( EAW Intro plays )
( Recap to last week’s Dynasty plays including the main event where The 1%, consisted of Theron Nikolas, Impact and Jack Ripley battled Darkane, Erebus Jennings and Devan Dubian in a 6 man tag team match. After highlights of the back and forth, hot & heavy action that took place, the contest concluded with Darkane drilling Impact with a spear through the spine and avenging his loss from the week prior by capturing the victory. Before the winning team got a chance to celebrate, The 1% struck out of nowhere with a blindside attack — one that included Mr. DEDEDE joining in from out of nowhere. The brutal attack takes a far more grim turn, as DDD and Impact drag Darkane back into the ring and DDD proceeds to blast him over the head with the Equalizer, leaving Darkane drowning in a pool of his own blood. The 1% celebrate their accomplishment to end the show, stunning the LA crowd in attendance. )
( Dynasty intro plays; featuring the song “Revolution” by The Score. )
( Cut open to the live feed — “Revolution” continues to play over the sound system, and the sold out audience in the FedEx Forum are on their feet cheering on with as much energy as they can possibly give. )
Stew-O: The sold out FedEx Forum is on their feet with over 18,000 members of the EAW Universe live in attendance! Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY:
Talib Bari: WHERE WE FIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS!
Stew: Stew-O here alongside Talib Bari, this is set to be quite the consequential broadcast Bari, because the EAW PURE Championship is on the line!
Talib: Cameron Ella Ava gets her shot against the Rip-Daddy Jack Ripley, mano y woman-o, and if their match a couple of weeks ago is any indication this is going to be even more heated, more competitive and more intense than any of their past encounters Stew!
Stew: Also tonight Erebus Jennings has challenged Mr. DEDEDE, just one week removed from the mortifying assault unleashed upon the former Answers World Champion Darkane, courtesy of The 1%.
( “2nd Sucks” by A Day To Remember hits, and the crowd roars in applause for the Dynasty General Manager, Starr Stan who walks out to the ring with a serious look on his face, wearing his usual corporate suit attire. )
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME YOUR GENERAL MANAGER OF FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY, STARRRRRR STAAAAAAAAANNNN!!!!
Talib: Well speaking of that assault Stew, it looks like you beat our GM to the punch because — as reported on Fight Grid and EAW.com over the last week — Starr has basically made it clear that there are going to be repercussions for what went down last week!
Stew: As there should be Bari, what happened was one of the more heinous things I’ve watched unfold here on Dynasty and the fact that the Chairman of this company was involved makes it all the more abhorrent at least in my view. It is clear Starr intends to rectify what took place last week but nothing truly makes up for what happened, we don’t know when we’ll see Darkane in an EAW ring again — if ever. We’ll see how Starr responds.
( Starr’s music dies down and he’s in the ring with a microphone in hand, waiting for the cheering audience to settle down. )
Starr Stan: Thank you Memphis, how we doing tonight?
( The audience cheers even louder upon the mention of their city. )
Starr: That’s good to hear. I wish I could say the same, but unfortunately I’ve been feeling a little dejected following the events of last week’s Dynasty… as you can see up on the megatron above.
( Starr turns his head to the titantron where we get a graphic image of Darkane bleeding profusely while The 1% stands around him smiling and laughing, including Theron holding up his Answers World Championship. )
Starr: It makes my stomach turn having to look at that footage again, but it’s been replaying over and over again in my mind all week long because I feel personally responsible for what went down last week. I was explicitly warned by HRDO that something of this caliber would happen, and I didn’t take his warning as seriously as I should have. I know I let him down, I know I let all of you down, and I know I let Darkane down. Well Darkane, if you’re out there and you’re able to hear this, I want to personally apologize for what happened to you last week, and I hope that you make a speedy recovery, champ.
( The audience cheers and chants Darkane’s name. Starr lets it go on for a brief moment, before continuing. )
Starr: I’m sure he appreciates that. But I’m sure my apology doesn’t mean a damned difference to him, and he’s right — it doesn’t make a difference at all. Apologies aren’t going to make things better, actions will. I would have liked to call out the man I hold chiefly responsible for this attack, the Answers World Champion Theron Nikolas; and I would have liked to address him face to face and hopefully at least get him to own up for what he did. But guess what? Theron isn’t here tonight.
( Crowd boos. )
Starr: Yeah, my thoughts exactly. The so-called “God Emperor” of Dynasty isn’t here tonight, he doesn’t see you all as important enough. And why should he? When he leads a group full of all-time greats who think they can say whatever they want, do whatever they want, be wherever they want with no repercussions. A group of “Gawd Contracts”, World Championships and sponsorships out the wazoo. Why should they listen to the lowly Dynasty General Manager? Well I’ll tell you why Theron, because contrary to what you said last week your word DOESN’T mean more than mine, and it will NEVER mean more than my word as long as I run this show!
( The crowd cheers, lighting a fire under Starr even more. )
“ILLEST MUTHAFUCKA ALIVE!!!!!!!”
( “Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Jay Z and Kanye West plays, and Starr turns to the stage with an annoyed expression on his face as Impact, Jack Ripley and Mr. DEDEDE walk out to the ring all dressed in custom “1%” tracksuits. Starr folds his arms and has an expression of contempt while The 1% file into the ring, and Jack Ripley is the first to have a microphone handed to him while Impact and DDD show off to the booing audience. Their music eventually dies down, and DDD takes a backseat leaning back against the turnbuckle while Ripley and Impact are more confrontational with Starr. )
Jack Ripley: Listen baldie, you may be too busy paying hush money to Anonymous or whatever to notice, but if anybody runs a damn thing around here, it’s The 1%.
( Crowd boos. )
Impact: You know me as well as anyone, Stan. You know damned well that my affiliation with The 1% has nothing to do with my attitude, I have always walked around EAW with the same mentality that I have right now and that is exactly why my legacy has eclipsed yours from the moment StarrPact disbanded in 2009, until now.
Starr: Listen jackass, you don’t call the shots (turns to Ripley) you don’t call the shots (turns to DDD) and as far as day to day operations concern, not even YOU call the shots here on Dynasty! I have been the ONLY man willing to put up with the bullshit that comes with this role, and just when it seemed like things were on the upswing around here, here comes you four making life hell for this roster and for me all over again!
Jack: Well Starr if this is all too tough for you why don’t you just hand in your key fob then and get the hell out of here? That is unless DDD decides to fire your ass before you get the chance to quit.
Starr: I know for a fact that DDD isn’t going to fire me, because there’s no one else willing to do my job around here — especially not with you people running around here. He knows it, and more importantly the entire EAW Board knows it. And speaking of the EAW Board you know what? I think HRDO was damned right when he said that there needs to be some parity here on Friday Night Dynasty, and after tonight there’s going to be a whole hell of a lot more parity around here…
Impact: Parity? How about you hold a pair of deez NUTS, Starr? How about that? You ain’t gonna do a damn thing buddy, The 1% owns your ass, we have your ass in check, you can’t move another rook on the chessboard let alone move the meter. And if anybody else on Dynasty attempts to challenge us, whether it be Erebus Jennings, Devan Dubian or CumSlut Ella Ava, we’re going to make what we did to Darkane last week look like child’s play.
Starr: You know it’s funny that you mention Devan Dubian… because he plays a big part in what I’m about to do right now, because as of today, November 9th, 2018, Devan Dubian has OFFICIALLY been traded to Friday Night Dynasty!
Stew-O & Talib Bari: WHAT?!
( The crowd becomes unglued by this announcement. Impact, Ripley and DDD all look confused. )
Jack: What are we supposed to be afraid or something? Why the hell should we even give a damn?
Impact: Yeah and who the hell did you trade him for anyways?
Starr: Funny you should ask…
( Starr gets in Impact’s face. )
Starr: I traded him for you.
Talib: NO WAY!!!
( Starr drops the mic, leaving Impact, Ripley and DDD stunned and confused. “2nd Sucks” comes back on and all three of them follow Starr as he begins to leave the ring, but he ignores all of their complaints, steps through the ropes and walks up the ramp. The audience is chanting “YES” and losing their minds at the announcement. )
Talib: BRUH ARE YOU SERIOUS??? WE’RE LOSING IMPACT?!
Stew: I’m in as much disbelief as you Bari! DDD, Imp and Ripley are all in the ring completely taken back by what just happened, but it seems like Starr has made a board-backed decision to carry out, in all honestly, one of the biggest trades that I have ever seen unfold in modern EAW history! Impact has officially been traded to Voltage for Devan Dubian!
Talib: I’m a huge fan of Devan Dubian, but we can’t just give away a 7 time World Champion! And what about the Gawd Contract? What’s stopping him from coming back if he wants to?
Stew: I assume it’s that man Starr who will be stopping him —
( Starr interrupts his own music. )
Starr: Oh and by the way Jack? You know that PURE Title defense that you had scheduled for in the main event of tonight’s card? Well there’s a reason why it always says “card subject to change”, because that’s not happening in the main event, we’re having that match RIGHT NOW!!!
( “ULTRANumb” by Blue Stahli plays, and Cameron Ella Ava walks out to the stage while Jack Ripley is in the ring throwing a fit. Security is attempting to escort Impact out of the arena, and DDD is attempting to reason with security as they all exit through the crowd. )
Stew: THE DYNASTY GENERAL MANAGER NOT PLAYING GAMES TONIGHT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! WHETHER JACK RIPLEY LIKES IT OR NOT, THE 1% IS DOWN A MEMBER AND AFTER TONIGHT THEY COULD BE DOWN A CHAMPIONSHIP, BECAUSE THE EAW PURE TITLE IS ON THE LINE! NEXT!
( Camera transitions to commercial. )
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including a recap of last night’s edition of Empire, highlighting the controversial Women’s World Championship match between Stephanie Matsuda and Madison Kaline! The recap transitions into an advertisement for next week’s Empire where the NEW Women’s World Champion, Madison Kaline, is coronated as the “Queen of Death”. What does this mean for Empire? Find out Thursday at 8/7 central only on FOX! )
( The Dynasty broadcast opens back up to the arena garage, where Impact is surrounded by security and DEDEDE is walking with him. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Look I’m going to go to the board about this and I’ll make sure this decision is overturned, mark my words.
( Impact and DDD stop walking. )
Impact: You know what DDD? It’s no big deal. I have the Gawd Contract, and even if I didn’t, I’m still motherfucking Impact. I do as I please, when and where I please. If Starr doesn’t want me on Dynasty then that’s fine, I’ll go dominate on Voltage and teach sorry sons of bitches like Rex McAllister and Malcolm Jones a lesson.
DDD: Are you sure about that? We don’t have to let Starr win, he’s in no position to tell you or any of us what we can or can’t do.
Impact: Hey man, it’s cool. The 1% was already the most dominant group before me, and you and I proved at Operation: Doomsday that the Liquid Swords can be drawn at any given moment and tear through anything in our path like a fucking ginsu. If trading me away is Starr’s way of scraping together moral victories then so be it. Our enemies never win the war. In your famous words, “He who laughs last, laughs best.”
( Impact extends his hand, and DDD nods and shakes his hand. Impact turns around and walks with his hands in his pockets, taking a solitary stroll into the night. )
( Camera returns to the ring, where “ULTRANumb” is still playing on the sound system while Jack Ripley is stripped down to his ring gear and talking with the referee. Cameron Ella Ava is in the zone, loosening up with some stretches and fully prepared to compete. Stephie Love enters the ring and Cameron’s theme music begins to die down. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stephie Love: The following match is set for one fall… and is for the EEEE AAAA WWWW PPPPPUUUUUURRRRRRRRREEE CHAMPIOOOONNNSHIIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPP!!!!
( Crowd cheers. )
Stephie: Introducing first, the challenger, from Los Angeles, California… “THE GODDESS OF DYNASTY”, CAMMMEROOOOOOOON ELLLAAAAAAAAA AVAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
( Cam shows off for the audience, and she receives a thunderous ovation. )
Stephie: Her opponent, representing The 1%, hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada weighing 202 POUNDS.. HE IS THE EAW PURE CHAMPION!!!! JAAAAAAAAAAAACKKKK RRRIIPPLEEEEEEEEYY!!!!
( Jack Ripley holds up his EAW PURE Championship to the audience and begins trash talking Cameron. )
Stephie: And introducing the special guest referee, as chosen by Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan, please welcome DAVID DAVIDSON!!!!!
( Jack Ripley rushes up to Stephie Love asking her what the hell she’s talking about — “I Get Money” by 50 Cent plays, and David Davidson jogs out to the ring dressed in a referee shirt and the usual black slacks. )
Stew: What in the world?
Talib: Back from the strong style zone Stew!
Stew: (laughs) Perhaps on any other week I’d feel bad for Jack Ripley, but after what he and his buddies did to Darkane last week it’s hard to empathize if you ask me! But when Jack Ripley thought things couldn’t get any worse, his own former tag team partner who he spent the last number of months trash talking is now the special guest referee for his PURE Title defense! Ripley can’t even believe what he’s seeing!
( Davidson slides in the ring, and he pats Cameron Ella Ava down to make sure there are no foreign objects. He turns to Jack Ripley, and Ripley gives Davidson a death stare which goes on for an uncomfortably lengthy period of time. He finally gives in to holding out his arms, and Davidson pats Ripley down to check for foreign objects before calling for the bell. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Talib: I don’t think this is fair at all Stew! Sure Ripley isn’t the most squeaky clean tool in the shed but by god that doesn’t mean we gotta screw the guy out of his championship! He’s going up against an all time great in a match where — in his mind — he shouldn’t even be competing in, and now he’s got to watch over his shoulder for his estranged ex tag team partner?!
Stew: Ripley and Cameron start things off with a collar and elbow tie up, and Ava is going into this uncharacteristically head on, willing to enter a battle of strength in the early going. And JUST LIKE THAT RIPLEY YANKS CAM BY THE HAIR TO SEND HER TO THE GROUND. David Davidson admonishing him for that, and remember folks like all PURE Championship matches this contest is a “PURE Rules” match, meaning there are not many more cheap moves like that that Ripley can get away with. Also championship advantage does NOT apply in a PURE Rules contest, meaning if Ripley continues to play dirty he could very well cost himself the EAW PURE Championship!
Talib: Davidson is reminding him of that and Ripley doesn’t want to hear any of it, he’s in Davidson’s face telling him exactly where he can shove the rulebook — HEY! CAMERON FROM OUT OF NOWHERE TURNS HIM AROUND WITH A SMALL PACKAGE! THIS IS WHAT BEAT HIM TWO WEEKS AGO!
Davidson: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRRR-
Stew: JACK RIPLEY FRANTICALLY KICKS OUT! The two scramble back up, Ripley with a running lariat, Cameron ducks under that and follows up with a DROPKICK! That sends Ripley across the ring, using the turnbuckle to recover, and a MONKEY FLIP BY CAMERON sending Ripley up and over landing right on his back! Meanwhile Cameron springboards off of the middle turnbuckle and delivers a SPRINGBOARD LEG DROP STRAIGHT TO THE THROAT! Lateral press!
Davidson: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOO-
Talib: Ripley shoots the shoulder up and is back up shortly after, favoring his chest and Cameron goes right after that lighting him up with several loud and heavy knife edge chops! Ripley absorbing those blows to the chest while backed against the ropes! Now he’s stepping between the ropes and calling for Davidson to back Cameron away from him, but Davidson’s a little bit slow to the draw. Ava herself decides to back away — but RIPLEY EXPLODES OUT OF THE GATE DELIVERING A KITCHEN SINK KNEE TO THE GUT!!! That turns Cam inside out, and a STIFF GUNSHOT SOUNDING KICK TO THE BACK OF THE NECK! The whole crowd reacts from that, and Ripley delivers a rope-assisted knee drop right to the face! Nasty thud from that knee drop, and Ripley rips Cameron away from the ropes before applying what looks like will be a LAST CHANCERY!!! NOT A MOVE WE’VE SEEN RIPLEY GO TO, BUT HE’S PULLING OUT WHATEVER TOOLS HE CAN FIND TO FINISH THE JOB!
Stew: Cameron is trying to hammer-fist her way out of this predicament, but Ripley is clutching on to that last chancery with all he’s got and rearing the head back as far as he can! Ava is attempting to turn her body, and her slender and flexible frame is providing a lot more leeway to do so as opposed to a bulkier opponent, and AVA MANAGES TO SLIP OUT OF IT AND SLIDE RIPLEY ONTO HIS SHOULDERS WITH A MODIFIED CRUCIFIX BACKSLIDE!
Davidson: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWWWWWWWWWW-
Talib: Ripley kicks out and rolls out of the ring with haste, attempting to catch a breather… and RIPLEY TURNS AROUND TO MEET AN ONCOMING CAMERON ELLA AVA!!! SUICIDE DIVE FROM CAM!!!
Stew: YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!!! RIPLEY COUNTERS IN MID AIR!!!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE COUNTER!!! HOLY HELL THAT MAY HAVE JUST SINGLE HANDEDLY ENDED THIS MATCH! CAMERON IS DRAPED OVER THE APRON JUST COMPLETELY STOPPED IN HER TRACKS AFTER THAT, AND RIPLEY PUSHES HER UNDER THE ROPES BEFORE SLIDING BACK IN HIMSELF AND SHOOTS THE HALF! HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!
( Davidson slides to the mat, looking for both shoulders to be on the mat. )
Jack Ripley: COUNT YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!!!
( Davidson decides both shoulders are on the mat. )
Davidson: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Talib: KICK OUT AT TWO! CAMERON ELLA AVA IS SOMEHOW STILL IN THIS AFTER THAT WICKED SHOT!
Stew: How is Cameron Ella AVA still going? Most normal people would be finished after a blow like that, but speaking of “finish” it seems like Jack Ripley is finished with the special guest referee, because he’s sparked up yet another debate with his estranged ex tag team partner. Yes folks don’t adjust your television sets, David Davidson is the special guest referee in the PURE Championship match between his ex-partner Jack Ripley and Cameron Ella Ava! We are right off the heels of an enormous announcement that took place before the break where Starr Stan made the trade official sending Impact onto Voltage and bringing Devan Dubian to Friday Night Dynasty.
Talib: A big time trade Stew, and one I’m a little salty about, I feel like trading Impact for just about anybody else on the roster is gonna be a net loss —
Stew: Maybe from that angle Bari, but if you’re looking to bring more parity to Dynasty after the rampage The 1% has been on this may be crucial in doing so. Ripley has Cameron back in his grasp and delivers a snap suplex! He rolls through that vertical suplex and brings Cam back up to her feet, repositions himself, another more aggressive snap suplex! Ripley is hanging on, not looking for a cover yet, Cam is brought back up to her feet and Ripley goes for the third rolling snap suplex — but Cameron delivers several punches to the spleen area. Now a European uppercut to turn Ripley around! Ripley fires back with a spinning kick to the midsection! Cam catches the oncoming boot, hooks Ripley up from behind and delivers a LEG-TRAP GERMAN SUPLEX SOMEHOW!!! BUT NO RIPLEY COUNTERS WITH THE WHEELBARROW FRONT ROLLING PIN!
Davidson: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Talib: CAMERON COUNTERS OUT OF IT, AND MANAGES TO STACK RIPLEY UP ON HIS SHOULDERS… DAVIDSON SLIDES TO THE MAT… AND OH MY GOODNESS, LOOK AT THAT! LOOK AT THAT! CAMERON IS HOISTING RIPLEY OFF OF THE MAT BY HIS DEAD WEIGHT, AND IS LOOKING FOR THE ALABAMA SLAM!!!! BUT RIPLEY COUNTERS LOOKING FOR A SUNSET FLIP PINNING REVERSAL! CAMERON HOLDING HER GROUND! AND THIS TIME CAM HOOKS BOTH OF RIPLEY’S LEGS AND SITS ON HIS CHEST TO COUNTER THE SUNSET FLIP PIN WITH ONE OF HER OWN!
Davidson: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew: Ripley powers Cameron right off of him, recovers at a rapid pace, and just as Cam gets up from her knees RIPLEY DELIVERS A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! AND A HOOK OF BOTH LEGS RIGHT AFTER! DAVIDSON CHECKING FOR THE SHOULDERS AGAIN, BUT RIPLEY MAY ACTUALLY HAVE THIS ONE THIS TIME!
Davidson: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Talib: Cameron is still in this fight! Shoulder up from the EAW Hall of Famer, she is putting up just as much of a fight if not more than the one she gave two weeks ago at Aloha Stadium, and Ripley is getting more and more frustrated by that as you can see him banging his fist and kicking the ropes. Now he’s taking it out on Davidson again, telling him to do his job, and Davidson is smiling from ear to ear just completely no-selling Ripley’s frustrations! Even I gotta admit Jack has got to cool his jets, in most other sports you don’t get to pick too many fights with the official before you eventually end up getting penalized. Rip-Daddy’s finally refocused his energy to Cam, and he’s yanking her up by the arm and is turning her around LOOKING TO HOOK HER UP FROM BEHIND FOR THE RIPPLE EFFECT!!! VERTEBREAKER MAY BE ON ITS WAY, AND IF HE MANAGES TO HIT THIS THAT’LL BREAK CAMERON ELLA AVA IN HALF!!!
Stew: BUT CAMERON BACKFLIPS BEHIND RIPLEY!!!! GODDESS’ TOUCH!!!!! CAMERON WITH AN ENZIGURI CLEAN ACROSS THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!!!!
Talib: DAMNNNN WHAT A SHOT! AND RIPLEY IS HIT SO HARD THAT HE’S SENT THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING!
Stew: That looked a lot like instinct to me Bari! Cameron Ella Ava knows it better than anyone, that’s why she’s got her hands covering her head in frustration knowing that momentum as well as instinct may have caused the PURE Championship to slip right from her fingertips! But Davidson kneels besides Cam to remind her that the title can still change hands by count out, and Davidson starts up the 20 count!
Davidson: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
( Jack Ripley begins to stir. )
Davidson: FIVE! SIX!
Talib: Davidson making these counts a little quick if you ask me, but Ripley does have up till’ 20 to get back in the ring, and I know that’s a whole lot easier said than done!
Stew: Davidson is at 10, and all of our less educated fans started cheering because they obviously have never seen a PURE Title match before, but there’s still 10 more to go folks!
Talib: Well we’re in Trump territory so I don’t expect these people to be too smart, Stew!
Davidson: FOURTEEN! FIFTEEN!
( Ripley is up to a knee. )
Davidson: SIXTEEN! SEVENTEEN!
Stew: Ripley is on spaghetti legs, he looks like he has no idea where he is right now, meanwhile Davidson is at 19!!! TWENTY!!!!!!!
Talib: NO SO FAST, RIPLEY’S BACK IN, AND CAMERON IMMEDIATELY BRINGS JACK RIPLEY UP FROM THE MAT! NO FREAKING WAY! CAM MANAGES TO TAKE HIM OFF HIS FEET WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE EASE! AND A HERCULEAN BURST OF STRENGTH ALLOWS CAM TO LIFT RIPLEY UP ONTO HER SHOULDERS! BREAKING BARRIERS!!!!! RACK ATTACK CONNECTS, AND CAM FALLS OVER JACK RIPLEY FOR THE COVER! NEW PURE CHAMPION BABY! HERE WE GO!
Davidson: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
( David Davidson is dragged out of the ring. )
Stew: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!?!
Talib: IT’S DEDEDE!!! DEDEDE DRAGS DAVIDSON OUT OF THE RING, AND HE’S GOT THE EQUALIZER IN HIS HANDS!!! LOOK OUT!!!!
( Mr. DEDEDE smashes the guitar filled with thumbtacks, nails and shards of glass over David Davidson’s head. Davidson immediately collapses to the floor as if he were dead. )
Stew: JESUS CHRIST, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN? WHY IN GOD’S NAME WOULD HE DO THIS?
Talib: I-I mean – I can only guess that he’s here in the best interests of Jack Ripley! Cameron Ella Ava is unaware that she hasn’t won this match! She’s only just getting up to her feet, turns around, and finally stares a grinning Mr. DEDEDE in the face! Cam’s finally putting 2 and 2 together as a profusely bleeding Davidson is literally at ringside DYING! AND NOW CAM CHARGES AT DDD AND SHOVES HIM BACK! CAMERON WITH A DIZZYING SLAP ACROSS THE FACE! AND NOW CAMERON LOOKS TO TAKE DDD OUT WITH ‘IN EXCELSIS’!!!!!! BICYCLE KNEE!!!!!!! DDD DODGES IT, CAM TURNS AROUND — YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!!!! RIPLEY TAKES CAM’S HEAD OFF WITH THAT DECAPITATING SUPERKICK, AND RIPLEY DROPS OVER CAMERON FOR THE COVER! DDD’S SLIDES DOWN TO THE MAT FOR THE PIN!
DDD: ONE!!! TWO!!! THREE!!!
Stew: OH COME ON!
( DDD turns to the timekeeper and calls for the bell. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
( The furious audience reacts negatively to the match outcome, and a slightly frazzled Stephie Love is ordered by DDD to announce the result of the match. )
Stephie Love: Here is your winner, Jack Ripley.
( “Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Jay Z and Kanye West hits, and DDD is handed the PURE Championship and passes it over to a recovering Jack Ripley. DDD raises Ripley’s arm and the two celebrate in the ring while Cameron recovers at ringside. )
Stew: On what planet is this not an abuse of authority Bari? Can you tell me that? It’s one thing for DDD to run in on this match, I’ve seen matches end by run ins for over 10 years here in EAW, so I can at least stomach that. But for DDD to throw his weight around and use his chairman powers to deliberately screw Cam out of the PURE Championship? Surely that has to be crossing the line!
Talib: I’m not disagreeing with you Stew, but Davidson wasn’t exactly the perfect official either —
Stew: Are you serious???
Talib: Don’t bite my head off Stew just playing devil’s advocate! All I’m saying is Starr knew what he was doing making David Davidson, Ripley’s estranged ex tag team partner, the special guest referee of this match. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but two rights make a U-Turn, and…. yeah I don’t know where I was going with that.
( Ripley celebrates by proudly holding up his PURE Championship while Cameron is at ringside with a busted lip and Davidson is being left to bleed out and die. DDD and Ripley take their leave, and the camera transitions to Shaker Jones, Ryan Wilson and Jason McKormick who are walking backstage on their way to the ring as we hear “Revolution” by The Score playing in the background. )
Stew: Anyways, despite that last note, there’s still a lot more to come tonight on Dynasty and after the break we’ll be seeing and hearing more from these three individuals as Ryan Wilson, Shaker Jones and Jason McKormick look to “settle the score” on Friday Night Dynasty! Find out what that means right after a quick word from our sponsors!
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an advertisement hyping up tomorrow’s edition of Showdown! See Kassidy Heart go one on one with Noah Reigner in a match worthy of pay per view! Also witness the return of the EAW Champion Diamond Cage, back from his hellacious Hell in a Cell match with Scott Diamond, as he looks to address the remarks of Ahren Fournier. That all takes place tomorrow night at 8PM EST, 7 Central! )
( We get a view of the bustling streets of Memphis, Tennessee, and see the outside of the FedExForum with the #SOLDOUT hashtag captioned on the corner of the screen. )
( ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen is heard over the sound system as Dynasty returns to the ring and Ryan Wilson, Jason McKormick and Shaker Jones are all standing by ready to address the fans. The music fades away and Jason McKormick is the first to step forward. )
Jason McKormick: Last week the three of us experienced one of the universal life-experiences…trial and error.
Ryan Wilson: We told the world that we were aiming straight for the top, we told the world that we wanted to leave our mark on Friday Night Dynasty, and we have the balls to admit it: we failed.
Jason: We’re not going to sugarcoat it or act like we weren’t thrown off by it, because the three of us take this seriously. We take this more seriously than many people in the back take US seriously, and there’s not a single match result that we don’t invest 100% of ourselves into because the three of us have a score to settle. That’s what pushes us forward even when the world is trying to push us back.
Shaker Jones: So yes, we failed. But the biggest lie that the gatekeepers tell you is that the success comes easy. Most EAW Elitists would rather hide their flaws, but we’re willing to show the scars.
Ryan: The three of us share a philosophy about wrestling that very few others in this business have. The wrestling business used to be the greatest form of storytelling that the world has ever seen. Villains and heroes would meet in a battle where good triumphs over evil, right prevailed over wrong, and the hardest workers earned their keep.
Jason: But that ain’t what we’ve got today. Now the ‘art of wrestling’ has become an industrial hellhole filled to the gills with politics, favoritism and corruption. The wrestling business no longer promotes the workhorses, it promotes the so-called ‘prodigies.’ It doesn’t fight corruption, it enables the corrupt. The heroes are no longer the ones who are praised, the monsters are. Somewhere along the way ‘bad’ became good, and ‘good’ became bad.
Shaker: And that stops with us. The score must be settled with the wrestling industry, which is why The Score has arrived to Friday Night Dynasty. The tagline for this brand is “We Fight On Friday Nights”, well the three of us intend to fight for what’s right on Friday nights, and no matter how much failure may rear its ugly head, it–
( ‘DUST’ by Tremonti plays and Kevin Hunter walks out through the curtain with a scowl on his face. Shaker, Wilson and McKormick turn to the stage and Kevin Hunter walks down the ramp to enter the ring. He picks up a microphone from the ring apron. )
Kevin Hunter: Cut the music off.
( Kevin Hunter’s music dies down. )
Crowd: WHERE’S YOUR TITLE? :clap: WHERE’S YOUR TITLE? :clap: WHERE’S YOUR TITLE? :clap:
( Kevin’s face is glowing red with rage as the audience continues to taunt him. )
Ryan: I think they’re asking a question, Kev —
Kevin Hunter: SHUT UP! I’m not in the mood for your shit, (Hunter turns to the crowd) and I’m not in the mood for any of yours!
( Crowd boos. )
Kevin: I’m sick of seeing everyone in this company walk around with this phony self-righteous attitude, talking like you’re some sort of wrestling messiah’s, when really you’re all just a bunch of assholes! Wilson I know you’re a total freakin dweeb so I know you probably came up with this “storytelling heroes honor philosophy” CRAP after watching Nicktoons for 10 hours straight, but why don’t you three grow the hell up and face the facts about the real world for a change? There’s no such thing as heroes, there’s no such thing as villains, there is no right and wrong, this business is about TAKE or being TAKEN FROM.
Ryan: Oh really? So how did you like having the EAW Openweight Championship being ‘TAKEN FROM’ you?
( Kevin Hunter gets into Ryan Wilson’s face, but Shaker Jones stands in front of Wilson and he and Hunter both get into each others face. )
Shaker: Did you come out here to antagonize us for no reason? We’re not like other groups around here, willing to cheapshot people and gang up on them to prove we’re tough. You don’t have to agree with our beliefs, but if you really have such a problem with us why don’t you challenge one of us to a match and settle differences like a man?
Kevin: You three are no better than clowns at the damn circus. You’re a “country rock cowboy” fighting over the Big Boogers Bhampionship or whatever the hell you call it, and I’m out here defeating prodigies and winning championships. You three are an embarrassment to this show and a waste of television runtime, and I’m going to prove that to you right here, right now.
( Kevin Hunter drops the microphone, and he removes his vest before backing away to a corner and allowing The Score to decide who will face him. Wilson and McKormick allow Shaker Jones to step forward, and a referee enters the ring to ask both men about whether they agree to this match. )
Talib: Well from what it appears ladies and gentlemen, that Shaker Jones and Kevin Hunter are about to agree to a one on one match right now! Shaker Jones and his group “The Score” declared their intentions for the wrestling business, only for Kevin Hunter to interrupt the group and down talk their manifesto.
Stew: You know it’s a good thing that a referee is on hand because on a brand like Dynasty that prides itself in settling things in the ring, there’s no better way to settle ideological differences than an actual match!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stew: AND JUST LIKE THAT KEVIN HUNTER CHARGES RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE WITH A RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THE FACE! SHAKER JONES KNOCKED ACROSS THE RING AND INTO THE CORNER, AND KEVIN HUNTER FOLLOWS UP WITH A FLURRY OF STOMPS TO THE MIDSECTION, PUTTING THE BOOTS TO SHAKER JONES BEFORE HE CAN BARELY EVEN GET STARTED!
Talib: Kevin Hunter using the ropes to hold himself as he presses the sole of his boot right across the face of Jones!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Stew: Kevin Hunter relents for a bit, but gets back in Shakers face and is hurling verbal abuse Shakers way. Hunter backs away and charges right at Jones for a big time corner lariat! Nobody home, Jones moves out of the way and Hunter holds his bicep which smashed against the top turnbuckle in a bad way, and SHAKER TAKES HIM OVER THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE WITH A BIG TIME CLOTHESLINE! Kevin Hunter collapses hard to the floor, and Shake Jones steps over the ropes before springing down to the floor. Jones pulls Hunter up from the floor and sends him FLINGING RIGHT OVER OUR ANNOUNCE DESK!
Talib: Jeez careful Shaker you could have killed us!
Stew: Shaker stands over our announce desk now and hammers punches away to the temple of Kevin Hunter while he’s laying right over our desk! Shaker Jones wraps both claws around the head and drags Hunter off of his desk, picks him up, and TAKES HIM BY THE NAPE OF THE NECK TO JOG ACROSS RINGSIDE AND SLING HIM RIGHT AGAINST THE BARRICADE! THAT RATTLES SOME OF THE FRONT ROW FANS! THESE TWO ARE PARTICULARLY LARGE MEN AND THE IMPACT OF EACH BLOW IS MUCH HARDER THAN THAT OF A REGULAR SIZED ELITIST!
Talib: Definitely right Stew, and now the referee’s urging Shaker to take this match back in the ring. The official begins his count now and Jones takes some time to hi-five the front row fans cheering for him before going back to Hunter and pulling him up — BUT HUNTER FROM BEHIND SENDS SHAKER RUNNING INTO THE RING POST HEAD FIRST! Jeez louise Shaker just conked heads off that LED post, and that looked to be the opening Hunter needed here, as now he’s sneaking up on a dazed Shaker and hoists him up from behind to deliver the BACK SUPLEX RIGHT UP ON THE RING APRON!
Ref: FOUR! FIVE!
Stew: Shaker is draped off of the apron and Kevin Hunter climbs up to the apron from the opposite side of the post. Now he’s climbing up the turnbuckle and looking down at Jones, and he LEAPS OFF CONNECTING THE ‘INVADER’!!! DIVING DOUBLE STOMP ONTO THE CHEST OF SHAKER JONES, KNOCKING HIM OFF THE APRON AND SENDING HIM CRASHING DOWN ON THE RINGSIDE FLOOR! Hunter may have very well sealed the deal here, he scrapes the dead weight of Shaker Jones off of the floor and sends him back into the ring before following in himself, and now Kevin Hunter props both feet up on the ropes while stacking Shaker onto both of his shoulders with a roll up!
( Ryan Wilson hops on the apron and swipes both of Shakers’ feet off the middle rope. )
Talib: KICK OUT BY SHAKER! But hey what gives? I thought these people stood for goodness and righteousness and all of that crap, what’s fair about that? He shouldn’t be interfering!
Stew: But Hunter just tried to pull a fast one Bari, you saw it with your own eyes.
Talib: So??? This used to be Extreme Answers Wrestling, we used to see people’s heads get bashed in for a living, now we can’t even handle a lousy roll up???
Stew: Keyword ‘used to’ Bari. Nevertheless Kevin Hunter is taking great issue with it, attempting to cop a plea to the referee and ask him to kick Wilson and McKormick out of the ringside area. The official isn’t all that moved by his requests, and Hunter turns around to Shaker who’s back up on one knee and sends a blow to the side of the head! Hunter follows up with an elbow shot right to the neck! Shaker fights back with a punch straight into the midsection! Hunter immediately applies a double underhook and delivers a few knees to the collarbones just trying to wear Shaker Jones down! Hunter follows up with a wrenching chinlock, looking to wear down the opponent while Wilson and McKormick look on. Wilson and McKormick bang their fists on the apron, urging the audience to do the same as now the arena are clapping their hands at a steady rhythm to urge Shaker Jones back into this!
Talib: And I think it’s working Stew! Shaker is feeding off of the energy of these fans and he’s working his way back up to just one knee rather than both! Kevin Hunter is losing control and he knows it, but there’s nothing he can do to stop it, as Shaker has made it back to his feet and he PLANTS KEVIN HUNTER INTO THE MAT WITH A SIDEWALK SLAM!!! Both men are down, both men attempting to catch their breath, and the referee begins counting for a double count-down due to the stoppage in action… but looks like Shaker manages to turn himself over and drape the arm over Kevin’s chest!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO-
Stew: Kick out by Hunter! Hunter and Jones recover at a quicker pace, with Shaker back in the corner and Hunter already back to his feet rather quickly actually despite favoring his back a little bit. Now he rushes over to Jones in the corner looking for a running blow, but Jones cuts him off with a boot to the face! Now Jones pulls himself up to the middle turnbuckle and LEAPS OFF FOR A TORNADO DDT!!!!
Talib: THAT LOOKED LIKE A DIVING VERSION OF THE SNAKE BITE, AND IT’S TURNED KEVIN HUNTER INSIDE OUT!!!
Stew: THAT WAS A RING RATTLING TORNADO DDT PARTNER, AND HUNTER IS BROUGHT BACK UP TO HIS FEET BY MOMENTUM — SHAKER SENDS HUNTER AS HARD AS HE CAN INTO THE CORNER WITH THE IRISH WHIP! HUNTER HITS THE CORNER IN A HARSH WAY AND STUMBLES OUT HOLDING THE SMALL OF HIS BACK,AND MEANWHILE SHAKER JONES HIMSELF REBOUNDED OFF OF PERPENDICULAR ROPES AND BLASTS KEVIN HUNTER WITH THE ‘GIVE EM THE BOOT’!!!!!! CLAYBORNE KICK COMPLETELY LEVELS THE FORMER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION, AND THERE IS THE COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( Timebomb by Blackfoot and Rancid plays over the sound system, and Shaker Jones rises to his feet and gets his arm raised by the referee. )
Stephie Love: Here is your winner… SHAKEEEEEEERR JOOOOOOONEESSSS!!!
Talib: A damn good victory for the Shakemeister who has now secured a victory over a former champion.
Stew: Ideological differences aside Kevin Hunter certainly put on a strong showing and you can certainly tell Shaker Jones can appreciate the challenge. Both of these Elitists are going to have some bruises coming out of this one, Hunter is an Elitist who has represented Dynasty well in the past and defeating Kevin Hunter is by no means an easy feat, he makes every single opponent earn every inch against him in matches.
( Kevin Hunter slowly rises up from the mat still very much racked with pain. Shaker stands by waiting for Hunter to fully get back to a standing base. Once he’s up, Shaker’s music dies down and he and Hunter stand face to face again before Shaker extends his hand for a handshake. )
Crowd: SHAKE HIS HAND! SHAKE HIS HAND! SHAKE HIS HAND! SHAKE HIS HAND!
( Kevin Hunter looks down at Shaker’s hand, and he spits blood from his mouth onto the floor before turning around and exiting the ring. He limps up the ramp, leaving some members of the crowd behind to boo the rejection of the handshake. “Timebomb” comes back on. )
Stew: Sore losers are certainly easy to come by in this business aren’t they.
Talib: Clearly it’s going to take more than just one match to change Kevin’s point of view, he’s going to continue to do things his way and I get the sense this won’t be the last The Score hears from this man.
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an ad hyping up the DLC pack from the brand new video game, EAW 2K19! Seen by critics as the greatest installment of the EAW 2K series, the DLC pack includes 15 brand new Elitists of the past, present and future, and an additional 15 new attires for stars that are already in the game! Including Harlow Reichert, “Damaged” Zack Crash, and the new blonde Madison Kaline! Available now at all vendors. )
( Camera opens up backstage to Cameron Ella Ava’s dressing room, where her mother Carmen Ava is on her phone texting and giggling. The door opens, and Carmen quickly sets her phone to her side as a visibly upset Cameron Ella Ava walks into the room with a bag of ice being held over her jaw. )
Carmen Ava: Hey baby.
( Cameron huffs and walks over to one of her cubbys and begins packing some of her materials into the nearest bag. )
Carmen: Cammy honey I’m sorry. I’m truly sorry for what happened to you out there. It wasn’t right.
Cameron: “Sorry” isn’t going to fix what happened out there, mother.
Carmen: I know it won’t. Couldn’t Starr at least give you another title opportunity?
Cameron: I just got back from Starr’s office actually, but not for the reason you think.
( Cam turns around and looks at her mother with a dead serious look on her face. )
Cameron: I went to Starr to demand a match against your new boyfriend.
Cameron: And I’m facing him at Wicked Games, one on one. And there’s nothing that you can do or say that’s going to change my mind about it.
( A sympathetic Carmen gets up and walks closer to Cam. )
Carmen: Baby, I know you’re upset right now (takes Cam by the hands) and I want you to know that I understand. As much as I wish this match didn’t have to happen, I know that you and Ryan have had a personal–
Cameron: (pulling her hands away) “Ryan”, do you even know how disgusting it is to hear you call him that? He’s the reason why Camille is going to have to miss even more time from Dynasty this year. He’s the guy that’s been promising “Death, Destruction and”…not even gonna finish that. It just pisses me off because it’s like you’re so lovestruck that you don’t even care.
Carmen: (caressing Cams arm) Honey I do care. I may be in love with Ryan but I love you and your sisters more than I do my own self, even as grown beautiful women that’s something that never goes away and it never will. And you know, I told Ryan he was wrong for what he did out there, but he had his reasons for it and from what it seemed they had nothing to do with you.
Cameron: Wow. So you’re defending him still?
Carmen: Baby, it’s not a matter of defending him, I only mean that he still wants to keep the peace.
Cameron: I know what you’re doing mommy and it’s not going to work. You’re right, DDD and I do have a personal problem, and just when I’ve been ready to move on and let it die he continues to throw gas into the fire. I brought you all the way out here because I wanted you to be here for when I won the EAW PURE Championship, but now you’re not even going to get to see that because DDD once again had to stick his nose where it didn’t belong. I know you don’t want it to come to this, but guess what? Neither did I. But that son of a bitch did, excuse my language, and I’m going to make sure that son of a bitch pays for what he’s done to me and my family. OUR family.
( Cameron walks off, leaving a sullen Carmen Ava behind. )
( Camera transitions elsewhere where a grumpy Kevin Hunter is seen walking through a dark tunnel connecting Gorilla to the backstage area. Before he can walk through the set of double doors, Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman walk through the doors from the other side and they smile upon seeing Hunter in the state he’s in. )
Lucas Johnson: Ouch, hard times huh?
Albert Hitchman: That’s a shame. Mr. Badass who was once on top of the world and just a couple of wins away from the Openweight Championship is now spending his days being slapped around by comedy acts and jobber stables. Now isn’t that about a bitch–
( Kevin Hunter socks Albert Hitchman, and Hitchman falls to the ground unconscious. )
Lucas: (shoving Kevin Hunter) HEY WHAT THE HELL IS YOUR PROBLEM?
( Hunter is about to retaliate, but nearby trainers rush in to prevent any further altercation. )
Kevin Hunter: You’re up next champ! Let’s see what you can do now that you’re off your masters leash. Go and put your big boy pants on and do this thing yourself.
( Hunter lets out an evil laugh and he walks off while Lucas Johnson is left to check on Hitchman. The show then returns to the ring where “The Devil In I” by Slipknot is playing on the sound system, and Jason McKormick is in the ring warming up for his match and receiving tips from Ryan Wilson and Shaker Jones. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!! Introducing first, already in the ring accompanied by Shaker Jones and Ryan Wilson, from Jackson, Michigan weighing 235 POUNDS… JASOOOOOOOONNN MCCKORMIIICKKKKKKK!!!
Stew: We are back to Friday Night Dynasty live from the sold out FedExForum, and Jason McKormick of “The Score” is up next ready to compete after his accomplice Shaker Jones managed to rack up a victory before the break against a very game Kevin Hunter. You can tell by the look in his eyes that McKormick intends to further the upswinging momentum for himself, Wilson and Shaker Jones with a victory tonight over Lucas Johnson.
( “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media plays, and Lucas Johnson walks out to the ring dressed in his ring gear and usual jacket looking especially fired up in the absence of Albert Hitchman. )
Stephie Love: And his opponent, from Atlanta, Georgia weighing 205 POUNDS… LUCAAAAAAASSSS JOOHNSOOOOOOOOON!!!
Talib: I may not be in the position to make fat jokes, but Lucas Johnson looks about 400 pounds lighter!
Stew: Well I wouldn’t say this is much of a laughing matter Bari, Lucas’ manager was just assaulted earlier by a pissed off Kevin Hunter following a brief exchange.
Talib: Ay look I never condone violence against non-wrestlers, I think Elitists should keep the physicality to the Elitist, but Bitchman — I mean Hitchman had it coming! Especially since he Jewed me out of 600 dollars the other day. I was trying to treat my ol lady to some Gucci slides during this year’s Black Friday run, now imma have to dip into my little son’s college fund.
Stew: What is wrong with you?
( DING! DING! DING! )
Talib: Johnson goes charging right at McKormick, and OH WOW LOOK AT THAT! HE BRINGS HIM TO THE FLOOR WITH A BODY SLAM, AND IS MOUNTING OVER HIM DELIVERING RAPID FIRE RIGHTS AND LEFTS!
Stew: Lucas Johnson letting out all of the aggression after having to watch his manager be assaulted! McKormick uses his legs to create some distance and separation, and Lucas follows him up with a headbutt to take McKormick down! And an elbow drop to the chest, followed by a second elbow drop, followed by a third jumping elbow drop with a corkscrew to match! Lateral press by Johnson!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO-
Talib: McKormick kicks out, but Lucas immediately presses McKormick’s head to the mat and delivers a HARSH STOMP TO THE HEAD! McKormick rolls away holding his temple now why Lucas gets up and starts pacing around, adrenaline pumping through the kid, guy’s practically got smoke coming out of his nostrils! Johnson rushes over to McKormick — but HE’S TAKEN DOWN BY A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE from McKormick! Lucas recovers, ANOTHER JUMPING CLOTHESLINE! McKormick helps bring Johnson back up only to send him into the corner with a hard Irish whip! But Johnson averts the collision with a baseball slide, he scurries back up to his feet and rushes right after McKormick! OH A BIG BOOT! NOBODY HOME, JOHNSON DUCKS UNDER THE BOOT AND SHOOTS FOR THE ANKLE, DELIVERING A SWIFT LEG TRIP INTO A GRAPEVINED ANKLE LOCK!!!
Stew: Jason McKormick attempting to turn his body and find a way out of the submission as quickly as he can! McKormick rolls himself into the right position, and he painstakingly drags himself over to the bottom rope where he manages to wrap his hand around it, hoping for a reprieve from that tendon tearing ankle submission!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Stew: Johnson is forced to release it, and before McKormick can drag himself out of the ring Johnson is already back up and he STOMPS right on the achilles of the right leg, causing McKormick to cry out in pain! Johnson drags McKormick by that leg again, but McKormick has a firm grip on the bottom rope still and he kicks Johnson away to drag himself to ringside. Jason McKormick hops off of the apron and limps closer to the barricade where he’s met by a concerned Ryan Wilson. BUT LOOK OUT!!! LUCAS JOHNSON SPRINGBOARDS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND TAKES MCKORMICK DOWN WITH A MOONSAULT TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!!! RYAN WILSON JUST BARELY AVERTING DISASTER, BUT JASON MCKORMICK TOOK THE FULL BRUNT OF THAT MOONSAULT!
Talib: WE NEED TO TAKE ANOTHER THAT, THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!
( Replay: Lucas Johnson stands on the mini-platform provided by the LED ringpost, and he springs off gaining exceptional hangtime before leveling Jason McKormick with a moonsault to the outside of the ring. )
Stew: Lucas Johnson took a little bit of time to recover but he’s back up following that high flying maneuver, and Johnson slowly but surely brings McKormick up… but he hooks the left arm for what appears to be some sort of kimura-like hold.. and LUCAS RUNS BACKWARDS DRIVING THE LEFT TRICEP INTO THE RING APRON! Johnson rolls McKormick into the ring and follows him up even further, delivering a stomp to the tricep. McKormick rolls away and is up to his feet, and JOHNSON DELIVERS AN ARMBREAKER RIGHT TO THE LEFT ARM! McKormick is having a rough time here against a fired up Lucas Johnson.
Talib: Johnson is picking McKormick apart Stew, and he doesn’t look like he’s finished either! Johnson places that left arm across the mat and delivers a STOMP! But McKormick moves his arm out of the way as quickly as he can. Lucas goes after him — BIG TIME UPPERCUT RIGHT ACROSS THE JAW! Yikes listen to that sound, that was a tooth crunching blow, and McKormick looks to capitalize on Johnson by delivering an INVERTED HEADLOCK BACKBREAKER FROM BEHIND! That takes Johnson down, McKormick drags himself over to Johnson with very little breath to spare, and he shoots the half to get the cover, hooks the leg too.
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO-
Stew: Kick out by Johnson! Both Johnson and McKormick recover at the same pace, McKormick on spaghetti legs favoring his left tricep and Johnson favoring his back. McKormick fires off with a forearm! Johnson with a forearm of his own! McKormick with follow up forearm! Johnson with a kick to the midsection, but the boot is caught by McKormick, and McKormick fires back with a SICKENING HEADBUTT!!! RIGHT ACROSS THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE!!! That brings Lucas Johnson down to his knees and Jason McKormick runs the ropes, looking to capitalize on Johnson while he’s on all fours, LOOKING FOR A CURB STOMP!!!! ‘DINNER TIME’ DOESN’T CONNECT, LUCAS INSTEAD COUNTERS WITH A SCHOOL BOY ROLL UP!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOO-
Stew: MCKORMICK GETS OUT OF IT, BUT LUCAS ROLLS THROUGH WITH IT AND MANAGES TO BRILLIANTLY CONVERT HIS WAY INTO THE KIMURA!!! KIMURA LOCK APPLIED!!! THE MACHINE BREAK SNAPPED IN ON THAT SORE LEFT ARM OF JASON MCKORMICK’S!!! RYAN WILSON AND SHAKER JONES TRYING TO WILL MCKORMICK ON, BUT AT THIS POINT IT’S BECOMING FOOLISH TO CONTINUE! JASON MCKORMICK IS GOING TO HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THIS MATCH AND HIS LONG TERM HEALTH, AND FOR THAT REASON ALONE MCKORMICK TAPS OUT!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Young and Bitter” comes back on and Lucas Johnson has to be yanked off of Jason McKormick by the referee. McKormick rolls out of the ring clutching his arms, immediately being tended to by Shaker and Wilson. )
Stephie Love: Here is your winner, LUUUCCAAAAAAAASS JOHNSOOOOOON!!!
Talib: Well all this time most of us have credited Lucas Johnson’s improved performance on Albert Hitchman, but it looks like even without Hitchman by his side at ringside this kid Lucas Johnson is still putting on excellent performances! As hard as McKormick fought, Johnson was on his head-top the whole match Stew!
Stew: He wrestled nothing short of a clinic out there, and you can’t take anything away from this young man, that transition from the roll up that he used to snap in the Kimura Lock was nothing short of tremendous. Tremendous win here for Lucas Johnson who doesn’t seem to want to stick around for this celebration, as he’s likely heading back up the ramp to reconvene with his manager Albert Hitchman.
( Jason McKormick is enraged by his loss, kicking the announce desk and cursing up a storm while Shaker Jones and Ryan Wilson hope to calm him down. )
Stew: Jason McKormick not talking this loss well at all, understandably so considering the kind of goals he and his affiliates have for themselves. To him losing just is not an option.
( Graphic appears on the screen promoting the sit down interview between Stew-O between Devan Dubian and Theron Nikolas. )
Stew: Two other men who also believe losing is not an option are Devan Dubian and the Answers World Champion, Theron Nikolas, who will be competing one on one at the Voltage invitational Marquee Event: Wicked Games! I got a chance to sit down with these two earlier this week at EAW Headquarters, it was – at many points – tense, to say the least. We’ll see the footage from that interview when we return from the break.
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — Including an advertisement for the upcoming Voltage FPV: Wicked Games! LIVE from the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana! Don’t miss the return of one of the greatest Elitists of all time, Captain Charisma, as he competes in his first EAW match in over 6 YEARS! )
( Dynasty opens back up to the backstage area where Shaker Jones, Ryan Wilson and Jason McKormick are in a more isolated backstage area. Jason McKormick takes his aggression out on some production crates, fuming over the loss from earlier. )
Jason McKormick: I LITERALLY HAD HIM! I WAS LITERALLY CENTIMETERS AWAY FROM STOMPING HIS STUPID MUG INTO THE GROUND!
Ryan Wilson: Dude it’s okay —
Jason: NO, IT’S NOT OKAY. I can understand a one-off, but two weeks in a row?! That’s a problem, guys like Lucas Johnson are a problem, guys who think they can do whatever they want are a goddamn problem.
Shaker Jones: We’ll regroup from this my friend. Tonight was still a step in the right direction for all three of us.
Jason: No no no no no, I’m not going to sit there and coast off of somebody else’s achievements, with all due respect. Just because I didn’t win doesn’t mean I can’t send a message before the night is done, and I’m obviously going to have to send a message loud and fucking clear. Nobody try to stop me.
( McKormick storms off, leaving Wilson and Jones behind. )
( Camera transitions to an interview room with a caption on the screen reading “earlier this week”. We see Stew-O seated and facing the camera with his hands together as he begins the interview. )
Stew-O: Ladies and Gentlemen we are only a little under a week away from the Voltage Invitational Marquee Event, Wicked Games, which fill feature a plethora of championship matches and high profile matches. One of the bouts set to be part of the Wicked Games ‘double header’ includes the Answers World Championship match that will feature the Answers World Champion and leader of The 1%, Theron Nikolas, defending his title against a former Answers World Champion, former Grand Rampage winner and EAW Hall of Famer, Devan Dubian.
( Devan Dubian and Theron Nikolas are seen sitting across from Stew in their own chairs, dressed in street clothes. Theron is holding his Answers World Title proudly over his shoulders, and there is an air of tension between the two of them. )
Stew: Devan, Theron, thank you both for taking the time out of your busy schedules to be here. I wanted to sit with you both and cover some ground heading into Wicked Games next Saturday because I feel it’s important that the EAW Universe knows a little bit about your psychology behind this match. I’ll start with you Theron because, as we all know, you were the one who met this match with the most resistance.
Theron Nikolas: So what? We’re having the match now aren’t we?
Stew: Yes, but it wasn’t exactly on unconditional terms. Regardless I only bring this all up because inquiring minds may wonder after interacting with Devan Dubian on Dynasty and of course facing him in the main event last week, have you changed your opinion at all on Devan Dubian being quote-unquote “unworthy” of an Answers World Championship shot?
Theron: It’s rare that I change my mind about anything at all Stew. My first assessment is always my best assessment because it comes from a place of objectivity, something people in EAW don’t know anything about. Mr. DEDEDE taught me a valuable lesson a while ago that in order to survive and to thrive as the alpha dominant figure in this business, you have to view everything from an unbiased scope. Why would I sabotage my own interests just to slight a guy who I don’t even give a damn about?
DUB is the one who’s got this grudge against me that he’s been carrying around all year long apparently, I’ve been living in the guy’s head rent-free since Season 11 when I rendered him irrelevant on Showdown. I understand intentions like that can be dangerous, they can drive a person to take everything away from you, but at the same token I’m not going to pretend that it’s still 2015 and that Devan Dubian is still a big deal, because that just obviously isn’t the case. Anybody with two functioning eyeballs and half a brain could see that he isn’t on the level that he once was, and there’s a strong case to be made that he was even overrated back then.
Stew: So your opinion on Devan hasn’t changed, (To Dub) Devan how do you respond to that? And I don’t mean to provoke any sort of argument or heated debate, but how do you respond to the notion that some may have that you might not be worthy of being in an Answers World Title match in 2018?
Devan Dubian: (scoffs) There’s not an athlete in any league of competition that is beyond criticism. You can go 50-0 and still have doubters who wish to poke holes in your legacy and wish to see you fail. Now I believe Theron when he says he assesses using objectivity. However an objective analysis is futile when rooted in ignorance. Theron’s arguments are tethered to a rather flimsy, and utterly useless base. So yes Stew I believe people like Theron who think like Theron are being honest, but he’s still a blithering idiot.
Theron: I’m going to let that slide and make him eat his words, and his own teeth at Wicked Games. Otherwise I’d drop him where he stands right now.
Devan: (to Theron) No you’re going to let that slide because you don’t have DDD, Impact and Ripley to bail you out this time, and you won’t have that at Wicked Games either.
Stew: So if you could afford a little bit of time to speak on that for a little bit Theron, because there are quite a few people both backstage as well as in the EAW Universe who feel like your biggest turnoff about this contest is the fact that — as stipulated by Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan — no other EAW Elitists are allowed in the vicinity of the ringside area during this title match. Earlier this week EAW VP HRDO tightened up that clause and added that if this match is tampered with in any form or fashion, not only will the Answers World Championship be vacated, but that Elitist or personnel will be be terminated from their contract.
Theron: (with a sly grin) So just painting a “hypothetical” here… but if DDD interferes in this match, does he get fired from EAW Stew? Does the EAW Chairman get fired from his own company for interfering in a title match? What if DDD and Imp both decide to show up, do they get terminated from their unsackable Gawd Contracts?
( Devan chuckles under his breath. )
Stew: Well, I imagine they wouldn’t. But you could still have your championship vacated..
Theron: Great, so then what happens when I get another Answers World Championship match? Is HRDO going to continue to breathe down my neck and make all of my matches “no interference”? And the real question I’ve got to ask is, should I care? I didn’t need interference to win the King of Elite crown and officially become the face that runs this place. I know there’s this little myth running around that I can’t even scoop a spoon full of cereal in my mouth without The 1%’s help, and hey I actually find it to be entertaining. We even meme about it in The 1% group chat from time to time.
Devan: How cute, The 1% has its own little side server. Do you exchange nudes through there as well?
Theron: Just shut up for a second Dub, don’t worry he’ll ask you a question too. Like I was saying, there’s this mythical idea that I can’t accomplish anything on my own here in EAW, and I’m wayyy past the point of giving a shit about it because all of the people criticizing my success are — you guessed it — less successful than me. That includes Devan Dubian. I’ve eclipsed his 7 year career here in my first 18 months. Why should I give a damn about what he has to say?
Devan: You are truly delusional if you believe you have eclipsed my career. If that were actually the case then where is your Hall of Fame ring? Where is your Pain for Pride headline victory? I defeated Methuselah for the EAW Hall of Fame Championship before you were even a concept in this company, I stood side by side with the founder of this company to vanquish the once unstoppable force of Ares Vendetta and Jaywalker, all while you needed to be handed a victory over that very same man a year later. Your career is not greater version of my own, your career is a retrograde version of my career.
You and I both had a promising start in this this company, but that is where our similarities come to an end. I have represented overcoming adversity and bettering myself as a performer and as a human being in order to become the success that I am. You however have chosen the path of corruption and cowardice. I am cognizant that such a path is often traveled here in Elite Answers Wrestling, but it is not a path that will lead you to victory over me. You may have had your streak of good fortune and success, but streaks are devised to come to an end. Your streak will meet its end at Wicked Games.
Stew: Before I let you gentlemen go I would like to ask a little bit of a curveball question to the both of you… is there anything nice that you can say about each other?
( Dub and Theron both sit there in silence. )
Stew: Devan? Aren’t there any redeeming qualities to Theron at all?
Devan: Well he has something that I want. I am a business minded individual, and in the business environment you learn to hold those who are able to obtain wealth and power to a level of regard. When I battle Theron at Wicked Games I know that I’ll be battling a man who will do anything in his power to keep that title in his hands, so I will fight him accordingly. However in business you are also taught to discern the difference between “fortune” and “good fortune”. Good fortune is a matter of luck, but true fortune is acquired through work ethic, determination and relentless pursuit. Fortune is built, and when I abscond the Answers World Championship from Theron’s hands, it will be because I have EARNED it.
Theron: …. Devan Dubian will make a good little foot stool, after I make him kneel before his God-Emperor.
( Theron smiles confidently and repositions the Answers World Championship on his shoulders. Theron and Devan share a tense moment, and the the segment fades to black. )
( Dynasty transitions back to the ring where “Communion if the Cursed” by Ice Nine Kills is playing over the sound system. Marco and Rico Core are seen standing inside the ring. Both Core Brothers are backed into their corner, and they look petrified. They seem to be second guessing their life choices at the moment, and who would blame them? Across from them in the opposite corner stands “The Portland Psychopath” Donovan Cross, the lovely Soothsayer Hamasa, and of course the hulking monster Apocalypse.)
Talib (sighing): Welcome back to Friday Night Dynasty folks. You know, Marco and Rico Core once had a promising future in Elite Answers Wrestlings They were witty, they were fun, people seemed to enjoy them…
Stew: Honestly, Talib. It’s like one day they just got bored and couldn’t be assed to show up for work anymore.
Talib: Well why they picked tonight to make their Dynasty return is beyond me because honestly this isn’t going to end well.
Stew: Our timekeeper doesn’t even want to ring the bell.
Talib: Soothsayer Hamasa is quietly talking to Donovan and Apocalypse. I wonder what she’s saying?
Stew: It appears to be intense because she’s gesturing with her staff and pointing over to the corner where the Core Brothers are literally shaking with fear.
Talib: I think Marco might have wet himself.
Stew: Soothsayer Hamasa finishes up her conversation and gets out of the ring. No one inside the ring is moving. The bell still hasn’t been rung. Soothsayer Hamasa is walking over to the timekeeper and just her presence alone sends him up and out of his set, and right over the barricade. He is literally running away through the crowd and all Soothsayer Hamasa did was look at him! She looks down at the bell and taps it with her staff.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Marco Core: Wait… no! No we’re not ready!
Rico Core: Nah bruh… fuck this shit. I’m out!
Talib: Rico Core goes to make his way out of the ring BUT DONOVAN CROSS SPRINGS FORWARD AND CLUBS RICO FROM BEHIND!
Stew: RICO CRUMBLES TO THE MAT AND DONOVAN BEGINS BEATING THE HELL OUT OF HIM! OVER AND OVER HE SLAMS HIS FIST INTO RICO’S FACE. RICO IS BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE AND DONOVAN GRABS THE MAN BY BOTH EARS AND BEGINS SLAMMING THE BACK OF RICO’S HEAD INTO THE MAT OVER AND OVER! RICO COULD END UP A VEGETATIVE STATE AFTER THIS! MARCO CORE IS MAKING NO MOVES TO HELP HIS BROTHER. HE KNOWS THAT IF HE EVEN MOVES A MILLIMETER APOCALYPSE IS GOING TO UNLEASH HOLY HELL UPON HIM!
Talib: CROSS WITH REPEATED KNEE DROPS TO RICO’S SKULL AND HE PICKS HIM UP BY THE HAIR. CROSS WITH THE EUROPEAN STYLE UPPERCUT AND HE WHIPS HIM RIGHT INTO APOCALYPSE! APOCALYPSE WRAPS HIS MEATY HANDS AROUND THE NECK OF RICO CORE AND HOLDS HIM UP IN THE AIR! APOCALYPSE WALKS OVER TO THE ROPES AND JUMPS DOWN TO THE OUTSIDE!
Stew: OH MY GOD DID YOU FEEL THE FLOOR SHAKE AS APOCALYPSE JUMPED DOWN TO THE OUTSIDE?! I THINK THIS MONSTER OF A MAN JUST GAVE MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE IT’S FIRST EVER EARTHQUAKE!
Talib: APOCALYPSE USING A RUNNING HEAD START TOSSES RICO CORE UP THE RAMP LIKE A LAWN DART! RICO CORE LITERALLY JUST FLEW ALL THE WAY UP THE RAMP! GOOD GOD THE STRENGTH OF APOCALYPSE TO SEND A MAN FLYING ALL THE WAY UP OUR ENTRANCE RAMP! DID YOU SEE RICO CORE SMASH HEAD FIRST INTO THE LED SCREEN?!
Talib: I’m pretty sure Rico Core’s neck just snapped with the way he landed. He looks like he just got ejected from a car crash and his skull left a dent in our equipment. That’s literally how hard Apocalypse threw him.
Stew: Marco Core looks like he’s going to be sick. He still hasn’t moved. All he’s done is just stand there and watch his brother get murked. A sick smirk is across the face of Donovan Cross…
Talib: FIREBALL! OH MY GOD DONOVAN CROSS JUST PRODUCED A FIREBALL AND THREW IT IN THE FACE OF MARCO CORE!!!! WHAT THE HELL!!!!!
Stew: CROSS BEGINS TO STOMP AWAY ON THE FACE OF MARCO CORE!
Talib: Ugh Apocalypse is getting back in the ring. How does this get any worse? Seriously?
Stew: Cross scoops Marco Core up and whips him into the ropes! Marco comes flying at Cross and Apocalypse! Cross steps out of the way AND APOCALYPSE WITH THE CLOTHESLINE THAT LITERALLY TURNED MARCO CORE INSIDE OUT! HE DID A FULL 360!!!!
Talib: Cross picks Marco up by the hair and throws him into the corner! He is striking Marco with those stiff kicks of his! Cross with forearms to the face now! Cross now headbutting Marco! Marco is somehow not unconscious yet. Cross grabs him by the hair and drags Marco to the center of the ring! Cross gets set… AMITYVILLE HORROR! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK SITOUT FACEBUSTER! CROSS PICKS UP MARCO CORE INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION AND TOSSES HIM TOWARDS APOCALYPSE!
Stew: APOCALYPSE WITH GRB!!!!! GAMMA!!!! RAY!!!! BURST!!!!!! MARCO CORE LITERALLY GOES FLYING OUT OF THE RING! JESUS CHRIST!
Talib: APOCALYPSE TO THE OUTSIDE AND HE PICKS UP MARCO CORE! HE THROWS CORE BACK INTO THE RING! CROSS IMMEDIATELY GRABS MARCO AND HITS HIM WITH VIOLENT NIGHT! CROSS DOWN FOR THE COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Communion if the Cursed” by Ice Nine Kills picks back up. )
Talib: Issa wrap!
Stephie Love: Here are your winners–
Stew: Hold that thought Stephie! Donovan Cross pulls up Marco Core and throws him to Apocalypse! Apocalypse grabs him up and begins slamming him back first into the turnbuckle! HE DOES IT AGAIN! AGAIN! THE RING IS SHAKING! THE TURNBUCKLE POST IS A LITTLE BENT NOW! LETTING OUT A POSSESSED ROAR, APOCALYPSE TAKES OFF RUNNING AROUND THE RING!
Crowd: HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT!
Stew: APOCALYPSE JUST DROVE MARCO CORE INTO THE STEEL STEPS AND LEFT A MASSIVE DENT IN THE STEPS! IN ALL OF MY YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SET OF RING STEPS TAKE THAT KIND OF DAMAGE! I – I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY!
(The replay shows Apocalypse running and driving Marco Core into the ring steps causing them to collapse under the weight of Marco from the sheer force of Apocalypse’s other worldly power.)
Talib: Bruh. I-I don’t even know anymore.
(The camera cuts back to the ring where Donovan Cross and Soothsayer Hamasa have joined Apocalypse. All three seem pleased at what has transpired tonight on Dynasty. )
Stew: WAIT A MINUTE! FROM OUT OF NOWHERE DONOVAN CROSS GETS TAKEN DOWN WITH A BLOW TO THE SPINE! WHAT IN THE WORLD?? IT’S JASON MCKORMICK! JASON MCKORMICK JUST TOOK DONOVAN CROSS OUT WITH A CROWBAR SHOT RIGHT INTO THE KIDNEYS!
Talib: WHAT IS THIS CRAZY SOB DOING?
Stew: JASON MCKORMICK CHARGES AT APOCALYPSE AND SMASHES HIM OVER THE BACK WITH A CROWBAR! HE EATS THE SHOT! HE SMASHES HIM OVER THE ARM NOW WITH THAT CROWBAR! HE’S UNAFFECTED! MCKORMICK SMASHES APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE CHEST NOW! BUT HE’S UNFAZED! MCKORMICK GOES FOR YET ANOTHER SWING — BUT APOCALYPSE CATCHES THE ONCOMING CROWBAR WITH ONE HAND! AND HE BENDS THE CROWBAR WITH JUST HIS HANDS ALONE!
Talib: MCKORMICK’S LIFE HAS GOTTA BE FLASHING BEFORE HIS EYES! APOCALYPSE GRABS MCKORMICK BY THE HEAD AND WRAPS BOTH MASSIVE HANDS AROUND HIS HEAD, NEARLY COVERING HIS ENTIRE SKULL AND LIFTING HIM UP OFF OF THE GROUND LIKE A TOY! HE IS CRUSHING JASON MCKORMICK’S SKULL WITH HIS BARE HANDS, USING THE SAME STRENGTH THAT LITERALLY WAS JUST USED TO BEND STEEL–
Stew: LOW BLOW!!!! RYAN WILSON FROM OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A LOW BLOW!!! AND SHAKER JONES DELIVERS THE “GIVE EM’ THE BOOT”!!! THAT KNOCKS APOCALYPSE THROUGH THE ROPES AND LANDING DOWN AT RINGSIDE! WILSON AND SHAKER HAVE COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COMRADE JASON MCKORMICK WHO SEEMED TO HAVE ACTED ON HIS OWN! BUT SOMEHOW APOCALYPSE IS STILL ON HIS FEET AFTER ALL OF THAT!
( Apocalypse attempts to go back into the ring to fight, however Soothsayer Hamasa calls out to Apocalypse and orders him to stand down. “The Devil In I” by Slipknot hits, as Jason McKormick, Ryan Wilson and Shaker Jones stand in solidarity while Hamasa, Apocalypse and Donovan Cross are on the ramp. )
Stew: For the first time in his life, Apocalypse is on the retreat! The Score manages to force the monster and the devil to stand down!
Talib: I wouldn’t say all that Stew, I think Hamasa is selectively picking her battles, because Apocalypse appears to have a whole lot left in the tank! Donovan Cross as well!
Stew: I stand corrected Bari, you’re absolutely right. Jason McKormick definitely acted on his own if his statements from earlier are to be used as an indicator. It’s one thing to “wake a sleeping giant”, but this giant is awake, alive and angrier than ever. Has The Score entered a battle that can’t be won?
( Camera transitions backstage where Erebus Jennings is walking through a dark, poorly lit section of the backstage area. Michael Belfort nervously approaches Erebus with a microphone from out of view. )
Michael Belfort: Excuse me Erebus?
( Erebus stops walking and turns to Belfort. )
Erebus Jennings: You ought to approach me with a little bit more tact. In the shadows it is difficult to tell who is friend and who is foe.
Belfort: My apologies Erebus, I just wanted to get your thoughts on your match coming up next against Mr. DEDEDE. Obviously after what happened to Darkane last week I understand you needing to keep your guard up, are you expecting more foul play from The 1% tonight?
Erebus: Nothing Mr. DEDEDE does surprises me, I expect him to do whatever he sees fit to reach his goal because that is what I have come to expect from a man like him over the years. Believe it or not I don’t look down upon DEDEDE, I don’t harbor resentment for what he did to Darkane. Emotions such as “anger” and “contempt” will do you no good against man like him which is exactly why he attempts to draw these emotions out of you, in order to cause confusion. It is clear that he is the exact same entity that I went to war against 4 years ago in AWF.
I have faith that Darkane will return from the wreckage and return even more powerful than before. Meanwhile I remain with the purpose of proving to The 1% that they are not infallible, they are not omnipotent, and they are not indestructible. Justice is a cold blade that lacks emotion, its discernment mirrors that of its wielder, and I wield the sword of justice to tear through those who abuse their power and their influence. Mr. DEDEDE will feel the repercussions for his miscarriage of justice, because I intend to slice the head off of the snake, and the beheading …
( Erebus pulls his black baseball bat from out of his trench coat pocket. )
Erebus: is next.
( Erebus Jennings walks off, and the screen is captioned “next”. )
( FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK — Including an advertisement promoting Battleground, taking place every Monday night on ESPN at 8pm, 7 central! )
( Open back up to Dynasty, where “Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Jay Z and Kanye West is playing over the sound system and Mr. DEDEDE is in the ring warming up for his match using particularly eccentric theatrics as part of his warm up routine. Jack Ripley is also noticed at ringside sitting at a comfortable chair with the EAW PURE Championship on his lap. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stephie Love: The following is our main event match of the evening set for ONE FALL! Introducing first, residing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, weighing in tonight at 235 POUNDS… “THE GAWD”, MISTEEEEEERRRRRRR DEEEEEEEEEE DEEEEE DEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Talib: We are approaching our main event of this evening’s Friday Night Dynasty, and despite some of his actions Stew it still feels special knowing that we’re capping off tonight’s exciting show with a match featuring, in many people’s’ minds, the greatest of all time!
Stew: There is no other in-ring performer like Mr. DEDEDE and there probably never will be again, but his antics these days tend to distract from all of that and I have a feeling with Jack Ripley at ringside we may end up seeing more of the same shenanigans.
( “Indestructible” by Disturbed plays and the lights of the arena transition from a golden illuminated glow to a dark vibe with dark purple backlighting on the LED boards and cold white spotlights, with a fog emanating from the shadows. Erebus Jennings walks out to the ring with a stoic look on his face, prepared for the battle ahead. )
Stephie Love: His opponent, weighing in at 240 POUNDS… ERRREEBUUUUUUUSSSS JEENNINNGGGSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Talib: Erebus may claim not to hold anger or resentment towards DDD and The 1%, but it doesn’t take a genius to know that this thing is personal! Erebus’ ally was completely destroyed as a result of their attack last week, we don’t know when we’re going to see Darkane again, and he was screwed out of the Grand Prix as a result of not having a partner and having to go up against the Jaded Hearts 2 on 1.
Stew: There’s no question Erebus has an ax to grind, so would you or I if we were in his shoes, but I think Erebus knows he’s going to have to act off of much more than just emotion if he wants to win this game.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Talib: You can see it in his eyes, Erebus knows that if he doesn’t keep his head on a swivel he’ll end up having his head on a spike. DDD looks ready for this main event match up here in front of 18,000 energized fans. The two close in for a lock up, and Erebus dips down and applies a rear waistlock instead. DDD attempting to rip apart the grip of his opponent… DDD breaks the hold with a back elbow! DDD turns around and delivers a right hand to follow up! Erebus fires back with a right of his own! Now a left to the body, he hooks DDD by the hair, and a knock down right hand shot! DDD recovers, spinning forearm shot to the nose takes him back down! DDD recovers again and rushes after Erebus — Erebus with the front waistlock — LOOKING FOR THE OVERHEAD RELEASE BELLY TO BELLY!
Stew: BUT DEDEDE LANDS ON HIS FEET! He managed to sting that landing perfectly, and he gives the audience a bow with some members of the crowd not able to help but applause. He turns around to Erebus now and the two close in on each other, DDD ducks the lariat from Erebus, rebounds off the ropes and takes Erebus down with a jumping forearm! Erebus recovers, he’s taken down again by another jumping forearm smash to the face! DDD hits the deck as well, and kips back up to his feet to begin stalking a recovering Erebus. Erebus swings wildly with the right hand, DDD ducks under it and CATCHES HIM LOOKING FOR THE GRAND SLAM!!!!
Talib: Erebus counters with a couple of elbows bouncing off the side of DDD’s head! Now he follows it up with a clubbing blow into the small of the back, causing DDD to crawl over to the ropes whilst favoring his back. Erebus walks over to DDD but DDD counters with a FLAPJACK INTO THE ROPES, SENDING EREBUS FLOPPING THROAT-FIRST AGAINST THE STIFF UPPER RING ROPES! That was just the opening DDD needed, and now he follows up to a recovering Erebus who’s leaning over the middle rope, allowing DDD to press his knee into the back of the head and strangle Erebus Jennings with that rope pressed against his windpipe!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Stew: DDD relents after the four count, but he shoots the referee an ice cold death glare. Now DDD pulls Erebus up slightly just to plant a stiff headbutt bouncing skull against skull! That sends Erebus tumbling through the ropes and down to ringside. DDD backs away and sprints right back over to Erebus with a BASEBALL SLIDE DROPKICK! The boots smacking right against Erebus’ body and sending him crashing to the floor! Now DDD’s jumping up and down in place, this whole building seems to know what he’s going for! Erebus pulls himself back up to his feet and DDD RUNS THE ROPES!!! CHARGING FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!! AND HE CLEARS THE ROPES, SOOOARING TO THE OUTSIDE WITH THE SOMERSAULT TOPE CON HILO!!!! “VINTAGE” DEDEDE!!!
Talib: NOBODY HOME! EREBUS SIDE STEPS IT JUST IN TIME, AND DDD TOTALLY WIPES OUT AT RINGSIDE! THE GAWD JUST GOES BOUNCING OFF OF THAT RINGSIDE FLOOR SPINE FIRST! GOOD GOSH THAT WAS A BRUTAL COLLISION! DDD is rolling around holding his back, there is very little padding between the ringside mats and the concrete floors underneath, so The Gawd is hurting for a certain! A concerned Jack Ripley walks up to the scene, and he immediately catches Erebus’ attention. They look like they’re about to come to blows! But the referee slides out of the ring and uses his own body to separate both Jennings and Ripley — the latter being told to return to his seat.
Stew: Erebus averts his attention back to DDD who’s crawling around trying to create some space, but Erebus circles the ringpost and pulls DDD back up slowly but surely… just to send him ACROSS RINGSIDE WITH AN IRISH WHIP, CRASHING SHOULDER FIRST AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS!!!!
Talib: The sound of that collision into the steps was so loud, the echos might still be heard during tomorrow night’s Grizzlies and 76ers game!
Stew: DDD is in a bad way here, and Erebus follows up with a RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE OF DDD WHO’S LEANED AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! His head being sandwiched between the steps and Erebus’ knee! Erebus wants to cut the head off of the proverbial snake, and he may have decapitated the Chairman of EAW with that running knee! Erebus sends DDD back in the ring and follows up with a cover –
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew: Kick out by DDD! DDD attempts to roll out of the ring for some reprieve, but Erebus snatches him by the wrist and drags him away from the ropes closer to the center of the ring. Now Erebus goes for the legs and IT LOOKS LIKE HE WANTS TO LOCK IN DARKNESS’ WRATH!!!! SCORPION DEATH LOCK MIGHT BE ON ITS WAY, BUT DDD CURLS HIMSELF UP AND DRAGS EREBUS DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A SMALL PACKAGE COUNTER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWWWWWW-
Talib: Kick out! Erebus and DDD rise to their feet at a similar pace, but DDD is doubled over still feeling the effects of the damage from earlier. He’s met with a kick to the face by Erebus! And a DISCUS CLOTHESLINE TAKES HIM BACK DOWN! Erebus quickly heads over to the ring apron now and begins the trek up to the top turnbuckle. Mr. DEDEDE recovers at a timely pace, still very much unaware of where he is, and by the time Erebus gets situated on the top rope DDD is already back up. AND 240 POUNDS OF SOLID MUSCLE COMES DIVING OFF THE TOP ROPE FOR A DIVING CLOTHESLINE TO TAKE DDD BACK DOWN! BUT NO DDD COUNTERS WITH A COMBAT ROLL EVASION! Erebus rolls through the landing to prevent any damage, he immediately rushes back up — Jack Ripley jumps onto the apron! Erebus swings at Ripley wildly to knock him off, but Ripley hops down before a blow can connect. Erebus turns back to DDD to go after his actual opponent — BUT DDD CUTS HIM OFF WITH A RUNNING LEAPING BACK ELBOW! DESPERATION COUNTER FROM DDD TAKES EREBUS BACK DOWN!
Stew: DDD and Erebus recover at a relatively similar pace, and JUST LIKE THAT DDD CATCHES HIM WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION! AND THE IMPALER!!!! TEXTBOOK LIFTING IMPALER DDT FROM DEDEDE, AND A HOOK OF THE LEG!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Talib: Erebus kicks out! Mr. DEDEDE looks like he’s mentally back in this match up, he drags Erebus by the ankle under the ropes and to the outside of the ring. But Erebus delivers a kick to the face to keep himself in, with only his legs hanging off the apron! DDD fires back with an elbow strike to the left hamstring! He yanks Erebus out to a seated position on the apron, and delivers a flurry of shots across the face, prompting an admonishment from the official. DDD takes a dazed looking Erebus off the apron by the nape of the neck and brings him right here in front of us, to BOUNCE HIS HEAD RIGHT OFF OF THE HOOD OF OUR ANNOUNCE DESK LIKE A BASKETBALL! DDD seems to have a plan, uh oh, look out Stew!
( DDD climbs up onto the announce table and drags Erebus up with him, prompting Stew and Talib to stand up and back away. )
Stew: DDD is headed into dangerous territory, digging into the darkest corners of his mind to find a way to put away Erebus! AND NOW HE LOOKS LIKE HE WANTS TO DELIVER ANOTHER IMPALER DDT, THIS TIME THROUGH OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!
Talib: BUT EREBUS FIRES AWAY WITH A SHOT TO THE RIBS! ANOTHER BLOW TO THE MIDSECTION! AND A THIRD SHOT! That’s got DDD backed away, Erebus straightens himself up — DDD catches him with a haymaker! That’s got Erebus stunned! DDD beats down several punches over the shoulderblades of Erebus, but Erebus fires back with an elbow to the torso and returns with a WICKED LOUD UPPERCUT RIGHT ACROSS THE JAW! NOW EREBUS GRABS DDD BY THE THROAT AND…. AND I THINK HE WANTS TO DELIVER A CHOKESLAM!!!!!
Stew: BUT JACK RIPLEY CLIMBS UP THAT ANNOUNCE DESK AND IS TRYING TO TEAR DDD AWAY FROM EREBUS — BUT EREBUS CATCHES RIPLEY BY THE THROAT AS WELL!!! HE’S GOT BOTH DDD AND JACK RIPLEY BY THE THROAT WITH EACH HAND!!!! DOUBLE CHOKESLAM!!!! DDD AND JACK RIPLEY SENT OFF THE ANNOUNCE DESK WITH A MASSIVE DOUBLE CHOKESLAM, SENDING BOTH MEN CRASHING INTO THE RINGSIDE MAT WITH A SPLAT! Ripley may have gotten the worst of that, he just hit the ground SO hard! Erebus hops off of our table and sends DDD back into the ring. DDD desperately crawls over to the corner for a place of solace — AND HE’S FLATTENED BY A STINGER SPLASH!!!!!! EREBUS JUST CRASHED INTO DDD LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN, DDD COLLAPSES TO THE GROUND, AND EREBUS SHOOTS THE HALF AND GETS THE COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Talib: DDD KICKS OUT! Most other men would have been finished by now, but Erebus knows he’s in the ring with arguably the most resilient man to ever compete in this sport.
Stew: You can tell Erebus is in a good mental state right now, he’s remained focused and collected throughout this match, which is the temperament you need if you’re gonna defeat Mr. DEDEDE. Erebus takes a little bit of time to rise up while DDD is showing signs of life as well. Erebus takes DDD up by the head, but DDD shoves Erebus away and staggers over to the turnbuckle with his hair covering his face, barely able to maintain a straight posture. Erebus follows him and begins to climb the same corner that DDD’s backed up against, and starts delivering those mounted punches into the corner! The audience counting along for every blow!
Crowd: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN–
Talib: DDD CARRIES EREBUS OUT OF THE CORNER LOOKING FOR A POWERBOMB!!! AND A REVERSE POWERBOMB SENDS EREBUS SMACKING AGAINST THE TOP TURNBUCKLE PADDING FACE FIRST! NOW DDD SPRINTS ACROSS THE RING, AND WITH AN INEXPLICABLE BURST OF ENERGY DDD FIRES AWAY!!!!! RRRRRRRRAPTUUUUUUUUUUUUUREE!!! HELLUVA KICK STRAIGHT INTO THE CORNER! EREBUS JENNINGS DROPS TO THE FLOOR AND ROLLS UNDERNEATH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING! I have no idea DDD got the energy to do that, but he’s able to recover at his own pace in the ring while Erebus attempts to do the same outside of it. The official begins his count, but it doesn’t take too long for both men to regain a vertical base. DDD SPRINTS TO THE FAR ROPES, REBOUNDS OFF OF THEM AND SPRINTS ACROSS THE RING YET AGAIN!!!! MEANWHILE JACK RIPLEY IS ON THE FLOOR, OUT OF SIGHT FROM THE REFEREE, HOLDING EREBUS BY HIS ANKLES TO MAKE SURE HE DOESN’T ESCAPE!!! “VINTAGE” DEDEDE CONNECTS!!!! DDD TAKES EREBUS DOWN AND OUT WITH THE TOPE CON HILO!!! THAT WAS PICTURE PERFECT STEW!
Stew: Yeah but what the heck does Jack Ripley think he’s doing?! Jack Ripley needs to stay the hell out of this match if he knows what’s good for him!
Talib: Settle your kettle Stew, this ain’t either of our business! DDD hit such a gorgeous move, but you can tell that took a lot out of him as well. He’s seated up against the barricade sucking wind and the referee now has to reestablish his count.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
( DDD is back up, and Jack Ripley helps him drag the dead weight of Erebus back up to a standing base. )
Ref: FIVE! SIX!
( Ripley and DDD chuck Erebus into the ring, and the referee gives Jack Ripley a last warning. )
Stew: Thankfully the referee is becoming privy to Ripley’s over-involvement, and DDD slides into the ring before going straight for the corner… UH OH… YOU CAN SEE THE FIRE IGNITED IN HIS EYES! DDD IS IN THAT CROUCHING POSITION AT THE CORNER, PSYCHING HIMSELF UP AND LETTING METHUSELAH COME ALIVE INSIDE OF HIM TO PERHAPS FINISH THIS CONTEST! EREBUS RISES BACK TO HIS FEET AND TURNS AROUND!!!!
Talib: HE’S CHARGED UP!!!! AND HE TAKES OFF!!! SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEARRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Stew: EREBUS JUMPS OVER THE SPEAR! AND FROM BEHIND HE GRABS DDD AND SENDS HIM FLYING WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! THAT TURNS DDD INSIDE OUT, AND DDD IS BACK UP PURELY OFF OF INSTINCT! EREBUS WITH THE REAR WAISTLOCK AGAIN! BELLY TO BELLY OVERHEAD RELEASE SUPLEX FROM BEHIND! SENDING DDD FLYING ACROSS THE RING AND LANDING RIGHT ON HIS FACE! Nasty, nasty landing for the chairman, DEDEDE is completely writhing in pain! Erebus is not done however, he drags DDD up from the mat from behind yet again perhaps going for another German suplex… BUT EREBUS CHANGES HIS MIND!!! HE TUCKS THE HEAD UNDERNEATH HIS ARM, AND DRILLS DDD INTO THE MAT!!!!! PITCH BLACK!!!!!!! PITCH BLACK!!!!!! SCORPION DEATH DROP CONNECTS SO SUDDENLY, AND EREBUS DROPS OVER HIM WITH A COVER!!! THIS IS IT!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( Just before “three”, Jack Ripley slides one of DDD’s legs over the ring rope and immediately walks away whistling and twiddling his thumbs like nothing happened. )
Stew: OH FOR THE LOVE OF – JACK RIPLEY AGAIN INTERFERING IN THIS MATCH TO BAIL DDD OUT! WHEN WILL THESE PEOPLE GIVE THE CHEATING A REST?
Talib: DDD was driven into the mat so viciously that even his instincts weren’t able to kick in! This match was certainly over I’ll admit, until Ripley got himself involved of course. Erebus is shooting a death glare at Jack Ripley, I think he’s getting ready to tear Ripley’s head right off his shoulders!
( The crowd roars in applause )
Stew: HEY LOOK WHO IT IS! LOOK WHO IT IS! CAMERON ELLA AVA!!! CAMERON SPRINTS DOWN TO RINGSIDE AND IMMEDIATELY POUNCES ONTO RIPLEY WITH A THESZ PRESS, AND BEGINS UNLOADING WITH A BARRAGE OF RIGHTS AND LEFT’S! RIPLEY HAD NO IDEA WHERE CAM EVEN CAME FROM, HE’S BARELY ABLE TO DEFEND HIMSELF!
Talib: Jack Ripley kicks Cameron off of him and tries to scurry away, but CAMERON CHASES AFTER HIM!!! BANG!!!! GODDESS’ TOUCH!!!! ENZUIGIRI SMACKS RIGHT AGAINST THE SKULL FROM BEHIND! THAT TAKES RIPLEY BACK DOWN TO HIS KNEES! CAMERON NOW WALKS OVER TO WHERE HIS PURE CHAMPIONSHIP IS LAYING ON THE FLOOR… UH OH… CAM MAYBE LET’S THINK ABOUT THIS….
( Jack Ripley is rising to his feet, barely able to tell ‘up’ from ‘down’, and Cameron charges at him. )
Stew: CAMERON DRILLS THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP OVER THE SKULL!!! CAMERON ELLA AVA CLEANING HIS CLOCK, AND THAT SERVES HIM RIGHT TALIB! THAT SERVES HIM RIGHT!
Talib: You reap what you sow as they say! Speaking of which Erebus is attempting to make DDD reap what he sows by PULLING HIM IN FOR THE DARKNESS’ WHIM!!!!! SIT-OUT PILEDRIVER MAY END THIS THING — NO DDD WITH A LOW BLOW!!!!! DDD CAUGHT EREBUS WITH AN UPPERCUT TO THE GROIN, AND THE REFEREE WAS TOO DISTRACTED BY THE COMMOTION AT RINGSIDE TO NOTICE IT! BY THE TIME HE TURNS BACK TO EREBUS, DDD HAS EREBUS TRAPPED IN FOR A SMALL PACKAGE PIN!
Stew: NOT THIS WAY!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Illest Motherfucker Alive” hits, and as Cameron Ella Ava comes rushing into the ring, a weary DDD rolls out of the ring and raises the corna sign with both arms to celebrate his win. )
Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, MISTER DEDEDE!!!!!
Talib: Just when Erebus was about to put the match away, DDD was able to capitalize off of the referee distraction and — yes Stew I’m agreeing with you here — stealing the victory. I say it all the time Stew, all’s fair in love and war, but if we’re gonna call a spade a spade here I gotta admit that was definitely a dusty finish.
Stew: If this match were judged by points I think there’s no question Erebus would deserve the win, but unfortunately DDD saw it incumbent upon himself to resort to nefarious means to come away with the victory tonight.
( A dazed and weary Jack Ripley catches up with Mr. DEDEDE at the middle of the ramp, and Cameron Ella Ava and Erebus Jennings are in the ring looking on with Erebus evidently distracted by the pain he’s in from the low blow. )
Stew: You can say it was a clean sweep tonight for The 1%, however on the bright side they aren’t going to come away from this broadcast completely unscathed. Starr Stan has willingly given a way a 7-time World Champion for the sake of parity on Friday Night Dynasty, and regardless of how things have played out this evening, resistance is no longer futile, it’s inevitable! Goodnight, from Memphis!
( Camera fades to black. )
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