Ares Vendetta (c) vs. Lannister – Answers World Championship – Fire & Steel
The Pizza Boy (c) vs. Nico Borg – EAW National Elite Championship – Trial By Fire
The Heart Break Gal (c) vs. Eris LeCava – EAW Vixens Championship – Branding Match
Lioncross vs. Tiberius Jones – Three Degrees of Hell
Cerberus (Brian Daniels & Cyclone) (c) vs. TMDK (Xavier Williams & Jamie O’Hara) vs. Nick Angel & Diamond Cutter – EAW Unified Tag Team Championships – Hellfire No Way Out
Zack Crash vs. Matt Ryder – Inferno
JJ Silva (c) vs. Chris Elite – EAW New Breed Championship – Scorched Ropes
Kevin Hunter vs. Rex McAllister vs. Nobi vs. Terry Chambers vs. Kurt Burton – #1 Contendership to the EAW National Elite Championship – Flaming Elimination Tables
( EAW Intro plays )
“They say fire is never a gentle master.”
(A small spark ignites, causing a line of gasoline upon a cement to set fire, making its way towards a large pile of various pictures and memorabilia)
“Tonight, people will come to know that you cannot tame it.”
(A replica of the New Breed Championship is shown being consumed by the growing fire)
“And yet, they will use it to get what they desire.”
(A replica of the Cash In The Vault Briefcase is consumed by the flames)
“Their lust for gold, and their lust for superiority – whether it brings them what they want or if burns them alive.”
(A replica of the National Elite Championship is taken by the flames)
“To burn every bridge.”
(A picture of Hexa-gun together starts to burn between where the Heart Break Gal and Eris LeCava stand in it while a replica of the Vixens Championship burns in the background)
“To prove a fire can still burn so long as the embers remain.”
(Omerta merchandise is consumed by the flames)
“… And to end a war, with fire and blood.”
(Atop the burning pile, lastly to be consumed by the flames are several pictures of the battles and confrontations between Ares Vendetta and Lannister, replicas of their former crowns, and a replica of the Answers World Championship amongst it all)
(The camera cuts to a shot of the entire pile burning as the fire continues to grow, consuming everything around until the camera shows nothing but fire before cutting to black to the sound of the pile still crackling and burning)
(A Dia Del Diablo animation is shown as “Got Burned” by Chevelle begins to play)
“AND NOW…. EAW SHOWDOWN PRESENTS: DIA DEL DIABLO”
(The camera transitions into The Mexico City Arena, where the arena is sold out with thousands of cheering fans on their feet, the camera pans all around the arena while pyrotechnics explode, while “Got Burned” by Chevelle plays in the background, the camera pans over to the Showdown commentators.)
Pierre McGuire: WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE SOLD OUT SHOWDOWN EXCLUSIVE PAY-PER-VIEW; DIA DEL DIABLO! AND TONIGHT IS GOING TO BE A HUGE TONIGHT! WE ARE LIVE IN MEXICO CITY, INSIDE THE MEXICO CITY ARENA! AND TONIGHT IS GOING TO BE LIT! I’M PIERRE MCGUIRE, JOINED BY THE EVER SO LOVELY, AND BEAUTIFUL… CHERISH! (Pierre flutters his eyelashes as he speaks her name)
Cherish: … I can’t deny you that— I am lovely and beautiful, AND THIS CARD IS GOING TO BE AMAZING! WE HAVE CHRIS ELITE FACING OFF AGAINST JJ SILVA FOR THE NEW BREED TITLE! HOPING TO GET HIS FIRST TITLE HERE IN EAW! AND THEN WE HAVE THAT CRAZY FLAMING ELIMINATION TABLES MATCH TO DECIDE WHO FACES THE WINNER OF NICO BORG AND THE PIZZA BOY AS THEY COMPETE IN A TRIAL BY FIRE MATCH!!!
Pierre McGuire: AND WE HAVE THE HEART BREAK GAL DEFENDING HER VIXENS CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST HER EX-FRIEND IN ERIS LECAVA!!! ONLY IF THEY WERE WRESTLING IN BIKINIS! BUT TO TOP THAT OFF, WE ALSO HAVE MATT RYDER SQUARING OFF AGAINST THE “KINGPIN” ZACK CRASH!!!
Cherish: Bikinis and fire… lovely combo, Pierre. BUT ALSO MR. CASH IN THE VAULT LIONCROSS SEEKS TO SETTLE THE SCORE WITH THE SELF-PROCLAIMED CASH IN THE VAULT WINNER; TIBERIUS JONES! BUT IF YOU WANT INSANITY, JUST LOOK AT THAT HELLFIRE NO WAY OUT MATCH… THAT’S GOING TO CAUSE FOR SOME MAJOR INJURIES!
Pierre: AND WE HAVE A CRAZY MAIN EVENT COMING YOUR WAY… ARES AND LANNISTER MEET UP ONCE AGAIN IN A FIRE AND STEEL MATCH! HOW CRAZY IS THAT?! BUT ENOUGH OF OUR CHATTER… LET’S GET THIS PAY-PER-VIEW ON A ROLL!
(Lights start to flash above the ring, as the Hellfire No Way Out structure… and the camera pans down to the ring announcer within the ring.)
Ring Announcer: THIS FOLLOWING MATCH IS A HELLFIRE NO WAY OUT MATCH FOR THE EAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!…
(“Through The Fire and Flames” by Dragonforce plays, as Jamie O’Hara and Xavier Williams steps out onto the stage, both sporting out “TMDK” styled attire, they pause on the stage to pose for the crowd, but the crowd reacts negatively to them.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, weighing in at a combined weight of 454 POOOOOOOOOUNDSSS!!!… XAVIERRRR WILLLIAAAAAAAAAAMSSS ANDDDDD JAMIEEEEEEE O’HARAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!… THEEEEEE MIGHTYYYYYY DON’T KNEEEEEEEEEEEEL!!!!
Pierre McGuire: BOY OH BOY! These two BEASTS and MONSTERS are looking to obtain an early reign much like Cerberus did! They’re going into this match with a HUGE victory over the World Champion Aren Mstislav and his former partner The Nas! Xavier goes into this match with a victory over Nick Angel, and O’Hara comes in with a loss to Cyclone… but I think the momentum is riding on their side!
Cherish: They’re achieving early greatness in the start of their formation! Can they do what Cerberus did at Grand Rampage and win the Championships only a month or over since becoming a unit? I personally cannot wait to see what they have to offer!
(“Be Somebody” by Thousand Foot Krutch plays throughout the entire arena, and Nick Angel alongside Diamond Cutter step out onto the stage, both marching forward and ignoring the fans negative reaction toward them.)
Ring Announcer: AND THEIR OPPONENTS, AT A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 550 POOOOUNDS!!!!… NICK ANGEL AND DIAMOND CUTTERRRR!!!
Cherish: Here’s what I believe to be the underdog team in this bout! They are a rather new team, with the debuting Diamond Cutter as Nick Angel’s new partner! I don’t really know what they have to offer, but perhaps they can pull the upset…
Pierre McGuire: Can you doubt these psychical monsters? The one was Asian once and he turned into a beastly white male! Nick Angel came CLOSE to winning Cash in the Vault, but perhaps Nick can pick up a second tag reign!
(“Dragonrider” by Motoi Sakuraba blasts throughout the arena — as Brian Daniels and Cyclone step out onto the stage, the crowd roars with cheers, and they make their way to the ring.)
Ring Announcer: INTRODUCING LAST, AT A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 450 POOOOOOOUNDSSSSSSSSSS!!!!… THEY ARE THE EAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLDDD!!!!… CYCLONE AND BRIAN DANIELSSSS!!!… THEY ARE CERBERUSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Cherish: OH MY GOD!!! LOOK AT CYCLONE’S PECKS! I JUST WANT TO RUB THEM! AND TOUCH THEM!!!…. Ugh, my bad. I didn’t mean to say that aloud! Here come the EAW Tag Team Champions themselves! They walk into this match with a LOT of momentum, Daniels getting a win over Cutter, and Cyclone getting a huge win over former EAW Champion; Jamie O’Hara!
Pierre McGuire: I don’t know about you… but these two are my favorites! I think they’re hands down the best choice right now! Can you see these two Showdown boys, adored by the fans, lose their titles this early? NO SIR! NOT TODAY!
(The Secondary Cells containing Jamie O’Hara, Nick Angel, Xavier Williams, and Brian Daniels are all raised as the Primary Cell begins to lower until it touches the ground and the Secondary Cells touch the top four corners of the Primary Cell.)
Pierre McGuire: It looks like Diamond Cutter will be the one starting off with Cyclone and I think we’re about ready to get this one started!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cherish: This intense Hellfire No Way Out match begins with the ring of the bell… and it looks like Diamond Cutter and Cyclone will be starting this match out! Cyclone was previously given the number one entry by Damien Murrow, Cutter not so much. Both men circle around the ring, until they decide to lock up in the middle! Both testing their strength against one another! However, Diamond Cutter breaks free, AND THERE’S A STIFF KICK TO CYCLONE’S GUT! DIAMOND CUTTER THEN PROCEEDS TO VIOLENTLY WHIP CYCLONE INTO THE UNPROTECTED TURNBUCKLE!!! But Cyclone manages to stop himself before he went stomach first into it— ONLY TO TURN AROUND RIGHT INTO A FEROCIOUS DIAMOND FIST!!! SUPERMAN PUNCH LANDS RIGHT OFF THE JAW! And Cyclone does not go down! Cyclone tries to shake the cobwebs, but Cutter reels him in… HE’S GOT CYCLONE SET UP FOR THE BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX! BUT CYCLONE LOCKS HIMSELF IN PLACE! Cyclone refusing to let Cutter follow through with the suplex, but instead reaches up to smash plentiful forearms over his head! Diamond Cutter is overwhelmed to the point where he’s forced to let go of Cyclone! AND CYCLONE IMMEDIATELY GRABS CUTTER BY THE HEAD AND TOSSES HIM TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!! DIAMOND CUTTER LANDS VICIOUSLY DOWN ON THE CEMENT FLOOR!!! HIS BACK NEARLY GRAZING THE FLAMING PRISON BARS!!!
Pierre McGuire: Cyclone slides underneath the rope in pursuit of Cutter, and halts for a moment to search underneath the ring! This is about to become a lot more dangerous than it already is! Cyclone pulls out a wooden baseball bat! OH NO! AND HE PROMPTLY SWINGS THAT BAT DOWN ONTO DIAMOND CUTTER’S RIBS! CUTTER SHOUTS IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN! AND ANOTHER SHOT TO THE RIBS WITH THE BASEBALL BAT! AND ANOTHER! HE’S GOING TO BREAK HIS DAMN RIBS! Cyclone is acting out in a very barbarous way! He wants to do everything he can to retain the tag titles! Cyclone tosses the bat aside, only to lift Cutter back to his feet! CYCLONE HAS A FIRM GRIP AROUND CUTTER’S NECK! HE WANTS THE CHOKESLAM! CUTTER BARELY MOVING! CYCLONE HOISTS CUTTER UP—NO! CUTTER FORCES HIS WEIGHT DOWN! He escapes the chokeslam, but is still showing a very worn out side to him already! Cyclone spins around for a forearm, BUT CUTTER STOPS HIM IN HIS TRACKS WITH A DECAPITATING CLOTHESLINE!!! CUTTER TURNS CYCLONE INSIDE OUTSIDE!!! CUTTER PUT SO MUCH STRENGTH INTO THAT CLOTHESLINE!!!
Cherish: Diamond Cutter is taking extra time to rest up, and Cyclone is pulling himself up to his knees using the apron! CUTTER CHARGES AFTER HIM! OH MY… OH MY GOD!!! CUTTER!!! CUTTER WITH SUCH A WICKED GERMAN SUPLEX TO CYCLONE!!! CYCLONE LANDS BRUTALLY INTO THE FLAMING PRISON BARS!!! HE SCREAMS IN AGONY!!! CUTTER TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE MALICIOUS STRUCTURE! I personally don’t think Cyclone is getting up from that anytime soon! But it’s a damn shame Cutter can’t go for the cover, he’s got to wait for the sixth entrant to enter! Cutter gets back up to a knee, staring at Cyclone still squirming in pain! HE SETS HIS SIGHTS ON THAT BASEBALL BAT! Cutter wanting to further damage Cyclone as much as he possibly can! Cutter slowly makes his way to the bat and lifts it off the ground! AND THEN DRIVES THE EDGE OF THE BAT INTO CYCLONE’S CHEST! Cyclone is taking one hell of a beating here, pun intended! AND CUTTER SWINGS THE WOODEN BASEBALL BAT OVER CYCLONE’S FORELEGS!!! HE’S GETTING UNIQUE WITH WHERE HE STRIKES! Cyclone is wincing from each strike of the bat! Cutter throws the bat aside, and pulls Cyclone back to a vertical posture! AND LIFTS CYCLONE ONTO HIS SHOULDERS IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION!!! OH NO!!! THE SLICE ‘N DICE PERHAPS??? NO!!! CYCLONE STILL LIVES! CYCLONE REPEATEDLY DRIVES HIS ELBOWS INTO CUTTER’S TEMPLE!!!
(A light sporadically jumps between each of the four competitors in the Secondary Cells before landing on Jamie O’Hara)
Pierre McGuire: HERE COMES ONE HALF OF THE MIGHTY DON’T KNEEL! JAMIE O’HARA’S SECONDARY CELL DESCENDS FROM THE TOP! But meanwhile, Cyclone has escaped Diamond Cutter’s grasp! CUTTER FIRES BACK WITH A FIST! BUT CYCLONE BLOCKS IT! KICK FROM CYCLONE! AND CYCLONE HOISTS CUTTER INTO THE AIR!!! BUT THERE’S JAMIE O’HARA! O’HARA EAGERLY SPRINTS OUT OF HIS SECONDARY CELL… RUNNING DROPKICK INTO CYCLONE’S CHEST!!! AND CYCLONE IS KNOCKED BACKWARDS!!! DUMPING DIAMOND CUTTER SPINE FIRST ON THE CEMENT AS HE DOES! AND O’HARA GRIPS CYCLONE BY THE WRIST… IRISH WHIP RIGHT INTO THE FLAMING PRISON BARS!!! CYCLONE GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE BARS!!! BUT O’HARA WASTES NO TIME! HE WHIPS CYCLONE RIGHT INTO THE APRON!!! Jamie O’Hara clearing house as he enters this match! He redirects his attention onto Diamond Cutter now, Cutter on his hands and knees… JAMIE O’HARA WITH A SPRINTING PUNT KICK TO HIS GUT!! MY LORD WHAT A LOUD THUD COMING OFF THAT VICIOUS KICK!
Cherish: And O’Hara picks Cutter up by his head… tossing him back underneath the bottom rope and into the ring! Jamie lifts up the apron banner, looking for something to use underneath the ring! AND HE PULLS OUT A TABLE! OH BOY! SOMEONE IS GOING THROUGH A TABLE BEFORE THAT FLAMING ELIMINATION TABLES MATCH! O’Hara shoves the table under the bottom rope and rolls in the ring alongside with it! Cutter crawls toward the bottom rope, but O’Hara rushes himself in setting that table up! Cutter to a knee! AND MY GOD!!! O’HARA WITH ONE NASTY BASS CANON SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF CUTTER’S SKULL! KEEPING HIM GROUNDED! O’HARA IS DICTATING THE PACE OF THIS MATCH! Cutter is hung by his neck from the middle rope, and O’Hara hooks him from behind! He’s guiding himself backwards toward that table! AND O’HARA IS SETTING UP FOR A DRAGON SUPLEX!!! A DRAGON SUPLEX—CUTTER FIGHTS BACK! CUTTER RAMS THE BACK OF HIS HIS HEAD INTO O’HARA’S NOSE!!! OVER AND OVER!!! BUT JAMIE REFUSES TO RELEASE! AND CUTTER IS GOING TO CONCUSS HIMSELF IF HE CONTINUES! OR O’HARA WILL HAVE A BROKEN NOSE…
Pierre McGuire: Speaking of which! I see blood trickling down his nose already! AND ONE MORE STRIKE WITH THE HEAD DOES IT! Cutter slowly turns around, BUT O’HARA WITH PURE INSTINCT DELIVERS ONE HELL OF A KNIFE EDGE CHOP ACROSS THE CHEST! AND ANOTHER! ANOTHER! He has Cutter cornered now! AND RAPID FIRE KNIFE EDGE CHOPS! TOO MANY TO EVEN COUNT! O’Hara distances himself from Cutter now… BUT THERE’S CYCLONE WITH A RUNNING LARIAT TO THE BACK OF JAMIE O’HARA’S HEAD!!! RUNNING LARIAT TAKES O’HARA OUT! AND CYCLONE TAKES OFF IN A SPRINT AFTER CUTTER! RUNNING CLOTHESLINE INTO THE CORNERED CUTTER!!! Cutter dazed and all walks out of the corner, AND CYCLONE RUSHES OFF THE ROPES!!! THE SLING BLADE CONNECTS ON DIAMOND CUTTER! But you can’t help to see those awful burn marks across Cyclone’s flesh! Those looks excruciatingly painful! But now Cyclone is taking the table down? Only to set it up in the corner! Cyclone has a completely different idea for that table! AND O’HARA RUSHES BEHIND CYCLONE! FLYING FOREARM SMASH TO THE BACK OF HIS NECK!!! Cyclone goes stomach first into that table! His head smacking off it, might have knocked him out cold! Jamie backs away from Cyclone resting on the table… here we go! FROM THE OPPOSITE CORNER STRAIGHT TOWARD CYCLONE! HE TAKES OFF IN A VERY FAST SPRINT!!!… CYCLONE TURNS PUSHES HIMSELF OFF THE TABLE AND TURNS AROUND!!! HE CATCHES O’HARA WITH A DEVASTATING SUPERMAN PUNCH!!! O’HARA DROPS TO THE CANVAS!!!
(A light sporadically jumps between the three remaining entrants in the Secondary Cells for a few seconds before landing on Nick Angel)
Cherish: Oh God… looks like the first handicap of this match is going to be Nick Angel! He’s going to complete his team with Diamond Cutter, as his Secondary Cell descends— CYCLONE PULLS O’HARA UP! OH… EXPLODER SUPLEX!!! EXPLODER SUPLEX CONNECTS!!! Cyclone is on FIRE! Not literally, BUT HERE COMES NICK! NICK EXITS THE SECONDARY CELL AND IMMEDIATELY SLIDES INTO THE RING! AND NOW CYCLONE AND NICK ANGEL ARE EXCHANGING FISTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! THE FRESHLY ADDED NICK ANGEL IN THIS MATCH IS VIVIDLY OVERWHELMING THE WORN OUT CYCLONE! ONE VICIOUS STRIKE OF THE FIST AFTER ANOTHER! BUT CYCLONE RETALIATES! A SUDDEN BURST OF WIND TAKES OVER AND HE’S FIRING OFF WITH RAPID FISTS NOW!!! NICK IS BECOMING OVERWHELMED… PLATINUM PIERCING!!! THE SPEAR FROM THE SIDE!!! DIAMOND CUTTER PRIES CYCLONE OFF HIS PARTNER WITH A SPEAR OUTTA NOWHERE!!! THIS IS NOT GOOD! Cutter meets up with Nick in the ring, both smiling as they scan their surroundings… they set their sights on Jamie O’Hara now!
Pierre McGuire: It was only a matter of time before the numbers game started to play an important factor in this match! Diamond Cutter lifts O’Hara up to his feet—BUT O’HARA LEAPS UP WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO DIAMOND CUTTER! BUT NICK FIRES OFF A FIST TO O’HARA! O’HARA DUCKS! THERE’S ANOTHER VERY EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO NICK ANGEL! AND CUTTER WITH A FOREARM SMASH TO O’HARA— NO! O’HARA DUCKS UNDERNEATH, RUNS OFF THE ROPES! BUT GOOD LORD ALMIGHTY, NICK ANGEL CAUGHT HIM OFF GUARD WITH A HUGE DOUBLE A SPINEBUSTER! O’HARA CRASHES SPINE FIRST INTO THE MAT!!! And Cutter STOMPS AWAY into O’Hara’s downed body! You can see from up top, Xavier Williams eagerly wants to get into the match! He’s shaking the prison bars! This time both Cutter and Angel momentarily let off their attack on O’Hara… letting him slide out of the ring, and Cutter drags Cyclone back to his feet! And Nick slides out of the ring? Cutter keeping the lifeless Cyclone upwards in a vertical posture… and Angel enters the ring with matches and gasoline! OH! ANGEL BEGINS TO POUR THE GASOLINE ALL OVER THE TABLE IN THE CORNER… AND HE LIGHTS A MATCH! SETTING THE TABLE ON FIRE! THAT TABLE IS LIT!
Cherish: UH OH!!! CYCLONE IS IN TROUBLE! DIAMOND CUTTER USING ALL OF HIS STRENGTH TO LIFT CYCLONE ONTO HIS SHOULDERS IN A REVERSE FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION!!! AND DIAMOND CUTTER TAKES OFF RUNNING TOWARD THE FIERY TABLE!!! THE 313 SUPREME ARGENTINE POWERBOMB RIGHT THROUGH THE CORNERED ON FIRE TABLE!!! CYCLONE GOES THROUGH THE TABLE!!! HE’S SCREAMING IN LITERAL PAIN AND AGONY! THE SPLINTERS OF WOOD PIERCING HIS FLESH! AND THE FIRE BURNING HIM WITH AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF PAIN! CYCLONE COULD BE OUT OF THE REST OF THIS MATCH!!! Diamond Cutter looking very proud about the damage he’s done.. BUT WHAT’S THIS?! O’HARA IS BACK IN THE RING… WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER! HE’S GOT A SLEDGEHAMMER AND HE NAILS NICK ACROSS THE HEAD WITH IT! IF HE’S NOT GOING TO HAVE A LIVING PARTNER IN THIS MATCH… HE’S VERY WELL GOING TO MAKE ONE OUT OF A WEAPON! AND CUTTER CHARGES AT O’HARA! BUT O’HARA SWINGS THE SLEDGEHAMMER RIGHT INTO HIS ABDOMEN! OUCH! O’HARA LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD… BUT NICK ANGEL CRAWLS BEHIND O’HARA!!! LOW BLOW!!! THERE’S A VERY UNEXPECTED LOW BLOW TO O’HARA!!! O’Hara releases his sledgehammer, dropping to his knees, while Nick is pulling himself back to both feet…
(A light sporadically jumps between the last two remaining Secondary Cells for a few seconds before landing on Xavier Williams)
Pierre McGuire: THE SELF-PROCLAIMED BEST IN THE WORLD IS FINALLY MAKING HIS WAY INTO THE MATCH! HIS POD DESCENDS… BUT WILL HE HAVE ENOUGH TIME? Nick Angel backs into a corner, measuring up O’Hara… NICK ANGEL ROARS OUT WITH HIS BATTLECRY!!!… AND TAKES OFF IN A SPRINT! HEARTSBANE—-XAVIER WILLIAMS SLIDES INTO THE RING AND INTERCEPTS IT WITH ONE HELL OF A SICK KICK! NICK ANGEL’S HEAD IS NEARLY TAKEN OFF HIS SHOULDERS! BUT CUTTER IS BACK UP! CUTTER CHARGES AT XAVIER FULL FORCE… DISCUS CLOTHESLINE!!! THE DISCUS CLOTHESLINE FROM XAVIER WILLIAMS CONNECTS! And Xavier Williams drags Cutter back to his feet! AND O’HARA SPINS DIAMOND CUTTER RIGHT AROUND INTO A CODEBREAKER!!! AND XAVIER CATCHES HIM!!! JAMIE LAUNCHES DIAMOND CUTTER’S LEGS BACKWARDS!!! AND XAVIER WILLIAMS EXECUTES ONE OF THE MOST INSANE GERMAN SUPLEXES I’VE EVER SEEN!!! THE CHASE THE DRAGON IS WHAT THEY CALL THAT STRING OF MOVES!!!
Cherish: I guarantee you if there were pin falls, The Mighty Don’t Kneel might be the Tag Champions already! They’re literally anticipating the entry of Brian Daniels, while they look up at him with cocky grins on their faces… Xavier turns around to Nick Angel pulling himself up, using the ropes… WIDOWMAKER!!! THE WIDOWMAKER!!! XAVIER ATTEMPTS THE BOMA YE!!!!… MORE LIKE BOMA NO! NICK NARROWLY ESCAPES! BUT IT FORCED TO DEAL WITH O’HARA’S FAITHS MALADY!! AND WHAT?! NICK ANGEL BARELY ESCAPING ANOTHER BOMA YE!!! Nick rushes to the corner, but Xavier chases right after him! NICK CHARGES OUT! RUNNING CLOTHESLINE TO XAVIER! Xavier ducks underneath! Nick turns around! SPIN KICK FROM O’HARA! BUT NICK CATCHES THE LEG! AND JAMIE TRANSITIONS IT INTO A ENZUIGIRI!!! NO! NICK DUCKS UNDER THE BOOT! HOW DOES HE KEEP MANAGING TO DODGE THESE BULLETS?! But here comes Xavier Williams running off the ropes!!! BUT IS CAUGHT WITH A RUNNING HIGH KNEE FROM NICK!!! Nick is doing everything he possibly can to stay alive in this match! His ring awareness is top notch right now! BUT THERE’S O’HARA! O’HARA FINALLY CATCHES NICK WITH A DISCUS ELBOW SMASH TO THE JAW!!! But Nick is only brought down to a knee! He’s still kicking! Xavier decides to roll out of the ring… and Jamie pulls Nick Angel in by his head with both arms! DOUBLE ARM DDT!!! JAMIE O’HARA PLANTS NICK HEAD FIRST INTO THAT ROUGH CANVAS!!! O’Hara is back to his feet… BUT LOOK! LOOK IN THE CORNER! CYCLONE IS BACK IN THIS! AND HE SPRINTS AT O’HARA… AND MY LORD!!! HE CATCHES JAMIE O’HARA OFF GUARD WITH A PIERCING DARKFLOW GORE!!! GORE!!! GOREEEEEE!!!!
Pierre McGuire: XAVIER SEES!!! HE HAS A KENDO STICK IN HAND!!! AND XAVIER ROLLS IN—DROPKICK!!! CYCLONE TAKES HIM OUT ON THE APRON BEFORE HE CAN EVEN GET BACK IN! AND THE PRESSURE OF THAT DROPKICK LITERALLY THROWS XAVIER INTO THE FIERY PRISON WALL!!! Xavier rolls all over the cement floor to try and ease the pain! Cyclone follows Xavier Williams outside of the ring, grabbing the kendo stick that he dropped! AND CYCLONE FIRES AWAY WITH SO MANY KENDO STICK SHOTS TO EVERY VULNERABLE LIMB OF XAVIER! And Cyclone wraps the kendo stick around Xavier’s throat… and LIFTS him up with it! Xavier is gasping for air! He’s choking! WOW!!! CYCLONE PERFORMS A RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP WITH THE KENDO STICK STILL WRAPPED AROUND XAVIER WILLIAMS’ NECK!!! GOOD LORD ALMIGHTY!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS FALLS SPINE FIRST RIGHT INTO THAT UNFORGIVING CEMENT! Cyclone slowly drags himself back to a vertical base, taking a small bit of time to rest up… BUT RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! Diamond Cutter is making his way over to Cyclone! And Cyclone meets him with a hard right! But there’s a hard left from Diamond Cutter! STRONG RIGHT FROM CYCLONE! HARD RIGHT FROM CUTTER! AND A LEFT FROM CUTTER! AND A RIGHT FROM CUTTER! CUTTER IS GOING OFF RIGHT NOW! Cutter you can easily tell is exhausted! He’s been in this match since the beginning with Cyclone! AND CUTTER GRABS CYCLONE BY THE HEAD… SMASHING IT INTO ONE OF THE PRISON BARS OVER AND OVER!!! CYCLONE GOING THROUGH SOME EXTREME AMOUNT OF PAIN THERE! DIAMOND CUTTER IS RELENTLESS… BUT CYCLONE THROWS A QUICK SHARP ELBOW TO HIS GUT TO INTERRUPT THE SEQUENCE! Cyclone groggily backs away from Cutter, I think I see blood pouring out from a very burned Cyclone’s forehead… the power of Cutter is unreal! He’s busted Cyclone right open with those head shots!
(A light appears on Brian Daniels in his Secondary Cell as he’s lowered down to the ground)
Cherish: THE FINAL ENTRANT HAS ENTERED THE MATCH! THE DRAGONBORN HAS COME! AND PIN FALLS ARE NOW ALLOWED!… BUT LOOK OUT!!! FROM BEHIND!!! NICK ANGEL CRACKS A STEEL CHAIR OVER THE HEAD OF CYCLONE!!! AND THEN SWINGS IT RIGHT OVER HIS UPPER BACK!!! CYCLONE IS GROUNDED! AND DANIELS IMMEDIATELY SLIDES INTO THE RINGS… RUNNING ALL THE WAY FROM THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING! CUTTER AND ANGEL ARE UNAWARE… AND KEEP BEATING INTO CYCLONE!!! BUT HERE COMES DANIELS!!! DANIELS SPRINTS RIGHT AT THEM! AND DIVES THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE!!! SUICIDE DIVE LANDING ON BOTH NICK AND DIAMOND CUTTER!! TAKING THEM BOTH OUT!!! AND BOTH GO BACK FIRST INTO THE RELENTLESS STEEL PRISON FIERY BARS!!! THAT WALL OF FIRE ENGULFING THEIR SPINES! THEY RUSH OFF THE BARS! And Daniels catches Nick Angel with a kick! And then Cutter with a kick! He’s fending them both off his partner; Cyclone! DANIELS RELEASING SO MANY KICKS TO KEEP THEM AWAY! AND THERE’S A DROPKICK FROM DANIELS!!! RIGHT TO NICK ANGEL! AND NICK ANGEL IS SENT INTO THE FIRE PRISON WALL! AND DANIELS IS UP… CUTTER CHARGES! AND ANOTHER DROPKICK FROM DANIELS! SENDING CUTTER INTO THE WALL OF FIRE!!! AND DANIELS IS UP AGAIN!!! NICK BARELY ON HIS FEET!!! A THIRD DROPKICK SENDING NICK INTO THE WALL OF FIRE ONCE AGAIN!!!! NICK IS SCREAMING OUT IN PAIN!!! AND SEEMS TO HAVE PASSED OUT FROM IT AS HE COLLAPSES… Cutter on the other hand wants to fight! AND DANIELS IS GOING TO BRING DROPKICK CITY TO CUTTER! THERE’S A FOURTH DROPKICK TO CUTTER!!! AND CUTTER INSTEAD OF GOING INTO THE PRISON BARS… HE LANDS BACKWARDS INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!!
Pierre McGuire: Daniels is back to his feet, he once again distances himself from Cutter… this spells bad news all over it! DANIELS CHARGES WITH FURY IN HIS EYES!!! A FIFTH DROPKICK!!! GOOD LORD!!! THIS ONE SMACKS THE BACK OF CUTTER’S HEAD OFF THE STEEP STEPS SO HARD, THE TOP OF THE STEPS GO FLYING OFF!!! Daniels enters full energized— BUT BEFORE HE’S ABLE TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET! Xavier slides out of the ring, DRAGGING Daniels to his feet! BUT DANIELS KICKS XAVIER BACKWARDS! AND ANOTHER KICK! BUT THERE’S A KICK FROM XAVIER! AND A KICK FROM DANIELS! ANOTHER KICK FROM XAVIER! AND A WILD KICK FROM DANIELS! THESE TWO ARE HAVING THE BATTLE OF KICKS RIGHT NOW! AND ANOTHER KICK FROM XAVIER! BUT DANIELS WITH ANOTHER SWING OF A KICK! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! ANOTHER KICK! DANIELS IS UNLEASHING THE DRAGON ON XAVIER! AND XAVIER IS TAKING IT! DANIELS KEEPS GOING! I THINK HE WANTS TO FORCE XAVIER TO KNEEL! THE IRONY OF THAT!!! BUT XAVIER WON’T GO DOWN! DANIELS CONTINUES TO DRIVE HIS FORELEG INTO XAVIER’S CHEST WITH THOSE DEADLY KICKS!!! AND XAVIER IS STARTING TO WOBBLE… ANOTHER STRONG KICK FROM DANIELS! XAVIER IS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS! AND A SPIN KICK TO XAVIER’S LEFT KNEE! XAVIER DROPS TO A KNEE! HE’S FORCED XAVIER TO KNEEL TO HIM! AND YOU CAN SEE AN INSTANT SMILE COME ACROSS DANIELS FACE! AND DANIELS BACKS UP… I THINK HE’S SETTING UP THE KINGSLAYER!!! COULD THIS BE IT?!
Cherish: BUT O’HARA FROM BEHIND DANIELS NOW! O’HARA HOISTS DANIELS UNEXPECTEDLY ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!!! And Xavier jumps onto the apron! HE CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE! OH MY GOD!!! DANIELS IS DRIVING ELBOWS, FISTS, FOREARMS!!! EVERYTHING HE CAN TO O’HARA! BUT O’HARA DROPS HIM BACKWARDS AS SOON AS HE GETS THE SIGNAL FROM XAVIER!!!! AND XAVIER LEAPS OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP RIGHT INTO DANIELS’ CHEST!!! AS HIS SPINE AND THE BACK OF HIS HEAD SMASH OFF THE CEMENT FLOORING! THE MIGHTY DON’T KNEEL SUCCESSFULLY CONNECT WITH SILENCE THE CACOPHONY!!! THEY BRING AN END TO WHATEVER MOMENTUM DANIELS HAD GOING FOR HIM!!! AND WHAT DISRESPECT! XAVIER SPITS DOWN ON DANIELS! SHOUTING “THE MIGHTY DON’T KNEEL!” BUT YOU JUST DID, WILLIAMS! O’Hara grabs a handful of Daniels’ hair and tosses him right back into the ring! Both members of TMDK slide into the ring and here’s the first cover of the match! XAVIER HOOKS THE LEG! THIS MIGHT BE IT!
Pierre McGuire: CYCLONE SLIDES INTO THE RING TO BREAK IT UP!!! BUT HE’S STOPPED BY JAMIE! JAMIE STOMPS INTO HIS HEAD!
Cherish: BUT DANIELS THROWS A SHOULDER UP LITERALLY AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! XAVIER AND JAMIE BOTH LOOK ASTOUNDED! I THINK THEY BOTH THOUGHT THEY HAD THE MATCH WON! Xavier Williams out of frustration drives his fists into Daniels’ head! AND LOOK! Nick Angel barely sliding back into the ring, still grasping at the burns on his flesh! O’Hara takes off after Nick Angel! BUT NICK CATCHES O’HARA WITH AN ATOMIC DROP!!! AND NICK SETS HIS SIGHTS ON THE SLEDGEHAMMER JAMIE O’HARA INTRODUCED INTO THE MATCH! HE PICKS IT UP! AND XAVIER DARTS AFTER NICK!!! BUT IS DRIVEN IN THE HEAD BY THE SLEDGEHAMMER! Cyclone is now in the ring—AND NICK ANGEL IMMEDIATELY SWINGS THE SLEDGEHAMMER AT HIS HEAD! BUT CYCLONE DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT! CYCLONE GOES RUNNING OFF THE ROPES! NICK SWINGS THE SLEDGEHAMMER AGAIN! BUT MISSES! CYCLONE RUNS OFF THE ROPES AGAIN! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK!!! NICK IS TAKEN OUT BY THE SHOULDER BLOCK! BUT HE JUMPS RIGHT BACK TO HIS FEET! CYCLONE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AGAIN! ANOTHER SHOULDER BLOCK!!! NICK IS DOWN ONCE AGAIN! AND CYCLONE IS SETTING UP FOR SOMETHING… Nick takes his time rising back to his feet, AND CYCLONE LIFTS HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS IN THE REVERSE FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION! THE RISING TIDE! THE RISING TIDE!!! THE BURNING HAMMER CONNECTS!!! CYCLONE QUICKLY SHUFFLES INTO THE COVER!!!
ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!… TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!…. THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR—
Pierre McGuire: DIAMOND CUTTER GRABS CYCLONE BY THE LEG AND DRAGS HIM OUT OF THE RING!!! AND DIAMOND CUTTER HOISTS CYCLONE ONTO HIS SHOULDERS IMMEDIATELY AFTER!!! THE SLICE ‘N DICE!!! F5 CONNECTS ONTO THE STEEL STEPS ON THE OUTSIDE!!! DIAMOND CUTTER TAKING CYCLONE OUT BEFORE HE COULD GET THAT THREE COUNT!!! Diamond Cutter rises back to his feet, staring down at Cyclone… BUT DANIELS TAKES DIAMOND CUTTER DOWN WITH A RUNNING VALAR MORGHULIS!!! RUNNING SINGLE HIGH KNEE CONNECTS!!! Daniels slowly slides back into the ring, setting his sights on Jamie O’Hara… O’Hara is on a knee, dragging himself up with the top rope—AND DANIELS CHARGES AT O’HARA! AND TAKES HIM OUT WITH A KINGSLAYER!!! A RUNNING AXE KICK IN THE SHINING WIZARD FORM!!! HE TAKES O’HARA OUT!!! AND DANIELS IS FEELING IT! HE’S SHAKING HIS HEAD! HE’S SIZING UP XAVIER UP! XAVIER IS CRAWLING TO HIS FEET… HE’S NOT AWARE OF DANIELS PRESENCE! DANIELS IS CALLING FOR THE CAUSTIC ECHO!!! XAVIER IS UP TO TO HIS FEET!!! CAUSTIC ECHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! IT CONNECTS! DANIELS DRIVES THE EDGE OF HIS BOOT INTO XAVIER’S TEMPLE!!! DANIELS IS THE LAST MAN ON HIS FEET!!! DANIELS COVERS XAVIER!!! CERBERUS RETAINS HERE! THEY HAVE TO!!!
ONEEEEEEEE!!!!…. TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!…. THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Cherish: XAVIER THROWS A SHOULDER UP! XAVIER KICKS OUT! HOW?! THE WILL AND FIGHT IN THESE MEN IS OUTSTANDING! THESE FANS IN THE ATTENDANCE ARE ON THEIR FEET! I HAVE NO IDEA WHO’S GOING TO WIN THIS ANYMORE!!! Daniels is up in a seated position, looking down to Xavier, a bit impressed… but climbs back up to a vertical base, AND DANIELS IS ATTEMPTING TO LOCK THE FOURTH SEAL IN!!! HE’S TRYING HIS BEST! BUT XAVIER IS SHOWING LIFE! HE’S TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT!!! BUT CUTTER SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING!!! HE MOUNTS DANIELS FROM BEHIND! DIAMOND’S ENTRAP!!! HE’S GOT HIM LOCKED IN THE ACCOLADE!! HE’S TRYING TO MAKE A MAN WHO HAS NEVER TAPPED IN HIS ENTIRE CAREER TAP TONIGHT! DANIELS IS SCREAMING! SHOUTING IN PAIN! HE’S NOT GIVING IN! DANIELS IS FIGHTING ON! HE’S NOT GOING TO GIVE UP NOW! HE KNOWS WHAT’S AT RISK! HE SEEMS LIKE HE’S FADING AWAY! HIS EYES ARE SHUT! AND HE’S NOT MOVING AN INCH! CYCLONE IS NOT AROUND TO SAVE HIM… FAITH’S MALADY!!!! JAMIE O’HARA CONNECTS WITH THE FAITH’S MALADY BOMA YE ON THE DIAMOND CUTTER! DIAMOND CUTTER IS KNOCKED OUT COLD!!! AND LOOK! NICK FROM BEHIND JAMIE! NICK ANGEL CHARGES JAMIE FOR THE HEARTSBANE POUNCE!!!! NO!!! JAMIE SPIN KICKS HIM IN THE GUT! AND TAKES HIM TO A KNEE!!!! AND THERE’S XAVIER! XAVIER PIERCES NICK IN THE HEAD WITH THE WIDOWMAKER!!! ANOTHER BOMA YE CONNECTING IN THIS MATCH!!! THIS COULD BE OVER HERE… BUT XAVIER!!! XAVIER FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH THE CROSS ARMBREAKER!!! HE’S GOT IT LOCKED IN ON NICK ANGEL!!! AND WHERE IS O’HARA GOING?! O’HARA GRABS THE CAN OF GASOLINE AND MATCHES FROM EARLIER… WHAT IN THE WORLD?! O’HARA IS POURING THE GASOLINE ON NICK’S TIGHTS! WHILE NICK IS REFUSING TO TAP OUT! NICK WANTS TO FIGHT THROUGH THIS! AND OH MY GOD!!! OH MY GOD!!! JAMIE O’HARA LIGHTS A MATCH AND DROPS IT ON HIS TIGHTS!!! NICK ANGEL’S TIGHTS ARE ON FIRE!!! HIS TIGHTS ARE LITERALLY ON FIRE RIGHT NOW!!! HIS PRIVATE AREA HAS TO BE BURNING RIGHT NOW!! THAT’S WHAT I CALL A FIRE CROTCH! AND HE HAS NO CHOICE HERE! THE PAIN IS TOO MUCH!!! NICK ANGEL TAPS OUT!!! HE TAPS OUT!!! IT’S OVER!!!! THE MIGHTY DON’T KNEEL ARE THE NEW EAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Through The Fire and Flames” by Dragonforce blasts throughout the entire arena, as Xavier Williams releases the hold on Nick Angel, Nick immediately rolls on the mat, then to the outside of the ring to put the fire on his tights out…)
Ring Announcer: The winners of this match by submission… AND NEWWWWWWWWWWWWW EAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSSSSSSSS OF THE WORLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!…. XAVIERRRRR WILIAMSSSS AND JAMIE O’HARAAAAA!!!!… THE MIGHTYYYYY DON’T KNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL!!!!
Cherish: THEY’VE DONE! JAMIE O’HARA AND XAVIER WILLIAMS… VOLTAGE CONTRACTED MEN HAVE WON THE EAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS ON A SHOWDOWN EXCLUSIVE PAY-PER-VIEW!!! THEY’VE DETHRONED THE MIGHTY CERBERUS REIGN AS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!!
Pierre McGuire: WHAT AN INSANE MATCH THESE MONSTERS JUST WENT THROUGH! WAM BAM! DOUBLE DION! THESE TWO MEN HAVE STOLE THE SHOW AND THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST MATCH INTO DIA DEL DIABLO!!!!
(The Hellfire No Way Out structure ascends above the ring, as the referee hands Xavier Williams and Jamie O’Hara the EAW Tag Team Championships, the crowd roars with boo’s, as medical personnel rush into the now open area — checking everyone on their injuries, and applying ice to burns, etc.)
Cherish: I don’t think this Showdown crowd are too pleased with the result! These two off-brand elitists just came onto a Showdown exclusive Pay-Per-View and won the tag titles! But what can you be mad about?! This match ended fair and square, AND IT WAS ONE HELL OF A MATCH!
Pierre McGuire: As much as I wish the titles stayed on Showdown… there’s nothing I can take away from anyone in this match! ESPECIALLY the winners!
(Xavier Williams and Jamie O’Hara go to separate corners, jumping up onto the second rope, both celebrating with their titles, the crowd still heavily booing, as the camera fades elsewhere.)
(The camera pans backstage — where Matt Ryder is seen sitting on a bench, opening up his laptop.)
Matt Ryder: And the password is, PantyDropper69… okay, time to see what that idiot Landerson was doing on my old phone.
(Matt opens up iCloud, seeing past text messages, pictures, etc.)
Matt Ryder: Bro… BRO… WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!
(He quickly scrolls down to page, feeling disgusted with what he’s looking at.)
Matt Ryder: FROM THE SPAN OF PAIN FOR PRIDE 9 TO NOW… HE’S EXCHANGED THAT MANY PHOTOS WITH THIS WILDERBEAST? WHERE’S LORD FARQUAAD WHEN YOU NEED AN OGRE KILLER?!
(Matt tries to desperately click out if iCloud, but he uses his other hand to shield his eyes, so he’s unable to get it on the first try… when suddenly a door is heard opening.)
???: ESSE! THOSE ARE PRIVATE!
(Matt Ryder turns around to see El Laberinto with a burrito in his hand, looking embarrassed.)
Matt Ryder: YOU! BRO! DO YOU KNOW HOW OLD SHE IS?! SHE’S ALREADY GOTTEN EDEN FIRED! DO YOU WANT TO JOIN HIM?!
El Laberinto: She told me she was eighteen esse!
Matt Ryder: 18?! I SHOULD KICK YOUR ASS FOR THIS!
(Matt Ryder jumps up from the bench, but El Laberinto takes off in a quick sprint, dropping his burrito behind him.)
Matt Ryder: YOU BETTER RUN! DONALD TRUMP WILL HAVE THAT WALL BUILT BEFORE YOU MAKE IT BACK TO THE USA!
(Ryder continues to chase Laberinto down the hallway, until the camera fades elsewhere.)
( Video package plays for the rivalry between Eris LeCava and Heart Break Gal. We see a highlight reel of the happier times between HBG and Eris, where Eris would profess her love and idolization of HBG. The story takes a turn at Triple Threat 2016 in the main event match with Aria Jaxon, Eris LeCava and Heart Break Gal, where Eris suffered a meniscus injury and HBG would completely disregarded her until Aria would go on to win the match. We would see shots of Eris getting her phone calls ignored by HBG, and watching on television as HBG would feud with Aria and eventually defeat her at Pain for Pride to become the Vixens Champion. At the EAW draft show, we see a returning Eris LeCava attack Heart Break Gal, and then attack her again the following week on Voltage viciously assaulting her with a steel chair. We see Eris explain her actions, promising to end HBG’s career, and giving her reasons for turning against HBG. We see HBG’s return on Showdown, where she calls Eris out to the ring, just to douse Eris with burning hot coals and beat her down as well as announce the title match at Dia Del Diablo that will be contested as a Branding Match. )
( Camera transitions back to the Mexico City Arena and focuses on a branding iron that is shown sizzling in a modified brazier placed at the bottom of the ramp, on top of a trashcan full of burning coals. Several other trash cans are seen at ringside, standing up, with burning coals also inside them with partially-lit brazier’s sitting on top of them and branding irons sitting inside of them. At the end of the branding iron, is the symbol of a snake poking it’s forked tongue out. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Ring Announcer: This next contest… is a BRANDING MATCH SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL, AND IS FOR THE EAW VIXENS CHAMPIONSHIP!!! This match will end only when one of the competitors manage to drive the burning hot end of a branding iron into the body of the other competitor! The person to do so will leave this match as the Vixens Champion!
( The Vixens title graphic shows up on the screen. )
( “Call Me” by Blondie comes on, and Eris LeCava walks out to the ring with shoulder tape and a few bandages around her waist as she walks to the ring with a serious look on her face. )
RA: Introducing first, the challenger, from Tampa, Florida… ERRRIIISSSS LEEEEECAAAVAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Pierre McGuire: For those who saw Voltage this past Sunday, we saw Eris overcome the unspeakable attack HBG dished out on her and manage to score a win over Sheridan Muller. I cite that as an example of just what kind of competitor Eris truly is. All of the personality quirks aside, Eris LeCava can push herself through immense adversity and compete at a level unrivaled by the majority of Vixens in EAW history.
( A Heart Break Gal action figure is seen in Eris’ hands, and she approaches one of the brazier’s and dumps her autograph signed HBG action figure into the pile of flaming coals before entering the ring. )
Cherish: Perhaps the symbolism there is appropriate, Eris LeCava dumping the HBG autograph that she’s had since she was just a teenager into the pit of flames. You’re right Pierre, Eris is a brilliant performer, arguably a genius, however there’s no denying the emotional implications behind this match. Eris had better not let her emotions get the best of her, it could be dangerous.
Pierre: Sure, but dangerous for who?
( “King of the World” – Porcelain and the Tramps plays and Heart Break Gal makes her entrance with the EAW Vixens Championship around her waist, with a scornful look on her face, not keeping her eyes off of Eris LeCava. )
RA: And her opponent… hailing from Dallas, Texas; she is the REIGNING, DEFENDING EAW VIXENS CHAMPIOOONNN…. HEEEEEEEEEEARTTT BREEEEEEEEEEEEEEAKKK GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL!!!
Pierre: Well a song by J. Cole says it best, “long live your idols, may they never be your rivals.” Unfortunately Eris hasn’t learned this lesson, and what HBG has become is far, faaar from and idol. She has essentially become Eris’ worst enemy, and she’s embraced that role too!
( HBG on her way to the ring, turns and looks at her action figure burning among the coals, and this brings an even more angry look on her face. )
Cherish: You’re full of odd references aren’t you? Well you’re right, but then again I’m right because this feeds back into my point. There really a lot of emotion swirling around this match, and maybe in some ways you’ll need it to survive a match like this. Maybe in a match this dangerous, this demonic, there’s no such thing as “taking it too far”! The last time we had a branding match, it put a yearlong end to the Lannister/Vendetta rivalry, which was only opened back up last month! There’s MURDER written all over both of these girls faces, and it’s for a reason!
( The official raises the Vixens title belt up to the crowd as HBG’s music dies down. He briefs both Vixens, who are standing across the ring from each other at opposite corners, and calls for the bell. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Pierre: HERE WE GO! ERIS AND HBG CHARGE AT EACH OTHER, AND IMMEDIATELY ERIS TACKLES HER OPPONENT TO THE GROUND, AND JUST STARTS WAILING ON HBG WITH CLOSED FISTS! HBG TRYING TO PROTECT HERSELF, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THEY’RE GETTING INTO A SCRAP RIGHT ON THE GROUND! HBG grabs ahold of Eris’ locks and starts POUNDING THE BACK OF HER HEAD INTO THE MAT NOW! But Eris manages to kick her off afterwards, pushing her away with her legs before rolling out of the ring in retreat… but HBG isn’t going to allow it, HBG rushes right after her and follows up, grabbing Eris LeCava and RUNNING HER FACE FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS! AND A FLURRY OF STOMPS COME POURING DOWN ON THE FORMER VIXENS CHAMPION, FROM THE CURRENT VIXENS CHAMPION! Eris scrambles up to her feet and stumbles over to the barricade, and HBG CHARGES AT HER WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE, NEARLY SENDING ERIS INTO THE CROWD! And HBG drags Eris off the barricade just to hit a WRIST-LOCK LARIAT, KNOCKING ERIS DOWN TO THE FLOOR, AND FOLLOWING UP WITH GROUND AND POUND RIGHT HAND SHOTS TO THE SKULL!
Cherish: No give, just no give! This is an outpour of emotion and fury, I knew they were going to let it all hang out, but I didn’t anticipate it getting this hostile this quickly!
Pierre: HBG drags Eris back up to her feet and drives the shoulder into the midsection, RAMMING HER SPINE FIRST INTO THE APRON. That’s never a pleasant feeling, being driven into the sharpest point of the ring. HBG keeps a hold on her opponent by the head and walks over to the bottom of the ramp where one of the brazier’s are located…!!!!!!…… and TRIES DRIVING ERIS’ FACE INTO THE BURNING PIT OF COALS!!!! BUT ERIS CUTS HER OFF WITH A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION! Now look at this, Eris kicks over the trashcan and brazier as burning hot coals dump out to the ringside floor, emitting smoke, soot and fumes up into the air! There’s just a pile of burning coals right on the ground! NOW ERIS GRABS HBG, FLINGS HER OVER HER SHOULDER, AND DRIVES HER SPINE FIRST INTO THE RING POST! BUT ERIS ISN’T DONE, SHE BACKPEDALS WITH A HOLD OF HBG’S WRIST, BRINGING HER ALONG WITH HER AND OHH!!!! ERIS!! ERIS WITH THE FALLAWAY SLAM ON HBG, SENDING THE HEART BREAK GAL INTO THE SMOLDERING HOT COALS ON THE FLOOR!!!
Cherish: OH MAN OH MAAAAN! HBG IS ROLLING AROUND, RUSHING UP TO HER FEET AND COLLAPSING AGAIN AFTER BEING PLUNGED RIGHT INTO THOSE BURNING COALS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RAMP! BUT ERIS ISN’T FINISHED, ERIS ISN’T DONE, SHE RUSHES AFTER HBG, PULLS HER IN BETWEEN HER LEGS AND BEATS DOWN PUNCHES ONTO HER SPINE BEFORE PULLING HER UP…. SHE TURNS HER SIGHTS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RAMP….. RUNNING JACKKNIFE POWERBOMB INTO THE TIPPED OVER TRASHCAN!!!!
( The referee separates Eris from HBG, and a ringside worker puts out the small fire started on the floor from the burning coals. )
Pierre: This is all just happening so fast! We aren’t getting any warm up! There’s no beating around the bush! No foreplay! It’s been an explosion — an eruption from the very beginning! HBG is rolling around on the ground suffering.. and you can see a big cut down the middle of her back, DIRECTLY attributed to that powerbomb into the hard metal trashcan. HBG is more than likely dealing with several burns, minor in the grand spectrum, but still painful no doubt about that. Eris grabs her opponent and rolls her into the ring… and she grabs that used up trashcan and tosses it into the ring as well! Eris follows up, bringing the trashcan into the corner and picking the Heart Break Gal up off of the mat and holding her in her arms… and hits ANOTHER FALLAWAY SLAM INTO THE CORNER TRASHCAN!!! HBG rolls around holding the small of her back, groaning in agony, but Eris latches right onto that and drags HBG to the center of the ring before hitting a scissors stomp to the back of the head, and another one into that gash on the spine… and now ERIS IS STANDING AND JUMPING DIRECTLY ON TOP OF THE DEEP GASH ON HBG’S BACK! THIS IS A SICK, SADISTIC GIRL THAT ERIS! SHE KNOWS HOW TO INFLICT PAIN IN WHATEVER WAY IS NECESSARY!
Cherish: She sure does, Pierre, and you can see a couple of burns on HBG’s arms — that is from being plunged into those smoldering hot charcoals that were spread out on the ringside floor! Eris essentially has given HBG a taste of her own medicine! But get a look at this, Eris is back outside of the ring and… and IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S GOING FOR ONE OF THOSE BRANDING IRONS FROM A BRAZIER ON TOP OF ONE OF THOSE CHARCOAL-FILLED TRASHCANS! ERIS GAZES INTO THE EMBLEM OF A SNAKE, ALMOST GLOSSY-EYED, WITH A CHESHIRE CAT-LIKE GRIN ON HER FACE! WE KNOW HER INTENTIONS! Eris LeCava re-enters the ring, but notice how she picks up the brazier by it’s handles and slides it onto the ring apron before entering herself with the branding iron in hand! And now look, Eris is watching her idol-turned-rival struggle to get back up to her own two feet… she’s using the ropes, and leaning back in the corner — AND ERIS CHARGES AT HER!!! OH NO!!!!! SHE BRANDS HBG RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES!!!!!!!!
Pierre: NOT YET, HBG COMBAT ROLLS UNDER IT AS ERIS’ BRANDING IRON HITS THE TURNBUCKLE CORNER INSTEAD! HBG RUSHES UP TO ERIS FROM BEHIND — BACKSTABBER!!! ERIS IS SENT FLIPPING BACKWARDS AND DROPS TO THE MAT AFTER THAT COUNTER FROM THE CHAMP! NOW HBG DRAGS IN THE BRAZIER FROM THE APRON WITH BURNING HOT COALS STILL IN IT, AND PLACES IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF ERIS’ FACE… ERIS IS ON THE GROUND RECOVERING WITH HER HEAD HOVERING OVER THE BURNING POT OF COALS, AND HBG RUNS THE ROPES! DEATH BY BANE!!!!!!!! CURB STOMP DRIVING ERIS FACE FIRST INTO BURNING COALS!!!!!!!!!
Cherish: NOBODY HOME! ERIS NARROWLY AVOIDS IT, AND HBG’S FOOT IS DRIVEN INTO THAT BURNING BRAZIER INSTEAD! HBG LETS OUT A SCREAM IN PAIN, HOPPING ON ONE FOOT FOLLOWING THAT COUNTER, AND ERIS JUMPS UP TO HER FEET, GRABS THE BRAZIER, AND DUMPS OUT THE CONTENTS OF THE BRAZIER ALL OVER HER OPPONENT!!! ERIS HAS DOUSED BURNING CHARCOALS ALL OVER HBG’S BODY!!! AND HBG IS ROLLING AROUND, SCREAMING IN PAIN, TOSSING AND TURNING AND TWITCHING BEFORE SHE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING RIGHT BEFORE US! THE VIXENS CHAMPION LETS OUT CRIES OF AGONY AND HAVING TO COPE WITH THE TRAUMATIC BURNING SENSATION ON HER SKIN, AFTER ERIS GIVES HER A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE!
Pierre: You’re absolutely right there, Eris has done EXACTLY what HBG did to her last week on Showdown! It’s almost like Eris is still learning from HBG, even in the heat of this deadly rivalry! HBG is still playing the role of “mentor” in a strange way, and Eris is trying to prove that the student has far surpassed the master!
Cherish: We get a replay of the sequence that just took place: Eris almost branded HBG between the eyes, but HBG managed to counter with a backstabber — but when HBG was set to CURB STOMP Eris face first into the Brazier, Eris dodged it and doused her opponent with burning coals! Now Eris LeCava is back at ringside right after the replay ends and HBG is slumped over our announce table… OH BOY ERIS HAS THE BRANDING IRON IN HER HANDS! ERIS IS HOLDING THE BRANDING IRON OVER HER HEAD AND BRINGS IT DOWN OVER THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF HBG!!!! NO! HBG DODGES, AND ERIS INSTEAD SMASHES THE BRANDING IRON THROUGH THE HOOD OF OUR ANNOUNCE DESK! SHE LITERALLY PUT A BURNING HOLE THROUGH THE TOP OF OUR TABLE! HBG is retreating around the corner, limping mind you after stomping into a brazier of burning coals, and Eris chases after her! BUT HBG PLAYED CAT AND MOUSE, AND SUDDENLY STOPS TO FIRE OFF WITH THE TRAMP STAMP!!! TRAMP STAMP OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!!
Pierre: NOOO ERIS DODGES IT, SHE BACK BENDS UNDER THE KICK LIKE IT WERE THE MATRIX, AND ERIS BLASTS HER WITH THE SPINNING REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE, FOLLOWED BY A SUPERKICK OF HER OWN!!!! SUPERKICK BY ERIS, TURNING HBG INSIDE OUT!!!
Cherish: WHAT A SHOT! SHEESH WHAT THE HELL, YOU COULD FEEL THAT FROM HERE!
Pierre: HBG is laid out right next to another one of those hard metal trashcans full of burning coal, with a brazier sitting on top and a branding iron wedged into it. Eris wipes some sweat off of her forehead before slowly coming back at HBG AND HOISTING HER UP!!!!!!! NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!! WAIT A SECOND!!!!!!!! ERIS WANTS THE BRAINBUSTER INTO THE BRAZIER!!!!! SHE BRAINBUSTER INTO THE CONTAINER OF BURNING HOT COALS!!!!!!!! HBG IS FIGHTING IT!!! SHE IS STRUGGLING, FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE, FIGHTING FOR HER CAREER!!!
Eris: DIE BITCH!!!
Pierre: NO!!!! HBG DROPS TO HER FEET, AND REVERSES THE BRAINBUSTER WITH HER OWN!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!! OH MY GOD!!!! ERIS DROPPED HEAD FIRST INTO THE BRAZIER!!!!! OH MY GOD IN FUCKING HEAVEN!!! ERIS WAS JUST BRAINBUSTERED INTO THE BRAZIER!!!!!
( Eris is seated on the floor, eyes wide open, blood pouring down her face and drenching her torso, convulsing in trauma and collapsing to her side, brought to tears due to the sheer pain she’s in. HBG is on the ringside floor laid out, recovering from the damage she’s dealt with. )
Cherish: LOOOORDY THIS IS TOO MUCH!!!! OH ERIS, POOR ERIS, I FEEL SO BAD! MAN, THIS IS INSANE! THIS IS MORE THAN I EVER WOULD HAVE EXPECTED FROM EITHER OF THEM! HOW CAN EITHER OF THESE LADIES CONTINUE AFTER ALL OF THAT!?
( Medics are checking on both women, but primarily Eris LeCava, who is on her knees but clearly not fully conscious as her blood drips from her face and her hair down to the ringside floor. HBG meanwhile is working her way up to her feet, and replays of the brainbuster HBG hit sending Eris head first into the brazier are shown repeatedly for the next minute. Cut back to ringside… )
Pierre: Eris is having medical examiners flash small lights in her eyes just to see if this match should be stopped, and honestly maybe it should. I think Eris is in trauma, I think she’s gone into shock! Just look at the expression on her face, this is more pain than she’s probably ever had to deal with…. BUT HERE COMES HBG! HBG GRABS ERIS BY HER HAIR AND FLINGS ERIS’ BODY INTO THE BARRICADE! THE TWO MEDICAL EXAMINERS AT RINGSIDE ARE BEGGING HBG TO STOP, BUT HBG COULDN’T GIVE ANY LESS OF A DAMN! SHE WANTS MORE BLOOD SPILLED! HBG SENDS ERIS BACK INTO THE RING, AND WALKS OVER TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RAMP WHERE SHE PICKS UP THE BRAZIER FROM THE FLOOR, STARING INTO THE FORK TONGUED SNAKE MOLD AND STARING BACK AT ERIS… HBG RE ENTERS THE RING, AND WE SEE ERIS ON ONE KNEE, FLINGING HER HAIR BACK BEFORE STANDING UP…….. AND … AND….. HBG DRIVES THE BRANDING IRON INTO THE CHEST!!!!!!
Cherish: MIST!!! MIST TO THE FACE!!! ERIS SPITS MIST INTO THE FACE OF HBG RIGHT BEFORE SHE CAN CONNECT!!! SHE MUST HAVE GRABBED THE CONTENTS FROM A BOOT, OR A POCKET, OR SOMETHING, BUT HBG HAS BEEN STUNNED!!! ON’NAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! HIGH ANGLED BODY SLAM BY ERIS DRIVES HBG ONTO THE BACK OF HER NECK!!!! OH MY GOD!!!! HOW THE HELL DID SHE DO THAT!?!?
Pierre: OTHERWORLD, UNGODLY, ERIS HAS PUSHED HERSELF FARTHER THAN SHE’S EVER BEEN PUSHED BEFORE! HEART BREAK GAL MADE IT IMPERATIVE THAT SHE WOULD SEND ERIS TO HELL, BUT ERIS HAS DECIDED THAT SHE WOULD DRAG HBG DOWN WITH HER, AND HERE WE ARE!
( Eris and HBG are both laid out, as we see a shot of them on the ground with coals scattered out across the ring, a branding iron on the ground, and Eris sitting up.. )
Pierre: LOOK AT ERIS, SHE’S STIRRING… AND AFTER A MOMENT, SHE’S GRABBING THE BRANDING IRON FROM THE GROUND, AND HAS USED EVERY FIBER OF HER BEING TO MUSTER UP THE STRENGTH TO GET BACK TO HER FEET… ERIS, WITH A CRIMSON MASK OF BLOOD MAKING HER FACE ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE, AND HAIR OVER HER FACE, IS STANDING THERE WITH A SLUMPED OVER POSTURE LOOKING LIKE A RED EXORCIST, OR THE BLOODY MARY, AND YOU CAN SEE BEHIND THE HAIR HANGING OVER HER FACE THAT MAD, SADISTIC LOOK IN HER EYES! HEART BREAK GAL HAS NO IDEA WHAT’S COMING FOR HER! ERIS IS JUST STANDING THERE, WATCHING, WAITING, LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF A FREAKING HORROR MOVIE, WHILE HEART BREAK GAL USES THE RING ROPES TO DRAG HERSELF UP! HBG IS STILL SOMEWHAT BLINDED, SHE CAN’T EVEN SEE! SHE’S TRYING TO RECOVER BUT HER FRAME OF VISION HAS BEEN COMPROMISED… AND SHE GETS UP, TURNS AROUND, BARELY ABLE TO RECOGNIZE HER SURROUNDINGS….. AND ERIS HOLDS UP THE BRANDING IRON AND JAVELIN SPIKES IT INTO HER HEAD!!!!!
Cherish: NOT SO FAST! HBG ROUNDHOUSE KICKS THE IRON OUT OF HER ERIS’ HAND! AND HBG HITS THE EVISCERATION!!!! CODEBREAKER TO ERIS LECAVA!!!! BUT ERIS STILL ISN’T DOWN!!!! HBG JUMPS BACK UP, ANOTHER CODEBREAKER!!!!!! ANOTHER EVISCERATION CONNECTS!!!!! BUT ERIS STUMBLES BACK INTO THE ROPES, STAGGERING, STUMBLING, BUT STILL ON HER FEET!!! HOW??? HOW??? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!?!? ERIS’ MOMENTUM, OR DRIVE, OR SECOND NATURE HAS KEPT HER ON HER FEET, AND SHE’S COMING RIGHT BACK AT HBG!
Pierre: OH MY GOD!!! HBG DRIVES THE BRANDING IRON INTO THE RIBS OF ERIS!!!!!! IT’S OVER!!!!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( Eris drops to the floor, laying over the branding iron unconscious, while HBG drops down to all fours panting and heaving. )
RA: Your winner and STILL THE EAW VIXENS CHAMPION….. THE HEART!!! BREAK!!! GAAAAAAAAAL!!!!
( “King of the World” comes back on, and HBG can barely react as the official places the title besides her and raises her arm. HBG, on all fours, hovers over the title belt still barely able to move following her victory. )
Pierre: ERIS LECAVA HAS BEEN BRANDED RIGHT ON HER STOMACH! FOR HEAVENS SAKES! WITHOUT A DOUBT, THIS WAS THE BLOODIEST, MOST GRUESOME, MOST DESTRUCTIVE VIXENS MATCH THAT EAW HAS EVER HAD!
Cherish: *shudders* I knew this wasn’t going to be pretty, I just didn’t expect this. This became a horror movie so quickly, I almost feel in shock watching it!
Pierre: These two beautiful, powerful, highly skilled trained athletes turned this place upside down! There’s coal, ashes, metal scrap, sweat, blood, tears and soot EVERYWHERE! Skin has been singed, bodies have been broken, blood has been spilled, flesh has been burned! You would think I were talking about this night, but I’m just referring to this match!
( HBG rolls out of the ring and is assisted by referees up the ramp, as one of them hold her Vixens title for her and she has to sling both arms over the shoulders of the officials. We then see Eris, in the ring, being tended to by medics, as we see an unclear mark of a serpent on her midsection, along with other burns and bruises across her body. )
Cherish: I guess this is it. The story of an apprentice and her idol comes to a morbid and unfortunate close. All good things, I suppose must come to an end. This one came to a bloody end.
( The camera follows The Heart Break Gal up the ramp, but then back down to Eris LeCava, until it fades elsewhere. )
(Replays of both Dynasty and Voltage plays.)
(The camera cuts back into the arena, the crowd on their feet with roars of cheers… and it pans back into the ring.)
Ring Announcer: THIS FOLLOWING MATCH IS AN INFERNO MATCH!!!… THE ONLY WAY TO WIN THIS MATCH IS BY SETTING YOUR OPPONENT ON FIRE!!!
(“Outlaw” by Disciple hits, and Zack Crash enters into an earful of boos, wearing “OMERTA” styled attire, he walks slowly down to the ring.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, from Charleston, West Virginia, weighing in at 225 POOOOOOOOOOUNDSSS!!!!… HE IS THE “KINGPIN”… ZAAAAAAACKKKKKKKKKK CRAAAAAAAAASHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Cherish: A MATCH I’VE EAGERLY BEEN WAITING TO SEE IS FINALLY HAPPENING NOW! Zack Crash has made a new and I think a very unexpected enemy out of a very strange foe in Ryder… Crash gave Ryder his way back into EAW, but immediately used Ryder as a way of sending a message to the people in the back and the fans all around! These two have been going at each other’s neck ever since the draft show!
Pierre McGuire: I think this is a perfect opportunity for Crash to reassert his dominance in EAW! He takes out a beloved character in EAW, and what’s left?! He continues to knock down foes one after another! I may not agree with his tactics at times… but he really does provide with valid results!
(“Hell of a Night” by Schoolboy Q plays, as Matt Ryder jogs out into the arena, wearing a “BROSKIS > OMERTA” t-shirt, he continues to jog down to the ring, slapping fans hands on the way down.)
Pierre McGuire: The underdog is here! Matt Ryder is the REAL underdog in this situation! He’s only maybe what?! Five weeks back into the company?! It’s going to be a tough bout to win, but if he manages to pick up the win… he can prove that he’s here to stay! He can show everyone that even though his long absence affected him vastly—Ryder is still a top caliber elitist!
Cherish: I don’t think there’s any doubt that Ryder can compete with Crash, but I will certainly be impressed if he gets this victory! I think I’m rooting for Ryder as much as these lovely fans are! I want to see him succeed, but can he do it!? LET’S FIND OUT!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cherish: This inferno match between Crash and Ryder is officially underway and here we go! Ryder and Crash circle around the ring, eyeing each other down, but keeping extra ring awareness with the flames surrounding them… Ryder extends his hand for a test of strength! It seems Crash reaches out to accept—BUT CRASH BACKHANDS RYDER IN THE FACE! AND FIRES OFF WITH PLENTIFUL KNIFE EDGE CHOPS! Crash is already forcing Ryder toward the flames… AND ALREADY! THE FLAMES BEGINS TO ODDLY ASCEND AS RYDER GETS CLOSER… BUT RYDER WITH A KICK TO TO CRASH’S GUT! AND RYDER HOOKS CRASH IN BY THE HEAD! Ryder in a rush is trying to drag Crash toward the fire, but the fire quickly descends! This is outrageous! crash is using his “connections” to rig this match! BUT RYDER TURNS HIM AROUND!!! CLASSIC SUPLEX FROM RYDER! He drops Crash on his back and gets back to his feet! Crash is in a hurry to his feet as well… AND IS MET WITH A FOREARM SMASH TO THE HEAD! AND ONE MORE FOREARM SMASH! Ryder swings for a thi— CRASH SHOVES HIM BACKWARDS!!! Ryder stumbles back, Crash back to his feet! AND CRASH RUNS AT RYDER FOR A SPEAR!!!
Pierre McGuire: BUT RYDER SIDESTEPS OUT OF THE WAY!!! AND RYDER THROWS CRASH SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!!! CRASH GETS DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO THE FLAMES…. BUT THE FLAMES ONCE AGAIN DESCEND BEFORE CRASH COMES INTO CONTACT WITH THEM! Ryder is shouting in clear frustration, but I think he and everyone else expected this to happen! Ryder sets himself up behind Crash, AND DEADLIFTS HIM UP!!! DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX!!! MY GOD ALMIGHTY!!! RYDER DISPLAYING SOME PURE IN-RING SKILL HERE! And Ryder keeps his grip locked around Crash’s waist! I think he wants to go for another GERMAN SUPLEX!! HE DOES! BUT CRASH LATCHES ONTO RYDER’S ANKLES! CRASH REFUSES TO GO ANYWHERE! AND CRASH SWINGS BACKWARDS AT RYDER WITH ELBOW STRIKES! Ryder taking an overwhelmingly amount of elbows to the head, he releases his hold! AND CRASH TURNS AROUND! AND IMMEDIATELY CONNECTS WITH A SIDE EFFECT ONTO RYDER! HE TAKES RYDER DOWN! Crash reversing the pace of this match, getting back to his feet… he drags Ryder up to his feet! AND HE WHIPS RYDER INTO THE CORNER! AND MY LORD THE FLAMES ASCEND ONCE AGAIN! IT’S ALMOST A WALL OF FIRE— AND RYDER JOLTS OUT OF THE CORNER BY PURE INSTINCT!
Cherish: RYDER STUMBLES RIGHT INTO A FIERCE ENZUIGIRI FROM ZACK CRASH!!! Crash is preparing every offensive move before Ryder even gets a chance to retaliate or counter! He’s easily going to dictate how this match goes, because of the management he’s paid off! That fire is NEVER going to touch him! Mark MY words! Crash back to his feet, he stomps all over Ryder’s grounded body! And slowly lifts him back onto his feet! CRASH LIFTS RYDER ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! AND HE DROPS RYDER GUT FIRST ONTO CRASH’S SHARP KNEE! FIREMAN’S CARRY GUTBUSTER CONNECTS! Ryder is feeling Crash’s wrath right now! I hope he’s come into this match fully prepared! Ryder holds onto his stomach, dropped back into a seated position in the ring… and Crash backs away from Matt, USING THE DISTANCE AS A MOMENTUM TO SPRINT FORWARDS!!! A RUNNING ROLLING SENTON CONNECTS! AND CRASH LANDS HARD ON RYDER’S CHEST AND GUT!!! Ryder is taking a BEATING! Crash rises back to his feet, cocking a grin as he looks down to Ryder… and he starts to drag Ryder closer toward the fire that surrounds that ring all around! He gets Ryder closer and closer… BUT RYDER TRIPS CRASH UP!!! CRASH FALLS FORWARD HEAD FIRST ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE! HE MIGHT HAVE JUST WON THE MATCH, RYDER DID!!!!
Pierre McGuire: NOPE! THE RING CREW ON HIS SIDE IS ENSURING THE FIRE IS OUT BEFORE HE MAKES CONTACT WITH IT! Crash is left neck hung on the bottom rope, but the fire is still out! Ryder is back to his feet! AND HE. IS. LIVID. Ryder rushes behind Crash, dragging him backwards onto his feet with his hair! AND RYDER KNEES HIM IN THE SPINE! AND HOOKS HIS ARM AROUND HIS NECK!!! AND RYDER LIFTS CRASH BACKWARDS!!! REVERSE SUPLEX CONNECTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! And Ryder once again keeps his grip firmly grasped around Crash’s neck! He spins around on the mat to where he’s able to lift Crash up once again on his feet! AND RYDER HAS HIM POSITIONED… REVERSE DDT! RYDER PLANTS THE BACK OF CRASH’S HEAD ONTO THE CANVAS!!! Ryder taking control of the match once again! These two continue to do their best to avoid touching the fire, Ryder more so than Crash! Crash is slowly crawling back to his feet, but Ryder pulls him up! AND RYDER WHIPS CRASH INTO THE CORNER!!! THIS COULD BE BAD!!!
Cherish: BUT BOTH SIDES OF THE APRON’S FIRE IS OUT! THE FIRE IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN! AND RYDER DOESN’T SEEM TO CARE! RYDER MEASURES CRASH UP… OH BOY! HERE WE GO! WE ALL KNOW WHAT’S NEXT! HE THROWS HIS FIST INTO THE AIR! FIST PUMP!!!… AND DARTS AFTER CRASH IN THE CORNER!!! BROSKI BOOT! THE RUNNING BIG BOOT IN THE CORNER!!! DOES NOT CONNECT! CRASH SIDESTEPS OUT OF IT! HE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!!! AND RYDER LEG IS CAUGHT UP ON THE TOP ROPE—AND OH NO!!! THE FIRE QUICKLY RISES! AND RYDER FROM BEHIND! RYDER IS TRYING TO FORCE RYDER FURTHER INTO THE FIRE! AND IT’S BUILDING! BUT RYDER THROWS ELBOWS BACK! HE’S FIGHTING BACK! AND THE FIRE IS TOUCHING HIS TIGHTS— BUT MATT PULLS HIS LEG OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! He ensures there’s no tiny bit of fire caught on his leg, BUT CRASH PULLS RYDER RIGHT INTO A SNAP POWERSLAM!!! Ryder is taken off his feet as Crash gets to a knee… he looks over to Matt and then jumps up to the corner! The fire is out as soon as he’s close to it and Crash uses this to his advantage! He climbs up the ropes!
Pierre McGuire: This is taking a HUGE risk! Crash is up to the second, now the third rope! HE’S PERCHED! BUT RYDER!!! RYDER IS UP AND RUSHES TO THE CORNER!!! HE SHOVES HIMSELF INTO THE ROPES! AND THIS CAUSES CRASH TO LOSE BALANCE! AND HE DROPS GROIN FIRST ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE! OUCH! EVERY MAN WATCHING IN THE AUDIENCE AND LIVE AT HOME ARE CRINGING RIGHT NOW! MY GENITALS HURT FROM THIS! Ryder proceeds to climb up the ropes right after, Crash’s widened eyes and open mouth explains every feeling about that… nut shot! AND RYDER HAS HIM PULLED IN… GERMAN SUPLEX!!!! GERMAN SUPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE!!!! CRASH LANDS VIOLENTLY DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS! AND RYDER LATCHES ONTO THE ROPES KEEPING HIMSELF ON THE TOP ROPE! Ryder turns around on the top, looking down to Ryder grasping at his lower back on the mat! Ryder starts to stand— BUT THE FIRE RISES ONCE MORE! AND IT’S REALLY CLOSE TO MATT! HE HAS NO CHOICE TO LEAP OFF THE ROPE AND AFTER ZACK FOR A DIVING ELBOW DROP!!!!… CRASH ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! RYDER GOES ELBOW FIRST INTO THE RING MAT! CRASHING AND BURNING! THANKFULLY NOT LITERALLY ON THE SECOND HALF!
Cherish: Ryder and Crash are both down and out, Crash however seems to be stirring! Crash slowly bringing himself back to a knee, while Ryder is now crawling to his feet! Ryder is on his hands and knees, Crash is UP! Crash walks over toward Ryder, pulling him up by his head! RYDER WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!! CRASH STUMBLES BACK… AND ANOTHER EURO—JAPANESE ARMDRAG COUNTER! Ryder rushes back to his feet, stumbling a bit! Groggy and all! ANOTHER JAPANESE ARM DRAG TAKES RYDER DOWN! Ryder taking a bit more time to rise up! AND CRASH WITH A STIFF KICK TO RYDER’S STOMACH! AND CRASH PULLS HIM IN—RYDER FORCES CRASH INTO THE CORNER!!! CORNER SPEAAAARRRR!!!! BUT THE FIRE IT OUT! THE FIRE IS OUT ON BOTH SIDES! THIS IS REALLY GETTING RIDICULOUS NOW! Crash beats down on Ryder’s upper neck with his forearms! AND CRASH WITH AN UPLIFT KNEE TO RYDER’S FACE! Ryder flies backwards! CRASH CHARGES OUT OF THE CORNER! RUNNING FLYING ELBOW INTO MATT RYDER’S FACE!!! NO! RYDER JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY! SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE SIDE OF CRASH’S HEAD! Crash catches himself before he goes rushing into the ropes as if he even needs to bother! AND RYDER SPINS CRASH AROUND!!! HE SPINS HIM AROUND INTO POSITION FOR THE LONG ISLAND LIFETIME!!! THE SWINGING REVERSE STO!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS, PIERRE?
Pierre McGuire: I CAN!!! I CAN BELIEVE IT! MATT RYDER HAS BEEN A TOP PHYSICAL COMPETITOR ON THE SHOWDOWN ROSTER SINCE RETURNING!!! AND HE DRAGS CRASH BACKWARDS!!!… HE WANTS TO GET A QUICK ONE IN ON THE RING MANAGEMENT! HE’S TRYING TO BE UNPREDICTABLE! HE WANTS TO LONG ISLAND LIFETIME ON THE APRON!!! CAN HE DO IT?! I THINK HE CAN! GO MATT GO! HE GOES FOR IT!!!
(The lights go out…)
Cherish: WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THE MEANING OF THIS!? I think we’re having some technical difficulties!
(The fire surrounding the ring extinguishes, leaving the arena in pitch black darkness.)
Pierre McGuire: DID CRASH SET THIS UP? I WOULDN’T DOUBT IT!
(… GONG …)
Cherish: N-N… NO! WHAT?!
(The fire around the ring lights back up, illuminating on Crash and Ryder inside the ring… but an additional third person too.)
(… GONG …)
(The lights switch back on; revealing Hades standing in the middle of the ring, staring down a surprised Matt Ryder, as the fire wildly ascends around them.)
Pierre McGuire: OH MY GOD!!! OH MY GOD!!! IT’S HADES! WHAT IS HADES DOING HERE?! WHAT PURPOSE DOES HADES HAVE IN THIS MATCH?!! HE’S A DYNASTY ELITIST! NOT SHOWDOWN! GET OFF OUR BRAND YOU MONSTER!
Cherish: AND RYDER DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO… SO HE CHARGES AT HADES!!! BUT HADES GRABS RYDER AROUND THE THROAT! AND HADES LIFTS RYDER SO FAR INTO THE AIR! THE ELEVATION IS REAL! CHOKESLAM! CHOKESLAM STRAIGHT TO HELL! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT WE’RE WITNESSING HERE!
(Zack Crash in the corner stands up, and Hades looks him dead in the eyes…)
Pierre McGuire: BUT I DON’T THINK HADES IS THROUGH HERE, CHERISH! I THINK HE SEES ONE MORE…
(Zack Crash steps forward, extending his hand toward Hades… and Hades reluctantly shakes his hand.)
Cherish: WHAT?!?!? WHAT?!?! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! IS THIS HADES… JOINING OMERTA?! I’M SO CONFUSED HERE! AND NOW CRASH HAS DIRECTED HIS ATTENTION TO RYDER! A KNOCKED OUT RYDER! HE GRIPS HIM BY THE HAIR… AND HE SLOWLY DRAGS HIM TOWARD THE FIRE! CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THAT WILD FIRE!
Zack Crash: IN OMERTA… WE TRUST!
Pierre McGuire: NO! NO! NOT THIS WAY! CRASH SHOVES THE SIDE OF RYDER’S FACE INTO THE FIRE!!! HE’S WON THE MATCH AS THE SIDE OF RYDER’S FACE CATCHES ON FIRE!!! RYDER IS SCREAMING IN PAIN AND AGONY! CRASH KEEPS HIS FACE THERE FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE UNTIL RYDER FORCES HIMSELF OUT OF THE FIRE!!! SOMEONE HELP THAT POOR BROSKI!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Outlaw” by Disciple blares throughout the entire arena, the fire surrounding the ring goes out, as medical personnel quickly rush into the ring with towels, water, burn paste, assisting Matt Ryder as he holds onto his face, shouting in pain, Crash stands up with a devilish grin, tilting his head at Ryder…)
Ring Announcer: The winner of this match… ZAAAAAAAAAAACKKKKKKK CRAAAAAAAAAASHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Cherish: THIS ENDED JUST HOW I EXPECTED IT TO END! CRASH HAVING AN ACE UP HIS SLEEVE… HE HAD TWO ACES UP HIS SLEEVE THOUGH! I WAS NOT EXPECTING HADES TO EVEN BE HERE TONIGHT! THIS WAS A SHOCKER TO ME!
Pierre McGuire: IT WAS A SHOCKER TO THE WHOLE WORLD! WHO WOULD HAVE EXPECTED HADES OF ALL PEOPLE TO ASSIST CRASH?! I GET THEY HAVE HISTORY… BUT COME ON!
(Hades and Crash keep their distance, as Crash locks eyes with Hades… Hades nods his heads.)
(… GONG …)
(The lights go out once again, and then come back on shortly after to reveal Hades no longer is within the ring.)
Cherish: He came, he conquered… and he saved Zack Crash’s sorry ass! Matt Ryder was THIS close from setting his pretty face on fire! I’m flabbergasted at how this match turned out! I just want to know WHY?!
Pierre McGuire: I don’t think we’re going to get answers tonight, Cherish… but I’m sure Crash will explain himself soon enough!
(The camera fixates itself on Crash exiting the ring, laughing quite a bit at Matt Ryder, while the camera pans back over toward Ryder, as medics are still trying to assist him, but he’s tossing and turning, grabbing at his face, shouting “MY FACE! MY FACE!”… as the camera fades elsewhere.)
(The camera transitions backstage, where we’re joined by Robert X. Johnson…)
Robert X. Johnson: Hello everyone! Robert X. Johnson here to remind you that you can buy my new e-book; “How To Win A Match” only available on EAWShop.com! But anyway… joining me here tonight, Tiberius Jones!
(Tiberius Jones steps onto the scene, holding the Cash in the Vault briefcase with his left hand, he’s got a huge grin on his face.)
Robert X. Johnson: Thanks for joining me, Tiberius! I’d like to start off this interview by asking… what are your thoughts on tonight’s match?! That’s an easy way to get an interview rolling right?!
Tiberius Jones: I guess, but you’re pretty average compared to Drake Jaeger’s interviewer personality. But my thoughts? Who the hell cares! I’m winning, is that what you want to hear? Do you want a straight forward response like that bland Lioncross? I don’t need to go into detail about how I intend to burn this man two different times. It’s all going to be set in motion once the match begins. You should be asking me where Lioncross will go once I successfully defeat him and convince Damien Murrow to have him return my contract!
Robert X. Johnson: But Jones, you didn’t win Cash in the Va—
Tiberius Jones: ROBERT, ROBERT, ROBERT… HOW DARE YOU OFFEND THIS EAW COMMUNITY! Did you not watch the spectacle that was Pain for Pride 9?! I think if you did, you would see me climbing the ladder to retrieve the briefcase! How were you hired again? If you don’t even bother to watch the greatest event of all time, and witness me win the 2016 Match of the Year candidate if not WINNER! Why have you not gotten a pink slip yet?! I heard that chump Erebos, or Erebus, whatever his name is — got released from Dynasty! And then those thirsty dessert dwellers on Voltage picked him up! Maybe you could go perform interviews over there, huh?! Sound like a great idea?! I hear they’re in need of replacement for Pierre McGuire anyway!
Robert X. Johnson: But I like my job here on Showdown…
Tiberius Jones: Then why don’t you start doing it seriously? If you can’t approach me with serious questions like; “When do you plan to cash in?” “What’s your next move after defeating Lioncross?”, or even “Why are you not involved with the main event after PINNING the Answers World Champion, Ares Vendetta?!” I’d take you a whole lot more seriously then! BUT UNTIL THEN… piss off.
(Tiberius Jones walks off the set, shoving the microphone into Robert X. Johnson’s chest, as he just stands there silent, looking at the camera asking “What do I do?!”… but the camera would just transition back into the arena.)
(Camera pans back to ringside)
Ring Announcer: The following contest is a FIRST-EVER SCORCHED ROPES MATCH AND IS FOR THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP!!! The rules of the match are this: the ropes are cloth wrapped and doused in flammable oil, halfway through the match, the ropes are going to be set on fire and to win, you have to either pin or submit your opponent!
Cherish: Uhhh, to give you some background on this match, it was a few weeks ago on Showdown that JJ Silva had a congratulatory for himself and his so-called success, he’d invite Chris Elite but Chris Elite wouldn’t congratulate him on his success, he was there to make it known that he’s not going to sit in the back and let guys like JJ Silva succeed – Chris Elite has gotten tired of hearing the doubters and naysayers, he’s gotten tired of guys like JJ Silva telling him that he’s never going to be a success and here tonight, he’s getting the one thing he had been asking for, for weeks – a match against JJ Silva!
Pierre McGuire: Things got somewhat more personal after Chris Elite threatened JJ Silva and insinuated that he’d hurt JJ Silva’s fiancé to get a match with him which offended JJ Silva and ticked him off even more but the threats weren’t going to get him a match against JJ Silva – no, JJ Silva tried to use Damien Murrow to ensure that there wasn’t going to be a match for tonight but Damien Murrow wasn’t going to be used, he knew what JJ Silva was trying to do and he made it official for tonight, in a first-ever Scorched Ropes match nevertheless! We know what kind of match this is going to be and I can’t wait for the bell to ring!
(“Many Men (Wish Death)” by 50 Cent plays throughout the arena as Chris Elite makes his way to the stage in a black, dark red and white ring attire)
Ring Announcer: First, making his way to the ring… from Brooklyn, New York!… weighing in at 225 pounds!… THE CHALLENGER… CHRIS EEEEELLLLLIIIIITTTTTEEEEE!!!…
Cherish: Chris Elite has had a change of heart, he used to be so cocky, so full of himself that the fans couldn’t like him but after he refused to congratulate JJ Silva on his success, the fans got on their feet and cheered for him and that could be because of their disdain for JJ Silva! Chris Elite is, like aforementioned, tired of sitting back and letting others take what could be his! This is a Chris Elite with intent – he intends on taking the one thing that makes JJ Silva so successful and that’s the title that he has hardly defended! Tonight, JJ Silva defends the title but can he successfully retain it against a Chris Elite with intent?
(“Lost Forgotten Sons” by Rise Against plays throughout the arena as JJ Silva makes his way to the stage in a black and dark blue ring attire with the New Breed Championship around his waist)
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, making his way to the ring… from Lexington, Kentucky!… weighing in at 245 pounds!… HE’S THE REIGNING AND DEFENDING EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION… JJ SSSSSIIIIILLLLLVVVVVAAAAA!!!…
Pierre McGuire: That’s what we’re going to find out here in a moment but there he is with the title on his shoulder and for some reason, he has a big smirk on his face, could this be the kind of match he was expecting? Could this be the kind of match he was looking forward to? The ropes are wrapped in cloth at the moment but at some point in the match, it’s going to be doused in flammable oil and set on fire! This match is going to get heated, literally! JJ Silva has had enough of the threats from Chris Elite, he’s not making any of his own tonight, he’s out here to defend and retain the title! He’s out here to show that he’s the biggest success here on Showdown!
(JJ Silva unstraps the New Breed Championship from around his waist and raises it before folding and handing it to the referee, then the referee hands it to the timekeeper before signaling for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Cherish: We couldn’t wait for this and there’s no more waiting because the bell has rung! Chris Elite is making sure to keep an eye on JJ Silva and his antics… JJ Silva though is slowly stepping forward and so is Chris Elite… the two try to lock up but JJ Silva knees him in the midsection! Then an elbow to the back! Chris is on one knee here and JJ is soaking in the boos… JJ picks him up… Chris with a kick to the side of the leg of JJ and then gets him with a BIG step-up enzuigiri! Ouch! The boot smacked off the back of JJ’s head and JJ is down on the mat! Quickly, Chris makes sure he’s nowhere near the ropes and shifts him onto his back before pinning him!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!………
Pierre McGuire: JJ Silva manages to kick out after the count of two and Chris Elite sticks to the offense here… he picks him up and gets him in a lock up before throwing him towards the turnbuckle… he goes into it back-first! JJ is there in the corner and Chris runs at him… he’s stopped with a kick to the mouth! JJ stops him and Chris staggers backwards… he’s checking on his mouth, making sure that he’s not bleeding from it… JJ with a running elbow into the side of the head of Chris! JJ gets down and knees him in the head several times! A series of vicious knees to the head of Chris and he’s defenseless on the mat! He’s unable to defend himself on the mat and JJ is making sure to keep him in this position… JJ gets on top of him and throws a bunch of close-handed punches to the forehead! It’s like he’s trying to bust him open! Chris though is trying to defend himself with JJ on top of him… elbow to the head! Chris with a second elbow to the head! Then a third! With that last elbow, JJ falls backwards onto the mat! Chris gets back up to his feet and JJ shifts himself onto his stomach before slowly getting back up to his feet… Chris grabs him from behind and intertwines his fingers… release German suplex! Hold on— how?! JJ is barely on his feet and Chris is unaware that JJ is standing behind him! JJ kicks him from behind and quickly sets him up but Chris shoves JJ off of him! Chris shoves him off and into the ropes… JJ rebounds off of them and… PSYCH-OUT LARIAT! JJ TAKES CHRIS OUT WITH A PSYCH-OUT LARIAT AND CHRIS SITS UP FOR A MOMENT AND COUGHS ROUGHLY BEFORE LYING ON THE MAT WITH HIS BODY SPREAD OUT… JJ HOOKS ONE OF THE LEGS FOR THE PIN!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!………
Cherish: That’s a two! JJ Silva is yelling at the referee right now… he’s yelling at him, telling him that was a three but the referee is clarifying him that was a two! JJ gets back up to his feet and argues with the referee some more… there’s a verbal disagreement between them and JJ couldn’t care less of what the referee thinks, he thinks he won the match! He’s yelling at him, telling him to ring the bell but the referee isn’t complying with him… JJ is getting angry… he gets the referee in a choke-hold! He’s choking the referee right now! That’s unnecessary! JJ keeps choking the referee… he tightens the hold… ELITE CUTTER!!! CHRIS HITS JJ WITH THE ELITE CUTTER AND SAVES THE REFEREE!!! THE REFEREE IS ON THE MAT, TRYING TO BREATHE AFTER BEING CHOKED AND CHRIS IS CHECKING UP ON THE REFEREE! THE REFEREE IS OKAY! That’s a relief or else we’d be without a referee… or replace him, either way, I’m glad he’s okay! The referee has to officiate the match though… he gets up to his feet with the aid of Chris Elite and leans against the ropes before alerting Chris Elite… JJ Silva with a dropkick! Chris is backed up into the corner and JJ quickly gets back up to his feet before throwing some close-handed punches to the head of Chris! He’s getting back at him for interrupting him! He takes a few steps backwards… running elbow! Chris gets out of there though and JJ’s elbow hits the turnbuckle padding! JJ is tending to the bruised elbow… Chris headbutts JJ several times before setting him up… EXPLODER SUPLEX! EXPLODER SUPLEX INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! THE BACK OF JJ SILVA SMACKS AGAINST THE PADDING AND HE FOLDS ONTO THE MAT! HE HAS TO BE OUT! CHRIS MAKES THE PIN!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!………
Pierre McGuire: NO! JJ SILVA’S FOOT IS ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! IN A LAST DITCH EFFORT, JJ SILVA PUT HIS LEFT FOOT ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE! Chris Elite is there, seated, realizing the foot is on the bottom rope before getting back up to his feet… he’s going to end it here! He’s going to end it before the ropes are set on fire! It’s near the halfway point of the match and Chris is going to try to end the match right here! He picks him up and sets him up… PROTECT YA— NO! JJ BARELY GETS OUT OF THERE, THAT COULD’VE BEEN THE END OF THE MATCH THERE IF CHRIS HIT HIM WITH THAT BRAINBUSTER BUT JJ IS BEHIND HIM… LOW BLOW! A LOW BLOW TO CHRIS ELITE! JJ SHIFTS HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS, ON THE MAT, GRIPPING THE TIGHTS! HE’S OUTRIGHT CHEATING! THE REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO COUNT IT BECAUSE IT’S FAIR! THE COUNT!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THR—
Cherish: SO CLOSE! THAT COULD’VE BEEN THE END OF THE MATCH, JJ SILVA COULD’VE CHEATED TO GET THE WIN AND RETAIN HIS TITLE BUT CHRIS ELITE BROKE OUT OF THE PIN! JJ is trying to think of what happened there and how the pin was broken if he was gripping the tights but JJ has to think quickly here before Chris gets to his feet… JJ picks him up and Chris shoves him off… SUPERKICK!!! SUPERKICK TO THE MOUTH OF JJ AND JJ IS STAGGERED; HE’S STILL ON HIS FEET BUT HE’S STAGGERING BACK AND FORTH… SUPERKICK!!! THAT SUPERKICK TAKES HIM OFF OF HIS FEET AND CHRIS STUMBLES ONTO THE MAT BESIDE HIM!!! JJ SILVA AND CHRIS ELITE ARE DOWN! JJ SILVA IS TRYING TO OPEN HIS EYES BUT HE’S HAVING A HARD TIME OPENING THEM AFTER THE PAIR OF SUPERKICKS AND CHRIS ELITE IS INHALING AND EXHALING SLOWLY! Uh oh…
(Several EAW ringside workers get on the ring apron and pour the flammable oil onto the clothed ropes while JJ Silva and Chris Elite are down before setting the ropes on fire)
Pierre McGuire: THIS JUST GOT MORE INTERESTING! OUR RINGSIDE WORKERS SAFELY SET THE ROPES ON FIRE AND GOT OUT OF THERE… JJ SILVA AND CHRIS ELITE ARE STILL DOWN AND UNAWARE THAT THE ROPES ARE ON FIRE! NEITHER OF THEM ARE MOVING! Oh? Chris Elite is up! Chris Elite is up and notices the ropes are on fire… he grins widely? What is he grinning for? Could he possibly be thinking, no… he picks JJ up and whips him into the ropes… JJ’S BACK HITS THE ROPES AND QUICKLY GETS ON THE MAT, TENDING TO HIS BACK WHICH GOT SLIGHTLY BURNT FROM THE ROPES!!! JJ IS CRYING OUT!!! Chris, with a grin on his face, picks him back up and… HE GETS KNEED IN THE MOUTH! JJ WITH A KNEE TO THE MOUTH AND HE WHIPS CHRIS INTO THE ROPES… CHRIS REBOUNDS OFF OF THEM BUT GETS SLIGHTLY BURNED IN THE PROCESS… POWERSLAM! JJ HITS HIM WITH A REBOUND POWERSLAM BEFORE PICKING HIM BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND HITS HIM WITH AN INVERTED FACELOCK BACKBREAKER! What— What’s this? He’s setting him back up… NECKBREAKER SLAM! MY GOODNESS! THAT’S HOW JJ SILVA HAS REACTED TO THE SCORCHED ROPES, HE’S NOT LIKING THE EFFECTS IT HAS ON HIS BODY AND HE’S TAKING HIS FRUSTRATIONS OUT ON CHRIS ELITE HERE! HE’S CLEARLY FRUSTRATED WITH THIS KIND OF MATCH AND HE’S GOING TO TRY TO END IT HERE WITH A QUICK PIN!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!………
Cherish: THAT’S NOT THE END OF THE MATCH BECAUSE CHRIS ELITE KICKED OUT AFTER THE COUNT OF TWO! A TWO COUNT AND JJ SILVA IS GETTING MORE FRUSTRATED… HE GETS ON TOP OF HIM AND THROWS MULTIPLE ELBOWS INTO THE HEAD! ELBOW AFTER ELBOW AFTER ELBOW TO THE HEAD OF CHRIS! JJ gets off of him and drags him to the ropes before… oh God… no, not like this! He’s not going to… he is! He’s choking Chris with the ropes and Chris is getting burnt! Chris is yelling out in pain; he’s choking with the ropes against his throat, this could be bad… ref, for God’s sake, break it up! The referee… the referee is going to have to break it up before we have to get the EMTs out here! The referee has broken it up and JJ gets back up to his feet… Chris shifts onto his back and away from the ropes, rubbing his throat before showing the marks on his throat… ugh, I can’t look!
Pierre McGuire: I can! You have to stomach these kind of things if you’re a commentator and I’ve been commentating for YEARS but I’m trying to figure out HOW Chris Elite is STILL going! He’s moving, slowly but he’s moving! JJ Silva though kicks him in the head and keeps him on the mat before picking him up himself… he sets him up… he gets smacked in the side of the head with a punch! Numerous punches to the head of JJ and he’s staggered… Chris avoided it and sets him up… EXPLODER SUPLEX!!! EXPLODER SUPLEX INTO THE ROPES AND JJ FALLS ONTO THE BACK OF HIS NECK!!! HE’S KICKING THE MAT WITH HIS FEET AFTER GETTING SUPLEXED INTO THE ROPES AND HE’S TRYING TO WITHSTAND THE PAIN!!! HE’S TRYING TO WITHSTAND THE BURNING OF HIS BARE BACK!!! Chris isn’t stopping there, no, he drags him to the middle of the ring before picking him up… JJ KICKS HIM IN THE MIDSECTION AND SETS HIM UP, HE HAS HIM… CODE OF SILVA!!! CODE OF SILVA ON THE BACK OF CHRIS’ NECK AND HE’S OUT OF IT!!! HE’S OUT, MOTIONLESS ON THE MAT!!! THAT’S IT! THAT HAS TO BE THE END OF THE MATCH! JJ IS GOING TO RETAIN THE TITLE! THE PIN!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THR—
Cherish: I’M… I’M BAFFLED! HE KICKED OUT AGAIN! JJ Silva, with eyes wide open, is getting even more frustrated with Chris Elite before picking and setting him back up… CODE OF— NO! IT’S COUNTERED! IT’S COUNTERED WITH THE STO BEFORE TRANSITIONING INTO THE KOJI CLUTCH!!! THE GRIDLOCK!!! CHRIS’ GOT THE GRIDLOCK IN ON JJ!!! JJ HAS NOWHERE TO GO!!! ONE OF THE MOST TOUGHEST SUBMISSIONS TO GET OUT OF, THE GRIDLOCK IS IN TIGHT AND JJ IS TRYING TO REACH FOR THE ROPES… HE’S REACHING… HAS HE FORGOT THE ROPES ARE ON FIRE?! IS HE OUT OF HIS MIND?! HE’S TRYING TO REACH FOR THEM THOUGH… HE’S OUT OF HIS MIND, HE’S LOST IT… HE DON’T CARE OF WHAT HE HAS TO GO THROUGH HERE TO KEEP THE TITLE! HE’S LOSING LIFE! HE’S STRUGGLING TO GET TO THE ROPES… HE’S LOSING MORE LIFE… THE GRIDLOCK IS LOCKED IN SO TIGHT THAT THERE’S NO WAY FOR HIM TO GET OUT OF IT BUT TO GET THE ROPE BREAK! CAN HE GET IT?! IS HE GOING TO GET IT?! HE’S THERE… HE’S ITCHING TOWARDS THE ROPES AND CHRIS IS TRYING TO TIGHTEN THE SUBMISSION TO KEEP HIM LOCKED IN IT… HE’S THERE! He… he…
Pierre McGuire: He taps! He taps! JJ Silva has tapped out!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Many Men (Wish Death)” by 50 Cent plays throughout the arena as Chris Elite breathes heavily and slowly gets up to his feet)
Ring Announcer: Here’s your winner… AND NEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW EAW NEW BREED CHAMPIONNNNNNNN… CHRIS EEEEELLLLLIIIIITTTTTEEEEE!!!
Cherish: I’m STILL baffled at how he somehow managed to kick out of the Code of Silva but he locked JJ Silva in The Gridlock and made him submit! After YEARS, Chris Elite has won his FIRST EAW title! He might be exhausted right now but he has every right to sit here for a moment and take this moment to realize he has won the New Breed Championship – he has EARNED this moment!
Pierre McGuire: Something you said that was so interesting to me, is that it’s been YEARS… years that Chris Elite has been in this business and he hadn’t won a title but tonight? At Dia Del Diablo? Chris Elite has won his FIRST EAW title and that? That is what he has earned by himself. No one but himself.
(The EAW ringside workers put out the ropes with extinguishers and Chris Elite is handed the New Breed Championship; he sits there on the mat, with the New Breed Championship in his lap, clutching it with his hands and looking at it before nodding his head, then the camera pans out)
(The camera pans backstage, where Zack Crash is walking in the hallway, he’s unwrapping the tape around his wrist, and he still has a giant smile on his face — until he’s approached by Rob Colton.)
Rob Colton: Crash! Crash! Can I get a second with you?!
(Crash pauses for a moment, smiling at Colton.)
Zack Crash: Oh, Colton… you couldn’t have picked a better time to interview me! It’s a glorious day!
Rob Colton: Ugh, right… I’m here to inform you about something important.
(Crash’s very cheerful attitude transitions into a bit more concerned one.)
Zack Crash: Go on…
Rob Colton: I’ve been told to inform you, by the orders of Damien Murrow — that Matt Ryder will receive a rematch at Territorial Invasion against you!
(Zack Crash stands still for a moment, but his face becomes vividly angry.)
Zack Crash: WHAT?!? A REMATCH?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I JUST FINISHED OFF THAT JERSEY SHORE WANNABE! AND THIS IDIOTIC GENERAL MANAGER WANTS A REMATCH TO GO DOWN?!
Rob Colton: … that’s not all. It’s going to be a five on five, WarGames match.
Zack Crash: NO! NO! NO! THIS ISN’T RIGHT! I WANT TO SPEAK WITH MURROW RIGHT NOW! WHERE IS HE?!
Rob Colton: I don’t know, but he also told me to say “get recruiting, good luck rebuilding those connections”…
(Zack Crash grabs Rob Colton tightly by the collar, pulling him closer to his face.)
Zack Crash: You listen here you piece of shit! YOU TELL MURROW THAT IF HE’S NOT GOING TO SPEAK WITH ME TONIGHT! NEXT WEEK ON SHOWDOWN, OMERTA HAS IT’S NEXT TARGET… DAMIEN MURROW.
(Crash throws Colton back into the wall, marching off in a fluster of emotion, Colton stands there intimidated — as the camera cuts right back into The Mexico City Arena.)
(Camera pans back to ringside)
Ring Announcer: The following contest is a THREE DEGREES OF HELL MATCH!!! The rules of the match are this: it’s to be contested under TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS, there are NO pinfalls, NO submissions, you have to set your opponent on fire to win a fall, whoever gets to two falls wins the match!
Cherish: This is one of the matches that I’ve been looking forward to for the past few weeks! This is going to be interesting because there’s nothing at stake in this match; it’s a grudge match between Lioncross and Tiberius Jones! A few weeks ago, on Showdown, Tiberius Jones stole the briefcase from Lioncross and on the next Showdown, Lioncross took the contract out of the briefcase while Tiberius Jones got the win on the Answers World Champion, Ares Vendetta! Tiberius Jones has been saying for the past week that he’s the rightful Answers World Champion and with a win here tonight, he could get himself an actual shot at the title!
Pierre McGuire: That could happen OR, we could see Lioncross take back what’s rightfully his and that’s the briefcase! For the past few weeks, he has tried getting it back but because the briefcase was handcuffed to the ring post, he had to take the contract out of the briefcase and that’s what this is about – a shot at the Answers World Championship! That contract is a written agreement to get a match for the Answers World Championship at any given time, so therefore, the briefcase is essentially useless! This is where the feud between Lioncross and Tiberius Jones – in a Three Degrees of Hell match!
(“The Mission” by Puscifer ft. Milla Jovovich plays throughout the arena as Tiberius Jones makes his way to the stage in a black and teal ring attire with the Cash in the Vault briefcase in hand)
Ring Announcer: First, making his way to the ring… from Gaia!… weighing in at 213 pounds!… HE’S “THE KOMODO DRAGON”… TIBERIUS JJJJJOOOOONNNNNEEEEESSSSS!!!…
Cherish: Though the briefcase is practically useless, that’s not stopping Tiberius Jones from carrying it with him everywhere, even to the ring here tonight for his match against Lioncross! Tiberius Jones thinks the Answers World Championship belongs to him after getting the win against Ares Vendetta but the title was never at stake; their match was never for the title and so, Ares Vendetta is still the Answers World Champion, regardless of what Tiberius Jones thinks! Tonight, though, could be what gets him a shot at the Answers World Championship and another match against Ares Vendetta – that has to be on the back of his mind going into this match! A win here could be what it takes to get him that shot because there’s no contract in the briefcase; he’s going to have to earn a shot here!
(“Higher Ground” by Red Hot Chili Peppers plays throughout the arena as Lioncross makes his way to the stage in a black, yellow and red ring attire)
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, making his way to the ring… from Omaha, Nebraska!… weighing in at 215 pounds!… HE’S THE CASH IN THE VAULT WINNER… LLLLLIIIIIOOOOONNNNNCCCCCRRRRROOOOOSSSSS!!!…
Pierre McGuire: Lioncross is without the briefcase he had unhooked and secured for himself back at Pain for Pride but that’s okay with him because he has the contract that was in the briefcase and he still has his shot at the Answers World Championship BUT that’s not at the forefront of his mind – Tiberius Jones is at the forefront of his mind and tonight, he gets his match against him! Lioncross couldn’t care less if he gets the briefcase back, he cares more about winning this match and cares more about getting to that point in his career that he makes the most of his guaranteed title shot! This is what we’ve been looking forward to for the past few weeks and we’re a bell away from getting this match underway!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Cherish: That’s the bell and this match is officially under— LIONCROSS WITH SEVERAL ELBOW SHOTS TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF TIBERIUS JONES BUT TIBERIUS JONES HITS HIM WITH SEVERAL ELBOW SHOTS OF HIS OWN! BACK AND FORTH! ELBOW SHOT AFTER ELBOW SHOT AFTER ELBOW SHOT! NEITHER OF THEM ARE LETTING UP BUT ONE OF THEM IS GOING TO HAVE TO CAPITALIZE ON AN ERROR! Lioncross knees Jones in the midsection before whipping him into the turnbuckle, Jones’ back hits the turnbuckle padding hard! Lioncross takes a few steps forward and to Jones… Jones retaliates with a stiff blow to the chest of Lioncross! Lioncross takes a small step back after that and makes eye contact with Jones before locking up with each other against the turnbuckle… Jones gets Lioncross in a headlock and tightens his grip on the head of Lioncross but Lioncross takes Jones off of his feet and down onto the mat with a back suplex! Lioncross gets back up to his feet while Jones slowly gets back up to his… he leans against the turnbuckle to regain some of his stamina and Lioncross here might have the upper hand as he runs at Jones… Jones with a boot to the face of Lioncross! That staggers Lioncross and Jones sees this… running enzuigiri! Lioncross gets down to a knee and Jones quickly runs at him… baseball slide! Jones with the baseball slide into the back of the head of Lioncross! Lioncross lays there, underneath the ropes, trying to get back into the match… he slowly gets back up to his feet and Jones runs at him… high kick! Lioncross stops him momentarily with that… POP-UP STIFF KICK!!! LIONCROSS SMACKS JONES IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH ONE OF THE STIFFEST KICKS I’VE EVER SEEN!!! JONES IS STAGGERED… HE’S STAGGERING FOR A MOMENT… HE FALLS FORWARD INTO THE TURNBUCKLE, HEAD-FIRST INTO THE PADDING!!!
Pierre McGuire: Lioncross is a striker for a reason but he has some of the stiffest kicks, if not THE stiffest kicks! That was a testament to that; Jones was staggered there for a moment and suddenly fell to the mat! Lioncross gets back up to his feet and Jones gets back up to his but slowly… Lioncross with several knife-edge chops to the chest of Jones before whipping him into the opposite end of the ropes and Jones rebounds off of them… low dropkick! Lioncross with a low dropkick to the knees of Jones and Jones is back down on the mat like he was a moment ago! Lioncross has been on the offensive here but that could change at any given moment because of the kind of opponent Tiberius Jones is! Lioncross picks him up and knees him in every part of his body before kneeing him in the mouth and… DOUBLE KNEE FACEBUSTER!!! LIONCROSS USED THOSE KNEES TO HIT EVERY OPEN BODY PART OF JONES BEFORE GETTING HIM WITH THAT, BEFORE PUTTING HIS FACE ONTO HIS KNEES!!! Jones is trying to recover from taking those knees, he’s been trying to get some offense in but Lioncross hasn’t made any errors so far in this match, which if you’re Jones, you’re trying to find the smallest error! Jones gets back up to his feet and Lioncross runs at him… GORY BOMB!!! JONES HITS HIM WITH THE GORY BOMB AND CAPITALIZES ON AN ERROR FROM LIONCROSS, THAT’S THE SMALLEST ERROR HE COULD’VE MADE AND JONES CAPITALIZED ON IT!!! Lioncross is down for a moment and Jones gets back up to his feet… Jones picks him up but Lioncross with an open-handed punch to the mouth of Jones and takes him into the corner… Jones is trying to throw some close-handed punches to his side and back but Lioncross is taking every one of them before striking Jones in the face several times! Jones gets knocked out for a moment before opening his eyes, his vision a bit blurry… RUNNING SUPERMAN PUNCH!!! IF HE HADN’T KNOCKED HIM OUT WITH THOSE STRIKES, HE KNOCKED HIM OUT RIGHT THERE WITH THE RUNNING SUPERMAN PUNCH AND JONES IS RESTING, ON HIS STOMACH, ON THE MAT!!!
Cherish: But he’s not going to get much rest… Lioncross picks him up and… THROWS HIM SHOULDER-FIRST INTO THE RING POST! JONES IS TENDING TO HIS SHOULDER AFTER HITTING THE RING POST HARD, THAT NOT SO FORGIVING STEEL! JONES MAKING SURE THAT HIS SHOULDER IS STILL ATTACHED TO HIS BODY HITTING THE RING POST WITH A THUD! Lioncross picks him back up and has him against the turnbuckle before taking a few steps back… RUNNING ELBOW TO THE— NO! JONES GOT OUT OF THERE! JONES GOT OUT OF THERE BEFORE LIONCROSS COULD GET HIM WITH THE RUNNING ELBOW TO THE HEAD! HAD HE NOT GOTTEN OUT OF THERE, HE COULD’VE SUFFERED EVEN MORE! Jones is getting tired of suffering, he’s going to make Lioncross suffer; he’s salivating out of the mouth, his eyes bloodshot… he exits the ring and takes the briefcase from the timekeeper before getting back into the ring and stalking Lioncross… Lioncross gets back up to his feet and— JONES HITS HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH THE BRIEFCASE AND DENTS IT WITH THE IMPRINT OF THE BACK OF LIONCROSS’ HEAD!!! JONES TAKES THE BRIEFCASE AND HITS HIM IN THE FACE WITH IT REPEATEDLY!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! Oh no… oh no, what could Jones be thinking about? Jones is thinking of something here because he has a sadistic grin on his face… he puts Lioncross’ head on the briefcase and takes a few steps back, Jones… DOUBLE KNEE DROP!!! JONES WITH THE DOUBLE KNEE DROP ONTO THE HEAD OF LIONCROSS, THE HEAD OF LIONCROSS IS DENTED INTO THE BRIEFCASE AND HE’S HARDLY MOVING!!! IF JONES WASN’T SO SAFE IN THE RING, THAT COULD’VE ENDED LIONCROSS’ CAREER! THOUGH I DON’T THINK JONES WAS TRYING TO BE SAFE, HE COULD’VE BEEN TRYING TO END LIONCROSS’ CAREER; OR SO, THAT’S WHAT I THINK!
Pierre McGuire: Regardless of what could’ve happened, Lioncross is hurting and he’s hurting BADLY! That, more than anything, is what Tiberius Jones is trying to do; he’s trying to hurt Lioncross and he’s trying to get the contract back for “his” briefcase! Lioncross isn’t moving whatsoever but Jones picks up his lifeless body… Jones sets him up… SNAPMARE DRIVER!!! A WELL EXECUTED SNAPMARE DRIVER ONTO THE HEAD OF LIONCROSS AND LIONCROSS ISN’T GOING TO BE MOVING ANY TIME SOON!!! Jones has been attacking the head of Lioncross and that could be what gets him the two falls to win the match! Jones throws the briefcase to the other side of the ring, underneath the bottom rope, before getting Lioncross in a front necklock! He has the necklock in on Lioncross and Lioncross is barely breathing! Jones tightens the hold before getting Lioncross to his feet and setting him up with their backs against each other… Lioncross gets out of the set-up and counters it with a lariat! Jones rubs the back of his neck after that and Lioncross picks him back up before throwing multiple elbows to the head… SPINNING BACKFIST!!! SPINNING BACKFIST TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF JONES AND LIONCROSS IS STRIKING HIM WITH HIS BARE HANDS!!! LIONCROSS IS RELENTLESS WITH THE STRIKES!!! JONES IS ON HIS FEET BUT STAGGERING… SPINNING BACKFIST!!! ANOTHER SPINNING BACKFIST TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF JONES AND JONES IS SOMEHOW, FOR SOME REASON, STILL ON HIS FEET… SPINNING BACKFIST!!! ONE MORE SPINNING BACKFIST AND THAT KNOCKS THE SPIT OUT OF HIS MOUTH AND JONES STAGGERS FORWARD, ONTO THE MAT!!! Lioncross HAS to be thinking of how he’s going to get a fall on Tiberius Jones because throughout the match, there has been NO fire! Which one of them is going to get the FIRST fall of the match?
Cherish: Could be Lioncross because he’s picking Jones back up and setting him up… vertical suplex! Vertical suplex from Lioncross and Jones is trying to get back up to his feet, on his own… Lioncross with a low dropkick to the head of Jones! He gets on top of Jones and throws close-handed punches, rapid punches to the head… Lioncross picks him up and takes him back down to the mat but with a reverse DDT! Jones keeps taking these bumps to the mat but so has Lioncross, neither of them are in decent shape after going through so much so far in the match! Lioncross picks him up again… Jones with kicks to the side of Lioncross, back and forth kicks to the side… he kicks Lioncross in the side of the head and Lioncross falls to the mat! Jones goes to the turnbuckle and exposes it, ripping the padding off! He ripped off the padding and throws it out of the ring, to the outside floor before picking Lioncross up… he grips onto the tights and… THROWS LIONCROSS INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE AND LIONCROSS’ HEAD SMACKS, CLEAN OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLE!!! LIONCROSS IS ON HIS BACK, ON THE MAT, BLOOD TRICKLING FROM HIS FOREHEAD!!! LIONCROSS’ FOREHEAD IS SPLIT, BUSTED WIDE OPEN!!! BLOOD KEEPS TRICKLING BUT LIONCROSS IS GETTING BACK UP TO HIS FEET AFTER GOING HEAD-FIRST INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE! HE’S UP TO A KNEELING POSITION… JONES WITH A LOW DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!! Lioncross is tending to the back of his head, struggling to get up to his feet, struggling to get back into the match… Jones kicks him in the back of the head several times, messing with him! He’s practically messing with him right now! Jones then picks him up… STIFF ELBOW TO THE HEAD FROM LIONCROSS! ONE OF THE STIFFEST ELBOWS THAT’S BEEN THROWN IN THE MATCH AND HE TAKES JONES DOWN TO THE MAT WITH THAT! SHEESH, WHAT AN ELBOW!
Pierre McGuire: Tiberius Jones is out, on the mat, not moving and Lioncross wipes some blood from his forehead; making sure that no more blood is dripping from his forehead… Lioncross sees how much blood he has spilled on the mat and is getting sick to his stomach from seeing it! Lioncross picks Jones up… Jones kicks him in the midsection and runs off of the ropes… a dropkick to the head of Lioncross! Jones quickly gets back up and goes through the ropes, to the top turnbuckle and Lioncross is getting back up… Lioncross runs at him… ELBOWS TO THE NOSE AND JONES IS STAGGERED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, LIONCROSS IS GETTING UP THERE AND GRIPPING ONTO HIS TIGHTS, IS THIS? THIS IS! SUPERPLEX FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! LIONCROSS WITH A SUPERPLEX TO JONES AND JONES GOES BACK-FIRST INTO THE MAT! Lioncross and Jones are on the mat, neither one of them are even trying to get back up to their feet right now and the referee is checking on them and making sure that both of them are okay and that there’s no reason to stop the match… Lioncross lifts himself up to his feet with the leverage from the ropes while Jones is stirring, trying to get up to his own two feet… Lioncross gets him in position for the— LION’S CLAW!!! LIONCROSS IS TRYING TO GET HIM IN THE LION’S CLAW, HE’S TRYING TO GET HIM DOWN ON THE MAT FOR IT BUT JONES IS MAKING SURE THAT HE’S NOT LOCKED IN THE LION’S CLAW! LIONCROSS IS TRYING TO USE WHATEVER HE HAS HIM AFTER EVERYTHING HE HAS BEEN THROUGH IN THE MATCH TO GET HIM IN THE LION’S CLAW BUT JONES IS NOT ON THE MAT, HE’S ON HIS FEET! JONES… JONES GETS OUT OF THE POSITION BUT BARELY! HE MAKES SURE LIONCROSS IS UNAWARE… LIONCROSS LOOKS BEHIND HIM… WHAT THE— RED MIST! THAT’S RED MIST! JONES WITH THE RED MIST TO THE FACE OF LIONCROSS AND THAT RED MIST BURNS HIM! LIONCROSS IS BURNING AND HE’S ON THE MAT, CRYING OUT, TRYING TO GET THE RED MIST OUT OF HIS EYES! THE REFEREE… THE REFEREE SIGNALS FOR THE BELL!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: The winner of the first fall… TIBERIUS JONES!!!
Cherish: HOPEFULLY HE’S GOING TO BE OKAY AFTER GETTING SOME OF THAT RED MIST IN HIS EYES BUT THE MEDICS ARE ON STANDBY! THERE’S A SMALL CUT ON THE FOREHEAD OF LIONCROSS WITH DRIED BLOOD AND HE’S WIPING THAT RED MIST OFF! HE’S COVERED IN IT, HE’S COVERED IN THAT AND BLOOD! Meanwhile, Tiberius Jones is getting the briefcase from the other side of the ring… he picks it up and shuts it before exiting the ring and getting something from under there… what— THAT’S THE OIL FROM THE PREVIOUS MATCH! OIL WHICH WAS USED FOR THE ROPES BUT HE’S GOING TO USE IT HERE! What… what’s that… THAT’S A LIGHTER! HE’S NOT THINKING OF… HE IS! HE’S THINKING OF ENDING THE MATCH RIGHT HERE! He gets back in the ring and Lioncross is slowly getting up to his feet… HE POURS THE OIL ON THE BRIEFCASE?! HE’S POURING THE OIL ON THE BRIEFCASE BEFORE MESSING WITH THE LIGHTER! HE PUTS THE LIGHTER TO THE OIL AND SETS THE BRIEFCASE ON FIRE! Lioncross is back up to his feet with the aid of the ropes, unaware of Jones setting the briefcase on fire but Jones quickly takes the briefcase and runs at him with it… LIONCROSS WITH THE LOW DROPKICK TO JONES AND JONES GOES HEAD-FIRST INTO THE DENTED BRIEFCASE!!! JONES IS ON FIRE!!! JONES IS ON FIRE!!! JONES IS ON FIRE AND THE MEDICS ARE THERE TO EXTINGUISH IT!!! MEDICS EXTINGUISH HIM BUT THE BRIEFCASE MELTED!!! THE MEDICS ARE CHECKING ON HIM, MAKING SURE THAT THERE’S NO MARKS ON HIS HEAD OR ANYTHING, MAKING SURE THAT THERE’S NO SERIOUS INJURIES OR ANY HEAD TRAUMA BUT JONES IS REFUSING TO BE CHECKED ON!!! JONES IS OUTRIGHT REFUSING ANY SORT OF ASSISTANCE FROM THE MEDICAL STAFF AND IS SHOVING THEM OFF OF HIM!!! THAT… THAT’S TECHNICALLY A FALL!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: The winner of the second fall… LIONCROSS!!!
Pierre McGuire: We’re at the end of the match and it’s been BRUTAL; sometimes, hard to watch! A GRUELING match so far, I mean, what else are either one of them going to do? What else IS there for them to do? Lioncross is thinking to himself of what he could do here, what can he do to get the consecutive and third fall in the match… he’s slowly getting back up to his feet… Jones is trying to get back up to his but he’s banged up, body aching from what he has been through! Lioncross’ body is aching too, neither one of them are in more decent shape than the other here and Lioncross is trying to think of what to do… he’s choking, coughing up… is Jones even going to get back up to his feet?! He’s struggling! He’s clearly struggling to get back up to his feet… Lioncross is EXHAUSTED; he… he picks up the used oil and… what could he be possibly thinking here? He picks up the lighter… KICK TO THE HEAD OF LIONCROSS! LIONCROSS IS THERE, ON THE MAT, ON HIS BACK AFTER GETTING KICKED IN THE HEAD! THAT’S DESPERATION! TIBERIUS JONES IS DESPERATE TO WIN THE MATCH! HE’S SO DESPERATE TO GET THE THIRD FALL OF THE MATCH! He picks up the used oil and POURS IT ON HIS BOOTS?! IS HE MAD?! WHAT IS HE THINKING?! HE’S NOT THINKING, THAT’S WHAT! Jones puts the lighter to the oil, to his boots and SETS THEM ON FIRE!!! THIS IS MADDENING!!! Lioncross is slowly getting back up to his feet but before he could… HEADHUNTER!!! HEADHUNTER TO THE HEAD OF LIONCROSS AND HE’S ON FIRE!!! HE’S ACTUALLY ON FIRE!!! THE MEDICS QUICKLY GET BACK IN THE RING TO CHECK ON HIM!!! THAT’S IT!!! THAT’S THE END OF THE MATCH!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“The Mission” by Puscifer ft. Milla Jovovich plays throughout the arena as Tiberius Jones gets back up to his feet)
Ring Announcer: Here’s your winner… TIBERIUS JJJJJOOOOONNNNNEEEEESSSSS!!!
Cherish: Excuse my language but fuck, what a brutal and hard to watch match that was! That wasn’t one-sided whatsoever, there was a bit of a back and forth throughout the match; Tiberius Jones got a fall, Lioncross got a fall and there at the end, Tiberius Jones, without much care for his safety and well being, set the boots on fire before hitting Lioncross with the Headhunter! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that before!
Pierre McGuire: I haven’t! We’ve had the Three Degrees of Hell match before but that was last bit of effort from Tiberius Jones, he might not care for his safety or well being but he got the win here tonight and that’s what he cares about! Medics are checking on Lioncross right now but he’s going to be okay, no serious injuries for either of them but neither of them are going to be sleeping well for the next few weeks! They’re going to be sore, they’re going to be tired because of what they’ve put themselves through! To Hell and back!
(Medical staff keep checking on Lioncross but Lioncross isn’t responding to them, sitting there on the mat, tending to his bruises and Tiberius Jones says, with a grin on his face, “Give me back my contract!” before the camera pans backstage to Robert X. Johnson)
Robert X. Johnson: It’s I, Robert X. Johnson, back here and before I get to the interview, I’d like to say that I’ve been sponsored by Audible! Go to Audible.com/RobertXJohnson, sign up for a free 30-day trial and buy my old e-book, “How to Sell a Match”! Listen to me talk about how to sell a match and how to sell you and your opponent! Okay, with me, at this time… Chris Elite!
(Chris Elite steps into the frame with the New Breed Championship on his shoulder)
Robert X. Johnson: You’ve been in this business for what? Years? You’ve never won a title before in your career, huh? You must’ve bought my e-book, “How to Win a Match” that’s on EAWShop.com right now! Or one of my older e-books, “How to Win a Title”! Or—
Chris Elite: I’m getting a headache hearing you talk, what makes you think that I’d listen to one of your little e-books? I don’t even know you. Are you even an interviewer?
Robert X. Johnson: I’m an author and a—
Chris Elite: No one cares. No one cares, especially not me. Not trying to be rude or anything but you’re interviewing me, I’m not interviewing you. Yeah, I’ve been in this business for years and yeah, I had never won a title before in my career but have I ever whined or complained about it? Some would have whined and complained if it was them but I’m NOT them. I’m Chris Elite. I’m the New Breed Champion. I’ve never whined or complained, I’ve scratched and clawed for this, through the MULTITUDE of critics and naysayers that tried to tell me me that I couldn’t, that tried to tell me that I’d never make it this far in my career and what’d I do? I proved… them… wrong. I proved them wrong here tonight and I’m going to prove them wrong for the rest of my career. I’m here out here each and every week, breaking my back and there they are, trying to tell me that I can’t. If the critics and naysayers doubt me again, if they think that I’m not going to defend the title, if they’re going to try to tell me that I can’t… then I’m going to go out there, night after night, show them that I can! I’m more than willing to defend the title against whoever and whatever obstacles are put in front of me, I’m going to hurdle over them and mark my words, I’m going to compete! Because that’s the one thing I’ve known throughout my career— how to compete. Make an e-book about THAT, Robert.
(Chris Elite, with a cocky grin on his face, steps out of the frame and Robert X. Johnson stands there, without much else to say, then the camera pans back to the ring)
(“The Last Picture Show in Zion” by Local H plays in the background before dying down as a graphic for the National Elite Championship appears on the screen. The camera pans to a wooden table filled with flammable liquid, lighters and two pairs of gloves)
Announcer: The following contest is the TRIAL. BY. FIRE MATCH! And it is for the EAW National Elite Championship!
(“Children of God” by Swans hits as the lights in the arena go dark and a cross on the titantron illuminates the arena. Several moments pass and a lone spotlight shines down on Nico Borg who stands in the middle of the stage with his arms raised, stretched out wide and his head raised, his eyes shut. He brings his head down and soaks in the arena before making his way to the ring)
Announcer: Introducing first the challenger! From Valetta, Malta! Weighing in at one hundred and ninety eight pounds! He is The Maltese Falcon…NICOOOOO BBBOOOORRRRRGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!
Cherish: This man won his right to face The Pizza Boy several weeks back on Showdown, overcoming several others and has made a considerable impact.
Pierre: That’s right Cherish, so much so we got a rather emotional piece from the champion last week! Once again coming into this match, he is the underdog.
(“Chic n’ Stu” by System of a Down hits as the Pizza Boy steps through the curtain to a warm reception, looking intimidating as he can. He makes his way to the ring but stops right at the table and removing his jacket.)
Announcer: From New York City, New York! Weighing in at one hundred and seventy five pounds! He is the EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! THE HEARTBURN KID! THE PIIIZZZZAAAAA BBBBOOOOOOYYYYYY!!!!!
Pierre: The Ultimate underdog. A defiant champion with a will to survive every encounter he enters. No finer example than the TLC match at Pain For Pride.
Cherish: Absolutely Pierre. No matter how brave he presents himself, no matter how hard he tries to intimidate his opponents, he walks into almost…perhaps every match the underdog. But that has never bothered him here in EAW. Not once has he ever taken a step back; refusal to die has defined this man and THAT is why he’s the National Elite champion!
(The Pizza Boy makes his way up the steel steps and removes the cross necklace HBB handed to him, hanging it across the ringpost. He slowly enters the ring and hands the referee the belt who returns to the middle of the ring and raises it over his head)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Cherish: And here we go! Both men step forward into the center of the ring and lock up in a collar and elbow tie up. Both trying to push each other towards the opposite side of the ring, vying for control at the very beginning of this match but Borg with the slight height and weight advantage being enough to pull Pizza Boy into a headlock. Pizza Boy backs up against the ropes. The referee steps in to break it up as Pizza Boy tries to shove Borg off but instead Borg slides to the canvas, pulling Pizza Boy to the canvas and onto his back. Borg cinching the headlock in more and more, trying to squash Pizza Boy’s skull between his bicep and ribcage. Pizza Boy throwing left and right shots at the back and the back of the head of Nico Borg trying to release a little bit of pressure off his head. Pizza Boy with a slight opening contorting his body to get in position to climb to a vertical base. He reaches a knee as Borg again tries to cinch the headlock in even deeper.
Pierre: But Pizza Boy is back to his feet and drives Borg back onto the ropes but this time he pulls back and rolls him up for a pin!
Pierre: Nico Borg effortlessly rolls out of the pin. Borg back to his feet but so is Pizza Boy who immediately races up and sends Borg reeling with a jawbreaker! Borg stumbles back into the turnbuckle, Pizza Boy clutches the wrist and shoots for a an Irish Whip across to the opposite side of the ring but Borg pivots and instead pulls Pizza Boy in, driving the knee to the mid-section! Pizza Boy falls to a knee clutching his stomach but Borg quickly grabs the control of the wrist. He pulls Pizza Boy back to his feet, again pulls him in but drops to a knee, driving the shoulder into the mid-section and driving Pizza Boy into the corner! Nico Borg continuing to drive the shoulder into the mid-section, the ribs of Pizza Boy who bends, almost looking as if he’ll be bent in half with every drive Borg makes. No rope breaks in this contest and Borg shows zero signs of giving Pizza Boy any reprieve. What are we at now? Nine? Ten? Eleven? Twelve?
Cherish: I don’t know, I’ve lost track myself but finally it seems as Borg has given Pizza Boy a moment to breath as he collapses to the canvas clutching those ribs, sucking in deep breaths. Nico Borg simply standing tall over the National Elite champion. Pizza Boy stumbles back to his feet but right into the clutches of Borg who clutches the arm of Pizza Boy and lifts it over his own head. NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! Nico Borg connects with the Northern Lights Suplex but doesn’t hold the pin, instead rolls Pizza Boy onto his stomach and transitions into a sleeper hold! Pizza Boy quick to react by quickly getting back to his feet and so too Borg but Borg cinches the sleeper hold in! Pizza Boy desperate to try and break the hold, reaching for the ropes. His finger tips are just inches away but Borg falls to his back onto the canvas and successfully rolls Pizza Boy over onto his stomach but more importantly out of a possible pinning predicament. Yet Pizza Boy is far from done, he fights back to a vertical base and again reaches for the ropes! Trying to leave no millimeter wasted but in the process applying more pressure to the throat! AND PIZZA BOY IS FADING! Look into his eyes Pierre, his eyes widen as he continues to try and break the hold. His knees slightly wobbling underneath. Nico releases the hold! He spins Pizza Boy right around and lifts him onto the ropes! LOOKING FOR THE ROPE ASSISTED INVERTED STO! NO! Pizza Boy fires away with left and right shots to the chest, the mid-section and the jaw of Nico Borg! Borg pushes Pizza Boy further onto the ropes and releases his grip. DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! Pizza Boy collapses onto the canvas.
Pierre: And now Borg exits the ring and begins to makes his way over to that table lined with lighters and fluid! No, Borg shows no interest and lifts the ring apron up, pulling out a steel kendo stick. It seems he’s changed his mind as Borg turns back around and lights the tip of the kendo stick alight!. Borg swinging it around as he casually makes his way up the steel steps and back into the ring. Borg trying to encourage Pizza Boy to get back to his feet – BUT INSTEAD HE SMACKS THE KENDO STICK ACROSS THE BACK! Pizza Boy’s back immediately arches as he reels from the shot! The burning tip coming into contact with Pizza Boy’s back. Borg refuses to slow down and again smacks the kendo stick across the spine of Pizza Boy who rolls onto his back. Oh no…now it simply allows Borg to once again attack the ribs as he drives the end of the kendo stick right into the potentially injured rib cage! BURNING THE TIP RIGHT INTO THE SKIN! Relentless assault as Borg switches back and forth between driving the end of the stick directly into the cage and smacking the full kendo stick across the stomach. Pizza Boy rolling across the canvas in pain as Nico Borg once again drops down and into a pin.
Cherish: NO! Pizza Boy manages to get the shoulder up on the count of two. Still early in this contest but Nico Borg is in complete control. Borg back to his feet as Pizza Boy rises up to one knee. A smile etched into the face of Borg, he knows he has Pizza Boy right where he wants him. Borg pulls him to his feet and delivers a chop right across the chest, sending Pizza Boy back to the canvas. A stomp to the mid section! No, Pizza Boy rolls out of the way and slides out of the ring to recollect himself. Finally National Elite champion has a chance to breath. But Borg slowly rolls out of the ring on the opposite side and begins to stalk Pizza Boy, almost methodically as Pizza Boy still showing the effects of the battered ribs but Pizza Boy saw him coming! He rolls back into the ring and immediately hits the ropes. Borg climbs back onto the ring apron. PIZZA BOY CHARGES BACK TOWARDS BORG AND CONNECTS WITH A FOREARM SHOT! SENDING NICO FLYING FROM THE RING APRON!
Pierre: Momentum killer right there. Nico Borg crashed hard before our announce table but he’s quickly back to his feet, once again looking to climb back into the ring as Pizza Boy steps before the ropes. Borg drops down and sweeps the legs of Pizza Boy out from under him! But Pizza Boy retaliates with a kick to the chest, a second and third and Borg goes stumbling back into our announce table. Pizza Boy races back to his feet, both hands gripping the top rope. CROSSBODY! A slingshot crossbody over the top rope and Pizza Boy takes out Nico Borg! Oh how quickly the tide has turned. Pizza Boy the first man to get back to his feet, he pulls Borg to his by the back of the head and directs him right into the steel steps! Borg’s knee collects them and he tumbles over!
Cherish: Pizza Boy turns back and makes his way over to the timekeeper area, signaling the EAW doctor to clear out of the way and he does. He grabs a steel chair and raises it into the air! His attention turned back to Nico Borg who has the referee checking on his condition. Borg raises his hands as the referee backs away, pleading for Pizza Boy to take it easy but Pizza Boy refuses and slams the chair down onto Borg! NO! HE MISSES! Borg manages to roll out of the way and Pizza Boy collects nothing but the thin mat surrounding the ring; the chair bouncing back to his face, merely inches away. Nico Borg pulls himself towards the barricade and Pizza Boy IMMEDIATELY SWINGS! LOOKING TO SQUASH BORG’S SKULL BETWEEN THE CHAIR AND THE BARRICADE! But again Borg rolls away and the chair connects with the barricade! Borg managing to avoid a serious concussion. Borg pulling himself along the ringside area, still reeling from the effects of the knee colliding with the steel steps just moments ago and now, Pizza Boy much like Borg did earlier, simply stalking him with the chair in his hand.
Pierre: Nico Borg pulling himself up to his feet via the other steps. Both feet on the bottom step as he grips the ringpost, pulling himself back into the ring — CHAIR SHOT RIGHT TO THE SPINE! PIZZA BOY OPENING FIRE WITH REPEATED CHAIR SHOTS, NOW DRIVING THE EDGE OF BORG’S SPINE. Trial by fire? No, this is just sheer brutality at this point. Nico Borg finally able to escape the wrath of The Pizza Boy, sliding into the ring. NOW Pizza Boy turns to the table of flammables. Tossing through the several lighters and fluids, Pizza Boy picking up one of each and sliding back into the ring. Borg climbs back to his feet but collapses again, clutching his back; he’s COMPLETELY unaware of Pizza Boy. Pizza Boy leaving the chair on the canvas as he flicks the lid off the bottle and begins to soak much of the chair in lighter fluid!!! HE SETS IT ON FIRE AND PLACES THE MATERIAL UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE! PIZZA BOY WITH THE FIRST FLAMING WEAPON OF THIS CONTEST AS THE THIN CUSHION ON THE CHAIR BEGINS TO BURN. BORG PULLS HIMSELF UP BY THE ROPES!!!!! PIZZA BOY SLAMS THE CHAIR ACROSS THE BACK OF NICO BORG!
Cherish: YOU CAN SEE THE POINT OF CONTACT ACROSS THE BACK LIGHT UP LIKE A DAMN LOBSTER! And Borg wisely rolls out of the ring before us, we can hear him wail in pain. Pizza Boy can’t handle the heat and he drops the steel chair onto the canvas before exiting the ring. But look at this, Nico Borg quickly back to his feet and slides back into the ring, trying to avoid Pizza Boy desperately. Pizza Boy races back into the ring, looking to avoid Borg catching him on the apron or the ropes. Borg is the first back to his feet, still clutching his back with one hand, he turns and swings for a lariat! But Pizza Boy drops under it and drops to the canvas, sliding back around Borg. Pizza Boy back to his feet as Borg again spins around looking for that lariat but again Pizza Boy drops under the arm and hits the ropes! Pizza Boy comes charging back — DISCUSS LARIAT! OH MY GOODNESS, NICO BORG TRYING TO DECAPITATE PIZZA BOY WITH THAT LARIAT! PIZZA BOY LANDS ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK, FOLDED IN TWO. Borg drops to his knees and keeps Pizza Boy folded in the pin!
Pierre: NO! Pizza Boy gets the shoulder up off the canvas just a split second from the third count. Borg rolling off the body of Pizza Boy and both men remain on the canvas. It’s been a bone crunching contest thus far, the National Elite Championship on the line with Nico Borg looking to win his first title here in EAW. This would be one hell of a win for the man.
Cherish: I absolutely agree.
Pierre: Nico avoids rolling onto his back, to avoid his back coming in contact with anything. Pizza Boy rolls himself onto the bottom rope, trying to get back to his feet with their help. But Borg races to his feet and drives both forearms into the side of Pizza Boy’s head! Connecting with the temple! BUT IT DOESN’T PHASE PIZZA BOY AS HE THROWS A WILD LEFT HOOK! A CRACK ECHOING THROUGHOUT THE ARENA ON CONTACT! BORG REELING BIG TIME FROM THE CONTACT! Pizza Boy charges and connects with a low dropkick to the kneecap! Borg collapses to the canvas face first! Pizza Boy quickly bounces back to his feet and connects with a double stop to the exposed back of Nico Borg! Borg immediately tries to leave the ring AGAIN but Pizza Boy is quick to react; he has a handful of tights and drags Borg back to his feet. Borg trying to fight out of the situation, both hands wrapped firmly around the ropes — PIZZA BOY WITH A RAKE OF THE BACK! DIGGING HIS FINGERNAILS INTO THE BURNT SKIN OF NICO BORG WHO LETS OUT AN ALMIGHTY SCREAM! He releases and Pizza Boy transitions to the front, rolling Borg up in a small package!
Cherish: BORG KICKS OUT! Nico Borg able to kick out of the small package and keep himself alive in this match but he MUST turn the tide in his favour; it’s all going the way of the champion. Pizza Boy the first man back to his feet as he delivers a stiff left fist to the top of Borg’s skull. He follows it up with a second and a third! Borg slumps to his kne– LOW BLOW! BORG FLOORS THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION WITH A LOW BLOW! A wicked smirk falling over the face of the challenger as Pizza Boy collapses to the canvas. THAT is how you kill the momentum of your opponent. Cheap? Sure, but it works and in this match it doesn’t matter at all. Borg slowly rises back to his feet, staggering back into the corner, resting on the second turnbuckle but he pushes himself off and drags Pizza Boy back to his feet by his hair! Nico Borg looking determined as ever as he pulls him in and lifts him into the air for a suplex! NO! BRAINBUSTER!!! Borg SPIKES Pizza Boy on his head, dead in the middle of the ring. Borg realises he has the champion in the middle of the ring as he quickly scurries back to his feet and heads back to the corner. He climbs to the top turnbuckle and observes the champion lying motionless in the middle of the ring for a moment. LEAP OF FAITH!!! IT CONNECTS! THE FROGSPLASH CONNECTS! IT CONNECTS, IT CONNECTS. THE REFEREE SLIDES INTO POSITION. WE MIGHT HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!
Pierre: NOOOO!!! PIZZA BOY WITH EVERY BIT OF STRENGTH POWERS OUT OF THE PIN! HE TRIES TO QUICKLY GET BACK TO HIS FEET BUT COLLAPSES RIGHT BACK TO THE CANVAS! Nico Borg simply cannot believe it! Exhausted, he believed he had the champion beat right then and there!
Cherish: Borg sitting in the middle of the ring, his mind surely running wild trying to think of a way to become the new National Elite champion.
Pierre: I think, Cherish, a lightbulb has gone off inside his mind. Borg rolls out of the ring and searches under the ring. This time he pulls out a trash can! Borg emptying the trash can of kendo sticks and raises it into the air much to the disapproval from the crowd. Looking to throw it into the ring but he hesitates? What on earth? Borg making his way around to the announce table. I…ummm…..
(Borg screams at Cherish and Pierre in Maltese, pointing to inside the trash can)
Cherish: HEY THAT’S OUR SCHEDULE!
Pierre: What on earth? Borg is cleaning our announce table and dumping every bit of paper he can find into the can. Several papers littered around us and the timekeepers area being thrown in and now he’s asking for fans to contribute! Fans refusing but Borg doesn’t care! He continues to shout, demanding people add trash to the can; intimidating them! The Pizza Boy is still stirring in the middle of the ring after that stunning Leap of Faith just moments ago.
Cherish: I still can’t figure this out but Nico Borg is soaking it up. STILL collecting trash. Programs, empty soda cups, popcorn bags. Borg is even asking fans to empty their drinks on his back! He’s STILL feeling the burns from the flaming chair shot earlier in the match. The can half full of trash as he makes his way around to the table at the base of the ramp. Borg places a pair of gloves over his hands before picking up a lighter and one of the many bottles of lighter fluid! OH NO! You can see where this is going, can’t you Pierre?
Pierre: Indeed I can and Pizza Boy NEEDS to get a grip.
Cherish: Borg climbs onto the ring apron and lifts the trash can over the top rope before entering the ring himself. Pizza Boy STILL unaware, just getting to his feet now. Borg ripping a page from one of the EAW programs and now, draining every last drop of liquid into the can, leaving none to waste before moving onto the next! He holds the piece of paper over the can and holds the lighter to the edge! The flame lights a corner of the page and he drops it into the can! GOOD GOD WE CAN FEEL THE HEAT FROM HERE! BORG LIFTS THE CAN BY THE HANDLES AND AIMS IT DIRECTLY AT THE PIZZA BOY! HE HAS NO IDEA. PIZZA BOY TURNS AND NICO BORG HAULS THE FLAMING TRASH!!!! PIECES OF FLAMING PAPER, CARTONS, BOXES, CUPS GO FLYING TOWARDS THE CHAMPION MAKING CONTACT AND BURNING HIM ON IMPACT! EVEN JUST INCHES AWAY FROM OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE!
Pierre: AND PIZZA BOY QUICKLY REACTS SHAKING THE TRASH OFF BUT LOOK CHERISH, THERE’S STILL PLENTY LEFT. PIZZA BOY STUMBLING AROUND, PLENTY OF TRASH ON THE CANVAS IS STILL ON FIRE AND BORG DUMPS THE CAN OVER THE HEAD OF PIZZA BOY! DROPKICK! NICO BORG IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS IT UP A DROPKICK DRIVING THE HOT CAN INTO THE FACE OF PIZZA BOY. PIZZA BOY COLLAPSES TO THE CANVAS AND THE CAN ROLLS AWAY; BITS OF TRASH STILL ON FIRE RESTING ON HIS HAIR, SHAKING IT OFF AS HE CHECKS HIS FACE. BORG QUICKLY DROPS INTO THE COVER.
Cherish: NO WAY! THE CHAMPION GETS THE SHOULDER UP! HE GETS THE SHOULDER UP! PIZZA BOY REFUSES TO QUIT AND NICO BORG HAS JUST ABOUT LOST HIS DAMN MIND! Quickly back to his feet, pacing side to side and around the champion. The referee kicking pieces of burning trash out of the ring while checking on The Pizza Boy. Visible red marks, blisters forming where the trash made contact and his face isn’t looking cool whatsoever; similar to Borg’s back! You can see the absolute frustration across the face of Nico Borg. He exits the ring and makes a B-line right for the table! He doesn’t pick anything up but instead tips it over in frustration!
Pierre: Pizza Boy cradling his face in the far corner of the ring. Who knows what damage was done inside that trash can. The heat, I just can’t imagine the pain he would be in right now. Wait, wait. Borg, watch Borg! He’s putting the legs of the table down as he picks it up and slides it into the ring followed by the last remaining bottles of lighter fluid and a lighter! One last drive it seems for Nico Bor– he’s not even done with the table! Ripping the top half of the steps off and slides them under the bottom rope! What on earth? Borg slowly rolls into the ring himself and immediately charges towards Pizza Boy! BASEBALL SLIDE! THE BOOTS COLLECTING PIZZA BOY RIGHT IN THE FACE! OUCH! And now Borg fires away with repeated stomps on the head! Targeting the injured face of The Pizza Boy! REPEATED STOMPS, OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND FINALLY THE REFEREE STEPS IN TO TELL HIM TO BACK OFF. Borg seems more than happy to as Pizza Boy crawls into the corner; his arms wrapped around the bottom rope. His face washed with pain but he refuses to quit, he’s always refused to quit! Borg meanwhile sets the table up closer to the further turnbuckle and slides the ring steps underneath?
Cherish: I don’t think it matters, all that matters is that he wants to hurt, mangle, destroy The Pizza Boy who looks completely helpless!!
Pierre: A sick, eerie grin across the face of the Maltese Falcon! His eyes fixated on Pizza Boy as he empties the remaining bottles of liquid on the table! One, two, three bottles tossed out of the ring within an instant, one touch of the flame the table is set alight! Like the trash can before, we can feel it here, I can’t imagine how the fans at ringside closer to the corner are feeling! Borg slowly makes his way around the table and pulls Pizza Boy to his feet! Pizza Boy out on his feet BUT HE FIRES OFF A SLAP! A SLAP THAT ECHOES THROUGHOUT THE ARENA ALMOST SILENCING THE ROARING FLAMES BEHIND NICO BORG!!! AND BORG JUST LAUGHS IT OFF! HE RAISES THE HEAD OF PIZZA BOY AND DELIVERS AN ALMIGHTY SLAP OF HIS OWN, ANOTHER THAT ECHOES THROUGHOUT THE ARENA BUT AGAINST THE BLISTERING FACE OF THE PIZZA BOY WHO FALLS TO A KNEE CLUTCHING HIS CHEEK! BORG DRAGS HIM AROUND THE TABLE AND LIFTS HIM ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!!!! BORG CLIMBS TO THE SECOND AND TRIES TO LIFT PIZZA BOY ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!!!!
Cherish: OH MY GOD NO! NICO BORG LOOKING TO END THIS MATCH, END THE REIGN OF THE PIZZA BOY WITH A MALTESE CROSS THROUGH THE FLAMING TABLE AND ONTO THE STEEP STEPS UNDERNEATH! BUT PIZZA BOY VALIANTLY TRYING TO ESCAPE! FIRING ELBOW SHOTS THAT LOOK MORE LIKE ROCKETS RIGHT TO THE JAW; DESPERATION TIME FOR THE CHAMPION, DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO GET OUT OF HARM’S WAY BUT THE CHALLENGER REMAINS DEFIANT. HE KEEPS PIZZA BOY LOCKED IN POSITION ON HIS SHOULDERS. BORG TRYING TO BRING THE PIZZA BOY’S HEAD UNDER HIS RIGHT ARM BUT PIZZA BOY GRIPS THE TOP ROPE! REFUSING TO LET GO! EVERYTHING HE HAS WITHIN HIM GOING INTO THIS MOMENT, HOLDING THE ROPE TIGHTLY. FROM THE JAW TO THE RIBS! NICO BORG WINCHES WITH EVERY HIT! STIFF ELBOW AFTER STIFF ELBOW AND BORG LOSES CONTROL! BORG LOSES CONTROL OF PIZZA BOY WHO SLIPS OFF THE SHOULDERS AND ONTO THE RING APRON! NICO BORG WOBBLING PRECARIOUSLY ON THE SECOND ROPE!
Pierre: BUT BORG RECOVERS AND TRIES TO PULL PIZZA BOY BACK ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE! CLAWING AT THE CHEEK, BORG PULLS PIZZA BOY BY HIS HAIR UP ONTO THE SECOND ROPE! BUT PIZZA BOY FIRES WITH A HEADBUTT AND FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A SECOND! NICO BORG SHAKES THE COBWEBS AND FIRES ON OF HIS OWN! PIZZA BOY DROPS DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE BUT IMMEDIATELY PULLS HIMSELF BACK ONTO THE SECOND! HE LEADS WITH THE HEAD! SO DOES BORG! BOTH MEN DRIVE ONE ANOTHER’S SKULLS INTO EACH OTHER! BORG COLLAPSES FROM THE TOP ROPE BUT DESPERATELY GRABS THE TOP ROPE TO PULL HIMSELF AWAY FROM THE FLAMING TABLE AS PIZZA BOY COLLAPSES ONTO THE EDGE OF THE RING, HIS BODY DANGLING OVER THE EDGE!
Cherish: PIERRE! LOOK!
Pierre: PIZZA BOY PULLS THE RING APRON UP AND PULLS OUT A PIZZA CUTTER! HE REACHES FOR ONE OF THE EMPTY BOTTLES AND PLEADS, BEGS FOR SOMETHING TO FALL OUT! LITTLE, SO LITTLE LIQUID FALLS OUT ONTO THE EDGE OF THE CUTTER BUT A SMILE, A WICKED SMILE OF HIS OWN APPEARS ON THE FACE OF THE CHAMPION! HE REACHES OVER FOR THE LIGHTER THAT BORG DROPPED AND SETS THE SHARP RIM OF THE PIZZA CUTTER ALIGHT! BORG IS UNAWARE. SIGNALLING FOR THE END, THE CHALLENGER RISES ONTO THE SECOND ROPE AS PIZZA BOY SLOWLY RISES TO HIS FEET. BORG ONCE AGAIN WITH A HANDFUL OF PIZZA BOY’S HAIR, A LOOK OF HATE IN HIS EYES; PURE INSANITY TAKING OVER AT THIS POINT WITH HIS ROWS OF TEETH GRINDING AGAINST EACH OTHER. PIZZA BOY TURNS WITH A SMILE OF HIS OWN AND BORG’S FACE CHANGES IMMEDIATELY. THE PIZZA BOY DRIVES THE FLAMING PIZZA CUTTER IN THE LEFT SHOULDER OF NICO BORG! THE BLADE SLICES THE SHOULDER OPEN AND THE FLAMES SEAR THE EDGES OF THE WOUND! OH MY GOD! NICO BORG FALLS FROM THE TOP ROPE AND GOES CRASHING THROUGH THE FLAMING TABLE! HIS BACK BOUNCES OFF THE STEEL STEPS, THE FIRE TRAPPED BETWEEN HIS BACK AND THE STEPS! BORG IMMEDIATELY ROLLS OFF!
Cherish: PIZZA BOY WASTES NO TIME. HE CLIMBS BACK INTO THE RING AS NICO BORG SQUIRMS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING. SEVERAL EAW PERSONNEL UNLEASH FIRE EXTINGUISHERS INTO THE RING AND ONTO BORG BUT PIZZA BOY WALKS THROUGH THE CLOUDS AND PULLS BORG TO HIS FEET. BUT NICO BORG HAS SOME REMAINING FIGHT WITHIN WITH AN ELBOW TO THE RIBS! BUT IT DOESN’T PHASE PIZZA BOY! THE CHAMPION ONCE AGAIN WITH A RAKE TO THE BACK! BORG COLLAPSES TO HIS KNEES BUT PIZZA BOY PULLS HIM BACK TO HIS FEET! TIME’S OUT FOR THE CHALLENGER AS PIZZA BOY DRAGS HIM TOWARDS THE OPPOSITE CORNER! HE WRAPS THE ARM UNDER THE JAW!!!! PPPIIIIZZZZAAAA. TTTTOOOOOOOOO. GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! HE CONNECTS WITH THE SHIRANUI! DRIVING THE SPINE OF NICO BORG INTO THE CANVAS! THE PIZZA BOY SIMPLYS RESTS ON HIS OPPONENT FOR THE PINFALL.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Announcer: Here is your winner and SSTTTIIIIILLLLLLL THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! THE PPIIIIIIZZZZZAAAAAAAAA BBBBOOOOOOOYYYYYY!!!!!!!!
Cherish: NEITHER of these two will ever be the same after tonight! They put their bodies through so much pain, so much agony. But it was the underdog who refused to quit, refused to let the flames consume his reign.
Pierre: A more than valiant display by Nico Borg. The brink of insanity but that was to be his own demise! The flaming table, crashing into the steel steps lit his back up like a steak on a frying pan!
(The Pizza Boy with the assistance of medical personnel, stands on wobbly legs, with his EAW National Elite Championship being dragged by his right hand… he shoves the medics away, proving that he can stand on his own — and raises his title high into the air, as the fans become unglued.)
Cherish: The amount of respect that this crowd has for this talented young man is unreal! He waged war with one of Showdown’s finest in Nico Borg, and he still came out on top! The Pizza Boy time after time continues to prove why he’s one of the best underdogs this company has come to known!
Pierre: I don’t know if he’s much of an underdog anymore, Cherish! He’s been put in those type of situations, but I think he’s adapting to the style of where he’s able to fend for his own! He no longer needs the assistance of Cerberus, HBB, Tony Rolland, or anyone else!
(The Pizza Boy slowly starts to exit the ring…)
Cherish: WAIT… NICO BORG! HOW IS THIS MAN STANDING?! NICO BORG STALKING THE UNAWARE PIZZA BOY FROM BEHIND!!! AND HE TURNS HIM AROUND! THERE’S A HUGE FIST TO THE FACE! AND HE’S UNLOADING WITH MULTIPLE FURY OF FISTS! I DON’T KNOW HOW THIS GUY IS CONSCIOUS RIGHT NOW! HE WHIPS THE PIZZA BOY INTO THE ROPES… AND THE PIZZA BARELY REBOUNDS BACK JUST BARELY! NEARLY COLLAPSING—RUNNING LARIAT FROM NICO BORG!!! THIS DAMN FIEND!
Pierre: I THINK SOMEONE IS SOUR THEY WERE UNABLE TO DETHRONE THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT! GET SOME SECURITY OUT HERE!
(Several medical personnel are shoved away by Nico Borg, and Nico carelessly shoves referees out of the way…)
Cherish: AND NICO BORG PULLS THE PIZZA BY UP BY HIS HEAD BETWEEN HIS LEGS! HE’S POSITIONED FOR THE LAST RITES! HE LAST RITES—
( //www.youtube.com/watch?v=wioSOfAX0D0 plays… )
Pierre McGuire: WHAT’S THIS?!
(Nico Borg releases The Pizza Boy, resting on the ropes in front of him, watching the clips play on the titantron, a bit bewildered.)
Cherish: IS THIS…
(“Never Catch Me” by Travis Scott hits right after the video ends, and Tyler Parker comes running out in a charge to a huge reaction from the fans.)
Pierre: IT’S TYLER PARKER!!! TYLER PARKER!!! WE HAVEN’T SEEN HIM SINCE PAIN FOR PRIDE 9! AND HE’S MADE HIS HOME HERE ON SHOWDOWN AS OF THE DRAFT! TYLER SPRINTS TO THE RING, SLIDING UNDERNEATH THE ROPE! AND NOW HE’S TARGETING NICO BORG!!! TYLER PARKER UNLEASHES WITH LEFTS AND RIGHTS ALL OVER THE EXHAUSTED NICO BORG!!! ONE AFTER ANOTHER! NICO BORG TRIES TO FIGHT BACK, BUT HE CAN’T FIND AN OPENING!!!
Cherish: AND TYLER’S SETTING HIM UP!!! TYLER!!! HE PULLS HIM IN!!!!… THE ACROSS THE PARK!!! THE SWINGING CUTTER CONNECTS! TYLER PARKER DRIVES HIM TO THE MAT AND PREVENTS HIM FROM DOING ANY FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE PIZZA BOY!!!
(Nico Borg rolls out of the ring, Tyler Parker following close behind him, watching his every step to ensure he doesn’t get back into the ring, the fans continue to stand on their feet and cheer — when Tyler turns around to The Pizza Boy who’s struggling to get to his feet, Tyler extends his hand out to him…)
Pierre: Huh?! Is this Tyler Parker’s gesture to form an alliance with The Pizza Boy?!
(The Pizza Boy still shaking the cobwebs, stares up at Tyler Parker… and hesitantly accepts his offer, Tyler assists him to his feet, but then Tyler lifts up the National Elite Championship — handing it over to The Pizza Boy, as he raises his hand in victory, The Pizza Boy still appears very dumbfounded by what just occurred, while “Never Catch Me” picks back up.)
Cherish: Well, this is certainly a turn of events! I never thought I’d see the day Tyler Parker would be saving anyone’s ass tonight! I wonder if there’s a different agenda to this!? Perhaps he wants a title shot!?!
Pierre: Why do you have to be so negative, Cherish?! Can’t a guy come out and help a friend in a time of need?! Take it as you see it! Tyler saved Pizza Boy out of the kindness of his heart!
(Tyler Parker continues to celebrate inside the ring with The Pizza Boy, while he stares up at Nico Borg who’s walking backwards up the ramp… they continue to stare down, until the camera fades elsewhere.)
(EAW Network Advertisement airs.)
(The camera pans to an overhead shot of the ring, showing the numerous tables surrounding the ring, including four standing ones for each side. A plethora of gasoline canisters are scattered around the ringside area.)
Ring Announcer: The following match is a FIVE WAY FLAMING TABLES ELIMINATION MATCH… AND IT IS FOR THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDERSHIP FOR NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!
(“Burn in my Light” by Mercy Drive plays as Rex McAllister runs out to the ring, wearing black tights and donning his “REX MASTER” vest as he slides into the ring)
Ring Announcer: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Sea Isle, New Jersey, weighing in at 238 pounds…. HE IS REXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MCALLLLLLLLLISTERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
Pierre: BA BANG!! THIS MATCH IS GONNA’ BE HOT! Rex McAllister is the first man out here, and he has been solid, Cherish! While you may drool over how he looks, I drool over how he much ass he kicks! Rex has definitely showed Showdown what he is capable of!
(The lights dim in the arena as “Comatose” by Skillet plays, and when the lights turn back on, Kevin Hunter is seen walking down to the ring, stepping on the apron and pointing to the tables with a smile)
Ring Announcer: Introducing second, from Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 235 pounds… HE IS KEVINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN HHHHHHUNTTERRRRR!!!
Cherish: Wow… Those pecs (Goo)… Kevin Hunter has been shaky, but he is always a force to be dealt with! In the first week after the draft, Hunter picked up a victory, and he has been on a skid since then, but that all could turn around here tonight!
(“Re-Education” by Rise Against plays as Nobi slowly makes his way to the ring, embracing the cheering fans and then running and sliding into the ring)
Ring Announcer: Introducing third, from Indonesia… Weighing in at 228 pounds… HE IS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBIII!!!
Pierre: NOBI! After the first two weeks of losing, Nobi took a week off and it would seem that he rediscovered himself because last week we saw him pull out an impressive victory! Nobi loves to use the technical wrestling on the mat, but who knows what kind of tricks he can pull off with tables… ON FIRE!
(“Can’t be Touched” by Roy Jones Jr. plays as Terry Chamber slowly walks out to the ring, ignoring the many booing fans and embracing the tables and canisters of gasoline)
Ring Announcer: Introducing fourth, from Detroit, Michigan… Weighing in at 287 pounds… HE IS TERRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY CHHHAMMMMMMBBERRRSSS!!
Cherish: Now this hunky piece of ass is someone who I would bet my money on! This guy has been working his ass off every week on Showdown, and he can’t pull off a victory no matter what! This guy is HUGE! A MONSTER! I would be so ready to put a few dudes through some tables if I was him, and he seems more ready for this to start than anyone.
(“Absolute Zero” by Stone Sour plays as Kurt Burton walks out with his maniac smile and acknowledges the cheering fans, ignoring the heated ones, sporting a flannel shirt and torn jeans)
Ring Announcer: THE FINAL COMPETITOR! From Lexington, Kentucky, weighing in at 253 pounds… HE IS KURTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT BURRRRTONNNN!!
Pierre: Now Cherish, you may have your money on Terry Chambers sweetheart, but this guy is a whole different level of insane! Did you see the work he put in last week with that steel pipe? HE ABSOLUTELY CLOCKED SOME DUDES! This match, we have been waiting for weeks… AND HERE IT IS! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! BECAUSE I CAN!
(Some stagehands go to two of the already standing tables and apply gasoline before igniting them on fire)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Pierre: AND HERE WE GO! Action unfold as Kurt Burton and Nobi go after each other, connecting with brutal right and left hands each! Meanwhile, Terry Chambers has Rex in a side headlock and he whips him towards Hunter! BUT REX MCALLISTER WITH THE SHOULDER BLOCK AND HUNTER GOES TO THE MAT! Rex bounces off the opposite ropes… AND HE GOES FOR THAT DROPKICK TO TERRY’S FACE! BUT TERRY SIDESTEPS! Look out! Kurt Burton whips Nobi into Terry Chamb–NO! TERRY CHAMBERS WITH A BIG BOOT! Nobi gets leveled as he rolls out on to the apron, and Kevin Hunter is up… HE CHARGES FOR A CLOTHESLINE! BUT TERRY CHAMBERS SIDESTEPS AS HUNTER SLAMS INTO THE CORNER! Hunter bounces off… AND TERRY CHAMBERS GRABS HIM IN A REAR WAIST LOCK… GERMAN SUPLEX! AND KURT BURTON OFF THE ROPES! LEG DROP ACROSS THE THROAT OF HUNTER!
Cherish: AND TERRY CHAMBERS STARTS DRIVING THOSE RIGHT HANDS INTO KURT BURTON’S HEAD! Over and over, Terry is applying those strikes as he pulls Kurt up… Chambers whips him into the ropes… AND NOBI GRABS HIS ANKLE FROM THE APRON! AND HE PULLS KURT AS HE FALLS FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT! Terry turns his attention to Rex and starts brawling, and Nobi and Kurt are exchanging fists on the outside! Nobi connects with a kick to his gut, and he pulls Burton over towards that flaming table! NOBI IS TRYING TO TOSS BURTON ON TOP OF THAT TABLE! BUT KURT WITH AN ELBOW TO HIS GUT! ANOTHER! A THIRD! Burton turns him around… AND HE DRIVES HIM INTO THE BARRICADE! Burton takes a step back… CHEST CHOP!! ANOTHER!! HE IS MAKING THAT CHEST RED! Burton grabs ahold of Nobi… AND HE TOSSES HIM INTO THE STAIRS! BUT NOBI LEAPS OVER THE LOWER PORTION OF THE STAIRS! Burton walks over towards hi–UPPERCUT FROM NOBI! AND HE PULLS BURTON IN… RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP ON THE OUTSIDE PADDING!!
Pierre: Meanwhile in the ring, Terry has Rex in the corner as he starts driving knees into his gut over and over… Terry takes a step back… RUNNING BIG BOOT IN THE CORNER! BUT REX MCALLISTER LEAPS OUT OF THE WAY! Terry Chambers has his leg suspended on the top rope… Rex walks over and he is looking for a neckbr–KEVIN HUNTER CHARGES! HE IS GOING FOR A CROSSBODY ON REX! NO! REX WITH AN INCREDIBLE SHOWING OF STRENGTH AS HE CATCHES HIM… AND HE DROPS HIM ACROSS HIS KNEE WITH A BACKBREAKER! Hunter rolls onto the apron and tries to recover, and Rex turns arou–TERRY GOT HIS FOOT OFF THE TOP ROPE! AND TERRY CHARGES! CLOTHESLINE! He levels Rex and goes off the ropes again… LOW KICK TO HIS HEAD! Terry Chambers has been absolutely dominant as he pulls Rex between his legs… AND HE HOISTS HIM UP! POWERBOMB! POWERBOMB FROM TERRY CHAMBERS!! BUT REX MCALLISTER SLIDES OFF! Rex goes to the corner to recover… BUT TERRY IS RIGHT ON HIS TAIL AS HE CHARGES FOR A CLOTHESLINE! BUT REX DIVES OUT OF THE WAY! Kevin Hunter is starting to get to his feet on the apron…
Cherish: Terry Chambers is trying to catch his breath in the corn–NOBI LEAPS UP ON THE APRON FROM OUTSIDE THE RING, AND HE GRABS THE BACK OF TERRY’S HEAD… AND HE DROPS HIS NECK ACROSS THE TOP ROPE WITH A BRUTAL NECKBREAKER! Meanwhile Kevin Hunter is on the apron and he is gripping that top rope… Rex McAllister is turning around… AND KEVIN IS GOING FOR A SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! BUT NO! KURT BURTON OUT OF NOWHERE DRIVES A LEAD PIPE INTO THE BACK OF KEVIN HUNTER! Kurt Burton grabs ahold of Hunter’s legs… AND HE IS HOLDING HIM IN A POWERBOMB SITUATION… AND KURT BURTON SENDS KEVIN HUNTER THROUGH THAT IGNITED TABLE!! KURT BURTON WITH THE FIRST ELIMINATION AS HE SENDS KEVIN HUNTER HOME!!
Ring Announcer: Kevin Hunter has been eliminated!
Pierre: BANG!! THE FIRST ONE DROPS! We are down to four here as Kurt Burton and Nobi slide into the ring, and all four men are staring each other down again… AND KURT BURTON CHARGES AT TERRY CHAMBERS! Kurt is unleashing kicks to his gut over and over, and Nobi and Rex lock up! Rex grabs ahold of Nobi and whips him into the ropes… REX WITH AN ARM DRAG! Rex gets up and he sees that Kurt is driving that boot into the throat of Terry Chambers in the corner… Rex goes off the ropes.. LEAPING DROPKICK AND HE CONNECTS RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF KURT’S HEAD! Kurt stumbles against the ropes and Rex grabs ahold of Terry… HE WHIPS HIM INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER! AND HE CHARGES FOR A CLOTHES–NOBI WITH A DROP TOE HOLD! Rex goes face first into the mat, and Nobi bounces off the ropes… RUNNING DROPKICK TO THE GUT OF TERRY! Terry is leaning over as he Nobi pulls him in… NOBI IS LOOKING FOR A DDT ON TERRY CHAMBER! NO! KURT BURTON RUNS UP… ENZUIGIRI FROM BEHIND! HE KICKS NOBI IN THE FACE! Nobi stumbles towards the ropes as Terry is still leaning over…
Cherish: Kurt Burton runs off the ropes… CHARGING KNEE TO THE SIDE OF TERRY’S HEAD! AND HE PULLS HIM IN… REVERSE DDT CONNECTS! Rex McAllister is starting to get to his feet… AND BURTON CHARGES FOR A CLOTHESLINE! BUT REX DUCKS UNDERNEATH AND GRABS AROUND HIS WAIST! GERMAN SUPLEX FROM REX MCALLISTER! Rex quickly rolls over as Nobi is slowly starting to get his fee–REX RUNS! ROLLING NECKBREAKER TO THE KNEELING NOBI! Rex is absolutely dominat–TERRY CHAMBERS KICKS HIM IN THE GUT! AND TERRY PULLS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS… TERRY CHAMBERS LOOKS FOR HIS SIGNATURE T-5! THE T-5 MANEUVER!! BUT REX SLIDES OFF AND LANDS ON THE APRON… Terry bounces off the ropes… CHARGES FOR A LARI–BUT REX MCALLISTER WITH A SHOULDER THRUST BETWEEN THE ROPES! Rex reaches down and grabs ahold of that lead pipe from Burton… He takes a step back… AND HE CRACKS THAT PIPE RIGHT OVER THE HEAD OF TERRY CHAMBERS! Rex drops that pipe on the apron as he climbs up to the top rope…
Pierre: BUT LOOK! NOBI CHARGES TOWARDS THAT CORNER! HE LEAPS UP ON THE SECOND ROPE AND STARTS DRIVING RIGHT AND LEFT HANDS INTO THE FACE OR REX OVER AND OVER! Nobi is connecting with a variation of elbows and uppercuts… He reels back… HEADBUTT CONNECTS AND REX IS GROGGY! Nobi grabs ahold of him… He pulls him in… NOBI IS LOOKING FOR A SUPERPLEX!! NOBI IS LOOKING FOR THAT SUPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE! He starts to lift him up… BUT KURT BURTON IS CHARGING TO TAKE OUT HIS LE–TERRY CHAMBERS WITH A SPEAR AND HE SENDS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! Terry Chambers quickly gets to his feet… AND DOUBLE AXEHANDLE SMASH TO NOBI’S BACK! Terry Chambers is lining himself up… He grabs ahold of Nobi’s feet… OH MY LORD CHERISH! TERRY CHAMBERS WITH A POWERBOMB TO NOBI AND NOBI STILL HAD REX LOCKED IN FOR A SUPERPLEX! TERRY CHAMBERS JUST ABSOLUTELY LEVELED EVERYBODY IN THIS MATCH! TERRY CHAMBERS IS A MONSTER!
Cherish: Terry Chambers rolls to the outside of the ring and he grabs one of the folded up table and he slides it into the ring, following that up by grabbing a bottle of lighter fluid and setting it on the apron as he starts to climb back into the rin–KURT BURTON CHARGES AND DISCUS ELBOW TO TERRY ON THE APRON! Kurt takes a step back… LEAPING DROPKICK!! TERRY IS TRYING TO MAINTAIN HIS BALANCE, AND HE IS ALMOST FALLING BACK INTO THE LIT TABLE BEHIND HIM!! BUT HE GRABS THAT ROPE AND HOLDS HIMSELF UP! Kurt Burton bounces off the ropes… LEAPING FOREARM SMASH! BUT TERRY CHAMBERS WITH AN UPPERCUT MID-AIR! Burton falls back into the ring as Terry enter–NOBI IS BARELY ON HIS FEET BUT HE SMASHES THAT LEAD PIPE INTO THE BACK OF TERRY’S HEAD! Nobi goes off the ropes… HE FLIPS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE PENDULUM STYLE.. AND NOBI WITH THAT REBOUND LARIAT AS HE LEVELS TERRY WITH HIS FINISHING MANUEVE–BUT REX MCALLISTER COMES UP BEHIND HIM! FALL AWAY SLAM AND NOBI IS ROLLED UP IN THE CORNER LIKE AN ACCORDION!
Pierre: All men are down and slow to get up, but Kurt Burton is first to his feet! Burton moves over towards Re–REX WITH A KICK TO HIS GUT! AND REX PULLS HIM IN FOR A DDT! BUT KURT BURTON REVERSES OUT AND IS BEHIND REX! Kurt Burton shoves Rex into the ropes.. AND BURTON WITH A HIP TOSS AS REX GOES BACK FIRST INTO THE MAT! Kurt goes off the opposite ropes… LEG DROP ACROSS THE THROAT OF REX MCALLISTER! Burton is on a roll here as he starts to set up that table in the middle of the ring, and he turns arou–TERRY CHAMBERS KICKS HIM IN THE GUT! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS! TERRY CHAMBERS IS LOOKING FOR THAT T-5 THROUGH THE TABLE! T-5!! BUT NOBI WITH THAT LEAD PIPE AS HE DRIVES IT INTO THE BACK OF TERRY’S HEAD! Burton slips off and is trying to recover in the corner as Nobi shoves Terry into the corner, and starts driving his knees into his gut over and over! Nobi takes a step back… RUNNING BOOT THE THROAT OF TERRY CHAMBERS! Nobi pulls Terry up to his feet–LOOK! KURT BURTON IS POURING THAT FLUID OUT ON TOP OF THAT TABLE! AND HE GRABS THE MATCH FROM THE APRON! THAT TABLE IS UP IN FLAMES AS NOBI GRABS TERRY BY HIS ARM… KURT AND REX HAVE A LOOK IN THEIR EYES… AND NOBI WHIPS TERRY TOWARDS THE TABLE!!
Cherish: AND KURT BURTON AND REX MCALLISTER WITH THE DOUBLE HIP TOSS AND THEY GET THAT BIG MAN IN THE AIR… AND HIP TOSS THROUGH THE BURNING TABLE! TERRY CHAMBERS IS ELIMINATED! THEY HAVE GOTTEN RID OF THE MAN WHO HAS CAUSED SO MUCH CHAOS IN THIS MATCH!
Ring Announcer: Terry Chambers has been eliminated!
Pierre: We are down to three here as Nobi, Rex McAllister and Kurt Burton all scan each other up and down… AND KURT STARTS DRIVING STRIKES INTO REX’S SHOULDER, AND NOBI CHARGES IN AND GETS THAT ELBOW THE BACK OF KURT’S HEAD! Nobi grabs Kurt and he whips him into the ropes… AND NOBI LEVELS HIM WITH AN ELBOW! Nobi goes off the ropes… AND HE IS LOOKING FOR A SENT–BUT REX MCALLISTER WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK AND NOBI STUMBLES BACK! Rex grabs Nobi and whips him into the corner… BUT REX IS RIGHT BEHIND HIM AND HE CONNECTS WITH A CORNER SPLASH AS SOON NOBI HIT THAT CORNER! Rex grabs ahold of him from behind… BACK SUPLEX CONNECTS! Rex turns arou–KURT BURTON IS UP AND SWINGS THAT LEAD PIPE AGAIN! BUT REX DUCKS UNDERNEATH AND HE TACKLES KURT INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER! Rex is on that second rope and he starts driving right and left hands into the face of Kurt Burton over and over again, and Rex is grabbing ahold of his head… AND REX LEAPS OFF THE SECOND ROPE! SITOUT JAWBREAKER CONNECTS AND KURT SNAPS BACK INTO THAT CORNER!! I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF HE IS CONSCIOUS CHERISH!!
Cherish: Rex McAllister is clearing out some of the table pieces from the ring and he pulls Burton out of the corner and lays him down in the center of the ring… Rex McAllister starts to climb up on the top turnbuckle… Rex McAllister is fueling off the energy of the crowd… AND REX IS LOOKING FOR A SENTON BOMB! BUT NO! NOBI CHARGES AND CLIPS HIS LEG! REX FALLS DOWN SPLIT LEGGED ON THAT TURNBUCKLE! Nobi exits to the apron as he starts climbing up the turnbuckle… AND HE HAS HIM IN POSITION!! NOBI IS LOOKING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE! AND NOBI LAUNCHES BACK! GERMAN SUPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE! GERMAN SUPLEX AND BOTH OF THESE MEN ARE DOWN AND OUT! Kurt Burton is slowly trying to get to his feet in the middle of the ring, and he sees that both of these men are most likely knocked out!! Burton slowly crawls to the apron as he rolls out, and he pulls Nobi up to his feet… KURT BURTON PULLS HIM BETWEEN HIS LEGS… HE HOISTS HIM UP FOR A CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB! HE IS LOOKING TO SEND HIM THROUGH THAT TABLE! BUT NOBI IS USING ALL HIS ENERGY TO RESIST, DRIVING ELBOWS TO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD OVER AND OVER! WAIT! NOBI GRABS AHOLD OF THE TOP ROPE AND HE PULLS HIMSELF OFF OF KURT AND ONTO THE APRON!
Pierre: Burton turns around, outrag–NOBI KICKS HIM IN THE FACE! Nobi takes a few steps back on that apron… AND HE CHARGES! CROSSBODY! BUT KURT BURTON CATCHES HIM! NOBI ESCAPED ONCE AND I DON’T THINK HE CAN DO IT AGAIN… AND BURTON CHARGES HIM INTO THE CORNER POST! Nobi’s back has to be in so many levels of pain right now as Burton carries Nobi over towards one of the lit tables… AND HE HOISTS HIM UP OVER HIS SHOULDER! HE IS LOOKING TO BODY SLAM NOBI THROUGH THE FLAMING TABLE! BUT WAIT! REX MCALLISTER WITH A DIVE INTO THE BACK OF KURT’S KNEE AND BURTON DROPS TO ONE KNEE! Nobi stumbles away from the chaos as Rex gets ready… HE CHARGES! CLOTHESLIN–BUT NO! KURT BURTON CATCHES HIM! AND KURT HOLDS HIM IN POSITION… BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX THROUGH THE FLAMING TABLE! BUT NO! NOBI WITH SPINNING ELBOW TO BACK OF KURT’S HEAD! Kurt releases Rex and he is leaning over… AND NOBI CHARGES! RUNNING CUTT–NO! KURT BURTON WITH A BACK BODY DROP AND NOBI JUST WENT THROUGH THAT FLAMING TABLE! NOBI IS OUT! NOBI IS OUT OF THIS MATCH AND WE ARE DOWN TO TWO!!
Ring Announcer: Nobi has been eliminated!
Cherish: KURT BURTON AND REX MCALLISTER IS WHO WE HAVE LEFT! ONE OF THESE TWO MEN WILL BE THE NEW CONTENDER FOR THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP! Kurt Burton grabs ahold of Rex McAllister and rolls him up on the apron… Rex’s head is leaning off the edge… AND BURTON WITH AN ELBOW DROP INTO HIS HEAD! Burton shoves Rex into the ring and he grabs ahold of another table and he slides it into the ring, along with a pack of matches and lighter fluid… Burton slides into the ring as he leans that table up in the corner, and he turns around around towards Rex… DOUBLE STOMP TO HIS BACK! Burton is methodically trying to slow down the pace here as he pours the lighter fluid on the leaning table in the corner, and he grabs that match.. AND THAT TABLE IS UP IN FLAMES! He turns over to Rex McAllister and pulls him u-REX WITH A NASTY UPPERCUT! AND ANOTHER! A THIRD! Rex whips Burton into the ropes… Rex leans over for a back body drop… AND KURT BURTON KICKS HIM IN THE FACE! AND BURTON GOES THE ROPES.. DIVING SHOULDER BLOCK! Burton has that look in his eye as he glances over to the lead pipe that is laying on the apron… AND HE STARTS TO MOVE TOWARDS HIS SIGNATURE WEAP–REX MCALLISTER GRABS HIM BY HIS ANKLE AND DROPS HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT!
Pierre: Rex McAllister slowly gets to his feet and stumbles towards that pipe… AND REX HAS THE PIPE! Rex has a smirk on his face and he turns arou–KURT BURTON WITH THE KICK TO THE GUT! REX DROPS THE PIPE AND BURTON PULLS HIM IN… HE HOISTS HIM UP… KURT BURTON WITH A PILEDRIVER ON TOP OF THAT LEAD PIPE! REX MCALLISTER HAS TO BE OUT! THERE IS NO WHERE HE IS STILL IN THIS! Kurt Burton is absolutely drained of his energy as he pulls himself to his feet slowly, and he takes in a deep breath as he pulls Rex McAllister in between his legs… Rex is trying to resist, but there is not much power behind those punches anymore! Kurt Burton hoists him up… AND KURT HAS HIM OVER HIS SHOULDERS… KURT HAS HIM IN POSITION FOR HELTER SKELTER! THE CROSS POWERBOMB! HE MOVES OVER TOWARDS THAT CORNER WITH THE FLAMING LEANING TABLE.. AND HE GOES! THE POWERBOMB!! BUT REX MCALLISTER SLIDES OFF AND LANDS ON THE SECOND ROPE… REX SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE! BURTON TURNS AROU–REX GETS HIM IN THAT SIDE HEADLOCK! SPRINGBOARD TORNADO DDT AND HE SENDS KURT BURTON HEAD FIRST INTO THE FLAMING TABLE! REX MCALLISTER WITH THE REX EFFECT INTO THE FLAMING TABLE! IT’S OVER! IT’S DONE! SOMEHOW REX MCALLISTER FOUND THE ENERGY AND WON!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Burn in my Light” by Mercy Drive plays as Rex McAllister, barely conscious, has his arm raised and officials immediately start checking on Rex and Kurt both)
Ring Announcer: AND YOUR WINNER…. AND NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP… REXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MCCCCALLLLLLSITERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
Cherish: WHAT A VICTORY BY REX! The odds were against him in many instances here, and Rex found a way to either avoid elimination or turn the odds in his favor, and coming off that piledriver… I thought he was out! Kurt Burton looked to have this match in his pocket, but Rex with that final surge of energy… Well, I guess that’s the sort of man it takes to be the next contender for that National Elite Championship!
Pierre McGuire: THIS WAS AN ABSOLUTE BLAST OF A MATCH! I was on the edge of my seat the ENTIRE time! I couldn’t tell who was going to take the victory at the end! It’s a well deserved win going to Rex McAllister, and boy The Pizza Boy could be in some serious trouble now!
(The camera focuses on Rex McAllister celebrating his victory on the second rope, he raises both of his fists into the air, and the camera would fade elsewhere.)
(Territorial Invasion video plays: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzbaFv_6hmI …)
(A graphic for Ares Vendetta versus Lannister for the Answers World Championship is shown as the fans in attendance can be heard cheering in the background)
Pierre: And lastly, but certainly not leastly, we’ve come down to this! Our main event! The gold on the line! Two of the finest athletes in EAW with equally impressive physiques duking it out not for their families or a crown, but all for the right to be the Answers World Champ!
Cherish: Seriously, why do you have to make everything sound so weird? Anyway, I suppose, in a way, you’re right. These two men might genuinely hate one another more than anyone else in this company, and their fair share of blood to warrant the right to respectively be here on this stage and in this moment, deciding once and for all who the better man is and who the true World’s Champion is.
(A video package plays; highlighting the feud between Ares Vendetta and Lannister, featuring Lannister winning the King of Elite Tournament, Ares winning the World Heavyweight Championship Crown from Methuselah, Ares recruiting Norman Hellion and challenging Lannister, Lannister beating Norman Hellion at the Grand Rampage in a Trial By Combat while humiliating Ares, Ares brutally assaulting Athena Vendetta while Lannister looked on, Ares narrowly defeating Lannister at Pain For Pride 8 and taking the King of Elite Crown, Lannister taking back his Crown at Mid-Summer Massacre by defeating Ares, Lannister branding his name into Ares’ flesh by beating him at Territorial Invasion, and the revival of their history with one another with Ares throwing out the challenge, and their following confrontations up to Dia Del Diablo)
(The camera cuts back to the Mexico City Arena as the lights in the arena start to fade out)
..“And who are you, the Proud Lord said, that I must bow so low?”..
“Only a cat a different of a different coat, that’s all the truth I know”…
“In a coat of gold or a coat of red, a Lion still has claws”….
“And mine are long and sharp, my Lord, as long and sharp as yours.”….
“And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that Lord of Castamere”…
“But now the rains weep o’er his hall”…
“With no one there to hear.”
(“Shepherd of Fire” by Avenged Sevenfold plays all throughout the arena as the lights in the Mexico City Arena suddenly come back on to reveal Lannister – in his usual gold and red attire – with Athena Vendetta at his side as the crowd cheers)
Pierre: What a response Lannister has gotten from this Mexico crowd! Athena Vendetta is looking as lovely as always, but Lannister looking just a bit more lovelier as he makes his way down towards the ring on his own, as there will be no amount of support Athena could possibly hope to provide in a contest like this, as well as the fact that she could be in danger being even THAT close to Ares! Nonetheless, Lannister looks – pardon the pun – fired up!
Cherish: You’d think he would have lost some motivation following his defeat at Pain For Pride, but Lannister looks even MORE determined, if anything! This isn’t just a match for him, and it isn’t just about the very personal history he has with Ares! He wants to take back everything he lost so many months ago when he was sidelined with an injury! He wants that World Championship gold, and he’ll do absolutely anything it takes!
(A roar is heard all throughout the Mexico City Arena)
(“Bloodlust” by contRoVersy plays all throughout the arena as Ares Vendetta stoically makes his way out to the stage, dressed in red and black attire and the Answers World Championship around his waist; he and Lannister staring down while he makes his way towards the ring)
Pierre: And here comes the Champ! The cream of the proverbial crop! The man! The King of Kings! The Arsenio Hall amongst all other talk show hosts! With that luxurious hair of his and unapologetic style of beating his opponents half to death with his strong style ways, Ares Vendetta has become a force to be reckoned with!
Cherish: There’s really nothing I could say that the look on those two men’s faces doesn’t already make clear! They clearly hate every fiber of one another’s being! After all these two have done to each other, I can’t even imagine what tonight holds in store for us, but you can be certain Ares Vendetta will do absolutely everything in his power to walk out of here still the Answers World Champion, just as he’s done for months now!
(Both Ares and Lannister stand across the ring from one another – Ares crouching down in his corner as the Announcer stands in the middle of the ring)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Announcer: The following contest is a FIRE AND STEEL MATCH…. AND IT IS FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!…..
(The crowd cheers as Ares and Lannister look on)
Announcer: Introducing first to my left, the challenger…. Hailing from Dortmund, Germany!…. He weighed in tonight at 252 Pounds!…. HE IS “THE ANGEL OF DEBT”, “THE PANZER TANK”, “THE DEUTSCH MERCENARY”…. HE IS LAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNIIIIIIIISSSSSSTTTTTTTEEERRRRR!!!….
(Lannister doesn’t move as the crowd erupts with cheers all around the arena)
Announcer: And to my right…. He hails from The Land of the Rising Sun!…. He weighed in tonight at 217 Pounds!…. HE IS THE REIGNING AND DEFENDING ANSWERS CHAMPION OF THE WOOORRRLLDD….. “THE BLACK VULTURE”, “THE NEW DON”, ARES VEEEEEEEENNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDEEETTTTTTAAAAAA!!!…..
(Ares stands up, quickly taking off his Answers World Championship and displaying it high in the air for Lannister to see, both men not blinking as they stare down)
Cherish: And now the time has come to settle this war once and for all…
(Ares hands the Answers World Championship to the Refereee, who shows it for Lannister, the Crowd, and the hard-camera to see before handing it off to a worker at ringside as the Fire & Steel Structure begins to lower)
Pierre: Look at that thing! I thought a Steel Cage was terrifying enough! They’ve somehow managed to make it look even more frightening as it lowers around Ares, Lannister, and the Official for this contest!
(Fire suddenly ignites all around the top of the cage as the Referee finally calls for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Cherish: This Answers World Championship contest is now OFFICIALLY underway as Lannister and Ares don’t make a move just yet… Both men seem to be sizing one another up here. Remember, it’s been nearly a year since they’ve competed against one another… Ares gets up out of that corner as he and Lannister begin to cautiously circle the ring – both men seemingly looking for an appropriate opening… They equally know how easily the tide could change, so taking control early on is important.
Pierre: Right you are, Cherish, but it seems Ares and Lannister are – shockingly – on the same wavelength as they ease towards one another in the center of the ring before finally going in for a big collar and elbow tie up! Both men jocking for position! Lannister uses that freakish strength of his to overpower Ares as he sends him down to the ground! Ares immediately rolls back up to his feet as Lannister looks to follow up, but nobody’s home! Ares dodged whatever Lannister could have been looking for there as he catches him from behind with a waist lock! Ares looking for a German Suplex, but Lannister’s not letting it happen as he blocks it! Ares is doing his damndest to deadlift his opponent into it!
Cherish: Lannister rocks Ares with a big elbow thrown back into the side of the Champion’s skull! Another elbow off the side of Ares’ head! ARES REFUSES TO BREAK THE WAIST LOCK AS HE DEADLIFTS LANNISTER INTO A TAKEDOWN TO THE CANVAS! Ares mounts the back of Lannister, who desperately tries to get out of this, but he’s immediately getting bombarded with hard shots! There’s no rules but getting a win by pinning or submission in this contest! Ares can do whatever he pleases for however long he pleases as he throws crossface shots into Lannister! He’s gonna break the challenger’s nose if he keeps that up! Lannister refuses to let the assault continue as he begins overpowering Ares once more! He’s rolled him onto his back, out of that position, but Ares immediately gets a Sleeper Hold in on Lannister! Ares isn’t giving him an inch!
Pierre: I don’t think Lannister even knows he’s in that Sleeper Hold! Look at him! He’s rising back to his feet and lifting Ares up with him like he’s a child! Ares with the body scissors to go along with that Sleeper Hold! LANNISTER’S UP AND IMMEDIATELY DRIVES HE AND ARES BACKWARDS INTO THE STEEL CAGE! LANNISTER SLAMS INTO IT AGAIN! AGAIN! AND AGAIN AS THE SLEEPER IS BROKEN! The back of Ares’ head repeatedly slamming into that steel as he’s looking dazed, but he desperately tries to keep his momentum going as Lannister turns around! Ares with a shot! LANNISTER GRABS ARES AND MANHANDLES HIM AS HE CLUTCHES HIM BY THE HEAD AND SLAMS THE BACK OF HIS SKULL INTO THAT CAGE ONCE MORE!
Cherish: THE LOOK OF HATE IN THE EYES OF LANNISTER AS HE CHOKES THE LIFE OUT OF ARES WITH ONE HAND! ARES IS TRAPPED AGAINST THAT CAGE WALL! ARES DRIVES A FOREARM DOWN INTO THE WRIST OF LANNISTER TO BREAK FROM HIS GRASP AND THROWS A MALICIOUS HEADBUTT TO THE FACE OF LANNISTER–JESUS! Lannister fights with everything he’s got to stay on his feet after that one! Ares isn’t looking too good either! ARES SPITS IN THE FACE OF LANNISTER! HOW PETTY DO YOU GET?! Anything to disrespect this man!
(Lannister slowly wipes the spit off of his face as a still hurt Ares holds himself up against the ropes, laughing)
Pierre: THAT MAY BE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE ARES HAS EVER MADE AS LANNISTER COMES AT HIM IN A BLIND RAGE!
Cherish: ARES HAS IT SCOUTED AS HE SIDESTEPS THE INCOMING LANNISTER AND NAILS HIM WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF THE SKULL! A dazed Lannister turns around to meet a big forearm to the face from the Champion! Ares with a knife-edge chop to the chest of Lannister that echoes throughout the Mexico City Arena! Another knife-edge chop! Another forearm! Ares with a blatant closed-fist shot to the face of Lannister now! Another shot to the face! He’s doing everything in his power to disrespect and injure his opponent! Ares grabs the head of Lannister, yelling something I didn’t quite catch… AND HE SENDS HIM FORWARD! BIG IRISHWHIP! NO-LANNISTER REVERSES AS HE GRABS THE BACK OF ARES’ HEAD AND USES THE MOMENTUM AGAINST HIM AS ARES GOES CRASHING AT FULL FORCE INTO THE FIRE & STEEL WALL!! ARES DOESN’T EVEN SEEM TO KNOW WHAT JUST HIT HIM AS HE WOOZILY STAYS ON HIS FEET, BUT HE’S PULLED IN BY LANNISTER ONCE MORE! HE’S SENT CRASHING INTO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE CAGE WITH EVEN GREATER IMPACT THIS TIME!
Pierre: I didn’t think it could get worse for the Champion, but I think it just did as Lannister literally lifts Ares up, OVER his head! Ares is struggling with all his might, but he can’t seem to get out of Lannister’s grasp! LANNISTER LAUNCHES ARES OUT OF THAT GORILLA PRESS POSITION AND CRASHING STRAIGHT INTO THAT CAGE WALL ONCE MORE AS THE CHAMPION FALLS BETWEEN THE ROPES AND THE WALL!! A ridiculous display of strength! I gotta draw this guy!
Cherish: Uh, yeah, you do that, but in the meantime, Lannister isn’t giving Ares even a chance to catch his breath! He reaches down between those ropes and cage wall, clutching the hair of Ares in his hands, dragging the Champion back up! Ares can’t even put up a fight by this point! He’s hurt! Lannister setting him up… HE PULLS ARES OUT FROM BEHIND THOSE ROPES AND INTO A STALLING VERTICAL SUPLEX POSITION! LANNISTER’S WALKING AROUND WITH ARES SUSPENDED IN THE AIR LIKE HE WEIGHS NOTHING! THIS MEXICO CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET AS LANNISTER LOOKS TO PERHAPS FINISH THIS CONTEST RIGHT HERE AND NOW!!
Pierre: ARES DRIVES A KNEE DOWN INTO THE SKULL OF LANNISTER!
(Lannister nearly drops Ares, but deadlifts him back up into the air after a few seconds as the crowd cheers)
Cherish: Insane! “The Panzer Tank” is an appropriate nickname for this guy! Ares drives another knee down into the skull of Lannister! A third knee connects as Ares manages to escape his opponent’s clutches and lands on his feet behind Lannister! Lannister quickly spins around to eat a big jumping enzuigiri from Ares!! Ares isn’t finished yet! He’s gone through Hell and back to take that Answers World Championship and keep it this long! He quickly rises back on his feet as Lannister’s looking dazed! Lannister throws a lariat, but it’s blocked with a boot from Ares! ARES WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE INTO THE MOUTH OF LANNISTER! Both men looking like a strong wind could send them toppling down to the canvas! Lannister attempts a lariat once more, but it’s completely cut off by a high kick to the side of the skull from Ares! Lannister’s still on his feet! What resilience! The face of Ares turning from a determined one to sheer frustration and anger! HE THROWS A YAKUZA KICK INTO THE FACE OF LANNISTER! And Lannister’s still up!
Pierre: ARES IS UNLOADING NOW AS HE THROWS KICKS ALL OVER THE BODY OF LANNISTER! KICKS TO THE INDIVIDUAL LEGS, KICKS TO THE RIBS, KICKS TO THE TORSO, KICKS TO THE SKULL! LANNISTER WILL NOT FALL! HE JUST WON’T FALL! LANNISTER LETS OUT A BATTLE CRY THAT GETS THIS CROWD ELECTRIFIED AS ARES SWINGS ANOTHER HIGH KICK TO THE SKULL!! IT’S CAUGHT! LANNISTER DRIVES AN ELBOW DOWN INTO THE KNEECAP OF ARES! A BIG DRAGONSCREW LEG WHIP CONNECTS AS ARES IS SENT CRASHING DOWN TO THE CANVAS! BOTH MEN ALREADY RACING BACK TO THEIR FEET! Ares is favoring that left leg of his as Lannister struggles to shake the cobwebs out of his head after that onslaught of kicks he just went through! Both men are up! Ares attempts another kick, but it’s once more caught! ARES WITH AN ENZUIGIRI! LANNISTER HAS IT SCOUTED AS HE CATCHES THE OTHER LEG AND DROPS ARES DOWN! HE’S GOT HIM IN HIS GRASP!
Cherish: THE SWING!!! LANNISTER WITH THE SWING ON ARES VENDETTA AS THIS MEXICO CROWD STARTS COUNTING WITH EACH REVOLUTION!
Crowd: UNO! DOS! TRES! CUATRO! CINCO! SEIS! SIETE! OCHO!
Pierre: AND LANNISTER FINALLY PUTS A STOP TO IT AS HE SWINGS ARES INTO THE CAGE WALL WITH GREAT VELOCITY AS THE SKULL OF THE CHAMPION NAILS THAT STEEL!! LANNISTER IS FIRED UP! HE WANTS TO FINISH THIS RIGHT HERE AND NOW! HE BACKS INTO THE NEARBY CORNER, CATCHING HIS BREATH AND RECUPERATING ALL WHILE STALKING HIS OPPONENT! Ares Vendetta seems to have been busted open following that crashing into the cage wall! It looks as though he’s got a laceration on his head as he struggles to get up, not knowing the fate that awaits him!
Cherish: This Mexico crowd is ready! They’re ready to see a new Answers World Champion crowned! We’ve been wondering who could possibly dethrone Ares, and we’ve got our answer here tonight! Lannister’s ready to make a move! Ares looks like he hardly knows where he is by this point! HE MAKES IT UP TO HIS FEET AS LANNISTER COMES BARRELING OUT OF THE CORNER WITH MOMENTUM AT HIS BACK!! FEUER FREI!!!! ARES SIDESTEPS IT AND NAILS LANNISTER WITH AN IMMEDIATE SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX OUT OF NOWHERE!! ARES VENDETTA COMPLETELY STOPS THE MOMENTUM OF HIS OPPONENT DEAD IN HIS TRACKS! NO–LANNISTER’S UP! LANNISTER’S UP! LANNISTER’S BACK UP ON HIS FEET BEFORE ARES CAN EVEN GET THE CHANCE TO DO THE SAME AS HE GRABS AN UNSUSPECTING ARES!! BLOOD MONEY!!!! LANNISTER LIFTS ARES UP, LOOKING TO LOCK HIS HANDS FOR THAT MERCILESS MASTERLOCK HE’S KNOWN FOR, THROWING ARES AROUND LIKE A RAGDOLL!! ARES THROWS THE BACK OF HIS HEAD INTO THE NOSE OF LANNISTER!! ANOTHER HEADBUTT!! ARES COUNTERS INTO A VICTORY ROLL!!
Pierre: IT’S HARDLY EVEN A ONE COUNT AS LANNISTER KICKS OUT OF IT! BOTH MEN SCRAMBLE TO GET BACK UP TO THEIR FEET! BOTH MEN RUNNING ON PURE ADRENALINE TO KEEP THEM GOING THROUGH THE AGONY THEY’VE PUT ONE ANOTHER THROUGH THUS FAR AS THEY’RE UP! LANNISTER CHARGES IN WITH A BIG BOOT, BUT ARES ANTICIPATES IT AS HE DUCKS AND CHARGES INTO THE ROPES!! LANNISTER TURNS AROUND AS ARES COMES BACK AT HIM WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM!! ARES’ LARIAT IS NO GOOD AS LANNISTER DUCKS IT AND GOES CHARGING INTO THE ROPES HIMSELF! BOTH MEN COMING AT ONE ANOTHER LIKE TWO TRAINS ON THE SAME TRACK! ARES WITH A RUNNING YAKUZA KICK!! IT’S CAUGHT IN MID-MOVE BY LANNISTER WITH A DRAGONSCREW LEG WHIP AS ARES VENDETTA IS VIOLENTLY DRIVEN TO THE CANVAS!! LANNISTER’S NOT GIVING ARES EVEN AN INCH AS HE KEEPS ON THE ATTACK! HE PLACES ONE KNEE ONTO THE LEFT LEG OF ARES WHILE HE DRIVES ELBOW AFTER ELBOW AFTER ELBOW INTO THE RIGHT LEG OF THE CHAMPION!!
Cherish: LANNISTER IS LITERALLY JUST TORTURING ARES BY THIS POINT AS HE DRIVES THOSE PAINFUL ELBOWS REPEATEDLY INTO THE RIGHT LEG!! HE QUICKLY GETS UP AND DROPS A KNEE DOWN INTO THE LEFT LEG OF ARES NOW AS THE CHAMPION WRITHES IN PAIN! ANOTHER KNEE DROP INTO THE LEFT LEG! LANNISTER IS JUST LAYING INTO THE LEGS OF ARES WITH NO MERCY! HE GRABS A LEG NOW, SETTING ARES UP… FIGURE-FOUR LEG LOCK!!! HE’S GOT A FIGURE-FOUR IN ON ARES VENDETTA!! ARES IS IN AGONY! PURE, UNMITIGATED AGONY IN THE CENTER OF THAT RING WITH ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE TO GO!! LANNISTER APPLYING PRESSURE WITH EVERY PASSING SECOND, WILLING TO SNAP THE LEG OF ARES IF HE HAS TO!
Pierre: ARES MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE MUCH MORE OF THIS! HE’S GOT TO BE AT HIS BREAKING POINT! HIS LEG IS GETTING BENT IN WAYS NO LEG SHOULD! HE MAY HAVE TO TAP OUT AND LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY! HE’S LOSING THIS BATTLE AS HE CAN’T EVEN KEEP HIMSELF UP ANYMORE! THE REFEREE STARTS A COUNT WITH ARES’ SHOULDERS TO THE CANVAS!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!………. TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cherish: Ares shoots back up! A LOUD – AND I MEAN LOUD – OPEN HAND CHOP TO THE FACE OF LANNISTER TO THE SHOCK OF THIS MEXICO CROWD! LANNISTER FIRES BACK WITH AN OPEN HAND CHOP OF HIS OWN TO THE FACE OF ARES! ARES WITH A CHOP TO THE FACE OF LANNISTER! LANNISTER WITH A CHOP– NO! ARES CATCHES THE HAND OF LANNISTER AND PULLS HIM IN!! GUILLOTINE!!! HE’S GOT HIM IN A GUILLOTINE AS THE FIGURE-FOUR IS SLOWLY BROKEN UP!! ARES HAS SUCCESSFULLY ESCAPED IT AND SIMULTANEOUSLY TRAPPED HIS CHALLENGER IN A DEADLY SUBMISSION OF HIS OWN AS LANNISTER STRUGGLES!! LANNISTER’S NOT GOING DOWN THAT EASILY! HE’S NOT LETTING IT END LIKE THIS! Ares is doing all he possibly can to keep Lannister down with this hold, but Lannister’s using that superior strength of his to power his way back up to his feet despite it! He may lose consciousness before he can attempt to get out of this! Lannister’s face is turning a bright shade of red as he forces himself up to his feet! He’s got a hold of Ares! He… HE DEADLIFTS ARES INTO THE AIR?! DEADLIFT FEUER FREI!!!!
Pierre: FLYING CROSS ARMBAR!!! ARES CATCHES LANNISTER WITH A FLYING CROSS ARMBAR ON HIS WAY DOWN!! ARES HAS LANNISTER DOWN ONCE MORE IN ANOTHER DEVASTATING HOLD AS HE THROWS SHOTS INTO THAT TRAPPED ARM OF LANNISTER WITH HIS FREE HAND!! LANNISTER’S DOING ALL HE POSSIBLY CAN TO GET OUT OF THIS!! ARES SHIFTS IT INTO AN OMOPLATA!! HE’S GOT IT!! VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER!!!! THE VDP IS LOCKED IN ON LANNISTER!! ARES IS LOOKING TO SNAP THE ARMS OF HIS OPPONENT IF HE HAS TO!! HE CAN’T SEEM TO LIFT HIS LEG UP TO STOMP THE BACK OF LANNISTER’S SKULL AS LANNISTER REFUSES TO VERBALLY SUBMIT!! HE’S SHAKING HIS HEAD “NO” AGGRESSIVELY AS ARES DESPERATELY TRIES TO WIN THIS!! HE’S DOING ALL HE POSSIBLY CAN!!
(Ares breaks the submission, exhausted, as the crowd loudly cheers both men on)
Cherish: Unbelievable! An incredible bout this has been between these two men, and Ares nearly finished it, but he may have completely exhausted himself trying to get Lannister to submit! Coupled with that blood loss and the damage he’s accumulated, you’ve got to be wondering if the Champion has anything left in him! Lannister’s favoring that right arm of his following that assault at the hands of Ares as Ares remains down on the canvas, his chest heaving with every deep breath he takes as he narrowly avoided losing his Championship and came so very close to capturing the victory! Both of these competitors start crawling their way to opposite sides of the ring, just focused on getting back in this and winning it once and for all, but that’s a feat easier said than done! In a lot of ways, these two men are alike! That much has been true with every encounter they’ve had so far! I honestly don’t know who could take this if it keeps up like this! I don’t know if either will make it out of here! Both men clutch the ropes, pulling themselves up! The hate and determination in their eyes as they rise to their respective feet! ARES IS UP FIRST AS HE FORCES HIMSELF FORWARD INTO A SPRINT! HIS LEGS DON’T SEEM TO BE COOPERATING AS HE SLOWS DOWN! LANNISTER RUSHES IN! A BIG CHOP BLOCK CONNECTS TO THE LEFT LEG OF ARES!!
Pierre: Ares writhes in pain on the canvas once more, clutching that possibly injured leg of his! Lannister may have gotten himself a golden opportunity with that one as he starts lifting the battered Ares back up! HE’S GOT HIM UP! THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE!!! No–The Death Valley Driver is no good as Ares barely manages to throw a forearm into the damaged right arm of Lannister! Another shot to that arm! Ares drops down with that right arm in his grasp! HE’S GOT A HAMMER LOCK IN ON LANNISTER! LANNISTER THROWS AN ELBOW BACK INTO THE MOUTH OF ARES! The hold is quickly broken as Ares goes backpedaling into the nearest corner! LANNISTER’S HAD ENOUGH OF THIS AS HE BURSTS FORWARD, COMING STRAIGHT FOR ARES!! ARES CATCHES THE INCOMING LANNISTER WITH A DEATH VALLEY DRIVER INTO THAT CORNER–MY GOD!! BOTH MEN DOWN ONCE MORE! Ares just nailed a big move that could easily turn the tide in his favor, but it may have been out of pure desperation!
(A slow-motion replay is shown of Ares catching the incoming Lannister with a Death Valley Driver into the corner)
Cherish: Ares seems to be the only one left moving after that one, to no surprise… He’s got that fire in his eyes reignited as he looks up at that literal fire high up, surrounding the top of the cage! There’s no door to escape from, and there’s no way he’s getting through those flames! He’s got one option and one option only and that is to beat his opponent plain and simple right there in the middle of that ring as Ares clutches the ropes and starts dragging himself back up! You can see him cringing as he struggles to use those damages legs of his! He wants to finish this as he starts climbing up the corner! He’s got Lannister in his sights! This crowd is on their feet! Ares is in a great deal of pain! He’s up! HE–HIS LEGS GIVE OUT!! ARES’ LEGS JUST BUCKLED AS HE DROPS DOWN HARD ON THAT TOP TURNBUCKLE!! HE CAN’T GET THE METEORA AS LANNISTER IS ALREADY MOVING! Get up! He needs to get up if he hopes to beat Lannister! Ares is once more trying to get in position for that Meteora before it’s too late! LANNISTER SPRINGS UP AND NAILS ARES IN THE FACE WITH A POWERFUL FOREARM! Lannister cringes in pain, quickly favoring that right arm he just used! He’s got a problem of his own in this contest! Lannister switches to his left arm as he nails Ares again with another forearm! A hard shot connects to the face of Ares! Another! ANOTHER!
Pierre: Lannister’s looking for something big as he climbs up there with Ares! He sets the Champion up… LANNISTER LIFTS ARES UP INTO POSITION!! HE’S GOT HIM IN A STALLING VERTICAL SUPERPLEX, TAKING HIS SWEET TIME HERE!! THE LEGS OF ARES ARE DANGEROUS CLOSE TO THOSE FLAMES!! I THINK LANNISTER WANTS TO DROP THE CHAMPION RIGHT SMACK DAB INTO THAT FIRE AROUND THE TOP OF THE CAGE!!! ARES IS PANICKING!! LANNISTER’S GONNA SEVERELY BURN THIS MAN IF THAT’S WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN! THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND!! ARES FIGHTS OUT OF IT, THROWING RAPID SHOTS INTO THAT RIGHT ARM OF LANNISTER!! HE GETS OUT OF THAT SUPERPLEX POSITION, STILL IN A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN FROM HIS INJURED LEGS AS HE GRABS THE RIGHT ARM OF LANNISTER AND SWINGS IT INTO THE CAGE WALL!!
Cherish: A smart, smart strategy for Ares! He grabs the arm of Lannister and drives it into that steel wall again as Lannister winces! Ares drops down between the legs of Lannister in the corner, pulling the challenger onto his shoulders!! HE CHARGES!!! ARES CHARGES ACROSS THE RING WITH LANNISTER IN HIS GRASP!! A RUNNING RELEASE POWERBOMB CONNECTS INTO THE CORNER OF THE CAGE AS LANNISTER IS LAUNCHED OVER THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH EVERYTHING ARES HAD LEFT IN HIM!!! ARES DROPS DOWN IN PAIN, GRASPING AT HIS LEGS AFTER THAT AS LANNISTER IS LAID OUT AGAINST THAT CAGE CORNER!! Lannister brilliantly assaulted the legs of Ares in this contest, because not only has it severely hindered the Champion, but it’s also taken out a lot of moves from his arsenal! It’s a miracle Ares could even pull that powerbomb off, but he’s paying for it right now!
Pierre: Ares is doing just all he really can to get blood flowing back into his legs here as he struggles to get back up to finish what he started! Lannister doesn’t seem to be going anywhere after that release powerbomb, but the more time wasted, the smaller Ares chances are of ending this! Ares is back up, lumbering his way towards the battered Lannister… He makes it to him! Lannister with a shot to the face of Ares! Another hard shot! Ares grabs that injured right arm of Lannister and swings it into the cage wall once more! HE PULLS LANNISTER IN!! AN IMMEDIATE BRAINBUSTER CONNECTS AS LANNISTER IS PLANTED INTO THE CANVAS!!! ARES ROLLS OVER WITH AN ARM DRAPED ACROSS THE CHEST OF LANNISTER FOR THE COVER!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!………. TWO!!!!!!!!!!!…….
Cherish: Lannister with a shoulder up at two! It’s not enough! It’s just not enough and Ares knows it as he slams a fist down into the canvas out of frustration! Ares doesn’t know what else to do here! He starts lifting himself up, grimacing in pain as he stares down at his rival! Ares backs into the corner, slowly pulling himself up! I don’t know what he’s thinking, but a Meteora isn’t gonna do him any good with the shape his legs are in! Hold on… Ares… Ares is pulling off a boot? What in the World is he… Doing? Ares just pulled off his left boot! He… Ares starts pulling himself up in that corner, clutching the cage wall to support him! HE’S LIFTING THAT BOOT UP! HE’S LIFTING IT TO THE FIRE!! THINGS JUST BECAME CRYSTAL CLEAR HERE AS ARES HOLDS THAT BOOT OF HIS TO THE FLAME AROUND THE TOP OF THE CAGE, LOOKING DOWN ON A BATTERED LANNISTER, WHO STRUGGLES TO GET HIMSELF UP!! ARES’ HAS TURNED HIS BOOT INTO A LETHAL WEAPON HERE AS THIS CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET! IT’S AFLAME AS LANNISTER GETS TO HIS FEET! HE TURNS AROUND AS ARES LEAPS!!! LOOK OUT!!!!
Pierre: FEUER FREI!!!!!!! LANNISTER CAUGHT THE INCOMING ARES WITH A FEUER FREI OUT OF NOWHERE!!!! LANNISTER JUST SAVED HIMSELF! HE SAVED THIS ENTIRE CONTEST FOR HIMSELF WITH THAT, BUT HE CAN’T SEEM TO MAKE THE COVER AS HE WRITHES IN PAIN, USING THAT INJURED RIGHT ARM OF HIS TO HIT THE FEUER FREI!! THE REFEREE HAS TO ASK LANNISTER IF HE CAN EVEN CONTINUE, BUT LANNISTER SEEMS DETERMINED TO KEEP GOING AND FINISH THIS!! Lannister clutches that burning boot of Ares with his left hand before a crew worker could spray it down with an extinguisher! He’s got his own purpose for it! Lannister can’t even move his right arm anymore after using it for that Feuer Frei as he slowly starts to rise back to his feet with that burning boot in his grasp! The sadistic look on his face as he eyes the battered and beaten Ares Vendetta! Ares is a bloody mess! His legs may BOTH be injured! Both of these men have got out of their way to cripple one another in this contest, and now something’s gotta give! Something’s gotta give! Ares makes it up to his knees!
Cherish: LANNISTER NAILS ARES WITH A SHOT TO THE FACE WITH THAT BURNING BOOT!! THE CREW WORKER PUTS OUT THE FLAME WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER AS ARES IS LAID OUT!! LANNISTER NEEDS TO COVER HIM!! HE ROLLS OVER ONTO THE CHEST OF ARES!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!!!……….
Pierre: ARES KICKS OUT OF IT! THE CHAMPION IS STILL IN THIS!! LANNISTER’S AS FLUSTERED AS I’VE EVER SEEN HIM! HE HAS TO END THIS! Lannister doesn’t know what else to do as he looks around… Hold on! Hold on, he’s eying the nearby corner as he forces himself back to his feet! He glances back at Ares one last time before he makes his way to that corner, and starts his ascent! He struggles to get to the top without the use of his right arm, but he’s up! HE’S PERCHED! LANNISTER LEAPS!! METEORA?!!!!! LANNISTER WITH A METEORA ON ARES VENDETTA – I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING!! LANNISTER GOES FOR THE COVER TO FINISH THIS WAR ONCE AND FOR ALL!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!………. TWO!!!!!!!!!!!……….. THREE!!!!
Cherish: ARES GETS A SHOULDER UP?! WHAT?! LANNISTER – THIS CROWD – I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! ARES IS STILL ALIVE IN THIS CONTEST! WHAT A WAY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN TO LOSE HIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!! LANNISTER’S POUNDING THE CANVAS, EVERY BIT AS FRUSTRATED AND FURIOUS AS HIS OPPONENT WAS EARLIER! HE JUST WANTS ARES TO STAY DOWN! HE WANTS TO LEAVE THIS ALL BEHIND HIM! HE WANTS TO WALK OUT OF MEXICO AS THE NEW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! Lannister looks to that top turnbuckle once more! He’s gonna finish this one way or another! He forces himself back up to his feet, stumbling his way back into that corner, and starts his ascent once more! Ares is as resilient as they come, but he’s not invincible! He’s got a limit like anyone else, and Lannister hopes to find it! Ares isn’t even moving an inch as Lannister rises up to the top! HE’S PERCHED! LANNISTER LEAPS WITH A SECOND HEINOUS METEORA INTO ARES!!!!!
Pierre: NO–ARES ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE VERY LAST SECOND AS LANNISTER CRASHES AWKWARDLY TO THE CANVAS!! LANNISTER WANTS TO GET BACK UP, BUT HE’S IN A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN ON HIS KNEES!! ARES SPRINGS UP OUT OF NOWHERE AND RUNS A VIOLENT KNEE INTO THE BACK OF LANNISTER’S SKULL!!! MY GOD!! ARES IS SCREAMING OUT IN PAIN AFTER THAT ONE, BUT HE HAS TO KEEP GOING HE HAS TO KEEP GOING! ARES FORCES HIMSELF UP TO HIS KNEES AS LANNISTER REFUSES TO GO DOWN! HE THROWS A LARIAT INTO THE FACE OF LANNISTER! ANOTHER LARIAT! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! ANOTHER!! ARES PULLS LANNISTER IN, UNDERHOOKING BOTH ARMS, FORCING BOTH UP!!!
Cherish: ARES’ LEGS ARE ABOUT TO GIVE OUT!! LANNISTER LIFTS HIM UP!! SNAKE EYES INTO THE CAGE WALL!!! NO–ARES CATCHES HIMSELF ON THE WALL!! LANNISTER HAS NO IDEA!! HE’S GOT NO CLUE AS HE TURNS AROUND!! ARES LUNGES OFF OF THE WALL!! FEUER FREI!!!!! ARES VENDETTA WITH LANNISTER’S OWN FEUER FREI OFF OF THAT CAGE WALL AS BOTH MEN GO CRASHING TO THE GROUND!!! ARES COVERS HIM!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!…….. TWO!!!!!!!!!!……….. THREE!!
Cherish: LANNISTER KICKS OUT! HE’S NOT FINISHED! HE’S NOT FINISHED YET, BUT ARES ISN’T FINISHED EITHER AS HE GRABS THE WRIST OF LANNISTER, FORCING BOTH MEN UP!! HE DRAGS THEM BOTH UP, FIGHTING AGAINST HIS INJURED LEGS!! HE’S GOT HIM! KING’S LANDING!!!! NO, ARES CAN’T LIFT HIS LEG FOR THE YAKUZA KICK!! HE PULLS LANNISTER IN!! FEUER FREI!!!! ARES WITH ANOTHER FEUER FREI ON LANNISTER!! HE KEEPS HIM IN POSITION! ARES UNLOADING WITH RAPID-FIRE EUROPEAN UPPERCUTS INTO THE MASTER OF THE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! AGAIN AND AGAIN! NOT LETTING UP!! BOTH MEN DROP TO THEIR KNEES AS ARES KEEPS COMING WITH THOSE UPPERCUTS!! LANNISTER’S MOUTH IS BLEEDING AS ARES FORCES HIMSELF BACK UP AND CHARGES INTO THE ROPES!! FEUER FREI!!!!! ONE MORE MASSIVE FEUER FREI CONNECTS INTO ITS OWNER AS ARES LANDS ON THE CHEST OF LANNISTER!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!!!!………. THREE!!!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Bloodlust” by contRoVersy plays all throughout the arena as the Fire & Steel structure is raised)
Announcer: THE WINNER OF THIS CONTEST BY PINFALL…. AND STTTTTTTTIIIIILLLLLLL ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION….. ARES VEEEEEEENNNNNNNNDDDDDDDEEEEEETTTTTTAAAAA!!!!
Cherish: What a war! That wasn’t a match! That was a war, plain and simple! They used absolutely everything they had in that contest, they brutalized one another, they battered one another, they potentially even injured one another, and in the end, Ares Vendetta managed to capture the victory!
(The Referee raises the hand of a barely moving Ares Vendetta while a worker places the Answers World Championship next to him)
Pierre: These two men proved beyond a shadow of a doubt why they are two of the best in the game! I’m as giddy as a schoolgirl after watching that one!
(Medical technicians check on Ares and Lannister while a worried Athena Vendetta quickly makes her way towards the ring to check on Lannister)
Cherish: Tonight, we’ve seen people battle with fire, we’ve seen people set on fire, we’ve seen everything you could possibly imagine involving fire, but what we just witnessed there was not literal, but two figurative fires clashing with one another until the other was finally snuffed out!
Pierre: And a delicious sight it was to see! My throat’s sore from calling that one!
Cherish: Lannister wasn’t able to capture the Answers World Championship tonight, but just as he did at Pain For Pride, he proved why he’s an absolute force of nature and one of the best athletes this company has ever seen! He may have lost the battle tonight, but the war may not be over, I hope we get to see more from these two together someday!
(Athena talks to Lannister at ringside as Ares is helped to his feet, raising the Answers World Championship with, still grimacing in pain)
Pierre: What a night it’s been! An absolutely brutal night and a showcase of the best talent this company has here on Showdown! In the end, Ares Vendetta is still the Answers World Champion, but who knows what challenge awaits him next and every other winner that walked out of Mexico here tonight with a victory! I can’t wait to see what’s next as we head towards Territorial Invasion!
Cherish: And neither can I, and we’re out of time tonight, so let’s see what’s next for Showdown! Signing off for Pierre McGuire, I’m Cherish, and we’ll see you on Showdown! Thank you for joining us, goodnight everyone from Mexico City, Mexico at Dia Del Diablo!
(Ares Vendetta is helped to the back with his Answers World Championship in hand while Lannister is cheered on by the Mexico crowd for his efforts as the camera slowly fades to black)
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