2BECOME1 vs. MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE B-TEAM vs. DANGEROUS MIX
Nick Stuart: As the teams involved in our next match make their way to the ring, let’s take a look back at the events of ReVival 6!
The image changes to a feed of the tag-team match between 2Become1 and the Hollywood Bruvs. In the lower corner of the screen, the words “2 Weeks Ago” appear to alert the fans at home – some of whom may be new viewers – as to when the events they’re watching unfolded.
As he recovers from a flurry of offense at the hands of Mikey Unlikely, Darin Zion connects with a kick to the midsection, and then plants Unlikely with the Ratings Spike.
Nick Stuart: The first two teams eliminated from tag team Survivor – 2Become1 and the Hollywood Bruvs – competed for a chance at redemption. In the end…
Jesse Fredericks Kendrix pulls his partner from the ring, and begins carrying him to the back as the referee counts.
Nick Stuart: …it was the team of Darin Zion and Jonathan-Christopher Hall who were victorious, the Bruvs deciding that discretion is the better part of valor.
The image cuts to one of the Survivor chaos. Mushigihara crouches low, allowing David Fox a launching pad to vault off of as he charges and leaps over the lumbering form of a sleeping Bobby Dean.
Nick Stuart: Despite a valiant effort, and a strong team showing…
Kenny Freeman, at the base of one of the slides, helps try to fend off both Nathan Filmix and Nate Colton.
Nick Stuart: Both the Dangerous Mix and the Masters of the Multiverse were voted off of their respective tribes.
Back to a live shot. All three teams gathered in the ring.
Nick Stuart: Now all three teams get a chance to take another step towards the future, and whatever looms ahead as we march towards the Great American Nightmare.
David Fox and Randall Schwartz start the match off. The two circle for a moment, before Schwartz gets a surge of courage and moves in with some offense.
Richard Parker: So many Randalls in this company, I’m losing track!
Nick Stuart: Aside from Randall Schwartz and Randall Knox, who else is there?
Richard Parker: Well now we have Randallplexes, and have you seen the company’s Jabber chat logs?
Nick Stuart: Umm, no?
Richard Parker: Everyone on that thing is some kinda randy. There aren’t enough shiba inus with baseball bats in the world to deal with that crowd.
Schwartz is caught with a shot to the midsection, and pulled into a Muay Thai clinch. A series of knees land in his chest. One connects with his jaw, staggering him, and Fox uses the opportunity to try and lead the Master of the Multiverse (B-Team, lest anyone forget) to the corner where the massive Mushigihara waits for his chance to enter the fray. Schwartz, compelled by the will to live, ducks out of Fox’s grasp and scoots to his own corner, where he tags in the waiting Kenny Freeman.
Nick Stuart: Freeman in the ring. He ducks a lock-up… go-behind to Fox… and a dropkick to the back of David Fox connects!
Fox is sent forward, and Darin Zion eagerly reaches an arm over the top rope and tags himself in.
Richard Parker: Las Vegas is about to get a dose of REAL LOVE!
A flurry of chain-wrestling breaks out, as both Freeman and Zion each work to gain the upper hand on each other. Arm-wringers and headlocks are exchanged. A hammerlock is reversed. Freeman connects with a series of forearm shots, then is rocked by one shot back his way.
Nick Stuart: Front chancery applied by Darin Zion…
A snap suplex connects, taking Kenny Freeman over. Zion rolls through it, and grabs both legs. Outside the ring, Vickie Hall cheers as Jonathan-Christopher’s new best friend goes to work.
Nick Stuart: Looks like he’s trying to tie-up Kenny Freeman.
Richard Parker: Usually that costs extra.
Zion’s attempts at a sharpshooter are fought off, the two men twisting and repositioning around the canvas, before Freeman draws in both legs and heaves Zion away. He’s sent stumbling back into a hostile corner.
Randall Schwartz tags himself back in.
Richard Parker: These guys are on the same team. Is that even legal? Can they wrestle each other?
Nick Stuart: Zion appears to have the same question.
Fortunately, Jimmy Turnbull is the resident tag team specialist, so he’s quick to try and sort this out. Short answer: looks pretty legal.
Seeing this, both members of the Masters of the Multiverse share a glance, and an unspoken plan is hatched.
Nick Stuart: Kenny Freeman pinning Randall Schwartz?!
Richard Parker: Oh, there’s no way…
Lil Jimmy Turnbuckles is quick to do his job, and he starts counting.
That’s as far as he gets before the pinfall is broken up by both the incoming David Fox and the still-not-yet-out-of-the-ring Darin Zion.
Nick Stuart: I have to say, that was a solid plan.
Richard Parker: Do you think there’s a universe where that worked?
Nick Stuart: Got to be at least one, sure.
Richard Parker: Remind me never to go there.
Nick Stuart: Referee Turnbull again trying to get things under control.
In the chaos, Schwartz inadvertently moves too close to the Dangerous Mix side of the ring, and a meaty paw taps him on the shoulder. Mushigihara enters the match.
The God-Beast is awakened.
Across the ring, Kenny Freeman sees what’s happening, and does the only logical thing. He runs over and high-fives Jonathan-Christopher Hall. The Vow of Virtue doesn’t see what’s coming his way until it’s too late; until he sees his Amazing Life Partner wildly gesturing at the monster storming his way.
Richard Parker: Oh no.
Jonathan-Christopher looks up in time to find himself grabbed by the massive Mushi. He’s aggressively bieled into the ring, landing hard on mat.
Nick Stuart: Jonathan-Christopher back to his feet…
Richard Parker: Oh no.
He’s promptly crushed by a running Thesz press.
Nick Stuart: This is not the kind of quality time that either of the Halls wanted!
Richard Parker: Thank god that love is eternal, Nick. A movie told me that!
The God-Beast rises. For his part, the Timid Tiger tries to crawl away, but a large hand on the waistband of his board shorts prevents that from happening.
Nick Stuart: A massive release overhead belly to belly sends Hall crashing to the canvas!
He also bounces through the ropes to the ring floor. Mushigihara stalks towards the ropes to follow, but is waved off by Turnbull.
After a moment to recover with some impromptu quality time, Hall slides back into the ring and moves towards the Multiverse corner. Only to see both members of that team hop off the ring apron. Panicking, Jonathan-Christopher dives towards his own corner and tags in Darin Zion.
Nick Stuart: Zion in with a flurry of offense trying to knock the bigger man back.
Richard Parker: That’s the p-p-power of love, Nick!
Nick Stuart: Did you just quote Huey Lewis?
Richard Parker: I’m not answering that without my attorney present.
It’s only through persistence that Zion is successful. While Mushi never leaves his feet, little by little the bursts of offense he has to deal with move him back towards his own corner.
Nick Stuart: David Fox with the tag, vaulting over his partner to get into the ring with a back elbow.
Richard Parker: I think Zion saw that coming.
Fox is caught out of the air, waistlocked, and brought to the ground with a German suplex that Zion bridges for the cover.
Both members of the Masters of the Multiverse charge into the ring to break it up, almost trampling the referee in the process. As Turnbull works to usher them back to the outside, Zion brings Fox to his corner where Jonathan-Christopher Hall waits for a shot at redemption.
Nick Stuart: Hall back in the ring, looking for a measure of revenge here.
A series of kicks connect with David Fox’s midsection in the corner.
Nick Stuart: Jonathan-Christopher taking a minute to appreciate his handiwork.
Richard Parker: He’s got to stay on him.
Just long enough for Fox to recover with a jumping knee strike to the jaw.
Richard Parker: Welp.
Now dazed, Jonathan-Christopher is sent flying into the neutral corner, before Fox builds up a head of steam and charges in with a high kick. Unfortunately, as he started his charge he was blind-tagged by both Kenny Freeman and Randall Schwartz.
Nick Stuart: Both members of the Masters…
Richard Parker: Say that five times fast.
Nick Stuart: But which one is the legal man here?
Poor Jimmy Turnbull is really earning his pay here tonight, as once more he’s forced to try and establish some order, but even your most casual wrestling fan is able to identify this moment as the type where everything invariably goes to hell.
In the chaos, Jonathan-Christopher pulls himself back to his own corner, and Darin Zion is tagged back in.
Nick Stuart: I think we’re getting the signal that Randall Schwartz and Darin Zion are the legal men here.
Richard Parker: Tell that to Mushi!
The God-Beast charges across the ring and bulldozes both Freeman and Hall clear out of it, chasing them to the floor. David Fox, perhaps sensing this is still winnable for his team, tries to refocus his own squad. Randall Schwartz takes this all in, trying to make sense of the madness, doesn’t see when doom sneaks up behind him.
Nick Stuart: RATINGS SPIKE!
Richard Parker: And unlike last week, I don’t think anyone’s coming to carry somebody off.
Nick Stuart: He makes the cover! Turnbull sees it!
So does David Fox.
He’s just a hair too late.
DING DING DING!!
Vince Howard: The winners of this match… Darin Zion and Jonathan-Christopher Hall… TwoBecomeONNNEEEEE!!!
Nick Stuart: A great showing by three teams tonight, Richard. Congratulations to Jonathan-Christopher Hall and Darin Zion, and here’s hoping we continue to see more from both the Dangerous Mix and the Masters of the Multiverse!