Voting IWT Tag Team Tournament - Virtue vs. LaVonte/Knight

Discussion in 'Internet Wrestling Titles' started by Roadster, Sep 14, 2016.

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Who Won?

Poll closed Sep 20, 2016.
  1. Virtue

    42.9%
  2. LaVonte & Knight

    35.7%
  3. Participants only

    21.4%
  1. The following contest is scheduled for one fall...and it is a Quarter-final match in the IWT Tag Team Revival Tournament!

    (@Electro) Darius LaVonte & Mark Knight (@Blind) vs. Virtue (@Roadster) (@DK James)

    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. I'm going to extend this time.
     
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  3. Cannot promo first, I see.
     
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  4. #4 DK James, Sep 15, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016


    *Virtue's theme song hits as Michael and Joey Bryant step out onto the stage. They are wearing the same gear as the night prior, but seem banged up. They look around at the crowd as the crowd pops and cheers for them. Michael and Joey have a wide smile on their faces as they proceed to jog into the ring. Michael, however, turns and climbs the the steps, walks across the apron and poses on the ringpost to a barrage of camera flashes. Joey Bryant is on the opposite ring post with his arms up. They both climb down, and Michael pats Joey on the back as they share some words of encouragement amongst eachother. Michael grabs two microphones, and holds one up, while handing the other to Joey Bryant.*

    Michael: Last night, Virtue defeated Ellis Klein and Gav the Chav in a hard fought battle for the right to be here. I respect the spirit of competition amongst this tournament. I love that we are one step closer to crowning new tag team champions. More specifically, one step closer to crowning Virtue as new tag team champions. We don't intend disrespect, when it comes to the rest of the roster, or the tournament. But factually speaking, Virtue has the edge. We have more experiences, more success, more seasoned skills, we are a true package. We are a total package. We are a force to be reckoned with. But, evidently, so are our opponents. Mark Knight and Darius LaVonte are two bulls in this fight. This is the Battle of the Bulls. Two dark horses vying for a spot amongst IWT legends by attempting to derail to proceedings of Michael and Joey Bryant. It's a great sight to see, knowing that only a year ago, neither Knight or LaVonte were even in the IWT. They came around when IWT was booming, and celebrating success that had never been seen prior. They are here to claim the IWT Dream, I like to call. The dream to arrive, make an impact, win titles and leave at the top of your game. My partner, Joey, did something very similar, but he wasn't content. He wanted to bring virtue back to IWT. He wanted to bring respect and competition back to IWT, and he found someone with the same mission, in me.

    *Michael looks around at Joey with a slight grin. Joey places his hands on his hips and looks at Michael and then at the crowd, as they cheer his speech.*

    Michael: That's where Knight, LaVonte and Virtue are different. We aren't about making our names. We aren't about trying to capture the titles to use it as a catapult into a new horizon. We are here for the Tag Team division, the IWT Tag Team titles and all the competitors who want to see the Tag Team division revived. We are, simply, the saviors of the IWT Tag Team division. Knight, is a serious threat. He has been around for a few months with nothing to his name. He has no major wins, no titles, to past accomplishments. He's as pure a they can get, without being a fresh recruit. He has all the talents and tools, but he fails to grasp one major clout. That is knowing who he's toe-to-toe in this ring. He thinks everyone is the same, but to put it bluntly, we aren't just anyone. We are fighters, believers and the souls of IWT. The IWT has withstanded and survived major blows, and us, Virtue, will do the same. We aren't just guys looking to put our name on the map, because we are on the map. It's up to Knight and LaVonte to ride through us. There's a road going through us, but it's the most treacherous road in the IWT. If you, Knight, feel that you have the guts, the gall and the skills to run us down, then try. We welcome all-comers. But we won't lay down for all-comers. We are a raging storm, and you can either fly into the eye of the storm, or run from it. It's your choice, no matter what you feel you can do, Knight.

    *Michael paces around in a small circle and holds up his microphone again.*

    Michael: Another dark horse is LaVonte. This man has had a grand total of one match, one win and one experience. If he has done his homework, he will proceed with caution. If he hasn't then he's in for a rude awakening. Let me properly introduce myself, and maybe Joey can do the same. My name is Michael, former IWT Champion, current IWT booker and the soul of the IWT. I live and breathe for this company and will continue to. I have never backed away from a challenge, I have never no-showed and have never let this company down. I bleed this company, but you will never understand. Or maybe you will? I don't know about your loyalty or your allegiance. Maybe you're the one to fight for the IWT, but maybe you aren't? This beating won't make you align with us. We are the perfect storm, and ready to chew up those who are unfortunate enough to run into our impact. We are the predators and you two, are the prey.

    *Michael lowers his microphone and waits for Joey. Joey smirks after Michael finishes and lifts his mic for the first time.*

    Joey: We are the predators, you are the prey. We are Virtue, and you are imperfection. That is what I can say to our opponents tonight. Before coming out here, consider your origins, you were not made to live as disorganized brutes, but made to follow virtue and knowledge. I've had my eye on this man Mark Knight since this tournament was announced and it's now time for him to show me what he's all about. I'm sure he has done his homework, I'm sure he knows what Joey Bryant is all about, but is he prepared to stand face to face with yours truly and make a name for himself? That is yet to be known. I watched your first match in this tournament, you and your partner emerged as victors, but I can barely call you two "partners" to begin with!

    *He pauses and begins pacing in front of the camera.*

    Joey: You two are nothing but a couple of warriors hungry for gold, and while in some cases that may be a good thing, it will be your downfall. Knight, you claim you will open everyones eyes and cure them of their blindness, yet it is you who is the most blind. Instead of working as a team with your "partner", you took a couple shots at him, called him a 2-bit thug, claimed you could do this without him, and that is exactly what this tag team division does not need. Disorganized teams like yourselves just trying to get a little bit of gold around your waists.

    Joey: See, Michael and I, we're allies. Together we are Virtue and we have prepared for moments like this for months now. We travel together, we work out together, we do our taxes together, we have a common goal, we are a unit! We are the guys that are going to elevate this division to new heights, to heights that have never been seen before. Your partner Darius LaVonte is no better than you though, both of you can bicker amongst each other all you want, I just hope you're both on the same page tonight, because if you're not, Virtue will prevail. Once again.

    *He stops pacing and stands next to Michael and looks at the stage and then into the camera.*

    Joey: By the way, Darius, you remind me of the dude that took me out 6 months ago...Bishop. You grew up in a rough area, you made it out, and now you're here to prove to the world that you're more than just a waste of space, that you actually belong in this business. I respect that attitude, son, but don't make the same mistake poor Bishop did. Get your shit straight, be a man, and be in this business to better yourself. Don't be walkin around here like you're some MVP of the tag division until you're wearin that gold around your waist. Cockiness will get you nowhere as a fresh face like yourself. I don't mean to stand here preaching like some old veteran or something...

    *He smirks in the camera and pauses.*

    Joey: ...but I know a thing or two about this business, I think. Virtue can only flourish among equals, so are you two coming out here as equals tonight?

    *He lowers the mic and looks to the stage and awaits Knight or LaVonte.*
     
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  5. *The arena lights dim until there is nothing but darkness.*

    *Fire erupts from both sides of the ramp as the song intensifies, and the stage lights transition into gold. Those being the only sources of illumantion. Mark Knight walks into the golden lights, once again to little reception. Mark makes his way through the towers of fire, climbs up on the apron, and steps over the ropes.*


    You done? Look, I might not see eye to eye with my partner, but we've settled our differences. We may not like each other, but we both share a common goal. That's to make it to the finals, and win the tag team championships. And that also means we share a common enemy, and that's in the form of you two.

    Both of you can spew that we aren't championship material because we don't train together, and that we don't hang out together. But quite frankly, it's better that way. We can keep to ourselves, but when it comes down to it, we both know that it's put up or shut up. We are here to get shit done, not to boast that we have sleep overs.

    When I look at the both of you, I see what each and every one else sees. Relics. Joey, you've had a historic past. But you retired. And you claim you came back because you didn't want to sit at home, and that you wanted to raise the competition within the IWT. And you thought the best way was to team with Michael, and revive a long dead division. Ha, and you call me blind.

    Then there's Michael, a man who had a real rocky start here. But that's changed this past year, when you booked yourself against the former IWT Champion... and won. However, that was short lived. But still, that's quite the accomplishment.

    But what both of you fail to realize, is that this is not 2014. Hell, this isn't even six months ago. We no longer live in the past, and Virtue can only get you so far. Luis and Jack are probably the only ones besides you two that ooze any real respect for the competition. But you guys are few and far inbetween. It takes more than virtue to win, and I don't think either of you see that.

    That's fine, though. Because you can keep your morals and your virtue together. You two can continue to train and hang together, and the both of you can lose... together.
     
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  6. *After Knight finishes what he has to say, Joey and Michael stand there for a couple moments waiting for LaVonte to arrive. After a bit, Joey looks and Michael with a confused look and Michael looks back at him the same way. Joey begins to chuckle and raises the mic.*

    "You and your partner settled your differences, eh? Well that's good and all...but like...where's he at though?"

    *Michael chuckles next to Joey and Joey points to the stage.*

    "You say you guys got a common goal but it looks to me your goal is winning those tag titles but his goal is to screw you over. Look man,you can stand there and call us relics all you want, you can preach about eyesight all you want, but fact of the matter is you might be goin up against 2 of the best IWT has to offer on your own tonight. If you think for one second that you stand a chance, well shit, I respect your attitude but it ain't happenin."

    *He pauses and looks straight at Mark.*

    "You're right, i've had a historic past, but you slipped up when you said that i'm retired. I was retired. Now I'm back to beat up on uneducated, delusional dudes like you. Unlike the dudes in IW3, I didn't come back to steal the spotlight back and run with it. I'm here with Michael to revive the IWT tag division and add more accomplishments to my legacy. When I "retired" a couple years ago, my journey wasn't over, IWT's was. The company was dying and I died with it. The company has been revived, and I've been revived with it. I live for this company and i'm thrilled to see it succeeding today, but I'm here to take this place to new heights, like i've done many times before."

    *He paces back and forth as the crowd cheers his words and he nods his head.*

    "This isn't 2014, you're right, but what would you know? Where were you when I reigned at the top of this company for 365 days? Nowhere to be found. You wouldn't have been able to hang with anyone in 2014 and you won't be able to hang now in 2016. I'm a 3x IWT Champion and I'm soon to be a terrific tag team champion and you're going to be sent back to your local gym back wherever the hell you came from wrestling in front of 15 people cause Virtue will always prevail here in IWT and ungrateful rookies like you will always be a stepping stone to Joey Bryant. And as for your "partner"...."

    *He smirks and looks back at Knight then at the stage.*

    "If he even decides to show up that is....he'll learn just as fast as you that now is not your time. Take a step back and realize what you're up against and you'll understand that you're in way over your head. When Michael and I win those shiny new tag belts, I'll save you a spot, i'll let you get a shot, with a real partner, but until then, sit the fuck down and let Virtue do it's work."
     
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  7. When I said I settled my differences with my partner, I might have gave off the wrong kind of vibes. Feel me? While we shared a common goal, it just wasn't enough for me.

    *The titantron turns on, and a video of Darius knocked out in his locker room is seen. Ringside personnel run to the back at the sight of this.*

    *Mark looks in shock, but that is quickly replaced by joy. He even chuckles a bit before looking back at his opponents.*


    When I came out here these past two times, I told you that I would make it to the end of this tournament even if I had to carry my partner's unconscious body. And that looks like that might just be the case, and quite frankly; I prefer it like this.

    LaVonte had the tag team titles in his sights, as do you two. But to get to hold them, you're going to need more than a simple drive. Whether it be glory like Darius wanted, or to keep the spirit of competition alive like you two want so much. You've got to be willing to do anything and everything if you want to hold those titles. At all costs.

    You two should know this, you've both held titles before. And thats why I say that the both of you do not grasp the position you are in. You simply do not see what you must do to become tag team champions, but I do.

    I may be outmatched, I may be a little too deep in the hole. But that's not gonna stop me. You may find it funny that I'm still here ready to take you both on, but this isn't a laughing matter gentlemen. And you'll see that soon enough.
     
  8. OOC: I'll post my final promo after Roadster posts. Don't need 4 promos I think.
     
  9. I think 2 promos per team is good.
     
  10. Since I am going alone I should get 4, you said I could last time. I wouldn't use 4, but I think I should be allowed a rebuttal to your promo since I am on my own.
     
  11. But you already refuted. Would be excessive if I made a promo for a rebuttal you already posted.
     
  12. @THG?: Alias Antonio
    @Shadow: Jack Forté
    @Gav in da BPL!: Gav the Chav
    @Roadster: Michael
    @Nickelodeon: Nick
    @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
    @Chief Dojopper: Scott Fargo
    @Ovaldinho: Luis Ovaldhino/Lord Lee
    @Indy: Danny Jacobs
    @AfricanScatMahn: The Scat
    @B1skit: Cousin Eddy
    @Forrest OAKADA: Leo Taylor
    @C.M. Shaddix: Corey Marcus "C.M." Shaddix
    @Chrxsiie: Raine
    @TheTNHMaster: Chris Kaizer
    @Blind: Mark Knight
    @Botchie Botcherson: Arno Frye
    @KevinJamesFan: Ronnie S. Huxley
    @Dylan™ : Guernica
    @Big E Rection: Dat Kid
    @RedDwarfTechy: Colt Hellbeck
    @TheWUKMaster: The Blackfire
    @Gino Bambino: Louie Aldo
    @Aurtle the Turtle: Rio Nakayama
    @NLSuplex: Ivy Hale
    @Black Wizard: Kelsey Taylor
    @Jet Starr: Slate Bass
    @TheFrostyBlur: Tyson Storm
    @Electro: Darius LaVonte
    @NickThePenguin: Brad Blitz
    @Adamska.: Adam Burke
    @Swing Car: Paul Allen
    @PJ Ibarazaki: Paul Ravana
    @SmackChat-Luke: Artemis
    @SupaHeeroh: Buster Gate
    @Y2JCake: Alexander Adams

    Read and vote!
     
  13. Thought you were cutting a second one, my bad. Good luck man, had fun.
     
  14. Tough vote. I like how Bryant and Michael have a proper tag team chemistry, but Blind brought up some real zingers and had to solo this one and managed to keep up.

    For a solo performance I feel as if Blind just edges my vote here. However I cannot really condone leaving a match up to one person in a team as a standard occurrence. Really liked this match and I dig both your trons.

    (Glad the site is actually working now so I can post this.) :crayo:
     
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  15. I love ya for coming so close, Blind, but your tag partner not showing up really screwed you up on this one. If you had a tag partner that was on your level and showed up, this would be such a close match but I can't give a vote to a team where one of the two guys don't even show up as much as I like ya for trying to hard, especially because Virtue is killing it with the promo's as well. Good shit from all three lads.
     
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  16. Here are your winners...VIRTUE
     
  17. Sucks you got left without a partner @Blind, amazing promos from both sides though :)

    (Did not get the tag btw, came here from Blind's shout but it was too late to vote)