EGG BANDITS vs. FIGHTING FOR NORA
Back at ringside, we see Timo Bolamba and Vince Howard standing by for our next bout as we hear from Nick and Richard at commentary!
Nick Stuart: What a night it’s been so far folks, and we’re keeping the ball rolling as Fighting For Nora takes on the Egg Bandits! For weeks there have been some issues between the two teams, namely between the Bandits and Paxton Ray…and things are about to come to a head tonight!
Richard Parker: Things could very well go, well, ultraviolent if Paxton stays mad enough after what the Bandits have put him through!
Vince Howard: Ladies and gentlemen, the following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first
“Banditstruck” plays through the PA system as Doozer and Bobby Dean make their way out, amidst a chorus of boos from the crowd. Bobby seems to take particular delight in this as the pair slowly make their way down the ramp.
Vince Howard: Coming to the ring at a combined weight of 633 pounds, they are the team of Doozer and Beautiful Bobby Dean…the EGG BANDITS!
The crowd boos the Bandits, who seem to revel in the hate as they enter the ring ready for this bout.
Vince Howard: And their opponents…
The noise of the crowd is low but active, a constant buzz as they anticipate the next match. Suddenly, we hear the sound of a typewriter clicking. The PRIMEview’s black screen suddenly has one name written in Courier font.
“THE NEW LIFE” JONATHAN RHINE
Fans begin to cheer as another name is typed below the first.
As the last letter is typed, the bassline of “Piece by Piece” by Strata rumbles through the speakers. The letters on the screen start to disappear one by one.
T N IF O RHIN
A O R
And as the instruments pick up, the letters move across the screen as two Gs and an F drop from the top, spelling out the team’s name as the vocals explode in a long and garbled scream.
FIGHTING FOR NORA
At the top of the ramp the team appears. Paxton Ray enters first, scowling at the crowd. Jonathan Rhine emerges next, waving to the crowd.
I found these plastic parts and wires
Let’s split me open at the seams
And rip out everything inside
Make room for all these new machines
Sew me up and pray that I survive
A brand new me-Piece by Piece
Nick Stuart: Fighting For Nora is without their manager Shweta Kallemullah tonight. It says here that Paxton asked Shweta to watch the match with his daughter Nora because she was so nervous about it.
Richard Parker: Sweet move, but kind of stupid. The Bandits are the type to take any advantage, so Shweta not being here could be dangerous for Jonathan and Paxton.
Vince Howard: Making their way to the ring, at a combined weight 475 pounds…Paxton Ray and Jonathan Rhine, they are FIGHTING! FORRRRRRR! NOOOOOORRRAAAAA!
Stay here and watch me bleed
Watch me bleed
It’s a brand new me
Piece by piece
Rhine climbs the top turnbuckle and soaks in the cheers, his eyes closed, one arm up to the sky. Paxton Ray bounces from foot to foot, then thrusts his own fist to the sky.
After soaking in the reaction for a few moments more, Rhine finally drops off the turnbuckle and puts an arm around Paxton Ray, who doesn’t look at him but allows himself to be brought in close for a side hug.
We kick things off with Doozer and Paxton trading lefts and rights immediately, with the Old Bull looking to take the fight to the Lafayette Bruiser, sending Ray reeling toward the corner with a particularly nasty left jab. Doozer charges, looking to use his size to his advantage…but Paxton manages to duck out at the last minute, causing ol’ Dooze to collide with the turnbuckle. Doozer is quick to turn around and face Paxton, but is met with a boot to the chest for his troubles as he’s sent crashing to the canvas!
Nick Stuart: Paxton Ray really taking Doozer to task here with this offense, after weeks of shenanigans from the Bandits!
Richard Parker: I think the Bandits might’ve bitten off more than they can chew here, Paxton looks mad and rarin’ to go!
Bobby looks more than a little peeved at what’s transpiring, but continues to watch on as Paxton stays on the attack with three elbow strikes on the downed Doozer, really laying them on thick in anger before following up with a series of hard stomps…followed by a solid kick to the midsection! Doozer winces, clutching his ribs in pain.
Nick Stuart: Oh man, that looked painful! Dooze is in a world of hurt already after that kick.
Richard Parker: Ya know Nick, I’m starting to think this is getting out of hand. If he keeps this up Paxton might get himself disqualif–on second thought, stay mad Pax!
Satisfied with the damage done, Ray brings the Boston Bruiser back on his feet only to send him into the corner with an Irish whip, sending Doozer into the turnbuckle once more. Doozer doesn’t even get a chance to turn around this time, as Paxton pulls him away from the corner…and into a big right hand!
Nick Stuart: And he just doesn’t let up! Paxton’s dishing the damage out, but is he gonna cross the line?
Richard Parker: It looks like Bolambo’s not gonna let it get to that!
Timo doesn’t look pleased with the closed fist used here, and lets Paxton know as such as Doozer slowly gets back to his feet. Paxton doesn’t look like he’s done, however, swinging away at the Old Bull before finally sending Doozer to the opposite corner. He stares down Bobby Dean, who appears to want no part of the affairs as Paxton heads to his corner, finally ready to make the tag to Jonathan Rhine!
Nick Stuart: And here comes Rhine, looking ready to keep the momentum rolling!
Richard Parker: I’m just wondering how much more of this Doozer can take, he’s gotta get the tag to Bobby Dean soon!
Rhine doesn’t give the Old Bull a chance to do this however, as he hits the ropes to build momentum before stopping Dooze right in his tracks with a dropkick to the head, sending Doozer on an all too familiar collision course with the canvas below!
The crowd roars in approval, much to the delight of Rhine as he stays on the attack, looking for a leg drop…but Doozer narrowly avoids disaster, rolling out of the ring to take a breather on the outside. Bobby applauds this from the apron as Doozer gets back to his feet outside the ring, but is left in shock as Rhine hits the ropes once more…leaping over the top rope, onto the Old Bull! The crowd is on their feet now, a luxury that the two competitors have not reached as Timo checks on the outside before starting the count!
We see Rhine slowly stirring, as is Doozer as Bobby Dean shouts some words of…encouragement, at his fellow Egg Bandit. Doozer finally makes it back to his feet, but so too is Rhine as he catches Doozer with a belly to belly suplex, sending the Old Bull overhead and back down to the floor!
Nick Stuart: Wow, what a suplex by Rhine! I think he might be going for the New Life Moonsault here!
Richard Parker: On the outside? What is Rhine thinking here!?
Rhine raises his arm as the crowd cheers for him, but as he turns his back to Doozer he’s met with a double axe handle from Bobby Dean, who drops from the apron to finally get involved in this match! Timo finds himself pausing the count as he admonishes the big man for this, giving Doozer a chance to get back to his feet. He brings Rhine back to a standing position as well…only to send him into the ring apron spine first, something the crowd doesn’t approve of one bit.
Doozer pays no mind to this as he continues the attack with some lefts and rights before rolling into the ring…and back out, before Timo can resume the count. Doozer goes right back to his plan of attack, laying in some hard lefts and rights before sending Rhine back into the ring and sliding in right behind. As a smirk and a taunt in the direction of Paxton Ray, Dooze sends Rhine up and over with a belly to belly suplex of his own, before stomping away in retaliation from Ray’s earlier beatdown.
Nick Stuart: And now it seems Doozer has the advantage here, making an example out of Jonathan Rhine right in front of Paxton Ray!
Richard Parker: It’s a bold strategy Nick, let’s see if it pays off!
This, of course, sets Ray off…but Timo cuts him off as he tries to get involved, leaving an opening for Doozer to send Rhine to the corner where he and Bobby double-team the New Life with some stomps. Bobby quickly heads back to the apron just as Timo turns back around, avoiding any further chastising from the head referee. Doozer sends Rhine to the ropes, looking for a clothesline on the rebound…but Rhine ducks it, using the ropes as a springboard to catch the Boston Bruiser with a cross body splash!
Rhine senses his opportunity here, the roar of the crowd giving him a sense of focus as he heads over to the nearest turnbuckle. We see Doozer getting to his feet, noticing Rhine in the corner…and Doozer goes charging blindly toward the New Life, only for Rhine to climb up and leap toward the Old Bull with a backflip into the corkscrew dropkick! The crowd is thrilled at the sight of this, but as Doozer drops to the canvas we see that not all is well with Rhine!
Nick Stuart: Jonathan’s clutching his ankle after that corkscrew dropkick, Richard! He twisted that ankle recently, and it looks like it may be nagging him once again.
Richard Parker: That’s a rough time to have it happen too, these Bandits will sense that like blood in the water!
Sure enough, Doozer notices Rhine favoring his ankle and immediately pounces on the opportunity, aiming his kicks at it to wear Jonathan down. Doozer sets him back up to his feet once again, looking for that lifting underhook DDT he calls the Abuser…but Rhine manages to slip out of it! Rhine catches Doozer instead with a kick to the head that sends the Boston Bruiser reeling back slightly.
Nick Stuart: Looks like Rhine’s still got some fight left in him!
Richard Parker: I think I see what he’s going for here, but can he connect with it?
We soon see what Richard is referring to as Rhine pulls Doozer in, looking for that sit-down 180 uranage slam…but he struggles to lift Doozer up at first, the ankle getting to him. He goes for it a second time, but Doozer hits him with an elbow before taking to the ropes for a running shoulder tackle…but against all odds, Rhine manages to catch Doozer on the rebound, finally connecting with the Rhine Rewind! Rhine still looks hurt but he does his best to make the cover, as Bobby steps in to try and stop it…only to be cut off at the pass by Paxton, who finally gets his measure of revenge as Timo makes the count!
DING DING DING
Vince Howard: Ladies and gentlemen, your winners via pinfall…FIGHTING! FOR! NOOOOOORAAAAAA!
Nick Stuart: What a win for Rhine and Ray here, over the Egg Bandits! No doubt Nora’s enjoying this moment from home as Paxton in particular finally gets one over on the men who have been taunting him so much as of late!
Richard Parker: This was a decisive victory for the pair as well, and I gotta wonder how the Bandits bounce back from this!
Nick Stuart: Do eggs bounce, Richard?
Richard Parker: I…what?
Nick Stuart: Never mind, the important thing is Fighting For Nora take the victory, likely climbing back up the tag team ranks in the process! Folks, in just a moment we’ll be seeing our show’s name really come to a head as the Intense Championship is defended in a Mask versus Mask affair! The Anglo Luchador will be defending both the title and the honor attached to his visage against the Mask of Balaam, and things will get brutal!