DarK_RaideR

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About DarK_RaideR

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    Multitasking, Multiclassing Mastermind of the Rangers
  • Birthday 12/24/1986

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  1. DarK_RaideR

    What does [DarK_RaideR] want to do?

    I would spend actual money to have you call the matches. Even if I'm guessing you actually meant to identify with the dude in the background
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    What does [DarK_RaideR] want to do?

    NGW Back to the Future (Weekly TV show) Held on Monday, Week 4 of May 2013 Venue: L'Aquila Universita, L'Aquila, Italy Attendance: 3.564, Ratings: 0.70 (529.980 viewers), Shown on Continental Sports X1 Arlo Costa & Giovanni Bruno vs The Johanssons (with Signe Lytjohan) The recently reunited Johansson brothers got in the ring with local talents Arlo Costa and Giovanni Bruno for the opener, with Signe Lytjohan leading the Norwegian big men once again. Bruno is an EWA developmental talent but Costa was making a one-night appearance as a nod to Italian fans who have known him for years as "Mr. Evilness" in companies such as EWCW and UCR, where he would regularly feud with "Captain Hero" Stig Svensson. The idea here was to start with two "hometown heroes" in the ring while teaming rookie Bruno with a veteran, but both Italian men were really, really off. It didn't quite take away from the match quality since it was a short and absolutely dominant performance by the Johanssons, but Costa and Bruno were lucky to leave the ring standing given their sloppiness on display for a full ten minutes before Bam Bam hit Costa with the Northern Lights Double Bomb for the pin. Winners: The Johanssons, by pinfall  Moving on to more exciting stuff, Champagne Lover hosted another episode of Lover's Lounge with guests John Silver and Leon Harrison. The founders of NGW and now #1 contenders for the NGW Cruiserweight Tag Team titles held their own on the mic next to the charismatic Mexican, who still was the star here as he picked on his guests for becoming contenders thanks to the interference of Shiro Akuma during their match against Team Fly. Marcello Ricci vs Emerald Angel Another Italian talent and EWA wrestler in action next, the charismatic Cruiserweight Marcello Ricci went to battle against Emerald Angel. Both men had a good showing, with Ricci adding some nice variety to Angel's flashy aerial offense. Despite limited air time, both men had the moves and charisma to get the fans into the match and Ricci even picked up the unlikely win when he used Angel's risky style against him by playing possum to goad him in and then roll him up for the pin. Winner: Marcello Ricci, by pinfall after a quick roll up Backstage, Hardcore Hernandez was once again being bitter about his cheap title loss to Shiro Akuma when Team Fly walked into the scene. Christopher Lister told Hernandez he's not the only one who's got issues with the masked champion, a nod to Akuma's betrayal upon leaving the League of Heroes and how he's cost its members several matches, especially Team Fly, Matravers chipped in, saying Akuma cost them a shot at gold and now they're not scheduled to wrestle at Hard Times but he has a suggestion. Hernandez versus Lister versus Matravers, for a chance to fight Akuma! Speak of the (White) Devil, Akuma was Viper McKenna's guest in the following segment. In a live episode of Viper's Moshpit, Akuma was questioned about his actions and any comments on the Triple Threat match just arranged for Hard Times, but the NGW Cruiserweight champion only cryptically responded that he will "be watching". Stig Svensson & Paolo Gandalfini vs Konrad Mäkinen & Wade Orson More Italian wrestlers for the audience to cheer as Paolo Gandalfini teamed with beloved veteran Stig Svensson to fight the pairing of blue chipper prospects Mäkinen and Orson. Gandalfini started the match in control of Mäkinen, who sold every move like it killed him before desperately tagging in Orson. Matching the Italian in power but posessing more experience, Orson turned things around forcing the retreat and a tag to Svensson for an interesting rest of the match as NGW's past and future traded holds before Orson hit his Bounce Back finisher for the pin. Winners: Konrad Mäkinen & Wade Orson, by pinfall Marat Khoklov vs Beast Bantom Beast Bantom is one of the biggest, baddest, most muscular men on the NGW roster but even he can't match up to the Russian giant that is Marat Khoklov. This match had little to do with actual wrestling, it was two big, tough men looking to beat each other senseless as they brought their hardest hits to the fight. Bantom has been very vocal in the past about wanting a challenge and not squash matches against people smaller than him, which is exactly what he got in the Moscow Mauler. He may have bitten off more than he could chew though and in a spectacular finish to their match, former powerlifter Khoklov lifted the 320 pound Bantom up for a truly earth shaking Russian Legend Powerbomb. Winner: Marat Khoklov, by pinfall Quick cut backstage and the self-proclaimed "Fresh Prince of Belarus" Sergei Kalashnov was trying to strike up a conversation with fellow Belarussian Zofia Jankovic. Clash of personalities aside, the moment was also interesting due to Jankovic being a member of the Czars; Kalashnov seemed to refuse when the group attempted to pressgang him into joining, but Jankovic wasn't around when they first approached him... Edward Cornell & Wael Hossam Koller & Eriksson (with Viper McKenna)  The Gentleman & The Pitbull The Ivanoffs A four team free for all was the main event for NGW's go-home show before Hard Times and all four teams involved brought their A game to the fight. It didn't take long for things to devolve into an all out brawl, with Frye and Hossam trading holds in the ring as they sought to slap on the Royal Armbar and Camel Clutch, respectively. In the chaos, Landon Mallory made his way down to the ring to help his Outcasts buddies as Koller & Eriksson traded blows with the Ivanoffs. His assist was short-lived though, as he was shut down by a vodka bottle smashing on his head from behind, Dovydas Vidmar's trademark attack. Robert Howard joined the brawl and attacked Vidmar, the two men trying to slam each other onto the shattered glass. Already spent by the match, Howard found himself on the losing end until Lister and Matravers appeared to pull Vidmar away. With referee Garry Garret having lost control and TV time running out, he called for the bell and threw the match, the feed fading out as everyone fought everyone in and around the ring. Winners: No Contest Show Rating:
  3. DarK_RaideR

    What does [DarK_RaideR] want to do?

    I'm back, after yet another Monday holiday. It's a holiday that combines the religious (Annunciation) and national (Beginning of the 1821 revolution against the Ottoman empire that lead to the formation of the "modern" greek state) but I didn't bother with either. Instead, I enjoyed the empty, silent big city as I walked around and went out with friends while everyone else was out of town for the 3 day combo, or more if they'd added a day off to extend it. There was also a lot of sleeping, cuddling with the cat and watching Umbrella Academy. Friday, March 22nd Goal 1: Track my eating, weight and water intake on my phone app on a daily basis and report here. Calories: 1738 (target) - 2785 (intake) + 900 (activity) = 147 Water: 5/8 glasses Weight: 82,6kg Goal 2: Attend at least 2 muay thai training sessions every week. Nailed the second one for the week.  Goal 3: Keep my Bullet Journal up to date with stuff I need to see through and any expenses I've made Up to speed Saturday, March 23rd Goal 1: Track my eating, weight and water intake on my phone app on a daily basis and report here. Calories: No info, had lunch at our favorite Kurdish restaurant with a friend and none of its dishes are on my app Water: Lost track of this too Weight: 83,4kg Goal 2: Attend at least 2 muay thai training sessions every week. Those next day butt DOMS tho.  Goal 3: Keep my Bullet Journal up to date with stuff I need to see through and any expenses I've made Logged in everything on Monday Sunday, March 24th Goal 1: Track my eating, weight and water intake on my phone app on a daily basis and report here. Calories: Again, met my best friend with some of his University buddies in town and none of the dishes at the place we visited exist on my food app. Water: No info here either Weight: 83,2kg Goal 2: Attend at least 2 muay thai training sessions every week. Duh, weekend.  Goal 3: Keep my Bullet Journal up to date with stuff I need to see through and any expenses I've made Logged in everything on Monday Monday, March 25th Goal 1: Track my eating, weight and water intake on my phone app on a daily basis and report here. Calories: 1738 (target) - 2091 (intake) + 698 (activity) = 347 Water: 5/8 glasses Weight: 83,2kg Goal 2: Attend at least 2 muay thai training sessions every week. Took the day off to do a lot of housekeeping and cleaning, hence the activity calories.  Goal 3: Keep my Bullet Journal up to date with stuff I need to see through and any expenses I've made Sat down with the SRLF to update my BuJo with events and expenses of these last few days, then cross-check everything with her.
  4. Depends on what kind of elf you have in mind *Immigrant Song fades in* Those guitar licks, tho. I could totally see that in a montage of Guild Members doing awesome things.
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    What does [DarK_RaideR] want to do?

    Starmageddon's just around the corner Maybe I should do a royal rumble or a survivor series style elimination match too sometime...
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    The Comeback Tour - Redux [Endor}

    Nope, that was a few years before I discovered NF.
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    Couch to 5K - 30th March 2019 to 1 June 2019

    I've been meaning to do some running as the weather gets warmer and with @EricMN sounding serious about visiting Sparta this year, I probably need to step up my game. Sadly, I can't afford to spend any money on the app (yeah, I'm that tight) but if you're willing to have me in using another (free) app or just for generic accountability, I can probably keep up. Since neither of us is doing the Open this year, I might as well defeat you in another field
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    The Comeback Tour - Redux [Endor}

    Aye, seen 'em perform it live too. Wasn't the best of times though, Opeth were playing under a blazing summer sun (not exactly fitting for their music style) before Judas Priest came on stage. It was during the Nostradamus era too and having seen them live years ago, the experience was near-traumatizing. Time has not been kind to that band's live performance capabilities.
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    What does [DarK_RaideR] want to do?

    NGW Back to the Future (Weekly TV show) Held on Monday, Week 3 of May 2013 Venue: Celje Kooff/Medved Arena, Celje, Slovenia, Central Europe Attendance: 4.429, Ratings: 0.73 (554.410 viewers), Shown on Continental Sports X1 NGW Open Collective titles match The Outcasts (Beast Bantom, Landon Mallory & Petter Eriksson, with Viper McKenna) Konrad Mäkinen, Sergei Kalashnov & Paolo Gandalfini The opening match sees heavyweight stablemates Bantom, Mallory and Eriksson defend their titles against the rookie team of Mäkinen, Kalashnov and Gandalfini. Interesting enough, Kalashnov has the experience to lead his allies but being the only Cruiserweight in the mix, eventually gets outpowered and shut down by the opposition. Mäkinen delivers another consistent performance as a heavyweight while Gandalfini, now a permanent member of the main roster, does his part but ultimately ends up on the wrong end of a Northern Lights Bomb from Eriksson, who makes the pin. Winners: Beast Bantom, Landon Mallory & Petter Eriksson, by pinfall Beast Bantom, Landon Mallory & Petter Eriksson make defence number 1 of their NGW Open Collective titles Backstage, Wade Orson walks up to Edward Cornell and tells him all the tension between him, Hossam and the Lawal brothers is overshadowing the rest of the group in Roy Edison and himself. Therefore, he's decided to step up and take care of his own career by challenging Wael Hossam to a friendly exhibition match tonight. The League of Heroes The Czars All out faction warfare in a 5 vs 5 match next, with the League of Heroes facing the intimidating power of the Czars. Rookie Cruiserweights Emerald Angel and Andryi Boronin start things off in a clash of aerial grace versus technical grittiness, with Lister and Matravers then teaming up against the young Ukrainian. After a near fall, the Ivanoffs rush to the ring and things quickly collapse into an all-out brawl between all the heavyweights. The fight spills to the outside, leaving Angel and Boronin once again to fight it out inside the ring until the masked one hits the Angel Fury for the pin. Winners: The League of Heroes, by pinfall NGW's resident rock couple take to the ring next, with Viper McKenna hyping up Koller before the Rock and Roller grabs the mic to speak for himself and issue an open challenge to anyone willing to fight him. Aleksander Knyazev vs "The Rock and Roller" Sebastian Koller (with Viper McKenna) Koller's open challenge is answered by Aleksander Knyazev, former NGW tag champion alongside Cub Balowitz and now a member of the EWA roster. A skilled martial artist and grappling expert, Knyazev brings the heat with his aggression, unloading a flurry of fast strikes on Koller that sets the tone of the match; the two competitors trade blows in what feels more like a boxing contest or MMA fight rather than a wrestling bout, but Koller is able to turn the tables and hit the Hamburg Rock City on Knyazev to secure the win pro wrestling style. Winner: Sebastian Koller, by pinfall Shiro Akuma & Double Dutch Hardcore Hernandez, John Silver & Leon Harrison NGW Cruiserweight champion Shiro Akuma teams up with the NGW Cruiserweight Tag Team champions to wrestle against his latest challenger in Hernandez and the team set to wrestle Double Dutch for the straps at Hard Times. The in-ring matchups provide a teaser sample of what fans can expect and the action itself is breathtaking, full of high risk maneuvers. Akuma in particular shows little care for his own well being as he recklessly launches himself at his opponents, using his body as a weapon to take down anyone in his way until he pins Harrison with an Akuma Cradle. Winners: Shiro Akuma & Double Dutch, by pinfall  It's time for a very special edition of Lover's Lounge next, with the charismatic Mexican hosting NGW's top two ladies set to do battle at Hard Times. With three of the company's most popular and entertaining talkers on top of a heated rivalry leading to a much anticipated match, it's no surprise this segment is so good as Lover's subtle jabs fire up Geena's famed anger or earn him a snappy remark from the calm, collected Etsuko. Wade Orson vs Wael Hossam It's main event time next and as brought up earlier in the show, Wade Orson gets in the ring with mat master Wael Hossam. Though stablemates, the two men seem to have no animosity towards each other. Instead, as is the thing with the Real Deal, they're all about in-ring performance and being the better wrestler. Things are off to a slow start with Hossam taking the rookie down and working on him with various holds targeting the back in order to soften him up for the Camel Clutch. The few times Orson is able to force a rope break, he can only get a little bit of offense in before Hossam masterfully grabs a limb and reverses to slam him back down on the mat and begin the process anew. This goes on for more than fifteen minutes, an escalating crescendo that ends when Orson somehow manages to hit the Bounce Back out of nowhere, literally bouncing back into the contest and pinning Hossam for a big win. Winner: Wade Orson, by pinfall Show Rating:
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    What does [DarK_RaideR] want to do?

    Thursday, March 21st Goal 1: Track my eating, weight and water intake on my phone app on a daily basis and report here. Calories: 1738 (target) - 1824 (intake) + 0 (activity) = 85 Water: 2/8 glasses Weight: 81,8kg Goal 2: Attend at least 2 muay thai training sessions every week. Nope, Thursdays are therapist evenings.  Goal 3: Keep my Bullet Journal up to date with stuff I need to see through and any expenses I've made Nailed it.
  11. DarK_RaideR

    DJTrippyT: You Wanna Take This Outside?

    There's a (marketing?) strategy to the Open workouts. First one's always an easy, doable one, usually AMRAP or something without a time cap to celebrate the beginning of the season and get everyone on board, then things get harder because they need to pick out the elite for the Games. If I may, as a person who's done Fran and that endless thruster-burpee Open WOD, both more than once, thrusters are murderous for your quads, breathing, heart rate and morale (not always in that order). 33 is a lot to start with and then the pull ups are C2B, meaning you need extra pull power and swing. Do not underestimate this workout. Approach varies, depending on your way of thinking. @Endor will tell you even a single rep at Rx puts you above all the Scaled folks so go for broke. I say you're not chasing rankings and wasting 20' to do a bunch of thrusters and stop there isn't exactly a workout; scaling is not a crime, neither does it make you a lesser athlete.
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    DJTrippyT: You Wanna Take This Outside?

    Also according to Wikipedia "Charmion built her act around a memorable routine which opened with her on-stage entrance dressed in full Victorian street attire. She subsequently mounted the trapeze and disrobed down to her acrobat leotards in the midst of the trapeze's swinging motion." So it's essentially a retro striptease with a ton of muscle ups made to look easy.
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    What does [DarK_RaideR] want to do?

    Looks like Bam Bam caught up with his brother while in EWA, plus he went from "Muscular" to "Ripped" right after this show. Hitting the reset button and giving the brothers another chance at being a proper monster duo. Indeed, I'm trying to slowly groom and develop him instead of suddenly pushing him to the moon. His flippy style isn't exactly helping given NGW's product and audience, but hopefully he can rise above like Akuma did. See, I told you Frye and Howard were being torn down so they could be built back up again. Akuma and Stig are all doing their part in the grander scheme of things
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    DJTrippyT: You Wanna Take This Outside?

    They won't, if you do 'em right. The idea is to cup the stone in your hands and (dead)lift with your legs, not sink your nails into the stone. Also, you'd rock that hairstyle. Just saying.
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    What does [DarK_RaideR] want to do?

    NGW Back to the Future (Weekly TV show) Held on Monday, Week 2 of May 2013 Venue: Berlin Metropolarena, Berlin, Germany, Central Europe Attendance: 4.398, PPV Buyrate: less than 0.01 (3.468 buyers), Shown on Euro Your Demand The show kicks off with the NGW Heavyweight champion, who cuts a promo in flawless German to remind viewers that after his victory over "The Rock and Roller" Sebastian Koller he remains without a challenger. Starmageddon will determine who will face him for the gold, but that show happens in June so unfortunately for the fans, they won't be seeing him defend the title at this month's show, NGW Hard Times. "Stone Cold Killer" Konrad Mäkinen vs "The Vampire" Ripper LeStat Out of action since February when Shiro Akuma intentionally broke his arm, Konrad Mäkinen made a surprise return last month to not only deliver payback on the masked champion, but also sport a more muscular frame as he moved up to the Heavyweight division. After a rough welcome next to Stig Svensson and a loss to the Johansson brothers, Mäkinen wrestles his first singles match as a Heavyweight against Ripper LeStat. The Vampire monicker is not just about the ring gear and mannerisms; LeStat is bloodthirsty indeed. Between nasty strikes and trying to take the fight out of the ring, Ripper gives Mäkinen a run for his money, but the Swede manages to keep the fight between the ropes and finally slap on the Swedish Grapevine on his opponent's leg for the submission. Winner: Konrad Mäkinen, by submission Backstage, Sergei Kalashnov runs into the massive Marat Khoklov before Vidmar and the Ivanoffs appear from around to surround the Fresh Prince of Belarus. The apparent ambush however turns out to be a recruitment pitch, albeit a pretty aggressive one: join the Czars, or else. Hardcore Hernandez vs Emerald Angel Bouncing all around the ring like hyperactive toddlers on caffeine, Hernandez and Angel pull all the stops and go full steam ahead to hit each other with the most impressive, athletic moves they can muster. The pace is frantic and Angel misses a beat once or twice, allowing Hernandez to nal him with a Super Kick just as he comes in flying to end the match just short of eight minutes. Winner: Hardcore Hernandez, by pinfall Backstage, Viper McKenna delivers a promo on the situation of the Heavyweight Tag Team division; Cornell and Hossam may have failed to reach a conclusive decision in their match against the Nigerian Hit Squad at Walk Through Fire, but her team of Koller and Eriksson beat the challengers. Therefore, they are the ones truly deserving of a shot at the tag champs. The group's claim is challenged when the towering Johansson brothers walk into the scene, led by none other than former NGW Commissioner, Signe Lytjohan! The Danish manager of the Norwegian brothers lays out her challenge to sort things the way things are sorted in pro wrestling: inside the ring! Koller & Eriksson (with Viper McKenna) The Johanssons (with Signe Lytjohan) Returning from EWA to reunite with his brother, Bam Bam surprises Koller with how refined he's gotten while in developmental. Now more than a mere powerhouse, Bam Bam shows why he managed 14 successful defenses of the EWA Europa title when he forces Koller to tag in his bigger partner in Eriksson. Signe Lytjohan is right there at ringside guiding her team and calling out Eriksson's weaknesses as she notices them, eventually allowing the brothers to drag the Hall of Famer to their corner and work on him until Hercules showcases his freakish strength when he picks up Eriksson into the Hercules Hoist for the submission, wrapping up a dominant performance in just under six minutes. Winners: The Johanssons, by submission Backstage, the Real Deal are watching the match on a screen and it doesn't take long before things get tense between them. Roy Edison gets caught in the middle of it and forced to play pacemaker, but it's obvious the damage is there; the question is, are things beyond repair? Jeri "Air" Behr vs "Golden Delicious" Melanie Flyman Behr and Flyman are, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the top two high flyers in NGW's female division so their match delivers on everything fans would expect from these two: a fast, athletic, competitive bout full of jaw dropping moves, not unlike Hardcore Hernandez and Emerald Angel earlier. Behr's usual high risk style backfires more than once to let Flyman take control of the match, but despite obvious exhaustion, Behr pulls off the Standing Moonsault after ten or so minutes into the match, earning the pin after a hard fought battle. Winner: Jeri Behr, by pinfall And let's not forget, the NGW Women's champion Geena the Warrior Princess will be defending her title against "The Gothic Grappler" Fusae Etsuko at NGW Hard Times. As the recap video package rolls, we see highlights of Geena's early days in the company before leaving for Canada, then Etsuko going on her undefeated streak before she got injured just days before Geena made her triumphant return to win the vacated title. The two clashed at Ultimate Challenge where Etsuko won the match but not the title due to a countout, before the Gothic Grappler went on to win the NGW Warrior Princess Challenge tournament to earn herself the upcoming title rematch, title versus streak. Backstage, Nelson Frye and Robert Howard are talking to each other about their recent woes and what they should do to overcome them when Stig Svensson appears. The veteran joins the discussion and suggests the only way to succeed is to stick together. Reform the League as the unit it used to be, not the loose collection of friends under the shadow of Akuma's betrayal it currently is. At 41 years of age, Stig's glory days are behind him. He is not fit to lead. It is time to officially let Nelson Frye take the wheel. #1 Contenders match for the NGW Cruiserweight Tag Team titles Team Fly (Lister & Matravers) vs John Silver & Leon Harrison The episode's main event is a tag team match to determine who will be facing Double Dutch at Hard Times for their newly claimed titles. Former champions Team Fly seem hellbent on earning themselves a rematch, but the veteran duo of Silver and Harrison is not that easy to overcome. Matravers and Silver do the high flying for their respective team, with Lister's technical skills and Harrison's brawling rounding up the match and slowing the pace when needed to keep everything together. Once again though, Akuma isn't far and when he makes his appearance, he sweeps the leg of Matravers who's waiting on the apron. The two men end up fighting outside the ring and while Matravers seems to be winning, Lister is left with no one to tag in his hour of need and Harrison hits him with a PRIDE Driver, before tagging in Silver who comes flying with a Silversault before scoring the pin. Winners: John Silver & Leon Harrison, by pinfall after Shiro Akuma interfered Show Rating: