Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday Night Games (March 6, 2017)

Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII was an event full of surprises! Among the unexpected twists: a rearrangement of two warring teams competing in The Challenger 7! The quartet chose the Monday Night Games to explain the change, challenging members of The United to face a new regime!

"American Nightmare" LordSkarlet assumed leadership of The Corrupt remnants of Lucifer's Ladder last year, forging a fractured dynasty known as The Fallen. They were opposed by former duo partners Sekktor & legoslayer10 thereafter, who thought they'd failed to break through to former friend Corrupt hydraslash. After Sekktor's futile battle at Supercard 89: Breaking Point, the corruption apparently lifted, yet hydraslash remained with LordSkarlet -- until Tower of Power!

The New Fallen attempted to flex their muscle against one of the most successful teams in the league, but on The United's home turf of Monday Night Games, the challenge was a bridge too far!

Murdoink held back legoslayer10 in convincing fashion, while Artanix helped newcomer zelse earn an incredible victory early in his career against reunited Sekktor & hydraslash! The night's main event ended with Shoe standing strong against the "American Nightmare" in a hard fought clash!

After the final match; Shoe addressed the uneasy state of the Duo Division in the wake of Tower of Power XVIII. Some have reacted critically to the collapse of The Tower at the history making event. Shoe issued an open challenge to the ranks of the Duo Division, inviting The Fallen and all other teams to come and play with The United!

It will be two weeks before the invitation can be accepted. Next week's Monday Night Games and Friday Night Fights will be preempted for the week long 2017 Grand Prix Warm-Up! The annual Grand Slam Tournament brings together 128 fighters in the second bracket of the year. All part of the festival season counting down to the biggest event of the calendar - Ultimate Grand Prix!

Monday Night Games: Week 7 (March 6, 2017):
7. United: Shoe d. "American Nightmare" LordSkarlet [+1]
6. "The United" Artanix & zelse d. "The Fallen" Sekktor & hydraslash [+1]
5. United: Murdoink d. legoslayer10 [+1]
4. MKMaster d. SubScorpTile [+1]
3. Shinnokxz d. Onimike [+2]
2. GreenLantern d. little-mac [+1]
1. Maridany d. Darfus [+1]

Weekly Rankings Recap - 3/5/2017

Unprecedented performance from The Challenger 7 at Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII has thrown the rankings into massive upheaval this week! The event has drawn mixed reviews. It clearly lived up to the promise that The Tower of Power offers opportunity to any fighter able to take it -- but the vulnerability of The Tower has drawn concern and criticism for the depth of the division.

Sunday's event produced an unheard of 54 match event, which saw Duo Division Champions "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J forced to defend the title twice! "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging became the first individual or pair in history to ever run the gauntlet of The Tower of Power, reaching the champions from The Challenger 7!

The unexpected results came from unexpected teams! AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK only came together because of unusual circumstances, but turned that into a 9 match win streak. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 and Sekktor & hydraslash were the definition of unexpected -- a partner swap that seems to indicate a reconciliation between The Fallen and their friends-turned-allies!

Though the Duo Division appeared gain new teams, it also lost one of the big ones! The Greek Crisis have been an intriguing fixture since early last year, but a fatal blow to proXade will force the team onto the sidelines. They're one of several teams now broken up by the Injured List. Terrible timing with the biggest event of the year less than a month away: Ultimate Grand Prix VII!

The Great Arena League Top Ten:
#1 (+2) AlbertBeefcake
#2 (+6) "American Nightmare" LordSkarlet
#3 (RE) Shen_DuHBK
#4 (-3) United: Mime
#5 (-3) "The Guardian" CaTigeReptile [KFL Champion]
#6 (RE) DaemonX
#7 (RE) edge
#8 (new) legoslayer10
#9 (new) Jason_Voorhees
#10 (RE) United: Artanix

The Great Arena Duo Division Top Ten:
#1 (+7) AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK
#2 (RE) "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging
#3 (+4) "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge
#4 (RE) LordSkarlet & legoslayer10
#5 (--) Oozaru & PaganFreak
#6 (new) Sekktor & hydraslash
#7 (RE) "The United" Shoe & Artanix
#8 (-7) "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade
#9 (-6) "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo
#10 (-8) KittyKat & JoelKatz

The Division 2 Under 5k Top Ten:
#1 (--) AlbertBeefcake
#2 (+4) Shen_DuHBK
#3 (RE) DaemonX
#4 (RE) edge
#5 (new) legoslayer10
#6 (RE) Jason_Voorhees
#7 (new) PaganFreak
#8 (RE) Banging
#9 (-7) Benjamin
#10 (new) hydraslash

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

The Incapacitated List:
- proXade [vs Sekktor & hydraslash - March 5, 2017]
- MercWithMouth [vs CCShadow & Scott-Howell - February 5, 2017]
- Unknown265 [vs TonyTheTiger - January 4, 2017]
- MINION [vs Mime - January 3, 2017]
- ShawnMichaels [vs Genku - December 16, 2016]
- AcidicWonder [vs LordSkarlet - December 5, 2016]
- Ironize [vs Genku - November 25, 2016]
- Ken [vs LordSkarlet - November 7, 2016]
- rxvt [vs AlbertBeefcake & The_Hurricane - October 16, 2016]
- marianokombat [vs CaTigeReptile - August 24, 2016]
- xtactics [vs Leroy - August 22, 2016]
- jaytea [vs Artanix, Ken & Baraka_MK - August 13, 2016]
- Celeste [vs Damo - August 11, 2016]
- TheMetinPorta [vs Violent`J - June 22, 2016]
- Knickxasawrrrr [vs Mime - May 22, 2016]
- Crow [vs Ratt - April 3, 2016]

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII

Since the earliest days of The Great Arena, the structure known as Tower of Power has beckoned to fringes of championship contention. It has served as a mighty erection paying homage to the gods with only the greatest contenders invited to form its body. At the top will always be perched wielders of gleaming championship gold -- the ultimate incentive for those chosen to challenge The Tower!

Through eighteen incarnations The Tower of Power has minted new contenders whose Promethean grit earned them a place among the chosen -- and crowned new champions in epic final battles. Yet, never has any one fulfilled the promise of this ultimate opportunity. Never has any one come close to conquering The Tower. That is - until now! This is Supercard 90: Tower of Power XVIII!

The Tower of Power:
54. "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J (c) d. "The United" Shoe & Artanix (#1) [+1] [Undisputed Championship]
From October 2015 to December 2016: there was only one team synonymous with the Duo Division Championship! For an unrivalled 420 days, the Hall of Fame combination of "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J reigned supreme! It was their first and only reign as Duo Division Champions in The Great Arena -- it was all they needed! To date, Marz & Violent`J still only have two defeats to their name! One of those defeats came out of the blue three months ago at Supercard 87: End Of Days -- and crowned Shoe & Artanix the first new champions in 14 months!

In 2017, Violent`J was waylaid -- caught up in the drama of a disintegrating Invasion, and his claims Genku won The Invasion Election by fraudulent means. At Supercard 89: Breaking Point, Team Xtreme finally set their focus on a championship rematch. In a competitive contest, the Hall of Fame pairing resumed their cumulative reign - reclaiming the Duo Division gold! A victory that set them up to carry the title into Ultimate Grand Prix VII -- provided they could survive Tower of Power!

In a rarity for the Tower of Power, the challengers weren't the only team to have fought earlier in the night! Team Xtreme's history-making defense against The Challenger 7 had tested them prematurely, and only added to the sense anything could happen when they faced The United! The two teams did not disappoint -- colliding at a super heavyweight standard rarely seen! Against any other combo The United would've been crowned champs, but Marz & Violent`J dug deep to deliver a scintillating title defense! Things between the two teams almost certainly aren't over, but will their next meeting come at Ultimate Grand Prix VII? Stay tuned for updates as we countdown to the biggest event on The Great Arena celandar -- Sunday, April 2nd!

53. "The United" Shoe & Artanix (#1) d. "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo (#2) [+1]
It was all just a little bit of history repeating for The New Generation and The United at Supercard 90! The two teams last met at Tower of Power XVII, where The United comfortably advanced from the #2 spot over their #3 opponents. Baraka_MK & Onryo managed to mitigate the damage, but they still struggled to match the expert excellence of former Champions: Shoe & Artanix! A tough result for the hopeful New Generation to swallow, but the perfect setup for a grudge match finish!

52. "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo (#2) d. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) [+2]
Individually Onryo is known as a "Mad Dog", but together with Baraka_MK he suddenly became an underdog! A wave of momentum was building behind The Invasion as they stalked their way from the bottom of The Tower. They were riding their sixth consecutive win, improving on the five losses during The Challenger 7 to suddenly become championship favourites in the eyes of everyone watching! The atmosphere was electric, but seasoned Great Arena veterans The New Generation kept cool under the pressure. The Invasion were struggling to muster their best, but BMK & Onryo were amped up and ready to make up for their own earlier defeats. With devastating efficiency they ended the spectacular run of Jason_Voorhees & edge with a record of 7-6!

51. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) d. Jammer2Omega & Porygonix (#3) [+1]
Few teams came into UGP Season with the momentum of Jammer2Omega & Porygonix! They started the year right, christened as one of the favourite teams of 2017 with a win at New Year's Resolution. At Battle Royale they came up short against benchmark rivals The New Generation, but with Tower of Power XVII eliminators CCShadow & Scott-Howell already out of the way, they seemed poised to do some damage. Only, the tidal wave of momentum at Supercard 90 was squarely behind Jason_Voorhees & edge! It was a competitive match, but The Invasion seemed to take their earlier losses to heart, powering towards the Duo Division Championship!

50. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) d. CCShadow & Scott-Howell (#4) [+1]
Former Duo Division Champions CCShadow & Scott-Howell are usually one of the most feared combinations in the tandem ranks. They dominated at Supercard 80: Tower of Power XVI, but this time the elder statesmen were thoroughly disrespected with an effortless win by Jason_Voorhees & edge! The surprise result sent a wave of palpable anticipation through the audience. With so many historic performances in The Challenger 7, belief was now mounting behind The Invasion!

49. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) d. KittyKat & JoelKatz (#5) [+1]
A string of victories, including one against Jason_Voorhees & edge at Pre-Show 89: Control II, had elevated KittyKat & JoelKatz to the #2 rank within the Duo Division! There was excitement around their contention prospects, but it evaporated with a fifth consecutive loss for the night. They looked out of their depth as The Invasion marched to another comprehensive conquest. Some critics may attribute the loss of focis to KittyKat's February 24th KFL Championship match.

48. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) d. Politics & Menas (#6) [+1]
Politics & Menas showed they had plenty of grit in the opening phase of The Challenger 7, briefly slowing the efforts of most of the teams that came against them. With The Tower turning in on itself it was the perfect opportunity for them to capitalize on their Duo Division gains, but The Invasion upped their game against the #6 team, scoring a third consecutive win.

47. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) d. Mark & Leroy (#7) [+1]
With The Greek Crisis forced out of The Tower due to proXade's earlier injury; The Invasion advanced straight to the #7 team of Mark & Leroy. If there was any concern the bye would cost them valuable momentum, it evaporated as they picked up another convincing victory.

46. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) d. "Brexiteers" Liam & nif (#10) [+1]
Having faced the assault of one of the most successful Challenger 7 groups in history, it was time for the #10 and #9 teams to put-up - or shut-up. Each pair had earned a win in the early stages, but it was clearly "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge who'd got the most out of facing some of the best challengers in the Duo Division. They earned a hard fought victor over The Brexiters.

The Challenger 7:
45. "The United" Shoe & Artanix (#1) d. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 [+2]
44. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 d. "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo (#2) [+2]
43. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 d. Jammer2Omega & Porygonix (#3) [+2]
42. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 d. CCShadow & Scott-Howell (#4) [+1]
41. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 d. KittyKat & JoelKatz (#5) [+2]
40. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 d. Politics & Menas (#6) [+4]
39. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 d. Mark & Leroy (#7) [+2]
38. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 d. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) [+1]
37. LordSkarlet & legoslayer10 d. "Brexiteers" Liam & nif (#10) [+2]
The apparent exchange continued as "American Nightmare" LordSkarlet emerged for the final run of the Challenger 7 with former partner legoslayer10! The reunion of old friends produced another big run to the top of The Tower -- now a rung shorter thanks to the forced exit of The Greek Crisis! LS & legoslayer10 dominated the competition, comprehensively defeating every team until a worthy challenge from CCShadow & Scott-Howell slowed them down. They charged up again to run through #3 and #2 -- until the tables were turned in an utter decimation at the hands of "The United" Shoe & Artanix! A slightly less impressive 8 win streak to the top of the contender list, but never the less another incredible moment to conclude a historic Challenger 7!

36. CCShadow & Scott-Howell (#4) d. Sekktor & hydraslash [+1]
35. Sekktor & hydraslash d. KittyKat & JoelKatz (#5) [+1]
34. Sekktor & hydraslash d. Politics & Menas (#6) [+2]
33. Sekktor & hydraslash d. Mark & Leroy (#7) [+2]
32. Sekktor & hydraslash d. "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade (#8) [+1] [-1up]
31. Sekktor & hydraslash d. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) [+1]
30. Sekktor & hydraslash d. "Brexiteers" Liam & nif (#10) [+1]
At Pre-Show 90, Sekktor & legoslayer10 earned qualification into The Challenger 7, momentarily putting aside their quest to purify Corrupted former ally: hydraslash. They'd fought him mere days earlier, during the February 24 edition of Friday Night Fights. It came as a considerable surprise, then, that Sekktor arrived for his opportunity with hydraslash! It was clear from the opening fight that the former Duo were once again simpatico! Their apparent reunion gave fuel to another impressive run for The Challenger 7! They survived a noteworthy clash with The Invasion, before The Tower of Power produced another decidedly grim first! "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade struggled to make an impact in their 3 prior matches. Crisis struck as they faced Sekktor & hydraslash -- proXade buckling to surrender the fight with a devastating injury! Sekktor & hydraslash would fight their way to the #4 rung, before being dominated by CCShadow & Scott-Howell. They may not have reached the peak, but they had brought it one step closer to every one else.

29. Politics & Menas (#6) d. Oozaru & PaganFreak [+1]
28. Oozaru & PaganFreak d. Mark & Leroy (#7) [+2]
27. Oozaru & PaganFreak d. "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade (#8) [+1]
26. Oozaru & PaganFreak d. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) [+2]
25. Oozaru & PaganFreak d. "Brexiteers" Liam & nif (#10) [+1]
The vintage combination of Oozaru & PaganFreak had to have mixed feelings as they watched old friend Banging achieve historic success with his tormentor. The Invasion led Oozaru to an ambush at Pre-Show 90, where he meant to fight for his former partner's soul. Focusing on The Challenger 7, he and PaganFreak launched into their own campaign - blitzing the first four rungs! Politics & Menas had been a roadblock for The Invasion, and this time they weren't to be denied! The #6 team clamped down against former ICWW Tag Team Champions, shutting down another attempt at title glory with a solid victory!

24. "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J (c) d. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging [+1] [Duo Division Championship]
23. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. "The United" Shoe & Artanix (#1) [+1]
22. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo (#2) [+1]
21. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. Jammer2Omega & Porygonix (#3) [+1]
20. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. CCShadow & Scott-Howell (#4) [+1]
19. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. KittyKat & JoelKatz (#5) [+2]
18. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. Politics & Menas (#6) [+1]
17. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. Mark & Leroy (#7) [+1]
16. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade (#8) [+2]
15. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) [+1]
14. "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging d. "Brexiteers" Liam & nif (#10) [+2]
With the attending crowd still reeling from a historic performance just prior: "The Invasion" DaemonX & Banging stepped into the arena to do it all again! Some may not agree with DaemonX's domineering exploitation of Banging, but the tortured means of their team-up did not diminish their effectiveness. In fact, they hit even hard than Shen_DuHBK & AlbertBeefcake in the opening bouts! There wasn't even a shred of mercy for teammates Jason_Voorhees & edge! #6 Politics & Menas emerged as the first barrier to conquest -- forcing a hard fought match! #3 Jammer2Omega & Porygonix took the fight to the absolute edge as they tried to curb the challengers! The closest fight waited at #1 as "The United" Shoe & Artanix looked to again define history -- but in a near-draw it was The Invasion who eked out a win! Breaking a record set a mere ten fights earlier, DaemonX & Banging seized the opportunity that is the very foundation of Tower of Power! With the Duo Division Championship on the line, they took the battle to former allies "Team Xtreme" Marz & Violent`J! The Hall of Famers brought their A-Game, leaving nothing to chance in the unexpected title defense! DaemonX & Banging fought hard, but the champs were just too good. A historic match regardless of result - concluding a spectacular, never before seen 10-1 Challenger 7 run! A result that proves the promise that Tower of Power can truly offer a golden opportunity to any one who takes it!

13. "The United" Shoe & Artanix (#1) d. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK [+1]
12. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK d. "The New Generation" Baraka_MK & Onryo (#2) [+1]
11. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK d. Jammer2Omega & Porygonix (#3) [+1]
10. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK d. CCShadow & Scott-Howell (#4) [+1]
9. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK d. KittyKat & JoelKatz (#5) [+2]
8. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK d. Politics & Menas (#6) [+1]
7. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK d. Mark & Leroy (#7) [+1]
6. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK d. "The Greek Crisis" maxilos & proXade (#8) [+1]
5. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK d. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) [+1]
4. AlbertBeefcake & Shen_DuHBK d. "Brexiteers" Liam & nif (#10) [+2]
Under ordinary circumstances, AlbertBeefcake would've preferred to take the Tower of Power test with his long time Super Friend: The_Hurricane. Instead he was thrown into an unlikely pairing as sworn bodyguard to Invasion Election whistleblower Shen_DuHBK. Despite the unusual tension between them, the reluctant pair found they had incredible chemistry! They powered through The Tower with unprecedented efficiency, generating increasing excitement as they endured hard fought clashes with rivals "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge and highly touted #4 CCShadow & Scott-Howell! In the blink of an eye, they had reached the #1 team -- something never achieved in the Tower of Power format! With the realization that Duo Division gold was within reach, they faced "The United" Shoe & Artanix -- only for reality to come crashing down! With a phenomenal 9 win streak behind them, they succumbed to the heavyweight firepower of a superior enemy! The United sending an ominous warning to Team Xtreme with a dominant victory! It would not be their last...

3. "Brexiteers" Liam & nif (#10) d. McDaniel & fraysol [+1]
McDaniel & fraysol were one of the breakout teams of 2016, but at Tower of Power, they weren't able to turn a qualifying victory at Pre-Show 90 into title momentum. The Brexiteers were able to muscle out a solid win in the third bout of the night. It would be their first and last as The 18th Challenger 7 group opened up The Tower in historic ways.

2. "The Invasion" Jason_Voorhees & edge (#9) d. Benjamin & Mo2 [+1]
1. Benjamin & Mo2 d. "Brexiteers" Liam & nif (#10) [+1]
A qualifying match victory at Pre-Show 90 set Benjamin & Mo2 up for their first run at the structure called Tower of Power. The shift to the Duo Division has been a career challenge for 3-time Div.2 Champion Benjamin, who found good preparation with a win against Liam & nif on February 17. They managed to repeat the result, but were tidied up confidently by the #9 team.

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]