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THE LEAGUE: SEASON ONE WEEK THIRTEEN - 9/3/2010

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Season One, Week Thirteen
September 3, 2010

THE LEAGUE: WEEK THIRTEEN
The night skies of Lisbon light up as the pyro goes off, and the standing-room-only crowd of 28,219 erupt in cheers as the cameras begin to roll inside Estádio do Restelo. It certainly seems to be a festive atmosphere as the camera shifts to ringside.

Bob Sinclair: Boa tarde, everyone, and welcome to Lisbon!

Frankie Garnett: What did you just say?

Bob Sinclair: Boa tarde. It's Portuguese for "Good Evening."

Frankie Garnett: Then why didn't you say "good evening?"

Bob Sinclair: ...Anyway, ladies and gents, tonight the playoff picture becomes a little clearer as we near the end of the regular season. We could find out as early as tonight who is in, and who is not when the playoffs roll around!

Frankie Garnett: Then why are we wasting time talking? Let's get to it!
 

Diamond (6-6) vs. Nuclear Templeton (6-6)
Billy Idol's "Shock to the System" hits as the crowd erupts in cheers.

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

Bob Sinclair: Our resident columnist, Tori Montgomery, has Nuclear's hopes of making the playoffs as being on life support, but she's being too generous, Frankie. Even if he wins out and British Warrior loses out, Nuclear still loses the tiebreaker as Warrior beat him twice this season.

Frankie Garnett: So Nuclear's only hope is the wild card?

Bob Sinclair: Afraid so.

Frankie Garnett: Wonder if he realizes that...

"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: Diamond has a better chance. A win here, plus a Sean loss, puts them both in a win-and-in situation heading into their rematch in the final week of the season.

Frankie Garnett: But, how? Tori said—

Bob Sinclair: Tori was off her game this week, Bob. Sean's 2-0 against Triumph. Diamond is the only hope for the Gamma Division to keep Sean out of the playoffs. She loses, the division race is all but over given Sean's opponent tonight.

Frankie Garnett: ...huh.

Nuclear Templeton hit the Forearm Strike
Nuclear Templeton hit the Toss To Corner
Nuclear Templeton hit the Corner Knife Edge Chop
Nuclear Templeton hit the Corner Knife Edge Chop
Nuclear Templeton hit the Ten Turnbuckle Smashes
Nuclear Templeton applied the Nerve Pinch
Nuclear Templeton applied the Rear Seated Chinlock
Diamond blocked the Knee Drive To Arm.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Seated Back Kick
Nuclear Templeton hit the Snap Driving Elbow
Nuclear Templeton hit the Mounted Elbow Smashes
Nuclear Templeton hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Nuclear Templeton picks up Diamond.
Diamond blocked the Samoan Drop.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Vertical Suplex
Diamond moved and the Snap Driving Elbow missed!
Diamond hit the Half Senton
Diamond hit the Face Stepping
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Diamond hit the Stomp
Diamond hit the Half Senton
Diamond hit the Face Rub
Diamond hit the Handspring Moonsault
Nuclear Templeton moved and the Basement Dropkick missed!
The Gutwrench Powerbomb was countered into a Sunset Flip.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Diamond hit the Women's DDT
Diamond hit the Legdrop To Groin
Nuclear Templeton moved and the Flip Legdrop missed!
Nuclear Templeton picks up Diamond from behind.
Nuclear Templeton hit the German 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 four minutes and forty seconds...Nuclear Templeton!

Bob Sinclair: In what has to be a shockingly quick decision, Nuclear Templeton cripples Diamond's playoff chances!

Frankie Garnett: How do Nuclear's chances look?

Bob Sinclair: Grim. He needs Maynard to lose out, and Nuclear needs to win next week, since he has tiebreaker over Maynard. That's his ONLY hope. If Maynard beats Tarik Nolan later on, Maynard eliminates Templeton from the playoffs tonight.

Frankie Garnett: How are you keeping track of all of this?

Bob Sinclair: I made a scorecard.

Frankie Garnett: ...cheater.
 

HARDCORE MATCH: Johnny Triumph (6-6) vs. Maxx Skabb (5-7)

Bob Sinclair: It's called being prepared, Frankie. You might want to try it sometime.

Frankie Garnett: Pfft, effort.

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 match is a hardcore match scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from the Orange County Correctional Facility, weighing 291 pounds...Maxx Skabb!

Bob Sinclair: Maxx was eliminated from the playoffs last week, a win here and he ensures that his opponent has no hope of winning the wild card.

Frankie Garnett: Given his recent record, Bob, I'm not sure he can.

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: Two Triumph wins, coupled with two Maynard losses, would give the wild card to Triumph thanks to a week nine victory in Nova Scotia. That's barring Nuclear Templeton getting involved in that scenario, too.

Frankie Garnett: Nothing else works?

Bob Sinclair: Nothing.

Johnny Triumph hit the Slap To Chest
Maxx Skabb took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Johnny Triumph blocked the Toss To Corner.
Maxx Skabb hit the Punch
Maxx Skabb hit the Knee Lift
Maxx Skabb applied the Choke Hold
Johnny Triumph moved and the Stomp missed!
Johnny Triumph hit the Single Leg Trip
Maxx Skabb slipped out the back of the Elbow Drop On Knee.
Maxx Skabb whips Johnny Triumph into the ropes.
Maxx Skabb hit the Punch
Maxx Skabb hit the Running Shoulder Block
Maxx Skabb hit the Stomp
Maxx Skabb hit the Face Rub
Maxx Skabb hit the Gorilla Press
Maxx Skabb picks up Johnny Triumph from behind.
Johnny Triumph slipped out the back of the Full Nelson Bomb.
Johnny Triumph applied the Arm Wringer
Johnny Triumph hit the Elbow Strike
Johnny Triumph hit the Running Clothesline
Johnny Triumph hit the Knee Pull
Johnny Triumph hit the Face Stepping
Maxx Skabb blocked the Single Leg Boston Crab.
Maxx Skabb recovers and stands up.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Johnny Triumph applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Johnny Triumph applied the Single Leg Boston Crab
Maxx Skabb rushed the Stalk Grounded Enemy.
The Bear Hug was countered into a Shooter Takedown.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Maxx Skabb broke the Boston Crab.
Johnny Triumph slipped out of the Snake Eyes.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow


Frankie Garnett: Triumph must know what he has to do here, Bob. He's putting the boots to Skabb in the early going!

Bob Sinclair: Triumph does seem to be a bit more motivated today, that's for certain.

Maxx Skabb rushed the Stalk Grounded Enemy.
Maxx Skabb hit the Shoulder Tackle
Johnny Triumph counters by fighting back.
Maxx Skabb blocked the Hammerlock Kick.
Maxx Skabb counters by reversing on Johnny Triumph.
Johnny Triumph blocked the Spinebuster.
Maxx Skabb hit the Throw Down Spinebuster
Maxx Skabb hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Maxx Skabb climbs the turnbuckles.
Johnny Triumph recovers and stands up.
Johnny Triumph shook the ropes to stop the Flying Double Axe Handle.
Maxx Skabb counters by kicking Johnny Triumph away.
Maxx Skabb climbs down off the top rope.
Maxx Skabb hit the Double Underhook Bomb
Johnny Triumph slipped out the back of the Seated Knuckle Punches.
Johnny Triumph hit the Running Hot Shot
Johnny Triumph gets into the ring.
Maxx Skabb broke the Horns of Victory.
Maxx Skabb whips Johnny Triumph to the corner.
Sound the alarms, Skabb is leading a Jailbreak!
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!


Bob Sinclair: Triumph still showing quite a bit in the tank here, as he easily gets out of the cover.

Frankie Garnett: I'm telling you, he's determined to keep his chances alive tonight!

The Over Shoulder Backbreaker was countered into a Slap To Chest.
Johnny Triumph hit the Forearm Strike Flurry
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Johnny Triumph applied the Single Leg Grapevine
The Heel Hook Leg Grapevine was countered into a Low Blow.
Maxx Skabb hit the Headbutt To Groin
Maxx Skabb climbs the turnbuckles.
Johnny Triumph recovers and stands up.
Johnny Triumph shook the ropes to stop the Flying Double Axe Handle.
Maxx Skabb counters by kicking Johnny Triumph away.
Maxx Skabb climbs down off the top rope.
Maxx Skabb hit the Gutwrench Powerbomb
Johnny Triumph counters by fighting back.
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Maxx Skabb moved and the Field Goal Low Blow missed!
The Pump Kick was countered into a Kick To Gut.
Johnny Triumph climbs the turnbuckles.
Johnny Triumph hit the Flying Forearm Strike
Johnny Triumph picks up Maxx Skabb from behind.
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph hit the Running Hot Shot
Johnny Triumph gets into the ring.
Johnny Triumph picks up Maxx Skabb.
Maxx Skabb counters by reversing on Johnny Triumph.
Johnny Triumph moved and the Corner Clothesline missed!
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Johnny Triumph looks sharp, he knows that the match has swung in his favour.
Johnny Triumph used the Stalk Grounded Enemy
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph hit the Field Goal Low Blow
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
Kick Out At Two-And-A-Half!


Frankie Garnett: There you go, Triumph, pull out all the stops! Anything goes!

Bob Sinclair: For a Hardcore match, there certainly seems to be very little use of foreign objects.

Maxx Skabb blocked the Inverted Atomic Drop.
Johnny Triumph hit the Forearm Strike Flurry
Maxx Skabb blocked the Hammerlock Kick.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Johnny Triumph is in total control of this match at the moment, and knows it.
Maxx Skabb broke the Horns of Victory.
The Gutwrench Powerbomb was countered into a Slap To Chest.
Johnny Triumph hit the Gutwrench Suplex
Johnny Triumph is in total control of this match at the moment, and knows it.
Maxx Skabb rushed the Stalk Grounded Enemy.
The Over Shoulder Backbreaker was countered into a Punch.
Maxx Skabb broke the Hammerlock Kick.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Maxx Skabb climbs the turnbuckles.
Johnny Triumph counters by fighting back.
Maxx Skabb blocked the Inverted Atomic Drop.
Maxx Skabb counters by reversing on Johnny Triumph.
Maxx Skabb hit the Big Boot
Maxx Skabb picks up Johnny Triumph from behind.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Maxx Skabb applied the Full Nelson
Maxx Skabb hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Johnny Triumph slipped out the back of the Seated Knuckle Punches.
Johnny Triumph hit the Running Hot Shot
Johnny Triumph gets into the ring.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Johnny Triumph applied the Single Leg Grapevine
The Heel Hook Leg Grapevine was countered into a Low Blow.
Maxx Skabb picks up Johnny Triumph from behind.
Maxx Skabb applied the Head Vice
Johnny Triumph counters by fighting back.
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Maxx Skabb broke the Running Hot Shot.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Double Underhook Bomb was countered into a Eye Gouge.
Johnny Triumph hit the Inverted Atomic Drop
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Johnny Triumph applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!


Bob Sinclair: Triumph looking to wear Skabb down for perhaps the Horns of Victory.

Frankie Garnett: A submission? In a Hardcore match? Are you nuts, man?!

Johnny Triumph hit the Forearm Strike Flurry
Maxx Skabb slipped out the back of the Inverse Russian Legsweep.
Maxx Skabb whips Johnny Triumph to the corner.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Jailbreak was countered into a Kick To Gut.
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!
Maxx Skabb counters by reversing on Johnny Triumph.
Maxx Skabb hit the Corner Boot Choke
The Reverse Avalanche was countered into a Spinebuster.
Johnny Triumph picks up Maxx Skabb.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Camel Clutch was countered into a Low Blow.
Johnny Triumph blocked the Seated Knuckle Punches.
Maxx Skabb grimaces as he moves, his neck seems to be hurting him.
Maxx Skabb picks up Johnny Triumph.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Johnny Triumph moved and the High Knee missed!
Maxx Skabb counters by reversing on Johnny Triumph.
Maxx Skabb raises Johnny Triumph up to be seated on the top turnbuckle.
Maxx Skabb throws Johnny Triumph off the top rope.
Johnny Triumph counters by fighting back.
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph hit the Field Goal Low Blow
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!


Frankie Garnett: That's what I like to call ABUSE!

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

Bob Sinclair: Triumph's done his part this week; now all he can do is sit back and hope that Nolan can get the job done tonight to keep his chances intact.

Frankie Garnett: As much as I'd like to see it, I do not see it happening, Bob. Maynard's been on too much of a roll this season.
 

Sean (7-5) vs. The Phoenix (3-9)

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

Amelia Williams: This bout is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from The End of Nowhere, weighing 367 pounds...The Phoenix!

Frankie Garnett: Curses. I was hoping they'd keep him out of the country for fear of sinking it into the Atlantic due to his size.

Bob Sinclair: Man, that's not right at all.

Frankie Garnett: Pfft, like he cares, Bob.

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: Here's the scenario, ladies and gents. Sean wins and he locks up the Gamma Division as he holds the tiebreaker over Triumph. If Phoenix manages a second straight upset, that puts Sean and Triumph both at 7-6, with Diamond at 6-7. It's entirely possible that the Gamma Division could finish with a three-way tie at 7-7.

Frankie Garnett: If that happens, who wins the division?

Bob Sinclair: By virtue of record against those tied, Diamond. Right now, Triumph's only hope is for Sean to lose his next two, and for Triumph to win next week. That would give him the division outright. A Sean win here or next week, or if Triumph loses next week, and he's out of the race.

Frankie Garnett: Glad one of us can figure out the puzzle this has become...

The Phoenix hit the Single Leg Trip
The Phoenix hit the Knee Pull
Sean broke the Western Spinning Toe Hold.
Sean hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Sean hit the Forearm Strike
The Phoenix took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
The Phoenix hit the Forearm Strike
The Phoenix hit the Single Leg Trip
The Phoenix hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
The Phoenix applied the Western Spinning Toe Hold
The Phoenix hit the Knee Pull
The Phoenix applied the Rear Chinlock
Sean slipped out the back of the Rear Crossface Blows.
Sean applied the Top Wrist Lock
The Forearm Blow was countered into a Side Headlock Takedown.
The Phoenix applied the American Figure Four Leglock
Sean slipped out the back of the Boston Crab.
Sean hit the Dropkick
Sean applied the Arm Bar
Sean hit the Knee Drop
Sean hit the Knee Pull
The Phoenix blocked the Mounted Punch Flurry.
The Phoenix recovers and stands up.
The Phoenix moved and the Dropkick To Knee missed!
Sean slipped out the back of the Side Explosion Suplex.
Sean hit the Neckbreaker
Sean applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Sean hit the Legdrop To Groin
The referee warns that that was illegal.


Bob Sinclair: Sean needs to be careful. These European referees are known to be a bit strict.

Frankie Garnett: Losing by DQ is definitely something that would cause controversy, Bob. You know, let it happen! Controversy is good for the bottom line of The League!

Bob Sinclair: So you're saying that controversy creates c—

Frankie Garnett: Hold on, copyright infringement!

Bob Sinclair: ...good call, thanks.

Sean hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Sean picks up The Phoenix from behind.
Sean hit the Low Blow
The referee is furious at that breach of the rules.
The Phoenix slipped out of the Modified Figure Four Leglock.
The Phoenix hit the Vertical Suplex
The Phoenix hit the Rear Crossface Blows
The Phoenix applied the Single Leg Boston Crab
The Eternal Requiem was countered into a Legsweep Kick.
The Phoenix slipped out the back of the Modified Figure Four Leglock.
The Phoenix whips Sean into the ropes.
The Phoenix hit the Punch
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
Sean counters by fighting back.
The Phoenix counters by fighting back.
The Phoenix hit the Vertical Suplex
The Phoenix applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Will This Be It?
A short struggle ends with the escape!
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
The Phoenix hit the Vertical Suplex
Sean blocked the Eternal Requiem.
The Phoenix applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Will This Be It?
A short struggle ends with the escape!
The Slingshot Suplex was countered into a Forearm Blow.
The Phoenix slipped out of the Small Package.
The Phoenix whips Sean into the ropes.
The Phoenix hit the Punch
The Phoenix looks sharp, he knows that the match has swung in his favour.
Sean blocked the Capture Suplex.
Sean broke the Slingshot Suplex by falling on top.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out!
Sean hit the Dropkick To Knee
The Phoenix counters by reversing on Sean.
The Phoenix hit the Corner Clothesline
The Eternal Requiem was countered into a Legsweep Kick.
Sean picks up The Phoenix.
The Phoenix blocked the Face Plant.
The Phoenix slipped out of the Small Package.
Sean broke the Slingshot Suplex by falling on top.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out!


Bob Sinclair: Sean able to wiggle his way out of the move; he's done well for the most part in using his smaller frame to slip out of the big man's grasp.

Frankie Garnett: Uh, no, Bob. It's called that fat piece of lard being unable to hit a move without botching it!

The Phoenix counters by reversing on Sean.
The Phoenix hit the Tree Of Woe Stomp Flurry
Sean slipped out of the Camel Clutch.
The Phoenix broke the Short Arm Clothesline.
Sean broke the Capture Suplex.
The Phoenix moved and the Dropkick To Knee missed!
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Sean.
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
Sean counters by fighting back.
Sean hit the Small Package
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
Sean climbs the turnbuckles.
The Phoenix moved and the Flying Body Press missed!
Sean blocked the Camel Clutch.
The Phoenix hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
Sean slipped out the back of the Eternal Requiem.
Sean hit the Dropkick To Knee
Sean hit the Neckbreaker
Sean picks up The Phoenix from behind.
Sean hit the Running Bulldog
Sean picks up The Phoenix from behind.
Sean hit the Dropkick To Knee
Sean hit the Forward Russian Legsweep
The Phoenix blocked the Modified Figure Four Leglock.
The Phoenix moved and the Seated Back Dropkick missed!
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Sean.
Sean blocked the Side Explosion Suplex.
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
The Phoenix looks sharp, he knows that the match has swung in his favour.


Bob Sinclair: Phoenix looks like he may have been made for this spoiler role, Frankie! He's dominating the current Gamma Division leader!

Frankie Garnett: Come on, Sean, I've got $1,200 riding on you winning this thing!

Bob Sinclair: Why are you always betting against Phoenix, Frankie?

Frankie Garnett: It's easy money, Bob! Look at the guy's record!

Bob Sinclair: ....

A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
Sean broke the Eternal Requiem.
Sean hit the Dropkick To Knee
The Small Package was countered into a Punch.
The Phoenix hit the Vertical Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Sean.
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
The Phoenix hit the Western Brainbuster Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
Kick Out At The Last Second!
The Phoenix is in total control of this match at the moment, and knows it.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Sean.
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
Kick Out At The Last Second!
The Phoenix whips Sean to the corner.
Sean slipped out the back of the Tree Of Woe Stomp Flurry.
Sean hit the Neckbreaker
Sean applied the Modified Figure Four Leglock
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!


Bob Sinclair: I don't believe it! Phoenix was dominating the match!

Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at nineteen minutes and thirty seconds, and your Gamma Division champion...Sean!

Frankie Garnett: Yes! That's three grand in the bank for me!

Bob Sinclair: I think that neckbreaker is what sealed the deal, ladies and gentlemen...Phoenix suffered a broken neck just over a year ago, and he must have landed the wrong way on that move. Sean sensed it and took advantage.

Frankie Garnett: Who cares? Show me the money, baby!

Bob Sinclair: It sickens me that you can be to blasé about someone's career nearly being ruined, Frankie.
 

BETA DIVISION: Tarik Nolan (6-6) vs. Robbie Maynard (8-4)

Frankie Garnett: So sad, too bad, deal with it!

Bob Sinclair: As the referee helps Phoenix out of the ring, here's the scenario for the next match. Nolan needs a boat load of help to take over the wild card. A win over the current holder, Robbie Maynard, will be a step in the right direction. If Maynard wins here, he locks up a playoff spot, and we know that the wild card will be coming from the Beta Division. That would lock up all four playoff spots—British Warrior from the Alpha Division, Sean from the Gamma Division, and either Breaker or Maynard as the Beta Division champ, with the other as the wild card.

Frankie Garnett: Wait, the Beta Division isn't decided yet?

Bob Sinclair: No. If Breaker wins, it is. As of this moment, though, it's still undecided.

Frankie Garnett: Well, let's get to it then!

"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: Tarik's looking to play spoiler here—a win here helps both Johnny Triumph and Nuclear Templeton.

Frankie Garnett: I'm not going to hold my breath here, Bob. Maynard's dominated so far.

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

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Liverpool, England, weighing 251 pounds...Robbie Maynard!

Frankie Garnett: Nothing else needs to be said about this guy, Bob. He's one guy I wouldn't want to cross.

Bob Sinclair: Coming from you, that's saying something....

Tarik Nolan hit the Headbutt
Robbie Maynard moved and the Stomp missed!
Robbie Maynard applied the Front Facelock
Robbie Maynard hit the Punch
Robbie Maynard hit the Elbow Strike
Tarik Nolan took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Tarik Nolan hit the Punch
Tarik Nolan hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Tarik Nolan hit the Toss To Corner
Tarik Nolan hit the Corner Elbow
Robbie Maynard slipped out the back of the Corner Ten Punch.
Tarik Nolan moved and the Forearm To Back missed!
Tarik Nolan hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Tarik Nolan hit the Headbutt
Tarik Nolan hit the Stomp
Tarik Nolan hit the Face Rub
Tarik Nolan hit the Seated Back Kick
Robbie Maynard rushed the Power Taunt.
Robbie Maynard applied the Front Facelock
Robbie Maynard hit the Open Handed Slap
Robbie Maynard hit the Knife Edge Chop
Robbie Maynard hit the Punch
Robbie Maynard hit the Eye Gouge
Robbie Maynard hit the Forearm Blow
Robbie Maynard hit the Open Handed Slap
Robbie Maynard hit the Dropkick
Robbie Maynard applied the Arm Bar
Robbie Maynard applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Robbie Maynard hit the Legdrop To Groin
The referee warns that that was illegal.


Bob Sinclair: Maynard needs to watch it here.

Frankie Garnett: Look, Bob, he didn't punt him in the groin. It's all good.

Robbie Maynard hit the Headbutt To Groin
Robbie Maynard hit the Rear Crossface Blows
Robbie Maynard picks up Tarik Nolan.
Tarik Nolan slipped out the back of the Merseyside Maul.
Tarik Nolan hit the Low Blow
The referee is furious at that breach of the rules.


Frankie Garnett: See? That's a blatant shot and no DQ. Thought the refs were supposed to be strict?

Bob Sinclair: Maybe this guy just wants to see them fight, Frankie.

Tarik Nolan hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Tarik Nolan hit the Rear Naked Punch Flurry
Tarik Nolan hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Tarik Nolan picks up Robbie Maynard from behind.
Tarik Nolan whips Robbie Maynard into the ropes.
The Pump Kick was countered into a Face Plant.
Tarik Nolan slipped out the back of the Small Package.
Robbie Maynard blocked the Regulator.
Tarik Nolan whips Robbie Maynard to the corner.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Robbie Maynard rushed the Corner Stomp Flurry.
Robbie Maynard climbs the turnbuckles.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Robbie Maynard hit the Flying Body Press
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!


Frankie Garnett: Come off it, Robbie, you win matches by ripping the guy's head off, not leaping from the top!

Bob Sinclair: I think winning by a different method is quite interesting, Frankie. Makes someone more unpredictable.

A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Robbie Maynard whips Tarik Nolan into the ropes.
Robbie Maynard hit the Dropkick To Knee
Robbie Maynard hit the Small Package
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
Robbie Maynard climbs the turnbuckles.
Tarik Nolan shook the ropes to stop the Flying Clothesline.
Tarik Nolan throws Robbie Maynard off the top rope.
Robbie Maynard blocked the Seated Knuckle Punches.
Tarik Nolan picks up Robbie Maynard.
Robbie Maynard counters by reversing on Tarik Nolan.
Robbie Maynard hit the Tree Of Woe Stomp Flurry
Robbie Maynard picks up Tarik Nolan.
Robbie Maynard hit the Small Package
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
The Merseyside Maul was countered into a Shooter Takedown.
Robbie Maynard counters by fighting back.
Robbie Maynard climbs the turnbuckles.
Robbie Maynard hit the Flying Body Press
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!


Frankie Garnett: I'll be a son of a gun.

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

Bob Sinclair: That puts the pressure right back on Breaker now! Our main event just got more interesting!

Frankie Garnett: No kidding. It's now become Breaker versus the entire city of Lisbon for the Beta Division championship!

Bob Sinclair: I don’t think we need to get that dramatic, Frankie. On the other hand, we now know all four playoff-bound contenders for our inaugural season! All that's left is to determine the seeding!
 

Shawn Arrows (4-8) vs. The British Warrior (8-4)

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

Amelia Williams: This bout is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Raleigh, North Carolina, weighing 212 pounds...Shawn Arrows!

Bob Sinclair: Arrows is wrestling for nothing but pride here.

Frankie Garnett: No, he's wrestling to keep from sinking closer to the abysmal failure that is The Phoenix.

"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: As Amelia pointed out, Warrior cannot lose the Alpha Division lead, and he's guaranteed a spot in the playoffs.

Frankie Garnett: I'd get excited, but there's no point. The guy has done nothing to wow the humanoids all season.

Shawn Arrows hit the Kick To Gut
The British Warrior moved and the Dropkick missed!
The British Warrior applied the Front Facelock
The British Warrior hit the Knife Edge Chop
Shawn Arrows took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Shawn Arrows hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Shawn Arrows hit the Back Kick
Shawn Arrows hit the Spinning Backhand Blow
Shawn Arrows hit the Snap Mare Takedown
Shawn Arrows applied the Surfboard
Shawn Arrows hit the Seated Kick
The British Warrior moved and the Handspring Moonsault missed!
The British Warrior applied the Rear Chinlock
The British Warrior applied the Western Spinning Toe Hold
The British Warrior hit the Knee Pull
Shawn Arrows broke the Arm Bar.
Shawn Arrows hit the High Knee
Shawn Arrows hit the Rear Naked Punch Flurry
Shawn Arrows hit the Flip Legdrop
The British Warrior moved and the Corkscrew Legdrop missed!
Shawn Arrows moved and the Snap Driving Elbow missed!
Shawn Arrows hit the Rolling Splash
Shawn Arrows hit the Slingshot Senton Bomb
Shawn Arrows picks up The British Warrior.
The Running Dropkick was countered into a Dropkick To Knee.
Shawn Arrows moved and the Splash missed!
Shawn Arrows hit the Kneeling Kick Rush
Shawn Arrows hit the Slingshot Legdrop
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!


Frankie Garnett: What the...?

Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at a time of four minutes and thirty seconds...Shawn Arrows!

Bob Sinclair: Part of me has to wonder if this was self-preservation by Warrior, Frankie. Save his health for the playoffs since he knows he's going.

Frankie Garnett: I don't think so, Bob. He looks just as confused as I am at the moment.

Bob Sinclair: That doesn’t take much.

Frankie Garnett: Hey!
 

BETA DIVISION, HARDCORE MATCH: Breaker (9-3) vs. SGRaaize (4-8)

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, a Hardcore Beta Division match scheduled for one fall! Coming down the aisle, weighing 251 pounds...Breaker!

Bob Sinclair: If Breaker wins here, he's in the driver's seat. He doesn't lock up the Beta Division just yet, but he would control his own fate next week. A loss puts both him and Robbie Maynard at 9-4 with one week to go, and the tie-breaker would be in Maynard's favor.

Frankie Garnett: So we're going to have one division go down to the wire anyway. Nice!

A hush falls over the crowd as there is movement at the entryway. The applause begins to build as over a dozen people emerge from backstage, each bearing the flag of Portugal. The opponent finally appears, bringing the crowd to their feet. A moment later,A Portugesa—the national anthem of Portugal—begins to play as the crowd of 28,000-plus sing along. The native son walks to the ring, arriving as the song fades to a close and to the deafening cheers of this very partisan crowd.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Torres Vedras, Portugal, weighing 231 pounds...SGRaaize!

Bob Sinclair: In all my years in this sport, Frankie, I have NEVER heard this loud of a reaction for a wrestler!

Frankie Garnett: Raaize is going to need the support of every single one of these people to get past the Beta Division leader tonight, Bob! Breaker looks ready to destroy!

Breaker hit the Eye Gouge
Breaker hit the Bell Clap
Breaker hit the Jab Punch
The Punch was countered into a Side Headlock Takedown.
SGRaaize hit the Face Stepping
SGRaaize applied the Arm Bar
SGRaaize hit the Knee Pull
SGRaaize hit the Face Stepping
SGRaaize applied the Arm Bar
SGRaaize hit the Knee Pull
SGRaaize hit the Seated Back Kick
Breaker blocked the Single Leg Grapevine.
SGRaaize applied the American Figure Four Leglock
SGRaaize applied the Indian Deathlock
SGRaaize applied the Single Leg Grapevine
SGRaaize picks up Breaker.
SGRaaize hit the Vertical Suplex
SGRaaize picks up Breaker from behind.
Breaker blocked the Canadian Backbreaker Hold.
SGRaaize hit the Knee Breaker
Breaker broke the Camel Clutch by reaching the ropes.
The Portugal Lariat was countered into a Fireman's Spin.
Breaker applied the Choke Hold
SGRaaize moved and the Stomp missed!
Breaker broke the Slingshot Suplex by falling on top.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!


Bob Sinclair: Raaize has held the early advantage, he needs to be careful though as Breaker can come back at a moment's notice and assert himself.

Frankie Garnett: I can't hear you, Bob, this crowd is still going bananas!

Breaker hit the Elbow Strike
Breaker hit the Jab Punch
Breaker hit the Punch
Breaker hit the Throat Thrust
Breaker hit the Eye Gouge
Breaker hit the Punch
Breaker hit the Throat Thrust
SGRaaize took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
SGRaaize hit the S.T.O.
SGRaaize picks up Breaker from behind.
Breaker blocked the Hammerlock Kick.
Breaker broke the Wheel Barrow Suplex.
Breaker hit the Bell Clap
SGRaaize took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Breaker slipped out the back of the Slingshot Suplex.
Breaker hit the Schoolboy Roll Up
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Breaker hit the DDT
Breaker hit the Headbutt To Groin
Breaker hit the Snap Driving Elbow
SGRaaize moved and the Butt Drop missed!


Bob Sinclair: Desperation move by Raaize there; Breaker had all the momentum in the world!

Frankie Garnett: This crowd is trying to get behind Raaize, I'd imagine...I can't make out what they are chanting!

Bob Sinclair: Doesn't look like it matters, Frankie, Raaize has gotten up and looks to press the attack again!

SGRaaize applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Will This Be It?
A short struggle ends with the escape!
The Western Brainbuster Suplex was countered into a Bell Clap.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Breaker hit the Face Plant
Breaker hit the Splash
Breaker picks up SGRaaize from behind.
SGRaaize slipped out the back of the Neckbreaker.
Breaker counters by reversing on SGRaaize.
Breaker hit the High Backdrop
SGRaaize blocked the Mounted Punch Flurry.
Breaker picks up SGRaaize.
SGRaaize blocked the Small Package.
SGRaaize broke the Powerbomb by falling on top.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Triple Forearm Blow was countered into a Punch.
SGRaaize slipped out the back of the Dream Breaker.
Breaker slipped out the back of the Wheel Barrow Suplex.
SGRaaize slipped out the back of the Dream Breaker.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Breaker counters by reversing on SGRaaize.
Breaker hit the Hot Shot
Breaker picks up SGRaaize from behind.
Breaker hit the Cheating Roll Up
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!


Frankie Garnett: There would have been riots if Breaker had gotten the fall that way!

Bob Sinclair: One almost has to think that Breaker has broken the crowd support here; it's gotten significantly quieter in the stadium as Raaize tries to fight back.

SGRaaize slipped out the back of the Dream Breaker.
SGRaaize whips Breaker into the ropes.
SGRaaize hit the Twisting Powerslam
SGRaaize picks up Breaker.
Breaker tastes the Portugal Lariat, and could be on the verge of losing!


Crowd (in unison): LAAAAAAARRRIIIAAAAATOOOOOO!

Bob Sinclair: Raaize scrambles into the cover! Could it be?!

The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!

The arena nearly explodes in cheers as the bell sounds. Raaize remains in the ring, arms held aloft in victory.


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

Bob Sinclair: Raaize did it! He pulled off the upset!

Frankie Garnett: I can't hear a word you're saying, Bob!

Bob Sinclair: Next week will decide the Beta Division champion...until then, ladies and gentlemen, good night!

SHOW SUMMARY

1. Nuclear Templeton (7-6) def. Diamond (6-7)

* Time of Match: 4:40
* Match Rating: F
* Winner's Offense: 66%

2. HARDCORE MATCH: Johnny Triumph (7-6) def. Maxx Skabb (5-8)
* Time of Match: 23:40
* Match Rating: B-
* Winner's Offense: 55%

3. Sean (8-5) def. The Phoenix (3-10)
* Time of Match: 19:30
* Match Rating: A
* Winner's Offense: 37%
* This is the Match of the Night.
* It should be noted that the finish came while Sean had "very low" momentum, and Phoenix had "very high" momentum.

4. Robbie Maynard (9-4) def. Tarik Nolan (6-7)
* Time of Match: 10:50
* Match Rating: C
* Winner's Offense: 56%

5. Shawn Arrows (5-8) def. The British Warrior (8-5)
* Time of Match: 4:30
* Match Rating: F
* Winner's Offense: 71%

6. SGRaaize (5-8) def. Breaker (9-4)
* Time of Match: 11:50
* Match Rating: B-
* Winner's Offense: 51%


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