2 Anna Daniels vs. 14 Teddy Palmer
Vince Howard: This is the main event! Introducing first… from Mount Perdition, Gallifrey… weighing one-hundred-thirty-five pounds… The Muse… ANNA DANIELS!
The entire area fades to black, causing the PRIMEates in attendance to steadily come to a hush. After a moment, the beginning guitar notes of Solid Space’s “A Darkness In My Soul” begins. Nothing comes on the PRIME*view to note exactly who is coming out. Suddenly, a spotlight pierces through the dark pointed to the top on the entrance ramp. Anna Daniels stands there, her profile positioned towards the light. She lets it wash over her while letting the fans get a good look at the merchandise. Finally, she glances at the ring with a small smirk on her face.
Nick Stuart: Anna is really making a name for herself. The two men she’s defeated are no pushovers.
As The Muse takes her time heading to the ring, she wistfully observes the goings on around her as if getting into a certain type of groove that only she can hear. Her strolling sways almost like she’s dancing from time to time. Her robe and headpiece–once more regal and dazzling artifacts from her homeplanet–are in various stages of disrepair and utter damage. Anna slaps a hand or two, nods a little to those in attendance. Once ringside, she motions for somebody to take the robe and headpiece which when taken nearly make the poor sap fall over.
She makes her way to the stairs and slinks along the apron, wiping her feet before entering the ring. Immediately after, she nearly chases off the ref in a sudden blur of action before smiling yet again. Casually, she strolls to a corner with her head bopping before perching herself onto the top rope laid out like a French girl people like to paint.
Vince Howard: And her opponent… from Toronto, Ontario, Canada… weighing two-hundred-fifteen pounds… TEDDY! PALMER!
During Vince Howard’s announcement, the bouncing guitar lick of “Leave Me Lonely” by Hilltop Hoods vibrates through the MGM Grand. The PRIMEates are spirited, on the verge of plunging into a frenzy as Teddy Palmer strolls out onto the stage. He has a swagger to his step, a cocky smirk curled out of the corner of his mouth, and a noticeable chip on his shoulder.
Nick Stuart: Really should be a good main event here. Both wrestlers are at the top of their game.
Richard Parker: Teddy? At the top of his game? I don’t know, I’ve heard rumbling he’s not taking things as seriously as he should.
Nick Stuart: Did he not take Cyrus O’Haire seriously last week?
Richard Parker: I guess. The guy’s fun-loving spirit just rubs me the wrong way. Be more serious, Teddy.
Nick Stuart: Plenty serious in the ring.
As the rolling lyrics pick up in pace, Teddy follows suit towards the ring, peeling off his tee. Tossing the “Face To Fuckin’ Canvas” shirt a half dozen rows back, fans within the landing radius play tug of war with the garment. He slaps a few outreached hands, offers a playful wink or two, and rolls underneath the bottom rope.
Nick Stuart: All this being said, two very different people in Daniels and Palmer.
Richard Parker: You’re telling me. There’s about forty-five people inside Anna’s head alone!
Nick Stuart: What made you fall on this number?
Richard Parker: Just an educated guess after talking to Nicholas Pfefferman earlier today. He would know, he’s a mathematician.
Nick’s not going to acknowledge the comment. Inside the squared circle, Teddy shuffles its perimeter with a lively hop, looking down at the canvas as he does so. He eventually settles in his respective corner, slouching into the turnbuckle, finally looking up at his opponent. With a subtle nod, he lets it be known he’s ready to throw fists.
Daniels instantly charges at Palmer and catches him under the chin with a knee strike! Teddy falls back, the crowd is stunned and Daniels drops, hooking a leg!
Nick Stuart: Daniels almost had Teddy right out of the gate!
Richard Parker: I’ll hand it to her, smart thinking.
Daniels mounts Palmer and keeps the attack going with forearm shots. The crowd is hot after the near fall.
Richard Parker: Wait a second, I can’t ‘hand it to her’. I hand it to ‘them’, right? Or, uh, okay… call the match, Nick.
Daniels lifts Palmer and throws him into the ropes. She leaps onto Teddy’s shoulders and spikes him with a hurricanrana! This is followed by bouncing off the ropes and dropping a leg across his neck. The Muse hooks both legs for another pinfall attempt.
Nick Stuart: I’m not sure this pinfall attempt was meant to get the victory but instead tire Teddy Palmer in the early stages of the match.
Palmer is panting already as Daniels throws him into the ropes and connects with a neckbreaker cutter. She lifts Palmer and works for a snap suplex but Teddy wiggles free, hits the ropes and flies across the canvas floor with a short-arm clothesline. Daniels flips inside out before crashing to the mat! Suplexes from Palmer follow. He hits Daniels with a belly-to-belly and then a release German. If ropes weren’t a thing, Anna likely falls out of the ring upon impact.
And yet, she’s back on her feet. The two circle each other. Teddy has recovered from the initial onslaught thanks to a few offensive moves of his own. The Elite Eight members are about to lock into a grapple when Daniels slips around Palmer and tries for her own German suplex. Teddy, however, lowers his base, standing switches Daniels and goes for a German.
Nick Stuart: Inside cradle by Daniels!
Richard Parker: It’s the third kickout in the early stages of this match! Daniels is showing she’s not messing around, she wants the victory.
Nick Stuart: Can’t blame her. Elite Eight to Final Four shows you are absolutely no push over.
Daniels hits Palmer with leg strikes as he tries to cover up. Teddy is worked into a corner, hurled into the turnbuckle across the way but stops in his tracks and fires a back elbow to Daniels as she comes racing in. The two stare down… the crowd comes alive at the action they’ve witnessed…
Palmer and Daniels circle. This time, they lock into a grapple. While Anna has a good base, Teddy is able to overpower, apply a headlock and then wrench her neck. The Time Lord shows her feistiness by slipping away, pushing Palmer into the ropes and leaping in the air, connecting under Teddy’s jaw with a knee strike… followed by a DDT.
The Muse waits for the Toronto native to rise before she springs into the ropes and connects with Infinite Power… which is tilt-a whirl headscissors takedown into another tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown… into another… another… another…
Palmer is loopy as shit. While he gets up each time, he doesn’t have a clue where he’s at.
Daniels bounces off the ropes…
Or does he?
Nick Stuart: Anna Daniels was looking for another headscissors takedown but once she jumped onto Palmer’s shoulders he immediately threw her down into a powerbomb!
Teddy follows with a pop-up powerbomb!
And a pin!
DANIELS HEADSCISSORS PALMER AWAY!
Richard Parker: Look, I’ll be honest. I’m not either of these guy’s or gal’s or they’s biggest fans. Teddy seems to have his head in the clouds… frequently. Anna, um, whatever personality issues she has going on, I’m indifferent. But they are coming to fight! This, I can get behind!
Daniels is already in the ropes when Palmer is on his feet. She leaps with a wicked looking forearm shot. Spit flies out of Palmer’s mouth as he stumbles into the ropes himself… and rebounds with a shoulder block! Then a scoop slam. Then a thunderous back elbow!
Nick Stuart: Pinfall attempt by Ted!
Richard Parker: Pinfalls coming fast and furious. These two have no reason to hate each other. Just move onto the next round as quickly as possible!
Nick Stuart: And considering how Anna started the match, it really does make sense to try putting Teddy away quickly.
Richard Parker: It also makes sense for Teddy to do the same, since he’s already reeling!
Palmer is reeling but he keeps pushing through. Teddy tries for a falcon arrow suplex but Anna escapes and is into the ropes… Palmer hits her with a powerslam but Daniels, ever so crafty, latches onto Palmer’s arm and applies an armbar submission!
Teddy looks over at Anna with a facial expression suggesting ‘how in the hell did you do this???’ before he moves towards the ropes…
Eventually, grabbing them.
The fans give a cheer as both wrestlers find a vertical base. Looking to lock up, both pull back before they do so, perhaps seeing the other one had an opening and was going to strike with something different.
They circle again… the crowd anticipates. Soon, however, Daniels gives a huff and just goes for it. She attempts a knee strike but this time, unlike her first attempt that nearly won the match, Teddy Palmer catches her and lands a backdrop. Anna’s dropped on her head.
Palmer hits the ropes and aims for a curb stomp as the Gallifrey native is on all fours…
Nick Stuart: NO! Nosebleed Section misses!
The Time Lord shoots to her feet and connects with an olympic slam!
Nick Stuart: Anna is going to the top rope! This could pay off BIG TIME!
Corkscrew shooting star press!
Nick Stuart: She hits it! This match is over!
BARELY A SHOULDER UP!
The crowd thought it was a three! Perhaps, inside her head somewhere, Anna also thought it was. Regardless, she’s not one to argue and keeps the attack going. Knee strike, after knee strike, after knee strike.
Richard Parker: Daniels has come to wrestle. Relentless pressure!
She Irish whips Teddy into the corner across the way. This time, he meets the buckle chest-first and stumbles out… into a spinning heel kick by Daniels. The move echoes throughout the arena and Daniels pins.
Daniels mounts Palmer and hammers the Canadian with shot after shot… however, Palmer works into a corner and the referee asks for a break. Daniels throws her arms up and backtracks as requested. This follows Teddy Palmer charging at Anna but she moves!
Palmer hits the next turnbuckle chest-first. The Time Lord looks for a backstabber…
Nick Stuart: No! Palmer caught her! I can’t believe he caught her with two hands BEHIND his back!
Teddy shows sheer power by flipping Daniels all the way around his body and drills the multitude star with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker!
Crappe Diem follows, the repeated crucifix elbows into Daniels’s skull. The crowd eats it up and Palmer shows no signs of intending to stop. He knows he’s in for a fight. He knew it the second he was hit under the jaw… but now he has momentum and he won’t let up.
Palmer whips Daniels into the ropes and lands a spear! Anne folds in half as Teddy drops down and hooks both legs.
Nick Stuart: TRIANGLE CHOKE! Teddy has applied his submission, Bye Bye Byrdie on Anna Daniels!
Richard Parker: Zero time wasted after the kickout! Maybe I was a little harsh about Teddy not caring earlier…
The crowd stands, knowing this may be the end of the match. Dead center of the ring, Anna Daniels is in trouble!
She fights, it’s a struggle and Teddy has the move perfectly applied! Nevertheless, the fight in The Muse is there. With her right leg, she’s able to dig her heel into the canvas and push off a tiny little bit.
– – – – – – – far away from the ropes.
Daniels refuses to submit. Teddy sees they have moved a little closer but all he can do is clamp down on her.
Anna moves again.
– – – – – – away from the ropes.
Palmer tries to tighten his grip. It’s already applied strongly and yet, Anna moves again!
– – – – – away from the ropes.
The fans are cheering. The Time Lord makes another play. She has her leg positioned well, she moves forward once more… this time covering even more ground!
– – – – away from the ropes.
She’s moved about halfway. She can feel it, she knows she can get this thing done. Daniels cries as she digs her free foot into the mat and pushes up and off, this time nearly standing as she does.
– away from the ropes!
The crowd is white hot! She tries to reach out but needs another inch to go.
– – – – – – – – away from the ropes.
The crowd cheers again, this time for Teddy Palmer as he drops the hold, stands up and quickly brings Daniels all the way to the middle of the ring!
Nick Stuart: Terrific move by Teddy!
The Canadian attempts to reapply the triangle choke… it’s on!! Daniels is locked into the move from right where she started! She’s fading… and fast!
Richard Parker: One of those voices has to get her to quit, huh? There’s gotta be a quitter in there somewhere!
But there isn’t. At least not yet. Daniels tries to stand with Teddy hanging onto her for dear life. The Time Lord attempts to move towards the ropes… she makes a little ground. She’s trying to work her knee forward, see if she can knock Palmer off him… but she can’t do it…
However, as Daniels strives to stand up for what has to feel like the 500th time, Palmer’s hold slips for a brief second. As he tries to readjust…
Nick Stuart: ANNA ROLLS TEDDY UP!
The Muse is too tired from the choke, she needs to catch her breath. She lays on the mat and Teddy glances at referee Timo Bolamba, making sure it wasn’t a three.
Timo Bolamba: It wasn’t a three!
Palmer nods, rises from the canvas and charges at Anna Daniels.
Nick Stuart: Ted’s looking for the curb stomp!
Daniels may have been playing possum but likely just got a second wind in time. She pops up, snatches Teddy Palmer’s neck and hits him with a cutter!!
Nick Stuart: ANOTHER near fall!
Richard Parker: Still anyone’s game!
It takes a while but both wrestlers are on their feet and exchange shot for shot, the crowd cheering with each one. Finally, it’s Daniels who hits that knee strike on Palmer, knocking him backwards. She takes to the ropes, leaps onto Palmer’s shoulders and lands a spike hurricanrana. The crowd is on fire as Palmer, who is resilient himself, finds a vertical base…
Daniels charges again, Palmer leaps into the air and clubs her with a forearm smash. She falls to the mat, Palmer hits the ropes…
Nick Stuart: NOSEBLEED SECTION!
It takes Teddy a good moment to collect himself but he flips Anna Daniels over and hooks the leg.
DING DING DING
Vince Howard: The winner of this match… Teddy Palmer!
Palmer’s theme plays as he rolls off Anna Daniels, absolutely spent. The crowd cheers for Teddy as he eventually puts his arms in the air, only to pull them back down and rub his forehead.
Nick Stuart: Hell of a match here folks. Anna in the early stages, Anna fighting at the end. It was one slip up. You know what, now that I think about it, I wouldn’t even call it a slip up. Teddy just happened to connect with the curb stomp a moment before Daniels got to her feet.
Richard Parker: And yet Teddy survives. Throw a giant in O’Haire at him, get taken to the limit by Anna Daniels, he’s gotten it done.
Nick Stuart: There will be another day to fight for Anna Daniels.
Richard Parker: Time Lord, right? Can’t she, uh, go back and fix some things?
Nick Stuart: I’m not sure it works that way, Richard.
Richard Parker: Then what good is time if the Time Lord can’t manipulate it!?
ReVival comes to a close when Palmer pulls to his feet. He looks over at Daniels with a nod and celebrates with the crowd.