Saturday, March 4, 2017

Tower of Power XVIII Preview

The Duo Division Championship will be on the line tomorrow when The Great Arena plays host to an intriguing Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII! The particulars of The Tower remain unknown, but waiting at the top of this ultimate opportunity will be the ominous challenge of record setting Hall of Fame champions: "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J!

The legends reclaimed their title at Supercard 89: Breaking Point, defeating "The United" Shoe & Artanix in a rematch of the shocking battle that ended their 420 day reign at Supercard 87: End Of Days! The United will enter Tower 18 as #1, hoping to once again upset the indomitable duo.

With 19 consecutive title defenses in their last reign; Marz & Violent`J are never an easy combo to beat! It will be extra daunting for any team scaling the contender's ladder at Tower of Power XVIII, though! Team Xtreme come into Supercard 90 with a winning streak that encompasses the previous two Duo Division Tower of Power events! Could they make it three? History seems to favor them:

The History of the Duo Division Championship at Tower of Power:
1. The_Purple_Bunny & Jade (c) d. Hokey & Mime (#1) - Supercard 15: Tower of Power III (November 6, 2011)
2. Genku & ShingoEX (#2) d. DECEPTION & Onryo (c) - Supercard 20: Tower of Power IV (February 19, 2012)
3. m0s & Knickxasawrrrr (c) d. The_Purple_Bunny & Philip94 (#6) - Supercard 40: Tower of Power VIII (September 15, 2013)
4. Hokey & Mime (c) d. Kron & Porygonix (#5) - Supercard 45: Tower of Power IX (December 29, 2013)
5. Damo & DeathScepter (#2) d. Shoe & Artanix (c) - Supercard 60: Tower of Power XII (February 22, 2015)
6. Ratt & NightHawk (#1) d. Damo & DeathScepter (c) - Supercard 70: Tower of Power XIV (September 20, 2015)
7. Marz & Violent`J (c) d. Damo & DeathScepter (#1) - Supercard 80: Tower of Power XVI (June 19, 2016)
8. Marz & Violent`J (c) d. TonyTheTiger & CaTigeReptile (#1) - Supercard 85: Tower of Power XVII (October 23, 2016)

Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII goes down tomorrow, March 5th! Be here for all the blow by blow results as The Challenger 7 attempt to fight their way to the ultimate opportunity, before The Tower turns in on itself toward a final battle for the Duo Division Championship!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Night Fights (March 3, 2017)

The atmosphere was electric as Friday Night Fights geared up to host the first ever Undisputed Championship match in the weekly event's five year history! The landmark occasion was a direct result of last week's Eliminator at Pre-Show 90: Venomous Creatures -- and the vicious rivalry burning between Genku and new Undisputed Champion: VenoMark!

It was a Supercard-like feel as the action built up to the night's main event. Genku had seemingly resisted the pressures of recent controversy, focusing all energy on the goal of the main event at Ultimate Grand Prix VII! With his dream hanging in the balance, Genku met his tormentor VenoMark for one of the most anticipated championship matches of recent memory! The challenger hurled himself at the champion with ruthless aggression -- but clearly the last six months had taken their toll. He caught VenoMark by surprise at first, but VM's own desire to be champion could not be under estimated! Genku may've found his rematch and come for his championship, but he quickly discovered this universe had created a force equal and opposite to his own desire. With the annals of history watching, VenoMark beat Genku back -- still the Undisputed Champion!

It was a good night for title defenses. KFL Champion "The Guardian" CaTigeReptile accepted the challenge of jess on the back of her surprising and empowering win last week. Unfortunately, it can't have been that empowering, as jess suffered a devastating MAX Damage impact in an annihilating loss! Shizuma, Kiara85, Angelia and kororaa topped the winning women in this week's undercard.

Between title bouts: The Invasion emerged to address the unexpected results of Pre-Show 90. Team figurehead DaemonX explained that The Invasion would be making some changes in light of their current status. Before the explanations could get too deep - Statix, Oozaru & PaganFreak emerged to challenge them on the 2-on-1 ambush that spoiled a match 12 years in the making. DaemonX said one of the changes they wouldn't be making was the loss of Banging among their ranks. Oozaru tried to compel Banging to walk away from The Invasion, but it was instead he who conceded ground when DaemonX & Banging attacked! Statix & PaganFreak were able to drive them back, winning the resulting duo battle -- but the war for Banging's soul is far from over!

"The Invasion DaemonX & Banging and Oozaru & PaganFreak will be two of the teams contesting The Challenger 7 this Sunday when the Duo Division Championships go on the line at Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII! AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK will stick together through the event, along with qualifying winners from Pre-Show 90! Don't miss all the action - Sunday, March 5th!

Friday Night Fights (March 3, 2017):
10. VenoMark (c) d. Genku [+1] [Undisputed Championship]
9. Statix & PaganFreak d. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging [+1]
8. "The Guardian" CaTigeReptile (c) d. jess [+MAX] [KFL Championship]
7. The_Hurricane d. Rhyno [+23]
6. Shizuma d. Kairyu [+1]
5. Kiara85 d. Dolce [+2]
4. Angelia d. LadyRaiden [+1]
3. G0LD d. Killswitch [+1]
2. kororaa d. Cherri [+1]
1. wife_smasher d. tabmok99s_wife [+1]

Thursday, March 2, 2017

RSI: Duty Divides Dual Loyalty

Ever since Shen_DuHBK offered the bombshell that his vote was altered in the November Invasion Election -- official investigator AlbertBeefcake has been sworn to protect the witness. The result has seen the pair attached ever since -- fending off potential threats as an unlikely pairing.

This demand of duty has forced AlbertBeefcake to commit to remaining with Shen_DuHBK during this weekend's Tower of Power XVIII, dividing his loyalty from long time Duo Division partner The_Hurricane!

AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK fought off opponents on the February 17th and February 24th editions of Friday Night Fights - creating an unlikely undefeated tandem ahead of the Duo Division Championship Tower! As a consequence, they'll inherit the Challenger 7 position that would have been offered to "The Super Friends" Albert & The_Hurricane!

They're the fourth combination confirmed for this Sunday's event. They join the winners of Pre-Show 90 qualification matches: Sekktor & legoslayer10, McDaniel & fraysol and Piccolo & GohanSon!

Be here March 5th for a blow-by-blow breakdown of everything that goes down at Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII! The diabolical structure will give seven hopeful challengers and ten top ranked contenders the ultimate opportunity to fight their way to the Duo Division Championships! All they have to do is climb The Tower and beat the record setting Hall of Fame champs: "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

UGP: Daruma's A Bitch For ElJobber

The odds of The Eliminator match were stacked against ElJobber when he attempted to reclaim the Undisputed Championship at Pre-Show 90: Venomous Creatures. His latest reign was brief, lasting from Battle Royale to Supercard 89: Breaking Point -- and a returning figure from the past couldn't be happier to make sure his quest for the gold gets further derailed!

The man called m0s was a recurring thorn in ElJobber's side throughout 2016, and he's reemerged with mock sympathy for the former champion -- and a bitter challenge for Ultimate Grand Prix!

ElJobber probably thought he was done with m0s after a string of high profile victories, but as the man once known as "Mister Daruma" can attest: the traditional Daruma Otoshi has five layers -- and ElJobber has only succeeded in knocking m0s down four times!

The Path to Ultimate Grand Prix VII:
1. ElJobber & Mime d. m0s & Knickxasawrrrr - Supercard 77: Ultimate Grand Prix VI (April 3, 2016)
2. ElJobber & Mime d. m0s & Knickxasawrrrr - Friday Night Fights (April 8, 2016)
3. ElJobber d. m0s - Supercard 82: All-Star Summer Showdown (August 21, 2016)
4. ElJobber d. m0s - Supercard 86: Survivor Sequence - Invasion (November 20, 2016)

Driven by ElJobber's role in the demise of the Kombat Fight League and his brother Knickxasawrrrr, m0s is making sure the stakes are high for their fifth and final encounter! One year after the first battle at UGPVI, m0s will force ElJobber to taste the blood on his hands when they meet for keeps in the circumstances that claimed Y2K -- the Iron Man Death Match!

With just over a month remaining until the biggest event on The Great Arena calendar -- UGP Season is officially heating up! The deadly grudge match gives Ultimate Grand Prix VII its second bout on the marquee. There are sure to be many more major announcements in the coming weeks! Something good is sure to happen -- stay tuned for updates as we count down to April 2nd!

Supercard 91: Ultimate Grand Prix VII (April 2nd, 2017):
- United: The_Purple_Bunny versus VenoMark (c) [Undisputed Championship]
- m0s versus ElJobber [Iron Man Death Match]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Genku Flips Script on New Champ

When Genku won the Undisputed Championship at Supercard 89: Breaking Point, he was attacked immediately by VenoMark. VM responded to calls for his suspension by challenging Genku to a title match on Friday Night Fights. Genku didn't answer it during the February 17th edition -- but he's ready to fight for the gold now that he has nothing to lose! The angered former champion bordered on delusion as he blamed officials for costing him the title, demanding a golden path to Ultimate Grand Prix!

The Undisputed Championship has never been defended during Friday Night Fights, but VenoMark has no problem making history this week -- March 3rd!

VenoMark proved he's the deadliest of the species at Pre-Show 90: Venomous Creatures when he outlasted five other fighters! He eliminated Genku last to win the gold, and remains confident that Genku is nothing but a "false god". His title win in The Eliminator match made history. Will he do it again? Be here Friday for a breakdown of all the results!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday Night Games (February 27, 2017)

The United were in preparation mode during the Monday Night Games, inviting rick991 & kentei290 to step into the main event spotlight for a training session with Shoe & Artanix!

The former Duo Division Champions have their sights set on this weekend's Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII, where they'll have the perfect opportunity to avenge their loss at Supercard 89: Breaking Point! The comprehensive win should be exactly the confidence boost they need to ride momentum into this Sunday, where they'll need to fend off at least one other team on The Tower, before they look to again upset record breaking Hall of Fame champions: Marz & Violent`J!

Murdoink wasn't as fortunate as his teammates. He was unable to turnover unsuccessful Pre-Show 90 contender MKMaster in a match that could've helped his campaign back to the Division 2 Championship! Murdoink seems to still be rattled from his clashes with Invasion arch-rival Loopster -- who was conspicuous by absence, along with the rest of his faction.

Also in the Division 2 contender stakes: SubScorpTile bounced back from last week's contention losing battle with MKM. The four-time Div.2 Champion was once again able to fend off Shinnokxz in a hard fought contest. Despite the loss, these near misses seem to signal Shinnokxz is advancing fast toward solo glory!

Monday Night Games: Week 6 (February 27, 2017):
7. "The United" Shoe & Artanix d. rick991 & kentei290 [+8]
6. MKMaster d. United: Murdoink [+1]
5. SubScorpTile d. Shinnokxz [+1]
4. Onimike d. NosajSamoht [+1]
3. GreenLantern d. GuiltyByDesign [+2]
2. Darfus d. Maridany [+2]
1. little-mac d. United: zelse [+1]

Weekly Rankings Recap - 2/26/2017

Can you say new Undisputed Champion? Pre-Show 90: Venomous Creatures aimed to address the controversy surrounding Genku and the coveted gold, but it seems unlikely VenoMark's historic title win in The Eliminator match will succeed. With Ultimate Grand Prix VII just over a month away, the title picture is as fuzzy as ever! 2017 Battle Royale winner United: The_Purple_Bunny will be happy to watch his prospective challengers tear each other part, comfortable in the knowledge that UGP has never been headlined with a multi-man match!

Next week the Duo Division Championship will get its chance to take centre stage. Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII will sort through the hottest teams in the tandem stakes, most prominently giving "The United" Shoe & Artanix their chance to once again unseat Hall of Fame pairing "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J!

Thanks to Qualification matches at Pre-Show 90, we can expect Sekktor & legoslayer10, McDaniel & fraysol and Benjamin & Mo2 to be among the hopeful pairings taking the test of The Challenger 7! Will one of them become the first pair to ever scale The Tower of Power in one bound? The action continues in March as we count down to the biggest event of the calendar year!

The Great Arena League Top Ten:
#1 (+1) United: Mime
#2 (-1) "The Guardian" CaTigeReptile [KFL Champion]
#3 (+5) AlbertBeefcake
#4 (--) United: The_Purple_Bunny [Battle Royale]
#5 (-2) ElJobber
#6 (+1) Benjamin
#7 (+2) "The Chosen One" Damo
#8 (-2) "American Nightmare" LordSkarlet
#9 (-4) proXade
#10 (--) Poasty [Division 2 Champion]

The Great Arena Duo Division Top Ten:
#1 (--) "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade
#2 (--) KittyKat & JoelKatz
#3 (--) "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo
#4 (--) Shinnokxz & NosajSamoht
#5 (+2) Oozaru & PaganFreak
#6 (+2) "The Fallen" LordSkarlet & hydraslash
#7 (-2) "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge
#8 (new) AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK
#9 (--) Jammer2Omega & Porygonix
#10 (-4) Piccolo & GohanSon

The Division 2 Under 5k Top Ten:
#1 (+2) AlbertBeefcake
#2 (--) Benjamin
#3 (-2) proXade
#4 (--) Poasty [Division 2 Champion]
#5 (+2) SubScorpTile
#6 (+3) Shen_DuHBK
#7 (-2) Shinnokxz
#8 (-2) JoelKatz
#9 (RE) nightbreed_16
#10 (RE) NovaStarr

The KFL Women's Top Ten:
#1 (--) "The Guardian" CaTigeReptile [KFL Champion]
#2 (+1) NovaStarr
#3 (-1) KittyKat
#4 (new) jess
#5 (+4) Kairyu
#6 (--) Shizuma
#7 (-3) Kiara85
#8 (+2) Dolce
#9 (-4) tabmok99s_wife
#10 (new) GuiltyByDesign