Description: In the third part of their rivalry, Cracker Jack and Rainbow Mika face down to determine who will earn the right to hold the Worldwide Pro Title in downtown Metro City. After a brutal, bloody battle, who will be left holding the belt between these two titans of fight entertainment?
Tonight, live in Metro Square, the bout to decide who controls the Worldwide Pro Belt! Former beltholder and present Neo-League Season 2 leader Cracker Jack, facing down Neo-Leage Season 1's reigning champion, Rainbow Mika! Tonight, these two bitter rivals meet in the heart of east coast USA's most important urban metroplis, Metro City. As the lights of signs and video screens mounted on buildings shines down on the gathered multitudes in the unseasonably warm winter weather that the northeast is experienced, there's a dull roar from the crowds as the time for the match grows near. Police are deployed in force, just to make sure that nothing amiss happens, with the recent crime wave the city has experienced while recovering from the Majiken incident last year. But the city is recovering, and this match is one major sign of Metro City being on the road to good health as a metropolitan area.
Cracker Jack steps out into the concrete space between the two major roads, dead in the center of Metro City. He grins at the crowd as cameras flash and there's a cheer, raising his baseball bat as he turns sidelong and pointing his left hands in the direction of some particularly devoted (and foul mouthed) fans. Gotta love Metro. He turns back to face the other side of the designated space for the fight, awaiting his opponent. Last time, he tried to get into her head, but he apparently misjudged her. No attempts at trickery now. Just a straight fight, with Cracker Jack bringing the brutality to this ever cheery diva. Cracker Jack admits, as annoying as he finds her, her optimism is very contagious.
It's been awhile since Rainbow Mika has graced Metro City with one of her fights, but the city has done a lot for her. After her explosive debut in Southtown, it wasn't long before the building hype of Rainbowmania (way back before it was even called Rainbowmania) had earned Rainbow Mika a spot in the main event at SLAMFEST 2014! Early on she'd also been part of what had been called "The World's Sexiest Fight," and while it had been a quick attempt to cash in on what had at the time been assumed to be 15 minutes of fame, it had been more exposure at a critical point in the career of Rainbow Mika.
As for the belt itself, part of her didn't feel right being offered a shot at one of the Worldwide championships. She'd challenged for the Eastern Pro against Mimiru Kasagi and come up short. Sure, she'd had a busted elbow, but Mimiru had been in control the entire time. Still, she couldn't just turn down the offer when it was sent her way... and it was a great opportunity to build on the feud of sorts that had emerged between Cracker Jack and the Brawling Blue and Blonde Bombshell. Thus far she'd failed to take a win, but she'd kept things close and only given up a single loss so far.
And all that really matters is whether or not the crowd is happy.
The wrestling superstar's theme suddenly comes blaring over the speakers and the crowd starts to part as Rainbow Mika works her way through the people to the street. Cheers and back pats accompany her the entire way until she reaches the fence separating the crowd from the action and leaps over it, turning her back on her opponent for a moment to flex for the crowd.
Cracker Jack hears the blaring music, slowly shaking his head as he frowns. Wrestling is so tacky. He sees the crowd's support of Rainbow Mika, uncaring but faintly irritated, and bares his teeth with a low growl. If he was young, that would've bothered him. But over the years, he's learned to take his negative emotions and channel them into his will, his drive, his conviction. It's certainly not a healthy way to live, but it was either that or Alcoholics Anonymous and a life working at a sporting goods store. His gloved grip on his bat slowly tightens, a soft creak of leather palmed between flesh and wood audible. Time to fight.
Cracker Jack points his bat at Rainbow Mika as a threat, before he moves into a loose brawling stance, spreading his feet and curling forward with his shoulders to keep his hands near his face. He stands in place with his bat in hand, held across his front, quickly ready wherever he needs to move it. He reaches out with his bare left hand, gesturing her forward. He says nothing, since his words would be lost under the noise of the crowd, the music, and the traffic.
COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack has started a fight here.
Cracker Jack 0/-------/-------|
After their previous encounters, some of the crowd (mostly younger Rainbowmaniacs) shouts out warnings to Rainbow Mika to look out as Mika turns her back on her apparent rival. In some of the professional wrestling matches, they'd have called back to this by arranging for Jack to take a swing at Mika and for the wrestler to stop the strike before they got into the real match... but this isn't professional wrestling, and so all the assurance Mika has is that nobody has called for the fight to start, and the people in charge are a lot more serious about this sort of thing outside of Pro Wrestling.
The referee finally calls her over to start the match... and this time Rainbow Mika is fast off the gate. As soon as the clang of the bell rings up through the streets, the busty blonde is flying in, trying to catch the first blow of this matchup. As she closes the distance, she wrenches her arm up, swinging so that she hopefully catches Jack in the chin with her forearm in a classic European uppercut.
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika has joined the fight here.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Rainbow Mika
COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack blocks Rainbow Mika's Fierce Punch.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0 Rainbow Mika
As Mika comes charging in, Cracker Jack jumps forward with a quick bounce and slide at the last minute. His left arm whips up to catch the punch earlier than Mika had planned, the heavy blow telegraphed much more than a quick one. He emits a quiet grunt as the fist impacts into his forearm and he deflects it outwards, then sweeping his arm to the side and around in attempt to catch Mika's punching arm with a tangle. He offers her a rakish, sinister grin in close quarters as his fingers attempt to clasp her wrist.
As his hand grasps at her wrist, his baseball bat swings in from the side with a blow aimed at Mika's other arm and shoulder, followed up by several smaller blows. His breathing can be heard through his teeth, low and heavy, clearly intending on making this a brutal fight for Mika. He's thinking in the longterm this time, attempting to approach her strategically, since he's noticed she's excellently conditioned against harm. Instead of constantly swinging from the fences, he's going to play a longterm game.
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika endures Cracker Jack's Power Hunter.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0 Rainbow Mika
Never assume your first hit will be enough. Honestly, in Mika's experience, it's pretty hard to get your first hit to land at all. Once the bell rings, you're both in a spot where you know the fight is happening. So, the best option is to be ready for the followup. Of course, once her arm's been snagged, there's not too much she can do to get out of the way, so she doesn't even bother to try. She holds steady and simply weathers each blow, wincing as the bat bears down on her arm, simply waiting for the opportunity...
An important fact about Cracker Jack's current position: He has a firm hold on Rainbow Mika that would have her locked down and at his mercy... but he's also going soft, and with no hit to the fences, he finds himself right next to Rainbow Mika. That's just where Mika wants to be.
As Jack pulls back for another swing, Mika uses her smaller height to her advantage, ducking low and twisting under Jack's arm, forcing him to either get his arm twisted in behind his back or let go. From her new position, she kicks up to catch her arm in around his neck, bending him over at the waist and planting him into a headlock. Cinching the lock closed, she pull in her left arm and locks fingers with her right as she uses the strength of both arms to clamp down on Cracker Jack's neck, locking down on his windpipe over and over to squeeze the wind out of him like a bagpipe.
COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack endures Rainbow Mika's Daydream Headlock.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0 Rainbow Mika
Cracker Jack releases Rainbow Mika as she ducks under his arm, an inhuman snarling obscenity of indistinct nature uttering out of his mouth. Her arm slides around his neck and he's bent forward, not bothering to resist but to bend even farther, his left hand snapping out to grab her forearm. He finds himself in a powerful headlock, his air choked off as his windpipe is squeezed shut. His face turns red as he repositions his feet, the red shade darkening to a deep fuchsia as he struggles with her. He doesn't seem to be outright attempting to snap out of the hold, just manuevering her for his next move.
Cracker Jack suddenly snaps backwards with his stance's leverage, swinging his bat holding arm out to the side to drive him deeper into the headlock, before he charges forward and twists in the opposite direction with his arm yanking at the forearm across his throat. He's attempting to flip Mika over him, and slam her into the ground with a rapid, no holds barred body slam.
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika blocks Cracker Jack's Power Throw.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/-======|=======\-------\1 Rainbow Mika
Getting caught in a grappling match against Rainbow Mika is not likely to end especially well for Cracker Jack in the long run. This is what she's trained for over years, and so when Jack starts pushing forward, she's more than content to roll with it, pushing forward on her own and letting go of Jack's neck at the last second as he attempt to put her into a proper slam, she instead hits the street and tumbles forward with enough force that she'd have probably gone under the bottom rope if this was a proper wrestling ring.
From here she takes the opportunity to fly back across the open ring at the batter once she returns to her feet (now with a few added scrapes from the rough pavement). As she closes in, just as she's practically on top of him, she appears to slip, twisting around in the process of falling to the ground... which in turn is little more than a setup as she aims to sweep her arm up around the back of his neck and yank Jack down with her, slamming his chin into her shoulder.
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika successfully hits Cracker Jack with Rebound Throw.
- Power hit! -
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Cracker Jack 1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1 Rainbow Mika
Spittle drips from Cracker Jack's lips as he coughs, then sucks in a breath of fresh air, all while Mika recovers from his throw and goes on the offensive. Wheezing and struggling for air, he blurrily sees her rush him, wobbling sideways as he pulls his left hand up in a loose fist to block what he thinks is going to be a punch. As she grabs his neck and slams his chin down onto her shoulder, his head explodes with pain, bouncing off the shoulder and falling to the ground. His baseball bat titters to the pavement beside him, as he rolls flat on the ground, dazed to the point of being nearly unconscious. He blinks slowly and stupidly, before he hears the shouts of the crowd, rousing him out of his malaised reverie.
Cracker Jack turns over onto his stomach with a quick roll, spitting blood, before he pushes himself to his knees with a thrust of his arms and then palms his knee, thrusting himself back upwards like a machine puppet being hoisted upwards by unseen strings. He zigs and zags through shadow boxing feints as he watches Mika, before he rears his fist back and thrusts forward with a powerful punch, followed up by rights and lefts in quick succession, keeping his upper body hunched together as he hammers at her with a combination. He ends it with a straight punch, before laying back to catch his breath.
COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack successfully hits Rainbow Mika with Lazy Buffalo.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/------=|=======\======-\1 Rainbow Mika
Fighting on a street really is a bit of a problem when you're used to fighting in a ring. While the ring isn't exactly pillowing, it has a decent amount of give to help cushion each blow. The street is just unforgiving, and while it's not putting a stop to Mika, she's certainly feeling each and every drop she makes, lingering with stinging pain.
It also doesn't help that Cracker Jack is a brutal opponent, and she's made to struggle for every inch against him. Even after she nearly busts his jaw, he's barrelling down on her like a wild bull, or some other sort of large herbivore. Given enough time, she locks her feet, readies herself for the oncoming storm, and prepares to weather it to lash back out.
...No dice. Even seeing it coming, it's a brutal series of blows, hammering past her defenses and sending her reeling back, teeth clenched tight as she struggles to keep from taking a knee.
That does it... against someone like Cracker Jack, Mika just can't let up, can't give any quarter or there's no way she's going to squeeze a win out of the rivallry. As he does his best to recover from the half of the beating that Mika's dished out, the blonde brawler comes crashing down on Jack without hesitation, planting her foot and pivotting about it as she brings the back of her hand around to crash against his temple and ring his bell. It's followed up by another quick spinning backfist before she plants her feet and launches backward into the classic Rainbow hipcheck.
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika successfully hits Cracker Jack with Rainbow Hip Rush.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0 Rainbow Mika
Cracker Jack feels his knuckles slam into Rainbow Mika, squinting at her as he grins bloodily in pure sadistic pleasure, until he lands the final blow and two-steps backwards. As the tide changes and Mika surges forward at him, the backhand comes flying at him and slaps him across the head. His head snaps sideways, hat flying off his head, before the second backfist with a spin on it causes him to turn away from Mika, stumbling. He turns about just in time to catch the hipcheck and is sent flying off his feet, landing on his back and skidding a few inches on his suit. Wheezing, he leans up and shakes his head back and forth, hair in his eyes. Then, he spies his bat on the ground nearby, and smiles, reaching for it.
Using his bat as a prop, he pushes himself to his feet with a grunt, and arches his back, loosening up his stance. He swings his bat in his hand, before stepping up and swinging his bat fluidly, aiming at Mika's head. "F*** off!" he shouts, speaking his first words this fight, the words spoken more out of frustration than anything else.
COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack successfully hits Rainbow Mika with Aggressive Strike.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1 Rainbow Mika
Not ideal. As the bat swings, Mika's arm goes up as she does her absolute best to avoid getting her clock cleaned by Cracker Jack's swing. It doesn't quite work out, the bat just barely catches Mika's forearm, nudging up only enough that the blow doesn't cave the side of her head in. Downside is that it opens up a nasty gash on her forehead just above the hairline that leaves a curtain of blood very quickly streaming down across the wrestler's face. It looks like bloody murder, even if it's not as bad as all of that.
Squinting as she wipes some of the blood away from her eyes, Rainbow Mika brings her hand up moments latter to aim it dead on at Cracker Jack. "If you want to be done with me, you might as well just tap out now, because there's no way that I'm giving up without a fight!"
Surging with a new sense of energy, Rainbow Mika clamps both hands down on Jack's shoulders and, in what should seem like a terrible idea given her current circumstances, suddenly begins to violently slam her forehead into Jack's. Each blow erupts in an explosion of blood, and with Mika's forehead cut open, it's immediately unclear whether or not it's all her's or if she's torn Jack's head open; by the time she's done, both of their faces are painted red. Having hopefully knocked every last bit of sense clear out of Jack's dome, she swings around, catching him in another headlock as she points up to the sky and bellows out.
"HERE! WE! GOOOOOO!"
With that final cry, she rushes forward, aiming to pull Jack out off his feet as she leaps up into the air, her forearm on the back of his neck putting the full weight of his fall onto his spine.
COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack blocks Rainbow Mika's Heavenly Dynamite.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/=======|-------\-------\0 Rainbow Mika
Cracker Jack spits to the side after the bat connects and he withdraws it, grinning at her as she wipes the blood out of her eyes. As she rushes in, he drops down and takes the forehead blows to the hardest part of his cranium, slamming back into her with frenzied, hoarse breathing, before he slams his head upwards like a lion bursting out of a hunter's entanglements. As she gets him in a headlock, the slick blood he's covered in works to his advantage, Jack sliding out of it and spinning around to face Mika as she runs behind him. He fails to fall, and can only be described as looking positively ferocious as his wide, white eyes and his open, amused mouth pants visibly in the cold.
Jack stalks after Mika as she recovers from her partially blunted attack, holding the bat before him with both hands. "Heh-heh..." he exhales, beaten and bloody to the point of stumbling as he moves but still full of electric energy. He suddenly begins running, pulling his bat to the side. "AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!" comes his roar, as he swings the bat back and forth before him like a claymore, swinging left and right at Mika while chasing her down with his polished black shoes scraping along the pavement rapidly. He's not going down without a fight either!
COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack successfully hits Rainbow Mika with Home Run Hero.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0 Rainbow Mika
At this point, the fight is little more than furious attack against furious attack. While Rainbow Mika is capable of withstanding a lot of damage, nobody would really say that she's a defensive fighter with the way that she throws herself so recklessly into the fray. Despite being so bright and apparently bubbly, and having so much sold at first glance on sex appeal, a fight turning bloody and brutal is well within Mika's normal operation. Wrestling isn't for those who are afraid of a little pain.
Which is not to say that she doesn't do her best to avoid it. She's at a distinct disadvantage now that Cracker Jack has started making full use of his bat again, and even with the way she tenses up, preparing for the on-coming assault, her guard is utterly useless in the face of Jack's relentless attack with all of that added leverage from the bat. New gashes open up across her body, and without a doubt she's going to be covered in bruises tomorrow.
But after weathering the assault, there's no way she's going to just lay down and surrender. She glares back at Jack with an intensity that shines bright even through blood-caked eyes. There's no giving up, no laying down, now's the time to go full speed and end this fight! She whips around behind the batter and cinches her arms tight at his midsection, locking him in place as she vaults backward into a beautiful arc, aiming to slam Jack's skull into the street with a violent suplex.
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika successfully hits Cracker Jack with German Suplex.
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Cracker Jack 0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0 Rainbow Mika
Cracker Jack pants as he runs out of steam, giving Mika a final, sloppy swing of his bat, that goes well wide, as he staggers to lean forward, overextended. Then, she slips behind him and grabs him. He's hefted off his feet, bat slipping from his limp hand, as he's driven straight into the pavement on his head. His whole word turns red, then black, as he's knocked unconscious by the power of the well executed suplex. His body straightens with his feet up, before ragdolling down onto his face. He lays there, silent and still, beaten bloody and decisively knocked out. A small team of handlers wearing black fatigues and no insignia come out of the crowd, one of them wearing sunglasses and frowning, the other two carrying a stretcher between them, and a small amount of first aid equipment.
COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack takes no action.
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/=======|
COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack can no longer fight.
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/=======|
After that spectacular suplex, Rainbow Mika struggles back to her feet, ready for whatever comes next. She's fought Cracker Jack twice now, and he's a tough match even for someone with the sort of stamina, durability, and drive that she has.
But he doesn't get back up. The referee moves in to check out her opponent, and then turns to announce the results to the waiting crowd.
"THE WINNER, AND NEW WORLDWIDE PRO CHAMPION... RAINBOOOOOOOW MIIIIIKAAAAAAAA!"
Mika's hand is raised up toward the sky as one of the ring assistants brings the belt over, placing it in her free hand. On pure instinct, she raises it overhead, an incredibly bright smile spreading her bloody lips wide as she makes certain all of her fans can see what's just taken place.
Being offered a main event at SLAMFEST was incredible, as was being declared the champion of Neo League... but this is it, she's standing here with a belt that proclaims her the best fighter in the world for her ranking and experience.
"THIS IS FOR ALL THOSE RAINBOWMANIACS OUT THERE WHO NEVER STOPPED BELIEVING IN ME!"
Log created on 21:06:40 01/08/2016 by Rainbow Mika, and last modified on 21:34:00 01/09/2016.