SCOTT HUNTER vs. LOGAN JAMES
Nick Stuart: Welcome back, folks! It’s been a wild night so far, and after that crazy karaoke contest we now find ourselves back at ringside for more action!
Richard Parker: Huh? What? My ears are still bleeding…oh, right, yeah, we’re about to see Scott Hunter take on Logan James, and this is definitely going to be the match of all time!
Nick just gives Richard a confused glare as we cut to ringside, where Vince Howard and referee Jimmy Turnbull are standing by for our next match.
Vince Howard: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first…
“Always” by Saliva plays over the PA system as green lighting emits throughout the arena, signaling the arrival of Logan James as the crowd slowly erupts in cheers.
Vince Howard: Making his way to the ring from Livermore, Maine, weighing in at 250 pounds…LOOOOGAAAAN JAAAAAAMES!
LJ slowly walks out and looks around. He makes his way down the entrance ramp with a look of uncertainty.
Nick Stuart: Logan James looking to bounce back after some stumbling in the early part of his PRIME career.
Richard Parker: This is a man who is trying not to be cut down in his PRIME! Ha, get it? The…anyway.
As he enters the ring, the progressive cheers turn his uncertain frown into a delightful smile. Logan waits in the corner for the fight to begin!
Vince Howard: And his opponent…
“Burning Heart” by Survivor plays over the PA system next, as Scott Hunter steps out onto the stage, chest out, chin up, then stops in a heroic fists-on-hips pose. He looks at the crowd, who give him a reaction that amuses him somewhat.
Vince Howard: Coming down the aisle from Miami, Florida, weighing in at 245 pounds…SCOTT HUUUUUUUNTEEERRR!
Hunter finally makes his way down the entrance ramp, not quite paying attention to his opponent until he steps into the ring itself…and the sight of James nearly causes Hunter to have a panic attack. Why? Because despite the PRIME website suggesting otherwise, Hunter comes to realize that Logan James does, in fact, have a body and a face.
Nick Stuart: Scott Hunter looks like he’s seen a ghost, Richard!
Richard Parker: Looks more to me like his whole strategy going into this just went out the window…good job Scott, let’s see you think on your feet!
With the match underway, Scott takes a moment to size up his opponent. Realizing Logan is roughly the same size draws a smirk from the suddenly much more confident Hunter as the pair lock up, only for Hunter to get an advantage courtesy of a side headlock…but James quickly shoves him off, sending Scott toward the ropes. Hunter with a clothesline attempt on the rebound, but James ducks it!
Hunter hits the opposite ropes now, building momentum…but James catches HIM with a clothesline instead! The crowd is starting to get behind LJ as he brings Hunter back up to his feet…only for Hunter to catch him by surprise, sending James into the corner! Hunter charges toward LJ, leaping into the air for a flying forearm that drops Logan down hard!
Nick Stuart: Hunter with the upper hand early on against LJ!
Richard Parker: Logan’s gonna need to step it up here if he doesn’t want to get swept away!
Hunter stomps Logan in the chest a couple times before dragging him by his feet toward the middle of the ring, purely to focus on the legs of LJ with some more stomps. He eventually ends the attack with a DDT of sorts, driving the left leg of James into the canvas in the process!
The crowd is none too pleased by the assault, but Hunter pays them no mind. He is far more focused on staying on the now-injured leg, twisting LJ’s ankle as James scrambles to get to the ropes…which he does, forcing Hunter to break the hold! LJ is slow to his feet now, and that gives Hunter a chance to strike again with some hard elbows, sending LJ through the ropes and falling to the outside!
Nick Stuart: Oh, no!
Richard Parker: Things are quickly going from bad to worse here, what is Hunter thinking now?
Curiously, Hunter does NOT go after Logan on the outside…not right away, at least. No, he spends a minute soaking in the “adulation” of the crowd…which is met with some jeers. Scott frowns, the kind of frown one would expect from a “hero” who is treated like a villain, and only THEN does Hunter decide to go after his opponent. Turnbull has started the count by now.
But Hunter is a man on a mission, and that mission involves grabbing Logan to bring the man back to his feet before getting a good look at the steel steps nearby. Hunter has a look of bad intentions in his eyes…but LJ stops him from acting on any sort of impulse, sending him crashing into the opposite ring post instead!
Nick Stuart: There we go, Logan James finally fighting back!
Richard Parker: Now’s your chance LJ, don’t mess it up!
James finally has a chance to turn things around as he brings Hunter back into the ring, hitting the ropes for speed before connecting with a bulldog that sends Hunter face-first into the canvas! Cover by LJ, and Turnbull makes the count!
Hunter kicks out, but James stays on top of things by bringing him back to his feet…and takes a right hand to the head for his troubles!
Hunter is now firmly back in control as he lays into LJ with lefts and rights, waiting for a chorus of cheers that never comes before sending James to the ropes once more…and finally hits the clothesline he was looking for earlier! Down goes James, and Scott raises his arms like he’s won an Iron Man Match in 1983!
Nick Stuart: This match is not quite over but you wouldn’t know that from looking at Scott Hunter right now!
Richard Parker: Listen, all this hard work is exhausting on a finely-tuned body like Scott Hunter’s. The man deserves his flowers, dammit!
Hunter’s celebration is cut short, however, as LJ slowly gets to his feet, egging Hunter on by asking if that’s all he’s got. This frustrates Hunter a lot, as he looks to oblige James with some more hard punches, followed by repeated elbows to the head sending Logan reeling toward the corner. Hunter goes charging toward the corner once more…but this time LJ evades the attack, forcing Hunter to crash into the turnbuckle!
James sees the opening and he takes it, grabbing Hunter in a waistlock for a German suplex…but Hunter fights out of it! Hunter switches it around, hitting a German suplex of his own on LJ before bridging his neck for the pin! Turnbull drops down to make the count!
Logan manages to kick out!
Nick Stuart: What a close call there, but LJ’s still in this one!
Richard Parker: This could be a turning point in the match, if James can keep pressing!
Hunter can’t quite seem to believe LJ could get out of that, immediately arguing with Turnbull about a slow count…only for Logan to nearly turn him inside out with a neckbreaker! Both men are down, and with James still worn out from the damage done earlier the ref ends up having to start a standing count!
It’s only now when each man starts to stir, but it’s far from enough to stop the count.
Hunter is starting to get to one knee as Logan rolls onto his stomach trying to build to a vertical base.
Hunter is now back on his feet completely…and refuses to let Logan do the same, stomping him right on the back instead! Turnbull admonishes him as the crowd boos.
Nick Stuart: Oh man, the crowd are NOT happy with Scott Hunter about that one!
Richard Parker: Hunter’s just acting smart in this match, I see no reason this crowd needs to hate the man for doing what he needs to!
Hunter just shakes his head, refusing to listen to the crowd give out as he goes back on the attack, stomping away some more at LJ, only letting him get up long enough to deliver a dragon screw leg whip that sends the man crashing back down to the canvas! James turns onto his back, and that proves to be a mistake as Hunter immediately goes for a step-over toe hold on the injured left leg!
Logan is wincing in pain as he starts crawling toward the ropes for a break…and manages to escape the damage once more! Hunter doesn’t let up for long, however, pulling LJ away from the ropes for another toe hold…but this time Logan kicks him away, sending Hunter flat on his back on the canvas!
Nick Stuart: Logan James has been an absolute fighter here, but how much damage has been done to that left leg?
Richard Parker: I think we’re gonna find out soon enough Nick, look!
James is slow to get back on his feet, looking a bit wobbly due to the wear and tear on his leg throughout the match as he looks to bring Scott back on his feet…but Hunter counters with a drop toe hold, causing even more damage to the leg while keeping Logan grounded! The crowd shows their disdain for Hunter to no avail as he brings LJ back up once more…this time hoisting him up in the air!
Hunter has James balanced on his shoulder as he riles the crowd on, trying to get them to count the seconds his opponent is in the air…but the crowd are too busy booing him to care, so Scott finally gives up and sends LJ crashing down hard with a delayed vertical suplex!
Nick Stuart: Looks like Scott Hunter’s still lost in his own mind about being the good guy in all this, and the crowd just aren’t on board!
Richard Parker: But they should be, look at how impressive that vertical suplex was!
Feeling like he’s done enough to wear his opponent down, Hunter calls for the Figure Four Leg Lock…but if there’s one thing that can be said about watching many, many hours of wrestling, it’s that one should always make sure their opponent is not paying attention when one calls for the final strike…because the second Hunter starts to apply the hold, he gets caught in a small package by LJ as Turnbull makes the count!
Hunter shifts his weight, putting Logan in the pinning position instead!
James shifts again, keeping Scott’s shoulders down!
Logan’s best efforts to get the win are thwarted by a technicality as Hunter’s arm can be seen on the bottom rope, negating the pinfall attempt to the crowd’s chagrin!
Nick Stuart: Logan James came within inches of winning this match, but Hunter managed to sneak out of it!
Richard Parker: Gotta give him some credit, James really came close to catching Scott by surprise on that one!
Logan starts to get back to a standing position, but he’s quickly cut off by a visibly frustrated Hunter who kicks him right in the head to send LJ back down. Scott has clearly had enough of all of this, turning James over onto his back before connecting with the Figure Four Leg Lock!
This sparks something inside Logan, who is trying as hard as he can to reverse the pressure…but Hunter stops him, pulling LJ back into a bad place! Logan drops to the canvas, only to pick himself back up before Turnbull can count a pin. James reaches toward the ropes as Hunter taunts him, telling him to give up…and after a long struggle, LJ has no choice here but to tap out! Turnbull calls for the bell!
DING DING DING
Vince Howard: Here is your winner…SCOTT HUUUUUNNNNTEEEERRR!
Hunter doesn’t let go of the hold at first, but after some time finally does so as to not get disqualified and have the decision reversed. Logan rolls out of the ring before officials check on him as Turnbull raises Hunter’s arm in victory!
Nick Stuart: What a match! These two really went at it hard, but in the end Scott Hunter picks up the victory!
Richard Parker: Yeah, LJ showed a really good effort here tonight but it wasn’t quite enough to overcome that Figure Four Leg Lock!
Nick Stuart: Folks, in just a moment we’ll continue with more of the action here on ReVival!
James is helped to his feet by the officials, leaving up the ramp in good spirits despite the loss as Hunter continues to celebrate his win before we go to commercial!