Post by Audrey Valentine on Aug 31, 2019 13:05:32 GMT -5
Yūgen: Fallen Leaves
August 31st, 2019
The Yūgen EXceleration Champion, Adrianna Wilde, made her way out to the ring. The fans greeted her with a nice applause. And once they died down, she began to speak. First off, she gave Cora props for their match on Night One. She let it be known that Cora certainly took her to the limit. But, Adrianna endured. And she was proud about that. Adrianna started that was going to take on all challengers with no fear. That’s Kagami would do.
Speaking of Kagami, it was quite clear that Adrianna was going to address what happened at the end of Night One one, when she was suddenly interrupted by Acid Black Cherry’s “Black Cherry.”
That’s when Jona Ishibashi appeared!
Jona had taken some time off to get her mind right. Mission accomplished. She looked healthy and confident. She also sported a new look. The crowd clapped it up for the returning high flyer.
Jona rolled right into the ring and stepped towards the champion. Jona looked Adrianna in the eyes. And then she glanced down at the EXceleration Championship. Her eyes rested there a moment before her gaze returned to Adrianna.
“I’m coming for what’s mine.”
Adrianna? She simply nodded.
Shikimi Kurokawa O [12:04 via Kurokawa-Ryū #4 Yurikamome] | Rei Uyeda X
Before I recap the match, let me talk a little bit about Rei Uyeda. Based on what I’ve heard and seen, newer fans seem to feel a certain way about Rei and her sister. I’ve heard them say that she’s a bit boring; I’ve also heard many people say that she isn’t talented in the ring―
That just isn’t true.
Rei and Natsu Uyeda are great as a team. And what made them so great as team was that both of them were high caliber athletes. They could throw down in the ring individually; I think that got lost in translation somewhere along the lines.
Therefore, I gave Rei a chance to properly re-introduce herself to the Yūgen world. And what better person to do that against than Shikimi Kurokawa, a woman who has been sensational since joining.
That being said, Rei was on fire as soon as the bell rang. She darted at her Shikimi and blasted her with a stern dropkick. She resembled a bullet being shot out of a Glock. Shikimi held her head as she rolled onto her stomach. That’s when Rei began to stomp her out. After about seven boots to the back, she lined up and drilled Shikimi in the ribs with a soccer kick. Shikimi definitely felt that one. But before she could react, her shoulders were pressed to the mate. Fortunately for her, Shikimi had plenty left in the tank as she kicked out.
Rei’s assault didn’t let up. Shikimi attempted a lariat, but Rei countered it with a sling-blade. That led to a lionsault an a pinfall attempt. Two-count. Ms. Uyeda leapt up and delivered a double stomp to her opponent’s stomach before she drug Shikimi towards the edge of the ring. Rei then leapt up and landed on the top rope. She jumped off and soared through the air with a beautiful shooting star press.
Shikimi? She ate all of it.
Rei immediately hooked her opponent’s leg. The referee’s hand hit the mat twice before Shikimi kicked out once again.
It was only a matter of time before Shikimi flipped the script. It occured when Rei began to get disrespectful and slap Shikimi in the face. She then delivered another. And another. A quick sole-butt kick doubled Shikimi over as Rei ran up the ropes. She sprang backwards―
And got shot out of the sky with an elbow strike to the neck. Rei? She tried to stand back up; but that’s when she got her neck stepped on. Shikimi then hit the ropes and nailed a sliding knee to that neck.
That neck would be Rei’s Achilles Heal as the match went on. Rei was later able to take Shikimi to the mat with a head scissors. She kipped right up and hit a dropkick. That led to a pinfall attempt; Shikimi broke it by punching Rei square in the neck. A sharp pain shot through her body. Shikimi would then keep Rei grounded with front chansory. At first, she attempted to get the Uyeda sister to submit. And although she was in a great deal of pain, Rei refused to give up. Shikimi switched the game by clobbering her with knees to the held. After four them, she rolled Rei over and went for the pinfall. Two-count.
Shikimi went in for her Kurokawa-Ryū #7 Northern discus lariat. Rei rolled underneath it. The roll caused her to grab her neck, but she was able to spin and clock Shikimi with a superkick. Shikimi bounced into the ropes. Another superkick connected―
Rei the ropes and nailed a flipping neckbreaker! She went for the pin, but Ms. Kurokawa kicked out.
It was time to end things, and Rei knew it. She slapped her neck a bit before she leapt clean onto the top rope. She gave Shikimi a quick glance before she hopped off and spun through the air with her Sapporo Skyline.
It was a magnificent Phoenix Splash―
But Shikimi moved.
Rei? She crashed and burned on the mat. Getting back to her feet was an arduous affair. And once she was on a knee, Shikimi’s Kurokawa-Ryū #27 Axe & Smash connected and planted her back onto the mat. Then came her Kurokawa-Ryū #4 Yurikamome. All the pressure got put onto The Sky Chaser’s neck. Rei fought as hard as she could, but it became too much.
She tapped out.
It was an awesome showing by both parties. The fans? They showed their appreciation by clapping it up pretty heavily. Rei? There was a slight look of disappointment in her face; it switched to pride when she heard her name being called. Mt. Kanno out and gave Shikimi much praise. They chatted as they walked to the back.
The media production team created a nifty little video for the special arrival of Lyza Reyes! It showed a bunch of footage of her kicking ass. For those who might be unfamiliar with her work, Lyza is an absolute gem of a wrestle (and a person). She was Hard Knox Wrestling’s final World Champion. And, it just so happens that Lyza reached out last month and asked if she could come in for a match in September.
How could I say no to that?
As for her opponent? Well, I had someone in mind for her. Someone that would make everyone happy.
Because of the show’s length, I decided to keep this intermission pretty short. It lasted about twenty minutes or so. There was nothing too wild to report. And when it was all said and done, everyone sat down and waited for the next match.
Yūgen Ethos Championship
ASURA O [19:54 via God Slaying Spear] | Nohelle Bentlee X
The arena was buzzing as the match became underway. The fan exuded this awesome energy. There’s no doubt that they were excited to witness what was about to happen in the ring. I was told by multiple fans that they’d been intrigued by ASURA and Nohelle’s videos. I was a bit skeptical about uploading the videos, at first. However, they created some major hype and drew people into the building.
So hey, I was mistaken on that front.
As the match began, I did notice that the crowd was firmly on ASURA’s side, which didn’t happen too often. Nohelle had come into the match as the villain this time, likely due to her words and overall demeanor…
What am I saying. It was totally because of the demeanor.
Oh, and Nohelle disrespecting a few fans in the front row as she made her entrance didn’t do her any favors.
Next came all the pre-match formalities and necessities. The press photo with the Yūgen Ethos Championship was a bit awkward. Nohelle didn’t look at the camera; she simply glared at ASURA. And after all of that was taken care of, the bell rang.
Now, you remember all that energy I was talking about? Well, a great deal of it got zapped right out of the room as Nohelle made her first move. The Ethos Champion? Her offense was most effective in high-tempo situations. In order to nullify that, Nohelle’s goal was to slow the match down to a grinding halt.
She implemented that goal by immediately placing ASURA in tight headlock and squeezing for dear life. ASURA struggled, but to no avail. ASURA then backed herself into the ropes and attempted to shoot Nohelle.
Nohelle dropped to a knee and maintained her grip. ASURA tugged at her arms, but Nohelle wouldn’t budge. Well, that’s when ASURA started to hammer the challenger in the stomach with elbows and punches. But just before her grip was broken, Nohelle used her right hand to drive her knuckles into ASURA’s eye. A couple more punches followed. The referee admonished Nohelle, but the damage to that eye had already been done.
From there, Nohelle let go and then spun onto ASURA’s left side. She then reapplied the headlock and took the champion to the mat with a takedown. ASURA attempted to counter with a head scissors, but the challenger knocked her legs away. Well, that meant ASURA had to do something else. The Yūgen Ethos Champion began to pull herself to the ropes. All the while, Nohelle cranked on her neck.
But when ASURA was half way there, Nohelle released the hold. She then leapt up and used her boots to scrape ASURA’s eyes. The fans hated that tactic.
It wasn’t long before ASURA got flipped over and placed in a chin-lock. And just like before, Nohelle reared back on that head. ASURA? Once again, she began to drag herself to the ropes to break the hold. But just before she got her boot on the bottom ropes, Nohelle popped her in the eye with another punch. The fans booed her loudly. The referee laid down the law that time and said that one more infraction would lead to a disqualification. Nohelle nodded her head.
Ms. Bentlee spent the next few moments stalking ASURA as she rose to her feet. Once the the champion regained her footing, Nohelle screamed and asked ASURA what her name was.
“Fuck you,” was ASURA’s reply.
That led to a bell clap about the ears. Nohelle smirked and marveled at her handiwork as ASURA held her head. That led to Nohelle hitting the ropes.
She was looking for a lariat, but Nohelle received a God Slaying Spear knee strike instead!
It was a nsty counter. The fans? They went wild. ASURA rolled the challenger over and went for the pinfall attempt, but Nohelle was able to kick out. Because although that strike was massive, Nohelle hadn’t taken any damage up to that point. However, the force of ASURA’s knee and the realization that her championship almost went up in smoke caused Nohelle to retreat to the corner.
She wasn’t safe there.
ASURA closed the gap and drilled Dub G with blistering chops. Those chops turned into four thunderous kicks. And those kicks? They soon turned into the knees. Nohelle did her best to cover up, but a wild one caught her right on the chin. She slumped in the corner. Well, that is until ASURA yanked her up and dropped her again with a short-arm lariat. She went for another cover, but Nohelle had the wherewithal to roll underneath the ropes to the outside.
The Ethos Champion chased after her prey. But what she didn’t know is that Nohelle had already came up with a course of action. After she’d caught her breath, Nohelle sprang up and caught ASURA in the side of the head with a forearm. ASURA stumbled backwards a bit, but tried to return fire with a forearm of her until―
But she ate an ILYBUS superkick instead.
And then the Yūgen Ethos Champion was subsequently launched into the front row of fans. The fans supported ASURA and helped her to her feet.
And that’s when she got cracked with a second superkick.
That time, she got sent into the third row. Nohelle mocked her before she turned her attention to the fans and started heckling them. The jeers that she received were thunderous. But she paid them little mind. She was on a roll.
Eventually, ASURA dug herself out of the sea of fans and chairs. But her head was promptly grabbed and slammed into the ring apron. Nohelle then rolled ASURA back into the ring and went for the pinfall…
ASURA kicked out.
Nohelle was in control as she brought ASURA up to her. That’s when she went for a brainbuster. However, ASURA wiggled and slipped out. Nohelle got spun around like a top and blasted in the sternum with a clinched knee strike. A sharp kick to the thigh dropped Ms. Bentlee to the mat.
Sliding lariat by ASURA!
She could have gone for the pinfall, but she climbed up to the top rope instead. ASURA then leapt off and connected with a Crater Impact diving elbow drop. Nohelle was able to roll to the corner before ASURA could make the pin. Therefore, she waited for the challenger to make it to her feet. And once that occured, ASURA charged forward with an elbow.
ASURA would have killed Nohelle had that elbow connected. Ms. Bentlee moved at the last possible second. She hit ASURA with another ILYBUS superkick that dropped the champion before she ran to the adjacent corner. That rebound was mighty and led to a Bass Clef cannonball. All that was left was to pin the champion and take home the gold…
But ASURA kicked out!
What Nohelle should have done was continue her offensive flurry. Instead, she taunted ASURA and called her all types of filth flarn filth. She then began to slap ASURA in the face. The slaps were met by mighty forearm. However, Nohelle cut ASURA with a knee to the sternum. The champion was then lifted up.
Nohelle stepped into the center of the ring before she leapt high into the air and nearly drove ASURA’s head through the canvas with a piledriver. The air went out of the arena in that moment. It looked like the end. Nohelled rolled over and hooked ASURA’s leg―
The Yūgen Ethos Champion kicked out at 2.99!
Nohelle lifted ASURA back up and went for some sort of kill-shot. It looked like a mean German suplex. But a back elbow thwarted Nohelle’s plans. ASURA opened up her rolodex when she jumped up and landed a backflip kick. That surprised the challenger and sent her back staggering. ASURA quickly closed the gap and drilled her with a forearm. And to her credit, Nohelle returned fire. However, a sharp kick to the knee-cap sent Nohelle to the mat. That allowed ASURA to hit the ropes…
God Slaying Spear attempt―
But Nohelle rolled through and countered it into calf slicer!
ASURA’s screams could be heard throughout the arena. Were they sickening? No. But they were concerning. It was clear ASURA was in trouble. She knew it too. And because of that she started to drag herself to the ropes.
It seemed like it took her twenty minutes to get to the edge of the ring. And when she did, she got her hands on the bottom ropes. Nohelle? She refused to break the hold onto the count of four.
As the match came to a close, Gub G called ASURA more filth flarn filth. And then she hit the ropes. I’m not sure what she was going for; all I know is that she intended to murder the Ethose Champion…
But a drop-toe-hold foiled her plans.
ASURA got back to her feet and gingerly hit the ropes. She used what leg strength she had to drill Nohelle with a God Slaying Spear. But Nohelle? She remained on her knees. That’s when ASURA grabbed Nohelle’s left wrist. She lined up and smacked Nohelle with another knee. But Nohelle wouldn’t go down. She screamed at ASURA and said that she wouldn’t be put down.
That caused ASURA to flash a wicked smirk, and grab ahold of that right wrist.
ASURA pulled Nohelle forward as she clobbered her with one last knee. That one finally dropped Nohelle. The impact cause ASURA herself to groan in pain. However, she pulled herself on top of Nohelle and got the three-count.
The fans had seen ASURA used that Hyper God Slaying Spear on one other occasion. They went wild seeing her break it out again. They also clapped very loudly as both lay motionless on the mat.
ASURA was the first to stir. It took awhile, but she did make it to her feet. The Yūgen Ethos Championship was fastened around her waist. She also called for a microphone.
Remember all that filth flarn filth Nohelle had been talking throughout the match? She got it back double fold. ASURA acknowledged the pain that Nohelle dealt out, but she let it be known that she’d endure far worse pain. She also stated that Nohelle should be ashamed of herself when she goes and looks into the mirror tonight. Why? Because she was so hated that the fans decided to side with ASURA. That was embarrassing. Though, ASURA complimented the fans for going with the smart pick.
The retaining Ethos Champion ended her speech by saying that no one could knock the Shogun of Strong Style off of her throne―
That’s when A$AP Rocky’s “In Distress” began to play. And out walked Lyza Reyes. She didn’t come to the ring; merely pointed at ASURA and flashed a smile.
Remember that match I said I had planned for Lyza?
A mysterious video played on the video feed. The production team asked me if I wanted to cut it, but I told them to let it ride. I wanted to see what it was about; maybe it would provide some valuable info. Though, I had an idea―
That idea was confirmed a few moments later when the four masked women appeared on the screen.
The group’s “Speaker” stepped forward with a mighty laugh. She said that it was humorous watching everyone run and hide in terror. According to her, everything thus far had gone exactly as planned.
And what was that plan?
Well, the woman stated that she tell everyone the plan…
I waited for the catch. There was always a catch. And it didn’t take long for her to reveal it. Three conditions needed to be met:
(1) They’d be given permission to enter the arena legally. (2) The police would not get called on them that evening. (3) I had to stand in the ring with them.
The woman laughed once more as the video feed cut out.
Yūgen Eternity Championship
Milena LeCavalier O [22:04 via Extinction Crisis B] | Dani Sandström X
It was about that time. The fans? They were still high off of the Yūgen Ethos Championship match. Therefore, they were hyped when I announced it was time for the main event.
Within Temptation’s “Endless War” began to play throughout the arena as the lights dimmed down just a bit. Dani made her way out as the song’s chorus blared out. Her attire that evening? A geororgus purple, silver, and white edition of her attire. That nifty outfit matched the fire that was in her eyes as she made her way down to the ring. Dani didn’t exhibit any fear, despite knowing how intense the match was going to be. And if you’d gotten the chance to ask her, I’m sure would have told you that there was no doubt that the Yūgen Eternity Championship was coming home with her that evening. Dani took a quick stroll around the outside before she entered into the ring. She checked in with the referee as her music began to fade out.
The lights dimmed down to an even lower level. And that’s when Jackson Eppley’s “A Darker Place Still” began to play. Milena? She wasted very little time as she immediately emerged from the back. She glared at Dani as she stood at the base of the entrance. That gave the camera-workers and photographers time to focus in on her black and gold outfit. After cracking her neck and adjusting the Yūgen Eternity Championship, Milena made her slow descent to the ring. And once she did enter into the ring, she walked up and got right into Dani’s face. That caused Shotgun to smirk. The referee quickly jumped in, just to make sure nothing happened.
Well, the pre-match championship match formalities were hostile, to say the least. But, we got through them with little incident. The referee checked in with both wrestlers one last time…
And then the bell rang.
A collar and elbow tie-up took place in the center of the ring, but no one could gain an advantage. And it wasn’t for lack of effort. Both wrestlers broke away.
Though, Dani did connect with stern kick to Milena’s thigh before she took her paces backwards. Milena acknowledged the strike as a smirk cafe to Dani’s face. Milena brushed things off as they locked up once again. That time, Milena took ahold of Dani’s arm and wrenched it in an awkward position. She then delivered a nasty kick to the back of Dani’s quad. She felt that kick, just as Milena had felt hers. The champion then backed away and motioned for The challenger to bring it.
And so began the Battle of the Bows. Or to put it in layman’s terms, Dani and Milena hit the shit out of each other. Those elbows started off crisp and swift. A quick flurry by Milena put Dani on the backfoot. Well, that is until Dani reared back and landed a weighted one. It floored the Yūgen Eternity Champion.
Dani wasn’t finished. She dropped to the mat and slapped on a tight head scissors. Her goal? To choke the life out of Milena. She did a decent job, too. Milena had to struggle to try and break free. She pried at Dani’s legs, but to no avail. Well, that meant she needed to get to the ropes. But Dani began to hammer her with elbows to the forehead before she could. A stern one caught Milena square in the dome.
And for a moment, it looked as if Milena’s lights had gotten shut off. Man, that blow was disorientating as all get out.
However, Dani released the head scissors and stood up to her feet. She walked over and lazaly scraped her boot across Milena’s face. While that was going down, Dani also mocked Milena. She asked the champion what was wrong and why she couldn’t seem to get off of the mat. Those boot scrapes turned into kicks to the face…
Well, until one caught Milena in the jaw.
Time stood still as Milena cracked her knuckles and got back to a vertical base. A murderous gaze washed over her eyes as she peered at the challenger.
A straight right hand darted out and clobbered Dani’s jaw. Another one connected. And then Milena fist connected with Dani’s throat. Shotgun collapsed to the mat as the referee stepped in and warned Milena about using closed fists.
The ropes were a great asset for Dani as she stood back up. But the punishment wasn’t over. Milena rushed in and caught Dani in a clinch. The Yūgen Eternity Champion then proceeded to ram her knee into Dani’s sternum. After the fifth or sixth knee, Dani created some distance and drilled Milena in the leg with a kick. The champion felt it, but it didn’t slow her down. Milena grabbed her challenger by the head and snapmared her to the mat―
A soccer kick to the spine left Dani contorted on the mat. Milena dropped down, rolled her over, and went for the pinfall...
And despite the pain she had just endured, Dani kicked out at one.
Dani’s stern kick out would have shaken most people’s confidence, but Milena seemed unaffected. She rolled the challenger over and placed her in a front chansory. The Eternity Champion attempted to return Dani’s favor from earlier and choke the life out of her. Somehow, Dani was able to work her way back up to her feet. And from there, she backpedalled until she was tangled in the ropes. The referee came over to separate both wrestlers―
And that allowed Dani to land a sucker punch.
The referee took a step back as the wrestlers got in each other's faces. Milena responded to that sucker punch with a slap to the face. Dani took it; she also landed one of her own. And this the Slapathon commenced. That went on for about thirty seconds or so. But after receiving maybe ten strikes a piece, the two came to a standstill.
Dani decided to change the game as started to smack Milena with the Eye of the Ström. Milena backed up into the ropes, but that didn’t help her fortunes. In fact, it gave those Eurpean uppercuts a bit more pop than they would have had. But after seven blows, Milena got fed up. She rebounded and hit Dani forearm. It halted Dani’s offense for a moment; and so, Milena hit the ropes once more―
Milena then ran right in a mean rolling elbow. With the Golden Elbow having connected flushly, Dani dropped down and went for the pinfall…
Milena? She kicked out at one.
Another battle broke out as time went on. I’d labelled it in my notes as Can We Kick It!? Milena laid in some mighty shots, but here is where Dani shined. A series of middle kicks struck Milena’s side. And I could tell they were starting to take their toll. Dani took a step back and went for a roundhouse; however, Milena mustered up and strength and countered it with her Scorn reverse roundhouse. Dani dropped to the mat. Milena quickly went for the cover, but the challenger kept her championship hopes alive with another kick out.
Dani attempted to roll away, but Milena yoked her up. It wasn’t long before her Stroke of Genius bridging hammerlock was well in place. Dani screamed out in pain as she drug herself to the edge of the ring. After some time, she was able to get her boot on the bottom rope.
Milena’s momentum was halted by another Golden Elbow as the match carried on. Dani then hit her with another. And another. She then shot herself into the ropes and rebounded with a running Yakuza kick. That backed Milena into the ropes. Dani hit the ropes once more and booped Milena with a shotgun dropkick. Milena? She was forced through the ropes and landed on the outside.
The champion and the challenger tussled on the outside for a little bit. The referee could have counted them out, but she used her discretion and let the match continue. Eventually, Dani brought Milena back into the ring and went for a suplex; but, Milena countered with a brainbuster. She rolled her hips and went for another, but Dani shut her down with a knee to the sternum. The challenger shot in and took Milena to the mat with a spinning, kneeling spinebuster. Dani then transitioned into an Anaconda Vice. She called that sequence the Dead Grip Vertigo. Milena let out a loud groan of pain as Dani cranked on her arm and neck. It was Milena’s turn to try and break the hold. She did so after some time as she got her hands on the bottom rope.
Milena rolled to the nearest corner after the hold had been broken. She also used the ropes to pull herself up. But there was no rest in that corner. Dani ran in and blasted the champion with a European uppercut. She then sweeped Milena’s legs. That led to Dani drilling Milena in the chest with a thunderous kick. Milena gritted her teeth as she got pulled out of the corner and pressed to the mat. However, Milena got her shoulder up in time. But once more, she didn’t have time to rest. Milena got yoked up and shot into the adjacent corner. Dani blazed in, but Milena countered with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Dani’s back and legs crashed against the ropes. It took a moment or two, but Dani was eventually able to sit up. And that’s when Milena blazed in. Her Show Me Where It Hurts corner double knees connected. The Yūgen Eternity Champion went for the pinfall―
Dani rolled and leaned on the ropes as she held her head. She never saw Milena coming. Extinction Crisis A V-Trigger! Milena hooked Dani’s leg as she went for the pinfall attempt…
Dani kicked out again!
A few second paused before Dani was hoisted up and placed on the top rope. Milena was thinking about that Head of Heals muscle buster. But so was Dani. She clocked Milena in the jaw with a kick before she leapt off the top rope and smashed the Eternity Champion with a missile dropkick. Milena scrambled to her feet, only to get put right back down with a running DDT. Dani floated over into a cover…
Wasting little time, Dani flipped Milena over and locked in a grounded Cobra-Clutch. Oh, and she put on a body-scissors for good measure. It was a great strategy. Take away Milena’s airway and make her carry her body-weight.
Milena’s hand hovered above the mat for a few seconds. She certainly thought about tapping out.
But her will was strong.
Instead, Milena rolled onto her knees and crawled towards the edge of the ring. Once she got the, the ropes aided her in getting up to her. And that’s when Dani kneed Milena in the back. She then leapt into the air and for that lungblower.
The Long Goodnight is what earned Dani this match in the first place. She wanted to finish the job with it.
But Milena anticipated the move.
She hoisted Dani onto her back drove her into the corner. The Eternity Champion then spun and cracked the challenger with a lariat. A big exploder suplex followed. The ball was in Dani’s court thirty seconds prior; now she founded herself stirring in the middle of the ring.
Milena met her in the center of the ring a few moments later with and Extinction Crisis B Boma Ye knee to back of head.
She rolled Dani over and went for the pinfall…
And that's all she wrote.
The majority of the fans in attendance stood to their feet and gave the women an ovation. What a match, huh? Milena was the first to make it to her feet. She glanced down at Dani and rose up her fist. After licking her wounds a bit, Dani sat up. She returned Milena’s glare before she gingerly rolled out of the ring.
Aunt Michi entered the ring a few moments later. She handed Milena the Yūgen Eternity Champion. Milena placed the belt on her shoulder and then exited the ring.