| Phoenix Wright|
Phoenix Wright is the main protagonist of the Ace Attorney video game series and a wrestler in VGCW. Though he has been with VGCW as a wrestler since its premiere, Wright acted for some time as a backstage interviewer and a representative of the Board of Directors. He played a key role in investigating the hit-and-run on Little Mac, which led to the arrest of Baz McMahon. Phoenix lived in isolation for five months after traveling back in time with Mac and Solid Snake and discovering that he was accidentally responsible for the attack on Mac, and upon his return swore vengeance against both his former friends for stranding him in the past with the aid of a mysterious voice. However, when he attempted to bring The Voice into his world, he was beaten and thrown into Gabe Newell's basement while the Phoenixes he summoned attempted to bring about the Dark Age of the Law. However, the real Phoenix Wright managed to escape and stop their plans at End Game 6. Over this course, Phoenix began what would become, for a time the longest singles streak of wins in VGCW, until that was broken by his former Drac Pack boss Dracula in a #1 Contenders match during Metal Madness. From there, Phoenix would never reach those same heights, until he won the Prime Cup Rumble at Mega Evolution to become a Royal Rumble Winner, and from there, he would finally become the VGCW Champion by vanquishing his old foe Dracula in the main event of End Game X2, albeit not for long.
As previously mentioned, Phoenix holds the record for the longest streak of wins in Singles matches at 9 in a row. For a time, Phoenix also held the longest winning streak in VGCW with 8 consecutive wins.
In the Ace Attorney FranchiseEdit
A lawyer with a heart of gold, a sharp tongue, and an unbelievable lucky streak, Phoenix Wright battles to prove his clients' innocence in the courtrooms of the state of Japanifornia. He's been framed for murder three times, impersonated by a Japanese guido, disbarred from legal practice after being framed for falsifying evidence, tased with a stun gun, beaten over the head with a fire extinguisher and gotten amnesia, swallowed poison bottles, fallen off cliffs into raging rivers in the dead of winter, and hit by a car and thrown into a street lamp, and tends to gets absolutely no respect from prosecutors, policemen, judges, witnesses, or even his own clients, assistants, mentor, proteges, friends, or daughter. Despite all that, Phoenix has an undying trust in his clients' innocence--he always turns the case around and exposes the real killer in the end.
Season 1: Phoenix Wright: Ace WrestlerEdit
In the early days of VGCW, Phoenix proved himself to be a capable wrestler, perhaps not the most technically proficient but nevertheless full of heart and spirit, though he'd never shown much drive or interest for titles. He formed a tag team with Max Payne, (Law & Order), though their performance was never exceptional and Max didn't stay in the league very long. Phoenix became well-known throughout the league for his miraculous comebacks from the clutches of defeat, a clear carry-over from his legal career. It was this skill that led to a small feud with Charles Barkley.
Wright's true passions were sparked after Little Mac was struck by a car backstage during the December 19th broadcast at the end of Season One. He began investigating the crime, and first showed his progress at the beginning of Season Two, publicly accusing Mr. McMahon of being involved in the crime. The Commissioner mocked Wright before claiming to be too busy for this nonsense. Later that night Wright was found passed out backstage, the perpetrator unknown.
Phoenix, being accustomed to such opposition, chose to continue his investigation during the January 6th broadcast. He soon gained an unlikely ally in Nappa, who had overheard a suspicious conversation between McMahon and a mysterious masked stranger. The bald beautiful Saiyan then repeatedly requested that he become Wright's "sidekick," which Wright refused. Phoenix soon changed his mind; after a public denouncement of Mr. McMahon was cut off by the ambush of Mr. L, Nappa came to the Ace Attorney's aid to defeat the villain, and the two became partners.
During the next show, Phoenix finally put Baz on the ropes. Mr. McMahon slipped up on the witness stand and referred to "Luigi" as being involved in the incident when asked about Mr. L. Phoenix demanded an explanation -- and was told he would receive one in a Hell in a Cell match. A painful and life threatening battle ensued between Phoenix and Mr. L, in which Mr. L was the first to drop from the steel cage, crushing Table-San. The match was a stalemate, with both men drawing blood from and double drop kicking each other. The turning point came when Phoenix climbed back on top of the steel cage and was dropped by Mr. L. Phoenix's serious injuries forced him to tap out to Mr. L in an uncharacteristic show of submission.
Three days later, on January 16th, Phoenix sat down for a a beer with Nappa and Vegeta. To literally add insult to injury, Nappa made fun of Phoenix for tapping out in the previous match and boasted he totally would be able to beat Mr. L no problem. Soon after, Wright confronted Bazza once again in the boss's office. After some questioning, Bazza slipped and mentioned Luigi was a witness. Wright thought he had Bazza cornered, but unfortunately, missed the mark and was insulted by Bazza yet again. Wright refused to give up and said that he would eventually find the truth. To which Bazza responded, "No chance in hell". Later that night, Nappa and Mr. L fought and Nappa indeed managed to win the match. Blinded in his victory, Nappa let Mr. L slip away. It seemed that the mysterious masked man's identity would remain unknown for at least one more day.
Phoenix brushed off Nappa's bragging to reveal his own trump card: he had hired an expert to infiltrate Baz's office and find the evidence they needed. Snake returned with a book on hypnosis and brainwashing, and a disk of the kind used for security footage hidden in the drawer. Phoenix came out to present the evidence and was attacked by Baz's newly revealed lackeys, Gary Oak and Ezio Auditore. Nappa once again came in to assist Phoenix, but it was the attorney himself who won the match after knocking out Oak with a powerful series of blows.
During the January 22nd edition, Phoenix along with Solid Snake and Nappa talked about exposing Baz with the tape they found, exposing the fact Luigi saw Little Mac got ran over and Baz removed Luigi from the scene to keep him quiet. Later that night Phoenix called Baz out to the ring for him to get arrested. On this night THQuality occurred and Phoenix earned the moniker 'Security Guard B' as Baz was taken off to jail. Ghost Trick and Snake would then face off against The McMahon Elite Four, winning with a pinfall on Raphael by Nappa after every other wrestler had been eliminated.
Phoenix would then investigate the reason behind Mr. L's violent rampage, discovering that the masked man was actually a brainwashed Luigi. With the help of Mario, Phoenix and Nappa were able to free Luigi from the effects of the mind control. Satisfied with his progress thus far, the turnabout defense attorney decided to take a recess from the investigation and parted ways with Nappa.
Season 3: Trials and TribulationsEdit
The transition between season 2 and 3 was a quiet one for Phoenix. His decision to dissolve Ghost Trick meant that he couldn't fight with Nappa in February 10th Tag-Team Tournament. Nevertheless, viewers appreciated Wright's work in Season 2 and gave him the opportunity to play a big role in Season 3. After the Tag-Team tournament, it was announced that VGCW was seeking a new General Manager from the roster. The fans got to vote for who they wanted for the position, and Phoenix Wright finished as one of the top options in the poll. He and fifteen others were entered into the Great Tournament. The bracket was randomized, and Security Guard B appeared to get a lucky draw with Dr. Wily as his first round opponent and the promise of facing either Vegeta or the only guy to ever lose to Vegeta in a singles match in the second round.
Unlike Wily, Phoenix apparently refused to cut a promo to hype his upcoming match on February 22nd, instead gathering more evidence for the trial against the robotics specialist. In their confrontation, Wright presented many critical pieces of evidence in the form of DDTs to Wily, causing him to bleed. However, his pins kept getting overruled and just when Phoenix appeared to have the match locked down, Wily produced a turnabout of his own and finished off the attorney within seconds. Wily was found not guilty of the charge of possessing deadly robots and advanced to Round 2 of the tournament. Phoenix was left defeated in the ring, his hands clutching his head.
The miracle never happen.
He continued to wrestle in the Losers Bracket of the tournament, facing off against Tingle. The creepy man knocked Phoenix out of the ring long enough to get him counted out, forcing him to move on to face M. Bison in the next round to determine the biggest jobber in VGCW. With a string of losses behind him, Phoenix had everything to prove in his match against the Red Commander on March 19th. With Satan defeated by the tyrant, it was up to Phoenix to provide the evidence that would convict M. Bison, but where was it? At last, he found the evidence hidden in the most unlikely of places: Table-san's top. With three counts of decisive evidence, Phoenix finally had a courtroom win under his badge.
Season 4: Wright Anything WrestlingEdit
While Phoenix Wright continued to compete in VGCW, he seemed to briefly take on more of an executive role following his exit from The Great Tournament. He was seen as an interviewer, took on his usual role of investigator involving an emerald that belonged to Sonic, and served as a messenger on behalf of the VGCW Board of Directors to announce their decisions regarding the Glitch Bomb controversy.
In the closing lore of the April 23rd broadcast, Phoenix walked into his locker room only to catch his former ally Snake taking something from his locker. When confronted, Snake claimed that he had left something of his in Phoenix's locker and was there to collect it. Initially doubtful of Snake's claim, Phoenix accepted the explanation when Snake assured him of his honesty. Wright allowed Snake to leave without pressing him further, allowing the spy to make away with the Chaos Emerald without Phoenix noticing.
Phoenix returned to in-ring competition in a singles match against Ryo Hazuki. While JUSTICE did show his wrestling ability hadn't entirely faded, Ryo beat the lawyer to a bloody pulp. Even with the blood flowing from his head, Phoenix showed he had heart, but that wasn't enough as Ryo was able to put away the lawyer.
Dark Phoenix RisesEdit
As the struggle against Dracula continued, team Vamphound realized they'd need more muscle to stand a chance against The Drac Pack. Snake led the others to the lockers, where he revealed their new secret weapon - Little Mac, back from the hospital. As the chief investigator in the Turnabout Turnbuckle case, Phoenix immediately took a keen interest in Mac, and met with him in the ring to inquire about who had tried to kill him. However, Phoenix's cross-examination was interrupted - not by the Drac Pack, nor by Mr. McMahon's old crew, but by his former ally, Solid Snake. Snake informed him that he couldn't reveal the culprit, at least not yet. Phoenix was indignant, wanting to bring to a conclusion the mystery he had worked so hard to unravel, and Snake reluctantly turned on his friend in order to keep him quiet.
Later, as Snake spoke to Little Mac concerning the nature of his attack, he brought out the Chaos Emerald he had stolen, and revealed that to find out the whole truth, they would need to go back in time. Unbeknownst to them, Phoenix had managed to sneak into a nearby locker, so close that he could not only hear their whole conversation, but was accidentally warped back in time with them! As the disoriented attorney learned of his destination through a chance encounter with an old acquaintence, he quickly realized where he needed to be in order to learn who had hit Mac. As he ran to the garage, a mysterious voice stopped him in his tracks, and, saying that he would soon learn of his pain and suffering, warned him to leave the past before the universe was destroyed. Phoenix began to panic. The voice told him to take his car and leave, and he did so... running over Little Mac in his panic. Five months later, when past Snake had caught up with present Mac and explained the situation to him, Mac pointed to a figure that had appeared behind Snake... a very disgruntled Phoenix Wright, one that had been stranded in the past for five whole months, and Phoenix vowed to make him suffer.
At End Game 4, Phoenix joined with Dracula to seek revenge on Snake and Mac, becoming the new fourth member of the Drac Pack. Dracula saw the newly-reactivated Little Mac as a threat, so Phoenix was tasked with eliminating him when Mac went to retrieve something from his car. Unfortunately, Mac wouldn't fall for the same trick twice, and was able to safely roll out of the way of the speeding car.
The Night culminated with a grand showdown between the Drac Pack and VAMPHOUND, as Phoenix and his colleagues faced off against the three vampire hunters in a six-man tag team match. The world saw not the same Phoenix Wright they had known since the beginning of VGCW, but a new, twisted Phoenix, one that had lived in isolation under constant fear of inadvertently destroying the universe for five whole months. But not even this new lawyer could stand in the way of justice, as he was eliminated by his old ally Solid Snake, with the rest of his team falling shortly thereafter.
Season 5: Midcard DestiniesEdit
Phoenix remained as a heel even after the fall of Dracula, leading the crowd to coin the term "The Dark Age of the Law". While one expected him to turn into a jobber like he was before, Phoenix managed to display solid wrestling skills for every match he was placed in.
He failed to win both of his Casual Championship #1 contenders match, but not before someone else is pinned first. He lost against Sagat and Scorpion in singles, but showed impressive wrestling skills against Flint and The Pyro, not only inadvertently planting the seeds for what was to come eventually, but Phoenix would find himself back in the spotlight, as the closing case of this chapter of his VGCW Career in a way nobody saw coming...
Season DL-6: The Dark Age of the LawEdit
The Dark Age of the Law, where the end justifies the means.
After staying seemingly dormant throughout Season 5, the voice that had been haunting Phoenix Wright began to harass him once again. Tired of telling the voice to leave him be, Phoenix gave up and began taking it's orders, the first of which was to bring it into his world using the Chaos Emerald that Solid Snake used to travel back in time back in Season 4. He later attacked Snake, though he discovered that the Emerald was no longer in his possession, and was called into the GM's office to explain his actions. When he acted like he didn't regret his actions, he revealed that he had booked him and Snake into a match. However, instead of Snake appearing, his old ally Gray Fox did instead to try and get revenge for his friend. However, Phoenix's wrestling experience would win him the match.
When he revealed to the Voice the following week that the Emerald was no longer in Snake's possession, he told him to try looking for it's previous owner. In the meantime however, he gave Phoenix his next objective; get rid of Gray Fox by any means necessary. Although reluctant at first, he eventually agreed to carry out the attack, and when he confronted him, he slammed his head through a car window, fatally injuring him.
Reporting his success the following week to the Voice, Phoenix then made his next move. Armed that the Emerald was in it's original owner's possession, he attacked Sonic during a speech he was making. However, he was confronted by The Disciplinary Committee, forcing him to retreat, though he was able to snatch Sonic's locker key, and subsequently steal the Chaos Emerald later.
With the Chaos Emerald in hand, Phoenix finally had the means of bringing the voice into his world. The voice then tasked Phoenix with taking out Snake, but Phoenix refused, arguing that he is a good person, and that the five months he spent in the past wasn't really that long, but the Voice angrily reminded him of what Snake had done to them. Questioning what he meant, the Voice ignored his line of questioning and told him to complete his mission. Meanwhile, Snake was about to head home, when he suddenly recieved a Codec Call from someone known only as "DLN. 073", who alerted him to Phoenix's ambush, foiling his plan.
Crisis on Infinite TurnaboutsEdit
Despite not taking Snake out, Phoenix still pressed ahead with the summoning on December 17th, but before that, he took to the ring to face the down on his luck Adam Jensen. When it seemed that Jensen would come away with the victory however, Phoenix entered into Turnabout Mode to complete a comeback for the win. Later that evening, using Chaos Control, Phoenix opened a gateway between worlds. And who would step out of the gateway? None other than multiple different versions of Phoenix Wright. It appeared that the Dark Age of the Law had only just begun, as the Phoenixes would reveal themselves at the end of the January 28th show, loopholing themselves out of being arrested/thrown out by the Disciplinary Commitee by claiming they were all the same man and that hence Wright's normal employment at VGCW applied to all of them, before setting their sights on their first target; their erstwhile enemy Solid Snake, challenging him to a 3 on 3 match between themselves and whoever Snake could wrangle as partners. Snake would accept the challenge, the match set for End Game 6.
The match would end up having more turnabouts than the final case in any Ace Attorney game, as Snake would reveal he could only find one partner: the rebuilt Grey Fox, now the Cyborg Ninja! In surprise, the head Phoenix would make a slip of the tongue, claiming that that wasn't what Grey Fox looked like in HIS universe...
From the back would emerge a battered, bloody, dirty Phoenix Wright, revealing that the supposed him with the other two Phoenixes was in fact a third alternate, and a bloodthirsty lunatic who wanted to murder Solid Snake as opposed to the basic beating-based revenge that he wanted (though in the process he confessed that he'd been the one to actually BRING the other Wrights into the VGCW universe). 'Super Evil Alternate Universe Phoenix Wright' (or as he was later dubbed, Phoenix Wrong) would reveal that he had travelled to many dimensions and seen many alternate outcomes of events, but the 'story' of Solid Snake screwing over Phoenix Wright with time travel was the lone event that ALWAYS occured, and that he would continue to travel across universes killing Snakes until he found a story that was different, even if it meant HIS story lasted FOREVER. Phoenix informed the Alternate-Wrights that all stories have to end, and so the match began, with Phoenix joining Snake and Grey Fox in their battle against the Alternate-Wrights. After a long, chaotic war of a match, Phoenix would win the day, pinning his Evil Doppelganger in the center of the ring after a Superplex.
Phoenix Wrong would promptly warp his two fellow Phoenixes away with the Chaos Emerald still in his possession. He then challenged Wright to a one on one match, revealing his last surprise: he lifted. And so, in the final match of End Game 6, Phoenix would be faced with the very muscular and psychotic consequences of his actions, as they battled to be the Last Wright Standing (Here).
In the end, it was the Phoenix Wright of our universe that stood tall. Phoenix Wrong then threatened him with the same fate his Alternate-Wrights had suffered. Fortunately, Sonic picked that time to run towards the ring in super quick fashion to take back his Chaos Emerald, and Phoenix Wrong would be dragged off by The Disciplinary Commitee, bringing an end to The Dark Age of the Law. Phoenix Wright, now the sole remaining Wright, would end Season 6 talking about how he was glad it ended before anyone got hurt...other than the fact he had warped time and space, stolen Sonic's Chaos Emerald, beaten or attempted to beat up Snake in several ambushes, and injured Grey Fox so badly that he was now stuck as a cyborg for the rest of his life, and that the line of people who wanted to punch him in the face was quite long. It seems like while Phoenix's story had ended, his caseload wouldn't be lessened in the slightest.
Season 7: Justice For AllEdit
With Phoenix Wrong having been warped home by Sonic, and the Chaos Emerald disposed of between seasons, Wright began his community service on the first Season 7 show by facing the hedgehog whose property he had stolen. However, it quickly became clear that while Phoenix was willing to atone by facing those he had done wrong by, it did not mean he was just going to roll over and let his opponent win or beat him up. Wright not only had a very competitive match with the MITB winner, but won, pinning Sonic after a second Verdict. In fact, perhaps lost among the Dark Age of the Law and the Turnabout Crisis was that Phoenix had been on quite the winning streak, having emerged victorious in seven matches in a row...
And Phoenix would be rewarded for it, as he would be granted one of the five spots in the upcoming VGCW Title Elimination Chamber match...but standing in his way of a decent 'pod release' would be his greatest challenge to date: the almighty King of Awesome, Bowser. Few gave the lawyer much of a chance, as Bowser's strength and incredible ability to steamroll had brought him victories over the strongest in VGCW. But like many times before, Wright would not let a reputation sway him, as he would enter the match and throw everything he had at Bowser. The battle went back and forth, but when Bowser landed a Rainbow Roads, history seemed likely to repeat...
Until Phoenix powered his way up off the mat. Then he countered the Thwomp Bottom. Then he slammed Bowser with an Objection, and followed it with a mighty Verdict... Bowser barely kicked out. Fans of the Phoenix resigned themselves to Phoenix having done his best, but Phoenix refused to lie down and die, firing off more head drops and counters. Bowser sought to put the lawyer away, but for once, he could not work up a head of steam. And then, out of nowhere, Bowser's head found itself used for something else. A Lie Detector. Before an astonished crowd, Phoenix scored the pinfall. THE MIRACLE HAPPEN.
Faced with five other powerful foes though, Phoenix would need another miracle to walk out of the Elimination Chamber the victor. Phoenix would immediately target his old opponent, Bowser, and would manage to endure Bowser's finishers once more, once again pinning the King of Awesome. Sadly for Phoenix, it would exhaust him, and Phoenix would immediately fall prey to the ultimate winner of the Chamber, Proto Man. His overall win streak finally broken, Phoenix would be a good sport over his loss, congratulating Proto Man backstage after the match, Perhaps he was content with the feather in his cap of having two seperate pinfall victories over the King of Awesome.
After taking a few weeks off to rest, Phoenix would return on the April 1st show to seek his consolation prize: a win in his next match would allow him to surpass the singles win record formerly held by Donkey Kong. At first, it seemed like his opponent would be a King, but instead it was a Klown. Phoenix would strongly object to Kefka's April Fool's Day prank, but a Lie Detector and Verdict would not be enough to keep the clown down. Kefka attempted to doubly troll the audience and break Phoenix's streak, but his own Kef-5 would not be enough. Phoenix would then once again Object, as hard as he could, and with a mighty legdrop in the vein of the titans of old, pin Kefka and claim the record.
The accomplishment would come at a severe downside. Phoenix would enter the ring again on the April 8th show, but he had no idea what was waiting for him. Two days before, a Streak over two decades old had fallen: the Undertaker was finally beaten at Wrestlemania. Phoenix's opponent would be the breaker of that Streak, the Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar, eager to snap another streak and prove that he could conquer everything set before him. Phoenix was faced with a challenge the equal, or perhaps even greater than Bowser, but Phoenix would once again rise to the occasion and open fire on Brock Lesnar with everything he had. The conquerer took it all and asked for more, kicking out of a Lie Detector, a Verdict, and after Phoenix reversed an F-5, a second Verdict. For a moment, as Phoenix was hammered by repeated slams and body blows, it all seemed over. If Brock Lesnar could beat the Undertaker, who could stand before him? He was the Conquerer. No one could defeat him, not even the Demon of Death Valley.
But Brock was lying to himself. Phoenix would promptly expose it with another Lie Detector, allowing the Undertaker to rest in peace and extending his own streak of Singles matches to 9-0. Eat. Sleep. Break The Beast.
Phoenix's accomplishments granted him another oppourtunity for gold, as he was entered into an Elimination Triple Threat match on the April 29th show against two very meta-fitting opponents: Solid Snake, his old friend/foe, and Scorpion, the man who Phoenix had lost his last singles match to before beginning his streak. The match was chaotic and filled with shifting alliances, and once Snake, perhaps already weakened by a backstage attack by the Ring Rangers, fell to the first pinfall, Phoenix immediately moved to fly like his namesake and take Scorpion down. It was a tactic that proved Phoenix's undoing, as Scorpion met him in mid-air with a Hell Kick, knocking him senseless and leaving him to be pinned, ending Phoenix's Season 7 on a rather ignominious note. He showed no bitterness towards him though, as he showed up to congratulate him on his Championship win at End Game 7. Phoenix's singles win streak remained intact though...
Season 8: Habeas Corpses, Lex TalionisEdit
But alas, even that would change. Phoenix entered the ring on June 3rd, his first appearance in Season 8, to fight his one-time ally, Dracula. Beyond the streak, it was a #1 Contenders Match for the VGCW Championship. Twice, the chance for the highest gold had been offered to Phoenix, only for it to slip through his fingers. Even more so, if Phoenix won, he would be facing the last man who had beaten him in a singles match before the Streak had begun, Scorpion. Streak vs Title. What a match it would be...
But fate had other plans. More than once, Phoenix had pulled out wins by keeping his opponent from gaining momentum and reversing their finishing moves. But the dice rolled once more, and finally came up snake eyes for the Phoenix. Dracula was the one to dish out more punishment, keep Phoenix from gaining momentum, and pull the reversals at the right time, and as many VGCW viewers agonized, the undead nightmare scored the pin and end Phoenix's streak just like he had ended Segata's Casual Championship reign. The miracle had indeed happened for a while, but no miracle lasts forever. With his Streak accomplishment enshrined instead of ongoing, a new chapter began in Phoenix's career.
Phoenix's next opponent, two weeks later, was the surprisingly dangerous at times Waluigi. Having lost his Casual Championship belt to Phoenix's old foe Grey Fox, Waluigi was as eager as Phoenix to get back into the competition mix, and besting Phoenix would be a great start. With no Streak to defend, it remained to be seen if Phoenix would still have the same fighting spirit. The answer was yes, as Waluigi proved unable to keep up and be pinned after a second Lie Detector elbow. The Streak may have ended, but Phoenix Wright had objected to starting a new one of losses.
However, with the Streak now done, old reminders of past deeds would come back to settle on Phoenix's career. Phoenix entered the Royal Rumble on July 1st, only to meet his once-greatest challenge, Bowser: the King of Awesome battled the lawyer and avenge his two pinfall losses by throwing him out of the Rumble. Next, on July 8th, Phoenix met Grey Fox in a long-delayed singles match: while the bad blood between them had cooled, Grey Fox took advantage of several crucial errors to avenge his past torments and pin Phoenix, stopping a new Streak before it could begin. Despite these setbacks, Phoenix still had many fans, and when a poll to decide the next VGCW No 1 contender was opened, Phoenix was voted in as one of the contenders.
However, there were seven voted-for contenders, and an Elimination Chamber only holds six. To decide the odd man out, Phoenix suffered a severe case of deja vu, as he would be matched up with old teammate Kefka, old leader turned enemy Dracula, and a normal human man wearing the same suit on July 15th in a Tables match: whoever went through the table was out of the Chamber. Phoenix spent most of the match battling the man who had stolen his streak, Dracula, but at a crucial moment, the perfectly ordinary man wandered into Phoenix's line of sight. Perhaps in a moment of panic thinking that Phoenix Wrong had returned, Phoenix grabbed his near-twin and send him crashing through an upright table, winning him the match and ensuring his spot in the Chamber. There is nothing more tragic than a man destroying himself.
With the Chamber still broken, Phoenix again found himself in a Beat the Clock challenge on July 22nd and against Dracula once more. This time, vengeance would be Phoenix's, as he came out of the gate blazing and utterly annihilate Dracula with an overwhelming offense. Dracula was clearly unprepared for Phoenix's fiery rage, and despite taking his shots where he could, Phoenix promptly used the same tactics Dracula had used against him, reversing his moves and preventing him from making a comeback. While the clock ran long, preventing Phoenix from gaining the most advantageous position possible in the Chamber, it mattered little to Phoenix, who declared Dracula guilty of ending a miracle with a mighty OBJECTION, and pined the lord of Castlevania in dominating fashion, teaching Dracula a new expression in the law trade. Lex talionis: the law of retaliation. An eye for an eye. A tooth for a tooth.
Phoenix entered the chamber in fourth place, and battled his opponents in an intense match that swiftly saw Ezio eliminated. Unfortunately for Phoenix, he lowered his guard at a crucial time, and after Illidan smashed Kefka with a Shadowmoon Valley Driver, Phoenix interrupted the pin, picking Kefka up. Whatever plan Phoenix had quickly blew up in his face, as the clown was not as down as he seemed, and he swiftly darted around Phoenix and rolled him up, pinning him for the three count. The chance for a title shot had again slipped from Phoenix's grasp, the lawyer finding history repeating itself, as with Proto Man, as Kefka went on to win the Chamber. With the Streak laid to peaceful rest, a new day awaited Wright.
Wright's next match also brought him a new face: Captain Falcon, who the lawyer had never wrestled before. Phoenix made sure to show the race car driver his moves, especially his Lie Detector Elbow. Before Falcon could retaliate with a Punch, Phoenix planted him with a Verdict, earning him his latest win. A few weeks later, Phoenix again found himself fighting a ninja, who aimed to show the lawyer the superiority of ninjas over samurai. Phoenix was very ganbare himself, though, and after a hard fought back and forth match, Phoenix ultimately claimed another win with the Lie Detector. Phoenix quietly finished out Season 8 by entering the special 20-Man Royal Rumble held at End Game 8, but he drew too low and end up eliminated before the match was halfway done. A quiet loss to close out a turbulent season for the lawyer. His next match, however, would prove to be anything but quiet.
Season 9: A Taste of Despair Edit
Nick would kick off Season 9 fighting a familiar foe - none other then current VGCW Champion Scorpion. Phoenix vs Scorpion was lined up to be the main event of the first normal show of the season after the Tag Tournament held a week Prior. Many fans felt that Phoenix had received too many opportunities to face Scorpion the previous season and that Phoenix needed to cool off - but Phoenix was determined to show he deserved at least one more shot. The two made their way to the ring and fans expected a close battle...
Then the match began, Phoenix quickly and fiercely took command and fans witnessed something that they had never seen since Scorpion became champion - Scorpion was struggling. Seemingly unable to mount ANY kind of offense against the defense attorney, the lost soul looked incredibly vulnerable. Phoenix systematically tore Scorpion apart, making full use of the no DQ manner of the match and after only about 6 minutes Phoenix dropped the champion with the Verdict - and secured the victory. The crowd was stunned; Scorpion, the man who had fiercely defended his title for a whole season, crushing all challengers in his way, had been destroyed in just over 6 minutes.
Phoenix managed to answer a lot of critics that evening. The VGCW Universe was inclined to agree that, despite having a lot of opportunities last season, beating the VGCW Champion in such an emphatic fashion warranted another shot. However, in light of The Nightmare incident, the VGCW was in need of a new GM. The following week it was announced that Phoenix had been voted into the Second Great Tournament as one of the highest voted entrants - Except that to survive to the Quarter Finals, he would have to overcome his old adversary, Dracula. Despite attempts to unnerve the lawyer, Nick shut down all his threats by stating that he wasn't even a threat in comparison to the VGCW Champion - the same VGCW Champion that he had squashed only weeks beforehand. Striking a nerve, Dracula vowed to crush him, and the rubber match between the pair was set...
And once again, Phoenix would dominate. perhaps still driven by lingering resentments over the loss of his streak. Dracula would accredit himself in his own way, clearly having scouted Phoenix's moves, as he would counter the Lie Detector into a spinebuster not once, but twice. Unfortunately for Dracula, the third time would be the charm, as Phoenix would stake the vampire on his third attempt and claim the victory pin. The rising phoenix had vanquished the horrible night (he lost his streak).
Karma, it seemed, had to be balanced for this though, as Phoenix would be entered in a No 1 Contender's Triple Threat match with Vegeta and Duke Nukem, only to fall victim to Vegeta's mighty fists and be the first one eliminated, once again denying him a chance at VGCW gold. Two weeks later, Phoenix would again lose to the winner of that match, Duke Nukem, expelling him from the Great Tournament once again. Things would continue to go poorly for Phoenix, as he would close out Season 9 with another loss, this one to M. Bison in an Extreme Rules match. It seemed that despite his amazing first season half, once again, the miracle never happened.
Season 10: Reunion, and Turnabout Edit
Season 10 would not start well for Phoenix this time, as he would lose in the opening show of the season to newcomer Donte, the lawyer being the first victim of the rising rookie. It was not Winston Payne who would emerge on that show, however, but an old friend: newly crowned GM Gary Oak had hired some people to help him with his new job, and one was Phoenix's old friend and rival Miles Edgeworth, fresh from EDBW.
Edgeworth's arrival would swiftly ignite old habits, as Phoenix would be caught up in defending Travis Touchdown when the latter was accused of a series of crimes by Gary's new aid. Busy with lawyering, Phoenix would only find time for two matches in Season 10: a losing effort in Challenge Tower's Royal Rumble, and finally a return to form with a victory over Donkey Kong, as the lawyer finally broke his losing streak and dealt with some of the doubts of people that he was washed up. Ultimately, Edgeworth would prove at End Game X that he was working a long game to expose the true criminal: Donte, but this being VGCW instead of Japanifornia, it resulted in the old tag team trading blows instead of being convicted. Meeting Edgeworth backstage, Phoenix would compliment the man on his lawyering skills, and talked about how when it came to investigations in VGCW, they were 1-1. Another rubber match seemed necessary, of a more traditional sort, but with End Game X already loaded with matches, Phoenix said it would have to come at a later date. Thankfully, there WOULD be a later date, as Phoenix and Edgeworth would join the masses of wrestlers who united in prayer to finally defeat The Nightmare.
Season 11: Filing MotionsEdit
With the VGCW crew having moved to the beach, Phoenix would main event the first show of Season 11 in a cage against a cage, Johnny Cage to be precise. Despite lawyering up, Johnny Cage was not afraid to die, or kick Phoenix in the face, and the lawyer would suffer yet another loss, though he would later bounce back with a victory against Captain Falcon. From here, Phoenix would be promised the chance of an opportunity at the VGCW Championship by management... on the one condition to take out Red in a triple threat with a somewhat disgruntled Ganondorf, who eventually got the pin while Phoenix literally objected to the match in question. Realising the error of his ways, Phoenix chose to help the Trainer in suing Gary Oak, but instead of settling it in court as usual, he and Edgeworth, representing the GM, were put into a match at End Game X1, and despite falling behind early on, Nick rose above the ashes to defeat his eternal rival.
Season 12: Rise From The Ashes Edit
Unfortunately he wasn't able to use that momentum he gained from defeating Edgeworth for long, as he found himself being knocked out first in a matchup containing Duke Nukem, Ezio Auditore, and Johnny Cage in the Mushroom Kingdom. It wouldn't get much better from there, as he would follow that up with two consecutive defeats to Guile in Midgar, and to the Heavy Weapons Guy in his home state of Japanifornia.
But then, something astounding happened. Phoenix would enter the 30-Man Prime Cup Rumble at a late number and manage to make it all the way to the final two, against the man who beat him in Japanifornia, The Heavy. But instead of falling short like he had done in the past, Nick eliminated Heavy to win the Royal Rumble and book his ticket to the Main Event of End Game X2 to face the VGCW Champion, the being who accepted him into the Drac Pack to get revenge on Solid Snake & Little Mac, the one who broke his mythic 9-0 streak, Dracula. However, despite coming out on top, nobody in the locker room believed that Phoenix could slay the Vampire; in fact, nobody believed he could do it, not even his daughter Trucy. Despite this, Phoenix went out and boldly declared that he wouldn't give in until the verdict has been handed out, and that he would give everything he has to defeat Dracula and become VGCW Champion. In the Main Event of the Go-Home show to End Game X2, Phoenix teamed up with the #1 Contender to the Casual Championship, Guybrush Threepwood, to get a taste of their future opponents in a Tag Team match (with Ganondorf & Dr. Robotnik assisting each side respectively), and the two sides went back and forth, but Phoenix was able to roll up Dr. Wily for the victory. With momentum on his side, the Champion and Challenger met one last time before their final encounter, Dracula reassuring Phoenix's eventual defeat at his hands, and Nick once again told his eternal enemy that he would never give up until the very end. With nothing now stopping them, they finally battled in the Main Event, and, to everyone's surprise, Nick's words were anything but hot air, as he struck first with the Magatama and following it up shortly afterward with The Verdict, before Dracula countered with the DVD and causing him to bleed, even finding time to showboat before striking him with a Dark Burial. Nick then began his Turnabout and dropped the leg on the vampire, but it still wasn't enough, and when Dracula struck with an Impaler & a dreaded Vampire's Kiss, sucking dry the wound he had opened up on his forehead, Phoenix was still able to kick out of it. From here on in, Dracula began getting desperate, even resorting to a heel pin, but, in all the buildup to End Game X2, Dracula had made one crucial error: with his back against the wall, Phoenix Wright can overcome any and all obstacles in his way. With a second Verdict, Phoenix Wright had done what seemed like the unthinkable; he had, after twelve long seasons and nearly four years, become the VGCW Champion. Elated, he celebrated in the ring, only for the lights to suddenly go out and impend Ganondorf's Cash-in. However, Phoenix was able to determine this was coming, and quickly ran out of the ring and into the back to prevent the cash-in from going ahead to the Gerudo King's rage. Nothing could take away his crowning moment. The Golden Age of the Law had begun.
Phoenix Wright's current finishers, "The Verdict" and the "Lie Detector" (More commonly referred to as the Magatama) are actually the real names of finishers used by WWE wrestlers.
Using those finishers, Phoenix claimed nine consecutive singles wins, the current VGCW record.
Non-Royal Rumble RecordEdit
|2016-08-02||Dracula||Singles||Win||31-32-0||23-18-0 (56%)||Won VGCW Championship|
|2016-07-12||Dr. Wily & Dracula (w/ Dr. Robotnik)||Tag Team (w/ Guybrush Threepwood)||Win||30-32-0||22-18-0 (55%)||Managed by Ganondorf; Pinned Wily|
|2016-03-22||The Heavy||Singles||Loss||29-32-0||22-18-0 (55%)|
|2016-01-26||Duke Nukem, Ezio Auditore, Johnny Cage||Fatal Four Way KO Elimination||Loss||29-30-0||22-16-0 (58%)||Eliminated first by Johnny Cage|
|2015-12-01||Miles Edgeworth||Singles||Win||29-29-0||22-16-0 (58%)|
|2015-09-29||Red, Ganondorf||Triple Threat One-Fall||Loss||28-28-0||21-15-0 (58%)||Ganondorf pinned Red while Phoenix objected to the match itself|
|2015-08-18||Captain Falcon||Singles||Win||28-27-0||21-15-0 (58%)|
|2015-07-14||Johnny Cage||No DQ Cage||Loss||27-27-0||20-15-0 (57%)|
|2015-05-12||Donkey Kong||Singles||Win||27-26-0||20-14-0 (59%)|
|2015-01-27||M. Bison||Extreme Rules||Loss||26-25-0||19-13-0 (59%)|
|2014-12-23||Duke Nukem||Singles||Loss||26-24-0||19-12-0 (61%)||Great Tournament 2 Second Round|
|2014-12-02||Duke Nukem, Vegeta||Triple Threat Elimination Match||Loss||26-23-0||19-11-0 (63%)||VGCW Championship #1 Contenders|
|2014-11-18||Dracula||Singles||Win||26-22-0||19-11-0 (63%)||Great Tournament 2 First Round|
|2014-11-04||Scorpion||Extreme Rules||Win||25-22-0||18-11-0 (62%)||No DQ, Non-Title Match, Match Time: 6:12 (RIP Scorpion)|
|2014-08-19||Captain Falcon||Singles||Win||23-22-0||16-11-0 (59%)|
|2014-07-29||Ezio Auditore, Kefka Palazzo, Dracula, Illidan, Ganondorf||Elimination Chamber||Loss||22-22-0||15-11-0 (58%)||Eliminated second by Kefka|
|2014-07-22||Dracula||Beat The Clock, Singles||Win||22-21-0||15-11-0 (58%)||Won in 10:20|
|2014-07-15||Kefka Palazzo, Octodad, Dracula||Fatal Four Way Tables||Win||21-21-0||14-11-0 (56%)||Put Octodad through a Table|
|2014-07-08||Gray Fox||Extreme Rules||Loss||20-21-0||14-11-0 (56%)|
|2014-06-03||Dracula||Singles||Loss||19-20-0||13-10-0 (57%)||VGCW Championship #1 Contender Match.
Singles Win Streak ends at 9.
|Solid Snake, Scorpion||Triple Threat Elimination||Loss||19-19-0||13-9-0 (59%)||VGCW Championship #1 Contender match, eliminated second|
|2014-04-08||Brock Lesnar||Singles||Win||19-18-0||13-9-0 (59%)||
VGCW 7 - WWE 7
|2014-04-01||Kefka Palazzo||Singles||Win||18-18-0||12-9-0 (57%)||Eighth singles win in a row, a VGCW record|
|2014-02-25||Gabe Newell, AVGN, Bowser, Proto Man, Duke Nukem||Elimination Chamber||Loss||17-18-0||11-9-0 (55%)||For VGCW Championship, Eliminated second by Proto Man|
|2014-02-18||Bowser||Beat the Clock, Singles||Win||17-17-0||11-9-0 (55%)||
Do you believe in miracles? - Won in 8:50
|2014-02-11||Sonic the Hedgehog||Singles||Win||16-17-0||10-9-0 (52%)|
|2014-02-04||Super Evil Alternate Universe Phoenix Wright (Phoenix Wrong)||Last Man Standing (Here)||Win||15-17-0||9-9-0 (50%)|
|2014-02-04||Team Phoenix Wright||6-Man Tag Team (w/ Solid Snake & Gray Fox)||Win||14-17-0||8-9-0 (47%)||Pinned Phoenix Wrong|
|2013-12-17||Adam Jensen||Singles||Win||13-17-0||8-9-0 (47%)|
|2013-11-12||Gray Fox||Extreme Rules||Win||12-17-0||7-9-0 (44%)||Falls Count Anywhere|
|2013-10-15||Mike Haggar, Dan Hibiki||Triple Threat Elimination||Loss||9-17-0||4-9-0 (31%)|
|2013-09-17||Adam Jensen, Barret Wallace, Dan Hibiki||Fatal Four Way Elimination||Loss||9-15-0||4-8-0 (33%)||Casual Championship #1 Contender Match|
|2013-07-17||M. Bison, Tingle, Segata Sanshiro||Fatal Four Way Elimination||Loss||9-13-0||4-7-0 (36%)||Casual Championship #1 Contender Match, eliminated last by Segata Sanshiro (after a PS3 reset)|
|2013-06-02||Vamphound (Solid Snake, Geno, Mr. Satan)||Six-Man Tag Team Elimination (w/ Kefka and Dan Hibiki)||Loss||9-12-0||4-7-0 (36%)||New CAW debut, eliminated by Snake|
|2013-05-23||Solid Snake||In-Ring Brawl||Win||9-11-0||4-7-0 (36%)|
|2013-04-26||Ryo Hazuki||Singles||Loss||8-11-0||3-7-0 (30%)|
|2013-03-19||M. Bison||Singles||Win||8-10-0||3-6-0 (33%)||General Manager Tournament Losers Bracket Round 2|
|2013-02-28||Tingle||Singles||Loss||7-10-0||2-6-0 (25%)||General Manager Tournament Losers Bracket Round 1|
|2013-02-22||Dr. Wily||Singles||Loss||7-9-0||2-5-0 (29%)||General Manager Tournament Round 1|
|2013-01-17||The McMahon Elite 4 (Raphael, Ezio Auditore & Gary Oak)||Six-Man Tag Team Elimination (w/ Nappa & Solid Snake)||Win||7-8-0||2-4-0 (33%)|
|2013-01-17||The McMahon Elite 4 (Ezio Auditore & Gary Oak)||Tag Team Tornado In-Ring Brawl (w/ Nappa)||Win||6-8-0||2-4-0 (33%)||Nappa ran to Phoenix's aid after he was waylaid by Gary and Ezio and turned the segment into an impromptu ring brawl|
|2013-01-17||The McMahon Elite 4 (Ezio Auditore & Gary Oak)||Handicap In-Ring Brawl||Loss||5-8-0||2-4-0 (33%)||Ezio and Gary jumped Phoenix after he headed to the ring before Phoenix had time to do anything else and turned the segment into an impromptu ring brawl|
|2013-01-13||Mr. L||Hell in a Cell||Loss||5-7-0||2-4-0 (33%)|
|2013-01-06||Mr. L (w/ Nappa)||Handicap In-Ring Brawl||Win||5-6-0||2-3-0 (40%)||Mr. L ambushed Phoenix after a Phoenix mic segment; Nappa ran to his aid and the segment turned into an impromptu ring brawl|
|2012-11-27||Team Fortress||Tag Team (w/ Max Payne)||Loss||4-5-0||2-3-0 (40%)||For Co-Op Championship|
|2012-11-25||Egoraptor, Mega Man||Triple Threat||Win||4-4-0||2-3-0 (40%)||The winner of the Triple Threat earned a Co-Op title shot for their team|
|2012-11-22||Game Grumps||Tag Team (w/ Max Payne)||Loss||3-4-0||2-3-0 (40%)||Co-Op Championship Tournament Round 2|
|2012-11-22||The Practice||Tag Team (w/ Max Payne)||Win||3-3-0||2-3-0 (40%)||Co-Op Championship Tournament Round 1|
|2012-11-21||Scorpion||Singles||Loss||2-3-0||2-3-0 (40%)||KotR Round 3|
|2012-11-21||Charles Barkley||Singles||Win||2-2-0||2-2-0 (50%)||KotR Round 2|
|2012-11-21||Gabe Newell||Singles||Win||1-2-0||1-2-0 (33%)||KotR Round 1|
|2012-11-20||Nappa||Singles||Loss||0-2-0||0-2-0 (0%)||KotR Round 1|
|2012-11-19||Red Ranger||Singles||Loss||0-1-0||0-1-0 (0%)||KotR Round 1|
|VGCW Active Roster|
|Real People||Chief Arino|
|Nintendo||Bowser · Captain Falcon · Flint · Ganondorf · Groose · Red · Reyn · Ridley · Toad · Waluigi|
|Sega||Dr. Eggman · Earl · Kanji Tatsumi · Knuckles the Echidna · Sonic the Hedgehog · Toejam · Vyse|
|Capcom||Air Man · Asura · Break Man · Dante (DmC) · Dan Hibiki · Dr. Wily · Guile · M. Bison · Mike Haggar · Miles Edgeworth · Phoenix Wright · Zangief|
|Konami||Dracula · Ebisumaru · Goemon · Senator Armstrong · Solid Snake|
|Anime||Gary Oak · Nappa · Vegeta|