(EAW Intro plays)
(Aaron Fitzpatrick is seen walking into the back of the Palau Sant Jordi with a young brown haired woman. The two are smiling and having excited chit chat before Hurricane Hawk approaches them)
Hurricane Hawk: Aaron! What the hell?!? You’re late for mic checks! The shows starting soon!
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Oh hey Hawk I’m sorry man. I just wanted to introduce you real quick to my sister! Hurricane Hawk, meet Gina Fitzpatrick!
Gina Fitzpatrick: Ummm. Big brother, I love you but you know my name is Gina Romano now. *turning to Hawk* That’s why I’m in Spain actually.
(Gina flashes her left hand with a new diamond ring and wedding band)
Gina Fitzpatrick Romano: I’m here on my honeymoon.
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Well you know I don’t like that guy you married. He’s no good.
Gina Romano: *rolling her eyes* Garrett has been your best friend since second grade.
Aaron Fitzpatrick: *laughing* well then if anyone should know he’s no good, it’s me.
(Hawk looks back and forth between both)
Hurricane Hawk: Uhhh. Sorry. Lovely to meet you Gina. But what does this have to do with our show tonight?
Aaron Fitzpatrick: AH! Well actually Gina recently graduated with her communications and performing arts degree and she’s looking to try her hand at ring announcing. I thought since the show is here while she’s in the country, maybe she could shadow me from backstage and watch how I do it!
Gina Romano: I would really appreciate it, sir. This is something I’ve wanted ever since I saw my brother first get started.
Hurricane Hawk: Ummm. Yeah. Sure. I don’t mind. You can watch back with me at production. But seriously Aaron. I need you out there for a final mic check before we get started tonight.
(Aaron jogs towards the stage entrance but turns back to Hawk as he goes)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Hey! I really appreciate this boss! Means a lot!
(Camera fades as Hawk motions for Gina to follow him)
(Showdown intro plays for the broadcast and we get an opening video recapping recent weeks)
Voice Over: The path to royalty is an arduous road.
(Malcolm Jones celebrates his victory at Road to Redemption to enter the King of Elite finals)
Voice Over: For those just beginning their journey…
(Various clips of Drake King brawling with Myles and Xander Payne)
Voice Over: And those well along the way…
(Chris Elite pins Cody Marshall in the number one contenders match)
Voice Over: You will stumble…
(Damon Diesel’s previous attempt to win the New Breed Championship is seen)
Voice Over: But with endurance you shall rise…
(Damon climbs the ladder to earn another chance)
Voice Over: But no matter your path to the throne…
(SOSA Henderson attacks Noah Reigner and reveals himself as the man who stole the CITV briefcase)
Voice Over: One fact remains the same…
(Ahren Fournier holds the EAW title in the air as Chris Elite motions to his own waist before the shot cuts to show Ahren standing with his foot on a beaten down Chris Elite’s chest)
Voice Over: Only one man can wear the crown.
(Showdown logo appears center frame as the camera opens to show to the packed house going wild in the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain)
(Screenbar — SOLD OUT)
(Camera pans to the commentary desk where Eve and Deadprez sit)
Eve: HELLO EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!! WE ARE AT OUR LAST STOP BEFORE KING OF ELITE WHERE SIX OF THE TWELVE ANNOUNCED MATCHES WILL INVOLVE SHOWDOWN STARS!!!! WE HAVE AN AMAZING SHOW FOR YOU TONIGHT AS WE WILL HEAR FROM ALL FOUR, YES, FOUR KING OF ELITE FINALISTS WHEN THEY SIT DOWN WITH THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE SHOWDOWN BROADCAST TEAM, CORI SIMMONS! AND WE WILL SEE THE OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION IN ACTION AS HIS CONTENDER IS EXPECTED TO JOIN US ON COMMENTARY! AND IN OUR MAIN EVENT, NOAH REIGNER AND CHRIS ELITE WILL TAKE ON THE MEN WHO ATTACKED THEM LAST WEEK IN SOSA HENDERSON AND THE EAW CHAMPION, AHREN FOURNIER!!
Deadprez: Whoa! Love the energy from my NEW partner!
Eve: *laughing* We’re really doing this?
Deadprez: Yes we are, after the removal of Eve last week, the talented Eve here filled in as an emergency replacement and knocked it out of the park! A past champion in the ring herself, Eve brought a great perspective that got a lot of attention! After seeing #EveDown trending along with the praise the EAW Universe had for her performance, she has been officially promoted to full time commentary here on Showdown!
Eve: I wasn’t gonna distract from the show for my own success but it’s an honor to be given this position and I hope to make you all proud for putting your faith in me! But enough about myself, let’s go to Aaron Fitzpatrick for our first action of the night!
(Camera cuts to Aaron in the ring)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
(‘La Marmelade de Ma Grand Mère’ by Florent Caubien hits as Provencal makes his way to the ring)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Triffouillis-les-Oies, France, weighing in at 204 pounds… PRAVENCHALE!!!!!
(Provençal stops and looks at Aaron after butchering his name)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Aahhh… PROVVEEEEEENNNSSSSHHHAAAALLLLLL!!!!
Eve: Oh no…
Aaron Fitzpatrick: P—prov—
(Aaron’s face flushes red as Provencal climbs into the ring, trying to assure Aaron he doesn’t mind the mispronunciation. But Aaron looks up at the camera broadcasting around the world)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Fuck it. That’s what I get for missing mic checks. A lot of people losing their jobs anyway. I might as well do it my way. I quit.
(Aaron drops the microphone and begins to walk up the ramp before the shot cuts to a running camera catching up to Hurricane Hawk as he is walking Gina Romano by the arm through the production areas and towards the stage. Hawk shoots a glare at Aaron who is walking towards the exit with his head hung in shame. Hawk grabs a clipboard and shoves it into Gina’s hands. Justiciar Eric is seen looking confused nearby)
Hurricane Hawk: Look, we’re live on air right now. And we’ve got to get the show going. You said this job is your dream? Here’s your shot kid. This is tonight’s card, it has all the necessary information you need. Take it down to ringside and use it for this match. Memorize it by the next one.
Gina Romano: But—but ive never— my honeymoon—my brother—
Hurricane Hawk: Look. I know this is rushed but I need someone who can do this job you went to school for communications and performance?
(Gina nods her head)
Hurricane Hawk: Well I need someone with those qualifications to fill in because your brother just left me high and dry. Opportunities like this don’t come every day. You can be the ring announcer for the flagship show of EAW. Or you can walk out the door. Your call.
(Gina looks him in the eyes before taking a deep breath and swallowing her nerves. She grabs the clipboard and walks out through the curtain)
(Camera returns to the ringside shot as Gina is stunned at first being in front of the crowd. She makes her way down to the ring and climbs up and stops her wya between the bottom and middle ropes before picking up the microphone and looking at the clipboard)
Gina Romano: Intro— gah.
(The crowd buzzes as Gina’s voice catches in her throat. Gina takes one more breath)
Gina Romano: AHEM…. Introducing first, already in the ring, from Triffouillis-les-Oies, France, weighing in at 204 pounds… PROVENÇAL!!!!!!
Eve: Thank god.
Deadprez: Looks like we are back in action.
(‘All Fall Down’ by Charlie Madson hits as Justiciar Eric now makes his way out and down the ramp, watching Gina check her clipboard in the ring)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, making his way to the ring from Jacksonville, Florida, weighing in at 220 pounds… JUSTICIAR ERIC!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Well, had some difficulties there but the show always goes on. First action of the night, here on Showdown.
Eve: Eric and Provençal look like they’re ready to get going as well! Referee calls for the bell!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: Our opening contest is underway here as both men lock in the center of the ring. Wow Provencal turned it into a back suplex and and Eric looks a bit stunned here. Eric now up to his feet and charges at Provencal and Provencal turns it into a neckbreaker. The cover…IS THIS ALREADY IT?!?
Deadprez: There was no way that was it. And Provencal picks up and kicks him in the gut looking for the double hook superplex trying to hook the arms but Eric twirls out of it and hits a kick to the midsection of his own to Provencal and connects with the DDT! Eric knows that this likely won’t finish the job so he lifts up Provencal and irish whips him in the corner…..PROVECAL CHARGES….AND NOBODY HOME!! PROVENCAL ROLLS HIM UP!!!
Eve: Eric is able to kick out! Both men are up quickly but Eric was just a bit quicker as he runs to Provencal but Provencal sidesteps and tosses Eric to the outside! Provencal runs to the ropes…WHAT IS HE GONNA DO?! HE GOES FOR THE BASEBALL SLIDE! BUT NO ERIC GRABBED HIS FEET AND OH MY GOD JUST SLID AND SLAMMED HIM ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR! Eric now waits a second before picking up Provencal and grabs him by the head and tries to bounce Provencal’s head off the steps but Provencal is blocking it and throws a elbow into Eric’s chest and now he bounces Eric’s head off the steel steps!
Deadprez: Provencal now seems proud of himself as he now rolls Eric back in the ring but Provencal walks up the steps and is going to the top rope….CROSSBODY!!! BUT OH GOD ERIC DROPKICKS HIM IN THE MIDSECTION IN MID AIR!! Provecal is on the mat in pain and now Eric sees his opportunity and picks up Provencal….kick to the gut….THE PURIFICATION!! GOODNIGHT!! THE COVER!!
DING! DING! DING!
Gino Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….THE LORD OF ORDER….JJUUSSTTIICCCIIAARRR EERRIICCC!!!!
(“All Fall Down” hits as Justiciar Eric stands up and gets his hand raised)
Eve: Impressive win here tonight for the Justiciar. Provencal made a mistake and paid for it. Can’t wait to see what these guys can do in the future for Showdown!
(Commercial for how to be the best in the universe featuring El Landerson and Woogieman)
(Camera opens to see Solomon walking through the backstage area near some break tables, bruised and bandaged from last week’s TLC match. He walks past some production crates to find Terry Chambers leaning against a wall. Terry steps off the wall with a smirk on his face)
Terry Chambers: Well look what the cat dragged in. If it isn’t the guy who thought it a good idea to run his mouth to me last week about his own greatness… how’d that title win go for ya, kid?
(Solomon scowls at Terry’s grinning face)
Solomon: Don’t you have a Lipitor to take, has-been? Or should I say never-was?
Terry Chambers: *rolling his eyes* If that’s how you feel, never-will-be. But I’m not the one who came out making all these bullshit declarations before I had any reason to believe them. You’re never gonna get anywhere with wild promises. You gotta prove it before you promote it.
Solomon: And how would you even know? I’m the one with potential. I’m the one who still has so much more to gain. You? Everyone knows what you are. Not. Good. Enough.
Terry Chambers: Hmph. It’s like I told you last week. You may have enough of a spark to get your ass one lousy title shot. But it takes a bonfire to stay here. You can mock my resume all you want, but the difference between the two of us is that I actually have one. So you can run around talking about your fantasy world, thinking you’re gonna bring about some kind of revolution and a new age. You’re not the first to think it. You’re not gonna be the last. And just like the rest, you’ll fail.
Solomon: This world will know the Dystopian way. There’s nothing more to be said because it’s a fact. By my own blood it will happen.
Terry Chambers: Believe me. That can be arranged.
(Terry leans in with his smirk before Solomon grunts and turns to walk away)
Solomon: You’ll see.
(Terry shakes his head and then turns away. Soon as he begins to walk away, Solomon runs back into frame and hits terry over the back of the head with a coffee mug he’s grabbed that shatters and sends pieces everywhere. Terry drops to his knees as Solomon grabs a steel folding chair from a nearby table and smashes it into the back of Terry’s skull)
Solomon: Welcome, Terry Chambers… to Dystopia.
(Solomon opens the chair up halfway and feeds Terry’s arm through the legs and seat. He presses the chair against the wall before stepping back and kicking it with Terry’s arm bent inside.)
Solomon: Enjoy the new age.
(Terry yanks his arm out of the chair and lays on the ground clutching his shoulder and screaming as Solomon walks away laughing)
(Commercial for Elite Coffee: Now selling fancy ass lattes)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring checking her clipboard.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!!!
(“You Only Live Once” by Suicide Silence blasts through the arena as Damon Diesel comes out sporting a smug look)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Orlando, Florida, weighing in at 215 pounds, The Wrestling Machine… DAMON DIESEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Here comes Damon as he seems to have a easy night tonight facing Chudd in what should be a forgetful match.
Eve: Dead don’t count Chudd out of this, he has the size advantage over Damon, he still has a chance in this match and if he can topple Showdowns New Breed contender it could mean a lot for his career.
Deadprez: Yeah, whatever
(“You Only Live Once” fades out as “Fat” by Weird Al hits and Chudd slowly makes his way to the ring)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, from Little Rock, Arkansas, weighing in at 450 pounds, CHUDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: Chudd has arrived, slowly, but surely. A newcomer to EAW he beat The Dragon Slayers with Provencal, what a start.
Deadprez: Oh come on Eve you know all the Dragon Slayers know how to do is lose so don’t even get me started on that, Chudd is done over, The Wrestling Machine is going to tear him apart before moving on to take the New Breed Championship at King of Elite!
(Damon still having a smug on his face stares at Chudd as the bell rings)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Chudd hasn’t moved a muscle as Damon Diesel slowly moves towards him, they lock up but Damon is shoved away in a instant. Damon gets up quickly, but plays smart as he backs off. Damon tries again and runs towards Chudd, BUT CHUDD WITH A BELLY BUMP. Damon stumbles away but doesn’t fall to the floor, the smug from the start of the match is over as Damon walks over to Chudd and slaps him in the face, Damon is yelling as Chudd is staring at Diesel CHUDD THROWS HIM INTO THE CORNER AND RUNS AT HIM BUT DAMON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! HIP ATTACK BY CHUDD BUT NO DAMON DODGES AGAIN AND KICKS HIM IN THE KNEE, CHUDD IS TRYING TO GET UP BUT DAMON IS ATTACKING HIM FROM ALL ANGLES.
Deadprez: They don’t call him the Wrestling Machine for nothing as Chudd falls to the ground with a thud as Damon brings him up to his feet again, Chudd with one hand tight on Damon’s shoulder Damon pops up for a dropkick that catches Chudd right on the bridge of the nose! Damon quickly has the tides turned on Chudd. Diesel stretching out his arms as he gets back up to his feet Chudd has managed to drag himself to the corner but Damon realizes what opportunity he has as he runs towards Chudd. GET CRUSHED, THE DOUBLE KNEES CONNECT AS DAMON DIESEL CRAWLS TO THE PIN.
Ref: ONEEEEE! TW-
Eve: Chudd kicks out and Damon is shocked I’ll admit that surely should’ve been the end, Damon DIesel is pounding the ground but he quickly grabs Chudd and starts kneeing him in the gut
Damon DIesel: WHY….WON’T….YOU…STAY….DOWN!
Deadprez: Damon Diesel is not happy as all he can do swiftly is drag Chudd and prop him into the corner. Forcing Chudd to get up, but that was a mistake as Chudd runs towards Damon with a sickening clothesline and Damon quickly rolls out of the way. He’s on one knee as Chudd bounds off the ropes and nearly loses balance. Chudd walks over AND DAMON PUNCHES HIM IN THE JAW, CAUSING CHUDD TO STUMBLE OVER ONTO ONE KNEE, Damon pulls him over… Damon catches him with a stiff forearm to stun him! DAMON HITS THE ROPES!!
Eve: BANG BANG! THE V TRIGGER CONNECTS AS DAMON SENDS CHUDD BACKWARDS TO THE MAT AS THE CROWD’S CHEERS GROW LOUDER, DIESEL FALLS INTO THE PIN!!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEE!
(“You Only Live Once” By Suicide Silence plays again as Damon Diesel, with a sigh of relief gets to his feet)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen your winner, DAMON DIESEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: This match was a total disappointment, Damon even seems to be happy this is over.
Eve: Yes, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Chudd on Showdown, the future is bright with new superstars and he might be one of them.
Deadprez: You’re way too optimistic sometimes.
(Commercial for GOAT Fashions, new clothing shopping portal by Ahren Fournier)
(Camera opens to Hurricane Hawk having a discussion with production assistants as various stage hands carry pieces around in the back ground)
Hurricane Hawk: Ok so what we’re looking for this to be is a—
???: FUCK YOU!!!
(Suddenly Solomon stumbles into frame and crashes through a wooden set piece as Terry Chambers walks in while clutching his shoulder.)
Terry Chambers: I’M GONNA KILL YOU, YOU SAD LITTLE FUCK!!!
(Terry grabs Solomon and tries to yank him up but Terry’s shoulder gives out and Solomon pushes up, throwing firearms into Terry’s nose. Terry stumbles back into one of the production assistants)
Hurricane Hawk: STOP THIS SHIT RIGHT NOW!
(Hawk steps himself between Terry and Solomon as Solomon tries to reach for Terry. Security rushes the scene and grabs Solomon from the rear and pins Terry to the ground while helping the assistant from underneath him.)
Terry Chambers: LET GO OF ME! I WANT HIS HEAD HAWK! I WANT HIS HEAD!!!
Hurricane Hawk: I am getting fucking sick of all this backstage chaos. You guys want each other so bad? Fine. You’ll get it next Showdown. But if you lay a hand on each other before then, you’re both fired.
(Hawk looks to the security detail)
Hurricane Hawk: I want Solomon put in his car and sent to his hotel. Terry goes to medical for that shoulder and then he gets the same. If I see either of them here again tonight, every last one of you is fired. I’m done with this.
(Camera fades as both men are being dragged in separate directions)
(Commercial for Peanut Butter and Jelly: “Dahell? Bread starting shit? Nah that bitch ain’t nuthin without us. I heard he been trying to run around with that white ass motherfucker, Mayonnaise.”)
(The camera cuts to Showdown’s new ring announcer Gina Romano with a microphone, no longer using her clipboard.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!
Deadprez: Oh god she is so much better than Aaron Fitzpatrick was! Tell me more Gina! Tell me who is gonna be in this match like only you can!!!
Eve: You seem way too excited for this match Dead…
(“Give ‘Em Hell, Kid” by My Chemical Romance hits as intense flashing lighting envelopes the arena to loud boos from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first at a combined weight of 433 pounds they are the team of Jake Smith and Joshua Nicholls they are… THE REVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVOLUTION!!!!
(The Revolution makes their way down to the ring in matching leather jackets as Jake Smith waves una muleta to mock the Spanish crowd who seems to grow angrier.)
Deadprez: Ironically getting them mad is what it is used for… So I guess he is kind of proving something here.
Eve: I just hope they don’t charge… Be ready security…
Deadprez: The Revolution isn’t playing any games this week! They are here to kick ass and show no remorse! The other team is completely screwed here tonight!
Eve: Well I don’t know about that Cody Marshall is a formidable competitor and the other guy is new but he could be capable of great things as well! The Revolution may not know what they are getting into!
(“Guile’s Theme” from Street Fighter V courtesy of Capcom hits to cheers from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: Introducing their opponents… first from Toronto, Ontario, Canada weighing in at 215 pounds… OLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIE ODINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNSONNNNN!!!!
(Ollie Odinson comes down the ramp gaming on his Nintendo Switch as he enters the ring and doesn’t even look up from the screen to acknowledge his opponents.)
Deadprez: Are you serious right now?
Eve: What’s wrong Dead? I love video games!
Deadprez: This is a serious professional competition. And we have rookies to the sport coming out here with their gaming devices instead of actually warming up for the match?
Eve: Well maybe this is how he warms up…
Deadprez: I am honestly at a loss for words right now with this shit. I should literally come out of retirement and teach these kids a lesson. With this kind of attitude I guarantee this kid won’t last a month in this business…
Eve: I can’t wait to remind you of that comment when he proves you wrong!
(“Lowlife” by Theory of a Deadman hits to a mixed reaction from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: And his partner from Dallas, Texas weighing in at 305 pounds he is “The American Sniper” COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODY MARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSHALLLLLL!!!
(Cody Marshall makes his way to the ring drinking a beer which he finishes before he hits the ring but is handed another from one of the fans at ringside!)
Eve: Cody Marshall is drunk off his ass and that can only mean one thing! He is here to kick ass! Cody gives zero fucks and he will remind everyone here tonight why he is a former Hardcore and New Breed Champion!
Deadprez: So we have a drunk guy and a kid playing video games taking on an actual professional tag team like The Revolution. This should be a no-brainer who wins…
Eve: Cody Marshall has accomplished more than anyone else in this match combined. I wouldn’t take him lightly but then again compared to Cody at drinking you are a lightweight!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: We are underway as Cody Marshall is out here starting things off against Josh Nicholls. Cody takes one final drink out of the beer bottle before he crushes the can in his hand and screams in rage at Josh. Josh takes a step back startled by Cody’s war cry but the big man charges in and takes Josh down with a Running Lariat! Josh rolls to the outside of the ring to collect himself as Cody yells profanity at him challenging him to get back in the ring. Meanwhile Ollie Odinson is literally still playing his Nintendo Switch on the apron. Prolly playing My Little Pony or some shit.
Eve: Will you stop? Ollie Odinson would only play manly games like Street Fighter! Besides he’s long since put the game away and is watching the match from the apron as his partner lays into Josh! He’s fired up to be here!
Deadprez: Speaking of fired up it looks like Jake Smith is convincing Josh Nicholls to get fired up and back into the ring as he slides under the bottom rope. Jake distracting Cody as Josh slides in and bashes him across the side of the skull. But it has no effect as Cody turns on him and grabs him by the throat! ONE HANDED CHOKESLAM CONNECTS!!! The cover by Cody Marshall!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Eve: But there is the kickout by Joshua Nicholls!!! Cody Marshall looks actually pleased that Joshua kicked out as now he can inflict even more damage!!! Cody begins to punch the face of Josh repeatedly down into the mat refusing to allow him to get up! Cody grabs Josh’s arm and easily drags him into the corner and begins to stomp a mudhole into him!!! Cody looks tired as he wipes his brow mockingly before giving Josh one last hard kick in the corner! The referee now reprimanding Cody and forcing him out of the corner as Josh slowly recovers. Jake calling for Josh to tag him but Cody charges in knocking Josh off the apron! Cody yells another beer induced rage cry as he charges in with a Big Boot to the skull of Joshua Nicholls!!!
Deadprez: BUT JOSH DUCKS IT!!! CODY’S BOOT GOES FLYING OVER THE TOP ROPE AS HE CROTCHES HIMSELF ON THE TOP! JOSH WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE SKULL OF CODY AS HE SENDS HIM FLYING OVER TO THE OUTSIDE!!!
Eve: This is the opportunity that Joshua Nicholls needed as he lunges for the tag to Jake Smith! Jake Smith enters the ring looking cocky as Cody Marshall is pulling himself up using the ring ropes! Jake charges in but Cody thrusts himself through the ropes driving his shoulders into the gut of Jake! Jake falls back as Cody enters the ring and grabs him around the neck from behind! But Jake grabs the arm of Cody and tosses him over his shoulder to the mat! What power there Jake using that classic wrestling throw to take the big man off his feet! The fundamentals do work no matter what size you are! Jake staying on the arm of Cody as he wrenches the big man down to the ground but Cody gets one of his big boots across the bottom rope as the referee forces the hold to be broken! Jake releases but then stomps on the face of Cody with his boot as a measure of revenge for Cody’s assault against his partner earlier!
Deadprez: And damn does he deserve it! Cody pulls himself back up as Jake Smith charges in!!! Jake grabs Cody… BROKEN WINGS CONNECTS!!!
Eve: NO! CODY REVERSED IT AND BROKE FREE!!! CODY LIFTS JAKE UP… DEATH KNELL CONNECTS!!! THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRR-
Deadprez: And the kickout by Jake Smith! Cody Marshall thought he had that one! Cody again wiping the sweat from his brow as I guess he needs another drink break. He makes the tag to Ollie Odinson who actually looks annoyed that he has to do work in a professional wrestling match.
Eve: That’s not what I got from that expression… He looks excited to be here Dead! Ollie Odinson enters the ring as Jake Smith smirks at his condescendingly. His face truly tells the whole story here. Jake mockingly walks over to Ollie and pats him on the head condescendingly. Could he be more of an asshole to this kid?
Deadprez: I mean I could think of a few things he could…
Eve: Don’t give him ideas! AND OLLIE RESPONDS WITH A HARD SLAP ACROSS THE FACE OF JAKE SMITH WIPING THAT ARROGANT SMIRK OFF HIS FUCKING FACE! Jake Smith is enraged as he swings at Ollie who ducks beneath! Jake spins around wildly as Ollie lifts him up over his head… Fireman’s carry into a twisting Samoan drop connects!!! Holy shit that combo! Now Ollie coming off the ropes… He leaps… and he drops his knees across the face of Jake who covers his eyes in pain as he slowly returns to his feet. But Ollie jabs Jake hard in the throat as he begins to cough… Ollie comes off the ropes… Running Lariat connects!!! No wait Jake ducked it! But Ollie had it scouted as he swings around behind Jake and rolls him up with a School Boy!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Deadprez: The kickout! Holy shit! This gamer kid can actually wrestle! My mind is literally blown!
Eve: I tried to tell you… Just like the referee is trying to tell Ollie that he didn’t win the match… But wait Jake Smith is back up fast as he staggers back from Ollie not sure what to expect from this guy! Jake definitely underestimated Ollie here tonight as he makes the tag to Josh Nicholls who cautiously enters the ring to try his luck against the newcomer here in EAW. Nicholls enters… but Ollie Odinson destroys him with a Mule Kick!!!
Deadprez: NO WAIT!!! JAKE SMITH DIDN’T LEAVE THE RING AND HE STEPPED IN THE WAY OF THE KICK TAKING THE BLOW FOR HIMSELF!!! JOSHUA NICHOLLS CAPITALIZING AS HE GRABS OLLIE ODINSON FROM BEHIND… NICKY SLAM CONNECTS!!! THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Eve: Kickout by Ollie Odinson!!! Smart ploy by The Revolution as they took Ollie off guard. Even if it was technically cheating. Jake should have left the ring after the tag! Well it looks like he is now anyway… as Cody Marshall is back up on the ring apron and calling for Ollie to tag him in! Cody has this crowd on their feet as Ollie crawls towards the corner!!! CAN HE MAKE IT!!!
Deadprez: Ollie is almost there! He lunges for Cody’s hand!!!
Eve: BUT HE COMES UP SHORT!!! JOSHUA NICHOLLS GRABBED THE LEG OF OLLIE TO PREVENT THE TAG! AND LOOK JAKE SMITH FROM BEHIND AS HE YANKS CODY OFF THE APRON!!! ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE HERE TONIGHT!!!
Deadprez: OLLIE STRUGGLING TO BREAK FREE… BUT JOSH NICHOLLS LEAPS ON TOP OF HIM WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE FACE! OLLIE HAS JUST BEEN KNOCKED THE HELL OUT COLD!!!
Eve: Joshua Nicholls now signalling for something as he goes up to the top rope!! Wait Cody Marshall on the apron! But Jake Smith comes off the adjacent corner with a Missile Dropkick sending Cody back to the outside! Nicholls off the top rope!!! BLUE VENGEANCE CONNECTS TO OLLIE ODINSON!!! THE COVER!!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEE!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here are your winners… THE REVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVOLUTION!!!!
(“Give ‘Em Hell, Kid” by My Chemical Romance hits as Jake Smith and Joshua Nicholls have their arms raised in victory.)
Deadprez: The Revolution did it! They proved that professionalism and seriousness is far superior to what their opponents brought to the table! Drinking is bad! Gaming is wrong! Fuck fun you should be working your ass off 24/7 or your life is completely worthless and The Revolution has proven that here tonight!!!
Eve: That’s a pretty cynical view of the world Dead. People should be allowed to have some fun in their lives if they want to drink or play video games that’s their choice! As long as they don’t overdo it to the point its a problem what’s the matter with it?
Deadprez: Did you just see the same match that I did? The Revolution won because Cody Marshall is a washed up drunk and Ollie Odinson is a green noob who should be playing e-sports instead of competing in the hardest wrestling circuit in the world! Get rekt noobs!!!
Eve: Clearly we didn’t see the same match because I saw an extremely impressive performance from a newcomer here tonight who nearly won the entire match for his team. And Cody Marshall was his usual unstoppable beer-fueled rage beast! Cody didn’t even technically lose this match he was just distracted kicking Jake’s ass outside the ring to win it for his team! The Revolution was certainly impressive but that has nothing to do with the other team’s lifestyle.
Deadprez: Yeah okay. Keep that party animal shit up Eve and see where it gets you. Pierre was the same. Always spending his nights out at clubs and having fun and look where he ended up! Taken out with the trash! You are new here Eve so I recommend you follow my lead and you can be just as great a commentator as I am one day!!!
Eve: I’ll pass thanks.
Deadprez: The nerve… the audacity…
(The camera cuts to a commercial hyping the new Spider-Verse movie featuring Drake King as Peter Parker, Chris Elite as Miles Morales, and Raven Roberts as Cindy Moon.)
(Camera opens to see Ollie Odinson and Cody Marshall talking backstage at a distance after their loss in the tag match against the Revolution. Cody nods his head after a final comment and Ollie walks out of camera shot while Cody steps over and grabs a beer from a nearby cooler before sitting down at a table and kicking his feet up on it. After a moment Jack Haze comes up in his ring gear to talk to Cody)
Jack Haze: Hey Cody. I saw your match out there. Better luck next time I guess?
(Cody looks up from a relaxed position)
Cody Marshall: Get lost, kid.
(Jack looks confused)
Jack Haze: Uhhh… I don’t understand the hostility. I just wanted to—
Cody Marshall: Listen. I see you. You run around here. New kid on the block. Wanna make friends and alliances and shit. Playing the game. I get that. But you’re whole hippie dippie, Love is the answer, peace pipe garbage is the kind of thing that just pisses me off. Maybe you and I don’t have an issue. But if you stick around too long, I’m gonna end up putting your ass through a wall. Call it a fact of life. We don’t have to have an issue. I just don’t like you.
Jack Haze: Well that’s a bit harsh isn’t it? You don’t even know me. I mean two things make contact they leave an impact on each other. Who knows? Maybe we make each other better people in our own way?
Cody Marshall: First, I’m not comfortable with you talking about making contact with me.
Jack Haze: I’m sorry. Are you not comfortable with your sexuality?
Cody Marshall: I’m very comfortable with my sexuality. What I’m not comfortable with is the idea of your sexuality making contact with my sexuality. Second, I’m not here looking for friends. I’m here to kick ass and win. That dude I tagged with tonight, I’m not happy he lost the match for us. But I’ll give him some veteran advice because I respect the fact that he fought his ass off and showed some good shit out there. But I’m not here circle jerking with him. Not my style.
Jack Haze: I just wanted to say better luck next time.
Cody Marshall: And that’s the issue, isn’t it? You have a match against a champion tonight and you’re more concerned about sucking my dick than being ready for a fight.
(Jack pauses for a second before tapping the table and walking away towards the stage entrance area. Cody leans his head back and takes a swig of beer)
(Camera Camera transitions to a panningshot across the crowd as ‘Blackout’ by Company Flow hits and Lethal Consequences makes his way out onto the stage and down the ramp)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome EAW Hall of Famer and our guest commentator for the next contest… LEEEETTTHHHAAAAALL. CCONNNSSSSEEEQQUUEENNCCEEESSSS!!!!
(LC makes his way down and walks around the ring without looking into it. He points in Gina’s direction)
Lethal Consequences (off mic): Thanks, Aaron!
(Gina takes a visible sigh as LC takes a seat over at the commentary desk and puts his headset on. He looks over at Deadprez and Eve with a curious expression)
Lethal Consequences: Hey… the fuck happened to that hockey dude?
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!!
Crowd: ¡¡¡¡UNA CÁIDA!!!!
(‘Revolution’ by The Beatles hits as Jack Haze comes out, still glancing back at the curtain, disconcerted after his interaction with Cody Marshall)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Queens, New York by way of Santa Monica, California, weighing in at 211 pounds… JAAAACCKK HHHHHAAAAAAAZZZZZZZEEEEEEE!!!!!
Eve: Jack Haze is looking to bounce back from an unfortunate loss last week to Damon Diesel after the distraction from Noah Reigner. Jack considers himself a top contender in the New Breed Division. You have to admire the confidence.
Deadprez: Confidence or ignorance? This guy walks around declaring himself worthy of a title but he can’t really seem to get a decent string of wins together, unfortunate circumstances or not. You ask me, you need to walk before you run. And Jack Haze isn’t exactly running yet.
Lethal Consequences: You said it DP. These kids walk in here all the time thinking they’re ready to main event Pain for Pride. But they really ain’t shit. Isnt this the kid who runs around stoned out of his mind all the time?
Eve: What Jack does in his free time is irrelevant. He is a man dedicated to enlightenment and spreading a message of positivity.
Deadprez: Doesn’t he also call himself the Hemperor?
Eve: No comment.
(Jack climbs up into the ring as ‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac hits and TLA walks out with the Openweight Championship over his shoulder)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, making his way to the ring from Tlaxcala, Mexico by way of Miami, Florida, weighing in at 210 pounds… he is the Elite Answers Wrestling Openweight Champion… TTTT!! LLLL!! AAAA!!
Lethal Consequences: Huh. I remember him being bigger.
Eve: The Openweight Champions stands at a slight disadvantage in size against Jack Haze. But he’s got more than enough athletic capability to make up for it. The Lucha Libre heritage combined with his brawling capability makes him a constant threat in the ring. Hard to argue against him as the favorite in this match.
Deadprez: Hey, I respect you LC. But you can’t be tossin doubt at my man TLA. Dude has proven himself time and again as an elite ever competitor and has earned his position on more than one occasion. I got no hate for you, but you gonna have your hands full at King of Elite.
Lethal Consequences: We are talking about this bum ass Mexican in the ring, right?
Eve: Excuse me?
Lethal Consequences: I only know Andy Dominguez.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: TLA and Haze move got eh center of the ring and look for a lock up! Lot of respect in this ring right now between these two! Jack puts his hand up and looks for the test of strength! TLA matches and both men put their hands together and here we go! TLA getting the advantage early… BUT HAZE IS FIGHTING BACK! Haze using his size advantage to work TLA back and take the advantage in the test of strength! Haze is forcing TLA down… BUT TLA DROPS HIMSELF BACK TO THE MAT AND REACHES HIS LEGS UP INTO THE BODY SCISSORS AND REACHES UP! TRYING TO SLIP THE ARM THROUGH! TLA APPLIES THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE! Jack Haze is in a bad spot here! TLA has the choke locked and sinched in! BUT HAZE FORCES TLA’S SHOULDERS TO THE MAT!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOO! THR—
Eve: TLA releases the hold and rolls away, quick to his feet! Hazes shakes his head clear and gets to his own feet but TLA is already rushing in! BIG SPINNING BACK ELBOW FROM THE OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION!!! Haze is stunned and TLA scoops him! Grabs him up from a front waist lock and runs him back DRIVING HAZE DIRECTLY INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! AND NOW TLA UNLOADING HAYMAKERS ONTO JACK HAZE! TLA looking to make a dominant statement before KOE next week! Now he drives his shoulder into Haze’s midsection! Grabs Jack by the head and pulls him outta the corner! Rears his arm back… VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT! The European uppercut catches Haze in the jaw and he drops to the ground as TLA jumps on him for the rear headlock!
Deadprez: TLA is is taking everything in the early stages here! Look at how he cranks that headlock! Grinding away and Jacks neck while displacing his spine to take his strength away!
Lethal Consequences: This jamoke really thinks picking apart some rookie is supposed to impress me?
Eve: Well he’s been impressive with it so far! He rotates over now and Jack Haze is in pain with the leverage TLA has! TLA realeases the hold now and Haze tried to roll away! TLA pounds his chest as he looks out to the crowd and they cheer him on! TLA turns around and grabs Jack off the ground by the skull! Maintaining control! He gets Jack by the head! Vertical suplex! NO! JACK HAZE JUST SLID DOWN BEHIND AND ROLLED TLA INTO A SCHOOLBOY PIN!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOO!!!
Deadprez: TLA kicks out but Haze pushes himself quick up to his feet and— DEAR GAWD WHAT A KICK TO THE FACE! HE COULDVE TAKEN TLA’S HEAD OFF!!! Haze hits the ropes and comes back with a leaping double knees to the chest!
Lethal Consequences: Oh look. The bum is getting pinned again.
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE!! TWOOOOOO!!
Deadprez: TLA kicks out but Haze isn’t bothered by it! He’s gonna take the offensive while he has the chance! He grabs TLA by the head and drags him up to his knees before gripping the side headlock for the snap ddt! He slides around LOOKING FOR THE FOURTH DIMENSION! TRYING TO APPLY THE OVER THE SHOULDER CROSSFACE CHICKENWING!! IF HE CAN PASS THE ARM RIGHT HERE HE WILL HAVE IT LOCKED IN! Oh but TLA manages to slip it before it can be properly applied and he rolls away! Haze tries to follow but TLA grabs the tops to pull himself up and the referee backs Haze away! Haze moves back and forth on the balls of his feet waiting for TLA to get to his feet and come off the ropes! TLA is to his feet— BUT HAZE CHARGES IN!!
Eve: BUT TLA WITH A BACK ELBOW! Haze is stunned and stumbling and TLA comes from behind with a running bulldog that plants Jack face first! TLA is still gathering himself but is on his feet! He tries to slap some life into himself! He looks over to Haze who is trying to get to the ropes now himself! TLA TAKES OFF!! 305!!!! TIGER FEINT KICK SMASHES JACK HAZE IN THE FACE! Haze is knocked back to the center of the ring and TLA is on the apron! TLA lines up!!! JUMPS!! SPRINGBOARD SPLASH FROM THE APRON AND IT CONNECTS TO HAZE! TLA hooks the leg!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOO! THR—
Deadprez: Haze powers out but he’s still hurting! He climbs to his knees and stumbles his way to the corner! Clutching his abdomen now after the damage he took from that splash! BUT TLA SEES HIM THERE AND IN PAIN! TLA LINES UP! CHARGES FOR A MASSIVE DOUBLE KNEE TO THE BODY IN THE CORNER! BUT JACK SLID OUT OF THE WAY JUST AT THE LAST SECOND! TLA JUST CROTCHED HIMSELF ON THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE!!!!
Lethal Consequences: Not like he has any balls to hurt.
Eve: TLA falls off the turnbuckle clutching his groin and Haze is looking to take advantage! TLA is rolling on the mat and Haze steps out to the apron still clutching his abdomen and climbs the turnbuckles! He’s struggling but he’s still making it! He gets to the top rope and tries to beat some life into his chest plate! He looks at TLA on the mat! He lines up! TAKES OFF!! UP IN SMOKE!!!
Deadprez: OH AND THATS A FITTING NAME BECAUSE TLA ROLLED OUT THE WAY AND HAZE CRASHED AND BURNED! THAT DIVING ELBOW DROP ATTEMPT JUST WENT UP IN SMOKE!!! Both men are on the mat now in pain! TLA still clutching himself and Haze motionless after that missed elbow drop! TLA is propping himself up into the corner now trying to breath through the pain! He’s trying to drag himself up to his feet and— hey! Hey! LC the hell are you doing?!?
(Lethal Consequences stands and moves towards where TLA is seated in the ring)
Eve: Lethal Consequences up to something as he moves towards the match as it goes and TLA is yelling at him to back off! The referee is motioning for LC to do the same but… oh come on. Now LC is standing on the apron and he’s yelling at the referee! The referee is now calling for LC to be removed from ringside and— LETHAL CONSEQUENCES JUST HUNG THE REFEREES THROAT UP ON THE RING ROPE! LC GRABS THE REF AND YANKS HIM NOW OUT OF THE RING BY THE SHOE! TLA IS BARELY TO HIS FEET INSIDE THE RING BUT LC HAS A GRIN ON HIS FACE! LC GRABS TLA—
Deadprez: ACID REIGN!!!! LC HIT THE DIAMOND CUTTER AND TLA IS LAID OUT IN THE RING! HE DROPS DOWN AND ROLLS OUT BEFORE THROWING THE REFEREE INSIDE! LC IS MAKING HIS WAY BACK TO THE STAGE AND TOWARDS THE EXIT BUT LOOK IN THE RING! JACK HAZE IS FINALLY AWAKE AGAIN! HE SEES TLA LAID OUT AND HE LOOKS TO THE TURNBUCKLE! HE CLIMBS UP ONE MORE TIME! HAZE TAKES OFF! UP IN SMOKE! THE DIVING ELBOW CONNECTS!!! HAZE HOOKAH-ED THE LEG AND THE REFEREE IS CRAWLING TO MAKE THE COUNT!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner by pinfall… JACK HAAAAAAAAAAZE!!
(Jack slumps over and raises his hands in victory as “Revolution” hits again. He has an ecstatic grin on his face before looking up to see LC’s smirk at the top of the ramp. Jack looks between the two and realizes how he won the match before looking disappointed and yelling at LC for tainting the victory)
Deadprez: LC made his statement tonight. Doesn’t matter who you are. If you have what he wants, he’s gonna take it.
Eve: King of Elite will have no love lost between these two. Whoever walks out as Openweight Champion will have won a battle.
(Commercial for the new Taco Bell Super Grande Burrito featuring Chudd)
(The camera fades back from commercial to a close-up shot of the King Of Elite crown and slowly backs away revealing all four finalists sitting in a chair in the ring with two on each side and the crown on a red pedestal in the middle and Cori Simmons standing in the middle of it all)
Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the sit-down interview of the King of Elite finalists who will compete in a fatal four way match this weekend at King Of Elite!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first…representing Dynasty…Jason McKormick!
Cori Simmons: Next…representing Voltage….Jack Ripley AND Prince Of Phenomenal!
(Another mixed reaction)
Cori Simmons: And representing SHOWDOWN….The Interwire Champion, Malcolm Jones!
(Crowd erupts in cheers)
Cori Simmons: Thank you gentlemen for joining me tonight! Let’s get this started shall we? Mr. McKormick let’s start with you shall we? What would this win at the finals mean to you and your career?
(Jason twirls the mic before beginning to speak)
Jason McKormick: Well, everything up to this point has been crazy right? Nobody even expected me to be here. Everybody expected me to lose way back in the first round to Hades the Hellraiser and I proved them wrong. I proved everybody wrong again when I defeated Ms Extreme no matter how it was done. People can blame Dubian all they want but the fact of the matter is I’m here in the finals and I’m not going to KOE to lose. The Task Force can try to hold me down as much as they want but Score will have my back. So what would the win mean for me? Literally everything because that crown is a ticket to greatness. McKormick winning this thing may not be what you wanted or expected but it’s something you’re going to accept!
Cori Simmons: Thank you Jason. Now Jack Ripley let’s move on to you. What would this win at King Of Elite mean for you?
Jack Ripley: It would get my career back on the right path. Not too long ago I lost my PURE Championship and shortly after I lost my job on Dynasty because of this man sitting next to me Malcolm Jones took advantage of a opportunity. Ryan Wilson costed me my shot to this finals and I thought my KOE hopes were dashed and then Voltage came and offered me an opportunity. I finally was able to get some momentum going when I beat Farrell V. Last week may not have gone how i had hoped considering somehow me and POP got a double pinfall and now my chances of becoming the new King Of Elite have dropped down to 25% but I’m not going to let it bring my focus down any less. I am one of the brightest stars in this fucking company and it doesn’t matter if there’s 3 men or 300 men standing in my way, I’m walking out with that crown and a future championship opportunity!
Cori Simmons: Alright POP, what will a victory mean for you?
POP: People all around the world talk about not expecting Jason McKormick here but look right here….I wasn’t even given an opportunity to compete in this tournament. It’s something very prestigious I would value in my career. I have heard all over social media how “I don’t deserve to be here because I didn’t earn it.” And well, I have no control because I never bitched to management demanding to put me in this match because all I did was take an opportunity that was presented to me which is the same thing every person on the roster would have done. 2018 was a great year for me including winning the National Elite Title for the 3rd time in my career but nothing is going to be sweeter than kicking off 2019 by winning the King Of Elite for the first time in my career!
Cori Simmons: And last but not least, Malcolm, what would a win do for you and your career?
MJ: Well you see this Interwire Championship? I made a statement a long time ago that this is only just a start in the career of Malcolm Jones. And last week Malcolm proved his greatness by defeating 3 other men in a TLC match. I came out of that match with very damaged ribs but don’t get too excited over there you three, I’ll be 100% more than in time for this weekend so that won’t be an issue. Lot of people call it arrogance when all it is is confidence because I’m going into KOE confident I am better than each of these individuals and I’m going into KOE confident I am walking out with both my Interwire Championship and that KOE crown right there. What would this win do for me? It will just shoot me farther in stardom and add to the greatness that is Malcolm…fucking…Jones!
Cori Simmons: Alright thank you gentlemen…onto our next question. Do you have any thoughts on all of your opponents going into this weekend? Once again Jason we will begins with you.
Jason McKormick: Well where do I even begin? Malcolm I think is someone everybody aspires to be like. Have all the swagger and fame and back it up in the ring. But I see right through it all, in this match he’s going to get the momentum and in the end he’s going to fail…just like he did at Pain For Pride last year. Only way he wins is the same way he got in, someone giving him the huge assist. POP is someone I believe everybody wants to get in the ring with but there’s just something about him…maybe it’s just his bitching and whining which is the reason he is even in this match to begin with. Jack….can’t say it’s good to see you again or not. Sure you’ve done good on Voltage since you got there but have you ever though there was a reason to that? There is a reason you couldn’t cut it on the A-show Dynasty, you were just dead weight just like you are in this match!
(Jack Ripley stands up in anger as does Jason McKormick does ready to fight)
Cori Simmons: WOAH WOAH WOAH! LET’S PLEASE KEEP THIS CIVIL! PLEASE BE SEATED SO WE CAN CONTINUE!
(Jason McKormick and Jack Ripley both slowly take a seat)
Cori Simmons: Jack, do you have anything to say about your opponents for this weekend?
Jack Ripley: I was gonna take Jason’s head off but instead I’ll just wait for this weekend and show him when I am wearing that crown and make him realize he’s the dead weight, not just on Dynasty, but entirely in EAW and The Score will soon realize it also. Let’s just say The Task Force don’t have to be your main focus for why you lose this match. POP I don’t like sharing the spot with you but I don’t have a choice and it’s going to be even sweeter after the match I overcame one more man that stood in my way. Malcolm, it’s a cliche but it fits perfectly with you, arrogance is going to be your downfall and your slow downfall begins when you let this brand Showdown down and more importantly yourself down. It will be a good day when you actually realize the Interwire Championship is your ceiling. Ryan Wilson is the only reason I lost at Road to Redemption so come King of Elite, you’re getting what you deserve from me.
(Malcolm Jones laughs and nods in amusement)
Cori Simmons: POP?
POP: Well what is there to say that hasn’t been said already? I have faced many greats in my career in EAW but just dont know about these guys. These 3 guys have hype to them as future of the company but all I see is 3 potential busts. I mean sure, one might break out but take it from experience, I have seen many guys like MJ come and go, many guys like Jack Ripley come and go, it’s just a big rinse and repeat. The only thing these opponents will all have in common is they all will be looking up at Prince Of Phenomenal when he achieves becoming King…Of…Elite. How are all of you going to feel when I turn a consolation prize into the ultimate prize?
Cori Simmons: Alright, and now Malcolm.
MJ: You’ve seen many guys like me come and go? Are you just talking out of your ass or just talking in confusion? Seems you’re ready to be put down and Lethal Consequences didn’t finish the job last week on Voltage so it seems it’s in my hands. Only way you’re leaving KOE is empty handed and shamed. Jason McKormick is only here because he struck lighting in a bottle and beat 3 greats to get here and I applaud that but there’s got to be a point where you ask “Do you really think Jason McKormick can win this match?” Or even if he is king material. Jason will lose and his fifteen minutes of fame will end and fade back into irrelevancy just like the rest of The Score. And as for you Jack…I five star frog splashed your ass at Road to Redemption and I’m gonna do it again. But instead of you having the realization of losing your job…you will have the realization you lost your dream of becoming King Of Elite and the realization you are living in the presence of King Malcolm Jones. You can make all the damn excuses you want about your loss. The fact remains. You. Still. Lost. The best man in that match won it and the same will come at KOE.
(Jack stands up and gets in the face of MJ)
Cori Simmons: GENTLEMEN PLEASE SIT BACK DOWN!
(MJ gently shoves Jack but Jack aggressively hits Malcolm in the face with an elbow sending him out of the ring)
(Cori Simmons slowly exits the ring as POP stands up and clotheslines Jack Ripley out of the ring)
Deadprez: WOAH HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE HERE BETWEEN THE FINALISTS! POP TURNS AROUND AND JASON NOW ATTEMPTS A CLOTHESLINE BUT POP DUCKS AND PELE KICK!!!
(POP taunts to the crowd)
Eve: WAIT POP LOOKS BEHIND YOU!!
(Malcolm Jones comes in and hits POP in the back of the skull with the Interwire Championship and POP rolls out of the ring)
(Jack Ripley charges at MJ from his side but MJ sees it and tosses Jack Ripley out of the ring and Jack walks back up the ramp)
(Jason McKormick sneaks up behind MJ waiting for him to turn around)
Eve: OH NO MJ!!
(McKormick hits the The Legacy superkick to MJ)
(McKormick stands over MJ and poses)
Deadprez: WILL THIS BE THE SCENE WHEN THESE FOUR MEET IN A FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH TO DETERMINE THE NEW KING OF ELITE?!
(Final Commercial for the upcoming Lifetime original movie — “Truest Love: The Thassidy Story”)
(Camera returns from commercial and cuts back to Aaron Fitzpatrick in the center of the ring.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following contest is your main event of the evening and is a tag team match and it is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“Don’t Stop” by InnerPartySystem hits as Noah Reigner comes out on stage, accompanied by Evelyn Ridley.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing first…being accompanied by Evelyn Ridley, from Seattle, Washington, weighing in at one-hundred and eighty-four pounds…The Assault Rifle, NOOOOOOOAAAAAAHHH RREEEEIIIGGNNNNNERRRRRR!
(Noah poses on stage with Evelyn as he waits for his music to die down. He turns his head to applaud Chris Elite as “ODee” by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie begins to play.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: And his tag team partner, being accompanied to the ring by BIIIG MIIIKE…from Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at two hundred and ten pounds…CHRRRRRRRRRRIIISSSS EELLLLIIIIIIIITE!
(The team of Noah Reigner and Chris Elite shake hands on stage and pose together for a moment before beginning their walk down to the ring, Evelyn and Big Mike following close by.)
Deadprez: What an entourage! Good to see some nice cross-brand collaboration going on here–as you all know, Noah Reigner is visiting us from his Voltage locker room to team up with Chris Elite to take on the team of SOSA Henderson and Ahren Fourner!
Eve: I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what these two bring as a team, Deadprez! We know how successful they’ve been this year on their own, and I think they’ll bring some amazing chemistry together as “Broah!”
(As Chris and Noah enter the ring, “Love Sosa” by Chief Keef begins to play throughout the arena, the crowd booing in response to SOSA Henderson. SOSA stands on stage, with a microphone in hand.)
Deadprez: What’s SOSA up to now?
Eve: I thought for sure that SOSA would be bringing his–excuse me, Noah Reigner’s Cash in the Vault briefcase out here tonight.
(“What’s Free” dies down and SOSA raises the microphone to his mouth.)
SOSA Henderson: What’s the matter, Noah? Huh? Oh, you wanna know where’s the briefcase at? You wanna know what I did with it?
(SOSA lowers the microphone for a moment, smiling wide. The camera cuts to Noah Reigner in the center of the ring who stands annoyed in the center of the ring.)
SOSA Henderson: Don’t worry about it, Noah. I wasn’t feelin’ the way TSA handled my luggage last time I brought it with me on a flight, so I had to put it somewhere to make sure it’d be kept out of unsafe hands, you feel me?
(SOSA points towards the titantron where we can see the briefcase in an undisclosed, dark room, the crowd beginning to murmur. The camera watches as Noah begins to panic in the center of the ring. He looks over at Chris Elite for assistance, who looks just as helpless as Noah. SOSA Henderson begins to laugh on the stage.)
SOSA Henderson: There’s just something ‘bout this briefcase. I really can’t take it anywhere anymore. Everybody noticin’ me. I can’t even go to sleep when I got it on me, can’t trust nobody around. I get it, though. That’s exactly why I decided to take it from you. You shoulda been more careful, Noah. Not just with the briefcase, but with yo’ life. I got you three times already, Noah. Who says it won’t happen again?
(SOSA drops the microphone as “Starboy” by The Weeknd begins to play througout the arena. After a few seconds, Ahren Fournier arrives with Kassidy Heart on his arm and his umbrella in the other.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: And their opponents…weighing in at a combined four-hundred and one pounds…AAAAAAHREN FOURNIIEERR AND SOSSSAAAAAA HENDERRRSOONNNN!
(Ahren and SOSA bump fists before running together down the ramp, diving straight under the bottom rope and entering the ring.)
Deadprez: HERE WE GO, PIERRE! BEFORE SOSA AND AHREN CAN EVEN FULLY ENTER THE RING, BROAH HAS ALREADY UNLEASHED THEIR ASSAULT, STOMPING INTO AHREN AND SOSA!
Eve: This isn’t fair! The referee needs to gain control of this matchup, somehow–BUT SOSA AND AHREN! THEY’RE BEGINNING TO COUNTER THE ASSAULT! THEY’VE RISEN TO THEIR FEET! AHREN AND SOSA ARE REGAINING CONTROL! FISTS ARE FLYING ALL OVER THE CENTER OF THE RING! AND THE REFEREE HASN’T EVEN OFFICIALLY STARTED THIS MATCHUP! WHAT IS IT GONNA TAKE TO GET THESE FOUR MEN UNDER CONTROL?!
Deadprez: SOSA and Ahren are looking good here–the crowd booing as they start to build some momentum! A right hand from Ahren to the skull of Chris, a kick to the midsection to Noah from SOSA! And Broah is falling back! They look defenseless here! Ahren shouting some directions at SOSA–Henderson to the top rope–Ahren with a fist to the skull of Chris, and a punch that knocks Noah Reigner down to the ground–DIVING CROSSBODY FROM SOSA HENDERSON ONTO CHRIS ELITE, BOTH MEN COLLIDING INTO NOAH REIGNER ON THE GROUND! SOSA hops back up, gives Ahren a high five before Ahren retreats to the apron. SOSA rolling Chris Elite outside of the ring with a few kicks to the back, leading him straight to Big Mike. Looks like the ref finally has the two people he needs to start off in the ring–but this is starting to look more like a handicapped match already.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: I agree with you, Prez. Chris Elite can barely get back up to his feet now, but with Big Mike’s help, he might be able to make it to the apron–but that’s no matter, SOSA Henderson in the center of the ring with Noah Reigner–I thought we’d have to wait until King of Elite to see this one, but we’re getting some version of it right here on Showdown! SOSA with stomps to the chest of Noah Reigner, who’s now looking desperately for his partner–but SOSA won’t slow the onslaught! Noah Reigner is going to be absolutely unrecognizable here after SOSA goes in with the stomps–and now he completely mounts Reigner, beating him to a pulp with his fists!
Deadprez: SOSA stands up to his feet now–jumping foot stomp to the chest of Noah Reigner before tagging in Ahren Fournier into this matchup for the first time! Here comes the GOAT! With Kassidy Heart cheering her little heart out here at ringside! And Noah trying to sneak away–but Ahren won’t let him! Ahren beating down Noah on the ground here, hitting him with some hard boots and elbows to the midsection–continuing the dominance for team GOATSA!
Eve: “Goatsa?” Is that their official team name?
Deadprez: If it isn’t, it should be.
Eve: Alright, er, Goatsa still looking exellent here as Ahren pulls Noah Reigner up by the neck–looks like he’s setting him up for a–yes, there it is! Belly to belly suplex to Noah Reigner! Theron goes for the cover–
Referee: OOOOOONNNNEE! TTWWWOOOOOO!
Eve: And a kickout by Noah Reigner! He got the shoulder up!
Deadprez: Ahren looking frustrated here as he’s forced to listen to Evelyn Ridley at ringside, trying to cheer Noah on. Chris Elite leans over the apron, trying to reach for the tag–Ahren not gonna let it happen though, he grabs Noah by the arm–but Noah counters with an uppercut to Ahren Fournier! That sets Ahren back enough for Noah to–AN INVERTED DDT! DDT FROM NOAH REIGNER TO AHREN! And that flattened him right out! Noah used every ounce of his strength to pull that one off–he can barely stand back up! He uses the ropes to hoist himself back up–Ahren gets himself up slowly, looking to go after Noah Reigner on the ropes–
Eve: AND A STEP UP ENZUGIRI FROM NOAH REIGNER! Cracking the skull of Ahren Fournier with that boot! Ahren teeters–and he falls down to the ground! That leaves Noah Reigner able to make the tag to Chris Elite! Chris jumps right over the top rope and goes straight after Ahren Fournier. He pulls him in for an irish whip into the empty corner–he backs up slightly–347! THE RUNNING KNEE FACEBUSTER TO AHREN WHO GOT A MOUTHFUL OF CHRIS ELITE!
Eve: I meant a mouthful of his knees. He did–the facebuster, it–right in the mouth–
Deadprez: I’m gonna try not to focus too much on what he just said, but instead the action in-ring where Chris Elite has regained total control of this matchup for his team. With Ahren still in the corner, Chris goes for the punch–and another–HE GOES FOR THE FULL COMBO! THE 5 BOROUGH COMBO THAT IS! He finishes off the combo with the lariat to Ahren Fournier. Ahren in trouble here as he falls down into the turnbuckle corner. Chris pulls him straight up by the arm–SITOUT POWERBOMB FROM CHRIS ELITE! He plants Ahren in the center of the ring and goes for the pin–
Referee: OOOONNNEE! TWWWWOOO!
Eve: Kickout at two! What is it gonna take for Ahren Fournier to get back into this one?!
Deadprez: Just look at poor Kassidy Heart’s troubled face…
Eve: Forget, Kassidy! This has nothing to do with her. Ahren Fournier needs to find his way out of this one, by any means necessary! Chris grabbing Ahren by the back of the head–and Ahren with an uppercut! And another! A kick to the midsection from Ahren to Chris–Chris looks like he had the wind knocked out of him–AHREN WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE SHIN! CHRIS FALLS TO HIS KNEES–AND AHREN FINISHES THE COMBO FOR THE STARSTRUCK! HE HIT IT! AND HE LOOKS TO HIS PARTNER FOR THE TAG!
Deadprez: SOSA HENDERSON IS BACK IN! AND INSTEAD OF GOING FOR CHRIS ELITE, HE RUNS STRAIGHT AFTER NOAH REIGNER! A DROPKICK TO NOAH REIGNER, FORCING HIM OFF THE APRON AND–HE COMES CRASHING DOWN, RIGHT ONTO BIG MIKE AND EVELYN RIDLEY! SOSA Henderson talking smack over the ropes as Ahren comes behind him and tries to go for an another attack on Chris Elite–but the referee stops him! The referee tries to force Ahren back into his corner! Chris pulling himself up by the ropes, trying to get back into this one–I don’t think he realizes what happened to Noah and Big Mike! And–OH MY GOD! KASSIDY HEART–
Eve: KASSIDY HEART WITH AHREN’S UMBRELLA! SHE HIT CHRIS ELITE STRAIGHT IN THE SKULL WITH AHREN’S UMBRELLA! She hops down from the apron–Chris backs straight into SOSA Henderson who connects with–PAID IN FULL! THE PAID IN FULL! THE KICK CONNECTS! CHRIS ELITE IS DOWN! AHREN DIRECTS THE REFEREE BACK TO THE TWO LEGAL MEN IN THE RING! AND SOSA GOES FOR THE COVER!
Referee: OOOONNNNEE! TTWWWWWWWWOOOO! THRRRRRREEEEEEE!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Here are your winners, AAAAHREN FOURNIERR AND SOOSSAAAA HENDERRRSOONNNNN!
(SOSA and Ahren each duck underneath the bottom rope, without having their hands raised by the referee. They rendevouz with Kassidy Heart and begin their way up the ramp.)
Deadprez: I can’t believe that meddling bitch Kassidy Heart got in the way of another one of Ahren’s matches.
Eve: That’s what she’s good for, Prez. Can’t be mad at their alliance if it’s working.
(Noah Reigner is stumbling to his feet and screaming at SOSA Henderson who can be seen laughing from the stage after walking up. Chris Elite has woken back up and realized what just happened. He rolls out of the ring and nearly collapses against the timekeepers corner as he grabs a microphone.)
Chris Elite: Nah… nah. We ain’t playing it like this.
(Ahren Fournier and Kassidy Heart are just laughing at Chris from the ramp.)
Chris Elite: Hey—oof.
(Chris drops to a knee and Big Mike walks over and helps his friend back up to his feet.)
Chris Elite: Hey yo… fashion fuck boy… I see your ass. Making this falls count anywhere so you can get that walking plastic mannequin involved. Nah. We ain’t doing that. You tried to take my Gawd Contract a couple weeks ago. Allow me to show your ass how to use one.
(Ahren looks confused from the ramp)
Chris Elite: Oh, we gonna have a match for the EAW title. I earned that shit. But it ain’t gonna be Falls Count Anywhere. I ain’t playing this outside interference bullshit. Nah. You gonna face me man to man, one on one… INSIDE A FUCKING STEEL CAGE.
Eve: OH MY GAWD!!!
Deadprez: CHRIS ELITE VERSUS AHREN FOURNIER IN A STEEL CAGE!!
(Ahren is pitching a fit on the ramp)
Chris Elite: That’s how you use a Gawd Contract, ya punk ass bitch.
(Chris drops the microphone and steadies himself on his feet, staring a hole through Ahren who scowls and holds the EAW Championship high in the air)
(EAW Network Logo Buzzes)