After yesterday’s mayhem, Prince Ahura was set to take on Emil Sitoci as block B began their final matches.
We’re back at the Steffy in Oberhausen with Nico Schmidt and Dään Jokisch being joined by Senza Volto – which means we’re in English for this part! They run down block B’s current standings, then confirm Cara Noir’s spot in the final. As for today’s match, Senza Volto’s gushing about both men, and reckons that Ahura could get the upset here.
Backstage, Prince Ahura is doing the Emil Sitoci pose, but says he’s “thinking” because of how “wXw was trying to embarrass” him. He mentions how he won the first World Tag Team Festival, and now he’s annoyed with the “embarrassments”. Ahura reckons he’s got a solution: tape study! He wants to earn a Masters in Pro Wrestling, but Andy Jackson reckons he could call Emil Sitoci a Doctor of Pro Wrestling going off of experience…
As for Emil, he’s got some news: he can’t compete because of his knee injury… but the match will still go on, with a replacement. Who is it?
Well, Ahura’s out quickly to find out who it is… and it’s not a free two points, it’s a debut for Ender Kara.
Catch Grand Prix 2020 – Block B: Prince Ahura vs. Ender Kara
Round 1: We eventually get going as Ahura arses around over “which corners to use”… he tries to charge at Kara with a kick, but instead it’s ducked as Ender hits a springboard dropkick to take Ahura outside, then a tope con giro. A frog splash quickly followed back inside, but Ahura’s up at two as he rolled outside. He breaks the count as he wants none of this recorded… but Ender rolls out and attacks as the pair fought on the floor. Kicks were caught as Ahura decked Kara with an elbow, before he lifted the Turk onto the apron… and ended up eating a PK. There’s a stomp on the apron too as they return to the ring, with Kara getting another kick in… and again Ahura rolls outside looking to kill time. Ahura walks out, but returns just in time for the round to end, as he gets a €50 fine for all that dicking around.
Round 2: Ahura’s still arguing as round two starts. He shoves down Kara, then gets rolled up as the former tag champion seemingly was hell bent on getting those points via forfeit. Kara gets back with dropkicks before he went for a Hidden Blade… Ahura ducks, then drops Kara with a roundhouse kick for a near-fall. A hair-pull gets Ahura a yellow card, before he decked Kara with a lariat… following up with a Praying Mantis Bomb… but he doesn’t go for the cover. Instead, Ahura demands applause, then makes a lackadaisical cover, which Kara countered with a crucifix pin for the win! A decent debut for Kara, but the whole story was Prince Ahura underestimating him and then throwing one big temper tantrum, which drew another €100 of fines afterwards.
Result: Ender Kara pinned Prince Ahura at 2:01 of Round 2 (**½)
Post-match, Kara asks if that result means he deserves to be in wXw – and I’ve a feeling he’ll be brought back when wXw is able to resume taping in 2021.
As for Ahura, he’s still seething as he calls Nico a moron… then claimed he’d not started to study wrestling. Ahura blames wXw for “humiliating” him, as I wonder what the repercussions will be for his actions yesterday… Nico runs off as he mentioned that Ahura could have won his match.
Block A – Final
Cara Noir (4-1-1; 9pts)
Metehan (4-1-1; 9pts)
Avalanche (3-1-2; 8pts)
Bobby Gunns (3-1-2; 8pts)
Fast Time Moodo (2-4; 4pts)
Hektor Invictus (1-4-1; 3pts)
Anil Marik (0-5-1; 1pt)
Marius al-Ani (5-0; 10pts)
Tristan Archer (4-1; 8pts)
Senza Volto (4-2; 8pts) * eliminated
Emil Sitoci**; Prince Ahura (2-4; 4pts) * eliminated
Norman Harras; Vincent Heisenberg(1-4; 2pts) * eliminated
** Ender Kara wrestled in week seven for Emil Sitoci; his win gets credited to Sitoci’s points total.
Disciplinary: €4405 of fines; thirty-one yellow cards and one red card.
Tomorrow, we’ve our penultimate block B match as Norman Harras takes on Vincent Heisenberg in a match first teased at Shotgun 2020.