DARIN ZION vs. FLAMBERGE
Event: GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE 2022
Event Date: 07/01/2022
DARIN ZION vs. FLAMBERGE
Vince Howard: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back to the Great American Nightmare! The following contest is scheduled for one fall and has a 20 minute time limit. Introducing first…
“Happy Song” by Bring Me the Horizon cues up and Darin Zion makes his way to the ring.
Vince Howard: …from Chicago, Illinois…weighing in at 225 pounds….”REAL LOVE” DARIN ZION!
Nick Stuart: We’ve got Darin Zion in action here tonight representing the Love Convoy, and unfortunately his partners in crime, Jonathan-Christopher Hall and Vickie Hall, aren’t here this evening.
Richard Parker: And for good reason, Nick. Vickie Hall’s sister is getting married later this month and she’s been called away for wedding duties. Who better to be your matron of honor than the Woman of Wonder?
Nick Stuart: I dunno…anyone?
“Dangereux” by IAM cues up and the PRIMEates give the youngster from Strasbourg, France a mostly positive reaction. FLAMBERGE walks briskly through the curtain, not reacting to the fans around him.
Vince Howard: And his opponent…from Strasbourg, France…weighing in at 206 pounds…FLAMBERGE!!!!
Nick Stuart: FLAMBERGE entering the arena on his own once again, Richard…we saw on ReVival 10 that he’s shed the help of his father and marketing agent, Daniel Darby.
Richard Parker: It didn’t work out for him so well against that scumbag Jiles.
Nick Stuart: It’s a brand new day and a brand new opponent, Rich.
FLAMBERGE has just slipped in-between the ropes when Darin Zion bulrushes him from the corner and levels him with a big clothesline! Elvis Nixon calls for the bell and we’re underway!
Nick Stuart: The veteran Darin Zion’s not letting FLAMBERGE get a moment to compose himself in his first supershow match. He’s dropped to the mat and is raining rights and lefts down on the youngster’s head.
Richard Parker: It’s tough love, baby! Even members of the LOVE CONVOY will tell you that sometimes tough love is needed when it comes to combat!
Zion rips FLAMBERGE off the canvas and sends him across the ring with a big Irish whip. With a head of steam, he darts in after the Frenchman and leaps with a BIG uppercut! FLAMBO’s seeing stars and Zion keeps the pressure on with multiple knife-edge chops!
Elvis Nixon tells Zion to take it out of the corner and he does, looking for another Irish whip, but feigning it and transitioning into a DDT! He pulls FLAMBO away from the ropes and goes for the cover.
Nick Stuart: Our first near fall of the night and Zion gets almost a two count out of it.
Richard Parker: Bet FLAMBERGE is wishing he had Henri here with him. A father’s love knows no bounds.
Nick Stuart: If that’s the case, Henri Lavinge had a funny way of showing it.
Zion is back to his feet and stomping away at FLAMBERGE. He takes a moment to walk away from his opponent and taunt the crowd with arms wide and a big shit-eating grin on his face.
Darin Zion: DON’T YOU JUST FEEL THE LOVE BABYYYYYYY?
Richard Parker: Sometimes I wonder if our fans were hugged enough as children.
Nick Stuart: I wonder the same thing about you sometimes, partner…oh! Roll-up by FLAMBERGE! The cover!
Zion kicks out and looks incensed that FLAMBO got his wind back enough to take advantage of him like that. He grabs FLAMBERGE’s arm and YANKS it hard, causing the youngster to yelp in pain! Keeping control of the arm, Zion sends a couple kicks into FLAMBO’s midsection, then shoots him into the ropes. FLAMBERGE ducks under the clothesline and runs to the opposite side, but Zion follows after him and catches him with a leg lariat on the rebound! Another cover by Zion!
Nick Stuart: After an impressive match against Cancer Jiles just two weeks ago, this cannot be how FLAMBERGE envisioned this contest against Darin Zion going.
Richard Parker: Everyone loves to sleep on Darin Zion but the man is a fifteen year veteran of the sport. He is not to be taken lightly, Nick. REAL LOVE CONQUERS ALL!
Nick Stuart: God, I hate that you are all in on the Love Convoy. Almost as much as I hate your loyalty to Hoyt Williams.
Richard Parker: He who dares blaspheme God’s Champion will never know peace on this earth!
After the kickout, Zion looks down at FLAMBERGE with a sneer. He slaps him across the face and screams at him.
Darin Zion: You think you’re so great? You think you’re the next big thing?
Nick Stuart: Oh come on, this isn’t necessary.
Richard Parker: What did I say about tough love, Nick?!
Darin Zion: You’re not half the wrestler I am, fLaMbErRrRrGgGeEeEeE
Elvis Nixon admonishes Zion for this disgusting display of behavior, but JCH’s BFF shoves him away as he gets to his feet! Elvis gets to his feet also and the two men are nose to nose!
Elvis Nixon: If I tell you to knock it off, Zion, you need to knock it off, or else I’ll disqualify you!
Darin Zion: Who the hell are you to tell me when to stop, zebra boy?!
In the midst of all of this, there’s a commotion going on in the crowd, which is ratcheting up the volume of the BOOOOOOOOOO!s. FLAMBO’s getting his bearings and looks out into the crowd to see someone in a black and white-striped track suit being hauled away by MGM Grand security.
Nick Stuart: Is….is that Henri Lavigne?
Richard Parker: Security should be escorting that man to the ring to help his son out, not escorting him away! HEY! That man is a scholar amongst men!
FLAMBO puts two and two together as a look of determination crosses his face. He gets to his feet, shakes the cobwebs out, and charges at an unaware Zion….
Nick Stuart: Flying knee strike by FLAMBERGE!
He rolls through, turns around….
Nick Stuart: Jumping roundhouse kick!
Richard Parker: No no no, come on Zion, get your head back in the game!
Zion crashes to the mat but FLAMBO’s starting to get momentum. He slides to the mat and starts hammering away at Zion with rapid-fire 12-6 elbows. Zion’s stumbling down dream street, but he manages to wriggle out of FLAMBERGE’s grasp and make it to the ropes.
This doesn’t stop FLAMBO, though. He simply grabs Zion and tosses him through the air with a BIG judo throw! Darin lands right on his tailbone and screams in pain, and is then sent flat to the mat with a vicious Sliding D!
Nick Stuart: FLAMBO with the cov….no, he’s not going for the cover.
Richard Parker: Idiot.
Nick Stuart: He’s going for the guillotine choke!
Indeed, FLAMBERGE’s got Darin Zion locked into the Marie Antoinette! Elvis Nixon is in position, asking Zion if he wants to give up, and he adamantly shakes his head no!
Richard Parker: Come on Zion, dig down deep and fight out of this!
Nick Stuart: FLAMBERGE locks the hold in tighter!
FLAMBERGE squeezes with all he’s worth and finally…FINALLY…Darin Zion taps out!
DING DING DING
Vince Howard: The winner of this match…FLAMBERGE!
Nick Stuart: Well Darin Zion gave it his best effort but in the end, FLAMBERGE was able to battle back and pick up the win!
Richard Parker: I’ll give the kid some credit, he was able to figure out how to turn the tide, but the next time he might not be so lucky.
Nick Stuart: We have to take a short break but we’ll be right back with more action!