Description: Break the chains, and unleash the beautiful beast! This Mother's Day, Rainbow runs wild in Nashville as that beautiful battler, RAINBOW MIKA grapples with the mysterious karateka, EIN! This no holds barred match pits the spirit of wrestling against the power of karate in a burly brawl to see who is the real king (or queen) of the ring! And remember, if you bring your mother's, you get her ticket free!
Back when Rainbow Mika was starting out after her big debut, working on her Rainbowmania World Tour to challenge any and all comers, she'd just started to build up a following when she'd been approached to sign with Brute Force Wrestling. At the time she'd considered it. A chance to hit with a consistent group, even if it had been regional in a different country.
But she'd turned down the offer in the end.
The World Tour continued, building up to Rainbow Mika coming out as the champion of the Neo League.
She's worked her way up to holding the Worldwide Pro Belt.
Rainbow Mika is one of the most popular and well-recognized individuals in professional fighting.
And now she's back at the Brute Force Arena for the first time since she'd been brought in by Vernon Cross and given the offer to join up with BFW. A crowd ready to cheer for anything that the fighters were going to bring to the ring. And a whole world ready to watch the match live on TV.
"LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, TONIGHT'S MAIN EVENT IS AN EXHIBITION MATCH, SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!" The voice of the announcer fills the arena as he stands at the center of the ring alone. "PRESENTING THE HOLDER OF THE WORLDWIDE PRO TITLE... RAINBOW MIKAAAAAAAAAAA!"
The crowd erupts as Rainbow Mika's theme hits and the crowd erupts with a mixture of reactions. A lot of BFW's more traditional Hardcore fans are booing, while a large portion of Rainbowmaniacs are also filling the arena with cheers. And mixed in between all of it are older women who mostly look confused but pleasant, aside from the ones actively covering their ears at the noise.
But at the top of the ramp, it's not Rainbow Mika who makes her appearance. Instead a group of six, masked people appears, each in a costume featuring both hearts and a singular color to match the rainbow, with Red and Violet each coming out holding one of Rainbow Mika's belts, the Neo League belt she'd requested, and the current Worldwide Pro belt, moving to flank the entrance holding the belts high over their heads as a flash of brilliant pyro hits and Rainbow Mika comes charging out, running all the way down to the ring, with the masked individuals falling into formation behind her, and rather than bothering with the steps up into the ring, Mika launches herself up between the ropes to come to a stop on one knee at the center of the ring.
"AND HER OPPONENT FOR TONIGHT'S FESTIVITIES..." The announcer continues, after Mika has made her bombastic ring entrance. "A NEW FACE TO THE WORLD OF PROFESSIONAL FISTICUFFS! HAILING FROM GERMANY'S BLACK FOREST, OUR CONTENDER HAS BEEN TRAINED EXTENSIVELY IN TRADITIONAL OKINAWAN KARATE! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LET'S WELCOME.... EEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIN!"
Music kicks up on the PA system. A wailing guitar backed by some fast, upbeat, and heroic sounding synth rock. The man himself appears at the top of the ramp amidst a spray of showering pyrotechnics, sending white sparks flying in every direction, crackling and sparkling. He's a stoic looking figure, all in black. Over his eyes are a pair of oval shaped sunglasses that deny anyone a glimpse of his eyes. His dark, chestnut hair falls in waves about his strong featured face. His body build is lean, but certainly muscular in a way that suggests balanced athleticism, and by virtue of the mesh shirt that covers his body, once can clearly see each muscle carved into his tanned flesh.
He walks to the ring, slow and steady, his combat boot clad feet clanking almost ominously with each step. He doesn't seem to play to the crowd much. He simply remains cool and aloof, focused only on the ring and the opponent that awaits him there. But then, perhaps that IS how he plays to the crowd?
He climbs the stairs at the corner of the ring, and slips between the ropes beside the turnbuckle to enter. Only then does he remove his shades, tossing them aside into the crowd carelessly. The black, military style shirt he had been wearing like a short sleeved jacket is discarded in similar fashion. As he turns, and leans back against the ropes, it is definitely clear that this is NOT the handsome ninja that Mika recently had a tag team partnership event with. Certainly not. It could be anyone else, but it is certainly not that same guy.
When you work in the wrestling business, gimmick changes not being recognized is pretty standard. Sometimes people have something that doesn't work out and want to make a go of it from another perspective. Sometimes it's part of something they're working on to try to build interest and the truth will be revealed later.
Either way, as far as this match is concerned, Ein definitely isn't Hayate. He certainly moves different from a ninja, aside from everything else. Clearly a lot of work is being put in for whatever this is.
With the referee moving to the center of the ring, Rainbow Mika moves up into position as the rules are laid out, just waiting for the bell to ring.
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika has started a fight here.
Rainbow Mika 0/-------/-------|
COMBATSYS: Hayate has joined the fight here.
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Hayate
Ein steps forward when the SNF officials lay out the standard rules, rolling out his shoulders and craning his neck from side to side. As the ref lays out the standard rules for SNF matches, he nods his head silently, and then snaps to attention, offering a bow at the waist to the ref, and then turning to repeat the process to Mika herself.
"I've heard you're pretty good. This should be fun."
With that, the Karateka falls back into a fighting stance with his knees bent low, and his fists raised in front of his face, elbows in close. A strong defense.
The bell rings, and Ein doesn't take the moment to afford Mika the opportunity to strike first. Oh no. He's closing in fast and fearless, and leading out with a snapping front kick with his his left foot, attempting to send that steel toed boot right up under her jaw. He barely lands the foot before the other foot follows suit with another kick, though with this one, he hops off the ground to deliver a one two combo with the first kicking foot delivering a final staggering kick, should it land true.
COMBATSYS: Hayate successfully hits Rainbow Mika with Tenrin.
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/---====|>>-----\-------\0 Hayate
The stance of a wrestler and a karateka could scarcely be more different, with everything coming together to provide a narrow profile to the opponent, as much of the body protected by the arms as possible. The wrestler's stance is wide, arms out to either side, legs positioned in a crouched, spread stance to keep the most stable footing possible and always be ready to intercept attempts to take hold.
Between these two styles, with such different strengths, it's almost just a matter of who moves first to see who's going to take the lead, and it's very quickly proven to be Hayate as it takes so much longer for the wrestler's arms to come back in to try to intercept the upward sweeping kick, but it's practically the worst possible direction for Mika to defend from, and that first hit rings her bell enough that she can't even respond to the follow-ups, being sent reeling back.
But you don't get into wrestling if you can't take a bump. And despite the fact that Mika's visual style is incredibly bombastic and traditional compared to the Hardcore style that the Brute Force Wrestling fans have come to enjoy, she's gotten as far as she has by being a hell of a lot tougher than she looks, which is why a smile is forming on her face by the time she's reoriented herself.
"You know, you've got a real familiar style... I never could get the pin against that girl, but let's see how things work against you!"
Charging back against the ropes, it's obvious that Rainbow Mika is in her element. The ring is her canvas, and her body is the paintbrush. Bouncing back off the ropes with extra momentum, Mika comes barreling down on Ein, but instead of going for a simple strike, she instead launches herself into the air before she's even in arm's reach, flying up over Ein and aiming to grab him by the shoulders as she continues onward, using all the force of her motion to drag Ein up as her feet hit the ground only to slam him down on the other side.
COMBATSYS: Hayate just-defends Rainbow Mika's Brimstone!
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/---====|>>-----\-------\0 Hayate
Ein looks confused for a moment. He's not certain who she's speaking of. There are so many girls surrounding him. It's hard to tell if Mika is making a jab at his identity change, and possibly remarking about his sister, or if he's referring to Hitomi-chan, who he trained with in Germany, under her father's tutelage.
"My style is a perfected form of karate. I think you'll find I won't be so easy to pin, either!"
Even as he says this, Ein prepares himself for Mika's attack as she bounces off the ropes. As she hurdles over him, he could avoid the grab, but he doesn't. He allows her to grapple him and lift him up. As she moves to flip and slam him, his body twists and turns, so that he lands with his feet on the mat with a sound like cracking thunder.
He steps forward, adopting a momentary front stance with a stomp of his lead foot. His left fist lowers, creating a bar down to his bent knee, while his right fist chambers at his hip. Another step forward, and Ein thrusts that punch out, leveled at the center of her chest with all of his forward motion, trying to drive through her to her back, and thus send her flying across the ring. "KIAI!"
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika Toughs Out Hayate's Fujin!
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Rainbow Mika 1/-------/=======|>>>----\-------\0 Hayate
It's going to big, powerful hits. Mika knows this from her other fights like this. The only way she's got any hope of getting momentum back in her favor at this point is if she can find a way to get Ein off his feet and keep him off balance.
And to do something like that she's going to need to take some risks.
With the Karateka setting his feet to ground himself, Rainbow Mika is doing the opposite, loosening up her muscles and getting some extra bounce in her step (one of the cameramen lingers perhaps a bit too much on the "bounce" for a family-friendly Mother's Day event. Maybe if it was Father's Day) and prepares to take a hit.
Ein hits clean. He hits so hard that Mika folds in half and goes flying back into the ropes. Everything about it looks like a perfect hit... to the unprofessional eye. At the last moment, it's clear that the wrestler kicked herself back, absorbing some of the force and using the rest of it to help line her hip, bounce her into the ropes, and set her up to come flying back out of them.
"WE'LL JUST HAVE TO SEE, BECAUSE I'M ABOUT TO PUT YOU ON YOUR BACK!"
Shouting in mid-air, the same flying motion... except this time her thighs are lined up to land on his shoulders as she slams into his head crotch first with enough force that he should end up slammed on his back with her sitting on top of him. But rather than let things lie there, her thighs clench tight, locking hard onto his head as she twists about, hands finding the mat and every incredible upper body muscle working at once to whip the karateka up and over to crash him right back into the mat on the other side.
COMBATSYS: Hayate fails to counter Paradise Hold from Rainbow Mika with Namioi.
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Rainbow Mika 1/-----==/=======|>>>>>>-\-------\0 Hayate
Hayate's fist strikes true, but he can feel the way that the impact isn't exactly what it should be. When she goes flying, he knows that she's faking it. His lips pull tight into a grimace that strains that boyishly handsome facade of his, and for a moment, he looks truly like a man.
And then she's bouncing back at him. Ein drops back, low, into a horse stance, preparing himself to counter the attack. As she soars at him like a bullet, he lunges forward, trying to whip out and grab her leg out of the air. It's of no use. Her speed and weight are too much for him to get a grip on her ankle, and so it just slides through his hand until her calf proves too large for him to grasp. Her thighs meet his shoulders, and her crotch meets his face and he's shoved back.
He teeters for a moment, before collapsing onto his back underneath her. His eyes peer up at the woman who is practically smothering him, and his face flushes deep, dark red. And then her thighs clench.
He's not certain what is coming, but he knows it's not going to be good. Wrenched up and over, Ein falls again to the mat, and releases a gasping grunt of air as the wind is forced from his lungs. Muffled with a face full of Mika crotch, he manages, "So... uh... drinks after this?"
Having already gotten Ein to the ground, there's no reason not to press the advantage. If he were focused in Judo, she might reconsider, but karate doesn't have anywhere near the same strength once you've been pulled off your feet.
It doesn't hurt that she's already got her legs wrapped around his neck, so it only takes a small adjustment to reposition herself. Merely shifting to the side off of his face with her legs still locked, she's able to position herself so that she's also on the ground, and her thigh is clamping down tight on Ein's windpipe.
COMBATSYS: Hayate blocks Rainbow Mika's Choke Hold.
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Rainbow Mika 1/----===/=======|>>>>>>>\-------\0 Hayate
Mika shifts, and Ein feels her thighs around his throat, cutting off his circulation and closing off his breath. His face was already beet red, so there isn't much change there. But, his fist clenches, and he forces it through the gap between her legs caused by the thick muscles of his neck. Using that, and incredible strength, he manages to pry himself loose enough to slip out and roll away, back onto his feet.
"That was a nice try. I've just got a bit too much muscle to really pull that off. You know, Karate isn't all about striking, though. I've got plenty of grappling moves. Let me show you some!"
With that, Ein rushes forward, attempting to grasp Mika by one of her tails. Should he grab hold of her, he'll run with her into one of the corners, slamming her into the turnbuckle.
"You also didn't say no to drinks later."
COMBATSYS: Hayate successfully hits Rainbow Mika with Rekka EX.
- Power hit! -
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Rainbow Mika 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|>>>>>>>\>------\1 Hayate
With her pinned in against the turnbuckle, Ein unleashes a series of rapid punches. Left. Right. Left. Right. Over and over again to her stomach. His fists are like lightning, and each punch is like thunder. Then, he draws back, rearing back his right fist as he shifts his right leg back. His back arches, and he flings himself forward with a step, sending that fist hurling into her face.
Finally, he reaches up and grabs her by the back of her head, whipping himself around and dragging her down with him as he drops to his rear on the mat and slams her face down onto it beside him.
It was a bad transition, and Mika can feel it almost immediately. The problem now is that she's in a bad spot, with no good way to get back out of it, especially not with how quick to his feet Ein is. If things had stayed on the ground, and Ein had simply tried to take control, she'd have most likely been in a good position, but back on his feet, Ein's still got his stability, and Mika's game plan is in a rough spot.
But the turnbuckle isn't the worst spot, so Mika doesn't struggle too much as he tosses her into the corner. She's got more experience with the ropes than he does, and if it gets real bad, she might be able to just slip out of the ring if she can just keep her wits about her.
Mika might be incredibly well-built, a solid collection of impeccably trained and toned muscles, but those punches are unrelenting that knocks the wind out of her and then keeps it gone. With no oxygen to power them, none of your muscles really matter, because they can't do anything.
And then that big punch comes, striking Mika in the jaw hard enough that blood comes flying out, spattering across the mat at her feet, and even out of the ring before she's unceremoniously slammed face first into the mat, leaving a nasty blood stain where her face hits, accompanied by some boos from the Rainbowmaniacs, but an overpowering chorus of cheers from the BFW locals as they get some real blood going.
It all hurts.
But that's what training is for. You train through the pain until it doesn't matter just how much every inch of your body is screaming for you to stop. You train until you can work on instinct, letting the noise of the crowd overwhelm every complaint of the flesh.
You bruise, you bleed, and you get back up smiling, despite the blood spilling down your chin.
And that's just what Mika does, pushing up to her feet with the help of the ropes, blood-stained teeth grinning with a wild look in her eyes.
"You should keep your mind on the match until you've got the three count!"
Back on her feet, she lunges for Ein, hands planting on his shoulders as she rockets headfirst into a wild headbutt, slamming her forehead against Ein's in a brutal strike and following it up again and again and again. It's as if her forehead is made of steel, and none of it seems to affect her at all.
With the Karateka hopefully dazed enough to be unable to offer any struggle, she loops an arm around his neck, clenching his cheek up against the side of her bust and bending him over in half as she points up to the ceiling. "IF YOUR HEAD ISN'T IN THE MATCH, THEN IT MIGHT AS WELL NOT BE ON YOUR SHOULDERS!" she shouts as she goes charging across the ring, leaping up half-way across and dragging Ein with her until she goes flying over the ropes.
Only... Ein won't be going out of the ring. The whole motion is clearly aimed to snap him down throat first on the top rope with all the force of her body pressing him into it.
COMBATSYS: Hayate just-defends Rainbow Mika's Heavenly Dynamite EX!
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/<<<<<<<|>>>>>>>\>------\1 Hayate
As Mika falls to the floor, leaving blood everywhere, Ein paces in a circle, and... for once, plays to the crowd. The mesh-clad karateka lifts his arms, flexing his rather impressive biceps, and tightening every muscle in his core until he looks like a comic book made of real flesh and blood. This, of course, does bring another wave of cheers from the BFW crowd, and Ein follows up by running up to the ropes, climbing to the second one and leaning forward to fist pump, beckoning for more.
Hopping down when he hears his wrestling opponent speaking, Ein turns his attention back to her. She does have a point. The match isn't over yet, and it won't be until one of them goes down for the count. So, who is it going to be?
She lunges, and Ein feels her hands on his shoulders. As she rears back her head to go in for the headbutt, he slips a hand up between the pair of them, so that when she comes crashing forward at him, her forehead harmlessly collides with a smack against the palm of his hand.
He snaps both hands up and out, wrists crashing against Mika's own to slap her hands from his shoulders and open her guard.
He lunges forward, his entire body shifting forward and bending steeply at the waist. Both fists come crashing forward, one aimed at Mika's already softened up midsection, and the other in the center of her chest. The force of the blow, if it connects, is staggering, and if nothing else, it should daze her long enough for him to close in with a finisher!
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika interrupts Morote Zuki from Hayate with Rainbow Suplex EX.
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0 Hayate
Finding your offense consistently stuffed and defeated by your opponent is never a good thing. It's incredibly difficult to win any match if you can't manage to build up some momentum in your own favor, but when the opposition just keeps building up onto their side of the equation, then you're in a spot where you can pretty much only expect to end up losing out in the long-run.
But when you're part of Pro Wrestling, there's something else to acknowledge, and that's that crowds love to see a good reversal of fortunes. Those standing on top sometimes need to get taught a lesson, and people managing to come from behind to win it all almost always leads to an incredible moment worth putting in the highlight reels.
Mika isn't famous the world over because she wins every one of her matches. Her losses are probably about even with her wins. Mika isn't famous because she beats down her opponents spectacularly, almost all of her most popular moments are parts of close-fought battles.
Rainbow Mika has earned her spot because she keeps fighting despite getting battered and bloody, and because she's willing to go for it against the odds!
She can practically feel that Ein is building up to something. It's not the same way a yogi might describe it, but Mika has learned to almost sense the flow of energy inside her opponents, fueling herself as things grow more intense. And that very sensation of Ein building up means she's got one shot left.
Putting in every last bit of speed she can muster, Mika practically flows around Ein as his fists go flying, her left arm practically clotheslining him in the gut as she whips around behind him, wrapping both arms in tight and locking him in place. "Not too bad, but don't count me out, yet, because the fight isn't over until they ring that bell!" she shouts as she launches backwards, dragging the karateka up into the air with her as she flies up, then brings him back down head first into the mat with a perfect bridge.
Mika is certainly a tough customer. Her resilience is admirable. Her ability to weather the storm that is Ein is impressive, but that does not mean he is going to relent. No. He is going to hammer away at her until she breaks, and--
He feels her arm, like an anaconda, constricting around his waist. The breath escapes him as she clenches his stomach. He prepares for what is to come.
They lift off of the ground, and Ein feels his feet go over his head. He splays his arms out to the side, hoping to spread and distribute some of the weight of that impact. It doesn't do much, but it does prevent him from getting knocked out cold. There is that.
Rolling out from her before she tries to move into another combo of grapples, Ein slides away to create a bit of distance between the pair of them. He does take a moment, wincing and rubbing the back of his head.
But that's but a momentary indulgence. He lashes out, then, and tries to grab hold of Mika's shoulders and jerk her forward towards him, and upset her balance. Following up on that, he'll snap a kick up, right into her face to momentarily stun her, and should that succeed, he'll pull her around his side and slam her down, face first, into the mat and drive a powerful heel stomp into the center of her back.
"I know better than to count you out until you're not moving! You're so tough!"
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika blocks Hayate's Ryukotsu.
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0 Hayate
This is the very edge. The point where you can feel your body start to scream and struggle to move. Blood dripping down to stain the mat...
And the crowd is roaring.
It's a moment that Rainbow Mika has grown used to, gotten comfortable with. At this point, it barely even matters whether she's the one who gets declared winner or loser, it's all about leaving everyone out in the crowd with a good memory. But maybe the memories are getting too normal, too regular. It's still what the people want, but how much longer can that last?
Even these thoughts aren't enough to drag Mika out of the here and now. They simply linger in the back of her mind as they have for weeks now. Maybe longer than that. She'd trained enough that at least for now her body functions almost on its own. With Ein grabbing hold, she readies herself. So far he's proven he mostly uses throws to reposition and secure, which means she's ready for the strike when it comes and his knee only finds her forearms instead of her face, giving her time to twist free of his hands as she settles back, moving to the ropes.
"You're going to have to keep trying harder than that if you're that keen on trying to get me to go out for drinks," Mika taunts back at the karateka, blowing him a quick kiss and slapping her ass before she launches backwards off the ropes, bending over in the middle to turn into a human ass missile aimed right for Ein.
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika issues a challenge!!
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0 Hayate
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika successfully hits Hayate with Flying Peach.
~~ Alluring Hit! ~~
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Rainbow Mika 0/-------/=======|=======\=------\1 Hayate
"I've still got a lot more where that comes from!" he retorts, as she blows him the kiss and smacks her derriere. He grins, and raises his fists, even as she's leaping at him. He knows what is coming. He remembers many of these moves from their previous tag team match against the Shokan warrior and the mountain of muscle. As she twists in the air, flying at him, bottom first, Ein prepares to duck and roll out of the way.
But, curse his metal (partly) body! He isn't fast enough!
First, he ate a face full of her crotch, and now, he's smashed in the face with her rear end. He topples over once again, and falls flat on his back. Once again, the karateka is left floored and blushing, as he climbers back to his feet and mutters, "...at least buy a guy dinner first!"
He moves on her before she can try that again, or some other lightning fast move. Nearing her, he tries to grasp her wrist and wrench her arm forward, exposing her torso so he can unleash a rib cracking elbow strike.
"How much have you got left in the tank? Can you keep this up?"
Should he manage that elbow, he doesn't stop there. Still clutching her wrist, he'll pivot, turning his back to her. His hips thrust back, bumping hers, and he jerks forward, using her arm to yank her up and over his back and shoulder to slam her to the mat. But he doesn't stop there. No. He slams a booted foot down at her stomach, while jerking back with all of his might to wrench her arm. To onlookers, it might seem like he's being unnecessarily brutal in his tactics. Like he might be trying to dislocate her limbs. In truth, Hayate's ninja training, combined with Ein's karate prowess equate to a precision that others with his might may not be capable of displaying. His jerking of her arm is designed to hurt, but not injure and disable.
This is about a show. Not a massacre.
COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika fails to interrupt Guren from Hayate with Peach Gator.
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COMBATSYS: Rainbow Mika can no longer fight.
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Getting Ein in close for another grab is basically where Mika really wants him. The longer they stay in contact, the more opportunity she has to try to turn this around, compared to facing his hit and run, where her main hope is to try to keep throwing out high flying moves that are hell on the body. All of that risk slowing her down.
With the wrist grabbed, suddenly it turns into a race to see who can get into position first, and it turns out that Ein still has the advantage of only needing to move his wicked fast fists compared to her. Trying to twist about while the karateka holds on from his own grab turns out to not be the smartest idea, and ends with her catching a nasty elbow to the flank that puts everything out of her and leaves her open to his own twist and throw, putting Mika down on the ground. As her arm is wrenched, the wrestler winces, and feels every bit of suffering her body's been put through all at once. She struggles for a moment to twist about, to find some way to get out of the hold, but his foot holds her in place.
There's no real other choice at this point, even if losing to a hold from a karate fighter is somewhat embarassing.
Mika reaches up to his arm and taps.
There is a certain satisfaction that comes with the practice of karate. It is simpler, in some ways, than ninjitsu. And the kind of power that it delivers on does have its appeal, when your entire life has been based around speed, speed, and more speed. It is this very satisfaction that he's feeling when he feels the thud of Mika's body hitting the mat, making it bounce underneath them from the force of his slam. He should do this Ein bit more often.
When Mika finally taps, he looks genuinely surprised. He hadn't expected that. He thought that this woman could fight forever and never give in until you literally tore her apart until she couldn't function anymore. Everyone has their limits, after all, it would appear. He looks down at her with his golden-brown eyes and offers a small nod and smile, before releasing the pressure on the arm that he holds hostage.
But he doesn't relinquish it. Instead, he uses it to lift her up, back onto her feet. As the mic descends down in the center of the ring, Ein lifts his hand up overhead, along with Mika's own, in a victorious gesture. With his free hand, he takes up the mic, and speaks as the lights dim down, save for a single spotlight shining down overhead in the center of the ring.
"Thank you all for cheering us on. This was a tough match. I've never fought anyone as skilled... resilient... or as dedicated to the fans as this lady right here. Ladies and gentlemen, thanks to this woman, we are all winners here tonight! Give her a round of applause!"
This, of course, has the BFW crowd hollering their boos, tossing food and trash in the direction of the ring, and all other manner of hooplah, but the Rainbowmaniacs go wild and drown out the jeers with rabid fanfare.
With that, Ein releases Mika's hand, and drops the mic, letting her say her piece to close out the show, while he moves out of the spotlight.
COMBATSYS: Hayate has ended the fight here.
All of those boos.
Rainbow Mika is used to them on occassion. Some crowds don't respect the classic Pro Wrestling style. Some just want to hate whoever's popular and on top. Some think that everything Rainbow Mika does is just a phony act that's only going to hurt professional fighting in the long run. Some just think she's only got one note and uses it for cheap pops.
And maybe they're right.
Rainbow Mika hit big, skyrocketted up toward the peaks of popularity, even if she isn't at the true pinnacle of fightning ability. The gimmick helped. It got her out there, made people remember who she is, and built an incredible following.
But it hasn't evolved with her.
Mika Nanakawa was a natural fit to pick up the role of a face in fighting. Out of the ring, she's always been a bit awkward, somewhat on the outside looking in with an obsession with professional wrestling that most people wouldn't expect from a young woman.
But she's made it. People know who she are, and they tune in to watch her matches, but she hasn't been able to sustain any big feuds for awhile, nothing to keep people checking in. Nothing to get everyone talking about just how excited they are to see one of her matches aside from the fact that she's a known entity.
Maybe it's time to consider a change.
With the mic thrust upon her, there's a moment where she stands silent. Long enough to shift the tone in the arena, with some fans quieting down, and some of the BFW regulars getting louder with their jeers.
"...Maybe if this were a real match it would have be worth putting in the effort to win," she says, the crowd not certain how to react in the moment. "I'm a champion. I'm the best in my class in the world and I've got the title to prove it. No reason to risk hurting myself on a show with no stakes if it could damage my chances to hold onto my title." Raising a hand up to wave to the crowd, she adds, "Especially not when these Rainbowmaniacs are happy to pay just to have me show up."
By now there are a few more boos, and it's not just from the BFW crowd. Rainbow Mika just drops the mic on the mat, gives a less than enthusiastic wave to the crowd, and slides out of the ring to be swarmed by the masked escorts as she heads back up the ramp, straight down the middle.
As Mika says her final piece, Ein watches on in silence. This is a curious turn of events. Was this something that she worked out with her people? Or is she flipping the switch on her own? Does he care that she just insulted him by claiming that she didn't put forth any effort to win against him? If he does, he doesn't seem to display it. Again, he realizes that this is all a show. He's a ninja. He's good with theatrics.
But when she disses her fans, Ein has to cover his mouth. He shakes his head, though being in the darkness outside of the spotlight does well to cover it. Still, he remains stoic, quiet, sliding on his overshirt, and retrieving another pair of shades from the breast pocket which he deposits on his face.
He's played his part for the crowd, and so, without another word, Ein follows suit behind Mika, walking up the ramp and out of sight.
Log created on 19:02:27 05/21/2018 by Rainbow Mika, and last modified on 04:31:33 05/23/2018.