Fallout From WrestleSeries
By Brian Dusel
It was last year, even though only a month ago, that VWE presented WrestleSeries IX and big changes happened. The 2017 Queen of the Arena, Krystal, finally fulfilled her destiny becoming the new VWE Women’s World Champion, Michael Karsin dethroned Loody Graves to become the new VWE United States Champion, Rani Patel become the new VWE Radiance Champion, and Derrick Cult began his 4th reign as VWE World Heavyweight Champion. But this Friday at 5 pm SLT, after a month’s vacation, VWE is back in full force and setting the tone for 2018 as they present Fallout.
One of the biggest things to happen at WrestleSeries was a surprise appearance from the Hall of Famer and 5-time VWE World Champion, Seth Cameron who had some huge news. Now, you could have just misunderstood what was wrote. Not “news”, nor “big news”, but “HUGE NEWS”. Seth Cameron sauntered out to the ring, which in itself was a surprise, but then dropped the bomb that the stock of VWE had a major spike and shift when Cameron, himself, purchased 50% of the stock out there, meaning that he is now co-owner of Virtual Wrestling Entertainment for the first time in years. This will have ramifications felt like shockwaves after a nuclear bomb, and that all starts Friday because inside sources have revealed that Mr. Cameron will be making an appearance to speak to the fans and roster of VWE.
As mentioned earlier, Rani Patel won the VWE Radiance Championship at WrestleSeries last month. Since then she has been posting about her vacation and training. But this Friday, she is back in action facing Alexandra in a Singles Match. The title will not be on the line, but as we always say, anytime you are in a match against a Champion, it becomes a “must win” situation to prove that you are worthy of a title shot. Both women will be going into this match wanting to start 2018 the right way, with a mark in the win column. Looking at both women, Alexandra does have a slight height advantage, and Rani has a slight weight advantage. But both are similar enough that these are very, very slight. Expect this match to bring out the best in these competitors and this contest could come down to who makes the first mistake.
We go from one match where both ladies are very evenly matched, to a match where Celina Del Rana will test herself against Marionetta the Trickster. Celina has been missing from VWE for the past four months, rehabbing an injury sustained at the hands of G.O.A.T. but the trainers say she is back in competing shape and ready for anything. These women, while physically similar in height and shape, are vastly different when it comes to experience and offensive capabilities, the scale-tipping very far towards the Trickster. When looking at the tapes of Marionetta, the former 2-time VWE Women’s International Champion, and former Radiance Champion, the one thing that gets mentioned more than not is how unorthodox her maneuvers are inside the ring. Most combatants like a specific combination that accentuates their own positives like speed or strength, but the Trickster has no specific style. There is no out-thinking her strategy because inside the ring, her moves are very fluidic and adapt to whatever her opponent is doing. Del Rana is a talented luchador, able to go with the flow, but we’ll see if her reliance on speed and agility are a benefit or a hindrance against Marionetta. Guaranteed, Celina will not be coming into this match blind, but the best strategy for facing the Trickster is to be ready for anything.
With the Men’s World Title on the line in the main event (we’ll get there in a second), it is only fair that the new VWE Women’s World Champion, “The Queen” Krystal, put her title on the line on this first special supercard of 2018. And that she will when she faces Stacy Mancino, who had a great showing at WrestleSeries in a huge Women’s Battle Royale. She impressed so many people and now she gets the biggest opportunity of her career and fighting for the Women’s World Title. The months between King of the Arena and WrestleSeries, Krystal showed how dedicated she was to become the Women’s World Champion and how devious she and her partner, Alison Daines, could be once they had their mind set on what they wanted. Stacy will have to have eyes in the back of her head walking into this match, but if she can keep her wits about her and look for an opening in the offense of Krystal, we could be hearing “and your new VWE Women’s World Champion” at the end of the bout.
How funny is it that at WrestleSeries 8, we saw then Champion, Cody Houley lose the title, then get his rematch at Fallout in early 2017? Well, someone hit copy/paste against because last month, Cody Houley walked into WrestleSeries IX as Champion, but was taken out by “The Great One” Derrick Cult. And now the self-proclaimed “God” is enacting his rematch clause to face Derrick at Fallout for the VWE World Heavyweight Championship. Cody was fast, but even he wasn’t enough against the elbows and knees of Derrick Cult last month. But, one would assume that Cody is not a fool and would not request this rematch if he didn’t have a plan in place, a strategy that he thinks will lead him to become a 5-time VWE Champion. As described in the WrestleSeries preview, Cody vs Derrick is mentee vs mentor, student vs teacher. Everything Cody Houley knows or at least the foundation of his training came from Derrick Cult. But at WrestleSeries, Cult proved the saying “I may have taught you everything you know, but I didn’t teach you everything I know”. But those who saw the match would attest that the match could have gone either way, that as amazing as Derrick Cult winning was, it was just as plausible that Cody could have retained. Expect this match to show plenty of counters and changing strategies mid-match with how well these two men know each other and their styles.
So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. A 2018 kickstart done the right way. You get these amazing match-ups, a visit from the new co-owner, Seth Cameron, Krystal vs Stacy, and Derrick Cult defending the VWE World Heavyweight Championship. But, that’s not all as we reveal what is behind door # 2… It’s all going to be filmed and streamed LIVE on YouTube! That’s right, if you can’t be at the arena live, fear not because if you have internet access anywhere on the globe, you can watch live from the VWE YouTube channel. The action, the entertainment, and the drama all starts at 5 pm SLT this Friday when VWE presents Fallout! And stay tuned to VWEWrestling.Com for all the news, previews, and interviews to keep up with the people and happenings of Virtual Wrestling Entertainment.