WAR Petrov Part 1: Man Without A Trace Sept 21, 2017 23:26:06 GMT -5 John Rabid, "Iron Heart" Ethan King, and 1 more like this
Post by petrov on Sept 21, 2017 23:26:06 GMT -5
Part 1: Like Pamela
(UCI Infinity 2/27/17)
(UCI Infinity 2/27/17)
Jim Duggan: Looks like Kraven Killjoy may be our nineteenth man, jumping through the crowd like Cameron did earlier!
Gravedigger: Is that a machete in his hand?!
Jimmy Garcia: That’s not legal, is it?
Jim Duggan: I’m not sure what reality even is at this point!
Gravedigger: Duck, Petrov!
Jimmy Garcia: WHAT…
Jim Duggan: Did Kraven really just….?
Medical staff rush the ringside area of Michigan Stadium, our site for United Championship Infinite’s first ever “Infinity” event. They take to damage control immediately, quickly trying to gather and cover up the now dismembered Petrov as fans along the rail look on in shock, some leaning a bit too close to the situation.
Staff member: Get back! Get back!
A body bag is unzipped as Petrov’s head and corpse are placed inside.
Staff member: Please, get back!
As soon as the body is loaded up, the medical team straps it in and wheels former brute wrestler up the ramp, ignoring the match continuing on behind them. When they pass through the stage, they’re met by UCI owner Spencer Adams.
Spencer: Fuck, fuck, fuck!
He pulls at his hair in frustration before pushing past a medic, attempting to unzip the top of the bag.
Staff member: Mr. Ad-
Spencer turns away a bit, continuing to swear under his breath as he paces back and forth.
Spencer: Just...leave it here. I’ll take care of the rest.
Staff member: Are you sure?
Spencer: I said I’ll handle it!
After dismissing the crew, Spencer pulls his iPhone out and makes a quick call.
Spencer: Hey, we’ve got a situation on our hands.
Muffled talking comes from the other end of the call.
Spencer: You saw it? Good. Then you already know what I’m talking about and before you ask what we’re gonna do about it, don’t worry. We’ll call it a work and move on. The one thing we can’t afford here is to alert authorities.
The voice on the other end offers up a brief reply.
Spencer: I don’t care what you do with the body. Just..take care of it.
Part 2: John
Inside a dimly lit office space, we find a tired looking man looking through a large window at a room full of machines and medical equipment. He’s soon approached by a female colleague.
Woman: Still obsessing over this one, huh?
Man: I prefer to think of it as working overtime.
Woman: Yeah, well I think twenty hour days goes a bit beyond “overtime”.
Man: What can I say, I’m passionate about this one.
Woman: Still? 2.0 is underperforming in UCI just the same as the original had been the past couple years of it’s career.
Man: Perhaps, but I can’t be the only one that sees the potential here.
Woman: What potential?
Man: This Petrov, he has no connections to anything or anyone aside from what the world knows of him as an athlete.
Woman: Didn’t he date Betty Adams once?
Man: Indeed, but there’s still no record on this guy. No real name, no proof of him being a resident anywhere, nothing.
Woman: Still an underwhelming talent.
Man: Is he though? The man is a brick wall capable of pulling off devastating moves in the blink of an eye. The issue isn’t the talent, it’s the brain behind it. From what we’ve gathered, the original and even the 2.0 version aren’t exactly geniuses.
Woman: I’m still confused about what you see in it then if you’re going to stand here and agree with me on the lack of passable intelligence.
Man: I’ve got a plan here.
She turns toward a small exit as she gathers the rest of her things, speaking over her shoulder towards the male scientist with a strong tone of sarcasm.
Woman: I look forward to seeing how that turns out, assuming you’ve created a military weapon by Monday.
She pushes past the door, leaving the man alone in the space.
If the mind is the issue, I guess that’s where we focus.
Opening a door just to the right of the large window, the scientist steps into the room full of machinery and paces toward a tall tube. Inside of it is what appears to be a very pristine looking Petrov surrounded by a thick, semi-translucent liquid.
2.0 restored the original..
His hand runs along the outside of the glass, admiring the experiment inside of the cell.
3.0 will be unlike anything they’ve seen before..
Part 3: Project Petrov
Woman: Hey, I grabbed us some coffee on my-
She pauses as she steps into the room, taking note of her co-worker furiously hammering away on a computer next to “Petrov’s” pod.
Woman: Still on the Petrov thing I see..
Man: Working on the programming. Big things are happening!
Man: 2.0 was only a slightly superior rebuild of the deceased specimen. This empty vessel gives us a chance at redemption and can lead to big things in sports science. Imagine athletes past their prime being given a second burst of life. ESPN will be more litered with highlights than ever.
Woman: How so?
Man: The goal last time was just to get him back in the mix in UCI. While we have a limited time frame to get this one up and running, we’ve got an opportunity to expose this one to something major.
Woman: What’s that?
Man: At the end of the month, WCF is set to host their sixteenth annual WAR match. As you know, the promotion was Petrov’s original place of employment and Seth Lerch is said to be looking for returning alumni to boost buy rates. I got in contact with the man and have managed to arrange entry.
Woman: Won’t he question...whatever this is you’re creating?
Man: He’s a businessman first. After what we achieve this week, Seth will find himself with a juggernaut of an entrant in his match.
Woman: Right...so what’s this programming you’ve got going then?
Man: The body is ready to go. Now, I’ve just got to add in competitive strategies.
Woman: I’m listening..
Man: Well, there’s over forty others expected to be in this one. I went ahead and got the jump on a more full listing ahead of time. Now it’s just a matter of letting it know HOW to approach those it will be up against.
Woman: Screw it. We’ve got time to kill here. Mind me sitting in on this one?
Man: Not at all, pull up a chair.
The male scientist continues typing, pulling open his list of names.
GREGORY ST. MATTHEWS
(BOTTOM FEEDER, NON-ISSUE)
Threat level: 3/10
A broken man who has taken to self baptism in the way of alcohol and hard drugs. Overall, Gregory is someone driven by impulse which he is likely to die by in a setting like WAR. If pushed, expect a potential fit of blind rage. This will lead to costly mistakes that you will want to take advantage of. Where he is all heart, you will make use of calculated and composed decisions that will leave him on his back. If you find yourself face to face with Gregory, look to aggravate him slightly and then let him feed into your plan.
Woman: So you enter a few tips and he’s supposed to process them and use them to succeed in WAR?
Woman: What happens if they throw him a curveball?
Man: His mind is set to adapt to change. This is just me making sure we’re a step ahead.
Woman: Carry on.
(LOWER TIER, POTENTIAL THREAT)
Threat level: 5/10
Bomber is a veteran in and out of the ring. While this will be his first experience in WCF, he’s expected to bring a degree of craftiness and experience of his own. Some may overlook him, because of this being a debuting talent, but you are not to do the same. Bomber is likely to know the mystery surrounding his abilities and will probably look to let others to overreach. If possible, try observing what he does against other opponents before going after him yourself.
(LOWER TIER THREAT)
Threat level: 4.5/10
Perhaps not as talented as the John who currently hold the TV title and probably not very close to calling himself Alpha champion anytime soon (a title that he tried to obtain, but failed), Johnny Alpha comes to WCF arenas with a cockiness that is near unrivaled in the sport. He believes himself to be near the top of the food chain and a serious threat to win this year’s WAR, although his record says that he’s definitely near the bottom of it.
Johnny is the prototypical “indie darling” with a slight edge to him. For a superstar comparison, Mr. Alpha can be thought of as a rookie Spencer Adams with a lower ceiling/less breakout potential. This competitor may be able to pick off a couple of fellow lower tier prospects, but you will find him to be easy to deal with if/when he attempts to showcase his technical prowess against you. You should look to shut him down by physically overpowering him and landing big shots in order to shake his confidence.
(CURRENT ALPHA CHAMPION, HIGH CEILING NEWCOMER)
Threat level: 6.5/10
Much like Johnny Alpha, Luke Force comes in with a high level of confidence all his own. The difference between the two is easy to tell. While Alpha is expected to be someone who overestimates their talent level, Luke Force has proven to be a very dominant competitor in just a very short time, recently having picked up the Alpha championship after having only wrestled under the WCF banner a few times. He is seen as perhaps the most talented newcomer inside the ring and is expected to impress and likely go very far in this match.
Luke is a mix of things, a competitor who comes with a certain sexual tone to his work, amateurish rapping, and a body/face like a roided out Freddie Mercury. As bizarre as he is, there definitely seems to be an effective method to his madness. Opponents are likely to spend time overanalyzing Luke as he picks off a few of them in impressive fashion. Don’t go after him at first. While you may want to try taking him out of the equation early, it is advised that you don’t. Let the nature of WAR’s length and physicality wear him down before trying to eliminate him.
(FORMER PEOPLE’S/TAG TEAM CHAMPION, UPPER MIDCARD W/EXPERIENCE)
Threat level: 7.5/10
As opposed to those listed so far, Kyle Kemp comes into WAR with just as much WCF experience as anybody, having won championship gold on more than one occasion. Proving to be successful both in solo situations and as part of a team (see #BeachKrew for further reference), WAR is the kind of environment that Kemp should thrive in as he has the ability to thrive with or without assistance from short lived alliances. Kyle likely feels overdue for the sort of major opportunity that winning this match would grant him.
While he may tend to come off as lazy from time to time, Kemp is deceptively quick on his feet. His “Back to the Minors” finisher has legitimate claim as one of the most lethal maneuvers in the sport of pro wrestling and has the ability to take the competition out of the equation in an instant. This move can come out of nowhere and should be avoided at all costs. If possible, look to work Kyle’s legs and try to reduce the effectiveness of this finish. Kemp has historically placed importance on his image as an athlete. If you can pose a serious threat to his health and safety, Kemp will likely take his foot off the gas.
VERY BIG SECURITY
(POSSESS INTERNET CHAMPIONSHIP, MIDCARD LACKEYS TO WORLD CHAMPION)
Threat level: 7.5/10
While proving to have some degree of merit as solo competitors, we’ll be grouping William the Behemoth and Ainsley Ivanovic together as that’s almost certainly how the two of them will approach this match. While someone like Kemp may or may not form a formidable force with another competitor, Very Big Security will definitely have each other’s backs here, especially in the event that Steven Singh is able to retain his world championship. They know it would be in their best interest to make sure one of them gets to a One where their biggest ally (other than each other) very well may still be at top.
Not totally ignoring their ability as individuals (William recently unseating David Sanchez to grab a new trophy and Ainsley managing to hold his own in a ring as well), they can still do damage if the other isn’t present. However, that ability to produce will be reduced greatly. Neither are the most intelligent competitor in this match, but they’re still smart enough to know that they have the size advantage. Depending on the situation, you may want to let the rest of the field gang up on them and steer clear. This could wear both them and the other competitors down significantly.
(FORMER TAG CHAMPION, JOBBER TO THE STARS)
Threat level: 5/10
Due to the sheer volume of matches he’s competed in, Adam Young does have championship experience. However, that by itself would cause someone who didn’t know any better to overestimate this “sick bastard” as something more than underachieving. Adam Young is a champion in the same way that Brian Scalabrine is a champion in the NBA. Anyone who gives Adam Young credit as anything more than that is likely to do so only ironically. Still, Adam Young is someone who will always be his own biggest believer.
He does have a superkick that can pack a punch though and was able to pick up a confusing win over former multi-time world champion Joey Flash once upon a time. If Adam Young is anything, it’s a glutton for punishment and brutality. Expect Adam to sponge up a lot of damage and last awhile on durability alone. He’ll outlast less experienced competitors, but should be easier to take out once he’s had his fair share of in ring exchanges with the established talent who know how to handle him.
(UCI TV CHAMPION, GUEST PARTICIPANT, UNPREDICTABLE)
Threat level: 7.75/10
To call Shadowlove an ego freak isn’t enough. This man continues to reinvent the word “unique” by surpassing moral alignment and bringing to the ring a never wavering swagger that you won’t see from any other talent in the modern wrestling landscape. Shadowlove has experienced in and outside of WCF and has gone toe to toe with the best that UCI has to offer, coming close to becoming their world champion on more than one occasion.
Although he claims to represent UCI to the fullest, Shadowlove lives for all the braggadocios glory he can bring to the Half-Bred mantle. While he may not be the favorite to become the last man standing this year, a win here isn’t out of the question for Shadowlove. He’s very comfortable with this level of competiton. The key is to watch out for any potential assistance he may receive from his manager Ms. Miyamoto or his family who seem willing to take one for the team if it means helping Shadowlove pick up an important victory.
(UCI WORLD CHAMPION, VERY CAPABLE/DANGEROUS)
Threat level: 9/10
On Kevin Bishop’s worst days, he’s still the sort of competitor you want to tread lightly against. On his best, there are few equals to what he brings to the table. Once considered one of the brightest and a future world champion in WCF, Kevin Bishop fell off a bit with a string of unfortunate and crushing losses in the company including one against David Sanchez that led to the removal of “The Plague” moniker the two once shared. Recently though, Bishop was able to pull off a win against big time rival Bonnie Blue to regain his UCI world title.
At this time, many pundits are considering Kevin Bishop to be a wildcard to take it this time around. He’s riding impressive momentum after getting his groove back and would love to get one step closer to being the first competitor to hold both UCI and WCF world titles. This is the time where Bishop is expected to sink or swim in the deep end in WCF. Without a Brotherhood backing him up, it’s Kevin Bishop vs. the world. Expect to fight nobody less than an equal here and to stay focused against him as he will bring the fight he’s in the match at the same time as you.
(FUTURE HALL OF FAMER, PROUD MONSTER)
Threat level: 8.5/10
Some may look at a spotty WCF record and recent programs within the company and accidentally take this man lightly. After all, other than a world title win last year, Oblivion has had a relatively “quiet streak” in the company. However, going by his recent list of accolades alone could prove fatal. A certified psychopath? Check. Actual murderer? Check. Accomplished wrestler and two time world champion? Check again.
Since traveling outside of WCF, Oblivion has seen a solid amount of success and will no doubt look to do big things in his return to the federation. The Monster is just that and will not hesitate to go way beyond what is acceptable in the ring. If any limbs are lost or anyone ends up needing counseling after this, Oblivion will probably be the cause. Oblivion is someone you will find yourself needing to avoid at times. His own madness will always be an advantage. Either slow down the pace and keep him away from weapons or steer clear and let others have a crack at Oblivion.
(FORMER WORLD CHAMP, “THE MACK”)
Threat level: 8.5/10
Steve Orbit has done a lot in WCF. He’s been part of successful teams and accumulated more title reigns than most would hope to sniff. However, despite what he has accomplished, winning a major event such as WAR is something The Mack has yet to do in his career. Surely, Orbit would love to pull of a minor upset here and go to One and add a third world title to his resume. Now that he’s considered more of a part timer, it’s fair to question the chances of an Orbit win in the WAR match.
Remember, that while recent trends (such as being on the losing end of a feud against Logan) may have him a bit more “on the down” than going up, Orbit hasn’t forgotten how to Pimp Slap the taste out of people’s mouths and is still likely to grab some high profile eliminations if nothing else. Unlike some of the other experienced threats in this match, I think it’d be a solid tactic to see what Orbit has to give, see how much he wants the victory. If you get the opportunity within the flow of the contest, brutalize Orbit and use him to make a statement to some of the other established contender’s to this year’s WAR crown.
(FIRST CLASS WCF HALL OF FAMER, CURRENT PEOPLE’S CHAMPION)
Threat level: 10/10
Over the Summer, Gravedigger achieved double grand slam status with People’s and Internet championship wins. Recently, Digger retained his people’s championship against Bishop as part of a very heated and physical feud between the two competitors. While some may look at the veterans of a federation like WCF and try to discredit and label them as lesser or “washed up”, Gravedigger constantly proves that notion wrong more than anybody, seemingly dipping into the fountain of youth as he’s barely missed a beat over the past couple decades.
The important thing to remember is that while it may have been many years ago, Gravedigger has won this match before and knows what it’s going to take to pull off a second WAR win. Some people call it a career when they feel they’ve done enough in their careers to establish themselves as household names, but Gravedigger doesn’t seem content as he continues to strive for excellence in every era of WCF. There is absolutely zero way this competitor finishes anywhere lower than the top ten, so expect him to be a major hurdle later on.
(WCF HALL OF FAMER, 3X WAR WINNER, EXPECTED ENTRANT)
Threat level: 10/10
While it hasn’t been listed officially that Logan is set to compete, the buzz has been flying around the wrestling world that this could spell a return for one of the most despicable people in WCF history. Given who this is and what they’ve done in the past, it’s important for you to be prepared in the event that the predictions are true as many may not pay it any mind since he’s not a confirmed competitor as of this time. There’s no harm in anticipating someone who would be the biggest threat of all and being ready to take him out yourself.
This time around, Logan doesn’t have a group like The Family to feed off and may have something else up his sleeve other than a semi-surprise return being used to catch the rest of the field off guard. Your advantage is staying aware, remaining vigilant. If you’re able to present him with a checkmate situation, he may find himself looking for the answer to fire back at you. Logan knows how to feed off of opportunity and as long as you don’t allow yourself to become one, Logan’s hopes a fourth WAR win will evaporate.
Woman: You about ready to take a break?
Man: Almost, I think one more should do it for right now.
A smile spreads across the scientist’s face as he turns his attention back to the monitor.
(TAG/HARDCORE CHAMPION, FIRST WAR, CONSIDERED A FAVORITE TO WIN)
Threat level: 9.5/10
This is a big one, so pay a bit more attention to this man during the contest. Since his first day in WCF, Andre Holmes has been nothing short of a major success. He’s grabbed a few hardcore titles and is currently on his second tag title reign as well. Working with Jayson Price as part of Mushroom Mandingo has only seemed to elevate this superstar on a competitive level as well as boost his overall confidence ahead of what will be the biggest match in his still young career.
As is the case with a handful of others competing this year, Andre has also enjoyed great success in UCI as well. He’s most well known in that neck of the woods as their first ever triple crown champion and will not be shy about boasting over his success as a journeyman. Much of this success is due to an in ring style you won’t see out of many of his peers. Andre is a skilled combatant with a unique MMA skill set that he’s capable of using to singlehandedly dismantle an opponent whether with submissions or precise striking combinations.
For most of his WCF tenure, Andre has been groomed by his alliances with high profile names in the company. He’s been brought up “the right way” under tutelage that many would kill for. In this one, he’ll find himself across the ring from his current tag partner as well as former allies such as those from the more recent version of Pantheon, Bonnie Blue, and Steve Orbit. It’s important to note that those who helped shape Andre into the top level competitor he’s considered to be will now suddenly be at his throat for a shot at the world title. We’ll have to wait and see how Andre adapts to such adversity, but letting these situations play themselves out before going for the throat would be best.
Woman: That should do it then, yeah?
Man: For now I suppose.
Woman: How long you think before he’s ready?
Man: Give it two or three more days and Petrov 3.0 should be good to go.
Woman: You think he’s got a shot at winning this thing?
Man: It’s what he’s programmed to do.
Woman: You seem confident in this one. Shouldn’t you be more concerned by the competition?
Man: WAR Petrov 2017 is a go. WCF won’t know what hit it.