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Gateway to Glory (2019)

(Background music plays as the voice of James Earl Jones begins to narrate.)

James Earl Jones: The gateway. What is the gateway? For some people it is as simple as an opening that leads to another side, but for others, the other side is everything. Depending on your faith, the gateway can be that one thing you spend you spend your whole life preparing for, when you finally reach those pearly gates where eternal salvation awaits on the other side. The gateway can be many different things for many different people, but for the Land of Elite… the gateway leads to the pinnacle, the mecca, the apex, the zenith. It is what men and women work their whole lives hoping to achieve. It’s a point that people spend their careers working hard to reach. Only the true elite have been able to make it to the other side.

(Quick flashes of Jamie O’Hara, Darkane, and Theron Nikolas show)

For some? The journey continues.

(Mark Michaels and Ms. Extreme are shown)

James Earl Jones: The goal for everyone remains the same. But unlike those with the goal of reaching the gateway through shared faith, here in EAW, only one person at a time can reach that spot, and they’ll do anything to make it to the other side…. of the Gateway to Glory!

(“Darkside” by grandson picks up and highlights of the last two months of Dynasty including the split of the 1%, Jamie O’Hara winning the Grand Rampage, Mark Michael’s wrath, Darkane’s reascension and many more.)

(“Darkside” by grandson blasts throughout the packed to capacity arena as the camera shifts through and hovers above the near 70,000 screaming fans in the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Several excited fans holding signs all throughout the arena are shown such as “DARKANE TIMES BYKE”, “THERON STOLE JAKE SMITHS GIMMICK”, “WHERE’S CAMERON?”, and “RIP QUEENS COURT” just to name a few. Pyro blasts all across the stage before the camera transitions over to the commentary table featuring the three-man(and woman) team of Talib Bari, Stew-O, and Flannery McCoy)

Stew-O: EAW week rolls on as we are LIVE from Seoul, South Korea for the third night in a row!!!! The excitement is so off the charts that the fans are clearly not tired of us, you’d think this was our first visit! But alas, the energy is amazing and off the charts and I can’t blame them when you consider the time of year!

Flannery: Not only the time of year being Pain for Pride season, but this event in itself is enough to make ANYBODY get excited! Lets run down the card for a second shall we? We have the self proclaimed God Emperor Theron facing off against the very man he won the Answers World Championship from who has been on a mission to recapture what was literally snatched from his grasp at the hands of the 1%, Darkane! Will Darkane Times once again gloom over EAW or will Theron make Darkane kneel? We also have the 2019 Grand Rampage winner Jamie O’Hara taking on a madman who is on a mission in Mark Michaels!

Stew-O: That’s gonna be a fire match but personally I’m looking forward to Ms. Extreme and her title defense against Ryan Wilson! I have a connection to her as I was the person to sign her and bring her back into this business and to see what she’s made for herself since coming back makes me root for her to make it to that big stage with the title in tact, all bias aside I won’t count out Ryan Wilson tho! All of these matches plus the others can go either way and that’s why these fans are on their feet going crazy, because they wanna get this thing started so let’s get it!

Stephie Love: Our next contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the New Breed Championship!

(“Hells Bells” by AC/DC begins to play as fans start booing immediately. Out walks Giovanni Luciano pointing to the crowd as his Italian mobster charisma oozes off of his body with each facial expression. Giovanni swings his arm around in a circle as he smiles and begins to walk down the entrance ramp. )

Stephie Love: Introducing first, the challenger! From Hoboken, New Jersey, weighing in at 210 pounds, he is THE DON, GIOVANNI LUUUUUUUUUUUUCIANO!!!

Stew-O: This young man came along to Dynasty at the end of February and has been looking to make his mark ever since.

Flannery McCoy: This smart talking jersey boy has deep ties and connections to the mob and has managed to earn this New Breed title shot right here tonight against a man who’s reign began one month ago.

Talib Bari: Giovanni may be entering the biggest match of his career in EAW at this point but if you think he’s coming in to Gateway to Glory to lay down for Sosa Henderson? YOUCANFORGETABOUTIT!

( Giovanni walks up the steel stairs as his music strums along some more. Luciano enters the ring and mocks the fans booing him by flicking his fingers under his chin as a sign of disrespect. As the AC/DC tune fades out, “Love Sosa” by Chief Keef begins and the entire arena gets on their feet.)

Stephie Love: And the champion!

(Fans begin roaring as out walks Sosa Henderson, his New Breed title glimmering from the lights hitting the gold. Sosa is wearing his bulletproof vest, black sunglasses, a black leather jacket, and custom black leather gloves that say “So” on his left and “Sa” on his right hands. Sosa nods his head as his music hypes him up and he raises his title high for all to see.)

Stephie Love: Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…weighing in at 191 pounds, he is your NEW BREED CHAMPION…”THE NEW BREED MAJESTY”…”BULLETPROOF” SOSA HENDERSON!!

Stew-O: Sosa won that title in spectacular fashion at Grand Rampage after defeating The Visual Prophet in a steel cage match. Sosa also defended this title against Korey Gaines a few weeks ago and looks to defend it once more here tonight.

Flannery McCoy: Sosa is making his rounds as all New Breed champions must do. As New Breed champ, you are obligated to face at least one member of each EAW brand or sometimes three representatives from all three other brands outside of the one he comes from. He defeated Korey Gaines, who was representing Voltage, now he sets his sights on Dynasty’s chosen number one contender in Giovanni Luciano!

Talib Bari: Henderson surely is loved by these fans but I bet Giovanni isn’t in love with Sosa. I bet he is in love with that belt he has, however.

(Sosa does a spin as he bounces around and gets hype before hopping on to the ring apron and jumping over the top rope. As he lands he does a quick spin before finding his way in front of Giovanni Luciano. Both man are face to face in the middle of the ring as the referee walks over to try and separate them both. )

Flannery McCoy: A little bit of gamesmanship by the champ here? Sosa eye to eye with his challenger as he raises his New Breed title high.

Talib Bari: Looks like he’s mouthing some words to Giovanni. “YOU CAN’T REACH THIS, KID!” is what it appears to be what he’s repeating as Giovanni laughs right in his face.

Crowd: SOSA!!! SOSA!!! SOSA!!! SOSA!!! SOSA!!!

Stew-O: Sosa may be one of the most confident men in this business but I think Giovanni isn’t as amused with his swagger as that laugh may let on.

(The referee makes both men go to their perspective corners after being handed the New Breed title from Henderson. Sosa removes his vest, glasses, and gloves as he and Giovanni find themselves in their own corners.)

DING!! DING!!

Flannery McCoy: Sosa and Giovanni begin circling the ring as fans are still chanting for Sosa. Henderson waves Giovanni over as they finally meet back up in the middle of the ring and tie up briefly. Giovanni hits a quick arm drag as Sosa rolls over and gets back up. Luciano charges and its caught with a drop toe hold as rolls over Giovanni’s grounded body and locks in a headlock. Luciano escapes the headlock and slides backwards away from Sosa who quickly gets to his feet. Both men charge each other as Sosa ducks Giovanni’s clothesline and Henderson goes bouncing off the ropes. CLOTHESLINE!

Talib Bari: Giovanni kept running behind Sosa and clocked him with a clothesline that knocks him over the top rope and on to the apron. Giovanni laughs as the crowd begins to boo and he turns around to bask in the hate. Sosa was caught off guard with that move, for sure!

Stew-O: Giovanni turns around to reach for Sosa, who is still on the ring apron. BAM! Strong right hook from Sosa stuns Giovanni Luciano! Sosa gets to his feet and grabs the top of the ring ropes from the apron side and

Talib Bari: SLINGSHOT HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! Henderson flips Giovanni around as both men are on the mat!

Stew-O: Innovative offense by the New Breed champion right there! Henderson has Giovanni down by the ropes as Sosa gets back outside of the ring and on the apron again. Looks like he isn’t done with this spot of the ring. The New Breed Majesty grabs the Top ropes again and slingshots up over and in to the air! SLINGSHOT DOUBLE STOMP!

Flannery McCoy: NO! Giovanni rolls out of the ring as Sosa lands on his feet instead of his opponent. Luciano gets to his knees as he peers back in to the ring and sees Sosa standing there smirking at the momentum being in his favor. Henderson looks out in to the crowd before putting both hands over his mouth.

Sosa Henderson: THESE BITCHES LOVE…

Crowd: SO-SA!!! *CLAP CLAP CLAP* SO-SA!!! *CLAP CLAP CLAP*

Stew-O: Loud chants for Henderson as Giovanni doesn’t look pleased anymore. Luciano looks at the ref as he makes his count.

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

Flannery McCoy: Luciano stands up as Sosa pretends to open the ropes and beg him to get in the ring. Luciano walks around the ring, taking his time, making his way to the steel steps.

Ref: FIVE!!! SIX!!! SEVEN!!!

Stew-O: Giovanni walks up the stairs slowly.

Ref: EIGHT!!! NINE!!!

Talib Bari: Giovanni enters the ring as Sosa claps sarcastically for his challenger. Giovanni slowly saunters around the ring as Sosa hops back and forth while staying in front of his opponent. Giovanni charges, Sosa side steps him, Luciano runs in to a corner and turns. Sosa sprints at him, Giovanni evades him, Sosa stops himself in the corner with his foot on the middle turnbuckle, Luciano sees his chance and CHOP BLOCK to the back of Sosa’s left knee as Sosa drops down in the corner awkwardly.

(The crowd groans as this doesn’t look good for the champ.)

Sosa Henderson: FUCK!!!

Stew-O: That doesn’t sound good! Sosa is in big pain as his knee twisted in a weird way! Giovanni is backed away as the ref checks in on Sosa!

Flannery McCoy: God, is Henderson alright? That looked nasty!

(A replay shows again as the crowd audibly groans at the way Sosa’s leg bends in to the turnbuckle courtesy of that chop block from Luciano.)

Stew-O: Yeah, that could be a torn acl! My god!

Flannery McCoy: You hate to see a match decided like this! Sosa is in deep pain!

Stew-O: The referee is checking on Sosa as Sosa smacks the mat furiously. Henderson, hopefully, didn’t tear anything and maybe is just in a lot of pain instead of WAIT!

Talib Bari: Damn! Giovanni just brushed the ref to the side and is stomping away at that damaged leg!

(The crowd begins booing the hell out of Giovanni as he targets the hurt leg of Sosa.)

Flannery McCoy: The ref makes Giovanni back away as he checks on Sosa again! Sosa has to be hurt, he’s still holding that leg!

Talib Bari: Sosa is shaking his head at the referee. He isn’t stopping! He wants to continue. The ref looks as Sosa in the corner holding his leg still as Giovanni shakes his head at Sosa.

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

Stew-O: Henderson uses the ring ropes to try and fight to get back up!

Ref: FIVE!!! SIX!!! SEVEN!!!

Talib Bari: Sosa is hanging in to the top rope desperately trying to not be counted out of this title match!

Ref: EIGHT!!! NINE!!! TE-

Stew-O: SOSA MAKES IT TO HIS FEET! Sosa stands, but he clearly is hobbled by that hurt leg! Giovanni is clearly staring at it as the ref allows both men to continue the match!

Flannery McCoy: Giovanni charges and DROPKICK TO THE KNEE! He turns Sosa inside out as Sosa flips forward and lands in the middle of the ring! Giovanni runs over and makes a cover and hooks Sosa’s bad leg!

Ref: ONE!!!

TWO!!!

KICK OUT!!

Stew-O: The kick out after two! Sosa clutches that knee as Giovanni gets up and stomps away again at that leg!

Flannery McCoy: You hate to see it but it’s smart work attacking that leg! Sosa is a high flyer, one of the best, but if he’s grounded and you can take away one of his wheels…well, let’s just say Giovanni is closer to taking that New Breed title if he keeps going!

Stew-O: Giovanni stomps a few more times on that leg before guiding Sosa to his feet. Giovanni has control as he Irish whips Sosa and

Talib Bari: Sosa drops to the mat! That leg is hurting badly as Sosa can’t even commit to the Irish whip attempt. Giovanni stands behind Sosa and stalks the champ as Henderson crawls to the ropes and uses them to get up again.

Flannery McCoy: As Sosa gets to his feet, Giovanni wraps his arms around him. He attempts to lift the champ up but Sosa grips the ring ropes tightly! Sosa fights it! Sosa throws an elbow and blocks the attempt! Sosa throws another elbow and cracks Giovanni again! Sosa throws another elbow and

Stew-O: HE SPINS AROUND AND IS FACING GIOVANNI WHO POKES HIM RIGHT IN THE EYES! The fans don’t like that at all and the ref warns Giovanni of that type of behavior! Luciano turns Sosa around and wraps his arms around his body as Sosa grabs the top rope with one hand. Giovanni has him as one hand on the ropes isn’t enough!

Flannery McCoy: GERMAN SUPLEX! LUCIANO FOLDS SOSA UP LIKE AN ACCORDION AS THE CHAMP LANDS DIRECTLY ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK!

Stew-O: Giovanni crawls on top of Sosa! Cover!

Ref: ONE!!!

TWO!!!

THREE!!!

NO!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: The champ lives!

Stew-O: Sosa fights out of the pin after that German suplex!

Talib Bari: Giovanni Luciano is in the driver’s seat but he better finish the job! Sosa is wounded but he hasn’t been defeated!

Stew-O: Giovanni grabs Sosa by the back of the head and uses his dreads to pull him back up to this feet. Giovanni bends Henderson over and hooks his head. DDT! Giovanni plants the champion on his head!

Flannery McCoy: Giovanni normally attacks the head of his opponents over and over, this isn’t anything new. With Sosa favoring that leg, he spent the brunt of the match picking it apart but it looks like Giovanni wants to attack the skull of our champion and leave him as beaten as possible!

Stew-O: Giovanni gets up, Sosa stays down. Luciano surveys the crowd as the entire building boos him to his delight. Giovanni rushes the ropes and charges Sosa, who is lying face down in a push up position trying to get back up. Giovanni sprints back and leaps

Flannery McCoy: CURB STOMP!

Stew-O: CURB STOMP TO THE BACK OF HENDERSON’S HEAD AS HE BOUNCES OFF THE MAT AND FLIPS OVER ONTO HIS BACK! GIO WITH THE COVER!!!

Ref: ONE!!!

TWO!!!!

THREE!!!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Talib Bari: SOSA KICKS OUT! SOSA KICKS OUT!!!

Stew-O: Henderson must have a concussion along with a severely damaged leg but he is proving what makes him worthy with being the New Breed Champion by fighting out of that curb stomp!

Flannery McCoy: Giovanni points at Sosa as he shakes his head furiously. Giovanni gets up quickly and gets in the referee’s face confused on how that wasn’t a three count. Sosa slowly crawls to the nearest ring ropes. Giovanni pokes the referee in the chest and the referee warns Luciano to calm down and avoiding doing that again! Sosa makes it to his feet as he hangs on to the ropes! Luciano blows off the ref and sees the champ back up!

Stew-O: Giovanni heads back to the champ and aims for the leg again! CHOP BLOCK!!!

Flannery McCoy: NO!!!

Stew-O: Sosa avoids the chop block by hopping on his one good leg and using the top of the ring ropes! Giovanni dives under Sosa and hurried back to his feet as Sosa leaps in the air towards Giovanni!

Talib Bari: SPEAR!!! SOSA SPEARS GIOVANNI NEARLY OUT OF HIS BOOTS!!!

Flannery McCoy: Sosa rolls around in the mat and finds his way on top of Giovanni! COVER!!!

Ref: ONE!!!

TWO!!!

NO!!!!

Stew-O: LOOK! LOOK! GIOVANNI GETS HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES! THE REF STOPS THE COUNT!

Flannery McCoy: Savy move by the The Maestro as he orchestrated a way out of that surprise spear from Sosa!

Stew-O: Sosa hobbles up and gets to his feet!

Talib Bari: More like his foot as that leg isn’t getting better as the match continues!

Stew-O: Either way, Sosa stands in the middle of the ring limping a bit as he screams for Giovanni to get up! Luciano holds his ribs as he obliged Sosa’s request!

Flannery McCoy: Giovanni walks over to Sosa who is in a classic Philly Shell stance! Giovanni throws a hard right but Sosa blocks it! Luciano throws a wild left and Sosa ducks and counts with two left hand jabs! Giovanni throws another right hook but Sosa blocks that and counters with another jab and then a hook!

Talib Bari: Giovanni is trying to trade strikes with a man who has strong boxing experiance!

Stew-O: Giovanni throws a wild haymaker that Sosa ducks and counters with a combination of right and left jabs to the body and head of his opponent! Giovanni raises his hands as he tries to guard himself but Sosa begins to wail away with hooks and uppercuts as he penetrates the defense of Luciano! SOSA IS DOMINATING HIM WITH HIS BOXING TECHNIQUE!

Talib Bari: Giovanni is getting backed into a corner as Sosa rallies with his incredible hands! JABS! HOOKS! UPPERCUTS! HE IS MIXING AND CONNECTING ON EVERY PUNCH!

Flannery McCoy: THIS IS MASTERFUL STRIKING FROM THE CHAMPION AS GIO-WOW!

Stew-O: GIOVANNI DROPKICKS SOSA IN THAT BAD KNEE AND STOPS ALL HIS MOMENTUM!

Flannery McCoy: Four matches in but Luciano does not come off like a guy in over his head. Whenever he feels threatened he cuts Sosa off and attacks that damaged leg. Luciano gets up and gets far away from the corner as Sosa again uses the ropes to get back up. Henderson hops towards the middle of the ring BUT HERE COMES LUCIANO!!!

Stew-O: KISS OF DEATH!! KISS OF DEATH!!!

Flannery McCoy: RUNNING DOUBLE LEG DROPKICK TO SOSA! LUCIANO DRIVES BOTH FEET INTO THE NEW BREED MAJESTY’S CHEST AS HENDERSON GOES FLYING IN TO THE TURNBUCKLE! SOSA BOUNCES OFF THE TURNBUCKLES AS HIS NECK WHIPLASHES AND HE COLLAPSES TO THE MAT IN FRONT OF THE CORNER!

Talib Bari: Giovanni drags him out a bit as he sees that this is his chance! This is Luciano’s moment!

Stew-O: Luciano has Sosa in position! He scales the turnbuckle! Luciano is on the top rope! He signals for it! He’s going for it!

Talib Bari: FEAR OF GOD!!!

Flannery McCoy: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Stew-O: THE 630 SPLASH IS NO GOOD! HE MISSES AS SOSA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND!!!! LUCIANO LOOKS BROKEN IN HALF! IF HE WOULD HAVE HIT THAT IT WOULD BE THE END OF SOSA’S REIGN!

Flannery McCoy: Sosa crawls towards the center of the ring! Sosa uses every bit of strength he has to get on to his own feet without the aid of the ring ropes! The champion rises as Luciano starts to stir! Giovanni is now using the ropes himself to get up. Henderson and Luciano now are both up as Luciano pushes off the ropes and heads toward Sosa!

Stew-O: SINGLE LEG DROPKICK! Henderson hops with his good leg and hits a kick to the face of Luciano as both men hit the mat! They both begin to get back up as Sosa throws ANOTHER SINGLE LEG DROP KICK and connects right to The Maestro’s face once again. They both get to their feet one more time as Sosa attempts a third single leg drop-

Flannery McCoy: COUNTER! GIO COUNTERS THE THIRD KICK AND SPINS SOSA IN THE AIR AS SOSA FALLS FLAT ON HIS FACE! Henderson gets up on his own two feet but turns around and

Talib Bari: THE HIT!!!! GIOVANNI HITS HIS OWN VERSION OF THE SPEAR AS SOSA IS DOWN ONE AGAIN!!!

Stew-O: Giovanni desperately goes for another cover!

Ref: ONE!!!!

TWO!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: ANOTHER LAST SECOND EFFORT BUT SOSA STAYS ALIVE AGAIN!!!!

Stew-O: If it ends tonight, Sosa is showing he is a champion with his efforts and determination to keep fighting!

Flannery McCoy: Luciano yells at the referee again! He can’t believe this match isn’t over!

Talib Bari: It was almost over in the first few minutes after Sosa tweaked that leg of his yet here we are, both men still digging deeper looking for an edge as the New Breed Championship is still on the line here at Gateway to Glory!

Stew-O: Luciano rolls out of the ring! He walks over to the ringside area…HE HAS THE NEW BREED TITLE! LUCIANO SLIDES IN THE RING!!! HES HOLDING THAT TITLE LIKE A WEAPON! Sosa is trying to get up and doesn’t see what’s going on! LUCIANO BEGINS TO TO CHARGE AND THE REF! THE REF STOPS GIOVANNI FROM USING THE NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP AS A WEAPON! IS GIOVANNI TRYING TO GET DISQUALIFIED?!

Talib Bari: The referee snatches the belt away from Giovanni as he walks and exits the ring looking to put it back where it belongs.

Stew-O: WAIT! LOOK! THE REF DOESNT SEE IT! GIOVANNI JUST PULLED OUT SOMETHING FROM HIS TRUNKS!

Flannery McCoy: HE PUT THE ITEM ON HIS LEFT HAND AS SOSA HOBBLES UP! SOSA TURNS! BAM!!! MY GOD!!!

Stew-O: SOSA HITS A ROUNDHOUSE KICK AS GIOVANNI EATS THE BLOW TO THE FACE AND DROPS WHAT WAS IN HIS HAND! SOSA SEES IT!

Talib Bari: BRASS KNUCKLES! SOSA GRABS THE BRASS KNUCKLES! GIOVANNI BOUNCES UP AND CHARGES SOSA! BAM!!

Stew-O: SOSA USES THE BRASS KNUCKLES AND DROPS GIOVANNI WITH A BEAUTIFUL RIGHT HOOK TO HIS JAW! LUCIANO IS OUT COLD! LUCIANO IS DOWN AND OUT COLD!

Flannery McCoy: Sosa drops to his knees as the referee returns to the ring none the wiser! Sosa throws the knuckles out of his sight! He missed that entire exchange!

Talib Bari: Sosa sees Giovanni out on his back but he doesn’t go for the cover! Henderson gets up and hobbles to the corner and climbs the turnbuckle! Henderson is perched on the top of the corner! HE LEAPS!

Stew-O: PAID IN FULL!!! PAID IN FULL!!!

Flannery McCoy: SOSA DOUBLE STOMPS RIGHT ON TO THE OUT COLD BODY OF GIOVANNI!!! HENDERSON DRAGS HIMSELF OVER HIS BODY! HE GOES FOR THE PIN! COVER!!!

Ref: ONE!!!

TWO!!!

THREE!!!

DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!

(“Love Sosa” by Chief Keef plays. Henderson rises to his feet as the fans go wild. The referee raises his hand and hands him his New Breed Championship.)

Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND STILL NEW BREWD CHAMPION…SOOOOOSA HENDERSON!!!

Talib Bari: He did it! One of his toughest matches and such adversity to overcome a potential injured leg and a vicious onslaught from newcomer Giovanni Luciano!

Stew-O: If you didn’t believe in the New Breed Majesty before then this win should solidify him as a true champ!

Flannery McCoy: Luciano was no push over, he dominated big portions of this match and at various points almost had Sosa finished. He showed he is willing to do whatever he has to in order to win and if he keeps at it, he may become a champion one day. Tonight? It was Sosa who did what he had to do and he stands as New Breed champion once again!

Talib Bari: The road to Pain for Pride isn’t clear for Luciano but it will be for Sosa Henderson!

(Sosa exits the ring via the bottom rope and limps up the ramp as he shows off his championship to his adoring fans. Luciano starts to wake up as the referee finally sees the brass knuckles and realizes it was too late to figure out who did what with them. Sosa poses on the stage with his title in his hands as his music continues to play.)

(Camera fades away to a quick break)

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(A local ad for the Korea audience airs showing hometown heroes and former EAW Elitists Assumi Goto and Haruna Suckazaki promoting their autograph signing tomorrow at the Poon Palace from 6-9!)

(Gateway to Glory returns from commercial and cuts to the backstage area. Giovanni Luciano is seen walking down the corridor, his head down, and a slightly dejected look across his face. He knows he came so close to winning his first championship in Elite Answers Wrestling and the feeling of defeat stings just a little.)

???: GIO! GIO!

(Gio stops walking, looks up, and turns around. Dynasty General Manager, StarrStan, is hurrying towards him. Gio sighs.)

Giovanni Luciano: Look my man, now’s not a good time…

(StarrStan stops and claps a hand down on Gio’s shoulder.)

StarrStan: It’s the perfect time. I just wanted to catch you and let you know that you did a great job out there.

(Gio gives Stan a rather confused look.)

Giovanni Luciano: But I took that L,and right before Pain for Pride, no less. I could have walked into Atlanta, holding that New Breed Championship high above my head, but SOSA got the better of me, and that jabroni is the last man I ever wanted to lose a match too. Capeesh?

StarrStan: Look I get it. No one likes the feeling of coming up short, especially this time of year. But you went out there and gave it your all, and I appreciate that. This was your first championship match and there’s no doubt in my mind that there won’t be more for you. You have a light inside of you that is shining bright. Your natural ability inside the ring is evident, and the more time you spend inside of it, and with more experience? The sky’s the limit for you.

(Gio raked a hand through his hair, and then immediately starting fixing it. He was nothing, if not vain, and Gawd forbid he looked anything less than perfect at all times. StarrStan was bald, so he could not relate to this.)

Giovanni Luciano: Boh! I appreciate the pep talk, and I know you’re just doing your job. I just want to do the best job possible here, and for me that would have been walking into Pain for Pride as the New Breed Champion.

StarrStan: Just keep working hard, Gio. Learn from this experience and grow from it. But I’m still proud of what you did tonight, and how well you represented Dynasty.

(Gio goes to reply, but all of a sudden his attention, as well as StarrStan’s, is diverted. There’s a commotion coming from down the hallway as several uniformed U.S. Marshals are marching towards StarrStan, followed by a professionally dressed woman, and several South Korean police officers. Gio’s eyes are as wide as saucers, and a look of bewilderment crosses StarrStan’s face. They all stop in front of StarrStan and Gio, and the woman pushes her way to the front of the crowd. She looks down her nose at both of the men.)

Woman: My name is Charlotte Crossing, and I’m a detective for the Newark Police Department back in New Jersey. Are you Giovanni Luciano?

(Gio knows better than to answer that question. However, StarrStan does not.)

StarrStan: Yes. He just competed in a championship match. What’s the meaning of this?

(Charlotte Crossing is carrying documents in her hands. She looks down at them and gives a slight nod of her head.)

Charlotte Crossing: That’s him. Arrest that man.

Giovanni Luciano: Dio santo!

(Gio takes off running and that sends the U.S. Marshals, as well as the police officers, racing after him! Several tackle Gio to the ground and force his hands behind his back. Charlotte Crossing pushes past StarrStan and strolls towards Gio.)

Charlotte Crossing: Pick him up.

(Two of the Marshals jerk Gio up, and force him to face Charlotte. She takes a look at Gio and shakes her head in disgust.)

Charlotte Crossing: Look here you miserable fuck, you’re under arrest for armed robbery and skipping the country. We’ve followed you in China and Japan, keeping our eyes on you. The U.S. Government has been looking to put your people away for a long time, and now that we’ve found you, moonlighting as some wannabe fighter…

StarrStan: Wannabe fighter?! With all due respect, this is professional wres-

(Charlotte shoots StarrStan a glare and cuts him right off.)

Charlotte Crossing: Shut the fuck up.

(She turns back to Gio.)

Charlotte Crossing: And now that we have found you here, doing whatever the fuck this shit is, we are going to make sure you give us everything that we need. Capeesh??

(Gio shot Charlotte a murderous look.)

Giovanni Luciano: Puttana.

U.S. Marshal: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.

Giovanni Luciano: I know my rights you fuckin’ jamoke. There’s a mistake.

Charlotte Crossing: There’s no mistake. Get him out of here.

(The gaggle of law enforcement officials begin hauling Gio down the hallway, leaving Charlotte standing alone with an extremely confused StarrStan.)

Charlotte Crossing: You need to be careful with who you hire.

StarrStan: I have no idea what’s going on! Did you say armed robbery and skipping the country? Who are his people?!

Charlotte Crossing: You don’t want to know. Look, armed robbery doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface with that one. He’ll be taken to the U.S. Embassy here in Seoul for questioning, and then put on a plane, and sent home. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get in contact with the Hoboken police department and let them know that we got their guy.

(Charlotte walks off and leaves StarrStan standing there, mouth gaping open, and with dozens of questions.)

StarrStan (muttering): Mama Mia.

(Gateway to Glory fades back to the ringside area.)

(Stephie Love is seen in the middle of the ring with a mic in hand rocking a Fashion Nova dress and some red bottom heels, several thirst bucket audience members are screaming for her to “lovemelongtime” as she ignores it and continues announcing.)

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

( the crowd begins to boo “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media starts up over the arena speakers speakers.)

Stephie Love: Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by Albert Hitchman, at a total combined weight of 553 pounds, FFFFFEEEERRRRRRAAAAALLLL KKKKKKHHHHHAAAAANNNN AND LLLLLLLUUUUUUCCCCCCCAAAASSSSS JJJJJJJOOOOOHHHHNNNNSSSSSOOOONNNNN!!!

( a cold Callous scowl, and a cocky grin paint the faces of Khan and Johnson head down the ramp with Hitchman trying to hype up his men over the jeers that rain down on The trio.)

Stew: With a shot at the EAW Unified Tag Team Championships at Pain For Pride, you would be hard pressed to find a team as well rounded as these two!

Talib: Was That a fat joke?!

Stew: What?! No! I was talking about how between both Khan and Johnson you have a team that have the strength, speed, and technical expertise! And a well rounded team like that will be hard for any team to get around!

Talib: You better not let them catch you cracking wise about their weight Stew, you saw what they did to the Flo Bros on Dynasty, I don’t think they’ll be so kind to you Stew!

Flannery: To add to your point Stew, not only do these men have the physical skills you were talking about, they are guided by perhaps one of the sharpest, and almost the most devious minds in all of EAW, which makes them all the more dangerous!

( Johnson and Khan enter the ring as Hitchman gives them a one man standing ovation.)

Albert Hitchman (no mic): YOUR NEXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!! YOU GUYS GOT THIS! YOU’LL CRUSH THE FLO BROS! GRIND THEM INTO DUST! WE’RE GOING TO PAIN FOR PRIDE!

( A long moment of Hitchman’s pep talking passes before “I Don’t Give a F!@#” by Big Sean hits sending the crowd into a frenzy.)

Stephie Love: And their opponents, being accompanied to the ring by Carsyn Carter, at total combined weight of 419 pounds, COSBY CARTER AND THADD BLAZEVICH… TTTTTHHHHHEEEE FFFFFFLLLLLOOOOOO BBBBBBBRRRRRROOOOOOSSSSSS!!!

( The Flo Bros alongside Carsyn are greeted with a huge pop as step out on to the stage.)

Crowd ( no mic): BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO!

Stew: The fans here in attendance are firmly in the corner of the Flo Bros tonight! It’s pandemonium here in Seoul! And you have to expect both Carter and Blazevich to be feeding off the energy from this capacity crowd and ride it to a tag team title match at the show of shows, Pain For Pride!

Talib: well they may get a slight boost from the crowd here, but that may not be enough to overcome a very motivated Lucas Johnson and a very mean Feral Khan! Like you were saying between those two, they can do it all! There isn’t an obvious weakness in when you put both of Albert Hitchman’s clients together!

Flannery: hey lets not forget just how resilient the Flor Bros are, they’ve spent years on the indies competing in ultra violent matches. These two are as tough as they come, and let’s not forget the experience and knowledge of each other they have. Carter and Blazevich are the best of friends, and we have seen that the chemistry between them has made them a great unit out of the ring as well as inside it!

( Crosby and Thadd enter the ring. Each team stands in their respective corners, a long stare down between the four competitors lingers for a moment before Blazevich and Khan Step out onto the apron.)

DING DING DING!

Stew: Here we go, Crosby Carter and Lucas Johnson picking up where they left off last week as they circle each other in the center of the ring. They lock up, Carter gets an arm wringer, Johnson able to counter into one of his own and immediately traditions to a waistlock! Johnson pushing Carter chest first into the ropes and rolls him up! No wait, Crosby hanging on to the ropes and Lucas tumbles backwards! Johnson up to his knees, Crosby charging at him, RUNNING BIG BOOT! Lucas rolls under it! Johnson back up to his feet, SUPERKICK! Carter catching Johnson right in the chops with that one! Cover is made, Leg is hooked!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!

Talib: Lucas getting the shoulder up! For a second I though this one was over already, I mean the velocity of that kick nearly knocked Lucas head off his shoulders! Crosby tagging out now, in comes Thadd Blazevich! Johnson getting back up, But Thadd takes him right back down with a scoop slam! Look out, here comes Crosby off the ropes… BACK YARD BASICZ!!! THE CASADORA SPLASH LANDS! Johnson clutching his mid section in pain as Carter rolls out of the ring! Johnson trying to get up, Blazevich slides right into a front face lock, and takes Lucas over with the Gator roll!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!!! KICKOUT!

Flannery: I’m surprised that Lucas got caught with that Gator roll, the Former NCAA All American underestimated his opponent as evidenced by him not expecting Thadd Blazevich to pull out a page out of the Greco Roman playbook! Thadd dragging Lucas up by the head, Blazevich with an Irish whip, Lucas reversing, Thadd hanging on the the ropes to stop his momentum, Johnson charging at him… AND BLAZEVICH CATCHES HIM SQUAR IN THE CHEST WITH A SPRINGBOARD DROP KICK!

Stew: that one sent Lucas rolling halfway back across the ring! Lucas Getting back up, Blazevich already on his feet, Thadd closing the distance between himself and Johnson, Thadd raising Lucas to his feet, OH and Johnson catches him with a right in the solar plexus! Thadd doubled over, And Lucas lands a neckbreaker! Johnson back up quickly and begins stomping away mercilessly at Thadd 2 Badd!

Talib: And Lucas with a handful of Blazevich’s hair as he drags him up off the mat, and smashes him face first into the turnbuckle! Johnson now unloading with shoot kicks to the ribs! Thadd’s trapped with nowhere to go! Another kick, and another lands, OH AND JOHNSON WITH A RAKE OF BLAZEVICH’S FACE! Johnson digging his nails right across the eyes of Thadd Blazevich!

Flannery: The referee admonishing Lucas for that one, but while his back is turned Feral Khan is choking the life out of Thadd! Crosby Carter enters the ring trying to aid his partner, But the referee forces him back to his corner! Meanwhile Lucas Johnson continues to wear out Thadd Blazevich with Big Clothesline In the corner! Blazevich collapsing to the mat as Johnson tags in that mountain of a man they call Feral Khan!

Stew: Blazevich on all fours, But Khan with all his weight behind a massive stomp flattens Thadd on the mat! And now the 350 pounder Stepping over Blazevich! Imagine all that weight on the spine! Khan now reaching down and grabbing a waistlock, AND WHAT STRENGTH AS HE DEAD LIFTS THADD BLAZEVICH UP OFF THE CANVAS AND SENDS HIM CRASHING BACK DOWN WITH A GUTWRENCH SUPLEX!!!

Talib: Khan not finished as he scoops Blazevich up off the canvas, Thadd Fighting back with rights to the jaw of Khan! Khan shrugging them off and lands a knee lift to the gut! Feral with an Irish whip, Thadd rebounding off the farside, Khan with a back body drop, But Blazevich leaps over and counters with a sunset flip! Khan still on his feet though as Thadd tries with all his might to topple the big man! Khan wobbling… BUT THADD CAN’T BRING HIM DOWN! Khan leaping up, SIT DOWN SENTON!

Flannery: IT MISSES! Thadd moving out of the way! Crosby Carter reaching out, Thadd leases, Tag is made! Feral Khan back to his feet, Carter charging at him, and lands several shoot kicks to the knee! Khan Answers back with a right cross, but Crosby ducks underneath! Gamengiri! Carter rocking Feral Khan with that one!

Talib: but Khan is still on his feet! Crosby sprinting off the ropes, and strikes with a cross body press! But Khan catches him in mid air! Khan setting him up for the gorilla press, But look! Blazevich is back up! DUDE IT’S A SPEAR!!! that knocks that 350 wildebeest off his feet and Carter lands on top for a cover!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTWWWWOOOOO!!!

Stew: Khan not just kicking out, but launches Crosby off of him! Khan sitting up, Carter right back on the attack with a soccer kick to the back! Crosby trying to keep Feral grounded here as he applies a sleeper hold!

Talib: but Feral fighting to his feet immediately. Carter jumping onto Feral’s back, and look at the strength of Khan as he carries Carter like he weighed nothing! Crosby trying to conch up on his grip, Khan responds by charging towards the corner, OH CROSBY JUST GOT SMASHED INTO THE TURNBUCKLES WITH ALL OF KHAN’S WEIGHT CRASHING DOWN ON HIM FOR GOOD MEASURE!

Flannery: Crosby Collapsing In the corner, his wife Carsyn trying to cheer him on and back into the fight! Crosby using the ropes to pull himself up to his feet, OH AND FERAL KHAN CRUSHING HIM WITH THE CORNER AVALANCHE! Crosby out on his feet, the only thing holding him up is Feral Khan who takes Carter by the head, and biel tosses him across the ring!

Stew: and right the enemy corner where Carter does not want to be! Khan tagging out to Lucas Johnson, who attacks with a flurry of stomps to the chest! Lucas is aggressive as a shark that smells blood here, Crosby trying to get back up, Johnson hooks him by the waist, German Suplex!

Talib: Few can do it finer than Lucas Johnson! Carter sprawled out on the mat, Lucas hopping up to the second rope, Swagger bomb! All of Lucas’ weight coming right down across the ribs of Carter! Cover made this might be it!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTWWWWWOOOOOO!!! TTTTHHHHRRRR-KICKOUT

Flannery: Crosby getting the shoulder up, and Lucas doesn’t like it one bit! Johnson dragging Carter up by the head, and locks in the abdominal stretch! Think of all the abuse Carter that’s been dealt to the mid section of Crosby Carter! Crosby trying to fight out, but Lucas stops him with a clubbing blow to the ribs! The referee checking to see if Crosby wants to give up, he’s visibly in a lot of pain, but he won’t give up! The still seeing if Carter can continue, but while his attention is elsewhere Lucas is hanging on to Albert Hitchman! This adding extra leverage on that hold and is blatant interference!

Stew: Thadd Blazevich trying to enter the ring, but the referee turns and keeps him from breaking up the hold! Lucas applying as much torque as possible, Hitchman not only adding more but helping Lucas to keep his balance! Carter in dire straits here! But look at this! Carsyn Carter coming around ringside!

Talib: What’s she doing?! She has no business over by team Hitchman’s Corner!

Flannery: she just shoved Albert Hitchman that’s what she’s doing! That breaks Albert’s grip on Jonhson’s hand! Hitchman now getting in Carsyn’s face, WOW WHAT A FOREARM TO THE JAW THAT LEVELS ALBERT HITCHMAN! Feral Khan climbing down from the apron and now begins to give chase to Carsyn Carter!

Stew: meanwhile in the ring Crosby able to counter the abdominal stretch with a hip toss! Lucas back up surprisingly quick, he throws out a right hand, Carter blocks and Answers back with a kick to the midsection! THIS LOOKS GNARLY!!! THE SHIRANUI DRIVES LUCAS JOHNSON FACE FIRST INTO THE CANVAS! Both men down, Lucas trying to get his whereabouts as he reaches out to make a tag, But Feral Khan isn’t there! Khan still preoccupied with Carsyn Carter! Feral here by our announcers table yelling threats at Carsyn as she escapes through the fans here in Seoul!

Flannery: I don’t think she can hear anything Feral is saying over this capacity crowd chanting for Crosby to make a tag!

Crowd ( no mic): BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO!

Talib: Carter pulling himself across the mat, Lucas crawling as well trying to catch up to him! Carter reaches out! Lucas grabs a hold of his ankle! Thadd Stretching our as far as he can while holding the tag rope… TAG IS MADE BLAZEVICH IS IN! Lucas letting go of Crosby and quickly rises to his feet, Johnson swings with a wild punch, But Thadd Ducks underneath, DRAGON SLEEPER! MY GIRLFRIEND TOUGHT ME THIS LOCKED IN!

Flannery: Oh but from behind Feral Khan breaks up the hold with a clubbing blow to the back! Khan scooping Thadd up onto his shoulders, FIREMAN’S CARRY DROP! Johnson shoots in for the cover!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTWWWWWWOOOO!!! TTTHHHRREEEE!!!

Stew: Blazevich kicks out! Neither Khan nor Johnson can believe it! Hitchman probably wouldn’t either but he’s out cold on the floor! Feral and Lucas picking Thadd up off the mat, and I must say the referee is being very lenient not applying a count here! Khan and Johnson with a double Irish Whip, Blazevich rebounding off the farside ropes, DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! Blazevich rolling underneath, JUMPING CUTTER! Khan and Johnson both driven face first into the canvas! Thadd with a cover on Lucas!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTWWWWWOOOOO!!! TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE!!!

Talib: Khan Breaking up the pin! Johnson rolling out of the ring underneath the bottom rope, Blazevich and Khan both getting up, Khan lands a kick to the gut! PPPPAAAACCCCKKKKKAAAAGGGGEEEEE FFFFFAAAALLLLLAAAAWWWWAAAY PPPPOOOOWWWWEEERRRRBBBBOOOMMBBB!!!

NO WAIT!!! BLAZEVICH LANDS ON HIS FEET! Khan Getting back up and rushes right at Blazevich! But Thadd catches him coming in with a basement drop kick! Khan tumbling down and gets caught on the middle rope! Thadd coming in off the farside ropes, F’YEAH KICK!!!

Flannery: Khan caught squarely in the face with that tiger faint kick! Feral is down in the middle of the ring, Blazevich climbing up the turnbuckles, AND LOOK CROSBY CARTER DOING THE SAME ON IN THE ADJACENT CORNER! Both of the FloBros are up top!

FFFFFLLLLOOOOBBBBRRRRROOOOO 420!!!! CSN!!!! WHAT A ONE TWO PUNCH! NOW BOTH THADD AND CROSBY MAKING THE COVER!!!!

Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTWWWWOOOOO!!! TTTHHHHRRREEEEEE!!!!

(DING DING DING!)

Stew: THE FLOBROS DID IT!! THEY ARE HEADED TO PAIN FOR PRIDE!!!!

Stephie Love: Ladies and Gentlemen here are your winners.. THADD BLAZEVICH AND CROSBY CARTER, THE FFFFFFLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOLBBBBBBBBRRRRRRROOOOOOOOSSSSSSSS!!!!

Stew: What a scene for these two as they celebrate together! Carsyn Carter sliding into the ring now and raising the hands of Thadd and Crosby! And-OH!

( Crosby kisses Carsyn as Thadd applauds this PDA.)

Flannery McCoy: What a way to celebrate! A well deserved post-win kiss! Cover your eyes Stew!

Stew-O: No need! These two men entered the company together in the beginning of the year a a standout team here on Dynasty and watched as every team got a shot at those championships, and now they get a chance at them at the biggest stage possible! Congrats to the Flo Bros!

(Commercial Break)

(A recap of last night’s Wrath of the Dragon event airs ending with Malcolm Jones successfully defending his championship against Ahren Fournier as well as the Kassidy Heart turn heard around the world.)

(A Pain for Pride ad airs showing Malcolm Jones and Chris Elite as they’ll be facing off for the second year in a row in a main event match, this time for the EAW Championship.)

(Gateway to Glory comes back as Stephie Love is once again in the ring letting them yams flourish)

Stephie Love: The following contest is a Cash in the Vault Qualifier and is set for one fall! Introducing first…

(‘Dust’ by Tremonti begins playing as Kevin Hunter walks down the ramp and is immediately showered in a chorus of boos.)

Flannery McCoy: The capacity crowd here tonight letting Kevin know there is no love lost here. He’s made himself something of a lightning rod for virtol from the fanbase due to his actions while leading the DDD Task Force. Here tonight he has a shot to go to to Pain for Pride to earn the Cash in the Vault briefcase, it could be launching pad of next season being the season of the Devil Incarnate!

Talib Bari: People are booing him because he had the balls it took to get things done. THey’re really booing themselves!

Stephie Love: Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, and weighing in at 235 pounds…The Devil Incarnate…Kevin Hunter! And his opponent…

(‘Damage’ by Red plays as Ronan walks his way down to the ring with a purpose scowling at fans intimidating fans sitting in their seats as he rolls his way in the ring he climbs to the middle rope and lets out a war cry.)

Stew-O: An intense Ronan here tonight looking to make that huge leap from contender to player by punching his ticket to Pain for Pride, Ronan is one of the most physically impressive individuals on the roster, it’s going to be interesting to see what he can do here tonight!

Stephie Love: From Cape Town, South Africa, and weighing 230 pounds…The Cut Throat…Ronan Malosi! Introducing next…

(‘DEVIL’ by Shinedown plays as Jason McKormick makes his way to the ring.)

Talib Bari: This guy is nutso! I don’t even know if he knows what he’s gonna do next!

Stew-O: That may be true, but Jason’s season has been a rollercoaster, making a strong showing in the King of Elite tournament before being taken out by his former partner Ryan Wilson, tonight he can start the next season off on a strong note, though, by winning this match and moving on to win the Cash in the Vault!

Stephie Love: from Jackson, Michigan, and weighing 235 pounds…The Lunatic, Jason McKormick! Introducing next…

(‘I love it Loud’ by KISS begins playing as Shaker Jones runs out onto the stage and makes his way to the ring.)

Flannery McCoy: Speaking of ups and downs, Shaker has had a very interesting season, the former BBB Champion had allied himself with the Score, a group that, before it’s implosion, was starting to build a lot of momentum and could have made a run at the tag titles!

Stephie Love: From Ingles, Manitoba Canada…The Punk Rock Cowboy, Shaker Jones!

(‘Blood//Water’ by Grandson plays as Bowie Gray makes his way to the ring.)

Flannery McCoy: Maybe the most violent man in the company, certainly the most violent in the match, you have to believe the chaotic setting of this match would benefit Bowie more than anyone else.

Stew-O: Certainly, which you have to believe makes him a favorite in this match, but in this environment any of these men could take the win!

Stephie Love: from Salem, Massachusetts, weighing in at 185 pounds, the Reaper, Bowie Gray! Introducing the final contestant…

(The lights fall. A vignette rolls depicting the travels of a single dotted road at rapid speed, the growl of an Evo engine in the background, carrying through the arid desert to a black tunnel; the white light at the end growing in size until finally consuming the entire screen.
..
The arena lights begin to show life, interchangeably pulsating crimson and white, as the tremor of the opening chord ripples throughout the arena.

“Head down on a pillow of concrete,
I won’t rest in peace either way,
And I won’t be forgiven,”

The fans ovation at the sight of a custom-made Harley-Davidson curving onto the stage; on the back of it towered a familiar face to some. Long reddish-brown hair carried down the back and shoulder of his leather vest, hugging the dark wife-beater he had on underneath, a black belt looped around his fitted denim jeans; accessorized with black gloves, boots, a bandanna around the crown of his head, and dark sunglasses over his eyes. He comes to a complete stop at the ramp, parting his legs at the side of the hog for balance.

“And I will never give in,
I’ll give you something if you wanna believe,
Won’t ever belong,
Just wanna be free,”

He cranes his neck taking in the uproar of the public; a sense of pride coming over his features in the mold of a smirk. He hocks and spits off to the side before continuing his drive, speeding down the ramp; drifting around the ring. The crowd responds in a wave of cheers as Hades parks his hog at the foot of the ramp; turning off the engine and kicking out the kickstand prior to climbing up the apron – stepping into the ring, over the top rope, raising his clenched fists in celebration at every side of the ring.)

Talib Bari: Hades needs to watch the fumes from that Harley, he’s going to cause breathing problems for our crowd here tonight!

Flannery McCoy: Would you stop! Hades is an absolute legend here and it’s very easy to imagine that he could pick up a win here and move on to a resurgence at Pain for Pride, never count the Hellraiser out!

Stephie Love: From Austin Texas, weighing 325 pounds….Hades the Hellraiser!

(As Hades enters the ring and stares down his opponents, Stephie exits and the official calls for the bell.)

(DING DING DING!)

Flannery McCoy: Cash in the Vault Qualifier, let’s go! These six men all know the stakes and no is making the first move, which is smart in a way, because at this level any mistake made could prove fatal! LOOKOUT! Ronan rushes forward, throwing caution to the wind, and attacks Hades, looking to take out what he perceives as the biggest threat! The floodgates are open now as the other competitors pair off too, Shaker with Jason, and Kevin against Bowie, but the center of the ring is held right now by Hades and Ronan who are tied up like two big bulls!

Stew-O: Meanwhile Shaker Jones is trying to take Jason McKormick out of action, he’s powered him back into a corner and lands a big back elbow, rocking the jaw of McKormick, then lands a big chop to the chest! Shaker goes for another, but Jason reverses the position with an eye poke, then grabs a headlock and runs Shaker’s eyes along the top rope! In the far corner Bowie and Kevin are slamming fists into one another, just absolutely wearing one another out, but it looks like Gray is gaining a bit of the upper hand in the exchange!

Talib: How can you pay attention to any of that when you have an absolute clash going on in the center of the ring?! Hades manages to overpower Ronan and whips him to the ropes, Ronan ducks a clothesline attempt and rebounds off the far ropes…BIG BOOT FROM HADES! Hades leveled Ronan here! He picks Ronan up and just like that Ronan is outside the ring as Hades tosses him out and follows hot on his heels. Now remember there are no count outs of disqualifications here in this match, so Hades and Ronan can beat the Hell out of each other without orry of the ref getting in the middle of things!

Stew-O:You’re right and in the meantime Shaker on the receiving end of a brutal attack from Jason, who is hammering blows down on his former partner. Having dealt with Kevin for the moment, Bowie makes his way over and, alongside Jason, puts the boots to Shaker, who is wilting under the assault of Bowie and McKormick. That leads to an interesting point, you may end up with some strange bedfellows here in this match, but there can only be one winner and the match is only one fall, so no allegiance can be more than just a passing one. HUNTER FROM BEHIND! Kevin Hunter came running up and attacked Jason McKormick from behind!

Talib: Outside Hades and Ronan are just wrecking each other! Ronan has Hades against the barricade and is hammering him with massive overhand rights that I can hear all the way at the announce table here! Hades won’t take too much of that, though, he blocks a blow and lands a shot of his own, rocking Ronan back. Quick kick from Hades stuns the Cut Throat and Hades adopts a boxer’s stance and starts peppering Malosi who does everything he can to cover up, backing up against the ring post…BIG BOOT FROM HADES! RONAN’S SKULL WAS CRUSHED AGAINST THE RING POST!

Flannery McCoy: Back in the ring we see that Shaker has caught Bowie in a headlock. He powers Gray over to the mat and wrenches a headlock tight on the neck of The Reaper. Bowie reaches up and finds the eyes of Shaker, who releases the headlock. As Jones rises to his feet he’s met by a tackle from Gray who puts him back on the mat. Bowie delivers a brutal elbow to the bridge of Shaker’s nose, busting it open. Bowie stands and starts just stomping Shaker into the mat, who covers up under the assault. Bowie pulls Shaker to his feet and delivers a brutal jawbreaker, dropping Jones to the mat.

Stew-O: McKormick and Hunter are also outside the ring now, McKormick has the upper hand here, beating Kevin down against the barricade, leaning on it for leverage as he does! Jason leaves Kevin slumped as he looks under the ring, a place that we all know contains basically every household item imanginable, and finds, to no one’s surprize, a steel chair! Kevin can only look on in horror as Jason stalks over…HADES WITH A SPEAR! Jason was totally blindsided by Hades as he was attacked from behind, and Kevin has to be letting out a sigh of relief here as it was looking grim for him.

Talib Bari: Ronan is still down by the ringpost after Hades’ assault and now the Hellraiser is landing crushing blows to Jason McKormick. Kevin pulls himself to his feet and joins Hades in pummeling Jason, but look out! Hades wants nothing to do with the Devil Incarnate, and he sends Kevin flying with a huge beal, Kevin bouncing off the thin padding we have around the ring here! Back in the ring, Shaker Jones has managed a come back against Bowie, and currently has the Reaper locked in a bearhug, trying to use his weight advantage to crush the life from Gray.

Flannery McCoy: Bowie claps his hands around the ears of Shaker, causing Jones to loosen his grip on the hold a bit, just enough for Bowie to slide his arm under Shaker’s and slide out of the bearhug. Bowie hits the ropes and delivers a headscissors takeover that sends Jones to the mat, landing him in a perfect position for Bowie to hit a Lionsault! He hooks the leg, but it’s broken up by Kevin Hunter who slid in from the outside! Bowie turns his attention to Kevin now, ducking a wild right from Hunter and catching him in a cradle suplex! Hunter is sent crashing to the mat! Shaker pulls himself toward the corner with the ropes as Bowie pulls Hunter to his feet and lands a forearm flush to the jaw, rocking him back…Pele kick from Bowie cracks the back of Kevin’s skull, dropping him to the mat.

Stew-O: Hades is looming over Jason, who is on his hands and knees trying to recover from the spear he took before. Hades reaches down to pull Jason to his feet…LOWBLOW! McKormick took a cheap shot at the Hellraiser’s family jewels! Hades drops to his knees as Jason recovers…DINNERTIME! Jason lands the Curbstomp on the floor! Hades may be out! He looks around wildly and slides into the ring. Bowie diverts his attention yet again and meets Jason as he enters the ring with a kick that stuns him. Shaker, having recovered, stalks Kevin…THE ‘87! Kevin Hunter is out, but no! He rolled out of the ring after the impact! Shaker tried to make a grab at him, but he couldn’t stop it. Meanwhile Jason and Bowie are squaring off, landing stiff forearm shots to each other, the sides of both men’s faces are beet red!

Talib Bari: Shaker seems to be looking for an opportunity as he works his jaw…A hard right from Bowie gives him the chance he was looking for! Jason stumbles around to face Shaker, stunned from the blow, and Shaker grabs his own throat before spitting the mist! NO! Jason ducked it! Bowie Gray got a face full of the mist from Shaker who wasn’t aiming for Gray, but I’m sure will take what he can get! Jason steps back…THE LEGACY! Shaker was laid out by the superkick! Jason has the match won!

Flannery McCoy: RONAN MALOSI WITH A SPEAR! Ronan came flying through from outside the ring, nailing Jason solid with the spear, but the momentum took both men to the outside of the ring! Bowie and Shaker are the only two left in the ring now, Bowie half blinded from Shaker’s mist, but Shaker was laid out by the superkick from Jason…Bowie, who has one good eye it seems, makes his way over to Shaker…MOMENT OF SILENCE! He’s got the submission locked in! Shaker is non-responsive! The official is checking now!

(DING DING DING!)

Flannery McCoy: That’s it! Shaker is out! Bowie managed to just lock in that submission after the insanity of the last few moments of the match and pulled out a win!

Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, your winner by submission, and qualified for the Cash in the Vault…THE REAPER…BBBBBOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWIIIIIIEEEEEEE GGGGGGGRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Blood//Water’ begins to play as Bowie releases the hold and raises his arms in victory. THe other contestants of the match lay around ringside in states of exhaustion as the official raises Bowie’s arm, declaring him victorious.)

Talib Bari: HE DID IT! Bowie Gray punches in his ticket to the Mecca! The Pinnacle! The top of the top! One thing I can tell about this kid is that he doesn’t give a shit about whether he wins a championship or not he just cares about taking other people’s chances of doing so away! Homie might fuck around and accidentally win a championship at this rate!

Stew-O: Bowie is definitely a unique character here in EAW, whether he aspires to accomplish this or not.. he did it and he did so decisively, if he brings this energy to Pain for Pride, look out EAW!

(Bowie is shown making his way back up the ramp not caring to look back on the carnage left in the ring as the camera transitions elsewhere.)

(Our scene opens up backstage, and the chaos and suspense surrounding the camera is felt by our audience almost immediately. The camera tries to keep up with the rushing and zig-zagging of Mark Michaels as he bulldozes throughout the halls in the backstage area of the Seoul World Cup Stadium. At first, the camera is unable to keep up with him as he speeds through–but eventually, our cameraman gains on him slightly, as Mark Michaels stops at a large production crate resting against the wall, an expression of relief shown on his face. But still fuming with apparent rage, he forcefully breaks the locks on the crate with a few stiff boots to the latches.)

(Once the crate is popped open, the camera focuses in on Mark Michaels as he digs through the various kinds of product equipment essential to EAW live events he finds–wires, camera parts, electrical tape, light bulbs, one of TLA’s poons, more wires–he screams in frustration as he eventually finds himself completely tangled up in wires he failed to manage thoughtfully, and can’t break himself free.)

(A nervous Michael Belfort skips into the scene with a microphone, standing a safe distance away from the flailing Mark Michaels. Mr. Belfort tries his best to get the attention of “Public Enemy Number One” by clearing his throat. When that fails, he speaks up:)

Michael Belfort: Mark, I wanted to get a word with you before your match this evening, but it seems as though you’re a little wrapped up–pardon the pun–

(Mark stops trying to separate himself from the tangled mess of cords and turns to Michael Belfort.)

Mark Michaels: Oh, you wanted a word with me, Michael? Gee, was that all? An explanation for my actions on Dynasty the past month? A glimpse at my thought process for my match tonight? Some insight on what I hope to accomplish by finally sticking a fork in Jamie O’Hara, the Grand Rampage Winner, the face, The ACE of this brand–hell, the face of this company? I don’t want to talk about that stupid looking twerp any more than I already have! All people want to DO is talk about Jamie O’Hara and all that he means to EAW–and that’s why I despise him as much as I do. See, Jamie’s biggest problem is the way he walks around thinking that he’s untouchable, projecting this fallacy that nothing and nobody could ever knock him down a peg. Thinks he’s a hero, the only person these people pay to see, some kind of immovable object. But tonight? Jamie will finally be face to face with me, Mark Michaels, and he’s going to get confronted by the cold, hard truth that he’s just as human as you and me, Michael. Just like the rest of us, as you came to realize when you were attacked on Dynasty last month. You think they care about you, Michael? That you’re safe here in EAW? That just because you don’t get in that ring and show out in front of crowds every single week that you won’t be anyone’s radar?

(Michael Belfort gulps as Mark Michaels smiles and waits for his answer.)

Michael Belfort: No, not exactly, Mark–

Mark Michaels: That’s exactly what I thought. NOBODY is safe from me! I am willing to grind out every inch of every mile ‘til I see my vision achieved. Until I make the one thing I desire come true, there isn’t any depth I won’t sink to, there isn’t any low I won’t stoop to, there isn’t any level of hell that I won’t be willing to walk through and back if it means I advance the downfall of Elite Answers Wrestling. And my vision will soon come to fruition when I put an end to Jamie O’Hara. What a fucking cunt. (Mark turns to the camera.) Jamie, let me break it down for you, you’re not the wrestling deity that you think you are. You’re just flesh and blood, despite how hard it is for you to admit that, that you’re as mortal and fallible as any. It completely unnerves you, doesn’t it? It sends you up the wall whenever someone like me puts you down, because it shatters the image not only you, but the entire WORLD has of Jamie O’Hara being indestructible. You feed these people lies, Jamie. You’re no better than our communist of a chairman himself, Mr. DEDEDE. The epitome of the very scum that walks this earth, and he keeps running from me, refuses to give me what I’m asking for because he knows the truth just as well as I do–but soon, you all won’t be able to run and hide anymore. And regardless of how long it takes, no matter what get put in front of me, I will see this company wither and die before my eyes. If you rise with EAW, you die with EAW. And there’s no turning back for all of those who were too stupid to realize it the first time I told them.

(Mark turns his back to the camera and goes back to digging through the production crate. A beach ball rolls out and across the floor.)

Michael Belfort: Thank you, Mark. But I do have one more question for you. Really, I just wanted to know–what the hell are you even looking for?

(Mark chuckles and turns back to Michael Belfort, now with a deranged dark look in his eyes. Michael’s teeth are heard chattering.)

Mark Michaels: It’d be too difficult for me to explain to you, Michael. And truthfully, I don’t have the time. This is far beyond your comprehension. I’m just so frustrated that I can’t seem to find it–anywhere! I know that they’re hiding it from me. Probably in plain sight, you know. But they won’t trick me any more, I’m far more aware, I know way too much about what this company truly stands for and–I’m going to FIND IT. I’m smarter than they are! And I’m going to find what I want, I’m going to take it because they won’t give it to me! BUT YOU COULD HAVE ALL SAVED YOURSELF THE EFFORT IF YOU JUST GAVE ME WHAT I WANT! GIVE ME WHAT I FUCKING WANT, MICHAEL! GIVE IT TO ME!

(Mark shoves Michael Belfort in the chest, who runs away squealing. Mark then grabs hold of the camera and shoves it into the ground as he continues to scream and demand for…something. The camera faces the ceiling, distorting our clear view of the scene. However, we’re still able to see as the cameraman shuffles off. From the floor, we hear scuffling, clamouring, clanking, banging, and Mark screaming and yelling, demanding that EAW finally gives him What He Wants.)

(“My Way” by Limp Bizkit plays loudly over the PA system as Ryan Wilson steps through the curtain. Wilson walks slowly towards the ring looking at the crowd. He makes his way inside the ring and goes to one of the turnbuckles, posing on top and glaring into the crowd)

Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the EAW PURE CHAMPIONSHIP! Approaching the ring first, the challenger, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada… weighing in at 200 pounds… RYAAAANNNNNN WILLLSSSSSONNNN!!

Stew: And here is a man that always seems to be SO CLOSE, always on the cusp of greatness… but he’s yet to capture gold in EAW. Will tonight be his night?

Bari: Well Stew, he’s had his opportunities before and like you said, he always seems to come up just short. But with each one of those failures, he learns… he learns what not to do, any mistakes he may have made, he knows not to make them next time. You know what? I think he’s gonna do it tonight!

(“The Joker” by New Years Day hits to a loud ovation from the crowd. Ms. Extreme emerges onto the stage, smothered in smoke with the EAW PURE Championship around her waist. She takes in the warm reception from the crowd before making a B-Line for the ring. She slides in, staring down her opponent)

Stephie Love: And from Calabasas, California… SHE IS THE EAW PURE CHAMPION!!… MS. EXXXXTREEEEEEMMEEEEE!!

Flannery: I’m glad that’s just a prediction and not an actual bet with any money, Bari… because BOY does the champion look focused tonight! I tried to get a word in with her earlier tonight but she wanted no part of it. All of her attention is in this match, in this moment right here… I don’t think there’s a champion in EAW that’s more proud to hold the championship that they do than Ms. Extreme!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stew: There’s the bell… both competitors step out of their respective corners and they meet in the center of the ring. Wilson throwing some words at Extreme… AND HER RESPONSE IS A STRAIGHT SLAP TO THE FACE!! I’M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT RYAN WILSON SAID TO HER, BUT WHATEVER IT WAS… SHE DIDN’T LIKE IT!! EXTREME NOW WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND THE WAIST OF WILSON… LEANS BACK AND PULLS HIM OVER HER HEAD WITH A SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX!! SHE BRIDGES INTO A PIN BUT BEFORE THE REFEREE COULD EVEN SLIDE INTO POSITION, RYAN WILSON WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF IT!!

Bari: Wilson is up to his feet in the corner… HERE COMES EXTREME CHARGING TOWARDS HIM, BUT WILSON WITH A SLAP OF HIS OWN, A SLAP, RIGHT ACROSS THE CHEEK THAT STOPS EXTREME IN HER TRACKS!! SHE STAGGERS BACK… WILSON RUSHES OUT OF THE CORNER, LEAPS UP AND WRAPS HIS LEGS AROUND THE HEAD OF EXTREME… TAKING HER OUT WITH A HURRICANRANA!! Extreme is tossed across the ring but she’s able to make it back to her feet… WILSON COMES CHARGING AGAIN BUT EXTREME IS ABLE TO AVOID THE ONCOMING ATTACK, WILSON GOES FLYING INTO THE TURNBUCKLE, AND EXTREME NOW LEAPS ONTO HIM!!

Flannery: EXTREME IS GOING WILD HERE, SENDING A FURY OF SHOTS INTO THE SHOULDER BLADES AND UPPER SPINE OF RYAN WILSON!! OH BUT WILSON!! OH MAN!! HE’S ABLE TO SLIDE UNDER EXTREME AND PUSH HER FORWARD, EXTREME GOES FACE FIRST OFF OF THE RING POST!!

Stew: She’s able to remain on her feet but she’s dazed! Now dropping to a knee… Ryan Wilson does the same, wincing in pain… and now you can see the camera zooming in, onto the back of Ryan Wilson, blood beginning to trickle out! Extreme must’ve dug her nails into the back of Wilson and trust me folks, THAT HURTS!

Flannery: How would you know that, Stew? Do you frequently have women dig their nails into your back?

Stew: I–

Bari: BEFORE EXTREME CAN FULLY RECOVER WILSON GRABS HER AND PULLS HER INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING, HE APPLIES A FRONT FACELOCK… LIFTS HER UP… LOOKING TO DROP HER, MAYBE FOR A BRAINBUSTER!! BUT EXTREME SENDS HER KNEE INTO THE TOP OF WILSON’S HEAD… SHE DOES IT AGAIN… NOW A THIRD TIME AND WILSON HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO LET EXTREME DOWN!! EXTREME FINDS HERSELF ON HER FEET, THROWS A RIGHT HAND BUT IT MISSES WILDLY… WILSON TACKLES HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS… AND DELIVERS A STOMP TO THAT RIGHT ARM!! EXTREME WRITHES IN PAIN ON THE MAT AS WILSON LOADS UP HIS FOOT AND DELIVERS A SECOND STOMP!!

Stew: WILSON WITH A THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH STOMP… AND NOW HE’S GOING SO FAST, I CAN’T EVEN KEEP UP!! TRYING TO TAKE OUT THE ARM OF MS. EXTREME HERE, AND THIS IS A GREAT STRATEGY GUYS!! TWO OF EXTREME’S SUBMISSIONS, THE ONES SHE USES TO PUT PEOPLE AWAY, THE AVA LOCK AND RED HANDED, SHE NEEDS HER ARMS TO APPLY THOSE!! IF YOU TAKE HER ARM OUT, IT BECOMES NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR HER TO APPLY THEM!! IN GENERAL IT’LL LIMIT EXTREME’S OFFENSE TREMENDOUSLY IF WILSON CAN TAKE OUT THE ARM HERE!! NOW HE HITS THE CANVAS, GRABS EXTREME’S ARM AND TRIES TO HYPER EXTEND IT!!

Flannery: EXTREME IS SCREAMING IN PAIN, THE REFEREE ASKS HER IF SHE WANTS TO QUIT BUT EXTREME SHAKES HER HEAD NO, WILSON REARS BACK MORE!! EXTREME JOLTS HERSELF FORWARD WITH HER FREE ARM BEGINS PUNCHING THE CHEST OF WILSON, BUT A DEFIANT WILSON CONTINUES TO KEEP A HOLD OF THE ARM!! BUT AFTER A STRAIGHT PUNCH RIGHT TO THE HEART, WILSON HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO RELEASE THE HOLD!!

Bari: Extreme scoots herself back into the corner and man I’ll tell you… I don’t think Extreme was thinking this was gonna happen! There’s a look of shock on her face and I can’t tell if that’s because Wilson has caught her off guard tonight, or because of the state her arm is currently in! She notices Wilson getting to his feet and has to do something, she gets to her feet as well… and delivers a kick right to the stomach! It forces Wilson back… Extreme lunges forward with a second kick, right to the stomach and this one takes Wilson off his feet! EXTREME NOW RUSHES FORWARD WITH A KNEE… BUT WILSON WITH A DROP TOE HOLD!!

Stew: EXTREME HAS HER HEAD DRAPED OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE, AND NOW WILSON HEADS TO THE OUTSIDE… HE GRABS HER ARM AND OH!! HE BEGINS PULLING IT DOWN… WILSON ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING IS PULLING HER ARM DOWN, CAUGHT UP IN THE ROPES AND OBVIOUSLY THIS ISN’T ALLOWED, BUT WILSON DOES HAVE A FIVE COUNT TO WORK WITH… AND HE’S GONNA UTILIZE ALL OF IT BEFORE RELEASING!! AND DOING IT A SECOND TIME!! THE COUNT RESETS, IT MAY NOT BE FAIR BUT THOSE ARE THE RULES!!

Flannery: And again he lets go right before the referee reaches the five count! The referee has some choice words for Wilson… WHO GRABS THE ARM FOR A THIRD TIME! But this time it’s just to pull Extreme out of the ring! Wilson just plops Extreme on the floor, rather unceremoniously… he looks around the ringside area, of course your standard EAW rules apply in this match… Extreme is slowly attempting to make it back to a vertical base… BUT WILSON NOW, WHAT’S HE DOING?! HE’S RUNNING AROUND THE RINGSIDE AREA… AND NOW USING THE MOMENTUM HE PUSHES EXTREME INTO THE BARRICADE, BAD ARM FIRST!! WOW!! EXTREME HIT THAT BARRICADE INCREDIBLY HARD, AND SHE MIGHT BE OUT!!

Bari: WILSON QUICKLY GETS HER BACK INTO THE RING AND HOOKS THE LEG… COULD THIS BE IT?!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… NO!! EXTREME POWERS HER LEFT SHOULDER UP!!

Stew: And that’s something we haven’t taken into account! We mentioned the two submission moves of Ms. Extreme and how with an injured arm it becomes so much more difficult to lock them in, but even simple things like kick outs become that much more difficult… EVERYTHING becomes more difficult to do, I know it’s not over yet, and we probably have a lot more to go in this one, but Ryan Wilson has played this match to perfection so far! He gets to his feet, planning his next move as Ms. Extreme crawls over towards the ropes, even THIS… she can only use her left arm to pull herself up!

Bari: HERE COMES RYAN WILSON… BUT MS. EXTREME DUCKS, IT SENDS WILSON UP AND OVER THE ROPES… HE’S ABLE TO LAND ON THE APRON HOWEVER!! MS. EXTREME NOTICES AND LOOKS TO CATCH HIM WITH AN ELBOW, BUT RYAN WILSON MEETS HER FIRST, A FOREARM THAT SENDS HER STAGGERING BACK!!.. WILSON SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE, HE COMES DOWN AND GRABS THE RIGHT ARM MS. EXTREME… FLIPPING HER OVER AND APPLYING A CROSS ARMBAR!! CROSS AMRBAR LOCKED IN AND MS. EXTREME IS IN BIG TROUBLE!! RYAN WILSON COULD BE MERE SECONDS AWAY FROM CAPTURING THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP RIGHT HERE AT GATEWAY TO GLORY!!

Flannery: EXTREME EXTENDS HER GOOD ARM TO THE ROPES BUT SHE’S WAY TOO FAR AWAY!! SHE’S RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, THE ROPES ARE A GOOD TEN FEET AWAY!! WHAT CAN SHE DO?! OH WAIT A MINUTE!! SHE SHIFTS HER WEIGHT, ABLE TO GET SOME OF HER BODY ONTO RYAN’S… AND THAT’S A PIN!!

ONEEE!!… THE ONLY WAY OUT OF IT FOR WILSON IS TO RELEASE THE ARM!!

Stew: Extreme able to get her way out of that one, but she’s still in no way safe! She again finds herself recovering… getting back to her feet… and Wilson again on the attack! Extreme however meets him with a kick into the mid-section… OH AND… GLASS CEILING?! A MODIFIED VERSION, IT WASN’T OFF THE TOP ROPE, BUT SHE CONNECTED WITH IT, AND THAT’S ONE WAY TO GET BACK INTO THIS MATCH!! RYAN WILSON STUMBLES BACKWARDS, AND OUT OF THE RING!! AND USUALLY AS A COMPETITOR, YOU DON’T WANT THAT… YOU WANNA TAKE IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE AFTER LANDING A MOVE LIKE THAT, BUT EXTREME HERE BREATHES A SIGH OF RELIEF!! SHE NEEDS THAT TIME, SHE NEEDS THAT SPACE TO RECOVER, TO MAYBE GET SOME FUNCTION BACK INTO THAT ARM!!

Bari: I agree, this is smart… use this time to recover! You can see her start to move that arm around… the referee begins his count, Ryan Wilson is still on the outside, but beginning to stir! The referee is at three here as Ryan Wilson gets his hand onto the apron to pull himself to his feet, Wilson is back in the ring at five! I’m sure Extreme wanted more time than that but she has to work with what she’s been given! Before Wilson could make it back to his feet inside the ring she meets him with a few STOMPS RIGHT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! Straight vicious!

Flannery: She gets Wilson back to a vertical base… A KNIFE EDGE CHOP ACROSS THE CHEST BEFORE WHIPPING HIM INTO THE CORNER!! SHE COMES CHARGING… AND MORE OR LESS JUST THROWS HER BODY AT WILSON, BUT IT’S EFFECTIVE!! HE COMES STUMBLING OUT FROM THE CORNER… AND RIGHT INTO A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX FROM THE CHAMPION… SHE TRIES TO BRIDGE THE PIN, LIKE SHE DID EARLIER IN THE MATCH, BUT HER ARM WON’T ALLOW HER TO DO SO!! Extreme is frustrated as she pounds the mat, watch out now… don’t wanna injure your other arm! Ryan Wilson however, rolls over onto his stomach… trying to get to his feet, and I think I see a bit of a smile on his face!

Stew: Even with the time recover, albeit short time to recover, Ms. Extreme’s offense is still extremely limited! Wilson is to his feet, as is Extreme and just like how we began, they stand toe to toe in the center of the ring… Wilson again talking some smack… AND EXTREME WITH A HEADBUTT!! A HEADBUTT THAT KNOCKS WILSON OFF HIS FEET… HE QUICKLY MANAGES TO MAKE IT BACK, BUT GETS TAKEN DOWN WITH A SECOND HEADBUTT… UP AGAIN… DOWN AGAIN WITH A THIRD HEADBUTT… AND THIS TIME IT KEEPS HIM DOWN!! EXTREME RUNS OFF THE ROPES AND DROPS A KNEE ACROSS THE HEAD!! HER ARMS MAY NOT BE USEFUL RIGHT NOW, BUT EXTREME HERE IS USING HER OTHER EXTREMITIES TO MOUNT A COMEBACK!!

Bari: Wilson isn’t smiling anymore! You can feel the momentum beginning to shift, he needs to get it back on his side! He tries getting back to his feet… BUT HERE’S MS. EXTREME AGAIN… WITH ANOTHER KNEE!! THIS ONE TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!! RYAN WILSON COLLAPSES DOWN INTO THE CANVAS… HE TURNS HIM OVER ONTO HIS BACK AND SHE GOES INTO THE PIN!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… HE HAS THE ARM AGAIN!!

Flannery: OH NO!! RYAN WILSON HAS THE ARM AGAIN, LOOKING FOR A SECOND ARMBAR… MS. EXTREME IS FRANTIC HERE, SHE WRAPS HER LEFT ARM AROUND HER RIGHT WRIST, NOT LETTING RYAN WILSON LOCK IT IN… WILSON TRIES TO PUNCH THE LEFT ARM… BUT EXTREME, SHE’S ABLE TO PULL AWAY!! SHE PULLS AWAY AND SCURRIES INTO THE CORNER… AND BOY SHE JUST GOT OUT OF THAT ONE!! IF RYAN WILSON WAS ABLE TO LOCK IN THAT ARMBAR IT WOULD’VE SPELLED ALMOST CERTAIN DOOM FOR THE PURE CHAMPION!!

Stew: But Extreme once again finds herself on the defensive… she’s in the corner with Ryan Wilson closing in! Wilson unloads with a right hand… BUT IT’S DUCKED!! DUCKED BY EXTREME WHO NOW HAS WILSON UP IN THE CORNER, SHE UNLOADS WITH LEFT HANDS… NOW THROWING IN A FEW ELBOWS… SHE’S PUMMELED HIM INTO A SEATED POSITION IN THE CORNER… NOW DRIVING ELBOWS DOWN INTO THE TOP OF THE SKULL!! SHE’S BUSTED WILSON OPEN… THE REFEREE ATTEMPTS TO PULL EXTREME AWAY, BUT SHE WON’T LET HIM!! SHE CONTINUES TO RAIN DOWN ELBOWS ACROSS THE TOP OF THE SKULL… SCREAMING AS SHE DOES SO!!

Bari: THIS IS DESPERATION, BUT IT’S ALL FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP!! IT’S ALL FOR THE TITLE… IT’S HER LIFE AND SHE’S DOING EVERYTHING SHE CAN TO KEEP A HOLD OF IT!! SHE’S BEATEN RYAN WILSON DOWN INTO A BLOODY PULP… AND FINALLY THE REFEREE IS ABLE TO SEPARATE HER FROM THE CHALLENGER!! WILSON IS MOTIONLESS IN THE CORNER… THE REFEREE MOVES IN TO CHECK ON HIM!!

(The camera zooms in on the left elbow of Ms. Extreme, it’s drenched in the blood of Ryan Wilson)

Flannery: And guys… this, this isn’t looking good at all for Wilson, the referee may need to put an end to this match right now!

Stew: Wilson is crawling out from the corner, on his hands and knees… OH AND LOOK OUT HERE, WHERE’S MS. EXTREME GOING?! SHE’S HEADING TO THE TOP ROPE! THE REFEREE IS STILL CHECKING ON WILSON… NEITHER HAS NOTICED THAT MS. EXTREME IS PERCHED UPON THE TOP ROPE… SHE SETS HERSELF AND LEAPS OFF… A BLIND FURY!! A BLIND FURY TO THE BACK OF RYAN WILSON!! IT CONNECTS!! MY GOD!! MS. EXTREME ROLLS RYAN WILSON OVER ONTO HIS BACK, SHE’S JUST ABLE TO HOOK THE LEG!! THE REFEREE CAUGHT OFF GUARD SLIDES INTO POSITION TO COUNT THE COVER, THIS IS OVER!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“The Joker” begins to play as Ms. Extreme gets to her feet. The referee hands her the PURE Championship, she holds it up high in her left hand as the referee goes back to checking on Ryan Wilson)

Stephie Love: Your winner… AND STILL THE EAW PURE CHAMPION!!… MS. EXTREEEEMEEEE!!

Stew: The tide of a match can turn JUST LIKE THAT! Ryan Wilson was in control for the majority of this match, but then something just snapped in Ms. Extreme! Those elbows to Ryan Wilson were… just vicious, there’s no other word do describe it!

Bari: And then she connected with A Blind Fury for the win, that’s all it took!

Flannery: That may be all it took, but don’t take anything away from Ryan Wilson… he came ever so close to capturing that championship tonight and regardless of what you think about him, you can’t deny that he was insanely impressive in this match!

(Gateway to Glory fades from the ringside and cuts backstage. The Answers World Champion, Theron Nikolas, is seen pacing the floor of his personal locker room. The disgusting God Emperor has a sour look on his face. He’s dressed for his championship defense later on tonight, and he has the championship draped across his shoulder. The camera shot widens to reveal that Amber Keys is in the locker room as well. The Dirti Diva is watching Theron pace with an amused expression etched across her lovely face. There’s definitely tension in the room, despite the fact Amber looks pretty relaxed. Theron finally stops pacing and looks at Amber. She raises a perfectly arched eyebrow.)

Amber Keys: Penny for your thoughts?

(Theron scowls at her.)

Theron Nikolas: You know exactly what I’m thinking. That garbage you pulled at Terminus could put everything in jeopardy tonight. BOTH members of the Queen’s Court were supposed to be at ringside.

Amber Keys: Well God Emperor, the Queen’s Court is no more. Since we came together, it’s been about eliminating the dead weight and proving to the world who the true one percent actually are. Cleopatra cost us the Empire Tag Team Championships a couple of nights ago, and I don’t know about you, but I have had my fair share of propping up bottom feeders. We rid the world of Madison Kaline. We rid the world of Ryan Adams. I decided to take it a step further and rid the world of Cleopatra. Insolence and mediocrity won’t be tolerated and we are much better off without her at ringside tonight, hindering your chances at retaining against Darkane.

Theron Nikolas: Well here’s the thing, Amber. I never found Cleo to be a hindrance. Cleo has always been loyal to me, and she’s never once stepped out of line like you’re doing right now. I tried to tell you both that going back to Empire was a huge mistake, and look what happened? You let two rookies completely upstage you and take away championships that the Queen’s Court deserved to hold. Your post-match actions were completely uncalled for and we both know that Cleopatra did not deserve that. You know as well as I do that, when it comes to us, I call the shots. We don’t get rid of anyone unless I say we get rid of them, and you screwed up.

(Amber blinks.)

Amber Keys: Excuse me?

Theron Nikolas: Did I stutter?

(For a brief moment, Amber is caught completely off guard. The champion doesn’t give her a chance to reply. Theron presses on.)

Theron Nikolas: The Queen’s Court and myself needed to walk down to ringside tonight as a solid unit… all THREE of us. I don’t know what you were thinking or why you even did what you did, but you better have it together for my match later on. We can’t go back and fix Terminus, so we have no other choice but to move forward and put the final nail in Darkane’s coffin together. We are on the road to Pain for Pride, and I’m so close to becoming the record setting champion I was always destined to be. I have been working tirelessly for the last 18 months to get myself in this position, and I refuse to go back. I will never go back to what they wanted me to be because I knew that I was always destined to be the man and the champion that is standing in front of you right now. I have ended careers. I have screwed over the masses. I have ruled Dynasty with an iron fist. Nothing is going to stop me from marching into Pain for Pride and headlining it this year as the Answers World Champion. Robbie V, Brian Daniels, Andrei Sokolova, Ronn Banks, and DEDEDE himself have all fallen at my feet, and I have already made Jamie O’Hara bend the knee. There’s nothing I won’t do to keep my championship reign intact, and there’s no one I won’t run over in order to do it, either. Do you see what this means to me, Amber?

(The Dirti Diva looks up at Theron and nods her head.)

Amber Keys: Of course I do. Why do you think I decided to take matters into my own hands? What’s best for you is what’s best for me, and you have got to trust me when I say that I did the right thing.

(Theron isn’t convinced and he narrows his eyes.)

Theron Nikolas: What you think and what I know are two entirely different things, Amber. You need to remember that you came with Cleopatra, not vice versa. Cleopatra and I have a history and I’m not thrilled with what you did. However, like I said, we’re going to move forward. Can I count on you to keep your head together and do your job?

(Amber flashes Theron a sweet smile.)

Amber Keys: Of course. Just remember, I did what I did to benefit the both of us.

(Theron rolls his eyes, but accepts her answer. He motions for Amber to follow him and both of them head out of the lockerroom. Gateway to Glory fades to commercial break.)

(A recap for Terminus airs showing the hard fought battles between the ladies of Empire, ending with the conclusion of Sienna/Tyler which left everyone in shock with the mystery run-in)

(An ad for Pain for Pride then airs showing Sienna Jade and Serena Bennett face to face as they will be matching up in one of Pain for Pride’s marquee main event matches for the Unified Women’s World Championship.)

(The show comes back on air as “Stigmata” by grandson can be heard playing across the arena with a Pain for Pride graphic for the single)

Talib Bari: EAW would like to send a big thanks to grandson for providing us with yet another theme, Stigmata! This alongside the already revealed two other songs are gonna be a part of our annual Pain for Pride playlist. I mean it ain’t as fire as that Migos track but I fucks with it!

(Video-Package is shown to the TV Audience, recapping the recent rivalry between Jamie O’ Hara and Mark Michaels over recent weeks, including the brawl last week at the conclusion of Dynasty between the two men with security getting involved and pulling both men apart as the video package comes to an end)

(Camera pans back to the Seoul World Cup Center as Camera pans to Stephie Love standing inside the ring as we prepare for the upcoming match)

(The lights in the arena shut off leaving it in complete darkness, “Jus Cos You Got The Power” By Motorhead blast throughout the speakers as flashes of disparaging remarks towards EAW is shown flashing on the titantron, Mark Michaels begins making his entrance as the crowd gives a LOUD unpleasant reaction to him)

Stephie: The following Grudge Match is set for ONE FALL!!!! Introducing first, From Minneapolis, Minnesota! Weighing in at 240 Pounds!! “The Lethal Injection” MAAAARKKKKKKK MICCCCHAAAAELLLSSSSS!!!

Stew-O: These two men are about to compete and it’s been chaos all over the arena when these two men are around and we are going to settle this rivalry the old fashioned way!

Talib Bari: I’d rather them go at it like they did on Dynasty, that ring can’t contain them and we’ve seen that, but Mark Michaels looks focus! Hell bent on detouring Jamie’s road to the main event of Pain For Pride next month!

(Michaels music dies down as begins awaiting his opponent, pacing back and forth as “Ultimate Battle” By ZENTA begins to start as the crowd begins growing it’s anticipation, and as the song fully kicks in out comes Jamie O Hara, donning all black attire and a dark leather jacket as he pops his collar as the EAW faithful begins to give him an ASTOUNDING reaction)

Stephie: Introducing the opponent, Residing in Los Angeles, California! Weighting in at 190 Pounds!! The “Ace of Elite Answers Wrestling” JAAAAAAMIEEEEEEEE O HAAAARAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

(Jamie immediately locks eyes with Michaels as the referee quickly gets in the middle of these two men preventing conflict before the bell)

(Referee Bobby Cash signals for the bell)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stew-O: And we are UNDERWAY! And we start this match, JUST LIKE WE ENDED DYNASTY WITH A HOCKEY FIGHT! BOTH MEN MEET IN THE MIDDLE AND BEGIN MEETING EACH OTHER WITH FIST! BOTH MEN NOT LETTING UP! Until Michaels quickly buries his knee into the mid-section of Jamie! And he follows it up with a clubbing blow over the back of Jamie, and he quickly grabs Jame and looks to send him over the top to the outside! But Jamie catches himself on the apron! Michaels runs for a forearm! BUT JAMIE WITH A SHOULDER THRUST TO THE MID-SECTION! Stops the incoming Michaels dead in his tracks as Jamie quickly enters the ring. AND DELIVERS A BIG OPEN HANDED CHOP TO THE CHEST OF MICHAELS! Michaels backing up! As Jamie once again delivers the brutal chop as Michaels backs himself into the corner! As Jamie goes to strike, Michaels quickly with a knee to the mid-section! And he grabs Jamie AND HE SMASHES HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! Mark grabbing Jamie out of the corner AND FLOORS HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE! Jamie holding the back of his neck as the whiplash effect caused him to hit the mat hard! The match cools down and now Mark Michaels sets his sights on punishment as he grounds Jamie and begins trying to wear him down with a chin lock! He sets his knee into the spine of Jamie and pulls back on the chin!

Talib: There’s two things at work, the knee in the back for the added leverage and the pulling of the chin just adds onto more pressure almost like he’s compressing the neck! Jamie though not trying to stay down for long as he begins trying to rise to the vertical base. But Michaels is trying to counter that by using his weight advantage against O’ Hara! He rises though, Michaels isn’t able to delay him that! Jamie back to a vertical base! BODY SHOT! AND HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH ANOTHER BIG SHOT TO THE RIBS! AND NOW HE DELIVERS AN ELBOW TO THE MID-SECTION! AND IT BREAKS THE HOLD! Jamie looking to run! AND HE RUNS!! FOR THE MOMENTUM! BUT MICHAELS WITH A BIG BOOT CONNECTING TO THE FACE OF JAMIE! Stopping him right in his tracks and the whiplash effect as mentioned plays again as Jamie’s head bounces off the canvas like a basketball during the NBA Playoffs! Michaels holding his mid-section which was targeted before going back to work on the former Heavyweight Champion! Jamie is trying to pull himself up to his feet, and as he does, MICHAELS GRABS HIM AND HE’S USING HIS HEAD AS A WEAPON! HEADBUTT! The sound was hard to hear as both men collide skulls! Michaels applying a front facelock, AND HE CONNECTS WITH A SNAP SUPLEX! HE PLANTS JAMIE INTO THE CANVAS! Michaels dominating here early on in the beginning! The match started like a brawl but it’s cooled off now!

Flannery: Jamie holding his lower back as Michaels quickly grabs him up to his feet, hooking him by the head! AND HE FIRES A BRUTAL EUROPEAN UPPERCUT JACKING THE JAW OF JAMIE! Jamie looking like he’s trying to shake the cobwebs out of his head! Michaels though has Jamie by the ropes, AND MICHAELS CLOTHESLINE JAMIE OVER THE ROPES AS HE LANDS HARD ON THE FLOOR! The referee trying to prevent Mark from following him right out to the floor but Michaels is just trying to apply more punishment! He moves the referee and makes his way outside! Michaels grabbing O’Hara up to his feet! AND HE RUNS AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON WITH THE SHOULDER THRUST! The lower back of Jamie hits the apron hard! Jamie isn’t looking good right here. Michaels grabbing Jamie by his hand! AND HE IRISH-WHIPS HIM HARD AS THE SHOULDER OF JAMIE MEETS THE STEEL STEPS!! The referee urging both men to come inside of the ring, but Mark Michaels grabs him and sends him inside of the ring! Jamie struggling right now but Michaels quickly mounts him, AND BEGINS TO RAIN DOWN BRUTAL, SWIFT! VIOLENT STRIKES OVER THE TOP OF THE SKULL OF JAMIE!!! AND HE’S BEATING ON HIM!! WHAT AN ONSLAUGHT! A VICIOUS MEAN STREAK BY MARK MICHAELS! Michaels standing up and accepting the boo’s from this crowd! Jamie on all floors trying to pull himself up! MICHAELS SEES IT! AND HE RUNS!! PUNT KICK RIGHT TO THE RIBS OF JAMIE O HARA!! Michaels looking dominant right here tonight and he could be on the verge of putting away our current Grand Rampage winner which would have to put him in the discussion of challengers for the Answers World Championship!

Stew-O: Jamie rising up holding his mid-section. Michaels quickly grabs him for an irish-whip! And he sends Jamie into the ropes. Michaels bends for a back body drop! JAMIE!! PUNT KICK OF HIS OWN TO THE SKULL AS MICHAELS POPS UP! AND JAMIE RUNS!! RUNNING FOREARM KNOCKING MICHAELS DOWN! But he pops right back up to his feet! AND JAMIE CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER RUNNING FOREARM! And he meets Michaels as he rises up again, and he grabs him by the arm and begins to irish-whip him, Michaels comes forward as Jamie runs. SLINGBLADE!! DRIVING HIM INTO THE CANVAS! Jamie fighting his way right back into this contest! Michaels is up and runs at Jamie, BUT JAMIE WITH A SHOT GUN DROP KICK CONNECTS TO THE FACE OF MICHAELS!! The impact sending Michaels rolling out of the ring! Jamie rising to his feet with an intense look on his face, looking on as Michaels looks to try and slow down the momentum of Jamie O’Hara! Michaels is up, BUT JAMIE IS SET TO FLY AS HE RUNS! TOPE CON HILO!!! SUICIDE LEAP OVER THE TOP ROPE AS HE CRASHES DOWN RIGHT INTO MARK MICHAELS!!! HE CRASHES INTO MICHAELS! JAMIE POPS UP INSTANTLY AS THIS CROWD IS FEEDING INTO HIM AND HE’S FIRED UP!! Michaels looks caught off guard, maybe playing too long with a man as dangerous as Jamie! Jamie grabbing Michaels up! BUT MICHAELS OUT OF NOWHERE PUSHES JAMIE AS HE GOES CRASHING HEAD AND NECK FIRST INTO THE RING POST!!! THE STEEL RING POST MEETS THE BACK OF JAMIE AS HE DROPS DOWN!

Talib Bari: MICHAELS HOOKING JAMIE BY THE HEAD!!!! SNAP DDT ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR DRIVING JAMIE O HARA CRASHING SKULL FIRST INTO THE FLOOR! Oh my god! He just planted his skull right onto the ringside floor! Jamie is absolutely unconscious, it hasn’t been any kind of movement from Jamie after that move! Michaels now has the task of lifting 190 pounds of dead weight inside of the ring! Jamie is completely out on his feet, and it’s not looking good right now if you are a fan of Jamie, but it’s looking great if you enjoy the mean streak of Mark Michaels! Michaels! Grabbing the lifeless Hall of Famer up to his feet, AND HE GETS HIM INSIDE THE RING!! HE ROLLS HIM INSIDE AND MARK MICHAELS SLIDES IN AND CRAWLS TO THE COVER!!!! HE’S COVERING HIM FOR THE FIRST PINFALL IN THIS MATCH!!

Referee: ONNNNEEEEEEEEEEE….TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…….

Flannery: JAMIE MANAGES TO POP HIS SHOULDER RIGHT UP OFF THE CANVAS! Mark Michaels was sure he put away Jamie there after that violent DDT onto the outside floor which is so unforgiven! Michaels rising up to his feet, this crowd willingly trying to will Jamie to get his way back into this match, maybe he kicked out on instinct! Michaels pulling a lifeless Jamie up to his feet, and he applies a front facelock! But he also grabs a hold of Jamie’s leg! HE’S GOING FOR A FISHERMAN BUSTER! BUT JAMIE! FIGHTING IT OFF! TRYING TO BLOCK AS HE SENDS A BODY SHOT TO MICHAELS! BUT MICHAELS STILL TRYING FOR A FISHERMAN BUSTER!! MICHAELS IS MET ONCE AGAIN WITH ANOTHER BIG BODY BLOW! Jamie able to get his leg out of Michaels grasp! AND JAMIE DELIVERS A BIG FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE OF MICHAELS! Michaels comes back with a big RIGHT HAND! JAMIE COMES BACK WITH A FOREARM TO THE FACE! MICHAELS DELIVERS ANOTHER BIG RIGHT HAND! JAMIE WITH A SPINNING BACK KICK TO THE MID-SECTION! Michaels hunched over, AND JAMIE WITH A PUNT KICK POPPING HIM BACK UP! And JAMIE SPINS FOR THE DISCUS LARIAT ALMOST DECAPITATING MICHAELS!!! Jamie fired up! HE HAS THE LOOK IN HIS EYE THAT HE WANTS TO PUT THIS THING AWAY RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

Talib Bari: JAMIE, HE GRABS THE ARMS OF MICHAELS! AND HE BEGINS STOMPING REPEATEDLY INTO THE FACE OF MICHAELS! JAMIE WITH A BRUTAL ASSAULT!! MULTIPLE STOMPS INTO THE FACE OF MICHAELS!! AND HE WON’T STOP! THE EMOTION OF JAMIE O HARA IS COMING OUT!!! THE REFEREE GETTING INVOLVED TRYING TO GET HIM TO STOP!!! MICHAELS LOOKS COMPLETELY DEAD!!! JAMIE MAY HAVE DELIVERED LIKE 20 STOMPS TO HIS FACE!! Jamie, he has that intense look in his eyes! He’s signaling this is the end, he grabs Michaels up to his feet! The end might very well be near! HE’S TELLING MICHAELS TO LOOK HIM IN THE EYES!!! FORCING MICHAELS TO STARE HIM RIGHT INTO THE FACE!! SUPERKICK!!!! HE JUST KICKED HIS TEETH DOWN HIS THROAT!! AND BEFORE MICHAELS COLLAPSES!! JAMIE HOOKS HIM!!! SINGLE UNDERHOOK BRAINBUSTER!!! IT CONNECTS!! JAMIE DROPS MICHAELS RIGHT ON HIS HEAD WITH THAT DEADLY BRAINBUSTER!!! AND JAMIE COVERS!!! THAT HAS TO BE IT!!

Referee: ONNNNEEEEEEE….TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO…..TH

Stew-O: MICHAELS KICKS OUT!!! MICHAELS SURVIVES!!! AND JAMIE!! HE WAS SURE THAT WAS THE END!!! JAMIE WAS SURE HE HAD THE VICTORY!!! Jamie isn’t wasting time, he isn’t going to waste anymore time as he looks to put this away! JAMIE CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE!! HE’S MAKING HIS WAY TO THE VERY TOP QUICKLY!! HE’S PERCHED! GENKI CANNON!!! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!!! MICHAELS MOVES!! JAMIE ROLLS THROUGH!!! AND HE TURNS!! MICHAELS WRESTLES HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS!!!!! THE LIBERATION!!! HE’S TRYING FOR THE LIBERATION HAS BEGUN!!!! THE LABELL LOCK!!! HE’S TRYING FOR IT BUT JAMIE IS TRYING TO AVOID!!! MICHAELS REFUSING TO ALLOW HIMSELF TO BE BEATEN TONIGHT, WHAT A CONTEST!!! JAMIE ROLLS OUT OF THE LABELL LOCK ATTEMPT!! HE RUNS AT MICHAELS!!! BICYCLE KNEE!!! MICHAELS MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! JAMIE CONNECTS WITH THE REFEREE!!! JAMIE O HARA CONNECTS WITH THE REFEREE!!!! AND HE GOT ALL OF IT!! Jamie realizing his mistake, he turns! ROLLING ELBOW TO THE FACE OF JAMIE O HARA!!!! Michaels looking around, realizing what’s at hand! IT’S FREE GAME, ROLLS TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! Pushes the time keeper out of his chair and folds it! This is not a no disqualification match but the referee is down so what the hell? It’s still wrong but don’t go telling Mark Michaels is that! MICHAELS RISING UP AS JAMIE!! JAMIE TURNS!! AND MICHAELS DRIVES THAT STEEL CHAIR INTO THE MID-SECTION OF JAMIE!!! AND HE BRINGS THAT CHAIR DOWN ACROSS THE SPINE OF JAMIE!!!

Talib Bari: AND HE REPEATEDLY BEGINS SMASHING THAT CHAIR OVER THE SPINE OF JAMIE!!! SHOT AFTER BRUTAL SHOT LEAVING MARKS AND WELTS OVER THE BACK OF JAMIE O HARA!!!! AND THIS CROWD IS SHOWING THEIR DISPLEASURE!!! Michaels unfolds the chair in a seating position! AND HE GRABS JAMIE!!! PLACES HIM BETWEEN HIS LEGS BEFORE LIFTING HIM!!!! AND MARK MICHAELS!!! PILEDRIVES JAMIE O HARA’S HEAD RIGHT THROUGH THE SEAT OF THAT CHAIR!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!! JAMIE HAS TO BE FINISHED!! I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! HE JUST DROVE HIS HEAD RIGHT THROUGH THE SEAT OF THAT CHAIR!!!!! MICHAELS REMOVING THE BROKEN CHAIR!!!! AND THE REFEREE BEGINS TO COME TO HIS SENSES!!!! AND MICHAELS HE HOOKS THE LEG!!! HE THINKS THIS HAS TO BE IT!!! THIS CROWD BOOING!!! THE REFEREE SLOWLY PULLING HIMSELF!!!

Referee: ONNEEEEEEE….TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…THRRRE

Flannery: NO!!! JAMIE KICKS OUT!!! JAMIE STILL ALIVE!!! HE POPS HIS SHOULDER RIGHT UP OFF THE CANVAS EMPHATICALLY!!!! MARK MICHAELS CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! HE RISES UP OUT OF FRUSTRATION!!! AND HE MAKES HIS WAY TOWARDS THE NEAREST TURNBUCKLE AND BEGINS TO EXPOSE IT! HE’S EXPOSING THE TURNBUCKLE BY REMOVING THE PADDING THAT COVERS IT! Jamie is stirring on the canvas, AND MICHAELS!! HE GRABS JAMIE UP!!! AND HE TRIES FOR THE IRISH WHIP!!! JAMIE REVERSE THE WHIP!!! MICHAELS STOPS HIMSELF BEFORE HE HITS THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE!! JAMIE HE COMES FORWARD… IN EXCELSIS!!! RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE TO MICHAELS!!!! HE DROPS DOWN ONLY TO A KNEE!!! JAMIE GOING BEHIND MICHAELS!!!! AND HE RUNS AGAIN!!! IN EXCELSIS FOR THE SECOND TIME!!!! RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF MARK MICHAELS!!!!! JAMIE!!! HE TURNS HIM OVER AND HOOKS THE LEG!!

Referee: ONNNNEEEE…TWOOOOOOO…….THRREEE…

Stew-O: IT’S NOT OVER!!! MICHAELS STILL KICKS OUT!!! Jamie, he climbs his way to the second rope, TWO OF HIS MOST DEVASTATING KNEE’S DIDN’T PUT MICHAELS AWAY!! MICHAELS I’M SURE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE HE IS! BUT HE’S UP!!! FROM THE SECOND ROPE!!! IN EXCELSIS FOR THE THIRD TIME!!!! AND JAMIE FALLS TO THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONNNEEEEEE…TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…THRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Ultimate Battle” By ZENTA picks up once again as Jamie O Hara is helped up to his feet and the referee raises his hand in victory as the crowd rises to their feet as Jamie makes his way to the nearest turnbuckle and begins to celebrate a hard fought victory)

Stephie Love: HEEEREEE IS YOUR WINNNNER…… JAAAAMIIEEEEEEEEE OO HAAAARAAAAAAAAAA…!!!

Flannery McCoy: Jamie wins! The roll this man has been on continues as he has all of the momentum in the world going into Pain for Pride!

Stew-O: You gotta give it up to Mark Michaels too. He didn’t quite get what he wants but something tells me that this loss is only going to make him want it even more, and that doesn’t bode well for the rest of the Dynasty roster.

Talib Bari: Nonetheless, Jamie is primed and ready to enter Pain for Pride.. the question is, who will his opponent be? Well we’re about to find out….

(“Darkside” by grandson plays as Darkane is shown defeating Scott Diamond at Pain for Pride to capture the Answers World Championship)

“The kid has got a darkside
Best believe it
Push too far you’ll see”

(Darkane is shown running through competition on Dynasty including Jack Ripley, Cameron Ella Ava, & Impact)

“The kid has got a darkside
Back against the wall
La la la la la”

(A flashback of Theron Nikolas defeating Darkane and some other bozo whose face is blurred out to capture the King of Elite 2018 is shown. It then fast forwards to their time back on Dynasty together while Darkane is the AWC and Theron is the leader of the 1%, the two are face to face leading up to their Operation: Doomsday encounter.)

“The kid has got a darkside
Best believe it’s the
Last trick up his sleeve
The kid has got a darkside
That you don’t wanna meet at all”

Stew-O: THERON IS NOT MOVING!!!! DARKANE IS ALMOST AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER —-

Talib: WAIT – WHO IS THAT?! THAT’S – THAT’S IMPACT!!!! IMPACT GRABS DARKANE’S LEG AND PULLS HIM OFF THAT LADDER!!!!!! EVISCERATION!!!!! IMPACT HAS DROPPED THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!!!!

“They always picked
On him in the class
He would wake up
With anxiety attacks
So he put a semi-automatic
On his back
He got murder in his eyes”

Talib Bari: DDD SLIDES INTO THE RING AND LIFTS THERON BACK TO HIS FEET; DDD PUSHES THERON BACK INTO THE CORNER AND POINTS UP AT THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

“He was living with the
Monsters in his head
Sick of getting beat up
He listened, what they said
Told him do some very bad things”

Talib Bari: Talib: BLOOD POURING FROM THE MOUTH OF DARKANE AS HE DROPS DOWN TO THE CANVAS!!! THERON NOW MAKES HIS WAY OVER TO THE LADDER!!!! THESE PEOPLE ARE LIVID!!!! THERON BEGINS THE CLIMB!!!! EACH RUNG OF THAT LADDER INCHING HIM CLOSER TO WHAT HE’S BEEN CHASING FOR OVER A YEAR!!!! THERON IS AT THE TOP!!!! HE GRABS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! HE UNHOOKS IT!!!! THERON NIKOLAS IS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!!!!

(“Darkside” continues to play as Darkane is shown making his return months later running through Dynasty with a renewed energy and once again making it back to the world title picture. It then shows Theron continuing to rule as Answers World Champion as he would watch Ripley and Impact both move onto Voltage respectively, add the Queens Court, and then take out Mr. DEDEDE at Ides of March.)

Darkane: You have nobody on your side anymore. You’re trapped on an island by yourself, consider me to be that big tsunami that appears and wipes you completely out. I know this is a sensitive time for spoilers and all, but I don’t give a shit. Here’s a big spoiler for Pain for Pride. It’s going to be the challenger, Jamie O’Hara taking on the two time Answers World Champion, Darkane. And I’ll leave you with one last spoiler for the road… I’m gonna win.

(“Darkside” comes to a conclusion showing Darkane and Theron starting one another down on the last episode of Dynasty before the package ends.)

( Camera opens up to Stephie Love front and center in the ring, looking around and smiling at the audience before she’s given the cue to begin her announcements. )

Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall… and is for the ANSWWWEEERRRRSSS CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOORLD!!!!!

( “Wizard in Black” by Electric Wizard​ hits, sending the audience into a frenzy as the lights in the stadium change along with the music. Slowly but surely, Darkane steps out to the stage and talks a mouthful of trash to the camera, signifying just how seriously he takes this match. He continues his way to the ring. )

Stew-O: On the fateful night of October 20th, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, this man walked in that night as the clearly defined face of the Friday Night Dynasty brand. By the end of that same night Bari he received an all-out onslaught courtesy of the 1%, highlighted with a superkick to the jaw with a mouth full of thumbtacks.

Talib Bari: And since then God Emperor Theron has ruled Dynasty without anything even remotely resembling a threat to his sovereignty!

Stew-O: Let me stop you right there Talib, I know you’re going to make a boatload of grandiose claims for the self professed “God Emperor”, and granted his reign has been historic thus far. The fact of the matter is ladies and gentlemen, that fateful night at Operation: Doomsday has NEVER left Darkane’s mind!

Flannery McCoy: Thank you, Stew. He has played the events of October 20th repeatedly in his head, and this may be the most driven version of Darkane we have seen to date! 2017 EAW Rookie of the Year, a historic 2018 under his belt, yet Darkane is only looking at the road ahead. Do not be surprised if we end up seeing a performance resembling no other in his career.

( Darkane is in the ring preparing all while his music is dying down. The audience is chanting “DARKANE! DARKANE!” and we can see the fans in the crowd holding up massive signs with his image, “DARKANE TIMES” propaganda, and “Darkane Times” t-shirts. )

( “I Hope You Suffer” by AFI plays over the sound system, and the stadium becomes UNGLUED from the gate, pouring out instant hate for the reigning champion. Theron Nikolas walks out to the stage with the Answers World Championship around his waist. He surveys the audience, smacking his gum, and confidently continues down the ramp after a brief moment of interaction with the crowd. )

Talib Bari: Darkane can put on the greatest performance of his career to date… I’m. TELLING. YOU… it won’t be enough fam! It just ain’t gonna be enough! God Emperor Theron may be the most failure-averse athlete I personally have ever seen! It’s like the man is allergic to losing in the big match, Stew!

Stew-O: Theron Nikolas enters Day 211 of, certainly an Answers World Championship reign for the books even if you don’t like the tactics or the measures he’s gone to. I spoke to Theron briefly earlier this week and his sentiment was that it’s “physically impossible” – in his words – for him to feel uncertain about tonight because he already has a victory over Darkane.

Flannery McCoy: Theron recognizes first hand that Darkane is human. He himself feels as though he is superhuman, that he can’t be bested; but this match is just as important for him as it is Darkane if you ask me! He may have Amber Keys lurking in the shadows, but he won’t have two Hall of Famers to bail him out this time, meaning if he truly is better than Darkane tonight is the night to prove it once and for all! No tricks, just in-ring prowess.

( Therons theme music dies down as he warms up in the corner. )

Stephie Love: Introducing first… the challenger; from New Orleans, Louisiana, weighing in at 234 POOOUNNNDS!!!!!! “THE GRAVE WORM” DAAAAAAAARRRRRRRKAAAAAAAAAAAAAANEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

( Darkane receives a thunderous ovation from the stadium full of fans. )

Stephie Love: His opponent… hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in at 220 POOOUUNNNDS… HE IS THE REIGNING!!!!!!!!! DEFENDING!!!!!! ANSWERS CHAMPION OF THE WOOOOOOOORLDDDDDDDDDDD!!!! “God Emperor” THEEEEERRROOOOOOOOONNN NNNNIIKKOOOOOOOLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!!

( Theron raises both fists to the audience before ripping the belt off of his waist and holding it up to the crowd. He continues to boast himself for a lengthy period of time, before the referee taps him on the shoulders and asks for him to hand him the belt. Theron plants a mighty big kiss to the face of the belt, and he passes it off to the official before warming up in his corner. The referee hands the title to a stagehand, and the stagehand brings it over to the time keeper. )

( The referee in the ring is instructing both Darkane and Theron about his terms and conditions for the match. They both agree for the sake of brushing him off in order to just get on with the match already, and the official calls for the bell. )

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stew-O: And so the rematch from October 20ths Tables Ladders and Chairs Answers World Title contest is underway, God Emperor vs The Grave Worm in front of the sold out crowd here in —

Talib Bari: THERON WITH A THUMB TO THE EYE!!! THERON CATCHES DARKANE RIGHT AS THEY CLOSE IN ON EACH OTHER WITH A THUMB STRAIGHT INTO THE EYE! SMART MAN!

Stew-O: Theron coming right out of the gate with that dirty trick! Darkane throws a couple of wild swings, but Theron evades them with ease before driving the blade of his shoulder into the midsection of Darkane to back him into the corner, and following up with stomps to the midsection and to the quads, cutting Darkane down at the corner! Theron blatantly ignoring the protests of the referee, as he fires away with closed fist punches in succession, just banging off of Darkane’s skull like a drum! Now the official physically becomes involved, pulling the champion away from his challenger in the corner!

Flannery McCoy: I like leniency in high profile matches like anybody else does, but the referee is doing the right thing by getting involved, especially after that incredibly lame cheap trick from Theron!

Talib Bari: THAT’S ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN-RING IQS IN THE BUSINESS, FLANNY! God Emperor Theron will not hesitate to take any opening that he can fan! The champion heads back over to Darkane who’s temporarily blinded in one eye and kneeling over at the corner, now Theron pulls him up by the head and straightens him to lean him back over the ring ropes, and CLOBBERS HIM WITH A KNIFE EDGE CHOP TO THE CHEST! Darkane staggers out of the ropes holding the solar plexus, and Theron turns around — HEY!!! WICKED SLAP TO THE FACE FROM DARKANE!!! GIVING THE CHAMP A BLOW FOR A BLOW! Theron swings wildly with an overhand haymaker, Darkane ducks that and they turn around back to each other before he takes Theron DOWN with a massive headbutt!

Stew-O: Theron hits the deck and recovers quickly before being sent back with a WICKED FOREARM TO THE FACE. Theron backs into the ropes and Darkane, still rubbing his right eye in pain, follows up – charging at the champion – LARIAT TO THE OUTSIDE! NOT SO FAST! Theron lifts the boot and kicks him directly in the shoulder! Theron attempts to maintain control of Darkane via a fist full of his locks, but DARKANE SCOOPS THERON UP AND DELIVERS A SIDEWALK SLAM BACKBREAKER OVER THE KNEE! DOESN’T DROP HIM YET, HE KEEPS HIM UP, PULLING HIM VERTICALLY BY THE NAPE OF HIS NECK,

Darkane: Eye for an eye you fucking bitch.

Stew-O: SAMOAN SPIKE DIRECTLY TO THE LEFT EYE!!! EYE FOR AN EYE INDEED!!! Theron tosses and turns on the mat, the ref’s checking on his well being, and Theron continues his groaning and gripeing while sitting on the floor… PENALTY KICK RIGHT ACROSS THE BACK OF THERON’S NECK!!! OOOOFFFFF YOU COULD *FEEL* THAT! Theron rolls out to the apron holding the nape of his neck, and it isn’t too long before Darkane walks over to continue the damage. From in the ring Darkane pulls Theron up before yanking his upper torso underneath the ropes and HAMMERING AWAY with ferocious punches primarily to the chest, the shoulders and the back of Theron’s head! Darkane runs the ropes now and BARRELS ACROSS THE RING FOR A RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT, CAUSING THERON’S NECK TO SNAP BACK AGAINST THE TOP ROPE, AND HE COLLAPSES DOWN TO THE APRON BEFORE HITTING THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!

Talib Bari: WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HIM? HE COULD HAVE JUST SNAPPED THE CHAMP’S NECK WITH THAT ONE!

Flannery McCoy: Theron quickly pulls himself up using the apron, and DARKANE CHARGES AT HIM AGAIN WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE! BOTH BOOTS SMACKING AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE AWC’S FACE, AND THERON GOES TUMBLING AND ROLLING RIGHT TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE RAMP! Theron was hit HARD with that low dropkick, and Darkane rolls under the ropes as Theron pulls himself up in a frenzy — JUST TO BE CLOBBERED AGAIN AND TAKEN BACK WITH WITH A CACTUS CLOTHESLINE! The fans in the front row are really like that display, Theron rolls around in anguish and Darkane is taking little time to relish it all… he pulls Theron up from the floor by his head, all while the official urges Darkane to take this bout back inside the ring…. BUT DARKANE HAS OTHER PLANS! HE’S GOT A HOLD OF THERON BY HIS HEAD STILL, AND RUNS OVER TO THE STEEL STEPS TO SMASH HIS HEAD AS HARD AS HE CAN INTO THE STEEL STAIRS!

Talib Bari: NO! THERON STOPS THE COLLISION AT THE LAST SECOND WITH HIS HANDS! AND HITS A MULE KICK TO THE LEFT QUADRICEP! Darkane backs away a bit rattled by that one, and he rushes back at Theron… but THERON DIPS DOWN AND CATCHES HIM BY THE LEFT QUAD AGAIN, AND DELIVERS A DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP, RIGHT ON THE RINGSIDE FLOOR! POTENTIALLY TENDON TEARING OFFENSE FROM THE CHAMP, AND THE CORRECT OFFENSE FOR DESPERATE SITUATIONS LIKE THIS!

Stew-O: Unquestionably Bari, Theron needed to stop the offense before Darkane got on a roll, and he did just that! Theron takes a second to loosen his neck up while the official is in the middle of a count. Theron slides back into the ring, glances back at Darkane for a second who’s on all fours at ringside, and he slides back out…. Theron takes Darkane near the barricade, and NAILS A SNAP SUPLEX INTO THE BARRICADE, WITH HIS LEGS TAKING THE BRUNT OF THE COLLISION!!! Darkane just rolling across the floor now favoring his left knee and quad area, and you’ve got to wonder guys if this is strategy on the part of Theron, to take out the lower extremities of an opponent who relies on a stable lower body for executing ‘Devil May Cry’ or ‘Six Feet Under’.

Talib Bari: It is absolutely strategy Stew! There is zero doubt in my mind about that! Theron is a truly a thinking man’s champion, a chess player of sorts, and Theron delivering stomps to any part of the body he can find while Darkane is on the floor! The official is demanding that Theron brings this bout back into the ring, all while Theron is locking both wrists of Darkane and DRIVING BOOTS REPEATEDLY INTO HIS FACE! A vicious, venom-filled onslaught by the champion to batter Darkane. God Emperor Theron scoops Darkane up from the floor and hoists his body up in both of his arms… before DRIVING DARKANE SPINE FIRST INTO THE LED RINGPOST! He rests Darkane on the apron now, before running over to the steel steps and climbing up to the apron himself… waiting for Darkane to recover… “The Grave Worm” pulling himself up using the ring ropes to the best of his abilities… and THE God Emperor COMES CHARGING ACROSS THE APRON, AND DELIVERS A SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX RIGHT ONTO THE BARRICADE!!!!

( The referee’s count is at five, and Darkane drops to the ringside floor while Theron steps into the ring between the ropes to gloat in front of the fans. )

Flannery McCoy: GOSH DARKANE JUST LANDED SO HARD ON THE BARRICADE, WELL KNOWN FOR BEING THE MOST PUNISHING PART OF THE RING TO LAND ON! Theron turns his attention back to his opponent, not willing to let this thing end by countout which almost surprises me considering the kind of human being Theron is. Darkane is at ringside staggering, limping, and Theron follows him up by hooking him from behind with a STRAIGHT JACKET GERMAN SUPLEX!!!! NO DARKANE WITH THE COUNTER!!! DARKANE OVERPOWERS THERON AND SENDS HIM CRACKING HIS HEAD AGAINST THE LED RINGPOST RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM!!!! OUCH!!! DARKANE PICKS UP WHERE THAT LEFT OFF, HE REPEATEDLY IMPALES THERON’S HEAD INTO THE LED BOARDS, CAUSING THE RINGPOST ITSELF TO RATTLE, WHILE THE FANS THEMSELVES RECOIL HERE AT RINGSIDE OVER THE BRUTALITY! Darkane takes Theron over right at ringside, and SENDS THE CHAMPION CRASHING OVER THE KOREAN ANNOUNCE DESK WITH A T-BONE SUPLEX!!!!!!!

Stew-O: THERON LOOKS LIKE HE WAS JUST HIT WITH A SEMI BUS, BUT DARKANE HIMSELF IS ON THE FLOOR AGAIN FAVORING THE KNEE, HE COULD VERY WELL BE DEALING WITH A SERIOUS INJURY! Darkane is going to have to play through pain now more than ever, he has an opportunity to reassume his place in the driver’s seat, but he needs to be able to keep a run going or else it’ll be a matter of time before that man, the Answers World Champion, picks back up where the brutality left off! Theron rolls off of the Korean Announce Table and is on his feet, leaning over it… Darkane rises up from the floor and tosses Theron back into the ring before re-entering himself. SUPERKICK!!!!!! SUPERKICK BY THERON!!!!!!! DARKANE DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY, DISCUS FOREARM COUNTER BY DARKANE! THAT STUNS HIM, DARKANE RUNS THE ROPES, YAKUZA KICK!!!!!!! LOUD SHOT!!! TURNING THE CHAMPION INSIDE OUT! HE FAVORS THE KNEE AGAIN, KNOWING JUST WHAT THAT TOOK TO DELIVER THAT ONE! THERON SCRAMBLES TO THE CORNER WITH, AS YOU CAN SEE, A BUSTED LIP COURTESY OF THE YAKUZA KICK…. AND DARKANE FLATTENS HIM AT THE CORNER WITH A STINGER SPLASH!!!! NOBODY HOME, THERON SLIDES BETWEEN THE LEGS AND COUNTERS WITH A ROLL UP PIN!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Flannery McCoy: FEET PROPPED UP ON THE ROPES FROM THERON!!!

Stew-O: DARKANE MANEUVERS OUT OF IT…. AND TRANSITIONS INTO A CRIPPLER CROSSFACE!!!! THERON’S EYES BUGGED WIDE OPEN IN SHOCK, HE DIDN’T EXPECT THAT OUT OF DARKANE, I DON’T EVEN THINK WE’VE SEEN DARKANE APPLY A CRIPPLER CROSSFACE LIKE THAT EVER! THERON DESPERATELY DRAGGING HIMSELF AND THE BODY WEIGHT OF HIS OPPONENT AS CLOSELY TO THE ROPES AS POSSIBLE! DARKANE REARING BACK EVEN MORE! THAT’S JUST NOT GOING TO WORK FOR THERON YOU GUYS, HE’S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO WILL HIMSELF TO THE ROPES BEFORE HE REACHES HIS BREAKING POINT, HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE!

Talib Bari: YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT STEW, AND THE God Emperor SEEMS TO BE PICKIN’ UP WHAT YOU’RE PUTTIN’ DOWN, BECAUSE NOW HE’S ATTEMPTING TO GARNER SOME LEVERAGE AND HE’S ALREADY MANAGED TO REACH ONE KNEE! NOW…. OH BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT! THERON SMASHING ANY BLOWS HE CAN INTO THE KNEES! HE’S THROWING HAMMERFISTS INTO THE LOWER BODY, PARTICULARLY THE QUADRICEPS, WHICH IS ENOUGH TO CAUSE DARKANE TO RELENT! Theron took the quickest route to escape that he could find, which came in the already weakened and potentially injured left knee of The Grave Worm. Theron pulls himself up using the ring ropes — BUT DARKANE FOLLOWS HIM UP WITH A BACK SUPLEX LIFT NECKBREAKER SLAM!!!! OH MAN HE NAILED THAT ONE! THERON ROLLS AWAY HOLDING THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AND NECK WHICH HAVE RECEIVED A LOT OF PUNISHMENT TONIGHT, AND DARKANE CRAWLS OVER TO HIM FOR THE LATERAL PRESS! HOOK OF THE LEG!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Flannery McCoy: KICK OUT AT TWO! Darkane scowling at his opponent, and slaps his hands onto the mat before jumping back up to his feet! You can feel the intensity right now! Darkane drags Theron up from the floor and sends him into the corner! DEVIL!!!!!!!!!! MAY!!!!!!!!!!! CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPEAR DIRECTLY INTO THE SPINE OF THE WORLD CHAMPION!!!!!!

Stew-O: THERON USES THE ROPES FOR ASSISTANCE TO SPRING OVER DARKANE! STRAIGHT JACKET HOLD FROM BEHIND BY THERON! HE PULLS DARKANE OUT OF THE CORNER, TOUCH OF HEROINE!!!!!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: RAINMAKER LARIAT CONNE– NO!!! DARKANE CUTS HIM OFF WITH A DISCUS LARIAT! KICK TO THE MIDSECTION! ENTER THE GRAVE!!!!!!! EVENFLOW DDT FROM DARKANE CONNECTS, PLANTING THERON RIGHT ON HIS HEAD, AND ROLLS HIM OVER FOR ANOTHER COVER!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Talib Bari: KICK OUT AGAIN BY THE God Emperor! AND THE instinct OF OUR EVER-RESOURCEFUL SOVEREIGN RULER KICKS IN EVEN IN TIMES OF DESPAIR, AS KING THERON ROLLS UNDERNEATH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING! This gives Theron just enough of the separation he needs in order to escape the wrath of a Darkane who, for all intents and purposes, came here to play tonight in Seoul!

Stew-O: He came to play Talib, but Darkane does not look like he’s playing any games! Darkane exits the ring from the opposite side and is watching like a hunter/predator as Theron painstakingly wills himself back up to a vertical base, right here at ringside! AND DARKANE COMES CHARGING OVER AT RINGSIDE ,BUILDING MORE AND MORE MOMENTUM, AND BULLDOZES THROUGH THERON NIKOLAS LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN WITH A RUNNING LARIAT!!! BUT THERON COUNTERS WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE LEFT QUADRICEPS!!!! DARKANE GOES FLIPPING FORWARD AND LANDS ON THE FLOOR, SHOUTING AND CURSING IN PAIN! THAT WAS A HECK OF A COUNTER FROM THE WORLD CHAMPION! DARKANE RUSHES UP TO HIS FEET, HOBBLING ON ONE LEG — WHAM!!!!!!!! BICYCLE KNEE TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD, KNOCKING DARKANE OVER THE BARRICADE AND INTO THE AUDIENCE!!!! RIDICULOUS, RIDICULOUS SHOT!!!

( Theron Nikolas limps to the apron and rolls inside, laying on his back and looking up at the lights for a breather. Replays show Theron’s counter attack to the injured left quad, and a slow motion replay of the bicycle knee cracking against Darkane’s head. )

Ref: ONE! TWO!

Flannery McCoy: The official has his count started back up, and this appears to be bad news for the challenger! He’s being willed on by the fans at ringside, but he’s most certainly dazed especially by that gruesome bicycle knee! Theron is wisely taking the time to recover and get some wind back in his sails. Recovering well enough for Darkane, bad lower extremities and all, and managing to get himself back into the ring is going to be HIS uphill battle to fight.

Ref: THREE! FOUR!

( Darkane is on all fours, being willed on by fans at ringside, and is breathing heavily unable to get back up as easily as he’d like to. )

Ref: FIVE! SIX!

( Darkane leans himself over the barricade, while Theron watches with bated breath from in the ring. )

Ref: SEVEN! EIGHT!

( Darkane drags himself over the barricade and drops to his feet. He then rushes across ringside and slides into the ring. )

Stew-O: It looks like the Answers World Champion isn’t out of the woods yet! Darkane still has some fight left in him, and he’s ready to keep this thing goi– SUPERKICK!!!!! THERON CAUGHT HIM WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK!!!! DARKANE ON SPAGHETTI LEGS! THERON POUNCES RIGHT ON HIM!!! DOUBLE KNEE LUNGBLOWER!!!!! DARKANE DROPS DOWN TO ALL FOURS! THE CHAMP ISN’T FINISHED! HE SPINNERS DOWN THE BACK OF DARKANE…WHAT’S HE DOING..

Talib Bari: THE God Emperor SHOWING HIS AWESOME MIGHT, POWERING, POWEEERRRING HIS OPPONENT UP FROM THE FLOOR!!!! AND SENDS HIM RIGHT DOWN ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A WICKED POWERBOMB!!! HOLDS IN THE PIN!!!!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Stew-O: DARKANE KICKS OUT!!! THERON TRANSITIONS BEAUTIFULLY, ROLLING HIM BACK AND APPLYING A STANDING KNEE LIFT ON THE INJURED LEFT KNEE!!!

Talib Bari: THE THINKING MAN’S CHAMPION DOES IT AGAIN! I SAID IT ALREADY AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN! THERE MAY NOT BE A HIGHER IN RING IQ IN THE SPORT OF WRESTLING THAN THE God Emperor, AND HE’S SHOWING YOU EXACTLY WHY! THERON HAS PICKED APART AT THAT LEFT LEG, DECIMATING IT FROM THE QUAD TO THE KNEE AREA! DARKANE IS AT HIS WITS END! HE’S HOLDING HIS OWN HEAD IN FRUSTRATION AND NO DOUBT SEARING PAIN! THEY’RE DEAD CENTER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, THERE’S NO ROPES EVEN IN REASONABLE DISTANCE FROM THE TWO OF EM! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

Flannery McCoy: DARKANE LOOKING UP AT THE PAIN FOR PRIDE SIGN HANGING IN THE RAFTERS, AND IT’S TIME FOR HIM TO MAKE A JUDGMENT CALL! DARKANE IS RISKING SERIOUS INJURY IN ANY OF THE LITANY OF LIGAMENTS DOWN THERE IN THAT ACL AND MCL AREA!

Stew-O: THAT’S NOT A CONCERN FOR DARKANE, HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT HIS OWN BODY, HE ONLY CARES ABOUT GETTING UP AND GETTING BACK IN THE FIGHT, AND HE’S DRAGGING HIMSELF WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS………. THERON SITS DOWN ON THAT SUBMISSION NOW TURNING IT INTO A BOSTON CRAB! BUT DARKANE IS STILL PUSHING HIMSELF FORWARD! THIS ENTIRE CAPACITY AUDIENCE HERE IN SEOUL ARE RALLYING FOR DARKANE, PUSHING HIM FORWARD, LENDING HIM THEIR ENERGY, AND DARKANE IS PUTTING IT ALL TO USE HERE AT GATEWAY TO GLORY!!!

Talib Bari: THERON CHANGES GEARS, AND APPLIES A RARE STF!!! AGAIN, BRILLIANT! HE’S CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE ROUTE DARKANE WAS TRYING TO TAKE, AND IS NOW FORCING DARKANE TO PULL THE ENTIRE BODY WEIGHT OF HIS OWN SELF AND HIS OPPONENT, ALL WHILE MAINTAINING TORQUE ON THE LEFT KNEE!!!

Stew-O: DARKANE CLUBBING BACK ELBOWS! I UNDERSTAND THE LOGIC BEHIND THE STF BARI, BUT IT GAVE DARKANE ENOUGH PROXIMITY TO FIRE OFF SOME SHOTS DIRECTLY TO THE FACE! AND UNFORTUNATELY FOR THERON, HE CAN ONLY TAKE SO MANY HITS BEFORE LETTING GO OF THE HOLD! DARKANE IS FREE’D UP NOW!

( Darkane rolls to the apron, holding his left knee in a world of pain. )

Flannery McCoy: It was enough of a counter to help Darkane escape, but this match is still far from finished! Theron Nikolas is far from defeated, as a matter of fact LOOK WHERE HE’S GOING! THERON IS PERCHED UP AT THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, DARKANE HAS NO IDEA WHERE HE IS! THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE IS TRYING TO WARN DARKANE, WHO’S STANDING UP ON THE APRON NOW……….. MISSILE DROPKICK!!!!!!!! MISSILE DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF DARKANE’S HEAD!!!!!!

Stew-O: MISSED THE MARK!!! DARKANE DUCKS UNDERNEATH, AND THERON HITS THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!! JESUS HE LANDS ON THE FLOOR CHEST FIRST, AND BOUNCES OFF THE RINGSIDE MAT AFTER A HEART-STOPPING, CAR CRASH STYLE LANDING!!!

( Darkane lays down on the apron, trying to stretch his left leg and bring some feeling back into it. Theron is clutching his chest and wheezing in pain, appearing to have the wind knocked out of him. The referee starts back up his count. )

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

( Darkane rolls into the ring to break the official’s count, and he rolls back out as Theron leans against the barricade. )

Talib Bari: THIS SICK BASTARD DARKANE LIGHTING UP THERON’S CHEST AT RINGSIDE WITH SOME KNIFE EDGE CHOPS! HOW SICK CAN YOU BE? Darkane sends Theron back into the ring, but leaves his head and neck leaning out on the apron, before SMASHING AN ELBOW DOWN INTO THE ADAM’S APPLE OF THE CHAMPION! UGH!

Stew-O: Darkane rolls back into the ring himself now, and Theron is on all fours, with Darkane limping over to him and delivering a forearm shot to the side of the AWC’s head as he’s up to one knee! Theron replies with a blow to the ribs of his own! He gets up to both feet, swings again, Darkane ducks that and SNAPS HIS JAW WITH A VICIOUS UPPERCUT! Darkane sends Theron into the ropes, Theron comes running back, and DARKANE NAILS HIM WITH A FLAPJACK SENDING THERON LANDING THROAT FIRST INTO THE RING ROPES!!! DARKANE WRENCHES THE ARM, LOOKING FOR THE STROKE!!! “CALLING IN THE CORNER” CONNECTS!!!

Flannery McCoy: NOT SO FAST! THERON ESCAPES BEHIND HIM, AND SHOVES DARKANE WITH ALL OF HIS MIGHT STRAIGHT INTO THE REFEREE! DARKANE COLLIDES SKULLS WITH THE OFFICIAL! THE REF IS DOWN! DARKANE IS DOWN! THERON COLLAPSES TO HIS KNEES AS WELL, JUST TOTALLY SPENT BY THIS MATCH! WHAT HAPPENS NOW???

Stew-O: Terribly timed placement by the official who was just simply in the wrong place at the wrong time! But this benefits the champion, even if only for the moment. It’s taking everything for Darkane to move let alone return to a vertical base right now, it is exerting every bit of energy that he has inside of his body! But he is BACK UP-

Talib Bari: God Emperor THERON HOISTS HIM FROM BEHIND!!!!! TOUCH!!!!!!!!!! OF!!!!!!!! HEROINE!!!!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: DARKANE SENDING BACK ELBOWS! DARKANE NOT LETTING THIS BE THE END OF IT! THERON IS DESPERATELY STRUGGLING TO KEEP A FIRM HOLD OF HIS CHALLENGER, BUT DARKANE REFUSES TO BE PUT AWAY!

Stew-O: WAIT A MINUTE!!!

( The entire stadium comes unglued as Theron Nikolas turns around to see who’s standing at the corner. )

Stew-O: IT’S DEDEDE!!!!!!!!! DEDEDE IS IN THE RING!!!!!! THERON TURNS AROUND UTTERLY UNAWARE, AND HE’S GOING TO REGRET THAT!! SPEEEEEEEEEEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

….

Talib Bari: SPEAR TO DARKANE????????????????

Flannery McCoy: WHAT?!?!

( DDD points down to Darkane’s body, while Theron is leaned up against the ropes in bewilderment. DEDEDE orders Theron to “pin the motherfucker”, while the referee is coming back to his good senses. )

Stew-O: W-we haven’t seen DDD since he was betrayed BY Theron Nikolas at the Ides of March supershow two months ago! And now he’s here HELPING Theron???? I don’t understand this at all! But Theron follows suit, climbing over the fallen Darkane and hooking both legs as tightly as he can!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! ………. TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! …… THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( “I Hope You Suffer” hits the sound system, and the incensed audience boos the hell out of what just transpired as the hurt official rolls out of the ring. Theron Nikolas holds up both fists while still on the floor in victory, before quickly bailing out of the ring himself. All the while, Mr. DEDEDE stands there surveying the scene with a warm smile. )

Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND STILL ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… THERON NIKOLAS!!!!

Flannery McCoy: I don’t understand this at all.

Talib Bari: TUFF SCENE FOR THE HATERS, BUT EVEN MR. DEDEDE HIMSELF CANNOT DENY THE AWESOME INFLUENCE OF THE God Emperor! ANOTHER MARQUEE EVENT, ANOTHER MARQUEE VICTORY FOR THE GREATEST ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION IN EAW HISTORY! THAT’S RIGHT! I SAID IT! THERE HAS NEVER BEEN AN AWC AS DOMINANT, AS INFLUENTIAL, AS CONSISTENTLY A WINNER AS THE God Emperor! HE HAS HELD COMPLETE CONTROL OF FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO NOW!

Stew-O: I’m with you Flannery, a lot of the fans are with you as well. I don’t understand what I just saw, it goes against everything I would have expected from this man, and normally with DDD you want to expect the unexpected. But thanks to the help of Mr. DEDEDE, again, Theron Nikolas has defeated Darkane, again, and he will be entering Pain for Pride the Answers World Champion.

( Theron Nikolas backs up on the ramp holding up his AWC proudly with a giant grin on his face. DDD is in the ring smiling back at Theron, giving him a big thumbs up and nodding and smiling. )

( The crowd is going crazy. )

Talib Bari: HOLD UP!!! HOLD UP!!!!!!! CHAMP LOOK OUT!!!!!!!

Stew-O: LOW BLOW!!!!! LOW BLOW FROM BEHIND!!!!!! THERON GOES DOWN!!!!

( Theron Nikolas’ music and lights go out, and he drops to the floor holding his unmentionables. Standing over him is none other than… Amber Keys. )

Flannery McCoy: AMBER KEYS GRABS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FROM THE FLOOR, AND STARTS WHIPPING THERON OVER AND OVER AGAIN WITH THE TITLE BELT! AMBER KEYS IS UNLOADING! THERON TRYING HIS BEST TO RETREAT, BUT AMBER POUNCES RIGHT ON HIM AND CLOBBERS HIM WITH SHOTS OVER THE HEAD COURTESY OF THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BELT!!!!

Stew-O: DDD’S EYES LIGHT UP WITH JOY IN THE RING! HE IS GETTING QUITE A KICK OUT OF THIS! AMBER KEYS SENDS THERON BACK INTO THE RING, AND TOSSES THE AWC IN AS WELL!

Flannery McCoy: THERON HAS NO IDEA WHAT WAS WAITING FOR HIM, BUT HE’S ABOUT TO GET A RUDE AWAKENING VERY, VERY SOON!

Talib Bari: STOP THIS!

Stew-O: DDD RUNS THE ROPES BEHIND THERON, GETS MORE MOMENTUM TO RICOCHET OFF THE ROPES IN FRONT OF THERON, SPEEEEEEEAR!!!!!!! RIPPING THROUGH THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!!! THERON HAS JUST BEEN COMPLETELY BROKEN IN HALF!

( “Talk Up” by Drake ft. Jay-Z hits, and DDD and Amber raise each others hands to show solidarity. Amber exits the ring, and DDD picks up the Answers World Championship from the floor to carry it over his own shoulder and show off for the cameras. Darkane is at ringside still in a lot of pain, and is looking up at what he’s seeing in the ring with disgust. DDD drops the title over Theron and throws up the cornas to the audience. )

Stew-O: Theron may have survived, but The Gawd is making it perfectly clear that his days – as Answers World Champion and perhaps in general – are numbered! Goodnight, from Seoul!

( The last scene shown is DDD walking up the ramp while dusting his hands off, while Darkane and Theron are both recovering at ringside. Closed captioning appears on the bottom of the screen, and the feed eventually fades to black. )

( EAW logo buzzes )

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