Neo League 0001 - NL#0022: Kuma vs Sven

Description: What is stronger, a bear or a wolf? Obviously a bear, but this is a theoretical question. Also, can you THROW a bear? That one is definitely answered. (Winner: Kuma)

Westminister Abbey. Once known as the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, it was original built in the year of 1080 AD. The site of countless roayl weddings, wakes, and funerals, the Westminister Abbey has long been a symbol of the religious integrity and history of England.

And now it was the site of Bear Wrestling.

Standing within the nave of the great church, Sven Maesters leans against one of the several gothic pillars filling the main atrium of the chapel. The Swede was impatiently watching from behind his mask, eyeing the camera crew and judges as they finish setting up for the Neo-League fight that was to take place within the holy grounds. He kicks his boot's heel against the pillar, looking down at the marble floor. Sven had heard he was fighting a bear tonight.

He hoped chokeholds worked against bears.

The door to the great church suddenly bursts open. "MARCH, YOU MONGREL!" comes the booming voice of Heihachi Mishima. A great bear is sweating heavily, claws raking across the ground as he pulls a number of logs hooked by iron chains to his shoulders and neck. Standing atop them is the white pronged demon himself, reading a small book in one hand outside yelling insults and defacements to the absolutely massive ursine with the crimson scarf. Right now, Kuma seems half-mad from exhaustion. He manages to make it to the center area, before thumping down on his belly and panting. Heihachi steps off, marching over to grasp the shackles. A flex of muscle snaps iron like plastic, freeing him before tilting his head up to pour in a two litre of water. "See?! I told you that you could make it from the airport. ...And if you win, you get a limousine ride back, with all the fish you can eat." Eyes alight. "...And if you lose... I'll make sure a certain panda hears of it." Turning away to march to the pews and settle in a seat, Kuma's rigid with shock. Before slowly, slowly rising up to his imposing height, feet slamming down hard enough to rumble for meters. "ROOOOOAR!!"

COMBATSYS: Kuma has started a fight here.

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Kuma             0/-------/-------|

That was not a bear he could chokehold.

With the dynamic entry, the judges and camera crew scramble to prepare for the fight. With Heihachi in tow, any fight could break out at any minute. Sven, however, seemed content to look at the bear from a safe distance. As the bear bursts from the chains, he tilts his head, rubbing his upper arm warily. He could already feel the scars he was about to earn from it. Fighting a bear? That might cost him his life. But if it was just a organized match.... maybe it wasn't as dangerous as it looked.

"So this is the bear, ya?"

Sven Maesters pushes off the pillar, walking across the stone ground, arms crossed. "You better learn to roar harder, because Sven Maesters is not afraid of no bear!" The wrestler uncrosses his arms, thrusting a finger straight at the massive bear as he stops not 10 feet away. "I will catch you between my thighs, and squeeze the life from you, ya?!" Slamming a fist into his palm, he spreads out his posture, hands out, dropping into his wrestling stance.

"Come on you dumb animal, show me how you handle a wolf!"

COMBATSYS: Sven has joined the fight here.

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Sven             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Kuma

"This is not just any bear, you ignorant slut. This is KUMA, the terror of the woods!!" The bear makes a few roaring noises. "< What kind of stupid name is that?! >" "Shut up and murder him!!" is rejoindered to the conversation only he can follow. A sort of long exhale and disturbingly sentient shrug follows, before Kuma flexes his huge taloned hands. His tongue lolls out to the side, before he takes in Sven with a few careful sniffs. Not the kind of opponent he normally fights... he smells like a wolf. When his opponent claims to not be afraid, and Kuma is further insulted, he suddenly inhales deeply. Before letting out a ROOOOOAR that literally shakes the windows, wind and spray of spittle impacting Sven a few meters away with startling force. His hair has wildly spiked out along his back, slamming his paws down hard enough to crack the stone lightly. Before hurtling forward, charging with surprising speed. Only to suddenly leap up to his stubby rear legs, swiping out in a brutal and fast one-two! aiming to cut an 'X' right across Sven's front. "SNARL!! < I will teach you fear!! >" "Gahahaha!! GOOD BOY, KUMA!" Heihachi shouts from the stands.

COMBATSYS: Kuma successfully hits Sven with Kuma Musou.

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Sven             0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0             Kuma

Sven was NOT an ignorant slut!

Of course, that's what a slut would say, if he was ignorant. As the bear takes the challenge with a full heart, the wrestler watches as he gets sniffed. Sven DOES smell like a wolf; the pelt that he wore as a cloak was no fake. As the next bear roar comes, Sven crosses his arms instinctively, the spittle flying into his forearms. And like that, the bear strikes...

With finesse?

In fact, the agile bear was charging in like a lightning bolt. Sven tries to move to defend low, in response to the slam, but as he stands up, the rapid claws rend his chest, drawing blood as the wrestler staggers back. "Guargh!" Comes the cry as the wrestler stumbles backwards.

Before lowering down to a pounce.

Responding to the rapid assault, the wrestler leaps away, seeking to make a move. Jumping through the air, he spirals elegantly as he reaches a nearby pillar. Landing both feet on the pillar, the wrestler springs off it, diving straight across to the larger bear. Arms out, he attempts to catch the bear by its neck with both hands into front facelock. If successful? He will just hurl his weight over the bear's shoulder legs, spreading his weight to Kuma's back...

And try to bring the massive beast to the stone floor with an aerial cutter.

COMBATSYS: Kuma interrupts Strong Throw from Sven with Frolicking Bear.

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Sven             1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0             Kuma

Honestly, Kuma held back. He was more going for the transfer of force rather than ripping into Sven like some kind of delicious fishcake. He knows very well how strong and deadly he is to fight, but proved with the supple form of Hotaru just how gentle he can be when unleashing a brutal beating. Flicking a spackling of blood upon the ground, Heihachi continues to hoot and cheer loudly. Although climbing up upon a pillar, Kuma's response is quite simple. He falls to the ground, before twisting and launching himself up, back first. There's a dull THWACK as Sven hits a 1200 pounds of muscle and bone, not even stalling Kuma as he rebounds a few times, bouncing along the ground with all four feet pressed together in a comical position. Really, any amount of inertia from him is going to be causing a large amount of pain... can that even be called a move?!

The NL crew -winces- as Sven hits the bear.

The wrestler vaguely recognizes that while he has a grip on the bear, the half-ton beast responds by just falling to the ground... and bouncing right back up. Smashing Sven against the ground again and again, he eventually releases the bear, upon the third bounce, laying in the cratered earth with a groan. "You think this is joke?" The swede grumbles, staggering up.

"Okay, lets get serious!"

Adjusting his wolf-pelt, he unclasps it, gripping it by the collar. With a heave, the wrestler hurls it aside, before adjusting his mask. "The spirit of Ragnarok is once more!" Sven Maesters bellows, before rushing towards Kuma along the ground at full tilt. Trying to time the bizarre bouncing, Sven will attempt to catch Kuma on the down pound, using the momentum to whip him around the swede's body once...

Before smashing the 1200 lbs of bear back right on his knee.

COMBATSYS: Kuma blocks Sven's World Wolf III.

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Sven             1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Kuma

Well, to be fair, Kuma's probably the greatest example of a huge bear in the world. Someone even Zangief would give respect to, and Marco's martial bear could only aspire to. The training he endures under Heihachi might not do much for his technique, but it certainly does for an already titanic physique. That alone can carry him through a majority of fighters who have dedicated their heart and soul to it...! "Roar snarl? < What the hell is he talking about? >" Only to then find himself falling backwards instead of downwards. He does thump upon Sven's leg, but it doesn't really seem to hurt him much with his tensed muscles and hearty hide. Twisting around, his next response is simple -- trying to snap his jaws shut on Sven's head. And just... kind of hold him there. With his head in his teeth. "Grrr!!"

COMBATSYS: Sven blocks Kuma's Aggressive Bite.

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Sven             1/-----==/=======|=====--\-------\0             Kuma

Sven, at this point, is pretty well convinced that Kuma is the top tier of bears he has fought.

Unfortunately, Sven Maesters had not had much experience with bears. So far, he was treating Kuma like big people. So far, it wasn't working out too well. "Do not toy with a wolf, bozo!" Sven rumbles far too loudly, thumping the massive bear upon his knee.

That may have hurt Sven more than it hurt the bear.

Sven began to rethink the 'big person' approach. Already, the 'big person' was snapping those fiercesome jaws towards Sven's face. Bringing up a forearm, the swede stops the jaws by shoving his oily forearm straight into the bear's maw, letting it take a crunch as the wrestler hisses in pain. "Oh, the things that I do!" He mutters out as he attempts to get a grip on the scruff of Kuma's neck. He didn't even have room to springboard, due to the sheer presence of the bear. Should he get a grip, he will use the leverage between his arm in the bear's mouth and his hand on the bear's neck, he will give a heave, struggling to hurl the bear straight upright in the air, legs up. Should he make it?

He will slam the bear on his back, falling backwards himself.

COMBATSYS: Sven successfully hits Kuma with Crushing Throw.

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Sven             1/----===/=======|=======\=------\1             Kuma

Technically, a bear can toy with a lone wolf all it wants. It's huge, it's able to bat things around, what's the wolf going to do about it? Until this moment, Sven has been naught but a plaything to the huge creature! Of course, Sven might realize that the biting doesn't hurt as much as it could. No, Kuma's not going full force, although that's not to say that he's being gentle; just not tearing flesh or drawing blood. Still, it probably looks more than a little shocking. But not many people can grasp a bear and actually LIFT it. Kuma is so shocked he releases his hold and paws the air helplessly, doing everything wrong to absorb the blow before thumping down with a grunt of pain. He's dazed, slower to get back to his feet. But still, he strikes out with a brutal claw, aiming to impact Sven in the chest and send him hurtling backwards to the seats near Heihachi, letting out another terrifying growl. "ROAR!! <Ow!! My claw!! I chipped my claw!! >" Okay, in this case a lack of translation is a good thing.

COMBATSYS: Sven endures Kuma's Strong Claw.

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Sven             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\==-----\1             Kuma

Frankly, Sven is pretty okay with Kuma holding back.

It's not like Sven has a hunting rifle. Besides, professional wrestling was only occassionally a lethal martial art. The Swede only knew too well how death was never the intent of each match. It was the show that was important.

And right now, the show was suplexing a bear.

Lifting someone like Kuma was not as difficult as it looked. It was all about where you positioned yourself. For example, Sven was lifting with his knees. Not only did it give a LOT of leverage for the suplex, but it also kept him from compressing a disc. Slamming the bear back, the wrestler suddenly unleashes a wild howl. "AROOOOOOO!" Comes the cry, as he rolls to the side. Standing back up, he tosses his head back. "Come on! The Ragnorok is still young!" He challenges, beating his chest once.

The bear roars back, lashing straight out to the wrestler's chest.

With a grunt, Sven is sent hurtling to the seats, specifically, the seat right next to Heihachi. Flailing through the air, he seems to be heading straight for a crash. But agility takes hold at the last second. Fixing his feet around, he lands against the chair with both legs, the momentum shift nearly shattering the seat.

And Sven flips right back, without even a glance at Heihachi.

Launching through the air, the wrestler rockets straight for Kuma, legs spread apart. Not unlike another Neo-League fighter, one who had recently fought Heihachi's own adopted son. The well-muscled thighs taking aim, Sven Maesters attempts to clutch the giant bear by the neck...

COMBATSYS: Sven successfully hits Kuma with Wolfensteiner 3D.

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Sven             0/-------/---<<<<|=======\=======\1             Kuma

And he snaps those thighs around Kuma's neck like a vice grip.

Hurling his weight backwards, Sven Maesters smashes the bear headfirst into the stone ground, cratering him hard. But he thigh do not soften. Tumbling along the ground in a roll, he keeps a grip on Kuma's neck, slamming him again to the ground.

And once more, for good measure, after another roll.

A fourth roll comes, but not another Wolfensteiner. Instead, Sven launches Kuma with both legs straight to the very stands where he had springboarded off of... and right next to Heihachi. Rolling towards the stands, Sven gives a final leap towards Kuma, not giving the bear any last digity as he dives to catch the bear before he hits the ground...

And finishes the assault with a fiercesome backbreaker.


Just because Kuma is not savaging someone doesn't mean his techniques are ineffective. Heihachi might want him to maul people to death, but that's never been what the bear has desired. He's really the more reasonable and gentle of the pair all around, and fighting is just a method of making the man he respects happy. If that involves batting a few people around, so be it! Yet this is the first time he's had this sort of trouble in a fight... Hotaru managed to blow him up pretty good, and now he's finding that might be the case more than once. "Having trouble? You better hope you lose." is all Heihachi says, clamping down on a large cigar before lighting it up with a slow glare that could stop the heart of a lesser man. Oh yes. He's invested in Kuma's success.
Legs manage to wrap around Kuma's thick neck. It's the size of a normal person's torso almost, and at first it seems an impossible battle to win. That is, before he's brought airborne once more, and then slammed down upon the ground face-first. Blood splatters from a split nose, and the blindness and pain cause a flare of feral aggression that is rare to see. Suddenly there's no sense of an animal beneath Sven... but a monster. Hauling him along, a few swipes rip into the surrounding areas, cleaving marks into stone, swishing at Sven's head, before the airborne ursine slams upon a knee. Rolling off... he immediately surges upright.
Looming over Sven is death. Death in the face of gleaming fangs and glowing eyes, the roar that leaves him so close enough that Heihachi begins to stand up. "Oye, Kuma. Don't ACTUALLY kill him--" That would cost a lot. He'd have to beat up everyone here, destroy the tapes, kill everyone that knew Sven, then everyone that knew THEM, and that's just so much killing...
And then, Kuma snaps out of it. Shaking his head, he instead brings both paws down, trying to smack Sven senseless right atop the head. "SNARL!! < THAT HURT!!! >"

COMBATSYS: Sven blocks Kuma's Fatal Wind.

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Sven             0/-------/-<<<<<<|=====--\-------\0             Kuma

Immediately after striking towards Sven's head, Kuma twists around... and then leaps backwards, ass first, to impact the other man. Leveled perfectly with his masked face, there's an explosive blast of green wind, sufficient to send Sven staggering backwards with no small amount of force!! Immediately, the entire holy site begins to reek.

Fortunately, the mask doesn't have nose holes.

Unfortunately, that was the least of his worries.

As he unleashes the final backbreaker, he watches as, in almost slowmotion, Kuma is back up. Sven looks up at the bear looming over him. The spirit of the Warwolf suddenly flows right out of him. There was no epic Ragnorok. Only a doughy Swedish wrestler in a wolfman mask. Underneath the mask, the wrestler in frowning. Not gritty frowning.

But 'I just made a 9 foot tall bear mad' frowning.

While Kuma snaps out of it, Sven doesn't. Quickly, he catches the overhead blow of the claw with his own forearm, nearly collapsing under the sheer force of the blow. Rising back up, he realizes, for a moment, he is looking into the beefy hams of the bear. And as the blast comes, we return to the first point. The mask manages to deflect away most of the rancid scent. What little leaks in through the air hole at the mouth, and the eye holes, end up searing off his eyebrows and parts of his beard. Blasted hurtling away, it seems that Sven is ready to hit a nearby pillar.

And he leaps off it.

Springboarding off the pillar, he spirals through the air wildly, having only the faintest of control of what was happening to his body right now. His skin felt like it was on fire. He was blind. He couldn't breath. And yet, he sails through the air, coming sailing towards Kuma's back. And then, his legs suddenly jerk apart wide.

Like a bear trap.

Should he land those meaty thighs around Kuma's neck again, he will reverse momentum once again, hurling Kuma headfirst back down to earth with a final Wolfensteiner... for the Swede. Whether he catches Kuma in his manly thighs or not does not matter. Because once Sven makes contact with the ground?

He isn't getting back up.

COMBATSYS: Sven can no longer fight.

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Kuma             0/-------/--=====|

COMBATSYS: Kuma blocks Sven's Wolfensteiner.

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Kuma             0/-------/-======|

The acrid assault of Kuma's deathly flatulance transcends the limits of a human being, to either make or endure. Even he, with his beastly resilience, would succumb in time. Heihachi has begun cursing and stomped to the back, throwing open the doors and doubling over in the fresh air beyond. To bring even a legend to heel... Sven is truly an epic opponent to manage to fight back in the midst. But fool him once, shame on you. Fool him twice, shame on Kuma. This time he twists around...
And then chomps down on Sven's groin as his thighs move to snap tight around.
The tight squeeze still hurts, but he's likely returned that in kind. Shaking Sven around violently for good show -- the cameras probably like that, he then spits him out to land in a heap nearby. Before... yes...
Kuma plants his paws at his hips, elbows jutting out. His rump raises high, before he begins to dance. Right atop Sven. Each thumpthumpthump of his feet rumbles the ground, squishing and squashing him over and over until he's been thoroughly punished for what he's done. And then Kuma dances backwards, throwing two extended claws in a peace sign to the cameras. The glory of fish is now his... and his legend continues to grow. The undefeated champion, Kuma!!

Log created on 23:33:21 12/12/2014 by Kuma, and last modified on 02:48:35 12/13/2014.