Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Night Fights (May 20, 2016)

Friday Night Fights had a distinctly European flavour as the 2016 Fighters For Europe returned to feature in a special edition! Just days ahead of Supercard 79: Purple Reign, the European fighters entertained all as they clashed with the standard players of FNF. The exhibition was mostly cordial, but tensions begun with European Qualification continued between some of the British fighters!

Spinning out of the May 6th qualifying match; Liam & nif took the fight to Leroy and his longtime buddy Mark! Their aggression paid off as Liam & nif got the drop on their opponents, picking up a valuable duo division win. After the match, nif declared they were "defeating themselves" by fighting amongst themselves for European qualification and FNF triviality. He said the British fighters should have pride and be fighting together on Supercards! Leroy seemed unconvinced.

There was more British turmoil as Dez-Burnett attempted to score a win back from Ironize. The Invasion fighter had qualified for the European tournament on May 9th - the same Monday Dez-Burnett lost his. He tried to win back qualification by challenging Ironize on May 13th, but came up short. Try as he might, "The Rising Star" remained earthbound - unable to overcome Ironize!

2016 Fighter For Europe Nephrite encountered another snag as he was confronted by Benjamin in the main event. The American has been chasing glory ever since losing the Division 2 Championship and it came through a hotly contested win over the Croatian Euro challenger! Adding further insult to injury: Runner-Up Chromatose managed a confident win against Benjamin's Supercard 79 opponent - "Portuguese Pegasus" Zentile! A shot fired across the entire division!

Perhaps the most intriguing and unexpected result of the European special - Estonian enigma Sgtf unloading on an unprepared EasterBunny! A powerful performance left the Dutch EasterBunny utterly destroyed - a +12 rated impact a shock from Sgtf!

The action continues this weekend as the biggest names converge on Supercard 79: Purple Reign! The New Generation rule of DECEPTION will be challenged once more when The_Purple_Bunny aims to claim his record sixth reign as Undisputed Champion! Ratt returns this weekend, "The Fallen" LordSkarlet will be back in action, VenoMark looks for payback, and "Portuguese Pegasus" Zentile must regroup to challenge Benjamin! All this and more - Sunday, May 22nd! Catch-up on the full card announcement and make sure you're here for the massive result!

Friday Night Fights (May 20, 2016):
10. Benjamin d. Nephrite [+1]
9. Chromatose d. "Portuguese Pegasus" Zentile [+1]
8. Maridany & TheMetinPorta d. Bofh & Dolce [+1]
7. Ironize d. Dez-Burnett [+1]
6. Liam & nif d. Leroy & Mark [+1]
5. ArtemisFlow d. Baraka407 [+1]
4. Skizelli d. VR-FIST [+1]
3. shin d. Cukier [+1]
2. xort d. giandavil [+1]
1. Sgtf d. EasterBunny [+12]

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Full Supercard 79 Card Announcement

It's set to be another massive weekend as The Great Arena plays host to a blockbuster event in Supercard 79: Purple Reign! While The_Purple_Bunny attempts to claim his record setting sixth Undisputed Championship in the main event, there'll be a tonne of other action bursting out of an undercard so big - it's unbelievable it's all being announced now!

Somehow they managed to work together at the Spring Classic, but the animosity between ElJobber and Hokey will finally reach breaking point! The Unholy Alliance may be broken as ElJobber lashes out at Hokey for monopolizing and exploiting the time of Mime! Where will the man in the middle be during this explosive confrontation? Knickxasawrrrr will take his mad obsession with Mime and The Unholy Alliance to extreme when he challenges Mime to an Iron Man Death Match! Will it be payback for driving his brother m0s out of the league - or an act of self-sacrifice with no point at all?

"The Fallen" LordSkarlet will have a clear point when he challenges "The Predator" TonyTheTiger to a grudge match spinning directly out of Ultimate Grand Prix VI! LS blames Tony for his fall from grace and will get a chance to keep his winning ways going at TTT's expense! Meanwhile, his allies Corrupt UlcaTron & Corrupt hydraslash will lash out at friends turned foes: Sekktor & legoslayer10! Two emotionally charged battles for the price of one feud!

The emotion fuelling VenoMark to challenge "The Chosen One" Damo will be simple - rage! The self-proclaimed top contender derailed VenoMark's campaign toward the Undisputed Championship on the May 6th edition of Friday Night Fights. The barbs continued with a Duo Division challenge at Pre-Show 79. Now VenoMark will attempt to set the record straight - one-on-one with his nemesis!

Payback will be on the agenda for "The Secret Weapon" SubScorpTile when he finally completes his pursuit of Division 2 Champion: The Great Genku. Nobody realized what was unfolding when Genku staged an unexpected +27 assault on the April 4th Monday Night Invasion. The win helped him leverage an unexpected Grand Slam completing Div.2 title win on April 29 - a dream stolen from SST by the devastating defeat! After weeks of clawing his way back, he's finally earned his shot at the title he so desires, and the nemesis who took it away!

SST's story will be relatable to Zentile & Benjamin as they engaged in a rematch of their Friday Night Fights encounter [5/13/2016]! The former Div.2 Champions are fighting to find their way back to the same gold that Genku claimed for his own. Benjamin had the better of the Portuguese Pegasus, but a Supercard win could quickly turn the tables in the European fighter's favor!

PLUS: An exciting contention clash between two of the hot young duos "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo against rising stars Jammer2Omega & Porygonix! Fierce opposition to the "Howell Can Change" campaign will spur "The Alliance" AlbertBeefcake & The_Hurricane to make might with right against CCShadow & Scott-Howell! And fallout from Tournament 66 will see NosajSamoht & Shinnokxz seek retribution against Politics & Menas!

An unbelievable spectacle unfolds - this weekend! Don't you dare miss it!

Supercard 79: Purple Reign (May 22nd, 2016):
- The_Purple_Bunny versus "The Hitman" DECEPTION (c) [Undisputed Championship]
- "The United" Shoe & Artanix versus "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J (c) [Duo Division Championship]
- Ratt & NightHawk versus "Guardians of the Crow" Pink_Ranger & Ghostdragon
- ElJobber versus Hokey
- Knickxasawrrrr versus Mime [Iron Man Death Match]
- "The Fallen" LordSkarlet versus "The Predator" TonyTheTiger
- VenoMark versus "The Chosen One" Damo
- United: DArqueBishop versus "The Guardian" CaTigeReptile
- "The Secret Weapon" SubScorpTile versus The Great Genku (c) [Division 2 Championship]
- Jammer2Omega & Porygonix versus "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo
- "The Fallen" Corrupt UlcaTron & Corrupt hydraslash versus Sekktor & legoslayer10
- "The Alliance" AlbertBeefcake & The_Hurricane versus CCShadow & Scott-Howell
- "Portuguese Pegasus" Zentile versus Benjamin
- NosajSamoht & Shinnokxz versus Politics & Menas

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Friday Night Fights European Special - This Week

Continuing on from the high of the 2016 Fighter For Europe tournament -- the best European fighters in the league will be back in the spotlight during this week's Friday Night Fights!

The FNF European special will give all fighters from the region an opportunity to keep their tournament momentum going, while most of the competitors appearing on the upcoming Supercard 79: Purple Reign event save themselves for the major.

European stars like Tournament 67 finalists Nephrite and Chromatose will be in action, along with former Division 2 Champion "Portuguese Pegasus" Zentile and many more! Don't miss it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rattamania Returns - This Weekend!

He hasn't been seen in action since Ultimate Grand Prix VI, where he competed in a gruelling Iron Man Death Match that sent Crow back to obscurity! Now the Hall of Fame legend is preparing for a Supercard 79 return where he intends to finish the job!

That's right! Rattamania will run wild in The Great Arena once again - and he's bringing his tenacious friend NightHawk along for the ride!

They were bedevilled by Crow and his allies since late last year. It was a feud that resulted in the temporary sidelining of NightHawk after he was repeatedly targeted in callous attacks! Now the fan favourite combination are healed up and ready to take the fight back to "Guardians of the Crow" Pink_Ranger & Ghostdragon!

It's all part of a massive Supercard 79 happening this Sunday - May 22nd! Stay tuned for a full card announcement as we count down to the next big event!

Supercard 79: Purple Reign (May 22nd, 2016):
- The_Purple_Bunny versus "The Hitman" DECEPTION (c) [Undisputed Championship]
- "The United" Shoe & Artanix versus "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J (c) [Duo Division Championship]
- Ratt & NightHawk versus "Guardians of the Crow" Pink_Ranger & Ghostdragon
- United: DArqueBishop versus "The Guardian" CaTigeReptile

Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday Night Invasion (May 16, 2016)

Despite the Championship power struggle coming down in their favor at Pre-Show 79; The Alliance had a minimal presence on a Monday Night Invasion riddled with new threats! Only Jauger & PaganFreak appeared, scoring payback against MattHardy & Ghrimm for their Pre-Show loss. That was just the tip of the iceberg, though!

Still smarting from a devastating beating last week - TripleH teamed with Jericho to try to get one back against "The Fallen" LordSkarlet! Instead TripleH provoked an appearance by his Corrupt agents! The unity of UlcaTron & hydraslash was simply too strong for a first-time pairing! It wasn't the +24 annihilation suffered last week, but another galling loss for the once undefeated fighter, never the less.

ShawnMichaels had better luck settling a score with his Fighter For Europe opponent. The recently returned Invasion figurehead teamed with his default replacement DaemonX, making a formidable force in a main event take down of "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade. It was proXade who showed signs of an upstart performance, eliminating Michaels as a representative of Greece. One might say The Invasion is bigger than borders, but don't tell that to The Greek Crisis!

Top ranked Invasion fighter Banging was hot just twenty-four hours after his comprehensive loss to KFL Champion Statix. He channeled that fire into a clash with up-and-coming contender Loopster, showing there's still plenty of fight in him! Banging did what Statix did to him - unloading a +6 impact on Loopster! Who'll next challenge for the KFL title seems to be up in the air, but a big win for Invasion recruit Hokey could start a conversation within the ranks!

A couple of fighters who probably won't be in that conversation are The_Rock & KurtAngle. They attempted to jump "American Dream" Scott-Howell as he continued his "Howell Can Change" campaign in spite of objection from members of The Invasion and The Alliance! His enthusiasm was too much for the ambush duo. A sign for change? To be determined.

Monday Night Invasion: Week 12 (May 16, 2016):
8. ShawnMichaels & DaemonX d. "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade [+1]
7. Banging d. Loopster [+6]
6. "The Fallen" Corrupt UlcaTron & Corrupt hydraslash d. TripleH & Jericho [+2]
5. Rhyno & Grayback d. Jason_Voorhees & edge [+1]
4. Hokey d. Shen_DuHBK [+2]
3. "The Alliance" Jauger & PaganFreak d. MattHardy & Ghrimm [+1]
2. "American Dream" Scott-Howell d. The_Rock & KurtAngle [+1]
1. chaos_Drone d. AcidicWonder [+3]

Weekly Rankings Recap - 5/15/2016

A massive week in The Great Arena pushed a whole new class of "names to watch" into the spotlight, leaving the top of the ranks stable - but on notice! It was all thanks to a stacked weekend that capped weekly Monday Night Invasion and Friday Night Fights with a double header of the 2016 Fighter For Europe tournament, and Pre-Show 79!

The big mover was Mime, whose susceptibility to repeat attacks from a crazed Knickxasawrrrr helped him pick up another win on Friday. Banging's play for the top of the ranks backfired on Sunday thanks to a dominant performance by defending KFL Champion: Statix. The champ stays steady at the centre of the Invasion/Alliance struggle, an outlier in the major ranks.

Corrupt UlcaTron & Corrupt hydraslash emerged as a fresh threat in the Duo Division stakes. They come as a package deal with newly returned LordSkarlet, whose minting as "The Fallen" has quickly started a turnaround of his 2016 record: 2-9 after this week. With his Corrupt allies rising to #6 in the Duo Division Top 10, it could be a recipe for success for all parties!

Fighter For Europe winner Nephrite missed out on Division 2 gold, but firmly plants himself back in the action. Runner-up Chromatose, also worth consideration. Former champion Benjamin had the best luck, keeping himself in the hunt for a title he never expected to lose!

The Great Arena League Top Ten:
#1 (--) ElJobber
#2 (--) United: Shoe
#3 (+2) Mime
#4 (-1) Banging
#5 (-1) AlbertBeefcake
#6 (--) United: Artanix
#7 (--) Jammer2Omega
#8 (--) Knickxasawrrrr
#9 (+1) Benjamin
#10 (-1) "Silent Assassin" Ghostdragon

The Great Arena Duo Division Top Ten:
#1 (--) "Guardians of the Crow" Pink_Ranger & Ghostdragon
#2 (--) Jammer2Omega & Porygonix
#3 (--) "The United" Shoe & Artanix [#1 Contenders]
#4 (+2) CCShadow & Scott-Howell
#5 (-1) "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade
#6 (+2) "The Fallen" Corrupt UlcaTron & Corrupt hydraslash
#7 (-2) "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo
#8 (-1) McDaniel & fraysol
#9 (--) "The Alliance" AlbertBeefcake & The_Hurricane
#10 (--) "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J [Duo Division Champions]

The Division 2 Under 5k Top Ten:
#1 (--) Banging
#2 (--) AlbertBeefcake
#3 (--) Jammer2Omega
#4 (--) Knickxasawrrrr
#5 (+1) Benjamin
#6 (-1) "Silent Assassin" Ghostdragon
#7 (+2) "American Dream" Scott-Howell
#8 (--) The_Hurricane
#9 (-2) Pink_Ranger
#10 (--) Porygonix

The Invasion/Alliance Independent Top Ten:
#1 (--) Banging (Invasion)
#2 (--) AlbertBeefcake (Alliance)
#3 (--) The_Hurricane (Alliance)
#4 (--) Hokey (Invasion)
#5 (--) Statix (Alliance) [KFL Champion]
#6 (+2) Loopster (Invasion)
#7 (-1) TripleH (Invasion)
#8 (-1) DaemonX (Invasion)
#9 (--) edge (Invasion)
#10 (RE) ShawnMichaels (Invasion)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pre-Show 79: Gold = Power

A UGP rematch set up a scintillating main event as reigning KFL Champion Statix returned to defend the title against his former Pacific Connection partner Banging and new Invasion #1 Contender! It was one of two title matches on a Pre-Show aptly titled Gold = Power!

The 2016 Fighter For Europe was given just one night to recover from the gruelling elimination tournament and prepare himself for an even bigger challenge! The Great Genku is a calibre of competitor rarely seen within the Division 2 ranks. A seasoned 2-time Undisputed Champion, he was brought to the secondary belt by a Grand Path to Greatness. Nephrite had long odds to go up against that on such short notice - but that didn't stop him trying! Remarkably, Genku appeared to be taking the Pre-Show lightly and the signs of an upset victory were all there! Alas; the champ held his ground, calling upon years of experience to fend off a valiant effort from Nephrite!

The same excitement couldn't be found in the KFL Championship. At UGP6, Statix had done just enough to defeat his turncoat former partner and bring the gold to The Alliance. This time he was leaving no doubt! Banging languished as the champ unleashed a heavyweight offensive that gave him nowhere to go! The arrogance of The Invasion and their #1 contender left them prone to an embarrassment. Their claim to total control over Monday Nights showing a shred of doubt with The Alliance still clinging to the power of the coveted gold!

The Invasion were all over Pre-Show 79, picking up a mixed bag of results. Spiritual figurehead ShawnMichaels fended off the aggressions of Dez-Burnett, who missed out on representing Great Britain in the Fighter For Europe tournament after Michaels took his qualifying spot [5/9/2016]. GBR qualifiers also led Ironize & AcidicWonder to suffer a defeat in a three-way duo battle also involving fellow Brits Liam, nif and Leroy! ShawnMichaels' interim replacement DaemonX had similar bad fortune, falling to The_Hurricane - an old nemesis and Alliance fighter. The_Rock & KurtAngle were also sorely outclassed as CCShadow & Scott-Howell fought off their challenge to Howell's controversial campaign for change. MattHardy & Ghrimm faired better against The Alliance.

True to their mantra, The Invasion were fighting amongst themselves, as well. Loopster made his case for KFL Championship contention a little stronger with a big win against a still rattled TripleH! The trio of Shen_DuHBK, Jason_Voorhees & edge also maintaining strength in numbers.

In the biggest team bout of the night, "The Service Krew" Damo & DeathScepter reunited to cause more headaches for hopeful challenger VenoMark and his pal MKR! Just as he had on the May 6th Friday Night Fights; "The Chosen One" Damo goaded VenoMark into a bitter defeat - declaring himself destined to challenge for the Undisputed Championship! A prospect that only inspired greater rage in VenoMark!

Pre-Show 79: Gold = Power (May 15, 2016):
12. Statix (c) d. Banging [+6] [KFL Championship]
11. "The Service Krew" Damo & DeathScepter d. VenoMark & MKR [+1]
10. The Great Genku (c) d. Nephrite [+1] [Division 2 Championship]
9. CCShadow & Scott-Howell d. "The Invasion" The_Rock & KurtAngle [+1]
8. ShawnMichaels d. Dez-Burnett [+1]
7. Liam & nif d. Mark & Leroy & "The Invasion" Ironize & AcidicWonder [+1/--/-1]
6. Bofh & Dolce d. Maridany & TheMetinPorta [+1]
5. Loopster d. TripleH [+7]
4. "The Invasion" Shen_DuHBK, Jason_Voorhees & edge d. "The Invasion" Rhyno, Grayback & Jesseman [+1]
3. The_Hurricane d. DaemonX [+1]
2. Kiara85 & Stealth-Ninja d. deadpool & MercWithMouth [+1]
1. "The Invasion" MattHardy & Ghrimm d. "The Alliance" Jauger & PaganFreak [+1]