As the lights dim down and the ring announcer is seen in the center of the ring, the commentators preparing for another Lord of the Ring opening match.HANA RAMIEREZ
The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL, and is an opening round match in the Lord of the Ring tournament!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Here We Come" by Tiger Drive-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Here We Come" hits the speakers and sounds around the arena, with Isabelle Valentine being the first one through the curtains. Her eyes scan the crowd before she glances back at the curtain just moments before Rivers King bursts through with a roar and poses on top of the ramp.HANA RAMIEREZ
First, making his way to the ring from Bronx, New York accompanied by Isabelle Valentine, weighing in at 299 lbs, he is RIVERS… KING!
With a deep breath, he soaks in the crowd reaction. Isabelle heads for the ring and Rivers is just a step or two behind. As Isabelle climbs the ring steps, Rivers jumps onto the apron and stomps the bottom rope while pulling up the middle cord. Isabelle easily steps in the ring and sits on the middle rope for Rivers to enter behind her. MARK SANCTION
Rivers King is here making his XWA debut appearance in the Lord of the Ring tournament, with his valet Isabelle Valentine by his side and most definitely the size advantage in this match, could anybody stop this beast?EMERY LAYTON
I dunno about that Mark, you know… I’ve seen big guys like him fall down to others, especially where I’ve been in the wrestling world anyway.ADAM FENRIC
You simply cannot doubt somebody like Rivers King, he possess everything needed to rise to the top of the mountain here in XWA.EMERY LAYTON
He’s gotta beat his opponent tonight first though!
The duo head to the middle of the ring where Rivers lets out another roar while Isabelle applauds him. His music stops playing as Isabelle looks towards the ramp along with King, waiting for the second man in this match.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Alone In A Room" by Asking Alexandria-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
“Alone in a Room’ sounds throughout the arena as the lights go out, a spotlight appearing on the stage as soon enough, Will Neilson walks through the curtain and into the spotlight with a smile on his face. He looks down towards the floor as the theme builds up even further, the guitar riff kicking in signalling Neilson to leap up in the air and land on his hands, the lights coming back on as he looks towards the ring.HANA RAMIEREZ
His opponent, making his way to the ring from the West Midlands, England, weighing in at 227 lbs, he is the ‘Great British Meme’ WILL… NEILSON!
Neilson gets up and adjusts the fedora on top of his head, popping the collar of his leather jacket and arrogantly walking down the ramp and to the ring, arms swaying side to side as King remains focused in the ring seeing his opponent not seeming to take things that seriously.EMERY LAYTON
Look at the swagger on that bloke! Bloody hell, next thing you know he’ll be tipping his fedora to people!MARK SANCTION
You can say that Will Neilson is cocky, arrogant and any other synonym relating to that initial word. This won’t be the first time he’s made waves here in XWA, recently challenging for A.J. Morales’ Hardcore Championship.ADAM FENRIC
Hmm… he may call himself this ‘meme’, however I’m intrigued to see somebody who’s won his fair share of championships compete in the Lord of the Ring tournament. He’s got a challenge though in Rivers King, a truly formidable first task for Will.
Will continues striding down to the ring eventually reaching the apron and looking towards Rivers in the ring, he hops up onto the apron and tries to hype up the crowd some more, they seem to be half and half on Will after seeing that walk down to the ring, but like Will’s going to care as he climbs into the ring and holds his fingers up in a ‘W’ formation to the crowd. Neilson then pops his collar one more time and looks towards Isabelle on the outside, smiling and tipping his fedora off towards her.EMERY LAYTON
I told yous! Rivers ain’t gonna be happy with that, look at him! Will is about to get that poor fedora torn to shreds if he isn’t careful.MARK SANCTION
That would be a shame to someone like Neilson, a source here tells me he’s quite the collector of fedoras!EMERY LAYTON
He collects hats?ADAM FENRIC
What a peculiar hobby.
Isabelle looks on in pure disgust as Rivers does not take nicely to this, shouting something inaudible at Neilson and shaking his head. King slaps his face a few times to warm himself up, as Will takes off the leather jacket however leaves the plain black fedora on top of his head, as the referee checks with both competitors before signalling for the bell to be rung.*DING DING*
The ring bell echoing around the arena means the contest between Rivers King and Will Neilson has officially begun, as Will is quick to hold a hand out, gesturing for a tie up to begin the match up. Rivers doesn’t seem to take a liking to this, delivering a sharp kick straight to the gut of the unaware Neilson! ADAM FENRIC
A smart move from Rivers here, getting the first strike in this match up.EMERY LAYTON
Is that fedora glued on? It doesn’t look to be moving up there.MARK SANCTION
I mean-EMERY LAYTON
Kick his head! I wanna see if he’s glued that thing on.ADAM FENRIC
Less of the cheerleading would be appropriate over here.
Will falls back slightly onto be caught by a knee lift straight to his midsection, King continuing the onslaught of powerful strikes to Will’s chest area. RJK takes a moment before driving Will straight into the corner and beginning to punch away at his midsection, attempting to damage the already targeted area even further. However, Will manages to propel himself up onto the middle rope, catching Rivers with a well timed forearm to the head which knocks him backwards.WILL NEILSON
I HAVE A BAD COUGH PAL! COULD YOU NOT FORCE TO ME COUGH UP MY INSIDES THANK YOU VERY MUCH!EMERY LAYTON
I can hear this shite all the way from over here…ADAM FENRIC
He’s got quite the mouth on him hasn’t he?
Neilson widens his eyes and looks towards the dazed Rivers King in front of him, with a leap and a bit more, Will lunges forward and drives both of his feet into King’s face with a missile dropkick! He leaps up from the move and looks down at King on the ground, proceeding to run off the ropes and drop his knee straight down into the face of Rivers on the way down! Isabelle looks on with concern from the outside, as Will makes the first cover of the match on King.
As soon as the referee’s hand goes down for the one count, a shoulder is rolled up by Rivers King.MARK SANCTION
Rivers King not going down yet, Neilson managing to stay on top here though.
Will sees King getting up and throws his arm around Rivers’ neck, tightening it like a vice in a sort of chin lock as the man from Bronx reaches out towards the ropes.MARK SANCTION
Will trying to keep King incapacitated here with a chinlock, but with the size difference I don’t expect…EMERY LAYTON
He doesn’t even seem phased!
Rivers doesn’t last long on the floor as he stands up with Neilson still trying to keep him down, with Will even jumping onto his back to try and continue locking in the hold. King doesn’t seem interested in letting Neilson occupy his back anymore, simply falling back and making Will fall off and crash straight into the mat!MARK SANCTION
Just like that, Will has been thrown off of Rivers and the latter is back in control.ADAM FENRIC
I feel that these two are only just warming up, King appears stunned from falling backwards and this could impact both men from here on out.
The first man up to his feet is Rivers King, who sees the downed Neilson and bounces off of the ropes himself, leaping up in the air and his back flies into Neilson’s chest with a Running Senton! Coming off of the move, Rivers King is urged on by Isabelle as he makes the cover.
Will is now the one to get his shoulder up, as now Rivers King immediately wants to keep the advantage Rivers holds Will up in a seated position, running off the ropes again and delivering a huge boot straight to the face of the Great British Meme.EMERY LAYTON
The bigger man looks to keep the advantage as he picks Will back up to his feet, scooping him up onto his shoulders as he looks towards the turnbuckle. With a roar, Rivers runs forwards the turnbuckle looking to launch Will forward… only for Neilson to slip off of his shoulder and push him forward into the middle turnbuckle!ADAM FENRIC
The agility of Will coming into play here, King has gone straight into that turnbuckle with some force!
Rivers’ head bounces off the turnbuckle as he falls to a seated position in the corner, and Will takes a moment to adjust the fedora that still hasn’t fallen off of his head yet before eyeing up King.EMERY LAYTON
I’m telling ya! He’s glued that fedora to his head!ADAM FENRIC
Not now Emery.MARK SANCTION
Will managing to escape the grasp of Rivers King here, he’s looking straight towards him in the corner now…
Neilson points his fingers towards Rivers and runs forward, sliding down for a European Uppercut knocking King’s chin up and to the floor! He doesn’t waste any time in hopping up to the top rope, looking over at the crowd as he raises his arms up, springing forward, gaining some amazing height, and delivering a grounded variation of the Great British Elbow!MARK SANCTION
Great British Elbow!ADAM FENRIC
The height on that was utterly sublime!
He keeps his elbow layed on the chest of King as the referee goes down for the pinfall count.
Rivers King raises an arm and a shoulder up, as Will sighs but has a smile on his face with the contest still alive.EMERY LAYTON
He just escaped that elbow drop... but I still want to know…ADAM FENRIC
... about his fedora?EMERY LAYTON
Yes! You beat me to it!
Raising his arm up high and wrapping his arm around King on the floor, he manages to haul the big man up to his feet in a Wristlock hold. A Diabolical Bullet is brewing here as Will takes some time eventually spinning King around and leaps up for that Bicycle Knee…
- Rivers with a counter! Literally throwing his arm forward and delivering a brutal lariat to Will, the fedora off of his head flying off and going somewhere into the crowd, the top of Neilson’s head looking fairly… sticky to say. After going down from the lariat, Will yells as he holds his head.WILL NEILSON
FUCK! FUCK! MY FEDORA!EMERY LAYTON
HAHA! I knew it! ADAM FENRIC
My god… that lariat literally propelled Neilson and his fedora up and over.MARK SANCTION
He glued it on as well! Guess he likes his fashion, but Rivers is now in control and Will is… not doing so good.
Neilson leans on the ropes as Rivers can’t help but chuckle as he grabs Will by his hair and simply delivers a huge right hand to his face, but Will doesn’t fall as Rivers now nails a left hand, Neilson stumbling slightly but going down on a knee. Rebounding off the ropes, Rivers King looks to nail the King Kick straight to the jaw of Will…
- but Neilson leans forward with a skull shattering headbutt!EMERY LEYTON
FUCKING HELL!MARK SANCTION
That headbutt may have just messed up both of these guys, Will has fallen down as well as Rivers!
The force of the headbutt causes Rivers to stumble slightly before flopping straight on his back, Neilson going down to his knees as it’s still early on in the match and he appears to have used most of his energy into that headbutt. Neilson shakes off the cobwebs and quickly scoops Rivers King up to his feet, delivering a wild chop to the head and then the chest, keeping up a combination of sorts as King is driven into a corner. Rivers soon breaks out, switching positions with Will and delivering a huge chop of his own!ADAM FENRIC
Both men trying to chop each other down to size! It’s become quite the competition here.
King then wraps his arms around Will Neilson’s chest and uses his size and strength advantage to effortlessly throw Will over his head down to the mat with a Belly to Belly Suplex! RJK looks down at Neilson and lets out a roar to a mixed reaction from the crowd, he scoops Will up onto his shoulders with ease. Rivers knows what’s coming next as he looks towards Isabelle before beginning to spin around with Neilson on his shoulders. The pace of the Airplane Spin only seems to increase as the Great British Meme doesn’t even try to get out of it.EMERY LAYTON
Round and round they go… when will he stop spinning? I don’t know!ADAM FENRIC
I don’t think the saying goes exactly like that.
King finally seems to slow down with the spinning and eventually comes to a stop, letting the very dizzy and stunned Neilson off of his shoulders where he stumbles around the ring like he’s 10 pints deep in Stratford. Rivers lets the man from the West Midlands stumble round for a bit… running forward and connecting with a huge King Kick to the side of the head!MARK SANCTION
He connected with that signature King Kick!
This move usually sets up one of Rivers’ finishers, but instead he hooks the outside leg with Will out in the middle of the ring. The official falls down for the count.
And again it’s Will Neilson who raises a shoulder up and remains in this contest! Rivers eventually decides that enough is enough, lifting Neilson back up to his feet and throwing him against the ropes. Will rebounds straight into King, lifted up for the Born by the River Uranage…
- no! Somehow the Uranage is spun around into a huge Stunner! King doesn’t fall down from the move, instead flailing his arms around and appearing stunned, the big man tries to recover but can’t stop Will delivering a collection of boxing jabs to the face which stun King even further as he’s pulled in underneath Will’s arm. Neilson hooks him up, and drops back, driving the head and neck of Rivers King straight into the canvas with a good ol’ Memeingful Driver! The Small Package Driver is turned into a pinning predicament for King, as Will keeps the shoulders down!
Rivers King with the kickout!MARK SANCTION
That was an excellent Small Package Driver from Will, managing to nearly catch Rivers off guard with the pin but King still fought through it!ADAM FENRIC
Perhaps his in-ring work does live up to his constant shouting in the ring…
The two competitors are still duking it out in the ring, King on the floor recovering from the signature move delivered from Neilson, whilst the latter is back up on his feet and methodically walking around the ring. He goes to the far right corner of the ring and begins to stomp his foot down on the ring mat.EMERY LAYTON
He’s lining up something here lads…
As King slowly gets back up to his feet and gets into the view of Neilson, Will proceeds to run forward but stops right before it looks like he’s going to lift his boot up into River’s face… WILL NEILSON
With this he raises his arm up, all the sound in the stadium going to barely a whisper, everyone wondering what’s coming next as Rivers still looks to recover…ADAM FENRIC
What… what’s he doing…EMERY LAYTON
Neilson springs forward with his other arm for a huge jab into the face of King, as the atmosphere lifts him up once again in the packed crowd. As powerful as the jab looked, it doesn’t look to have fully kept Rivers down for the count as he quickly mounts a comeback with a high kick to the temple! Will is shook by the kick and King lifts up Will high… driving him down into the mat with a vicious Spinebuster!MARK SANCTION
Rivers avoids going down from that jab, instead turning the tides of battle and dropping Will Neilson with that Spinebuster!
As Neilson falls to the mat, Rivers hauls him back up looking for a potential Belly to Belly Suplex instead not throwing him over his head, and squeezing tight for a Bearhug as Will yells out in pain for what feels like the tenth time in this match up. King shakes him around as the official goes to check and see if Will will (hey, hey look at that) submit to the submission move locked in by Rivers King. Isabelle has leaped up to the apron and is shouting at Neilson to just give in and tap out, forcing the official to intervene and get her down. This provides a perfect opportunity for Mr. Weilson, who rakes King’s eyes and forces him to release the hold!EMERY LAYTON
He raked his eyes the bloody cheater! ADAM FENRIC
The referee didn’t see it all, Neilson isn’t going to be disqualified for that one.
Rivers holds his hands up to his eyes and tries to regain his vision, until Will catches him with a leg lariat and before King can fall down, he’s pulled into a Reverse STO position which is spun around into a DDT! Rivers is spiked straight onto his head with the Fallen Empire! MARK SANCTION
All the signature moves are being busted out here! It’s anyone’s game!
Instead of going into the cover, Neilson grabs the arm of Rivers King and straightens it out, pulling it back on the mat for a Cross Armbar! A submission move of Will is now applied as King is ever so close to the ropes, Isabelle on the outside trying to point out that Will had raked the eyes of her boyfriend. The referee doesn’t listen however as he didn’t see anything, going down to see if Rivers is going to tap out from the armbar.EMERY LAYTON
He’s got him by the arm here! He’s gonna bloody well snap Rivers’ arm in two if he tightens that bloomin hold any further!
Neilson continues to wrench the hold, but using his impressive strength, Rivers King crawled over and grabbed the bottom rope as Will tries to keep the hold locked in, the referee beginning a count as Will grits his teeth and tries to keep it in as long as possible before the referee reaches four and Neilson is forced to let go.ADAM FENRIC
Neilson nearly had him there, if Rivers wasn’t as strong as he was, then that armbar could have done some serious damage.
Will begins another walk around the ring as he eventually sighs and goes to pick up Rivers King once again, he looks towards the crowd, placing King’s head underneath his arm and hooking the other arm.MARK SANCTION
I’ve seen this set up before… it might be time for a Lag Spike!EMERY LAYTON
Lag Spike? What does that mean?
Neilson yells out a ‘WOOO!’ to the crowd before trying to lift the big man up, but he just can’t do it, he tries again to no success… eventually Rivers has had enough and delivers a few punches to the gut to let the hold go. King runs forward once again and connects with a second King Kick to the skull! Will has fallen once again and Isabelle has cheered up at ringside, applauding her man for the kick, the sound of it echoing around the arena!ADAM FENRIC
That will take your head off!MARK SANCTION
King is closer to securing his place in the next round of the Lord of the Ring tournament! A second King Kick!
Will Neilson’s face flops to the ground as Rivers lets out another roar, hauling the body of Neilson up to his feet and placing him in position to deliver that Snap Brainbuster…
He throws the arm over, and lifts him up quickly for the Brainbuster…
- WILL GOT OUT! Simply flipping over King trying to deliver the Demise of the Crown, Neilson blindsides the big man with a spinning elbow to the jaw! King doesn’t go down and counters with a forearm of his own to the jaw! The two begin throwing wild strikes at each other, Rivers King getting the advantage with a huge uppercut which sends Will flying into the ropes! Neilson hops over the ropes onto the apron, as King runs and tries to punch him off to the floor beneath… another elbow to the jaw of King stops that attempt as Will flips over him, Neilson pinning King’s shoulders down with a Sunset Flip!
So close! Rivers Kings kicks out again, but his face doesn’t have long to take in the crowd as its kicked down by Will by a huge seated dropkick! Will slaps the mat a few times and King stumbles to his feet, Neilson wrapping his arm around in a Wristlock hold for the second time.WILL NEILSON
After shouting the letter ‘E’ for a long duration relating to the popular meme of the letter ‘E’ this month, Neilson ends up spinning Rivers out straight into the Bicycle Knee! Diabolical Bullet straight to the face!EMERY LAYTON
This is his chance! Will Neilson connects with the Diabolical Bullet Wristlock Bicycle Knee!
Isabelle screams on the outside, as Neilson goes down into the pinfall as quick as he can hooking both legs and the official goes down to count Rivers’ shoulders down onto the mat!
Will rolls off the pinfall and kicks the body of Rivers King away, having his arm raised up high by the referee as he pushes his long hair out of his face.HANA RAMIEREZ
Here is your winner, and advancing in the Lord of the Ring tournament… he is the Great British Meme, WILL NEILSON!MARK SANCTION
We’ve got our winner! Will Neilson defies the odds and takes down a man over 70 pounds his size, advancing to the next round of the Lord of the Ring tournament!ADAM FENRIC
There’s still a long road to the top for Will, however I will admit that these two brought it all to the fight and ultimately your winner is that man right there.EMERY LAYTON
I still need to know about that fedora… but wow! The various competitors who put their name down for Lord of the Ring are slowly being whittled down, those finals can’t come any sooner!ADAM FENRIC
I can agree with you on that Emery.
Neilson slides out of the ring as Isabelle tends to Rivers King who is still stirring from the knee to the jaw that put him down for the three count. Will tries to brush his hair back once again, finding that the glue he had used to stick his fedora on has all dried up. Neilson yells out a quiet ‘Shit’, before walking back up the ramp and raising his arm up high.