Post by LillaThrilla on Dec 25, 2009 13:32:01 GMT -5
PXW #1: It's Always Hardcore In Philadelphia June 12, 2005
Philadelphia eXtreme Wrestling is a new wrestling group that - as the name suggests - is based in Philly and bills itself as being hardcore. Where have we heard of this before? The debut show is taking place in an old bingo hall or something...
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Jet Lee pinned Super Winger with the Kiss of the Dragon in 0:05:32. Rating: ** 3/4
Jet Lee is an Asian martial artist doing a Jet Li/Jackie Chan gimmick. Winger is a masked Japanese guy. A staple gun gets used and Lee bleeds, but manages to finish Winger with a spin kick to the neck.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match The Blood Brothers (Pao Dracul and Tsung Dracul) defeated The Executioners (Skull and Crossbones) when Pao pinned Crossbones after an Asai moonsault in 0:05:28. Rating: 1/2*
The Draculs are a couple of Asian vampires. The Executioners are a couple of fat guys in executioner masks.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Chris Ravage pinned Brian Hansen with the Livewire in 0:02:38. Rating: * 1/2
Couple of local guys. Match was all punch-kick.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match X-Treme made Eddie Chavez submit to a chokehold in 0:10:51. Rating: **** 1/4 [Ariel Sweet interfered against X-Treme.]
Chavez seemed to have this won after some distraction by his valet allowed him to mount a comeback. X-Treme got hit with a barbwire-covered brick and put through a table but Chavez couldn't quite get the pin and got choked out.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Wild Child pinned Crimson Ghost with the Wild Thing in 0:07:41. Rating: ****
Crimson Ghost has a outfit and mask that are all blood red. He cuts a weird promo before the match about bathing in the blood of the innoncent and haunting your nightmares. Wild Child is a young guy who sprints all the way to the ring to get things started. Ghost controls most of the match before Wild Child slides out of a powerslam attempt and hits some highspots.
Post-match, Wild Child celebrates wildly but Crimson Ghost isn't happy about losing. He attacks Wild Child and gives him a high-angle tiger driver. Wild Child gets stretched out.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match I.M. Extreme and Tommy Hardcore defeated The Toxic Boyz (Johnny Toxic and Tommy Toxic) when Hardcore pinned Tommy with the Hardcore Piledriver in 0:14:44. Rating: *** 3/4 [Paula Pollution interfered against Tommy Hardcore.] [Paula Pollution interfered against I.M. Extreme.]
Think Sandman and Tommy Dreamer against a couple of punk kids with a pollution gimmick. Surprisingly good match given the hardcore duo are glorified brawlers. Extreme ends up clearing house with a singapore cane.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Brett Masters pinned Eddie O'Brien with the Starmaker in 0:20:27. Rating: ****
Eddie O'Brien is a big Irish brawler. Masters is a local cocky guy and self-proclaimed "Rising Star". Masters takes a powerbomb on a chair then a brainbuster on a chair, but manages to kick out both times. O'Brien tries his Straightjack Suplex to finish but gets kicked in the nads and Masters takes advantage by hitting his finisher.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Xavier T. Crawford pinned Eric Draven after a reverse flying elbowdrop in 0:07:10. Rating: *** 1/4
Draven is dressed in black with Crow makeup. He slumps in the corner, whines about life like an emo bitch, and quotes Edgar Allen Poe. A more aggressive opponent might come out and shut him up right away, but Crawford takes forever to get to the ring, apparently in a drug-induced haze.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Kurt Nelson, Taz McKnight and Max Melton defeated The South Central Playaz (L.A. Riotz and Serial Thrilla) and Jamal Pierce when Taz made Jamal submit to the Troubleshooter in 0:12:00. Rating: *** 1/2
Three gangstas against three white guys who could be generalized as Chris Benoit, Taz, and Adam Bomb. Pierce hits a Drive By through a table but McKnight kicks out because he's a badass like that. Pierce actually tires a choke sleeper on McKnight who uses the highly technical counter of punching him in the face. A couple suplexes set up a sharpshooter and Jamal taps.
Riotz charges McKnight with some brass knux and clocks him in the back of the head, to break the hold on Pierce. Serial Thrilla also attacks but eats a boot from Melton then gets a Total Meltdown for his troubles. Nelson takes Riotz down and puts him in the Full Nelson Camel Clutch.
Post by LillaThrilla on Jan 2, 2010 17:51:03 GMT -5
PXW #2: Manic Meltdown June 19, 2005 Philadelphia, PA
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Crimson Ghost pinned Eddie Chavez after a Tornado DDT in 0:09:57. Rating: **** [Ariel Sweet interfered against Crimson Ghost.]
For the second week in a row, Ariel Sweet (Chavez's valet) interfered on his behalf and for the second week in a row he still lost. This time it almost worked, as Chavez used the distraction to take control of the match and superplex Crimson Ghost through a table but he kicked out. He mounted a comeback and clocked Chavez with a chair then hit a flying splash with the same chair. Ariel broke up the pin, which pissed off Crimson Ghost. He hit Ariel with a back heel kick then drilled her with the chair. He gave Chavez a Tornado DDT onto the chair to end the match.
But Crimson Ghost wasn't finished. He gave Chavez two tiger drivers on the chair then grabbed Ariel and gave her a tiger driver on the chair too. He got a mic and told the crowd that Chavez and Sweet are two more broken bodies left in his wake who have breathed their final breath and he enjoys their pain.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Brian Hansen pinned Chris Ravage after a moonsault bodyblock in 0:05:07. Rating: * 1/2
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match I.M. Extreme and Tommy Hardcore defeated The Executioners (Skull and Crossbones) when Hardcore pinned Skull with the Hardcore Piledriver in 0:05:38. Rating: -* 3/4
Pure brawl, much of it spent outside the ring.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Super Winger pinned Eric Draven with the Sad Wings of Destiny in 0:06:55. Rating: ** 3/4
Draven again whines alot before the match about how life sucks. Result is poetic justice, given the name of Winger's finisher.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match The Toxic Boyz (Johnny Toxic and Tommy Toxic) defeated The Blood Brothers (Pao Dracul and Tsung Dracul) when Johnny pinned Pao after a sitdown faceslam in 0:04:51. Rating: **
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Jet Lee pinned Brett Masters after a cartwheel kick in 0:04:44. Rating: * 1/4
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Brian Kage pinned Eddie O'Brien after a lariat in 0:11:27. Rating: ***
Brutal brawl. The big Irishman seemed to have the upper hand at first, especially after causing Kage to bleed after getting a ceramic lamp smashed over his head (who the hell brought THAT to the bingo hall?). The match went back and forth and spilled out of the ring several times. O'Brien ends up taking two piledrivers through tables before a big lariat nearly takes his head off and finally ends things.
Philadelphia Street Fight No-Countout-No-DQ-Match The South Central Playaz (L.A. Riotz and Serial Thrilla) and Jamal Pierce defeated Taz McKnight, Max Melton and Kurt Nelson when Jamal defeated Melton by putting him through a table in 0:02:24. Rating: * 3/4
A rematch from last week's main event. The whole thing was just a big Pier Six brawl. Pierce chokes Melton out and dumps him on a table then hits the Drive By to make this one surprisingly quick. Brawl continues after the match. This fued is just getting started, folks.
Post by LillaThrilla on Jan 10, 2010 21:49:00 GMT -5
PXW #3: War In The Streets June 26, 2005
"Stay Awake" by Lords of Acid hits and out comes an Asian lady who looks like she stepped out of a Mortal Kombat movie set (possibly by way of a dominatrix film) and two nasty looking guys reminiscent of the Pitbulls. She gets a mic and introduces herself as Jade and the wrestlers as Wycked Dreamz and promises they will be the stuff of nightmares.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Wycked Dreamz (Wycked Dream 1 and Wycked Dream 2) defeated The Executioners (Skull and Crossbones) when WD 1 pinned Skull with the Wycked DDT in 0:10:21. Rating: 1/2*
Match was a nasty powerhouse brawl. Wycked Dream 2 had a broom handle smashed over his head. That didn't do much until Crossbones decieded to stab him in the head with the broken pieces and THAT draws blood. Didn't matter.
Steve Adams cuts a promo where he declares himself free of illegal drugs. He doesn't need them you see: he's Simply Charisma, which is perfectly legal and better than anything you could snort, shoot, or drink.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Steve Adams pinned Xavier T. Crawford after the Charisma Cutter in 0:01:39. Rating: **
Short and brutal. Xavier seems stoned again. If he wasn't seeing things before the match he was afterwards thanks to some chairshots and a diamond cutter.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Brian Hansen defeated J.P. Wiekert when J.P. Wiekert passed out in a Boston crab in 0:02:42. Rating: *** 1/4
Another quick match. Wiekert seemed badly dazed after a piledriver and passed out in a crabhold. He had to be helped to the back after the match.
Tommy Hardcore and I.M. Extreme come out. Extreme is chugging a beer. They get into a friendly arguement over whether it is better to be hardcore or extreme. The agree to a match to settle the debate.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Tommy Hardcore made I.M. Extreme submit to a bearhug in 0:03:41. Rating: DUD
Before this match could get either hardcore or extreme, Extreme submitted to a bearhug. He immediately scrambles out of the ring, finds a bucket under the ring, and appears to throw up. He then cracks another beer and apologizes to the crowd, stating the hardcore vs extreme debate will have to be settled on a night he hasn't been drinking so heavily. Hardcore and Extreme go to leave but "Stay Awake" hits again and the Wycked Dreamz attack. Jade directs traffic as Hardcore and Extreme take a beating.
Eric Draven comes out for his match dressed in black and wearing alot of black makeup. He gets a mic before his match. He talks about how his life is empty except for pain. Jet Lee comes out and says that while it is unfortunate he sees life that way at least he will be prepared for their match.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Jet Lee pinned Eric Draven with the Kiss of the Dragon in 0:08:45. Rating: ** 1/4
Crimson Ghost has the mic before his match. He has left three broken bodies in his wake already (Wild Child, Eddie Chavez, and Ariel Sweet). Now he will add another.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Crimson Ghost pinned Chris Ravage after a Gorilla Press in 0:04:00. Rating: ***
Ghost pummels Ravage the entire match. He doesn't even bother with a post-match beatdown after totally dominating the match.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Eddie O'Brien pinned Brian Kage with the Straightjacket Suplex in 0:10:45. Rating: ***
This was a rematch from last week and the sequel was on par with the original. Numerous foreign objects got used and four tables were destroyed before O'Brien was able to score a pin to make up for last week's lost.
Philadelphia Street Fight No-Countout-No-DQ-Iron Man Match The South Central Playaz (L.A. Riotz and Serial Thrilla) and Jamal Pierce beat Kurt Nelson, Max Melton and Taz McKnight 4 falls to 3: x Nelson beat Riotz via a waistlock suplex in 0:03:25 x Riotz beat Nelson via the South Central Spike in 0:12:34 x Nelson beat Serial Thrilla via a German suplex in 0:14:18 x Jamal beat Nelson via the Drive By in 0:16:07 x Nelson beat Jamal via a waistlock suplex in 0:17:35 x Jamal beat Nelson via putting him through a table in 0:18:27 x Riotz beat Melton via a lariat in 0:28:31 x time limit expired (Jamal and Melton) in 0:30:00 Rating: ** 3/4
This was a war, pure and simple. Pinfalls count, submissions count, putting through your opponent through a table counts, anywhere you can, any way you can. Riotz got the second fall with the help of brass knuckles, a board wrapped in barbed wire, and finally a South Central Spike on the board. Pierce putting Nelson through a table featured an funny sequence where he tried to hit an inverted piledriver but it was blocked. He grabbed a microphone and repeatedly hit Nelson in the head with it, the sound of metal meeting skull echoing through the loudspeakers. He finally got Nelson woozy enough to hit the inverted piledriver on another try.
Well written cards, just don't know why you wouldn't use the real thing?
I have a weird hangup about writing real wrestler circuits. Real life wrestlers have real life characters. I would rather create my own characters (who are in some cases spoofs, homages, or otherwise similiar to real wrestlers) because if I use them poorly I may have misused them but I haven't really used them wrongly. If I use established characters and they act or talk in contrary to how they have in real life it would bug me.
It's like fanfiction: you can write a good story but if your fanfiction characters don't behave like the character in the book/movie do why aren't you just using your own characters?
It's compounded in my case by the fact that I've probably watched fewer hours of wrestling than anyone else on these forums so I don't even feel comfortable writing some of the characters.
And not all of the characters are clones. I generalized Melton, McKnight, and Nelson as Adam Bomb, Tazz, and Benoit so people would get the general idea. But Tazz is neither short nor from Brooklyn and he has a different finisher and Nelson isn't Canadian.
I should probably take to putting up rosters with mini-bios when I do fantasy wrestler circuits to help give a better idea of who everyone is.
I just asked because many of the descriptions of your fantasy guys were based on "real" wrestlers. Bios would probably help though seeing a bio of a fantasy guy with a picture of Taz drives me crazy for some reason.
I can understand your feelings on the writing "real" wrestlers though I think it is real interesting when some takes an established character and puts them in a different gimmick.
Don't know how much wrestling you've watched or haven't watched - I'll just say that I haven't really watched anything since ECW went belly-up.
Post by LillaThrilla on Feb 4, 2010 22:32:11 GMT -5
PXW Born Extreme On The Fourth Of July Philadelphia, PA July 3, 2005
Fireworks shoot off and manage not to burn down the bingo hall. The ring announcer welcomes us all to PXW's 4th of July celebration.
There's a noticably out of place goth woman sitting in the front row.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Jet Lee pinned X-Treme with the Kiss of the Dragon in 0:21:08. Rating: ***
"Atomic American" J.P. Wiekert comes out and gets a mic. He says last week Brian Hansen gave him a concussion with a piledriver and now he wants some revenge! "Hardcore" Brian Hansen answers the challenge.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match J.P. Wiekert pinned Brian Hansen with the Atomic Bomb in 0:12:40. Rating: ** 3/4
Lots of weapons in this one.
A fat black guy in a city bus driver's uniform makes his way out to the ring where the ring announcer introduces him as Mass Transit. This can't end well. "Rising Star" Bret Masters comes out with a mic and calls his opponent a fat worthless piece of trash. He doesn't deserve to be in the same ring as Masters!
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Brett Masters pinned Mass Transit with the Starmaker in 0:11:25. Rating: * 1/2
Masters took a beating from Mass Transit, including a 747 Splash through a table. He managed to slip out of a gorilla press and hit the Starmaker to pull out the win.
Erin Draven is out in his usual dark garb. He gets a mic and says people should not celebrate the 4th of July because the holiday represents the death and suffering: of all the nations and races that stood in the way of America's greed and of all the animals that must die so Americans can grill and eat them. Americans celebrate freedom with death and destruction. They don't even have freedom like they believe. Thus life is hollow and empty. Only he can see this, only he can feel the pain. He hears the echos in the emptiness of life, beating like an tell-tale heart. The crowd doesn't seem to know how to react to Draven's speech.
Crimson Ghost comes out to interrupt. He likes pain and making people suffer. And for being a whiny bitch, Draven will now suffer. Crimson Ghost charges the ring and the match is on!
Draven puts up a good fight and even blocks a Final Breath. Draven's Nevermore DDT can't get the three count nor can Crimson's Ghost Cutter. Finally Ghost gets a chair and drills Draven with it then hits a powerbomb on the chair. As Crimson Ghost stands over Draven's prone body taunting him, the goth chick that has been sitting in the front row the entire time climbs over the railing. She climbs a turnbuckle and blasts Crimson Ghost with a flying dropkick to the back of the head. Draven recovers enough to apply a STF. The ref checks Crimson and he's out cold, giving Draven his first win and Crimson his first loss.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Eric Draven defeated Crimson Ghost when Crimson Ghost passed out in a STF in 0:15:38. Rating: **** 1/2 [Rachel interfered against Crimson Ghost.]
Draven seems a bit confused and doesn't seem to know who the goth chick is. She motions for him to leave with her and they depart through the crowd.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Falls-Count-Anywhere Match Eddie O'Brien defeated Brian Kage via pinfall in 0:05:48. Rating: ** 3/4
After back to back stellar matches between these two, this match was not so impressive. O'Brien gets the win after a nasty elbow strike.
Tommy Hardcore and I.M. Extreme come out and demand their attackers from last week face them in the ring. Jade leads out Wycked Dreamz to oblige.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Match Wycked Dreamz (Wycked Dream 1 and Wycked Dream 2) defeated Hardcore & Extreme (Tommy Hardcore and I.M. Extreme) when WD 2 pinned Extreme after the Wycked Bomb in 0:10:33. Rating: * 3/4
Extreme gets put through a table then takes the Wycked Dreamz' chokeslam-powerbomb combo finisher.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Falls-Count-Anywhere Match Taz McKnight defeated Serial Thrilla when Serial Thrilla passed out in the Tazmission in 0:05:32. Rating: *** 1/2
Serial Thrilla tried to put up a fight, but couldn't accomplish much and gets choked out.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Falls-Count-Anywhere Match Max Melton pinned L.A. Riotz with the Total Meltdown in 0:13:23. Rating: ** 3/4
Both guys traded finishers and the match ended up outside the ring where Riotz hit a moonsault through a table, but Melton kicked out, countered a powerslam, and hit his finisher again this time for the win.
No-Countout-No-DQ-Falls-Count-Anywhere Match Kurt Nelson pinned Jamal Pierce after a full nelson suplex in 0:18:16. Rating: *****
A surprise awesome match for the main event. Pierce comes out fighting vicious, including going low and even putting Kurt Nelson in a full nelson. Nelson takes control and keeps locking Pierce in submission holds, but he keeps fighting out and even hits a Drive By. Finally Nelson gives up on the submission plan and just suplexes the hell out of Pierce, hitting FIVE consecutive full nelson suplexes and bridging the last one into a pin.