As Hackenschmidt exercised his arms pulling on while falling away from the ropes, into the arena area first came some smoke, then Burning Man, and then more smoke.
Shortly after Burning Man in walked a cloaked figure of a woman, with a cloak as black as night. Lagging in behind her was Sly Drury. They both sat down in chairs arranged behind the one armed hunchbacked time keeper.
As the combatants locked up, Burning Man's edge on agility enabled him to dictate the pace of the match early on via Front Facelocks, Arm Drags and Punches Through The Haze that to Hackenschmidt came completely out of no where. But soon Hackenschmidt was able to turn the tide and use his superior strength to execute power moves like his; Twisting Heel Hook, Wristlock Suplex and his Single Leg Pick Up And Slam.
Hackenschmidt started to wear down Burning Man and scored a few near falls. Burning Man made a brief comback via his Backsping Elbows and Head Butts, but once again, Hackenschmidt powered his way back into control. He then trapped Burning Man in his Russian Bear Hug finisher for a near tap out. Burning Man glanced quickly over at the cloaked woman in his delerium but once again found himself trapped in Hackenschmidts Bear Hug.
Eventually Burning Man tapped out, but succeeded in burning Hackenschmidts arms somewhat in the process of trying to hang on and make it to the ropes.
Hackenschmidt advances on.
"I will expect much better from you Drury during your match"
"No worries, I plan on kicking that chumps ass into downtown tomorrow"
"Just be sure...to watch your own"
Next Match: King Of Hardcore vs The Uncrowned Minister Of War...Disaster.
Extra security was put on for this contest. Any match that involves an Aethran and a foe with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire requires all the help they can get.
With both wrestlers adrenaline levels completely off the charts, these two engaged in absolutelty destroying each other. Disaster ragdolled King Of Hardcore all over the ring and scored near falls via two brutal Decapitators. King Of Hardcore rolled and limped out of the ring prompting Disaster to chase him. King Of Hardcore regrouped and hit Disaster in the temple with his Scepter, bruising and slashing open the side of Disasters head.
King Of Hardcare dragged the bloody and semi conscious Disaster into the ring and executed his Kings Cross secondary finisher - a Crucifix Powerbomb Through the table he just set up in a corner of the ring. King went for the cover, but Disaster kicked out at a 2 count whilst proceeding to spit blood in the Kings eyes.
Before Disaster could get up and possibly regroup, King repeated his Kings Cross finisher which enabled him to score the three count.
After The Bell:
While King Of Hardcore was showing off for the camera and displaying his bloody Sceptre, he suddenly realized someone had just grabbed the sides of his head. Disaster then drove Kings face and head completely into the camera, shattering the lense and forcing a very violent fade to black.
As when Burning Man wrestled, Drury's match also had a special audience. In this case The Woman in Black Robes sat right behind the time keeper. In a far corner of this dungeon makeshift arena, sat two figures in long flowing black capes. One with short punky black hair, and one with longer grey/white hair both had slightly reddish eyes.
Drury wanted to make a statement to his audience, the Baroness had enlisted his help in procuring the talent for this tournament, including his former compatriot Shayne and she promised him the world for use of his connections to leverage Castilex. So he did, his statement was carved into Michaels Elgin, via multiple Knife Edge attacks Drury affectionately nicknamed, I Run This Fed.
Thuroughly satisfied with himself, Drury mounted the turnbuckle for a highlight reel deathjump but a bloodied Elgin grabbed him with authority and tossed him off the top ropes and 2/3 of the way across the ring. Dazed and confused, Drury fell victim to Elgins finisher The Elgin Bomb. After that, he didn't remember anything. The ref woke him up after the match and told him he was pinned about a minute ago.
Michael Elgin advances on.
Coven Black - Count, why does Carmilla say we need Drury?
Count Necros - His connections with The Dominion. The Kindred have decided to wage war against the Dominion. The first steps were to procure Drurys services...and shanghai Burning Man.
Coven Black - This fed really needs a womens division. All of the Kindred have united?