( EAW Intro plays )

( Recap of last week’s Dynasty airs showing the results of the first round in the Dynasty wing of the King of Elite tournament. We get a match by match rundown with highlights of all four bouts, starting with the competitive contest that ended with Hades the Hellraiser converting an ankle lock submission into ‘Pandora’s Box’, submitting him with the Hells Gate. We then see Jason McKormick vs Kevin Hunter, with McKormick forced to compete alone after The Score were barred from ringside by the newly instated “DEDEDE Task Force” that have replaced all of the security personnel on Dynasty Wrestling. McKormick picked up the victory to make it to the following round. After this Erebus Jennings would pick up an advancement in the KOE tournament via forfeit after Mr. DEDEDE no-showed the event, but Erebus would be blindsided by Monster & The Devil as Donovan Cross impaled him in the back of the head with a railroad spike, and APOCALYPSE picked up the pieces to send him through the stage display and buried under electrical equipment. Finally Devan Dubian and Cameron Ella Ava competed in a hotly contested main event, which would result in Cameron defeating Devan to advance to the finals. This is when Devan would snap, attacking Cameron from out of nowhere and leveling her with a punt kick to incapacitate her and leave the Tokyo audience completely stunned. )

( Dynasty Intro video plays, featuring the song “Revolution” by The Score. )

( Camera opens up to the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia, which is filled with a rabid audience prepared for another night of EAW’s weekend long visit. )

Stew-O: THE OLYMPIC STADIUM HAS BEEN SOLD OUT FOR FOUR STRAIGHT DAYS, IN THE SPAN OF FOUR HOURS, EVER SINCE EAW ANNOUNCED THAT WE WOULD BE BRINGING THE ACTION TO MOSCOW! WELCOME EVERYBODY TO ANOTHER EPISODE OF FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY:

Talib Bari: WHERE WE FIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS!

( “2nd Sucks” by A Day To Remember hits, prompting the Russian audience to go ballistic for the EAW Hall of Famer. Starr Stan walks out to the stage embracing the massive audience, dressed in his usual corporate blazer attire. He walks down to the ring slapping hands with the fans at the side guard rails of the ramp, and engaging with the loyal audience. )

Stephie Love: Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome EAW HALL OF FAMER and DYNASTY GENERAL MANAGER, STAAAARRRRR STAAAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!

Talib: 35,000 members of the EAW faithful on their feet for one of the certified greats, Stew! Ain’t much better a way to kick things off than to hear from our fearless leader, as we expect him to address some of the events that played out last week. Starr definitely has some serious business to speak on after Devan Dubian’s brutal assault on Cameron Ella Ava at the end of the previous Dynasty broadcast.

Stew: That’s certainly true Bari, we understand that Cameron Ella Ava will NOT be able to make it tonight for action as she has suffered a serious concussion and is currently being tended to by her husband, Jamie O’Hara. Therefore Cameron has been pulled from the King of Elite tournament; we’d like to send our best wishes to Cameron and hope for her speedy recovery and return to the ring. However that being said, Starr is going to need to unpack some of this and, as I’ve been told, there are some ramifications to be expected for Devan’s actions last week.

( Starr is in the ring and waits for his music to die down, allowing the fans in the Olympic Stadium to cheer him on. He smiles and nods at the sizeable crowd around him, and holds up his microphone to speak. )

Starr Stan: Hello Moscow! ARE YOU READY FOR FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY!!!!!

( Crowd erupts with cheers. )

Starr: Well so am I. We have a lot to look forward to on Dynasty, including two King of Elite tournament matches, and one of those bouts with the PURE Champion Erebus Jennings putting his title on the line as well. It’s an exciting time to be a Dynasty fan, the progression of this show has been through the roof lately, and we are heading into King of Elite with a competitive King of Elite field and already ONE HELL of an Answers World Championship match announced featuring “Ace vs Emperor”, Jamie O’Hara up against ‘God-Emperor’ Theron.

I’ve never been more proud to be GM of a brand full of fighters, people who are dedicated to proving that they deserve their keep around here by putting it all on the line every night in this ring I’m standing in. However I will confess, it hasn’t been easy by any real stretch of the imagination. I have had to put up with a lot of shenanigans, including that creepy Task Force Mr. DEDEDE has got running around here frisking people worse than they do at the SVO Airport right up the road. It feels like I’m constantly being overstepped, often being undermined, and occasionally I’m being personally disrespected. And I can deal with being overstepped, I can even deal with being undermined, but I don’t take too kindly to blatant disrespect.

And the end of last week’s Dynasty wasn’t just a heinous assault, it wasn’t just uncalled for, but it was disrespect to my vision for this brand. Because of Devan Dubian’s shocking actions, the integrity of Dynasty’s KOE candidacy is being called into question. It wasn’t enough for Dynasty to return the crown, I wanted Dynasty to win the crown the fair way by molding the right participant to step up and snatch that brass ring on this proverbial ponyride. But a man who I know very well, a man who I have fought against valiantly and swore loyalty decided to stomp all over that vision. That is disrespect at its finest, that is a slap in the face to me for all of the hours I dedicate to this brand, and I won’t stand for it. So Devan, I’m going to need you to come out here right now, and I’m going to need you to make this right.

( “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters plays, and Devan Dubian walks out slowly to the stage dressed in his ring attire and a new “Take By Force” t-shirt with a bloody scimitar on the front. )

( Devan slowly walks to the ring with a cold, uncaring look on his face which appears to anger Starr just a little bit more. He takes his sweet time getting to the ring, and drinks in the massive mixed response from the audience as though he were seeping in every bit of hate and rejecting the love and adoration of the Moscow audience. He enters the ring, picks up a microphone from the apron, and stands across from Starr until his music dies down. )

Devan Dubian: So, old friend, what do you want from me? How do I make this right?

Starr: Well truth be told Devan I wanted an explanation for your actions, but I know you, I know you better than anybody else and I know that you wouldn’t do something this drastic unless you put long hours of thought behind it. Devan Dubian doesn’t make a single move unless it brings him closer to his goal. I want you to know that I don’t give a damn how you’re going to rationalize this, because what you did out there was wrong, plain and simple. You and I have had long conversations about ideal goals for you to set here on Dynasty, and what you did last week does nothing to advance your career, it does nothing to push you forward. You were an embarrassment to me and you were an embarrassment to yourself, and right now you need to own up to what you did in front of the entire world.

Devan: (chuckles) What a crying shame. One of the greatest wrestlers to ever live, a man who I once looked up to, a man who used to be my role model has now been reduced to just another corporate shill. An olympian, in the middle of an Olympic Stadium, is telling me that I’m wrong for taking matters into my own hands.

Starr: Dub you know what you’re saying is bullshi-

Devan: Shut your bloody mouth, Starr. I’m telling you that you are one of the greatest of all time, you have a career most men dream of having, you have a legacy that supersedes most of the others in the Hall of Fame, and you have still managed to maintain the respect from these people. That is something that I don’t have. I don’t command the same level of respect that I did four years ago when I stood over you in my hometown, in Wembley Stadium, holding your Championship. That was the pinnacle of my career, and I haven’t seen such heights since that fateful night…..and you want to know why that is, Starr?

( Devan gets into Starr’s face and points his finger into Starr’s chest. )

Devan: It’s because I tried to be just like you. Even when I had toppled you at your best, I still found myself chasing your pedigree. Everything you embody, the “clean cut” company man who plays by the book and can do no wrong, I have tried to be just that and because of this I have become stagnant. Worse than stagnant, I have become a mere afterthought on this blasted show, Starr. And that’s all you’ve ever wanted me to be… just a watered down version of you, forever dwelling in your shadow.

Starr: First and foremost, I hope you understand Devan that the only reason I’m even calling you out for what you’ve done in the first place is because I care about you. I have too much respect for you, I’m too invested in you to allow you to feed into these escapism devices, because you know what I’m hearing out of your mouth right now? I’m hearing excuses, I’m hearing excuses from a man who won’t take the onus upon himself for his shortcomings, and that is honestly really sad.

Devan: Yeah? You know what’s even more sad, Starr?

Stew: DEVAN SLAPS STARR ACROSS HIS FACE!!!

Devan: It’s sad that you don’t realize why I need to go back to the way that I was before, because the man that I used to be is a better man than you will EVER be.

Starr: DEVAN SLAPS STARR AGAIN!!!!

Devan: And this time I could give a DAMN about playing by your rules, Starr. Men of power do not adhere to the rules, men of power create them–

Starr: AND STARR TACKLES DEVAN DUBIAN TO THE FLOOR!!! STARR UNLOADING ON HIS FORMER RIVAL, FORMER PROTEGE, AND FELLOW HALL OF FAMER! THE TWO ENGAGING IN A SCUFFLE ON THE GROUND HERE! THE GENERAL MANAGER HAS COMPLETELY SNAPPED!

Talib: THIS AIN’T VOLTAGE! YOU CAN’T JUST GET INTO FISTFIGHTS WITH YOUR OWN ROSTER! WHAT KIND OF EXAMPLE IS STARR SETTING?

Stew: DEVAN AND STARR SCRAMBLE UP, AND STARR LIGHTING UP DEVAN DUBIAN WITH JABS TO THE FACE! DEVAN EATING SHOT AFTER SHOT, WITH THE RING-COVERED FIST OF THE GENERAL MANAGER!

Talib: OH- DUB WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION CUTS STARR OFF! BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!!! BLEEDING EDGE ON STARR STAN!!!!!

Stew: BUT STARR PUSHES DEVAN OUT! AND FROM BEHIND! OLYMPIC SLAM!!!!! THIS PLACE GOING INSANE!!!!

Talib: BUT BEFORE STARR CAN DELIVER THE MOVE, THE DDD TASK FORCE RUSHES INTO THE RING AND RIPS DEVAN OFF OF STARR’S SHOULDERS! DEVAN AND STARR BEING RESTRAINED BY THE DDD TASK FORCE, WITH DUB BEING ZIP-TIED AND FORCED OUT OF THE RING, PROBABLY TO BE ESCORTED OUT OF THE BUILDING!

( “2nd Sucks” comes back on, and Starr is being restrained by the DDD Task Force in the ring while Devan is being walked up the ramp with blood trickling down from his lips and a wicked smile plastered all over his face. )

Stew: I’m sorry Bari but I’m gonna have to beg to differ, that was Starr simply defending himself and nothing more! I feel a little guilty but I’ve got to admit I actually have chills from seeing that, I guess the greats never truly lose it now do they?

Talib: Listen to yourself! This is sickening Stew! Starr has managed to treat his role as General Manager with decency and integrity for a long damned time, you can’t throw it away all because of some decade-long blood feud you’ve got going on! C’mon fam!

( “Revolution” by The Score picks back up on the broadcast background and we see a graphic hyping up two King of Elite tournament matches scheduled for tonight. )

Stew: There are always ramifications for your actions Bari, and one of the results from Devan Dubian’s actions lead directly to tonight’s main event, where Erebus Jennings will be defending his PURE Championship against — not Cameron Ella Ava — but her sister Camille Ava, Ms. Extreme, who will stand in for her sister and fill her place in the tournament!

Talib: One guy who got there through forfeit, and the other person who gets there through nepotism, talk about corruption city! What is this, Empire?

Stew: That’s two unnecessary shots you’ve taken at other brands tonight Bari…… anyways, the other contest will feature The Score’s Jason McCormick facing perhaps the tallest task of his career as he goes one on one against Hades the Hellraiser!

Talib: The DDD Task Force will be present during that match, as they will be for every match involving The Score, including our opening bout that will get rolling after Dynasty returns…. right after the break!

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including a recap of last night’s episode of Empire, where Kassidy Heart successfully toppled Cleopatra to win the EAW Vixens Championship and capture the first singles title of her career! )

( We get a recap of the heated confrontation between Starr and Devan Dubian that took place earlier. Then we see footage captioned “During The Break”, where Devan is being escorted backstage by the DDD Task Force. The DDD Task Force leader approaches Devan, telling him he’s “free to go”, and Devan gives a sly smile before turning around and walking back into the locker room. )

( Return to Olympic Stadium. Stephie Love is standing in the center of the ring. )

Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for –

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talib: Wow, these Russians are on fire tonight!

( Stephie, taken aback, continues. )

Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!

(“Time Bomb” by Blackfoot and Rancid starts up over the stadium speakers.)

Stephie: introducing first, from Inglis, Manitoba, Canada, weighing at 250 pounds, THE PUNK ROCK COUNTY BOY… SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHAAAAAAKKKKKEEEEERRRR JJJJJJOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!

(Jones struts through the curtain, a cocky smirk on his face as the crowd greets him warmly.)

Stew: Shaker Jones looking confident tonight even though last week himself and Ryan Wilson of the Score were ejected unfairly from the venue. And you have to wonder if Jones and his friends have bitten off more than they could chew?

Talib: First off you heard the man last week. Ryan Wilson was suspended following Road To Redemption, and Jones was simply too stubborn for his own good. Second, I thought the show was better much off for having them thrown out in my opinion.

Stew: Really? And you’re not just saying that to brown nose our esteemed Chairman?

Talib: Shhhhhh! Shut up.

(Shaker rolls into the ring, taking a second to point out a new Elvis patch which reads ‘Happy Birthday King’. As he does “Dust” by Tremonti starts in place of his music.)

Stephie: and his opponent, from Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 235 pounds, THE ALPHA KING… KKKKKKEEEEEEVVVVVVIIIINNNN HHHHHUUUUUNNNNNTTTTTTEEERRRR!!!

(Hunter walks out on stage, his face stone cold and intense, his stride with purpose as makes his way to the ring.)

Stew: Well last week Kevin Hunter came up short against Jason McKormick, he’ll be looking to turn it around against his stablemate Jones. What is he going to have to do to get the win here tonight.

Talib: well for starters he is gonna Hunter is gonna want to use his strength to keep Jones on the ground, doing so will neutralize a lot of Shaker’s offense. He’ll also want to be aggressive but with control. That last word was what I think cost him against McKormick, but if he can control the fight with his aggressiveness then he’s getting a win here tonight.

(Hunter steps through the ropes and stands ready in his corner.)

( DING DING DING! )

Stew: The ref signals for the bell and this one is underway, both men meet in the center of the ring ready to lock u- WHAT IS THAT NOISE?!

(A loud siren blares as three members of Mr. DEDEDE’s task force wearing all black clothing, some wearing tactical vests, others wearing headgear and billy clubs, as they all make their way to ringside. )

Shaker Jones (off mic): You want a piece, come on and get it!

Stew: Hey what are they doing here?!

Talib: Looks like their keeping an eye out for trouble, you know they have to keep the boss safe.

Stew: What harm could come to the chairman while he’s nowhere near this match?!

Talib: Well they also are carrying out his orders when he can’t be here! They’re the reason why The Score isn’t able to compete tonight as a unit, and who knows, we may never see them out here together ever again!

Stew: And that’s fair or reasonable HOW?!

Talib: Hey you’re ignoring the match as Kevin Hunter shoves Shaker. Jones responds with a right hand to the mush! Jones with another! Hunter blocks a third and swings wildly but Shaker ducks under and comes back with a resounding right hook that looks to have stunned Kevin Hunter!

Stew: Shaker with a kick to the gut that folds Hunter over. Shaker looking to end things early as he hooks the head… RRROOOOCCCCKKKK AAAANNNNNNDDDD ROOOOLLLLLLLLLLEEEERRRRRR!!! NO! Hunter dropping down to the floor and out of Shaker’’s grip before Jones could get him up! Smart move on the part of Hunter as he quickly gets back up!

Talib: But he’s taken right back down as Shaker connected with a stiff clothesline! Hunter refuses to stay down for long however as he is back up again, Shaker rebounding off the ropes and lands the handspring back elbow! Hunter checking his mouth for blood as Jones hooks the leg for the cover!

Ref: OOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEE!!!

Stew: Hunter powering out at one. Jones bringing back up to his feet and lands a flurry of forearms to the face! Hunter up against the ropes, Jones with the Irish whip, setting up for a back body drop, but Hunter counters with a swinging neckbreaker! Shaker grabbing the back of his head as Hunter drags him back up by the wrist. Hunter with control as he pulls Shaker in, and plants him with a devastating snap scoop powerslam! Hunter with a cover, shoulders are down he may have him!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTTWWWWWOOOOOO!

Talib: Shaker popping a shoulder up. Hunter takes him up by the head, Jones breaks free of his grip AND COUNTERS WITH THE JAW DROPPER! The shoulder jaw breaker has Kevin Hunter stumbling back against the ropes. Shaker up In a flash sprinting over AND LANDS A CANADIAN CLOTHESLINE THAT SENDS BOTH MEN TUMBLING OVER THE TOP AND DOWN TO THE FLOOR!!! Wow both guys look a little banged up from that one but I think Hunter is worse for wear.

Ref: 1!

Stew: you may got that right partner as Jones is the first to his feet with Hunter follows a step behind. And look out now those task force fellows are starting to close In like a pack of hungry wolves while shaker has his back turned! Look out know the leader has that club ready, he winds back…

Ref: 2!

Stew: But Jones turns around to catch him! And will you look now as the goon squad faints innocence!

Talib: Hey He was stretching his arm that’s all! But look at Shaker Jones arguing with these men whose only job it is to keep the peace!

Ref: 3!

Stew: Shaker in a fighting stance ready to take on all three of them right here and now! He’s egging them on to make the first move! What’s gonna happen?!

Ref: 4!

Stew: OH AND KEVIN HUNTER WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! Shaker Jones laid out right at the feet of this private security group! Hunter landed that strike right to the back of the head that nearly knocked Jones out!

(Shaker lays face down on the ground trying reach out and grab at one of the task force, he barely has the wherewithal to do so as his fingertips just graze a boot. As soon as he does the task force leader kicks his hand away.)

Talib: Shaker took his eyes off the ball and right now Kevin Hunter has a huge opening as he picks him up and rolls him back into the ring and immediately goes for the cover!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE TTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!

Talib: And again Jones gets the shoulder up! Hunter not giving him an inch however as he locks on that wrenching chinlock! Smart move to try and both wear down Shaker with this hold and make him spend more energy to get up off the mat! Jones struggling to get to his knees, now to one knee, he lands a stiff elbow to the bread basket! And another! But Kevin Hunter Shuts him down with a overhead club to the back of the neck! Hunter now dropping an elbow right to the spine of Shaker! You can see Shaker wincing in Pain from that one!

Stew: Hunter dragging Shaker by the head off the canvas, Jones trying to fight back and lands a wild punch! Hunter Answers with kick to the mid-section! Hunter picking Shaker up, and brings him down across his knee with a backbreaker! Jones in agony as he clutches his back! Hunter not letting up as he takes hold of Jones’ leg, trying to turn him over… HORSE COLLAR!!! HE’S GOT THAT OVER THE SHOULDER SINGLE LEG CRAB CINCHED IN TIGHT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! Jones not giving up quite yet however! He’s trying with all his might to make it to the ropes! Inch by inch he drags not just himself but Kevin Hunter who’s dead weighting on that back!

Talib: Jones looks to be just about arms length away from the rope! He reaches out… but just can’t grab the rope. Jones in an excruciating amount of pain, but hey look there’s one of DDD’s personal security to cheer him on!

Task force leader (off mic): YOU’D BETTER WATCH YOURSELF SHAKER! ESPECIALLY AFTER LAST WEEK!

( The Task Force leader beats his billy club against the ring apron in a threatening manner.)

Stew: Look at the face of Shaker Jones, look at that look of anger and defiance! He reaches out once more… HE GETS THE ROPE!

Talib: Kevin Hunter releasing the hold and begins stomping away at Shaker! To the left leg! the left hand! the head! the right hand! Kevin Hunter trying to pick apart Shaker Jones entire body! Hunter now signaling he wants to end this!

Stew: Kevin scooping up Shaker off the mat, he set him up in position! IN THE END!!! WAIT NO! JONES TRYING TO BLOCK IT! Shaker struggling, he get his arms free! AND A BACK BODY DROP SENDS KEVIN HUNTER RIGHT OVER THE TOP AND CRASHING DOWN INTO THE LEADER OF THE TASK FORCE!!! Jones collapses, that may have been all the energy he had left after that beat down!

Talib: Look on the outside, the other two members of DDD’s task force are trying to pull Kevin Hunter off their leader, AND KEVIN KNOCKS ONE OUT WITH A RIGHT HAND TO THE CHIN!!! From behind the leader is back up and is now holding Hunter’s arms behind his own back! Hunter tryIng fight out of it, that brute squad goon measuring his shot… Hey on Shaker Jones is on the apron! He charges forward, What’s he thinking?!

Stew: GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT!!! SHAKER JONES FLYING OFF THE APRON AND WIPING OUT EVERYONE WITH THAT SINGLE LEG DROP KICK!!! BodIes strew about right in front of us, only Shaker standing tall right now as he rolls Hunter back in under the bottom rope! Jones not following in, instead he begins to climb up to the top! Hunter motionless as shaker is perched on the turnbuckle! Jones measuring… KEVIN HUNTER NIPPING UP TO HIS FEET AND LANDS A SOLID RIGHT TO THE JAW! Hunter playing a bit of possum there lulling Jones into a false sense of security! Jones rattled as Hunter climbs up to the top rope! Hunter hooking the head looking for the superplex… Jones blocks it! Jones with a shot to the ribs! Hunter with another punch to the face! Jones with a right hand of his own! Hunter with a Headbutt! Jones looking dazed as he sets up again for the superplex! BUT JONES COUNTERS WITH A FRONT SUPLEX THAT SENDS HUNTER FACE FIRST INTO THE CANVAS!!! Shaker looking to end this!

Talib: Hunter on his feet, Jones leaping off the top rope… MR.JONES WILD-DOOMSDAY!!! Kevin Hunter with an amazing counter out of nowhere! Shaker is out like a light as Kevin inches his way towards his! Hunter draping the arm, this one’s over!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO! TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRRR-

Stew: SHAKER JONES KICKING OUT! I DON’T BELIEVE IT! How did he find the strength to raise the arm!

Talib: Blame Kevin Hunter, he was only able to just drape his hand over Shaker’s chest! He needed to get a press and hook the leg! In this sport you cannot take anything for granted and you must make sure you’re doing Everything in your power to keep your opponent from kicking out!

Stew: Hunter slowly to his feet, Jones just starting to stir! Kevin laying in wait, Jones back up, Hunter scoops him up on to his shoulders! We know what’s next …

KILLER EF-NO, SHAKER SLIPPING OUT BEHIND HUNTER! ROOOOOOCCCCCKKKKKKKKK AAAANNNNDDDD RRRRROOOOOLLLLLLLLEEEERRRR! THE LIFTING SPINNING DDT CONNECTS THIS TIME!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOO! TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!

( DING DING DING! )

( “Time Bomb” picks back up, and Shaker Jones gets up to have his arm raised by the referee. )

Stephie Love: Here is your winner… SHAKEEEER JOOOOOONESSS!!!!

Talib: Shake n’ Bake ready to celebrate, but not so fast, the Task Force is already entering the ring and trying to shut the operation down!

( The DDD Task Force tell Shaker to quickly leave the ring. Shaker puts up resistance, but begrudgingly complies. )

Stew: Are you really going to defend this? It hasn’t even been 30 minutes and it feels like they’ve been all over this broadcast.

Talib: We ain’t seen anything close to the last of them Stew, but I asked around about these folks and basically they’re here to carry out DDD’s commands at every turn of this show. I ‘ont know the details of everything but rumor has it the leader of the task force takes direct orders from Mr. DEDEDE in real time! The Chairman paying out of pocket to provide some, I guess you can say, quality control over Friday Night Dynasty in his absence.

Stew: “Quality Control”… yikes. Now this is just giving me PTSD style Zack Crash era flashbacks.

( Camera transitions backstage to a dark, poorly lit cellar of the stadium only furnished by a sink with a cracked mirror on the wall, a couple of production crates, and a steel chair with the EAW PURE Championship draped over the seat. We see a shadowy backdrop of electrical wiring and gas pipes that lead to the boiler room. )

( Erebus Jennings walks into the frame with a grim look on his face. He looks into the mirror anticipating the match he has coming later tonight…. )

Erebus Jennings: You have a lot of nerve.

???: You know,

( While Erebus looks in the mirror we see, from the mirror’s perspective, a figure emerging from the shadows behind him. That figure is Soothsayer Hamasa. )

Soothsayer Hamasa: I am not a very difficult being to find. Unlike others, I do not hide myself from the light. The shadows are not a place of solace for myself. I simply view all that transpires within them, from my surface glass view of this plane.

Erebus: That’s impressive. But confident bearings don’t make up for displays of cowardice. It doesn’t make a difference whether you do your dirt in the light or the darkness; sicking your Monster and your Devil on me was not only cowardly, it was an act of war.

( Hamasa walks forward, Erebus quickly turns around with a look on his face that forbids her from coming any closer. )

Hamasa: If a confession is what you seek, you shall have it. It was I who sanctioned the unmerciful assault by the hands of The Devil and The Monstrous Man.

Erebus: As if I were not privy to that.

( Erebus picks up the black baseball bat from the floor besides him. )

Erebus: Now explain to me why you did it.

Hamasa: Easy goings, man of shadows. You are not even fully capable of fighting me in your state, much less Camille Ava.

Erebus: I’ll worry about Camille Ava later in the evening. Right now I want answers, or there will be repercussions for the sins of your allies.

Hamasa: Results in the form of the truth that you unknowingly cannot handle?

Erebus: I’m not going to ask you again.

Hamasa: Many respond viscerally to so-called threats with trepidation, others respond with contentious rage. I, unlike most, do not respond to threats at all.

( Erebus sighs, turns to the chair next to him and picks up his PURE Championship. The little bit of light in the room seems to reflect off of the gold. )

Erebus: I am in for one of the greater challenges of my career this evening, so far. Whether I’m at 80%, or even half of what I’m normally capable of, I am walking out onto that battlefield ready to defend what is mine. Inform your Monster, warn your Devil that if I ever come across them, they will not be allowed to rationalize their reasons for attacking me. They should be prepared to pay a hefty toll for their deeds.

Hamasa: Very well. However, what of their motives? What toll shall they fear when their command comes from the man who can cover every fee?

Erebus: I thought you said you initiated the attack.

Hamasa: So too does the piper play the tune for he who compensates the piper. When a man truly wants, often, the man is able to get. As a great, and powerful man once said… he who laughs last, laughs best.

Erebus: I should have known. So you’ve realigned yourself with Mr. DEDEDE. He’s the one who put you all up to this, isn’t he.

Hamasa: I hold no ill will against you, man of shadows. I wish only good fortune upon you. After all, you will need it.

( Hamasa turns around and walks back into the shadows until she can no longer be seen. )

( Camera opens up with a panoramic shot of the Moscow Olympic Stadium, ready for more action. )

(“King of the Underground” — R.A. the Rugged Man plays through the speakers as the crowd gives a positive reaction. Malik Kennedy steps on top of the ramp as he is getting the crowd hyped up before making his way down to the ring. On his way to the ring, he is seen tagging the hands of some fans.)

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Stephie Love: Introducing first, from Cleveland, Ohio, weighing in 177 pounds, he is “The King of the Underground”, MALLLLLLIIIIIKKKKKKK KEEEENNNNNEEEEDDDDDYYYYY!!

Stew: Malik Kennedy is one of the new signees we got over the last few weeks! Malik earned the name “King of the Underground” by wrestling all around the world and gaining popularity on the independent wrestling circuit!

Talib: He may have the experience of wrestling all over the world, but Dynasty is a whole other world that he may not be familiar with! He had a great look, but I’m excited to see what he brings into this match!

(“Gangsta’s Paradise” — Coolio replaces “King of the Underground” as Thadd Blazevich steps on the top of the ramp. The crowd is shown reacting positive to him as Thadd is smiling and enjoying the scenery before making his way down to the ring.)

Stephie Love: Introducing his opponent, from Greenwich, Connecticut, weighing in 220 pounds, he is “RADD” THHHHAAAAADDDD BLAAAZZZZEEEVICCCCHHHHHHH!!

Talib: Here is a young man, who has gotten himself quite a following over the past two weeks! “Radd” Thadd Blazevich is probably one of the calmest men I have ever seen come into wrestling! I swear, he’s been smoking something!

Stew: Talib, I would not put it against him, but we cannot ignore the reaction that Thadd Blazevich has been receiving! When he steps into the ring, it’s all business with him and he has been able to deliver! He has been able to show the Dynasty roster, why they need to remember the name, Thadd Blazevich!

( Thadd is at ringside and greets a person in front row wearing a “Hay Mistah Carter” t-shirt. The two greet with a dap handshake followed by a bro hug. Thadd’s friend is sitting with a beautiful young woman and she stands up and greets Thadd as well. Thadd’s ringside friend gives him a pep talk, and shortly after he enters the ring ready to compete. )

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Talib: This is going to be a good one, Stew! Two of Dynasty’s newest stars battling it out in this very ring! Thadd Blazevich and Malik Kennedy meet in the center of the ring as Thadd is extending a fist bump! Malik is looking at as Thadd, feeling a little hesitant. Thadd is trying to encourage him to fist bump him back as the crowd right here in Moscow, Russia is encouraging him to do so! Come on, I wanna see a little competition!

Stew: Malik Kennedy fist bumps Thadd Blazevich back! The crowd cheers in approval as the two men go for a collar-and-elbow tie up! Thadd quickly gets his arms around Malik’s waist! THADD PICKS UP MALIK AND CONNECTS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! NO! MALIK MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS FEET! THADD TURNS AROUND AS MALIK CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK, BUT THADD MANAGES TO DUCK OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SPEAR TAKEDOWN! THADD IS THROWING SOME FISTS AT MALIK’S DIRECTION! THADD IS GETTING HIMSELF UP TO HIS FEET AS MALIK DISTANCES HIMSELF AWAY FROM THADD A BIT! It is probably because he wants to process everything that is going to happen! Malik uses the advantage of the distance to run towards Thadd! Malik slides underneath Thadd’s leg and Malik connects with a roll-up! No! Thadd manages to roll out of the way before connecting with a sharp knee! No! Malik manages to connect with a leg sweep that takes down “Thadd 2 Badd”! Malik Kennedy gets Thadd Blazevich back to his feet before whipping him towards the corner! Thadd counters Malik’s whip as Malik goes towards the corner! MALIK IS ABLE TO CATCH HIMSELF BY CLUTCHING TOWARDS THE ROPES BEFORE HE COLLIDES WITH THEM! THADD RACES TOWARDS MALIK, BUT MALIK MANAGES TO FLIP HIMSELF USING THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CORNER AND GET BEHIND THADD! THADD TURNS AROUND AS MALIK CONNECTS WITH A PELE KICK THAT TAKES THADD TO THAT CORNER!

Talib: Malik Kennedy takes a few steps back before running and connecting with a running cornered meteora! HE MANAGES TO STAND ON THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SERIES OF PUNCHES TO THADD’S HEAD! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THADD BLAZEVICH HAS MALIK IN POSITION FOR A POWERBOMB! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! MALIK COUNTERS WITH A A FRANKENSTEINER AS HE TAKES DOWN! THADD! LOOK AT THIS, STEW! THADD MANAGES TO GET HIMSELF IN A SEATED POSITION AS HE SLIDES AWAY FROM MALIK DUE TO THE IMPACT OF THE FRANKENSTEINER! Thadd gets himself quickly on his feet as Malik goes right after him with a dropkick, which sends Thadd into another corner! Malik connects with an enzuiguri to a cornered Thadd as that gets him to his knees! Malik pulls Thadd in and connects with a DDT! Malik goes for the cover!

Referee: OOOOONE!!

Stew: Thadd Blazevich manages to kick out at one! Malik Kennedy quickly gets Thadd back to his feet and throws a punch that knocks Thadd back a bit! Thadd steps forward and throws a punch back to Malik! No! Malik is able to duck. He runs towards the ropes, bounces off of them and connects with a crossbody! Look at this, Talib! Thadd manages to catch Malik before he can fully connect with the crossbody! Thadd is showing off to the crowd his impressive strength before he gets Malik and connects with a belly-to-belly suplex! Thadd tries to go for a cover, but Malik manages to move out of the way before the referee could get in position for the count! Thadd tries to stay on the offense as Malik gets back to his feet! Thadd connects with a knee to Malik’s gut before whipping him to the ropes! Malik manages to grab onto the ropes as Thadd goes running after him! MALIK MANAGES TO LIFT THADD UP AS HE FLIPS AND LANDS ON THE APRON OUTSIDE OF THE RING! MALIK TURNS AROUND AND THADD WITH A HIGH KICK WHICH CONNECTS TO MALIK’S FOREHEAD! MALIK STUMBLES BACK AS THADD MANAGES TO PLACE HIMSELF ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! HE SEES MALIK COMING CLOSER TO HIM AS THADD FLIES OFF THE TOP ROPE AND CONNECTS WITH A DIVING DROPKICK! MALIK KENNEDY GOES DOWN! THADD IS GETTING HIMSELF FIRED UP AS THE CROWD HERE IN MOSCOW IS FEELING THAT!

Talib: Thadd Blazevich gets Malik Kennedy on his shoulder! It looks like he is going to go for that Inverted crucifix! Malik goes down as that crucifix transitions to a sitout side powerslam! The Brotato Chip!

Stew: Malik Kennedy manages to catch himself on his feet! MALIK CONNECTS WITH A CUTTER ON THADD BLAZEVICH! THADD GOES DOWN AS HE IS HOLDING HIS NECK! THADD DEFINITELY FELT THAT! MALIK HAS SHIFTED THE MATCH IN HIS FAVOR HE RISES BACK TO HIS FEET! THADD FINDS HIMSELF SEATED ON THE MAT AS MALIK BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A SHINING WIZARD! THADD FALLS BACK AS MALIK GETS ONE OF THADD’S LEGS! MALIK APPLIES A SINGLE-LEG BOSTON CRAB ON THADD! AS YOU CAN SEE ON THADD’S FACE, YOU CAN TELL THAT HE IS FEELING THAT SUBMISSION HOLD! MALIK IS TRYING TO PULL THADD AWAY FROM THE ROPES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! IF THADD DOES NOT QUIT, MALIK MAY AT LEAST WEAR HIM DOWN ENOUGH TO CAPITALIZE AND WIN THE MATCH! THADD IS TRYING TO REACH FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE! MALIK SEEMS TO HAVE A PRETTY GOOD HOLD ON THE BOSTON CRAB! THADD STILL IS NOT GIVING UP THIS MATCH AS HE IS CONTINUING TO CLAW TOWARDS THAT BOTTOM ROPE! WILL HE GET HIS HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE? YES! THADD IS CLUTCHING ONTO THAT BOTTOM ROPE! MALIK HAS NO OTHER CHOICE, BUT TO RELEASE THE HOLD!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

Talib: Malik Kennedy releases that hold! Thadd Blazevich tries to shake some feeling back to his leg, which was being held by Malik! Thadd grasps onto the top rope to help him rise back to his feet! Malik goes right after Thadd! Thadd manages to get Malik up, but Malik uses Thadd as assistance to connect with a headscissors takedown! Thadd goes spinning around as he quick gets back up, but Malik gets Thadd and connects with a flatliner! Malik gets Thadd Blazevich back up to his feet! It seems like Thadd is out of it! Malik has Thadd in position for the hammerlock DDT, the Underground DDT! If this connects, we could be seeing the beginning of the end, Stew!

Stew: Look at this, Talib! THADD BLAZEVICH MANAGES TO PUSH MALIK KENNEDY OUT OF THE WAY! MALIK KENNEDY BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH CLOTHESLINE, BUT THADD SEES IT COMING AS HE CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK, WHICH TAKES MALIK OFF HIS FEET! MALIK IS FLAT ON HIS BACK AS THADD GETS MALIK INTO A SEATED POSITION BEFORE PICKING MALIK UP TO HIS FEET! THADD CONNECTS WITH THE BROTEIN SHAKE! THE QUICK RELEASE DRAGON SUPLEX! OH GOD, IT SEEMS LIKE MALIK KENNEDY LANDED ON HIS NECK! THIS MAY NOT BE A GOOD THING AT ALL! MALIK IS HOLDING ONTO HIS NECK! I HOPE IT’S NOT INJURED AT ALL AND WILL NOT LET IT HOLD HIM BACK IN THIS MATCH! MALIK IS ON HIS BACK AS THADD CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO MALIK! THAT LOOKED PRETTY HARSH, TALIB! MALIK IS HOLDING ONTO HIS CHEST NOW AS THADD IS GOING FOR THE COVER!

Referee: OOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOO!!

Talib: Malik Kennedy still has some fight in him, Stew! It’s not going to be easy to get this man down for the three count. The same could be said about Thadd Blazevich! Both men have looked really good and I could see any of them pulling off the victory! THADD IS GETTING MALIK TO HIS KNEES AS THADD HAS APPLIED THE MY GIRLFRIEND TAUGHT ME THIS — A DRAGON SLEEPER HOLD! I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MALIK IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THIS MOVE! IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING IF THERE IS ANYTHING IN HIS ARSENAL THAT COULD COUNTER THIS MOVE! THADD SEEMS LIKE HE IS APPLYING MORE PRESSURE ONTO THE HOLD! IF MALIK DOES NOT RELEASE THIS HOLD, HE IS GOING TO PASS OUT! HE REALLY NEEDS TO THINK OF SOMEWAY TO GET OUT OF THIS MOVE AND RESUME THIS MATCH! WAIT A MINUTE? MALIK KENNEDY IS IS SLOWLY RISING TO HIS FEET, BUT THADD IS NOT RELEASING THE HOLD! HE SEEMS TO BE FIGHTING THE SUBMISSION HOLD! MALIK IS TRYING TO BREAK FREE FROM THIS SUBMISSION HOLD! MALIK IS LOOKING FOR SOME SORT OF WAY TO FIGHT THIS MOVE! OH MY GOD, STEW! THADD BLAZEVICH CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! MALIK IS HOLDING HIS BACK IN PAIN! THADD IS GESTURING FOR MALIK TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET! I AM NOT SURE WHAT HE IS GOING TO GO WITH, BUT IT WON’T BE PRETTY!

Stew: DUDE, IT’S A SPEAR! THE SPEAR TAKES DOWN MALIK KENNEDY! THADD BLAZEVICH COULD GO FOR THE PIN IF HE WANTED TOO, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE HE IS GOING FOR THAT TOP ROPE! HE GETS ON THAT TOP TURNBUCKLE! HE IS POSING FOR THE CROWD AS HE GOES FOR THE FLOBRO 420! THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS! THIS IS GOING TO BE A THING OF BEAUTY, TALIB! IF YOU’RE WATCHING THIS MATCH AT HOME, SET YOUR DVRS BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO REWATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

Talib: No! Malik Kennedy rises back to his feet! He runs towards Thadd Blazevich and and stands on the second row of the turnbuckle! Malik manages to balance himself on the top turnbuckle! HE HAS THADD IN POSITION AS THE TWO MEN GO FLYING FROM THE TURNBUCKLE AND MALIK KENNEDY WITH A SPANISH FLY! THADD AND MALIK ARE DOWN! THESE TWO MEN HAVE BEEN VERY IMPRESSIVE, STEW! ALL THESE NEWCOMERS NEED IS A CHANCE TO PROVE THEMSELVES AND GAIN THE APPROVAL OF THE CROWD! They are doing just that! Malik scrambles to his feet first. Thadd is slowly rising back to his feet! Malik’s leg is shaking! He is more than anticipating the moment for Thadd Blazevich to get back to his feet! It Came From Cleveland! The superkick directly at Thadd!

Stew: No! Thadd Blazevich manages to duck from Malik Kennedy’s It Came From Cleveland! Enziguri from Thadd, which knocks down Malik! Malik falls to his knees as that enziguri only knocked down did a bit of what Thadd thought it was going to do! Thadd gets Malik and connects with a kneeling DDT! Malik is down! THIS MAY BE THADD’S ONLY MOMENT TO CONNECTING WITH THAT FLOBRO 420! THADD IS HYPING UP THE CROWD AS HE GETS ON THAT TOP TURNBUCKLE! HE IS POSING ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS HE JUMPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! FLLLLLOOOOOOOOBRRRROOOOOOOOOO 420! LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL SHOOTING STAR PRESS, TALIB! THADD BLAZEVICH LANDS ON MALIK KENNEDY AS THADD STAYS THERE FOR THE COVER!

Referee: OOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEE!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Gangsta’s Paradise” plays once again as Thadd Blazevich gets back to his feet. The official of the match raises Thadd’s arm in victory and holds it there for a moment.)

Stephie Love: The winner of this match, THHHHHAAAAAAADDDDDDDD BLAAAZZZZEEEEVIIICCCCCHHHHH!

Stew: What an amazing showing with Malik Kennedy and Thadd Blazevich! Both men brought everything to the table for this match and delivered! I was impressed by both of them and they have bright futures in EAW!

Talib: Thadd Blazevich proved to be the better man tonight! I think both of those men are stars and they shined tonight! Thadd Blazevich is one of the more interesting men on the roster and with an impressive victory such as this one, the Dynasty roster should be paying attention to this man!

( Thadd Blazevich calls for his friend at ringside to enter the ring. His friend hops over the barricade, jumps up to the apron and enters the ring to celebrate the victory along with Thadd. Thadd’s buddy raises his arm, and the two talk it up in the ring while Malik Kennedy is recovering from a disappointing loss at ringside. )

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — Featuring a hype video for tomorrow’s episode of Showdown! As Moscow enjoys a 3rd straight day of EAW action, three men vye for a shot at the EAW Championship as Cody Marshall, Terry Chambers and Chris Elite meet in triple threat action to determine who meets the ‘GOAT’ champion, Ahren Fournier, at King of Elite for the biggest prize in all of sports! Tune in tomorrow at 8pm, 7 central for more, only on USA! )

( Broadcast opens back up to Starr Stan’s office, where Starr appears distracted as he’s removed his tie and blazer and is still a little sweaty in his all white button down dress shirt after the altercation with Devan earlier. Standing by is Thadd Blazevich who is gloating after his victory before the break. )

Thadd Blazevich: I swear man it’s like time moves in slow-mo when I’m in the ring! Shit dude, Malik Kennedy’s hella good man that guy is the future, but Thadd 2 Badd is the now hombre.

Starr: (looking serious as ever, but sounding pleasant) Good, very happy for you, you did a good job.

Thadd: Did you peep the man though? Fuck I intercepted that superkick good bro, that would have put my lights out. He got me with that Spanish Fly though I admit, that had me zoned out than the time I ate my buddy Brad’s special brownies.

Starr: Uh, sorry I didn’t see the match. Hey Thadd it’s nice talking to you and all, you’re an entertaining kid, but I’m just not in the mood to hang out right now.

Thadd: No worries man it’s all good. But can I lob you over to my boy real quick? Was hoping maybe you could give the dude a tryout match.

Starr: I don’t know.

Thadd: Broooo trust me, you won’t be sorry you’ll be thanking me if you pick this kid up. Guy’s a stud mahn. You know how, like, gamers have Overwatch and weebs have Yugioh cards? That’s totally my boy Cros when it comes to wrestling bro. (to off-screen) Yeo Cros’ come in here!!!

( Thadd’s friend from earlier in the evening, Crosby Carter, enters the frame along with his wife Carsyn Carter. Crosby introduces himself to Starr. )

Crosby Carter: What’s up man, pleased to meet a living legend.

( Starr and Crosby shake hands. )

Starr: It’s nice to meet you.

Crosby: Wish I had my resume on hand haha, this was kind of short notice. Thought Thadd and I would just be here to hit the slopes.

Starr: Hope it’s not “those” slopes.

Crosby: Nahh, just skiing in Siberia.

Starr: The hell would you guys do that for?

Thadd: I’m tryna tell you Starr this guy lives on the fuckin edge! He hasn’t even been able to wrestle for hella long because he doesn’t give two shits! Picture old school WWEFan and the late great Extreme Enigma fused into one. This guy’s hardcore!

Starr: So you think you have what it takes to make it on Friday Night Dynasty?

Crosby: I know I have what it takes. The real question is, does Friday Night Dynasty have what it takes to keep me entertained.

Starr: I like the attitude kid. If you can make it to next week’s Dynasty in Berlin, you’ve got yourself a tryout match.

Thadd: Fuck yeah!

Crosby: I won’t let the opportunity go to waste.

Thadd: Let’s get you some training bro! Gotta get the ring rust out! Burn off those donuts you’ve been eating while sitting on the couch every day!

Crosby: (laughing) Shut up dude!

( Thadd, Crosby and Carsyn all exit the room laughing and joking and Starr picks up his phone from his desk. )

???: Ahem.

( Starr looks up, unamused, and rolls his eyes as the camera slightly pans out and we see Theron Nikolas. Theron is holding his Answers World Championship over his shoulder and is dressed in a 1% tracksuit. )

Theron Nikolas: That might be the most disrespectful gesture I have ever seen from an acting General Manager since that last sleazeball I put into retirement, Ronn Banks.

Starr: What do you want Theron, I’m not in the mood.

Theron: Listen just because you’ve got your panties in a bunch over some little scuffle with your ex lackey doesn’t mean you can carry over that same energy to me.

Starr: Jesus Christ, what are you bored or something??

Theron: I specifically made sure some time would be set aside for me to address the four Dynasty King of Elite tournament competitors, one by one, as individuals. You have made exactly zero accomodations for that.

Starr: What did you want me to do, line them all up in the ring while you verbally dress them down?

Theron: That’s exactly what I wanted: this to be organized. So far it’s not, which isn’t new for Dynasty but for the love of God you would think that I’d get just a little bit of help around here considering I’m going out of my way to do something selfless for this brand.

Starr: Yeah right. You’re here to stroke your own ego and nothing more. I’m getting sick of the egoes around here truth be told, you want to tell me about selfless??? I’m selfless for this brand every freaking week when I could sitting on the beach of Saint-Tropez, so excuse me if I don’t have a medal to give you for your “selflessness.” Why don’t you handle whatever you’re trying to handle on your own, by yourself, and try not to get punched in the face. I’m sure ALL of them would like to do just that, and right now I can’t say I blame them.

Theron: You’re just a ticking time bomb of incompetence aren’t you. Fine enough, clearly if I want something done right it has to be done myself.

( Theron walks out of the room and the feed transitions back to the stadium. )

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — featuring an ad for next week’s edition of Empire where Queen’s Court will defend their Empire Tag Team Championships against Fatal Destiny! Also, two of the faces of Empire in Astraea Jordan and Andrea Valentine meet one on one in the main event of the evening, as Empire emanates from the home of King of Elite 2017; the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark! Tune in for a can’t miss Empire next Thursday at 8pm, 7 central. )

( Camera opens back up to the backstage area where we are in Ms. Extreme’s dressing room, and she is doing her stretches to prepare for the upcoming main event match tonight for the PURE Championship and advancement into the King of Elite semi-finals. )

( Soon after, Kathy Kush enters the room with a microphone in hand looking to get a word. )

Kathy Kush: Hi Camille, do you mind if I get a word?

Ms. Extreme: Sure! What’s good.

Kathy: Well I’m sure I speak for both of us and really many people in general when I say, if someone were to tell me two weeks ago that Ms. Extreme would be in the main event of Dynasty in the King of Elite tournament, with a shot at becoming PURE Champion to kick off 2019, there would be no way that I’d believe you. With such a fast turnaround at such short notice, how do you even begin to prepare for such a tumultuous challenge ahead?

Ms. Extreme: I think first off that I agree with you 100% Kathy, but it goes to show that the universe has got a real twisted sense of humor. I can’t say these are the best circumstances with what happened to my sister, but–

( Theron Nikolas butts his way into the conversation, appearing in the frame from out of nowhere. )

Theron Nikolas: Yeah? That’s nice, sounds great, cool stuff. Say Kathy mind if you give Camille and I a minute? The champ just wants to have a little chat.

( Kathy shrugs her shoulders and walks away. )

Ms. Extreme: What the fuck do you want Theron.

Theron: That’s God-Emperor to you, first of all. Secondly, I understand you’ve been inserted in my tournament to fight for my crown, and even though I have no reason at all to support you in any of your endeavors — UNFORTUNATELY, there is a chance that you end up being Dynasty’s representative for the KOE crown down in Johannesburg.

Ms. Extreme: Well I don’t need your support. Correction, I don’t want your support.

Theron: Well I don’t need you or want you to be King of Elite, but I want the crown on my brand and if some concussion prone tramp such as yourself somehow manages to fall assfirst into the finals I figured she would AT LEAST represent my brand with some sort of dignity. So as far as your match with Erebus tonight, take my advice, finish the son of a Bitch off as quick as you possibly can.

Ms. Extreme: I’m sorry, didn’t you just say you don’t want me as King of Elite at all? Why the fuck are you helping me?

Theron: Does every Ava have her head up her own ass? I just told you, I want my brand to be well represented. I’m going to spend my time down in South Africa kicking around a fallen, disgraced, sad excuse for an Ace. I don’t need some floozy embarrassing my brand and devaluing my crown. Like I said, go for Erebus’ knees, go for his weak points. DDD already got Hamasa’s goons to break him down last week, there is no way he should even taste the semi-finals let alone the actual cross-branded KOE finals. Redeem yourself from the utterly disappointment of a season you’ve had so far and do as I tell you, and you just might have some value to this brand after all.

Ms. Extreme: I apologize, I’m truly sorry, maybe I didn’t make myself clear enough. (1) I don’t need your support (2) I don’t want your support (3) kill yourself.

Theron: Wow. Classy.

Ms. Extreme: Any friend of Mr. DEDEDE’s is an enemy of mine, so as far as your advice you can shove it up your own ass. Go fuck yourself.

Theron: That’s fine. No, that’s cool. See ya later then, stay classy as usual, Camille.

( Theron turns around and walks away, muttering the word “bitch” under his breath while Camille completely shrugs off his existence and taps on her airpods to continue her stretches. )

(Commercial break for Neiman Marcus featuring the Jaded Wolfe Hearts. It takes place mainly in the fine jewelry section.)

(As Dynasty returns from break, the manager of Lucas Johnson, Albert Hitchman, is seen standing in the ring. He has a microphone in hand and honestly, he looks pretty agitated; red faced and sweating profusely. Gross.)

Albert Hitchman: I’ve seen a lot of things during my time here in Elite Answers Wrestling; some of the most awful things you could ever imagine. But what happened last week to my client Lucas Johnson might have been the biggest miscarriage of justice ever. Lucas was not set up for success last week. The referee made his bias towards Hades perfectly clear from the opening bell. He constantly made his presence felt when it was not necessary, and seeing me in distress at ringside no doubt caused Lucas to be distracted. There’s no doubt in my mind that was a plan put together by Hades himself because he knew damn well he would never be able to beat my client fairly. Someone like Hades the Hellraiser sees a hot, young competitor like Lucas Johnson and automatically feels threatened.

(The Hitch shakes his head, sweat dripping down his face.)

Albert Hitchman: Hades the Hellraiser was humiliated back at Road to Redemption and he felt the need to take his frustrations out on Lucas. Last week was so unfair, and I can not harp on that fact enough. But… BUT despite the clear referee bias and everything Lucas has been through the last few weeks, my client still fought. Lucas rose to the occasion and displayed more bravery, class, and passion than any other member of this Dynasty roster. That young man wanted nothing more than to go to King of Elite and win that crown. He carried Hades to the greatest match of Hades’ career, and the ending… the ending was horrible. The ending was pure trash. The ending is something that never should have happened but it did, and that’s because Hades is a coward.

(The sold out Russian crowd is honestly puzzled by The Hitch right now. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the way Hades secured his victory last week.)

Albert Hitchman: Hades took the cheap way out last week because he knew there was no other way to keep Lucas down. Despite the fact Lucas walked into that match hurt and the victim of attempted murder, Hades had to be a coward. The fact that he’s a Hall of Famer is absolutely disgusting to me. I have zero respect, or tolerance for that matter, for a man who conducts his business the way Hades did last week. Under normal circumstances, there’s no doubt in my mind that Lucas slips out of Pandora’s Box completely unscathed. But last week was not conducted under normal circumstances.

(Hitchman’s face is turning even redder the angrier he gets during this.)

Albert Hitchman: Lucas was injured. Lucas was the victim of a conspiracy concocted by Hades and the official. Lucas’ shoe was untied during most of the match. I’m not sure if any of you were aware of that. Most professional athletes can’t compete unless their shoelaces are tied together but Lucas did what he does, and that was power through the adversity. He also dealt with being jet lagged, and I know none of you people were aware of that. I bet you also had no clue that his taxi to the building last week got a flat tire on the way and Lucas himself fixed the freaking tire. Lucas Johnson is the most underrated, under appreciated talent I have ever seen in EAW. I’m so sick of watching him not get what he deserves, and that is his spot as the face of this company. There’s no better man than Lucas Johnson to carry this company on his shoulders.

(All together, the crowd makes this exact face:

:usure:

The Hitch is definitely sure, though.)

Albert Hitchman: Hades the Hellraiser, I know you’re listening. I’m going to give you one chance to come out here, admit that Lucas was better than you, and that you are sorry for being such a cowardly piece of shit. I want you to admit that the move you used on Lucas should be banned because it’s clearly illegal. And more than anything, I want you to admit that your victory was tainted. Do it. Do it right now. Come out here and remove yourself from the King of Elite tournament and give Lucas the chance he deserves to compete for that crown.

(Hitch lowers the microphone and looks out to the stage. He fully expects to hear Hades’ music start playing at any second. A few precious moments tick by and it becomes abundantly clear that Hades the Hellraiser is not going to give Albert Hitchman the time of day. The Hitch angrily grips the microphone and raises it back to his lips.)

Albert Hitchman: HADES!!!! HADES I’M WARNING YOU!!! YOU ARE GOING TO REGRET THIS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. And before you drop some line and say, ‘don’t threaten me.’ Let me tell you this. I don’t make idle threats, Hades. I make promises.

(The Hitch slams the microphone into the mat and storms out of the ring. )

( The feed transitions backstage to one of the catering sections, focusing on protein shakes and liquid nutrition, as Hades The Hellraiser is standing by dressed in his usual ring gear, vest and dark shades over his eyes with an expressionless face. The cheerful catering barista is mixing up Hades’ protein shake, and Theron Nikolas is imparting wisdom upon him. )

Theron: You want to know why vermin like Lucas Johnson are able to say your victories over them are a fluke? Because you leave too much freaking doubt. Half of this roster is like half of your size, why are you attempting to put them out with submissions? When you do that you open the floodgates for the Lucas Johnson’s of the world to not take you serious. Look at when you beat DDD for example, now THAT was a fluke, but it’s obvious you would decimate guys like Lucas and even Jason McKormick on any day of the week.

( Hades doesn’t respond. )

Theron: Guys like McKormick are a dime a dozen around here, they rely on either flippy shit or on deathmatch gutter trash. He’s not a highly skilled Elitist, not on the caliber of people like you and I. Believe it or not you’re actually my favorite to win the entire tournament, I think you can go toe to toe with anybody in this company, but it’s time to man up and grow some balls start imposing your will on people around here, and if you know what’s good for you that all starts with Jason McKormick.

Like I told you, McKormick is not that naturally gifted, he’s just bolstered by the people he keeps around him and you finally have a fair advantage now that you don’t have to look over your shoulder for the rest of The Score every 5 seconds. All McKormick has going for him is work ethic. You’re telling me McKormick is going to outwork you? A guy who’s won the Grand Rampage? Made record setting elimination counts? Won more matches at Pain for Pride than McKormick’s even won matches at all? Get real, if you ask me–

Barista: Sir, your shake is ready!

( Hades turns to the Barista and grabs the shake from her hand. Theron watches with a quizzical look on his face as Hades gulps down the contigo container until it’s completely empty, and sets it down on the table. )

Hades: (to Theron) Listen to me loud and clear… you listening?

( Theron nods. )

Hades: You make sure you retain your Answers World Championship against a guy 10x as talented as you, and I’ll make sure I put Malcolm Jones and whoever steps up from Voltage down for the crown. In other words, you stay out of my goddamn way, I’ll stay out of yours. If you have a problem with that, of course, then I would be happy to show you how much of a “fluke” my victory over Lucas Johnson was by choking you out in the exact same fashion.

( Hades brushes past Theron and walks away, leaving Theron to look on with a scornful glare. )

Barista: Excuse me sir, would you like to try one of the Russian style Vodka spiked pumpkin spice flavored protein shakes? 😀

( Theron takes the cup out of the Baristas hand…. and throws all of the contents of the cup right back into the Barista’s face, ruining her outfit and ruining her day. Theron walks off muttering, leaving behind the tearful employee covered in protein drink. )

( Return to ringside. )

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stephie Love: the following contest is scheduled for one fall!

(“Blood//Water” by Grandson starts to play over the arena speakers.)

Stephie: Introducing first, from Salem, Massachusetts, weighing in at 185 pounds, THE REAPER… BOOOOWWIIIIEEEE GGGGRRRRAAAAYYYY!!!!

(Gray steps out past the curtain paying no mind to the mixed reaction he receives.).

Stew: Last week we saw an impressive victory by Bowie Gray as he overcame the talents of Malik Kennedy. If you’re his opponent tonight what do you have to do to come away with a victory?

Talib: Well you can game plan all you want, but when Bowie goes into that place where that reaper side of his personality is in control, all bets are off. There are few with the kind of pure relentless aggression and remorseless that Gray posses when he is in that state of mind. Bottom line, anyone who’s in the ring with Bowie Gray is in for a long night.

(Gray rolls into the ring under the bottom rope, a nasty scowl painting his face. As he waits “Psyched out “ by The Supersuckers hits sending the crowd into a frenzy.)

Stephie: And his opponent, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 200 pounds, ITHE CANADIAN STUD MUFFIN… RRRRYYYYYAAAAANNNNNN WWWWIIIIILLLLLLSSSSSOOOOONNN!!!

( Wilson blasts out on stage feeding off the music and crowd alike.)

Stew: Ryan Wilson looking like he’s having a good time right now, last week however he was suspended by order of the Chairman, and forcibly ejected from the building by his private security force.

Talib: well I can’t say I blame them. An order came down directly from our esteemed chairman, and He refused to comply. He’s lucky to have a job in my book.

Stew: He might not feel lucky to have a job if he’s gotten on DDD’s bad side.

Talib: Hey that’s MISTER DEDEDE to you, your boss. Not just saying that because Dynasty is a surveillance police state now either. -wipes sweat off his forehead-

(Wilson steps into the ring fired up and ready.)

( DING DING DING! )

Stew: there’s the opening bell! Both men in the center of the ring as they lock up, Wilson quick to take the advantage with the arm wringer, Ryan with control of the arm and unleashes a series of shoot kicks to the calf! Gray still on his feet but not handling Wilson picking apart multiple limbs at the same time. Grey trying to break out of the hold, but Wilson taking him down to the canvas with an arm drag! Wilson staying on him not giving an inch as he applies an arm bar!

Talib: I gotta admit it’s smart strategy to take Gray down to the mat and wear him down one part at a time! Wilson now trying to transition out of the armbar, what’s he thinking here? CRIPPLER CROSSFACE! NO! grey slipping out before it can be fully applied! Bowie on all fours as he scurries back away from Wilson! Both men back to their feet cautiously, BOWIE OUTTA NOWHERE WITH A WILD CLOTHESLINE! BUT RYAN DUCKS! Bowie still charging and rebounds off the ropes! But Wilson takes him over with the hip toss! FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY THE CROSS ARM BREAKER!!!

Stew: Wilson really zeroing I’m on that arm as he wrenches back! Gray has to be in tremendous pain, but that twisted mind of his blocks it out some! Gray starting to stir, now trying to stack Wilson up! He does, the shoulders on the mat!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!

Stew: Wilson able to roll Bowie back to the mat and reapply the pressure! Gray struggling in the early going here! Bowie trying to crawl backwards, dragging Ryan Wilson along with him as he tries to make it to the ropes! Gray stretching out with his leg… and he is just able to get that foot resting against the bottom rope!

Talib: Willson quick to make the break, Gray pullin… hey look out here!

(Several members of DDD’s security task force make their way to ringside with one taking each of the four sides. )

Stew: Oh come on now, they have no business coming down here!

Talib: Our Boss has ruled Ryan Wilson a menace to society, and these fine men are probably here to keep him from harming the audience!

Stew: you have just guzzled the Kool-Aid haven’t you?! Anyways Wilson trading knife edge chops with Gray! Ryan getting the advantage in this exchange backing up Bowie with every one of those chops that echo throughout the arena! Wilson with a kick to the mid-section, now hooking the head, and lands a powerful Snap Suplex!

Talib: Bowie crashing hard in the middle of the ring from that move! Wilson foregoing the cover, he races to the ropes… AND FALLS FACE FIRST! Ryan tripping over his own feet!

Stew: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? ONE OF THOSE DDD GOONS TRIPPED HIM UP!

(Wilson pops back up and begins arguing with the task force goon.)

Wilson (off mic): YOU WANT SOME BITCH?! WHY DON’T YOU GET IN THIS RING AND I’LL KICK YOUR ASS!

Talib: That criminal Wilson wasting his time and his breath harassing this fine civil servant, he’d better start focusing on the match! Wilson turning away from our dear guest at ringside, and walks straight into a boot to the bread basket from Bowie Gray! Gray now setting Ryan up, hooking the leg, and lands a beautiful capture suplex! Gray not giving Wilson as he picks up Willson, and drives him hard into the mat!! And now Gray with a blatant choke wrapping his hands around the neck of Ryan and just trying to squeeze the life out of him.

Ref: 1! 2! 3! 4!

Stew: Gray releases just before getting himself disqualified. And you can hear Ryan Wilson coughing as he tries to suck In air! Gray not really caring about his well being as He begins to stomp away relentlessly! Bowie looking like he’s trying to squash Ryan head and chest like a wine grape as he mercilessly rains down one stomp after the other!

Talib: and the ref having to interject himself here to pull Bowie off! Gray dashes past him, rebounds off the ropes, and connects with the running Senton! Gray with the cover, hooks the leg!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TWWW-

Talib: Wilson getting that shoulder up! Both men back up, Gray with Right hand! But Wilson ducks under it and connects with the inverted headlock backbreaker! Ryan back up quickly but needs a moment to shake off the cobwebs! Wilson now charging off the ropes, and lands the flashing elbow right to the heart of Bowie Gray! Both men back to their feet, Ryan hooks Gray by the head, trying to get him up… he does! AND CONNECTS WITH A DEVASTATING LOOKING SUPLEX DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER!

Stew: The look of pain on Bowie’s face tells you just how much agony he’s in after that maneuver! Wilson wastes no time and covers Gray!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTWWWWWOOOOO!

Stew: Gray still has some fight in him! Bowie rolling away trying to get some separation here, Wilson chasing after him not wanting to lose the advantage! Bowie on his knees, Ryan catches him by the head and brings him to his feet! AND BOWIE WITH A RAKE TO THE EYES!!! Ryan Wilson stumbling around blind as The referee admonishes Bowie Gray! Ryan up against the ropes, AND HEY ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE TASK FORCE GOONS IS UP ON THE APRON! HE’S NOW USING THE ROPES TO CHOKE OUT RYAN WILSON! C’MON REF TURN AROUND!

Talib: That member of security is done interrogating Ryan Wilson and takes his place back on the floor. Wilson taking a breather with his neck on the middle rope! But what’s this?! Bowie Gray scaling the ropes, what’s he got planned here?! DIAMANTE KICK!!! Wow that slingshot dropkick just landed flush with Ryan Wilson’s face! Wilson nearly out of it from that one!

Stew: Gray covering Wilson! This one’s gotta be over!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOO! TTTTTTHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE-

Stew: Wilson getting a just barely getting a shoulder up! Gray dragging a motionless Ryan Wilson across the canvas sprawling him out before the turnbuckle! Gray now climbing to the top! Bowie perched on the top rope, could it be?! 10 FEET DOWN! NO! RYAN WILSON GETTING HIS KNEES UP AT THE LAST SECOND!!!

Talib: BOWIE GRAY WRITHING AROUND IN PAIN! HIS LOWER BACK MUST BE DESTROYED FROM THAT COUNTER! Ryan using the ropes to pull himself up to his feet, he’s measuring Gray who is slow to get back up! LOU THESZ PRESS! Wilson now landing shot after shot from the top! Bowie Gray is defenseless here! Shot after shot lands before the referee has to drag Ryan off of Bowie!

Stew: Wilson back up and now with a head of steam! Lionsault! NO! ANOTHER ONE OF DEDEDE’S TASK FORCE JUST PULLED DOWN THE ROPE AND WILSON GOES CRASHING TO THE OUTSIDE! And now those four wolves are surrounding Ryan as he lays wounded on the arena floor! AND LOOK ALL FOUR OF THEM ARE STOMPING AWAY! THIS IS A MUGGING HERE BEFORE OUR EYES!! WHY ISN’T THE REFEREE CALLING FOR THE BELL?!

Talib: I… I don’t know!

Stew: THIS BEAT DOWN CONTINUING AS THEY NOW PICK WILSON UP AND HOLD HIS ARMS BEHIND HIS BACK! NOW THE LEADER OF THESE JACKALS TAKING POT SHOTS AT WILSON BEFORE ROLLING HIM BACK INTO THE RING!

Talib: Wilson down and out, but Bowie Gray is back up on the top turnbuckle! 10 FEET DOWN!!! That twisting splash connects! And Gray with a cover!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTWWWWWOOOOOO! TTTTTHHHHRRRREEEEEEE!

Talib: WILSON GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPE JUST BEFORE THREE! Gray visibly frustrated! Now in a huff hastily drags Ryan up to his feet- GAME OVER!!! WILSON WITH THE DESPERATION STUNNER OUT OF NOWHERE!!! Gray stumbling backwards and bouncing off the ropes from that one! FOURTH WALL BREAK!!!!! WILSON CATCHING HIM ON THE REBOUND AND LOCKS IN THAT MODIFIED BOSTON CRAB!!!

Stew: GRAY THRASHING ABOUT IN PAIN! THINK OF ALL THE DAMAGE HIS BACK HAS SUFFERED TO THIS POINT AS RYAN WILSON LEANS BACK WITH ALL WEIGHT! GRAY WITH HIS HAND READY TO TAP! TRYING TO HOLD OUT! WILL HE- HEY THAT GUY JUST PULLED BOWIE TO THE ROPES!!! AGAIN THIS TASK FORCE TRYING TO SCREW RYAN OVER!

Talib: In any case Gray is in the ropes and Wilson has to break the hold! Wilson losing his temper and hurls a long steam of words we can’t say on television! Wilson now turning his attention back to Gray, he picks him up by the head, but Bowie with a kick to the gut! PPPPAAAARRRRAAAAALLLLLYYYYYZZZZZEEEEDDDDD!!! SUNSET FLIP BACK BREAKER CONNECTS! WILSON IS DOWN!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTTWWWWWOOOOO! TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEE!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( “Blood//Water” by grandson starts up over the arena speakers.)

Stephie: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HERE IS YOUR WINNER… BOOOOOOWWWWWIIIIEEE GGGGGRRRRRRAAAAAAYYYYY!!!

( Camera switches backstage, where Jason McKormick is walking with a scowl on his face, quickly moving through the hallways in order to confront the DDD Task Force. )

( Just then, Kathy Kush rushes up to Jason McKormick hoping to get a word as she follows him through the hallway corridor. )

Kathy Kush: Jason can I get your reaction after that controversial match with your partner, Ryan Wilson?–

Jason McKormick: THESE ASSHOLES ARE ASKING FOR ME TO UNLEASH HELL KATHY. DDD EMPLOYS THIS PERSONAL TASK FORCE TO SCREW WITH THIS BRAND, TO SPECIFICALLY SCREW WITH THE SCORE, AND WE’RE SUPPOSED TO SKIP THERE AND TAKE IT? TO HELL WITH THAT, I’M FINDING SHAKER AND WE’RE GOING TO PUT HANDS ON THESE SONS OF–

???: Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! Slow your roll, kid, take it easy!

( Theron Nikolas walks into frame and shoos off Kathy Kush, offering to take it from here. )

Jason: You bootlicking rat bastard, I ought to smack that smug look right off your face.

Theron: And getting into a fight with me would do you what good, exactly?

Jason: Right now I could really give a damn, quite honestly.

Theron: Yeah I know you don’t, I know you care more about your allies than success, you care more about looking like a “righteous and just” person than you do about winning. So the next time somebody underestimates you or calls you a failure, don’t get upset about it, since you’re proving their point right now.

Jason: What the hell do you want you coward. Shouldn’t you be hiding somewhere under DDD’s fried up testicle?

Theron: No but it would kill you to grow some testicles of your own and let go of those two losers you call “comrades.” There’s a reason why Starr placed you in the KOE tournament and not either of them. You have some semblance of potential to do great things in this company, but you waste it with your grandstanding bravado about “settling the score” with this business, as though it’s all broken and you know how to fix it. You don’t even know the half of it McKormick, and you’ll never learn until you become like me and start becoming focused on the results, not moral victories.

Jason: You’re not better than me, you’re in no position to talk down to me, as if I don’t know what the hell I’m doing and as if you’ve got all the answers. You’re no better than DDD, and Wilson Shaker and I exist to take the likes of you and DDD down for good.

Theron: The difference between you and I is that I define myself by how much I’m winning, not who I’ve aligned myself with. The second difference between you and I is that I’m Answers World Champion, I’m God-Emperor, I’m standing at the summit of the mountain.

Theron: Whether you take my advice or whether you leave it, just know I’m well aware that you and your cronies are coming for what I have, but I hope you remember that there’s always a consequence for our actions. You guys dealt quite a blow at RTR by taking Jack out of the equation here on Dynasty, so I hope you’re prepared for that blow to come with a receipt.

( Jason gets into Theron’s face. )

Jason: Can’t wait, motherfucker.

( Jason bumps shoulders past Theron and walks off, ready for his match ahead. )

(Stephie Love is shown standing in the ring as the DDD Task Force assembles at ring side.)

(“The Devil In I” by Slipknot begins to play as Jason McKormick emerges onto the stage to a mixed reaction from the crowd. He sports a look of confidence as he makes his way to the ring.)

Stephie Love: The following contest is a 2nd round match in the King of Elite Tournament. Introducing first, from Jackson, Michigan, weighing 235 pounds… JASSSOOONN MCCKOORMICCKK!

(“Wanted Man” by Rev Theory begins to play as the crowd begins to cheer. Hades The Hellraiser emerges onto the stage as he makes his way to the ring. He enters the ring and stands across from his opponent.)

Stephie Love: And his opponent, from Devil Town, North Carolina, weighing 325 pounds… HADDDESSS THEEE HELLRAIISSSERRRRR!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Stew: This match features Hades The Hellraiser and Jason McKormick in this 2nd round matchup for the King of Elite tournament. The winner will advance to the final round here on Dynasty for a chance to progress to the King of Elite finals. The DDD Task Force has assembled here at ringside to observe this match.

Talib: It’s not like they have any business here, but it can’t be helped. Jason takes a look over at them as he can’t be happy with them after the kicked The Score out of the arena last week. He turns his attention back to Hades who makes the first move! HADES CHARGES TOWARDS JASON! He lights him up with rights and lefts as Jason retreats into the corner trying to defend himself! Jason now quickly runs out of the corner as he ducks a shot from Hades… AND HADES QUICKLY CATCHES HIM ONCE MORE AS HE PLACES HIS HAND ON THE THROAT OF JASON!

Stew: Hades pushes Jason back to the other side of the ring and pushes him into the corner where he lights him up some more! HADES RARES BACK AND ROCKS HIM WITH A RIGHT HAND! He steps back and throws another devastating punch directly to the jaw! Hades now steps backwards… RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! Jason stumbles forward right into the clutches of Hades who grabs him! HADES APPLIES A BEAR HUG AS HE LIFTS JASON INTO THE AIR AND BEGINS SQUEEZING RELENTLESSLY! HE’S TAKING ALL OF THE AIR OUT OF JASON WITH THIS MOVE AS HE SQUEEZES JASON! HADES NOW BEGINS TO MOVE HIM BACK AND FORTH BEFORE THROWING HIM DOWN!

Talib: Hades is absolutely manhandling Jason at this point! He throws down his hand and grabs Jason by the throat! HADES NOW PULLS JASON UP AS HE MAINTAINS A FIRM GRIP ON HIS THROAT! HE LIFTS HIM INTO THE AIR… CHOKESLAM… JASON BREAKS FREE! HE WAS ABOUT TO GO STRAIGHT DOWN BUT LUCKY FOR HIM HE MANAGED TO ESCAPE! Hades turns to face Jason and he’s meant with a european uppercut by Jason McKormick! HE NOW PICKS UP HADES AND DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH A SPINEBUSTER!

Stew: Jason now quickly climbs to the top rope as Hades sits straight up.. JASON LEAPS AND DELIVERS A MISSILE DROP KICK TO THE DOWNED HADES! WHAT AN IMPACT! JASON RECOVERS AND GOES TO HADES TO HOOK THE LEG!

ONEEEE! TWOOOOOOOO!

Stew: KICK OUT! Hades does it with emphasis as Jason gets back up. Jason turns and sees the DDD Task Force eying him intently. He doesn’t like this at all! He exits the ring and gets in the face of one of the men! Jason is yelling at all of them as he now goes back to the ring! Hades is almost back up! Jason better get his priorities straight and not allow Hades any time to recover! Jason goes to Hades and delivers a blow to his back! He now knees Hades in the gut! HE NOW REPEATS IT AS HE DRIVES THAT KNEE DIRECTLY INTO THE MIDSECTION! HE GRABS HADES AND PULLS HIM IN… AND DROPS HIM! SPIKE DDT RIGHT INTO THE RING!

Talib: Jason stands up once more and he stomps Hades right in the chest! He now begins to pull him up and manages to do so as Hades gets to one knee! He throws several right firsts into his skull! Jason now backs away and runs against the ropes for momentum as he charges towards Hades…. HADES JUMPS UP AND GRABS JASON BY THE THROAT! HE PICKS HIM UP FOR THE ONE HANDED CHOKESLAM!

Stew: JASON ESCAPES AT THE LAST SECOND! JASON SLIDES BEHIND HADES AND DELIVERS A CHOP BLOCK TO HADES TO FORCE HIM TO LOSE HIS BALANCE! BUT HADES DOESN’T GO DOWN! JASON STEPS BACK ONCE MORE AND DELIVERS ANOTHER CHOP BLOCK! THIS TIME HADES FALLS TO A KNEE! HE NOW GRABS HADES BY THE HEAD AND GETS HIM READY… INVERTED HEADLOCK BACKBREAKER!

Talib: Jason puts Hades down once more! Jason turns now once more to the DDD Task Force who continue to observe this match. Jason walks to the ropes and is seemingly provoking them. They don’t respond as they remain content on just observing the match at this point. Jason now turns back to Hades who is getting back to his feet. Jason is prepared to end this as he prepares the super kick! Hades is up… THE LEGACY! HE LAUNCHES THE SUPER KICK! BUT HADES CATCHES HIS FOOT! UNBELIEVABLE! HE THROWS HIS FOOT DOWN AND GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT WITH BOTH HANDS! HE MUST BELIEVE JASON LIKES BEING CHOKED AT THIS POINT! ELEVATED TWO HANDED CHOKESLAM CONNECTS! HADES QUICKLY MAKES THE COVER!

ONEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOO!

Stew: Jason kicks out! He wants to advance in this tournament just as much as Hades does! Hades lifts up Jason with ease! He opts to bring him and connects with a Northern Lights Suplex! Jason is driven into the match at the hands of Hades! Jason crawls to the ropes as he pulls himself up as Hades watches him! Jason is up and turns towards Hades… AND A BIG BOOT RIGHT TO THE SKULL! HADES WITH A HUGE BIG BOOT TO JASON MCKORMICK! HADES NOW STEPS BACK AND RUNS TOWARDS JASON AS HE LEAPS… AND HE DROPS DOWN FOR A LEG DROP RIGHT ONTO THE THROAT OF JASON!

Talib: Hades now pulls up Jason and he immediately throws him onto his shoulders… HE’S SETTING UP THE BRIMSTONE PILE DRIVER BUT JASON MANAGES TO SLIDES OFF OF HADES SHOULDER! HADES TURNS AROUND BUT IS MEANT WITH A JUMPING KNEE SMASH BY JASON! HADES IS ROCKED AND JASON DELIVERS A KICK RIGHT TO THE GUT OF HADES! JASON NOW STEPS BACK… DINNER TIME! HE GOES FOR THE CURB STOMP!

Stew: NO GOOD! HADES MOVES OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME! Jason recovers from missing that and now at ringside, some of the DDD Task Force are approaching the ring! Jason sees them and so does the referee! The referee is telling them to back away from the ring! Hades is now back up after managing to dodge the Curb Stomp…JASON TURNS TO HIM AND IS MEANT WITH A HUGE UPPER CUT BY HADES! HADES NOW GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT FOR A CHOKESLAM! THIS IS IT…. LOOK THERE! COMING DOWN THE RAMP! IT’S LUCAS JOHNSON AND HE HAS AN URN IN HIS HAND!

Talib: HADES PREPARES FOR THE CHOKE SLAM BUT LUCAS SLIDES IN! HE NOW HITS HADES RIGHT IN THE BACK OF THE KNEE WITH THAT URN! HADES LOSES HIS GRIP ON JASON AND LUCAS QUICKLY EXITS THE RING! THE REFEREE DIDN’T SEE IT AS HE WAS DEALING WITH THE DDD TASK FORCE! HADES IS TRYING TO STAND AFTER TAKING THAT BLOW TO THE KNEE… THE LEGACY! SUPER KICK RIGHT TO THE JAW OF HADES! JASON CAPITALIZES AFTER THAT INTERFERENCE AND HE COVERS HADES! THE REFEREE NOW TURNS HIS ATTENTION BACK TOWARDS THEM TO MAKE THE COUNT!

ONEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

( “The Devil In I” by Slipknot begins to play as Jason McKormick slowly gets to his feet. He begins to celebrate his victory as Lucas Johnson looks on from the top of the stage.)

Stephie Love: HERE IS YOU WINNER… AND ADVANCING TO THE NEXT ROUND OF THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT… JASSOOONN MCCKORRMICKKK!

Stew: What a crazy turn of events! The DDD Task Force unintentionally distracted the referee and then Lucas Johnson enters the ring with an urn to attack Hades as he sabotages his King of Elite hopes! Jason McKormick wasted no time in taking advantage of the situation!

Talib: Through all of that chaos, Jason emerges with a win over Hades and he moves on in the tournament. Look now! Jason turns once more to the DDD Task Force as he stares them down for several moments. They do the same back, this could be bad!

Stew: The DDD Task Force now begins to move away from ringside and are making their way back stage. Jason looks on at them as they depart.

( FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an advertisement for this Sunday’s edition of Voltage, where a blockbuster main event is set to take place with EAW World Heavyweight Champion Rex McAllister defending his title against Mr. CITV, and 2018 Rookie of the Year, Noah Reigner! )

( The camera pans through the crowd, showing fans holding up signs all over the massive Olympic Stadium venue. People are cheering as they see themselves on the large screen, and the general vibe is positive as the audience looks forward to tonight’s main event. )

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stephie Love: The following is a 2nd-round contest for the King of Elite tournament scheduled for ONE FALL under PURE RULES!!!! And it is for the EAW PPUUUUREEEEE CHAMPIOOOOOONNSHIIIIIPPPPPP!!!!!

….

( “Gangsta” — New Years Day comes on the sound system. Ms. Extreme walks out to the stage and beholds the Moscow audience giving her all of their energy, before continuing down to the ring with a look of determination. )

Stephie Love: Introducing first, residing in Calabasas, California, “THE RED QUEEN” MMMSSSSSS EEEEXXXTRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEMEEEEEE!!!!!

Talib: Imagine being in the shoes of Camille Jane Ava, coming into this year still on injury reserve after having to miss most of the season so far, and now having to take your sister’s place in the King of Elite tournament vying for the PURE Championship in front of this massive crowd here in the Moscow Olympic Stadium!

Stew: This is a challenge Ms Extreme is ready for, she has been hoping for an opportunity just to get back in the ring for quite some time, she is both a hungry competitor and a fearless Elitist who has already shown a lot of her own character in Season 12 so far. Winning is important, but you could argue proving her readiness for the rest of the season means just as much for that young lady.

( “Indestructible” by Disturbed plays over the sound system and the lighting immediately changes. A stoic Erebus Jennings walks out to the stage with the EAW PURE Championship around his waist, and he makes his slow walk down to the ring. )

Stephie Love: Her opponent, weighing in tonight at 234 POUNDS!!! HE IS THE EEEEAWWWW PPUUUREEEE CHAMPIOOOOOOONN!!!! EEEEERRREEEBUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSS JJJENNNINNNNNNNNNNNGSSS!!!!

Talib: It’s no secret this man is not at 100%, probably not anywhere close to it after taking a thrashing in the Extreme Elimination Chamber match, being sent THROUGH THE RING by The Monstrous Man APOCALYPSE. Then to add injury to injury, last week on Dynasty Erebus would suffer a blindside attack at the hands of both Donovan Cross and APOCALYPSE, and end up being sent through the LED stage display wall!

Stew: There were a few doctors not even willing to clear him over the course of this week, but Erebus is known for playing through pain and fighting against the odds — almost as though he gets enjoyment out of it! These are tremendous odds he’s going up against tonight, but it’s going to take a lot more to deter Erebus from his vision.

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stew: MS EXTREME FIRES AWAY WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK TO EREBUS! That sends Erebus staggering into the ropes, and ANOTHER RUNNING DROPKICK BLASTS EREBUS ACROSS THE FACE AND SENDS HIM OVER THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING! Erebus caught with two big dropkicks early and is hovering over the apron, and Ava steps out onto the apron to grab Erebus by his locks and batter punches right over his head, as Erebus is hardly able to defend himself! Extreme with a front facelock now and DIVES OFF OF THE APRON WITH A TORNADO DDT, SPIKING EREBUS ON HIS HEAD AND TURNING HIM INSIDE OUT AT THE ONSET OF THIS MATCH!!! MS EXTREME IS READY TO GO, EREBUS HAS BEEN TAKEN TO TASK AND HE MAY NOT JUST BE DISADVANTAGED, HE MAY BE FINISHED BEFORE THIS MATCH EVEN GETS STARTED!

Talib: That is just scary! Extreme drags Erebus up from the floor now as the referee already has his count going, and she manages to send him back into the ring before following him in and grabbing a hold of one of the legs. EXTREME LOOKING FOR THE AVA LOCK ALREADY???? STF ON THE FLOOR TO FINISH EREBUS JENNINGS OFF!!!

Stew: Erebus is fighting out of it, this is where his larger frame comes into play! 6’4 and built with muscle will come a long way for him especially in his already weakened state, against a clearly game Ms Extreme, as Erebus manages to push her away using his legs. He quickly crawls over to the turnbuckle at the other side of the ring, meanwhile Extreme charges at him — but is met with an elbow to the side of the mouth by Erebus! Camille is staggering for a second, Erebus gathering his bearings, but Ava comes right back at him delivering stomps to the hamstring area of the legs, chopping the PURE Champion back down with a flurry of kicks. The official counting away now due to Extreme having her opponent cornered… now she hooks him up looking to deliver a SNAP SUPLEX OUT OF THE CORNER!

Talib: Not so fast, Erebus lands on his feet behind her, hoists her up and delivers a body slam VIOLENTLY sending Ms. Extreme onto her face with a thud! Follow up with an elbow drop from the PURE Champion! Another elbow hits the small of the spine! Extreme trying to crawl away, but Erebus spinners down her back, brings her up to her feet with a gator roll and delivers a FISHERMAN’S SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Hook of both legs!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOO-

Stew: Ms Extreme with a kick out. Erebus certainly needed to deliver something effective after the rough opening seconds of this contest. The two recover at a relatively speedy rate, but Extreme fires off a shoot kick to Erebus, and delivers a spin kick to the midsection bringing him back down to a knee. Extreme ricochets off the ropes, EREBUS FIRES AWAY WITH A LARIAT ATTEMPT! Extreme ducks under it, sprints to the other ropes, and delivers a SPRINGBOARD ARMDRAG taking Erebus down! Erebus quickly recovers, Extreme takes him by the wrist and leads them both over to the ropes, and attempts a different variation of a springboard armdrag off the ropes — this time rolling through it and converting into a small package pin!!!!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOO………

Talib: Erebus kicks out of that, he’s recovering as quickly as he can, and a sunset flip pin from Ms. Extreme!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO—

Stew: Erebus grabs the ropes right behind him with both hands and drags himself out onto the apron to escape! Erebus sitting up on the apron, and Ava delivers a kick through the ropes, leaving Erebus’ torso hanging off of the apron. NOW EXTREME SPRINGS OVER THE ROPES FOR A SLINGSHOT ELBOW DROP TO KNOCK THE PURE CHAMPION OFF OF THE APRON!!! BUT AT THE LAST SECOND EREBUS MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, AND AVA HITS THE APRON ELBOW FIRST WITH A HARSH COLLISION! MS EXTREME ROLLING AROUND HOLDING HER RIGHT ARM IN AGONY! THAT WAS RIGHT UP AGAINST THE FREAKING APRON, THE HARDEST PART OF AN ENTIRE 20 X 20 RING!

Talib: She jumped the gun too quickly Stew! High risk, high expenses! Erebus has found himself an opening at a very crucial time, and he’s already got Camille up by that sore arm that just went smacking into the unforgiving apron… and he sends her across ringside and CRASHING kidneys first into the barricade, startling the young teenagers right behind it! Camille pulling herself up as quickly as she can, and EREBUS BARRELLS ACROSS RINGSIDE AND DELIVERS A STINGER SPLASH!!! FLATTENING CAMILLE AVA WITH HIS LARGE FRAME! But Erebus himself collapses to the floor, still very much feeling the effects of the punishment he’s had to endure over the weeks. Erebus, painstakingly pulls Ms. Extreme off the ringside mat and brings her on to the apron…

Ref: 7!!! 8!!! 9!!!

Stew: Erebus has Extreme up on spaghetti legs on the apron, hoists her up and SENDS HER BACK DOWN TO RINGSIDE WITH A SCOOP SLAM OFF THE APRON! WHAT A ROUGH FALL!

Talib: Erebus is not underestimating Camille Ava, and he’s a smart man for that! He’s dishing out brutal attacks any time she even allows him the opportunity, as he steps into the ring to break the official’s count. He rips Ms. Extreme off of the floor and rolls her back into the ring, and circles around the ring watching as Extreme drags herself over to one of the corners for a place of refuge… EREBUS STORMS BACK INTO THE RING, SPRINTS ACROSS IT AND PLOWS RIGHT INTO EXTREME WITH ANOTHER STINGER SPLASH!!! A 2ND STINGER SPLASH CONNECTS, AND HE FALLS RIGHT OVER MS EXTREME WITH THE COVER! EREBUS MIGHT BE HIS WAY TO THE SEMI-FINALS!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: AVA SHOOTS THE SHOULDER UP! That was actually kind of close, Extreme may have been stunned temporarily and just got her wits about her at the last second! Erebus takes a glance over at the referee, but Erebus isn’t one to blame extenuating circumstances for any shortcomings, so I don’t expect him to take too much issue with the officiating in this match. Erebus slowly brings Extreme off the canvas, positions her right, and Irish whips her into the ropes – waits for her to come back – in order to FLATTEN HER WITH A SPINEBUSTER!!!! BUT EXTREME COUNTERS MID-SPINEBUSTER WITH A BODY-SCISSORS FRONT GUILLOTINE!!! AND SHE’S BATTERING RIGHT-HAND PUNCHES INTO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD, DESPERATELY WEARING DOWN THE EAW PURE CHAMPION USING HER WEAK ARM, BEFORE REARING BACK AND APPLYING MORE PRESSURE WITH THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE HOLD OFF OF THE FRONT FACELOCK! This brings Erebus down to one knee, NOT good for the champion, NOT a good situation whatsoever! If Extreme manages to bring Erebus completely away from his vertical base then she could have the match right here and now!

Talib: I think Erebus knows that well Stew, because he’s putting everything into powering himself up to his feet despite Extreme wrenching down on his neck! Erebus charges to the corner, battering Extreme’s spine into the turnbuckle, but she refuses to give! Erebus backs away for a bit…. and drives Extreme into the turnbuckle again! This weakens her grip, allowing him to hoist Extreme up to a seated position on the top turnbuckle. BAM!!! Extreme fires off with a LOOOUD LEFT FOREARM, USING HER ONLY GOOD ARM!!! SHADES OF HER SISTER CAMERON ELLA AVA! NOW EXTREME SPRINGS BACKWARDS FROM A STANDING BASE ON THE 2ND ROPE, TO THE TOP ROPE, AND DELIVERS A DIVING CALF KICK, BRINGING EREBUS DOWN! Camille and Erebus recovering at a relatively similar pace — I STAND CORRECTED! CAMILLE SPRINTS UP TO HER FEET, SPRINTS TO THE ROPES AND COMES RIGHT OFF OF THEM! OHHHH!!! HUGE PENALTY KICK RIGHT TO THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE OF THE PURE CHAMPION!!! THAT MAY HAVE KNOCKED THE PAINT RIGHT OFF OF EREBUS’ FACE! LATERAL PRESS FROM CAMILLE!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: Shoulder up from the PURE Champion, keeping his title reign and King of Elite ambitions alive! Ms. Extreme wastes no time to sulk, she drags Erebus not too far from where he’s already laying and brings him into perfect position in the drop-zone! Extreme steps out onto the apron now and is perhaps looking to put this match to a halt! Extreme still favoring the right arm after falling elbow first into the apron, and she’s standing HIGH OVER THE PURE CHAMPION READY TO PUT THIS THING AWAY! But Erebus rolls out onto the apron, and drops down to a knee at ringside, using a great sense of ring awareness!!! WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!!!

Talib: NO FREAKING WAY!!!!! MS. EXTREME WALKING THE RING ROPES LIKE A TIGHTROPE!!!!!!!! BRUH!!!

Stew: A BLIND FURY OFF OF THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE!!!!!! DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE BACK OF EREBUS’ HEAD!!!!! MS. EXTREME IMPROVISING AND DELIVERING HER BEST SHOT LIKE I HAVE NEVER SEEN HER DO BEFORE!!!!

Crowd: HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!

Talib: We need to see that again!!!

( The referee begins his count, and a replay airs showing Ms. Extreme balancing herself on the ropes and delivering ‘A Blind Fury’ over the back of the head of a doubled over Erebus Jennings. Transition back to ringside, where Ms. Extreme is catching her breath and Erebus appears to be unconscious. )

Ref: 5!!!! .. 6!!! …

Stew: That may have been one of the most incredible things I’ve seen on Friday Night Dynasty!

Talib: What effort, what heart from a woman who has had to fight so much to even get here on this stage, and she may be just moments away from capitalizing on her goals!

Stew: Extreme drags Erebus up by his dead weight and is doing everything in her power to get him back on the apron! The disadvantage here is that her epic attack was delivered to the outside of the ring, and every bit of time it takes to bring Erebus back into the ring is precious, invaluable seconds that are being spent and allowing Erebus to come back to his wits!

Talib: Well Erebus has finally been sent back into the ring, and Ava knows good and well that she needs to finish this, so she rushes over to the nearest turnbuckle from the apron and is already perched back up to the top turnbuckle — EPIC KICK!!!!!!!!!!! RUNNING JUMPING BIG BOOT FROM EREBUS CATCHES MS. EXTREME AS SHES ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! LORD ALMIGHTY THAT BOOT JUST KNOCKED THE SPIT OUT OF HER, CAMILLE MAY HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY TAKEN OUT! AND EREBUS WITH THE LAST BIT OF WHAT HE’S GOT PULLS HER OFF OF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND TUCKS HER HEAD UNDER HIS ARM…… PITCH BLACK!!!!!! SCORPION!!!! DEATH!!! DROP!!!!!!! HE DROPS OVER MS. EXTREME WITH THE COVER!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: CAMILLE!!!! AVA!!! KICKS!!! OUT!!!!

( Erebus rolls over, completely spent, racking his brain with what to do next. )

Talib: THAT WAS EREBUS’ BEST SHOT! THAT WAS HIS SILENCER! HOW IN THE WORLD IS SHE STILL GOING?!

Stew: I take nothing away from the resilience and the power of will coming from Ms. Extreme, but let’s be honest Bari, that wasn’t a Pitch Black from Erebus Jennings at 100%, that was a Pitch Black from Erebus running on fumes! He has been put through so much, he has been pushed to his limits, and he’s done everything in his power not to break! Erebus Jennings is hanging on by a thread, you can see it in his body language, this is the most banged up he has ever been just off of cumulative damage alone!

Talib: Erebus going for one last gasp effort! Dragging Ms. Extreme up from the floor and LOOKING FOR DARKNESS’ WHIM!!!!!!! HE HOISTS CAMILLE’S BOTTOM HALF OFF THE FLOOR AND HAS HER UPSIDE DOWN FOR THE SIT OUT PILEDRIVER!!!!

Stew: CAMILLE FIGHTING IT WITH EVERY FIBER OF HER BEING! KICKING HER FEET, CLINGING TO EREBUS’ LEGS, DOING EVERYTHING TO PREVENT CONTROL! SHE MANAGES TO FREE HER GRASP — SON OF A BITCH!!! MASSIVE HEADBUTT FROM MS. EXTREME!!!! HOLY HELL!!! THAT WAS A HEMATOMA CAUSING HEADBUTT, BOTH OF THEIR BRAINS HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY SCRAMBLED……. GODDESS’ TOUCH!!!! ANOTHER ODE TO HER SISTER, AS CAMILLE AVA RE-SCRAMBLES THE BRAINS OF EREBUS WITH A WICKED ENZUIGIRI!!!! AND CAMILLE TURNS AROUND, RUSHING TO THE ROPES AND SPRINGBOARDING OFF OF THEM! SPRINGBOARD ‘GLASS CEILING’!!!!!! SPRINGBOARD STUNNER, CHOPPING THE PURE CHAMPION DOWN! AND SHE THROWS HERSELF ON TOP OF EREBUS!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( The crowd erupts as “Gangsta” by New Years Day comes back on over the sound system, and Ms. Extreme sits up pumping her fists and screaming for joy. )

Stephie Love: Here is your winner AND YOUR NEEEEWWW EAW PURE CHAMPIOOOONNNN!!!! MSSSSSSSS EEEEEXXXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEMEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Stew: WHAT AN EARTH SHATTERING COMEBACK FOR A YOUNG WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN TOLD MULTIPLE TIMES IN HER CAREER THAT SHE WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO COMPETE AGAIN! A YOUNG LADY WHO HAD ALL OF THE HYPE IN THE WORLD BACK IN THE DAYS OF LEGION, WAS PREDICTED TO BE THE BEST WRESTLER IN HER FAMILY, WHO HAS HAD THE RUG RIPPED OUT FROM UNDER HER MANY TIMES AND FACED SETBACK AFTER SETBACK! THAT YOUNG LADY RIGHT THERE, CAMILLE JANE AVA, IS YOUR NEW PURE CHAMPION!!!

( Camille is back on her feet with a firm expression on her face, but tears rolling down her cheeks as the official raises her hand and bestows her with the EAW PURE Championship. She holds up the EAW PURE Championship and shows off her new gold for the Moscow audience in attendance. )

Talib: I have to give a lot of props to Erebus for never once backing down or making excuses for himself, I know we will see him as a champion on this brand again one day; but tonight is Camille’s night! Bittersweet as it may be, Camille has turned tragedy into triumph, and who knows Stew this may end up being one of the best comeback stories in a heck of a long time!

Stew: WAIT A MINUTE WHAT THE HELL IS THIS!??!?

( The crowd reacts wildly. )

Talib: BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!!

Stew: DEVAN DUBIAN PLANTS CAMILLE AVA WITH A BLEEDING EDGE FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ABOUT?! I THOUGHT HE WAS ESCORTED OUT OF THE BUILDING AT THE TOP OF THE PROGRAM! WHY IS HE HERE???

Talib: IT’S OBVIOUS WHY HE’S HERE STEW, IT’S ALL IN ‘THE AGENDA’ FOR HIM TO STICK AROUND, AND DEVAN IS UNLOADING ON CAMILLE AVA WITH PUNCHES AFTER BEING CHASED OUT OF THE RING BY THIS WOMAN A WEEK AGO! The official trying to rip Devan away from Camille, but Devan SHOVES the ref away from him and turns back to Camille, ripping her up from the floor, and PLANTING HER YET AGAIN!!!!! ANOTHER BLEEDING EDGE, RIGHT INTO THE SOLID GOLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!

( Devan Dubian stands over Camille Ava with a scowl on his face, talking a ton of trash as Camille lays there unconscious over the gold face of her PURE Title belt. )

Talib: You may not have to like it folks, but this is the Devan Dubian who became the number one guy in the company years ago! The Dub who takes everything personal, the Dub who never lets a vendetta go, the Dub who plays tit for tat with every one of his opponents — that was the mentality that pushed him to the pinnacle of this sport, and he is looking to recapture that magic by using whatever means are necessary!

( Devan Dubian walks up the long ramp with a dead look in his eyes — )

” — ”

( SUDDENLY: “Sound of Silence” by Necroblaspheme hits, and both APOCALYPSE and Donovan Cross walk out to the ring in a brisk manner. )

Stew: OH NO… NO NO NO NO NO….

( Devan Dubian is frozen still, but Monster & The Devil walk past him and have their sights focused on the ring, where Erebus Jennings is recovering and Ms. Extreme is still unconscious. )

Talib: MONSTER AND THE DEVIL HAVE ARRIVED, AND AS INDICATED EARLIER FOLKS, THIS ISN’T AT THE COMMAND OF SOOTHSAYER HAMASA, THIS IS DIRECTLY INFLUENCED BY OUR CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD! THEY ARE LOOKING TO FINISH OFF THE CARNAGE FROM LAST WEEK!

Stew: AND WE DON’T EVEN HAVE ANY DAMNED SECURITY TO STOP THIS! DYNASTY IS IN COMPLETE ANARCHY UNLESS DDD’S STUPID TASK FORCE DECIDES TO GET INVOLVED, SO WE’RE BASICALLY SCREWED!

( APOCALYPSE and Cross enter the ring. )

Talib: Donovan Cross rips the new PURE Champion up from the floor and dumps her through the ropes to the outside! AND NOW APOCALYPSE WRAPS HIS GIGANTIC MITTS AROUND THE THROAT OF EREBUS! EREBUS CAN BARELY FIGHT BACK, HE’S DESPERATELY THROWING PUNCHES, BUT THEY’RE BARELY CONNECTING LET ALONE FAZING THE BIG MAN! AND APOCALYPSE THROWS A 240 POUND EREBUS JENNINGS ACROSS THE RING WITH A MASSIVE BEAL LIKE HE WERE A TOY!!! A TOY!!!! EREBUS TURNED INSIDE OUT, AND DONOVAN CROSS RIPS EREBUS UP FROM THE MAT — SICKENING LARIAT!!!!! TURNING EREBUS OUTSIDE IN, COMPLETELY DECIMATING HIM!

Stew: Donovan Cross is unwrapping a steel chain from around his waist! And this sick SOB is wrapping that same chain around the throat of Erebus Jennings, and is strangling him to death with that chain!!!!! AND APOCALYPSE MAULING HIM WHILE HE’S BEING STRANGLED WITH THE METEOR BARRAGE!!! PUNCHES FROM THOSE 15 INCH FISTS IMPALING THE BODY OF EREBUS, BREAKING HIS RIBS, SHATTERING EVERY BONE, AND HE CONTINUES THE UNMERCIFUL PUMMELLING WITH AX HANDLE BLOWS REPEATEDLY OVER THE HEAD! THIS IS A COLD BLOODED KILLING!

( Donovan Cross grabs APOCALYPSE by his face and does the ‘throat slit’ taunt…. APOCALYPSE then decides to climb up to the top turnbuckle…. )

Talib: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN’T ACTUALLY HAPPENING…

Stew: APOCALYPSE IS CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP ROPES, I REPEAT, APOCALYPSE IS CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP ROPE! AND DONOVAN CROSS HOISTS A BARELY-LIVING EREBUS ONTO HIS SHOULDERS, FEEDING HIM TO APOCALYPSE!!!!!! APOCALYPSE HAS EREBUS IN HIS GRASP, HIGH ABOVE THE RING, LOOKING FOR THE MULTIVERSE DEATH BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

” — ”

( “Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus hits. )

Talib: HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( The stadium becomes unglued, and Darkane sprints down to the ring completely catching APOCALYPSE and Cross off guard. )

Stew: DARKANE IS BACK!!!!!!!! DARKANE IS BACK TO FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY!!!!!!

Talib: DARKANE MAY BE RUNNING RIGHT INTO A SLAUGHTER! HE SLIDES INTO THE RING, AND MEETS DONOVAN CROSS WHO IS SENDING A FLURRY OF PUNCHES LEFT AND RIGHT! MEANWHILE APOCALYPSE HAS COMPLETELY DISREGARDED EREBUS AND IS STEPPING DOWN FROM THE TURNBUCKLE! NOW DARKANE SHOVES DONOVAN CROSS INTO APOCALYPSE, BACKING THE BOTH OF THEM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!! DEVIL MAY CRY!!!!!!!!!! SPEAR TO THE SPINE, RIPPING DONOVAN CROSS IN HALF!!!

Stew: APOCALYPSE CHARGES OUT OF THE CORNER, WRAPPING BOTH HANDS AROUND THE THROAT OF THE FORMER ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!! LOW BLOW!!!!!!! DARKANE KICKS APOCALYPSE SQUARE IN THE NUTS, AND DELIVERS “ENTER THE GRAVE”!!!!! EVENFLOW DDT SPIKING APOCALYPSE ON HIS HEAD!!!!!!!!

Talib: APOCALYPSE ROLLS UNDER THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING, HOLDING HIS SKULL AND STILL ON HIS FEET, BUT MOST CERTAINLY RATTLED! DONOVAN CROSS IS ON THE FLOOR BY APOCALYPSE, AND DARKANE HAS SENT MONSTER & THE DEVIL RETREATING!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!!!!!

( “Born Too Late” kicks back on, and Darkane comes to the aid of his fallen ally while ice grilling Monster & The Devil from the ring. )

Talib: BRUHHHH!!! DAR-FUCKING-KANE HAS COME BACK TO FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY! AND HE IS NOT FUCKING AROUND! I’M MARKING THE HELL OUT STEW! OH MY GOODNESS!

Stew: THE COMPLEXION OF THE DYNASTY BRAND COMPLETELY CHANGES WITH THIS MAN AROUND! THE GRAVE WORM HAS RETURNED, AND HE’S BACK TO TURN THE WORLD ON ITS HEAD!!!

( Darkane is in the ring, fired up and ready for more of a fight, and closed captioning comes on the screen until the broadcast eventually fades to black. )

( EAW logo buzzes )