(Multiple views of the EAW Performance are shown as the cameras pan around the area from different angles before settling on the ring where inside, Maria Del Rey stands with a microphone in hand as “‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (I Feel Fine)’ by R.E.M.”. King Karnage makes his way to the ring, high energy and ready to go!)
Maria Del Rey: The following triple threat match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Glasgow, Montana and weighing in at 235 pounds… KIIIIIIIIINNNNGGG KAAAARRRRRNNNAAAGGEEEE!!!
Clark Ruggerio: Guys like him come from Montana?
Ben Knight: I suppose so! But even more importantly, from what I understand he’s a self-professed pain addict and he loves the hardcore style of wrestling! I’m sure he’ll want to show that side of him as the next season rolls on!
(“The Phoenix” by Fallout Boy sounds around the Performance Center and Donovan Duke comes out from the back, determined and focused as he comes down the aisle!)
Maria Del Rey: Next, from Stillwater, Oklahoma, weighing a total of 215 pounds…. DOOOONNNNOOOVVVVVAAAAANNNN DUUUUUKKKKEEEE!!!
Ben Knight: He might be the lightest competitor in this match-up, but I wouldn’t count him out! What he lacks in size, I’m sure he’ll be ready to put his mind to use to find a way to win!
Clark Ruggerio: I’m not sure how much being a former Las Vegas card shark will help, but from his times watching from the sidelines, what he’s learned and picked up is sure to come into play as he looks to get his start here in EAW!
(“The Purge” by ScHoolboy Q, Tyler The Creator, and Kurupt takes over the sound system and making his way out, Mason Massacre stares down his opponents before starting to come down to the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: And finally, from Eastside, Long Beach, California, weighing in at 282 pounds…. MAAAAASSSSOOOONNN MAAASSSSAAAACCCRRREEEE!!!
Clark Ruggerio: The biggest and final competitor of the match, Mason Massacre aims to secure a victory here by using every advantage he has and all while taking no prisoners – he’s not looking someone I’d want to get on the wrong side of!
Ben Knight: Fortunately for you, you won’t have too, but Donovan and Karnage find themselves right in his path! But I wouldn’t put it past either of them to be able to turn things in either of their favor and start things off right for themselves as this match gets going!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Clark Ruggerio: Three of EAW’s newest signees look to get this triple threat match underway with the chaotic King Karnage going right after Donovan Duke, just to shove him to the mat! And he goes right after the biggest competitor of the match, Mason Massacre! Already starting to hammer away with a series of punches straight to the face, it’s almost no surprise that he’d go after someone else claiming to be so ruthless!
Ben Knight: So many violent tendencies, they’re sure to fit in EAW! Here he is now, having managed to get Massacre into the corner and he’s absolutely laying into him with this multitude of stomps- BUT JUST LIKE THAT MASON DRIVES HIM INTO THE MAT WITH A URANAGE! And here comes Donovon with a running dropkick right to Mason’s head as he’s down, coming out of nowhere to put himself back into the match! He’s fighting with everything he’s got to keep on the offensive, dropping elbows right over the back of the head as Mason works to push himself up to a vertical base!
Clark Ruggerio: Massacre pushes him away into the ropes and Duke comes springing off the ropes just to get popped up into the air, caught in a powerbomb position and he’s thrown into the turnbuckles! Duke stumbles out the corner into a vicious uppercut, Massacre leaving him stunned before he wraps him up and absolutely launches him overhead and to the mat with an exploder suplex! Mason with the first cover of the match!
Clark Ruggerio: But Karnage breaks up the pin! Mason Massacre and King Karnage get right into going back and forth exchanging strikes, neither of them seemingly ready to back down! But there’s Mason with a swift knee to the gut, doubling his 6’1 adversary over and he shoots him off into the ropes but Karnage comes running back attempting a crossbody block!
Ben Knight: But he’s caught and plucked right out the air! Mason Massacre stays on his feet with Karnage right in his grasp! But Donovan comes right off the top turnbuckle and puts both of his opponents to the mat with a missile dropkick to Karnage’s back! Duke uses Massacre as a launching pad to launch himself at Karnage in the corner, striking with a clothesline! He climbs up onto the middle rope in front of him and comes down on the top of his head with multiple punches, as if someone who calls themselves The Pain Addict needs the extra head damage!
Clark Ruggerio: And look at that! Karnage lands a timely strike to the abdomen to stun him and he pulls him onto his shoulders, and I think he’s trying to powerbomb him out the ring! Except Massacre clobbers Karnage over the back of the head and Donovan drops the mat, barely keeping his own balance as he falls back into the corner with King Karnage in front of him and Mason comes up from behind looking to squash both of them in the turnbuckles! Karnage takes the full impact as Donovan rolled out the way and now he’s got Mason in a schoolboy pin after tripping him up from behind!
Ben Knight: He kicks out! But as they both rush to make it to their feet it’s Karnage looking to take them both down with a double clothesline but Donovan is the one to duck under it! Ending up behind Karnage, he shoves Karnage into the ropes in a waistlock, using the momentum to fling him back into a german suplex! Donovan rushes over and brings the taller Elitist into a headlock to try for a lift but Karnage shoves him back and Duke hits off the ropes right back into a spinebuster that flattens him against the mat! Donovan goes rolling to the outside after a kick to the head, leaving Karnage to turn his attention back to Mason Massacre and Mason finds himself on the receiving end of a swinging neckbreaker after Karnage spins out of Mason’s attempted suplex! Karnage looking to keep control here as he fights to keep Massacre grounded to wear him down in that side headlock and he wrenches on the hold, but I don’t think it’s doing much to keep him down as Mason lands shot after shot to his lower back as he’s getting up and he gets them to the ropes, where he brings Karnage off his feet and throws him back to send him out onto the apron! Mason looks to follow him after him but Karnage kicks at his leg to send him collapsing onto the hardest part of the ring and now coming down, he looks to make the impressive feat of pulling him over onto his shoulder!
Clark Ruggerio: Karnage tries using him as a battering ram of sorts to send him into the ringpost but Mason shoves himself off and sends Karnage forward, The Pain Addict crashing into the steel post! Karnage uses the apron to pull himself up but Mason is already on him, lifting him up into a back suplex onto the apron! Mason gets him back into the ring near the ropes and goes for the pin!
Clark Ruggerio: But Donovan pulls Mason out the ring! The two of them trading blows on the outside now! Mason begins overpowering the shorter competitor and sidesteps a punch but catches the arm, eventually slamming him down over his knee into a sideslam backbreaker! Mason has dominated both of his opponents in these last few moments and now he’s stalking Donovan as he brings himself up with the help of the barricade and Mason charges forward at full speed just to hit that guardrail as Duke sidesteps the oncoming powerhouse! Donovan turns his attention back to Karnage who’s still inside the ring!
Ben Knight: But look at Karnage already trying to get to his feet as Donovan climbs up onto the apron to get back in! And Karnage is bleeding from his mouth after that collision with the ringpost! Karnage looks to strike before Duke can make his next move but the Stillwater native has it timed perfectly as he blocks the forearm and kicks him away through the ropes! Karnage getting to his feet as Donovan comes his way and Duke jumps for a hurricanrana but Karnage stays on his feet and lifts him back up, only to drop him with a powerbomb! Knowing that’s not enough, Karnage is quick to grab his legs and turns him over into a boston crab, putting all the pressure on that lower back to take weaken a good portion of Duke’s offense! Duke shouts as Karnage leans further back into the hold while Donovan fights to the ropes, trudging with everything he can and is just fingertips away from the bottom rope but Karnage releases the hold before he can grab it and stomps down on his back! Donovan rolling to the corner and pulling himself up as Karnage makes his way over but Duke manages to kick him back before pushing himself up to the top turnbuckle! He goes to stand but Karnage shoves one of his legs out from under him and Duke comes crashing down into a seated position just behind that turnbuckle padding!
Clark Ruggerio: That can’t be good at all! Karnage wipes the blood away from his mouth and I’m pretty sure that’s a grin on his face that I just saw! He’s headed up the turnbuckles and while clubbing him over the head and up top he hoists him up! HE FALLS BACKWARD WITH DONOVAN IN HIS CLUTCHES!! THE PAINFALL TAKES THEM BOTH TO THE MAT AND FROM ALL THE WAY UP THERE I’M NOT SURE WHO GOT THE WORST OF THAT ONE!! BUT AFTER A FEW MOMENTS, IT’S KARNAGE WHO’S THE FIRST TO STIR AND HE TRUDGES INTO A COVER!!
Ben Knight: MASON MASSACRE COMES CRASHING DOWN ONTO THEM WITH A RUNNING SENTON!!!
Clark Ruggerio: And almost immediately Karnage goes rolling off to the side clutching at his back while Mason simply puts his focus to Donovan, rushing him as he tries to stand and flooring him to the mat with a powerful shoulder tackle! And that dark look on his face tells me he’s got nothing but dark intentions for Duke! Stomping up and down his back as he’s got him turned over, Mason recklessly drags him to his feet into a sleeper hold, seemingly to try to end this by putting his lights out but Duke won’t quit! Throwing punches, elbows every which way trying to get out of this before he starts fading but realizing that Donovan won’t give up, Mason throws him with a sleeper suplex! After that collision that saw Duke and Karnage come colliding to the canvas, Mason has Duke plucked off the mat and over his shoulders in a torture rack, continuing to work and wear down the back!
Ben Knight: Mason wrenching on the hold but Duke is fighting out! Kicking and flailing to get out, he’s almost out BUT MASON READJUSTS HIS HOLD AND DONOVAN DUKE IS PUT DOWN RIGHT ON HIS HEAD!! THE THIRD DEGREE PLANTING HIM TO THE MAT AND MASON TURNS HIM OVER TO MAKE A PIN!
Clark Ruggerio: But Mason pulls him up off the mat to break his own pin?!! I don’t think he’s done just yet! He gets back up and brings Duke with him, pulling him back up over his head into another rack position! Seemingly going for the same move just to add insult to injury but this time he spins him out- AND DUKE COUNTERS WITH A HEADSCISSORS BEFORE HE’S DROPPED INTO THAT POWERBOMB!!! Mason rushes up to his feet to go after him BUT DUKE STRIKES! A SUPERKICK POPS MASON MASSACRE RIGHT ON THE JAW BUT HE’S STILL UP AND ONLY STUNNED! AND HE’S STILL COMING FORWARD! DONOVAN FIRES OFF REPEATEDLY WITH RIGHT HANDS THAT MASON TAKES STRAIGHT TO THE FACE ONE AFTER ANOTHER! MASON FINALLY DUCKING UNDER AN ONCOMING FIST JUST CATCH A KNEE TO HIS HEAD! AND NOW HE’S STRUCK WITH THE DEALER’S CHOICE!!! THE SPINNING BACKFIST CATCHES MASON MASSACRE RIGHT IN THE FACE!!! AND NOW DONOVAN TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO FINALLY BRING HIM DOWN GOES TO KICK HIM IN THE GUT BEFORE PULLING HIM IN! BUT THE IMPRESSIVE WHEREWITHAL OF MASON SEES DUKE GET PUSHED INTO THE ROPES!
Clark Ruggerio: BUT NO! DONOVAN GETS LIFTED OFF THE MAT BUT HE KICKS OFF THE TOP ROPE WHILE KEEPING THAT HEADLOCK APPLIED AND HE BRINGS MASSACRE CRASHING TO THE MAT HEAD-FIRST!!! A “DOUBLE DOWN” TORNADO DDT!! MASON IS DOWN AND OUT AND DUKE SCRAMBLES OVER INTO THE COVER!!!
Ben Knight: BUT A CHAIR TO THE BACK OF DONOVAN DUKE BREAKS THE PIN! KARNAGE HAS REENTERED THE MATCH AND HE’S GOT A CHAIR THAT HE JUST USED ON DONOVAN! HE BRINGS THE CHAIR DOWN ON HIS BACK AGAIN AND DUKE TRIES ROLLING OUT THE WAY! BUT HE’S STRUCK AGAIN BEFORE HE FINALLY DROPS TO THE OUTSIDE! KARNAGE TURNS HIS FOCUS BACK TO MASON AND KARNAGE DROPS THE CHAIR TO DRAG HIM OVER TO THE CORNER BEFORE STEPPING OUT AND DROPPING BACK TO SNAP HIS LEG DOWN AGAINST THE BOTTOM ROPE! KARNAGE GETS A HOLD OF THE LEG AGAIN AND SLAMS IT AGAINST THE RINGPOST AND MASON KICKS HIM AWAY BEFORE MORE DAMAGE CAN BE DONE!
Clark Ruggerio: Karnage comes sliding back in and goes right for the targeted leg, immediately trying to get into a submission but Mason continues to put up a struggle! Karnage now trying to step through the legs to tie them up, but as he reaches down he gets pulled down by his hair and punched right in the face! Karnage stumbles and falls back near the chair and he immediately gets it in his hands before getting up and raises it just to take a hit to the stomach! Mason is fighting his way up to his feet with hit after hit until Karnage stuns him with a kick! He readjusts his hold on the chair BUT MASON KICKS THE CHAIR RIGHT BACK AGAINST KARNAGE’S FACE!
Ben Knight: THE SOUND OF THAT HIT! THE IMPACT! KARNAGE DROPS THE CHAIR AND YOU CAN SEE HE’S PRACTICALLY OUT OF IT BUT MASON PULLS HIM IN BEFORE HE FALLS TO THE MAT!!! THE 562!!! THE FIREMAN’S CARRY SIDESLAM FLATTENS HIM TO THE MAT!!! HE’S GOING FOR THE PIN AND DONOVAN IS PULLING HIMSELF UP ON THE OUTSIDE AS THE REFEREE MAKES THE COUNT!!!
Clark Ruggerio: DONOVAN GOES TO MAKE THE DIVE TO BREAK IT UP BUT HE FALLS SHORT AND HE’S TOO LATE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“The Purge” by ScHoolboy Q, Tyler The Creator, and Kurupt begins to play and Mason is up to his feet, the referee raising his hand in an official declaration to signal the winner of the match and Mason wears a proud smirk on his face as he snatches his arm away from the referee.)
Maria Del Rey: Here is your winner… MAAAAASSSSSOOOOONNN MAAAAASSSSACCCRRREEEE!!!
Ben Knight: Mason Massacre manages to win here on Fight Grid tonight after a solid showing from all three competitors! However, it’s Mason who walks away with the victory and with a bit of momentum on his side into Season 14, I’m sure he’ll want to work on bringing more eyes on him to see what he does next, and Donovan and Karnage will surely look to do the same going forward! Congratulations to Mason Massacre once again!