Remember that Mortal Kombat X exhibition we reported on last week, wherein veteran Carl “RZR|Perfect Legend” White was scheduled to take on current NetherRealm powerhouse Dominique “cR|Sonic Fox” McLean at Summer Jam 9? Well, it happened, and it wasn’t pretty.
But first, some backstory. As we mentioned in our earlier story, the pair settled on the match after a bit of back-and-forth on Twitter. It was a story as old as time: Perfect Legend, a two-time Evo champion in Mortal Kombat 9, was going into this as a way to prove he still had what it took to hang in the upper echelons of competition. And while Sonic Fox’s intentions weren’t as clear, it was readily apparent his victory at Evo 2015 had lit an internal fire that was ready for all comers.
Unfortunately, the weekend didn’t start out so well for Perfect Legend. As Summer Jam’s Mortal Kombat X tournament began, he faced immediate opposition in pools. “Got eliminated by Kitanas and have to face a Kitana player,” Legend mentioned on Twitter, alluding to his upcoming exhibition. “This is what I’ve signed up for.”
Though typically regarded as an Erron Black player, Sonic Fox has bounced between characters as it’s suited him. Over the course of a few months, the young player pulled out Ermac, Tanya, Predator, and Shinnok during competitive play, but would be focusing on his relatively new (but certainly battle-tested) Kitana in the exhibition against Perfect Legend.
The stage was set. Tournament organizer Eric “Big E” Small allotted them some time on the main stage, Spooky was ready to stream, and the players were ready to settle this once and for all.
Over the course of 40 minutes, Sonic Fox completely obliterated Perfect Legend, shutting him out 10-0. Afterwards, Sonic would jump on the house mic for some much-deserved boasting.
“This is my popoff moment, alright? So, Perfect Legend, you’re good, you’re really good with Kung Lao. But you had to run your mouth on Twitter saying you would body me, and I told you I would 10-0 the shit out of you. Did I not say I would 10-0 you? It’s been about four years since I’ve played you in about four different games,” Sonic Fox said, pacing the stage. “I’ve played you in Dead or Alive, I’ve played you in Mortal Kombat, Injustice, Mortal Kombat X…I’ve won in every single one man! But not once did Carl get up and say, ‘I got outplayed.’ It always had to be a different excuse. So Carl, tell me, after this 10-0, what’s the excuse?”
“First off, Sonic Fox, I wanted to let you know–like I have many times–you are fucking godlike. I’ve been saying that to you forever. I have never ever ever ever said he was a bad player,” Perfect Legend replied, speaking half to his opponent and half to the crowd heckling him. “I’ve never said he sucked. I’ve said his fundamentals were bad, I said that. So, before I get into a super long story, what I did say was that I would destroy his Erron Black, and as you saw, that character was not on the screen.”
It was at this point that Big E intervened, calling for a best-of-five to see if Perfect Legend could back up his statements. Sadly for him, it went about the same as the previous set, and Sonic Fox would walk away with a record of 13-0 in an exhibition that was originally scheduled as a first-to-ten.
Sorry Carl, had to get one joke in there.
Sonic Fox is good, there’s no doubt about that, but I also have to give props to Perfect Legend for believing in himself almost to the point of absurdity. This tenacity is likely what made him a champion in years past, and luckily it appears as if the younger generation is coming up with the same fighting spirit. Sonic is an absolutely dominating force in the NetherRealm scene today, and I’m personally excited to see who steps up to test their luck next.
Source: Team Spooky