We’ve got something of a mid-table match in the Catch Grand Prix today, as tag team champion Fast Time Moodo takes on Hektor Invictus.
Once again, we’ve got Nico, Dään and Avalanche on the panel. Today’s words of wisdom are based on Anil Marik’s performance yesterday – they note he’s lost five in a row here, and ask Avalanche how it’s gone. Avalanche posits that Marik may be losing patience, but he’s not even had 50 matches yet, and that Anil should treat this as a learning experience. As for today’s match, Avalanche suggests both Moodo and Hektor can dish out and take damage… but the result may be too close to call. So he predicts a draw. Don’t look at the run-time!
As for the interviews, Fast Time Moodo’s told he’s pretty much out of the tournament… but apparently facing Hektor is enough for him to get amped up. Moodo’s going to keep on going, regardless of what’s down the path…
Hektor’s told it’s win or bust for him… and he replies by telling us how he took Moodo under his wing earlier in their careers. Hektor seems a little annoyed at Moodo’s success…
Catch Grand Prix 2020 – Block A: Hektor Invictus vs. Fast Time Moodo
Round 1: We open with a lock-up as Hektor takes down Moodo in a headlock… they roll on the mat, but Moodo scoots free before he tried to go for a takedown. Hektor stuffs that as they go to ground, but Moodo rolls in for an armbar that Hektor manages to escape. Hektor looks to pin down Moodo’s shoulders, but Moodo bridges up and monkey flips free as we get double-pin teases with a load of near-falls. A shoulder tackle knocks down Moodo, but he’s back with a hiptoss, before duelling elbows and dropkicks led to a stand-off. Again going to ground, Hektor looks to work Moodo’s arm, going for a bridging hammerlock a la Axel Dieter Jr… but they’re right by the ropes, so there’s an instant break as the clock wound down.
Round 2: Hektor comes out swinging at the bell, but has to absorb some kicks as the pair descended into back-and-forth elbows. Hektor flips Moodo down for a knee strike, following up with a gourdbuster and a German suplex as he was ragdolling the tag team champion, but it only gets a two-count before Moodo booted Hektor into the corner. More kicks leave Hektor down for a sliding elbow strike, but he can’t follow up off the top, instead running into an elbow before he kicked away Hektor’s moonsault in mid-air, and that’s enough to get the pin. Hektor changing from his usual formula backfires at the worst possible time, as he’s now all-but eliminated.
Result: Fast Time Moodo pinned Hektor Invictus in 1:21 of Round 2 (**½ )
Post-match, Moodo tells us it was special to get the win against Hektor… while Hektor’s told he needs to win his remaining two matches to have a chance of getting through. He vows to keep on fighting, as you’d expect…
Standings, with eliminations (including those who’d be eliminated on tie-breakers)
Bobby Gunns (3-0; 6pts)
Metehan (3-1; 6pts)
Avalanche (2-1-1; 5pts)
Cara Noir (2-1; 4pts)
Fast Time Moodo (2-3; 4pts) * eliminated
Hektor Invictus (1-2-1; 3pts)
Anil Marik (0-5; 0pts) * eliminated
Senza Volto (4-0; 8pts)
Marius al-Ani (3-0; 6pts)
Tristan Archer (2-1; 4pts)
Vincent Heisenberg (1-3; 2pts) * eliminated
Prince Ahura (1-2; 2pts) *eliminated
Norman Harras (1-3; 2pts) * eliminated
Emil Sitoci (0-3; 0pts) * eliminated
Disciplinary: €2785 of fines; eighteen yellow cards and one red card.
Tomorrow, block A finishes for the week with a big time match, as Cara Noir takes on Bobby Gunns.