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Fight Grid LIVE 7/31/2022

Kenn Kenn vs. Christian Justin Fields

(The camera cuts to Maria Del Ray in the ring.)

Maria Del Ray: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…ONE FALL!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(“I Am Jesus” by Infant Sorrow plays to a negative reaction from fans, who haven’t taken a liking to CJF as he arrogantly walks down to the ring, believing he has this match well in hand.)

Maria Del Ray: Introducing first! Hailing out of London, England, weighing in at 218 pounds…HE IS THE CENTER OF ATTENTION…CHRISTIAN JUSTIN FIELDS!!

Ben Knight: CJF has an opportunity to build momentum by knocking off Kenn Kenn.

Clark Ruggerio: Who’s been building momentum himself.

Ben Knight: But if Christian can put forth a good strategy tonight, maybe said momentum will come to a screeching halt.

(‘Sweetest Pie’ by Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa plays to a positive reaction as Kenn Kenn makes his way down the aisle, waving, and blowing kisses to fans.)

Maria Del Ray: And her opponent! Hailing out of Atlanta, Georgia, weighing in at 122 pounds…KENN KENN!!

Ben Knight: Kenn Kenn is a talented performer in between those ropes, we’ve been seeing that on full display.

Clarke Ruggerio: Everyone displays some skill to make it here, but to be successful here is a whole nother story.

Ben Knight: Kenn Kenn can certainly take steps toward that, adding another win under his belt.

(‘Sweetest Pie’ by Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa fades out as the referee signals for the bell to ring with both competitors in the opposite corner.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Ben Knight: The bell has rung, meaning this match is officially underway. Both Kenn Ken and CJF don’t take long to lockup in the center of the ring, but Christian gains the upper hand, driving Kenn Kenn in the corner, pinning him there with the collar and elbow. The referee is gonna have no choice but to intervene here.

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE!

Clark Ruggerio: The referee gets in between to seperate them, but after a slight shove in the corner, showing absolutely no respect for his opponent, Christian backs up in the center of the ring. Kenn Kenn exits out of the corner, and these two lock horns once more, briefly jockeying for position before Kenn Kenn gets grabbed into a standing side headlock.

Ben Knight: Kenn Kenn throws some forearm shots to the rib cage before rebounding Christian off the ropes. BUT FIELDS COME BACK WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE ROPES! Kenn Kenn rolls over to his stomach, forcing Christian to jump over the hurdle made by his opponent, and rebound off the ropes a second time. Kenn Kenn rushes to his feet, and leapfrogs over Christian, who stops himself short behind Kenn Kenn.

Clark Ruggerio: MAT SLAM! The back of Kenn Kenn’s head hits hard, and CJF begins to taunt. Makes sense, after all, he does call himself “The Center of Attention.” The crowd haven’t endeared themselves to this athlete, but they certainly have Kenn Kenn, who kips up to his feet. I don’t think CJF has noticed, having his back turned to his adversary.

Ben Knight: But now he does, and goes for a clothesline on Kenn, who ducks underneath, and runs off the ropes. HURRICANRANA BY KENN KENN TAKES CJF DOWN BRIEFLY! Christian rolls out to the apron, hoping to get some reprieve, but once standing himself up, gets caught with a step-up enziguri!

Clark Ruggerio: Christian falls ringside, right in front of our announcer’s table, and Kenn Kenn runs off the ropes for a MOONSAULT PLANCHA! Not often you see something like this early on! Fields get rolled back into the ring for a cover!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

Ben Knight: Immediate kickout after two, and Kenn Kenn tries to stand Christian up, who gets a second wind, driving Kenn back first into the corner! Knife edge chops echo throughout the arena before Christian tries Irish whipping Kenn Kenn to the opposite corner! …WAIT! KENN KENN WRINGS THE ARM, AND CONNECTS WITH EAT DEFEAT!

Clark Ruggerio: Christian staggers back into the corner, and here comes Kenn Kenn, who charges in! But Christian sends him up and over his shoulder! However, Kenn Kenn caught himself on the apron, and Christian spun around into a roundhouse kick! Christian is groggy as he stumbles back, and Kenn Kenn climbs to the top rope for a BLOCKBUSTER! Cover is made!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

Ben Knight: KICKOUT! Christian uses the ropes to pull herself back up, and Kenn Kenn wraps his arms around the waist, maybe looking for a German suplex! But we don’t find out as Christian lands a back elbow, freeing himself from the predicament. Fields tries to catch Kenn Kenn with a clothesline, but he ducks underneath it again, and goes to springboard off the middle rope!

Clark Ruggerio: BUT CHRISTIAN SPRINGS UP THERE AS WELL FOR A RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE! CJF shoots the half, hooking the leg for a cover!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

T-

Clark Ruggerio: And a kickout! Kenn Kenn jolts to a seated position, but gets wrapped up in a rear chinlock, slowing the match pace down. This is smart on the end of Christian, you can halt any chance of Kenn Kenn building momentum this way.

Ben Knight: That plan may backfire as Kenn Kenn starts fighting back to a vertical base, delivering back elbows to the midsection! But Christian fires back with a knee to the gut, and whips Kenn Kenn in the corner! CHRISTIAN RUNS IN FOR A CLOTHESLINE, BUT KENN KENN EVADES IT, AND CJF COLLIDES STERNUM FIRST WITH THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!

Clark Ruggerio: SCHOOL BOY ROLLUP BY KENN KENN!

ONNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

Clark Ruggerio: Kickout, and both competitors scramble back to their feet! KENN KENN RAN RIGHT INTO A BACK ELBOW! CJF stands him up, and starts to hammer Kenn with forearm strikes. BUT KENN KENN BLOCKS ONE, AND RESPONDS WITH A FOREARM SMASH OF HIS OWN!

Ben Knight: KENN KENN RUNS OFF THE ROPES, BUT RIGHT INTO THE WAITING ARMS OF CJF, WHO TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER! HOOK OF THE LEG!

ONNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!’

Clark Ruggerio: KENN KENN REMAINS IN THIS THING! But he might’ve done himself more harm than good as Christian drapes him throat first across the middle rope, pressing down to choke him! The referee is gonna have to get involved!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI-

Ben Knight: The referee pulls Christian away, allowing Kenn Kenn to use the ropes with assistance in getting up to a kneel. CJF approaches, but gets caught with a back elbow to the midsection. Kenn Kenn staggers his way to the corner, and Christian charges in with a full head of steam! KENN KENN GETS BOTH FEET UP, AND CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE WHILE CJF IS STUNNED!

Clark Ruggerio: CROSSBODY! KENN KENN WRAPS THE LEGS!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHRRRRRR-

Clark Ruggerio: ALMOST HAD HIM! TWO AND A HALF! Christian rolls out to the apron, and Kenn Kenn connects with a sliding dropkick that knocks him off! Christian tries using our announce table to help himself up, but Kenn Kenn exits the ring, pursuing his foe, and bounces him face first off the cover! Kenn Kenn tries it again, but CJF gets his hands in front, slamming him face first off the table cover instead, AND KENN KENN GETS SENT GUT FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!

Ben Knight: Christian gets Kenn Kenn back into the ring, and hooks the leg for a cover!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

Ben Knight: KICKOUT! But CJF quickly transitions into a rear chinlock, wrenching on it, and keeping firm control over Kenn Kenn. But you can’t keep him down forever as he fights back to his feet, and stuns him with a jawbreaker! Christian is on a bit of wobbly legs, but tries to get Kenn Kenn up for a body slam it seems!

Clark Ruggerio: Kenn Kenn slips out the back, and rebounds off the ropes! Christian turns around, and tries to hit another tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, BUT ITS COUNTERED WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL CROSSBODY! Kenn Kenn hooks both legs!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Clark Ruggerio: KICKOUT! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE BACK UP, AND CHRISTIAN FINDS HIMSELF LEANT ON THE ROPES! BUT KENN KENN CRASHES INTO HIM WITH A FRONT HANDSPRING FOREARM SMASH! CJF collapses to the canvas, and Kenn shoots the half for a cover!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

Ben Knight: Another kickout, even after that hard hitting offense! Kenn Kenn stalks Christian as he slowly gets back to his feet, and catches him with a single knee facebreaker! Kenn Kenn starts ascending to the top rope, but gets rushed by Christian, forcing Kenn Kenn to leap over, rolling through to his feet! HURRICANRANA ATTEMPT, BUT FIELDS COUNTERS WITH A POWERBOMB!

Clark Ruggerio: CHRISTIAN STACKS HIM UP FOR THE WIN!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWOOOOOOO!!

Clark Ruggerio: Almost had him, but there’s a kickout at two! Christian looks to regroup, wondering what’s he’s gonna have to do in order to put Kenn Kenn away. An idea may have come to mind as he drags Kenn Kenn to the center of the ring.

Ben Knight: And Christian picks him up for REWRITING THE WRONGS! THE FULL NELSON IS APPLIED, KENN KENN IS SQUIRMING, BUT COUNTERS WITH A VICTORY ROLL!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHRRRRRR-

Ben Knight: AND CHRISTIAN KICKS OUT! EVERYONE THOUGHT KENN KENN HAD IT, EVEN THE FANS, BUT NO! Kenn Kenn Rolls through to his feet, and delivers a double foot stomp to the heart! Christian slowly gets back to his feet, but remains doubled over, and Kenn Kenn runs off the ropes for WHATS ON THE MENU! SCISSORS KICK TO THE BACK OF THE NECK! NO!

Clark Ruggerio: CHRISTIAN STANDS UP JUST IN TIME, AVOIDING IT! AND GOES FOR A SCHOOL, BUT ROLLS KENN KENN TO A KNEE! BUT KENN KENN STANDS UP, AND TAGS HIM WITH A ROUNDHOUSE WHILE HES UP TO A KNEE! ANOTHER COVER IS MADE!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHH-

Ben Knight: KICKOUT! Kenn Kenn drags Christian closer to the corner, AND GOES FOR A SPLIT-LEGGED MOONSAULT! BUT CHRISTIAN GETS THE KNEES UP! Kenn Kenn writhes in pain, clutching at his gut. Meanwhile, Christian pulls himself up in the corner, looking to tap into some opportunism, knowing his opponent got all the wind taken out of his sails.

Clark Ruggerio: CHRISTIAN RUSHES OVER, PICKING KENN KENN UP, AND PUTTING HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS FOR AN ELECTRIC CHAIR! BUT KENN KENN SLIPS OUT THE BACK, GRABBING CJF INTO SWALLOW IT! THE LEG DROP BULLDOG! WE SAW THIS PUT AWAY KYLIE GRACE, AND IT COULD CARRY ON HERE AS KENN KENN KEEPS THAT LEG DRAPED ACROSS THE CHEST OF CHRISTIAN!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Maria Del Ray: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…KENN KENN!!

(‘Sweetest Pie’ by Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa (Sped Up/Tik Tok Version) plays to a positive reaction as Kenn Kenn celebrates following his victory.)

Clark Ruggerio: Congratulations go out to Kenn Kenn, picking up another impressive victory.

Ben Knight: He’s showing signs that he could be something in the very near future for the Voltage brand.

Clark Ruggerio: That’s for sure, Captain Charisma is certainly keeping an eye out.

Mirai Natsu vs. PJ Hendrx

(‘DNA’ by Kendrick Lamar plays through the arena, as PJ is met with a lot of fans behind metal barricades, almost like an indie show. He’s being given mixed reactions, as some people don’t like the confident demeanour in which he carries himself. However, he shrugs this off as he makes his way to the ring.)

Maria Del Ray: THIS MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA— HE IS THE PHANTOM, PJ HENDRX!

(‘DNA’ fades out of the audience’s ears as Mirai Natsu walks out of the ring to ‘KILLKA’ by Ghostface Playa, fkbambam. He’s met with cheerful reactions as he walks down the ring in a cheerful manner as well.)

Maria Del Ray: AND HIS OPPONENT, FROM NAKANO, JAPAN— THE FLAME RUBY WRESTLER, MIRAI NATSU!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Ben Knight: And we are off! Both men are circling each other, looking to kick this off in a very chain-wrestling esque way! Both of these individuals are extremely talented technical wrestlers, and they’re locking up! Collar-elbow tie up! PJ is at a weight disadvantage, but he uses that to his advantage! He manages to slide underneath and shove him aside! Both these individuals are looking to play mind games with each other right now in this ring! PJ and Mirai are taunting each other but PJ seems to be more adept at doing so! Mirai is looking for a test of strength, but as he rushes in, PJ jumps over! Mirai turns back but no! He’s met in the face with a massive Pele Kick! PJ is taking control of his match, and he comes in a few more times with an Enzuigiri! The Enzuigiri connects! PJ KIPS UP! PJ KIPS UP AND BOOM, MIRAI IS WITNESSING GREATNESS!

Clark Ruggerio: Dude, this is insane! Mirai is looking to fight, and he pushes himself up again and uses the ropes for leverage! BUT NO! PJ IS HITTING HIM AS HARD AS HE CAN IN THE CORNER, BUT ONE HIT MISSES! MIRAI MANAGES TO SLIP A PUNCH AND HEADBUTTS PJ! MIRAI’S NOW LANDING MASSIVE UPPERCUTS AND HEADBUTTS, AND IT’S TIME FOR MIRAI TO GET SOME OFFENSE IN! MIRAI SHOVES HIM INTO THE ROPES, BUT HE HITS HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE! PJ JUST GOT KNOCKED DOWN, BUT HE GOT BACK UP! MIRAI LANDS ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE AGAIN! PJ gets back up, though, and Mirai is going for another one! BUT NO! PJ DUCKS UNDERNEATH AND BOOM! RUNS INTO THE ROPES, AND HE REBOUNDS BACK FOR A RUNNING DROPKICK!

Ben Knight: IT CONNECTS! PJ KIPS UP AND NOW HE’S DANCING LIKE DAMN MICHAEL JACKSON! PJ REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPE AND LEAPS OFF IT FOR A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT! THE SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT CONNECTS! THE SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT CONNECTS AND NOW IT’S PJ HENDRIX GOING FOR THE PIN! NOW HE’S GOING FOR THE PIN! THE SHOULDERS ARE DOWN AND HE’S GOING FOR IT!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!

Clark Ruggerio: KICKOUT! THE KICKOUT BY MIRAI NATSU AND HE GETS THE SHOULDERS UP! PJ PUTS HIM IN A DOUBLE WRISTLOCK, THOUGH! THE DOUBLE WRIST LOCK CONNECTS AND HE’S WRENCHING THAT ARM, SHOULDER AND FOREARM TO THE SIDE! HE WRENCHES THAT ARM BACK AND MIRAI IS IN PAIN! PJ HAS HIS TONGUE OUT AND MIRAI IS TRYING HIS BEST TO NOT TAP! PJ IS LOOKING TO TRANSITION THIS INTO A KIMURA, BUT MIRAI IS FIGHTING OUT OF IT! MIRAI IS TRYING TO TRANSITION IT, BUT NO! PJ IS KEEPING HIS KNEE ON HIS THROAT, AND HE’S LOOKING TO TRANSITION IT INTO AN ARMBAR! HE TRANSITIONS IT INTO AN ARMBAR, AND MIRAI MIGHT HAVE TO TAP RIGHT HERE! BUT NO! MIRAI’S TRYING TO TWIST IT!

Ben Knight: HE TRANSITIONS IT AROUND, AND HE MANAGES TO GET HIM INTO A BACKSLIDE POSITION! HE PUTS HIM DOWN WITH HIS SHOULDERS AS WELL AND BOOM! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN AND THE REFEREE IS GOING FOR THE COUNT! HE’S STARTING THE COUNT RIGHT NOW!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!

Clark Ruggerio: BUT NO! PJ MANAGES TO TRANSITION IT OFF MIRAI AND HE’S LOOKING TO BE OUTCLASSED! PJ HOOKS THE ARMS, AND HE’S GOING TO KEEP THIS MATCH IN HIS FAVOUR! HE MANAGES TO TWIST UNDERNEATH, AND HE GETS HIM IN AN INVERTED DEATH VALLEY DRIVER POSITION! HE’S GOING FOR THE HURRICANE RIGHT HERE! HE THROWS HIM DOWN AND IT CONNECTS! PJ GOES FOR THE COVER AGAIN! HE’S LOOKING TO END THE MATCH AS QUICKLY AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE! THE REFEREE BEGINS THE COUNT!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!

Clark Ruggerio: BUT NO! HE KICKS OUT AGAIN! MIRAI IS LOOKING TO KEEP THIS MATCH GOING, BUT PJ IS LANDING DEVASTATING KICKS AS HE’S GOING UP! BUT NO! HE HAS A LOT LEFT IN THE TANK, DOES MIRAI! MIRAI MANAGES TO BLOCK A KICK, AND HE LANDS A SUPERKICK OF HIS OWN! MIRAI IS LOOKING TO REGAIN SOME MOMENTUM, AND HE PICKS HIM UP! HE’S LOOKING TO GO FOR A TIGER DRIVER, AS HE HOOKS THE ARMS! HE LIFTS HIM UP— AND HE THROWS HIM DOWN! THE GRADUATION CONNECTS, AND NOW IT’S MIRAI LOOKING FOR THE COVER! MIRAI IS LOOKING FOR THE PIN AND HE MIGHT HAVE IT RIGHT HERE! THE REFEREE SEES THAT THE SHOULDERS ARE DOWN, AND HE’S GOING FOR THE COUNT! THIS MIGHT BE IT! THE MATCH COULD BE WON RIGHT HERE!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNE!

Referee: TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!

Referee: THHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEE!

Ben Knight: BUT PJ KICKS OUT! MIRAI CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE’S LANDING MASSIVE BLOWS TO THE ABDOMEN OF THE PHANTOM, AND HE’S LOOKING TO END THE MATCH RIGHT HERE! HE PICKS PJ UP, AND HE’S GOING FOR THE VANTAGE, THE STF BUT NO! PJ MANAGES TO REVERSE AND HE COUNTERS! PJ ROLLS OVER AND HE GETS HIM IN A ROLL-UP POSITION, BUT NO! HE DOESN’T GO FOR THE PIN! HE’S GOING FOR SOMETHING ELSE RIGHT NOW, AND HE’S LOOKING FOR THE PHANTOM’S LOST CRY! HE’S HOOKING THOSE LEGS IN, AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE PAIN THAT MIRAI IS GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW! THE SHARPSHOOTER, INVERTED SHARPSHOOTER CONNECTS AND HE’S PRESSING DOWN HARD ON HIS LOWER BODY! THE SHARPSHOOTER MIGHT HAVE THE MATCH WON RIGHT HERE, THE PHANTOM’S LOST CRY IS MAKING MIRAI SHED TEARS RIGHT NOW, AS HE’S REACHING FOR THE ROPES! HE’S TRYING TO REACH FOR IT! BUT NO! PJ IS PULLING HIM BACK!

Clark Ruggerio: IT’S NOT LOOKING TOO GOOD FOR THE FLAME RUBY WRESTLER RIGHT NOW! MIRAI IS JUST BEING PUT IN THAT UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION, AND IT’S MADE MORE UNCOMFORTABLE BY THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE THAT MIRAI IS BEING PUT IN BY PJ! HE’S PUSHING DOWN ON THAT LOWER HALF OF HIS BODY AND IT’S NOT LOOKING TO BE A WINNING POSITION FOR THE YOUNG TALENT! MIRAI IS REACHING FOR THE ROPES ONE LAST TIME IN HOPES FOR SOMETHING, BUT NO! PJ PULLS HIM BACK AND HE’S WRENCHING ON THAT KNEE FOR DEAR LIFE AND MIRAI IS FORCED TO TAP OUT RIGHT HERE! MIRAI TAPS OUT AND THE REFEREE IS SIGNALING TO STOP THE MATCH! PJ HENDRIX JUST WON HIS FIRST MATCH IN EAW AND THERE’S SURE TO BE MORE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Maria Del Ray: AND YOUR WINNER, BY SUBMISSION— THE PHANTOM, PJ HENDRX!

Clark Ruggerio: Wow. What a performance by the Phantom right here, absolutely dominating the ground game and making it a struggle for Mirai with every single move he had in the tank! Can’t wait to see what this kid has in store for him next!

(The last shot seen is PJ Hendrx exiting out of the ring while Fight Grid fades to complete black from there.)

Written by John Helms

Most Valuable Elitist #327

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