2 Anna Daniels vs. 15 Nathan Filmix
Nick Stuart: We’re halfway there, partner! Four matches down in the first round of the Lisieux bracket, four to go, and next up, this should be an exciting match between rookie and veteran!
Richard Parker: If they’re both new to PRIME, can you really call either of them a veteran?
Nick Stuart: There’s an entire world out there beyond PRIME Wrestling, Richard, and we’d be foolish to pretend it wasn’t there.
Richard Parker: There’s an entire world outside this arena, too, Nick – and it’s got showgirls and slot machines. And you just told me we’re only halfway through the night.
A buzz falls over the crowd as the bell rings, and two figures walk out from the back to the sounds of silence.
Richard Parker: But I can wait a bit to see this guy work.
Nick Stuart: ‘The Wrestling Junkie’ Nathan Filmix is making his PRIME debut here tonight, and we nearly had an incident at the meet and greet, Richard!
Richard Parker: He’s focused on the wrestling, Nick! He and his trainer Hark know what matters, and all that jazz-hands mumbo jumbo is a distraction.
Nick Stuart: Says the man who wants to get outta here to hit the floor.
Richard Parker: Says the man who’s glad to see another slice of beefcake that won’t be competition for evening companionship.
Having done little to endear themselves to the PRIMEates, those fans closest to the entrance aisle and ringside are trying their best to throw Hark and Filmix off their game with taunts and shouts. Hark answers a few of the louder ones, but to Fillmix’ credit, his eyes never leave the ring.
Nick Stuart: He’s ready, Richard!
Richard Parker: I think that’s the only setting he’s got, Nick!
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” begin. Nothing comes on the PRIMEView 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.
Richard Parker: This chick gives me the creeps.
Nick Stuart: She can hear you, Richard!
Richard Parker: Can she?
Nick Stuart: Would you be surprised?
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.
Richard Parker: See, this is what Filmix is against – all this needless razzle dazzle.
Nick Stuart: Did you really just say ‘razzle dazzle’?
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.
Nick Stuart: Talk about a match between opposites! Nathan Filmix is clearly here to wrestle whatever opponent is in front of him, and Anna Daniels is trying to get inside his head and throw him off his game! But will it work?
Richard Parker: Wrestling.
Nick Stuart: Huh?
Richard Parker: Exactly.
Nick Stuart: There’s the bell and Anna Daniels is all over Nathan Filmix!
Richard Parker: Foul! She jumped him before it rang!
Nick Stuart: It might’ve been close, but the match was officially on! Forearms to the back of the head She drops an elbow into Filmix’ spine at the neck! Daniels backs off, and a kick to the back of the knee drops Filmix down!
The camera zooms in on Daniels’ face – her eyes dart left and right for the briefest of moments before she runs at Filmix, with a knee aimed at the back of his head!
Nick Stuart: Filmix moves!
Richard Parker: All that training gives you the ring awareness of a GOD, Nick!
Daniels sees him move, too late to stop her own momentum. She catches herself on the top rope in the corner, her knee grazing the middle turnbuckle. Filmix moves in behind with a snap belly to back suplex, sending the Muse hard to the mat, neck first!
Nick Stuart: Filmix has nearly a hundred pounds on Daniels, he could really do some damage if he keeps that up!
Filmix stays on her, pulling her to her feet and locking in a tight headlock. Referee Ashley Barlow is on the spot, checking to see that he’s not choking his opponent. Forearm to the side by Anna Daniels! Another! Filmix grinds that headlock even tighter and drives a knee to her face! A second! And a third, followed up with a takedown!
Richard Parker: They call him the wrestling junkie, and he’s showing his ring awareness!
Nick Stuart: I wouldn’t count Anna Daniels out just yet, Richard.
Richard Parker: Who?
In between the referee asking Daniels if she wants to quit – she does not, thank you very much – the camera continually cuts to Nathan Filmix himself. He has a stoic, almost blank look on his face, which tells the audience that he does not feel any certain way about his opponent – his mission is to wrestle to a victory, no more and no less.
Nobody told Anna Daniels, however, as she is able to roll him over to a pinning combo! ONE… TWO… Filmix rolls back over to his advantageous position!
Nick Stuart: Speaking of ring awareness!
Richard Parker: What? She knows how to roll. I think I’ll wet my pants.
Daniels rolls Filmix up again, and garners another two count!
Richard Parker: Hey Ashley, check her! I think she’s dead!
Nick Stuart: Anna Daniels has stopped moving after the last attempt at a pin, but I don’t think she’s… dead, Richard!
Richard Parker: But you don’t know for sure now, do you?
Out of nowhere, Anna Daniels reaches up and hooks Nathan Filmix around the neck with her legs! She locks her feet at the ankles and pulls back!
Nick Stuart: Now this is good strategy, and one you really only see from smaller athletes who aren’t carrying as much weight on them!
Richard Parker: Just make sure Barlow is checking Daniels’ hold as thoroughly as she was checking Filmix’s!
She is, and she finds nothing out of bounds with it. The Muse’s leglock is no choke, but she is using her powerful lower limbs to bend the Junkie’s head backwards at the neck. Filmix attempts to cinch his hold in tighter, but doing so allows Daniels to reach up and use her free arm to add leverage on his chin, both keeping her far shoulder off the mat and forcing his neck back even farther from his body!
Finally he breaks the hold and rolls with her momentum, disentangling himself from Daniel’s hold as well and stopping on his knees! He runs at her with murderous intent!
Nick Stuart: Palm thrust to the lower abdomen, Filmix is doubled over!
Richard Parker: EXTREMELY lower abdomen!
Nick Stuart: DDT!
Daniels rolls him over and hooks a leg!
Nick Stuart: Nathan Filmix rolls under the bottom rope to the outside, and he’s communing with his trainer!
Richard Parker: This is a smart move on his part. Daniels has the momentum, slow her role and retake control.
Nick Stuart: I have to say, however – this is the difference between sparring and wrestling! When you’re training, your opponent’s goal is to help you improve, but now – against Anna Daniels – her goal is to win!
The Junkie paces in a small line while Hark talks him down – he may be more rattled from Daniels’ sudden onslaught than he originally thought. In the ring, referee Barlow’s count is at four while the Muse relocates back to the top turnbuckle, in no hurry to continue.
Nick Stuart: Filmix had best figure this out quickly, however, as the count is halfway over!
Finally, Hark seems to get him centered and focused, and the Wrestling Junkie steps back onto the ring apron and reenters between the top and middle rope.
And he waits.
Nick Stuart: Barlow is out of the way, and Anna Daniels drops back to the canvas to resume this match, but Nathan Filmix is just waiting near the turnbuckle!
Richard Parker: A good wrestler is never in a hurry, Nick! Daniels got the jump on him at the start, but now he’s ready and he knows how to set the pace.
Despite being nowhere near the time limit, Anna Daniels does not intend to go to a draw, or to feel rushed herself – and she steps forward to lock up with the Junkie. Collar and elbow, and he shoves her backwards into the mat!
Nick Stuart: Power from Nathan Filmix! He’s not an overpoweringly huge man, but he’s built for this sport!
Filmix steps out now, removing all space between himself and his opponent. He pulls Daniels to her feet and puts her right back down with a uranage! Cover!
The Muse rolls through and scrambles to her feet with the ropes as a helper, but Filmix is right on her! Kick to the midsection! Another – HE CATCHES HER FOOT!
Nick Stuart: Dragon screw by Filmix! He’s got an ankle lock cinched in!
Richard Parker: This has to be it. Daniels isn’t near the ropes and I don’t think she can reverse this one with a hold of her own.
Even as Ashley Barlow is in position to get a submission again, Anna Daniels isn’t paying the slightest bit of attention to her. She’s trying her best to reach for the ropes – and while she can move herself a few inches in any direction, the progress is immediately countered with Filmix pulling her back.
Richard Parker: The chick just closed her eyes, I think she’s passed out. Just ring it, already!
Barlow raises her hand once. It drops.
Filmix leans over to get a better look at his downed opponent–HEEL KICK TO THE FACE!
Nick Stuart: She suckered him in, is that why they call her the Muse?
Richard Parker: I don’t think that means what you think it means.
The heel kick to the face was enough to loosen Filmix’s grip, and a straight shot to his mouth breaks the hold completely. She pushes away and exits the ring between the ropes as her opponent regains his senses and climbs to his feet. Daniels with a slingshot from the outside! Anna to the Infinite Power! Cover!
Nick Stuart: So close!
Richard Parker: Way to be unbiased.
Daniels scoops her opponent and sends him into the ropes – Irish Whip reversal! Filmix closes the gap and flattens her with a hard clothesline before she can react!
Outside the ring, Hark barks orders at the Wrestling Junkie to finish things off before she can recover again. Filmix nods at his trainer and grabs a handful of his opponent’s hair to pull her back up.
Nick Stuart: Filmix with a scoop – NO! Daniels scrambles down his back and spins him around!
Richard Parker: What is she, Spider-Man? How’d she do that?
Quick as a cat, Filmix is scooped and dropped with the ONCOMING STORM! Anna Daniels hooks both legs and pulls as hard as she can!
DING DING DING
Nick Stuart: Anna Daniels pulls off the victory!
Richard Parker: You mean she stole one!
Nick Stuart: Nelson Hark is in the ring, helping his charge climb to his feet, but I have to say, Nathan Filmix showed us a great deal tonight! He’s got the moves, he’s got the skills – all he needs is the experience and I think things could have turned out very differently tonight!
Richard Parker: Maybe… or maybe some people shouldn’t jump other people before the bell!
Nick Stuart: You’re seriously still on that?
Richard Parker: It sets the tone!
Nick Stuart: Be that as it may, Anna Daniels advances to the second round of the Almasy Invitational, and before we get to our next first round matchup tonight, let’s take a quick commercial break.