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Match #1 - crooked_reflection vs ThatWeirdGuy

Spoiler for crooked_reflection's entry:

Quote:
Originally Posted by crooked_reflection
Backstory

Three months removed from winning NXT Season 2, Kaval finds himself ranked near the bottom of the Smackdown roster in terms of win-loss record. It has been an extremely disappointing stint on the main roster for the ultra-competitive superstar. Week after week, Kaval has been pinned or submitted, and his in-ring confidence has slowly whittled away. Kaval’s breaking point may have occurred this past Friday, just a little over a week before Christmas day, when Drew McIntyre made short work of Kaval and pinned him in less than a minute with his finisher The Future Shock DDT.

Today is Tuesday, December 21, 2010, a special live edition of Smackdown, and we find ourselves focused on the center of the ring where we see Drew McIntyre with a microphone in hand. McIntyre reveals that this year’s Holiday season has the chance to be his best one yet. McIntyre unveils how his opponent last week Kaval was so downtrodden and devastated by his defeat that he wanted to quit. Mcintyre insults Kaval by calling him a quitter and divulges behind the scenes information that Kaval recently asked to be released from his contract. McIntyre informs the crowd that Mr. McMahon refused to grant Kaval’s request. He wouldn’t let him go that easily. Instead, Mr. McMahon wanted to have the honor of firing Kaval in the middle of his ring so he booked Kaval in a Pink Slip match against a handpicked opponent, “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre. And that match takes place right now. If Kaval wants to escape the humiliation of being fired in front of millions of people on worldwide television, he’s going to have to win the match; which based on his current losing streak seems like a tall task to conquer.

Kaval .vs. Drew McIntyre
Pink Slip Match


Kaval has made his entrance and his demeanor is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. A mixture of embarrassment and anger is plastered all over his facial features. Kaval is crouched in the corner with furrowed eyebrows barely able to contain himself from jumping the gun before the opening bell. McIntyre has a huge grin spread across his face and is rubbing his hands together because in his mind the upcoming match should be a picnic if last week’s match was any indication. The ref signals for the bell and Kaval promptly springs into action.

Kaval charges McIntyre in the corner but smashes his face with the second turnbuckle after a drop toe hold. Stumbling off the block, it was definitely not the start Kaval wanted if he wanted to prove his detractors wrong and show that he can be a force to be reckoned with. McIntyre laughs at Kaval’s rough start. He uses it as validation of Kaval’s inadequacy by cockily toying with Kaval’s head.

McIntyre steps on top of Kaval’s back. He places both of his feet behind Kaval’s head and smothers his face into the turnbuckle pad before the count of five. McIntyre brings Kaval back up to a vertical stance in the corner and kicks him in the stomach. McIntyre smacks Kaval with a forearm strike and then snapmares Kaval to the mat. McIntyre arrogantly circles the seated Kaval like an overconfident boxer before slugging him with a closed fist to the temple. McIntyre peers at the crowd and sticks out his fist in the air, posing as if he just delivered a knock-out blow to Muhammad Ali. This causes the crowd to outpour their disdain for McIntyre.

McIntyre accepts their ear-splitting boos with a gigantic smirk before returning back to Kaval. McIntyre drags Kaval to the center of the ring by his leg and then applies a spinning toe hold. McIntyre drops a knee to the inner thigh of Kaval’s other leg which produces a gasp of anguish from Kaval. With Kaval nursing his leg, McIntyre runs off the ropes and wallops Kaval in the face with a basement dropkick. McIntyre with a lateral press…


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Kaval kicks out but McIntyre immediately pounces on him by dropping his knee on top of Kaval's face. He follows this up by running off the ropes before connecting with a snap elbow drop. McIntyre turns Kaval over onto his stomach and locks in a modified chickenwing crossface. After several seconds in the hold Kaval manages to disentangle himself out of the hold and reverses it into a grounded hammerlock; drawing McIntyre’s ire. Not wanting to lose any ground and give Kaval the satisfaction of gaining control during any part of this match, McIntyre quickly seeks a way out of it. But in the process of trying to get out of the hold, McIntyre’s shoulders end up being pressed into the mat by Kaval…


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McIntyre gets his shoulder up in time. Kaval tries to secure McIntyre’s head between his arms with a side headlock but McIntyre slips out of it and grapevines Kaval’s legs. McIntyre slaps at Kaval’s sides, forcing Kaval to instinctively move his hands towards his sides. This allows McIntyre to latch on to Kaval’s wrists. He pulls Kaval into a rear chinlock causing Kaval to grunt out in agony. Kaval stretches out his hand to reach for the ropes but he is too far away. After taking several moments to soak in Kaval’s muffled cries of anguish, McIntyre decides to let go of the hold and pull him up to his feet. McIntyre brushes Kaval into the corner with three back to back European uppercuts. McIntyre forcefully irish whips Kaval into the opposite corner causing spit to fly out of Kaval’s mouth upon impact.

McIntyre storms after Kaval in the corner but Kaval moves out of the way and McIntyre gets jostled into the corner backfirst. Kaval flings himself wildly at McIntyre with a nasty knife-edged chop. McIntyre is taken aback by Kaval’s sudden strike but uses his size advantage to retaliate. McIntyre shoves Kaval backwards toward the center of the ring and drops him to the canvas with a stiff European uppercut. McIntyre derisively points at his fallen opponent and riles up the crowd. McIntyre smirks to himself as the crowd bursts into a symphony of boos.

With the crowd’s displeasure urging him on, McIntyre goes against the grain by deciding to ascend the turnbuckles. McIntyre doesn’t think going all the way to the top is necessary and settles on the second rope. He points at Kaval on the ground before flying off the second rope with a diving leg drop.

But Kaval rolls out of the way and McIntyre’s tailbone collides with the ring floor. McIntyre winces in pain from the wasted high-risk maneuver, leaving the door wide open for Kaval.

Kaval pulls McIntyre up to a vertical basis and backs him into the corner with some knife-edged chops. Kaval walks to the opposite side of the ring while doing his kooky head-rubbing gesture. Kaval barrels after McIntyre in the corner and caves in McIntyre’s chest with a running dropkick. McIntyre’s head ricochets off the turnbuckle after the impact and he falls face-first into the mat without even getting the chance to brace himself.

With McIntyre sprawled out on the canvas, Kaval doesn’t delay in seizing the opportunity. He goes up top… Warrior’s Way! Top-rope double stomp! A move he has yet to connect with in front of the Smackdown audience.

But McIntyre rolls to his side and avoids being trampled on courtesy of Kaval’s two feet.

Realizing that he has missed, Kaval turns around and goes back on the offensive. Kaval entraps McIntyre’s head with a front face lock. Sensing McIntyre might be on the verge of using his size advantage and strength to get out of the hold, Kaval proceeds to club McIntyre in the back. But it’s not quite enough because little by little Kaval is losing his grip on McIntyre. Catching the drift that he might not be able to maintain his hold on the front face lock for much longer, Kaval changes strategies and attacks the trapezius muscles of McIntyre with a succession of mongolian chops.

Using his speed and agility to his advantage, Kaval runs off the ropes for some added momentum and slides through McIntyre’s legs on the rebound. With McIntyre disoriented and unsure of Kaval’s whereabouts, he staggers around and is greeted by a vicious headbutt. McIntyre stumbles backwards into the ropes and Kaval goes for an Irish whip. But McIntyre counters and Kaval is the one who ends up bouncing off the opposite side’s ropes. Kaval ducks a clothesline attempt from McIntyre and leaps off the second rope, destroying McIntyre’s face with a springboard roundhouse kick. Kaval goes for the pin cover…


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Kaval gets as close to victory as he has been in weeks but McIntyre kicks out before the count of three. Kaval pounds the mat in frustration. The gravity of the situation never more apparent than now. Kaval’s job is on the line and it’s clear that he’s trying to do everything in his power to win tonight. Having already outlasted the length of any of his other Smackdown matches, Kaval has proven that he’s not yet ready to quit. On the flip side, McIntyre has unexpectedly been unable to make quick work of Smackdown’s perennial loser Kaval and has even been dangerously close to losing; something he cannot afford with the pink slip stipulation looming over him.

Kaval composes himself and lurks in close proximity to McIntyre as he waits for McIntyre to pick himself off the floor. Once McIntyre gets to his knees, Kaval blasts him with a roundhouse kick to the chest that produces a grimace-inducing thud. Still woozy, McIntyre is unable to brace himself in time as Kaval resets and delivers another roundhouse kick to the chest. With adrenaline pumping in his veins, Kaval rubs his head and slaps the mat in anticipation for a final blow to McIntyre’s head.

Roundhouse kick to the head…

No! McIntyre catches Kaval’s leg. He has Kaval teetering on one foot. Back in the saddle, McIntyre gives Kaval a sly smile and wags his index finger in front of Kaval’s face as if to say ‘Nuh-uh-uh, your time is up.”

Needing to find a way out of the predicament, Kaval desperately uses his free leg and vies for an enziguri. But McIntyre ducks and gives Kaval a condescending look of amusement for his pitiful attempt at an enziguri. Unfortunately for McIntyre, his brash expression is abruptly wiped off his face when Kaval recovers from his missed enziguri by connecting with a back-heel kick in one fluid motion. Caught by surprise, the kick drops McIntyre flat on his back. Kaval points to the top rope, giving the fans a heads-up on what he plans on doing next. He scales the turnbuckles causing the crowd to rise to their feet. Perched up on the top rope, Kaval crosses his arms across his chest as if to signify that the match will be over after this.

Kaval leaps off the top rope… This is it… Warrior’s Way! Top-rope double stomp! Kaval hooks the leg…


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Kaval has done it. He pulls off a major upset. He pins “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre. Kaval grabs his head with relief. The camera zooms into Kaval’s face and his eyes are brimming with emotion. The toll of losing match after match has chipped away at his confidence but tonight he has finally earned his elusive first win on Smackdown and it couldn’t have come at a better time as he has escaped the dreaded pink slip. Kaval climbs the turnbuckles and poses to the delight of the fans who cheer him on in celebration. Kaval soaks in their adulation before climbing back down to the ring floor where he is met face-to-face with his opponent, a now distraught Drew McIntyre. An intense stare-down ensues. But it doesn’t last for too long, as the rowdy crowd has other ideas…

Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na
Hey Hey Hey
Goodbye!


The thousands in attendance joyously sing in unison as they bid farewell to Drew McIntyre…

Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na
Hey Hey Hey
Goodbye!




Judges Scorecard:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge #1
REALISM: 7/10
DESCRIPTION: 9/10
FINISH: 7/10
OVERALL: 23/30

FEEDBACK: The backstory was pretty impressive but to me, it felt a little unrealistic. I know Kaval had a short stay in WWE but maybe this was a little bit much for his first win. The description in your match was really good but there was a part where I couldn't figure out how a move was countered but other than that, it was easy to read. The finish seemed a little sub-par to me. I think you could've written a lot more emotion from McIntyre here, I mean, he just lost his job. That's gotta bring some tears to his eyes or atleast he would've thrown a tantrum. I just think that Drew McIntyre isn't a big enough name to score an upset over so that may have hurt your score. But I really liked your description in the match. Your match writing skills were superb, I could see most of those moves happening. Oh and maybe match time could've been added here, nonetheless, goodjob!
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Originally Posted by Judge #2
Crooked_reflection:
Realism: 7/10
Description: 8/10
Finish: 6/10
Final: 21/30

Notes: I really liked the story behind this match with Kaval off to that horrible start and McIntyre taking advantage and getting into Kaval’s head. Originally Normally I would say that this doesn’t seem like TOO much of an underdog victory, but the backstory really helped solidify it with McIntyre beating him within a minute the previous week. Description was very good other than a couple times I got a little confused. Finish was solid but nothing too out of the ordinary. Good job!
Final Score: 44/60

Spoiler for ThatWeirdGuy's entry:


Quote:
Originally Posted by ThatWeirdGuy
JUSTIN GABRIEL VS WADE BARRETT

Backstory: In the height of the Nexus Angle during 2010, a tournament was set up to decide who was going to face Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at Survivor Series. The Nexus were only allowed a maximum of two participants in the tournament; the first naturally being the leader Wade Barrett. To decide the second, Barrett organised an Over-the-Top-Rope Battle Royal between the remaining Nexus members. It was clear before the match that David Otunga was the man designed to win, but after all other members bar Otunga and Justin Gabriel had eliminated themselves from the match, Otunga got up onto the turnbuckle to celebrate and Gabriel took the chance and shoved Otunga off of the top rope; thus earning his place in the tournament and winning a fair few fans at the same time. The seeds were planted. Despite a very annoyed Otunga, Barrett instructed the Nexus to make sure that it was down to himself and Gabriel in the tournament finals. Barrett was happy to allow his Nexus team mates to help him defeat Mark Henry and John Cena, but Gabriel seemed more confident in being able to win his matches by himself; defeating Ted DiBiase alone but receiving some of that unwanted help against Chris Jericho allowing him to reach the final against Barrett. The match was set, and earlier in the night Nexus opened the show and Barrett told Gabriel that he is going to lie down in the centre of the ring and let Barrett pin him. Gabriel agreed, but he said that he wanted it to just be just him and Barrett; no Nexus. Barrett seemed confused but agreed, citing that he doesn’t need help to pin a man that is going to lie down for him. The time for talk was over, as all eyes now turn to the main event of Monday Night Raw...

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Barrett enters the ring up the steps, and he makes sure to keep his eyes locked on Gabriel the entire time. Gabriel doesn’t flinch as Barrett climbs through the ropes. The Nexus Leader marches towards his brethren and tries to give him some instruction but is cut off by the referee. ‘We Are One’ cuts out, and a very loud “GAB-RIEL” chant bellows around the arena much to the visible annoyance of Barrett. Barrett removes his shirt and throws it down to ringside. The referee makes sure that each man is ready and rings the bell for this number one contender’s match to begin!

Main Event:
Number One Contender’s Match – WWE Championship:
- Nexus is banned from ringside -
Justin Gabriel vs Wade Barrett


The fans still bellow out the “GABRIEL” chant, as both men approach the centre of the ring. Neither man puts up an offensive stance; Barrett looking cocky and casual but Gabriel seems a little nervous. After a few moments of eye contact between the Nexus Leader and his “brother”, Barrett merely points down at the mat to indicate to Gabriel that it is time to lie down. That action is met by immediate heat from the WWE Universe and there is an obvious sour taste in Gabriel’s mouth as he faces the inner conflict. After some hesitation on Gabriel’s part, Barrett starts talking to his disciple; “Do the right thing, Gabriel. We are all in this together... You know the plan.” Gabriel has a look of doubt on his face as he slowly goes down to one knee. He looks back up at Barrett who has a broad smirk plastered across his face. Gabriel goes further down and he gets onto his back with Barrett bearing down over him. The Englishman takes his time to actually go down to make the cover; opting instead to soak in the boos from the crowd. Eventually though, Barrett bends down over Gabriel and is ready to make the cover-ROLL UP FROM GABRIEL!!! BARRETT IS CAUGHT IN A SMALL PACKAGE!!!

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THREE-NO!!! BARRETT KICKS OUT AT THE LAST SECOND!!!

The fans went absolutely crazy for that daring move from Gabriel and were totally gutted when Barrett was able to kick out. Barrett springs back up to his feet as Gabriel only gets up to a knee. Wade gives the South African a glare with a bit of shock mixed in that he almost got caught out. Speaking slowly this time, Barrett says “I am giving you ONE more chance, Gabriel... Do... the right... thing.” Those words seem to mull over in Gabriel’s mind and instead of lying down on the mat he rises to his feet! Gabriel squares up to Barrett, and calmly says “I am doing the right thing.” Before SMASHING BARRETT WITH A FOREARM TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!!! A massive pop echoes around the arena as the strike sends Barrett back a few steps, and Gabriel goes to follow up! Barrett goes for Gabriel with a wild right which is dodged, and Gabriel replies right back with a kick to the side of the leg! Barrett’s knee buckles a bit, which allows Gabriel to measure up a right hand to the head that knocks Barrett into the ropes. Gabriel goes to follow up again, but Barrett stays in the ropes on purpose which forces the referee to come in and prevent Gabriel from attacking; getting himself some decent heat in the process. Once the referee has moved away, Gabriel goes to follow up but Barrett springs into life and flattens Gabriel with a CLOTHESLINE!!

Everyone is deflated by Barrett flooring Gabriel with the strike, but the NXT Season 1 Winner is IRATE! Barrett stands over Gabriel who holds the back of his neck and barks remarks such as “YOU THINK YOU’RE BIGGER THAN NEXUS? NO ONE IS BIGGER THAN NEXUS!” Barrett then grabs Gabriel by the hair and brings him back up; forcing his team mate into the corner. Barrett comes in strong with an elbow to the side of the head, followed by another one and then a third. Ref is back to break things up again, but once he’s done his job Barrett catches the approaching (but slightly groggy) Gabriel with a European Uppercut that sends the South African back down to the mat. Barrett looks down at Gabriel with a disgusted look on his face, as Gabriel tries to struggle back up after being rocked by the big hit from Barrett. Gabriel grabs the ropes and uses them to push himself up, but Barrett is right in there with a knee to the side of the head that knocks Gabriel into the ropes again. Barrett grabs Gabriel and puts his legs through the ropes; leaving just Justin’s upper body hanging into the ring. Grabbing Gabriel by the hair, Barrett now starts to drive his knee repeatedly into Gabriel’s head!!!The fans boo as the referee has to utilize the 5-Count in order to stop the assault continuing. Gabriel looks dazed as Barrett backs away, but the Englishman quickly runs against the ropes and rebounds off... kicking Gabriel in the side of the head as he comes back!! The South African drops into the ring and down on his back on the mat and Barrett goes down for his first cover of the match!

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GABRIEL KICKS OUT!!

The kick out is met by a hearty pop from the fans and Barrett gets onto his knees and barks at Gabriel, “YOU COULD HAVE MADE THIS SO MUCH EASIER FOR YOURSELF!” Barrett then brings Gabriel back up to his feet, and Justin is barely able to stand on his own accord, but Barrett comes in with a left jab to the face! Gabriel stirs but is cracked with another left! Barrett now cocks his arm back and DECKS Gabriel with a HUGE RIGHT!! The announcers comment about how slow and methodical Barrett is being in his dissection of Gabriel and how he is holding nothing back against his fellow Nexus member. Gabriel shakes his head out, perhaps trying to clear some cobwebs and he seems to be crawling towards the corner as Barrett watches on with a smirk; enjoying the sight of Gabriel struggling. Gabriel clasps his hands around the middle turnbuckle and he uses it to pull himself up to his feet, and the high-flier turns around to see Barrett standing in the centre of the ring with that smug grin still on his face. Gabriel gives Barrett a determined look, but Barrett charges in... RIGHT INTO THE BOTTOM OF GABRIEL’S BOOT!! Barrett stumbles back a couple of steps, and Gabriel has to take a couple of seconds to sort his head out as that must have been out of pure instinct to block the incoming Barrett. Gabriel steps briskly forwards but Barrett catches him and lifts him up... PENDULUM BACKBREAKER!!! Gabriel’s back is folded over Barrett’s knee like an accordion, and the Nexus Leader wears a look of anger on his face now, and he gets back up to a vertical base after the move. Barrett grabs Gabriel’s arm and pulls him up to his feet; and right onto his shoulders into a Fireman’s Carry!! There are boos all around the arena as Barrett goes for WASTELAND-NO!! DDT BY GABRIEL!! The fans go wild as Gabriel plants Barrett on his head, and Gabriel collapses onto the mat next to him; taking the chance to rest up whilst Barrett is down.

Gabriel is first back up to his feet after the move, and he scans the ring and sees the recovering Barrett so he decides to walk over to the corner! Gabriel backs himself up the turnbuckle slowly, but he pushes himself up so he is crouching on the top rope! It is clear he’s not thinking 450 at the moment because Barrett is up to a knee. Barrett gets up to his feet, and Gabriel straightens up on the turnbuckle! Barrett turns around and sees Gabriel ready to leap, and Barrett dives down and slides out of the ring!! The fans boo as Barrett smirks at ringside, and he points back into the ring shouting at the fans. Barrett goes to turn around and get back into the ring but an INCOMING JUSTIN GABRIEL COMES FLYING OFF OF THE TOP ROPE WITH A CROSS BODY ON BARRETT FROM THE OUTSIDE!!! All are in awe as Gabriel leaps around 8 feet down to the floor area right onto Barrett, and the plucky South African gets right back up, not injured at all from the fall, and he smiles to the fans for the first time; not really sure how to act when the fans are cheering him. Gabriel knows only now that he has to follow up, so he is quick to pick Barrett up (with a bit of a struggle) and roll him into the ring. Barrett though uses the chance to carry on rolling towards the other side of the ring. Gabriel slides in and he charges towards Barrett but runs right into a BIG BOOT!! The back of Gabriel's head snaps back as he hits the mat; Barrett killing the momentum he had just built. Barrett quickly lifts Gabriel off of the mat and brings him back up. Barrett goes behind him and hooks his arm through Gabriel's legs before lifting him up... and dropping him with an impact-full FALLING PUMPHANDLE SLAM!! Gabriel is pancaked onto the mat and Barrett hooks the leg for the pin...

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THR-NO!! GABRIEL SAVES HIMSELF AGAIN!!

The fans cheer as they are all firmly behind Gabriel, but Barrett aggravated even further by Gabriel’s resilience. Gabriel starts to sit up after the kick out, and Barrett takes the chance to slap on a tight looking rear headlock, that could possibly be cutting off Gabriel’s oxygen supply! Gabriel initially tries to fight free before Barrett has the hold properly synched in... But Wade cranks back further and it becomes clear that the hold is properly locked in tightly. Gabriel looks around to see if he can reach the ropes, and he tries to edge his foot closer to the ropes but he’s still a couple of feet away. He tries to get up onto his knees but Barrett stops him by driving his arm down into the mat; this taking Gabriel’s head down to the mat as well. Gabriel’s body is contorted at an angle as well which only increases the pain and pressure of the submission hold. Barrett resumes with his trash talk “MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOURSELF!” Gabriel’s face gives away a picture of defiance as he tries to rally the crowd by shaking his fist as an attempt to show that there are signs of life still there. The fans start to clap Gabriel along, and another “GABRIEL” chant rings around the arena. Gabriel takes the fist that he used to pump the fans up and he uses it to punch Barrett in the ribs! The shot shakes Barrett and Gabriel delivers another one! Barrett sees where it is going and he quickly gets up and releases the hold; but he keeps hold of Gabriel’s head and goes for another knee to the face... Gabriel dodges! Justin ducks the shot and he comes back with a DROPKICK to Barrett’s face!! This knocks Barrett a little silly and sends him back into the ropes, and he comes back right into a Hip Toss from Gabriel! Barrett is quick up to his feet and Gabriel charges in to follow up on Barrett once again... but Barrett sees it coming and nails Gabriel with the WINDS OF CHANGE!!! Gabriel is sent twisting around before he is slammed to the mat by Barrett in what looked like a really hard impact. The fans give the move a mixed reaction purely because it looked awesome. Barrett is quick to go down for another cover!

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THREE-GABRIEL SHOOTS THE SHOULDER UP!!!

The fans are all on their feet in joy after Gabriel is able to deny Barrett once again, and the Nexus Leader pounds the mat in frustration that he is still unable to put the South African away. Scanning the ring and the arena, Barrett takes a moment to think about what his next move is going to be. He looks to the corner and smirks, before getting back up to his feet. With Gabriel still showing little sign of getting up from the Winds of Change, Barrett walks over to the turnbuckle and he backs himself up onto it and he perches himself on the second rope. There’s a collective gasp as Barrett leaps from the turnbuckle and nails a DIVING ELBOW DROP!! Gabriel jolts on the mat on impact as Barrett ploughs his elbow right into the sternum; the fans in shock that Barrett was able to take a page out of his opponent’s book with the high-risk manoeuvre. Barrett rises back to his feet again, opting against another cover, and he brings his arms out to the side and shouts “OVER!” to the fans which gains him a decent amount of heat. He goes down to Gabriel and lifts him all the way up onto his shoulders into the Fireman’s Carry once again... but Gabriel comes alive!! Justin realises where he is and starts to desperately wriggle, which causes Barrett to move towards the ropes to keep his balance, and Gabriel grabs the top rope in order to stop Barrett. The referee sees this and he comes over to tell Barrett to release Gabriel; Barrett turns around and GABRIEL’S FOOT SWINGS AROUND AND CLOCKS THE REFEREE IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!! There’s a lot of confusion in the arena as the official hits the deck after taking that hit; and Barrett drops Gabriel down to the mat; but he doesn’t realise that Gabriel landed on his feet! Barrett peers over at the official but realises that he’s out, and he turns around RIGHT INTO A SUPERKICK FROM GABRIEL!! Barrett drops to the mat like a sack of potatoes; and he lands near the turnbuckle! The fans pop as they see where Barrett landed and soon enough Gabriel realises that this is his chance!! Going as rapidly as his body allows him, Gabriel goes through the ropes and onto the apron and scales the turnbuckle! He looks ready to go but he’s distracted by a loud commotion from the crowd...

BECAUSE DAVID OTUNGA IS CHARGING DOWN THE RAMP WITH A STEEL CHAIR!!!

Otunga leaps up onto the apron, and he pushes the defenceless Gabriel off of the top rope; and the South African crashes and burns onto his back on the mat, missing Barrett! The fans boo as the “Deputy Leader” of the Nexus slides the chair into the ring and then follows suit himself. Quickly trying to bring Barrett back into the swing of things, Otunga lifts his leader back up to his feet and leans him against the corner. Otunga has to get in Barrett’s face to make him realise what is happening after that vicious Superkick, but Barrett quickly gets his wherewithal back and stomps into the centre of the ring. Barrett starts to direct traffic as he instructs Otunga to bring Gabriel back up to his feet and hold him in place. The fans now start to boo again as they all notice Barrett looking longingly at the chair that is lying on the mat. He picks up the weapon and makes sure that Otunga is holding the victim in place, and Barrett lunges forward; looking to strike Gabriel in the midsection... BUT GABRIEL MOVES AND OTUNGA TAKES THE CHAIR STRAIGHT INTO THE GUT!!! The impact sends Otunga off of his feet and he rolls out of the ring clutching his ribs. Barrett looks on in shock, but he turns around, chair in hand but Gabriel leaps up into the air and hits a SPINNING HEEL KICK- THE CHAIR GOES RIGHT INTO BARRETT’S FACE!! The WWE Universe is going absolutely wild after that, and Barrett is well and truly OUT COLD following that strike! Gabriel slides the chair outside of the ring to remove the evidence, and he sees that the referee is starting to come to! Gabriel now holds his back as he starts to trudge towards Barrett, but it seems that his eye catches the top turnbuckle beckoning him... He’s gonna go for it! Gabriel slaps his hand on the top turnbuckle and he slowly brings himself up onto the top rope... where he crouches at the summit. He stares out to the fans from here, and it isn’t a evil grin now, but a joyful smile as the fans are chanting his name. He straightens himself up, putting himself into perfect form before leaping off of the top rope... and NAILING HIS “LEADER” WITH A 450 SPLASH!!!! The fans go wild as Gabriel clutches his stomach but is able to hook the outside leg for the cover; the hurt referee only being able to slowly count the pin!
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THREE!!! GABRIEL DID IT!! GABRIEL BEATS BARRETT! HE’S THE NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER!!!

Winner: Justin Gabriel (13:01)



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Judges Scorecard:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge #1
ThatWeirdGuy
REALISM: 9/10
DESCRIPTION: 9/10
FINISH: 8/10
OVERALL: 26/30

FEEDBACK: Backstory was pretty well thought out and would make for some really good TV. The match itself wasn't very long which I liked as it definitely seemed like an upset type of match for me. I do think that there were some paragraphs that you could've cut down because they were big blocks of text which got tiresome to read. The beginning of the match was really good too. Just by that, you built up Gabriel well in being the underdog and Barrett as a big enough name to score an upset over. I would've liked to have seen some reaction after the match as well since it can really add that feeling that an upset just occurred and can even leave some hints as to what may happen next. But anyway, you did a good job here man. A strong entry for sure.
Quote:
ThatWeirdGuy:
Realism: 9/10
Description: 8/10
Finish: 8/10
Final:25/30
Notes: I really enjoyed this one. The backstory behind it and the atmosphere of the crowd really helped. Gabriel looked like a huge underdog throughout the match and I thought the finish was very believable. Description was pretty good for the most part. Good work!
Overall: 51/60

Winner: ThatWeirdGuy!

Match #2
Coolquip vs LegendOfBaseball

Spoiler for Coolquip's entry:
Despite having one of the longest WWE Championship reigns in modern history, CM Punk felt like he wasn’t given the respect he deserved due to The Rock and John Cena still being viewed as the “poster boys of the WWE”. Punk became a bitter man, desperate to hold on to the one thing that has always garnered the respect of anybody in the wrestling business, the WWE Championship. So desperate in fact, that he turned to one the most controversial men in wrestling history for help: Paul Heyman. Punk had previously confessed he was a “Paul Heyman guy”, and Heyman, like Punk, wasn’t afraid to step on any toes (in fact Heyman’s previous client, Brock Lesnar, had just seemingly ended the career of WWE COO Triple H) so the alliance was seemingly natural. At Night of Champions, CM Punk (with Heyman in his corner) defended his championship against John Cena. The match ended in a controversial draw when both men’s shoulders were ruled down.

Over the next month, CM Punk would duck Cena’s challenges of a rematch at WWE’s most brutal pay-per-view of the year: Hell in a Cell. In fact, one night on Raw, WWE legend Mick Foley insisted that if Punk wanted the respect he yearned for, all he had to do was defeat John Cena inside the “Devil’s Playground”. “The Hardcore Legend” also gave Punk an eerie warning concerning his newfound business manager, Paul Heyman. Foley told arrogant WWE Champion that at the end of the day, Heyman was not in business for Punk, but instead was in business for himself. Although Punk disregarded Foley’s advice, it was clear that at least some of the WWE legend’s words had gotten to Punk. Punk, however, continued to refuse to defend the title against Cena. That is until one man strangely suggested that Punk face Cena. That man was Punk’s manager: Paul Heyman. This confused many, including Punk, who all wondered why Heyman would willingly put his client in danger of not only losing his title, but his career. Despite Punk’s suspicions running high, he took heed of his friend’s advice and finally accepted.

At Hell in a Cell, John Cena and CM Punk engaged in one of the most brutal wars in WWE history. With Heyman watching on the outside of the structure, Punk and Cena beat each other to pulp. In the end, to the shock of nearly everyone Punk not only retained the WWE Championship, but retained in decisive fashion; injuring Cena. After the match, the entire crowd, Cena haters and fans alike, applauded in respect for CM Punk. Perhaps the only person, who was happier than the WWE Champion, was Paul Heyman. In fact, Heyman was perhaps too happy. Heyman stood on the outside applauding and laughing, almost maniacally.

The next night on Raw, Punk entered the ring to another respectful applause from the audience. Punk actually thanked the crowd for their appreciation. Suddenly, Paul Heyman stood on the ramp as Punk looked on, puzzled. Heyman than told his client, that he owed Punk a thank you. Heyman said that the Champion had filled his “role” perfectly. Punk look even more confused when suddenly Brock Lesnar walked out from behind the curtain. Lesnar then ran down to the ring and beat down CM Punk as Heyman looked on smiling. The next week, Heyman revealed his master plan: to take over the WWE with Brock Lesnar. To do this, he needed to take out the two most powerful men in the WWE: John Cena and Triple H. Despite Lesnar being unable to defeat Cena at Extreme Rules, he was able to take out Triple H. Heyman was thinking of how to take out Cena when Punk knocked on his door. Heyman said he used Punk’s ego to manipulate him. Heyman convinced Punk to face Cena in Hell in a Cell so he could take Cena out. Now ironically, the only thing standing in Heyman and Lesnar’s way was CM Punk himself. Heyman then issued a challenge for Punk; defend the WWE Championship at Survivor Series against Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred match.

Not only did Punk accept, but he guaranteed a victory. Punk said that he wasn’t only fighting for himself, but for anybody that ever given there money or there well-being to the wrestling business. Punk said he didn’t care if it broke every bone in his body, he would not he could not lose. “No matter what it takes, whether I have to walk out, crawl out, or even be carted out, I am leaving Indianapolis as the WWE Champion.” Punk then suggested that they raise the stakes: whoever lost the match at Survivor Series would never receive another WWE title match again. Punk told Heyman to put his money where his mouth his. Heyman said he accepted and then added that he always knew that one day Punk’s cockiness would get the better of him. Over the next few weeks, Lesnar would go on a rampage that included injuring Rey Mysterio and even Mick Foley with his dreaded Kimura lock.

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Justin Roberts stands in center of the squared circle as the bell rings.

Roberts:
This next contest is a No Holds Barred match for the W-W-Eeeeee Championship!

The crowd buzzes in anticipation for the huge main event.

Roberts:
However, the loser of the match will NEVER receive another WWE Championship opportunity.

The crowd now waits in an almost hushed awe.

**NEXT BIG THING**

A SHOWERING of boos comes down from the rafters of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. All the hate in the arena directed toward the two men coming through the curtain: Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. Heyman’s face wears a very arrogant and condescending smirk and one look to his right could tell you why. He knows that not only is he just one match away from taking over the company that had put him out of business over decade earlier and he knows he has perhaps the most dominating force in WWE history by his side to do it. Lesnar is wearing his now trademark 4XL gloves, his red and black trunks, and his t-shirt. Even from the upper echelons of the Fieldhouse, one can feel his intimidating presence. Lesnar then begins to psych himself up on the top of the ramp by stomping in place, followed by jumping and roaring; revealing not only his mouthpiece but a large display of

**PYRO**

After his pre-match ritual, Lesnar and his manager begin there long walk down the ramp.

JR:
Brock Lesnar is without a doubt one of the most dangerous men on the face of the planet! In all my years in the sports entertainment business, I have never seen anybody who is so big and so strong and yet perhaps just as technically sound. He does not fear pain, he enjoys it. Perhaps the one thing Brock Lesnar enjoys more is inflicting pain.

Cole:
No doubt, JR, I mean the men that Brock Lesnar has beaten read like a who’s who list of sports and entertainment! Randy Couture, Frank Mir, Shane Carwin, Big Show, Kurt Angle, The Rock, John Cena, Undertaker, and of course, he has ended the career of Triple H.

JR:
And the most frightening part of all is that now he has the almost parasitic-like Paul Heyman in his ear. Paul Heyman has turned “The Perfect Storm” that is Brock Lesnar into a weapon. And Heyman has aimed that weapon at the heart of the WWE and has fired. Now all that stands in his wake is CM Punk. Tonight, if Lesnar is successful in capturing his fourth WWE Championship, no one will be left to stop Heyman in his quest to take over the WWE.

Lesnar stops at the bottom of the ramp and gazes into the ring. Lesnar then leaps onto the ring apron setting off more

**PYRO**

from the ring posts. Lesnar now paces around the ring focusing up at the ramp, waiting for the WWE Champion. Heyman stands at ringside and beneath his smug exterior even a blind man could see the giddiness that lies inside of the “Evil Mastermind”. Lesnar’s music dies down as does the crowd as they once wait in silence for the one man who can save the company that they love. Lesnar’s pacing has stopped as well as his eyes stare at the entrance, like a shark awaiting his prey to come out from behind it’s shelter. A trickle of sweat is already appearing on Heyman’s brow.

*STATIC*

**CULT OF PERSONALITY**

The crowd erupts in unison in a reaction that rivals any. No one comes through the curtain right away, building up the anticipation to its very highest peak. Finally, CM Punk walks out to a somehow even louder response. Punk doesn’t perform his normal pre-match theatrics; instead he simply walks slowly holding his WWE Championship to his side in one hand. It is clear that the man who has held the most prestigious championship in all of wrestling for nearly a full year, who has defended it in front of over 78,000 people at Wrestlemania, who has won it in one of the most controversial matches in the history of the business; is nervous.

JR:
Ladies and Gentlemen, you are looking at our flag bearer. A man who ironically had once nearly crippled this company by taking the very championship he holds in hand away from it, a man who has publicly lambasted said company in front of millions, and a man who albeit has not always been shown the proper respect by that company.

Cole:
And a man who was actually brought here by Paul Heyman!

JR:
That man is CM Punk and he is our WWE Champion. He has been for the past 364 days and has defeated his own fair share of men in his path toward tonight. At this very event last year, CM Punk won the WWE Championship and has since not relinquished the title. One look at CM Punk could tell you that he is not your normal WWE superstar and that is the way that Punk likes it best. He prides himself on proving people wrong and now he is the very best that the WWE has to offer. Tonight, Punk must prove right the very man who threatens to destroy the company that he now represents, Paul Heyman; and become the superstar that Heyman always claimed Punk could be.

Punk stands on the ring apron and locks eyes with Lesnar and then stares toward Heyman at ringside, almost as if those three are the only ones in the arena. Punk finally acknowledges the crowd by standing on the corner and holding his championship in the air proudly. Punk does not say anything and his expression only slightly changes. Punk then steps down from his perch and into the ring, not backing down from Lesnar.

Cole:
If CM Punk can do the near impossible tonight, then it will truly solidify himself as the Best in the World.

JR:
Another stroke of irony is that despite Punk being perhaps everything that the WWE doesn’t want in a superstar, Brock Lesnar was the guy who was supposed to be the very definition of a WWE superstar. However, here we are with both men on the opposite side of the spectrum. CM Punk is here tonight to save the WWE and Brock Lesnar is here to destroy it.

Punk and Lesnar head to there opposite corners as Justin Roberts stands in the center of the ring preparing for the introductions. Heyman stands on the apron next to Lesnar and whispers in his ear, obviously getting in some final points of his game plan. Punk keeps his eyes on both his former accomplice and his monstrous opponent.

Roberts:
Introducing first, the challenger: from Minneapolis; Minnesota, weighing in at two hundred sixty-six pounds, he is accompanied by his legal representation Paul Heyman, “The Perfect Storm”, BROOOOCK LESNARRRRR!!

The crowd boos as Lesnar raises his arms in the air to heat from the crowd. Lesnar’s arrogance is clear as his manager applauds at ringside. Punk just continues to stare down Lesnar, who sees Punk’s expression and smiles.

Roberts:
And his opponent: he is the W-W-EEEE CHAMPION: from Chicago; Illinois, weighing two hundred and fourteen pounds. C….M….. PUNK!!!

The crowd cheers loud again for the Champion however Punk doesn’t respond, instead continuing to gaze across the ring. It appears as though Punk doesn’t even see or hear anybody other than Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Lesnar’s has begun staring down Punk as well, though his gaze is much more condescending. CM Punk removes the WWE Championship from around his waist handing it over to referee Mike Chioda for perhaps the final time. Chioda shows the gold to Lesnar who again puts on a shit-eating grin when seeing what could be his for the first time in over 8 years. Chioda then holds the belt up high in the center of the ring for the entire crowd in Indianapolis to see before handing it to Justin Roberts and ringing the bell.

WWE Championship
No Holds Barred
WWE Champion CM Punk vs. “The Perfect Storm” Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman)

Punk removes his t-shirt and tosses it to ringside. Lesnar removes his too as both men approach the center. Punk’s facial expression is not one of fear but of caution. Punk realizes that one mistake could cost him everything. In stark contrast, Lesnar’s aura is a cockiness that bluntly says: “You’re ass is grass”. Both men meet in the center of the ring and Punk has to look up at “The Perfect Storm”. This just seems to add to Lesnar’s arrogance as he smirks looking down at the WWE Champion. Punk responds by SLAPPING LESNAR RIGHT IN THE FACE! The crowd let’s put a loud “ooooh” at Punk’s ballsiness (and perhaps his stupidity). Lesnar seems taken aback by both shock of Punk’s actions and the sting of the slap. Lesnar then smirks back at Punk who doesn’t bat an eye. PUNK SLAPS THE TASTE OUT OF LESNAR’S MOUTH FOR A SECOND TIME! Lesnar is furious now, and THROWS A HARD PUNCH- BUT PUNK DUCKS! Lesnar turns AND GETS SLAPPED AGAIN BY CM PUNK!! Lesnar’s face is beat red and Punk sprints out of the ring with Lesnar giving chase! Punk runs around the ring with Lesnar in hot pursuit. Punk runs back in the ring and Lesnar follows. Punk immediately heads back out of the other side of the ring and Lesnar continues to follow. Punk runs around the ring again before sliding back in the ring. Lesnar tries to slide back in the ring as well AND GETS KICKED RIGHT IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD BY CM PUNK!!

The sound of Punk’s kick resonates around the arena as Lesnar stumbles back to the outside clutching his head. Punk’s mindset is clear: he may not be stronger or bigger than Lesnar, but he is smarter and faster. As Lesnar remains on the outside of the ring, Punk hits the ropes AND LAUNCHES ONTO TO LESNAR WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! Lesnar goes spine-first into the barricade! Punk begins to punch away at the head of the already recovering Lesnar. Suddenly, Paul Heyman GRABS PUNK’S ARM! Heyman quickly let’s go and Punk turns and goes toward him. Heyman runs around the corner and begs off. Punk turns around and heads back to the task at hand. Punk grabs Lesnar’s head and pulls him up- BUT LESNAR HITS A RIB SHATTERING KNEE TO THE GUT! Punk grabs his gut and goes down in a heap. Lesnar rubs his nose with his fingers, checking for blood. He then flares his nostrils before pulling the still hurt Punk up to his feet. Lesnar lifts Punk up onto his shoulder in a spinebuster-position. Lesnar then PUNK SPINE-FIRST INTO THE STEEL RING POST! Lesnar lets Punk drop to the floor where he grabs his spine. Lesnar’s confidence is now back, having weathered Punk’s early storm of offense. Lesnar takes his time before grabbing Punk by the head and pulling him up. LESNAR PUNCHES PUNK HARD IN THE GUT! Punk again grabs the front of his mid-section as he stumbles toward the steel steps, partly to get away from Lesnar but mostly out of pain. Seeing Punk by the steps appears to give Lesnar an idea. Lesnar lifts the rising Punk onto his shoulder again…. AND SPINEBUSTERS HIM ONTO THE STEEL STEPS!!!

Punk yells out in pain as writhes on the steps and Lesnar stares, marveled by his latest piece of work. Heyman meanwhile yells, (obviously keeping his distance from the action) “Get ‘im back in the ring and PIN ‘IM!” Lesnar smiles at his advisor in both amusement and understanding. Lesnar pulls CM Punk off of the steps and rolls him back into the ring. Punk begins to slowly crawl away from Lesnar who is once more taking his time to enter the ring, going up the steps and through the ropes. Lesnar looks on amused by his opponent’s futile crawl for solace. Lesnar goes up to Punk and stomps right on the small of his lower back. Lesnar then pulls Punk up- but gets an elbow to his gut. Punk tries to fight back with another elbow to the stomach and another elbow. Lesnar is temporarily stunned as Punk takes the opportunity to hit the ropes and- GETS ABSOLUTELY KILLED BY AHUGECLOTHESLINE FROM LESNAR!!! Punk flips head-over heels in the air and lands flat on his back. Members in the audience look shocked as Lesnar wags his finger. Lesnar then covers putting his forearm right in CM Punk’s face!

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Lesnar doesn’t seem the least bit worried as it’s clear he has Punk right where he wants him. Lesnar pulls Punk up and with one arm violently throws him into the corner. Lesnar then hit a hard shoulder block to Punk’s ribs! Lesnar then immediately follows with another and another and another! Each time he does he knocks out whatever air was in CM Punk. When Brock finally stops Punk falls nearly collapses in the corner. Lesnar then pulls Punk out of the corner, gets in position in a suplex, hooks the leg AND HITS A BIG RELEASE FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX! Punk hits the mat hard and Lesnar quickly covers!

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No! Punk still has some fight left!

Lesnar sits up and looks at ref menacingly as Heyman yells to him to remain focused. Lesnar takes his time getting to his feet and sees Punk once more crawling toward the ropes. Brock continues to watch as his prey grabs the ropes and uses them to help him stand. Punk leans up against the ropes clutching his ribs. Lesnar hit the opposite ropes AND COME BACK WITH A CLOTHES- NO! PUNK LOW-BRIDGES THE ROPES AND LESNAR TUMBLES OVER THE TOP ROPE! LESNAR LANDS RIGHT ON HIS KNEE! Immediately, Brock clutches his knee and yells in pain. Heyman looks shocked and horrified as it appears that his “Perfect Storm” may be hurt and hurt badly. Punk collapses to the canvas inside the ring and takes a moment to lick his wounds. We see through replays that it appears as though Lesnar may have blown out his knee. When we come back Punk has finally begun to move by rolling to the outside as Lesnar is still down. Punk stomps right on Lesnar’s injured joint. Punk stomps a few more times before just going all out and hammering it with fists! Lesnar is clearly in pain, Heyman is nearly hysterical and Punk is enraged. Punk now begins throwing elbows and even a few knees into Brock’s wounded meniscus. Punk is clearly desperate to exploit the first (and perhaps only) major opportunity to hurt Lesnar. Heyman meanwhile is approaching Punk from behind! Heyman goes to attack Punk- but Punk quickly turns and startles Heyman so much he falls to the ground. Heyman lies on the ground and begs Punk not to hurt him. Punk’s face is one of pure rage as he slowly approaches Heyman. Heyman begins to crawl away backward and continues to plead with Punk to spare him. Punk continues to walk toward Heyman, who then quickly stands up and stumbles away. The WWE Champion then turns his attention back from his former friend to see his challenger, who is using the guardrail to support himself on his bad knee. Punk goes toward Lesnar- and gets punched hard in the gut! Punk doubles-over in pain but then gets another look of angry defiance on his face and kicks Lesnar right in his knee! Lesnar has to hold onto the guardrail to prevent himself from falling to the ground. Punk, holding his gut, then grabs Lesnar and rolls him back into the ring.

As Punk clutches his stomach on the outside of the ring, Lesnar attempts to even stand inside it. As Lesnar begins to get to a vertical basis, Punk reenters the ring, runs up from behind Lesnar AND CHOPBLOCKS HIM BACK DOWN TO THE MAT! Punk clips Lesnar’s knee causing the monster to moan in agony. Punk then grabs Lesnar’s leg and looks out toward the crowd before turning with it, hooking the other, AND LOCKING IN A FIGURE-FOUR LEGLOCK!! Lesnar is in unimaginable pain and flops around on the mat! Punk is holding his ribs and screaming at Lesnar to give it up. Chioda asks if Lesnar obliges but “The Perfect Storm” declines. In response to Lesnar’s refusal PUNK SYNCS THE HOLD EVEN MORE! Heyman is shrieking at ringside for Brock to hold on. Lesnar is nearly tearing up as he extends his hand out

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LESNAR HOLDS ON!

Punk is now screaming at the top of his lungs: “TAP OUT BROCK! TAP OUT YOU SON OF A B----! (censored)!” Punk then reaches over the hold and begins to shove Lesnar in the face. Suddenly, Lesnar grabs hold of Punk’s outstretched arm! Lesnar then pulls Punk forward by the arm AND PUNCHES PUNK HARD IN THE SIDE OF THE TEMPLE! CM PUNK MAY BE OUT COLD! Lesnar falls back in relief of his desperate maneuver having broken the submission. Punk simply lies on the mat, motionless. Despite both men being down, Chioda doesn’t count due to the match being No Holds Barred. Lesnar hammers the mat and rubs his knee, trying to relieve some of the pain. Heyman begins to pound the mat and point at CM Punk, who hasn’t moved an inch since Lesnar’s vicious strike. Lesnar gets the message and stumbles to the WWE Champion and hooks the leg!

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3- NO! Punk pops his shoulder up!

The crowd comes out of their seats as Punk just nudged his shoulder off the canvas before three. Lesnar pounds the mat in frustration as Heyman looks up toward the heavens and begins to mumble to himself and perhaps a higher power; desperately. Lesnar gets to his slowly gets to his feet and looks down at Punk who has yet to stir since getting out of the pinning predicament. Lesnar then squats down and yells at Punk to “Get the f--- up! Get the f--- up, now!” Punk very slowly begins to regain his bearings. The crowd buzzes, almost yelling to Punk not to turn around. Punk doesn’t heed the warning and GETS SCOOPED UP BY LESNAR IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION! Heyman yells from ringside: “FINISH HIM OFF! FINISH HIM OFF!” LESNAR SPINS PUNK THROUGH THE AIR- BUT HIS KNEE GIVES OUT ON HIM!! Punk slips off AND HITS A REVERSE STO! Punk then floats his legs around Lesnar’s neck AND LOCKS IN THE KOJI CLUTCH! Lesnar tries to fight out, but to no avail. Punk squeezes even harder and Lesnar reaches his out and

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LESNAR HOLDS ON!!

Lesnar is still in it but he is fading fast! Heyman is nearly in tears at ringside pounding the mat, hoping that Lesnar finds away out! Punk synchs the hold in HARDER! Now Lesnar starts to fade! Brock slowly begins to slip into unconsciousness thanks to the unique submission hold of the WWE Champion! The crowd goes wild now, seeing that CM Punk might be able to do it! Heyman is beat red at ringside! LESNAR’S ARM GOES LIMP! Chioda lifts the arm up….

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IT FALLS ONCE!!

The crowd roars in approval as two more drops and the match is over. Chioda lifts the arm again….

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THE ARM FALLS FOR A SECOND TIME!!!

The crowd somehow grows even more raucous! Heyman is now praying to the heavens! Chioda lifts the arm for a third time

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LESNAR’S ARM STAYS UP!

The crowd let’s out a sigh of disappointment and Heyman thanks the Lord a ringside. Lesnar get to his knees while still in the submission. Lesnar grabs Punk’s legs AND BEAUTIFULLLY TRANSITIONS THE HOLD INTO THE BROCK LOCK!!!! Everyone (including Heyman) is in disbelief as not only did Lesnar get out of the submission, but he has now locked in his old submission: the Brock Lock! Lesnar contorts Punk’s spine as Punk moans. Lesnar is now yelling for Punk to give up! Heyman is ecstatic as he slaps the mat harder! LESNAR TIGHTENS THE HOLD!

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CM PUNK DOESN’T SUBMIT!!

Instead, PUNK ELBOWS LESNAR IN THE BACK OF HIS BAD KNEE! Lesnar collapses to the mat, breaking the hold! The crowd applauds and Heyman looks frustrated as both men lay on the mat, breathing heavily. Punk begins to roll toward the outer edge of the ring and to the outside. Punk goes to where Justin Roberts is sitting, reaches over the barricade, and grabs a steel chair! Punk folds the chair up and heads back into the ring, where Lesnar is still on the canvas. Punk walks up to Brock’s knee and lifts the chair high in the air before- PAUL HEYMAN GRABS THE CHAIR! Punk turns and pulls the chair back from Heyman who quickly drops off of the ring apron. Meanwhile, Lesnar has begun to stand up behind Punk. Punk turns and sees Lesnar and HITS HIM IN THE HEAD- NO! LESNAR CATCHES THE CHAIR SHOT! Lesnar and Punk both try to take the weapon from the other. Lesnar then KICKS PUNK IN THE STOMACH! Punk releases his hold of the chair and doubles-over. Lesnar then grabs the top and the bottom of the chair and JAMS IT RIGHT INTO PUNK’S RIBCAGE! Punk falls into the corner grabbing his stomach. Lesnar drops the chair and stretches his leg, trying to soothe some of the pressure. Punk begins to stand in the corner at which point Lesnar runs in with A BIG RUNNING SHOULDER BLOCK- BUT PUNK DUCKS AND LESNAR GOES SHOULDER-FIRST INTO RING POST! Punk then puts his arm between Lesnar’s legs and goes for a school boy- but Lesnar grabs hold of the ropes to keep his balance. Lesnar then goes to stomp on Punk’s face- but Punk quickly rolls out of the ring. Punk then goes behind the ring post and grabs Lesnar’s legs, trips him up, pulls and CROTCHES HIM ON THE POST! Punk then crosses Brock’s legs AND LOCKS IN A FIGURE-FOUR LEGLOCK AROUND THE RINGPOST!! Punk squeezes hard, synching in the hold that Bret Hart made famous in his hometown over 15 years ago. Lesnar is in even more pain than before as the ref (realizing the completely legal within the confines of match) asks if Lesnar would like to submit!

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LESNAR REFUSES!

However, it is very clear Brock won’t be able to hold on much longer as the WWE Champion continues to grind down on the hold. Due to the pole, Lesnar’s unable to break the hold and is in quite a painful and frustrating predicament. Punk yells for Lesnar to tap and Lesnar yell in pain! Lesnar reaches his arm out!

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LESNAR TAP- NO! HEYMAN HITS PUNK IN THE RIBS WITH THE STEEL CHAIR!

Heyman had grabbed the earlier disposed chair! Punk falls right onto his front as Heyman’s desperate act appears to have paid off. Lesnar untangles himself from around the post and grabs his knee in pain. Lesnar begins to get to a vertical basis with help from the ropes. When Lesnar is finally able to lean against said ropes, he calls for Heyman to send CM Punk into the ring. Heyman obliges, sliding the rising and damaged Punk under the ropes and into the ring. Lesnar’s face makes it clear that he will make Punk pay for the damage he has caused to his knee. Lesnar picks Punk up in a powerslam position and looks around before BUSTING HIS BACK AGAINST HIS (not damaged) KNEE! Lesnar however keeps hold of the Champion, brings him up, AND BACK DOWN ACROSS HIS KNEE! Lesnar then pulls Punk up for a third time before SLAMMING HIM BACK AND RIB-FIRST ON HIS KNEE! TRIPLE BACKBREAKER! Lesnar finally lets Punk crumple down to the mat as the crowd gasps in horror at the punishment Punk is receiving. Lesnar looks down at his fallen opponent before covering.

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..NO! Punk pops his shoulder up!

The crowd cheers trying to will on their final hero, however Lesnar knows that the end is near as long as he stays on the attack. Immediately following the kick-out Lesnar raps his arms around Punk’s ribs. Lesnar than stands, bringing Punk up with him IN A BEARHUG! The brutal (and impressive) show of strength from the challenger seems to not only suck the air out of Punk, but of the crowd as well. As Punk struggles to breath Lesnar squeezes harder. Lesnar has a history of success with this submission as well, it has beaten many in the past including the legendary Hulk Hogan. Punk begins to fade as not only does Lesnar appear jubilant, but Paul Heyman too. Punk reaches for anything to help him in vein before GOING LIMP! The ref lifts Punk’s arm up….

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IT FALLS!

Heyman tells the ref to hurry as his face has gone from red to a near purple. Chioda lifts the arm again…

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AND IT FALLS A SECOND TIME!

Heyman is now slapping the mat and screaming for Lesnar to finish it. It’s unclear who will pass out first: Punk or Heyman. The ref lifts the arm up…..


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IT STAYS UP!!

The crowd comes to life once again as Heyman grimaces at ringside. Lesnar tries to squeeze harder as Punk begins to elbow and club him in the back of the neck. The crowd begins to clap in unison in order to inspire the WWE Champion. Punk begins to elbow harder and faster and finally Lesnar breaks the hold! Punk then kicks the monster HARD IN THE KNEE! Brock immediately falls to his knee; almost as if he’s been shot. Punk then quickly runs off the ropes…. AND HITS A SHINING WIZARD!! Punk’s knee goes right into Lesnar’s face and takes him down! Punk stays on the mat, clearly still feeling the effects of the bearhug. Punk rolls onto the ring apron and uses the ropes to stand. Punk waits for Lesnar to stand and Heyman knows exactly what he’s waiting for. Heyman begins to pound the mat in admonition, but it’s no use. Lesnar rises and turns TO SEE PUNK SPRINGBOARD OFF OF THE ROPES WITH A CLOTHESLINE- AND GET CAUGHT WITH A MID-AIR, OVERHEAD, BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!! The crowd, the commentators, and even Heyman can’t believe the amazing counter they just saw! Heyman then begins to chuckle as everyone in the Fieldhouse begins to realize perhaps his War Machine’s greatest strength: no matter how much damage he takes, he can still dish it out tenfold. Punk is sprawled out on the canvas with one leg draping over the bottom rope. Lesnar crawls toward Punk and yanks him by the arm into the center of the ring. Lesnar covers the champion!

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..3-NO! Punk barely gets his shoulder up!

Lesnar and Heyman look at each other in disbelief; Lesnar’s face a one of frustration and Heyman’s one of desperation. Lesnar gingerly gets to his feet and then gets in Chioda’s face. Brock screams at the official that his count was slow. Chioda, though intimidated, stands his ground that the count was only a two. Lesnar then grabs Chioda by the collar of his shirt! Brock Lesnar then raises his hand to strike as Mike Chioda begs for mercy… but suddenly something gains the attention of not just Lesnar but everyone in the arena. CM PUNK IS BEGINNING TO STAND! The crowd in Indianapolis begins to applaud in unison at the sight of the Champion struggling to get to his feet despite the punishment he’s taken. Punk grips the ropes and breathes through his teeth as he tries to pull himself up, albeit stumbling a few times back down to the mat. Brock sees this and squats down, measuring Punk for perhaps the finishing blow. Alas Punk stands AND LESNAR JUMPS ON HIM AND HOOKS HIS ARM IN A KIMURA!! Punk immediately realizes the danger he is in and hooks his arm in the top rope. Not for a rope break, but to prevent Brock from bringing him down to the mat. Lesnar leans back as far as he can, but Punk’s arm holds him in a vertical base. Punk then shows off a bit of flexibility by placing his foot on the leaning Lesnar’s chest and shoving him off! Brock quickly gets to his feet, runs toward his opponent, AND GETS A HUGE ROUNDHOUSE TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! Lesnar staggers, but doesn’t go down! So, PUNK KICKS HIM WITH ANOTHER ROUNDHOUSE! A second *smack* is heard off the head of Lesnar, which bring the beast to one knee… but doesn’t take him down all the way! Punk looks enraged as he HITS A THIRD ROUNDHOUSE THAT FINALLY GETS THE JOB DONE!! The kick was so big that it staggered Punk as well. Punk stumbles toward the corner and then heads up to the top rope! The crowd cheers as Punk stands atop his perch before pointing to the heavens. PUNK LEAPS OFF THE TOP WITH THE SAVAGE ELBOW- BUT LESNAR GETS HIS KNEE UP!

Punk lands elbow first on Lesnar’s knee and immediately begins to roll around on the mat in a pain! Lesnar’s is in pain as well, as he may have just sacrificed what was left of his ACL to perhaps dislocate Punk’s elbow. Despite being in pain, Lesnar has a sinister smile on his face as he sees Punk gripping his arm in distress. Brock’s smile is shared with Heyman, who realizes where Lesnar’s most dangerous maneuver targets. Lesnar gets to his feet and pushes Chioda (who was checking on Punk’s well-being) aside. Lesnar pull the “Second City Saint” up by the arm, pulls him toward the ropes by it, and tosses him over the top to the outside- BUT KEEPS A HOLD OF PUNK’S ARM! The WWE Champion screams in pain as he is dangling off of the ring by just his arm! Members of the audience let out a groan while others cringe at the brutal maneuver that appears to almost unhinge Punk’s forearm from the rest of his arm. Lesnar only holds on for a few seconds before releasing, but the damage is done. Punk lies on the ground nearly in tears while holding his damaged arm. Lesnar slowly exits the ring, knowing Punk has nowhere to hide; like a slasher villain approaching his latest victim. Lesnar grabs Punk in a hammerlock-like position AND THROWS HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST! Lesnar just smirks, knowing he has Punk right where he wants him. Heyman applauds around the corner as Lesnar grabs Punk’s arm and THROWS IT AROUND THE POST! Punk stumbles away for solace and falls by the steps. Lesnar slowly follows, grabs Punk’s arm and SLAMS IT OFF OF THE STEEL STEPS! Punk’s arm is getting torn up! Lesnar sends Punk back into the ring and enter with him. Lesnar tells Heyman to give him the chair from earlier and Heyman happily obliges. Lesnar steps on Punk’s hand to keep his arm in place AND SLAMS THE CHAIR RIGHT ON PUNK’S ARM! Punk cries out in grief as Lesnar then covers!

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NO! Punk still has some fight left!

This time Brock does not have a look on anger but one of happiness, as the fun for him can continue. As Punk remains on the ground, Lesnar looks around for something else to punish the champion with. He seems to find it as he heads out to ringside and grabs the steel steps! Lesnar pulls the heavy steps up and puts them into the ring. Lesnar himself reenters and picks up the weapon. Punk is still down as Lesnar LIFTS THE STEPS ABOVE HIS ARM- BUT PUNK DROP TOE HOLDS LESNAR’S BAD KNEE! LESNAR COLLAPSES AND FALLS RIGHT ONTO THE STEPS! Brock’s head bounces off of the steps and he falls to the mat. Punk gets to his feet and waits for a rising Lesnar. Punk hooks Lesnar with his good arm and hits A URANAGE! Immediately, Punk hooks Lesnar’s arm AND APPLIES THE ANACONDA VICE! Punk grimaces as he squeezes the hold as hard as he can on the larger challenger! Heyman screams for Brock to hang on, but it’s much easier said than done! Lesnar tries to rake Punk’s face to no avail as PUNK PULLS BACK EVEN HARDER AND….


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BROCK DOESN’T TAP!

Instead, Lesnar turns Punk on his back and begins to stand while still locked in the Vice! The crowd is amazed at Lesnar’s power as Heyman applauds. Brock wraps his free arm around the leg, lifts him up, AND HITS A MODIFIED SPINEBUSTER ONTO THE STEEL STEPS!! For the second time, Punk’s spine is nearly destroyed by the ring steps! Lesnar covers Punk atop steps!

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NO!

Brock Lesnar rolls off of the steps and (instead of complaining) immediately pulls Punk by his bad arm off of the steps and to his feet. The challenger then knees CM Punk in the gut hard, doubling him over. Lesnar then puts Punk’s head between his legs and lifts him up! Lesnar waits a moment before HITTING A BIG POWERBOMB! Brock doesn’t release instead pulling Punk back up AND NAILING A SECOND POWERBOMB! Lesnar still doesn’t release and dead-lifts Punk again before DROPPING HIM WITH A BIG TIME RELEASE POWERBOMB! TRIPLE POWERBOMB!! Lesnar drops down and hooks the leg!

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3-NO!

The crowd explodes in a united praise of the self-proclaimed Best in the World’s resiliency! Lesnar and Heyman look at each other as they almost seem to ask each other the question nobody asked before the match: How is Brock Lesnar going to defeat CM Punk? Lesnar sits and look around, racking his brain for an answer to that very question. Punk has still yet to move since narrowly avoiding losing his WWE Championship. Lesnar then let out a long breath, seemingly finding of the answer he was searching for earlier. Brock walks to the corner and heads up to the top rope! The crowd buzzes as everyone watching collectively thinks: “He’s not doing what I think he’s doing right?!” JR then confirms on commentary that Lesnar is indeed thinking one thing: Shooting Star Press! Lesnar prepare to launch… when Heyman gets up on the apron! Heyman begs Brock not to jump! Heyman reminds Brock that not only has it been almost a decade since Brock last did the maneuver but that the last time he did it, he nearly killed himself. Brock spends precious time arguing with his manager as CM PUNK SHOVES THE REF WITH HIS FOOT INTO THE ROPES, CROTCHING LESNAR ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! Punk thwarts the high-risk maneuver (that Brock was obviously not really going to do) and stumbles up to his feet and toward the turnbuckle that Brock is perched on. Punk throws a wild punch Heyman’s way, but Heyman drops down in fear. Punk then goes to the second turnbuckle and punches Lesnar right in the face. Punk hits about three more similar punches before hooking Lesnar up and….. HITTING AN ENOURMOUS SUPERPLEX!! The ring shakes as Punk’s maneuver proves true to the adage: “The bigger they are… the harder they fall”. Punk covers!

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NO!

Both Punk and Lesnar remain on the mat, feeling the effects of not just the superplex but the brutal match as a whole. Both men slowly rise at roughly the same time. Punk hits a quick open hand slap from the right, stunning “The Freak”. Punk immediately follows with a left hand slap and then a spinning backhand, using his injured arm as a weapon! Lesnar is nearly out on his feet as Punk throws a BIG ROUNDHOUSE- BUT LESNAR DUCKS AND SCOOPS PUNK UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! LOOKING FOR THE F5- BUT PUNK SLIDES OFF HIS BACK! Punk then shoves Lesnar into the corner and FOLLOWS UP WITH HIS SIGANTAURE KNEE TO THE FACE! However, instead of following up with his normal bulldog PUNK HITS ANOTHER KNEE! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! Lesnar is nearly out on his feet against the corner as Punk then grabs his head and HITS A RUNNING BULLDOG! The crowd cheers as Punk rises to his feet gripping his arm and begins to stalk Lesnar for the GTS! The crowd really buzzes now as Heyman’s eyes grow as wide as a clock. Heyman begins to slap the mat as hard as he can, trying to get his client’s attention but to no avail! Lesnar stands AND GETS SCOOPED UP BY PUNK! Punk is struggling to keep the heavy Lesnar on his shoulders with essentially one arm but does eventually! PUNK HITS- NO! LESNAR BASHES PUNK’S SKULL WITH A STIFF ELBOW!! Immediately, Punk grabs his head allowing Brock to slide off the back, grab a rear waist lock AND HIT A MASSIVE GERMAN SUPLEX!! PUNK GETS FLIPPED RIGHT ONTO HIS FRONT WITH THAT ONE!!

Heyman grabs a tissue in his pocket and wipes sweat from his brow as Lesnar crawls toward the corner and stands. Lesnar looks down at Punk with malice intent that then turns into sick satisfaction as he sees what everyone else is shocked to see. CM Punk’s head is dripping with blood! The former UFC Heavyweight Champion smiles into the audience and indicates his elbow was the ‘cause of Punk’s laceration. Heyman begins to laugh with Lesnar but he is the only one as Chioda checks on the WWE Champion. Chioda calls in more officials to patch Punk up and tells Brock to stay back. The crowd boos at both Lesnar and the officials who begin to try and clean up Punk’s crimson mask. Brock gets tired of waiting and grabs one of the cleaners by the scruff of the collar and tosses him away! The other official gets intimidated and moves out of the ring on his own accord. Chioda begs Lesnar not to, but he ignores the pleas. Brock pulls the Champion up to his feet- but Punk grabs Lesnar’s legs and attempts a double leg takedown. Lesnar holds on and smiles at Punk’s failed attempt before BASHING HIS LEFT KNEE RIGHT INTO THE OPEN WOUND OF THE WWE CHAMPION! Punk goes down spaghetti-legged as the crowd watches on in horror. Brock then mounts Punk and BEGINS TO PUMMEL AWAY ON THE SKULL OF PUNK WITH HEAVY BLOWS! Punk tries to get his hands up, but it’s a futile gesture. Every blow is stiff and can be seen and heard by every person in the Fieldhouse, which has become disturbingly quiet. A few shots of the audience reveal few women with their hand over their mouths in disbelief. As the blood and life fall out of the WWE Champion with every fist of Lesnar’s that crashes into to Punk’s head, only one voice can be heard. That voice belongs to Paul Heyman who wills his monster on, giddy with excitement. Chioda pleas with Brock to stop his onslaught, but the challenger is a man possessed. When Lesnar finally does finish his pounding, he glares down at the bloody and motionless WWE Champion. Lesnar’s hands nearly have more blood on them the Punk’s face does. Heyman is beaming as the heart of the WWE bleeds out in the center of the WWE ring. Heyman says to no one in particular, “It’s poetic justice!” Lesnar finally decides to put an end to the match with a cover.

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3- NO!!! PUNK GETS HIS SHOULDER UP BEFORE THE FINAL COUNT!!

The crowd comes back to life, Heyman runs both of his hands through his slicked back hair, and Lesnar gives Mike Chioda an absolutely deadly stare. Chioda meekly tells Brock that the count was just a two. Brock begins to breathe heavily with his mouthpiece distorting each one to sound akin to a monster’s growl. Each breath is one of frustration, anger, disbelief, and even a bit of doubt. Brock then turns and sees a weapon he utilized earlier: the steel chair. Lesnar crawls toward the foreign object, grabs it, and stands. The crowd boos as Brock holds the chair in the air and proclaims: “This is it!” Brock is about to finish the match when he notices something at his feet: CM Punk. Punk grabs his Lesnar’s boot and begins to crawl up the massive body of the challenger. Punk reaches Brock’s mid-section and looks up into the eyes of “The Perfect Storm”. Brock Lesnar looks back and smiles as he REARS BACK WITH THE CHAIR…. AND GETS LOW-BLOWED BY CM PUNK!! The crowd come out of there seats in unison once more as their Champion still has some fight left in him! Lesnar drops the chair and grabs his nether regions in pain! Punk is still stumbling as he picks up the dropped weapon and CRACKS IT RIGHT OVER LESNAR’S HEAD (no doubt earning him a nice fine)!!! The chair is dented in the shape of the challenger’s head but he still doesn’t go down so PUNK SCOOPS HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! PUNK THROWS LESNAR OFF….. AND HITS THE GO TO SLEEP!!!! The roof comes off the arena in Indianapolis like the Colts have just won the Superbowl as Punk collapses to the mat! Heyman is looking down and shaking his head, trying to hold back tears. We then see that Lesnar been busted open! Whether it is from the chair shot or Punk’s knee is neither clear nor relevant at the moment. Punk crawls and… drapes his arm over the fallen Lesnar!!

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….3- NO!!! LESNAR GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!

A collective sigh of disbelief is let out from the crowd! Heyman lets out an outcry of “Yes!” as his eyes are clearly reddened. Punk hasn’t even moved as his arm is till draped over Lesnar. When Punk finally does come to he sees that the count was only a two. He does not complain because he doesn’t have the energy to. As Punk struggles to stand, his face says what we’re all thinking: If a low blow, a chair shot, and a GTS can’t put this guy away, what can?! When Punk finally does gain his full balance he pulls Lesnar up slowly by his head- BUT SUDDENLY BROCK SCOOPS PUNK UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS, BALENCES ON ONE LEG, SPINS AROUND… AND HITS THE F5!!!! The crowd goes insane at the suddenness and explosiveness of the maneuver! Heyman is screaming so loud he can be heard clearly without a mic: “COVER HIM!! COVER HIM!!” Lesnar crawls over and hooks the leg!

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..3

NO!! CM PUNK STILL KICKS OUT!

The crowd, the commentator, Paul Heyman, and Brock Lesnar all react in disbelief, though each one is different. The crowd somehow gets louder than before, Cole and JR scream about how they can’t believe it, Heyman buries his face in his hands before pounding the mat with a fist and yelling out “Dammit!”, and Brock looks up with his face covered bloodied, battered, and furious! Heyman finally has enough: he removes his tie and stands up on the ring apron. Heyman yells Lesnar to bring Punk his way. Brock pulls the downed Punk and stands him up next to the ropes by his manager. Heyman then WRAPS HIS TIE AROUND THE NECK OF HIS FORMER CLIENT! Punk is being chocked as Lesnar screams in his face to stay down. Punk struggles and gags and now Heyman screams right in his ear: “YOU’RE ABOUT TO LOSE IT ALL!!” Suddenly, PUNK SLAPS LESNAR RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE!! Everybody, including Heyman, gasp as CM Punk despite being bloodied and battered is still just as defiant as ever! Lesnar gets extremely angry and HITS A BIG RIGHT HAND… TO HEYMAN!! PUNK DUCKED!! The crowd is jubilant as Lesnar as just knocked his advisor out cold! Lesnar looks down in disbelief turning AND BEING SCOOPED UP ONTO PUNK’S SHOULDERS! PUNK THEN HITS THE GTS- NO! LESNAR CATCHES PUNK’S KNEE AND LIFTS PUNK ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! LESNAR SPINS- BUT PUNK COUNTERS WITH A TORNADO DDT! Punk then crawls over and HOOKS LESNAR’S ARM… LOOKING FOR THE VICE! PUNK GETS HIS ARM UNDER LESNAR’S AND GETS IT IN ALL THE- NO!!! LESNAR COUNTERS AND LOCKS IN THE KIMURA!! Punk got caught!! Punk squirms around in pain as Lesnar has the hold that has taken out so many before him synched in! Punk runs his hand through his hair but has no choice but to…

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HOLD ON!

But perhaps not for much longer as Lesnar locks his legs around his ribs! Lesnar’s body scissors squeeze what ever air is left in the champion! The crowd begins a “CM Punk!” chant trying to will on the final protector of the WWE! But there is no way out as Brock has the hold absolutely locked! Lesnar finally SYNCHES IT IN TO IT’S MAX!!!

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PUNK IS STILL NOT GIVING IT IN!!!!

Punk grabs Lesnar’s bad knee with his free arm and FLOATS OVER INTO A MODIFIED JACKNIFE PIN WHILE STILL IN THE KIMURA!!!

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3!!!

LESNAR KICKS OUT!!


A SPLIT SECOND TOO LATE!!


Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk

The crowd all stand up as the announcement of the winner is heard! Punk grabs his arm and remains on the ground in pain as Lesnar looks around in shock!

Cole:
He did it! HE DID IT!!

JR:
CM PUNK HAS DEFEATED BROCK LESNAR!! IN ALL MY YEARS OF COMMENTATING I DON’T BELIEVE I’VE EVER SEEN A MATCH LIKE THE ONE WE JUST WITNESSED!

Punk rolls out of the ring and is handed the Championship by the official. Punk asks not to have his other arm raised due to it most likely being damaged. Punk heads up the ramp as Lesnar stares seething.

JR:
For over a year CM Punk has been asking for one thing: respect. Tonight, whether you love him or you hate him, he’s earned it. Not just from me, not just from the other Superstars but from anyone who has ever watched this great sport. It took everything that Punk had and even little more, more than even other Champions ever could, but he is still your WWE Champion. At the end of the day, he knew he could not out power Brock Lesnar, and so he out-smarted him. That is what separates the good champions from the all-time greats. And folks: CM Punk is truly one of the all-time greats.

Heyman is still down and Lesnar is nearly throwing a tantrum in the ring. The entire crowd is now applauding the CM Punk, whose ribs may be shattered, whose body is covered in blood, and whose arm is in nearly two pieces. However, most importantly is in his left arm raised high for all of Indianapolis to see: the WWE Championship.




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Judges Scorecard:

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Coolquip
REALISM: 7/10
DESCRIPTION: 7/10
FINISH: 7/10
OVERALL: 21/30

FEEDBACK: The backstory was pretty good but to me, this didn't really feel like an upset type of scenario, just a really good high profile feud. That being said, this may have hurt your score a lot. The match went on for a while but sometimes that's actually a good thing as it adds more to the upset alert but sometimes it may have a negative effect. Here, I think it had a negative effect because not only didn't it seem like an upset type of match, but it just felt like Lesnar and Punk were evenly matched. Had this been a different a topic for you guys to write on, it would've been a good match. Your description was decent, I saw some parts where some things just confused me and the format wasn't the best. Nonetheless, good job with this.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge #2
Coolquip
Realism: 6/10
Description: 8/10
Finish: 8/10
Final: 22/30
Notes: I like the story behind the match and it is an underdog match, but I felt that it had more of an epic feel to it. Felt it may have gone a bit too long but it did manage to show Punk’s resiliency which was good. The finish was pretty well done, I like the idea of the cover out of the kimura and Lesnar just barely missing the kick out. Good work!
Overall: 43/60

Spoiler for LegendOfBaseball's entry:
Quote:
Originally Posted by LegendofBaseball
*Monday Nitro, July 20th, 1998 - Salt Lake City, Utah (E Center)*
*joined in progress*


Quote:
The cameras overlook the crowd at the E Center, as the next match is getting ready to begin.

***WHAT TIME IS IT?!***

The small mexican guitar intro lets way for the revamped latino hip-hop theme song of one Rey Mysterio Jr.!! The crowd is really excited to see Rey one more time tonight, after he was challenged by his opponent for a real uphill battle if there ever was one for "Rey-Rey"!

((SCHIAVONE))
"Fans, just to remind you, as we begin our 2nd hour, we've still got Bret Hart & Diamond Dallas Page in our Main Event, the US title is in the balance, as we see, Rey Mysterio Jr. making his way down to the ring Brain, the butterflies must be rumbling inside of that young man's stomach."

((HEENAN))
"You're not kidding! This is after getting taken out of the sport by Kevin Nash, getting knee surgery, coming back, winning the Cruserweight Title from Chris Jericho at the Bash at the Beach and losing it the next night, last week on Nitro, this is the most important night in this young man's career and Hogan, you're not going down Venice Beach for a motorcylce ride on a hot summer day pal!"


Rey sports white long tights with some navy blue & yellow question marks, to go along with his white mask and boots. Rey gets into the ring, and jumps onto the turnbuckles to pose for the fans, as we hear David Penzer in the background, introducing Rey Mysterio to the Nitro crowd.

***VOODOO CHILE***
(nWo Remix)


The guitar of Jimi Hendrix weeps throughout the E Center, getting a mixed reaction from the crowd, as the cameras pan in different sections, all the fans in attendance sporting a nWo Red & Black or Black & White shirts with some Goldberg, Monday Night Jericho and the likes scattered throughout. After a few seconds, still no sign of Hogan.

((HEENAN))
"He's making him wait!"

((SCHIAVONE))
"He's making us all wait. And it's been a trademark of Hogan's over the years Brain, many in this sport have said that his matches are won the minute he steps out from the back. It's those mind games that Hogan just loves to play with his opponents."


The cameras go back to the entrance way and out struts the former World Heavyweight Champion, Hollywood Hogan; with The Disciple by his side.

((HEENAN))
"Here he comes! And he's not alone!"


Hogan & The Disciple take their sweet time making it down to the ring. Hogan doing his routine taunting and air guitar gimmick. The cameras show us more fans throughout the crowd, as well as Mysterio, eyes locked on Hollywood Hogan. As Hogan makes it closer to the ring, jockeying with some ringside fans, we can hear David Penzer announcing him to the crowd in the background.

((SCHIAVONE))
"It would seem Brain that, ever since losing the World Title to Goldberg, Hogan has completely lost his mind and he's looked completely lost without that championship belt around his waist."

((HEENAN))
"We almost saw the nWo torn apart last week, this man is not the same man from a couple of weeks ago Tony, this is not the same Hollywood Hogan that stood in the middle of the ring, that got showered by garbage 2 years ago in Daytona, there's something not right with this man. This man has always been on top and even the toughest challengers he's had to face, they all went down to Hogan. And then comes Golberg and in a matter of minutes, Hogan's fallen off his throne and instead going back after him, he's sending the whole of the nWo to tire the man out, and now he wants to bully around Rey Mysterio Jr. because he's lost the unbreakable confidence that once was synomous with the name Hogan, tonight, could be the final blow to Hogan's pride!"


Hogan is in the ring, Rey is set to the side, while Hollywood plays it up for the crowd, tearing his nWo shirt off and and posing like he's done so many times before. Hogan takes off his sunglasses and hands them to The Disciple, before turning around and setting his sight on Mysterio, the biggest grin ever to appear on Hogan's face.

((SCHIAVONE))
"It doesn't look to me Brain that Hogan is one bit worried about what happened the last couple of weeks, and Nick Patrick will signal for the bell and here we go!"




Mysterio stands tall in his corner, not backing from Hogan who approaches him with great cockiness. Hogan is now chest to face with Mysterio and laughs about their size difference, pointing out to The Disciple outside of the ring, that Mysterio is the smallest thing he's ever seen! Hogan backs off, having too much of a blast at that time, only for Rey to get a jump start, running at Hogan and hitting him with a Front Dropkick on the buttocks!!! This sends Hogan reeling and off balance into the nearest ropes, a huge change of emotion in his face. All that playfulness and confidence has left Hogan's face in an instant, replaced with hate and embaressment. Hogan rips his bandana off his head and throws it at Rey, barraging him with rapid fire punches, backing Rey into a corner. Hogan is unrelenting and just chokes away at Mysterio, heeding the 5 counts of the official and breaking just before they expire 2 more times. Hogan with an Irish Whip out of the corner. Mysterio hits hard and comes out of the corner into Hogan... POWERSLAM!!! There's no cover on maneuver and Hogan just seems more relaxed now that he's got the young luchadore down on the mat. Hogan picks his foe back up, not before choking him on the ground some more. Hogan with an Irish Whip off the ropes, takes Mysterio down with a Shoulder Tackle! Mysterio got twisted in half on impact. Hogan motions to everyone that is it. He slaps his hands together, motioning a three count and does the "let me hear it" hand signal before going back to Mysterio. He gets him back to a vertical base and drops him down with a Bodyslam! Hogan gets himself into a corner and seizes up Rey... LEGDROP OF DOOM.... MISSES!!!!

((SCHIAVONE))
"HOGAN MISSED!!!"


Hogan misses with the Legdrop and winces on the mat, holding his thigh which took the brunt of the blow. Mysterio shakes the cobwebs loose and gets himself back up in a corner, with the help of the ropes. Hogan himself is trying to get up. He does so and Mysterio is still in the corner, not too sure on what he should do next. Hogan has really been upset by Rey and runs at him. Rey ducks and catches Hogan with a Drop Toe Hold. Hogan crashes face first into the second turnbuckle!! Rey comes up from behind as Hogan turns around with a Basement Dropkick!!! Hogan is reeling! Mysterio has got the fans in Salt Lake City all on their feet, preying on the upset! Hogan walks on his hands in knees, trying to get some seperation with Mysterio. Rey has made is way onto the apron and up the top rope, behind Hogan! Hogan gets back up and looks all over for Mysterio until he turns around and sees that it's too late to get out of the way!!!! FLIP DIVE!!! MYSTERIO LAUNCHED HIMSELF FROM THE TOP INTO A ROLLING BALL AND CRASHED ON HOGAN!!!! Mysterio is up immediately, like a spring. He hits the ropes but gets tripped up by The Disciple unbeknownst to Nick Patrick!!!

((HEENAN))
"That didn't take long!"

((SCHIAVONE))
"Once again, The Disciple getting himself involved in one of Hogan's matches. That was definitely out of desperation Brain."

((HEENAN))
"You think!? I'm telling you, Hogan is not the same Hogan we have come to hate over the years, he's lost that confidence that brought him to the top Schiavone!!"


With Mysterio down, Hogan drops a big elbow on him. Hogan gets up to a knee and screams at The Disciple that this time, he's going to put him away no matter what! Hogan gets Mysterio back up, into an Irish Whip off the ropes. Hogan goes for the big boot but Mysterio hangs on to the ropes for dear life! Hogan runs at Mysterio and eats a pair of boots in the face. With the momentum of the blow, Mysterio is sent careening backwards over the top rope and lands on his feet on the apron. Hogan runs at him once more and this time Mysterio catches him with a forearm smash. Hogan backs off. SPRINGBOARD PRESS! HOGAN GOT CAUGHT!!!

((SCHIAVONE))
"1!!! 2!!!!"

((HEENAN))
"NOOOOO!! NOOO!??"

((SCHIAVONE))
"Boy! That was close!!"


Mysterio holds his hands over his face, looking over at Nick Patrick for a reassuring look, but Patrick only shows the two fingers and Mysterio is not the winner of this match. Hogan gets on his hands and knees and is breathing heavily, mostly due to the heart attack he almost had from escaping the most embarassing loss of his career. Mysterio grabs Hogan by the hair and tries to get him back up vertical. Hogan stoops to new lows by grabbing Mysterio's thights and leveraging him through the ropes and outside of the ring. But Mysterio holds on and remains on the apron. Hogan gets the attention of Nick Patrick, long enough for The Disciple to snatch Mysterio off the apron and ram him back first against the guardrail. Mysterio is in a bad way, fighting this match 2-on-1! The Disciple grabs Mysterio and sets him up between his legs, either thinking of a Piledriver or Powerbomb!!!! The Disciple lifts Mysterio up for a Powerbomb!!! BUT MYSTERIO COUNTERS INTO AN HURRANCARANA!!!! The Disciple is out of it on the floor mats!!!

((HEENAN))
"Now you got the distraction out of the way!! Get back in that ring and finish Hogan OFF!!"


Mysterio jumps up on the apron and motions for Hogan to come at him, taunting him in some way. Hogan moves Nick Patrick out of the way and rushes at Mysterio. Mysterio, quick as a cat, springboards off the top rope into a Cross Body!! BUT HOGAN CATCHES MYSTERIO IN MID-AIR!!! Mysterio tries to wiggle, but instead of throwing Mysterio into a slam or something else of the sort, Hogan just puts Mysterio down on his feet and pats him on the shoulder, trying to reassure him. Mysterio seems upset by the lack of respect shown and kicks away at Hogan's leg several times before Hogan starts running around, trying to catch Mysterio. Mysterio escapes to the outside and Hogan follows suit. They run around the ring until The Disciple stands in Mysterio's way. Mysterio is caught in between both men and turns his back to The Disciple, who grabs him by the arms and around his torso. Hogan rushes but Mysterio is able to put both his feet int he air and kicks away at Hogan. The Disciple lets go of Rey and gets gauded into charging him. Rey ducks under and The Disciple knocks Hogan down on the floor with a Clothesline!!!! Nick Patrick intervenes and admonishes The Disciple while Rey gets a hold of Hogan and brings him back up and puts him on the apron. Rey gets Hogan up and sets him in a horizontal position with his back resting on the middle rope, half his body in the ring, the other dangling on the outside and apron. Mysterio quickly runs to the other side of the ring apron and motions to the crowd!!

((HEENAN))
"You're wasting your time!!! Go after him!! No, no, no, no, he's taking too much time Schiavone!!!"

((SCHIAVONE))
"I don't know Brain and Rey gets into position..... OHHH MY WHAT A MOVE!!!!"

((HEENAN))
"COVER HIM! COVER HIM! COVER HIM!!"


Rey connected with a Springboard Guillotine Legdrop on Hogan!!!! Rey goes for a cover!!!!

1....2.....3....NO!!!!

HOGAN'S FOOT IS ON THE ROPE!!! The Disciple put it there without the referee seeing him!!! Rey can't believe it and the crowd is ecstatic and he's getting behind Mysterio like never before. Rey presses on and gets Hogan back up. Rey with a luchadore style Snapmare takes Hogan down right next to one of the corners. Rey gets onto the apron and climbs the turnbuckles... TOP ROPE SPLASH!!!!! NOBODY HOME!!!! Hogan rolled out of the way. Rey has lost his breath and Hogan is going to town on Rey. He mounts him and unloads with a fury of right hands, really dishing out and making Rey pay for all the embaressement that was bestowed upon him at this point and time. Hogan gets Rey back up and against the ropes. A big right hand by Hogan followed by a knife edge chop. Hogan Irish Whips Rey Mysterio Jr. into the ropes. Hogan goes for the Big Boot... Rey ducks under into a Crucifix!!! Into a twist and a Rollup!!!!

1....2......3!!!!!

((HEENAN))
"YESS! YESS!! YES!!!"

((SCHIAVONE))
"Did Mysterio just beat Hollywood Hogan?!!!"


Mysterio has just beat Hollywood Hogan! Everyone in the E Center is on their feet, clamoring this great feat! Hogan is just bewildered! He tries to get a hold of Mysterio but Rey is just too quick for him. The Disciple comes to help his boss but, there's nothing that can be done now. Mysterio has just defeated Hollywood Hogan in the biggest upset in Nitro's history, and the hardest defeat of and most embarassing of Hogan's life and career in pro wrestling.

((HEENAN))
"Look, look!!"

((SCHIAVONE))
"All the cruserweights have come out, along with some members from the red & black nWo to celebrate with Mysterio!! Konnan, Sting, Nash, all the cruserweights are here!! Fans, don't go anywhere, we've got DDP & Hart for the US Title coming up later in the hour and I'm sure we'll hear more on the upset of the year when we come back!"

((HEENAN))
"Hogan! Say goodbye to the World Title pal! Maybe you'll have to go back to the vitamins and the prayers, because Hollywood ain't cutting it anymore! Ha ha!"


*The Nitro theme song enters the fray and there's a panoramic shot from the broadcasting corner of the arena, overlooking the still frenzied crowd. The show cuts to commercials.*


Judges Scorecard:

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Originally Posted by Judge #1
LegendofBaseball
REALISM: 8/10
DESCRIPTION: 6/10
FINISH: 7/10
OVERALL: 21/30

FEEDBACK: Choosing Mysterio was probably a good move here as he's the ultimate underdog. Especially doing it in WCW against arguably WCW's biggest star, Hulk Hogan was a smart move. I think you did well in giving us a story that Hogan really needed this win but was so confident he'd beat Rey until the upset occurred. There were some errors in grammar that I spotted as well as some punctual mistakes. Wasn't a fan of the font as well, it was too small. I think the length of the match was alright, but it could've gone a little longer with the action in the ring. Oh and you had Hogan's buddy, The Disciple, out there as well so that just added to how much Hogan needed this match. The ending was pretty decent as well. The Crucifix Pin is definitely something that looks hard to kick out of especially if you get caught off guard. But anyway, good job here man.
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Originally Posted by Judge #2
Legend of Baseball
Realism: 9/10
Description: 7/10
Finish: 8/10
Final: 24/30
Notes: Thought this was a very realistic at a Hogan/Mysterio match. Hogan starts off dominating but slowly Rey gets some offense in and plays to his strengths. Great booking for both men. The description was pretty solid and the finish was pretty legit. One of the better ways you can end that match. Good job!
Overall: 45/60

Winner: LegendofBaseball!

Match #3 - Flux Capacitor vs ChainGangRed

Spoiler for Flux's entry:

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Originally Posted by FluxCapacitor
Backstory: Since the beginning of the calendar year, both men had been on rolls. Let's start off with The Fighting Irishman, Finlay. The Belfast Brawler debuted on the very first Smackdown of the year in a losing effort to Matt Hardy, but he only lost simply because of a disqualification, as he brutalised Hardy, leaving the referee no choice but to disqualify him. Finlay had put Hardy out of action in his first night, before turning his attention to The Royal Rumble match and headlining Wrestlemania. Finlay had a decent showing at The Rumble, lasting over 25 minutes, but was eventually eliminated by a returning Matt Hardy, who was seeking revenge from the beatdown he suffered, and Hardy eliminated both himself and Finlay, in a similar fashion to that of Mick Foley and Randy Orton in 2004. The feud then continued heading in to No Way Out, where both men would meet Chris Benoit and the United States Champion, Booker T, in a Fatal Four Way match for the title - A match which Finlay won after drilling the Champion with his Shillelagh and scoring the three count. Heading in to Wrestlemania 22, Matt Hardy would win a number one contenders match to become the number one contender for Finlay. Meanwhile, the next week, Chris Benoit would gain a submission victory over the Champion due to interference from Hardy. Thus, Smackdown General Manager Theodore Long would book a triple threat match for the United States Championship at Wrestlemania; A match that Finlay would walk out of the victor, and still the United States Champion.

Let's rewind back to the beginning of the year; the newly formed duo of Paul London and Brian Kendrick would make a decent first impression on the Smackdown audience, by overcoming Simon Dean's new pet projects, The Gymini. London and Kendrick, now collectively known as the Hooliganz, would then go on to defeat The Mexicoolz and The Pitbulls in a three way tag team match to become the #1 Contenders to the WWE Tag Team Champions, MNM. The match was set for Wrestlemania, however London and Kendrick weren't successful, and they fell short to the dynamic duo of Nitro and Mercury, albeit through shady circumstances.

Following Wrestlemania, Theodore Long announced that the King Of The Ring tournament would make its return, with the finals being held at Judgement Day, and the winner would go on to face whomever the World Champion is at that time, at The Great American Bash. Call it a coincidence or call it the luck of the draw, in the opening round, Matt Hardy would finally get one over the United States Champion and score a victory with a school-boy roll up out of nowhere - Although Finlay remained the United States Champion, it was confirmed that he would not be the 2006 King Of The Ring. Venting his frustration at that fact, Finlay caused havoc and chaos all night, beating up whoever the hell was in sight. It just so happens that later that night, London and Kendrick had their rematch against MNM for the tag team titles in a 2/3 falls match. After a hard hitting affair and the scores at 1-1, it was The United States Champion that interrupted the match and because he attacked MNM first, it was the tag team Champions that retained the titles. Much to the dismay of Paul and Brian, they confronted Finlay backstage, only for The Belfast Brawler to attack them once again, but this time, causing more damage, as he drilled Brian Kendrick with a piledriver on the concrete!

The next week, Paul London begged and pleaded with Teddy Long for a match with Finlay to gain a measure of redemption on the man that took his partner out, and after a moment of consideration, Long obliged. Later that night, when the two met in the ring, it was a one sided affair, with Fit Finlay completely dominating the smaller and weaker London. However, Paul managed to gain the victory, at least on paper, as Finlay ignored the instruction of the referee and cracked Paul in the skull with his shillelagh. Teddy , the next week, announced that he is not putting up with Finlay's aggressive attitude anymore and Paul London will be getting a rematch with Finlay at Judgement Day, but this time, it's for the United States Championship and this time, his champion's advantage is out the window because if Finlay loses via disqualification or count out, he will still LOSE the WWE United States Championship that he has now held for almost 4 months.



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JUDGEMENT DAY 2006
US Airways Center | Phoenix Arizona
May 21, 2006


After the initial pyrotechnics and opening commentary from Taz and Michael Cole is over, the arena falls silent, before the bell is rung three times, signalling the beginning of the first match of the evening.

"MY NAME IS FINLAY, AND I LOVE TO FIGHT"


***LAMBEG***


The arena instantly erupts in to a frenzy of boos as the infamous quote echoes around the building and the subsequent music plays. It's not long until we see the man himself, Fit Finlay, who marches out on to the stage with his United States Championship belt wrapped tightly around his waist. Clad in his usual green and black gear, The Belfast Brawler storms down the ramp and in to the ring, not paying much attention to the sell out crowd, all of whom are hurling abuse at him or raining down on him with boos.


Michael Cole: Well Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm sorry to disappoint you if you were expecting a pretty face to open up Judgement Day this evening, because quite frankly, this man doesn't have one. But what he does have, is a strength, experience and a hell of a lot of bad attitude.

Tazz: You're damn right, Cole. This man right here, Fit Finlay, isn't the WWE United States Champion for nothing. There isn't an athlete in the world like him; He's mean, he's brutal and he's unorthodox. And you hit the nail right on the head when you said this man has experience - He's 47 years old and he's been wrestling for 32 years, Cole. He's won titles all around the world and he's faced the greats of this industry. In all honesty, I cannot see Finlay leaving here tonight WITHOUT that US Championship around his waist.

Michael Cole: Well whether that is the case or not, we are yet to know. But what we do know is that Finlay has come here to Phoenix, Arizona to fight. Finlay has been fighting and brawling since he was 11 years old, getting in to fights with grown men in his home country of Northern Ireland. But don't let his look deceive you, this man is also an expert technician; Not only will he punch you in the face, he'll tear you limb from limb with excruciating submission holds.

By now, Finlay is in the ring, bouncing off of the ropes and going through the final stages of his warm up, before he takes off his belt and hands it to the referee. A very loud "Finlay Sucks" chant surfaces in the arena, but the man from Northern Ireland pays no attention and remains focused on the task at hand. His music dies down and the camera refocuses on the entrance ramp in anticipation for his opponent...

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***MEANT TO LIVE***
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And the arena EXPLODES as the emphatic guitar chords blare over the PA system and out on to the stage comes the charismatic Paul London, who is visibly excited ahead of the biggest opportunity in his young career. London sports Red, White and Blue three quarter length shorts, with Black wrestling boots, as well as a white waistcoat covering his otherwise bare torso. London has a little smile on his face, but once he begins the walk down the ramp and he gets close to the ring, the smile slowly fades and eye contact is made with the vicious Irishman who remains in the far corner of the squared circle. On the way down the ramp, London high fives the fans at ringside before circling the ring, continuing to slap hands with the lucky spectators. The Texas born high flyer then climbs up the ring steps and on to the apron, before hopping in to the ring.

Michael Cole:
Well whatever Finlay brings to the dance in terms of strength, brutality and experience, this young man from Austin, Texas - Paul London - brings in speed, agility, excitement and heart. Paul has only been here in the WWE a little over two years and in all honesty, Tazz, he has yet to make a huge impression. But maybe, just maybe, tonight could be the breakout night for that young kid right there, Paul London.

Tazz: I have to admit, I am a huge Paul London fan, but I just don't see it. This kid is so young, so exciting and has so much potential... And that is the key word - Potential. In my professional opinion, he doesn't have the experience and the know-how to overcome Finlay tonight and in all honesty, Michael, I see him getting the hell beaten out of him tonight.

Michael Cole: Well you heard Paul on Friday Night on Smackdown - All his life he's been cast as the underdog. Never in his life has Paul London been the favourite going in to the match, and in his own words Tazz, he thrives under these circumstances. Paul London said that he performs best when he has something to prove and when he has doubters to silence and it is obvious that here tonight, at Judgement Day, Paul has a lot of doubters. Will Paul London be able to gain a measure of revenge after seeing as tag team partner and best friend spiked on his head? Will Paul London be able to break the glass ceiling and be more than "that kid from Austin, Texas"? Will Paul London be able to overcome Finlay, become the new United States Champion and achieve his life long dream?! Let's send it to Tony Chimel in the ring, for the introductions.

London is now in the ring and instead of performing his usual acrobatics of backflipping off of the middle rope, Paul seems a lot more focused, as he simply takes off his waistcoat and throws it in to the crowd, before simply standing in his corner, locking eyes with one of the most brutal men in wrestling history. London's music dies down as a respectable "LETS GO LONDON" chant reverberates around the Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The bell then tolls three more times as Tony Chimel takes a step forward in the middle of the ring.

Tony Chimel: Ladies and Gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for one fall... And is for the WWE United States Championship!

Huge Pop!

Tony Chimel: Introducing first, the challenger! He comes to us from Austin, Texas... He weighed in this morning at 178 and 3/8 pounds... He is... PAAAAUULLLLLL LONNNNNNNNDOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNN!

The crowd goes berzerk as London spins in to the middle of the ring and raises his left arm high in the air with an appreciative smile on his face, before returning back to his corner.

Tony Chimel: And now, introducing his opponent. He is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, weighing in this morning at 238 pounds... He is the reigning and defending WWE United States Champion... FIIIIIIINLAYYYYYYYYYYY!

The pops for London instantly turn in to heat, as the wily veteran keeps his cold, blue eyes locked on his challenger, still not paying any attention to the reaction he's getting. The referee for the match, Charles Robinson, then holds the prestigious championship belt high in the air, before showing it to Paul London who looks down on the beautifully designed championship and gracefully touching it, and then showing it to the champion, who firmly slaps his belt. Chimel exits the ring and takes a seat at ringside, and Robinson returns back to the center of the ring before calling for the bell!



Opening Match | Singles Contest | 30 Minute Time Limit
WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP

'WWE United States Champion' FINLAY vs. PAUL LONDON
(Should Finlay lose via Disqualification or Count Out, he still loses the United States Championship)

The bell tolls, the crowd are alight with excitement and hope, all whilst Finlay and London stare holes straight through one another, neither man moving a muscle. The two slowly inch towards one another in the middle of the ring, London being the more tentative, before they clash in a collar and elbow tie up. As you would expect, the stronger, heavier and more aggressive Finlay gets the advantage, as he backs Paul in to the corner until Charles Robinson gets in the middle of it to separate it, using his five count. Finlay lets go of the hold, but on the way out, drills Paul with a stinging overhand chop to the chest - The sound of which echoes throughout the arena and the crowd lets out a collective "ooooh", and London grasps his chest in agony. London winces but returns back to the center of the ring, where Finlay is stood.

The champion and challenger once again meet in the middle with another collar and elbow tie up, which once again Finlay gets the better of, and pushes London back in to the turnbuckle. Similarly, the referee gets in between the two men, and on the way out, Finlay SLAPS London across the face! Pure disrespect shown from the champion as the challenger understandably clutches his jaw, and looks to the crowd who are shitting all over the Northern Irishman. After a couple of moments to regain his focus, London returns back to the center of the ring, as Finlay raises his arms for another collar and elbow tie up. However this time, London ducks underneath the arms and manages to get Finlay in to a waistlock from behind, but the grizzly veteran wraps his legs around the left leg of London and falls to the mat, causing London to hit the deck. Finlay quickly spins out and on top of London, before lightly slapping London around the back of the head, simply embarrassing the challenger and trying to get in to his head.

Finlay happily enough gets back on to his feet, leaving London on the mat to bathe in the embarrassment. Finlay backs off and steps back in hos corner, bouncing on his toes, as London quickly hops back on to his feet - Its obvious London's anger and frustration is slowly but surely building, as he instantly rushes back in to Finlay. Paul sprints in to Finlay, but the Champion sidesteps London, who crashes sternum first in the turnbuckle, before Finlay gets the back waist lock and takes London to the mat with a belly to back take down and spinning over London in to a front facelock. Finlay pushes his hips towards the mat, making it even harder for London to escape, as the Irish brute wrenches and twists on the neck and head of the challenger. London begins to breathe a lot heavier than before as the air is slowly but surely being squeezed out of his head, all the while the Champion gazes amongst the thousands of fans, shout obscenities to them to gain even more of a negative reaction, as if that was possible. Paul then smashes his legs on the canvas in an attempt to rile the crowd up and make a comeback, and it eventually works, as a "LONDON" chant surfaces. Paul slowly manages to make it up on to both knees, as the face of Finlay slowly turns from that of confidence and cockiness to that of surprise and a little bit of worry. As the support from the crowd grows, as does the comeback from the challenger, as he eventually makes it on to one knee and then on to his feet. The champion transitions in to a sideheadlock, before London pushes Finlay off of him and in to the ropes. On the rebound, Paul leaps over Finlay who carries on running, and on the second rebound, Finlay uses his weight and power to knock London back to the ground with a stiff shoulder tackle, before returning back to the front face lock, much to the disappointment of the crowd who though London was going to make a comeback.

The US Champion once again twists and torques London's neck in positions that even cause the audience and fans to wince in pain. The claps and stomps from the fans in attendance once again play their part, as despite Finlay's best efforts, London manages to get back on to his feet and once again pushes Finlay off in to the ropes. On the rebound, London hits the canvas and Finlay hops over, and on the second rebound London ducks his head seemingly looking for a back body drop, but the inexperience comes in to play and Finlay connects with a stiff kick to the face of an unaware challenge, before shooting for the double leg takedown - which he gets - and this time grounding Paul with an arm trap triangle choke, a move similar to CM Punk's Anaconda Vice. We can see the Belfast Brawler leaning back with all of his weight on London's neck and lower back, as Paul lets out a yelp of agony, before we see a sick, sadistic, toothy grin from the champion who is firmly in control of this match and has been since the beginning. We hear and see Finlay wrenching on the neck and spine of Paul, screaming and demanding for the challenger to tap, as Charles Robinson dives over and gets in the face of Paul, asking if he does indeed want to submit - But the heart and courage of London prevails, refusing to give up in the biggest match of his life.

After one huge tug on the triangle choke, and with London still refusing to give up, Finlay decides to let go and go back to the drawing board. Finlay picks London up and drills him with a vicious back elbow, rocking Paul who stumbles in to the turnbuckle. The Irishman follows up with an open hand slap to the face of London and FIVE solid shoulder thrusts in to the sternum of the challenger, driving the wind out of the youngster, who seems to be really hurting a the minute. Finlay follows up with two back elbows to the side of the head of Paul, before backing off in to the middle of the ring and charging towards Paul with his arm out wide, looking for a clothesline... BUT PAUL GETS HIS FOOT UP! London catches Finlay with the boot, and as the Champion staggers out of the corner and back in to the center of the ring, London hops on to the middle rope... He jumps of... HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN!

The crowd instantly comes alive as London begins to build some momentum. After the headscissor, Finlay rolls out of the ring, still feeling the affects of the boot to the jaw. London eyes up Finlay on the outside, as he begins a clap, and the audience joins in, giving London even more support. London bounces off of the rope... BASEBALL SLIDE?! NO! FINLAY LIFTS THE RING'S SIDE CURTAIN AND TRAPS LONDON IN BETWEEN THEN RING FRAME AND THE CURTAIN! London is defenceless as Finlay unorthodox-ly traps him, as he begins to rain down on the challenger with clubbing forearms and brutal knee strikes, frustrated that London got the better of him - albeit it just lasting a couple of seconds. The referee exits the ring and backs Finlay away before helping London get out, but the damage has already been done. Paul crumbles in to a heap at the feet of the champion, who picks him up by the hair... AND THROWS HIM IN TO THE BARRICADE! London is thrown that damn hard in to the security barricade that he comes off of his feet and connects shoulder first in to the solid barricade, before falling directly on the previously worked-on neck and upper back region. Finlay doesn't waste any time, as he picks London up and props him up against the barrier, before once again drilling him in the side of the head with a back elbow, and then viciously whipping London spine first in to the side of the ring!

The arrogant champion gazes amongst the crowd and lets of off another sick, toothy grin before re-entering and exiting the ring to break up Robinson's 10 count. Finlay picks up an almost-lifeless London and connects with a boot to the stomach, and then drags him to the steel steps... AND SMASHES PAUL'S FACE IN TO THE COLD, REMORSELESS STEEL STEPS... NOT ONCE, NOT TWICE... HELL, NOT EVEN THREE TIMES! Finlay DRILLS London's face in to the steel steps six times, and he just simply lets go of London, who once again crumbles in to a lifeless heap on the arena floor. The Champion once again breaks up the referee's count and goes straight back to work. After laying in a couple of boots to the upper back and shoulders, the Brawler once again drags Paul up to his feet... PAUL LONDON IS BUSTED WIDE OPEN! We see the thick, red blood trickle down the face of the challenger, as the crowd "ooh" and "ahh" in what seems to be a mix of shock, horror, disbelief and disgust in Finlay's actions and the damage he has caused. However, as expected, the sight of blood creates a blossoming, shit-eating grin on the face of the ruthless Champion, who continues the assault.

Finlay kicks London in the midsection, before Irish Whipping London all the way down the length of the ring in to the barricade... BUT LONDON HURDLES OVER THE BARRICADE! The crowd are in amazement as Paul shows some life! London turns around and puts his hands on the barricade, as Finlay comes jogging towards Paul... London leapfrogs on to the security barrier... SOMERSAULT SENTON ON TO AN ONCOMING FINLAY, STRAIGHT IN TO THE BARELY-PROTECTED FLOOR! London instantly leaps on to his feet, as the rush of adrenaline has hit him like a tonne of bricks, and the crowd are loving every second of it! London enters the ring, and looks towards the opposite ropes... He rushes towards them... TOPE CON HILO ON TO FINLAY AND THE CROWD EXPLODE! THE SIGHT OF A DEEPLY WOUNDED AND BUSTED OPEN PAUL LONDON, ACTUALLY IN CONTROL OVER A MAN WHO IS 60 POUNDS THE HEAVIER AND OVER 25 YEARS THE MORE EXPERIENCED!

Despite the sudden surge of energy, London remains focused and is quick to pick up Finlay and roll him in to the ring, and he wisely makes the cover... 1...2...Kick out! Finlay gets the shoulder up, but London quickly goes back to work. He picks the champion up and props him in the corner, mounts the second turnbuckle and ROCKS Finlay with stiff rights to the temple, as the crowd chant along with how many punches are thrown... HOWEVERRRR, after the sixth punch, Finlay wraps his arms around the legs of London, spins around and sits London on the top turnbuckle... BEFORE SENDING HIM CRASHING AND BURNING ON TO THE ARENA FLOOR WITH A DISCUS ELBOW, DAMN NEAR KNOCKING LONDON OUT COLD! PAUL FALLS BACK FIRST OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLE, BOUNCING OFF OF THE APRON AND ON TO THE FLOOR! The viciousness, the ruthlessness and the brutality shown by the Champion, who only receives unfathomable amounts of heat from the Phoenix faithful.

The relentless Irishman continues with the beatdown, as he quickly steps through the ropes and gets straight back to work on the bloody, battered and beaten Paul London. Finlay smashes Paul's head in to the ring apron, before rolling him back in the ring, knowing a count out would still result in Paul becoming the United States Champion. Once back in the ring, Finlay pins an unconscious London... IT'S GOTTA BE OVER...!

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NO! LONDON JUST ABOUT MANAGES TO GET HIS SHOULDER UP! CHARLES ROBINSON'S HAND WAS LITERALLY A QUARTER OF AN INCH AWAY FROM CONNECTING WITH THE CANVAS, AND SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY, LONDON MANAGED TO SCRAPE HIS SHOULDER UP. THE HEART AND COURAGE OF PAUL LONDON IS UN'FRICKIN'BELIEVABLE!

The face of Finlay tells the entire story, as he stares deep in to the eyes of the referee in disbelief. Robinson holds up the two fingers to Finlay, signalling it was ONLY a two count. And as if it were possible, the close call has only pissed the Irishman off even more, who cuts his throat with his thumb, telling everybody that it's game over for Paul London and that his dream of becoming the WWE United States Champion is over! Finlay slides out of the ring... AND RIPS THE PROTECTIVE MAT OFF OF ARENA FLOOR, EXPOSING ONLY CONCRETE! The Champion then reaches inside of the ring and drags London's motionless corpse on to the outside, despite Robinson's best efforts to stop him. Finlay drives the wind out of Paul's stomach with a boot to the midsection, before putting London's head in between his legs...

FINLAY IS GOING TO PILEDRIVER PAUL LONDON ON TO THE BARE CONCRETE, JUST LIKE HE DID TO PAUL'S BEST FRIEND, BRIAN KENDRICK! THE CROWD ARE GOING INSANE, RAINING DOWN ON FINLAY WITH INSANE AMOUNTS OF HEAT! FINLAY WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND THE MIDSECTION OF LONDON... HE PULLS BACK...

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BACK BODY DROPS TO FINLAY ON THE EXPOSED CONCRETE FLOOR! THE CHAMPION CRASHES SPINE FIRST ON TO THE CONCRETE, BUT HAS IT TAKEN THE VERY LAST OUNCE OF ENERGY FROM PAUL LONDON TO DO THAT! FINLAY SCREAMS IN AGONY AS A "LONDON" CHANT SHAKES THE ARENA TO IT'S CORE, AND THE REFEREE BEGINS HIS TEN COUNT!

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At seven, both men manage to scratch and claw their way back in to the ring, before meeting each other in the middle and exchanging stiff forearm shots to the temple of one another. Finlay manages to gain the advantage, as he backs London in to the ropes and whips him in to the opposite ropes. London ducks a wild clothesline and on the return, Finlay ducks his head... SUNSET FLIP FROM LONDON.... NO! Finlay uses his weight to stay on his feet, he drops down t his knee and makes the pin fall attempt...

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NO! Paul London manages to power out, somehow, someway! Finlay is now like a man possessed - In his estimation, this match has taken far too long and far too much effort, as he looks to finally put this match to rest. Finlay ducks a wild swing from London, gets the back waist-lock... OVER HEAD RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! LONDON CRASHES AND BURNS ON HIS DAMAGED NECK! London rolls back in to the corner of the ring and slowly uses the ropes to get himself back to his feet in the turnbuckle, as Finlay comes charging towards him with a full head of steam... LONDON LEAPS OVER FINLAY, WHO CRASHES SHOULDER FIRST IN TO THE STEEL RING POST! LONDON ROLLS FINLAY UP!

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THREEEEEE!

YES! PAUL LONDON HAS DONE IT! PAUL LONDON HAS BECOME THE NEW UNITED STATES CHAMPION!
Winner: And NEWWWWW WWE United States Champion - PAUL LONDON - via Pinfall @ 10:39


THE ARENA FUCKING EXPLODES! NOBODY CAN BELIEVE IT! OUT OF NOWHERE, AFTER GETTING THE HELL KICKED OUT OF HIM FOR ALMOST 10 MINUTES STRAIGHT, PAUL LONDON - THE YOUNG KID FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS - HAS ACHIEVED HIS BOYHOOD DREAMS AND HAS BECOME THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!

After the three count was made, London lets go of the schoolboy roll up and instantly rolls out of the ring to get out of the way of Finlay, who is immediately up to his feet, grasping his shoulder in pain, and already shouting abuse at the youngster that just embarrassed him on Pay-Per-View! The busted-open Paul London staggers back and trips over his own feet on the ramp, due to fatigue and the beating he has taken, as Charles Robinson sprints over to him with his newly won United States Championship of the world. Paul slowly makes his way up the ramp, busted open from ear to ear, but still with an elated smile on his face, as he holds his newly won championship belt high in the air for all to see! The final shot we see is an absolutely thrilled Paul London, still with blood trickling down his face and down his chest, raising the beautiful and prestigious United States Championship high above his head at the top of the ramp, whilst his music blares across the PA system!

WHAT A MOMENT!


Judge's Scorecard

Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge #1
FluxCapacitor
REALISM: 9/10
DESCRIPTION: 9/10
FINISH: 9/10
OVERALL: 27/30

FEEDBACK: You did well in portraying London as the underdog here while also making Finlay look like a beast coming into this match. Plus, kudos to you for using Charles Robinson But anyway, the backstory is what I really liked about this entry. The match was a good balance of in-ring action and crowd reaction plus you had some cool spots along with it. Only thing I would complain about is probably getting some reaction from Finlay after the match, didn't know what he was feeling after the match but I think we all know anyway. Definitely a strong entry here, good job!
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FluxCapacitor
Realism: 9/10
Description: 8/10
Finish: 9/10
Final: 26/30
Notes: Played off Finlay and London great in this. Loved the call back spot to the Kendrick piledriver. Finlay absolutely owns at being in control and you showed that off well here. The writing itself was very good as well. Felt the finish came out of nowhere which was a very good thing in this style of match. Good stuff!
Overall: 53/60

Spoiler for ChainGangRed's entry:

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Originally Posted by ChainGangRed
Just a heads up to the judges. Due to this match taking place in Japan, the referee is more hesitant to disqualify (since Japanese fans would feel insulted from a DQ finish) and count out is 20 instead of 10. Thanks.

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Backstory: Sarah Stock...Dark Angel...Sarita...whichever name this 33 year old talent is going by, she has proved to be a serious force in women's wrestling. Returning to Japan after a lengthy break, focusing on her career in USA and Mexico, she has decided to return to Japan and specifically she has decided to come to Oz Academy. The realm of many of the top stars of past and present, Oz Academy is a true testing ground for those who want to claim to be the best...This is where her opponent comes in...The King Kong of Japan...

AJA KONG!

A 26 year veteran of the sport, Aja Kong is one of the most feared women in professional wrestling. Weight at 227 pounds...this Hall of Famer has proved to a dominating force and has become a highly decorated competitor.

This is Sarah Stock's chance now to prove that she is more than just another wrestler and to catapult her career, but can she overcome her greatest foe yet?

THE LINES ARE DRAWN!

THE WAR IS SET!

AJA KONG...DARK ANGEL

!!!SHINING STAR VERSUS RISING STAR!!!

“The Hellion/Electric Eye” hits and Aja Kong comes out from the back in a blue outfit, her black Nikes, and her signature silver spiked robe. She also has one of her aluminum cans with her as she makes her way down to the ring, getting some respectful claps from the audience. Aja Kong steps through the ropes and goes to her corner to await “Dark Angel” Sarah Stock.

“Darky (Machine Mix)” starts to play and out from the back Dark Angel comes running out from the back in a blue top with green zigzags on it and a matching pair of pants. She raises her hand to the crowd before bursting down to the ring and sliding, but as she gets up, AJA KONG THROWS HER ALUMINUM CAN AT ANGEL’S HEAD!

Oz Academy
Korakuen Hall; Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Aja Kong vs. Dark Angel


The referee calls for the bell to start the match while the crowd “OOOOOOOH!”’s at Aja Kong’s actions and Kong takes off her robe. Aja isn’t through though as she picks up the can while Angel is climbing up to her feet and SMASHES IT over her head! The referee is trying to get Aja Kong to stop her assault on Dark Angel with the foreign object, but Kong completely ignores her and waits for Angel to make her way back to her feet. Kong steps back into the ropes and bounces off, running into Angel and cracks her in the head again with the can! She then throws her can to the outside and gives the fans the bras d'honneur and the bird before turning her attention back to Dark Angel...WHO HAS A LINE OF BLOOD COMING DOWN FROM THE TOP OF HER HEAD!

Aja Kong walks over to Angel and stomps are her head, a second time, and third time trying to open up her wound before pulling Angel up to her feet by her hair. Kong lifts her arm up and then drives it down into Angel’s wound, making Angel stagger back and Kong chases after her, connecting with another elbow to her head. Angel falls back into the ropes and the wound has definitely opened up wider as more blood comes streaming down her face. Kong grabs Angel’s arm and hooks it around the top rope and does the same with her other arm before connects with a STIFF knife edge chop to the chest, making Angel scream in pain and lean forward. Kong swings her arm up and connects with a throat strike, making Angel spring her upper body back up, allowing Kong to strike her again with another chop to the chest! The powerhouse continues the onslaught, running to the ropes behind her, before returning with a HUGE clothesline…SENDING DARK ANGEL OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE FLOOR!

The ring side crew comes running over to attend to Dark Angel, one with a towel to wipe the blood off of her face. While this is going on, Aja Kong decides to follow after her opponent, climbing through the ropes and jumping down to the floor. Kong starts pushing medical personnel out of her way while she picks up Angel to her feet by the arm and then WHIPS HER INTO THE BARRICADE! Aja then delivers a shoot kick to Angel’s midsection, and another, and another. Angel seems to be completely out of it and the referee has counted down to five so far since the action has spilt out of the ring.

Aja Kong takes advantage of your downed opponent, reaching over the barricade, and grabbing a table that is sitting in the front row. She places the table at ring side and grabs Angel by the hair before putting her in a standing headscissors. Kong lets out a primal roar while she pulls up Angel onto her shoulder and runs to the table…AND GETS A HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN, SENDING KONG CRASHING INTO THE SIDE OF THE TABLE!

The crowd applauds Dark Angel for her ability to pull off a last second save for herself and she tries to recover, but Aja Kong is quickly behind her with kicks to the back. Angel staggers her way to the ring while Kong chases her down with kicks and then Angel climbs into the ring at the eleven count, but Kong grabs Angel by the foot and starts pulling her back out with her. Angel clings onto the bottom rope for her life while Kong keeps yanking on her by her legs. Angel kicks her feet loose from Kong’s grip and climbs to the center of the ring. Aja Kong pulls herself back into the ring at the thirteen count and climbs through the ropes to come after Dark Angel.

Kong walks over to Angel and grabs her hair, but Angel fires away with a punch to the midsection, which Kong no sells. Angel punches her again, but gets another no sell. Kong gets Angel up to her feet and whips her chest first into the corner. Kong walks to the other corner and targets up on her opponent, charges at her, but Angel quickly jumps up onto the top ropes and FLIPS BACK WITH A MOONSAULT…ONLY FOR KONG TO CATCH HER AND HER STRAIGHT INTO THE CORNER!

Dark Angel gets trapped in a tree of woe position in the corner and her monster opponent isn’t letting the opportunity slide as she unleashes shoot kick after shoot kick into Angel’s midsection. After getting hit with five kicks, Angel falls down to the mat before Kong grabs her by the arm and lifts her up, dragging her to the middle of the ring. Kong then grabs Angel by the back of the head, swings her arm back, AND CONNECTS WITH A STIFF LARIAT!

…Aja Kong goes for the cover…

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…Dark Angel gets her shoulder up!

Despite the abuse she has taken thus far, Angel shows she still has fight in her, which gets her a nice round of applause from the audience. Aja Kong on the other hand doesn’t seem pleased with the kick out, rolling Angel onto her stomach, and LOCKING IN AN STF! Dark Angel is stuck in the center of the ring, with Aja Kong cranking away violently on her neck, and her will to battle is being tested once again. Kong starts talking trash to Angel, but she is not deterred, trying to crawl her way to the ropes. The crowd starts to get behind Angel for her attempt to keep this match going forward while Kong continues to apply pressure to Angel’s leg and neck!

…Dark Angel makes her way closer to the ropes…

…She reaches her arm out…

…But her finger tips just miss the rope…

…She starts to pull closer…

…REACHES FOR THE ROPE…

…AJA KONG SNATCHES ANGEL’S ARM AS SHE REACHES FOR THE ROPE, RELEASES THE TOE HOLD, TRAPS HER ARM IN A LEG SCISSOR, AND APPLIES A CROSSFACE!

Angel is now stuck, just moments away from reaching the rope, now her only free arm is on the far side of the rope. Aja Kong starts getting more violent in verbal assault of Angel while she wretches back on her neck. Dark Angel is in COMPLETE agony in and it looks like it could all be over…BUT SHE SUDDENLY STARTS TRYING TO TURN HER BODY TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING!

…The Canadian Luchador pushes her way around…

…She lifts her leg up…

…AND GETS IT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!

THE REFEREE DEMANDS AJA KONG TO BREAK THE HOLD, BUT SHE SHOWS NO INTENTION, WRENCHING BACK WITH PURE ANGER ON ANGEL’S NECK! When the referee counts and gets to four, Aja Kong finally lets her opponent free, looking irritated with the ref for making her release it. She starts yelling at the referee, intimidating her, before she turns around to Dark Angel. Aja Kong grabs Angel’s arm and pulls her up to her feet, before whipping her into the ropes. When Angel returns, Kong throws a violent left hook…BUT ANGEL DUCKS IT, HOOKS KONG’S SHOULDER, SWINGS AROUND, AND CONNECTS WITH A FLOAT-OVER DDT!

The crowd lets out a huge pop while Angel makes the cover!

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Aja Kong kicks out!

Dark Angel pulls herself up, looking to have caught a second wind, and she rubs the blood on her face away from her eyes before turning her attention to Aja Kong who is making her way back up to her feet. Dark Angel runs to the corner and climbs up onto the turnbuckle before leaping off and bringing Kong back down with a diving crossbody! Angel then quickly gets back to her feet and goes to the apron, signals for Kong to get back up, jumps onto the top rope, and springboards off…CONNECTING WITH DROPKICK! Aja Kong waves her arms trying to keep her balance and she does! But Angel quickly scatters to her feet, runs to the ropes, and connects with a second dropkick, this time sending Kong into a sitting position against the ropes. The crowd is now getting pumped up along with Angel. Angel kisses her hand and does her signature hand signal to the crowd before charging at Kong and smacks her with a knee to the face, knocking Aja’s upper body through the bottom two ropes. Angel looks to capitalize as she grabs the top rope, slingshots herself over it, and connects with a leg drop across her chest!

Angel slides off the apron and to the ringside area before she notices in the table lying sideways on the outside and looks to get some payback on Kong. She grabs the table, puts it back upright, and pulls it right next to Aja Kong. Angel then slides back into the ring and pushes the rest of Kong’s body through the ropes and onto the apron. Angel then leans over the ropes and applies a three-quarter facelock to lift up Kong to her feet. Angel kicks Kong in the midsection, then runs to the ropes behind her, rebounds, charges at Kong…AND GETS A JUMPING KNEE TO THE FACE! Angel staggers around looking dazed before Kong snatches her through the top two ropes, pulls her out onto the apron, and puts her in a standing headscissors. Kong lifts Angel up into position for a powerbomb, turns towards the tables, lifts her up…BUT ANGEL ROLLS BEHIND KONG, BACK INTO THE RING, RUNS TO THE ROPES, BOUNCES OFF, AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK, MAKING KONG FALL OFF THE APRON AND ONTO THE TABLE…IT DOESN’T BREAK!

Angel is seen in the ring shaking her head and getting back up to her feet, she then runs towards Kong, DIVES OVER THE ROPES, AND HITS KONG WITH A SOMERSAULT SENTON THROUGH THE TABLE! The roof comes off The Hall in excitement while both Angel and Kong lay motionless in the table debris.

The referee starts counting out both women…


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…Angel rolls Kong into the ring and then slides in with a cover.

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AJA KONG GETS HER SHOULDER UP!

The crowd applauds Kong for the last minute kick out and Dark Angel rolls off Kong and screams in frustration. Angel pulls herself up and then grabs, pulling her up to her feet. Angel plants a stiff forearm to Kong’s head, making her stumble back, chases after her, and gives her another forearm shot making Kong rock closer to the corner. Angel then jumps up and connects with a dropkick which sends Kong falling into the corner, the top rope turnbuckle barely keeping her up. Angel then walks over to the other side of the ring before charging at Kong and hits her with a STIFF clothesline! Angel then, in one swift motion, wraps her arm around Kong’s head, turns to the center of the ring, runs forward, and drives Kong face first into the mat with a bulldog.

ANGEL MAKES THE COVER!

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AJA KONG GETS HER SHOULDER UP AGAIN!

Angel rolls off of Kong and starts pounding her fists against the mat. After she calms herself down, she drags Kong to her feet, kicks her in the midsection, runs to the ropes, and goes for a sunset flip…BUT KONG STAYS ON HER FEET! KONG JUMPS UP WITH ANGEL SHAKING HER HEAD IN TERROR AS KONG COMES BACK DOWN AND SMASHES HER WITH A SEATED SENTON!

Kong sits on Angel for the cover!

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DARK ANGEL GETS HER SHOULDER UP!

Angel is able to survive after the surprise counter from Kong, but her momentum is gone. Kong stands up and then picks up Angel to her feet. Kong then whips Angel into the turnbuckle, charges at her, and hits a HUGE SPLASH! Kong then grabs Angel by the hair and snapmares her into the center of the ring. Angel lies flat out in the middle of the ring while Kong turns her attention back to the corner, climbing up to the top rope. Kong then looks back at Angel and dives back…DIVING BACK ELBOW CONNECTS, GETTING A LOUD REACTION FROM THE AUDIENCE!

KONG HOOKS THE LEG!

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“DARK ANGEL” SARAH STOCK RISES HER SHOULDER OFF THE MAT!

The crowd once again becomes unglued as Dark Angel shows no signs of quit. Aja Kong starts yelling at the referee and then pushes her to the side before grabbing Angel. Kong lifts up Angel to her feet and then whips her into the ropes and on the return CONNECTS with the double chop! Kong waves her arms from side to side, taunting Angel, before dropping down and covering her again.

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ANGEL ROLLS HER SHOULDER OFF THE MAT!

Aja Kong is now fuming! She starts trash talking Angel again and violently pulls her up. Kong then runs to the ropes with Angel, throws her chest first into the top rope, making Angel flip backwards with the momentum leading her to roll onto her feet BEFORE KONG COMES CHARGING AT HER WITH A BICYCLE KICK…LAYING HER OUT! Kong doesn’t go for the cover though. Wanting to wear down her opponent further, Kong drops her knee across the skull of Angel. Kong then gets up and drops another knee, gets up, and drops a third knee! She then pulls Angel by the hair into a standing headscissors, grabs her waist, pulls her up, AND HITS HER WITH A PILEDRIVER! The momentum from the impact causes Angel to bounce out of Kong’s grip and to her…

Kong goes for the cover!

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THE REFEREE POINTS OUT TO KONG THAT DARK ANGEL’S FOOT IS ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! HOW MUCH PUNISHMENT CAN ANGEL TAKE???

The crowd is on their feet in excitement, but Kong gets up, turns to the crowd, and gives them another arm and finger, getting heat. She the walks over to Dark Angel, steps on her hair, grabs both of her legs, and starts yanking up on Angel’s legs PULLING ANGEL’S HAIR WITH HER BOOT! The Japanese King Kong just laughs to herself as she pulls up on Angel, torturing the brave warrior for continuing on with the match. The referee starts pulling on Kong trying to make her spot and eventually she does, before THREATENING TO PUNCH THE REFEREE! Kong gets even more heat from the audience for her actions, while we see Angel slowly pulling herself up to her feet, and the crowd is going crazy. Kong seems to be too distracted, letting out her pent up anger on the referee, as Angel begins to make her way behind her foe…BUT KONG SPINS AROUND WITH A URAKEN

…SARAH STOCK DUCKS IT…

…KONG COTINUES HER MOMENTUM AND SLAP’S ANGEL IN THE ACROSS THE FACE SENDING HER BACK DOWN TO THE MAT!

Kong plants her foot on Angel’s chest for the pin…

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ANGEL GETS HER SHOULDER UP!

Kong doesn’t waste time, as she can smell blood in the water…Kong starts unloading with stiff kicks to Angel’s skull, seemingly to knock her unconscious. After three kicks, Kong pulls up Angel to her feet, gets behind Angel, stickers her head under her arm…BACK SUPLEX!

…NO!

Angel is able to flip back, sending Kong crashing down to the mat while she lands on her feet! Kong quickly recovers though, getting up to her feet and charging at Angel while she is trying to regroup…BUT GETS HIT WITH A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX OUT OF NOWHERE!

DARK ANGEL BRIDGES AJA KONG FOR THE PIN…

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KONG KICKS OUT! The crowd gives the two competitors a round of applause and an “Angel” chant starts up among the crowd. Dark Angel rolls away from Kong and gets back up to her feet, now having a chance to regroup herself, while Kong rolls onto all fours. Angel starts signaling for Kong to get up and Kong gets up on a knee…BEFORE CHARGING AT ANGEL, LIFTING HER UP, AND RAMMING HER RIGHT INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! A big gasp releases from Angel as she hits the turnbuckle and immediately Kong picks her up and places her on the top rope. Kong climbs up onto the middle rope, puts her head under Angel’s arm and grabs her waist…we might being seeing the AVALANCHE NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX!!!...BUT ANGEL QUICKLY GRABS KONG’S ARM, TURNS OVER THE TOP ROPE, AND LOCKS AN ARMBAR WITH ONLY KONG’S ARM SUPPORTING HER! Kong starts yelling in pain, but is able to quickly shake Angel off her arm due to poor positioning. Angel goes crashing down onto the apron while Kong shakes out her arm!

Dark Angel pulls herself up using the ropes and Aja Kong comes charging at Angel…only for Angel to duck down and thrust her shoulder into Kong’s midsection. Angel then grabs Kong’s waist over the top rope, flips forward, and rolls her up with a sunset flip!

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Dark Angel starts pulling herself up, but is quickly met with a boot to the chest as Kong shoots her leg out forward. Kong then gets off the mat and punches Angel with a loud crack echoing to the front row! Kong then grabs Angel into a three-quarter facelock…pulls her towards the center of the ring…lifts her up for the SHEERDROP BRAINBUSTER…BUT ANGEL SLIDES OUT BEHIND KONG!

Aja Kong turns around right into a mule kick to the midsection! Angel then puts Kong in a standing headscissor…signals to the crowd…double-underhook…KONG FLIPS ANGEL BEHIND HER AND TO THE MAT! Kong then raises up her arms and yells…grabs her gloves…AND THROWS THEM OFF! Aja Kong then snatches Angel by her hair…pulls her up to her feet…SPINS AROUND…URAKEN!!!

BUT ONCE AGAIN ANGEL DUCKS…ROLLS BEHIND KONG…KONG TURNS AROUND…RIGHT INTO A SITOUT JAWBREAKER! Kong loses her balance and takes a few steps back before coming at Angel, but Angel connects with a toe kick to the midsection. Angel puts Kong back into the standing headscissors…immediately double-underhooks Kong…FLIPS HER UP…AND CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK SITOUT POWERBOMB!

THE CROWD COMES TO THEIR FEET AS ANGEL HOLDS KONG IN PLACE FOR THE PIN AND LETS OUT A LONG EXHALE.

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"DARK ANGEL" SARAH STOCK HAS OVERCOME JAPAN'S KING KONG!

WINNER @ 15:48…DARK ANGEL VIA PINFALL!


Judge's Scorecard

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Originally Posted by Judge #1
ChainGangRed
REALISM: 6/10
DESCRIPTION: 6/10
FINISH: 5/10
OVERALL: 17/30

FEEDBACK: I'll be honest with you, I don't know much about Japanese wrestling so I was glad you included a little heads-up for us at the beginning. I'm impressed with your knowledge of Japanese wrestling though. However, I just can't see this as an upset match. Sure Sarita pulled off the win but I didn't think it was believable. You wrote parts where Kong no-selled some moves so that was good, atleast we had some reasoning. But there was a part where Kong went through a table and completely no-selled it, she went back to the ring and went after Sarita. There wasn't much reaction either from the crowd, from the referee, from anyone. We got tidbits of reaction but the rest was just, “Kong did this, Sarita did that.” Now I know the length of time for the match was included but I don't think a match that went about sixteen minutes is an upset. Maybe keep it at around 8-12 minutes and you'll be fine. It's just that writing a women's match hurt you a lot and having it be about Japanese Women's Wrestling who no one really follows on the forums just hurts you a lot even more.
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ChainGangRed:
Realism: 7/10
Description: 8/10
Finish: 7/10
Final: 22/30
Notes: Honestly, I’m not familiar with Japanese woman’s wrestling. So that threw me off quite a bit here. Your description helped immerse me in the match to a degree, that definitely helped and the writing itself was very good. The finish was interesting. It’s not every day you see an underdog win with a powerbomb. Good work though and a very interesting choice!
Overall: 49/60

Winner: Flux Capacitor!

Match #4 - N-Zone vs Melvis

Spoiler for N-Zone's entry:
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TNA Impact Wrestling
TNA Television Championship Match
Bully Ray vs. Kazarian ©

”Kaz” hits in the Impact Zone and a decent sized pop bursts out from the thousand or so fans in attendance as Kazarian climbs the steps onto the stage and lifts up his left arm in a pose for the fans.

Christy Hemme: The following match-up on Impact Wrestling is scheduled for one fall and it’s for the Television Championship. Introducing first, from Anaheim, California, weighing in at two hundred and fourteen pounds… it’s the Television Champion, Kazarian!

Kazarian starts to make his way down the entrance ramp, nodding his head along to his theme song, pointing at his TV Championship belt and generally getting himself pumped up for his upcoming bout. Kazarian reaches the end of the ramp and turns to some of the fans by the guardrail close to the ring steps and gives out a few high fives when all of a sudden we see the ring apron cover fly open behind him and Bully Ray scurries out! Kazarian’s back is turned to this and as the fans he’s by hurriedly point behind him, it’s too little, too late and Ray ambushed Kaz from behind, clubbing him down to the floor with a nasty clothesline!

Mike Tenay: What the hell is this, Taz?! Bully Ray was hiding under the ring…? What’s the matter with this guy?

Taz: Well jeez, Mike… I gotta agree in principle but hell, I’ll tip my hat to the Bully, it’s a pretty smart move and he executed it perfectly, getting the jump start on this match.


Bully Ray continues to stomp and kick away at the fallen Kazarian as the boo’s rain down on him from around the Impact Zone. Referee Brian Hebner is standing in the ring and leaning out between the top and middle rope, shouting towards the two men to take the fight into the ring. Ray turns around and yells “kiss my ass, zebra!” right in Hebner’s face. Hebner continues to yell right at Ray, urging him to take the battle into the squared circle and continually points to his referee’s uniform in an effort to try and show who’s in charge. Kazarian starts to stumble up to his feet and throws a couple punches at the gut of Ray, stopping him in his tracks. Kazarian gets fully up to his feet and goes to throw a big right hand but Ray quickly low blows him! Totally legal as the match has yet to begin and the smile on Ray’s face shows that he fully knows that. Bully takes off the TNA TV Title belt from around the waist of the champion and then holds it up in the air to a huge amount of heat from the audience. Kazarian is down on the ringside mats in a great deal of pain and we hear some of the fans in the front row yell at Bully Ray that he sucks, prompting the big man to turn his attention to them and get into a yelling match. Bully shouts at them to shut their mouths before dragging a crawling Kazarian up to his vertical base and rolling him under the bottom rope and into the ring. Bully then hops up onto the ring apron and stands tall, raising his arms in the air and posing to the audience to a loud amount of boos from the crowd. Bully enters the ring through the ropes and shouts at Brian Hebner “Ya happy now, bitch?” and a furious looking Hebner shouts back towards Ray and then finally orders the bell to be rung and the contest is officially underway.

The bell may have rung but Hebner stops Ray from continuing his assault as the champion of television is still hurt in the corner and trying to gather himself for the fight he’s about to be in. The crowd starts to break out into a strong “Devon’s Better!” chant, which enrages Ray as soon as he hears it. The Bully turns around so he’s facing the corner turnbuckle and can get a good view of a lot of the crowd in attendance and starts to bark at them to shut up, only causing the fans to chant louder their opinion on Bully’s former tag team partners superiority. Ray is seemingly becoming increasingly enraged and steps out onto the ring apron, furiously pointing and yelling at the crowd to cease their chanting. As Bully’s in the process of this, Kazarian’s had time to recover and quickly runs across the ring and hits a dropkick to the back of Bully, sending him hurling forward and he smashes right into the steel barricade! Bully quickly drags himself back up, looking very dazed indeed, and as he does Kazarian flies right through the ropes and slams his right elbow right into the jaw of Ray – Elbow Suicida hits perfectly and the crowd explodes! Both men are now down at ringside and the referee doesn’t miss a beat in going for the count – one… two… the crowd now joins in with a unanimous “three!”… “four!”… “five!” as Kazarian stands himself back up and looks towards the crowd with a very determined look etched across his face, and in the process drawing a pretty big pop. The Anaheim native pulls Ray up and rolls his massive 326lb frame under the bottom rope and back into the ring. Kazarian promptly jumps up to the ring apron and calls for Ray to get back up. Ray very slowly does and staggers towards Kazarian as he jumps up to the top rope and springboards in, hooks Bully by the head and drives him down to the canvas with a DDT! The champion goes for the cover, referee counts one… two… and no! Bully with a firm kick out.

Kaz stands himself up and lifts his right arm into the air a few times, waving towards the crowd and prompting them to give him some support, which they do with a mild cheer. Ray gets up and Kazarian runs over and immediately knocks him back down with a clothesline. Ray bolts right back up and Kaz answers with another clothesline and the Bully falls again. A third time Ray gets straight back to his feet and this time he successfully ducks Kaz’s third clothesline attempt, Kaz bounces back off the ropes and this time it’s Ray who goes for a clothesline, but the champ ducks underneath it, rockets back off the ropes and hits Ray with a picture perfect spinning heel kick! Kaz goes right for the cover, one… two… and Ray with another strong kick out! Kazarian doesn’t miss a beat and takes hold of Bully by the neck and lifts him up. Kaz then connects with a snapmare takeover and Ray is left in a sitting position, so Kazarian runs off the ropes and connects with a dropkick right to the face! Kaz goes for another pinfall attempt, Hebner counts one… two… and Ray again lifts his shoulder from the mat for a nearfall. Kazarian looks to keep his offensive momentum going and again picks Ray up, this time he Irish whips Ray into the corner turnbuckle and Ray hits it with a thud and lets out a pained, exasperated grunt. Without missing a beat Kaz rushes across the ring and goes for a corner splash, but Ray grabs hold of him mid-move and slams him down to the mat! Kazarian noticeably shouts out in pain and tends to his lower back, as that ate the brunt of the impact. Ray falters around a little bit, getting his bearings back as he holds onto the ring ropes. The Bully then seizes his regained advantage and mounts the fallen Kazarian, striking him in the head multiple times. Referee Hebner is not impressed with this action and starts to count Ray who stops punching Kaz at the count of four, avoiding a potential disqualification. Hebner admonishes Bully Ray who bluntly responds by yelling “shut your damn mouth, boy!”. The challenger for the TV title then mounts Kazarian again and begins to rain down with right hands to the head. Hebner counts faster this time and Ray quickly breaks just after the three and jumps up to his feet and shouts to Hebner “what the hell are ya doing?!”. Hebner once again reiterates just who exactly is in charge around here to a ticked off looking Bully Ray.

Ray moves back over to Kazarian and drops down, hitting a well placed elbow to the chest. Ray then picks Kaz up, scoops him up and slams him back to the canvas, following up the scoop slam with another elbow drop. Ray smiles at his handiwork and yells out to the Impact Zone audience “look at your hero now!”, drawing some strong heat from those in attendance. Kazarian starts to make it back up and Ray moves over, doubles him over with a kick to the midsection and then hoists him up by his side and drops him down with a side walk slam. Ray makes his first cover of the match-up, and it’s goes one…two.. and a kick out from Kaz. Ray yells out towards his opponent “Oh, what… you want more? You want more, huh?” and then begins to stomp away at the downed Kaz. Brian Hebner again utilizes his five count and Ray ceases his stomping at the count of four. An aggravated looking Ray hoists Kaz up and hits a hard headbutt to knock him right back down.


Mike Tenay: Oh man Taz, Bully Ray is in full control of this bout right now. He has got the match at just the pace he likes and he’s slowly dissecting the champion.

Kazarian is shown tending to his head while lying on the mat, looking totally rattled by the hit as Ray slowly saunters over to the corner of the ring opposite his opponent. Ray yells out “Who’s the greatest?!” to the crowd to a loudly negative response before leaning on the corner, looking up towards the ceiling and spitting out his chewing gum into the air, before then catching it again. Ray then smiles to himself as the crowd continues to voice their displeasure of his cocky antics. Kazarian has just about got back up by his point and starts to shuffle over to Ray and the Bully quickly bulrushes him and picks him up and drops him down to the mat with a Samoan drop. The challenger quickly makes the cover, one…two.. and Kazarian once again gets his shoulder up off the mat!

Bully Ray looks a little frustrated and pulls Kazarian up with him and then floors him with a short arm clothesline! Ray shouts out “I ain’t done wit’ him!” and then drags Kaz up, hoists him up and looks to go for a running powerslam, but Kazarian slips out of it. Bully turns around and Kaz cracks him in the skull with a enziguri! Kaz gathered his wits about him and then runs to the ropes and springs off the middle rope, landing on Bully with a springboard legdrop! The Californian goes for a cover, gets one, gets two, and Bully powers out of the pinfall attempt! Kazarian gets back up to a vertical base and yells out “Fade to Black!” to a big pop from the Impact Zone. Bully stumbles up to his feet and Kazarian hoists the big man up by his legs and has him in position to drop him down with the back-to-belly reverse piledriver but Ray managed to reverse the weight and get Kazarian up into a Powerbomb position! Bully goes to hit it but Kazarian manages to turn it around and slide down the back of Ray, rolling him up with a sunset flip! Referee Hebner counts one…two… and Bully just kicks out! The crowd are fired up at this point and the chant of “Let’s go Kaz!” breaks out. Bully Ray stumbles over into one of the corners and Brian Hebner is next to him checking on his condition. Kazarian doesn’t waste time and charges at the big man in the corner, only for Ray to pull the referee in the way! Kazarian puts the brakes on just in time and a frightened looking Hebner avoids getting knocked out. Kaz checks on the stunned Hebner and Ray seizes the opening and low blows Kazarian! Hebner didn’t see it! Ray quickly nails the hurt Kazarian with the Bully Cutter! Ray makes the cover and Hebner gets in position, there’s one… there’s two… Kazarian gets his right foot on the bottom rope but Hebner doesn’t notice it and he hits the mat for the three count! Bully’s stolen it!

Winner and NEW TNA Television Champion: Bully Ray

Christy Hemme: The winner of this bout and the NEW Television…

Suddenly ring announcer Christy Hemme gets cut off by the theme music of Sting! The crowd explodes and the General Manager of Impact Wrestling walks out! Sting’s got a microphone in hand and he doesn’t look pleased, as a confused Bully Ray stands in the ring with the TV Championship gold in his hand. The fallen Kazarian is just behind him and is being checked on by Brian Hebner.

Sting: No… no… NO! This is not gonna go down like that, not on my watch, not here tonight!

The crowd pops loudly as Ray’s eyes go a little wider in the ring and he looks increasingly annoyed.

Sting: The Television Championship is far too important to TNA Impact Wrestling to be tarnished with shenanigans like these… and yeah Bully, that’s what they are – shenanigans! If you’re gonna win a title belt here in TNA you gotta do it the right way! So with the power I hold as the General Manager here in Impact Wrestling, the power given to me by the lovely Dixie Carter, I am ordering this match to restart! Referee, I know you got caught in the crossfire and hell, I’ll show you the tape later but let me assure you that Bully Ray cheated his way to victory and it’s not something I’m going to stand for! So referee is you would… ring the bell and let’s restart this bout. Oh and Bully…. ta ta, for now!

Sting laughs to himself a little bit on the stage before “The Insane Icon” turns around and begins to leave as we then see Ray standing in the middle of the ring screaming “you can’t do that, Stinger!” several times over. The champion Kazarian is now back up and Hebner rings the bell to officially restart the contest! Hebner tries to take the Television Title belt away from Bully but he refuses to hand it over and then as Kazarian marches towards him, Bully swings the gold right towards his head, but Kazarian ducks! Kaz then rolls Bully up and the title goes flying into the air as he does it! Ray is rolled up, one…two…and Ray just pops out of the pinning predicament!

Both men rapidly get back up to their feet as the crowd have become energized by the restart and nearfall. Kazarian rushes at Bully looking for a clothesline, but Ray ducks it and then grabs Kaz from behind, powers him up and slams him down to the canvas with the Bully Bomb! What huge impact! Bully now hooks the left leg of Kaz and makes the cover, he gets one… he gets two… and Kazarian kicks out! The crowd pops huge as the champion somehow, someway got the shoulder up! Bully stumbles up and looks slightly stunned, he screams right at Kazarian “Why won’t you just die?!” Bully Ray then looks around the ring and considered his options, before finally deciding to walk over to the corner turnbuckle and start to climb to the top turnbuckle. Bully gets up their slowly, clearing out of his comfort zone and he gives the TV Champ just enough time to recover, as Kaz rushes up to the corner and then climbs up and meets the challenger on the top turnbuckle but Ray quickly pushes him back down! Kazarian manages to just about land on his feet and he rushes up again, only for Ray to shove him back down a second time. Ray tries to position himself properly on the top turnbuckle and Kaz hurriedly drags himself up and this time runs up and nails Bully with a jumping high kick to Ray while he’s leaning forwards on the top turnbuckle! Ray starts to stumble forward and Kazarian uses to momentum to grab Ray as he begins to fall from the top face first and he POWERS HIM DOWN WITH THE FADE TO BLACK!!! The crowd explodes for the Fade to Black which came from out of nowhere and Ray’s head crushed right into the canvas! The champion dives on the down and out challenger, and the referee counts one…two….three!!! Kazarian has retained the gold!

Winner and Still TNA Television Champion: Kazarian

Christy Hemme: Your winner and still Television Champion, Kazarian!

Kazarian is still kneeling on the mat, next to the absolutely out of it challenger, as he’s handed the championship belt by Brian Hebner and is slowly helped to his feet. The referee raises his hand and awards him the gold as the crowd loudly pops for the cruiserweight from California. Hebner goes to check on Bully Ray’s condition after that huge move he took at the conclusion of the bout as Kazarian climbs up to the corner turnbuckle and proudly holds his championship in the air.


Judge's Scorecard

Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge #1
N-Zone
REALISM: 7/10
DESCRIPTION: 7/10
FINISH: 7/10
OVERALL: 21/30

FEEDBACK: Nice, this is the first entry I've seen that was TNA. But anyway, I think you should've specified what year this was in. But I'm guessing this was in 2012-ish since Bully Ray is being portrayed as a big star but still, it could've been mentioned. You could've broken up your paragraphs more, it got tiring reading these blocks of black text, so yeah, it was hard on the eyes. I felt as if there were too much crowd reactions in this match rather than actual action going on in the match. The reset of the match though was pretty good, I liked that. But it didn't really seem as though Kaz was the underdog, just felt like Bully got the upperhand early because of his dirty tactics. But still, you did a good job!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge #2
N-Zone
Realism: 6/10
Description: 7/10
Finish: 7/10
Final: 20/30
Notes: I don’t know if I see Bully/Kaz as a huge underdog matchup. I know Bully is becoming a bigger name in TNA now but I just don’t see it as a big underdog match. However, the way you booked the match helped put it over as one. Bully is a great heel to play off of, especially in these sort of matches. Thought the description was good but lacking at times. Finish was something we’ve seen before but I thought it worked alright in the situation. Good work!
Overall: 41/60

Spoiler for Melvis' entry:

Quote:
Backstory: In keeping with my vested interest in modern WWE, this match is at the heart of one of the most sought-after options in one of WWE’s greatest failed angles; the Nexus. For the purposes of this contest, the backstory sees a slightly different ending to the main event of Summerslam 2010. In the big 7-on-7 Tag Team Match, while John Cena did bring in Daniel Bryan as his final man, he turned on him late in the match, throwing him down with the Attitude Adjustment and allowing Justin Gabriel to pin him. Cena then walked to the outside, waiting patiently for the referee to count to ten and hand the match to the Nexus. After the bout, Cena returned to the ring and raised Gabriel and Wade Barrett’s hands, before placing a Nexus armband on his arm and being joined by the other five members of the deadly group. They lofted him into the air to a chorus of boos, while Daniel Bryan looked on in horror on the outside.

The following night on Raw, Cena said Summerslam was only a test; he wanted to see what the Nexus was capable of first-hand, and he’d secretly promised Barrett that if the Nexus impressed him, he’d join them and help them crush Team WWE. He said the addition of Daniel Bryan was his back-up plan; either he’d help him win, or he’d witness the power of the group he’d once been ejected from. Cena said as the newest member of Nexus, no-one could stop them taking over the WWE; this brought out Bryan, leading the remaining members of Team WWE, but a 8-on-6 advantage allowed the Nexus to isolate Bryan, and give him such a beating he was out for two months.

In that time, the Nexus took charge. Night of Champions saw a Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship, which saw Randy Orton RKO Wade Barrett, only to be forced to tap to the STFU as Cena won the WWE Title again, this time with the backing of seven dangerous men. Cena retained against Orton under Hell in a Cell rules, but the next night on Raw, Daniel Bryan returned and announced his title intentions. Bryan beat Wade Barrett to secure a title shot, despite the interference of the Nexus, and demanded that at Bragging Rights, the other seven would be banned from ringside. The Anonymous Raw GM obliged, in the interests of fairness.

Bryan had his chance at revenge, but Cena was unimpressed. ‘The Champ’ made clear that Bryan was “too green” to ever make a dent in the Nexus’ stronghold on the WWE; he was kicked out in the first place because he was weak, and Cena promised to prove that weakness at Bragging Rights. He said Bryan wasn’t worthy of facing him, not now that Cena was bigger than the whole company, a celebrity in every sense, and above all, the best of the best. He promised that like the Nexus in general, he wouldn’t just beat Daniel Bryan… he would dominate him.

So – could Daniel Bryan get the perfect revenge against a now-crooked John Cena? Was he fully recovered? Would he be able to deal with the immense pressure on him, perhaps the final chance to stop the Nexus’ monopoly on the WWE Title? And would John Cena fulfil his promises, to dominate the young Daniel Bryan and outclass him on a global stage?

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The bell rings through the Target Center, and this Minneapolis crowd is ready for the main event.

Justin Roberts: The following contest is set for one fall… and it is for – the WWE… CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

Big pop from the crowd there.

*FREEFALL*


THE CROWD GOES WILD! Like a sprinter out of the blocks, the arena lights slam into action, firing red lights around the arena, and here comes Daniel Bryan, looking ready to fight! The submission expert has his classic ‘American Dragon’ jacket on, the hood strung over his forehead as he raises one single finger to the crowd as usual… then heads down the ramp, not smiling, just prepared. He’s focused. He’s ready.

Michael Cole: Now guys, I can’t say I’ve always been Daniel Bryan’s biggest fan exactly…

Jerry Lawler: Oh come on, Cole, admit it! You hate him!

Michael Cole: Jerry, I won’t lie to ya, I did. I did. But there’s something about this young man that’s changing the way I see him. The way he’s been standin’ up to the Nexus has been nothing short of admirable, and I will give him that, King, I can give him that.

Matt Striker: Absolutely, Cole. Daniel Bryan has put up with a hell of a lot from the Nexus, but tonight he can put all the beatdowns, all the insults and the misdemeanours behind him and he can do what he does best… perform between those ropes. This one could be too close to call, gentlemen.

Bryan heads down the ramp, nodding his head as the music blares all around him. The camera pans the crowd, showing various ‘BRYAN FOR CHAMP’ signs and similar sentiments. Bryan trots up the steps and clambers to the top rope, raising that singular arm once again. The crowd are definitely on his side here, giving him a huge unanimous cheer as he vies for his first World Title. He steps down, testing the ropes inside the ring, then turns and presses the hood over his forehead as he waits.

*WE ARE ONE*


The Target Center FLOODS with boos as the WWE Champion, John Cena walks slowly on to the stage – of course, the notable feature is his Nexus shirt, the big yellow ‘N’ possibly even more prominent than the spinner belt on his shoulder. Cena looks around the arena, emotionless eyes taking in the booing fans in their thousands, but as always, he doesn’t give a damn, and forgoes his salute on his way down the ramp.

Michael Cole: Now Matt, here’s a man who would disagree with you. John Cena said last Monday night that he doesn’t think this is gonna be too close to call; he thinks he’s going to dominate Daniel Bryan. He said he’s going to embarrass him.

Matt Striker: On the back of previous evidence, Cole, I’d normally agree with him. Cena’s certainly been a dominant figure in the WWE recently, but keep in mind that he’s had the help of the rest of the Nexus. His dominance has not been solely his own success, guys.

Jerry Lawler: I agree, Matt, but remember what he did to Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell? He didn’t need the Nexus to keep the title there, and even though the Nexus are banned from ringside, maybe you gotta ask… will he win anyway? This new John Cena is heartless, but he’s still the favourite here! I can’t get past that.

Michael Cole: In a bizarre way, gentlemen, I think what gives John Cena his strength is that… all that energy he was using to play to the fans, he’s now using to brutalise his opponents. I think leaving his old life behind has helped him become, put simply, a better fighter… and a better wrestler. He is definitely the favourite here, but this could be Bryan’s last shot at stopping the Nexus taking over for good. Big stakes.

Cena strides up the steel steps and waits on the apron. Bryan pulls off his red jacket and flings it to ringside – he tries to move toward Cena, but referee Charles Robinson gets in front of him, trying to urge him back into the corner so the WWE Champion can enter the ring. We get a brief shot of the entire Nexus watching backstage on a television – they get some boos from those who spot them on the Tron – before we cut back to the ring, where Cena stands across from Bryan, throwing his cap to the side and removing his shirt. Rather than throw it into the crowd, Cena discards the shirt to ringside, then waits for Justin Roberts to make his announcements, while Bryan just paces across the ring from him. Cena’s music dies down.

Justin Roberts: Introducing first, the challenger… from Aberdeen, Washington, weighing in at two hundred and ten pounds… DANIEL – BRYAN!

A HUGE cheer reverberates around the arena, as Bryan shakes out his arms and nods his head.

Justin Roberts: And from West Newbury, Massachusetts, weighing in at two hundred and fifty-one pounds… representing the Nexus… he is the current WWE Champion… JOOOOHN – CEEEENA!!!

And now the choruses of boos from all sides, which soon turn into loud “CENA SUCKS! CENA SUCKS!” chants, though they can’t rile the WWE Champion, who raises his title belt high into the air. Roberts steps out of the ring, and now Cena hands his title belt to ringside. Bryan begins to bounce on the balls of his feet, as Robinson checks both men for foreign objects… then calls for the bell to get this bout underway.

Main Event – Singles Contest – WWE Championship

John Cena (c) versus Daniel Bryan

The bell chimes, and Bryan moves forward, ready in his fighting stance – but Cena doesn’t move, staying in the corner and staring blankly at his opponent. Bryan beckons him to come and fight, but the Champ is in no hurry, slowly taking his arms from the ropes and making his way towards Bryan. The challenger lurches forward and meets Cena with a lock-up, but although Cena is taken a little by surprise, he manages to force Bryan back to the corner with his forty-pound advantage. The referee counts to four before Cena backs away, smirking his ‘Keep trying that one’ smile. Bryan rubs his jaw and moves forward, shaking out his wrists and readying himself to go again, ignoring Cena’s miniscule taunts. They meet in the middle again and Cena looks for another lock-up to assert his strength, but Bryan ducks under his arms… waist lock from Bryan, but Cena spins out, waist lock of his own. Bryan winces, tries to pry apart Cena’s grip, then fires some elbows to get free and takes Cena’s wrist into the Arm Wringer. Bryan goes to whip him to the ropes, but he gets sent himself. He rebounds, then runs right into a Shoulder Block from Cena!

Bryan’s immediately back up, but he doesn’t move in this time, hanging back and circling to give himself a moment to think. Cena re-adjusts his Nexus armband and allows himself another tiny smile before he moves in… he kicks Bryan in the gut, then grabs him by the head and flings him into the corner. Bryan gasps as he collides with the turnbuckle, and here comes Cena – no good! Bryan darts sideways, and Cena slams into the corner! Cena staggers into the middle of the ring, and Bryan takes his chance to operate some offence, firing a few cracking kicks to Cena’s side! The Champ winces with every shot, but he’s had enough after the fifth caning blow, and he shoves Bryan away, into the ropes… but Bryan comes back and kicks him hard again, making him reel to the side! The crowd cheers as Cena looks pained, leaving the door open as Bryan starts to launch even more kicks, driving the WWE Champion back into another corner… and now Bryan lets out his aggression, months and months of lies and recovery spurring him on as he lays into Cena with kick after kick!

The crowd begins to cheer as Bryan lets loose on Cena, bludgeoning the Champ with kicks to the gut until he falls slightly… but Bryan isn’t done, battering him with those nasty shots until the referee counts him off! Bryan turns into the middle of the ring, ROARING “C’MOOOON!” at these fans, who go wild for the challenger here! Cena scowls at the referee as he gets back up, holding his gut momentarily until he realises what he’s doing and puts his hands up in fists instead. Bryan has made the first mark here, but Cena’s not happy, moving in and securing his challenger with a side headlock. The crowd chants Bryan’s name to try to rile the champion, but he just winches the hold tighter and ignores them. Bryan begins to clap his hands, again and again, firing the crowd up even more… until he grabs Cena’s leg, trying for the REGAL-PLEX… NO! Cena breaks Bryan’s grip, then brings him down with a surprise Fisherman Suplex! Both men to their feet – again, Fisherman from Cena, this time sticking the pin…

ONE…

TWO – NO, BRYAN KICKS OUT THERE AND THEN!

Some applause around the arena there, with Bryan forcing himself free, and now both men get up again, Cena a picture of sheer focus now after Bryan’s early surprises. The WWE Champion’s fingers whir as the two men begin to circle again, and he takes charge, ducking in behind Bryan for the waist lock. He gets Bryan off his feet, but the challenger refuses to go down, forcing Cena into the ropes instead and breaking free, using the momentum to run across the ring… Cena throws a clothesline, but Bryan ducks – Discus Elbow misses from Bryan, and now Cena goes for the Sitout Hip Toss… but again it’s no good, as Bryan jams the move, then quick as a flash, hauls Cena to the mat with the Dragon Screw Legwhip! The crowd pops for Bryan’s technical proficiency as he wins out there, but Cena gets up… BAM! European Uppercut to the face from Bryan! Cena reels back into the ropes, then walks right back to Bryan – European Uppercut again… and again – AND HE FINALLY KNOCKS CENA DOWN FOR GOOD WITH A DROPKICK! Cheers fill the arena as Bryan brings the Champ to the canvas, and he’ll make an eager cover…

ONE…

TWO – BUT CENA KICKS OUT WITH POWER!

Bryan rolls away from the pin, wearing a slightly shocked expression, but he forces himself up nonetheless and waits for Cena. The WWE Champion dusts himself off and gets back to his feet, not looking pleased just yet, and when the two collide again, Cena’s right in there with a punch to the gut. Bryan keels over, but Cena grabs him by the abdomen and slams him into the corner – before he starts picking his spots, firing away with methodical right and left hands! Bryan tries to cover up, but Cena is relentless, pounding the Washington native until the referee counts to four. Bryan takes a moment to rest in the corner, recovering, but that’s fatal, because Cena comes careering in and squashes Bryan with a Corner Elbow! Bryan staggers into the middle of the ring, so Cena hits the ropes… AND TURNS BRYAN INSIDE OUT WITH A THUNDEROUS CLOTHESLINE!!!

Down goes Bryan, crumpling to the deck – that’s the first big, big move of the match, and it shows on Bryan’s face, as he crawls about on the mat… but Cena just looks down at him, breathing heavily, letting the viewers at home watch the replays, allowing the crowd to take in what he just did. Cena walks around the challenger, as if trying to judge his worth, then mounts Bryan and starts throwing closed fists from point-blank range! The crowd boos Cena’s obvious aggression here, with the WWE Champion going all-out to wear Bryan down, and it takes Charles Robinson’s count again to stop Cena going completely to town on his opponent! Getting up, Cena rolls his head sharply to one side to click out the tension from Bryan’s previous Dropkick, then pulls the submission expert to his feet and wraps his arms around his abdomen… GUTWRENCH SUPLEX! Cena brings Bryan crashing down on his back, continuing to take the fight out of him, and this time, the WWE Champion will make the cover, hooking a leg…

ONE…

TWO…

BUT BRYAN KICKS OUT TO KEEP US GOING!

The hearty cheer that follows is mocking John Cena as much as egging on Daniel Bryan, but nevertheless, we continue – Cena looks a little pissed by the kickout, so he pulls Bryan up again… but the challenger knocks him back with a European Uppercut! Cena takes a step back, so Bryan takes the window to throw a Discus Elbow, right to the WWE Champion’s jaw! Cena stumbles away, stopping himself on the ropes, as Bryan takes a deep breath, then waits for Cena to move into his grip… Belly-to-Belly – NO! Cena stops the comeback in its tracks, using his strength to force Bryan’s arms away from his, then transitions and cinches his challenger in an Abdominal Stretch! Bryan yells in pain as Cena’s upper lip curls up in disgust, the Champ’s disgust for his challenger clear to see, and there’s a sort of sadistic enjoyment in Cena’s eyes as he ties the submission expert in a dangerous hold of his own!

The crowd tries to urge Bryan out of the Stretch, chanting his name and clapping, but Cena uses his free arm to just club Bryan in the gut repeatedly, trying to weaken him even further! The agony is written all over Bryan’s face, trying to find the resolve to get free of this submission, but Cena keeps up these sporadic clubbing blows, killing the resistance each time. As Michael Cole brings up how Cena said he would ‘dominate’ this contest, the referee bends a little to ask Bryan if he wants to tap. The challenger shakes his head through the pain, as the chants pick up again… and now he throws a few left-handed shots, catching Cena in the jaw! Bryan keeps going until it’s a frenzy, the crowd noise steadily rising… AND CENA HAS TO RELEASE HIM! A big pop goes up as Bryan takes a tired step, then forces himself to go on offence, hitting the ropes for some speed… BUT CENA KILLS THE COMEBACK AGAIN WITH THE SITOUT HIP TOSS!!!

Bryan goes down again, prompting gasps around the Target Center – Cena said he was the favourite, and he’s acting like it, stopping Bryan from building up steam, keeping him grounded. Cena lays a few clumsy stomps into Bryan’s abdomen and face, then falls on him with a headlock, again trying to wear his challenger down. The crowd begins to boo Cena now, the WWE Champion’s methodical, forceful offence getting the better of Bryan here, but the Washington native’s having none of it, managing to clap his hands together through his struggles, telling the crowd to keep their faith in him! Soon enough, the arena fills with unanimous claps, beating the imaginary drum, and Bryan begins to find his feet! He forces them both to the ropes… and Bryan escapes, running across the ring to rebound – no, he grabs the top rope and holds himself in place! Cena charges at him – but Bryan pulls down the rope… AND CENA COLLAPSES TO THE OUTSIDE! The crowd pops as the WWE Champion takes an awkward fall, only to then push himself back up, frowning – but now it’s on Daniel Bryan, who gets some momentum from the ropes… THEN FLIES THROUGH THE ROPES TO WIPE CENA OUT WITH THE SUICIDE DIVE!!! SENSATIONAL!!!

The tables have finally turned! The ovation in the arena tells you all you need to know, as Bryan hauls his bruised frame back up, and raises an arm to the cheering crowd. He grabs the ropes and pulls himself on to the apron, taking a moment to recover as Cena crawls about on the outside floor. Finally, the WWE Champion uses the crowd barricade to get up (he has to brush off the fans who try to touch him)… and when he turns, Daniel Bryan ROCKS him with the JUMPING HIGH KNEE FROM THE APRON!!! The crowd cheers wildly as Cena goes down again, face scrunched up in pain, but Daniel Bryan is feeling it now, surrounded by the fans, exhaling deeply and letting the satisfied grin through again! The referee’s count reaches five, so Bryan tries to haul Cena back up, awkwardly forcing him under the bottom rope and back into the ring. Bryan slides in after him, and manages to get across for the cover…

ONE…

TWO…

BUT CENA FORCES A SHOULDER UP AGAIN!

For the first time, Cena has to shake out the cobwebs. Bryan gets up slowly, but he’s still first to his feet, though Cena soon follows. The WWE Champion shakes out his shoulders a little, then tries to retain his focus as he squares up to Bryan again. The submission expert tries to shoot the Double Leg Takedown for a hold of some kind, but Cena is ready, countering with a front facelock… only for Bryan to lift Cena slightly, possibly trying a Northern Lights Suplex – but Cena clubs him down with a few sharp blows! The crowd gasps as Bryan nearly pulls off a huge manoeuvre on Cena there, but the Champ looks to be back in control, nodding his head and grabbing Bryan by the hair – but the challenger slaps away Cena’s grip… DROPKICK! Cena stumbles back into the corner, and now Bryan gets up, using the back of his hand to rub his mouth, before he goes for the kill – BUT THE CORNER DROPKICK HITS ONLY THE TURNBUCKLE COVERS!!!

Bryan collapses to the floor in a heap, but Cena is counting his lucky stars, having got well clear of the killer move! At home, the fans get some nasty slow-motion replays to show how Bryan’s car crash with the buckles has mangled his chances, while Cena rests against the ropes, emotionlessly staring down at Bryan as the challenger tries to recover, holding his neck with both hands after getting some considerable whiplash from the missed move. Slowly, Bryan forces himself, wobbling and unsteady, to his feet, but again he keels over as his body reacts unfavourably… and Cena shows no mercy, hitting the ropes and throwing himself over Bryan to pull him down with the THROWBACK! Champion slams challenger there, and it looks like Cena’s dominance may be about to return… or worse, this match could very well be over, as Cena throws himself over Bryan to make the cover…

ONE…

TWO…

THR– NO! BRYAN KICKS OUT!

Cena rolls to a seated position and shakes his head. Again, he finds himself adjusting the Nexus armband. He looks at it, stares deep into the ‘N’, and takes it off. He places it just in front of where Bryan is still trying to recover, making sure the challenger has no choice but to look at it. Bryan turns his head away and tries to find a vertical base… but Cena grabs him by the hair and YANKS him down to the canvas, forcing his face down, inches away from the logo! Boos ring around the arena as Cena scowls at Bryan, muttering “Take it all in, Daniel. Take a real good look at what ya had, son.” Bryan looks to Cena, then back to the armband… AND SPITS ON THE NEXUS LOGO! The crowd pops BIG for that, but Cena frowns and just SLAMS Bryan’s head into the armband, sending his head bouncing off the mat! Bryan rolls to the side, gasping in pain, and Cena brushes off the armband before sliding it back on to his arm. “Show some respect,” he spits down at Bryan, and beckons him to rise again. He does, and Cena hits the ropes… ONE-HANDED BULLDOG PUTS BRYAN INTO THE DECK YET AGAIN! The crowd boos as Cena gets up, taking a moment to stare around the arena, showing no signs of regret, then rolls Bryan on to his back and tells the referee to end it here…

ONE…

TWO…

THR– NO DICE! SHOULDER UP FROM BRYAN!

The arena loves it – Bryan won’t let Cena bully him out of this match! Cena gets up, looking a bit worse for wear than when he started, but of course, he looks nowhere near as bad as the underdog, his opponent, whose face is drenched in sweat and whose breathing has turned shallow. Bryan meets Cena’s eyes and refuses to give up (ironically, part of Cena’s old philosophy), forcing himself up once again. He clenches his fists and adopts the fighting pose he’s known for. Cena moves in, but Bryan stings him with a quick kick and jumps sideways. He’s trying to keep agile, keep the blood running hot, but Cena manages to back him into a corner, hesitating and feigning before he throws the big right hand… DUCKED! Bryan gets under the shot, leaving Cena to fall into the corner, and Bryan rocks him with a European Uppercut! Cena takes the shot on the chin, however, and as Bryan backtracks into the middle of the ring, the Champ is quickly on his case, grabbing him by the wrist to whip him. Bryan sets his feet, however, and sends him instead – Cena rebounds… AND GETS CAUGHT WITH THE SMALL PACKAGE!!!

ONE…

TWO…

THR- NO! CENA KICKS OUT! CENA SAVES HIMSELF!

Both men get up in equal time, but Cena wears an expression of genuine shock, because he nearly lost his title there! There are fans in the front row with their heads in their hands, especially the ‘We Hate Cena’ guys here in Minneapolis tonight, and Bryan can’t believe how close he came either! Around the Target Center, the chants begin again, booming “DANIEL BRYAN!” *CLAP-CLAP CLAP-CLAP-CLAP* “DANIEL BRYAN!” to spur on the challenger! Bryan begins to nod his head, feeling the vibe, but here comes John Cena, trucking across the ring to kill the comeback where it stands… BUT BRYAN’S CHANNELS HIS OLD MENTOR, DUCKING CENA’S WILD BLOWS – AND SCORING ON THE BUTTON WITH THE REGAL-PLEX!!! BRYAN STICKS THE PIN, THE CROWD GOING COMPLETELY MENTAL…

ONE…

TWO…

THREE – NEW CHAMPION – NOOOO!!! CENA KICKS OUT AS THE HAND COMES DOWN!!!

No good! The crowd reels as one wave, hands over mouths, as the kickout goes to the wire, but Charles Robinson shows Bryan the fatal two fingers, denying Bryan his fairy tale victory! Cena is on all fours, but not for long, using the ropes to get to a vertical base… only for the ferocious Daniel Bryan to kick him sharply in the left knee, and again, bringing him to a kneeling position! Bryan steps back, then starts battering Cena with kicks, letting out every last ounce of anger inside him, paying Cena back for all his sins all over again! With Cena dazed, swaying a little after all those hits, Bryan measures his killer blow, THEN GOES TO KICK HIS HEAD IN – BUT CENA DUCKS! Bryan spins haphazardly on the spot, and now Cena shoves him in the back, forcing him to rebound on the ropes… Cena with the thumping knee to the gut, and once more. The Champ pulls Bryan over to the corner and leans back, taking a moment, then slams his head into the top buckle! The crowd groans as Bryan reels back, blinking in pain, but Cena isn’t done, slamming Bryan into the buckle again... and again… and AGAIN, before he descends into blow after blow, beating the holy hell out of the submission expert!

Bryan slumps to his knees, eyes unfocused after that… and Cena adds a total cheap shot, taking a few steps back and squashing Bryan’s head between his knee and the middle buckle! The crowd cries “OHHH!” as Bryan collapses to the mat, and now Cena, who’s managed to keep Bryan relatively submission-less in this match, has the energy in his legs to clamber to the top rope. He crouches, trying to steady himself, as Daniel Bryan lethargically finds his way up, bending over as the pain washes over him… AND HERE GOES CENA WITH THE LEG DROP BULLDOG… NOBODY HOME!!! CENA CRASHES AND BURNS… AND NOW BRYAN GRABS THE CHAMP’S LEG TO TIE HIM IN THE HEEL HOOK!!! HEEL HOOK LOCKED IN!!! The crowd pops like CRAZY as Cena visibly roars in pain, hands splayed as he reaches immediately for the ropes, but Bryan is a relentless machine with these submissions, and he’s not going to let Cena go! Robinson drops beside Cena to ask the question, but the WWE Champion tells him where to go, and tries to think clearly, despite the fact the leg he just landed on is being twisted to a ridiculous ankle! Bryan’s screaming “TAP OR SNAP, TAP OR SNAP!”

The crowd begin to chant “TAP! TAP! TAP!” but Cena won’t hand over his title! The Champ yells, shakes his head, grits his teeth, writhes around on the mat… then finally begins to edge his way towards the edge of the ring! The crowd screams in protest, desperate to see Cena tap out, but as much as Bryan tears on Cena’s ankle and leg, the WWE Champion is made of stern stuff… Bryan tries to crank up the pressure… BUT CENA FINDS THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! Gasps of disappointment roll around all four sides of the arena, and the referee counts to four to force a release from Daniel Bryan. The challenger steadily finds his feet, shaking his head and wondering how that wasn’t good enough. Cena, meanwhile, tests his leg as he pulls himself up using the ropes, and upon realisation that it still works, he goes to meet Bryan again.

Both men look tired, Bryan more so, but he still raises his fists, ready to go to war yet again. Bryan throws a kick to Cena’s side, but the Champ comes back with a right hand. Bryan answers with another kick, only to take another punch, and they begin to trade blows, with the crowd cheering when Bryan lands a kick, and booing Cena’s right hands. Bryan strikes to Cena’s side… but Cena knocks him right back… Bryan… Cena… Bryan… Cena… Bryan… Cena… Bryan… Bryan… Bryan… the crowd begins to liven up further as Bryan forces Cena back to the ropes, then takes a small run-up… but the clothesline is no good, with Cena ducking it and charging to the other side of the ring. Bryan turns around – and gets flattened with the Flying Shoulder Block! The crowd begins to boo, seeing where this is going as both men get up, Bryan copping another Flying Shoulder Block, and on their third meeting, Bryan throws the clothesline… ducked by Cena – SPIN-OUT POWERBOMB!

Cena stands and throws up the hand, getting thousands of people on their feet to boo him, but he ignores them all, stooping by Daniel Bryan to tell him that “You can’t see me!” before he hits the ropes, dusts off his shoulder and tapping his Nexus armband… FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE TO BRYAN!!! Heat rains down on Cena as he completes the sequence, but now he’s crouching, calling for the end! The crowd disapproves, but Bryan slowly gets up… SO CENA HOISTS HIM UP FOR THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT – NOOOO!!! Bryan escapes out the back, and Cena turns around – BRYAN KICKS HIS FUCKING HEAD IN!!! DOWN GOES CENA!!! With the crowd screaming, Bryan does something daring, heading to the outside apron and clambering to the top rope! The commentators question how sensible forgoing the cover was, but Bryan senses something more spectacular… slowly, John Cena gets up, staggering and wobbling in Bryan’s direction – AND BRYAN SOARS WITH THE FRONT MISSILE DROPKICK, RIGHT INTO CENA’S CHEST!!! Both men go down, Bryan gasping through the pain and pumping his fists to keep the crowd cheering… he begins to crawl, inch by inch, until he can sluggishly hook a leg…

ONE…

TWO…

THREE – NOOOO!!! CENA KICKS OUT!!!

Bryan just can’t catch a break! The challenger gets up to his knees and runs a hand through his sweat-coated hair, trying to wonder what else he can possibly do… he gets up, breathing heavily, and pulls Cena up as well. Bryan forces the Champ into the corner, dipping into the last energy reserves to force him up, rope by rope, until he’s sat on the top. Bryan joins him, then hooks the arm – Superplex time? – the crowd begins to cheer as Bryan attempts the big finish, something needed to pull off an impossible win here… BUT CENA COMES ALIVE AND SHOVES BRYAN OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! Bryan crashes down to earth, eyes unfocused, while Cena sits and shakes out the cobwebs up top! The WWE Champion looks disgusted that Bryan has even kept this close, and he starts beckoning to his challenger, telling him to get up! Bryan looks considerably battered now, his chances all but gone, but to his credit, he can get up, only to keel over… AND CENA LAUNCHES, NAILING THE LEG DROP BULLDOG ON BRYAN!!! The crowd silences as Cena drills Bryan emphatically into the canvas, and now the Champ rolls him on to his back, breathing heavily but surely victorious now…

ONE…

TWO…

THREE – BUT WAIT!!! BRYAN GETS A SHOULDER UP!!! SOMEHOW!!!

The Target Center is ECSTATIC! Daniel Bryan is still in this, against all odds, somehow finding the fight to keep going! Whether he was conscious or it was just a reflex is uncertain, but regardless, this match is still going, as Charles Robinson relays to a bemused and bewildered John Cena! The WWE Champion starts telling Robinson he must be wrong, but the referee shrugs, not knowing what to tell him! Cena looks down at Bryan, sprawled on the mat, and his look of disbelief turns into something much darker. Standing, Cena pulls Bryan up by his hair, and examines his challenger, wondering what has kept him going. Finally, Cena grabs him by the jaw and winds back, looking to beat him to a bloody pulp if necessary… BUT BRYAN DUCKS THE SHOT SUDDENLY!!! The crowd pops in surprise as Bryan comes to life, finding his second wind, the strain visibly on his face as he finds the turnbuckles… SOMEHOW, THE BACKFLIP OVER CENA!!! Bryan staggers on landing, pain across his features, but he carries on, hitting the ropes – AND MAULING CENA WITH A HAPHAZARD, EXHAUSTED VERSION OF HIS USUAL FLYING CLOTHESLINE!!! Both men go down in a heap beside one another, but the crowd has hope once again, and slowly, slowly, Bryan reaches across and makes the cover…

ONE…

TWO…

THREE – NOOOO!!! WE’RE NOT DONE!!! KICKOUT FROM CENA!!!

The crowd gasps – they thought it was three! Bryan’s late comeback has inspired some real noise in the Target Center, mostly his name being chanted repeatedly, but the man who moves first is John Cena this time, hauling himself to the ropes and pulling himself up. Bryan is still flat out, shaking his head to himself and reflecting on lost opportunities, his energy virtually gone now. Cena staggers over to him and grabs his back leg… CENA LOCKS IN THE STFU ON BRYAN!!! STFU LOCKED IN!!! The fans scream and shout, but it’s no good to Bryan right now, who is in a world of pain, and he certainly hasn’t the energy to get to the ropes! The “DANIEL BRYAN!” chants don’t reach his ears, because he’s in this hellish hold, the heartless John Cena roaring with pure adrenaline above him, the move twisting his leg and spine apart! Bryan winces, tries to think, raises his arm and considers tapping… THEN DUCKS HIS HEAD THROUGH CENA’S GRIP TO ESCAPE – AND SUDDENLY GRABS CENA’S ARMS FROM ABOVE HIM… CATTLE MUTILATION OUT OF NOWHERE!!!

YOU’LL NEVER SEE A REVERSAL LIKE THAT AGAIN IN YOUR LIFE! The crowd goes BERSERK as Bryan turns the tables on the WWE Champion, the entire arena willing Cena to tap out, tap out, tap out… but for all Bryan’s talent, all his brilliant technical ability, John Cena is one tough S.O.B… and he JUST… WON’T… TAP! Bryan can do no more, putting Cena through the same hell, maybe worse, than the STFU put him through, but at this point, it’s just about the will to win, and Cena has a tonne of it! The crowd again screams “TAP! TAP! TAP!” but Cena is worming his way sideways, the parts of his face we can see in a mess of pain, until he finally TURNS Bryan over, and gets his arms free to break the hold! Cena escapes!

Both men lie down and out. Charles Robinson has to start a count, because neither man shows signs of getting up, both exhausted from one another’s arsenal and beaten from this close contest. Still, Bryan looks more of a wreck, if only because Cena’s used his power to dominate for small periods of time; this bout isn’t over, however, and it’s Bryan who moves first, even if it’s only a crawl towards the ropes. Two seconds later, Cena forces his head up, wincing as he tries to crawl himself, and slowly, Cena gets to the corner to get up. He crouches, measuring Bryan, and the submission expert turns towards him… SO CENA PICKS HIM UP FOR THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT…

…ONLY FOR BRYAN TO WRAP HIS LEGS AROUND CENA’S LEFT ARM, AND APPLY A SURPRISE CRUCIFIX HOLD!!! The commentators begin to wonder if Bryan’s just pulling out all the stops here, just going with instinct and trying every submission hold he sees, but regardless of how he’s doing it, he’s doing it, and Cena falls to a knee, stunned by Bryan’s reversal! The challenger is like a limpet, stuck to Cena and refusing to let go… so Cena ROARS and forces himself up again, freeing his arm to FINISH IT ALL… NOOOO!!! Bryan uses the old TILT-A-WHIRL, landing in the GUILLOTINE CHOKE!!! Again, Cena falls to a knee as Bryan throws a different submission at him, and Robinson asks Cena the valid question – BUT CENA SAYS NO! Those chants are louder than ever, Bryan wrenching on Cena’s neck… BUT THE CHAMP GRAPPLES WITH BRYAN AND FORCES HIM BACK ONTO HIS SHOULDERS… ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT…

NOOOOO!!! Bryan goes down… BUT HE’S GOT HOLD OF CENA’S WRIST, HAULING HIM DOWN TOO WITH AN ARM DRAG… AND NOW THE LEBELL LOCK!!! BRYAN HAS THE LEBELL LOCK ON CENA!!! The crowd goes absolutely INSANE, because Bryan has the LeBell Lock, dead centre of the ring, and he can pull back on Cena’s neck all he likes to force the submission! The WWE Champion is taking a submission assault from all sides here, and Bryan has finished it with the cherry on top – the question is, how long can Cena last before he gives in? Bryan looks liable to snap Cena in half if he doesn’t tap, urging him to hand the title over, and the Champ raises a hand… BUT ONLY TO INCH HIS WAY TO THE EDGE OF THE RING! Bryan’s having none of it, though, snarling with adrenaline and cranking up the pressure… BUT HERE COMES CENA, SHOWING THAT MONSTROUS STRENGTH TO PULL THE UNDERDOG OFF THE MAT!!! The crowd groans in awe as Cena YELLS like a man being tortured, bringing the stunned Bryan back up… AND BACK ON TO HIS SHOULDERS… UP HIGH… CENA STANDS AGAIN – AND DELIVERS THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT ON DANIEL BRYAN!!!

Cena collapses – that took all the strength he had! The Champ is sweating, possibly pushed further by Bryan than anyone else in his professional career, and now he has to crawl to deny the WWE Universe a historic upset. As if time were standing still, Cena hauls himself across the ring, and manages to hook a leg, sparking heat around the arena…

ONE…

TWO…

THREE!

NOOOOOOO!!! SHOULDER UP!!! SHOULDER UP FROM BRYAN!!!

BRYAN WON’T DIE! Cena rolls on to his back, mouth agape in horror and hollow anger. The crowd is going MAD, inspired by the actions of the WWE’s hero, Daniel Bryan, fighting for every last move, every last chance to slap on a late submission to steal the win, every kick to win the hearts of the fans forever! These two men have given each other EVERYTHING they have in their tanks, and frankly, they can give no more… or can they? This match is still going, as Charles Robinson begins to count, and Daniel Bryan begins to crawl towards the corner. Cena clenches a fist, trying to find their desire to punish his opponent like he promised he would, and forces his shaking, fatigued frame back to a vertical base. He staggers, then grabs the top rope, and pulls Bryan up. Cena fires a few lethargic right hands to the gut. He tucks his head under Bryan’s arm and hoists him towards the top rope. With Bryan almost out for the count, Cena slowly climbs after him, to the second rope… what else can he do?

We’re about to find out – he pulls Bryan to a standing position, trying to keep them both balanced in what surely must be the final stretch. Cena puts his arm between his challenger’s legs, and bares his teeth as he pulls him up… on to his SHOULDERS… and now he steps up to the top rope, LOOKING TO KILL THIS OFF WITH THE SUPER ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT… BUT BRYAN SLIPS OUT! The submission expert finds his footing on the top rope – THEN WINDS BACK AND KICKS CENA’S FUCKING HEAD IN FROM BEHIND!!! THE CROWD GOES WILD… AND CENA CRASHES DOWN TO EARTH!!!

The arena is in RAPTURES!!! Cena lies flat out on the canvas, as Bryan denies him his last bullying act… the challenger raises an arm to the crowd, asking for their support in this final venture, do or die… BRYAN LEAPS, LEAPS, LEAPS… AND NAILS THE DIVING HEADBUTT, RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!! THE ROOF COMES OFF THE TARGET CENTER, AND HERE’S DANIEL BRYAN, DRAPING A SINGULAR ARM OVER JOHN CENA’S CHEST…

ONE…

TWO…

THREE!!! BRYAN BEATS THE ODDS!!!

WINNER AND NEW WWE CHAMPION: DANIEL BRYAN AT 26:19


Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge #1
Melvis
REALISM: 9/10
DESCRIPTION: 9/10
FINISH: 8/10
OVERALL: 26/30

FEEDBACK: The match went a lot longer for my liking. Seemed like both guys were even with each other but then I get why this was an upset due to the circumstances. Your description was really good, was easy for me to picture all of these things happening. Also, the counters you came up with were pretty creative so kudos to you for that. I LOL'd at the backstory when you had Cena call Bryan green. The backstory was pretty solid here. Just by this, I already liked the changes to the Nexus storyline. It would've been good to see some reaction from both men, the crowd, the commentators after the match instead of just leaving it at that. But other than that, nothing really to complain about. Good job King
Quote:
Originally Posted by Judge #2
Melvis
Realism: 8/10
Description: 10/10
Finish: 8/10
Final: 26/30
Notes: I was very impressed with the description here. Really painted a picture of what was going on. The match itself felt a little evenly match at times but there’s no doubt that it was a huge underdog victory. The finish was pretty, headkick followed by headbutt. Obviously Cena isn’t tapping out. Good work here!
Overall: 52/60

Winner: Melvis!

Match #5 - 619DH vs LayethTheSmackethD

Spoiler for 619DH:
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200 words = 1 minute

Setting the Stage…

Great American Bash 2006:
Paul London & Brian Kendrick def. The Pitbulls to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships

Finlay def. William Regal to retain the WWE United States Championship

*Regal was replacing Bobby Lashley, who could not compete due to elevated enzymes in his liver

King Booker w/Sharmell def. Rey Mysterio to become the NEW World Heavyweight Champion
*Chavo Guererro interfered, hitting Mysterio with a steel chair
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*For all intents and purposes, these events occur for the sake of this storyline/match*

Friday Night Smackdown! - July 28th, 2006
With the King’s Court in possession of both the United States Championship, and the World Heavyweight Championship, new champ King Booker declares that his “Smackdown Kingdom” is now on its knees at their king, but there’s just one thing they need…the WWE Tag Team Championships. London and Kendrick, never the fellows to deny a challenge, accept the match and make it official.


WWE United States Champion Finlay & William Regal w/King Booker & Sharmell def. Paul London & Brian Kendrick to become the NEW WWE Tag Team Champions.

*The clash-of-styles match is highlighted by back and forth action and the eventual ejection of King Booker and his queen from ringside. Unfortunately, the Little Bastard is still eligible and hands Finlay his shillelagh, only for him to use it on Brian Kendrick’s skull. Regal would pick up the pinfall.

*Post-match, both London and Kendrick would receive beatdowns at the hands of the Court, Finlay’s shillelagh meeting both of their skulls, as well as Brian Kendrick getting an emphatic Scissors Kick from King Booker once he returns post-victory. Kendrick was then forced to kiss Booker’s feet as Paul London horrifically and forcefully watched on.

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Friday Night Smackdown! – August 4th, 2006
To open the show, the gold-laden court comes to the ring to bask in their glory, but they are encountered by Batista. Once King Booker has new #1 Contender forcibly removed by security from the building, the stable feels more than safe in its absolute power. Cue Paul London bullrushing the ring and catching everyone by surprise, steel chair in hand and LEVELING Regal, before dropkicking Finlay into Booker and out of the ring. As the two champions stand in surprise recovering, GM Teddy Long announces later on tonight that Finlay will be defending his United States Championship…against Paul London! And ya betta believe that, playa!


~On a note of ‘realism’ – This match takes place in WWE 2006, a time when BOTH the Shooting Star Press AND the 450 Splash are banned for safety reasons…
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August 4th, 2006
Friday Night Smackdown!
Izod Center – East Rutherford, New Jersey



**LONDON CALLING**



We return from the commercial break with the Izod Center buzzing and getting all the louder to the riling and rapid electric guitar riff, as Paul London comes high-stepping out of Gorilla and onto the stage in his loose-hanging blue-and-white striped pants and matching solid blue vest. We haven’t a clue what his expression on his face is, but judging from the theatrical mask he has on, it may tell the story foe us – the usual plain, white long-nosed half-mask that represent Pan, the Greek god of mischief, has been replaced with a very unsettling and borderline demonic full black mask, horns showing, London’s normally cheery face replaced by what looks like a screaming devil or perhaps, to follow the theme, Ares, the Greek god of war.


**DING DING DING**



Tony Chimel:
The following contest is set for one fall and it is for the WWE United States Championship! On the way to the ring, from Austin, Texas, weighing in at 190 pounds…PAUL LON-DUN!!


Michael Cole:
Welcome back to Friday Night Smackdown, folks, where we’re all set for a match nobody saw coming, as Paul London looks to exact a little revenge on Finlay for his very own United States Championship. And to do what Paul London did earlier tonight, JBL, you can’t deny it takes guts.


JBL:
I know Paul London and Brian Kendrick are a couple of nutcases, but what London did has to take the cake. There’s nothin’ more insane an’ stupid you could do than to disrespect our King and his loyal followers. But to answer your question Michael, yes, it does take guts, an’ I fully expect Finlay to beat those guts right out of this lunatic tonight.


While those two continue their back and forth banter, London does what he does best and BURSTS full tilt down the ramp and slides underneath the bottom rope into the ring, immediately jumping to his feet and climbing up a turnbuckle, feeling the crowd that’s definitely behind him tonight. He throws his hands into a pair of fists and soaks it in, almost supercharging himself, before performing a beautifully arched backflip off the second rope, landing on his feet. He then squats down a little and looks towards the main ring camera before pulling off his sick mask to reveal his actual face, which is not as cheery as we’re used to, but fixed much more on determination. He throws the mask aside and walks in a circle in the square, bobbing his head as he does, psyching himself up more than he’s ever had to in his WWE career.


“MY NAME IS FINLAY. AND I LOVE TA FIGHT.”

**LAMBEG**


Those roaring bagpipes and bass drum beats only mean the arrival of the one-man wrecking crew in Finlay, who has since gotten heavier since he last competed thanks to the extra twenty pounds of gold around his waist. His WWE Tag Team Championship rides around his belly behind the United States title that shines around his waist, but perhaps even more importantly, is the prop he holds in his hand – the uncompromising shillelagh, still fresh from clubbing the Hooliganz’ heads in. The Fighting Irishman has an absolute no nonsense look on his face as he stoically marches down the ramp, not taking his eyes off of London for one second.


Tony Chimel:
And from Belfast, Ireland, weighting in at –


…and Chimel is cut off because Paul London has LEAPT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPES WITH A SUICIDE DIVE RIGHT ONTO FINLAY!! LONDON IS A MISSILE ONTO THE DOUBLE CHAMPION!!



WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP



The Fighting Irishman Finlay(c) v. Paul London



The triumphant bagpipes cease and New Jersey pops huge, as London immediately goes gung ho from the get-go! He gets back up on one knee after almost overshooting the Irishman, emphatically taking off his blue vest and throwing it at ringside before whipping his black locks out of his face and pumping his fists –

“COME ON!!”

The crowd gives another good pop, as London now verbalizes just how beyond pumped he is for this. Finlay’s shillelagh is dropped and the titles conveniently fall off of his waist, prompting London to stay on the offensive by, from his knees, driving a hard forearm into Finlay’s jaw. London stays psyched here, taking his heavyweight adversary and throwing him under the bottom rope into the ring. But upon trying to enter himself through the middle rope, Finlay surprises London by quickly getting to his feet and introducing him to a hard knee strike that stunts the Hooligan. Finlay then pulls London out of the ropes and into the ring, but London’s fire isn’t completely put out yet, as he breaks Finlay’s grip and SOCKS HIM IN THE FACE WITH A HARD RIGHT HAND!! The arena lets out an “ooooh” on the smacking sound, Finlay turning his head on the hit…but he doesn’t flinch, standing in place and slowly turning his head back and looking at London. The cruiserweight’s determined expression softens to show what may be a small twinkle of fear in his eyes that seems to grow wider when Finlay looks back at London with a toothless smirk.

“You wanna play, boy?”

VICIOUS EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! Finlay suddenly grabs London’s head and jacks his jaw with that move, sending London reeling against the ropes. London drapes an arm over said ropes to not tumble to the mat, but Finlay again drags him away from the ropes and clubs him over the back. London collapses to his knees on the first blow, his face and fingers crumpling in pain. But Finlay doesn’t let up with just one, ripping at London’s spine with ANOTHER club! And ANOTHER! And ANOTHER! And ANOTHER! When Finlay stops, London is lying at his feet, gripping the back of his neck, all the fire possibly smothered now.

If it’s not, Finlay’s nasty smirk emerges once more before grabbing Paul by the locks and giving him another knee to the midsection, doubling him over. Finlay then puts takes London by the waist and DRIVES HIM SPINE FIRST INTO THE CORNER!! Finlay may have found the area he’ll dissect tonight, as London falls to a sitting position in the corner, his back possibly numb. Finlay still doesn’t stop trying to completely kill the fire, grabbing hold of the middle rope, taking his foot and PUSHING IT AGAINST LONDON’S THROAT, blatantly choking him out with the aid of leverage. It’s time for referee Chad Patton to start barking orders now, doing so between London’s helpless gasps for air.

1!!

2!!

3!!

4!!

Patton himself tries to pull Finlay off, the Irishman finally adhering and taking his foot down and staring at Patton like he’s gonna choke him next, taking in a good bit of heat from Jersey. Hardly acknowledging the noise, Finlay goes right back to wearing London down, now SUFFOCATING LONDON BY PRESSING HIS KNEE AGAINST HIS FACE. The referee again begins the disqualification count, which Finlay again uses to his full given extent of four and a half before pulling back up. This momentary pause ends quickly, as Finlay again pushes his knee right into London’s throat area, cutting off more and more air that the high-flier might need for his high-paced offense. Or is Finlay just enjoying this? Finlay once more gets off before the ref counts to five, but when he reaches down to pull London out of the corner, the crafty London pulls Finlay forward – AND BOUNCES HIS HEAD OFF TURNBUCKLE!! This stuns Finlay enough for London to pull him away from the corner into a sunset pinning position –

1…


2…


NO!!

Finlay manages to back roll out of the pinning combination, rolling to his feet and aims a KICK AT THE STILL SITTING LONDON…but the loony London dodges by lying flat and grabbing the nearby bottom rope, using it to pull himself under and get onto the apron. As Finlay’s missed punt brings him spinning all the way around, he’s met with London flinging his legs over the top rope and attaching them to the sides of Finlay’s head…SPINNING HEASCISSORS TAKEDOWN!! London’s not dead yet! Both men rise to their feet quickly after the move, London running at Finlay to want to quicken the pace – CLOTHESLINE THAT FOLDS LONDON OVER!! WOW! Finlay damn near beheads London on a move JBL says could only come from a veteran, once again taking all the wind out of London’s sails.

Finlay shakes his head, mildly dizzied by the headscissors. Once he’s back in focus, the Irishman surprisingly doesn’t go for a cover, instead grabbing hold of London’s right heel, using it to split his legs open and DRIVE his elbow into the cruiserweight’s knee. London screams in pain as Finlay hits rapid fire, dropping three more elbows onto the knee before staying there and pulling back on it, Finlay again making sure London knows this is his operating table. London is trying to grit the pain out, lying flat on his back as Patton get to his duties –

1…

NO!

London realizes he put himself in a pinning predicament, Finlay still pushing his elbow into the knee. The crowd begins to clap in rising tempo, trying to get London out of this mess and possibly back into things –

*CLAP*
*CLAP*
*CLAP*
*CLAPCLAP*
*CLAPCLAP*
*CLAPCLAPCLAP*
*CLAPCLAPCLAPCLAP*

London grits his teeth and shakes his fist in the air…before kicking Finlay in the back of the head with his good leg!! This stuns Finlay, but doesn’t get him off, London delivering another one that finally gets Finlay off, standing up. As Finlay reels a little, London pulls his weakened right knee in and grips it in pain, giving Finlay time to recover from his blows. When he does, he pulls London’s leg out of his grip and twists around, looking to do some kind of submission damage here, but London uses the good leg to push Finlay away, who brakes using the ropes.

When Finlay turns back around and rushes at London, he’s greeted by a beautiful arm drag. Finlay quickly recovers and goes again, only to get another arm drag. As he rises and rushes a third time, London hits him with a picture perfect dropkick that sends Finlay backpedalling into a corner. London takes a moment to get to his feet, tending again to his right knee, but once he does, he pumps his fist once more and charges mad at Finlay…CORNER ELBOW SMASH!! Finlay is sandwiched between steep post and body! The fire is building back now, as Finlay drifts groggily out of the corner towards the center of the ring, only for London to rapidly rebound off the ropes in front of him…LOW DROPKICK TO LONDON’S WEAK KNEE!! Just as quickly as it sparks, Finlay douses the flames! London goes rolling over in agony, the crowd deflating, as Finlay makes his first official cover of the match, hooking the hurt leg and putting a forearm right in London’s face –

1…


2…


3-NO!!

London still has some fight in him, but he’s forced to use the weak knee to get out of the pin. Finlay gets up, grabs London by the hair, and gives him a stiff short to the nose before pulling both men vertical and whipping London into the ropes. On the rebound, however, London’s foxlike reflexes continue to show by sliding between Finlay’s legs on what looked like a clothesline attempt. Before Finlay can turn back around to see London, the fox capitalizes – FRONT DROPKICK TO FINLAY’S BACK…THAT SENDS HIM THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE!! Finlay tumbles to the floor in front of the main television camera!! London could right back in this thing with his explosive offense, noting Finlay’s position, seizing the opportunity, leaping onto the nearest corner’s middle rope… SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT!! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT TO THE OUTSIDE ON TOP OF FINLAY!! Both men collapse to the padded outside in heaps, London gripping at his weakened knee, as the crowd erupts for that bold move that puts London’s hopes back in reach.


Michael Cole:
Paul London is a driven man in this United States Championship match – will he be able to do the unthinkable?? Smackdown rolls on!



**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


As Smackdown returns from break, we’re instantly met with the image of both men now on the opposite side of outside the ring before we left, London being DRIVEN KIDNEY FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! Finlay takes a few steps away, leaving London held up only by the barricade. Finlay’s made space is cleared up quickly, as he turns back to London looking for a HIGH BOOT…but London moves out of the way, STRADDLING FINLAY ON THE BARRICADE!! The luck of the Irish are not smiling right now, as London struggles to get to his feet, Chad Patton’s voice now seeming to cut in –

…4!!

…5!!

London doesn’t seem to care, jumping up the ring apron. After Patton begs for him to get back in the ring, London again ignores him and looks towards his opponent in a very precarious position, still stuck on the straddle. London’s shakes some life into his right knee before LEAPING AT FINLAY WITH A DROPKICK…NOBODY HOME!! London lands SPLAT against the outside padding, his knee hitting hard, as its Finlay’s turn to dodge impending doom.

…6!!

Finlay isn’t in much of a hurry at all, now taking the re-introduced leg weakness, lifting the leg up…AND SLAMMING IT AGAINST THE MAT!! As the crowd gasps in horror, London rolls around in pain, Finlay rolling back under the ropes, then back out to restart the count. He wants to punish this kid. This becomes evident when Finlay again drags the Texan to his feet and grabs him by the wrist…before WHIPPING HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS WITH SUCH VELOCITY, LONDON FLIPS COMPLETELY OVER THEM!! The target was London’s right knee, which made such brutal contact, London goes head over heels. Completely writhing in pain right in front of the commentators, London’s screams of agony are the only thing you can hear in the now in the entire silenced arena.

Finlay slowly approaches the now possibly injured London, Patton poking his head through the ropes and begging both men to get back in the ring. Finlay finally complies, pulling London semi-vertical and rolling him under the ropes before following him inside and rolls him onto his back, again hooking the hurt leg –

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3-NO!!

London won’t go down just yet! Finlay still hasn’t changed expression since the match began, but there’s a small twinge of frustration in his eyes as he slaps at London’s head, telling him to “stay down, boy!” This gets more heat from the Izod, and even draws the referee’s attention, getting in Finlay’s way and telling him to back off. While he does so, London inchworms his way on over to some nearby ropes, collapsing eagle spread across the middle rope. Finlay is having an extended talk with the referee’s rules, and while he does something crawls out from under the ring by the entrance ramp and grabs the shillelagh Finlay dropped…THE LITTLE BASTARD!! AND HE CHOKES OUT LONDON USING THE SHILLELAGH! The ref is still talking to Finlay as London loses more oxygen thanks in no part to the rabid little leprechaun. The crowd is making a lot of noise, plenty of front row casuals trying to get the referee’s attention.

The little guy drops from off the ropes and crawls back under the ring, shillelagh in hand, just in time for Patton to turn around and see London even more withered than we had seen before, a thick red line forming around the base of his neck. The merciless Finlay just yanks London off the ropes, only to force an Irish whip and send London across the ring. On the rebound, London sees Finlay lower his head, leaping over him…SUNSET FLIP TRY…but Finlay stays vertical as London tries to pull him down…FINLAY PRESS!! Finlay drops the dead weight of the seated senton right on London’s chest!! Finlay stays on the sternum and hooks London’s good leg for a dominant cover –

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3-NO!!!

LONDON PULLS FINLAY OVER!! The referee shifts counts –

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NO!!

Finlay shifts the weight back, sitting on London’s chest again –

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NO!!

London again pulls Finlay down, but instead of keeping the sunset position, he flows all the way over and gets Finlay’s legs from the prawn position…jackknife cover this time –

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NO!!

Finlay juuuuust narrowly escapes being out-foxed!! But as Finlay rolls back from all fours, London leaps on him again, this time with an Oklahoma roll –

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3-NO!!

The United States Champion finds a way out of that as well!! Both men get back to their feet quickly, London hobbling – and is immediately slowed down again by a Finlay low shoulder to the right knee! This stuns London and gives Finlay time to work his way up, taking London’s wrist and whipping him hard into a corner. London almost collapses, but holds on to stay afloat, as Finlay comes charging in hard… London lifts himself onto the tope rope at the last minute …NOBODY HOME BUT A SOLID STEEL POST!! Finlay’s shoulder eats unforgiving steel! The crowd “oooohs” in reaction to that possible dislocation, but this looks like a huge window for London here, as Finlay drifts out of the corner hunched over and gripping his right shoulder…London leaps…SUNSET FLIP FROM THE TOP ROPE!!! Referee down –

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NO!!!

FINLAY THROWS THE LEGS UP!! Somehow, Finlay gets out of it with his title! Finlay rolls back to his feet relatively quickly, London forced to struggle to his feet, gimpy leg and all, when Finlay reproaches London…SUPERKICK!! SUPERKICK!! SUPERKICK FROM LONDON!! Finlay damn near loses a tooth as his head is kicked off his shoulders!! But the damage to London’s knee has surely taken its toll, as he collapses upon cracking Finlay in the jaw. He can’t make an immediate cover! The crowd is going apeshit for that out-of-nowhere move, but that might’ve been all London had left, both men down and out here, as Patton begins the KO count –

…1!!



…2!!



…3!!



…4!!



5!!
London crawls over to nearby ropes and begins pulling himself up…



…6!!

London is completely vertical now, with the help of ropes, but he approaches the corner nearest the still lifeless Finlay and tries to climb the turnbuckle…but his right knee is possibly dislocated by this point, not allowing it to be easy. The unfettered London then decides to improvise…AND HOP ON ONE LEG TO THE TOP ROPE!! London’s determination gets Jersey on its feet in both awe and wonder, as London has his back turned towards his opponent and is literally trying to balance himself on one leg on the top rope, costing him precious time. But he finally leaps…ONE LEGGED MOONSAULT…NOBODY HOME!! FINLAY ROLLS; LONDON CRASHES AND BURNS!!

London grips at his ribs and midsection as he comes crashing back down to earth, the crowd with their hands on their heads and deflating, as the constant knee injury may have provided London with something to overcome, but it may have cost him precious seconds and thus the United States title. Finlay just managed to roll out of the way of impending disaster there, slowly getting back to his feet, rubbing at his jaw. The Irishman then takes one big breath in before grabbing at London once more, forcing him to his feet in a single bound before bringing him up and across his shoulders…ROLLING HILLS!! The rolling fireman’s carry pancakes London back into the canvas and most definitely further crunches those tender ribs. Finlay with a cover with his forearm on the bridge of London’s nose –

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NO!!!

LONDON STILL SAYS NO!! Even with a limp body, London somehow rolls the shoulder! The crowd pops in approval, but Finlay puts his hands on his hips in disbelief. The slightest bit of doubt is starting to enter the eyes of the Man Who Loves to Fight. He looks down at the determined London then back up to the ref, asking if it was indeed only two. Patton confirms it was, which further sours the perpetually pissed mood Finlay is in, again taking by the hair and wants to pull him up, but London’s dead weight at the moment, having to be propped against Finlay’s thigh for any kind of support. This isn’t lost on Finlay, who grabs a fist full of London locks and pulls it back, taking his head off his thigh.

“Get up! You wanted ta fight, boy! Get up!”

SMACK!!

LONDON REACHES UP AND SMACKS FINLAY IN THE JAW!! The same fight London showed in the opening seconds is still very much there, responding to Finlay’s smash mouth style by smashing Finlay in the mouth! That damn well may have been all the kid had left, as he drops right back down, his head against the belly of a very unnerved Irishman. We can see the rage building in Finlay’s face, his jaw clenched so tight his whole head is starting to convulse. He then abruptly reaches down towards London, grabbing him around the midsection and just as abruptly yanks up…GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB!! GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB!! WOW!! Finlay pulls that move from out of the ether and pauses for a moment, staring at what should be his final handiwork, covering London by pulling his leg up to his ear –

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NOOO!!!!!

LONDON MIRACULOUSLY ROLLS THE SHOULDER!!! HOW THE HOOLIGAN HELL??? The crowd is losing their minds, partly because they didn’t expect anything of this sort when they walked in tonight, partially because they’re surprised it’s not over, but mostly in shock and amazement of the sheer iron will of Paul London. The driving force of a fallen friend is the only thing anyone can think of that’s keeping London from rolling over. Finlay is not admiring this at all, almost beside himself that that didn’t do it. His hands run through his hair in absolute disbelief, grabbing Chad Patton by the collar and demanding that that be a three count, but the official refuses. While Finlay has a face to face argument with the man in blue, a little man in green peers up through the ring skirt on the apron…THE LITTLE BASTARD’S BACK…AND HE SETS FINLAY’S SHILLELAGH IN A CORNER!! He gives a mischievous grin…before crawling up through the skirt and into the ring!

Finlay immediately points this out to the referee, completely distracting Patton! Once the LB has the official’s attention, he waddles away and leaves under the ring, Chad Patton in hot pursuit, leading to a chase around the outside ring area! The Little Bastard disappears from Patton’s view by diving back to his home underneath the ring right in front of the commentators, leading the ref to stop doing his job and start playing hide-and-go-seek under the ring skirt. With no reason to abide by the law in the ring, Finlay takes his shillelagh out of both brutality and desperation here, but as he awaits for London to get to his feet and raises the staff above his head, something stops him from caving London’s head in…IT’S BRIAN KENDRICK!! KENDRICK’S HERE!! He’s in street clothes, jumping on the apron behind Finlay and stopping him from swinging the deadly ‘legh! He and Finlay have a momentary tug-of-war while the crowd goes wild, Kendrick taking Finlay’s stretched arm…AND GUILLOTINE DROPS IT ACROSS THE TOP ROPE, forcing him to let go!! The same shoulder that was driven into the post earlier gets tested again, as Finlay lets out a yelp and reels in pain, RIGHT INTO A SCHOOL BOY FROM LONDON!! Patton looks up from his search to see what’s going on, rushing and sliding back into the ring, Kendrick looks on hopeful –

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NO!!


At the last possible second, Finlay twists his body out of the roll-up!! The pained shoulder is again strained in the body torque, London pounding the mat in semi-frustration and jump starting himself to get back up and get in there, approaching a still possibly reeling champion, who is on one knee. London grabs his head in a three-quarters facelock and points towards the turnbuckle, the crowd knowing what he’s thinking about here. With Kendrick watching on, London borrows the SLICED BREAD #2…but his leg gives out…FINLAY THROWS LONDON INTO THE CORNER!! London is absolutely impaled in a seated position on the middle rope by Finlay’s counter chunk made possible by the destroyed knee, his groin and face hitting the turnbuckles hard. The reaching exhaustion Finlay has had enough of this mess, yanking London from his stunned position and sets London on his shoulders again…no, behind his shoulders…he’s looking for the finishing CELTIC CROSS…





London squirms…





Falls down his spine…

..AND TURNS IT INTO ANOTHER ROLL-UP!! London has Finlay in a surprise prawn cover –

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3…!!!



Here is your winner and NEW WWE United States Champion…Paul London at (17:19)


HOLY HELL--!! He did it! The fox-footed Paul London literally pulls the wool over Finlay’s eyes in an UNBELIEVABLE UPSET!! London high tails it out of the ring to Kendrick and they embrace, as Finlay looks on from a seated position with a ‘there’s no way in hell that just happened’ expression. Kendrick breaks the hug only to pick up the United States title, which never left the base of the entrance ramp from when it was dropped seventeen minutes ago. The crowd is going nuts, Kendrick holding the handicapped London up and handing him the United States Championship he just earned while going back up the ramp, referee Patton following them and raising London’s hand while they’re doing so. London is almost in tears as takes the title and holds it over his head while his best friend holds him steady – the perfect picture of the allegory for his drive the entire match if there ever was one.
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Judge's Scorecard

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Originally Posted by Judge #1
619IDH
REALISM: 7/10
DESCRIPTION: 8/10
FINISH: 9/10
OVERALL: 24/30

FEEDBACK: Your backstory was pretty decent, you created a whole scenario for yourself to set up a match, so that was pretty impressive. You did very well in your description but there were quite a few times where I spotted words that shouldn't be there or missing words. Again, I think the match went on for too long, kind of felt that the two competitors were even with each other. However, the backstory was good enough to sway me another way and think of this match as an upset. The finish was really well done. Just when I thought London was out of it, Finlay tries for his finisher but gets pinned by the quick instincts of London, that was a good ending for sure. The only thing that I didn't see right about this match was the length of time it got and maybe Brian Kendrick getting involved. It kind of took away from the “against all odds” feel that you created. But still, goodjob with this.
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Originally Posted by Judge #2
619DH
Realism: 8/10
Description: 8/10
Finish: 9/10
Final: 25/30
Notes: I really liked the way you used London and Finlay here. Finlay was the stiff aggressor and London played off the crowd great. I thought the Kendrick spot was fairly useful in the match and didn’t make London look weak. I thought you really managed to emphasize how much of an underdog London was in the match. Description-wise you did a very good job painting a picture of the match and the finish was great. Great job!
Overall: 49/60

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Winner: 619DH

My apologies if this looks shitty at all, I really didn't have much time to do it. As for the next round, I believe we're going to do a five man free for all with the two highest scoring bookers moving on to the finals. You will learn about the next round soon! Any comments or suggestions or feedback, feel free to bring it up!

Advancing to round 3:
ThatWeirdGuy
LegendOfBaseball
Flux Capacitor
Melvis
619DH
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