(10/21/18) Night of the Yokai May 5, 2020 17:39:49 GMT -5
Post by Action Reel on May 5, 2020 17:39:49 GMT -5
🍭🎃Ronin Costume Battle Royal🎃🍬Open to ringside where, minus most of the floodlights, a majority of the Ronin Division stands at the ready. Fans are still filing into the baseball stadium when a bell rings at the scorekeeper’s table. Most of the ronin have come wearing costumes – none so eye-catching as the Great Stevo who came dressed like Homecoming Spiderman©. Furious Capt. Pelican stands on the top rope dressed like a sea captain because he doesn’t have an email to read work memos. Eagle Eye feels towards him, just following the sound of Pelican’s war cry. When he gets too close, Pelican leaps off the ropes with enough force to make Eagle Eye tumble to the floor. He was dressed like Waldo, which seemed to be a coincidence and not a proper costume on his part.
Pel-i-can! Pel-i-can! Pel-i-can!
Chants continue as he arm drags Ryker Morgan over the ropes. Even his rhinestone Elvis costume could not save him from elimination. Bolt brought his skateboard into the ring while dressed as Bartman©, complete with the purple cape and cowl, delivering clotheslines as he speeds around a crowded ring. Pelican chants rave again when his signature one-legged dropkick sent Grampa Mayhem, wearing his mouth-eaten fatigues, over the ropes. All the fun ends when Ralph Grosse grabs him from behind for a half nelson suplex, which he drops like a sack of potatoes. Ralph jumps behind Bolt for a sleeper hold. He locks that one until he reaches the ropes and can throw Bolt outside the ring in an awful way. A flying missile dropkick throws Grosse into the ropes reeling. Stevo salutes the crowd before taking off for a high-angle forearm smash. It hits like a shotgun.
Pel-i-can! Pel-i-can! Pel-i-can!
Captain Pelican surges behind Stevo and throws him out using a face claw whipping his smaller youthful body over the ropes. Then there were two: Enemies with nothing to lose. A Ronin title would be their best shot at glory. Grosse looks to his ancient foe with respect; Pelican gives him a jerk off gesture. Ralph shrugs and goes for his duct-taped belt. For he went as Wolverine from X2©. They battle with bloodying strikes much to the fans delight. Their battle ends in a stalemate when Pelican chokes Grosse over the third rope. They land at the exact same time. Pelican tries to stand just as Ralph lives up to his name. Everyone in the front row averts a collective gaze from the grotesque ectoplasm expectorating from Grosse’s soul.
Oda Niko: Seems there’s been no winner. Yokohama, we thank you for watching our Ronin Division. Please remain for our final warm up match coming right here, next. And thank you again for being here tonight!
👑🥋Ronin Title Bout🥋👑
Most have found their seats – and after pics of the venue and tweets about the artificial moon cast over the Yokohama skyline – fans are ready for NBPW action.
The Egyptian instrumental of "Sphinx" by GRILLABEATS hits, as Sphinx slowly dance walks his way to the ring from the converted centerfield. He shoulder pops down the ramp, showing off to the fans, but not high fiving any of them.
Oda Niko: Making his way to the ring, from Washington DC. Weighing in at 219 lbs, he is Sphiiiiiinx!
He makes it to ringside, stepping up the ladder, and hopping over the top rope into the ring. He gives the crowd a cheeky grin, circling the ring to annoy each of them before his music fades. Fans begin booing until "No Quarter" by Led Zeppelin hits the PA Systems. Vincent Walker makes his way to the stage. He's nervous, but determined, making his way down the ramp, high fiving the fans at the front row, wiping his hands on his attire afterwards. Fans erupt for him.
Oda Niko: Making his way to the ring, from Oxford England. Weighing in at 66 kilos… he is your Ronin Champion, VINCEEEENT WALKEEEER!
Vincent makes it to ringside, takes a deep breath, and heads up the ring steps. He makes sure to wipe his feet before stepping through the ropes. He raises his arms to the cheering fans, and takes one more deep breath whilst adjusting his attire, preparing for his match. Sphinx has other ideas.
They lock up after the bell with neither getting a good edge. A open handed slap takes Vincent by surprise. He almost looks offended – Sphinx has goofy grin. Tonight’s match brought a special amount of flair for the break-dancer because he decided to lube himself all over in golden paint like pharaohs of old. It makes any grapples difficult for his opponent whom unwisely stuck to their regulation gi. These missteps leads to a sucker punch under his jaw. Vincent stumbles into the turnbuckle where the lengthy thighs of Sphinx become an immediate problem. A break up by the referee has Godson of Memphis walking away with his hands raised.
He makes a sudden boot rush and misses high, when Walker ducks behind a shoulder. That upends him to a supine position that Vincent pins with an elbow drop.
Sphinx kicks out with an exaggerated pelvic thrust. Vincent washes his hands of gold paint off the side of white gi pants. His opponent does a strange break dance maneuver with whirling kicks. Vincent closes his eyes, nailing a dropkick at the exact moment. Sphinx rolls over hissing like an asp. Sphinx dives forward trying to hit a kick – one aimed at Vincent’s nether region – only to have his entire momentum rolled up on itself. Walker finishes it as a schoolboy pin.
Oda Niko: You winner… and still Ronin Champion – ahh!
Ryker Morgan, still wearing torn remnants of his Elvis costume (the white jacket, aviator sunglasses and pompadour wig) hops the barriacde from behind her seat and attacks Vincent Walker with a chair. Sphinx gives him a dirty look, which earns him an unprotected headshot from the same chair. It now has huge dents in its steel. A kick rolls Sphinx out of the ring. Vincent recovers only to have another taste of that chair’s unrelenting steel. The mute raises it high and screams as if someone hit mute on him.
“Edge of Soul” hits for the heroic entrance of the Great Stevo. Fans lose their minds as Vincent’s friend and valet rushes to the ring in his mask but no gi. He flies high at Morgan but lands right into his trap: Right into Ryker’s hands, who just wrings him out nailing “The End of Days.” That dervish of a move ends with Stevo spiked to the floor. Ryker then moves onto his real prize.
Fans are brought to a mixed reaction when Walker family Patriarch and trainer Lance Walker appears at the ramp with security. Blacks also assist but cannot get close enough to push Ryker Morgan out of the ring.
Lance Walker: I get it, Ryker, we all do. My boy is not the most likable person. Trust me; he’s not even my favorite child – and I’ve got three of them. But you can’t go around knocking blocks off without our consent. Sure, Zurra can come wheel out here and tell you same damn thing. Guys like us, we take, Ryker, and we never give an inch. So let my boy go and we’ll plan this thing like men – not a bunch of barn yard animals.
Ryker actually seems intrigued. He then turns around to eat a perfect basaiku knee strike from a tired and limping Vincent Walker. The champ no sooner collects his friend and Ronin title, all while his father disappears wearing an evil grin. Cut to backstage.