“Knife Party” by Deftones
Ring General/Spot Machine
1. The Dreaming
Finishing Move Description:
1. The Dreaming – Running Fireman’s Carry Brainbuster
2. SSP – High Elevation Shooting Star Press (Backup finisher – used against opponents too heavy for Night to lift into The Dreaming)
Top Five Moves:
1. Shining Wizard (Setup move for both Finishers)
2. Sandman DDT – Rolling Double Underhook DDT
3. Dream Time – Dragon Sleeper with Body Scissors (a specialty of the KIMURA Dojo)
4. KIMURA Fistdrop – Top-Rope Corkscrew Fistdrop (another KIMURA Dojo special)
5. Springboard Leg Lariat
A true enigma, not much is known about this man from Kyoto, Japan. He is a man ruled by dreams. A man who discovers his motives week to week.
What is known is that in his late teens he joined the famed KIMURA Dojo in Osaka, Japan where he was trained by the great Akira KIMURA. A dreamer in every sense of the word and a natural athlete with a martial arts background, Night’s array of moves can only be described as innovative and diverse.
His interaction with the world we live in varies from day to day – some days he seems to inhabit another planet all together and others he will be as alert as anyone else. His dreamy nature has often lulled wrestlers into underestimating Night as an opponent.
This certainly seemed to be the case upon his arrival in the sVo in December 2007. However, he shocked many as he claimed the highly contented sVo Hardcore Championship by February 2008 and went on to hold it for close to two months, losing the title at the end of March in a triple threat ‘House of Hell’ match – a record reign for that particular title. Throughout his reign as Hardcore Champion, Night also challenged for the World Championship twice, coming up just short on both occasions.
The effect of these loses seems to have had some effect on Night as they infiltrated his dreams, plaguing his mind. One thing is sure, the two title shots awakened a new desire in Night. The masked man from Kyoto has one goal in mind – claiming the sVo World Championship… no matter the steps needed or the time it takes…
This newfound obsession brought on one unexpected side effect for Night, and, for the first time in his life he found himself unable to sleep. Seeking professional advice, Night was prescribed powerful sleeping pills to counteract this problem, and in the process earned the ire of then International Champion, ‘The Hope’ Isaac White. Although Night unsuccessfully challenged for the International Championship in April 2008 at Vendetta, Night had arguably the biggest night of his career as he went on to defeat Isaac for the title a month later in England at the Redemption PPV and later in the night scored two pinfalls, including the winning pinfall in sVo’s first Organized Chaos match.
One thing is certain, the future certainly looks bright for this promising young enigma from Japan.
The distant chords of Deftones’ “Knife Party” cut through the PA as the arena lights cut completely. The Tron sparks to life as the words “I’m dreaming…” float onto it. As the song errupts the words are replaced by one.
” N I G H T “
An explosion of purple light as a man in a black mask appears. At least, the mask appears black at first, but on closer inspection it appears to be made of the night sky. The mask does not entirely cover the man’s head and a head of black dreadlocks stream out, tracing the man’s jaw, the glimmering gold of the sVo International Championship strapped proudly around his waist.
The man stands at the top of the entrance ramp – motionless for a moment, his stance elegant and mysterious, giving away nothing of his motives. As the music swirls away, the man only known as Night begins his walk to the ring – only, he doesn’t walk, it appears more of a graceful glide. Although he moves seemlessly, he moves deceptively quickly to the ring, sliding deliberately and headfirst into the ring.