sVo Proving Grounds 6
Live on the HOTv Network on PWA:TV
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
26th August 2023

As the video package finally comes to an end with an extended look at the ‘Proving Grounds’ logo, the camera cuts to an exterior shot of the Goodfellas Casino Arena, in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, before cutting to a live shot of inside the arena. The camera pans around the sold-out crowd, most of them on their feet and screaming loudly whilst trying to get their homemade sign shown in front of the camera. The cameras finally head over to the commentary table, where Julian Fiasco and Jeremiah Sloan welcome the fans watching on the HOTv network on PWA:TV to the broadcast and begin to break down some of the action that will take place on tonight’s show!

Tag Team Match
British Hospitality vs the Black Brothers

A Pivotal Moment….

[The backstage area is buzzing with activity as wrestlers prepare for their matches. Katie Smith stands next to a sVo banner, microphone in hand, ready to interview a determined-looking Victor Holland.]

Katie Smith: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m here with a newcomer to sVo Proving Grounds, Victor Holland. Victor, you’re facing Hugo Ryzing in the main event tonight. He’s the heavy favorite to win. What’s going through your mind as you step into the ring against such an established competitor?

Victor Holland: Thanks, Katie. Tonight is a pivotal moment for me. I might not have a sVo contract yet, but I’m here to prove that I belong on this stage. Hugo Ryzing might have the reputation, but I’ve got the hunger, the drive to make my mark.

Katie Smith: Hugo Ryzing has been known to dominate in the ring. How do you plan to counter his style and come out on top?

Victor Holland: Hugo’s got the experience, no doubt. But that won’t intimidate me. I’ve studied his matches, analyzed his moves, and I’m prepared. I’ve trained for this opportunity, and I won’t let it slip through my fingers.

Katie Smith: You’ve mentioned before that you’re looking to make a name for yourself and earn a contract. How important is this match in achieving that goal?

Victor Holland: This match is everything to me. sVo Proving Grounds is a platform where I can showcase what I’m capable of. I’ve been grinding in the independent scene, and this is my chance to catch the attention of not just sVo, but any wrestling promotion out there. I’m fighting for my future.

Katie Smith: The odds might be against you, Victor, but what message do you have for those who doubt your chances tonight?

Victor Holland: To the doubters, to the naysayers, I say this: I thrive on challenges. Every obstacle I’ve faced has only fueled my determination. I might not have the name recognition, but I’ve got heart, I’ve got skill, and I won’t back down. Tonight, I’ll make my stand, and my performance will speak for itself.

Katie Smith: And finally, Victor, if you could sum up your mindset heading into this match in one word, what would it be?

Victor Holland: Defiance.

[The interview ends as Victor Holland’s eyes burn with determination. He walks away, his focus unwavering, leaving an air of anticipation for his clash against Hugo Ryzing in the main event of sVo Proving Grounds.]


Single Match
Carny Sinclair vs Riley Smith

Big Break

[The backstage area is dimly lit, creating an ominous ambiance. Hugo Ryzing stands there, a sinister grin etched across his face, ready to address the situation. The microphone he holds feels like a tool for unleashing his malevolent intentions.]

Hugo Ryzing: So, sVo Proving Grounds is throwing a spotlight on unsigned wrestlers now? Victor Holland, it’s not your fault, you see. You’re just the unfortunate pawn caught in the crosshairs of someone who’s hungry for recognition. But understand this, Victor: you’re stepping into my world, and in my world, there’s no room for newcomers looking for their “big break.”

[Hugo’s eyes gleam with a malevolent fire as he continues.]

Hugo Ryzing: The fact that you’re standing in front of me, Victor, is an insult to every wrestler who’s paved their way through sweat, blood, and sacrifice. You think you’re special? You think you’re here to make a name for yourself? Well, let me show you the price you pay for seeking attention.

[He raises the microphone with a chilling intensity.]

Hugo Ryzing: Tonight, when you step into the ring with me, you’ll understand why they call me “The Reckoning.” This isn’t about earning a contract, Victor. This is about ending your career before it even begins. I won’t let you taint this sacred canvas with your desperate attempt at fame.

[Hugo’s grin turns into a malicious smirk as he speaks with unwavering confidence.]

Hugo Ryzing: You want to climb the rankings, Victor? You want to be a champion? Well, here’s a dose of reality for you: I’ll do whatever it takes to rise to the top. I’ve clawed my way through every obstacle, broken every spirit that dared to challenge me. And you, my friend, are just another stepping stone.

[He lowers the microphone, his eyes never leaving the camera.]

Hugo Ryzing: Consider yourself warned, Victor. Tonight, you’ll realize the grave mistake you made by stepping into the ring with me. I’ll expose your vulnerabilities, your weaknesses, and I’ll ensure that you never forget the name Hugo Ryzing. The sVo Championship is my destiny, and nothing—absolutely nothing—will stand in my way.

[Hugo Ryzing’s chilling words hang in the air as the interview concludes, leaving a sense of foreboding and an impending clash between his malevolence and Victor Holland’s defiance.]


The Dance

[Katie Smith stands in the backstage area, her expression a mix of curiosity and caution. The atmosphere feels tense as she prepares to interview the enigmatic Carny Sinclair, known for his unsettling demeanor. Carny stands before her, his face partially obscured by shadows, exuding an air of mystery.]

Katie Smith: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m here with Carny Sinclair, a competitor who’s been making waves in sVo Proving Grounds. Carny, you’ve had some impressive victories in the ring, yet there’s something puzzling about your actions after the matches. Why do you continue to attack your opponents even after you’ve emerged victorious?

Carny Sinclair: [He tilts his head slightly, his voice carrying an eerie cadence.] Ah, Miss Smith, it’s not about the victory, you see. It’s about the dance—the symphony of pain and redemption that unfolds within the ring. It’s a performance, a narrative that I craft with every strike, every grapple.

Katie Smith: But Carny, your opponents are left battered and vulnerable after the match. It’s as if the win isn’t enough for you. Can you shed some light on why you choose to go further?

Carny Sinclair: [A faint smile curves his lips, though his eyes remain enigmatic.] Ah, the darkness that follows victory, Miss Smith, it’s an exquisite paradox. In the ring, we are adversaries, locked in a battle of wills. But beyond the canvas, the canvas of consciousness, there’s a connection—an understanding of pain, of sacrifice. To push boundaries is to challenge the boundaries of existence itself.

Katie Smith: Your actions have certainly caught the attention of both the fans and your fellow competitors. Do you believe these actions are helping or hindering your journey in sVo Proving Grounds?

Carny Sinclair: [His gaze seems to pierce through the shadows, unfathomable and unsettling.] Oh, the journey, Miss Smith, it’s a labyrinth of mirrors, reflections that shatter and coalesce. Do you see, as I weave this tapestry of chaos, I am but a single thread, a fragment in a grand design? Hindrance, help—it’s all part of the theater, all part of the enigma.

Katie Smith: So, are you saying that your actions are part of a larger plan or purpose?

Carny Sinclair: [He chuckles softly, the sound carrying a hint of something ethereal.] Purpose, my dear Miss Smith, is a fluid concept, a river that bends and curves through time. I am but a traveler, a wanderer seeking truths that elude the ordinary mind. Every strike, every action, is a brushstroke upon the canvas of destiny.

Katie Smith: Well, Carny, it’s clear that your approach is shrouded in mystery. What can we expect from you moving forward in the sVo?

Carny Sinclair: [His smile widens, though the shadows around him seem to deepen.] The future, Miss Smith, it’s a labyrinth of possibilities. Expectations, just like the currents of time, are ever-changing. What I can promise is that my journey shall continue, painted with shades of enigma and framed by the canvas of uncertainty.

[As the interview concludes, Carny Sinclair’s cryptic words linger in the air, leaving a sense of intrigue and curiosity surrounding his enigmatic presence in the sVo.]

Single Match
Rick Reid vs Chopper Anderson


Main Event
Single Match
Hugo Ryzing vs Victor Holland

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