Saturday, October 8, 2016

Breaking: Contenders Withdraw From Supercard 84

Every event in The Great Arena is always "Subject To Change", but it's under the most unfortunate circumstances that Duo Division Championship challengers Ratt & NightHawk have announced their withdrawal from tomorrow's hotly anticipated Supercard bout!

The difficult decision was made in light of recent beatings NightHawk suffered in a conceited campaign to undermine the challengers. "American Dream" LordSkarlet was used to inflict +16 damage on NightHawk on September 26th, luring he and Ratt into a duo bout at Pre-Show 84: A Lovely Tea Party that went horribly wrong -- ending in an additional +7 impact!

Ratt feels it would be irresponsible to risk his friend against such high caliber opponents, and agreed to withdraw their challenge for the time being. That won't stop Ratt seeking a little retribution on his own, though! The Invasion's new recruit LordSkarlet will answer for the pain he inflicted in a one-on-one grudge match with the Hall of Famer! It isn't the only last minute match the card will gain, either!

Violent`J has assured officials that he will organize a suitable last minute replacement for the Duo Division Championship match, ensuring the titles will be defended!

As further insurance that the Duo Division titles will be adequately contested, league officials have also announced a three-way contenders match between "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo, TonyTheTiger & CaTigeReptile and "The United" Shoe & Artanix!

That's three blockbuster new matches arranged for tomorrow's Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival -- the first of two Supercards in a packed October double-season!

Ratt & NightHawk earned their promising title rematch at Supercard 83: Night of Champions V, where they defeated stalling #1 Contenders: "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging. It had turned out that the Tournament 74: Grand Slam [Doubles] winners were helping teammate Violent`J pad out his record setting Duo Division Championship reign by avoiding title contests. Ratt & NightHawk were to break the deadlock this weekend, but alas, VJ's conspiracy to undermine the challengers has paid off. Supercard 84 marks the 350th day of the Team Xtreme title reign! In two weeks they will achieve the unprecedented act of remaining undefeated for a full calendar year -- assuming, of course, they can survive The Dark Carnival!

Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival (October 9th, 2016):
- United: Mimik versus "The Hitman" DECEPTION (c) [Undisputed Championship]
- [To Be Advised] versus "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J (c) [Duo Division Championship]
- Ratt versus "American Nightmare" LordSkarlet
- "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo versus TonyTheTiger & CaTigeReptile versus "The United" Shoe & Artanix
- The Great Genku versus "The Chosen One" Damo
- ElJobber versus United: Hokey
- VenoMark versus The_Purple_Bunny
- avenger45 versus Benjamin versus "Secret Weapon" SubScorpTile (c) [Division 2 Championship]
- Poasty versus Piccolo & GohanSon

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Night Fights (October 7, 2016)

After a disappointing loss last week: the alliance of TonyTheTiger & CaTigeReptile were back on Friday Night Fights to answer the challenge of The British Exit!

The all-star pair were eager to get a win under their belts after the recent interruptions of Night of Champions, and the pointed loss to ruffled arch-nemeses: "The United" Hokey & Mimik. The win came effortlessly in the main event as TTT & CTR combined to maximum effect - with minimum impact. Liam & nif had to be disappointed, but their loss ultimately meant nothing to a grander Brexit plot that unfolded earlier in the night.

The pleas of ShawnMichaels brought forth two members of The Invasion with different intentions on Friday Night Fights. The first was welcomed by the Brits as Banging answered the call to defend ShawnMichaels' recent project: DemoniaX. All part of a scheme to deceive Banging into leaving his comrades using the similarities between the handles of DemoniaX and Invasion leader: DaemonX! The gambit seemingly paid off brilliantly as Banging aided DemoniaX against past rival Shinnokxz to a solid victory!

Having been attacked by Banging during this week's Monday Night Invasion; Shen_DuHBK was also back in the arena on Friday to take the fight to the puppeteer! ShawnMichaels was ready for Shen_DuHBK's challenge, earning a solid victory over his nemesis in the semi-main! All in all a good night for The British Exit, whose fight with The Invasion has rarely gone their way!

Poasty had a good night, too. His Zenkai training continued with an impressive +4 rated victory against GohanSon! Poasty requested the training from GohanSon's partner Piccolo in preparation for next week's Division 2 Championship tournament! His final challenge will be facing the combined assault of both Piccolo & GohanSon in a 2-on-1 battle this weekend at Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival!

The first of two Supercards this month will be headlined by a double main event! United: Mimik and DECEPTION will clash in a first-time battle for the Undisputed Championship! Ratt & NightHawk will also look to upset indomitable Duo Division Champions "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J as they reached the 350th day of their record setting title reign! A historic event - Sunday, October 9th!

Friday Night Fights (October 7, 2016):
10. TonyTheTiger & CaTigeReptile d. "The British Exit" Liam & nif [+2]
9. ShawnMichaels d. Shen_DuHBK [+1]
8. Jammer2Omega & Porygonix d. "The British Exit" Ironize & AcidicWonder [+1]
7. Murdoink d. Jerrod [+1]
6. ArtemisFlow d. G0LD [+1]
5. Poasty d. GohanSon [+4]
4. MKMaster d. Politics [+2]
3. Banging & DemoniaX d. Shinnokxz & NosajSamoht [+2]
2. xort d. plfx [+1]
1. Unknown265 & mwgrant0 d. Bofh & Dolce [+1]

Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival (October 9th, 2016):
- United: Mimik versus "The Hitman" DECEPTION (c) [Undisputed Championship]
- Ratt & NightHawk versus "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J (c) [Duo Division Championship]
- The Great Genku versus "The Chosen One" Damo
- ElJobber versus United: Hokey
- VenoMark versus The_Purple_Bunny
- avenger45 versus Benjamin versus "Secret Weapon" SubScorpTile (c) [Division 2 Championship]
- Poasty versus Piccolo & GohanSon

Thursday, October 6, 2016

ShawnMichaels' Plea: Help us Banging!

The bad blood that exists between ex-Invasion leader ShawnMichaels and the man who got him exiled, Shen_DuHBK, is well documented. Their most recent clash was at Pre-Show 84, where ShawnMichaels' inexplicable association with DemoniaX came to the fore.

This strange relationship began on September 9th, when ShawnMichaels came to the rescue of a beleaguered DemoniaX without warning. Together they fought back Shinnokxz and NosajSamoht, and then cemented their union with wins against rick991 & kentei290 [Sep. 16] and Hidin & Learn [Sep. 23].

While this played out, ShawnMichaels and his British Exit continued to provoke The Invasion and Shen_DuHBK. Prior to the Pre-Show 84 win, Shen_DuHBK and his Invasion allies staged an attack on Friday Night Fights, earning a strong solo defeat of DemoniaX last week.

It all seemed fairly innocuous, but now ShawnMichaels is pleading for assistance from an unexpected source -- Invasion heavyweight Banging! The British Exit leader says he cannot defend DemoniaX from Shen_DuHBK's spiteful attacks, and he needs Banging's help if he's going to keep her from harm!

It's a bold claim that seems designed to trade on the coincidental similarity between DemoniaX's handle, and the name of Banging's Invasion leader: DaemonX!

DaemonX & Banging have been at the forefront of The Invasion's attack on the Duo Division, rising to top contender status with their win at Tournament 74: Grand Slam [Doubles]. Behind their recent success lies a complicated history, however.

Untold tales of torture made Banging subservient to DaemonX in the final days of ICWW -- which seems to be playing out to this day! If ShawnMichaels can successfully confuse Banging's loyalties, it will be a major piece claimed in the battle between The British Exit and The Invasion! Banging was a major played in ShawnMichaels' version of The Invasion, helping to bring the coveted KFL Championship into their clutches in March.

Banging did attack Shen_DuHBK during this week's Monday Night Invasion. Will he answer ShawnMichaels' plea? Stay tuned for more on this developing story!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2 Contenders for Division 2 Rematch

In recent months three names have dominated the chase for the Division 2 Championship - and their tangled fates are about to converge on Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival!

"The Secret Weapon" SubScorpTile reclaimed the Div.2 title at Supercard 83: Night of Champions V having held it briefly in August after a surprise win at Dead Or Alive IX. He'll now defend the title against the two former champs he defeated: Benjamin and avenger45!

The three-way bout is the third title match confirmed for Supercard 84, which is headlined by United: Mimik's challenge of Undisputed Champion DECEPTION, and Ratt & NightHawk's attempt to upset the 350th day of reigning Duo Division Champions: Marz & Violent`J!

Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival (October 9th, 2016):
- United: Mimik versus "The Hitman" DECEPTION (c) [Undisputed Championship]
- Ratt & NightHawk versus "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J (c) [Duo Division Championship]
- The Great Genku versus "The Chosen One" Damo
- ElJobber versus United: Hokey
- VenoMark versus The_Purple_Bunny
- avenger45 versus Benjamin versus "Secret Weapon" SubScorpTile (c) [Division 2 Championship]

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Night Lingers at Supercard 84

The influence of the Night of Champions will linger at Supercard 84 with three big grudge matches spinning out of last month's Contender Battle Royal!

For the last two weeks The Great Genku has been talking a big game on Monday Night Invasion, and now it's official! "The Chosen One" Damo will answer for Genku's early elimination in the contenders match when he meets a furious Genku!

After missing out on a title shot at Pre-Show 84; ElJobber will keep his contention hopes alive when he takes on the Night of Champions winner who beat him: United: Hokey! It'll be an interesting clash, with Hokey's Royal Roulette win keeping him firmly in the title picture - win, lose, or draw! At Night of Champions ElJobber was able to turn title challenger Mimik against Hokey -- could their dueling fates help ElJobber again at Supercard 84?

Plus: They clashed throughout the Night of Champions Battle Royal, but both came out with nothing to show for it! VenoMark is none too pleased that the rival he destroyed at Ultimate Grand Prix VI has earned a title opportunity ahead of him. He'll take those aggressions out of The_Purple_Bunny!

Three more massive matches to go with an already stacked double main event! You won't want to miss Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival -- this Sunday, October 9th! Stay tuned!

Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival (October 9th, 2016):
- United: Mimik versus "The Hitman" DECEPTION (c) [Undisputed Championship]
- Ratt & NightHawk versus "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J (c) [Duo Division Championship]
- The Great Genku versus "The Chosen One" Damo
- ElJobber versus United: Hokey
- VenoMark versus The_Purple_Bunny

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Night Invasion (October 3, 2016)

Since being revealed at Dead Or Alive IX, Violent`J has taken a bigger role within The Invasion, but his vision for the group differed from DaemonX's on Monday Night Invasion!

Seeing Undisputed Championship potential in "American Dream" LordSkarlet, The Y2Juggalo recruited The Fallen last week, and employed LordSkarlet's talents in a takedown of Duo Division #1 Contenders Ratt & NightHawk at Pre-Show 84: A Lovely Tea Party! Still, DaemonX believes it's the past experience of The Great Genku that is The Invasion's greater weapon. In an effort to settle their disagreement, the pair arranged a special contest for the night's main event.

It wouldn't be the only match pitting members of The Invasion against one another! In an unexpected turn, Banging emerged to attack Shen_DuHBK without apparent provocation! The reasons for the attack may have been unclear, but the result was certain - a decisive +3 impact leaving The Italian Cyclone the worse for wear!

Another fighter following his loyalty to Violent`J to Monday Nights has been Shaggy2Dope. Last week he battled The_Hurricane to a standstill, but in the tie breaking rematch it was The Alliance superhero who had the greater second wind! His victory complimented a clean sweep for The Alliance, with AlbertBeefcake & UlcaTron and Rockey316 & PaganFreak picking up duo wins!

"The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo were also back in the arena to put the screws to new Invasion recruits: "The Fallen" Corrupt hydraslash & Corrupt MINION! It's clear the addition of MINION to The Fallen has created a potent new pairing for the Duo Division, but The New Gen's disdain for The Invasion was just too strong!

The duo loss turned out to be a primer for a disappointing night all round for The Fallen. Despite the instance of Violent`J, "American Dream" LordSkarlet found himself struggling with the full force of a highly motivated Genku! The self-proclaimed "Great One" put forward his best effort, securing a strong win against VJ's hopeful!

Much as he did after his win last week, Genku then turned his attentions to a personal grievance with "The Chosen One" Damo! He promised payback for the elimination seen at Night of Champions V! An ominous warning just 6 days from Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival - where Marz & Violent`J will attempt to reach 350 days as undefeated Duo Division Champions! An event you won't want to miss - this Sunday, October 9th!

Monday Night Invasion: Week 30 (October 3, 2016):
8. The Great Genku d. "American Nightmare" LordSkarlet [+2]
7. "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo d. "The Fallen" Corrupt hydraslash & Corrupt MINION [+1]
6. "The Alliance" Rockey316 & PaganFreak d. Chromatose & Loopster [+1]
5. The_Hurricane d. Shaggy2Dope [+2]
4. Jason_Voorhees & edge d. deadpool & MercWithMouth [+1]
3. Banging d. Shen_DuHBK [+3]
2. "The Alliance" AlbertBeefcake & UlcaTron d. MattHardy & Jauger [+2]
1. Rhyno & Grayback d. TripleH & WilliamRegal [+1]

Weekly Rankings Recap - 10/2/2016

Where do you even begin to unpack the last week? The influence of Night of Champions V could still be felt right through to Pre-Show 84: A Lovely Tea Party, where United: Mimik unexpectedly shot to the top of the Undisputed Championship race! It's impossible to believe his #1 Contender win won't put more strain on The United, further pressing the rivalry between he and Royal Roulette / Night of Champions winner Hokey! It should be exciting to see DECEPTION defend against yet another fresh opponent, though!

Violent`J may have improved his odds of reaching 350 days as Duo Division Champion thanks to a carefully orchestrated attack on NightHawk! Between this week's Monday Night Invasion and Pre-Show 84, NightHawk took a death-defying +23p impact! He'll be in bad shape when he heads in to Supercard 84: Return to the Dark Carnival! Oh, and that Monday beat down? All part of the initiation of LordSkarlet & The Fallen into the growing ranks of The Invasion! Their admission instantly shot them into The Invasion Top 10. VJ thinks LordSkarlet could be an Undisputed title contender, but that may be a little premature. DaemonX doesn't agree, putting his chips behind the proven talents of The Great Genku.

Sad to see ArtemisFlow miss his opportunity to claim the Division 2 title. SubScorpTile is proving to have unexpected staying power! The Division 2 scene continues to heat up, though. Nephrite, Politics, Murdoink and Chromatose all scored compelling wins at Pre-Show 84. They could be names to watch in a few weeks when Tournament 75: Division 2 Championship V brings them together in elimination bracket competition!

The next big stop in October is Supercard 84 - the first of two Supercards this month! We'll of course be looking forward to the next Tower of Power in a few weeks, but first it's another event that takes its name from the canon of Violent`J! Dark Carnival was a 2003 joint event from ICWW and Team Xtreme's IWA. An interesting omen for their 350th day as champs, considering they lost the Tag Team Championships in the main event of the first Dark Carnival!

The Great Arena League Top Ten:
#1 (--) Banging
#2 (--) United: Shoe
#3 (--) ElJobber
#4 (--) The Great Genku
#5 (+1) Benjamin
#6 (+1) United: Hokey [Royal Roulette]
#7 (-2) Scott-Howell
#8 (--) United: Artanix
#9 (RE) AlbertBeefcake
#10 (-1) DaemonX

The Great Arena Duo Division Top Ten:
#1 (--) Jammer2Omega & Porygonix
#2 (--) CCShadow & Scott-Howell
#3 (--) "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging
#4 (--) "The United" Shoe & Artanix
#5 (--) "The Alliance" AlbertBeefcake & The_Hurricane
#6 (--) "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade
#7 (--) "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo
#8 (+1) McDaniel & fraysol
#9 (-1) Sekktor & legoslayer10
#10 (--) UlcaTron & Corrupt hydraslash

The Division 2 Under 5k Top Ten:
#1 (--) Banging
#2 (+1) Benjamin
#3 (-1) Scott-Howell
#4 (+2) AlbertBeefcake
#5 (-1) DaemonX
#6 (-1) Politics
#7 (--) Jammer2Omega
#8 (--) Porygonix
#9 (--) The_Hurricane
#10 (--) proXade

The Invasion/Alliance Independent Top Ten:
#1 (--) Banging (Invasion)
#2 (--) The Great Genku (Invasion)
#3 (+1) AlbertBeefcake (Alliance)
#4 (-1) DaemonX (Invasion)
#5 (--) Statix (Alliance) [KFL Champion]
#6 (--) The_Hurricane (Alliance)
#7 (--) Chromatose (Invasion)
#8 (--) Loopster (Invasion)
#9 (new) "American Nightmare" LordSkarlet (Invasion)
#10 (new) Corrupt hydraslash (Invasion)