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THE LEAGUE: SEASON TWO WEEK ONE - 10/08/2010

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Season Two, Week One
Aberdeen, Scotland
October 8, 2010

The screen fades in to the final fifteen seconds of last season's championship match, which ended with Breaker winning two falls in the span of four minutes to take the crown from The British Warrior. The shot fades on Breaker, his arm raised in victory.

Voice Over:: There will be no repeat this season. Both finalists have decided to try their luck elsewhere. Of the original twelve, ten remain, joined by six newcomers. Fifteen men and one woman now begin a fourteen-week marathon, all with one goal in mind: the honor of being called League Champion.

And it all begins right now. This is season two...of The League.



Despite the noticeable chill in the air, a crowd of 26,000 strong have packed Pittodrie Stadium, filling up both the stands and the seats placed on the pitch itself in anticipation of the start of the second season. About half of the fans seem to be holding signs welcoming Diamond home, while the other half have signs for most of the returning veterans. Eventually, we cut to ringside, and our announce team.

Bob Sinclair: Good evening, everyone! Bob Sinclair, back with you for another season of action, joined once again at ringside by Frankie Garnett. Frankie, the journey starts anew tonight!

Frankie Garnett: Indeed it does, Bob. From what I've heard backstage before the show, everyone is fired up and ready to go for tonight. The veterans seem rather composed; the rookies are on edge and ready to prove themselves. It's electric in this stadium, Bob, and the sooner we get started the sooner I can start winning my money!

Bob Sinclair: ...I thought you were going to Gamblers Anonymous during the off-season.

Frankie Garnett: I was given 3-1 odds on $100 that I'd stop going. Easiest $300 I ever made!

Bob Sinclair: ...
 

Sean vs. Super Century
(Fans' Pick: Super Century, 79% // Vegas Odds: Century 6:5, Sean 5:1)
Black Sabbath's classic "Iron Man" hits the stadium speakers as the reigning Gamma Division champion makes his way to ringside for the start of the match.

Amelia Williams: Our opening contest for this season of the League is scheduled for one fall! Coming down the aisle, from Charlotte, North Carolina, weighing 230 pounds...he is last season's Gamma Division champion...Sean!

Bob Sinclair: Sean returns to us as the highest-ranking veteran in the League last year by virtue of his third-place finish. Yet the fans seem to think that the rookie will win the match, Frankie.

Frankie Garnett: You can't count Sean out. He didn't go 9-5 and win the Gamma Division last year on a fluke. Though given Century's mentality in the ring, I'm clueless as to why he's such a heavy favorite.

The spotlights framing the ring shut off for a few moments, as silence fills the stadium. As they turn back on, the opponent is crouched on the top rope, his eyes never shifting from his opponent.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from the Halls of Justice, weighing 205 pounds...Super Century!

Bob Sinclair: Odd. I was expecting some sort of superhero-like entrance music.

Frankie Garnett: Blame the interns. They were playing Frisbee golf before the show with what they thought was a blank CD, and it wound up in a wood chipper by accident. Turns out it had his theme music on it.

Sean hit the Punch
Sean hit the Eye Gouge
Sean hit the Forearm Blow
Sean hit the Running Clothesline
Super Century blocked the Western Spinning Toe Hold.
Super Century recovers and stands up.
Sean hit the Forearm Blow
Sean applied the Front Facelock
Sean hit the Side Headlock Takedown
Sean hit the Knee Drop
Sean applied the Arm Bar
Sean applied the Knee Bar
Super Century blocked the Legdrop To Groin.
Sean hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Sean applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Sean picks up Super Century.
Sean hit the Vertical Suplex
Super Century slipped out of the Mounted Punch Flurry.
Super Century hit the Running Clothesline


Bob Sinclair: That may be the opening Century needs to get on track. Sean has dominated the early portion of the match.

Frankie Garnett: I'll admit, I'm surprised so far by what Sean is showing me. This crowd had very little reaction to his entrance, and he seems to be thriving on that!

Super Century hit the Knee Pull
Super Century picks up Sean from behind.
Super Century applied the Arm Wringer
Super Century hit the Throat Thrust
Super Century hit the Jab Punch
Super Century hit the Hammerlock Kick
Super Century hit the Running Dropkick
The Single Leg Grapevine was countered into a Legsweep Kick.
Sean hit the Rear Naked Punch Flurry
Super Century broke the Modified Figure Four Leglock.
Super Century hit the High Knee
The Snap Driving Elbow was countered into a Low Blow.
The referee is furious at that breach of the rules.
Sean picks up Super Century from behind.
Sean hit the German Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Super Century blocked the Head And Arm Suplex.
Super Century blocked the Capture Suplex. This is the second block in a row, and Super Century takes control.
Sean blocked the Hammerlock Kick.
Super Century hit the Spinning Head Scissors
Super Century hit the Slingshot Legdrop
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
Super Century hit the Springboard Rana
Super Century picks up Sean.
Super Century hit the Small Package
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!


Frankie Garnett: OK, I have to ask. What the heck is Century thinking? Does he really think he's going to defeat the only remaining divisional champion in the League with a roll-up?

Bob Sinclair: World champions have lost to that move, Frankie. It happens.

The Powerbomb was countered into a Kick To Gut.
The Small Package was countered into a Palm Thrust.
Super Century climbs the turnbuckles.
Super Century hit the Flying Body Press
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
Super Century hit the Springboard Rana
Super Century picks up Sean.
Super Century hit the Small Package
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
Super Century climbs the turnbuckles.
Super Century is in total control of this match at the moment, and knows it.
Sean shook the ropes to stop the Flying Body Press.
Sean throws Super Century off the top rope.
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!


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

Bob Sinclair: Sean picks up where he left off last season, and puts away a valiant Super Century with that figure four leglock.

Frankie Garnett: I'm thinking Century landed wrong, Bob. No way he should have submitted there.

Bob Sinclair: Be that as it may, Sean picks up the first win of the second season.
 

Nuclear Templeton vs. Sebastian Moore
(Fans' Pick: Nuclear Templeton, 93% // Vegas Odds: Templeton 11:10, Moore 14:1)
Bob Sinclair: Fans, if you're looking for a straight-up bruiser, look no further than our next match. One of the pure powerhouses in the League is on deck, facing one of our rookie MMA crossovers.

Frankie Garnett: Templeton seems to be a hit with the fans; a near-unanimous vote in his favor coming into the match. There's more than a few people—and yes, I include myself—who think he was robbed out of a playoff spot last season. We'll find out if Sebastian Moore is able to weather the storm I expect Nuclear to be bringing.

Billy Idol's "Shock to the System" hits the speakers to a loud ovation.

Amelia Williams: Our next bout is schedule for one fall! Approaching the ring, from Atlantic City, New Jersey, weighing 278 pounds...Nuclear Templeton!

Bob Sinclair: I hear during our brief off-season that Nuclear's been working on his ground game, Frankie.

Frankie Garnett: As if getting beat up horribly while standing wasn't bad enough? Nuclear wants to straight-up murder someone this season!

Muse's "Assassin" hits the speakers as the opponent walks to the ring, arrogance plainly visible on his face and sending the Scottish crowd into a jeering frenzy.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Manchester, England, weighing 237 pounds...Sebastian Moore!

Frankie Garnett: Heh, now here's a kid whose task I do not envy in the slightest.

Bob Sinclair: Indeed, Frankie. Drawing one of the more accomplished veterans as your first match in The League is going to be a tall order to overcome. Especially when the crowd is so against you.

Sebastian Moore hit the Forearm Strike
Sebastian Moore hit the Forearm Blow
Sebastian Moore hit the Slap Kick
Sebastian Moore hit the Punch
Sebastian Moore hit the Kick To Thigh
Sebastian Moore hit the Forearm Strike
Sebastian Moore hit the Punch
Sebastian Moore hit the Knife Edge Chop
Sebastian Moore hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Nuclear Templeton slipped out the back of the Single Leg Grapevine.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Russian Legsweep
Nuclear Templeton applied the Rear Seated Chinlock
Nuclear Templeton hit the Slingshot To Corner
Nuclear Templeton hit the Ten Turnbuckle Smashes
Sebastian Moore blocked the Mounted Punch Flurry.
Sebastian Moore recovers and stands up.
Nuclear Templeton hit the Discus Clothesline
Nuclear Templeton hit the Snap Driving Elbow
Sebastian Moore slipped out of the Headbutt To Groin.
Nuclear Templeton moved and the Triple Kick Combo missed!
Nuclear Templeton hit the Charging Forearm
Nuclear Templeton hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Sebastian Moore slipped out of the Rear Naked Punch Flurry.
Sebastian Moore hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Nuclear Templeton moved and the Corkscrew Legdrop missed!
Nuclear Templeton hit the Mounted Elbow Smashes
Sebastian Moore moved and the Snap Driving Elbow missed!
Nuclear Templeton blocked the Single Leg Grapevine.
Sebastian Moore hit the Mounted Elbow Smashes
Nuclear Templeton slipped out the back of the Mounted Punch Flurry.
Nuclear Templeton whips Sebastian Moore to the corner.
Sebastian Moore blocked the Corner Forearm Flurry.
Sebastian Moore moved and the Corner Knife Edge Chop missed!
Sebastian Moore hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Nuclear Templeton slipped out the back of the Single Leg Grapevine.
Sebastian Moore broke the Lung Blower.
Sebastian Moore hit the Leg Lariat
Nuclear Templeton tries to take the blow, but doesn't have the necessary momentum on his side.
Nuclear Templeton slipped out of the Mounted Punch Flurry.
The Strong Forearm Strike Flurry was countered into a Forearm Blow.
Sebastian Moore hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Sebastian Moore hit the Corkscrew Legdrop
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Sebastian Moore hit the Kneeling Kick Rush
Sebastian Moore picks up Nuclear Templeton.
Sebastian Moore is in total control of this match at the moment, and knows it.
The Chonan Lock was countered into a Forearm Strike Flurry.
LAAAAARIIIIAAAATOOOOO!! Nuclear with the Armageddon Lariat!
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 seven and a half minutes...Nuclear Templeton!

Frankie Garnett: OK, the rook surprised me. He lasted longer than I thought, and actually had Nuclear in trouble for a brief moment.

Bob Sinclair: With that showing, though, I don't think anyone's going to be so down on Moore going into the rest of the season. He hung tough as long as he could against the powerhouse.
 

SGRaaize vs. Shawn Arrows
(Fans' Pick: Shawn Arrows, 71% // Vegas Odds: Arrows 7:5, Raaize 7:2)
Frankie Garnett: Coming up next is a match between two of the League's underachievers last year. Raaize finished season one on a tear, but still had a sub-par record. Arrows apparently hasn't bothered to show off his finisher, and finished with a worse record. Yet for some reason the fans think Arrows is going to win this one.

Bob Sinclair: I'm baffled as well, Frankie. Raaize got the better of Arrows last season, beating him in just under seven minutes. Anyhow, there'll be time for speculation later, let's go to Amelia to get us underway.

A Portugesa—the national anthem of Portugal—hits the speakers to another rousing chorus of jeers as the first participant in the match walks out.

Amelia Williams: This bout is scheduled for one fall! Approaching the ring, from Torres Vedras, Portugal, weighing 231 pounds...SGRaaize!

Bob Sinclair: Raaize seems a lot more at east this season, Frankie.

Frankie Garnett: I'll tell you what I'm looking forward to, Bob. Two battles of the lariats this season. It's going to be interesting.

Linkin Park's "Numb" hits the speakers to herald the imminent arrival of the opponent.

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

Frankie Garnett: Arrows was a late entrant this season, Bob. Maybe he didn't want to come out here and embarrass himself?

Bob Sinclair: No, Frankie, I think Arrows was waiting to see how things would play out before committing to a decision. It's what I'd expect from a ring veteran.

SGRaaize applied the Front Facelock
SGRaaize hit the Punch
Shawn Arrows moved and the Kick To Gut missed!
Shawn Arrows hit the Punch
Shawn Arrows hit the Snap Mare Takedown
Shawn Arrows hit the Seated Kick
Shawn Arrows applied the Surfboard
Shawn Arrows picks up SGRaaize.
Shawn Arrows hit the Arm Drag
SGRaaize moved and the Cartwheel Splash missed!
SGRaaize hit the Knee Pull
SGRaaize hit the Stomp
SGRaaize hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
SGRaaize applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Shawn Arrows broke the Bow And Arrow Lock.
SGRaaize moved and the Side Spinning Kick missed!
SGRaaize hit the Hammerlock Kick
Shawn Arrows blocked the Canadian Backbreaker Hold.
SGRaaize hit the Knee Breaker
Shawn Arrows blocked the Single Leg Grapevine.
Shawn Arrows blocked the American Figure Four Leglock. This is the second block in a row, and Shawn Arrows takes control.
Shawn Arrows hit the Running Dropkick
Shawn Arrows hit the Rear Naked Punch Flurry
Shawn Arrows hit the Cartwheel Splash
SGRaaize moved and the Slingshot Senton Bomb missed!
SGRaaize picks up Shawn Arrows.
SGRaaize hit the Triple Forearm Blow
SGRaaize picks up Shawn Arrows from behind.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Wheel Barrow Suplex.
SGRaaize hit the Hammerlock Kick
SGRaaize climbs the turnbuckles.
SGRaaize climbs down off the top rope.
Shawn Arrows slipped out the back of the Slingshot Suplex.
SGRaaize blocked the Running Bulldog.
SGRaaize slipped out the back of the Spinning Arm Drag.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Wheel Barrow Suplex.
The Running Hot Shot was countered into a Flying Knee Strike.


Frankie Garnett: Good Lord, that impact! Billy Lee would be jealous!

Bob Sinclair: ...Billy Lee?

Frankie Garnett: You've never played Double Dragon II?

Bob Sinclair: No.

Frankie Garnett: ...uneducated git, you are...

Bob Sinclair: Hey!

Shawn Arrows hit the Kneeling Kick Rush
SGRaaize moved and the Slingshot Legdrop missed!
SGRaaize applied the Heel Hook Leg Grapevine
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Will This Be It?
A short struggle ends with the escape!
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Slingshot Suplex was countered into a Victory Roll.
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
The Flying Knee Strike was countered into a Shooter Takedown.
SGRaaize picks up Shawn Arrows.
SGRaaize whips Shawn Arrows into the ropes.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
SGRaaize hit the Hot Shot
Shawn Arrows broke the Camel Clutch.
Shawn Arrows whips SGRaaize to the corner.
Shawn Arrows hit the Corner Clothesline
Shawn Arrows hit the Super Shot DDT
Shawn Arrows climbs the turnbuckles.
Shawn Arrows hit the Flying Elbow Drop
Shawn Arrows hit the Charging Basement Dropkick
SGRaaize moved and the Arabian Press missed!
SGRaaize picks up Shawn Arrows.
SGRaaize whips Shawn Arrows into the ropes.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
SGRaaize hit the Twisting Powerslam
SGRaaize takes a moment to rub his sore neck, apparently in pain.
SGRaaize picks up Shawn Arrows from behind.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Wheel Barrow Suplex.
Shawn Arrows blocked the Hammerlock Kick. This is the second block in a row, and Shawn Arrows takes control.
Shawn Arrows climbs the turnbuckles.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Shawn Arrows hit the Flying Body Press
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
Kick Out At The Last Second!


Bob Sinclair: I thought Arrows had him there, Frankie!

Frankie Garnett: So did most of this crowd, I'd imagine. Arrows connected flush with that move.

SGRaaize broke the Super Shot DDT.
SGRaaize hit the S.T.O.
SGRaaize picks up Shawn Arrows.
The Portugal Lariat was countered into a Fallaway Slam.
Shawn Arrows picks up SGRaaize from behind.
Shawn Arrows whips SGRaaize into the ropes.
Shawn Arrows hit the Side Spinning Kick
Shawn Arrows whips SGRaaize into the ropes.
Shawn Arrows hit the High Knee
Shawn Arrows picks up SGRaaize.
Shawn Arrows hit the Spinning Arm Drag
SGRaaize moved and the Slingshot Legdrop missed!
Shawn Arrows counters by fighting back.
Shawn Arrows climbs the turnbuckles.
Shawn Arrows hit the Second Rope Rana
Shawn Arrows hit the Slingshot Moonsault
Shawn Arrows looks sharp, he knows that the match has swung in his favour.
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
Shawn Arrows looks sharp, he knows that the match has swung in his favour.
SGRaaize blocked the Super Shot DDT.
Shawn Arrows hit the Running Dropkick
Shawn Arrows picks up SGRaaize.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Shawn Arrows climbs the turnbuckles.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
SGRaaize moved and the Flying Body Press missed!
SGRaaize picks up Shawn Arrows.
SGRaaize hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
The Portugal Lariat was countered into a Arrow-Shot DDT.
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 fifteen minutes and forty seconds...Shawn Arrows!

Frankie Garnett: Wait, Bob...what the heck was that move he just used?

Bob Sinclair: His finisher, Frankie. Shawn Arrows actually hit his finisher and picks up the win!

Frankie Garnett: Color me shocked.
 

El Demonio de Sangre vs. Scott Stevens
(Fans' Pick: El Demonio de Sangre, 71%// Vegas Odds: Demonio 7:5, Stevens 7:2)
Bob Sinclair: In any event, coming up next is the first all-rookie match of the season. Definitely a clash of styles here, as a luchador faces off against our other MMA crossover.

Frankie Garnett: Wait, does this guy come complete with a mask?

Bob Sinclair: Uh, yeah....

Frankie Garnett: Sweet. About time someone admits to being to embarrassed to show up here.

Bob Sinclair: ...

"Make Them Suffer" by Cannibal Corpse hits the speakers as the first man walks out to a decidedly negative welcome.

Amelia Williams: This bout is scheduled for one fall! Approaching the ring, from Tijuana, Mexico, weighing 142 pounds...El Demonio de Sangre!

Bob Sinclair: Demonio brings the rudo philosophy of lucha libre into the League. He definitely stands out in the crowd.

Frankie Garnett: With a look that can give people nightmares, to boot.

The lights in the arena go pitch black, as red lasers and spotlights light up the area. The video screen lights up and flashes across the screen, "Nothing survives my sting!" Over the audio system a snippet of Dave Mustaine from the song "Scorpion" yells, "I am the Scorpion whoah!!!" This causes the crowd to start booing as a mash up of "I Stand Alone" by Godsmack and "Amazing" by Kanye West hits the speakers.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Houston, Texas, weighing 265 pounds..."The Scorpion" Scott Stevens!

Bob Sinclair: Stevens is fairly well known in the southern US; not sure how that will translate to Scotland.

Frankie Garnett: I'd be more worried about his striking ability, Bob. No matter where on Earth you are, those hands and feet can knock you out quick.

El Demonio de Sangre hit the Puñetazo
El Demonio de Sangre hit the Legsweep Kick
El Demonio de Sangre hit the Face Stepping
The referee warns that that was illegal.
El Demonio de Sangre hit the Guillotina
Scott Stevens moved and the Lucha Senton missed!
Scott Stevens hit the Knee Pull
Scott Stevens hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
Scott Stevens hit the Stomp
Scott Stevens hit the Knee Pull
Scott Stevens hit the Seated Kick
Scott Stevens applied the Single Leg Grapevine
El Demonio de Sangre broke the La Magistral Cradle.
El Demonio de Sangre hit the Puñetazo
El Demonio de Sangre hit the Open Handed Slap
El Demonio de Sangre applied the Candado Invertido
El Demonio de Sangre hit the Single Leg Trip
Scott Stevens moved and the Slingshot Senton Bomb missed!
El Demonio de Sangre slipped out of the Mounted Punch Flurry.
Scott Stevens moved and the Dropkicksault missed!
Scott Stevens hit the DDT
Scott Stevens applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Scott Stevens picks up El Demonio de Sangre.
Z''HA''DUM! Scott Stevens just levelled El Demonio de Sangre!
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!


Frankie Garnett: Wait, it's over already?!

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

Bob Sinclair: Stevens with that variant of the seated ace crusher, and he picks up his first League victory!

Frankie Garnett: I can't believe the match ended that quickly...
 

Maxx Skabb vs. Ly Quang Bao
(Fans' Pick: Maxx Skabb, 57% // Vegas Odds: Skabb 7:4, Bao 7:3)
Bob Sinclair: Our next bout features a man who many thought would be physically unable to join season two, expecting him to instead be a ward of the state of New York for the next twenty years.

Frankie Garnett: Oh, and Maxx Skabb is in this match too.

Bob Sinclair: Way to go, Frankie. You ruined the entire segue.

Frankie Garnett: Oh, wait, you were serious? My bad.

Disturbed's "The Night" hits the speakers as the first participant emerges to a sea of jeers.

Amelia Williams: Our next match is scheduled for one fall! Coming to the ring, from the Orange County Correctional Facility, weighing 291 pounds...Maxx Skabb!

Bob Sinclair: Rumor has it that he and Diamond have had issues backstage, and that Diamond is angry that she doesn't get to wrestle Maxx this season.

Frankie Garnett: Yeah, I'd be miffed too if I had what was a win last season not being offered to me.

The Mortal Kombat theme hits the speakers as his opponent emerges.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Bien Hoa, Vietnam, weighing 177 pounds...Ly Quang Bao!

Bob Sinclair: Bao joins us from one of the smaller puro federations in Japan, and looks to start off his League career tonight with a win over the vastly bigger Maxx Skabb.

Frankie Garnett: Five minutes, tops. Maxx's size will be too much.

Maxx Skabb hit the Jab Punch
Maxx Skabb hit the Eye Gouge
Maxx Skabb hit the Throat Thrust
Ly Quang Bao broke the Face Stepping.
Ly Quang Bao hit the Elbow Strike
Maxx Skabb took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Maxx Skabb hit the Eye Gouge
Ly Quang Bao blocked the Jab Punch.
The Throat Thrust was countered into a Elbow Strike.
Ly Quang Bao hit the Forearm Blow
Ly Quang Bao hit the Punch
Ly Quang Bao hit the Spinning Backhand Blow
Maxx Skabb took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Maxx Skabb hit the Toss To Corner
Maxx Skabb hit the Corner Boot Choke
Maxx Skabb hit the Repeated Shoulder Ram
Maxx Skabb hit the Gorilla Press
Maxx Skabb hit the Headbutt To Groin
Maxx Skabb hit the Butt Drop
Maxx Skabb picks up Ly Quang Bao from behind.
Maxx Skabb applied the Full Nelson
Maxx Skabb hit the Headbutt To Groin
The referee was not happy with that move.
Ly Quang Bao moved and the Big Legdrop missed!
Ly Quang Bao hit the Snap Driving Elbow
Ly Quang Bao picks up Maxx Skabb.
Ly Quang Bao hit the Strong Open Handed Chop
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Single Leg Grapevine was countered into a Low Blow.
The referee is furious at that breach of the rules.
Maxx Skabb picks up Ly Quang Bao.
Maxx Skabb applied the Over Shoulder Backbreaker
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!


Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at a time of four and a half minutes...Maxx Skabb!

Frankie Garnett: Uh, Bob? Did Maxx Skabb seriously win by submission?

Bob Sinclair: Yes, Frankie. He did.

Frankie Garnett: That's it. Close the League down. I've seen it all now.
 

Tarik Nolan vs. Johnny Triumph
(Fans' Pick: Tarik Nolan, 57% // Vegas Odds: Nolan 7:4, Triumph 7:3)
Bob Sinclair: Sorry, Frankie, you're not in charge. Besides, our next match promises to be a doozy. The last time these two met, it was in Seattle last season and it was the match of the night.

Frankie Garnett: OK, so maybe I spoke too soon. If this is as good as it was last time, it'll be worth the wait.

"Regulate" hits the speakers, to the expected chorus of jeers, to announce the start of the next match.

Amelia Williams: Our next contest is scheduled for one fall! Coming down the aisle, from Shreveport, Louisiana, weighing 292 pounds...Tarik Nolan!

Bob Sinclair: Nolan won their last encounter, and was one of his five non-divisional wins last season.

Frankie Garnett: Something tells me he plans to finish this quicker than sixteen minutes, though.

Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" hits as his opponent emerges from the back.

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

Bob Sinclair: Triumph is unquestionably the best technical wrestler in the League, but will it pay dividends against the power game of Tarik Nolan?

Frankie Garnett: It's possible, yes. I don't think it likely, but it is possible.

Johnny Triumph hit the Punch
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 Kick To Gut
The Headbutt was countered into a Slap To Chest.
Johnny Triumph hit the Slap To Chest
Tarik Nolan rushed the Single Leg Trip.
Tarik Nolan hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Tarik Nolan hit the Toss To Corner
Tarik Nolan hit the Turnbuckle Smash
Johnny Triumph blocked the Face Rub.
Johnny Triumph recovers and stands up.
Tarik Nolan hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Tarik Nolan hit the Headbutt
Johnny Triumph blocked the Face Rub.
Johnny Triumph recovers and stands up.
Tarik Nolan hit the Eye Gouge
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Tarik Nolan hit the Punch
Tarik Nolan hit the Toss To Corner
Tarik Nolan hit the Ten Turnbuckle Smashes
Tarik Nolan hit the Headbutt To Groin
The referee was not happy with that move.
Tarik Nolan picks up Johnny Triumph from behind.
Tarik Nolan applied the Head Vice
Johnny Triumph rushed the Power Taunt.
Johnny Triumph hit the Punch
Johnny Triumph hit the Kick To Gut
Tarik Nolan took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.


Frankie Garnett: Uh, Mr. Triumph? I think you need a new plan...

Bob Sinclair: Nolan has dominated the early part of this match; he looks well on his way to his second victory over Triumph here.

Johnny Triumph broke the Front Slam.
Johnny Triumph applied the Front Facelock
Johnny Triumph hit the Eye Gouge
Johnny Triumph hit the Single Leg Trip
Johnny Triumph hit the Face Stepping
The referee warns that that was illegal.
Johnny Triumph hit the Knee Pull
Johnny Triumph hit the Stomp
Tarik Nolan broke the Single Leg Boston Crab.
Tarik Nolan hit the Face Plant
Tarik Nolan hit the Rear Naked Punch Flurry
Tarik Nolan used the Power Taunt
Tarik Nolan picks up Johnny Triumph.
Tarik Nolan hit the Short Arm Clothesline
Tarik Nolan picks up Johnny Triumph.
Johnny Triumph blocked the DDT.
Tarik Nolan hit the Face Plant
Johnny Triumph rushed the Power Taunt.
Johnny Triumph hit the Forearm Strike Flurry
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph hit the Neckbreaker
Tarik Nolan slipped out of the Single Leg Grapevine.
Tarik Nolan hit the Press Powerslam
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!


Bob Sinclair: Triumph can't take too much more punishment, Frankie. It's only the first week; damaging himself severely here would only make his task difficult in the later weeks.

Frankie Garnett: Which is counterbalanced by the fact that you won a tough match, and it gives you the motivation to keep going. Fight back, Johnny!

Tarik Nolan hit the Face Plant
Johnny Triumph rushed the Slit Throat Motion.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Tarik Nolan took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Johnny Triumph slipped out the back of the Press Powerslam.
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph hit the Neckbreaker
Tarik Nolan broke the Horns of Victory.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Johnny Triumph moved and the Pump Kick missed!
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Johnny Triumph hit the Field Goal Low Blow
Johnny Triumph looks sharp, he knows that the match has swung in his favour.
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
Kick Out At The Last Second!


Bob Sinclair: Triumph nearly stole one there, Frankie! How did the ref not see that?

Frankie Garnett: You accusing our refs of being blind, Bob?

Bob Sinclair: Well, no, but...

Frankie Garnett: Then nothing illegal happened. Ref didn't see it, he didn't do it.

Tarik Nolan blocked the Gutwrench Suplex.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Tarik Nolan blocked the Horns of Victory.
Johnny Triumph applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!
Johnny Triumph climbs the turnbuckles.
Johnny Triumph hit the Flying Double Axe Handle
Johnny Triumph hit the Inverted Atomic Drop
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Tarik Nolan moved and the Field Goal Low Blow missed!
Tarik Nolan hit the Running Knee Lift
Tarik Nolan picks up Johnny Triumph from behind.
Tarik Nolan hit the Released German Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
Tarik Nolan hit the Axe Kick
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
The Pump Kick was countered into a Spinebuster.
Tarik Nolan blocked the Horns of Victory.
Johnny Triumph applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!
Johnny Triumph hit the Inverted Atomic Drop
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Tarik Nolan counters by reversing on Johnny Triumph.
Tarik Nolan hit the Spinebuster
Tarik Nolan picks up Johnny Triumph.
Johnny Triumph blocked the Press Powerslam.
Tarik Nolan hit the DDT
Tarik Nolan hit the Headbutt To Groin
Tarik Nolan picks up Johnny Triumph.
Tarik Nolan hit the Press Powerslam
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!


Bob Sinclair: Back and forth match so far, Frankie. Just like Seattle all over again.

Frankie Garnett: These humanoids are certainly eating it up, that's for certain.

The Bear Hug was countered into a Shooter Takedown.
Tarik Nolan slipped out of the Camel Clutch.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Tarik Nolan hit the Press Powerslam
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
Tarik Nolan whips Johnny Triumph to the corner.
Tarik Nolan hit the Corner Clothesline
Tarik Nolan used the Slit Throat Motion
Tarik Nolan picks up Johnny Triumph.
Tarik Nolan whips Johnny Triumph into the ropes.
The Pump Kick was countered into a Clothesline.
Johnny Triumph applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Johnny Triumph picks up Tarik Nolan.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Tarik Nolan blocked the Horns of Victory.
Tarik Nolan slipped out of the Camel Clutch.
Tarik Nolan hit the Press Powerslam
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
Tarik Nolan hit the Front Slam
Johnny Triumph rushed the Slit Throat Motion.
Johnny Triumph hit the Hammerlock Kick
Tarik Nolan moved and the Field Goal Low Blow missed!
Johnny Triumph blocked the Press Powerslam.
Tarik Nolan hit the Pump Kick
Tarik Nolan hit the Seated Knuckle Punches
Tarik Nolan used the Power Taunt
Tarik Nolan hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Tarik Nolan picks up Johnny Triumph.
Tarik Nolan whips Johnny Triumph into the ropes.
Tarik Nolan hit the Powerslam
Johnny Triumph rushed the Slit Throat Motion.
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Johnny Triumph applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Tarik Nolan slipped out the back of the Horns of Victory.
Tarik Nolan hits the Regulator! It's the beginning of the end....
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
Kick Out At Two-And-A-Half!


Frankie Garnett: Triumph got out of the Regulator! How did he manage that?

Bob Sinclair: Better question, Frankie—how much damage is this doing to Triumph's chances for this season?

Tarik Nolan whips Johnny Triumph to the corner.
Tarik Nolan hit the Tree Of Woe Stomp Flurry
Johnny Triumph rushed the Power Taunt.
Tarik Nolan broke the Hammerlock Kick.
Tarik Nolan whips Johnny Triumph to the corner.
Johnny Triumph moved and the Pain Train missed!
Johnny Triumph hit the Triple Forearm Blow
Tarik Nolan broke the Horns of Victory.
Tarik Nolan hit the Press Powerslam
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 twenty-two minutes and ten seconds...Tarik Nolan!

Bob Sinclair: Nolan wins a very heated matchup, in what has to be a better match than their Seattle match last season!

Frankie Garnett: I have to agree with you though, Bob. Triumph took a lot of punishment to his head this match. I'm not certain if he’ll be able to recover quick enough to stand a chance next week.
 

The Phoenix vs. Diamond
(Fans' Pick: Diamond, 79% // Vegas Odds: Diamond 6:5, Phoenix 5:1)
Bob Sinclair: Next up is a rematch from last season in Washington, DC. In a match that was overshadowed by what would become the Match of the Season, Diamond managed to hold off Phoenix in one of Phoenix's rare decent performances. The mentality seems to carry over to this season, as Diamond is nearly a 6-1 favorite in Vegas coming into the match tonight.

Frankie Garnett: Bob, the guy went 3-11 last season. Diamond had double his win total. That all makes sense to me.

Bob Sinclair: In any event, let's go to the ring for our next to last match of the evening.

The opening strains of "The Instinct" hit the arena to total silence from the crowd.

Amelia Williams: This bout is scheduled for one fall! Approaching the ring, from The End of Nowhere, weighing 337 pounds...The Phoenix!

Bob Sinclair: I do not envy Phoenix's task tonight. He has to face Diamond in her hometown. If he loses, it starts his season out terribly. If he wins, he may induce an alcohol-fueled riot in Aberdeen tonight.

Frankie Garnett: Either way he loses, which is what I have come to expect from the guy.

There is a pause as the anticipation builds ever higher. At its' crescendo, an instrumental version of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" hits to a deafening ovation as the hometown girl walks to the ring through the crowd at ringside.

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

Bob Sinclair: This crowd is solidly behind Diamond tonight, Frankie!

Frankie Garnett: I can't hear you over the cheering!

The Phoenix hit the Single Leg Trip
The Phoenix applied the Arm Bar
Diamond moved and the Stomp missed!
Diamond applied the Front Facelock
Diamond hit the European Uppercut
Diamond hit the Side Headlock Takedown
Diamond hit the Face Rub
The Phoenix blocked the Face Stepping.
The Phoenix recovers and stands up.
Diamond applied the Front Facelock
Diamond hit the Side Headlock Takedown
Diamond hit the Face Rub
Diamond hit the Half Senton
The Phoenix blocked the Face Stepping.
Diamond hit the Face Rub
Diamond hit the Stomp
The Phoenix blocked the Women's Choke Hold.
Diamond hit the Face Rub
The Phoenix moved and the Rolling Senton missed!
The Phoenix hit the Elbow Drop On Knee
The Phoenix applied the Rear Chinlock
The Phoenix hit the Stomp
The Phoenix hit the Knee Pull
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Diamond recovers and stands up.


Bob Sinclair: Even exchange to start the match, though Diamond seems to be feeding off of this crowd.

Frankie Garnett: She seems to have picked up a step, that's for sure.

The Phoenix hit the Vertical Suplex
Diamond slipped out the back of the American Figure Four Leglock.
Diamond hit the Running Dropkick
Diamond hit the Legdrop To Groin
Diamond hit the Slingshot Senton Bomb
The Phoenix rushed the Stripper Dance.
The Double Underhook Suplex was countered into a Dropkicksault.
The Phoenix slipped out the back of the Legdrop To Groin.
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
The Phoenix applied the American Figure Four Leglock
The Camel Clutch was countered into a Low Blow.
The referee is furious at that breach of the rules.
The Phoenix moved and the Handspring Moonsault missed!
The Rear Crossface Blows was countered into a Legsweep Kick.
Diamond picks up The Phoenix.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Phoenix blocked the Face Plant.
Diamond hit the DDT
The Phoenix moved and the Charging Basement Dropkick missed!
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Diamond.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
The Phoenix applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!


Bob Sinclair: Diamond needs to be careful—Phoenix is a suplex machine, and is not afraid to liberally use either the capture or side explosion at any given moment.

Frankie Garnett: As long as Diamond can keep the pace going, she'll be fine, Bob.

The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
Diamond blocked the Capture Suplex.
The Phoenix throws Diamond to ringside.
The Phoenix leaves the ring.
The referee begins counting the competitors out.
Diamond slipped out of the Eternal Requiem.
The Phoenix counters by fighting back.
The referee reaches the halfway point of his count.
The Vertical Suplex was countered into a Dropkicksault.
The referee is almost ready to count both competitors out.
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
The Phoenix shook the ropes to stop the Sky Twister Press.
The Phoenix throws Diamond off the top rope.
The Phoenix applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!
Diamond broke the Slingshot Suplex by falling on top.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out!
The Phoenix counters by fighting back.
Diamond blocked the Capture Suplex.
The Vertical Suplex was countered into a Dropkicksault.
The Phoenix slipped out of the Legdrop To Groin.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
The Eternal Requiem was countered into a Legsweep Kick.
The Phoenix moved and the Standing Moonsault missed!
The Phoenix picks up Diamond from behind.
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Diamond from behind.
Diamond broke the Dream Hold by reaching the ropes.
The Slingshot Suplex was countered into a Dropkick.
Diamond used the Arabian Press
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!


Frankie Garnett: This is what Diamond needs to do—keep moving, and attacking Phoenix from all angles.

Bob Sinclair: But what about your vaunted Sixth Commandment of Wrestling, Frankie?

Frankie Garnett: It's Phoenix, it doesn't matter. It's worked for her so far, hasn't it?

The Jawjacker was countered into a Single Leg Trip.
The Phoenix picks up Diamond.
The Phoenix hit the Vertical Suplex
The Camel Clutch was countered into a Legsweep Kick.
Diamond picks up The Phoenix from behind.
The Phoenix counters by reversing on Diamond.
The Phoenix hit the Punch
The Slingshot Suplex was countered into a Sunset Flip.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out!
Diamond hit the Dropkick To Knee
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
Diamond hit the Missile Dropkick
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Phoenix saw it coming, and ducked the Hell Fire Kick!
Diamond broke the Capture Suplex.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
The Phoenix shook the ropes to stop the Flying Clothesline.
The Phoenix throws Diamond off the top rope.
Diamond blocked the Eternal Requiem.
Diamond blocked the Camel Clutch. This is the second block in a row, and Diamond takes control.


Bob Sinclair: Diamond's smaller frame comes in handy here as she escapes both submission attempts by the much larger Phoenix.

Frankie Garnett: Like he's going to win with those holds.

Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
The Phoenix shook the ropes to stop the Missile Dropkick.
The Phoenix throws Diamond off the top rope.
Diamond moved and the Stomp missed!
The Phoenix moved and the Jawjacker missed!
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
Diamond slipped out the back of the Eternal Requiem.
The Phoenix slipped out the back of the Cheating Roll Up.
Diamond broke the Dream Hold.
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
The Phoenix rushed the Top Rope Diving Rana.
The Phoenix hit the Super Back Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Diamond blocked the Capture Suplex.
The Slingshot Suplex was countered into a Dropkick.
The Phoenix moved and the Arabian Press missed!
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Phoenix applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
Diamond broke the Eternal Requiem by reaching the ropes.
The Phoenix whips Diamond into the ropes.
The Forearm Strike was countered into a Legsweep Snap Pinfall.
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out!
Phoenix saw it coming, and ducked the Hell Fire Kick!
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
The Eternal Requiem was countered into a Legsweep Kick.
Diamond used the Standing Moonsault
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
Diamond hit the Missile Dropkick
Diamond used the Arabian Press
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!


Bob Sinclair: This crowd has come alive, and is cheering Diamond on!

Frankie Garnett: I'll admit, three aerial moves in a row was a nice show. Now finish him already!

Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
Diamond hit the Missile Dropkick
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
The Phoenix shook the ropes to stop the Diamond in the Sky.
The Phoenix throws Diamond off the top rope.
The Phoenix applied the Camel Clutch
The referee checks the submission...
It seems to be locked in!
Escaped!
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
The Phoenix hit the Capture Suplex
The Phoenix picks up Diamond.
The Phoenix hit the Side Explosion Suplex
The Phoenix takes a moment to rub his sore neck, apparently in pain.
The Phoenix picks up Diamond.
The Phoenix hit the Slingshot Suplex
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out Just Before The Two!
Diamond blocked the Capture Suplex.
The Phoenix hit the Vertical Suplex
Diamond blocked the Eternal Requiem.
Diamond blocked the Camel Clutch. This is the second block in a row, and Diamond takes control.
The Backflip Kick was countered into a Single Leg Boston Crab.
The Phoenix takes a moment to rub his sore neck, apparently in pain.
Diamond blocked the Eternal Requiem.
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!
2!
Kick Out!


Bob Sinclair: Not a good sign for Phoenix; something may have shifted in his surgically repaired neck.

Frankie Garnett: You're reading too much into it, Bob. He's trying to prevent showing that he's hungry by rubbing his neck instead.

Bob Sinclair: ...

Diamond broke the Capture Suplex.
And Phoenix's jaw just got jacked up!
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
Diamond hit the Missile Dropkick
The Phoenix moved and the Arabian Press missed!
Diamond slipped out of the Eternal Requiem.
The Backflip Kick was countered into a Single Leg Boston Crab.
Diamond slipped out the back of the Camel Clutch.
Diamond hit the Cheating Roll Up
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out!
The Phoenix blocked the Women's DDT.
Diamond hit the Dropkick To Knee
Hell Fire Kick! Hell Fire Kick! Hell Fire Kick!
Diamond hit the Charging Basement Dropkick
Diamond climbs the turnbuckles.
The Phoenix moved and the Diamond in the Sky missed!
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
This Could Be It!
The referee's hand starts coming down...
3!


Frankie Garnett: What the heck?

Amelia Williams: Here is your winner, at a time of twenty-six minutes and forty seconds...The Phoenix!

Bob Sinclair: There's a reason they call it high risk, Frankie. Diamond just found out the hard way, as Phoenix pulls off a major upset!

Frankie Garnett: I demand a rematch! She had him beat the whole time!
 

Robbie Maynard vs. Thor Hammerskald
(Fans' Pick: Robbie Maynard, 79% // Vegas Odds: Maynard 6:5, Hammerskald 5:1)
Bob Sinclair: And this crowd seems ready to erupt. Amelia, get us into our main event before we have people rushing the ring!

The opening riffs of Metallica's "Master of Puppets" hits the speakers to begin our main event festivities.

Amelia Williams: This is our main event, scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Liverpool, England, weighing 251 pounds...Robbie Maynard!

Bob Sinclair: Maynard is the only other returning member who has playoff experience in the League, as last season's wild card entry. How big of an advantage will that be here?

Frankie Garnett: Not much. He's facing a rookie—granted, a rookie who can be researched—but a rookie nonetheless. He needs to be ready for anything.

Amon Amarth's "Death in Fire" hits the speakers to herald the last rookie to compete tonight.

Amelia Williams: His opponent, from Oslo, Norway, weighing 310 pounds...Thor Hammerskald!

Bob Sinclair: This is my first look at the guy in person, and I can already tell that he's been in more barroom brawls than the rest of the roster combined.

Frankie Garnett: Oh, so he'll feel right at home then when the riots start after the match.

Thor Hammerskald hit the Throat Thrust
Thor Hammerskald applied the Rear Chinlock
Thor Hammerskald hit the Stomp
Thor Hammerskald picks up Robbie Maynard from behind.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Schoolboy Roll Up
The referee begins the count...
1!
Kick Out!
Thor Hammerskald hit the Elbow Strike
The Punch was countered into a Knife Edge Chop.
Robbie Maynard hit the Punch
Robbie Maynard hit the Eye Gouge
Robbie Maynard hit the Forearm Blow
Robbie Maynard hit the Running Clothesline
Thor Hammerskald took the blow, but just shrugs it off and goes on the attack.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Toss To Corner
Thor Hammerskald hit the Corner Forearm Strike
Robbie Maynard blocked the Turnbuckle Smash.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Corner Ten Punch
Thor Hammerskald hit the Corner Knife Edge Chop
Thor Hammerskald hit the Corner Clothesline
Thor Hammerskald hit the Rear Naked Punch Flurry
Robbie Maynard moved and the Splash missed!
Robbie Maynard applied the Arm Bar
Robbie Maynard hit the Stomp
Robbie Maynard hit the Legdrop To Arm
Thor Hammerskald slipped out the back of the Single Leg Grapevine.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Back Suplex
Robbie Maynard slipped out the back of the Rear Naked Punch Flurry.
Thor Hammerskald moved and the Dropkick To Knee missed!
Thor Hammerskald hit the Vertical Suplex
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Mounted Punch Flurry
Thor Hammerskald picks up Robbie Maynard from behind.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Neckbreaker
Robbie Maynard blocked the Camel Clutch.
Thor Hammerskald picks up Robbie Maynard from behind.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Full Nelson Bomb
Thor Hammerskald hit the Seated Knuckle Punches
The referee was not happy with that move.


Frankie Garnett: I don't think Maynard was ready for this onslaught, Bob. Hammerskald is dominating so far!

Bob Sinclair: We've seen Maynard come back from worse, Frankie. Perhaps this is nothing more than a false sense of security.

Robbie Maynard slipped out of the Camel Clutch.
Thor Hammerskald blocked the Gutwrench Suplex.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Thor Hammerskald moved and the Dropkick To Knee missed!
Thor Hammerskald holds Robbie in the air...still holding...and there's the Blood Eagle!
Thor Hammerskald used the Spirit Roar
Thor Hammerskald picks up Robbie Maynard.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Thor Hammerskald holds Robbie in the air...still holding...and there's the Blood Eagle!
Robbie Maynard slipped out the back of the Camel Clutch.
Robbie Maynard hit the Dropkick To Outside
Thor Hammerskald moved and the Plancha Dive missed!
The referee begins counting the competitors out.
Thor Hammerskald gets into the ring.
Thor Hammerskald leaves the ring.
Robbie Maynard recovers and stands up.
The referee begins counting the competitors out.
Robbie Maynard blocked the Ring Post Smash.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Small Package
The referee reaches the halfway point of his count.
Thor Hammerskald rolls Robbie Maynard back into the ring.
Robbie Maynard rushed the Spirit Roar.
Robbie Maynard hit the Face Plant
Thor Hammerskald broke the Short Arm Clothesline.
The Strong Charging Forearm was countered into a Low Blow.
Robbie Maynard hit the Legdrop To Groin
Robbie Maynard applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Robbie Maynard hit the Headbutt To Groin
The referee was not happy with that move.
Thor Hammerskald slipped out of the Legdrop To Groin.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Gutwrench Powerbomb
Thor Hammerskald picks up Robbie Maynard from behind.
Thor Hammerskald whips Robbie Maynard into the ropes.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Leaping Side Suplex
Thor Hammerskald picks up Robbie Maynard.
The Fenrir Strike was countered into a Side Headlock Takedown.


Bob Sinclair: Maynard desperately needed that counter, as Hammerskald was ready to end the match then and there.

Frankie Garnett: False sense of security my shapely behind, Bob. Robbie Maynard is getting absolutely pummeled so far!

Robbie Maynard applied the Single Leg Grapevine
Thor Hammerskald slipped out of the Seated Knuckle Punches.
The Blood Eagle was countered into a Forearm Blow.
Robbie Maynard hit the Gutwrench Suplex
Robbie Maynard picks up Thor Hammerskald from behind.
Thor Hammerskald moved and the Field Goal Low Blow missed!
Thor Hammerskald calls upon the wrath of the heavens and delivers a Fenrir Strike!
The referee begins the count...
1!
2!
Kick Out Just After Two!


Frankie Garnett: HOW? How did Maynard kick out?

Bob Sinclair: I'm thinking it's the playoff experience, Frankie. Maynard didn't go 9-5 last season to just curl up and lose at the first sign of adversity!

A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
A stalemate happens as neither competitor can take the advantage.
Thor Hammerskald hit the Gutwrench Powerbomb
Robbie Maynard broke the Camel Clutch.
The Small Package was countered into a Punch.
Thor Hammerskald holds Robbie in the air...still holding...and there's the Blood Eagle!
Thor Hammerskald picks up Robbie Maynard from behind.
Robbie Maynard slipped out the back of the Back Suplex.
It's gotta be over, Robbie Maynard hits the Merseyside Maul!
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!


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

Frankie Garnett: Maynard got beat six ways from Sunday and still manages to pull off the win, Bob!

Bob Sinclair: But did he sacrifice next week's match for the sake of winning tonight? We'll find out next week from Exeter, England, folks! Good night!




1. Sean (1-0) def. Super Century (0-1)
* Time of Match: 8:50
* Grade: C-
* Winner's Offense: 50%
* Body Health—Sean (post-match): H 78, B 86, A 96, L 99
* Body Health—Super Century (post-match): H 82, B 94, A 100, L 84

2. Nuclear Templeton (1-0) def. Sebastian Moore (0-1)
* Time of Match: 7:30
* Grade: E
* Winner's Offense: 43%
* Body Health—Nuclear Templeton (post-match): H 73, B 92, A 100, L 99
* Body Health—Sebastian Moore (post-match): H 69, B 93, A 100, L 99

3. Shawn Arrows (1-0) def. SGRaaize (0-1)
* Time of Match: 15:40
* Grade: A*
* Winner's Offense: 52%
* Body Health—Shawn Arrows (post-match): H 86, B 82, A 93, L 74
* Body Health—SGRaaize (post-match): H 46, B 70, A 96, L 100

4. Scott Stevens (1-0) def. El Demonio de Sangre (0-1)
* Time of Match: 3:50
* Grade: F
* Winner's Offense: 54%
* Body Health—Scott Stevens (post-match): H 97, B 100, A 100, L 98
* Body Health—El Demonio de Sangre (post-match): H 85, B 98, A 100, L 90

5. Maxx Skabb (1-0) def. Ly Quang Bao (0-1)
* Time of Match: 4:30
* Grade: F
* Winner's Offense: 68%
* Body Health—Maxx Skabb (post-match): H 96, B 96, A 100, L 99
* Body Health—Ly Quang Bao (post-match): H 96, B 88, A 100, L 93

6. Tarik Nolan (1-0) def. Johnny Triumph (0-1)
* Time of Match: 22:10
* Grade: A*
* Winner's Offense: 62%
* Body Health—Tarik Nolan (post-match): H 73, B 85, A 82, L 81
* Body Health—Johnny Triumph (post-match): H 29, B 60, A 100, L 96
* This is the Week One Match of the Night.

7. The Phoenix (1-0) def. Diamond (0-1)
* Time of Match: 26:40
* Grade: B
* Winner's Offense: 54%
* Body Health—The Phoenix (post-match): H 41, B 66, A 98, L 86
* Body Health—Diamond (post-match): H 79, B 38, A 100, L 84

8. Robbie Maynard (1-0) def. Thor Hammerskald (0-1)
* Time of Match: 13:50
* Grade: C+
* Winner's Offense: 32%
* Body Health—Robbie Maynard (post-match): H 54, B 72, A 100, L 100
* Body Health—Thor Hammerskald (post-match): H 83, B 86, A 93, L 86


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