A Matter Of Pride [11-24-18] Nov 30, 2018 7:22:56 GMT
Post by Rose City Staff on Nov 30, 2018 7:22:56 GMT
A MATTER OF PRIDE
Sakura Pro Tag Team Title Match
Knight n Day (Jessica Knight & Dakota Day) (c) vs.
Knight n Day, or more accurately Jessica, had thrown out the challenge to any team. The duowait in the ring a few seconds before "Radiator" by Family Force 5 starts to play, drawing out the newcomers Sasha Petit and Tara Santos! The MexiCans made their way down to small applause from the crowd, the duo making their debut in stunning fashion. Jessica looked to laugh off the challenge, only for a pair of dropkicks to send the champs to the outside. The MexiCans gave them no time to recover, flying out of the ring with stereo dives! The San Francisco fans began to cheer as Sasha and Tara posed for the crowd, looking to make a big impression.
Tossing Jessica inside, Sasha scaled the ropes before measuring her opponent. As she looked to leap, Dakota managed to toss Tara into the guardrail, distracting Sasha long enough for Jessica to attack. Standing on the second rope, Jessica wraps a hand around Sasha's neck before launching her across the ring with an impressive Knighthood from the top rope! The elevated chokeslam seems to take a lot out of Jessica as well, the champ crawling over into the pin only to get a two count.
Knight n Day began to work over Sasha as Tara tries to recover on the outside, favoring her back as she crawls to her corner. Inside the ring, Dakota and Jessica look to connect with their double german suplex, only for Sasha to reach for the top rope at the last second. Dakota inadvertently sent Jessica flying across the ring, shocked at her actions before turning around into a running clothesline. Dakota got back to her feet, only to be taken down with a samoan drop that left both women on the ground.
Crawling over, Sasha was able to make the tag, bringing in Tara for the first time all match. Like a house of fire, Tara took down both of her opponents, including a hurricanrana that sent Jessica to the outside. A Kick-Plex (Superkick/German Suplex Combo) got a close two count, as did a double dropkick. Feeling the energy, the duo looked to complete the NAFTA, only for Jessica to trip up Sasha as she went for the bulldog. Tara was momentarily distracted at seeing her partner tripped up, allowing Dakota to connect with a shot to the gut before delivering the AKI Tribute (Gotch Style Piledriver). Scrambling for the cover, Dakota hooked the leg as Jessica latched onto Sasha for all she was worth, getting the three count.
Winners and Still Champions: Knight n Day (AKI Tribute)
The Law vs. The Lawbreaker
Deputy Tacy MacKegger vs. TigercockThe Mane Woman seemed to take this match a little more serious than she would've done earlier, the effects of last night's RCA show still fresh in her mind. Almost with a snarl, Tigercock went highly on the offensive, rushing Tacy as the bell rang and attacking her in the corner. As the ref began his count, Tigercock wrapped her hands in Tacy's hair before flinging her across the ring. As Tacy looked to recover, Tigercock rushed forward, delivering a clothesline before falling into a near fall. Undeterred, Tigercock hoisted Tacy up, only to be surprised by a Distance Creating Choke from Tacy! Getting some space, Tacy shook her head at The Mane Woman before pulling her in for a northern lights suplex, getting a close two.
As tough as Tigercock is, a mixture of still feeling the effects of the previous night and Tacy being a tougher challenge than most would admit means no one has the advantage for too long. Despite being only a year in the business, Tacy showed veteran instincts as she managed to fight her way back into the match, slowly gaining more of an advantage. It's as Tigercock tries Copping A Feel (Boobplex) that Tacy manages to reverse, breaking the hold on her bosom before a snapmare, followed by a hard kick to the spine. Wincing in pain, Tigercock was yanked up to her feet as Tacy looked to connect with Tasting Tazer (Delayed Front Suplex). As Tacy lifted her up, Tigercock managed to slide out the back before connecting with a hard elbow strike to the back of the head. Momentarily disoriented, Tacy was vulnerable for the Deep Cuts (Pumphandle Powerbomb), Tigercock holding onto the legs for the three count.
Winner: Tigercock (Deep Cuts)
Grinning broadly, Tigercock gave an exaggerated wave to Tacy as she made her way to the back, loudly proclaiming herself to be the best.
Kem Dynamo vs. Ruby
The Burning Star and the OG of PG locked up in this special attraction match, both looking to improve their standings and possibly get a title shot down the line. Ruby looked to utilize her speed in the early going, flying around with ease and frustrating her opponent. A Dropsault stunned Kem long enough for Ruby to connect with a hurricanrana, sending Kem to the outside. As she made it to her feet, Kem had little time to react as Ruby came soaring over the top rope, crashing down onto Kem with a fosbury flop! Springing to her feet, the Sakura Superhero springs to her feet, enjoying the cheers from the crowd!
Getting back into the ring, Ruby rushed forward going for her Ruby In The Rough (Running Kneestrike). Kem had it scouted, surprising her with the Out Of Nowhere STO! Getting to her feet with a roar, Kem looked to turn the tide, eager to make an impact. Kem lifted Ruby to her feet, punishing the smaller wrestler with an impressive array of suplexes that were no doubt taught to her by Stacy DeVille. Ruby looked to fight back, managing to stun Kem with the Ruby Cutter (Diamond Cutter). As the two got to their feet, Ruby began to fire off several strikes, the crowd cheering her on as she managed to push Kem back. A back elbow sent Kem stumbling back, giving Ruby the space to rush forward with the Ruby In The Ro-NO! Kem managed to catch Ruby, dumping her with a back suplex! Looking out into the crowd, Kem climbed the top rope, ready to finish the match. Rather than go for her Hangover, Kem leaped into the air with a beautiful Shooting Star Press! Unfortunately she landed solely on the canvas, Ruby having moved just in the nick of time. Hopping to the top rope, Ruby wasted no time launching off with the Ruby In The Sky With Diamonds (Coup De Grace to the face), managing to pick up the win in a tremendous back and forth!
Winner: Ruby (Ruby In The Sky With Diamonds)
Sakura Pro Freedom Title Match
Jazmin Davis (c) vs. Jellyfish Cho
A handshake between the two started the match, Cho and Davis circling one another. Quickly the two traded several nearfalls, each using their quickness to trade the advantage in the early portion of the match. Jazzy looked to push the advantage, refusing to give up her Freedom title. But Cho was just as determined, having gone through three other women just to get this opportunity. It was after the two had traded hurricanranas that Cho made her move, ducking underneath a step up enzuigiri before picking Jazzy up with a surprising deadlift suplex!
Cho went on the attack, working over the neck in order to soften her up for the Octopus Hold. A series of forearm strikes rocked the Freedom Champion, leaving her open to a Death Valley Driver for a two count. A Slingshot DDT got a nearfall as well, the San Francisco crowd cheering Jazmin on. Cho looked to silence the crowd as she signaled for the end, looking to wrap Jazmin in the Octopus Hold, only for Jazmine to spin out and connect with the Bebop Superkick! Both competitors fell to the mat as referee Molly Wheeler began her 10 count, the crowd urging them to their feet. Jazmin began to stir at 5 as Cho slowly crawled to the ropes, rolling out to the apron. The count got to eight before Jazmin made it to her feet, moving over to grab Cho only to be stunned with another forearm strike. Cho went for the Slingshot DDT once more, but Jazmin had it scouted, tossing Cho in mid-move onto the mat before connecting with the Syncopation (Sling Blade)! With Cho dazed, Jazmin wrapped her up, connecting with Jazzy Tunes (Contra Code) for the three count and successful title defense!
Winner and Still Sakura Pro Freedom Champion: Jazmin Davis (Jazzy Tunes)
Tag Team Match
Satsujin (Malaya Diyosa & June Song) vs. Arabella & Lucie Taylor
For the first time in 2018, Satsujin stood together in Sakura Pro, smirks on both of their faces. Malaya and June looked supremely confident heading into this match, the 2018 She-1 Winner electing to start the match against Arabella. Showing the tremendous growth she first displayed in the tournament, June was able to dominate the early goings of the match. A strong Yakuza Kick spun her around, followed by a snap Dragon Suplex for a quick two count. Keeping the pressure, Malaya and June utilized several double team moves, including an inverted atomic drop and a thrust kick. Still, Arabella refused to stay down, the crowd getting behind her as Lucie cheered from the apron.
Following a double DDT, Malaya scaled the ropes, looking to fly with an elbow drop. Arabella managed to move out of the way just in time, the sounds of Malaya's pained screams echoing through the arena. Both competitors crawled to their corners, managing to make the tag and bring in their opponents. June tried to connect with another Yakuza Kick, but Lucie had it well scouted, stunning everybody by nailing Ace Marks (Roundhouse Kick)! June fell to the outside, Lucie quickly following her and tossing her back in with Arabella's help. Lucie dove onto her for the pin, but June managed to kick out in the nick of time. Making the tag to Arabella, the two hit a double suplex that once again got a two count. Malaya gingerly made her way to her feet, narrowly ducking a Lucie clothesline and tossing her to the outside as Arabella picked June up. Hooking her for a suplex, Arabella was attacked from behind as June looked to recover from the attacks. Sharing a nod, Malaya and June lifted Arabella up, connecting with their Wheelbarrow Facebuster/Facial Reconstruction combo. June made the cover as Malaya tackled Lucie, preventing her from breaking up the three count.
Winners: Satsujin (Malaya Diyosa and June Song)
THE MAIN EVENT
Sakura Pro Title Match
Miss Fortune (c) vs. Sloane Weber
The tension is palpable int he opening seconds of the match, the two ladies staring one another down in the center of the ring. The two begin to trash talk before Fortune slaps Sloane across the face, the echo ringing through the building. Sloane is quick to respond, tackling Fortune to the ground before firing off several shots. Fortune manages to toss Sloane off before getting to her feet, only to duck underneath a clothesline before turning around, only to be met with a slap by Sloane! Fuming, Fortune turned to attack, only to be surprised by a tilt-a-whirl headscissors!
Sloane began to work the champ over, looking to capture her second title. It was during an attempt at the Blonde Blizzard (Yoshi Tonic) that Fortune countered into a Beach Break for a close two count. Taking advantage, Fortune began to zero in on the neck, looking to soften Sloane up for the finish. A Pop-Up Cutter looked to spell disaster, but Sloane continued to kick out, the frustration slowly beginning to be visible on Fortune. Sloane continued to fight back, nearly swinging the advantage several times, but Fortune was able to stop her momentum each time.
Seeing the end in sight, Fortune lifted Sloane to her feet, choking her as she declared that Sakura was her company. As she looked to hit the Psycho Driver (Air Raid Crash), Sloane rolled through, getting a roll up for a near fall. Sloane was on her feet first, firing off several kicks to the chest before nailing the Blonde Blizzard for a two count! The crowd began to cheer for Sloane as she scaled the ropes, only to be disappointed as Fortune rolled out of the way. Coming off the turnbuckles, Sloane went to pick Fortune up, only to be surprised with a hard right hand that left her stumbling back. Getting to her feet, Fortune looked for the Curb Stomp, only for Sloane to counter with a powerbomb! With the crowd cheering her name, Sloane slowly made her way to the top rope, taking a moment to look out into the crowd. Leaping off, Sloane went for From Baltimore With Love (Rounding Moonsault), only for Fortune to lift her knees at the last possible moment. As Sloane writhed in pain, Fortune got to her feet, fire in her eyes as she yanked Sloane up, delivering an emphatic Psycho Driver for the victory in a thrilling main event!
Winner and Still Champion: Miss Fortune (Psycho Driver)
An exhausted Fortune made it to her feet, grinning widely as she was presented the title. Raising it high in the air, Fortune began to yell at the fans before she was suddenly yanked back, trapped in a rear naked choke by Lena Skye! The Skye Destroyer held onto the chokehold for a few seconds before letting go, Fortune having passed out. Holding the title, Lena posed with the belt for a few moments before dropping it on Fortune, proclaiming that the real Queen was here to dominate. As Lena made her way to the back, Marilyn Lee Cross could be seen at the entrance. The last image we see is Fortune and Sloane on the canvas, Lena Skye admiring her handiwork, and Marilyn Lee Cross shaking her head, shocked at what has happened.