Voting Tag Team Tournament - Bass/Storm vs. Guernica/Taylor

Discussion in 'Internet Wrestling Titles' started by Roadster, Sep 20, 2016.


Who Won?

Poll closed Sep 23, 2016.
  1. Bass/Storm

  2. Guernica/Taylor

  3. Participants only

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

    (@TheFrostyBlur) Tyson Storm & Slate Bass (@Jet Starr) vs. Guernica (@Dylan™) & Leo Taylor (@Forrest OAKADA)

    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. OOC: Check the rules. This match is on a strict time-limit. Voting will begin, no matter how many promos are posted by the end of the 48 hour end-time.
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  3. Suddenly, all of the lights in the arena shot off at once. The crowd let out a huge roar of approval as they sense the arrival of their fan-favourite luchadore. These cheers reach a whole new level when Guernica’s typical monologue appears on the titantron. Tonight, it says:

    ‘Actions and words, contrary to popular belief, can be equally as powerful. It’s all about how they are used.’

    ‘Lord Of The Land’ by Kevin McLeod plays as The Golden Eagle, Guernica, bursts out from behind the curtains. He hypes up the crowd from the top of the stage before making his way down the ramp, slapping the hands of out reaching fans. El Salvador goes around the ring and continues to slap the fans' hands before rolling into the ring. He then falls to his knees and points both of his hands to the sky as sparks fall from above. The Gladiator Of Lucha Libre then rises to his feet.

    The fans roar at the top of their voices as Guernica turns to each side of the ring. After defeating the team of Paul Ravana and Louie Aldo, both Guernica and his fans seem to be in greater form than ever before. Guernica retrieves a microphone from the corner of the ring and says, with what sounds like the entire audience speaking with him:

    ‘Buen Dia, my friends and family of I-W-T!’

    As per usual, Guernica is met with thunderous applause. The Golden Eagle is left standing on his own, waiting for them to finish cheering before continuing to speak:

    ‘It seems like you are all once again in good form, as am I. After our victory against Paul Ravana and Louie Aldo, Leo and I are one step close to achieving our goal: Becoming IWT Tag Team Champions and honouring each and every one of you!’

    The fans cheer once again, acknowledging the part they play in supporting The North American Connection.

    ‘However, sometimes when you’re going up the stairs one step at a time, you can stumble. It’s up to you whether you recover and continue, or come crashing down to Earth. Today, that stumble comes in the form of Slate Bass and Tyson Storm.’

    The arena erupts into a chorus of boos upon the mention of Guernica’s opponents. Guernica raises a finger to his mask and shushes, motioning for them to stop. He continues:

    ‘Now, I know Slate Bass. He’s another one of The NGW Originals, back before I joined IWT. Before I started challenging for The NGW Heavyweight Championship, he won a #1 Contender’s Fatal Four Way, defeating Carlos Bello, Handleson and IWT’s own Chris Young to face Jeffrey Mason. Unfortunately, he lost in the championship match, but that doesn’t matter. He put up a hell of a fight back then, and there’s no doubt in my mind that he will put up a hell of a fight tonight.’

    ‘And so far in IWT, you’ve done more of the same. You’ve put up a fight. You’ve beaten Brad Blitz on two occasions, one of which during the previous round of this tournament. It’s pretty obvious that you’ve still got it.’

    ‘But all of the in ring ability in the world can’t make up for your weakness: your attitude. Looking at you before your two matches with Brad Blitz, you seem just the same as so many young chicos in IWT and NGW. Brad Blitz said the same thing. He said that you: ‘’carry yourself around like you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread’’, and quite frankly he’s correct. If you want to call yourself one of the best, than do so all you want; but it all comes to nothing if you can’t prove it.’

    The fans eagerly wait in silence for Guernica to continue.

    ‘Winning one match doesn’t make you the best, but you seemed to think just that when you faced Brad Blitz for the second time. Winning and losing isn’t as black and white, one win means nothing, but you dismissed him, just like so many others have in the past. Some people like yourself need to learn how to be the best.’

    ‘Because; being the best isn’t putting yourself above others just for the sake of the fiesta. Being the best is putting your heart, soul into everything: your training – day in and day out, your matches – day in day out, and your attitude – day in day out! Without the right mindset, there’s no way to succeed in this business. Beating Brad Blitz proves nothing, because this is a big pyramid. Right now, we are on the same level and if you want to jump up above me, you’re going to have to do one thing: beat Leo and I, and prove that you’ve got what it takes to go all the way!’

    The fans cheer at Guernica’s passion towards the end of that tirade. Guernica takes a moment to calm himself, pacing left and right before speaking once again:

    ‘And now, I move onto my other opponent for tonight: Tyson Storm.’

    The fans boo proactively, and this time Guernica waits for them to stop naturally instead of shushing them. Eventually, they stop and Guernica begins once more:

    ‘You two might not be the same in personality, but in truth Tyson, you’re a mirror image of Slate. A man of great in-ring ability, beating Scott Fargo on your debut. You may have lost to Ivy Hale, but that doesn’t matter. You tried hard, and Hale is a great fighter in the ring. You even impressed in the ring alongside Bass in the last round of the tournament. That is all fantastic.’

    ‘But then, you see. Then, you open your mouth...’

    As Guernica trails off, the crowd cheer again and one or two cackling laughs can be heard from farther back areas of the crowd. Guernica continues:

    ‘Seriously, though. You open your mouth, and all of that potential just goes out of the window. It’s no secret that Leo and I dedicate everything we do to the watching fans, but what do you do? You tell them to ‘shut up’. You tell them that you don’t care that they’re taking their time and money to see you. You tell them that you don’t respect them. That’s disgusting, if you ask me.’

    ‘These people are the reason you are here. Without them, you are nothing, so why would you disregard them like that? You’re a disgrace, and I really hope that you know that. You’re a disgrace to them, a disgrace to the people behind IWT, and a disgrace to the people who worked hard every single day for years to make it here.’

    ‘As far as I’m concerned, you are just another chico. If you want to prove me wrong, prove Leo and I wrong inside the ring tonight. We’ll be there.’

    ‘Adios, y’hasta la vista’

    Guernica slowly lowers the microphone from his mask and heads towards his corner. He climbs to the second ropes and points both hands to the sky once more before crossing himself and dropping back down into the ring again, waiting for the next person to mark their arrival.
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  4. As "No Limit" plays, Leo Taylor comes out pumping himself up, a towel around his head, which he throws away into the crowd as he begins to run down to the ring, clapping the fans hands as they cheer, running all the way up to the apron, not stopping as he climbs the turnbuckle and jumps off, rolling across the mat before jumping up and pumping the crowd up before grabbing a microphone from nearby.

    Leo Taylor: Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of all ages, IWT Presents the tag team for YOU, made up of the Mexican sensation, Guernica, and The journeyman, Leo Taylor, We are the North American Connection and we vow to become your new IWT Tag Team Champions...But to do that, we need to advance into the finals of the Tag Team tournament and what a challenge we have tonight.

    Unlike last time, we're up against two men who seemingly, are on the same page with each other...Tyson Storm and Slate Bass, or what Slate has subbed the team, Dublin' The Funk, which I will admit, has a ring to it. Both of these men have come to IWT in the past year and both of them have made some type of impact, be it little or large, but my buddy, Guernica, is in the same boat, 'cause he's made quite a splash in this swimming pool called IWT.

    Now, Tyson, I realise, you've been having issues with Scott Fargo recently...or would that be the other way around? I'm all for someone going after a big, bad group of guys who threaten to beat us to a pulp've been getting way over you're head about it and it showed last week, in your first round match up. Yes, the attitude of your opponents were unwarranted and yes, they should of showed you some amount of respect...but you didn't stand up and be the bigger man, you failed to show them how they should treat others around them. Instead, you took your time in ridiculing them, as if you were higher than the two of them...and that will be your downfall both tonight and against Scott Fargo at IWT Anarchy. Me and Guernica, we stand for what this company needs, Respect, Honour and Justice...and at IWT Anarchy, we will be in that tag team final and we will bring those traits to the IWT Tag Team championships...not just for us, but for each and every member of the crowd who have been behind us since the very start of this tournament.

    And I'm not forgetting about Slate Bass, a man I remember fondly from old NGW DVDs I had lying around, courtesy of my friend, Benny. You still haven't changed a bit, Slate, you're still cocky, brash and worst of all, disrespectful, you and Tyson make a nice fit, you know that? I can see that you're one for "dancing", you've shown you can talk the talk...but can you walk the walk or are you trying to fit into dancing shoes that are too big for you? You want to become IWT Tag Champions, we do to, it's our main goal to capture the titles, it's what unites me and Guernica, it's what will keep us United...where as there'll always be friction between you two, even if Tyson ends up winning the IWT Universal Championship, one of you will snap at the other as soon as the littlest thing goes wrong, titles change men if they aren't careful...which is why me and Guernica will be the correct people to represent the people as they're IWT Tag Team champions...

    So, Tyson and Slate...We're going to show you what the power of the people can...what the NA Connection can do as THE unit of the people!

    Leo drops his microphone, leaving the crowd to cheer as he waits the arrival of his opponents.

    OOC: Legit the only promo I can do today, I'm too busy sorting things out and working to do anymore.​
  5. #7 TheFrostyBlur, Sep 22, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2016

    *Tyson Storm begins to make his way to the stage with a big bottle of champagne and about 5 girls following him with a table and chair. He stops at the stage, and he tells the girls to drop the table and chair on the stage area. He being the gentleman he is tells the girls to stand as he takes a seat on the chair. One of the girls grabs Tyson Storm his mic as he opens his Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV champagne. He begins to pour little amounts in the girls glasses, and he takes the bottle for himself. Tyson begins to speak after quite a large amount of boos*

    Tyson Storm: I bet you're all wondering why I'm out here with my girls and a bottle of the finest champagne on the market? Last night me and Mr. Funk had a late night with like 10 women or something.....They're not important anyway. But we got a call from the GM of IWT demanding us to show up for this match. At first I told him to rearrange since I had better stuff going down, but apparently it was the semi finals for the Tag Team championships. So I then asked who we were facing and he replied with "The NA Connection". I asked Slate who the fuck was the NA Connection and he didn't even know. I then got on my iPhone and did a quick Google search, and I ended up on some sort of Reddit debate about online connection problems. I then told Slate that our opponents were the guys from Xbox. Me and Slate were ready for that shit since we played Xbox from 1 AM to 7 AM yesterday. I thought we were sorted considering how hard we prepared, and now I get you both. Maybe it was my fault to trust the first page of Google considering I thought everything worthwhile was on there. Guys, I had to go to page 2 of Google to get anything from you both. A Reddit debate about connection problems had more interest than you both. Anyway, we ended up getting to the arena like 20 minutes ago with all of these fine young ladies. You see, We had very little time to get ready, so we both decided it was best to take the party with us. I personally find it unfair that we had to get here in the short time we had, and all those hours of playing Xbox last night basically mean shit. But we're big boys, and I'm sure we can change our game plan. That means we had to ditch our new Nintendo merch, but as I said we're big boys, so together we both decided to change the game plan to something that works better.

    *Tyson Storm begins to drink his champagne as he makes his way to the ring with the girls following*

    Tyson Storm: Don't worry, I currently have no quarrel with you both. I do want to bring up something you said about me. Guernica said "But then, you see. Then, you open your mouth...". Are you on crack or some shit? That's not being racist though.....Mexicans do have a higher percentage of drug problems in the USA though. But are you on something? You say that you seen my matches and all that blah blah boring stuff, but why do you bring up me and my mouth? Hey, I'm known to say stupid shit, but isn't that why I won in the first place? I showed IWT a completely new way of promo style and it really did get me over. Why do you think I'm in this match with Scott Fargo? It's because I get people going and they like that. You two are boring generic faces with no style whatsoever.

    *Tyson Storm enters the ring with his Champagne in hand smiling at both of his opponents*

    Tyson Storm: Why should we risk the chance of crowning you both Tag Team champions? Guernica, the chances are high of Trump becoming president, and truthfully I don't see you being allowed to stay in America for much longer. Again, I'm not racist. I actually really like Mexican girls. But, why should we put those new Tag Team titles on someone who might be forced out of the country in like a few months? You can count on me if you need any help with getting a legit Visa. Taylor, you don't say too much, do you? Let's slow everything down a little bit so you can understand.

    *Tyson Storm finishes the last of his champagne and throws it out of the ring. Tyson takes a few steps forward to Taylor*

    Tyson Storm: Me and Slate Bass are D.T.F, and we're going to hurt you tonight. Can you understand? Am I speaking too fast for you, Taylor? We're going to beat up your Mexican friend, and then we're going to beat you, and we're going to make you a little more slow in the head, do you understand all of that?

    *Tyson steps back considering both Guernica and Taylor seem to be getting a little irritated. Tyson slips behind a few of his women before speaking once again*

    Tyson Storm: Again, I'm not stupid. I know I piss people off to the point of them wanting to beat me down. Do I trust these two guys to play by the rules? Of course I don't. Do you think he got into this country by playing by the rules? Those two want our Tag Team titles and they would do anything to get them. Why do you both want them anyway? What can you offer to this place? Do we need two boring good guys as our Tag Team champions? Nah, I think everyone would rather some Irish blood and the Funk master holding those Tag titles. You're true when you say we don't care about these people. Why on Earth should we care? Do you think you're getting anywhere because you have the fan support of 5 year old kids and fat girls? We don't lick asses to get to our spot, but you both seem to be doing that with everyone in this damn arena. Both of you think you're respected? No one in that back respects anyone, and that's the cold hard truth. Do I respect you? God no. Do you respect each other? No. What would you think when the other person gets a shot at the IWT championship? You will be jealous and wonder why it isn't you. This is why me and Bass work so great. We're both out for what we can get and that's it. We're never going to be great friends, and that's what it takes to be champions. We won't hold each other down with gay friendship since we don't have a friendship. Me and Slate have a partnership, and this partnership will take us far in this company. This is a Dog eat world and only the strongest survive.

    *Tyson moves his girls to the side and stares at both men across the ring*

    Tyson Storm: You both won't survive. Why should you survive anyway? I'm not allowing either of you to take our Tag Team titles. Guernica will probably end up selling the title in some Pawn Shop when he's kicked from IWT and America. I don't want my Tag Team title to end up in some sort of low end Pawn Shop for 100 dollars. I can't allow such a thing to happen, and that is why D.T.F will win here tonight. Again, I'm not racist.

    *Tyson Storm backs up and begins to lean on the ropes when Slate Bass begins to make his entrance*
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  6. @Jet Starr you have an hour and 15 minutes to post your promo. When the time is up I will open the voting with a smaller window so we can get the finals done.
  7. Uhm, it says "THE MATCH MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 48 HOURS" at the top. That would be at 11:36 PM est for me. It's only 2 right now.
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  8. #10 Shadow, Sep 22, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2016
    Within being the keyword. Finals need to be started by Friday afternoon. If you intend to need till 11:26 voting will be cut by 1/2. Pretty much the only way, up to you.
  9. Was gonna say the same thing.

    After all, Guernica needs to be fair to everybody :adr:
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  10. Slate Bass saunters out onto the stage, rubbing the cheeks of the women around him.
    He tips his fedora towards Tyson Storm, who tosses over the champagne.
    Slate takes a swig of the champagne and is then given a microphone by one of the women.

    Slate: Y'know, baby, insults are one thing that I can handle. What I can't handle is insults from idiots. Guernica, ¿Por qué se oculta detrás de esa máscara? Te da vergüenza o tienes miedo? Cuando veo a un hombre con una máscara, todo lo que viene a la mente es la vergüenza, mi querido muchacho.

    Slate Bass takes another swig of the champagne.
    He smirks before speaking once again.

    Slate: For those of you that aren't bilingual, I will repeat that. Guernica, why do you hide behind that mask? Are you ashamed or are you scared? When I see a man in a mask, all that comes to mind is shame, my dear boy. You question my character, yet you fail to see the hypocrisy in that. You see baby, I do think that I'm the hottest thing since sliced bread and yes I don't care about these people, but at least I can own it and show my face to all of these cretins. You, oh, now you hide your true colors from them and yourself. You put on that mask and become somewhat of a superhero. Well listen here, superheros aren't real, jack. They're things of make believe, fake, fiction, straight outta' the pages of a comic book, playa'. If you want to question my character, as well as Tyson's, then you need to stop questioning your own.

    Slate Bass take one final swig of his champagne, his entrance attire is taken off by all the women, and he walks to the foot of the ramp, with Tyson Storm catching up behind him.

    Slate: Hi, I'm Slate Bass, The Head Pimp in Charge and one half of Dublin' The Funk, your future IWT Tag Team Champions. This team in the ring, made up of a Mexican wrestler who has low morale and hides it behind a hideous mask, then there's Leo Taylor. Boy, I don't even know who you are. What you appear to be is a nobody that's trying to ride the coattails, or er, mask-strings of a person who admittedly has some semblance of talent. You're looking to hop on Guernica's bandwagon and ride it to the tag team championships. He does ALL the work and you come in second to piggyback off of him. Why, you're nothing more that a leech. A blood sucking parasite that feeds off of it's host until it's been drained of its usefulness. Tyson and I, we're two predators who have joined together because we see that we can be more efficient as a unit. You two are like those last two Jenga blocks on the bottom of the tower. One's holding all the weight and the other one just slides right out, baby. So, generic flashy luchadore and generic face independent wrestler, are you D.T.F?

    Slate Bass and Tyson Storm hop up onto the apron.

    Slate: We're winning this match, it's basically a guarantee at this point. So how about this, you can take those ladies and champagne after we take your place. Deal? Whether you agree or not, that doesn't matter since it's going to happen anyway, playa's.

    Slate and Tyson both enter the ring and talk to each other in preparation for the match.
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  11. @Roadster

    think it's cool to open the vote now.
  12. @THG?: Alias Antonio
    @Shadow: Jack Forté
    @Gav in da BPL!: Gav the Chav
    @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
    @C.M. Shaddix: Corey Marcus "C.M." Shaddix
    @Chrxsiie: Raine
    @TheTNHMaster: Chris Kaizer
    @Blind: Mark Knight
    @Botchie Botcherson: Arno Frye
    @KevinJamesFan: Ronnie S. Huxley
    @Dat Kid: Dat Kid
    @RedDwarfTechy: Colt Hellbeck
    @TheWUKMaster: The Blackfire
    @Gino Bambino: Louie Aldo
    @Aurtle the Turtle: Rio Nakayama
    @NLSuplex: Ivy Hale
    @Black Wizard: Kelsey Taylor
    @Electro: Darius LaVonte
    @NickThePenguin: Brad Blitz
    @Adamska.: Adam Burke
    @Swing Car: Paul Allen
    @Black Iron PJ: Paul Ravana
    @SmackChat-Luke: Artemis
    @SupaHeeroh: Buster Gate
    @Y2JCake: Alexander Adams

    Read and vote!
  13. so close. GG guys
  14. Your winners advancing to the finals... D.T.F!