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11-28-2004, 11:50 AM
After the success of my Welcome to the Coastal Zone dynasty, I've decied to go Bizarro-world for Wrestling Spirit... This dynasty will follow the current CZCW Champion, Fox Mask, as he attempts to break into the big leagues.
The only active regions will be North America and Japan. No edits will be made to the databases.
For those not familiar with Fox Mask, aka Johnathan "Fox" Sasune, he's the guy who wears a fox mask as he bounces around the ring. USA overness 35, Japan overness 5. Spirit-18, Power-12, Technique-17, Speed-62, Psychology-80, Stamina-78, Toughness-50, Chrisma-70, Microphone-49, Safety-88, Looks-66, Respect-52. He has no relationships nd is under conract to CZCW for $250 an appearance for the next 152 days, working as a Main Event babyface.
Moves (after some editing):
Strikes: Back Kick, Forearm Blow, Headbutt, Kick Rush, Kick to Thigh, Knee Lift, Legsweep Kick, Mafia Kick, Open Handed Slap, Punch, Repeated Knee Lifts, Rolling Wheel Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Side Spinning Kick, Spinning Back Kick
Standing:Arm Drag (American, Japanese , and Spinning versions), Arr Wringer (incuding Takedown and Triple-Kick), Atomic Drop (stanard and inverted), Backslide, Bodyslam, DDT (stanard, diving, Lifing Reverse), Leg Trip (single and double), Double Underhook Facebuster, Drop Toe Hold, Front Facelock, Full Nelson, High Cross Body, Kneeling Jaw Breaker, Legsweep Snap Pinfall, Low Bow with Cradle, Monkey Flip, Neckbreaker (standard, twisting, and reverse DDT), Piledriver (standard and stump), Rana, Rear Amature Takedown, Ring Apron Ram, Russian Legsweep, Rollup (Schoolboy, Charging, Cheating), Seated Plant (Face and Neck), Shooter Takedown, Short-arm clothesline, Side headlock takedown, Sit-Out Underhook Facebuster, Suplex (standard, Snap, Back), Spinnign Headscissors, Sunset Flip Bomb, Twisting Facecrusher
Ground: Chargin Basement dropkick, Corkscrew Legdrop, Glittering Magician Knee, Ground Roundhouse Kick, Knee Drive to Arm, Kneeling Kick Rush, Seated Kick (forward and back), Slingshot to corner, Snap Driving Elbow
Rope: Corckscrew leg lariat, Flying double axe handle, flying double-footed stomp, flying elbow drop, flying splash, half-senton bomb, Kikkawa flying kick, second rope dropkick, super rana, top rope DDT
Rebound: Backdrop, clothesline, high backdrop, hip toss, sidewalk slam
Corner: Cartwheel Kick, Dropkick, Glittering Magician, Knife Edge Chop, Ten Punch
Ropes: Baseball Slide, Plancha dive, Springboard Frankenrana, Springboard Rana, Springboard Side Spinning Kick
The goal: Eventual main-eventing in a global promotion. This should take us a while.
11-28-2004, 12:33 PM
First week of January
Johnathan was ready to follow through on his New Year's Resolution. Afte a long phone call with his agent, he had gotten CZCW to give him a feud with Jon "Insane Machine" Scott. He had also lined up meetings with several other promotions: DAVE, TCW, SWF, USPW, WLW, and 4C.
USPW immeditely offered him an Upper-Midcard face position, at $240 an appearance for a year, which was accepted. The other five promotions all gave him tryout contracts.
DAVE wanted him to show up that very night for a dark match before their PPV, and so the mask was washed an ready to go in a match against JD Morgan, a technical veteran from the UK. After getting pounded with little offense bsides a series of knees to the arm, Fox was able to toss JD at the seven-minute mark and began launching high-flying moves on the outside, only for JD to ounter with a drpkick and take him to school again... momentum shfting again as Fox hit a Russian Legsweep onto a chair (hey, it's DAVE), and then miss a legdrop that lost hm the advantage again. After more pounding, Fox was able to sneak in a punch followed by a takedown, and the flying began again, a variety of turnbukle moves that ore down his opponent ending with a missed flying stomp. After slipping ut of a DDT, Fox hit a reverse DDT Neckbreaker and then the Glittering Magician Knee and covered, only for a last-second kickout. JD took control again, hitting a variety of moves before locking in the Scorpion Deathlock, but Fox refused to tap. Both men, tired and hurt, battled back and forth, Fox going for another Ground Roundhouse Kick but missing, and finding himself in the Scorpion Deathlock again... and without enough fighting spirit to continue, Fox tapped at the twenty-minute mark. Match rating: C+.
In a strange case of cross-dimensional congruence, Fox got some mic tips from Carl Batch that really helped him out, and rumor had it JD had praised him greatly to DAVE mangement... who offered him a $160 per appearance contract. Fox acepted, now workin for three companies and still having tryouts with the big boys.
DAVE's next show was the very next day... he'd be facing Eddie Peak. And he'd get no offence for the first four minutes until he finaly landed a flying kick and went back to getting pounded on. Hope aroe at 7:00 as n eye gouge was countered by a spinning back kick, and deliered a few shots to the downed Peak until he got up... and then countered a charge ith a Rolling Wheel Kick... and promptly missed the low drop, and the beating resumed. At 12:00, Fox countered a low blow with a foreare, and hit his Triple Kick, followed by leg and elbow drops... bu tmissed the senton bomb. More hope at 17:00 as a Peak of Perfection was countered by a Reverse DDT Neckbreaker, and Fox missed a flying splash Eddie went for the cover and Fox kicked out at the last second. At 20:0, a Peak of Perfection drove Fox into the mat, and Eddie covered for the win. Math grade: B-
Backstage, Fox had gotten some mic tips from Scout, and was planning on getting some practice in while he rested.. but there'd b no rest as WLW wanted him to be at their show the next day.
On the next Farewell to the Coastal Zone: Will Fox tire out from all this running around?
11-28-2004, 01:22 PM
First week of January, Continued.
Fox flew out to Japan for a tryout with WLW against The Tic. Not that they needed another American in an animal mask, but they seemed to be colecting them... The Tc Silver Shark, Masked Cougar. Oddly enough, Jon 'Insane Machine" Scott was at teh show as well. Tic went for an early schoolboy, but Fox kicked out. A Monkey Flip and slinshot followed, and in the corner Tic was on the reciving end o a chop, ten punches, and a cartwheel kick. At four minutes in Ti was obviously in trouble, and Fox tossed him from the ring following with a plancha. Tic tried to take control back, but Fox put a stop to that and puts the kid on the announce table, following up with a flying elbow drop through the table. Thinking that was it, Fox rolled the kid back in fr the cover, only for him to kick out at two. Tic began to fight back, hs flurry of blows ending with a High Cross Body that Fox rolled through on for another near fall. Tic then returned the favor as Fox went for a schoolboy, only fo Tic to roll through for the near fall. An enziguri was countered by Fox's legsweep for another near fall. Another cross-body roll-through for two for Fox. More back-and-forth fighting until Tic hit a Twisting Face Crusher and went for the cover and Fox wasn't able to kick out. Match rating: C+.
Ti had praised Fox highly to management, and they offered him a job as an Opener at $40 a show. That would pay fo about ten minutes of his fligh there and back... but Fox accepted. It meshed with his schedule well... the only downsi was that CZCW had scheduled their next show for the same night as the DAVE TV taping Fox had a choice to make... and decided that, title or not, he'd have to pass up the CZCW show.
But first, he had to choose btween TCW and SWF. No choc really, SWF got him for their tryout match against Groucho Bling, current Tag Champ. Then came the kicker... it was a tables match. After a match featuring Fox taking early control and tossing Groucho outside the ring and sveral failed elbow drops through the table, the match went back inside and Fox failed several piledrivers through the table, until Groucho came out of nowhere wth a DDT through the table for the win. Match rating: D.
SWF declined to make Fox an offer.
Week summary: To new friendships, three new contracts, +1 psychology, +2 mic skills, -2 overness: Japan, -2 spirit.
On the next Fox Mask: Fox has to no-show a CZCW. Will it cost him his title?
11-28-2004, 01:27 PM
good stuff, keep it going
11-28-2004, 03:43 PM
January, Week 2
Fox had chosen to work the DAVE TV taping instead of the CZCW show. Instead of defending his title in his requeted feud with Insane Machine, he... got to sit backstage as he wasn't used. Needless to say, Fox wasn't happy with DAVE right off the bat. He fumed all the way to Japan, where he found out he'd be teaming with The Tic against Ketsueki Karasu (aka Blood Raven) and Ninja Shunji. Three minutes into the match, Tic was severely beatn and Fox finally got tagged in, his work cut out for him. After getting banged around, Fox got the upper han and by the 13:00 mark, both men were near the end of their ropes. The problem was, Blood Raven had a fresh partner to tag in, and he did so. Fox was in trouble... and decided to tag in The Tic. Distraction from Ninja's manager kept that from happening for nearly a miute, and finally The tic came in, most likely to job out. Amazinly, Tic took the fight to Ninja and forced the man to tag out, leaving the vulnerable man in the ring. Both Tic and Fox tried to pin him, but evenually Ninja taged back in. A Fisherman's Suplex on Fox scored the Japanese team the win. Match rating: C. But Fox had picked up more mic tps, so he wasn't too upset.
On the next Fox Mask: Will Fox's player get yelled at by the fiancee for spending too much time on the computer? Answer: Yes.
11-28-2004, 08:02 PM
January, Week 2, Continued.
Frday. In a choice between 4C and TCW, it was no question. At least aMerican audiences knew him. Kind of. His tryout match would be another coss-dimensional mind-blower: Fox vs Wolf. Oddly enough, Fox kept control through most of the match, but at the end Wolf pulled out a fisherman's suplex that Fox wasn't able to kick out. Match rating: C.
TCW also didn't give Fox a position... most likely, Tommy Cornell saw that Fox had nearly beaten his pet student Wolf. Fox went back to the indy circuit... next week, he'd have a tryout in 4C.
On the next Fox Mask: The big two are closed to him. Will he stick with Number Three, in DAVE, or will he return to the Coastal Zone?
11-29-2004, 07:21 AM
Great read right there. If your CZCW TEW dynasty is anything to go by, you've got a reader.
11-29-2004, 09:12 AM
January, Week 2, Conclusion
It was Sunday. While God may have rested on this day, Fox Mask had to get his butt to the USPW show, where he was ready and raring to go, to show those DAVE folks that it was wrong to leave him off a card.
And USPW did the exact same ****ing thing.
Fox was in a bad mood backstage, alternating between ignoring people and asking for promo tips -- he felt it was his weak spot.
Still, his life was begining to settle into a routine after a burst of activity. DAVE taped on Tuesdays, then a jet to Japan for WLW on Wednesday (luckily, with the time zones, he was able to sleep on the plane, even if they pack you in like sardines in coach). It looked like the occasional Sunday show for USPW if they needed him, and once a month he'd have to decide if CZCW's tuesday show was more important that DAVE's TV taping.
Now the question was... how could he convince DAVE to actually put him on TV?
On the next Fox Mask: Can we get an entire week in a single post? I think we can now...
11-29-2004, 10:07 AM
Good stuff, looking forward to seeing this continue
11-29-2004, 12:27 PM
January, Week 3
Fox was given a tag-team tables match at the DAVE show, teaming with Tank Bradley against JD Morgan and Hell's Bouncer. JD he knew, Bouncer and Bradley he didn't. And things didn't get much better as he almost got into a fight with The Wolverine backstage before the show... somehow, that wouldn't impress management, Fox felt.
It was a one-table match, apparently, and Fox figured that he could at least handle that much. The fight quickly spilled outside, and Fox hit what was becomin his DAVE signature, a snap suplex onto a chair, but then lost the advantage and the fight eventually went back into the ring, complete with a ready-to-use table. After a few minutes Fox was able to get control again, dropping JD with a legsweep and then dropping himself onto JD wiht a few elbows. Sensing a chance, he picked up JD, slapped the taste out of his mouth, and put him on the table... but JD rolled away before the senton could hit. JD got control for a while, and Fox finally decided to tag out, letting Tank take over. Tank tried a few table attempts, failing on all of them, and then decided, hey, this was DAVE... let' sjust beat the crap out of him! Tank proceeded to do so for several minutes, ending with a back suplex through the table at 13 minutes in. Fox had his first win in DAVE... and it was a D-rated match. He had also gotten some good mic tips form Carl Bach and Easy Emma (and the dimensional fabric of reality tears slightl... okay, enough plugging the other dynasty).
The next day, Fox awoke as the plane was landing in Japan, and found himself sheduld in an eight-man match... himself, Cougar, Booger, and Kato against Machine, Oinuma, Machino, and Hama. Ugly match there. Especially when he learned it was yet another tables match... an eight-man tables elimination match.
.... Those wacky Japanese, huh?
Cougar took the early offensive against Oinuma, but was beaten badly and forced to tag in Kato at 4:00. At 8:00, Oinuma tagged out to Machine. Kato had to tag out just two minutes later, and Booger got in. At 18:00, Booger was forced to tag out after a brutal pounding by Insane Machine... and tagged in Machine's Zone fed-mate, Fox. Fox and Machine jawed at each other, and then Fox slapped Machine hard, grabbed him, and DT'd him through the table fo the first elimination at 19:00. In came Deano Machino. After Fox stunned Deano and brought a table and chair into the ring, Deano found himself being suplexed onto the chair... and that was the end of Fox's offense, and Deano wore him down with a variety of holds. Desperate, Fox tagged in Kato at 24:00. Deano proved to be too much for Kato, and DDT'd him through a table at 27:00. Fox came back in. After a few minutes of abuse, Fox tagged in Booger at 29:00. Deano tagged out to Hama a minute later... and a half-hour into the match, the last fresh man entered the ring. Booger became the third person on the team to hit a suplex onto a chair (the only person who hadn't had ben eliminated). Hama, still well-rested, tagged Oinuma in at 33:00. Booger used a variety of low blows to work on Oinuma, but before he could get him on the table he tagged out, and Hama returned to face a more-tired Booger at 36:00. Booger, after taking a few hits, displayed an amazing second wind and Hama was aching and wheezing in almost no time. A big legdrop stunned the man, and with a tremendous show of fortitud, Booger was able to piledrive him through the table for that team's second elimination at 38:00, and Deano returned to the ring. Booger, exhausted, tagged out to Cougar. Cougar exploded, taking the fight to Deano until he missed a plancha to the outside and Deano took over. Faces with a nasty assault, Cougar tagged Fox in at 41:00 to face a tired Deano. A ground roundhouse kick busted Deano open, and a half-senton bomb put him through the table for Elimination #3 at 42:00. It was down to Fox and Cougar against a hurting Oniuma, and things looked quite good for our side. A glittering magician knee busted Oniuma open, and Fox went for the kill, throwing Oniuma over the ropes... and then misisng the same plancha everyone had missed tonight. But blood loss makes you dizzy, and Fox was able to drape Oniuma on the table and drop an elbow through it for the victory at 43:00. Match rating: B-.
He was hurting, but he had the win... personally putting two guys out of action and picking up more promo tips. Japan was really paying off for him.
End of week summary: Overness: USA +1, Spirit -2, Psychology +2, Microphone +6. New friends: Java, Isei Deushi. New Dislikes: Joe Sexy, The Wolvering, Tommy Cornell (I guess he didn't like the fact Fox almost beat Wolf after all).
For the record: End-of-week summaries include past weeks.
On the next Fox Mask: He just won a tag match and a huge tag tables match. Will DAVE capitalize on his apparent innate knack for tables? Or will WLW decide to leave him off another card?
11-29-2004, 02:24 PM
January, week 4.
Fox was jazzed and ready for more work. After all, he had bills to pay. He'd made four hundred bucks this month, and needed a cool grand to pay his bills... he wasn't going ot make it, but two more shows would go a long way to helping keep his life savings intact.
Ready for another tables match, Fox showed up at the DAVE TV taping... and found himself off the card. -AGAIN-. And so Fox spent the night shooting the breeze with the other workers and watching JD lose a handicapped match... when he was on the team of two. Fox even left early so he could relax before the trip to Japan, where hopefully WLW would, you know, -pay him-.
And they came through, giving him a tag-team tables match. His partner: Hachigoro Maeda. His opponents: Acid and Deano Machino. Fox's heart sank. Deano was painful to work against, and Fox really needed to brush up on his technical skills. It's a pity Japan wasn't a place you could just fly around and be a champion... he kinda missed the Coastal Zone. And its table-free atmosphere.
Maeda got tossed around for the first six minutes until, battered and bruised, he managed to toss Acid out of the ring and made the desperate tag to Fox. Fox went to work quickly on Acid, forcing him to tag out only two minutes later with a table in the ring and Fox looking to prove himself quickly. Now Fox faced a fresh Deano, who more-or-less owned Fox for the next nine minutes, forcing him to tag in a beaten but somewhat-rested Maeda. This would prove to be a poor decision as Maeda went through the table shortly after being tagged in. Match rating: D.
Weekly summary: Overness: USA +1, Overness: Japan +1, Spirit: -3, Psychology: +2, Microphone: +8. New relationship: Ninja Shunji (Friendship).
Next time, on Fox Mask: No idea. Waiting for retail. But it looks like WLW isn't touring next month... will Fox have to dip into savings, or will DAVE give him some matches?
11-30-2004, 08:06 AM
Good diary, really enjoyed it.
11-30-2004, 12:19 PM
February, Week 1.
Indeed, it seemed WLW and CZCW wouldn't be holding shows this month, leaving DAVE as Fox's sole means of support. This, needless to say, worried him. But DAVE was good about holding two shows the first week of the month, a PPV and a TV taping, and Fox was hoping to make one or the other of them.
Indeed, at DAVE: Counter Culture, he was teamed with Mick Muscles against Bryan Holmes and Puerto Rican Power in an elimination (non-tables) match. Mick started against Holmes, and after a short beating began controlling the match with chokes and nerve holds, making Fox wonder if he was really in the right company... it was rather brutal. Things were fine until Holmes tagged in Power, and Mick was forced to tag in Fox, who fell to a double-handed choke bomb at 18:00 for the first elimination. Mick went to work on Power, hitting a chokeslam onto a chair outside the ring and rolling him back in, but Power kicked out and tagged in Holmes at 26:00. Mick submitted to a Camel Clutch shortly afterwards to end the match. Rating: C.
PPV was all well and good, but Fox was left off the TV taping the next day. But then, so was Power, while Holmes and Mick got matches. Fox was, needless to say, somewhat upset.
Improvement Update: Overness: USA +1, Overness: Japan +1, Spirit -3, Power +1, Tech +1, Psych +4, Mic +9. No new relationships this week.
On the next Fox Mask: Fox requests a feud from DAVE in the hopes of getting on more cards. But with his pick, is he insane?
11-30-2004, 01:24 PM
February, Week 2 through March, Week 1, Tuesday.
Fox approached DAVE management with a proposal. The classic wrestling conflict: The big, strong predator vs the small, quick one. He proposed T-Rex vs Fox.
And was laughed out of the meeting. DAVE wasn't going to give him a feud at all. And Peers found he was seriously consiering a new direction in his career. He had a choice... go to DAVE's TV taping, which he'd probably be left off, or attend 4C's Subhuman Race PPV for a try-out match. As much as he wanted to strike out on his own again, deep down he knew being left of half of the DAVE tapings each month was still better than only having one 4C show each month... and went ot the taping.
He didn't receive a match.
Friday rolled around, and Fox had another decision to make. CZCW and USPW had scheduled shows for the same night. Fox sighed an let the Zone know their champion wasn't available for their second show in a row.
And was left off the USPW card as well.
Fox was very, very, not happy.
The next week, the same story. DAVE show, no Fox Mask. Fox was about ready to pick a fight with DAVE's head booker Nemesis, but couldn't find him backstage.
The next week, SAME DAMN THING! Fox was furious. Luckily (for him), Nemesis was to busy to hang out backstage, and so Fox couldn't do something he'd regret.
March began with a DAVE PPV, and Fox was fairly certain he'd get a minor match on that card. And he certainly did... against T-Rex. Of course, management was saying it was all their idea... Fox -had- to have words with Nemesis after that. After telling Nemesis that it was going to be a great match, Nemesis just shrugged him off... and when Fox stated rumors were true, Nemesis -couldn't- take a joke, Nemesis turned around and floored him. And then told Fox it would be a cage match.
Fox started in control, but lost that when he went to the ropes and T-Rex took over. Contorl went back and forth, and Fox tried an early escape at 6:00, but got pulled back down. After another flurry of blows, Fox tried again at 12:00, and was caught right near the top. After Fox missed some high-flying moves, T-Rex tried his own escape at 15:00, but Fox was able to grab him near the top. But a glittering Magician Knee later, Fox was up and over at 16:00, winning the match. Ranking: C+.
The next day, Fox was once again left off the TV taping.
But there was some good news. This month, CZCW, USPW, and 4C had all schduled their shows for non-DAVE days... No more wrong decisions, because there were no more decisions!
On the next Fox Mask: USPW. CZCW. An maybe DAVE if Fox is lucky.
11-30-2004, 01:57 PM
Are we going to see some Fox Mask custom moves appearing?
11-30-2004, 04:03 PM
March, Week 1, Continued into Week 2
Wednesday, and Fox was at an actual paying gig for USPW. Fox, Al the Hillbilly, and El Leon were going to fight Eric the Bull, Tribal Warrior, and Duberry Excess. No tables, on eliminations, just a nice, simple, six-man tag. Al took the fight to Duberry, forcing him to tag out a minute into the match to Tribal Warrior. Al would hold his own against the newcomer but tagged out at 5:00 to El Leon. Leon worked Tribal over and tagged Fox in at 8:00. Warrior proceeded to manhandle Fox, but Fox finally recovered and forced Warrior to tag out at 14:00 to Eric. Facing a fresh opponent, Fox tagged in Al. Al quickly became exhausted and tried to tag El LEon in, but the ref didn't see it, and Al was struck struggling against Eric's choking holds. Finally, he was able to leave the ring, return with a table, and get back in and place Eric on it (why he didn't tag, Fox'l never know), but once Eric was on the table, Fox was tagged in. Shrugging, Fox climbed the turnbuckle... and missed the half-senton bomb. Some back-and-forth left both men near the brink of losing, but Fox was able to tag in El Leon... and then Eric tagged in Duberry, who was the freshest man in the fight, at 21:00. After a DDT onto a chair and a moonsault outside later, Leon rolled Duberry ino the ring... and Duberry rolled on top of Leon, who was barely able to kick out at 26:00. After a failed super-kick left him tripped up, Leon taged in Fox at 27:00. After several attempts at pins and failed tags, Duberry tagged in Tribal, who left the ring and returned with a table, delivering a spinebuster that took Fox right through it. Fox ducked a Headhunter Special, but was busted open by a second one at 31:00 and pinned. Match rating: C.
Monday came, and besides starting to feelthe burn from his workouts, Fox was ready for his first CZCW show of the year, where he would be defending his title against Insane Machine in the feud that he had reuested months ago. Oddly enough, not as the main event, but hey... can't blame them. Machine began in control, and Fox didn't get an offensive move in until four minutes into the match. Fox got control shortly after, and delivered a series of takedowns that left Machine reeling until he got ****y and tried to toss the man from the ring. A later attempt succeeded, although the plancha following missed, Fox was able to reverse a back supled into a diving DDT onto a chair. Hurt, Machine began 'Going Insane' and kicking the tar out of Fox. A Tiger Bomb later and Fox was being pinned, barely kicking out at 2.999985. Machine's next move, a vertical suplex, was reversed into Fox's lifting reverse DDT (that needed a name) for the finish at 18:00 as Fox retained. Match rating: D. Fox chalked it up to Machine's poor offensive selection.
Someone at DAVE must have noticed... or decided it'd be fun to give Fox three matches in one week, because he was facing Flex on the very next night. Even better, it was a cage match. Fox sighed and decided to buy more tylenol tomorrow morning if he could get out of bed. Fox took quick control with fast kicks and takedowns with some high-flying for flavor and tried a cage escape at 4:00 that didn't get him anywhere. That left Fox on the wrong end of a few sharp blows, but he got the upper hand quickly and began vivisecting Flex with quick moves and hard hits. Another escape attempt at 11:00 almost got him over the top, as did one three minutes later. Fox then received a huge beating as Flex pounded away, Fox's agility pushed ot the limit trying to get one last shot that would keep Flex down long enough. A piledriver at 21:00 almost did it, but again Flex caught Fox's foot as he was about to swing over. At 24:00, Flex cranked up a Scorpion Deathlock and, as Fox was writhing in agony, escaled the cage. C+.
Fox wasn't sure what had happened. He had the advantage for so long, and it slipped through his fingers. How in the world...
He'd have enough time to think about it. The rest of the week was for training. Next week, he had his tryout match with 4C.
Relationships update: Friends: Acid, Cliff Anderson, Isei Deushi, Java, JD Morgan, Ninja Shunji, the Tic. Dislikes: Eric Tyler, Jerome Turner, Joe Sexy, Nemesis, The Wolverine, Tommy Cornell.
On th next Fox Mask: Fox goes north, eh?
11-30-2004, 05:09 PM
March, Week 3.
To get ready for his tryout match, Fox finished a little something special. The Lifting Reverse DDT that had won him the occasional match deserved a little something something. And he had just the thing, adding a fox-howl into his opponent's ears as he performed the move. The variation was dubbed Fox Hunting. (Move edits: Start with a Lifting Reverse DDT. Cannot be done onto a chair or outside. Increase frequency to 30%. Wish there was a modifier "Can only be used as a counter.") Fox Hunting replaced the Lifting Reverse DDT in Fox's move set.
4C's tryout match pitted Fox against Jeff Nova, former UK's World Strongest Man, in a classic speed vs strength match. Well, maybe not-so-classic. "Styles Clash" was the phrase that came to mind. But at least it was just a one-on-one, stand-up fight. Fox had control for the early part of the fight, with Fox slipping out of any suplex that Nova tried. Nova's first hit came with a running clothesline at 5:00. The next two minutes were a brutal cavalcade of crushing blows that left Fox reeling. Fox only escaped by tossing Nova from the ring and then, for some reason, followed wiht a baseball slide. Unable to pick up the larger man for his should-be-trademarked snap Suplex onto chair, Fox was at a disadvantage until he improvides a diving DDT onto the chair instead. But a leaping piledriver outside would bust Fox open, leaing him woozy and dizzy, taking more shots to the face and brutal throws until he was able to counter a powerbomb into a Reverse DDT Neckbreaker. Another powerbomb wasn't countered, however, and Nova followed that up with another leaping piledriver, onto a chair. Nova got greedy, and went for a third powerbomb, this time being reversed into a diving DDT to the chair. Both men tired and bruised, Fox's blood loss would cause him to lose the advantage on more than one occasion. Nova went for the powerbomb, and Fox went for the Fox Hunter to counter... but failed. Stuck on the mat, it took every last ounce of effort Fox had to kick out of the pin. Another powerbomb, another failed counter, and somehow Fox was able to kick out again. A third powerbomb... FOX HUNT! Nova is busted open from the angle his face hit the mat. Groggy, Fox goes for the cover... and the victory at 20:00. Match rating: B-.
Fox was estatic. That was perhaps the biggest name he'd beaten yet... and it was one-on-one, nobody could claim someone else helped him. Nova, for his part, had apparently praised him highly to management. Troy Winner offered Fox $40 a show as an opener. It was pocket change... but Fox accepted, hoping ot work it in between his other obligations. Every little bit helped. However, they wanted him to work as a heel... and so, to keep Fox Mask's good name, he'd need to create a new identity.
Next time, on Fox Mask: Will DAVE put Fox on TV this week? And how in the world does the noble Fox Mask plan on handlin being a heel once a month?
12-01-2004, 06:35 AM
Great diary man, it certainly sets the pace for future diarys here and is definitly something that could become the pace setter for all that follow.
12-01-2004, 06:36 AM
March, Week 3, continued into April, Week 1.
JD got a match. T-Rex, Flex, Bradley, all got matches. All in the same match, actually. Fox? No match this week. That's okay... his tryout match with 4C had been one of his best, so he was glad to have the night off. It was more time to train, he felt that working on his strength and technical skills was really starting to pay off. Granted, it would be nice to, y'know, get -paid-.
He was left off TV the next week, too. Nemesis must pay...
But April brought good news. WLW was touring again, so once more it was DAVE Tuesdays and WLW Wednesdays, with a long plane flight in between. But it was worth it for the experience. The first week would be rough... DAVE PPV Monday, DAVE TV Tuesdat, WLW Wednesday... that reminded Fox, he'd better get to the PPV...
He shouldn't've bothered. April Fools, you're not on the card!
That night, Fox got more news. USPW was havin a show on a Friday this month, CZCW's was Sunday so he could make both of those. But 4C had picked a Wednesday, so Fox would have to decide who he wanted to show up for... 4C or WLW.
He knew that he wasn't going to pick DAVE over another company ever again. He was left off this week's TV taping, too. Upset, he got into a brawl with his 'sparring partner', The Wolverine. This time, there wasn't an obvious winner.
Relationships Update: The Wolverine and Nemesis now have a Hatred of Fox Mask. Could explain why he's not getting on any shows.
On the next Fox Mask: The head booker hates you. So how do you try to make enough money to pay your bills? Prove that he's an idiot by putting on good shows? Maaaaaaybe....
12-01-2004, 06:57 AM
April, Week 1, Continued, into Week 3
Japan, and Fox was sure he'd have a match this time. And he did... on the wrong end of a three-on-two match. He and Magnum Kobe would have to face Yukiko Matsumara, Otsune Tsumura, and Konosuke Hama. Kobe and Yukiko would start the match. Kobe and Fox were actually a good match, both mixing flying and martial-arts moves. But then, Fox had always been inspired by Japanese wrestling styles. After working over the rookie lady for a little while, Kobe tagged in Fox at 3:00 to keep himself fresh. After realizing she was outclassed, a beaten Yukiko tagged in Otsune at 4:00. The two fresh workers began going at a fairly even clip, trading the advantage and wearing each other down. But Fox pulled out the high-flying with a big elbow drop and a half-senton bomb, and Hama had to tag out at 8:00 to Hama. Fox, sensing a problem, went for the tag but was pulled away from the corner. Getting battered and beaten, Fox tried for the tag again, only to get pulled back and kicked in the face. Again and again, Fox tried to put Hama down and make the tag, but Hama kept bouncing back full of energy, until a Face Crusher put Fox down for the three-count at 10:00, his fastest loss yet. Rating: C.
Fox didn't think it was a performance that would get him many more shots back east.
Sure enough, nothing for Fox at DAVE, even though that egotistical jerk Nemesis got an interview -and- a match. How anyone could like him, Fox had no idea.
Annoyingly, WLW had nothing for him on their next show, either. It was a bad week so far... but USPW was coming up.
And they wouldn't have anything for him, either.
Next time, on Fox Mask: Fox picks up and goes home?
12-01-2004, 07:17 AM
No Foxxy! Fight the powwa that is DAVE! Go over Nemisis and start being friends with Paul V. and Tommy Dream.... Chris Caufield, that'll show that punker-cito what politics is all about! Oh yeah, and stop picking people over CZ, they maaaaade you maaan!
12-01-2004, 07:18 AM
Really liking this diary, not least because you're not everything is going your way, so it's more of a challenge.
12-01-2004, 10:09 AM
April, Week 3, continued.
Just to get it out of my system, those of you wanting more Fox Mask-y goodness and don't happen to check out the TEW boards, you can read Welcome to the Coastal Zone (http://www.400softwarestudios.com/invboard/upload/index.php?showtopic=60707) for more of your favorite CZCW Champion. Of course, in that alternate-reality, it's late 2006 and Fox is a former champion, a heel, a member of the Yakuza, maskless, and has slid down the card a bit... but we're starting what I think is a fairly cool stable-war for control of the Coastal Zone, so check if out if you're bored. Be warned, there's a lot to read.
Back to this world, where Fox has shown up at the DAVE taping to find another eight-man tag match... with no Fox on the card. DAVE tapings were starting to be strictly social events, chatting with the other workers (or should that be, the actual workers?) and watching from backstage. That night, Fox had to make a choice... 4C or WLW? WLW usually gave him a match now and then... 4C was smaller, an were offering less money... he'd regret this later, but he got the plane tickets to Japan instead of Canada.
Another eight-man tag match... but this time, Fox was one of the participants. Fox, York, Shark, and Booger taking on Sanda, Acid, Kato, and Machino. It'd be an ugly fight, but it was a paying gig. Even better, table elimination match... Fox had won the last one of these, eliminating the last two men on his own.
York started for Fox's team, Sanda for the opponents. York, a former shoot fighter, was great with the brawling but had trouble getting control once he'd lost it. At three minutes, York decided to stay fresh and tagged out to Silver Shark. Outside, Shark hit a DDT onto a chair and draped Sanda over a table, but missed the moonsault. After several minutes, Shark whipped Sanda into the ropes and hit with a thrust kick on the rebound, then tagged in Fox so a fresh man could make the kill. Sanda hit a quick slap and left the ring, but Fox followed, draping a tired Sanda over the tabl and nailing a flying elbow drop for the first elimination at 9:00. Morimasa Kato came in, a rookie all-arounder. Kato trapped Fox outside and began battering him, forcing Fox to make a desperation Atomic Drop and roll inside to make a tag to Booger, who slapped on a choke hold at 11:00 and kept it on for most of a minute. Kato escaped and hit Booger with a few forearms, but Booger was able to fit in a DDT and went back to the choke hold. No-DQ is a wonderful thing as Booger hit a low blow, followed by a big legdrop and more choking. Kato escaped and went ot work with amrtial arts, a variety of kicks and sweeps keeing Booger on the defensive. Another low blow, and Booger tried to toss Kato out, but Kato jumped back in and was able to make the tag to Deano Machino at 16:00. Booger, somewhat worried, tagged Willie York back in. Deano took an early advantage but York was able to begin punching away for a short time before Deano laid in with technical holds. The two men began to wear each other down in a very shoot-style contest, but York got the better of it and was soon draping Deano over the table in the ring... before realizing he didn't have a move that would put him -through- the table. Cue the tag to Fox at 23:00. Fox tried to get Deano onto the table again, but he wouldn't coopperate, and tagged out at 24:00 to Acid. Hurting, Fox tagged Shark in after just a few blows. Shark tossed Acid into the corner and just unloaded with chops, leaving welts on Acid's chest... and then a seated corner dropkick got the crowd's interest. With Acid on the mat, Shark landed another dropkick, this one right to the face. Followed by another! Shark took a moment to showboat, allowing Acid to get to his feet. Dueing drpokicks saw Acid come out on top, and he began giving Shark a beating. Badly hurt, Shark made the tag to the closest person: Booger Man, at 29:00. After a couple of legdrops by Booger, Acid rolled away and went for a DDT, but Booger went low and DDT'd Acid through the table for the elimination at 30:00 exactly. Kato came in, and after a kick got thrown from the ring. Booger draped him over the table and then got back in the ring to tag Fox, still at 30:00. Fow climbed the turnbuckle, but Kato rolled off the table, leaving Fox a shot for a flying knee. A Piledriver onto a steel chair let Fox put Kato on the table again, and as Fox came off the turnbuckle Kato moved, forcing Fox to trip himself up lest he go through the table himself. The fight continued, moving inside along with another table, as both men tried ot tag out and prevented the other from doing so. Throws and chops abounded, but Kato was able to tag out at 35:00 to Deano Machino. The two struggled, but Fox was on the losing end, being eliminted via DDT at 38:00 and preventing a 'perfect match'. York came in to replace Fox, but of course, he had no table moves, so he was a bit of a liability at this point. York tagged in the hurting Silver Shark, who tosses Deano, DDT'd him onto a chair, put him on the table, and nailed the moonsault at 39:00, leaving just Kato on the other team. Kato and Shark fought inside and out, both hurting, until Shark was finally able to DDT Kato through a table at 42:00 for the win. C+ match.
If not for that match, Fox was considering just giving up and working solely for the Coastal Zone. But maybe he had a shot at making it outside after all...
On the next Fox Mask: CZCW: Lightning Strikes.
12-01-2004, 11:24 AM
April, Week 3, conclusion.
CZCW: Lightning Strikes. Apparently, Insane Machine wasn't available for the feud, as Fox was set to defend against Snap Dragon. Dragon proved a wiley foe, taking control and rarely letting up, avoiding what offense Fox was able to send his way. Fox was finally able to avoid a legdrop and then slingshot Dragon into the corner, where he unloaded with a ten-punch routine and multiple chops, until he got ****y and tried a cartwheel kick that Dragon was able to counter-kick. But Dragon was starting to hurt, and fox was feeling just fine. Dragon got a little more offense, but a neckbreaker and basement dropkick put Fox firmly back in control. Another slingshot and a corner glittering magician gave us a 'wow' factor, but Dragon was able to duck the kick that surely would have finished the match. Dragon refused ot die, slowly wearing Fox down while desperately avoiding blows. Fox was whipped to the ropes and took a running dropkick to the face, and found himself on the wrong end of a tigerbomb... and lost his CZCW Championship at 16:00 in an average match.
... If Fox wasn't upset about his career, he certainly was now. He had never seen himself as a 'former' champion... and now he would have to deal with having no title belt and an employer who refused to put him on cards. Somewhat depressed, he cheered himself up by finding work with NYCW, who offered him two hundred a show as a main eventer. That made next week hectic... the DAVE social club Tuesday, WLW Wednesday, and NYCW's next show was Thursday.
There was always the weekend...
On the next Fox Mask: Three shows, three nights. Can Fox survive the punishment?
12-01-2004, 11:37 AM
good stuff so far
12-01-2004, 11:47 AM
April, Week 4
Somehow, despite having a clear upper hand, Fox Mask had lost his CZCW title. And he knew that he'd be in a bad mood for the DAVE taping... but at least it wouldn't ruin his match. He knew ahead of time there'd be no match.
And he was right. Four singles matches, one tag, nothing for him. Nemesis was just going to let him sit and rot. Luckily, Nemesis wasn't backstage, or another fight would have broken out.
WLW came through, though. He was on the opening match, against none other than Morimasa Kato, an opponent form that big tables match. No tables this time, however. Kato started out in control, going for an early pinfall off a leg sweep at 2:00, failing (of course). Fox became battered early, but a Flying Knee evened things up. Another legsweep pin failed at 8:00 as Kato began slowly getting the upper hand. A cartwheel corner kick swung things back in Fox's favor. Kato tried another legsweep pin at 11:00, but Fox was obviously doing much better... but then, he was in his title match, too. And sure enough, within minutes Fox was doing just as poorl yas Kato was. Desperate, Fox locked in a full nelson and pushed Kato to the mat, bounced off the ropes, and hit a glittering magician knee, barely snatching victory from the jaws of certain victory in the C+ match.
Feeling good, Fox flew back to the good ol' USA, to the other coast, to New York City, for his first match with NCW.
... Who, apparently, hadn't had enough time to find a match for him.
This was going to be bad for his ego. Things got worse: Apparently upset that his feud was no longer with a champion, Insane Machine had left CZCW, leaving Fox with nothing to do there. Upset, he called his agent. His first request was a work of genius. He'd come to NYCW after being driven from CZCW... and immediately feud with The Stomper, NYCW's owner and head booker. Stomper, surprisingly, liked the idea. His second request was more of a guilty pleasure. his new feud in CZCW would be a name feud, against Flying Jimmy Foxx.
Stats update: Overness: USA +1, Canada +2, Japan +3. Spirit -4, Power +3, Tech +3, Speed +1, Psych +5, Charisma +2, Mic +12.
Friends: Acid, Calvin Dark, Cliff Anderson, Eiichi Umehara, Isei Deushi, Java, JD Morgan, Jeff Nova, Ninja Shunji, The Tic.
Dislikes: Jerome Turner, Joe Sexy, Tommy Cornell
Hatreds: Eric Tyler (who?), Nemesis, The Wolverine
On the next Fox Mask: What does May have in store for our hero? How many DAVE shows will he be left off of? And will he get the respect he deserves?
12-01-2004, 06:44 PM
Read all this in the one sitting, very enjoyable and please keep adding to it :)
12-02-2004, 09:17 AM
Hatreds: Eric Tyler (who?)
Multi-time DAVE world champion, and one of the company's main figureheads. No wonder you're not getting bookings, you're on the wrong side of the booker and the main star :p Why not give Phil Vibert a wedgie next time you see him, just to complete the set...
12-02-2004, 11:04 AM
May, week 1.
For a change, DAVE was having their big show at the end of the month, not the begining. There were some interesting conflicts coming up... the first was USPW and DAVE having shows at the same time this week, and week 3 had 4C and WLW on the same night. That would be a busy week... Tuesday through Friday, a show a night. Of course, he wouldn't have a match on Tuesday.
Deciding he couldn't be in more trouble with DAVE than he already was, Fox decided to work the USPW show instead. There, he'd team with Spanish Superfly against Whipply the Clown and Jacob Jett in a tables match. Why does everyone seem to like tables matches? Fox started with Whippy, with the clown having control for much of the early match until Fox mounted his offense at 7:00, hammering the clown and knocking him down, allowing the high-flying to commence for a while until Whippy got to his feet, and it was all Clown from there, as Fox simply couldn't escape from anything. Desperate and dejected, he tagged out at 11:00. Superfly took Whippy outside the ring and smashed him into the ringpost, putting him on the table, and missed the splash. Another flying splash through the table ended it at 17:00, with Jacob Jett never getting tagged in during the C+ match.
On the next Fox Mask: Fallout from giving DAVE a taste of their own medicine?
12-02-2004, 03:40 PM
May, Week 1, continued now that work has died down a bit into Week 2.
Fox had yet to feel any repercussions from skipping the DAVE taping, thus confirming his beliefs that the people in charge didn't even realize he was there most of the time. But when he arrived in Japan, he got some news that made him smile.
That slimy bastard who ended their feud when Fox no longer had a title to fight over in the CZCW was going to be his tonight. The opening match would be Fox Mask vs Insane Machine. The battle was brutal, both men refusing to let up, Fox even getting confident enough to try a roll-up at 8:00, but only getting a two-count. The two exchanged power moves, piledrivers, DDTs, powerslams, at one point Fox forced to go low to prevent a painful hit but failing to get a cover in time. Finally, Fox went for the glittering magician knee, and missed, only to get up right into a Suplex Powerslam for one... two... three at 13:00. As Machine got up, he spat on Fox and stated, "Now the fued's over, chump." All in all, a D match.
It had started out a great day... it's a pity it had to end like that. The next week was more of the same. DAVE social convention, talking with Carl Batch about mic work, and then off to the airport, where WLW had a handicap tag match for him on Wednesday, teaming with Konosuke Hama against Yosuke Oinuma, Magnum Kobe, and Deano Machino... the usual suspects, more or less. Fox and Yosuke started out, but after a few good hits on each side, Fox tagged out at 3:00. Hama proceeded to get beaten up for a couple minutes before landing a thrust kick. The fight spilled outside, Hama ramming Yosuke into the post several times, followed by a DDT onto a chair. Hama went for the kill with another thrust kick, but was swept off his feet and Yosuke made the tag to Kobe. Kobe had his way with Hama until Fox was tagged in again, and Fox began going to work, actually making some progress before falling to Kobe's array of dropkicks. In desperation, Fox hit a series of moves that would rattle any normal man... but he was too tired to prevent Kobe from tagging in the fresh Deano Machino. Without much choice, Fox took the match outside, where he couldn't be pinned, and hoped to wear the fresh man down, nailing the Snap Suplex Onto Chair. Amazingly, the plan was working; Deano was getting a lot worse than he was giving. Much worse. After a DDt onto the chair and pure punishment on Deano's prone form, Fox rolled him into the ring and tried to get him in position for a Top Rope DDT... but was unable to, settling for crotching him and tossing him instead. Deano applied a Bow and Arrow lock, and Fox was in pain long enough for Deano to tag out, and Kobe got back in. A high cross body almost got three for Fox, as did an Axe Kick. A dropkick got countered into a pinfall, again getting two for Fox. Finally, after having tried everything else, Fox pulled out his Double Underhook Facebuster, and that got the pinfall at 19:00. C+.
The next day, Cliff Anderson called Fox up. He was willing to give the man a little more money if he'd stay with the Zone for another six months. Fox considered... and decided it wasn't time to say Farewell quite yet. Someday, maybe... but not anytime soon.
It made the rest of the week much easier on the brain.
On the next Fox Mask: Four shows in a week? Well, at least DAVE won't be usin him... but WLW, or 4C? who's got the better chance of using him?
12-03-2004, 04:27 PM
May, Week Three.
Yeap, nothing from DAVE again. Fox considered telling them to go screw, but then they'd never realize what a good thing they have. Of course, it would also keep him from getting his butt kicked by Eric Tyler backstage. Well, he came for a fight... it looks like he got the wrong one.
The next day, Fox once more decided to go for WLW over 4C. He was better known in Japan... that is, some people had heard of him... And more would, as he was given a match against Acid. It was obvious that Fox had him outclassed, easily gettin and keeping the upper hand. But in the space of a minute, Acid hit a flurry of offense that evened the odds and left Fox doubting himself. The match continued on for quite a while after that, Fox having taken seven minutes to be the clear winner, one minute to be the loser, and another eight to finally land a glittering magician knee that got him the win. It was a B- match, but Fox was starting to worry... he could wear people down easily, but actually ending the match... it wasn't working.
The doubt followed him to the CZCW show, where Good Ol' Cliff Anderson had a special present for Fox... a rematch with Snap Dragon for the CZCW Title. And as Fox went down to the ring for his match, Flying Jimmy Foxx jumped him and sent him head-first into the ringpost, busting him open. Now, Fox had to win his match while badly injured and bleeding. Snap Dragon moved quickly to attack, but Fox was able to put him on the ground and land a double axe handle, followed by the Snap Suplex Onto Chair. After some advice form the ref, Fox rolled Snap back in, and the two brawled back an forth, mostly avoiding each other's attacks. The ref recovered to find Fox chopping Dragon in the corner, following up with a dropkick and a corkscrew ledrop before falling to the mat, dizzy. Dragon failed ot take advantage, but would get another chance after a piledriver gave Fox the advantage, but made him dizzy again. Dragon's punch was ducked, and Fox hit a diving DDT, and then hit a glittering magician knee out of nowhere (that really needed a name), busting Dragon open! At only 7:00 in, Fox went for the pin to retain his title... one... two... FLYING JIMMY FOX PULLED THE REF OUT OF THE RING!!! Dragon recovered while Fox was getting upset, and tried technical holds on Fox, who finally got loose and sent Dragon into the corner, raising him up, but was pushed off before he could try anything. Driven to the mat, Fox rolled away from an elbow and slingshot Dragon into the corner again, lifting him up... And nailed the top rope DDT! One! Two!... KICKOUT??? Fox lay stunned in a puddle of his own blood in the ring. A backslide at 12:00 also got two. Dragon forced Fox to the mat and dropped an elbow... then staggered away, dizzy from his own bleeding. Fox failed to get anything done, and Dragon hit dropkick after dropkick after legdrop, wearing Fox down to the point where doubt began setting in again. Fox tried to get Dragon in the corner for another DDT, but grew dizzy. Dragon went for a leaping piledriver, but grew dizzy as well, and Fox was able to absolutely murder Dragon with a double underhook facebuster! At 18:00, Fox went for the cover again... one... two...
Your winner, despite interference, despite a pre-match attack, despite his own doubts, and NEW CZCW Champion... FOX MASK! (B- match)
But Fox had one more show before he could take the weekend to celebrate. NYCW was placing him in the main event, teaming with Whistler against The Stomper and Joey Minnesota. Whistler started with Stomper, showing that he had no offense whatsoever, doing nothin for three minutes... and that consisted of a suplex and a minue-long nerve pinch. Stomper was avoiding anything else Whistler threw at him, and Whistler was taking more than his share of punishment. At 8:00 Whistler finally landed a headbutt hat put Stomper down and tagged in Fox. Fox went to work, fast kicks and and a half-senton bomb getting a reaction from the crowd, and Stomper had to tag out at 10:00. Joey then went nuts, giving Fox little time to react. Fox tagged out at 14:00, letting the bigger Whistler take the punishment. Whistler actually got in some offense... consisting of a two-minute-long nerve pinch. Yikes. Joey came back with high-flying kicks, and Whistper dropped him with a headbutt... and another two minute nerve pinch. Yeah, this match rating was goin to suck. Joey slipped out and was thrown outside, bu as Whistler went for a suplex onto a chair, Joey sliped out of it. The seond attempt worked, however, and a ring-apron ram and trio of splashes began putting Joey in bad shape. But Whistler was exhausted and beaten up, and Joey was able to pul him back into the rin and kep contol. He tried to tag out, but was pulled away from Fox. Slippin out of a hold, Whistler hit a low blow, tried a pin, failed, and taged in Fox. The two dueled back and forth until Fox landed a diving DDT, bu tmissed the magician knee, allowing Joey to tag out at 29:00. Stomper manhandled Fox, until Fox was able to hit a springboard spinning side kick, and landed a double-footed stomp! Stomper kicked out at the last second, but that had to hurt. An Implan DDT, and Fox motioned towards the turnbuckle... but gave Stomper enough time to tag out at 32:00. Fox tried to for the top rope DDT, but was reversed into the corner, and countere a dropkik with a low blow. After being warned by the ref, Fox shrugged, and landed the glittering magician knee for the three-count at 33:00, managing to turn a D into a C+.
On the next Fox Mask: He's on a roll, but only one non-DAVE show next week. Will Fox take the time to rest?
12-03-2004, 10:11 PM
You really need a name for that glittering knee move.
Great job on this diary, good job getting your title back!
12-04-2004, 07:09 AM
What, isn't "Glittering Magician Knee" implausible enough? Now you have to call it the "Outfoxer" or something? No way to that.
But yeah -- great stuff, this.
12-06-2004, 08:21 AM
May, Week 4.
Sure enough, DAVE had no use for him this Tuesday, either. And so, Operation: Suck-Up began, as Fox located Eric Tyler backstage and told him it was an honor to be in the same locker room as such a great veteran. He didn't mean it, of course... the guy was probably having an affair with Nemesis, that's why he hated Fox without Fox having said anything to him. It wasn't much, but it was a start.
WLW had decided to take a big risk. Not only was Fox teaming with Takesi Umehara and Masakazu Kaima against Karasu, Java and Koyama... they were giving Fox an interview segment first. And who came out to interrupt him but... Acid. This was the interview equivilent of Sam Strong vs a freshman on his high school wrestling team. After taking an insult, Acid tried his best to sound intense, but Fox just asked him if his tone of voice meant he was suffering from Acid Reflux. He then made a pop-culture comment about a brand of Acid Reflux medicine common in Japan, and the crowd went nuts. But Fox was stymies by his lack of a big catchphrase, and Acid attempted to make a Fox pun, which was quickly interrupted and replaced by a cheap Acid Reflux joke. Puns and mixed metaphors about acid and foxes bounced around, until Acid began getting maniacal... and Fox matched him on it, then proceeded on to Intense, but then Acid rattled off some cheap puns and insults, and Fox failed to get as intense as he had, too busy cracking up at Acid's lines. Eventually, the segment had ot be ended, with Acid clearly more popular with the crowd.
Takesi started with Karasu, and after fighting on the outside a still-fresh Takesi tagged in Fox at 3:00. KK tried ot tag out, but the ref didn't see it, and KK would have to take a few hits before finally tagging in Java at 4:00. Despite wearing Java down a bit, Fox was forced to tag out to Kaima at 10:00. Kaima did his job well, busting open Java with a basement dropkick butbeing unable to lock in an STF. At 14:00, Kaima realized that he didn't seem to have a finisher, and tagged Fox back in. Fox was unable to finish Java, who tagged in Koyama at 15:00. Fox would then tag in Umehara, who was still doing well. Umehara would drag Koyama outside the ring for a piledriver through a table. Unable to put him away, Koyama would tag in KK at 20:00. KK would get manhandled, but then Umehara woudl also realise he didn't seem to have a finisher, and Fox was tagged in at 22:00. In response, KK woudl tag in Koyama. Koyama would tag in Java a few minutes later. Java would alternate between illegal low blows and growing dizzy form loss of blood -- karma, perhaps -- And Java woudl tag KK back in at 26:00. KK would tag KOyama in at 28:00, as it seemed nobody could pin Fox... and he couldn't pin anybody, until landing a Glittering Magician Knee at 28:00 for the win. Match rating: B-.
Finally, a few days off until the next DAVE PPV... erm, social event... only it wouldn't be just social. Fox was teaming with Doug Peak against T-Rex, Big Cat, and Bryan Holmes in a hardcore match. Fox started with T-Rex, taking the fight outside and getting murdered, finally tagging out at 6:00. T-Rex wsa exhausted by eight minutes in, giving Doug a huge advantage until T-Rex tagged in Holmes. Holmes began taking it to Peak... and then Dougie dropped Holmes with a clothesline and landed several flurries of punches and several legdrops. Holmes was forced to tag in Big Cat Brandon at 14:00. Big Cat tore Peak apart, until he was able to throw Cat outside and tag Fox back in at 19:00, under the assumption that a loss wouldn't hurt him at all. Big Cat, after taking his share of punishment, tagged a mostly-fresh T-Rex back in at 22:00. T-Rex tried to take Fox outside, but that only resulted in a DDT through a table. Fox fought with renewed vigor -- he wasn't just fighting to win, he was fighting ot prove to that egotist Nemesis that he deserved a spot on the roster, regardless of his personal feelings. A flying elbow drop through another table pumped Fox up even more, and an axe kick onto a chair got him to the point of trying a pinfall, and T-Rex barely kicked out at the last second. Back in the ring, Fox pushed T-Rex into the corner for a cartwheel kick... and nailed the glittering magician knee! One, two, three at 28:00! Match rating: C+.
Naturally, word got back to Fox that Big Cat Brandon didn't like him after that match. Figures. DAVE wrestlers are apparently very threatened by anyone who can beat them.
On the next Fox Mask: Fox is growing in popularity as a face... so what happens when 4C gives him a chance to flex his muscles as a heel? Johnathan Sasune gets some mic time and a match, that's what...
12-06-2004, 08:53 AM
June, Week 1.
Barely having had time to recover from last week, Fox was thrust into the cold, harsh world of Canadian wrestling, where not only was he not very over, but he'd have to work as a heel (as all good Americans are required to do in Canada). He had an interview and then a match against Cal Sanders.
And who came out to interrupt his interview than skin-care expert Dermot O'Logical. Turning around the skin-care guru's intense delivery, Fox delivered a barage of skin-related toilet humor, pausing only for Dermot to insult him and then return to the toilet humor, winning the crowd over in record time.
As for the match, Fox... I mean, Sasune, went on th eoffenseive but was immediately distracted by Cal's manager, Jenny Playmate. Sanders showed his love of the forearm, using a variety of forearms and forearms to the back of the head until Fox tossed him and hit home with a baseball slide. Cue the Snap Suplex Onto Chair (I should make that an actual move). Sanders recovered with more forearms, inclusing a clothesline (using the forearm, of course), including a variety of choke holds and other strnagely un-warned attacks. In no time, Sanders had lcoked in a crossface, beaten Sasune senseless, and landed his own glittering Magician Knee at 8:00. It took all Sasune had to kick out as he tried to recover from such a brutal, not ot mention quick, assault. but there would be no recovery as Sanders landed a Tiger Bomb... and Sasune kicked out of that as well! He tried to mount a comeback, but every move was broken or blocked. Barely avoiding another GMK, Sasune landed a springboard spinning side kick, and slingshot Sanders to the corner for a cartwheel kick. An attempt to set up a top rope DDT saw Sasune get pushed off, and an attempt at an overhead fallaway slam saw... FOX HUNTING! One! Two! Thr... Jenny pulls the ref off of her client! No! Who's the face and who's the heel here? Obviously upset, Sasune slapped Cal hard and pushed him to the corner, up to the top turnbuckle... and this time, planted Cal with a Top Rope DDT. At 16:00, that was all she wro... DAMMIT, JENNY!!!! Seconds later, Cal landed another Tiger Bomb on Sasune... kickout! Both men got up and faced each other, going to work again, targettng each other's head with their arsenal of migrane-inducing moves until Cal went for a vertical suplex, and Fox fell on top of him, one, two... nope, didn't think so. Back Suplex, same result. Anohter Vertical, same result. And again. Sasune avoided another GMK and dropped Sanders with a DDT, then calmly slipped behind him and out of nowhere came a not-used-as-a-counter-for-the-first-time FOX HUNTING, busting Sanders wide open! One! Two! DAMMIT! Where's the option for the heel to knock out the pretty face manager? The ref apparently felt likewise, and sent Jenny backstage. Sasune decided to go the easy route... a few more hits to the bleeding head should render Sanders unable to fight. But the piledriver that would have done the job was blocked, and before Fox knew it he was taking a mafia kick, and then lifted up for a tiger bomb. At 32:00, it was one, two, KICKOUT! As Fox struggled to his feet, he was knocked down by a clothesline... and then a GMK, busting him open. One. Two. Three at 32:00.
It had been a brutal affair that nearly resulted in serious injury to both men... but it went down as Fox's first B+ match.
Next time, on Fox Mask: After wrestling Sunday and having a brutal match on Monday, will Nemesis take advantage by having Fox wrestle on Tuesday's show?
12-06-2004, 09:23 AM
June, week 1, continued.
I just noticed, this is all 2005, not 2004. Whoops, my bad.
Anyway, Nemesis may hate Fox, but that doesn't apparently include wanting him dead, as Fox was left off the DAVE show for the week. WLW, however, gave him another 'throw the newbies in a match' elimination tables match, teaming with Booger Man and Masakazu Kaima against Deano, Oinuma, and Insane Machine. Backstage, Fox mentioned to Booger that they were teaming, and Booger started wondering who he ticked off. Cue brawl, seperated by Acid and the rest of the locker room.
Kaima started with Deano and immediately took things outside... where Deano dissected him. Finally outraged at his treatment, Kaima delivered a brutal suplex onto a chair, and then a dropkick to the face, but Deano recoverd with a flurry of offense to hit a twisting face crusher through the table for Elimination #1. Booger came in to replace Kaima, and Deano tagged out at 6:00 to Insane Machine. Despite wanting ot kick the crud out of Machine, Fox decided he wouldn't tag in if Booger asked. Booger finally, after taking a lot of hits, took Machien outside, bodyslmmed him on a chair, and locked in his main offense: A choke hold. Machine escaped and went to town, his run ending only when Booger got righteously ticked off and began pummelling Machine with endless low blows, ending only with a back suplex throuh the table to tie the match up at 14:00. Oinuma came in, and tried to end the hurting Booger's reign in the ring, busting him open with a face plant, but would fail as Booger would land a DDT through the table at 20:00. Fox got upset, as Deano was the only opponent left and he was already hurting. Sure enough, Booger kept the whole match to himself as Deano went through the table at 21:00 for the win. As he left, Booger snorted at Fox, his point made: The booker obviously didn't need ot put Fox in the match except to annoy The Booger Man. C+.
With that taken care of, Fox went home to rest. Next Tuesday, he was going to risk infuriating Nemesis even more... by not showing up. USPW was having a show that night, and one company would actually use him and pay him...
On the next Fox Mask: USPW. WLW. And we cap the week off with a CZCW show. How much fun can one Fox have?
12-06-2004, 11:13 AM
How about renaming the GMK as the "Foxtrot" - he could do a few dance steps before hitting it :p
Or you could give him a sleeper. That cuts off the opponent's air, so it'd be Foxygen Deprivation :D
C'mon, those are some quality fox puns!
12-06-2004, 11:19 AM
How about renaming the GMK as the "Foxtrot" - he could do a few dance steps before hitting it :p
Or you could give him a sleeper. That cuts off the opponent's air, so it'd be Foxygen Deprivation :D
C'mon, those are some quality fox puns!
Wow, Adam, you're sly as a fox. Sorry...It was lame, but had to be added.
12-06-2004, 11:30 AM
June, Week 2 into Week 3
It may have been the wrong week to pick USPW over DAVE. Upon arriving to USPW's show, Fox learned that DAVE had done not one, but two throw-rookies-together matches, both four-on-four matches. He may have had a shot at being in one or the other. But the decision had already been made, and Fox had gone to the USPW show instead, where... he got nothing.
WLW, at least, still showed the love. A singles match with Magnum Kobe? Nice. Kobe went with an offense of kicks, while Fox decided to concentrate on chops in the corner... and a few kicks. Fox built up to his big moves, but Kobe's legsweep seemed able to hit before Fox could do anything. There was some struggle back and forth, an almost-hit top rope DDT, legdrops and sentons and flying all over the place, but it was Fox who hit the GMK for the win at 16:00 to finish the C+ match.
It was a paycheck and a win, nothing more. The real focus of the week would have ot be on Sunday's CZCW show: The Ego Has Landed. Fox quietly hoped that wasn't a dig on him. He arrived at the show wiht his belt all nice and clean and ready to go, and...
... and wasn't on the card? The champ wasn't on the only card the company put on all month? Seriously, Cliff, what were you thinking?
NWYC held a show the next day, and Fox began feeling better. He was main eventing an Animals Match: Fox Mask vs American Buffalo. After doing some sucking up to The Stomper backstage (hey, he actually put him in matches, that deserves a little brown-nosing), the match was on. Fox began working on Buffalo's arm, figuring the big man wouldn't be able to do much without them. It was a classic battle of speed vs brawn, and speed was clearly winning. but a huge splash and a massive DDT evened things up, as either man began to look like they could lose. But as Buffalo became exhausted, he failed to get out of the way of a ground roundhouse kick, and Fox made the pin at 16:00... for a two-count. Buffalo tried ot physically dominate Fox, but he was sucking wind and Fox found it easy to irish whip him to the ropes and hit him on the rebound wiht an axe kick for the three-count... a move he'd never be able to do before he started amping up his training this year. Another C+ match.
And of course, Fox had more time off, as DAVE left him off TV this week as well. But WLW gave him another singles match, this time against Oinuma. Fox dominated early and easily, but Oinuma came back, especially after Fox missed a couple of high-flying moves. A mean DDT gave Fox the advantage by busting Oinuma open, and a double-underhook facebuster ended things at 20:00, far longer than it should have taken for a C+ match.
Next time, on Fox Mask: Two DAVE shows and a WLW show in the same week. Have'nt we been here before?
12-06-2004, 11:53 AM
June, Week 3, continued into Week 4
As if life wasn't hectic enough, Fox spoke to his agent. While TCW and that "I won't hire people who can beat my protege" Tommy Cornell weren't interested in him, SWF was willing ot give him another tryout match. And since his Fridays were free, Fox decided to take them up on it. After all, DAVE wouldn't put him in two shows a week just to make him suck for his tryout, would they?
... They just might, as Tuesday saw Fox working the opener with Sammy Bach against Big Cat Brandon and Cliff Wilson. Sammy and Cat started, Sammy showing off a somewhat-limited arsenal with a few nice moves before Cat tagged out at 9:00 and Sammy did the same, giving us Fox vs Cliff Wilson. Fox used chops and driving knees, throwing Cliff outside and hitting the Snap Suplex Onto Chair a couple of times before Cliff got him back in the ring. A cartwheel corner kick gave Fox the advantage again, losing it only when cliff tagged out at 23:00. Not wanting to give Cat the satisfaction of running him off... and wanting ot keep his injured partner out of the ring... Fox struggled to even up the odds, landing a series of legdrops and dropkicks. Cat went for a running bulldog, but Fox slipped out and DDT'd him to the mat, then landed a GMK. At 31:00, it was... a three-count! C+.
The question was, would DAVE put him on the PPV as well?
On the next Fox Mask: WLW. DAVE. And SWF. It's a busy week still...
12-06-2004, 12:23 PM
June, Week 4, concluded.
WLW could be right bastards sometimes. For instance, having Fox fly out form the west coast, only to tell him that he had no match. They could have told him -before- he flew out.
As it was, he only had one day instead of two to rest up for his new SWF tryout. They had him down to face Black Hat Bailey, a veteran grappler. Fox started in control, looking to wow the crowd with his kicks and some high-flying. A pull of the ropes and a baseball slide later, and Fox was delivering his soon-to-be-patented Snap Suplex Onto Chair. But this wasn't DAVE, and the ref warned Fox to cut it out. Fox shrugged, delivered a russian legsweep onto the chair, got warned again, and decided to take things back inside. Of course, Black Hat stopped him, and wasn't warned when he delivered his own suplex onto the chair. Back in the ring, the two went back and forth as Fox decided to try and show some of his technical skills that he'd been working on... and got the losing end of that, naturally. The ref got bumped at 9:00, as Fox whipped Bailey into a spinebuster, followed by a corkscrew legdrop and half-senton bomb. A piledriver would but the exclamation point on that bit of offense as the ref recovered. Bailey tried to regain the lead, but Fox was able to kick him down and deliver a basement dropkick that busted him open. Deciding to give the crowd their money's worth, Fox tossed Bailey outside and delivered a piledriver right through the announce table. But that wasn't enough for Fox... he needed to really wow the crowd tonight. But Bailey was able to escape the top-rope DDT long enough to get off the ropes and then get blinded by the blood in his eyes. Grunting, Fox pulled Bailey ot the corner again, this time fighting spirit coursing through him as he raised his opponent up... and nailed the top rope DDT!. One, two, three at 19:00 for the win in a B- match.
As Fox went in for his meeting with Richard Eisen, some of the backstage staff refered to him as "Black Hat's New Apprentice". Fox figured that -had- to be a good sign. And as he left the meeting, Fox could only think of one thing.
Once more, he was a former CZCW Champion... because in accepting the written contract, he had been forced to say Farewell to the Coastal Zone.
End of Chapter One.
On the next Fox Mask: Fox has to give his two weeks notice. He's making $6,400 a month. But will it be enough for him to give up his Fox Mask identity and work as a heel full-time? And is the SWF ready for Johnathan Sasune?
12-06-2004, 12:27 PM
As an update:
New friends: Black Hat Bailey.
New enemies: Big Cat Brandon, Booger Man.
Stats progress: Overness: USA +10, Canada +3, Japan +9. Spirit +6, Power +5, Tech +8, Speed +3, Psych +6 (Peaked), Stamina +1, Toughness +6, Charisma +3, Mic +13, Safety +2 (Peaked), Looks +0, Respect +1.
And yes, a variety of moves have been added... and fox-based puns have been taken into advisement, and some will appear at the apropriate times.
12-06-2004, 12:45 PM
Cool stuff, the match with Black Hat sounded great! What push did SWF decide to give you?
12-06-2004, 01:18 PM
July, Weeks 1, 2, and well into 3.
Supreme Wretling Federation. Fifty-five people on the roster, all working for Richard Eisen and his head booker and son, Eric. Monthly PPVs and a weekly TV show. For an American wrestler, this was the promised land, the houshold name.
As Fox came into the promotion as an Opener, he knew he'd be working his way up from the very bottom of the ladder. But there was hope. Sure, the World Heavyweight Title that was held by Runaway Train until he lost it to it's current holder, Christian Faith, was out of reach... for now... but the Tag Titles held by the Lords of Pain? With the right partner, it was possible. Or the North American Title that Bart Biggs took from Sam Keith, who in turn had taken it form Angry ilmore? That might be possible.
DAVE declined their chance to use a future superstar as jobbing material... probably afraid he'd win his match. WLW did likewise, as did USPW. In the meantime, Fox continued his training routine, working on his power and technique, but also realizing he'd need to bring his speed up to the next level as well. As one last 'up yours' to DAVE, Fox skipped out on the last show on his contract, instead going to the 4C show. They didn't use him, either, but Fox felt it was best to let DAVE know how much he disliked them. And it let him hit on Cherry Bomb, which is never a waste of time. WLW once more didn't use him, and it looked like he wasn't going to be on contract long enough to get to CZCW's next show... propheticly titled "Ain't That A Shame?"
From a financial standpoint, Fox had hit the big-time. He'd get paid, matches or no matches. Maybe he went a little overboard with the new apartment, wardrobe, and big-screen plasma TV. He even took his life savings (Hey, he didn't need them anymore, he was all set!) and bought the hole-in-the-wall resteraunt his parents worked at, putting them in charge as a thank-you for supporting him.
On the next Fox Mask: Will Johnathan Sasune debut on Supreme Assault TV this week? Or will his first lesson in the big time be the same lesson DAVE tried to teach him?
12-06-2004, 02:26 PM
July, Week 3 concluded in to week 4.
John Sasune's first match would be against Steve Frehley, the man who had beaten Sam Keith in his debut match the year before. Fox was hoping it was a good sign -- after all, beating the man who beat Sam Keith was as good as beating Sam Keith himself, right? The two went at it right form the start, seeming evenly matched until Fox found himself on the receiving end of several clotheslines. Try as he might, Fox was out-powered and out-wrestled, unable to bring his speed to bear. Desperate and battered, Fox took the fight outside, receiving a warning that a chair is not legal to drop-toe-hold someone onto. Nor is it legal to Russian Legsweep someone into. Frehley shoved Fox away and slid a table into the ring, deciding he'd teach the DAVE reject a lesson with a back suplex through the wooden frame. The ref, not being biased, warned Frehley as Fox took advantage and tossed him over the ropes, following with a plancha and DDTing him onto a chair. But Frehley was able to recover and take things back inside, where Fox was able to avoid a Frehley's Comet and clothesline the man down, hitting a basement dropkick followed by a cartwheel corner kick. A seated punch flurry busted Fox open, and using the last reserves of his willpower he piledrove Frhley and dragged him to the corner... but lacked the energy for the top-rope DDT and fell to the mat. With Frehley exhausted, Fox only had the advantage for a short time, and he knew it. A spinning side kick later, Frehley was on the ground, and Fox headed for the turnbuckles, landing a double-footed stomp square on Frehley's stomach. But Frehley was able to kick out at 27:00. Another shot at a top-rope DDT failed, and Frehley went for the overhead flip slam, causing Fox to let out his howl for the Fox Hunting... but in the big leagues, they study their opponents, and Frehley kept him form reversing the hold, slamming him down to the mat and covering for the one, two, three at 29:00. B-
In the old world of the CZCW, Flying Jimmy Foxx defeated E.M.M. Moe for the Coastal Zone Championship. Fox wondered if he'd had anythign to do with selection of the new champion... after all, there was supposed to be that feud... oh, well.
The next week, Fox was given a match against Elmo Benson, who's partner Groucho Bling had been his first tryout match months ago. Fox took the early advantage, but Elmo got in a good, long string of attacks. But a series of chops and kicks got Fox back into the running, and legdrops and half-sentons gave him what he felt was a comfortable lead, which vanished when a missed elbow drop lead to another string of Elmo in control. The fight went outside, where Elmo landed a few more hites before Fox was able to twist him into position and deliver a piledriver onto a chair, followed by a back suplex through the table. Remembering that he's supposed to be the heel here, Fox got distracted and Elmo was able to hit splashes and kicks. One SSOC later, Fox decided to take the fight back into the ring. This may have been a mistake, as Elmo was able ot kick him down and drop an elbow, but Fox was able to piledrive him again... and then took him to the top rope! But no, Elmo forced his way out of the DDT and followed with a double axe-handle. One sit-out underhook facebuster later, Elmo had the win at 19:00. Match rating: C.
Meanwhile, Lobster Warrior had won the North American Title, but Fox had a feeling he was in position to ask for a feud.
Next time, on Fox Mask: How long will Fox go before he wins a match in the SWF? Has he managed ot bite off more than he could chew?
12-06-2004, 04:03 PM
August, Weeks 1 and 2
Brett Biggz had ticked somebody off. So had Groucho Bling. The pair of them would be in a handicap match against Fox, Black Hat Bailey, and Texas Pete. Fox was used to being on the other end of handicap matches; This should be fun.
He started out with Groucho, and found himself severely outmatched. Apparently, he wasn't the only one training since they last met. Finally, Fox was able to hit a series of chops in the corner, evening the pace before tossing the Blinger and launching after him in a plancha. Fox proceeded to dish out the punishment until Groucho rolled inside and tagged out at 7:00. Fox took several hits and tried ot tag out, but the ref didn't see it. Fox desperate made several tries to tag out, being stopped each time. But finally, a pull of the rope sent Biggz over, and Fox was able to tag in Texas Pete. Pete beat on Biggz, working over the head and leg, and taggedin Bailey at 14:00. Bailey worked over Biggz and, rather anti-climacticly, got the ground roundhouse kick for three at 18:00. It was a C match, but Fox counted it as his first SWF win.
SWF's Welcome to the Jungle took place the next Thursday, and Fox got a rematch against Elmo... in a First Blood match. Fox quietly thought about what moves he had that busted people open on a regular basis. Fox took the brunt of the early match, taking things outside to no avail. Chairs and tables were used on both sides, but no blood was coming. Back into the ring, finishers were traded back and forth, until 24:00.. when a GMK ended the match... and Elmo was busted open. It was a C+ match, but more importantly, Fox's first singles win in SWF.
The next night, he teamed with Texas Pete against The Squid Squad. Fox started with Calamari, taking him outside quickly and being rolled back in just as quickly. Both men wore each other down, but Fox's attacks were, he felt, much smoother and better-looking. At 10:00, Kid was forced to tag in Jumbo Shrimp. Fox had his work cut out for him against the larger man, and decided he wasn't going to get very far, tagging out at 12:00. Pete went ot work on Shrimp's legs, mixing in piledrivers and the occasional eye gouge. A snake eyes on the guardrail and a stump piledriver on a chair put Pete squarely in charge, as he rolled Shrimp into the ring and... tagged Fox? Fox grinned and got Shrimp into the corner... but Jumbo pushed him away and tagged in Calamari at 26:00! Fox gritted his teeth and started with his trademark DDTs, with Calmari getting in a few good hits... but Fox was able to get the Ground Roundhouse Kick in for the win at 29:00. Rating: C, and another victory.
On the next Fox Mask: That's three in a row. Can Fox keep his streak alive long enough to convince the Eisens he's worthy of a feud? And will his parents' resteraunt go under?
12-06-2004, 04:36 PM
August, Weeks 3 and 4.
Once more, Fox was given a match with Steve Frehley. Presumably, to see if his win was a fluke or not. In this case, it seemed it was -- Frehley barely stopped to let Fox get in any hits. Desperate, Fox took the fight outside for a legsweep into a chair, drawin a warning from the ref. Frehley put a table in the ring, and then rolled Fox in as the ref dumped the table. Lucking out, Fox hit a cartwheel corner kick into a corkscrew legdrop. Frehley fought back, but Fox forced himself to irnoge the hurt and landed a charging basement dropkick, followed by an axe kick that got 2 at 17:00. A double underhook facebuster, however, busted Frehley wide open and got a three-count just seconds later. C+.
Lobster Warrior lost the North American title to Remo, ending Fox's hopes of that feud. Faith, meanwhile, was at 15 defenses and counting and the Lords of War had yet to defend since Fox joined the company.
The next week, Fox was given Freddie Datsun, someone new. Well, new to him. Freddie tried to start things off on a technical foot, and Fox was happy to oblige him, working over the arm with arm drags, wringers, and knees. Freddie got upset and began striking out, so Fox brought things a little more common, like piledrivers and neckbreakers. But Freddie's manager, Ana Garcia, distracted Fox long enough for Freddie to mount a comeback. An attempt at a top-rope DDT failed, and Fox wasn't able to get another shot. Freddie landed a vertical suplex, and another, and ano--FOX HUNTING! Freddie's busted open! One! Two! No! Fox tried ot put Freddie in the corner for another top-rope DDT try, but Freddit reversed and put Fox in there, going for a forearm corner charge... SUPERKICK! One! Two! Three! Only a C match, but 23:00 of C match.
Next time, on Fox Mask: More of the same, as Fox tries to keep the streak alive.
Current USA Overness: 54, or +19. How much longer until Fox gets a promotion?
12-06-2004, 04:54 PM
September, Week 1, and then maybe I'll take a day off.
The next week, Fox was given a tables match against Groucho Bling. Fox figured his DAVE training would be perfect. A series of double axe-handles on the outside gave Fox some confidence, and in no time he was missing elbow drops off the top to the table. The majority of the fight stayed at ringside, despite a table being placed in the ring. Fox made liberal use of chairs as stationary objects, piledriving Bling into one to bust him wide open. Both ment went back and forth, slipping out of holds, until Fox summoned up his fighting spirit and hoisted Bling in a back suplex, turned, and put him through the announce table for the win at 19:00. It was Fox's first D-rated match in SWF.
On the next Fox Mask: PPV week. Will Fox get a good match? And will his exhuberance at having a paycheck cost him financial security?
12-08-2004, 09:14 AM
September, Week 2
Fox was begining to realize the downside of a big fat contract: Boredom. One match a week, two possibly on PPV weeks? Bo-ring. He missed the possibility of a DAVE hardcore match, a CZCW one-on-one test of skill, a WLW wacky Japanese four-on-four tables match, and a NYCW tag-team contest all in the same week. And to think some people prefered one night of work a week...
On the plus side, more time to train meant some good/bad news from his trainer. Apparently, there wasn't much need ot focus on technical skills -- at 28 points, Fox was probably as far as he'd get in that department. It meant more time to focus on his agility.
Thursday was SWF: Under Control. He was teaming with Enforcer Roberts and Remo against Robbie Retro, Frehley, and Calamari. Fox started with Robbie, who got in a few hits and tagged out just a minute into the match, bringing in Frehley. Frehley delivered a beating, and eight minutes in Fox was looking like he'd need to tag out soon. After delivering a flying knee and a pair of corkscrew legdrops, Fox decided he wasn't going to last as long as he wanted to and tagged in Remo, on the theory that Remo losing would weaken him standings and make whoever beat him easier prey. It didn't quite work that way as Remo made short work of Frehley and forced him to tag out at 13:00 to Calamari. Remo tagged in Roberts at 17:00 after working over Kid, and Roberts began to finish the Kid off, working over his legs. Calmarai got a burst of energy, going for a running clothesline, but Roberts reversed it into a crossface at 20:00! Somehow, the Kid got to the ropes, but a back cradle piledriver immediately after put the Kid away, scoring another one for the bad guys. B-.
The next day, Fox was teamed with Warlord Pain against the Underwater Union. Fox started with Calamari, and the two had started to get a good feel for each other. Fox slipped out of a facelock, dropped the Kid with a kick, slinshot him to the corner, but the Kid got away after a single chop and landed a clothesline and an elbow. The match was going to be pretty even, so Fox tagged in Pain to eliver the high-powered damage while he waited for a quick pinfall. Pain delivered a minute-long rear seated chinlock, and then tossed the Kid around like a large heavyweight should toss around a lightweight, until Kid got in a desperation clothesline and tag to Lobster Warrior at 8:00. As Pain and Warrior clashed bak and forth, Fox wondered why Lobby's claws weren't considered foreign objects and therefor illegal. Getting back to the match, Pain went for an Execution At Dawn on Lobby, but the crusty one countered with a dropkick. An exhausted Warlord looked for a chance to tag Fox back in, but Lobby wouldn't let up. Finally, Pain rolled through a high cross body for a two-count, and then quickly tagged Fox in at 17:00. A hard slap, and Fox was pushing Lobby into the corner, only for him to kick Fox away. Fox had to move quickly to prevent Calamari from being tagged in, hitting him with kicks, but with Lobby somehow knowin when the big ones were coming and ducking them. Finally, a seated neck plant lead to Fox landing his GMK, getting the pinfall over the former North American Champion at 22:00 in the C+ match.
But there was some trouble brewing... Fox's resteraunt was losing money, and Fox himself tended to spend more than he should... friends told him he should scale back on the spending, but Fox just used his free time to crank up the surround sound on his home arcade theater and chilled.
On the next Fox Mask: He's pinned a former champion. So what's next on the agenda?
12-08-2004, 10:29 AM
Welcome back. Missed your posts yesterday.
12-08-2004, 10:36 AM
Sorry. Sick fiancee and sick 13-month-old son makes for very little time to play games.
Work, however, seems to be a different matter...
12-08-2004, 12:44 PM
I understand what that is like.
12-08-2004, 01:05 PM
September, Weeks 3 and 4.
Wow, only 50 posts and alreayd over 1000 views. Welcome to the Coastal Zone never took off that fast...
Somewhere along the line, Fox had managed a coup without even realizing it. Eric Eisen, the owner's son and head booker, had taken a liking to the high-flying California boy, and the two had become friends. Which could get Fox much better matches... if it didn't get the locker room angry at him.
The next show was Fox team with Enforcer Roberts again, this time against High Concept. Fox had faced both Elmo and Groucho a few times before, so this shouldn't be too difficult. Roberts started with Elmo, hitting a series of chops while The Guru distracted him. Roberts wore Elmo down with a series of blows and chinlocks, and Elmo finally had to tag out at 10:00... and Roberts let him. A chop war broke out, both men chopping the other, Groucho begining to chip away at Roberts until the big man took him outside and suplexed him into a chair... then threw the chair and Groucho into the ring and did it again. A face-first suplex ot the chair was countered by a dropkick, and the chair was thrown out as Roberts applied a single-leg grapevine. The ref got bumped during an irish whip, and Roberts took things outside again, suplexing Groucho through a table. The ref recovered, and a tired Roberts decided to tag Fox in for the finish. Fox feigned weakness, allowing Groucho to hit a few moves, but when he went for a suplex, it was countered into FOX HUNTING! And a last-second kickout at 24:00! Fox argued with the ref before delivering an axe kick, wiht the same results! A facebuster attempt was countered, and Fox went down to a clothesline, and Elmo tagged back in. Fox went for a superkick, but got tripped up. An outraged Fox landed a piledriver and pushed Elmo into the corner, and landed the top rope DDT! That got the three-count at 28:00. C+.
Fox had settled into a routine, picking up mic tips from the managers and valets, speaking with his friends and teammates, and working out the rest of the week when he didn't have matches. It was a bit boring, but it was a routine. And Fox wasn't letting up on his training... he just had more time to devote to it.
The next match stemmed from a previous tag, as Fox was facing Lobster Warrior. Fox tried to work on Lobby's arm, but a series of hits left Fox a little worried. Full of confidence, he picked up Lobby for an atomic drop... and Lobby fell on top of him... and Fox found himself pinned at 4:00.
That's right. Fox lost to Lobster Warrior in four minutes flat. In an E match, because not much had happened.
What a way to end a winning streak. Who booked this crap?
On the next Fox Mask: Can Fox recover from the most humiliating los of his career?
12-08-2004, 02:56 PM
October, Week 1
It seemed that Fox was finding his place as both a heel utility player and as a stalwart foe of the Lobby/Calamari/Shrimp stable. Tonight, he was teamed with Warlord Agony against Lobby and Squiddie. Fox considered changing his name to Warlord Torture, but decided it didn't fit him. Agony started with Lobby. Agony beganwith a headbutt, followed by a two-minute choke hold that got multiple wanring form the ref before Lobby broke free. After more sleepers and choking, Lobby tagged out only four minutes into the match. It didn't change Agony's gameplan of "Hit the other guy in the head. Often." at all. At ten minutes, Agony went for a chokeslam but Calamari slipped out, kicked Agony down, and tagged Lobby back in. Ref bump on a whip, bulldog, more punches ot the head, and Agony tags out, his work done. The ref recovers in time ot see Fox hoist Lobby up to the top turnbuckle and bring him driving down wiht a top-rope DDT, busting him wide open. At 13:00, Fox avenged his four-minute loss by pinning Lobby after a single move for the one, two, thrKICKOUT???? Superkick, miss. Facebuster, miss. GMK, miss. Ground roundhouse kick, miss, and Lobby tags out to Calamari. Fox played Slap The Squid, hoisted him to the top turnbuckle, and delivered another top-rope DDT! 1-2-3 at 17:00 for the win in a B- match.
The next week was PPV week, and Fox was begining to get a feel for this 'Johnathan Sasune' character... strange thinking of his real name as a character... but he was ****y, good at what he does, but feels more in control when he sends larger men at his enemies before finishing them off. With that in mind, he went into SWF: Let The Games Begin with the determination to never let another 'Lobby Fall' happen again.
It wouldn't happen that night, that's for sure. Fox was left off his first SWF card while two seperate tag teams were split up into singles matches against random men. Fox felt... well, like an opener, which he was, but for the first time he felt... small-time.
The next night, however, he'd have a match against Groucho Bling, who had lost ot Squeeky McClean at Games. The match went back and forth, Fox on the losing end of things until he was able to get Groucho outside and hit a few russian legsweeps onto chairs. But Groucho was able to take control again and Fox was obviously on the losing end of things as the fight went back inside, and every big move was avoided or broken. One slingshot legdrop later, Fox was hearing the ref count, and at 20:00, Bling got the win. Match rating: C+
Meanwhile, Christian Faith won his 20th straight title defense.
Next time, on Fox Mask: Can the winnign streak begin again? And have we had the last of the Underwater Squad?
12-08-2004, 04:31 PM
October, Weeks 3 and 4
Fox may have lost matches during his indy career, but for the most part, those weren't on national, even global, television. And they certainly weren't as embarasing.
For his next match, Fox was worried. His confidence was slowly starting to ebb, and he was wondering if everyone hadn't just been going easy on him. And sure enough, he had a feeling things were not going to go his way.
Fox v Lobster, Redux: This time, it was a tables match, which for some reason didn't make Fox feel happier. At four minutes, karma kicked in as Fox tried to bodyslam Lobby throuh the table, and Lobby fell on top of Fox, triggering a bad flashback. The two fought back and forth, both avoiding anything that would put them through a table, until Fox won his redemption at 19:00 with a back suplex. D.
In world news, North of the Border had become a Gloal promotion, AAA had gone to Cult and was getting a TV show. CGC had fallen to Cult status, and Alex Decolt had stopped down as head booker, to be replaced by Corporal Doom. CGC then made a rash of signings, including Fox's friend Acid.
The next week, Fox was teamed with Andre Jones against Jumbo Shrimp and Robbie Retro in a single-table match. Fox started with Retro, and figured this would be a piece of cake. A long arm wringer and some top-rope moves, and Fox was large and in charge. One sudden spinebuster later, Robbie was tagging out at... you guessed it... four minutes. Fox took Shrimp outside and, after landing a flying elbow drop, put Shrimp on the announce table for another one, but this time Shirmp rolled off. After receiving one hell of a beating, Fox rolled Shrimp back in and tagged in Andre. Andre was a young rookie who had almost no experience before coming to SWF, and it was showing. But experience doesn't factor into a series of low blows, and with Jumbo's Shrimp in great pain, Andre tagged Fox back in at 18:00. Fox put Jumbo on the table and went for the turnbuckle, but was distracted by Shane Sneer. Shrimp clubbed Fox's back, but he slipped out of the DDT attempt and put Jumbo back on the table. Back to the turnbuckle... ook at the hangtime on that moonsault... through the table for the win! 20:00 of a C match wiht a rookie? Good enough for me.
On the next Fox Mask: The winning streak returns. Can Fox keep control of his enthusiasm?
12-09-2004, 12:32 PM
September, Week 1 into 2
It was a fair bet that the win streak would continue, as Fox teamed with Bart Biggz to fight... Robbie Retro. Two on one. How could he lose, especially with Bart starting? And Bart's manager, Farrah? Bart wore Robbie down quickly, but took a few hits on the way and tagged Fox in at 6:00. Fox did his job, but missed a moonsault that nearly resulted in a pinfall for Robbie! Angry, Fox delivered his trademark slap, shoved Robbie to the corner, and you know what comes next... top rope DDT! Robbie was busted open and pinned at 12:00. C+.
Fox was considering asking to be moved up the card and fight for the North American title... and then realized who had beaten Remo for it. Sam Keith. Lets stay away from that for a while.
The next week was SWF: Break Like The Wind, and it's a wonder Spinal Tap hadn't sued them over stealing one of their album titles (Personally, Fox was waiting for CZCW: Shark Sandwitch). It was going to be big... an eight-man elimination match. Fox was teaming with Andre Jones, William Hayes, and... Calamari Kid? Against Brett Biggz, Robbie Retro, Julian Watson, and Jumbo Shrimp? Who was booking this? In any case, Fox started with Brett, last week's partner's brother. The two fought back and forth until Fox got the clear advantage, hitting a series of high-flying moves. But some quick counters and a stiff kick busted Fox open, and things began looking bad. But a chargin basement dropkick busted Biggz open, and things could go either way... at least, until Biggz tagged out to Shrimp at 10:00. Spending a minute trying to escape, Fox finally tagged in... Calamari. The Oceans Explode! Kid was outmatched, taking the brunt of the offense, but he somehow took Shrimp outside... and got suplexed onto a chair. But the Kid turned things around with liberal use of chairs, drop toe holds, and russian legsweeps, even returning ot the ring for a plancha. But Jumbo bodyslammed him through a table, and things could, again, go either way. But the fight went back inside, and Shrimp tagged in Julian at 20:00. A minute later, Kid tagged in Andre. Of the two rookies, Andre had the speed but Julian had the power. Andre showed off his Mad Chinlock Skills, and was clearly the better of the two. Sure enough, Julian had to tag out at 30:00, and Robbie Retro came in. It would take Andre three minutes to escape Robbie's furious attack, but he would tag in Hayes, who was pretty much your generic heel. Robbie seemed to block everythign thrown at him until Hayes was able to land a suplex, followed by a single leg grapevine, followed by an STF. But Robbie refused to submit, and went back on the offensive, until a series of blows of barely-countered powerbombs forced him to tag out at... 40:00. Brett came back in, and fell on top of Hayes as he tried a bow and arrow lock... but Hayes was able to kick out. Biggz tried to push the advantage, but the blood los from Fox's dropkick early on in the match made him dizzy, and Hayes was able to land a Northern Lights Suplex for the three-count at 42:00 for the first elimination. Shrimp came in, and was busted open by a basement dropkick, but refused ot submit to an STF. Bleeding badly, Jumbo tagged in Julian at 46:00, and Hayes tagged in Fox a minute later. Julian tagged Shrimp back in a minute after that, and Fox went for the win, only to be distracted by Shane Sneer. Finally, Shrimp went for the powerbomb... and Fox fell on top! One! Two! ThrNO! Angry, Fox hit the low blow and went for the turnbuckle, landing a picture-perfect moonsault fo rone, two, thrNO! Superkick! But Fox collapsed ot the mat, bleeding. Shrimp took advantage for a powerbomb... Fox falls out! One! Two! ThrNO! Vertical suplex! Fox falls! ThrNO! Axe kick on Jumbo! ThrNO! And Jumbo tags out at 52:00 to Julian, who hits a backbreaker and tags Shirmp back in. GMK! But once more, Fox collapses and can't cover! Jumbo tried ot tag out, but Fox managed to drag him away from the corner. Twisting neckbreaker, followed by a ground roundhouse kick! ThrNO! Vertical Suplex, Fox falls out, thrNO! Irish whip, superkick missed, and Julian is back in at 54:00. Bleeding, Fox collapsed, and Julian hit a Twisting Face Crusher. One, two, thrNO! Fox avoids another one, reverse DDT Neckbreaker! Up the turnbuckles, moonsault! ThrNO! Julian tagged Shrmip back in at 58:00. Fox tries a roll-up with a handfull of tights, but the ref sees it and warns him against it. GMK! ThrNO! The ref has enough of Shane Sneer and sends him away! Fox goes for the moonsault, but gets dizzy and slips off the second rope! Shrimp tags Julian! Irish whip! REF BUMP! Julian goes for a Bow and Arrow, but Fox falls out! There's no ref to count it! Ref wakes up! Shrimp back in at 63:00, hits a legdrop, Julian back in. Slap! Turnbuckle! But the top drop DDT fails! Shrimp in, vertical suplex, Fox falls! ThrNO! POWERBOMB! One, two, thrNO! Fox is still alive! Irish whip, and there goes the ref again! Everyone is exhausted and battered! Ref up! Legsweep, moonsault missed! Shrimp is too dizzy to notice! Fox gets up... double underhook facebuster! One, two... THREE! Shrimp is Elimination #2 at 68:00! Retro comes in, DDT! PICTURE PERFECT MOONSAULT! ONE! TWO! THREE! Robbie is Elimination #3, still at 68:00! Julian is the last man in, and is busted wide open by a piledriver! He brings Julian to the corner for a top rope DDT, gets him to the top... and collapses on him from blood loss! Julian picks up Fox for a superplex! FOX FALLS ON TOP! ONE, TWO, THRNOOOOOO! Dueling legsweeps! for hits the Ground Roundhouse Kick! One, Two, THREE! The match ends at 72:00! Rating: B (should've involved a table).
Now -that-, my friends, is a pay-per-view quality match.
On the next Fox Mask: SWF has a show the very next day. Will Fox be able to make it after that hellacious match?
12-09-2004, 03:30 PM
September, Week 2 continued into week 4.
The very next night after his stunning three-elimination performance, Fox was given a singles match against Steve Frehley. Frehley started strong, but Fox took things outside and applied a liberal helping of chairs, via suplexes, toe holds, piledrivers, and an axe kick, but was unable to put Frehley away. But a double-underhook facebuster ended things at 16:00, Fox winning a C match.
But the big news that night was the title match, as Christian Faith lost his months-long reign to... Jack Bruce??? Now we know what he got in exchange for defecting from TCW over a year ago... a title reign.
In any case, Fox had a week to relax before he had yet another elimination tag-team match, this time back with Warlord Pain against Skull DeBones and Calamari Kid, who apparently hadn't really turned on Jumbo Shrimp, just... well, been upset, or something. Fox started with Skull, and tagged out after barely a minute, simply bored. Pain, at Fox's direction, took Skull outside and began suplexing onto chairs. Finally, Pain grabbed a chair and got ready to swing it into Skull's back, but Skull jumped forward and picked up Pain, bodyslamming him into the announce table! A bear hug and flurry of seated punches later, Pain was back in the game, but Skull countered a snake eyes and tagged in Calamari. Pain tried to dominate early, but Squiddie was too fast for him, and he quickly became exhausted. A twisting face crusher almost ended things for Pain at 18:00, but he slipped out of the next one and pounced on Calamari with a righteous fury, his fighting spirit causing every punch in his flurry to feel like four! The damage delivered, Pain taged in Fox, who landed a diving DDT and a GMK, busting the Squid open, almost getting an elimination at 19:00. An Axe Kick right afterwards had the same results, and the two danced around until the Squid tagged out at 23:00. A string of missed high-flying moves took it's toll on Fox, as Skull took advantage, but a freak DDT busted Skull open, and Fox saw his chance. To the turnbuckle, Picture-Perfect Moonsault! But skull kicked out just as the clock hit 30:00. Elevated powerbomb, but Fox falls out! One! Two! No! Skull signals for the Skull Krusher, but Fox counters into a diving DDT! GMK! 1-2-NO! Sit-Out Underhook Facebuster! 1-2-3! Skull is eliminated at 32:00! Squid jumps in with a lightning kick, dropping Fox, but misses the basement dropkick! Fox picks Squiddie up, and... THE SLAP! Squid in the corner! Squid to the top! Fox to the top! Fox flips off the crowd to really get the heat going his way! TOP ROPE DDT! ONE! TWO! THR-NO! How in the world? Axe kick countered with a legsweep, flip legdrop, Fox avoids another dropkick and applies a full nelson, driving Squid to the mat. Fox up to the turnbuckles, picture perfect moonsault! Calamari kicks out at 35:00! More dueling kicks as an axe kick is countered with a spinning wheel kick, Squid goes for a lightning kick, countered by a Fox superkick! At 40:00, it's one, two, three for the win! B match.
As the week went by, Fox decided to rnu a few ideas by management, knowing they'd fail... but showing he was looking out for himself. Feuds with Christian Faith and Sam Keith were turned down. But the point was, he asked for them.
The final week of the month was almost like a vacation week, Fox and Remo against Robbie Retro, who seemed ot get put into a lot of bad handicap matches. Fox started, going airborne after a drop toe hold and landing several flying knees and double axe-handles. He dodged a punch, hit a corckscrew legdrop, followed by a half-senton bomb. Robbie woke up to get in several leg-bending submission holds, but Fox recovered with a piledriver and a charging basement dropkick. Up to the turnbuckles, double-footed stomp! And Robbie barely kicked out at 4:00 into the squash. Axe kick countered with a clothesline, Fox avoids the knee pull and whips Robbie to the ropes, but gets caught with a backdrop. Slips out of another knee pull, lands a seated neck plant, to the ropes, moonsault, another kickout at 5:00. Axe kick countered by clothesline again, more knee pulls, Robbie goes for a bodyslam, countered into FOX HUNTING! Another kickout at 7:00. Exhausted, Robbie began to slow down. THE SLAP! CORNER! UP! FLIP-OFF THE FANS! TOP ROPE DDT! Robbie Retro finally gives up the ghost at 13:00. Remo yawns. C+.
Profile update: Overness: USA 63 (+28), Canada 40, Mexico 40, Japan 30, UK 20, Europe 20, Australia 20. Spirit 36 (+18), Power 21 (+9), Tech 28 (+11, peak), Speed 73 (+11), Psych 86 (+6, peak), Stamina 82 (+4), Toughness 59 (+9), Charisma 73 (+3), Mic 69 (+20), Safety 90 (+2, peak), looks 66, Respect 57 (+5).
Contracts: Currently a heel Midcarder with SWF.
Relationships: Friends with both Richard and Jerry Eisen. Not Eric, as previously thought. Also picked up a dislike of Lobster Warrior.
12-10-2004, 03:26 AM
That's a pretty impressive amount of overness gained in the US in such a short amount of time. Good stuff as always.
12-10-2004, 04:05 AM
I sat down today to see if these diaries were worth the read. I think the question has been answered quite convincingly, as I read this entire thread in a single sitting. Great stuff, man. Once I get the program working (hopefully soon), I'm going to try my hand at this myself. You've inspired me.
12-10-2004, 04:06 AM
Oh, and I wanted to add that flipping off the fans before the top rope DDT is a great touch. I think you're adapting quite well to this heel thing.
12-10-2004, 10:32 AM
December, Weeks 1 and 2
For the record, when I say "Flips off the fans to draw heat", that's my way of saying "Uses fighting spirit" without breaking the mood of the match. Thanks for the kind words... and yes, I had a feeling that was a lot of overness, but look at the win streak he had when he first got on TV...
It was the Christmas season, and Fox's present came early. No, he wasn't in the main event... but he was in the pre-main event. Sure, it was a cage match, but it was against one of the most popular ment in SWF recent history: the masked man known as Enygma. It would be a high-flying cage match, to be sure. At leas,t that's what Fox thought, until Enygma tried to out-wrestle him. Trying hard to get away, Fox managed to trip him up. Flying knee! Leg lariat! Corkscrew legdrop! Half-sen... ow, hit the mat, that must've hurt. Enygma relied on brawling and a few technical throws to try and take the advantage, while Fox pushed his speed to the limit, hoping to hit more than he missed. Out of nowhere, irish whip into an axe kick,and Fox was headed for the cage wall! But Enygma pulled him down as he reached the top! Enygma goes for a hammerlock... FOX HUNTING out of nowhere! Enygma is bleeding from under his mask! Fox is goin for the turnbuckles... he's stopping? Turning? Misses the moonsault! Enygma is up and climbing! Fox kips up and pulls him down! Enygma goes nuts, Fox can't escape those blows! But the blood loss makes him dizzy... THE SLAP! CORNER... no, Enygma manages to reverse! Clothesline in the corner, and Fox slips out of the Enygma Variation! But gets caught with a double-arm DDT! Enygma climbs! Fox gets up and goes after him, but he's too later! Enymga is out of the cage at 22:00! C+.
Well... even being in the ring with Enygma was fun, even if Fox didn't win. Cage matches weren't his thing, anyway.
Christmas Clash was the next week, despite it being at least a week and a half from Christmas. Fox began to realize something... he had stopped following WLW, 4C, NYCW, USPW, even TCW. He checked up on the Coastal Zone every month, and took a smug satisfaction in knowing that those two egomaniacs, Nemesis and Eric Tyler, were always in the main event at DAVE... but he didn't follow the 'indy scene' anymore... was he getting a swelled head about his success?
At Christmas Clash, Fox had a match against Freddie Datsun, while Engyma went on to face Joe Sexy. What would had happened, Fox wondered, if he had won? If he hadn't gone for that moonsault? Both men settled into their strategies early, Freddie working over Fox's leg and Fox relying on his kicks and turnbuckle moves. Fox was easily showing he was superior, but Freddie was relentless, and Fox had to make the most of every opening he got... which Freddie made harder as the match went on. Once more, Fox's confidence began to ebb, as Freddie now was a better technical wrestler than Fox at his peak... and knee pulls didn't hurt you if the other guy rolled out of the way. Seeking any advantage he could get, Fox tossed Freddie over the rope and followed with a plancha before the man could even hit the floor, but suffered for his strategy as Freddie suplexed him onto a chair. The fight went back inside, THE SLAP! CORNER! FLIP OFF! TOP ROPE DDT! Okay, that thing desperately needed a name now. ONE! TWO! AND FROM NOWHERE COMES FREDDIE'S MANAGER, ANA GARCIA, TO PULL THE REF OFF! AXE KICK! ONE! TWO! KICKOUT! More back and forth, throws, fighting... ankle lock on Fox! Fox taps at 28:00! B-.
The winning streak was over... now was a streak that needed to be broken. The next night, Fox teamed with Bart Biggz against Frehley and Lobster Warrior in the hopes of snapping that losing streak. Fox and Frehley started, with Fox using his speed and kicks to get ahead, and psyching out Frehley by getting multiple one-counts by falling out of moves. But Frehley was able to work in a series of hard shots while Fox was on the mat, and Fox found himself considering making the first tag. But Fox refused to give up, and hit a string of high-flying moves, legdrops, and finished with a charging basement dropkick that busted Frehley open. But he tried a bit too much as he missed a double-footed stomp and Frehley pulled him down, almost getting a three-count. Frehley went ot tag in Lobby, but Fox pulled him away from the corner and then tagged Bart at 13:00. Bart hit an arm-wringer triple-kick and followed witha slingshot moonsault, but only got two, and the Biggz Up attempt failed. Frehley would then tag in Lobby at 14:00. Bart took Lobby to ringside, using chairs to his advantage, but a Lobster Pinch put a stop to that. Bart's manager Farrah intervened, and got sent ot the back for it. Being outside hurting more than helping, Bart took things back in, where things went much better for him after a series of dropkicks and rolling splashes, followed by a legwhip and another slingshot moonsault for two. A lightning kick put Lobby down... and Fox wanted in? Bart shrugged and tagged at 23:00, and Fox immediately lept to the top of the turnbuckles for the moonsault... and Lobby moved! One! Two! TheNO, Fox barely kicks out. Seated neck plant, but Lobby recovers and Fox slips out of a single-arm DDT, THE SLAP! CORNER! UP! No flipping off the fans this time, as Lobby breaks out of the hold and pushes Fox down. Fox avoids a figure four, Lobby avoids the GMK, LOBSTER TRAP! ONE! TWO! THREE at 26:00, and Fox falls to Loster Warrior, and his own overcompensating overconfidence, yet again. C+.
On the next Fox Mask: Two shows left before the new year. Will Fox start 2006 as a winner, or a loser? And will we decide to start a new thread for 2006, or keep this one going? And will we finally see a name for that top-rope DDT? And will I ever shut up?
12-10-2004, 11:20 AM
December weeks 3 and 4
A return to a higher spot saw Fox teaming with Enforcer Roberts to face Skull DeBones and Enygma in the pre-main event on Supreme Asault TV. Even better, it was one of Fox's specialties... a table match. Fox and Skull started, and just like the last time they met, Skull was the early dominator, causing Fox to tag in Roberts less than a minute into the match. Of the next four minutes, two had to be made up of chinlocks as Roberts went to work. Battered, Skull took tihngs outside, where Roberts ran him into the ring post multiple times. Back in the ring, Roberts locked in an STF, but Skull managed to get out and tag Enygma. Enygma began to out-manuver Roberts, forcing the big man to take him out of the ring, but ot no avail as Enygma continued to be too fast, even sliding a table into the ring while runnign circles around Roberts. Even the Enforcer's mastery of the chinlock failed to help. Three minutes went by where every move attempted was either blocked or broken, on either side. Back in the ring, Roberts took a variety of shots but finally landed a hammerlock back bomb, and made the 'hot tag' to Fox at 26:00. The two men went back and forth, exchanging rapid-fire moves but neither one able to get the other near the table. Legwhip! Legdrop! Basemnt dropkick! Axe kick! DDT THROUGH THE TABLE, and it's now Enygma 1, Fox 1. Pity Enygma doesn't want a feud... but Fox gets the win at 35:00. C.
It was time for the last show of the year. Before the show, Fox took time to reflect on the past. He was glad to be in SWF. The Coastal Zone had changed... gone were Snap Dragon and E.M.M. Moe... hell, except for the Gilberts, Miss Mexico, and Flying Jimmy Foxx, he didn't know most of these people. His family's resteraunt, after losing money, was almost breaking even. And evne with the purchase of that resteraunt, his bank account was barely a grand lower than it was at the begining of the year. 2005 had been good... now to top it off right, with a win.
... Fox was left off the last TV taping of the year.
Taste the irony.
Not even the fact that he was named #114 on the Top 500 Wrestlers of the World list could help him feel better... he knew the list just included North America and Japan. If the Lucha Loonies and Eurotrash had been counted, he'd pobably be down in the 200s.
Oh, well. There's always 2006... he'd come so far, but the last few rungs of the ladder looked so far out of reach...
12-10-2004, 01:56 PM
Fox Mask, Year Two
Johnathan Sasune is known to the Sports Entertainment fan as the brash youngster who showed up in the Supreme Wrestling Federation in late July of 2005. After losing a few matches, he went on a winning streak that was only stopped by Lobster Warrior, leading to several clashes between himself and the stable of Lobster, Calamari Kid, and Jumbo Shrimp. Towards the end of 2005, Sasune seemed to have moved up the ladder a bit, having matches with Skull DeBones and Enygma. He seemed to have come out of nowhere, and had nothing but good things going for him, with his arsenal of kicks and flashy flying stunts, complemented with a handful of vicious power moves and his ability to put on aboe-average matches on a fairly consistent basis.
But to those who follow wrestling, there is another side of Johnathan Sasune. Studying tapes of Japanese Puro and fashioning his own ring attire, the young man got his start on the California independent scene as Fox Mask, building a small following and winning the Coastal Zone Championship. In early 2005, he set his sights on expanding, and after working for several promotions in the US, Japan, and Canada, he received a contract with SWF... where, not wanting to taint the reputation of Fox Mask with the heelish role SWF wanted him to play, he began working under his real name. But a part of him has always felt that, if he were to obtain true fame, there was only one name he could use...
Now approaching his 26th birthday, Johnathan Sasune is living his dream, but begining to realize his limitations. Unable to always deliver what the ans want, and sometimes able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, he has learned all he can about match psychology and technical wrestling. Focusing on his speed and what power he has, he's looking to capture a singles belt... and if the booker is willing, find himself in the main event of an SWF Pay-Per-View. But will it be Fox Mask that rises to stardom, or will the star of the independent circuit be forgotten in a world of fast cars, large apartments, and the crowds that only a global federation can provide?
Snap Suplex Onto Chair. Take Snap Suplex. Remove 'can be done on a chair' and add 'requires a chair'. Wow to 10, Ouch to 30, Stiffness to 20, Body Impact to 40. Raise cheating level and move level to Medium.
Fox Flipoff DDT. Take Top Rope DDT. Remove 'can be done onto chair'. Up Frequency to 30. Lower Wow to 80 (as the crowd knows what's coming, and the expectation offen doesn't match reality).
One more, but that's a surprise...
Yes, I was considering doing this as a new threat... but why break the momentum?
12-13-2004, 11:07 AM
2006, January, Week 1.
A new year, and Fox had been sunk down to the 'eternal midcard' area of the company, where theam you with other people in hopes of someone getting over in ugly matches. Fox was teaming with Texas Pete and Blakc Hat Bailey against High Concept (Elmo and Groucho) and Sam Keith, who was apparently slumming it. Fox saw his chance... if he could pin Keith...
Pete and Keith started the match, your typical brawling / opening style of fight, amazingly with Pete getting the better of it by far, and Keith slowly losing hope, tagging out to Groucho at 7:00. Grouch quickly went to work, wearing down Pete, but was taken outside and bodyslammed onto a chair. But after that, Grouch went to town, and Pete was in trouble, and after a running face smash onto a chair he tried to roll back in... but being exhausted, it was easy for Groucho to catch him and continue the punishment until Pete was able to make a desperate tag to Bailey at 13:00. A few quick moves later, and Groucho tagged in his tag-team partner Elmo. The two fought back and forth until Bailey got in a minute-long Bow and Arrow Lock on Elmo, and that caused a severe shift in the match. Satisfied, Bailey tagged in Fox at 19:00 to finish the match. Fox wanted to pin Keith, but he'd take a win in any case, and after a hard slap landed an Axe Kick on Elmo, but only got two. Elmo tagged Groucho back in, and Fox sighed, proceeding to get his arse kicked as he simply couldn't counter anything. Finally, a desperation wheel-kick counter allowed him to tag Bailey back in at 25:00. Despite wearing Groucho down, Bailey began hurting too, and after a massive piledriver he tagged Fox back in. Fox went for an irish whip, but it got reversed... and Groucho tagged Keith in! Now was Fox's chance to shine... and nearly lost the match, barely kicking out after missing a moonsault. Somehow avoiding a proton lock, Fox landed a reverse DDT neckbreaker and picked up the living legend, shoving him to the corner! Up! Up! and... Keith blocked the Fox Flipoff! Back on the mat, Proton Lock! But Fox refused to tap out, making it ot the ropes. SLAP! CORNER! UP! No, Keith breaks out. Irish Whip, Axe Kick, and a kickout at the last second. And the window closed as Keith tagged out at 37:00 to Elmo. Busted open by an Elmo DDT, Fox knew the smart thing to do would be to tag out... but dammit, he was starting the new year off with a win! SLAP! COR... nope, reversed. Outside the ring, Fox tried looking under the ring apron for something, but Elmo caught up to him... and Fox responded by DDTing him through a table! Back in the ring, DDT, Moonault, only two! Double Underhook Facebuster! And Fox gets the win at 42:00 in a C+ match... but what was he looking for under the ring?
On the next Fox Mask: PPV week, and Fox is looking to go undefeated in 2006 as long as posible. Can he do it?
12-13-2004, 12:10 PM
January, week 2.
SWF: When Hell Freezes Over. Not the main event... not the pre-main... but the pre-pre-main. Which wasn't bad. Fox was facing Steve Frehley again, and this time, felt he'd be much more impressive. It was a nice, simple, one-on-one match. After five minutes, the fight moved outside the ring, and liberal useage of chairs were applied. Frehley, for some reason, kept putting a table in the ring, and the ref kept taking it out, all while fox battered the man (and took a few hits, too). A twisting neckbreaker, and Fox rolled Frehley back into the ring. Irish whipe, axe ki... no, clothesline counter! And a Seated Face Plant busts Fox open! Irishi whip, ref bump, and a piledriver busts Frehley open! Fox takes Frehley outside, missed a plancha, but Frehley can't seize the moment and gets piledriver through the table! Fox gets dizzy, and takes a suplex powerslam! Overhead flip slam, and Fox counters into a divin DDT onto a chair! Back in the ring, just in time for the ref to wake up. Frehley avoids the GMK, but remains lying in a pool of his own blood. Hammerlock kick... CORNER! UP! FOX FLIPOFF DDT! And that's all she wrote at 23:00. B-.
The next night on TV, Fox was back into 'shuffle everyone around' mode, teaming with Rich Money and Remo (w/Jessie) against Frehley, Skull DeBones, and Datsun (w/ Ana Garcia)... in an elimination tables match. Fox and Frehley started, and about four minutes in Fox accidently tagged in Rich Money (Note to self: Post on suggestions board for a 'cancel tag' button when it asks you who you want to tag in). Money worked over Frehley's legs, and tagged Fox back in at 10:00... after all, Fox was the ringleader, directing everyone he teamed with. Fox took Frehley outside, hit a DDT onto a chair, and dropped an Elbowo n Frehley through the table. Skull was the next one in, and Fox tagged out to Remo after taking a few punches. Remo and Skull beat the ever-lovin' crap out of each other until Remo tagged in Fox after a long series of fists while Skull was down. Fox left the ring, slid in a table, hit Skull with a flying leg lariat, set up the table, and DDT'd DeBones through it at 25:00. He then quickly tagged out to Rich Money so he could face the fresh Datsun. Getting the worst of it, Money tagged in Remo at 34:00. Datsun was on fire -- anything he couldn't avoid or slip out of resulted in Ana Garcia distracting the opponent until he could recover. But another long series of Remo punches resulted in Fox getting tagged in for the kill. This time, fox hit the plancha after tossing Datsun out, SLAP! TABLE! CORNER! MOONSAULT! And Fox wins it at 37:00. C+.
Next time, on Fox Mask: 3-0 in 2006. But records mean little when you're still a midcarder. Can the Fox break out of the pack?
12-14-2004, 09:06 AM
January, Weeks 3 and 4
Fox found it oddly interesting that several of the people he disliked... Insane Machine, Booger Man, The Wolverine... had recently been fired. Lets hope SWF didn't pick up their contracts. But then, why would they? These people were nobodies... not like him...
Friday came around, and Fox was given a one-on-one with a former North American Champion. Not Lobby or Sam Keith... but Angry Gilmore. A win here could really make him look good. Angry took control early with jumping moves, but Fox was able to hit a few kicks and launch off the turnbuckles to keep things even before Angry got in a string of diving moves of his own. Showing a hint of strategy, Fox hit a couple dropkicks to Angry's knee, then went for a single leg grapevine. Suplexes from nowhere and a bow-and-arrow lock put the pain on Fox, and a simple fisherman's suplex finished the job, giving Fox his first loss of the year at 20:00 in a C match. That wasn't going to inspire anyone to push him up the card...
Meanwhile, someon backstage told him that Richard Eisen had been refering to one Johnathan 'Fox Mask' Sasune as his best friend. Fox was fairly sure he had a job for life, even if he never became a big star.
The next week was back to familiar territory: Sasune vs Frehley, part... eh, I stopped counting. This time, set inside the confines of a steel cage. Frehley showed uncommon speed, avoiding everything and grabbing Fox off the turnbuckles whenever he went there, until Fox finally got Frehely to the corner and delivered a series of chops and punches, ending with a cartwheel kick. More punishment by Frehley, and Fox sneaks in a DDT and a leg grapevine. Frehley responded with suplexes, until Fox finally put a stop to that with a seated neck plant, and a charging basement dropkick left Frehley dazed. Fox sprinted for the top of the cage, but Frehley recovered just in time to pull him back in. More suplexes, and Fox gets royally ticked off, pushing Frehley into the corner hard enough to bounce his head on the cage. Fox goes up, but Frehley pushes him away. SLAP! CORNER! UP! NO! Fox fell out of a face-first suplex and tried to escape the cage, again being caught at the top. Fox slipped out of a suplex powerslam and landed a springboard spinning kick, and as Frehley began to get up, nailed the GMK! Up, over, down, and Fox escapes the cage at 22:00. C+.
But that night, Fox's hopes of facing Sam Keith for the North American Title faded, as Joe Sexy defeated Keith.
On the next Fox Mask: Undefeated February? And Fox's resteraunt has had a very good two months -- can it last?
12-15-2004, 12:48 AM
Oo Now Read My Diary
12-15-2004, 09:22 AM
February, Weeks 1 and 2.
Fox would start the first week of February undefeated... and would stay that way easily, as he was given the night off.
Well, that's the cheap way to avoid a loss, I guess. But the big news was that Jack Bruce had lost the SWF Heavyweight Title... to Christian Faith. Seeking something to do, Fox went to management and, after his request for a title shot (look, like I'mgonna beat him?) was denied, he worked his way into a feud with Skull DeBones. With luck, it'd be a one-week feud, start on PPV and end the next night.
At SWF: Nothing To Lose, he teamed with Black Hat Bailey against Skull and Sam Keith. It would be a good test of how much chance Fox had at this slightly ill-conceived plan. The answer was 'not very well', as Fox foun it near-impossible to avoid or break through any of Skull's moves, barely landing any of his own. Pride prevented Fox from tagging out, but after a stiff flying knee to Skull, the masked man tagged out at 9:0 to the legend, Sam Keith. In response, Fox tagged in Bailey, and the fight began anew. Amazingly, Beiley got the better of the better-known Keith. Fight spilled outside, cue chairs, yadda yadda, cue table, yadda yadda, Keith tags out at 25:00, battered and beaten. Minute-long surfboard, Bailey tags out at 29:00. Out of the ring, plancha, implant DDT through table, picture-perfect Moonsault, and Skull kicks out at the last second. Axe Kick, same result. Fallout of a vertical suplex, same result. SLAP! CORNER! UP! But Skull is too big for the Fox Flipoff! Skull gets crotched on the ropes and thrown off instead. GMK! Blood! And he -still- kicks out at the last second! Axe kick is countered, and there's the tag to Keith. Avoid the proton lock, back outside the ring, plancha again, Fox tries to put him on the table but the table legs buckle. PROTON LOCK! But Fox manages to slip out after a bit! Irish whip, SLAP! CORNER! TOP! But the DDT is blocked. Fox is kicked away, PROTON LOCK! Fox taps at 38:00, C+.
The next night, Fox had no match again. The feud, perhaps, had been forgotten.
On the next Fox Mask: Will Fox actually get on TV this month?
12-15-2004, 03:47 PM
Wow, I had no clue about this one. Just read it all, good stuff man.
12-16-2004, 09:46 AM
February, Weeks 3 and 4
Time seemed to fly by faster now that Fox was on one show a week. He used to rely on a show a week, being left off a show a week, and occasionally another show or two depending on how the smaller feds were doing. Now... just one. It was... stable, predictable, boring almost.
But who leaves a job with the #1 promotion in the world because they don't get to work enough?
Maybe because they hate being in the midcard shuffle. Fox, Remo, and Rich Money against High Concept and Datsun. Yawn. Same ol' same ol'. Remo and Bling started. Bling pinned Remo on the first move when Remo went for a bodyslam and Bling fell out of it.
... well, pinned, but only got a one-count. I had you for a moment there, didn't I? Bling tags in Datsun at 8:00. Elmo tags in at 17:00. Remo tags in Rich at 18:00, having decimated two men. Money, having destroyed Elmo's leg, tags in Fox at 25:00. Elmo tags to Bling. Fox Flipoff at 30:00, and it's 1, 2... Skull DeBones pulls ref out! Axe kick, gets two. Superkick is ducked and Bling tags in Datsun. Datsun blocks a second Fox Flipoff, but takes a GMK at 33:00 for the three-count. C match.
Well, that was... generic. But the addition of Skull's run-in made it interesting, at least. Meanwhile, the CZCW title had been won by some guy named Jack Geiderocinialanasomething... pity. Even small feds should have a sense of tradition.
The next week was more wacky tag action as Fox and Rich teamed against Elmo and Shrimp. Fox and Elmo started. Fight, dodge, fight, dodge, hold, hold, fly, dodge, over the ropes, baseball slide, chair, chair, DDT through table, piledriver chair, DDT chair, SLAP! DRAG IN! CORNER! UP! But Fox is pushed off the corner. Spinning side kick and a GMK at 12:00, and Elmo kicks out at the last second, tagging in Shrimp right afterwards. Fox takes punishment and tags in Rich at 15:00. Minute-long knee bar. Knee Breaker, followed by three-minute-long knee bar. Jumbo is limping. Knee Lift ountered into a screw legwhip. More knee bar. Finally, Shrimp's manager distracts Rich, but Shrimp is too hobbled to do much. Shrimp's legs are pretty much gone. Money tags in Fox at 31:00, and Fox begins going after the head. Shrimp avoids a DDT, goes for a vertical suplex, but his leg gives out on him and Fox falls on top, almost getting three. And again. Chained driving DDTs, as Fox realizes something: If the midcard is all injured, then he -has- to get to play with the big boys. Elmo looks on, concerned and upset that he can't get tagged in as Shrimp is on the wrong side of the ring. Shrimp avoids another DDT! Full Nelson! Legdrop! And Shrimp is crawling to his partner... Fox can't stop him! Elmo back in! Fox makes the tag to Rich! Elmo dances, dodges, lands dropkicks... Rich with an Irish whip... brass knuckles in his tights! Elmo goes doen, busted open! The ref warns Rich, but doesn't DQ him! ONE! TWO! NO! Fox tagged back in. CORNER! UP! Fox gets pushed down! Double axe handle... no, Elmo saw Fox telegraph a superkick and decided not to jump into his foot. Fox sighs... and gets hit with the axe handle! Elmo... tags in Shrimp???? Stupidest move in the history of SWF right there. Another DDT, and Fox is pickng up an obviously hurting Shrimp... and there's the kill with a decapitating Axe Kick. Shrimp isn't moving. The ref is checking on him and calling for the bell, raisinghis arms over his head in an 'x'. Fox and Rich win at 42:00. C+.
It was a nasty way to in a match... but he and Rich made a good team. Rich worked legs better than the Rockettes, and Fox's arsenal of moves tended to go after the head and neck... and torsos can't fight. Fox conisdered, once this Skull business was over with, to request a tag team with Rich. And in the meantime, PGHW had risen to the global level, and were debuting their own TV show: Action.
The resteraunt? Had it's third money-making month in a row, after a string of losing.
As for Fox? He was wondering just how long feuds were supposed to go on for in this company...
Next time, on Fox Mask: Just how badly hurt is Jumbo Shrimp? And will there be repercussions for Fox's actions?
12-16-2004, 07:49 PM
Shame on you, Fox. Taking out your frustration at being a midcard on Jumbo Shrimp like that. You're the new Amhed Johnson.
Keep up the great diary, man. As you can tell, I'm hooked.
12-16-2004, 09:45 PM
Oo Now Read My Diary
Over at EWB this isn't allowed and I don't know if it is over here but this is no way you're going to get someone to read.
To infinity: I'm loving this. I'm going to be checking out your TEW diary soon but I'm loving Sasune. Maybe one day you can turn face and bring in the Fox Mask but either way, it's all good.
12-17-2004, 08:45 AM
March 2006, Weeks 1 and 2
Don't know when or if Fox'll turn face here... just did it over in Welcome to the Coastal Zone, so it'd just seem redundant... altho I did steal the slap-corner-up-Flipoff for over there... anyway, one last cheap plug, Welcome to the Coastal Zone has been joined by Welcome to the Real World: A WWE diary where Vince has gone nuts, fired a lot of people, and everyone else is trying to figure out why... and why did Gene Snitsky go all shoot-fight on Lita and Kane during a hardcore match?
Back to -this- diary...
Fox had expected something to happen for his treatment of Jumbo Shrimp. After all, Shrimp may not be a bigger star, but he had seniority. Shrimp didn't make the next TV taping. But as punishment, Fox was bumped down the card, given a match against the Calamari Kid early in the show. Unfortunately, he may be working the matchinjured as well, as an offhand comment ot Christian Faith about being able to pull a great match out of the Kid resulted in a brawl. Typical match between these two, high-flying and kicks from Fox, some jumping and headlocks from Squiddie. Fame Dropped by Fox for two at 18:00. GMK got 2 at 20:00. Slap-corner-up-Flipoff at 27:00 got... two. Double underhook facebuster immediately afterwards gets blood and... two. Springboard body press by Squiddie gets two. Axe Kick at 30:00 gets two. Springboard FrankenRana immediately afterwards gets... two, as Skull DeBones shows up and distracts the ref. Spinning Inverted Piledriver is countered, Squid goes for another springboard body press, but Fox falls out on top. Two again. Squid starts feeling the loss of blood, and Fox capitalizes with a Tiger Bomb... for three, at 32:00. B match.
SWF: Awesome Impact. Fox and Rich were teaming again, against Skull and Groucho Bling. Fox and Skull started. Fox went for the turnbuckle early, but Skull stopped him with nerve holds, until Fox managed to escape and the flying began. From there on, it was all kicks and turnbuckle until a missed rana let Skull take control. But Fox managed to slip out of a choke hold and land three charging basement dropkicks in a row, putting things firmly in his favor, but Skull tagged out at 12:00. Fox took Groucho outside, making use of chairs to keep the advantage on his side, but Groucho slapped on a few submission holds to wear Fox down, and eventually took things inside. Refusing to tag in Rich, Fox was sure he could handle things, but a slingshot legdrop ended in a three-count at 19:00, with Fox having never tagged his partner in. C+ match.
The next night, it was tag-team madness again, as Fox teamed with Money, Pete, and Bailey against High Concept, Calamari, and a returning Jumbo Shrimp. Since the player is somewhat bored right now, we're hitting the emergency button, let's see who wins... and it's Fox's team! Yippie skippy!
On the next Fox Mask: Will Fox and Skull ever get a singles match? And based on their last meeting, will Skull be able to survive it without looking bad?
12-17-2004, 12:42 PM
How about renaming the GMK as the "Foxtrot" - he could do a few dance steps before hitting it :p
Or you could give him a sleeper. That cuts off the opponent's air, so it'd be Foxygen Deprivation :D
C'mon, those are some quality fox puns!
The foxtrot'd Rock your Fox off <_<
01-02-2005, 01:35 PM
I wish my reports were as good as these ;) At this point I'm amazed I keep managing to win, let alone do as well at writing it up as you :) Great read!
01-04-2005, 10:07 AM
I think it's time to declare a temporary pause in this one... I'm just getting into my TEW diary again, and have limited time... might try to get this one updated once a week or so.
01-31-2005, 07:44 PM
Boo. You got me so interested that I bought the game [along with TEW]. Oh well, good luck with the TEW.
02-15-2005, 08:49 PM
This dynasty set the bar for all other dynasty which followed in this forum. Truelly a legend dynasty, and one will never see Fox Mask in the same way again. Too bad you did not bring Fox Mask to a World Championship in one of the global fed. But very interesting, and so far longest running, dynasty. Well done!
02-24-2005, 10:49 AM
Eh, what the heck.
March 2006, Week 3.
Johnathan Sasune was given a match against Brett Biggz, one half of the Biggz Boyz. He also hit on ref Farrah Hesketh. Wouldn't you? Right off the bat, the first man to taste canvas is... oops, Farrah, as Sasune goes for a whip, Biggz reverses, and Fox hits Farrah along the way. So much for a date... Brawling leads out to the floor, and then back into the rin, as Fox tries wrestling for a change, locking in a leg grapevine. Brett wiggles free and blocks a retry, so Fox heads for the tunbuckles to fly, using his body as a flying weapon. Brett slowly recovers with elbows, and tries for a bodyslam, but Fox falls on top for a two-count. More elbows from Brett, Fox ducks a clothesline, CORNER! UP! HOWL! FLIPOFF! ONE! TWO! NO! SUPERKI... no, legsweep! Bret goes for the pin! One! Two! No! Brett drops Fox with a dropkick and begins working over his leg, Fox can't seem to get away... Face plant! Fox is back up... and down again after taking a reverse neckbreaker. BIGGZ UP... no, Fox gets out of there. Both men go for kicks, just missing each other's faces. Fox avoids a splash and tosses Biggz to the outside, following with a plancha. Into the ring apron, into the ring post, Biggz recovers and rolls Fox back into the ring. Kicks miss again, Fox avoids some sort of hold, whips Biggz to the ropes, SUPERKICK! ONE! TWO! THR.... WHAT THE HELL? Skull Debones just ran in and pulled Fox off of Biggz! Fox yells at Skull, then turns and jumps, springboard frankenrana! One! Two! No, a kickout. Slingshot to the corner, FOX RUN (aka Swinging Stunning Face Crusher)! Biggz is busted open! ONE! TWO! THR... no! He managed to kick out! Fox is getting desperate, blocked, blocked, Axe Ki... no, another legsweep! Biggz makes the pin! One! Two! And Fox kicks out! That may have taken all Biggz has. Biggs goes for his own superkick, and it's Fox sweeping his other leg out from under him. Biggs with a dropkick and several splashes, waiting for Fox to get up... lightning ki... NO! SUPERKICK COUNTER! ONE! TWO! THREE! Fox wins! Match rating: B.
Fox began wondering if he was ever going to get face-to-face with Skull in the ring... how do you have a feud when all it consists of is the other guy keeping you from getting pins?
02-24-2005, 01:54 PM
Dangit, now I feel like doing one more week... you people are gonna throw my "Welcome to the Coastal Zone" and "Welcome to the Real World" schedules off.
March 2006, Week 4 into April 2006, Week 1.
Someone didn't have faith in Fox's abilities. He found himself in a handicap match with Texas Pete against Groucho Bling. Yay, excitement. It was, well... not a total squash... mainly because Groucho made a huge comeback after Fox had been beating on him for a while. The fact Fox was considering tagging out at one point should say how bad the comeback was. But a GMK at 16:00 ended things, without Pete needing to get into the ring. Match rating: C+
April, Week 1.
Once more, Fox saw no sign of Skull DeBones. He was up in the upper-midcard. Perhaps the feud should be ended and he should start one with someone he'll actually get matches with. This week, he was teaming with Enforcer Roberts and Warlord Pain against Groucho, Lobby, and Frehley. Roberts tagged Fox in after a minute, and Fox went to work on Frehley, and after a huge aerial offensive not seen since the Battle of London, Frehley tagged out at 4:00 to Groucho. Groucho out-sped Fox's offense, leaving Fox no choice but to wrestle, and Lobby tagged in at 6:00. Fow fell out of a suplex for a two-count right off the bat. But after a few Lobster Pinches, Fox tagged in Pain at 9:00. Pain brought the... well... pain... to Lobby, using his face as a punching bag, and Groucho was back in at 10:00. The Clubbing Blow, Choke Hold, and Seated Punch Flurry saw lots of use, and a very beaten Groucho tagged in Frehley at 13:00. Pain began getting discouraged, and tagged back to Fox at 15:00. Outside, the plancha misses, and Fox has a few bad minutes before Frehley takes things back inside. Fox is busted open by some crossface blows, and he's in big trouble. Fox avoids a Frehley's Comet and a spear, and hits a charging basement dropkick. Up to the turnbuckles, Fox gets ****y and goes for a double-foot stomp, but Frehley moves and rolls Fox up for two. Fox tags in Roberts to finish the job at 20:00. Roberts just can't put Frehley away, and Groucho is back in at 22:00. Roberts can't put him away either, and Lobby is in at 24:00. Lobby, deciding he doesn't want to lose, tagsback Frehley at 25:00. Roberts feels slightl embarassed, and falling out of a suplex gets him a two-count, and does so again a minute later. Roberts goes for his brass knucks, but rehley out-punches him. Lobby back at 28:00. Falling out of a Shell Fish Shock gets two. Ref bump at 29:00 means a second Shell Fish Shock fall gets nothing. Tag to Pain at 29:00. Once again, he brings the pain. He goes for an Execution At Dawn, but Lobby is able to counter with a dropkick and tag in Groucho at 30:00. Ref back up at 31:00, followed by Frehley being back in. Running Bulldog, and Pain calls for it... he lands the Execution At Dawn! Three-count at 33:00. Match rating: C+.
Upset, Fox went to Creative and asked them to end the feud with Skull, since nothign was really happening. He wanted a feud with someone more likely to face him. But Create told him they didn't see a reason to ditch 'the Skull thing'.
Argh. What's a former fox-mask-weain' guy to do?
02-24-2005, 02:20 PM
Welcome to the Coastal Zone > *
Screw us - Keep THAT one on schedule!
02-25-2005, 04:57 PM
Okay, W2CZ got a huge update. Let's do a bit here.
April, Weeks 2 and 3. Maybe 4.
SWF: The World Is Watching. Fox had himself a match against Brett Biggz. Skull got Joe Sexy. Why did creative even agree to this feud? Anyway, match. Fox started with a wheel kick and moved right into a series of chops, literally three minutes of chops until Brett reversed and hit one of his own. Technical wrestling ensued, Brett getting the better of things. Legsweep pin gets 2 for Brett at 8:00. Fox gets 2 off a botched suplex at 11:00. More wrestling leads to a half-senton bomb and a missed legdrop. Brett moves to mat-based offense, keeping Fox down and working the knee. Fox manages to escape and land a reverse neckbreaker. A botched bodyslam results in Fox tossing Brett, but missing a plancha. Outside, Brett goes aerial, and Fox takes a tremendous pounding, somehow managing to avoid a superkick. Back in the ring, Brett gets a close 2 out of a high cross body at 20:00. A diving DT leads nowhere, and a series of reversals leads to Fox getting busted open by a superkick... and barely kicking out before 3, at 22:00. High cross body, same result. Fox avoids a Biggz Up, hits a neck plant, folowed by a charging basement dropkick, GMK! ONE! TWO! NO! Biggz counters a piledriver attempt, Biggs goes for a high cross body, Fox rolls through! One! Two! NO! Biggs goes for a twisting neckbreaker, Fox slips out, FOX HUNTING OUT OF NOWHERE! ONE! TWO! THR... SKULL DEBONES! Fox tries for a Foxkick and misses, high cross body, THR.. no! Fox is running on fumes here. another twising neckbreaker, no, FOX HUN... no, Biggz gets away. Dueling kicks, an avoided knee pull, and yet another Fox Hunting avoided. Fox ducks a superkick, but eats a lightning kick. Fox avoids a flying splash, ANOTHER GMK! ONE! TWO! THR... HOW THE HELL? Irish whip, reversed, Fox hits a spinebuster. Misses the superkick, High Cross Body gets 2 for Biggz. We're at 31:00 here, folks. Twisting neckbreaker, high cross body... Fox rolls through again! ONE! TWO! NO! Irish whip, Axe Kick, only a two-count. Another high cross body, again, only a two. Biggz up again, flying body press, Fox can't get a kick up in time to counter, ONE, TWO, THREE! Biggz wins at 35:00! Match rating: B-
That should have ended multiple times...
The next day, Fox drew a match with Freddie Datsun. An attempt to pick a fight with Skull backstage failed. Fox tossed Datsun early and hit a baseball slide. Snap suplex onto a chair. Russian Legsweep onto a chair. Bodyslam onto a chair. Seeing a trend here? Drop Toe Hold... onto a chair. Corckscrew legdrop (no chair). DDT on a chair. Piledriver... no, but good guess, through a table. Fox avoids a double-axe-handle, and another piledriver (chair, this time). Fox slides a table into the ring, but Datsun doesn't want to go in. Legsweep onto a chair, and the pair are back in, just in time for the ref to remove the table. Faceplant busts Freddie wide open. Fox picks Freddie up, to the corner, yip-yip-howl and a Fox Flipoff finishes things at 8:0... NO! He kicked out! Foxki... no, Freddie trips him up! Fox slips out of a knee bar, FOX HUNTING! ONE! TWO! Freddie's manager, Ana Garcia, distracts the ref! Foxkick ducked, and Freddie takes control. Springboard side spin kick, but an axe kick is countered by a clohtesline. Freddie triesto work the knee, but starts feeling the blood loss. Freddie goes outside, they brawl, Fox puts him on a table but misses a moonsault. Table in the ring, Freddie and Fox in the ring, Freddie is up, gets dizzy, table is gone, FOXKICK! Ana interferes again at 17:00. Datsun mounts more of a comeback, wearing Fox down, but he's too weak and Fox puts him in the corner for another Fox Flipoff at 22:00. Ana interferes again and gets sentback to the locker room. Irish whip, ref bump, and Fox is getting annoyed. Neither man can get an advatnage, ref back up, Fox hits a seated face plant but misses the GMK. Hammerlock back bomb, but the axe-kick is countered by a trip. Fox slips out of an ankle lock, FOX HUNTING! NO ANNA THERE! ONE! TWO THR... FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SKULL DEBONES! Fox sends Freddie ot the corner, but gets caught in a belly to belly overhead suplex. Freddie goes for a knee pull, Fox slips out, FOX HUNTING AGAIN! ONE! TWO! THREE at 29:00! Mathc rating: C+.
... C'mon, blood, table, lots of finishers... and a C+?
Next week, Fox got... a rematch with Freddie. ARGH! Once again, throw outside, baseball slide, but Freddie stops any chair-fun from happening... for a little while at least, until Fox gets control back and the head hits metal. Ana distracts Fox for a change, and Fox barely avoids a flying Freddie. Fox picks up a chair and waits for Freddie to stand, and nails him in the knee. He winds up for another shot, focusing every muscle in his body, and as Freddie gets up, he swings... and Freddie moves faster, countering with a chop. Datsun wrestles a bit, but Fox counters with a DDT onto a chair. A running enziguri is countered with a kick to the gut, and Datsun works the knee some more. Fox grabs a chair and waits for Freddie to stand again, but the ref takes it from him, and Datsun hits a clothesline. Freddie eats ringpost, Fox slides a table into the ring and Freddie follows, slap! Table! Turnbuckle! Flying elbow drop through the table! Hammerlock back bomb, and Freddie's really hurting now. Datsun wrestles, working the knee, and avoids Fox's attempts to fly. Overhead belly to belly, but Fox falls out on top, and gets a two-count at 18:00. Fox whips him into the corner, butAna keeps him from going for the Flipoff. Seated face plant, GMK! And there's Ana to break the pin. Atomic drop, of all things, gets a two-count. Spinning headscissors, ground roundhouse kick hits! Only two. Axe kick gets two. Double Underhook Facebuster gets... two. Foxkick gets tripped up. Hammerlock back bomb, moonsault misses, Freddie gets two off the missed moonsault. Out of the ring, plancha misses, DDT on a chair, the two brawl and go back into the ring, irish whip, ref bump, overhead belly to belly. Fox slips out of an ankle lock, FOX HUNTING! No ref tho. Ankle lock, but the ref is still out. Hammerlock back bomb, and the ref is back up. Irish whip, overhead belly-to-belly, Fox falls out, only a two. Anklelock, Fox slips out, FOX HUNTING! Freddie is busted open! ONE! TWO! Dammit, Ana's still out here. Well, not anymore. Freddie rolls away from a moonsault and gets two on a cheap cover. Fox hits a low blow with a cradle, but the ref refuses to count. Corner! Up! Yip-yip-howl, Flipoff! That's Skull DeBones' cue to show up andbreak up the pin. Foxkick immediately after wins it for Fox at 34:00. Rating: B-
That's a bit better. Let's so one more, shall we?
.... ELMO? Is that supposed to be a step up? Another attempt to pick a fight with Skull fails. Oh, and this is a tables match. Elmo starts in control, but Fox kicks him down and delivers a series of flying knees... until one misses. Fox recovers and relies on a flying attack to batter Elmo down. Elmo finally gets out of the way, and the two brawl for a while. Triple-kick, GMK, and Fox throws Elmo out. Plancha misses, Fox avoids an elbow drop, picks up Elmo, and a piledriver through the table ends things anticlimacticly at 13:00. C+.
And so, another month is over, andFox was still no closer to ending (or, really, begining) his feud with Skull DeBones. May was looking to be just like April...
03-01-2005, 09:21 AM
I just found out I'm on GDS's Dynstasy page as the third-most-posted-to dynasty on the boards... including the basketball ones. Kinda cool.
Now if only my TEW ones could have gotten 2,800 views in under 100 posts...
May, Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1's opponent: Groucho Bling. Well... it wasn't Freddie. But it would prove to be a short match, as Fox headed down to the ring only to hear footsteps behind him, turning just in time to take a chair to the face from Skull DeBones... and once more, Fox wondered when Skull would get around to giving a reason for these attacks and interferences. Groucho went right to submission holds, but Fox was able to struggle back and land a few kicks. More holds, and Groucho went for the lightning kick, Fox countering with a rolling wheel kick. Fox tried an areal attack, and the first flying knee hit, but the second was countered by a dropkick. Camel Clutch at 6:00, and Fox refused ot tap out, and gets 2 on falling out of a high cross body. Groucho returns the favor by falling out of an atomic drop for two. But with little to no reason to fear fo his own safety, Fox launched an all-out attack, flying off the turnbuckles with no regard for his own safety. Groucho finally rolled away from a flying elbow, then missed a kick... and Fox rolled him up, grabbing the tights! One! Two! And Groucho kicked out. Axe kick countered into a monkey flip, pancake, slingshot legdrop, and Fox barely kicks out. LOW BLOW! ONE, TWO, no, kickout. Irish whip, reversed, Fox hits a Hot Shot. Running enziguri countered by a dropkick, Groucho tries to go up top, the two struggle, Grouch goes up, and Fox rolls through the high cross body for a two-count. 16 minutes in now. Fox tosses Groucho from the ring and lands a plancha. PILEDRIVER RIGHT THROUGH THE DAMN ANNOUNCE TABLE! Back in, but it only gets two, and Fox is livid. Another Piledriver. But Fox misses the moonsault, and Groucho goes for a cover! Kickout at the last second. Dueling kicks, Fox slips out of a pancake, FOX HUNTING! ONE! TWO! NO! Fox can't believe it, and gets busted open by a lightning kick from Groucho. Slingshot legdrop, this looks like it, one, two... FOX KICKS OUT! High cross body! Two! Fox refuses to die, struggling to his feet! Lightning kick! Seated dropkick! And... the bell? The ref has called for the bell, and is ruling that Fox is no longer physically able to wrestle! Dammit! Match rating: B-
Other than a slightly sore neck, there were no lasting injuries stemming from the match. If not for that damned DeBones, Fox would have had the match won easily.
Week 2: PPV: Handicap week. Fox, Texas Pete, and Warlord Agony against Satsun and Frehley. We don't feel like doing this one, so we hit the emergency finish and win. Match rating: DUD.
Week 2: TV: Fox vs Freddie Datsun. Fox starts with an attack of rollin wheel kicks and Kikkawa Flying Knees, avoiding Ana Garcia's interference. More kicks and flying, mixed up with different kicks and different flying, while avoiding Freddie's attempts to make it a wrestling match. Freddie gets control and begins a long string of mat wrestling that Fox is finally able to shake off, and things look even again. Charging basement dropkick, but the moonsault misses again, and Freddie gets a two-count. He goes for a vertical suplex, FOX HUNTING! But a kickout at the last second. Corner, up, but the Flipoff is blocked. Shoved down, Freddie goes for more wrestling, Fox is up, FOX HUNTING! But Ana Garcia breaks the pin. Y'know, it's really no longer a finisher and more of a transition move. Axe Kick gets tripped up. Swinging Stunning Face Crusher... erm, I mean, FOX RUN! Freddie is busted open. Fox motions for Ana to get in the ring and makes the cover... but Ana stays out and Freddie kicks out anyway. Whip, snap overhead belly to belly, but Fox shifts and falls on Freddie! Two! Hammerlock back bomb, Moonsault! Misses! Two! Ana distracts Fox, and the ref gets rid of her! Ankle lock! But Fox refuses to tap, and Freddie releases as he grows dizzy. FOX HUNTING! ONE! TWO! SKULL DEBO... THREE? No Skull DeBones? He... he forgot about me? Match rating: B-
03-01-2005, 10:21 AM
May, Weeks 3 and 4.
Move change: Fox Hunting is no longer finisher-level, it is now High-level. Success Rate has gone from 85% to 25%. Frequency has gone from 30% to 55%. After those matches with Freddie,it really isn't a finisher anymore as you have to hit it several times.
Week 3: HOLY ****! FINALLY! FOX MASK VS SKULL DEBONES! Some quick scouting: Skull has Power-80, but only Tech-18 and Speed-21. Fox knew what that meant: Hit fast, hit hard, hit often. With his pattented rolling-wheel-kick-kikkawa-knee offense, Fox took control early, but Skull avoided a knee and the two stared each other down. SLAP! ANOTHER KNEE! One-count off a botched bodyslam, and Fox smiles at Skull, saying "One down, two to go." Yeah, in retrospect, doesn't make much sense. Skull continues ot dodge Fox's flying, so Fox tries wrestling, and the two slip out of holds for a few minutes until Fox throws Skull over the ropes. Plancha misses. CHAIR TO THE KNEE! But another one is countered with a scoop bodyslam. Both men eat ringpost. DDT TO THE CHAIR! Fox is looking tired, missing a flying elbow drop. Another DDT onto a chair, as Fox struggles against the much larger man. Fox rolls Skull onto the announce table, and heads for the turnbuckle, but Skull rolls off. Now Skull is putting a table in the ring! The ref removes it while the two continue to brawl outside, Fox narrowly escaping a piledriver. Flace plant onto a chair! Finally nail an elbow drop! Skull goes for a Choke Throw... and Fox slaps him! Skull ducks a Foxkick! Fox slips out of a Skull Krusher! Fox drags Skull into the ring, another slap! Low blow with a rollup, but the ref won't count off the illegal move! GMK! Skull is busted open! ONE! TWO! THRNO! Big legdrop, elevated powerbomb, ONE! TWO! THREE! Skull gets the victory. Match rating: B-, 25:00.
So close... all that time waiting for the feud to have a face-to-face confruntation, and this is what happens.
Week 4: Back to Groucho. Sigh. Aerial attack, followed by a baseball slide to the outside, Bodyslam on a chair, DDT on a chair, Piledriver on a chair, Seated Face Plant on a chair, Fame Dropper on a chair, back into the ring for the pin, and Groucho kicks out at the last second. Corner, reversed! Groucho delivers a series of knife-edged chops! Fox reverses! His own chop! Another reverse, and Fox is dragged out of the corner. irish whipe, reversed, Foxkick is ducked. Fox gets a rollup with a handful of tights, but the ref sees it. GMK! Two! Ref bump, reversed whip, spinebuster! Fox slips out of the ring and pulls something out from under the apron... he holds it up to the crowd, and it's a large stick of wood with 'Mig-25' emblazoned into the side... yes, it's time for the worst pun in sports entertainment, the Foxbat! Groucho is busted open, and the ref is still out and can't do anything about it! And he's hit again! A third time, and Groucho gets in a quick takedown as the ref wakes up. Foxbat to the knee! And the ref is calling for the bell, Fox losing by DQ! Match rating: C+, 21:00.
It's a loss... but a damn satisfying one. Bring on June!
03-01-2005, 10:38 AM
Ha ha ha! :D
Love the Foxbat, baby!
03-01-2005, 10:59 AM
For the record, the Foxbat was put into the editor a -long- time ago... just never got a chance to use it until now. You have no idea how long I was waiting to use that... it may be the definition of 'too far to go for a bad pun'.
03-01-2005, 04:12 PM
June, Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1: TV: Well, not Groucho... but Elmo. Sigh. Elmo actually took an early advantage, but made one mistake: He ticked Fox off. One impressive display of aerial attacks later, Fox was moving on to mat attacks, his trademark head-punishing moves. Over the ropes, but the plancha misses, Diving DDT onto a chair! GMK! Elmo is busted open! Somehow, only a two-count as they go back into the ring. Fox gets another two off of a botched suplex at 17:00. SLAPFIGHT! Elmo goes up top for a double axe-handle... countered into a FOXKICK! 1-2-3 at 20:00! C+, but nice ending.
Also this week, CZCW rose to Regional level. Nice to see the old fed doing good.
Week 2: PPV: Fox and Enforcer Roberts against Elmo and Calamari. Yikes. Even more fun was the surprise ambush by Skull Debones, who went after Fox's arm with a monkey wrench. When do I get to ambush him, huh? Fox's arm was in really bad shape starting out, and it wasn't helped by Emlo launching out of the ring to start the match, beating on him and his arm. Luckily, Fox was able to escape at 3:00 and slide into the ring, tagging in Roberts. Roberts did soem brawling, heading outside to meet Elmo, including a swank rolling neck snap onto a chair. Back inside, ref bump, Elmo tagged to Squiddie at 10:00 and the ref woke up. Backslide on Roberts gets one. Roberts actualy shows some psychology, working on Calamari's arm, but Elmo is tagged back in at 17:00. Roberts tried working the leg, but Elmo kept wearing him down. A charging rollup got a long two-count for Elmo, and a piledriver busted Roberts open. Whip, reversed, Benson's Big Adventure! Roberts is in big troule, and after three attempts, Fox is tagged back in! Elmo's out of the ring! Plancha! DDT through the announce table! Back in the ring... SLAP! CORNER! .... reversed! Elmo tags out at 31:00. Calmari is out of the ring! Plancha misses! PILEDRIVER THROUGH THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE! Fox tries to take Calmari inside, but eats ringpost! Back inside, whip, axe kick! ONE! TWO! THREE! Fox wins despite a bad arm! C+, 34:00.
Week 2: TV: .... Rematch from the PPV. Dangit. Fox and Squiddie start. After several minutes, Fox tosses Squid and hits the baseball slide. Diving DDT onto chair. Piledriver onto chair. Squid takes Fox inside and tags out at 7:00, spent. Outside again, Elmo avoids the baseball slide. Bodyslam onto a chair. Snap Suplex onto a chair. Elmo hit s abodyslam through the table! Um... ow.Fox retaliates with a bodylsam through the other table! Flying knee! Corckscrew legdrop! DDT onto chair! Elmo eats ring post! Piledriver onto chair! Seated neck plant... onto chair! Fox rolls Elmo in, GMK! ONE! TWO! SKULL! Elmo tags out at 14:00. Slingshot to the corner! Swinging Stun... erm, FOXRUN! Kid is busted open! ONE! TWO! THR... NO! How did he kick out of that? Axe Kick! One! Two! Three! It's over! Fox wins without having to tag out! C match, 17:00 minutes.
Well, that was fun... now, where is that wrench-wieldin' ref-pullin' scaredy-cat hiding...
03-02-2005, 04:31 PM
June, weeks 3 and 4
Week 3, TV: Fox vs Frehley. Frehley stars in control, but Fox gets it back, trying to press an airbourne attack despite Frehley's dodging skills. Outside, baseball slide, and more attempts at flying. Frehley eats ringpost. Again. Frehley blocks a third, avoids a DDT on a chair, and takes things inside. Frehely goes nuts with brawling, wearing Fox down. Fox hits a faceplant, Frehley hits a few more punches, and gets sent outisde. Plancha misses. DDT on a chair! Drop toe hold on a chair! Piledriver through the table! But Frehley dodges a GMK and hits a DDT through the other table! Now Frehley's putting another table in the ring and taking Fox inside! Frehly goes for an overhead flip slam... FOXHUNTING! Only a two-count, of course. Fox picks up Frehley and hits a double-underhook facebuster through the table! Frehley is busted wide open! ONE! TWO! SKULL! Corner! Up! Yip-yip-howl... no, Frehley breaks out of the Flipoff and hits an axe-handle. Frehley's Comet... FOXHUNTING counter! Again, only a two. We repeat the corner-yip-push-axehandle bit, must've needed to tape it again for TV or something... Low blow with a cradle! The ref counts! Two! Frehley's Comet! ONE! TWO!.... TEXAS PETE? Pete must be feuding with Frehley, because he just kept him from winning. Snake eyes countered into another Foxhunting! Again, only two. Whip, reversed, spinebuster, GMK! Somehow, only two. Frehley is obviously exhausted, both men are hurting. Corner, up, yip, flipoff is broken, double-axe-handle... countered by a Foxkick! Somehow, still only two! Corner... Foxrun! That gets three, finally, at 29:00. Rating: B.
Week 4: TV: Fox vs Squid. Very early in the show, too... hrm. Somethin's up. Yeap, there's Skull, there's Fox's head, there's a ringpost, there's some blood. Kid waits for Fox to get up, then plancha's him to start the match. Fox tries to fly, but the blood is getting in his eyes early on, and he's in bad shape. Snap suplex onto chair. Diving DDT onto chair. Hammerlock back bomb... onto chair. GMK! Despite an early attack, Fox rolls Squid in and makes the cover at 8:00... and at 8:02, Skull runs in to stop it from ending. Squiddie wears Fox down, as Fox can't seem to hit anything all of a sudden, Slingshot to the corner, Foxrun! Squiddie's bleeding now, too! One, two, three at 16:00. Rating: B-
Bad night for the underwater guys, as Squiddie, Lobby, and Shrimpie all lost.
Next Up: July. What would Skull try next, hitting him with a car?
03-03-2005, 08:22 AM
Good Show Buddy keep it up!
03-03-2005, 10:05 AM
July, Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1, TV: Apparently, there was little faith in Fox's abilities, as he was facing Freddie Datsun again... this time, with Enforcer Roberts as his partner. He didn't need a partner! A bit of an odd happening as before the match even started, Ana Garcia distracted Fox and was thrown out by the ref. Fox, deciding to decline fro partaking in this farce, tagged Roberts in at 1:00 and decided to sit on th eturnbuckle in case Roberts needed his butt saved. Roberts and Datsun brawled around for a bit until Roberts for Datsun in the corner, hitting a long series of chops. Backslide by Datsun gets one. Roberts worked the arm, Datsun worked the leg. After a while, Roberts perched Datsun on the turnbuckle, crotched hm, and tagged in Fox for the kill. Datsun got down in time, but Fox put him right back up there, yipped, howeled, and hit the Flipoff... for two? A Foxkick immediately afterwards got the three-count at 12:00. C+, and longer than it should have been.
Week 2, The Supreme Challenge: Fox, Roberts, and Rich Money facing the team of Lobster Warrior, Jack Bruce, and... Skull DeBones! Finally, a chance to get face-to-face with him again... but that means I'm stuck in a six-man without the option to hit the eject button if I want to get Skull. Dangit. Rich and Lobby started. Lobby tagged Skull at 2:00, and Rich tagged Fox in a minute later. Fox was, it became apparent, outclassed. Fox slides outside fo a breather and a table, and then goes back in... for more of the same. After a beating, Skull tagged out at 7:00 to Bruce, who Fox promtly bodyslammed though the table! Tag to Roberts at 9:00. Bruce tags Lobby at 10:00. Lobby tagged to Skull at 12:00 after having his arm worked over. Four minutes later, replace Lobby with Skull and Skull with Buce. Roberts was accepting his role as the wearer-downer, Rich was the cannon fodder, and Fox wanted the kill. Ref bump on a bad whip, brawling, both men getting their share of hits, tag to Money at 20:00 as Roberts needed a rest. Bruce tags Lobby a minute later after taking punishment ot his knee. Lobby escapes some leg submissions and lands a second-rope dropkick, then tags in Skull at 24:00. Skull dominates Money, but Money somehow gets a Figure Four! Skull won't tap! Tag to Fox! Skull is in trouble! Corner! Top! Yip! Yip! Howl! .... SKULL IS TOO FREAKIN' BIG TO FLIPOFF??? Fox gets down and tosses Skull to the mat, misses a GMK, and Skull tags out to Bruce. Piledriver. Flying double-footed stomp. GMK! Does Fox wait for Skull to get in the ring to get a pin? ... why not? Bruce tags in Lobby. Lobby puts up a hell of a fight, blocking and breaking like crazy, and Fox may actually be in trouble! Rolling Ranas by Lobby! Figure Four! But Fox gets out of it, and he's in trouble. Rollup with tights, but the ref won't count it. Foxrun! Lobby kicks out! Lobby avoids a pair of facebusters, and tags in Skull! SKULL KRUSHER! Fox is busted open! FOX KICKS OUT! GMK is dodged. Skull goes for a sustained suplex... Fox shifts and falls on top! Two! Fox avoids another Skull Krusher, Elevated Powerbob, Fox falls again! Two! SLAP! FOXKICK! TWO! Axe Kick! Two! Skull tags in Bruce at 41:00. Tag to Roberts at 41:15. Bruce tags in Lobby at 42:30. CROSS ARMLOCK! Lobby doesn't tap! Back Cradle Piledriver! Lobby kicks out! Lobby tags to Skull at 45:00. Fox is in! The crowd is hot! DDT! Twisting neckbreaker! GMK! Skull is bleeding! ONE! TWO! THREE! Fox pins Skull at 46:00! Rating: B
Week 2, TV: Fox vs Elmo. Well, so much for the feud. Altho, of interesting note, no Skull on the card tonight. Oh, sure, he gets a night off... No run-in, either... Elmo, somehow, out-wrestles and out-flies Fox, so that leaves one option left... ringside brawling. Baseball slide hits, chairs and ringposts are eaten, Elmo comes back with an array of flyin moves ,but Fox recovers and piledrives him onto a chair before rolling him inside. Flipoff is blocked as Elmo stages a comeback, Elmo with a charging rollup for two! Another! Two! High cross body... FOXKICK COUNTER! Two! SHOCKWAVE FROM NEXT YEAR! FOXKICK COUNTER! Elmo is busted open! ONE! TWO! THRSKULL! CORNER! UP! YIP YIP HOWL! FLIPOFF! ONE! TWO THEKICKOUT??? High cross body gets 2 for Elmo. Whip to the corner... FOXRUN! ONE! TWO! THREE! B-, 29:00. Longer than it needed to be.
Meanwhile, in a big shocker, the Lords of Pain finally lost the SWF Tag Team Titles they had held for nearly a year to... William Hayes and Lobster Warrior?
Next: Will Fox get a one-on-one with Skull?
03-04-2005, 11:53 AM
July, Weeks 3 and 4
Week 3, TV: Fox was left off the card. Seriously, WTF? I'm best buddies with the owner!
Week 4 TV: One on One with Groucho Bling. Fox almost wished he had the week off again. Not much to write about here, except it went way too long, and saw a Foxkick counter get two (using hte last of Groucho's fighting spirit), a double underhook facebuster see Skull run in for two, and finally a sit-out underhook facebuster get three. Yeap, landed three finishers in a row. Yeesh. B-, 30 minutes.
Well, that was a short month...
03-04-2005, 12:24 PM
August, Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1, TV: Once more, left off the card. C'mon, best buds with the owner -and- friends with the head booker, and they do this to me? W'know, if Tommy Cornell didn't hatemy guts, I'd jump to TCW.
Week 2, Welcome to the Jungle: Fox vs Brett Biggz, Cage Match. Fox was actually more over (70 vs 55), and was considering this an insult. Not much to write about here beyond Fox getting his arse handed to him and being unable to land anything solid until a flurry of moves at the 22:00 mark and busting Brett open with a Fox Hunting, almost getting out of the cage. Back inside, more brawling, Fox escapes... corner! Up! Flipoff! And Fox almost gets out before Biggz grabs him again. Fox tried to work on Biggz's legs, but he slipped out and hit a flying body press, then lept for the cage and was up and over before Fox coudl catch him. B-, 31 minutes.
Week 2, TV: Fox v Datsun. We're bored and hit the button. Fox wins. More when I feel like playing again.
03-06-2005, 08:54 PM
Over 3,000 views... I wonder if that's some sort of record...
August, Weeks 3 and 4
Week 3, TV: Frehley again. Should be an easy win. Flying by Fox followed by brawling from Frehley, followed by more flying by Fox. Frehly seemed to be getting the better of things for a few minutes. Fox takes things outside, missing a plancha. Diving DDT onto a chair. DDT, chair. Piledriver, chair. Brawling comeback from Frehley. Frehley eats ringpost. Seated face plant onto a chair. GMK busts Frehley open. Back inside, Frehley kicks out at the last moment. Frehley slips out of a Flipoff. Fox slips out of an overhead fallaway slam for two. Seated face plant, but the GMK is dodged. Fox goes for a rollup and grabs the tights, gets two. Axe kick countered by a clothesline. Fox hunting gets two-point-five. Low blow with a cradle, but the ref won't count. Flipoff and Foxrun are both avoided. Frehley's comet is avoided twice. Fox Hunting gets another two. Frehley is exhausted. Axe kick gets two. Corner! Up! Howl! Flipoff! One! Two! Skull! GMK hits and somehow only gets two. Double underhook facebuster that needs a name gets three at 32:00. B-.
Enygma defeated Joe Sexy for the North American Title.
Week 4, TV: ... Curtain-jerking against Elmo? Seriously, WTF? But it was livened up a bit by the pre-match Skull attack, involving a can of mace to Fox's face. Elmos tarts in control. Fox fights back. Fox learns that the Kikkawa Flying Knee can be countered by a Samoan Drop somehow. Fox keeps at the flying, wearing Elmo down. Elmo thrown outside, Fox throws himself outside after but misses the plancha. Diving DDT onto a chair. Fox puts Elmo on the table, climbs to the turnbuckle, misses the moonsault. Kneeling jaw breaker makes Fox bite his tongue and start bleeding. Seated face plant onto a chair. High cross bosy countered by a Foxkick. Back into the ring, gets two. Fox gets dizzy, but manages to avoid a Shockwave from Next Year. Fox somehow gets a two-count by falling on a flying forearm. DDT busts Elmo open. Elmo tries a series of high-cross-bodies, Fox rolling through about half of them. Ref bump. Fox takes thingsoutside and gets the FOXBAT but Elmo punches him before he can swing. Ref wakes up, and Fox drops the bat quickly. Double-underhook facebuster gets two... for Elmo! Foxrun gets two. Elmo is exhausted. Fox isn't. Fox Hunting draws out Skull to break the pin. GMK finally gets three at 40:00. B-.
03-06-2005, 09:15 PM
September, Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1, TV: Curtain-jerking again, against Freddie Datsun. In a tables match. Fox surprises the hell out of his opponent by trying to wrestle, working over the knee with grapevines and dropkicks and chop blocks. A simple bodyslam through the table ends things at 17:00. D.
Week 2, Under Control: Fox vs Skull, Round Two. Debones Shaker starts off the match in a bad way. Fox gives up on an aerial attack early on, and tries to stay grounded. Long series of chops in the corner gets Skull weezing, and Fox makes the mistake of going up top again, and Skull rolls away from a senton. Big exchange of blows, nobody getting in two in a row. Fox falls out of a powerbomb for two. Fox avoids a Skull Krusher. Fox falls out of another powerbomb. SLAP! Skull is exhausted. Fox has the stamina to go all night. Skull Krusher busts Fox open and gets 3 at 25:00. Feud over. Match rating: B-.
Week 2 TV: Fox vs Lobby. We hit the button... and lose. Eh.
03-07-2005, 11:35 AM
September, Week 3 to October, Week 2.
They tell me they want eight weeks between feuds at my level. Maybe I should feud with someone they put me against on a regular basis, just to get the wins. But then I risk having a long-drawn out feud with someone I'm sick of seeing already. Well, I have time to consider it.
Week 3, TV: Handicap match, Fox, Pete, and Andre Jones against Frehley and Brett Biggz. Um... eject. Dud. We're kinda sick of multi-man handicap matches. We win, tho.
Joe Sexy defeated Enygma to win back the North American Title. so much for the hope of feuding with Enygma over it.
Week 4, TV: Fox, Julian Watson, and Stuart Ferdinand vs Freddie Datsun and Brett Biggz. Curtain-jerking this time. I swear, the game knows that these annoy me. Eject! We win! DUD.
October, Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1, TV: Fox vs Sam Keith. Now this was a little more like it. A win here could really move me up in the company. My first kick is countered, and it goes downhill from there until I'm able to get control and deliver my patented Aerial Offense... kick, Kikkawa, Kikkawa, Axe Handle, repeat. I throw in some chops followed by a cartwheel kick, just for good measure. A seated face plant lets me drop a series of elbows. Hammerlock back bomb lets me land a charging basement dropkick, and I realize... I'm totally dominating a legend. Oh, crap, he's going to make a comeback. Yeap, here come the punches, punch flurries... punch, punch flurriy... punch, punch flurry... suplex... gah. I finally get t othe turnbuckle and hit a flying leg lariat to chill him out. Springboard side spinkick hits, and I'm making him look... well, bad. So lets make it worse, and throw him outside. Okay, he rolls me back in and won't leave again. I can't land anything, I can't avoid anything... I'm in trouble. I avoid a bionic elbow (finally!) and hit a Fame Dropper for two. Double Underhook Facebuster gets... three? At 22:00, that came out of nowhere. Rating: C.
But, hey, it's a win over Sam Keith.
Week 2, Let The Games Begin: In the pre-main-event, it was Fox one on one with... Skull DeBones? Aw, crap... well, let's try to get the win this time. He owes me one... two... okay, a lot... now, remembering previous matches, I have to stay away from him. If he gets me on the mat, I'm toast. So no flying that could lead to my falling. I get him in the corner for some chops, that lasts all of a minute. Six minutes later, I'm deciding "The hell the plan, this guy hurts" and kick him down, heading for the turnbuckles. Amazingly enough, I'm able to keep him down for knees and axehandles, and even a legdrop, an elbow drop... the senton was getting a bit ****y tho, and he moved. I recall something about a 'vertical base', and begin working on the knee, dropkicks and chop blocks. We're both hurting, but I'm getting him just as bad as he's getting me. But the man hits like a freight train, and I'm trying to avoid him as best I can. I land a low blow and cradle him, but he kicks out at two. I grab the tights, but the ref sees it. He tries a clothesline, I duck and pull down the ropes to send him out. I hit the plancha, for a change. DDT on a chair. He tries to pound on me, I manage to get away and slide a table into the ring. It's the only way I'll win. He suplexes me, I have to twise away from the table, and finally manage to get him dazed and on it. Up the turnbuckle. Yip-yip-howl, moonsault... and he rolls off the table. Thud. I think I'm being covered. Kickout at two. SLAP! I miss the Foxkick! Skull Krusher! I'm bleeding. One. Two. Three. B-, 24:00. Well... it was a good effort.
Week 2, TV: I'm punished by being given Fox, Rich Money, and Remo vs Lobby and Frehley. Eject! We win.
In the main event of that show, Joe Sexy loses the SWF Title to... Skull DeBones.
03-07-2005, 08:50 PM
In the main event of that show, Joe Sexy loses the SWF Title to... Skull DeBones.
I can't help but laugh.... Sorry. :P
03-10-2005, 02:26 PM
Hey, I laughed at it too... in between swears.
October, Weeks 3 and 4.
Week 3, TV: Fox and Warlord Agony vs Sam Keith and Skull DeBones. Sure, -now- I get all the matches against him. Well, maybe with a good showing... Fox and Sam start. Fox combined his flying with some leg-based matwork, while Keith simply did his avoid-and-hit routine. Keith tagged in Skull at 6:00 after slipping out of a leg grapevine. Skull went right to work with restholds and punches. Feel the workrate! Fox tagged in Agony at 8:00 to deal with the big man. After some boring brawling, Skull tagged out at 16:00. Keith took the fight to Agony, avoid most of his shots, but what hit... hurt. Keith tagged out again at 20:00. At 23:00, an exhausted Agony tagged out to Fox. Skull rolled through a high cross body for one, Fox fell out of a bodyslam for two. Skull takes a few good flying elbows, and tags back to Keith at 27:00, who is promptly busted open by a DDT. A two-minute leg grapevine follows. Keith takes more punishment and tags in Skull at 32:00. After another long grapevine, Skull is exhausted, but avoids a GMK. Missed moonsault gets 2 for Skull, and Keith is back in at 36:00. A stiff thrust kick sends Fox reeling, and he tags in Agony. CHOKESLAM! Tag to Fox. GMK is somehow avoided, twice. Fox steps back to allow Sam to tag out... and ref doesn't see it, and insists Skull get out of the ring! Dammit, Fox -wants- Skull in the ring! Backbreaker by Keith, and he goes to tag out again, and this time Fox grabs the ref and makes him watch the tag! Skull Krusher countered into a diving DDT. GMK! ONE! TWO THR... EE? Fox pins SWF World Champion Skull DeBones at 44:00! Rating: C+.
Fox had officially moves from Midcarder to Upper Midcarder. Being an upper-midcarded came with certain perks... like less time between the feuds Creative would use you in. Fox promptly requested, and was granted, another feud with Skull, using the tag-team pin as a starting point.
Week 4, TV: Eager to see how the feud would start, Fox looked for Skull's name on the card. Skull, Keith, and Enygma. Great, who were Fox's partners? Remo, Jack Bruce, Squeek McClean... no Fox? No Fox on the entire card? WTF???
It's no wonder HGC is beating us... wait, are they beating us? Can't really tell...
03-10-2005, 02:56 PM
I don't think HGC is beating you... I mean, HGC is dead after all :p
03-10-2005, 03:09 PM
Since Tommy Cornell hates Fox Mask in this dynasty, Fox refuses to refer to HGC as TCW or whatever it's called.
03-10-2005, 03:15 PM
Meh. **** Tommy Cornell. He thinks he's cool because this universe is named after him. It should so be named... um... something else!
Although CornellVerse does sound better then StrongVerse, KikkkawaVerse, DeColtVerse, EisenVerse, etc. >_>
03-10-2005, 04:22 PM
November, Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1, TV: Team Fox (Remo, Bruce, McClean) vs Team Skull (Keith, Lobby, Frehley). That's an ugly match. Torn between my desire to pin Skull and my desire to not do this for the next hour, I hit the button. DUD. Winner: Team Fox.
Week 2, Break Like The Wind: Fox Mask vs Skull DeBones! Well, actually, Fox Mask (with Robbie Retro and Stuart Ferdinand) vs Skull DeBones (with Remo). And we're curtain-jerking. Um... I hate handicap matches. Eject! DUD. Winner: Team Fox.
Week 2, TV: Fox vs... Lobby. Eh. Fox owns most of the match, working on Lobby's leg. Fox puts Lobby in the corner for the Flipoff, but Lobby stages a comeback, reversing and punishing Fox. Fox takes things outside when he's unable to finish Lobby, making use of chairs at ringside. A table into the ring, Lobby into the ring, Fox into the ring, piledriver through the table. Lobby kicks out. Fox leaves the ring and puts in another table. The ref throws it out. Fox puts in another one and yells at the ref. Fox misses a moonsualt and goes through the table himself, barely kicking out at two. Lobby is busted open by a Fox Hunting for two. GMK gets 2 at 30:00 and it's been about 15:00 more than it should have taken Fox to win. Ref bump, Shell Fish Shock, no count. Figure Four, Fox taps, but no ref. High Cross Body, no count. Lobster Trap! No ref! Fox Hunting! Ref is up! ONE! TWO! SKULL! Sit-out underhook facebuster by Fox! Lobby somehow manages to kick out! Lobster Trap! ONE! TWO! THREE! 34:00, B-.
Ah, we're back to "I would have won if not for Skull" routine... but it should lead to a title match eventually... if Skull doesn't manage to lose it before we meet.
03-12-2005, 04:19 AM
It should be called PeerVerse for infinitywpi work with "Now entering the Coastal Zone"!
03-12-2005, 01:41 PM
Hell, no. It's Ryland's toybox... I'm just playing with it. Rylandverse if nothing else...
04-15-2005, 12:20 PM
November, Weeks 3 and 4
Week 3, TV: Fox and Warlord Pain vs Team Iron, while Skull DeBones faced Runaway Train. Team Iron is William Hayes and Lobster Warrior. Hey, don't ask me, I didn't make it. But this is, apparently, for the SWF Tag Team Titles, which keeps me from hitting the Eject button. Fox and Lobby start. Lobby controls for a good while until Fox is able to tag in Pain. Lobby tags in Hayes right afterwards. Hayes get brutalized in and out of the ring, and tags Lobby back in at 11:00. Three minutes later, a bruised Lobby is tagging back out. Getting tired, Pain tags Fox back in at 17:00. Arm wringer triple kick! Corkscrew Legdrop! Charging Basement Dropkick! Hayes desperately tags Lobby back in. Lobby regains control, and Fox can't seem to avoid anything until he sends Lobby over the ropes! Plancha! DDT to a chair! Lobby doesn't like that and goes nuts! Fox recovers by smashing Lobby into the ringpost and busting him open! Dropkick takes out Lobby's knee! Back in the ring, Lobby ducks the GMK and tags out at 25:00. Vertical suplex, Fox falls on top for a near three. CORNER! TOP! YIP YIP HOW... owww, Fox gets pushed off. Piledriver, GMK is ducked again, and Lobby is back in. Fox looks back at Pain... and decides to finish it. Slips out of a backbreaker, FOX HUNTING! But no, only two, as usual. But a sit-down underhook facebuster hits, one, two, three. Your winners, and new SWF World Tag Team Champions, Johnathan Sasune and Warlord Pain: Reckless Life! (30 minutes, C match)
Fox decided the bookers must be crazy... but he was holding gold in the SWF. And Skull managed to retain against Train, so his shot at the big belt was still there...
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