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    Slim reacted to Meko750 (Raven) in Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa: Satisfying?   
    This feud irritates me because it was so good for years, but that last match feels like they threw it away at the finish line. A heated grudge match between two former friends turned bitter enemies, and it ends with Johnny Gargano's wife low-blowing Ciampa. Not only that, but Gargano being a heel and Ciampa being a face by the end of it felt so forced because Ciampa clearly the bad guy for the entire feud. There was the chance of a great, shades of grey story between two men who just can't stop getting in each other's way, and it ended with Gargano being a cartoony heel, Ciampa being a face despite acting the exact same as he did when he was a heel, and Candice LeRae low-blowing Ciampa in what was supposed to be the blowoff of a THREE YEAR FEUD. I was into this rivalry for so long, and they truly jumped the shark when Gargano hit Ciampa with that belt against Cole. 
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    FM 20: Awaken a Fallen Giant - Deportivo La Coruna 
    Episode 17

    January Transfer Window:

    The January Transfer Window had begun in Spain on the 4th of January. I’m over a week into the window and there have been a few moves already. I’m quite content about the squad at the moment so I doubt I’ll be making any other moves unlessa deal interests me. 
    Transfers:
    Before I get into the deals, I'll go into a transfer deal I thought would happen, Barcelona came in with an offer for Matheo Martinez and I thought we’d lose him on the cheap. Luckily I managed to offer him a new contract and put his release clause up to 18 million. He’s definitely worth more than that in my opinion, but Barcelona weren’t interested afterwards which is a good thing. 
    IN:
    Jonathan - £525,000 (Transfer from UD Almeria)

    The first and possibly only man I’ll bring in during the transfer window, Brazilian wing back Jonathan. I feel like wing back is one of the weaker positions in the side right now and I hope Jonathan can improve that. He’s more of a natural than Salva Ruiz at the wing back position and his physical stats are very good. He’s only 22 so he can improve a lot and become a regular in Deportivo for a few years. I think the 525K we got him for was an absolute steal too.
    OUT:
    Vasilis Labropoulos - £160,000 (To Aris)

    Labropoulos is a solid defender but he was never going to get a game for us. As an aging player too, he doesn’t have many good years left in him and I thought I’d get some money for him whilst I can. I don’t know how he’s valued at 675K now but I can only assume it’s because of his contract.
    League Table & Fixtures Review:

    In the league we’ve only managed to play 1 game since the last episode because of the cup games we’ve been playing recently, despite that though we’ve moved up to 8th. The league is still extremely tight between all the mid table sides but we’re 15 points ahead of Espanyol in 18th now. For the European spots we’re 3 points behind 7th which would only put us in the Euro Cup II (new competition), but 6th would get us Europa League group stages which would be great, and we’re only 4 points off currently.

    Results recently have been great as we’ve gotten 3 wins in our last 3. The first game was a 1-0 win over Écija in the Copa Del Rey. The team was largely changed around which is why it wasn’t that dominant from us. Keko scored in the 16th minute and we never really looked like conceding. Then in the league we had one of our best results of the season, with a 2-1 victory over Valencia. Rodrigo put them up in the 36th minute and they were definitely the better side in the 1st half. We started the 2nd half off really great with Azeez scoring a signature goal from outside the box to level the game. Then Shibasaki scored what might have been his best goal of the season, he’s scored an elite list of goals so I’m not even sure. Azeez passed the ball to him outside of the box and Shibasaki struck it first time into the top right corner to give us the 2-1 win. Then a bit of a lackluster game against U. Murica as we could only win on penalties to advance to the 3rd round of the cup. The team was even more rotated than last time which didn’t help, but we also had a sending off after 30 minutes. Even with 10 men I still felt we were the much better side but we were taken to penalties. Pens weren’t an issue in the end as we went through, still a bit scary though.
    La Liga:
    Deportivo La Coruna (H) VS Osasuna (A)

    Game Preview:
    This could definitely turn out to be one of the most important games of the season with what a win could do for Depor. Osasuna are currently 6th in La Liga and Deportivo are only 4 points behind them, a win would massively help their Europa League dreams, but a loss could completely crush them. Osasuna are one of the biggest overachievers in La Liga this season, being predicted to only finish in 13th at the beginning of the year. Osasuna are on an amazing run currently, winning 6 and drawing 2 in their last 8 games. They lost their first 3 games of the season but since then have only lost 2 against Barcelona and Sporting de Gijon. Since Deportivo’s horrific form in October losing every single game, they’ve only lost 2 games since November and have been on some great form themselves. Drawing with Atletico, smashing Villareall 3-0 and recently defeating Valencia 2-1 will give them confidence that they can win this game. I predict this will be a close game and is likely to be a draw, but with home advantage Deportivo could potentially triumph over Osasuna.  
    First XI:

    Tactics remain the same although there have been some changes in the squad in recent weeks. Jonathan has taken the left wing back spot from Salva Ruiz, Ruiz just never really does anything on the pitch, I feel like Jonathan can have more of an impact on games. Azeez is on international duty with Nigeria, and will be for another few weeks because he’s at the African Cup of Nations. Nolaskoain will be filling in today because Pedro Diaz is too tired from playing in the cup. 
    KICK OFF:
    13th minute: Moncayola has the ball in an advanced position in midfield. He plays it out to the right side of the pitch to Foulquier. It’s passed to Ibanez, who finds Darko open outside the box as he takes a shot...Saved! Very good shot from Darko but Badia was there to tip it away for a corner.
    20th minute: Shibasaki tries an ambitious ball after a throw-in, which ends up going to Foulquier. Foulquier runs through our midfield and plays a ball across to the left side to Moncayola. He plays it forward to Avila who gives it to Luna out on the wing. Luna passes it back to Avila, who gets through Sola and has a chance just inside the box...GOAL!!! Osasuna have took the lead 20 minutes into this game, a great finish from Avila who slotted it into the bottom left corner. 
    28th minute: Osasuna have the ball in a good position, but Sola gets the ball for Deportivo and fires the ball forward to Martinez. Martinez makes a great run towards the left wing and finds a ball in the box to Shibasaki. Shibasaki takes a shot which is blocked but it falls to Garcia. Garcia lays it off to Cartabia who is open in the box...GOAL!!! Great play from Deportivo, the ball from Garcia was very nice because he could have easily taken the shot himself, but he gave it to Cartabia instead. 1-1 now almost 30 minutes into this one.
    60th minute: Montero and Sadick are playing around with the ball in defence. Sadick launches a ball towards Sola on the right side who makes a run forward to the wing. He passes it down towards Cartabia who tries a cross, but it’s blocked and falls to Sola again. Sola tries a cross but it’s headed away, only reaching Nolaskoain outside the box. Nolaskoain gives it to Keko inside the box, who gets around the Osasuna defence and opens up the room for the shot...GOAL!!! Deportivo have taken the lead! A very well worked goal from Deportivo and they’ve come from behind to go 2-1 up, great finish by Keko. 
    68th minute: Badiashile has the ball for Osasuna in defence, he plays it across to Solet. Solet gives it to Darko in midfield, who patiently waits for an option as he finds a ball out to Foulquier on the right wing. Foulquier crosses the ball into the box as Avila rises over Sola to get the header...GOAL!!! Osasuna grab the equaliser just like that! With 20 minutes left in this game it’s 2-2 and there’s still time for either side to grab a winner. 
    87th minute: Ruben Garcia has the ball in his own half for Osasuna. He plays a long ball towards Ibanez, who dribbles past Jonathan and creates space for the shot...Saved! Badia did really well to tip that one away. Ibanez has the corner for Osasuna as he whips it into the box. The ball falls to Badiashile who plays it down to Garcia...GOAL!!! OSASUNA GO 3-2 UP WITH ONLY 3 MINUTES REMAINING. Deportivo will feel hard done by after working so hard to comeback from 1-0 down, just to lose in the dying minutes of the game. Heartbreak for Deportivo but ecstasy for Osasuna. 
    90th minute: Avila has the ball in a good position and tries to play a ball across but it’s intercepted by Jonathan. Jonathan gives it to Keko who plays a long ball forward which reaches Shibasaki in midfield. Shibasaki goes on a run on his own, running all the way down towards the Osasuna box. He takes a shot...saved easily by the keeper, Shibasaki had to do a lot better there to score. 
    FULL TIME: DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA 2-3 OSASUNA

    That was a really tough result to take. After going 1-0 down we performed really well and managed to bring the game to 2-1 and we were looking a much better team. It was just crushing when Avila scored straight after, and I changed our mentality to positive to try and get a goal to win it, then Garcia scored in the 87th to win the game for them. Looking back now I maybe should have gone more defensive after the 2nd goal, but I thought we were playing great and didn’t want to change anything. A loss to Osasuna isn’t an embarrassing result but it’s a disappointing one considering we looked the better side for the majority of the game. 
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    bpz.com exclusive
    The camera tracks through the backstage area of Carnage, where a ringside assistant moves the curtain aside to exit gorilla position, with the newly returned, and freshly beaten down KENJI to backstage. One of KENJI's hands is raised to his face with a trickle of blood escaping through the gap in his fingers from his nose, thanks to Jason Ryan's usage of pliers to viciously attack him. As he slowly walks to the locker room, some technicians make a double take at the red drips from his face. The camera follows behind the Golden Supernova, getting a good shot of the large red bruise mark where the steel pipe struck him across the shoulder blades.
    KENJI groans a little as he sits down on the bench, nodding at the assistant has he takes the ice pack, pressing it to his back.

    KENJI: "......Safe to say, not quite the return I was expecting. I took time for myself to recover, and refocus. But, I come back and the dogs were waiting for me. It doesn't matter how far away you go, or how long you're gone....they'll always be waiting. If you wanted me to be rattled by that, Jason, then against my better judgement, you're gonna need to try a lot harder than that. You know, for a 'virtual unknown', I've been through the wringer here in BPZ, even in my short time. If you wanted to bring something new to the table against me, you'll need to rethink all of it. This time last year, it didn't look too different from now. I wasn't winning matches, despite my efforts. But when even in defeat I was able to take pride, another who dubbed themselves as dangerous had me in their sights. I was their opposite in many ways, but not so this time".
    "Spoil my return. That's ok, Jason. We're different, but we share something. In our last match, in the Clapspiracy Tournament, it wasn't just a dying man in that ring, it was a clash of dead men. Nobody from that match is the same today, most of all me. The KENJI that fought you for Tag Team dominance, that was the very zenith of a man who was lying to himself, holding a title that rang a beautiful, but bewitching tune. A man who gave in to ideals that burnt the candle from both ends in the hopes of victory, claiming it to be noble, or right. Trust me when I say that I will get you back for this, Jason. But I want to also grant you a piece of parting advice, from a relative rookie to a veteran....."
    "You won't win this battle. I can assure you of that".
    "I heard every word said out there, and the message between the lines. I wasn't the only one who heard. If I've leant anything in this company, it's not holding gold or closing out shows.....It's the only way that you can become an immortal in this industry. Every time you go out there, and bring the BPZ Universe down, every time you cut down another wrestler, one that they have attached themselves to.....you lose more ground in the war you wage. Beating me down or pinning me in the ring is irrelevant, Jason. Your conquest to prove your point, I know from being my own brand of stubborn that it can tip over the edge, and the fight will get you nowhere. I understand the frustration, the stagnation, that feeling of being rejected by this business. Yes I was in a strong position not so long ago, but look at me now. I was the only champion drafted to this brand, and even then they wished to take that away from me. The only thing that BPZ sees in me, that isn't in you, is that connection to everyone that shows up in those seats, that watches at home, and that wears their favourite's T-shirt out there in the world. Each and every time you cast them aside, is when this business casts you aside".
    "I came back to be better than the man I became. Even in the visage of rising to the top, I was betraying the very essence of what it really means to be a pro wrestler. That is something that I will overcome, being in that ring is where I am truly free from the urchins of yesteryear who think that laying the boots in will somehow make their anger go away. I can almost assure you that every time you attack someone in BPZ, looking for that sweet catharsis, that escape from the feelings of rejection, it never lasts, does it?"
    "You have never won that battle with the anger in your head, and in your heart, have you? I was losing mine until I came back and decided to change, I won't let you drag me back down into that abyss for you to mourn the quick jolt of warmth, only to fall back to your cold void".
    "I accept your challenge, Jason Ryan. Through blood, spirit, victory or loss. I will show you what winning really means".
    KENJI removes the ice pack from his back and brings his fingers to his face, dabbing a small spot of blood from his nose onto his fingertips before looking back to the camera as the video ends.
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    I really dig everything about this diary so far from the idea to the look of it all. Like Hans said its easy to figure out who's in some stables but others such as Bad Omens and BDC I couldn't say I have any sort of idea. Really looking forward to more of this diary whenever you add to it. 
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    BPZ Champions GFX: Post-June 2020



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    Why Every KOTR Participant Should Win The Tournament 
    Part 1: Valor Bracket 

    Hans Clayton: 
    The number 1 seed on the Valor side, Hans Clayton, saw himself lose the Undisputed Championship at Judgement Day following an impressive reign with the belt. If anything, his time with the Undisputed Championship has proven that he is capable of carrying a top belt in the company. What better way to give one of the most consistent names in the company a big reward by winning the King Of The Ring Tournament. The match between Slim and Hans was incredible, no one would complain if we saw a rematch come Summerslam. 

    Gunner
    As of late, Gunner has been going through a rough stretch. His last few matches ended up with him getting the short-end of the stick. However, Gunner has shown what he is capable of the in the past, including his incredible feud against Jeremiah Flynn.This, along with his run as Premium Champion, shows us that Gunner is capable of being of the best in the company. The King Of The Ring could cement him as this, as another big feud might be just what Gunner needs to get back into the picture. 

    Bart

    Bart is the veteran on the Valor side of things. Having been in the main event scene of the company for a long time, the KOTR tournament could finally be Bart’s way into the World title scene. If Slim remains world champ, a KOTR victory for Bart could finally give us the match between the two former allies that has been speculated about for years, 2 year after Bart’s betrayal of Slim. 
     

    Mikey

    Mikey, the current premium champion, as really made a name for himself in recent months. Being the 3rd in command for the Mafia, KOTR could serve as the way for the student to turn on the master. If Mikey’s recent work has shown us anything, it is that he is capable of performing at the highest level of the company, and if he were to be elevated due to a KOTR victory, there is no telling just how big of a star Mikey could become. 

    Sheridan
    Sheridan has been on a tear as of late. She is currently in her 2nd month as US champ, while also involved in a feud with BPZ Hall Of Famer Ryan Reeves. Along with this, she is a part of the BPZ newest stable on Valor, the Cut-Throat threw. It’s clear that the BPZ has big plans for her, and what bigger plans are there then winning KOTR and getting a World Title shot in the main event of Summerslam. 

    Bob Sparks 
    The final member of CTC. Bob has shown that he is capable of having main event caliber feuds, with most notably his incredible match against Bailey at Night Of Legends. There is plenty of history between Bob and Slim that could be explored for the Summerslam match if Bob were to win KOTR, with Slim even calling Bob out for a match last month. Bob winning KOTR could cement as the leader of the CTC, and with that, one of the most dominant wrestlers in the BPZ.


    Austin Mirage
    Speaking of a wildcard. Austin has been very committed towards the BPZ, barely missing any dates and wrestling any chance he gets. However, winning hasn’t been his thing yet. Austin would be the shock winner on the Valor side, but boy, what a shock would it be. 


    Addy 
    Everyone has seen Addy’s potential. Whether it was his NXT championship win at Judgement Day, his victory at Revelation, it is without a doubt that Addy has potential to be something big in the BPZ. Addy is one of the newest names in the BPZ, and with a KOTR victory, could go on to have one of the best rookie years in the history of the company. His alignment with Mafia would also be interesting to see develop if he were to win KOTR, will he remain loyal to his leader when he gets the opportunity of a lifetime? 
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    Hello everyone, and welcome to BPZ Commentaries. My name is Gekyume Sins, the long lost son of XXXTentacion and Johnny Sins. BPZ just keeps on rolling, doesn't it? We're almost out the craziness that is the late spring and early summer, and the last stop is King of the Ring. One of if not the most prestigious tournaments in BPZ history is right around the corner and I'm basically just sneaking this segment in. Believe me people, shit like this takes lots of time to draw up but I'm pretty confident with how I did. The participants are already hard at work and preparing as I speak, but that's not gonna stop me from ranking them. You heard that right, just like I did with the PowerTrip Cup, I will be ranking all 16 participants from worst to best chance to win the tournament, except this time I actually know who's gonna be in it. Let's get right into it, shall we?

    Who Has the Best Chance to Win King of the Ring?
    16. Austin Mirage

    Straight up, I feel horrible putting Austin Mirage at the bottom of this list but I really have no choice. Mirage has perhaps the most difficult and uphill path in the tournament, having to first vanquish Gunner and then either Bob Sparks or Bart. So yeah, there's not a lot of guys who would succeed in the same position, and I really can't blame Mirage for that. He's been doing the best work of his career as of late and I think after this tournament he could start making larger strides toward more accomplishable aspirations such as capturing the BPZ United States or Premium championship (let's make it happen BPZ, this man deserves something).
     
    15. Epic

    Epic finds himself in a very sticky situation. He has to face off against the top seed of the Carnage side in former BPZ Premium Champion Echo Wilson, and if he ends up defeating Echo he has to face some more tough competition in either Ropati or Broken Nate, two favorites to win the Carnage side of the tournament. And especially after coming off a BPZ NXT Championship loss, he doesn't have a whole lot of momentum heading into the tournament and amongst many other bigger stars, I don't see a big run for the victory happening.
     
    14. Addy

    Just like Mirage, it hurts me to put Addy this low but do I really have a choice? The brand new NXT Champion finds himself in an awful predicament, having to face one of the favorites in Hans Clayton first round. Personally, I don't understand how BPZ decided these matchups but it seems to be by seeds and having Addy as the bottom one feels a bit out of place. He's been pretty good as of late and certainly deserves to be bumped up a spot or two, but alas he is fighting an uphill battle. I will admit if he somehow beats Hans, his second round matchup against either Sheridan or fellow stablemate Mikey is much more favorable than what it would be against either Bart or Bob Sparks.
     
    13. Prince

    This is the point of the list where I feel like the people start to have a chance at winning. Case and point, Prince. It is completely plausible, in my opinion, for him to defeat Raven and then either Buddy Ace or Alex Costa. This new character is one I'm really liking and hopefully he can keep putting on great performances on the mic and back them up in the ring. Prince has been overlooked for far too long and this tournament may be his breakout performance. I think while it is possible for him to beat whoever ends up on the other side of the Carnage finals, it is still somewhat unlikely which is why he is so low, but the point is my man has and deserves a chance.
     
    12. Broken Nate

    Please please please hear me out. I know this ranking seems insane and I somewhat agree. But I think that the top 12 of the tournament are all so close together in having a shot at winning (apart from a select few) that Nate could realistically be in the top 5. But I decided to put him so low because he's coming off a PowerTrip Cup loss in the Carnage finals and would BPZ really be willing to send him far in the tournament again? I personally would, but the issue is he's matched against Ropati first round. And like I said, that's a really big matchup, one that I would save for the quarter or semi finals, but alas it's the first round. I feel like this just might be Ropati's time, and if not Echo Wilson is in desperate need of a booster from this tournament so I think he would defeat Nate if he made it to the second round.
     
    11. Alex Costa

    Like I said earlier, I could 100% agree with switching both Alex and Nate around and that's something I will be saying for the majority of this list. Alex Costa is coming off some of the best matches in his career and his work has been at an all time high. But he's never really been given the chance to get that big win. Sure he made it to the second round of the PowerTrip Cup, but that was just about it. He now faces Buddy Ace again, and logically I think Ace should win just because he has more momentum and lost the first encounter. But again, this is a man I think could make a run and win the whole tournament if BPZ was feeling bold and I wouldn't be overly surprised if that happened.
     
    10. Gunner

    Let's get this straight, Gunner is this low on the list for one reason and one reason only, his potential second round matchup. Either Bart or Bob Sparks would be a really rough match for Gunner, and as two of the men who have a good chance at winning this tournament, I just can't see BPZ putting Gunner over either one of those guys. If he was on the other side of the tournament, his journey would be a lot less stacked and he'd have a great chance at making it to the Valor finals and having the momentum to topple whoever is on the other side. But alas, the finals for Valor seems all be set at this point and Gunner is just an unfortunate victim of that.
     
    9. Buddy Ace

    Like I said earlier, Buddy Ace is ahead of Alex Costa because of his recent momentum. I think there's a very high chance he'll get to the second round, but will he end up defeating Raven? The way I see it, Raven has the momentum from the newly formed stable and that is going to send him far in this tournament. I'd imagine BPZ would stray away from having two new friends Alex Costa and Raven facing each other, but having Buddy Ace take Costa's spot is a perfect solution. With his current momentum, Ace could realistically beat Raven and make a push for the Carnage finals and even overall finals which I think justifies him being in the top 10.
     
    8. Mikey

    Ah I wish I could put my bias higher in this tournament but this place just feels right for him. Although he made the finals of the PowerTrip Cup, Mikey has an insanely tough road ahead of him. He first has to overcome Sheridan, something he wasn't able to do before and then go on to face (most likely) Hans, and if there is any way in hell he wins, a match against either Bart or Bob Sparks would most likely dig his grave. Again, there is a lot of starpower in this tournament and some of these stars have to be ranked lower simply because of the sheer amount of talent around them. As much as I like Mikey, I can't see him getting past the second round.
     
    7. Sheridan

    Speaking of Mikey, his first round opponent Sheridan secures the spot above him. I think Sheridan still has the slight advantage over Mikey given her recent BPZ United States Championship victory and being the first champion to defend the belt since October of last year. An argument can be made she'd end up facing Hans Clayton and that'd look somewhat bad for business, but there's also the threat of Mikey going up against Addy. And while that is much less likely, it's a good scapegoat for having Sheridan win without giving away the winner. But just like Mikey, I think Sheridan will fall to Hans Clayton as he seems to be the current star of the Cut-Throat Crew that will be getting the attention for now.
     
    6. Echo Wilson

    I really wanted to squeeze one of my bias' into the top 5 but alas here he is at number 6. I think Echo Wilson could make a legitimate run for king. Not only is he the number one seed, but he surely will have a redemption story after losing his championship and it could be seen as strategical so he could prepare for this match. Either way, Echo still is looking for that main event nudge and I sense it coming sooner rather than later. My only worry is that he's facing Ropati in the second round which is a tough matchup, but I think he has what it takes to beat him even if he's higher in the list. What I'm saying is we're in the territory where there's an actual chance any of these guys could win the tournament.
     
    5. Bob Sparks

    It legitimately pains me to put Bob Sparks in the top 5 rather than the top 3. But the reality is BPZ shat on him with his seed placement so he's got a really rough tournament ahead of him. In the biggest first round match of the tournament, he will be taking on Bart. And while Bart is the favorite, I think Bob Sparks could definitely pull off the upset. After all, he is the "Bracket Buster" and it's been a while since brackets have been busted. If Sparks beats Bart, I think he'd handle Gunner with ease and then could even make a play for the finals if BPZ is willing to have him defeat Hans Clayton. Again, it's not likely but I could 100% see it happening and would love to see it happen as well.
     
    4. Raven

    Now for Raven. I think his path is one that benefits him and that he will be able to defeat both Prince and what I can only assume to be Buddy Ace convincingly. But the question is what we he do the Carnage finals? As you can probably guess, I see him facing off against Ropati. And judging by Raven being 4 and Ropati being higher, I do think that Raven will lose BUT I could definitely see him winning. He's got the hype of the new faction, he'll look great after defeating his other opponents and basically I think Raven is ready for that big main event push, and what better way to initiate it than winning King of the Ring against some of the best in the company?
     
    3. Ropati

    Now for the top 3, and I'm gonna kick it off with Ropati. Like I just said, I thinking Ropati will end up winning the Carnage side of the tournament and will be looking sensational heading into the finals. Defeating Broken Nate, Echo Wilson and finally Raven sounds just about as difficult as it can get and it also sounds like the resume of a winner. His patented Kiwi Kick has been hyped up recently and I think that it'll be put to good use and protected well during the tournament. Now will he end up defeating the winner of the Valor bracket? Yeah, I could for sure see that happening. King Ropati sounds pretty damn good to me and I'd like to see him win. It'd be a nice change of pace in my opinion from the usual big, favorite star winning.
     
    2. Bart

    And now, the top 2. For 2 I've gotta go with one half of the BPZ Tag Team Champions in Bart. Ever since last year King of the Ring, Bart has been hyped up to make the finals and potentially win the tournament, and it's not too far fetched to say the least. He hasn't lost a match in a while so his momentum is through the roof and he still needs to prove he can hang without Smith after so many months of teaming with him. Bart is also a sensational talent who has the star quality and name value to win the entire tournament, and I can practically envision him as king right now. But not quite, because there's still one man who I think has a slightly better chance.
     
    1. Hans Clayton

    Let's be honest, if Bart's been pictured in the finals of the tournament since last year, the one man who should be standing across from him is Hans Clayton. After shockingly making the finals last year to lose to Julius, Hans has been primed to win the tournament for this year. And guess what? He has a perfect redemption story to work with now after losing his BPZ Undisputed Championship to Slim who is also the BPZ World Heavyweight Champion. Challenging him once again would practically be a perfect story and BPZ is more than likely to go through with it. And hey, I can't complain at all. The two were sensational in their recent feud and I would love to see it carry on. But yes, King Hans Clayton may not have a huge ring to it but it is something we all may have to get used to very soon.
     
    And that will do it for me. As I've been saying, this tournament is loaded with talent and future champions and ranking them is no easy task so please take it easy on me. The last thing I need is some jobbers like Flynn and Yelich ranting about something they're not even apart of again. But BPZ, you have a few good options, DON'T YOU FUCK IT UP! As always, this has been Gekyume Sins from BPZ Commentaries, and I hope you enjoyed my little bit. Until next time, Gekyume out.
     
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    Calamity’s Analysis Episode 15 

    *Clears throat* Is this thing on? Are we rolling? Oh we Are? Ok hit the theme song. 
    “Goya No Machiawase” by Hello Sleepwalkers hits and a sudden slide show of big BPZ Moments hits with the song in the background and suddenly we see a man sitting in a chair wearing a sweat suit and a yellow scarf. He suddenly springs up in an almost cartoon like fashion looking into the camera. 
    Helllllllllloooooooo Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Yato, I am the god of calamity and this is…. 
    Suddenly the show transitions to a stage with Yato Spotlighted.
    CALAMITIES ANALYSIS! 
    The spotlight suddenly disappears and Yato falls back onto the couch.
    Quickly coming back, I know not like good ol Yato but like I said popular demand and the thing that motivates me is all that sweet ad reve- I mean, Fan Support, Yes totally fan support, love my fans and totally not just doing this because I get paid a lot. 
    FDS is handed a wad of cash off stage, he mouths thank you and then tucks it behind his bandana. 
    Right well, like i said today’s episode is the Last Resort Review! No i’m not reviewing the papa roach song but I do also have a special exclusive interview at the end of the episode so stay tuned for that but for now let’s review BPZ’s Last Resort Pay-Per-View!
    Last Resort Review

    Buddy Ace VS KENJI 

    Kicking things off we had a Drunk Man facing… a drunk depressed man! The Battle of the dualities of moods when Yato is drunk which one will win? Well unlike real life the happy drunk won, usually it’s the sad drunkenness that takes over. Calamity for unrealistic expectations that we can all crawl out of the sad whole of depression that is drinking. This was a good match and a good way to continue KENJI’s story though. He dispatched Buddy Ace at BPZMania so losing to him here was a good way to show that KENJI has fallen as well as give an impressive victory to Buddy Ace. It’s weird that BPZ can’t seem to decide if they’re pushing Buddy Ace or not, they sort of are but sort of aren’t it’s strange. Oh well, Next Match!
    Epic (c) VS The Riddler - BPZ NXT Championship 

    It was an interesting choice for them to have Epic defend his NXT Championship at last resort but I guess it’s because BPZ didn’t want people to think Carnage was the lesser brand for only having one title match so they chucked this on the card and had Riddler get another opportunity at the belt and CLEARLY EPIC GOT LUCKY BECAUSE RIDDLER IS THE GREATEST WRESTLER EVER AND NOBODY CAN BEAT HIM FAIRLY BECAUSE HE HAS VICTORIES OVER SUCH GREATS AS AUSTIN MIRAGE AND ARROW WHATEVERTHEFUCKHISLASTNAMEWASTHATTIMETHEYFACEDOFFIDONTKNOW SO HE IS CLEARLY THE GREATEST WRESTLER EVER! Anyway, no real calamities here, just a bit of a weird title match,  Next Match! 
    Echo Wilson VS Prince

    Strange that the previous match was a title match but this one wasn’t considering both are eligible to compete for the Premium Championship (Really weird name for a division by the way, most people would think you’d just call it Cruiserweight or something) but I guess they just wanted this to be non-title even though it was on pay-per-view. So Echo Wilson won this because uh… he needed it more I guess? Honestly are you surprised it’s Prince, he loses to people, it just happens. Calamity for the fact that this match was kinda obvious but nothing really came of it so like, meh. Next Match!
    Arrow Whateverthefuck VS Jo Nathan - Last Man Standing Inside the Arrow Cloning facility 

    All I have to say is…. CALAMITY FOR THIS NOT BEING THE MAIN EVENT! THIS WAS CLEARLY THE GREATEST THING EVER CREATED BY BPZ AND IT TOTALLY MADE COMPLETE SENSE AND WASN’T STUPID AND A WASTE OF JO NATHAN AT ALL! MY FAVOURITE PART WAS WHEN NOT CLONE ARROW CAME BACK AND ATTACKED CLONE ARROW JUST BRILLIANT! NEXT MATCH!
    James Ropati VS Kieron Black 

    Ropati probably nuts fast in bed too. 
    Nebakos VS Alex Costa 

    Ok fine i’ll actually seriously review a match since apparently I get fired if i don’t do at least one per episode. So this match had a somewhat underwhelming build given the two mens abilities on the microphone and their ability to craft great stories but BPZ’s mishandling of it kind slowed the momentum the feud had and thus it wasn’t as good as it could’ve been. The match itself however was amazing and the two men put on an excellent performance and then the young up and comer Nebakos got the hard fought victory over the dastardly veteran Alex Costa because… What Steven? Steven… What are you doing? Steven put the bat down! STEVEN PLEASE!
    The footage cuts off for a moment as we see the back of Steven approaching Yato, we then come back to see a heavily bruised and beaten down Yato he spits blood onto the table 
    Next match… 
    FDS VS Broken Nate - Carnage Power Trip Semi-Finals

    Damn how is this freaking Jobber FDS still getting wins in this god damn tournament? Like how did he beat Tournament King Man Nathaniel J. Tournament? It just doesn’t seem possible! It’s like he’s becoming a not jobber! Nah but for real great build to this match and a really fun fast paced match which the two men over delivered given the lack of impressiveness in their previous match up. Next Match!
    Jason Ryan VS Jack Bishop 

    This match had like no build and just happened as a recovery match for Jason Ryan who I thought died? Guess not uh Calamity for whatever the fuck this was meant to be, NEXT MATCH!
    Jeremiah Flynn (c) VS Mr. Raven - BPZ Universal Championship 

    So this was a cool main event, return of Raven to BPZ to take on Universal Champion BPZ… Calamity for feeding a recently returned Star to Flynn because Flynn wins Lol. It’s almost like Flynn would make a good member of Creed hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Nah that’d be dumb and would make no F***ing sense. Anyway yeah the young hungry blah blah beat the veteran blah blah, yeah I did that bit already. Overall last resort was fine and i’d say it was a bit better than Revelations because it said some very interesting singles matches. Anyway now for the little interview I said I got, so I was lucky enough to get an interview with BPZ Superstar KENJI! ...but he was drunk at a bar when I found him and he was depression drinking so… here you go I guess? 
    Drunk KENJI Interview 

    The scene opens with shaky camera footage of Steven trying to adjust the camera while Yato holds a very crappy looking microphone, the camera is zoomed in on Yato’s chest, Yato is whispering as they look over at KENJI from their booth. 
    Ladies and Gentlemen I believe I have spotted KENJI in this bar and I am going to do my job as a respected wrestling journalist and attempt to get an interview with him. Come on, let’s go!
    Yato and Steven shuffle over with the camera towards what they believe is  KENJI, KENJI is clearly extremely drunk. Yato then taps KENJI on the shoulder. 
    Excuse me MR. KENJI, I was wondering if we could get an interview with you here in this fine establishment? 
    KENJI is currently laying down in one of the booths in the bar, his head poking out from the booth and hanging over the floor, a dark green bottle loosely held in his fingers. He squints and recoils groggily at the small red light from the camera, his gaze narrowing on the microphone now uncomfortably close to his face, almost going cross-eyed in his staring match with Yato's mic.
    Y...You're not from Inside Scoop are you?
    N-NO! I'M YATO! FROM CALAMITY'S ANALYSIS! JESUS, WHAT ARE YOU F***ING DRUNK?
    Not sure what you were expecting, Y-Yapo. Y-You're about to step into a bar after all....
    KENJI slurs, clearly not sure that he's actually in the bar right now. He tries to sip from the bottle in his hand, but it's empty, leaving the only option, which is to blow into it like a recorder, trying to make music with one note
    Hey listen, it's Buddy Ace's theme, check it out!
    Look man, I just- I just wanna know who has the biggest dick in the BPZ locker room, is that too much to ask?
    Heheheheh yoooou're looking for the peen. If you want that classified information, you need to find someone like Yeldick....or Eric Shun, they're the sex fiends or something. 
    Dang It,  was hoping to get some fresh meats. Anyway, what's it like losing to that massive Fucking shit house jobber FDS?
    .....I um, I lost that one, didn't I? Yeah.....You know, Yapo, you give that guy a bad wrap on your show, ya know. That dude is just trying to get that bread, he tries, ya know? I know you can just buy bread from the store, but he's grindin' for that good bread....the real artisan stuff. Hey, I beat him fist though, didn't I? Hahaaaaaaa, we got 'em, chief. Just need to focus on this erm, next match. I lost again, but it's ok.....it's ok.....
    Uh ok but what do you think of Flynn as Universal Champion and throwing away the North American Championship? That belt was like your child or at least your favourite stripper at the strip club!
    Hey hey hey don't speak about my girl like that! The North American Title was so good, cut down in its prime! And replaced with some relic of yesteryear!.....I put in the work to make that title more than when I found it, ever since the ladder match. Sure, I might have lost my way a little, but it was for the best right? For the title?.....Flynn beat me, that is true.....but what he did with my championship is.....God what am I saying? I'm better than this.....I-I should be better than this.....Shouldn't I, Yapo?
    I don't know man, i'm just some god of calamity who collects Pennies. So what's your favourite strip club?
    I wouldn't even know what the inside of a strip club looks like, dude. I'm not this edgy, grimey dude who hangs out in dark alleys .....I'm not some schlub who binge drinks eithe-well, don't take now as my default state, ok? The wall just hits harder when you think you've gotten over it
    Surrreeeeeeeeeeee, Ok so i'm gonna give you some names and I want you to shoot hard on them: Shoot hard on Buddy Ace!
    KENJI resumes his staring contest with the microphone for a moment before giving his second attempt at playing Buddy Ace's theme with just one monotone and very out of tune bottle. He finally sits up in the booth and tries a different bottle, which just makes a sliglhtly higher pitched tone.
    Uhhhhh ok... Shoot Hard on Alex Costa!
    Man hasn't won anything since February last year haaaa......Now is his time! The bread will be gotten!
    Huh you actually said something normal... kinda, umm shoot hard on Raven!
    Heyyyy maybe I'm sobering up, Yapo! Ok, let's start this interview. That's good, you don't want me drunk for this. Raven, hmmmm.....can't defend a title to save his life? Is getting a Universal Title shot before me which is pretty funny....or sad that I've crashed out so hard, one of the two
    alright had enough of this ITS YATO! Y-A-T-O! I'm The Guy who gets beaten up all the time you know?
    That really doesn't narrow it down, Yato. You're one of the guys who keeps yapping....yatting......Anyway, when I'm pretty out of it like this....I'd rather not shoot on people, ya know? it's kinda meeeaaaannnn, you're making me say meeeaaannn things. Grrrr what a heel I am now grrrrr, so scary, The Resonator is so scary.....god, I really do need to get out of this, whatever this is
    ok uh do you like dogs?
    What?
    Dogs you know the fluffy things that go woof?
    Not really no.....Erm, did you run out of questions, Yato?
    N-No, ummm Do you and Arius make like weird songs together?
    Yyyeeeaahhh sounds like you've run out of questions. Ummm, Arius makes the music, haven't seen him in ages though, damn brand split
    Alright you want a question, what was your favourite match in your BPZ Career so far?
    Meee against Arius this time last year, man. The crowd was so....electric for it. That's what started Invictus, and what got me on the map. I bet you expected that answer, but the boring answers are the correct ones
    Ok what's your least favourite match in BPZ that you've had so far?
    Prince in Survival Games, probably. He was missing backstage and, well everywhere before the match happened. He got hyped up a lot, but I guess I was pushing myself a lot in that tournament....I was seeing red for a lot of it, anything and everything was a target, or something that I would pick apart. I've been seeing that red for a while, doesn't sound very healthy
    Alright Final question: are you happy?
    KENJI goes to answer immediately but catches his words, his eyes blinking a few times as he sits back against his seat for the first time in the whole interview. He looks down at the empty bottle in his hand, tapping the bottom from side to side lightly on the table.
    .....I could be, and I should be. It's not something I can't control either.....something I'm holding onto, and it makes me unhappy. Not the losses, I've taken my fair share of those already......it's different. Changing to be something I thought I was, and what I needed.......maybe it's time to try and right the course, you know? I don't know......time to think, maybe that's what I need to come back to the light...
    Alright thank you KENJI i'll talk to you again later because i think we clearly bonded tonight and became besssssssssssssssstttttttttttt friends, this has been calamity's analysis! BYE NOW!
    Yato claps his hands and KENJI Looks at him confused as the episode comes to an end. 
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    Slim reacted to Yelich in DO NOT TELL BART THE CONTENTS OF THIS VIDEO   
    A video with no thumbnail and titled "DO NOT TELL BART THE CONTENTS OF THIS VIDEO" shows up on BPZ.com. Once clicked upon a black screen shows up with narration playing overtop.
    ???: Day... oh god what day is it. Day over thirty or something of being in hiding from the Mafia.... I lost Slim's money he loaned me in a game of Go Fish against a smarmy 11 year old in the crowd at Mayhem after he said mean things to me because I lost to Sameer. I was gonna use that to buy myself a Golden Corral Buffet restaurant to hold all Evolve's shows at, but I can't do that anymore. Now I'm here in the one spot no one will ever expect me.
    A pause where no audio is heard occurs, the screen is still all black.
    ???: Ah fuck the camera isn't on.
    Video can now finally be seen as the camera is turned on and Yelich is seen at a desk with a desktop computer in front of him.
    Yelich: It's me Yelich, for the past month or so I've been in hiding as Bart's personal assistant for Valor. It's the one place no one would ever suspect me, not even the Inner Circle. Now I've been here trying to siphon off enough funds from the Valor company credit cards without higher ups noticing so I can pay back Slim, and get back on track here in BPZ without the threat of my kneecaps getting broken everywhere I turn.
    Faint steps can be heard coming over to the office area where Yelich is working in.
    Yelich: Oh shit Bart's coming.
    Yelich panics, scrambling to grab a fake mustache and put it on. He then tries to make it look like he is doing work on his desktop, even though he literally has nothing open on it. Bart knocks on the door and opens it without waiting for an answer (rude).
    Bart: Hey Wayne, I'm gonna need the "evil genius" report in by tomorrow. We got an investors call then and I need to be ready for whatever comes at me. Until I get back, if anyone calls reschedule it, I need to get my work out in for the day. And again, if Sameer or Smith prank call you I'm sorry, they believe in hazing all of my personal assistants, it's not just you. Anyways, here's the company card, go buy lunch for the office.
    Bart gives Yelich in a fake mustache who he believes to be named "Wayne" the Valor company credit card like a big dumb idiot as he smiles because he thinks he's a nice boss to his employees. Bart then leaves the room and Yelich lets out a breath he didn't know he was holding in as he finally decompresses from all the stress that moment brought to him. He then grins before he looks back to the camera.
    Yelich: See, he's clueless. He doesn't suspect a thing. And my plan so far is that every time he gives me his card for lunch, I will take the money that I should be getting for lunch, and instead transfer it to my bank account, and starve the office. This has gotten me about 350 dollars a week. So far I have already collected around 1,400 dollars. Now if I parlay this into the amount of time it'll take me to get a million to pay Slim back it'll be...
    Yelich attempts mental math for a moment before simply giving up and grabbing his phone out of his pocket, he turns it on before putting his mouth up to it, looking like an idiot.
    Yelich: Okay Google, what is One Million divided by 350?
    Phone: One Million divided by Three hundred and fifty is Two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven point one four two nine. Does that answer your question?
    Yelich's face drops in realization at how much that is.
    Yelich:...Yes.
    Phone: Thanks for your feedback.
    Yelich's face looks defeated but still kinda hopeful. He gulps to try and push his sadness down.
    Yelich: It'll be only.... two thousand, eight hundred fifty-eight weeks of starving the office until I can pay back Slim.... Okay Google, what is 2,858 divided by 52?
    Phone: Two thousand eight hundred fifty-eight divided by Fifty-two is fifty-four point nine six one five.
    Yelich sighs deeper and longer than last time from how much that is as he looks at the floor, slumped depressedly in his office chair
    Yelich: So a little less than 55 years of being Bart's assistant and I can do this... Okay...
    Yelich goes over to his computer and opens to the company bank account and goes to move over the 70 dollars that Bart would expect for lunch for the office to his personal bank account, but then Yelich hesitates. He looks around to see if anyone is looking and if any cameras are at him besides his own that he set up, none are there. He then deletes the 250 and changes it to 1,000,000. He presses enter and waits a moment before it goes through. Yelich turns off the computer quickly before grabbing his personal camera, and hurriedly walking out of the office building. On his way out he throws the credit card in the janitor's closet. 
    Yelich: So close to the outside. I just gotta get to my car and I'm home free.
    Yelich looks around a bit before hauling ass into his car in the parking lot. He gets into the car and sees his Global Championship in the passenger seat, which he looks at gleefully.
    Yelich: Now just transfer this money to Slim and Evolve is back on its feet. Hear that Global Title, were back in business!
    After talking to an inanimate object like a maniac, Yelich begins going to his bank account app on his phone and presses to transfer the million dollars to Slim with a note saying "Loan Payoff." But as he is doing this, Sheridan begins walking out of the gym section of the Valor offices here in undisclosed location, causing Yelich's eyes to go wide in case she saw him through the windows of his car. Yelich waits for his phone to confirm the transferal went through as he doesn't look at his phone while he drives, that's only what fools do... he's done it a few times.
    Sheridan begins looking at the car with furrowed eyes as if she is trying to look into it, and just then the transferal goes through, allowing Yelich to quickly floor it on his car but its in reverse because this isn't a Joshua Scott storyline. He then turns and puts his car in drive and screeches away in it as Sheridan looks confusedly at the car. She then shrugs and walks away, not thinking anymore of it as Yelich now hyperventilates as he drives.
    Yelich: She saw too much... I need to take her out.
    The screen then fades to black and stays that way before abruptly coming back to life with Yelich's still driving.
    Yelich: Okay well I'm not going to kill or date her. I'm gonna like... do what we always do to solve our problems. I'm going to wrestle her in to submission, nope that sounds creepy... Uhhhhhh, I'm going to take her championship title in a wrestling match so she doesn't tell Bart I stole a million dollars? Does that make sense? I hope it does.
    The video then fades to black again, this time actually ending for real.
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    Slim reacted to Arius in Trouble Man   
    “I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here.
    So, how can I find my way?"
    “I’ve been around for a long long year, stole many a man’s soul and faith…..” An instrumental version of “Sympathy for the Devil” continues to play over the video showing an aerial view of Milan until it abruptly stops at the sound of a voice over from Arius
    “A long time ago, I once prided myself over being an honest man. A man with a good heart, having been taught as a child by his loving mother than in this world, you have the power of free will. Two sides exist on a spectrum of reality: Good and evil. Light and darkness. The righteous against the condemned. I would be told stories of a man in the sky who cared for me, and a dark, dark entity which lies beneath the surface of this very earth. ‘Never lie,’ they said. “Don’t cheat. Don’t do anything malicious because you intend to. Always do the right thing to do.” I honestly tried to keep myself as an honest kid, live a good life and care for your neighbours just as much as you care for yourself. But we all know better than that now, don’t we? As adults, we have matured. We have grown. We know the nooks and crannies of this world, the dirty little secrets that will get you far, and you are soon hit with the realisation that there isn’t a true line in the sand that divides us into special collectives. It’s blurred...”
    The blurred vision of the screen slowly changes as the camera opens on a dingy back alley in Milan around dusk.  A delivery boy appears at the mouth of the near empty building gap.  He takes in his sparse surroundings and then back down at his cell phone.  All that lies between the two infrastructures is two side by side dumpsters and a singular doorway.  Nodding to himself nervously as his eyes meet the singular reason any human being would ever enter this barren void, the delivery boy urgently jogs toward the door.  Darting his head from one side of the alley to the other, he gives the door a gentle wrap of the knuckles.
    Arius: "What the hell is going on?"
    Suddenly a passed out Arius is suddenly awoken from the hurried steps of the delivery boy, whose eyes widen at the sound of the disembodied voice echoing off of the alleyway walls.
    Delivery Boy: I-I'm here to deliver some food.
    Arius: You seem lost.
    Delivery Boy: Funny, I was going to say the same about you.
      
    Arius shrugs and nods his head, as if acknowledging the curt honesty of the delivery boy. Arius tries to stretch his face awake, opening his eyes as wide as he can as he shakes his forehead, rubbing his forehead in a circular motion. "Chinese?"
    Delivery Boy: N-no, I.I was born in Fontana Liri. At-at least I-I think.
    Arius: I don't mean your nationality, I mean the food.  Chinese? Indian?"
    The delivery boy laughs nervously with a snicker as he turns to face Arius.
    Delivery Boy: Ah...I see. Do you know if anyone is home? I got this text on my phone while I was on the metro from this address saying they wanted deli.  I'm with Tuber Eats. Pretty much the paramedics of the food industry. Speeding through the roads, on call to fix the hunger ailments. 
    Arius stairs up from his seated position as the two men stare blankly, the delivery boy questioning his reply before Arius cracks a slow smile and shakes his head “Proud of that one aren’t ya? Smart ass. Heh..Ironic though isn’t it, no?"

    Realising he isn't getting answers, but feeling more relaxed, he delivery boy leans against the wall as they continue talking
    Delivery Boy: What do you mean?
    Arius: I mean you're part of a food delivery service that delivers via subway. I meant that it was ironic the person ordering didn't want a sub.
    The Delivery Boy stares blankly at Arius who waits for a reaction. Instead of a smirk he gets a slow head shake as the stranger is dismayed at what he had just heard
    Delivery Boy: And you wanted to be critical of my joke? That was painful

    Arius: Alright. Alright. Give me a break kid it has been a rough night. Arius looks around Bloody hell it's so hot, where the hell am I?  

    Delivery Boy: Bellagio. Um...you wouldn't happen to know who lives here?

    Arius: Mate, i have no clue where I'm supposed to be staying right now. Arius stares at the food being carried by the boy as he thinks to himself about breakfast How much are you getting to deliver that?
    Delivery Boy: Not enough...why?
     Suddenly the scene changes as Arius, having collected his belongings began eating the food he had acquired, wasting little time as he ripped open the foil. Leaning against the wall as he looks up to the sky he begins trying to recollect his memories of the night prior.
    -Last Night-

    We begin to see glimpses of inside of a bar where music plays on the stage, patrons laugh and talk in the packed to capacity seating area of Alcatraz. The bar, a former furniture warehouse, has a somewhat timeless feel to it, with sanded wood floors and heavy tables made of old railroad ties. The raised stage was occupied by a band called Broken Tail Light, who were playing a cover of Red Right Hand by Nick Cave. That night was an open mic where anyone can take the stage.
    In a third person perspective we saw a man as he began weaving through patrons, some talking, and some standing listening to the band, as he made his way to the bar. As he reached the bar and leaned forward to give his order to the bartender he was interrupted by the glimpse of a woman familiar to the audience at home
    Arius: “Well i’ll be”…

    “Oh baby, baby, how was I supposed to know
    That something wasn't right here?”
    A smile took over his face, surprised to see the performance. The familiar voice melted in his ears as he took his first step in the concert area of the bar. The quiet murmurs of the crowd created a feeling of calm for Arius as he leaned against a wall behind the audience and closed his eyes. 
    “Oh baby, baby, I shouldn't have let you go
    And now you're out of sight, yeah…”

    Arius chuckled to himself. He wasn’t surprised that ‘she’ was playing this song. It was one of her favourites to cover, especially when sitting at home on a Sunday morning.

    “Show me how want it to be
    Tell me, baby, 'cause I need to know now, oh because…”

    Arius didn’t want to open his eyes, for he knew those fearless hazel eyes were locked on to her from across the room. Before he knew it, his eyes were open and yes, ‘she’ was looking at him.

    “My loneliness is killing me
    I must confess I still believe…”
    “When I'm not with you I lose my mind
    Give me a sign…”
    “Hit me baby one more time!” The jovial crowd chimed in, laughing to themselves right after. The singer laughed along as she continued to play her acoustic cover of Britney Spears’ breakout hit.
    After her performance, Arius gestured to the singer and made his way outside. As he stared at a drunken couple making their way across the street, the familiar voice made its way into his right ear.
    Rin: “Before you judge, that song kills back home!”
    Arius laughed in the way he hated to laugh, one that exposed his lighthearted side. Only several people were able to get that out of him. “I’m sure it does. What are you going to play next? Toxic?” Arius looked at the singer from her peripheral. 

    Rin: “Actually, Marvin Gaye’s ‘Trouble Man’. But with a twist…” ‘Her’ eyes were always infectious to stare into.
    Arius: “Trouble Woman. Your ‘feminine take; on the classic hit.”  Arius turned to ‘her’. “You wrote a version for my...birthday?”
    Rin: “Birthday? Meh, one of those two. Speaking of trouble, I hear you’ve been talking with a mutual friend of ours.”
    Arius: “I’m sure he wouldn’t consider you to be a friend…”

    Rin: “Well I never thought you would ever want to come to karaoke again, but here we are.”

    Arius: “Less witnesses in Europe compared to back home. Put more of these drinks into me and I might even consider a duet.”
    Rin: “Shush.”
    Arius: “Make me.”
    Rin: “I did. Now you don’t tour dive bars for a living.”
    Arius: “Ouch. No sympathy for the devil, huh?”
    Rin: “Not when I already help pay that devil’s medical bills.”
    Arius: “*Still. That’s ‘still pays his medical bills’.”

    The two inch closer to embrace before cutting to a blank. The rest of the night spills out in spurts, flashing in between confused expressions from Arius as he eats, trying to piece it together

    Arius is seen in the middle of telling Rin a joke. "Then he said “Do you really think I wanted a twelve inch pianist?!", Arius bursts out laughing and Rin, seemingly despite herself, cracks a smile. "Arius, you’re not nearly as funny as you think you are!" She shakes her head and drinks from her bottle as Arius puts on a look of mock offence.

    Arius is seen outside of the bar standing in front of a man taller than himself, with cheap tattoos covering his arms. "Hey!!" the man yells as he spins only to be met with a kick to the crotch, dropping him immediately. Arius then closes and locks the door, leaving the biker writhing in pain in the alleyway alone. As Arius walks back, shrugging in surprise, to the table Rin is shaking her head. "I can’t believe that worked!"

    The night escalates as Arius continues to drink with Rin, the memories jump between talking to different people, Rin leaving back to the hotel and finally Arius being left outside the bar at closing time

    -Present Time-

    The scene returns to a lonely man with a trombone, seemingly busking in the main street. The man is older, his beard slowly greying, and he’s wearing a long-sleeved shirt and some black slacks despite the summer heat. Beads of sweat drip down his forehead as he blows into the brass instrument. The song he’s playing is upbeat and he’s tapping his foot alongside the rhythm. 

    Arius comes to a stand still in front of the man as he shows off his talents, finishing off the lunch he was able to bribe away as he contemplates his purpose on this tour. "Arius we need you for the fans!" "Arius the numbers are steady for your meet and greets!". Slowly the former champion bites as the music gracefully complements the day.

    "What a hell of a ride this has been. Half way through the year and I feel like a trainwreck. But after all that i still haven't found the answer, asking the void What the hell did you make me for, and why did you make me like this? Frankenstein's monster. Because to a failed experiment, the failure is unforgivable....I suppose it’s not a social norm to do. To feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. An expectation that withers us within.

    I'm starting to think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things I don't know anything about. I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell.

    I think now watching this man proud of his art. The music bringing soul to a small unappreciative crowd.. And yet even so, there are times I see  freshness and beauty. I smell the air, and the rock 'n' roll. Tears are warm, and girls are beautiful. Like dreams, the darkness and intimacy, is.....intoxicating."
    Arius finishes his lunch as he scrunches up the foil and places it in his jacket. Acknowledging and thanking the musician he leaves a donation in the case as he presses forward to make it back to his hotel


    "Soon enough it comes
    It's coming 'round again
    Slow, slowly creeping hand"
     

     
  11. Like
    Slim reacted to Bizzy in The Return of Bizzy   
    We are live on Valor following a commercial break, The Rising plays and surprise surprise its Bizzy the newly signed free agent to Valor. 

    Without any hesitation, he walks into the ring and gets on the microphone. 
     
    It has honestly been far too long since I’ve stepped foot in an arena filled with so many people. This moment right here is truly remarkable. I want to take a moment of your time to first, thank Bart for signing me and giving me this opportunity.
    Who am I? My name is Bizzy and I’m a veteran to the sport. You see, I had to walk away and it sucked. It truly broke my heart because I lost the initial passion that some one first has when they enter this sport. You always here how people love the sport and will never quit and to me that was the hardest impact in my life. For a moment things were getting dull. I wasn’t connecting with the fans or the other wrestlers. I was not performing at my best and that was unfair to the you the fans.  I needed a break to reconnect with myself and my family.  Guys there’s no shame in admitting defeat and knowing when you need to walk away for a bit. However, the comeback, now that’s something worth fighting for.
     
    During my time away  I traveled the world and regained that passion. That fire that was turned into smoke that vanished mid air was reignited and now burning hotter, stronger then ever before. I wrestled with the best of the best globally and now I have arrived here on Valor. Truly I’m humbled because internationally the feeling is one of a kind but to hear the fans here it’s electrifying. I’m told this is the A show, the place to be, so here I am and all I ask in return is to give me the best there is to offer.

    Bizzy pauses and looks around the arena feeling the energy from the fans of Valor. 
    I’m sticking around because this is where the journey begins. I won’t be like every body and say I’m instantly going to be a Champ. I know I’ve got to prove my worth to everyone including myself but trust me I plan on climbing the ranks like no other. I took the time to Redesign myself, now it’s time to Rebuild. I’ve been in talks with the manager and it seems like I’m lined up to fight a kid named Jim Lopes. Honestly I know nothing about the guy, only been told that’s he’s new and for me that’s fine. I will get in this ring with anyone there is no fear in my heart.
    Jim a quick message I am glad to have an opponent but understand something I’m  no push over and I refuse to let any one stand in my way to stop me from completing my Legacy. I will be on top of this organization! So...I hope you are ready to put on a show for these fans. 
    With a humble look on his face Bizzy exits the ring and heads backstage. 
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    Slim reacted to Natedog in Nate's WWF/WWE PPV Reviews: 2000-???   
    Wrestlemania 2000

    In the first Wrestlemania of the series we begin with Wrestlemania 2000. The show features a 15 minute hardcore battle royale for the Hardcore Championship, a tag team ladder match between The Dudley Boyz, The Hardy Boyz and Christian & Edge for the tag team championships, a triple threat match between Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle for the Intercontinental and European championships and the fatal four way main event between Triple H, Mick Foley, The Big Show and The Rock.
    D-Lo Brown & The Godfather vs Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan
    To start off Wresltemania we have a pretty lackluster opener. Ice-T came out with The Godfather because he’s a massive pimp. The match itself was pretty slow paced and the crowd weren’t too into it at all, with very little reaction even when there was some solid stuff going on. Despite Bull Buchanan being a bit of a joke now I’m surprised at how good of an athlete he actually was. Him getting whipped into the turnbuckle by D-Lo, but instead jumping on top of the turnbuckle and turning around to hit D-Lo with a flying clothesline was surprising. The heel team of Boss Man & Buchanan dominated for a few minutes on D-Lo before he finally made a tag to Godfather.
    Godfather started laying into both men before charging at Boss Man with the Ho Train. D-Lo went to the top rope but was pushed off by Buchanan, who got a punch in the face in return. Buchanan and Godfather then brawled outside the ring for a moment. Big Boss Man hit D-Lo Brown with the sidewalk slam and Bull Buchanan went to the top rope, hitting a leg drop on D-Lo for the victory. This was a strange way to start off the show with no real excitement and also having the heel team get the win. I guess they were trying to get Buchanan over but the crowd wasn't responding to him well.
    Rating: 1.5/5
    Crash Holly (c) vs Tazz vs Viscera vs Joey Abs vs Pete Gas vs Rodney vs Hardcore Holly vs Funaki vs Taka Michinoku vs Mosh vs Thrasher vs Bradshaw vs Farooq: WWF Hardcore Title 15 Minute Battle Royale
    Please help me. The second match on the show was a 15 minute hardcore title match which was a pain to sit through. It was fun for a few minutes but it was just the same spots repeated over and over again throughout. Having Tazz anywhere close to this match was a massive mistake, he should have been nowhere near the Hardcore Title with the amount of jobbers involved. The match didn’t really make any sense at all, because you had most of the people fighting each other outside not even trying to pin the champion. The champion early in the match was Tazz who pinned Crash at the start, before Viscera pinned Tazz on the outside after literally just gently dropping him onto the floor which looked really weak. Viscera went to the top rope and was thrown off by The Acolytes, then threw Kaientai on top of him for some reason as Funaki was crowned champion. He was then chased to the back by the rest of the competitors, where Rodney covered him, before his Mean Street Posse teammate Joey Abs pinned him after a gutwrench suplex. Then Thrasher pinned Abs to become the champion before walking back out to the arena.
    Pete Gas pinned him after spraying him with a fire extinguisher. With 5 minutes remaining Tazz hit Pete, who was bleeding like crazy, with a suplex on the outside to get the title. Then Hardcore and Crash Holly both double teamed Tazz as everyone else was still killing each other on the outside. Tazz was doing some nice suplexes in the ring on both of the Holly cousins before Crash hit Tazz with a piece of metal over the head for the pinfall with about 30 seconds left. Then Tazz locked in the Tazzmission on Crash who was celebrating as the crowd went crazy. Crash held on as Hardcore ran in and hit his cousin with glass over his head and pinned him for the win. The finish was botched with the referee thinking that Crash got his shoulder up and he stopped counting, although Hardcore was announced the winner and walked out the champion. The finish, like the match, was a complete mess and I’m still unsure what happened at the end. Giving 15 minutes dedicated to a hardcore title match was a ridiculous idea though, you’re better off spreading segments around the show with people winning the title backstage. Awful match, won’t be watching it again.
    Rating: 0.25/5
    Al Snow & Steve Blackman vs Test & Albert
    Another strange and unnecessary match on this card, with Snow & Blackman teaming up against T&A with Trish Stratus. Al Snow introduced Chester McCheeserton as their manager or something, I don’t know what the point of that was. The match these two teams had was awful, I was trying to pay attention to it but there was nothing happening at all. The crowd was dead silent for it too. Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler spent most of the match talking about Trish Stratus and they would just cut to a shot of her when there was nothing going on, so basically most of this match. The only thing I remember the crowd reacting for during the match was Al Snow doing a moonsault from the apron onto Albert which was cool. On the outside the cheese fella was trying to approach Trish who kept walking away, can’t blame him.
    Blackman had Test in a sidewalk slam position, Al Snow jumped off the top rope and hit a leg drop on Test. Blackman went for the cover but Albert broke the pinfall up, as he hit Al Snow with a sit-out chokeslam. Then Albert slammed Blackman in the ring. Test hit a splash and went for the cover but Al Snow dragged him to the outside as the two men brawled. Blackman hit a superkick on Albert, who fought back and hit Blackman with another slam. Test went up to the top rope as Snow was thrown over the barricade. He hit the elbow drop for the victory. Yeah this match really sucked. The crowd was completely dead for it and they’d have been better off showing Trish for 7 minutes instead.
    Rating: 0.5/5
    The Dudley Boyz (c) vs The Hardy Boyz vs Edge & Christian: WWF Tag Team Championship Ladder Match
    Finally, a great match on this show. This was the first of many classic matches these three teams would have over the next few years. Even from the very start the match was chaotic with some brawling on the outside to kick it off. There’d be two people in the ring doing their signature big moves as people came in and out as there was still brawling going on at ringside. The ladders were then finally introduced to the match. Matt set up the ladder against Bubba Ray in the corner, as him and Jeff performed poetry in motion on Bubba. Edge & Christian attempted the same on D-Von but he threw the ladder into Christian’s face. The Hardys then took out Edge with a ladder. Then D-Von was placed onto a ladder in the ring as Matt hit an elbow drop. Jeff then set-up a spot with Bubba placed on a ladder. He went for a 450 splash but Bubba moved out of the way, looked really bloody sore. Bubba then placed the ladder on Jeff in return and hit a senton bomb off the second rope which squashed Jeff. Edge went to the top with a ladder and dropped his weight on it onto Matt Hardy.
    Bubba put the ladder on his shoulders and started hitting everyone in the ring with it before he was dropkicked by Edge & Christian. Matt Hardy and Bubba began brawling on the outside. Edge & Christian then set up the ladder on the edge of the ring as Christian jumped off and hit a crossbody onto Matt and Bubba, the crowd went crazy for that. Jeff Hardy then climbed the ladder in the ring, although Edge hit him with a spear from the top rope. It’s half the spot we’d see at Wrestlemania 17 but it was still great. Edge tried to climb the ladder but Matt got him in the high cross position and hit him with a devastating power bomb. D-Von threw Matt off the ladder as he tried to climb it, D-Von attempted it as well but Christian threw a ladder at him. Christian began to climb as Bubba followed him. Bubba set up two ladders on either side of Christian. He climbed onto one of them and hit Christian with an RKO off the ladder before it was a thing, Jim Ross called it a modified 3D. The Hardys made their way back up as they began beating up Bubba. Bubba was laid down in the middle of the ring as both Hardys went up on ladders on different sides. Matt Hardy hit the leg drop as Jeff hit the splash from the top.
    Jeff and Matt were both disposed of as Edge & Christian made their way back into the ring. D-Von set up a ladder in the corner and began climbing it, before Christian met him on the other side as the two men brawled. Edge set up a second ladder and they hit D-Von with a sick double suplex, D-Von sold it as if he’d got an electric shock. The two ladders were then set up in the middle as the Hardys and Edge & Christian began to climb. Jeff hit Christian with a facebuster off the ladder and Edge did a neckbreaker on Matt off the ladder. The Dudleys made their way back up as all 6 men began to fight. Three ladders were then set up in the ring as everyone started climbing up. Christian and Jeff had a crazy spot where the ladder started to teeter as the two men fell off the ladder and onto the outside hitting the floor, it was brutal. Bubba was pushed off the ladder by Edge, Bubba responded by pushing the ladder over as Edge and Matt landed on the ropes, leaving the Dudleys in the ring. Edge & Christian recovered but they were gone pretty quickly as Christian was squashed between two ladders and Edge took the 3D. They had the match won but Dudleys being Dudleys decided to bring out the tables. They set up a table platform on top of the two ladders to help grab the titles.
    The Hardys got back in the ring as they started fighting with The Dudleys. There were then 2 tables set up in the ring. Bubba set up a table on the outside beside the announcers table. D-Von placed Jeff on a table in the ring. D-Von looked to hit a splash on Jeff through the table but he moved last second, Bubba powerbombed Matt off the announcers table onto the table he set up. After spending some time walking around, Bubba grabbed another ladder, Jeff tried to run at him off the barricade but ran into the ladder instead. Then Bubba set up a ladder half way down the ramp, along with a table. Bubba picked up Jeff and brought him over to the table. Christian came to his rescue hitting Bubba with the ring bell. Jeff got up and pushed Christian away as he climbed up the ladder with Bubba laid out on the table. Jeff jumped off and hit the swanton bomb, which looks even scarier the more you see it. He was just so high up. Then in the ring D-Von was climbing up the ladder, with Matt and Christian both attempting to recover. Matt dragged D-Von down and hit him with a twist of fate. Matt and Christian both climbed the ladder, as the two met on top of the table trading fists. Edge made his way back up, and threw Matt off the platform and onto a table. Edge & Christian grabbed the tag titles and won the match. This is such a sick match and I love the finish at the end with Matt getting sent flying and Edge & Christian standing on the table celebrating with the belts. Incredible match and as I said it was a prelude to even greater matches down the line. Torn between a 4.25 and a 4.5 but I’ll give it a 4.25 just because they managed to top themselves after this.
    Rating: 4.25/5
    Terri vs The Kat: Cat Fight
    My god this was awful. Just when the show picked up with the ladder match it went south once again with a cat fight match. You had to eliminate your opponent from the win to ring. Terri and Kat were both jumping on top of each other and slipping one another because neither have a clue about wrestling. Mae Young ran into the ring and kissed the referee Val Venis for about 30 seconds. The Kat eliminated Terri but Val didn’t see it. Moolah dragged The Kat under the ring as Terri went back into the ring. Terri won and this was just a really bad 5 minutes. Definitely stay away from this unless you want to see Mae Young do a bronco buster on Moolah. 
    Rating: NR
    The Radicalz (Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko) vs Chyna & Too Cool (Scotty 2 Hotty & Grand Master Sexay)
    This was an alright tag match, definitely better than a lot of other stuff on the show up until this point. Match was mostly built around Eddie’s obsession with Chyna and the crowd wanted to see Chyna kill Eddie. There was some decent action in the ring as you’d expect with the competitors involved in the match. Whenever Chyna got involved in the match Eddie would always attempt to run off. Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko were both downed in the ring as Scotty 2 Hotty hit the beloved Worm on both of them. After some more action in the ring with Saturn and Scotty, Saturn tagged out to Eddie. Eddie went to the top but he was caught by Scotty 2 Hotty, who hit him with a suplex off the top. He then made the hot tag to Chyna as the crowd popped for her to finally get her hands on Eddie. He’d run away as Saturn and Malenko would run in, only to be hit with a double clothesline.
    Guerrero would run out of the ring as Chyna picked up his teammates and hit them with body slams. Both Saturn and Malenko would go to opposite corners as Chyna did her spring elbow from one side to the other which was cool. She low blowed both of them while the ref was distracted by Too Cool, as Guererro ran in to attack Chyna from behind. Eddie lifted her up for a powerbomb but she jumped off and hit Eddie with her own powerbomb. Eddie made his way back up and Chyna grabbed him by the balls and lifted him up in the air to toss him right back down. Chyna locked in a sleeper and slammed him to the mat for the win. Bit weird making all of the Radicalz look like pussies getting beat up by Chyna but the crowd loved it. It did feel a bit like filler but I enjoyed it compared to some of the crap earlier anyways.
    Rating: 2.75/5
    Kurt Angle (c) vs Chris Jericho vs Chris Benoit: Two Fall Intercontinental & European Championships
    Kurt Angle came into this match with both the Intercontinental and European titles. The first fall would be for the IC title, the second for the European title. This was a very solid match and easily one of the best from the show. A lot of good wrestling which can’t be said about a lot on the show. Benoit had a leverage pin on Jericho but Angle dropkicked him in the back of the head as he went flying into the turnbuckle. Jericho was going for a butterfly suplex but Angle reversed it beautifully into a crossface chicken wing. Benoit broke it up by dropkicking the head of Angle, bringing him to the outside and throwing him into the first row. Benoit went to the top rope and hit the diving headbut to win the IC Title in the first fall. Angle was pissed and he hit Benoit with a suplex. He went to the top rope looking for a moonsault but Jericho ran up to him and started hitting him. Then Benoit went up to the top and it almost looked like it was going to be a double german suplex, but Benoit just took Jericho down with a german. Angle went for a moonsault on Benoit but he moved out of the way. Jericho locked in the Walls of Jericho on Angle before it was broken up by Benoit.
    Jericho then took out Benoit before putting his focus back on Angle. Jericho hit Angle with a double powerbomb and went for the cover. Benoit ran back in though and hit Jericho with a triple suplex. He pinned Jericho but it was broken up by Angle. He then hit Angle with a german suplex who also kicked out. Jericho made his way back up and went for a flying clothesline on Benoit, but he ducked and Jericho caught the ref instead. Benoit locked in the crossface and Y2J started tapping but the referee was dead. Jericho then locked in the Walls of Jericho on Benoit. Angle ran in with one of his belts and hit Jericho on the head with it. He went for the pin but it was broken up by Benoit. Benoit regained control as he looked to hit Angle with the diving headbutt, but he moved out of the way last second. Jericho came out of nowhere and hit Benoit with the Lionsault as he won the European Championship. That was a good triple threat match and the finish was smart having Angle lose both his belts without being pinned. Angle was even more pissed now.
    Rating: 3.5/5
    Kane & Rikishi vs DX (Road Dogg & X-Pac)
    This was just a filler match before the big fatal four way main event. It wasn’t a good match but it was short, which is what it needed to be. X-Pac tried to hit Rikishi with some offense but he wasn’t feeling any of it. X-Pac ran at Rikishi and got hit with a mid-air cutter, which was sick. Rikishi tagged Kane who cleaned house with X-Pac and Road Dogg. Rikishi came in and went for a stinkface but Tori dragged X-Pac out of the ring. Bearer threw Tori in the ring as Kane shoved her into the corner and Rikishi gave her the stinkface. X-Pac ran back in and Kane hit him with a tombstone for the win. This was nothing crazy and it was fine for a 4 minute match. The fans loved Rikishi and Kane. 
    Rating: 1.75/5
    Triple H (c) vs Mick Foley vs Big Show vs The Rock: World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Match
    This match was the main event for Wrestlemania 2000. It’s kind of overbooked, the McMahon in every corner stuff kinda felt unnecessary. Steph was obviously on the side of HHH, Vince was with The Rock, Shane was with Big Show and Linda was with Foley. Big Show dominated early on, dismantling his opponents very easily. He went for a chokeslam on HHH but Foley hit him with a low blow. They all started to team up on Big Show, all three of them hit him with clotheslines as The Rock’s took him off his feet. All three men started kicking the shit out of him, but it didn’t last long as HHH went for Foley. Foley fought back and hit his clothesline over the ropes to the outside. The Rock would continue to fight Big Show. Rock went to run off the ropes but Shane dragged at his feet. He got on the apron and The Rock punched him in the face. Foley hit Show with a chair shot to the back as The Rock hit the Rock Bottom and eliminated Big Show from the match within the first 5 minutes.
    The crowd sounded more excited after the elimination. After Big Show’s elimination, Rock and Foley worked together to take out HHH. The Rock looked to hit HHH with the ring bell but he ducked and hit Foley instead. HHH then gained control as he started beating up The Rock. Foley then pulled out his barbed wire two by four out of nowhere and chased HHH with it. He went to hit him with it but HHH responded with a low blow. He then picked it up and hit Foley with it in the stomach. He went for it again but The Rock clotheslined him as the barbed wire fell out of the ring, which was close to hitting Linda. HHH threw The Rock out of the ring and Foley hit The Game with the double arm DDT. Foley pulled out socko and locked in the mandible claw. The Rock came into the ring with the WWF Championship and hit HHH over the head with it. The Rock was going for the People’s Elbow but Foley locked in the mandible claw on The Rock which the crowd were split over. It made sense though because you couldn’t just have Rock and Foley team up the entire time. HHH broke up the mandible claw with a double low blow.
    There was some action in the ring between the three men before Foley put his focus back on HHH. He hit him with the double arm DDT but The Rock kicked out just before the 3 count. They started brawling and The Rock hit a DDT of his own, he went for the cover and it was broken up by HHH. No idea why he’d do that but JR said it was because he wanted to retire Foley, good save that. Foley and HHH then started working together to get rid of The Rock as the fans booed loudly. They double teamed him as they began fighting outside. Foley went to send Rock over the steel steps, but Rock sent him over instead. The Rock started brawling with HHH and Foley came with steel steps and hit The Rock with them. HHH placed The Rock on the announcers table. Foley jumped off the second rope and went to hit a double axe handle on The Rock but he missed him and hit the table instead, Foley must have been dead after that. HHH jumped off the other announcers table and elbow dropped Rock but it still didn’t break. He went up to the railing and elbow dropped him again as it finally broke. HHH and Foley both went back into the ring and HHH hit Foley with a pedigree. Foley managed a kick out at two. HHH then got a steel chair and hit Foley at the side of the head. He picked him up and hit a pedigree on the chair and eliminated Foley.
    It was supposedly Foley’s final match but yeah, that’s not true. After his elimination he got the barbed wire and hit HHH over the head with it as he then walked off. The Rock crawled in for the cover but HHH kicked out at two. The Rock gained control as he dragged HHH down the entrance ramp, hitting him with a suplex on the concrete. They then started brawling in the crowd as they made their way back to ringside. The Rock tried to hit HHH with the steel steps but HHH answered with a steel chair to the steps as they fell on top of The Rock. The Game then started whacking the chair across the steps with The Rock under them. HHH then hit The Rock with a vicious piledriver on the steps. Triple H brought him back into the ring but Rock kicked out at 2. The Rock started to fight back as he sent The Game over the ropes. They fought in the crowd once more as HHH threw him back over this time. The Rock hit a spinebuster on the outside as the two men tried to recover. Rock brought him over to the announcers table and gave HHH a fishermans suplex through it. Vince started beating the hell out of HHH as he tried to get back up, before Shane came in and jumped his father. Shane hit him in the head with a TV monitor. Vince got back up to his feet though and started laying into his own son. Shane hit a low blow though. He grabbed a steel chair and bloody killed Vince with it. Vince was brought backstage as the actual fight in the ring continued.
    The Rock was beating up HHH, but he turned it around and hit The Rock over the head with the barbed wire. HHH was going for the Pedigree, as Shane stood in the ring with a chair. The Rock dropped HHH and catapulted him into Shane. The two men were both down as Shane grabbed the steel chair. He was going to hit The Rock but Vince ran down and threw him over the ropes. Vince grabbed the steel chair and had his eyes set on The Game. But in true Vince fashion there was a twist and he hit The Rock instead, as the crowd went nuts. HHH went for the cover, but The Rock kicked out at 2 and the crowd went even crazier. Vince hit The Rock with a chair to the head again as HHH went in for the cover and defeated HHH to retain his title. That match was very long but I still thought it was entertaining. All the stuff involving the McMahon’s fighting each other didn’t need to happen and the match was really long at almost 40 minutes. It definitely could have been better with the men involved but a solid main event that managed to make up for some of the stuff earlier. The Rock hit Vince, Shane and Stephanie with Rock Bottoms at the end to at least send the fans home happier. 
    Rating: 3.5/5
    Overall Show:
    After some really good shows to begin the year with Royal Rumble and No Way Out, Wrestlemania 2000 was definitely a disappointment. A lot of the booking on the show made it feel like Vince Russo was still in charge. There were multiple awful matches all over this show, that lacked any sort of storylines to help me get interested in the matches. The tag team ladder match, the IC/European Title match and the main event were the best matches on the show and nothing else came close, the rest of the show felt like filler. Definitely should have been a much better show.
    Rating: 3/5
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    Slim got a reaction from Smith in BPZ Judgement Day | BPZ Undisputed Championship: Hans Clayton (c) vs. Slim   
    And it is now time for our main event, as we have seen a thrilling night here in BrendenPlayz Wrestling, at Judgement Day. We have seen a new Death Rider added, along with Ex Machina booted from the group, and we have seen the unthinkable almost, as Jeremiah Flynn has joined The Creed. And now, in our main event, the two Alphas of Valor, the two major champions of BPZ will duke it out as Hans Clayton defends his Undisputed Championship against the World Champion, Slim, who looks to add his first Undisputed Championship and become the All-Powerful of BPZ...
     
    'Crutches, Crosses, Caskets' by Pusha T blasts through the arena, as the curtain is moved to the side, and Slim now makes his way onto the stage, a spiked jacket along with a "Le Champion" bandana covering his face. As the World Championship is strapped around his waist, he begins to walk down the ramp, reaching the ring as he gets into it, holding up the World Championship as boos rain down in Houston, with Slim taunting the crowd...

    115 blasts through the arena, as the crowd cheers, in favor of the Undisputed Champion here tonight... As Slim stares the stage down from the ring, Hans Clayton emerges out of the curtain, donning a mask here tonight with the BPZ Undisputed Championship around his waist, mocking Slim's pursuit of the mask of the Antichrist! Slim laughs, smirking from the ring as Hans Clayton stands on the stage, his arms outstretched.

    Hans Clayton walks down to the ring, as he gets in. Him and Slim get face-to-face, the tension between those two having been brewing for months, and tonight, it all comes to a head. As both champions raise their title, the ring announcer begins to announce the match, before they back into their corners, getting ready for the war that is ahead of them, as the bell rings, and we're off!


    HANS CLAYTON(C) VS. SLIM
    BPZ UNDISPUTED CHAMPIONSHIP
    As the bell rings, the crowd begins to buzz, the big-fight feel around this one. In many ways, this match will crown the true ace of Valor, the two men who have stood out since being drafted to the brand. As they lock up, Hans Clayton takes the early advantage, pushing Slim down into a headlock, as he cranks the head of Slim, who tries to reverse with a suplex, but Hans Clayton blocks.
    Slim pushes Hans Clayton off, as Clayton bounces off of the ropes, and Slim goes for a dropkick, but nobody's home, as Hans Clayton holds onto the ropes, and with Slim down on the ground, Hans Clayton wastes no time, nailing an Enzugiri to the head of Slim! Hans Clayton covers: 1... No! Slim kicks out at 1, as Hans Clayton continues to attack, hitting Slim with several closed fists to the face, punishing the World Champion as he retreats to the corner.
    As Hans Clayton charges at him, Slim moves, using Hans' momentum to force him into the corner. He then begins to stomp away at the midsection of Hans Clayton, before backing up, running at Hans and nailing a back elbow, before immediately following that up with an Enzugiri... But Hans Clayton responds with a headbutt, throwing Don Dada into the corner! Clayton then backs into the opposite corner, running at Slim, and hopping onto him... CAUGHT BY SLIM! Slim sets it up... JACKKNIFE NECKBREAKER!

    Slim covers the Undisputed Champion: 1... No! Hans Clayton kicks out at 1, as both men work their way back to a vertical base, feeling each other out as both men have hit some high impact moves early on. Slim now goes on the attack, immediately running at Hans, nailing him with a Bicycle Knee Strike, as he encloses the head of Hans in his grip, going for The Last Chapter... but Hans Clayton reverses out, sending Slim flying through the middle rope as The Godfather hits the barricade!
    As Slim holds his right shoulder, Hans Clayton begins to stir in the ring, shaking off the effect of the moves to the head he's taken so far. As Hans Clayton sees Slim making it to his feet on the outside, he pulls himself to his feet, before running and bouncing off of the opposite side of the ring...

    Pulling back his bow, speaking in a metaphor, Hans Clayton sprints, diving through the middle rope and completely wiping out Slim! Hans Clayton then mounts Slim, beginning to rain down right hands as he continues to brutalize his challenger, before he picks him up, throwing him into the steel steps!
    Hans Clayton follows Slim, grabbing him by his hair, and tossing him back into the ring. As Hans Clayton re-enters, with Slim laying on the canvas, he delivers a Leaping Knee Drop to the face of Slim, before following it up with stomps. As Slim begins to stir... Hans Clayton does a backflip, nailing Slim with a Pele Kick!

    Cover by Hans! 1... 2-NO! Slim kicks out at 2, as Hans Clayton now sets up another one, doing another backflip... BUT THIS TIME, SLIM CATCHES HIS LEG! Smashing his leg down onto the mat, Slim follows it up by trying to lock in the Death Penalty... But Hans Clayton is able to use his ability to reverse Slim into a roll-up! 1... 2... 
    NO! Hans Clayton nearly did it, and retained his title right there! Slim rolls out of the ring, trying to regroup on the outside, as Hans now smirks at him from the ring, taunting him as he sits down in the center of the ring. Slim runs in, trying to catch Hans off guard, but Hans is back to his feet, ducking a clothesline as he connects on a Kiwi Kick! Shades of James Ropati, as Slim falls out of the ring from the brutal impact!

    As Slim falls onto the floor from the Kiwi Kick from Hans Clayton, the champion realizes he needs to stay on the attack, as he peers at Slim from above in the ring, he grips onto the ropes, lining himself up as Slim crawls up using the announce table... AND HANS CLAYTON SPRINGBOARDS...
    AND CONNECTS!

    SPRINGBOARD FOREARM THROUGH THE TABLE! Both men are laid out on the outside, as the referee leaves the ring to check on the two men! Slim is motionless, as Hans Clayton gets back to a vertical stance, pulling the referee off of Slim, and pulling him to his feet as he looks to unleash punishment on the man who swore coming in that he was gonna "fuck him up".
    Hans Clayton throws Slim back into the ring, following pursuit, as Slim stumbles to his feet, and Hans Clayton throws him up onto his shoulders, and brings him down onto his knees with a Fireman's Carry Neckbreaker! Clayton into the cover: 1... 2... No! Slim kicks out, as Hans Clayton smiles, knowing that count is getting closer and closer with every second. With Slim down, still recovering from the punishment the God of War has inflicted on him, Hans Clayton heads to the top rope, looking for his signature 450 Splash... AND HITS!

    Instead of going for the cover, Hans Clayton immediately picks Slim up, knowing the 450 Splash won't be enough to put him away, as he now puts Slim onto the top rope, heading onto the second rope, clutching Slim's arm... As he nails him with an Avalanche Arm Drag!
    Slim stumbles to his feets, as Hans Clayton darts for him, attempting to clothesline him out of the ring, but Slim reverses with a knee to the gut, before sending Hans Clayton out of the ring, as he lands on his feet at ringside, but has seemingly no time to recover as Slim gains his second wind... sprinting at Hans Clayton with little regard for human life!

    As Slim & Hans both fall into the crowd from the dive, they both get to their feet, trying to outlast the other, as they begin trading right hands in the crowd, as Hans knees Slim in the gut, before bouncing his head off of the barricade, with the referee's count now reaching 5.
    Realizing he has to get the champion in the ring, Slim locks the waist of Hans Clayton, and delivers a thunderous German Suplex over the barricade, as Hans Clayton lands brutally on his shoulder/neck area! As Slim hops over the barricade, he grabs Clayton by his hair, rolling him into the ring at a 9 count. Slim immediately goes for the pin: 1... 2... NO! HANS CLAYTON KICKS OUT!
    Slim smirks at the champion, as he begins to shit-talk Clayton, the cameras picking it up. "I told you, you son-of-a-bitch. I told you that I was gonna fuck you up, and now look at you, you have no god damn idea where you're at! STAY DOWN!" Slim with a resounding slap to the face of Clayton, as he continues to do so, over and over again, before the champion responds with a headbutt! Working himself to his feet, he fires off right hand after right hand, as he bounces off of the ropes, NO! Slim caught him! Last Chapter incoming... CLAYTON REVERSES WITH A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! With Slim down, Hans Clayton runs at the ropes... Lionsault!

    Clayton covers: 1... 2... NO! Slim kicks out, as Clayton now responds with slaps of his own, taunting the challenger, mocking him as he rolls backwards, as Slim gets to his knees, Hans Clayton begins to fire off forearm after forearm to the face of the champion, continuing to brutalize his face, as now with Slim face-down on the canvas, blood begins to stain the canvas.
    Hans Clayton, looking at his forearm, which dons the blood of Don Dada, licks it off, the God of War heinous in his approach. Slim begins to crawl to the ropes, a war of attrition truly taking place here in the main event as we near 19 minutes. Clayton picks Slim up, taunting him, a firm grip on his hair, and Slim responds with a brutal Spinning Back Elbow, providing a sound of a 'CRACK' in the arena. Slim then grabs the back of Hans head, forcing it down as he raises his knee, connecting head-on!

    Hans Clayton falls to the mat, gripping his face as blood now pours out of the God of War's face! "This feud between this two men has been a game of one ups-manship, and this match here tonight truly reflects that, each man swinging harder than the other!" notes Sheepy on commentary, as Slim now makes it to his feet, moving the referee off Hans, as he now grabs both of Hans' arms, stomping at his face!
    The brutalization is evident, as Hans Clayton could potentially have a broken nose, and to make it even worse, after he's done, Slim peers at the hard camera, producing a sadistic smirk, as he now raises Hans up... AND SMASHES HIS KNEE INTO HIS FACE! INJUSTICE!

    A cover from Slim follows, as he seems confident, as the referee counts: 1... 2... 3-NO! CLAYTON KICKED OUT! "What the hell!" screams Sheepy on commentary, as the look of shock in Le Champion's face is evident, after all the assault to the face, Hans Clayton still had the resolve and guts to kick out!
    Slim picks Hans Clayton up, as he runs at him, trying to strike him right back down with a lariat, but Hans Clayton reverses, hitting another Pele Kick to Don Dada! With blood pouring from the nose of Hans Clayton, he now begins stomp at the back of Slim's head, before a sense of aggression comes over the face of Hans Clayton, as he turns Slim over, mounting him as he delivers unprotected forearms to the head of Slim, busting the champion wide open!

    He pulls Slim by his hair, putting his neck on the middle rope, forcing his face into the hard-camera, as a crimson mask comes over the current World Champion, as Hans Clayton then hooks Slim's waist, launching him across the ring with a German Suplex. Hans gets to his feet, signalling it's over, as Slim begins to stir, just running off on autopilot at this point...
    As Hans Clayton sets up the Clayton Clash, he pulls Slim into the air... But Slim begins to kick Hans' head, loosing his grip, as he frees himself, before staggering to his feet, pushing Hans back into the ropes, as he nails a Jumping Double Knee strike to The Leader! Slim immediately rolls backwards though, springing to his feet as he points at Hans Clayton, as Hans Clayton dares him to break it, with Slim just nailing a knee strike straight into the face of Clayton, knocking him backwards!


    Slim stands over Hans, dropping down into the cover, as he hooks the outside leg: 1... 2... 3-NO! HANS CLAYTON KICKS OUT AGAIN! Slim shakes his head now, as he now picks Hans Clayton up, hooking his arms, looking for an Essential Eliminator, but before he can get the arms hooked, Hans Clayton back drops him!
    Hans Clayton staggers around the ring, and as Slim charges at him, he is met with a dropkick from the champion, who kips up afterwards! With Slim down, this bloody filled encounter making the ring virutally red-all over, Hans Clayton leaves the ring, grabbing his Undisputed Championship as he brings it in the ring.
    Slim now lays on the mat, in front of Clayton, as Clayton shows him the gold, shit-talking Slim as he does so... "I'M THE CHAMPION! I'M THE LEADER! YOU ARE JUST AN OVERRATED PIECE OF GARBAGE, AND TONIGHT, I'M GONNA FINISH THIS AND EXPOSE YOU TO THE WORLD!" Hans Clayton now throws the belt to the side as it lands under the turnbuckle, as we are now over 25 minutes into this match. Hans Clayton now digs his fingers into where his forearm's busted Slim open, as the World Champion screams out in pain, Hans abusing it until he is forced to stop at the threat of a DQ from the official, as Clayton wants to beat Slim tonight.
    Hans Clayton now goes up to the top rope, lining it up perfectly, as he looks for the Spiral Tap... NOBODY HOME! Slim uses it to his advantage, working off of adrenaline to grasp Hans into a grapple, picking him up and dropping him down with a Last Chapter! He cannot cover immediately, as he lays on the mat, physically and, seemingly mentally worn out from this match, as both men do!

    Slim finally crawls into the cover, just barely able to drape himself over the champion: 1... 2... 3! HE-WAIT NO! HANS CLAYTON KICKED OUT! HE KICKED OUT AGAIN! Slim has thrown everything at Hans Clayton, and he just can't seem to put him down! Slim now sits on his knees, the blood still on his face, as neither of these men will give an inch here tonight.
    Slim now walks over to Hans, resting for a few seconds before he grabs the champion, who suddenly takes Slim down and begins to rain down punches! Hans Clayton will just not give up whatsoever here tonight! As he continues to rain down punches, he eventually slides off of Slim, once again going to the well, and nailing a Lionsault on Slim once again!
    Hans Clayton once again signals for the end, as he lifts Slim up once again for a Clayton Clash... But Slim once again kicks his head, allowing him to get free! Clayton just can't seem to hit the Clash to end the match! As Slim gets free, Hans Clayton, shakes off the head kicks and grabs both of Slim's arms... BEFORE HITTING AN INJUSTICE OF HIS OWN!

    Clayton follows up with a cover: 1... 2... 3-NO! Slim kicks out! Slim's own move could have been the one to put him out, but he kicked out just ahead of time! Hans Clayton stands to his feet, leaning on the ropes as he ponders what to do next, with him being unable to hit the Clayton Clash or Spiral Tap here tonight, coming up empty and losing momentum from it on both occasions.
    Hans backs into the corner, beginning to stalk Slim, as he begins to get to his feet. Clayton sprints at Slim, full steam ahead... BUT IS MET WITH A SPINNING BACK ELBOW FROM THE CHAMPION!

    Slim now gets to his feet, grabbing Hans Clayton up... Hooking his arms, and drops him insantly with an Essential Eliminator! Slim, picks him up again, hooking his arms as he stares into the hard camera, raising one arm to slash his throat, signalling the end...
    BUT CLAYTON REVERSES! CLAYTON SPINS OUT, WITH SLIM'S ARM TRAPPED IN HIS CLUTCHES! He puts Slim under his legs, looking to lift him for the Clayton Clash, but Slim ducks under, going inbetween Hans legs, ending up behind him as he lifts him up into ELECTRIC CHAIR... AND DROPS HIM DOWN WITH A LIGHTS OUT! THAT'S GOTTA BE IT!
    But, no. Slim doesn't go for the cover. Clayton is knocked out, as Slim sits in the corner. He stares hard at Hans Clayton, the thought of how close he was to losing that match comes into his head. Suddenly, anger is shown in the face of Don Dada, as he stands up, looking into the hard camera, as he points two guns at them.

    We don't know who he is talking to, until Hans Clayton begins to stir. A mixture of joy and shock comes over Slim, as Lights Out usually knocks people out, but the fight in Hans is strong. He now transitions the guns pointed at Hans Clayton, as he sprints at him, nailing the final blow into the reign of the Leader.

    A CURB STOMP! Slim goes into the cover: 1... 2... 3! It's over! It took an Essential Eliminator, a Lights Out, and finally a Curb Stomp to put Hans Clayton down, but Slim has done it. He is the Undisputed Champion here tonight after Judgement Day!
    Match Time: 32:11
    Slim is handed the belt, as he now holds both the BPZ World Championship and Undisputed Championship in his possession. Hans Clayton begins to stir, getting himself to his feet, as he now turns around, seeing the sight that he promised would not come. Slim as double champion.
    There is no hatred or anger in Hans' face, but a look of disappointment does come. An intense staredown between the two ends, with Slim offering a nod of the head, showing that Hans Clayton has earned his respect here tonight. Clayton nods back, telling Slim "I'll see you at SummerSlam", as he leaves the ring, giving the floor to now the BPZ Undisputed Champion of the World, Slim, as Judgement Day comes to an end.

    Or does it?
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    Slim got a reaction from Yelich in BPZ Judgement Day | BPZ Undisputed Championship: Hans Clayton (c) vs. Slim   
    And it is now time for our main event, as we have seen a thrilling night here in BrendenPlayz Wrestling, at Judgement Day. We have seen a new Death Rider added, along with Ex Machina booted from the group, and we have seen the unthinkable almost, as Jeremiah Flynn has joined The Creed. And now, in our main event, the two Alphas of Valor, the two major champions of BPZ will duke it out as Hans Clayton defends his Undisputed Championship against the World Champion, Slim, who looks to add his first Undisputed Championship and become the All-Powerful of BPZ...
     
    'Crutches, Crosses, Caskets' by Pusha T blasts through the arena, as the curtain is moved to the side, and Slim now makes his way onto the stage, a spiked jacket along with a "Le Champion" bandana covering his face. As the World Championship is strapped around his waist, he begins to walk down the ramp, reaching the ring as he gets into it, holding up the World Championship as boos rain down in Houston, with Slim taunting the crowd...

    115 blasts through the arena, as the crowd cheers, in favor of the Undisputed Champion here tonight... As Slim stares the stage down from the ring, Hans Clayton emerges out of the curtain, donning a mask here tonight with the BPZ Undisputed Championship around his waist, mocking Slim's pursuit of the mask of the Antichrist! Slim laughs, smirking from the ring as Hans Clayton stands on the stage, his arms outstretched.

    Hans Clayton walks down to the ring, as he gets in. Him and Slim get face-to-face, the tension between those two having been brewing for months, and tonight, it all comes to a head. As both champions raise their title, the ring announcer begins to announce the match, before they back into their corners, getting ready for the war that is ahead of them, as the bell rings, and we're off!


    HANS CLAYTON(C) VS. SLIM
    BPZ UNDISPUTED CHAMPIONSHIP
    As the bell rings, the crowd begins to buzz, the big-fight feel around this one. In many ways, this match will crown the true ace of Valor, the two men who have stood out since being drafted to the brand. As they lock up, Hans Clayton takes the early advantage, pushing Slim down into a headlock, as he cranks the head of Slim, who tries to reverse with a suplex, but Hans Clayton blocks.
    Slim pushes Hans Clayton off, as Clayton bounces off of the ropes, and Slim goes for a dropkick, but nobody's home, as Hans Clayton holds onto the ropes, and with Slim down on the ground, Hans Clayton wastes no time, nailing an Enzugiri to the head of Slim! Hans Clayton covers: 1... No! Slim kicks out at 1, as Hans Clayton continues to attack, hitting Slim with several closed fists to the face, punishing the World Champion as he retreats to the corner.
    As Hans Clayton charges at him, Slim moves, using Hans' momentum to force him into the corner. He then begins to stomp away at the midsection of Hans Clayton, before backing up, running at Hans and nailing a back elbow, before immediately following that up with an Enzugiri... But Hans Clayton responds with a headbutt, throwing Don Dada into the corner! Clayton then backs into the opposite corner, running at Slim, and hopping onto him... CAUGHT BY SLIM! Slim sets it up... JACKKNIFE NECKBREAKER!

    Slim covers the Undisputed Champion: 1... No! Hans Clayton kicks out at 1, as both men work their way back to a vertical base, feeling each other out as both men have hit some high impact moves early on. Slim now goes on the attack, immediately running at Hans, nailing him with a Bicycle Knee Strike, as he encloses the head of Hans in his grip, going for The Last Chapter... but Hans Clayton reverses out, sending Slim flying through the middle rope as The Godfather hits the barricade!
    As Slim holds his right shoulder, Hans Clayton begins to stir in the ring, shaking off the effect of the moves to the head he's taken so far. As Hans Clayton sees Slim making it to his feet on the outside, he pulls himself to his feet, before running and bouncing off of the opposite side of the ring...

    Pulling back his bow, speaking in a metaphor, Hans Clayton sprints, diving through the middle rope and completely wiping out Slim! Hans Clayton then mounts Slim, beginning to rain down right hands as he continues to brutalize his challenger, before he picks him up, throwing him into the steel steps!
    Hans Clayton follows Slim, grabbing him by his hair, and tossing him back into the ring. As Hans Clayton re-enters, with Slim laying on the canvas, he delivers a Leaping Knee Drop to the face of Slim, before following it up with stomps. As Slim begins to stir... Hans Clayton does a backflip, nailing Slim with a Pele Kick!

    Cover by Hans! 1... 2-NO! Slim kicks out at 2, as Hans Clayton now sets up another one, doing another backflip... BUT THIS TIME, SLIM CATCHES HIS LEG! Smashing his leg down onto the mat, Slim follows it up by trying to lock in the Death Penalty... But Hans Clayton is able to use his ability to reverse Slim into a roll-up! 1... 2... 
    NO! Hans Clayton nearly did it, and retained his title right there! Slim rolls out of the ring, trying to regroup on the outside, as Hans now smirks at him from the ring, taunting him as he sits down in the center of the ring. Slim runs in, trying to catch Hans off guard, but Hans is back to his feet, ducking a clothesline as he connects on a Kiwi Kick! Shades of James Ropati, as Slim falls out of the ring from the brutal impact!

    As Slim falls onto the floor from the Kiwi Kick from Hans Clayton, the champion realizes he needs to stay on the attack, as he peers at Slim from above in the ring, he grips onto the ropes, lining himself up as Slim crawls up using the announce table... AND HANS CLAYTON SPRINGBOARDS...
    AND CONNECTS!

    SPRINGBOARD FOREARM THROUGH THE TABLE! Both men are laid out on the outside, as the referee leaves the ring to check on the two men! Slim is motionless, as Hans Clayton gets back to a vertical stance, pulling the referee off of Slim, and pulling him to his feet as he looks to unleash punishment on the man who swore coming in that he was gonna "fuck him up".
    Hans Clayton throws Slim back into the ring, following pursuit, as Slim stumbles to his feet, and Hans Clayton throws him up onto his shoulders, and brings him down onto his knees with a Fireman's Carry Neckbreaker! Clayton into the cover: 1... 2... No! Slim kicks out, as Hans Clayton smiles, knowing that count is getting closer and closer with every second. With Slim down, still recovering from the punishment the God of War has inflicted on him, Hans Clayton heads to the top rope, looking for his signature 450 Splash... AND HITS!

    Instead of going for the cover, Hans Clayton immediately picks Slim up, knowing the 450 Splash won't be enough to put him away, as he now puts Slim onto the top rope, heading onto the second rope, clutching Slim's arm... As he nails him with an Avalanche Arm Drag!
    Slim stumbles to his feets, as Hans Clayton darts for him, attempting to clothesline him out of the ring, but Slim reverses with a knee to the gut, before sending Hans Clayton out of the ring, as he lands on his feet at ringside, but has seemingly no time to recover as Slim gains his second wind... sprinting at Hans Clayton with little regard for human life!

    As Slim & Hans both fall into the crowd from the dive, they both get to their feet, trying to outlast the other, as they begin trading right hands in the crowd, as Hans knees Slim in the gut, before bouncing his head off of the barricade, with the referee's count now reaching 5.
    Realizing he has to get the champion in the ring, Slim locks the waist of Hans Clayton, and delivers a thunderous German Suplex over the barricade, as Hans Clayton lands brutally on his shoulder/neck area! As Slim hops over the barricade, he grabs Clayton by his hair, rolling him into the ring at a 9 count. Slim immediately goes for the pin: 1... 2... NO! HANS CLAYTON KICKS OUT!
    Slim smirks at the champion, as he begins to shit-talk Clayton, the cameras picking it up. "I told you, you son-of-a-bitch. I told you that I was gonna fuck you up, and now look at you, you have no god damn idea where you're at! STAY DOWN!" Slim with a resounding slap to the face of Clayton, as he continues to do so, over and over again, before the champion responds with a headbutt! Working himself to his feet, he fires off right hand after right hand, as he bounces off of the ropes, NO! Slim caught him! Last Chapter incoming... CLAYTON REVERSES WITH A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! With Slim down, Hans Clayton runs at the ropes... Lionsault!

    Clayton covers: 1... 2... NO! Slim kicks out, as Clayton now responds with slaps of his own, taunting the challenger, mocking him as he rolls backwards, as Slim gets to his knees, Hans Clayton begins to fire off forearm after forearm to the face of the champion, continuing to brutalize his face, as now with Slim face-down on the canvas, blood begins to stain the canvas.
    Hans Clayton, looking at his forearm, which dons the blood of Don Dada, licks it off, the God of War heinous in his approach. Slim begins to crawl to the ropes, a war of attrition truly taking place here in the main event as we near 19 minutes. Clayton picks Slim up, taunting him, a firm grip on his hair, and Slim responds with a brutal Spinning Back Elbow, providing a sound of a 'CRACK' in the arena. Slim then grabs the back of Hans head, forcing it down as he raises his knee, connecting head-on!

    Hans Clayton falls to the mat, gripping his face as blood now pours out of the God of War's face! "This feud between this two men has been a game of one ups-manship, and this match here tonight truly reflects that, each man swinging harder than the other!" notes Sheepy on commentary, as Slim now makes it to his feet, moving the referee off Hans, as he now grabs both of Hans' arms, stomping at his face!
    The brutalization is evident, as Hans Clayton could potentially have a broken nose, and to make it even worse, after he's done, Slim peers at the hard camera, producing a sadistic smirk, as he now raises Hans up... AND SMASHES HIS KNEE INTO HIS FACE! INJUSTICE!

    A cover from Slim follows, as he seems confident, as the referee counts: 1... 2... 3-NO! CLAYTON KICKED OUT! "What the hell!" screams Sheepy on commentary, as the look of shock in Le Champion's face is evident, after all the assault to the face, Hans Clayton still had the resolve and guts to kick out!
    Slim picks Hans Clayton up, as he runs at him, trying to strike him right back down with a lariat, but Hans Clayton reverses, hitting another Pele Kick to Don Dada! With blood pouring from the nose of Hans Clayton, he now begins stomp at the back of Slim's head, before a sense of aggression comes over the face of Hans Clayton, as he turns Slim over, mounting him as he delivers unprotected forearms to the head of Slim, busting the champion wide open!

    He pulls Slim by his hair, putting his neck on the middle rope, forcing his face into the hard-camera, as a crimson mask comes over the current World Champion, as Hans Clayton then hooks Slim's waist, launching him across the ring with a German Suplex. Hans gets to his feet, signalling it's over, as Slim begins to stir, just running off on autopilot at this point...
    As Hans Clayton sets up the Clayton Clash, he pulls Slim into the air... But Slim begins to kick Hans' head, loosing his grip, as he frees himself, before staggering to his feet, pushing Hans back into the ropes, as he nails a Jumping Double Knee strike to The Leader! Slim immediately rolls backwards though, springing to his feet as he points at Hans Clayton, as Hans Clayton dares him to break it, with Slim just nailing a knee strike straight into the face of Clayton, knocking him backwards!


    Slim stands over Hans, dropping down into the cover, as he hooks the outside leg: 1... 2... 3-NO! HANS CLAYTON KICKS OUT AGAIN! Slim shakes his head now, as he now picks Hans Clayton up, hooking his arms, looking for an Essential Eliminator, but before he can get the arms hooked, Hans Clayton back drops him!
    Hans Clayton staggers around the ring, and as Slim charges at him, he is met with a dropkick from the champion, who kips up afterwards! With Slim down, this bloody filled encounter making the ring virutally red-all over, Hans Clayton leaves the ring, grabbing his Undisputed Championship as he brings it in the ring.
    Slim now lays on the mat, in front of Clayton, as Clayton shows him the gold, shit-talking Slim as he does so... "I'M THE CHAMPION! I'M THE LEADER! YOU ARE JUST AN OVERRATED PIECE OF GARBAGE, AND TONIGHT, I'M GONNA FINISH THIS AND EXPOSE YOU TO THE WORLD!" Hans Clayton now throws the belt to the side as it lands under the turnbuckle, as we are now over 25 minutes into this match. Hans Clayton now digs his fingers into where his forearm's busted Slim open, as the World Champion screams out in pain, Hans abusing it until he is forced to stop at the threat of a DQ from the official, as Clayton wants to beat Slim tonight.
    Hans Clayton now goes up to the top rope, lining it up perfectly, as he looks for the Spiral Tap... NOBODY HOME! Slim uses it to his advantage, working off of adrenaline to grasp Hans into a grapple, picking him up and dropping him down with a Last Chapter! He cannot cover immediately, as he lays on the mat, physically and, seemingly mentally worn out from this match, as both men do!

    Slim finally crawls into the cover, just barely able to drape himself over the champion: 1... 2... 3! HE-WAIT NO! HANS CLAYTON KICKED OUT! HE KICKED OUT AGAIN! Slim has thrown everything at Hans Clayton, and he just can't seem to put him down! Slim now sits on his knees, the blood still on his face, as neither of these men will give an inch here tonight.
    Slim now walks over to Hans, resting for a few seconds before he grabs the champion, who suddenly takes Slim down and begins to rain down punches! Hans Clayton will just not give up whatsoever here tonight! As he continues to rain down punches, he eventually slides off of Slim, once again going to the well, and nailing a Lionsault on Slim once again!
    Hans Clayton once again signals for the end, as he lifts Slim up once again for a Clayton Clash... But Slim once again kicks his head, allowing him to get free! Clayton just can't seem to hit the Clash to end the match! As Slim gets free, Hans Clayton, shakes off the head kicks and grabs both of Slim's arms... BEFORE HITTING AN INJUSTICE OF HIS OWN!

    Clayton follows up with a cover: 1... 2... 3-NO! Slim kicks out! Slim's own move could have been the one to put him out, but he kicked out just ahead of time! Hans Clayton stands to his feet, leaning on the ropes as he ponders what to do next, with him being unable to hit the Clayton Clash or Spiral Tap here tonight, coming up empty and losing momentum from it on both occasions.
    Hans backs into the corner, beginning to stalk Slim, as he begins to get to his feet. Clayton sprints at Slim, full steam ahead... BUT IS MET WITH A SPINNING BACK ELBOW FROM THE CHAMPION!

    Slim now gets to his feet, grabbing Hans Clayton up... Hooking his arms, and drops him insantly with an Essential Eliminator! Slim, picks him up again, hooking his arms as he stares into the hard camera, raising one arm to slash his throat, signalling the end...
    BUT CLAYTON REVERSES! CLAYTON SPINS OUT, WITH SLIM'S ARM TRAPPED IN HIS CLUTCHES! He puts Slim under his legs, looking to lift him for the Clayton Clash, but Slim ducks under, going inbetween Hans legs, ending up behind him as he lifts him up into ELECTRIC CHAIR... AND DROPS HIM DOWN WITH A LIGHTS OUT! THAT'S GOTTA BE IT!
    But, no. Slim doesn't go for the cover. Clayton is knocked out, as Slim sits in the corner. He stares hard at Hans Clayton, the thought of how close he was to losing that match comes into his head. Suddenly, anger is shown in the face of Don Dada, as he stands up, looking into the hard camera, as he points two guns at them.

    We don't know who he is talking to, until Hans Clayton begins to stir. A mixture of joy and shock comes over Slim, as Lights Out usually knocks people out, but the fight in Hans is strong. He now transitions the guns pointed at Hans Clayton, as he sprints at him, nailing the final blow into the reign of the Leader.

    A CURB STOMP! Slim goes into the cover: 1... 2... 3! It's over! It took an Essential Eliminator, a Lights Out, and finally a Curb Stomp to put Hans Clayton down, but Slim has done it. He is the Undisputed Champion here tonight after Judgement Day!
    Match Time: 32:11
    Slim is handed the belt, as he now holds both the BPZ World Championship and Undisputed Championship in his possession. Hans Clayton begins to stir, getting himself to his feet, as he now turns around, seeing the sight that he promised would not come. Slim as double champion.
    There is no hatred or anger in Hans' face, but a look of disappointment does come. An intense staredown between the two ends, with Slim offering a nod of the head, showing that Hans Clayton has earned his respect here tonight. Clayton nods back, telling Slim "I'll see you at SummerSlam", as he leaves the ring, giving the floor to now the BPZ Undisputed Champion of the World, Slim, as Judgement Day comes to an end.

    Or does it?
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    Slim reacted to BobdaBomb in The BPZ Pizza Place (Slammy Award Winning)   
    BPZ PIZZA PLACE SEASON 2 EPISODE 11: “Never Forget”

    We see yet another episode of BPZ Pizza Place kick off as we see none other than the man himself Brenden kick off the episode. He is not anywhere we have seen him before as he is under a pavilion in some park. Something seems a bit off as everything seems to be a bit fuzzy, eventually we figure out what is going on as we hear a voice come from behind Brenden, Keeley’s voice.

    Keeley: Having trouble coming up with words? 
    Brenden: I guess you can say that. I just feel like I should not be the one talking.
    Keeley: Bren, we both made mistakes. It’s not your fault ok?
    Brenden: That’s the thing though I am still here, you're not.
    A tear runs down the cheek of Brenden who even in his dreams is feeling pain here. Not like a bee sting though much more like a broken heart, a broken will. Brenden though does not turn around to look at Keeley instead continues to look forward.

    Keeley: Hun that’s not your fault. That shooting was not your fault.
    Brenden: I know but it feels that way. I don’t know what to say though.
    Keeley: Brenden you always find those words, I am not worried. I’m dead, why would I be.
    Keeley would then put her hand on the shoulder of Brenden as he begins to sob. Brenden clearly still is not over the death of his wife as even in a dream she brings him to tears. Brenden would then begin to talk once more just managing to get words out.

    Brenden: I just...I...don’t know.
    Keeley: You’ll figure it out, I know you will. I love you Brenden, even if you don’t think so.
    Brenden: But what if…
    Brenden would turn around to look at Keeley but she would be gone nowhere to be seen. Brenden would then see his surroundings around him slowly turn dark one by one and by the end of it finds himself back in his jail cell just sitting there on his bed. The scene would then slowly fade away as the episode rolls on.

    We see Sameer and Bailey in a truck together driving, Bailey has a baseball bat with him laying across the backseat. Sameer has a scowl across his face as it is clear what time it is. Sameer and Bailey are on their way to Ropati’s home. The sun is barely coming up now as the headlights on the truck are still on but barely seen. We eventually see the two arrive as they pull into the driveway. Ropati’s truck is still there as we see Sameer with a devious grin. Sameer would begin to talk as the two exit the truck and make their way to the front door.

    Sameer: This dickhead is about to die bro and I am here for it. Fuck Ropati. Man about to get these hands, and those hands second time around.
    We see the two approach the door Bailey baseball bat in hand. Sameer grabs the door knob before opening the door, which was seemingly unlocked. As the door opens the smell of alcohol seeps out and Sameer coughs. We see Bailey then walk in looking around but we don’t see either Nebakos or Ropati anywhere  around. Bailey would begin to smash some pictures and some other states throughout the house as they made their way through. We would see the two men then walk down a shallow hallway as there is a door open on the right as the two approach it.

    As Bailey looks around the corner into the door sure enough we see Ropati out cold clearly passed out from drinking too much as beer bottles and cans are spread out around the room. We see a grin appear on the face of Bailey as he walks over to the passed out Ropati, hitting him in the hand with the baseball as Ropati screams rolling off the bed holding his hand. He looks around the room in shock as we see both Sameer and Bailey begin to beatdown on Ropati, Sameer stomping on him as Bailey continues to beat on him with the baseball bat. Eventually we would see Sameer grab Ropati holding him upright as Bailey would hit Ropati with the baseball bat one last time right in the side of the head knocking him out cold and busting him open.

    Bailey: And that is the ball game folks.
    Suddenly we hear a man cough as he appears at the door, it’s Uncle Neb. He is standing there with a pistol in his hands as Bailey and Sameer turn to him, Ropati dropping to the floor out cold. Uncle Neb would begin to laugh at both Bailey and Sameer moving the aim of the gun back and forth between the two men, and we then hear him begin to talk.

    Nebakos: Nah nah nah, that’s strike three ninja.
    Before we could see Neb shoot though Bailey would toss the baseball bat at him hitting him in the face. Neb would shoot but it would miss as Sameer and Bailey got extremely lucky. We see Bailey then spear Uncle Neb as we hear a snap. Uncle Neb is on the ground now as well out cold as we see Bailey and Sameer look down in shock. The two would then rush out clearly not knowing what the hell just happened. As the two arrive at the truck though we hear Sameer begin to talk as Bailey begins to drive off.

    Sameer: Who the fuck was that boomer?
    We see Bailey laugh as the two seemingly accomplished their goal by beating Ropati’s ass but might have gone too far it seems. The scene would eventually cut away to a new setting as we cut to something much more laid back and normal.

    As we cut to a small diner one we have seemingly seen before, we see Julius sitting down a bit dressed up as he is clearly excited and ready for his “date” with Sarah here today. We eventually see the door swing open as none other than Sarah walks in, she clearly has a bit of makeup on and is dressed up for the occasion in a hot pink dress. She would come sit down at the booth with Julius as she begins to talk to him.

    Sarah: Well you look quite dapper today Jules. Quite surprised, been a while since I have seen you like this.
    Julius: Trust me I am always looking good, like real life Shrek.
    Sarah: Well if that’s the case am I allowed in your swamp Jules?
    Julius: You’ve seen my swamp don’t know you can handle it anymore though.
    Sarah: Oh, I think I can though.
    We would then see a waitress come up to the table, we can tell we have seen her before but when she was much younger. She is a larger black lady as she seems to recognize the two. She would smile as she begins to talk to them.

    Waitress: Boy do we love to see your first daters end up together, seems to be the magic of this place. How long have you two been married? I remember you two from way back.
    Sarah: No no no, we aren’t married.
    The waitress would then look over to Julius dropping her glasses down a bit and looking at Julius with a disappointed look. Julius would be a bit confused as the waitress would let out a bit of a chuckle before slapping Julius upside the head.

    Waitress: The hell a matter with you boy! How long is it gonna take you to put a ring on this fine thing's finger huh? What you waiting for?
    We would see Julius look a bit embarrassed with Sarah looking at him and laughing as the waitress looks down at him. Julius would not know what to say as he does not want to bring up KENJI or anything like that as he doesn't want to be called out again.

    Julius: Can we just get some food?
    Sarah: Yeah that’s what I was thinking too. Could use a bite to eat.
    A bright smile appears on the face of Sarah as the waitress turns to her with a smile of her own. Julius would simply shake his head as the waitress turns her full attention to Sarah simply ignoring Julius. The waitress would then begin to talk clearly loving Sarah, Julius well not so much as he ain't propose yet.
    Waitress: Oh we will fill you right up darlin what can I get for ya?

    We would then go on to see Sarah begin to give her order as Julius watches, a bit annoyed but a smile still on his face. The scene would then slowly fade away as the date continues on but we cut back to the scene where we saw the fight between Bailey, Sameer, Ropati, and Uncle Nebakos at their home.

    As we cut back to the home of Ropati we see Uncle Neb getting back to his feet. We see Ropati sitting on the bed with an ice pack on his head. Uncle Neb begins to smile as Ropati looks confused, Uncle Neb would make his way over to Ropati sitting on the bed holding his back. We would then see Uncle Neb put his arm around the shoulder on Ropati and smile. Ropati would begin to talk clearly confused by what is going on.

    Ropati: Uncle Neb why the fuck you so happy? We just got our ass kicked.
    Uncle Neb: Well kid let’s just say a couple of fists will hurt you for a day, but money and money used the right way...now that...that can hurt someone for a long time.
    We then see Uncle Neb pull out his phone and walk out the door as Ropati sits there still looking confused. Uncle Neb though with a bit of a smile on his face as he seemed to be fine from the fall earlier and ready to make some moves and make Sameer and Bailey suffer. The scene then cuts away to another new location.

    We see Hans as he is sitting at home on his couch. We see him pull out his phone and begin to dial a number clearly not too happy about it but he goes through with it. We hear the phone ring for a bit as clearly Hans does not look amused and is wanting to get it over with. Eventually we hear someone pick up and it’s none other than Toxik.

    Toxik: Hans why are you calling me you stupid mother fucker?
    Hans: Why did you pick up?
    Toxik: Fuck you. Why did you call?
    We would see Hans just shake his head as he just cuts to the chase not trying to stick in this call any longer than he has to be. We see Hans rub his face before talking to Toxik once again as he begins to tell him why he called him.

    Hans: Listen I know we've been beefin lately and that’s fine if you hate me. But can we just put it on pause for the funeral. Like out of respect for Keeley bro.
    Toxik: Fine. I got more respect for her anyways you stupid cunt.
    We then hear the phone ring up as Toxik hangs up on Hans immediately after finishing the call. Hans would just look down at his phone shaking his head once more. He would then switch apps as we see him get off the couch and look straight into the camera. Holding up his phone to reveal the app none other than Raid Shadow Legends.

    Hans: Forget everything you think you know about mobile games, because one of the most ambitious RPG projects of 2019 has just been released, and it's going to change everything. Introducing RAID SHADOW LEGENDS! Playing Raid is the most immersive experience you'll find on a smartphone, and it can only really be compared with the biggest PC and Console titles. THE GAME IS TOTALLY FREE. It has all the features you'd expect from a brand new RPG title: Amazing storyline, awesome 3D Graphics, giant boss fights, PVP battles, and HUNDREDS of champions to collect and customize. I never expected to get this level of performance out of a mobile game. Look how crazy the level of detail is on these Champions! If you download Raid with the link in the description you will get 50,000 silver and a brand new epic hero! So download it and become one of 16 million other players!
    The scene would then fade out with Hans still looking into the camera holding his phone up with the app open. We would then transition to the school as we jump to Arrow once again this time he is with his girlfriend Paris though.

    As we cut to the high school we see Arrow and Paris walking down the hallway as right behind them we see Icon and he is clearly checking out Paris from behind. Neither Arrow or Paris would know that he is there as they are just holding hands walking down the hallway. Eventually though we would see Icon slap Paris’ ass before walking in front of the two. Arrow would yell at Icon as he looks back at him with a smile clearly not caring.

    Arrow: Bro, I am going to fuck you up!
    Arrow would go to attack Icon but Paris would hold him back. Paris would look at Icon clearly annoyed before she would grab Arrow and press him up against the lockers, Arrow looks shocked as we see Paris begin to press up on him kissing him. Icon would have a bit of an awkward look before walking off, Paris would smile as Arrow seemingly has no complaints. The scene would then cut away as we head to much later in the day at the Pizza Place.

    We would see none other than Bart and Arius in the back of the Pizza Place, in the walk in. We see Arius walk over to the door and lock it. Bart would smile biting his lip as Arius would press up against him similar to what we saw with Paris and Arrow. As the two begin to kiss the camera stays up high not recording what is going on below.

    The scene would then quickly cut to the outside as we see Meko. He looks to go open the door before we hear noises come from the inside. Meko would look toward the camera clearly confused and disgusted. He would then tell the camera man to follow him as they would head into the phone room getting away from the noise.

    Meko: They fucking on top of the croutons. Man, I just wanted a nice salad. Fuck sake man.
    We then see a tear roll down the face of Meko as he clearly really wanted some croutons for his salad but unless he wants some ranch on the side it doesn't look like he is going to get any. Meko would then walk off back to the bar no doubt to get a drink as the scene cuts away.

    As we cut to our final scene of the episode we see Sameer driving through Portland. He is in the darker parts of the cities everything a bit more run down. He seems to have been here most of the day as he has cups of coffee or should we say empty cups of coffee spread across the floor of the car. Sameer would rub his eyes for a moment as he continues to look up and down the alleyways. After a bit of time Sameer begins to talk to himself.

    Sameer: C’mon Sheri where you at kid?
    Eventually we hear a scream, Sameer would look to his right and sure enough it is Sheridan. She is being cornered by a larger man though as clearly he does not have good intentions. Sameer would quickly put his car in park before rushing out and running toward the altercation. As the bigger man turns around Sameer jumps on top of his smashing his head into the alleyway before beginning to pummel away. Sameer would continue punching for a good while before we see Sheridan eventually try to pull him off. Sameer would shrug her off though.

    Sheridan would then begin to cry once again begging for Sameer to stop. Eventually Sameer would come to his senses as he looks down at the man who is coughing up blood. Sameer would then get off of him, going to help Sheridan up but notices his hands covered in blood. Sheridan would get back to her feet on her own as Sameer talks to her clearly emotional.

    Sameer: I’m sorry, I just don’t like seeing you getting hurt or even the idea of that happening. Too many fucking times I have sat back and let you down. I don't want to let you down again.
    Sheridan would begin to cry as the two begin to hug in the middle of the alley. Sheridan resting her head on the chest of Sameer just sobbing. The two would just stand there embraced in the alley way for who knows how long. The episode would then come to close slowly fading out from the two until showing the city from above. We now get ready for the Season 2 Finale coming next.

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    NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 - Night 7

    Main Show
    NJ Cup Quarter Finals
    Hiromu Takahashi vs Tomohiro Ishii

    This was a very good match, started off hectic and fast, both guys just slapping the shit out of each other with Ishii coming out on top, then dominating Hiromu for a solid few minutes, slowing the pace of the match down and just working on him for a little bit; and after a fast start they did slow it down during the middle portion of the match quite a bit, but not to the point where the match got boring. Hiromu worked to suit Ishii’s style very well and it resulted in a very good match, but I don’t know, I think this is one of those matches that really would’ve benefited from having a crowd here, as they did so much awesome shit here, especially in the striking department with Hiromu constantly just getting batted on by Ishii and coming back for more.. Then the finishing stretch was good old fantastic sequences, and surprisingly enough, Ishii became the second ever person after Will Ospreay to kick out of the Time Bomb, a pretty shocking moment in the match. After this, there was just more striking action, and the result was extremely satisfying with a decisive ending. Overall a great way to kick the show off.
    Rating - ****1/4
     
    NJ Cup Quarter Finals
    EVIL vs YOSHI-HASHI

    So it seems that YOSHI-HASHI’s injury was legit (I think), what a fucking champ, so from that it was quite easy to tell who was gonna win this one, if it wasn’t easy enough. But there’s not much to say about this one, it lasted about two minutes and it consisted of: EVIL smacking YH with a chair, EVIL constantly attacking YH’s injured leg, and then locking in a submission for the rest of the match until the referee stopped it. Don’t bother watching this one unless you like seeing YOSHI-HASHI get killed.
    Rating - *1/2 
     
    Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito) vs CHAOS (Hirooki Goto & SHO) & Yuya Uemura

    Probably the best 6 man tag of the few that I’ve seen so far, just a whole lot of action with your typical LIJ heel tactics mixed in. Unfortunately this was basically just filler, nothing to hype up any upcoming matches seeing as no one in this match is in the Cup anymore, but besides that it was a good match, a whole lot of action and everyone looked good here, even the young lion.
    Rating - ***
     
    NJ Cup Quarter Finals
    Kazuchika Okada vs Taiji Ishimori

    Very solid match, started off a bit slow as do most Okada matches but it built itself up and by the end it was actually pretty damn good; typical Bullet Club shenanigans happened right of the bat with Gedo coming out and smacking Okada with a wrench, standard stuff but it wasn’t overused in the match, happened maybe like one other time aside from this, which I liked because it evened the match out quite a bit, letting Taiji look like a legitimate threat in this match, as Okada would dominate before this point. Ishimori really impressed here, being able to pull out some fantastic moves like a great looking La Mistica into a Yes Lock (crossface for you non Bryan fans) and nearly even getting the win with multiple Bloody Cross attempts, which none of them worked, but hey at least he gets some points for effort. Overall though I think this match could’ve been a lot better honestly, it wasn’t bad, but considering that both of these guys are world class wrestlers, I don’t think they lived up to that potential, they could’ve easily made this match better by making Taiji look good without needing Gedo to attack Okada, but that’s really my only complaint about this one, still very good and you should definitely watch it.
    Rating - ***3/4 
     
    NJ Cup Quarter Finals
    SANADA vs Taichi

    This was just your standard Taichi match, started off slow, somewhat kept that pace throughout, and the match mostly played to Taichi’s strengths, letting him pace himself in the ring without letting the match get boring, and after what’s already happened in the Cup, this could’ve been anyone’s win. It wasn’t until around half way through the match when they started pulling out all of the big moves, but even then they didn’t perform that many, they just wrestled at the same iconic Taichi pace, and the big moves actually felt like they could end the match at any time due to this, they didn’t spam signature after signature, they waited for the perfect moment to hit it, and the moves felt like they had more impact because of this. There was also some slight interference here from Kanemaru, not as hectic as Gedo’s from the match previous, but it was still there, but he didn’t really do much even when the ref was down and out on the floor, aside from hotshot SANADA’s face onto the ropes, he was more just there as a distraction, unlike the interferences I’ve seen previously which were just all out assaults. I also appreciate how there wasn’t as much Skull End spamming as there was last show, he only did it like three times here, which I suppose is fine. Overall very solid match, I suggest you give this one a watch, just needed some more action to make it better.
    Rating - ***1/2
     
    Verdict
    I don’t think this is the best show thus far, aside from EVIL vs YH this was an extremely solid card, one great match and two pretty good ones put this one just below the last one, as I think that one does have a tad bit more quality to it, however I will give this show the same rating as the last one, I think that the main event just wasn’t as good, and EVIL vs YH does bring the rating down just a little bit, but Ishii vs Hiromu is in contention for match of the tournament so far as that was very good, and while the last two matches did disappoint just a little bit, they were by no means bad, and you should definitely give both of them a watch, overall a good show, hopefully the next one will be better, and looking at the line up, I think it will be the best one yet.
     
    OVERALL - 6.8/10
     
    NJPW Shows Ranked
    1: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 - Night 6
    2: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 - Night 7
    3: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 - Night 2
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    NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 - Night 6

    I know i’ve just skipped like 10 other shows but bare with me, this is the first time I’ve woken up this early since night 2.
     
    Main Show
    NJ Cup Second Round
    BUSHI vs YOSHI-HASHI

    Not really much to say about this one other than it was pretty much your average brawl, there wasn’t really anything of note that made this stand out other than the fact that YOSHI-HASHI nearly killed himself at the start, completely fucking his leg up, but other than that the rest of the match was just standard brawling action, nothing more and nothing less. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if YOSHI-HASHI can’t compete next match, but he looked to be fine other than a bit of limping on his leg, so maybe he’s alright, who knows, hopefully he’s fine. Now what more do I say about the match, nothing really, it was just a fine brawl, watch if you want but you won’t miss anything if you skip it. Now I have nothing really left to say about this one, so I’m just gonna ramble on for a bit to see if people are actually reading this and if they can spot this, and if you have spotted this then good on you as you have gained my respect; now do you guys shit before you shower, or shit after you shower. Because shitting before you shower kinda hit different, lets you clean your ass in the shower, and you don’t contract germs when sitting on the toilet seat after cleansing, but like shitting after you shower, you get to place those sweet clean cheeks on the toilet seat and let it all out right after a lovely chilled shower, let me know what you guys think of this.
    Rating - **3/4
     
    NJ Cup Second Round
    SANADA vs SHO

    A very good match which was expected from these two, it started off pretty strong with a nice pace, and kept that pace all the way until the end of the match, so it was a nice consistent match throughout, not once did it feel like it dragged at all, it was some really solid stuff. Coming into this one, the winner may have seemed obvious considering the two in the match, but you wouldn’t know that from the way they booked SHO to look in this match, he was an absolute beast here, and in my eyes overshadowed SANADA (which he was bound to do anyway because it’s SHO, just take a look at the man) and he came out of this one still looking pretty damn strong; however I do think that towards the end of the match, the finisher reversals were getting quite a bit much, especially after SHO gets out of like five different Skull End attempts, but it was still a very good match, so other than little nitpicky things like that, I can’t really take that much away from this one, maybe a few more minutes would’ve helped, but overall really good stuff from both of these guys. I do however think that this could’ve taken the main event spot, while I did enjoy EVIL vs Goto, I don’t think it should’ve been the main event over this great match, even if the two do have history together.
    Rating - ****
     
    Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito) vs CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) & Yota Tsuji

    Again just another standard 6 man tag, nothing very revolutionary here, started out with typical Yano antics, chasing Hiromu around with what I assume was a bag full of COVID-19, just some basic stuff; then a good portion of the match was just a beatdown on the young lion, pretty boring, all that happened here was just the members of LIJ tagging themselves in and beating Tsuji up, and then occasionally all three members would get in and attack Yano and Ishii. The match would eventually start to pick up towards the end, but it didn't get very far, overall just basic stuff used to set up tomorrow’s Hiromu vs Ishii, nothing you really need to watch but nothing bad either.
    Rating - **3/4
     
    NJ Cup Second Round
    Kota Ibushi vs Taichi

    This match was pretty good, in my opinion not as good as the SHO vs SANADA match earlier on the card, but it was still a very solid bout, started off a bit slow which I didn’t really find all too interesting, wasn’t too much action going on here so I started drifting off a bit, but it did get better towards the end, with both guys pulling out all of their big moves during the finishing stretch of the match. I did like the addition of ZSJ and Tanahashi at ringside, they really added to the match and I think it would’ve lacked a bit more if they weren’t there interfering in the match, it did add some character to the match and made it stand out from all of the others, because while the action that was in the ring was still fairly solid, I think it didn’t reach its potential though, it was more focused around Taichi, and both of these guys played to his strengths, instead of letting Ibushi go all out psycho shit mode; but I suppose I can appreciate that, not all matches have to be 5 star classics and I don’t expect a performer like Taichi to be pulling those out constantly. One thing I can’t complain about though is Taichi winning again! Man came in as the underdog two times now and he won both times, can’t wait to see him hopefully beat SANADA tomorrow, but I honestly doubt that will happen (fuck SANADA).
    Rating - ***3/4
     
    NJ Cup Second Round
    EVIL vs Hirooki Goto

    Very solid stuff here between these two, much better than I had ever anticipated considering I’m not the biggest fan of Goto, but this match certainly delivered in terms of hype and being solid, right from the beginning it was just a very good brawl, they didn’t even wait to get into the ring to start battling, and after that it was mainly the same deal as something like SANADA vs SHO, the pace of the match was pretty consistent throughout, and there weren’t really any dull moments with no action in, which is what worried me the most coming into this match, that there’d be more stalling than action but thankfully I was proved wrong. It was just your typical stiff strike fest, but a pretty damn good one at that; and while I don’t think that this match should’ve got the main event, it was still solid, it was one of those matches where the winner wasn’t very obvious which I liked, either one of these guys could have got the win here and I honestly wouldn’t have minded either of them. Something that this match could’ve done better is adding a few more minutes of action, because this really started to get good towards the end, and even though it was already nearly 20 minutes long, a few more to add to that could’ve solidified this match a must watch great, but overall some good stuff, nothing amazing, but still worth a watch.
    Rating - ***3/4
     
    Verdict
    This was a better show than the one I watched previously, there were no objectively bad matches here, the only one that’s somewhat skippable is YOSHI-HASHI vs BUSHI, and of course the tag match if you don’t really care for those, but as a whole this was pretty damn solid, there were two pretty good matches in the last two, and the match of the night which was a great match between SANADA and SHO, overall this show is worth a watch in my opinion, and I’ll try watch all of the others after the one tomorrow, so I can get a full review series on this years’ entire New Japan Cup before I can then do Dominion, and maybe even the G1 if I don’t drop this series by then.
     
    OVERALL - 6.8/10
    NJPW Shows Ranked
    1: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 - Night 6
    2: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 - Night 2
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    Wrestling Show Reviews by Amai
     
    This is my third and possibly final review series that I have been planning to do alongside games and music, as I have already been doing this on a different page, so I decided to bring it over to the forums, and hopefully it will go down well as this is probably my speciality when it comes to reviews. Anyway let’s just get straight into the first one, just getting the hang of things so here’s a short but sweet one. I will be rating every match and in ring/important segment on the card, describing it in detail, before then summarising the whole thing in a paragraph at the end
     
    NXT Takeover: New Orleans


    NXT North American Ladder Match

    This match may just be my favourite WWE match of all time, and I’m not much of a sucker for spot fests, considering what recent times have done to them, but this one is absolutely fantastic, it had the perfect amount of everything to make it a balanced match. 
    I did have my doubts going into this one considering Sullivan & Dain were in it, as well as EC3 and Ricochet who were just making their debuts and had no build, but they all looked absolutely fantastic here, each getting their own time to shine with unique spots; especially Ricochet who came out looking like the man of the match in this one, at the time I wasn’t too keen on Cole winning, but I can at least see now why they did it, he was a pretty good inaugural champion and this was the perfect crowning moment to kick off the show. Definitely a perfect match in my eyes, couldn’t possibly get better.
    Rating - *****
     
    NXT Women’s Championship
    Ember Moon(C) vs Shayna Baszler

    This was arguably the weakest point of the entire show, but it was by no means a bad match, just overshadowed by everything else that was great. These two women had some good psychology throughout, and the story told here was pretty good too: Ember Moon trying to overcome the immortal beast that was Shayna, it was all done to a very high standard, the limb work, the popping of the shoulder, the emotion behind Ember falling asleep and dropping the title to the monster, it was all great, with the highlight of the match obviously being the eclipse to the outside, that looked very good. But there was something missing to this one, Ember looked a bit sloppy at times, just made the action feel unnatural, and Shayna definitely outshined her here, but overall not too bad, could’ve been better though. But obviously you have to cut them some slack because they did have to go on after that chaotic ladder match, there was no way they were going to outdo that.
    Rating - ***½
     
    NXT Tag Titles
    Undisputed Era (O’Reilly & Cole)(C) vs Dunne & Strong vs AOP

    Personally, I preferred this match to the women’s one, I think that this one was far more action packed, and even though the storytelling here may have not been as good, there was still far more substance here, everything from Cole being laid out for most of the match, to Kyle O’Reilly being Kyle O’Reilly, to the shocking heel turn at the end. I feel like this match is criminally underrated, with the fast paced quality of the match forgotten because this was the match that Roddy turned heel, and that’s all that’s important. Anyway, all three teams looked great here, with the standouts being Kyle & Roddy, both guys played their roles fantastically well. There’s not really much else to say about this match, while it was good and underrated, it wasn’t great, so I’ll give it a good rating.
    Rating - ***¾
     
    NXT Championship
    Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas(C) vs Aleister Black

    This match was very good, unfortunately overshadowed by the other two phenomenal matches, but that doesn’t take away from the sheer quality here. Black looked like a monster with his wide array of strikes, and Andrade did a good job playing the cheap heel character that he perfected throughout the past year. This was a perfect mix of high-flying spotfest action and stiff hard hitting action. The finishing stretch was done really well, Zelina always using her tactics to help Andrade win, but this time it backfired, allowing Aleister Black to take advantage and pin Andrade off a Black Mass to win his first and so far only title in WWE, all things said and done this was a very good match, just too bad it was on the same card as the the ladder match & Ciampa vs Gargano.
    Rating - ****¼
     
    Unsanctioned Match
    Tommaso Ciampa vs Johnny Gargano

    This match was fantastic, everything here was done to absolute perfection and I loved every second of it despite the entire match lasting nearly 40 minutes. It was nothing like today’s NXT main events which are just kickout fests; it was slow paced, they wore each other down as the fight went on, picking up the speed of the match the closer they got to the end, only did a few spots that were effective enough but nothing too crazy. And not to mention the storytelling here, especially towards the finishing stretch, was phenomenal in my opinion: Ciampa attempting to make Gargano feel sorry for him, trying to become friends again, only for Ciampa to try and stab Johnny in the back again, only for Johnny to capitalise and use Ciampa’s own knee brace against him,  it was all done extremely well. Without a doubt the best match of their feud and I definitely agree with Dave’s score for this match
    Rating - *****
     
    Overall this was a phenomenal show, one of the best wrestling shows of all time, and I will stand by that until the day I die. There is just so much quality to this show, and maybe there are two matches that don’t live up to the quality of the others, but then the other three matches are there to push that rating back up to make the show perfectly balanced, and that balance is what NXT nailed perfectly this show, something that I don’t think they’ve ever done since. One of my favourite wrestling shows I’ve ever watched, and that will never change.
     
    OVERALL - 10/10
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    Slim reacted to Ropati in Ring.   
    It's the day of BPZ Press Conference for the first round of the King of the Ring Tournament live on the BPZ Neecework and live from Milan, Italy. We'd then see Ropati walk into frame in a buttoned up black shirt and trousers. Ropati would take a set as the camera flashes would reflect off his sunglasses. He'd adjust the microphone in front of him before he took a large sip of water and singled for the first question to be asked. 

    Manny Moleman: BPZ Commentaries "James in the first round of the King of the Ring tournament you face off against the only former winner in the tournament in Natedog your thoughts?" 
    "What do you mean my thoughts? Have you not paid attention to anything I've said since the draw? Those were my thoughts you dumbass, I already talked about how Nate is Mr KOTR and how he knows what it takes to go the whole way in the tournament. So if you want my answer to your question then just do a quick google search of what I've said since the draw and you'll get your answer Manny. Also is Moleman a real last name? or did you make it up to seem quirky or some shit? Either way it sucks but I'm curious." 
    Ben Dover: Inside Scoop "Let's look forward into the future for a second Ropati, If you beat Natedog in the first round you'll move on to face either Echo Wilson or Epic in the second round do you have preference in who wins that match?"
    "I'll be perfectly honest with you Ben I don't give two shits about who wins that match. Both men are incredible competitors, Epic's a former NXT champion and he was endorsed by my former brother Julius. Then you have Echo a former Universal champion and Premium Champion. Both men are incredibly talented so they'll both put up a challenge against me. Not that it matters who I face however, because all it takes is one Kiwi Kick."
    Adrian Wojpati: Inside Scoop "Ropati, Since joining the Death Riders not only have you been undefeated which is an impressive feat in itself but what's even more impressive to me is how short the matches have been with the longest being vs Austin Omega and that only went slightly over 5 minutes. Do you expect this trend of short matches to continue or do you think you'll be pushed harder in this tournament and thus be forced to be in longer matches?"
    "The way I look at it is when i fought Austin and Kieron who are both very talented they were lower leagues now I've taken a step forward into the bigger leagues against top competition such as Natedog, Echo Wilson, etc. Will I do everything I can to end the matches as quickly as possible? Of course who wouldn't? But if I'll be able to is another thing all together. I believe I will be pushed harder in this tournament because I've always been pushed my hardest in this tournament from my two first round exits to my run to the semi finals in 2016. But hey, if I can hit the Kiwi Kick after 5 seconds then the match will only last about 8 seconds. "
    Gekyume Sins: BPZ Commentaries "At Judgement Day Cody and Jonathan two people you called your brothers were attacked and betrayed by Bailey and Jason Ryan. You are yet to comment on this attack from your new fellow Death Riders so can you comment on this now?"
    Ropati would take another large sip of water as Gekyume was asking the question but halfway through his facial reaction would change from a joyful mood to a deadly serious look or a incredibly pissed off look causing every other media member to back away from Gekyume as they were scared of the possibility of Ropati going after Gekyume. Ropati would stand and turn to Gekyume before he shook his head deciding it wasn't worth it and he instead threw his water bottle on the ground causing it to smash as he stormed off from the Press Conference as the next guest was welcomed in. 
     
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    Slim reacted to FDS in Moving Forward.   
    FDS looks at Neb with a look of suspicion but it quickly turns into a smile as he starts laughing, Neb has a smile on his face but is somewhat bewildered by why FDS is laughing. FDS lifts up the microphone he’s holding and he just looks Nebakos dead in the eyes with a smile on his face. 
    “No Thanks.” 
    The fans cheer at FDS’ response as Nebakos’ arms drop down and he looks disappointed by FDS’ response but not angry 
    “You really seem to have lost it my friend, like I thought I was coming into this with a man who would come in and say that he would rebuild himself from the ground up and has come to fight. I guess in a way you have done that but this… this is just bizarre. It’s strange that someone like you would act like this considering I didn’t think you’d resort to sacrilege when it comes to facing me or when it comes to being a professional wrestler. This really is why our art form is disrespected, people like you. People like you who do nothing but give our great sport a bad name, you don’t paint beauty in this ring when you compete, no, you stain others' efforts and you destroy what could’ve been works of art. You’ve always done that, before you were this… I don’t even know what to call you. You’re just… strange. I know i’m one to talk with my mannerisms but this is just odd. Although you were right on one part.”
    Neb is confused and says off Mic, What? 
    “You were right in saying that I need freedom. I need to be freed of the shackles that are the restrictions of this company but you are not the person who will free me. It is said that a man cannot be truly freed if his mind is not free and I will tell you my mind is now free but that I am not alone in this freedom.” 
    FDS turns his back to Nebakos looking away from him 
    “When we fought last, you had people with you and I was alone. Now you still have someone with you… but I am not alone.” 
    Nebakos attempts to strike FDS from behind but suddenly Alex Costa and Raven Charge into the ring and take him! FDS still with his back turned ignoring the commotion, the fans are in shock but are supporting this brutality. Raven grabs up Nebakos and throws him to Alex, Alex sets him up and he drops him with Target Locked!

    Alex then immediately grabs Nebakos up again, not even giving him a moment to breathe and then he throws him to Raven who catches him in a front face lock, he sets him up and he immediately drops him with a Nightmare Pendulum!
     
    Alex and Raven then step back as FDS turns around and seemingly looks shocked gasping at the carnage but then just laughs as he looks at the devastation caused by Raven and Alex who are both smiling as well. FDS stands over Nebakos with one foot on his chest.

    “For too long, people like you have been on top of BPZ and hell people like you have been on top of the world. The chosen people if you will. As you feel you have been chosen by god so you have been chosen by those who are in charge of this company where as people like us, people like those in this crowd tonight are forced to work day in and day out, forced to make people like you look good and forced to make people like you more rich and more successful than you already are. Well, I think we’re done allowing you to make us your foundation. You may have a god on your side my friend but I have an Army. Ladies and Gentlemen, This is Raven! This is Alex Costa! And I am FDS! And This… is FD-Gun and we are Ichiban!”
    The fans roar with approval as FDS steps back into the corner, FDS with a sadistic smile on his face signals to Alex and Raven, they lift Nebakos up, FDS lets out a primal sounding “YEOH!” to which the fans join in and then he charges at Nebakos and smashes him in the face with the Path To Greatness!

    FDS, Raven and Alex all stand beside each other in the middle of the ring as FD-Gun has just made an insane impact, laying out a former world champion. The three men hold the symbol up for one after declaring that they are “Ichiban” which in Japanese means they are number one, the end all be all. What does this group have instore for BPZ? Why have they joined forces? All shall be revealed soon.
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    Slim reacted to Nebakos7 in Moving Forward.   
    Nesus doesn’t waste any time, as he comes out immediately after FDS is done speaking. A bit of confusion occurs when a new theme song begins playing but as his face appears on the titantron followed by Nesus himself walking out of the backstage area it’s clear that this is another change adopted by Nesus to match his new attitude.
    Nesus is wearing an all white attire, he walks steadily and slowly towards the ring spotting an ever-lasting grin, as he enters the ring he opens up his arms -disregarding FDS’s presence in the ring- his smile only grows bigger as the camera zooms out.

    He is handed a microphone and now turns his attention towards his soon to be opponent as he begins addressing him.
    FDS, my brother, my long lost child, I heard every single word you had to say and it’s quite clear to me how lost you are from our Father’s way. I don’t know how or why but somewhere down the line you stopped following the light and you are now stranded in the land of lies and deception.
    First and foremost, you are lying to yourself if you think you have what it takes to beat me in our match next week, you were never capable of such a feat in the past and you certainly can’t do that now that I have been blessed with my Father’s touch, because now I’m acting in His will and grace, I have seen the light FDS and I need you to let me show it to you.
    Next week, we don’t have to battle, you don’t need to suffer a beating in my hands, this is a new age. Just like in the past everything started from 0 when my Brother arrived, history will repeat itself and the clocks will be reversed once again, what’s happened in the past doesn’t matter any more, all your sins and all your failures, I’m here to cleanse them, I’m here to erase them from history.
    Nesus’s smile has now turned into a serious look.
    All this nonsense you spew about the company pushing me and forcing me down people’s throats is nothing but lies that you view as the reality, a result of the darkness you have fallen into, a darkness that’s blurring your judgement. But even if that was true it doesn’t matter any longer, because now it’s not about anyone’s but God’s will, the will that I’ll force upon you if you don’t obey me. It doesn’t have to be like that though FDS, all you need to do is embrace me and you will feel a freedom, like one you’ve never felt before.
    Nesus drops the mic, he stares FDS and breaks a huge smile before he opens his arms, closes his eyes and waits for FDS to embrace him.
     
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    Slim reacted to FDS in Moving Forward.   
    We are live on Carnage and in one weeks time FDS will face Nebakos for the first time in three and a half years to determine the next challenger for Jeremiah Flynn’s Universal Championship. FDS is going into this with an impressive performance during the Power Trip Cup barely falling to Sameer in the finals, while Nebakos is coming off of a successful victory over Alex Costa at Last Resort. The Carnage Fans are waiting in anticipation for the next segment as they suddenly hear the sound of a flute filling the air. 
     
    “Subconscious” begins to play as the fans cheer for “The Phoenix” and despite losing in the power trip cup, FDS still seems to be in somewhat high spirits however given how we last saw FDS in an emotional wreck it is likely that some of the effects of the Power Trip Cup Final are still weighing on him. He enters the ring and then hits his signature pose as the fans yell “YEOH!” along with him. 

    FDS then stands back up after hitting his pose as “Subconscious” begins to fade, the fans chanting “FD FD FD F***** S” FDS nods his head as if to thank the fans but politely asks them to quiet down a little, FDS asks for a microphone and is given one by the ringside crew. 
    “Well, it’s nice to see all of you too! I do wish however that I would be returning to Carnage with the Power Trip Cup in my possession but alas I just couldn’t get the job done and to those who supported me throughout my journey through the power trip cup, I am sorry that I failed you...” 
    FDS lowers the microphone as he walks around the ring as the fans applaud him as if to communicate that it’s ok, FDS then leans in the corner and continues. 
    “However I cannot let that loss consume me. I’ve let a match result consume me before and it has not gone well for me in the past whether it was overly celebrating a victory or drowning in a loss, I cannot let these things consume me anymore. So Sameer, Congratulations on your victory, good luck in your Undisputed Championship match, It was nice to see you again. So now that i’ve said that, allow me to turn my attention to my next opponent: Nebakos.” 
    The fans hang off of this as they cheer with the thought of FDS and Nebakos facing off in the main event of Carnage in a week's time being a very desirable thought. The last time these two faced off one on one was in January of 2017 when Nebakos defeated FDS for the vacant Intercontinental Championship. FDS has changed a lot since those days where as Nebakos has stayed relatively the same thus the fans would like to see what the result will be in a more modern setting, FDS comes out of the corner and begins to move around the ring as he speaks. 
    “It has been a long time since I have stepped into the ring with you Nebakos. It has been many years and many things have happened since then. I believe at the time of our last one on one encounter, I was going by “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” and you were a member of a group by the name of “The Foundation” and we only faced off one more time after that but many others were involved in that, so let’s not talk about that one. The more important one was when you used your position as one of the top guys in the company to force your way into the Intercontinental Championship when there were people such as myself who were starving for an opportunity. You came to me after I had already lost so much because of what Flynn did to me the month prior and it seemed like no matter what I did I just couldn’t seem to catch a break and then you… further cemented that by beating me into the ground and taking the Intercontinental Championship from me. I know I spoke of not letting Losses consume me anymore but I will admit at the time that hurt and I have always wondered: Can I defeat you?” 
    FDS Pauses for a moment letting the question be pondered in the mind of the fans and perhaps in the mind of Nebakos himself. 
    “Well let’s see… in the time between our previous match and now I have done the following: Become a three time intercontinental Champion, only the second man to ever do it, won the BPZ Tag Team Tournament and Tag Team Championships, had phenomenal runs in both King Of The Ring and the Power Trip Cup, won a few other championships as well as defeated several major name stars. You on the other hand, won the money in the bank contract, failed in your cash in and then left BPZ for almost two years. I have grown and become a better competitor in this company and these people have continued to support me throughout my career whereas you… you still have their support despite abandoning them. I’ll admit Nebakos, that doesn’t sit well with me. As when I left, I had to earn back their respect, I had to earn back their admiration, I had to break my body and break my mind in order to regain their support and god knows I am ever thankful that I did.” 
    FDS is staring into the camera as the fans cheer for him and they begin to chant “FD FD FD F***** S” again, FDS tilts his head looking to the audience for a moment before then turning around and continuing his thoughts. 
    “You on the other hand, you left us. You left not just the BPZ Locker Room but also the BPZ fans and you went to hollywood. You made movies and then once BPZ began to go back to prominence, you came back. You immediately put yourself back into the position of being “The Franchise”. Whether you wanna change the name slightly or not you still are trying to position yourself as the top guy, as the face of BPZ when in reality you are nothing more than a corporate man who was brought in so the company could have a marketable man on posters. That’s where you and I will always be different. You are loved by the fans because the company forces them to love you, they love me because I earned their love. For a long time these people hated me, for a long time they saw me as an untalented person who didn’t even belong in this ring and honestly I completely understand why. I never proved I deserved to be here at first but ever since I came back I have attempted to prove every night no matter who I am against that I am one of the best in the world and that I can make beauty out of nothing. They give me the matches with the returning stars because I know I can make them look good… but you know that already don’t you? After all, in your return match you faced Hans Clayton, Bob Sparks and hmm who was the other person again?” 
    FDS scratches his chin for a moment as if he is pondering, the fans then chant “FD, FD, FD F**** S” again, FDS smiles. 
    “Oh that’s right, thank you for reminding me. It was me, FDS and what do you know, you looked so good they signed you to a full time contract on Carnage and I am sure the company is expecting next week to be quite clear. They are expecting me to make you look good and then you’ll defeat me and face Flynn at King Of The Ring.” 
    FDS stops putting his head in his hands but then takes them out and begins to shake his head. 
    “No. No. No! I won’t let that happen, I already failed once in the power trip cup and now I have to fight again to get my opportunity and I will not let it slip away again. Nebakos, I have no doubt that you and I will make something beautiful in this ring together but understand this: I am not here to make you look good anymore, I am not here to be the guy to be a gatekeeper for others opportunities. I am here to make my own opportunities and I will defeat you and face Flynn for the Universal Championship. Now I’m sure, you have some things to say to me, so please why don’t come say them, hmm… how about Right Now?” 
    FDS stops speaking and lowers the mic and moves to looking directly at the stage as he awaits the arrival of “The Franchise” 
    (Reply Planned, Duh)
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    Slim reacted to bailey14 in Creed   
    We are in Rome, Italy for the beginning of the annual BPZ European tour throughout the month of July! 
    The GOAT plays throughout the whole Arena as The Death Rider Bailey makes his way out to ring through the Crowd this time as he is not coming with any of his Death Riders. He enters the ring and immediately grabs a microphone. He starts pacing back and forth in the ring before he finally Speaks.
    You know it's been on my mind. It’s been itching and itching and itching. So I just gotta talk about it. I just gotta get it off my mind. Flynn, Jermiah Flynn whatever you want to call him, pulled the biggest suck up, sellout move in BPZ History. He pulled the Weakest move I’ve ever seen in my life. He went ahead and joined Creed. The same group that he’s never been able to beat when they're untied. It’s the perfect example. It’s the literal definition of well if you can’t beat em join em. I can’t even say I’m surprised Flynn will do anything that benefits him no matter how it looks. We’re talking about admittedly one of the best this business has to offer. He is the Champion and he is dominant and he can beat pretty much everyone in the industry. Except 1 group. The 1 group he couldn’t beat and I know it ate him alive. I know it Frustrated him that he couldn’t beat them. But man instead of pulling it together and not stopping until the day you finally could beat them. You gave up. You gave up on yourself as a human being. You gave up on yourself as a competitor. You truly have lost your passion for this business because any man that loves this business they take the Challenge head on and overcome. You gave up on it and let the challenge beat you.  Creed was your challenge Flynn and you gave in to them. Man I’ve done a lot of evil shit. I’ve done a lot of stuff that has benefited me and my career but not this. I could never join the group that I couldn’t beat. I could never sell out that much. If you really think this helps your career it doesn’t. This only hurts your legacy Flynn. It doesn’t matter how much you win. What you achieve, it’s all tainted by this one decision. The decision you made to join the Team that you couldn’t beat. 
     
    And there’s always the speculation. Oh you know Flynn a Genius. He knows what he’s doing. He only joined Creed to kill it from the inside. And that might be true. It could be very true because you are smart like that, I will admit. But Creed has shown they are smarter than you in every way and I think that deep down truly haunts you. And that’s why I don’t think this is a play by you. I don't think this is a mastermind plan to end Creed. I really just do think that you gave into Creed and became a Suck-up. 
     
    But now let me get to Creed actually because I got some things to say to you guys. You, Creed have become nothing but a parody of yourselves. You have become exactly what you fought so hard against. You Came together to fight against the Stars that had all the power like me, Slim and Flynn. You came together to take down Super Teams like Bulletproof and even now today my Family. You fought in the name of BROTHERHOOD, LOYALTY, HONOR AND JUSTICE. But Flynn is the complete opposite of all of that. Flynn isn’t Loyal, He doesn’t care about Brotherhood or Honor or Justice. Flynn only cares about one thing and one thing only and that’s himself. You guys SOLD OUT ON EVERYTHING YOU STOOD FOR when you brought Flynn into Creed! You’re the DYNASTY now. You’re the FRANCHISE of this company now. You’re the ones with all the POWER now. You guys aren’t the sweet old Good Guys anymore. You are now exactly what you hated about this company. You are a PARODY of yourselves. Bart is the man with now all the power running Valor. And Smith is his right hand man. You have all the power now. You’re the EMPIRE now.  
     
    And our Paths are bound to cross again. Call it destiny, say the day is coming. Because I’m going all in to say that at King of the Ring it will be Bart vs Ropati in the Finals of the Tournament. Two guys destined for fate. But Two opposite stories. Unlike Ropati, Bart is the PRIVILEGED one. He’s the one being HANDED this Narrative by the people that this year, this tournament it’s his moment. It’s his time to shine. This is his year to finally be a World Champion Player. He’s privileged with that Narrative. He’s a FRANCHISE player. He’s a POSTER boy for this company. He’s one of the FACES of this company. He’s in the position of POWER in this company. He’s privileged. Everyone has this thought in their head that Bart has been working his ass off for years. That’s him grinding away. That’s he been in King of the Ring before and he’s come so close but he Just misses by inches. You know what Bart has actually done in these last few King of the Rings? NOTHING! Bart goes on vacation every July, usually it’s in his contract. He gets to take time off in July and he’s taken it everytime. He’s never actually been in King of the Ring. But Ropati has. Ropati has been the one grinding his ass off for years to break through the glass ceiling. He’s been fighting his ass off to get above this placement on the card that he's been stuck in. Ropati has been in King of The Ring. He’s worked his ass off to try and win this tournament before and just come up short. He’s not vacationing somewhere in the Bahamas he’s trying to finally break through. But he’s never gotten the real chance or the real guidance. But Bart is the privileged one. He’s the one that gets handed the narrative that this is his year. Ropati has to make his own Narrative. And that narrative is gonna be that he is gonna knock everyone’s head off.  Because you need to remember this. It only takes 1 not 2 not 3. 1 Kiwi Kick to knock your ass out. And Broken Nate who you could use a good blow to the head will experience that first. And then whoever else follows. Leading to Bart. Because Bart If you don’t get to the finals somehow. If you blow this opportunity. You should just give up on ever trying to be a singles star because it’s just not for you. Because you’re the FAVORITE. You’re the DYNASTY. So if you can’t get to the finals of this tournament you’d be the biggest disappointment in this company's history. But just remember Bart it only takes 1 for the lights to go out. 
     
    Creed you’re not the Good Guys anymore. Flynn has brought something on to you guys that you just can’t ignore. You’re just gonna have to embrace it even the generic good guy Sameer! Who comes out every show and says what’s up to whatever town he’s in. Just like a real life situation they’re gonna get tired of you. They’re gonna get sick of you and they’re not gonna want to see you anymore on top. Your decision to bring in Flynn has changed everything for you guys now. You’re not the UNDERDOGS anymore. You’re a SUPERTEAM now. But just like how it always goes it’s the Bullet in the back that you don’t see coming always breaks you. And just like every Group Flynn has been in. POOF. Gone like that. 
     
    Bailey immediately drops the Microphone and exits the ring leaving the arena the same way he entered it through the crowd. As Carnage Cuts to Commercial Break

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