7 Larry Tact vs. 10 Nicholas Pfefferman
Nick Stuart: Alright folks, up next we have a meeting of the scientific minds so to speak. Larry Tact and Nicholas Pfefferman both have a good mat-based offense.
Richard Parker: That’s “Mr. Pfefferman” to you! But yeah, Tact and Pfefferman both have a similar background, but Larry Tact will look to work the power game more here I think.
“Reaper” by Frankie and the Witch Fingers begins to play and the PRIMEates let out a loud boo.
Vince Howard: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, hailing from Colorado Springs, Colorado and weighing in at two hundred and thirty three pounds, NICHOLAS PFEFFEEEEERMAN!!
Nicholas Pfefferman makes his way to the ring, all business as he moves. As he gets to ringside, a security staff member asks him if he’s sure he wants to do this. Pfefferman ignores him and enters the ring, ready to go.
Nick Stuart: It looks like Mr. Pfefferman is sure he wants to compete tonight.
Richard Parker: Of course he is! He’s a natural born competitor, Nick!
“Pieces of Man” by Drown plays over the arena speakers as the lights cut out. Royal blue lights flicker on the stage while golden spotlights scan the crowd. They settle on center stage where Larry Tact stands. He opens his arms and puffs out his chest, soaking in the crowd’s reaction before bellowing and making his way down the ramp, the spotlight following him.
Vince Howard: And his opponent, hailing from Manhattan, New York and weighing in at two hundred and sixty pounds, LARRRRY TAAACT!!
As he walks, Larry critiques some fans at ringside with petty insults before arriving to the ring, glaring at his opposition. He pulls himself up using the ropes and walks slowly along the apron before wiping his boots and entering the ring. He stretches using the ropes before bouncing from side-to-side.
The referee looks right at Pfefferman and asks again if he’s absolutely sure he wants to do this and Pfefferman glares at him, clearly becoming agitated with all this questioning.
Nick Stuart: Here we go!
The bell sounds and both Tact and Pfefferman begin to circle. They step in and tie up, with Tact hitting a quick duck under, immediately lifting Pfefferman up and dropping him flat onto his stomach. Tact quickly transitions to a grounded side headlock before switching to a grounded hammerlock.
Pfefferman sits out and hits a switch, reversing into a hammerlock of his own, but Tact instantly hits a switch of his own and snatches Pfefferman around the waist, lifting him up and bringing him over with a gut wrench suplex and Pfefferman powders to the outside!
Nick Stuart: Tact starting off strong here, showing his mat skills. That was a great exchange, but Pfefferman was just a hair too slow on the exchange.
Richard Parker: Mr. Pfefferman is just getting warmed up!
Pfefferman slowly pulls himself back into the ring and the two men circle and lock up again. This time, Pfefferman snatches an arm and twists into an arm ringer, clearly pleased with himself. However, Tact almost instantly reverses the hold and pulls Pfefferman in, lifting him up and driving him down hard with a spinebuster!
Nick Stuart: Big move by Tact! He covers!
Pfefferman kicks out just at two and Tact immediately brings him back to his feet. And delivers a chop to Pfefferman’s chest. Pfefferman quickly responds by dropping down and picking an ankle, taking Tact down, but Tact quickly turns the tables again and Pfefferman gets rolled up!
Pfefferman kicks out again and immediately rolls out of the ring, slapping the apron red-faced and angry. He starts shouting up at the referee, the camera picking something up about basic arithmetic.
Nick Stuart: That was a close one early!
Richard Parker: No way, Nick. It’s way too early. I think Pfefferman is questioning the referee’s ability to count!
Pfefferman again climbs into the ring and the two circle, they step in to tie up again, but this time, Pfefferman steps in and fires a European uppercut to the jaw of Tact! Tact rocks back and Pfefferman steps in and fires another European to Tact’s jaw. Mr. Pfefferman steps in and snags a headlock and takes Tact over and to the mat, grinding his head as he does.
Richard Parker: Here we go! Now Mr. Pfefferman is gonna show what he can do!
Tact gets his arms up into Pfefferman’s face and forces him back, bringing his legs up and snagging Pfefferman into a head scissors! Pfefferman wildly fights his way out and comes to a standing position right away and rushes in, but Tact sidesteps and drops him with a drop toehold. Pfefferman slaps the mat and rolls away again!
Nick Stuart: Up to this point, Larry Tact has absolutely outwrestled Nicholas Pfefferman tonight. Pfefferman is going to need to figure something out soon.
Pfefferman charges in and drops his level, hitting a double leg takedown, taking Tact by surprise! Tact tries to immediately turn to his stomach, but Pfefferman grabs a handful of tights and stops him mid-turn, pulling him into a gut wrench and rolling into a pinning combination!
Nick Stuart: Oh! Pfefferman used the tights for leverage!
The referee is in position!
Tact shoulders out! Pfefferman throws a crossface and grabs a cradle, rolling back into a pin!
Richard Parker: Great transition!
Tact kicks out again! Pfefferman transitions to a front facelock and throws a half-nelson and turns into another pin attempt! Referee is in position!
Nick Stuart: Larry Tact is showing his resilience here!
Richard Parker: And Mr. Pfefferman is just as resilient throwing hold after hold!
Pfefferman is completely red faced and shouting at the referee while holding up three fingers. But, he gives Tact too much time to recover! Tact rushes up behind Pfefferman and hoists him up into a torture rack!
Nick Stuart: Oh! Tact from behind has that rack hooked on!
Pfefferman shouts out in anguish as Tact cranks on the hold before spinning Pfefferman out and driving him to the mat with a spin out powerbomb!
Richard Parker: Tactilizer! Now that is a show of strength!
Tact makes a cover and the referee dives into position!
Pfefferman kicks out just in the nick of time! Tact stays on him and delivers a boot to Pfefferman. He brings him to his feet and sends him right back down with a jumping knee lift! Tact moves in and snags Pfefferman by the chin and pulls him back into a standing camel clutch!
Nick Stuart: Larry’s Throne! He’s got it hooked in good!
Pfefferman comes alive with pain and tries to fight out, but Tact keeps cranking back!
Richard Parker: Look at Mr. Pfefferman fight!
Pfefferman gets his right arm free and scoops Tact’s leg, using the momentum to push backwards and to the side, maneuvering out of the hold and rolling away. He staggers to his feet and turns to meet Tact, who throws a lariat!
But Pfefferman ducks under and grabs Tact by the waist, bringing him up and over with a big German suplex! He bridges for the pin!
Tact kicks out! Pfefferman is quick to keep the pressure on, turning his body and grabbing Tact in a gut wrench position. He executes a Karelin lift and brings Tact up and over with a gut wrench suplex! He pops up and poses for the crowd!
Nick Stuart: Mr. Pfefferman might want to pay attention, because Larry Tact is getting back to his feet!
Tact does indeed stagger to his feet with the help of the ropes and comes up from behind, grabbing a schoolboy and hooking the tights!
Pfefferman kicks out and rolls away, immediately screaming at the referee about a tights pull! The referee shrugs but asks Tact about it, but he only shakes his head no. Pfefferman rushes in, trying to blindside Tact, but Tact catches Pfefferman’s momentum and lifts him up into a power slam position!
Nick Stuart: Tact has him up! Powerslam coming?
Tact runs forward, but Pfefferman slips out behind and drops down, rolling Tact up and grabbing the tights!
Richard Parker: Oh! Roll up!
Pfefferman throws his feet up onto the the ropes for extra leverage!
DING DING DING
Vince Howard: Here is your winner, NICHOLAS PFEFFERMAN!!!
Nick Stuart: And Nicholas Pfefferman steals one!
Richard Parker: Hey, they both used some questionable tactics tonight! Mr. Pfefferman just came out on top!
Pfefferman quickly rolls out of the ring before Tact can get his hands on him. He throws his arms into the air in victory and as soon as Jimmy Turnbull meets him on the outside he demands the junior referee lift his arm up again to make it “official!”
Nick Stuart: A disappointing loss for Larry Tact tonight as Nicholas Pfefferman advances to the next round. We’ll be right back after this short commercial break!