Matches that occurred on our 2016 event XWA Lord of the Ring Part I: The Journey Begins!!
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Chris Novak vs. Bret Kennedy
IMPORTANT: Dates and Deadlines for Tournament Matches:
FIRST ROUND Deadline: 19th June 2016 at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time (voting will then begin and end when Round Two begins)
SECOND ROUND Begins: 26th June 2016
SECOND ROUND Deadline: 5th July 2016 at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time
[CST is one hour earlier. GMT is five hours later.]
XWA Record (WDL): 8-0-1
Gladiatorial Champion (Won at XWA Massacre: Lords and Gods [30th January show date] - ?????)
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XWA Lord of the RingThree bell rings brings the fans attention.
1st Round Matchup
Chris Novak vs. Brett Kennedy
1st Round Matchup
Chris Novak vs. Brett Kennedy
Hana Ramirez: The following contest is a First Round matchup in the XWA Lord of the Ring Tournament, and it is scheduled for one fall!
The Heavy's Short Change hero enters the arena as the arena lights shut off apart from a single red spot light. The letters MFM appear on the screen after 20 seconds, when the lyrics start. They stay there until chorus starts and Chris Novak walks out and his name appears on screen.
Hana Ramirez: Introducing first! From Manchester, England, weighing in at 150 Pounds, the Madman from Manchester, CHRRRRRRRRIS... 'MFM' ... NOOOOOVAK!
Mark Sanction: As you heard from Hana Ramirez already, this is the next drawing of the first round in this Lord of the Ring Tournament, and what a way to end the first round bracket than with the former XWA Hardcore Champion and seasoned veteran in Chris Novak.
Matt Steel: And this guy brings a whole lot to the table already. Just imagine for a second if the list of accolades that Novak has is topped off with a Lord of the Ring tournament victory. This could shoot him straight to the main event scene in no time!
He walks down the ramp and towards the ring, the light follows him as he does. As he reaches the end of the ramp the lights of the arena come back up and Novak does a running slide into the ring, he jumps up and goes for a turn-buckle he stands posing to the crowd.
Sanction: Hard to believe a man, only at 150 pounds and at his size, could have such a storied career. BWF, HWO, SCW, HBWO, the list goes on and on.
Steel: Are you calling Mr. Killjoy an underdog, too? God, Sanction. Remember, it's not the size of the dog in the fight. It's all about the size of the fight in the dog.
He climbs down and takes his t-shirt off throwing it into the crowd, before he waits for his opponent.
Ramirez: And his opponent...
Sanction: Speaking of sizes...
Brett Kennedy's music blasts the arena (I Don't Care by Fall Out Boy), as the place turns black, with only one spotlight, a couple of feet from the entrance stage. The music keeps playing for a little while, until Brett Kennedy emerges from the dark and into the spotlight, with his head down. Moving on the spot and shaking his head, Kennedy then raises his arm, which cues the arena to light up and white lights to move around the place.
Ramirez: Making his XWA DEBUT, from Sasakatoon, Saskatchewan, in CANADA. Weighing in at 267 pounds, he is 'The Bridge City Asshole'... BRRRRRRREEEEEETT KENNNNEEEDY!
Steel: Look at the size of this ham-hawk. Nothing like The Tarmo-goof... or, whatever the fuck his name is, but he's still an impressive specimen.
Sanction: Now, we don't know too much about Brett Kennedy except for what he told us, which is-
Steel: It doesn't look like the fans don't know him too much either. Look at this mixed reaction from the crowd. Kinda cheering, kinda booing?
Sanction: ...as I was saying, Kennedy had a brief stint with EAW, before being fired due to what is believed to be leaked nude photos circulating around of him and a former employee of that company.
Steel: But, that doesn't matter too much anymore, does it? That was old news, that's EAW's hot garbage. This is a new chapter in Brett Kennedy's career, and he wants to make a statement here in the Lord of the Ring tournament. What better way than to beat a decorated champion like Chris Novak to start things off here in XWA?
Kennedy starts to walk to the ring, and as he takes his first step onto the ramp, white pyro sparks fly and shoot quickly four times behind him, before stopping. Kennedy turns around to see the stage, and back to the ring. While talking to various crowd members, Kennedy stops at the end of the ramp to look around the crowd, still talking to the crowd.
Kennedy goes back to walking, with a slightly quicker pace as he walks up the steps. As he gets to the corner of the ring, Kennedy jumps onto the second rope and brings his arms out wide again, embracing the crowd reaction. He cocks his head back, and screams out:
'WHO LOVES AN ASSHOLE?!?'
Kennedy jumps into the ring and stands at the centre, where the arena goes black again, except for one spotlight on Brett Kennedy. His arm goes up again, and a boxing-style microphone drops down. Brett Kennedy looks at the microphone, then up to the roof. In a mockingly confused look, Kennedy shrugs it off and takes the microphone.
Brett Kennedy: *slight breathing can be heard through the microphone, the crowd remaining silent* Why, Hello there, XWA. Guess who arrived?
Steel: You did, Kennedy!
Kennedy: I told you guys that I'd show up for the Lord of the Ring Tournament, and here I am. Now, I'm going to set my eyes on the prize, which is probably a ring that doesn't even fit any of my fingers.
Sanction: I hope he knows that the ring will be fitted for him... if he manages to win the tournament.
Kennedy: That's the one thing I don't understand about this tournament. I mean, I could buy the same exact ring at Josten's for like 85 bucks, and people could still think I have an opportunity for the XWA Supreme World Championship. Like, did these numb-nuts nimrods think clearly during the inception of this idea? Where's the contract? Where's the god damn briefcase that every company supposedly has?
You know what makes things worse, though? It's the fact that I have to get in the ring with a British guy who for the longest of time I thought 'MFM' meant Mother Fucking Man. It's like if some skinny man, deprived of any eating comes to the ring, calls him the 'DFD', because he's a Dude from Detroit. No creativity whatsoever, man. None.
Steel: Don't poke the bear, Kennedy. The ice is getting thinner where you're standing.
Kennedy: So this should be a simple cakewalk for me, guys. I'm pretty damn sure that after this match, everyone will kno-
Just like that, Novak sprints at Kennedy and starts clobbering him from behind.
Sanction: Novak has had enough of Kennedy's speech, he's right on him now.
Novak continues to attack him with forearms as the bell rings to start the match, and the arena returns to a normal lighting. Novak attempts an irish whip, but Kennedy's strength is too much, as he reverses it. Off the ropes, Novak jumps up and aims to hit The Moment on Kennedy, but Kennedy barely dodges out of the way and rolls out to the ring.
Sanction: Chris Novak was ready to call this match early, but Kennedy just manages to get out of the way of The Moment and rolls out of the ring.
Steel: What a way to start things off for this first round matchup. Kennedy almost ate his words right there.
Sanction: Now, Kennedy is looking to take a quick breather, maybe take his shirt off and get ready to mix fists with the 'skinny' Novak.
Kennedy, on the outside and looking a little uneasy with what just happened, quickly takes off his shirt and walks around the ring. The ref starts the count.
Kennedy walks near the announce table, as he takes a bottle of water from the Spanish announce table.
Sanction: Kennedy taking a real breather here. Even taking the time to get a drink of water, courtesy of the Spanish announce team.
Steel: You know, they are cussing at him in about six hundred different ways that I don't know about. It's kinda funny to see them get miffed from the guy already.
Kennedy slowly walks up the ring steps, with the bottle in hand. Novak is yelling at Kennedy to get in the ring, making a line with his foot and encouraging him to cross it. Kennedy finally gets to the ring apron, and steps into it.
Sanction: Does Kennedy want to share the drink with Novak or something? Why does he still have it with him.
Kennedy takes a swig of the bottled water and drops the rest of it outside the ring. Kennedy lifts one finger at Novak, then at the referee. Without any cue, Kennedy spits the water in Novak's face. Water drenched all over Novak's face and neck.
Sanction: Oh, the BLATANT disrespect coming out of Brett Kennedy, spitting water at Chris Novak's face, just as if he were a nobody.
Steel: Maybe that's what he thinks of Novak. Seeing this 150 pound British man get the first strike on him is disrespectful to him, so he disrespected Novak back with a blatant spit to the face.
Sanction: But this isn't what you want to do to a guy like Novak, who has had emotional problems in the past.
Novak's head starts shaking, and everyone can see the imaginary fumes coming out of his ears. Novak lashes out with a stiff elbow to the jaw, that sends Kennedy reeling to the ropes.
Sanction: And THERE'S SOME RESPECT THROWN AT KENNEDY'S FACE.
Novak relentlessly elbows every part of Kennedy's face, and the ref starts the count.
Steel: Novak has snapped here, Mark.
3! 4! Fi-
Novak stops the attack, and watches Kennedy slowly slither his way down to the mat. His face tells the story - his teeth are bleeding, some swelling is starting to show.
Sanction: Novak realized just before the ref counted to five that he needed to stop, and he did. What a array of elbows thrown at Kennedy early on.
Steel: Well, that's what happens when you disrespect an unstable man publicly.
Novak pulls Kennedy from the ropes and quickly goes for the cover
KENNEDY GETS THE SHOULDER UP.
KENNEDY GETS THE SHOULDER UP.
Sanction: Kennedy showing that we're far from done here. He's already looking to get up.
Steel: But you have to think he's a little dazed from all those elbows.
Novak wastes no time, runs off the ropes and connects him with a clothesline while Kennedy is still on his knees. He holds onto the clothesline in a headlock spot and starts punching him with his open fist.
Sanction: The onslaught continues. Novak giving Kennedy no mercy tonight.
Steel: Yeah, but you think he'll keep doing this until he gets himself disqualified?
1! 2! 3!
Novak stops the punches and quickly gets up.
Novak: YOU WANT SOME DISRESPECT?
Novak starts marching to the corner, looking to get up. Kennedy tries to roll closer to him, but the punches are making him too dazed to move much further. Novak climbs to the top rope with ease.
Sanction: Novak going high risk here.
Steel: What maneuver are we gonna get tonight?
Novak balances his feet on the top rope, points both index fingers at Kennedy and leaps off the rope. Looking for the MU Splash, Novak crunches in mid-air and back fully erect, connecting to Kennedy's body and ricocheting off of him.
Sanction: He connects the Frog Splash! Kennedy is in deep trouble here!
Novak scurries to pin Kennedy again, hooking his right leg.
KENNEDY KICKS OUT!
KENNEDY KICKS OUT!
Sanction: Welcome to XWA, Mr. Kennedy!
Steel: Hey, that's a totally different guy. Keep your mouth shut, or we'll be sued.
Novak gives a little smile after the kick out, and quickly raises to his feet. Walking around with evil intentions, Novak stops at the opposite corner and locks himself into a three-point stance.
Sanction: Is the Hunter Blazing tonight, Matt?
Steel: He's looking for the Hunter Blaze!
Kennedy crawls to the corner, grabbing each rope to help himself up. Once he gets to his feet, Kennedy facing opposite Novak, he catches his breath before turning around and seeing a charging Novak. Kennedy JUST BARELY moves out of the way, pushing Novak in the direction to the corner, and Novak's head hits the second turnbuckle.
Sanction: But just like that, the offense ends by an elusive evasion by Brett Kennedy.
Steel: What great ring awareness from him.
Kennedy wastes no more time this go-around, as he drags Novak to the center of the ring and lifts him up.
Kennedy: YOU WANT TO SEE SOMETHING FUNNY, BRIT BOY?
Kennedy lets go of Novak, then all of a sudden...
The meeting of hand to face echos the arena, followed by an chorus of 'WOAH's from the crowd.
Sanction: Now, this is getting ridiculous!
Steel: That slap can be heard in three continents, Sanction. What a open-handed slap by Brett Kennedy.
Kennedy waits a little longer and starts laughing as Novak turns fully around after the slap. With that, Kennedy locks his arm onto Novak's head.
Sanction: Could this be?
Steel: Here's the beginning of the end, Sanction! Bridge City Cutter Time!
Kennedy lifts Novak up in a reverse suplex style, but Novak's knee connects onto the top of Kennedy's head, which causes the suplex to go back down and Kennedy breaking the hold. Novak rushes to the ropes, and comes in with a head of steam, but is met by a clothesline by Kennedy.
Sanction: Oh, man! What a vicious clothesline by Kennedy.
Kennedy goes for the cover, hooking both legs.
NOVAK KICKS OUT!
NOVAK KICKS OUT!
Kennedy remains seated, tilting his head from side to side. Novak, quickly looking for a rope to get a hold of, crawls to the end of the ring, but Kennedy quickly notices this and drags him onto the center of the ring. Kennedy gets Novak flipped over and seated upwards, as Kennedy's knee meets with Novak's spine a few times before pulling his arms back in an Bow and Arrow hold.
Sanction: Who knew that Kennedy knew some submission skills?
Steel: But you know what Kennedy calls this, Sanction. He calls this 'The Stretchy Man'
Steel: Can't you see that Kennedy torques the arms back, and pushes the spine forward, like stretching a man.
Sanction: Oh, whatever.
Kennedy stretches even further on Novak's arms, but Novak is willing himself to get up. As he does, Kennedy tries to keep him down, but Novak finds a way to stand, even with his arms stretched back. As he gets up, Novak flips under and kicks Kennedy's knees from under him, breaking the hold. Novak starts unleashing a series of kicks to Kennedy's chest. After about six kicks, Kennedy catches the seventh one. Novak starts hopping the ropes, looking to break the hold, but Kennedy pulls him, and lifts him up. With a little hesitation, Kennedy starts running around the ring before crashing Novak to the mat spine-first.
Sanction: A powerful spinebuster by Kennedy halts Novak on his tracks again. Kennedy is in control for the most part now.
Steel: Even after the series of elbows and punches to the face, it seems like Kennedy has Novak where he wants him.
Kennedy lifts up Novak, not ready to go for the cover this time, and whips him to the ropes. Novak returns to see a size 15 boot connect to his face.
Sanction: And that's what he likes to call 'The Buck Stops Here'
Steel: Stopped Novak right on the spot with that one.
Sanction: Cover by Kennedy, this could be it here.
NO! NOVAK FINDS A WAY!
NO! NOVAK FINDS A WAY!
Kennedy's face is a mix of surprise and amusement. Perhaps to help him understand that he only got a two-count. Kennedy slams his hand to the mat, and gets up onto his feet. He also drags Novak up to the ring and starts playfully slapping him.
Kennedy: HAD ENOUGH YET, BRIT BOY?
With that, Novak pushes Kennedy away and kicks him in the gut. Locking his head, Novak is looking for One More Thing, but is pushed away to the ropes, Novak returns with a superkick that connects right underneath the jaw of Kennedy that sends him immediately down.
Sanction: OH MAN, A SUPERKICK FROM A PUSH OFF. THAT SENDS KENNEDY DOWN, THIS COULD DO IT!
Novak lands on Kennedy with a thud, and is on him for the cover.
KENNEDY LIFTS HIS ARM!
KENNEDY LIFTS HIS ARM!
Sanction: This match goes on! And it looks like Kennedy is taking the easy road out again...
Kennedy starts rolling out of the ring immediately, and lands painfully onto the floor padding. Novak is slow to get up as well, but is managing to get himself onto his feet. Novak tries to catch his breath as the ref starts the count. The ref gets to the count of 3 before Kennedy starts moving, but not looking to get in the ring. Kennedy starts searching for something under the ring.
Sanction: What's Kennedy doing here? He knows that he can get disqualified if he hits Novak with a weapon.
Steel: Maybe he's going to encourage him to hit him with a weapon. What a smart move here, Mark.
Kennedy shuffles around under the ring, and emerges with a black steel chair. Using the chair to help him up, Kennedy starts looking at it as if someone gave it to him as a gift. As he knocks his fist onto the chair, the ref starts yelling at him to put the chair down. To no avail, Kennedy slides into the ring with the chair. As he stands up, the referee starts yanking at the chair.
Sanction: This isn't such a smart move by Kennedy. The ref taking the chair away from Kennedy right when he gets in.
After one last jerk, the referee gets Kennedy off the chair, and walks out of the ring. Novak starts marching to Kennedy, but Kennedy meets him with a double eye-poke.
Sanction: Wait a minute!
Steel: Oh, what masterful thinking!
After the eye poke, Novak shields his eyes in pain, screaming out. Kennedy then drops to his knees and gives Novak a crushing low blow, using his forearm to thrust up.
Sanction: AND THE LOW BLOW TO TOP IT OFF. THE OCTAVE ADJUSTMENT.
Without any hesitation, Kennedy rolls up Novak in a school boy and keeps it there until the referee spots the pin attempt. The ref slides in quickly on the opposite side. With that, Kennedy pulls up on Novak's tights to add more leverage.
Sanction: WAIT A MINUTE, NOT LIKE THIS. HE'S GOT THE TIGHTS!
The bell rings for the stoppage of the match. Novak quickly kicks out after the fact, but at that time, Kennedy starts rolling out of the ring.
Sanction: BRETT KENNEDY JUST STOLE ONE HERE IN THE FIRST ROUND!
Ramirez: Ladies and Gentlemen, your winner, and moving on in the Lord of the Ring Tournament... BRRETTT KENNEDY!
Sanction: Brett Kennedy just stole a victory by poking Novak in the eyes, low blowing him, then rolling him up with a hand full of tights for the three count.
Steel: And it all started with the steel chair Kennedy introduced. All it was was a way to get the referee distracted, and then he took matters into his own hands.
Sanction: I hope whoever Kennedy draws in the second round gives him twice- no, three times the beating that Novak gave him. What an act of disrespect throughout the match by Brett Kennedy!
Steel: But you have to be willing to do anything that it takes to move on to the next round of the tournament. Yes, it was a very lucky win for Kennedy, but he's probably taken much less damage than the rest of the other competitors already with this cunning plan.
Kennedy has his arm lifted up by the referee, as he shrugs with his other arm at Novak. Visibly seething, Novak kicks the bottom rope and looks on at Kennedy in distain.
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