ALIAS TITLE TOURNAMENT: VIOLET SAMUELSSON vs. MUSHIGIHARA
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Nick Stuart: We are prepped and ready to get the action in full swing, ladies and gentlemen! The tournament to declare the inaugural winner of the newly minted Alias Title is about to begin, as the ever-imposing giant from the Land of the Rising Sun, Mushigihara, is set to take on the debuting Violet Samuelsson!
Richard Parker: Mushi scored some points in my book when he dunked on the Bandits at Colossus last month. It remains to be seen what this Samuelsson can bring to the table, as I’ve never seen nor heard of her.
Nick Stuart: Let’s hand it over to our man in the ring, Vince Howard!
“Girlfight” by Brooke Valentine pumps in over the PA as Violet Samuelsson walks out onto the stage, appearing for the first time before the PRIME Faithful. She poses at the head of the ramp before a “V” shaped pyro to earn a modest pop from the crowd.
Vince Howard: Ladies and gentlemen, our opening event this evening is a first round contest in the ALIAS Title Tournament, and is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, hailing from To Be Determined, and weighs in at one-hundred and thirty pounds! Making her PRIME Wrestling debut, please welcome… VIOLET SAMUELSSON!!
Richard Parker: HOLY CRAP, Nick, she’s TINY! Mushi’s gonna pick his teeth with her!
Nick Stuart: I don’t think there’s any question that this will be a David and Goliath battle, but let’s not count out Samuelsson this early, Rich!
Richard Parker: Hang on, do I see ripples forming in my water cup…?
The Amalie Arena fills “Godzilla” by Bear McReary, featuring Serk Tankian. The crowd begins to stomp into rhythm. Moments later, the God-Beast Mushigihara barrels through the curtain and pumps his arms to a big crowd reaction.
Vince Howard: And the opponent, kara Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Nippon, and weighing in at two-hundred-and-ninety-seven pounds… representing the Dangerous Mix, here is… MUSHIGIHARA!!
Nick Stuart: As you mentioned, Mushigihara came away victorious at Colossus on behalf of Dangerous Mix, but now embarks on his first serious singles foray in years! This tournament could be a real opportunity for him!
Richard Parker: That David Fox was just holding him back anyway. Dude wasn’t even more than two-hundred and fifty pounds.
Mushigihara ascends the steps and enters the ring, regarding his opponent Samuelsson with a respectful nod before scale a turnbuckle and pumping his arms again for more “OSU!” chants. Violet nervous bounces between feet, shaking off her nerves and getting ready for the imposing challenge standing across from her.
Nick Stuart: Our official Ashley Barlow looks ready to get this one underway, and she cues the bell to begin the match!
As the two competitors leave their respective corners, the size differential is immediately apparent. Despite the obvious weight advantage, Violent appears undeterred and ready to tangle. Likewise, Mushigihara’s face is one of stern focus, ready for anything and everything.
Mushigihara moves first, bursting forth with a sumo rush that nearly steamrolls Samuelsson. Violet deftly slips behind and wrings one of Mushi’s arms into a wristlock, though the Kaiju easily overpowers her into a reversal. Before he can cinch in his own wristlock, Samuelsson performs a reversal of her own and cartwheels herself out of reach.
Nick Stuart: Quick thinking on the part of Violet Samuelsson, countering strength with agility!
Violet stays in motion, hitting the ropes for some momentum and connects a shoulder block into Mushigihara’s chest. Expectedly, the God-Beast barely flinches off the impact.
Richard Parker: And there’s brilliant thinking on the part of big Mushi, countering that very agility with the obvious fact that he’s a freaking BEAST! Seriously, what the hell was she thinking?
Mushi moves in for a grapple, but Samuelsson dips down and snags the leg, attempting to go around trip the big man to the mat. Unfortunately, she doesn’t anticipate the honed reflexes of Mushigihara, who manages to catch her in motion. Before Violet can get away, he hoists her up and tosses her halfway across the ring in an impressive show of strength.
The Kaiju is brimming with confidence, but Samuelsson looks hesitant to tie up again. Mushigihara presses his advantage by bull-rushing her into the corner and crushing her against the turnbuckles with a quick body press. A moment later, Mushi takes her by the arm and shoots her across the ring.
Nick Stuart: Irish Whip to the other corner, and Mushigihara comes in after her like Mack truck… NO! The Avalanche Splash hits nothing but turnbuckles as Samuelsson darts out to the apron!
Richard Parker: Oof! The Sumo Strategy clearly didn’t pan out there!
Nick Stuart: The Kaiju is stunned off that impact, and now she sees her opportunity to strike, climbing to the top rope! Here comes Violet Samuelsson, diving off into the CROSS BODY–NO!!
She lands perfectly into the waiting arms of Mushigihara, who promptly takes her to the canvas.
Nick Stuart: Falling powerslam by the enormous Mushigihara! Now he makes the cover!
Samuelsson kicks out!
But Mushigihara keeps her to the mat, transitioning to a side headlock. Violet knows she’s done for if the big man keeps her grounded, and fights to her feet, rallied by pockets of fans getting behind the physical underdog. She almost makes it to a vertical base before Mushi transitions to underhooks and effortlessly sends her airborne with a butterfly suplex.
Samuelsson flies an arc through the air and lands hard on the mat. She’s defenseless and in agony, and yet the God-Beast moves in again. A waistlock strips her from the mat, and a gutwrench suplex puts her right back.
Nick Stuart: DEVASTATING series of suplexes by the God-Beast Mushigahara, ragdolling Violet Samuelsson around that ring with ease! And now Mushigahara is going for the pin! Could this be it?
THR–shoulder up, but WOW, she had to dig deep! Mushigihara stays in control as he gets her back to her feet!
Richard Parker: I don’t get it. At his weight, Mushi could basically just roll himself on top of her until she wears herself out!
Nick Stuart: I’m not sure it’d be much of a sporting contest in that situation, partner. Mushigihara is playing to his advantage, but he’s still keeping this a battle of skill!
Violet is breathing heavily, but Mushigihara nevertheless peels her off the mat and raises her up into a gorilla press! The PRIMEmates are divided between cheers and jeers, either wowed by the show of strength or pulling for the disadvantaged Samuelsson. More confident than ever in his performance, Mushi walks the circuit and pumps her through the air a few times for good measure.
He gets overzealous, however, when Violet instinctively snags the top rope at a low point and plucks herself out of the Kaiju’s grip. Mushi twirls in time to see her leaping from the apron to the top rope…
Nick Stuart: SPRINGBOARD METEORA takes the giant to the canvas! Violent Samuelsson finally gets some offense in, and quickly goes for the cover!
T–And Mushigihara PRESSES HER right off!
Richard Parker: NOPE!
Violent is sent flying as Mushi forcefully pushes her off his chest, barely clearing Ashley Barlow mid-count on the mat. Mushigihara bursts back to his feet and catches Samuelsson from behind, lifting her off the mat yet again with a backdrop suplex…
Nick Stuart: Violet ROLLS THROUGH!
But doesn’t quite stick the landing. Instead, while she spends that critical half second hobbling for balance, Mushigihara spins around and catches her flat-footed with a running big boot! Samuelsson’s body twists wildly through the air before she drops hard to the mat!
Nick Stuart: WOW, WHAT A BIG BOOT!!
Richard Parker: Call a chiropractor! Getting a little VIOLENT in there for Violet, eh, Nick?
Nick Stuart: Clearly not the graceful debut one would want to experience in their first match-up in PRIME, but in her defense, Violet Samuelsson was dealt a tough hand! Mushigihara is not only two and a half times her weight, but also at the top of his game here tonight!
The divided reaction in the crowd picks up in volume, and Mushi takes note. His fans are feeding into the energy, but the neutral crowd is cheering on the newcomer hoping she pulls out a miracle. As far as it concerns him, it’s time for a merciful finish.
Samuelsson is still motionless as she’s pulled off the mat and cradled into the Kaiju’s arm. With a single strong lift, she comes off the mat.
Nick Stuart: Mushi with the URAN-NO, WAIT!
Samuelsson pops into action, curling over Mushi’s arm like a gymnast and trapping his head into a leg scissor! She attempts to swing around to the other arm to lock in the arm bar, but the God-Beast shuts it down by prying his head loose and sending him crashing to the mat.
Nick Stuart: Submission attempt…? NO!
Richard Parker: I don’t know what fancy stuff she was trying to pull off there, but Mushi wasn’t having it!
Mushigihara rushes in, but Violet slips through his legs and pops up to her feet behind him.
Nick Stuart: DROPKICK to the back of the leg!
Mushigihara drops to a knee, clutching the leg with his face wincing in agony. Violet sees it’s now or never, and shoots herself into the ropes.
Nick Stuart: Wait now, Violet back up, off the ropes… and CONNECTS with THE CROSSOVER!!
Richard Parker: Wait, REALLY?!
The Shining Wizard hits its mark perfectly, as Mushigihara’s eyes roll back and he slumps over onto his back. Without a moment to waste, Violet uses all of her strength to hoist up the Kaiju’s legs and roll him into a pin.
Richard Parker: Mushi is OUT!
Nick Stuart: Can David slay Goliath?! Samuelsson with the pin!
DING DING DING
“Girlfight” hits the PA as Violet rolls off of Mushi’s broad chest and sits up, face full of shock morphing into elation. Barlow helps her to her feet as she raises her arm in victory. Despite clutching her body in pain, Samuelsson forms a smile. On the mat, the Kaiju slowly comes to and realizes his folly.
Vince Howard: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the match, advancing to the next round in the Alias Title Tournament… VIIIOOOLEEET SAAAMUUUEEELLLSSOOONNN!!!
Richard Parker: Well color me surprised, Nick! Just when I thought the big guy was going to mark this up as an easy win, she pulls off this miracle win out of nowhere!
Nick Stuart: Proof that almost anything and everything can happen in the flow of a wrestling match! Mushigihara’s massive strength was certainly on display here tonight, and I think regardless of what happened here, he’ll continue to be a force as a singles competitor!
Richard Parker: I kinda miss David Fox now. He was a good decoy.
Nick Stuart: However, against all odds, the intrepid Violet Samuelsson found her window of opportunity and went for it, picking up a win over the Kaiju in her debut, and bringing herself one step closer to the Alias Title!
We then cut to the backstage area.