A scream followed immediately by machine-gun percussion of Skylar Grey’s “Wreak Havoc” shocks the arena, gold gerb-mine pyro erupting from the stage in punctuation as the fans rise to their feet in excitement. Nikki Caldwell walks onto the stage under a burst of green and red lights.
I CAN SMELL YOUR FEAR, THE ONLY REASON THAT I’M HERE
IS TO WREAK HAVOC
EVERYBODY PRAYIN’ THAT I’LL CHANGE, YEAH
MAYBE ONE DAY, BUT TOMORROW I’LL BE BACK AT IT
Her face is streaked with black warpaint, the large scale-armor of Sinnocence’s heirloom black-and-red Doom Jacket juts from her shoulders. She pauses at the top of the ramp with her feet braced and her arms slightly spread at her sides, eyes flickering over the crowd and then focusing intensely on the ring.
‘CAUSE BAD HABITS, THEY DIE HARD
WE LIVE FAST, WE DIE HARD
GO AGAINST ME, YOU’LL DIE HARD
Nikki runs down the ring and three quarters of the way around it, sliding into the ring and rolling to her feet in one motion. She steps up on the bottom and center ropes, raising one fist and yelling out a warcry. The fans answer her back with a cheer of their own, and after letting them have their due, she steps down and sheds her jacket to prepare for the fight.
- I Of The Storm [snapmare driver, screaming as its delivered]
- Lasso of Truth [tilt-a-whirl armbar]
- Stepover toehold sleeper (sometimes as followup to a drop toehold) (signature, big moments)
- STO, sometimes also STO backbreaker
- Roundhouse kick
- Springboard roundhouse
- Flying cross armbar
- Spinning back fist
- Arm trap neckbreaker
- Suicide dive
- Tilt a whirl headscissors takedown
A quick round through a search engine doesn’t bring up much at all, in part because the girl’s straight out of wrestling school and in part because Nikki Caldwell is a nom de guerre as opposed to what’s on her birth certificate. The school itself is not much easier to dig up information on– The Facility in NYC isn’t so much a wrestling school with a shingle hung out for business as it is an invite-only private training camp for fighters of all types and experience levels.
It makes one wonder what this girl did to get an invite in the first place.
Phone calls to the references go through, and they might not be Top Of The Industry Superstars, but they’re a cornucopia of unique wrestling styles that are damned good at what they do. It might be worth throwing her a stray opponent as a curtain-jerk tryout, and at worst maybe some EWA Warrior gets an easy night.
* denotes a guest appearance in someone else’s RP
Oh, Monsters are Scared, That’s Why They’re Monsters [w/ Natalie Burrows & Sinnocence] (6.28.17)
Reigning It In [w/ Josh Kaine & Mojave] (6.8.17)
*The Devil on Her Shoulder [w/ Sahara] (6.6.17)
04:00 | self-modification (6.3.17)
04:00 | become (6.2.17)