Day #18 - 09/24/2020! Sept 24, 2020 21:23:12 GMT
Post by Steven Brody, CEO on Sept 24, 2020 21:23:12 GMT
Prelim Tag Match #1.
Sylenth1 v. La Sirvientas De Yum Kimil
This was Match #1 of the tag team mini tournament set to decide one of the tag teams to face Second City Riot Squad for the Tag Titles next, alongside Bloody Fairytale. Fans were familiar with Lady Death and Santa Muerta but the team of Sylenth1? They literally were a full-on mystery! AIFF, in the silver helmet, started things off against Santa Muerta. He(?), standing about 6’1” came into the match with a bit of a brawling, heavy hitter style. His(?) strikes seemed to focus heavily on boxing jabs and punches before the grapple game started and AIFF started dishing out powerslams and suplexes galore. Lady Death tagged in and La Sirvientas turned the tables around on Sylenth1 until AIFF got a hot tag into XLR. Here came the shorter, 5’10” like a silver headed bat out of hell, bouncing off the ropes with aerial offense all over the place before mixing it up against Lady Death and Santa Muerta with quick kicks and Muay Thai strikes. La Sirvientas De Yum Kimil, literally, didn’t know what exactly they were up against and while they put up one hell of a battle, Sylenth1 made good on their in-ring debut and delivered Signal Flow to Lady Death for AIFF to score the pinfall.
Prelim Tag Match #2.
The Penny Dreadfuls v. Kairi Higurashi & Kamiko Sugiyama
Two debuting teams in this match as Kairi Higurashi and Kamiko Sugiyama squared up against The Penny Dreadfuls and it was indeed...well...dreadful! Dreadful for Higurashi and Sugiyama, anyway, as both teams came ready for a fight and wanting to prove themselves. They both did but even with two teams that had so much natural chemistry, when they faced off, there could only be one winner. After a brutal exchange of stiff, nasty strikes between the two teams, The Penny Dreadfuls made good on their social media promises and picked up the win after Helena Handbasket delivered Screw U, knocking Kamiko Sugiyama back and around into an oncoming Bored Now from Riley Rouse to get the pinfall victory!
Winners: The Penny Dreadfuls
Prelim Tag Match #3.
The Brothers Drake v. The Queen’s Guard
A rematch that fans had been hoping to see go down again, right here. Last time these two teams met, The Queen’s Guard did nothing short of embarrassing The Brothers Drake in their in-ring NFW debut. Dylan and Torian were looking for some payback here as the bell rang and they looked ready for war. Torian started things off against Lluvia Cane. Torian wasn’t the biggest brother but Lluvia was still at a size disadvantage so she wasn’t about to charge in head first without a sound strategy. She focused on kicks to Torian’s legs and hard forearms to the lower back when she was able to slip around behind him. She kept him isolated in the Queen’s Guard corner, tagging in and out with Moe Renhuan but once Torian got that hot tag in to Dylan, the big powerhouse of the brothers came in like a steam engine, leveling Lluvia with a lariat. Moe chipped away at him with kicks to the legs but as she bounced off the ropes for a hurricanrana, Dylan caught her and delivered somewhat of a buckle bomb, throwing her right into a rising Lluvia. This sent both ladies into a corner and Dylan came charging in for a double corner splash. Lluvia shoved Moe out of the way and dove to the other side, causing Dylan to crash into the corner. Torian came into the ring to help his brother but ate a double superkick from Cane and Renhuan. As they spun around, however, Dylan blasted them with a double clothesline. Moe rolled out of the ring, holding her head but Dylan picked Lluvia up by the hair and directed Torian back onto their side of the apron. He tagged his brother in before lifting Lluvia up onto his shoulders. Torian dove off, clotheslining the Cherokee Princess down to the mat with Notorious Dragon and hooked the leg for the pinfall!
Winners: The Brothers Drake
Prelim Tag Match #4.
Triple Threat Tag Finals!
Sylenth1 v. The Penny Dreadfuls v. The Brothers Drake
After a short recap of the Vlad Blackheart Memorial Tournament, hyping up the Finals Event (of course, pending tonight’s B Block winner), the Triple Threat Tag Finals was on! As a Triple Threat match, one member from each team was in the ring at the same time. This proved to make things quite exciting and chaotic as neither team knew much about the others. Helena Handbasket, Dylan Drake and AIFF stayed true to their power brawling styles while Torian Drake and Riley Rouse brought their quick, precise striking to the table. XLR? Well, just like in the first match, he(?) was all over the place, bouncing off the ropes with hurricanranas, missile dropkicks and everything in between. One moment saw a hellacious sequence with AIFF and Dylan Drake brawling on the outside. Riley Rouse came charging across the ring and hit a Suicide Dive through the ropes, taking both of them down. Just as Riley got up, however, Torian Drake wasn’t having none of that shit so he came launching himself over the top rope with a plancha, taking Riley down! Helena Handbasket decided to get involved and slingshotted herself over the top rope into a somersault senton onto Torian Drake. With five out of six of the competitors on the outside, XLR of Sylenth1 got into the ring and - almost comically - looked around at the crowd, pointing to the gaggle of wrestlers on the outside. The crowd seemed to be urging him(?) on so he ran from one corner, up the turnbuckle and - to the shock of the crowd - hit a corkscrew shooting star press down onto everyone else on the outside. This got the crowd roaring in excitement as the match continued. There wasn’t much the ref could do in terms of DQ or countout with Triple Threat rules so the scramble continued inside the ring until Riley Rouse was locked up with AIFF and, in the struggle, ended up ripping that silver helmet off. The crowd gasped for just a moment. Were we about to see AIFF’s fa--?! No. Wait. AIFF’s face was fully concealed by a skin tight silver hood over his[?] face. Riley Rouse looked at the helmet, garnering a laugh out of the crowd as he got a “What The Hell?!” look on his face a split second before AIFF caught him off guard with the Doppler Effect, allowing XLR to deliver The Drop - collectively, known as Post-Production! AIFF made the cover while XLR kept his head on a swivel to make sure they scored the victory.
Andrew Payne: And they did it! Goddamn, they did it!
Matt Salvatore: How often do you debut and end up winning a Tag Team Title shot, Andy?!
Andrew Payne: Hey, I can honestly admit that BDP and myself never ended up that lucky!
Matt Salvatore: Neither did I and any of my partners!
Andrew Payne: Well, they’ll be joining Bloody Fairytale and Second City Riot Squad at Wrestle War but that’s just the end of one portion of the night! It is now time for the final set of block matches! The Vlad Blackheart Memorial Tournament concludes, tonight!
Angel Kash v. Debby Haze
As usual in a lot of her matches, Angel came out and went after Debby before the bell could ring. Angel dumped Debby out to the floor and she started as she grabbed a steel chair from ringside and just blasted Debby across the back with it. Once she felt like she did enough damage, Angel rolled Debby into the ring and yelled for the ref to ring the bell. As soon as the bell rang, Angel went for a pin, but Debby managed to kick out at two. Angel showed a little shock and disbelief as she argued with the ref. Angel though grabbed Debby and locked in an abdominal stretch. As the ref was checking on Debby, Angel reached out and grabbed the top rope for added leverage, but the ref caught on and kicked Angel’s hand off the rope. As Angel argued with them, Debby took advantage and delivered a spinning heel kick that sent Angel out to the floor. Debby took advantage, hitting a tope con hilo before rolling Angel back into the ring and finally delivering Purple Haze and hooking the leg to pick up the win.
Remi Fontaine v. Sela Rica-Lark
You could almost feel the frustration coming from Remi as he entered into this match. He had a look of focus and determination on his face as he looked at Sela, ready for a fight. Remi came out of the gates on fire as he went right after Sela, taking her down to the mat and delivering a few forearms before standing up and hitting the ropes and delivering a shining wizard. Remi had Sela on the ropes for a good chunk of the opening portion of the match before Sela found a way to start battling back. Remi would look to hit Sela with a corkscrew senton bomb, but Sela was able to get her knees up and drive them into the back of Remi. From here, Sela would take over the match and she would deliver Hurts so Good on Remi before delivering Just for Fun and hooking the leg to pick up the victory.
Winner: Sela-Rica Lark
Morgan Payne v. Maki
Maki and Morgan came out, both determined to solidify their spot in the standings as they came at each other fast and hard. The two of them met in the middle of the ring and just started exchanging punches with one another. Maki though would eventually start to get the better of the exchange as she backed Morgan into the ropes. Maki would take Morgan and send her off the ropes and into the opposite side. Morgan would rebound and run into a discus clothesline by Maki before hitting Morgan with a double underhook piledriver and getting a nearfall out of it. Maki then picked Morgan up, but when she did, Morgan grabbed Maki by the wrist and pulled her into a headbutt to the bridge of the nose before taking her over with a hip toss. Morgan would grab both wrists of Maki and deliver two stiff knees to the face before picking Maki up and delivering a double underhook DDT. Morgan would hook the leg and Maki managed to kick out at two. Morgan though had enough and picked Maki up and delivered a liver shot that dropped Maki to the mat before picking her back up and delivering Dahntahn After Dahk and hooking the leg and picking up the win.
Winner: Morgan Payne
Emevlas Stastias v. Anton Crowley
Once again, in form with the last couple of matches, Emevlas just sat down on a chair at the top of the ramp as Anton looked on and she told the ref to start counting her out. The ref rang the bell and started the count as Anton stood there in the middle of the ring and watched as Emevlas just stood up and flipped the fans off who were booing her quite loudly before walking back through the curtain.
Matt Salvatore: Well that was goddamn anti-climatic!
Andrew Payne: Emevlas Stastias behavior is an absolute insult to what this tournament stands for! You know that as well as I do!
Matt Salvatore: Yeah, but I also know that Anton Crowley just picked up two more points and now he sits at 17! That puts him in the lead of B Block.
Andrew Payne: Cass Baumer needs to fell The Black Lion, Minoru Tanahashi to at least tie the man she drew with and we’ll see what happens from there!
Winner: Anton Crowley
Minoru Tanahashi v. Cass Baumer
Minoru and Cass came out, both showing a little respect to one another before the match began. Once the bell rang though, it was an all out fight between the two of them. Cass knew that she needed to win this match to at least force a tie in the block and Minoru was trying to play spoiler. The two of them battled back and forth all match with neither one really being able to gain the advantage in the early part of this match. Minoru though was able to eventually gain control as he delivered a palm strike that caught Cass under the jaw that stunned her. Minoru would then deliver a series of three snap suplexes on Cass before taking her and trapping her in Keimusho Saifu. Cass struggled, trying to break free before Minoru got a running start and delivered a stalling basement dropkick to Cass that sent her out of the ring. Minoru would follow up with a suicide dive on Cass before rolling her back into the ring. He’d climb up to the top rope, but Cass was able to hop to her feet and hit the ropes, causing Minoru to slip and crotch himself on the top turnbuckle. Cass climbed up to the top rope herself and lept, taking Minoru down to the mat with a headscissors and this is where Cass would begin to take over. Cass would hit Minoru with a jumping DDT and immediately going for a cover, but Minoru was able to kick out at two. Cass would continue, hitting Minoru with a diving leg drop and then deliver Bleeding Edge on him. Cass would hook the leg again and Minoru managed to kick out at the last moment. Cass would go for the Fact Check, but Minoru was able to counter out of it and deliver Kabukicho Nights before immediately picking Cass up and delivering The Black Lion Bomb and stacking Cass up and the ref counted to three and this match was over!
Andrew Payne: AND IT! IS! OVER!
Matt Salvatore: WAIT, WHAT?! ANOTHER UPSET?!
Andrew Payne: You’re damn right, Matt!! That means the Demon Prince, Anton Crowley is the B Block Champion! He’ll face Super Tiger on October 6th in the Tournament Finals!
Winner: Minoru Tanahashi
================================================================Minoru Tanahashi celebrated his victory, also taking the time to shake Cass Baumer’s hand as a way to show his final opponent some respect. As they both clear the ring, Steven Brody once again appears with Jessica Clarkson and Anton Crowley in the ring. Anton’s not alone, however, as he’s joined by the entirety of House Crowley. Even their recently scarce manager, Tia Santos, is present. Anton has the look of a satisfied devil on his face as he opens his arms to soak in the hate from the disgusted crowd.
Roger Arden: Ladies and gentlemen! With a total of eight wins, one draw and zero losses and a total accumulation of seventeen points! Your 2020 Vlad Blackheart Memorial B Block Champion! ANTON CROWLEEEEEEEEEEY!!!!!!!!
Even Steven Brody looks a little beside himself as he hangs the golden medal of B Block around Anton Crowley’s neck. Jessica Clarkson is quick to get the hell out of the ring and away from House Crowley as Steven Brody politely, maybe a tad bit begrudgingly shakes Anton’s hand and steps back, clapping as Anton and House Crowley celebrate. The shot ends with the credits on the bottom of the screen as Anton Crowley steps right up to the camera, telling Super Tiger that he’ll see her soon as he lifts the gold medal at the end of the ribbon and just grins wickedly.
B Block Points
Anton Crowley - 17
Cass Baumer - 15
Minoru Tanahashi - 14
Morgan Payne - 13
Sela Rica-Lark - 11
Maki - 8
Emevlas Stastias - 4
Angel Kash - 4
Debby Haze - 4
Remi Fontaine - 0
B BLOCK CHAMPION