sVo Uprising #010
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
13th February 2022
The entrance video package for Uprising begins, accompanied by the theme song of ‘Uprising’ by Artificial Intelligence as highlights of past action from 2013 to present day are sped up, showing the likes of Bobby Dean, Roscoe Shame, Night, Jay Wildman, Cody Williams & Nathan Paradine. As the video package finally comes to an end with an extended look at the ‘Uprising’ logo, the camera cuts to an exterior shot of the Goodfellas Casino Arena, in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, before cutting to a live shot of inside the arena.
The camera pans around the sold-out crowd, most of them on their feet and screaming loudly whilst trying to get their homemade sign shown in front of the camera. The cameras finally head over to the commentary table, where Julian Fiasco and Jeremiah Sloan welcome the fans watching on TV to the broadcast and begin to break down some of the action that will take place on tonight’s show, including Hiro Ryuu vs. Kyle McRae competing in the main event!
Athena vs. Karina Baynard
With her opponent already in the ring, ‘There And Back’ by Daughtry hits the sound system and there is a cheer from the crowd as the lights in the arena dim. After a few seconds the impressive Athena slowly walks out onto the top of the entrance ramp, before raising one arm in the air. Pyro shoots into the air either side of Athena at the same time her arm shoots into the air, before she slowly walks down the entrance ramp. Athena climbs into the ring before posing for the fans one last time as the music fades out.
Karina Baynard looks a little intimidated as she stares across the ring at Athena who towers above her in the opposite corner. The referee calls for the bell to be rung, and both competitors slowly move forwards towards each other. Baynard looks to lock up with Athena, but Athena shoves her down to the mat with authority before posing with a double bicep curl. The fans cheer loudly for Athena, as Baynard slowly rises up to her feet looking a little angry.
Baynard lands some knife edge chops to Athena, but Athena absorbs them before grabbing her opponent by the arm and shooting her into the ring ropes. Baynard bounces back into the middle of the ring, and Athena knocks her down with a powerful shoulder block. Athena stomps away on Baynard for a few seconds, before powering her up off of the mat. Athena lifts Baynard up into the air with authority, before landing a big back breaker in the middle of the ring.
The fans cheer for Athena as she again poses for the crowd to show her dominances, as the referee checks on Baynard as she lays on the mat clutching her back in pain. Baynard tries to stumble back up, but Athena scoops her up into the air again before taking her down with a swinging side slam! With Baynard down and hurting, Athena makes the lazy cover.
Karina Baynard shows she still has some fight in her as she gets a shoulder up off of the mat, but may not have done if Athena had hooked the leg!
Athena looks a little annoyed with herself for taking her opponent lightly, as she pulls Karina Baynard up off of the mat and lands a big right hand. Baynard stumbles backwards, as Athena hits the ring ropes before landing a big boot to her opponent! Athena taunts her opponent again as Baynard rises up to her feet, allowing Athena to scoop her up and hit a Gorilla Press Slam!
The fans pop for the big move from Athena, as she rises up to her feet and signals for her finishing move! The fans cheer loudly as Athena scoops Baynard up off of the mat, before landing the ‘A-Bomb’ in the middle of the ring! The cheers continue as Athena hooks the leg and makes the cover.
It’s all over and Athena picks up a dominating victory! Athena rises up to her feet and has her arm raised in the air in victory by the referee!
Winner via pinfall: Athena
The Real Top Woman
Despite getting her arm raised in victory, Athena doesn’t seem in any hurry to leave the ringside area as she calls over to Natasha Ortiz, the ring announcer, for the live microphone. The referee helps Karina Baynard out of the ring as Athena waits for the sound of the crowd to quieten down before addressing the sold-out Vegas audience.
Athena: “Now you know, I am not one to come out here and talk and talk like some others are…. I am much more about action than talking!”
There is a big cheer from the crowd.
Athena: “However, last week on Showdown I couldn’t help but hear a certain Alissia Young telling the world that she had no competition here in the sVo, that she had beaten every woman on the sVo roster….. wanting more competition for her undefeated streak…..”
The fans cheer loudly, knowing what is coming.
Athena: “Well honey, you have NEVER beaten me!”
There is another big pop from the crowd.
Athena: “If you are looking for competition Alissia, then you know exactly where to find me! Let’s find out how your undefeated streak is looking after you step into the ring with the real most dominating woman on the sVo roster!”
The fans cheer loudly as Athena hands the microphone back to Ortiz, before climbing out of the ring and making his way backstage.
With Athena answering the challenge from Alissia Young, will the Canadian take her up on the match?
Scott Washington vs. Greg Stanley
With Greg Stanley already in the ring, the fans are on their feet as ‘California Vacation’ by The Game hits the sound system and the lights in the arena dim. Golden sparks rain down from the top of the giant screen onto the entrance ramp as Scott Washington step through them and holds his arms in the air, his manager Amy Page only a few steps behind. The huge ‘O-Town Outlaw’ taunts to the crowd who boo loudly as he walks down the entrance ramp with his eyes focused on the ring. Scott Washington jumps up onto the ring apron before climbing into the ring and warming up in the corner of the ring for his upcoming battle.
As Amy Page paces around the ringside area, the referee calls for the bell to be rung and the action is quickly under way! Stanley slowly moves towards Washington, before throwing a right hand at the former Tag Team Champion. However Washington ducks under the arm of his opponent, before grabbing him in a waist lock. Stanley tries to shake him off with a back elbow, but Washington ducks under the way before taking his opponent down with a German suplex!
Stanley stumbles up to his feet holding the back of his head, but Washington is straight back on him with a stiff clothesline to knock him down to the mat. Amy Page cheers her client on as Washington leaps onto Stanley and begins to pound away on him with some big mounted punches. Washington finally drags his opponent up to a standing position, before throwing him hard into the corner of the ring.
Stanley looks in pain in the corner of the ring, as Washington quickly approaches and begins to lay into him with some massive knee strikes to the midsection. The crowd boo loudly as the referee calls for a rope break, and Amy Page shouts abuse at the official.
Washington eventually gives his opponent the rope break, before walking into the middle of the irng with his arms in the air as the referee checks on Greg Stanley. Stanley convinces the referee that he is able to fight, but as he stumbles back into the middle of the ring he walks straight into a belly to back suplex from Scott Washington. Washington quickly scoops his opponent back up to his feet and hits a full nelson slam, before making the cover!
Everyone including Amy Page thought it was all over right there, but somehow Greg Stanley manages to dig down and get a shoulder up off of the mat just in time! Washington looks angrily down at Greg Stanley, as he rises up to his feet, before turning his anger to the referee. The fans boo as Washington backs the referee into the corner of the ring to argue about it being a slow count! The referee tries to back away from Washington, clearly intimidated by the O-Town Outlaw!
The fans continue to boo loudly, but with Washington’s back turned, Greg Stanley gets to his feet and rolls up Scott Washington from behind!
Washington kicks out with authority as Amy Page looks horrified on the outside! That count seemed a little quick from the referee, but Greg Stanley tries to capitalize as he gets to his feet and lands some right hands on Washington. Washington looks shocked as Greg Stanley takes him down with a snap mare! Stanley bounces off of the ring ropes and looks for a big kick to his seated opponents face, but Washington catches his opponents leg!
Stanley hops on one leg as Washington rises to his feet whilst holding his opponents leg, before taking him down with a double leg takedown! With Stanley on the mat, Washington quickly rolls his opponent over and locks on the ‘Conviction’! The fans boo loudly as Greg Stanley struggles for a few seconds, before quickly tapping out to the submission hold!
Washington keeps the hold locked on, until Amy Page climbs into the ring and tells Washington to release his opponent. The fans boo loudly as Amy Page pushes the referee out of the way before raising Scott Washington’s arm in the air in victory herself!
Winner via submission: Scott Washington
Shooting for the Stars
The cameras head backstage to the interview area where the Starr Brothers are standing by with Katie Smith. All three are standing in front of the sVo branded backdrop, and Katie Smith as always has a microphone in hand.
Katie Smith: “Darren, Simon…. Thank you for joining me tonight as I know you have an important match tonight! I just wanted to get your thoughts on last week’s episode of Showdown where we saw brand new Tag Team Champions crowned!”
The Starr Brothers look at each other for a few seconds before answering the question.
Darren Starr: “First of all Katie, it was great to see the main event of the evening being a match for the Tag Team Championships! The tag team division has been overlooked and disrespect for far too long here in the sVo!”
Simon Starr: “It was also great to see the Canadian Connection lose their belts, considering the amount of times they have cheated out there to beat us!”
Katie Smith: “And what about the new Champions?”
Darren Starr: “Hmmm….. The Black Brothers….”
Simon Starr: “Everyone knows Katie, we have had our asses kicked more than once by the Black Brothers, they are two monsters out there in the ring….”
Darren Starr: “However we have taken something from those matches, and when we get another opportunity we will be more than ready! Now the main challenge is getting that opportunity, and we know a major shift in our win loss record needs to happen for that….”
Simon Starr: “That starts tonight Katie! Back in 2013 we were challenging for the Tag Team Championships, and the only way we get back there is by winning matches!”
The Starr Brothers fist bump each other as they walk away from the interview area.
Katie Smith: “Well thanks for joining me guys and good luck, because that match is up NEXT!”
The scene fades out and heads back to ringside.
Tag Team Match
The Shamrocks vs. The Starr Brothers
“Going out in Style” by the Dropkick Murphy’s hits the sound system and there is a cheer as the arena is basked in a green glow. After a few seconds Tom Flynn & Sean O’Grady, collectively known as the Shamrocks, step out onto the top of the entrance ramp and raises their arms in the air to acknowledge the crowd! Flynn cracks his knuckles at the top of the entrance ramp whilst O’Grady hypes up the crowd, before the pair march down to the ring and climb in, ready to fight!
‘Man in the Box’ by the Alice In Chains hits and there is a small cheer from the crowd as the team of Darren Starr & Simon Starr walk out onto the top of the entrance ramp! Both Starr brothers signal to both sides of the crowd before quickly making their way down the entrance ramp and diving head first into the ring.
With neither team yet to really make their mark on the sVo tag team division, the referee calls for the bell to be rung and the action to get started with Simon Starr and Sean O’Grady representing their teams!
Both men circle around each other for a few seconds, before locking up in the middle of the ring. Simon Starr quickly takes down O’Grady with an arm drag takedown, but O’Grady pops straight back up to his feet and returns the favor on his opponent! Simon Starr rolls to his feet and bounces into the ring ropes, but as he runs back at O’Grady, the Shamrock man takes him down with a side head lock takedown. O’Grady lands some mounted punches on Simon Starr on the mat, before Simon Starr is able to wriggle out and get back to his feet.
Simon Starr makes the tag out to his younger brother Darren Starr, and there is a cheer from the fans as he jumps into the ring. O’Grady and Darren Starr circle around each other for a few seconds, before locking up in the middle of the ring. O’Grady goes behind on Darren Starr into a waist lock, but Darren Starr knocks him away with a back elbow, before knocking him down with a spinning heel kick. The fans cheer the move from Darren Starr, and he follows up with a perfect standing dropkick as O’Grady gets to his feet!
O’Grady holds his face in pain and rolls to his corner of the ring, before making the tag out to Tom Flynn! The brawling Irishman gets a big cheer as he climbs into the ring and circles around Darren Starr. Darren Starr aims a kick at Flynn, but Flynn dodges out of the way before landing a stiff punching combo. The fans cheer loudly, as Flynn grabs his opponent by the arm and shoots him into the ring ropes, before landing a big right hand to send him down to the mat! Darren Starr might be out cold as Tom Flynn drops down and makes the cover!
Simon Starr quickly gets into the ring and manages to break the cover before the three count! There is a mixed reaction from the crowd, as the referee orders Simon Starr back into the corner of the ring. Tom Flynn gets to his feet and angrily stomps away on Darren Starr, before pulling him up to his feet and sending him into the corner of the ring. Flynn follows up with a clothesline in the corner, before making the tag back out to Sean O’Grady.
O’Grady jumps into the ring and lands some stiff knife edge chops on Darren Starr in the corner of the ring. Starr tries to fight his way out of the corner, but O’Grady takes him down with a monkey flip, before landing a springboard elbow drop off of the second rope! The fans cheer loudly for the move as O’Grady makes the cover!
Once again Simon Starr is in to break the cover attempt! The fans once again give a mixed reaction towards Simon Starr, but as the referee restrains him to get him out of the ring, the Shamrocks take the chance to double team Darren Starr with some stomps in the ring!
Tom Flynn climbs out of the ring before the referee turns around, before making the legal tag in as the referee finally gets Simon Starr out of the ring! Flynn runs at Darren Starr as he tries to get up, and lands a big knee to the side of the head before taunting Simon Starr on the ring apron! Simon Starr angrily tries to shout encouragement to his brother, and as Tom Flynn turns and pulls Darren Starr to his feet, he counters with a jaw breaker!
The fans cheer loudly as Darren Starr begins to crawl to towards his brother to make the tag, as does Tom Flynn on the opposite side of the ring. Flynn makes the tag out first, but as O’Grady gets into the ring and tries to stop the tag from happening, Darren Starr makes the hot tag in the nick of time!
The fans pop as Simon Starr jumps into the ring and hammers away on O’Grady with some big right hands! O’Grady tries to fight back with some rights of his own, but Simon Starr cuts him off with a head butt before taking him down with a snap suplex! O’Grady quickly gets to his feet, but Simon Starr follows up with a back breaker before making the cover!
O’Grady gets a shoulder up at the very last second! Simon Starr can’t believe it as he looks at the referee for confirmation that it was only two!
O’Grady gets to his feet and begins to limp towards his own corner, but Simon Starr cuts him off with a chop block, before bouncing into the ropes and landing a knee to the face of his opponent! With O’Grady down and hurting, the fans cheer as Simon Starr signals for his finishing move, before pulling his opponent up and landing the ‘Eye of Fury’! The fans cheer loudly as Darren Starr jumps in to cut of Flynn, as Simon Starr makes the cover!
It’s all over and the Starr Brothers picks up an important victory! The Shamrocks look angry about the match outcome as both Starr Brothers roll out of the ring and celebrate their victory on the outside!
Winners via pinfall: The Starr Brothers
Joe Barone vs. HyperNova
Sash! – Encore Une Fois hits the sound system and the arena fills with boos as the young French star HyperNova steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp, with his manager Victoria Isabel Patience by his side. Flashlights go off up and down the entrance ramp as HyperNova marches down towards the ring as if he is on a fashion runway. Victoria Isabel Patience slowly walks behind him as HyperNova stops just short of the ring, and poses for the nearest camera. The boos continue as HyperNova slowly climbs into the ring, before using the nearest turnbuckle as a hammock and relaxing with his feet up on the ropes.
‘Woke Up This Morning’ by A3 hits the sound system and the fans boo as the red lights flash around the arena. After a few seconds the boos get louder as ‘The Problem Solver’ Joe Barone steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp. Barone poses at the top of the entrance ramp for a few seconds, before slowly walking down the ramp towards the ring. Barone uses his massive size to try and intimidate the fans at ringside as he walks a full circle around the ring, before slowly stepping up onto the ring apron. Barone poses on the ring apron for a few seconds, causing even more boos from the fans, before stepping clean over the top rope and waiting for the match to get started.
Neither men is too popular with the sVo crowd as the referee calls for the bell to be rung and the action to get started! HyperNova tries to get the momentum going quickly by using his speed to rush in and hit some right hands on Barone, before dodging out of the way before the big man can get his hands on him.
HyperNova bounces off of the ring ropes and lands a clothesline on Barone, but can’t take the big man off of his feet. Barone stands in the middle of the ring with his arms crossed, as HyperNova looks to his manager for some advice! VIP tells HyperNova to hit another clothesline, but as he hits the ropes and runs at Barone, the Blood Money man knocks him out of the air with a big headbutt! HyperNova staggers to his feet holding his face in pain, as Barone hits the ropes before landing a big boot to HyperNova to send the Frenchman down!
VIP looks worried on the outside of the ring, as Barone scoops HyperNova up to his feet as if he is a small child, before sending him back down with a sidewalk slam. Barone rises up to his feet and taunts to the crowd, before hitting the ropes again and landing an elbow drop on HyperNova! HyperNova looks in pain, as Barone drags him to his feet and taunts to the fans for his finishing move!
HyperNova looks unsteady on his feet, as Barone grabs him around the throat before drilling him with the ‘Omerta’! The fans boo as Barone drops down to make the cover, whilst staring at VIP!
It’s all over and once again Joe Barone wastes no time in picking up the victory on Uprising! Barone keeps his eyes on VIP as he rises up to his feet and has his arm raised in the air in victory by the referee. Barone looks down at his opponent and shakes his head in disgust, before the Blood Money member climbs out of the ring and makes his way backstage after another easy nights work!
Winner via pinfall: Joe Barone
Kyle McRae vs. Hiro Ryuu
The sound of ‘Scotland the Brave’ blasts over the sound system as the energetic Kyle McRae bounces onto the top of the entrance ramp and holds his arms out wide by his side. McRae stares around at the sold out crowd with a huge smile on his face, before marching down the entrance ramp towards the ring. McRae does a whole lap of the ring and slaps hands with as many fans as he can, before sliding head first into the ring and doing a forward roll and a jump before landing on the second rope of the turnbuckle. McRae signals to the fans again as the music begins to fade out.
‘Starman’ by David Bowie hits the sound system and the fans rise to their feet as the mysterious Hiro Ryuu slowly steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp. Ryuu drops to his knee and raises a finger in the air for a few seconds before slowly pointing his finger down towards the ring. Ryuu then rises to his feet and walks slowly to the ring and rolls under the bottom rope. Ryuu climbs to the second rope of the nearest turnbuckle and looks out at the crowd before backflipping to a standing position in the ring!
The fans are pumped up for the main event between McRae and Ryuu, with both men firm favorites in the sVo! The referee calls for the bell to be rung and the match to get started, and both men bump fists in the middle of the ring in a sign of mutual respect, before slowly circling around each other.
McRae pounces first and lands some stiff kicks to Ryuu, but Ryuu fights back with some stiff kicks of his own before grabbing his opponent by the arm and sending him into the ring ropes. Ryuu looks for a back body drop as his opponent bounces back, but McRae rolls over the back of his opponent before landing a jumping high kick to the side of Ryuu’s head!
The fans cheer for the move as Ryuu staggers up holding his face in pain, and McRae follows up with an Arm Wrench Takedown. McRae signals to the crowd and get’s a big cheer, before hitting the ropes again and landing a running back elbow! Ryuu looks in trouble as Kyle McRae makes his way to the top rope! McRae waits for Ryuu to get to his feet, before leaping off with a diving crossbody, but as he does Ryuu rolls through into a pinfall attempt!
McRae manages to get a shoulder up off of the mat just in time and save himself from defeat! McRae staggers back up to his feet looking shocked at the counter, but Ryuu follows up with a European Uppercut which causes McRae to stagger backwards into the corner of the ring. The fans cheer as Ryuu runs at McRae and hits a big boot into his opponent in the corner! McRae staggers out and Ryuu follows up with a Bridging Tiger suplex!
McRae kicks out again and this one continues! Ryuu looks impressed that McRae managed to kick out, but still pulls him to his feet and lands some stiff shots the side of his head. Ryuu looks for a springboard dropkick, but McRae sees the move coming and ducks out of the way! The fans cheer as Ryuu gets to his feet and McRae hits a springboard dropkick of his own! Ryuu slowly gets up to his feet, and McRae lands a Standing Uranage to a standing moonsault which gets the crowd on their feet!
McRae waits for Ryuu to get up to his feet before taking him down with an impressive corkscrew roundhouse kick! With Ryuu down, McRae signals for his finishing move! McRae scoops Ryuu up and positions him for his back drop driver, but as the fans rise to their feet, Ryuu counters and twists his opponent around and hits an elevated DDT!
McRae holds his face in pain as Hiro Ryuu stands waiting for him, before lighting him up with some knife edge chops across the chest. Ryuu backs McRae into the corner of the ring, before pounding him some a big kicking combo! McRae looks in trouble as Ryuu pulls him away from the ropes before landing the ‘Toyko Sunrise’! The fans pop for the move as Ryuu drops down and hooks the leg to make the cover!
It’s all over and it is Hiro Ryuu who wins the back and forth match! Ryuu rises up to his feet and has his arm raised in the air in victory!
Winner via pinfall: Hiro Ryuu
JVD vs. Jacob Izaz