[VOTE] XWA Massacre MAIN EVENT: Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge - WORLD TV TITLE!

A familiar face finally comes back to the XWA to challenge the World Television Champion, but is it Carmen Cambridge that Smith Jones defends the title against?
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[VOTE] XWA Massacre MAIN EVENT: Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge - WORLD TV TITLE!

Postby DJS » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:31 pm

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LIVE! From the XWA BattleZone in Chicago, Illinois (1500 Capacity)
Broadcast exclusively on The Xperience!


The Main Event:
One on One!


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Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge

Last month saw Smith Jones calling out Carmen Cambridge multiple times over twitter...only for management to be unable to work out a contract in time for those episodes of Massacre. However, it was made very clearly that it wasn't only Smith Jones and Carmen Cambridge who wanted to see this match, but those behind the scenes and all of the XWA fans! Tirelessly working away, this time the booking committee managed to get both sides to sign the ink! It is finally happening, XWA's Smith Jones versus Vengeance Pro's Carmen Cambridge!

WORD COUNT:
5000

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Deadline for matches is 15th February 2018 at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time.
Voting will start at this time and conclude on 20th February 2018 at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time.
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Re: XWA Massacre MAIN EVENT: Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge - WORLD TV TITLE!

Postby Smith Jones » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:33 am

Here in the XWA, each wrestler posts their version of the match.
Only one version will become wrestling history after the vote.
The following is my version of the events as I intend for them to unfold in my
XWA World Television Championship match against Johnny Coolbreeze on Massacre!!!

Enjoy.



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HANA RAMIEREZ:
The following contest, scheduled for one fall, is for the XWA World Television Championship!!!



“Don’t Stay” by Linkin Park hits the speakers and the crowd immediately comes to life with boooooooooooooos at the sound of the champion’s entrance music. All of the arena lights blast to full white as the cameras find the Ministry of Truth Goldstein & O’Brien) out in the midst of the rowdy crowd dressed in full riot gear complete with telescopic batons, helmets, and lexan shields. The arena slowly fades to darkness. Moments later, all of the spotlights flood their section of the crowd and Smith Jones is now between them adorned in his ornate white full-length robe with sparkly silver trim. His robe is open so we can see that he has the XWA World Television Championship locked safely around his waist. The riot cops escort Smitty through the crowd all the way down to ringside. Smith hops the barricade and mounts the steel ring steps while the Ministry of Truth takes positions at ringside. Goldstein watches the entrance ramp while O’Brien watches the crowd. Smith Jones wipes his feet respectfully on the ring apron and then parts the ropes, taking centre. He unsnaps the title belt and raises it high above his head with one hand to another round of boos from the crowd. Jones sneers out at the crowd with absolute disdain. He kisses the faceplate of the title before handing it to the referee. He shrugs his robe off and lets it hit the mat behind him as he moves to the ropes and stretches up for another mat war. Jones locks his eyes on the entranceway and paces back and forth along the ropes that face the ramp.



“Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner plays as a collective groan comes over the live audience.

[div align="center"]~If I could write you a song and make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm.
I used up all of my tricks, I hope that you like this.
But you probably won't. You think you're cooler than me.~[/div]


The multi-coloured strobe of a discotheque engulfs the arena, moving in rhythm of Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me". 'Big' Johnny Coolbreeze steps onto the stage in a set of tight leather pants and a half-buttoned silk Hawaiian print shirt. He has on a pair of white framed wraparound shades with blue lenses. He runs his hands through his hair, slicking it back real… cool-like. After a moment of taking in all of the adoration (he wishes), he continues down the aisleway, taunting and jeering at the uncools in attendance.

At the end of the aisle, Johnny now stands face to face with Goldstein. Standing six-foot-five himself, he is almost eye to eye with the six-six Goldstein. Johnny reaches into his pocket and pulls out… a bottle! A camera zooms in for a close up of the label; “Midnight Steel”! He raises it up in the air he then begins to spritz the immediate area with wafts of his cologne Midnight Steel. Johnny takes the musky spray and fills a cloud of it in front of him, stepping into the scent, engulfing himself in it. Amid mock vomiting from the front row fans. He turns a full circle spraying his cologne as members of the front row begin to cup their faces and recoil from the pungent scent. He offers a smug grin and a slow nod, encouraging all eyes to focus on him. Johnny stops smiling and steps right up close to Goldstein, trying to see his face through the tinted visor of his mask. Goldstein flicks his telescopic baton, extending it and standing at the ready to defend or to attack. Coolbreeze laughs out loud and backs away from Goldstein, sidestepping past the riot cop, giving a wide berth between the two. Goldstein turns and watches, allowing Johnny to enter the rinside area. He then faces the entranceway again, guarding against any possible outside interference from the locker room.


MARK SANCTION:
Coolbreeze is stalling! Just get in the ring! He’s not taking Smith Jones very seriously here!

TEMPEST:
I’m not sure what Big Johnny’s thinking here! He’s got a shot at the XWA World Television Championship right now! He should probably stop kidding around and focus on the champion! This was supposed to be Smith Jones versus Carmen Cambridge, but when she vanished, Coolbreeze stepped in as a last minute replacement!

Johnny looks into the ring at Smith who has now backed to a corner and is losing patience with the machinations of Johnny Coolbreeze. He locks eyes with a hottie in the front though, and makes his way closer to her. Johnny moves close to the barricade, getting chummy with the hottie.

MARK SANCTION:
Hey, that's Smith’s.... friend… Amélie Davenport at ringside!

TEMPEST:
Friend?? Did you just friend zone Smith Jones, Sanction? Smitty doesn't have friends! Amélie is Smith’s--

MARK SANCTION:
You don't know that!

Johnny brings the bottle of Midnight Steel up close to her. She kindly backs up, pushing the bottle away from her, politely. Johnny doesn't really take no for an answer, stepping up close. As Johnny starts to step over the barrier, O’Brien marches over to Coolbreeze and stops him. Johnny backs away from O’Brien, bumping into Goldstein who has appeared behind him. Flanked by the Ministry of Truth, Johnny now has nowhere to go! Goldstein grabs the Midnight Steel and drops it on the ringside floor. O’Brien grabs Johnny’s left arm; Goldstein grabs his right arm. Smith Jones runs the ropes and comes diving out of the ring with a sudden suicide dive!! Coolbreeze uses Goldstein and O’Brien as support, lifting both knees! Jones’ face smashes into Johnny’s knees!!!

MARK SANCTION:
Johnny Coolbreeze just blocked the attempted signature Tomorrow suicide dive from Smith Jones!!!

TEMPEST:
Did you see Smitty’s neck crank to the side on impact?!? Jones is dazed on the ringside floor!!

Coolbreeze steps on Smith’s neck as he slides into the ring, escaping the Ministry of Truth! Johnny sidles up next to ring announcer Hana Ramierez and allows her to… absorb his aroma. Hana steps away from Johnny and brings the microphone to her face.

HANA RAMIEREZ:
Introducing first… from--

Smith Jones slides into the ring and charges at Coolbreeze!! Johnny sidesteps Smith! Jones runs the ropes and comes back to be met with a drop toehold! Johnny drops a big elbow, but Jones moves out of the way!

MARK SANCTION:
Get out of the ring, Hana! This match...



DING! DING!! DING!!!



MARK SANCTION:
...is underway!!

TEMPEST:
You’re not kidding! Referee Tommy Tickles can already see that this is going to be another out of control Smith Jones classic!

Jones and Coolbreeze both get up at the same time. The bigger, heavier Johnny shoves Smith backwards to the ropes for an Irish whip. Smitty digs his feet into the mat and throws his weight into a reversal. Coolbreeze runs the ropes and comes back with a spin into a discus clothesline. Jones ducks it and throws a Pélé kick. Big Johnny swats it aside and lets Jones hit the mat. An elbow drop finds the small of Smith’s back. A second elbow drop. A third connects. Coolbreeze wraps his arms around Jones’ in a north-south waistlock, hoisting him up off the canvas for his signature Deadlift Gutwrench Suplex!

MARK SANCTION:
Just raw power from Coolbreeze here!

TEMPEST:
Yeah, the manly man is just showing off getting Smitty in this maneuver so early on in the match!

With Jones still in his arms, Johnny does a few squats before lifting him up and turning him upside down for the suplex. Jones manages to float over and land on his feet behind Coolbreeze. Smitty goes for the Pélé kick and hits Johnny in the back of the head! Coolbreeze drops to one knee. Jones runs the ropes and comes back with a running knee strike to the back of the head. Johnny is now face down on the canvas. Smith hits a leg drop on the back of Big Johnny’s neck. He gets up and entangles his fingers in Big Johnny’s greasy hair and pulls him to a standing position. Smith runs the ropes and comes back to be met by a solid Polish hammer that nearly caves in his chest! Smith gets up instinctively and walks into a discus clothesline. Again, Jones stands up and tries to muster some offense, but gets cut short by a sudden Northern Lights suplex!! Bridge!! Pin!!



ONE…



TWO…



KICKOUT by Jones!!!



MARK SANCTION:
That was a close call right there! Looks like maybe Smitty hasn’t been taking Big Johnny very seriously leading up to this match!

TEMPEST:
A close call indeed! But we both know it’s far too early in this match to see Smith lose his sweet silver strap! There’s a lot more in the tank for both of these guys!

Both on their feet again, Johnny gets Jones in a standing side headlock. Jones works to get his hand in between Johnny’s forearm and Smith’s own jawline. He then starts to slowly break free of the hold, but Coolbreeze jerks Jones’ head right back into position, even tighter than before. Smith drops to a knee, trying to alter his predicament, but Coolbreeze will not relent, pulling Jones back up to his feet, still trapped in the side headlock. Smith buries an elbow to the ribs, but Coolbreeze is seemingly unfazed. A second flipper to the side of Coolbreeze and Jones feels the tension loosen on his head. A third jab to the lateral obliques and Big Johnny finally lets go. Jones pulls Johnny’s back to the ropes and then shoves him to the far ropes. Nope… Coolbreeze gets a handful of hair and stops everything dead centre in the ring, locking Smith again in that tight side headlock!

TEMPEST:
Smitty can’t seem to figure out how to take control of this match!

MARK SANCTION:
Jones is six-two, two twenty-nine; Coolbreeze is six-five, two fifty-five!

TEMPEST:
You think those three inches and twenty-six pounds are enough to stop Smith Jones? Just watch!

Smith plants both feet and lifts Johnny off the ground in a belly-to-back suplex.

TEMPEST:
Smith’s got power too!

Coolbreeze flips in mid-air and lands on top of Jones! He hooks the outside leg!



ONE…



TWO…



NOOOOOO!




Jones kicks out strong and rolls to his feet. Coolbreeze stands as well and immediately throws a knife edge chop. Wooooooooooo! Smith eats it and without thinking retaliates with a chop of his own. Wooooooooooo! Johnny throws another chop, but Smitty ducks it and runs the ropes behind Johnny. Coolbreeze turns just as Jones throws a roaring elbow. Coolbreeze takes a few steps back. Jones hits Johnny with a textbook standing dropkick that knocks Johnny off his feet. As Coolbreeze starts to get up, Jones gets him with a snap basement DDT. Smitty gets Johnny up and hits him with a swinging neckbreaker. Side Russian leg sweep. Vertical Suplex. After that flurry of offense by Jones, Coolbreeze is struggling to get to his feet. With a smirk, Jones pulls him to his feet and kicks him in the gut, doubling him over. Jones picks Coolbreeze up and connects with a stiff piledriver in the middle of the ring.

SMITH JONES:
STAY DOWN!!

Jones goes topside, climbing the turnbuckles on the inside facing out.

MARK SANCTION:
He’s looking for his signature picture perfect top rope diving moonsault!

TEMPEST:
If he hits this, Jones will most definitely be one step closer to retaining that sweet silver strap of his!

As Smith achieves balance on the top rope, Johnny Coolbreeze makes it to his feet. Jones glances at Amélie in the front row for just a split second before he throws his full body weight backwards into his signature Visual Music! Jones comes flying upside down towards Coolbreeze as Coolbreeze takes a few steps forward and kicks Smitty square in the face with a signature running Big Boot!!!

TEMPEST:
What the hell?!?! Big Johnny just kicked Smitty clean out of the air!!!

Coolbreeze drops to a knee and tries to shake off the recent onslaught by Jones. Smith lies on the mat where he came crashing to a halt.

MARK SANCTION:
Tempest, call this replay!

TEMPEST:
This is unreal! Let’s see this one in slow motion all the way, boys! Smitty hangs from the sky upside down, floating towards Big Johnny with perfect technique and flawless form! Then comes the rudest of awakenings when Big Johnny charges in and BOOOOOOOM!!! But, it doesn’t even end there! After Smith’s face gets caved in by the bottom of Big Johnny’s big boot, his neck contorts from the impact of the kick and he tumbles in an uncontrolled plunge, landing awkwardly on the mat!! Big Johnny Coolbreeze!! Pin that man!!

Coolbreeze moves over to Jones and gets a handful of hair, dragging him vertical. Johnny whirls into a spinning back elbow that connects to Smith’s cheekbone. Smith stumbles sideways and falls down to a twisted seated position in the corner against the turnbuckles. Coolbreeze smiles at the damage he’s done and runs the ropes. He comes charging back with a running face wash to the side of Smith’s head. After a violent recoil from the vicious impact, Smith’s body goes limp, crumpled in the corner and folded in half over the bottom rope. The referee goes over to check on Jones. Coolbreeze shoves his way past the ref and grabs Jones by the wrist, dragging him across the mat and laying him out flat on his back in the middle of the ring. Big Johnny smiles at the live crowd and does a double bicep pose. He steps on Smitty’s chest with one foot and ref Tickles lays down the count.



ONE…



TWO....



NOOOOO!




Jones shoves Johnny’s leg off of his chest with an angry grunt. Johnny looks down at Smitty and chuckles at his unending irreverence. Smitty looks up at Coolbreeze with a scowl.

SMITH JONES:
You’ll have to kill me!

JOHNNY COOLBREEZE:
Whatever you want, man.

Johnny begins to stomp a mudhole in Smith’s chest. Jones coughs and gasps, trying unsuccessfully to fend off the attack. Jones rolls away from Coolbreeze, but Big Johnny follows and continues to stomp and kick at Jones. His dream of winning his very first title match is becoming more and more real with each stomp, each kick, each moment he remains in control of this match and keeps the legend of Smith Jones at bay.

Johnny takes a few steps back and flexes his pecs one at a time, alternating and laughing to himself as he does it. Jones gets to all fours and crawls towards the ropes. Coolbreeze gets serious and gets a running start, aiming for Smith’s head with a punt kick! But no! Smith Jones sweeps the leg and Big Johnny winds up on his back. Jones grabs the middle rope and starts to get himself vertical. As Jones gets to one knee near the ropes, Johnny charges in again, this time running at Jones with a shining wizard! But no! Jones sweeps the leg again! Johnny’s momentum takes him flying into the middle rope with his crotch!! Oooooooooooooooohhh!!! He springs off the middle rope towards the middle of the ring! Jones stumbles backwards into a corner.


TEMPEST:
If there’s one injury Big Johnny doesn’t want to suffer, it’s this one!

Coolbreeze’s eyes bulge out of his head as he writhes on the mat mid ring. Jones waits and watches in the corner, not amused in the least, but rather focused and ready to pounce. Jones tries to get the crowd chanting in his favour.

SMITH JONES:
Smitty!! Smitty!! Smitty!! Smitty!! Smitty!! Smitty!! Smitty!! Smitty!!
Smitty!! Smitty!! Smitty!! Smitty!!

CROWD:
Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!!
Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!! Geoffrey!!

SMITH JONES:
I HATE YOU, AUSTIN CARTER!!!

As Johnny Coolbreeze gets to his feet mid ring, Jones pushes off from the corner and charges in full steam!! Big Johnny shifts his weight and counters into a massive spinebuster to Smith Jones!!! WHAM!!! Johnny floats over into another pin attempt!



ONE…



TWO…



KICKOUT by Smitty!




MARK SANCTION:
The frustration is really beginning to show on the face of Johnny Coolbreeze after four unanswered yet unsuccessful pin attempts!

TEMPEST:
And those same four pin attempts by Big Johnny have got Smitty frustrated as well! He just can’t seem to gain control of this match no matter what he does! You’ve gotta wonder if Coolbreeze really might have Smith’s number here tonight!

Just then, Ministry of Truth member Goldstein climbs the steel ring steps and points his baton into the ring at Johnny Coolbreeze. Coolbreeze approaches the riot cop, but referee Tommy Tickles shoves him to the middle of the ring. Jones rolls Coolbreeze up with a schoolboy roll-up into a pin!! The referee doesn’t see it because he’s dealing with Smitty’s own henchman, Goldstein!! Coolbreeze kicks out around two, maybe even three, but it’s academic. They both stand up. Johnny runs the ropes and comes back with a signature Running Big Boot, but Jones ducks it and Coolbreeze nails referee Tommy Tickles in the back of the head with the sole of his boot!!! The ref stumbles forward and smashes his face against Goldstein’s lexan riot shield before falling to the mat near the ropes!

TEMPEST:
Wow!! Big Johnny really leveled the ref with that full tilt signature Running Big Boot!!!

Coolbreeze moves over to the fallen referee and tries to revive him, but Tommy Tickles is out cold from the kick! On the other side of the ring, riot cop O’Brien gets into the ring carrying his riot shield. Jones motions wildly for O’Brien to stand in the corner. Smith gets Johnny in a full nelson and turns so their backs are to O’Brien. Smith Jones throws Johnny Coolbreeze with an overhead release dragon suplex!! If only for a moment, time stands still as Johnny’s body floats backwards towards the lexan shield of O’Brien and as he lies there on air, there is simply nothing he can do but wait for impact! Then… BAAAAAAAAAMMMM!!

MARK SANCTION:
Sleep Paralysis by Smith Jones against O’Brien’s lexan riot shield!!! Did you see his neck crank on impact?!?! This match is now completely out of control!!!

TEMPEST:
Look! Goldstein’s wrapping the ring up in riot tape!

Having dropped his riot shield at ringside, Goldstein is now circumnavigating the ring apron wrapping the ropes in yellow caution tape that reads Truth Line Do Not Cross on it. Inside the ring, O’Brien drops his shield and gets Coolbreeze in a north-south waistlock. He lifts him up into a Jackknife Powerbomb while Jones waits! As Johnny comes falling out of the sky, Jones tucks his knees to his chest and connects with a Backstabber to the neck!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

MARK SANCTION:
Jackknife Point of Controversy!!! Is anyone going to come out here and stop this??!?

TEMPEST:
Correction, Sanction!! Smith Jones renamed it the Truth Bomb!! Truth Bomb by Goldstein and Smith Jones!!! Johnny Coolbreeze has been completely annihilated by Smith Jones and his Ministry of Truth!!! Somebody wake ref Tickles!!

MARK SANCTION:
He’s conscious, but barely, Tempest! The Ministry of Truth is clearing the ring now! That yellow caution tape remains on the ropes, clearly identifying this as the true crime scene that it is!! Don’t make the count, ref!!

TEMPEST:
Lateral press by Smith Jones!! This match is over!!



ONE...



MARK SANCTION:
No!!



TWO...



MARK SANCTION:
No!!!



KICKOUT by Johnny Coolbreeze!!!



MARK SANCTION:
Yes!!!

TEMPEST:
Wow!!!

MARK SANCTION:
The match continues!!!

TEMPEST:
Yes, but now Smith Jones is in control!!

Jones’ face goes red with rage at Coolbreeze kicking out of the Truth Bomb. Smith gets Johnny in a front facelock and hoists him up for his signature Spilled Milk slingshot brainbuster! Johnny comes to rest face down on the canvas. Jones climbs to the second turnbuckle on the inside.

TEMPEST:
He’s gotta be thinking Gravitas! If he hits this knee drop to the back of the head, you gotta believe Big Johnny will NOT kick out this time!

Jones slides down his right kneepad and drools at the mouth. Johnny is not moving at all. Jones smells blood and decides to climb even higher.

MARK SANCTION:
Oh, no! He’s gonna hit that Gravitas knee drop from the TOP rope instead of the middle!

TEMPEST:
Oh, but maybe not! Big Johnny is getting up!

Coolbreeze hops quickly to his feet and starts walking towards Jones. Jones leaps from the top rope anyway, aiming his exposed knee at Johnny’s nose! Big Johnny catches Jones in mid air with both of Jones’ knees resting on Johnny’s shoulders. From this slightly awkward position, Johnny drops Jones with a stiff Blue Thunder Bomb that he calls The Cool Breeze!!! WHHHAAAAAMMMM!!! Before the ref even starts to count, O’Brien gets up on the apron. Big Johnny rushes at him with a Big Boot, but O’Brien jumps off the apron to ringside to avoid contact. Johnny returns his attention to the now standing Jones. Johnny goes for a stiff clothesline, but Jones counters with a flapjack into a stunner to the knee!!! Tragic News hits hard hyperextending Big Johnny’s left knee!!! Jones wastes no time in transitioning to his new feature move Room 101!!! The half stump puller folds Big Johnny in half as he screams out in agony!!! He tries to hold on, but the pain is too much!!! Johnny Coolbreeze taps out to Tragic News!!!



DING! DING!! DING!!!



MARK SANCTION:
This is a travesty of justice!!

TEMPEST:
It really is Tragic News, Sanction, watching Big Johnny’s dream of winning his first singles title disappear this way!

HANA RAMIEREZ:
Here is your winner… AND STILL… XWA World Television Champion... there is only one... SMITH JONES!!!!

Smith rolls out of the ring and grabs the TV Title belt from the timekeeper’s table. He heads up the ramp as his Ministry of Truth follows close behind.

TEMPEST:
He’s getting outta here before they riot here in Chicago!

“Don’t Stay” by Linkin Park plays as Jones rushes out of the BattleZone with his title in hand. Fade to black.
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Re: XWA Massacre MAIN EVENT: Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge - WORLD TV TITLE!

Postby Johnny Coolbreeze » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:23 am

XWA Television Championship
Smith Jones © vs Johnny Coolbreeze
Hana Ramirez: Ahem. Introducing, from...sigh...”The Coolest Place on Earth”

~If I could write you a song and make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm.
I used up all of my tricks, I hope that you like this.
But you probably won't. You think you're cooler than me.~


The multi-coloured strobe of a discotheque engulfs the arena, moving in rhythm of Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me"...

Hana Ramirez: ...weighing in at 255 pounds and standing 6' 5”! He is the “Coolest Guy on the Internet”... JOHNNY! COOLBREEZE!!

'Big' Johnny Coolbreeze steps onto the stage in a set of tight leather pants and a half-buttoned silk Hawaiian print shirt and a pair of white frame'd & blue lens'd wraparound shades. He takes his hands, and runs them through his hair, slicking it back real...cool-like. After a moment of taking in all of the adoration (he wishes) he continues down the aisleway, taunting and jeering at the uncools in attendance.

At the end of the aisle, Johnny steps up onto the steel steps, scanning over the immediate crowd before removing from his pocket...a bottle! He raises it up in the air, with a camera panning in for a close up of the label; “Midnight Steel”! He offers a smug grin and a slow nod, encouraging direction to be had at his signature fragrance.


color guy: What a marketing opportunity!

Johnny takes the musky spray and fills a cloud of it in front of him, stepping into the scent, engulfing himself in it. Amid mock vomiting from the front row fans. He locks eyes with a hottie in the front though, and makes his way closer to her.

Johnny moves close to the barricade, getting chummy with the hottie. He's mouthing something to her, a bit inaudibly, but most likely was something “romantic”-ish. Johnny brings the bottle of Midnight Steel up close to her, even removing the cap. She kindly backs up, pushing the bottle away from her, politely. Johnny doesn't really take no for an answer, stepping over the barricade and presenting it closer to him – to which this time she decks him with the stinging echo of the coldest slap you ever heard! The impact sends him reeling back, leaning off the barricade with one hand. The hottie takes him by the back of his short-hair and, with the help of an event security, throws Johnny back over the barricade and to a heap on the floor. Johnny is quick to pick himself up, even offering the hottie a seductive wink...a wink which of course she can only roll her eyes to.

Johnny turns his attention to his opponent as he marches up the steps, stepping between the middle and top ropes. Once in the ring he climbs onto the second rope in the corner, and raises his Midnight Steel up in the air once more as the bell is rung.


All of the arena lights blast to full white as Linkin' Park's "Don't Stay" hits the speakers. Two large riot cops known as the Ministry of Truth appear side by side somewhere out in the crowd. Suddenly, the lights all go pitch dark. Moments later, all of the spotlights flood their section of the crowd and Smith Jones is now between them adorned in his ornate white full-length robe with sparkly silver trim. His robe is open so we can see that he has the XWA World Television Championship locked safely around his waist. The riot cops escort Smitty through the crowd all the way down to ringside. Smith hops the barricade and mounts the steel ring steps while the Ministry of Truth takes positions at ringside. Goldstein watches the entrance ramp while O’Brien watches the crowd. Smith Jones wipes his feet respectfully on the ring apron and then parts the ropes, taking centre.

HANA RAMIEREZ:
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada... weighing in at two hundred twenty-nine pounds... he is the XWA Television Champion... there is only one... SMITH JONES!!!

Jones unsnaps the title belt and raises it high above his head with one hand to a round of boos from the crowd. Jones smiles to himself and kisses the faceplate of the title before handing it to the referee. He shrugs his robe off and lets it hit the mat behind him as he moves to the ropes and stretches up for another mat war.

The crowd roared in anticipation for the onset of the now-impromptu Television Title contest. Reigning-Champion Smith Jones took a long look at sizing up sudden replacement opponent. Yes, Big Johnny Coolbreeze was certainly a whole other kind of size for Smith to prepare for over Carmen Cambridge, although perhaps the attitudes were the same. For Smith, this wasn’t just a match, it was yet another title defense of his prized possession in a rare contest of mutual, competitive respect. For Johnny, title opportunities didn’t come his way often, this even being his first one-on-one shot in his entire near three year career. Johnny was hungry. And not just for a plate of nachos either…

Smith approached Johnny as he attempted to slide into a grapple, but Johnny had other plans as he buried an elbow into the champ’s side, getting a groan out of him in the process. Johnny continued the assault with a mirrored elbow from the other arm to make his other side match, causing Smith to suck in a deep breath in an attempt to withstand it...that brief moment of distraction allows Johnny to step in, bashing Smith’s forehead with his own in a crushing headbutt, sending Smith staggering back to a knee!

Sanction: Smart by Coolbreeze here, he’s obviously studied tape knowing that Smith is a technician’s technical wrestler and not a brawler. Johnny is keeping the fight in his own wheelhouse.

Tempest: The champion is certainly fighting from the backfoot here, but I’m not counting him out. Johnny can be as cunning as he is loud, and that’s a lot of cunning. But there’s a reason Smith has the resume he has!

Smith slowly starts to get to his feet, albeit not without a hand holding his head from the shot. Johnny is all too eager to “help” him up, only to grab him by the wrist, sending him into the ropes chest first. Just as Smith hits the ropes, Johnny is right behind him with a crushing lariat to the back, knocking the champion through the ropes - but to the apron! Johnny takes a step back and admires his work, he always loved it when a plan came together... With Smith in such a vulnerable position, Johnny raised his right arm in the air, pulling his elbow pad down to expose the bare joint, and aiming right at Smith’s face.

Sanction: This can’t possibly end well…

Smith slowly starts to pull himself up with the ropes as Johnny makes his dash across the ring, bringing his elbow up - when Smith DUCKS! Veteran instincts by Smith left him the wherewithal to duck underneath Johnny’s telegraphed strike, then with the big challenger extended, Smith was quick to bring his knee up and into Johnny’s chin! At that moment Johnny’s eyes got super glossy like, leaving Smith to pull him the rest of the way through the ropes, shoving him to the floor in a heap!

Tempest: You were right, that didn’t end well...for Johnny. He got a bit too carried away there and Smith bided his time and made him pay.

Johnny was barely stirring, at least on all fours on the floor, when Smith came down off the apron for a short jump, double foot stomp to Johnny’s spine, the impact sending Johnny nonchalantly chest first to the floor. You could almost hear some approval of the Battlezone for Smith...almost, but then you know, you remember that Smith Jones is just as much of an asshole as Johnny is obnoxious and it was kinda a wash. I mean, really, who do you want as your fighting champion, the loudmouth musk scented man, or the man who had the demeanor of a silent hitman in the ring?

“Come on, Johnny, fight me!” Smith called out as he kicked Johnny over onto his back. “Get up…” Smith let the words fall out as he reached down and brought Johnny up in a reverse front facelock, holding him there, threatening a reverse DDT. He started to drop, until Johnny wrapped his leg around Smith’s, the two using that to mutually break their holds.

Sanction: Smart. Smith knew if he dropped Johnny, Johnny would trip him first and most likely make him take the brunt of the fall.

Tempest: Where as Johnny would stand to gain more by forcing the break than going for the extra damage from the trip. Guess Johnny has some level of intelligence after all. That’s a weird sentence…

Johnny spun around eyeing up Smith, who gave him a passing nod. Mild amusement, I suppose. Smith again leaned in to lock up with Johnny, who again launched an elbow to block, but this time Smith side-stepped, stepping behind the big guy and applying a rear waistlock!

Sanction: Johnny is no ring general, and Smith knew that Johnny would go back to the same counter...Smith used that to his advantage.

Tempest: Now...you can tell me what he’s going to do with the big man in his grip.

With a heave, Smith lifts Johnny off his feet, but only gets a couple of inches as Johnny kicks his feet away to scramble back to the floor! Smith rotated the waistlock some, now lining up with the steel barricade behind him, his goal now clear - throw the big man somehow into the steel. Smith lets out a grunt and a heave as he lifts Johnny again, but this time Johnny places his hands on the bottom rope, gripping them tightly as he passes by and stopping the throw right where it started.

Tempest: Seems we’re at a stand-still…

Finally, with a very guttural, loud grunt and a loooonnnggggg heave, Smith gets Johnny up AGAIN, though Johnny shifts his weight around and Smith loses his balance with the big man in his grip. The result? The most awkward looking belly-to-back suplex ever that sees Johnny crack the back of his head on the railing, but also sends Smith into the railing kidney first! Smith yelps out in pain as he falls to the floor, Johnny landing face down next to him…

Sanction: Luckily our barricades aren’t sharp.

Tempest: Right? I hear impaling your kidneys aren’t a strong plan for success…

Sanction: Hey, Temp? We’re still at our stand-still…

Almost immediately on the bad landing referee Tommy Tickles slides out of the ring to check on the two. He didn’t seem the least bit interested in warning the two of an impending double count out. And, that was a decision the entirety of the Battlezone seemed to enjoy too. We always want a winner, especially so in our main events, and double especially so when there was a title on the line!

Smith was first to wake up, albeit not getting up as he surveyed the wreckage. Disappointed he botched his suplex, though maybe it was bound to happen at some point working with a bigger man. It was still effective, at least. Johnny still hadn’t gotten up, however. Perhaps out of just instinct alone, Smith rolled Johnny over onto his back, throwing his arm over him in a cover. It didn’t take long before he remembered where he was. Looking up though, that ring could have been a thousand miles away…

Sanction: Johnny has got to be out on his back right now, if only Smith could get Johnny into the ring. He’d probably have this won right now…

Tempest: Yeah, but if a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his ass when he hopped.

Sanction: Either way, Johnny should probably learn to not block suplex attempts with his head and steel barricades. I mean, for his future health and all. Not sure how much he’s got to have left in the tank after that in all honesty.

At this point, Smith gets back to his feet and returns to the ring under the bottom rope, letting Tommy begin the count.

1!
2!
3!
4!

Johnny lifts his head up, cognizant of the count at least.

Tempest: Well at least he’s conscious. The one way you hate to see a big fight end is with a move gone wrong.

5!

Johnny sits up, and much like Smith before him, the ring looked a thousand miles out!

6!
7!

“C’mon, Big Johnny...this is your shot…”

Seemingly his self-peptalk pushes him forward, on all fours, towards the ring, slowly…

8!

He reaches out for the ring apron, grabbing it loosely in his hands.

9!

“C’mon Johnny...don’t let Smith win this way. Show him you belong, in this spot…”

10 - Reaching up, Johnny grabs the top of the ring apron and pulls himself under the bottom rope just before Tommy could wave the match off! Smith raises an eye at Johnny’s willingness to continue despite his possible concussion., but he doesn’t let it sway his plan of action.

Sanction: The problem now is while Johnny was barely trying to beat the count, Smith has had all the time in the world to recover. That’s not a position you want the veteran to be in.

Smith “helps” Johnny up this time to a seated position, only to lay a single open-palm chop to the big man’s chest! A hushed “woooooooooo” falls over the crowd at the stinging impact as Johnny cringes from it. Smith goes for a second, but this one Johnny catches! Johnny pushes up on Smith’s arm, using that leverage to get to his feet. Johnny then goes low with a toe kick to the abdomen, followed by a double-fisted sledge, (or Polish hammer as it’s called by some workers) to the face, which Smith manages to duck leaving Johnny far over-extended. In the distraction, Smith takes Johnny, spins him around and throws him overhead with a snap “Take it Home” into the ring ropes, watching as Johnny collapses onto the mat in a heap.

Tempest: He can’t have much right now.

Moving in stride, Smith ascends to the top rope, coming down onto Johnny with a bit of “Visual Music” of his own, an ohsocrisp diving moonsault onto the challenger, holding the leg on landing. Tommy drops down to count;

1!

2!

3!

Hana Ramirez: Your winner as a result of a pinfall, and STILL the XWA Television Champion. SMMMIIITTTHHHHHH JOOOONNNNEEEESSS!!!

Sanction: Whoa. I...didn’t expect that? Johnny fought hard to get back into the ring, but then when he did…

Tempest: A number of things went wrong there. The time he gave Smith to recover. The botched suplex. The natural experience factor Smith had overall.

Sanction: Still, the champion retains. But I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if not for that landing with the barricade...congrats to Smith of course, he’s the man for a reason. You know?

Tempest: I get it. Most predicted Smith over Carmen, no one thought Johnny could get the job done, then when he tried that awful accident happened and...it was clear Johnny wasn’t himself after that, now you wonder how the match could have gone different had that suplex not happened.

Sanction: Maybe in the future. For now, godspeed Johnny Coolbreeze, and congratulations to Smith Jones on another incredible title defense!
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Re: XWA Massacre MAIN EVENT: Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge - WORLD TV TITLE!

Postby Dan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:16 pm

I'll go back and properly read and vote on these later, but did I miss when this became Smith vs Coolbreeze instead of Carmen?
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Re: XWA Massacre MAIN EVENT: Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge - WORLD TV TITLE!

Postby RevolutionJones » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:30 pm

From what I know, the IC explanation is that Carmen is out with a shoulder injury in VPW, so if she's too injured to compete there, she's too injured to compete here as well. OOC, I don't know if the handler disappeared or asked for a leave of absence or what.

I'll add my votes to this post later.
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Re: XWA Massacre MAIN EVENT: Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge - WORLD TV TITLE!

Postby Smith Jones » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:51 pm

RevolutionJones wrote:From what I know, the IC explanation is that Carmen is out with a shoulder injury in VPW, so if she's too injured to compete there, she's too injured to compete here as well. OOC, I don't know if the handler disappeared or asked for a leave of absence or what.
What he said. It all happened on Twitter in public and in private. The handler of Carmen Coolbreeze #ooc dropped the character right after we got the match booked. Literally the day after. So, #ic she has a shoulder injury and Johnny Coolbreeze was nice enough to step up and work the match.

Thanks in advance for your votes/feedback. And sorry I've been so busy lately. I should become more active in my voting habits in the coming weeks as life schedule eases up a little.

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Re: XWA Massacre MAIN EVENT: Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge - WORLD TV TITLE!

Postby RevolutionJones » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:23 pm

Smith Jones wrote:
RevolutionJones wrote:From what I know, the IC explanation is that Carmen is out with a shoulder injury in VPW, so if she's too injured to compete there, she's too injured to compete here as well. OOC, I don't know if the handler disappeared or asked for a leave of absence or what.
What he said. It all happened on Twitter in public and in private. The handler of Carmen Cambridge #ooc dropped the character right after we got the match booked. Literally the day after. So, #ic she has a shoulder injury and Johnny Coolbreeze was nice enough to step up and work the match.

Thanks in advance for your votes/feedback. And sorry I've been so busy lately. I should become more active in my voting habits in the coming weeks as life schedule eases up a little.

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Oh, what? Carmen got dropped? Damn...I liked her stuff from the Legends press conference, and I was hoping to see what she'd come up with writing a full match.

OK, voting time!

Smith Jones
What I liked: Absolute chaos from bell-to-bell, with moments that had me thinking maybe, just maybe, Johnny was going to pull off the fluke victory, paired with the best use of Minitrue (can I just say "Minitrue" instead of "Goldstein and O'Brien"?) yet and references to multiple other relationships and storylines Smith has going right now.

What I disliked: Johnny came off a bit too...I guess the right word is "valiant" at points, given his character. Like, I get that there has to be a lighter shade of gray when it comes to heel vs. heel matches, and that Johnny was positioned as the more sympathetic one, but I feel like there were a few missed opportunities for Johnny to use his chickenshit dirty tactics to counter Smith's brutality and Minitrue's interference. Also wished the shoulder injury had come up as the explanation as to why Carmen's not around.

Personal Favourite Part: Tied between Ameile Davenport's cameo, mainly for the fact that it means their storyline is gonna be an actual thing and not just Twitter hints, and Minitrue putting caution tape around the ring, which is really just my favorite of several moments that really emphasized and embraced their role as riot cops specifically, not just enforcers.

Personal Least Favourite Part: The finish confused me a little. Was Johnny supposed to be tapping out to Room 101, or to Tragic News? If it's the latter, when did Smith switch back to Tragic News?

Constructive Criticism for Next Time: This is more of a nitpick than a dislike (hence my putting it here), but the multi-exclamation points in the action descriptions felt a little over-spammed towards the end, where it'd get up to multiple !!!'s in a paragraph. Not saying they shouldn't ever be used, but it might be more useful to put certain words in all-caps or let the commentators freak out as ways of conveying the same intense emotion without having to use !!'s and !!!'s as often.

Final Comments: If I had to rate this...8/10.

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Johnny Coolbreeze
What I liked: This one played well off the fact that Johnny hasn't built up much legitimate credibility in-ring and therefore makes a natural underdog against someone like Smith.

What I disliked: Similar critiques as with Smith--Johnny could have been more of a chickenshit while still serving the needs of the story, Carmen's absence isn't really explained. Also, more importantly, the match pacing felt way off here. I get what the idea was--Johnny hangs in there long enough to build up some hope, then he bangs his head on the railing and most of it's extinguished, then he brings a little back by barely climbing in, only for Smith to dash what's left--but the time from the official start of the match to the railing spot didn't feel like enough time to get me behind him, and the execution doesn't take me on quite the rollercoaster it should.

Personal Favourite Part: Johnny scouting Smith's moves early on and forcing the match to stay a brawl. That was some smart psychology there.

Personal Least Favourite Part: Johnny juuuuuust barely making it back in the ring. Not just because the use of numerals instead of writing out the numbers made it look like he failed to get in, but because it feels like a missed opportunity. Like, if Johnny had just barely not made it and lost by countout, that could have been useful for making Smith look more dishonorable and giving Johnny a reason to delusionally brag about how tough he is because Smith took the 10-count instead of properly putting him away.

Constructive Criticism for Next Time: There's definitely potential for Johnny to work his way up into a Toru Yano sort of spot on the XWA food chain, and with some better-structured matches and memorable moments, I can definitely see him getting there in time.

Final Comments: If I had to rate this...about a 7/10.

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The Person Getting My VOTE: Smith Jones
Overall Match Comments: Props to the both of you for making the best of a bad booking situation. Smith gets the edge here, not just for the quality of the match itself, but for the longer story potential it brings in. Whatever's coming next, I know it's gonna be interesting.
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Re: [VOTE] XWA Massacre MAIN EVENT: Smith Jones vs. Carmen Cambridge - WORLD TV TITLE!

Postby Smith Jones » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:57 pm

For clarification, my mistake. It was meant to be Room 101 that Johnny tapped to. My apologies for the confusion. I will not edit the match as per rules of engagement.
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