Post by chaosclockwork on Jan 18, 2020 21:35:31 GMT -5
On Monday Night Morpheus, there's plenty of fallout... -The Commissioner is again appearing first thing with the hosts. Before anything else, he wants to address his annoyance with the anarchy that the main event devolved into. He's annoyed with both teams for their behavior, and expects better from them in the future. However, he's willing to concede that, perhaps, the problem is the lack of a proper outlet for more 'aggressive' styles; he announces that he'll be taking steps to reinstitute the Heavy Metal Championship, but hand-in-hand with that may come more suspensions for those breaking the rules in other circumstances. When questioned about the continuing attacks, he only says that he’s ‘still looking into it’.
-With that out of the way, Massif discusses the current standings of the Seven Sisters Tournament. The original plan was to look at the results at the end of Round 5, and then determine any semifinal or final matches for the upcoming PPV, Starclash 2119. However, given Phantasy's winning streak, he's considering simply awarding her the Championship if she manages to go undefeated. The upcoming house show at Lyra will see Round 4 of the tournament.
-Scutt Sleeze gets a visit from Tanck, who remains angry about his loss on Novabrawl. He insists that the DQ finish, and Valour's inability to overpower him, mean that Tanck has proven his physical superiority. While he's talking, the animen appear. Minotaur is happy to inform Tanck that he's willing to accept his open call, and would like a match on the upcoming Lyra show. Tanck accepts enthusiastically.
-Thantos makes a brief appearance with Trotter and Sir Melvin. He refuses to apologize for the hologram deception - ‘Nobody specifically said I was banned from ringside’ - and then says that Sly Drury has agreed to finally have a one on one rematch with Switchblade in Lyra, and that Lorelei and himself have agreed to be present for it.
-Sleeze interviews the FDF, who seem troubled. Tensions are definitely brewing, and by the end of the segment, Payback is going so far as to say ‘Come on, Sleeze, why don’t you just ask the question? The one everyone’s wondering?” Sleeze plays dumb, which enrages Payback; Tristan has to hold him back while Sleeze makes his escape.
-In our last segment, Phantasy talks about how thrilled she is with her record so far, and promises that she will, in fact, go undefeated. Vin Strutter shows up, with some of his circus in tow, congratulating her on her work so far, and reminding her of the offer he made to her and the Troubleshooters - all three are welcome in his tent. Shann-Ra does not seem happy about this.
Post by chaosclockwork on Jan 18, 2020 23:14:13 GMT -5
Card 004 - House Show at the Lyra Orchestra Hall
Right as the show begins, Swarm comes out to announce that, just before the show, Minotaur was attacked by an unseen assailant, and that he's currently being assessed by the medical team. She Devil comes out, tells him not to worry too much. 'I know a way to distract you...' - The crowd gets a little loud here - '...by winning my match!' Swarm laughs, and sits down at ringside. In a moment, Latasha arrives, accompanied by the US Male, who sits down next to Swarm.
1)Seven Sisters Tournament, Round 4 Match - Latasha vs She Devil A short and brutal match. Latasha starts out in control, hitting several power moves in a row - Lance, Freedom Fall, kickout, rinse and repeat *twice*, She Devil not wanting to stay down. Swarm gets increasingly concerned at each pin attempt. She Devil ends up busted open, and rolls out to escape a kick. Latasha follows her outside, and She Devil goes on the attack; hitting Latasha against, in order, the audience barricade, the steps, and the ring apron. By this point, US Male and Swarm are on their feet, yelling at both the girls and each other, but both careful not to get physical. She Devil rolls Latasha back into the ring, climbs in afterward (barely beating the ref's count), and hits the Cannonball Clothesline, getting the pin. US Male helps Latasha into the back, while She Devil poses with Swarm in the ring. WINNER: SHE DEVIL VIA PINFALL
2)Singles Match - Sly Drury w/Thantos vs Switchblade w/Lorelei The match begins with a lot of reversals, both off the ropes and into the turnbuckles, as they dodge and power out of each others’ moves. Sly ties Switchblade up on the ropes and hits him with a Knife-Edge Attack, but Switchblade flips out of it, then hits a springboard hurricanrana and goes for a pin. A quick assist from Thantos distracting the ref allows Sly to escape. Switchblade starts working Sly over, trying another pin after a missile dropkick, but Sly kicks out. Switchblade tries the Blade of Retribution, but doesn’t connect with all of it, and Sly quickly rallies, taking control. After getting hit with a Hanging DDT, Switchblade rolls to the outside to regroup. However, Thantos gets revenge for the previous week, hitting him with a Satanic Skull Smasher. Unfortunately for him, Lorelei makes sure the referee sees it, and an immediate DQ occurs. Brawling between the two continues for a bit, and the two managers get in each others’ face as well. The Gamemasters come away with the best of it, as Sly catches Switchblade with a Last Call, just as Thantos bounces Lorelei’s head off the ring apron. The Gamemasters withdraw; officials quickly check Lorelei, who declares she’s willing and able to compete in her match later on. WINNER: SWITCHBLADE VIA DQ
3)Seven Sisters Tournament, Round 4 Match - Thrash vs Shann-Ra Shann-Ra goes on the offensive early, first with a sudden rollup attempt, then some brawling on the outside that ends with Thrash getting hit with the Machete, but the Aethran kicks out. Shann-Ra then attempts a scorpion deathlock, but Thrash powers out and goes on the attack. They brawl back and forth, but Shann-Ra begins to tire quicker. Thrash hits the Femme Fatale, and Shann-Ra kicks out at the last possible moment. This annoys Thrash enough that she begins repeatedly throwing Shann-Ra over the top ropes. Shann-Ra keeps climbing back in, only to be thrown out again, to increasingly loud boos. After she tires of it, she hits another Femme Fatale, and the exhausted Shann-Ra stays down. WINNER: THRASH VIA PINFALL
At this point, the Society of Death comes out. The Betrayer announces that the Minotaur is too injured to compete. Tanck complains about the lack of a match, says that Minotaur was clearly 'not strong enough' to stop his attacker. Somewhat predictably, the Fighting Titans' music starts, and Payback arrives - but again, he's found someone else willing to have a match. US Male and Latasha appear, causing Tanck to roll his eyes, uninterested. He tells the Betrayer that he can have the match instead.
4)Singles Match - US Male w/Latasha vs The Betrayer w/ Tanck The Betrayer is in control throughout most of this match. He slams US Male around over and over, putting him into all of his finishers, but US Male keeps making it to the ropes. He briefly rallies, taking control and putting the Betrayer down with a Cobra Clutch Suplex, but Betrayer kicks out of the pin, then rolls him into the Total Betrayal, for another rope break. After US Male continues to kick out or escape after even more offense, he rolls out of the ring, and a frustrated Betrayer follows him and smashes him in the face with Tanck's chair. The referee sees it, and the match ends. WINNER: US MALE VIA DQ
Despite the match being over, Betrayer looms over US Male with the chair, before Latasha steps in between them. Tanck stands next to Betrayer, and the two are clearly contemplating making a move, when some old Earth music (Grand Funk Railroad, for the historians out there) comes on, and American Guy appears, limping out, using an American flag as a crutch. The Betrayer tries to get in his face, but ends up eating the flagpole’s butt. The Society of Death retreats, and the reunited Stars and Stripes pose with Latasha on the ramp.
5)Seven Sisters Tournament, Round 4 Match - Phantasy vs Lorelei
This match is very close, going back and forth, with neither woman landing any solid offense for some time. They lock up in the center of the ring, trading submission moves back and forth, seizing the momentum from each other, until a rope break separates them. Phantasy keeps proving to be just that little bit quicker than Lorelei - as the Centauran tires, Phantasy hits her with a frog splash. When Lorelei kicks out of this, Phantasy transitions into the Sweet Suicide, then locks it in again after a rope break. This second one finally forces Lorelei to tap. Lorelei quietly makes her exit, while Phantasy celebrates, smiling big as she holds up four fingers.
Post by chaosclockwork on Jan 19, 2020 17:30:19 GMT -5
On the next Monday Night Morpheus...
-Results of the House Show get reported, especially the Seven Sisters Tournament. At this point, it's mathematically impossible for three of the ladies - Lorelei, Latasha, and Shann-Ra - to be in consideration for the title, but they're still theoretically able to play spoiler. There's going to be one last Novabrawl broadcast before the Starclash PPV, where the fifth round of the Seven Sisters Tournament will be held. Sir Melvin spends perhaps a little too much time running down potential combinations of match outcomes, and what this could mean at Starclash. -Commissioner Massif arrives. While he's proud of the accomplishments of GWF's women, he remains annoyed that it is apparently impossible for the men to finish a match cleanly. Despite this, he discusses some of the matches that will be on Starclash. In addition to the finish of the Seven Sisters (or just a ceremony appointing Phantasy the champion, depending on how Round 5 goes), the Guardians will defend their championship against a contender yet to be determined. In addition, there will be a 10-man Battle Royal; the last four men in the ring will be placed in an Elimination Tournament for the vacant Intergalactic Championship. -At this point, they talk about the upcoming Novabrawl. While American Guy is cleared to wrestle, and the Troubleshooters' suspension is over, Massif isn't letting the two rivals face off against each other just yet. Instead, Muss and the Bomb will face the Fighting Titans, while Stars and Stripes face the Society of Death. The outcomes of these matches will help determine who will challenge the Guardians at Starclash. -Scutt Sleeze gets a visit from the Troubleshooters and Phantasy. He congratulates her on the four win streak. The Troubleshooters are ecstatic for their corner gal, and they promise to wow the crowd with a victory at Novabrawl, and go on to get the tag team gold. Phantasy is a bit quieter; she simply grins big, and holds up five fingers. -Back at Trotter and Melvin's desk, the FDF arrives; their spirits are not in the best place tonight. They don't get too long to elaborate before the Gamemasters arrive. The usual trash talk begins to build between the two, before Encubus finally says it - 'Let's face it, Payback - we all know you're the one sneaking around cheap-shotting everyone, opening up matches for you and whoever you pick.' Verne Trotter loses control of the set at this point, with the wrestlers doing a whole lot of angry shouting right in each others' faces. Eventually, it's up to security to get everyone cleared out. -Scutt Sleeze brings the Animen on for an interview; he tries to get some details out of Swarm about him and She Devil, but they dodge the subject, bringing up the attacks. Suddenly, Kill Prey walks in, accompanied by a few more of Vin Strutter's performers, including his sister. Kill Prey announces that he's been medically cleared, and that he wants a match - with Minotaur. Antak asks why he's not coming straight at the man who put him on the bench; Kill Prey says that he's taking his time. Having already beat Swarm, he wants to wait before taking on the 'tag team linchpin'. Amazing Mann steps forward, and says if Antak was so anxious for a fight, he'd happily offer himself as an opponent. As everyone looks to be leaving, Shann-Ra grabs Sleeze's mic; she's the one remaining opponent that Phantasy has in the tournament. While she herself has no hope of winning the championship, she says she can still make her mark by spoiling Phantasy's perfect record. Brother and sister glare menacingly at the audience as MnM cuts to a video package for the upcoming Novabrawl.
The prospective card for Novabrawl: 1)Seven Sisters Round 5, Latasha vs Thrash 2)Kill Prey vs Minotaur 3)Seven Sisters Round 5, Lorelei vs She Devil 4)Stars and Stripes vs Society of Death 5)Seven Sisters Round 5, Phantasy vs Shann-Ra 6)The Amazing Mann vs Antak 7)Troubleshooters vs Fighting Titans
Post by chaosclockwork on Jan 19, 2020 20:25:02 GMT -5
Card 005 - Novabrawl, at the Ameb Arcade on Lepus
Jezebel Moon and Slambot X welcome the viewers to Lepus, here to witness matches that will shape the course of the upcoming Starclash PPV, and thus, the title scene for multiple title belts. After a brief description of what's to come, we're off to the first match of the night!
1)Seven Sisters Tournament, Round Five Match - Latasha vs Thrash Thrash dominates at the start, with two pinfall attempts, fallout by Latasha getting tossed out of the ring and barely making it back in time. She makes a comeback at that point, hitting two Lances in a row before trying a pin of her own. Thrash takes control again, lays Latasha out with a DDT, but Latasha kicks out. After Latasha dodges Thrash’s clothesline, she takes her down with another Latasha Lance, then hitting two top-rope crossbodies in a row, before hitting the Aethran with a Freedom Fall for the pin. American Guy and US Male celebrate with Latasha on the walk to the back, while Thrash seemed to consider violence to the referee. Moon says that this puts Thrash's final standing at 3 wins; it was now possible for She Devil to tie with her. LATASHA WINS VIA PINFALL
2)Singles Match - Kill Prey vs Minotaur A marathon of a match. Neither of the two competitors is able to hold onto momentum for very long; they throw each other around, back and forth into the ropes and the turnbuckle, going for pin attempt after pin attempt. They fight outside of the ring almost as much as they do inside, one of Kill Prey’s nets going off in Minotaur’s face at one point. Kill Prey softens Minotaur up for an Ambush, hitting him over and over with moves to weaken him, but they don’t slow Minotaur down, and he never gets a chance to apply it. After a series of Animen Necksnaps, and a Tombstone Piledriver, Minotaur makes several pin attempts, but Kill Prey won’t stay down. Kill Prey rolls outside to recover, and Minotaur follows, slamming him right through the audience barricade with a Charge. Minotaur makes it back into the ring, but Kill Prey never gets back onto his feet after the hit, leaving Minotaur the winner. MINOTAUR VINS VIA COUNTOUT [Six fatigue for Kill Prey, four for Minotaur]
3)Seven Sisters Tournament, Round Five Match - Lorelei vs She Devil Switchblade and Swarm are present at ringside, but neither get involved in the fight, which manages to stay inside the ring. Both women go for a lot of high-risk maneuvers in this fight, but in the end, She Devil dominates for most of it, able to recover from pretty much anything Lorelei throws at her. Finally, She Devil hits her Cannonball Clothesline, and the first pin attempt of the match is the last. This ties Thrash and She Devil at 3 wins each. Switchblade carefully helps his mother into the back, while Swarm congratulates She Devil. SHE DEVIL WINS VIA PINFALL
Scutt Sleeze runs into Minotaur backstage, congratulates him on the win, and asks for their thoughts on She Devil's win. He mentions that he still doesn't trust her, but doesn't get further than that when there's sounds of fighting nearby. Scutt runs over (the exhausted Minotaur limping after him) to find that Antak has just been attacked, and is laying on the ground. However, the mysterious attacker (wearing a camo-cloaking device) is currently locked in a fight with Tauran - Slambot comments that neither member of Genesis has been seen in some time. The assailant gets out of Tauran's grasp, and goes to run away down a hallway, when he gets laid out by a clothesline from Anivar, ducking around the corner. The two Kattorians fight the cornered attacker, and manage to deactivate the cloaker, revealing that the attacker is.... SLAVE BEAST!!! The commentary team can barely believe what they're seeing, and are certain there will be repercussions, but for now, there's another match up.
4)Tag Team Match - Stars and Stripes vs The Society of Death Both teams trade off competitively, all four members getting their time in the ring against each other. Betrayer tries for an early All Fall Down on American Guy's still-recovering leg, but Guy powers out. Tanck gets tagged in, and kicks out of pinfalls after a Patriot Missile, and right after, a Dawn’s Early Blight. After more back and forth, Betrayer takes a Piledriver from American Guy, who tags in US Male to set up another Dawn’s Early Blight. They hit it, but before the pin attempt, Tanck runs into the ring. The four start brawling, leading the Referee to declare a double disqualification. Stars and Stripes at least get the better of their opponents post-match, US Male hitting the Betrayer with a Cobra Clutch Suplex and American Guy hitting Tanck with a Black and Blue. DOUBLE DISQUALIFICATION
5)Seven Sisters Tournament, Round Five Match - Phantasy vs Shann-Ra This is another match where the momentum is constantly shifting, neither woman getting the advantage for long; again, the action surprisingly staying in the ring for the most part. Shann-Ra hits her Machete early, but Phantasy kicks out, launching her own offense. Phantasy hits several press slams in a row, only to be met by multiple Hurricanranas. After a failed rollup attempt, Phantasy locks Shann-Ra in a Sweet Suicide twice in a row. After a rope break ends the second one, Shann-Ra puts Phantasy down with a Spinning DDT, then applies the Huntress Claw; Phantasy taps out, the streak broken. As Phantasy rolls out of the ring, pouting, Shann-Ra grins wickedly at the camera, holding up four fingers. SHANN-RA WINS VIA SUBMISSION
6)Tag Team Match - The Troubleshooters vs the Fighting Titans Both teams leave it all in the ring on this one. The fight goes on and on, everyone trying everything they’ve got in their arsenal. There are two separate table spots on the outside, Payback putting both Troubleshooters through tables at different points. Everyone goes for high risk maneuvers multiple times, and very often pay the price - the Troubleshooters miss with the Trouble Times Two, and Payback misses with Exvenge twice. Just past the forty-minute mark, Tristan tags out after getting slingshot catapulted into the turnbuckle. A very bloody Payback comes in and slams Muss around, only for the Bomb to tag in. He works Payback over with a series of elbows and press slams, before tagging Muss back in, who hits a beautiful Muss ‘Em Up kick to Payback’s face. Tristan crawls into the ring, but can’t make it in time to break up the pin. TROUBLESHOOTERS WIN VIA PINFALL [Fatigue totals - Muss at 5, the Bomb at 4, Tristan at 6, and Payback at 8! BY GOD, JUST STAY DOWN!]
Epoch comes out now, to a chorus of boos. He gets in the ring, and admits to being behind the attacks. Slave Beast was never injured, it was just an excuse to keep him out of the spotlight for a while. But he fooled everybody, hero and villain, but especially hero. The FDF was ready to turn on one of its own. He talks about how this proves his superiority, and how easy it is to get into the minds of any of his opponents. He's then cut of by Genesis's entrance music, as Tauran walks out - with Antak's injury, there's an open spot for a match on the card, and so this will be the main event.
7)Singles Match - Tauran vs Epoch A fairly quick match, full of power moves. Epoch overpowers Tauran at the beginning, slamming him around with powerbombs and gutbusters, before tossing him outside the ring. Once he crawls back inside, Epoch puts the Kattorian in a vicious bear hug, badmouthing the Equuleus System all the while, but Tauran’s able to power out of it with a series of headbutts, then takes to the offensive. After a backbreaker, followed by a gutbuster, Tauran makes a pin attempt, but Epoch kicks out. He takes charge of the match one more time, hitting a cradle neckbreaker, then setting up Tauran on the turnbuckle for the Dark Age. But Tauran recovers, hitting Epoch with a dropkick from the turnbuckle, then slams the dictator with his Leg Hook Piledriver to pick up the win. TAURAN WINS VIA PINFALL
Post by chaosclockwork on Jan 19, 2020 21:06:05 GMT -5
With Starclash 2119 just around the corner, we've got one more edition of Monday Night Morpheus to get everyone up to speed...
-Commissioner Massif is here first thing, to discuss the course of Novabrawl - he waves off Sir Melvin's attempts to ask about Slave Beast's actions for now. All in all, he's happy with the course of events. Both tag team matches were a bit rough, but the Troubleshooters and Titans at least kept to the rulings of the referee; given this, he's decided that the Troubleshooters will get a championship match against the Guardians. -With the full results of the Seven Sisters Tournament, a decision has been made for determining the new Women's Champion - the top three contenders will fight for it at Starclash. Since Phantasy has four wins, she'll get a bye. She Devil and Thrash will have a match, and then the winner will face Phantasy later that night for the championship. -Finally, we come to the matter of the attacks. Massif asked Genesis to start looking into the matter, trusting that neither was the culprit. This paid off, clearly. He'd been planning to suspend Epoch, but Payback came to him and asked for a tag match against the Colonizers, which Massif agreed to. -Scutt Sleeze invites Genesis in for a chat, welcoming them as heroes. Tauran shrugs this off as a duty that had to be done, and points out how quick Epoch was to fold without Slave Beast there to do his dirty work. Anivar mentions that he's missed being in the ring; in fact, he specifically challenged Havoc for a match at Starclash, even though this would mean losing a place in the Battle Royal that same night - he doesn't mind, due to being confident he'll earn a spot later. -Next up, he talks to the Troubleshooters and Phantasy. The Troubleshooters are elated about their championship shot, loudly declaring their likely victory. Meanwhile, Phantasy is upset about the Tournament - despite not being undefeated, she still has the best record out of anyone, and she's defeated both She Devil and Thrash in the tournament. Still, she promises that whoever comes after her will end up losing to the Sweet Suicide. -Trotter and Melvin get a visit from the Animen, joined by She Devil. As it turns out, Swarm will be in the Battle Royal, but the others have different matches planned - Kill Prey is unperturbed by his countout loss, and now wants a match with Antak, which Antak accepted. Meanwhile, Tanck still wants a crack at Minotaur, still wanting to prove his strength. Devil is pleased with the tournament setup, declaring that she's earned her spot, and despite being the underdog, planned to surprise everyone. Over the course of the conversation, it's clear the status quo remains - Swarm has warmed up greatly to She Devil, while Minotaur remains untrusting, and Antak continues keeping the peace. -The ten men who will be competing in the Battle Royal give a barrage of promos, getting 30 seconds each to assure the audience of their victory - American Guy, Bloodline, Encubus, Sly Drury, Swarm, Switchblade, Tauran, The Amazing Mann, The Betrayer, and US Male. -As the show closes, we get a preview of the full card for Starclash:
1)Seven Sisters Semi-Final - Thrash vs She Devil 2)Kill Prey w/Shann-Ra vs Antak w/Swarm 3)Fighting Titans vs Colonizers 4)Anivar vs Havoc 5)Semi-Final Winner vs Phantasy (Women's Championship Title Match) 6)Minotaur vs Tanck 7)10-Man Battle Royal, Intergalactic Championship Contention 8)Troubleshooters vs Guardians (Tag Team Title Match)
Post by chaosclockwork on Jan 23, 2020 21:19:01 GMT -5
Card 006 - Starclash 2119 at Io Coliseum on Jupiter
The show begins with a dramatic voiceover by Commissioner Massif himself, talking about the struggles that an athlete must go through, and the inevitable collision course with rivals this puts them on. We show a montage of past GWF greats, as well as the evening's competitors, before the audience is welcomed to...
Hall of Famer Dragonmaster joins Slambot X on commentary this evening; Slambot mentions that Jezebel Moon will be joining Scutt Sleeze, to try and keep him from getting decked during interviews. The Io Coliseum is packed tonight, after a brief rundown of the card, we jump into our first match of the evening.
1)Seven Sisters Semi-Final Match - Thrash vs She Devil During the entrances, the commentary team mentions that both women refused any ringside help, so no Gladiators or Animen are present. The match begins with a lot of momentum shifting, She Devil outmaneuvering, but Thrash overpowering, until Thrash takes control, hits a series of Neck Thrashers, and tries for a pin. She Devil kicks out, and we see what looks to be a repeat of their earlier match, as She Devil is thrown (or rolls) outside multiple times. Finally, Thrash tries to charge while She Devil is stunned on the turnbuckle, but She Devil ducks and Thrash slams into it, flying outside. As she rolls back in, She Devil takes control of the match. After a series of savage kicks, chops, and a flying elbow, She Devil connects with a Cannonball Clothesline, but Thrash manages to kick out. She Devil continues to try and work Thrash over, but when she goes for a swinging DDT, Thrash reverses it into a body slam, taking control again. There’s a few vicious slams, and some brawling outside the ring. Once back inside, Thrash hits a Gladiator Piledriver and goes for the pin; when She Devil kicks out, she immediately tries a Femme Fatal, but She Devil kicks out of that as well! She Devil gets back on her feet, and launches one last desperate wave of offense. She tosses Thrash into the ropes, and goes to hit her with another Cannonball Clothesline - but Thrash catches her in the air and takes her down with another Femme Fatal, making the pin and advancing to the Championship match. Thrash raises a fist in triumph before leaving; She Devil rolls to the outside, where some of the medical staff check on her during the next match. WINNER: THRASH VIA PINFALL [Fatigue: Thrash 1, She Devil 3; 14 minutes, 2.5 stars]
We cut to the back, where Sleeze and Moon are talking to Stars and Stripes, with Latasha. Latasha praises both women for having a great match, and while she's disappointed to be out of the running, she knows she won't be out of the title picture for long. Meanwhile, Guy and Male are both ready for the Battle Royal later tonight; Sleeze points out that they're the only tag team partners who are both in the match, and asks if there's any tension there. Guy admits that they've got eight other competitors to worry about first, so it's a problem for 'later'.
2)Singles Match - Kill Prey w/Shann-Ra vs Antak w/Swarm This turns out to be a disaster of a match. Kill Prey starts out strong, working Antak over. He gets him against the ropes and puts him in an Animal Trap hold. After the ref breaks it up, Antak escapes to the outside. Shann-Ra attempts to shoot him with a net gun while Kill Prey argues with the referee, but Antak dodges. When Kill Prey sees this, he follows outside, grabs the net gun, and angrily clobbers Antak with it, in clear view of the referee. The bell rings, but the two keep fighting. Shann-Ra and Swarm try to get them to break it up, but the Steele Freak charges in, smashing into Antak and Swarm. Shann-Ra looks like she’s about to join her men in jumping the Animen, but She Devil gets away from the medical team and drives Shann-Ra away with her whip. The Animen manage to retreat, both groups yelling at each other the whole time - and the audience none-too-happy either. WINNER: ANTAK VIA DISQUALIFICATION [Fatigue: Antak 1, Kill Prey 0; 4 minutes official time, ½ star]
As Dragonmaster laments the prior match, we see an interview with the Fighting Titans. Tristan talks about the need to stand up to big bullies, and how he never backs down from a challenge. Then, Payback goes off, talking about how Epoch tried to get into everyone's head, tried to turn people against him. Payback's always been one to jump in when a fight needs fighting, and Slave Beast's sneaking around nearly turned that back around on himself. But now, the tables are turned - the Colonizers have made themselves targets, and they'll get what they've got coming. After all...Payback's a b***h.
3)Tag Team Match - The Fighting Titans vs The Colonizers This vicious fight goes on for longer than thirty minutes. The Titans hold nothing back against either opponent, especially Slave Beast. There’s reversal after reversal, brutal attack after brutal attack, near-pinfall after near-pinfall. Towards the end, Payback hits Slave Beast with a perfectly-executed Exvenge; he doesn’t make the pin, but Slave Beast is spent at this point, barely making the crawl for the tag. Epoch comes in and brutalizes Payback with a series of Cradle Neckbreakers, before Payback is able to escape, hit a Suicide Moonsault, and tag in Tristan. He comes in flying, high move after high move. It takes *four* pin attempts to end things, including two separate Titan Powers, before Epoch goes down. Slave Beast attempts to come in for the save, but Payback clotheslines him so hard they both go flying out of the ring, and Tristan makes the pin as the crowd roars. WINNER: FIGHTING TITANS VIA PINFALL [Fatigue: Epoch 6, Slave Beast 7, Tristan 6, Payback 7; 38 minutes, 4 1/2 stars]
The Troubleshooters and Phantasy are in the back, mutually psyching each other up for their championship fights later in the evening. Sleeze comes very close to following Phantasy back into her locker room, with Moon barely pointing out where he's about to walk. He breathes a sigh of relief as we go back to ringside.
4)Singles Match - Anivar vs Havoc During the entrances, the announcers talk about how both men haven't had much in-ring time of late, especially Anivar, who was pulled out of action in order to try and stop Slave Beast. While there's no personal animosity, both agreed to a match in order to have a chance to shine. Unfortunately, we again have trouble in our singles matches. The two brawl back and forth for a while, Anivar displaying his superior power, Havoc his superior speed. There’s a moment in which Havoc gets tossed into three of the four turnbuckles, kicked in the face each time, followed by a Senton Bomb, but no pin attempt. There’s more brawling, and Anivar tries to get Havoc in the last turnbuckle, but takes a knee to the face for his effort. Havoc works him over for a bit, but then Anivar hits an Anivar Anvil; Havoc rolls out of the ring in response, and Anivar follows him. During the outside brawl, Anivar slams Havoc onto the barricade, and when Havoc comes back up, he's holding a chair; they struggle over the chair for a bit, but when Anivar gets it in his hands, rather than throw it away, he slams Havoc with it, resulting in disqualification. The brawling continues for a bit, but Havoc ends up getting the better of Anivar, hitting him with a Fallen Dreams before staggering away. Dragonmaster quips 'You know, I've known Massif to be a very calm, patient man...but his patience can eventually run out.' WINNER: HAVOC VIA DISQUALIFICATION (0 Fatigue for all; 8 minutes official time, ½ star)
As the ring area is cleaned up, we show a private box in the audience; Thantos is watching the match from inside. But rather than other members of the Gamemasters, he's joined by...Star Warrior, in a rare appearance! The sight of them seems to calm the crowd down after the disappointing prior match. The Hall-of-Famers wave to the crowd as they show up on broadcast; Star Warrior slaps Thantos on the back, both proving his solidity and annoying his old rival.
5)Singles Match - Tanck vs Minotaur Tanck continues his quest to prove himself the strongest man in the ring, and Minotaur's anxious for the fight that was called off after his attack on a previous show. This is a hard-hitting match with two powerful fighters going at it. Most of the match consists of quick reversals, neither keeping the upper hand for long. Generally, Tanck is stronger than Minotaur, but Minotaur is more vicious; both are still closely matched. Tanck tosses Minotaur into the turnbuckle, but Minotaur dodges out of the way of Tanck’s attack, sending Tanck outside. He comes back into the ring just in time to meet a Minotaur’s Charge, but the Betrayer appears at ringside to distract the referee and prevent a pin, before getting himself ejected from ringside. The two trade power move for power move, constantly kicking out of each other’s pin attempts; both even make their way to the top turnbuckle for a few planet-shattering dives. There’s brawling on the outside a few times, but always brought back in quickly - both the wrestlers and the referee seem to be aware of a need to keep things within the rules. Towards the end, Tanck has the upper hand, but after he misses a leg drop, Minotaur rallies, hitting the Horns of Neron. When Tanck kicks out, he hits Tanck with two falling head butts in a row; Tanck staggers back to his feet to try and get some distance, which puts him in the perfect position for Minotaur to hit another Charge and pick up the win. WINNER: MINOTAUR VIA PINFALL [Fatigue: Minotaur 3, Tanck 5; 19 minutes, 3 stars)
Jezebel Moon briefly interviews Bloodline, while Scutt Sleeze simultaneously interviews Encubus; the interviews are cross-cut, as they repeat their earlier promises to win this. Then, the ten competitors begin to assemble in the ring for the next event.
6)10 Man Battle Royal, Intergalactic Championship Contention The best way to report this is simply to give the elimination order: 10 - The Betrayer, eliminated by Bloodline 9 - Tauran, eliminated by the Amazing Mann 8 - Swarm, eliminated by Encubus 7 - Sly Drury, eliminated by American Guy 6 - The Amazing Mann, eliminated by American Guy 5 - American Guy, eliminated by Bloodline (he'd been trying to eliminate Encubus, who dodged at the last moment) 4 - Encubus, eliminated by US Male 3 - US Male, eliminated by Bloodline 2 - Switchblade, eliminated by Bloodline 1 - Bloodline, your WINNER Other tidbits: -Both of American Guy’s eliminations were by ducking and yanking the ropes as he got charged. -Bloodline had 4 eliminations, American Guy had 2; Encubus, US Male, and the Amazing Mann all had 1. -We’re down to our final four at the eight minute mark; another six minutes passes before there’s another elimination. -Bloodline and Switchblade each went over the top rope, but avoided hitting the floor. -19 minutes total, 2 stars The top four winners will face off, seeded by elimination order, for the Intergalactic Championship in later shows. [From the looks of things, there's several different rules options if I wanted to run this under the rules, but for now, I just used the 'simulate battle royal' option on cotgonline.]
The tag team champions tell Moon and Sleeze that they're eager to fight their first title defense. As they walk away, the Society of Death appears, wounded and angry. Betrayer rants about how Bloodline clearly sucker punched him, while Tanck insists that, despite Minotaur's victory, he still displayed superior strength in the ring. Moon barely prevents Sleeze from antagonizing them as they stomp away. At this point, we're on the upper portion of the card - the title matches. A brief video package shows the Guardians' victory over the Gladiators, as well as the Troubleshooters' victory that earned them the match.
7)Galaxian Tag Team Championship Match - The Troubleshooters Vs The Guardians Muss starts out spending a long time cut off, getting worked over by the champions. Finally he makes the tag and the Bomb comes in hot, laying Valour out with a DDT. The Troubleshooters hit two Trouble Times Two splashes in a row, but Valour kicks out of both. He makes it to the ropes, tagging Reckless in. He and the Bomb fight for a while; Reckless keeps trying power moves, despite being easily outclassed by the Bomb in strength, and barely kicks out of a piledriver. He gets set up for another Trouble Times Two, but the Troubleshooters miss as Reckless dodges, quickly hitting the Reckless Driver on the Bomb, who kicks out. Muss tags in, knocks Reckless down with a kick, but fails to make the pin and eats a Reckless Driver. After another kickout, Valour gets tagged in. He and Muss brawl for a while, in and out of the ring. They barely make it back into the ring in time, but an angry Valour has brought something with him, and clocks Muss with his sheathed sword. The enraged challengers start brawling with the champions as Valour gets disqualified, giving the Troubleshooters a non-title win. Referees break up the brawling, as a near-malfunctioning Slambot freaks out over how upset the Commissioner will be about all the DQ finishes. WINNER: THE TROUBLESHOOTERS VIA DISQUALIFICATION, NO TITLE CHANGE [Fatigue: Valor 3, Reckless 2, Bomb 1, Muss 1; 18 minutes, 1.5 stars]
Another video package shows former champion Hunger relinquishing the Women's Championship title before her departure from the GWF, as well as the previous matches in the Seven Sisters Tournament. We then get a brief summation of the competitors, talking about Thrash's 19 years fighting alongside the other Gladiators, and Phantasy's history both in and out of GWF.
8)Seven Sisters Tournament Final/Women's Galaxian Championship Match - Phantasy vs Thrash The match is an intense one. Phantasy keeps going for grappling and high-flying moves, while Thrash goes for power moves and brawling, especially outside the ring. After Phantasy kicks out of a piledriver, Thrash tries for a top turnbuckle dive, but Phantasy dodges, than catches Thrash in a Sweet Suicide, which she powers out of. She begins to treat Phantasy as she’s treated other opponents, tossing her contemptuously over the top rope, then doing it again. She hits the Femme Fatal after Phantasy comes back in, but Phantasy kicks out. The match keeps going back and forth after this, each one gaining the upper hand at times. Thrash keeps escaping to the outside whenever Phantasy has too much momentum; the fourth time Thrash tries this, rather than roll after her to brawl, Phantasy dives over the ropes to knock Thrash flat. After a bit more brawling, Thrash is lying on the announce table, and Phantasy hits a frog splash from the turnbuckle to pulverize both the table and the Gladiator. Phantasy climbs back into the ring to recover, while Thrash staggers back in to barely beat the countout, where Phantasy hits Thrash with a Phantasy Fallaway Slam to pick up the win and become your new Women’s Champion. WINNER: PHANTASY VIA PINFALL [Fatigue: Thrash 5, Phantasy 6; 20 minutes, 4.5 stars]
[Overall Card Rating: 2.68]
Current Champions: Galaxian Heavyweight Champion: Disaster Galaxian Tag Team Champions: The Guardians, Valour and Reckless Women's Galaxian Champion: Phantasy
[Well, I had fun with that build and cycle; now, I just gotta do it all again!]
Post by chaosclockwork on Feb 1, 2020 22:59:46 GMT -5
Time for another edition of Monday Night Morpheus!!!
-To start things off, Verne Trotter plays a video announcement - one that was sent to each active member of the roster after Starclash ended. In it, Commissioner Massif expresses his disappointment in the constant rules violations. However, he recognizes that this may be due to tensions rising in the Federation, and so, offers a way for this anger to be released properly. He then displays the newest version of the Heavy Metal belt. He says that there will be a tournament to determine the next Heavy Metal Champion - the qualifying matches will be held at house shows, with the final match to be decided at the next PPV. Any competitor interested in competing can make their intentions known to the Commissioner, though he mentions that they would forfeit their place in the Intergalactic Championship tournament to do so. However, he also says that, with stipulation matches now having a prominent position, he expects standard regulation matches to follow the rules, or there will be consequences.
-After the video ends, Sir Melvin informs the audience that eight competitors have elected to compete for the Heavy Metal belt - Anivar, Havoc, Minotaur, Payback, Sly Drury, Switchblade, Steele Freak, and The Betrayer. He also says that the Amazing Mann has taken Switchblade's place in the Intergalactic Tournament. Verne Trotter lets the audience know that the next house show, coming up in a few days, will be held on nearby Earth - in the small town of Climax, Georgia. Many on the roster have expressed excitement on spending a few days visiting the sights of Earth.
-Scutt Sleeze interviews Phantasy and the Troubleshooters, congratulating the new Women's Champion on her victory. She's elated, of course, but the Troubleshooters are angry at the way their championship match ended. They vow to put together a solid list of wins, to get back in the title picture - and they've got their first target picked out.
-Next up, he talks to the Federation Defense Force. Switchblade says that right now, he'd rather be channeling all of that anger that Massif's so worried about, which is why he bowed out of the IG tournament. Bloodline, Switchblade, and Payback all wish each other luck in their title chases. Lorelei announces that she has a match scheduled for the next house show, against Gladiator Thrash.
-Stars and Stripes drop by as well, accompanied by Latasha. They're all excited about heading to Earth, especially the States - American Guy lists off several places worth stopping just in the southern region alone. American Guy mentions that, when Switchblade dropped out of the IG tournament, he had the first option to take his place, but declined - he's happy to support US Male in the tournament, but for now, wants to concentrate on non-singles action. While they're talking, the Troubleshooters show back up, giving a list of disparaging insults about the USA. Stars and Stripes are incensed, as the Troubleshooters hoped for, and arrangements are made for a flag match between the two teams.
-Back with Verne and Melvin, the Guardians stop by. They announce that Endgame is recovered from injury, and should be ready for action by the next Novabrawl, in just a few weeks. Reckless is annoyed at Valour for letting his anger get the better of him, ending their first title defense in such a controversial manner. Valour is less concerned - 'we would have won anyway; I just ended it faster'.
-Finally, Commissioner Massif appears in studio. He thanks the roster for letting him know their opinions, and says that a lot of effort has been put into the upcoming tournament. In fact, he requested the aid of a member of the GWF Hall of Fame - at this point, on video screen, the Aethran Minister of War himself appears. With a grin, Spike says he was happy to set aside some time to help warriors further their understanding of violence. Each event of the tournament will see matches fought under different stipulations, chosen by Spike himself, and appropriate to the venues chosen. He wishes them all luck before signing off.