PAXTON RAY VS. JACOB MEPHISTO
Event: ReVival 19
Event Date: 11/18/2022
PAXTON RAY VS. JACOB MEPHISTO
“Fistfight” by The Ballroom Thieves kicks in as Paxton Ray walks out under the PRIMEView.
Richard Parker: They are really letting Paxton have it.
Nick Stuart: Well he deserves it.
He sneers at the fans on each side as they lob insults and boos at him. Paxton snarls defiantly and slowly raises his hand into the air.
Vince Howard: Making his way to the ring, weighing in at 245 pounds…he is THEEEE BAAYOOOUUUU
Howard looks down at his card in hand and shakes his head. Finishing the introduction in a normal, much less enthusiastic voice.
Vince Howard: Butcher… Paxton Ray.
Nick Stuart: That’s disgusting.
Richard Parker: Listen, I have some pretty liberal views on what’s okay in a wrestling ring, but Paxton? Disgusting.
The day I finally met you like I knew I would
You raised me from the wreck of my doubts
You were smiling to yourself as if we both understood
The silent language of the anguish of a heart that sings but doesn’t make a sound
Paxton slowly walks towards the ring, looking around as the crowd in the MGM continues to rain hate down upon him. He steps up to the apron and steps through the ring ropes, then leans back against them and closes his eyes as the crowd continues to serenade him.
Nick Stuart: This crowd has not stopped letting Paxton know how they feel this entire entrance.
Vince Howard: Now coming to the ring is his opponent, hailing from Nazareth, Pennsylvania…standing six-foot five and weighing in at two hundred and sixty-five pounds…he is JAAAAACOOOOOOOB MEEEEPHIIIIIIIISTOOOOOOOOOOO!
The towering Mephisto steps out from Argyle Position and stands menacingly at the top of the ramp. The fans give Mephisto a different mixed reaction as he strides confidently to the ring.
Richard Parker: I hope he eats him.
Nick Stuart: What?
Richard Parker: Well you know… Mephisto… the whole biting thing…
Nick Stuart: I’m still not supporting cannibalism on television.
Richard Parker: Don’t worry, I will!
Parker’s headset can be heard shuffling and a loud shout ‘EAT HIM MEPHISTO!’ you can imagine Nick Stuart shaking his head back and forth.
Nick Stuart: I apologize for my broadcast partner. You can imagine Lindsay Troy booked this match with a purpose though. Mephisto, even with losing the Intense title match in his last appearance, has been much more formidable recently.
Mephisto saunters confidently to the ring and slithers into the squared circle. He does a quick lap around, and snarls at Timo. Bolamba ignores him and checks over both competitors for weapons.
Nick Stuart: I wouldn’t want to be in Timo Bolamba’s shoes this evening.
Richard Parker: Why not? You could let Mephisto kill Paxton Ray. Sounds like good shoes to me.
Nick Stuart: I’m glad you could add your words of wisdom.
Paxton comes to the center of the ring, and Mephisto meets him there. They stand eye to eye, nose to nose, with Paxton only slightly standing over him. Mephisto tauntingly bites at Paxton, and Paxton fires off a right hand.
Nick Stuart: Here we go! Two of the largest men in PRIME going toe to toe.
Mephisto stumbles backwards from the right hand and Paxton tries to throw a second right but Mephisto blocks and unloads with one of his own that sends Paxton reeling backwards. Mephisto loads up a second right hand and fires it off, connecting as Ray continues backwards towards the ropes. Paxton gets to the ropes but Mephisto is all over him with right hands. Paxton covers up in a boxing style shell, and Mephisto goes to the body with his punches smashing Paxton in the midsection. After a few seconds of punishment Timo finally steps in to break it up.
Richard Parker: I love it Timo! Give him those extra seconds!
Nick Stuart: I don’t think that’s what Timo was doing Richard.
Paxton tries to reset and come off the ropes but Mephisto steps around and under Timo, taking Paxton to the corner by cutting off his escape route. Mephisto drives a knee into Paxton’s midsection, then another, then another.
Richard Parker: He’s relentless Nick!
Nick Stuart: Mephisto sure is starting this one off furiously.
Mephisto backs up and comes sprinting in with a huge lariat in the corner, slumping Paxton into a seated position on the middle turnbuckle. Mephisto steps back and comes in with a rising knee, but Paxton manages to get out of the way. Paxton wheels around and throws a right hand, connecting with the now cornered Mephisto. A second right hand from Paxton Ray follows.
Nick Stuart: Ray with the reversal, and some big right hands.
Paxton backs up to the far corner and comes sprinting in with a huge splash to Mephisto. It’s Mephisto’s turn to slump to the middle turnbuckle as Paxton backs away again. This time Paxton runs in and delivers a big boot to the seated Mephisto. His head snaps back as the boot connects, smashing off of the turnbuckle.
Richard Parker: COME ON MEPHISTO!
Paxton smirks as the boos start to come in from the crowd. He grabs Mephisto by the head and presses his neck against the rope as Timo begins a count.
Paxton lets go, breaking the choke and smirking at Bolamba with his hands raised. Timo begins a lecture but The Lafayette Bruiser goes right back in, choking Mephisto again.
Nick Stuart: Paxton Ray challenging the official here.
Richard Parker: C’mon Timo, get him off of him.
Timo quickly goes right back to the count.
Paxton is staring right into Timo’s face as he counts.
Richard Parker: God I hate him.
Just as Timo is about to raise his hand for a five, Paxton lets go and Mephisto slumps down to his knees. Bolamba goes in with a much more pointed lecture but Paxton shrugs him off, bringing Mephisto to his feet. He whips Mephisto across the ring into the far corner and lines Mephisto up again. Ray sprints across the corner looking for a big boot but Mephisto ducks under the maneuver letting Paxton hang himself up on the ropes.
Nick Stuart: Mephisto getting out of the way from Ray, and Mephisto looks to take back control.
Richard Parker: GET HIM!
Mephisto is quickly back to his feet as Ray pulls his leg down from the top turnbuckle. Mephsito drives his shoulder into The Bayou Butcher’s midsection, doubling him over. Mephisto grabs Ray by the head and throws him onto the canvas in the middle of the ring. Jacob marches to the center of the ring and pulls Paxton to his feet, he whips Paxton into the ropes, Paxton comes back and Mephisto tries for a big boot but Ray ducks under. Mephisto turns on a dime and follows Paxton into the ropes. Just as Paxton hits the ropes Mephisto connects with a huge clothesline spilling both competitors to the outside.
Nick Stuart: And we’re on the outside now!
Richard Parker: Just think what Mephisto can do out here!
Mephisto is the first to his feet and drags Ray up with him.
Mephisto launches Ray into the barricade, sending it shaking backwards as the fans in the front rows scramble away.
Mephisto approaches as a fan showers Paxton with popcorn, Mephisto unloads with a knee to the midsection, then smashes Paxton’s face off of the barricade.
Jacob grabs Ray and whips him across the outside, sending him hard into the apron. Paxton arches his back in pain.
Mephisto grabs Paxton by the back of the head and slams his face off the apron, once, then twice.
Richard Parker: SMASH HIM!
Mephisto holds onto Paxton and pulls him off the apron, in one fluid motion he turns and launches him headfirst into the steel steps.
Mephisto smirks, standing over Paxton, who is now kneeling with his face on the steel stairs.
Jacob grabs Paxton by the back of the head and slams it off of the steel steps.
Paxton slides down the steps to the floor.
Mephisto rolls into the ring to break the count, and then immediately rolls right back out. Timo yells at Mephisto who shrugs, waiving him off and marches over to Paxton. He grabs The Bayou Butcher by the head.
Nick Stuart: Mephisto breaking Timo’s count here, and he’s going right back towards Paxton. I think Mephisto wants to keep this one on the outside.
He leans down, smiling from ear to ear. He says something to Paxton.
Then he bites him on the forehead.
Richard Parker: YES! YES! YES!
Paxton kicks his legs and shoves at Mephisto, finally getting Mephisto off of him.
Nick Stuart: It looks like Paxton is busted open here!
Richard Parker: MEPHISTO IS TRYING TO EAT HIM! HE SMELLS BLOOD! HE’S LIKE A SHARK!
Mephisto goes to come back in on Paxton, who thumbs Mephisto in the eye. Jacob stumbles backwards as Paxton gets to his feet, feeling his head and looking at the blood on his hands.
Paxton starts screaming at Mephisto and starts throwing right hands, one, then two, then the third. They just keep coming.
Paxton grabs Mephisto by the hair and slams him headfirst into the steps. He slams Mephisto the first time, Mephisto tries to block the second.
Richard Parker: STOP HIM!
But Paxton kicks Mephisto in the knee and slams his head off of the steps again. This time Mephisto slumps.
This time Paxton rolls into the ring to break up the count, but is right back outside of the ring. Timo throws his hands into the air as he marches towards the rope shouting at The Bayou Butcher.
Paxton pulls Mephisto to his feet, and sends him flying.
Richard Parker: This isn’t good.
Mephisto crashes into the ring post, shoulder first. Paxton walks up the steps, and steps over Jacob who is leaning against the ring post and the stairs.
Paxton starts throwing kicks, and stomps Mephisto’s arm and shoulder in between the stairs and the ring post.
Nick Stuart: This is absolutely brutal.
Richard Parker: He’st trying to break his arm! GET SECURITY! PEOPLE WITH BATONS! ENEMIGOS! THE GUYS IN MASKS FROM HIGH OCTANE! ANYONE!
Paxton grabs Mephisto’s arm, holding it up, and drops off the stairs, slamming his elbow into the steel steps.
Paxton rapidly begins throwing forearms and shots to the pinned right arm of Mephisto. Over and over.
Paxton, satisfied with the damage done, rolls into the ring. Mephisto grimaces and brings himself to his feet, right arm hanging limp at his side. He flexes his hand a few times, making sure he can feel it. Timo goes to the ropes to check on Mephisto who stomps away shouting at Timo. Jacob stomps his way up the steps and enters back into the ring. Mephisto is still trying to work out the kinks in his arm as Ray snarls.
Richard Parker: It’s broken isn’t it? He broke his arm.
Nick Stuart: I don’t think it’s broken Richard, Mephisto’s starting to move it fine.
Paxton, now with blood running down his face, comes in at Mephisto. Jacob manages to sidestep out of the way and delivers a shot with his left hand across the side of Paxton’s face. Mephisto fires off another left hand, and then a kick to Paxton’s midsection.
Richard Parker: THE ONE ARMED MAN!
Ray is shocked as Mephisto continues to lay into him with left hands and kicks. Ray covers his stomach, and Mephisto moves his kicks to Paxton’s legs. Mephisto grabs Paxton’s head with his left arm and slams him to the mat with a DDT!
Nick Stuart: That might be the first actual wrestling move in this match.
Richard Parker: And it’s from Mephisto!
Mephisto is back to his feet and pulls Paxton up slowly by his hair, using only his left arm. He tries to simply lift Paxton up onto his shoulder, but stumbles forward grabbing his arm, and dropping Paxton back down to the mat.
Richard Parker: CMON! YOU GOT THIS MEPHISTO!
Nick Stuart: The damage Paxton Ray did to that right arm is really paying off for him right now.
Mephisto squats down lower and tries to bring Paxton up again. But this time Paxton unloads with a double ax handle to the back of Mephisto’s skull. Mephisto drops to a knee, he tries to explode up again, but Paxton sends another double ax handle, this time targeting the shoulder and base of the neck of Mephisto. Mephisto drops down again and lets go of Paxton, Paxton steps back and smashes the kneeling Mephisto with a spinning discus elbow.
Richard Parker: Shit.
Nick Stuart: Huge elbow from Paxton!
Paxton gets to his feet slowly, he looks down at Mephisto and yanks him to his feet by his right arm. He whips Mephisto into the ropes, and as Mephisto comes back he lifts Mephisto into the air, dropping him, and smashing him with an uppercut.
Richard Parker: SHIT! SHIT! SHIT!
Nick Stuart: Pardon my partner, but Paxton Ray with a Lafayette Lullaby to Jacob Mephisto.
Paxton drops down on top of Mephisto, hooking both legs as Timo slides in with the count.
Richard Parker: CMON!
Richard Parker: Dammit.
DING DING DING
Paxton leers over Mephisto, who shoves Ray away from him and rolls to the outside.
Nick Stuart: What a fight Mephisto gave Paxton Ray in there today.
Richard Parker: At least he bit him.
Vince Howard: Your winner by pinfall, Paxton Ray.
Our scene fades to commercial with Paxton Ray bloodied, arm raised, center of the ring, with some trash flying in.