SNF 2005.11 - Shenwoo vs Rock

Description: Rock and Shenwoo square off in front of some 18-wheelers or something! (Winner: Shenwoo)

It's been a long time since Rock Howard was on Saturday Night Fight. It's been a long time since he was in Southtown, period. But now, he's back -- and he's apparently back with a vengeance. Standing on the top of a huge 18-wheeler truck's oversized trailer, Rock is waiting for his opponent to show up as camera crews set up on two adjacent trucks, with one helicopter hovering overhead. It's fight night, that's for sure, and in the center of the fighting world, even undercards get huge production values.

On the other hand, Shenwoo has been pretty solidly active on the Southtown fighting circuit for the past few weeks. Heck, last week he headlined SNF, even getting to fight with the infamous Lord Winnebago, or whatever his name was. Whoever he was, he was a pretty strong guy. Rock isn't really left waiting long, though, before his opponent clambers up onto the same trailer, dusting off his knees once he's there. "Yo," Shenwoo calls over towards the younger fighter, with a wolfish grin as he tightens his gloves, waiting for the signal to start. Fighting on top of a truck? New and exciting! But the important part is the /fighting/.

"Hey," Rock says, cracking his knuckles once his opponent shows up in earnest. "I'm all set to go -- if you are, anyways." Running one hand through his lengthy blond hair, Rock assumes a combat stance as the truck gears up and pulls off, beginning to trundle along as it goes off down the street. "Feel free to get the party started, if you like--I'm all ears."

COMBATSYS: Rock has started a fight here.

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Rock             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo has joined the fight here.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Rock

With a bit of a jerk as the truck starts up - geez, he wasn't expecting that! - Shenwoo assumes his own stance, a casual boxing position. "Fine by me," the taller fighter agrees. But the question is, just how to start things off? Oh, not really. With Shenwoo, that's actually a pretty easy decision to make. "Let's make sure to have fun!!" he adds, as he rushes towards Rock over the top of the trailer, taking a few running steps before hurling himself forward, his beringed left fist extended; his hair and shirt and wallet chain trail behind him as he closes on the red-eyed fighter with impressive speed, trying to punch Rock right in the mush. "RAAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo successfully hits Rock with Gekiken.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0             Rock

Rock is struck -- immediately, harshly, and brutally. Not quite the way Rock intended for the fight to begin, but hardly enough to silence Rock's hopes. The blond (the slimmer one, that is) finds himself forced backwards several paces, which is a dangerous proposition when you're on the back of a fast-moving truck. "OOF--" blood is drawn almost right off, as Rock trails a line of it from his lip where he was struck. It's not enough to stop Rock from hitting the ground, not only to stabilize himself but to grab Shenwoo by the ankle and whirl him around into one expert throw. It's not quite vigorous and meant to throw Shenwoo /off/, but it's meant to give Rock the grounds to press a continued attack -- firstly by giving himself a little bit of room to act.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo interrupts Shinkuu Nage from Rock with Tenrenshou.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0             Rock

Bouncing back slightly from his signature rushing punch, Shenwoo gives his fist a little shake. His dark eyes, fierce and focused, watch Rock as he stumbles back and then comes in for his own offense... And quickly, the self-styled 'God of Battle' needs to decide what he's going to do about it. Grabbed by one ankle, the throw /starts out/ okay, but the Shanghai-born brawler's risk-taking does need to be taken into account... 'cause, see, he has /another leg/. Which he introduces to Rock's face in a stomping kick, meant to get himself free of the red-eyed fighter's grasp, tossing himself backwards to hit the trailer a bit roughly, rolling a few feet... Where he starts to get back up!

Rock keeps going -- and going. He's being beaten up in this fight, so far. ... In fact, he's being beaten up /like crazy/. It's the curse of Rock. But he's not getting discouraged, anyways, because the moment he finishes trading blows when Shenwoo, Rock whirls forward on the ground, sending his entire body straight up into the air with the speed of a whirling tornado. "Rising--TACKLE!" He's going all out and he's doing so early, because he needs to start plugging away at Shenwoo or this fight is going to be over far too soon.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo dodges Rock's Rising Tackle.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0             Rock

Whoa, there! Shenwoo doesn't like the looks of /that/. From his crouching position, it's not easy to avoid Rock's 'Rising Tackle', but the tall fighter manages it, pulling back out of the range of the younger blond's strikes by mere inches. "Not... Quite!" he says, rearing back with one fist to try and knock Rock away while he's still in midair and, hopefully, defenseless. It's a pretty straightforward punch, but hopefully it'll give Shenwoo enough time to regain his footing!

COMBATSYS: Rock blocks Shenwoo's Quick Punch.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0             Rock

Rock lifts his forearms to deflect Shenwoo's strike, and then uses the situation to his advantage -- with one quick movement he attempts to close all of the distance between himsefla nd his opponent, shoving his back into the crook of Shenwoo's arm and then to fling himself over his body with one harsh hurl. It's a technique borrowed from Ansatsuken, but it, hopefully, will prove useful all the same.

COMBATSYS: Rock successfully hits Shenwoo with Quick Throw.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0             Rock

Useful indeed, as Shenwoo is tossed by Rock, landing on his back further down the trailer and skidding a bit. "Heh," the tall fighter chuckles, pulling in his legs to hop up to his feet, turning to face Rock once again. "That's the stuff!" he calls, again running towards Rock - because let's face it, he doesn't really have much in the way of ranged attacks - and once he gets in close, bringing a leg up for a surprisingly speedy snap-kick at the back of Rock's knee. "ORA!"

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo successfully hits Rock with Light Kick.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/--=====|=======\==-----\1             Rock

Rock grits his teeth, realizing that this battle is sliding away from him with lightning speed. Taking the hit from Shenwoo on the cheek, Rock sweeps lower under neath his opponent's swing and tries to seize him by the other leg and then hurl him hard enough to foce himself to find some sort of stability on the edge of the truck -- anything to give him a chance to breathe and set himself up to actually come through.

COMBATSYS: Rock successfully hits Shenwoo with Shinkuu Nage.

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Shenwoo          1/-------/=======|=======\====---\1             Rock

This time? Shenwoo doesn't have any fancy tricks to deal with Rock's throw. Instead, he gets well and duly hurled, trying to get his arms in the way of the trailer roof to deflect his impact, but... Not so much. He hits, skids, and laughs as he gets back to his feet. "Ha ha ha ha... Hey, good one!" he calls out towards Rock, taking three steps towards the blond before ruining his hopes for 'breathing room'; suddenly, Shenwoo explodes into forward movement, much like his initial attack, but faster. Incredibly faster. The tall man's form blurs as he hurtles along the roof at Rock, throwing his beringed left fist forward with a shockwave of bluish energy surrounding him, centered on his fist. "SHYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" Here comes the pain train!

COMBATSYS: Rock interrupts Zetsu Gekiken from Shenwoo with Raging Storm'.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0             Rock

Okay -- now's the time. He can even this battle out in one stroke, if he tries hard enough. Where things to from there... who knows. But he can put himself back onto an even keel when Shenwoo, and that might be enough. As his enemy comes charging towards him, Rock hits the deck, pressing both fists into the ground as energy -- LOTS OF IT -- comes pouring out of his body in the form of a swirling hurricane. It's an amazing torrent of chi, enough to do a substantial number on Shenwoo as he makes his attack. Once it's over, the fight is, indeed, on something of an even playing field -- it's a chance, however narrow.

Hoo, that's the pepper, all right. Shenwoo is blasted by the Raging Storm, Rock's chi indeed doing a pretty good number on him, blasting him back again. "Heh," the tall fighter chuckles, and it definitely looks like Rock has managed to level the playing field significantly, recovering from the impressive advantage that the self-styled 'God of Battle' managed to rack up at the beginning of the fight. But Shenwoo isn't such a nice guy that he's just going to sit back and let Rock /continue/ to do so. "That's more like it! THAT'S THE FIGHT I WANTED!!" he shouts wildly, maybe even a little /madly/, his feral grin as wide as ever despite just, you know, getting helluva blasted. With Rock's searing chi still burning at him, the tall man reaches out to try and grab Rock by the hair! If that succeeds, he'll aim a knee at the younger fighter's face, and then /lift him up/ to smash him, hard, into the top of the trailer. "RAAAAAAAAAAGH!!"

COMBATSYS: Rock fails to counter Saikouhou-Geki from Shenwoo with Joudan Crack Counter.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Rock can no longer fight.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-======|

Rock is broken. Busted. Beaten. Battered. Nothing he could do -- nothing he could ever do -- was worthwhile in this fight. He's outclassed, outgunned, and essentially... shamed. Which is precisely what happens when Shenwoo beats the living crap out of him with Rock essentially incapable of defending himself. The truck hauls to a stop once Rock is face down and out like a light, apparently not getting up any time soon.

Breathing raggedly, his shoulders heaving, Shenwoo really isn't looking all that spic'n'span himself. But once it looks like Rock's not moving anymore, the taller man scrubs a hand through his hair. "Whew... That was fun," he says, grinning; well, Rock might think it seemed one-sides, but the brawler's hardly about to agree. As he's declared the winner, though, Shen plays to the cameras a bit, before hopping /off/ the trailer. He needs some rest, and an icepack or twenty!

Log created by Shenwoo, and last modified on 18:47:56 11/20/2005.