AUGUST 2017, WEEK 1…
Show Rating: 81
Pre-Show Match: Akima Brave defeated Harrison Hash (71)
Peter Michaels, Tom Townsend and 'The Animal' Edd Stone
With Edd Stone joining the announce team in the absence of an enraged Ricky Dale Johnson, it promised to be an interesting show... A Stone Brother calling all the action should give a 'different' viewpoint, because everything that happens both inside and outside the ring directly affects him and his entire family... His first job was to handle an Eight-Man Tag Team Match involving two very different teams... On one side, the cohesive unit known as 'The Shooters'... On the other, a rag-tag bunch of fan favourites who have a problem with how Sean Deeley and co. have conducted their business of late...
Winners: The American Blondes, Sonny Wildside & Thrill Seeker
Finish: 'Daredevil Drop' (Moonsault)
As soon as the opening match was over, 'The Ace' Aaron Andrews appeared through the crowd behind the announce desk, and attacked Edd Stone!! He knocked Stone's headset off with a vicious clip across the back of the head, and then proceeded to lift his shirt up over his head in a fight that resembled a hockey brawl!! Edd wildly tried to swing at Andrews but he didn't come close, and Andrews was able to grab Edd and slam him into the announce desk... After a few more shots to the head, Andrews let Edd get to his feet, and then kicked him hard in the stomach... This caused Edd to fall backwards and roll, which created enough space for 'The Animal' to roll, and then run, away from his attacker!! Andrews grabbed a microphone!!
Aaron Andrews: “Hey Edd!! Edd Stone!! You wanna run around attacking commentators...!? Ricky Dale Johnson was happy to retire and sit, and call the action... and watch, and help the younger generation... and you thought you could just beat him up last week because he made some comments about you...?! Well now I'm here making some comments about you... See I think... That you're a COWARD!! What are you gonna do about it...!?”
Edd stood on the stage and looked furious... But he was at a safe distance, and didn't want any more fighting... Aaron Andrews wasn't finished talking though... he told Edd Stone that Ricky Dale Johnson refuses to fight him... He's retired... But that 'The Ace' and 'The Animal' should fight 1 on 1 at Summer Smash... Andrews then said that if Edd ISN'T a coward, he'll accept the challenge, and fight the man that's standing up for Ricky Dale Johnson...
Backstage, 'Awesome' Wade Orson was looking for POISON, the man who attacked him last week... He ran into 'Gentleman' Lord James King, who is Orson's biggest rival since he arrived at NOTBPW... Orson asked King if he'd seen the man known as POISON anywhere... and King was less than accommodating... He told Orson that he hadn't seen him... But if he had, there's no way he would tell Orson anyway... After a very unhelpful conversation with LJK, Orson continued his search for POISON... If he finds him, he'll surely want to rip his head off!!
Next up, it was time for the debut of one of the hottest tag teams in the entire world: The Montero Brothers!! Luis Montero Jr., and his younger brother Gino Montero have arrived in NOTBPW with a lot of hype, and a huge following... They have a number of chants that they incorporate into their matches, including 'LET'S-GO-GI-NO'... 'LUIS, LUIS LUIS LUIS, LUIS... LUIS' (The Ole chant)... and 'DES-TI-NY'... The word 'Destiny' is chanted over and over again as Gino sets up for his patented 'Destiny Explosion' finisher (Canadian Destroyer!)... All the fans stomp their feet and slap the chair they're sat on to create a loud rumbling... The Montero Brothers made their way to the ring to fight local enhancement talents in their debut match...
Winners: The Montero Brothers (Gino Montero & Luis Montero Jr.)
Finish: 'Destiny Explosion' (Canadian Destroyer)
NOTBPW Canadian Champion Gargantuan was backstage next, talking to 'The Mind' Alex DeColt... The NOTBPW General Manager asked 'The Monster' what he thought about 'Mighty' Danny Cavanagh being hot on his trail, but Gargantuan didn't seem phased at all... He told Alex that if Cav wanted another chance at him, all he had to do was ask... He said he's looking forward to fighting a skilled competitor like James Hernandez tonight... and he suggested that they both be added to TOTAL WAR at Summer Smash... Since they're BOTH more deserving than his current opponent: Steve DeColt...
Alex DeColt: “I like what you're getting at Monster... But I have already made plans for both James Hernandez AND Danny Cavanagh for Summer Smash... They will be competing in a Six-Way Dance for the NOTBPW Television Championship!! Hernandez will defend the Gold against Cavanagh... Sean Deeley... Sonny Wildside... Thrill Seeker... AND everyone's favourite arrogant p***k: Tim Westyp***k!! I MEAN WestyBROOK!!”
So it'll be six men with a point to prove at Summer Smash!! But how will 'Mainstream' James Hernandez come out of this match with a win?! Not only does he have to defend his Title against FIVE other men... but he also has to do it just 10 nights removed from a battle against the undefeated 'Monster' Gargantuan, which goes down a little later on tonight... If Hernandez is still the NOTBPW Television Champion in two weeks, he will probably go down as one of the best Champions in the history of the Title... and potentially... one of the luckiest men in the world!!
Winner: 'Wild Man' Jack DeColt
'The Barbadian Barbarian' Donte Dunn
[vs] 'Wild Man' Jack DeColt
Donte Dunn may just have put in the performance of his career here! He's spent the past year settling in to NOTBPW, but hasn't really had that 'stand-out' performance. Tonight was that performance. It helped that he was in there against 'Wild Man' Jack DeColt; a very experienced competitor who knows exactly what he's doing in the ring. Dunn gave as good as he got tonight, and he hit DeColt hard with a number of strikes and kicks. For the finish though, 'The Barbadian Barbarian' was put down by DeColt's awesome 'End of Days' finisher!
Finish: 'End of Days'
We cut backstage following Jack DeColt's victory, and we were in Alex DeColt's office... Joining him, were Dan DaLay, Derek Frost, Robin DaLay and the man known as just 'Logan'... Alex didn't look happy with the group of men stood in front of him, but he also knew he had to be careful, because as they established, all four of them know his 'secret'... Alex said that he's sick of the four of them holding him to ransom... So Logan is going to fight an opponent of Alex's choice at Summer Smash... and when he loses, they'll ALL leave NOTBPW for GOOD!! But Dan DaLay interrupted him...
Dan DaLay: “ENOUGH!!! Alex... You can't keep doing this... The fact is, I'm going to tell the world your secret... and you can't stop me...!!! There's NOTHING you can do about it... This conversation has been a waste of time... Because NEXT WEEK... the four of us are going to march to the ring... We're going to call you out... and then the WORLD will know the truth!!!”
Dan, Frost, Robin and Logan took their leave, and Alex sat calmly as they exited his office... As soon as the door was shut, he picked up his iphone and THREW it at the door in fit of rage!!! According to Dan DaLay... next week he'll finally reveal the 'secret' he's been holding over Alex for weeks now... With the truth finally out there, will it mean Alex can relax a little and focus on other things...?! He has a show to run after all... Speaking of which... Up next, we had a match that Alex booked two weeks ago... 'Champion versus Champion'... 'Streak versus Streak'...!!!
'Mainstream' James Hernandez
[vs] 'The Monster' Gargantuan
James Hernandez must have known before the match that he was going to be in for the fight of his life tonight. He's been in great form, being undefeated for a number of months now. But he was in the ring against a legit 'Monster' in Gargantuan! He knew he stood no chance toe to toe, so he used 'strike and move' tactics to stay out of Gargantuan's grasp. Things took a serious turn when Hernandez was slammed shoulder first into the ring post though, and he looked in a lot of pain. Gargantuan followed Hernandez out of the ring, and the two of them brawled all around the ringside area. For the finish, Hernandez was able to catch an on-rushing Gargantuan with a drop-toe-hold, and 'The Monster' hit his head on the guard rail. All of this occurred as the referee was counting up to ten. When he got to ten, Hernandez was just inches away from climbing into the ring to win the match, but it ended in a draw due to double count out!
Finish: Double Count-Out
Nobody could quite believe how close James Hernandez just came to defeating Gargantuan!! 'Mainstream' Hernandez needed the rule to be an eleven count, and he would have got the victory by count out!! 'The Monster' made a mistake tonight. He let his anger and aggressiveness get the better of him, and charged at Hernandez... If he can be this angry and aggressive against Hernandez, how will he react in TOTAL WAR against Steve DeColt in less than two weeks?! Another question that needs to be asked, is why did such a huge match not Main Event the show?! Last week's Main Event was Steve DeColt against a mystery opponent, just like tonight... and last week the mystery opponent was an underwhelming Akima Brave... As for tonight's mystery opponent... He's a massive name!!
Wade Orson was backstage again next, searching for the man known as POISON!! He bumped into the NOTBPW Tag Team Champions Cameron Vessey and Christian Price... The cocky duo known as 'Primed For Progress' mocked Orson for his obsession with POISON... But they also had an interesting offer for him... They said they needed a 'third member' of Primed For Progress, and that he'd be an 'Awesome' fit... Because they need someone to carry their bags and clean their wrestling gear!! Orson was angry, but he couldn't attack due to being outnumbered, so he just stormed off to continue his search... Lurking in the shadows behind him though, was none other than POISON himself... Presumably following Orson around and making himself impossible to find!!
Aldous Blackfriar and Mutant were in a dimly lit room next... talking about the chance they will finally get at Summer Smash!! They'll finally get the chance to earn a Tag Team Title shot, as they take on The American Blondes (The Natural and Solomon Gold) AND The Ring Generals (Marv Statler and Dean Waldorf) in a triple threat tag team number one contenders match!! The winners of the match will be the next in line to fight either the current Champions: Cameron Vessey and Christian Price... or their challengers at Summer Smash: The Montero Brothers!!
The Main Event was next... and after an underwhelming 'mystery opponent reveal' for last weeks Main Event, involving the same man as tonight: Steve DeColt, the fans were unsure about who would come out... Last week, it was Akima Brave... The big Samoan put in a good performance, but he was never going to be a serious threat to 'The Outsider'... Tonight was a little different though... Even if the fans were told that this mystery opponent was a non-NOTBPW employee... Even if they knew that this man was a former 2-time World Champion in the United States... and even if they knew that this man was Canadian by birth... They STILL wouldn't have guessed who came through the curtain to fight Steve DeColt tonight...!!
At 6'3” tall, and 246lbs, Steve DeColt's opponent was slightly smaller than 'The Outsider'... But he carries himself like a man a lot taller than him, due to his in-ring skills... There aren't many better wrestlers in the world than this man...
His new entrance music hit... and he headed through the curtain...
Nobody saw this coming...
Winner: Angry Gilmore
'The Outsider' Steve DeColt
Steve DeColt looked like he'd seen a ghost when Angry Gilmore headed to the ring. What he'd actually seen was a man who could very well take his spot at the top of the tree on NOTBPW!! The ovation for almost everything Gilmore did was huge, and both men received a standing ovation after 12 minutes of an absolute slog fest. Both men slowly rose to their feet, and began throwing bombs again, but it was Gilmore who came out on top this time! He hit a brutal forearm smash that almost shattered DeColt's jaw, before following it up with a kick to DeColt's knee, and then a DDT! From then on, all DeColt could do was try to hold Gilmore at bay. He faced an onslaught from the newcomer, the likes of which he'd not seen in a 1 on 1 match for a long time! In the end, Gilmore headed to the top rope, and hit his 'Sky High Elbow' drop, to score the pinfall victory on his first night!
Finish: 'Sky High Elbow' (Elbow Drop)
Angry Gilmore made a statement with that victory, over the veteran Steve DeColt!! It was a good start to Gilmore's NOTBPW career, but what's next for the new signing...?! We know that in two weeks, we're going to see a One Night Single Elimination Tournament, with the winner getting a NOTBPW Television Title shot at September pay-per-view: 'The Scramble'... Participants will be announced next week, but before all of that, we have Summer Smash coming next Saturday... With Steve DeColt losing just 10 nights before he faces Gargantuan for the NOTBPW Canadian Title... and Gargantuan only managing a draw against James Hernandez... who has the momentum heading in to Total War...?!
Seeker, Natural, Gold & Wildside [def.] Deeley, Youngman, Statler & Waldorf
The Montero Brothers [def.] Local Enhancement Talents
Jack DeColt [def.] Donte Dunn
James Hernandez and Gargantuan [DREW]
Angry Gilmore [def.] Steve DeColt
Who will challenge Steve DeColt in TONIGHT's Main Event?? Angry Gilmore
(TIP: It's a very big name signing I've made!!)
Who will replace Ricky Dale Johnson on the announce desk?? Edd Stone
No news tonight... Nothing huge happened in the wrestling world... I'm personally chuffed with the signing of Angry Gilmore, but his first Main Event rating was poor... Hopefully his scores improve in the coming weeks and months so he can be a mainstay at the top of the NOTBPW roster!!
Last edited by The Lloyd : 11-22-2018 at 01:45 PM.