( EAW Intro plays )

( COLD OPEN: Dynasty opens up to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. “#SOLDOUT” is seen captioned on the screen, as the cheering audience is ready for the show to begin! )

(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli hits as Cameron Ella Ava makes her entrance, and the crowd erupts for the EAW Hall of Famer.)

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stephie: The following tag team contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Los Angeles, California, weighing in at 130 pounds… EAW Hall of Famer… CAMMMMEERRRRONNN EELLLLLLLLLLAAAAA AAAAAAVVVVVVA!!!!

(Camera opens on Stew-O and Talib Bari at commentary)

Stew: Ladies and Gentlemen we are set for a wild night here on Friday Night Dynasty. Tomorrow night’s Wicked Games may technically belong to Voltage, but Dynasty has taken over as two humongous matches will take place. The first will be between the Gawd and Goddess of EAW as the Chairman of the Board, Mr. DEDEDE takes on Cameron Ella Ava in what promises to be a very vicious and personal matchup considering recent events.

Talib: And of course the Answers World Championship is on the line as reigning champion, Theron Nikolas, will make his first official defense against the newest member of the Dynasty locker room, Devan Dubian. And right here to kick off the show, we have a preview of these two matches in tag team action!

Stew: Cameron has to be in a certain mindset tonight as she will face the man who is currently dating her own mother two nights in a row.

Talib: And that’s only the latest chapter in the story between her and the Chairman.

(“The Sky is a Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters hits as Devan Dubian makes his entrance)

Stephie: And her tag team partner, making his way to the ring from Leicester, England, weighing in at 230 pounds… EAW Hall of Famer… DEVVVAAANNN DDUUUUUUUBBBBIIIAAAAANNNNNN!!!!

Stew: The man who was just traded to Dynasty from Voltage! He will face Theron Nikolas and challenge for the Answers World Championship, a match that in retrospect, the former champion, Darkane, sacrificed himself to ensure happened.

Talib: I’m still not a fan of losing a guy like Impact in that trade, but Dub is a big time performer and you have to think he’s laser focused these next couple of nights.

“ILLEST MOTHAFUCKA ALIVE!!!!!!”

(“Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Kanye West and Jay-Z hits as Mr. DEDEDE and Theron Nikolas make their way down to the ring dressed in 1% themed ring attire. Theron has the Answers World Championship over his shoulder)

Stephie: And their opponents, making their way to the ring at a combined weight of 445 pounds… he is the chairman of the board, MR. DEDEDE!!! And he is the Answers World Champion, THERON NIKOLAS!!! THHHEEEEE! OOOOOOOOOONEEE PERCEEEEEEENT!!!

Stew: These two men who have run roughshod over this company since Pain for Pride when Mr. DEDEDE helped Theron remove CM Banks from this company. Now they eye their opponents for Wicked Games.

Talib: Call it what you like. I say they’ve been doing what winners do, and that’s win. Mr. DEDEDE isn’t doing anything unfair. He gave the keys to Dynasty to StarrStan. He operates as a normal Elitist here. And Theron didn’t break any rules when he cashed in King of Elite and won the AWC.

Stew: Well, we’re gonna find out exactly what they’re doing here tonight. The referee looks set.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Stew: We will have Theron Nikolas against Cameron Ella Ava to start us off! Both move to the center of the ring and Cameron initiated a tie up! She struggles against the Champion for a bit but now Theron overpowers her! He starts walking her straight back into the corner… BUT CAMERON SLIPS UNDERNEATH AND THROUGH THERONS LEGS AND EXECUTES A ROLL UP!!

ONNNEEEEEE!!!

TTT—

Theron kicks out! He looks like he was caught off guard by that maneuver! Don’t count out Cameron’s in ring capabilities! Theron gets back to his feet and steps back to regroup. BUT CAM DOESNT WANNA WAIT! She charges in and looks to strike! KNOCK BITCHES OUT!!!

Talib: Theron just slips out of the way and runs Cameron abdomen first into the turnbuckle! Cameron comes off the turnbuckle and Theron is right behind her! HE LAUNCHES HER WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX— I MEAN CANADIAN SUPLEX! Cam crashes hard into the canvas and the Chairman looks pleased on the apron! Theron moves in for a quick cover!

ONNNEEEE!

T—

Not even a two count. Every bit of damage that happens tonight will be felt at Wicked Games. No real time for recovery. So look for these competitors to try and end things early if they can. Self-preservation.

Stew: Theron now grabbing Cameron by the roots of her hair and pulling her up to her feet! Theron has a sick smile on his face— BUT CAM KNOCKS HIS HAND AWAY AND UNLOADS ON THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!! STRAIGHT RIGHT! LEFT HOOK! ELBOW! UPPERCUT! Shot after shot now and Theron is stumbling back as she goes! Cam winds up! Looking for a big one! BUT THERON REACHES IN AND RAKES THE EYES! What a cheap way out! And we have to call this man champion! Cam stumbles backwards, blinded by the attack and looking for her partner! But Theron now comes from behind and grabs her arm! TOUCH OF HEROINE! The Rainmaker Lariat nearly takes games head off and Theron looks very pleased with himself! And now he’s just here stalking! Cam looks like she can barely find her way to her feet and Theron just stands there! He grabs Cam by the head… VINDICATION! The Brainbuster to the knee! Theron makes the cover!

ONNNEEEEE!!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOOO!!!!

TTHHHRRRR—

DEVAN DUBIAN BREAKS THE PIN! And Theron is pissed! Theron stands and gets in his future opponents face! Yelling about how he should mind his busine— BLEEDING EDGE! DUB HAD HEARD ENOUGH AND HIT THE BLEEDING EDGE FROM OUTTA NOWHERE!! And DEDEDE is livid on the apron! He’s telling the ref to get Dub out or he’s fired but Dub is already dragging Cam towards their corner! Dub slides back to the apron as Cameron wakes up! She looks up at Dub and makes the tag! Dub goes for Theron but the champion has had a moment now to recover! Theron scrambled away from Dub— BUT DUB GRABS THE FOOT! Theron looks terrified as he stares back at Dubian!

Talib: Dubian has his prey in his grasp pulls him in— RIGHT INTO A VICIOUS EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! And now Dub is unloading on the AWC! Dubian takes ahold of Theron and whips him with force into the corner! Theron bounces off, holding his back but Dubian is in position! BLEEDING ED— NO! Theron shoves Dubian off of him and dives! Mr. DEDEDE is tagged in! And the Chairman comes in looking to show Dubian who runs the show!

Stew: DEDEDE hits the ring and charges into a lock up! He uses his momentum to drive Dubian back into the corner! The chairman now driving knees into Devan’s gut! Devan slides down to sitting as DEDEDE stomps into him and now the referees starts counting!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

FOUR!

FIV—

DEDEDE backs up with his hands raised to avoid the disqualification! The referee checks on Devan who pushes himself up to his feet with the help of the turnbuckles. BUT DEDEDE GRABS DEVAN BY THE ARM AND YANKS HIM OUT OF THE CORNER! DEVAN BUMPS INTO THE REFEREE AS HE GOES AND SENDS THE REF INTO THE ROPES! DEDEDE HITS A LOW BLOW BEHIND THE REFEREE’S BACK!! AND PLANTS DUBIAN WITH A THE IMPALER!! IMPALER DDT!!! The referee has turned back around just in time to see the DDT but not the low blow! DEDEDE MAKES THE COVER! NOT LIKE THIS!!!

ONNNNNEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWOOOOOO!!!!

TTTHHRRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Talib: BUT DUB GOT HIS FOOT ON THE ROPE!!!! Dub manages to survive and DEDEDE looks incensed! Almost as if how dare Devan survive the pinfall! Now DEDEDE grabs Dubian by the head and pulls him up… BUT DUBIAN FIGHTING BACK NOW! Firing off shots into DEDEDE’s stomach! Now he tears back! HEADBUTT! Right on the bridge of the chairman’s nose! DEDEDE takes a step back, stunned, and Dubian sees his opening! DUBIAN WITH A BIG DISCUS ELBOW TO THE CHAIRMAN!!! DEDEDE recoils back into the ropes and bounds off!! DUBIAN SCOOPS HIM UP!! IN POSITION FOR THE FLASHSTEP!!!!

Stew: SUPERKICK!!!!! THERON NIKOLAS JUST SLIPPED IN AND STOPPED DUBIAN FROM HITTING THE FLASH STEP!!!! Theron now grabs Dubian and throws him out of the ring! Theron laughs as Dubian crashes! KNOCK BITCHES OUT! Cameron Ella Ava catches Theron from behind with the forearm smash and sends Theron over the top rope! Mr. DEDEDE rises back to his feet looking pissed as Cameron has slid out to get Devan back to his feet! DEDEDE sees them both on the outside as well as Theron Nikolas stumbling to the side! DEDEDE TAKES OFF!!! VINTAGE DEDEDE!!! FLYING TOPE OVER THE TOP ROPE!!! He crashed straight into Cameron and Devan! DEDEDE kneels between them both and grabs them by the face and just smashes their skulls back into the floor! Devan is the legal man so DEDEDE pulls him up! And now he just runs Devan into the barricade! The referee is calling for this to stop but the chairman ignores him! The ref counts!

ONE!

DEDEDE chops Devan over and over against the barricade!

TWO!

Dub tries to fight back but DEDEDE kick him straight in the gut and hits him with a gutwrench suplex on the floor!

THREE!

DEDEDE starts to pull Devan up but Theron Nikolas now comes in and he’s saying something to the Chairman!

FOUR!

DEDEDE smiles as he likes what he hears and he pulls Devan up to standing!

FIVE!

DEDEDE and Theron toss Dub back into the ring!

Talib: DEDEDE lifts the ring skirt like it was Carmen Ava’s and looks for what he wants!

Stew: You’re disgusting.

SIX!

DEDEDE doesn’t seem to find what he’s looking for and moves to the other side! Theron helping him look now!

SEVEN!

CAMERON ELLA AVA IS BACK TO THE APRON! DUB CRAWLS OVER AND MAKES THE TAG!

EIGHT!

DEDEDE JUST PULLED OUT THE EQUALIZER!!! THE SAME WEAPON THAT ENDED JAMIE O’HARA’S CAREER!!! HE LOOKS AT IT WITH A SADISTIC SMILE!!!!

NINE!

DEDEDE rolls into the ring, breaking the count, and sees Cameron standing in front of him instead of Dub! The referee yells and tries to get DEDEDE to throw the weapon out— BUT THERON NIKOLAS JUST YANKED THE REFEREE UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND TOSSES HIM INTO THE BARRICADE!

Talib: The Chairman has that look in his eye! He wants to end Cameron before Wicked Games even comes! The two are eyeing each other and Theron Nikolas is watching with a perverted grin. The Chairman motions for Cam to come, but she watches him like a hawk, not daring to make a misstep in this scenario. DEDEDE decides he’s going move! HE RUSHES AT CAM!!!

Stew: BLEEDING EDGE! DUB WITH THE BLEEDING EDGE ON THERON ON THE OUTSIDE BUT CAM IS STILL IN DANGER! DEDEDE SWINGS THE EQUALIZER AT HER HEAD!!!

Talib: BUT CAMERON DUCKS!!!! She moves under the guitar now and plants her foot turning on a dime just as DEDEDE turns around!

Stew: IN EXCELSIS!!!!!! JAMIE O’HARA’S OWN BICYCLE KNEE PLANTED RIGHT INTO THE CHAIRMAN’S JAW!!! CAMERON ELLA AVA USED HER HUSBAND’S FINISHER ON DEDEDE!!! SHE DROPS INTO THE COVER JUST AS DEVAN ROLLS THE REFEREE INTO THE RING!!!!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

( “ULTRANumb” hits, and the crowd jumps to their feet with a massive ovation. )

Stephie: Here are your winners… DEVAN DUBIAN AND CAMERON ELLA AAAAAAVVVVAAAAAA!!!!

Stew: SHE DID IT! CAMERON ELLA AVA PUTS DEDEDE DOWN!!

(Cameron and Devan have their hands raised in the ring and Cameron looks as if she wants to cry)

Talib: The Chairman isn’t going to be happy about this! But don’t forget, this isn’t Wicked Games. Do you think Cam can pull the same thing off tomorrow night with no tag partner?

(Cameron and Dub make their way back up the ramp with their hands raised high as Theron rolls into the ring and DEDEDE is just waking up)

Stew: And will Devan Dubian be as successful with the Bleeding Edge as he was tonight?

Talib: I guess we’re gonna have to wait and find out!

( Promotional match card shows up on the screen advertising Jack Ripley (c) vs Erebus Jennings for the EAW PURE Championship, scheduled for later this evening. )

Stew: We still have a lot more on the docket this evening ladies and gentlemen, including yet another EAW PURE Championship match up! Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan, in response to the chicanery that took place during last weeks title match, has ordered Jack Ripley to put his title on the line against Erebus Jennings! That will be our main event of the evening!

( We see another graphic showing all three members of The Score: Ryan Wilson, Shaker Jones and Jason McKormick, who are all set to address their actions last week. )

Talib: And coming up right after the break, we’re going to hear from The Score and hopefully gain an understanding for why they chose to pick a fight with Donovan Cross and Apocalypse! Right now let’s take a look on exactly what went down last week.

( RECAP FROM LAST WEEK: Dramatic music plays, and we see The Score out in the ring from last week reflecting on their losses that occurred the week prior — Wilson & McKormick’s loss to MarrKade, and Shaker Jones’ loss to Donovan Cross. They state, in their own way, how setbacks are to be expected in their conquest, and reiterate their intentions to change the wrestling business for the better. We see highlights from Jason McKormick’s losing effort against Lucas Johnson, and backstage McKormick vents his frustrations and states how he’s going to take matters into his own hands. Later that night we see Monster & The Devil, aka Apocalypse and Donovan Cross laying waste to The Core Brothers. Following the beatdown, Jason McKormick would run in to attack Donovan Cross from behind and instigate a fight with Apocalypse. With some backup from Shaker Jones and Ryan Wilson, The Score managed to clear the ring — with Soothsayer Hamasa holding Apocalypse and Donovan Cross back and opting to continue the war at a later time. )

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an advertisement for the upcoming Empire FPV, Bloodletter, where Women’s World Champion Madison Kaline will defend her title against the challenger, Andrea Valentine, in a “Mistress of Death” match! Also see Raven Roberts taken on Remy Skyfire for the final time in a 3 stages of hell match for the EAW New Breed Championship! Bloodletter takes place LIVE! at 7pm, November 24th from the Mexico City Arena! )

( Camera opens up backstage, where Apocalypse, Donovan Cross and Soothsayer Hamasa are standing by in one of the more shadowy and obscure locations in the arena with an industrial backdrop stacked with production crates and the like. Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan approaches the group with a stern yet nervous countenance. )

Starr Stan: OK you guys, so I’m going to tell you the same thing I just got finished telling The Score. We need to have one show, at least one show, without all of the excessive shenanigans, the interferences, the beat-downs. This is FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY, our tagline is literally “WE FIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS”. This is supposed to be a show that promotes the athleticism of our Elitists, and we can’t have that if people are allowed to corrupt the most important part of what this product is supposed to stand for — the wrestling.

( Apocalypse moves closer to Starr, towering over him. Starr looks up with his eyes wide in trepidation, but Hamasa motions for Apocalypse to stand down. He does so only at her request. )

Soothsayer Hamasa: You may continue.

Starr: Thank you. Listen this doesn’t just apply to only you guys, I’ve ramped up security both backstage and ringside because I want this night to stand out on a weekend like this. Even though Wicked Games is going to be a massive show, I want Dynasty to leave its mark and I want our brand to stand out and really make an impression in front of these people. I simply ask (to Donovan) that when you go out for your match tonight against Jason McKormick, you do what I expect everyone else to do tonight, which is go out there alone.

Hamasa: And what exactly ensures that Jason McKormick will follow through with your requests?

Starr: I gave them a stern warning.

Hamasa: (scoffs) A stern warning?

Starr: Really stern.

Hamasa: Then allow me to offer you a stern warning as well. There is no cheating The Devil once the blood contract has been sealed. In translation, if The Score attempts to break their vows and repeat the actions of last week, there will be severe consequences due not only for The Score, but the entirety of Friday Night Dynasty… have I made myself clear?

Starr: I will do everything in my power to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Hamasa: I hope so…for your sake.

( Starr nods his head and walks away wiping perspiration off his brow. )

???: Sounds like somebody needs some back up!

( Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman walk into frame, with Hitchman sporting slight discoloration on his face after the assault he took last week from Kevin Hunter. )

Albert Hitchman: (nods) Lady Hamasa, you and I have quite a bit in common. You represent the future of Dynasty, and I represent the future of EAW himself, Lucas Johnson. And my client Lucas Johnson has a deep respect and admiration for your Devil and your Monster, and he is formally extending the olive branch to your esteemed compatriots at this hour. Lucas Johnson, after proving last week that he is a man without limits, is offering his services in your fight against The Score.

Hamasa: And what use would we have for such an alliance?

Hitchman: Elementary, my dear Hamasa! Or more like elementary mathematics, because you have two…and The Score have three. You know what I think?

( Hitchman puts his hand on Hamasa’s shoulder, immediately creating an awkward vibe. )

Hitchman: I think you have a force to be reckoned with at your hands, Monster and The Devil are like a fortress on wheels that can trample over anything and everything in this company! But as last week has proven, your fortress is not impenetrable. With the help of a star athlete, a prodigy, a genius in the ring like Lucas Johnson — think of the possibilities that the five of us could accomplish! Think of the millions that we could ma–

( JUST THEN: Apocalypse grabs Hitchmans hand and he immediately cries for relief just from the grip of the monster alone. Apocalypse removes Hitchman’s hand from Hamasa’s shoulder, and gets in his face. )

Apocalypse: (in Lucas Johnson’s face) WE DON’T WANT YOUR GODDAMN HELP. (in Albert Hitchman’s face) NOW GET LOST.

( A weary Hitchman digs into his suit pocket and pulls out his card. )

Albert Hitchman: (short of breath) If you reconsider, my card?

( Apocalypse snatches the card out of Hitchman’s hand. Hitchman and Johnson quickly exit the scene. Camera opens back up to the ring, where “I Want It All” by Queen is playing on the sound system and Ryan Wilson, Jason McKormick and Shaker Jones are standing in the ring. )

Stephie Love: Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome SHAKER JONES, RYAN WILSON AND JASON MCKORMICK… THE SCOOOORRRREEEEEEE!!!!

Stew: We’re back to Friday Night Dynasty and we’re about to hear from three men who may have landed themselves in some serious trouble after instigating an attack against Donovan Cross and APOCALYPSE. We expect to hear from them now about what they did last week as well as why they did it, as Jason McKormick has the floor at this present time. )

( “I Want It All” dies down and Jason McKormick is the only person with a microphone in hand. )

Jason McKormick: We all saw what went down last week, and you know what I’m going to put this all on me. My comrades Ryan Wilson and Shaker Jones had no idea that I was going to come out here and attack Donovan Cross and Apocalypse, but I think I can speak for both of them when I say that they understood.

( Wilson and Jones both nod in the background. )

McKormick: They understood why I did it, because the three of us have a mutual understanding of what we want this sport to become, and guess what? Apocalypse and Donovan Cross are the antithesis of all of it. When the three of us look at pro-wrestling we see an artform, we see an outlet for creative expression, when we look at this canvas we see a painting waiting to be drawn. When Apocalypse and Donovan Cross look at pro-wrestling they see a blood sport, they aren’t here to create masterpieces, they’re here to create chaos and destruction. That’s all those bastards care about, and they won’t stop until the ENTIRE Dynasty roster is on the shelf!

( McKormick gets more fired up and some of the fans start to get behind him. )

McKormick: Let me tell you something about myself, my whole life I’ve been looked at as two things. 1. CRAZY AS HELL, and 2. PASSIONATE. I get the sense that the truth lies somewhere in the middle, and I’m willing to accept that. Am I nuts for going out there and jumping into the lion’s den to battle with beasts? Absolutely, but would I do it again — even without backup — if it meant defending the honor and integrity of this game? Abso-freakin-lutely. I got as much heart as I’ve got guts, and I will go to war if it means settling the score with Monster and The Devil. And tonight I prove that I can hold up my end of the bargain by settling that score right here, LIVE in New Orleans!

( Crowd pops. )

( “Communion of the Cursed” by Ice Nine Kills hits, and Donovan Cross walks out to the stage flanked by Soothsayer Hamasa. Hamasa and Cross exchange words, and the soothsayer turns around and walks back through the curtain. Shaker Jones and Ryan Wilson exit the ring and walk up the ramp engaging in a tense stare down with Donovan Cross. The two men walk past him, and Cross continues to the ring. )

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stephie Love: The following match is scheduled for one fall! Making his way down the aisle, from Portland, Oregon weighing in at 200 POUNDS… DONOOVVAAAANNN CROOOOSSSSS!!!

Talib: We almost saw a messy situation just now between The Score and Donovan Cross, but as Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan stated earlier this night is meant to be about settling differences the fair way — and if The Score truly are honest about their intentions then they’re going to allow Jason McKormick to fight their own battles!

Stew: I agree with that Bari, last week left me admittedly a little dubious regarding their intentions, for all intents and purposes they did stage a blindside attack against Monter & The Devil, but it appears as though Jason McKormick intends to meet The Devil face to face in this singles match up with Donovan Cross!

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stew: DONOVAN CROSS TAKES OFF AND IMMEDIATELY TACKLES JASON MCKORMICK TO THE GROUND! THE TWO ALREADY EXCHANGING BLOWS FROM THE GROUND NOW, THERE IS NO LOVE LOSS BETWEEN EITHER MEN FOLLOWING THE INSTIGATED ATTACK FROM JASON MCKORMICK! McKormick manages to kick Cross off of him, scrambles to the corner to recover, and Cross FIRES OFF WITH A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE INTO THE CORNER! McKormick stunned by that, Cross has already sprinted over to the opposite corner, and FIRES BACK WITH YET ANOTHER VICIOUS CORNER CLOTHESLINE! Cross rebounds yet again from the opposite corner, and this time MCKORMICK FIRES BACK WITH WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE ACROSS THE FACE! Both men hit the ground!

Talib: A hell of a counter for McKormick, and he and Cross recover relatively at the same place after dishing out some hard strikes to begin. Now it’s McKormick who takes Cross into another corner and delivers a flurry of stomps to the midsection, prompting the referee to cut in and count until four! McKormick takes Cross out of the corner and uses his boot to press Donovan Cross’ windpipe against the rope, inciting another count from the referee!

Ref: 1! 2! 3! 4!

Talib: McKormick stops yet again. Kind of a cheap tactic don’t you think Stew? I mean isn’t this guy supposed to be a wrestling purist or something?

Stew: I don’t know if he’s ever self professed to that Bari, although McKormick appears to be the most volatile member of The Score who are all backstage watching intently after being asked by Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan to not attend ringside. McKormick runs the ropes and looks to send a recovering Donovan Cross out of the ring! But Cross counters with a BACK BODY DROP, SENDING MCKORMICK UP AND OVER TO THE OUTSIDE! McKormick lands on the apron on his feet! He delivers a shoulder thrust through the ropes! Cross side steps it and delivers a DIZZYING KICK TO THE FACE! McKormick now draped over the middle rope, and Donovan Cross follows up with some disgustingly stiff stomps smashing his boot and the heel of his boot against the face, rearranging some of his facial features! Donovan Cross drags McKormick by the hair fully back into the ring, has him by the head with a firm vice grip, and delivers a RUNNING FACEBUSTER INTO THE KNEE! There’s a cover!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWWWWWWWWW-

Talib: Kick out by McKormick, but Cross seems to take no issue with it, as he’s up and dragging McKormick already by his hair across the ring! The official trying to get Cross to ease up on the hair pulling, but Cross instead drags McKormick to a seated position and fires off some WICKED KNEE STRIKES TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! THE LEFT, THE RIGHT, THEN THE LEFT AGAIN JUST COLLIDING INTO THE SKULL! Cross takes McKormick over with a mini snapmare to bring him onto his back, and delivers a jumping knee drop! That’s got McKormick rolling around holding his temple, and Donovan Cross springs up to the top turnbuckle and leaps off with a DIVING ELBOW DROP STRAIGHT INTO THE STERNUM! Nice one by Cross, and a hook of the leg this time!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: McKormick staying in this! Donovan Cross just has this eerie smile plastered all over his face, waiting behind McKormick for him to try and sit up. Cross from behind applies an uncomfortable looking neck crank, and the audience slowly begins to get behind McKormick by clapping their hands at a steady pace in order for him to channel enough energy and regain his bearings. Sounds like it’s working too, Jason McKormick is now feeding off the energy of the EAW Universe and he’s fighting out of that neck crank from behind as best as he can — summoning up just enough will to rise up to one knee! Donovan Cross hops onto the back of his opponent just as McKormick is back on both feet, and he’s now applying a sleeper hold!

Talib: This might take McKormick right back down to where he started, and probably even put him out unless he can find a way out of that Stew! McKormick’s losing his footing a little bit, the referee’s checking to see if the forearm is underneath the chin…. now McKormick backs up a little bit towards the ropes and JOGS FORWARD TO LEAP AS HIGH AS HE CAN AND FALL RIGHT ON HIS BACK! THAT’S A 50/50 CHANCE OF ESCAPE RIGHT THERE! BUT DONOVAN CROSS LATCHES ON!

Stew: MCKORMICK’S LOWER BODY IS HOISTED OFF THE MAT HOWEVER AND BOTH OF DONOVAN CROSS’ SHOULDERS ARE STACKED ON THE MAT!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Talib: Cross releases the hold! Great job by McKormick to position himself well enough to force the release! Cross and McKormick both recover at a rapid pace — but CROSS JABS MCKORMICK RIGHT IN THE LARYNX WITH A SAMOAN SPIKE! MCKORMICK DROPS TO THE FLOOR AND ROLLS TO THE APRON CHOKING AFTER THAT GROTESQUE JAB! Cross follows up with a low dropkick knocking McKormick off the apron, McKormick is on his feet but he’s definitely in a bad way after being spiked in the freaking throat! Donovan Cross steps onto the apron now and drags McKormick again by the hair, pulling him up to the apron himself… now he’s got him hooked, UH OH, LOOKING FOR A VERTICAL SUPLEX POWERBOMB ON THE APRON!!!!

Stew: RIGHT ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING BARI! BUT MCKORMICK WILL NOT FALL VICTIM THAT EASILY, MCKORMICK FIRES AWAY WITH STIFF PUNCHES TO THE TORSO! Cross releases the hook, but fires back with a HEADBUTT TO THE JAW! MCKORMICK EATS THE BLOW AND FIRES BACK WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Donovan Cross backs away a bit stunned and Jason McKormick comes charging at him — BUT CROSS SCOOPS HIM UP AND SLAMS HIM RIGHT ON THAT WICKED HARD APRON WITH THE SCOOP SLAM!!! SCOOP SLAM RIGHT ONTO THE UNFORGIVING APRON, POSSIBLY BREAKING JASON MCKORMICK IN HALF! McKormick of course spills off the apron to the floor, and Donovan Cross scrapes McKormick off of the ground before he even has time to process the pain, and TAKES HIM BY THE NAPE OF THE NECK TO SEND HIM RUNNING ACROSS RINGSIDE AND CRASHING HEAD FIRST AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS!!! DONOVAN CROSS RETURNS IN THE RING, AND THIS ONE MIGHT BE OVER FOR JASON MCKORMICK!

Talib: The crowd gives back a negative response while Donovan Cross shows off for these fans, and the ref’s got the count already underway!

Ref: 1!!! …. 2!!! ….. 3!!! …..

( Replay airs showing the spin-out scoop slam by Donovan Cross sending Jason McKormick spine first into the apron, and then we see Cross throw McKormick head first into the steps with everything he’s got. )

Ref: 5!!! … 6!!! ….. 7!!! ….

( McKormick is stirring, now up to a knee. )

Ref: 8!!! …. 9!!!

Stew: Jason McKormick dives underneath the rope and rolls back into the ring, and Donovan Cross comes right after him with a flurry of stiff stomps right into any open part of the torso that he can find! The official trying to manhandle Donovan Cross away from Jason McKormick, and Cross just gives off that soul piercing malevolent grin. Boy I’d hate to be in the ring against that guy. Donovan Cross returns to his target, scraping him off of the mat again and this time hooking him up PERHAPS SETTING HIM UP TO ‘DIE ON THE CROSS’!!!! CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB MIGHT BE ON THE WAY!!! BUT MCKORMICK IS HOLDING HIS GROUND, KICKING HIS LEGS AND FIGHTING IT WITH EVERYTHING HE’S GOT! MCKORMICK BASHES THE BACK OF HIS SKULL INTO CROSS’! NOW MCKORMICK COUNTERS WITH AN INVERTED HEADLOCK BACKBREAKER! Nice counter there for McKormick, Donovan Cross collapses to his knees favoring his back in a lot of pain while McKormick is down to all fours.

Talib: That was just what McKormick needed at the right time and the right place, but while McKormick is recovering at the corner Donovan Cross is back up and ready to go! He sprints over to McKormick — JUMPING CLOTHESLINE FROM MCKORMICK! Cross recovers, ANOTHER JUMPING CLOTHESLINE! Cross is back up albeit at a slower pace, and McKormick sends him into the ropes with an Irish whip — Cross reverses the whip and follows McKormick to the ropes just to hook him from behind for a GERMAN SUPLEX!!! BUT MCKORMICK HANGS ONTO THE ROPES, CROSS ROLLS TO HIS BACK, ROLLS THROUGH BACK TO HIS FEET — SHINING WIZARD!!!! MCKORMICK LEVELS DONOVAN CROSS WITH A SHOT STRAIGHT TO THE NOSE!!! JASON MCKORMICK ROLLS OVER CROSS WITH A COVER!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: KICK OUT BY CROSS!

Talib: MCKORMICK CANNOT BELIEVE IT, HE’S HOLDING HIS HEAD IN SHOCK AFTER THAT! You just know he wanted so badly for that to be it, Jason McKormick has no idea how much he has left, but he knows how much he has on the line here tonight. This is about proving his worth and proving that he can hold his own and represent The Score by coming away with a potentially huge win against Donovan Cross! McKormick is at the corner of the ring now gnashing his teeth and anticipating the next movement from his opponent… Cross has managed to bring himself to all fours, and MCKORMICK WANTS TO HIT “DINNER TIME”!!!! CURB STOMP DELIV– THRUST KICK!!! DONOVAN CROSS COUNTERS WITH A SICKENING THRUST KICK, AND FOLLOWS UP WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX POWERBOMB!!!! CROSS DELIVERS IT, BUT HE ROLLS THROUGH IT, ROLLS THROUGH IT, DRAGGING MCKORMICK BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND HITS A BRAINBUSTER!!!!! THAT HAS TO BE IT, IT JUST HAS TO!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: MCKORMICK!!! STAYS!!! ALIVE!!! This entire crowd is in sheer disbelief, and you cannot blame them one bit Bari! How the heck is Jason McKormick still going after that?!

Talib: I couldn’t tell you Stew, I couldn’t tell you what’s keeping him going, but it looks to me like Donovan Cross knows exactly what’s needed to put him away! Cross motioning to the crowd for the throat-slit taunt, representing the execution that is to come….now he slowly but surely drags McKormick up from the mat, ducks down… and HOISTS MCKORMICK UPSIDE DOWN FOR THE BACK TO BELLY PILEDRIVER!!!!!! “VIOLENT NIGHT”!!!!! THAT COULD END HIS CAREER!!!!

Stew: MCKORMICK ROLLS THROUGH! HE ROLLS THROUGH IT WITH A SUNSET FLIP ROLLUP OUT OF THAT SUNSET DRIVER, AND DONOVAN CROSS’ SHOULDERS ARE STACKED ON THE MAT!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

( Donovan Cross kicks out right after three, but the referee calls for the bell. )

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stew: HE GOT IT!

( “The Devil In I” by Slipknot hits and Jason McKormick rushes out of the ring immediately. The official follows him out, raising McKormick’s arm to signify him as the victor. )

Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… JASOOOOOON MCKORMIICKKKKK!!!!

Talib: BY THE SKIN OF HIS TEETH STEW, HE NABBED IT!

Stew: An apoplectic Donovan Cross is in the ring seething with rage as Jason McKormick clinches a much needed victory against Donovan Cross — handing Cross his first loss since arriving to Friday Night Dynasty!

Talib: Donovan Cross doesn’t look like he’s willing to accept the results of — HEY WHAT IN THE?

( The music stops and the titantron shows Apocalypse backstage, pummeling Ryan Wilson with punches to the midsection while Wilson is backed into a row of cubby-hole lockers. Shaker Jones is also seen laid out, presumably from the surprise attack by Apocalypse. )

Stew: SHAKER JONES AND RYAN WILSON ARE BEING AMBUSHED BY APOCALYPSE! APOCALYPSE IS BEATING THE HOLY HELL OUT OF RYAN WILSON — AND OH GOD, SOMEBODY’S GOT TO CHECK ON SHAKER! HE MIGHT BE SERIOUSLY HURT!

Stew: Jason McKormick is just catching wind of what’s going on, and he’s hightailing it up the ramp to try and stop the assault!

Talib: We need to go to break real quick — but someone needs to stop this before APOCALYPSE does irreversible damage! We’ll be right back!

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an advertisement for tomorrow’s Voltage Invitational event: WICKED GAMES! All three World Championships on the line, including Dynasty’s own Theron Nikolas who will defend the Answers World Championship against Devan Dubian! Can Theron retain his gold without the help of The 1%, or will Devan Dubian claim his glory and abscond the seat of rulership over Friday Night Dynasty from Theron? Find out tomorrow night, only on the EAW Network! )

( BEFORE THE BREAK: Recap airs showing Jason McKormick celebrating his victory over Donovan Cross, when on the titantron APOCALYPSE is seen pummeling Ryan Wilson with a brutal barrage of fists, while Shaker Jones is laid out nearby unconscious. )

( Live camera opens up backstage, and we see Jason McKormick in the dressing room with several other trainers who are checking up on the health status of Ryan Wilson and Shaker Jones. )

Jason McKormick: WHERE IS THAT SON OF A BITCH?!

( Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan walks into the frame, concerned for what took place. An angry Jason McKormick turns to Starr. )

Jason: STARR HOW THE HELL COULD YOU LET THIS HAPPEN?!

Starr: I had security detail set up to prevent this, no one claims to have seen Apocalypse coming!

Jason: HOW DO YOU MISS A 7 FOOT, 400 POUND GIANT?! THIS IS ON YOU STARR!

Starr: Listen I already had Apocalypse escorted out of the arena, but the damage is done man. I need to know about whether Ryan can go or not.

( Starr approaches Wilson, who is being tended to by a doctor and is favoring his ribs which were beaten unmercifully by the gigantic fists of Apocalypse. )

Starr: Wilson you’ve got to let me know, are we going to need to cancel your match tonight?

Ryan Wilson: (pained) Hell no, don’t you dare.

Starr: How did I know you were going to say that? (to the medic) Do your best with him doc, if he can’t go you need to let me know. I’m not in the business of jeopardizing the health of my Elitists, so make sure you’re thorough about this.

( The medic nods, and Starr exits scene allowing Jason McKormick to tend to his partners in their time of need. )

( The broadcast returns to the ring, where ‘DUST’ by Tremonti is playing over the sound system and Kevin Hunter is pacing around the ring with a microphone in hand. In the ring itself, a trashcan is placed in the ring and a table is set up displaying Funko Pops, action figures, posters for One Piece, Boku no Hero Academia, One Punch Man and Sword Art Online. A mountain of manga and anime dvds are also piled up on the table, stacking up to nearly 3 feet high. A life-sized cardboard cutout of Ultra Instinct Goku stands next to the table, and a fat mid 20s pimple faced virgin is standing by the anime memorabilia, donning a Hunter X Hunter t-shirt that is two sizes too small. )

Kevin Hunter: CUT MY MUSIC OFF.

( ‘DUST’ immediately cuts off. )

Kevin: Last week on Dynasty I reached my limit. I came to a breaking point, I passed a point of no return, and I can’t goddamn take it anymore!!!!

Stew: …

Kevin: I didn’t get into pro-wrestling to go back and forth with cosplaying man-child rugrats like Ryan Wilson! I didn’t get into this sport to get booed out of the building by a bunch of soyboys and marks! What the hell happened to this place? What happened to all of the men? What happened to the era of testosterone and dragon energy?! We went from the likes of HRDO vs Crude, to “Shaker Jones vs Woogieman”! We went from blood and guts, to flips and more flips! EAW used to stand for Extreme Answers Wrestling, and the fans used to expect Extreme Answers and Wrestling, but now the crowds are full of a different kind of EAW: Extremely Annoying Weebs!

( Crowd boos. )

Kevin: The fans used to wait for the superstars at the airports and outside of hotel rooms, but now the fans are in the dressing room! Not only has EAW changed, but let’s face it people American culture has changed! What used to be taboo is now celebrated out in the open! Wrestling used to be the most popular sport in mainstream culture, people used to be ashamed of loving Japanese cartoons, watching wrestling was the pastime of America. Now you gotta hide the fact that you’re into wrestling, while anime and stupid comic movies are all the rage! You want to know why all of these fucking school shootings happen all the damn time?! Because this new generation is full of LOSERS! Losers who don’t go outside, don’t talk to anybody, don’t get any fresh air! When all you know are animated tits and ass, and you’ve never been touched by a real woman, that’s what fucking happens! Hell the fat sack of shit behind me is exhibit A.

( Kevin turns to the Otaku standing behind him. )

Kevin: C’mon son step up here I wanna talk to you.

( The fan walks up to Kevin Hunter with a smile on his face, and he adjusts his spectacles. )

Kevin: What’s your name kiddo.

( Kevin holds up the microphone to the Otaku. )

Otaku: I don’t feel comfortable giving out true real identity, but all of my friends call me Anon.

Kevin: OK “Anon”, how old are you?

Anon: I’m 24.

Kevin: TWENTY FOUR. OK Mr. 24 year old Anon, lemme ask you this, do you have a job?

Anon: Nope, I’m what they call a “NEET”. Also please don’t identify me as “Mr.”, I am an emotionless robot.

Kevin: Not gonna ask you what that means, but Imma assume you haven’t lost your virginity either, am I correct?

Anon: Does my Ochaco Uraraka plush doll count?

Kevin: … No it doesn’t son, no it doesn’t. Dare I ask who your favorite wrestler is?

Anon: I am particularly fond of Jaydayne Pendragon, his work-rate is quite exceptional, he is by far the most skilled athlete in Shook Nation and he has garnered quite the number of 5-star matches by my sensei Brian Meltz–

Kevin: Alright alright we get it you’re a fucking loser. So let’s get this straight: you have no job, you’re out of shape, you clearly have never had sex. Let me ask you young man, what the hell is keeping you going?

Anon: Not sure what you mean?

Kevin: What gets you out of bed every morning? What is your calling to live? What gives your life meaning and fulfillment?

Anon: Well Attack On Titan season 3 comes back next April.

Kevin: OK.

Anon: Plus I have my prestigious collection of anime and manga behind me.

Kevin: Aha, funny you should mention this, boy that’s a lot of material ain’t that? Looks like it cost you a pretty penny.

Anon: Indeed, my mother has spent thousands on these collectibles, they are my pride and joy. I truly don’t know what I would do without them.

Kevin: Now imma be honest with you Anon, I have two kids at home, and if I EVER caught them watching this crap I swear to God I would beat those little bastards black and blue. Can you tell me what it is that draws children and young adults to this crap?

Anon: It’s the drama, the storytelling, the exciting action, the beautiful artwork! The romance such as that of the love story between Inuyasha and Kagome is a classic example of how true real life emotions can be captured through invigorating story arcs! Nothing quite matches the undying love between a senpai and his waifu, it’s the most beautiful form of expression!

Kevin: OK OK I see so basically you beat your dick to this stuff? Hey cameraman let’s come and have a look see at Anon’s lil collection.

( The camera zooms in closer as Kevin Hunter stands next to Anon’s gargantuan manga and anime dvd collections. Kevin Hunter picks up one of the dvds, which have to be blurred out due to graphic content. )

Kevin: Anon let me ask you this, is this one what they call “hentai?”

Anon: Why yes.

Kevin: Anon, do you believe in Jesus?

Anon: Uhm, I guess?

Kevin: How do you think Jesus would feel about you owning a copy of “PapaKiki & The Loli Waifus”? Is this even legal?

( Anon nervously fixes his spectacles. )

Kevin: Young man, you are just one of the many things that are wrong with wrestling fans. It is NOT cool to be like you. People like you should NOT be allowed to express your opinions on the internet. You should not be able to file into these crowds with money from your mom’s credit cards and boo the likes of me! (to the crowd) AND THAT GOES FOR ALL OF YOU!

( The crowd drowns Kevin Hunter out with boos, and Kevin Hunter mean-mugs the crowd waiting for them all to settle down. )

Kevin: You are in need of a serious attitude adjustment, you are in dire need of a reality check, and I’m going to give it to you —

( Kevin Hunter turns to the table and immediately begins filling the trash can with Anon’s precious anime collection. The plush dolls fall into the pile of DVDs and Manga, and Kevin Hunter begins taking down the posters from their frame and tosses them into the trash can as well. )

Anon: Wait a minute, what are you doing? That’s my — hey! Not my plush toy! What’s the meaning of this?!

( Kevin Hunter finishes filling the trashcan up with Anon’s anime and manga. He then picks the mic back up from the table, and puts one hand on the young man’s shoulder. )

Kevin: Son, Imma do something your mommy and daddy should have done a long time ago.

( Kevin Hunter walks over to the ring apron, where a can of gasoline is conveniently placed. He picks up the gasoline and empties the fluid all over the materials inside of the trashcan. )

Anon: WAIT A MINUTE STOP! THAT’S WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!

( Kevin Hunter pulls out a gas lighter from the pocket of his coat, and watches as Anon begs and pleads for him to stop. )

Anon: WAIT A MINUTE STOP! STOP THIS!!! NO NOOO NOOOOOOOO!!!

( Kevin Hunter uses the lighter to set Anon’s anime collection on fire. )

Anon: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! OH NO NO NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

( Anon tries to dig into the trash can, but he burns his hands attempting to pull out the anime collection. Kevin Hunter picks back up his microphone, and Anon is on his knees having a mental breakdown and slapping himself. )

Kevin Hunter: (to Anon) Get ahold of yourself! This is going to help you in the long run! Now that all of your anime crap is destroyed, you can do yourself a goddamn favor and grow the hell up for once! TAKE A SHOWER, HIT THE WEIGHTS, AND GET A CLUE! (Kevin Hunter turns to the hard cam) Parents, if you’re watching this right now, just know that your precious little baby boy or girl could end up just as sad and pathetic as that loser behind me right now! I implore every single parent here to make sure you watch what your children are doing, and make goddamn sure that they are NOT watching stupid fantasy cartoons where spiky hair Japs shoot fireballs out of their asses! Anime is not the only thing corrupting our society, and I will dedicate every week towards destroying the corrosive vices that are ruining society and ruining EAW! It is my duty as a red blooded alpha male to save you people from yourselves, you can all thank me later!

( Kevin Hunter drops the microphone, and ‘DUST’ comes back on the sound system. We see the young otaku curled up in a fetal position bawling his eyes out while his life’s achievement is burning to smoldering ashes, and a stoic Kevin Hunter takes his leave. )

Talib: What do you even say to that Stew?

Stew: From what it appears, Kevin Hunter enjoys seeing people suffer.

( We get a backstage shot showing Ryan Wilson walking through the backstage hallway corridor, with his ribs heavily taped following the assault from APOCALYPSE. )

Stew: Moving on however, because coming up right after the break we will see Ryan Wilson who appears to still have enough fight in him despite the blindside by APOCALYPSE earlier this evening! Can Wilson play through pain as he meets a primed and ready to go Lucas Johnson? We’ll find out, after a word from our sponsors!

( COMMERCIAL BREAK — Including an advertisement hyping up the rare Sunday edition of EAW Showdown! Witness the fallout between Diamond Cage and Scott Diamond’s EAW Championship match at Wicked Games! Also, Chris Elite goes one on one against Drake King. )

( “Revolution” by The Score plays in the background. Camera opens up to the busy outside of the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and we get a few shots of Bourbon Street and other areas of New Orleans that show off promotional banners, posters and billboards promoting EAW. )

Stew: EAW has taken over New Orleans for the second straight night of a four day extravaganza! Following last night’s episode of Empire, we are live with a second straight sold out event here on Friday Night Dynasty with over 17,791 members of the EAW Universe in attendance this evening!

Talib: New Orleans is one of the most lit places to spend the weekend Stew! Especially if you’re a fatso like myself. Bruh, if you’re looking for some of the tastiest food and the best liquor, bring your ass to Copper Monkey Bar & Grill over on Conti Street, and get yourself the bottomless shrimp and scampi… SONNNNNN… I promise you, you will die.

Stew: I’ll have to check it out, partner.

( Camera opens back up to the ring where ‘Psyched Out’ by The Supersuckers is playing over the sound system and Ryan Wilson is in the corner favoring his midsection and clearly in pain. Despite this, he is dressed to complete and doing his best to get his head in the game. )

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!! Introducing first, already in the ring representing “The Score”, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 200 POUNDS… RYYYYAAAAAAAAAAN WILSOOOOOOOON!!!

Talib: Ryan Wilson by no means should be competing right now Stew.

Stew: I can understand your take Bari, for those who are just tuning in, earlier this evening during the conclusion of Jason McKormick’s match against against Donovan Cross, Apocalypse staged an unprovoked attack backstage on Shaker Jones and Ryan Wilson, apparently blindsiding the two of them and beating the hell out of both of them until security arrived.

Talib: Apocalypse was escorted out of the arena, but like Starr said earlier, the damage has been done. Now due to the mandate of the GM Starr Stan, Ryan Wilson is going to have to go one on one with Lucas Johnson, and because all managers and partners are banned from ringside for every match of the evening, Wilson is going to have to go this alone.

( “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media plays on the sound system, and Lucas Johnson walks out to the stage flanked by Albert Hitchman. Hitchman and Johnson briefly exchange words, and Johnson walks down to the ring alone while Hitchman steps back through the curtain. )

Stephie Love: His opponent, from Atlanta, Georgia weighing in at 205 POUNDS… LLLUUUCAAAAAAS JOHNNNSOOOOOOOOON!!!!

Stew: Lucas Johnson surprised many people last week after having his manager taken out by Kevin Hunter. A common criticism for Johnson was that perhaps he was growing too dependent on his manager Albert Hitchman to succeed, but he managed to come away with a well earned win against Jason McKormick.

Talib: And it’ll be big for Lucas Johnson if he can knock off another member of The Score, two weeks in a row, with no Bitchman — I mean Hitchman at ringside.

Stew: Still angry over getting finessed by Hitchman, aren’t you?

Talib: (grumbles under his breath)

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stew: Lucas Johnson invites Ryan Wilson to come at him, offering a collar & elbow lock up. You can see the confidence radiating from Johnson, and a betting man would assume perhaps that it has plenty to do with the condition that Ryan Wilson is in, as Wilson and Johnson get into a test of strength here. But predictably Johnson delivers a boot to the injured midsection, and fires off with a precisely measured closed fist. Johnson ignores the official who objects to the cheap tactic, and he rolls Wilson closer to the ropes before standing RIGHT on Ryan Wilson’s injured rib cage, and using the ropes to grind his boots in and really trying to sink deeper into Ryan Wilson’s gut!

Talib: Johnson going straight to the advantage he’s got. The ref counts up to four before Johnson gets off of Wilson’s ribs, and Lucas Johnson goes back and forth with the ref a bit. I don’t want the official being extra soft of Ryan Wilson all of a sudden just because he’s working hurt, ain’t nobody told him he had to go through with this match! Personally I woulda just took the L and saved my ribs for a rainy day.

Stew: HOLD THAT THOUGHT BARI, WILSON FROM BEHIND WITH A ROLL UP!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOO-

Talib: Johnson kicks out, and Lucas Johnson scrambles up before being taken down with a double ax handle club to the face! Johnson recovers, rushes towards Wilson, but Wilson whips him into the ropes and Johnson rebounds off of them to be taken back down with a CALF KICK from Ryan Wilson! Wilson favoring his midsection, but he has Johnson in his sights now as Johnson recovers and is hooked up for a VERTICAL SUPLEX! GOT IT! Wilson rolls through the vertical, and now wants a SUPLEX INTO THE DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! BUT AS RYAN DROPS TO THE MAT, LUCAS JOHNSON LANDS ON HIS FEET AND COUNTERS WITH A JUMPING STOMP INTO THE RIBS!!! Wilson jumps up holding his midsection in quite a bit of pain, and Johnson takes Wilson and dumps him through the ropes, smacking hard against the ringside floor!

Stew: That was a nice counter from Lucas Johnson, and it appears he now wants to follow it up, exiting the ring and following a damaged Ryan Wilson who is crawling away as quickly as he can while favoring his ribs. Johnson eventually decides to come right after Wilson until they’re both right in front of our announce desk… OH MY GOODNESS!!! LUCAS JOHNSON WITH AN INVERTED BACK SUPLEX, PLUNGING WILSON RIBS-FIRST AGAINST THE HOOD OF OUR ANNOUNCE DESK! Wilson drops to the floor again, meanwhile the referee starts up with a count of “1”, and Lucas Johnson has a cheeky smile on his face, audibly saying “it’s too easy.” He may be right Bari.

Talib: He certainly might be, Johnson scrapes Wilson up from the floor and PLANTS HIM RIGHT BACK DOWN ON THE MAT WITH A NASTY SCOOP SLAM! He hit the floor real hard, and Lucas climbs right up onto our announce desk now, looking down with a smile while watching poor Ryan Wilson roll around and writhe in pain…. AND A FROG SPLASH OFF OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE HITS WILSON RIGHT WHERE IT HURTS THE MOST!!! At some point Wilson can’t keep taking this much abuse, this is going to cause some kind of permanent injury if this doesn’t end soon!

Ref: 6!!!! … 7!!!!

Stew: Can’t say I disagree Bari, Lucas Johnson sends Wilson back into the ring and follows him in to perhaps put an end to this match with the cover, hook of the leg!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: Kick out by Wilson! Lucas Johnson immediately talking some trash now to Ryan Wilson, slapping him across his head and playing mind games by spewing the verbal abuse. Johnson delivers a gator roll, turning Wilson back and forth to disorient him before rolling through back to his feet and draping Wilson up to his shoulders.. PERHAPS LOOKING FOR A GUTBUSTER!!! BUT SOMEHOW WILSON MANAGES TO STICK THE LANDING, AND COUNTER BY CLUTCHING BOTH LEGS JUST AS JOHNSON LIFTS THE KNEES… AND A SLINGSHOT INTO THE CORNER! LUCAS KNOCKS HIS HEAD HARD AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE! Wilson doing his best to rise back up to his feet as quickly as he can, but Johnson explodes out of the corner already firing back with a big clothesline! BUT WILSON COUNTERS WITH A SPANISH FLY!!! OHH BEAUTIFUL SPANISH FLY, AND THERE’S A HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!!!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Talib: Aggressive kickout by Lucas Johnson! A Spanish Fly with bad ribs is damn impressive, and you can tell Lucas was feeling the pressure with the frantic kickout! Wilson is feeding off of the energy of the crowd, and Johnson ain’t taking too long to recover himself. Both men are back up, and Wilson lights up Johnson with a few shoot kicks to the thigh! A rolling backfist attempt is ducked by Lucas who counters LOOKING FOR A SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!!! But Wilson dips his shoulder down and slings Johnson to the mat, Johnson recovers, and he’s CLOCKED ACROSS THE HEAD WITH AN ENZUIGIRI!!! Johnson on spaghetti legs now, and Wilson follows up just before Lucas Johnson can collapse to the mat with a GERMAN SUPLEX PERHAP??? NO, JOHNSON COUNTERS WITH A VICTORY ROLL PIN!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew: Kick out by Wilson, Wilson is attempting to recover but Johnson beats him to the punch with uncanny quickness! OHHHHH!!!!! WHAT A LOUD PUNT KICK TO THE RIBS!!!! DID YOU HEAR THAT?!?!

Talib: I HEARD IT, I FELT IT, I EXPERIENCED IT! GATDAWG WHAT A KICK!

Stew: Lucas Johnson may have completely knocked the air out of Ryan Wilson, and now Johnson isn’t even finished, Johnson hooks Wilson by both legs and drags him over to the ring ropes. Wilson is completely helpless — AND JOHNSON DELIVERS A SLINGSHOT OF HIS OWN, FLINGING RYAN WILSON THROAT-FIRST AGAINST THE BOTTOM ROPE WITH THAT DASTARDLY INCARNATION OF A SLINGSHOT! Ryan Wilson rolls to the apron and is draped halfway out of the ring holding his throat nearly hacking up a lung! I can only imagine the level of discomfort you must feel not only to have your ribs potentially bruised if not shattered, but to have your windpipe damaged as well! Lucas Johnson isn’t done, he has Wilson by both legs and drags him away from the ropes, and is LOOKING TO TURN HIM OVER, PERHAPS WANTING TO APPLY THE BOSTON CRAB! THERE IS NO DOUBT THIS WILL SPELL THE END OF THIS MATCH IF LUCAS CAN GET HIM OVER!!!!

Talib: WILSON TRYING TO FIGHT THAT WITH EVERY BIT OF FIGHT THAT IS LEFT IN HIM! THIS IS BECOMING A LIFE OR DEATH KIND OF STRUGGLE FOR THE BOTH OF THEM, BUT WILSON IS ATTEMPTING TO ADJUST HIS WEIGHT! OH, OH HE REELS JOHNSON IN WITH A CRUCIFIX BODY-SCISSORS PIN!!! LUCAS STACKED ON HIS SHOULDERS!!! COULD HE HAVE IT?!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( Lucas Johnson jumps up in shock, and “Psyched Out” comes back on the sound system as the crowd cheers and Ryan Wilson painstakingly celebrates his victory. )

Stephie Love: Here is your winner, RYAAAANNN WILSOOOOOOOOOON!!!

Stew: RYAN WILSON SEALS THE DEAL WITH A TREMENDOUS COUNTER, LUCAS LOOKS LIKE HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT EVEN HIT HIM!

Talib: This goes to show that any EAW match can end at any moment! Lucas Johnson got far too overconfident, and if he had kept his ego in check there is no doubt that this match would have gone a different way. Instead he got caught like a deer in the headlights!

Stew: You’ve gotta give it to Wilson for defying the odds on this evening and — LOOK OUT!!!!

Talib: WHAT THE HELL? LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A CLUBBING BLOW FROM BEHIND! AND JOHNSON IS STOMPING AWAY AT RYAN WILSON WITH NO REMORSE! COME ON KID GET OVER IT, YOU LOST!

Stew: Johnson drags Ryan Wilson up from the canvas… and DELIVERS A GUTBUSTER!!!!! OH COME ON!!!!

( Ryan Wilson tosses and turns while clutching his midsection. The official screams at Lucas Johnson, demanding that he leave Wilson alone. )

Talib: AND JOHNSON ISN’T DONE — OH WAIT A MINUTE, I THINK HE IS! JASON MCKORMICK COMES CHARGING DOWN TO THE RING WITH A CROWBAR! AND LUCAS JOHNSON WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT, HE DIPS OUT OF THE RING AND JASON MCKORMICK IS CHASING AFTER HIM!

( Lucas Johnson jumps over the barricade and runs for his life into the crowd. Jason McKormick jumps over the barricade as well, but stops knowing that Johnson is already too far away from him. Lucas Johnson reaches the top of a flight of stairs, and Jason McKormick returns to the aid of Ryan Wilson. )

Stew: Lucas Johnson surrounded by disapproving fans, knowing that he’s found a safe haven at least for now. That was a pathetic display of poor sportsmanship, reactionary rancor unbecoming of someone with Lucas Johnson’s athletic pedigree.

Talib: McKormick is still fired up, and I doubt he or the other members of The Score are going to let this one go. Not by a long shot.

( “Revolution” by The Score plays in the background, and we get a split-screen of Erebus Jennings and Jack Ripley making their individual trips to the ring with security detail watching over both of them. )

Talib: Well coming up next folks, the EAW PURE Championship on the line in a singles match to the finish pitting the defending champion Jack Ripley up against the Forthcoming of Darkness, Erebus Jennings! You won’t want to miss even a second of this, our cant-miss main event of the evening happens NEXT!

( FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK. )

(The Pure Championship Logo flashes across the screen. The camera then pans to Stephie Love standing in the middle of the ring.)

Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the PURE CHAMPIONSHIP! And as stipulated by Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan, all other EAW personnel are BANNED from ringside!

(Indestructible by Disturbed begins to play as the crowd begins to cheer. Erebus Jennings emerges onto the stage with an emotionless look on his face. He slowly makes his way to the ring as the lights in the arena dim.)

Stephie Love: Introducing the challenger, from parts unknown, weighing 240 pounds…. THE FORTHCOMING OF DARKNESS… ERRREEBUSSS JENNINGGGGSSS!

Stew: Erebus has been opposing the One Percent for weeks now, and with the One Percent banned from ringside, he seeks to deprive them of the Pure Championship.

(A Story To Tell by Woe, Is Me begins to play as the crowd boos heavily. Jack Ripley emerges onto the stage with the Pure Championship on his shoulder. A look of disgust crosses his face as he makes his way down to the ring.)

Stephie Love: Now, from Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing 202 pounds… HE IS THE PURE CHAMPION… JACCKKKK RIPPPLEEEYYYYYYYY!

Talib: Here is the Pure Champion. He defends his title now for the second week in a row here on Dynasty.

Stew: And this time he is going to have to go it alone without the presence of his stable mates or any other EAW talent for that matter! Now is the night more than any other where Ripley will have to rely solely on his skillset to get the job done, and he’s facing a scorned and bitter Erebus Jennings who, as we understand is coming into this match with a MASSIVE chip on his shoulder!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Stew: HERE WE GO! The PURE Championship is on the line. There is no love lost between these two individuals. THEY LOCK UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! They both struggle for control and Erebus manages to overpower Jack. He knees him in the midsection. HE KNEES HIM AGAIN! Jack doubles over in quick pain and Erebus upper cuts him! Jack now grabs at his jaw and now Erebus fires another knee to his gut! Erebus forces Jack into the corner where he unloads with several knife edge chops in rapid succession. EREBUS NOW PICKS UP JACK AND DROPS HIM IN HIS KNEE FOR A GUT BUSTER!

Talib: Erebus now drabs Jack away from the corner as he turns him around. Erebus has his eyes set on those turnbuckles… HE LAUNCHES JACK RIPLEY WITH A SNAKE EYES MANEUVER! JACK CRASHES INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AS HE STUMBLES BACKWARDS AND EREBUS CATCHES HIM FROM BEHIND WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! JACK CRASHES DOWN! Erebus now goes to the feet of Jack and is seeking the Scorpion Death Lock! Jack frantically tries to escape! He kicks Erebus away! EREBUS COMES BACK AT HIM BUT RIPLEY CATCHES HIM WITH A DROP TOE HOLD!

Stew: Erebus falls as Jack now begins to pull himself up so he can get some offense going. He stomps Erebus directly in the spine multiple times! Jack steps back as Erebus pulls himself up and Jack responds with a quick arm drag! Erebus Jennings falls again! He sits up and Jacks grabs him from behind as he throws a knee into his spine! Jack now steps down as he directs several elbows right into Erebus! HE PULLS EREBUS UP… AND CONNECTS WITH A PRECISE BACK STABBER!

Talib: Jack approaches Erebus as he stands over him. He bends down towards him to try to pull him up… AND EREBUS CATCHES HIM WITH A QUICK JAB RIGHT TO THE JAW! Erebus stands up and goes for a running clothesline! JACK DUCKS AS EREBUS SPINS AROUND AND HE’S CAUGHT WITH A ENZUIGIRI! EREBUS FALLS AS JACK RESPONDED GREATLY IN THAT SITUATION!

ONEEE! TWOOOOOO!

Stew: Erebus kicks out! Jack stands up and to keep his championship, he knows he has to be relentless. He now goes to the top rope! Erebus is lifeless seemingly in the ring and Jack leaps… EREBUS ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Jack manages to minimize impact from the landing as he may have realized Erebus would dodge. EREBUS NOW NOW GOES FOR A RUNNING BIG BOOT AS JACK BARELY MANAGES TO SIDE STEP! Erebus caught him just as he was regaining his footing from that moonsault! JACK NOW GRABS EREBUS FROM BEHIND! BUT EREBUS ROCKS HIM WITH SEVERAL ELBOW SHOTS! JACK FALLS BACK AND EREBUS SPINS… DISCUS CLOTHESLINE! IT CONNECTS! EREBUS NOW COVERS!

ONEEEE! TWOOOOO!

Talib: Erebus pulls Jack up. He pulls him in and attempts a kick out DDT! Jack fights back desperately as he pushes Erebus away! DAY LIGHT SLAYING TIME! HE CATCHES EREBUS WITH THE RUNNING KNEE! EREBUS IS DAZED AND IS FALLING BUT JACK CATCHES HIM! HE HAS HIM! OH GOD! THE RIPPLE EFFECT! HE PLAYS EREBUS WITH THE VERTEBREAKER! HE COVERS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEE–

Talib: A KICK OUT! EREBUS KICKS OUT! JACK IS IN DISBELIEF! HE HIS TWO OF HIS BEST MOVES IN SUCCESSION AND EREBUS LIVES! Jack gets up. He looks directly at Erebus with intensity as he urges him to stand up. He’s demanding that he stand. Erebus slowly pulls himself up and Jack is ready. EREBUS STUMBLES….YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! THE SUPER KICK… NO! EREBUS DUCKS! JACK TRIES TO RECOVER BUT EREBUS CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING FOREARM SMASH! HE GRABS JACK…. HE HAS HIM! PITCH BLACK! THE SCORPION DEATH DROP CONNECTS! WHAT A COUNTER! WE COULD HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEE–

Stew: KICK OUT! KICK OUT! NOW JACK KICKS OUT! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN AFTER THAT EXCHANGE! THEY BOTH JUST THREW SOME OF THEIR BEST MOVES AT ONE ANOTHER AND SURVIVED! They are motionless! Jack Ripley begins to stir as does Erebus. Both men crawl towards the ring ropes as they utilize it to pull themselves up. Jack is up and charges towards Erebus who is now up as well. Jack fires several punches right to the ribs of Erebus. He now throws Erebus into the corner. He now connects with a running clothesline! HE STEPS BACK AND PREPARES TO GO FOR ANOTHER ONE… BUT EREBUS EXPLODES WITH A BIG BOOT!

Talib: JACK ALMOST LOSES HIS HEAD! Erebus now lifts up the champion to his feet. He has him and he seems to be attempting a Belly to Belly Suplex. BUT JACK HEAD BUTTS EREBUS! HE BREAKS THE HOLD.. HURRICANRANA! JACK CONNECTS WITH IT AS HE FORCES EREBUS DOWN! Jack stumbles towards Erebus as he tries to pull him to his feet as he backs towards the corner. He steps up to the second turnbuckle has he maintains his grip on Erebus. HE NOW GOES FOR A TORNADO DDT! BUT EREBUS THROWS HIM OFF TO AVOID IT! HE PULLS JACK IN AS HE TRIES TO GET UP! FLOAT OVER DDT! IT PLANTS JACK RIPLEY!

Stew: Erebus now pulls Jack up who was a victim of that big DDT. JACK NOW BREAK FREE OF EREBUS AND HITS A SUPER QUICK DROP KICK! BOTH MEN GO DOWN AS THEY ARE FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THIS GRUELING MATCH! Jack begins to get up first. He approaches Erebus as he stands on top of him as he throw several punches to Erebus. He attempts to pull him up. He grabs Erebus and now pulls him in for a suplex! JACK TRIES TO EXECUTE IT BUT EREBUS HALTS HIS PROGRESS! EREBUS DELIVERS SEVERAL PUNCHES TO HIS RIBS!

Talib: EREBUS NOW BREAKS FREE OF JACK… HE HAS HIM! SITOUT SPINEBUSTER! IT PLANTS JACK RIPLEY AS EREBUS FALLS ON HIM FOR THE COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOO! THR-

Talib: KICK OUT! JACK RIPLEY ENDURES THAT SPINEBUSTER AND KICKS OUT TO CONTINUE ON IN THIS MATCH! Erebus sits up as he is trying to think of his next course of action. He lifts up Jack Ripley and throws him into the corner. Erebus steps back and charges… AND THE THROWS HIS BODY INTO JACK! STINGER SPLASH CONNECTS! EREBUS STEPS BACK AND CHARGES FOR ANOTHER ONE… DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME! MY GOD! JACK HITS THE RUNNING KNEE TO THE HEAD AS EREBUS WAS CHARGING TOWARDS HIM! JACK COVERS! HE’S GOING TO RETAIN!

ONEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO! THR-

Stew: NO! A KICK OUT BY EREBUS! HOW ARE THESE TWO MEN ENDURING WHAT THEY ARE THROWING AT ONE ANOTHER! Jack has to be getting desperate and so does Erebus. The winner of this match is going to have to dig deep down to pull out this victory. Jack picks up Erebus as he now grabs him. HE MUSTERS HIS STRENGTH AND PULLS OFF A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Erebus Jennings goes down and now Jack comes at him again. He pulls Erebus up and attempts another suplex… BUT EREBUS FIGHTS BACK WITH A KNEE TO THE GUT! HE GRABS JACK AND CONNECTS WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX OF HIS OWN!

Talib: Both men now pull themselves up at about the same time. They now turn to face each other and they each launch into attempting their own move… THEY BOTH TRY TO GO FOR A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX AT THE SAME TIME! THEY BOTH HAVE ONE ANOTHER AND ARE STRUGGLING FOR CONTROL! EREBUS NOW HEAD BUTTS JACK! HE HEAD BUTTS HIM AGAIN! HE NOW ROCKS HIM WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! JACK MAY BE ABOUT TO FALL! JACK JUMPS AND CONNECTS WITH A DROP KICK TO EREBUS OUT OF NOWHERE! HE FALLS AFTER HITTING IT AND EREBUS GOES DOWN AS WELL! That was a physical exchange. Erebus was doing some damage and Jack created separation with that drop kick, Ripley and Erebus are recovering relatively at the same pace and at the same rate…… these fans are at the edge of their seat…. AND RIPLEY FIRES OFF!!!!!!!!! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!!!!!

Stew: EREBUS DUCKS IT!!! HOOKS HIM FROM BEHIND!!!! PITCH BLACK!!! SCORPION DEATH DROP DRILLS JACK RIPLEY HEAD FIRST INTO THE MAT!!! AND EREBUS COVERS!!!! ARE WE GONNA SEE IT?

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stew: YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!

( The entire arena becomes unglued, and the crowd jumps to their feet in excitement as “Indestructible” comes back on and Erebus is handed the EAW PURE Championship by the referee and has his arm raised by the official )

Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND THE NEEEEEW EAW PURE CHAMPIOOOOONNN, EEEEERRREEEBUUUUUUUUS JENNNINNNNNNNNNNNNGGS!!!

( SCREEN BAR: New EAW PURE Champion, Erebus Jennings. )

Stew: AFTER FOUR LONG YEARS OF BATTLING FOR EVERY INCH AND EVERY OPPORTUNITY, EREBUS JENNINGS CAPTURES HIS FIRST SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP IN ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING!

Talib: I-I’M STILL IN SHOCK STEW! I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW! THAT ENDING WAS LIKE A PUNCH TO THE FACE, IT JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE!

Stew: JACK RIPLEY HAS NO IDEA WHERE HE IS, EREBUS DELIVERED THE FINISHING BLOW BASICALLY FROM OUT OF NOWHERE, AND HE IS LEAVING NEW ORLEANS WITH THE EAW PURE CHAMPIONSHIP! THE 1% SUFFERS A HUGE BLOW TONIGHT AFTER A TUMULTUOUS EVENING TO SAY THE LEAST!

( Erebus celebrates on the top turnbuckle with the EAW PURE Championship over his shoulder, soaking in the response from the fans. He raises his title to the audience, while Jack Ripley rolls out of the ring still dazed and completely confused by what just occurred. )

Talib: I got to admit I did not expect this outcome at all, obviously Erebus is somebody who has deserved a fair opportunity for so long, but I just didn’t think tonight would be that night!

Stew: Well Erebus has just proved many of his doubters wrong! Those who felt he could never hold a singles championship, those who believed a title would always elude him will now have to embrace it and accept it! Erebus Jennings is your NEW EAW PURE Champion!

( Erebus continues his celebration in the ring. The audience gives him a standing ovation while he holds the championship up proudly, showing the most emotion he has ever shown in his career. The closed caption appears on the screen and Erebus’ championship winning celebration is the last thing that is seen before the transmission eventually fades to black. )

( EAW logo buzzes )