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[CENTER][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][B][SIZE="6"]Rise Of The Phoenix: The Adam Phoenix Story[/SIZE][/B] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/adambn/Render%202nd/WillieHart.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER] In his dreams he was an opening act for one of the UK's fastest growing wrestling promotions, PWA. Why he never dreamt about main eventing, nobody will ever know. He seemed content where he was. That was until a close friend of his died. At the funeral, his friends father spoke elegant words about how his son had been an expert in his field and had been headhunted for a new job just weeks before his tragic death. The hall were filled way over capacity and at the back stood Adam. It was at that point that a revelation struck him. He wasn't happy where he was and decided to do something about it. He quit his job, moved out of home and headed to London. He spent the next month decided exactly how he wanted to be known and to train up in certain areas. A large guy, Adam decided to learn the art of strong style wrestling and just how to be a heel. [SIZE="6"][CENTER][B]Starting Stats[/B][/CENTER][/SIZE] [CENTER][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/adambn/WreSpi%20Screens/Startskills.png[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/adambn/WreSpi%20Screens/startpop.png[/IMG][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER] [QUOTE]This isn't replacing my PWA diary. Just always wanted to get my created character going in WreSpi2[/QUOTE]
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][B][SIZE="5"]Wednesday 17th June 2006[/SIZE][/B] [SIZE="4"]Today would be the first time that i step in the ring.... About a week ago i phoned all the smaller promotions and begged for some work. And much to my surprise five companies would give me a try. It was only a verbal contract so they could drop me at any moment but it was still work. Five companies however would be a little bit too much for me. If they each put on one show a month it means that chances are one show is gonna overlap. So i picked three: Mid Atlantic Wrestling, New York City Wrestling and Coastal Zone Combat Wrestling. The first two would be kinda near each other and CZCW said they would fly me out if i could always put on good matches. Today rolled around and i reported to MAW. Im apparently up against a guy called Eddie Howard for a share of $750.. Lovely. It was time for my match so i stepped out from behind the curtain to face the crowd.. All 69 of them..... I dont remember all that much about the match. I just remember it was long, almost half hour in length apparently. Eddie Howard charged at me the moment i got in the ring and hit his finisher at some point.. Somehow i managed to kick out of it.... I got up, took a breath and decided it was my time.. We danced around the ring for a while and i managed to hit him with an implant ddt.. But he wouldn't stay down.. Followed up by a fishermans suplex.. Still nothing, another implant ddt and he still kicked out in time... So i did the only thing i could. I hit another implant ddt and tried a pin again... Either he felt sorry for me or he just didn't have enough left because i got the 3 count and won my debut match. That was some feeling i can tell you. I headed backstage and some of the locker room greeted me.. They liked what they saw and thought i could be big here in MAW. Karen Killer came up to me, thanked me for coming and gave me my share of the purse: $600[/SIZE][/FONT] [B][I]Coming up: Adam Phoenix heads west[/I][/B]
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][SIZE="5"][B][CENTER]Monday Week 1 July 2006[/CENTER][/B][/SIZE] I was still buzzing from my debut win almost 2 weeks ago when i got a call from CZCW. They wanted me for there next show.. It would be an opening match and the purse was tiny but it was still experience and exposure for me. So i agreed and headed west to compete there. Turns out i would be facing Masked Couger tonight. He came out first and the crowd all seemed to be cheering and i promptly followed him. There were no cheers or boo's, just mild disinterest in me. The bell rang and Couger came at me, and right from the start i knew this was a mismatch. Im a strong style wrestler, this guy was bouncing all over the place, coming off ropes and ducking under me.. I must have looked like a hulking giant trying to swat a fly.... Everytime i managed to get a few moves going, he ducked out the way, got around me and started on me again.. He knocked me down and jumped onto the top turnbuckle. I managed to pull myself up just as he went for his... what did he call it... High Rise Couger Pounce. And he missed.. Looked very painful. I started working on the fallen Couger with some holds and i could sense he was slowing down. All i had to do was keep this up and i could win.. But.. Alas i got kocky... I wanted the crowd to cheer, boo, heck do anything to acknowlege i was there. I went to hit him with the Animalistic Spear, but as i charged towards him, he jumped to his feet and hit me with a thrust kick.. I went down... for i dont know how long... and the next thing i know he has gone for the High Rise Couger Pounce. He connects and i didn't have the energy to kick out the pin. After the match the ref helps me up and carries me out the ring and i sit there in the locker room after suffering my first defeat.[/SIZE][/FONT] [B][I]Coming up: Rematch[/I][/B]
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1 of 5 of posts for today [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][B][CENTER][SIZE="5"]Sunday 7th July 2006[/SIZE][/CENTER][/B] 3 weeks after my first match with them, im back at MAW again. Karen Killer comes up to me and announces that tonight im going to be in the opening spot in a rematch against Eddie Howard. Apparently Eddie complained afterwards about how he was "told" to go easy on me. Tonight he apparently would give it his all. I just told him to bring it. For a share of $750 i would certainly not hold back [QUOTE] [B][CENTER]Eddie Howard Vs Adam Phoenix Summary 1 V 1 Match[/CENTER][/B] [LIST] [*]Howard started things off, [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Until Phoenix countered, [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix went for the implant DDT but Howard countered [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Howard went for powerbomb but Phoenix fell on top, [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix tried submissions but howard failed to tap out, [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix hit Animalistic spear and got the pinfall [/LIST] [B]Winner: Adam Phoenix Match Rating: C Match Length: 17 Minutes[/B][/QUOTE] I headed back stage feeling happy that my winning streak at MAW has now doubled. I just needed to win next time at CZCW to regain some confidence[/SIZE][/FONT] [B][I]Coming up: The Art of being a Heel[/I][/B]
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2 of 5 [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][B][SIZE="5"][CENTER]Saturday 8th July 2008[/CENTER][/SIZE][/B] New York, New York... The city apparently so nice they named it twice. I caught the red eye from california after my match yesterday to get to my first NYCW match up. I got there and met up with Johnny Martin. He didn't seem to care that i had little sleep and flown across country to be here tonight. He just wanted a good show. Tonight he would be putting me against Lee Wright for a share of $1000. [QUOTE][B][CENTER]Adam Phoenix Vs Lee Wright 1 V 1 Match up[/CENTER][/B] [LIST] [*]Wright started things off, [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix avoided the running clothsline and hit a backbreaker [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Wright countered with a low blow [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Wright hits powerbomb [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix breaks tiger bomb then hits Hammerlock back bomb [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Wright throws Phoenix out of the ring [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Hits DDT on wright landing on a chair. [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix gets DQ’d [/LIST] [B]Winner: Lee Wright by DQ Match Rating: F Match Length: 9:50[/B][/QUOTE] After my match i felt like crap, i didn't see that chair there when i went for the DDT and lost my first match for NYCW. Furthermore the staff and fellow wrestlers all looked really angry with me.. Heck even the crowd hated me... I wonder if i will be offered more work by them. I somehow doubt it[/SIZE][/FONT] [B][I]Coming up: High Flying[/I][/B]
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3 of 5 [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][B][CENTER][SIZE="5"]Monday 1st August 2006[/SIZE][/CENTER][/B] I spent the next few weeks earning some cash waiting tables and working out down the gym. I wouldn't know until the start of August when i would next wrestle and that uncertainty had to be countered by a second job. CZCW called me very early on the first day of August. Tickets were gonna be at the airport if i could make it to the show. A quick phone call to my job feigning illness and one flight later, i was at the venue. CZCW had booked me against Matt Sparrow, a rookie highflyer with apparent suicidal tendancies. I informed them that i wasn't a high flyer myself but they seemed adamant that i face him in the opening spot of the show. [QUOTE][B][CENTER]Adam Phoenix Vs Matt Sparrow 1 V 1 Match Up[/CENTER][/B] [LIST] [*]Sparrow took everything out of Adam Phoenix and then went top rope for his finisher. [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Every time he did Phoenix shook the ropes and knocked him down. [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix tried Fishermans Suplex but Matt countered and went up top again [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix countered and hit the mounted finishing punches to get the pinfall [/LIST] [B]Winner: Adam Phoenix Match Rating: C+ Match Length: 14:10 Winnings: $800[/B] [B]Win/Loss: 3-2[/B][/QUOTE] I figured out at the end how to keep this particular highflyer down. Get on top of him and beat him down.[/SIZE][/FONT] [B][I]Coming up: The trouble with DQ's[/I][/B]
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4 of 5 [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][B][CENTER][SIZE="5"]Sunday 14th August 2006[/SIZE][/CENTER][/B] I was actually surprised when i got the call from Johnny Martin. He wanted me for a match on Sunday against the home town hero New York Doll. Whilst it seemed like a good idea at the time, i later began to regret it. I was treated like an outcast in the locker room and one guy tried to spit on me. I was hoping to get my match out the way quite quickly and get out of here. [QUOTE][B][CENTER]Adam Phoenix Vs New York Doll 1 V 1 Match Up[/CENTER][/B] [LIST] [*]Phoenix started off [/LIST] [LIST] [*]New York Doll counters and tries to hit me but I shrugged it off [/LIST] [LIST] [*]New York Doll started getting fed up and he low blowed Phoenix [/LIST] [LIST] [*]New York Doll broke a camal clutch and beat on Phoenix [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Doll starts using Headbutts to groin and face stepping [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix took over and tried submissions with no success [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Doll tried his 5th low blow and got DQ’d [/LIST] [B]Winner: Adam Phoenix Match Rating: C+ Match Length: 14 Minutes Winnings: $800 Win/Loss: 4-2[/B][/QUOTE][/SIZE][/FONT] [B][I]Coming up: MAW-bound[/I][/B]
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5 of 5 [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][SIZE="5"][B][CENTER]Monday 21st August 2006[/CENTER][/B][/SIZE] MAW kind of felt like coming home after 5 weeks away. It's a small company and i felt i fitted here more than at NYCW and CZCW. Karen Killer had decided to book me against Al Coleman – a fellow rookie who i took the piss out of being named after mustard. [QUOTE][B][CENTER]Adam Phoenix Vs Al Coleman 1 V 1 Match Up[/CENTER][/B] [LIST] [*]Phoenix spent most of the time on offence. [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Coleman hit the Scorpion Deathlock out of nowhere [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix tapped out [/LIST] [B]Winner: Al Coleman Match Rating: E Match Length: 9:10 Winnings: $100 Win/Loss: 4-3[/B][/QUOTE] The match totally threw me.. I had Al Coleman the entire match and was trying to give the crowd a good show. But he suddenly got a burst of energy and managed to hit a finishing submission. An inquiry was conducted and Al Coleman was fired from MAW a week later with no reason as to why [/SIZE][/FONT] [B][I]Coming up: Sliding[/I][/B]
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][B][SIZE="5"][CENTER]Thursday Week 1 September 2006[/CENTER][/SIZE][/B] You ever have one of those days you just want to forget? I did. MAW had decided to book me against Antonio for there next show. I had started developing some confidence before matches and no longer feared facing the crowd. But the match.. Oh boy the match. That boy must have been psyhic. He threw me around the ring and everytime i managed to block or counter comething of his, he countered right back and just carried on beating on me. I dont think i actually managed to get a single move off on him. He finally went for a pin 8 minutes in. And i was glad that he did.[/SIZE][/FONT] [B]Winner: Antonio Match Rating: F Match Length: 8:00 Winnings: $100 Win/Loss: 4-4[/B] [B][I]Coming Up: EMM Joe[/I][/B] *Edit* Quick enough for you?
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][B][SIZE="5"][CENTER]Wednesday Week 2 September 2006[/CENTER][/SIZE][/B] [SIZE="4"]I tried to shake what happened last week from my mind with little success. Just how had he countered everything. I got a call from CZCW. They wanted me for the next show and i would be facing EMM Joe. I almost declined it but figured the $140 if i lost was still not that bad.[/FONT][/SIZE] [QUOTE][B][CENTER]Adam Phoenix Vs EMM Joe 1 V 1 Match Up[/CENTER][/B] [LIST] [*]Emm Joe started first [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix then started working the back of Joe [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Joe went for Fame Dropper and missed. [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix went for Double Arm DDT and hit [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Got the pinfall [B]Winner: Adam Phoenix Match Rating: E Match Length: 8:50 Winnings: $560 Win/Loss: 5-4 [/B] [/LIST][/QUOTE] [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"]That felt better[/SIZE][/FONT] [QUOTE]O.O.C The match notes on the last couple were a little sparse i know. But i write bits down whenever i feel anything significant happens. But the last couple were over WAAAAAAAAAY too quickly. But there are some matches that have almost half a page of notes coming up[/QUOTE] *Edit* But, But, But, But... My old english teacher would be very annoyed at me :)
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[B][SIZE="5"][CENTER]Tuesday Week 3 October 2006[/CENTER][/SIZE][/B] [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"]It was a long month. I had an apologetic phone call from NYCW stating that the card was all booked up. I was promised a spot on the next show. And the next show was 5 weeks away. When the show finally rolls around, NYCW call again. As promised i have a spot in the opening match against Rodger Dodger.[/SIZE][/FONT] [QUOTE][B][CENTER][B][CENTER]Adam Phoenix Vs Rodger Dodger 1 V 1 Match Up[/CENTER][/B][/CENTER][/B] [LIST] [*]Phoenix took it to Dodger right from the start. [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix hits a diving DDT outside the ring then drags Rodger Dodger back inside. [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix hits an Animalistic spear and gets the pinfall. [/LIST] [B]Winner: Adam Phoenix Match Rating: F Match Length: 5:10 Winnings: $560 Win/Loss: 6-4[/B][/QUOTE] Its much more fun on this side of a squash match [B][I]Coming up: CZCW Rematch[/I][/B]
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="5"][B][CENTER]Wednesday Week 3 October 2006[/CENTER][/B][/SIZE] [SIZE="4"]CZCW booked me against EMM Joe EMM Joe kept going top rope and I just couldn’t counter. I was squashed.[/SIZE][/FONT] [B]Winner: EMM Joe Match Rating: B+ Match Length: 4:00 Winnings: $140 Win/Loss: 6-5 [/B] [QUOTE]*OOC* Didn't get chance for any notes. It ended WAY too quickly[/QUOTE]
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][B][SIZE="5"][CENTER]Friday Week 4 October 2006[/CENTER][/SIZE][/B] My record was becoming kinda hit and miss lately. I was either squashing people or being squashed. There was no middle ground it seemed. But it my record carried on i would win my next match. MAW phoned me asking if i wanted to appear on the next show against Flash Savage. I agreed. Win or lose it was still experience and i could use the cash. I had quite a Subway habit i couldn't break :) [QUOTE][B][CENTER][SIZE="4"]Adam Phoenix Vs Flash Savage 1 V 1 Match Up[/SIZE][/CENTER][/B] [LIST] [*]Phoenix shrugs off Flash Savages initial attack [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Savage hits Fishermans Suplex [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix kicks out [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix countered Top Rope Diving Rana into a boston crab [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix hits Japanese Power DDT [/LIST] [LIST] [*]2 Count [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix counters running dropkick with a big boot [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Savage attempts Glittering Magician Knee but Phoenix moves [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenixs spear countered by roundhouse kick [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix hits Implant DDT [/LIST] [LIST] [*]2 Count [/LIST] [LIST] [*]Phoenix hits Spear [/LIST] [LIST] [*]3 Count [/LIST] [RIGHT][B]Winner: Adam Phoenix Match Rating: B- Match Length: 19:20 Winnings: $600 Win/Loss: 7-5[/RIGHT][/B] [/QUOTE] The pattern was continuing, so chances are that i would lose my next match. I was determined to break the cycle and went to the gym[/SIZE][/FONT] [B][I]Coming up: Cycling[/I][/B]
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[SIZE="5"][CENTER][B][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Thursday Week 2 November 2006[/FONT][/B][/CENTER][/SIZE] [SIZE="4"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]And I thought losing was bad. I came across a decision this week which may have consequences on my career. MAW told me that the show was going to be on thursday this week promptly followed by NYCW telling me the exact same thing. Two shows far to far apart to appear at both. Whatever show i didn't choose would surely look down at me and possibly not book me again. However fate gave me a helping hand. MAW called back as usual to let me know who and when i would be on the show. Karen told me that there was no space on the show for me this week and that she would try get me on the next one. That just left NYCW. I wouldn't have to pick between them. NYCW called up the next day. They informed me that they didn't have a space on the show for me either... Huh.. I went from double booked, to not working at all... [/FONT][/SIZE] [B][I]Coming up: Cycling (actually true this time)[/I][/B]
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