BUSTER GLOVES vs. JACOB MEPHISTO
Our scene fades into the arena from the show opener and we’re graced with the presence of glorious signs.
NATE COLTON IS THE BIIIIIIIIIITCH!!
KING OF BLUEBERRIES, EMPEROR OF FORKLIFTS
IS MELVIN OK? JK WHO CARES
WADE ELLIOTT IS A BIG DAMN HERO
ALL HAIL OUR NEW GLUE OVERLORDS
I AM NOT A PWA WRESTLER SO WHERE DOES THE LINE FORM TO BEAT UP MELVIN?
PURCH THE MERCH, SCAREDY CATS!!!
DUSK IS ONLY MY SEVENTH FAVORITE PRIME WRESTLER
THE PARKING LOT SHOULD BE A SAFE SPACE
THE WHITE STRIPE OF THE FRENCH FLAG IS GLUE
REX BUCKY DANIELS IS A GOOD BOY
LET CALLY SAY “PHOOEY”
LET CALLY SAY “PHOOEY” OR “FIDDLESTICKS” BUT NOT BOTH
MY BEAR AND MY GLARE
GLUE BEATS FORKLIFT. EGGS BEAT GLUE. FORKLIFT BEATS EGGS!
DIAGNOSE ME, DR. NED!
WE MISS RIA!
HEY NATE, I’LL BE YOUR GREEN LIGHT #CALLME
ACHETER DE LA COLLE
After the pan-around, we go to Nick and Richard at the Commentation Station!
Nick Stuart: We would like to make a correction. At ReVival 12, we were handed some incorrect information, and made multiple errors in regards to Buster Gloves weight. Buster Gloves weighs in at two-hundred and fifty five pounds. We would like to correct the record.
Richard Parker: Yeah… what Nick said.
The lights go out. An electric guitar strums a chord before a single word appears on the Jumbotron. “BUSTER”. Then another guitar riffs and the word ”GLOVES”. The lights return to the arena and Buster Gloves emerges from the tunnel. Guile’s theme song from Street Fighter II is being shredded on the guitar and Buster Gloves burst emerges from the tunnel, shadow boxing.
Nick Stuart: This man has been a champion in multiple promotions across the world, and he comes to PRIME to make a name for himself! We’ll see what he has here against Jacob Mephisto.
Richard Parker: IT WON’T BE ENOUGH!
Wearing a black hoodie reading the words ‘WRESTLING IS FOREVER’ on the back, Buster Gloves has a black and blue training mask attached to his face. You can’t see many of his facial features, but it’s undoubtedly him. He wears those black leather gloves that he loves so much, with the letters W.I.F.E. on the left hand.Buster descends the ramp high fiving kids and posing for pictures with sign-holding fans. He works the crowd a bit.
Nick Stuart: Buster being a father knows how important these moments are to these young fans in the arena here at the MGM Grand.
Buster climbs the ring apron, wipes his feet, and enters the ring through the second rope. He removes his shirt and ascends the second turnbuckle to play to the crowd one last time.
The music fades as Buster removes his training mask and shakes hands with the referee.
“The Dark Horse Always Wins” by Blues Saraceno kicks up and Jacob Mephisto appears at the top of the ramp.
Nick Stuart: Looks like he’s without the twins tonight.
Richard Parker: He doesn’t need them! Mephisto is going to punch his ticket to his first win the old fashioned way! By pummeling Buster Gloves.
Nick Stuart: I’m sure.
Mephisto makes his way down to ringside slowly, hops up, and enters the ring while Elvis Nixon checks on both competitors.
Nick Stuart: Elvis Nixon calls for the bell and we’re under way.
Richard Parker: This Buster Gloves guy, I dunno about him.
Gloves and Mephisto immediately start circling each other, Mephisto looking for an early advantage, and Buster Gloves looking for a leg. Mephisto goes in for a collar and elbow tie-up and Gloves ducks under grabbing a single leg. Gloves rides Mephisto into the corner, but the larger man is able to keep his legs spread apart. Elvis Nixon jumps in and separates the two men for being in the ropes.
Nick Stuart: Good start from Gloves.
Gloves breaks clean, but Mephisto fires off a slap across Gloves’ chest. Gloves grimaces as Mephisto shoves through Nixon and fires off a knee into the Gloves’ midsection. Gloves stumbles and Mephisto is all over him with haymakers across the back of the neck and the back of Gloves’ head.
Richard Parker: Hah! Good start from Gloves!? GREAT start from Mephisto.
Nick Stuart: Seemed like that slap across the chest was a little early there.
Gloves drops to a knee, and Mephisto grabs him behind the head and slams Gloves’ face into his knee from a muay thai plumb. Gloves goes down in a heap, Mephisto is grinning as he pulls Gloves up to his feet by the back of his neck.
Nick Stuart: Mephisto already exploiting the height advantage here this evening, and he seems to be trying to bully Gloves.
Richard Parker: Of course! If I was six-foot five I’d be a bully too.
Gloves tries to push Mephisto away, but Mephisto grabs his head and puts him in a front face lock. Mephisto throws Buster’s arm over his own head and tries to lift him up into the suplex position. Gloves starts to fight back, throwing body shots into Mephisto’s abdomen. One, then another, Mephisto starts to lose his grip and Gloves pulls his head out.
Nick Stuart: THUMB TO THE EYE!
Richard Parker: That’s what I’m talking about!
Mephisto cuts off Gloves’ momentum with the thumb to the eye, and pushes him back into position for the suplex. Mephisto gets Gloves up into the air and stalls for a moment. Gloves tries to kick his feet but Mephisto drives him to the canvas with a huge delayed vertical brainbuster.
Richard Parker: That’s it! Gloves is done for! COME AND SEE GLOVES! COME AND SEE!
Mephisto places both hands on Gloves’ chest, pressing down for a pinfall attempt, Elvis Nixon slides in.
Nick Stuart: I think Buster Gloves has a lot of fight left in him Richard.
Richard Parker: No way, Mephisto is dominating!
Mephisto shakes his head, while berating Nixon for being late sliding into position. He pulls Gloves up to his feet, Mephisto slides Gloves up onto his shoulders… but Gloves glides right off. He grabs Mephisto and slides his foot in front of him in one motion, throwing the taller man down to the canvas with a judo trip. Gloves grabs his head in pain from the brain buster but pushes through.
Nick Stuart: Nice Judo throw from Gloves there.
Richard Parker: Tripping is illegal.
Nick Stuart: This isn’t soccer Richard, it’s a combat sport, tripping is perfectly legal.
Mephisto scrambles quickly back to his feet and the two men stop in the center of the ring and look back across at each other. The two march to the center of the ring, while Gloves keeps his hand near his injured neck. Mephisto once again goes for the collar and elbow, Gloves shoots through again, bunching Mephisto’s legs together. The big man tries to step backwards, but Gloves rides him the whole way, finally getting the larger man up off of his feet and slamming him to the mat.
Nick Stuart: WHAT STRENGTH BY BUSTER GLOVES!
Richard Parker: Oh come on, that was just a little take down.
Mephisto tries to put Gloves into a guard, but the brazilian jiu-jitsu expert passes without a second thought, straight into a half guard. Mephisto starts throwing right hands from the bottom position, but Gloves powers through them and delivers a shuddering elbow to Mephisto’s mouth.
Richard Parker: HOYT DAMN!
Nick Stuart: This is the man Lindsay Troy wanted to see last week in the ring, The Bull of the North, Buster Gloves.
Gloves pulls back to fire a second elbow down into Mephisto’s face, but Mephisto flips over trying to get away. Gloves immediately takes what his opponent has given him, and goes for a rear naked choke.
Richard Parker: THAT HOLD SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!
Nick Stuart: That’s how Phil Atken won the Universal Title at ReVival 13!
Mephisto dives for the ropes. There was no Flamberge to keep Mephisto from reaching them, Gloves is immediately up and off of Mephisto. Jacob gets to his feet slowly, while Gloves is waiting for him to take his hands off the ropes. Mephisto works his way to the corner furthest away from Gloves before he does. The second the hand is removed, Gloves goes in for another takedown attempt. Mephisto sees it coming and slams Gloves’ head into the middle turnbuckle.
Richard Parker: Hah! One too many times Mr. Gloves.
Nick Stuart: Great awareness by Mephisto there.
Mephisto is a desperate man and drives Gloves’ head into the top turnbuckle a few more times before stepping back and delivering a running high knee to Gloves’ head. Gloves stumbles out of the corner holding his face, but Mephisto turns him around and slams him to the canvas with a snap suplex. Mephisto gets to his feet, and Gloves follows right after, Mephisto sends a chop into Gloves’ chest. Gloves’ fires back with a chop of his own. The back and forth continues. Finally Gloves gets the upper hand and slams Mephisto with a second chop.
Richard Parker: DON’T TRADE BLOWS WITH THAT GUY!
Nick Stuart: Gloves has a head full of steam!
Mephisto breaks the momentum with a kick to the midsection. He grabs Buster in a front face lock and plants him to the canvas with a DDT. Mephisto rolls to his feet while Buster struggles to get up to his knees. Mephisto comes in for another rising knee, but Gloves catches him midair and slams him over his head with a huge belly to belly suplex that shudders the ring.
Nick Stuart: BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!
Gloves struggles to the ropes, and crawls to his feet, while Mephisto does the same. The two men meet in the middle of the ring, Gloves grabs waist control, Mephisto spins around and reverse. Gloves reverses back, Mephisto pulls Gloves fingers and separates but Gloves has the answer and absolutely shudders Mephisto’s body with a heart punch.
Nick Stuart: GLOVES CALLS THAT THE HEART BREAKER!
Mephisto drops to his knees, and it’s enough of an opening for Gloves to lock in his standing D’Arce choke! Mephisto flails his arms for a moment, while Gloves gets the choke locked in.
Richard Parker: OH NO! ITS IN DEEP!
Nick Stuart: REAL DEEP! And Mephisto has to tap!
Richard Parker: Smart business decision there!
DING DING DING
Elvis Nixon runs over, grabbing Gloves’ arm and holding it high while the fans cheer.
Nick Stuart: What an exciting opening contest Richard.
Richard Parker: Yeah… Gloves looked really impressive in there tonight, but I don’t think we’ve seen the last from Mephisto.