to Wassermann. His attempts at Shatterfall were also for naught as Wassermann seemed to sense when it was coming. In the end, Abernathy was more stubborn than most would give him credit for, as it took two applications of Wassermann’s Cross Arm Breaker to finally force the nobleman to tap out before his elbow wound up dislocated. In a just universe, this would have been rated higher than it was, but alas, we live in 2020. We are not allowed to have nice things. (Gameplay note: The Cross Arm Breaker was a 93.5% chance to finish both times it was applied. Abernathy just got the lucky 6.5% on the first go.)

Angela Wassermann (3-2) def. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-3) via Submission (Cross Arm Breaker) in 22:56. Rating: **
Changes for Angela Wassermann: OVR + 4.70, XP + 491.01, minor damage to head and body
Changes for Lord Robert Abernathy: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.75, major damage to head, minor damage to arms

Hans Nitschke (2-2, OVR 409) vs. Devil's Delight (0-4, OVR 398)

The only thing that saved this from being a one-star squash match was a three-minute hope spot for Delight that came far too late to make a difference. Otherwise, as most pundits had predicted from the jump, this was Nitschke’s bout to win and he did so in somewhat easy fashion.

Hans Nitschke (3-2) def. Devil's Delight (0-5) via Pinfall (Euthanasia Driver) in 12:47. Rating: **
Changes for Hans Nitschke: OVR + 4.12, XP + 413.22, no notable damage
Changes for Devil's Delight: OVR -0.07, XP + 103.30, minor damage to head and body

Elyssa Anderson (1-3, OVR 433) vs. Jack Braddock (3-1, OVR 459)

This match was the first time that the author can recall in RRW where the ref was not taken out by a reversed Irish Whip. Instead, it happened when Braddock went for a Jack Attack, Anderson dodged, and the ref ate the right hook to the ribs that was Braddock’s usual opening salvo in the Jack Attack. The two brawled some more for most of the three minutes that the ref was trying to catch his breath, but the match itself ended in controversy. In a desperation attempt, Anderson tried to beg off from Braddock, but lured him into a low blow, and rolled up Braddock. After a count that would make one in another Paint picture meme spanning history seem like child’s play—you know the one at a certain 19th “showcase of the immortals” in a parallel universe—the ref managed to hit three. Elyssa Anderson leaves the match having figuratively stolen the win from under Braddock’s nose! (Gameplay note: the Begging Off Low Blow starts at 33.3% chance to win. After the modifiers, including a 40% loss because the referee was still knocked loopy, the final outcome was 22% even to finish.)

Elyssa Anderson (2-3) def. Jack Braddock (3-2) via Pinfall (Begging Off Low Blow) in 14:19. Rating: **
Changes for Elyssa Anderson: OVR + 4.21, XP + 486.87, minor damage to head
Changes for Jack Braddock: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.72, minor damage to head and body

Terrance Stevens (1-3, OVR 445) vs. Daniel Simmons (3-1, OVR 463)

Nothing of much interest here; Simmons controlled most of the match and despite a brief comeback by Stevens it wasn’t nearly enough. Simmons wins via his ankle lock submission in an otherwise painfully average match.

Daniel Simmons (4-1) def. Terrance Stevens (1-4) via Submission (Quitting Time) in 16:15. Rating: **
Changes for Daniel Simmons: OVR + 4.32, XP + 487.80, no notable damage
Changes for Terrance Stevens: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.95, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body

Hailey Carmichael (2-2, OVR 446) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-4, OVR 419)

Oof. This one is best avoided if you go to watch it on demand down the road. A fairly ugly match with no real flow to it, it went much longer than most would have liked and ended when Carmichael finally managed to get the submission in what otherwise would have been a competitive bout if one went by the numbers.

Hailey Carmichael (3-2) def. Jimmy Anarchy (0-5) via Submission (#NoFilter) in 17:04. Rating: *
Changes for Hailey Carmichael: OVR + 3.08, XP + 380.38, no notable damage
Changes for Jimmy Anarchy: OVR -0.94, XP + 111.88, minor damage to head

George Mastachas (3-1, OVR 413) vs. Glenn Knight (1-3, OVR 451)

This one, while close and competitive, was over in a hurry. Both men hit some of their hardest shots, but in the end it was the Greek native who stunned Knight with an Implant DDT and got a clear pin with no controversial “kickout just after three” moment. (Gameplay note: the roll to win was an 8 out of 1000. So basically a critical hit if we’re playing D&D.) Mastachas continues an impressive debut season, while last season’s runner-up is quickly becoming in danger of being a mere afterthought just five weeks into the new campaign.

George Mastachas (4-1) def. Glenn Knight (1-4) via Pinfall (Implant DDT) in 9:44. Rating: **
Changes for George Mastachas: OVR + 3.95, XP + 484.67, no notable damage
Changes for Glenn Knight: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.17, minor damage to head

Markus Clay (3-1, OVR 453) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (2-2, OVR 434)

Chavinski tried his damnedest to finish the fight in under five minutes, going full-tilt at Clay from the opening bell. However, before even the first round of an MMA fight would be over, Vladimir was gassed out, and Clay would take advantage. Barring a few small strings of Chavinski offense, the next ten minutes would belong to Clay, who busted Chavinski open eight minutes into the bout, made the laceration worse a couple of time, and spent three minutes just beating down Chavinski instead of going for his finisher…which Clay eventually wound up doing anyway to earn the victory.

Markus Clay (4-1) def. Vladimir Chavinski (2-3) via Pinfall (Johannesburg Express) in 15:12. Rating: **
Changes for Markus Clay: OVR + 4.26, XP + 487.30, no notable damage
Changes for Vladimir Chavinski: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.82, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body

Faarooq Mahal Jr. (4-0, OVR 413) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (4-0, OVR 461)

The OP knows he’s made the comment in this post already about a just universe. Here’s a second instance of it—this should have been a Match of the Night contender but once again Maven Deltzer proves the IWC right. This was a rather competitive bout, with no real sustained stretches of offense until about thirteen minutes in. Reverend Gross forced FMJ to Kneel Before God several times, but couldn’t manage to get him to Come to Jesus. After the third attempt at the submission was thwarted due to a rope break, FMJ found a second wind and started asserting control at eighteen minutes into the bout. FMJ was unable to lock in the Full Metal Jacket (once again, the ropes were the opponent’s best friend), and his one attempt at the Maharaja Clip went for naught as well. Gross hit another Kneel Before God, was again unable to lock in Come to Jesus, and Mahal would manage to just barely get his Full Metal Jacket locked in and maneuver Gross back towards the center of the ring. The Right Reverend finally tapped, and FMJ escaped this battle of submission finishers with the victory.

Faarooq Mahal Jr. (5-0) def. Reverend Johnny Gross (4-1) via Submission (Full Metal Jacket) in 25:02. Rating: **
Changes for Faarooq Mahal Jr.: OVR + 4.82, XP + 492.02, moderate damage to head
Changes for Reverend Johnny Gross: OVR -0.09, XP + 123.00, minor damage to head and body

Brandy McDonald (2-2, OVR 460) vs. Brian Blackfield (3-1, OVR 460)

In an interview earlier in the week, McDonald admitted that she was approaching this match as if it were a two-out-of-three falls match, and she was already down a fall. When asked for clarification, she responded, “Because Blackfield has that ability to shrug off impacts that most people can’t. I know one Brandy With a Twist isn’t going to be enough. I’m going to need a second one to keep him down if I can weather the storm.”

It turns out she wouldn’t need it. She took control from the opening bell, barely took any offense from Blackfield, and ended the match in a visually effective manner by rolling through an arm wringer, going to the ropes out of the roll, and drilling Blackfield with a Spear. She got lucky and drove the wind out of Blackfield on impact, and three seconds later, the worry about the inevitable adrenaline rush would be for naught. For this night, at least, McDonald looked to be back on her Season One form. (Gameplay note: Chance to Win for the Spear in this case was 22%.)

Brandy McDonald (3-2) def. Brian Blackfield (3-2) via Pinfall (Spear) in 8:58. Rating: **
Changes for Brandy McDonald: OVR + 3.91, XP + 484.30, no notable damage
Changes for Brian Blackfield: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.08, no notable damage

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DIVISION STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 5 OF 16

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE


RED DIVISION
1. Mel O'Hallister: 4-1, ATV 12:27, (AMR 2.200), OVR 417.39
2. Jun Onoo: 1-4, ATV 14:30, (AMR 1.800), OVR 437.68
3. Sven Ulafsson: 1-4, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.600), OVR 437.17
4. Otto von Schwarz: 1-4, ATV 21:34, (AMR 2.200), OVR 458.50

YELLOW DIVISION
1. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 4-1, ATV 15:04, (AMR 1.800), OVR 464.19
2. Markus Clay: 4-1, ATV 12:31, (AMR 2.000), OVR 457.39
3. Brian Blackfield: 3-2, ATV 18:53, (AMR 1.800), OVR 459.71
4. Elyssa Anderson: 2-3, ATV 15:12, (AMR 2.400), OVR 437.44

BLUE DIVISION
1. Faarooq Mahal Jr.: 5-0, ATV 17:17, (AMR 1.400), OVR 418.14
2. Lance Heartilly: 3-2, ATV 15:49, (AMR 2.200), OVR 456.75
3. Hailey Carmichael: 3-2, ATV 17:46, (AMR 1.600), OVR 449.01
4. Indigo Rose: 1-4, ATV 15:33, (AMR 1.400), OVR 423.61

WHITE DIVISION
1. George Mastachas: 4-1, ATV 14:46, (AMR 2.000), OVR 416.77
2. Eugene Nagata: 3-2, ATV 16:48, (AMR 1.600), OVR 436.25
3. Brandy McDonald: 3-2, ATV 11:09, (AMR 1.800), OVR 464.16
4. Terrance Stevens: 1-4, ATV 12:23, (AMR 1.800), OVR 444.59

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE

GREEN DIVISION
1. Daniel Simmons: 4-1, ATV 15:46 (AMR 2.000), OVR 467.23
2. Lord Robert Abernathy: 2-3, ATV 30:40 (AMR 1.600), OVR 457.17
3. Glenn Knight: 1-4, ATV 12:55 (AMR 2.200), OVR 451.11
4. Devil's Delight: 0-5, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.600), OVR 398.04

ORANGE DIVISION
1. Billy Norris: 5-0, ATV 13:01 (AMR 2.000), OVR 471.25
2. Pulsar: 3-2, ATV 12:24 (AMR 2.400), OVR 468.03
3. El Tornado: 2-3, ATV 14:18 (AMR 1.800), OVR 440.27
4. Sterling Silver: 1-4, ATV 10:19 (AMR 2.000), OVR 424.5

PURPLE DIVISION
1. Jack Braddock: 3-2, ATV 12:40 (AMR 1.800), OVR 458.77
2. Angela Wassermann: 3-2, ATV 20:48 (AMR 1.400), OVR 410.70
3. Diamond Steel: 2-3, ATV 12:50 (AMR 2.200), OVR 447.02
4. Vladimir Chavinski: 2-3, ATV 20:12 (AMR 1.800), OVR 433.81

BLACK DIVISION
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 4-1, ATV 17:08 (AMR 2.000), OVR 460.77
2. Hans Nitschke: 3-2, ATV 15:21 (AMR 2.000), OVR 413.07
3. Blood River: 2-3, ATV 13:25 (AMR 2.400), OVR 440.40
4. Jimmy Anarchy: 0-5, ATV 0:00 (AMR 2.000), OVR 418.11

PREDICTION CONTEST AFTER WEEK 5
1. Do not even ask: 34 + 10 = 44
2. Projecthalaxy: 34 + 7 = 41
3. Senerio: 31 + 9 = 40
4. sk: 14


WEEK SIX LINEUP

RED DIVISION: Otto von Schwarz (1-4, OVR 459) vs. Sven Ulafsson (1-4, OVR 437)
Eugene Nagata (3-2, OVR 436) vs. Glenn Knight (1-4, OVR 451)
HARDCORE MATCH: Terrance Stevens (1-4, OVR 445) vs. Devil's Delight (0-5, OVR 398)
BLACK DIVISION: Reverend Johnny Gross (4-1, OVR 461) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-5, OVR 418)
Markus Clay (4-1, OVR 457) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-2, OVR 411)
ORANGE DIVISION LAST ONE STANDING MATCH: Billy Norris (5-0, OVR 471) vs. El Tornado (2-3, OVR 440)
RED DIVISION: Jun Onoo (1-4, OVR 438) vs. Mel O'Hallister (4-1, OVR 417)
ORANGE DIVISION: Pulsar (3-2, OVR 468) vs. Sterling Silver (1-4, OVR 425)
Yoshii Nakamatsu (4-1, OVR 464) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (2-3, OVR 434)
Brian Blackfield (3-2, OVR 460) vs. Jack Braddock (3-2, OVR 459)
SUBMISSION MATCH: Brandy McDonald (3-2, OVR 464) vs. Daniel Simmons (4-1, OVR 467)
BLUE DIVISION: Lance Heartilly (3-2, OVR 457) vs. Indigo Rose (1-4, OVR 424)
BLUE DIVISION: Hailey Carmichael (3-2, OVR 449) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (5-0, OVR 418)
George Mastachas (4-1, OVR 417) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-3, OVR 457)
LAST ONE STANDING MATCH: Elyssa Anderson (2-3, OVR 437) vs. Diamond Steel (2-3, OVR 447)
BLACK DIVISION HARDCORE MATCH: Blood River (2-3, OVR 440) vs. Hans Nitschke (3-2, OVR 413)


Matchup notes:
von Schwarz 1-1 Ulafsson
Gross 2-0 Anarchy
Norris 1-1 Tornado
Pulsar 1-1 Silver
Heartilly 2-0 Rose

projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


RED DIVISION: Otto von Schwarz (1-4, OVR 459) vs. Sven Ulafsson (1-4, OVR 437)
Eugene Nagata (3-2, OVR 436) vs. Glenn Knight (1-4, OVR 451)
HARDCORE MATCH: Terrance Stevens (1-4, OVR 445) vs. Devil's Delight (0-5, OVR 398)
BLACK DIVISION: Reverend Johnny Gross (4-1, OVR 461) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-5, OVR 418)
Markus Clay (4-1, OVR 457) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-2, OVR 411)
ORANGE DIVISION LAST ONE STANDING MATCH: Billy Norris (5-0, OVR 471) vs. El Tornado (2-3, OVR 440)
RED DIVISION: Jun Onoo (1-4, OVR 438) vs. Mel O'Hallister (4-1, OVR 417)
ORANGE DIVISION: Pulsar (3-2, OVR 468) vs. Sterling Silver (1-4, OVR 425)
Yoshii Nakamatsu (4-1, OVR 464) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (2-3, OVR 434)
Brian Blackfield (3-2, OVR 460) vs. Jack Braddock (3-2, OVR 459)
SUBMISSION MATCH: Brandy McDonald (3-2, OVR 464) vs. Daniel Simmons (4-1, OVR 467)
BLUE DIVISION: Lance Heartilly (3-2, OVR 457) vs. Indigo Rose (1-4, OVR 424)
BLUE DIVISION: Hailey Carmichael (3-2, OVR 449) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (5-0, OVR 418)
George Mastachas (4-1, OVR 417) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-3, OVR 457)
LAST ONE STANDING MATCH: Elyssa Anderson (2-3, OVR 437) vs. Diamond Steel (2-3, OVR 447)
BLACK DIVISION HARDCORE MATCH: Blood River (2-3, OVR 440) vs. Hans Nitschke (3-2, OVR 413)

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





RED DIVISION: Otto von Schwarz (1-4, OVR 459) vs. Sven Ulafsson (1-4, OVR 437)
Eugene Nagata (3-2, OVR 436) vs. Glenn Knight (1-4, OVR 451)
HARDCORE MATCH: Terrance Stevens (1-4, OVR 445) vs. Devil's Delight (0-5, OVR 398)
BLACK DIVISION: Reverend Johnny Gross (4-1, OVR 461) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-5, OVR 418)
Markus Clay (4-1, OVR 457) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-2, OVR 411)
ORANGE DIVISION LAST ONE STANDING MATCH: Billy Norris (5-0, OVR 471) vs. El Tornado (2-3, OVR 440)
RED DIVISION: Jun Onoo (1-4, OVR 438) vs. Mel O'Hallister (4-1, OVR 417)
ORANGE DIVISION: Pulsar (3-2, OVR 468) vs. Sterling Silver (1-4, OVR 425)
Yoshii Nakamatsu (4-1, OVR 464) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (2-3, OVR 434)
Brian Blackfield (3-2, OVR 460) vs. Jack Braddock (3-2, OVR 459)
SUBMISSION MATCH: Brandy McDonald (3-2, OVR 464) vs. Daniel Simmons (4-1, OVR 467)
BLUE DIVISION: Lance Heartilly (3-2, OVR 457) vs. Indigo Rose (1-4, OVR 424)
BLUE DIVISION: Hailey Carmichael (3-2, OVR 449) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (5-0, OVR 418) (duh)
George Mastachas (4-1, OVR 417) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-3, OVR 457)
LAST ONE STANDING MATCH: Elyssa Anderson (2-3, OVR 437) vs. Diamond Steel (2-3, OVR 447)
BLACK DIVISION HARDCORE MATCH: Blood River (2-3, OVR 440) vs. Hans Nitschke (3-2, OVR 413)

Do not even ask
Apr 8, 2008

I'll be busting the moves and I'll be busting the rhymes, we'll be busting up laughing 'cause it's
PARTY TIME!



Otto von Schwarz
Glenn Knight
Terrance Stevens
Reverend Johnny Gross
Markus Clay
Billy Norris
Mel O'Hallister
Pulsar
Vladimir Chavinski
Brian Blackfield
Daniel Simmons
Lance Heartilly
Faarooq Mahal Jr.
Lord Robert Abernathy
Elyssa Anderson
Hans Nitschke

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

This is the first in a series of intermittent between-show posts that will shed some more light on some of the “filler characters”/NPCs that make up the RRW roster. Thought processes on character creation, inspirations, and the like will be shown here, as well as possibly some in-universe story to further flesh them out.

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BEYOND RRW: A LOOK AT THE CHARACTERS OF ROWDY RINGSPORT WRESTLING



I’m going to go against the grain a little and start with one of the newer sets of characters introduced to RRW. I know, I know…”why am I starting with essentially a jobber and her manager, especially one designed to just test a future game mechanic?” Well sometimes, the brain just starts with whatever it happens to have ideas for…

THE ORIGINS OF DEVIL’S ANGEL/DEVIL’S DELIGHT

Around the time TEW 2010 was nearing release, one of the members at the Grey Dog Software forums decided to get a jump start on a mod he was working on for the upcoming game, which would put a lot more depth to women’s wrestling in the default Cornellverse called the Queens of Chaos mod. To that end, he put out an open call—anyone willing to come up with X number of character ideas and stats, or Y number of character renders, would be gifted a retail copy of TEW10 paid for by him when the game was released. Since I have no graphics skills whatsoever, I felt that character creation was more up my alley, and I had the time available to brainstorm ideas. Most of the NPC women in RRW were born from this effort—Elyssa Anderson, Indigo Rose, and Sterling Silver are the first ones I can think of besides these two—and were submitted in the first of a couple batches of characters I’d give ideas to. I would have to dive back into the GDS forums and find the thread to figure out who created the renders for all of these characters, as it’s been a number of years at this point and I surely don’t remember off the top of my head.

The idea for these two came from having read an article online right around the time all of this happened about motorcycle gangs, and a thought came into my head of “what if a gang would actually send attractive women into the ring, dressed in gang colors, as a way to promote recruitment?” And so the Solomon sisters were born.

The original version of these two had them as a cruiserweight tag team, with Delight being more of an aerialist and Angel being more of a Dean Malenko-style lightweight. As a downside, they were both known hard drug users, which stemmed as part of the “Devil’s Marauders” gang. If you look at the renders close enough you’ll see that the two are wearing identical-colored jackets to further play up the idea. I changed the gang name when introducing them into RRW so I could keep their ring names untouched—the gang is now the “Hell’s Marauders” instead.

BRINGING THEM INTO WRESTLING SPIRIT 3/RRW

When I was scrolling through some of my old files a few months back, I found the document I had written for character ideas for this mod, and thought that with their backstory, it’d be a perfect way to test the body health mechanic. After all, several years of heavy drug use and all would certainly leave them in below-optimal shape. Because I envisioned them being in a long rehab trying to get clean, I figured Delight’s in-ring skills would have deteriorated heavily, and may need her sister to run interference—hence most of Delight’s points being in Manager Overall. In a nod to keep both characters’ history relevant, Delight has toned down her aerial style and adopted more of a brawler one with a hint of technical wrestling—tutelage from her sister, who had the knee injury added to (for now at least) forcibly not have them available as a unit for Tag Team Turmoil. Though now I’m beginning to wonder if that was a mistake, and teaming them against the Duchy of Clarence would have been a viable option….but I digress.

The rough plan is, as Delight slowly finds her ring legs under her once again, to focus between Brawling and Speed/Athleticism. As she gets further and further away from the habits of her old life, and muscle memory starts to sink in with how she used to work in the ring, I see her shying away from the arm submission and instead going to some sort of impact move to the arm as a finisher—maybe a hammerlock inverted DDT or something that doesn’t involve lifting given her size—as well as bringing back a few aerial moves to her arsenal. The finisher I had in mind for her original inception was a Swanton Bomb, so at some point that might end up showing again—if her body health lets her hang in long enough to get to that point.

I fully expected her to lose every match this season, and so far has not disappointed in that aspect, but I intend on keeping her on the roster for Season Three and maybe Four, as the influx of free points she’ll get for finishing near or at the bottom of the overall standings should help go a fair way in catching up for her shortcomings. Plus, extended testing of the mechanic will make sure I have it tuned just right for when it becomes relevant to goon characters at large.

As for how to explain this in-universe, well…someone let the creative muses out of their imprisonment in my mind and the following is what developed.

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THE ROWDY RINGSPORTS DIARIES: A DEVIL’S ROAD TO REDEMPTION

RRW “Fight Island”—somewhere in the Caribbean
November 3, 2020


“I still think this is a mistake, sis,” Rebecca Solomon muttered as she sat on her bed, making certain her knee brace was secured to her left leg. “There’s no guarantee he’ll even listen to you.”

“Bec, I know. But what over the last ten years hasn’t been a drat mistake?!” Jessica Solomon, perhaps better known to RRW viewers as Devil’s Delight, said as she got to her feet. “There have been so many things we’ve done wrong. There’s so much poo poo we put ourselves through for them, and what do we have to show for it? It has to start somewhere. Why not him?”

“Because he’s the mouthpiece of the drat boss, Jess! The last thing we need is the rest of these people claiming we’re getting an unfair advantage with extra ring time!”

“He runs a wrestling school now, or at least he did before everything went to hell out there. From what I’ve read, it was a decent one at that. The other teacher at that school would be just what I need—a fighter, someone who used to be able to fly…hell, she could probably show Pulsar a thing or two given she used to use a shooting star legdrop as a finisher. That’s right up my alley now.”

Rebecca frowned at this. “I just wish you’d reconsider learning more technical aspects, Jess. Until you get your wings back, you need something reliable to fall back on.”

The frustration was evident on Jessica’s face as she bit back a retort. Almost unbidden, a voice from her time in rehab came into her mind. Take a breath, give yourself a second or two to think before you answer. She knew her big sister was trying to look out for her, but the slow, technical style was not something she liked. She liked to move, she liked to fight. She kept her sister’s old finisher as tribute to her, though Jessica had never really felt comfortable applying it in a match. “The guy’s a submission expert. If all else fails, I can ask about it, but you know as well as I do that stuff isn’t my style.”

“I know…”

“Look. Worst that happens is he says no. Then we’re right back where we started.”

“No, the worst that happens is he fires us for trying to get an unfair advantage!”

Jessica just sighed and finished lacing up her boots. This was supposed to be an “off” day, with nothing happening while test results for COVID were processed from yesterday’s samples. Jessica felt it was the right time to make her case, as it were, despite what her older sister was saying. Finally getting to her feet, she looked at Rebecca, who also stood up, weight resting slightly more on her good right leg. A resigned nod was all that Rebecca needed to convey, and together the sisters went off towards the main offices after donning their face masks, per Fight Island protocols.

It took them a half hour before they finally found him. Turned out that he wasn’t in the office at the time, he was on a phone call back home to Maryland, talking with his wife and two children, while in one of the side rooms of the training facilities. It was one of the few places he knew he’d have some privacy to talk with his family while he was out on this excursion. The surprise conveyed by his eyebrows raising over the mask quickly vanished. “Gym’s closed for the day, ladies. You know this.”

“Yes. But we’re not here for working out. We…or rather, I, came in search of you specifically, Will.”

He kept his voice carefully neutral as he replied. “What about, exactly?”

“Teaching.”

“I’m not quite sure I follow, Miss Solomon.”

Jessica could feel her nerves tighten up. In her past life, she often had to stare down the barrel of a gun while its owner may have been on one or more drugs. But that seemed minor compared to the feeling she was experiencing right now. “We all know that as it stands, I’m being outclassed out in the ring. I’m being outwrestled, outpunched, outran, and generally overwhelmed. It’s not how I envisioned a return to the ring going. I almost feel like I need to go back to basics, relearn what I used to know before…everything else…happened. I’ve done a little research on your school. Seemed to be mostly positive. I’m hoping I can convince the teacher in you to help me get the rust off.”

Will Prydor was silent for a few long seconds, thinking things over. “You are aware that, for the sake of a level playing field, this looks wrong, correct? I shouldn’t even be listening to this.”

Jessica nodded, her gaze falling to the concrete floor beneath her. “I understand. I had to ask, just to be sure.”

“I’m not done.” She dared to look up from the floor, dared to hope even a little. “There is no rule in the ledger that says you are not allowed to train with a teacher on Fight Island. Most everyone else here has been doing this for years, they feel like they don’t need a teacher. You’d have to use your normal training time for that instead of the cardio and weights I’ve seen you trying to do, but if you’re serious about this, we can start tomorrow during your normal time allotted here.”

Rebecca piped in from Jessica’s right. “And what of the opinion of the rest of the locker room?”

Will shook his head. “They haven’t walked in your shoes, Miss Solomon. What right do they have to cast judgment against someone actively trying to improve themselves, actively trying to leave the shadow that is the Hell’s Marauders?”

He saw both of them visibly flinch at that name, and his tone softened a bit. “I know you try to avoid that name at all costs, ladies, but let’s be realistic. Others are going to throw your past in your face every chance they get, and say you’re not worth the time. They’ll say that this is just a PR stunt by the Duchy to try to give the audience a feel-good story. The question is…are you really going to let your past determine the rest of your lives, or are you going to do something about it?”

Jessica turned her head slightly to glance at her older sister, who simply nodded once. The younger Solomon turned back to look squarely at Prydor. “There’s a reason I don’t go by…” She paused, mustering up the courage to say the name she’d been avoiding uttering for years now. “…by ‘Dark Rapture’ any more. Same as why Rebecca doesn’t answer to ‘Crimson Ecstasy.’ We’re trying to move past that, away from what those names entailed from the two of us personally.” Unbidden, quick flashes of images in her mind to the signature drug compound the gang called Dark Rapture, and the effects she had willingly put herself through under the influence of that chemical mixture on many occasions, came and went.

Prydor nodded at this. “Every road starts somewhere. Whether it’s to a location or an ideal.” He started to walk past the two of them. “Tomorrow morning, meet me back here. Bring your workout gear. Both of you.”

Rebecca seemed startled at this. “Both?”

“Both. Jessica’s not the only one who needs redemption, Rebecca. Besides, she’s going to need a sparring partner. And I have a feeling that the people who told you that you’d never wrestle again were full of poo poo, too.”

With that, Prydor left the facility, leaving both Solomon sisters to stare at each other in silent shock. It may be too late in the RRW season for this to make any difference. But if Prydor was right, and Rebecca could actually wrestle again? If Jessica could find her bearings inside a ring once more?

That long road to redemption would have been well worth the journey, indeed.

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Right, so...due to circumstances out of my control (work schedule, computer acting a fool, cat being sick—he’s fine, apparently the weather gave him a bit of an illness earlier this week and I’ve been fussing over him—and other personal matters I’m not willing to discuss), I’m postponing this week’s show. It’ll run a week from tomorrow instead.

It’s Saturday morning here and I haven’t even gotten a chance to update game files, much less run matches. No chances of that happening today either due to landlord bringing in someone to work on the place. So instead of trying to cram everything into four hours I’m going to take the weekend off, let things settle the gently caress down here, and come back at it on Monday.

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Otto von Schwarz (1-4, OVR 459) vs. Sven Ulafsson (1-4, OVR 437)
RED DIVISION


Our opening match of the night, while not a squash, wasn’t very exciting either. Ulafsson was unable to press the early advantage he had taken, and Otto slowly wore him down until a single attempt at Gute Nacht was all the giant needed to secure the victory.

Otto von Schwarz (2-4) def. Sven Ulafsson (1-5) via Pinfall (Gute Nacht) in 11:03. Rating: **
Changes for Otto von Schwarz: OVR + 4.03, XP + 412.51, no notable damage
Changes for Sven Ulafsson: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.33, minor damage to head

Eugene Nagata (3-2, OVR 436) vs. Glenn Knight (1-4, OVR 451)

At ten minutes into the match, it seemed like this should be Knight’s match to win. He had Nagata on the ropes, a cheap low blow only netted a two count, and Nagata was in prime position for The Promise. Eugene managed to duck the haymaker, and relied on his striking skills to keep Knight at arms’ reach for the next three minutes. When he felt the time was right, Nagata charged in and his a Nagata Special that he quickly turned into a Nagata Lock 5. Knight fought his way out of it, but a second Nagata Special into the Nagata Knockout was enough. Nagata steals one from Knight, and the reigning runner-up in RRW now finds himself in deep, deep trouble with the majority of the season still ahead.

Eugene Nagata (4-2) def. Glenn Knight (1-5) via Pinfall (Nagata Knockout) in 16:06. Rating: **
Changes for Eugene Nagata: OVR + 4.31, XP + 414.57, minor damage to head
Changes for Glenn Knight: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.93, moderate damage to head

Terrance Stevens (1-4, OVR 445) vs. Devil's Delight (0-5, OVR 398)
HARDCORE MATCH


Tess Bradenbury: It’s still early in the night folks, but this one looks like it might be interesting!

Johnny Tyler: Who are you trying to kid, Tess? It’s Terrance Stevens against the PR story. This should be over quick, and then we go into matches that everyone else wants to see.

Tess Bradenbury: That’s cold, even for you Johnny.

Johnny Tyler: Yeah, well call me back if she ever bothers to win anything!

Tess Bradenbury: In any case, Devil’s Delight has shown signs of life so far this season, even if she has yet to taste victory in RRW. Against a showman like Terrance Stevens, she might be able to find the right combination to pick up her first win of the season tonight.

Johnny Tyler: Or more than likely, Stevens is just going to kick her head off and that’ll be the end of it.

Tess Bradenbury: With that said, both competitors are in the ring, our official calls for the bell, and we are underway!

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(00:04) Stevens hit a Comedy Foot Stomp
(00:07) Stevens hit a Punch
(00:13) Delight avoided a Running Clothesline.
(00:17) Delight hit a Face Rake
(00:21) Delight hit an Eye Poke
(00:24) Delight hit a Punch
(00:28) Delight hit an Open Handed Chop
(00:31) Delight hit a Jab Punch
(00:31) Stevens shrugged off the blow
(00:34) Stevens hit a Jab Punch
(00:41) Stevens hit a Comedy Tickle
(00:44) Delight countered a Bell Clap with a Forearm Blow
(00:48) Delight hit a Begging Off Eye Poke
(00:52) Stevens blocked a Side Headlock
(00:56) Stevens blocked a Front Facelock
(01:10) Stevens applied a Front Facelock
(01:14) Stevens hit a Knife Edge Chop
(01:18) Stevens hit a Knee Drop
(01:28) Stevens picked up Delight
(01:42) Stevens applied a Front Facelock
(01:46) Delight countered a Knife Edge Chop with a Slap To Chest
(01:49) Delight hit a Handshake Sucker Punch
(01:53) Delight hit an Eye Poke
(01:58) Stevens escaped a Front Facelock
(02:02) Delight hit a Face Rake
(02:16) Delight applied a Front Facelock
(02:19) Delight hit a Forearm Blow
(02:33) Delight hit a Side Headlock Closed Fist
(02:36) Delight hit a Jab Punch
(02:50) Delight hit a Side Headlock Closed Fist
(02:57) Delight hit a Knee Plant
(03:11) Delight applied a Front Facelock
(03:18) Delight hit a Women's DDT
(03:26) Terrance Stevens very easily moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.
(03:34) Stevens picked up Delight
(03:48) Stevens applied a Front Facelock
(03:51) Stevens hit a Kick To Gut
(03:55) Stevens hit a Comedy Foot Stomp
(03:58) Stevens hit a Bell Clap
(04:01) Stevens hit a Jab Punch
(04:05) Stevens hit an Open Handed Chop
(04:09) Stevens hit a Knee Drop
(04:13) Delight fought back against being picked up from behind
(04:20) Delight hit a Women's DDT
(04:33) Delight hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(04:41) Delight hit a Stomp To Groin
(04:48) Delight used a Face Rub Taunt
(04:58) Delight hit a Headbutt To Groin
(05:08) Stevens very easily avoided a Stomp Flurry.
(05:12) Stevens hit an Open Handed Chop
(05:25) Stevens hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(05:29) Terrance Stevens standing above his opponent...and shows off for a bit before dropping a Canuckle Shuffle!

Johnny Tyler: And so it begins already. The end is drawing near for Delight, Tess!

Tess Bradenbury: We’ve barely got this match started, Johnny, and you’re already predicting doom and gloom?

Johnny Tyler: Have you seen the world out there, Tess? Doom and gloom is the new normal!

Tess Bradenbury: Well I, for one, am refusing to write off Delight just yet. She’s managed to hold her own so far and all it’d take are a few good shots to get her right back into this!

Johnny Tyler: And for Stevens to suddenly lose use of both arms…

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(05:33) Stevens hit an Elbow Drop
(05:40) Devil's Delight moved out of the way from a Snap Driving Elbow.
(05:44) Stevens blocked a Headbutt To Groin
(05:48) Stevens blocked a Legdrop To Groin
(05:51) Stevens hit a Jab Punch
(05:58) Stevens hit a Knee Plant
(06:07) Stevens picked up Delight from behind
(06:14) Stevens hit a Chop Block
(06:22) Stevens hit a Stomp To Groin
(06:35) Stevens hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(06:39) Stevens hit a Stomp
(06:46) Stevens used a Face Rub Taunt
(06:50) Stevens hit a Stomp
(07:05) Stevens hit a Stomp Flurry
(07:13) Stevens hit a Stomp To Groin
(07:26) Stevens hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(07:41) Stevens hit a Stomp Flurry
(07:48) Stevens hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(07:53) Delight fought back against being picked up
(08:07) Delight applied a Front Facelock
(08:11) Delight hit an Eye Poke
(08:14) Delight hit a Handshake Kick To Gut
(08:19) Stevens broke a Women's DDT
(08:23) Delight blocked a DDT
(08:33) Stevens hit a Discus Punch
(08:42) Stevens picked up Delight
(08:46) Delight blocked a Stump Piledriver
(08:49) Delight countered a Flying Forearm with a Kick To Gut
(08:54) Stevens broke a Side Headlock
(08:54) Stevens irish whipped Delight into the corner
(09:08) Stevens hit an Avalanche
(09:18) Stevens picked up Delight
(09:22) Delight slipped out the front of a Stump Piledriver
(09:26) Delight hit a Face Rake
(09:33) Delight hit a Women's DDT
(09:46) Delight hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(09:53) Terrance Stevens very easily moved out of the way from a Legdrop.

Johnny Tyler: See, Tess? Too slow! I could have rolled out of the way of that and I’m like twice her age!

Tess Bradenbury: Then why don’t you go in there and tell her that, Johnny? I’m sure she’d love to hear your opinion about it.

Johnny Tyler: Because I don’t want to interfere with Stevens applying the beatdown that he’s been applying!

Tess Bradenbury: Yeah. I’m sure that’s what it is.

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(10:01) Stevens picked up Delight
(10:05) Delight slipped out the front of a Stump Piledriver
(10:12) Delight hit a Knee Plant
(10:19) Delight hit a Women's DDT
(10:32) Delight hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(10:38) Stevens avoided a Stomp Flurry.
(10:48) Stevens hit a Discus Punch
(10:52) Stevens hit a Running Knee Drop
(11:01) Stevens picked up Delight
(11:08) Stevens hit a DDT
(11:14) Stevens picked up Delight
(11:23) Delight avoided a Maple Leaf Meltdown.
(11:30) Delight hit a Women's DDT
(11:36) Delight picked up Stevens from behind
(11:40) Delight hit a Forearm To Back
(11:44) Stevens reversed an irish whip
(11:51) Stevens hit a Clothesline
(12:01) Stevens picked up Delight
(12:08) Stevens hit a DDT
(12:17) Stevens picked up Delight
(12:25) Delight avoided a Maple Leaf Meltdown.
(12:39) Delight applied a Front Facelock
(12:53) Delight applied a Side Headlock
(13:00) Delight hit a Women's DDT
(13:07) Delight hit a Legdrop To Groin
(13:14) Delight picked up Stevens
(13:23) Stevens avoided a Low Blow after both wrestlers failed in their attacks.
(13:33) Delight avoided a Maple Leaf Meltdown.
(13:39) Delight hit a Begging Off Low Blow

Johnny Tyler: For the love of…come on, ref! DQ her already!

Tess Bradenbury: Delight’s sister is screaming for her to cover the man, and she finally does after flipping off the official…one…two…no! Just two as Stevens gets the left shoulder up in time!

Johnny Tyler: I still maintain that should have been a disqualification.

Tess Bradenbury: And thankfully for RRW in general, your opinions on the rules mean nothing.

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(13:47) Delight hit a Slap To Chest
(13:53) Devil's Delight with a solid kick to the shoulder of Stevens, as Hellborne Rising connects!
(13:57) Delight hit an Eye Poke
(14:01) Delight hit a Slap To Chest
(14:10) Stevens very easily avoided a Low Blow.
(14:13) Stevens hit a Jab Punch
(14:23) Stevens hit a Discus Punch
(14:38) Stevens hit a Stomp Flurry
(14:42) Terrance Stevens standing above his opponent...and shows off for a bit before dropping a Canuckle Shuffle!
(14:49) Stevens hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(15:02) Stevens hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(15:17) Stevens hit a Stomp Flurry
(15:30) Stevens used a Stalk Grounded Enemy
(15:37) Stevens hit a Knee Plant
(15:43) Delight looking a bit dazed...and Terrance Stevens connects soundly with a Maple Leaf Meltdown!

Johnny Tyler: Ballgame! This one is over!

Tess Bradenbury: Stevens drops into a lateral press, doesn’t bother to hook a leg…one…two…thr—NO! Delight just gets the right shoulder up at two and a half to stay alive!

Johnny Tyler: That was a slow count and you know it!

Tess Bradenbury: No, Johnny, it wasn’t. If you’d stop being so biased you’d see that. In any case, Delight takes Stevens’ best shot and is still alive in this contest! The question is, can she come back from even this?

Johnny Tyler: Hell no, all it’ll take is one more kick! Finish this, Terrance!

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(15:55) Stevens hit a Running Forearm Blow
(15:59) Terrance Stevens standing above his opponent...and shows off for a bit before dropping a Canuckle Shuffle!
(16:13) Stevens used a Get Up Taunt
(16:18) Delight slipped out of the back of a Stump Piledriver
(16:23) Stevens reversed an irish whip to the corner
(16:30) Stevens hit a Corner Knife Edge Chop
(16:37) Stevens hit a Corner Clothesline
(16:44) Stevens used a Face Rub Taunt
(16:58) Stevens used a Get Up Taunt
(17:03) Delight blocked a Stump Piledriver
(17:10) Stevens hit a DDT
(17:16) Stevens picked up Delight
(17:26) Delight avoided a Maple Leaf Meltdown.
(17:40) Delight applied a Front Facelock
(17:43) Delight hit a Begging Off Sucker Punch
(17:49) Stevens avoided an Eye Poke.
(17:59) Delight avoided a Maple Leaf Meltdown.
(18:03) Stevens blocked a Knee Plant
(18:07) Delight hit a Face Rake
(18:13) Devil's Delight with a solid kick to the shoulder of Stevens, as Hellborne Rising connects!
(18:17) Delight hit a Face Rake
(18:26) Stevens countered a Low Blow with a Punch Flurry
(18:36) Stevens picked up Delight
(18:43) Stevens hit a DDT
(18:52) Stevens picked up Delight
(18:58) Delight looking a bit dazed...and Terrance Stevens connects soundly with a Maple Leaf Meltdown!

Johnny Tyler: There it is! Over!

Tess Bradenbury: Stevens makes sure to hook a leg this time…one…two…three—NO!

Johnny Tyler: Bull! That was three!

Tess Bradenbury: No, the ref is saying two, that Delight got the left shoulder up at the last moment!

Johnny Tyler: Stevens is arguing otherwise and I for one agree with him!

While the tail end of that conversation above happens, the screen cuts to an instant replay, picture-in-picture of the ref’s hand and Delight’s shoulders. Just before the hand hits the mat, Delight just manages to get her shoulder off the mat. The referee’s call is proven to be correct.

Tess Bradenbury: See, Johnny? There’s the replay. He got two out of it and nothing more.

Johnny Tyler: (inarticulate growling)

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(19:10) Stevens hit a Running Forearm Blow
(19:19) Stevens picked up Delight
(19:29) Delight avoided a Maple Leaf Meltdown.
(19:43) Delight applied a Front Facelock
(19:52) Terrance Stevens very easily moved out of the way from a Hellborne Rising.
(19:59) Stevens used a Slit Throat Motion
(20:07) Stevens picked up Delight
(20:23) Stevens hit a Stump Piledriver
(20:30) Stevens used a Slit Throat Motion
(20:36) Stevens picked up Delight
(20:42) Delight looking a bit dazed...and Terrance Stevens connects soundly with a Maple Leaf Meltdown!

Johnny Tyler: Stay down, dammit!

Tess Bradenbury: Stevens hooking both legs this time, he wants to take no chances! One…two…thre—NO!!!

Johnny Tyler: Aw, sonuvabitch!

Tess Bradenbury: For the third time in this match, Devil’s Delight has taken the full brunt of the Maple Leaf Meltdown and managed to kick out of the pin! This is unheard of!

Johnny Tyler: I want her tested after this match! There’s no way she can be clean if she’s still fighting!

Tess Bradenbury: …I can’t believe you just went there, Johnny.

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(20:54) Stevens hit a Running Forearm Blow
(21:07) Stevens used a Stalk Grounded Enemy
(21:17) Delight avoided a Maple Leaf Meltdown.
(21:26) Terrance Stevens very easily moved out of the way from a Hellborne Rising.
(21:40) Stevens used a Get Up Taunt
(21:47) Stevens hit a Knee Plant
(21:51) Terrance Stevens standing above his opponent...and shows off for a bit before dropping a Canuckle Shuffle!
(22:00) Stevens picked up Delight
(22:07) Stevens hit a DDT
(22:14) Stevens picked up Delight
(22:20) Delight looking a bit dazed...and Terrance Stevens connects soundly with a Maple Leaf Meltdown!

Tess Bradenbury: Stevens into another cover—will this be it? One…two…THREE! It took four tries but finally, Terrance Stevens has managed to keep Devil’s Delight down with the Maple Leaf Meltdown!

Johnny Tyler: ….

Tess Bradenbury: What, Johnny, nothing to say?

Johnny Tyler: …!

Tess Bradenbury: Oh, that’s right, they muted you from the production truck after that last outburst. Go take a walk for fifteen minutes, think about what you said, and try coming back when you can be a bit more professional.

(Johnny Tyler throws off his headset in disgust and can be seen storming away from the ringside area.)

Tess Bradenbury: Regardless, a big win here tonight for Terrance Stevens, and if anyone at all doubted that Devil’s Delight belonged in RRW, those doubts have to be wiped away after that showing tonight! What a gutsy performance!

Terrance Stevens (2-4) def. Devil's Delight (0-6) via Pinfall (Maple Leaf Meltdown) in 22:25. Rating: ***
Changes for Terrance Stevens: OVR + 6.04, XP + 606.66, minor damage to head
Changes for Devil's Delight: OVR + 0.84, XP + 176.73, major damage to head
This was the Match of the Night (1 [1 this season] for Terrance Stevens, 1 [1 this season] for Devil's Delight)

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GAMEPLAY MECHANICS NOTE

What happened in this match with Delight is an example of the Confidence Builder trait at work. When a wrestler with the Confidence Builder trait kicks out or escapes a submission (without any additional help) where the chance to win is 80% or more, that wrestler gains a Warrior Spirit point. These points are normally only gained as part of the Spirit stat, and even then only starting at 700 Spirit. A Warrior Spirit point gives the wrestler using it a 50/50 chance of an amazing last-ditch escape or kickout, and is used automatically when their roll to escape the pin/submission normally fails.

So to translate what happened in this match from my commentary to actual in-game notes…

Stevens hit a Maple Leaf Meltdown, went for a cover. After all modifiers were applied, he had a 93% chance to win. Delight rolled in the 970’s, thus escaping the pin and earning a Warrior Spirit point due to her Confidence Builder trait.

On the second MLM, Delight failed to beat the 93% chance. However, the Warrior Spirit point she got from the first escape was then used, and she succeeded on her 50% chance.

The third MLM went the same way as the first, except that Delight rolled just above the mark needed to escape. So she got another Warrior Spirit point for that. The final MLM, she failed both the normal escape and the Warrior Spirit point escape, and that’s what finally kept her down for the pin.

The actual chance of all of these events happening are as follows:
7% chance to escape the pin = 7% Cumulative Chance
93% chance to fail to escape the second pin = 6.51% cumulative chance (0.07 x 0.93)
50% chance to succeed on WS Point = 3.255% (above result x 0.5)
7% chance to escape the third pin = 2.2785% (above result x 0.07)
93% chance to fail to escape the fourth pin = 2.119005% (above result x 0.93)
50% chance to fail on second WS Point = 1.0595025% (above result x 0.5)

So what we saw was a series of events that had a 1 in 100 chance of happening the way it did. But man, if that didn’t tell a story in itself!

Reverend Johnny Gross (4-1, OVR 461) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-5, OVR 418)
BLACK DIVISION


For a fair portion of the match, Anarchy looked like he might pull off the upset. He had Gross on the ropes early, had hit a Purge, but when Gross moved out of the way from a Final Step, Anarchy must have tweaked his knee in some manner. He wouldn’t find a string of sustained offense for the remainder of the match, and Gross eventually busted Anarchy open with a series of trapping headbutts before making Anarchy Come to Jesus for the submission victory.

Reverend Johnny Gross (5-1) def. Jimmy Anarchy (0-6) via Submission (Come to Jesus) in 15:13. Rating: **
Changes for Reverend Johnny Gross: OVR + 4.26, XP + 487.30, minor damage to head
Changes for Jimmy Anarchy: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.83, minor damage to head

Markus Clay (4-1, OVR 457) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-2, OVR 411)

This was certainly not Wassermann’s best showing. I’ll quote the game verbatim here: “Essentially nothing more than a lengthy squash.” Clay ties for the sixth-fastest victory in RRW history with the win.

Markus Clay (5-1) def. Angela Wassermann (3-3) via Pinfall (Johannesburg Express) in 8:18. Rating: *
Changes for Markus Clay: OVR + 2.73, XP + 443.65, no notable damage
Changes for Angela Wassermann: OVR -0.83, XP + 110.91, minor damage to head

Billy Norris (5-0, OVR 471) vs. El Tornado (2-3, OVR 440)
ORANGE DIVISION LAST ONE STANDING MATCH


Take what I said above, and repeat it. Except this time, throw in the second-fastest match of any type in RRW history, shattering the old gimmick match record by 75 seconds and coming within 90 seconds of the fastest match ever in RRW. Norris dominated this one throughout.

Billy Norris (6-0) def. El Tornado (2-4) via Last One Standing (Down Under Disaster) in 7:47. Rating: *
Changes for Billy Norris: OVR + 2.71, XP + 443.42, no notable damage
Changes for El Tornado: OVR -0.82, XP + 110.86, minor damage to head

Jun Onoo (1-4, OVR 438) vs. Mel O'Hallister (4-1, OVR 417)
RED DIVISION


Onoo showed up ready to fight tonight. He took it to O’Hallister early, his size working to his advantage over the considerably smaller Irishman. Mel would escape a powerbomb, barely keeping his bad right knee from going out from under him as he landed on the mat, and take to offense himself, wearing down Onoo to the point where an Irish Clover drat near won him the match. But Onoo would escape the hold, apply his own hold in Lasting Agony, and immediately follow it up after he broke the hold with an IMPACT Driver to score the pin and apply the brakes to O’Hallister’s momentum in the Red Division.

Jun Onoo (2-4) def. Mel O'Hallister (4-2) via Pinfall (IMPACT Driver) in 11:51. Rating: ***
Changes for Jun Onoo: OVR + 5.27, XP + 526.16, no notable damage
Changes for Mel O'Hallister: OVR + 0.73, XP + 131.54, minor damage to body

Pulsar (3-2, OVR 468) vs. Sterling Silver (1-4, OVR 425)
ORANGE DIVISION


A bit of a let down after the previous match, this one still had all the counters and avoidances one expects from an Orange Division bout, but the overall energy just wasn’t there tonight. Silver kept it close, but Pulsar was just too much on this night, putting down the Luchadora in just barely under ten minutes.

Pulsar (4-2) def. Sterling Silver (1-5) via Pinfall (Zodiac Implosion) in 9:59. Rating: **
Changes for Pulsar: OVR + 3.97, XP + 484.79, no notable damage
Changes for Sterling Silver: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.20, minor damage to head and body

Yoshii Nakamatsu (4-1, OVR 464) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (2-3, OVR 434)

This match was actually more entertaining than Maven Deltzer gave it credit for. Nakamatsu controlled the early part of the match handily, and appeared for a bit to be on his way to a one-sided squash, catching Chavinski with a DEVASTATION Knee early. Vladimir shoved his way out of the Emperor’s Fall, and slowly worked his way back into the match like a fighter who knew he had lost the first round of a fight and needed to make up points on the cards to stay in it. Nakamatsu tried the Emperor’s Fall on a few more occasions, never succeeding, while Chavinski slowly wore Yoshii down to the point where the rear naked choke could be applied.

Except Nakamatsu managed to find an escape route and got out of the hold. (Gameplay mechanics note: Chavinski had a 96.4% chance to win. Yoshii rolled 998, which meant that, since any given move can only have a 99% win chance, Yoshii would have gotten out of any finisher on that occasion.)

Chavinski would not give Yoshii a chance to get back in the match himself, though, as a minute later a blatant low blow would be enough to keep Nakamatsu down for three. A sudden and cheap end to an otherwise exciting match.

Vladimir Chavinski (3-3) def. Yoshii Nakamatsu (4-2) via Pinfall (Low Blow) in 18:30. Rating: **
Changes for Vladimir Chavinski: OVR + 4.45, XP + 488.88, moderate damage to head
Changes for Yoshii Nakamatsu: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.22, minor damage to head

Brian Blackfield (3-2, OVR 460) vs. Jack Braddock (3-2, OVR 459)

This was as hard-hitting as everyone was expecting it to be. Neither man backed down from the shots the other was dishing out, with Blackfield hitting the Tartan Effect a couple times on Braddock, only for Jack to fire back with a Spinning Backfist or three. Even the referee was a victim during the match, caught on the wrong end of a reversed Irish whip as Braddock was sent into him. Blackfield controlled the match while the ref was down, tying Braddock in the tree of woe and nearly caving a hole in Jack’s chest, and this would be the catalyst that would lead to the victory, as Braddock didn’t have enough time to get his wind back before being caught with a Scotland Destroyer.

Brian Blackfield (4-2) def. Jack Braddock (3-3) via Pinfall (Scotland Destroyer) in 19:21. Rating: **
Changes for Brian Blackfield: OVR + 4.50, XP + 489.29, minor damage to head
Changes for Jack Braddock: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.32, minor damage to head

Brandy McDonald (3-2, OVR 464) vs. Daniel Simmons (4-1, OVR 467)
SUBMISSION MATCH


Most fans watching this expected Simmons to win this match. After all, he actually has a submission finisher. But someone forgot to tell McDonald this. In what was barely better than a squash, McDonald controlled the majority of the match and got lucky on her third attempt at a clumsy submission, turning an attempted ankle lock into an accidental Achilles hold that Simmons tapped out to at the base of the entrance walkway. This wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing match, but to Brandy, a win was a win no matter how ugly it got.

Brandy McDonald (4-2) def. Daniel Simmons (4-2) via Submission (Forced Submission) in 14:55. Rating: *
Changes for Brandy McDonald: OVR + 3.00, XP + 446.56, no notable damage
Changes for Daniel Simmons: OVR -0.91, XP + 111.64, minor damage to head

Lance Heartilly (3-2, OVR 457) vs. Indigo Rose (1-4, OVR 424)
BLUE DIVISION


Give credit to Rose here. She hung on longer than most though she would against the reigning RRW Champion. But it would be for naught as Heartilly dissected his opponent in a clinic en route to a submission win. Otherwise this was just an average bout.

Lance Heartilly (4-2) def. Indigo Rose (1-5) via Submission (Hellacious Leglock) in 15:35. Rating: **
Changes for Lance Heartilly: OVR + 4.28, XP + 487.48, no notable damage
Changes for Indigo Rose: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.87, minor damage to head

Hailey Carmichael (3-2, OVR 449) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (5-0, OVR 418)
BLUE DIVISION


This turned out to be a rather close match, with one major flaw—neither wrestler could build much momentum throughout the contest. FMJ had the first real sustained bit of offense about fifteen minutes into the bout, applying the Maharaja Clip twice without success, though Hailey had Full Metal Jacket well scouted and avoided it on three different occasions. A big boot that Hailey slid under to avoid was the turning point at nineteen minutes in, and despite an eventual third Maharaja Clip and another failure at applying the Full Metal Jacket, Hailey surprised FMJ with a #NoFilter when he was clearly expecting a different hold to be applied, and brought an end to the undefeated run of the RRW newcomer.

Hailey Carmichael (4-2) def. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (5-1) via Submission (#NoFilter) in 24:05. Rating: **
Changes for Hailey Carmichael: OVR + 4.76, XP + 417.83, minor damage to head
Changes for Faarooq Mahal Jr.: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.89, no notable damage

George Mastachas (4-1, OVR 417) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (2-3, OVR 457)

This would be a Match of the Night contender if it had run just a little longer. Mastachas controlled the early portion of the match, slowly wearing Abernathy down with rest holds and strikes while weathering the return offense the nobleman tried to deliver in exchange. Mastachas would attempt a Wrath of Zeus, only for Abernathy to shift his weight and fall on top to break the attempt, and thus did Abernathy’s comeback begin. Two sets of British Suplexes but George in deep trouble, but Mastachas was able to counter a Shatterfall with a forearm to the jaw. Another Wrath of Zeus attempt was again escaped by Abernathy, and a clothesline led into God Save the Queen, dead center of the ring. Mastachas had no choice after twenty seconds of struggling but to tap out. This was a good match and would be one of the highlights of RRW’s video uploads later in the week.

Lord Robert Abernathy (3-3) def. George Mastachas (4-2) via Submission (God Save the Queen) in 16:45. Rating: ***
Changes for Lord Robert Abernathy: OVR + 5.63, XP + 528.71, minor damage to head
Changes for George Mastachas: OVR + 0.78, XP + 132.18, minor damage to head

Elyssa Anderson (2-3, OVR 437) vs. Diamond Steel (2-3, OVR 447)
LAST ONE STANDING MATCH


Another good match on an already entertaining card, this one saw Steel take control early, using her size and power advantage over Anderson to control the pace of the opening minutes of the match. When Anderson countered a clothesline with a headbutt, it stunned Steel to the point that Anderson was able to pick up the pace, using her speed to keep Steel off-balance. Several mintues of offense led to Anderson preparing a Point of Attack, but Steel got to the ropes to keep Elyssa from springing off of them. Undaunted, Anderson went the opposite ropes, looking to rebound with a charging clothesline, but Steel ducked the attempt, went to the ropes herself, and neatly cut Anderson in half with a thunderous All Out Blitz. The ten count was academic from that point, and Steel walks away the winner in a very entertaining bout.

Diamond Steel (3-3) def. Elyssa Anderson (2-4) via Last One Standing (All Out Blitz) in 14:57. Rating: ***
Changes for Diamond Steel: OVR + 5.50, XP + 527.77, minor damage to head
Changes for Elyssa Anderson: OVR + 0.76, XP + 131.94, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body

Blood River (2-3, OVR 440) vs. Hans Nitschke (3-2, OVR 413)
BLACK DIVISION HARDCORE MATCH


Sadly, the main event was a bit of a letdown after some of the matches from earlier in the night. The turning point, as a fair number of RRW matches have seen in the past, was when one of the wrestlers went low on the opponent. Fortunately for River, there were no DQs in the match, so his blatant low blow on Nitschke went off with basically a shrug and a wince from the official. A minute later, Crimson Regret was the last thing Herr Doktor felt before the fall was counted to bring the (delayed) week six show to an end.

Blood River (3-3) def. Hans Nitschke (3-3) via Pinfall (Crimson Regret) in 12:03. Rating: **
Changes for Blood River: OVR + 4.08, XP + 412.92, no notable damage
Changes for Hans Nitschke: OVR -0.07, XP + 103.23, minor damage to head

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

DIVISION STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 6 OF 16

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE


RED DIVISION
1. Mel O'Hallister: 4-2, ATV 12:27, (AMR 2.333), OVR 418.12
2. Jun Onoo: 2-4, ATV 13:11, (AMR 2.000), OVR 442.95
3. Otto von Schwarz: 2-4, ATV 16:18, (AMR 2.167), OVR 462.53
4. Sven Ulafsson: 1-5, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.667), OVR 437.1


YELLOW DIVISION
1. Markus Clay: 5-1, ATV 11:40, (AMR 1.833), OVR 460.12
2. Brian Blackfield: 4-2, ATV 19:00, (AMR 1.833), OVR 464.21
3. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 4-2, ATV 15:04, (AMR 1.833), OVR 464.11
4. Elyssa Anderson: 2-4, ATV 15:12, (AMR 2.500), OVR 438.2


BLUE DIVISION
1. Faarooq Mahal Jr.: 5-1, ATV 17:17, (AMR 1.500), OVR 418.06
2. Lance Heartilly: 4-2, ATV 15:46, (AMR 2.167), OVR 461.03
3. Hailey Carmichael: 4-2, ATV 19:21, (AMR 1.667), OVR 453.77
4. Indigo Rose: 1-5, ATV 15:33, (AMR 1.500), OVR 423.53


WHITE DIVISION
1. Brandy McDonald: 4-2, ATV 12:06, (AMR 1.667), OVR 467.16
2. George Mastachas: 4-2, ATV 14:46, (AMR 2.167), OVR 417.55
3. Eugene Nagata: 4-2, ATV 16:37, (AMR 1.667), OVR 440.56
4. Terrance Stevens: 2-4, ATV 17:24, (AMR 2.000), OVR 450.63

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE

GREEN DIVISION
1. Daniel Simmons: 4-2, ATV 15:46 (AMR 1.833), OVR 466.32
2. Lord Robert Abernathy: 3-3, ATV 26:02 (AMR 1.833), OVR 462.8
3. Glenn Knight: 1-5, ATV 12:55 (AMR 2.167), OVR 451.03
4. Devil's Delight: 0-6, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.833), OVR 398.88


ORANGE DIVISION
1. Billy Norris: 6-0, ATV 12:09 (AMR 1.833), OVR 473.96
2. Pulsar: 4-2, ATV 11:48 (AMR 2.333), OVR 472
3. El Tornado: 2-4, ATV 14:18 (AMR 1.667), OVR 439.45
4. Sterling Silver: 1-5, ATV 10:19 (AMR 2.000), OVR 424.43


PURPLE DIVISION
1. Jack Braddock: 3-3, ATV 12:40 (AMR 1.833), OVR 458.69
2. Diamond Steel: 3-3, ATV 13:33 (AMR 2.333), OVR 452.52
3. Angela Wassermann: 3-3, ATV 20:48 (AMR 1.333), OVR 409.87
4. Vladimir Chavinski: 3-3, ATV 19:38 (AMR 1.833), OVR 438.26


BLACK DIVISION
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 5-1, ATV 16:45 (AMR 2.000), OVR 465.03
2. Blood River: 3-3, ATV 12:57 (AMR 2.333), OVR 444.48
3. Hans Nitschke: 3-3, ATV 15:21 (AMR 2.000), OVR 413
4. Jimmy Anarchy: 0-6, ATV 0:00 (AMR 2.000), OVR 418.03

PREDICTION CONTEST AFTER WEEK 6
1. Do not even ask: 44 + 10 = 54
2. Projecthalaxy: 41 + 11 = 52
3. Senerio: 40 + 8 = 48
4. sk: 14


WEEK SEVEN LINEUP

Terrance Stevens (2-4, OVR 451) vs. Glenn Knight (1-5, OVR 451)
YELLOW DIVISION: Yoshii Nakamatsu (4-2, OVR 464) vs. Markus Clay (5-1, OVR 460)
Hans Nitschke (3-3, OVR 413) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-3, OVR 410)
Sven Ulafsson (1-5, OVR 437) vs. Eugene Nagata (4-2, OVR 441)
BLUE DIVISION: Lance Heartilly (4-2, OVR 461) vs. Hailey Carmichael (4-2, OVR 454)
Sterling Silver (1-5, OVR 424) vs. Devil's Delight (0-6, OVR 399)
Otto von Schwarz (2-4, OVR 463) vs. Brandy McDonald (4-2, OVR 467)
Reverend Johnny Gross (5-1, OVR 465) vs. Jack Braddock (3-3, OVR 459)
Mel O'Hallister (4-2, OVR 418) vs. George Mastachas (4-2, OVR 418)
Jun Onoo (2-4, OVR 443) vs. Billy Norris (6-0, OVR 474)
Pulsar (4-2, OVR 472) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (3-3, OVR 463)
Faarooq Mahal Jr. (5-1, OVR 418) vs. Elyssa Anderson (2-4, OVR 438)
PURPLE DIVISION: Diamond Steel (3-3, OVR 453) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (3-3, OVR 438)
El Tornado (2-4, OVR 439) vs. Daniel Simmons (4-2, OVR 466)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH: Indigo Rose (1-5, OVR 424) vs. Brian Blackfield (4-2, OVR 464)
BLACK DIVISION TABLES MATCH: Blood River (3-3, OVR 444) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-6, OVR 418)

Matchup notes:
Nakamatsu 2-1 Clay
Ulafsson 0-1 Nagata
Heartilly 2-0 Carmichael
Von Schwarz 0-1 McDonald
Pulsar 1-0 Abernathy
Steel 1-1 Chavinski
Rose 1-0 Blackfield
River 1-1 Anarchy

Do not even ask
Apr 8, 2008

I'll be busting the moves and I'll be busting the rhymes, we'll be busting up laughing 'cause it's
PARTY TIME!



If the Maharaja Clip had finished the match, Maven Deltzer would've handed out all of the stars

Glenn Knight
Markus Clay
Hans Nitschke
Eugene Nagata
Lance Heartilly
Sterling Silver
Brandy McDonald
Reverend Johnny Gross
George Mastachas
Billy Norris
Pulsar
Faarooq Mahal Jr.
Diamond Steel
Daniel Simmons
Brian Blackfield
Jimmy Anarchy

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





Terrance Stevens (2-4, OVR 451) vs. Glenn Knight (1-5, OVR 451)
YELLOW DIVISION: Yoshii Nakamatsu (4-2, OVR 464) vs. Markus Clay (5-1, OVR 460)
Hans Nitschke (3-3, OVR 413) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-3, OVR 410)
Sven Ulafsson (1-5, OVR 437) vs. Eugene Nagata (4-2, OVR 441)
BLUE DIVISION: Lance Heartilly (4-2, OVR 461) vs. Hailey Carmichael (4-2, OVR 454) (duh)
Sterling Silver (1-5, OVR 424) vs. Devil's Delight (0-6, OVR 399)
Otto von Schwarz (2-4, OVR 463) vs. Brandy McDonald (4-2, OVR 467)
Reverend Johnny Gross (5-1, OVR 465) vs. Jack Braddock (3-3, OVR 459)
Mel O'Hallister (4-2, OVR 418) vs. George Mastachas (4-2, OVR 418)
Jun Onoo (2-4, OVR 443) vs. Billy Norris (6-0, OVR 474)
Pulsar (4-2, OVR 472) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (3-3, OVR 463)
Faarooq Mahal Jr. (5-1, OVR 418) vs. Elyssa Anderson (2-4, OVR 438)
PURPLE DIVISION: Diamond Steel (3-3, OVR 453) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (3-3, OVR 438)
El Tornado (2-4, OVR 439) vs. Daniel Simmons (4-2, OVR 466)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH: Indigo Rose (1-5, OVR 424) vs. Brian Blackfield (4-2, OVR 464)
BLACK DIVISION TABLES MATCH: Blood River (3-3, OVR 444) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-6, OVR 418)

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Terrance Stevens (2-4, OVR 451) vs. Glenn Knight (1-5, OVR 451)

Knight started this match like Stevens had insulted his mother, taking the Canadian to task with strikes and the occasional monkey flip. Stevens was able to weather the storm, though, and seven minutes in he mounted a comeback. Stevens missed the Maple Leaf Meltdown on three different occasions. Knight needed to attempt The Promise only once, and that was the difference maker in this contest. Knight picks up a desperately-needed win in an attempt to salvage the remainder of Season Two.

Glenn Knight (2-5) def. Terrance Stevens (2-5) via Pinfall (The Promise) in 11:17. Rating: **
Changes for Glenn Knight: OVR + 4.04, XP + 485.42, minor damage to head
Changes for Terrance Stevens: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.35, minor damage to head

Yoshii Nakamatsu (4-2, OVR 464) vs. Markus Clay (5-1, OVR 460)
YELLOW DIVISION


This was classic Yellow Division action, with speed being on display and many moves avoided by just getting out of the way. The action heated up twelve minutes in, when the referee was inadvertently taken out of the equation. This would ultimately cost Markus Clay, who not only hit the Boarding Pass, a move we’ve rarely seen from him, but also the Johannesburg Express while the ref was unable to count the fall. Clay would not get a second opportunity, as Nakamatsu soon after delivered a DEVASTAION Knee to begin his comeback, ending it several minutes later with an Emperor’s Fall. This was a serious contender for Match of the Night, but in the end only barely lost out to the eventual MotN by 16 seconds.

Yoshii Nakamatsu (5-2) def. Markus Clay (5-2) via Pinfall (Emperor’s Fall) in 19:51. Rating: ***
Changes for Yoshii Nakamatsu: OVR + 5.86, XP + 530.32, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body
Changes for Markus Clay: OVR + 0.81, XP + 132.58, major damage to head

Hans Nitschke (3-3, OVR 413) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-3, OVR 410)

This was a one-sided snooze-fest. Nitschke wins in a squash and was never in danger the entire time.

Hans Nitschke (4-3) def. Angela Wassermann (3-4) via Pinfall (Euthanasia Driver) in 12:52. Rating: *
Changes for Hans Nitschke: OVR + 2.91, XP + 445.66, no notable damage
Changes for Angela Wassermann: OVR -0.89, XP + 111.42, minor damage to head

Sven Ulafsson (1-5, OVR 437) vs. Eugene Nagata (4-2, OVR 441)

This match was competitive, and featured a ref bump, an incredibly rare Shaft Sonnen interference, and a Nagata Knockout that was kicked out of because the ref was still loopy. That alone should have made this two stars. However, Maven Deltzer would later say that “I don’t care how crisp he makes it look, the Nagata Special shouldn’t end a match.” That dragged down the rating, and Nagata wins a match that seemed entertaining, but was considered otherwise.

Eugene Nagata (5-2) def. Sven Ulafsson (1-6) via Pinfall (Nagata Special) in 22:19. Rating: *
Changes for Eugene Nagata: OVR + 3.29, XP + 382.35, minor damage to body
Changes for Sven Ulafsson: OVR -1.00, XP + 112.45, minor damage to head

Lance Heartilly (4-2, OVR 461) vs. Hailey Carmichael (4-2, OVR 454)
BLUE DIVISION


For the first nine minutes of the match, this appeared to be going in the same vein as the Hans Nitschke win from earlier in the evening. Heartilly controlled the vast majority of that time, putting Carmichael in danger quickly and attempting a Hellacious Leglock. That was the wake-up call Hailey needed, though, and she began to stage a furious comeback, with a VSCOverleaf being one of the turning points of the middle section of the match. She kept managing to avoid the Hellacious Leglock, but Lance’s persistence finally won out in the end. Hailey took too much damage too early and it finally caught up with her just shy of twenty minutes into the contest, as Heartilly finally got the submission victory in a hard-fought match.

Lance Heartilly (5-2) def. Hailey Carmichael (4-3) via Submission (Hellacious Leglock) in 19:33. Rating: **
Changes for Lance Heartilly: OVR + 4.51, XP + 489.38, minor damage to head
Changes for Hailey Carmichael: OVR -0.08, XP + 103.99, minor damage to head

Sterling Silver (1-5, OVR 424) vs. Devil's Delight (0-6, OVR 399)

Both women came into this match desperately needing a win—Silver to remain relevant to the season, Delight just to get her first. This could have been over sooner than what it was, except that Silver kept sending Delight outside with segadoras…and right into the path of Devil’s Angel, who ran interference on three separate occasions before the ref finally kicked her out from ringside. Delight just couldn’t string enough offense to slow Silver’s momentum, however, and Silver took the win shortly after Devil’s Angel was ejected.

Sterling Silver (2-5) def. Devil's Delight (0-7) via Pinfall (On Wings of Silver) in 17:52. Rating: **
Changes for Sterling Silver: OVR + 4.41, XP + 488.58, minor damage to head
Changes for Devil's Delight: OVR -0.08, XP + 103.82, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
As the ring is being prepared for the next match, the camera cuts to backstage, and the office of the RRW Commissioner, Will Prydor.

Will Prydor: Next week will mark the halfway point of the regular season. Which means in RRW, it’s time for the Tag Team Turmoil event. Wrestlers are encouraged to find their own partners by the end of next week’s show, otherwise those wrestlers without partners will be randomly assigned to teams.

As was the case last season, the first three rounds of the tournament will be held as two out of three falls contests. The finals will once again be a sixty-minute Ironperson Tag Team match. Pairings, as well as opening round brackets, will be announced at the end of week eight’s show. Good luck to you all.

quote:

I do wish to note a scheduling change for Tag Team Turmoil.

The initial three rounds of the tournament will be posted on Saturday, December 5. My plan, Fates willing, is to stream the final match on my Twitch stream, https://www.twitch.tv/shadowedflames , on Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern US time. A summary post will be edited in to the “Going Live” announcement post at some point after the stream ends and I’ve had time to do all of the writing that normally goes with the match—jury is still out on whether I will do that part live or not as well. I am not going to promise great things from that stream; mainly talking game mechanics and answering questions y’all may have about the game or RRW as I envision it and just generally relaxing. But as it currently stands, that’s the plan I have in mind.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled show.

Otto von Schwarz (2-4, OVR 463) vs. Brandy McDonald (4-2, OVR 467)

Otto knew what he was facing coming into the match, and went after last season’s best regular-season wrestler with everything he had from the opening bell. He ended up gassing out about six minutes in, and Brandy took advantage, weathering the occasional spurts of offense from von Schwarz en route to a pinfall victory decided by her much better cardio shape.

Brandy McDonald (5-2) def. Otto von Schwarz (2-5) via Pinfall (Brandy With a Twist) in 12:18. Rating: **
Changes for Brandy McDonald: OVR + 4.10, XP + 485.90, no notable damage
Changes for Otto von Schwarz: OVR -0.07, XP + 103.25, minor damage to head

Reverend Johnny Gross (5-1, OVR 465) vs. Jack Braddock (3-3, OVR 459)

This ended up being a Match of the Night contender. Braddock had the early advantage, keeping Gross at bay with his strikes and reach, but eventually Gross ducked a swing and got within Jack’s arm span, and from there Gross took over. Various holds and moves wore down Braddock’s momentum, but Jack had one more offensive burst left in him. A combination of strikes and an atomic drop left Gross over for a Jack Attack, but the pastor was playing possum. A punch, a side Russian legsweep, and a Come to Jesus were all that was needed to successfully close the snare, as Gross moves to a 6-1 record and a two-match lead in the Black Division.

Reverend Johnny Gross (6-1) def. Jack Braddock (3-4) via Submission (Come to Jesus) in 16:50. Rating: ***
Changes for Reverend Johnny Gross: OVR + 5.63, XP + 528.75, minor damage to head
Changes for Jack Braddock: OVR + 0.78, XP + 132.19, minor damage to head

Mel O'Hallister (4-2, OVR 418) vs. George Mastachas (4-2, OVR 418)

An even matchup that featured a ref bump near the end, this could have gone either way at any point after the twelve-minute mark. O’Hallister was able to fend off several attempts at the Wrath of Zeus, only for Mastachas to similarly thwart the Dream of the Emerald Isle. It wasn’t until about three minutes after the referee recovered from being run into that O’Hallister finally managed to hit his reverse DDT, and pick up the win in a competitive match.

Mel O'Hallister (5-2) def. George Mastachas (4-3) via Pinfall (Dream of the Emerald Isle) in 23:47. Rating: **
Changes for Mel O'Hallister: OVR + 4.75, XP + 491.42, minor damage to head
Changes for George Mastachas: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.85, moderate damage to head

Jun Onoo (2-4, OVR 443) vs. Billy Norris (6-0, OVR 474)

Onoo, knowing he was a severe underdog coming in, went at Norris from the opening bell. He lasted longer than Otto von Schwarz did when the latter tried this tactic earlier in the night, but eventually Onoo would gas out as well, opening the door for Norris to get back in the match. Onoo would fail his only attempt at an IMPACT Driver; Norris would not miss on the Down Under Disaster. That was the difference in the match, as Norris barely manages to get to 7-0 against a very game competitor in Jun Onoo.

Billy Norris (7-0) def. Jun Onoo (2-5) via Pinfall (Down Under Disaster) in 15:39. Rating: **
Changes for Billy Norris: OVR + 4.29, XP + 487.51, minor damage to head
Changes for Jun Onoo: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.88, minor damage to head

Pulsar (4-2, OVR 472) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (3-3, OVR 463)

This was very nearly a squash until Pulsar decided at seven minutes in to try to make a match out of it. He might have succeeded, too, if not for one of the more interesting visuals in RRW to date. Abernathy was stunned, so Pulsar went to the ropes to build up speed for a high cross body. As Pulsar left his feet, Abernathy sprung into action, jumping up to grab the head of Pulsar and bring it down on Abernathy’s knee for a sort of super knee plant. This was followed up by a Shatterfall, and Abernathy picks up the duke to remain in contention in the Green Division.

Lord Robert Abernathy (4-3) def. Pulsar (4-3) via Pinfall (Shatterfall) in 11:14. Rating: **
Changes for Lord Robert Abernathy: OVR + 4.04, XP + 485.39, no notable damage
Changes for Pulsar: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.35, minor damage to head

Faarooq Mahal Jr. (5-1, OVR 418) vs. Elyssa Anderson (2-4, OVR 438)

Tess Bradenbury: It’s been an exciting night of matches so far, and coming up next—

Johnny Tyler: Coming up next is a return to form for Faarooq Mahal Jr., against a woefully unprepared opponent in Elyssa Anderson!

Tess Bradenbury: That’s not what I was going to say at all, Johnny.

Johnny Tyler: No, but my version is much more truthful and accurate!

Tess Bradenbury: Some days, I wonder…anyhow, both wrestlers are in the ring, let’s get our twelfth match of the night started!

quote:

(00:14) Anderson applied a Side Headlock
(00:21) FMJ avoided a Forearm Blow.
(00:28) FMJ hit a Side Headlock Takedown
(00:36) FMJ picked up Anderson
(00:40) Anderson blocked a Punch
(00:56) FMJ applied a Top Wrist Lock To Hammerlock
(01:10) FMJ applied a Top Wrist Lock
(01:23) Anderson very easily avoided a Drop Toe Hold.
(01:28) FMJ rolled through a Top Wrist Lock
(01:35) FMJ applied a Standing Arm Bar
(01:43) FMJ applied a Hammerlock
(01:59) FMJ hit an Arm Wringer Takedown
(02:05) FMJ picked up Anderson
(02:08) FMJ hit a Punch
(02:24) FMJ applied a Top Wrist Lock To Hammerlock
(02:31) FMJ applied a Standing Arm Bar
(02:45) FMJ applied a Top Wrist Lock
(02:52) FMJ applied a Standing Arm Bar
(02:55) FMJ hit a Punch
(03:11) FMJ hit a Spinning Arm Breaker
(03:18) FMJ hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(03:22) Anderson blocked a Rear Chinlock
(03:28) Anderson very easily avoided a Stomp.
(03:31) Anderson hit a Handshake Sucker Punch
(03:45) Anderson applied a Front Facelock
(03:49) Anderson hit a Face Rake
(03:56) Anderson hit an Inverted Drop Toe Hold
(04:06) Faarooq Mahal Jr. moved out of the way from a Legdrop.
(04:21) FMJ hit a Stomp Flurry
(04:29) FMJ hit a Stomp To Groin
(04:38) Anderson easily avoided a Stomp Flurry.
(04:42) Anderson hit an Eye Poke
(04:46) Anderson hit a Begging Off Eye Poke
(04:50) FMJ slipped out of the back of a Top Wrist Lock
(04:55) Anderson blocked a Neckbreaker
(05:03) FMJ applied a Hammerlock
(05:11) Anderson got a rope break to stop a Standing Arm Bar
(05:14) FMJ hit a Kick To Gut
(05:19) Anderson blocked a Punch
(05:33) FMJ applied a Side Headlock
(05:49) FMJ hit a Spinning Arm Breaker
(06:03) FMJ applied a Knee Bar
(06:11) FMJ hit a Stomp To Groin
(06:18) FMJ used a Face Rub Taunt
(06:38) FMJ applied a Rear Chinlock

Tess Bradenbury: Early going so far, I’d have to give the edge to Mahal. He’s controlled the pace, and controlled where Anderson can go by staying within reach of her.

Johnny Tyler: You’re making him sound like he’s holding her hostage or something. Lighten up!

Tess Bradenbury: Only you would go down that path, Johnny. Something you’re not telling us?

Johnny Tyler: I…what? No!

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(06:46) FMJ picked up Anderson from behind
(06:53) FMJ hit a Neckbreaker
(07:00) FMJ picked up Anderson
(07:05) Anderson blocked a DDT
(07:09) Anderson blocked a Spinning Arm Breaker
(07:23) Anderson applied an Arm Wringer
(07:37) Anderson applied a Side Headlock
(07:43) FMJ avoided an Eye Poke.
(07:50) FMJ hit a DDT
(07:57) FMJ used a Slit Throat Motion
(08:07) Elyssa Anderson very easily moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.
(08:27) Anderson applied a Rear Chinlock
(08:36) Faarooq Mahal Jr. moved out of the way from a Knee Drop.
(08:41) Anderson broke a Stomp To Groin
(08:44) Anderson hit a Handshake Kick To Gut
(08:49) FMJ blocked a Side Headlock Takedown
(08:53) Anderson hit a Face Rake
(08:53) The referee warned Anderson
(08:57) FMJ blocked an Inverted Drop Toe Hold
(09:11) Anderson applied an Arm Wringer
(09:14) Anderson hit a Punch
(09:28) Anderson applied a Front Facelock
(09:32) Anderson hit an Open Handed Chop
(09:35) FMJ countered a Running Forearm Blow with a Kick To Gut
(09:40) Anderson broke a Kneeling Jaw Breaker
(09:52) Anderson hit a Vertical Body Press
(10:11) Anderson applied a Rope-Assisted Choke Hold
(10:11) The referee gave Anderson a stern warning
(10:18) Anderson hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(10:25) Anderson hit a Senton
(10:32) Anderson hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(10:40) FMJ avoided a Stomp Flurry.
(10:43) FMJ hit a Kick To Gut
(10:50) FMJ hit a Side Headlock Takedown
(10:54) FMJ hit a Fist Drop
(11:03) FMJ picked up Anderson
(11:17) FMJ applied a Front Facelock
(11:22) Anderson blocked a Running Schoolboy Roll Up
(11:26) Anderson reversed an irish whip to the corner
(11:33) Anderson hit a Corner Knife Edge Chop
(11:40) Anderson hit a Corner Slap To Chest
(11:47) Anderson hit a Corner Knife Edge Chop
(11:56) FMJ avoided a Corner Open Handed Chop.
(12:14) FMJ hit a Corner Stomp Flurry
(12:24) FMJ picked up Anderson from behind
(12:50) FMJ has the Maharaja Clip locked on tight! Is Anderson going to fade away here?

Johnny Tyler: Ball game! Call for the bell, this one is over!

Tess Bradenbury: I don’t think so, Johnny. Mahal doesn’t have it fully cinched in, Anderson still has a little room to move her head, though it’s not much.

Johnny Tyler: What do you know?

Tess Bradenbury: More than you, apparently, as Elyssa tucks into a forward roll, and Mahal has to break the hold or go down to the mat rather awkwardly. But that certainly isn’t going to do Anderson any favors; can she find a way to fight back?

Johnny Tyler: Probably not. At least not without bloodletting.

quote:

(13:11) Anderson got a rope break to stop an Abdominal Stretch
(13:18) FMJ hit a Knee Plant
(13:25) FMJ picked up Anderson from behind
(13:34) Anderson got a rope break to stop a Full Metal Jacket
(13:44) FMJ hit a Kneeling Jaw Breaker
(13:52) FMJ hit a Stomp To Groin
(13:59) FMJ used a Slit Throat Motion
(14:03) Anderson fought back against being picked up from behind
(14:17) Anderson applied a Front Facelock
(14:21) Anderson hit an Eye Poke
(14:27) FMJ got a rope break to stop a Front Facelock
(14:41) Anderson applied a Front Facelock
(14:55) Anderson applied a Top Wrist Lock
(15:07) Anderson hit a Vertical Body Press
(15:11) Anderson hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(15:30) Anderson applied a Rope-Assisted Choke Hold
(15:30) The referee gave Anderson a stern warning
(15:36) FMJ avoided a Seated Dropkick.
(15:41) Anderson blocked a Stump Piledriver
(15:44) FMJ hit a Punch
(15:54) FMJ hit a Kneeling Jaw Breaker
(16:03) Anderson broke a Running Schoolboy Roll Up by falling on top of FMJ
(16:07) Anderson got a two count

Tess Bradenbury: Quick thinking on Anderson’s part there, but Mahal still had the awareness to pop a shoulder up!

Johnny Tyler: Quick thinking? I think she just got lucky and Mahal missed his grip on the leg. Looked like his hands went to about knee height and he didn’t have the leverage to take Anderson over.

Tess Bradenbury: Looking at the delayed feed, Johnny, yes, you’re absolutely right. Still, Anderson did the smart thing and went for the cover just to make Mahal exert some energy to get out of the predicament.

quote:

(16:14) Anderson hit a Running Forearm Blow
(16:18) Anderson hit a Measured Knee Drop
(16:25) Anderson hit a Running Seated Dropkick
(16:29) Anderson hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(16:43) Anderson used a Get Up Taunt
(16:53) Anderson hit a Seated Face Plant
(16:57) FMJ stopped a Top Rope Point Taunt by rushing Anderson
(17:00) FMJ hit a Punch
(17:07) FMJ hit a Running Schoolboy Roll Up
(17:11) FMJ got a two count
(17:14) FMJ hit a Kick To Gut
(17:17) Anderson countered a Running Schoolboy Roll Up with a Punch
(17:24) Faarooq Mahal Jr. moved out of the way from an Enzuigiri Kick.
(17:32) FMJ hit a Stomp To Groin
(17:39) FMJ picked up Anderson
(17:44) Anderson broke a DDT
(17:50) Anderson hit a Dropkick To Knee
(17:57) FMJ countered a Low Blow with a Side Headlock Takedown
(18:05) FMJ hit a Stomp To Groin
(18:09) Anderson fought back against being picked up from behind
(18:16) Anderson hit a Knee Plant
(18:22) Anderson hit an Enzuigiri Kick
(18:32) FMJ avoided a Dropkick To Knee.
(18:48) FMJ hit a Spinning Arm Breaker
(18:53) Anderson blocked a Stomp To Groin
(19:00) FMJ hit a Big Legdrop
(19:04) Anderson blocked a Stomp To Groin
(19:13) FMJ picked up Anderson
(19:20) FMJ hit a DDT
(19:30) FMJ picked up Anderson from behind
(19:56) FMJ gets that Full Metal Jacket applied to Anderson, and this one could be over shortly!

Johnny Tyler: And now it’s over! No one is getting out of this!

Tess Bradenbury: Anderson’s feet are about six inches from the ropes, here, as she tries to kick her way forward enough to break the plane. Mahal’s got it firmly applied, though, I don’t think Elyssa is going to—there it is, she taps out! Mahal gets back on the right track with a hard-fought victory here, and he certainly earned it tonight against a game Elyssa Anderson!

Johnny Tyler: I’ll admit, she gave him a much tougher fight than I’d have expected. But all is right with the world, as Mahal claims his expected victory here tonight!

Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-1) def. Elyssa Anderson (2-5) via Submission (Full Metal Jacket) in 20:07. Rating: ***
Changes for Faarooq Mahal Jr.: OVR + 5.88, XP + 605.46, minor damage to head
Changes for Elyssa Anderson: OVR + 0.81, XP + 207.62, minor damage to head
This was the Match of the Night (1 [1 this season] for Faarooq Mahal Jr., 3 [1 this season] for Elyssa Anderson)

Diamond Steel (3-3, OVR 453) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (3-3, OVR 438)
PURPLE DIVISION


With everyone in the division locked at 3-3 coming in to this week, and both Braddock and Wasserman losing, this match would determine the sole possessor of a winning record in the Purple Division heading into Week Eight.

Chavinski elected to try to same tactics that Onoo and von Schwarz tried earlier in the night. The only difference here is that he managed to weather the comeback of Steel and eventually apply his rear naked choke for the tap out victory, though Steel did everything she could to give him a run for his money.

Vladimir Chavinski (4-3) def. Diamond Steel (3-4) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 16:14. Rating: **
Changes for Vladimir Chavinski: OVR + 4.32, XP + 487.79, minor damage to head
Changes for Diamond Steel: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.95, minor damage to head

El Tornado (2-4, OVR 439) vs. Daniel Simmons (4-2, OVR 466)

Not the most impressive of matches, saved from a dull rating by a too-late-to-matter comeback from Tornado to keep it out of squash territory.

Daniel Simmons (5-2) def. El Tornado (2-5) via Submission (Quitting Time) in 12:12. Rating: **
Changes for Daniel Simmons: OVR + 4.09, XP + 485.86, no notable damage
Changes for El Tornado: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.46, minor damage to head

Indigo Rose (1-5, OVR 424) vs. Brian Blackfield (4-2, OVR 464)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH


Some people thought that Rose had it in her this week to pull the upset. After all, Blackfield wouldn’t have his biggest advantage going for him—his adrenaline rush. Plus, Rose had her spike DDT variant, the Blood From a Rose, to fall back on. Others pointed to Blackfield’s Tartan Effect or the fact that, you know, chairs were legal in this match, as a way to keep the advantage with the Scottish wrestler.

This ended up being even throughout, and ended up outside at the end of the entrance ramp. Blackfield got put through a table with a DDT early, but didn’t start to bleed. He would try to return the favor to Rose, too much to his detriment, as Rose would turn around use her signature DDT to put Blackfield through a second table, this time causing him to bleed, to pick up the upset victory.

Indigo Rose (2-5) def. Brian Blackfield (4-3) via First Blood (Blood From a Rose, through a table) in 15:45. Rating: **
Changes for Indigo Rose: OVR + 4.55, XP + 487.56, no notable damage
Changes for Brian Blackfield: OVR + 0.93, XP + 121.89, minor damage to head

Blood River (3-3, OVR 444) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-6, OVR 418)
BLACK DIVISION TABLES MATCH


The show ended on a very poor, mostly one-sided match. Anarchy seemed outclassed throughout and put up minimal resistance to Blood River, who won quickly to end the night’s festivities.

Blood River (4-3) def. Jimmy Anarchy (0-7) via Table Break (DDT) in 10:28. Rating: *
Changes for Blood River: OVR + 2.82, XP + 377.91, no notable damage
Changes for Jimmy Anarchy: OVR -0.86, XP + 111.15, no notable damage

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

DIVISION STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 7 OF 16

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE


RED DIVISION
1. Mel O'Hallister: 5-2, ATV 14:43, (AMR 2.286), OVR 422.87
2. Jun Onoo: 2-5, ATV 13:11, (AMR 2.000), OVR 442.87
3. Otto von Schwarz: 2-5, ATV 16:18, (AMR 2.143), OVR 462.46
4. Sven Ulafsson: 1-6, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.571), OVR 436.1


YELLOW DIVISION
1. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 5-2, ATV 16:02, (AMR 2.000), OVR 469.97
2. Markus Clay: 5-2, ATV 11:40, (AMR 2.000), OVR 460.93
3. Brian Blackfield: 4-3, ATV 19:00, (AMR 1.857), OVR 465.14
4. Elyssa Anderson: 2-5, ATV 15:12, (AMR 2.571), OVR 439.01


BLUE DIVISION
1. Faarooq Mahal Jr.: 6-1, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.714), OVR 423.94
2. Lance Heartilly: 5-2, ATV 16:31, (AMR 2.143), OVR 465.54
3. Hailey Carmichael: 4-3, ATV 19:21, (AMR 1.714), OVR 453.69
4. Indigo Rose: 2-5, ATV 15:39, (AMR 1.571), OVR 428.08


WHITE DIVISION
1. Eugene Nagata: 5-2, ATV 17:46, (AMR 1.571), OVR 443.85
2. Brandy McDonald: 5-2, ATV 12:08, (AMR 1.714), OVR 471.26
3. George Mastachas: 4-3, ATV 14:46, (AMR 2.143), OVR 417.47
4. Terrance Stevens: 2-5, ATV 17:24, (AMR 2.000), OVR 450.56

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE

GREEN DIVISION
1. Daniel Simmons: 5-2, ATV 15:04 (AMR 1.857), OVR 470.41
2. Lord Robert Abernathy: 4-3, ATV 22:20 (AMR 1.857), OVR 466.84
3. Glenn Knight: 2-5, ATV 12:06 (AMR 2.143), OVR 455.07
4. Devil's Delight: 0-7, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.857), OVR 398.8


ORANGE DIVISION
1. Billy Norris: 7-0, ATV 12:39 (AMR 1.857), OVR 478.25
2. Pulsar: 4-3, ATV 11:48 (AMR 2.286), OVR 471.93
3. Sterling Silver: 2-5, ATV 14:06 (AMR 2.000), OVR 428.84
4. El Tornado: 2-5, ATV 14:18 (AMR 1.714), OVR 439.38


PURPLE DIVISION
1. Vladimir Chavinski: 4-3, ATV 18:47 (AMR 1.857), OVR 442.58
2. Jack Braddock: 3-4, ATV 12:40 (AMR 2.000), OVR 459.47
3. Diamond Steel: 3-4, ATV 13:33 (AMR 2.286), OVR 452.44
4. Angela Wassermann: 3-4, ATV 20:48 (AMR 1.286), OVR 408.98


BLACK DIVISION
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 6-1, ATV 16:46 (AMR 2.143), OVR 470.66
2. Blood River: 4-3, ATV 12:20 (AMR 2.143), OVR 447.3
3. Hans Nitschke: 4-3, ATV 14:44 (AMR 1.857), OVR 415.91
4. Jimmy Anarchy: 0-7, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.857), OVR 417.17

PREDICTION CONTEST AFTER WEEK 6
1. Do not even ask: 54 + 10 = 64
2. Senerio: 48 + 8 = 56
3. Projecthalaxy: 52
4. sk: 14


WEEK EIGHT LINEUP
Pulsar (4-3, OVR 472) vs. Blood River (4-3, OVR 447)
Billy Norris (7-0, OVR 478) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (6-1, OVR 471)
BLACK DIVISION: Jimmy Anarchy (0-7, OVR 417) vs. Hans Nitschke (4-3, OVR 416)
Elyssa Anderson (2-5, OVR 439) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-4, OVR 409)
Brandy McDonald (5-2, OVR 471) vs. Glenn Knight (2-5, OVR 455)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH: Hailey Carmichael (4-3, OVR 454) vs. Markus Clay (5-2, OVR 461)
BLUE DIVISION: Indigo Rose (2-5, OVR 428) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-1, OVR 424)
WHITE DIVISION: Eugene Nagata (5-2, OVR 444) vs. George Mastachas (4-3, OVR 417)
PURPLE DIVISION: Jack Braddock (3-4, OVR 459) vs. Diamond Steel (3-4, OVR 452)
RED DIVISION: Sven Ulafsson (1-6, OVR 436) vs. Mel O'Hallister (5-2, OVR 423)
RED DIVISION: Otto von Schwarz (2-5, OVR 462) vs. Jun Onoo (2-5, OVR 443)
Lance Heartilly (5-2, OVR 466) vs. Yoshii Nakamatsu (5-2, OVR 470)
Terrance Stevens (2-5, OVR 451) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (4-3, OVR 467)
GREEN DIVISION: Daniel Simmons (5-2, OVR 470) vs. Devil's Delight (0-7, OVR 399)
Brian Blackfield (4-3, OVR 465) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (4-3, OVR 443)
ORANGE DIVISION: El Tornado (2-5, OVR 439) vs. Sterling Silver (2-5, OVR 429)


Matchup notes:
Pulsar 1-0 River
Hailey 0-1 Clay
Nagata 0-1 Mastachas
Braddock 3-0 Steel
von Schwarz 1-1 Onoo
Heartilly 1-0 Nakamatsu
Simmons 1-0 Delight
Tornado 2-0 Silver

Do not even ask
Apr 8, 2008

I'll be busting the moves and I'll be busting the rhymes, we'll be busting up laughing 'cause it's
PARTY TIME!



The Maharaja Clip is over, brother.

Pulsar
Reverend Johnny Gross
Hans Nitschke
Angela Wassermann
Brandy McDonald
Markus Clay
Indigo Rose
George Mastachas
Jack Braddock
Mel O'Hallister
Otto von Schwarz
Yoshii Nakamatsu
Lord Robert Abernathy
Daniel Simmons
Brian Blackfield
El Tornado

FMJ totally would want to tag with Devil's Delight, bragging that he can win TTT with anyone (while secretly hoping that DD eats all the pins/subs and they lose in the first round so that he can spend the rest of the time focusing on his match with Heartilly)

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Do not even ask posted:

FMJ totally would want to tag with Devil's Delight, bragging that he can win TTT with anyone (while secretly hoping that DD eats all the pins/subs and they lose in the first round so that he can spend the rest of the time focusing on his match with Heartilly)

...well. I certainly didn’t expect that. All right. I’ll put that down as official then.

I Before E
Jul 2, 2012

Two as


Eugene "One Star" Nagata

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





Pulsar (4-3, OVR 472) vs. Blood River (4-3, OVR 447)
Billy Norris (7-0, OVR 478) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (6-1, OVR 471)
BLACK DIVISION: Jimmy Anarchy (0-7, OVR 417) vs. Hans Nitschke (4-3, OVR 416)
Elyssa Anderson (2-5, OVR 439) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-4, OVR 409)
Brandy McDonald (5-2, OVR 471) vs. Glenn Knight (2-5, OVR 455)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH: Hailey Carmichael (4-3, OVR 454) vs. Markus Clay (5-2, OVR 461) (duh)
BLUE DIVISION: Indigo Rose (2-5, OVR 428) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-1, OVR 424)
WHITE DIVISION: Eugene Nagata (5-2, OVR 444) vs. George Mastachas (4-3, OVR 417)
PURPLE DIVISION: Jack Braddock (3-4, OVR 459) vs. Diamond Steel (3-4, OVR 452)
RED DIVISION: Sven Ulafsson (1-6, OVR 436) vs. Mel O'Hallister (5-2, OVR 423)
RED DIVISION: Otto von Schwarz (2-5, OVR 462) vs. Jun Onoo (2-5, OVR 443)
Lance Heartilly (5-2, OVR 466) vs. Yoshii Nakamatsu (5-2, OVR 470)
Terrance Stevens (2-5, OVR 451) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (4-3, OVR 467)
GREEN DIVISION: Daniel Simmons (5-2, OVR 470) vs. Devil's Delight (0-7, OVR 399)
Brian Blackfield (4-3, OVR 465) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (4-3, OVR 443)
ORANGE DIVISION: El Tornado (2-5, OVR 439) vs. Sterling Silver (2-5, OVR 429)

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Pulsar (4-3, OVR 472) vs. Blood River (4-3, OVR 447)

There are nights where it seems like everything is going to go in your favor. Then there are nights where it seems like there is no way you can lose no matter what you do. For River, the latter was true tonight. Despite being outworked the entire match, and suffering a great deal of damage, it took three Zodiac Implosions to keep him down. He kicked out of the first one at two-and-a-half, got a foot on the ropes for the second (which the ref missed until after he finished the count, forcing the match to continue), had The Acolyte stop another one (for which said Acolyte was banished to the locker room), but the fourth attempt, and third successful one, finished the job. A gutsy showing by River, who seemed like he had the Fates on his side tonight, but it was not to be.

Pulsar (5-3) def. Blood River (4-4) via Pinfall (Zodiac Implosion) in 22:28. Rating: **
Changes for Pulsar: OVR + 4.67, XP + 490.78, minor damage to head
Changes for Blood River: OVR -0.08, XP + 104.29, major damage to head and body

Billy Norris (7-0, OVR 478) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (6-1, OVR 471)

It’s no exaggeration to say that Gross controlled the opening two thirds of this match. He had put a beatdown on Norris early, and kept up the pressure until Norris kicked out of a low blow at two. Norris would mount a furious comeback, scoring with a Boomerang DDT and avoiding Gross’s later attempts at a second low blow. Finally, he had Gross in position for a Down Under Disaster, only for Gross to duck the kick and schoolboy Norris into a cover. There may have been some grabbing of the tights—replay was inconclusive—but Gross stole the victory off a missed finisher attempt to hand Norris his first loss of the season. With Norris being the last to suffer a defeat, RRW will not have a perfect 16-0 record once again this season.

Reverend Johnny Gross (7-1) def. Billy Norris (7-1) via Pinfall (missed Down Under Disaster) in 13:41. Rating: **
Changes for Reverend Johnny Gross: OVR + 4.18, XP + 486.57, minor damage to head
Changes for Billy Norris: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.64, minor damage to body

Jimmy Anarchy (0-7, OVR 417) vs. Hans Nitschke (4-3, OVR 416)
BLACK DIVISION


If you’ll forgive me, I’d like to pull back the curtain a bit here and talk about this match “out of universe,” so to speak. This one had to be run twice. The first time, it wasn’t a squash, but Nitschke had Anarchy in trouble about eleven minutes in, having hit one Invasive Procedure and looking for more. After a ref bump, Anarchy went to send Doktor out of the ring with a blindside high knee...and the game crashed about fourteen minutes deep into the match. It’s generally a rare thing for the game to crash, and I suspect the system being woken from sleep mode a few minutes earlier was the cause.

On the second run, things started in Anarchy’s favor, for all of about five minutes. Then Nitschke started mounting the offense and Anarchy wasn’t able to recover. An Invasive Procedure right into a Euthanasia Driver was enough to put Anarchy down, officially this time. The results would have been largely the same, just a difference in time between the two runs.

Hans Nitschke (5-3) def. Jimmy Anarchy (0-8) via Pinfall (Euthanasia Driver) in 13:11. Rating: **
Changes for Hans Nitschke: OVR + 4.15, XP + 413.38, no notable damage
Changes for Jimmy Anarchy: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.58, minor damage to head and body

Elyssa Anderson (2-5, OVR 439) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-4, OVR 409)

Anderson had the early advantage, wearing down the MMA crossover with a mix of rest holds and quick attacks. At one point, she countered a Superman punch from Wassermann into a side headlock takedown, and that rattled Angela for several minutes, allowing Anderson to hit an Andersault and preparing for the end of the match. Wassermann would avoid a Point of Attack and fight back, putting Anderson within range of the cross arm breaker. Wassermann would not be able to string together enough offensive momentum to execute the hold, however, as Anderson hit a desperation Point of Attack and managed to keep her opponent down for the pin, picking up a much-needed win in the process.

Elyssa Anderson (3-5) def. Angela Wassermann (3-5) via Pinfall (Point of Attack) in 21:39. Rating: **
Changes for Elyssa Anderson: OVR + 4.63, XP + 490.39, minor damage to head
Changes for Angela Wassermann: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.60, major damage to head

Brandy McDonald (5-2, OVR 471) vs. Glenn Knight (2-5, OVR 455)

After struggling to open the season, McDonald has found her groove. She was never in danger the entire match, and even Maven Deltzer seemed to think so. “Essentially nothing more than a lengthy squash” was his entire verbatim critique of the match, and the author would have to agree, given that it wasn’t even a finisher that kept Knight down for three. As for Glenn, coming off a season where he fought for the RRW Championship, he now finds himself at the point where he’d need to win every match in the second half of the season to even have a chance at making a run for the playoffs.

Brandy McDonald (6-2) def. Glenn Knight (2-6) via Pinfall (Spear) in 9:33. Rating: *
Changes for Brandy McDonald: OVR + 2.78, XP + 444.20, no notable damage
Changes for Glenn Knight: OVR -0.85, XP + 111.05, minor damage to head

Hailey Carmichael (4-3, OVR 454) vs. Markus Clay (5-2, OVR 461)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH


Neither wrestler is known for their abilities to make opponents bleed, so this wasn’t going to be the most spectacular of matches from the start. In fact, it took Hailey about eight minutes of wrestling her usual technical style before Leslie Burrell’s advice from ringside sank in that tap outs meant nothing here. Clay would make a limited comeback but in the end, even though she looked physically ill to resort to it, Hailey dug her nails into the forehead of Clay enough to make him bleed (at the cost of breaking two different nails on her right hand), and remain in the hunt in the Blue Division going into the second half of the season. (Gameplay Mechanics Note: In submission matches, the “Force Submission” option has a 10% success rate. The counterpart in first blood matches, “Draw Blood,” only had a 5% chance. So either wrestler basically needed to roll very low to succeed, and Hailey managed it on the second go.)

Hailey Carmichael (5-3) def. Markus Clay (5-3) via First Blood in 13:52. Rating: **
Changes for Hailey Carmichael: OVR + 4.43, XP + 413.66, no notable damage
Changes for Markus Clay: OVR + 0.91, XP + 121.66, minor damage to head

Indigo Rose (2-5, OVR 428) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-1, OVR 424)
BLUE DIVISION


Rose came out aggressively from the opening bell, barely letting Mahal get a chance to get a breath in without having to be put in a hold or defending strikes. Ten minutes in, Rose went for her patented DDT, only for Mahal to break out of it and finally string together more than two holds in a row. A surprise Maharaja Clip nearly got a submission as it caught Rose off-guard, a second one wasn’t as close as Rose was ready for it that time, and Rose went back on offense. Abandoning her Blood From a Rose, Rose instead took Mahal down with a side Russian legsweep and quickly applied Vite d’Indaco, positioning Mahal as far from the ropes as she could manage. That was the difference, as Mahal reluctantly tapped out to give Rose the upset victory and give Lance Heartilly a chance to slide into the Blue Division lead at the halfway point.

Indigo Rose (3-5) def. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-2) via Submission (Vite d’Indaco) in 23:03. Rating: **
Changes for Indigo Rose: OVR + 4.71, XP + 491.06, no notable damage
Changes for Faarooq Mahal Jr.: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.77, minor damage to head

Eugene Nagata (5-2, OVR 444) vs. George Mastachas (4-3, OVR 417)
WHITE DIVISION


This was shaping up to be a decent, twenty-minute back-and-forth match that could have been a match of the night contender, except that it ended in abrupt fashion. Either Mastachas has been hiding an arm injury suffered during training this week, or Nagata applied the hold a little extra tight tonight. Whatever the cause, Mastachas tapped out to the Nagata Lock 5 after a single application, and Nagata picked up the flash victory to maintain his White Division lead going into the second half.

Eugene Nagata (6-2) def. George Mastachas (4-4) via Submission (Nagata Lock 5) in 11:33. Rating: **
Changes for Eugene Nagata: OVR + 4.05, XP + 412.71, minor damage to head
Changes for George Mastachas: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.39, no notable damage

Jack Braddock (3-4, OVR 459) vs. Diamond Steel (3-4, OVR 452)
PURPLE DIVISION


The only other match in consideration for Match of the Night honors, this was a quick, but hard-hitting, affair. Braddock controlled the first four minutes, strikes landing at will until he missed an elbow drop. Steel would fight back, controlling the next four minutes by using her size to punch through Braddock’s defense. When Steel went for a Goal Line Stand, only to be kicked in the gut by Braddock, that was the beginning of the end. “Classic” would hit a couple of spinning backfists to soften up Steel, follow it with a DDT, and finally a Jack Attack to pick up a win and some momentum heading into his Tag Team Turmoil title defense with Hailey Carmichael.

Jack Braddock (4-4) def. Diamond Steel (3-5) via Pinfall (Jack Attack) in 12:30. Rating: ***
Changes for Jack Braddock: OVR + 5.32, XP + 526.50, moderate damage to head
Changes for Diamond Steel: OVR + 0.74, XP + 131.63, moderate damage to head

Sven Ulafsson (1-6, OVR 436) vs. Mel O'Hallister (5-2, OVR 423)
RED DIVISION:


This went pretty much the way most people expected it to go. Ulafsson put up a fight, hitting a Nordic Backbreaker that looked like it must have broke something, but Sven couldn’t string enough offense together to take advantage. O’Hallister would slip out of a Samoan Drop and hit his finisher to keep his three-match lead in the Red Division, with the winner of the next match taking over second place in the division.

Mel O'Hallister (6-2) def. Sven Ulafsson (1-7) via Pinfall (Dream of the Emerald Isle) in 13:28. Rating: **
Changes for Mel O'Hallister: OVR + 4.16, XP + 486.46, no notable damage
Changes for Sven Ulafsson: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.62, moderate damage to head

Otto von Schwarz (2-5, OVR 462) vs. Jun Onoo (2-5, OVR 443)
RED DIVISION


This was certainly a hoss-off, but not a very entertaining one as both men were gassed by the nine-minute mark. The match was not very noteworthy and ended with an implant DDT by Onoo to take over second place in the Red Division, with a lot of space to go to catch up to O’Hallister.

Jun Onoo (3-5) def. Otto von Schwarz (2-6) via Pinfall (Implant DDT) in 13:35. Rating: *
Changes for Jun Onoo: OVR + 2.94, XP + 445.98, no notable damage
Changes for Otto von Schwarz: OVR -0.90, XP + 94.77, minor damage to head

Lance Heartilly (5-2, OVR 466) vs. Yoshii Nakamatsu (5-2, OVR 470)

For a man who comes in as the reigning and defending RRW Champion, Heartilly certainly did not look the part here. Nakamatsu had him on the defensive for the bulk of the match, busted him open with a DEVASTATION Knee, and finished things with an Emperor’s Fall in what was ultimately barely more than a squash.

Yoshii Nakamatsu (6-2) def. Lance Heartilly (5-3) via Pinfall (Emperor’s Fall) in 11:31. Rating: *
Changes for Yoshii Nakamatsu: OVR + 2.86, XP + 445.07, no notable damage
Changes for Lance Heartilly: OVR -0.87, XP + 111.27, moderate damage to head

Terrance Stevens (2-5, OVR 451) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (4-3, OVR 467)

This match, while competitive, didn’t really have any sustained periods of offense from either wrestler. It would be the finish that would be most remembered from this match, if anything. Abernathy had Stevens worn down, but was in no danger of facing a Maple Leaf Meltdown himself. The nobleman went for a Shatterfall, but Stevens countered it into an inside cradle, and managed to get three before Abernathy kicked out a split second too late. His Lordship was rather livid, but replays showed it was the correct call, and Stevens manages to steal a much-needed victory from the jaws of defeat.

Terrance Stevens (3-5) def. Lord Robert Abernathy (4-4) via Pinfall (reversed Shatterfall) in 17:02. Rating: **
Changes for Terrance Stevens: OVR + 4.37, XP + 488.18, minor damage to head
Changes for Lord Robert Abernathy: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.04, minor damage to head

Daniel Simmons (5-2, OVR 470) vs. Devil's Delight (0-7, OVR 399)
GREEN DIVISION


There are times where Devil’s Delight shows that she can still fight despite the ravages of what she put her body through outside of the ring for the last few years. The first six minutes of this match were precisely that, trying to wear down Simmons early and stay on the offensive. Simmons was able to break out of a DDT attempt due to Delight basically punching herself into exhaustion, and inexorably moved the match into his favor. Delight got a lease on the match by avoiding a Working Man’s Dropkick, but her attempt to hit Hellborne Rising missed, and Simmons capitalized a few moments later with Quitting Time, forcing the tap out.

Daniel Simmons (6-2) def. Devil's Delight (0-8) via Submission (Quitting Time) in 15:01. Rating: **
Changes for Daniel Simmons: OVR + 4.25, XP + 487.21, no notable damage
Changes for Devil's Delight: OVR -0.08, XP + 103.53, moderate damage to head

Brian Blackfield (4-3, OVR 465) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (4-3, OVR 443)

A fairly competitive match, Chavinski showed that there might be a way to thwart the adrenaline rushes that Blackfield is known for. After spending seventeen minutes in a back-and-forth slugfest that featured more than a few piledrivers and knees to faces, Chavinski managed to lock in his rear naked choke. Trapped and well out of reach of the ropes, Blackfield tapped out before he could be choked into unconsciousness. It’s hard to trigger an adrenaline rush when one is trapped in a submission, after all!

Vladimir Chavinski (5-3) def. Brian Blackfield (4-4) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 19:26. Rating: **
Changes for Vladimir Chavinski: OVR + 4.5, XP + 489.33, minor damage to head
Changes for Brian Blackfield: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.33, moderate damage to head

El Tornado (2-5, OVR 439) vs. Sterling Silver (2-5, OVR 429)
ORANGE DIVISION


Tess Bradenbury: And with that, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for our main event of the evening—

Johnny Tyler: Only in the first half of the season would this count as a main event, Tess. If this happened after Tag Team Turmoil, this would be near the beginning of the show, where it belongs!

Tess Bradenbury: Be that as it may, Johnny, expect a lot of quick-paced action as our resident Luchadora, Sterling Silver, takes on El Tornado!

Johnny Tyler: More like Silver losing to Tornado. She failed both times last season, I expect the same to happen here.

Tess Bradenbury: That said, both wrestlers are in the ring. The ref calls for the bell, and out main event is under way!

quote:

(00:14) El Tornado applied a Candado Invertido
(00:20) S. Silver very easily avoided a Running Clothesline.
(00:34) S. Silver applied a Candado Invertido
(00:40) S. Silver hit a Rolling Wheel Kick
(00:46) S. Silver hit a Butt Smash
(01:00) S. Silver applied a Candado
(01:04) El Tornado blocked a Butt Smash
(01:08) S. Silver hit a Knife Edge Chop
(01:14) S. Silver hit a Butt Smash
(01:21) S. Silver picked up El Tornado
(01:26) El Tornado blocked a Jab Punch
(01:40) S. Silver applied a Candado
(01:46) S. Silver hit a Butt Smash
(01:51) El Tornado slipped out of the back of a Candado
(01:55) El Tornado hit a Forearm To Back
(02:04) S. Silver very easily avoided a Dropkick.
(02:18) S. Silver applied a Candado Invertido
(02:32) S. Silver applied a Candado
(02:35) S. Silver hit a Puñetazo
(02:40) El Tornado blocked a Knee Lift
(02:48) S. Silver applied a Hammerlock
(02:54) S. Silver hit a Rolling Wheel Kick
(03:02) S. Silver applied a Hammerlock
(03:09) S. Silver hit a Schoolboy Roll Up
(03:13) S. Silver got a one count
(03:27) S. Silver applied a Candado
(03:30) S. Silver hit a Puñetazo
(03:44) S. Silver applied a Candado
(03:48) S. Silver hit a Knife Edge Chop
(03:58) S. Silver hit a Seated Face Plant
(04:13) S. Silver hit a Stomp Flurry
(04:23) El Tornado moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.

Tess Bradenbury: Silver took just a moment too long to get into the air, and she pays for the mistake!

Johnny Tyler: To the surprise of no one.

Tess Bradenbury: Johnny, you’re talking about half of the runners-up of Tag Team Turmoil last season.

Johnny Tyler: Yeah. “Runners-up.” No one really cares about second place, Tess.

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(04:27) El Tornado hit a Stomp
(04:36) El Tornado picked up S. Silver
(04:45) S. Silver very easily avoided a Jab Punch.
(04:52) S. Silver hit a Knee Plant
(04:55) S. Silver hit a Jab Punch
(05:02) S. Silver hit a Knee Plant
(05:15) S. Silver hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(05:22) S. Silver hit a Seated Dropkick
(05:26) S. Silver hit a Stomp
(05:33) El Tornado avoided a Seated Back Dropkick.
(05:36) El Tornado hit a Forearm Blow
(05:39) El Tornado hit a Kick To Gut
(05:49) S. Silver very easily avoided a Running Clothesline.
(05:56) S. Silver hit a Patadas Voladoras
(06:03) S. Silver hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(06:17) S. Silver used a Get Up Taunt
(06:24) S. Silver hit a Women's DDT
(06:31) S. Silver picked up El Tornado
(06:36) El Tornado broke a Seated Face Plant
(06:42) El Tornado hit a Lucha Bump
(06:45) El Tornado hit a Forearm Blow
(06:52) El Tornado hit a Running Clothesline
(07:00) El Tornado picked up S. Silver
(07:07) S. Silver got a rope break to stop a Candado Invertido
(07:21) El Tornado applied a Candado
(07:24) El Tornado hit a Jab Punch
(07:27) El Tornado hit a Puñetazo
(07:30) El Tornado hit a Jab Punch
(07:44) El Tornado applied a Candado Invertido
(07:47) El Tornado hit a Bell Clap
(07:54) El Tornado hit a Running Clothesline
(08:07) El Tornado hit a Running Half Senton
(08:14) El Tornado hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(08:20) Sterling Silver very easily moved out of the way from a Senton.
(08:28) S. Silver hit a Stomp To Groin
(08:34) El Tornado moved out of the way from a Running Knee Drop.

Johnny Tyler: Silver, just spare us the time wasted. Stay down, let Tornado win, and let us go home for the night!

Tess Bradenbury: Johnny, that’s completely uncalled for!

Johnny Tyler: Yeah, ask me if I care, Tess!

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(08:38) El Tornado hit a Running Knee Drop
(08:45) El Tornado hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(09:00) El Tornado hit a Stomp Flurry
(09:04) El Tornado hit a Running Knee Drop
(09:11) El Tornado hit a Senton
(09:26) El Tornado hit a Stomp Flurry
(09:30) El Tornado hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(09:36) S. Silver very easily avoided a Seated Dropkick.
(09:41) El Tornado blocked a Women's DDT
(09:48) S. Silver hit a Running Schoolboy Roll Up
(09:52) S. Silver got a two count
(10:06) S. Silver applied a Candado Invertido
(10:13) S. Silver hit an Estacas
(10:22) S. Silver picked up El Tornado from behind
(10:29) S. Silver hit a Running Face Smash
(10:33) S. Silver hit a Stomp
(10:37) S. Silver hit an Elbow Drop
(10:52) S. Silver hit a Stomp Flurry
(10:59) S. Silver hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(11:03) S. Silver hit a Running Knee Drop
(11:07) S. Silver hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(11:21) S. Silver used a Get Up Taunt
(11:35) S. Silver applied a Candado
(11:38) S. Silver hit a Puñetazo
(11:52) S. Silver applied a Candado
(11:59) S. Silver hit a Women's DDT
(12:12) S. Silver used a Stalk Grounded Enemy
(12:19) S. Silver hit a Patadas Voladoras
(12:26) S. Silver used a Slit Throat Motion
(12:33) S. Silver hit a Running Seated Dropkick
(12:37) El Tornado fought back as S. Silver tried to climb the turnbuckles

Tess Bradenbury: Silver looked like she was thinking about On Wings of Silver there, but Tornado is still a bit too fresh for that.

Johnny Tyler: Would have been funnier for Silver to get up there and crash and burn.

Tess Bradenbury: What do you have against Silver, Johnny?

Johnny Tyler: Well, what kind of luchador refuses to wrestle in Mexico? The kind that’s not any good, that’s what kind!

Tess Bradenbury:

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(12:51) El Tornado applied a Candado Invertido
(12:59) El Tornado applied a Hammerlock
(13:06) El Tornado hit a Running Face Smash
(13:10) El Tornado hit a Knee Drop
(13:16) El Tornado picked up S. Silver
(13:22) El Tornado hit a Lucha Bump
(13:26) El Tornado hit a Headbutt
(13:33) El Tornado hit a Running Seated Dropkick
(13:40) El Tornado hit a Half Senton
(13:53) El Tornado hit a Running Half Senton
(14:00) El Tornado hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(14:04) El Tornado hit a Measured Knee Drop
(14:13) S. Silver easily avoided a Running Seated Dropkick.
(14:20) S. Silver hit a Patadas Voladoras
(14:27) El Tornado easily moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.
(14:34) El Tornado used a Lucha Senton Pin
(14:39) El Tornado got a two count
(14:44) S. Silver blocked a Seated Face Plant
(14:54) El Tornado hit a Seated Face Plant
(15:01) El Tornado hit a Running Seated Dropkick
(15:05) El Tornado leapt up to the top turnbuckle
(15:09) S. Silver stopped a Tornado Splash by rushing El Tornado

Tess Bradenbury: Silver was waiting for it!

Johnny Tyler: Stupid move, she should have just moved! No wonder she’s got such a poor record!

quote:

(15:14) S. Silver climbed down off the top rope
(15:20) S. Silver threw El Tornado off the top rope
(15:27) S. Silver hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(15:40) S. Silver hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(15:44) S. Silver hit a Knee Drop
(15:48) S. Silver hit a Fist Drop
(15:55) S. Silver hit a Seated Back Dropkick
(16:08) S. Silver hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(16:15) S. Silver hit a Snap Driving Elbow
(16:22) S. Silver hit a Running Seated Dropkick
(16:26) El Tornado fought back as S. Silver tried to climb the turnbuckles
(16:32) El Tornado hit a Dropkick To Knee
(16:46) El Tornado applied a Candado Invertido
(16:53) El Tornado hit a Knee Plant
(17:00) El Tornado hit a Half Senton
(17:13) El Tornado hit a Running Senton
(17:28) El Tornado hit a Stomp Flurry
(17:41) El Tornado hit a Running Half Senton
(17:48) El Tornado hit a Running Seated Dropkick
(17:53) El Tornado leapt up to the top turnbuckle
(18:05) El Tornado up to the top here...and there's the Tornado Splash! That may do it!

Johnny Tyler: Ballgame!

Tess Bradenbury: Ref comes in for the count…one…two…three! This one is over, and El Tornado picks up a much-needed win!

Johnny Tyler: Not like it’ll do him much good, not with Billy Norris at 7-1!

Tess Bradenbury: And with that, it’s time to sign off for the week. For Johnny Tyler, I’m Tess Bradenbury…see you next for Tag Team Turmoil!

Johnny Tyler: Duchy of Clarence, woohoo!

El Tornado (3-5) def. Sterling Silver (2-6) via Pinfall (Tornado Splash) in 18:10. Rating: ***
Changes for El Tornado: OVR + 5.73, XP + 604.45, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body
Changes for Sterling Silver: OVR + 0.79, XP + 207.36, minor damage to head and body
This was the Match of the Night (5 [1 this season] for El Tornado, 3 [1 this season] for Sterling Silver)

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DIVISION STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 8 OF 16

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE


RED DIVISION
1. Mel O'Hallister: 6-2, ATV 14:31, (AMR 2.250), OVR 427.03
2. Jun Onoo: 3-5, ATV 13:19, (AMR 1.875), OVR 445.81
3. Otto von Schwarz: 2-6, ATV 16:18, (AMR 2.000), OVR 461.56
4. Sven Ulafsson: 1-7, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.625), OVR 436.03


YELLOW DIVISION
1. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 6-2, ATV 15:16, (AMR 1.875), OVR 472.83
2. Markus Clay: 5-3, ATV 11:40, (AMR 2.000), OVR 461.84
3. Brian Blackfield: 4-4, ATV 19:00, (AMR 1.875), OVR 465.06
4. Elyssa Anderson: 3-5, ATV 17:21, (AMR 2.500), OVR 443.64


BLUE DIVISION
1. Faarooq Mahal Jr.: 6-2, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.750), OVR 423.86
2. Lance Heartilly: 5-3, ATV 16:31, (AMR 2.000), OVR 464.67
3. Hailey Carmichael: 5-3, ATV 18:15, (AMR 1.750), OVR 458.12
4. Indigo Rose: 3-5, ATV 18:07, (AMR 1.625), OVR 432.79


WHITE DIVISION
1. Eugene Nagata: 6-2, ATV 16:43, (AMR 1.625), OVR 447.90
2. Brandy McDonald: 6-2, ATV 11:42, (AMR 1.625), OVR 474.04
3. George Mastachas: 4-4, ATV 14:46, (AMR 2.125), OVR 417.40
4. Terrance Stevens: 3-5, ATV 17:17, (AMR 2.000), OVR 454.93

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE

GREEN DIVISION
1. Daniel Simmons: 6-2, ATV 15:03 (AMR 1.875), OVR 474.66
2. Lord Robert Abernathy: 4-4, ATV 22:20 (AMR 1.875), OVR 466.76
3. Glenn Knight: 2-6, ATV 12:06 (AMR 2.000), OVR 454.22
4. Devil's Delight: 0-8, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.875), OVR 398.72


ORANGE DIVISION
1. Billy Norris: 7-1, ATV 12:39 (AMR 1.875), OVR 478.18
2. Pulsar: 5-3, ATV 13:56 (AMR 2.250), OVR 476.60
3. El Tornado: 3-5, ATV 15:36 (AMR 1.875), OVR 445.11
4. Sterling Silver: 2-6, ATV 14:06 (AMR 2.125), OVR 429.63


PURPLE DIVISION
1. Vladimir Chavinski: 5-3, ATV 18:55 (AMR 1.875), OVR 447.08
2. Jack Braddock: 4-4, ATV 12:37 (AMR 2.125), OVR 464.79
3. Diamond Steel: 3-5, ATV 13:33 (AMR 2.375), OVR 453.18
4. Angela Wassermann: 3-5, ATV 20:48 (AMR 1.375), OVR 408.90


BLACK DIVISION
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 7-1, ATV 16:20 (AMR 2.125), OVR 474.84
2. Hans Nitschke: 5-3, ATV 14:25 (AMR 1.875), OVR 420.06
3. Blood River: 4-4, ATV 12:20 (AMR 2.125), OVR 447.22
4. Jimmy Anarchy: 0-8, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.875), OVR 417.10

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (PLAYOFF PICTURE)

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE

1. Mel O’Hallister: 6-2 (Red Division Leader)
2. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 6-2 (Yellow Division Leader)
3. Faarooq Mahal, Jr.: 6-2 (Blue Division Leader)
4. Eugene Nagata: 6-2 (White Division Leader)

5. Brandy McDonald: 6-2 (White #2, Wild Card)
6. Markus Clay: 5-3 (Yellow #2, Wild Card)
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7. Lance Heartilly: 5-3 (Blue #2)
8. Hailey Carmichael: 5-3 (Blue #3)
9. George Mastachas: 4-4 (White #3)
10. Brian Blackfield: 4-4 (Yellow #3)
11. Terrance Stevens: 3-5 (White #4)
12. Jun Onoo: 3-5 (Red #2)
13. Elyssa Anderson: 3-5 (Yellow #4)
14. Indigo Rose: 3-5 (Blue #4)
15. Otto von Schwarz: 2-6 (Red #3)
16. Sven Ulafsson: 1-7 (Red #4)

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 7-1 (Black Division Leader)
2. Billy Norris: 7-1 (Orange Division Leader)
3. Daniel Simmons: 6-2 (Green Division Leader)
4. Vladimir Chavinski: 5-3 (Purple Division Leader)
5. Hans Nitschke: 5-3 (Black #2, Wild Card)
6. Pulsar: 5-3 (Orange #2, Wild Card)
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7. Blood River: 4-4 (Black #3)
8. Jack Braddock: 4-4 (Purple #2)
9. Lord Robert Abernathy: 4-4 (Green #2)
10. Diamond Steel: 3-5 (Purple #3)
11. El Tornado: 3-5 (Orange #3)
12. Angela Wassermann: 3-5 (Purple #3)
13. Glenn Knight: 2-6 (Green #3)
14. Sterling Silver: 2-6 (Orange #4)
15. Devil’s Delight: 0-8 (Green #4)
15. Jimmy Anarchy: 0-8 (Black #4)


PREDICTION CONTEST AFTER WEEK 8
1. Do not even ask: 64 + 10 = 74
2. Senerio: 56 + 10 = 66
3. Projecthalaxy: 52
4. sk: 14


TAG TEAM TURMOIL
OPENING ROUND: 2/3 FALLS

1. Billy Norris/Jun Onoo vs. Lance Heartilly/George Mastachas
2. Daniel Simmons/Yoshii Nakamatsu vs. Blood River/El Tornado
3. Sven Ulafsson/Vladimir Chavinski vs. Jimmy Anarchy/Angela Wassermann
4. Eugene Nagata/Lord Robert Abernathy vs. Silver-Thorned Roses (Indigo Rose/Sterling Silver)
5. Duchy of Clarence (Hailey Carmichael/Jack Braddock) vs. Elyssa Anderson/Reverend Johnny Gross
6. Glenn Knight/Markus Clay vs. Terrance Stevens/Brian Blackfield
7. Faarooq Mahal, Jr./Devil’s Delight vs. Pulsar/Brandy McDonald
8. Hans Nitschke/Mel O’Hallister vs. Diamond Steel/Otto von Schwarz

QUARTERFINALS: 2/3 FALLS
9. Winner of 1 vs. Winner of 2
10. Winner of 3 vs. Winner of 4
11. Winner of 5 vs. Winner of 6
12. Winner of 7 vs. Winner of 8

SEMIFINALS: 2/3 FALLS
13. Winner of 9 vs. Winner of 10
14. Winner of 11 vs. Winner of 12

FINALS: 60-MINUTE IRON MAN
TO BE STREAMED AT MY TWITCH CHANNEL ON DECEMBER 6 @ 6:00 PM EASTERN US TIME

Winner of 13 vs Winner of 14

PREDICTIONS DO NOT COUNT THIS WEEK

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Dec 26, 2009

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TAG TEAM TURMOIL: OPENING ROUND

Billy Norris/Jun Onoo vs. Lance Heartilly/George Mastachas

Onoo and Mastachas started the opening round for their respective sides, and it was Onoo who took the early advantage, using his size to somewhat negate the power of Mastachas. A backbreaker was the key point in Onoo getting in a couple minutes of sustained offense, but when he missed an elbow drop Mastachas immediately scrambled to his corner to tag in the reigning RRW Champion. It took Heartilly a couple of minutes to get some offense in, a couple of spinning arm breakers the highlight, but Onoo eventually bullied his opponent into the corner and made the tag to Norris after stunning Heartilly with several shoulder rams in the corner.

Norris took the fight to Lance, the faster pace throwing off Heartilly after the plodding steadiness of Onoo. It was back and forth for a few minutes until Norris sent Heartilly to the outside with a high knee to the back. The ref leaned through the ropes to check on Lance, and so missed the tag to Onoo, threating a DQ if Onoo didn’t get back in his corner. Norris instead hit a baseball slide to the arm, and the fight went outside for about a minute, with Norris averting a stump piledriver on the outside. Both men got back in the ring before the count of ten, and soon after Heartilly made good on hitting the stump piledriver before tagging out to the fresher Mastachas. The Grecian immediately went low, dropping Norris, but a follow-up splash missed, allowing Norris the chance to make the tag he desperately needed.

The first attempted double-team move in a Tag Team Turmoil went for naught, as Mastachas sat up to avoid a double elbow drop from Onoo and Norris. Mastachas then proceeded to go low on Onoo, prompting the ref to issue a clear warning that the next one would be the end of the match. A flurry of reverse DDTs and stump piledrivers followed, but Onoo in danger. However, Mastachas wore himself out in doing all of these, allowing Onoo to simply deadweight his way out of a Wrath of Zeus, but couldn’t do the same for an Implant DDT, which netted a two for Mastachas. A Wrath of Zeus was finally hit after this, and Mastachas won the first fall for his team as Norris lost his balance getting in the ring to break up the pin and got there a half second too late.

On the restart, Mastachas hit Olympus Rises, but couldn’t put Onoo down with a back suplex, and Onoo finally made the tag to Norris to get the fresher man in. Mastachas was able to thwart a little of the offense Norris was dishing out, but the Aussie managed to get in a string of strikes and keep Mastachas on the defensive before missing an elbow drop. Mastachas got to his corner, looking a little woozy, and tagged Heartilly back into the contest. Norris would try to keep the offensive, but a single-arm DDT looked to be the beginning of the end. Heartilly would get the Hellacious Leglock applied, but in his weariness he put himself closer to the opposing corner, and Onoo was able to come in with a stomp to the chest to break the submission right before Norris tapped out.

Norris would not get a second reprieve. A DDT into the Hellacious Leglock, this time with Mastachas running interference, would be enough as Norris finally tapped out before further damage could be done to his legs. Heartilly and Mastachas win an entertaining bout to advance.

Lance Heartilly/George Mastachas def. Billy Norris/Jun Onoo, two falls to none in 33:16. Rating: ***
Fall 1: Mastachas pinned Onoo (Wrath of Zeus) at 22:11
Fall 2: Heartilly submitted Norris (Hellacious Leglock) at 33:16

Spirit Gain for Heartilly/Mastachas: SPR + 6.84
Spirit Gain for Norris/Onoo: SPR + 0.95

Daniel Simmons/Yoshii Nakamatsu vs. Blood River/El Tornado

Tornado started the match with a strike against Nakamatsu, which quickly got moved into a hammerlock against the offending arm by Yoshii. A follow-up punch would be avoided by Tornado, and this would be the pattern for the next four minutes, with Yoshii slowly gaining the advantage until a missed knee drop gave Tornado the opening to roll to his corner and tag in River. The two masked men would actually hit a tag move, a double fist drop, before River was left alone in the ring with his opponent. River controlled the next two minutes, looking like he might try to end this early, before Nakamatsu countered a flying forearm with a throat thrust and tagged out to Simmons.

Neither River nor Simmons would get any sustained offense for the next few minutes, with the attacks going back and forth. Tornado would get tagged in after a Simmons running forearm got countered by a running clothesline from River, and Tornado would immediately press his advantage, a DDT stunning Simmons not long after Tornado got in the ring. A few seconds later, Tornado would attempt a seated back dropkick, but Simmons sensed it coming and moved. A desperate leap later, Simmons made the hot tag, and Nakamatsu came in with a full head of steam. Several knees and elbow drops followed, but an attempted DEVASTATION Knee got turned into a seated face plant to put a sudden stop to Nakamatsu’s momentum for all of fifteen seconds. A forearm got ducked by Nakamatsu, who then spiked Tornado on his head with a DDT but couldn’t get the Emperor’s Fall to connect as Tornado blocked two quick attempts.

River would get the tag soon after, but the supposed cultist wouldn’t be able to keep Yoshii in the ring as Nakamatsu managed to tag Simmons back into the match and then ate a double suplex for his efforts. A Working Man’s Dropkick and a high knee followed, as did a questionable tag to bring Yoshii back into the match. River hit a clothesline, quickly went up top, but missed Crimson Regret as Nakamatsu rolled out of the way. That was enough to remind him that he needed to be resting, as he quickly tagged Simmons back into the match. The pair then dropped River with a double DDT, but River had enough wherewithal to get out of Quitting Time before it could be locked in, tagging Tornado back into the fray.

Simmons would shake off a DDT just enough to avoid a Tornado Splash, hitting a DDT of his own. These two moves would be enough to bust both men open, just shy of twenty-four minutes deep into the match. Simmons made the tag to Nakamatsu, who hit a stump piledriver and an Emperor’s Fall in quick succession to give his team a 1-0 lead.

On the restart, Tornado would slip out of a hot shot attempt to tag in River, who dropped Nakamatsu with a DDT but didn’t stun his opponent long enough to get an attempt at Crimson Regret off. Nakamatsu would respond with a DDT of his own, tagging Simmons in who went for a Blue Collar Driver. It would be countered by a forearm shiver, a big boot, and then Quitting Time. Tornado was having none of that, though, and came in to break up the submission before River was in any danger of tapping. Frustrated, Simmons tagged back out to Nakamatsu, who immediately hit a Nakamatsu Driver and got the pin before Tornado could recover from the surprise move and jump in to break the pin attempt.

Yoshii Nakamatsu/Daniel Simmons def. Blood River/El Tornado, two falls to none in 31:15. Rating: ****
Fall 1: Nakamatsu pinned Tornado (Emperor’s Fall) at 24:57
Fall 2: Nakamatsu pinned River (Nakamatsu Driver) at 31:15

Spirit Gain for Nakamatsu/Simmons: SPR + 8.21
Spirit Gain for Norris/Onoo: SPR + 1.95

Sven Ulafsson/Vladimir Chavinski vs. Jimmy Anarchy/Angela Wassermann

The opening three mainutes saw Ulafsson and Anarchy exchange blows, with neither man gaining a distinct advantage. Ulafsson was the first to blink, tagging in Chavinski when he had the opportunity. Chavinski would press this advantage, keeping Anarchy at arms’ reach with a series of blows and strikes, capped off with a ground and pound that busted Anarchy open just six minutes into the match. By this point, though, Chavinski had tired himself, and Anarchy was able to duck a punch and make a desperation lunge towards his corner, where he connected with Wassermann for the hot tag.

The next few minutes belonged to Wassermann, her smaller frame better for dodging the punches Chavinski threw out. A couple of superman punches had Chavinski on the back foot, but her third attempt missed, and Chavinski was finally able to slow down Wassermann to make the tag to Ulafsson. Ulafsson immediately put his size advantage to work, rest holds and wear-down moves draining an already-tired Wassermann. A Pure Power seemed rather academic after six minutes of constant offense, and Ulafsson netted the first fall for his team.

Sven came out after the restart looking to end things immediately, hooking Wassermann up for a stump piledriver, but she managed to slide out of his grasp and scramble to her corner, tagging in Anarchy in the hopes that he would have better success. Given the massive uphill climb they had, with Ulafsson still relatively fresh, it didn’t take long for Sven to have Anarchy on the ropes, a powerbomb netting the big man a long two count. A few moments later, Ulafsson sent Anarchy careening into the ref—whether it was intentional or not was a subject for debate—but nothing of interest happened while the official was down.

Instead, all of the interesting stuff happened afterwards. Anarchy managed to get in control of the match, and suckered the ref to deal with Chavinski in the corner, leading to a low blow that the official clearly missed. This still only netted two, though, so Anarchy decided to try something he’s rarely done in RRW—attempt his blatant low blow finisher, Any Means Necessary. As he charged forward, though, Ulafsson caught him coming in with a Nordic Backbreaker, shifting the match into his favor in one fell swoop…

Only to tag out to Chavinski right afterward instead of capitalize on the momentum swing. Instead, Vladimir hit a stump piledriver and locked in the rear naked choke immediately afterwards. Wassermann didn’t have time to get into the ring for the save before Anarchy tapped out, for the second and deciding fall.

Sven Ulafsson/Vladimir Chavinski def. Jimmy Anarchy/Angela Wassermann, two falls to none in 28:15. Rating: **
Fall 1: Ulafsson pinned Wassermann (Pure Power) at 17:36
Fall 2: Chavinski submitted Anarchy (Rear Naked Choke) at 28:15

Spirit Gain for Ulafsson/Chavinksi: SPR + 5.00
Spirit Gain for Anarchy/Wassermann: SPR – 0.09



Eugene Nagata/Lord Robert Abernathy vs. Silver-Thorned Roses

On the surface, this may seem like an easy draw for Nagata and Abernathy. However, they were across the ring from the runners-up of last season’s Tag Team Turmoil event. Abernathy didn’t seem to care, putting Silver on the defensive from the opening bell and sending her scrambling to tag in Rose barely a minute into the contest. Rose would have better success against Abernathy, her methodical pace wearing down Abernathy over the next six minutes. A ducked punch finally gave Abernathy the chance he needed to tag in Nagata, who unleashed a series of left and right hooks to the body on Rose. She would weather the flurry and start to control Nagata with rest holds designed to keep her within his reach and out of danger of being struck at full force, only for Nagata to break out of a side headlock and continue to punch away at her ribs.

Six minutes of taking Nagata’s offense had worn Rose down, and when she moved out of the way of an elbow drop she had enough wits about her to tag Silver back into the contest. The two women rained a flurry of axe handle blows down on Nagata, and Silver would pick up the pace over the next couple of minutes. One leaping elbow drop too many opened the door for Nagata to stage an attempted comeback, but Silver matched him blow for blow, keeping the pressure on Nagata. He would soon be ripe for being hit with On Wings of Silver, but Nagata would manage to throw her off balance by using the ropes to pull himself to his feet, and then throw Silver off the turnbuckle before using the last of his momentum to make the tag to the much fresher Abernathy.

Abernathy would pay immediate dividends by busting Silver open with a snap DDT and a piledriver. Any other follow-up was thwarted by Silver slipping from the grasp of Abernathy to tag Rose in. That didn’t stop Abernathy, who unleashed his British Suplexes on Rose and then delivered Shatterfall, only for Silver to make the save at the last second to save the first fall. Nagata would ensure that Silver couldn’t break up the ensuing God Save the Queen, and Abernathy won the first fall by submission.

Soon after the restart, Rose would tag out to Silver, looking for a desperation comeback being battered and work down, and behind a fall in the match. Silver broke out of God Save the Queen before Abernathy could get it locked in, and tried to keep Abernathy on the defensive despite constantly trying to rub the soreness out of her neck. It eventually got to be too much, and Silver tagged back out to Rose after slipping out of another God Save the Queen attempt. That would prove to be a match-ending mistake, as Abernathy had his submission finisher applied within thirty seconds of Rose tagging into the match. Nagata would again run interference, and last season’s runners-up would not get out of the first round this time around.

Lord Robert Abernathy/Eugene Nagata def. Silver-Thorned Roses, two falls to none in 28:44. Rating: **
Fall 1: Abernathy submitted Rose (God Save the Queen) at 23:43
Fall 2: Abernathy submitted Rose (God Save the Queen) at 28:44

Spirit Gain for Abernathy/Nagata: SPR + 5.03
Spirit Gain for Silver/Rose: SPR – 0.09

The Duchy of Clarence vs. Elyssa Anderson/Reverend Johnny Gross

Speaking of last season’s finalists, the defending champions were up next. The strategy that worked last season was Braddock doing the bulk of the damage and tagging in Carmichael if needed, and that seemed to be the plan as Braddock started against Anderson. Braddock controlled the bout for the first three minutes, strikes keeping Anderson off balance, but a missed elbow drop gave Elyssa the chance to tag out to Reverend Gross. A double elbow drop followed, but Gross missed the solo elbow drop right after. Braddock would then begin his pummeling of the Right Reverend, not focusing on one specific area and just battering Gross with a flurry of kicks and punches. Eventually Braddock dared to try something different, hitting a stump piledriver and a spinning backfist, but as he lined up Gross for a follow-up attack, the preacher stunned Braddock by going between the legs and leaping to make the hot tag to Anderson.

Anderson’s hot tag lasted exactly two moves: a forearm blow that hit and a running clothesline that Braddock ducked under. The pummeling would continue, this time with Anderson on the wrong end of it, until Anderson ducked a spinning backfist and took Braddock to the mat with a side headlock. With Braddock on the mat and unable to unleash his strikes, Anderson started to pick up the pace, with a senton and a dropkick to the back of Braddock quickly following. Anderson would miss a running senton, and to his credit, Gross tried to climb in the ring, drawing the official over to him and thus disallowing the actual tag that Braddock made to Carmichael. Jack bit back a choice retort as he turned to focus on Anderson again, but before he got fully turned Anderson went for the knees with a chop block, and followed it with an Andersault. Instead of going for the cover, Elyssa tried a running bulldog, which Braddock slipped out of and used the space he’d created to make the tag to Carmichael.

Carmichael came in, dropping Anderson with a spinning arm breaker, but Elyssa managed to avoid #NoFilter and made a hot tag herself, bringing Gross back into the match. Unlike his partner, Gross managed to keep the momentum going for about a half dozen strikes and holds before Hailey slipped out of a side headlock and went for the eyes. She then went low, but for some reason didn’t attempt to go for the pin like most do after the crotch shot. Instead, that hesitation would open the gate for Gross to fight his way back into the match, a piledriver quickly stopping Carmichael in her tracks. A stump piledriver a minute or two later would bust Carmichael open.

The sight would energize Carmichael just enough to create separation between her and Gross, and tag Braddock back into the match. Anderson would tag in on the opposing side a few moments later, and blast Braddock with a high-velocity dropkick that sent Braddock hard into the corner. At ringside, Tess Bradenbury stated that Elyssa had been working on this move, which she called a Shotgun Dropkick due to the velocity that the opponent went into the corner. She wasn’t able to follow up with an Elysium Whirl, and the opening allowed Braddock to fight his way out of the corner and tag Hailey back into the contest. Anderson had #NoFilter well-scouted, though, and escaped two separate attempts before tagging Gross back in. Gross immediately went for an elbow drop, which Hailey avoided and, in one motion, locked in #NoFilter. Anderson came into the ring to break it up, only for Braddock to shoulder tackle her out of the ring. Gross had no escape, and submitted to put the reigning champions up a fall.

Gross didn’t seem to learn the lesson, going for another elbow drop after the restart that Hailey again turned into #NoFilter. This time, though, Anderson came in to break up the hold before Hailey could get it fully locked in. Back on his feet, Gross caught Carmichael coming in with a hard open handed chop and used the moment’s reprieve to tag Anderson back into the match. Anderson would hit her Shotgun Dropkick, only for Carmichael to shove Anderson off of her midway through the Elysium Whirl. A DDT gave Carmichael the breather she needed to tag in Braddock, but Jack was unable to keep Elyssa in the ring long as she slipped out of a stump piledriver and tagged out to Gross. Gross would promptly attempt to make Braddock Kneel Before God, but Jack turned it into a spinning backfist, followed that up with a Jack Attack, and with Hailey dropping Anderson with a left hand, that was enough for the three. The defending champions advance in a hard-fought opening round contest.

The Duchy of Clarence def. Elyssa Anderson/Reverend Johnny Gross, two falls to none in 33:09. Rating: **
Fall 1: Carmichael submitted Gross (#NoFilter) at 27:27
Fall 2: Braddock pinned Gross (Jack Attack) at 33:09

Spirit Gain for Carmichael/Braddock: SPR + 5.28
Spirit Gain for Gross/Anderson: SPR – 0.09

Glenn Knight/Markus Clay vs. Terrance Stevens/Brian Blackfield

Stevens and Clay went back and forth in the first minute, and Stevens would make the first tag to bring in Blackfield after being worked in the corner for a good thirty seconds. Clay would then keep the pressure on Blackfield for the next several minutes, before Blackfield returned the favor by spending a couple of minutes on offense himself. Clay eventually got a breather when a forearm from Blackfield sent him into his corner, where Knight tagged himself into the match. Clay looked as it he was going to object, but said nothing as he stepped out onto the apron. Knight would get Blackfield down, and attempt a knee drop only to miss. This allowed Blackfield to tag Stevens back into the contest.

A few minutes of uninspired brawling followed, with Stevens eventually starting to gain a decisive upper hand and finally start landing a succession of strikes, including a Canuckle Shuffle, on Knight. One knee drop too many gave Knight the chance to tag Clay back into the match, but that exchange didn’t help their side much as Stevens continued to be relentless on the attack, keeping Clay on defense for close to four minutes. Clay played possum to avoid an elbow drop, and made the hot tag to bring Knight back into the contest. A low blow got the ref’s ire directed at Knight, and a few more shots followed before Stevens shoved Knight away in desperation to avoid a forearm, and leapt to tag in Blackfield.

Blackfeld made an immediate impact, hitting a piledriver, a DDT, and a belly to belly suplex in quick succession to really punish Knight. Countering a second DDT with a monkey flip, Knight made the hot tag to Clay, who promptly missed an elbow drop. Blackfield pounced on this, with high-impact moves quickly putting Clay in trouble. To Clay’s credit, he kept his waits about him and slipped out of a piledriver attempt to try to deal a little more damage to Blackfield and maybe force the tag out to Stevens. It took a low blow, a DDT, and a (missed) running leg drop before Blackfield staggered to his corner to tag in Stevens, clearly pushed to his limits. Stevens would get Clay worn down enough to set up a Maple Leaf Meltdown, but Clay rolled under the leg and leapt across the ring to make the tag to Knight. Glenn came in and immediately went for The Promise, only for Stevens to duck it and attempt a forearm of his own. Knight countered into a DDT, followed that with The Promise, and just shy of a half hour into the match Knight had put his team up a fall.

On the restart, Stevens still seemed a bit out of it but pressed the attack, coming within two inches of connecting with a Maple Leaf Meltdown as Knight just barely managed to duck out of the way and get to his corner to tag in Clay. Clay spent a couple of minutes letting Stevens try to punch himself out, but a blindside high knee sent Stevens out of the ring. Clay immediately made the tag to a still-weary Knight, and the pair had a heated discussion until Stevens managed to get back in the ring just before the count of eight. Knight would miss The Promise, Stevens would hit a discus punch, and promptly tag out to Blackfield. Blackfield would be unable to get Knight into position for a Scotland Destroyer, allowing Knight to make the tag back to Clay again, though not without a bit of a snarl from Glenn.

Clay didn’t get much offense in before Blackfield went on the attack, a belly to belly the set up for the Scotland Destroyer, but once more Clay managed to escape disaster, and got to his corner to tag in Knight, who clearly wasn’t expecting it. Knight hit a DDT, an elbow drop, but instead of picking Blackfield up to attempt the Promise, he tagged Clay back into the match. Despite being up a fall, and having tagged last season, there seemed to be some miscommunication between Clay and Knight, which Blackfield took advantage of by pulling Clay over to his half of the ring and attempting high-impact moves in succession. Yet another attempt at the Scotland Destroyer was thwarted, and Clay tagged Knight back in, the camera clearly picking up “just drop his rear end already!”

Blackfield came in with a clothesline, which Knight ducked, and then finally managed to connect with The Promise…only for Blackfield to trigger an adrenaline rush. It didn’t last long, but it was just long enough for Blackfield to land a Tartan Effect, and a Scotland Destroyer followed. Clay looked like he was about to jump in to make the save, but decided to hold off, and the match evened up at a fall apiece, forty-one-plus minutes deep.

Blackfield would be busted open by a running face smash, which certainly didn’t help matters between the two. Blackfield didn’t help matters any further with a pair of DDTs and a stump piledriver to boot, and the official could be seen trying to check on Knight to ensure that the match was safe to continue. It would be moot a few minutes later, as Blackfield hit a second Scotland Destroyer on Knight. This time, Clay was determined to make the save, but walked right into a Maple Leaf Meltdown from Stevens. The pin was counted, and Blackfield essentially carried his team into the quarterfinals.

Brian Blackfield/Terrance Stevens def. Glenn Knight/Markus Clay, two falls to one in 45:55. Rating: ****
Fall 1: Knight pinned Stevens (The Promise) at 28:17
Fall 2: Blackfield pinned Knight (Scotland Destroyer) at 41:36
Fall 3: Blackfield pinned Knight (Scotland Destroyer) at 45:55

Spirit Gain for Stevens/Blackfield: SPR + 9.53
Spirit Gain for Knight/Clay: SPR + 2.26

Faarooq Mahal, Jr./Devil’s Delight vs. Pulsar/Brandy McDonald

Mahal was overhead in the week leading up to this match that he was more focused on his week nine opponent than some tag farce. So it was no surprise that Delight started the match, and was quickly outmatched by Pulsar. The former tag specialist found it hard to get to her corner until she rolled away from a senton and tagged an unsuspecting Mahal. Most people expected FMJ to put out a low-energy effort, but as a couple of minutes passed it seemed like regular wrestling instincts were taking over, ashe kept Pulsar on the defensive. A missed legdrop allowed Pulsar to make the tag, bringing Brandy McDonald into the match.

McDonald would control the narrative for the next few minutes, as Mahal kept taking move after move, until Mahal countered a DDT by going into a hammerlock, and then chaining together several holds to slow the pace down and give himself time to recover. After a few minutes of this, he started trying to turn up the pressure instead of doing what everyone expected and tagging out to Delight. This would be a minor mistake, as McDonald would roll through an arm wringer and make the hot tag to Pulsar.

Pulsar would hit a second rope elbow drop and a couple other high-speed moves before missing a senton. This finally prompted Mahal to tag out, and Delight came back in at a huge disadvantage, staring down two relatively fresh opponents. But, as has been demonstrated multiple times in RRW, it’s amazing how the tables even up with you go low on your opponent. Delight did just that, and within a minute was thinking about Purgatory’s End, only for Pulsar to easily break the hold up before she could cinch it in. A dropkick gave him the space he needed, and he tagged out to McDonald.

Brandy would slow the pace down from what the luchador had set, utilizing holds to keep Delight off balance…at least until a clothesline stunned Delight long enough for Brandy to attempt her trademark finisher. Delight broke free of the hold, attempted an eye poke that Brandy avoided, and then got levelled with Brandy With a Twist. Three seconds later—three seconds that Mahal made no effort to even get into the ring for the save—McDonald had put her team up by a fall.

Off the restart, Brandy hit another clothesline and tried for a second finisher, but Delight broke out of that and hit a knee plant to give herself a bit of a chance. She hesitated for a split second, seeing Mahal turned around and yelling at her sister at ringside, and made the snap decision to blind-tag Mahal into the match. While the cameras could not see Mahal’s facial expression, his body language screamed that he was irate at Delight for daring to make him get back in the match. McDonald would quickly recover and take advantage, whipping FMJ into the corner and delivering a series of blows before delivering Brandy With a Twist to Mahal. McDonald hooked both legs, scoring the pin before Delight could get in to make the save. As soon as the bell rang, Mahal immediately rolled out of the ring, seemingly not too bad off from taking the finisher. Delight tried to talk to him, but she simply ignored her as he walked to the back, leaving both Solomon sisters looking frustrated after such a sub-par performance.

Brandy McDonald/Pulsar def. Faarooq Mahal, Jr./Devil’s Delight, two falls to none in 24:28. Rating: **
Fall 1: McDonald pinned Delight (Brandy With a Twist) at 20:18
Fall 2: McDonald pinned Mahal (Brandy With a Twist) at 24:28

Spirit Gain for McDonald/Pulsar: SPR + 4.79
Spirit Gain for Mahal/Delight: SPR – 0.08

Hans Nitschke/Mel O’Hallister vs. Diamond Steel/Otto von Schwarz

O’Hallister and Otto started this match, and like it’s been all season in the Red Division, it was Mel with the early advantage, darting around the lumbering von Schwarz. When Otto managed to connect, though, it did a number to O’Hallister. Including one knife edge chop that sent Mel down to the mat in a hurry. Otto took that opportunity to tag in Steel, and an attempted double shoulder tackle went for naught as O’Hallister rolled to the side to avoid the impact and then tagged in Nitschke.

Nitschke and Steel would continue to focus on strikes, which seemed to be the early theme for this match, with Nitschke getting a clear-cut advantage by the seven-minute mark. Steel was desperate to get out of the ring, and took the opportunity afforded by a missed clothesline to tag von Schwarz back in. Otto would control most of the next few minutes, battering Nitschke with clubbing blows and kicks until the Doktor managed to end up in his corner to tag O’Hallister back into the match.

O’Hallister would continue to control the match against Otto, at one point even getting the giant into the Irish Clover, though there wasn’t nearly enough leverage to consider a submission viable against von Schwarz. After a headbutt went awry, hurting Otto more than it did Mel, von Schwarz finally managed to get to his corner and tag in Steel, who eyed her opponent in wary readiness. Fortunately for Steel, her background in football would come in play as she dropped O’Hallister with a chop block on his previously-damaged right leg. A couple more shots to the leg later, Steel delivered a stump piledriver which, while hurting Mel, seemed to knock enough sense into him to avoid being picked up by Steel for more offense and instead head to his corner to tag Nitschke back in.

Steel attempted to stick to her offense, but Nitschke managed to weather the worst of it before getting back on offense himself, though it may have been a little too late as a pair of DDTs didn’t really seem to put a dent in her momentum. To compound the bad news for Herr Doktor, Steel had focused on the head and neck of her opponent, having delivered at least three stump piledrivers to Nitschke over the course of the four minutes he’d been back in the ring. She let her emotions take over, though, and while taunting Nitschke to get back up the Doktor did just that, too quickly for Steel to react to, and tagged O’Hallister back in.

For once, it was Steel eating a stump piledriver, as O’Hallister connected, though he wasn’t able to follow up on that with any decent sort of offense in time to prevent Steel from tagging back out. Otto came in, and immediately sent O’Hallister outside with a strong charging forearm shiver. Mel made certain to use most of the referee’s ten count to get back in the ring, and caught Otto coming back in with a front facelock and a spinning arm breaker. Timing it just right, he stalked behind von Schwarz as the giant got up, locked in a sleeper, and quickly transitioned that into a Dream of the Emerald Isle…only for Steel to leap in to make the last second save for her team. Otto would escape another spinning arm breaker before tagging out to Steel, knowing he had nearly cost his team a fall.

Steel then promptly drilled O’Hallister with an All Out Blitz. The three count was academic, as even Nitschke was shocked it had happened that quickly, and Steel had pushed her team to a one-nil advantage. Off the restart, O’Hallister was sent into the corner, and Steel came charging in for a Goal Line Stand, and promptly got planted with a vicious spinebuster for her trouble. A weary O’Hallister made the tag to Nitschke, who tried to emulate Steel by going for a finisher right out of the gate. Steel countered with a punch, and the back and forth continued for another minute or two. Nitschke dropped Steel with an inverted atomic drop and then, surprising a few people, tagged O’Hallister back in. Mel hit a discus clothesline, but was unable to connect with Dream of the Emerald Isle. Steel hit a discus clothesline of her own, and immediately tagged von Schwarz in. Otto tried to send Mel out of the ring with a running forearm, only for Mel to duck out of the way and let the official take the hit. The pair would brawl back and forth, with Mel eventually gaining the upper hand and delivering his second Dream of the Emerald Isle to von Schwarz. The ref took forever to get back in the ring, and as Nitschke held Steel at the bay, the slow count began. One…………two…………no! The ref took too long and von Schwarz got a shoulder up!

Frustrated, Mel tagged Nitschke back in, and had to watch as Nitschke couldn’t get Otto up in time for a Euthanasia Driver. von Schwarz then managed to throw Nitschke into the corner and started to batter him with elbows and turnbuckle smashes before relenting and bringing Steel back in. A stump piledriver led to an All Out Blitz, and Steel even delivered a running forearm to O’Hallister to knock him off the mat. By the time he had recovered, the referee was already at two, and a second later Steel completed the clean sweep for her team.

Diamond Steel/Otto von Schwarz def. Mel O’Hallister/Hans Nitschke, two falls to none in 37:14. Rating: ***
Fall 1: Steel pinned O’Hallister (All Out Blitz) at 24:46
Fall 2: Steel pinned Nitschke (All Out Blitz) at 37:14

Spirit Gain for Steel/von Schwarz: SPR + 7.13
Spirit Gain for Nitschke/O’Hallister: SPR + 0.99


QUARTERFINALS/SEMIFINALS TO BE POSTED TOMORROW. FINALS STILL PLANNED TO BE STREAMED AT 6 PM EASTERN US TOMORROW EVENING.
Heartilly/Mastachas vs. Nakamatsu/Simmons
Ulafsson/Chavinski vs. Abernathy/Nagata
Duchy of Clarence vs. Blackfield/Stevens
Pulsar/McDonald vs. Steel/von Schwarz

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

What’s that saying about the best laid plans? So here’s an updated situation.

Sometime between 9 pm last night and 5 am this morning, my apartment ran out of heating oil. I had asked the landlord/management company back on Tuesday to fill the tank as it was showing low then. The current temp in my apartment is just above 50 degrees Fahrenheit as I type this. I’ve tried to run the first match of the quarterfinals before it got any worse in here and my hands are painfully protesting being out from under the blankets to manipulate the mouse and keyboard.

This might be the only time in existence I’m glad to have plans outside my apartment, as I’m supposed to be donating blood at 11 this morning. I wanted to have the next two rounds up by then but given how my hands are now, not even a full match out of 6 into my next post, I’m going to say that’s not happening.

IF I get heat back in the apartment by the time I return from my blood donation, I’m going to try to cram everything into one afternoon: QF/SF when I get home, finals still live at 6 before War Games.

If not, I’m pushing things back until this gets resolved and I’m not needing to bundle into a coat, mittens, and two blankets to sit at a computer. (Which I may have to do for work from home tomorrow which is going to suck.)

I’ll keep y’all posted. I’m going to go burrow back under my blankets now.

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



Dear Shadowed Flames,

Sorry about your landlord, who is by definition one of the worst people alive. Keep those flames burning.

Sincerely,

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Son of update:

No oil delivery today. So I’m looking at going overnight with not wanting to expose the hands too much. I won’t be able to get out of it tomorrow due to work from home, so I’m going to attempt to get things run during slow periods at work/looking up exactly what I need to do to get my landlord to either get heating oil delivered or withhold rent in lieu of me having to pay for the oil myself. (Fake edit: and as I type this the property manager finally sends a reply 10 hours later that says we might get heat back by this evening. So complaining on the internet works...?)

I still plan to stream the final match, but instead of writing out a match in the “match of the night” style I intend to highlight the relevant part of the video, make it a Twitch VOD, and link it in here once the VOD has been formatted.

But regardless, at a minimum the next two rounds will be up tomorrow, likely in the afternoon.

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

TAG TEAM TURMOIL: QUARTERFINALS

Lance Heartilly/George Mastachas vs. Daniel Simmons/Yoshii Nakamatsu

The opening four minutes between Heartilly and Nakamatsu were about as even as one could ask for. Plenty of reversals, no sustained strings of offense, fairly competitive. Nakamatsu would land the first decent shot, a knee plant, and within a minute had the first sizeable advantage in the contest. A desperation fireman’s carry takedown gave Heartilly the opportunity to tag in Mastachas, which was desperately needed as Heartilly was nearly within DEVASTATION Knee territory. Nakamatsu, who got his start as a tag wrestler in Japan, quickly made the tag to Simmons to keep from being put at a disadvantage, and the two of them got the jump on Mastachas with a flurry of axe handle smashes before Simmons went to his brawling game.

Simmons would keep the advantage over the next few minutes, allowing Mastachas the occasional glimmer of hope before shutting him down with a well-timed counter. Mastachas finally had to go to the eyes in order to slow Simmons down, and from there the would-be Achilles started a methodical beatdown of Simmons that lasted all of a minute before Simmons got himself back in the contest. The two exchanged blows for another few minutes after this, with Mastachas eventually just sitting on Simmons to slow the working man down. A few more elbow drops and knees followed, but a big legdrop was one attempt too many, and Simmons made the hot tag to Yoshii as Mastachas tried to recover.

Yoshii hit a couple of strikes and then wisely went to a few holds to open Mastachas up for further punishment. As was the case with Mastachas, one attempted hold too many opened Nakamatsu up to a single leg trip, and Heartilly finally re-entered the match as Mastachas slumped against the turnbuckles on the outside to recover. There was a stalemate for a minute or two before Heartilly delivered a pair of swinging neckbreakers to swing the match in his favor, and caught a groggy Nakamatsu with a Heartilly Arm Breaker. Though it seemed like Yoshii was nowhere near ready to submit, Simmons still stormed into the ring to break the hold, and as the ref forced Simmons out of the ring Heartilly drilled his opponent with a single arm DDT and quickly applied the Hellacious Leglock. Nakamatsu didn’t spend a lot of time in the hold before tapping out, hoping to make the comeback in the second and third falls.

The second fall happened rather quickly afterwards. Yoshii had managed to avoid the Hellacious Leglock twice, so Heartilly, in keeping with some of the dirtiest players in the game, backed away to draw Nakamatsu towards him instead of towards his partner, and went low. Heartilly cradled Nakamatsu into the cover as Mastachas sprinted across the ring to knock Simmons through the ropes, and three seconds later the first semifinalists were crowned.

Lance Heartilly/George Mastachas def. Yoshii Nakamatsu/Daniel Simmons, two falls to none in 22:39. Rating: **
Fall 1: Heartilly submitted Nakamatsu (Hellacious Leglock) at 21:33
Fall 1: Heartilly pinned Nakamatsu (Begging Off Low Blow) at 22:39

Spirit Gain for Heartilly/Mastachas: SPR + 4.68
Spirit Loss for Simmons/Nakamatsu: SPR – 0.08

Sven Ulafsson/Vladimir Chavinski vs. Eugene Nagata/Lord Robert Abernathy

Sven and Eugene started the contest, with Ulafsson asserting his power advantage in the opening minutes. Nagata had to stomp on the feet of Ulafsson a couple of times to finally get a breather, and resorted to headlock takedowns to control the pace for a brief while. Ulafsson finally saw the plan for what it was, though, and slipped out of another side headlock to deliver a neckbreaker and then stomp Nagata in the lower torso. It looked like it was just barely on the legal side but Eugene seemed to be in pain regardless. A short arm knee lift dropped Nagata again, but before Ulafsson could put his weight on Nagata’s chest the latter had scampered to the side to tagged in Abernathy.

Abernathy initially didn’t have much success against Ulafsson, but instead he rolled with the punches, to speak, and let Ulafsson wear himself down before finally pressing the attack. A jab followed by a quick piledriver gave Abernathy the clear advantage, and three successive shots to the lower torso paid Ulafsson back for his liberties on Nagata earlier. A stump piledrive followed this, and as Abernathy moved forward, taunting for Ulatsson to stand up and possibly be at risk for a Shatterfall, Ulafsson shoved thenobleman away and made the desperation tag to Chavinski, who finally got into the match ten minutes deep.

Chavinski kept Abernathy at length, relying on his MMA background to pepper Abernathy with strikes before closing in with a knee plant that sent the Brit to the mat. Chavinski would hit a few elbows and knees to the fallen Abernathy, who seemed to take everything in stried despite having a chance to move on several occasions. It took three minutes for Chavinski to gas himself, and that’s when Abernathy yanked Chavinski to the mat by what hair he could grab, and tagged out to Nagata. The following couple of minutes looked like a mirror universe version of what people would expect. Instead of trying to sprinkle comedy into his moves, Nagata stuck to a series of hooks to the body and head, rocking Chavinski with several hard shots that looked reminiscent of what Chavinski normally did in the ring. To Vladimir’s credit, he took about three dozen straight strikes from Nagata and never went down. It took a Nagata Special to finally send him to the mat, and even then Chavinski kicked out before the count of 2. A left hook to the body stunned Chavinski, and a second Nagata Special followed. Ulafsson went to get in the ring to break the pin up, but didn’t get halfway through the ropes before Abernathy delivered a kick to the thigh that held him up just long enough for the ref to get to three.

Now up a fall, Nagata came in looking to put this away quickly and not allow Ulafsson a chance to turn the match around. That didn’t quite work for Nagata, who missed a low blow, and Chavinski started hitting his own series of blows. About a minute into this, Ulafsson started shouting for Chavinski to make the tag, but Vladimir was in a zone of sorts, having picked up a second wind. A stump piledriver and a regular piledriver followed, and suddenly Chavinski looked like he might carry his team back to an even match. That is, until Nagata slipped out of another stump piledriver attempt and made the hot tag to Abernathy.

Abernathy managed a couple of shots, but couldn’t lock in God Save the Queen as Chavinski managed to break free and finally make the tag to Ulafsson. Ulafsson was immediate met with a low blow that netted Abernathy a two-count, and tried for Shatterfall, only for Ulafsson to stop short and punch Abernathy in the face. A bit of brawling later, Sven hit a Nordic Backbreaker. This was the first clear opening for Ulafsson in the match since being tagged in, and the smart play may have been to tag in Chavinski. Instead, Ulafsson got caught with a spinning arm breaker, had to fend off a God Save the Queen, and then dropped Abernathy throat-first across the top rope before he decided to tag in Chavinski.

Chavinski planted Abernathy with a DDT, went for a rear naked choke that the nobleman escaped from before it could be fully applied, and had to escape a God Save the Queen himself. Something in Abernathy’s movements must have spooked him, though, as he quickly tagged Ulafsson back in. Ulafsson wasn’t able to do much before being driven out of the ring by a blindside high knee, and Abernathy used the copious amount of space to safely tag Nagata back in as Sven climbed back into the ring. Nagata managed a few strikes, but got countered on a low blow attempt which allowed Ulafsson to tag himself back out.

Chavinski immediately ate a Nagata Special for a two-count, managed to avoid a Nagata Knockout, and traded blows with Nagata for another couple of minutes before Nagata tagged back out to Abernathy. Chavinski took the opportunity to tag out to Ulafsson himself, as all four men had to be nearing their physical limits by this point. Abernathy had troubles getting Ulafsson up for a Shatterfall, allowing the big man to net a two on the pin attempt as Abernathy just collapsed under the weight. Sensing weakness, Ulafsson tagged Vladimir back in and could only watch helplessly as Abernathy managed to thwart the application of the rear naked choke. Tag was made to Nagata, who went for a Nagata Knockout that Chavinski avoided, and the tag was made to Ulafsson.

Ulafsson wearily charged across the ring, only to be met with a low blow. Instead of going for the pin, Eugene applied the Nagata Lock 5 in his half of the ring. Chavinski jumped in to make the save, only to eat a Shatterfall for his efforts. The tap was academic at that point, with no hope for relief in sight, and Nagata and Abernathy advance after a war that wasn’t well received by critics.

Eugene Nagata/Lord Robert Abernathy def. Sven Ulafsson/Vladimir Chavinski, two falls to none in 39:58. Rating: **
Fall 1: Nagata pinned Chavinski (Nagata Special) at 17:51
Fall 2: Nagata submitted Ulafsson (Nagata Lock 5) at 39:58

Spirit Gain for Nagata/Abernathy: SPR + 5.66
Spirit Loss for Ulafsson/Chavinski: SPR – 0.10

The Duchy of Clarence vs. Terrance Stevens/Brian Blackfield

Blackfield must have had a plan to press the attack from the opening bell, as he took the fight to Carmichael with a series of blows that put her on the defensive early. After ninety seconds of this and avoiding a legdrop, she decided that enough was enough and tagged Braddock in. Braddock struggled to get some decent offense in, as Blackfield kept the pressure going, but eventually managed to get Blackfield to the point that he was looking to tag out, only for Braddock to deny the opportunity two times running. The third time finally came through, as Stevens entered the contest.

This is what the Duchy of Clarence wanted. They had identified Stevens as the weak link of the team, since he didn’t have an adrenaline rush available if the worst came to pass. So Braddock played possum to get Stevens to commit to a splash, which Jack avoided, and then went to town on Stevens with a barrage of leg kicks and quick punches. Stevens fought back in short order, controlling the next five minutes of the bout until a failed piledriver attempt let Braddock back into things. It took Jack a minute to get Stevens down long enough for tag Hailey back in, and the pair executed a arm wringer and smash for a bit of extra damage before Carmichael got to work on trying to wear Stevens down. She would attempt a VSCOverleaf, but Stevens broke it and made a beeline to his corner. Seeing this, Braddock jumped in the ring, drawing the official’s attention and thus negating the tag out to Blackfield. It took Hailey missing a low blow for Stevens to finally tag Blackfield back in.

The next couple of minutes were in Blackfield’s favor, besting Carmichael at her own game as he kept Hailey trapped with various rest holds and managing to block most of her counter-offense. Just as she seemed to accept that this was Blackfield’s strategy, he changed course looking for high-impact moves. Carmichael had these well scouted, though, and slowly began to fight her way back in the match…which is to say, just long enough to find an opening to tag in Braddock. The pair went for what appeared to be a camel clutch/dropkick tandem move, but Blackfield threw Hailey off of him before Braddock could connect. Instead, Jack sent Blackfield out with a high knee, and tagged Hailey back in to keep the submission wrestler in against Blackfield.

The strategy would prove to be effective, though not in the way they expected. Hailey began to get the upper hand, and at one point tilted her head toward the center of the ring while looking at Braddock. Jack started to get in the ring, drawing the ref’s attention as expected, which allowed Hailey to hit a low blow undetected by the official. By the time Stevens realized what was happening, Carmichael had picked up the first fall for her team off the illegal maneuver.

On the restart, Blackfield would dodge a quick elbow drop, allowing Stevens to come in to try to even the count. He would manage a few blows, but nothing sustained before missing a charging forearm to the corner. This gave Carmichael the chance to tag out to Braddock, and the striker took advantage of Stevens in the corner by launching several strikes and punches to batter the Canadian. A spinning backfist caught Stevens flush in the mouth, and left him wide open for a Jack Attack. As Stevens fell to the mat, Hailey leapt over the ropes and beelined across the ring, spearing Blackfield in the gut and dropping him to the floor. The ref fell into position for the count, and three seconds later the Duchy had advanced once again.

The Duchy of Clarence def. Brian Blackfield/Terrance Stevens, two falls to none in 30:14. Rating: **
Fall 1: Carmichael pinned Blackfield (Low Blow) at 24:13
Fall 2: Braddock pinned Stevens (Jack Attack) at 30:14

Spirit Gain for Carmichael/Braddock: SPR + 5.11
Spirit Loss for Stevens/Blackfield: SPR – 0.09

Pulsar/Brandy McDonald vs. Diamond Steel/Otto von Schwarz

The ladies started this match for their respective sides, and McDonald took the early advantage by using her speed advantage against the powerhouse Steel. Steel managed a few shots, but by and large was on the defensive the entire opening of the match. Finding an opening when she slipped out of a rear chinlock, Steel tagged in von Schwarz, who outweighed the entire opposing team by himself. However, McDonald’s speed advantage was more pronounced in this matchup, and it only took her another minute to slip free and make the tag to Pulsar to bring some fresh legs into the contest.

Pulsar and McDonald dropped stereo elbows on von Schwarz, but Pulsar missed a follow-up fist drop. Otto finally brought his size and power into play, shrugging off several attacks from Pulsar in the process. One particularly strong knife edge chop sounded like a gunshot, and Pulsar certainly sold it like it felt the same way. Pulsar would eventually slip out of a side bear hug to make the tag to McDonald, but they both knew that unless they could force Steel back into the ring, it was going to be a uphill battle against von Schwarz to keep him down for three seconds.

Yet McDonald proved equal to the task, showing why she had a 14-2 record last season as she dropped Otto with a variated DDT and started to work him over quite thoroughly. A missed elbow drop finally gave Otto the reprieve he needed to tag in Steel, but had the damage been done by this point? That would be determined later, as the ex-football player joined the giant in dropping elbows on the chest of McDonald, and then caught Brandy as she stood up with a discus clothesline. Countering a forearm with an open handed chop gave McDonald an opening, and she took advantage with a pair of DDTs to push Steel into major trouble, with a couple of knee drops not helping Steel’s situation that much. One elbow too many opened the door for Steel, and instead of going for the tag to von Schwarz, Steel elected to go on the offensive herself, looking to weaken McDonald for an eventual pinfall.

When Steel hit a piledriver, it seemed like the first fall was inevitable. That was until McDonald countered the All Out Blitz with a knee plant, and made the tag to Pulsar before Steel could get up for a second chance at her finisher. Pulsar attempted a running senton, only to find nothing but mat as Steel rolled away and reached out to tag in the giant. Pulsar was struck with the same double elbows that McDonald ate earlier in the contest, and then Pulsar broke the Sixth Wrestling Commandment.

That’s right. He jumped at a big guy. Pulsar was looking for a vertical body press and got swatted out of the air with a clothesline. As if that wasn’t enough to teach him a lesson, he would later go for a sunset flip—which, against a man of von Schwarz’s size wasn’t a very successful option to begin with—and get caught mid-jump by Das Boot. Otto wasn’t able to fully capitalize on it, giving Pulsar an opening to find a second wind and pick up the speed, delivering sentons and legdrops aplenty. At one point, after a pair of DDTs, Pulsar had managed to get to the top rope with Otto stunned, and leapt off…and crashed hard to the mat as Otto sat up to avoid Zodiac Implosion. Otto would not get the pin off the exchange, though, and eventually tagged Steel back in. Steel tried for a knee drop and missed, and Pulsar used the last of his energy to collapse towards his corner to tag in McDonald.

Brandy hit a spear, catching Steel flush in the gut, and went for the cover…but failed to realize ring positioning. She paid for the mistake two seconds later as von Schwarz stepped in and stomped Brandy to break the pin a half second before the third count. McDonald’s attempts at her finisher would go for naught, and Steel tagged out to Otto after the scare they just had. Otto missed a fist drop, and that allowed Pulsar to get back into the match. A minute later, Pulsar went for a second attempt at Zodiac Implosion. This time, it connected, and Steel was still too worn down to make the save, earning Pulsar the first fall of the match at thirty minutes deep.

The second fall almost came a minute later. Pulsar would once again have a sunset flip countered into Das Boot, but this time von Schwarz would tack on Gute Nacht after it. Somehow, Pulsar got a shoulder up at two and a half, much to the giant’s chagrin. Otto would hit a powerbomb, nearly driving Pulsar through the ring, but a second one would be countered into a DDT, allowing Pulsar to make the tag to Brandy. Otto shoved her away as soon as she got in, and made the tag to Steel. An irish whip to the corner led to a Goal Line Stand, but Brandy managed to leapfrog the ensuing All Out Blitz, tagging Pulsar back in who seemed to find a seventh wind somewhere in the interim. That proved to be a lie, as Steel promptly delivered a Goal Line Stand to Pulsar, and this time hit an All Out Blitz. But for the second time, Pulsar kicked out of a finisher at two and a half, and Steel could be seen swearing at the turn of events. Pulsar slipped out of a stump piledriver attempt that followed, and tagged in Brandy…

…who immediately got cut down with an All Out Blitz. Pulsar was too winded to make the save himself, and the match evened at one fall apiece just seven minutes after the previous fall.

The third fall started with Steel being sent crashing into the official off a reversed irish whip. The ref took a bit to recover, just in time to see Steel kick out of a schoolboy after a long two, and as Steel tried to charge forward to attempt some offense, McDonald turned it into a Brandy With a Twist. She collapsed into the cover, as von Schwarz tried to get in the ring. As he stepped over the ropes, Pulsar got to the same set of ropes and yanked up on the top strand, crotching Otto in the process as the ref got to three and finally put an end to a very competitive contest.

Pulsar/Brandy McDonald def. Diamond Steel/Otto von Schwarz, two falls to one in 39:17. Rating: ****
Fall 1: Pulsar pinned von Schwarz (Zodiac Implosion) at 29:40
Fall 2: Steel pinned McDonald (All Out Blitz) at 37:11
Fall 3: McDonald pinned Steel (Brandy With a Twist) at 39:17

Spirit Gain for Pulsar/McDonald: SPR + 8.94
Spirit Gain for Steel/von Schwarz: SPR + 2.12


TAG TEAM TURMOIL: SEMIFINALS

Lance Heartilly/George Mastachas vs. Eugene Nagata/Lord Robert Abernathy

The opening five minutes consisted of a masterclass by Lance Heartilly in how to isolate an opponent in a tag match. It took Nagata that long to finally chain together enough offense and bring in Abernathy, as Heartilly had kept Nagata on the back foot with a variety of strikes and rest holds. It took Abernathy three minutes on his own to finally start finding openings to take the fight to Heartilly. A snap mare finally gave Lance his opening to tag out, and Mastachas came in at the ten-minute mark with his team at a definite advantage in the contest.

Abernathy spent the next few minutes carefully making headway against Mastachas, though he was still well behind in the bout. A low blow by Mastachas at fourteen minutes in was the first sign that Abernathy was in trouble, and an implant DDT a few moments later made matters worse. Hat only netted a one-count, though, and Mastachas tried to end with a piledriver a moment later. Abernathy went between the legs, and leapt at the corner, making the hot tag to Nagata. Eugene came in with a flurry of blows, keeping Mastachas on the back foot as he tried to defend against the various strikes that Eugene was throwing out. It took a good five minutes for Mastachas to finally take advantage of a Nagata side headlock to slip free and tag in Heartilly.

Nagata spent a fair portion of the next minute doggedly holding on to a hammerlock that Heartilly didn’t seem to have a counter for. Nagata followed this with a series of quick punches that just seemed to rattle Heartilly more than do any damage…at least, until Heartilly dropped Nagata with a low blow. Heartilly took too long to taunt Abernathy in the corner, and got kicked away when he went for the Hellacious Leglock. Nagata scrambled to the corner, making the hot tag to Abernathy. His Lordship couldn’t take full advantage of the momentum, as Heartilly stopped him cold with a thumb to the eye and a side headlock takedown before tagging in Mastachas.

Mastachas wasted no time in delivering a DDT and a follow-up Wrath of Zeus. Nagata was still mostly winded, and could not stop the pinfall. Mastachas had put his team up by a fall, in what felt like the least active half-hour the entire tournament.

On the restart, Abernathy ate a stump piledriver, but managed to slip out of an inverted atomic drop to make the tag to Nagata before he could eat another finisher. Nagata got caught by an Olympus Rises, but avoided a Wrath of Zeus by the skin of his teeth, scrambling back to tag in Abernathy who had not nearly recovered as much as he’d have liked. A piledriver—well, a regular one and two stump varieties, anyway—seemed to get Abernathy on the right track, but an attempted Shatterfall went for naught as Mastachas went full dead-weight on Abernathy and nearly got a pinfall out of it. A kick to the gut stopped Abernathy, and Heartilly was tagged back in. Heartilly immediately went for the Heartilly Arm Breaker, and would have gotten the submission if Nagata hadn’t come in at the last second to make the save.

As soon as Heartilly hit a Russian leg sweep soon after, Mastachas dropped off the apron, came around the ring, and yanked Nagata off the apron. With Nagata distracted, there was nothing stopping Heartilly from applying the Hellacious Leglock, and a few seconds later punching their ticket into the finals.

Lance Heartilly/George Mastachas def. Lord Robert Abernathy/Eugene Nagata, two falls to none in 44:24. Rating: **
Fall 1: Mastachas pinned Abernathy (Wrath of Zeus) at 33:31
Fall 2: Heartilly submitted Abernathy (Hellacious Leglock) at 44:24

Spirit Gain for Heartilly/Mastachas: SPR + 5.92
Spirit Loss for Abernathy/Nagata: SPR – 0.10

The Duchy of Clarence vs. Pulsar/Brandy McDonald

Braddock and McDonald started this second semifinal match in the ring, and Braddock was at least polite enough to let McDonald have a free shot before beginning the pummeling. McDonald had enough after two minutes’ worth, though, and went to holds to try to slow Braddock down. Braddock would counter with a couple holds of his own, but after a blindside high knee went awry, he was out of position to prevent McDonald from tagging out to Pulsar. Pulsar whiffed on a right hand, and the pummeling began anew, this time with Pulsar feeling the full brunt of it. A missed elbow drop gave Pulsar the opening to deal a little damage, but when the luchador missed a senton, Braddock got to his corner and tagged in Hailey.

Pulsar turned on the speed and kept Carmichael off balance for a couple of minutes, but another missed senton gave Hailey her opening to start the attack. She’d keep the pressure on Pulsar, but when she failed to lock in the VSCOverleaf, he managed to get to the corner to tag in McDonald. The two ladies would spend the next three minutes trading blows, with McDonald eventually starting to gain the upper hand. A spear from McDonald onlynetted a one count against Hailey, who had seen it in the quarterfinals and knew it could be a factor here. Hailey managed to reverse a hard irish whip to the corner, and that gave her the chance to tag in Braddock, who came in and started clearing house.

Within a minute, McDonald had eaten several strikes and a snap DDT, but Braddock took too long in following up after the DDT and let Brandy make the tag to Pulsar at fifteen minutes into the contest. Pulsar and Braddock ended up going toe to toe for the most part over the next few minutes, with Braddock slowly getting an advantage over Pulsar and keeping the luchador slowed down. A thrust kick to the corner opened Pulsar up for a Jack Attack, only for McDonald to make the save a hair before the ref got to three. Frustrated, Braddock went for another Jack Attack, but Pulsar countered with a desperation arm drag and made the tag to McDonald, who was chomping at the bit to get (legally) involved in the contest.

Brandy came in with a quick DDT to Braddock, but couldn’t capitalize on that, and slowly watched her momentum slip away as Braddock timed his dodges well enough to counterpunch his way back to an advantage in momentum. When he got whipped into the corner by McDonald, Braddock managed to break the boot choke Brandy was attempting and launch a spinning backfist—only for McDonald to duck and the poor official to get absolutely clobbered with the right hand. The fight spilled to the outside, where both non-legal competitors watched from a distance, and things got ugly quickly. It would be Braddock who emerge with the clear advantage thanks to a pair of stump piledrivers through tables. He followed it with a Jack Attack, but with the referee still out going for a countout victory seemed like a bad idea.

So naturally, fifteen seconds later is when the ref finally came to and began his count. McDonald went for a Brandy With a Twist but had it blocked, Braddock had another spinning backfist blocked, and eventually both competitors made their way back inside to avoid a double countout. McDonald went for a running clothesline, only for Braddock to duck underneath and connect with a thrust kick before tagging in Carmichael. Hailey would have an irish whip reversed, which gave McDonald the chance to get out of the match and try to recover from those table-laden piledrivers.

A bit of confusion happened afterwards, as Pulsar had Carmichael in position for a Zodiac Implosion, but instead he stood on the ropes and made her think about it for close to twenty seconds instead of actually doing it. This was met by Carmichael getting to the ropes and crotching Pulsar on the top buckle before tossing him back into the ring and applying a VSCOverleaf. Much like what happened in the quarterfinals, Hailey once more motioned for Braddock to get into the ring, drawing the ref away so she could go low undetected, and picked up a pinfall just before McDonald reached her to break it up.

One fall away from a repeat visit to the Tag Team Turmoil finals, Hailey had to go on the defensive as soon as the restart went down, as Pulsar drilled her with a DDT. He went up top again, this time not looking to waste any time before leaping off, but Hailey quickly got up and met him at the corner, throwing him once more towards the center of the ring. This time, though, she staggered to her corner to tag in Braddock. Braddock immediately went on the attack, only barely missing a spinning backfist as Pulsar rolled underneath and leapt to tag in McDonald. Braddock went for another spinning backfist, which McDonald ducked and smoothly turned into a Brandy With a Twist! The ref dropped down…one…two…thr—no! Carmichael dove in from out of somewhere to make the save!

Fifteen seconds later, McDonald made sure to shove Carmichael off the apron before going for the cover after a second Brandy With a Twist, and this time the ref got three. We were going to a third and deciding fall.

On the restart, Braddock caught Brandy coming in with a spinning backfist, but missed a second one. McDonald was unable to hit Brandy With a Twist, and Jack responded by dropping McDonald right on the top of her head with a DDT. Sensing he’d need a little more momentum, Braddock went for an inverted atomic drop, only for McDonald to whip him to the mat with a side headlock takedown before getting to her corner to tag in Pulsar. Braddock tried once more for a spinning backfist, which Pulsar ducked and went for a kick to the leg, but the backfist was a feint as Braddock came out in a modified thrust kick to put Pulsar on the mat. This was the perfect opportunity for Carmichael to come in, and so he made the tag to Hailey.

A dropkick countered a running clothesline from Hailey, a seated back dropkick followed, and that quickly all it would take is one move either way to end the match. Carmichael sent Pulsar down with a spinning arm breaker, but could not get #NoFilter locked in. Pulsar tried to drop Hailey with a flying forearm, but she ducked and he went sailing harmlessly overhead…and then still couldn’t get her finisher applied. Pulsar went for a dropkick at the knees, which connected, and tagged in McDonald. Carmichael recovered and tried for a surprise stump piledriver, only to be met with Brandy With a Twist!

Cover by McDonald…one…two…thre—no! Braddock made the save at the very last possible second, and McDonald seemed irate! Looking up, she saw Braddock duck between the ropes to leave the ring, and delivered a charging knee to his head to send him to the floor. Pulsar came around to put the boots to Braddock as McDonald hauled Hailey back up, delivered another Brandy With a Twist—this one busting Carmichael open—and collapsing into a weary cover.

One…

Two…



Three.

There would be no repeat winners of Tag Team Turmoil this season, though it was certainly not due to a lack of effort. Pulsar and McDonald advance to the finals.

Pulsar/Brandy McDonald def. The Duchy of Clarence, two falls to one in 42:01. Rating: ***
Fall 1: Hailey pinned Pulsar (Low Blow) at 30:54
Fall 2: McDonald pinned Braddock (Brandy With a Twist) at 35:48
Fall 3: McDonald pinned Carmichael (Brandy With a Twist) at 42:01

Spirit Gain for Pulsar/McDonald: SPR + 7.48
Spirit Gain for Carmichael/Braddock: SPR + 1.04

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LANCE HEARTILLY/GEORGE MASTACHAS VS. PULSAR/BRANDY MCDONALD

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TAG TEAM TURMOIL: FINALS

Lance Heartilly/George Mastachas vs. Pulsar/Brandy McDonald

This was livestreamed on my Twitch channel. The VOD can be found here until Twitch decides to take it away for reasons unknown.

SEASON TWO TAG TEAM TURMOIL FINALS

If you’re only interested in the match summary, I have you covered there as well.

Lance Heartilly/George Mastachas def. Pulsar/Brandy McDonald, 5 Falls to 1, to win Tag Team Turmoil in 60:00. Rating: ***
Fall 1: Heartilly submitted Pulsar (Hellacious Leglock) at 31:35. 1-0
Fall 2: Mastachas pinned McDonald (Wrath of Zeus) at 39:54. 2-0
Fall 3: Pulsar pinned Mastachas (Zodiac Implosion) at 44:07. 2-1
Fall 4: Mastachas pinned McDonald (Wrath of Zeus) at 47:24. 3-1
Fall 5: Heartilly submitted Pulsar (Hellacious Leglock) at 57:19. 4-1
Fall 6: Heartilly submitted McDonald (Heartilly Arm Breaker) at 59:50. 5-1

Spirit Gain for Heartilly/Mastachas: SPR + 8.80 + 50-point TTT Champion Bonus
Changes for Pulsar/McDonald: SPR + 1.22 + 25-point TTT Runner-Up Bonus

FINAL SPIRIT GAINS FOR TAG TEAM TURMOIL, SEASON TWO
George Mastachas/Lance Heartilly: +76.24
Brandy McDonald/Pulsar: +47.43
Hailey Carmichael/Jack Braddock: +11.43
Eugene Nagata/Lord Robert Abernathy: +10.59
Brian Blackfield/Terrance Stevens: +9.44
Diamond Steel/Otto von Schwarz: +9.25
Daniel Simmons/Yoshii Nakamatsu: +8.13
Sven Ulafsson/Vladimir Chavinski: +4.90
Glenn Knight/Markus Clay: +2.26
Blood River/El Tornado: +1.95
Hans Nitschke/Mel O’Hallister: +0.99
Billy Norris/Jun Onoo: +0.95
Devil’s Delight/Faarooq Mahal, Jr.: –0.08
Angela Wassermann/Jimmy Anarchy: –0.09
Elyssa Anderson/Reverend Johnny Gross: –0.09
Sterling Silver/Indigo Rose: –0.09

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DIVISION STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 8 OF 16

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE


RED DIVISION
1. Mel O'Hallister: 6-2, ATV 14:31, (AMR 2.250), OVR 427.03
2. Jun Onoo: 3-5, ATV 13:19, (AMR 1.875), OVR 445.81
3. Otto von Schwarz: 2-6, ATV 16:18, (AMR 2.000), OVR 461.56
4. Sven Ulafsson: 1-7, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.625), OVR 436.03


YELLOW DIVISION
1. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 6-2, ATV 15:16, (AMR 1.875), OVR 472.83
2. Markus Clay: 5-3, ATV 11:40, (AMR 2.000), OVR 461.84
3. Brian Blackfield: 4-4, ATV 19:00, (AMR 1.875), OVR 465.06
4. Elyssa Anderson: 3-5, ATV 17:21, (AMR 2.500), OVR 443.64


BLUE DIVISION
1. Faarooq Mahal Jr.: 6-2, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.750), OVR 423.86
2. Lance Heartilly: 5-3, ATV 16:31, (AMR 2.000), OVR 464.67
3. Hailey Carmichael: 5-3, ATV 18:15, (AMR 1.750), OVR 458.12
4. Indigo Rose: 3-5, ATV 18:07, (AMR 1.625), OVR 432.79


WHITE DIVISION
1. Eugene Nagata: 6-2, ATV 16:43, (AMR 1.625), OVR 447.90
2. Brandy McDonald: 6-2, ATV 11:42, (AMR 1.625), OVR 474.04
3. George Mastachas: 4-4, ATV 14:46, (AMR 2.125), OVR 417.40
4. Terrance Stevens: 3-5, ATV 17:17, (AMR 2.000), OVR 454.93

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE

GREEN DIVISION
1. Daniel Simmons: 6-2, ATV 15:03 (AMR 1.875), OVR 474.66
2. Lord Robert Abernathy: 4-4, ATV 22:20 (AMR 1.875), OVR 466.76
3. Glenn Knight: 2-6, ATV 12:06 (AMR 2.000), OVR 454.22
4. Devil's Delight: 0-8, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.875), OVR 398.72


ORANGE DIVISION
1. Billy Norris: 7-1, ATV 12:39 (AMR 1.875), OVR 478.18
2. Pulsar: 5-3, ATV 13:56 (AMR 2.250), OVR 476.60
3. El Tornado: 3-5, ATV 15:36 (AMR 1.875), OVR 445.11
4. Sterling Silver: 2-6, ATV 14:06 (AMR 2.125), OVR 429.63


PURPLE DIVISION
1. Vladimir Chavinski: 5-3, ATV 18:55 (AMR 1.875), OVR 447.08
2. Jack Braddock: 4-4, ATV 12:37 (AMR 2.125), OVR 464.79
3. Diamond Steel: 3-5, ATV 13:33 (AMR 2.375), OVR 453.18
4. Angela Wassermann: 3-5, ATV 20:48 (AMR 1.375), OVR 408.90


BLACK DIVISION
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 7-1, ATV 16:20 (AMR 2.125), OVR 474.84
2. Hans Nitschke: 5-3, ATV 14:25 (AMR 1.875), OVR 420.06
3. Blood River: 4-4, ATV 12:20 (AMR 2.125), OVR 447.22
4. Jimmy Anarchy: 0-8, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.875), OVR 417.10

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (PLAYOFF PICTURE)

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE

1. Mel O’Hallister: 6-2 (Red Division Leader)
2. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 6-2 (Yellow Division Leader)
3. Faarooq Mahal, Jr.: 6-2 (Blue Division Leader)
4. Eugene Nagata: 6-2 (White Division Leader)

5. Brandy McDonald: 6-2 (White #2, Wild Card)
6. Markus Clay: 5-3 (Yellow #2, Wild Card)
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7. Lance Heartilly: 5-3 (Blue #2)
8. Hailey Carmichael: 5-3 (Blue #3)
9. George Mastachas: 4-4 (White #3)
10. Brian Blackfield: 4-4 (Yellow #3)
11. Terrance Stevens: 3-5 (White #4)
12. Jun Onoo: 3-5 (Red #2)
13. Elyssa Anderson: 3-5 (Yellow #4)
14. Indigo Rose: 3-5 (Blue #4)
15. Otto von Schwarz: 2-6 (Red #3)
16. Sven Ulafsson: 1-7 (Red #4)

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 7-1 (Black Division Leader)
2. Billy Norris: 7-1 (Orange Division Leader)
3. Daniel Simmons: 6-2 (Green Division Leader)
4. Vladimir Chavinski: 5-3 (Purple Division Leader)
5. Hans Nitschke: 5-3 (Black #2, Wild Card)
6. Pulsar: 5-3 (Orange #2, Wild Card)
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7. Blood River: 4-4 (Black #3)
8. Jack Braddock: 4-4 (Purple #2)
9. Lord Robert Abernathy: 4-4 (Green #2)
10. Diamond Steel: 3-5 (Purple #3)
11. El Tornado: 3-5 (Orange #3)
12. Angela Wassermann: 3-5 (Purple #3)
13. Glenn Knight: 2-6 (Green #3)
14. Sterling Silver: 2-6 (Orange #4)
15. Devil’s Delight: 0-8 (Green #4)
15. Jimmy Anarchy: 0-8 (Black #4)


PREDICTION CONTEST AFTER WEEK 8
1. Do not even ask: 74
2. Senerio: 66
3. Projecthalaxy: 52
4. sk: 14


WEEK NINE SCHEDULE
Devil's Delight (0-8, OVR 399) vs. Diamond Steel (3-5, OVR 453)
Brian Blackfield (4-4, OVR 465) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-5, OVR 409)
Sterling Silver (2-6, OVR 430) vs. Blood River (4-4, OVR 447)
George Mastachas (4-4, OVR 417) vs. Markus Clay (5-3, OVR 462)
RED DIVISION: Jun Onoo (3-5, OVR 446) vs. Sven Ulafsson (1-7, OVR 436)
Mel O'Hallister (6-2, OVR 427) vs. Hailey Carmichael (5-3, OVR 458)
Otto von Schwarz (2-6, OVR 462) vs. Indigo Rose (3-5, OVR 433)
Terrance Stevens (3-5, OVR 455) vs. Elyssa Anderson (3-5, OVR 444)
BLUE DIVISION: Lance Heartilly (5-3, OVR 465) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-2, OVR 424)
Billy Norris (7-1, OVR 478) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-8, OVR 417)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH: Glenn Knight (2-6, OVR 454) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (5-3, OVR 447)
BLACK DIVISION: Reverend Johnny Gross (7-1, OVR 475) vs. Hans Nitschke (5-3, OVR 420)
ORANGE DIVISION: Pulsar (5-3, OVR 477) vs. El Tornado (3-5, OVR 445)
Eugene Nagata (6-2, OVR 448) vs. Daniel Simmons (6-2, OVR 475)
Brandy McDonald (6-2, OVR 474) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (4-4, OVR 467)
CAGE MATCH: Yoshii Nakamatsu (6-2, OVR 473) vs. Jack Braddock (4-4, OVR 465)

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





Devil's Delight (0-8, OVR 399) vs. Diamond Steel (3-5, OVR 453)
Brian Blackfield (4-4, OVR 465) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-5, OVR 409)
Sterling Silver (2-6, OVR 430) vs. Blood River (4-4, OVR 447)
George Mastachas (4-4, OVR 417) vs. Markus Clay (5-3, OVR 462)
RED DIVISION: Jun Onoo (3-5, OVR 446) vs. Sven Ulafsson (1-7, OVR 436)
Mel O'Hallister (6-2, OVR 427) vs. Hailey Carmichael (5-3, OVR 458) (duh)
Otto von Schwarz (2-6, OVR 462) vs. Indigo Rose (3-5, OVR 433)
Terrance Stevens (3-5, OVR 455) vs. Elyssa Anderson (3-5, OVR 444)
BLUE DIVISION: Lance Heartilly (5-3, OVR 465) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-2, OVR 424)
Billy Norris (7-1, OVR 478) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-8, OVR 417)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH: Glenn Knight (2-6, OVR 454) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (5-3, OVR 447)
BLACK DIVISION: Reverend Johnny Gross (7-1, OVR 475) vs. Hans Nitschke (5-3, OVR 420)
ORANGE DIVISION: Pulsar (5-3, OVR 477) vs. El Tornado (3-5, OVR 445)
Eugene Nagata (6-2, OVR 448) vs. Daniel Simmons (6-2, OVR 475)
Brandy McDonald (6-2, OVR 474) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (4-4, OVR 467)
CAGE MATCH: Yoshii Nakamatsu (6-2, OVR 473) vs. Jack Braddock (4-4, OVR 465)

projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


Devil's Delight (0-8, OVR 399) vs. Diamond Steel (3-5, OVR 453)
Brian Blackfield (4-4, OVR 465) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-5, OVR 409)
Sterling Silver (2-6, OVR 430) vs. Blood River (4-4, OVR 447)
George Mastachas (4-4, OVR 417) vs. Markus Clay (5-3, OVR 462)
RED DIVISION: Jun Onoo (3-5, OVR 446) vs. Sven Ulafsson (1-7, OVR 436)
Mel O'Hallister (6-2, OVR 427) vs. Hailey Carmichael (5-3, OVR 458)
Otto von Schwarz (2-6, OVR 462) vs. Indigo Rose (3-5, OVR 433)
Terrance Stevens (3-5, OVR 455) vs. Elyssa Anderson (3-5, OVR 444)
BLUE DIVISION: Lance Heartilly (5-3, OVR 465) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-2, OVR 424)
Billy Norris (7-1, OVR 478) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-8, OVR 417)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH: Glenn Knight (2-6, OVR 454) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (5-3, OVR 447)
BLACK DIVISION: Reverend Johnny Gross (7-1, OVR 475) vs. Hans Nitschke (5-3, OVR 420)
ORANGE DIVISION: Pulsar (5-3, OVR 477) vs. El Tornado (3-5, OVR 445)
Eugene Nagata (6-2, OVR 448) vs. Daniel Simmons (6-2, OVR 475)
Brandy McDonald (6-2, OVR 474) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (4-4, OVR 467)
CAGE MATCH: Yoshii Nakamatsu (6-2, OVR 473) vs. Jack Braddock (4-4, OVR 465)

ShadowedFlames
Dec 26, 2009

Shoot this guy in the face.



Fallen Rib

Devil's Delight (0-8, OVR 399) vs. Diamond Steel (3-5, OVR 453)

The only reason this wasn’t dragged down to a one star rating was due to Delight managing to avoid a half dozen attempts at the All Out Blitz (including one attempt that Devil’s Angel tripped Steel on) before Steel finally connected. Otherwise this went about as you’d expect it to go.

Diamond Steel (4-5) def. Devil's Delight (0-9) via Pinfall (All Out Blitz) in 14:16. Rating: **
Changes for Diamond Steel: OVR + 4.21, XP + 486.85, no notable damage
Changes for Devil's Delight: OVR -0.07, XP + 103.46, moderate damage to head

Brian Blackfield (4-4, OVR 465) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-5, OVR 409)

A fairly competitive match, this ended up being rather decisive after a couple of stump piledrivers that left Wassermann bleeding heavily. From there, it didn’t take long for Blackfield to hit a Scotland Destroyer and pick up the win, giving him a little bit of momentum to remain in the Yellow Division hunt.

Brian Blackfield (5-4) def. Angela Wassermann (3-6) via Pinfall (Scotland Destroyer) in 16:51. Rating: **
Changes for Brian Blackfield: OVR + 4.35, XP + 488.09, minor damage to head
Changes for Angela Wassermann: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.02, minor damage to head

Sterling Silver (2-6, OVR 430) vs. Blood River (4-4, OVR 447)

This one started off competitive, with the expected fast pace of lucha libre on display. Silver started to get an early advantage, keeping the match moving quickly, until an attempted sunset flip got countered by a stomp to the forehead. River took control, dominating the next several minutes, but whiffed on a late corner elbow, allowing Silver a chance to make a comeback. It was too little too late, though, as a chop block and dropkick to the face were enough to stun Silver long enough for River to hit Crimson Regret and pick up the victory.

Blood River (5-4) def. Sterling Silver (2-7) via Pinfall (Crimson Regret) in 12:28. Rating: **
Changes for Blood River: OVR + 4.11, XP + 413.09, minor damage to head
Changes for Sterling Silver: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.50, moderate damage to head

George Mastachas (4-4, OVR 417) vs. Markus Clay (5-3, OVR 462)

This was a competitive bout that many said went about seven minutes too long, which ruined the chances of it being a Match of the Night contender. It started as a paint-by-numbers speedy wrestler versus power wrestler match, with Clay getting the early advantage with quick strikes and flurries of attacks. One solid shot from Mastachas put him in control, and led to a sequence that had Clay on the offensive near what should have been the end of the match. Instead, Clay refused to go up for the Johannesburg Express, and spent the next eight minutes trading offense with Mastachas until Clay finally got bored and hit the moonsault for the pinfall victory.

Markus Clay (6-3) def. George Mastachas (4-5) via Pinfall (Johannesburg Express) in 21:55. Rating: **
Changes for Markus Clay: OVR + 4.64, XP + 490.52, moderate damage to head
Changes for George Mastachas: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.63, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body

Jun Onoo (3-5, OVR 446) vs. Sven Ulafsson (1-7, OVR 436)
RED DIVISION


A run-of-the-mill big-man bout. Power was the name of the game and speed was non-existent. The abrupt end to the match probably didn’t help its standing with the critics, as Onoo managed to squeeze a submission out of Ulafsson with Lasting Agony, rather than have that be the set up for his finisher. Now at 1-8, Sven’s season is all but over at this point as he’d need a minor miracle just to get to .500, much less be in playoff contention.

Jun Onoo (4-5) def. Sven Ulafsson (1-8) via Submission (Lasting Agony) in 13:38. Rating: **
Changes for Jun Onoo: OVR + 4.17, XP + 486.54, no notable damage
Changes for Sven Ulafsson: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.64, minor damage to head

Mel O'Hallister (6-2, OVR 427) vs. Hailey Carmichael (5-3, OVR 458)

The first match of the night that had some implications on the playoff hunt, this one featured the Ringsports Conference leader (O’Hallister) against the 8th-ranked person in the same conference (Carmichael). From the opening bell, Carmichael stayed on the defensive, playing the face in peril (well, as much as a daughter of a British nobleman can play a face, anyway) while O’Hallister unleashed what he had in his arsenal to keep Carmichael down. She would get a little offense in every now and then, to keep things interesting, but for the most part she let O’Hallister wear himself down. Thirteen minutes into the contest, she started her comeback, her recent time in the gym working on cardio being the key factor in the late stages of the match. She quickly wore O’Hallister down, and when he attempted a desperation Dream of the Emerald Isle, she was able to break out of it, deliver a diving reverse DDT of her own, and get #NoFilter locked in quickly, scoring the submission victory and keeping her in the hunt for either a wild or even the Blue Division lead.

Hailey Carmichael (6-3) def. Mel O'Hallister (6-3) via Submission (#NoFilter) in 19:31. Rating: **
Changes for Hailey Carmichael: OVR + 4.51, XP + 415.96, minor damage to head
Changes for Mel O'Hallister: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.34, minor damage to head

Otto von Schwarz (2-6, OVR 462) vs. Indigo Rose (3-5, OVR 433)

Tess Bradenbury: Our next bout features two wrestlers who are in desperate need of wins to salvage anything about this season.

Johnny Tyler: Oh, good, so I can leave you for a few minutes to use the bathroom, right?

Tess Bradenbury: No, Johnny, you’re staying right here because we just had a five-minute break!

Johnny Tyler: Look, Tess, I’m pretty sure this match isn’t going to be that interesting. I can even go and pick up something from the back in catering for you while this is happening.

Tess Bradenbury: I’m not going to eat while there’s a match going on, Johnny. I at least have some respect for the people wrestling. Speaking of, both Rose and Otto are ready, and there’s the bell; this one is underway!

quote:

(00:03) von Schwarz hit a Forearm Blow
(00:06) von Schwarz hit a Jab Punch
(00:09) von Schwarz hit a Forearm Blow
(00:13) von Schwarz hit an Eye Poke
(00:17) von Schwarz hit a Begging Off Eye Poke
(00:17) The referee warned von Schwarz
(00:27) Rose avoided a Punch.
(00:34) Rose applied a Standing Arm Bar
(00:48) Rose applied a Top Wrist Lock Takedown
(00:52) von Schwarz broke a Rear Chinlock
(00:55) von Schwarz hit a Kick To Gut
(00:59) von Schwarz hit an Open Handed Chop
(01:06) von Schwarz picked up Rose from behind
(01:10) von Schwarz hit a Forearm To Back
(01:14) von Schwarz hit a Forearm To Back Of Head
(01:24) Rose avoided a Forearm To Back.
(01:27) von Schwarz countered a Top Wrist Lock To Hammerlock with a Forearm Blow
(01:34) Rose countered a Bell Clap with a Side Headlock Takedown
(01:42) Otto von Schwarz moved out of the way from a Fist Drop.
(01:48) Indigo Rose moved out of the way from a Fist Drop.
(02:08) Rose applied a Rear Chinlock
(02:12) Rose hit an Elbow Drop On Knee
(02:26) Rose applied a Body Scissors
(02:40) Rose applied an Arm Bar
(03:00) Rose applied a Rear Chinlock
(03:09) von Schwarz got a rope break to stop an Arm Bar
(03:16) Rose hit a Side Headlock Takedown
(03:23) Rose hit a Knee Pull
(03:27) Rose hit an Elbow Drop
(03:41) Rose applied a Knee Bar
(03:55) Rose applied a Body Scissors
(04:15) Rose applied a Rear Chinlock
(04:29) Rose applied an Arm Bar
(04:33) Rose hit a Stomp
(04:48) Rose hit a Stomp Flurry
(04:55) Rose used a Face Rub Taunt
(05:00) von Schwarz blocked a Stomp To Groin
(05:04) Rose hit a Stomp
(05:18) Rose applied an Arm Bar
(05:22) Rose hit an Elbow Drop On Knee
(05:30) Rose hit a Stomp To Groin
(05:44) Rose applied a Knee Bar
(05:50) Otto von Schwarz easily moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.

Johnny Tyler: Jesus, how slow do you have to be in order to have Otto get out of the way of one of your attacks?

Tess Bradenbury: Rose just got a little more air than normal off that elbow drop, and that was enough for von Schwarz to get out of the way. Can he take advantage of the opening here?

quote:

(05:58) von Schwarz picked up Rose from behind
(06:02) von Schwarz hit a Forearm To Back Of Head
(06:02) von Schwarz irish whipped Rose into the corner
(06:13) von Schwarz hit a Corner Open Handed Chop
(06:31) von Schwarz hit Corner Repeated Shoulder Rams
(06:40) Indigo Rose moved out of the way from a Posing Elbow Drop.
(06:48) Rose hit a Stomp To Groin
(07:08) Rose applied a Rear Chinlock
(07:12) Rose hit an Elbow Drop On Knee
(07:16) von Schwarz blocked a Stomp To Groin
(07:30) Rose applied an Arm Bar
(07:34) Rose hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(07:49) Rose hit a Stomp Flurry
(07:56) Rose hit a Knee Pull
(08:04) Rose hit a Stomp To Groin
(08:11) Rose hit a Knee Pull
(08:18) Rose used a Face Rub Taunt
(08:24) Rose picked up von Schwarz from behind
(08:29) von Schwarz blocked a Neckbreaker
(08:45) Rose hit an Arm Wringer Takedown
(08:59) Rose used a Get Up Taunt
(09:04) von Schwarz slipped out the front of a Spinning Arm Breaker
(09:08) von Schwarz hit an Open Handed Chop
(09:16) von Schwarz hit a Stomp To Groin
(09:26) Indigo Rose very easily moved out of the way from a Fist Drop.
(09:35) Otto von Schwarz very easily moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.
(09:45) von Schwarz hit a Big Man Stand-On
(09:49) von Schwarz hit a Stomp
(10:04) von Schwarz hit a Stomp Flurry
(10:11) Indigo Rose moved out of the way from a Leaping Elbow Drop.
(10:18) Rose picked up von Schwarz from behind
(10:38) Rose applied a Sleeper Hold

Johnny Tyler: Please, Rose, that’ll never work. You’re too small, he’s too big, and he’s still too fresh!

Tess Bradenbury: While I may disagree with your first two points, Johnny, I think you’re spot on with the third. It still feels too early for this to work, which seems obvious as von Schwarz is starting to fight out of it. Rose releases the hold, let’s see where she goes from here.

quote:

(10:56) Rose hit a Neckbreaker
(11:11) Rose hit a Stomp Flurry
(11:17) Rose picked up von Schwarz
(11:24) Rose hit a Women's DDT
(11:32) Rose picked up von Schwarz from behind
(11:39) Rose hit a Neckbreaker
(11:47) Rose hit a Stomp To Groin
(11:54) Otto von Schwarz moved out of the way from a Big Legdrop.
(11:58) von Schwarz hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(12:02) von Schwarz hit a Fist Drop
(12:15) von Schwarz hit a Posing Elbow Drop
(12:19) von Schwarz hit a Fist Drop
(12:24) Rose blocked a Stomp To Groin
(12:27) von Schwarz hit a Begging Off Sucker Punch
(12:33) von Schwarz hit a Strong Open Handed Chop
(12:43) von Schwarz hit a Headbutt To Groin
(12:43) The referee gave von Schwarz a stern warning
(12:53) von Schwarz hit a Big Man Stand-On
(13:03) von Schwarz picked up Rose
(13:07) Rose broke a DDT
(13:12) von Schwarz broke a Top Wrist Lock
(13:19) von Schwarz hit a Strong Charging Forearm

Johnny Tyler: Look out, incoming!

Tess Bradenbury: Rose lands hard out here in front of us, and Otto looks like he wants to come out to force the issue, but Hans Meyer is wisely telling him to take a breather and let Rose get back into the ring on her own, make her spend some effort herself.

Johnny Tyler: Should just stay out here, less distance to fall and it’s not like the result is going to matter anyway.

Tess Bradenbury: That’s not in Rose’s lexicon, Johnny, and you know this. The referee has reached the count of seven, and Rose seems to have recovered enough as she slides into the ring to break the count, and here comes Otto to go back on the attack!

quote:

(13:44) Rose slipped out the front of a Bear Hug
(13:48) von Schwarz broke a Blood From a Rose
(14:08) von Schwarz applied a Side Bear Hug
(14:33) von Schwarz hit a Powerbomb
(14:38) Rose stopped a Get Up Taunt by rushing von Schwarz
(14:42) von Schwarz broke a Blood From a Rose
(14:48) von Schwarz hit a Strong Knife Edge Chop
(14:55) von Schwarz used a Slit Throat Motion
(15:09) von Schwarz used a Get Up Taunt
(15:13) Rose broke a Powerbomb
(15:27) Rose applied an Arm Wringer
(15:41) Rose applied a Cravate
(15:55) Rose applied a Side Headlock
(16:02) Rose applied a Standing Arm Bar
(16:18) Rose applied a Top Wrist Lock To Hammerlock
(16:32) Rose applied a Top Wrist Lock Takedown
(16:36) Rose hit a Leaping Elbow Drop
(16:44) Rose picked up von Schwarz from behind
(16:51) Rose hit a Neckbreaker
(16:56) von Schwarz broke a Vite d'Indaco
(17:06) von Schwarz hit a Front Slam
(17:10) Rose broke a Stomp To Groin
(17:17) Rose hit a Women's DDT
(17:23) von Schwarz got a rope break to stop a Vite d'Indaco
(17:30) Indigo Rose grabs hold of von Schwarz...and there's the Blood From a Rose DDT!

Tess Bradenbury: I don’t think she got all of that, but here’s the cover attempt anyway…1…2…and no! Otto pops the left shoulder up and stays alive!

Johnny Tyler: Again, Tess. Too small. Not enough weight on the shoulders to keep him down for three!

quote:

(17:42) Rose hit a Women's DDT
(17:50) Otto von Schwarz very easily moved out of the way from a Big Legdrop.
(17:58) von Schwarz picked up Rose
(18:05) von Schwarz hit a DDT
(18:13) von Schwarz picked up Rose
(18:21) von Schwarz has Rose by the head, winds up...Gute Nacht! Indigo Rose just got dropped like a bad habit!

Johnny Tyler: Ballgame!

Tess Bradenbury: Otto drops into the cover, doesn’t hook a leg…one…two…three! This one is over, and Otto von Schwarz picks up a much-needed victory!

Johnny Tyler: Not that it’ll do him much good with O’Hallister dominating the Red Division like he is this season….

Otto von Schwarz (3-6) def. Indigo Rose (3-6) via Pinfall (Gute Nacht) in 18:26. Rating: ***
Changes for Otto von Schwarz: OVR + 5.75, XP + 513.90, minor damage to head
Changes for Indigo Rose: OVR + 0.80, XP + 207.40, minor damage to head and body
This was the Match of the Night (6 [3 this season] for Otto von Schwarz, 1 [1 this season] for Indigo Rose)

Terrance Stevens (3-5, OVR 455) vs. Elyssa Anderson (3-5, OVR 444)

The game’s rating sums this match up perfectly: “A mostly uncompetitive squash that went on longer than expected.” Stevens never really got going and Anderson was never in danger the entire match, eventually putting Stevens away with her slingshot elbow strike to the face in this battle of divisional last-place holders.

Elyssa Anderson (4-5) def. Terrance Stevens (3-6) via Pinfall (Point of Attack) in 11:57. Rating: **
Changes for Elyssa Anderson: OVR + 4.08, XP + 485.74, no notable damage
Changes for Terrance Stevens: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.43, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body

Lance Heartilly (5-3, OVR 465) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-2, OVR 424)
BLUE DIVISION


With Hailey winning earlier on, there was a possibility that three people would be at 6-3 in the Blue Division heading into week 10. Heartilly proceeded to do just that, controlling the majority of the match and never really getting into too much danger. Mahal’s tendencies to stick to holds worked against him in this match, as he could not build enough momentum to remain on the offensive for too long, whereas Heartilly’s better striking game let him use basic strikes to set up impact moves to keep him on offense for longer periods. In the end, though, it was Heartilly picking up the duke by way of submission, and claiming the Blue Division lead by tiebreaker over Carmichael and Mahal (in that order), with Rose well behind the trio.

Lance Heartilly (6-3) def. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-3) via Submission (Hellacious Leglock) in 21:54. Rating: **
Changes for Lance Heartilly: OVR + 4.64, XP + 490.51, no notable damage
Changes for Faarooq Mahal Jr.: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.63, no notable damage

Billy Norris (7-1, OVR 478) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (0-8, OVR 417)

In other fictional writings, a Billy versus Jimmy confrontation would inevitably lead to some sort of Double Dragon reference, but we at RRW feel we are beyond that. Instead, what would happen would turn out to be one of the most shocking results of the season to date. Norris controlled most of the match, only letting Anarchy get occasional offense in, and seemed to be able to hit the Boomerang DDT at will. However, Anarchy seemed to have the Down Under Disaster well scouted, as Norris missed it on at least three occasions. Each time, Anarchy would press the attack a little more, wearing Norris down with a variety of strikes. Eventually, one missed Down Under Disaster too many would spell doom for Norris, as Anarchy connected with a Final Step to score the massive upset win and leave Devil’s Delight as the only winless competitor in RRW this season.

Jimmy Anarchy (1-8) def. Billy Norris (7-2) via Pinfall (Final Step) in 13:23. Rating: **
Changes for Jimmy Anarchy: OVR + 4.16, XP + 486.42, minor damage to head
Changes for Billy Norris: OVR -0.07, XP + 121.61, minor damage to head

Glenn Knight (2-6, OVR 454) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (5-3, OVR 447)
FIRST BLOOD MATCH



While competitive, this was not a very exciting match. Despite Glenn’s affinity for punch, he could not draw blood from Chavinski after several straight minutes of offense. Vladimir made the comeback, got Knight in danger, and promptly dropped Glenn on his forehead with a DDT to open up a laceration. Chavinski earns his sixth win of the season, while Knight’s terrible season two continues. The latest rumors even have him not returning to RRW for season three; it’s gotten that low for him in recent weeks….

Vladimir Chavinski (6-3) def. Glenn Knight (2-7) via First Blood (DDT) in 11:54. Rating: **
Changes for Vladimir Chavinski: OVR + 4.31, XP + 485.71, minor damage to head
Changes for Glenn Knight: OVR + 0.89, XP + 121.43, minor damage to head

Reverend Johnny Gross (7-1, OVR 475) vs. Hans Nitschke (5-3, OVR 420)
BLACK DIVISION


In what many consider the first of the two matches to determine the Black Division champion (the other being their match in Week 14), Nitschke and Gross had a closely fought bout here, with Gross getting the early advantage against Nitschke but unable to connect with Kneel Before God. This opened the door for Herr Doktor get back in the match and he took full advantage, battering Gross from one side of the ring to the other and weathering a late Gross attempted comeback before connecting with the Euthanasia Driver for the pin. While still a match behind in the standings, he now has the tiebreaker over Gross in the weeks leading up to their week 14 rematch.

Hans Nitschke (6-3) def. Reverend Johnny Gross (7-2) via Pinfall (Euthanasia Driver) in 15:41. Rating: **
Changes for Hans Nitschke: OVR + 4.29, XP + 414.40, minor damage to head
Changes for Reverend Johnny Gross: OVR -0.08, XP + 121.88, minor damage to head and body

Pulsar (5-3, OVR 477) vs. El Tornado (3-5, OVR 445)
ORANGE DIVISION


With Billy Norris losing earlier, the door was open for Pulsar to gain some ground on the Orange Division leader. Tornado put up some resistance, including avoiding a Zodiac Implosion and nearly making a comeback of his own, but Pulsar pressed on and won after connecting with his second attempt at the shooting star senton bomb, in a match Maven Deltzer did not think too highly of.

Pulsar (6-3) def. El Tornado (3-6) via Pinfall (Zodiac Implosion) in 13:48. Rating: *
Changes for Pulsar: OVR + 2.95, XP + 446.07, minor damage to head
Changes for El Tornado: OVR -0.90, XP + 111.52, moderate damage to head, minor damage to body

Eugene Nagata (6-2, OVR 448) vs. Daniel Simmons (6-2, OVR 475)

If one stopped watching at around the ten-minute mark to, say, go use the restroom, they would have assumed by the time they returned that Simmons would have wrapped the match up. He was that far in control at that point in the contest. However, Nagata would fight back, slowly evening up the contest after Simmons missed a Working Man’s Dropkick (which is a rarity in and of itself). A left hook, right hook, left hook, Nagata Special combination not only looked effective, it actually was as it kept Simmons down for three without needing to resort to the Nagata Knockout. Also, any time Nagata gets a match rating above one star, it has to be considered a win of sorts, right?

Eugene Nagata (7-2) def. Daniel Simmons (6-3) via Pinfall (Nagata Special) in 21:37. Rating: **
Changes for Eugene Nagata: OVR + 4.62, XP + 416.82, minor damage to head
Changes for Daniel Simmons: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.59, minor damage to head and body

Brandy McDonald (6-2, OVR 474) vs. Lord Robert Abernathy (4-4, OVR 467)

With Simmons losing to Nagata earlier, this was a chance for the Green Division’s Abernathy to gain a match on Simmons if he could take down the White Division’s McDonald. McDonald needed the win to keep pace with Nagata. It was a close match, with both wrestlers being at risk for finishers about fourteen minutes deep into the match, but Brandy’s first attempt at her finisher was countered by a chop, and an irish whip that got reversed into the official. The next three minutes was filled with brawling, but nothing of interest happened until after the ref recovered. Abernathy attempted God Save the Queen, Brandy slipped out, and a DDT preceded Brandy With a Twist before McDonald scored the pin and joined Nagata at 7-2 atop the White Division.

Brandy McDonald (7-2) def. Lord Robert Abernathy (4-5) via Pinfall (Brandy With a Twist) in 19:21. Rating: **
Changes for Brandy McDonald: OVR + 4.50, XP + 489.29, minor damage to head
Changes for Lord Robert Abernathy: OVR -0.08, XP + 122.32, minor damage to head

Yoshii Nakamatsu (6-2, OVR 473) vs. Jack Braddock (4-4, OVR 465)
CAGE MATCH


This was nothing short of a fast-paced melee. Very few holds were performed, with both men favoring strikes within the confines of the cage. In a melee, the advantage between these two would naturally go to Braddock, who took full advantage in avoiding the second DEVASTATION Knee of Nakamatsu to hit a Spinning Backfist and then a Jack Attack that left Yoshii knocked out cold. Braddock took his time in leaving the cage, as Nakamatsu didn’t even start to stir until Braddock was just barely above the apron on the outside of the ring.

Jack Braddock (5-4) def. Yoshii Nakamatsu (6-3) via Cage Escape (Jack Attack) in 12:42. Rating: **
Changes for Jack Braddock: OVR + 4.12, XP + 486.10, minor damage to head
Changes for Yoshii Nakamatsu: OVR + 0.65, XP + 121.52, moderate damage to head


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DIVISION STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 9 OF 16

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE


RED DIVISION
1. Mel O'Hallister: 6-3, ATV 14:31, (AMR 2.222), OVR 426.95
2. Jun Onoo: 4-5, ATV 13:24, (AMR 1.889), OVR 449.98
3. Otto von Schwarz: 3-6, ATV 17:01, (AMR 2.111), OVR 467.31
4. Sven Ulafsson: 1-8, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.667), OVR 435.96


YELLOW DIVISION
1. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 6-3, ATV 15:16, (AMR 1.889), OVR 473.48
2. Markus Clay: 6-3, ATV 13:23, (AMR 2.000), OVR 466.48
3. Brian Blackfield: 5-4, ATV 18:34, (AMR 1.889), OVR 469.41
4. Elyssa Anderson: 4-5, ATV 16:00, (AMR 2.444), OVR 447.72


BLUE DIVISION
1. Lance Heartilly: 6-3, ATV 17:25, (AMR 2.000), OVR 469.31
2. Hailey Carmichael: 6-3, ATV 18:28, (AMR 1.778), OVR 462.63
3. Faarooq Mahal Jr.: 6-3, ATV 17:45, (AMR 1.778), OVR 423.78
4. Indigo Rose: 3-6, ATV 18:07, (AMR 1.778), OVR 433.59


WHITE DIVISION
1. Eugene Nagata: 7-2, ATV 17:25, (AMR 1.667), OVR 452.52
2. Brandy McDonald: 7-2, ATV 12:48, (AMR 1.667), OVR 478.54
3. George Mastachas: 4-5, ATV 14:46, (AMR 2.111), OVR 417.32
4. Terrance Stevens: 3-6, ATV 17:17, (AMR 2.000), OVR 454.86

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE

GREEN DIVISION
1. Daniel Simmons: 6-3, ATV 15:03 (AMR 1.889), OVR 474.58
2. Lord Robert Abernathy: 4-5, ATV 22:20 (AMR 1.889), OVR 466.68
3. Glenn Knight: 2-7, ATV 12:06 (AMR 2.000), OVR 455.11
4. Devil's Delight: 0-9, ATV 0:00 (AMR 1.889), OVR 398.65


ORANGE DIVISION
1. Billy Norris: 7-2, ATV 12:39 (AMR 1.889), OVR 478.11
2. Pulsar: 6-3, ATV 13:54 (AMR 2.111), OVR 479.55
3. El Tornado: 3-6, ATV 15:36 (AMR 1.778), OVR 444.21
4. Sterling Silver: 2-7, ATV 14:06 (AMR 2.111), OVR 429.56


PURPLE DIVISION
1. Vladimir Chavinski: 6-3, ATV 17:45 (AMR 1.889), OVR 451.39
2. Jack Braddock: 5-4, ATV 12:38 (AMR 2.111), OVR 468.91
3. Diamond Steel: 4-5, ATV 13:43 (AMR 2.333), OVR 457.39
4. Angela Wassermann: 3-6, ATV 20:48 (AMR 1.444), OVR 408.82


BLACK DIVISION
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 7-2, ATV 16:20 (AMR 2.111), OVR 474.76
2. Hans Nitschke: 6-3, ATV 14:38 (AMR 1.889), OVR 424.35
3. Blood River: 5-4, ATV 12:22 (AMR 2.111), OVR 451.33
4. Jimmy Anarchy: 1-8, ATV 13:23 (AMR 1.889), OVR 421.26

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (PLAYOFF PICTURE)

RINGSPORTS CONFERENCE

1. Eugene Nagata: 7-2 (White Division Leader)
2. Mel O’Hallister: 6-3 (Red Division Leader)
3. Yoshii Nakamatsu: 6-3 (Yellow Division Leader)
4. Lance Heartilly: 6-3 (Blue Division Leader)
5. Brandy McDonald: 7-2 (White #2, Wild Card)
6. Markus Clay: 6-3 (Yellow #2, Wild Card)
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7. Hailey Carmichael: 6-3 (Blue #2)
8. Faarooq Mahal, Jr.: 6-3 (Blue #3)

9. Brian Blackfield: 5-4 (Yellow #3)
10. George Mastachas: 4-5 (White #3)
11. Jun Onoo: 4-5 (Red #2)
12. Elyssa Anderson: 4-5 (Yellow #4)
13. Terrance Stevens: 3-6 (White #4)
14. Otto von Schwarz: 3-6 (Red #3)
15. Indigo Rose: 3-6 (Blue #4)
16. Sven Ulafsson: 1-8 (Red #4)

WRESTLEHUT CONFERENCE
1. Reverend Johnny Gross: 7-2 (Black Division Leader)
2. Billy Norris: 7-2 (Orange Division Leader)
3. Daniel Simmons: 6-3 (Green Division Leader)
4. Vladimir Chavinski: 6-3 (Purple Division Leader)
5. Hans Nitschke: 6-3 (Black #2, Wild Card)
6. Pulsar: 6-3 (Orange #2, Wild Card)
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7. Blood River: 5-4 (Black #3)
8. Jack Braddock: 5-4 (Purple #2)
9. Diamond Steel: 4-5 (Purple #3)
10. Lord Robert Abernathy: 4-5 (Green #2)
11. El Tornado: 3-6 (Orange #3)
12. Angela Wassermann: 3-6 (Purple #4)
13. Glenn Knight: 2-7 (Green #3)
14. Sterling Silver: 2-7 (Orange #4)
15. Jimmy Anarchy: 1-8 (Black #4)
16. Devil’s Delight: 0-9 (Green #4)


PREDICTION CONTEST AFTER WEEK 9
1. Senerio: 66 + 12 = 78
2. Do not even ask: 74
3. Projecthalaxy: 52 + 8 = 60
4. sk: 14


WEEK TEN SCHEDULE
Devil's Delight (0-9, OVR 399) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-6, OVR 409)
Indigo Rose (3-6, OVR 434) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (1-8, OVR 421)
Sven Ulafsson (1-8, OVR 436) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-3, OVR 424)
El Tornado (3-6, OVR 444) vs. Hans Nitschke (6-3, OVR 424)
WHITE DIVISION: Brandy McDonald (7-2, OVR 479) vs. George Mastachas (4-5, OVR 417)
Mel O'Hallister (6-3, OVR 427) vs. Lance Heartilly (6-3, OVR 469)
Sterling Silver (2-7, OVR 430) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (7-2, OVR 475)
WHITE DIVISION: Terrance Stevens (3-6, OVR 455) vs. Eugene Nagata (7-2, OVR 453)
Lord Robert Abernathy (4-5, OVR 467) vs. Diamond Steel (4-5, OVR 457)
Glenn Knight (2-7, OVR 455) vs. Jack Braddock (5-4, OVR 469)
YELLOW DIVISION: Yoshii Nakamatsu (6-3, OVR 473) vs. Elyssa Anderson (4-5, OVR 448)
Otto von Schwarz (3-6, OVR 467) vs. Hailey Carmichael (6-3, OVR 463)
Jun Onoo (4-5, OVR 450) vs. Pulsar (6-3, OVR 480)
Daniel Simmons (6-3, OVR 475) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (6-3, OVR 451)
Billy Norris (7-2, OVR 478) vs. Blood River (5-4, OVR 451)
YELLOW DIVISION: Markus Clay (6-3, OVR 466) vs. Brian Blackfield (5-4, OVR 469)

Matchup Notes:
Silver 0-1 Gross
Stevens 2-0 Nagata
Knight 0-1 Braddock
Nakamatsu 1-1 Anderson
Clay 1-1 Blackfield

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Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





Back to form.

Devil's Delight (0-9, OVR 399) vs. Angela Wassermann (3-6, OVR 409)
Indigo Rose (3-6, OVR 434) vs. Jimmy Anarchy (1-8, OVR 421)
Sven Ulafsson (1-8, OVR 436) vs. Faarooq Mahal Jr. (6-3, OVR 424)
El Tornado (3-6, OVR 444) vs. Hans Nitschke (6-3, OVR 424)
WHITE DIVISION: Brandy McDonald (7-2, OVR 479) vs. George Mastachas (4-5, OVR 417)
Mel O'Hallister (6-3, OVR 427) vs. Lance Heartilly (6-3, OVR 469)
Sterling Silver (2-7, OVR 430) vs. Reverend Johnny Gross (7-2, OVR 475)
WHITE DIVISION: Terrance Stevens (3-6, OVR 455) vs. Eugene Nagata (7-2, OVR 453)
Lord Robert Abernathy (4-5, OVR 467) vs. Diamond Steel (4-5, OVR 457)
Glenn Knight (2-7, OVR 455) vs. Jack Braddock (5-4, OVR 469)
YELLOW DIVISION: Yoshii Nakamatsu (6-3, OVR 473) vs. Elyssa Anderson (4-5, OVR 448)
Otto von Schwarz (3-6, OVR 467) vs. Hailey Carmichael (6-3, OVR 463) (duh)
Jun Onoo (4-5, OVR 450) vs. Pulsar (6-3, OVR 480)
Daniel Simmons (6-3, OVR 475) vs. Vladimir Chavinski (6-3, OVR 451)
Billy Norris (7-2, OVR 478) vs. Blood River (5-4, OVR 451)
YELLOW DIVISION: Markus Clay (6-3, OVR 466) vs. Brian Blackfield (5-4, OVR 469)

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