Title Tournament 2nd Round:
Devon Storm vs Rhino
The Extreme Rising event on Saturday, December 29th at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, PA is a monumental night for the company and pro wrestling history, as the first ever Extreme Rising Champion is crowned. Looking back some don’t think about the times a first champion is crowned and what it will really mean in the development and overall history of a company and what precedent it sets.
It all comes down to four men now. Stevie Richards vs Luke Hawx began their history on the debut night of Extreme Reunion. Luke Hawx, first disrupting the live event storming the ring to call out The Franchise Shane Douglas, in a very vulgar delivery. Later he interjected and distracted Stevie Richards during his BWO match against THE FBI where the FBI scored the victory because of the distraction. This also led to Richards delivering a patented “Stevie-kick” to Thomas Rodman, officially ending Richard’s BWO affilation in Extreme Rising.
On the other hand, you have Devon Storm who was originally slated to be in a three-way dance with Jerry Lynn and Justin Credible. However, due to Credible’s appearance he was somewhat quietly removed from the event being unable to physically perform. However, with all that said Devon Storm and Jerry Lynn ripped the house down, to what many called the “match of the night” –and even some saying that this match saved the show.
Regardless, Devon Storm has laid a path of pure physical and brutal punishment since his April debut starting withLynn, Homicide, and Sabu. Storm is looking for his opportunity. He is looking for “his time”. As much as one wants to win, Storm was looking to physically beat up his opponents first. Storm is a professional chiropractor –a master manipulator of bones and muscles. He can quickly repair himself, train, and stay one step ahead of all his competitors. The whole time keeping his eye on the title tournament, and plotting to win his first match in the tournament against the one and only Sabu, to the fans dismay.
Devon Storm at glance looks like a very disturbed individual –and you are right he is. He is not flashy or talkative in the ring, a downfall in mainstream wrestling. Storm stands out as his actions in the ring speak volumes. Is Devon Storm up for the challenge of beating Rhino in the second round of the Extreme Rising Title Tournament? We are sure he has a plan. He better.
The man beast Rhino, made his Extreme Rising debut after hearing that an “Extreme” champion was going to be crowned and was not going to sit out a fourth event on the sidelines. Rhino feels snubbed he wasn’t invited to any of the earlier “reunion” or “rising” events, especially since he is the last ever ECW World and TV Champion –both belts which remain in his possession today.
Luckily for Rhino, Jerry Lynn was injured the week prior to 11/17 “Remember November” and then the morning of his flight woke up with a case of the flu on top of his beaten body and was unable to make the trip. Rhino was able to slide into the title tournament against Homicide. Their match was nothing short of seriously hard fought battle. Rhino was victorious with a surprise gore and advanced onto round 2 of the Extreme Rising title tournament to now face Devon Storm. Rhino is confident he can gore his way to another Extreme title fairly easily, as he is in the best shape of his pro wrestling career. If Rhino can defeat Storm, he will have to face either Stevie Richards or Luke Hawx next, but if he faces either –he would be in thee title match and one pinfall or submission or gore away from winning a title which he feels he already owns, and deserves.
Rhino vs Devon Storm could very easily steal the show from everyone as they two men are willing to literally kill themselves to become the first ever Extreme Rising champion.
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