NATE COLTON & NATHAN FILMIX vs. WINDS OF CHANGE
Referee Jimmy Turnbull stands in the ring next to Vince Howard as we prepare for the next match.
Nick Stuart: Coming up next, tag team action as the Winds of Change take on the team of Nate Colton and Nathan Filmix or, as our esteemed leader is calling them this week…hang on, let me double check…Saturday Nate’s Alright!
Richard Parker: (For Fighting)! Can’t forget that parenthetical, Nick!
Nick Stuart: Too right you are, partner. Both teams fared well in our much-vaunted Tag Team Survivor, and both Nates are looking to build momentum after their big triple-threat tag team win over the eGG Bandits and the Saturday Night Specials.
Richard Parker: Winds of Change are definitely my team to watch – you know Sid Phillips? I crossed paths with a bookie who is taking action on how many powerbombs he would deliver in this match!
Nick Stuart: Oh boy…what’s the over/under?
Richard Parker: Six point five! I bet on the over, of course – you know why?
Nick Stuart: I’m scared to ask.
Richard Parker: IT’S HIS ONLY MOVE, PARTNER!
Vince Howard: The following contest is a tag team match scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, at a combined weight of FOUR hundred EIGHTY pounds…Joe Fontaine! Sid Phillips! THE WIIIIIIIINDS of CHAAAAAAANGE!
The opening piano of the Bandini remix of Ennio Morricone’s classic “The Ecstasy of Gold” hits, and out marches Sid Phillips wearing a brown and red poncho. Behind him, Joe Fontaine emerges wearing a bedazzled, colorful poncho of many colors over the top of an equally gaudy tearaway suit. A lot of rhinestones are involved with that one. Baron von Blackberry comes out behind Joe, laughing maniacally as he does. Sid’s all business as he marches down to the ring, while Joe takes his time playing to the crowd and flexing his muscles. Sid enters the ring first, and Joe slides in behind him. Joe makes a big show about removing his tearaway suit, and does a lot of flexing afterwards as though he’s the strongest boy in the whole world. He isn’t. Sid is very unimpressed, but he makes a show out of pretending to be in order to appease his partner.
Nick Stuart: How many powerbombs do you think Fontaine is going to hit tonight?
Richard Parker: I think Baron von BLACKBERRY has a better chance of hitting a powerbomb tonight!
Vince Howard: And their opponents, at a combined weight of four hundred seventy-five pounds…the team of Nathan Filmix and Nate Colton!
Richard Parker: Aw man, he didn’t say the name!
“Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival blares over the PA to a surprising pop as Filmix runs out, equal parts Pumped As Hell and Nervous About His Choices, but the fans are into the familiar guitar stylings. Filmix can’t help but bop to the beat as he waits atop the ramp. After a bit, the music cuts out, and “Tryin’” by The Eagles plays over the PA system. Colton steps through and just gives his partner a look, tongue literally in cheek. Filmix looks to his partner, his eyes saying “pretty good though, right?”, as Colton just shakes his head and the two head down to the ring.
Richard Parker: I think I know what the Nates should actually call themselves, are you ready for it?
Nick Stuart: Hit me!
Richard Parker: The Nate U Give.
Nick Stuart: …
Richard Parker: …
Nick Stuart: Jimmy Turnbull is ready to get things started – and not a moment too soon!
Filmix starts things off for the Nates and Fontaine enters for Winds of Change. Fontaine launches into an aggressive collar-and-elbow right away. Filmix is taken aback for a moment as Fontaine’s charge sends him staggering to regain his balance, but after a couple steps, he’s able to use his size advantage to gain leverage before quickly switching. Filmix goes for the rear waistlock, but Fontaine is able to quickly go-behind and go for a waistlock of his own. Back and forth they go until finally Filmix throws a back elbow that connects, then he throws a second one that Fontaine ducks! Fontaine scrambles to his corner and quickly tags in his much larger partner.
Nick Stuart: Fontaine slips through Filmix’s grasp there, but a pretty even exchange to get things started.
Richard Parker: Very technical, but here’s my money man now! Powerbomb him six point six times, Sid!
Filmix looks to get a first strike in as Phillips enters, but his forearm smash is caught! Sid maintains wrist control and, with his free arm, lifts Filmix up by the armpit until he’s up on his shoulders – POWERBOMB!
Richard Parker: One down!
Phillips scoops Filmix off the mat and lifts him back up, then drops back down into a SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!
Richard Parker: That’s two!!
Phillips lets out a big boy roar and soaks in the crowd’s adulation.
Nick Stuart: Impressive power from the big man, but he may be celebrating too early…Filmix is crawling over to his corner, and he’s reaching – no! Phillips cuts him off!
In a rare moment of Not Powerbombing, Phillips has hold of Filmix’s leg and drags him to the middle of the ring! He then props Filmix’s ankle onto one shoulder, then the second ankle on his other shoulder, straiiiiiins and lifts! Powerbomb number three! Ready for a breather after exerting himself, he tags in Fontaine.
Nick Stuart: Winds of Change are isolating Filmix at this point, and Joe Fontaine looks to press the early advantage!
Fontaine goes straight to the top rope and goes for a moonsault to the fallen Filmix – Filmix moves out of the way! Fontaine crashes and burns! Filmix scrambles to his feet and grabs hold of his opponent, connecting with a Vertical Suplex! After the suplex, he goes for the cover and gets a one count. Not wasting a moment, Filmix reconnects with the rear waistlock he sought out in the opening moments of the match – connects with a German Suplex! He bridges for the pin, and Fontaine thrusts his arm in the air just after the two count!
Nick Stuart: Those powerbombs took a toll on Filmix – he was able to stop the bleeding, but he really needs to tag in his partner – and there’s the tag! In comes Colton!
Richard Parker: Get Sid back in there! He owes me four more powerbombs!
Colton sprints into the ring and quickly knocks Fontaine to his ass with a sprinting forearm smash! As he rebounds off the ropes, Fontaine staggers back up, only to be dropped with a running neckbreaker! He lifts the dazed Fontaine by his noodle and, just as quickly, hurls him over with a snapmare before locking in a nasty rear choke hold!
Nick Stuart: Submission attempt here!
Fontaine flails his legs and after great effort is able to reach the ropes, forcing a break of the hold. Colton gets to his feet first and measures his man. Fontaine gets to his feet and looks to shake out the cobwebs, only to be caught by Colton and hurled across the ring via Exploder Suplex! For good measure, he runs to his opponents’ corner and shoves Phillips off the apron!
Richard Parker: Colton fears the powerbomb! It’s confirmed!
Nick Stuart: I think he’s just trying to execute a sound tag team strategy, partner!
Once again, Colton measures his man and lifts him up – positions him to be upside down – and DRIVES Fontaine’s collarbone into his knee with a devastating shoulderbreaker! He hooks the far leg!
Fontaine shoots out of the pinning predicament at the last possible moment and gives a desperate look to his corner, but to his despair – no Phillips. He only has a moment to soak in this sight before Colton wrenches Fontaine’s neck backwards into a standing Dragon Sleeper! Colton looks to Jimmy Turnbull, checking for the submission!
Nick Stuart: Fontaine is in a world of trouble, partner! He’s going to need a miracle here!
As if on cue, Phillips slides into the ring and kneels before Colton’s legs…
Richard Parker: NO WAY! Do it you beautiful man!
…and starts lifting! Fontaine’s own feet dangle off the mat for a moment before he’s able to slip out of Colton’s Dragon Sleeper, which Colton tried maintaining whilst being lifted up! POWERBOMB! Jimmy Turnbull admonishes Phillips and sends him back into his corner, missing Fontaine’s attempt at a cover! After a back and forth argument, we see Filmix enter the ring and deliver stomps with violent precision directly into Fontaine’s ribs. He clasps hands with Colton and pulls him towards his own corner, stepping back out of the ring. Blackberry steps in to calm Phillips down, which seems to finally work. As Turnbull and Phillips end their tiff, Filmix is able to successfully tag himself in.
Nick Stuart: Just as it looked like Winds of Change halted the momentum of the Nates, Filmix comes in with a timely save! It looks like he’s recovered from those powerbombs and is ready to win it for his team!
Richard Parker: Come on, Phillips! A hundred bucks is at stake!
Nick Stuart: Maybe not best to give specifics on air, Richard.
Filmix locks in the underhooks – Double Underhook Powerbomb on Fontaine! He bridges up for the pin!
With a last gasp effort, Fontaine gets the shoulder up! Filmix is stunned and starts barking at Jimmy Turnbull, who maintains the accuracy of his count. In his frustration, Filmix fails to notice that Fontaine, almost on autopilot, has full-on leapt towards his corner to the straining outstretched arm of Sid Phillips, making the tag!
Nick Stuart: In comes Phillips!
Richard Parker: EARN ME DOLLARS!
Hearing the roar of the crowd after the tag, Filmix turns around and locks eyes with the big man standing across the ring. They step towards each other and go nose-to-nose and the trash talk flows, much to the delight of the PRIMEates in attendance. Phillips moves to grab Filmix by the head, but Filmix scouts it and blocks, instead locking Phillips’s head! With the headlock, he delivers a series of knee strikes into Phillips’s chest and guts! He gets Phillips down to one knee before transitioning to wrist control – whips him back – RIPCORD HEADBUTT! Both men stagger, but Phillips falls first! Filmix goes for the cover!
Phillips uses his Herculean strength to LAUNCH Filmix off of his chest! Both men scramble to their feet – Filmix leaps onto Phillips’s back, attempting a rear naked choke! With much effort, Phillips is able to shift and reposition and adjust until, somehow, he has Filmix up on his shoulders, though it’s definitely backwards to how Sid usually expects it. A look of confusion washes over his face for a moment, before a lightbulb moment hits – ELECTRIC CHAIR SLAM by Phillips!!
Richard Parker: THAT STILL COUNTS! THAT STILL COUNTS!
Nick Stuart: What an Electric Chair Slam by Phillips!
Richard Parker: YOU MEAN A REVERSE POWERBOMB, NICK.
Nick Stuart: Take it easy!
Phillips lowers the straps on his singlet as he lets the energy of the crowd and the moment flow through him! He reaches down and grabs Filmix, another standing headscissors transitioned into a lift – with some extra OOMPH, he delivers another powerbomb! Baron von Blackberry is going NUTS on the outside in excitement, pumping up the crowd!
Richard Parker: THAT’S SIX, ONE MORE, PARTNER!
Nick Stuart: I’m pretty sure that’s five powerbombs and one elec-
Richard Parker: DON’T TAKE THIS FROM ME!
Phillips quickly gets Filmix into standing headscissors position one more time, and lifts him up to his shoulders! Colton can take no more of this and steps through the ropes to break this up – BUT FONTAINE IS THERE TO WIPE OUT COLTON WITH A MOONSAULT!!
Nick Stuart: THAT MOONSAULT CAME FROM NOWHERE!
Phillips lifts Filmix up a few extra inches into the air – ELEVATED POWERBOMB! He stacks Filmix!
DING DING DING!
“The Ecstasy of Gold (Bandini Remix)” by Ennio Morricone blasts through the ring as Jimmy Turnbull goes to raise Sid Phillips’s arm!
Vince Howard: Here are your winners…THE WIIIIIIIINDS OF CHAAAAAAAANGE!
Fontaine holds his ribs after that final Hail Mary maneuver and stumbles to the middle of the ring, beaming widely as his arm is also raised by the referee.
Nick Stuart: What a fantastic win by the Winds of Change – it looked dicey there for quite a while!
Richard Parker: Yep, but then MY MAN hit ALL SEVEN POWERBOMBS which earned me a trip to the pay window!
Nick Stuart: …six powerbombs and an electric chai-
Richard Parker: SEVEN. POWERBOMBS.
Nick Stuart: Either way, an outstanding effort out of both teams tonight! It’s time to take a break to pay some bills, stay tuned!