Ensor vs. Coven Black - The mysterious newcomer Coven Black eats an ERUPTION OF THARSIS from his rival to open 2125. Not a bad opening effort from the Draconian, but certainly not the result he wanted. (***) Winner: Ensor
Commissioner Drury announced that due to Monolith's inability to compete for the foreseeable future, a tournament would be held tonight to determine a new Galactic Champion! The tournament will feature the Aethran Overmaster, Paralyze, Tricks, Endgame, Tauran, Havoc, Swarm, and Sly Drury!
_Galactic Title Tournament Quarter-Final Match_ Tauran vs. Swarm - Two multi-time Galactic Champions faced off in the tournament's opening encounter. Not surprisingly the two put on one of the best matches of the show, with the Hornet's Sting making Swarm the eventual winner. (****) Winner: Swarm
_Galactic Title Tournament Quarter-Final Match_ Aethran Overmaster vs. Tricks - As a former Galactic Champion and a man with a win over Monolith in his past, Tricks proved to be quite the foil for the Overmaster. However, the Aethran Minister of War used his power to his advantage and finally vanquished his opponent with REIGN OF THE OVERMASTER. (*** 1/2) Winner: Aethran Overmaster
Symbiosis vs. Retribution - Retribution looks great in his FDF debut match, while Drury must have been left wondering just what kind of wrestler Abroz and Dialectas gave him. Retribution wins easily with MYTHBUSTER. (* 1/2) Winner: Retribution
_Galactic Title Tournament Quarter-Final Match_ Havoc vs. Paralyze - An interesting first round draw with two former tag team partners facing off. To add additional intrigue, Havoc recently defeated Paralyze to win the Inter-Planetary Title. That belt would be of no consequence here, with both men having their sights set on a higher goal. Havoc threw everything he had at Paralyze, who managed to evade pin both with his skills and with those of Strafe, who found herself ejected from ringside. Paralyze capitalized on that brief distraction and advanced with PERMANENTLY PARALYZED. (****) Winner: Paralyze
_Galactic Title Tournament Quarter-Final Match_ Sly Drury vs. Endgame - Very weak performance from Endgame, as Drury essentially had his way with the three-time former champion. Drury, himself holder of the belt on five different occasions, scored the victory with CRIME LORD. (** 1/2) Winner: Sly Drury
DragonMaster and Vanity set the stage for the Infinity Challenge Draft, explaining the background to the crowd and announcing that Abroz and Dialectas were being given exclusive rights to 10 GWF shows during the year to hold Infinity Challenge matches. Occasionally Infinity Challenge matches likely would also be featured on WarZone episodes and pay-per-views. Abroz and Dialectas were then shown on the Holo-Tron, and the draft commenced.
Fighting as tag teams for Abroz will be Tricks and Oracle (Dark Futures) and Tanck and Malkuth (Power & Paws), while U.S. Male and American Guy (Stars & Stripes) and Tristan and the Betrayer (Titan Blood) will represent Team Dialectas.
Ultimate Fighters vs. Rush & Turmoil - This match was to feature the in-ring debuts of Clinch, Shoot and Turmoil. However, only the two Ultimate Fighters technically got their first taste of GWF action, as Turmoil never made it into the match. Clinch felled Rush with a left hook and got the pin. (* 1/2) Winners: Ultimate Fighters
A few scenes are shown of wrestlers reacting to the Infinity Challenge Draft:
- Gryt and Rotunda embrace when learning they're on the same team. - Malkuth and Mantis talk about being teammates with Tricks, Oracle, Tanck and Scimitar. - Tristan hesitantly talks to the Betrayer about being a tag team. - Thraxx and Zygon display frustration about being on opposite teams.
_Galactic Title Tournament Semi-Final Match_ Aethran Overmaster vs. Swarm - Overmaster moved from Tricks to the clown's long time rival, Swarm. The GWF gods appeared to be on Swarm's side, as Overmaster hit a perfect REIGN OF THE OVERMASTER, but the Ani-Man stunned everyone by kicking out at 2. However, Swarm couldn't keep up the momentum, and after a second REIGN OF THE OVERMASTER, it was all over. (***) Winner: Aethran Overmaster
_Galactic Title Tournament Semi-Final Match_ Paralyze vs. Sly Drury - The finals of a tournament are always interesting, and the finals of a title tournament are even more interesting. But the finals of this tournament were to be historic, as it would either feature a battle between two fellow Aethrans or a battle between two co-commissioners. Drury succeeded in neutralizing the Gladiator's strength, and took to the air, hitting a perfect cross body block to move on to the finals. (***) Winner: Sly Drury
Paganax, Bishop Hell & Nosfera vs. Hector, Thantos & Payback - This exciting 6-man bout showcased 3/4 of the Rogues Gallery and Legends of the Ring teams. Seeing two newcomers portraying legends like Thantos and Bishop Hell caused DragonMaster and Vanity to do a fair bit of reminiscing about the golden age of the GWF. Paganax gave Rogues Gallery the victory by forcing Payback to submit to Rings of Fire. (*** 1/2) Winners: Paganax, Bishop Hell & Nosfera
_Galactic Title Tournament Finals / Titan Death Match_ Aethran Overmaster vs. Sly Drury - The two had recently forged a loose alliance as co-commissioners of the GWF. Would having to meet in the tournament finals hurt that bond? The Overmaster made quick work of Drury, getting earning his first title with REIGN OF THE OVERMASTER. Conspiracy theorists already have mused that Drury tanked the match to keep the Aethran Minister of War on his good side... (* 1/2) Winner and new Galactic Champion: Aethran Overmaster
Titan Death Match Mantis vs. Oracle - After their Hydra Lumberjack Match at 2124's concluding show GALACTIC GATHERING ended up in a huge brawl between the Ani-Men and Dark Carnival, the two signed on for this Titan Death rematch. Oracle's prophetic powers failed him, while Mantis' Prey Snare power aided him greatly, as he makes the comeback and uses RAPTORIAL GRASP to procure the win. (***) Winner: Mantis
Patch vs. Anivar - An exciting match between these rivals. Sleeper Cell attacks Patch three different times, severely weakening him. Anivar delivers the KNUCKLE TATTOO for the win. (*** 1/2) Winner: Anivar
Highlights are shown of Divided We Fall's tag team dominace over the last few years. DragonMaster and Vanity then go over the matchups in the tag team tournament for the titles vacated by DWF's breakup.
Galactic Tag Team Title Tournament Semi-Final Match Stars & Stripes vs. Frontal Assault - What started out as a great match, soon turned into a full-scale brawl, with all four men fighting in the ring. The ref disqualified both teams, knocking them all out of contention for the tag belts! (***) Result: Double disqualification
Galactic Tag Team Title Tournament Final Match Leaders of the Pack vs. Ultimate Fighters - With the other two teams stunningly eliminated, what started out as a scheduled semi-final encounter became the match to determine the new champs. If Malkuth and Panther Warrior won, they'd have to pull double duty as singles wrestlers in the Infinity Challenge (on opposite sides) and tag team champions, while the newcomes Clinch and Shoot were appearing in just their second GWF match, already with a chance for gold. Panther Warrior and Clinch spend most of the encounter as the legal men for their teams, each absorbing a good deal of punishment. Shoot finally gets tagged in, locked in TAPPED OUT!, and won their belts! (***) Winners and new Galactic Tag Team Champions: Ultimate Fighters
~ Rush and Turmoil then came out and blindsided the new champs with chairshots!
United Stars Title Match Vidtek (ch) vs. Gryt - Before the two men began their tenure as teammates in the Infinity Challenge, they met in a battle for Vidtek's United Stars Title. The champ put Gryt down for several near falls, but the challenger kicked out. Finally, Vidtek went up top and hit a perfect cross body block to score the pin. (*** 1/2) Winner: Vidtek
Patch stormed into his friend Commissioner Drury's office and demanded a Cosmic Cage re-match with Anivar on the next WarZone!
Paganax vs. Payback - The two men squared off as part of a 6-man tag match on the Perennial, where the Heathen Chief forced the hardcore Titan to submit to Rings of Fire. Payback got a little of his name, hitting a perfect EXVENGE to put Paganax's shoulders to the mat. (*** 1/2) Winner: Payback
Inter-Planetary Title Match Havoc (ch) vs. Paralyze - Everything seemed to be going Havoc's way in this match. Paralyze managed little offense - although he did hit PERMANENTLY PARALYZED with Havoc kicked out of - while the champ bombarded his foe with his top offensive strikes. Paralyze was a bloody mess. Strafe's distraction is the only thing that kept him from being pinned. Despite Paralyze being almost unconscious on his feet, Havoc couldn't find the right pinning combination, and slowly his challenger regained strength. A second PERMANENTLY PARALYZED in the match spelled the end of the title reign for Havoc. (**** 1/2) Winner and new Inter-Planetary Champion: Paralyze
The Aethran Overmaster comes out and brags about winning the Galactic Title, challenging any member of the FDF to face him in his first title defense on the next WarZone!
Encubus vs. Bloodline - It seems like a lifetime has passed since these two squared off against each in singles action. As one of the greatest tag teams in GWF history, seeing them now back to being on opposite sides of a GWF ring seemed surreal. Bloodline tried, but his eroding skills just couldn't match his heart. Encubus puts down his former partner with SECOND COMING. (**) Winner: Encubus
Thantos vs. Coven Black - Domination for the new Thantos, who takes it with the MASTERLOCK. (*) Winner: Thantos
Women's Title Match Mother Superior vs. Sultana - Little went right for the challenger, as Sultana never put the champ in any danger. Mother Superior retains with MOTHER OF DESTRUCTION (** 1/2) Winner: Mother Superior
Swarm vs. Symbiosis - Swarm has little trouble with the rookie Symbiosis, finishing him off with the VENEMOUS STINGER. (** 1/2) Winner: Swarm
Hector vs. Bishop Hell - Hector had the newcomer on the ropes when Sly Drury ran out and interfered. Bishop Hell took advantage, using HELLFIRE to earn his first GWF win. (*** 1/2 Winner: Bishop Hell
Rush & Turmoil vs. Ensor & Retribution - Almost a total squash for the Aethrans here against the makeshift FDF tag team. Turmoil gets the pin on Retribution after TOTAL TURMOIL. (**) Winners: Rush & Turmoil
~ Clinch and Shoot then came out and brawled with the Gladiators!
Nosfera vs. Endgame - Nothing doing on offense for Nosfera. Omen got interjected himself in the match, but Endgame flattened him before hitting the ULTIMA LEAP for the easy victory. (* 1/2) Winner: Endgame
Cosmic Cage Match Patch vs. Anivar - Angered by interference from Sleeper Cell in their last match, Patch demanded this Cosmic Cage encounter. Patch owned Anivar on this night, finally putting him out with the TORTURE RACK. (***) Winner: Patch
Galactic Title Match Aethran Overmaster (ch) vs. Tauran - In his first defense as champion, the Overmaster faced the challenge of a 3-time former title holder. The Aethran proved up to the task, vanquishing Tauran with REIGN OF THE OVERMASTER. (***) Winner: Aethran Overmaster
~ Nosfera knocked off Tanck with THE DEMON'S BREATH (***)
~ Phantasy pinned Strafe after a cross body-block (***)
~ Encubus ended Ensor with Force of Darkness (* 1/2)
~ Paganax put away Retribution with PAGAN VOID (***)
~ Galactic Tag Team Champions the Ultimate Fighters escaped with the belts in their first title defense after a great match with Frontal Assault, with Shoot forcing Thraxx to submit to TAPPED OUT! (**** 1/2)
~ Sly Drury conquered Payback with a twister slam (****)
~ Inter-Planetary Champion Paralyze fended off the attack of former champion Havoc before crushing him with PERMANENTLY PARALYZED (****)
Women's Title Match Mother Superior (ch) vs. Phantasy - Very good opening match for the Saturn faithful. Phantasy went to the top for a cross body-block, but Mother Superior rolled through and scored the pin. (*** 1/2) Winner: Mother Superior
Co-Commissioners Sly Drury and the Aethran Overmaster meet up in the locker room area.
Sly Drury: You ready to take care of Endgame tonight?
Aethran Overmaster: Yeah. I stomped Tauran last week, and I'll do the same to Mr. Purity himself tonight. You know, as co-commissioner of the GWF, I should probably be concerned about giving a match like this away for free on WarZone. Heck, this whole card reads like a pay-per-view, with Aethrans all in title matches.
Sly Drury: It's definitely a high caliber show tonight. The scheduling for the Infinity Challenge sort of fucks up the scheduling for everyone. I had to get everyone in action on tonight's show.
Aethran Overmaster: Not a big fan of the Infinity Challenge?
Sly Drury: Nah, it's fine I guess. The Board of Directors like it, and since it doesn't really affect me I can show my support for it and keep them happy. Plus Abroz and Dialectas gave me Symbiosis and if I can train him to be something more than a jobber he can be effective for me.
Aethran Overmaster: I guess. Just keep giving my guys favorable matches and you'll have no trouble with me.
With that subtle threatening hint, the Overmaster walks away.
Cerebral Assassins vs. Nosfera & Coven Black - Hector and Thantos competed in their first tag team match, with the Rogue's Galley due Nosfera and Coven Black providing the opposition. After being less than impressive in his first two GWF matches, Coven Black fares slightly better, getting some offense in on Thantos. He couldn't sustain it, however, and finds himself restrained in the MASTERLOCK. (** 1/2) Winners: Cerebral Assassins
Encubus vs. Anivar - Anivar follows up his losst to Patch in the cage on the last WarZone by falling quickly to Encubus and Force of Darkness. (**) Winner: Encubus
Havoc vs. Bishop Hell - After dropping the IP title and losing a rematch, Havoc needed a strong showing to remain in title contention. Bishop Hell caught Havoc with HELLFIRE, prompting the Dark Menace to quickly call Clinch down to the ring to interfere. Bishop Hell fought him off, but Havoc got the breather he needed, and soon thereafter ended the match with FALLEN DREAMS. (*** 1/2) Winner: Havoc
Paganax vs. Swarm - GWF veteran Swarm taught the GWF newcomer Paganax a lesson, locking in the WASP TRAP for the win. (** 1/2) Winner: Swarm
~ Apparently the aCe legend felt somewhat embarrassed by the loss, as he proceeded to beat on Swarm after the match. Paganax then called Bishop Hell down to the ring, who gave the two-time former GWF champion a face full of HELLFIRE. Swarm's injuries will keep him out of the next 3 cards.
Coven Black strikes up a conversation with Sultana, who seems fascinated (hypnotized?) with the mysterious newcomer. Ensor appears and usheres Sultana away, glaring at Coven Black the whole time.
Inter-Planetary Title Match Paralyze (ch) vs. Payback - Payback showed nothing, as Paralyze hits PERMANENTLY PARALYZED for the easy win a minute into the match. (*) Winner: Paralyze
Tauran, Ensor, & Retribution vs. Sly Drury, Patch, & Symbiosis - No love lost between the FDF and Martial Law. Tauran and Drury do most of the grappling for their teams. Drury has Tauran down and out, and tags in the strugging rookie Symbiosis, who impresses his new leader by quickly hitting Tauran with EVENT HORIZON for the win. (** 1/2) Winners: Sly Drury, Patch, & Symbiosis
Galactic Tag Team Title Match Ultimate Fighters (ch) vs. Rush & Turmoil - Turmoil took the fight right to Shoot, but couldn't put him away. Rush and Clinch each made their way into the ring, and an UPPERCUT KO put the Aethran out cold. (***) Winners: Ultimate Fighters
Galactic Title Match Aethran Overmaster (ch) vs. Endgame - The galaxy was prepared for a mat classic, as Endgame has defeated the Overmaster in both of their previous matchups. However, this battle proved anti-climactic, as the champion stunned Endgame quickly with REIGN OF THE OVERMASTER for the win. (* 1/2) Winner: Aethran Overmaster
Match 1: Scimitar (A) vs. Bloodline (D) * Not much of a challenge for Bloodline, as he scores an easy point for Dialectas with NOVA LAUNCH. (**)
Match 2: She Devil (A) vs. Deadliest (D) * She Devil put down Deadliest the CANNONBALL CLOTHESLINE in a great match. (****)
Match 3: Nitro (A) vs. Thraxx (D) * Nitro stunned the more powerful Thraxx with BAD VIBRATIONS in a quick match. (* 1/2)
Match 4: Power & Paws (A) vs. Stars & Stripes (D) * U.S. Male earns the win for his team with SEIZE THE DAY on Tanck. (*** 1/2)
Match 5: Plethador (A) vs. Panther Warrior (D) * Plethador may have refused to go down easy, but he also refused to generate any offense, as Panther Warrior eventually triumphed with JUNGLE NIGHTS. (**)
Match 6: Shann Ra (A) vs. Rotunda (D) * Easy win for Shann Ra with MACHETE. (* 1/2)
Match 7: Mantis (A) vs. Gryt (D) * In an awesome match that fell just short of a 5-star classic, Mantis finally put Gryt away with the RAPTORIAL GRASP. (**** 1/2)
Match 8: Dark Futures (A) vs. Titan Blood (D) * Little resistance from Titan Blood, as Tricks beats the Betrayer with COULROPHOBIA. (* 1/2)
Match 9 -UNITED STARS TITLE MATCH- : Vidtek (ch - D) vs. Zygon (A) * Zygon shows great promise as a singles wrestler, pinning Vidtek with an elbow off the turnbuckle to win the United Stars Title,giving Abroz his fourth consecutive victory. (*** 1/2)
Endgame opened the show by congratulating the Aethran Overmaster on his victory on the last WarZone. The FDF leader them reminded the Aethran that despite that win, he still holds a 2-1 edge in their career matches, and challenged the Galactic Champion to a match at GalaxyMania.
Ensor vs. Symbiosis - Ensor thought he had the match won after an ERUPTION OF THARSIS, but Symbiosis kicked out. The rookie then gained control and finished the young Martian off with EVENT HORIZON. (** 1/2) Winner: Symbiosis ~ Coven Black came out and attacked Ensor after the match, inflicting a 1-card injury.
United Stars Title Match Zygon (ch) vs. Vidtek - Zygon bested Vidtek to win the US belt on the last Infinity Challenge show. This WarZone rematch holds no Infinity Challenge ramifications, save momentum for the victor. Vidtek makes sure Zygon's reign is short-lived, as he regains the belt with BIG TIME. (*** 1/2) Winner and new United Stars Champion: Vidtek
Encubus vs. Gryt - Gryt stunned Encubus by dominating their match, using the STRONGMAN STRETCH to clinch the upset. (* 1/2) Winner: Gryt
The Aethran Overmaster appears on the Holo-Tron and accepts Endgame's challenge, but decrees that the match be fought with Milky Way Falls Count Anywhere rules!
[/left][/i] Nosfera vs. Payback - Vicious, bloody battle between these two hardcore competitors. Nosfera prevails with the SPRING HEEL KICK in an exciting encounter. (****) Winner: Nosfera[/center]
Rush & Turmoil vs. Titan Blood - Rush and Turmoil looked to regroup after failing in their attempt to unseat the Ultimate Fighters, while Tristan and the Betrayer wanted to gain some needed experience tagging with each other. The four put on a great match, with both teams exhibiting solid teamwork. Turmoil gives the Gladiators the win with TRIPLE SUICIDE on Tristan. (****) Winners: Rush & Turmoil
Anivar vs. Bishop Hell - Bishop Hell took the early edge and delivered HELLFIRE to Anivar, prompting Sleeper Cell to come out and beat him down. Bishop Hell picks up the DQ decision, but the attack left him injured for 2 cards. (* 1/2) Winner by disqualification: Bishop Hell
Inter-Planetary Title Match Paralyze (ch) vs. Retribution - Paralyze retains with PERMANENTLY PARALYZED. (** 1/2) Winner: Paralyze
Hector vs. Paganax - Paganax earns major points with Sly Drury by besting Havoc with PAGAN VOID. (***) Winner: Paganax
Sly Drury vs. Tauran - Drury brought out his Security Squad for this battle. However, they played no factor in the match, as they failed to react when Tauran locked in the Tauran Super Grip, putting the Commissioner to sleep. (** 1/2) Winner: Tauran