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Moss: And here we go with our Main Event of the evening. The winner of this match is going onto SLAM-A-THON to take on Rush Starling for the REAL WORLDS TITLE!
“All Business” Alex Bruder comes out to his music, the lights lowered and a single spotlight on him. He ignores the crowd, not returning their insults. He enters via the stairs, wipes his boots on the apron, and goes to his corner, pulling against the top ropes, a mixture of last minute stretching and testing the rope’s tension.
“Personal Jesus” – Depeche Mode
From behind the curtain comes Johnny Saint Nelson dressed at first in a long church robe. He moves towards the ring before whipping it off revealing his ring gear for the evening. He shakes his head judgingly at the crowd before sending a blessing their way. He climbs in the ring and locks eyes with his opponent.
Harrold Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen this next match is a Semi Finals Match in the REAL WORLDS TITLE TOURNAMENT! Introducing first, weighing in at 243 Lbs. From Cleveland, Ohio… “The Saint!” JOHNNY SAINT NELSON!
The crowd boos as expected, Saint pays them no mind.
Robbins: And his opponent Weighing 238 Lbs. Hailing from Hillsboro, North Dakota… “All Business” ALEX BRUDER!
The fans boo again. Tough one for them with these two going up against one another.
The Bell Rings and both men move from their corners towards the center of the ring. Alex Bruder goes for a quick right jab but it’s ducked by JSN. He once again tries for a jab and Johnny dodges it yet again. Now Johnny throws his hands up in the air as the official warns Bruder about the closed fists.
The pair lock up finally and JSN brings a knee up into the gut of Bruder, bending him over in the process! JSN shoots Bruder into the turnbuckle, but Alex quickly reverses it, sending the Saint in back first instead. Saint bounces out and comes back at Alex, who’s ready and waiting and hits him with a big hip toss. Bruder pumps his arms as JSN slowly gets back up, clearly a little peeved at getting shown up.
JSN grabs the corner and Bruder moves in but once more the referee gets between them citing the ropes. Bruder barks at the official, growing more frustrated by each stoppage.
Howley: I thought Bruder was facing this JSN fella, not the guy in the striped shirt! What’s going on here?
Moss: He’s a bit overzealous and ready to go, the official on the other hand wants a nice clean fight.
Howley: PULL HIS EYE OUT!
They lock up and JSN immediately slaps on a headlock, but he releases it after using his free hand to punch Bruder in the head a couple times. He goes to do it once more, but Alex sees it coming, he blocks the headlock, slaps on one of his own and lands his own big left hand. The fans, not sure who to choose, cheer on both guys getting hit in the face. Bruder hits JSN hard enough that he falls, draping his head and shoulders on the second rope. Alex sees an opening
Moss: Bruder now runs off the ropes, it looks like JSN is set up!
Bruder jumps and lands with his leg across the shoulders of JSN, sending him neck first into the second rope. JSN bounces back into the ring and writhes on the ground holding his throat. He coughs a bit trying to get his breath back. Bruder motions for JSN to get back up, which he slowly does. Saint begins to circle Bruder who stands poised. Still holding his neck until he lunges in, as JSN moves in, trying to catch Bruder off guard it’s Alex who grabs one of his opponents legs and trips him.Bruder locks in an ankle lock of sorts but a couple seconds late JSN is able to place a foot in the face of Bruder, pulls him in close and launches him off with a big kick. Both men try to get to their feet quickly, JSN is a step slower and surprised by the standing Alex Bruder, he falls backwards on his own and catches himself on the turnbuckles.
JSN: HOW DID HE DO THAT?
He barks at the referee but gets nothing back. The pair go to lock up and Bruder grabs an arm and spins under it, twisting it in one motion. The momentum sends JSN flipping over onto his back and Bruder locks in an arm/shoulder lock. The official slides into the face of The Saint and asks him if he’s ready to quit. His head shakes wildly, refusing to quit. For the next several moments Bruder is able the manipulate the arm any way he wants and drops a few knees into the shoulder area while it’s locked in, for good measure.
Moss: Bruder is absolutely relentless tonight in there, refusing to break the hold.
Howley: He’s so close to the REAL WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP he can smell it Moss! It smells like Success!
Bruder takes the free arm of JSN and tries to move him into position for the Cobra Clutch submission hold.
Moss: The Saint had that one scouted! He rolls out of the ring quickly to get away from the hold.
Bruder backs up before kicking one of the bottom ropes in frustration, he almost had him there. As JSN hops back on the ring apron, Bruder moves in. JSN is able to hit his opponent first giving him the free space to step back in.
The Saint kicks Bruder in the gut in the center of the ring and then sends him off the ropes.
Howley: He’s winding up for a big clothesline here Moss!
When Bruder comes back he ducks the clothesline, but grabs the arm. He ties it across the neck of JSN and slaps in the hold in the center of the ring. JSN’s eyes go wide immediately as he flails looking for the ropes.
Moss: THE COBRA CLUTCH IS IN!
There’s nowhere for JSN to go, but he refuses to give up. He tries throwing punches over his head with his free arm, to no avail. It isn’t long before his flaily slows and eventually stops.
Howley: This could be it Moss, he’s GOT to find a way out of it if he wants to survive!
The official steps in and checks to see if JSN is still awake. He lifts the arm 3 times and each time it falls to the mat…
The bell rings!
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen, your winner, and moving to the Finals of the REAL WORLDS TITLE TOURNAMENT by SUBMISSION…. “ALL BUSINESS” ALEX BRUDER!
He finally breaks the hold when he hears his name called. Standing up slowly Bruder is obviously exhausted. The official raises his arm but he pulls it back quickly and raises it himself. The victory finally settling in. He smiles.
Moss: He did it! All Business is going ALL THE WAY to the finals in the REAL Worlds TItle Tournament! Folks don’t forget to join us in two short weeks for the PPV extravaganza of the year! SLAM A THON! We’re going to see the crowning of THREE NEW CHAMPIONS, We’re going to see King Kong Frank take on the Monster that is Lord Colossus with Gordy Lovett as the special enforcer! Get ready folks! There’s nothing like Classic Wrestling in your home!
Howley: Moss we’re out of time! You guys won’t want to miss SLAM-A-THON! CALL YOUR LOCAL CABLE PROVIDER RIGHT NOW! For Patrick Moss I’m THE THUNDERBIRD! Good Night Folks!