Heatstroke 2016 Results! Aug 19, 2016 17:10:02 GMT -6
Post by Matt Slater on Aug 19, 2016 17:10:02 GMT -6
~Heatstroke Pre-Show Special~
Tag Team Woes
After several interviews hyping up the event and clips of the fan festival that occurred in Norfolk the previous day, we cut to a scene of an undisclosed location that is supposed to be introducing Jamilyn Cornette and Cali-Katie, collectively known as Case De Kami. There had been word that Casa de Kami had intended to send a message to VoW tonight, but the view we see at first isn’t the house as we’ve come to expect it. Instead, Cali-Kate is seen showing off her wrestling gear leaning over a fence somewhere. She turns as if not expecting the camera person to be there.
KATE: Goddamn, you people never let us have a moment of peace, do you? We’re on vacation…
Kate sighs as she puts her chin in her palm.
KATE: Well, I suppose we DID promise some remarks to kick off Heatstroke. So while we’re chilling on our last day, Jami and I got to talking about why we weren’t being featured on the VoW’s biggest show of the summer and then it suddenly hit us. What was the one thing that was missing from the Heatstroke event? You could say us, naturally, but something specific. All the championships in VoW were being defended tonight except for the obvious one that any smart businessman would have had us compete for… the VoW Twin City Championships! I mean, we’ve made it obvious we’re about tag team matches, so no -bleep- the Twin City Championships would be right up our alley. There’s only one small problem, though: save for Animal Instinct, which—
At this point Jamilyn Cornett enters the camera view, taking a very ironic potshot at Animal Instinct by modifying her Pokemon Trainer costume to reflect “Team Instinct”, complete with etched Zapdos on the back of her vest.
JMC: Let’s face facts, the only reason they win is because they adhere to the yellow antics of the Saint City Affinity, and rumor has it the SCA is done in the company after tonight, so that doesn’t bode well for them...
KATE: (interrupting JMC) THE POINT IS, aside from Animal Instinct, who really is there to attempt to challenge the Neon Babes? And while we’re on that whole tirade, Neon Babes? How in the Burning Legion are they even still champions? I mean, Gina is really cool and all, but there's this small issue that we've noticed...
JMC: They’ve only had one defense since they won the titles back in January, and from what I hear they barely retained at that.
KATE: Exactly, Jamibug! When the only viable tag team that doesn’t have at least one member in a singles match has a match that isn’t even connected to the championship, it really shows the state of the problem.
JMC: Which is exactly where we come in, don’t we, Katiekat?
Jamilyn hops up on the fencing, and somehow she’s able to maintain her balance without falling. It’s clear something’s different about her this time, but it’s hard to tell exactly what.
JMC: The bottom line is, with SCA bailing on VoW, Chaossworn in singles matches, Animal Instinct distracted by two people not even in the tag team scene, and no one seemingly willing to step up to challenge the Neon Babes…well, it’s time to step up and show the world we mean business. Hunnies, it’s time someone kicked you out of this Teddy Ruxpin world you two seem to have gotten stuck in and back to reality—you’ve been able to sit back and coast because no one of valid talent and skill has been able to bother challenging you jokes for some time! So Gina, Nicole, consider this your offi—no, consider this OUR official warning. You may have had an easy night tonight, God knows why, but it’s only a matter of time before you have to deal with the Geekette Extraordinaire and the Nerdcore Princess in the ring for your Twin City Championships. And if VoW decides we gotta earn our way up… well, cheating daughters who shouldn’t have even been legally at ringside to begin with put aside, in a clean match, we’ll beat anyone we have to in order to prove we are the premiere TAG TEAM in this company. Because let’s face it…Winter and Matt…Joanna and Emma… you ain’t exactly proving your focus is where it should be as tag teams if you let teams like the Neon Babes become champions. And you got no room to complain when, come the next megashow, it’s Casa de Kami raising their hands up in the air as your NEW VoW Twin City Champions! And the best part is? The way things have been going, I doubt we’ll even need to mod this game in order to get the most out of the match! Hell, if any tag teams or singles competitors wanna try to throw their hat into the ring as well, make things less easy for us, I’d say bring them on! Hell, if either team wants to even attempt to prove us wrong, step up! We need the entertainment after what’s been going on here lately…I mean, the last time I was this bored, I was babysitting my little brother using my NES! Hell, I'll even state it now; if we don't get a shot at those titles by Armed and Dangerous, I'll gladly step away from competition forever.
KATE: I doubt you'll have to do that, Jami, if the way things are reveal anything. But firsts things first--
JMC: I’m the realest.
Kate shows some visible frustration.
KATE: WHY do you always have to say that?
JMC: Because it’s funny to see the reactions of the Internet when I do random stuff like this.
Kate sighs with a funny expression on her face.
KATE: You’re lucky you’re cute…
Kate then turns to the camera once again, intending to finish up Jami’s points.
KATE: Let's be perfectly honest here, as much respect as I got for Gina, even though not a big fan of her… partner, they haven't had, or been in, decent tag competition for awhile. Personally, I'd be calling a bunch of -bleep- on that. As a champion, or as tag champs, you're supposed to defend those titles, or at least prove why you're still champs every now and again, except for what Jami pointed out: there hasn't been much decent tag competition since their one defense. It'd be like Cloud9 taking on your household LAN party, it might look decent during play, but let's face it no PUG is gonna beat a prebuild like Cloud9 has. But where have they been recently? Not in the ring competing, which is where we would be tonight except we didn't make it to the card. For that matter, Gina has made all of one speech since we arrived on the scene. And she made the offer. And now we're gonna take her up on it.
JMC: Tee el dee arred, Casa de Kami is ready to show exactly what the tag team division needs here. Talent.
Jamilyn winks at the cameraperson and hops down, where it’s now seen that this entire time, the girls have been overseeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The girls blow kisses into the camera and walk away hand in hand before the show cuts back to the arena.
Heatstroke Pre-Show Match
Dustin Holt vs. Jamo
Dustin Holt vs. Jamo
Prior to the contest - in which Dustin Holt and his valet Christyn Hendrix come out first - Jamo’s entrance consists of trained wolves being taken to the ring in an organized formation. They appear fearsome yet reserved, fortunately not going for any of the fans that line the entrance way. However, the lead wolf of the pack - which Jamo calmly handles - growls aggressively towards Christyn, causing Dustin’s valet to become intimidated and back away. She swipes towards the wolf in a brief display of toughness, yet the animal becomes more fierce. Jamo keeps his focus on Dustin, yet the wolf concentrates on Christyn ever still, eventually making her abandon her post and run to the safety of the backstage area.
Once the trainers depart, following in Christyn’s frightened wake, Dustin maniacally triggers the contest by attacking Jamo from behind. He stomps Jamo down to the canvas before he leaves the ring, loading up on weapons and throwing them into the squared circle. Jamo returns to his feet, but he is struck in the stomach by a kendo stick, which Dustin brings across his rival’s spine until the stick splinters.
Welts and sickening marks appear on Jamo’s back after these shots, yet he continues to fight on. After a mistimed dropkick from the top rope, Dustin is left susceptible to Jamo’s counter-attack, in which he throws Dustin around with suplexes and batters him with headbutts and chops. Soon enough Jamo gets his hands on a weapon, nailing Dustin in the head with a trash can lid several times before covering him. Sadly, he can only get a two count before Holt kicks out.
Jamo continues his physical offense before finding a specific item to use from underneath the ring, producing a bag of thumbtacks which the crowd react wildly to. But before he can pour out the damaging contents, Dustin floors Jamo with a brutal lariat. He covers but the Lone Wolf kicks out. Dustin notices the bag and fishes his hand into it, coming out with thumbtacks which he keeps in his grasp. He dumps the rest of the bag out of the ring and readies a punch with the thumbtacks, but Jamo ducks under the strike and hits a German Suplex that causes the tacks to fly everywhere from Holt’s hand.
More brutality ensues with further trash can lid shots and even the trash can itself, but neither man will stay down. Even after taking a Superplex onto the trash can, crushing it beyond repair, Jamo is able to get his shoulder up before the count of three. The ring empties of weapons gradually, yet only one remains as both men show their bruises and welts; the steel steps. Having been brought in by Dustin, the steel steps are wedged between the top and middle rope in the corner by the self-anointed Lunatic. He attempts to ram Jamo into the steps, but the Lone Wolf counters and delivers three snap suplexes in a row, followed by a diving headbutt for a two count.
By the end, both men are fatigued from the hard-hitting battle. Dustin attempts the Catastrophic Meltdown, but Jamo forces him away towards the steps. Before Holt can recover, Jamo charges forward and drives Dustin’s upper spine into the steel steps with a Spear, which he calls the Lone Wolf Pounce. The Lunatic crumples to the canvas, allowing Jamo to remove the steps from the corner and drop them onto Holt’s body. As soon as Jamo climbs to the top rope, the crowd cheer loudly as he jumps off and hits a double foot stomp onto the steps, crushing Dustin beneath them.
Running on adrenaline, Jamo then slides the steps into the center of the ring and brings Dustin to his feet. After some choice words, Jamo climbs onto the steps and, while keeping Holt in his grasp, delivers the LWK onto the hard steel. Jamo then covers and hooks the leg, successfully gaining a three count and earning his first victory since arriving in VoW.
The Lone Wolf celebrates as he mounts each of the four corners, giving salutes to the crowd. He finally finishes off his celebration by mounting the steps a second time, giving Dustin a different kind of salute from his elevated position.
Jerry Heisenberg: Here is your winner… JAMO!!!
Axel Reid: What a victory for the Lone Wolf! He just kept coming after Dustin and never faltered. The record books will show this as his first official victory in VoW, but since his debut he has worked harder and harder to reach this point.
Ruby Parvati: He’s still a gruesome human being. All those scars on his face just… gah!
Axel Reid: His physical appearance notwithstanding, Jamo proved himself to be a hardcore veteran on this night. Once he got into the zone, there was nothing Dustin could do about it.
As Dustin is helped out of the ring by referees and his valet Christyn, Jamo continues his celebration. Eventually, the scene cuts to the backstage area as the Pre-Show for Heatstroke continues...
What Must Be Done
The scene shifts backstage to the dressing room of the self-proclaimed "Queen of The Visionaries" Reya Serra, already dressed in her ring attire, alongside her friend Paxar Vega.
Paxar Vega: Look, I know we haven’t had much time to really talk while I was in Europe and since I came back but this is...this is a bad idea.
Reya Serra: She set us upon this course. If there is to be any reconciliation between us, our match must go forward.
Paxar Vega: And you think this is just gonna patch things up? You two beat each other and when it’s over hug it out like nothing ever happened?
Vega lets out a deep sigh and shakes her head.
Paxar Vega: Rayne’s mad, Reya. Really mad. Super mega ultra mad. Mad that the two of us up and left--
Reya Serra: I needed to deal with the things that happened alone, Paxar. In my own way. You did not have to follow.
Paxar Vega: Of course I did. You needed me. You always have.
Reya Serra: Rayne needed you. She needed me too and we were not there for her during her recovery from her injury. Not only that but in doing so I went back on my word to be there for her, just like all of those times I was not there for Cera and Vanessa when they needed me the most.
Paxar Vega: I made a choice. I had to--
Reya Serra: We both made choices that led to where we are now. Her anger towards me is a consequence of those choices. She has every right to be mad. That I will not challenge. Yet I cannot fix the past, no matter how hard I try and how much I apologize for it. I must do what I feel is right to repair the present. If this is to be fixed, the two of us need to stand face to face in that ring for it to happen. This is the only way to achieve that.
Paxar Vega: Then what? She kicks and slaps you around until she gets it all out of her system?
Reya Serra: If she must, but unlike her previous assault I will defend myself. Now, we must go…
The Queen of The Visionaries turns, opens the door to the dressing room, and both her and Paxar step out into a semi-large cloud of smoke. The pair cough for a few moments before the cloud dissipates just enough to reveal the source of the smoke, the luscious lips of a young dark haired and heavily tattooed woman holding in her right hand a lit cigarette.
Axel Reid: That’s...that’s Lexi Pearl!
Ruby Parvati: Great, she’s back. Wonderful.
Lexi Pearl: Did you miss me?
Lexi smiles and smokes more of the cigarette as Paxar and Reya walk away. The camera lingers on Lexi for a while until the scene fades, transitioning into a final hype package for the main Heatstroke event.