(EAW Intro plays)
(We see a black limousine pull up to Osaka-jō Hall and park near the back door. The driver steps out and opens the door. Kassidy Heart steps out looking her usual magnificent self in a designer fur coat that accentuates her golden beauty. Then Ahren Fournier exits the limousine wearing a fur coat with kanji painted into the white fur to look like a kimono and the EAW Championship over his shoulder. They walk towards the arena entrance with heads high, ahren walking with his umbrella as if it were a cane.)
(Showdown intro plays for the broadcast and then the camera opens to show the packed house at Osaka-jō Hall in Osaka, Japan. The crowd cheers wildly as the camera sweeps through the arena before settling on Deadprez and Pierre McGuire at the commentary desk.)
Deadprez: WELCOME TO SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN! We are coming to you live from the land of the rising sun, bringing you the very best there is in the wrestling industry! Truly these performers are wrestling royalty! Some might call this a wrestle kingdom!
Pierre McGuire: We have a great show tonight to kick off the new year! We are going to hear from our General Manager, Hurricane Hawk, regarding the events of Road to Redemption, we have young talents making debuts, and word is that we will have the official coronation of the new EAW Champion, Ahren Fournier!
Deadprez: And where Ahren Fournier goes, you can usually find Kassidy Heart! That girl makes my heart skip!
Pierre Mcguire: You should probably have that looked at.
(“No Regrets” by Pusha T hits as Hurricane Hawk walks out, waving to the cheering crowd as he makes his way to the ring. Aaron Fitzpatrick picks up his microphone at ringside.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Showdown General Manager… HURRRRIICCAAAANNNEEE HAAAWWWKK!
(Hawk climbs into the ring and soaks in the crowd that cheers for his name, the only words they understood)
Hurricane Hawk: Kon’nochiwa! And thank you!
(The crowd pops for a Japanese word)
Hurricane Hawk: *laughing* Yeah that’s about all I’m giving you.
Deadprez: Hawk is a man of the people!
Hurricane Hawk: But let’s talk a moment about Road to Redemption! It was an amazing night for all of EAW and its fans but especially for Showdown! Among many other things, Malcolm Jones walked out as the man who has secured his position in the King of Elite finals! That means that Showdown will not be holding a qualifying tournament of any sort for the first time that I can personally remember. I know that there are a number of elitists on the roster who aren’t pleased about this, but Malcolm earned that position himself and I’m sure that he will do us all proud. And Malcolm wasn’t the only one to have a defining win at the show. Ahren Fournier survives the duration of the Extreme Elimination Chamber to capture the EAW Championship!
(Crowd buzzes over the GOAT’s name)
Hurricane Hawk: He was taken to the limit, and he came out the winner. Nothing there was outside the rules of the match, and he managed to pin Diamond Cage for the title. Speaking of Diamond Cage, we’ve yet to receive an update on his whereabouts. As you all saw, he walked out of Road to Redemption through the crowd in front of his hometown fans and hasn’t been seen since. That said, a number of doctors have reviewed the footage and determined that even if we knew where Cage was, he would not be cleared to compete due to the obvious head traumas he suffered that night. So the search goes on for Diamond Cage’s whereabouts, but I just want to say directly that I hope he is getting the treatment he needs. As for our new EAW Champion, we will be having a match next week to determine his next contender. On top of all that, EAW’s business man of the year, TLA, retained the Openweight Championship against Consuela Rose Ava. TLA is very hungry to complete his next two defenses and told me himself that he has spoken to Captain Charisma over on Voltage and will be appearing there tomorrow night to seek out his next challenger!
(The crowd cheers for TLA’s name and nothing else in that sentence)
Hurricane Hawk: Now… there’s two other things I’d like to address. The first is that I do not approve of Drake King getting himself involved in a match the way he did, particularly one between two non Showdown stars. Drake, I know you have your rivalry with Xander Payne. But that does not give you the right to interfere and have a hand in the outcome of a championship match. I will be speaking to Captain Charisma and we will determine an appropriate punishment for your actions.
(Hawk takes a moment to brush the healing cut over his cheek)
Hurricane Hawk: And that’s not the only punishment to be doled out. Everyone is aware of the blind attack I suffered at Road to Redemption, I’m sure. A thorough investigation is being conducted. And when I find out who did it, they will be dealt with mercilessly. Have no goddamn questions about that.
(Hawk takes a breath to calm himself)
Hurricane Hawk: But that’s it for recap and updates. We have a fantastic show for you all tonight as we gear up for King of Elite! And we’re gonna get things underway right now!
(Hawk climbs out of the ring and hands a microphone to Aaron Fitzpatrick as they pass by each other)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!!!!!!
(The lights go out and the arena is engulfed in smoke as “All Fall Down” by Charlie Madson · Tom De Jager · James Falconi · Richard Quinn · Sarah-Jane Norman hits as Justiciar Eric makes his way to the stage making a solemn pledge before continuing to the ring)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Making his way to the ring, from Jacksonville, Florida, weighing in at 220 pounds… JUSTICIAR ERIC!!!!!
Deadprez: A formidable newcomer to the business Justiciar Eric hasn’t had a great start so far in Elite Answers Wrestling, succumbing to Jake Smith on Fight Grid he hasn’t been so happy leading into this match with Damon Diesel either
Pierre: Yes but who knows maybe Justiciar Eric’s odds will turn around in this matchup tonight who knows but he is facing a formidable opponen-
(“You Only Live Once (Instrumental)” by Suicide Silence hits as the stage is filled with smoke and the lights in synch with the music, Damon Diesel appears from the back)
Deadprez: Speak of the devil, I have a fear that Justiciar Eric won’t make it out of this match alive facing Damon Diesel
Pierre: Well put this into consideration, Damon Diesel hasn’t been doing so well in Elite Answers Wrestling so far, maybe if he’s lucky Justiciar Eric can turn his tides around who knows but Damon Diesel is not someone to sleep on.
(DING DING DING!!!!)
Deadprez: We are underway as Justiciar Eric starts trash talking Damon Diesel from a distance, Diesel is trying to get a-piece of Justiciar Eric but Eric is circling around Damon, they both lock up, Damon Diesel has the power over Justiciar Eric pushing him to the ropes
Pierre: The ref trying to seperate as Diesel reluctantly does so, OH he slaps Justiciar Eric as Eric is trying to attack him but the ref is holding him back
Deadprez: Justiciar Eric has a lot to prove in this matchup, his Showdown debut out of all places, if he beats one of Showdowns best then this might prove that he’s in for a lot in the coming months
Pierre: OH AS SOON AS JUSTICIAR ERIC IS REMOVED FROM THE GRIP OF THE REFEREE HE HITS DIESEL WITH A SUPERKICK, but Damon Diesel is still standing, dazed tho. RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP, DIESEL HAS FALLEN.
Deadprez: Justiciar Eric is now stomping away and yelling at Diesel, he’s bringing him up, DAMON WITH A KICK TO THE GUT AND A DDT, Damon is now circling around Justiciar Eric giving him a stare that could scare anyone. Damon Diesel grabs Justiciar Eric around the throat and is now dragging him up to his feet Damon shoves Eric and OH A VICIOUS CHOP ACROSS THE CHEST OF JUSTICIAR ERIC
Pierre: Damon Diesel is now viciously attacking Eric’s leg with knees and stomps, A ELBOW- DAMON DIESEL HAS TRANSITIONED HIS ATTACK INTO THE LEG LOCK, THE ANKLE LOCK IS SENCHED IN ON JUSTICIAR ERIC, BUT ERIC IS ALREADY FIGHTING BACK WITH KICKS WITH HIS OTHER LEG! DAMON LETS GO, ERIC HAS ALREADY GRABBED THE LEG OF DAMON DIESEL, HE GETS UP! SINGLE LEG DDT
Deadprez: Justiciar Eric has leaned against the ropes to catch his breath, but a fan caught his eye and now he’s yelling at him while Damon Diesel has gotten to his feet. OH AND A CLOTHESLINE OVER THE TOP ROPE AND JUSTICIAR ERIC IS ON THE OUTSIDE. Damon slides under the bottom rope and grabs Justiciar Eric, OH BUT JUSTICIAR ERIC- HE THROWS DAMON DIESEL HEADFIRST INTO THE RINGPOST HEAD FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pierre: Justiciar Eric has thrown Damon Diesel back into the ring and went for the pin
Deadprez: OH DIESEL HAS KICKED OUT, JUSTICIAR ERIC IS SHOCKED HE GOES FOR THE PIN AGAIN
Pierre: AGAIN, ERIC HAS LOST IT HE IS ATTACK DAMON DIESEL WITH A FURY OF PUNCHES BUT DIESEL EASILY SHOVES HIM AWAY
Deadprez: JUSTICIAR ERIC RUNNING TOWARDS DAMON DIESEL AND, POP UP POWERBOMB BUT DIESEL IS NOT DONE AS HE IS AGAIN LIFTING JUSTICIAR ERIC TO HIS FEET IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT HERE, I THINK HE’S LOOKING FOR OPEN MINDED
Pierre: Damon Diesel lifts Justiciar Eric up, BUT ERIC REVERSES I- ORDER IMPACT, THE JUMPING CUTTER CONNECTS AS DAMON COLLAPSES TO THE FLOOR, BUT ERIC IS NOT DONE AS I THINK HE’S LOOKING FOR THE PURIFICATION! HE HITS IT, ERIC FALLS OVER DAMON DIESEL FOR THE COUNT!
(DING DING DING!!!!!)
(“All Fall Down” blast in the arena again as Justiciar Eric reaches his feet in shock)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Ladies and gentlemen your winner… JUSTICIAR ERIC!!!!!!
Pierre: A FANTASTIC DEBUT FOR JUSTICIAR ERIC HERE ON SHOWDOWN!!! This young man fought hard and earned the win! This could be just the start for him!
Deadprez: One match. One win. Tonight is all about looking towards 2019 and maybe we kick it off with the start of a future star!
(Commercial for Rex McAllister’s signature hot sauce. Add some flavor to that unseasoned chicken breast)
(Feed opens to cell phone camera footage. We see Drake King holding his cell phone up to film himself, back lit by the neon glow from various signs as he stands in the city center of Osaka, Japan.)
Drake King: What’s up everyone? Did ya miss me? Well as I’d bet you’ve all heard by now, I’ve been told to stay away tonight. But I’m sure you’re all there, chanting your love for me! OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK! Am I right?
(Drake laughs but his face slowly fades to anger)
Drake King: You sheep disgust me. You’ve gone on for months and months chanting a word at me even when things weren’t ok. How do you ignorant fools know if everything’s ok? Do you know if my family is falling apart? If my mother died? If I’ve got the flu? I might as well since that word makes want to vomit. You all even tried to chant that garbage at me after Xander got lucky and beat me a few weeks ago. That was most certainly not ok but you all just had to make your little chants and mock me with it. But you want me to still run around like a puppet to entertain you? Not a chance.
(Drake gives a mischievous smile)
Drake King: So I chose to go and make everything nice and… “ok”… for myself. Everyone wants to ask… “Drake… why’d you screw Xander?” Xander Payne was in perfect position he was climbing that ladder… the curtain was there… so for the first time in my career I bolted. I didn’t wait for permission. And I kept him from getting that title. Xander came to Showdown… to my territory… and embarrassed me. So he brought all of this on himself. Drake didn’t screw Xander. Xander screwed Xander. The real winner came out on top at the end of it all.
Drake King: But don’t worry about me not being at the arena tonight. You’ll all be seeing much more from me. I’m so far from done. I’m not waiting for my shot anymore. Things are about to change around here. What makes me so sure? Answer’s in the name. I. AM. KING.
(Feed cuts to static)
(Commercial for Kassidy Heart’s new line of custom color blend foundations, designed to make your look totally flawless and perf!!!)
(Camera opens to a shot of the crowd as ‘Give ‘Em Hell, Kid’ by My Chemical Romance hits. Josh Nicholls and Jake Smith walk out together to a chorus of boos and begins walking to the ring)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL!! INTRODUCING FIRST…REPRESENTING THE REVOLUTION….FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY POUNDS… JJJOSSHHHUUAAAA NNIICCHHOLLLSS!!!
Pierre McGuire: The last time these two were involved in a match…well….
Deadprez: It was the worst match in the entire history of Showdown. I hope to god we have an actual wrestling match tonight,
Pierre McGuire: Calm down now partner. That was in 2018 and 2019 is upon us for new starts. And I believe these two can be a force in the tag team division. But tonight we will see what Josh can do in singles competition.
(Josh Nicholls is warming up in his corner as Jake Smith is rubbing his shoulders getting him ready as their theme fades and “All Out Life” by Slipknot blares the arena and Shane Gates walks out to a mixed reaction and makes his way to the ring)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: AND HIS OPPONENT…FROM HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND TEN POUNDS….. SSHHANNNEE GATTTEESSS!!!!
Pierre McGuire: Shane Gates didn’t end last year on a high note losing to Damon Diesel in that ladder match and failing to qualify for the Chamber match at Road To Redemption.
Deadprez: Yeah but like you mention earlier Pierre, 2019 is here now and it’s a fresh new start for Shane to pick himself back up with a win here. If anybody can do that, it’s Shane Gates!
(Shane steps in the ring as his theme dies down and Jake Smith steps down from the apron and the referee signals for the bell)
Pierre McGuire: Gotta keep an eye on Jake Smith on the outside there. He could be a wild card in this one.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: And we’re off! Both men now walk in a circle in the ring waiting for the other to make the first move and Josh out of nowhere attempts a clothesline on Shane but Shane ducks it and hits the Pele kick right off the bat to Josh! Josh rolls out of the ring and is having a word with Jake but Shane is not having any of it as he exits the ring and charges but Jake steps in front as Shane stops as Josh slides in the ring behind Jake and Shane follows suit but that extra few seconds Josh had ahead of Shane gets him the advantage as he drills Shane Gates with the DDT! A quick cover.
Pierre McGuire: No that’s not enough and Josh knows that as he right away locks in the headlock on Shane. Shane now reaching his arms out trying to grasp at anything.
Joshua Nicholls (no mic): GIVE UP!
Pierre McGuire: Shane Gates now is on one knee and now throws his elbow into the stomach repeatedly to Josh until Shane finally gets to both feet and runs Josh to the ropes and Josh lets go and runs off the ropes and Shane attempts the clothesline but Josh ducks and goes full speed off the opposite ropes and charges at Shane but Shane gets his knee up Josh’s stomach and flips him! Shane now stalking Josh as Josh crawls into a corner and Shane pulls Josh up by his hair and now throws a hard right hand into the face of Josh! Shane now places Josh on the top rope…what is he planning to do here?!
Deadprez: Shane now attempts to go up top with him but Josh is hitting him with kicks to the face to keep him grounded BUT WOAH out of nowhere it seemed Shane has had enough and hit a quick enziguri to the head of Josh and now Shane is slowly ascending to the top rope and places Josh arm over his head attempting a superplex….But Josh is fighting it with all he’s got throwing body shots and WOW all of a sudden Shane lets go of the grip and is holding his face…I think Josh got a thumb to the eye the referee didn’t see and Josh THROWS Shane down to the mat.
Pierre McGuire: Shane Gates seems down and Josh now taking a second to regroup before looking to fly here….BUT WAIT WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL!!!
Deadprez: SHANE GATES WOKE UP LIKE A ZOMBIE FROM THE DEAD AND STRAIGHT UP BULLRUSHED UP TO THE TOP ROPE AND HITS A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!! MY GOD!! JAKE LOOKS A BIT NERVOUS ON THE OUTSIDE AS SHANE GOES FOR THE COVER!!
Pierre McGuire: JOSHUA GETS THE SHOULDER UP!! JOSH IS STILL IN IT!!
Deadprez: Shane now sits up and crawls himself to the corner and is awaiting for Josh to rise to his feet….Shane Gates from behind is setting up for a german suplex but Josh is blocking it with his foot and throws a hard elbow to the face of Shane and Shane lets go and Josh now charges and hits the running neckbreaker!! Josh seems to sense victory is within reach as he climbs to the top rope….AND BLUE VENGEANCE THE MOONSAULT!!! BUT NOBODY HOME!!! SHANE GOT OUT OF WAY AND PULLS HIMSELF UP AND IS MEASURING…..A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION AND HE PLACES JOSHUA BETWEEN HIS LEGS LOOKING FOR LAST HOPE!!
Pierre McGuire: BUT OH WAIT A MINUTE!! JAKE SMITH IS ON THE APRON!! SHANE NOTICES RIGHT AWAY AND CHARGES AND DROPKICKS JAKE OFF THE APRON AND JAKE HITS FACE FIRST OFF THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE!! BUT TURN AROUND!!! KARGAROO’S KICK!!! THE SUPERKICK CONNECTS!!! IS THIS IT?!!?
Deadprez: NO NO NO! SHANE GOT HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES!!!! The referee just waved off the count and Nicholls is livid! He’s screaming at the referee! Nicholls is bullying the ref now and… JAKE SMITH JUST YANKED SHANE OUT OF THE RING BY THE BOOT! He grabs him by the head while Joshua has the referee distracted! DDT TO THE FLOOR—
Pierre McGuire: NO! SHANE JUST DROVE JAKE BACKWARDS AND INTO THE RING APRON! Shane pushes himself away… AND KICKS JAKE STRAIGHT IN THE BALLS! NICHOLLS IS STILL DISTRACTING THE REFEREE SO HE HAS NO IDEA! SHANE ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING AND LAYS FLAT ON HIS BACK! NICHOLLS LOOKS OVER AT HIM AND GOES FOR A COVER! BUT GATES ROLLS THROUGH IT ALL! HE SLIPS AROUND AND APPLIES THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK CROSSFACE! DECAPITATOR IS LOCKED IN!
Deadprez: Jake is still down on the outside and Josh is in trouble! But… BUT THE REFEREE IS OUT OF POSITION! AND SHANE IS STEPPING HIS FEET UP ONTO THE ROPES FOR MORE LEVERAGE AND PRESSURE! TGE REFEREE CANT SEE FROM HIS POSITION AND JOSH CANT MOVE ANYWHERE OR EVEN SEE WHERE TO GO WITH SHANES HANDS OVER HIS EYES! HE HAS NO CHOICE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Here is your winner… SHAAAANNEEE GAAAATTTEEEESSS!!!
(Shane has his hand raised as “All Out Life” blasts through the speakers)
Pierre McGuire: Shane Gates wins with the decapitator! He managed to survive the interference from the outside and won, by questionable means, but he won!
Deadprez: Hey a win is a win at the end of the day! Any real competitor will tell you that! And Shane Gates walks away with that win!
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(“Take On Me” (Instrumental) by a’ha plays as Raphi Ouellet comes out with a happy and cheery look on his face. He is posing for the crowd, who is reacting to him in a positive way. He makes his way down the ramp as he tags the hands of the fans.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing first, from Montreal, Canada, weighing in 210 pounds, RAPPHHHHIIIIII OUUUEEEELLLLEEEETTTTT!!
Pierre McGuire: Here is a newcomer, who recently signed with Elite Answers Wrestling. Raphi Ouellet seems like a happy guy to be around, Deadprez. He seems so positive and I feel like that is a great treat to have when you’re on Showdown!
Deadprez: Ew, he seems a little too happy. He needs to be serious if he wants a chance of winning this match. People are not going to take this happy and cheerful demeanor seriously. I mean, I wouldn’t!
(“Mein Hertz Brennt” by Rammenstein plays as the cheers of the fans transform into boos as Xavier Arnold walks out from the back. He stands on top of the ramp as he is embracing the boos before taking his time going down the ramp and to the ring.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing his opponent, from Cologne, Germany, weighing in 219 pounds, “The Kaiser”, XAAAAVVVIEEERRRRRRR ARRRRNOOOOOOLLLLLLDDDDDD!!
Deadprez: Here is someone, who has a chance of having a great 2019. I consider 2018 for Xavier Arnold is him trying to adjust to the style EAW is all about. I feel like 2019 will be the year that we see this man in the championship picture.
Pierre McGuire: It would be a great way to start the year with a victory and with someone, who is just getting use to the EAW scene, I can see Xavier Arnold with an upper hand in this match! However, I feel like Raphi Ouellet could surprise us!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: This match is underway as the two new breeds, Xavier Arnold and Raphi Ouellet face each other in the middle of the ring! The two men lock up as Xavier quickly gets Raphi in a headlock and wrenches it in! Raphi manages to push Xavier towards the ropes, but Xavier stops himself from colliding against them! Ralph connects with a back dropkick on Xavier, who collides against the ropes! Raphi follows that up with a roll-up, but Xavier manages to roll himself out before any cover can be made! Xavier connects with a dropkick to a sat down Raphi as he falls to his back! Raphi follows that up with a leg drop as he stays there for the cover!
Pierre McGuire: Xavier Arnold manages to get his shoulder up! Raphi Ouellet gets himself back up to his feet as gets Xavier by his hand, picking him up in the process. RAPHI WHIPS XAVIER TOWARDS THE CORNER AS XAVIER GOES CRASHING FRONT FIRST AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE! RAPHI CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER BACK DROPKICK AS XAVIER FINDS HIMSELF ON HIS KNEES! RAPHI USES THE ASSISTANCE OF THE ROPES TO SPRING HIMSELF AND CONNECT WITH A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF XAVIER’S HEAD! RAPHI MAKES SURE THAT XAVIER IS LYING ON HIS BACK BEFORE HE CONNECTS WITH A STANDING MOONSAULT! RAPHI IS LOOKING IMPRESSIVE AT THE MOMENT! RAPHI SMILES AS HE HYPES UP THE CROWD! THE CROWD BEGINS TO SHOW SOME SIGNS OF ENCOURAGEMENT BEFORE PICKING UP XAVIER AGAIN AND WHIPPING HIM TOWARDS THE CORNER AGAIN! RAPHI TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK BEFORE RUNNING AND CONNECTING WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE OF XAVIER ARNOLD—
Deadprez: Not exactly, Pierre! Xavier Arnold manages to get out of the way! Raphi Ouellet finds his leg on the top turnbuckle! Xavier gets Raphi’s free leg before connecting with a leg screw! This manages to free Raphi’s other leg, but Raphi clutches his right leg! XAVIER DID A FANTASTIC JOB WITH TWEAKING IT! XAVIER GETS RAPHI’S RIGHT LEG BEFORE TWISTING IT AROUND AND PRESSING HIS KNEE AGAINST IT! RAPHI IS YELLING IN PAIN AS XAVIER GETS ENCOURAGE TO CONTINUE INFLICTING AS MUCH PAIN AS POSSIBLE! THE OFFICIAL IS ASKING RAPHI IF HE WANTS TO CONTINUE THIS MATCH, BUT RAPHI SHAKES HIS HEAD YES! YOU ARE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE, KID! XAVIER ARNOLD IS RUTHLESS AND AS THIS MATCH CONTINUES, HE WILL REALIZE THAT! XAVIER RISES BACK TO HIS FEET AND BEGINS TO STOMP ON RAPHI’S RIGHT LEG! WITH EACH STOMP, YOU CAN TELL THAT RAPHI’S SCREAMS ARE GETTING LOUDER! LOOK AT HERE! XAVIER IS PRESSING HIS FOOT AGAINST THE LEG! THE OFFICIAL BACKS AWAY XAVIER AS THIS MAY BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RAPHI TO GET HIMSELF BACK UP TO HIS FEET! OBVIOUSLY, YOU CAN TELL THAT RAPHI IS FAVORING HIS RIGHT LEG!
Pierre McGuire: Xavier Arnold moves the official to the side before delivering a forearm to Raphi Ouellet, who seemed like he was beginning to get himself back to his feet! Xavier is clubbing away at the newcomer as the official is needing to get himself involved again! You can tell that Xavier is not happy with the official getting in the way! He knows that he cannot allow Raphi to get any offense in this match! Xavier’s job is to get Raphi grounded and prevent him from going with his high-risk moveset! By wearing down his leg, he is going to limit Raphi’s moves! You can see that Raphi is getting himself back on his feet, but he is favoring that right leg! Xavier runs and connects with a dropkick to Raphi’s right leg! Raphi goes down face first as Xavier tries to keep that going as he gets Raphi’s leg and connects with a leg ddt! Raphi is showing holding onto the leg as Xavier tries to go for a cover!
Deadprez: RAPHI OUELLET IS STILL IN THIS MATCH! XAVIER ARNOLD GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AS HE GETS RAPHI BY ONE OF HIS ARMS! XAVIER APPLIES AN ARMBAR ON RAPHI! RAPHI IS TRYING TO FIGHT THE ARMBAR, BUT XAVIER APPLIES MORE PRESSURE ONTO IT! RAPHI IS TRYING TO USE HIS RIGHT ARM TO REACH FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE, BUT XAVIER IS TRYING TO DISTANCE RAPHI AWAY FROM THAT BOTTOM ROPE! RAPHI IS REFUSING TO QUIT! HE IS TRYING TO FIGHT THROUGH THE PAIN AND MAKE IT TO THE BOTTOM ROPE! JUST QUIT, KID! DON’T MAKE THIS WORSE FOR YOURSELF!
Pierre McGuire: Raphi Ouellet grasps onto the bottom rope! One! Two! Three! Four! Five! Xavier Arnold unhappily releases the armbar as he gets himself back up to his feet! Raphi Ouellet slides underneath the bottom rope! It is smart of him to try to recover for the time being, but I don’t see Xavier letting him do that for long! XAVIER EXITS THE RING AND TRIES TO GO AFTER RAPHI BEFORE GETTING HIM AND THROWING HIM AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! NOT GIVING RAPHI A SECOND TO BREATHE, XAVIER GETS HIM AND RAMS HIS BACK AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE RING! XAVIER BEINGS TO THROW SOME STIFF PUNCHES TOWARDS RAPHI! RAPHI IS TRYING TO COVER HIMSELF, BUT XAVIER IS QUITE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING THOSE SHOTS IN! THE OFFICIAL IS BEING QUITE FLEXIBLE WITH NOT STARTING HIS COUNT. XAVIER GETS RAPHI AND ROLLS HIM BACK INTO THE RING! XAVIER ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING SOON AFTER AS HE PICKS UP RAPHI! XAVIER WITH PROJECT KAISER! POWERBOMB INTO A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER CONNECTS! THIS MAY BE IT, DEADPREZ!
Deadprez: How in the world is Raphi Ouellet still in this thing? Xavier Arnold must be thinking the same thing in his mind, but this newcomer is proving that he can hang with the rest of the new breeds! Xavier smacks his hands against the mat in frustration! It looks like he is planning to end Raphi once and for all! XAVIER GETS RAPHI BY THE HAND! MONA LISA! THE WRIST-LOCK INTO A SHORT ARM LARIAT! NO! RAPHI MANAGES TO DUCK OUT OF THE WAY! RAPHI WITH A CALF KICK AS XAVIER GOES DOWN! WHEN RAPHI CONNECTED WITH THAT CALF KICK, IT WAS WITH THE RIGHT LEG! IT SEEMS LIKE RAPHI IS STILL FAVORING THAT LEG! THIS MAY BE THE ONE THING THAT HOLDS HIM BACK IN THE END! XAVIER NEEDS TO FIND A WAY TO BOUNCE BACK AND QUICK! RAPHI GETS XAVIER BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND CONNECTS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! XAVIER GOES DOWN BEFORE RAPHI MANAGES TO GET XAVIER BACK UP AGAIN! RAPHI WITH A HALF AND HALF SUPLEX! XAVIER GOES FLYING ACROSS THE RING AS RAPHI RISES BACK TO HIS FEET! XAVIER GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AT THE SAME TIME BEFORE RAPHI CONNECTS WITH A DROP-KICK AS XAVIER GOES DOWN! XAVIER GETS BACK UP QUICKLY BEFORE RAPHI CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER DROPKICK! XAVIER GOES DOWN AS RAPHI QUICKLY GETS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! XAVIER RISES BACK TO HIS FEET AS RALPH CONNECTS WITH A CROSSBODY! RAPHI STAYS THERE FOR THE COVER!
Pierre McGuire: Xavier Arnold kicks out! Raphi Ouellet is trying to confirm the official that it was a two count! He can’t get frustrated himself because this will only led him to making a mistake! You can see the fire in Raphi’s eyes! He wants to win this match! He would love nothing more than to prove that he can start off his EAW run in the best note possible! Raphi gets Xavier in position for the Blue Thunder Bomb! Xavier Arnold goes up!
Deadprez: WHAT IN THE HELL? RAPHI OUELLET GETS TACKLED BY ONE OF HIS LEGS AND HE IS SWEPT TO HIS BACK! PIERRE, THAT’S SOLOMON!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: RAPHI IS HOLDING HIS RIGHT LEG IN PAIN AS XAVIER ARNOLD GOES AFTER SOLOMON! SOLOMON WITH THE FINAL SOLUTION! THE RUNNING DOUBLE KNEE STRIKES! XAVIER GOES DOWN! RAPHI OUELLET TURNS SOLOMON AROUND AS HE TRIES TO GO FOR A KICK TO HIS STOMACH, BUT SOLOMON HAS RAPHI BY ONE OF HIS LEGS! SOLOMON PICKS RAPHI UP! EMPATHY BYPASS! THE POWERBOMB LUNGBLOWER! SOLOMON HAS LAID DOWN BOTH RAPHI OUELLET AND XAVIER ARNOLD! SOLOMON IS DEMANDING FOR A MICROPHONE AS THE AARON FITZPATRICK DOES!
Solomon: The winner of this match… is Solomon… I will not be bound by your rules… I warned you all… Dystopia has arrived…
(Solomon drops the microphone as the crowd continues to boo at him.)
Pierre McGuire: Well, he said it. Dystopia has arrived. I got nothing else to say.
Deadprez: Solomon just laid waste out here…
(Commercial for Canada – The top hat of the United States)
(Camera opens to show Malcolm Jones walking through the backstage area in his street clothes with his Interwire Championship over his shoulder. He walks past a door that opens and Hurricane Hawk pops out)
Hurricane Hawk: Hey, Malcolm! You got a second?
(Malcolm stops and looks at Hawk with a cocky grin)
Malcolm Jones: Wasn’t it just last month that your ass seemed to barely have any time for me but now you wanna take some of my free time?
Hurricane Hawk: You know it wasn’t like that. I just wanna go over some things for the next few weeks leading up to King of Elite.
(Malcolm smirks at the paradigm shift and follows Hawk into the office, taking a seat across his desk)
Hurricane Hawk: So… first things first, let me congratulate you on bringing home the win. From battling it out on NEO to making your mark in another company to main eventing PFP and getting into the King of Elite finals. You showed everyone wrong. You’re making your mark to live up to your initials. “MJ” is a set of letter that mean greatness. Michael Jordan. Michael Jackson. Magic Johnson. Mick Jagger. And of course the man aiming his way to take the top spot of the list when all is said and done… Malcolm Jones.
Malcolm Jones: *very proudly patting the Interwire Title* You list everything I’ve done but don’t forget about this bad boy right here.
Hurricane Hawk: Well… that’s another reason why I wanted to talk to you. With you being tied up in King of Elite, the Interwire Championship is set to gather dust at yet another marquee show. So you’re going to be defen—
Malcolm Jones: Fuck that Hawk. Look, I will defend my title against anyone actually worthy of stepping they ass up. But you lack the contenders who are on my level. You want me to defend again? Fine. But it needs to be someone who actually earns it, otherwise why are we even here?
Hurricane Hawk: I hear you man. That’s why we’ll be holding qualifiers—
Malcolm Jones: Qualifierssssssssss? With an ‘s’? You fucking with me? I got enough multi-man shot coming up to worry about and you just looking for a way to get this belt off me.
Hurricane Hawk: Shut the fuck up for once! Yeah, Malcolm. You got multiple people coming at you in two weeks. Two who will win qualifiers, and one who I select that impresses me. You’re not the only one on the roster and talented as you are, others need chances too. Every man in that locker room dreamed of being here and as the great Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. once said—
Malcolm Jones: Don’t.
Hurricane Hawk: You’re right. Got a little amped up there. But the point stands. You’ll be defending the title in two weeks in a fatal four way TLC match.
Malcolm Jones: A TLC MATCH? That’s gonna leave me barely any time to recover for King of Elite? The fuck you tryin to do to me, Hawk? You been fuckin with me for weeks now! Why you tryin to hold me down? I done nothing but steal the show every time I’m in the damn ring!
Hurricane Hawk: Well then you better get geared up. I’m not trying to hold you down, believe it or not. You can perceive it that way but every challenge I throw at you that you overcome only builds who you are. And I know what you can do in that ring. Don’t act like I’m giving you some stacked deck here. I’m not trying to bring you down, Malcolm. I’m asking you to prove me right.
(Malcolm stares at Hawk trying to discern his words)
Malcolm Jones: Man… Fine. Fuck it. Just don’t put no weak ass fools in this ladder match. I’ll show ‘em who the real champ is around here.
(Malcolm stands up and walks out the door, still processing Hawk’s words)
(Commercial for Piledriver Athletics – The official apparel sponsor of your favorite EAW Elitists!)
(The camera cuts to Aaron Fitzpatrick in the ring holding a microphone and prepared to announce the following match.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(“What’s Free” by Meek Mill feat Rick Ross & Jay Z hits as the crowd begins to boo the impending arrival.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing first from Philly weighing in at 191 pounds he is “Bulletproof” SOSA HENDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSON!!!!
(SOSA Henderson makes his way down to the ring wearing a bulletproof jacket as he counts his cash in his hands.)
Deadprez: SOSA Henderson is so badass! He is the hottest rapper out and a sex god!
Pierre McGuire: I am sure that you know that from experience Dead.
Deadprez: I wish I was that honored…
(“Running Up That Hill” by Jorn hits as the crowd begins to cheer the upcoming EAW Elitist.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing his opponent from White Water, Indiana weighing in at 240 pounds DANIEL CAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINEEEE!!!!
(Daniel Caine makes his way down to the ring as he tears up a fan’s sign reading Solomon Caine as he shakes his finger at the fan that this is 2019. Times done changed.)
Pierre McGuire: Daniel Caine has been freed from the darkness and has found the light! Good for him for turning his career around! He seems much better off than he did back when he was Solomon Caine that wasn’t a healthy lifestyle.
Deadprez: He found the light?!?!? You mean he became a pussy! Daniel Caine seems to think he is some sort of hero fighting injustices now. What a joke! He should just learn to play by the rules like everyone else around here does!
Pierre McGuire: Yes I can tell that from your commentary you really are just out here to do your job with no agenda whatsoever…
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: We are underway as SOSA Henderson and Daniel Caine lock up in the ring to begin this match on the first episode of Showdown of 2019! We have great things in store for our audience this year and matches like this featuring hot young talent are just another reminder of what we have to look forward to here in EAW! The lockup is broken as SOSA charges in with a Spinning Back Elbow to the head of Daniel! But Daniel ducks beneath! SOSA turns around with a Leaping Spinning Roundhouse Kick to the head of Daniel but Daniel ducks and moves out of the way yet again! Now Daniel lighting up the face of SOSA with a series of strikes sending him back up against the ropes. SOSA tries to escape by repositioning himself out into the corner but Daniel just traps him there as well with repeated strong kicks to the gut! And again! And again! Daniel now runs the ropes… and splashes hard right into SOSA in the turnbuckle! Daniel Caine is rollin’!
Pierre McGuire: Daniel Caine now slamming his forearm hard right into the face of SOSA Henderson who looks visibly shaken by the punishment he has had to endure so far in this match. Yet notice that SOSA still has not been taken off his feet in spite of all the strikes, all the offense from Daniel! It looks like Daniel is going to try another tactic as he grabs the leg of SOSA locking his arms around and attempting to toss him back! Daniel Caine going for a big suplex here! But SOSA is fighting back! A hard elbow to the head stops Daniel from completing the toss! No wait he still has his arms locked! He is fighting through with all the resilience he can muster up! He tosses him back!!! SOSA comes crashing down on his back as the suplex is completed! What a manuever! SOSA grimaces in pain as he tries to pull himself up but falls back onto his back taking a breather.
Deadprez: Daniel Caine back up as he looks down at SOSA Henderson in complete disgust! He runs off the ropes… Running Senton connects!!! SOSA pushes Daniel off him as he rolls up to his stomach but Daniel comes off the ropes! Running Knee right into the gut of SOSA! SOSA spits out on the mat in pain as he just had his insides completely rocked from that blow! SOSA rolls back over onto his hands and knees but Daniel drives his foot down hard onto his back pressing him flat down to the mat! Daniel making sure that SOSA knows just who the hell is in charge around here! SOSA still down face first in the ring as Daniel turns towards the turnbuckle… and he climbs his way up to the top! What does he have in mind here…
Pierre McGuire: TOP ROPE ELBOW DROP CONNECTS!!! THE COVER BY DANIEL CAINE!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THRRRRRRRR–
Deadprez: But SOSA Henderson somehow kicks out! Daniel Caine thought he had this thing won right there!
Pierre McGuire: Daniel Caine taps on his elbow pad before removing it… damn this guy gives zero fucks. Not even using protection. What an absolute madman!
Deadprez: As someone who knows all about not using any protection I can’t condone this action. It can have very serious consequences that completely fucks up my life! I mean his life!
Pierre McGuire: Daniel Caine climbing up to the top rope… ANOTHER FLYING ELBOW DROP ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE RING! HE COMES SMASHING DOWN INTO SOSA HENDERSON!!!
Deadprez: BUT SOSA HENDERSON MOVES OUT THE WAY! DANIEL CAINE COMES CRASHING DOWN ELBOW FIRST ONTO THE RING! HIS EXPOSED ELBOW TOO! THE PAIN! THE SUFFERING! HE COULD HAVE JUST BROKEN HIS ARM THERE!!!
Pierre McGuire: I think that his arm is still operational but that had to hurt for Daniel Caine… Meanwhile SOSA Henderson now has the opportunity here to capitalize! Daniel pulling himself up in the corner as he checks out his arm but SOSA meets him on the turnbuckle! Hard right hand to the face! SOSA not fucking around as he is just laying into Daniel as retribution for every strike that has been dished out to him so far in this match! SOSA with a severe look of anger on his face as he knocks Daniel down on his ass in the corner. But he’s not done yet… he continues to stomp away at Daniel in the corner just completely going in on this man! The crowd is not pleased! These fans here in Osaka were solidly behind Daniel from the beginning but SOSA gives zero fucks! He is here to win this match for himself not any of these people! SOSA gives the crowd the middle finger before jamming the same finger into the eye of Daniel Caine!
SOSA Henderson: Awww you people mad?!? Sorry this ain’t Kung Pow Rasslin’ maybe that would be more your speed for all you Japanese idiots out there!!!
Deadprez: The crowd really did not like that one bit as the trash flies into the ring quickly cleaned out by the diligent referee. So much for the stereotype of Japanese audiences being quiet and respectful to the performers… It looks like SOSA Henderson has really gotten under their skin here tonight with his attitude. Hopefully he won’t get banned from the country.
Pierre McGuire: I am sure Daniel Caine wishes he would get banned from this match after that illegal thumb to the eye! What the hell is this referee even doing? Not his job obviously as he didn’t even check on Daniel as SOSA Henderson moves in with his boot to repeatedly kick Daniel still sitting at the bottom of the turnbuckle in the head repeatedly. SOSA wipes his boot on the face of Daniel as he yells at him to lick it. Daniel is stubborn however as he keeps his mouth shut! He isn’t going to lick this piece of shit’s boots! He has too much pride for that! SOSA will show him just how much he cares though as he picks Daniel up himself and swings his arm over the top rope… and he begins to smash into the arm with his elbow! Daniel screams out in pain as SOSA just keeps going in again and again and again on that injured arm!
Crowd: CAINE! CAINE! CAINE!
Deadprez: A punch to the face with the other arm from Daniel Caine rocking SOSA Henderson! SOSA reeling now as the crowd is on their feet and Daniel is fighting back! As if inspired by this crowd he is going in with full on closed fist punches! Daniel breaking all the rules here tonight and he doesn’t seem to care whatsoever! What a badass! What a true anti-hero of this business! SOSA sent flying back up against the ropes but Daniel is relentless! He goes in! In! In! In! SOSA tries to flail around wildly to escape but Daniel catches him!!! AWAKENING CONNECTS! EVENFLOW IMPLANT DDT TO THE MAT!!!
Pierre McGuire: NO WAIT! SOSA HENDERSON FLIPPED THROUGH THE DDT! WHAT ATHLETICISM USING THE ROTATION OF THE DDT TO FLIP BACK OVER UP TO HIS FEET! DANIEL CAINE IS STUNNED! HE TURNS AROUND… SOSA GRABS HIS HURT ARM AND YANKS IT DOWN TO THE MAT!!! DANIEL CAINE SCREAMING IN PAIN AS SOSA WRENCHES BACK THE ARM NEARLY OUT OF ITS SOCKET! HE HOOKS THE LEGS AROUND THE ARM AND HIS ARMS AROUND THE SKULL OF DANIEL NEARLY TEARING HIM APART!
Deadprez: THE CROSSFACE HAS BEEN LOCKED IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! DANIEL CAINE STRUGGLING TO ESCAPE AS HE REACHES OUT FOR THE ROPES DESPERATELY!
Crowd: CAINE! CAINE! CAINE!
Pierre McGuire: The crowd willing Daniel Caine on here tonight! He is almost to the ropes! He reaches out… HE GOT IT!!!
Deadprez: NO! HE JUST GOT TO THE BOTTOM ROPE WITH HIS FINGERTIPS BUT THEY SLID OFF!!! CAINE’S ARM COLLAPSES MOTIONLESSLY TO THE MAT!!!
Pierre McGuire: Come on Daniel give it up! You could suffer a serious injury here tonight! It’s not worth it!!!… But the will to win in Daniel Caine is too strong!!!
Deadprez: And SOSA repositions himself so he is sitting on the arm of Caine even more! He pulls back hard! He is really looking to destroy the limb of this man!!!
Pierre McGuire: Daniel Caine finally taps out! It’s over!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Here is your winner… “Bulletproof” SOSA HENDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSON!!!!
(“What’s Free” by Meek Mill feat Rick Ross & Jay Z hits as the referee tries to raise up SOSA Henderson’s arm but he yanks it away and demands the referee go get him his money.)
Pierre McGuire: Wow what an arrogant asshole! But what a passionate performance here tonight from Daniel Caine! This kid has a real bright future ahead of him!
Deadprez: Are you joking Pierre? Daniel lost! SOSA Henderson won! I don’t care what your opinion of him is. He might be an arrogant asshole but he is a victorious arrogant asshole! You and all of these fans have no choice but to recognize the skill of SOSA Henderson here tonight! He is truly bulletproof! Nothing can touch him!
Pierre McGuire: Oh yeah? We will see about that…
(The camera cuts to a commercial for the new Civil Rights Movement documentary on the EAW Network hosted by former New Breed Champion Xander Payne. Just like Rosa Parks take a stand today to end ignorance in your life!)
(Camera opens to show Kassidy Heart standing in the ring with a microphone)
Kassidy Heart: Ladies and gentlemen, anime fans, neckbeards, and uggos around the world… it is my pleasure and privilege to introduce to you… the man who is changing the very fabric of EAW… the man who has proven himself better than all challengers… the man who was held down for far too long but was finally able to break free and shine like the perfection that he is… Freaks and geeks, I present to you the NEW EAW Champion and the forever and always GOAT champion of the world… AHREN FOURNIER!!!!!!
(“Starboi” by The Weeknd hits as gold confetti and streamers fall from the ceiling, anointing Ahren Fournier as he walks out with his umbrella over one shoulder and the EAW Championship over the other.)
Pierre McGuire: Language barrier or not, these fans are obviously not pleased with the way Ahren Fournier left the Elitist of the Year, Diamond Cage.
Kassidy Heart: THE CORRECT CHANT IS ‘BAAAAAAAAAAA’!!!! YOU WILL RESPECT THE GOAT! ALL OF YOU!
(Ahren climbs up into the ring, waving Kassidy’s anger off and taking the microphone for himself and handing her the umbrella)
Ahren Fournier: You know what, let them chant whatever they want. They’re probably just mad because the local Japanese companies couldn’t compete. I don’t give a damn. I’ve got the hardware.
(Ahren holds up the EAW Championship as the boos increase)
Ahren Fournier: The GOAT Champion is reborn this day! And there’s not a damn thing any of you can do or say! I hold the title! I’m the top man around here! Anyone who says otherwise is fooling themselves because not only did I take the top belt, I beat the man the entire world voted to declare as the best around to do it! That means I am empirically the best that there is!
(Ahren sets the title back down to his shoulder)
Ahren Fournier: Now I heard what Hurricane Hawk said earlier about determining a contender. But let’s be honest… does it really matter? Because Cage destroyed anyone and everyone who challenged him for the belt until he got to me. They all fell at his feet but I stood tall. Where they failed, I succeeded. And why is that? Because I am the baaaaa baaaa GOAT!
Ahren Fournier: From the day I arrived here I was mocked for my former career, for who I wanted to be, for being who I was even at that time. None of them saw my desire, my drive, or my potential. I was placed in situation after situation that was designed just to embarrass me! I have been beaten and I have been bruised but there’s not a man alive strong enough to break me! Despite all the people who wanted me to fail, I came out every goddamn night and worked my ass off to make every hater recognize my status as the greatest! But now I’ve taken out the man who beat all of Showdown, the man you all voted to declare the best, the man who was the final obstacle on my path to the top title!
(Kassidy Heart steps forward, having taken another microphone from ringside)
Kassidy Heart: Ahren has been under appreciated, undervalued, mocked and tainted for far too long! How anyone could miss his obvious glory is beyond me! I’ve seen it since day one! The reason we call ourselves Magnum Opus is because the phrase refers to an artist’s greatest work. And as you can obviously tell by looking at us, we are obviously God’s greatest works of art. And when I capture the Vixen’s Championship from that dye job grandma on Empire, we will be completely undeniable! But that’s for the future. For now, the GOAT is here to make GOATdown the show to see and show that the GOAT Championship is the top title in the entire company, no matter what a WOAT or a flavorless piece of boiled white meat or even a corporately protected pseudo-psycho have to say about it!
(Ahren steps up and looks directly into the hard cam)
Ahren Fournier: I’m the headline now. I’m no ones whipping boy this time around. Step up to the GOAT and be shown why you’ll never be GOAT enough to stop me. Showdown is my show. And now that I’ve got all of this in my grasp, I’ll tear anyone down who thinks they can take it from me!
(Scene fades as Ahren is staring directly down the camera lens and Kassidy stands behind him with a look of confidence and pride)
(Final Commercial: hyping Voltage the next night from Osaka)
(Camera opens to see men with brooms cleaning the last of the gold confetti)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following contest is scheduled for one fall…..
(‘Welcome Home’ by Coheed and Cambria begins to play as Jax Walker slowly strolls on out on the stage with both arms up high in a victory like pose. The crowd gives him a mixed reaction as he lowers his arms and surveys his surroundings.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing first….hailing from Berea, Kentucky…..he weighs in at TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE POUNDS….HE’S ‘THE DOG OF WAR’……JAXXXXX WALKKKEEERRRR!!!
Deadprez: Jax Walker, the War Dog, the big brute with the strength of many wars before wrestling inside of him, and he’s ready to unleash that fury here in Elite Answers Wrestling!
Pierre McGuire: But he’s got to contend with many determined fighting individuals that are as tenacious as they come to include showdown for that matter, and Chris Elite being one of those men! A former Heavyweight Champion of the World, and just fresh off a bout over the Holidays at the Palace not mention his bout at Road To Redemption! Jax has his hands full tonight.
(‘Odee’ by A Boogie starts up replacing ‘Welcome Home’ as Chris Elite comes out from beyond the curtain blushed with confidence as he takes a moment to crack and drinks in the emotion of the crowd as he has them in the palm of his hands already as he hypes them up on his way toward the ring with Big Mike flanking him not too far behind.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: And introducing his opponent…..residing from Brooklyn, New York…..he weighs in at TWO HUNDRED AND TEN POUNDS….HE’S ‘GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS’….CHRISSSSS ELITTTTTEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: AND HE’S HERE, PIERRE!! GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS, CHRIS ELITE, and there’s definitely a certain electricity that he brings to every matchup he’s involved in, listen to these people!
(Crowd reaction is loud in boisterous)
Pierre McGuire: But questions will run rampant, as you know. He’s the big man on campus here on Showdown! He’s the one expected to give the new EAW Champion Ahren Fournier a run for the big belt. He’s a catalyst for a generation, perhaps, and now with a new year comes a new slate and a chance to set the example that he did when he was guns a blazing at the start of 2018! The time is now!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: Jax Walker starts out circling the ring and Chris Elite follows him around before initiating a tie-up that Jax hastily obliges! The two are locked up in the center of the ring before Chris Elite gains favorable position on Jax Walker ripping him by the arm and Irish whipping him off the ropes, trying to find him on the follow-through for a clothesline, but nobody’s home as Jax Walker ducks his head underneath the attempt from Chris Elite, swinging off the ropes and colliding into Chris Elite as he rebounds off the ropes and meets the former World Heavyweight Champion in the middle of the ring for a shoulder block! Chris Elite is momentarily stunned before quickly getting back up to his feet, somewhat in a daze, and Jax Walker wants to capitalize and continue taking advantage of this moment as he now backs Chris Elite up against the turnbuckles, connecting with a knee to the mid-section of the one time World Heavyweight Champion!
Pierre McGuire: Another knee to the midsection of Chris Elite, and he’s completely prone as he’s backed up against those turnbuckles, now being hoisted atop the ropes forcibly by Jax Walker! Jax Walker has him on the second rung of the ropes, and a headbutt to the face of Chris Elite by Jax — FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER HEADBUTT THIS TIME FROM CHRIS ELITE TO JAX! That sends Jax staggering back, holding his head in pain, but it may have done just as much damage to Chris Elite as he’s holding his head as well! Jax Walker turns around, and out of nowhere it’s Chris Elite with a hurricanrana from the ropes, sending Jax Walker flailing on his back in the ring! What an impressive aerial maneuver by Chris Elite, in no small part give an assist to Jax for putting him in perfect position to execute it in picture-perfect fashion! Chris Elite clutches at his head in pain for a brief moment before going right back on the offensive, wailing away with mudhole boot stomps to the pectoral region of Jax, who remains grounded after that hurricanrana! Chris Elite thinks he has him subdued and wastes no time darting toward the ropes, now scaling those ropes as he readies himself! Gawd Given Greatness, ELite, he’s perched atop the ropes as he stares into the soul of the downed Jax eyeing his opponent, sizing him up looking to time his jump just right and he leaps from the top, trying to connect with a Frog Splash and send Jax Walker home early — BUT JAX MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! JAX WALKER MOVED OUT OF THE WAY IN THE NICK OF TIME, LEAVING CHRIS ELITE FALLING SHOULDER-FIRST AGAINST THE MAT AS NOBODY’S HOME! WHAT INCREDIBLE RING AWARENESS BY JAX WALKER TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY RIGHT THERE! CHRIS ELITE IS AGONIZING IN PAIN ON THE CANVAS, AND I DON’T KNOW IF HE’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO RECOVER FROM THIS FOR THE REST OF THE MATCH!
Deadprez: Chris Elite has taken worse falls and gotten back on his feet before, so why would you think this would be any different? Chris Elite’s is a fighter, we all know that! He’ll be up in no time at all and be back to doing his thing — it’s just a matter of Jax executing his gameplan better! Jax now clings to the ropes, pushing himself up using them for leverage as Chris Elite remains downed on the canvas, letting out a shriek of pain! Jax is back to a vertical base and he sees Chris Elite is in a vulnerable state right now and he sizes him up for a brief moment, measuring his position, and making sure he’s in the perfect spot as he gamefully pushes forward and now leaps, and he connects with a high knee drop not just grazing the forehead of Chris Elite, but with incredible impact as you heard that thud when Jax’s knee leveled the cranium of the incapacitated Chris Elite! Jax now hooks the leg of Elite going for the pin!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!… TWOOOOOO!!….
Pierre McGuire: But a kickout by Chris Elite! Of course Jax looks to the referee for some help, trying to gain the upset victory but I think deep down he realizes that wasn’t going to be enough, but he’s trying to gain a mental edge against Chris Elite, and what better way to do that than to strike first blood? Jax is trying to psychologically take Chris Elite off his game and thus far he’s executed that plan to perfection as, despite the back-and-forth thus far, Chris Elite’s in a bad way right now! Jax Walker grabs Chris Elite by the arm and forces him back to a vertical base, now Irish whipping him off the ropes and trying to find him on the follow-through — and he does! — as he executes a Snap Scoop Slam on Chris Elite who’s completely helpless to stop him! Jax Walker goes for another cover after that Snap Scoop Slam, and maybe this time with some more luck on his side as he looks to walk out a winner in this matchup!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!… TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!….
Deadprez: BUT A KICKOUT BY CHRIS ELITE! No matter what Jax Walker does, Chris Elite is just gonna keep on kicking as he stays alive right there. You can put him down, but for how long? Elite is favoring various body parts, particularly his head and now his lower back as he tries to recuperate. Jax isn’t allowing him to, however, as Chris Elite gets about half of the way back up to his feet, but only to be met with a huge dropkick to the back from Jax! Chris Elite yelps in agony, crying out in pain, and Jax is subjecting Elite to punishment he hasn’t felt for maybe the entirety of his title reign thus far! Chris Elite has just struggled to muster any kind of momentum up. Not if Jax Walker has anything to say about it as he tightly wrenches his arms around the head of Chris Elite, applying that headlock and grounding Chris Elite! Jax Walker keeping the high flying Chris Elite grounded, playing it smart right now as he is trying to cut off the oxygen to Elite’s brain and turn him into a sitting duck once he releases this hold! Chris Elite is trying to regain some momentum as the crowd begins to rally behind him, clapping their hands in rhythmic unison, but it appears to be to no avail as Jax even more tightly wrenches his hands around the head of Chris Elite. Jax surely had a plan, and he’s kept it in play for the duration of the match to this point. Jax Walker has a nice big smirk on his face as if he’s enjoying every bit of this! However, Chris Elite seems to be stirring, coming to life and these fans are still behind him!
Pierre McGuire: Chris Elite is using all the force in his body to try and regain a vertical base and break the headlock that Jax Walker currently has him in! Chris Elite is on his knees, and Jax is doing everything he can to try and keep Chris Elite down, tightening that headlock, but Chris Elite just continues, and now Elite is back to a vertical base! Jax Walker still has that headlock tightly applied, but it’s Chris Elite with an elbow to the midsection of Jax Walker! Jax is going to feel that one tomorrow for sure, but in this moment his adrenaline is empowering him to keep that hold locked in on an Chris Elite, and now Jax transitions the headlock into the Cobra clutch submission! HE’S GOT THE BLACKOUT LOCKED IN!! YIKES!! THIS COULD BE IT!! Just when you thought Chris Elite was finally picking up momentum, Jax Walker still proves to be a step ahead! Jax Walker is poised for the upset here! BUT NO WAY!! ELITE JUST USED EVERY BIT OF STRENGTH HE HAD TO TURN THAT PREDICAMENT INTO A SNAPMARE TAKEOVER!! JAX WALKER COMPLETELY TAKEN BY SURPISE!! NOW CHRIS ELITE IS TAKING ADVANTAGE WHILE ITS THERE TO GO HAM ON JAX WALKER WITH FURIOUS POUNDING BLOWS TO THE HEAD OF JAX WALKER!! CHRIS ELITE REFUSES TO LET GO OF HIS ADVANTAGE AS HE PUTS EVEN MORE PRESSURE ON HIS OPPOSITION, CONNECTING WITH NON STOP COMBINATIONS OF CLOSED FIST PUNCHES AS JAX WALKER REMAINS GROUNDED UNABLE TO PREVENT THE ONSLAUGHT FROM CHRIS ELITE!! JAX WALKER SCRAMBLES AWAY TO REGROUP! Chris Elite pursues his victim but Jax Walker smartly takes his time, distancing himself at the moment as he steps outside on the apron telling the referee to usher Elite away! Chris Elite decides to back away and wait for his opponent to re-enter the ring!
Deadprez: You can just see the confidence radiating off Chris Elite! He’s been in these situations so many times, it’s almost as simple as turning a switch off and on and right now it’s definitely on! There’s no stopping him in this moment. He has entered that rare level where the intensity can’t be described at this time, but rest assured it’s going to be an amazingly difficult task for Jax Walker to get him out of that zone! Jax Walker re-enters the ring finally and Chris Elite wastes no time as he now darts toward the ropes again, trying to dig into his aerial arsenal to put Jax Walker away and notch victory to start this new year of 2019! Chris Elite grabs Jax Walker and forcibly puts him back on the canvas with a rolling thunder DDT! BIONIC STOMP – MOONSAULT FOOT STOMP CONNECTS! CHRIS ELITE WITH THE HOOK OF THE LEG AND A COVER!!
Pierre McGuire: JAX WALKER KICKS OUT!! GREAT RESILIENCY SHOWN BY THE ROOKIE! Chris Elite seeking to keep the advantage however as he lands a pele kick on Jax Walker that staggers the big man back! Chris Elite with an axe kick now that Jax Walker is able to dodge! Jax Walker – OH MY, JAX DEAD-WEIGHTS CHRIS ELITE, HOLDING FIRM, AND NOW CATCHING ELITE IN HIS TRACKS AND KICKING HIM IN THE GROIN, HOLDING HIM STEADY FOR A MOMENT BEFORE HOISTING HIM HIGH UP IN THE AIR AND NOW EXECUTING A POWERBOMB — WHAT?! CHRIS ELITE RAKED THE EYES OF JAX WALKER AS HE WAS IN MID-FLIGHT FOR THAT POTENTIAL POWERBOMB ATTEMPT, AND JAX RECOILS WHILE THE ATHLETIC ACROBAT CHRIS ELITE LANDS ON A VERTICAL BASE! CHRIS ELITE RUNS TOWARD JAX WALKER WITH THAT PATENTED SPRINTER ATHLETE SPEED, GRABBING HIM BY THE BACK OF HIS NECK AND TAKING HIM FORWARD IN A FURY, PLANTING HIM FACE-FIRST AGAINST THE TOP ROPE WITH THAT MODIFIED BULLDOG! ELITE IS MAKING USE OF THE ELEMENTS IN THE RING TONIGHT, DOING ABSOLUTELY WHATEVER HE CAN TO STIFLE THE ONSLAUGHT OF JAX WALKER WHO HAS LOOKED AT TIMES DOMINANT, AND NOW CHRIS ELITE JUST STOCKS JAX WALKER, WAITING FOR HIM TO POP HIS HEAD UP EVEN HALF-WAY! AND JAX WALKER’S HEAD IS POPPED UP! WALKER’S FEET ARE STILL ON THE GROUND BUT THE TOP HALF OF HIS BODY IS UP, AND HE HAS THAT GLAZED-OVER LOOK IN HIS EYES! CHRIS ELITE IS PRIMED TO FINISH THINGS OFF AS JAX IS UP AND TURNS AROUND, AND NOW CHRIS ELITE — BOX OFFICE SMASH!!! THE BOX OFFICE SMASH TO THE HALF-GROUNDED JAX WALKER!!!! OH WAIT!! JAX WALKER SURPRISES CHRIS ELITE BY DODGING THE SUPERKICK AND ROLLING THROUGH!!! CHRIS ELITE GETS KICKED IN THE MIDSECTION AND JAX WALKER TAKES ADVANTAGE!! HE”S GOT HIM UP ALREADY!! HE CALLS THIS FUBAR!! – THE SCREW-PILEDRIVER JUST DRILLED CHRIS ELITE HEAD FIRST INTO THE CANVAS!!! JAX WALKER WITH THE HOOK OF BOTH LEGS AND THE COVER!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Welcome Home’ picks up again as Jax Walker immediately rises back to his feet throwing his arm up in victory as the referee holds up his other arm, while Chris Elite lays unconscious at the moment. Jax Walker stares down briefly at his fallen opposition before turning to take his leave.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Here is your winner BY PINFALL….JAXXXXXX WALKKKKEERRRRR!!!
Deadprez: Well, that’s another one in the books for 2019, but this one I don’t think many can believe! An upset of epic proportions as the rookie Jax Walker just upset the former World Heavyweight Champion, and the best draw in all of Elite Answers Wrestling in Chris Elite!!
Pierre McGuire: There’s no doubt about that, DP! Jax Walker may prove to be a major player in the very near future! This match could have honestly gone either way, the game changer was at the very end when Chris Elite mistimed that Box Office Smash superkick! Had he landed that there’s no doubt that the result would’ve been different! An absolutely gutsy effort by Jax, he earned this one!
(Jax Walker is shown staggering a bit on the outside and holding the back of his head with some agony showing upon his face as he stares back at the ring while backpedaling as Chris Elite finally seems to finally be waking up)
Pierre McGuire: What a night it’s been! Welcome to 2019 on Showdown, folks! For Deadprez, I’m Pierre McGuire! Have a good night and We’ll see you next week!
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