ROCKY DE LEON VS. SAGE PONTIFF
We return back to Richard Parker and Nick Stuart at the commentary booth. Richard looks confused by what they have just seen involving the bandits, allowing Nick to jump in quickly.
Nick Stuart: We have the next match in the opening round of the Alamsy! Let’s throw it to Vince Howard in the ring!
The scene cuts to the ring where the aforementioned Nick Howard is standing by.
Vince Howard: The following contest is for one fall..
“One fall!” says the crowd in response as the image on the big screen flashed to Rocky de Leon and Sage Pontiff graphic.
Vince Howard: Introducing first…
The lights in the arena immediately shut out, including the big screen. Fans immediately reacted to the darkness with a mix of excitement and booing aware of what comes next. Cellphones glittered across the darkness like hundreds of small stars dancing in the distant void. Suddenly the screen came alive as it slowly filled up with various different colored orbs. The darkness that once flushed the Enterprise Arena is pushed back by the growing assortment of increasingly intense colors. From that colorful miasma the outline of a human figure in the lotus position could be seen.
The psychedelic tune of “Satori Part II” began to drum out as light flooded back into the arena. The colors and the music came together to draw the mind back to the drug fueled jams out in the middle of the desert. The man with a head covered in long dreads wore an elegant pure white kimono that seemed to clash with the dizzyingly patterned harem pants.
Vince Howard: From the High Desert, Joshua Tree, California, he weighs in at two hundred and one points..
Sage Pontiff paused on the stage as the music rose into a chaotic harmony. Hands covered in rings raised to his side as he lifted his head high. He made his way toward the ring with all the gravatas of a man who saw the World through his own self-achieved enlightenment. Moving toward the ring he gestured toward the crowd in a method consistent with his divine inspiration.
Vince Howard: SAGE POOOOOOOOONIFFFFFFFFF!
With a well noted grace Sage slipped into the ring and kipped up to his feet in one quick motion. With a quick burst he made his way to the turnbuckle where he once again extended his arms out. He was met with a fairly unfriendly crowd however the Bodhisattva of Transformative Experience doesn’t appear to notice as his music slowly faded away.
“Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” as covered by Streetlight Manifesto cracked out over the arena as the crowd immediately jumped to their feet. Rocky de Leon burst out onto the stage as the fans greeted him with enthusiastic cheers that matches the energy of the music.
Vince Howard: And his opponent.. From Laredo, Texas, he weighs in at two hundred and fifteen pounds..
The masked dinosaurus rexlter gives the crowd a few waves though he seems focused on his opponent in the ring. He wasted no time in moving quickly to the ring steps where he climbed into the ring with a quickness.
Vince Howard: ROOOOOOCKY DE LEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOON!
He wiped his feet off on the apron before hopping over the top rope. Once again he waved and pointed to the crowd as he moved to a turnbuckle. With both of his arms in the air he lets out a tremendous SKREEEEEE which is answered by the excited crowd!
Vince Howard: Your referee for this match is Timo Bolamba.
Howard vacated the ring as Timo checked with both wrestlers. Ivan and Alexei sit back, ready to take in the match.
Nick Stuart: With both competitors in the ring we’re ready to get the third match of the Almasy underway.
Richard Parker: I’m calling it right now, Sage Pontiff is causing the Dinosaurs to go extinct!
Both men came out of their respective corners and circled each other. Both locked up in the center of the ring, both men testing the strength of the other before Rocky managed to get the advantage, pushing Sage into the ropes. Timo begins a five count however Rocky backs off at two.
Nick Stuart: You see this stupid dinosaur right now? Taking advantage of the count, bullying Sage into the ropes.
Richard Parker: Rocky de Leon broke his hold before they even got to three, I’d say that was pretty acceptable.
Nick Stuart: You would!
Back in the ring Sage eased himself out of the ropes and once again both men locked up. This time it is Sage who managed to get the advantage as he pushed Rocky into the ropes this time. Timo once again begins the five count as Sage slowly eases off as well, back off with his hands up. Unfortunately unlike Rocky, Sage has no qualms with slapping the masked man hard across the face before following it up with a stiff chop.
Nick Stuart: A smart move by Sage as he keeps the pressure on that weirdo, Rocky de Leon!
Richard Parker: You were just saying that Rocky was bullying Sage, what do you call this?
Nick Stuart: Sage standing up to a bully!
Sage whipped Rocky into the corner before he charged in with a high velocity clothesline. With his opponent cornered Pontiff begins to issue a series of stiff kicks to Rocky’s chest and midsection. He caught Rocky stumbling out of the corner with a bulldog before he attempted to go for a quick cover!
Richard Parker: An early pinfall attempt, looks like Sage is looking for a fast win.
Nick Stuart: That’s because he’s a smart guy. You know he’s been expanding his mind with that dessert stuff. Probably takes some kind of medicinal enhancement to make his brain bigger, that’s why he has dreadlocks. To expand his skull space.
Richard Parker: That’s not at all how that works.
De Leon manages to power out at one. Sage keeps the pressure on with a few knees to the head before dragging him up to his feet and tossing him into the ropes. Sage caught Rocky with a series of arm drags before he finished off the combo with a gutwrench suplex. Pontiff hooked the leg for another pin attempt!
Nick Stuart: Come on, that was three!
Richard Parker: That was clearly a two count, Richard.
Nick Stuart: If it was, then why did I see three!?
Once again de Leon managed to escape the pinfall attempt though this time at two. Sage argued with the referee for a moment before he returned his attention to Leon. Pontiff planted Rocky in the center of the ring with a stiff looking DDT before he quickly jumped to the far corner. He leaps into the air as he executes a near perfect Electric Feel!
Richard Parker: A huge counter there by Rocky? Can he take advantage?
Nick Stuart: That wasn’t a counter, that is how Rocky sleeps! Sage has this won, the referee should toss this match out in Pontiff’s favor!
Rocky got his knees up just in time for Sage to land ribs first. Pontiff is stunned as the oxygen was forced out of his lungs leaving him to writhe on the mat. Rocky scrambled to his feet to and jumped onto his opponent, hooking both legs!
Nick Stuart: Did you see that? That was a fast count by Timo! If that was a two count then I’m the King of England.
Richard Parker: You’d make a terrible king but just the same, that was a two count. A reasonable, well counted one at that!
Sage manages to throw his shoulder up only to be welcomed for his actions with a stiff forearm to the side of his head. Keeping his stunned opponent on the mat, Rocky began to target Sage’s right arm. Between a series of aggressive arm locks and direct stomps, Pontiff’s howls of pain are drowned out by the crowd’s enthusiasm.
Nick Stuart: You know what is also unfair? This crowd! They should be cheering for the Bodhisattva of Transformative Experience, not that stupid, masked proterozoic peon!
Richard Parker: You can’t blame a crowd for loving a charismatic cretaceous captivator, Nick!
Nick Stuart: Sure I can, I just did!
Rocky pulled Sage up to his feet and sent him into the ropes where he was caught with an arm drag, once again taking him down to the mat. Maintaining arm control, Rocky applied a hammer lock while continuing to send knees and elbows directed at the right arm and shoulder. Though Rocky’s efforts seemed to be having an effect on the shoeless Bodhisattva, Pontiff managed to get his leg stretched out far enough for his toes to grab the lower rope.
Nick Stuart: Timo should have pulled that dafted dinosaur off Pontiff ten minutes ago! As I said this whole thing is unfair!
Richard Parker: If you have an issue with the officiating of this match, maybe you should take it up with Lindsay Troy?
Nick Stuart: No need to escalate, Richard. But maybe I will!
Forced to break the hold Rocky backed away as Sage rolled to the outside. Moving around the ring cautiously, Sage shook his right arm out as he tried to work out a strategy against the masked man. As Timo began the count out, Rocky took a moment to pose for the fans. That momentary break in attention was all Sage needed as he slithered back into the ring and caught Rocky from behind with a forearm! De Leon crumbled to the mat as Sage quickly mounted his opponent, raining down a hailstorm of left hands.
Nick Stuart: Get him! Make him pay! For Robert Muldoon!
Richard Parker: Did you just make a Jurassic Park reference?
Satisfied with his attack, Sage pulled himself up and once again climbed the nearby turnbuckle.
Nick Stuart: He has him! Match is over, Pontiff is moving on in the Almasy!
Richard Parker: He has to get the pinfall first, Nick!
Nick Stuart: Just watch this!
Sage Pontiff’s body crashed down on Rocky! He hooked his leg, one hand in the air so he can count along with Timo!
Nick Stuart: BOOOO!
Richard Parker: Pontiff was so close to the victory there but Timo is indicating that it is only a two count!
With just an inch away from a three count Rocky rolled up his shoulder and avoided defeat. Pontiff, a little gassed from crashing down on Rocky, slowly stood up above de Leon and singled for the Shamanic Dreamweaver! He sets up Rocky only for the masked man to desperately arm drag Sage back down to the ring!
Richard Parker: I think that was done more out of desperation than that tactic as Pontiff has really been dominating this match.
Nick Stuart: Desperation is a stinky cologne, Richard, and I can smell it all the way over here.
Pontiff rolled on the ring clutching his right arm as Rocky bought himself a few moments to breath and recover. Pontiff was the first back up to his feet as he charged toward de Leon! FPD dropped down and pulled the ring ropes open as a charging Pontiff flew to the outside, landing awkwardly on his right shoulder!
Richard Parker: A terrible landing for Sage Pontiff as that right shoulder area is taking a real beating right now.
Nick Stuart: This is a travesty! Somebody needs to get the doctor out here to make sure this lunatic, Rocky, doesn’t end up hurting Sage!
Rocky has found his second breath as he takes the ropes and flies over the top rope! Sage has barely had a moment to recover as all two hundred and fifteen pounds of Rocky slam into him. His body is launched backward as his right arm and shoulder are smashed into the ringside barricade.
Nick Stuart: This is ridiculous!? Where is Timo!?
Richard Parker: He is right there, Nick, officiating the match fairly!
Nick Stuart: Oh, sure, fairly! Pontiff was in control and now due to the Dinos antics and Timo’s poor officiating, Sage is in trouble!
FDP rolls Sage back into the ring and climbs to the top rope! He launched himself off and connected with a drop kick directly to the upper right clavicle of Pontiff, sending him down hard on his back! Pontiff howls in pain as he clutches at his right arm! Rocky scrambled over to Rocky and grabbed his right arm, applying a Fujiwara Armbar! Sage screamed in pain and trashed around on the mat as he attempted to escape the painful hold.
Nick Stuart: Come on Timo! Disqualify Rocky! He’s clearly cheating!
Richard Parker: How is he cheating?!
Nick Stuart: Sage has clearly injured his arm and now Rocky is preying on it!
Refusing to surrender, Pontiff reached out with his free legs for the ropes; however Rocky managed to secure him near the center of the ring. The masked man wretches back even further as Sage’s screaming reaches a fever pitch however he refuses to submit! Rocky looked around at the crowd before he gave Sage’s arm one last sickening yank, a distinct popping sound heard.
Richard Parker: Good god! I haven’t seen a dislocation that bad since I took apart my sister’s Barbie when she was six years old!
Nick Stuart: DISQUALIFY THAT MAN! OR DINOSAUR! OR WHATEVER!
The pain, perhaps, causes Sage Pontiff to become momentarily re-energized as he dragged himself close enough to the ropes to force a rope break. Rocky released the hold and backed away as Timo checked on the condition of Sage’s arm. Pushing Timo away, Sage climbed back up to his feet causing Rocky to charge in again!
Sage nearly decapitated Rocky with a retaliatory super kick, dropping the dinosaur to his knees. This is followed up with a wicked wheel kick to the side of Rocky’s head putting the dino down once again.
Nick Stuart: Yes! YES! Pontiff has this!
Foregoing a cover, Sage motions once again for the Shamanic Dreamweaver. As he set up Rocky for flipping piledriver he reached down to lock his arms together only for pain in his right arm to over take him. As he stumbled back Rocky used the moment to shoulder check Sage’s left shin, dropping the man down to his hands and knees!
Richard Parker: The damage to the arm is too much! He couldn’t follow through with the Shamanic Dreamweaver and Rocky has managed to get his opponent in a compromising position once again!
Out of nowhere Rocky de Leon applies an Arm-Wrench Inside Cradle using the wounded right arm of Pontiff as the lead in!
Nick Stuart: NO! NO!
DING DING DING!
Pontiff broke the cradle but a moment too late as Rocky de Leon secured the victory!
Vince Howard: The winner of this match.. ROOOOOCKY DE LEEEEEOOOOON!
Pontiff is incensed as he argued with the ref as Rocky quickly rolls out of the ring to celebrate, exhausted, at ringside.
Richard Parker: An incredible effort by both men but tonight it will be Rocky de Leon moving on in the Almasy!
Nick Stuart: Sage Pontiff should have won if it wasn’t for the dirty, underhanded tactics of that regrettable reptile!
As medics checked over Sage Pontiff’s arm we cut to a commercial break.