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Dynasty 10/12/2018

( EAW Intro plays )

( We get a recap of last week’s Dynasty, showing highlights of the PURE Championship # 1 contendership tournament as well as the results of each match. It started with Erebus Jennings defeating Ben Black in a dominant display, putting him down in timely fashion. It then shows Lucas Johnson having a back and forth match with Shaker Jones, highlighting Johnson’s resilience and ability to overcome his larger opponent. We then see Andy Lush and ZERO battle it out in a hotly contested contest which ended with ZERO getting the upper hand over his rival Andy, gaining retribution for his loss to Andy Lush in the not-so distant past. It ends with Jason McCormick’s match against Ryan Wilson, where the crowd was heavily behind Wilson but McCormick showed an exemplary display of his skills and managed to knock off the more experienced Elitist. Recap comes to an end. )

( We open up to the Rod Laver Arena, with the packed audience cheering as loudly as they can. We see the hashtag #SOLDOUT at the top corner of the screen and we also see a screen bar that reads: “Melbourne, Australia”. )

Stew-O: IT IS ANOTHER SELL OUT CROWD DOWN UNDER HERE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA; WE ARE JUST EIGHT DAYS AWAY FROM WHAT COULD TURN OUT TO BE THE MARQUEE EVENT OF THE YEAR! WELCOME TO FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY!

(The camera cuts back to the arena as “2nd Sucks” by A Day To Remember hits and Starr Stan makes his way out through the curtain to a CHORUS of cheers.)

Stephie Love: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome at this time… THE DYNASTY GENERAL MANAGER!!! STAAAAAAAR STAAAAAAAAANNNN!!!

Stew: With Operation: Doomsday just ONE WEEK away, there is absolutely no doubt that this man must have a million things running through his mind. This is his first branded pay per view since calling for this brand to create a revolution for this business, and I have to say that with the success the brand has been going through and their success at Territorial Invasion – he’s doing a fantastic job.

Talib: You can’t really take anything away from Starr. He’s gone from being a man that was potentially on his way to losing his position as general manager – to slowly turning this brand into an absolute powerhouse.

(Starr enters the ring as Stephie Love hands him her microphone and leaves as “2nd Sucks” fades out.)

Starr: We’re a week away from I could call the biggest show for Dynasty in recent history. EAW presents shows that will always be incredible, but Operation: Doomsday is Dynasty’s opportunity to truly prove how far that the brand has managed to come over the last few months. Alongside those backstage, we wanted to create something that would give Dynasty the opportunity to honour the foundations that made EAW everything that it is today – while also giving the new generation that continues to carry this company into the future to spotlight themselves. There’s an opportunity next week for everything with the chance to compete on the show to put themselves at the forefront of this brand and prove that they’re a name that deserves the opportunity to stand at the top of this brand. We will find out later tonight on who will be the man that will compete against Jack Ripley for the newly reinstated PURE Championship. The finalisation of the New Breed Championship and Openweight Championship matches will be announced. Grudges will be settled, and in the main event – Theron Nikolas will cash in his King of Elite crown to challenge the reigning Answers World Champion, Darkane.

(There’s a loud mixed reaction as Starr nods his head.)

Starr: Whether you like the man or not; he will have the opportunity that he has been fighting towards for the better part of a year. These are two men that are arguably the leaders of the new era here on Dynasty. Both have argument towards why they’re the man that deserves to carry this brand’s flag, and as long as I have any say in the matter – the better man at Operation: Doomsday will be the man to do so. With this opportunity that I have, I would like to invite both men to come out here.

(“Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus hits as Darkane makes his way out through the curtain with the Answers World Championship hanging from his shoulder. He makes his way down to the ring and his handed a microphone.)

Starr: Thank you, Darkane.

Darkane: I’m meant to buy into any of this? This is what you’ve wanted from the moment that you managed to get him on this brand. You wear that fake smile; you try to act like you’re happy with either of us as the Answers World Champion, but we both know that’s not the case, Starr.

Starr: Do you know what the benefit of this match is at Operation: Doomsday? I’m happy with either of you as the Answers World Championship – because the man who will earn that victory, will have earned it entirely. It’s going to be two men putting themselves through absolute hell to hold that. You’ve been an incredible champion, Darkane – and I say this without any disrespect to the names that you’ve beaten – but, this is your biggest challenge to date. This is a man that you’ve never managed to defeat; if you manage to overcome Theron at Operation: Doomsday – absolutely nobody will be able to doubt you in the slightest.

Darkane: Until the next name that’s meant to be the one to take this championship away from me comes along.

Starr: It really depends on how you look at it.

Darkane: I’ve beaten Hall of Famers; I’ve beaten names that are meant to be ones that will carry this company into the future – all names considered as those with the possibility to take this away. I said the week after I won this that there was never going to be anyone that would be able to take this away from me, and nobody seems to have listened. Everyone still has that hope in their eyes; everyone still believes that anything is possible – but, they always end up doing the same thing. They crumble. They break. They fall. Theron has always manage to escape their fate, but there is always something that he hasn’t been able to capture. This championship signifies where I now stand, and Theron represents where I was. People believe that his potential is limitless; he has the chairman’s backing. He has a lapdog at his disposal, which I will beat again tonight. At Operation: Doomsday, I’m not only going to destroy him physically. I’m going to destroy every piece of him. I’m going to destroy his career.

“ILLEST MOTHERFUCKER ALIVE!!!!”

(“Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Jay-Z and Kanye West hits as Theron Nikolas saunters out to the ring with the King of Elite crown in one hand and a microphone in the other. He and Darkane maintain eye contact until he enters the ring, and Theron’s music dies down leaving only the crowd to boo him out of the building. )

Theron Nikolas: (grin) Thank you Melbourne, I love you too!

(The boos intensify. Theron smiles and laughs while chewing his gum.)

Starr: Alright Theron, now’s not a time to start trolling, this is a very serious and important moment.

Theron: The only important moment is going to happen in an actual good country, the U.S of A, when I take that Answers World Title from this underachiever standing across the ring from me.

Darkane: Hey if you want to run your mouth about me how about you at least come a little closer so that you can say it to me face?

(Theron walks over to Darkane, but Starr immediately blocks him off.)

Starr: Easy, okay? Doomsday is just eight days away, you can get as confrontational as you want in Houston. Listen I’m going to remain bi-partisan when it comes to any opinions between you guys, but the fact is this prestigious title match is going to represent the roots of EAW to its core. It’s going to embody the roots of EAW by providing an environment where quite frankly, one of you is going to climb the ladder to success, and the other is going to die trying.

(The crowd response increases, putting together what Starr means.)

Starr: I have spent a ton of time mulling over what match would be appropriate for this situation and I’ve come to a decision. At Operation: Doomsday Darkane, you will defend your Answers World Title against the King of Elite in a TABLES, LADDERS AND CHAIRS MATCH!!!!!

(The crowd becomes unglued, some chanting “YES”! and the others cheering at the top of their lungs. Darkane leans back on the turnbuckles and starts laughing.)

Theron: You think it’s funny that you’re going to lose your Answers World Title?

Darkane: No, buddy. I just find it real appropriate. It seems like Starr really has it out for you all along, because for once you are being put in a position where you don’t get to have your “Chairman’s pet” card carry you to success. You damn sure ain’t going to ride high into Houston off the back of Jack Ripley since tonight I’m going to break him into two pieces. You’re going to have to answer for every disgraceful act of cowardice you’ve committed this year. And you’re going to have to answer for it all in the very same match that TRUE kings such as Mak and Captain Charisma actually earned their King of Elite crown in. In other words you’re going to end up like everyone else who has challenged me for this Answers World Title, because at Operation: Doomsday, I’m going to EXPOSE you.

Theron: That’s cute Darkane, but it’s also grossly inaccurate, and it actually makes me a bit worried because you seem to have no idea what the hell you’re walking into.

Darkane: You should be worried, I’ll tell you that much–

Theron: SHUT YOUR MOUTH, the king is talking. Like I said before, you are grossly overestimating yourself and you’re riding the same old smear train against me that the rest of the losers in this company try to use in order to slander me, but the difference between you and them is that you’re going to have to put your money where your mouth is, and you’re as good as dead broke far as I’m concerned. You want to talk about exposed? I’ve been “riding high” in this company from the moment I debuted here. You want to know when you started to get a buzz?? When you were handed an over-the-hill Scott Diamond on a platter, because the last two Answers World Champions before him QUIT.

(Darkane walks closer to Theron.)

Theron: Don’t you talk to ME about getting a free card. Your entire Answers World Championship reign has been on easy mode Darkane. Well congratulations, but it’s time for the real games to actually begin, and at at Operation: Doomsday you’re walking right into a boss battle.

(Theron gets in Darkanes face.)

Theron: And you’re not walking out. (pats on the title over Darkanes shoulder) Not with that.

(“Illest Motherfucker Alive” comes back on, and the champ & challenger go nose to nose as Darkane holds up the Answers World Championship refusing to back down. The two engage in a long stare down, and Starr eventually intervenes to prevent things from escalating.)

Stew: The Answers World Champion and the King of Elite will both walk into Houston carrying gold, but only one of them is walking out with it! It is likely to be one of the most consequential matches, and at this rate it may be just as destructive! THERON, DARKANE, TABLES LADDERS AND CHAIRS, AT OPERATION DOOMSDAY!!!!

Talib: For the Answers World Championship!

( “Revolution” by The Score plays in the background, and we see snapshots from last week’s Dynasty main event including a picture of Impact and Mr. DEDEDE reuniting to gang up on Cameron Ella Ava, and another photo of Cameron’s sister Ms. Extreme coming out to make the save. )

Talib: Well we ended last Dynasty on a shocking note, as we saw the reunion of the fearsome duo known as the Liquid Swords, but Camille Jane Ava reemerged from the shadows after months of inaction to make the save for her sister in the nick of time! Tonight we expect to see the Liquid Swords, and uhhh, let’s just say DDD has a pretty disturbing promise to make.

( “Revolution” continues and we see Albert Hitchman giving a pep talk to Lucas Johnson in his dressing room. )

Stew: Not sure if I am looking forward to that, but we do have something to look forward to next; the first match of the PURE Championship contendership tournament semifinals and finals matches scheduled for this evening! Could it be this young man Lucas Johnson who makes it all the way to Operation: Doomsday to face Jack Ripley? Johnson vs ZERO, coming right up after the break!

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — Road to Redemption 12 teaser. )

((((((SYNCON.))))))

(When EAW returns from commercial break, Stephie Love is seen standing in the ring.)

Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for….

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Stephie: And is a semi finals match in the PURE Championship tournament!!!

(“Year Zero” by GHOST hits the PA system and the mysterious masked luchador ZERO makes his way from the backstage area.)

Stephie: Introducing first… from Guadalajara, Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeexico… he is the Guerrero Oscuro… ZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOO!

(ZERO slips into the ring and heads to his corner. His music fades and is replaced by “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media.)

Stew: This is going to be an exciting match! One of these men could be going up against Jack Ripley for the PURE Championship!

Talib: I don’t know who has the advantage here, but I know one thing; we are in for one hell of a contest.

Stephie: And his opponent… being accompanied to the ring by Albert Hitchman… from Atlanta, Georgia… he is the Notorious One… LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS JOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN!!!

(Lucas and Albert begin to make their way to the ring. Lucas looks focused and ready to get this match going, and Albert gives him last minute instructions as they reach the ring.)

Stew: Here’s a hot take Talib. I believe that Albert Hitchman has already had a huge impact on Lucas Johnson, and will continue to have Lucas rise through the ranks of EAW. This man has managed World Champions, Hall of Famers, and he’s about to take Lucas Johnson to the stars, straight out of the atmosphere. We are going to see a Lucas Johnson we have never seen before.. What do you think?

Talib: It’s certainly possible that we could see a new Lucas Johnson, but I believe those World Champions were already World Champion level and just needed that little extra kick to get there. Is Lucas Johnson at that level? I don’t know about that seeing as though he’s only had a mediocre New Breed Championship reign to his credit.

Stew: He was the Young Lions Cup holder too, don’t forget that.

Talib: And how did that work out for him? Let’s just see how it works out with the two and not just jump conclusions right off the bat. Lucas still has to do the work; Hitchman isn’t just some genie that fixes all the problems with a snap of his fingers.

Stew: Fair.. OH what is this?!

Talib: Before the bell is even able to ring, ZERO goes right after Lucas! ZERO is wasting no time here looking for an advantage over Lucas. He’s just trying to get a headstart here, but he should be careful. The ref could throw this match out before it even begins. He just launched himself over the top rope and nearly took Hitchman out too! ZERO is wailing away on Johnson, firing lefts and rights to the head and face of the former New Breed Champion! Lucas was completely caught off guard and ZERO lifts him up in the air! ZERO is cradling Johnson and he rushes forward….

Stew: ZERO slams Johnson into the ring post, back first! Gah! That had to hurt! Lucas is gripping his lower back and trying to crawl away, but ZERO begins to put the boots to him! He’s stomping a mudhole in Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman looks beside himself right now! I don’t think either of them anticipated ZERO getting off to such a quick start tonight, but this is for a spot in the finals of the PURE Championship contendership tournament that is going to take place later tonight! Everybody wants a chance to get their paws on what belongs to Jack Ripley!

Talib: ZERO FINALLY tosses Lucas into the ring! And the ref is finally able to signal for the bell and officially get this thing under way.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Talib: This match is official now and Lucas is trying to pull himself back to his feet. It’s easy to see that he’s a bit shaken up at this point, but ZERO is not the type of Elitist you want to underestimate. He’s been having his run of problems with Andy Lush, but make no mistake. ZERO is as deadly and as talented as they come. He whips Lucas across the ring and Lucas’ already sore back collides with the turnbuckles, and collapses to the ground.. He’s in a seated position now and ZERO rushes forward with blinding speed. He nails Lucas in the face with a knee… grabs him up by the hair… and tosses him backwards with a nice German suplex!

Stew: ZERO rolls through and never breaks the hold… he pulls Lucas up! A second German suplex!!!! The former NCAA champion is in all kinds of trouble now, especially if ZERO hits another German!

Talib: ZERO, slowly rises to his feet with Lucas Johnson still in his clutches, Lucas is trying to grab for the ropes to get this pain to stop, but ZERO able to life Lucas and HITS A THIRD GERMAN AND IMMEDIATELY GOES FOR A COVER!!!

Ref: ONE!

Talib: Kickout at one by Lucas Johnson! ZERO stands up and looks to bring Lucas with him but the Georgia native has enough presence of mind to counter and roll ZERO up into a small package!!!!

Ref: ONE!

Stew: ZERO kicks out at one!!!! The Luchadude quickly rolls out of the way and Lucas is able to get to his feet! Finally we have a square off, and a fair fight on our hands. These two are circling one another, inching closer very cautiously they don’t want to be on the receiving end of any of the others moves. But finally they lock up! They are testing one another, each of them looking for the upperhand. Lucas gains control of ZERO, and hits him with a quick hip toss, and falls right down into a headlock onto ZERO. ZERO fighting back though, using his strength to bring them both back up to a vertical base. ZERO fights out of the headlock with elbows to the stomach of Lucas. Lucas backs off just a bit trying to give space to ZERO and avoid those elbows at all costs. ZERO tries for a spinning heel kick! Lucas catches the foot! He spins ZERO around… And takes ZERO down with a clothesline.

Talib: Lucas now circling around ZERO who’s writhing on the ground after that clothesline. LUCAS NOW MOVING IN ON THE ANKLE! HE’S LOOKING FOR THE ANKLE LOCK! ZERO SEEMS FULLY AWARE OF THIS THOUGH. As he’s able to get to his back kicks him back and kips up. Lucas charges right back, but ZERO ducks this clothesline attempt. ZERO whirls around… and eats a dropkick right to the face! Lucas grabs that ankle again, and this time he’s able to get the ankle lock SECURED! It’s hard to tell if ZERO is in any pain because he wears that stupid mask but he is reaching for the ropes. Albert is shouting at Lucas to drag ZERO into the center of the ring, but ZERO keeps inching closer to the ropes. Lucas tries to pull ZERO back, but ZERO is able to get his fingertips on the ropes! The referee forces Johnson to break.

Stew: Lucas doesn’t look very happy about being forced to break the ankle lock, but he goes right back to work on ZERO. He pulls the masked man away from the ropes and tosses him into the corner. Lucas begins putting the boots to ZERO, kicking away until ZERO is in a sitting position. He knees ZERO in the face a few times before grabbing ZERO by the mask and pulling him back to his feet. ZERO fights back with a few right hands, which cause Lucas to let go. ZERO reaches forward and grips Lucas around the waist… I think he’s looking to bring him back down to the mat. Lucas blocks this attempted suplex, gets his foot up, and is able bring ZERO down with a belly-to-belly. Lucas tries for a cover, but ZERO is able to reverse it as he gets Lucas wrapped in a choke hold. Not for long though as Lucas fights his way out of it by applying a body scissors to ZERO and hitting him with a few elbows. Lucas is trying to grab the ankle again and see if he can capitalize on the damage he did earlier, but ZERO is able to roll out of the way. ZERO grabs Johnson and slams the back of Johnson’s head into the mat. ZERO is now dropping knees to Johnson’s skull and getting to this feet.

Stew: ZERO begins stomping away on the arms and legs of Lucas Johnson. He wants to render the technician helpless here, but Hitchman is shouting at Lucas to roll out of the way. Lucas quickly gets to his knees but ZERO slams into him with a beautiful shining wizard!!!! Lucas falls back and ZERO goes for the cover!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Ref: TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Talib: NO!!!! Johnson kicks out! ZERO is quickly back to his feet and brings Johnson with him. He whips him across the ring. Lucas ducks the clothesline attempt, comes bouncing back… ZERO tries again! Lucas ducks again…. LUCAS WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE OF HIS OWN!!! He pounces on ZERO and locks in the crossface!!!!

Stew: But he doesn’t have it locked in completely because ZERO is able to start creeping towards the ropes! Lucas is so deceptively strong though and drags ZERO back to the center of the ring! The Luchador refuses to tap, though! He’s still trying to make his way to the ropes! Lucas still can’t get the crossface completely locked thanks to ZERO fighting him every step of the way, and finally Lucas lets go! He slams his fist into the back of ZERO’s head and begins smashing the Luchador’s face into the mat! Hahaha.

Talib: Lucas looks frustrated and he begins raining a flurry fists down on ZERO’s back. He jerks ZERO up and sends him into the corner! Lucas flies towards the corner… looking to hit a flying knee but ZERO moves! Lucas slams his knee into the turnbuckle and grabs a hold of it! That doesn’t look good for the former New Breed Champion!

Stew: ZERO senses Lucas done messed up and since he’s already at the ropes, I think he wants to go for his ultra finisher… the Michinoku Driver II! Wow… he must really wants this win over Lucas Johnson because that’s supposed to be a finisher for extra special occasions!

Talib: Wait a second! What is Andy Lush doing down here?!

Stew: Andy Lush is coming down the ramp but ZERO doesn’t see him! I know they’ve been having their problems as of late as we said earlier in the broadcast, but is this really how to go about dealing with your problems? Now he’s got ZERO’s attention! ZERO was about to drag Lucas Johnson to the top rope for his Michinoku Driver ll ultra finisher!!!! But Andry Lush seems to have put that on halt as he’s coming down to the ring

Stew: Signor Luchaloo was going for the win!!! ZERO launches himself over the top rope trying to get a headstart on Andry and lands right on Lush! The two are going at it… firing away with stiff rights and lefts! ZERO has forgotten all about Lucas Johnson. Bad move kid! Should’ve just taken the DQ! ZERO is just beating the crud out of Andy Lush on the outside here. Driving his head right into the steel steps, and Albert Hitchman is screaming at the referee to start administering the ten count!! Lucas wants to finish the match off on his terms, but Hitchman is holding him back! ZERO seems determined to destroy one another right now! Hitchman now on the apron getting himself involved yelling at the referee because apparently yelling at him from the floor wasn’t getting his point across. The ref is distracted, and Andy Lush has gotten the upper hand and throws ZERO into the ring steps!!! ZERO’s head bounces right off that steel and for all we know he could be unconscious!! He’s not even moving! He tosses ZERO back into the ring, right into the arms of Lucas Johnson. RED ARROW! LUCAS HITS THE RED ARROW ON ZERO, AND GOES FOR THE COVER!

Talib: AND OF COURSE NOW HITCHMAN GETS OFF THE APRON, AND ALLOWS THE REF TO SEE THIS!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding)

Stephie: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, AND MOVING ON IN THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER TOURNAMENT… LUCAS JOOOOOHHHHNNNSONNNN!!!

(Lucas Johnson rises back to his feet as Young and Bitter by Hot Tag Media plays throughout the arena. Lucas raises his hands up, and steps right over ZERO, as Andy Lush watches from the outside with a menacing smile on his face)

Talib: Hmmm I guess Albert Hitchman was the answer all along! Lucas Johnson picks up the victory tonight !

Stew: Are you kidding? Thanks to Andy Lush! Thanks to interference… And..

Talib: And to Albert Hitchman.. You dweeb. Hitchman was having a very nice conversation I assume about the state of America, and they just got so into the conversation that he lost track of time. Thus Andy might’ve been able to do things that he might not have been able to do if the ref was conscious of the situation…

Stew: You’re an idiot.. We’ll be right back..

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — Trailer for the new video game EAW 2K19! )

( Camera transitions backstage where Raven Roberts is standing by at catering, sporting the EAW Openweight Championship over her shoulder. She is dressed in dark clothing and wearing dark shades to cover her black eyes, with her face showing the effects of her brawl with Remi McQueen from the night before. She surveys the plentiful meal options, and opts for the salad bar. )

???: Ahem.

( Raven receives a tap on the shoulder. She turns around, and sees Ryan Wilson standing behind her with a not-so pleased look on his face. )

Ryan Wilson: Hello?

Raven: Hi?

Ryan: So, mind if I ask what your deal is?

Raven: … Well I’m not sure if I should go for the cobb salad or chicken caesar.

Ryan: I’m talking about with me dummy. You said some pretty disrespectful stuff about me last week and I don’t appreciate that.

Raven: Sometimes the truth is disrespectful.

Ryan: I also think you should choose the chicken caesar considering you’re such a chickenshit that you won’t even defend your title against me.

Raven: oooo, punny. Good one. Look man I drove 9 hours just to be here tonight so the last thing I feel like doing is wasting my time with the likes of you.

Ryan: Well I’m just calling it like I see it Rae-Rae. I can’t imagine why you would turn down a title match against somebody who wants to challenge you, in favor of someone who has no interest in you.

Raven: Well pal we have no idea what Erebus thinks, but I’ll tell you what I think: I think you’re an inferior talent, plain and simple. I didn’t come all this way to face inferior competition, I’m here to prove myself as the most efficient champion in the entire company. And considering you can’t even defeat developmental-tier talent, I don’t see how you would fare any different against m–

Ryan: Yeah, just shut up for a minute alright?

( Raven has an incredulous look on her face. )

Ryan: I got it, I lost a match last week and you’re counting me out because of it. Earth to Raven, we all lose matches for heaven’s sake. A bad night doesn’t discount all of the times I busted my butt to get some momentum in my back, and I won’t let somebody like you take the wind out of my sails.

( Raven forms an angry smile and her face. )

Raven: You know what Ryan?

( She removes her sunglasses, showing off her black eye. )

Ryan: Ooh, nasty shiner.

Raven: Yeah, it is nasty, but it’s part of doing the job, something I’m sure you know a lot about. It’s not a problem with me if you have a bad night, but you’ve been having bad nights your whole career. Not only do you have a bad career, but you’re on a bad show. (looks around) Look at this damn place! This is by far the most soft environment of all four brands! I go from having to constantly look over my shoulder on Empire, to spending “casual Friday” here on “Hotel Dynasty”. The catering is nice, every room is climate controlled, hell all the referees say ‘hi’ to you. You have it easy here Ryan, you don’t know what it’s like to be in a kill or be killed environment like what I deal with every single day on Empire. That is why I’m tougher than you and that is why I’m superior to almost everyone on this brand.

Ryan: Wowzers, you really have your head up your own arse now don’t you? Tch, figures. It’s obvious my words aren’t going to get through to you. You have no respect for me at all, so why don’t you bring your butt down to ringside and watch me do what I do best. If you don’t consider me real competition after that, then you’re as ‘bird-brained’ as your name implies.

Raven: (scoff) Alright kiddo, I’ll be there. Impress me enough and MAYBE I’ll humor your little challenge, but as far as I’m concerned you’re in Erebus’ shadow.

( Raven picks up a chicken caesar salad. )

Raven: Gonna see if I can find some croutons. Could use the carbs to keep me awake for your boring ass match.

( Raven walks away and Ryan watches her leave with a salty facial expression. )

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — Ad for tomorrow’s edition of Showdown! How will Scott Diamond convince Diamond Cage to face him at the upcoming ‘No Regards’ supershow? Find out tomorrow at 8PM, 5 pacific! )

( Camera opens back up in the backstage arena, where the camera is fixed on a hallway with double exit doors at the end of it. Both doors swing open, and we see Cameron Ella Ava and her sister Camille, better known as “Ms. Extreme” entering the arena dressed in casual clothing and carrying their purses. The crowd erupts in a chorus of cheers upon the sight of them. )

( Michael Belfort approaches Cameron and Camille with a microphone. )

Michael Belfort: Good evening ladies, just a quick moment? I just had a couple questions. Last week Camille you thwarted off a double team assault from Impact and Mr. DEDEDE against your sister in your first Dynasty appearance in four months. What was it that made you seemingly predict the shenanigans that would play out at the end of last week’s Dynasty?

Ms. Extreme: I always keep an eye out for mi familia Michael, but I never insert myself in my sisters battles unless it is absolutely necessary. I have seen Cam put herself through some of the most dire situations but I always left it alone because I know what my sister is capable of. But hun, Mr. DEDEDE is no stranger to me. I know how his demented mind works because he was a rival of mine during the original REVOLT! Pro Combat run, and that motherfucker has said from his own lips that he isn’t interested in fairness, he’s only interested in winning.

It was obvious to me that DDD can’t beat my sister in a fair fight, just like his butt-buddy Impact can’t either. They had all 2018 to do it and they couldn’t even do it one time. Something was rotten about that challenge he laid out last week, and I was gonna be damned if I let my sister fall for the set up. Fuck all that.

Michael: DDD and Imp are both here tonight and DDD has made a rather… unsettling promise for the both of you of “death, destruction and.. um..”

Ms. Extreme: And r*pe. Just say it dude, it’s just a word.

Michael: Right. Any speculation on how serious he is or how literal his threats are?

Ms. Extreme: (scoff) It’s DEDEDE doing what he always does, trolling as usual. It seems like these last couple of years he’s done more trolling than he’s actually done his job as chairman. But I know behind the hyperbole he is angry because Cam wouldn’t kowtow to whatever he says because ‘God forbid we don’t bow down and cower in fear at the sound of Mr. DEDEDE’s voice’.

Cameron Ella Ava: I agree, I think DDD is slowly losing his mind and it’s clear he lost his conscience a long time ago. I had lingering doubts about how far he would take it, but I have my sister to thank for kinda setting me straight because I admit I still believed there was some good left in the guy. I know well now that that just is not the case. But I’m not afraid of DDD and Impact, and now that I have my sister by my side I have less to fear than ever before.

Ms. Extreme: Tell em’ Cammy!

Cameron: What I love most about my sister Camille, and I say this jokingly but in many ways it’s true; but no lie Camille is basically like my evil twin. I’m the more idealistic person between us and she’s just this no-nonsense, trust nobody, balls to the wall badass. You think I’VE taken things to the extreme in EAW? Well Camille is (literally) MS. Extreme. So Liquid Swords can issue out whatever threats they wanna make, CJ and I aren’t running from them.

Ms. Extreme: (to the camera) I bet that old ass gross disgusting pig has some pent up feelings for my sister, and I know he’s watching right now, so bring it you nasty old bat. And Imp you get clocked too you little bitch!

( Camille flips off the camera and walks off, and Cameron laughs and follows her off leaving behind Michael Belfort. Camera transitions back to the ring. )

(“Indestructible” by Disturbed blares throughout the arena. A spotlight follows shines down onto Erebus Jennings as he walks to the ring ignoring the fans as the reach out to touch him)

Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! And is a part of the PURE Championship Contendership Tournament Approaching the ring first, Weighing in at 240 pounds… EREEEEEBBBUUUSSSSSS JEEEENNNNNNNINNNGGGGSSSS!!

Stew: Well this man here DOMINATED Ben Black last week, it might’ve been the fastest match I’ve ever seen go down. I’m sure he’s hoping to carry that momentum from last week, and into this tournament.

Talib: Never know. With that performance last week I could definitely see him going anywhere from here.

(“The Devil in I” by Slipknot hits as Jason McKormick makes his way to the ring)

Stephie Love: And his opponent, from Jackson, Michigan… weighing in at 235 pounds… JASSSOOOONNNN MCCCKOOOORRRRMMMICCCCKKKK!!

Stew: Jason also had an impressive victory last week against Ryan Wilson. Ryan Wilson remember was seconds away from becoming the Hardcore Champion just a few weeks ago before Jack Ripley decided to get involved and win the title for himself. So to put it plainly it was a great victory

Talib: This is two guys with a bunch of steam going into a head on collision. I know I’m supposed to be an expert and give my expert analysis on who is going to win this.. But I have no idea.

(Jason McKormick slides into the ring and is directed to his corner. Erebus watches intently at Jason as he awaits for the bell. The ref signals for the bell)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Talib: Erebus and Jason start this contest just circling around the ring trying to bite their time and find the perfect place to strike first. McKormick tries shooting the leg, and floats behind Erebus. He lifts Erebus up and drops him down to the ground, following him down and gets Erebus in a headlock. Erebus is squirming around trying to get out of this but seems like there’s nowhere for him to go. Erebus reaching out with his foot and gets it up on the rope, Jason has to break the hold. Jason gets up off of Erebus clean, and let’s him back to his feet. But not for long as he comes right back at Erebus. BUT EREBUS WITH A POKE TO THE EYE, and delivers a DDT! Jason seems stunned, and Erebus has taken control over this match. Erebus with a kick to the face, and another disrespectful kick to the face. Erebus isn’t looking to just beat Jason, he wants to embarrass him.

Stew: Erebus going for another boot, but Jason catches Erebus foot, and gets back to his feet. Jason spins Erebus around, and delivers a German Suplex to Erebus, as he lands on his head! Oh man that landing was bad! Erebus seems dazed, and Jason goes for the pin!

Ref: OOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: But Erebus is able to get his shoulder up, breaking up the pin. Jason picks Erebus back up, and tosses him into the corner. Jason runs right after him and delivers a hard clothesline in the corner, and Erebus falls down to the ground. Jason not done though, and picks Erebus back up, and delivers a fierce chop to the chest. Just after that one you can see Erebus chest getting red. Jason delivers another chop to the chest, as Erebus grabs at his chest. Jason tries to get Erebus arms out of the way so he can get another well placed chop to the chest, but Erebus with spike to the throat of Jason. Jason is gasping for air, but Erebus comes right at Jason and delivers a spinebuster! Laying Jason out. Erebus grabs Jason by the throat, and just blatantly choking Jason right in front of the ref! The ref is trying to forcibly get Erebus off, but he’s not listening so the ref is now counting. Erebus could get DQ’d if he’s not careful here.

Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Talib: Erebus breaks the hold, and smiles right in the face of the ref knowing that he’s getting away with breaking the rules. I guess you do whatever you can when a shot at the PURE Championship is on the line. Manipulate the rules to your advantage it’s all good, I see you Erebus. Erebus now picking Jason up, and leads him over to the ropes, and delivers a chop of his own to the chest of Jason, and backs him up in the ropes and slings him across the ring; McKormick bounces off the ropes and rushes right back at Erebus, but Erebus is waiting and picks him up and delivers a DEVASTATING Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker! And falls right into the cover.

Ref: OOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Talib: NO! Jason gets out of the pin. Erebus not pulling back though. He just mounts Jason and starts raining down left and right hands in the face of Jason, he’s trying to protect himself, but there’s just so much he can handle. The only thing he can do is reach out and grab the ropes! But the damage might already be done! The ref is again trying to get Erebus off but Erebus isn’t listening. Jason rears back though and flings Erebus off. Jason back to his feet, and Erebus too. Erebus comes charging right back at Jason, but Mckormick side steps Erebus and he goes flying out of the ring. Jason see’s Erebus down on the outside of the ring, and decides to follow him.. But not in the traditional way, he’s charging up! He runs from one side of the ring, and right back where he started with momentum.. Suicide dive! Flinging Erebus back into the barrier wall. WATCH OUT FANS! Erebus goes crashing over the wall! They’re both down on the ground, and the ref is starting the count!

Ref: One!

Talib: Jason is getting up, rather slowly, but he’s trying. He’s grabbing at the wall. Still no sign of Erebus though.

Ref: TWO!

THREE!

FOUR!

Talib: Jason up on his feet, is now reaching over the wall, grabbing Erebus, it doesn’t seem like Jason wants to win by count out! He wants to show that he can do it right in the ring.. THUMB TO THE EYE! Jason seems blinded, and Erebus is back standing up on the wall.

Ref: FIVE!

SIX!

Stew: Erebus is looking for something here! But what?! Jason is getting back to his feet, as Erebus looms overhead! He leaps! SPEEAAARRR!!! JASON MCKORMICK DELIVERS A SPEAR TO EREBUS AS HE CRASHES DOWN TO THE MAT, AND HIS HEAD GETS STUCK BETWEEN HIS BODY AND THE WALL!

Ref: SEVEN!

EIGHT!

Stew: Jason is struggling back to his feet… But the count is getting close here! Please don’t let this end in a double count out! COME ON! Jason is back to one knee, Erebus seems like he’s not getting up!

Ref: NINE!

Talib: JASON IS BACK TO HIS FEET BUT HE ONLY HAS ONE SECOND LEFT! HE SPRINTS FOR THE RING

Ref: TEN!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Talib: D-Did he make it??! Was Jason able to make it back into the ring in time?

(Jason gets back to his feet, and follows the ref. Ref lets the ring announcer Stephie Love his decision on the match. He tries to listen in but can’t hear what he said)

Stephie Love: The referee has just informed me that this match has ended in a count out.. Therefore the winner of this match, and moving on in the PURE Championship Number One Contender Tournament…. JAASSSSOOOOON MCCKKOOORRRRMIIICCKK!!!

(The Devil in I” by Slipknot plays and Jason Mckormick starts jumping up and down in excitement)

Stew: Well that was quite the ending, it was a match much expected from these two.

Talib: A back and forth match, that Jason McKormick was able to get the better of in the end. It could’ve went either way, and thankfully it didn’t end in a double count out!

Stew: Jason McKormick moves on in this tournament, and unfortunately for Erebus Jennings, his journey ends here. Congrats Jason. We’ll be right back!

( We transition to a dark tunnel near the Gorilla area, and we see Lars Grier walking with the EAW Openweight Championship around his waist dressed in his usual ring attire. Soon after, Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan quickly walks up behind him and pats him on the back. )

Starr: Hey there so–

( Lars quickly turns around startled, and reacts annoyed. )

Lars Grier: Hey man you can’t sneak up on me like that, I swing first on reflex you know.

Starr: Sorry buddy, I just wanted to let you know that Kevin Hunter has chosen a stipulation for your title match against him at Operation: Doomsday.

Lars: Breh since when does the challenger get to call the shots?

Starr: Well I just wanted to run it by you and see what you think, he said you’d like it.

Lars: I’ll bite, what is it?

Starr: A Taipei Deathmatch.

( Lars furrows his brow, thinking about the match suggestion. )

Lars: Damn…gotta admit for an effeminate bozo he sure knows how to pick a match. Nothing proves your manhood quite like a good old fashioned fist fight. Alright, lock it in then Starr, the champ’s down.

Stew: Good to hear, now another thing I wanted to run by you —

( An intern approaches Starr. )

Intern: Um, sir, there’s a couple of guys getting into it by the loading dock.

( Starr follows the intern through the hallway and they rush into to an area full of production crates where Andy Lush and ZERO are in an all out fist fight. )

Starr: GUYS! GUYS! HEY SECURITY!

( Starr tries getting in the middle, but ZERO grabs Andy and tosses him into a production crate. Starr pulls ZERO away and ZERO starts screaming at Andy Lush. )

ZERO: YOU SCREWED ME YOU JEALOUS PIECE OF TRASH! YOU ARE PATHETIC!

Starr: THAT’S ENOUGH! HEY!

( ZERO breaks free of Starr’s grasp and he and Andy lay into each other with punches until a team of referees rush around the two and physically separate them. Starr orders the referees to restrain the both of them. )

Starr: Listen I’m getting sick of having to break things up between hot heads around here! That’s not how we handle things here on Dynasty! If you got a problem, you can handle them under an official, sanctioned EAW match! This isn’t Street Fighter, but if you can’t keep things in the ring at least keep things in the rules!

Andy Lush: (while trying to break the hold of several referees) SCREW THIS ASSHOLE, I DON’T WANT HIM IN THE RING, I WANT HIM NOW!

Starr: Alright Andy, you want him? You got him at Operation: Doomsday! And if you two really can’t keep this rivalry within the ring, then you can settle it wherever the hell you want, because it’ll be a FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH! (to the refs) I need you to escort ZERO out of the building, and get Andy out to the ring please, now!

( Starr exits, and the officials work to move Andy Lush and ZERO away from each other as they exit in separate paths. )

Talib: We are getting set for action as always here on Friday Night Dynasty! We are now being joined for our next contest by our guest commentators, Lars Grier and Raven Roberts. They are the EAW Openweight and New Breed champions respectively.

(Camera pans back to the arena, where “4th Dimension” by Kids See Ghost is playing. We transition over to the commentary booth where Lars and Raven sitting on either side of Talib and Stew with their their championship belts in front of them on the commentary desk. Raven has a bandage over her left ear and cheek and appears to have a swollen eye behind a pair of sunglasses)

Stew: Raven, I have to ask. How are you feeling after last night on Empire when—

(Raven glares at Stew with disgust)

Lars (laughing): Go ahead bud, finish that question.

Stew (nervous): Uhhhh… let’s… let’s throw it to Stephie Love in the ring.

Stephie: The following contest is a tag team match and is scheduled for one fall!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(“Psyched Out” by the Supersuckers hits as Ryan Wilson comes out to a pop from the crowd and makes his entrance)

Stephie: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 200 pounds… RYYYYAAAANNNN WWWIIILLLLSSSOONNN!!!!!

(“Timebomb (train, train intro)” by Blackfoot and Rancid hits as Shaker Jones comes out to a mixed reaction from the crowd)

Stephie: And his partner, making his way to the ring from Inglis, Manitoba, Canada, weighing in at 250 pounds…. SHAAAAAKKEEEERRR JJJOOOONNNNEEESSS!!!!

(“Now You’re a Man” by DVDA hits as Andy Lush makes his entrance to boos from the crowd)

Stephie: And their opponents, Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 232 pounds… ANNNNDDDDYYY LLUUUUSSSHHHHH!!!!

(“Dust” by Tremonti hits as Kevin Hunter makes his entrance to boos from the crowd)

Stephie: And his partner, making his way to the ring from Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 235 pounds… KEEEEVVVVIINNNN HUUUNNNNTTEERRRR!!!

Raven: So Lars’s opponent is in this match, but Erebus is fighting later. Why exactly was I asked to commentate on this match? I don’t appreciate my time being wasted.

Stew: Well we don’t know if Erebus or Ryan Wilson will be your opponent and StarrStan thought you may want a chance to scout Ryan a bit, who looks like he’s going to start the match against Andy Lush.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(Ryan Wilson points at Raven from the ring)

Ryan (off mic): You watch me!

(Just then Andy Lush rushes Ryan from behind, smashing him into the corner and pounding at the back of Ryan’s head)

Raven (deadpan): I’m watching.

Talib: Lets not forget that Andy is probably looking to take out some of his frustrations against Zero out in this match tonight. They just got into a fight so Andy is coming in already on an adrenaline rush and full of aggression. Now he grabs Ryan in a rear waist lock and SNAPS HIM BACK FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX WITH AUTHORITY! And now Andy drops on top and pounds his fists into Ryan’s face! Ryan tries to cover up and the ref has to pull Andy off! And now here’s Andy grabbing Ryan up by the head! Gutwrench into a side slam! Andy goes for a quick cover!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO-

Ryan with a quick Kickout! Andy stands up now, full of fire and he grabs ahold of Ryan’s arm… he places it down on the mat AND JUST STOMPS RYAN’S FINGERS! Wilson could have a broken hand!

Stew: And he continues the assault! Dropping knee after knee into Ryan Wilson’s back and ribs!! Now Ryan rolls himself out of harm’s way and tries to grab ahold of the ropes! BUT A BIG BASEBALL SLIDE FROM ANDY SENDS RYAN UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE! Ryan is on his hands and knees trying to gather himself but here comes Andy from behind! But Ryan manages to kick him in the knee and cause Andy’s leg to buckle! Ryan scrambled to his feet and slides back in the ring with Andy in quick chase! Ryan legs it to his corner! SHAKER JONES IS TAGGED IN!

Raven (rolls eyes): What a powerful performance that was.

Lars: At least you’re getting to scout. Is Kevin even gonna take part in this thing or what?

Talib: Andy tries to follow up with a forearm to shaker before he can get in the ring! But Shaker blocks and grabs Andy by the back of the head! Smashes him face first into the turnbuckle! Andy now stumbles back as Shaker climbs into the ring! Now Shaker kicks Andy in the gut! SIDEWINDER! Gutwrench powerbomb connects! Shaker with a quick cover!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

But Kevin Hunter runs in and breaks up the pinfall! The referee tries to remove Kevin from the situation and Shaker takes Andy by the head—

Stew: Thumb to the eye from Andy Lush! He shoves Shaker off of him as he moves to his corner and makes the tag to Kevin Hunter who only just got back to the apron! Kevin climbs in and rushes in with a big boot to the still partially blinded Shaker Jones!

Lars (sarcastically): And now look at him. He kicked a blinded guy in the face and looks so proud of how dominant that makes him. Truly a force to be reckoned with.

Talib: Now Kevin grabs Shaker back up and twists him by the arm! Lifts him up into the fireman’s carry! DOOMSDAY! Fireman’s Carry Facebuster plants Shaker hard! He hooks the leg! Andy Lush rushes to try and block interference!

(On the apron Ryan Wilson glances over at Raven Roberts)

Ref: ONE!

RYAN WILSON JUST SPRINGBOARDED AND DIVES TO BREAK THE PIN!

TWO!

OH! BUT ANDY LUSH JUST SUPERKICKED RYAN OUT OF THE AIR!

THRE—

SHAKER JUST BARELY KICKS OUT! Resilience from the punk rock country boy!

Raven: What kind of a shittshow was that? Is Ryan that focused on me seeing him do his moves that he doesn’t just execute them?

Lars: I mean good for Shaker but the move doesn’t look all that strong. I’d kick out of that pretty easy. It’s nothing.

Stew: But now Ryan is on the mat and here comes Andy to clear him out for Kevin! Andy reaches for him… BUT RYAN JUST ROLLED UNDERNEATH AND LAUNCHES ANDY INTO THE CORNER WHERE HE RUNS HARD INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! And now Ryan… MISSILE DROPKICK SENDS ANDY LUSH OVER THE TOP ROPE! Ryan looks back and sees Shaker still struggling to stand! SUPERKIC— NO! Kevin Hunter just caught Ryan’s foot and shoves him backwards!

Lars: Wouldn’t have caught my Raven’s Beak.

Raven: We need to discuss that move name.

Talib: Kevin moves to grab ahold of Shaker again and this time Shaker drives Kevin backwards into the corner! Shaker creates a little breathing room for himself! Running knee connects with Kevin’s stomach! And now Shaker moves back and sets into position! GIVE EM THE BOOT!

Stew: NO! Kevin slips out of the way and Shaker’s leg goes into the corner and between the ropes! He’s hung up! Kevin slips over and sees Andy back on the Apron! Tag is made!

Lars: And just like that, he’s done. Minimalism, what an artist.

Talib: Now Andy comes and lays kicks into the hung up Shaker! Shot after shot connects and the referee has to start the count!

Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI–

Talib: Andy walks away with his hands up! The referee goes to check on Shaker… BUT ANDY SHOVES PAST THE REFEREE AND GRABS SHAKER BY THE HEAD TO YANK HIM OUT OF THE CORNER! Shaker falls to the mat, clearly hurting! And now Andy sits him up and pulls back on Shakers skull while driving a knee into Jones’s spine! Shaker now clawing at Andy’s hand to break the hold! Andy just torques back now! Applying more pressure! Shaker reaches back and plants an elbow into Andy’s jaw and that finally breaks the hold! Shaker now crawling to make the tag! But Andy is back on him with and elbow drop to the back! And now grabbing Shaker by the boot to drag him away from the corner where Ryan Wilson is back up and waiting! But look at Shaker! He rolls over and pulls Andy in with his leg and then uses both legs to shove Andy off and into the ropes! SHAKER IS FREE! He pops up! Dives with Andy racing back for him!

Stew: RYAN IS TAGGED IN! Andy follow his momentum but Ryan with a step up enziguri over the top rope! Andy is staggered! Ryan hops into the ring as Shaker rolls to the Apron! Wilson landing lefts and rights in succession! Shot after shot and Andy is stumbling! Ryan Wilson is firing up! Sweeps the leg and Andy plummets! Ryan runs for the ropes! LIONSAULT!

Talib: It connects! Now Ryan makes a cover!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: Still not enough! Andy must have kicked out on instinct! Maybe the effects of that fight with Zero are getting to him! But Wilson now drops on him and starts driving knees into his rib cage! But the larger Andy reaches and shoves Ryan off of him! Andy tries to get to his feet as Ryan hops himself up to the top rope! HE SPRINGBOARDS BACK INTO A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE FACE OF ANDY LUSH! Andy looks like he’s bleeding from the mouth! He could have a busted lip or even a tooth knocked out from that kick! Andy is down to a knee again! He tries to get up! Ryan with a boot to the gut! GAME OVER!!!!!! The stunner connects! And here comes Kevin Bunter already to stop the pin! GIVE EM THE BOOT! SHAKER JONES JUST FLEW IN WITH THE CLAYMORE KICK TO DROP KEVIN HUNTER! Ryan Wilson has the cover on Andy Lush!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Psyched Out” by Supersuckers hits as Ryan and Shaker have their hands raised in victory)

Stephie: Here are your winners by pinfall… SHAKER JONES AND RYAN WILSON!!!!!!!

Lars: Kevin gets taken out just like that because he couldn’t watch what was coming for him. This is what Dynasty has to offer me?

Stew: What a victory! And an impressive ending for Ryan Wilson and Shaker Jones!

(Ryan stands up on the second rope and points at Raven. He mouths “I want that title!” And motions to his waist)

Talib: Ryan Wilson making his feelings loud and clear.

(Camera pans to Raven, just shaking her head)

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — Empire commercial: What’s the update on Maddiegate? What’s the validity of the Cleo’s Vixen’s title? Will Frieza destroy the earth? Find out next time, on Thursday Night Empire! )

( A full recap airs of the events that took place last week in the main event of Dynasty, where Mr. DEDEDE faced Cameron Ella Ava in a back and forth match and DDD displayed egregious assaults with a sexual undertone to them. We see DDD knocking out several referees, and Cam hammering away at DDD with a chair. After trading finishers and major false finishes, Cameron seemed to have DDD down for the count until Impact interfered and staged a 2-on-1 beatdown against Cameron. This assault would be warded off by Ms. Extreme, who came out to the rescue with a kendo stick and drove DDD and Imp out of the ring to stand in solidarity with her sister. )

( Recap ends. )

( Open back up to the Rod Laver Arena…. “I Am A God” by Kanye West hits. The arena becomes unglued with a massive mixed reaction, boos as passionate as cheers, as Mr. DEDEDE walks out to the stage. The response becomes even LOUDER as Impact slowly follows him out to the stage, and the two scan the rabid crowd with their eyes before looking at each other and smirking. They proceed to the ring, being followed by a team of security who walk behind them and then surround ringside to stand at attention. )

Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME… THE LIQUID SWOOORDS!!!!!

Talib: This is giving me goosebumps Stew! I can readily admit that I don’t approve of most of these men’s actions, and hell back when I was the don dotta in REVOLT neither of these cats made my time easy by any stretch at all! But there ain’t no denying that these are two bad hombres individually, and as a unit? :whew:

Stew: There’s no denying that they are 1a and 1b in the list of the greatest EAW Elitists of all time! The accolades are unparalleled, they have both openly cited each other as the only men who can rival their own legacies. While you’ve witnessed their greatness as a unit first hand Bari, I’ve gotten to call their epic rivalry over the years in EAW, and these two men know each other better than anyone else in EAW.

Talib: It’s what makes them so efficient as allies Stew, this alliance on top of the already existing 1% puts DEDEDE especially at a state I guess you can only describe as ‘beyond reproach.’

( “I Am a God” dies down and Impact looks around the fired up crowd with a cocky grin on his face. DDD has a hold of the microphone. )

Stew: Raucous crowd here in the Rod Laver Arena!

Impact: Y’all know what the fuck it is, you sense the indelible shockwaves permeating throughout the entire EAW Universe. It’s what comes when forces as awesome and terrible as ours combine together. It’s a similar feeling in the air to what you all felt during Match of the Universe, except the key distinction this time our focus isn’t on destroying each other, it’s on destroying everything else.

( DDD nods. )

Mr. DEDEDE: It just feels right. I know not everybody in EAW is familiar with the concept of Impact and I as allies, a lot of you grew up watching Imp and I spend the last ten years trying to outshine each other. So for any of you who aren’t quite caught up on what the Liquid Swords are all about, get a look at this:

( Imp and DDD turn to the titantron, and the following video package comes on the screen: )

( VIDEO PACKAGE: A highlight reel plays showing the formation of the Liquid Swords in REVOLT! Pro Combat, including the initial press conference held for the formation of the alliance. We see Impact and DEDEDE tear through competition in REVOLT!, including many names who are familiar and experience in Elite Answers Wrestling. We see footage of them capturing the REVOLT! Tag Team Championships after a hellacious tag team battle with Malcolm Jones and Chris Elite, known as the Blicky Boyz. They continue to dominate in singles and tag team action, with Imp and DDD raking up singles wins thanks to each others interference. We also get a biased set of highlights showing all of the times DDD and Impact have gotten the upper-hand on Ms. Extreme and her partner, Hurricane Hawk. It ends with DDD and Imp decimating Ms. Extreme at REVOLT II earlier this year, retaining their REVOLT! Tag Team Championships. Video package ends. )

( We return to the ring where DDD and Impact are both clapping at their own achievements. )

DDD: Good times. A lot of people still have me confused about my feelings for REVOLT, just because I did away with their patron saint Ronn Banks. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the time I spent in REVOLT, and in a lot of ways I found it as thrilling as competing in an EAW ring. However a lot of the people who were in REVOLT seemed to have caught amnesia since it merged with EAW, because they don’t seem to realize that the same way we carried EAW as singles competitors for the last ten years, was the exact same way we carried REVOLT Pro Combat as a tag team.

Impact: Facts.

DDD: And the delusions are running at an all time high in this company, which is why when it comes to the vast majority of you insects I don’t even exist on the same PLANE as you let alone identify with you. Everybody in that fucking dressing room obsesses over who their “friends” are, including that goofy impressionable worthless CUNT Cameron Ella Ava. Her self value comes from her stupid little friends, the ones still in this company and the ones no longer in this company, which is why she will never be on the level of the Liquid Swords, and it’s why no matter how good of an act I put on back in The Sheriff days, Cameron Ella Ava will NEVER be my friend.

Impact: More facts.

DDD: But there’s a lesson that a great man shared with me once that I will never forget. It’s a lesson that I’ll teach my son, and it’s a lesson that you should all teach your sons. The philosophy I’ve adopted from this man, is that “for me to call a man my friend, he must be my equal in all respects.” And that lesson came from my friend, my comrade, my partner, the greatest wrestler to ever live, IMPACT.

( DDD leads a round of applause, and Impact feigns humility in his bodily expression. )

Impact: My man, I appreciate your sentiments greatly. It is an honor and a distinct privilege to share the ring with the rightful EAW Elitist of the Decade, and my personal favorite wrestler to ever lace a pair of boots. You and I have made magic together as enemies, and we will continue to create more magic together as allies.

DDD: Well I hate to cut you off Impact but I think these retards are saying something —

( DDD stops talking and the chants of “YOU GOT SWATTED!” take over, referring to Ms. Extreme’s attack on Imp and DDD in the main event last week. )

Impact: Let me explain to you something you vapid sacks of shi-

DDD: No no no it’s fine, it’s fine and good. These people have low iq’s and they probably think they can use these trivial shaming tactics to try to embarrass us. Let’s not let them knock us off of our square just yet. Imp, I truly mean this when I say that I view you as my equal in every respect. I trusted you with my health and my life back in REVOLT as my tag team partner and you never let me down each time. I also want to do something that I have never done before in my ten year EAW career, actually buddy…I want to apologize to you.

On behalf of EAW, I want to apologize for all of the injustices that you had to endure in this company, and I truly mean that. The scum of the earth were allowed to rise into prominent positions of influence here in the Land of Elite, and these scum of the earth did their damndest to sully your reputation, to tarnish your legacy and render you to an afterthought in ‘their’ EAW. I was so busy trying to help this machine expand, making things like Pain for Pride Festival possible, that this place became left to its own devices and look what happened? People left and right began humanizing the vile garbage dumpster whores like HBG and in some cases even deify them, as if you weren’t the man who carried her to her greatest heights in this company. I allowed people like Cameron Ella Ava to enforce their revisionist history and left their words and their actions unchallenged for far too long, and for that — on behalf of EAW — I am truly sorry padrino.

Impact: No worries my man, I’m still on top and the haters are curtain jerking, so it’s all under the bridge as far as I’m concerned.

DDD: No this is important, because an apology just isn’t enough, I want to provide compensation for what you’ve endured over the last couple of years here in EAW… which is why I have a gift from me to you to commemorate this Liquid Swords reunion.

Impact: Aw man, you shouldn’t have!

( DDD is handed an envelope, and he presents it to Impact. )

DDD: Here you go brother, this is something you should have gotten from the moment you first signed to EAW. From me to you, love Ryan.

( Impact opens up the envelope, pulls out a stack of papers and a big smile comes on his face. )

DDD: IT’S YOUR VERY OWN GAWD CONTRACT!

( The crowd gives a big mixed reaction. )

Impact: :whew: These perks, these commas, what an exorbitant FPV bonus!!! I get to pilot the company jet?!

DDD: Yessir, I know all about the high marks you received in flight school, take that shit to a private island if you like. But more importantly than all of that, you get to compete on any EAW brand that you so desire.

Impact: Wow, an escape from the incompetence of Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan? I love it. Thank you Ryan, this is truly an amazing, incredible gift, and I will take great advantage of all of the bells & whistles that come with it.

DDD: It’s the least I could do–

Crowd: WE WANT CAMERON! :clap: WE WANT CAMERON! :clap:

DDD: SHUT UP. SHUT, UP. YOU DON’T GET TO RUIN THIS MOMENT! THIS IS JUSTICE BY DEFINITION, SHUT YOUR MOUTHS AND SHOW SOME RESPECT!

( The “We want Cameron” chants flood out the sound. )

DDD: You want Cameron for what huh??? What the fuck do you want her to do, come out and get her ass whooped by me again?? What do you think all of this security out here at ringside is for huh? It damn sure isn’t for Imp and I, it’s for Cam and her stupid slut of a sister, because if either of those bitches came out here we would KILL them. The Board of Directors didn’t want a massacre to happen overseas, because you pussy Australians don’t even allow people to buy guns, so there’s no telling what your government would do if I murdered a bitch on your airwaves. But luckily Operation: Doomsday is right around the corner, and thank God in heaven it is nowhere near this godforsaken shitheap known as Melbourne, Australia–

( “Gangsta” — New Years Day hits, and Ms. Extreme walks out to the stage alongside her sister Cameron Ella Ava. The crowd erupts with a chorus of cheers, and Ms. Extreme requests for a microphone to be handed to her. Upon being handed a mic, her music dies down. )

Ms. Extreme: Jesus Christ, Cam and I were wondering when you and Imp would stop blowing each other and finally start getting down to fucking business.

( Cameron laughs, and Camille turns to Cam hugging her. )

Ms. Extreme: “IMPY I LUB YOU SO MUCH PLEASE LEAVE SIENNA FOR ME! HERE’S 100 MILLION DOLLARS PLEASE BE MY FRIEND!” Disgusting, I thought you guys were the Liquid Swords not the dick swords.

Impact: Listen you ugly pale clown faced little trollop, don’t make us march up that ramp and whoop your fucking ass!

Cameron Ella Ava: It’s the same thing over and over from you Impact, when will you learn that your threats don’t scare us? You guys proved that I have your number, and you may be proud of what you accomplished in REVOLT but this isn’t REVOLT anymore buddy, and I damn sure am not Hurricane Hawk.

DDD: Maybe not but you got famous for fucking him though. Either way slut, you’ve been coasting off of undeserved hype your entire career and the thing about you females is when you whores get gassed up you become unreceptive to facts and reasoning, even when you are staring in the face of your imminent demise. Nothing will make you lose your undeserved sense of self worth — we’ve already tried beating it out of you, so at Operation: Doomsday I’m going to make sure I FUCK it out of you.

Stew: What?

Ms. Extreme: What?

Cameron: What?

Impact: (off-mic) .. what?

DDD: You fucking whores heard me! At Operation: Doomsday I have made the match official, Cumslut Ella Ava and her blow up doll for a sister against the Liquid Swords, and you two little victims will be locked in a cage with your predator, because I’ve decided that our match is going to be a STEEL CAGE MATCH!

( Crowd gives a big reaction. )

Ms. Extreme: DEDEDE, you’ve lost your mind if you think I’ll ever let you touch me or my sister. You clearly have a hidden infatuation with her, but next time you pull something like what you did last week I’m going to feed you your own raggedy crusty balls on a platter. And as for your cage match proposition? YOU’RE ON!

DDD: I’d love to see you try you dumb bitch, but it’s obvious to me why most sexual assaults are preceded by violent physical assaults, because you goddamn whores are so gassed up that instead of taking what’s coming for you instead you just HAVE to make it a struggle! So that’s why at Operation: Doomsday I PROMISE you fucking whores three things: as God as my witness, I will bring unto you DEATH, DESTRUCTION, AND R*PE.

( DDD drops the mic, and “I Am A God” by Kanye West hits as Ms. Extreme, Cameron Ella Ava and even Impact look confused, and DDD throws up the double corna taunts to the crowd. )

Talib: I-I-I’m sorry, did he just say r*pe?

Stew: (stammering) I don’t think .. I don’t even … I- … I guess?

Talib: So let me get this straight, the chairman of our publicly traded nationally syndicated global franchise has just promised to r*pe women on national TV?

Stew: It would appear so.

Talib: Well Stew this match may very well provide a new meaning to Operation: Doomsday, because it’s safe to say it is over for all of us if what’s promised actually comes to pass!

Stew: At this point I’m just bracing myself to whether the storm.

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — what will be the fallout for Commissioner Daniels following his confrontation with Prince of Phenomenal? Find out this Sunday on Voltage! )

( We see an Operation: Doomsday match card on the screen highlighting the following match: )

Stew: News coming from EAW Headquarters now, the match has been made official courtesy of Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan and sanctioned by EAW Vice President HRDO! At Operation: Doomsday Raven Roberts has been MANDATED to put her New Breed Championship on the line against Ryan Wilson in a TABLES MATCH!

( We see another match card, highlighting Liquid Swords vs Cameron Ella Ava and Ms. Extreme. )

Bari: And just announced before the break Stew, Mr. DEDEDE and Impact will reunite at Operation: Doomsday to take on the Ava Sisters inside a STEEL CAGE MATCH! Two huge additions to the Operation: Doomsday card, I cannot wait for this show!

Stew: There are certainly implications of Doomsday being an unforgettable Marquee event, and coming up now we find out who will compete at that show for the EAW PURE Championship!

(“The Devil in I” by Slipknot hits as Jason McKormick steps out from behind the curtain, onto the stage and makes his way to the ring)

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stephie Love: The following is the Finals of the PURE Championship #1 Contenders tournament! Approaching the ring first, from Jackson, Michigan… weighing in at 235 pounds… JASSSOONNNN MCCCKKKORRRRMMMIICCCKKK!!

Stew: Here we go! Down to just two men, Lucas Johnson and this man, Jason McKormick… one of them will challenge for the PURE Championship! Hopefully the finals can live up to the rest of the tournament!

(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media begins to play as Lucas Johnson makes his way to the ring being flanked by Albert Hitchman)

Stephie Love: And his opponent, from Atlanta, Georgia… weighing in at 205 pounds… LUCCCAASSSSSS JOHHHNNNSSSOOONNN!!

Bari: And of course the wild card in all of this is Albert Hitchman! Lucas Johnson’s career has been on an upward trajectory since acquiring his services… and you know damn well that Hitchman doesn’t want Johnson to fail because if Johnson fails, Hitchman fails!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stew: And we’re off! Jason McKormick making his way out of his corner and into the center of the ring, a quick look over to Albert Hitchman from Lucas Johnson who nods and now Johnson does the same… AND THEY QUICKLY ENGAGE IN A LOCK UP!! McKormick with a bit of a size advantage over here but Johnson able to overcome that by lowering his center of gravity… pushing McKormick up into the corner. The referee now trying to separate both men… BUT LUCAS JOHNSON IS ABLE TO GET A SHOT IN, A CHEAP RIGHT HAND RIGHT TO THE JAW!!

Bari: AND UH OH!! MCKORMICK DIDN’T LIKE THAT ONE BIT!! HE EXPLODES OUT OF THE CORNER, CHARGING WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT JOHNSON SIDE STEPS IT… NOW GRABBING THE ARM… BUT MCKORMICK NOW TWISTS AND USING HIS FREE ARM DELIVERS A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT… STAGGERING JOHNSON!! Johnson falls back into the ropes… AND HERE COMES MCKORMICK CHARGING AGAIN… RUNNING KNEE LIFT!! IT CONNECTS!! AND IT SENDS BOTH MEN TUMBLING OVER THE ROPES AND LANDING HARD ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR!! McKormick is first to his feet, grabbing Johnson by the hair and pulling him to his feet… AND NOW RAMMING HIM INTO THE BARRICADE!!

Stew: McKormick looks to send Johnson back into the ring here, BUT JOHNSON REVERSES!! NOW WITH A HOLD OF MCKORMICK, LOOKING TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS… WHIPPING HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS!! MCKORMICK MEETING THEM WITH A THUD, SHOULDER FIRST!! NOW INSTRUCTED BY HITCHMAN, JOHNSON QUICKLY GETS MCKORMICK BACK INTO THE RING… AND NOW LOOKING TO APPLY AN ARM TRIANGLE ON THE SAME SIDE THAT JUST WHEN INTO THE STEPS!! BUT MCKORMICK KNOWS THAT CAN’T HAPPEN!! HE BALLS UP HIS FIST AND SENDS SHOTS RIGHT INTO THE HEAD OF LUCAS JOHNSON, JOHNSON IS TRYING TO DODGE BUT THEY ALL SEEM TO BE FINDING HIS MARK, JOHNSON HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO RELEASE THE ARM AND MCKORMICK SCRAMBLES BACK TO HIS FEET!!

Bari: And McKormick needs to be careful here because I think Johnson still has submission on his mind! AND HE DOES… JOHNSON ATTACKS, LOOKING TO GO FOR THE ARM AGAIN BUT HE’S SHOT DOWN BY MCKORMICK… A KICK RIGHT TO THE FACE!! AND NOW A STOMP OVER THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! VICIOUS!! McKormick now wrapping his arms around the head of Johnson… applying what looks to be some form of a headlock… bringing him up to his feet… OH AND DELIVERING A BACKBREAKER!! AND JOHNSON GOES RIGHT BACK DOWN TO THE MAT!! And now McKormick backs himself up into the corner!!…

Stew: NEITHER MAN HAS BEEN ABLE TO FULLY GRAB THE MOMENTUM IN THIS ONE… BUT MCKORMICK LOOKS TO BE TRYING TO HERE!! AND HITCHMAN KNOWS IT!! SCREAMING AT JOHNSON TO WATCH OUT… JOHNSON IS UP TO HIS FEET AS MCKORMICK DARTS OUT OF THE CORNER!!… LOOKING FOR A SPEAR!! AND HITCHMAN’S WARNINGS DIDN’T WORK!! IT CONNECTS!! MCKORMICK TAKES JOHNSON OUT WITH A SPEAR… AND INTO THE COVER, HOOKING THE LEG!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… NO!! A KICK OUT!!

Bari: Johnson able to get the shoulder up… BUT THAT WAS CLOSE!! And another high impact move like that from McKormick could seal the deal for him, and he seems to know that… HE GETS JOHNSON TO HIS FEET… LOOKING TO PUT THE FINAL STAMP ON THIS ONE… HE PUSHES JOHNSON BACK… NOW EXTENDING HIS LEG OUTWARD, LOOKING FOR THE LEGACY!!… BUT NO!! IT’S CAUGHT!! JOHNSON CATCHES THE LEG OF MCKORMICK, TURNING HIM AROUND AND APPLYING THE ANKLE LOCK!! OH WHAT A TURN OF EVENTS HERE!! LUCAS JOHNSON HAS THE ANKLE LOCK APPLIED ON JASON MCKORMICK WHO IS IN BIG TROUBLE HERE!!

Stew: MCKORMICK REACHES OUT TOWARDS THE ROPES BUT HE’S A GOOD SIX, SEVEN FEET AWAY FROM THEM STILL!! CRAWLING IS POSSIBLE BUT LUCAS JOHNSON ISN’T GOING TO MAKE THAT EASY!! HE PULLS MCKORMICK BACK, NOW MCKORMICK EVEN FURTHER AWAY FROM THE ROPES… THEY MIGHT NOT BE AN OPTION ANYMORE, HE HAS TO FIND SOME OTHER WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION HOLD!! MCKORMICK PLANTS BOTH OF HIS HANDS ONTO THE MAT, PUSHING HIMSELF UP TO GET SOME LEVERAGE… HE THRUSTS FORWARD… ABLE TO ROLL THROUGH!! HE’S OUT!! JOHNSON GOES FLYING… BUT HE CATCHES HIMSELF BEFORE CONNECTING WITH THE TURNBUCKLE INTO THE CORNER… HE TURNS AROUND…

Bari: THE LEGACY!! THIS TIME MCKORMICK GOT IT… BUT OH!! MCKORMICK LED WITH THE NON DOMINANT FOOT, NATURALLY CONSIDERING THE PREDICAMENT HIS DOMINANT FOOT WAS JUST IN, BUT BECAUSE OF THAT THE CONNECTION WAS A BIT AWKWARD!! INSTEAD OF COLLAPSING TO THE CANVAS, JOHNSON SPUN AROUND AND FELL THROUGH THE ROPES!! BUT MCKORMICK ISN’T GOING TO BE WASTING ANY TIME HERE!! HE QUICKLY EXITS THE RING AND THROWS JOHNSON BACK IN, LOOKING TO FOLLOW IT UP WITH A PIN… BUT OH!! JOHNSON!! JOHNSON!! HE ROLLS MCKORMICK UP!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… NO!!

Stew: OH THAT WAS CLOSE!! SO VERY CLOSE!! And McKormick knows it! He knows how so very close he was right there to losing this match! But Bari, Johnson is still down!! Very important to note! McKormick is still in the driver’s seat here! Johnson struggling to his knees… AS MCKORMICK BACKS HIMSELF UP, AND OH WE KNOW WHAT HE’S TRYING FOR HERE!! DINNER TIME!!… OH AND IT LOOKS LIKE JOHNSON KNEW IT TOO!! A QUICK DART OF THE EYES IN THE DIRECTION OF MCKORMICK AND JOHNSON SHOT UP TO HIS FEET, HE KNEW OF THE PRECARIOUS POSITION HE WAS IN!!

Bari: And now what happens here?! Do we go back to a lock up… WE DO!! BUT THIS TIME MCKORMICK DOESN’T HAVE ANY TIME FOR GAMES… HE PUSHES JOHNSON BACK INTO THE CORNER AND BEGINS UNLOADING WITH A SERIES OF KNEES RIGHT TO THE GUT, RIGHT TO THE MID-SECTION… BRUTAL, VICIOUS KNEES!! AND NOW HE LIFTS JOHNSON UP, PROPPING HIM ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND BEGINNING TO CLIMB HIMSELF… HE HOOKS JOHNSON’S ARM OVER HIS HEAD… LOOKING FOR A SUPERPLEX!! BUT JOHNSON IS FIGHTING… SENDING SHOTS TO THE RIBS… NOW A HEADBUTT!! MORE SHOTS!! HEADBUTT!! MORE SHOTS… HEADBUTT!!… AND NOW HE PUSHES MCKORMICK OFF!! MCKORMICK FALLS INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!!

Stew: OH!! AND NOW JOHNSON SETS HIMSELF!! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?! HE LEAPS OFF… RED ARROW!! IT CONNECTS!! LUCAS JOHNSON WITH THE RED ARROW!! THE COVER!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEEE!! HE DID IT!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Young and Bitter” begins to play as Lucas Johnson begins celebrating his victory. Albert Hitchman meets him in the ring, grabbing Johnson’s arm he lifts it up high)

Stephie Love: Your winner… LUCCCASSSSSSS JOOOOHHHNNNNSSSOOONNNN!!

Stew: Lucas Johnson does it! Lucas Johnson defeats Jason McKormick in the finals of this PURE Championship contenders tournament and now has a date with Jack Ripley for the PURE Championship, congratulations to him!

Bari: What a night this has been for him, what a tournament this has been!

( FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK. )

( We see Jack Ripley walking backstage confidently with the PURE Championship sported around his waist and a pair of shades on. Ripley heads towards the dark stairway and tunnel that will lead to gorilla, but before he enters Kathy Kush approaches him with a microphone. )

Kathy Kush: Jack, just a second of your time? I just wanted to get some comments on your opponent for Operation: Doomsday, Lucas Johnson?

Jack Ripley: Uh, yeah Kathy, you see this face?

(Jack Ripley remains stoic.)

Kathy: What face is that?

Jack: That’s my impressed face.

Kathy: OK.

Jack: It’s also my not impressed face.

Kathy: OK.

Jack: Which face do you think I’m making?

Kathy: I…’m assuming not impressed?

Jack: You assumed right, here’s an imaginary cookie. I am not just unimpressed, I’m completely apathetic, because Lucas Johnson is a hack who got a confidence boost from some fat looking walrus and I will be damned before I let a little hot streak change what I already know about the guy.

Kathy: Well even if you aren’t impressed by his resume, certainly his accomplishments over the last couple of weeks make him worthy of consideration heading into your next title fight?

Jack: Whoa, I didn’t know NPCs had opinions all of a sudden. Listen sweetheart, I’m a businessman before I am a wrestler, and as 1/3rd of the 1% it is my obligation to always do what is best for business. As far as Lucas Johnson being in a championship match is concerned, earth to chief, but this just ain’t it. I personally would have rather faced three other guys from this tournament. Think about how fucking based Ripley vs Erebus just sounds? Think about how kino Shaker Jones vs Jack Ripley would be? Do you know the sheer amount of dimes that we would draw?

(Ripley sniffs the air)

Jack: Smell that? That’s the smell of burning paper, because of all of the money you’re throwing in the furnace by not having that match happen. Now I’m a fighting champion, I’ll take on anybody, as a matter of fact I’m about to take down the Answers World Champion in just a couple of minutes. Lucas had better pay real close attention, because I’m about to show this career undercarder how he’s going to lose, why he’s going to lose, and who he’s going to lose to.

( Ripley walks up the staircase to gorilla and the camera transitions to the arena. )

(A Story To Tell by Woe, Is Me begins to play as the crowd unleashes a barrage of boos. Jack Ripley emerges onto the stage with the Pure Championship over his shoulder. He pats it several times as he walks down to the ring.)

Stephie Love: The following contest is a singles match scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing 202 pounds… THE PURE CHAMPION… JACKKK RIPPLEEYYYYY!

( “Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus begins to play as the crowd switches to heavy cheering. Darkane comes out onto the stage as he holds up the Answers World Championship. He walks down the ramp and into the ring as he stares down Jack Ripley.)

Stephie Love: And his opponent, from New Orleans, Louisiana, weighing 246 pounds…. THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… DARRKANNEEE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Stew: The main event of Dynasty tonight has commenced. We have two champions going at it. Darkane has meant every challenger that has opposed him. Not too long ago, Jack Ripley challenged Darkane for the Answers World Championship in a losing effort. But this time around he enters as the new crowned Pure Champion. He makes the first move as he unleashes a flurry of punches onto Darkane in the corner. He pulls his hand back and delivers a big right hand. He pulls back again and rocks Darkane once more! Darkane grabs his jaw… AND HE LOOKS STRAIGHT AT JACK RIPLEY WITH A SMILE AS HE SEEMS TO BE WELCOMING IT!

Talib: Jack Ripley stands for a moment shocked before anger washes over his face. He fires at Darkane once more but Darkane catches his arm! He now headbutts him! Jack falls back and Darkane quickly headbutts him again! DARKANE NOW GRABS RIPLEY’S HEAD WITH BOTH HANDS AND DELIVERS ANOTHER HEADBUTT! Ripley falls back in a daze! Darkane now charges him and delivers a running clothesline! Ripley goes down after that big clothesline by the Answers World Champion. Darkane now picks up Ripley. He delivers several right punches of his own that forces Ripley to stumble backwards. Darkane now steps back and runs forward at him once more… A RUNNING KNEE TO RIPLEY! HE FLIPS OVER FROM THE IMPACT!

Stew: Ripley stands up while holding his midsection… AND DARKANE DELIVERS THAT RUNNING KNEE TO HIS MIDSECTION ONCE MORE! HE FLIPS OVER AGAIN AS HE HITS THE MAT! Jack Ripley crawls to the corner. He pulls himself up while displaying the pain he’s experiencing. Darkane charges at him in the corner… AND HE THROWS HIS WHOLE BODY WEIGHT INTO THAT STINGER SPLASH! JACK RIPLEY FALLS FORWARD LIFELESS FROM THE IMPACT OF THE STINGER SPLASH! Darkane now sends him flying with a belly to belly suplex! Darkane is unleashing all kinds of maneuvers here tonight! Jack Ripley stands in the corner after he stumbles to his feet following that suplex… AND DARKANE SEES HIS OPENING! DEVIL MAY CRY! IS IT OVER?! NO! JACK LUNGES OUT OF THE WAY! DARKANE REGAINS HIS COMPOSURE FROM THE MISSED SPEAR AS JACK RIPLEY HITS A BIG DROP KICK THAT KNOCKS HIM DOWN!

Talib: Ripley stands up after finally earning a moment to rest. Darkane isn’t down for long though as he begins to stand once more. Jack Ripley quickly kicks him in the gut! He now rocks him with a forearm smash! He now grabs Darkane by his head as he pulls him in. He now gets on the second rope while still holding onto Darkane! DARKANE TRIES TO PULL HIMSELF FREE WHILE DELIVERING PUNCHES TO THE RIBS OF RIPLEY! RIPLEY HANGS ON THOUGH AND DELIVERS IT! A HUGE TORNADO DDT PLANTS THE WORLD CHAMPION! DARKANE GOES DOWN AS RIPLEY DRAPES HOOKS THE LEG!

ONEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!

Stew: Darkane kicks out with force. Ripley stands up as he pulls Darkane to him. He executes a arm drag! Darkane goes down! Jack Ripley steps back as Darkane gets to his feet. Darkane is up as Jack Ripley explodes as he rushes towards him. HE GOES FOR A RUNNING KNEE TO THE HEAD! DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME! DARKANE SIDE STEPS HIM! DARKANE MANAGES TO AVOID THE RUNNING KNEE FROM JACK RIPLEY! HE NOW GRABS RIPLEY AS HE PULLS HIM IN FOR THE EVEN FLOW DDT! JACK NOW COUNTERS BY BREAKING FREE AND RESPONDING WITH AN UPPERCUT TO THE JAW OF DARKANE! HE STEPS BACK AND CHARGES! DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME! IT CONNECTS! THE RUNNING KNEE RIGHT TO THE SKULL OF DARKANE! HE GOES DOWN AS JACK RIPLEY COVERS IN HOPES OF FINALLY DEFEATING DARKANE!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Talib: KICK OUT! Darkane very well could’ve been knocked out by that damaging maneuver by Jack Ripley but he can endure lots of damage. His threshold for pain is almost scary. Jack stands up as he looks down at Darkane. He grabs him as he pulls him up. Jack knees him in the midsection forcing him to double over. He holds him there for a moment before pushing him back. Darkane stumbles backwards! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! THE SUPER KICK! NO! DARKANE CATCHES HIS FOOT! DARKANE CATCHES RIPLEY’S FOOT BEFORE THE SUPER KICK CONNECTED! DARKANE SMILES AS HE THROWS HIS FOOT DOWN AND DELIVERS A DISCUS FOREARM STRAIGHT INTO THE HEAD OF JACK RIPLEY!

Stew: Ripley is sent for a loop after that. Darkane goes back to work as he steps back and fires with a knife edge chop. He continues the cycle as he absolutely lights up Jack Ripley with knife edge chops. He fires one more before grabbing Jack Ripley and sending him down with a two handed running bulldog! Darkane now steps back as he encourages Jack to step up once more. HE GOES AND DARKANE SWITCHES IT UP WITH A ONE HANDED RUNNING BULLDOG THIS TIME! JACK BOUNCE OFF OF THE MAT AND DARKANE PULLS HIM UP WITH AGGRESSION! ENTER THE GRAVE! EVEN FLOW DDT! HE DELIVERS IT EMPHATICALLY AS HE COVERS JACK RIPLEY!

ONEEE! TWOOOOOOOOO!

Talib: JACK RIPLEY KICKS OUT! After that series of moves by Darkane, I thought this match may have been over! Darkane now grabs Jack’s arm… DARKNESS DESCENDS! HE’S GOING FOR THE CROSS FACE BUT JACK FIGHTS BACK AS THAT SUBMISSION COULD PUT THIS MATCH AWAY! HE BREAKS HIS ARM FREE AND KICKS DARKANE AWAY AS HE STANDS UP! DARKANE REGAINS HIMSELF AS JACK JUMPS UP… YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! THE SUPER KICK DROPS DARKANE! IT CONNECTED ON THE SECOND ATTEMPT! JACK RIPLEY COVERS! WHAT AN UPSET!

ONEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Stew: A KICK OUT! DARKANE KICKS OUT! I WAS ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT AT WHAT WOULD’VE BEEN A HUGE UPSET! BUT DARKANE KICKS OUT OF THAT HUGE SUPER KICK! JACK IS IN DISBELIEF! HE WAS SO CLOSE TO BEATING THE MAN WHO RESIDES AT THE TOP OF DYNASTY! Jack Ripley gets to his feet as he has no choice but to plot his next course of action! Darkane is slowly getting to his feet and Jack grabs him as he quickly delivers a snap suplex to keep the champion down! He now looks at the top rope! He makes his way over there after positioning Darkane. He makes it to the top… NO WAY! NO WAY! HE LEAPS! BELIEVE IT OR NOT! SHOOTING STAR PRESS….. IT MISSES! DARKANE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! JACK CRASHES INTO THE MAT AS BOTH COMPETITORS IN THIS MATCH ARE DOWN!

Talib: These two competitors aren’t holding anything back. Jack and Darkane both are getting back up. Darkane spins around as he lunges towards Jack with a running lariat! Ripley is knocked down from the force of the lariat. Darkane pulls him up to his feet and Ripley quickly counters! HE GRABS DARKANE AND EXECUTES A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX BEFORE HE HAS THE CHANCE TO COUNTER! Ripley now delivers a standing elbow drop right into Darkane’s heart! He stands over him as he delivers a stomp to his chest and then follows up with a stomp to his midsection. Jack is waiting for Darkane to get up! He pulls him in but Darkane responds with a forearm smash! He grabs Jack and brings him down with a side russian leg sweep!

Stew: LOOK ON THE RAMP! IT’S MR. DEDEDE AND THERON! DEDEDE ENTERS THE RING! THAT’S THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ONE PERCENT! DARKANE IS UP AND SEES HIM AS HE RUNS IN FOR A CLOTHESLINE! DARKANE DUCKS AND UNLOADS WITH SEVERAL PUNCHES! HE NOW CLOTHESLINES DEDEDE AND KNOCKS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! THERON NOW TRIES HIS HAND AT IT! HE COMES AT DARKANE! HE GOES FOR A PUNCH BUT DARKANE BLOCKS IT AND KICKS HIM IN THE MIDSECTION! HE LIGHTS HIM UP WITH SEVERAL PUNCHES AS HE NOW HITS A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH THAT KNOCKS HIM DOWN!

Talib: THERON ROLLS OUT OF THE RING… AND JACK RIPLEY CATCHES DARKANE FROM BEHIND WITH A BACKSTABBER! DARKANE FALLS INTO THE CORNER… YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! THE SUPER KICK FOR A SECOND TIME… BUT DARKANE DUCKS UNDER IT! JACK ALMOST LOSES HIS BALANCE AND DARKANE TAKES ADVANTAGE AS HE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES… DEVIL MAY CRY! IT HITS! THE SPEAR TO THE SPINE! DARKANE COVERS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus plays as the crowd erupts in cheers. Jack Ripley rolls out of the ring as Darkane stands up to celebrate his victory. He is handed his Answers World Championship belt as he celebrates.)

Stew: What a wild match! Jack Ripley on so many occasions almost pulled off the upset. He kept up with Darkane as every turn but Darkane endured all punishment Ripley could deal! Mr. DEDEDE and Theron Nikolas tries to intervene but Darkane managed to fend them off and earn the victory.

Talib: What a way to end Dynasty with a terrific main event. Operation Doomsday is just around the corner! Darkane and Theron Nikolas will finally meet in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the Answers World Championship! Darkane has managed to fend off the One Percent here tonight. He’ll have to do so again or the Answers World Championship may enter their possession too.

Stew: That’s all for Dynasty tonight. We will see you all at Operation Doomsday on October 19th which is bound to be an amazing show.

(Darkane holds up the Answers World Championship as he stares down at the One Percent who have gathered together on the ramp. They look on scornfully as the camera fades to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes)

Most Valuable Elitist #154

Showdown 10/13/2018