Voting IWT SummerSlam - Nick vs. James Dragon

Discussion in 'Internet Wrestling Titles' started by Shadow, Aug 24, 2016.


Who won?

Poll closed Aug 29, 2016.
  1. James Dragon

  2. Nick

  3. Participants

  1. #1 Shadow, Aug 24, 2016
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    The following contest is a Steel Cage Match...and it is to determine the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship!

    (@Nickelodeon) Nick vs. James Dragon (@Drag)

    The rules are as follows:

    -No interuptions, only competitors can post here
    -Pictures, videos, livestream etc. are all banned, apart from titantron entrances.
    -The first promo must be posted within 24 hours.
    -There is a 2 promo limit.
    -Voting will then last for 24 hours after the last promo is posted.

    Voting for yourself will result in instant disqualification and suspension

    Please don't post during the match. If you need to post an OOC post,
    it needs to be important, short and be in a Spoiler.​
  2. A buzz begins amongst the crowd as the lights above the arena shine with an eerie blue glow. Revealing the steel cage hanging high above the ring. The reaction from the crowd grows as the cage suddenly begins to lower at an ominously slow pace.

    Once the cage is secured to the ring there is another moment of silence before a familiar piece of music blares through the speakers.

    The crowd begins to viciously boo as the theme for James Dragon begins to assault their senses. The pounding guitar riffs give way to Dragon himself. Though he still struts and twirls with the delusions of grandeur that’s common to him, he appears to be more focused. Which becomes more prevalent as he nears the ring.

    Dragon stands on the steps in front of the steel door, as an official hands him a microphone and opens his gateway to the steel contraption. For a few moments Dragon looks stoic as he gazes up at the intimidating structure. He then suddenly frowns and defiantly charges through the door and into the ring. James stands in the centre of the ring and glares at the entrance ramp as he begins to speak.

    “And Jesus asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.”

    “Nick. You’ve spoken at length about your desires tonight. A cure, I believe. I’ve caused an illness in you, which can only be fixed by you beating me tonight in this death trap that you chose. You’ve even demanded I make my presence known prematurely and deliver on my promise to make your life a living hell. But the reality is Nick, I never needed to. You were the one who allowed yourself to fumble in the dark with your paranoia and demand that I and my group beat you down one more time. But, much like Bishop, I wanted you at your best.”

    “What you don’t understand. What I don’t think anyone here has ever understood. Is that we aren’t an entourage of men fighting for personal gain. We’re fighting, for an idea. An idea that people who deserve and work for respect are granted it. An idea that someone can’t latch onto and live off of past glories. I repeat myself, Nick, but I really don’t want to. I just feel the need to because I want you to understand the situation you find yourself in tonight.”

    Dragon walks towards one of the steel sections and grips the criss cross pattern with his free hand.

    “The reason I wanted to face you at your peak, in a match that you picked, to face a champion that seemingly no one can beat. Is because I am HELLBENT on showing these people and everybody backstage that The Bullad Club IS and always WILL BE the PUREST defenders of wrestling!”

    Dragon releases the cage and stands back in the centre. Outstretching his arm.


    Dragon paces back and forth.

    “You stand there, with a guaranteed shot for the world title that you’ve still yet to cash in. With losses to men like Ryan Davis whom you only defeated due to his own laziness. Losses to men like BISHOP! Whom I also made an example of by giving him a fucking concussion! And believe me Nick, after his loss to me, he has never been the same.”

    “I bring up these points not to undermine your spirit or even your ability. But to show everyone here just why I despise you so. Ever since this match was signed all anyone has told me is that I’m gonna get killed or that I don’t have the stomach for a match like this, against an opponent like you. But you know what’s funny? Every single match I’ve had, they’ve said the same damn thing! He hasn’t got what it takes, he doesn’t have the guts, HE NEEDS HIS CLUB. I’ve been called the “Other guy” I’ve been disregarded, disparaged and disrespected more than anybody else in this damn company! Yet, no matter how many times I succeed, people like you are still looked upon as the top echelon of this company!”

    Dragon moves forward and stands on the ropes overlooking the ramp. Screaming defiantly at the empty space.


    “Nick. Know this. No matter how much you want to hurt me. No matter how unwilling you are to let me walk out of here as the winner tonight. Know, that is it not gonna make a bit of difference. Because I want to beat you. I NEED to beat you. I need further our cause. I need to further MY cause! So your legendary willpower. Is going to fizzle out and die. Fated to be, yet another, win for myself. Expected by no one besides us.”

    “My name is Legion.”

    James remains on the ropes, continuing to stare down the ramp as he throws up the 2sweet.

    “For we are many….”
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  3. #3 Nickelodeon, Aug 26, 2016
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    Nick walks out onto stage, completely fixated on James Dragon and the daunting steel cage. He heads towards the ring, unphased by the crowd's reactions or the intimidating structure that stands before him. He goes straight in through the door and stands across the ring from Dragon, silently staring at his opponent.

    "As I listen to you ramble on and on I see something in you. You remind me of my former self. Always complaining about not being given opportunities, even though you always get out in this ring, work your damned hardest, and come out with another check in the W column almost every time. Just as I once was, a ways back. However, the difference between you and my former self is that you've actually been given countless chances to rise to the top, and you've just been too damn foolish to realize what you truly are. James Dragon, you could be the biggest hypocrite in the IWT right now."

    "Look at the facts. After just 1 match you were put in a tournament for the Universal Championship, something you clearly hadn't earned at that point. Then, you get to the final - congrats on that by the way, sure you would've been quick to jump on that point - and took a proverbial shit on the title. You had a chance to be the first ever Universal Champion, and you didn't take it. You defaced that title and what was your punishment? You get put into a number 1 contender's match for the Intercontinental Title. Completely undeserved, you should've been suspended for your crimes not given ANOTHER chance for glory. YOU have become what you claim to hate. You're being gifted opportunity after opportunity when you shouldn't even be allowed to step foot in this damn ring! You wanna know where your respect is? It's nowhere, pal, because any ounce of respect ANYONE had gained for you went right out the window when you went flying to the mat after a finger poke from Scott Fargo! The idea that you claim to be fighting for was MY idea long before you even stepped foot into a wrestling ring, and I still fight by that same principle. So show me when you truly have worked hard, show me when you truly have tried your best, and then maybe I'll consider giving you this respect you so desperately crave."

    Nick pauses.

    "And your hypocrisy doesn't stop there. You keep talking about how I latch onto the past. But look at my last encounter with the scrub club, when I beat your buddy Rio. He insinuated the same kinds of ideas, yet I never brought up my title reign, he did! You all are the ones quick to bring it up, not me. In your deluded mind there seems to be a problem with me bringing up my past triumphs but nothing wrong at all with you bringing up past failures. You latch onto my failures, just like Rio Nakayama did, underestimate me, just like he did, and so I'll do the same to you what I did to him. I'm gonna find your flaws, your weaknesses, and I'll expose them for the whole world to see! The only difference is there's an added little game in here, where I can cut your flesh open on that vicious steel structure. And believe me, James, I will make you bleed, I will kill you. Because YOU are not an idea, you are simply a man! 'Your' idea shall live on forever, not through you but with its originator, ME!"

    Nick puts his hand into one of the gaps in the steel rubs his hand on it.

    "My paranoia didn't bring me into the dark, it was my bloodlust. Because I knew if I was out and about, and couldn't have someone to BEAT, someone's blood to taste, I would've lashed out at just about anybody. And I'm sure that you're gonna say something like, 'SEE! I drove you to madness' or some bullshit like that but the truth is I've been mad my whole life! All you've done is reignite the fire that once burned so brightly inside me, the fire that I missed for so long. That fire is the need to kill, the need to MAIM someone. And to me, that isn't a living hell like you may think, to me that is heaven."

    Nick cuts his hand on the steel, pulling it away and lifting it up to face Dragon, the crimson blood slowly forming around his cut.

    "This steel is amongst the harshest and most unforgiving of structures IWT has ever seen. There's no escaping its viciousness. It either consumes you, breaking your body and spirit, or you adapt and thrive in this demonic cage. You said it best, James. My willpower is legendary and my spirit will not break. This cage is a home to me, hell, it is tailor made for my success. I will thrive in here, but you on the other hand? The question is no longer whether or not you will break or adapt. The question I want answered is...

    How long will it take you to break?"
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  4. Nick lowers his hand, allowing small droplets of blood to fall and stain the canvas. Dragon stares hard at the crimson stains on the canvas before glancing up to look Nick in the eyes. Nick remains intense and awaits a response which Dragon seems intent on drawing out. Then, finally, Dragon begins to speak.

    "How long...."

    "First I... Well I wanted to refute something that immediately grabbed my attention. Regardless of what your delusions of grandeur may have you believe. I am nothing like you. Past or present."

    "The fact is, you have no idea who the hell I am and what things I've done! You wanna stand there and try to belittle me by claiming I've had countless opportunities? Nick, I didn't start here. I've been around. Sharpening my skills. Honing my craft. Becoming the best damn version of James Dragon that I could possibly be. And in all that time, no one gave a damn about me. Now I understand that people come and go in this business, I get that. But I've been the first to clock in and the last to leave for a long damn time now and it was only recently when I - and other like minded individuals - decided to stop lingering behind the scenes and begin to work to change the system; So that hardworking people like us would never be passed over again. It was then, and only then, that I was ever given a chance."

    "But it was too little too late. You say I defaced the title? Damn right. And I'd do it again without question. I don't give a shit about any possible accolade IWT could tempt me with. All I've ever wanted, from the start, is to bring this disgustingly insulting company to its knees. That is what I and my comrades want. Because to change wrestling, we need a blank slate. And IWT will be that blank slate. The only reason I'm standing before you in a number one contender's match is because they are scared. Now you can smugly try to deny that all you want but why else is Michael trying to lie to Danny Jacobs by saying he's better than our goal? Why else is top brass bringing in people like Chris Kaizer to try and get the Universal title off of Scott Fargo? Why else is a man as talented as Rio Nakayama being relegated to a man like Adam?"

    "You want my congratulations for beating Rio? Well done, the truth is everyone in this company can be beaten, but like I've said before. No matter what The Bullad Club will never, never relinquish nor relent on our mindset to make this sport a better one. If that means I have to beat the respect into people like you? so be it."

    James gets in the face of Nick.

    "And spare me your dissertation that the goals you might have had are in any way similar to ours. One key difference right off the bat is that we are actually forcing and fighting for our beliefs to be recognized and followed, case in point we have excelled in every trial by fire Michael and co. Have tried to foist upon us. Now, I know you may think that by beating Rio, you can "see us for what we really are" But like I said, we are unrelenting. And more specifically for you, I am unrelenting. I injured Bishop and you still couldn't get the job done against him - coincidentally spewing the same shit to him that you are right now - whereas I waited for him to get to his physical best, before beating him soundly when we finally met. Frankly, his title match tonight is more out of pity than genuine admiration for his skills."

    "But you piqued my interest by claiming I underestimate you. Yes, I do bring up your attachment to past glories, whilst you don't bring it up right now since you want me to think of you as some madman. I don't say attachment because you're stuck in the past. I say it because everyone else is. You want to question why I deserve a shot at the belt? What the hell have you done!? Aside from narrowly beating Rio you've been beaten by the likes of Ryan Davis and even Jack Forte in a scramble match! Yet I've never officially lost a match. Tell me Nick, why else do you think you're in this match other than to be a warm body in The Bullad Club's quest to eradicate every false hero? I'll give you some reality, it's not because you deserve it."

    James looks down again at Nick's bloodied hand and shakes his head slightly, he gestures to it as he continues his tirade.

    "Nick. Let me be crystal clear with you. I don't underestimate you."

    "I pity you."

    "I need to beat you. That much I concede. But the reality is you've stood before me and done everything in your power to convince me of your brutality. You've harmed yourself, levied ridiculous threats and you've painted a hypothetical bulls-eye on yourself and told me to deliver and beat you down. You've done everything to show me you're a true savage suited for this structure. But you're not."

    "You're a sad, pathetic little man embracing some sort of bloodlust that he doesn't understand. The thing is, I'm the one suited for this environment. Everything I say, I deliver on. I promised to leave Bishop as a shell, and he is. I promised to eliminate all of my competition in the Grand Prix, and I did. Hell, I allowed you to make this match set in a steel cage, before I spat in your face. I don't have any sort of moral counterweight, Nick. Everything I do and all the ways I act are only to further the Club's cause. I have direction. You on the other hand are a man playing dress up. Thinking that self harm and vivid threats are all you need to intimidate me. Or maybe, delude yourself."

    "I bring up your failures not as a way of latching onto your past. But as proof to show you that you are in no way capable or prepared to survive against me tonight. Because I want to prove a point. And all the willpower in the world can't stop that, Nick. It only took one bullet to kill JFK, it only took one attack to send the U.S into fear and panic. And all it's going to take is to break your legs so you can watch as I climb this cage and leave you as a defeated wreck on the floor. As usual."

    James backs up and looks Nick up and down. He stares into Nick's wild eyes as closes his speech.

    "There is no question about it. I won't break. Because I can't. That's not a boast of my durability. But it is a simple statement of fact because I am willing to sink lower, I am willing to hit harder. And despite whatever you wish to be true. I am able to survive and yet again shove down the throat of everyone in this arena and watching at home. That I am the unequaled best. And I am one of wrestling's soon to be saviors."

    "Your brush with greatness is over."

    James lets go of the mic and kicks it under the ropes where one of the stagehand opens the door and pulls it out. James walks over to one of the corners where he uses the cage sides to hoist himself up and sit atop the turnbuckle. He awaits Nick's response.
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  5. Nick smirks and wipes the blood off his hand. He meets Dragon's gaze and slowly lifts the microphone.

    "You seem to have your priorities mixed up, which is actually quite amusing to me, considering how long you've rambled on and on about your club's world-saving ambitions. You keep talking about people like you, the hard-working, getting opportunities, and you keep claiming that's your goal. The problem is, you literally just now said your goals are to just bring this company to its knees. Someone who really wanted the hardest workers to rise to the top wouldn't shit on that championship. You are no righteous man, James. You are no savior, you continue to become what you hate! You have become a man who became so obsessed with his ambitions that he lost sight and is now the embodiment of everything he finds wrong with this world. You have become a false hero. And since it is your goal to eradicate all the false heroes in this world, I suppose I could help you out with that one and eliminate you tonight."

    He leans back and rests on the ropes, his body just inches away from the steel behind him.

    "And this system you so desperately want to change? It was changed long ago, when guys like Alias Antonio, Joey Bryant, Lord Lee, and myself rose to prominence with nothing but hard work alone. We broke the toxic cycle of the old IWT, and now you are nothing more than a deluded man thinking it still exists. Were your past trips around the world's shitty promotions what shaped your radical belief on how wrestling works? Because you had only been here for 1 damn match before you went over the edge. You had literally no reason to be so angry at IWT. I mean after all, you got given a chance for main event glory after just 1 match - taking advantage of something you CLAIM to hate. Deep down, you're just a liar who wants nothing but glory and will do anything to get it. Whether it means manipulating people or assaulting people with no reason other than furthering your goal that you don't event follow, you'll do it all for the glory. Anything to keep yourself in the limelight, anything to keep these illusions of grandeur going, you'll do it. So that means complaining about being given a chance to be on top, that means crying about being mistreated even though you've been protected so closely. You could've been given a billion dollars but would still complain because you have to go the bank to cash that check in."

    Nick takes a moment to pause.

    "You wanna know what I did to get this opportunity. It's quite simple, really. I just worked hard. Thats all. There is no denying that I am one of the most - if not the most - hardest working people in the IWT. I have put my blood, sweat, and tears into reviving this company and paving the way for fools like you to even be here. It is my hard work that got me into the best places in the IWT, something that according to you is currently impossible. Im gonna show you the true power of all my effort tonight. Because I work harder than you ever have and every will. The idea you claim to promote does not represent you, it represents me. The hardest-working people will rise to the top - I will rise to the top."

    He looks at the crimson fluid on his hand, and resumes speaking.

    "I didn't cut myself open to scare you. I couldn't give a damn about whether or not you're scared. It was to show you how easily this structure can tear something apart. It's to show you how quickly blood can form. I am in every single way prepared to survive tonight, James. Because I've survived the steel before. I've conquered the steel while being locked in with way more threatening foes than you. This is like a home to me, and I gladly welcome you into my humble abode. You will be treated to a standard evening in my residence. I will show you around the place, by first dragging your face around the whole steel cage, grinding up your flesh. Then I will help you to a beverage... tonight's special being your own blood. Afterwards I will treat you to a nice meal. Tonight I will prepare non-stop fists targeted at your mouth and the taste of steel ripping your tongue apart. After that, maybe some entertainment? I can send you crashing from atop the steel cage onto the mat, an exhilarating ride no doubt. And last but certainly not least on your fun night will be dessert. For dessert, I'll be serving up the bitter taste of defeat."

    Nick goes to the door and slams it shut.
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  6. @Roadster hello my jewish friend. Time to open up them votes.
  7. Thanks for the match Nicholas. Sorry about the long time between promos. Writers block is the fucking dirt worst, good match regardless brother
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  8. Read and vote!!

    @THG?: Alias Antonio
    @Androode: Jack Forté
    @Gav in da BPL!: Gav the Chav
    @Nickelodeon: Nick
    @The ReagMaster: Reagan Cole
    @Jacob Fox: Schizo
    @King B: Declan Zanotto
    @impactking: Chris Young/Lilith Young/Ashley Young
    @CBK_15: Jack Lux
    @Ring Rust: Perceval "Rusty" Donohue
    @Drag: James Dragon
    @Ryan Davis: Ryan Davis
    @rydogg: Braeden Cross
    @Kylojo Ren: Scott Fargo
    @Ovaldinho: Luis Ovaldhino/Lord Lee
    @Indy: Danny Jacobs
    @AfricanScatMahn: The Scat
    @B1skit: Cousin Eddy
    @Ricky Daniels: Ricky Daniels
    @Forrest OAKADA: Leo Taylor
    @C.M. Shaddix: Corey Marcus "C.M." Shaddix
    @Chrxsiie: Raine
    @TheTNHMaster: Chris Kaizer
    @Blind: Mark Knight
    @Ellis Sullivan: Johnny Thunder
    @Botchie Botcherson: Arno Frye
    @KevinJamesFan: Ronnie S. Huxley
    @Big E Rection: Evander Amos
    @RedDwarfTechy: Brandon Pain
    @TheWUKMaster: The Blackfire
    @Gambino: Louie Aldo
    @Aurtle the Turtle: Rio Nakayama
    @NLSuplex: Ivy Hale
    @Black Wizard: Kelsey Taylor
    @Jet Starr: Slate Bass
    @TheFrostyBlur: Tyson Storm
    @Electro: Darius LaVonte
    @Adam.: Adam Burke
  9. Nick won the 1st round, barely. Drag won the 2nd round, barely. Super close, but I"ll have to go with Drag because I think he has a better case, has more momentum and just really entertained me.
  10. Imagine this match having in extra 5 votes in the first two options. If only there was a way.
  11. funny, if that rule wasn't in place, Indy would have voted for TNH and made it go to sudden death.
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  12. :aries:

    Change the rule dammnit
  13. @Roadster you fucking CUCK:annoyed:
  14. If Ryan can be the deciding vote after a poll ends, so should Indy.
  15. Michael the YouTube Cuckster smh.
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  18. Here's your winner...and #1 Contender to the IWT Intercontinental Championship...JAMES DRAGON!
  19. *holds up the too sweet*

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