The commercial break ends and the main event begins.
The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Cheyenne, WY, weighing in at 340 pounds… MARK HARRISON!
The crowd has mixed reactions as Harrison, clad in a blue t-shirt and black jeans, enters the ring slowly, a bit of an upset look on his face.
Mark doesn’t look too happy to be here. But why wouldn’t he be? He’s in the main event!
I think it’s more about who his opponent is.
And his opponent, from New Orleans, LA (the crowd explodes at the mention of the hometown), weighing in at 235 pounds… JOE KING!
Joe King emerges from the bottom of the stage, seated on a golden throne with purple velvet on it, wearing long black tights, a huge royal coat of sorts, and a crown. The crowd explodes at the sight of their hometown hero as two anonymous women appear, one taking the crown and one taking the coat. King walks to the ring, a big smile on his face, as he hops onto the top rope and shouts, “Behold the King!”
Looks like everyone is happy to see their hometown superstar in the main event!
Joe is very technical; I just hope that Harrison’s size won’t be too much of an obstacle for him to overcome.
LOWO Heavyweight Championship Tournament Round One Match
Mark Harrison vs. Joe King
Mark wastes no time, charging forward and hitting a massive shoulder block, going for a quick cover.
Joe easily kicks out.
Harrison bolting in at the very start!
At least it hasn’t ended yet- I still feel sorry for Andre.
Mark, obviously frustrated with not getting the win from the beginning, hoists Joe back up and locks him in a Full Nelson.
Interesting… Mark’s using a submission hold against a technical wrestler.
Isn’t that just plain stupid?
Although he struggles with the size of Mark’s arms, Joe manages to squeeze free, ramming his elbow multiple times into Mark’s ribs. Joe then takes down Mark with a drop toe hold and locks a single-leg crab onto the big man.
Joe counters with a submission of his own!
This might be it right here!
Mark manages to rise up on his other leg, breaking free of the submission, before grabbing Joe and hitting a Full Nelson Suplex for a quick pin.
Joe manages to get his shoulder up.
What a counter from Harrison!
Things might be turning around- a shame if King loses in the first round, in his hometown to boot.
Harrison, even more frustrated than before, picks King back up and hits a Full Nelson Slam for another pin.
Here is your winner, MARK-
The ref begins to signal “no,” as the clip is replayed on the titantron. It is shown that, at 2, Joe had managed to get his foot on the rope before 3, but the ref didn’t notice until after the call to ring the bell was made.
So, the match isn’t over?
It looks like they will restart the match. Can they really do that?
The crowd falls silent as Leon enters the center of the ring.
Our referee has reversed the decision! The attempted pin failed. The match will be restarted right now!
The crowd begins to cheer as Mark Harrison becomes angrier than he’d been before. He gets in the ref’s face and begins to argue with him before being forced to re-enter his corner. Joe, just now finding out what had happened, makes his way to the corner as Leon exits the ring and the match resumes.
Harrison, in total anger, charges forward and grabs Joe by the neck. He attempts the Choke Bomb, but Joe manages to slip out of Mark’s grasp and Irish whips him, hitting the Spinebuster for a pin.
Mark manages to kick out.
Did you just see that? Joe hit a spinebuster on a man a quarter of a foot taller and 100 pounds heavier!
Now THAT’S power.
Joe wastes no time, attempting to lock in Kingdom Come, but Mark kicks Joe away and rises to his feet. He then rams Joe with another huge shoulder block, and hovers over him, waiting to hit the Choke Bomb.
This might be the end for Joe King.
Well, Shāh Māt, everyone.
When Joe finally makes it to his feet, Mark grabs him by the neck for the Choke Bomb, but Joe again slips away and hits a double leg takedown, locking in Kingdom Come on Mark at the center of the ring.
Kingdom Come is locked in!
What a counter! Center of the ring; Mark has nowhere to go!
Mark tries desperately to break the hold, but Joe only cinches it tighter. Mark then tries to drag himself to the ropes, but Joe won’t let him budge. With nowhere to go and nothing to do, Mark taps out.
Here is your winner by submission, JOE KING!
The crowd cheers massively as Joe releases Mark and the ref raises his hand in victory. Upon turning around, however, Mark rises and hits both Joe and the ref with a Choke Bomb.
Mark has no reason to be happy, but this is just pure madness!
Shield me, Steven!
Mark hits three more Choke Bombs on Joe before apparently being satisfied, steps out of the ring, and walks up the ramp.
Well, ladies and gentlemen… thank you for joining us. We’ll see you next week as the first rounds of our tournaments continue.
Somebody please call a paramedic!
Show ends with the screen panning Mark Harrison on the stage, a sadistic smile on his face, the titantron above him showing Joe King sprawled out in the middle of the ring, the crowd booing the loudest they had all night.
Confirmed for next week…
• The tournaments continue! Match card to be posted on LOWO’s website at a later date.
• Mark Harrison to explain his actions!
• Will Joe King be present?
Find out next time!
Any reviews posted after this until the 2nd show goes up next week will be highly appreciated!