(EAW intro plays.)
[ SCREEN BAR – EARLIER TODAY ]
( The parking lot of World 1 Theatre seems to be buzzing with activity. Elitists are arriving for the first Showdown of the new year, and with a new year comes new opportunity. Right now, the focus is on the highly anticipated King of Elite tournament, and last night on Dynasty, despite a movement being started to boycott the tournament, four men advanced to the quarterfinal round. Xander Payne, Jake Smith, MITSUBACHI, and Donovan Duke all got themselves big wins on the red brand, and tonight Showdown will put two Elitists into the next round. One of those Elitists is the former Interwire Champion, Consuela Rose Ava, and the cameras catch her as she exits her rental car. Consuela is chatting on the phone with someone as she walks to the trunk of the car to retrieve her stuff. As she is sitting her rolling bag on the ground, a shadow is seen approaching her from behind. Consuela doesn’t notice at first but soon this figure appears in the view of the camera. )
( It’s a nun. )
Nun: Excuse me, m’am?
( Consuela appears to be a bit startled at the appearance of a nun, and she tells whomever she is speaking too to hold on just a moment. Consuela pulls her pink mask up on her face and takes a step back, not wanting to be close to a person she doesn’t know. Afterall, COVID-19 cases are rising around the world and if there is one thing the sensible Ava sister does not want to contract, it’s the potentially deadly virus. )
Consuela Rose Ava: May I help you?
( The nun lowers her head, and smiles politely, reaching up into the left sleeve of her habit. )
Consuela Rose Ava: :whoa: I don’t want any trouble…
( The nun looks a little shocked over Consuela’s reaction to the fact she pulled out what appears to be a flier, and Consuela is seen heaving a sigh of relief. A wry smile crosses her face and she nods at the flier. )
Consuela Rose Ava: I apologize for my reaction to that. You never know around here, to be fair.
Nun: I am not sure what that means, miss, but please do take this. I understand that you are in the King of Elite tournament that begins tonight, and I must warn you.
Consuela Rosa Ava: :comeagain: Warn me?
Nun: The tournament is a disgrace, and your presence in it is one of the many reasons why it is so flawed. There is but one true King and that King is most certainly not a woman.
( Consuela blinks, almost as if she heard the nun incorrectly. )
Consuela Rose Ava: :skip: Excuse me?
( However, the nun had hurried off. Consuela frowns and looks down at the flier in her hands. )
( #BoycottKOE )
( Consuela rolls her eyes and balls the flier up in her fist. She isn’t about to litter so after gathering the rest of her things, she begins to make her way towards the back entrance, tossing the offending flier into a green recycling bin. )
(The scene fades to black, before opening back up to a recap video.)
(RECAP OF ROAD TO REDEMPTION: The recap opens with the triple threat for the Interwire Championship between Consuela Rose Ava, James Ranger, and Justin WIndgate. It was a competitive match with all three, but it shows Justin Windgate making James Ranger submit as Consuela watches her historic reign as she was a half second away from breaking up the submission, and Justin Windgate celebrates being the first person to cash in a contract weeks in advance and win. Next, it transitions to the Tag Title match between the Realm and Chained Fury. Ronan and Ryan put up an amazing effort, but fell just short of capturing the title as the Realm successfully defended their titles. Next it transitions to the Extreme Enigma battle royal. The final two would be Showdown representatives, and Maxwell came out with the win. Maxwell would then betray Showdown at the Christmas show siding with Jake Smith, Limmy, and Dynasty. Next, we see the Unsanctioned Match between Kassidy Heart and Dr. Bethany Blue which turned personal the past several weeks going into the event. Both of them beat the living hell out of each other throughout the Superdome, and it was Kassidy who prevailed in the end, most likely finally putting Bethany in her rear view mirror. And finally, we see the Showdown Extreme Elimination Chambers match for the Answers World Championship. All six competitors tore each other apart, and we got an amazing performance from Bronson Daniels. It came down to Jamie O’Hara and Jack Ripley. A mini rematch from Midsummer Massacre, and this time it was Jack who prevailed, and pinned Jamie to capture his first World Championship in this company. The last shot is of Jack holding the championship high, beaten and emotional.)
(‘Uncontainable’ by Set It Off plays up to cheers from the crowd as blue and white pyro bursts out from the stage as the crowd begins to cheer in anticipation as the camera pans over to the virtual setting around the World 1 Theatre. Before long the camera pans over to the broadcasting team consisting of the usual Deadprez, Eve, and Gavin Kirkland as they begin to speak to the camera.)
Eve: Good evening everybody and happy 2021! 2020 is finally over, and now it’s time to push forward with another year of exciting action and twists and turns.
Deadprez: What a night Road to Redemption was, we crowned two new champions here on the blue brand. We crowned a new Interwire Champion in Justin Windgate, and a new Answers World Champion in Jack Ripley! Both of them will team up later tonight in tag team action.
Gavin Kirkland: I blame Jack for the reason Jamie left to be a dad. :mjcry:
Eve: Get over it. But anyways, the King Of Elite tournament kicks off tonight also. We have two first round matches for tonight! Who will represent Showdown this year?
(The camera switches to Gina Romano smiling from ear to ear inside the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the NEW Answers World Champion!…..JJAACCCCK RRRIIPPPLLLEEEEYYYY!!!!!
(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL hits as Jack Ripley walks out from behind the curtain in his wrestling attire, with a t-shirt thrown on over him. He holds the Answers World Championship,on his shoulder. He looks back at the championship every couple seconds, and takes a deep breath as he makes his way to the ring.)
(Jack then while in the ring holds the championship high with his right hand, before placing it back on his shoulder as his theme fades down.Jack Ripley is surrounded by the virtual fans then chanting “YOU DESERVE IT!”)
Virtual Fans: YOU DESERVE IT! YOU DESERVE IT!
Jack Ripley: Thank you.
(Jack once again takes a glance at the title on his shoulder.)
Jack Ripley: It’s been a long and very grueling road to stand right here and have this moment. I started my career as a tag team wrestler, and I was told that was my ceiling in this company, a glorified tag team wrestler. Then I went solo, and went onto capture the Hardcore-turned-PURE Championship along with the National Elite Championship. I still had doubters who said that a lengthy National Elite Championship was my ceiling and I was destined for nothing more. I was told by several people I wasn’t World Championship material despite the classics I was putting on night in and night out, and me coming within inches of capturing the big one on a few different occasions in my career. I knew I was walking into that chamber match with not a single person believing in me as I already have lost to Jamie once this season, but I knew I had what it took. I knew I was World Championship material. I wanted to compete at Reasonable Doubt and go on to become Interwire Champion, but fate had other plans. It was another obstacle placed in my path, and fate was awaiting how I would respond to more adversity being thrown in my face. I wasn’t going to let a minor ankle injury that kept me out of Reasonable Doubt hold me back, and I made the most of the opportunity that was presented to me inside the Extreme Elimination Chamber. So, everybody who ever once told me I couldn’t do it, or played a part in said I wasn’t World Championship material….THIS is for you.
(Jack holds the Answers World Championship in the front of the camera.)
Jack Ripley: But you’re sadly mistaken if you think that the job is done. Winning this championship is only the beginning. Everybody knows it’s hard to get to the top, but it’s even harder keeping your spot on the top. I worked my ass off to get to this point, and I’m not going to give it up so easily. I will do everything in my power to ensure me winning this championship was no fluke. I promise to be a fighting Answers World Champion, and a champion everybody can be proud of. Jamie did an amazing job as champion, and some would say I have quite the shoes to fill, but everybody knows that I’m up for any challenge put in front of me.
Jack Ripley: It’s fitting we’re entering a new year, because now here on Showdown, we’ve entered the Jack Ripley era. I’m not an easy person to take down, and now that I hold this Answers World Championship, you all better bring more than your best when you step inside the ring with me. I VOW to be a fighting champion and that’s exactly what I will be and I will take on all comers who want a shot. That goes for everybody inside that Showdown locker room–
(“Runnin” by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin hits as Bronson Daniels walks out also in his ring gear. He has a microphone in his hand as he walks down and rolls into the ring.)
Bronson Daniels: Congratulations Jack, truly happy for you and what a moment it was. But answer me one thing, how come you won one of the richest prizes in the business completing a years lost quest, and all people could talk about after that match was over was the amazing performance Bronson Daniels put on? :mjpls:
(Jack scratches his head with his index finger.)
Jack Ripley: I don’t know, maybe because you were a comedic attention seeking act who somehow pushed luck too far and finished way higher than he should have?
Bronson Daniels: Nah nah nah, I had you and Jamie shook. I damn near shocked the world starting the match off with Jamie, and then winning the whole thing. There’s a reason I was the center of attention the week leading up to the chamber, and a reason I was the center of attention taking most of your spotlight.
Jack Ripley: Bronson..Bronson…Bronson. I’ve heard this quite a few times in my career, so I’m gonna throw it at you, which is…”Close doesn’t count.” You STILL lost. You STILL didn’t get the job done. And you STILL don’t stand here holding what I am, the winner of that match, the Answers World Title. Get over yourself Bronson, close doesn’t count, and that match doesn’t change anything. You’re talented but you’re still nowhere near ready to hang with me inside the ring.
Bronson Daniels: Funny, the last time we went one on one, didn’t I beat you?
(Jack Ripley shakes his head knowing it was only by countout. Bronson then steps in the face of Jack.)
Bronson Daniels: And I can do it again, except this time, for that Answers World Title. Everybody thinks it was just a fluke run and match I was on, well, put that title on the line against me and let’s find out.
(“Red Eye” by NBA Youngboy hits as Jon Kelton walks out dressed in ring gear with a shirt thrown on over it. He shakes his head on the way down. Before stepping inside the ring.)
Jon Kelton: Bronson, you may be overstepping yourself here and biting off more than you can chew. I mean come on, with all due respect, who could see someone like you becoming World Champion? You spent the entire week leading up to Road to Redemption toying with what weapon you wanted to use, and none of them made any sense at all.
Bronson Daniels: Still finished higher than you didn’t I?
Jon Kelton: Look, with Jamie gone for the foreseeable future, Jack needs someone on this brand that can step up and give him a challenge. There’s nobody more tough than I am and grittier than I am inside the squared circle. I may have lost the 24/7 contract last season, but it only as made me and my mindset stronger coming into this new year. And stepping up as Jack’s first challenger in a one on one shot is exactly what I need in order to prove how legit I really am and that I do belong in the top tier of this brand.
Bronson Daniels: Bruh, only Lucas finished worse than you. You ain’t gon do shit.
Jon Kelton: I’m done thinking about the chamber match. It’s in the past. The only thing I am looking forward to now is the future, and I want the first shot at the Answers World Championship. I want to prove I belong here and show losing the contract was only a minor setback in my journey since returning to this company. Talk shit all you want to me about how you finished better Bronson, but you’re still in the same boat as me, which is you LOST! I’m not standing as Answers World Champion, and neither are you. And I want and need that first crack at Jack more than you do, dopey.
(Kelton and Bronson come face to face as Jack sidesteps into the frame.)
Jack Ripley: I said I was a fighting champion, and I have no problem fighting you both–
???: NO! NO! NO!
(Showdown consultant Alissa Brady walks out.)
Alissa Brady: That’s not how we’re going to do things. We are not just going to gift title shots out like it’s candy on Halloween. Everybody has to earn their shot.
(Bronson and Kelton both glare at one another before turning their attention back to the stage.)
Alissa Brady: You guys are both in tag team action later tonight against the man standing behind you, the new champ, Jack, and his tag team partner, the NEW Interwire Champion, Justin Windgate. So doing anything tonight is out of the question, but NEXT WEEK!
Alissa Brady: Next week on Showdown, we are going to have a match between Jon Kelton and Bronson Daniels…and the winner goes on to face Jack Ripley for the Answers World Championship at King Of Elite!
(Both Jon and Bronson nod in approval, as does Jack behind them holding the title.)
Alissa Brady: But you guys have a match to worry about later tonight. So if I were you, I would go and get warmed up, all three of you.
(Jack walks by both of them.)
Jack Ripley: Good luck, and see you both later tonight.
(Jack backs out of the ring as his theme picks up as he raises the title high before it switches back to Jon and Bronson in the ring giving each other a glare.)
Eve: Both of them are fighting for an opportunity of a lifetime next week, but tonight they gotta co-exist as partners. Will they be able to do it and focus on the tag match?
(A commercial for 2020 starring Ronan Malosi, sometimes we have to leave certain things behind, wonder if he’ll get the clue.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for One Fall!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
( ‘Judas’ by Fozzy plays over the World 1 Theatre’s sound system as Mister D*ckhead is making his way to the ring. )
Gina Romano: Making his way to the ring at this time, from Manchester, England! Weighing in at 230 pounds! Mike… SHOOOOOOOOOOOT!!
Gavin Kirkland: This is the first match of Showdown’s latest signing from General Manager Ryan Wilson! We don’t know much about the guy since he well… Didn’t talk since he was signed!
Deadprez: The man is a complete mystery which will cause trouble for his opponent who is about to make his way through the curtain!
( ‘All I Know’ by Da Real Gee Money plays over the sound system as The Thug makes his way to the ring looking motivated! )
Gina Romano: ANNNNND His Opponent! From Brooklyn, New York! Weighing in at 215 pounds! BASH-AAAAAAR JAAAAACK-SOOOOOOOON!!
Gavin Kirkland: He too was silent this week.
Deadprez: I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt, if they beat the heck out of each other in the ring then I’m good with them not talking.
(Ding Ding Ding!)
Eve: And here we-
Off-Voice: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN MY NAME IS ALBERT HITCHMAN!
Gavin Kirkland: What the fuck?
(We suddenly see the genius make his way towards the ring with a mic under his lips.)
Deadprez: What is he doing here?
Albert Hitchman: And as you well know by now, I represent the interest of Lucas Johnson!
Eve: LOOK OUT!!
(Out of nowhere Lucas Johnson is rushing into the ring carrying a steel chair with him. He sneaks behind Mike Shot who was focused on the talking agent before he gets whacked hard and stiff on the back with the chair! He throws a few more while Hitchman is talking, meanwhile, Bashar looks stunned.)
Albert Hitchman: And I am here to deliver a verbal message on behalf of my client to the former Interwire Champion miss Consuela Rose Ava!
(Johnson turns his gaze towards Bashar who looks ready to defend himself! Jackson actually charges first but Johnson ducks and throws some steel against the skull of the Brooklyn native who ends up to his knee!)
Albert Hitchman: What happened at Road to Redemption, the Elimination inside the Chamber was but a minor setback!
(The camera is focused on Hitchman while we can hear the chair shots laid on by Lucas Johnson clearly he is letting out some steam on Shot and Jackson they who had nothing to do with what happened in Louisiana.)
Albert Hitchman: Members of the roster and fans from all over have been laughing at my client, making fun of him, joking at his expense well here tonight I am here to say that the Jokes Stops NOW!
(The camera turns on the action in the ring, Lucas abandoned the chair in profit of hitting both of his victims with a set of brass knuckles.)
Albert Hitchman: His presence will be felt later on tonight when he faces you, Miss Ava, and you like everybody else will witness the beginning of 2021, the start of a new year… The Year of Lucas Johnson!!
(The camera is showing the result of the devastation in the ring as both Bashar Jackson and Mike Shot are unconscious in the center of the ring. Both of them busted open and bleeding from the attack they just endured at the hand of The Wrestling Machine who rolls out of the ring and stands by the side of his agent while holding his arms in the air.)
Gavin Kirkland: I’m speechless…Mike Shot looks completely…well…shot. Bashar looks beaten up, but we hope he’s able to recover from this.
(The camera then pans backstage.)
???: *eating noises*
(The camera shows the feet of a beautiful chocolate man walking down a hallway backstage.)
???: *very loud eating noises*
(The camera is raised to reveal The Woogieman eating a protein chocolate bar which has “steroids” written on it :krabs: while also holding the Big Boogie Bhampionship over his shoulder.)
The Woogieman: BIT-… WOMAN!!!!
(The Woogieman suddenly stops from walking, drops his protein bar and aggressively looks at Alissa Brady.)
Alissa Brady: :dahell:
The Woogieman: I demand some respect from you, woman. I demand so much respect for you as a woman that I expect you to fulfill my fantasies if I asked you to!
Alissa Brady: What’s wrong with you?
The Woogieman: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME! The Woog is just… saddened. The Woog has had no one to be together with him in 2020… and it seems like it’s going to be the same way in 2021, The Woog only has his Big Boogie Bhampionship as his friend. You know… do you think you can be The Woog’s friend?
Alissa Brady: No I don’t thin-
The Woogieman: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK! You really thought THE WOOG of all people needed friends???? No! The Woog has the best friends in all of EAW!
Alissa Brady: Why the fuck are you here just wasting my precious time for NO REASON?
The Woogieman: No, no, woman. There’s a reason. I want respect from you! The same way Jack Ripley got respect! You do know that my Bhampionship is much more prestigious than the Answers World Championship right?
Alissa Brady: I mean, first of all, that’s a crazy thing to say even for your standard, but second of all… you never actually won it. TNT just left it and packed his bags…
The Woogieman: That’s not tr-
???: **apple bite**
(strawberry steve walks and stops in the middle of The Woogieman and Alissa Brady)
strawberry steve: this is apple.. not strawberry… i’m hurt.
Alissa Brady: Wait… I just got the perfect idea! Give me this
The Woogieman: HEY THAT’S THE WOOG’S-
(Alissa steals the BBB from Woogie as steve remains in pain.)
Alissa Brady: Alright Woogie, I found the perfect opponent for you.
The Woogieman: Oooohhh, The Woog is excited! Who is he gonna face? Kassidy Heart? Jack Ripley? Jamie O’Ha-
Alissa Brady: Strawberry Steve, next week, for the BBB, the battle of the most stupid people on the roster, for the most stupid belt.
(strawberry steve shrugs off Alissa’s words, before walking away as cool as a strawberry, while The Woogieman looks determined to get back what’s his.)
(A commercial for Planet Fitness deals for the new year starring Terry Chambers, sometimes you just gotta get away from the past :wow:)
(The scene pans back to ringside with Chained Fury, Ryan Wilson and Ronan Malosi already in the ring. The two men look to be on cloud nine at the moment as “The Only Thing They Fear Is You” by Mick Gordon is playing in the background. The virtual crowd showers Chained Fury with the biggest negative reception of the year so far, but it’s only the first Showdown of 2021, so there’s not really a bar to exceed. The ring is decorated in gold and silver glitter and balloons. There’s a New Years feeling to it, but as well as a celebratory themed inside the ring. There is a huge banner arching from left to right as it reads “Ryan and Ronan, EAW Award Winners!” Ronan pours some sparkly bubbly onto the champagne glasses before handing one off to Ryan. Ryan’s entrance music dies down as Ryan is the first one to speak.)
Ryan Wilson: WELCOME TO THE 2021 EDITION OF THE “RATED R&R” SHOW!!!!!!
(The virtual crowd gives a mixed reception, but eventually, the boos seem to overpower the positive reaction.)
Ronan Malosi: I hope that you all had a Happy New Year because I know I did! Ryan, did you have a Happy New Year?
Ryan Wilson: Oh yes, I did, Ryan. The happiest New Year possible! Aren’t you going to ask me what I did?
Ronan Malosi: Other than gracing Sweden with our handsome faces? That was the best Christmas present that we could have given to all of our fans in Sweden, but other than that, how did things look for you?
Ryan Wilson: Welcome, I was celebrating back in my hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the greatest place on planet Earth. I made myself a nice Tourtière for New Year’s Eve because I believed it’s what someone like I deserved. I had some Tim Hortons coffee, which is superior to Starbucks or any other coffee places around East Rutherford, but it was nothing like the pot roast that you made for Christmas Eve, Ronan. Ladies and germs, let me just tell you that Ronan Malosi makes the best pot roast that you will ever meet. This man is amazing on the grill and ladies, if you want a man that cooks and is an … *holds up his EAW Award for Feud of the Year as Ronan does the same thing with his own award* …an EAW Award Winner, Ronan Malosi is your man.
(Ronan Malosi tries to hide his blushing as the virtual crowd probably wants to vomit.)
Ronan Malosi: Oh stop, Ryan. These fans can’t handle all of these facts. Their pea brains aren’t able to handle all of these facts that you’re saying right now. But, if you care to know, after DEFEATING Mr. DEDEDE in Sweden, I went out to celebrate our big accomplishment! Oh yes, people didn’t mishear it — RONAN MALOSI VERSUS RYAN WILSON IS YOUR 2020 FEUD OF THE YEAR!!!!!! :blessed:
Ryan Wilson: :blessed:
Ronan Malosi: I mean, it was not brainer that we won the category. I mean, have you seen what we were put up against Jamie O’Hara versus Mr. DEDEDE? I bet if Jamie O’Hara would have stopped ducking me, I could have carried him to a REAL Feud of the Year. Hell, the same thing goes for old and flabby DEDEDE, who lost both of his matches at Road to Redemption. He let that complete joke CHRIS ELITE pin him? Chris Elite hasn’t been goat since 2018. Such a shame that Malcolm Jones needed to carry him to a Grand Prix win.
Ryan Wilson: Speaking of Malcolm Jones, he versus Charlie Marr was also another nomination for Feud of the Year.
Ronan Malosi: Malcolm Jones versus Charlie Marr? :mjlol: Everyone knows that Jack Ripley versus Charlie Marr was the real compelling feud and deserved more love than it got. I mean, where the fuck is Charlie Marr now? He lost to Malcolm at Pain for Pride and wasn’t the same since. I think that he finally disappeared, but it’s fine. I took his place as the shit talker of this company. Charlie Marr can’t hold a candle to Ronan Malosi. As for Malcolm, if he manages to get his hands on those straps before me, he might as well keep them warm because Chained Fury will wipe the floor with those Blicky Bitches.
Ryan Wilson: There was also Serena Bennett versus Minerva —
Ronan Malosi: Who gives a fuck about any of those bitches? :mjlol:
Ryan Wilson: Minerva and Serena are both talented women —
Ronan Malosi: THEY’RE WOMEN, RYAN. Serena wants to claim herself as a main attraction, but no one watches Dynasty. Dynasty is the low point of this company and to be a so-called “World Champion” of that brand is a fucking shame. I was the last hope of the Dynasty brand. I was the man that brought in the ratings. When I left the brand, people went from watching Dynasty to watching Showdown and that’s because of me, Ryan.
Ryan Wilson: Just that? :usure:
Ronan Malosi: It is also because of your wonderful authority, Ryan. My apologies for forgetting you, partner.
Ryan Wilson: But, you do have a point. In the last six months of 2020, we proved that you don’t need to be a main event talent or in a World Championship feud to win Feud of the Year. Oh no, these people want entertainment. People were in desperate need of watching something refreshing and different. You went from a free agent to one of the hottest acts on Showdown, Ronan. You and I went to hell and back for the sake of being the better man. Our story went from the beginning of Season 13 to Reasonable Doubt. We defeated Gawd versus Ace; we defeated a feud where someone’s dead cousin was brought into the matter. We defeated a man who was vengeful of being fired off of Voltage and wanting to get his hands on the lapdog of an authority figure. From the result of Feud of the Year, it’s clear that the EAW Universe wants change. They are in need of something new and innovative. They want something that they haven’t seen before. On Showdown, it’s home of the newly crowned World Champion, Jack Ripley and Interwire Champion, Justin Windgate. It’s not the same names as the World Champions. In 2021, my goal is to make sure that Showdown isn’t getting the short end of the stick and that we prove to the other brands that we have the must-see talent and we are home of some of the best wrestling matches on the planet.
Ronan Malosi: Speaking of “must-see talent,” I think that it’s time to invite two of the must-see talents of the Showdown brand! Both came short in their matches at Road to Redemption, but have gotten eyes on them due to their ‘unique’ relationship. Much like us, Ryan; they started off as bitter rivals, but managed to find themselves in a relationship that could go down as one of the best.
Ryan Wilson: Couldn’t have said that better myself. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Dr. Bethany Blue and Alexis Chambers…THE MAIDENS OF MALPRACTICE!!!!
(“We Will Rock You” by Taylor Momsen, Maria Brink and Lizzie Hale blasts through the speakers as the Maidens of Malpractice, Alexis Chambers and Dr. Bethany Blue come out. Despite falling short in their matches at Road to Redemption, both of them have smiles on their faces. It seems like the few weeks without wrestling have done well for them. Both of them hold hands and look at each other with smiles of love before making their way down to the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: LESBIANS! :blessed:
Eve: Gavin, be nice! I’m pretty sure they’re bisexual, but that’s not my business. The Maidens of Malpractice are interesting guests for this show as this is another unexpected dynamic that 2020 had to offer. Both of them were in their respective matches at Road to Redemption. Alexis was in the Specialists Chamber as she managed to find herself in the final four. Dr. Bethany Blue and Kassidy Heart pushed each other to the limit in their Unsanctioned match, but Bethany would find herself falling short to Kassidy.
Deadprez: The Maidens aren’t going to use those string of losses discourage them. Both of them still have their eyes on becoming Unified Tag Team Champions this season, but it should be quite interesting to hear their perspective on everything that’s happened in 2020 and how they will use that to shape their 2021!
(Dr. Bethany Blue holds the ropes down for Alexis Chambers to enter the ring as she does the same thing for Bethany soon after. The two of them manage to get the microphones from the stools that they’re expected to sit on. The two of them sit on the stools as Chained Fury does the same thing across from them. “We Will Rock You” dies down as the Maidens continue to look at each other with love in their eyes.)
Ryan Wilsons: Ladies, welcome to the “Rated R&R” Show! I am so glad that the two of you could make time for us.
Ronan Malosi: It’s not like the two of you had anything interesting going on. I bet your New Years was boring, right?
Alexis Chambers: It was advised by my doctor that I would stay inside and recover from my injuries. :mjgrin:
(Alexis Chambers looks at Dr. Bethany Blue with a flirtatious smile as the Doctor tries to keep a serious look on her face, but with Alexis’ pretty smile, she can’t help, but glow.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Oh yes, despite me being one of the first people to get inserted with the vaccination, I still followed protocols. You still saw me with a mask, stayed inside and when I did go outside, I did the whole ‘six feet apart’ which is always strongly advised to do in public settings. Alexis and I did spend the entire holidays swapping bandages and making sure that our bruises and scars were healing properly, but it was nice nonetheless. These three weeks out of action have been beneficial to all of us, but I think one of the major highlights was to spend time with each other. Don’t you think?
(Dr. Bethany Blue looks to Alexis Chambers for confirmation.)
Alexis Chambers: It’s always amazing to spend time with you, Bethany.
Dr. Bethany Blue: As is with you.
(The two women do nose kisses with each other as Ronan Malosi looks like he almost wants to vomit, but Ryan Wilson thinks that the entire dynamic with the women is quite adorable.)
Ryan Wilson: I like to look at your relationship and feel like it’s another example of how bitter rivals can find some common ground in this company.
Alexis Chambers: That is one-hundred percent true. Never in a million, billion years would I ever consider myself to be in a relationship with another woman. I never considered the fact of being attracted to another woman, but me and Bethany’s relationship evolved so much in 2020 and it makes me think that 2021 is going to be even more amazing for us.
Dr. Bethany Blue: When I envisioned myself getting married, it was always a man who I envisioned myself marrying, but Alexis changed all of that for me. At first, I was kind of afraid about this attraction and what this would mean for my future, but Alexis is the best thing to ever happen to me. I can’t see a future without her. I can’t wait to get married and have children. I got the resume of potential surrogates and list of sperm banks that we can look at —
Alexis Chambers: Bethany, let’s chill. :whoa:
Dr. Bethany Blue: Sorry, got carried away, but whenever rambling on about this stuff, you take that fear away from me.
Alexis Chambers: No fear is bigger than our relationship.
(Alexis Chambers intertwines her hands with Dr. Bethany Blue’s as the two of them look lovingly into each other’s eyes.)
Ryan Wilson: It’s amazing that the two of you have found love with each other. It’s a shame that Road to Redemption couldn’t have gone your way, but you both are talented individuals with bright futures.
Ronan Malosi: We totally saw that talent when Alexis Chambers tapped out for the billionth time to Harlow Reichert at Road to Redemption.
Alexis Chambers: Excuse me? You want to say that again?
Ronan Malosi: Oh, I was just commenting on the one thing that you ALWAYS seem to comment on, even though, people don’t give a fuck about you submitting in your past four championship matches. The only one that’s insecure about that shit is you, Alexis. Me? I’m built different. Award winners don’t cry after tapping out. You didn’t see me crying when I tapped out to Ryan at Reasonable Doubt. It was because I admit that I lost to the better man that night and I knew that Ryan Wilson was the man that I wanted on my side. He is half the reason why I am holding this EAW Award at the moment! Something that you won’t be able to touch nor were even considered as a nominee for. Now, I understand that this is an interview and what not, so let me ask you this, Alexis: are you planning to tap out to Andrea Valentine in your first round King of Elite match?
Alexis Chambers: First, I talk about my tapout losses as fuel for my future to overcome adversity. And second, Andrea Valentine doesn’t have a submission hold. :skip:
Ronan Malosi: YET! Maybe, if Andrea sweet-talks me, I’ll let her use my ankle lock. Andrea, that offer is still open. It’s such a shame that I’m not part of the King of Elite tournament, but I guess, Mr. DEDEDE wouldn’t want me in the tournament after I outwrestled and embarrassed him. It sucks being left out on the entire thing.
Ryan Wilson: I knew that you had aspirations to be in the King of Elite tournament, but there were so many worthy names and I couldn’t show bias towards you. I’m trying to be fair to everyone.
Ronan Malosi: I guess, I can see that. I suppose I’ll look forward to Andrea embarrassing Alexis next week.
Ryan Wilson: Alright, Ronan; I am going to need you to calm down before you say something to Alexis that you’ll regret.
Ronan Malosi: I was done talking to her. I wanna move on to Bethany Blue. Now, she’s well-accomplished. The definition of her 2020 is being Interwire Champion and getting herself in a relationship with Alexis Chambers. There was the glimmer of hope that Season 14 would be a blessing for her. She managed to main event a couple of Showdowns and Reasonable Doubt, but she had the opportunity to prove that Alexis didn’t bring her down by defeating Kassidy Heart, but she couldn’t get the job done. Oh no, if it seems like Alexis Chambers is teaching Dr. Bethany Blue how to be a failure.
(Dr. Bethany Blue slaps Ronan Malosi across the face as Ryan Wilson gets in the middle of the situation.)
Ryan Wilson: I am so sorry about Ronan, Bethany. You know how much I adore you and Alexis. Both of you are important to me. Both of you are the reason why I am still Showdown General Manager.
Dr. Bethany Blue: It’s nothing personal towards you, Mr. Wilson. Road to Redemption was just another setback for the Maidens of Malpractice, but it won’t hold us back for long. We will bounce back in single’s action and in tag team action. We are still planning to do what Chained Fury couldn’t do and that’s become Unified Tag Team Champions. In 2021, the EAW roster won’t be sleeping on the Maidens of Malpractice. People will see Alexis and me as equals in the ring and on the microphone. There is no ‘lesser’ woman. There is no ‘better’ woman between the two of us. We are both wonderful, beautiful, smart and talented women in our own ways and Road to Redemption was a setback for the two of us, but once we conquer that setback, there’s going to be nothing that touches us.
(Dr. Bethany Blue stares at Ronan Malosi while Alexis Chambers looks at Ryan Wilson close and personal.)
Gavin Kirkland: ALEXIS CHAMBERS WITH A LIGHTS OUT TO RYAN WILSON!!!
Eve: DR. BETHANY BLUE WITH A TJD ON RONAN MALOSI!!!!
Deadprez: Double superkicks to Chained Fury from the Maidens! Chained Fury goes down! The Maidens look at the EAW Awards that are laying on the mat! Alexis Chambers picks one up and hands the other to Dr. Bethany Blue!
(Photographers began to take pictures of The Maidens of Malpractice with Chained Fury’s EAW Award. The two of them do different poses as they stand above the bodies of Chained Fury as the scene fades elsewhere.)
(A commercial for tutors as winter break ends for children and they go back to school, starring Xander Payne as he attempts to pronounce “apple”)
(The camera pans to a smiling Gina Romano standing in the middle of the ring with a mic in hand, ready to announce the competitors for our next contest.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for..ONE FALL!!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Gina Romano: AND WILL BE TO ADVANCE ROUND ONE IN THE EAW KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT!
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media plays to a negative reaction as a familiar face in Lucas Johnson walks down to the ring with a seemingly new sense of focus going into this match with Albert Hitchman, of course, by his side.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Hailing from Long Island, New York, weighing in at 197 pounds…HE IS THE BLUEPRINT….LUCAS JOHNSON!!!
Eve: Well, the year is 2021 and you can certainly notice some change within Lucas Johnson as he somehow looks even more focused than he did before. And this is already spelling out bad news for Consuela Rose Ava who is certainly gonna have her work cut out for her in this matchup.
Deadprez: Yeah, let’s not forget, Lucas Johnson was in the Extreme Elimination Chamber. And while his one liners were atrocious, his performance certainly wasn’t though as he was hanging with some of the best Showdown has to offer before unfortunately being eliminated.
Gavin Kirkland: You wanna call his one liners atrocious? The year hasn’t even started yet and that’s already the biggest understatement of the year. I mean, the baby ace? Seriously?
Deadprez: With this focus and intensity we’re seeing out of Lucas Johnson, I don’t think we’ll have to worry about any more bad one liners, but broken bones? I could certainly see having to be worried about.
(Lucas Johnson stands in his corner while Albert Hitchman whispers some words of wisdom into his ear about this match before “We Appreciate Power” by Grimes kicks in over the PA to a thunderous ovation from the virtual audience. The former Interwire Champion in Consuela Rose Ava is here and she’s matching the same focus Lucas brought during his entrance as she makes her way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent! Residing in Los Angeles, California, weighing in at 120 pounds…SHE IS THE PERFECTIONIST…CONSUELA ROSE AVA!
Gavin Kirkland: With the way she’s looking, Consuela break my neck challen-
Eve: I’ll break your neck if you don’t be quiet in a second, bozo. This woman is coming off a 239 day reign with the Interwire Championship and the last thing she should be is sexualized. However, she should be taken seriously. And unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Lucas Johnson takes Consuela as serious he should and that could come back to haunt him here.
Deadprez: Lucas has confidence, he believes in his abilities as a competitor and you cannot fault him for that. That’s what you’re supposed to do, but yes, like you mentioned, you need to also believe in your opponent’s ability as a competitor or their gonna run right through you. And when you’re facing someone who’s coming off a big wave of momentum in Consuela Rose Ava, now is the time to give into the hype and realize she’s all that she says she is.
(Consuela makes her way inside the ring and both competitors waste no time to settle into their respective corners as the referee signals for the bell to start this contest!)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: There’s the bell and this match starts off with both competitors jockeying for position in a collar-and-elbow tie-up that Lucas manages to get the upper hand on by forcing Consuela into the corner. Referee is gonna have to step in here to force a break that both competitors oblige with. But Lucas Johnson isn’t quite looking to create space and he’s just all up in the face of a still backed up in the corner Consuela with trash talk. That may not be a wise idea- AND LUCAS JUST FOUND OUT WHY THE HARD WAY! A loud slap from Consuela sends Lucas into retreat on the outside, Consuela isn’t far behind though.
Deadprez: Consuela lines up Lucas for a hard knife edge chop to his chest! Lucas looks to escape, but Consuela lines him up and lands ANOTHER knife edge chop to the chest of Lucas Johnson. Can she score another? AND SHE DOES! Lucas is given no choice but to retreat back into the ring. It’s not safe there either as he’s momentarily brought down with a flying clothesline from Consuela! Lucas hasn’t been given a chance to even get out the gate in this matchup, you can see a look of worry flushing over the face of Albert Hitchman. Lucas is back on his feet now, AND CONSUELA CHARGES FOR A JUMPING SNAPMAR- NO! Lucas counters with a German Suplex that drops Consuela Rose Ava right on the back of her head!
Gavin Kirkland: The paradigm has definitely shifted for Lucas Johnson who is just reigning down punch after punch after punch onto a downed Consuela Rose Ava who hasn’t even had a chance to get back to her feet yet. Lucas, however, finally relents on his onslaught. Consuela is now looking to make use of this time by getting back to her feet. Consuela gets back to one knee, but Lucas knocks her right back down with a big boot! Lucas is looking follow up by wrapping his arms around the waist of a still stunned Consuela. Could he be attempting the German Suplex once more? HE IS, AND IT CONNECTS! CONSUELA GETS SENT HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING, ONCE AGAIN LANDING ON THE BACK OF HER NECK! Lucas Johnson smells the taste of victory in the air and he hooks the leg of Consuela!
Deadprez: KICKOUT! Can’t really be surprised over that one, Lucas knows he’s gonna have to do more to put Consuela away here. Hitchman even realizes such and is shouting at Lucas to get back on Consuela Rose Ava! Lucas is gonna follow said orders and he wraps his arms around the head of a seated Consuela to cinch in the rear naked choke! If applied right, this move could be an early ender right here if Lucas can manage to put Consuela Rose Ava to sleep. That isn’t looking to be possible though, Consuela has too much wherewithal in her and the choke instantly gets turned into a pin before Lucas could wrap the legs around the waist! REFEREE INTO POSITION, THIS COULD BE IT!
Eve: LUCAS KICKSOUT AND IN TURN RELEASES THE HOLD! Both competitors spring back up to their feet and Lucas is the one who makes the first move by charging in head-first at Consuela before getting sidestepped and sent to the outsi- nope! Lucas is able to catch himself and land on the apron. Consuela attempts to jam her shoulder into the midsection of Lucas Johnson who sidesteps it, Consuela gets caught with a big boot from Lucas and she’s knocked loopy now. Lucas drapes the arm of Consuela over his shoulder, and he can’t be thinking what I think he is, is he? A SUPLEX TO THE OUTSIDE!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! Consuela blocks it, she was able to turn the momentum to her side and Lucas is the one who gets Suplexed inside the ring. Consuela has done well in maintaining control over this matchup, but that is only frustrating Lucas Johnson who swings for a clothesline! Consuela ducks and traps the arm of Lucas who gets hoisted up and dropped down onto the knee of Consuela Rose Ava! SIDESLAM BACKBREAKER! Impressive move on Consuela’s part! Lucas is on all fours trying to get back to his feet after that backbreaker, although he gets brought back down with a switchblade kick from Consuela that unquestionably hit its mark! Consuela now shoots for another cover on Lucas!
Eve: KICKOUT! Lucas doesn’t look to quite know where he is right now, but he is still in the fight against Consuela. May not be for any more, however, Consuela swings the leg at the head of a seated Lucas Johnson- WHO CATCHES THE FOOT AND LOCKS CONSUELA IN THE ANKLE LOCK! ANKLE LOCK IS LOCKED IN!!! NOWHERE TO GO! LUCAS IS REPEATEDLY DRAGGING CONSUELA AWAY FROM THE ROPES BEFORE SHE’S ABLE TO GRAB THEM! IS THIS GONNA BE THE END?! COULD YOU IMAGINE THE PAIN CONSUELA IS GONNA FEEL IF SHE CLOSES OUT 2020 WITH A LOSS AND ENTERS 2021 WITH A LOSS?!
Deadprez: Certainly won’t be feeling good, I can tell you that. BUT CONSUELA HAS ROLLED TO HER BACK, ALL SHE HAS TO DO IS KICK LUCAS JOHNSON OFF! NO, NO, NO, LUCAS WAS TOO SMART AND ANTICIPATED IT AS HE STEPS OVER THE LEGS OF CONSUELA ROSE AVA TO GET HER TO RETURN BACK TO HER STOMACH! EXCELLENT COUNTER BY LUCAS JOHNSON! CONSUELA ROSE AVA RAISES THE HAND, THE CROWD WATCHING AT HOME CERTAINLY DON’T WANNA SEE CONSUELA TAP OUT HERE BUT SHE MAY HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE!
Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA ROLLS THROUGH AT THE VERY LAST SECOND, WHICH SENDS LUCAS JOHNSON INTO THE CORNER! AND THERE’S LA RODILLA DE LA MUERTE!! THE RUNNING KNEE CONNECTS ON LUCAS JOHNSON!
Deadprez: You may have spoken a bit too soon there, partner! LUCAS IS ABLE TO AVOID THE KNEE AT LAST MINUTE, CONSUELA GOES KNEE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE, AND TURNS AROUND TO GET SPIKED ON HER HEAD WITH A DDT BY LUCAS JOHNSON! LUCAS SCRAMBLES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: CONSUELA WITH THE KICKOUT!
(Lucas Johnson pounds the mat in frustration before getting in the face of the referee who insists to an angry Lucas Johnson that the count wasn’t a three.)
Eve: Careful, don’t get frustrated Lucas- or else this’ll happen! CONSUELA GETS LUCAS ON HER SHOULDERS FROM BEHIND AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE CAN BE SEEING HER EXECUTE THE LEMON PLEDGE THAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY PUT LUCAS AWAY! Although, he has enough capability to slip out the back and drop Consuela down with a Neckbreaker! Lucas doesn’t even consider a pin and instead opts to wear Consuela down with a gator roll. And you know what that means, Lucas once again showing his wrestling prowess in between those ropes. And you can just see a sick smirk form across the face of Lucas Johnson, what does he have in mind here? OH NO, ADDING INSULT TO INJURY AND TRANSITIONING THE GATOR ROLL INTO CONSUELA’S OWN SUBMISSION MANEUVER IN THE SUELA LOCK! THE LEBELL LOCK IS LOCKED IN TIGHT BY LUCAS AND THIS ONE MAY ACTUALLY TAP OUT CONSUELA AS HER HOLD IS ONE EXCRUCIATING ONE TO BE IN FOR A VERY LONG TIME!
Deadprez: True, but if there’s one person who knows how to get out of this submission, it’s Consuela. And that is ringing true with her prying her way out of this submission hold here into a full guard. Lucas was hoping to humiliate Consuela by making her tap with her own submission hold but now he’s about to pay for it. Lucas issues a slap to Consuela, WHO ANSWERS WITH REPEATED FOREARM STRIKES TO A DOWNED LUCAS JOHNSON’S HEAD! HE’S DOING HIS BEST TO COVER UP HERE BUT THESE HITS ARE CONNECTING FLUSH! If this goes on for any longer, the referee may have to issue a stoppage on account of Lucas Johnson no longer being able to continue.
Gavin Kirkland: If that means a win for Consuela, I’m all board. :blessed: AW, FUCK! LUCAS CAUGHT CONSUELA AND TRAPS HER IN HIS SIGNATURE KIMURA LOCK AKA THE MACHINE BREAK! IF LUCAS SECURES ANY MORE TORQUE ON THAT ARM, HE’S GONNA BREAK IT! I can’t let this happen, Consuela needs my he-
(Gavin looks to get up out of his seat before being forced right back in by an annoyed Eve.)
Eve: Sit your ass down! LUCAS IS PUTTING MORE AND MORE TORQUE ON THE KIMURA LOCK AND LIKE GAVIN SAID, IT’S ON THE VERGE OF BEING BROKEN!
Deadprez: That is true, but look at the way Consuela is positioning herself! SHE HAS LUCAS’ SHOULDERS PINNED DOWN TO THE MAT AND LUCAS MAY BE TOO FOCUSED ON THE SUBMISSION TO REALIZE IT!
Deadprez: LUCAS POPS THE SHOULDER UP AND RELEASES THE MACHINE BREAK! Consuela is most definitely feeling the effects of that one, and this match could be coming to a close real soon. Lucas Johnson has posted himself up in that corner, and now may be the time where Consuela eats a claymore kick from Lucas Johnson. Don’t turn around Consuela- too late! CLAYMORE KICK…FROM CONSUELA ROSE AVA?!?! SHE CAUGHT LUCAS WITH HIS OWN MOVE THAT MAY GIVE A NOD TO HER BOYFRIEND OVER AT VOLTAGE IN TERRY CHAMBERS WITH HIS RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE FINISHER! CONSUELA NOW SCRAMBLES TO HOOK THE INSIDE LEG OF LUCAS JOHNSON!!
Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA HAS THIS ONE WON!
Eve: OH, COME ON! Albert Hitchman paying dividends by placing Lucas’ leg on the bottom rope! You gotta be kidding me, I thought for sure Consuela had the win there. You have to argue though, did Albert Hitchman just prolong the inevitable as Consuela Rose Ava brings Lucas Johnson to his feet. You can see the rage and intensity built up in her eyes after being robbed of her victory there! Consuela reels her arm back to pop Lucas Johnson with a stiff forearm strike that damn near sends him to the ground. BUT LUCAS JOHNSON FIRES BACK WITH A STIFF STRIKE OF HIS OWN! CONSUELA ANSWERS BACK AS WELL, THIS TIME WITH A SLAP RIGHT ACROSS HIS FACE! LUCAS FIRES BACK WITH A SLAP OF OWN THAT STAGGERS CONSUELA!
Deadprez: THINGS ARE HEATING UP AND THESE TWO ARE LIGHTING EACH OTHER UP WITH A MELEE OF STRIKES! CONSUELA! LUCAS! CONSUELA! LUCAS! LUCAS! LUCAS! Lucas Johnson has gotten the upper hand in this strike exchange and bounces off the ropes, BUT HE IS MET WITH A SCORPION KICK FROM CONSUELA THAT SENDS LUCAS ALL THE WAY TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! Consuela has Lucas Johnson on the ropes once more and she has evil intentions in her eye. CONSUELA RUNS OFF THE ROPES- AND ALBERT HITCHMAN! Hitchman is making his presence known in the match AGAIN, and stands on the apron so Consuela has no way to get to Lucas. It doesn’t seem like Consuela plans to be all that deterred by Hitchman’s interference though, AND CONTINUES BUILDING UP STEAM TO LAND DOWN ON LUCAS WITH TOPE CONSUELO HILO!!! CONSUELA COMES CRASHING DOWN WITH THE TOPE CON HILO!!
Gavin Kirkland: Hitchman didn’t even protect his client, he just ducked down in fear. :mjlol:
Eve: Hitchman saw the light at the end of the tunnel and stepped off the tracks. Now Consuela rolls a dazed Lucas in the ring who is slowly but surely getting to his feet. LUCAS TURNS AROUND AND MEETS LA RODILLA DE LA MUERTE BY CONSUELA WHO KNOCKS LUCAS’ BLOCK OFF WITH THAT RUNNING KNEE! SHE DOESNT STOP THERE AND IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS INTO THE SUELA LOCK! LEBELL LOCK IS IN AND IT DOESNT TAKE LONG FOR THE REFEREE TO REALIZE THAT LUCAS IS OUT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“We Appreciate Power” by Grimes plays over the speaker and Consuela releases the hold over Lucas to get her hand raised by the referee with multiple fans at home cheering her on.)
Gina Romano: HERES YOUR WINNER AND ADVANCING ROUND ONE IN THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT…CONSUELA ROSE AVA!!!
Deadprez: It was hard fought, it was back-and-forth, but in the end, Consuela Rose Ava reigns supreme over Lucas Johnson. And while Albert Hitchman isn’t, the crowd at home certainly is happy at this result.
Eve: This is exactly the step Consuela needed to take in order to bounce back from her loss at Road to Redemption and I’m glad she was able to take it. Lucas Johnson on the other hand has nothing to be ashamed of. He brought a former Interwire Champion to her limit and had her on the brink multiple times in this matchup. If he keeps bringing this fire and intensity to the ring with him, next time he won’t just be putting on a good showing, he’ll be winning the entire match.
(The camera pans to show Consuela Rose Ava celebrating her victory on the ramp and pointing at the fans on their monitors before heading to the back.)
(Meanwhile, we pan back to the ring to see Albert Hitchman extending his hand to help a recovering and disappointed Lucas Johnson back to his feet, but Lucas isn’t having it and slaps the hand of Albert Hitchman away before heading to the back angry while a nervous Albert follows Lucas to the back.)
Eve: It seems like while many things change with this new year, a lot of things stay the same. These two were shown to have issues near the end of 2020 as well and that carrying over here is not a good sign in the slightest. Albert Hitchman looks to be walking on eggshells with Lucas Johnson and it’s just a matter of time to see what’s gonna happen with these two as a pairing.
(The camera pans over to get a final shot of Lucas and Albert before fading to black.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
WORLD 1 THEATRE: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST FROM CLEVELAND, OHIO….WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED-EIGHTEEN POUNDS…KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDD OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHIIIIIIIOOOOOOOO
( ‘King Is Born’ by Aloe Blacc plays throughout the World 1 Theatre as Kid Ohio makes his way down the ramp and into the ring, he is generally favored by the crowd as they take to the mystery that surrounds him welcoming him with cheers )
DeadPrez: Kid Ohio, The Young Up-Start representing Cleveland has been nothing short of awesome since making his debut in EAW a few weeks ago. The Kid, no pun intended, has everything you want out of an EAW elitist and I hope we see more of that from him, here tonight!
(‘ King is Born’ fades out as ‘ Hey Superstar ‘ by Madina Lake plays as Sierra Bradford steps out from the back and onto the ramp as the World 1 Theatre virtual crowd absolutely erupts in cheers as fans are visibly excited to see one of their favorite elitists make her entrance)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED- THIRTY POUNDS…SHE IS ONE HALF OF THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… THE MULTIVERSALLLLL…….SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIERRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BRRRRRRAAAADDDDDDFFFFOOORRRDDD!!!!
Eve: Sierra Bradford had a great end to her 2020 campaign closing it out in a decisive victory over a highly motivated and equally dangerous Chained Fury team! Riding high off that moment and hoping to use it to motivate her to victory today- she and Kid Ohio go one on one to see who’s moving forward in our annual King of Elite tournament!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: And here we go… Sierra and Kid Ohio…both circling one anothe— NO… OUT OF THE GATE THE VETERAN SIERRA BRADFORD RUSHES THE YOUNG PROSPECT AND LAUNCHES HERSELF AT HIM KNOCKING KID OHIO OFF HIS FEET– JUST BEFORE PICKING HIM BACK UP AND KNOCKING HIM RIGHT BACK DOWN WITH A PINPOINT ACCURATE DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!
Gavin Kirkland: Ugh… to be on the receiving end of Sierra’s feet :ahh:…
DeadPrez: .. :wtf: …. Anyway… Sierra Bradford is now on the offensive AND SHE IS ABSOLUTELY TAKING IT TO KID OHIO AS SHE STANDS THE ROOKIE UP AND DELIVERS A THUNDERING CHEST SLAP THAT ECHOS OUT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WORLD 1 THEATRE! SIERRA BRADFORD HAS COME HERE TONIGHT WITH ONE GOAL IN MIND AND THAT IS TO PROGRESS FURTHER IN THIS KING OF EXTREME TOURNAMENT.
Eve: SIERRA BRADFORD COCKS HER HAND BACK YET AGAIN— AND ONCE MORE DELIVERING ANOTHER DEBILITATING CHEST SLAP AND KID OHIO DROPS TO HIS KNEES— AND SIERRA SEE’S THE OPPORTUNITY SHE HAS —- SEEKING MISSILE THE KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS RIGHT ON THE MONEY AND KID OHIO MAY BE COMPLETELY OUT! SIERRA BRADFORD GOT EVERY LAST INCH OF THAT MOVE! SIERRA MAYBE GOT A LITTLE TOO MUCH OF THAT– AS SHE LIMPS OVER TO HOOK THE LEG OF KID OHIO!
Gavin Kirkland: THANK GOD… he kicked out! Now we get to see more Sierra!!! The Multiversal Queen is just having her way with this rookie here tonight and it’s not fair…IT SHOULD BE ME IN THER-
DeadPrez: WAIT KID OHIO WITH A KIP UP CATCHES SIERRA BRADFORD OFF GUARD AS THE ROOKIE KNOCKS DOWN ONE HALF OF THE TAG CHAMPS WITH A SWIFT CLOTHESLINE THAT NEARLY TURNS HER INSIDE OUT! KID OHIO ISN’T DONE THERE THOUGH AS HE PICKS SIERRA UP AND RAMS HER INTO THE CORNER BEFORE DROPPING HER WITH A SWIFT ELBOW TO THE SKULL RENDERING THE TAG CHAMPION TO JUST THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!
Eve: KID OHIO HAS SIERRA BRADFORD SEATED IN THAT CORNER AND HE WALKS AWAY MEASURING BEFORE TURNING AROUND AND DELIVERING A GRUESOME KNEE RIGHT TO THE JAW OF SIERRA BRADFORD WHO MIGHT JUST BE OUT COLD HERE TONIGHT!!!! NONE THE LESS KID OHIO IS PERCHING HIMSELF ON THE TURNBUCKLE JUST ABOVE SIERRA AND— WAIT A MINUTE WHAT IS HE DOING?!?!?
Gavin Kirkland: KID OHIO JUST…WAIT A MINUTE KID OHIO WITH A FORCEFUL DIVING FOOT STOMP ONTO THE BACK OF SIERRA BRADFORDS HEAD AND THE CHAMPION MAY VERY WELL BE NOT JUST OUT OF THE MATCH BUT OUT OF EAW AFTER A MOVE LIKE THAT! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS NEW-COMER YOU CAN’T JUST COME IN HERE AND DO A HEINOUS THING LIKE THAT TO THE BEAUTIFUL SIERRA BRADFORD!!!
DeadPrez: NONE THE LESS SIERRA BRADFORD IS ABSOLUTELY MOTIONLESS AS KID OHIO WALKS OVER TO HER AND PICKS HER BACK UP TO HER FEET— SIERRA BRADFORD CAN BARELY STAND…BUT THAT MATTERS NOT TO KID OHIO…HE POSITIONS THE OBVIOUSLY CONCUSSED SIERRA BRADFORD AGAINST HIMSELF AND GRABS HER BY THE NECK… PERFECT CATCH !! JUMPING DDT CONNECTS!!! KID OHIO ABSOLUTELY PLANTS SIERRA BRADFORD AND THIS MATCH IS OVER! KID OHIO HOOKS THE LEG OF SIERRA BRADFORD!!!
DeadPrez: NO! SIERRA BRADFORD HAS HER FOOT ON THE ROPE! I DONT KNOW HOW SHE HAD THE WHEREWITHAL TO PULL THAT OFF BUT SHE HAS MANAGED TO KEEP HERSELF IN THIS MATCH AND IN THE RACE FOR KING OF ELITE! KID OHIO, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS LIVID AND ONCE MORE PICKS SIERRA BRADFORD BACK ONTO HER FEET— HE’S ATTEMPTING TO FINISHER IT HERE— PICTURE PERFECT KIC— WAIT NO…. SIERRA BRADFORD COUNTERS THE SUPERKICK AND IN TURN CONNECTS WITH RIGHTING WOES— THE HEEL-KICK LANDS FLUSH RIGHT ON THE JAW OF KID OHIO AND NOW BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN ON THE CANVAS AS THE REFEREE BEGINS HIS COUNT!
Gavin Kirkland: The referee is over halfway through his count and neither Sierra nor Kid Ohio have made it back up to their feet!
DeadPrez: AND JUST LIKE CLOCKWORK, KID OHIO USING THE RING ROPES TO MAKE IT BACK TO HIS FEET SAME AS SIERRA BRADFORD–
(‘ The Only Thing They Fear is You’ by Mick Gordon Plays throughout the Arena as Ryan Wilson makes his way onstage— Microphone in hand)
Gavin Kirkland: Wait what is he doing out here?!?!?
Eve: I’m not too certain but it’s painfully obvious there’s still some tensions between him and Sierra because the two have no taken their eyes off one another as—
DeadPrez: — AS KID OHIO RUNS UP BEHIND SIERRA BRADFORD AND CONNECTS WITH THE SCHOOLBOY ROLL UP!!! KID OHIO HAS A HANDFUL OF SIERRA TIGHTS AS WELL!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HERE IS YOUR WINNER….KIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDD OOHHHHHHIIIIIIOOOOOOO
(‘ King is Born ‘ by Aloe Blacc plays as Kid Ohio celebrates before hightailing it out of the ring, and up the ramp right past Ryan Wilson who places the microphone to his lips before speaking)
( ‘ King is Born’ fades away just as Ryan Wilson speaks into the microphone making direct eye contact with A severely frustrated Sierra Bradford )
Ryan Wilson: What a shame.
Ryan Wilson: What can I say, Sierra? What can I say that you don’t already know? Are you really going to make me say it? I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed in how you spoke to me and of me leading up to Road to Redemption. I’m disappointed in how you’ve acted towards my brand. I’m disappointed in your performance tonight— You’re one half of the Tag Team Champions… and you let a rookie…someone who hasn’t been here for three months, BEAT YOU? Just overall disappointing and it becomes a problem for me when your performances become disappointing. You’re a liability, not only to yourself but to me and my show. My brand! First you treat me with such disrespect leading up to our match at Road to Redemption, and now this. I won’t stand or tolerate insubordination and lackluster effort from anyone. So with that being said, pack your bags— you’ve been traded to Voltage!
( ‘ The Only Thing They Fear is You’ by Mick Gordon plays as Sierra Bradford is seen visibly distraught and confused as to what Ryan Wilson just told her— and EAW Security comes to the ring to escort her out of the building at the behest of Ryan Wilson.)
Ryan Wilson: Go be with your brainwashed boo, because it’s obvious you care more about him on Voltage, or Harper on Dynasty, and you don’t give two shits about the brand you’re on, Showdown cause you’re rarely ever here.
Sierra Bradford: (no mic) YOU DON’T GIVE ME ANYTHING TO DO!
Ryan Wilson: Get that piece of trash out of MY ring!
Eve: Super unprofessional behavior by our boss. Sickening right now.
Gavin Kirkland: She was being unprofessional first.
Eve: How?! She was promoting her match against him.
(The camera shows Sierra getting escorted by security. She walks up the ramp and Ryan has his arms folded. Ryan Wilson is grinning as she walks by and the camera fades to black.)
(Commercial for McDonald’s featuring Andre Walker.)
(The camera pans to the lovely Gina Romano ready to announce the next couple of competitors.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for..ONE FALL!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“Runnin” by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin blasts throughout the World 1 theatre and there is a huge ovation from the virtual audience as Bronson Daniels makes his way out from the curtain.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Residing in Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 210 pounds…THE EUPHORIC MACHINE…BRONSON DANIELS!!!!!!
(“Runnin” is cut off and replaced by “Red Eye” with NBA Youngboy which is immediately met with a mixed reaction from the audience as Jon Kelton makes his way from behind the curtain as well and meets Bronson Daniels on the stage before heading down to the ring alongside Daniels with clear tension among these two.)
Gina Romano: And his partner! Residing in Dallas, Texas, weighing in at 210 pounds…THE CHOSEN ONE…JON KELTON!!!
Eve: You can certainly feel the tension among Jon Kelton and Bronson Daniels tonight as earlier on it was announced that these two will be facing each other next week for a shot at Jack Ripley’s championship.
Deadprez: Yep, and as if the odds weren’t stacked against them before in facing two of the brand’s top champions, they now have to compete alongside each other when they’re not on the same page. And you could argue that this team of Jon Kelton and Bronson Daniels is practically a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.
(Jon and Daniels post in their corner as the remix of “Smoke and Drive” by Machine Gun Kelly plays after “Red Eye” fades out and out comes Justin Windgate who’s certainly in high spirits having the Interwire Championship over his shoulder.)
Gina Romano: And their opponents! First! Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 225 pounds…HE IS THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION…THE XTREME CLASSIC…JUSTIN WINDGATE!!!!!
(“Smoke and Drive” soon fades into “BxMxC” by Babymetal and Jack Ripley makes his way out from the curtain to meet Justin Windgate on the stage where both men hoist their titles up in the air and fist bump before making their way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And his partner! Hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 202 pounds…HE IS THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER…JACK RIPLEY!!!
Deadprez: The Interwire and the Answers World Champion teaming up in a match is certainly one sight to see as these two men were the people’s choices going into Road to Redemption and they managed to walk out champs.
Eve: These two men’s title wins was certainly a feel good moment to close out our 2020 and I’m sure these two will go on to defend those titles for a very long time.
Gavin Kirkland: Not if one of them gets pinned by Jon Kelton and Bronson Daniels tonight, especially Jack Ripley. Cause if one of them wins the number one contendership, he’s practically gonna have to kiss that title goodbye.
(Both teams settle into their respective corners as it’s gonna be Bronson Daniels and Justin Windgate starting things off for their respective teams.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: There’s the bell and here we go-
Jon Kelton: I got this.
Eve: Well, we thought Bronson and Windgate were set to start things off in this contest but it’s instead Jon Kelton who opts to start things off for his team and Daniels does not look happy in the slightest at this unplanned tag. But he’s gonna have to let it go, as he’s sent to his corner by the referee. Now this match is gonna ACTUALLY get underway with a rivalry fresh in everyone’s mind from 2020 in Jon Kelton versus Justin Windgate. Who can forget that Windgate used what was formerly Kelton’s contract to win the Interwire Championship he has around his shoulder at Road to Redemption. I know Kelton certainly hasn’t as these two lock horns to start the match up.
Deadprez: Kelton gets the early advantage with the headlock on Windgate who gets reigned down upon with stiff elbows from Kelton while in the headlock position. Windgate is definitely stunned from those but it doesn’t stop him from bouncing Kelton off the ropes!
Deadprez: Ripley makes the tag now as Justin Windgate drops down for Jon Kelton to run right into Jack Ripley who got perfect elevation on that dropkick! And Ripley is gonna look to win this match early here!
Gavin Kirkland: KELTON KICKSOUT! But he isn’t gonna get much time to breathe as the World Champion staying on top of the competition and looking to plant Kelton back down to the mat with a snap Suplex. But Kelton has enough awareness in him that he wraps his leg on the inside of Ripley’s, preventing the Suplex from happening. And Jon is able to ram Jack Ripley into the corner to reign down with an onslaught of strikes. Kelton has definitely dazed the champ and he’s creating some distance for…A RUNNING SPEAR IN THE CORNER THAT CERTAINLY TAKES THE AIR OUT OF JACK RIPLEY WHO CRUMBLES TO THE FLOOR! AND NOW IT’S KELTON’S TURN TO LOOK FOR A PINFALL!
Eve: Jack manages to hang in there, but is immediately met with a rear chinlock from Kelton who’s just looking to tire the champ down early in this one. Ripley is trying to pry the arm of Kelton from around his chin- but Kelton jabs his knee in the back of Ripley and slams Ripley down to the mat. Kelton now leaps into the air for a diving knee drop that connects! Ripley doesn’t catch a break there and is on the receiving end of stomps from Kelton before being brought back to his feet. Kelton traps Ripley in a front face lock and drags him over to his corner and it looks like Kelton seems to now wanna tag Bronson Daniels back in the match who doesn’t seem to be having it one bit.
(Kelton has his right hand out for a tag, but Bronson is just chilling in the corner with a smug smirk on his face.)
Jon Kelton: What are you doing? Make the tag!
Bronson Daniels: Nah, you got this, remember?
(Kelton releases Ripley from the face lock and gets in the face of Bronson Daniels.)
Deadprez: Like I said, ticking time bomb waiting to explod- RIPLEY FROM BEHIND WITH A ROLL UP!
Deadprez: KELTON KICKSOUT! Ya see, that’s why Kelton and Daniels are gonna have to get on the same page if they wanna win this match because Ripley almost had the match won right there. But now Jack is lighting up the chest of Jon Kelton with strong knife edge chops that are certainly leaving their mark! And Jon Kelton has found his way into the corner of Justin Windgate and Jack Ripley’s which is never the place you wanna be in this tag match. Ripley delivers one last knife edge chop for good measure on Kelton and goes to tag in Justin Windgate.
Gavin Kirkland: Windgate is back in the match and I’m sure Jon is regretting his decision to tag himself in at the start of the match, as Windgate is stumping a mud hole in Kelton in that corner. Windgate finally relents and brings Kelton to the ropes where he whips him off, BUT KELTON IS ABLE TO COUNTER AND SLAM WINDGATE DOWN WITH A SPINEBUSTER! Kelton immediately gets up and stumbles over to his corner before getting an involuntary tag on Bronson Daniels!
Eve: The Euphoric Machine is in, but eats a punch from Windgate! Daniels looks to retaliate, but eats another punch! But a spinning back kick from Bronson has Windgate doubling over long enough for him to connect with a snap Suplex! And a soccer kick right to the back of Windgate follows! Windgate gets to his feet, clutching at his back and is thrown into the corner by Bronson. This time it’s Windgate who’s getting a mud hole stomped in him now before Bronson decides to get distance. Windgate is trying to get his wits about him in the corner, BUT DANIELS CHARGES IN WITH A PICTURE PERFECT CORNER DROPKICK THAT DROPS WINDGATE! Another pinfall attempt in this matchup by Bronson!
Deadprez: NO, WINDGATE GETS THE SHOULDER UP! And Bronson proceeds to hoist Windgate up for presumably another Suplex. But Windgate floats over and brings Bronson down with a Neckbreaker! And now the tides have turned to Windgate’s favor who spots Bronson Daniels down in a seated position. WINDGATE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND COMES CRASHING INTO BRONSON WITH A RUNNING KNEE! THE IMPACT FROM THAT KNEE MADE BRONSON ROLL TO BOTH OF HIS KNEES AND WINDGATE TAKES ADVANTAGE WITH A SUPERKICK THAT HAS BRONSON REELING! AND WINDGATE HOOKS BRONSON IN THE SNAPMARE, COULD WE BE SEEING RUN IT UP?! NO! I’m afraid it’s a bit too early for that and Bronson pushes Justin off of him! Windgate goes tumbling to the outside and Bronson follows.
Gavin Kirkland: Bronson is stalking Justin Windgate here. BRONSON BUILDS UP MOMENTUM TO LEAP OFF THE STEPS AND COME CRASHING DOWN WITH THE MUSHROOM STOMP TO WINDGATE’S CHEST- BUT JUSTIN SIDESTEPS! ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT SENDS BRONSON INTO THE BARRICADE! WINDGATE RUNS INSIDE THE RING AND COMES DOWN ON BRONSON WITH A RUNNING SENTON OVER THE TOP!
Eve: High risk, high reward rings true for Justin Windgate who throws Bronson back into the ring. Windgate posts himself on the top rope, and Windgate is gonna to the well once again with a DIV- BRONSON PREVENTS ANYTHING FROM HAPPENING BY SHAKING THE ROPES WHICH CROTCHES WINDGATE! Bronson is now quick to go to the top rope with Justin. Justin is dazed and confused, BEFORE BEING SENT DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A TOP ROPE HURRICANRANA FROM BRONSON! Windgate is immediately looking to find his way back to a vertical position but that’s stuffed as well when Bronson gets Windgate in position for a powerbomb. Windgate is brought up, BUT DANIELS IS THE ONE SENT DOWN! WINDGATE COUNTERS WITH A HURRICANRANA!
Deadprez: Bronson swings wildly at Justin, who ducks under, AND CATCHES BRONSON BEHIND THE EAR WITH A PELE KICK!! Bronson goes stumbling backwards into the ropes before bouncing off with THE MUSHROOM STOMP!! DANIELS CAVES IN THE CHEST OF JUSTIN WINDGATE WHO GETS HOOKED FOR A COVER!
Deadprez: WINDGATE GETS THE SHOULDER UP! And now is the time for Bronson to swap out with Jon Kelton as these two men are finally making some progress with willingly tagging each other now.
Eve: Kelton is in! Seems like he and Bronson have some double team offense planned as Kelton Irish whips Bronson into Justin in the corner. BUT WINDGATE AVOIDS BRONSON AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE AND DANIELS GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST! KELTON WASN’T EXPECTING THAT ONE AND CHARGES AT WINDGATE HIMSELF WHO SIDESTEPS WHATEVER KELTON HAD PLANNED AND THROWS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE! NOW WINDGATE MAKES A SPRINT TO TAG IN JACK RIPLEY!
Gavin Kirkland: Kelton is back in the ring and he’s looking to make sure that doesn’t happen!
Gavin Kirkland: KELTON WAS TOO LATE AND HERE COMES THE CHAMP WHO BRINGS KELTON DOWN WITH FOREARM AFTER FOREARM! KELTON LOOKS TO FIRE BACK, BUT HE GETS HOISTED ONTO THE SHOULDERS OF RIPLEY! LAWN DART!!!
Eve: NO, KELTON SLIPS OUT THE BACK FOR SPOILER ALERT!! SKULL CRUSHING FINALE CONNECTS…NO! RIPLEY ESCAPES, AND KELTON RUNS RIGHT INTO “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!” THE SUPERKICK SENDS JON RIGHT BACK INTO HIS CORNER WHERE DANIELS IMMEDIATELY TAGS HIMSELF IN!
Gavin Kirkland: GUNSMOKE!!! DENIED! RIPLEY DUCKS UNDER AND GETS BRONSON UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS…LAWN DART!! BRONSON GOES CRASHING INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!! AND NOW RIPLEY STALKS BRONSON FOR YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!! BUT BRONSON DUCKS UNDER!! AND THE REFEREE EATS THE SUPERKICK INSTEAD!
Deadprez: Our official has been taken out, who’s gonna call this match now?
Eve: I don’t think either side care as they’re continuing to fight before Ripley gets brought up by Bronson for a powerbomb and slammed down with a powerbomb! BRONSON ROLLS RIPLEY TO HIS KNEES FOR A KNEE TO THE FACE! BUT RIPLEY CATCHES THE LEG OF BRONSON BEFORE IMPACT AND SPINS HIM AROUND!! DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME!!! THE RUNNING KNEE CONNECTS!!
Deadprez: Jack Ripley hooks an unconscious Bronson for the Ripple Effect- but wait just a minute. IT’S KID OHIO! KID OHIO BEAT SIERRA BRADFORD EARLIER ON TONIGHT AND NOW HE’S SETTING HIS SIGHTS ON JUSTIN WINDGATE WHO JUST GOT PULLED OFF THE APRON AND TAKEN OUT WITH THE PICTURE PERFECT KICK! THAT SUPERKICK FLOORS JUSTIN WINDGATE!
(Ohio stands over the limp Justin Windgate and makes the title motion around his waist.)
Gavin Kirkland: Perhaps a message sent to the Interwire Champion- JACK RIPLEY!! RIPLEY SOARS TO THE OUTSIDE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE THAT TAKES DOWN KID OHIO!! RIPLEY COMING TO THE AID OF HIS PARTNER BUT THERE’S STILL A MATCH GOING ON AND DANIELS TAKES OUT RIPLEY WITH A BACK PLANCHA AND ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE! Ripley and Bronson remain fighting on the outside as the referee seems to have finally regained consciousness and is starting a count.
Eve: Ripley and Bronson aren’t even paying attention to the referee as Ripley slams Bronson head first into the ring post, that’s gonna leave a mark!
Deadprez: Jack and Bronson are going back and forth, this is becoming too reminiscent of their previous encounter here on Showdown where Bronson won by count out cover Jack Ripley.
Gavin Kirkland: BRONSON DANIELS TAKES CLOSE OF THE DRAWING DOWN COUNT AND HE LANDS A QUICK KNEE ACROSS THE FACE OF RIPLEY THAT BRINGS HIM DOWN! MEANWHILE, BRONSON SLIDES IN THE RING AT THE COUNT OF EIGHT!
Eve: NO, NOT THIS AGAIN! RIPLEY IS ATTEMPTING TO GET BACK IN THE RING, BUT HE’S PULLED OUT BY HIS LEG BY JON KELTON! RIPLEY, HOWEVER, QUICKLY HANDLES THIS PROBLEM BY KICKING KELTON IN THE MIDSECTION AND CHUCKING HIM IN THE STEPS! RIPLEY NOW MAKES HIS WAY BACK INTO THE RING!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Runnin” by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin plays again and a distraught Jack Ripley just shakes his head from the outside of the ring while Bronson Daniels celebrates having once again scoring a count out victory over Jack Ripley.)
Gina Romano: HERES YOUR WINNERS…BRONSON DANIELS AND JON KELTON!!
Eve: Come on, I didn’t want the match to end like this again. And I get that a win is a win, but Bronson shouldn’t be as happy as he is right now with a victory like that.
Gavin Kirkland: In wrestling, the only thing that matters are wins and losses Eve. And when you check the history books, on paper, Bronson Daniels has now found a way to beat the current Answers World Champion twice.
Deadprez: True. But I hope Bronson realizes that if he does win the number one contendership, there is no more winning by count out and he’s gonna actually have to pin or submit Jack to even get the Answers World Title.
(Kelton slides in the ring and gets his hand raised alongside Bronson Daniels who turns his attention to Jack Ripley and begins motioning the title to be around his waist. Ripley is still at ringside disappointed with hands around his waist.)
Deadprez: Seems that victory has brought Kelton and Bronson a bit closer together. After all, Bronson owes Kelton a little credit for his assist in keeping Ripley on the outside. But- BRONSON GETS ATTACKED FROM BEHIND BY JON KELTON! SO MUCH FOR THAT PARTNERSHIP AND KELTON PLANTS DOWN BRONSON WITH THE FINAL ATONEMENT!! FUTURE SHOCK DDT KNOCKS OUT DANIELS IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT RING!
(Kelton takes out Daniels and immediately turns his attention over to Ripley and does the same championship gesture to Ripley that Bronson did. Ripley still having the same reaction, not sure how to process what just happened in the match but shaking his head at the actions of Kelton and Daniels before we fade to black.)
(Commercial of Strawberry Steve hanging around with sloths at the zoo.)
(“Raise Up The Lights” by The Siege plays through the speakers as James Ranger comes out with his wife, Joyanne Ranger walking beside him. She talks to him about strategy as he nods, taking in each word he says to her. James is focused on the ring and the type of opponent that he’ll be stepping inside the ring against. He and Joyanne make the way down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS A FIRST-ROUND MATCH IN THE 2021 KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY JOYANNE RANGER…HAILING FROM LONDON, ENGLAND…WEIGHING IN 243 POUNDS… HE IS ‘THE BLACK MAMBA’… JAMES RANGER!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: This is the second match of the night for the King of Elite Tournament. An interesting match up against a man who was a number one contender for the Interwire Championship at Road to Redemption. He fell short of his prize at capturing the championship, but he had a fantastic performance in the match. He showed that he could be a future champion in 2021. As long as he works and stays motivated, I can see that happening.
Eve: James Ranger is a veteran in the wrestling business, but the EAW stage is something that he hasn’t seen in his life and the opponent that he’s facing tonight, is nothing like we’ve seen before in a woman, but he has the size and weight advantage over her. To James, he should have nothing to worry about, but Kassidy Heart has the ruthlessness and cunning nature as well as the knowledge from her husband, the Chairman of the Board and multi-time World Champion, Mr. DEDEDE.
Deadprez: Kassidy Heart would need to display all of that if she wants to walk out as the winner, but I think that James will surprise people tonight.
(James has gotten into the ring and takes his corner. Joyanne is still on the apron, and the two of them discuss strategy as James’ music fades out. “Monster” by Kanye West featuring Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z begins to play.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPP-
(Gina is cut off by the lights going out much to the chagrin of the crowd. Kassidy’s music has been abruptly cut as well.)
Gavin Kirkland: Oh shit! Hold me Eve!
Eve: DID YOU JUST USE THE LIGHTS GOING OUT AS AN EXCUSE TO GRAB MY VAGINA???
Deadprez: Oh for fuck’s sake. We saw this shit on Dynasty last night. Something tells me we are about to find out even more reasons why King of Elite should apparently be boycotted.
(Sure enough, the videotron flickers to life.)
(The same voice from last night begins to speak over the PA system.)
Voiceover: It just continues to get worse. Earlier tonight, the world was forced to watch as Consuela Rose Ava advanced to the next round of this vile tournament. As I alluded to last night, King of Elite has always been an absolute disgrace of an event, but now we have members of the opposite sex competing for the right to be crowned ‘King’. It offends me to no end that there are men in this world who consider themselves deserving of such a title, when there is truly only one individual on this Earth worthy of being called such, but to allow ego-driven, greedy, sinful women the chance at the title is taking things to an entirely different level that I simply can not get behind. I understand that EAW wants to be looked at as progressive, and I applaud their efforts, but this is not the way. This tournament is not that platform, for it is giving an even bigger spotlight to the Avas and Kassidy Hearts of the world. These women are not pure. They most certainly are not chaste. They do not belong on a bigger stage for the world to see their terrible ways at the forefront. These are not the women you should want your daughters to look up too, and their presence in this tournament does nothing but give them the right to further push their selfish agendas onto other people. They are being allowed to show their bodies off and flaunt themselves, and none of that is behavior befitting a ‘King’.
(The videotron fades into a scene from earlier today.)
(Kassidy Heart, flanked by her personal attendant, Dasha Rybáriková, leaves the fancy trailer she shares with her husband during the shows. As if people like DEDEDE and Kassidy would ever share common locker room space with mere mortals. Kassidy and Dasha are in deep conversation as they watch something on the iPad Dasha holds in her hands. It is likely a review of Kassidy’s second day of her rigorous “14 Days of Hell” training schedule, and if ‘The Mauler’ is feeling tired or achy, she is not showing it. This training plan obviously took a huge mental and physical toil on her during the weeks leading up to Pain for Pride, but it’s clear that Kassidy is in a much better place now. She is confident and ready to conquer everything, and that includes the King of Elite tournament and whatever gets thrown at her in training.)
Dasha Rybáriková: I think that tomorrow your biggest challenge will be the weather. Rain and snow will be expected.
Kassidy Heart: Not even the elements have the ability to fuck with me when I am in the best physical condition of my life. You can rest assured the report you send back will be full of positives and record breaking performances.
(Dasha is about to reply when someone steps in front of both women. Dasha is a bit caught off guard and Kassidy immediately looks annoyed. The person interrupting them is the same nun who gave a warning to Consuela.)
Nun: Excuse me, I am so sorry to interrupt. Do you think you two could spare a moment for a wise old woman?
Kassidy Heart: Not really. Both of us have better things to do so if you could step aside, that would be great.
Dasha Rybáriková: Please, and with all due respect of course.
(Kassidy can’t help but roll her eyes at the apologetic tone in her attendant’s voice. The nun gives Dasha a most gracious smile and hands her a flier.)
Dasha Rybáriková: Boycott King of Elite. So this is still a thing?
(Kassidy reaches over and snatches the flier from the other woman’s hands.)
Kassidy Heart: Not on my watch. Go away you meddling bitch, shoo, and take your propaganda with you. This tournament is about to go down in history as the greatest one ever because it’s all going to culminate in me getting that crown placed on my head. So fuck you and fuck anyone else who believes in this shit.
(Kassidy gives the flier a disgusted look and rips it in half. She throws the pieces up in the air and both she and Dasha brush past the nun and continue on their way. The nun can’t help but give them both a solemn look.)
Nun: I tried to warn them, Sir. I really did.
(She looks up at the sky and blesses herself, before disappearing into the night.)
(The scene fades out but the videotron stays on.)
Voiceover: Crude, rude, and driven by hate and greed. That is not the type of person that I want to represent my company. Kassidy Heart potentially winning the crown is enough of a reason to cancel this whole thing. It’s not too late for us to end the madness. Things haven’t gone too far as of yet. I beg you all to stop this and force the powers-to-be to just cancel what’s left of this thing. Lets erase it from history. After all, no good winner has ever come from it.
(With that final note, the voice fades out.)
(The lights come back up and everyone seems to be a bit confused. Joyanne is telling James to ignore what happened just now and stick to the plan. Gina takes a moment to recover, and finally steps back into the center of the ring. “Monster” begins to play once again. Kassidy Heart walks out with a motivated and focused look on her face. She has confidence with each step as she looks towards James Ranger in the ring.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA…SHE IS ‘THE MAULER’…KASSIDY HEART!!!!!
Eve: Well that was weird as fuck and honestly, I’m fucking offended that this bozo seems to have a problem with the prospect of us having a female King this year.
Deadprez: Lowkey, I get the impression this person is offended over practically anything. Sounds a lot like a certain Voltage Elitist if you ask me.
(No one could really argue with that.)
Eve: Anyways! So yeah! This match…
Gavin Kirkland: If I had to pick a favorite in this entire tournament, I am looking at the woman. She defeated Dr. Bethany Blue in an Unsanctioned Match at Road to Redemption and she’s looking to get a victory over James Ranger tonight and advance to the next round of the tournament.
Eve: Honestly, just looking at the tournament and I’m afraid for all the people who have to face Kassidy Heart. Honestly, this woman is motivated to add another accomplishment to her strong resume already. She’s only been here for a few years, but she is already considered as one of the best in the company. She may or may not believe it, but she is one of the best in this company.
Deadprez: I don’t think that Kassidy Heart is expecting much from James Ranger tonight, but this is James’ opportunity to prove that Kassidy should take him seriously. Both are looking to add a win to their column, but who will it be? We’re going to figure that out right now!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: It seems like James Ranger is going to be looking to step up to ‘The Mauler.’ It’s an interesting approach with him. For someone to come at Kassidy Heart and demand some sort of test of strength is quite interesting, but James is here to prove that he can hang with someone of Kassidy’s level. Meanwhile, Kassidy wants to prove that she more than belongs in the main event scene on Showdown.
Deadprez: There are a ton of people who should be looking at Kassidy Heart as an odds on favorite to win the King of Elite tournament.
Gavin Kirkland: If there is anyone on Showdown who I would think would be an excellent representative for the brand, it has to be this beautiful young woman. One of the most skilled wrestlers on the roster. Someone who can out wrestle anyone that she steps inside the ring with.
Eve: It seems like Kassidy Heart is going to accept the test of strength from James Ranger, but James seems to overpower her and push her towards the ropes. James holds Kassidy there until the referee begins his count.
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Deadprez: James Ranger releases the hold as he slowly backs away before giving Kassidy Heart the space to get herself back in this match up. To Kassidy, I don’t think that she’s expecting much fight from James Ranger, but I think that James is going to surprise us tonight. James is gesturing for Kassidy to come after him as Kassidy sees that as an invitation to come at him with everything that she has. The two Elitists circle around each other before locking up, but James Ranger manages to wrap his arms around the waist of the former National Elite Champion and hoists her up for a German, but Kassidy manages to keep her feet planted on the ground as she manages to hit James in the face with an elbow! She releases herself from the position as she turns herself around to nail him with a knee strike, but James manages to get Kassidy by her knee and pushes her away from him from the time being!
Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy Heart tries to come at him with a spinning heel kick, BUT JAMES RANGER MANAGES TO DUCK IT BEFORE LIFTING KASSIDY FOR AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION AS KASSIDY MANAGES TO COUNTER THAT WITH A ROLL UP! KASSIDY IS LOOKING TO STEAL THE VICTORY HERE!
Eve: James manages to roll himself out of the roll up attempt as Kassidy Heart nails him in the gut with one of her knees! She manages to follow that up with a side Russian leg sweep as she takes him down! Kassidy needs to make sure that she keeps James Ranger down for the time being as she sees that he’s getting to an all fours position! KASSIDY REBOUNDS HERSELF OFF THE HORIZONTAL SET OF ROPES BEFORE NAILING ‘BLACK MAMBA’ WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF HIS SKULL! James is rolled over to his back as she manages to get in a couple of punches around his face before picking him up by his hair and throws him head first against the turnbuckle! James manages to turn himself around, BUT KASSIDY HEART EXTENDS HER LEG AND PLACES IT ONTO THE THROAT OF JAMES, GOING FOR AN EXTENDED LEG FOOT CHOKE AS SHE HOLDS IT THERE UNTIL THE REFEREE BEGINS TO COUNT!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, KASSIDY!
Deadprez: Kassidy nails James with a knee to his ribs as soon as the referee told her to release the foot choke! She glares at the referee’s way, but decides not to retaliate in any way! It seems like she’s clearly focused on defeating James Ranger and making sure that he does not make it past the first round of this tournament. Kassidy begins to hit some precise kicks towards the face of James! James is trying to block his face from these kicks, but Kassidy manages to get each one in! Kassidy stops as she manages to take a couple steps back! Oh, I think I have SOME idea of what move she’s planning to hit next! We’ve seen this move from her husband as —
Gavin Kirkland: RAPTURE FROM KASSIDY HEART! SHE NAILS JAMES RANGER IN THE FACE!!!!
Eve: NO! JAMES RANGER MANAGES TO DUCK OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND! KASSIDY ISN’T ABLE TO STOP HER MOMENTUM AS SHE MANAGES TO GET HER LEG ON THE TOP ROPE! BEFORE KASSIDY MANAGES TO GET HER LEG OFF THE TOP ROPE, JAMES MANAGES TO CLUTCH A FISTFULL OF HER HAIR BEFORE NAILING HER WITH A NECKBREAKER! Kassidy is holding onto the back of her neck as it seems like James has found a way to get this match to his favor! Kassidy is trying to get to her feet, but James manages to pull her towards him before connecting with a beautiful twisting fisherman’s suplex! Instead of going for the cover, it seems like he’s going to continue wearing down Kassidy. He applies a front headlock to the former Universal Women’s Champion, but he transitions that to a muta lock!
Deadprez: James Ranger brought a submission move into this match and now, it’s looking like he can be a wonderful technical wrestler and show that he can do submissions like Kassidy! Kassidy seems to be in pain at the moment! James seems to have Kassidy where he wants her, but Kassidy is not going to throw in the towel just yet! This match is important ladies and gentlemen, we are aware that getting a victory over Kassidy Heart is quite difficult, but getting a submission victory over her? That will get the entire Showdown locker room to not sleep on James Ranger! Can you imagine James submitting Kassidy?
Gavin Kirkland: Not in a million, billion years, DP! Kassidy Heart is too stubborn to quit! She refuses to go down without some sort of fight! All Kassidy needs is a tiney, tiny opening before she can turn the tides of this match!
Eve: Literally, you see that Kassidy is trying to drag her body towards the bottom rope! You’re right about something, Gavin; she is too stubborn to quit! She still has so much fight in her and to see her quit would be so out of her character, but just look at her trying to drag herself to the bottom rope! Meanwhile, you have James Ranger who is training to maintain that muta lock on ‘The Mauler,’ but he is losing his grasp on her!
Deadprez: Kassidy manages to get her hand on the bottom rope as James Ranger releases the hold, but he manages to get her by her legs! Wait, is he going for another submission hold? It seems like he is getting Kassidy Heart in position for a sharpshooter, but Kassidy manages to use the momentum to twist James Ranger away from her! Meanwhile, she uses that small window of open time to get herself to her feet, but James manages to stop her momentum by going for a single knee facebreaker as Kassidy stumbles back, but James manages to get her by her ankles before connecting with a drop toe hold as Kassidy is taken to her knees!
Gavin Kirkland: Muh Kassipoo. 😢 James Ranger follows that up with a running enzuigiri as Kassidy Heart falls to her side! James picks up Kassidy before putting her in a powerbomb position before holding her up, BUT YOU SEE THE FIGHT IN KASSIDY HEART STILL AS SHE DELIVERS SOME NASTY LOOKING PUNCHES TO THE TOP OF JAMES RANGER’S HEAD, BUT HE MANAGES TO THROW HER INTO THE TURNBUCKLES WITH A TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB! James manages to follow that with a running uppercut as Kassidy stumbles forward! James manages to hook her by the arm with a hip toss, BUT KASSIDY MANAGES TO LAND ON HER FEET BEFORE FOLLOWING THAT WITH A BACK ELBOW AND PELE KICK, WHICH STAGGERS ‘BLACK MAMBA’ TO THE HORIZONTAL SET OF ROPES!
Eve: KASSIDY HEART RUSHES FORWARD BEFORE NAILING JAMES RANGER WITH A RUNNING, JUMPING STO! JAMES FALLS TO HIS BACK AS KASSIDY GETS TO HER FEET.
(Kassidy Heart wipes her feet on the mat, almost if she is wiping the dirt towards James Ranger. Kassidy flips her beautiful and shiny blonde hair before she looks back at James. Kassidy is feeling quite confident that she could end this match whenever she wants too, but it wouldn’t hurt to toil James Ranger just a bit longer.)
Deadprez: KASSIDY CONNECTS WITH A STANDING MOONSAULT INTO SOME DOUBLE KNEES ONTO THE RIBS OF JAMES! IT SEEMS LIKE SHE’S GOING TO GO FOR THE COVER HERE!
Gavin Kirkland: A kick out by James Ranger! But, it seems like Kassidy Heart has James by his feet! What could she be planning at the moment?
Eve: It seems like she’s going for ‘XoXo Kass,’ a beautiful figure-eight leg lock. James Ranger is trying to twist himself away from ‘The Mauler,’ but Kassidy manages to deliver a nasty stomp in between the legs of James as she manages to apply the figure-four, but does she have James Ranger where she wants to connect with a figure-eight?
Deadprez: AND…SHE SUCCESSFULLY APPLIES THE BRIDGE! James Ranger finds himself trapped in the middle of the ring! James finds himself in a bit of trouble at the moment as Kassidy has him completely trapped with XoXo Kass, but James is trying to reach for the bottom rope! You would think that someone was petite as Kassidy Heart, that anyone would be able to successfully counter her submission hold, but I’ve heard from quite a few Elitists is that Kassidy’s submission holds aren’t anything to laugh and joke. Once you find yourself in one of her submissions, there is an immense amount of pain. It doesn’t matter your gender or weight, but her submissions are painful for anyone!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s a wonderful observation, DP. It seems like James Ranger is getting a good taste of how good that figure-eight is! But, you can see that he hasn’t given up with trying to reach for the bottom rope! Oh no, he’s not looking to face another submission loss, which was how he lost at Road to Redemption! He wants to be able to continue this match underneath his own will! You can see the intense look on the former National Elite Champion’s face! Look at that bridge. :oh: It’s a thing of beauty, but I prefer if she was bent the other way —
Eve: We spent the last few minutes talking up her technical wrestling abilities and you ruined it with your perverted nature. You’re the reason why we can’t have nice things!
Gavin Kirkland: Eve, I am a man and I have my needs!
Deadprez: Meanwhile the two of you were bickering, you see that James Ranger is just inches away from the bottom rope as he manages to grasp onto it! Kassidy Heart must release the figure-eight leg lock!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Gavin Kirkland: My beautiful Mauler manages to release the hold, but she looks quite pissed that James managed to grasp onto the bottom rope, but it may just establish what she is going to need to do in order to put James Ranger down for good! Kassidy manages to get James by his legs before sliding underneath the bottom rope and into the outside! She has each leg of James between the corner ring post! Oh god, I think I see what Kassidy is trying to do here! I THINK THAT EVERY MAN ON SHOWDOWN IS GOING TO CRINGE AS KASSIDY PULLS JAMES RANGER CLOSER AND HAVING HIS LITTLE RANGERS GET A GOOD FEEL OF THE STEEL COLD TURNBUCKLE —
Eve: NO! JAMES MANAGES TO KICK KASSIDY AWAY FROM HIM, BUT KASSIDY REGAINS GRASP OF JAMES’ LEG BEFORE —
Deadprez: IT’S KASSIDY HEART WHO’S NOSE GOES CRASHING FIRST AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE! I THINK THAT THE VIRTUAL EAW UNIVERSE FELT THAT! I THINK THAT I MAY HAVE HEARD HER NOSE CRASHING, BUT THE CAMERA IS NOT ALLOWING US TO GET A DECENT SIGHT OF THAT!
(The camera pans to the blood gushing out of Kassidy Heart’s nose. She uses her hand to touch her nose. The blood gets on her hand before looking back at James Ranger, who seems a bit shock that Kassidy is bleeding, but Kassidy maintains a cold look on her face, almost like she’s more than ready to rip James’ head from his fucking body.)
Gavin Kirkland: Like almost like James Ranger was a fucking doll, Kassidy Heart manages to yank James by his leg and out of the ring! James tries to get himself to his feet, but RAPTURE! THE RAPTURE TO JAMES AS HE FALLS TO HIS BACK! You can see that Kassidy is trying to wipe the blood from her nose, but she smears it on her face instead as she manages to get James Ranger by his braids and slams his head first against the hard part of the apron! SHE GETS JAMES ON THE APRON! KASSIDY MANAGES TO GET ON THE APRON HERSELF BEFORE SHE RUSHES TOWARDS HIM BEFORE HITTING HIM WITH A ‘NORVINA LIGHTS’, A SPIKED HURRICANRANA AS JAMES LANDS ON HIS SKULL!
Eve: Kassidy Heart is bringing the fire into this match up as James Ranger is trying to scramble himself to his feet, but it seems like that Norvina Lights took some of the stability in his movement as she takes him down with a spinning heel kick! James instantly falls to his back and it seems like he’s completely out of it at the moment. Kassidy Heart rolls him back inside the ring before sliding herself back in the ring! It seems like she’s going to go for the pinfall. Will this be what she needs to win the match and advance to the next round in the King of Elite tournament?
Deadprez: JAMES RANGER GETS A SHOULDER UP!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT, KASSIDY HEART MANAGES TO STOMP THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD BEFORE GETTING HIM BY THE ARMS! ARE WE GOING TO SEE ANOTHER SUBMISSION HOLD FROM ‘GAWD’S GREATEST CREATION?’
Eve: It seems like we’re getting a bow and arrow stretch from her! You wouldn’t think that someone as petite as Kassidy Heart would have so much strength to lift someone like James Ranger up in a bow and arrow stretch, but she continues to impress everyone in this match up! Kassidy is holding back James’ arms as the referee begins to ask if he wants to submit in this match, but James is shaking his head! He is not going to throw in the towel anytime soon! You can see the look on James Ranger’s face as he is struggling for any way to get himself out of this move. It seems like Kassidy is now cracking back the neck of the ‘Black Mamba’ before she brings him down to earth in a surfboard kind of stretch!
Deadprez: To make things easier for James Ranger, she releases the stretch as he drops face first. Kassidy is up to her feet as she manages to get James Ranger up by his face, getting a good look at him before shoving his face to the side! From right there, you can see that Kassidy doesn’t think James Ranger is anything special. She feels confident about her chances at defeating him, but I think that James is not looking to go down without a fight. If there is anyone that knows a thing or two about fighting for your spot, it’s James Ranger. It’s what he did at Reasonable Doubt. It’s what he did at Road to Redemption and there’s no doubt that is what he’s doing right now in this match!
Gavin Kirkland: JAMES RANGER MANAGES TO KICK KASSIDY HEART IN THE STOMACH BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A REVERSE SIDE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP OUT OF COMPLETELY NOWHERE! I don’t think that James responded well to that show of disrespect from ‘The Mauler.’ James gets Kassidy by one of her arms before Irish whipping her to the corner! Kassidy manages to catch herself at the corner as James charges towards her at the corner, but Kassidy manages to hold her foot up as she plans to stop James’ momentum, BUT JAMES MANAGES TO STOP HIMSELF ON TIME, GETS A GOOD HOLD OF KASSIDY’S FOOT BEFORE PULLING HER CLOSER AND CONNECTING WITH A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX! JAMES GETS TO HIS FEET AS HE’S DEMANDING FOR KASSIDY TO GET TO HER FEET AS —
Eve: THE JUMPING, SPINNING SOLE KICK BY JAMES RANGER ON KASSIDY HEART! KASSIDY FALLS TO THE MAT AS JAMES IS ON FIRE AT THE MOMENT! I THINK THAT HE COULD SEE HIMSELF GETTING THE BIGGEST VICTORY OF HIS FUCKING CAREER! A victory over Kassidy Heart is mighty impressive and he knows how much that will raise his stock on Showdown! HE MANAGES TO GET KASSIDY AND CONNECTS WITH THREE KNEE STRIKES TO HER FACE! THREE BRUTAL KNEE STRIKES TO THE FACE OF THE FORMER UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION! NOW, HE MANAGES TO GET KASSIDY IN POSITION AS HE HITS THE SUNSET FINISH! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB TO KASSIDY AS JAMES HAS HER THERE FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: JAMES RANGER CANNOT BELIEVE IT! HE THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS GOING TO BE IT! JAMES IS TRYING TO SPECIFY WITH THE OFFICIAL THAT IT WAS REALLY A THREE COUNT, BUT THE OFFICIAL SAYS THAT IT’S A TWO COUNT! JAMES SLAMS HIS FISTS AGAINST THE MAT! HE IS SHOWING A BIT OF FRUSTRATION, BUT HE CAN’T LET ALL OF THAT GET THE BEST OF HIM! He needs to move past the frustration and try to put away Kassidy Heart now! But damn, Kassidy is still alive and kicking in this match! James is going to need to figure out another way to put down Kassidy Heart for good!
(James Ranger’s eyes go towards the top turnbuckle as he knows the move that he will be going for to end the match.)
Eve: I believe that he’s going for the Advert Dawn, a shooting star double footstomp. This move is a thing of beauty as he is just moments away from getting a victory over Kassidy Heart!
Deadprez: NOT IF KASSIDY HEART HAS ANYTHING TO DO ABOUT! I HAVE NO IDEA HOW SHE WAS ABLE TO SPRING BACK TO LIFE AS SHE MEETS JAMES RANGER ON THE TOP ROPE! JAMES IS TRYING TO PUSH KASSIDY OFF OF THE TOP ROPE, BUT KASSIDY IS TRYING TO KEEP HER FEET PLANTED ON THE ROPES AS SHE DELIVERS A NASTY LOOKING PUNCH TO JAMES, BUT JAMES THROWS ANOTHER PUNCH TO KASSIDY! BUT, KASSIDY NAILS JAMES WITH A NASTY LOOKING HEADBUTT! I THINK THAT SHE NAILED JAMES ON THE NOSE! IT’S ALMOST KARMA FOR JAMES BUSTING UP HER NOSE EARLIER IN THE MATCH!
Gavin Kirkland: You can see James Ranger bleeding from his nose, but he refuses to die down as he nails Kassidy Heart with a headbutt of his own! This takes Kassidy down a rope, but she manages to climb herself back on the top rope, but she doesn’t seem quite secured at the moment, but she gets James as —
Eve: CROSS ARMBREAKER FROM THE TOP ROPE! KASSIDY HEART LOCKS IN ‘GAWD’S GIFT!’ KASSIDY LOCKS IN THE AVALANCHE CROSS ARMBREAKER ON JAMES! KASSIDY IS SCREAMING FOR JAMES TO SUBMIT, BUT JAMES IS TRYING TO LOOK FOR SOME WAY TO GET OUT OF THE MOVE! JAMES IS TRYING TO USE HIS FREE HAND TO REACH FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE! THERE’S STILL SOME LIFE IN HIM!
Deadprez: A SHRIEK FROM JAMES RANGER AS KASSIDY HEART BITES HIS FINGERS! IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S TRYING TO MAUL HIS FINGERS! :damn: :damn: :damn:
Gavin Kirkland: NOT ONLY THAT, BUT SHE’S BENDING HIS FINGERS BACK AS SHE CONTINUES TO BITE HIS FINGERS! THIS MAN IS GOING TO GET HIS FUCKING FINGERS BITTEN OFF!
Eve: JAMES RANGER LOOKS TO BE CONFLICTED ON WHAT THE HELL HE SHOULD BE DOING, BUT YOU CAN SEE SOME BLOOD GUSHING OUT OF KASSIDY HEART’S MOUTH. IT SEEMS TO BE THE BLOOD OF JAMES RANGER AS HE TRIES TO HOLD ONTO THE BEST OF HIS ABILITIES! THIS ONLY CAUSES KASSIDY TO BITE HIS FINGERS EVEN HARDER AS WE HEAR A LOUD SHRIEK COMING OUT OF JAMES’ MOUTH!
Gavin Kirkland: JAMES RANGER SUBMITS! JAMES RANGER TAPS OUT! HE COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Monster” plays once again as Kassidy Heart spits James Ranger’s fingers out of his mouth. James is holding his left fingers in pain as you can see that he’s bleeding around the nail part as the camera pans deeper and you can see how deep the bite marks are on his fingers. Kassidy gets up as she gets her hand raised in victory.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER AND ADVANCING TO THE NEXT ROUND OF THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT… ‘THE MAULER’…KASSIDY HEART!!!!!
Eve: Kassidy Heart moves onto the next round of the King of Elite tournament with a victory of James Ranger, who showed a ton of heart in the match. Holy shit, that last part of the match was truly terrifying. I really thought that Kassidy was going to bite his fingers off, but I’m surprised that James lasted as long as he did in the Gawd’s Gift submission, but it just shows him that he’s looking to fight as hard as he possibly can to win on Showdown.
Deadprez: No doubt that James is going to use this loss to fuel and motivate him. He brought the fight to ‘The Mauler’ and if he continues to put on performances like that, 2021 is going to be something special to him. He’s already a talented Elitist and deserves a lot more credit than what people give him. As for Kassidy, she starts off her 2021 with a victory and we could be looking at our representative at King of Elite!
(The last scenes are with James Ranger having his fingers tended to at ringside with a few of the medical personnel and Kassidy Heart celebrating her victory.)
(The scene then pans backstage where Justin Windgate is seen walking backstage with a purpose. Kyra Phillips then stops him.)
Kyra Phillips: Whoa, Justin, I just wanted to get your thoughts on what happened out there earlier tonight in the tag team match?
Justin Windgate: Well, that Kid Ohio guy stuck his nose in my business, and he’s gonna learn there;s a price to pay when a new kid tries making a name at my expense.
Kyra Phillips: Before all that, I just wanted to get your thoughts on your title win?
Justin Windgate: Something I worked very hard for the entire season since I lost the New Breed Championship last season. I worked and I worked and I know all that hard work was going to pay off. I worked through my setbacks like my Cash in the Vault loss and my War Games loss, and that brought me to the 24/7 contract. I saw James Ranger and Consuela bound to have a title match, and two respectable competitors like them, I just wanted to be a part of it and show I truly deserved to be the Interwire Champion. I accomplished that and I was the person that put a halt to Consuela’s historic reign with this title, and I promise to take it to new heights just as high as she did. James Ranger showed everybody he deserved to be in that match, and that he is no fluke. I can for sure say I look forward to facing James Ranger again. I applaud and congratulate Consuela on her reign, because she fell just short of the record, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. I am aware I didn’t pin or submit her, so the offer is always open to have a straight one on one matchy to show nothing would have changed if she was in James spot. James put up a hell of a fight against Kassidy earlier, and Consuela advanced to the second round, and I look for my first challenge. I’m ready to be a locker room leader and lead as Interwire Champion, and like Jack, you’re gonna have to kill me to get this championship off of me. I’m taking all comers, and this goes for everybody besides Kid Ohio. You want this Interwire Championship? Come and take it from me!
Kyra Phillips: Do you plan to pursue Kid Ohio?
Justin Windgate: That seems like a no brainer Kyra. Just like Jack said at the start of the show, he wants to be a fighting champion and a champion we can be proud of, and I wanna follow that same example. I am not going to let Kid Ohio pull that stunt on me and get away with it. He most likely did it because he wanted to get the champ’s attention, and well, he’s got it now. But, maybe he’s still new to know that if you piss me off, it’s not a good look for you. So I warn Kid Ohio that he does have the Interwire Champion’s attention, but that isn’t a good thing for him. He cost me an important match, my first match as Interwire Champion teaming with my former War Games partner in the first Showdown of the new year. Hope it was worth it “kid”, because now, there’s going to be serious hell to pay for sticking your nose in my business. Thanks Kyra.
(Justin puts his Interwire Title on his shoulder as he excuses himself away from Kyra. Kyra then looks into the distance )
(Final commercial break.)
( “Roll With Me” by Charli XCX blasts through the speakers in the World 1 Theatre as Andrea Valentine is the first to make her entrance. She appears on the entranceway and makes her way down the ramp with more confidence than ever. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST!! FROM ORLANDO, FLORIDA, WEIGHING IN AT 110 POUNDS…. ANDREAAA VALLLENNTINNNNEEEEEEE!!!
Eve: What a match we have lined up to end the first Showdown episode of the new year, is it not? Andrea Valentine is scheduled to face Harlow Reichert and I know both of these individuals are scratching at the bits to get that main event victory after their Road To Redemption shortcomings. Both individuals came up short after their Extreme Elimination Chamber matches and they are looking to start off this new year with a clean slate and a huge victory over the other. Will it be Valentine? Or will it be Reichert? We shall see.
( As Andrea Valentine mentally prepares herself in the corner of the ring, “Eye Of The Tiger” by New Found Glory echoes throughout the World 1 Theatre. Harlow Reichert proudly moseys onto the entranceway to make her presence known before striding down the ring with conviction in her steps. )
Deadprez: Without a shadow of a doubt, this is going to be one hell of a match. Both of these individuals are two of the best Showdown has to offer and they’re going show exactly why Saturday nights is THE night to tune in. Harlow Reichert and Andrea Valentine are about to tear the roof off this venue, and everyone knows it!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: This match is underway as Harlow Reichert and Andrea Valentine meet in the center of the ring. Both individuals have been waiting for this moment to square off here in the first Showdown episode 2021 as they lock up arms. Collar-and-elbow tie-up engaged and Valentine is quick to muscle Harlow into the corner. She momentarily keeps her there before she grabs her wrist and IRISH WHIPS HER INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER!! REICHERT GOES INTO THE CORNER WHILE ANDREA FOLLOWS CLOSELY FROM BEHIND!!
Eve: Andrea goes for a running clothesline into the corner! Harlow manages to crouch down and muscle her over the top rope. Andrea is situated on the apron while Harlow turns around! FOR A FOREARM SMASH!! NO!! HARLOW FAILS TO HIT ACROSS THE BULLSEYE AS ANDREA THRUSTS HER MIDSECTION THROUGH THE ROPES!! Andrea hovers over the top rope and slides over the shoulders of Reichert. They charge into each other simultaneously! REICHERT WITH AN ARM DRAG!!! ANDREA GETS UP AND GETS GROUNDED WITH ANOTHER ARM DRAG!!!
Gavin Kirkland: The bitch goes for another arm drag, but Valentine however, holds her onto her arm and tugs her up to her feet! Andrea hooks her up and hoists her up into a suplex position! Valentine has her up! BUT ANDREA ESCAPES OFF HER SHOULDERS AND PUSHES HER INTO THE ROPES!! AND NAILS HER IN THE GUT WITH A VICIOUS SPINNING HEEL KICK AS SHE CAME OFF THE ROPES!! That spinning heel kick to the midsection drove the wind out of Valentine as she’s down on both knees! Harlow begins to run the ro-
Deadprez: VALENTINE SNATCHES HER HAIR AND USES IT TO DRIVE HARLOW DOWN ONTO THE BACK OF HER HEAD!! THAT FOLDED THE FORMER EAW PURE CHAMPION LIKE AN ACCORDION AS VALENTINE TAKES ADVANTAGE AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! TO CLOCK REICHERT WITH A MONEY DOUBLE KNEE METEORA THAT CRUSHES HER HEAD ONTO THE CANVAS!! VALENTINE QUICKLY HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE FIRST COVER IN THIS MAIN EVENT!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!!! Valentine quickly implements a grounded headlock onto Reichert. Valentine slowed things down in this match as this main event has already kicked off to a fast pace. Reichert is starting to struggle out of the headlock! Valentine realizes this and elects to take her down with a snapmare. VALENTINE COMES OFF THE ROPES AND GOES FOR A SLIDING FOREARM SMASH!!! AND REICHERT LIFTS HER FOOT UP AND CLOCKS HER RIGHT IN THE MUSHER!!
Deadprez: What awareness shown by the former EAW Pure Champion as Harlow Reichert picks her up. Harlow hooks both arms! FOR A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK SUPLEX POSSIBLY?!?! NO!! VALENTINE SPINS OUT OF HER ARMS AND PULLS HER IN BY THE WRIST!! AND NAILS HER WITH A FOREARM SMASH!!! Harlow is staggered while Valentine continues to grab her by the wrist… VALENTINE GOES FOR ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! HARLOW DUCKS AS SHE HAS HIM PERFECTLY IN THE PUMPHANDLE!!!! SHE HOISTS HARLOW UP!! AND TRANSITIONS THE PUMPHANDLE HOLD INTO THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK!!! AND DRILLS HER DOWN WITH THE SUPLEX!! SHE HOVERS OVER FOR THE SIDEPRESS COVER!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!!! Harlow is now the one applying the grounded headlock on Andrea as positions have switched. This has been an interesting exchange between two of the best Saturday nights has to offer. Harlow is losing control here as ANDREA MANAGES TO SLIP THROUGH HER ARMS AND DRIVE HER DOWN WITH A SIT-OUT JAWBREAKER!! HARLOW IS ROCKED AS OF THIS MOMENT WHILE ANDREA GETS UP TO HER FEET AND NAILS HER WITH A DROPKICK!! HARLOW STUMBLES THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING AS ANDREA QUICKLY SLIDES OUT OF THE RING TO JOIN HER AT RINGSIDE!!
Deadprez: Valentine with a kick to the stomach before grabbing her head and slamming it across the edge of the apron!! Harlow continues to be rocked as Valentine leans her against the steel steps!! HARLOW IS SLUMPED UP AGAINST THE STEPS AS VALENTINE SPRINTS INTO HER DIRECTION!! AND DRIVES HARLOW”S HEAD INTO THE STEEL STEPS WITH A BIG TIME RUNNING BOOT!!!
Eve: BUT HARLOW JUMPED OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND!!! VALENTINE SMASHES HER LEFT FOOT AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS AND GRABS IT IN PAIN!!! HARLOW SEES THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED TOWARDS HER AND CIRCLES HER WAIST!! AND GOES FOR THE SAITO SUPLEX!! BUT ANDREA REMAINS TO HAVE THE WHEREWITHAL TO FLOOR HER WITH A BACK ELBOW SMASH!!!!! HARLOW IS DOWN ONTO ONE KNEE AS VALENTINE SITUATES HERSELF BACK ONTO THE APRON!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT AS VALENTINE GETS UP ONTO THE APRON, HARLOW RUNS UP FROM BELOW AND WHIPS HER LEFT FOOT ONTO THE LED RINGPOST!!!! DID YOU HEAR THAT!?!? WHAT A BANGING, RINGING NOISE AGAINST THE APRON AS HARLOW QUICKLY JOINS HER ON THE APRON AND HOISTS THE WAIST!! AND DROPS HER DOWN ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING WITH A SAITO SUPLEX!! ABSOLUTELY RUTHLESS!!!! SHE QUICKLY GETS HER BACK INTO THE RING FOR A COVER!! COUNT IT, REF!!
Deadprez: VALENTINE POWERS HER SHOULDER UP!! Harlow quickly pulls Valentine up to her feet and lights up her chest with two knife-edge chops before IRISH WHIPPING HER WITH AUTHORITY INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER!!! Valentine instinctively walks into the direction of Harlow. HARLOW SHOVES HER BACK INTO THE ROPES!! VALENTINE COMES OFF AND GETS LIFTED UP INTO THE AIR AND DUMPED WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX!! WHAT A BELLY-TO-BELLY AS HARLOW GOES FOR THE COVER FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS MATCH!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!!!! Harlow is going to have to inflict more damage if she wants to win right here and right now! Harlow gets her up to her feet and DROPS HER DOWN WITH ANOTHER EMPHATIC SAITO SUPLEX!! Valentine gets dropped down onto her neck as Harlow makes her way up to the top turnbuckle! HARLOW WITH HER BACK FACED TOWARDS VALENTINE’S DIRECTION!! SHE IS GOING TO GO FOR THE BACKFLIP INTO A DDT, PERHAPS?!?!?!
Deadprez: DENIED!! VALENTINE KICKS THE LEGS AND GETS HARLOW TRAPPED UP IN THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!! VALENTINE GRABS HER BACK AND JUMPS UP!! AND DRIVES HARLOW DOWN WITH A ROPE-HUNG BACKSTABBER!! WHAT A BACKSTABBER AS VALENTINE QUICKLY ROLLS HER OVER AND GETS THE COVER!! THIS COULD BE IT!! COUNT!!
Gavin Kirkland: HARLOW POWERS OUT AT TWO!!! Andrea gets herself back at a position that she prefers as she proceeds to help Harlow up to her feet! Andrea pounds her chest with a roundhouse kick, and with another. Andrea puts her across the corner and nails her ANOTHER HUGE ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! Andrea uses her powerful legs as she now snatches the head and runs with it into the center of the ring! AND DRIVES HARLOW DOWN WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG!!
Eve: A brutal bulldog as Andrea kips-up to her feet and runs into the ropes! Harlow is up on one knee whereas ANDREA HANDSPRINGS OFF THE ROPES!! AND INTO THE DIRECTION OF HARLOW WITH A BACK ELBOW!!! WAIT!! HARLOW DUCKS THE BACK ELBOW AND HOLDS HER INTO A SAITO SUPLEX!!! NO!!! ANDREA IS ABLE TO GO OVER HER SHOULDERS AND DRAG HER DOWN WITH A SUNSET FLIP!! HARLOW USES THE MOMENTUM TO ROLL STRAIGHT ONTO HER FEET!! AND FLOORS HER WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE SEATED VALENTINE!!
Deadprez: HARLOW PULLS HER UP TO HER FEET AND GOES FOR THE KNEECAP BRAINBUSTER!!! AS I LAY DYING!! NO! THE ATTEMPT IS AVOIDED AS ANDREA WENT AROUND HER KNEE AND ROLLED HER INTO A SCHOOL GIRL!! AND HITS THE VALENTINE’S MASSACRE!!! THE HANDSPRING HEADSCISSORS DRIVER IS UNSUCCESSFUL AS HARLOW SLIPS OUT AND GRABS HER LEFT FOOT!! AND DRIVES IT INTO THE CANVAS!!!
Eve: HARLOW HAS ANDREA GRABBING HER LEFT FOOT IN AGONY AS SHE QUICKLY PICKS HER UP!!! FOR THE FATE’S END!! NO!! ANDREA FLOATS OVER HER SHOULDERS!! AND NAILS HER WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! BUT LOOK!! NOTICE HOW SHE USED HER LEFT FOOT TO ORCHESTRATE THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK AS SHE HOLDS IT IN PAIN MOMENTARILY!! ANDREA GOES OVER TO HARLOW!! BUT HARLOW QUICKLY HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! HOISTS HER UP!! AND SPIKES THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION WITH THE BUTTERFLY PILEDRIVER!! HARLOW IS ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MOMENTARY BREAK AND CONNECT WITH THE DIVINE COMEDY AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE WIN!
Deadprez: VALENTINE HOISTS HER SHOULDER UP BEFORE THREE!! AND IMMEDIATELY ANDREA IS PUT IN THE ANKLE LOCK ONTO HER LEFT FOOT!! HARLOW IS TARGETING HER NUMBER ONE WEAKNESS!! BUT ANDREA IS ABLE TO ROLL THROUGH AND SEND HER FLYING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING!!! BOTH INDIVIDUALS GET UP TO HER FEET!! Andrea Valentine wipes her clean with a forearm smash before Harlow rebounds off the ropes… HARLOW REBOUNDS AND LOOKS TO DROPKICK HER LEFT FOOT!! BUT ANDREA SHOOTS UP INTO THE AIR AT THE LAST SECOND AND COUNTERS IT WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP RIGHT ONTO THE MIDSECTION OF THE FORMER EAW PURE CHAMPION!! GOD DAMN!!
Eve: Valentine continues to nurse her left foot while emerging to her feet. Harlow does the same whereas she is absolutely stunned by that double foot stomp moments ago! VALENTINE COMES OFF THE CORNER AND INTO THE DIRECTION OF HARLOW!! SHE JUMPS ONTO HER FOR THE TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS!! WAIT!! HARLOW MANAGES TO COUNTER IT INTO A SUPLEX!! KNEECAP BRAINBUSTER!!! IT CONNECTS!! WHAT A COUNTER AS HARLOW NOW STUMBLES DOWN FOR THE LATERAL PRESS!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Deadprez: ANDREA VALENTINE KICKS OUT YET AGAIN BEFORE THE COUNT OF THREE!! Harlow almost had her! Harlow is seated in the second turnbuckle, waiting for her moment to strike as Valentine gingerly emerges to her feet! HARLOW SHOOTS OFF THE CORNER AND LEAPS FOR THE JUMPING KNEE STRIKE!! NO!! HARLOW MISSES LES MISERABLES AS VALENTINE SIDESTEPS AND NAILS HER ON THE BULLSEYE WITH A SPINNING BACK FIST!! HARLOW IS STUNNED AS VALENTINE NOW HANDSPRINGS OFF THE ROPES!! AND FLOORS HER WITH THE HANDSPRING BACK ELBOW!!! VALENTINE COMES OFF THE ROPES AND TAKES HARLOW THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING WITH THE TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN!! THIS COULD BE THE MOMENT FOR VALENTINE TO GAIN BACK FULL CONTROL OF THIS MAIN EVENT!!
Eve: ANDREA VALENTINE IS NOW RUNNING THE ROPES!! AIR VALENTINE ON THE FIRST SHOWDOWN MAIN EVENT OF 2021 AS SHE HITS AN OVER-THE-TOP-ROPE SUICIDE DIVE ONTO HARLOW REICHERT!! VALENTINE NOW GETS HER BACK INTO THE RING!! WHAT DOES SHE HAVE IN MIND NOW!?!? HARLOW IS BESIDE THE ROPES AND SLOWLY GETTING UP TO HER FEET!! ANDREA GRIPS BOTH ROPES AS SHE HAS A MENACING LOOK IN HER EYES!! SHE HOVERS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND GETS HER LEGS ONTO THE BACK OF THE BENT OVER ANDREA’S HEAD!! WHAT THE!?!?
Deadprez: ATOMIC BLONDE!! SHE NAILS HER WITH AN OVER-THE-TOP-ROPE SLINGSHOT INVERTED FRANKENSTEINER!! VALENTINE PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS WITH A CRAZY VARIATION OF ATOMIC BLONDE AS SHE ROLLS HER OVER FOR THE COVER!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN! WOW!!
Eve: HARLOW REICHERT IS STILL IN THIS!! MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN IS STILL IN THIS!! ANDREA IS UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WHILE HARLOW IS LAID OUT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! ANDREA IS LOOKING TO END IT ALL!! SHE LEAPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE FOR THE ROUNDING MOONSAULT!! MAGIC HOUR!! NO!!! HARLOW GETS THE KNEES UP!! VALENTINE CLUTCHES HER RIBS IN PAIN AS HARLOW IS GOING FOR HER TURN!!
Deadprez: HARLOW LEAPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLES!!! FOR THE CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! BUT ANDREA GETS HER KNEES UP FOR THE WUTHERING HEIGHTS ATTEMPT!! HARLOW GOES CRASH LANDING ONTO HER HARD KNEES!! BUT IT MAY HAVE DONE ANDREA BAD, AS HARLOW WENT IMPACTING HARD ONTO HER LEFT LEG IN PARTICULAR!!
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow is able to get on her feet slightly quicker than Andrea! ANDREA is hopping on one leg as HARLOW JUMPS DOWN AND GOES FOR THE ANKLE LOCK!! ANDREA BLOCKS THE ATTEMPT WITH HER RIGHT KNEE!! A KNEE STRIKE TO THE JAW AS ANDREA COMES OFF THE ROPES!! AND JUMPS OVER FOR THE CORKSCREW NECKBREAKER!! LOVE HAZE!! LOVE HAZE!!
Deadprez: BUT HARLOW COUNTERS IT AND GOES FOR THE TRANSITION INTO THE GREAT EXPECTATIONS!! BUT ANDREA COUNTERS THE BRIDGING FUJIWARA ARMBAR WITH A CRUCIFIX PIN!!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Deadprez: HARLOW ESCAPES OUT OF THAT PREDICAMENT AS BOTH INDIVIDUALS GET UP TO THEIR FEET!! ANDREA CHARGES IN HER BUT SHE TRIPS ON HER LEFT FOOT!! HER LEFT FOOT BUCKLES AS HARLOW LOOKS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE!! FOR THE LEAPING KNEE STRIKE!!! THE LEAPING KNEE STRIKE TO START WITH LES MISERABLES CONNECTS ACROSS THE JAW OF ANDREA VALENTINE!!
Eve: WAIT NO!! HARLOW GETS ROLLED UP INTO THE SCHOOL GIRL!!! ANDREA SUCKERED HER IN!! OH MY GOD!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT HARLOW IS ABLE TO ESCAPE OUT OF ANOTHER PREDICAMENT!!!!! BOTH GET UP TO THEIR FEET!! AND ANDREA CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING BACK FIST YET AGAIN!!! HARLOW IS SWAYING SIDE TO SIDE BACK AND FORTH WHILE ANDREA SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!!! AND SPINS INTO THE DIRECTION OF REICHERT!! REICHERT JUMPS UP AND NAILS HER IN THE JAW WITH THE LEAPING KNEE STRIKE!!
Eve: HARLOW CONNECTS WITH IT!! BUT ANDREA CONNECTS WITH THE CORKSCREW NECKBREAKER IN RESPONSE!! WHERE THE HELL DID ANDREA FIND THE ENERGY AND WHEREWITHAL TO RESPOND WITH LOVE HAZE!!! ANDREA IS SCRATCHING AND CLAWING OVER TO THE SUBCONSCIOUS REICHERT FOR THE COVER!! SHE IS INCREDIBLY SLOW AS SHE LOOKS TO GET THE ARM OVER ON HARLOW!!
Deadprez: BUT HARLOW ROLLS OUT OF THE RING!! GREAT RING IQ BY MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN AS ANDREA VALENTINE CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! HARLOW IS LAID OUT ON THE RINGSIDE FLOOR AS ANDREA WANTS TO GET THE PINFALL IN!! THIS IS A HUGE VICTORY IF ANDREA IS ABLE TO GET HER BACK INTO THE RING!! HOWEVER, ANDREA ELECTS NOT TO GET OUT TO RETRIEVE HARLOW AS SHE UP ON BOTH FEET?!?!
Eve: WHAT THE HELL IS ANDREA THINKING HERE?!?! ANDREA IS UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! HARLOW IS UP ON BOTH KNEES WHILE ANDREA IS PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! ANDREA SOARS OFF THE TOP!! FOR THE V-DAY DIVING SOMERSAULT SEATED SENTON!!! SHE SOARS FROM THE HEAVENS ONTO HARLOW REICHERT
Deadprez: BUT HARLOW SIDE STEPS AND ANDREA LANDS ONTO HER FEET!! ANDREA ROLLS HER LEFT ANKLE AS HARLOW PUSHES HER BACK ONTO THE APRON!! HARLOW KEEPS HER STANDING ON THE APRON AS SHE PLACES HER HEAD BETWEEN HER LEGS!! WHAT IS THIS!! SHE FLIPS HER OVER AND DRIVES HER DOWN ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH THE FRONT FLIP PILEDRIVER!!
Eve: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD CONNECTS AS HARLOW QUICKLY GETS HER BACK INTO THE RING!! BUT SHE ISN’T DONE YET!! HARLOW KNOWS SHE HAS TO DO ONE MORE THING!! SHE ASCENDS THE TURNBUCKLES AND SITUATES HERSELF ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND SOARS OFF!!!!! CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!! WUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTHHHHHHHHHHHHHERINGGGGGG HEIGHTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! AND THEN SHE PUTS IN A HEEL HOOK!!! A HEEL HOOK IS CINCHED IN!!!! AND SHE HAS NO OPTION BUT TO TAP OUT!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Eye of the Tiger” by New Found Glory blasts through the speakers as Harlow Reichert gets up to her feet with joy and elation as Andrea Valentine is laid out in the center of the ring. Harlow gets her hands raised before she steps through the ropes and gradually makes her way back up the ramp. )
Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNER!! HARLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW REIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICHERRTTT!!!
Eve: Harlow Reichert with an all-impressive victory over the former World Champion! What an amazing match to cap off the first Showdown episode of the new year and both of these individuals showed how great this programme is! Harlow Reichert captures a victory that will surely have her in a great position as we approaching King Of Elite! What a victory!
(Harlow exits the ring, and she turns around to pose one more time on the top of the ramp.)
Gavin Kirkland: What a victory, indeed as Andre- WHAT THE!??!
Eve: XAVIER WILLIAMS!! XAVIER WILLIAMS IS BACK!!! HE JUST HOPPED THE BARRICADE AND ENTERED THE RING!!
Deadprez: WHAT THE HELL IS XAVIER WILLIAMS HERE DOING IN THE RING!?!? HE HAS A STEEL CHAIR WITH HIM! XAVIER HASN’T BEEN SEEN SINCE BEFORE REASONABLE DOUBT, AND HE IS JUST STANDING IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, IN FRONT OF ANDREA VALENTINE!!!! ANDREA IS STILL RECOVERING FROM THE DAMAGE TO HER LEFT FOOT AS XAVIER WILLIAMS IS JUST A STARING A LASER INTO HER DEFENSELESS IMAGE!!
Eve: XAVIER WEDGES HER LEFT FOOT BETWEEN THE ONE STEEL CHAIR!! WHAT IS HE THINKING HERE!??! HARLOW REICHERT IS JUST LOOKING FROM THE STAGE IN SHOCK AS XAVIER WILLIAMS MAY BE THINKING OF TAKING ANDREA VALENTINE FOR GOOD!?! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HARLOW!! GO OUT AND HELP ANDREA!!!
Deadprez: I do not think Harlow Reichert has any intention to help her out!! HER DAMAGED LEFT FOOT IS CAUGHT UP IN THE STEEL CHAIR AS XAVIER IS PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! XAVIER STILL HIS EYES LOCKED ON ANDREA AS HARLOW IS JUST LOOKING DOWN AT WHAT IS ABOUT TO BE AN ATTEMPTED MURDER!! XAVIER HOPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND STOMPS DOWN ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR!! ANDREA YELLS IN PAIN AS XAVIER LOOKS DOWN AT HER WITH A STILL LOOK ON HIS FACE!
Gavin Kirkland: AT ONE POINT LAST SEASON, HARLOW STOPPED XAVIER FROM DOING AN ATTACK LIKE THIS BECAUSE THIS ISN’T WHO HE WAS ANYMORE, BUT HE’S GOING BACK TO SOME OLD ROOTS!
Eve: XAVIER WILLIAMS BELIEVES ANDREA VALENTINE IS THE PERPETRATOR BEHIND HIS HIATUS TRYING TO TAKE HIS CAREER AWAY FROM HIM AND HE’S BACK NOW!!!! XAVIER PICKS ANDREA UP!! OH NO!! HARLOW CONTINUES TO LOOK ON WITH CONFUSION AS XAVIER HAS NOT GIVEN HER ANY SLIVER OF ATTENTION YET!!! THE SELF PROCLAIMED BEST IN THE WORLD HAS HIM UP IN THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK CANADIAN BACKBREAKER RACK!!!
Deadprez: AND HE DROPS THE DEFENSELESS ANDREA VALENTINE INTO THE RELEASE PILEDRIVER! XAIVER CONNECTS WITH THE END OF THE WORLD AS HE QUICKLY GETS UP AND STANDS OVER THE CORPSE OF ANDREA VALENTINE!! HE RIGHT AWAY EXITS THE RING AND HOPS THE BARRICADE AND EXITS OUT OF THE ARENA WHERE HE CAME FROM! THIS LITERALLY JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE!
(Harlow Reichert looks at the ring in confusion as medical personnel make their way to the ring and try helping Andrea.)
Eve: Wow! Xavier Williams is back in Showdown and he is starting 2021 with an act of violence!!
Deadprez: Notice he gave Harlow no sliver of attention or look her way during that attack on Andrea, the person we all suspect is the person who tried taking him out, although it was never fully proven.