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Welterweight Championship Tournament Semi Finals – Maximus Grier vs Osiris

(The camera cuts to Bella Braxton in the ring.)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is a Welterweight Championship tournament match scheduled for one fall! Introducing first…

(‘I Fall Apart’ by Post Malone hits as Osiris makes his way down the ramp wearing a black hoodie with his trademark phrase “Voices Are The Vision” on the back)

Bella Braxton: From Athens, Ohio… weighing in at 218 pounds… ‘THE VISION’…OSIIIIRISSSSSSS!!!!!!!

James Peters: Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to this Welterweight Championship Tournament semifinal match! Coming out first is a man who may be a tad…unhinged, but in the ring, he is very effective. That man is Osiris, who defeated MZA to get this opportunity.

Rich Russillo: A tad unhinged? The man’s a goddamned lunatic, James! But I’ll agree with you, his win over MZA was pretty impressive. Actually, it was a mauling.

Bella Braxton: And his opponent…

(“Long Live the Chief” by Jidenna blasts off on the speakers as the lights fade to black. As soon as the hook ends Maximus Grier appears on stage glaring out at the crowd showing his swag. Maximus struts down to the ring before opening his umbrella to reveal the Tres Comas Club logo spread across, along with text underneath saying “presented by Maximus Inc”. he then removes his fur coat as PETA activists throw trash at him from the audience. He places the coat and umbrella outside the ring as he awaits his opponent.)

Bella Braxton: From Sacramento, California weighing in at 190 pounds… he is “JIGSAW” MAXIMUS GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIER!!!

James Peters: You want to talk about impressive, Rich. Here is a man that is still undefeated here in Revolt. He defeated Finnegan Wakefield to move forward in this tournament and that’s no mean feat!

Rich Russillo: Yeah, Finnegan ain’t no slouch, even if he is a fucking limey.

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: Grier and Osiris are circling around each other, Grier smirking at Osiris. Neither man seem to want to make a move.

Rich Russillo: It’s smart, Peters. Both men have been dominant in this tournament. Neither guys want to make a mistake.

James: Peters: They continue to size each other up, no one making a mo-Wait a second! Grier runs full throttle at Osiris! Osiris gets caught off guard and Grier decks him with a brutal lariat!

Rich Russillo: Jesus! He nearly decapitated Osiris with that. He’s going for the cover! It’s over already!

Ref: ONNNEEEE! TWOOOO!

James Peters: No! Osiris kicks out at two! Wow, Rich! I thought it was all over there!

Rich Russillo: Me too.

James Peters: What I find interesting is that if you recall, in Osiris’ match against MZA, MZA tried to attack him right out of the gate, but Osiris was able to dodge it. Maybe this was Grier’s way of telling Osiris he ain’t shit!

Rich Russillo: Fuck, I don’t remember last night, let alone weeks ago, James! But if anyone would be playing mind games, it’d be Grier!

James Peters: Osiris gets up and looks amused by the sudden attack and they go for a collar and elbow tie up. Grier gets the advantage, swinging behind Osiris, but Osiris is able to break Grier’s hold. He hits Grier with a back elbow and then runs for the ropes. He comes back and connects with a running dropkick that hits Grier flush on the mouth! The height he got on that was incredible! Grier is knocked loopy but quickly gets back to his feet. Grier doesn’t look too happy with that as he slowly walks up to Osiris. They seem to be having some words in the middle of the ring and-GRIER WITH THE STANDING TAKEDOWN! There’s Grier’s MMA and Ju-Jitsu background coming into play!

Rich Russillo: This ain’t the octagon! This is professional wrestling! But whatever works, I guess…

James Peters: Grier is now focusing on Osiris’ head, grabbing him into a grounded headlock. The angle that he has this enables him to move his elbow and arm around, rubbing Osiris’ head back and forth into the mat. This is just humiliation! Grier quickly changes his position AND LOCKS IN A CROSSFACE! WILL OSIRIS TAP?!?

Rich Russillo: The crossface is locked in deep too!

James Peters: He’s arching back even farther now! Wait a minute-Osiris is starting to move…OSIRIS STANDS UP HOLDING GRIER! HE CLUTCHES HIS ARMS FROM BEHIND AROUND GRIER’S WAIST…GERMAN SUPLEX! HE BRIDGES FOR THE COVER!!!

Ref: ONNNEEEE! TWOOOOO!

James: No! Grier kicks out! He’s holding the back of his head, but it was still a very strong kickout! Grier isn’t out of this one yet! Osiris isn’t letting him get up to his feet, however. He kicks Grier in the stomach and runs to the ropes. Osiris jumps up, landing Grier in the throat with a running leg drop!

Rich Russillo: That could break a trachea or whatever they’re called! He should go for the cover again-but no! He’s gloating like he just won the damn match! Look at him, just sitting there smiling! What is he doing, hearing voices again?

James: Yes, Rich. This might not be the smartest move, especially against someone like Maximus Grier. And look, just as we thought. Grier is stirring and Osiris isn’t aware! Grier goes up to Osiris and spins him around but OSIRIS WITH THE QUICK THINKING AND NAILS GRIER WITH A SUPERKICK! COVER!

Ref: ONNEEEEE! TW-

James: No, Grier kicks out at two, maybe even one and a half! Osiris looks slightly annoyed at this. Maybe he thought the superkick would knock Grier out cold but not this time! Osiris goes to pick Grier up, but Grier hits an elbow into his gut. Grier then stands up and kicks Osiris right in the chest! You could hear that one and see the sweat smack off of Osiris’ chest! Jesus! Another kick! And another! And another! But Osiris stays up, if a bit wobbly. Grier shakes his head and goes to kick Osiris again- but it was a fakeout! Grier simply slaps Osiris in the face AND THEN HITS A BRUTAL DDT! Dear god! But wait-Grier quickly picks Osiris up!

Maximus Grier: This is a real superkick, motherfucker!

James Peters: AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A SUPERKICK OF HIS OWN!

Ref: ONEEEE! TWOOO! THR-NO!

Rich Russillo: Shit, I was sure Grier had that one right there!

James Peters: Grier definitely has a game plan tonight. Again, using his MMA background, he is focusing solely on a body part, the part in this match being the head. Perhaps he is weakening Osiris’ head and neck for the “Pyramid Scheme” or the “Acid Test”

Rich Russillo: Who knows about anything like that, Peters! I just know these two guys are kicking each other’s asses tonight! I love it!

James Peters: Grier picks Osiris up, drags him to the ropes and throws him to the outside. Uh-oh. Grier gets onto the apron. I think we know what’s coming up next. He goes for another superkick, this time from the apron BUT OSIRIS GRABS GRIER’S LEG AND SWEEPS HIM SMASHING GRIER’S BACK ON THE APRON!

Rich Russillo: The apron is the hardest part of the ring, you know.

James Peters: Osiris quickly rolls into the ring. He has that look in his eyes where he’s gonna do something crazy. Hits the opposite rope and makes a leap for it! TOPE CON HILO!

Rich Russillo: Tope Con what?!?

James Peters: Both men are laid out on the floor and the audience is loving every minute of this! You can see how much this tournament means to both men! The referee starts the count!

Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX!

James: Both men are finally moving!

Ref: SEVEN! EIGHT!

James Peters: Both men make it back into the ring at a count of nine! That was down to the wire!

Rich Russillo: What would have happened if they both got counted out? Would they both be eliminated from the tournament?

James Peters: I think so, Rich! Both men are still on their backs as the audience is showing their respect and excitement for this back and forth match! Osiris is the first man up and he staggers to the corner. He gathers his bearings and walks over to Grier. He picks him up and goes for an exploder suplex, but Grier blocks it. Grier kicks Osiris in the gut and hits him with a suplex of his own, this one a snap suplex. Grier steps up and slams his feet down into Osiris stomach with a standing double foot stomp. Grier then locks in a fujiwara armbar and cinches back on it. Osiris has to tap here! No! Osiris is moving towards the ropes. Grier soon gets frustrated and releases the hold. He goes for another double foot stomp but Osiris kips up! He hits Grier with an enziguiri! Grier is knocked silly! Osiris turns him around and OH MY GOD! OSIRIS HITS GRIER WITH A REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER! HE COULD HAVE BROKEN GRIER’S NECK THERE!

Rich Russillo: That’s it! Here comes the finishing blow!

James Peters: Osiris calls for the end! He gets up to the top rope! Is he gonna hit it? Will this be the Swanton Bomb Osiris labels the “Simple Start”? Here he goes! He goes to flip off of the tope rope! WAIT A MINUTE! GRIER JUST PUSHED THE REFEREE WITH HIS FOOT! THE REF FALLS INTO THE ROPES, KNOCKING OSIRIS OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLE! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!?

Rich Russillo: Brilliant! Grier is a fucking genius!

James Peters: Osiris is now holding the back of his and is trying to get up – OH MY GOD! OUT OF NOWHERE, GRIER HITS THE RUNNING KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! ACID TEST! ACID TEST! GRIER GOES FOR THE COVER! THE REFEREE IS CONFUSED, BUT HE EVENTUALLY DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER!

Ref: ONEEEE! TWWWOOOO! THREEEEE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner and moving on to finals of the Welterweight Championship tournament… MAXIMUS GRRRRRRRRRRRRRIER!

(“Long Live the Chief” by Jidenna hits as Maximus Grier has his arm raised by the referee in victory.)

James Peters: No! Not like this! This was a classic match! One for the ages, and Maximus Grier had to take the cheap way out! Listen to the crowd! They’re livid that they were cheated out from this great match. That bastard!

Rich Russillo: Who’s the man with his hand raised in the air, Peters? Maximus Grier! The way I see it, Grier systematically took out the equilibrium of Osiris with the constant attacks to the head and he saw an advantage here. Osiris got dizzy and fell off the rope and the referee is a clumsy fucker. Save your conspiracy theories for someone else!

James Peters: Well, I may not be happy about how it went down, but that man right there, Maximus Grier, is going to the finals of the Welterweight Championship Tournament and will be fighting to become the inaugural champion at Revolt’s first Marquee Event on February 17th. Someone get Osiris looked at for Chrissakes!

(Grier smirks at the camera with his hand raised in victory as it fades to black)