10-24-2011, 09:04 PM
The Sleeping Giant
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Fountain of Dreams
Re: Presenting AOW: Art of War Wrestling - The Greatest Affair
Yeah, it's well over a week late, but time is a warrior's tool and evidently I'm no warrior. Show should be up tomorrow or Wednesday sometime.
The Hammerstein Ballroom – Manhattan, New York City, New York
“Hell Has Ascended…”
Since the inception of AOW, we’ve seen the intensity only rise between Samoa Joe and Finlay. Lost in the shuffle of the first ever episode of Oblivion, Finlay cost Joe what could’ve been his shot at the AOW Championship. And being the fighter he is, Joe just wouldn’t let it go. Samoa Joe kept edging for a match against Finlay, but kept being dogged, before finally taking things into his own balled hands with one of the most crowning moments thus far in AOW history – with Finlay and Joe brawling all over the hardcore-infamous Hammerstein Ballroom, smashing down walls, pulling down fire extinguishers, and both men almost teetering over the edge of the Hammerstein balcony. The combustible elements that were both men soon collided at the first ever AOW Supershow, where they competed in a War Rules match, this time brawling all over the arena perfectly legal. And not to waste their newfound destructive freedom, they did, the match finally coming to an end not when one man was made to submit, but when Finlay passed out while in Joe’s Clutch. Joe could now let it go. But Finlay could not. Assaulting and destroying Joe the weeks following that hellish match, the two are slated to now face off in yet another AOW Original – the “A.O.K.O.” match, standing for the Art of the Knockout. The only way to win is to beat your opponent unconscious…inside a steel cage!! Now, with both of these warriors having the insatiable hunger to destroy one another, who will walk away from this declaration of war…and who won’t walk at all?
Not to be overshadowed by the carnage-promising main event, the future of AOW is about to unfold right before our very eyes! Since the Supershow, we’ve been seeing video packages hyping the coming of the final ‘Sons of the Dungeon’, that being the world famous Hart Dungeon. But we’ve also seen a pair of young men who vow to be better than anything the Dungeon has ever produced, calling themselves “American Made”, interrupting these segments. With the Sons of the Dungeon set to debut this week, American Made has already promised to keep a close eye on the young team. Who will make the bigger impact?
Come the company’s first PPV in just under a month, World Ablaze, there will possibly be hell to pay for either Chris Jericho or Rob Van Dam. Jericho, playing his hand masterfully, it seems, manipulating all around him, including the vulnerable Torrie Wilson and using her to get to Mick Foley. What does this mean for RVD? It could very well mean the end of his power over Jericho! Will the mind games continue?
After last week’s intense address, what of Wilson’s best friend, Christian Cage? Also, what of Gregory Helms after convincing Heyman for a title shot…then stealing the actual title? And Muhammad Hassan has asked for airtime – what could that possibly be about? Not to mention Ken Doane is promised to be in action this week! So don’t miss what could be the biggest Oblivion yet, this Wednesday, on FX!
.:Confirmed for Oblivion:.
Samoa Joe v. Finlay
The Sons of the Dungeon debut
Ken Doane in action
Muhammad Hassan makes an address