Rising Star 2021 - Ristar 2021 R1 - Xolo vs Grand

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Description: Xolotl fights Grand in a Casino. Who will cash out?

The Diamond Dragon Casino is in full swing. Apparently, there are quite a few people here that want to spend money and bet on everything possible. Tis just the nature of a place like this. It also is a place that attracts those with endless funds to spend. Even if no actual money exchanges hands around these parts, there is still the opportunity for fun, profit and... Grandness.

Speaking of which, 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand is here. He's currently strolling through the casino with his HGX Grand Slam Championship Belt slung over one shoulder. His expensive sunglasses are on and his suit is beyond impeccably tailored. His smug expression makes it very clear that he's better than everybody in this building. He's even without his entourage for the moment. Who knows where they are and what they could be doing at this particular juncture. All that really matters is that The Diamond Dragon Casino has been blessed with the presence of 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand.

The only time he stops his significant stride is to make sure that some peasant doesn't bump into him or touch his shoes or clothes or even his HGX Grand Slam Championship Belt. It's all about making sure that he wanders through this casino as the most impressive individual in the history of fighting entertainment.

'The Main Man' Hunter Grand may be headed in the direction of the stage.

While one opponent is playing up to the cameras, another is over in another part of the casino, over near a darkened bar. The Mutt is hunched over slightly while sat on a stool, dressed mainly in blue denim while his face is obscured by shadow. Though, it's easy to see the white stetson hat and the fur-collared denim jacket, and the half empty JD bottle with shot glass in front of him.

While pageantry is going on in the larger room, while dancers and showgirls are playing up the spectacle of it all and the 'Ristar' logo is plastered absolutely everywhere, Xolotl is just off to the side, ignored and neglected as he stews in his slowly simmering rage.

He was gonna hurt someone today.

Spectacles are just part of the territory that comes with being 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand. He takes himself toward the stage and takes his sweet time pulling off the HGX Grand Slam Championship Belt and setting it down in a safe place... but also nearby. It's all about making sure that he continues to look as amazing as possible while doing all of this.

With that done, 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand steps out onto the primary stage so that everyone can see him. He waits long enough to be able to garner as much attention as possible. He reaches up to pull off the sunglasses that he's wearing, fold them and tuck them away into the inside pocket of his suit jacket. Another moment of hesitation for smirking purposes and 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand raises a hand to point at the Rising Star Tournament banner.

That's right, The Grand One is calling his shot. Right now. He doesn't even know if his opponent is in the building or whatever. He likely doesn't care. All that matters is that he call his shot and get the crowd on his side for this.

#Babyface #TheGrandOne #RisingStarTourney

COMBATSYS: Xolo has started a fight here.

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Xolo             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Grand has joined the fight here.

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Grand            0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0             Xolo

While Grand is posturing and grandstanding(Grand Standing, that's good.), it appears the drunken figure off in the corner is finally ready after his pre-fight meditation ritual. He swivels in his seat, and after tossing his hat aside, hops up to a standing position and drunkenly starts staggering and lurching toward the stage, still nursing that bottle of JD as he goes.

By the time he makes his way, he's gotten his jacket off, now down to jeans, tight yellow t-shirt and a pair of stiff looking cowboy boots. His first indication that he's there behind Grand is when he tosses the bottle to the side and belches loudly, even as the cage from the ceiling is in the process of being lowered and closed around them.

"Yeah, yer the jackass I was told about. Try not to die on me, boy."

Even as he snarls that threat he is running across the arena to hit Grand with a tackle that would make any NFL player wince. If this works, if he's got Grand down on the ground he immediately starts raining down punches and forearms, obvious MMA training underneath all the wild junkyard mauling.

COMBATSYS: Grand dodges Xolo's Grasp And Pound.

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Grand            0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0             Xolo

'The Main Man' Hunter Grand actually turns to see that there's some sudden arrival of his opponent! Maybe the bottle and the belch tipped him off or maybe it was just the sudden presence of a poor person being way too close for comfort. Either way, 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand spots the rushing of the drunken fighter headed in his direction and snatches himself out of his suit jacket. He holds it out as he steps to the side. "Ole!" comes the smug quip as he attempts to get his stereotypical bullfighter on. Might as well play to the crowd.

Also, to ignore the fact that the cage is lowering and locking itself onto the stage. Even 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand needs to do a double take. He doesn't want to be locked in a cage with his Rising Star opponent. That's going to make it very difficult for his Entourage to uh... help.

The Grand One saves face by swinging his jacket back up onto his shoulder and taking a moment to look at his nails. "Obviously, you have no idea who you're dealing with. So allow me to give you a primer. I am The Hunter Grand Experience Grand Slam Champion. I am the End All, Be All of Sports and Fighting Entertainment. I am..."

It's at this moment that 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand leaps in Xolo's direction, swinging out his suit jacket in an attempt to wrap it around Xolo's throat and YANK.

"'The Main Man' Hunter Grand. You're Welcome."

Figures someone like 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand would try to introduce himself while also trying to choke someone out. Figures!

COMBATSYS: Xolo blocks Grand's Choke Hold.

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Grand            1/----===/=======|=------\-------\0             Xolo

The good news, is Grand's suit jacket wraps around Xolo's throat as intended, and there is definite strangulation. The bad news, is despite the man's height and weight, he doesn't seem to be moving when Grand tries to move him. Instead he stays put, letting this happen as his muscles tense to resist.

And suddenly, Xolo's leg shoots out behind him, kicking backwards as the heel of that boot tries to connect square with Hunter's Two Ton Grands.

"Yeah, thanks I guess. Dumbass."

COMBATSYS: Grand dodges Xolo's Yarble Crusher Kick.

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Grand            1/----===/=======|-------\-------\0             Xolo

Xolo says, "There it is."

'The Main Man' Hunter Grand may have a sixth sense when it comes to trying to deal with Xolo. Or at least when it comes to protecting his Two Ton Grands. Which is why he just lets go of the jacket and hops backward when that boot comes for them.

"Bad form!" 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand wags a finger in Xolo's direction but there's also a bit of a smirk on his face because he knows all about the low blows. Not that he uses them or anything but he just knows about them! It's part of wrestling!

The Grand One takes a couple of running steps back in the direction of Xolo and leaps up to see if he can't smash his face down into the stage with a sudden Curb Stomp!

COMBATSYS: Xolo endures Grand's Grandstand.

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Grand            1/--=====/=======|===----\-------\0             Xolo

For his part, Xolo angrily rips away the suit jacket, balling it up and throwing it aside, that when he turns around to regard the trash talking despicable 'wrestler', he doesn't realize that Grand is already above him.

It turns out 'Grand Stand' is already a pun, but the comedy is lost on Xolo as a boot stomps on the back of his skull, and introduces his face to the ground. The impact is sudden and violent, his arms flaying out as the fingers twitch involuntarily. Except, seconds later his arms are tensing, and the smaller fighter is pushing himself off the ground. His face is a smear of blood, as the middle of the stage is now a rorschach test in red. That doesn't seem to bother the brawler, though, as instantly before Grand can pull away, he's leaping up into the air and slashing his claws wildly as he goes.

Yes, his claws. His gleaming electric claws that crackle in energy, yellow sparks coming off of them as they threaten to slice through everything Grand values in this world.

So, threatening to slice through Grand.


COMBATSYS: Grand dodges Xolo's Rising Claw.

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Grand            1/--=====/=======|==-----\-------\0             Xolo


'The Main Man' Hunter Grand ends up hitting the stage and backpedalling quickly to get himself out of the way of those shock & claws that come swiping in his direction. "... really have to get you a manicure when this is all over. Because damn."

The Grand One just has to toss out yet another quip in the middle of all this because he's already repositioning himself to leap at Xolo's head, grab it and bring him face down into the mat with his own stylized Cutter variant! It looks like 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand is trying to put this match away early!

COMBATSYS: Xolo blocks Grand's G.O.A.T..

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Grand            0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0             Xolo

Xolo was taken down again, an arm around his neck and suddenly he was slamming down into the mat, yet again. Instantly the electricity was gone, and Xolo was pushing himself off the ground a bit slower this time. Working his way up to one knee, he shook his head, snorted blood from his nose and glared up at the, so far, very successful fighter.

It was gonna be one of THOSE fights, wasn't it?

COMBATSYS: Xolo Xolo's sudden recovery is...uncanny!

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Grand            0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0             Xolo

The Grandest of All Time takes a moment to brush some of the dust off his shoulder after he returns to his feet. He doesn't like getting his clothes dirty while taking down opponents so there's always time brush things off. At least he wasn't wearing his jacket at that exact moment.

It's when 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand spots that Xolo's working on composing himself for a moment that he decides to try and capitalize on the momentum. By taking off in Xolo's direction and aiming to flatten him with a brutal clothesline!

COMBATSYS: Xolo blocks Grand's Strong Throw.

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Grand            0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0             Xolo

Working himself to a standing position, he was watching Grand's charging onslaught and snarled as he charged up and practically ran into the lariat with a puffed out chest and tensed broad muscles. The sound of meat slapping against meat echoed across the casino as the people watched in amazement(and a few noting the stupidity of doing that instead of just getting out of the way.).

Grand being a wrestler, he might recognize what Xolo was doing, when he slipped behind the larger fighter and wrapped his hands around Grand's waist. Moments later the german suplex was attempted, but not just one. No, Xolo held on, and worked his way to a standing position to try again and again. Three German suplexes in a row, followed by a real show stopper.

Followed by Xolo quickly climbing that rickety cage, springing all the way to the top before leaping off, twisting mid-air so that he could swan dive, and crash into Grand skull-first. Xolo's cowboy boots were engulfed in fire, his descent making it look like a halo of flame were behind his head. He wasn't driven by fear. He was just driven by anger.

COMBATSYS: Xolo blitzes into action and acts again!

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Grand            0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0             Xolo

COMBATSYS: Xolo successfully hits Grand with Repeated Slams.

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Grand            0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0             Xolo

COMBATSYS: Xolo successfully hits Grand with Diving Headbutt.

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Grand            0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0             Xolo

'The Main Man' Hunter Grand realizes way too late what's happening. This is evident by the way he starts waving his hands to try and persuade Xolo to not do what he knows he's about to do! It's all for naught, though, as The Grand One is taken up and down in a series of German Suplexes that have all but ruined his neck, back and worse... WRINKLED HIS SHIRT.

There's no canvas give on the stage so there's quite a bit of pain on the face of The Grand One as he lies there in a stupor of trying to figure out where he went wrong. Stupid clothesline.

'The Main Man' Hunter Grand doesn't get too much time to try and get out of the way of the flaming booted descent of Xolo's skull! It crashes right into his face and there's a crucial exsplattersion of blood that comes from The Grand One's face!

Grand immediately rolls to the side to cover his face and try to get himself a second to recover.

The Grand One gets to his feet slowly and pulls his hands away from his face. The blood on his palms seems to be shimmering slightly and the expression on The Grand One's face is confused. He blinks before that confused expression turns to one that may be a bit more smugly sinister. His eyes cut over toward Xolo and it almost looks like the blood is floating from his open palms and swirling around his body in some weird way. A closer look at the eyes of 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand will show just how much he doesn't understand what's happening but also doesn't seem to care.

The Grand One's movements bring him swiftly over towards Xolo and out comes a stack of hundred dollar bills. The blood swirling around him splatters and stains the money as he gives it mighty and repeated swings to just straight up beat the holy bejeezus out of Xolo's face with this huge stack of cash.

Talk about Blood Money...

COMBATSYS: Xolo dodges Grand's 100 Grand Slap.

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Grand            1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0             Xolo

The Diving Headbutt was not an easy move to pull off, and even when done perfectly as Xolo demonstrated, it took a lot out of a fighter. So as Grand was trying to recover, over on his knees was his opponent, looking downward in a daze as he gathered his wits and tried to figure out what was happening. His face was a map of crimson, his brown eyes looking wild as he stared out from behind his own blood. His shirt was stained with the stuff as well, sweat-soaked and just all in all awful looking. It honestly looks like he's a perfect victim for Grand's shenanigans.

Except at the last minute he seems to snap out of his zombie-like reverie and notices the attack coming for him. He doesn't have enough time to consider the ridiculousness of it, instead he rolls backward out of the way, springing up to his booted feet and charges forward with a raised boot. Intending to throw a forward thrusting toe kick right at the bigger man's sternum, right at his solar plexus. Was it smart to attack one of the toughest parts of the human body? Maybe not, but the Mutt Xolotl was all about fighting harder than anyone else around him. All about hitting his bigger foes with overwhelming force, until they couldn't get up anymore.

COMBATSYS: Grand counters Hammerblow from Xolo with Conclusions of Grandeur.

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Grand            1/----===/=======|=======\==-----\1             Xolo

The Grand One was pretty shook up. Mostly about the weird blood stuff that was going on around him but when Xolo manages to not get hit in the face with his bloody stack of money, 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand finds himself on the defensive. Again.

And here comes that boot!

Grand waits for the boot to get close enough before he spins on his heels to get out of the way. He reaches up to wrap his arm beneath Xolo's head and bring him down to the floor of the stage, face first, with a brutal headlock driver!


Because that's what Grand Slam Champions Do!

Xolo was flipped through the air, and spiked on his skull. He immediately rolls to his side, clutching his head and his neck and rolling around in a heap on the ground. His teeth were grit, his shirt was ripped and frayed, and he lay there for a moment. Until he springs to his feet.

Running almost on pure anger now, Xolo walks right into Grand's personal space so that he can grab at the back of the bigger man's neck and skull, and if that works he's running to the other side of the arena so that he can throw and slam Grand into the cage as hard as humanly possible.

Assuming Grand lands on the ground, Xolo will immediately put the boots to him, kicking and stomping violently while blood trickles from his nose and mouth, until rage fully takes over. That's when the belt comes out of his jeans, folded in his hands to become a makeshift whip. He brings that whip down on Hunter again, and again, and again and again...

"Get the fuck out of here!"

COMBATSYS: Xolo successfully hits Grand with Get The Strap.

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Grand            1/------=/=======|==-----\-------\0             Xolo

Bad things happen to Grand people and right now 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand is experiencing just that. He finds himself snatched up by Xolo and taken to the cage for some serious slamming into said wall with no give and the fact that even more blood splatters all over the cage from Grand's face is super obvious and painful. His body ends up down on the hard stage from such a violent display of aggression.

The severe stomping and kicking only serves to jerk The Grand One's body around and break bones and splatter blood and then the belt comes out and Grand can't even really get his hands up to protect himself. There's just severe brutality being exacted on his body right now.

"I can't! The cage is locked!" Somehow, Grand manages to get that out in the middle of getting whipped with a damn belt.

"TRY THAT SHIT ON US!" The Calvary has arrived as Frenzy and Ruckus of the Heathens tag team arrive at that edge of the stage and on the outside of the cage. Clearly just trying to distract Xolo long enough for Grand to roll himself away to try and recover some of his bearings. And, y'know, not die.

COMBATSYS: Grand brushes his shoulder off.

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Grand            1/------=/=======|==-----\-------\0             Xolo

Somewhere in the attack, Xolo's ripped his own shirt off, and now he stands tall over the presumably prone form of Grand like some sort of god. He was breathing heavily, belt folded up in his hands, and when he glances over at the voices, it's only for a moment. Long enough for him to sneer, and snarl at the punks acting tough behind a fence. Wasn't that called barrier aggression?

In any case, the rabid brawler had much more important matters to attend to. Like, a Grand who was trying to roll and get away. Instantly Xolo's pupils dilate and he zeroes in on the escape attempt, running over, chasing Grand and stomping and kicking just like before in an attempt to continue to bludgeon and beat his foe.

"Xolotl guards the dead. His job is to fight, and die, and kill any cocksucker dumb enough to fuck around. You've been fucking around, now -you- get to find out. I'm gonna eat your fucking heart!"

He was half muttering, half attempting to scream even though his voice was hoarse and his throat was filled with blood.

COMBATSYS: Grand counters Reckless Assault from Xolo with The Grand Illusion.

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Grand            0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0             Xolo

The Grand One just keeps rolling. And rolling. And rolling until he gets to another part of the stage. The part where his HGX Grand Slam Championship Belt was laid in the beginning of all this. The rolling put enough space between himself and Xolo to get him just enough time to roll over to that belt.


'The Main Man' Hunter Grand actually manages to get up to a knee as he notices Xolo coming at him with all this rage-filled recklessness of an assault. He rises with all the timing he can muster up and gives that title belt a mighty swing to smash it into the face of the Guardian of the Dead. Or whatever this dude calls himself. Hoping to see if that doesn't put a little pause in this dude's attempts to, y'know, kill him.

He walked right into it, in his pursuit of Grand he got waffled across the face by that championship belt so hard that his head tilted to one side, and he went staggered backward a step. Clearly, it was clear in his eyes that he was dazed and on his last legs. But even now, he shook his head and stepped forward when every instinct inside him was saying to back away and fall down. Stepping forward, Xolo shoots out a sudden and powerful looking palm strike, trying to do his best to break a nose, or a jaw, or do some sort of damage to Grand's very punchable face.

Before he falls...

COMBATSYS: Xolo has reached second wind!

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Grand            0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0             Xolo

Before he falls to his knees. But he does not fall completely, and works to his feet with great difficulty...

COMBATSYS: Grand dodges Xolo's Palm Smash.

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Grand            0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0             Xolo

The HGX Grand Slam Championship is dropped to the floor as The Grand One tries to make a run for it. Well, it's less of a run and more of a stumble towards the cage. He has no idea how he's going to get free or out of it but he's just trying to get away from the potential murderer that's in here with him.

That palm SMASH comes at his face and The Grand One flails to get out of the way of it. Which he somehow manages to do and ends up behind Xolo.

"Oh come on! How are you still... ugh!"

The Grand Master (he really has too many nicknames) fights through his visible frustration and reaches out to try and grab Xolo's arms and pull them back behind him. He's going to have to modify this Super Dragon Curb Stomp (https://i.imgur.com/1SJN6LR.gif) but whatever works and one of those expensive shoes goes for the back of Xolo's head to see if he can't stomp him back down into the floor!


COMBATSYS: Xolo blocks Grand's All American Grandstand.

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Grand            0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0             Xolo

Xolo was pretzeled, too tired to put up much of a struggle. He was pulled back, and Grand was easily able to slam Xolo's face into that mat so hard that the stage cracks a little from the impact.

And then he engulfs in fire, and slams the ground with his fists as he rises to his feet roaring incoherently. He runs forward at Grand, his arms all the way up to his elbow engulfed in blue electric energy as those claws come out once more. He is swiping and slashing like a madman, trying to slice The Grand One to bloody ribbons. But the brief showing of power is over, and totally tapped and drained, Xolo once more collapses facefirst to lie still...

COMBATSYS: Xolo can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Xolo successfully hits Grand with Guarding The Sun.
- Power hit! -

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'The Main Man' Hunter Grand only manages to hop back just before the flames kick up and it looks like he's a deer caught in FLAME LIGHTS because here comes Xolo with all that energy coursing up and down his arms. Those swipes and slashes cut right through the fact that Grand tries to cover himself up and he ends up getting backed into the cage wall. He just... takes it. He doesn't want to and it hurts like hell but he he's got nowhere to go.

When Xolo collapses, 'The Main Man' Hunter Grand stumbles down to one knee as well. There's just a moment where he can kind of see through the blood and, perhaps out of habit, The Grand One shoves at Xolo's body and drapes himself over him for the count.


Log created on 09:14:02 03/23/2021 by Xolo, and last modified on 18:17:02 03/23/2021.