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THE LEAGUE: SEASON ONE WEEK TWELVE - 8/27/2010

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Season One, Week Twelve
August 27, 2010

The bye week had come and gone. The twelve had rested up, with all but one still in the hunt for the postseason. By the end of the night, three more people would be eliminated from the playoffs. But as the show prepared to go on air, no one knew that.

Tonight, the field of eleven gets chopped down to eight. Let's find out who stays alive, shall we?

 

THE LEAGUE: WEEK TWELVE
A deafening cheer erupts from inside the O2 center as the requisite pyro goes off to begin the show. The atmosphere is electric as the anticipation builds to a fever pitch. Only a few seconds pass before we go to the announcers at ringside.

Bob Sinclair: Good evening, everybody, and welcome back to The League! Bob Sinclair here, sitting at ringside as always with Frankie Garnett. Frankie, every match from here on out counts!

Frankie Garnett: No it doesn't, Bob. The six-man tag at the end of the show doesn't count for anything!

Bob Sinclair: ...You know what I meant. We're three weeks away from the end of the season, and after tonight the playoff picture could become a lot clearer!

Frankie Garnett: Bob, how about you just shut up and let's get the show on the road?
 

ALPHA DIVISION: Nuclear Templeton (6-5) vs. The Phoenix (2-9)
Bob Sinclair: I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I agree with you. Amelia, get us underway!

Billy Idol's "Shock to the System" hits as the crowd erupts in cheers.

Amelia Williams: Ladies and gentlemen, our opening contest is an Alpha Division match scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Atlantic City, New Jersey, weighing 278 pounds...Nuclear Templeton!

Bob Sinclair: Templeton's one match out of the wild card spot held by Robbie Maynard. A win puts the pressure on Maynard to win later on tonight.

Frankie Garnett: Templeton's got this in the bag, Bob. Look at his opponent tonight. It's about as close to a "sure thing" as you're going to get in The League!

There is a brief pause before the opening chord of "The Instinct" hits, to complete and utter silence from the crowd.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from The End of Nowhere, weighing 367 pounds...The Phoenix!

Frankie Garnett: Bow down to the King of Choke, Bob!

Bob Sinclair: Given that over 70% of our internet fans agree with you, Frankie, I can't really say much to defend the guy.

Nuclear Templeton hit the Kick To Gut
Nuclear Templeton applied the Front Facelock
Nuclear Templeton applied the Side Headlock
Nuclear Templeton hit the Side Headlock Takedown
The Phoenix broke the Choke Hold.
The Phoenix hit the Elbow Strike
The Phoenix hit the Punch
The Phoenix hit the Foot Stomp
The Phoenix hit the Kick To Knee
The Phoenix hit the Single Leg Trip
The Phoenix hit the Knee Pull
The Phoenix hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
Nuclear Templeton broke the Western Spinning Toe Hold by reaching the ropes.
The Phoenix hit the Elbow Strike
The Phoenix hit the Vertical Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Nuclear Templeton from behind.
Nuclear Templeton blocked the Hammerlock Shoulder Breaker.
Nuclear Templeton broke the Side Explosion Suplex.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Punch
Nuclear Templeton hit the Foot Stomp
Nuclear Templeton hit the Headbutt
Nuclear Templeton hit the Forearm Strike
Nuclear Templeton hit the Roundhouse Punch
Nuclear Templeton hit the Charging Forearm


Frankie Garnett: Come on, Nuclear, put this piece of garbage away so we can get to more interesting stuff!

Bob Sinclair: Don't write Phoenix off so quick, Frankie. We've seen him take a lot of punishment before.

The Phoenix slipped out of the Mounted Elbow Smashes.
The Phoenix hit the Double Underhook Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Nuclear Templeton.
Nuclear Templeton slipped out of the Vertical Suplex.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Short Arm Clothesline
Nuclear Templeton picks up The Phoenix.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Discus Clothesline
Nuclear Templeton picks up The Phoenix from behind.
Nuclear Templeton applied the Sleeper Hold
Nuclear Templeton whips The Phoenix to the corner.
The Phoenix moved and the Corner Knife Edge Chop missed!
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
Nuclear Templeton counters by fighting back.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Small Package
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
The Phoenix moved and the Armageddon Lariat missed!
The Phoenix hit the Shoulder Tackle
The Phoenix picks up Nuclear Templeton from behind.
The Phoenix hit the Diving DDT
The Phoenix picks up Nuclear Templeton from behind.
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
Nuclear Templeton slipped out of the Eternal Requiem.
The Strong Forearm Strike Flurry was countered into a Side Headlock Takedown.
The Phoenix picks up Nuclear Templeton from behind.
Nuclear Templeton counters by fighting back.
The Gutwrench Powerbomb was countered into a Punch.
Nuclear Templeton slipped out of the Slingshot Suplex.
Armageddon has arrived for Phoenix, Nuclear hits the Lariat!


Frankie Garnett: There you go! Cover!

The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
Kick Out At Two-And-A-Half!


Frankie Garnett: For crying out loud, just stay the hell down, Phoenix!

Bob Sinclair: I think even Templeton is surprised that Phoenix kicked out of the Armageddon Lariat, Frankie! Not to mention the look on his face; he's absolutely livid!

The Strong Forearm Strike Flurry was countered into a Fireman's Spin.
The Camel Clutch was countered into a Small Package.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Nuclear Templeton hit the Small Package
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
The Phoenix blocked the Gutwrench Powerbomb.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Three Point Stance
The Phoenix slipped out of the Mounted Punch Flurry.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
Nuclear Templeton blocked the Eternal Requiem.
Nuclear Templeton blocked the Camel Clutch. This is the second block in a row, and Nuclear Templeton takes control.
The Phoenix broke the Small Package.
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Nuclear Templeton broke the Capture Suplex.
The Three Point Stance was countered into a Kick To Gut.
The Phoenix hit the Vertical Suplex
Nuclear Templeton slipped out of the Eternal Requiem.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Gutwrench Powerbomb
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Nuclear Templeton hit the Strong Forearm Strike Flurry
Nuclear Templeton drags The Phoenix back into the ring.
The Three Point Stance was countered into a Clothesline.
The Phoenix applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Phoenix takes a moment to rub his sore neck, apparently in pain.
The Phoenix hit the Knee Pull
Nuclear Templeton broke the Eternal Requiem.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Forearm Strike Flurry
Nuclear Templeton hit the Small Package
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!


Bob Sinclair: Templeton trying to catch Phoenix napping, but the big man is having none of it.

Frankie Garnett: Just hit him with the lariat again, Nuclear! He can't get out a second time!

The Gutwrench Powerbomb was countered into a Punch.
Nuclear Templeton blocked the Capture Suplex.
The Slingshot Suplex was countered into a Punch.
The Phoenix counters by reversing on Nuclear Templeton.
The Shoulder Tackle was countered into a Knife Edge Chop.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Three Point Stance
The Phoenix blocked the Headbutt To Groin.
The Phoenix slipped out of the Rear Naked Punch Flurry.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Nuclear Templeton.
Nuclear Templeton blocked the Slingshot Suplex.
Nuclear Templeton slipped out of the Vertical Suplex.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Three Point Stance
The Phoenix slipped out of the Mounted Punch Flurry.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
The Phoenix is struggling, trying to...yes! He has the Eternal Requiem locked in!
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Will This Be It?
It's Still Locked In!
The referee has called for the bell!


Frankie Garnett: Dammit, Phoenix, you just cost me two grand!

Bob Sinclair: Uh...okay, Frankie...

Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at sixteen minutes and twenty seconds...The Phoenix!

Bob Sinclair: There's no way you can call this anything but an upset, folks! Templeton's playoff hopes are now in serious jeopardy--a British Warrior win and a Robbie Maynard win all but eliminates Nuclear from the postseason!

Frankie Garnett: I still can't believe that Phoenix actually won a freaking match....
 

Tarik Nolan (6-5) vs. Diamond (5-6)
Bob Sinclair: We'll revisit Nuclear's plight later on, but right now we've got a match that has importance to two races, Frankie. Tarik Nolan's in the wild card hunt, just one match behind Robbie Maynard, while Diamond all but eliminates herself with a loss in this match.

Frankie Garnett: Diamond's been on a tear recently; and most of the fans see it too. She's the overwhelming favorite to win in an online poll.

Bob Sinclair: Well, we're about to find out. Let's go to the ring for the introductions!

"Regulate" hits the speakers to signify that the next match is about to begin.

Amelia Williams: Our next contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first...from Shreveport, Louisiana, weighing 292 pounds...Tarik Nolan!

Bob Sinclair: Nolan's more than double Diamond's weight, Frankie. You don't see this as a mismatch?

Frankie Garnett: He can't match her speed. He's got to catch her before he can put the hurt on her. That's the key.

"Oh, it's time to rock and roll..."

The opening lyric is enough to send the crowd into a jeering frenzy, as the lone woman in The League walks out with a confident smirk on her face.


Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Aberdeen, Scotland, weighing 132 pounds...Diamond!

Bob Sinclair: Crowd is not as behind her as they were in Scotland, which I suppose can be expected.

Frankie Garnett: I'm behind her. As often as I can be, anyway; the view is quite—

Bob Sinclair: Will you stop?!

Tarik Nolan hit the Toss To Corner
Tarik Nolan hit the Ten Turnbuckle Smashes
Diamond moved and the Seated Back Kick missed!
The Punch was countered into a Punch.
Tarik Nolan hit the European Uppercut
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Diamond recovers and stands up.
Tarik Nolan hit the Punch
Tarik Nolan hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
The Headbutt was countered into a Punch.
Diamond applied the Front Facelock
Diamond hit the Splits Counter Dropkick
Diamond hit the Half Senton
Diamond hit the Face Stepping
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Diamond picks up Tarik Nolan from behind.
Diamond hit the Legsweep Kick
Tarik Nolan moved and the Rolling Splash missed!


Bob Sinclair: Diamond with the first mistake of the match, Nolan's got to press this advantage if he's going to win it.

Frankie Garnett: I don't like the look on his face, Bob. Nolan looks ready to murder someone.

Tarik Nolan hit the Headbutt To Groin
The referee was not happy with that move.
Tarik Nolan hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Diamond easily rushed the Power Taunt.
Diamond hit the Women's DDT
Tarik Nolan slipped out the back of the Legdrop To Groin.
Tarik Nolan hit the Blindside High Knee
Tarik Nolan leaves the ring.
The referee begins counting the competitors out.
Diamond counters by fighting back.
Diamond hit the Face Plant
The referee reaches the halfway point of his count.
Diamond hit the Running Dropkick
The referee is almost ready to count both competitors out.
Diamond used the Stripper Dance
Both competitors return to the ring before they are counted out.
Tarik Nolan blocked the Women's DDT.
Tarik Nolan blocked the DDT. This is the second block in a row, and Tarik Nolan takes control.
Tarik Nolan hit the Short Arm Clothesline
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond.
Diamond slipped out of the Press Powerslam.
Diamond hit the Running Dropkick
Tarik Nolan took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.


Frankie Garnett: Uh oh, Diamond! New plan! Think of a new plan!

Bob Sinclair: I doubt Tarik's going to give her a chance to think, Frankie.

Tarik Nolan hit the Pump Kick
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond.
Tarik Nolan hit the Repeated Knee Lifts
Diamond easily rushed the Slit Throat Motion.
Tarik Nolan blocked the Women's DDT.
Diamond hit the Dropkick To Knee
Tarik Nolan moved and the Running Dropkick missed!
Diamond counters by fighting back.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Dropkick To Knee was countered into a Shooter Takedown.
Tarik Nolan climbs the turnbuckles.
Diamond recovers and stands up.
Tarik Nolan hit the Flying Double Axe Handle
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond from behind.
Tarik Nolan whips Diamond to the corner.
Tarik Nolan hit the Tree Of Woe Stomp Flurry
The Mounted Punch Flurry was countered into a Legsweep Kick.
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
Tarik Nolan recovers and stands up.
Tarik Nolan shook the ropes to stop the Second Rope Dropkick.
Tarik Nolan throws Diamond off the top rope.
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond from behind.
Diamond broke the Head Vice.
Hell Fire Kick! Hell Fire Kick! Hell Fire Kick!


Bob Sinclair: Diamond needed to hit that; it's giving her precious time to recover while Nolan tries to get the cobwebs out of his head.

Frankie Garnett: Diamond's small stature is going to help her here, Bob. She doesn't need as much time to recover as a man Nolan's size!

Diamond picks up Tarik Nolan from behind.
Diamond hit the Lung Blower
Tarik Nolan moved and the Charging Basement Dropkick missed!
Tarik Nolan whips Diamond to the corner.
The Pain Train was countered into a Clothesline.
Tarik Nolan moved and the Slingshot Legdrop missed!
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond from behind.
Tarik Nolan hit the Blindside High Knee
Tarik Nolan leaves the ring.
The referee begins counting the competitors out.
Diamond blocked the Seated Knuckle Punches.
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond.
The referee reaches the halfway point of his count.
Tarik Nolan hit the Ring Post Smash
The referee is almost ready to count both competitors out.
Diamond blocked the Chair Shot To Head.
Both competitors return to the ring before they are counted out.


Frankie Garnett: Nolan could have gotten himself disqualified there if Diamond had not gotten out of the way!

Bob Sinclair: Makes you wonder what Nolan was thinking there, doesn't it?

Tarik Nolan hit the Press Powerslam
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
Tarik Nolan hit the Front Slam
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond.
Tarik Nolan looks sharp, he knows that the match has swung in his favour.
The Pump Kick was countered into a Legsweep Snap Pinfall.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out!
Tarik Nolan moved and the Jawjacker missed!
Tarik Nolan whips Diamond into the ropes.
Tarik Nolan hit the Spinebuster
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Diamond easily rushed the Slit Throat Motion.
Hell Fire Kick! Hell Fire Kick! Hell Fire Kick!
Tarik Nolan moved and the Standing Moonsault missed!
Tarik Nolan hit the Rear Naked Punch Flurry
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond from behind.
Tarik Nolan hits the Regulator! It's the beginning of the end....
Tarik Nolan is in total control of this match at the moment, and knows it.
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
Kick Out At Two-And-A-Half!


Frankie Garnett: Oh, boy. Nolan looks incredibly angry, Bob!

Bob Sinclair: Almost have to wonder if it was smart for Diamond to kick out there, Frankie. Nolan looks ready to rip her arms off right now!

Tarik Nolan hit the Strong Gut Buster
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Tarik Nolan hit the Pump Kick
Diamond easily rushed the Slit Throat Motion.
Tarik Nolan blocked the Face Plant.
And Nolan's jaw just got jacked up!
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
Diamond whips Tarik Nolan to the corner.
Diamond hit the Hot Legs Boot Choke
Tarik Nolan moved and the Corner Triple Kick missed!
Tarik Nolan hit the Press Powerslam
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Tarik Nolan hit the Short Arm Clothesline
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond.
Diamond slipped out the back of the Press Powerslam.
Diamond hit the Lung Blower
Tarik Nolan moved and the Standing Moonsault missed!
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond from behind.
Tarik Nolan whips Diamond to the corner.
Tarik Nolan hit the Tree Of Woe Stomp Flurry
Tarik Nolan picks up Diamond from behind.
Diamond blocked the Regulator.
Diamond moved and the Blindside High Knee missed!
The Jawjacker was countered into a Shooter Takedown.
Diamond easily rushed the Slit Throat Motion.
Tarik Nolan moved and the Dropkick To Knee missed!
The Pump Kick was countered into a Face Plant.
Diamond hit the Running Dropkick
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
Diamond hit the Sky Twister Press
Diamond takes a moment to rub her sore neck, apparently in pain.
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!


Frankie Garnett: I don't believe it!

Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at a time of nineteen minutes and ten seconds...Diamond!

Bob Sinclair: The Queen of the Upset does it again, and pulls her record to an even 6-6! She's still alive in the playoff hunt!

Frankie Garnett: So is Nolan, but after this loss, I gotta wonder if his heart is even in it anymore, Bob!
 

SGRaaize (4-7) vs. Johnny Triumph (5-6)
Bob Sinclair: Regardless, let's head to the ring for our next contest.
The Portugese national anthem hits, drawing a fervent chorus of boos from the crowd.

Amelia Williams: Our next contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Portugal, weighing 231 pounds...SGRaaize!

Bob Sinclair: A win here, and Raaize keeps hope alive provided Maynard loses later on. If Raaize loses, he's out of the playoffs. Simple as that.

Frankie Garnett: Face it, Bob, it's over for Raaize. As much help as he needs, there's no way he's making the playoffs.

Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" hits the speakers as the Gamma Division's third-place man walks out.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Des Moines, Iowa, weighing 228 pounds...Johnny Triumph!

Bob Sinclair: A win keeps him on pace with Diamond record-wise for both the wild card and Gamma Division race. A loss all but eliminates him from both.

Frankie Garnett: I've already said Raaize is done. Triumph's not going to let a girl get the better of him; he'll pull this off tonight.

SGRaaize hit the Knife Edge Chop
SGRaaize applied the Front Facelock
SGRaaize hit the Punch
SGRaaize hit the Single Leg Trip
SGRaaize hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
SGRaaize hit the Face Stepping
SGRaaize hit the Knee Pull
SGRaaize hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
SGRaaize applied the Single Leg Grapevine
SGRaaize picks up Johnny Triumph from behind.
SGRaaize hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph broke the Knee Breaker by falling on top.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Johnny Triumph hit the Single Leg Trip
Johnny Triumph hit the Face Stepping
Johnny Triumph hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
Johnny Triumph hit the Knee Pull
Johnny Triumph hit the Face Stepping
Johnny Triumph hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
Johnny Triumph applied the Single Leg Grapevine
SGRaaize broke the Bow And Arrow Lock by falling on top.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out!
SGRaaize hit the Vertical Suplex
Johnny Triumph broke the Bow And Arrow Lock.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
SGRaaize broke the Single Leg Boston Crab.
SGRaaize hit the Triple Forearm Blow
SGRaaize picks up Johnny Triumph.
The Running Knee Lift was countered into a Hot Shot.
SGRaaize broke the Camel Clutch by reaching the ropes.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Johnny Triumph applied the Single Leg Boston Crab
SGRaaize blocked the Horns of Victory.
SGRaaize broke the Camel Clutch by reaching the ropes.
SGRaaize counters by reversing on Johnny Triumph.
Johnny Triumph broke the Powerslam by falling on top.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
SGRaaize slipped out the back of the Slingshot Suplex.
SGRaaize hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph slipped out the back of the Running Hot Shot.
The Running Hot Shot was countered into a Abdominal Stretch.
Johnny Triumph counters by reversing on SGRaaize.
Johnny Triumph hit the Tree Of Woe Stomp Flurry
Johnny Triumph has SGR locked in the Horns of Victory!
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Will This Be It?
It's Still Locked In!
The referee has called for the bell!


Frankie Garnett: Well, that was fast.

Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at a time of six minutes and forty seconds...Johnny Triumph!

Bob Sinclair: Triumph stays alive for another week!

Frankie Garnett: You know, I think I was wrong about the Gamma Division, Bob. This is slowly becoming a heck of a race to the finish!
 

Robbie Maynard (7-4) vs. Shawn Arrows (4-7)

The opening guitar riffs of Metallica's "Master of Puppets" hits the speakers as the first participant of the contest comes out.

Amelia Williams: The following contest is set for one fall! Approaching the ring, from Liverpool, England, weighing 251 pounds...Robbie Maynard!

Bob Sinclair: Maynard seems to be the overwhelming favorite coming in to tonight's match, and judging by the crowd reaction, they seem to believe so, too.

Frankie Garnett: The way he absolutely decimated Phoenix last week? Yeah, I can see where they are coming from.

The opening strains of Linkin Park's "Numb" break the silence to announce the entrance of the opponent.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Raleigh, North Carolina, weighing 212 pounds...Shawn Arrows!

Bob Sinclair: It's real simple for Arrows. A loss and he's out of both the Gamma Division and wild card spots. A win, and he's still barely alive.

Frankie Garnett: He's facing Robbie Maynard, Bob. Sorry, but the guy has no chance.

Robbie Maynard hit the Open Handed Slap
Robbie Maynard hit the Forearm Blow
The Eye Gouge was countered into a Arm Drag.
Shawn Arrows hit the Seated Back Kick
Shawn Arrows hit the Seated Kick
Shawn Arrows hit the Stomp
Shawn Arrows picks up Robbie Maynard from behind.
Shawn Arrows hit the Dropkick
Shawn Arrows hit the Seated Back Kick
Shawn Arrows hit the Seated Dropkick
Shawn Arrows hit the Corkscrew Legdrop
Robbie Maynard moved and the Slingshot Senton Bomb missed!
Robbie Maynard hit the Knee Drop
Robbie Maynard hit the Seated Back Kick
Robbie Maynard hit the Stomp
Shawn Arrows blocked the Single Leg Grapevine.
Shawn Arrows recovers and stands up.
Robbie Maynard hit the Belly To Belly Suplex
Shawn Arrows blocked the Legdrop To Groin.
Robbie Maynard picks up Shawn Arrows from behind.
Shawn Arrows moved and the Dropkick To Knee missed!
Robbie Maynard moved and the High Knee missed!
Robbie Maynard hit the Belly To Belly Suplex
Robbie Maynard applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Robbie Maynard hit the Legdrop To Groin
Robbie Maynard picks up Shawn Arrows.
Robbie Maynard hit the Dropkick To Knee
Robbie Maynard picks up Shawn Arrows.
Shawn Arrows rolled through with the Merseyside Maul.


Bob Sinclair: Maynard trying to finish things early here, but Arrows is having none of it just yet.

Frankie Garnett: Give him time, Bob. Trust me.

Shawn Arrows hit the Flying Knee Strike
Robbie Maynard moved and the Slingshot Senton Bomb missed!
Shawn Arrows rushed the Spirit Roar.
The High Knee was countered into a Backdrop.
Robbie Maynard looks sharp, he knows that the match has swung in his favour.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Seated Knuckle Punches.
Robbie Maynard picks up Shawn Arrows.
Robbie Maynard hit the Capture Suplex
Shawn Arrows rushed the Spirit Roar.
Robbie Maynard moved and the Side Spinning Kick missed!
Shawn Arrows blocked the Small Package.
The Slingshot Suplex was countered into a Eye Gouge.
Robbie Maynard blocked the Spinning Head Scissors.
Shawn Arrows hit the Face Plant
Shawn Arrows hit the Running Dropkick
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Robbie Maynard blocked the Kneeling Kick Rush.
Robbie Maynard recovers and stands up.
Robbie Maynard broke the Super Shot DDT.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Capture Suplex.
Robbie Maynard hit the Head And Arm Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!


Frankie Garnett: Good grief, that impact! I thought he broke Arrows' neck there!

Bob Sinclair: Perhaps not, but you can't deny that Maynard has been on a roll tonight!

Shawn Arrows broke the Merseyside Maul.
Shawn Arrows hit the Face Plant
Shawn Arrows hit the Flying Knee Strike
Shawn Arrows picks up Robbie Maynard from behind.
Shawn Arrows hit the Dropkick To Outside
Robbie Maynard counters by fighting back.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Small Package.
Shawn Arrows slipped out of the Head And Arm Suplex.
Shawn Arrows hit the Side Spinning Kick
Shawn Arrows hit the Super Shot DDT
Robbie Maynard rushed the Stalk Grounded Enemy.
Robbie Maynard hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
Shawn Arrows blocked the Merseyside Maul.
Robbie Maynard hit the Capture Suplex
Robbie Maynard picks up Shawn Arrows from behind.
Robbie Maynard climbs the turnbuckles.
Robbie Maynard hit the Flying Double Axe Handle
Robbie Maynard picks up Shawn Arrows from behind.
Robbie Maynard hit the German Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Shawn Arrows slipped out of the Merseyside Maul.
Shawn Arrows hit the Spinning Head Scissors
Shawn Arrows climbs the turnbuckles.
Robbie Maynard shook the ropes to stop the Flying Double Footed Stomp.
Robbie Maynard throws Shawn Arrows off the top rope.
Robbie Maynard picks up Shawn Arrows.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Capture Suplex.
Robbie Maynard takes a moment to rub his sore neck, apparently in pain.
Robbie Maynard hit the Head And Arm Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!


Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at a time of twelve minutes and fifty seconds...Robbie Maynard!

Bob Sinclair: Maynard picks up the duke by pinfall this week; quite unusual given every other standard match he's won has been by submission.

Frankie Garnett: Only the results matter, not the manner in which you get them! Maynard solidifies his wild card lead, and Arrows is officially out of the postseason!
 

ALPHA DIVISION: Maxx Skabb (5-6) vs. The British Warrior (7-4)
Bob Sinclair: Indeed, Frankie, and another person may be joining those ranks after this match. It's do or die time once again; let's send it to Amelia to get things underway.

Disturbed's "The Night" hits the speakers as the first participant in the match comes out to a rousing chorus of jeers.

Amelia Williams: This is an Alpha Division match scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from the Orange County Correctional Facility, weighing 291 pounds...Maxx Skabb!

Bob Sinclair: A win, and Maxx moves to within one of the Alpha Division leader and two out of the wild card. A loss, and he's eliminated from both races.

Frankie Garnett: On paper, this is one of the closest matches tonight. I'm not about to bet against him, but he's got an uphill fight.

"Rule, Britannia!" hits the airwaves next, as the crowd gets to their feet and cheers quite loudly.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from the United Kingdom, weighing 243 pounds...The British Warrior!

Bob Sinclair: With Phoenix's upset of Templeton, Warrior has a chance to all but lock up the division tonight. A win puts him up by two with two matches to go in the division; one of those matches is the rematch between Templeton and Phoenix.

Frankie Garnett: First thing he needs to do is worry about that guy in the other corner in the orange jumpsuit.

Maxx Skabb hit the Running Shoulder Block
Maxx Skabb hit the Face Stepping
Maxx Skabb hit the Knee Pull
Maxx Skabb hit the Seated Back Kick
Maxx Skabb hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
The British Warrior moved and the Gorilla Press missed!
The British Warrior hit the Stomp
Maxx Skabb blocked the Elbow Drop On Knee.
Maxx Skabb recovers and stands up.
The British Warrior hit the Punch
Maxx Skabb took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Maxx Skabb hit the High Knee
The British Warrior blocked the Mounted Punch Flurry.
The British Warrior slipped out of the Rear Crossface Blows.
The British Warrior hit the European Uppercut
The British Warrior hit the Side Headlock Takedown
The British Warrior hit the Snap Driving Elbow
The British Warrior picks up Maxx Skabb from behind.
The British Warrior hit the Hammerlock Kick
The British Warrior applied the Sleeper Hold
The British Warrior hit the Dropkick To Knee


Bob Sinclair: Warrior working on the knee, setting Skabb up for the Figure Four. It's gotten him this far, why change a working plan?

Frankie Garnett: Because if you use the same thing over and over, people will learn to avoid it, Bob! Sheesh, have you ever wrestled before?

Bob Sinclair: ...

Maxx Skabb blocked the Diving DDT.
The British Warrior hit the Dropkick To Knee
Maxx Skabb broke the Sleeper Hold.
The Shoulder Tackle was countered into a Running Clothesline.
The Figure Four Leglock was countered into a Low Blow.
The referee is furious at that breach of the rules.
Maxx Skabb hit the Headbutt To Groin
The referee was not happy with that move.
The British Warrior counters by fighting back.
Maxx Skabb counters by fighting back.
The Bear Hug was countered into a Palm Thrust.
The British Warrior climbs the turnbuckles.
The British Warrior hit the Flying Double Axe Handle
The British Warrior climbs the turnbuckles.
Maxx Skabb counters by fighting back.
The British Warrior slipped out the back of the Snake Eyes.
Maxx Skabb counters by reversing on The British Warrior.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Maxx Skabb hit the Corner Boot Choke
Maxx Skabb hit the Corner Clothesline
The British Warrior slipped out of the Seated Knuckle Punches.
The British Warrior climbs the turnbuckles.
The British Warrior climbs down off the top rope.
Maxx Skabb counters by fighting back.
Maxx Skabb hit the Gutwrench Powerbomb
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!


Bob Sinclair: Almost had him; I thought Skabb might have pulled that one out there!

Frankie Garnett: Warrior's tough, Bob, he's not going to get beat that easily.

The Lethal Injection was countered into a Dropkick.
The British Warrior climbs the turnbuckles.
Maxx Skabb recovers and stands up.
The British Warrior climbs down off the top rope.
Maxx Skabb blocked the Hammerlock Kick.
The British Warrior climbs the turnbuckles.
Maxx Skabb counters by fighting back.
The Over Shoulder Backbreaker Drop was countered into a Open Handed Slap.
Maxx Skabb counters by reversing on The British Warrior.
Maxx Skabb hit the Corner Clothesline
Maxx Skabb picks up The British Warrior.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The British Warrior blocked the Over Shoulder Backbreaker Drop.
Maxx Skabb whips The British Warrior into the ropes.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The British Warrior rushed the Big Boot.
The British Warrior climbs the turnbuckles.
The British Warrior hit the Flying Double Axe Handle
The British Warrior hit the Strong Knife Edge Chop
The British Warrior hit the Dropkick To Knee
The British Warrior hit the Thrust Kick
Maxx Skabb blocked the Figure Four Leglock.
The British Warrior has the Figure Four locked in! Is it over for Skabb?
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Will This Be It?
It's Still Locked In!
The referee has called for the bell!


Frankie Garnett: Told ya.

Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at a time of ten minutes and forty seconds...The British Warrior!

Bob Sinclair: And that officially eliminates Maxx Skabb from the playoffs.

Frankie Garnett: So far, it's been Arrows, Raaize and now Skabb who have joined Phoenix in the hall of shame. Can anyone else be eliminated this week, Bob?

Bob Sinclair: Technically, no. Realistically, Sean can lock up the Gamma Division with a win, but mathematically speaking both Diamond and Triumph would still be in the running.

Frankie Garnett: Well, there's always next week!
 

Breaker (8-3) vs. Sean (7-4)

Bob Sinclair: I suppose so, Frankie. It's time for our last "official" match of the evening, let's go to Amelia to get the proceedings started!

Slipknot's "Wait and Bleed" shatters the silence as the newly-crowned Beta Division leader walks towards the ring.

Amelia Williams: Ladies and gentlemen, this is our featured contest, scheduled for one fall! Coming down the aisle, weighing 251 pounds...Breaker!

Bob Sinclair: Once again, it's simple. A win keeps Breaker in the Beta Division lead; a loss could send him into the wild card depending on how the tie-breakers look.

Frankie Garnett: Without a doubt, this is one of the biggest matches he's faced this season!

Black Sabbath's classic "Iron Man" hits the speakers to announce the entrance of the Gamma Division leader.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Charlotte, North Carolina, weighing 230 pounds...Sean!

Bob Sinclair: Sean, quite simply, needs this win in order to maintain his grip on the Gamma Division lead. A loss will put him within striking distance of both Diamond and Triumph.

Frankie Garnett: Given the obstacle in front of him that's named Breaker, he could have a tall task in front of him, Bob!

Breaker hit the Mongolian Chop
Breaker hit the Elbow Strike
Breaker hit the Punch
Breaker hit the Bell Clap
The Eye Gouge was countered into a Knife Edge Chop.
Sean hit the Forearm Blow
Breaker took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Breaker hit the Punch
Breaker hit the Elbow Strike
Breaker hit the Bell Clap
Sean took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Sean hit the Punch
Breaker took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Sean slipped out of the Fireman's Spin.
The Eye Gouge was countered into a Elbow Strike.
Breaker hit the Face Plant
Breaker hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Breaker hit the Headbutt To Groin
Breaker hit the Splash
Breaker hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Breaker hit the Headbutt To Groin
Sean rushed the Slit Throat Motion.
Sean hit the Forearm Blow
Sean hit the Punch
Breaker took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Breaker hit the Small Package
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
Dream Breaker! Sean is in a world of trouble!
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!


Frankie Garnett: ...what?

Bob Sinclair: This crowd is as stunned as we are, Frankie!

Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at a time of three minutes and fifty seconds...Breaker!

Frankie Garnett: But...how the heck did it end so fast...?

Bob Sinclair: To recap, folks, while Frankie tries to wrap his head around what just happened: Breaker's lead is still one over Maynard with two to go. Sean's lead has been cut to one over Diamond and Triumph with two to go, and Diamond has tie-breaker over Triumph. The next two weeks are going to be interesting!

Frankie Garnett: But...that fast...how...?

Bob Sinclair: We're going to take a quick timeout here to prepare for our main event, everyone. Stay tuned!
 

COMMERCIAL

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EXHIBITION SIX-MAN TAG
SGRaaize, Shawn Arrows, and The Phoenix
Vs
Johnny Triumph, The British Warrior, and Robbie Maynard

Frankie Garnett: Uh, Bob?

Bob Sinclair: Hmmm?

Frankie Garnett: What in the blue hell was that?

Bob Sinclair: What was what?

Frankie Garnett: What we just saw! What was that?

Bob Sinclair: Oh, that's just something the Commissioner had standing by in case it was needed.

Frankie Garnett: ...oy.

Bob Sinclair: Meanwhile, everyone involved in the tag match has gotten to the ring during the musical interlude, and it looks like it will be Triumph and Raaize starting for their respective sides!

The legal men are SGRaaize and Johnny Trumph
Johnny Triumph blocked the Single Leg Trip.
SGRaaize hit the Punch
SGRaaize hit the Eye Gouge
SGRaaize applied the Side Headlock
The Elbow Strike was countered into a Shooter Takedown.
Johnny Triumph hit the Stomp
SGRaaize moved and the Seated Back Kick missed!
SGRaaize hit the Punch
SGRaaize hit the Side Headlock Takedown
SGRaaize applied the Arm Bar
SGRaaize hit the Stomp
SGRaaize hit the Face Stepping
The referee warns that that was illegal.
SGRaaize hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
SGRaaize picks up Johnny Triumph from behind.
SGRaaize hit the Hammerlock Kick
SGRaaize hit the Knee Breaker
Johnny Triumph blocked the Camel Clutch.
SGRaaize applied the Single Leg Grapevine
SGRaaize picks up Johnny Triumph from behind.
SGRaaize hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph blocked the Wheel Barrow Suplex.
SGRaaize hit the Knee Breaker
SGRaaize picks up Johnny Triumph.
The Portugal Lariat was countered into a Running Clothesline.
Johnny Triumph tags out to The British Warrior.


Bob Sinclair: Smart tag by Triumph, Raaize was working him over pretty good there. Good idea to get the fresh man in.

Frankie Garnett: Looked almost like a desperation tag to me, Bob. Triumph was getting whupped out there!

The legal men are SGRaaize and The British Warrior.
SGRaaize recovers and stands up.
The British Warrior hit the Single Leg Trip
The British Warrior hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
SGRaaize slipped out of the Rear Chinlock.
SGRaaize hit the Punch
The Slap To Chest was countered into a Knife Edge Chop.
The British Warrior hit the Giant Swing
The British Warrior picks up SGRaaize.
The British Warrior hit the Vertical Suplex
The British Warrior hit the Snap Driving Elbow
The British Warrior looks sharp, he knows that the match has swung in his favour.
The British Warrior hit the Splash
The British Warrior picks up SGRaaize.
SGRaaize blocked the Hammerlock Kick.
SGRaaize slipped out of the S.T.O..
SGRaaize tags out to Shawn Arrows.


Bob Sinclair: Raaize with the tag to slow down the momentum of the Alpha Division leader.

Frankie Garnett: Doubt it will do much for him, though; Warrior seems ready to pounce.

The legal men are Shawn Arrows and The British Warrior.
Shawn Arrows hit the Punch Flurry
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Shawn Arrows hit the Legsweep Snap Pinfall
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Shawn Arrows hit the Snap Mare Takedown
The British Warrior counters by fighting back.
The British Warrior hit the Punch
The British Warrior hit the Slap To Chest
Shawn Arrows took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Shawn Arrows hit the Eye Gouge
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Shawn Arrows hit the Legsweep Snap Pinfall
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Shawn Arrows hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Shawn Arrows hit the Spinning Backhand Blow
Shawn Arrows hit the Back Kick
Shawn Arrows hit the Face Plant
Shawn Arrows hit the High Knee
Shawn Arrows hit the Seated Dropkick
The British Warrior counters by fighting back.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Open Handed Slap.
The British Warrior hit the Single Leg Trip
The British Warrior applied the Rear Chinlock
Shawn Arrows moved and the Stomp missed!
Shawn Arrows hit the Spinning Arm Drag
Shawn Arrows hit the Handspring Moonsault
The British Warrior moved and the Slingshot Moonsault missed!
The British Warrior hit the Giant Swing
The British Warrior tags out to Robbie Maynard.


Frankie Garnett: Look at Warrior, he doesn't quite know what to make of Arrows' offense!

Bob Sinclair: Perhaps a smart thing he tagged out, then?

The Legal men are Shawn Arrows and Robbie Maynard
Robbie Maynard applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Robbie Maynard hit the Legdrop To Groin
Robbie Maynard applied the Stop the Ferry
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Will This Be It?
A short struggle ends with the escape!
Shawn Arrows broke the Merseyside Maul by reaching the ropes.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Head And Arm Suplex.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Capture Suplex. This is the second block in a row, and Shawn Arrows takes control.
Shawn Arrows hit the Eye Gouge
Shawn Arrows hit the Spinning Backhand Blow
Shawn Arrows hit the Stomp
Robbie Maynard moved and the Senton missed!
Robbie Maynard climbs the turnbuckles.
Shawn Arrows recovers and stands up.
Shawn Arrows rushed the Flying Body Press.
Shawn Arrows climbs down off the top rope.
Shawn Arrows throws Robbie Maynard off the top rope.
Robbie Maynard counters by fighting back.
Shawn Arrows slipped out of the Small Package.
Shawn Arrows tags out to The Phoenix.


Frankie Garnett: OK, the match is over now. They brought in Phoenix, we all know he's going to choke it away.

Bob Sinclair: Arrows certainly seemed reluctant to tag Phoenix in, that's for sure. He nearly got caught in the Merseyside Maul, and that would have been disastrous.

The legal men are The Phoenix and Robbie Maynard.
The Phoenix hit the Punch
The Phoenix hit the Single Leg Trip
The Phoenix applied the Rear Chinlock
Robbie Maynard blocked the Single Leg Boston Crab.
Robbie Maynard recovers and stands up.
The Vertical Suplex was countered into a Kick To Gut.
Robbie Maynard hit the Kick To Gut
Robbie Maynard applied the Side Headlock
Robbie Maynard hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Robbie Maynard hit the Running Clothesline
The Phoenix slipped out the back of the Arm Bar.
The Phoenix hit the Diving DDT
Robbie Maynard slipped out the back of the American Figure Four Leglock.
The Phoenix slipped out the back of the Rear Amateur Takedown.
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
The Phoenix applied the Single Leg Boston Crab
The Phoenix applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
The Vertical Suplex was countered into a Dropkick.
Robbie Maynard applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Robbie Maynard tags out to Johnny Triumph.


Frankie Garnett: I'm shocked. Phoenix actually managed to do something more than get the crap beat out of him?

Bob Sinclair: Contrary to your beliefs, Frankie, Phoenix is not a punching bag. He can and will fight back.

The legal men are The Phoenix and Johnny Triumph
The Phoenix broke the Single Leg Boston Crab by reaching the ropes.
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph hit the Neckbreaker
Johnny Triumph applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!
Johnny Triumph hit the Gutwrench Suplex
The Phoenix blocked the Horns of Victory.
The Phoenix rushed the Stalk Grounded Enemy.
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
The Phoenix tags out to SGRaaize.
Johnny Triumph slipped out the back of the Single Leg Grapevine.
SGRaaize slipped out of the Neckbreaker.
Triumph tastes the Portugal Lariat, and could be on the verge of losing!
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!


Frankie Garnett: From out of nowhere! The losers actually do something right!

Amelia Williams: At a time of nineteen minutes and ten seconds, here are your winners: the team of SGRaaize, The Phoenix, and Shawn Arrows!

Bob Sinclair: A measure of revenge from the victors, but nothing more, I'm afraid. And we're out of time this week; we'll return next Friday night from Lisbon, Portugal! So long, everyone!

SHOW SUMMARY

1. The Phoenix (3-9) def. Nuclear Templeton (6-6)

* Time of Match: 16:20
* Match Rating: B
* Winner's Offense: 53%

2. Diamond (6-6) def. Tarik Nolan (6-6)
* Time of Match: 19:10
* Match Rating: A*
* Winner's Offense: 39%
* This is the Match of the Night

3. Johnny Triumph (6-6) def. SGRaaize (4-8)
* Time of Match: 6:40
* Match Rating: F
* Winner's Offense: 49%

4. Robbie Maynard (8-4) def. Shawn Arrows (4-8)
* Time of Match: 12:50
* Match Rating: B-
* Winner's Offense: 60%

5. The British Warrior (8-4) def. Maxx Skabb (5-7)
* Time of Match: 10:40
* Match Rating: C
* Winner's Offense: 55%

6. Breaker (9-3) def. Sean (7-5)
* Time of Match: 3:50
* Match Rating: F
* Winner's Offense: 79%

7. SGRaaize, Shawn Arrows, and The Phoenix def. Johnny Triumph, The British Warrior, and Robbie Maynard
* Finish: SGRaaize pinned Johnny Triumph after a Portugal Lariat.
* Time of Match: 19:10
* Match Rating: C+
* Winning Side MVP: SGRaaize (7:10 in ring, 65% on offense)
* Losing Side MVP: British Warrior (6:40 in ring, 48% on offense)
 


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