We’re heading into the weekend as Vincent Heisenberg tries to get back on track against Senza Volto.
Nico and Dään are again joined inside the Steffy by Emil Sitoci, for the preview panel. Dään notes that Senza Volto’ll go clear at the top with a win, while Sitoci put some stock in Vincent Heisenberg pulling off another upset.
Backstage, Heisenberg reckoned he’ll use his height advantage, and compares this to David vs. Goliath. Speaking of the masked David, he knows he’s gotta use his quickness to find a way to get the win.
Catch Grand Prix 2020 – Block B: Vincent Heisenberg vs. Senza Volto
Round 1: Heisenberg offers a handshake at the bell, which is accepted, as Volto tries to sting him with kicks to the thigh early on. Volto’s asked for a Test of Strength, which he engaged in… before he tried to pick the ankle of Heisenberg. It’s blocked as the big man pulls him up, then shrugged off a waistlock attempt, before Volto baited Heisenberg into the corner, switching out so he could go for some mounted punches. A sunset flip attempt from Volto’s blocked, before his chops were just shrugged off… with Heisenberg barging him down with a shoulder tackle ahead of a pinning attempt. Volto gets his boots up to block Heisenberg in the corner, but a leaping ‘rana’s blocked as Senza again went back to the chops, only to get a taste of his own medicine for a two-count before time ran out.
Round 2: The second round starts with Senza Volto pulling off his sleeves… as he tried again to kick away at Heisenberg’s base. The kick’s caught as Heisenberg charges him down instead, following up with an elbow drop to the arm and a seated armbar that quickly ends in the ropes. More elbow drops target the arm, as Volto tries to punch his way back in… and then went back to the chop, only to get barged down again. That plan just ain’t working, chief. An arm whip takes Senza down once more, while a stomp to the arm kept the focus on that particular limb, with a Fujiwara armbar pulling Senza down to the mat, forcing the Frenchman to swivel towards the ropes… he misses it though, and has to cling on as he was saved by the bell.
Round 3: Volto tries to charge at Heisenberg, but gets bulled down yet again at the bell. It’s gotten to the point where Heisenberg’s just inviting this stuff on, and Volto falls for it. Eventually Senza catches him out… but the misdirection led to yet another shoulder tackle, before Heisenberg hit the ropes, and only staggered Senza with his shoulder tackle. Wash, rinse, repeat, before Volto ducked under and finally took the big lad down with a shoulder tackle. Heisenberg tries to climb the ropes for a plan B, but he’s caught with a gamengiri and a 619 in the corner, knocking him down… ahead of a handspring cutter as Volto then landed the Eiffel Tower (Stundog Millionaire) for the win. Heisenberg had a big advantage, but failed to convert it into a win – the inexperience shining through there. ***
Result: Senza Volto pinned Vincent Heisenberg at 2:16 of Round 3 (***)
Post-match, Senza was a little sad to see Andy Jackson wasn’t doing the interviews… instead it’s Nico Schmidt. Senza reckons his shoulder’s knackered, but he’s still got his eyes on the Catch Grand Prix trophy. I get a real kick out of Senza’s enthusiasm in these little interview spots. As for Heisenberg, he’s got Andy Jackson backstage, and is forlorn because he lost the moment Senza took to the air.
Avalanche (2-0-1; 5pts)
Bobby Gunns (2-0; 4pts)
Hektor Invictus (1-1-1; 3pts)
Cara Noir, Metehan (1-1; 2pts)
Fast Time Moodo (1-2; 2pts)
Anil Marik (0-3; 0pts)
Senza Volto (3-0; 6pts)
Marius al-Ani (2-0; 4pts)
Prince Ahura (1-0; 2pts)
Tristan Archer, Vincent Heisenberg (1-1; 2pts)
Emil Sitoci (0-2; 0pts)
Norman Harras (0-3; 0pts)
Disciplinary: €1535 of fines; ten yellow cards and one red card.
Tomorrow, week three of the Catch Grand Prix wraps up with Tristan Archer facing one half of the former wXw tag team champions in Prince Ahura.