The Saul Show is back! After falling to Brandon “The Hitman” Hanna last season, The Den’s sophomore superstar vowed to come back at a totally new level. This year, he’s on a rampage, and with two knockouts on his resume, he does not show any signs of slowing down.
Saul (2-1) demolished Greg “Idris” Alba by a score of 22-9 to earn his second straight KO and fell both members of The Reel Rejects.
“Saul is going to have fun just stacking bodies in this league,” manager Kate Mulligan said after the match. “I had fun because we got another point away from the [Quirky] Mercs. That feels great. Listen, this is my guy. There is a reason that I took him first in round two [of the draft]. There’s no question to me: This is my guy.”
For as lopsided a result as this match had, it looked like it could have been a close match at the end of Round One. Alba kept himself within striking distance of Saul, who opened to a 9-7 advantage at the end of the first.
With momentum on his side, The Den sophomore spun first in Round Two and continued his elevated level of play. Saul scored a near-perfect 9 PTS in the category of Batman to really put the heat on his opponent in the top of the second. Down 8 PTS, Alba needed a category he could demolish in order to keep pace, but the wheel did not turn in his favor. The Quirky Merc spun the category of Jurassic Park and was promptly KO’d after giving up 4 PTS off of 2 steals to fall 22-9.
After the win, Saul had zero respect for the performance of his opponent.
“The Schmoedown is a pretty big circus,” Saul said, “and there’s a little bit for just about everybody. We’ve got mental gymnastics. We’ve got the real brainiac types who know everything. […] And we’ve also got the clowns. And that’s what Coy [Jandreau] knows and that’s what you’re feeding me: clowns. […] You want to keep feeding me these clowns? You go right ahead. I don’t have to wipe up the bloody ego stains on the floor after I’m done with them.”
Saul earned himself a place in an Innergeekdom #1 Contender Match at Schmoedown Collision on July 31 following the win. There, he’ll face the winner of either “Moose” Haas or Amarú Moses. The Den star would certainly rather face the latter of the two.
“I want to smash that Moses punk,” Saul said. “[He’s a] draft bust. If he makes it that far, I would like to get a hold of that punk. Let me tell you, I was once upon a time a mouthy rookie. So, I know what he’s doing. I invented the role that he’s failing at right now. So yeah, I’ll play the Ryan Leaf of the Schmoedown right now.”