My past is not a memory. It's a force at my back. It pushes and steers. I may not always like where it leads me, but like any story, the past needs resolution.
Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid franchise, and a wrestler in WVGCW. As of Breakdown 2/3, she is currently the Co-GM of the Female Division. She, along with her lawyer, Franziska Von Karma, form the team Space Court.
In Real Life
Samus Aran was the sole survivor of an attack on her colony by a group of alien space pirates led by a purple space dragon named Ridley. She was then raised by different aliens called Chozo: an extremely advanced, extremely extinct group of birdface people who infused Samus with their DNA. Miraculously, this had no adverse effect on her. They also gave her the imaginatively-named Power Suit, which can be upgraded to do all kinds of crazy things.
After serving the morally-questionable Galactic Federation for a while, she used the her Power Suit to become a successful bounty hunter. Since then, she's had to fight Ridley and the Space Pirates numerous times, usually over a dangerous species of parasitic jellyfish things called Metroids. Eventually, the Metroids became extinct, and the Space Pirates had been weakened considerably. But the Galactic Federation found this to be boring, and decided to start cloning metroids to use as weapons.
After an incredibly stupid incident on the BOTTLE SHIP which resulted in the unnecessary death of all but one of Samus's former squadmates, Samus got infected by a thing called an X Parasite, and had to be infused with Metroid DNA which allowed her to ate X Parasites. Samus then killed all the parasites, including the one that had possessed her Power Suit, which she ate and was cured of all her X Parasite-related problems. Now being a cross between three extremely dangerous species and possessing an absurdly large arsenal, Samus is officially considered to be The Most Dangerous Thing In The Universe™ by the Galactic Federation.
Pre-Season / Season 1: Winning Unauthourised
Despite supposedly being capable of single-handedly conquering the universe if she so desired, Samus gave an abysmal showing in her first two matches. She was the first woman in VGCW to be pinned when Princess Peach defeated her in the women's division's debut. The next fight went even worse: she was the first person to be eliminated in the 6-woman battle royale. For a time, she was considered the closest thing to a jobber in the women's division, though this was by an increasingly small margin. Eventually she was overtaken by Tifa Lockhart, who in turn was overtaken by Gruntilda Winkybunion (who suffered her fourth loss at the hands of Samus herself).
Some speculate that the cause of her poor performance is Commander Adam Malkovitch, who has a reputation for not authorizing things when they're needed. Supporters of this theory believe that Malkovitch didn't authorize winning, either because he forgot to or because he just didn't want Samus to win. However, there's no real evidence that Malkovitch is even involved with VGCW, and it's entirely possible Samus may perform better with time.
...And that she did. Samus managed to pick up her first win in a triple threat match on the Season 2 finale pre-show to prove that she's not totally past her prime yet. Nevertheless, debates over the possibility of Adam's involvement have continued, some arguing that this time he didn't authorize losing.
Samus' first appearance in Season 1 was a HIAC match against Android 18. Rumors of Adam's involvement with (W)VGCW were still alive and well, and they weren't doing anything good for her reputation. In spite of this, she maintained a modest lead throughout the match and claimed victory, once again surpassing expectations. What she didn't know was that she didn't actually fight Android 18, she fought an impostor.
The Bounty Hunter participated in the Gurl Gamer Championship #1 contenders tournament, her opponent being Team Rocket's own Jessie. Samus was not authorized to win the match, as she was at Jessie's mercy throughout its entirety, losing when a superplex attempt got reversed by the Team Rocket member.
Samus saw some action again in a Fatal Fourway on May 19th against Chun Li, Gruntilda Winkybunion, and Roll Caskett. Samus started off strong against Chun Li, but when she rolled Li up for the pin that ended up triggering an inner monologue which gave Li time to reverse and knock Samus out early in the match. Samus continued her inner monologue as she walked all the way back to the locker room.
Season 2: Return of Samus
After a rather upsetting Season, Samus kicked off Season 2 against the summoner, Rydia in a 2/3 Falls match. Sporting a new Zero Suit and a brand new moveset, Samus shut off Adam's authorization to Job and completed her mission for once without any assistance by making the Summoner tap with the Tourian Gate twice and kicking off Season 3 with a great start.
After her first singles win of the Season, Samus teamed with Lara Croft to enter the Tag Team title scene. Their first match was not an easy one as it was against Devil's Advocate. As the match kicked off, it was noted that this newly formed team was to not be messed with as She-Hulk went on to put a beating on both Samus and Lara for the majority of the match. Although Samus looked impressive and pulled as much weight as she could, she couldn't secure the win for the Chozo Raiders and she was soon to be out of the Tag Team title scene for the time being. Would this loss also translate into Samus losing in Singles competition?
The answer to that would be put to question as Samus faced newly formed Shadow Peach in a Last Woman Standing Match. As the match kicked off, Peach would show why she was able to carry Daisy in their Tag match as she put on a clinic against the Hunter. Although Samus gained offense, she couldn't do much for the first half. After an embarrassing Irish whip loop, Samus found herself speared on the barricade. One would think that a Spear would take someone out for the count......not for Samus as she had enough energy to make a comeback and land a Piledriver to secure the 10 Count. With this win, Samus makes it known that Season 3 is her time. Can Samus make it 3 in a row and make her name known enough to get a Gurl Gamer Championship match?
Unfortunately, no. Her next opponent was the on-fire Ayla, ending up another victim on the future Gurl Gamer Champion's list. This would lead to her losing to Elizabeth in a classic, and then being fed to Mama.
Season (Prime) 3: Corruption
Samus got out of her funk by beating Tina Armstrong in a Bryn Special during the Halloween episode, in which she was dressed up in her Justin Bailey costume. On December 5th, Samus learned from Lightning that Lara had been in a ship accident and presumed dead, but this seemed to make Samus happy rather than sad that her tag team partner was gone, what could have caused this reaction?
On December 27th, Samus fought The Saint in a cage match, but the GM hit her in the groin again and again, pissing Samus off. The Bounty Hunter threatened to take the GM to Space Court, but later Samus was found unconsious in the parking lot and had to be rushed to the hospital. After recovering, with the help of Franziska Von Karma, she came to an agreement with The Saint that if she could beat her in a Final Destination match that she would drop the charges, but if Samus won she would get the booking powers, just like a GM.
So at Breakdown 2/3, Samus and The Saint had their match. After a wild fracas, where von Karma and Lara Croft, Samus's former partner who'd gone missing (and who people believed Samus had a hand in her disappearance) both showing up, Von Karma pinned Lara, and thanks to the lawyer's savvy, counted as a win for Samus.
Season 4: Other GM
With the help of Von Karma, Samus was now in a position of power in WVGCW. No longer did she have to take authroization, but she was now the one that gives the authourization. As her first act as Other GM, she booked a match between her former partner Lara and Ex-GM Carmen Sandiego. In retaliation, The Saint refused to book her for the Anniversary Show, an act which seemed to hit a nerve in Samus. In an attempt to one-up her fellow GM, she contacted Bayonetta & Sindel of the New Witch Order to put on an entertaining match (which didn't happen, the match ended rather quickly & abruptly). Later that evening, Franziska was struck by a car, leaving her hospitalized, an act which Samus immediately pinpointed to The Saint and her gang, who denied all involvement in the incident.
Sick of not being booked by her colleague, she booked herself to fight Daisy, but not before meeting with a recently-discharged Von Karma, who gave her take on her supposed assassin. Shortly after the match began however, Daisy's Partner arrived to spectate the match from ringside. Shortly after she arrived however, Samus landed a Metroid Fusion on Daisy, knocking her out and picking up the win. Later that evening, The Saint once again tried to upstage her by announcing a Ms. Money in the Bank match.
Season 14: Metroidvania
A bajillion years later, Samus Aran was still hired, albeit as a "pin me, pay me" depressing jobber. Though 2K19 had been kinder to Samus than previous games, any momentum she obtained, even winning more than she lost, didn't inspire much confidence. However, it was then that Sypha Belnades, finally having to confront the fact that the main title was now far from her grasp, came to the GM's office with a plan in mind. GM Franziska was out, but it was Samus, the unofficial "enforcer" of the esquire, who the witch wanted to see. Knowing that Samus was still (somehow) close to the GM, Sypha tried to strike up a deal: She would help Samus rise to relevancy in tag matches in exchange for Samus trying to persuade Franziska to put Sypha back in the main title scene. The bounty hunter saw right through Sypha's facade of civility, but the idea ultimately interested her enough to accept the offer.
The new team, Metroidvania, would debut against Halloween Town (Kairi from Kingdom Hearts and Jack-O' Valentine from Guilty Gear). The match was a long war and won MOTN, but in the end Samus was unable to prevent Sypha from being pinned. The new team got another shot in a live show afterward, being booked into a 15-minute Iron Woman Tornado Tag match against the River City Girls, the Valkyries (Lightning and Lenneth Valkyrie), and The Saiyans (Caulifla and Kale). Though Metroidvania fought hard and got the first pin, plans eventually crumbled before the chaos, and Sypha was unable to break one crucial pin and guard against another, resulting in the RCG winning 2-1-1-1. Though this also won MOTN, such a vote means little in the actual scheme of WVGCW booking, leaving Samus and Sypha winless and even further from any title scenes...
...well, there was technically one "scene."
The prior week, Samus Aran became the "prestigious" four-time Linear champion, an unofficial belt that let its owner challenge for the Casual, Classic, or Co-op Championships if she could defend it twice. Samus had never accomplished this feat before, but the live show acted as a bye week of sorts, letting the bounty hunter keep the belt despite her loss in the Iron Woman. After her team went 0-2, Samus managed to defend the Linear against Kula Diamond before learning her next defense would have to be a tag match -- and her opponents would be the Squid Sisters, former Co-op Champions. Metroidvania fought well, as did the Squids, but misplaced trust from Marie and a surprisingly powerful Dracula's Curse from Sypha would abruptly end the battle. An unthinkable door had opened for Samus -- she was going to be in the first title match of her career. Would she aim for the Casual held by Shantae, turn the Classic bout between the devestating Agnes Oblige and the challenger Lucca Ashtear into a Triple Threat, or make a Tornado Match of the Co-op clash between Triple Triad and the contending Halloween Town?
Samus didn't wait long to decide, as her pick was made early enough that von Karma announced it in the video announcement for WVGCW: Survivor Series. Perhaps feeling hopeful in her recent arrangement, and possibly even vengeful over a prior loss, Samus chose to target the Co-op Titles. Come April 6, 2021, Metroidvania, still rough around the edges, revealed a shocking competence. No longer did anyone seem to be an arguable weak link, and even Samus' mistakes were at a surprising minimum. Aran even managed to accidentally protect Sypha during a pin, resulting in Kairi's early elimination. A ref bump almost spelled disaster, but Rinoa's hubris saw Samus quickly save Metroidvania from simultaneous Signature disaster, and a quick pin off Sypha's Finisher was the crucial sliver of a second needed to eliminate Lucina before Rinoa could save her teammate. With Jack-O' eliminated earlier, it was a 2 vs. 1 in the new team's favor, but Samus' long history suggested she might still lose -- in fact, Rinoa wasted little time in attemping her Signature, Angel's Wings, raising the risk of a sweep. However, two amazing things happened then:
Samus actually came to her teammate's aid, trying to punch Rinoa to stop the attack...
... and Sypha reversed the move herself, putting Heartily in the hot seat. One Dracula's Curse later, the nigh-impossible had happened: After over eight years, Samus Aran was a genuine champion. Back when Samus was tapping out to a transitional sleeper hold in her WWE '13 debut, this seemed out of reach. After she was humiliated against Cooking Mama, Samus was lucky there was any hope for her left. After Samus scuttled whatever hope there was by being atrocious as the Other GM, she was practically a space filler, the rocks that had to be at rock bottom -- but the tiniest ember of hope still kept her employed, and now it blazed brighter than Norfair.
Samus Aran is a champion. Here's the link in case you think I'm a crazy who found this place and made this up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsZf8YWikLM&
|2015-10-02||Jinx||Ring of Fire||Win||11-13-1||8-4-1|
|2015-04-03||The Summoners (Rydia & Sheena Fujibayashi)||2/3 Falls Tag (w/ Franziska Von Karma)||Loss||10-13-1||7-4-1|
|2015-03-03||The Saint, Chie Satonaka, She-Hulk, Videl, Peacock||6-Woman Hell in a Cell||Loss||10-12-1||7-4-1 (58%)||Pinned by Videl|
|2014-11-14||Mad Gear||Tag Team (w/ Franziska)||Win||10-11-1||7-4-1 (58%)|
|2014-10-30||Videl||Singles||Win||9-11-1||7-4-1 (58%)||Falls Count Anywhere|
|2014-09-04||Double Dash!!||Tag Team (w/ Franziska)||Loss||8-11-1||6-4-1 (55%)||Debut of Space Court|
|2014-08-21||Jill Valentine, Rinoa Heartilly||2/3 Falls Triple Threat||Loss||8-10-1||6-4-1 (55%)|
|2014-07-04||Morrigan, The Boss, Zelda, Rinoa, Jade||Six Woman Elimination||Loss||8-9-1||6-4-1 (55%)||Casualette #1 Contender's match, eliminated first by The Boss|
|2014-06-27||Tina Armstrong||Singles||Win||8-8-1||6-4-1 (55%)||Qualified for Casualette Contender match|
|2014-05-22||Princess Daisy||Singles||Win||7-8-1||5-4-1 (50%)||Shadow Peach appeared at ringside mid-match|
|2014-03-14||The Saint & Lara Croft||Tornado Tag (w/ Franziska Von Karma)||Win||6-8-1||4-4-1 (44%)||Franziska pinned Lara. Samus is now Co-GM.|
|2014-03-14||The Saint||Final Destination||No Contest||5-8-1||4-4-1 (44%)||Interrupted by Franziska, followed shortly by Lara|
|2013-12-27||The Saint||Steel Cage||Draw||5-8-1||4-4-1 (44%)||Ruled a draw when the Job Timer elapsed|
|2013-10-30||Tina Armstrong||2/3 Falls||Win||5-8-0||4-4-0 (50%)||Won 2-1|
|2013-10-04||Mama||Singles||Loss||4-8-0||3-4-0 (43%)||Newcomer Challenge|
|2013-09-03||Ayla||Extreme Rules||Loss||4-6-0||3-2-0 (60%)|
|2013-08-08||Shadow Peach||Last Woman Standing||Win||4-5-0||3-1-0 (75%)|
|2013-08-01||Devil's Advocate||Tag Team (w/ Lara)||Loss||3-5-0||2-1-0 (67%)|
|2013-07-17||Rydia||2/3 Falls||Win||3-4-0||2-1-0 (67%)||Won 2-1|
|2013-05-19||Chun-Li, Gruntilda Winkybunion, Roll Caskett||Fatal Four-Way Elimination||Loss||2-4-0||1-1-0 (50%)||Eliminated first by Chun-Li|
|2013-05-13||Jessie||Singles||Loss||2-3-0||1-1-0 (50%)||Gurl Gamer #1 Contender Tournament Round 1|
|2013-04-12||Artificial 18||Hell in a Cell||Win||2-2-0||1-0-0 (100%)|
|2013-02-01||Poison, Gruntilda Winkybunion||Triple Threat||Win||1-2-0||0-0-0|
|2013-01-01||Lightning, Sheik, Cammy, Android 18, Jessie||Battle Royal||Loss||0-2-0||0-0-0||Gurl Gamer #1 Contenders|
|2012-12-15||Princess Peach, Cammy, Tifa Lockhart, Morrigan Aensland, Chun-Li||6-Woman Hell in a Cell||Loss||0-1-0||0-0-0||Debut; Gurl Gamer #1 Contenders, pinned by Princess Peach|