The Sleeping Giant
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Originally Posted by 619IDH
The Hammerstein Ballroom – Manhattan, New York City, New York
[i]~A VERY MERRY WAR~
*Special 2-Hour Supershow*
~AOW Dynasty Championship~
Muhammad Hassan(c) v. CM Punk
“You’ve become exactly what you hate…!”
The classic American notion of pulling yourself up by your boostraps and making something of yourself is an idea that’s been passed on from generation to generation of Americans. In the art of professional wrestling, this notion could very much be the literal MO of every single man to ever step in the ring. But for CM Punk, it’s not just a cliché statement – it’s a way of life. CM Punk has never been one to live in luxury; never one to complain about the way he was brought up, but always one to endlessly work hard and remain addicted to only one thing – competition. The notoriously straight-edge competitor has made it no secret he’s here for one thing and one thing only – to be a wrestler, doing exactly that for weeks on end fending off everything the Dynasty Champion had to throw at him.
Muhammad Hassan, meanwhile, has much more staggered motives. Being born and raised in the United States as Punk was, Hassan hasn’t always seen the brightest side of pulling up those bootstraps. Forever bitter about the American audience rejecting an Arab-American man trying to make it, Hassan came into a fortune before coming to AOW and has not been shy about spending a dime, using it to fund some Mercenaries, a $50,000 Challenge, and even a bounty hunt on CM Punk. In retaining his Dynasty Championship at World Ablaze, Hassan made sure to send a message to CM Punk by planting the face of his mentor into the canvas repeatedly, taking him out of action. Even so, Punk came into possession of the $50,000 given to him by Storm, leading Hassan to want it back at all cost, it being heavily hinted that perhaps his finances may not be as well suited to handle his demands.
The final edition of Oblivion before AVMW saw both Punk and Hassan’s very natures dismantled by their rival – Hassan’s penchant for being held down by “The Man” was reversed when Punk dropped the bomb on him that the champion was now, in fact, “The Man” that he hated so much. As for Hassan, he forced CM Punk to face what he hated when he drowned Punk in two bottles of Jack Daniels before destroying Punk’s spine with the Camel Clutch. With so much fueling both men, who will be able to walk out of AVMW with the Dynasty Championship – and their restored dignity – held high?
Rob Van Dam makes an announcement
“…the man they call Rob Van Dam. Is. Dead.”
Since the inception of Art of War Wrestling, Rob Van Dam has been the man at the center of the universe. At the forefront of every AOW title opportunity, RVD came up short on his chance at World Ablaze through no real fault of his own. He was given another chance two weeks later, but if he lost, he would lose the chance to compete for any title ever again. Once again, Van Dam lost through no fault of his own, as Finlay had a huge hand in Van Dam losing this time. Even through the shenanigans, it was determined that Van Dam’s verdict will stand – he could not compete for any titles. This announcement seemed to shake the ego driven Van Dam to his core, developing some kind of dissociative personality disorder, his ego caving in on itself. This last week, he went so far as to declare the man named Rob Van Dam ‘dead’. He also let us know that he would be present at A Very Merry War to make a statement regarding the rest of his career. What could Rob Van Dam possibly have on his mind...?
The Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe v. The Perfect Warrior Bobby Lashley
“Now it’s just time to go out there and clean out the scum of this company by kickin’ some ass.”
Rob Van Dam didn’t lose himself on his own. After forcing Christian Cage out of the company, Bobby Lashley set out to shock the AOW world by joining forces alongside AOW Champion Chris Jericho and Paul “The Great” Wright to form the Worthy Legion, who appear to be hell bent on introducing Jericho’s idea of a ‘utopia’ of sorts in AOW. After taking out Mick Foley, running out Christian, and sending his friend Rob Van Dam over the edge, Samoa Joe made a very stern and unshaken vow to take down every single person responsible one piece at a time – and first, he was gonna start with this man, The Dominator, Bobby Lashley.
After Joe publically announced he was going to try and rid AOW of the ‘scum’ that was holding it down, Lashley wasted no time making Joe pay for those words by costing him an AOW Championship opportunity with a Dominator on the entrance ramp. A few weeks later, Joe felt Lashley’s wrath again when he was gored through the barricades after a match. But woe is Lashley, as he may have further infuriated a vengeful titan. With Joe claiming there’s no more thoughts, no more words, he says its straight up asskickin’ time. Who will come out on top in this clash of the titans – will it be the perfect warrior Bobby Lashley? Or a man who has actually yet to be pinned or made submit in AOW in the Samoan Submission Machine hell-bent on a mission…?
*4-WAY LADDER MATCH*
~AOW Tag Team Championship~
World’s Greatest Tag Team(c) v. American Made v. Sons of the Dungeon v. Samoan Fight Club
“We asked for competition…and we got exactly what we asked for.”
The World’s Greatest Tag Team has been on an absolute roll in the tag team division, defeating The Hooliganz in what many hail as the greatest set of matches in AOW’s young history for those Tag Team Championships. They have since defended it and upheld their ‘code of honor’, keeping the hearts of champions. Still, with the pool of tag teams in AOW very shallow at the time, the World’s Greatest had proven their worth for the moment…
Enter the October 17th edition of Oblivion, which not only saw the first ever AOKO match, but gave us the debuts of not one, not two, but THREE young and incredible tag teams – the Sons of the Dungeon, American Made, and the Samoan Fight Club. While the Sons had been advertised for a while, American Made interrupted not just their ads, but interrupted their debut match and even defeated them. But once the match was over, the team of Siaki and Manu made their name known by destroying the Sons of the Dungeon. From then on, all three of these teams have been linked somewhat, leading to the Tag Team Turmoil match at World Ablaze that saw the Sons take control, but be dismantled by the SFC inexplicably. This allowed American Made to pick up the pieces and become #1 contenders. The very next show, the SFC picked up where they left off and not only injured Psicosis of the Mexicools’ ribs, but assaulted the Sons backstage and took them out.
Fast forward a few weeks later, with American Made bad-mouthing the World’s Greatest Tag Team for a while and the tag champs asking for ‘more, better competition’. When their championship match was granted, they managed to again get the Samoan Fight Club to destroy the champs before the bell even rang, striking some kind of deal with the Club. But even after a grueling fifteen minute contest, and a reversed referee decision, the WGTT retained, leaving AM very vexed that they had no title and nothing to settle their agreement with the SFC about. With that in mind, the SFC went about destroying Nameth and Hagar, but not before they were assaulted by the returning Sons. It was then confirmed that all four teams would be in the match for the title in the same stipulation that crowned the first pair of champs – a ladder match! Who will be able to climb that stairway to Oblivion and get the gold? Will the WGTT prove that they are in fact the greatest? Or is it time for one of the many future options of AOW to take hold?
~AOW Heavyweight Championship~
*If Shawn Michaels loses, he can no longer compete*
The Worthy Champion Chris Jericho(c) w/Paul “The Great” Wright v. The Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels
“You did the same thing to another man. You say you’ve changed, but you’re full of shit.”
World Ablaze. The night the wrestling world stood still. It stood still to stand and marvel as AOW put on its first ever PPV spectacular, shattering all the odds. But the world stood still for different reasons in the end. Not only was Christian Cage sent into exile, but Chris Jericho pulled more than a few strings to retain his AOW Championship – most notably the strings of the man in zebra stripes for that match…Shawn Michaels. It was revealed later that Michaels had been compromised – in his contract, it stated that if Michaels didn’t win the AOW Championship in the year 2007, his run in the ring was done. He would be banned from in-ring competition. The Showstopper would be no more.
After finding some way to hold onto his title in a rematch with Van Dam, there was to be a Lucky 13 Battle to determine the new #1 contender. After an incredibly barbaric twenty minutes, Shawn Michaels emerged victorious with his one final chance at gold, even if he had to bend the rules and distract some referees to do so. Jericho applauded Michaels for his efforts, but reminding Michaels that he’s alienated everyone in AOW and that he was utterly and completely alone. To everyone’s surprise, AOW Cruiserweight Champion Bryan Danielson came to Michaels’ aid to make sure he kept his title shot, and even the ridiculously tensioned relationship between Samoa Joe and Michaels forced Joe to help Michaels somewhat.
But Jericho wasn’t done trying to drive his way into Michaels’ head. A worthy man doesn’t give up that easily. Instead, he wanted to prove to Michaels that was still very much alone by bringing him face-to-face with the man who had had the most detriment effect on his career – himself. A mirror before him, Shawn Michaels spoke to himself about everything he’d done; trying to speak to the man in the mirror. What resulted was Michaels admitting he was the same guy who committed wrestling atrocities years ago, but he was looking for a rebirth. While breaking a mirror isn’t exactly a way to get good luck, Michaels concluded by having no quams about breaking said mirror with Jericho’s body.
Now, with the legendary career of Shawn Michaels on the brink of an unceremonious end, will he be able to salvage up his Heart Break reserve and not just put on a show, but possibly muster up the biggest win of his career? Or will Chris Jericho prove that he is, more than anything else in the world, the true Master of War, the Worthy Man…?
Thank St. Nick, finish the figgy pudding, and put away your new bunny rabbit pajamas and tune in to A Very Merry War, this Wednesday, 9/8c only on FX!!