NATE COLTON AND BRANDON YOUNGBLOOD VS. 2BECOME1
ReVival comes back from commercial to find a makeshift commentation station in the form of a long folding table set up amongst the debris from Ivan’s tirade. The PRIMEates give a resounding cheer as the camera closes in on Nick Stuart and Richard Parker, who have returned to their seats.
Nick Stuart: Welcome back fans, and as you can undoubtedly see, the show will go on despite our – and our booth’s – appearances.
Richard Parker: I’ve called a lot of action and have seen a lot of things go down in a PRIME ring, but never anything like what Ivan Stanislav just did. Are you sure you’re alright to keep going tonight, Nick?
Nick looks at his long-time broadcast partner and nods. If he’s still shaken at all by what happened a few moments ago, he’s doing his very best to not show it.
Nick Stuart: Good to go, Richard. Let’s turn it over to Vince Howard for the intros.
The 2 Become 1 Remix by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre begins to play as the crowd boos loudly!
Vince Howard: The following tag team match is scheduled for one fall; and the Love Convoy is BANNED from ringside!
Jonathan-Christopher Hall and Darin Zion step out to a chorus of boos as they make their way to the ring.
Vince Howard: Introducing first, weighing in at a total combined weight of 445 pounds, Jonathan-Christopher Hall and Darin Zion. 2BECOME1!
The pair makes their way to the ring, Jonathan-Christopher noticeably glum without his beloved Amazing Life Partner.
Vince Howard: And, their opponents!
A classic rock riff signals the beginning of “Tryin'” by the Eagles, and moments later Nate Colton emerges from the curtain. He holds his arms up high, showing off his blue satin jacket–his family name emblazoned on the back; his first name stitched on the front.
Vince Howard: First, from Evansville, Indians and weighing in at 255 pounds, NATE COLTON!!
Nate walks quickly to the ring, making sure to high five any fans who reach toward him. He climbs the steps, ducks between the top and middle ropes, and enters the ring. He heads directly to his corner and undoes his jacket, showing off his gear–white trunks that reach his upper thigh with a blue stripe down the side, white boots with blue trim, white MMA gloves, and blue elbow and knee pads. After handing his jacket to a ring attendant, he makes another appeal to the fans, then stretches in the corner while he mentally prepares for his opponent.
Vince Howard: And his tag team partner…
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD
Bloodsport (World Domination) by Health pounds through the arena and every PRIMEmate present comes to their feet!
Vince Howard: Hailing from Bandera Falls, Texas by way of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and weighing in at 270 pounds! He is the Tower of Babel, BRANDOOOON YOUNNNGBLOOOD!!!
Brandon Youngblood makes his way to the ring, all business, as the fans cheer him all the way.
Nick Stuart: We’re about set to get underway here and it looks like Nate Colton is gonna start off with Darin Zion.
As the bell sounds, Nate Colton and Darin Zion begin to circle one another. They tie up, but Colton quickly transitions to an arm wringer before seamlessly turning it into a wristlock. Zion immediately reaches over and rakes the eyes to break the hold, but Nate shrugs it off and quickly snatches a headlock and whips Zion over with a headlock takedown! Darin counters with a head scissors, but Nate kips out of it. Both men pop to their feet and Zion rushes in only to catch a quick arm drag for his troubles. Zion rolls away and bails from the ring!
Nick Stuart: And right away here we’re seeing the superior technical skills of Nate Colton. That didn’t go the way Zion hoped.
Richard Parker: I mean, can you blame him? I’m sure it’s difficult to concentrate when your whole entourage is banned!
Nick Stuart: Zion should be more than used to bans by now.
Zion and Hall come together on the outside while referee Jimmy Turnbull begins his count.
But the crowd comes ALIVE when Brandon Youngblood comes around the corner on the outside and flattens Jonathan-Christopher Hall. Youngblood begins to stalk Zion as Turnbull’s count reaches five.
YOUNGBLOOD’S GONNA KILL YOU
YOUNGBLOOD’S GONNA KILL YOU
Zion backs into the ring apron and is ROCKETED forward as Nate Colton connects with a baseball slide from the ring to the apron! Colton rolls outside after Zion and slings him back inside!
Nick Stuart: There’s nowhere to hide tonight! Now they’ve got to face their opponents head on!
Colton waits as Darin gets to his feet and then rushes forward, clobbering him with a running forearm. He brings Zion back to his feet and lifts him up before driving Darin into his knee with a back breaker!
Nate brings Zion back to his feet and drags him to the corner before tagging in Brandon Youngblood and the PRIMEates let out a raucous cheer!
Youngblood steps through the ropes and plants a boot in Zion’s gut before slinging him over with a gutwrench suplex. Suplex Daddy isn’t done though, and he brings Zion back up for another gutwrench, this time tossing the Love Convoy member halfway across the ring!
Nick Stuart: Youngblood’s taking his time here. He’s going to make these two pay.
Richard Parker: You had to know at some point, they were gonna be taken to task.
Youngblood stalks Zion as the latter crawls toward his partner. Youngblood snatches Darin by his tights and drags him backwards before YANKING him up into position and throwing him over with a German suplex! Youngblood tags Nate back in, holding up Zion’s arm while Colton sends a forearm into his exposed ribs.
Nate hooks Zion for a vertical suplex, BUT Zion drops his weight and rolls Nate up with an inside cradle! Turnbull is there!
Colton kicks out and Zion quickly rolls away, desperately reaching the outside of the ring for a breather.
Nick Stuart: Even after taking this beating, Darin Zion just almost ended it right there! You can’t say he’s not resourceful!
Richard Parker: I can say anything I want, it’s a free country!
JC Hall comes around to help his partner out, but the crowd roars again as The Tower of Babel makes his way around, spinning Hall around and absolutely jacking his jaw with a European uppercut! Jimmy Turnbull is right there admonishing Youngblood while Zion slips back into the ring to a waiting Nate Colton.
Richard Parker: Come on, Turnbull! I get he’s mad, but you’ve gotta keep order! Hall was just helping his partner!
Nick Stuart: You can’t blame Youngblood for his anger after what these two… OH! What a dirty move!
With the referee’s back turned while dealing with Youngblood on the outside, Nate starts to bring Zion to his feet, but Real Love goes LOW, dropping Nate to his knees.
Zion gets fully to his feet on slightly wobbly legs before hooking Colton by the head and whipping him over with a snap suplex. The crowd lets out a LOUD boo as Zion tags in a fresh Jonathan-Christopher Hall.
Hall steps through the ropes and immediately plants a boot to the side of Colton’s head. The Timid Tiger drops a leg across Colton’s throat to follow up before going for a quick cover.
Colton shoulders up to avoid the three, but Hall isn’t done. He brings Nate to his feet before whipping him back over with a snap mare. He looks to blow a kiss to his Amazing Life Partner, but Vickie is nowhere in sight. Jonathan-Christopher looks put off by his lack of Vickie at ringside, but quickly wrenches on a reverse chin lock, squeezing down on Nate.
Nick Stuart: I’m surprised Hall is able to focus without Vickie here tonight.
Richard Parker: He’s a professional, Nick. Sure, he misses his ALP, but he’s got a job to do tonight and he’s getting it done.
Jonathan-Christopher looks up and jaw-jacks in the direction of Brandon Youngblood on the apron, the cameras not quite picking up what he says. Youngblood looks furious as he steps into the ring barreling forward. Jimmy Turnbull steps in his way as Hall hops up and away, motioning Zion into the ring.
Nick Stuart: Brandon’s temper is getting him into some trouble here. Look at that double team!
Zion and Hall shoot Colton into the ropes and drop him with a pair of back elbows. Hall exits the ring, leaving Zion in the ring. Darin snatches a rear chinlock just as Turnbull gets Youngblood back to the corner.
Zion transitions from the chinlock to a dragon sleeper! He cranks back and Turnbull is right there to check on Nate, but Colton shakes his head in the negative.
Nick Stuart: Come on! There was no tag there!
Richard Parker: They didn’t need to, they were close enough that it didn’t matter!
Nick Stuart: Will you be serious?!
Darin cranks back harder on the hold and Colton begins to fade. Jimmy Turnbull raises one of Nate’s arms and it drops once.
BUT Brandon Youngblood storms into the ring and STOMPS Darin Zion in the head to break the hold. The referee is right on Youngblood’s case, sending him back to the corner.
JC Hall takes advantage of the distraction and rushes into the ring. Zion rolls out, clapping his hands loudly, as Hall brings Nate to his feet before hooking him in a vertical suplex position.
Hall goes to lift, but Colton blocks the attempt! The Timid Tiger tries again, but again it’s blocked! And a third time!
Nate Colton brings Hall up and over with a suplex of his own and the crowd goes wild!
Nick Stuart: Now’s the time to capitalize! Nate Colton’s got to make a tag!
Richard Parker: But look how smart Jonathan-Christopher is!
Nate tries to crawl towards Youngblood, but Hall has ahold of his boot, preventing him from getting too far! Colton struggles to a standing position on one leg, hopping around as Hall keeps his grip.
And Nate Colton LEVELS JC Hall with a huge enziguri! Colton drops and crawls forward, reaching for the outstretched hand of Brandon Youngblood!
Darin Zion rushes into the ring and Jimmy Turnbull turns around to chase him back out JUST as Colton tags in the Ace of PRIME! The crowd goes ballistic as Youngblood enters the ring! Suplex Daddy SNATCHES Jonathan Christopher around the waist and LAUNCHES him up and over with an overhead belly to belly suplex! He lets out a ROAR as the crowd cheers!
But Jimmy Turnbull turns around and immediately starts waving Youngblood back to the corner. The Hall of Famer is incensed, insisting there was a legal tag! But, Turnbull ushers him back out of the ring!
Nick Stuart: Come on, Jimmy! There was a tag!
Richard Parker: He didn’t see it, Nick! You know the rules!
Jonathan-Christopher blindsides Nate Colton as he tries to reenter the ring. He drags Colton back to his own corner, tagging in Darin Zion. Zion climbs to the top turnbuckle while Hall hooks Colton in a suplex position. JC hoists Colton up and over as Zion leaps and connects with a flying crossbody! Zion stays on top for the cover!
Nate kicks out!
Nick Stuart: What resilience by Nate Colton!
Zion complains about the count to Turnbull, the the official is having none of it. Darin turns back to Nate, who is pulling himself back up to his feet by the ropes. Nate turns around into a running knee to the gut. Zion still has Nate on the ropes and goes up and over, hooking on a tarantula hold!
Jimmy Turnbull doesn’t bother checking on Nate, he immediately begins his five count.
Zion releases the hold just in time, Nate collapsing into the ring while Darin hits the apron and rolls back in. Zion drags Nate back to his own corner, tagging in The Timid Tiger once again. The two shoot Nate into the ropes, joining hands and attempting a double clothesline, but Colton ducks under, hitting the opposite ropes. Colton rushes back into the fray and mows down both members of 2become1!
All three men are down in the ring and Brandon Youngblood is nearly beside himself on the apron!
Nick Stuart: Go for it, Nate!
Colton begins to crawl to his corner, reaching for his partner.
Zion and Hall both start to shake out the cobwebs.
Nate is inches away!
Youngblood’s hand is outstretched!
Zion and Hall look to one another for a moment and dive forward to stop Nate!
But too late!
Nate makes the tag!
The crowd nearly blows the roof off the arena as Brandon Youngblood barrels into the ring. Zion pops to his feet and gets quickly snatched up into a lightning quick belly to belly suplex! Jonathan-Christopher rushes in, but he’s stopped dead in his tracks by a Brandon Youngblood special! The sound of the knife edge chop connecting with Hall’s chest is like a gunshot, sending the Timid Tiger to the canvas!
Youngblood snags Zion again, this time short-arming him and hoisting him up before nearly driving him THROUGH the mat with a nasty spinebuster! The Anger Golem isn’t done yet, though!
Nick Stuart: Brandon Youngblood is a house of fire!
Richard Parker: Someone’s about to get hurt, Nick.
Zion rolls to the outside to recover while Youngblood stalks a still recovering Jonathan-Christopher Hall. Hall turns to come face to face with a seething Suplex Daddy. He backs away, holding up his hands. Hall turns and quickly tags in Zion, who looks nonplussed! Youngblood ignores the tag and drops Hall with a stiff elbow before turning and launching Zion back into the ring!
He Irish whips Zion into the far ropes, but Zion hangs on and bails from the ring! Youngblood wastes no time and follows Real Love outside, chasing him around the outside, Zion is a hair faster, sliding back in first. As Youngblood follows him in, Zion drops a quick elbow to the back of Brandon’s head!
Richard Parker: Smart move!
Nick Stuart: Was it, though?
Youngblood still gets to his feet, absolutely seething. Meanwhile, on the apron, Jonathan-Christopher seems to be having some trouble with his ring gear as he fiddles with his boot.
Youngblood advances on Zion, but Darin reaches up and blatantly gouges the eyes of the Ace of PRIME! Jimmy Turnbull is immediately on his case admonishing him!
Nick Stuart: What a dirty- hey!
The Timid Tiger has removed a pair of brass knocks from his boot and slipped into the ring. He winds up big as Youngblood turns!
But Nate Colton is there! Colton has crossed the ring and clotheslines Hall out of the ring! Hall drops the knucks on the apron and Colton locks in the Colton Clutch on the outside! Jimmy Turnbull turns his attention to Nate and Hall!
Meanwhile, Darin Zion has picked up the knucks and slid them on!
Nick Stuart: Oh no! Look out!
Zion swings for the fences, but Youngblood ducks under!
Nick Stuart: HALF-NELSON SUPLEX!
Richard Parker: Oh! Zion landed on his head!
Youngblood growls as he covers Zion and Turnbull turns to see it!
DING DING DING
Vince Howard: The winners of this match…the team of Brandon Youngblood and Nate Colton!