We’ve a lower-table match to start block B for the week, as Vincent Heisenberg took on Emil Sitoci.
We’re back at the Steffy in Oberhausen, with Dään and Nico joined by Norman Harras. For once, Norman allowed someone to give him the “International Superstar” tag, as they then run down the B block. Dään acknowledges that neither Heisenberg nor Sitoci can win the block, while Norman – once he finally got on track with giving professional opinions – seems to be hoping that Sitoci softens up Heisenberg – as he’s one of his final opponents in the tournament. Calling Heisenberg “dull, primitive and impetuous” may not be such a smart idea though…
As for the pre-match interviews, Heisenberg was overawed at the experience that Sitoci had… and said that a win would make him “look better.” That meant that Sitoci was a little sour that his legacy is his longevity these days.
Catch Grand Prix 2020 – Block B: Vincent Heisenberg vs. Emil Sitoci
Round 1: We’ve a tentative start as Sitoci sized up the “big boy”, but it was Heisenberg who teased an early slam. Sitoci slips out, but couldn’t land an armdrag and was instead charged down by Heisenberg. Emil tries again, but Heisenberg’s size again blocked an armdrag, then a body slam, before he looked to hit one of his own… but Sitoci gets to the corner before a crossbody was caught and turned into a slam. A frustrating first round so far for the veteran, who powders outside to try and compose himself, before a springboard attempt back in was caught and turned into a suplex… which Sitoci countered into a mounted wristlock that Heisenberg suplexed his way out of as time ran out.
Round 2: Sitoci comes out of the blocks with a low dropkick as he looked to ground Heisenberg… but going for the slam proved just as fruitless as it did in the first round. So he heads up for some double sledges, before Heisenberg decked him with a big boot and took over with some clubbing forearms. Heisenberg looked to target Sitoci’s lower back, before another shoulder tackle knocked down the Dutchman. They head to the corner, where Heisenberg set up for a stomp to the lower back, which looked like it sucked… and only got Heisenberg a two-count. More stomps keep Sitoci down as Heisenberg looked to lock in a camel clutch, but Sitoci manages to delay it enough and run down the clock.
Round 3: Heisenberg squishes Sitoci at the bell with a splash, as he went back to the lower back… but Sitoci rakes the eyes to break free, with that act of desperation earning him a yellow card. It doesn’t deter Heisenberg, who just tosses him to the outside… but that gave Sitoci time to recover as he came back as the proverbial house afire, running in with some right hands before avoiding a sit-down splash as Heisenberg tried to cut him off. A springboard ‘rana takes down the big man, but Sitoci’s back gives out as he went for a slam. Second time’s the charm, before Sitoci went up top for a match-winning elbow drop. Once again, Heisenberg’s lack of a killer instinct cost him, as he failed to capitalise on a dominant second round.
Result: Emil Sitoci pinned Vincent Heisenberg at 1:47 of Round 3 (***)
Post-match, Sitoci admitted Heisenberg was bigger than he expected and put over the newcomer… then said that Heisenberg may beat him one day, when he’s “dead and buried.” As for Heisenberg, he’s only got one match left and is at risk of finishing bottom… with Norman Harras being his final opponent.
Standings, with eliminations (including those who’d be eliminated on tie-breakers)…
Bobby Gunns (3-0-1; 7pts)
Metehan (3-1; 6pts)
Avalanche, Cara Noir (2-1-1; 5pts)
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)
Prince Ahura (1-2; 2pts) * eliminated
Norman Harras, Emil Sitoci (1-3; 2pts) * eliminated
Vincent Heisenberg (1-4; 2pts) * eliminated
Disciplinary: €3005 of fines; twenty yellow cards and one red card.
Tomorrow we’ve more block B action with Marius al-Ani looking to extend his unbeaten run against Prince Ahura.