Beat the Clock Round 2
By Brian Dusel
Wednesday is your highlight of the week for professional wrestling and VWE sits at the forefront of that movement presenting Primetime at 5 pm SLT. We have the matches that will make you feel Turbo. The excitement that will teach you something special. And even a match that will need to beat the clock. These cryptic messages weren’t that cryptic, so let’s just jump into this thing!
The VWE Women’s World Champion, Chloe Valentine, is in action in the first match facing Alexandra. Mr. Warf, CEO of VWE, in his infinite wisdom, has set up a Triple Threat Match at WrestleSeries IX with the title on the line, where Chloe will defend against the 2017 Elimination Royale Winner, Krystal, and Hilary Lanfier. Krystal didn’t want Hilary in this match but is now looking for a leg up when the match finally gets here, so Mr. Warf is having all three people battle in a Beat the Clock Challenge Matches. On Friday, Krystal won the first one of the three, winning her match in 10-minutes (even though Krystal was not happy that it took her so long) and Wednesday, Chloe is up next when she faces Alexandra. And we did catch up with Chloe to see what the Champ thought about this match-up.
BRIAN: (To Chloe) The title is not on the line this Wednesday, but even still, what, in your opinion, is the biggest threat to you in this match with Alexandra?
CHLOE: Alex is a fighter who I think learns a lot from her opponents, and we’ve had a lot of matches against each other.
The bad blood between Austin Knight and Jeffrey Fireguard is palpable. Last year at this time, the two were having a battle of epic proportions, that ended up with Jeffrey’s VWE contract coming under the management of Knight’s management. Thankfully, Jeffrey did find a way out of that, but now the Misfit is one-half of the Intergender Tag Team Champions, with Maxine as his partner, and Austin and his sister, Sara T. Knight, are looking to take those titles off them. The Knights have been playing head games, visiting Jeffrey’s grandpa and going to Acheron’s grave to test Maxine. But this week, Austin will be going mano-a-mano against Bert “Turbo” O’Neill, so we did catch up with the head of Knight Management and ask him a quick question.
BRIAN: (To Austin) Austin, it has been stated multiple times that you are the most strategic person in VWE, can you give the readers an insight into what you might be planning in this match against Turbo?
AUSTIN: Well when I look at Bert, I see a little kid making the world a video game to cover up his failings. I mean if it’s a video game, he’s got multiple lives so if he fails, he can just fall back on that mindset where he can just reset and it will be all smiles and princesses. My plan is simple as this; I will awaken him to how cruel it is in that ring and as he lays broken in two. He will know that the games are over and Knight has fallen on his dreams.
Bert has made quite a name for himself on Pulse Wrestling since arriving. His unique style has become something to behold and his panache for video games has been incorporated, not only into his style but his movements and personality. O’Neill may give up seven-inches and 40 pounds to Austin in this match, but expect him to show some unusual moves and use his speed to his advantage. We did catch up with Bert for a quick comment.
BRIAN: (To Bert) After a surprising no contest in your Triple Threat to become # 1 Contender to the Pulse Men’s Championship, you now have a highlighted match on Primetime. How important is the match and securing the victory over Austin?
BERT: I am honored to be given the opportunity to take on such a big boss already in VWE especially it being on PrimeTime. I have heard Austin does not like my flair or the fact I take forever to get a pin but I will defeat This Knight like I have defeated so many other Knights like Cecil Harvey of Final Fantasy IV or Siegfried in Soul Calibur.
In the scheduled main event, two women who have made huge impacts in their own way will collide inside the squared circle. On one hand, you have Stacy Mancino, who while she is a teacher in her normal day job, competes and most recently had a huge battle against “The Black Swan” Brooke Owens. And on the other, is Lexi Wicked. The daughter of a famous billionaire and CEO of Wicked International, Lexi made a big impact getting to VWE, immediately shoving her thumb in the eye of Pulse Women’s Champion, Ellie Embers, and then joining G.O.A.T. at the Elimination Royale. But, looking at both these women, with careers or at least big opportunities outside the ring, it was time to ask the hard questions…
BRIAN: (To Lexi) Since arriving in the VWE, you’ve made some pretty bold statements, even joining G.O.A.T. But rather than ask you about this match, the bigger question is about your motivations. You have a successful father, the founder, and CEO of Wicked International. With your strong mind for business, what made you venture into professional wrestling, and is your father proud of you or did he want you to follow in his footsteps?
LEXI: You know what? I’ll answer your question, every time I walk out I am treated like I am some rookie, I don’t care how long I’ve been around, I’m GOAT for a reason, this jealous horse faced idiots can gallop off into the wintery night and drop dead, on Primetime, I’ll show Mrs. Thick Thighs exactly why my daddy is so proud of me, he’s proud of me because I’m a wonderful wrestler, I’m thin, and I look great!
BRIAN: (To Stacy) Similar to Lexi Wicked, you have a life outside the VWE, why would you choose to risk your health and well-being doing this when clearly teaching is your first passion?
STACY: Isn’t that part of the job? To risk it and put on a good show? That’s what a performer does. Besides, I am well off enough to teach and wrestle. Most of the people on the roster doubt me but, YOU try doing two jobs at once and tell me how it is. I’m on break from school from now until the beginning of the new year. So I’ve got PLENTY of time to train and work for WrestleSeries.
Just looking at these two women objectively, Lexi does have the reach advantage, while Stacy does appear to be the stronger of the two. And during her time on the independents, Wicked showed a pattern of needing assistance from friends or bodyguards. Look for Lexi to try to get into the head of Ms. Mancino early in the match, and the possibility of her to get frustrated if her plan doesn’t work. But don’t forget, that x-factor that is always lurking about, the other members of G.O.A.T. Anytime one of them is having problems, their default is to get involved.
And there you have it folks, a sort of new format, but same great information to whet your appetite and make you hungry for the action, drama, and adventure found every week presented by Virtual Wrestling Entertainment. Can Chloe Valentine win her match, and if so, can she do it in less than 10 minutes? Will Turbo hold down the B button to find a way to stop Austin Knight on his path to challenge for the Intergender Tag Team Championship titles with Sara? And who will really be taught a lesson when Lexi Wicked battles Stacy Mancino? Only one way to find out and that is to be there live, sitting in the audience this Wednesday when VWE presents Primetime at 5 pm SLT at the Empire City Coliseum. And always pay attention to VWE social media for changes in the card as well as VWEWrestling.Com for all the news, previews, and interviews you need.