Post by giantchitwood on Jan 17, 2020 9:10:28 GMT -5
Interplanetary League - WEEK 7
An announcement played over a shot of the empty GWF ring at the beginning of the show with some of the crowd finally filing into their seats.
“Due to suspensions to GHENGIS KHAN and MUTANT, their opponents this week have received wins by forfeit! Those superstars are DEATH KNIGHT [boo] and RENEGADE [yeaaa]!”
(Death Knight 2-5, 6 pts; Renegade 3-4, 9 pts)
EXECUTIONER def. BEAST-RIDER (HANGMAN’S GUILLOTINE)
(½*; Executioner 4-2-1, 13 pts; Beast-Rider 3-4, 9 pts)
Tough loss for Beast-Rider in his hopes of chasing down a top six spot in the IP League, especially after a good start on offense before Executioner cut him off and hit the HANGMAN’S GUILLOTINE.
PULSAR is backstage with Xavier “Goody” Goodman, speaking on his matchup with PIT VIPER: “The doctors have told him that he may have some vision issues but he is otherwise cleared to wrestle. I told him that there’s no need for us to fight, that I would be willing to forfeit my match rather than wrestle someone I consider a mentor, a brother, especially in his state. But Pit Viper is a man of honor, and so I too must be willing to fight with honor tonight. We battle tonight for the sake of the lost Code.”
VANITY def. KILLER QUEEN (PULVERIZER)
(DUD; Vanity 4-3, 12 pts; KQ 4-3, 12 pts)
A bit of a surprise here, but Vanity clearly had his tag partner scouted and won in shockingly-quick fashion with the PULVERIZER!
POST-MATCH, Vanity offers his hand to Killer Queen as Queen gets to his feet, but Queen just walks past Vanity and leaves his tag partner in the ring.
COMMANDER SAM def. OMEGA (SAM’S ATOMIC DROP)
(**, Sam 5-2, 15 pts; Omega 3-3-1, 10 pts)
Nothing but respect between these two. The Code was honored from bell to bell, and the better man won as Omega’s age may be beginning to slow him down this far into the IP League season.
POST-MATCH, Sam and Omega shook hands as they did before the match and then implored THANTOS to accept STAR WARRIOR’S challenge for a COSMIC CAGE MATCH at GWF PERENNIAL!
Before the main event, Pulsar comes down to the ring and once again makes an appeal to his stable-mate that he will forfeit. Pit Viper comes down to the ring, and the crowd gasps when they see that the familiar mask is gone! In its place is a large eyepatch over the eye that Khan tried to jab out. Pulsar seems uneasy and Pit Viper asks for Pulsar’s microphone.
PV: “Pulsar, tonight we will fight to show that the Society of Death cannot win through their tactics. I come out here tonight to show all of you in the audience and those watching at their homes what the Society of Death has done to me not just in the last week, but for months, for years. But most importantly, I want to show them that my spirit --” he motions to Pulsar and then to the audience, “-- our spirits will not be broken by fear! WE WILL FIGHT!”
PIT VIPER def. PULSAR (Snake Bite)
(*½; Pulsar 2-5, 6 pts; Pit Viper 5-2, 15 pts)
Pulsar’s early dominance (Pit Viper 3 tokens) made some believe that Viper had lost his edge, that he was not truly ready to battle so soon after such a horrendous attack. But Pulsar’s youth clouded his judgment at a critical moment, giving Pit Viper the opening to turn the tables and hit the Snake Bite for the win!
POST-MATCH, the Flying Titans upheld the code, with Pulsar understanding that the mental game unraveled his physical advantage tonight. Pit Viper and Pulsar raise each others’ arms as we FADE TO BLACK.
Galaxy League - Week 7
The show opens with WOLF roaming the arena halls.
LORD NEXUS def. MASSACRE (TITAN DROP)
(DUD, Nexus 3-4, 9 pts; Massacre 5-2, 15 pts)
Another big hit to Massacre, credit the assist to WOLF who shows up ranting and raving and getting held back by security, which distracted Massacre long enough that he turned right around into a Titan Drop!
MASSIF def. ACTAGON (VOLCANIC DROP)
(****; Massif 2-5, 6 pts; Actagon 4-3, 12 pts)
Actagon was on the defensive early with Massif determined to get out of the basement of the Galaxy League standings. A sleeping giant has awoken within Massif, and despite Actagon’s best efforts to keep himself in the match (6 tokens), the VOLCANIC DROP spelled the end.
Xavier “Goody” Goodman has tracked down Wolf, asking him what he’s ranting and raving about: “I know he’s here, damnit. Where is the bastard, they showed me that stupid mug of his and told me he’d be here tonight.” No response from Wolf when Goody tried to get more out of the former Gladiator.
THANTOS def. PROTEUS (MASTERLOCK)
(***½; Thantos 6-0-1, 19 pts; Proteus 3-4, 9 pts)
Proteus definitely looked a little more like his former self in working through his injury in this match, but Thantos targeted the previously-injured leg and Proteus was easy pickings for the MASTERLOCK.
POST-MATCH, Thantos grabbed a mic: “Star Warrior! You want me in the Cosmic Cage?” The crowd roars in anticipation.
“... I’ll think about it.”
EXO-KING def. BRUTE (DEATH VISE)
(**; Exo-King 4-3, 12 pts; Brute 2-5, 6 pts)
WOLF is back again in a wild finish, distracting the referee so that Exo-King could hit Brute with some kind of foreign object! What the hell is going on! That finally weakened Brute enough to be hoisted into the DEATH VISE, and Brute didn’t wake up until Exo-King dropped him to the mat!
Wolf is again shooed away POST-MATCH by security, and after he’s cleared away Massacre comes down to ringside, overheard telling Brute: “It’s OK, I’ve got a plan, I’ve got a plan…”
COMRADE TERROR def. STAR WARRIOR (Thantos interference)
(*; Terror 3-4, 9 pts; SW 4-2-1, 13 pts)
A true tragedy as Star Warrior’s momentum is derailed by the heinous Code-Breaker, who comes to the aid of his henchman, sliding in when Comrade Terror has the referee occupied and hitting the Satanic Skull Smasher! Terror gets the pin and now finds himself two wins behind Thantos with four matches to go.
POST-MATCH, Thantos gets on the mic again: “Alright, I’ve thought it over. And now that I’ve outsmarted you, AGAIN. You know what? I ACCEPT.”
Thantos and Terror then beat on Star Warrior until Massif and Commander Sam run down to send the villains scattering.
INVINCIBLE KRAKAN def. WOLF (countout)
(**; Krakan 3-4, 9 pts; Wolf 2-5, 6 pts)
In all of this mess, it’s hard to remember that Wolf actually had to wrestle tonight! A good start for Wolf too, with his wildman style working in his favor until an image of a darkened locker room appears on the HoloVision. It’s someone in a Gladiator helmet, but we can’t quite see them. But we can hear them:
“Right here, chump. Come and get me.”
Wolf bolts out of the ring, ignoring the referee’s 10 count to end the match.
POST-MATCH, WOLF is yelling incoherently now, sprinting down the hallways and busting open the door to the locker room, which is 95% dark as the night winds down. Wolf bangs on locker doors and then a voice interrupts:
Wolf spins to face the voice, but all he sees, all we see, is the back of that Gladiator helmet from before..
Could it be?
Wolf thinks so and charges, clobbering the helmet right off the mysterious Gladiator! Wolf hammers the mystery man a couple more times and then turns him over to apply the SAVAGE FACE CLAW, when he notices… when we notice…
It’s Xavier “Goody” Goodman! His mouth has been taped shut and his hands were tied to his body to keep him from moving (though he’s not doing much moving after getting clobbered by Wolf)
In the momentary confusion, a large forearm clubs Wolf in the back of the head. It’s BRUTE, and MASSACRE and the mystery Gladiator put the boots to Wolf for a few moments before Massacre calls off the dogs.
“Whoa whoa whoa, easy, save some for later.”
The trio is about to walk away when the mystery Gladiator takes off his helmet.
“By the way, chump. Name’s Spike.”
Spike sneers and turns to walk away with Brute/Massacre, Wolf still face down.
FADE TO BLACK
Week 7 notes
(NOTE: Xavier's not feeling too great after tonight's locker room incident, so our intern is filling in for tonight's headlines. Xavier will hopefully be back next week! -Ed.)
SPIKE joins Rising Star Scramble
We now know the identity of the mysterious third Gladiator that has been a thorn in Wolf's side - Spike! He'll join the Rising Star Scramble at GWF Perennial, with the winner of the over-the-top rope battle royal receiving an immediate promotion to the Interplanetary League!
Rising Star Scramble participants:
BILLY JO BOXER
MESMER, MASTER OF THE OCCULT
A Cosmic Cage Classic?
Thantos has accepted: He will face Star Warrior in the Cosmic Cage at GWF Perennial! Thantos helped protect his lead in the Galaxy League by helping his henchman, Comrade Terror, defeat Star Warrior. A loss by Massacre also helps his chances of wrapping up the league championship!
What to watch in Week 8
How will Wolf respond in next week's match with Star Warrior? ... Actagon and Proteus in a meeting of the Greek Gods ... Massacre will try to keep pace with the Galaxy League leaders against Exo-King ... Killer Queen and Pit Viper meet in a key Interplanetary League matchup ... Commander Sam, tied with Pit Viper for the league lead, takes on Death Knight.
Week 8 schedule
Thantos (6-0-1, 19 pts) vs. Brute (2-5, 6 pts)
Actagon (4-3, 12 pts) vs. Proteus (3-4, 9 pts)
Massacre (5-2, 15 pts) vs. Exo-King (4-3, 12 pts)
Invincible Krakan (3-4, 9 pts) vs. Massif (2-5, 6 pts)
Comrade Terror (3-4, 9 pts) vs. Lord Nexus (3-4, 9 pts)
Star Warrior (4-2-1, 13 pts) vs. Wolf (2-5, 6 pts)
Commander Sam (5-2, 15 pts) vs. Death Knight (2-5, 6 pts)
Pit Viper (5-2, 15 pts) vs. Killer Queen (4-3, 12 pts)
Beast-Rider (3-4, 9 pts) vs. Omega (3-3-1, 10 pts)
Vanity (4-3, 12 pts) vs. Executioner (4-2-1, 13 pts)
Pulsar (2-5, 6 pts) vs. Renegade (3-4, 9 pts)
(Ghengis Khan/Mutant canceled as both are suspended)