(EAW intro plays.)
(PREVIOUSLY ON SHOWDOWN…)
(Recap begins with Shane Gates calling out Lance Blackfyre. A back-and-forth between the two men occurs with Shane ending the exchange by saying that Lance will become his bitch. We see the Bozo Victims Unit and The ILLIONAIRES looking for someone to add to the BVU and after some searching, they end up finding Shaker Jones. We see Chris buttering up Shaker before handing off his business card to Shaker.)
(We go to The ILLIONAIRES versus The Ring Master and Ryan Wilson. Highlights of the match are seen, but it forwards to Chris Elite barricading Ryan and looking at the sign of the guy in front of him, before he’s revealed to be Rex McAllister from Voltage! These two end up clashing and before Ahren can get himself involved, The Ring Master puts a stop to him. Ryan connects with a superman punch to Chris, using the distraction from Rex and Rex connects with the Rex Effect, taking Chris out of this match. Meanwhile in the ring, Ring Master connects with Big Ending while Ryan connects with Mic Drop on Ahren to get an upset victory. Soon after the match, Ryan attacks Ring Master with a steel chair multiple times before connecting with Chaos Theory, leaving Ring Master down.)
(We have another edition to Harlow Reichert and her Open Invitational as Harper Lee answers the call. Highlights of this amazing match are seen, but Harlow eventually takes her out with ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’..get it? But, the celebration is short-lived as a guy in a hoodie attacks Harlow, before revealing himself to be Lucas Johnson. Lucas raises the PURE Championship high in the air, revealing his reason for returning.)
(We go to Cameron Ella Ava and Jamie O’Hara backstage as they talk about the possibility of the two of them clashing next week. With Cameron out of the picture, Xander Payne enters the picture and tells Jamie that the next time that Cameron steps in the ring with him, that she isn’t going to be so lucky while trying to talk down Jamie and his secondary role in his wife’s story, which may or may not have gotten underneath his skin, but he walks away from all of this mess.)
(We go forward to the main event with Cameron Ella Ava taking on Lance Blackfyre. Highlights of the match are seen from Lance’s destructive nature to Cameron’s determination not to die. The match ends with Cameron connecting with In Excelsis three times and winning the match. After the match, Jamie O’Hara comes out and raises the stakes of their match next week by requesting that their match not only being for a shot in the King of Elite final, but the Answers World Championship and Cameron accepts with no hesitations.)
(No introduction music for this week as we head straight to the Bt Arena in Cluj-Napoca, Romania! The crowd is holding up their signs, screaming out of their minds, excited for this edition of Showdown. With the amazing matches on this show, who wouldn’t be?)
(SCREEN BAR — CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA!)
(The camera pans straight to the ring as we see a familiar face in the ring, dressed in a fancy suit. We see famous wrestling manager, Albert Hitchman, with a microphone in his hand ready to address the Showdown Faithful.)
Albert Hitchman: Ladies and Gentlemen, can you please turn your attention to the titantron at this very moment? Albert Hitchman Enterprises has a presentation for the lovely people of Romania!
(Showdown recap begins to play last week where Harper Lee challenged Harlow Reichert for the EAW Pure Championship where Harlow retained her title. Following the match, a hooded figure attacked the champion with the Pure Championship to the skull of Harlow. Following the attack, we see the hooded figure unmasking and revealing to be Lucas Johnson. The video package ends as we return to the live feed in the arena with Albert Hitchman with a big smile on his face.)
Eve: Isn’t it great to see Albert Hitchman back on the Showdown airwaves?!
Albert Hitchman: Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the man who returned to the blue brand last week and has signed a new contract with Elite Answers Wrestling…..LUCCCASSSSSS JOHHHNNNSSOOOONNN!!!
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media plays over the loudspeaker inside The Bt Arena in Cluj-Napoca, Romania as the crowd begins to boo as Lucas Johnson makes his way down to the ring dressed in very expensive attire with a black dress shirt and matching pants along with an expensive Rolex as he has an intense look making his way down to the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: ? ??
Eve: …Okay, since Gavin has grown to be the biggest Lucas Johnson fanboy, I will be the one to welcome you all to Saturday Night Showdown! I am Eve. Next to me are Gavin Kirkland and Deadprez! Now boys, Lucas Johnson gracing EAW doors was something that I never believed that we were going to see so soon. No one expected him to return last week on Showdown! A rather an un-welcome home back to the blue brand for one Lucas Johnson as he makes his way down to the ring on his own as last week the former New Breed Champion attacked the current PURE Champion, Harlow Reichert!
Deadprez: We have not seen Lucas Johnson since he was taken out back in November by Xander Payne leading up to the Extreme Elimination Chamber Match following Reasonable Doubt! But after last week and the same look on his face tonight, Lucas Johnson has a violent look on his face as you can tell the fun times are over for The Wrestling Machine! Albert Hitchman back with Lucas Johnson does not mean good things ahead for the Showdown roster!
(Lucas Johnson walks over to the ringside area as he grabs a microphone and a steel chair as he walks into the squared circle and places the chair in the center of the ring as he sits in the metal chair with a big smile on his face as one single spotlight is now shining on him and the crowd begins to boo loudly as Johnson’s theme music slowly fades in the background.)
Lucas Johnson: Come to Romania? I traveled all this way for you guys! You guys give me this disrespect on my grand return!
Gavin Kirkland: Can you hear this crowd? It is very loud in here, I can barely hear myself think!
Lucas Johnson: You hear this everyone in the back? Everyone watching around the world, ask yourselves this question, EAW Faithful! Why did Lucas Johnson fall off the face of the earth? Why did Lucas Johnson not show his face again after coming up short with Lance Blackfyre against Heavenly Hell? Why did Mr. Johnson get sent onto the injured list by Xander Payne? The most logical thing for me to do is to go after Xander and get my revenge as soon as I returned. But, Hitch over here advise me that doing that wouldn’t be the smartest thing to do at the moment. Why would I put myself in harm’s way against a man who took out Mr. DEDEDE? At this moment, Xander Payne is the most dangerous man in this company and if I were to return and get my revenge on Xander, it would throw me off the goals that I had before he took me out. The million-dollar question on everyone’s mind is why I had to walk away after being brutally attacked by Xander Payne?
Lucas Johnson: It is simple, I had to walk away. I had to walk away from the sport I love so very much and get perspective on life. Let’s face it, people, loss after loss, opportunity after opportunity squashed. Passed by on the highway, skipped over, overlooked. It has been such a struggle to try to stay motivated, never lose focus and let anyone’s words get the better of me. I’ve heard the words from those in the back that believe that I’m nothing more than a loser, failure and how I’ll never become anything in this era of the company. Constantly, people are trying to bring me down, believing if they say enough awful things, I’ll just quit. However, I didn’t quit. I’m here to tell everyone that Lucas Johnson is not quitting. You can either like that or hate that, but I’m going to remain true to myself. If you can’t handle that, then too bad because I’m not looking to appease you people in the back. I’m not looking to appease the fans. I’m looking to appease myself and Albert Hitchman — the only person that matters to me in this company.
Albert Hitchman: I’m glad you feel that way, Lucas. Do you hear that? He could care less about your small-minded people in the back. He doesn’t even care about you people in Cluj-Napoca, Romania!
(The crowd boos.)
Albert Hitchman: With all of this talk about what Lucas Johnson didn’t want when renewing his contract, it makes you wonder what did Lucas want out of this deal? I went back-and-forth with Sarah Vaughn about the terms of the contract and what shocked me the most is that Lucas wanted one thing and one thing only: a PURE Championship match. Lucas will only resign with the company if he gets a PURE Championship Match. It was informed to us that Harlow Reichert has her cute “open invitational,” but my client is not going to waste his time with participating in her little games and have a match on HER terms. There was also a number one contender’s match that Jenny Punk had been considering making for the next week. I didn’t want that either because Lucas is not another Elitists to throw in some number one contender’s match. Lucas and I believe that it would have been best to let those contenders — which are Jake Smith, Dray Fontana, and The RingMaster, fight each other for a chance to face Harlow at King of Elite. We don’t care who ends up winning between Harlow and one of those three suiters because Lucas Johnson will be getting his opportunity at the PURE Championship on the first Showdown after Clash of Kingdoms.
(The crowd boos at Lucas Johnson getting a shot at the PURE Championship; however, are thrilled to be getting a PURE Championship. The camera pans to Harlow Reichert backstage, watching Lucas’ promo, while preparing for her open invitational tonight.)
Albert Hitchman: Not only that, but I am also here to announce that Lucas Johnson will be facing the PURE Champion…IN THE MAIN EVENT. A match with Lucas should automatically be on top of the card and things are looking according to plan at the moment. Do you see? It pays to have someone like me on your side to be able to do the business sides of things. Lucas and I will be watching the PURE Championship match quite closely because we’re not opposed to seeing a Dray Fontana, Jake Smith or The RingMaster leaving King of Elite with the PURE Championship. Hell, who’s to even say that Harlow will even retain her title tonight against whoever decides to step up? There are many outcomes that could happen with the PURE Championship and that’s what makes it one of the most exciting titles in EAW at the moment. It’s the title that everyone’s eyes should be on, but I digress. Lucas Johnson wants the best and dammit, he is going to get the best because that’s what Lucas Johnson deserves.
Lucas Johnson: Whatever you want to call it, I call it being entitled to the good life of all the money and fame catching up to me. All I wanted was to follow my dream in becoming PURE Champion and adding another championship to my trophy case just like the legend StarrStan did back in the day!
Crowd: Nu ești StarrStan! Nu ești StarrStan! Nu ești StarrStan!
Eve: Ugh…..do you guys speak Romanian? Can someone translate for us?
Gavin Kirkland: I think they are chanting “You’re not StarrStan!”
Lucas Johnson: You know what? You people don’t get, is that this whole time people would claim I would be living on cloud nine and in fantasy lands because I was expecting everything that was handed to me, but the fact of the matter is I can’t even buy myself a Free-Per-View victory. Looking back on my old self, I think of myself as a loser and an entitled rookie who was protected from society. A lost soul who was protected from the real world, sometimes you want to paint a picture of yourself that you are living the perfect life and no one can stop your dreams. But the fact of the matter is I lost my dreams and everyone on the Showdown roster needs to experience the pain of disappointment as I have in the past. The year 2020 will be the year of retribution and redemption. The truth of the matter is I am not from Atlanta. I moved when I was at a very young age. The real Lucas Johnson was born and raised in Long Island, New York and I am proud to be a New Yorker. I am proud to be a New York Yankees fan and number twenty-eight is coming around the corner. As for Harlow Reichert, you are a chess piece in this game I am playing. Everyone at the Showdown table has been playing Checkers, but Lucas Johnson is about to flip this game upside down and play advanced Chess. Harlow, you have something that belongs to me and that is the EAW PURE Championship. These fans may be spitting up nonsense about me not becoming the second StarrStan but why should I? When I can become the one and original Lucas Johnson!
(The camera pans to Harlow Reichert who has her arms folded across her chest, it seems like Lucas Johnson fully has her attention as she’s watching the promo from the monitor backstage.)
Lucas Johnson: You want to get your hands on me, Harlow? Do you want revenge on the man of the hour who can’t be exiled from the land of the elite? How did it feel last week when the property was stolen from you? How did it feel when the PURE Championship was in my hands as I raised it high above my head to the entire world showing them time has begun to tick on the fairytale story of Harlow. The truth of the matter is all fairy tales never end with a happy ending. This fairytale does not end with Harlow living happily ever after. This is the changing of the guard with the prestigious PURE Championship. The land of the elite is about to change for the better courtesy of Showdown’s own……LUCAS JOHNSON!
Lucas Johnson: All this talk like I expect for Harlow to be the one that is PURE Champion by the time our match is upon us, but It doesn’t matter who ends up as PURE Champion by the time I faced them in the ring on February 22nd. I will complete my quest by becoming the NEW PURE Champion. ‘The Wrestling Machine’ will become ‘The PURE Wrestling Machine.’ I cannot wait for the salty look on all your faces when I take that PURE Championship away from someone that you like more than me. If you’re mad and annoyed about me being back, imagine, how mad and annoyed you’re going to be when I become the face of the mid-card division and doing so much better than those that belittled, mocked and wanted me out of here. I do that and it’s mission accomplished. At that moment, no one will be able to stop me.
(Lucas Johnson drops the microphone as “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media plays loudly through the crowd as the former New Breed Champion exists the ring towards the ramp as Albert Hitchman follows him into the backstage area as the Romanian crowd continues to boo very loudly.)
Eve: Wow a dark and focused Lucas Johnson has his sights set on continuing his legacy by holding PURE Championship gold!
Crowd: YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!
Deadprez: Harlow Reichert has her work cut out for her! You can add Lucas Johnson to the list of challengers going after her prestigious EAW PURE Championship!
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t care what anyone says with The Evil Genius back in the picture leading Lucas Johnson to the promised land there might be dark days ahead for the blue brand on Saturday Nights! BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY … LUCAS JOHNSON WILL GET HIS SHOT AT THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE SHOWDOWN AFTER CLASH OF KINGDOMS! AND, WE STILL NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHO THE HELL FACES HARLOW AT KING OF ELITE!!
Deadprez: HEY! We still need to figure out who steps up to Harlow Reichert in her PURE Championship Open Invitational tonight! We got so many things to look forward too tonight! Not only that, but like said by Albert Hitchman, Dray Fontana, The RingMaster, and former PURE Champion, Jake Smith will face each other. The winner of the triple threat faces the PURE Champion at King of Elite!
Eve: Not only that, but we have our main event as Cameron Ella Ava will defend the Answers World Championship against her husband Jamie O’Hara! Not only is the title on the line, but the winner of the match will move on the represent Showdown at King of Elite! So far, we know that Charlie Marr from Voltage has advanced in the finals. Will it be Cameron or Jamie that joins him there?
Deadprez: For now, we open things up with a match!
(The screen goes pitch black and a series of words are shown on the screen although all bloody. They say the words “PEOPLE=SHIT” As Shane gates theme is blasted and fire is blasted out from the stage. Shane Gates comes out with his wife in tow. Shane wears his signature airplane jacket from his Japan days although all scratched and bloodied up. His wife in tow right behind him. Shane walks down the ramp and proceeds to spit in the face of the nearest fan for no reason as he laughs and continues to walk down the ramp…)
Gina Romano: This Match is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, from Huntington Beach, California, weighing in at 213 pounds…. “THE DYNASTY OF SHOWDOWN”…..SHANE GATES!!!
(The referee holds the ropes open for him as Shane Gates steps in, climbing the second rope, he raises his arms as the crowd boos him some more.)
Deadprez: Another man making waves and pissing off the wrong people, he now faces one half of the United Tag Team Champions, Constance Blevins. A test for Shane Gates and he better be careful, she is on a roll right now.
Eve: Heavenly Hell in general and with Minerva out there, it adds another dimension to the match. Shane Gates has been making a lot of noise lately and he will try to continue telling his narrative here tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: I just want my Heavenly Goth Queens to come out, yeah, yeah Shane is great, come on.
(As Slipknot fades it is replaced by ‘Angel Of Darkness’ by Alex Christensen as Constance Blevins arrives on the stage. Constance looks on slowly rotating her head from left to right for a moment before a small innocent grin comes over her that turns into a hint of a smile as she extends her arms out slightly as she embraces the reaction she is receiving. The crowd roars, some boo when Minerva comes out from behind in street clothes, holding a black rose. Constance looks at her before nodding as they head to the ring…)
Gina Romano: His opponent, hails from Baltimore, Maryland! Weighing in at 120 lbs.! Accompanied to the ring by “The Gypsy Moth” Minerva! One half of the Unified Tag Team Champions, she is “THE ABSOLVED” CONSTANCE BLEVINS!!!!
(The crowd boos, some cheer as Minerva sits on the ropes holding them open as Constance enters the ring and doesn’t waste precious moments posing. Instead what awaits is a hungry shark for that bell to ring and then she goes into attack mode. Minerva stays on the outside with both Tag Team titles.)
Deadprez: And Constance Blevins never looked mor ready. These two will face each other as in Heavenly Hell for the Iconic Cup, some are questioning whether they can stay together, others are not so sure, they have stayed true and as one unit so far.
Eve: The importance of the Iconic cup can get in the way of friendships, but these two ladies have proven time and time again this is a sisterhood, not just a friendship, like family.
Gavin Kirkland: I am just happy my Goth Queens are here…. And wait Minerva is coming over here!
(Minerva walks over and places the Unified Tag Team Titles in the safe keeping of Gavin Kirkland, walking up to him and licking his face before giving him a wink. She then hands the black rose to Deadprez and blows a kiss. Eve looks on wide eyed…)
Gavin Kirkland: I will never wash my face again; I think I’m in love.
Eve: Oh brother.
Deadprez: Giving me a black rose, is that like a good thing?
(The referee checks on both competitors as he calls for the bell…)
(DING!!!!! DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!!)
(Constance and Shane circle the ring; Minerva stands on the outside as they both lock up…)
Deadprez: Constance and Shane locking up, he quickly grabs her hair and pulls her down into a side headlock, but Blevins quickly reacts, she sends Gates to the ropes, Shoulder Block! Takes down Constance! She tries to get up, he bounces off the ropes and Constance quickly drops to the mats, her steps over her, she springs up, caught with a forearm! And another by Blevins! A third by Blevins! Shane is dazed, a huge dropkick sending Gates to the floor!
Eve: Look at Minerva! Playing the role of Lumberjack! She grabs Gates and throws him back to the ring with a warning by the referee! Gates is livid but here comes Constance with a School Boy!
Deadprez: Shane Gates kicks out! Constance is on him like flies on shit! She picks him up, whips him to the corner, no! Gates comes out with a huge clothesline! He took Constance down going for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: MY pasty Goth Queen kicks out! Minerva is watching closely like a hawk and you have to wonder if she is not only watching her back but scouting her tag partner as well.”
Eve: That is a very good point Gavin, she just might be doing that, the Iconic Cup is huge and both women want to go home with it but right now Constance needs to handle Shane Gates or he could cut her momentum quickly!
Deadprez: Shane with a Corkscrew elbow, he doesn’t want to let Constance get off the mats! He is hooking in an Indian Deathlock! Those hurt playa and Constance screaming in pain is a good indication of it! Gates is playing it smart, Blevins is too fast for him, he needs to slow the pace of the match down, question is, has he done enough to Constance to get a submission.
Eve: No, this is more of a wearing down move, weaken Constance, set her up for the kill shot, as this match goes on, Shane Gates understands that Constance has the advantage so he wants to ground her first and Minerva knows it, she is pacing around!
Gavin Kirkland: We don’t know what goes through the mind of that eccentric woman but don’t be surprised if she does something. My cheek smells like a Rose Bush with Gothic sweet essence. Must be the Gypsy.
Eve: Control yourself Kirkland. Gates is yelling at the referee to ask her, he wants a submission early, but she continues to scream no! Gates finally breaks it, annoyed he starts to stomp on her back repeatedly before sitting her up, he kicks her a few times to the head then a A HUGE SHINING WIZARD! BULLET2HEAD! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: CONSTANCE KICKS OUT! MINERVA LOOKS RELIEVED! SHANE LOOKS AT THE REFEREE HOLDING UP THREE FINGERS! NAW PLAYA IT’S ONLY TWO! What is Shane Gates doing, he is lifting her up by the hair, setting up for the ACES HIGH! NO! CONSTANCE STARTS TO PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE! SHANE LET’S GO! RIOUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE CHEST! GATES IS STUNNED FOLLOWED BY A SPEAR! A SPEAR! CONSTANCE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Eve: SHANE KICKS OUT! WHAT RESILIENCE BY SHANE! Constance is wasting no time, she waits as Gates slowly gets up, grabbing him going for the LIONESS FIRE! SHANE RUSHES HER AND THEY BOTH FALL THROUGH THE ROPES AND ON TO THE FLOOR! The referee sees this, he starts the count as Minerva looks on!
Gavin Kirkland: Shane getting up, he grabs Constance by the hair slamming her face first into the apron, wait Minerva is there yelling at him to let her go! Shane rolls her back into the ring, he turns to get back in the ring… NO! HE FOREARMS MINERVA! WHAT THE HELL! HE THROWS MY GOTHIC QUEEN INTO THE BARRICADE!
Eve: SHANE TRYING TO GET THE X-FACTOR OUT! HE ROLLS BACK IN THE RING! MINERVA IS NOT HAPPY! WAIT CONSTANCE ROLLS HIM UP IN AN INSIDE CRADLE!
Deadprez: SHANE GATES KICKS OUT AGAIN! CONSTANCE DOESN’T LET IT FAZE HER! SHE GRABS SHANE FOR AN INVERTED NECKBREAKER! SHE IS NOT DONE! HE IS DOWN AS SHE CLIMBS THE ROPES! SHANE IS IN TROUBLE! HE IS SLOLWY STANDING UP… MISSLE DROPKIC… NO! CONSTANCE MISSED! SHE HIT HARD ON THE MATS! SHANE PICKS HER UP DEADMAN! THE SITOUT POWERBOMB AND THIS COULD BE IT!
Eve: CONSTANCE KICKS OUT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! GATES IS BESIDE HIMSELF! WHAT IS HE DOING! HE IS TEARING THE TURNBUCKLE PAD OFF THE ROPES! THE REFEREE IS CHECKING ON CONSTANCE HE DOESN’T SEE IT…. MINERVA HOPS ON THE APRON…. THE DARK! SHE JUST SPRAYED THE DARK IN GATES EYES!
(Minerva drops back down to the floor laughing with black goo coming out of her mouth.)
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S MY GIRL! SHANE IS BLIND, HE TURNS AROUND RIGHT INTO THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE BY CONSTANCE! SHE PICKS HIM UP INTO THE LIONESS TOUCH! SHE RAMMED SHANE’S HEAD INTO THE MAT HARD AND HE MIGHT BE OUT!
Deadprez: CONSTANCE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
(DING!!!!! DING!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!)
(Constance rolls off Gates and gets to her knees, the referee raises her hand in victory as Minerva looks on with a smirk on her face, wiping The Dark from her mouth. She goes over and grabs the Tag Titles, winking at Gavin Kirkland while Constance rolls out of the ring, Minerva raises her partners arm and points to her chest…)
Gina Romano: The winner of the match….. “THE ABSOLVED” CONSTANCE BLEVINS!!!!!
(The crowd cheers, some boo as they continue to celebrate, Shane Gates rolls around on the mat slowly starting to get up. ‘Angel Of Darkness’ by Alex Christensen starts to play as Heavenly Hell start to make their way toward the back…)
Deadprez: Huge win by Constance Blevins and the momentum continues for Heavenly Hell how it ended in 2019 and how it has started in 2020.
Eve: Minerva spit The dark in Shane’s face, you have to give her the assist but at the same time he was breaking every rule so I guess it was poetic justice.
Gavin Kirkland: My Goth Queens won! That is all which matters! And wait…. What is this!?
(As Heavenly Hell are about to go through the curtain, Lance Blackfyre storms out, the Unified Tag Champions stand to the side and let the big man by, they both shrug their shoulders and leave. Shane Gates is slowly getting up.)
Deadprez: We are about to see a murder committed!
Eve: Lance Blackfyre is out here with a purpose and like you said earlier Prez, Shane Gates is pissing off the wrong people!
Gavin: Run Shane, get the hell out of there!
(Lance steps over the ropes, picks up Shane by his wrestling trunk and grabs his throat…)
Deadprez: He’s about to send Shane gates straight to Hell!
Eve: This might be the end for Shane! The monster has him up… HUGE CHOKESLAM! SHANE GATES IS PART OF THE RING MAT NOW!
Gavin Kirkland: I DON’T KNOW WHY…. BUT WHY!? WHY!?
Deadprez: BLACKFYRE STARES HIM DOWN AND LEAVES! HE WANTED TO SEND A MESSAGE AND IT WAS SENT! SHANE GATES IS…. Wait…
Eve: Stay down Shane!
Gavin Kirkland: SHANE GATES IS STILL ALIVE, HE IS MOVING! I MEAN VERY SLOWLY….
(Shane Gates slowly turns, lying there motionless for a few moments, he tries to talk to the official who nods and hands him a mic. Shane can barely move, falling back on the mat, staring at the lights, he has the energy to bring the mic to his mouth, huffing, puffing and in lots of pain.)
Shane Gates: Is that all you fucking got (huffs and puffs)? Nah, this doesn’t end here, Lance. Not by a fucking chance (huffs and puffs). I hate you, Lance. I hate how you believe that you’re too good to be facing the likes of me? I AM THE BEST ON THIS BRAND! I AM THE BEST IN THIS COMPANY, BUT YOU DON’T SEEM TO BELIEVE THAT (huffs and puffs)! Well, maybe, you will, when I take you down like the ugly piece of shit you are! YEAH, YOU HEARD ME! I AM CHALLENGING YOU TO A MATCH! NEXT WEEK ON SHOWDOWN! WE ARE SETTLING THIS SHIT ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!
(The crowd cheers for Shane Gates throwing the challenge out, but Shane continues to look at a lot of pain.)
Shane Gates: (huffs and puffs) But, I don’t want just a typical one-on-one match. Nah, fuck out of here with that shit. Whatever I have in store for you? It’s going to require no rules and all the weapons I can get my hands on. Next week, Shane Gates versus Lance Blackfyre…NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH!!!
(The crowd cheers for the added stipulation as Lance Blackfyre licks his lips and nods his head.)
Lance Blackfyre (no mic): YOU’RE ON! BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, SHANE.
Shane Gates: Next week, I make you my bitch.
(Shane Gates chuckles sinisterly, but remains lying on the ground in pain as “PEOPLE = SHIT” plays once again.)
Gavin Kirkland: Is Jenny Punk going to agree to this?
Eve: I have no idea. But, I don’t think that Shane knows what he’s getting himself into? :lupe:
(Scene fades elsewhere.)
Voiceover: In the briminal justice system, dickeating based offenses are considered especially heinous in Elite Answers Wrestling, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are known as an elite squad known as the Bozo Victims Unit. These are their stories.
(CAPTION: FRIDAY NIGHT AT 10 PM — EASTERN EUROPEAN STANDARD TIME.)
Narrator: The room is dark it seems to be an interrogation room. There is one man across the table and 4 on the other side, including one man behind them not sitting down.
Random Man: Hey, what the hell am I doing here?!
Detective Biggums: I’ll tell you exactly what your doing here you fucking bozo, last week in Russia you held a sign up saying and I quote “CSI>BVU” and then another sign that read “Fire&Ice>ILLIONAIRES”.
Random Man: So you took me and brought me here for stupid signs?!
Detective Ty: Well yes, we here at BVU are supposed to take down dick eaters and you are exactly that!
Random Man(Confused on what about dick eating is): I’ve never eaten dick a day in my life. Plus their just signs geesh, it’s been slow for you guys huh?
Detective SKabler: Well, Jenny said we weren’t allowed to kidnap actual Elitists or we’d have 98 percent of EAW somewhere in a basement.
Shaker Jones (Stepping out of the shadow revealing himself): :whoa: Everyone, calm down. It was just some harmless fun.
Detective SKabler: See that’s the issue with you, Shaker. You are to nice, you are too lenient. Nice guys finish last, Shaker. Why doesn’t anyone understand that by now? Especially in this business. It is time to man up. A matter of fact we have some tweets we want this bozo to read out loud for you.
Random Fan: What?!?
Detective Biggums: ENGLISH MUTHAFUCKA DO YOU SPEAK IT?!?
Narrator: Detective Biggums hands the fan his phone and holds a super soaker 3000 to his head.
Random Fan: :dahell: Okay… Okay I’m sorry. I tweeted and I quote “Shaker Jones is a waste of roster space”. However, it got a bunch of retweets and likes.
Detective SKabler: See, Shaker? Are you just gonna allow that? You put the grind to get here now they call YOU a waste of space? You busted YOUR ass and this is what you get? You gonna take this from a basement dwelling, Mountain Dew, Cheese puff stained T-Shirt bastard? You put the work in not him!
Shaker Jones: You’re right. For a long time, I’ve been put down and always considered the lowest of talent. Since I got here, people compared other Elitist who suck and I was always in the conversation. I work my ass off not to be disrespected, but to be the best I can be. These fans take me for granted but when I win my first championship it’s all going to be fake love and talking about how they always supported me.
Detective SKabler: Nah, here’s the thing. Even when I won the World Heavyweight Championship and ended the eleven month reign of Jamie O’Hara, the dickeaters kept saying shit like “LOL SK WOULD HAVE NEVER WON WITHOUT IMPACT” or “SK IS A CHARITY CASE CHAMPION.” The idea that you think that things are going to get easier the moment you get your hands on a championship, is nothing more than an understatement because it got tougher from there. I STILL had to prove myself to other people and despite carrying that World Championship for five months, plus headlining Pain for Pride, people only seem to talk about the moment that I lost. Let’s just ignore the blood, sweat and tears I put in my reign, but let’s write off Chris Elite as nothing more than a choke artist, who should have never been World Champion to begin with. It’s losers that this guy right here, who are the first ones to write me off as someone that can’t get the job done.
Random Man: I’m still here. :skip:
(Detective SKabler slaps the shit out of the Random Man.)
Detective SKabler (to the Random Man): Don’t you dare to interrupt me when I’m in the middle of a passionate speech. I got a gun you know?
Random Man: :krabs:
Shaker Jones: Look, can we please not shoot anyone? You promised you wouldn’t be shooting any innocent fans.
Detective SKabler: The point in this whole passionate speech is this: nice guys finish last. Ahren Forunier didn’t elevate the prestige of the Interwire Champion as a tooth fairy. Nah, the moment that he ascended himself as The GOAT, he became untouchable in the ring. The moment fully became myself and dared to stand up to Mr. DEDEDE, I became a household name. I started to get the clout and attention that I should have gotten a long time ago. Shaker, I see a bit of myself when I was starting around here. With the right guidance and direction, I can make you a bigger star than before. I spent years in your position, scratching and clawing to get my first championship. The undercard was a place that I struggled to get out of, but I eventually attained the New Breed Championship and just a few years later, I won the World Heavyweight Championship. You’re someone that needs a bit of fine tuning, but it’s a challenge that I’m willing to take.
Shaker Jones: I’m going to be real at the moment: I don’t want to be a lackey. If I was an ILLIONAIRE, it would be a different story —
Detective SKabler: Who the fuck said anything about being a lackey? :wtf: Shaker, you’re in no position to say any of that shit at the moment. I am blessing you with the opportunity to rise above the lower cards and hang with the hottest tag team on Showdown AND EAW as a whole. The ILLIONAIRES are on their way to becoming Unified Tag Team Champions. We are not the bottom of the barrel. We are hot, main event talents and by associating yourself with us, it just raises your stock just a bit. If you can lead around a bunch of Bozos like Ty around, there must be hope for you, eventually leading the New Breed Division or whatever Division that you step foot on.
Shaker Jones: There must be a catch.
Detective SKabler: No catch. I don’t just let ANYONE hang with us. I mean, the last person who hung around us was Jamie O’Hara and he would have been a great ILLIONAIRE, but Jenny had other plans… :krabs: However, this isn’t a Jenny decision. This is a Chris Elite decision. If you make the improvements I desire, MAYBE, there’s a spot for you in The ILLIONAIRES. MAYBE, I can use this… (pulls out Gawd Contract)… and make a championship match just appear out of thin air. You gotta want this opportunity, Shaker.
Shaker Jones: I want this opportunity.
(Detective SKabler forms a smirk on his face.)
Detective SKabler: Smart choice, so let’s talk about your PURE Championship Match…
(Before The Bozo Victims Unit and Shaker Jones can communicate their plan, the scene fades to black.)
(Commercial for Rogaine featuring Jamie No-Haira.)
(Camera returns to find Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is a triple threat match and is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: And the winner will earn an EAW PURE Championship opportunity!
(“Pure Water” by Skepta hits as Dray Fontana walks out to boos from the fans. He smirks as he pauses on the stage, then walks down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: introducing first, making his way to the ring from Kingston Upon Thames, England, weighing in at 200 pounds… DRAY FONTANA!!!
Deadprez: He’s a young guy with a lot of attitude. Dray Fontana has been impressive in his early days here in EAW.
Eve: But the question is this: Is he ready to step up to the championship level? Dray is still young and green. So this match will certainly be a test of what he’s learned since he got here.
Gavin Kirkland: It’s always wise to learn from those around you. I feel like you could teach me a lot, Eve.
Eve: I don’t know where you think you’re going, but stop it. Just stop it now.
(Dray climbs into the ring, soaking in the boos before his music cuts and is replaced by “Three Ain’t Enough” by Jim Johnston as the Ringmaster walks out to cheers from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, making his way to the ring from Salisbury, Maryland, weighing in at 312 pounds… THE RINGMASTER!
Eve: And here’s another of the recent crop of rookies looking to step up to the plate. The Ringmaster has shows he has star potential since his debut. Can he win tonight and get a PURE title shot?
Deadprez: I think he’s my pick in this match. Shenanigans or not, he’s coming off perhaps the biggest win of his career to date when he and Wilson beat the Illionaires. And I got a feeling he’s gonna get even bigger wins as he continues.
Gavin Kirkland: MY GOD! The size of that man’s titties! He almost qualifies for the Gavin Kirkland seal of approval!
(Ringmaster climbs into the ring and shuffles around, playing to the crowd. His music cuts as he reaches his corner and then “Toxic Valentine” by All Time Low hits to massive boos as Jake Smith steps out onto the stage with a smirk from ear to ear. He taunts the crowd as he walks down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: And their opponent, making his way to the ring from Venice Beach, California, weighing in at 210 pounds… JAKE SMITH!
Deadprez: And Jake Smith, likely considered a favorite in this match just due to his EAW experience level and the fact that he himself is a former PURE champion.
Eve: True, but he’s got two very eager competitors. One slightly smaller. One much bigger. So Jake will have to be on his toes to play to both aspects.
Gavin Kirkland: Hahaha. Cuck Smith. This is the dude who lost Miss Thickness herself, Sierra Bradford, to the Godfather of virginity, Drake King. How the fuck do you even?
Eve: You don’t know their lives, Gav. Sierra and Drake are cute together.
Gavin Kirkland: Doesn’t change the fact that he got friend zoned so the girl he wanted could smash with his best friend.
(Jake slides into the ring, waving for Dray and Ringmaster to back off before posing. The crowd buries him in boos but he just smiles at it.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: And we are underway! The winner goes on to face the PURE Champion! Jake Smith looking relaxed in his corner, but the two rookies looking between each other and Jake. Jake Smith now sliding out of the ring! He’s telling the other two to fight it out! Jake wanting to maintain his stamina and let them wear each other out before— HOLY SHIT! DRAY AND RINGMASTER BOTH WITH SUICIDE DIVES AND SEND JAKE BACK INTO THE BARRICADE! THEY HAVE JAKE HOISTED UP! AND THE TOSS HIM OVER THE BARRICADE AND INTO THE CROWD! DRAY AND RINGMASTER HAVE ELIMINATED JAKE SMITH BEFORE THE MATCH EVEN REALLY GETS GOING!
Deadprez: BUT DRAY WITH A LOW BLOW FROM BEHIND! No disqualification in a triple threat and Dray just broke that short lived alliance with Ringmaster! Ringmaster is doubles over and Dray grabs him by the back of the head! Dray running Ringmaster to the apron and rolling him back into the ring! Dray slides in and goes for a quick cover off the low blow!
Eve: But Ringmaster kicks out! Dray up quickly though and stomping into the big man, trying to maintain control and wear him down! Dray wants that title shot and he’s going to fight for it! He rushes to the nearby ropes and grabs the top! He hops his feet up to the second rope and bounds into the air! He falls with a splash across Ringmaster’s chest! Booking the leg again!
Deadprez: But an instant kick out from Choc Lesnar! Dray now dropping down on top of Ringmaster and trying to rain down punches from the top! And now switching to elbows! Looking to bust the big man open! Wait… WHOA! RINGMASTER WRAPPING HIS ARMS AROUND DRAY! DRAY FONTANA STILL FIRING AWAY WITH THOSE ELBOWS! BUT RINGMASTER SITTING UP! PULLING HIS LEGS IN! AND NOW RINGMASTER RISING WHILE HOLDING THE ATTACKING DRAY UP! WHAT A DISPLAY FROM THE BIG MAN! AND HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A MASSIVE POWERSLAM! ALL THOSE ELBOWS AND HE NEVER RELEASED HIS GRIP!
Gavin Kirkland: Big Tits McGee now standing to his feet, trying to shake his head clear. Dray looks like a crushed bug on the mat but Ringmaster has to know it’ll take a bigger shot than that! Ringmaster finally has the cobwebs clear and goes to grab Dray by the head! Looking to use more of that power to put him away, but Dray trying to land punches into the midsection of the big guy! Dray firing away, OH! BUT KNOCKED SILLY BY A KNEE TO THE JAW FROM RINGMASTER! RINGMASTER GRABBING DRAY UNDER THE ARMS! HE POPS HIM UP! BIG ENDING!
Eve: BUT DRAY MANAGED TO SHOVE HIMSELF OFF RINGMASTER’S SHOULDER BEFORE IT COULD HIT! RINGMASTER TURNS BACK— THE PARAMOUNT! THE V TRIGGER KNEE CONNECTS RIGHT WITH RINGMASTER’S TEMPLE! THE BIG MAN IS DOWN! DRAY MAY HAVE IT!
Deadprez: BROKEN UP BY JAKE SMITH AT THE FINAL SECOND! Jake now grabbing Dray and hurling him into the steel post through the turnbuckles! Dray collides with a thud as his shoulder smacks the steel! Jake pulling him out now! Setting up for Broken Wings!
Gavin Kirkland: But Dray pushing himself away! Jake moves in and is met with a kick to the leg from Fontana! Jake pressing through though and tries to lock up! But Dray managing to get the better position! Dray bending his knees for a lower center of gravity! And driving his knees into the shin of Jake to work his legs more! Dray driving Jake out of the corner! And now grabbing him by the head he pulls the former champion down into a jawbreaker! Jake is stunned as he stumbles backwards! Dray Fontana charging!
Eve: BUT JAKE SIDE STEPS! HE GRABS DRAY BY THE HEAD AND HURLS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! Dray landed on the apron! He pops to his feet and— SUPERKICK FROM SMITH! HE CAUGHT DRAY RIGHT IN THE TEETH! DRAY CRASHES TO THE OUTSIDE! Jake now favoring that leg though! The superkick maybe straining the leg that Dray was trying to punish!
Deadprez: BUT LOOK! WHILE JAKE WAS TESTING HIS LEG, RINGMASTER GOT UP! HE GRABS JAKE FROM BEHIND AND LAUNCHES HIM ACROSS THE RING WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! JAKE SMITH CRASHING ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK! Ringmaster looking to take advantage now! Hoping to make his way to the PURE Championship! He has Jake by the head! He pulls the former champion up! He lifts him into the air! Powerbomb position! SIT OUT POWERBOMB DRIVES SMITH HARD INTO THE CANVAS! JAKE’S HEAD BOUNCED OFF THE MAT! HE MAY BE OUT COLD! RINGMASTER HOLDS POSITION AND SLIPS HIS FEET OVER JAKE’S SHOULDERS!
Eve: BUT JAKE KICKS OUT AT THE LAST INSTANT! That was instinctual! That championship experience coming into play for Smith tonight! I thought he was done! He’s still barely moving but he’s going to keep fighting!
Gavin Kirkland: Ringmaster grabbing him up again! He’s hoisting Jake back up one more time! Looking to repeat the process! Powerbomb position! BUT LOOK! JAKE FIRING WITH PUNCHES TO THE FACE! HE’S GOT RINGMASTER STAGGERED! AND THE BUG MAN FALLS BACK! JAKE IS SITTING ON HIS SHOULDERS! JAKE REACHES BACK AND HOOKS A LEG!
Deadprez: BUT A KICKOUT FROM THE BIG GUY! Ringmaster almost got caught off that one but he still has a lot left in the tank! Jake up! He’s lining up! Looks like he’s going for a superkick! Looking to take Ringmaster’s head off! BUT WAIT! DRAY FONTANA! HE JUST GRABBED JAKE BY THE BOOT! HE PULLS HIM OUT OF THE RING! AND DRAY GRABS HIM! BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX CRASHES JAKE SPINE FIRST ONTO THE RING APRON! JAKE CRUMBLES TO THE FLOOR AND DRAY SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING! LOOKING FOR ANOTHER PARAMOUNT! HE RUSHES FOR IT!
Eve: BUT RINGMASTER SIDE STEPS! DRAY CRASHES INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! MAJOR ROOKIE ERROR! Ringmaster had plenty of time to recover! He saw Dray coming the whole way! And running in with a full head of steam for an opponent who’s aware of your presence never ends well! Dray clutching at that knee as he turns around and— BIG ENDING!
Deadprez: RINGMASTER POPS HIM UP AND CONNECTS WITH THE OVER THE SHOULDER CUTTER! HE’S GOING TO GET THE TITLE SHOT! HE HOOKS THE LEGS! THATS ALL SHE WROTE!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT THE FUCK?
Eve: RYAN WILSON! RYAN WILSON JUST RAN OUT OF THE CROWD AND SLID INTO THE RING! HE BROKE UP THE PIN! AND LOOK! HES GOT A BASEBALL BAT! SMASHING AWAY AT RINGMASTER AS THE CROWD SHOWERS WILSON IN BOOS! RINGMASTER DEFENDING HIMSELF WITH THOSE MASSIVE ARMS THOUGH! HE’S GETTING TO HIS FEET! GOING TO TRY AND REMOVE WILSON FROM THE EQUATION AND—
Deadprez: THE MOMENT RINGMASTER DROPPED HIS GUARD, WILSON CRACKED THE BAT ACROSS HIS JAW! RINGMASTER FALLS BACK AND OUT THROUGH THE ROPES! HE’S OUT COLD ON THE OUTSIDE! WE’RE GONNA NEED MEDICAL DOWN HERE! THAT WAS A SICKENING CONNECTION! THERE’S NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! THE REFEREE CAN’T STOP ANYTHING! WILSON JUST SLIDING OUT OF THE RING NOW AND SPITTING ON RINGMASTER BEFORE WALKING UP THE RAMP!
Crowd: ASSHOLE! ASSHOLE! ASSHOLE! ASSHOLE!
Eve: THE CROWD IS RIGHT! WILSON HAD NO BUSINESS BEING OUT HERE AND—
Gavin Kirkland: LOOK IN THE RING! SMITH JUST SLID BACK IN! HE GRABS FONTANA UNDER THE ARMS AND PULLS HIM UP! RIDE TO HELL! THE ELEVATED BUTTERFLY DDT! AND HE COVERS!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner, and new number one contender to the EAW PURE Championship… JAKE SMITH!!!
(The crowd boos profusely as Jake stands to his feet looking absolutely giddy with himself. The referee raises his hand and he points to himself mouthing “I’m getting my belt back” to the camera.)
Deadprez: Smith stealing Ringmaster’s title shot after the assist from Ryan Wilson. Not a pairing I expected but I’m not so sure Jake expected Wilson either.
Eve: When Ringmaster wakes up, I imagine he’s going to have a lot to say about Wilson, and probably about Smith. He got robbed. But by nature of the match, Jake Smith will challenge the reigning PURE Champion for the title, be that Harlow Reichert or any of her open challenge contestants.
Gavin Kirkland: You’re both so salty. But it’s a no DQ stipulation one multi man. If you don’t keep your head on a swivel, that’s that. You get blindsided. You called out Dray for a rookie mistake. I say Ringmaster made a rookie mistake as well by not seeing Wilson beforehand or keeping an eye out. And now Jake may not have Sierra, but he’s got a title shot!
(Smith celebrates and exits the ring. He walks up the ramp, giving a passing nod to Wilson as he goes. Wilson keeps his eyes on Ringmaster, looking very proud of what he’s done.)
Eve: Legal or not, Wilson wasn’t in this match. Jake Smith just played the opportunist card and now Ringmaster misses out on a title shot! How can you justify that?
Gavin Kirkland: Well… you can’t really change it.
Eve: Fuck you, Gavin.
(Commercial for Clash of Kingdoms, live on the EAW Network on February 15th.)
(“Mark My Words” by Doll Skin plays through the speakers as Universal Women’s Champion, Raven Roberts walks out with her title on her shoulder. Next to her is her loving fiance, Rex McAllister, who will accompany her to the match and be a support system for her.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST… BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY REX MCALLISTER…REPRESENTING FIRE & ICE…FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA…SHE IS THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION… ‘THE BIRD OF PREY’…RAAAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNN ROOOOOOOOBBBBEEEEEEERRRRRTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Eve: I have no idea how Raven Roberts is able to juggle all the matches that she’ll be having within the next few weeks! We’ve seen the whole fuckery on Dynasty when it comes to the Universal Women’s Champion, but on Showdown, it doesn’t seem like she catches a break with The ILLIONAIRES, looking to make things worse for her!
Deadprez: Raven Roberts has a lot on her plate, but that’s what comes with being a champion and looking to be a double champion as well. Tonight, she has a GOAT to deal with, who is looking to get a W in the win column!
Gavin Kirkland: Why does Rex need to be out here? :noah: I can’t stare at the titties without him, trying to kill me! :mjcry:
Eve: Gavin, please.
(“Mark My Words” dies down before “Starboy” by The Weeknd replaces Raven Roberts’ entrance music. Ahren Fournier comes out with Chris Elite right next to him, hyping him up and trying to give him some advice going into the match.)
Gina Romano: …AND, INTRODUCING HER OPPONENT…BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY CHRIS ELITE…REPRESENTING THE ILLIONAIRES…FROM PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND…WEIGHING IN 210 POUNDS… HE IS “THE GOAT”…AHHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNN FOOOOUUUURRRRRRNNNNNNIIIIEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier found himself eating the pin on last week’s Showdown and that seemed to have pissed him off even more! Ahren prides himself on being a winner and someone that never loses! It makes me wonder what he is going to do to make sure that he gets a win against Raven? Does it seem like he’s overlooking her a bit?
Eve: He’s taken shots at her and her relationship with Rex. It’s adorable as hell, but Raven Roberts is a fierce competitor inside the squared circle and no one should be overlooking her! If Ahren is making one mistake going into the match, that’s not believing that Raven Roberts will be challenging to put down!
Gavin Kirkland: The ILLIONAIRES are the hottest tag team in EAW and losses don’t look good for them! The ILLIONAIRES need to get SOME victory going into King of Elite! They’re hoping that it starts tonight and Chris beats Rex tomorrow night on Voltage!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: A first of the King of Elite preview is underway! The ILLIONAIRES’ Ahren Fournier taking on one-half of Fire & Ice and Universal Women’s Champion, Raven Roberts!
Gavin Kirkland: I’m very conflicted here, Eve! I am the biggest ILLIONAIRES fanboy on this brand; however, when I see tits, I just become a different man! I am a man and I have my own needs.
Deadprez: …Anyway, Ahren Fournier and Raven Roberts meet in the center of the ring — Ahren slaps the shit out of Raven! Ahren proceeds to get in the champion’s face, but Raven retaliates by delivering a slap to Ahren’s face back! Ahren staggers back a bit to the ropes! Ahren rebounds off the ropes — PROTECT YA NECK FROM THE GOAT! No! Raven Roberts manages to duck the clothesline! THE FACELIFT! Spinning heel kick, but Ahren manages to duck as Raven stumbles forward in trying to land herself in the calmest way possible! Ahren manages to connect with a kick the back of Raven’s right knee, falling on that knee in the process! Quickly, Ahren picks up the Universal Women’s Champion, getting her in a full nelson before connecting with a dragon suplex! Ahren has the bridge as he goes for a pinfall attempt right now!
Eve: Raven Roberts manages to roll out of the suplex! Look at this, gentlemen! Raven has Ahren Fournier’s shoulders down! She is looking for a pinfall attempt of her own there!
Gavin Kirkland: ‘The GOAT’ manages to bridge out of the pinfall attempt! He does so in such a smooth way! :wow: Ahren Fournier looks at Raven Roberts, who displays a smirk on her face! You can see that Raven is more than ready for this fight! Raven is gesturing for Ahren to give it his best shot! Ahren rushes forward to the Universal Women’s Champion, but Raven delivers some sort of matrix evasion! Rex McAllister getting a good look at how flexible his fiancee is. ?
Deadprez: Dude, her future husband is at ringside. :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: You think that I’m afraid of Rex McVanillaster??? :mjlol:
(After that question, Rex McAllister exchanges a glare with Gavin Kirkland.)
Gavin Kirkland (to Rex): I don’t want to pick a fight with you, Rex. :whoa: I love you and your work. I love all ice cream flavors, especially vanilla because it reminds me of you. ?
(Rex McAllister turns away from Gavin Kirkland at the commentator’s booth and back to the match happening in the ring.)
Eve: Nice save, Gavin. After that matrix evasion, Ahren Fournier runs past her, but Raven manages to get Ahren by his neck to connect with a neckbreaker! Ahren is holding the back of his neck as Raven finds her way back to his feet!
Deadprez: Chris Elite makes his way up on the apron! He’s mouthing off at Raven Roberts! Raven rushes towards Chris with a forearm smash! But, Chris manages to jump off the apron before Raven could connect with the forearm!
Gavin Kirkland: THE DISTRACTION LOOKED TO BE USEFUL AS AHREN FOURNIER TAKES DOWN RAVEN ROBERTS WHILE HER BACK WAS TURNED! AHREN GETS ON TOP OF RAVEN BEFORE BLASTING HER WITH A SERIES OF PUNCHES TO HER! Raven is trying to shield her face from these punches, but Ahren is not giving her the opportunity in order to do that! Ahren is frustrated about how things last week turned out and he’s looking to take his anger out on poor Raven! Ahren picks up ‘The Bird of Prey’ by her hair in such an aggressive manner! I don’t think that she’s experienced this kind of manner before! Rex doesn’t strike me as the guy that would pull his woman’s hair back when he gives her the ‘D.’
Eve: Gavin, I would question why you’re obsessed with them and their sex life, but Ahren Fournier manages to throw Raven Roberts, skull first against the turnbuckle! Raven turns around, BUT AHREN BEGINS TO DELIVER SOME NASTY STOMPS TO RAVEN’S GUTS! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! AHREN MANAGES TO GET HIS FOOT AND PRESS IT AGAINST THE FACE OF THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION! Ahren doesn’t give a damn about who his opponent is. He is determined to prove that he’s one of the best on Showdown and why The ILLIONAIRES should be Unified Tag Team Champions!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! RELEASE THE HOLD, AHREN!
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier releases the hold as Raven Roberts leans towards the ropes, trying to sit herself down for the time being! Ahren manages to get Raven by her arm as he is looking to whip Raven to the opposite corner, but Raven is refusing to get whipped to the corner! She is trying so very hard to keep her feet planted to the ground! All of this effort to try to put Raven away is going to frustrate the former EAW Champion! He already hates to put effort into his matches, so having to put some effort into trying to put away Raven is going to piss him off!
Gavin Kirkland: If people just learn to give up and just let Ahren Fournier get the win, the world would be a lot better for ‘The GOAT.’
Eve: Yeah, that’s not going to fucking happen! Ahren Fournier goes to tug Raven Roberts forward once again, but Raven is still not moving! This is only going to frustrate Ahren! Look at this — AHREN GETS RAVEN BY HER TWO WRISTS! THE CLIMAX! THE CLIMAX OUT OF NOWHERE! THE RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE NAILS RAVEN ROBERTS IN THE FACE! RAVEN COLLAPSES TO HER KNEES!! AHREN TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!! Ahren Fournier with the cover! He’s looking to end the match here!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Deadprez: Raven Roberts manages to get a shoulder up! Ahren Fournier is looking a bit pissed off at the moment! He slams his hands against the canvas before getting back to his feet! Raven is slowly getting back to her feet at the same time, but Ahren rushes towards ‘The Bird of Prey’ with a superkick! Raven manages to drop down to duck the clothesline, but Ahren forms a smirk on his face, but RAVEN DOESN’T SEEM TO TAKE A LIKING OF THAT AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF AHREN’S KNEE! AHREN DROPS DOWN TO HIS BACK AND NOW, IT’S RAVEN’S TURN TO DELIVER SOME PUNCHES TO AHREN’S FACE!
Gavin Kirkland: Raven Roberts may be gorgeous for a nonblonde, but she is one of the most skilled women in this company. One of the toughest and most resilient women that this company could ever have! Raven picks up Ahren Fournier to his feet before connecting with an O Goshi judo throw! She just threw a man that weighs more than her and it seemed so effortless at the same time! :wow: Ahren tries to get back to his feet, he runs towards the Universal Women’s Champion, but Raven connects with an arm drag on Ahren, but she maintains hold of his right arm! Raven is in perfect position as she connects with armbar on one-half of The ILLIONAIRES! You can see Ahren Fournier swimming around like a fish trying to look for some water!
Eve: Ahren Fournier turns his body around as he rolls up the Universal Women’s Champion! He’s looking to put her away with a roll-up!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Deadprez: Raven Roberts manages to get Ahren Fournier back in position with the armbar! He has his arm up, but he’s not trying to submit here! Chris Elite gets Ahren by his foot and places it on the bottom rope! I don’t think the referee saw what Chris did! Chris is trying to tell the official that Ahren’s foot is on the bottom rope! Rex McAllister is trying to tell the referee of Chris’ cheating ways, but he’s not listening!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, RAVEN!
Gavin Kirkland: Raven Roberts has no other choice, but to release the armbar! Ahren Fournier tries to make it back to his feet, using his own power as Raven runs towards Ahren before connecting with tilt-a-whirl headscissors — WING BREAKER! RAVEN ROBERTS MANAGES TO APPLY WING BREAKER ON ‘THE GOAT’! That’s her variation of the Fujiwara armbar and the execution on that was outstanding! Ahren is in trouble! Ahren is in trouble! I think that he may have no choice, but to submit here!
Eve: Wait, what in the world?
Deadprez: Chris Elite just pulled his fellow ILLIONAIRES’ brother out of the ring as that forces Raven Roberts to release the Wing Breaker!
Gavin Kirkland: Rex McAllister turns around Chris Elite, but delivering a punch across the face of ‘Gawd Given Greatness’! The punch was another to stagger back Chris, but Rex manages to get a good hold of Chris’ face before whipping him towards the barricade, but Chris uses all the momentum from the whip to spring himself from the barricade and connect with a backflip! Chris rushes towards Rex before taking him down with a clothesline! Meanwhile, we have Raven Roberts in the ring as she is stalking up Ahren Fournier, who is slowly getting back to his feet! Raven goes through the middle rope!
Eve: FLIGHT DESTROYER ONTO AHREN FOURNIER! RAVEN ROBERTS SUICIDE DIVED TO THE OUTSIDE, BUT TRANSITIONED THAT TO A CANADIAN DESTROYER ON THE FORMER EAW CHAMPION! Almost like it was nothing to Raven, she gets back to her feet as she hypes the fans up! She proceeds to get Ahren back to his feet, but Ahren manages to push Raven away for the moment! Raven doesn’t stay away for long before she connects with a boot kick to the face of ‘The GOAT,’ but Ahren manages to get Raven by her foot and take her down! Raven falls on the back of her head first as it seems like Ahren had found his opening to get back in the match! Ahren with a huge smug on his face, almost like he was waiting for Raven to make one wrong move!
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier gets Raven Roberts to her feet before getting her in position — double underhook powerbomb onto the edge of the apron! I think Raven landed on her neck on this one! You can see her clutching to the back of her neck! I wouldn’t be surprised if a nerve was struck with that move!
(Ahren Fournier flaps his wings like a bird, almost mocking Raven Roberts.)
Gavin Kirkland: Ahren Fournier is adding insult to injury by mocking Raven Roberts! He manages to get Raven by her face, making sure to squeeze her face as much as possible! AHREN IS MOUTHING OFF AT RAVEN! AHREN THROWS HER FACE-FIRST TOWARDS THE RING POST! I don’t understand how Raven is going to be able to continue on with this match! Ahren gets Raven before rolling her back into the ring! Chris Elite is cheering for his partner at ringside, telling him that he needs to end this match as soon as possible! Ahren goes for a lazy cover on Raven, feeling confident that he has her here! By the look on Raven’s face, she seems more than out of it at the moment!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO —
Eve: Raven Roberts kicks out at two! Ahren Fournier’s jaw drops to the floor! He is demanding for the official to count faster, believing that was the reason why this match isn’t over yet! Ahren gets on top of Raven Roberts before connecting with some fierce elbow strikes to the forehead of the Universal Women’s Champion! Raven is one of the toughest women in this company. Hell, she may be one of the toughest Elitists in this company! It’s going to take a lot to put this woman down! Ahren doesn’t seem to quite understand that! Ahren gets Raven to her feet! He takes a step back before connecting with a knee strike as ‘The Bird of Prey’ falls to her knees! Ahren rebounds off himself from the horizontal ropes before connecting with a spinning neckbreaker on her! Raven is down for the count, but it seems like Ahren is more than anxious to wrap up this match as soon as possible! RAVEN MAKES IT TO HER FEET AS AHREN RUNS TOWARDS HER! PROTECT YA NECK! RAVEN ROBERTS IS TURNED INSIDE OUT AS AHREN GOES FOR THE COVER!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: RAVEN ROBERTS GETS HER FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!! THE REFEREE IS WAVING OFF THE COUNT! THIS MATCH IS STILL CONTINUING!!
Gavin Kirkland: Our precious GOAT is completely speechless at the moment! It should have enough to put Raven Roberts down! Ahren Fournier is looking at Chris Elite, speechless as well! Chris gives Ahren the ‘you-know-what-to-do’ look as Ahren has a look of determination to look on his face. Meanwhile, Rex McAllister is banging his hands on the apron, trying to rally his fiancee back into the match! Raven is struggling to get herself into a crawling position! It seems like everything from the powerbomb onto the apron, head crashing onto the ring post and the Protect Ya Neck, took a toll on the champion! She is doing everything in her power to fight through all of this and win!
Eve: You can see that ugly grin on the face of Ahren Fournier, he sees that Raven Roberts is in the perfect position for another one of his finishers! Ahren rebounds from the ropes! Storybook ending — curb stomp onto the skull of Raven!
Deadprez: NO! Raven Roberts manages to move out of the way of the curb stomp as Ahren Fournier stumbles forward! Raven gets Ahren by his arm! Raven is going for Wing Breaker again! Ahren uses his other good arm to deliver a harsh elbow to the Universal Women’s Champion’s face! That releases whatever hold she had on his arm and Ahren rebounds from the ropes again — Protect Ya Neck! No Raven gets Ahren by his arm before connecting with a hip toss! Raven with a beautiful handspring before following that up with a dropkick! Ahren is down as Raven goes for the cover there!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT BY ‘THE GOAT!’ Raven Roberts rises back to her feet as she takes a couple of steps back! She is demanding for Ahren Fournier to get back to his feet! We are going to see Raven use the same move, which has taken out various men and women out in the past! Ahren is going to get the Talon! Wait a minute —
Eve: Chris Elite turns Raven Roberts around as she looks to be fuming at the moment! She is so close to being put away Ahren Fournier, but Chris needed to stick her nose into his business! Look at this! Rex McAllister gets on the apron as Raven tells Chris to look at his side! Chris does that!
Deadprez: Rex McAllister spears Chris Elite on the apron! Both of the crash down to ringside! The impact of the spear looked brutal as hell, but we shouldn’t have to worry about Chris anymore! Rex took care of him! Raven looks at her fiance with a concerned look on his face, but Rex gives her a thumbs up while trying to recover from that particular spot!
Gavin Kirkland: AHREN FOURNIER SEES THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY! HE ROLLS UP RAVEN ROBERTS! HE HAS HER BY THE TIGHTS! UPSET VICTORY HERE!!!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THR–
Eve: NO! RAVEN ROBERTS MANAGES TO COUNTER WITH A ROLL UP OF HER OWN! AHREN’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Mark My Words” plays through the speakers once again as Raven Roberts gets the hell out of the ring before Ahren Fournier could attack her. Rex McAllister meets Raven on the bottom of the ramp as Ahren is throwing the biggest bitch fit outside of the ring. For the second week in a row, Ahren has face defeat and it’s driving him crazy.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION…RAAAAAAAAAVVVVVVEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNN ROOOOOOOOOBBBBBEEEEERRRRRRTTTTTTSSSSSSSS!!!!
Deadprez: The smartest thing that Raven Roberts could have done was get the hell out of the ring!
(Ahren Fournier is livid at the moment as he’s yelling the official that Raven held him by the tights, but that’s a load of bullshit since Raven just outsmarted Ahren. Rex McAllister raises Raven’s arm high in the air, symbolizing her as the winner.)
Gavin Kirkland: No kidding! These two could have wrestled forever and it would have been entertaining to watch! However, it required someone to outsmart the other enough to capitalize and win the match!
Eve: Ahren Fournier looked amazing out there! Say what you want about his attitude, but he looked amazing out there!
(Chris Elite is trying to consult Ahren Fournier and get him to calm down as much as possible.)
Deadprez: This match got me excited for what we can expect from King of Elite, but it seems like things are looking good for Fire & Ice at the moment! :wow:
(The scene pans to Heavenly Hell — Constance Blevins and Minerva strolling along backstage after Constance successfully defeated Shane Gates earlier tonight. Despite the little cheating in the hands of them, they are perfectly happy with the result of the match. The Unified Tag Team Champions are smiles and laughs.)
Minerva: I think everyone needs a little ‘dark’ in their lives, if you know what I mean?
(Minerva displayed a coy smirk on her face, referencing to her using The Dark mist on Shane Gates to help Constance Blevins capitalize on the victory.)
Constance Blevins: Indeed, Minerva. I think Shane hasn’t looked better than before.
Minerva: Agreed, Connie. I think this calls for a celebration. Back on Showdown and we start things how we ended last year and that was with a victory. This is truly looking to be a great year for you, me and most importantly, Heavenly Hell.
Constance Blevins: I’m not much for celebrating, Minnie. That seems more of your thing.
Minerva: It kind of is, but we’re in a beautiful city such as Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
(The crowd is heard cheering in the arena due to their city and country being mentioned by Minerva!)
Minerva: Being around the Romanian architecture is a glorious sight. It’s something that you really need to take in. Look, we won’t go to any clubs. How about just a nice, nighttime picnic at the park?
Constance Blevins: Sounds better.
Minerva: Excellent. Now if you excuse me, I got a phone call to make. Get ready and I’ll meet you outside the locker room.
(With that, Minerva walks away in order to make a phone call. Constance Blevins is left by herself as she looks at the direction that her partner left at.)
???: Such an excellent performance tonight, Ms. Blevins.
(Constance Blevins raises a brow before turning around and her eyes meeting with the ugly, smug look of Albert Hitchman, behind him is none other than Lucas Johnson.)
Constance Blevins: You aren’t really smart if one of your first one-on-one interactions is with a woman that defeated you and your partner at Reasonable Doubt?
Lucas Johnson: I prefer to move forward from all of that. But, I understand, that you’re confused on why I am here at the moment, but I think Albert can clear any confusion. Meanwhile, I’m going to get a water bottle.
(Lucas Johnson walks away from the scene, leaving Constance Blevins and Albert Hitchman alone.)
Albert Hitchman: Ms. Blevins, it was an excellent performance by you earlier tonight and a wonderful way to begin your 2020 on Showdown; however, it seems like Minerva helped you out in order to take the credit for that match
Constance Blevins: Here we go again… ?
Albert Hitchman: Now, let me just get my point across before you respond. You know? You were always the better woman in Heavenly Hell. People always focused towards Minerva and as amazing of a talent she is, I think there’s more star potential in you. There’s marketability in which you haven’t been using to your disposal and most importantly, there’s more of an appeal when it comes to you — the ‘good-girl-gone-bad’ shtick, which may appeal to some of the women in the EAW Universe. Why am I here, Ms. Blevins? Because I make stars. I made Scott Diamond into one of the most feared men in this company’s history. I am going to make Lucas Johnson into the next PURE Champion.
Constance Blevins: Is that so?
Albert Hitchman: Indeed and I can do the same for you, Ms. Blevins. However, I don’t think that Heavenly Hell is going to cut it. I think that this moment is the perfect opportunity to break free and become a single’s competitor.
Constance Blevins: I’m literally one-half of the Unified Tag Team Champions. :skip:
Albert Hitchman: Oh, I’m aware of that. The point that I’m trying to get across is that this Iconic Cup finals is going to make stars and if I have to bet a member of Heavenly Hell to get the job done, it has to be you, Ms. Blevins. The word on the streets is that most of these tag teams, don’t last long soon after they’ve clashed in the ring.
Constance Blevins: That’s where you’re going to be wrong, Albert. I see this match as another test to how strong the bond of Heavenly Hell is. There is no one or thing that can tear us apart. If Minerva wins at Clash of Kingdoms, I will be thrilled for her.
Albert Hitchman: That’s the thing. You shouldn’t be happy at the sight of Minerva winning over you, you should be angry, seething and raging that someone got an opportunity that rightfully belonged to you. How dare this woman just walk in and take something that you’ve wanted to propel your career? Is that what you’re going to do at Clash of Kingdoms, Ms. Blevins? If so, you probably are quite content with being in Minerva’s shadow.
(Lucas Johnson returns to the camera shot. Constance Blevins has a pissed look on her face, but is quite speechless. Lucas has two water bottles in his hand and hands one to Albert Hitchman. Albert reaches to the pocket of his blazer and pulls out a business card to give to Constance.)
Albert Hitchman: Think about it.
(Those last three words haunted Constance Blevins. Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman walk away, leaving Constance to look at the business card. Scene fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for King of Elite. Watch Andrea Valentine defend the EAW Championship against Terry Chambers on the EAW Network in two weeks!)
(Showdown returns from commercial break. The camera opens to Harlow Reichert in her ring gear already in the ring with the PURE Championship on her shoulder. She twirls the microphone in her hands as “Eye of the Tiger” dies down.)
Harlow Reichert: I’m putting King Of Elite and Lucas Johnson’s attack on me last week on the back burner for now. Last week on Showdown, I was pushed to the limit by the talented Harper Lee. That woman has a bright future ahead of her here on the blue brand, Much like Shane, she came close but I proved just how much this PURE Championship means to me and what I’m willing to go through to keep it. And right now, I’m ready to prove it again. The Harlow Reichert PURE Championship Open Challenge continues…RIGHT NOW!
(The crowd erupts.)
Harlow Reichert: Who wants the chance to write their name in the history books? Bring it on!
(Harlow tosses the mic aside as she is gesturing for someone to answer the call at the top of the ramp.)
(“I Love It Loud” by Kiss hits as the crowd erupts and Shaker Jones steps onto the stage. Harlow gives a small nod as she removes her sunglasses and hands the referee the PURE Championship.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING THE CHALLENGER…FROM INGLIS, MANITOBA, CANADA…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-EIGHT POUNDS….”THE CANADIAN WOLF”…..SSSHHAAKKEERRR JJONNNEESS!!!
Eve: Shaker is gonna take the challenge tonight! What an amazing opportunity tonight for this guy! He has a chance to change his career right now, let’s see if he takes advantage of this.
(The referee shows the PURE Title to both competitors before holding it up high.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: This match is underway and remember, there’s a twenty count and no closed fist punches are allowed. Both competitors now circle the ring before locking up in the center of the ring and now Harlow has Shaker is a side headlock, Shaker reaches up and connects with a snapmare takedown! Shaker has the sleeper hold locked in on a seated Harlow!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker is relentless right now with the hold, he’s gonna do whatever it takes to become champion tonight! Harlow now is able to get to one knee while Shaker still has the sleeper on her and she throws an elbow at Shaker but Shaker doesn’t budge! She throws another one and Shaker releases the hold Harlow is up to her feet and charges at Shaker but she runs right into a hard clothesline from Shaker Jones! Shaker Jones now picks up the PURE Champion and drives her into the corner…shoulder thrust from Shaker! Shaker hits another one! Shaker now lifts Harlow to the top rope and Shaker tries to climb up there with her but Harlow is refusing to let it happen! Harlow is throwing kicks right to the face of Shaker! Harlow manages to get separation between her and Shaker as Shaker takes several steps back holding is face from the kicks he just took…Harlow from the second rope…CROSSBODY!! The crossbody connects as Harlow doesn’t go for the cover and rolls from Shaker!
Deadprez: Harlow is feeling it now as she walks up to Shaker who’s up to his feet quickly but Shaker catches her with an elbow to the face and now Shaker….SPRINGBOARD KICK OFF THE ROPE..But Harlow ducks it and hits the dropkick to Shaker’s back and Shaker falls forward! Harlow now follows that up by running up behind Shaker….snap german suplex! She bridges for the pin!
Eve: Shaker kicks out of it! Harlow is back up quickly now and Harlow picks up Shaker from the mat and lifts him on her shoulders….Shaker slips off her shoulders facing Harlow’s backside and connects with the neckbreaker! Shaker is trying to transition now into the Texas Cloverleaf! He’s trying to flip Harlow on her belly…he’s struggling to do it! Harlow is trying to avoid being flipped but the weight disadvantage is against her and Shaker flips her on her stomach! The Texas Cloverleaf is locked in deep in the center of the ring, what is Harlow gonna do here?! Harlow is screaming in pain as she is refusing to tap out! Shaker is yelling down at her to tap out but she’s screaming no! Harlow now begins to her way to the bottom rope, she is crawling inch by inch….but Shaker drags her back into the center of the ring! Harlow might be done!
Deadprez: Harlow is trying her best to get out of this but Shaker hasn’t let up on the submission! AND HARLOW NOW WITH ONE SWIFT MOVEMENT USING SOME FLEXIBILITY TURNS IT INTO A PIN!!
Eve: SHAKER GETS OUT! SHAKER IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET A LOT QUICKER THAN HARLOW AND HE RUNS AT HER AND GOES FOR THE KNEE TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD…BUT HARLOW SIDESTEPPED IT! HARLOW ROLLS AWAY FROM SHAKER UP TO HER FEET AND AS SHAKER TURNS AROUND HE GOES FOR A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE BUT HARLOW DUCKS IT AND GOES RUNNING OFF THE ROPES AND HITS A RUNNING DROPKICK TO SHAKER CAUSING SHAKER TO FALL BACK TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: :damn: That was hot, and now Shaker is pulling himself up using the ropes on the apron! Harlow runs off the ropes again and hits another running front dropkick to Shaker causing Shaker to fall off the apron to the outside floor! Harlow is gonna try to keep her momentum going here as she runs to the ropes once again and goes for the suicide dive…BUT SHAKER CATCHES HER IN MID AIR!! SHAKER DROPS HARLOW BACK FIRST ONTO THE BARRICADE! HARLOW IS SCREAMING IN PAIN ON THE OUTSIDE HOLDING HER BACK! SHAKER NOW LIFTS HER UP AND THROWS HER BACK IN THE RING AND FOLLOWS SUIT QUICKLY…HE’S BEGGING FOR HARLOW TO TURN AROUND! SHE SLOWLY RISES TO HER FEET HOLDING HER BACK AND SHE TURNS AROUND…GIVE EM THE BOOT!! THE BICYCLE KICK CONNECTS FROM SHAKER! ARE WE GONNA CROWN A NEW PURE CHAMPION HERE?!
Deadprez: HARLOW GETS HER SHOULDER UP!! SHAKER CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Shaker knows he can’t waste any time as he picks up Harlow off the mat and places her between his legs…what is Shaker planning to do here?! But Harlow counters with a back body drop! Harlow pulls herself up with the ropes and now both competitors run at each other…double clothesline on one another! Both competitors are down now but WAIT…WHAT?! LOOK UPON THE RAMP!!
(Chris Elite accompanied by the rest of the Bozo Victims Unit are clapping as hard as they can on the way to the ring.)
Eve: What are they doing?!
Gavin Kirkland: What does it look like? Obviously supporting somebody they see as a friend in one of the biggest matches of his life.
Chris Elite (no mic): COME ON SHAKER GET UP!! YOU GOT THIS!!
(Chris Elite is going ballistic along with the other Unit members banging on the apron trying to motivate Shaker.)
Eve: Shaker is up now holding his chin and he takes a look around him at the ringside area looking confused.)
Chris Elite (no mic): FINISH IT!!
Eve: Shaker now just stares at Chris Elite as he walks over to Harlow who’s on one knee and he grabs her by the head…INSIDE CRADLE BY HARLOW ON SHAKER!!
Deadprez: SHAKER ESCAPES! BOTH ARE UP AND SHAKER RUNS AT HARLOW CATCHES HIM WITH A BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX! Harlow is now taking her time to just catch her breathe. As she is doing this, she notices Chris Elite and the rest of the Bozo Victims Unit lurking at ringside!
(Harlow Reichert lets Chris Elite know she’s watching them as Chris Elite throws his hands up in innocence.)
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow turns around to get back on the attack on Shaker but LOOK…CHRIS ELITE JUST SIGNALED DETECTIVE BIGGUMS!! BIGGUMS IS ON THE APRON!! HARLOW CLOCKS HIM RIGHT IN THE FACE AS HE FALLS OFF THE APRON…AND NOW DETECTIVE TY IS ON THE OTHER APRON AND HARLOW KNOCKS HIM OFF AS WELL! HARLOW TURN AROUND!!!….. KICK TO THE MIDSECTION…THE HOWLING!! NO HARLOW TWIRLS OUT OF IT..BUT THEN SHAKER WAS WAITING WITH A HARD ELBOW TO THE FACE OF HARLOW! HE TRIES IT AGAIN….THE HOWLING!!!! THE JUMPING SPINNING DDT!! HE’S GONNA PULL THIS OFF THANKS TO THE BOZO VICTIMS UNIT!! CHRIS ELITE IS ECSTATIC YELLING AT THE REFEREE TO COUNT!!
Eve: HARLOW KICKS OUT OF IT!!
(Chris Elite has an absolute shocked look on his face on the outside.)
Deadprez: HOW IN THE HELL?! Chris is signaling for Shaker to stay on the offense and SHAKER LIFTS UP HARLOW AGAIN SETTING UP FOR THE HOWLING ONCE AGAIN…BUT HARLOW COUNTERS IT LANDING ON HER FEET AND SHE GOES FOR A SUPERKICK!! BUT SHAKER CAUGHT THE FOOT!…SHAKER SPINS HARLOW AROUND AND HARLOW WITH A JUMPING ENZIGURI TO THE HEAD OF SHAKER! SHAKER IS DAZED NOW AS HE DROPS TO ONE KNEE!
Gavin Kirkland: HARLOW TAKES A LOOK AT CHRIS ELITE ON THE OUTSIDE BEFORE DOING ANYTHING…SHE NOW TAKES SEVERAL STEPS BACK…SHE CHARGES AT SHAKER… FLYING KNEE! HARLOW QUICKLY CLIMBS ON THE TOP ROPE! SHE IS IN PERFECT POSITION BEFORE … WUTHERING HEIGHTS! CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS! SHE COVERS AS SHE EYES AROUND RINGSIDE!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Eye of the Tiger” picks up as Harlow rolls off Shaker exhausted. Chris Elite has his hands on his waist shaking his head with a disappointed look at his face. Detectives Biggums and Ty return to him halfway up the ramp holding their jaws in pain. Harlow holds her PURE Championship high in the air.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…AND STILLLLLL THE EAW PURE CHAMPION…HHARRLLOOWW RREIIICCHHEERRTT!!!!
Eve: Harlow barely and I mean barely survives tonight. She’s gotta be thinking after this she might wanna take it easy before King Of Elite! She once again proved though how much that championship means to her!
Deadprez: Yeah and take nothing away from Shaker, he pulled out all the stops tonight, Harlow just wanted it a tiny bit more than he did. Nothing to be ashamed of at all.
(The scene fades in somewhere. It’s unclear with the location of this setting is, but it’s dark. The more the scene fades in, you can somewhat tell that this is supposed to be outside due to the only source of light being the stars in the nighttime sky. A moment passes before we witnessed ‘The Saint of Death’, Santo Muerte strolling around the park.)
Santo Muerte: I failed my quest again. I failed to deliver the King of Elite crown to El Rey. I tried to be patient, but every loss leaves an awful taste in my mouth that no amount of alcohol can wash down. Each time, I promise to El Rey that it will be different. The PURE Championship, Extreme Elimination Qualifier, the King of Elite Tournament — each time, I was left with nothing, but the lingering disappointment to El Rey.
(Santo Muerte sits down on a bench and looks down, almost in shame.)
Santo Muerte: In moments like these, I kept looking back at all of my failures. I look back to the beatings that El Rey has inflicted on me in order to be more aggressive in the ring; to be more ruthless and show no mercy to any man or woman who stands in my way. I thought that these punishments would make me a lot better and to get the results that I desired. Instead, it’s led me with the same, tragic result. It resulted in failure and me, along with my thoughts. What do I need to do in order to have my luck turn around? What do I need to do to make everyone on Showdown fear death the way it should be feared with anyone? Defeating Jamie O’Hara and exposing him as nothing more than a pompous bastard child of ignorance would have been an excellent way of proving to El Rey that I am worthy of spreading his message throughout this company. I was seconds away from breaking Jamie’s arm from his socket and presenting that to El Rey. I have no idea how Jamie was able to do it, but I submitted to him. People will be looking at the outcome and conclude that I’m not someone who should be feared on Showdown. I’m not the intimidating force that I talk myself up to be, but I submitted for a reason. That reason was to continue my journey in Elite Answers Wrestling and I don’t regret the decision. Showdown was supposed to be the moment where people truly began to notice me and my tendencies to inflict as much damage as possible to my opponents. By delivering the broken of the arm of the Ace as a sacrifice to El Rey, it would have assured that every failure that I have faced in my path, it has all been for a purpose. Instead, I’m left back at square one.
(Santo Muerte looked up straight and away from the camera. Even though that Santo is wearing a mask, you can tell that he’s not at ease with everything that he has went through these past couple weeks. He still feels like he had so much to offer and the fact that he faces these setbacks, it grows in frustration with him. He wants to win. He wants to get El Rey’s message across and make people fear the concept of death.)
Santo Muerte: Last week on Showdown, I delivered an offering to El Rey — Liam O’Sullivan’s arm and it was the most satisfying feeling that I have felt within these past couple weeks. This is the type of punishment that those in front of me need to expect when stepping into the ring with Santo Muerte. Liam O’Sullivan believed that he was immune to death. He was a wonderful submission specialist, someone with high hopes of becoming the best in the world. Those are admirable traits, but death doesn’t care about any of that at all. I saw him as a wonderful sacrifice for El Rey. I saw Liam was nothing more than someone who was supposed to make up from all the failures that I have faced within the past few weeks and for me to look towards the future. I was prepared for what I needed to do in the match. Liam wasn’t prepared for the brutality that I had to offer and it cost him the match almost instantly. At this moment, it’s unclear with my path takes me, but my objective stands the same and that’s to make sure that EAW fails at their job to keep me in the background. I vow that whoever stands across from me in the ring is struck with fear the moment they realize they’re in the same ring as Santo Muerte. Whoever stands in the ring with me, they are going to end up with their body broken, lying on the canvas for the entire world to look at them. Just like the entire world looked at me as I faced these failures. Just like the entire world saw me lose my chance of giving the King of Elite crown for El Rey. The difference between next time is that I won’t be the one receiving the punishment.
(Santo Muerte looks directly to the camera with a cold stare on his face.)
Santo Muerte: I will be the one inflicting it.
(With that, Santo Muerte is done speaking. The last shot is of his cold look on his face before it pans to elsewhere.)
(The camera pans to a split-screen of Cameron Ella Ava and Jamie O’Hara making their way towards the ring with focused and determined looks on their faces.)
Gavin Kirkland (in the background): THIS IS THE ONE MATCH THAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL WEEK! CAMERON ELLA AVA PUTS HER TITLE ON THE LINE AGAINST JAMIE O’HARA! NOT ONLY THAT BUT THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH MOVES ON TO REPRESENT SHOWDOWN AT KING OF ELITE! STAY TUNED, EVERYONE! THIS MATCH IS NEXT!
(Commercial for Voltage. Watch 24/7 contract holder Consuela Rose Ava take on the number one contender for the EAW Championship, Andrea Valentine and Lars Grier take on EAW Champion, Andrea Valentine tomorrow night on the EAW Network!)
(Showdown returns from break and cuts to Gina for the final time tonight.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOW CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Gina Romano: AND IT’S FOR A SPOT IN THE KING OF ELITE FINALS AND THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA begins to play across the PA system, which immediately has the fans on their feet.)
Deadprez: We been waiting all night for this one! Jamie O’Hara versus Cameron Ella Ava for the Answers World Championship!
Eve: Despite the fact Cameron is the champion, Jamie definitely comes into this match as the favorite. He’s ‘The Ace’ and time and time again he has proven that he can get the job done. 2019 wasn’t Jamie’s year, but he’s come into this decade with a fresh perspective and a new outlook. He will no longer be tied down by emotions. The only goal he has is to win that championship.
(Jamie walks onto the stage and begins to make his way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA… WEIGHING IN AT 190 POUNDS… HE IS THE ACE OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING… JAMIE O’HARA!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: ?????
Eve: Wipe your mouth, Gavin. The man is not a piece of meat.
Gavin Kirkland: Yes the fuck he is. I think he rubbed baby oil on those abs before he walked out here.
(Jamie’s abs are indeed glistening and he gets into the ring with his game face on. He is focused on his task at hand tonight and that task is to destroy his wife and take her away her right to call herself a world champion.)
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli replaces Jamie’s theme and the crowd reacts in pure joy for their beautiful champion.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT… FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA… WEIGHING IN AT 130 POUNDS… SHE IS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION, THE GODDESS… CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!!
(Cameron raises her championship in the air as she begins to make her way down the ramp.)
Deadprez: Look at the focus and determination on Cameron Ella Ava’s face tonight. Winning this match means the world to her and it would finally put some doubts to rest.
Eve: You are absolutely right, Deadprez. Tonight, Cameron wants to prove that she is better than Jamie O’Hara. Since Road to Redemption, people have been whispering that Cameron only won the match because Jamie hesitated to end it. Whether that’s true or not can certainly be put bed tonight if Cameron defeats Jamie without any controversy. There is so much on the line for her tonight, not to mention the historical ramifications of Cameron making it to the King of Elite finals. No woman has ever been in the finals, let alone has won the tournament, and Cameron looks to add that to her resume.
Gavin Kirkland: There’s no doubt that my second favorite pair of silicon titties is a barrier breaker. Cameron has been the first woman to do many things here in EAW. Making the finals and winning King of Elite could be the biggest though.
(Cameron gets into the ring and passes her belt off the referee. He shows it to Jamie, not that he needs to be reminded of what’s on the line tonight. After Cameron gets settled, the referee checks with both to make sure they’re ready and then he calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: I can’t believe these two aren’t going to shake hands!
Deadprez: If there’s one thing that’s been well established between Cameron Ella Ava and Jamie O’Hara it’s that personal feelings don’t matter when that Answers World Championship is on the line. There won’t be any hesitation tonight on Jamie’s part, mark my words.
Gavin Kirkland: And all three of us know that Cameron is going to do whatever she can to retain the Answers World Championship and make history at King of Elite as the first bitch to win the crown!
Deadprez: Collar and elbow tie-up which is immediately won by Jamie. He grabs Cameron’s left arm and bends it back, but she reaches up with her free arm, locks it around Jamie’s neck and takes him down with a snapmare. Cameron immediately follows it up with a headlock, but Jamie is already getting back to his feet! He separates her arms, takes control of the left arm again, and bends it back. Cameron manages to slip out of the hold, but Jamie avoids letting her catch him a wristlock. Cameron grabs him in a side headlock instead and wrestles him down to the mat!
Eve: Jamie gets his legs up and grabs Cameron in a headscissors! She attempts to kip up, but he’s not having it. Jamie maintains control and Cameron has no choice but to plant her feet and use her leg strength to push herself up and over! She’s free and she nails Jamie in the face with a knee! Cameron immediately drops down and goes for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Kick out at one!
(Jamie and Cameron both return to their feet and there’s no mistaking the look between the two of them. This isn’t about marriage, or friendship, or whatever the future might hold for both of them together as a couple. This is about the Answers World Championship and the desire both of them have to be world champion.)
Eve: Cameron flies at Jamie and takes him down with a headlock! She cinches it in and Jamie moves around on the mat, trying to break free! He uses his strength to force them both up but Cameron maintains control. Jamie slams his elbow into her stomach, which forces Cameron to let go, and he takes it one step further by nailing her with a European uppercut! Cameron’s head snaps back and Jamie hooks the tights… snap dragon suplex into a pin!
Deadprez: Cameron kicks out at one!
Gavin Kirkland: Jamie immediately grabs the left arm again and bends it back! The underside of Cameron’s upper arm is exposed and Jamie gets to his feet… stomping down on the arm! Jesus Christ. Cameron lets out a cry and look at Jamie O’Hara’s face. There’s no emotion in it whatsoever.
Eve: He said this week that the second Cameron got her moment, the chains that bound him to her success and her professional happiness were lifted. We know that Jamie’s been chasing a world championship since he returned to this company last year, and so far he’s come up short. A lot of people felt like Pain for Pride was his moment, but he had it ripped away from him at the hands of Mr. DEDEDE.
Deadprez: And Jamie said himself he’s not and will not hold on to the past. The only thing he wants to do is win and if that means breaking his own wife’s arm in order to do so, then so be it.
Gavin Kirkland: Cameron rolls to the side, holding her arm, but Jamie starts putting the boots to it. He’s stomping away on Cameron’s injured left arm and doesn’t appear to be letting up. She gets to the ropes and latches on, which forces the referee to step in and order Jamie back. That lasts all of two seconds before ‘The Ace’ gets right back to work! He pulls Cameron to her feet and sends her into the ropes! Cameron ducks a clothesline but Jamie catches her on the rebound and sends her down with an armdrag! He does not let go and immediately transitions into an armbar!
Eve: Cameron wiseley locks her hands which doesn’t allow Jamie to lock in that hold! He tries to pull Cameron’s arms apart, but she curls her bicep around his hand, lets go and slips her arm free! That was a brilliant escape from Cameron Ella Ava!
Deadprez: Cameron brings her foot up and nails Jamie in the side of head! She kicks him again and finally she’s able to get up! Cameron attempts to nail Jamie with a knee, but he gets his hands up! He sweeps Cameron’s feet out and looks for a kneebar, but Cameron rolls to the side! She kicks Jamie away from her and both competitors return to their feet! There’s no hesitation from either! Jamie looks for discus lariat, but Cameron ducks and slips behind Jamie, wrapping her arms around his waist! He blocks her attempt to bring him down, nails her in the side of the head, and immediately grabs the left arm again! Cameron grabs Jamie around the neck again and drops to her knees! Jawbreaker! She immediately goes for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Another kick out at one! Cameron pulls Jamie up by the hair but he slams his forearm into her face! That caught Cameron off guard, but she quickly recovers and fires off her own forearm shot! The two trade blows before Cameron kicks Jamie in his rock hard abs and sends him into the ropes! Jamie leap frogs right over Cameron and grabs the ropes to stop his momentum! Cameron comes up behind him and looks for a roll up, but Jamie elbows her in the side of the head! She staggers back but immediately comes back by clipping Jamie in the back of the knee! It buckles and she rolls him up!
Eve: But Jamie rolls right through! He’s up quicker than Cam and he catches her with a basement style dropkick right as she got to her knees! Jamie quickly heads for the ropes and climbs up! I think we are about to see the diving double foot stomp!
Deadprez: That’s exactly what we are going to see! Jamie with ‘Genki Cannon’!
Gavin Kirkland: Cameron moved out of the way however Jamie’s momentum isn’t halted! He does a lil somersault and immediately gets back up. Cameron’s back is turned and Jamie with a running knee strike that connects with the back of her head! He deadlifts Cameron up and brings her down with a nasty looking German suplex! The back of her head slammed into the mat!
Eve: All Jamie sees tonight is another obstacle that’s been placed in his path. He asked for this match and he is making the most of it. I’m not sure how I really feel about what’s taking place inside the ring right now, but that drive and determination Jamie boasted about having is certainly on display tonight.
Deadprez: But one thing we all need to keep in mind is who he’s facing tonight. For a decade we have seen Cameron Ella Ava overcome more adversity and setbacks than almost anyone. For the majority of her career, she has faced an uphill battle. She’s gone through hell and back to get herself that Answers World Championship and it’s going to take everything Jamie has in his arsenal and then some for him to win tonight. Cameron is resilient, and she is passionate. She’s waited for years to be world champion and the face of all professional wrestling. She can not allow it to end after just a few weeks.
Gavin Kirkland: That heart you just spoke about is exactly why Cameron is able to force herself up right now but look! Jamie just nailed her with a dropkick right to the mouth! Cameron rolls out of the ring and drops to the ground!
Eve: I think the shot stunned her more so than hurt her, because she’s already back up. Jamie sees this and doesn’t hesitate! He takes off running… SUICIDE DIVE BELOW THE MIDDLE ROPE!
Crowd: HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!
Gavin Kirkland: :damn: HOLY SHIT INDEED! CAMERON WITH A MODIFIED STEP-UP VERSION OF ‘GODDESS’ TOUCH’ THAT KNOCKED JAMIE OUT OF THE AIR!!!!!
Deadprez: CAMERON JUST CLIMBED ONTO THE RING APRON! I THINK SHE’S GOT SOMETHING IN MIND! THE CHAMP SCALES THE TURNBUCKLES AND SHE GETS HERSELF SET! SHE LOOKS BACK AND SEES THAT JAMIE IS STILL ON THE GROUND! CAMERON LEAPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND FLIES THROUGH THE AIR! THAT STUNNING MOONSAULT JUST CONNECTED WITH JAMIE ON THE OUTSIDE!
Eve: But that might have taken something out of Cameron as well! She’s holding her left arm again!
Deadprez: The referee is down on the outside and checking on both competitors. Cameron is clearly in pain. Jamie is down and he hasn’t moved. The referee doesn’t really have a choice but to get back into the ring and start administering the count!
Gavin Kirkland: CAMERON DIVES BACK INTO THE RING TO BREAK UP THE COUNT!
Deadprez: She takes a moment to recover before rolling back outside. She shakes out the arm and grabs Jamie by the hair, pulling him up. Cameron tries to slam Jamie’s face off the apron, but he gets his foot up! Cameron tries again but Jamie blocks again! He catches Cameron in the face with an elbow, and turns the tides! He grabs her by the hair and slams her face off the apron! Cameron immediately fires back with a right hand that connects with Jamie’s jaw, and he fires back with a forearm! Cameron is nearly knocked to the ground but she recovers and slams her first right into Jamie’s jaw! That rocks ‘The Ace’! Cameron climbs onto the apron and she looks to follow up with a roundhouse kick!
Eve: JAMIE CATCHES HER FOOT! CAMERON GRABS THE ROPES BUT JAMIE JERKS HER OFF THE RING APRON! CAMERON LANDS HARD ON HER LEFT SIDE!
Gavin Kirkland: Jamie quickly grabs the left arm and places Cameron’s hand on the apron! He holds her in place and starts unleashing various shoot style kicks to the underside of the arm! He’s destroying it right now and I hope for his sake, Cameron is a righty! :mjlit:
Deadprez: Jamie finally lets up and he takes Cameron by the hair and throws her back into the ring! She rolls to the middle and Jamie gets back in! RUNNING KNEE TO THE LEFT ARM!
Gavin Kirkland: He grabs Cameron and slams her face off the turnbuckles before spinning her around and hooking her arms on the ropes! Jamie with another series of kicks to the left arm, and Cameron finds herself trapped! Jamie relents on the kicks and slams his forearm into Cameron’s face! He follows it up with an uppercut AND A SPINNING BACK FIST! HE TAKES CAMERON BY THE HAIR AND HITS HER WITH A PUMPHANDLE LUNGBLOWER! THE GALACTIC BUSTER CONNECTS AND JAMIE IMMEDIATELY HOOKS THE LEGS FOR A COVER!!!
Eve: CAMERON KICKS OUT!!!!
(Jamie takes a moment for himself and the camera catches him looking down at his wife. While his face shows frustration, his eyes tell a different story. There’s respect there, and it’s respect for Cameron as his peer inside the ring. The Ace never once expected this match to be easy.)
Deadprez: Jamie’s up and he pulls Cameron up with him. He hooks her tights and her arm, and attempts to hoist her up! Cameron fights! She’s able to get her feet back down! Jamie with a clubbing blow to the back and he tries to hoist Cameron up again!
Gavin Kirkland: CAMERON JUST COUNTERED INTO A SMALL PACKAGE SOMETHING JAMIE CAN’T RELATE TOO! THE REFEREE IS QUICKLY DOWN TO COUNT!
Eve: JAMIE KICKS OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: BOTH GET BACK TO THEIR FEET AND JAMIE CHARGES AT CAMERON! HE LOOKS TO TAKE HER DOWN WITH A LARIAT BUT CAMERON CATCHES HIM AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A STUNNER! CAMERON THROWS HERSELF OVER JAMIE FOR A COVER!
Deadprez: JAMIE KICKS OUT!
Eve: Cameron is quickly back up! She knows with a wrestler the caliber of Jamie O’Hara she can’t waste any time. She pulls him up, and hooks his arm. Cameron is looking for some variation of a DDT I believe but Jamie is able to reverse it, grab her left arm, and he brings it down across his own knee! Cameron finds herself subdued once again and Jamie grabs her and throws her into the corner. He runs forward… no doubt looking for a knee strike, BUT CAMERON GETS HER FOOT UP! IT CONNECTS WITH JAMIE’S JAW AND SHE SCRAMBLES UP THE TURNBUCKLES! SHE FLIES OFF THE ROPES BUT JAMIE CATCHES HER! HE MOVES CAMERON INTO A POSITION TO SLAM HER DOWN BUT SHE COUNTERS WITH A SUNSET FLIP! ANOTHER COVER FOR CAMERON!
Gavin Kirkland: :blessed: JAMIE LIVES!!!
Deadprez: CAMERON LOOKS FOR ANOTHER COVER BUT JAMIE COUNTERS WITH A CRUCIFIX!!!
Eve: KICK OUT BY CAMERON!
Gavin Kirkland: Cam and Jamie are back to their feet now! Cameron looks for a kick but Jamie catches her foot! He lets go and catches Cam with a knee right to the face! Cam hits the mat and rolls right out of the ring! Jamie is looking to take a risk again, and he backs up just waiting for Cameron to get to her feet! She is up and Jamie takes off running! Cameron throws herself back into the ring but Jamie is able to catch himself! Cameron is back up behind him and she jumps up for a dropkick right as Jamie turns around! She brushes the side of his head, but it doesn’t affect him at all! He waits for Cameron to get up and he goes for a superkick!
Eve: CAMERON DUCKS! JAMIE WHIRLS AROUND AND CAMERON CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK! JAMIE FALLS BACK INTO THE ROPES AND CAMERON LOOKS FOR IN EXCELSIS!
Deadprez: JAMIE USES THE ROPES AND COUNTERS WITH A SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE KICK! CAMERON IS DOWN AND JAMIE GRABS HER UP! JAMIE LOOKING FOR A BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX, BUT CAMERON IS ABLE TO FREE HER ARMS AND BEGINS TO PEPPER JAMIE WITH FOREARMS! HE IS FORCED TO LET HER GO AND CAMERON WITH THE WONDER WOMAN PUNCH! THE FOREARM SMASH SENDS JAMIE INTO THE CORNER! CAMERON WITH SHOOT STYLE KICKS TO JAMIE! SHE’S LIGHTING HIM UP AND NOT HOLDING BACK! SHE IS FUCKING JAMIE UP RIGHT NOW AND HE’S FORCED TO COVER UP! CAMERON SHOWS NO MERCY AS SHE STOMPS ON JAMIE’S MIDSECTION AND BEATS HIM DOWN INTO A SITTING POSITION! CAMERON RUNS AROUND THE RING AND CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING BICYCLE KICK TO JAMIE! SHE PULLS HIM AWAY FROM THE CORNER AND GOES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: JAMIE GOT HIS SHOULDER UP!
(The brown eyes of Cameron Ella Ava fill with a bit of emotion and desperation. She’s come into this match wanting nothing more than to prove she’s not the weak half of the couple. Proving to Jamie that she’s better than him is one thing, but the person she really wants to prove that to is herself. Cameron knows that she needs to send a message to everyone that she is the world champion on Showdown for a reason.)
Eve: SHE’S GOING FOR THE AVA LOCK! JAMIE IS A MASTER OF SUBMISSIONS AND STRIKES AND CAMERON IS LOOKING TO TAP HIM OUT TONIGHT! IF SHE CAN SUBMIT JAMIE THEN IMAGINE WHAT THAT WILL DO FOR CAMERON AND HER CONFIDENCE GOING FORWARD!
Deadprez: JAMIE IS FIGHTING FOR THE ROPES RIGHT NOW AND THAT IS DISRUPTING CAMERON’S MOMENTUM! JAMIE IS DIGGING DEEP BECAUSE WE KNOW HE’S NOT ONE TO EVER GIVE UP! CAMERON IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO END THE MATCH! THIS IS HER BEST CHANCE! BUT HER ARM IS GIVING OUT! THAT LEFT ARM THAT JAMIE HAS SPENT MOST OF THIS MATCH TARGETING IS GIVING OUT! CAMERON HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO LET GO AND JAMIE ROLLS OVER AND DRAGS HIMSELF TO HIS KNEES! HE’S BEEN THROUGH A LOT IN THIS MATCH AND WHATEVER LINGERING EFFECTS THE AVA LOCK HAS LEFT ARE THINGS HE MUST FIGHT THROUGH RIGHT NOW! HE SEES CAMERON HOLDING HER ARM AND HE GRABS IT! ARMBAR! JAMIE HAS THE ARMBAR LOCKED IN!
Gavin Kirkland: CAMERON DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE TO LOCK HER ARMS THIS TIME AND JAMIE ISN’T GOING TO QUIT UNTIL HE BREAKS HER ARM OR SHE TAPS OUT! CAMERON IS SCREAMING IN PAIN RIGHT NOW AND HER ARM COULD ALREADY BE RIPPED OUT OF IT’S SOCKET! JAMIE HAS HIS EYES CLOSED AND HE IS FOCUSING ON GETTING THE JOB DONE. CAMERON IS THRASHING AROUND RIGHT NOW BUT SHE MIGHT NEVER BREAK THIS HOLD! SHE IS USING HER LEGS TO TRY AND FORCE HERSELF OVER RIGHT NOW! THE ONLY WAY CAMERON CAN BREAK THE HOLD IS IF SHE MANAGES TO FLIP HERSELF OVER OR IF SHE CAN JUST GET A TOE ON THE ROPES AT THIS POINT! BUT GUYS! I THINK JAMIE O’HARA IS ABOUT TO BECOME THE BRAND NEW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMP-
Eve: WHAT THE FUCK?!
Gavin Kirkland: THAT FAT FUCK XANDER PAYNE JUST SLIPPED INTO THE RING AND SLAMMED A BARBED WIRE WRAPPED STEEL CHAIR INTO JAMIE O’HARA’S FACE! THE REFEREE IS CALLING FOR THE BELL!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: XANDER LIFTS THE CHAIR UP AGAIN AND SLAMS IT ACROSS JAMIE’S FACE A SECOND TIME… AND A THIRD!!!! JAMIE IS BUSTED OPEN! CAMERON’S ARM LOOKS DISLOCATED AND XANDER IS EYEING IT WITH AN EVIL GLINT IN HIS EYE! HE RAISES THE CHAIR AND LOOKS TO PUT THE FINAL NAIL IN CAMERON’S COFFIN TONIGHT!
Eve: CAMERON SEES XANDER AND SHE MOVES AT THE LAST SECOND! THE CHAIR SLAMS INTO THE MAT AND CAMERON KNOWS SHE’S GOT TO GET UP! SHE USES HER GOOD ARM TO PULL HERSELF UP AND SHE RUNS AT XANDER! IN EXCELS- NO! XANDER SIDESTEPS HER! HE SNATCHES THE CHAIR UP AND HE RUNS AT CAMERON! CAMERON HAS JUST ENOUGH TIME TO DROP DOWN TO THE MAT AND SEND XANDER FLYING OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Gavin Kirkland: EARTHQUAKE! XANDER PAYNE HITS THE GROUND!
(Inside the ring, Jamie has sat up and sees the blood that is trickling down his face. He looks at Cameron, who’s left arm is limply hanging by her side. On the outside, Xander Payne is grinning. He’s back to his feet and is retreating up the ramp. He is more than pleased he disrupted this match and stuck his nose into business that does not concern him. Call it a little payback for Jamie beating him just a few weeks ago.)
Deadprez: That’s not the ending that anyone ever wanted to see. We will never know if Cameron would have been able to get herself out of that armbar, and now Jamie will have to live with the fact another chance to become Answers World Champion was stolen from him.
(The commentators continue to talk about the ending of the match, but what the crowd cares about is what’s happening inside the ring. Cameron has turned around and has made her way over to Jamie, and with the match done and nothing really solved when it comes to the two of them in the ring, a look of concern touches her face. She sees Jamie bleeding, and extends her good hand to him. Jamie’s eyes focus on hers, and the slightest hint of a smile touches his lips. He knows he had his wife all but defeated thanks to his outside the box strategy that deviated from the norm, and the physical effects of the match are something she’s going to have to deal with for a bit. However, one thing he does know in his heart is that Cameron Ella Ava never would have tapped out. She would have passed out before ever giving him the satisfaction, and it was just one of the many reasons as to why she was such a worthy competitor even if he sometimes said otherwise.)
(Thanks to Xander Payne, husband and wife were done with one another inside the ring for now. Another meeting between the two would be inevitable especially if they remained on the same brand, pursuing the same championship. Jamie took her hand and allowed Cameron to pull him up. He ran his hand down her injured arm and she wiped some blood off his face. Jamie pulled her closed, and hugged her tightly, and Cameron’s good arm went around his waist. Nothing else mattered at that point other than the moment; another battle fought against one another and somehow, someway they still found comfort with each other.)
(The match was a disqualification, by the way, making Jamie O’Hara the official winner. He would be heading to King of Elite to represent Showdown in the finals, and Cameron Ella Ava remained the Answers World Champion.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)