Episode #8 presents 'Crowning of a Champion' Marchesa Hall & Theater; Austin TX (Airdate: 21 Feb 2013)
....We fade up on Brandon Stroud and Eamon Patton at ringside as they welcome the viewing audience, both at home and in the arena, to 'Crowning of a Champion'....Both Lance Archer and Barbi Hayden are in the building as they speculate if those two are going to get involved in the matches their nemisis' are in....They run down the card but the big one decides the 1st-ever Inspire Pro Champion....Let's go to the ring....
--In the opener, the Beaver Boys faced the Bravado Brothers for the second consecutive week as Alex Reynolds/John Silver took that first match from the Harlem/Lancelot. In what turned out to be an excellent opening match with tons of nearfalls, the Beaver Boys win their 2nd straight over the Bravados with DOUBLE PENETRATION. Brief handshakes are exchanged as the arena crowd applaud the efforts of both teams.
--We come back from a commercial break with the Dark Menace in the ring touting the greatness that is 'Dirty' Andy Dalton and how Dalton is going to re-injure Rex Havoc in this match.
Dark Menace taunts Rex Havoc to start the match allowing Andy Dalton to blindside Havoc. Dalton controls the early portion of the match as he works on Havoc's neck. The announcers wonder aloud if Havoc came back to soon in what was deemed a serious neck injury. Dalton hits the PILEDRIVER but somehow Havoc gets a shoulder up. Havoc reverses a T-bone suplex into a ring shaking spinebuster for a big nearfall.
However, Havoc's advantage is short lived as Dark Menace hops on the ring apron for the distraction. As he's arguing with the referee, DM tosses his cane to Dalton and Dalton breaks it over the head of the charging Havoc. A seated neckbreaker is the final straw as Dalton picks up the victory.
....From there, we go backstage as Rhino & the Young Bucks are guarding the dressing room door of AJ Styles....Lance Hoyt walks up who gets right in Rhino's face....The two behemoths just stand there not saying a word when Lance reaches out and grabs Matt Jackson, who along with his brother had been taunting Lance in the corners of the frame, by the neck....Lance hoists Matt up and spins 180 degrees before choke slamming Matt through a nearby table....The pop from the crowd is huge as Nick Jackson tends to his brother and Lance goes back to his stare down with Rhino as we go to commercial....
--We come back from the break with what suppose to be our first 6-man tag match of the evening. However, the Bullet Club refused to wrestle because of what transpired before we went to commercial break. Lance Hoyt comes out and says the fans are going to see someone from the Bullet Club wrestle against him in this match. Lance and Silas Young seem to have a minor disagreement as it seems Silas wants this match before Rhino comes down and accepts Lance's challenge. We have ourselves a match.
The two big men go toe-to-toe before Rhino gets a clear advantage after Lance misses a running big boot into the corner. Rhino hits his big impact moves and scores nearfalls with a Death Valley Driver, a running powerslam, and a release powerbomb in quick succession.
Lance is in trouble at this point as Rhino sets up for his finisher. As Rhino launches himself to deliver GORE!, Silas Young steps in front of the move causing Rhino to flatten both Lance and Silas with GORE! and the trio go crashing to the arena floor. Rhino has enough wits to pull Lance into the ring but only gets a nearfall from the carnage. Lance looks like he's about to mount a comeback until Nick Jackson comes to ringside and superkicks Lance in the back of the head. Rhino hits another release powerbomb to pick up the win.
--We come back from commercial after the carnage of our last match to Barbi Hayden sitting at the announce table doing guest commentary for our next match between Angelus Layne and Jessica James.
Kimber Lee is out with Angelus and as you might expect, helps Angelus keep the advantage. However, Jessica is a tornado inside the ring as she hits Angelus with a quick JJ KICK for a nearfall and scores another nearfall with La Petite Morte. Kimber saves Angelus from certain defeat and allows Angelus to deliver a crushing full nelson bomb for a nearfall. Once again, despite the odds, Jessica fights back and lands her second JJ KICK of the match but Kimber saves Angelus once again by distracting the referee.
Angelus takes advantage of the distraction by delivering a crushing VICTORY LAYNE but the referee is still dealing with Kimber Lee. Barbi sneaks into the ring and drops Angelus with the HAYDEN HALO as Jessica covers Angelus for the win!!
Angelus is extremely irate at what happened as Barbi and Jessica head to the back with the fans delighted at what just transpired.
....We go backstage to hear comments from both our competitors in the Main Event....Ricky Starks says his Cadillac is gassed and ready and he's reserved the Reed Center on the campus of Texas A&M to host his celebration party as this draws boos from the crowd....He says Texas Longhorn fans would be thrown out of the building as he doesn't celebrate with them....
....AJ Styles talks about creating another chapter in his legacy by winning the Inspire Pro title....He's already the IWGP champion in Japan and he's going to add more bling to his already impressive array of bling....And if Lance Hoyt wants to stick his nose in his business....He's prepared for that too....
--From there, we go to ringside as we get our first 6-man tag match of the evening as Veda Scott leads War Machine/Tommy End to the ring to face Dark Menace Forces. War Machine has proven to be the top dogs in the Inspire Pro tag division in the early history of the promotion. The DMF team of Rocky Reynolds/MK Rayne are looking for a little revenge as is Tommy End against DMF's Benett Cole.
Veda's men started out strong and controlled early and often as Hanson/Rowe put the boots to Rocky Reynolds. However, MK Rayne was able to far better against War Machine and got a strong nearfall on Rowe with a Hanuken. Tommy End gets tagged in and he cleans house before demanding Benett Cole face him.
Tommy beats Benett from pillar-to-post getting near falls from Nephilim and an Elohim Combo. Tommy climbs the top turnbuckle for his OWARI DEATH FOOT STOMP finisher but gets low-blowed by MK Rayne. Tommy falls right into the BLACKOUT by Cole for the finish.
Dark Menace struts afterwards and tells Veda if she wants to deal with a "real man," she knows where to find him.
--We come back from commercial for the Main Event as AJ Styles and Ricky Starks vie to become the 1st-ever Inspire Pro Champion. We get "Michael Buffer-ish" introductions from Brandon Stroud as the Bullet Club minus Matt Jackson accompanies their leader to the ring. Pinkie Sanchez comes out with Starks and not far behind is Lance Hoyt and Silas Young. Somehow, this match may have just turned into a Lumberjack Match!
Very few people actually gave Ricky Starks a chance in this match, the matchmaker included, but it was Starks who pressed the advantage early. The two trade nearfalls with Starks hitting a famous Amos and AJ responding with a Phenomenal DDT. AJ used a distraction from Nick Jackson and dropped Ricky with a Pele Kick for another nearfall. From then on, AJ was ruthless and clearly could see the match ending coming. AJ dropped Ricky with another Pele Kick and got nearfalls with a third Pele Kick, a Rack Bomb, and a discus lariat.
AJ was getting frustrated by not being able to put Starks away. AJ climbed the buckles but missed a moonsault and Starks took over. Starks transitioned from an implant DDT into a Sleeperhold and locked AJ in a Crossface. AJ was able to get to the ropes but Ricky refused to break the hold until the referee almost hit the 5-count. Starks mockingly kicked AJ in the back of the head after releasing the hold which brought the ire of the Bullet Club. Starks was in the position AJ was 5-minutes ago looking to finish the match!
Starks with another implant DDT....BUSTER KEATON by Starks....AJ kicks out at 2....Another BUSTER KEATON....Again, AJ kicks out at 2....
Up until this point, the "lumberjacks" watched from ringside with little interaction except taunting each other and this match was well on its way to being a MOTY candidate....until all hell broke loose. Starks hits his 3rd BUSTER KEATON in a row and Nick Jackson pulls the referee out of the ring before he could make the 3-count!! The referee admonishes Jackson but gets caught in the middle of Starks and Jackson colliding and goes down. Jackson nearly takes Starks' head off with a superkick as Lance Hoyt enters the ring.
Big Lance picks AJ up and drops him with a F'N Slam and picks him up again and delivers a ring-jarring BLACKOUT that totally takes AJ out of the picture!! Meanwhile, a huge brawl erupts involving Rhino and Silas Young and Pinkie goes after Nick Jackson. With Lance standing tall in the ring, Matt Jackson sneaks into the ring and, together with his brother, nails Lance with Early Onset Alzheimer's!! Lance careens off the ropes for another EOS from the Young Bucks that sends him flying over the top rope and taking out Silas and Pinkie. As the Bucks grab every water bottle at the broadcast table and pour them over AJ and the referee in an effort to revive them, Rhino crushes Ricky Starks with GORE!, sending Starks flying into the security railing.
As Brandon Stroud tells the viewing audience the show has ran over their allotted time but we are staying with the finish of the match, AJ has collected enough wits to drag Ricky back into the ring. AJ wastes no time and drops Starks with the STYLES CLASH as the referee makes the 3-count!!
We head off the air as Eamon Patton tells the fans that the Bullet Club has just stolen the Inspire Pro championship from Ricky Starks!! The last image we see is the Bullet Club helping AJ Styles to his feet and AJ thrust the title belt into the air in celebration....
Post by Crimson Cross on Jun 22, 2015 16:11:11 GMT -5
That was a stellar conclusion to the Inspire Pro Tournament and you've gotta love how the Bullet Club stole the night, your doing a great job with this fed and it'll continue to be fun to follow your IP gabe72, keep it coming...
In total agreement with Crimson Cross... Thoroughly enjoyed how Bullet Club took over the main event to ensure that The Phenomenal One walked out as your inaugural IP champion...
The matchup between Dalton and Havoc was a brutal as expected... And the backstage segment between Lance Hoyt and The Bullet Club provided an excellent lead-in to Hoyt's one-on-one encounter with the Man-Beast...
It was very cool how Barbi Hayden provided the assist to Jessica James in her victory over Angelus Layne...
Thanks for reading. The main event was everything I wanted and more. I thought Starks showed he could hang with the big boys. His and Angelus cards are my favorite of the set and I hope he continues his run. The Bucks really did screw him out of the title and a feud between Starks and the Bucks is in the works.
CWF Champion: Mister Centra CWF tag team champions: Tortured Soul/Agony
--With 'Crowning of a Champion' in the books, the 1st Cycle is complete and we roll right into our 2nd Cycle. The 2nd Cycle will determine our inaugural champions in the Inspire Pro Tag Division and the Inspire Pro XX Division. Eight women and eight teams have been invited to compete in the tournaments which will conclude on Episode #16: 'Gold Rush' with the 1st Round matches being contested on Episodes #9 & #10 and are listed below.
Barbi Hayden vs Delilah Doom Kimber Lee vs Leva Bates Young Bucks vs Ricky Starks/Steve O'Reno Beaver Boys vs Fighting Taylor Boyz
Angelus Layne vs Jessica James Malia Hosaka vs Athena Inner City Machine Guns vs Rocky Reynolds/MK Rayne War Machine vs Bravado Brothers
Two interesting developments have come out of the tournament announcements that concern Barbi Hayden, Angelus Layne, and Ricky Starks. The Front Office has forbidden any contact between Barbi and Angelus within the confines of the arena. The Front Office has made it clear to both ladies that any physical contact between the two prior to them meeting in the tournament finals, if that scenario happens, will be cause for immediate ejection from the tournament and possible firing from the company.
The second development concerns Ricky Starks and you may have noticed that Starks teams with Steve O'Reno to face the Young Bucks in the opening round. In the aftermath of our last episode, Starks demanded to face the Bucks in the tourney's first round. However, the surprising part is that he's apparently mended fences with O'Reno as their semi-feud early in the 1st Cycle seemed ready to explode. Time will tell if they succeed as a tag team.
--AJ Styles is the 1st-ever Inspire Pro Champion after beating Ricky Starks in the tournament final. Unlike the tag titles or the XX title which mandates one title defense every 30 days, the IP title carries a mandatory 60-day title defense rule. However, AJ will defend the title twice during the upcoming Cycle with his first defense against 'Dirty' Andy Dalton on Episode #13. Dalton was named the #1 Contender by the IP Ranking Committee and the Dark Menace could not be happier. The Styles/Dalton winner will defend the title again in the Main Event of Episode #16.
Inspire Pro Rankings
Inspire Pro Champion: AJ Styles 1. Andy Dalton (3-1) 2. Ricky Starks (2-2) 3. Rhino (2-0) 4. Silas Young (1-0) 5. Raymond Rowe (1-0)
Inspire Pro Tag Champions: Vacant 1. War Machine (3-0) 2. Beaver Boys (2-0) 3. Young Bucks (0-0-1) 3. Inner City Machine Guns (0-0-1) 5. DMF (Rocky Reynolds/MK Rayne) (0-1-0)
Inspire Pro XX Champion: Vacant 1. Barbi Hayden (1-0-0) 1. Jessica James (1-0-0) 3. Angelus Layne (1-2-0) 4. Delilah Doom (1-1-0) 5. Kimber Lee (0-1-0)
Episode #9 Marchesa Hall & Theater; Austin TX (Airdate: 28 Feb 2013)
....We fade up on Brandon Stroud and Eamon Patton at ringside....They go to a video monatage of 'Crowning of a Champion' complete with a still photo of AJ Styles raising the Inspire Pro Championship above his head in triumph....Stroud and Patton run down tonight's card before going to a video taped by AJ right after our last show....
....AJ is sitting on a stool as he cradles the title belt on his lap as the rest of the Bullet Club pour champagne over his head....AJ finally speaks telling the camera it was pre-destined for him to win the title....Proof of this is the futile attempt by Lance Hoyt to stop him from winning the belt....The Bullet Club rules Inspire Pro and there's nothing anyone can do about it....
....We go from there to another taped message....This time Lance Hoyt is in front of the camera....He's disappointed he wasn't able to keep AJ from winning the belt....But, he will keep the Bullet Club from winning anymore titles....He points directly into the camera and tells AJ that "Come hell or high water"...."AJ will not be the champion once Cycle 2 ends"....
--We come back from the break as we start the Inspire Pro XX title tournament with Kimber Lee battling Leva Bates (PP 2014 version). This match turned out to be a great battle as Kimber ended up with 4 tokens and Leva with 3 tokens. They went over 13-minutes of TV time and traded their finishers 4 times over the final sequence. Leva ended up hitting her 3rd PEPSI PLUNGE of the match to get the pinfall and advance to the semi-finals. Despite their hatred for Kimber, the fans applaud both wrestlers for their match performance before we go to commercial.
--We are back with the Inspire Pro tag team title tournament as the Beaver Boys face the visiting Fighting Taylor Boyz. The Beaver Boys were on point in this match. After isolating and beating up Ryan Taylor, they corner Chuck Taylor and hit back to back DOUBLE PENETRATIONS for the win to advance in the tourney.
....Before we go to commercial, Ricky Starks is shown pacing back and forth in the locker room....His iPhone chimes as he gets Face Timed by Pinkie Sanchez....Pinkie asks him if he's sure about teaming with Steve O'Reno tonight....Ricky doesn't seem so sure about the partnership....But, if they don't win, O'Reno will pay....
....We go from there to the broadcast table at ringside....Angelus Layne walks out and tells Stroud and Patton that she's there to do guest commentary for the next match....They try to get Angelus to comment on the restrictions placed on her by the Front Office....However, she just smiles, bats her eyes, and tells them for the next 7 weeks, she's Barbi Hayden's biggest fan....
--We come back from the break for Barbi Hayden vs Delilah Doom. Barbi and Angelus Layne stare each other down before Angelus starts mocking her with a slow golf clap and waving her hand to the crowd "pagent-style" to imitate her feelings towards Barbi being a pagent queen.
Barbi seemed distracted to start the match as Delilah scored an early nearfall with a reverse neckbreaker. Angelus got up from the broadcast table and actually led the crowd in a cheer for Barbi. This seemed to distract Delilah as Barbi roared back with a high knee strike and followed with the HAYDEN HALO to advance to face Leva Bates in the semi-finals.
--After the break, in the Main Event, the Young Bucks faced Ricky Starks/Steve O'Reno in the second 1st-Round match of the Inspire Pro tag title tournament. The Starks/O'Reno pairing is an interesting twist as it shows Ricky is desparate for revenge against the Young Bucks; especially considering the early hatred between Starks/O'Reno of the fed.
Starks/O'Reno started out strong with quick tags but their distrust started showing through. When Matt Jackson reversed an Irish whip and sent O'Reno careening into Starks, the O'Reno/Starks team fell apart. Ricky went flying into the security railing and Steve'O turned right into Early Onset Alzheimer's which dropped him like a rock. The Bucks hit MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK shortly after to seal the win and advance to the semi-finals against the Beaver Boys.
Ricky Starks snapped as he grabbed a wooden chair from under the ring and splintered it over Steve O'Reno's head. Starks picked the, now bloody, Steve'O up and dropped him again with the BUSTER KEATON on what was left of the wooden chair. We fade to black as this feud just went to 212° Fahrenheit!!