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Dynasty 3/8/2019

(EAW intro plays)

(The screaming crowd that has packed the Save Mart Center fill the screen as the camera fades in from the opening credits. Among the crowd are signs: ‘BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH’, ‘KNEEL BEFORE THE 1%’, and ‘MALIK=KING Of MY UNDERGROUND!’. The camera transitions to the announce desk where FLannery McCoy, Stew-O, and Talib Bari sit.)

Stew-O: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Friday Night Dynasty, where we fight on Friday Night! We’ve got a jam packed show for you tonight leading up to the Idea of March, our supershow that will see the Theron Nikolas defend the Answers World Title, and Ms. Extreme defend the Pure title!

Flannery McCoy: Exactly, and we’ll have more details on that later tonight on both of those defenses, but before that we have not one, but two debuts here tonight, as Muerte Rojo takes on Frank Grayson, and Giovanni Luciano debuts, taking on Crosby Carter!

Talib Bari: Yo, and where the bro goes so does the Sis! We all know that Carsyn will be walking her fine self to ringside with Crosby, my man Giovanni will have to keep his head on a swivel, otherwise his debut may end up a bust!

Stew-O: Let’s not waste any time, and turn things over to Stephie Love in the ring to announce the first match of the evening!

Stephie Love: The following contest is set for one fall! Introducing first, now residing in CHicago, Illinois, and weighing in at 175 pounds…MUERTE ROJO!

(‘Born of a Broken Man’ by Rage Against the Machine begins playing as Muerte Rojo makes his way down the ramp.)

Flannery McCoy: One of the few masked luchadores here in EAW, Muerte Rojo has proven himself a man of little words. Tonight we’ll see if he has what it takes to make it here on Dynasty!

Talib Bari: He’s facing off against a starving competitor in Frank Grayson, my man hasn’t had his first taste of victory here on Dynasty, but I got a good feeling about tonight! Rojo has better be ready, or he’s gonna get got!

Stephie Love: Introducing his challenger, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and weighing in at 194 pounds…FRANK GRAYSON!

(Foo Fighter’s “All My Life” hits the speakers, and the crowd turns into a sea of boos. As the song gets rowdy, outcomes, Frank Grayson, looking as carefree as ever in his usual jacket and bandana. He ignores the crowd as he steps down the entrance stage and walks down the ramp. He nods his head to his own theme, looking at the camera and pointing at himself, letting the fans at home know who’s the man around here. He finally reaches the ringside and slides in, sitting up on his knees and spreading his arms to soak in the boos. He’s there for a long moment, before slapping the mat and standing up, taking off and throwing out his jacket before propping himself up for the match at hand.)

Stew-O: A very confident Frank Grayson here tonight, as you alluded to, Bari, he’s looking to pick up his first win here tonight! He has proved a very game competitor the past couple of weeks, let’s see if tonight will be his night!

Flannery McCoy: Indeed, these two could well be the future of Dynasty before us, debuts are always so exciting, like catching a new show with the first episode!

Talib Bari: I wonder if Muerte will end up being cancelled after his first episode, or if he’ll have a career to rival the Simpsons!

(Stephie exits the ring as the referee calls for the bell to start the match.)

(DING DING DING!)

Stew-O: Opening match of the evening here, Rojo and Grayson! Grayson looks to be wary of the speed that Muerte possesses, and cautiously circles to the right hand side of the luchador, HERE WE GO, ROJO RUSHES FORWARD WITH A HEADSCISSORS, Frank is sent to the mat in surprise, and Muerte follows up with a quick elbow drop, then runs to the ropes…springboard moonsault! Grayson is flattened! Rojo goes for the pin!

Referee: ONE! TWO!

Stew-O: Kick out from Frank! Grayson moves out of the way as Rojo tries to land a running leg drop, and himself bounces off the ropes…running basement clothesline! Frank follows up with a chin lock, cranking the neck and face of Muerte!

Flannery McCoy: Looks like the mask of Muerte Rojo moved a bit there, and is obstructing his vision! Bad news for Rojo, Frank noticed! Grayson transitions the chinlock, pushing Rojo flat and moving to his back! The smaller man can do little to stop Grayson as he…NO! Frank is unlacing the mask of Muerte Rojo! There is no larger a dishonor!

Talib Bari: Nah, he’s not taking the mask off, Flan, he’s twisting it! Frank loosened the mask just enough to twist it around the face of Rojo, blinding him! Frank releases the hold and pulls a blind Rojo to his feet! As Muerte staggers around, Frank hits the ropes…KNEED TO REST! Frank hit his flying knee! Muerte is out as Frank makes the pin!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE!

(DING DING DING!)

(‘All my Life’ begins playing as the referee raises the hand of Frank Grayson.)

Stew-O: Disappointing debut here tonight for Rojo, but congratulations to Frank on picking up his first win!

(The camera cuts backstage where we see Ryan Wilson and Shaker Jones walking along a corridor. As they discuss strategy for Shaker’s match later tonight with Erebus Jennings they are stopped by the DDD Taskforce. Rather than their normal leader, Kevin Hunter, Amber Keys and Cleopatra stand behind them, arms crossed. Ryan gives the task force an annoyed look then looks to the Court.)

Ryan Wilson: What, you can’t face us without your goons? Seven on two is a little far odds, don’t you think?

(Amber uncrosses her arms and puts either hand on a Task Force member shoulder.)

Amber Keys: You wanna know what I think? I think that you run your mouth a lot, and someone needs to shut it for you. I know you think you’re safe running your mouth about how the Score is going to handle the 1%, but nothing escapes us, Ryan, nothing. Why do you think we targeted Jason last week? Surely you don’t think it’s because DEDEDE and I were worried about the match? It was a lesson, one that it seems like you didn’t take to heart.

(Shaker gives the Task Force an annoyed look and takes a step toward them. The Taskforce immediately tighten the wall they have made in front of the Court.)

Shaker Jones: Why’re the two of you here, what, did Theron and DDD need a break from having their dicks sucked?

(Amber rolls her eyes while Cleopatra smirks at Shaker.)

Cleopatra: Why are you sober? What, did the bar run out of liquor? Check yourself, Shaker, or else you might not make it to your match tonight. The two of you are running really thin on allies, Shaker, not even Malik wants to be your friend. Do you really think anyone would care if we left the both of you bloody and broken in this hallway right now?

(Amber smirks)

Amber Keys: Hell, it might do them a favor, they’d be with their friend Jason…All I have to do is whistle and these five will make it happen. That’s what power is, guys, that’s what you keep poking. I can tell these guys to go beat the shit out of Stew-O if I want, and they will. They’ll go get me coffee if I want, hell, they’ll carry my bags and drive me to the hotel if I want them to. You have no idea what you’re really up against. So, take my advice, and keep your ignorant mouths shut, or the next time you see these guys you won’t be walking away.

(Ryan, serious look on his face, puts his hand on Shaker’s shoulder and looks over the Task Force. The unblinking, faceless figures stand motionless before him as Ryan looks past their visored helmets and into the face of the Court.)

Ryan Wilson: Maybe you should tell them to find the 1%’s balls, that way you could stop hiding behind a goon army, yeah? You ladies like to talk big, but can you back it up? Shaker and I aren’t doing anything come Ides, what do you say, wanna dance with the devils?

(Amber lets out a laugh and leans on one of the Task Force members as Cleopatra gives the Score a thoughtful look.)

Cleopatra: You two idiots have no idea what you’ve walked into, do you? Yeah, we’ll murder you, and once we’re done, make sure you give our best to your buddy Jason, the three of you will be sharing a hospital room together…C’mon, DD, let’s get out of here, the sight of these two make me ill.

(Amber calms her laughing and nods. As she and Cleopatra turn to go, she gives a sharp whistle and the Task Force falls into formation and follows behind them, leaving the Score in the corridor alone as the camera fades.)

(Commercial plays for Godfather’s Pizza featuring Giovanni Luciano, think you can find a better slice elsewhere? Fuggedaboutit!)

Stephie Love: The following contest is set for one fall! Introducing first, from Woodbridge, New Jersey, weighing in at 199 pounds and accompanied by Carsyn Carter, Explosive Crosby Carter!

(‘All I do is Win’ by DJ Khaled plays as Corsby makes his way down the ramp accompanied by Carsyn.)

Flannery McCoy: One half of the hottest new tag team in EAW, Crosby is looking to give Giovanni a warm welcome here tonight!

Talib Bari: More like two thirds, Flannery, you can’t count Carsyn out, she’s as important member of the team as Thadd or Crosby are!

Stephie Love: Introducing his opponent, from Hoboken, New Jersey, weighing in at 210 pounds, The Don, Giovanni Luciano!

(‘Hells Bells’ by ACDC plays as Giovanni Luciano confidently strides to the ring.)

Stew-O: Giovanni is making his debut here tonight and has quite the task ahead of him!

Flannery McCoy: He does, but it seems he’s not lacking any confidence. Let’s see how he handles Crosby and Carsyn in his debut!

(DING DING DING!)

Stew-O: Giovanni meets Crosby in the center of the ring, both men running their mouths. That won’t last long though, STIFF forearm from Giovanni right into the mush of the Man of 1000 Sunglasses! Oh, wait, Giovanni hangs on and is driving repeated forearms into Crosby!

Flannery McCoy: Carsyn is at ringside yelling encouragement to Crosby, and seems to catch the ire of Giovanno who gives her a nasty look, but LOOK OUT! Crosby catches Giovanni with a headbutt to the bridge of the nose! The Don stumbles back toward the corner and Crosby follows, climbing to the second turnbuckle, fist raised. After making a brief gesture to the crowd, who give a cheer in response, Crosby starts raining down fists onto the face of Giovanni!

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The referee pulls Carter off Giovanni, who slumps in the corner trying to recover from both the headbutt and the flurry of punches in the corner.

Talib Bari: That moment of distraction from Carsyn has opened the way for Crosby to take control of the match!

Flannery McCoy: Looks like Crosby isn’t done yet though! He’s going back to the corner! No! The Don grabs Crosby by the hair and delivers a headbutt right into his face, driving his opponent back out of the corner! Giovanni runs at Carter, but is met with an armdrag! Just as Luciano reaches his feet he’s met with a dropkick to the face! OH MAN! The crowd is going crazy for Crosby now as he starts building some steam!

Crowd: BRO! BRO! BRO!

Stew-O: Let’s see what he can do with it, Crosby slips behind Giovanni and locks in a full nelson position to deliver a snap dragon suplex! Luciano is down, and his debut is looking to be ruined as Carter goes for the pin!

Referee: ONE! TWO!

GIovanni gets his shoulder up at 2, Crosby been impressive so far, but it’ll take more than that to keep him down! Carter is pulling Ashton to his feet…NO! Takedown from Luciano, and he’s locked Crosby in a front face lock, bringing the bro to the mat!

Flannery McCoy: Carsyn slaps the mat, trying to motivate Crosby to escape, but Luciano has the hold locked in deep! Looks like Giovanni is again bothered by Carsyn, though, he’s giving her a dark look!

Giovanni Luciano (off-mic): Shut up, bitch, or get in the ring!

(Carsyn pulls herself onto the apron and glares at Luciano.)

Carsyn Carter (Off-Mic): What are you gonna do about it? You’re nothing!

Flannery McCoy: Luciano releases the hold! Carsyn has interjected herself into the match! LOOK OUT THOUGH! Giovanni has a handful of Carsyn’s hair! CROSBY FROM BEHIND! He attacks Giovanni from behind! Carsyn drops back to the floor as Crosby lands a huge German Suplex on Giovanni! Luciano pulls himself back to his feet as Crosby runs forward to deliver a forearm shot! GIOVANNI MOVES AND CARTER HITS THE REFEREE!

Talib Bari: The referee is down as Crosby looks on in shock, he obviously didn’t intend to hit the official! FUGAZI FUCKER! Giovanni floors Crosby, who was trying to revive the referee, and now has a smirk on his face as he feels that he is control of the match! Carsyn enters the ring! Giovanni doesn’t see her! Running headscissors from Carsyn sends Giovanni to the mat! Luciano was caught completely off guard, but now raises back to his feet, a mask of rage on his face, and he steps face to face with Carsyn, who is not backing down!

Stew-O: The Don again grabs a handful of Carsyn’s hair, but she’s trying to fight back as he slings her into the corner and…what’s he doing? Looks like…NO! Giovanni pulls a pair of brass knuckles out of his tights! Crosby is still recovering from the Fugazi Fucker and the referee is just starting to stir, so right now it’s just Giovanni and Carsyn! The Maestro walks forward…FUGAZI FUCKER! NO! Carsyn drops in a heap in the corner! Look at that evil grin on the face of Giovanni as he holds up his brass knuckled hand! Carsyn isn’t moving!

Flannery McCoy: Crosby sees his wife collapsed in the corner and rushes Giovanni! Double leg takedown from Crosby, who starts driving his fist into the face of Giovanni! Luciano manages to catch the fist of Crosby and rolls to the mount position! HE PUNCHES CROSBY IN THE FACE WITH THE BRASS KNUCKLES! CROSBY GOES LIMP!

(DING DING DING!)

Flannery McCoy: The official saw it and called for the bell! He’s calling for a disqualification!

Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this match, by disqualification, CROSBY CARTER!

(Giovanni looks to the fallen Carters and begins laughing to himself as ‘All I Do Is Win’ begins to play.)

Stew-O: I don’t think we’ve seen the last of these two, Crosby may be the winner, but Giovanni is the one standing tall tonight, even if it was by way of the brass knuckles!

(The camera cuts back to the ring as “I Hope You Suffer” by AFI hits as Theron Nikolas makes his way out through the curtain to a THUNDEROUS roar of boos. He stands on the stage with the Answers World Championship around his waist, in red and black ring attire. He slowly makes his way down to the ring paying no attention to anyone around him before making his way onto the apron and into the ring.)

Stephie Love: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the ring at this time… HE IS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!… THE “GOD EMPEROR”!!… THERON NIIIIIKKKOOOLLLLAAAASSS!!!!!!!

Stew: You have to wonder what’s going through the head of the Answers World Champion. He’s proven to be a man that has held a plan for every situation, but for the first time for as long as I can remember – he has his back firmly placed against the wall. This is a situation he may not be able to get out of unscathed.

Talib: Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, Stew. There have been multiple times where this man wasn’t meant to survive – and look at him now. He’s the GOD EMPEROR. The current Answers World Champion. You don’t get to his position without being able to handle situations like this.

(Theron takes the Answers World Championship from around his waist and raising it high into the air to another chorus of boos before being handed a microphone from Stephie Love and throwing the AWC over his shoulder.)

Theron: Actions have consequences.

(“The Sound of Silence” by Necroblaspheme hits as Donovan Cross and Apocalypse make their way out through the chorus of a TREMENDOUS mixed reaction. Theron slightly drops his head as the two march down to the ring.)

Stew: Oh boy! If the last two weeks tells us anything – this may not end well for the Answers World Champion. Donovan Cross and Apocalypse have no intention on allowing Theron to ramble on.

Talib: Theron needs to get out of there.

(Both Cross and Apocalypse stand on the apron as Theron takes a step back and “The Sound of Silence” fades out.)

Theron: I wouldn’t take another step.

(The hint of a smile crosses the face of Donovan as he is handed a microphone.)

Cross: I don’t think that you understand the position you’re in Theron – you have no control over what’s about to happen. There’s nobody that’s going to run out here and save you – because there’s nothing that anyone can do to save you from us.

Theron: Right.

(Cross laughs as Apocalypse’s look doesn’t change; his eyes firmly locked on Theron.)

Cross: You think that there isn’t one person that has been able to figure you out, but you’ve become so comfortable that those cracks are starting to show. You believe that you sit at the head of the table; the man with a solution to any problem that anyone could through your way – but, you’re the only person that has any faith in you. Without people like us; people like the man that you believe is your ally – you’d be nothing. A man that would still be chasing that unreachable dream of being important. DDD forced on the sideline; Jack Ripley forced off Dynasty and elsewhere – and the Chairman was so quick to enlist in our help. DDD came to us to make sure that you continued to stand in front of the world as this imaginary “God Emperor”. But, it came with a price.

(Cross points at the Answers World Championship.)

Cross: He didn’t have enough faith in this idea that you could survive as champion on your own that he decided that he would rather throw you at us the moment he returned so we could protect you. He set your expiration date. The day that the kingdom you watched everyone else build for you come crashing down at the hand of the Devil.

Theron: You mean the Monster and the Devil.

Cross: It doesn’t matter which of us takes that championship from you.

Theron: Right.

(Theron laughs as he adjusts the championship on his shoulder.)

Theron: Because neither of you would stab the other in the back for this. The opportunity to rule. You don’t believe that he wouldn’t cut you down to destroy any form of embarrassment that he was forced to bear after that “monster” was cut down and forced to kneel before his champion? What about you, Cross? Imagine – imagine standing at the forefront. I like to talk. I like to talk a lot, but in the grand scheme of things – words are meaningless; nothing more than that opportunity to sell these ideas that don’t really exist. Alliances mean nothing. Our own ideals, goals, agendas come before anything that anyone else wants.

(Theron takes a step back and takes the Answers World Championship from off his shoulder and hands it to Stephie Love.)

Theron: What this is truly about is the ability to survive. What are you going to do when monsters are knocking at your door with the intention of taking off your head? You run – or, you fight.

(Apocalypse steps over the top rope as Theron looks back with the hint of a smile.)

Cross: Or, in your case – you die.

Theron: That’s the general census; the both of you are going to try your hardest to take me down again. But, I have a question. What becomes of a monster when you take fear away? He’s strong; he hits hard and his purpose is to destroy – and with his greatest efforts I still stand. But, that brings me back to what I was going to say before you decided that it would be a smart idea to interrupt. Actions have consequences.

Stew: THERON RUSHES THE MONSTER!!! THERON DRIVES APOCALYPSE BACK INTO THE CORNER AND FIRES AWAY WITH RELENTLESS SHOTS!! CROSS IS IN THE RING AND DRAG THERON BACK BY A HANDFUL OF HIS HAIR!!

Talib: IT’S MR. DEDEDE!! DDD SLIDES INTO THE RING AND STANDS IN BETWEEN APOCALYPSE AND BOTH CROSS AND THERON!! THERON WITH A HEADBUTT TO CROSS!!! THERON USED THE DISTRACTION TO CATCH CROSS!!! CROSS GOES DOWN AS DDD SCREAMS AT THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!

DDD: ARE YOU TRYING TO THROW EVERYTHING WE’VE BUILT AWAY?

Stew: BOTH THERON AND DDD COME NOSE TO NOSE – ARE THE 1% BEGINNING TO BREAK AT THE SEAMS BEFORE OUR EYES? APOCALYPSE FROM BEHIND DDD!!! THERON SHOVES THE CHAIRMAN OUT OF THE WAY AND SPRAYS SOME KIND OF RED MIST INTO THE EYES OF THE MONSTER!!! APOCALYPSE IS BLINDED!!! APOCALYPSE SWINGING WILDLY – TRYING TO HIT ANYTHING!!! LOOK – LOOK AT CROSS!!!! CROSS CRACKS THERON IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A FOREARM!!! THERON DROPS DOWN TO HIS HANDS AND KNEES!!! CROSS CALLS APOCALYPSE; THAT MONSTER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE, BUT CROSS MAY BE ABOUT TO GIVE THE MAN THE GIFT OF THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!!

Talib: DDD IS JUST WATCHING… THE MAN IS FURIOUS!! CROSS DRAGS THERON BACK UP AND SENDS HIM INTO APOCALYPSE!!! THERON TURNS IT AROUND!!! CROSS SENT INTO APOCALYPSE AND THE MONSTER LATCHES HIM BY THE THROAT!!! APOCALYPSE HAS HIS PARTNER!!!! CHOKESLAM!!!!!! APOCALYPSE UNKNOWINGLY DRIVES DONOVAN CROSS DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A RING RATTLING CHOKESLAM!!! THE MONSTER OF MAN SCREAMS IN PURE DOMINANCE AS THERON JUST LOOKS AT DDD!!! APOCALYPSE TURNS AROUND – SPEAR!!!!!!!!! THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION JUST CUT THE MONSTER IN HALF WITH A SPEAR!!!! THE MONSTER IS DOWN, BUT NOT FOR LONG!!! APOCALYPSE IS ALREADY A KNEE!!!! BUT, THERON LOCKS THAT ARM AROUND HIS THROAT AND TRAPS HIM IN THAT SLEEPER HOLD!!!! APOCALYPSE GASPING FOR AIR – THE SAME WAY THAT THERON ELIMINATED THE MONSTER AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION!!! APOCALYPSE IS OUT!!!! BOTH ARMS GOING LIMP!!!! THERON RELEASE THE HOLD AND TAKES A STEP BACK!!!

Stew: Wow… Theron throws up the corna directed at The Chairman – BEFORE DRIVING THE POINT OF HIS ELBOW INTO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF APOCALYPSE!!!! THE MONSTER COLLAPSES FACE FIRST DOWN TO THE CANVAS AS THERON STANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION HAS SYSTEMATICALLY TAKEN OUT BOTH OF HIS CHALLENGERS FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

Talib: I don’t think that Theron is finished, Stew!

Stew: I think you may be right, Bari. Theron rolling out of the ring and begins to search under the ring – and pulls out not one, but TWO steel chairs! This is what DDD and The Queen’s Court did to Madison Kaline last week! Apocalypse isn’t moving as Theron slides back into the ring! DDD just watches from the corner of the ring – I think even he may in shock with what Theron has managed to do. We’ve watched this man for two years and I don’t think we have any idea on how far this man is willing to go! Theron places the first steel chair under the head of Apocalypse… and offers the second to DDD! The Answers World Champion wants the Chairman to do the deed! Look at the smile on the face of DDD! I think the man is proud! The look of pride covering the face of DDD as he steps forward! BUT, THERON PULLS THE CHAIR BACK AND DRIVES IT INTO THE HEAD OF APOCALYPSE!!! CON-CHAIRTO!!! THERON DOES IT AGAIN!!!! AGAIN!!!! AGAIN!!!! STOP – MONSTER OR NOT – WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO THERON THROUGHOUT THE LAST FEW WEEKS!!! NO ONE DESERVES THIS!!!

(Theron tosses the chair away after one last shot as he stands over the fallen monster; DDD standing in shock and awe before “I Hope You Suffer” picks up.)

Talib: Actions have consequences, Stew!

Stew: We need some help for Apocalypse! Theron may have eliminated one of the challengers for his Answers World Championship at Ides of March!

Talib: I have to question Theron’s intentions; revenge is a powerful drive, but more times than not there is a deeper meaning to the man’s actions, and I think it had to do with the other man standing in the ring. He made DDD watch what he did. He didn’t allow the Chairman to intervene!

(Theron rolls out of the ring as medical staff rush down to the ring; he grabs the Answers World Championship and throws it over his shoulder and begins to make his leave. Donovan Cross recovers outside of the ring as Theron walks straight past the man, paying no attention to him. DDD stands in the ring watching Theron make his leave on his own. Theron stands at the top of the stage as both Cleopatra and Amber Keys make their way out through the curtain and stand beside him. He raises the Answers World Championship high into the air as they look down at the ring before the camera fades to black.)

(Commercial the Showdown Super Show Under Siege, featuring the Interwire Championship match that sees Drake King take on King Malcolm Jones.)

Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Please welcome first your special guest commentator for the evening, the EAW Openweight Champion, TLA!

(‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac and the Openweight Champion, TLA, steps out from the back with his belt over his shoulder, sporting a spiffy suit as he walks down too commentary. Stew-O offers a handshake but it’s ignored as TLA puts on the headset.)

TLA: Ayyyy wus poppin’ homes?

Stew-O: Well, a match?

Talib: I don’t speak this slang.

( “Timebomb” by Train hits the PA speakers, and out comes Shaker Jones.)

Stephie Love: First, from Inglis, Manitoba, Canada, weighing in at 250 pounds, he is “The Punk Rock Country Boy”… Shaker Jones!!!

Stew-O: Well Talib, I gotta say that Jones here has been a house of fire. Not only was he a huge asset last week to fellow member of The Score, Ryan Wilson, but the week before, he had a brutal contest with Kevin Hunter, who just barely picked up the win.

(Shaker walks down the entrance ramp, preparing himself up as he enters the ring. He pauses, looking out into the crowd with serious intent.)

Talib: What’s Shaker doing? He was getting psyched up one moment, now he’s mean muggin’ the fans!

(Indestructible by Disturbed plays, and the lights dim down.)

Stew-O: Well here comes Erebus……… I uh…… I think, he’s taking his time. That’s for s-

Talib: HEY! HE’S COMING THROUGH THE CROWD WITH THAT DAMN BASEBALL BAT! Look out Shaker!

Stew-O: Erebus is in and he’s about too swing for his head! No! Shaker ducked and he’s throwing bombs into the face of Erebus as vengeance while the ref rings for the bell!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Talib: Erebus is getting blasted! Over and over! Shaker comes out of the corner and shouts with all of this pent up aggression as Erebus slinks out of the ring trying to get his balance.

Stew-O: Oh my God, Shaker with a DIVE OVER THE TOP ROPE! Erebus lit a flame in Jones as he gets thrown back into the ring! He’s scrambiln, look at ‘em!

Talib: I’m looking, but look at that! Chop block too the bigger man! Shaker’s up but wobbling. Erebus starts off a good base by hitting a few knife edge chops to the chest of Jones, backing Shaker into the ropes before shooting him off. FLYING FOREARM to Erebus! Shaker sits up and finally takes off his jacket, only to wrap it around Erebus’ throat and choke him! The ref starts a count but Shaker throws him aside and tosses the jacket out just in time. Talk about a mean str-

Shaker Jones: Fair game you fucked freak!

Stew-O: …Don’t think I need to call that one. But Shaker is on fire right now. He’s calling Erebus up now and runs the ropes, but he’s reversed with a float over! Going for the DDT, but no! Shaker twists out of it and with a hook on the hand he takes his boot up and connects to the jaw of Erebus! He’s seeming out of it as Shaker holds onto the arm, but Erebus uses this at his disposal, hitting a T-Bone!

Talib: Crafty as ever! But already these two seem spent! They’re getting up slowly, and Jones hits a well placed strike! Erebus with one of his own, but Jones kicks him in the gut before throwing him off into the ropes. Jones goes for a lariat but Erebus misses, stops in his tracks, and spins for a SPINNING LARIAT! JONES COUNTERS WITH ONE OF HIS OWN AND THEY’RE BOTH HIT HARD BUT STILL STANDING!

Stew-O: What a fight! And now they’re trading shots at one another! Something’s gotta give! Jones lifts up Erebus for the Shakermaker! He’s on the shoulders! But Erebus hits some elbows and falls back with Jones’ head under his arm LOOKING FOR PITCH BLACK! BUT NO! Jones powers out with a hook of the arm and pulls him in for the Canadian Clothesline! EREBUS DUCKS AND USES THE MOMENTUM FOR A SITOUT SPINEBUSTER FOR THE PIN!

ONEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

THRE–

Talib: NOOOO!!!!! Jones just barely kicks out! What a match! Look at this! He’s got the legs hooked and he’s going for DARKNESS’ WRATH! Just barelyyyyyyy!…..

Stew-O: There it is! He’s wrenching down on it and sitting on the back of Jones who’s screaming in agony!

Ref: Do you quit?!?!?!

Shaker Jones: NO!

Stew-O: Look at the defiance! He’s almost at the ropes! But no! Erebus sits up and pulls him back into the center of the ring!

Ref: SHAKER! DO, YOU, QUIT?!?

Shaker Jones: NO!!!

TLA: Ha-ha! Look at deez white boys! Fightin’ like there’s somethin’ on the line!

Talib: Look at this! Shaker’s not giving up! He’s turning himself around and throws kicks into the face of Erebus until he’s backed off! You can see the blood dripping from his mouth from these nasty kicks!

Stew-O: Yeah, but he’s not down with that as he tries going to Shaker. He’s pushed off though and Shaker is up! Erebus runs after him put he’s picked up! JONES HITS THE SHAKERMAKER! Pin attempt on Erebus!

ONE!!!!!

TWO!!!!

THR–

Talib: NO!!!!!!! How? Erebus kicked out! Like you said TLA, there’s so much fighting going on for nothing!

Stew-O: He’s not done though! He picks up Erebus, but Erebus fights him off with a few strikes to the head. JONES JUMPS FOR THE ‘87! BUT EREBUS PUSHES HIM OFF INTO THE CORNER, AND CONNECTS WITH A STINGER SPLASH!

Talib. But he’s spent Stew! Look at em! He can barely get off of Shaker. Wait, Shaker’s reeling his head back-

The Skulls of Erebus and Shaker Jones: CRACK!

Talib: OH MY GOD!

Stew-O: I think I’m gonna be sick! THE IMPACT FROM THE HEADBUTT!

TLA: EY HAHAHA! THEY’RE KILLIN’ EACH OTHER!

Stew-O: They’re both bleeding from their heads! Shaker switches positions and throws him onto the top rope, climing up with a cravate to the head, and HE’S LOOKING TO END IT! They’re both standing on the top! Jones, he JUMPS FOR THE WILD RIDE! HERE IT CO-

Talib: EREBUS STANDS TALL AND MAKES SHAKER LAND ASS FIRST! HE CLUTCHES HIS ARM AROUND THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND SWEEPS HIM BACK FOR PITCH BLACK! HE CONNECTS AND HOOKS THE LEG!

ONEEEEE!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stephie Love: Here is your winner, Erebus Jennings!!!!

TLA: Ay, talk about a wild show. If you’ll excuse me, I got something to do.

(TLA takes off the headset and goes around the ring, clapping for the match as the ref checks on both Erebus and Shaker, as Dynasty continues.)
(The camera cuts to the announce desk as the participants of the last match exit the ring. Flannery, who had been at the timekeepers station during the last match, returns to the announce desk and puts on her headset.)

Stew-O: Welcome back, you missed TLA…

Flannery McCoy: Yeeeaaaahhhhh….look, every time TLA is around he offers me a job in the Poon Palace and I’d rather avoid that if possible…

(‘ULTRAnumb’ by Blue Stahli begins to play as the crowd pops huge for Cameron Ella Ava, who walks out, soaking in the adoration of the crowd. After a moment on the stage, she makes her way down the ramp.)

Talib Bari: The Centerpiece of Dynasty! Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Cameron Ava, an absolute legend in the ring, and one of the most popular stars this company has!

Flannery McCoy: You’re absolutely right! It looks like Cam has something on her mind, let’s see what it is!

(In the ring Cameron has the microphone and is about to speak as her theme is replaced with ‘Blood/Water’ by Grandson and Bowie Gray makes his way down the ramp, being showered with the jeers of the crowd on his way. Cameron shifts her focus to Bowie, )

Stew-O: What does he want out here?! Bowie has no business with Cameron…LOOK OUT!

(From behind Devan Dubian runs into the ring and hits Cameron with the Bleeding Edge.)

Flannery McCoy: BLEEDING EDGE! Cam is down! Bowie distracted her long enough for Devan to attack from behind, but now Gray hurries to the ring and the two begin putting the boots to Cameron who is doing her best to cover up, but is still reeling from the attack!

Devan Dubian (Off-Mic): SET HER UP! I’m going to kick her empty head into the fifth row!

Talib Bari: Devan can’t mean it! He’s going to punt Cameron! Someone come help her, anyone?

(‘The Ultimate Battle’ begins playing as the roof comes off the arena and Jamie O’Hara runs down the ramp full tilt as Bowie and Devan prepare to face him.)

Stew-O: THE ACE OF EAW IS HERE! O’Hara slides in the ring and meets Devan head on with a flurry of punches! Bowie joins in now, and the two are starting to overwhelm Jamie…CAM IS BACK ON HER FEET! Cam tackles Bowie and begins pounding on him! Jamie and Cameron have the upper hand now, and look to be setting Bowie and Devan up…they’re going for a double In Excelius!

Flannery McCoy: NO! Bowie and Devan roll out of the ring before Cameron and Jamie can connect! Jamie and Cameron are begging Devan and Bowie to get back in the ring, but they’re already halfway up the ramp!

???: Whoa, whoa…wait right there!

(Stan Starr walks out onto the stage, stopping Devan and Bowie in their tracks.)

Stan Starr: You guys were all about picking a fight a few minutes ago when it was two on one, but now all of a sudden you’re afraid? How about this, how about at Ides of March we see Devan Dubian and Bowie Gray take on Cameron Ella Ava and Jamie O’Hara!

(The Crowd goes crazy at the prospect of the tag match.)

Stew-O: OH MY! What a match!

Flannery McCoy: Ides is stacking up to be a great show! Jamie and Cameron versus Devan and Bowie will be great!

(Bowie and Devan are both shaking their head and trying to talk Stan out of the match.)

Stan Starr: No, guys, it’s not a suggestion…the two of you will face the Ace and the Centerpiece at Ides, so, if I were you…I’d get ready!

(Bowie and Devan hurry up the ramp followed by Stan as Jamie and Cameron fire up the crowd. The camera fades to commercial as the crowd goes crazy.)

(Comercial plays for the Iconic Cup, the Empire Super show featuring Serena Bennett defending the Specialist championship against Andrea Valentine.)

Stephie Love: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

( “Easy Target” by blink 182 starts playing.)

Stephie: Introducing first, from Bronx, New York, weighing in at 135 pounds, THE DIRTI DIVA… AAAAAAMMMMMMBBBBBEEEEERRRRR KKKKKKEEEEEYYYYSSSSS!!!

( Amber runs out on to the stage with an electric energy made only all the more intense by the jeering crowd.)

Amber ( no mic): YOU’RE ALL TRASH! I COULD KICK THE SHIT OUT OF EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU!

Stew-O: Amber Keys looking ready for a fight tonight!

Flannery McCoy: Well after seeing what happened to Madison last week I think she has all the motivation that she needs!

Talib Bari: you got that right, She is out here tonight not just to embarrass Donovan Cross, but to soften him up a bit before next week, and like you guys have said, failing Mr. DeDeDe is not an option here tonight for Amber in this match!

( Keys enters the ring looking ready as her music fades out and in its place “Communion of the Cursed” by ice nine kills begins to play.)

Stephie: and her opponent, being accompanied by Soothsayer Hamasa, From Portland, Oregon, Weighing In at 198 pounds, THE CURSE… DDDDDOOOOOOONNNNNNNOOOOOVVVVVAAAAAANNNNNN CCCCCRRRROOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

( Cross steps out onto the stage with Soothsayer Hamasa following close behind. Every step he takes is intentional, and deliberate. As if his entrance are where his mind games begin. )

Stew: In just a week’s time this man here will have the opportunity of a lifetime as he will square off in a Triple threat match against Theron Nikolas for the Answers World Championship!

Flannery: And can you imagine the sight of seeing this disturbed individual capturing the title?! What kind of dark reign would he have should he win that match at Ides Of March?!

Stew: Or what Soothsayer Hamasa will do if either of her men capture the title?!

Talib: Guys I think you’re forgetting the fact that Cross will be standing across from not only the greatest Answers World Champion in recent history!

( Cross methodically walks around ringside. Amber keeps her gaze on him the whole time, anticipating the moment Cross will enter the ring.)

Stew: Cross seemingly trying to psych out Amber Keys here as he takes a step up the rings steps. Amber starting to lose patience here as she climbs up to the middle turnbuckle and begins to go taunt Donovan Cross!

Talib: Wow you definitely cannot repeat those words on Television!

( Cross simply smirks as he walks back down the steps to the floor.)

Flannery: Keys fed up now as she rolls out of the ring and after Donovan- OH! CROSS JUST CONNECTED WITH A SUCKER PUNCH RIGHT! Keys shook up a bit from that one as Cross takes her by Wrist AND IRISH WHIPS HER INTO THE STEPS! KEYS SMASHING KNEE FIRST INTO THE STEEL!

Talib: My god she smacked so hard into those steps I’m feeling it! Keys using the ring apron to drag herself back to her feet! Cross stalking from behind as he grabs hold, lifts her up, AND BRINGS HER DOWN WITH A SHIN BREAKER ON THE GUARD RAIL!

Stew: Keys in a world of hurt as Cross drags her up and rolls her into the ring!

( Cross follows In after her. Donovan looks to keep on the attack, but the referee forces himself between Cross and Keys. Donovan protests as the official forces him back to the corner.)

Stew: The referee checking if Amber is able to continue on so this match can officially begin!

Amber Keys (off mic) : RING THAT FUCKING BELL!

(DING DING DING!)

Flannery: the bell rings with Keys having trouble putting weight on that leg, Cross closing in on her, and lands an outside leg kick! Keys leg nearly buckling under her from that shot! Cross goes for another, but Amber able to scoot back and just out of range!

Talib: Keys not only evaded that shot, she goes on the offensive with a knife edge chop to the chest!

Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Stew: Keys lands another chop, and a third, OH BUT CROSS LANDS A KICK TO THAT BAD LEG! Amber down on one knee, Cross lining her up, AND HE LANDS A STIFF KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE! Cross going for the cover!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

Flannery: Amber getting the shoulder up! Cross stands over Keys and again locks on to that knee as he stomps away at it! Amber with a pained expression on her face from the toll that’s already been taken on that limb! Cross letting go of her, and she rolls away into the ropes! Cross thus far has been methodical and calculated at every point and thus far it has paid off for him!

Talib: Keys looking like she needs to regroup and fast as she clings to the bottom rope, Cross not giving her much time to breath as he latches onto that leg and threads it through the ring ropes, AND NOW HE HAS HER IN A KNEEBAR VARIATION WITH THE ASSIST FROM THE ROPE! Leys thrashing about in pain as Cross tries to wrench every joint out of socket and tear every ligament!

Ref: 1! 2! 3! 4!

Stew: Cross releasing the hold before drawing the Disqualification, but the damage seems to have been done as Amber clutches at that knee! Cross dragging Keys to the center of the ring, and lands a snap elbow drop to the sternum! Cross back to his feet immediately, Amber slow to get up, Cross from behind, AND LANDS ANOTHER KICK TO THE LEG! Keys Hobbling on one foot as Cross comes off the ropes… RUNNING FRONT CHOP BLOCK!

Talib: WOW KEYS WAS TURNED INSIDE OUT FROM THAT ONE! Without a doubt Donovan Cross had bad intentions behind the impact on that chop block! Cross now gloating a bit over Keys!

Donovan Cross (no mic): YOU STILL WANT TO RUN YOUR MOUTH AMBER?! YOU’RE NOTHING BUT A-

Flannery: KEYS WITH AN EYE GOUGE!!! Cross blinded as Amber gets back to her feet! Keys Spinning Donovan around and plants a kick to his gut! DDT! Keys planting Cross’ head into the mat from that one!

Stew: Cross Down on the mat and Amber begins to lay in with a flurry of mounted punches! The referee trying to get Keys to break, but she ignores him as begins biting the face of Donovan Cross!

Talib: the official being a but lenient as Keys goes full Tyson trying to tear apart Cross’ face with her teeth! Cross able to shove her away now! Donovan wipes his hand across his face checking for blood, he doesn’t find any, but there are several deep bite marks across his face! Cross enraged as he gets back to his feet, Keys waiting for him with a knife edge chop! Cross Answers back with thrust kick! But Amber ducks out of the way! HURICANRANA!!! KEYS WITH A HUGE HURICANRANA THAT TAKES CROSS DOWN AND TO THE OUTSIDE!

Referee: 1!

Flannery: Cross a little shaken on that one as he is slow to get back to his feet!

Ref: 2!

Flannery: inside the ring Keys is picking up a head of steam… SUICIDE DIVE!!! Amber Keys willing to risk everything here tonight in order to put down Donovan Cross!

Ref: 1!

Stew: Amber getting back to her feet, maybe it’s the adrenaline rushing through her body, maybe it’s fear of whatever repercussions she may face, but she seems to be able to block out all that pain she was in earlier!

Ref: 2!

Talib: Amber now hopping up to the apron, Cross just getting to his feet, LOOK OUT… SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT!!!

( A replay shows Keys connecting with the moonsault which sends both herself and Donovan Cross over the guard rail and into the crowd. )

Crowd: HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT!

Ref: 1! 2! 3!

Flannery: Cross and Keys no their knees in the first row, and begin to slug it out! Neither one backing down an inch as they trade back and forth without either backing an inch! Amber gaining the advantage, Cross dazed against the railing, She Charges at him… CROSS COUNTERS WITH THE DROP TOE HOLD INTO THE GUARD RAIL!!!

Ref: 4!

Talib: Amber lip bloodied from getting dropped Face first into that steel! And look now as Donovan takes Keys by the hair…

Ref: 5!

Talib: AND SWINGS HER INTO THAT RAILING!!! Keys being slammed back first by an unrelenting, unfeeling Donovan Cross!

Ref: 6!

Stew: Cross tossing Keys over the rail to ringside, Cross hopping over as well! Keys Somehow pulling herself up with the aid of the ring apron, Cross grabbing the waist lock, OH! KEYS WITH A BACK KICK LOW BLOW!!! THE REFEREE WASN’T ABLE TO SEE IT, OTHERWISE THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED A DISQUALIFICATION!

Ref: 7!

Flannery: Amber rolling in and out of the ring to break the count, and now it has to be obvious that her objective is to inflict as much punishment as possible to weaken Donovan Cross before Ides Of March! Keys closing in on Cross who is still down on the floor, Soothsayer Hamasa Standing scolding Keys!

Amber Keys (no mic): BITCH GET OUT OF MY WAY!

Talib: Amber threatening to strike the soothsayer, And Hamasa wisely backing away! Amber Dragging Cross up by the hair, And smashing his face against the ring post! Cross’ skull bounces off the steel!

Stew: The referee coming outside the ring and demanding they get this match back into the ring! Keys not really paying attention to him as she crouches in wait Cross to stand up! Cross getting to his feet, Amber Charges In after him, CROSS STOPS HER COLD WITH A LEAPING KNEE STRIKE!!! Cross now stomping away at Keys like there is no tomorrow! The referee interjecting himself now telling Cross to get this match back in the ring!

Flannery: Cross getting in the official’s face, but ultimately he opts to roll Amber Keys back into the ring! Cross following after and immediately goes for a cover!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!

Talib: And Keys getting the shoulder up before three! Cross upset that Amber won’t just give in, so much so he again starts to argue with the referee! The ref not backing down this time as he desperately tries to reinstate some kind of order in this match! Cross still disputing the count, as Amber Keys gets back to her feet, Cross finally turning his attention back to her, SUPERKICK!!! NO! CROSS CATCHES THAT BOOT BEFORE IT CONNECTS! Amber hopping on one leg as Cross simply will not let go! ENZUIGIRI!!! KEYS WITH A SHOT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND THAT MAY BE ALL SHE WROTE!!!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!! TTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEE—

Stew: CROSS KICKING OUT BEFORE THE THREE! Keys pounds her fists Against the mat, she thought she had him there! Amber standing back up, and begins to scale the turnbuckles! Keys up top, leaps… DDDDDIIIIIRRRRRTTTTTTTIIIIII DDDDDDIIIIIVVVVVVVEEEE!!! MISSES!!! CROSS ROLLING OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND TO AVIOD THAT ONE!

Flannery: And Keys back to her feet but she is obviously favoring her ribs after splatting on the canvas! Cross up as well as he rushes at her! INVERTED CROSS! AMBER ABLE TO DUCK UNDER IT BUT THE REFEREE NOT AS LUCKY AS DONOVAN CROSS CRASHES DOWN ON TOP OF HIM!

Talib: Cross getting back up realizing what he did-SUPERKICK!!! Keys connects with the kick this time and gets all of it right on the chin! Keys collapsing on top of Cross, the leg is hooked… BUT THERE’S NO REFEREE!

Stew: Amber sees the ref is down, and instead of trying to revive him, she begins to look for something tucked away in her boot! HEY SHE’S GOT A PAIR OF BRASS KNUCKLES!!! Keys Slipping those brass knuckles over her right fist, she stands and waits for Cross to do the same!

Flannery: Cross looking groggy after that superkick, Keys has that fist cocked back and ready to strike! SHE SWINGS… AGAINST ALL GODS!!! WAIT! CROSS GOING FOR THAT CROSS RHODES BUT AMBER QUICKLY SHIFTING HER POSITION! KEYS THREADS HER LEG THROUGH CROSS’ AND ROLLS THROUGH! ANKLE LOCK!!!

Talib: KEYS TRAPPING CROSS IN AN ANKLE LOCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! KEYS STANDING UP TRYING TO PUT AS MUCH TORQUE ON THAT ANKLE! CROSS SCREAMING IN PAIN AS HE TRIES TO FIND A WAY OUT!

Stew: THE REFEREE IS STILL DOWN SO EVEN IF CROSS WAS TO TAP IT WOULD NOT MATTER! BUT AS WE’VE SAID BEFORE KEYS IS OUT HERE TO HOBBLE DONOVAN CROSS! CROSS ROLLING OVER ONTO HIS BACK AND USES HIS FEET TO SHOVE KEYS HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING!

Flannery: Keys picking herself back up, however those Brass knuckles slipped off her hand! Keys lands a chop as Cross reaches his feet! Another, and a third has him backed up against the turnbuckles! Cross fighting back with an over hand right! Keys lands another chop! Cross with another Right! Keys unloads with another flurry of chops! Cross with a kick to the gut! DIE ON THE CROSS!!!

Talib: WAIT! AMBER ABLE TO FREE HERSELF! KEYS PERCHED ON THE MIDDLE ROPE! CROSS TRIES TO DRAG HER DOWN, BUT KEYS COUNTERS WITH MULE KICK TO THE FACE! CROSS STUMBLING BACK AS AMBER MAKES HER WAY TO THE TOP ROPE… MMMMMAAAAAAAJJJJMMMOOOOORRRRRRR KKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYSSSSSSSSS!!! DIVING CORKSCREW STUNNER!

Flannery: IT CONNECTS! AMBER MAKES THE COVER!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!! TTTTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

DING DING DING!

( “Easy Target” begins to play.)

Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HERE IS YOUR WINNER… AMMMMMMMMBBBBBEEEEERRRRRRRRRR KKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

(Backstage we cut to Michael Belfort, who is standing in front of the office door of Stan Starr. Microphone in hand, he straightens his tie before beginning to speak.)

Michael Belfort: Ladies and gentlemen it is my very special pleasure to bring to you exclusive Ides of March news! I just spoke with Stan Starr who has been working hard these past couple of weeks to find an opponent for the Graveworm himself, Darkane, who as we all know issued an open challenge to Mr. DEDEDE, who declined the challenge. Well, after deep negotiations with general managers all across the company, I’m pleased to announce that Darkane will be facing Chris Elite at Ides of March!

(The crowd goes mad over the match announcement.)

Stew-O: The hits keep on hitting! Darkane versus Chris Elite will be a match for the ages!

(Michael allows the crowd to calm down a bit before continuing.)

Michael Belfort: Not only that, but Stan Starr has also just let me know that Ms. Extreme will be defending her Pure title against none other than Mark Michaels!

Talib Bari: Mark is lucky he’s not getting a huge fine after his outburst last week against the official of his match! Ms. Extreme may be worse in some ways, though, at least fines don’t hit back!

Flannery McCoy: Ms. Extreme will make yet another defense of the Pure title, she’s been on a tear recently with it! Michaels will be her toughest challenge yet, though, it’s a match to see for sure!

(Back to Michael in a closer shot.)

Michael Belfort: Ides of March is shaping up to be the early highlight of the year with the lineup we have so far! That’s all from me for now, though, now a word from our sponsors!

(Final commercial of the evening plays for the 2019 Mr. Universe contest featuring Xander Payne.)

(“Young and Bitter” — Hot Media Tag plays through the speakers as the crowd erupts in boos as Lucas Johnson steps onto the top of the ramp. Albert Hitchman stands next to him as he is hyping up his client as the crowd continues on with their booing.)

Stephie Love: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Stephie Love: Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by Albert Hitchman, from Atlanta, Georgia, weighing in 205 pounds, he is the self-proclaimed “New Ace of Elite Answers Wrestling”, LUUUCCCCAAAASSSSSSS JOOOOHNNNNNSSSSOOOOOOONNNNNN!!

Flannery McCoy: Self-proclaimed seems accurate because by the reception of the crowd, NO ONE considers Lucas Johnson of being an Ace or in the level of one. This match is the only opportunity he gets into proving that he deserves to be called one!

Talib Bari: Lucas Johnson is a talented young man, but his opponent is no slouch either! Noah Reigner is nothing to take lightly! He is the best on the Voltage brand. Hell, he may be up there as one of the best in EAW as a whole. Will it be impossible to defeat Noah? Not sure, he would need to pull off some miracle for that to happen!

(“DON’T STOP” — InnerPartySystem replaces “Young and Bitter” as Noah Reigner comes out from the curtain. The World Heavyweight Championship is glistening around his waist as Evelyn Ridley stands behind Noah, who unstraps his belt and raises it high above his head.)

Stephie Love: Introducing his opponent, being accompanied to the ring by Evelyn Ridley, from Seattle, Washington, weighing in 184 pounds, he is “The New Ace of EAW”, NOOOAAAAAHHHHHHHHH REEEEIGGGNNNNEEERRRRRRRRR!!

Stew-O: Here comes the World Heavyweight Champion from Voltage! For any of the Dynasty fans, who are not familiar with the Voltage product, Noah Reigner is the World Champion of their brand! He managed to cash in his Cash in the Vault on Impact after his grueling match against Rex McAllister at King of Elite!

Flannery McCoy: There may be some fans who are scratching their heads wondering why Noah Reigner calls himself “The New Ace”, but if you recall the quick rise of Jamie O’Hara, you can put these two men next to each other and see the comparisons. Both made an impact quickly, won their respective Cash in the Vault matches and captured a World Championship at no time! Both are talented as hell! Noah and Jamie collided at The Palace at New Years Eve and it was a surreal match to witness! Even though Noah came short of the match, it seemed like he impressed Jamie enough in order to have “The Ace” himself to raise his hand after the match. I’m guessing Jamie is alright with “The New Ace” nickname!

Talib Bari: As long it’s just Noah Reigner and everyone else can stop calling themselves “Ace” that would be great!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Flannery McCoy: I don’t know about the two of you, but this is one match I have been waiting to see all week! The World Heavyweight Champion, “The New Ace”, Noah Reigner taking on Lucas Johnson! Noah is looking quite confident as does Lucas. It seems like the two men inside of the ring won’t have to worry about having any outside interferences in this match! Noah has Evelyn Ridley watching his back. Lucas has the evil mind of Albert Hitchman at his corner! Lucas Johnson extend his hand towards Noah Reigner! Am I seeing what I think I’m seeing? Noah is looking at Lucas’ hand in front of him before looking at the left and right side of the crowd. I don’t think that Noah even believes what is going on right now. Noah looks back at Lucas’ face, almost with a chuckle! Lucas is trying to get Noah to accept his handshake, but Noah seems like he is slightly pondering. What is he going to do Stew and Talib?

Talib Bari: NOAH REIGNER JUST SLAPPED THE S*IT OUT OF LUCAS JOHNSON! LUCAS’ FACE TURNS AT THE SAME TIME DUE TO THE IMPACT OF THAT SLAP! NOAH BEGINS TO UNLOAD ON A SERIES OF RAPID FISTS ON LUCAS’ FACE AS HE BACKS HIM AWAY TOWARDS THE ROPES! NOAH GETS LUCAS BY HIS RIGHT ARM BEFORE WHIPPING HIM TO THE OTHER ROPES, BUT LUCAS COUNTERS THAT WHIP AS NOAH GETS SENT TO THE ROPES! NOAH MANAGES TO REBOUND HIMSELF OUT OF THEM! THE KILL SHOT — NO! LUCAS STEPS TO THE SIDE AS NOAH MANAGES TO CATCH HIMSELF FROM FALLING DUE TO THAT MISSED KILL SHOT! LUCAS IS GOING TO NEED TO BE ON A LOOK OUT FOR THAT ONE MOVE! NOAH JUST NEEDS ONE KILL SHOT TO GET LUCAS’ SHOULDERS DOWN ON THE MAT! Noah manages to turn himself around, but Lucas catches him off guard with a big clothesline that sends Noah to his back! Lucas is going to need to do everything that he needs to do to make sure that Noah stays down long enough! Lucas tries to get Noah by his right leg as it seems like Lucas is trying to go for some sort of submission at this early stage of the match! But, Noah does not want to figure out which submission move Lucas had in mind since he manages to grasp onto the bottom rope! Right away, Lucas lets go of Noah’s leg as the official of the match tries to back Lucas away from Noah! Noah uses the assistance of the ropes to get himself back up to his feet!

Stew-O: Noah Reigner manages to stand back on his two feet! He almost seems like he wasn’t phased whatsoever about Lucas dropping him with the clothesline! The World Heavyweight Champion doesn’t look to be in panic at the moment! It seems like Noah is going to try a little harder with trying to be some sort of concern for Noah!

(Albert Hitchman is smacking his hands against the apron as he rallies for his client to proceed with the match.)

Flannery McCoy: Lucas Johnson and Noah Reigner go for a collar-and-elbow tie up! The two men are trying to push the other to the corner nearest to them, but Noah manages to be the stronger one out of the two by pushing Lucas to the corner! The official counts to five as Noah holds his hands up in defense as he slowly backs away from Lucas! Lucas is trying to keep himself together! The last thing that he needs to do is get ahead of himself, but I feel like he’s been like that for about a month now. I mean, this guy thinks that he’s literally Jamie O’Hara and Noah Reigner. You gotta feel sorry for him. Lucas runs towards Noah, but Noah goes right after Lucas with a clothesline of his own, but Noah manages to duck underneath Lucas’ arm and running towards the second rope, jumping and bouncing off of it and connecting with a crossbody as he manages to land on Lucas! LUCAS GOES DOWN, BUT LUCAS MANAGES TO ROLL HIMSELF OVER AND PICKS UP NOAH! LUCAS IS SHOWING OFF HIS STRENGTH BEFORE CONNECTING WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX! LUCAS GETS ON HIS KNEES AS HE SHOWS OFF HIS BICEP AS THE CROWD PROCEEDS TO BOO THE LIVING HELL OUT OF HIM! BUT, LUCAS DECIDES NOT TO LET THEM PHASE HIM AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!

Ref: OOOOOOOOONE!!

Talib Bari: Noah Reigner gets his right shoulder up at the one count! Lucas Johnson gets Noah up by his arm before whipping him to the corner! Noah manages to catch himself on the corner before Lucas takes a few steps before running and connecting with a big boot to Noah at the corner, but that Noah Reigner is impressive as he manages to stand on the top turnbuckle! LUCAS GETS HIS LEG STUCK IN BETWEEN THE TOP ROPE AS WELL! NOAH MANAGES TO JUMP OVER LUCAS’ HEAD AND STANDS RIGHT BEHIND HIM TO CONNECT WITH A NECKBREAKER! LUCAS INSTANTLY CLUTCHES ONTO HIS NECK IN PAIN! “THE ASSAULT RIFLE” CONNECTS WITH A FALLING FIST DROP ON THE HEAD OF THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION! LUCAS SCRAMBLES IN RESPONSE TO THAT, BUT NOAH SEEMS LIKE HE IS NOT DONE WITH TRYING TO TEACH LUCAS A LESSON! NOAH FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH MULTIPLE KNEE STRIKES TO LUCAS’ HEAD! NOAH IS NOT GIVING LUCAS ANY TIME TO RECOVER AT THIS MOMENT! NOAH IS SO DETERMINED TO PUT LUCAS DOWN! NOAH PRESSES HIS BOOT AGAINST LUCAS’ HEAD! HE IS HOLDING IT THERE, APPLYING AS MUCH PRESSURE AS POSSIBLE!

Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

Stew-O: Noah Reigner steps down from Lucas Johnson’s head as he slowly backs away! Noah seems like he is giving Lucas the opportunity to get back to his feet! Lucas is holding his head in pain! It seemed like the weight of Noah’s boot was too much for his head! Noah with a knee strike to Lucas’ head! It seemed like Noah was getting a little impatient at waiting for Lucas to get up! LUCAS FALLS TO HIS SIDE, BUT BEFORE NOAH IS ABLE TO MAKE THE COVER, ALBERT HITCHMAN MANAGES TO PULL LUCAS TO THE OUTSIDE! THE CROWD IS NOT LIKING THE SOUND OF THAT! THESE ARE JUST A FEW INSTANCES OF ALBERT HELPING OUT HIS CLIENT! LUCAS CAN’T EVEN STAND UP AS HE FALLS DOWN TO ONE KNEE! BEFORE EVELYN RIDLEY CAN INTERVENE, NOAH FLIES TO THE OUTSIDE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE THROUGH THE ROPES! NOAH COLLIDES WITH BOTH LUCAS JOHNSON AND ALBERT HITCHMAN! SO FAR, IT SEEMS LIKE NOAH HAS DONE A FANTASTIC JOB WITH MANAGING BOTH ALBERT AND LUCAS! NOAH SHIFTS HIS ATTENTION BACK ON LUCAS AS EVELYN KEEPS A CLOSE EYE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALBERT DOES NOT GET HIMSELF INVOLVED IN THAT MATTER! NOAH GOES TO GET LUCAS BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT LUCAS MANAGES TO RAM NOAH’S BACK AGAINST THE APRON! IT SEEMED LIKE LUCAS WAS PLAYING POSSUM LONG ENOUGH IN ORDER TO EXECUTE THAT MOVE!

Flannery McCoy: THAT WAS SMART ON LUCAS JOHNSON’S PART, BUT I DON’T SEE THIS BEING SUCCESSFUL FOR THE LONG RUN! LUCAS GETS NOAH REIGNER BY HIS ARM BEFORE WHIPPING HIM AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! NOAH’S BODY COLLIDES HARSHLY ONTO THOSE STEEL STEPS, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE LUCAS IS NOT DONE WITH INFLICT HIS OWN SHARE OF PUNISHMENT ON THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! LUCAS GET NOAH UP TO HIS FEET, BUT NOAH SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE WOBBLY AT THE MOMENT, BUT LUCAS HAS NOAH BY HIS HEAD BEFORE THROWING HIM AGAINST THE STEEL RING POST! NOAH’S HEAD GOES BOUNCING OFF OF IT AS HE GOES FALLING BACK! NOAH REIGNER IS DONE AS LUCAS JOHNSON ROLLS HIMSELF BACK INTO THE RING!

(Albert Hitchman is on his knees, trying to recover from the suicide dive from Noah Reigner, but the happiness on his face is making all of the pain he is in at the moment worth it. Evelyn Ridley is low-key concerned, but she is trying to have as much faith as possible that Noah Reigner will somehow make it back to the ring on time.)

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE!

(Noah Reigner looks dead at the moment. Lucas Johnson is trying to encourage himself that he has this match on the bag. Albert Hitchman seems to be helping him do that.)

Albert Hitchman (off-mic): IS THIS YOUR ACE?????

Referee: FOUR! FIVE! SIX!

Albert Hitchman (off-mic): Ladies and Gentlemen, (points at Lucas Johnson in the ring), THAT is your ACE!

Referee: SEVEN! EIGHT!

(Noah Reigner begins to show some signs of life, which gains the loud and thunderous reception of the crowd. From inside the ring, Lucas Johnson looks to be in shock and disbelief about Noah being able to rise back to his feet. Albert Hitchman’s jaw drops as he cannot believe what a talent Noah is. Evelyn Ridley is trying to instruct for Noah to get his ass back in the ring as the fans are yelling from the top of their lungs for Noah to get back into the ring before the ten count!)

Referee: NINE!

Talib Bari: NOAH REIGNER MANAGES TO SLIDE INTO THE RING BACK ON TIME, BUT HE IS MET WITH A BUNCH OF HARSH STOMPS TO EVERY PART OF HIS BODY BY LUCAS JOHNSON! IT SEEMS LIKE “THE WRESTLING MACHINE” IS GOING TO TRY TO PULL OUT SOME NEW TRICKS IN HOPE THAT IT WILL BE ENOUGH TO GET A VICTORY OVER THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! LUCAS USES HIS BOOT TO PRESS AGAINST NOAH’S HEAD! THIS IS JUST LIKE WHAT NOAH DID TO LUCAS EARLIER IN THE MATCH! THIS COULD BE LUCAS’ WAY AT GETTING BACK AT NOAH! LUCAS IS CLUTCHING ONTO THE TOP ROPE BEFORE PRESSING HIS BOOT DEEPER AGAINST HIS SKULL! NOAH IS YELLING OUT IN PAIN! LUCAS IS GRINNING SINISTERLY AS ALBERT HITCHMAN IS APPLAUDING HIS CLIENT FROM RINGSIDE!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! GET OFF OF HIM, LUCAS!

Stew-O: Lucas Johnson unhappily gets his boot off Noah Reigner’s head! Noah is holding on to his head! For sure, he is feeling his head pounding, but hopefully, he will recover from that and find some sort of way to get back into the game! LUCAS GETS NOAH BACK TO HIS FEET AND CONNECTS WITH A SKULL CRUSHING FINALE! NOAH GETS PLANTED FACE FIRST AS LUCAS QUICKLY RACES FOR THE COVER! THIS COULD BE ENOUGH TO GET A VICTORY OVER THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Flannery McCoy: “The New Ace” kicks out! Noah Reigner is still in this match as Lucas Johnson cannot believe it! To him, Noah should have been counted out, but Noah continues to show the resilience and determination which got him that Cash in the Vault briefcase, which got him that World Heavyweight Championship! LUCAS BEGINS TO ELBOW NOAH IN THE SKULL! YOU CAN SEE THE ANGER JUST BUILDING UP IN LUCAS! HE BELIEVES THAT HE SHOULD HAVE WON THIS MATCH A LONG TIME AGO! HE BELIEVES THAT HE IS BETTER THAN NOAH REIGNER, BUT NOAH REFUSE TO LET LUCAS GO AROUND AND CALLING HIMSELF “THE ACE”! NOAH NEEDS TO DIG DEEP AND DO EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD A FAVOR AND TAKE DOWN LUCAS JOHNSON! HE JUST NEEDS CONNECT WITH THE KILL SHOT ONCE TO END THIS MATCH! That is all he needs! Lucas stops elbowing Noah as he gets him by his arm! It seems like Lucas is going to apply the The Machine Break! The Kimura Lock on the World Heavyweight Champion! If Lucas can fully apply this submission hold, he may have Noah Reigner where he wants him! Noah is rushes towards his side as he fully grasps onto the bottom rope! Lucas instantly releases the hold!

(Albert Hitchman gets on the apron and gestures for Lucas Johnson to approach him. It seems like the client and manager are having a discussion as Noah Reigner is trying to regain some movement back to his right arm, but it doesn’t seem too banged up. Albert and Lucas pay not attention to Noah as they continue to strategize.)

Talib Bari: NOAH REIGNER WITH THE KILL SHOT TO LUCAS JOHNSON!

Stew-O: NO! LUCAS JOHNSON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! NOAH REIGNER CONNECTS WITH THE KILL SHOT TO ALBERT HITCHMAN AS HE FALLS TO RINGSIDE! Noah turns himself around as Lucas catches Noah with a Feel the Pain! The jumping cutter on Noah!

Flannery McCoy: Noah Reigner manages to slide out of the way! Noah rebounds from the ropes — THE KILL SHOT! THE KILL SHOT CONNECTS ON LUCAS JOHNSON! NOAH GOES FOR THE COVER!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“DON’T STOP” plays once again as Noah Reigner gets on his knees before grinning at Lucas Johnson, who ends up rolling underneath the bottom rope and recovers at the outside. Evelyn Ridley applauds Noah as she joins him in the ring. She hands him his World Heavyweight Championship as Noah raises the title high in the air.)

Stephie Love: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH, THE EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, “THE NEW ACE”, NOOOOOAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH REEEEEEIIIGGGGGNNNNNNEEEEEEERRRRR!!

Talib Bari: That was an amazing main event! We are not worthy to be in the presence of Noah Reigner! I have to give some credit to Lucas Johnson, he was confident that he would prove that he belonged in the same league as Jamie O’Hara and Noah Reigner, but this match just proved that Lucas probably shouldn’t be making bold statements or this ends up happening!

Stew-O: I think Noah Reigner just did EVERYONE a favor by shutting up Lucas Johnson and this “Ace” talk up! Can we just end this conversation once and for all?

Flannery McCoy: Agreed.

(Lucas Johnson is holding is ribs in pain as he is glaring at Noah Reigner ringside. He is showing trying to help Albert Hitchman back to his feet, but …)

Talib Bari: HADES THE HELLRAISER JUST HIT THE BACK OF LUCAS JOHNSON’S HEAD WITH A SHOVEL!

Stew-O: Hades The Hellraiser had his ankle shattered by Lucas Johnson by his own motorcycle two weeks ago! It seems like that was not enough to keep Hades down! Lucas Johnson is down! Hades turns his attention towards Albert Hitchman before smacking the shovel against his face! Albert is down! There is no one that can stop Hades from officially killing Lucas Johnson!

Flannery McCoy: Hades The Hellraiser bashes the shovel against the back of Lucas Johnson! At one one, this is so wrong. On the other, I think this is probably what a bunch of people watching right now have been wanting to do to Lucas for a while now. :eyes:

Talib Bari: :eyes:

Stew-O: :eyes:

Flannery McCoy: Noah Reigner rolls out of the ring and towards Lucas Johnson and Hades The Hellraiser! Noah has his hands up in defense! I don’t think he has a problem with what Hades is doing!

(Evelyn Ridley is seen behind Noah Reigner as she lifts the skirt of the ring apron. The fans react loudly when she pulls out a wooden table. Evelyn sets up the table as Noah is seen stalling and trying to socialize casually with Hades, but Hades seems like he wants nothing to do with Noah Reigner. As soon as Evelyn is finished with setting up the table, like a good person, Noah steps to the side and gestures for the table. 2/3 of House Reigner make their way up the ramp, leaving Hades The Hellraiser to resume his assbeating on Lucas Johnson.)

Talib Bari: At least, that table is not on fire.

(Hades The Hellraiser reaches to the back of his pocket to pull out a box of matches. He lights up the match as he throws it against the wooden table. For a small moment, he waits for the flame to ignite even more.)

Flannery McCoy: IS HE AWARE THAT CALIFORNIA HAS ITS ISSUES WITH FIRES!??!?!?!?

Stew-O: I don’t think he cares. :lupe:

Talib Bari: LUCAS JOHNSON IS OUT OF IT! HADES THE HELLRAISER PICKS UP LUCAS BY HIS THROAT! OH MY GOD! CHOKESLAM TO HELL THROUGH THE FLAMING TABLE!

(The crowd popped for that spot as they cannot believe what had just happened. Everyone is speechless, but mind blown at the same time. The officials and medical personal do their best to extinguish the fire. Hades manages to get Stephie Love’s microphone before speaking.)

Hades The Hellraiser: You thought this shattered ankle was going to keep me down, Lucas? Nothing keeps me down and you’ll find that out at Ides of March when I do exactly what I did just right now. However, you won’t be chokeslammed to hell. You’re going to be buried alive.

(Hades The Hellraiser drops the microphone as “Wanted Man” by Rev Theory plays through the speakers the crowd begins to cheer as Hades looks down at Lucas Johnson’s unconscious body.)

Stew-O: LUCAS JOHNSON VERSUS HADES THE HELLRAISER IN A BURIED ALIVE MATCH? THIS IS GOING TO BE BRUTAL!

Flannery McCoy: This match is going to be insane, but that is all the time we have here, signing off for Stew-O and Talib Bari, I am Flannery McCoy! Goodnight!

(The last shot is of Lucas Johnson being tended by a bunch of medical personal. Hades The Hellraiser admiring the damage that he caused from afar as the camera fades to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Empire 3/7/2019

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