1 Brandon Youngblood vs. 16 Jonathan-Christopher Hall
Nick Stuart: It is main event time!
Richard Parker: Not going to lie, it feels good to hear that.
Nick Stuart: Aw, Richard! That’s actually a nice thing you just said.
Richard Parker: Well, I meant so I don’t have to hear you talk anymore.
Nick Stuart: And that’s the Richard Parker we all know and loathe.
Richard Parker: I prefer it that way honestly.
Nick Stuart: Next up, we have the PRIME Hall of Fame, a legend, and someone who is hungry for the Universal Championship.
Richard Parker: That’s the truth, and while he’s received the #1 spot in the Rolo bracket, he’s not going to have an easy go of it tonight.
Nick Stuart: That’s correct, as he will be squaring off against Jonathan-Christopher Hall.
Richard Parker: Boy, am I ready to see this kid in action.
Nick Stuart: To see him? Or to see Vickie?
Richard Parker: Same difference if you ask me.
Nick Stuart: I’m regretting I did. Let’s get this main event started!
Vince Howard: The following match is ONE FALL! It is a first round match in the Almasy Invitational and it is our MAIN EVENT!
Vince Howard: Introducing first, weighing in at two-hundred-and-twenty-pounds and standing at six feet and two inches tall, he hails from Folson, Louisiana… JONATHAN! CHRISTOPHER! HALL!
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith plays over the airwaves as the Amazing Life Partners, Jonathan-Christopher and Vickie Hall walk onto the stage, wrapped into each other’s bodies ever so closely. Jonathan-Christopher is dressed in a divine purple-pink ensemble and Vickie, a onesie of alternating pink and purple shades with cute adorable Mickey Mouse slippers. The two of them hold hands walking down the rampway, not paying attention to anything or anyone around them. Jonathan-Christopher shakes upon reaching the edge of the ring but Vickie turns to him, leans forward and tells her she adores him! He hugs her tight, a tear falling from his eyes knowing they will soon have to stop holding hands. Eventually, he slides into the ring and tells Vickie he misses her already.
Richard Parker: Now the good stuff is here!
Nick Stuart: Oh simmer down over there.
Richard Parker: Look, I’m not the one here who calls Vickie his ALP.
Nick Stuart: You would in about three seconds though.
Richard Parker: Look, I would call her whatever it takes for a date with her!
Nick Stuart: Well, let me know how she enjoys the early bird special at Sizzlers.
Vince Howard: And his opponent!
Nick Stuart: The PRIMEates are ready for this!
Richard Parker: Dumbest. Name. Ever.
Vince Howard: Weighing in at two-hundred-and-eighty pounds and standing at six feet and three inches tall, he hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada! He is THE LAST DIAMOND! BRANDON! YOUNGBLOOD!
A sudden heavy drumbeat. A trio in quick succession follows. The synthesized drone of ‘Abandon Streets’ by Jordan K pulses with a rising tension, the seconds causing a buzz to rise through the crowd. The tempest is rolling in. A sudden downsurge. The synths rise in tone.
Screaming white light bathes the entire entrance area, the PRIMEView flickering through the assorted highlight package of Brandon Youngblood. Throwing back the curtain, he powers towards the ring, barely visible through the blinding light. His eyes are fixated on the ring, his face remaining stoic as the fans begin to roar.
Moving down the aisle, Youngblood’s focused demeanor seems completely detached from his surroundings. Walking across the ringside mats, he slowly stalks his way to the stairs. Each climbing step forward stabs the steel, his left hand grasping the ring post as he takes his first pace across the apron. Moving between the ropes, he brings his head down and slackens his limbs before exploding out of the stretching of his shoulders. Peering towards the crowd, Brandon’s expression does not change.
Youngblood casually clasps the top ropes on each side of his designated corner as he rests his back against the turnbuckles, his eyes focusing towards his opponent, his glowering burning a hole right through them.
Nick Stuart: And Brandon Youngblood looks to be as fit and as focused as ever.
Richard Parker: That he does. Jonathan-Christopher Hall is going to have his work cut out for him, that’s for sure. Youngblood has one goal and one goal only, and that’s the Universal Championship. So you know he’s coming out hungry.
Youngblood exits the corner and goes for a collar-and-elbow tie-up only for JCH to feign he is going to enter the hold with Youngblood and then exit the ring via the bottom rope. He walks around the ring, a smile on his face as he does so, while Timo Bolamba counts overhead. He then re-enters and circles the ring with Youngblood before the two make their way to center once again. Youngblood goes for another collar-and-elbow tie-up only for JCH to exit the ring via the bottom rope one more time.
Nick Stuart: JCH not wanting to engage with Youngblood in the early parts of this match. Not that I can necessarily blame him.
Richard Stuart: I don’t blame him in the least bit. I wouldn’t let that muscled-freak touch me either! And it’s not ‘JCH’, it’s Jonathan-Christopher Hall, get it right!
Nick Stuart: Correct, Jonathan-Christopher Hall. I’m surprised you even knew that.
Richard Stuart: Well that’s funny because I’m surprised they hired you back.
JCH walks over to Vickie who tells him to stay in Youngblood’s head. JCH nods as he re-enters the ring once again, and goes to the center of the ring with Youngblood, before he slips out of the ring yet again.
Richard Stuart: Now this is REAL wrestling.
Nick Stuart: This… this is real wrestling? I don’t think we’ve seen a move thus far!
Richard Stuart: See, that’s why they shouldn’t have brought your peabrain self back. Wrestling is only 10% physical and 90% mental. Jonathan-Christopher Hall is over here TEACHING Brandon Youngblood a thing or two about wrestling right now.
Nick Stuart: I imagine in a moment, Brandon Youngblood is about to teach Jonathan-Christopher Hall a thing or two about not pissing him off.
Youngblood decides he’s had enough as he exits the ring and begins to chase JCH. Jonathan-Christopher frantically backpedals with Youngblood in pursuit as Vickie steps in front of Youngblood to slow him down. Youngblood quickly moves around Vickie, while JCH slides back into the ring.
Nick Stuart: What deplorable actions!
Richard Stuart: Hey, hey, none of that political crap!
Nick Stuart: What are you talking about?!
Richard Stuart: Just keep it fair and down the middle.
Nick Stuart: Hall tried to use Vickie there as a decoy.
Richard Stuart: Hogwash!
Youngblood comes into the ring and is immediately met with a barrage of kicks to the back of the head. The shots faze Youngblood, but not nearly enough for JCH as Youngblood fights through them and slams his shoulder into JCH’s ribcage before driving him into the nearby corner. Youngblood then slams his forearm across the face of JCH repeatedly before yanking him out of the corner and connecting with a belly-to-belly suplex. JCH scrambles to his feet, but Youngblood catches him and connects with fierce knife-edge chop, dropping JCH to his knees.
Richard Stuart: Timo Bolamba, what in the hell are you doing in there?! You call this refereeing? I’ve seen NFL officials who call better games than this.
Nick Stuart: Still bitter about the Cowboys lost?
Richard Stuart: Ten-thousand dollars, Nick! Ten-thousand dollars!
Nick Stuart: Youngblood, the PRIME Hall of Fame, managed to fight through those stiff kick shots from Jonathan-Christopher Hall and has unleashed his wrestling prowess and abilities. It’s not a stretch to say that Youngblood might be one of the wrestlers in PRIME today, even with some time off.
JCH grabs at the side of Youngblood, causing Youngblood to yank JCH to his feet and nailing him with a vertical suplex. JCH sits up, grabbing his back, while Youngblood comes up behind him, wrapping his arm around the neck of JCH, and yanks him violently up to his feet before connecting with an inverted vertical suplex. JCH rolls around on the mat, in pain, while Youngblood stalks his prey. JCH slowly pulls himself up and Youngblood comes up behind him before nailing him with a Russian Legsweep. JCH immediately grabs the back of his head while Youngblood goes for a quick cover, only getting a two count in the process.
Nick Stuart: And Youngblood looks to be in complete control of this match.
Richard Parker: I think you mentioned it earlier, that Youngblood may be the best wrestler on the roster right now and you might just be right. While I think his arms are too large, his head too small, and his breathe smells like the inside of a dead tuna, I can’t deny how good of a wrestler Youngblood is.
Nick Stuart: You should tell Youngblood that after the show. I think he would appreciate it. All of it.
Richard Parker: You know what, I think I will!
Youngblood begins to pull JCH up to his feet and JCH fights back with a knee to the midsection that causes Youngblood to double over in pain. JCH then bounces off the ropes and slams his knee across the skull of Youngblood, which sends him down to one knee. With Youngblood in a vulnerable position, JCH rushes over to the PRIME Hall of Famer, and connects with a DDT that plants Youngblood in the center of the ring.
Nick Stuart: And Jonathan-Christopher Hall is showing he has some fight in him and taking it right to Youngblood.
Richard Parker: Can’t put someone like Jonathan-Christopher Hall down, that’s for sure. Not for long anyway.
Nick Stuart: Hall is getting an introduction to PRIME that I wouldn’t want to wish upon anyone in the form of one of the legends of this sport. Still, he is holding his own in the early parts of this match.
Richard Parker: Of course he is! He’s not a nimcompoop. You’re a nimcompoop. He’s not a nimcompoop.
Nick Stuart: Real professional Richard, real professional.
JCH hops up to his feet, celebrating this, and rushes over to Vickie, looking for adoration. Instead, she yells at him to go cover Youngblood, and he nods his head, doing just that, but only gets a two-count. Vickie yells at JCH who looks at her with disappointment on his face. He begins to make his way up and begins to climb to the top turnbuckle. Youngblood slowly makes his way up to his feet and turns towards JCH, receiving a a top rope dropkick for his trouble.
Richard Parker: The best part about Jonathan-Christopher Hall is the fact that he’s got someone in his corner like Vickie.
Nick Stuart: You mean someone willing to cheat for him?
Richard Parker: No, someone who keeps his head on straight and focused. That’s why they asked me to come back, to help keep you in line!
JCH bounces back to his feet and circles the ring, taking a victory lap for himself, before he turns his attention back to Youngblood, who is using the ropes to help himself up. JCH connects with a stiff forearm to the face only for Youngblood to slam his right palm across the chest of JCH.
JCH yells out in pain as he connects with another forearm strike to the face of Youngblood and Youngblood retaliates with another stiff palm strike to the chest.
JCH looks down, sees the redness of his chest, and connects with another forearm strike to the face of Youngblood. Youngblood takes a few steps back from JCH and JCH considers this an opening as he rushes at Youngblood only for Youngblood to plant him in the center of the ring with a pendulum backbreaker.
Richard Parker: Nevermind. Not telling Youngblood shit. I don’t want to be on the receiving end of those meaty palms on my chest.
Nick Stuart: I imagine Hall would pay you double your salary to be on the receiving ends of the shots he just took instead of himself.
Richard Parker: Not in a million years.
Nick Stuart: These two have been fairly evenly matched thus far and are just trading blows left and right with one another. Youngblood battling back with the pendulum backbreaker, but it’s anyone’s game at this point.
Both men slowly make their way back up to their feet, but Youngblood is the first to strike with a snap suplex. JCH makes his way up to his feet only for Youngblood to place him in a smothering headlock, using his size advantage to ground JCH. He yanks JCH around the ring, as JCH fights profusely to rid himself of his opponent. Youngblood proceeds to plant a knee into his ribcage for his trouble.
Nick Stuart: I felt that one!
Richard Parker: If you felt that, you’d be dead right now.
Nick Stuart: Thank you for your vote of confidence.
Richard Parker: Anytime. Youngblood is doing a… good… job of asserting himself in the ring right now.
JCH drops to one knee before he powers up and puts Youngblood into a fireman’s carry position and then connects with a gut buster that causes Youngblood to roll around, grabbing his midsection. JCH takes a moment, grabbing at his throat, before he bounces off the ropes and connects with a leg drop. Youngblood grabs at his throat while JCH looks over at Vickie for approval.
Richard Parker: A smart man, right there, getting approval from his woman.
Nick Stuart: Is this why you’ve never been a happy person?
Richard Parker: What are you talking about Nick, I get plenty of approval. I just don’t necessarily remember all of their names.
Nick Stuart: Alright then, glad to see some things never change. Meanwhile, the gut buster from Hall neutralized Youngblood long enough to give him the opening he needed. Guts from Hall, guts.
JCH begins to drag Youngblood off of the mat and pushes him into the nearby corner where he attempts to hoist Youngblood onto the the top turnbuckle. Youngblood drives his left elbow into the back of JCH repeatedly to break his grasp on him and with JCH’s back to him, Youngblood immediately wraps his arms around JCH’s torso and connects with a German Suplex with JCH’s head bouncing off the middle turnbuckle.
Nick Stuart: Oh man, what a BRUTAL shot that Hall just took there from Youngblood.
Richard Parker: With Youngblood being such an expert in the ring, you have to imagine he knew exactly what he was doing there.
Nick Stuart: You should appreciate that Richard, someone doing whatever it takes to get the victory.
Richard Parker: Oh you have no idea.
Youngblood, smelling blood in the water, rolls over to JCH and puts him in a guillotine chokehold. JCH begins fighting frantically before he begins to go limp. Vickie, sensing trouble, grabs JCH’s leg and places it on the bottom rope before alerting the referee to this to make Youngblood break the hold. Youngblood stands up and stares at Vickie, which gives JCH an opening for a school-boy rollup.
Richard Parker: Oh come on, that was a three count!
Nick Stuart: And yet, it was not. Close though and Youngblood has to ensure he’s keeping an eye out for an opportunist like Hall and Vickie.
Richard Parker: Opportunist?! What are you talking about!
Nick Stuart: You know full well I’m talking about Vickie putting Hall’s leg on the bottom rope. I’m not getting into this with you!
Youngblood scrambles to his feet and JCH just manages to get a spinning heel kick to the jaw of his opponent. The shot slows Youngblood down, dropping him to one knee, which prompts JCH to charge at Youngblood only to be met with a backdrop from Youngblood. JCH slowly brings himself up to his feet and is met with a European Uppercut by Youngblood. JCH drops to one knee after the shot, but fires back with a leaping knee that catches Youngblood on the bottom of his jaw.
Nick Stuart: Back and forth action right here!
Richard Parker: I’m loving what I’m seeing from Jonathan-Christopher Hall tonight! This kid has got spunk! I love spunk.
Nick Stuart: I’m pretty positive you hate spunk.
Youngblood staggers backwards and JCH rushes at Youngblood, going for a diving crossbody, only for Youngblood to catch him in midair and connects with a fallaway slam. JCH slowly makes his way up to his feet and Youngblood charges at him only for JCH to move out of the way, causing Youngblood to hit the nearby turnbuckle face first. With Youngblood stumbling, JCH puts Youngblood in a front face lock and connects with a tornado DDT.
Nick Stuart: And Jonathan-Christopher Hall with a MASSIVE tornado DDT right there! Oh man!
Richard Parker: That’s the kind of skill and intelligence that will have him on top of PRIME one day!
Nick Stuart: Whoa, slow it down there buddy.
Richard Parker: I said what I said. Don’t ‘at’ me.
JCH is the first to stir as Youngblood lays there, motionless. JCH slowly climbs up to the top turnbuckle, Vickie urging him on, and then connects with a High Angle Moonsault (He’s All That). His body collides hard with Youngblood and he goes for the cover.
Nick Stuart: And Hall with the ‘He’s All That’, but wasn’t able to get the cover.
Richard Parker: He is truly all that. Glad you agree with me.
Nick Stuart: No, that’s the name of the move Richard.
Richard Parker: Sure it is, Nick. Sure it is.
JCH slams his fists into the mat, drags Youngblood up, and goes to whip him into the corner only for Youngblood to reverse it into a half-nelson suplex, JCH’s body ricocheting off of the mat with the force Youngblood applies. Youngblood then goes for the cover.
Youngblood slowly makes his way up to his feet and connects with a deadlift belly-to-back suplex on JCH and then goes for another cover.
Nick Stuart: Oh man, I thought Youngblood had it there! The half-nelson suplex, I’ll be surprised if Hall doesn’t have brain damage after that.
Richard Parker: Jonathan-Christopher Hall is showing he’s not a quitter, that he has something deep down inside him that refuses to let him stay down. Vickie got herself a good man there!
Youngblood begins to pull JCH up to his feet and JCH pulls him into an inside cradle.
Both men scramble to their feet and JCH rolls out of the way of a knee from Youngblood, coming up behind him and connecting with an inverted facelock backbreaker onto Youngblood! Youngblood squirms from the pain in his back as JCH begins to pull Youngblood up and is met with a headbutt for his troubles. JCH stumbles backwards before Youngblood spins him around, wraps his arms around his torso, and lifts JCH for a release German Suplex. JCH though manages to land on his feet and hops up to the top turnbuckle.
Nick Stuart: What athleticism being shown there by Hall!
Richard Parker: I’m putting ten thousand on this kid, right now!
Nick Stuart: Put your phone away!
Richard Parker: Stop it! My sponsor told me spontaneous decisions like this were good for me!
Youngblood turns around and is met with the sight of JCH soaring through the air for a diving crossbody. Youngblood though catches him in mid-air and uses JCH’s momentum to drive him into the mat with a shattering spinebuster!
Nick Stuart: OH DEAR GOD!
Richard Parker: Um, on second thought.
Nick Stuart: I think Youngblood just killed Hall with that.
Richard Parker: Yeah, it was nice knowing you kid.
Youngblood then goes for the cover.
DING DING DING
Vince Howard: Your winner… and advancing to the second round of the Almasy Invitational… BRANDON! YOUNGBLOOD!
Youngblood rises to his feet and looks at the crowd as they cheer him on. His arm is lifted and he looks down at his opponent who is coming to his senses. He then slides out of the ring and walks up the ramp, locked in and focused on one thing, the Universal Championship.
Richard Parker: Impressive match from Youngblood.
Nick Stuart: It feels great to be back and have that be our first main event of this new era in PRIME!
Richard Parker: Feel bad for Hall though.
In the ring, JCH is sitting down and looking down at the mat. Slowly, but surely, tears begin to form and drop from his face while his ALP watches in disgust and she rolls her eyes.
Nick Stuart: Well, that’s new.
Richard Parker: That’s love, I guess.
Nick Stuart: How would you know?
Richard Parker: I don’t.
At the top of the ramp, Youngblood looks out at the fans one more time, raising his hand up high. He’s on to the second round and that feels absolutely amazing. Inside, he is one step closer, but he knows there is quite the journey ahead of him.
Richard Parker: So that’s the show?
Nick Stuart: That is ReVival 1 in the books, ladies and gentlemen! We will be back in two weeks time for ReVival 2 where another PRIME Hall of Fame, and a former Universal Champion, will be making his return. That’s right, NOVA is back and I know this crowd can’t wait for it!
Richard Parker: I would prefer to wait for it.
Nick Stuart: On that note, for my partner Richard Parker, I’m Nick Stuart. Good night and good luck! This is PRIME!
Fade. To. Black.