(EAW intro plays.)
(PREVIOUSLY ON SHOWDOWN…)
(The recap begins with Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman in the ring. Lucas talks about his whereabouts, his reasoning for leaving and returning. Lucas makes it clear that he only wants a PURE Championship match. Albert announces that at the first Showdown after Clash of Kingdoms, Lucas Johnson will face the PURE Championship, title on the line in the main event of Showdown.)
(Constance Blevins and Shane Gates is seen. We head towards the end of the match with Minerva spraying The Dark on Shane before Constance goes for the cover. Post-match, Lance Blackfyre attacks Shane and leaves him a beaten mess. Soon after, Shane gets on the microphone and challenges Lance to a No Disqualification Match next week on Showdown. Lance accepts the match.)
(Recap pans to a segment with Heavenly Hell, feeling happy about how Constance Blevins’ match with Shane Gates went. Minerva goes to take a call, leaving Constance alone as Albert Hitchman and Lucas Johnson confront her, hoping to form some cracks in Heavenly Hell while kissing her ass at the same time. The segment ends with Albert handing Constance his business card.)
(The triple threat match to determine who faces the PURE Champion at King of Elite consists of former champion Jake Smith, Dray Fontana and The Ring Master. Highlights of the match are seen. Ring Master connects with Big Ending and goes for the pin on Dray. Before the three counts could be made, Ryan Wilson pulls Ring Master out of the ring to attack him with a steel chair and leaves him a beaten mess. Jake manages to capitalize on Dray and to win the match.)
(We go to the Bozo Victims Unit footage with Shaker Jones. Detective SKabler tells Shaker that nice guys win last and if he wants to change, he is going to need a bit of fine-tuning. It teases them hatching up a plan in Shaker’s PURE Championship Match. It pans to the PURE Championship match with Shaker and champion Harlow Reichert. Highlights of the match are seen before heading towards the end of the match with Chris Elite and the Bozo Victims Unit coming out to support Shaker. Detective Ty and Biggiums look to distract Harlow, but Harlow manages to deal with them and eventually put Shaker away to retain.)
(We go to Raven Roberts versus Ahren Fournier. Highlights of the competitive bout are seen as we head to the end of the match. Raven manages to try to take Ahren down with Talon, but Chris Elite turns her around; however, he is met with a spear by Rex McAlister down and that takes both of them down. Raven looks at Rex with concern, but he assures her that he’s fine. Ahren tries to roll Raven up while she’s a distraction, but Raven manages to counter the roll up and gets the victory.)
(We head to the main event with Cameron Ella Ava facing Jamie O’Hara for the Answers World Championship. The winner moves onto King of Elite. Highlights of the competitive bout as seen. The two of them continue trying to push the other to the limit. We pan to the ending of the match with Jamie locking in the armbar and Cameron fighting the urge to submit as Xander Payne wacks Jamie with a steel chair, disqualifying Cameron, but Jamie manages to advance to the finals. Xander tries to beat Jamie up to a pulp and intends to do the same to Cameron. Cameron moves out of the way and looks for In Excelsis, but Xander ducks, gets the chair and looks to run at Cameron, but Cameron sidesteps and Xander falls to ringside. The last shot is of Cameron and Xander staring down at each other.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar blasts through the speakers, cueing the Saturday Night Showdown theme song. It pans to ringside as the blue and silver pyro goes off. The fans are cheering out of their minds as they hold up their creative signs, hoping to get on television.)
Gavin Kirkland: WE ARE ONE WEEK AWAY FROM KING OF ELITE! WELCOME TO SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN! I AM GAVIN KIRKLAND!
Eve: I am Eve and the man next to me is the wonderful Deadprez! I am excited about King of Elite! There are so many amazing things to look forward to with our brand! As of last week, we learned it will be Jake Smith who faces Harlow Reichert for the PURE Championship. I suppose you can call this a rematch from Road to Redemption?
Deadprez: We also have The ILLIONAIRES taking on Voltage’s Fire & Ice for a future opportunity at the Unified Tag Team Championships! It’s rumored that Fire & Ice will be calling out The ILLIONAIRES later tonight.
Eve: Main eventing our brand, we have Xander Payne challenging Cameron Ella Ava for the Answers World Championship! These two will have a contract signing later tonight to make their match at King of Elite official. Beforehand, Xander looks to be facing Ryan Wilson tonight!
Gavin Kirkland: Also, the main event tonight’s edition of Showdown! Thanks to Jenny Punk, we have Shane Gates finally getting his hands on Lance Blackfyre! Lance hopes to put an end to this weird situation with Shane, but Shane is looking to knock Lance a peg or two in a No Disqualification Match! Oh, I almost forgot! As of last week, we learned that Jamie O’Hara will move on to represent the Showdown brand at King of Elite! He will be facing Voltage’s Charlie Marr and as of last night on Dynasty, we find out that The Visual Prophet will be joining the match! This match is going to steal the show!
Deadprez: Speaking of Jamie O’Hara, we are going to open things up with him!
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA hits to the eruption of cheers from the crowd. Jamie O’Hara steps onto the stage in a leather jacket with a red “SEIZE THE CROWN” shirt beneath it. He slaps the hands of fans along the aisle as he makes his way down to the ring.)
Giana Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME, THE “ACE OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING” AND THE SHOWDOWN REPRESENTATIVE IN THE KING OF ELITE FINALS! JAMIE OOOOOOOOO’HAAAAAAARRRRRAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Deadprez: It’s been thr–
Gavin Kirkland: SHUT UP DEADPRE–
Gavin Kirkland: AND SHUT UP EVE! WE’RE BEING BLESSED WITH THE PRESENCE OF THE GREATEST BODY IN THE WWWOOOORRRLLLDDD!! :blessed:
Deadprez: Uuuhhhh r-r-right. Jamie O’Hara was last in the King of Elite finals three years ago and he was just moments away from winning the crown that evening. He says that it doesn’t bother him, that he has moved on from it but I’m sure he would love nothing more than to add another accolade to his long list of accomplishments and success.
Eve: I can’t think of a better representative for the King of Elite final! He could become the very first person to win Cash In The Vault, Grand Rampage AND King of Elite! But Jamie isn’t exactly a stranger to making history in this company and I have no doubt that he’ll look to seize the opportunity to do it again!
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA fades as Jamie rests in the middle of the ring with a microphone in his hand.)
Crowd: O-HA-RA! O-HA-RA! O-HA-RA! O-HA-RA! O-HA-RA!
(Jamie cracks a smile at the warm reception and waves them off as he brings the microphone up.)
Jamie O’Hara: I’ve been thinking all week about what to say tonight. Trying to reflect on the King of Elite tournament, trying to reflect on the matches I’ve had and trying to put some thoughts together for next weekend. And to say that I’ve struggled to do so would be a considerable understatement because there’s almost nothing to say…
(O’Hara pauses in the middle of the ring, scratching his head for a moment.)
Jamie O’Hara: And I’m pretty sure I just pissed off everyone else in the back there for not really caring for this crown, caring about winning King of Elite itself because there’s so, so many back there who would benefit greatly from it all. But. But at the end of the day I’m here for one very simple reason: I win. It doesn’t matter how much or how little it benefits me. I don’t need to be “made”, I’m not “desperate” to cling to the top of this company and much to the surprise of not just those back there but on both Dynasty and Voltage, I don’t need to “prove” a damn fucking thing.
(The crowd roars as a grin cracks across the face of Jamie O’Hara.)
Jamie O’Hara: The simple truth is that I don’t need that crown. I don’t NEED a damn fucking thing just like I don’t have to PROVE a damn fucking thing! But here I am. Here I am in the final. Here I am in a match that only bolters the tremendous legacy that is Jamie O’Hara and I will only push my resume further out of reach of so many who deep down want to be me far more than their own original and “first” self. And yet…here I am. In the King of Elite Final for the second time in my career and I’ve got no intention on losing it. Winning the tournament itself, winning the crown, it’s all a bonus next to the simple reality of “winning”. I’m here because I simply refused to lay down and take it easy. I’m here because I walked through two opponents who did little to hinder me and if it wasn’t for that chubby cunt Xander Payne probably would have forfeited my place because I would be the Answers World Champion! See for the last year I’ve heard it. “You don’t have it”, “You belong in the past”, “You haven’t done anything or proved anything to ME!”. And I heard it on a near monthly basis, it was unavoidable to the point where I expected it; I was honestly and truly surprised whenever I came across someone who DIDN’T decide to spew it forth. I hated it…because they were right.
(The audience boos in disagreement.)
Jamie O’Hara: No…no. They were. See it didn’t matter if I won Grand Rampage, if I headlined Pain For Pride, if I didn’t get pinned or I don’t tap for almost the entire year, it didn’t matter if my name and my face was splashed across nearly on the posters and promotional material on just about every second event I was at. Even when I was persistent in my presence, when I was consistent in winning…they still said the same thing. People say perception is reality and if the perception of me is that I’m a washed up has been barely getting by, destined to rot in the grave sooner rather than later than that – much to my own disappointment – is reality. I don’t have anything to say about Charlie Marr. And I don’t have anything to say about The Visual Prophet. As far as I’m concerned they’re one and the same; opposition from the same generation, proposing the same threat to victory. At the end of the day, losing to either results in the same narrative; that Jamie O’Hara cannot overcome the new generation of Elitists. No matter who I go on to beat, no matter what I go on to achieve, that will always be held over my head for one reason or another. Whether it’s a legitimate flaw that I hold or whether it’s something conveniently used against me, it will always be a thorn in my side. I cannot and I will not allow it to slide. I will not allow this generation to best me or find confidence and belief that they can do it to begin with.
Jamie O’Hara: The last nine months have been the least successful of my career. How many people can say their break between drinks has been that short? Even the “greatest of all time” has longer breaks and as far as I’m concerned, nine months is simply too long and is simply unacceptable. It is time for this King to return to his throne. It is time for me to once again wrap my iron fist around not just the brand I’m on but this entire fucking company. It is time that once again every land from Showdown to Dynasty to Voltage exists beneath my rule. I have been comfortable, I have been willing to sit in this position now? No, now it’s time for the Ace to return as the Ace. It’s time for Jamie O’Hara to once again reign above everyone else. I will walk into King of Elite and I will make history just like I have ALWAYS done. My legacy grows and I will make it fucking clear as day that my story is not over.
(The crowd roars.)
Jamie O’Hara: I am not “washed up”. I am not a relic of the past. I will not be buried alongside the shit and waste that has come and gone. I will prove beyond any doubt that I am timeless, that I am immortal and that no generation then, no generation today and no generation to come will ever measure up to ME.
(O’Hara sticks his hand into his leather jacket and pulls it back out in the form of a finger gun, pointing it outwards.)
Jamie O’Hara: I will bring both these two dropkicks – the very best that Voltage and Dynasty have to offer – to their knees and I will place a six shooter firmly against the side of their skulls…
(O’Hara “fires” the gun.)
Jamie O’Hara: And every hope and every dream, every false ideal they hold of me and their false sense of their own greatness will be blown right the fuck out the other side. I will place a crown covered in their brain matter on my head and in doing so, will make it clear beyond any lingering doubt that this old toker will always overcome new age stoners.
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA plays as Jamie O’Hara drops the microphone, his eyes fixated on his hand. He pauses for a moment before looking out to the crowd with a smile on his face. O’Hara exits the ring and makes his way up the ramp.)
Gavin Kirkland: OUR FUTURE KING! :wow: :wow: :wow:
Deadprez: Confidence by the truckloads and I don’t think there’s anyone in the world, apart from The Visual Prophet and Charlie Marr, who doubts that Jamie O’Hara can’t walk out of King of Elite with the crown and more importantly, putting himself back at the top of this company.
(Jamie O’Hara pauses at the top of the ramp and bows to the fans briefly before exiting behind the curtain and the scene fades to black.)
(Commercial break for King of Elite. Watch Cameron Ella Ava defend the Answers World Championship against Xander Payne on the EAW Network next weekend!)
(Showdown returns from commercial break with Gina Romano inside the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a tag team match, scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(‘War’ by Dance With The Dead plays with smoke billowing out from the entrance ramp with red lights flashing to the tone of the music. Santo Muerte steps out in pitch black attire before he walks down the ramp with a cold stare of violent intentions in his eyes. The Ring Master follows behind, clapping his hands, ready for a fight.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, at a total combined weight of 412 pounds! SANTO MUERTE AND THE RING MASTER!
(Santo Muerte walks up the steps and climbs his way into the ring before crouching down into his corner as he shows no emotion during his entrance. The Ring Master steps through the ropes, runs from side to side, flexing his pecs.)
Deadprez: Two impressive wrestlers from the Showdown roster. Santo Muerte is a future Champion, a scary individual and The Ring Master has been nothing short of impressive, a lot of beef in there.
Eve: A very important match for all four wrestlers, they are looking for some momentum and with some big things happening in the horizon, you know these men will be jockeying for position.
Gavin Kirkland: All four of these guys could be in line for big things in 2020, we have seen a glimpse of what they are capable of.
(As “War” dies down, The lights go out in the arena. ‘Pure Water’ by Skepta hits the speakers to a choir of boos from the crowd. A flashing white light flickers in the arena until it turns back to black. The titantron reads ‘UNRULY X UNRIVALLED’ and a spotlight flashes down, Dray Fontana is in it with his eyes closed and his fingers in his ears, closing out the boos from the crowd. Shaker Jones walks out as the crowd then cheers some, they start howling like wolves.)
Gina Romano: Their opponents, at a total combined weight of 428 pounds! They are the team of RINCE DRAY FONTANA AND SHAKER JONES!
(Dray marches down to the ring. He gets up on the apron and raises his hands in the air before entering the ring. As he enters the ring, he gets to the middle of it and gets onto his knees and a spotlight shines down on him, he slams the mat three times and jumps up to his feet and points a finger gun at the crowd! Shaker rolls in and winks, the crowd howls with him never taking his eyes off his opponents.)
Eve: Shaker Jones, a favorite here of the crowd teaming with a very angry, Dray Fontana and after what we have seen the last few weeks, this match might be a fight, and throw wrestling out the window.
Gavin Kirkland: But Dray is royalty, he is a Prince and these days the Monarchy is a little short of them, if you know what I mean.
Deadprez: Shaker is right there playa, Dray is mad as hell, these two make a lethal team and we are talking about a war here tonight!
(The referee checks both parties, and calls for the bell….)
(DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!)
(Santo Muerte and Dray Fontana circle the ring, Santo walks up to Dray and puts his hand in the Prince’s face…)
Crowd: MIEDO MUERTE!
Deadprez: Dray Fontana doesn’t look impressed. He points a finger gun to Santo’s head. Here comes Santo back with his signature….
Crowd: MIEDO MUERTE!
Deadprez: …. And again, Dray Fontana responds with a shrug of the shoulders and wink, he forearms Santo! Santo returns with a huge slap on the chest! Dray with another forearm! Santo with a slap on the chest! Dray with a forearm! Santo with another slap on the chest! And another and another, whipping Dray to the ropes, ducks for a back-body drop, no Dray leaps over, release German Suplex! He folded Santo Muerto like an accordion!
Eve: The Prince right out of the gate! Grabbing Santo, BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! He is not working by the hour!
Deadprez: Santo Kicks Out! Dray Fontana drags him to the corner, he TAGS Shaker Jones! The Canadian Wolf is in! They grab the legs of Santo and SPLIT THEM! WISHBONE! Shaker and Dray already taking charge of this match!
Gavin Kirkland: Keep Santo in the corner, if he gets away this could get ugly fast!
Eve: Shaker grabs Santo, front facelock into a supple, NO! Santo holds on, into a Small Package!
Eve: Shaker Kicks Out! He runs right into another forearm, Santo Muerte with a Cutter! Shaker on the mat as he runs against the ropes with a Senton! He quickly tags The Ring Master and the beef is in! Quickly Clotheslining Shaker! Followed by a Splash! He hooks a leg for the cover!
Deadprez: Shaker Kicks out! The Ring Master lifts him by the Beard! A Quick Bear Hug but NO! Shaker rings the bell of the Ring Master, Scooping him up for a huge slam! Ring Master hops right up into the arms of Shaker again, huge powerslam! Here is the Cover!
Eve: RING MASTER KICKS OUT! Shaker is not letting off, he whips the Ring Master to the turnbuckle, reversal! Ring Master with a hard avalanche right into a Belly to Booty! Ring Master tags in Santo Muerte, climbing the top rope… MOONSAULT! HE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: SHAKER KICKS OUT! DRAY WAS ALMOST GOING TO BREAK IT UP! Santo starts choking out Shaker, the referee is going for the count!
Deadprez: Santo breaks it! The damage is done though, Santo grabs Shaker Jones, he’s going for the Death Valley Destroyer! NO! SHAKER BACKDROPS SANTO HARD ON THE MAT! SANTO IS GETTING UP RIGHT INTO THE SHAKERMAKER! SANTO MUERTE IS DOWN AND SHAKER RUNS WITH SENTON ON MUERTE! HE HOOKS THE LEGS FOR THE COVER!
Eve: SANTO MUERTE KICKS OUT! Right at the last minute he snuck out from the back! Shaker has been in the ring for some time, he goes to make the tag but Ring Master cuts him off with a clothesline! Shaker is down! Santo Muerte tags in the Ring Master! Shaker Jones gets up right into the E-TRAIN! WHAT A SHOULDER BLOCK!
Gavin Kirkland: HE FINISHES IT OFF WITH A HUGE SPLASH AND THE HOOK OF THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: DRAY FONTANA BREAKS IT UP! RING MASTER TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO DRAY! HUGE MISTAKE, ALLOWING SHAKER TO RECOVER! The Ring Master and Dray Fontana are face to face, HERE COMES SHAKER FROM BEHIND, CANADIAN CLOTHESLINE AND DRAY WITH A KICK! THEY SCRUNCHED RING MASTER’S FACE! HE IS OUT FOR THE COUNT! SHAKER COVERS!
Deadprez: SANTO MUERTE BREAKS IT UP! THEY ARE STILL ALIVE IN THIS MATCH! SHAKER FINALLY DRAGS RINGMASTER TO THE CORNER! HE TAGS IN THE PRINCE! Dray Fontana wasting no time, he drags the Ring Master up to his feet, Roundhouse Kick! Wait… DIVING KNEE STRIKE! PELE KICK! ALL IN SEQUENCE! RING MASTER IS WOBBLY AND DRAY TURNS HIM INTO THE BACKSTABBER!
Eve: DRAY HAS COME IN A HOUSE OF FIRE AND HE HASN’T SLOWED DOWN! THE RINGMASTER IS DOWN AND DRAY IS CLIMBING THE SECOND BUCKLE, DIVING OFF WITH A KNEE TO THE CHEST! DRAY WITH THE COVER!
Deadprez: YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME DAWG! THE RINGMASTER KICKS OUT! DRAY TAGS IN SHAKER AGAIN, THEY PICK UP RINGMASTER…. TOTAL ANNIHILATION! SHAKER WITH THE BACK KICK! DRAY WITH THE SWEEP! RING MASTER IS DONE! HERE IS THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: SANTO MUERTE WITH THE SAVE AT THE LAST SECOND! THE RING MASTER IS IN A LOTTA TROUBLE RIGHT NOW! SHAKER GOES BACK AND TAGS DRAY WHO COMES IN! He stomps on the Ring Master a few times, picking him up and throwing him into the turnbuckle, Dray follows with a V-Trigge…. No! Ring Master jumps out of the way and he TAGS SANTO MUERTE!
Crowd: MIEDO MUERTE!
Eve: SANTO MUERTO DROPKICKS DRAY! HE THEN DROPKICKS SHAKER JONES! DRAY RUSHES IN, SANTO MUERTE LEAPFROGS INTO THE DEATH VALLEY DESTROYER! FRONT FLIP PILEDRIVER! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: THE PRINCE KICKS OUT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MILLISECOND! SANTO MUERTE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE PICKS UP DRAY! STIFF KICKS TO THE LOWER LEGS! A KICK TO THE SIDE! SANTO MUERTE BACKS UP AND GOS FOR A ROUNDHOUSE! DRAY DUCKS, HOPS ON THE ROPES, THE UXU! DISASTER KICK! DRAY FONTANA IS LOOKING TO FINISH THIS OFF! HE GRABS SANTO MUERTE, FONTANA 97! NO! RING MASTER CLUBS HIM FROM BEHIND! HERE COMES SHAKER AND NO! RING MASTER CUTS HIM HALF WITH A SPEAR! THEY BOTH FALL OUT OF THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: RING MASTER AND SHAKER HAVE FALLEN TO THE FLOOR! DRAY THOUGH STILL HAS SANTO MUERTE! GOING FOR THE FONATNA 97! NO! SANTO MUERTE KICKS DRAY FONTANA BETWEEN THE LEGS! LOW BLOW AND THE REFEREE DIDN’T SEE IT! PAYING ATTENTION TO SHAKER AND RING MASTER NOW FIGHTING EACH OTHER ON THE OUTSIDE!
Eve: LOOK AT SANTO, HE PICKS UP DRAY IN THE FINAL BREATH! HE DROPS FONTANA AND THE REFEREE IS THERE FOR THE COVER!
(DING!!!! DING!!!! DING!!!!)
Gina Romano: The Winners of the match the team of SANTO MUERTE AND THE RING MASTER!!!!
(“War” By Dance With The Dead plays throughout the arena, Santo Muerte looks down at a stirring Dray Fontana and shows his sign…)
Crowd: MIEDO MUERTE!
(Rolling out under the ropes, The Ring Master joins him as they raise their arms up in victory making their way toward the back. Dray is on the mat holding his head and groin, Shaker slides in checking on his partner.)
Eve: Santo Muerte with a cheap shot in the end set up the victory. It was a great match and then he took advantage of the skirmish between Ring Master and Shaker Jones.
Gavin Kirkland: The Prince was taking control, Santo was smart about it, he took the opening and now we are less another Prince, he is not happy.
Deadprez: Greta tag team match, all four men showed why they are mainstays on the Showdown brand, big win for Santo and Ring Master but we have not seen the end of this or Dra and Shaker. We will be right back.
(Shaker checks on Dray and puts his hand on his shoulder, but Dray hits Shaker’s hand and says that he’s fine. Dray begins to walk away from Shaker. Santo and Ring Master turn to face them as they head towards the backstage area.)
(The backstage scene pans to Harlow Reichert, who stands outside Jenny Punk’s door. The PURE Championship is on her left shoulder as she knocks on the door. Harlow hears a “Come in” by Jenny, which is more than a good sign to welcome into her office. As soon as Harlow opens the door, Jenny rises from her desk and puts down a few papers down. She walks around her desk to greet Harlow.)
Jenny Punk: How are you doing, champ? You’re enjoying the free week off?
Harlow Reichert: …Yeah, that’s what I wanted to talk to you about. I didn’t ask for the week off. I wasn’t sure if I was being punished or not. :lupe:
Jenny Punk: Why would I be punishing you, Harlow? I consider it doing you a favor. You’ve defended that championship three weeks in a row. I want you to be at your best at King of Elite against Jake.
Harlow Reichert: I appreciate the gesture, but I can handle myself. I would have loved to defend my championship tonight and it would have gained me some excellent momentum going into King of Elite.
Jenny Punk: Come on, Harlow. People won’t think of you anything less. Besides, you got King of Elite and if you manage to defeat Jake there, then you have Lucas to focus on two weeks after.
Harlow Reichert: There shouldn’t be any ifs on whether I’ll defeat Jake at King of Elite.
Jenny Punk: That’s the spirit, Harlow. Just take advantage of tonight. Enjoy this edition of Showdown. You are more than welcome to be out there during Jake’s match and scout your competition. You know? Prepare for King of Elite?
Harlow Reichert: I’m normally not the talker on commentary. If anything, I’m just going out there to scout the competition and that’s it. Maybe, my presence will be enough for him to step up his game and try to win his match.
Jenny Punk: You never know. Some guys like Shaker have said that you just have that special ability to bring the best out of your opponents. You’ve brought the best out of people like him, Harper and Shane. Never lose that about you, Harlow.
Harlow Reichert: Oh, I bring the best out of everyone and that’s exactly what you’ll be getting at King of Elite.
???: We expect nothing, but your best, Harlow.
(Harlow Reichert’s eyes connect with Albert Hitchman. Next to Albert is none other than the man who will face for the PURE Championship after Clash of Kingdoms, Lucas Johnson. Lucas has a water bottle in his possession.)
Harlow Reichert: (rolls her eyes) Oh boy, I wasn’t expecting to see you two so soon. Did you enjoy last week’s title defense?
Albert Hitchman: Eh, it was alright. Not the best match out of your Open Invitational. Personally, I think your match with Harper Lee was the best, but it was as nice effort from Shaker — always manages to put 100% in all of his matches, but do you want to know who will be your best match? (pats Lucas’ back) Lucas Johnson will. Lucas has spent ever since November with getting in the best shape possible for an opportunity as amazing as the PURE Championship and in about three weeks, he will start his path to redemption and what better way than to begin that path than defeating the best pure wrestler on the roster?
Harlow Reichert: Yeah, that’s not going to happen at all. Lucas, you may have believed that your little attack on me two weeks ago was enough to strike fear into me, but I’m still standing and I’m not afraid for whatever the hell you have in store.
Lucas Johnson: You’ll be surprised with what I have to offer when we meet — wait, there’s the possibility that you won’t even make it past Jake Smith at King of Elite. I’m just here to say that I don’t care who I end up facing. I still hold onto that opinion when I stated it, but the Lucas Johnson that you got last year? He’s gone and this Lucas Johnson is going to be better than ever in the ring. Enjoy the PURE Championship as long as you can, Harlow because if Jake fails to get the job done at King of Elite, I’ll make sure to succeed when we cross paths.
Harlow Reichert: I cannot wait to see you attest to those claims, but you have no idea what you’re getting yourself into when facing a skilled wrestler like myself; however, you’ll learn that soon enough. Now if you excuse me, I got a match to scout.
(Harlow Reichert exits the office as Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman have focused looks on their faces, looking at the direction Harlow left it.)
(Commercial for the upcoming documentary “Spoils of War” featuring all the movies and shows Mr. DEDEDE has spoiled for the fans throughout his career.)
(Camera returns to find Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen.. the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons hits the speakers and Alexis Chambers walks out to cheers from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Detroit, Michigan… weighing in at 117 pounds… ALLLLEEEEXXXIISSS CCCHHHAAAMMBBBBEEERRRSSSS!!!
(The camera cuts to the commentary desk where we see Gavin, Eve, and Deadprez as well as a special guest. Harlow Reichert sits just to the side with the PURE Championship in her lap. She’s wearing converse sneakers and jeans with a “Consistent and Resilient” T-Shirt.)
Eve: And for this match we are privileged to be joined by the PURE Champion herself. Harlow, welcome.
Harlow Reichert: Glad to be here, Eve. Good chance for some scouting.
Deadprez: Any expectations you have for this match?
Harlow Reichert: I expect a good showing on both sides. Lexi has shown some talent in the time she’s been here. So we’ll have to see what she does tonight against a former champion. Who knows. She could be coming up on the list of challengers for me.
Gavin Kirkland: So… Miss Reichert… I know the open challenge might currently be stopped… but if you’re looking to wrestle someone later tonight—
Harlow Reichert: If you’re going to make a reference about touching my body I will tie you into a pretzel and pull on your arm until I hear something break.
Gavin Kirkland: I love when they talk dirty.
Harlow Reichert: Ugh.
(Alexis slides into the ring and poses for the crowd before her music cuts and is replaced by “Toxic Valentine” by All Time Low as Jake Smith steps out to boos.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent, making his way to the ring from Venice, California… weighing in at 210 pounds… JAAAAAAAKKEEEEEE SSSSMMMMIIITTTHHHHH!!!!!!
Deadprez: And here’s the man Harlow will be facing at King of Elite. The former PURE champion. Jake Smith has made it clear that he wants the belt back and he’ll do whatever he needs to make that happen. And opinions on your end, champ?
Harlow Reichert: If Jake wants to get embarrassed again, then let him. I’m happy to do it. Let’s not forget he only has this shot because of Ryan Wilson. Personally I thought I’d be facing the Ringmaster.
Eve: Well, Jake seized an opportunity and stole that win. And now he’s looking to make an example out of Alexis Chambers here tonight.
(Jake slides into the ring, pointing at himself and saying “Boom” for some reason. The music then cuts and the ref calls for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: We are underway and Jake Smith looking as cocky and confident as ever. Alexis meanwhile has her eyes locked on him, refusing to make the first move against the man who helped put her brother on the shelf last season. Jake beginning to make his way towards Alexis’s corner and she circles around with him. Both feeling it out. OH! BUT JAKE DARTING IN AND DIVING THROUGH WITH A ROLL UP!
Deadprez: But a quick kick out from Alexis! She rolls backwards over her shoulder and to her feet! Jake sits up and— BOOM! ALEXIS WITH A VICIOUS DROP KICK TO THE JAW OF SMITH! Jake is knocked back and Alexis now positions herself just to the side of him! WOW! A standing moonsault executed perfectly in a great display of athleticism from Chambers! She tries to hook the leg but Smith gets his shoulder off the mat before she has the chance! Smith trying to roll away but Chambers getting a grip on him and not letting him escape! She wraps her legs around his neck and shoulder and is now driving elbows down into his forehead! She’s aiming to bust him open! Smith doing his best to guard but Chambers is landing some of those elbows regardless! Smith doing his best to try and roll through to get some space— TRIANGLE CHOKE! CHAMBERS ATTEMPTING THE TRIANGLE CHOKE!
Gavin Kirkland: But Smith pulling his knees in and lifting Alexis with him! He drives her powerbomb style into the turnbuckle! Alexis isn’t exactly on the larger side. Even Jake Smith can toss her around pretty simply. Trying to go pure ground like that is pretty stupid. Wouldn’t you agree, champ?
Harlow Reichert: I’m scouting. Don’t speak to me.
Eve: Alexis hurting after that powerbomb but Smith still recovering from those elbows to the forehead! Alexis moving out of her corner, fighting through the pain in her shoulder— BUT GETS CAUGHT BY A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Smith with a big shot right there! Alexis was nearly knocked to the mat and Smith making the most of this opening! He grabs ahold of Chambers and drives her up and over with a Northern Lights Suplex! Jake holds the bridge and has the pin!
Deadprez: WOW! Alexis just bridged against Smith and lifted herself out of the pin and to her feet! That takes serious core strength and body control! But she and smith are still intertwined and— ALEXIS CHAMBERS LEAPING WITH HER FEET AND FLIPPING BACK OVER SMITH! FLOATING OVER BY USING SMITH AS A FULCRUM AND LANDING INTO A REVERSE STUNNER! SMITH DROPS BACK TO THE MAT! ALEXIS MAKES THE COVER THIS TIME!
Eve: KICKOUT! But nearly had him off that fantastic maneuver! Smith rolling over and looking pissed as he checks his mouth for blood! Alexis pulling back and looking focused and in control! Smith goes to get to his feet— BUT ALEXIS WITH A SUPERKICK!
Deadprez: NO! SMITH DODGED IT! ALEXIS MISSES THE SUPERKICK AND GETS HER LEG CAUGHT BETWEEN THE ROPES IN THE CORNER! SMITH TURNING ON A DIME! HE MOVES IN! CHARGING WITH A RUNNING KNEE!
Eve: BUT CHAMBERS WAS PLAYING POSSUM! SHE SLIDES HERSELF THE REST OF THE WAY OUT BETWEEN THE ROPES AND TO THE APRON! SHE HOPS BACK OVER THE ROPES AS JAKE COLLIDES WITH THE TURNBUCKLES! ALEXIS COMES FROM BEHIND! GOES FOR A ROLL UP!
Deadprez: Wait… what?
Gavin Kirkland: SHE LOW BLOWED JAKE FROM BEHIND!!!
Harlow Reichert: No she didn’t. She clearly hooked him and went for a roll up!
Gavin Kirkland: Well all I know is that she swung her arm up between Jake’s legs and now Jake is clung to the ropes in pain claiming she low blowed him!
Ref: DID YOU LOW BLOW HIM?!?
Alexis Chambers (Off mic and getting off the mat and arguing): OF COURSE NOT!
Ref: DO NOT LIE TO ME! DID YOU LOW BLOW HIM?
Alexis Chambers (off mic): IT WAS A ROLLUP! HE’S—
Eve: WAIT! SMITH GRABBING ALEXIS UP! PULLS HER IN AND FALLS BACK WITH A FACE BUSTER FLAPJACK AND— ALEXIS’S FACE JUST COLLIDED WITH AN EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE! SHE’S BUSTED WIDE OPEN! BLOOD FLOWING EVERYWHERE!
Deadprez: SMITH USED THE DISTRACTION YO REMOVE A TURNBUCKLE PAD AND HE DROVE ALEXIS’S FACE INTO EXPOSED STEEL!
Harlow Reichert: You have to be fucking kidding me.
Eve: The referee looks confused but Smith’s expression says it all. It was a plan executed to perfection. He grabs Alexis by the hair and pulls her in— BROKEN WINGS! The snap swinging neck breaker. And now this disgusting shithead goes for a pin.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner… JAKE SMITH!
Harlow Reichert: And this guy wants to be the PURE champion again? What’s PURE about this?
(Jake stands tall and has his hand raised before looking at Harlow, then back at Alexis. His music begins to play.)
Eve: SMITH JUST JUMPED BACK ONTO ALEXIS! DRIVING FISTS INTO HER BLOODY FACE! JAKE DESTROYING THIS ALREADY HURT OPPONENT AND THE MATCH IS ALREADY OVER!
Harlow Reichert: GODDAMMIT!
(Harlow rips off her headset and slides into the ring. Jake then rushes off and slides out the other side. Harlow checks on Alexis and stands to stare down Smith as he walks up the ramp. Smith just grins as he looks back at his handiwork. He points between Harlow and Alexis.)
Jake Smith (off mic): THAT’S YOUR FUTURE! LOOK AT IT! I’M TAKING THE TITLE BACK!
(Harlow watches, unwavering as Jake walks back up the ramp. She then drops down next to Alexis to try and help as medical arrives to try and roll her on to a body board.)
(Commercial for Kitchen Nightmares on Hulu. Its binge-worthy television.)
(Showdown returns from commercial break with Fire & Ice — Rex McAllister and Raven Roberts already inside the squared circle. “Dark Horses” by Switchfoot is blasting in the background as the engaged couple is hyping up the crowd. Both of them have their own microphones as they join each other around the middle of the ring. Their entrance music dies down, but the crowd reception has not. Even though these two are from Voltage, the EAW Universe cannot help, but adore Fire & Ice. The showering of love and praise is enough proof of that.)
Raven Roberts: These past few weeks have been insane from having to detail with one immature child on Dynasty and then, having to come to Showdown to deal with another set of immature children. For a while, it has felt like an endless loop. An endless look of having to deal with the bullshit and shenanigans of my opponents. What do Sienna Jade and The ILLIONAIRES have in common? All three of them feel the need to underestimate me and write me off as someone that they don’t need to be sweating about. Last week on Showdown, Ahren Fournier learned a lesson as I outsmarted him and proved that I could change the course of the match… (snaps her fingers) like that. He thought he had the match on the back when I was checking on Rex. Ahren thought it was going to be another case of “rolling up your opponent and sneaking away with a victory,” but I sensed all of that from a mile away. One of the biggest mistakes that Ahren made going into the match was believing that he had this match in the bag. He believed that he didn’t need to do the research or acknowledge the fact that I’m holding this Universal Women’s Championship on my shoulder. Imagine believing that you could outsmart a champion like me? A champion, who busted her ass off, to get to this stage of her career. Imagine not believing me to be any sort of threat, when men like The ILLIONAIRES, spent an entire month, being Heavenly Hell’s bitch and then, losing a match, where the stakes were in their favor. Rex and I could never.
Rex McAllister: If there was any sign of hope that Charlie Marr wouldn’t have snuck his way to the King of Elite final, it was me. The ILLIONAIRES took that opportunity away from me as they put me through the announcer’s table. The ILLIONAIRES believed that the match with Dr. Bethany Blue was the perfect setting to get close to the action and make a statement and it cost me the match. I was frustrated. I was frustrated because this was another occasion of me coming so close to a monumental victory, but it was taken away from me instead. What I did on Showdown two weeks ago, does not compare to what The ILLIONAIRES have in store for them at King of Elite. What happened on Showdown? I hurt The ILLIONAIRES where it hurt the most and that was with their egos. Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite are two of the most egotistical and delusional men in this company. These two could give Charlie Marr a run for his money and that’s terrifying to even talk about. Showdown was almost nothing to me. If it had to be something, it was that Fire & Ice aren’t going to stand and let The ILLIONAIRES stick their nose in business that doesn’t concern them. If we have too, we are going to retaliate and make a statement of our own. Raven didn’t need to be in Showdown two weeks ago and yet, I set out to do the one thing that I wanted to do and that made sure that The ILLIONAIRES are capable of being caught off guard. The moment these two are thrown off their game, it’s game over for those two. You saw how Ryan Wilson and The Ring Master were able to capitalize and get an upset victory over these two? It should be enough of a wake-up call that Fire & Ice that they won’t be able to get by with anything less than their best at King of Elite.
Raven Roberts: Rex and I are expecting a battle at King of Elite. We know what The ILLIONAIRES can be capable of. Just like catching those two off guard can change the course of the match in a different direction, you give these two an opening and they will capitalize. Those two managed to catch Cameron Ella Ava off guard at Reasonable Doubt and they stole a victory from her and Jamie. They have it in them to do the same to Rex and me, but we don’t plan to go down so easily.
Rex McAllister: One of the things that piss me off about The ILLIONAIRES is how much Jenny Punk makes them untouchable. For months, she has let these two just run as much havoc as possible. She let Chris Elite abuse the power of the Gawd Contract and did nothing to lay down the law until a month ago. Ever since she placed her seal of approval on them, these two have gotten so annoying. It’s about damn time that someone brings those two back to earth.
Raven Roberts: I agree.
(Fire & Ice looks towards the stage with intense facial expressions.)
Raven Roberts: Rex and I are going to be straight-forward with this. We’re calling you, out ILLIONAIRES. If you had any balls, you would come out and face us team-to-team.
(Everything goes silent as they are anticipating the arrival of The ILLIONAIRES. A moment passes before we hear “Money and the Power” by Kid Ink. The crowd gives Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite a mixed reception, but there are a few Showdown loyalists who are rooting for their Showdown boys. The ILLIONAIRES come out in their fur mink coats as the survey the EAW Universe.)
Gavin Kirkland: IT’S THE SHOWDOWN GOATS!!! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:
Eve: Things haven’t looked too hot for The ILLIONAIRES these past few weeks. They lost to Ryan Wilson and The Ring Master two weeks ago. Last week, Ahren Fournier lost to Raven Roberts and on Voltage, Chris Elite lost to Rex McAllister. I’m unsure about how these two would compare to Fire & Ice going into King of Elite.
Gavin Kirkland: These two will be fine, Eve. You don’t doubt The ILLIONAIRES to impress and when the stakes are high.
(By the time that Gavin Kirkland is done talking, the camera pans to The ILLIONAIRES in the ring. Chris Elite goes over to the timekeeper to get some microphones for him and Ahren before standing across from Fire & Ice inside the ring. “Money and the Power” dies down as The ILLIONAIRES look at Raven Roberts and Rex McAllister with grins on their faces.)
Chris Elite: I never thought that you two would ever shut the fuck up. You two are so boring that you made Jennipurr fall asleep backstage. Ahren and I were contemplating just interrupting the two of you, but you’re supposedly the guests for tonight and we ended up not going along with the idea. We let the two of you bozo say your shit, and I was surprised that you two didn’t cut a monologue about how the two of you are so in love with each other. These days, that’s all people seem to talk about you about, Rex. Your relationship with Raven has been a wonderful cover-up from all the major losses that you’ve suffered within the past year. You couldn’t recapture the EAW Championship at Territorial Invasion. You couldn’t win the chamber at Road to Redemption. You let a fucking doctor defeat you and stop your intentions of becoming the most boring King of Elite that this company would have experienced. Now, you’re going to lose at King of Elite to the hottest tag team in this company. This is all pretty hilarious because you can lose as many important matches as you did in these past several months and you still get looked at as the best when you should be looked at as nothing more than a simp ass bozo who lets his wife wear the pants in his relationship. Meanwhile, I lose at Road to Redemption and people talk about how I can’t get the job done and I get written off as a loser. This is why I hate this company sometimes because these people wouldn’t know talent if it slapped the shit outta them. Shoutout to someone REAL like Jenny Punk for seeing The ILLIONAIRES for the stars that they are because some bozo like Captain Charisma on Voltage would be holding us down in order to inflate the egos like the bitch next to you.
Rex McAllister: Now, listen here, Chris —
(Raven Roberts places a hand on the chest of Rex McAllister.)
Raven Roberts: I got this, babe. Chris, you might want to be careful about who you call a “bitch.” It’s not like I defeated your partner last week — oh wait, I did defeat your partner last week and made sure that his precious plan of catching me off guard backfired.
Ahren Fournier: Are you STILL on that? That match was sooooooo last week. I moved on from it. Chris has moved on from it. We’ve all moved on it, but here we go with Raven Roberts and Rex McAllister focusing on the past. I don’t focus on the past, mmkay? I focus on the FUTURE and The ILLIONAIRES are the FUTURE Unified Tag Team Champions! Yeah, you and Rex got victories over Chris and me, but we can assure you that it’s going to be the last time that anyone makes a fool out of us. At King of Elite, Fire & Ice will be the fools. You two seemed too focus on your upcoming wedding and the beautiful venue you’re set to be getting married at — oh wait…IT GOT BURNED DOWN! HAHAHAHAHAHA! What losers. Fire & Ice is going to burn more than that wedding venue. Chris and I are going to leave Fire & Ice in ashes. Chris and I got that chemistry that Fire & Ice will never have. We don’t need to be dating to know each other’s ins and outs. We don’t need to be this cringy couple and shove our relationship down everyone’s throats to know that there is no other pair in this company that can compare to The ILLIONAIRES. We can’t stand for motherfuckers like you and Rex taking opportunities for hardworking people like Chris and I. Out of the two of us, we are the most deserving of becoming the next Unified Tag Team Champions. We are the ones that should get another crack at Heavenly Hell. Meanwhile, you two can fuck, get married and probably get the fuck out of this company because I would probably throw up less than I do whenever I see you on the television screen. Omg, I’m getting dizzy just looking at you two. Christopher, catch me. I’m going to faint.
Chris Elite: You’re better not be fainting because I ain’t gonna catch you. Look, I don’t see the two of you bringing anything new to the table. You two talking about things that Ahren and I already know, thinking that it’s going to phase us, but it’s not. We know better than to let you two boring motherfuckers get inside our heads. The ILLIONAIRES are the top-dollar product in this company. You two bring NOTHING to the table when you put the two of us against the two of you.
Rex McAllister: Nothing to the table? What occurred last week on Showdown and Voltage is a PREVIEW of The ILLIONAIRES can expect from Fire & Ice. It will be us, who walks away as the number one contenders for the Unified Tag Team Championships and doing the one thing that we should have done in the tag team division for a long time now and that’s dominate and become champions.
Ahren Fournier: Nah, that’s going to be us.
Eve: AHREN FOURNIER JUST STRUCK REX MCALLISTER WITH A MICROPHONE TO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD!! CHRIS ELITE GOES RIGHT AFTER RAVEN ROBERTS AS THE TWO OF THEM ARE TRADING SHOTS WITH EACH OTHER! Ahren gets on top of Rex before throwing some punches at the former World Champion! Meanwhile, Chris manages to back Raven into a corner! Chris takes a couple of steps back before running toward Raven with a running clothesline!
Deadprez: No! Raven Roberts manages to move out of the way! Raven with The Facelift — spinning heel kick on Chris Elite! That manages to make him fall to one knee! Raven follows that up with a bulldog! But, Ahren Fournier connects with a superkick that takes down the Universal Women’s Champion! But, Rex McAllister connects with a superkick of his own, taking down Ahren! Chris tries to go after Rex, but Rex manages to surprise Gawd Given Greatness with a scoop slam!
Gavin Kirkland: ‘THE GOAT’ manages to get Rex McAllister by his ankles and Chris Elite manages to get back to his feet to connect with Head Shot — his version of a pele kick as that sends the Rex Master to his back! Chris Elite with a standing moonsault on Rex! It seems like Raven Roberts is back in the fight as she flies from the top rope and connects with a missile dropkick on Chris! That takes Chris down! Ahren tries to go after Raven from behind, but Raven scouted Ahren as she has him by the arm! Raven is looking to lock in the Wing Breaker — Fujiwara armbar!
Eve: Chris Elite from the top rope! Bionic Stomp on Raven Roberts! He couldn’t have rescued Ahren Fournier at a better time! The ILLIONAIRES have laid out both members of Fire & Ice!
(Chris Elite gets the microphone that he dropped during the brawl and raises it to his lips.)
Chris Elite: This is why you shouldn’t be writing off me and Ahren because you give us an opportunity and we’ll turn this match upside down for the two of you bozos. However, Ahren and I thrive off this chaotic environment. We thrive on the fact that we can do whatever the fuck we want and in order to prove that…
(Chris Elite reaches over to his mink coat and pulls out the Gawd Contract and raises it up. The fans boo, knowing that Chris is planning to do with the contract. Most likely, it will turn this match against Fire & Ice.)
Chris Elite: Let’s make our match at King of Elite a little more interesting. At King of Elite, The ILLIONAIRES will face Fire & Ice in a…TORNADO TAG TEAM MATCH!
(The crowd explodes for that added match stipulation as Ahren Fournier seems to be clapping for that and Chris Elite forms a smirk on his face.)
Chris Elite: That’s right. We are all in the ring at the same time. No disqualifications or count outs. First person to pin or submit someone from the other team, wins.
Ahren Fournier: I like that idea, Christopher. You two bihs are going down at King of Elite.
(The ILLIONAIRES drop their microphones as “Money and the Power” plays again as they exit the ring. The camera pans to a beaten-down Fire & Ice with pissed off looks on their faces, looking back at The ILLIONAIRES with looks that could kill.)
Deadprez: TORNADO TAG TEAM MATCH AT KING OF ELITE?!??! This is going to be chaotic for these two teams.
Eve: They laid out Fire & Ice tonight. Could this be foreshadowing something at King of Elite?
Gavin Kirkland: Of course, Eve! The ILLIONAIRES cannot fail this time around! I think they have this match in the bag for sure!
Eve: Well stay tuned because Showdown will be right back after the commercial break!
(Commercial break promoting Raven Roberts defending the Universal Women’s Championship against Sienna Jade at Clash of Kingdoms in two weeks!)
(“Awaken” by Dethklok plays through the speakers as Ryan Wilson comes out with a focused and determined look on his face.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA…WEIGHING IN 220 POUNDS…HE IS ‘WILDSIDE’ RYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNN WILLLLLSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: A few weeks on Showdown, Ryan Wilson teamed with The Ring Master to take on The ILLIONAIRES. It was there, where we witnessed the biggest upset of 2020 so far as Ryan and Ring Master managed to get a victory over The ILLIONAIRES. Sure, Rex McAllister had a little role in that, but after the match, Ryan attacked Ring Master and continued to prove that 2020 is a different Ryan Wilson.
Deadprez: Last week on Showdown, The Ring Master was part of a number one contender’s match for the PURE Championship, but before he could win the match, Ryan Wilson made his presence known and attacked Ring Master with a steel chair and took him out of the occasion, leaving Jake Smith to get the victory in the end. It seems like these two have a bit of an issue with each other. Their first match ended in a double count-out, but these two didn’t stop fighting and continued to fight until referees came out to separate the two men.
Eve: Ryan thinks that he can push around Ring Master, but Ring Master doesn’t seem like someone to push around easily and he is going to figure that out soon enough.
(“It Follows” by Cane Hill replaces “Awaken” as the crowd gives a negative ovation for Xander Payne. Xander has a huge smirk as he has a big of a swagger to him as he walks out from the back. He is more than confident that he has this match in the bag.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA…WEIGHING IN 255 POUNDS…HE IS ‘THE PAYNEKILLER’….XAAAAANNNNNNNNNDDDDDDEEEEEERRRRRRRR PAAAYYYYYYYYNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Deadprez: Here comes the number one contender for the Answers World Championship at King of Elite. It’s been a little while since we saw Xander Payne in action, but he is looking to use Ryan Wilson to send a message to Cameron Ella Ava. If I were Cameron, I would be watching this match closely.
Eve: Xander Payne has made it clear that Cameron Ella Ava should be thanking him. He believes that he is the reason why Cameron is champion in the first place and he will be collecting his due by getting the Answers World Championship. I believe that would be enough of a thank you for Xander.
Gavin Kirkland: Cameron Ella Ava doesn’t need to thank anyone. She is champion because she’s that good and there’s no doubt that she’ll find some way to defeat Xander…I hope.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Ryan Wilson and Xander Payne meet in the middle of the ring. These two had some intense things to say to one another this week. There’s no doubt that Xander has some hatred for Ryan. One of those reasons being that at King of Elite last year, Ryan called a match that Xander was featured in as nothing more than a “piss break.” Xander, Myles and Drake King went on to steal the show last year. Both Xander and Drake have the chance to become World Champion. Meanwhile, things have not looked too hot for Ryan.
Gavin Kirkland: XANDER PAYNE SHOVES RYAN WILSON TO THE ROPES! RYAN REBOUNDS FROM THOSE ROPES — LAST SEDATION!! POP UP POWERBOMB!!! XANDER ENDING THIS MATCH EARLY!!!
Deadprez: NO! RYAN WILSON MANAGED TO LAND ON HIS FEET! HE CREATES A BIT OF A DISTANCE BEFORE THROWING A PUNCH TOWARDS XANDER PAYNE! XANDER RETURNS THE FAVOR BY THROWING A PUNCH TOWARDS RYAN, BUT RYAN IS NOT BACKING DOWN WHATSOEVER BEFORE THROWING A PUNCH TO THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! Instead of throwing a punch, Xander kicks Ryan in the stomach as hard as possible! Xander gets his fist and bashes it against the back of Ryan! Xander bashes his fist onto the back of Ryan once more as Ryan gets down to one knee! Xander goes for a front headlock on Ryan before turning him around and connecting with a neckbreaker! Xander goes for the first cover of the match! Could this be enough to take out Ryan?
Gavin Kirkland: Spoiler alert, no.
Referee: ONE! TWO–
Eve: Ryan Wilson kicks out! This match is still young and Xander Payne gets Ryan to his feet! He has ‘Wildside’ by his arm before connecting with an Irish whip! Xander bends down as Ryan rebounds off the ropes! Ryan jumps on the back of Xander and connects with a sunset flip, but he doesn’t go for the cover there! Ryan rebounds off the ropes and makes Xander eat a basement dropkick to the face! This gets ‘The Wrestling Genius’ down as Ryan goes for the cover!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne manages to get a shoulder up! Ryan Wilson gets Xander to his feet. Man, Ryan is not being easy on Xander. Ryan is clawing Xander’s head as he’s getting him back up to his feet. Ryan is now clutching Xander’s face. He is saying a couple of things such as: ‘you’re not better than me’ and ‘you don’t have shit on me.’
Deadprez: XANDER PAYNE CONNECTS WITH AN UPPERCUT THAT SENDS RYAN WILSON BACK A BIT! I think the last thing that Ryan should be doing is pissing off someone like Xander! Xander is no longer the same man that he faced in their first encounter. Xander has evolved into the monster he has today. He has the opportunity to become the Answers World Champion at King of Elite. Ryan rushes forward to Xander, connecting with a punch, but Xander manages to connect with a sharp back kick to the rubs of Ryan! Ryan gets down to one knee before Xander gets behind him and wraps his arms around Ryan’s waist! German suplex by ‘The Wrestling Genius.’
Eve: Ryan Wilson manages to land on his feet! I don’t think that Xander Payne is aware that Ryan managed to land on his feet! Xander turns around …
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN WILSON RUNS TOWARDS XANDER BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH! OH MY GOD, XANDER JUST FALLS TO HIS KNEES! THE SUPERMAN PUNCH WASN’T ENOUGH TO TAKE DOWN XANDER COMPLETELY! Ryan connects with a shoot kick to the face chest of Xander Payne! Ryan connects with another shoot kick and another one! And another one! And another one! Each shoot kick is more aggressive than the other! Ryan spins around before connecting with one last shoot kick as that manages to take Xander down! The best thing for Ryan to do in his situation is to pin Xander, but instead, Ryan manages to get Xander in position for the STF. Ryan may have a difficult time getting Xander in that move. I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but Xander’s fat, so it’s going to be impossible to get the full submission on Xander!
Deadprez: :skip: You came up with that conclusion on your own?
Gavin Kirkland: I am a genius. :wow:
Eve: …Anyway, RYAN WILSON MANAGES TO LOCK IN THE STF ON XANDER PAYNE! RYAN IS HOPING TO GET A SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER XANDER? CAN YOU IMAGINE IF RYAN IS ABLE TO MAKE THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION SUBMIT? It would be the second time that Ryan has managed to get a victory over a supposed ‘main event talent.’ It would skyrocket Ryan’s confidence! The last thing that Ryan needs is for his confidence to be inflated. You can see a bit of struggle on Xander’s face! He is trying to clutch for the ropes, but it seems like Ryan did a great job with creating as much distance as possible, but Xander will scratch and claw if he needs too. Xander refuses to lose this match to Ryan Wilson! He won’t be able to live with himself if he was able to do that!
Deadprez: Xander Payne reaches for the bottom rope, but it seems like Ryan Wilson has that STF locked in quite tightly, but Xander has his strength to his advantage. Ryan has his speed to rely on if everything goes wrong! Xander is almost there! He is just fingertips away from clutching onto the bottom rope!
Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne gets his giant hands on the bottom rope! Ryan Wilson needs to release the hold!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, RYAN!
Eve: Ryan Wilson releases the hold! He turns over to the official and tells him to mind his own business, but the official kind of needs to be in this match! Otherwise, all hell would break loose! Xander Payne manages to roll himself out of the ring. Smart thinking from the wrestling veteran. This will provide Xander with an opportunity to rethink his strategy over before continuing on with the match. However, it doesn’t seem like Ryan plans to be patient going into this match! Ryan launches himself from the middle rope — SUICIDE DIVE TO THE OUTSIDE! NO! XANDER PAYNE MANAGES TO SPIN AROUND RYAN BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SIDEWALK SLAM RINGSIDE! RYAN CRASHES DOWN AS HE CLUTCHES TO HIS BACK IN PAIN! XANDER GETS RYAN TO HIS FEET BEFORE WHIPPING HIM TO THE STEEL STEPS! XANDER TAKES A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS ‘WILDSIDE’ AND CONNECTING WITH A CANNONBALL SENTON!
Gavin Kirkland: Dear god, Xander Payne flattened Ryan Wilson like a pancake! Can the official stop this match? I don’t see how Ryan can continue on, knowing that a boulder just fell on top of him! The official rushes towards the outside and backs up Xander in order to check on Ryan! What in the world? Look at this!
Deadprez: Is Ryan Wilson smiling? He’s almost like he’s laughing at the amount of pain that he is at the moment! Ryan manages to clutch onto the collar of the official, using it as some assistance to get back to his feet! You can see that Ryan is still a bit wobbly, but he refuses to back down from a fight!
Eve: RYAN WILSON TAKES THE REFEREE BY HIS HEAD AND THROWS HIM AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! WHAT IN THE HELL WAS THAT FOR? WE’RE LEFT WITH NO OFFICIAL IN THIS MATCH! SOMEONE GET A REFEREE DOWN THERE! Ryan gestures for Xander Payne to come at him! Xander with a devious smirk on his face as he charges towards Ryan! Xander with a clothesline, but Ryan manages to catch Xander by his arm before getting Xander in position for a tornado DDT! Ryan uses the edge of the apron to help spring him off in the process! Ryan manages to take down Xander, but with the official being out, for the time being, he is going to take advantage of the opportunity and show that ‘Wildside’ of his! Ryan goes over to the timekeeper and pushes him away! He gets the steel chair that the timekeeper sat on, shuts it closed before walking towards Xander! Xander is slowly getting to his feet!
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN WILSON RAMS THE EDGE OF THE STEEL CHAIR INTO THE RIBS OF ‘THE WRESTLING GENIUS.’ XANDER IS IN A CRAWLING POSITION AS RYAN SLAMS THE STEEL CHAIR TO THE BACK OF XANDER! OH MY LORD, RYAN MAY ACTUALLY KILL XANDER. :lupe: You can see the look of pain appearing on Xander’s face as Ryan forms a sinister smirk on his! RYAN RAISES THE STEEL CHAIR HIGH IN THE AIR BEFORE SLAMMING THE STEEL CHAIR ONTO THE BACK OF XANDER ONCE MORE! This match has taken a turn for the worst as we’re still waiting for either the official to come back to life or a new referee to be brought to take back control of this match; however, Ryan manages to open the steel chair and wraps the chair around Xander’s neck as he gets the bigger man to his feet! Ryan has Xander faced towards the ring post. Oh dear god…
Deadprez: RYAN WILSON THROWS XANDER PAYNE TO THE TIMEKEEPER! THE STEEL CHAIR WRAPPED AROUND HIS NECK AS HIS THROAT JUST CRASHES! XANDER COLLAPSES TO THE GROUND AS HE GETS THE STEEL CHAIR OFF HIS NECK! HE IS GRASPING ONTO HIS NECK! Xander is throwing up blood at the moment! Ryan Wilson is enjoying the punishment that he is inflicting on Xander! He goes over to Xander and picks him up to his feet! Ryan grasps onto the chin of Xander, clutching it tightly. Once again, we hear Ryan trash-talking Xander, but I can’t seem to hear anything. I must be getting old, guys.
Eve: XANDER PAYNE SPITS THE BLOOD ONTO THE FACE OF RYAN WILSON! :damn: :damn: :damn:
Gavin Kirkland: You can see the grin on Xander Payne’s face as Ryan Wilson tries to wipe the blood from his mouth. Xander is saying ‘you got nothing on me.’ You can see that Xander’s throat is still a factor and you can see him clutching onto it! Ryan throws a few punches to Xander before rolling him back to the ring! Ryan gets the official and rolls him back into the ring before sliding back into the ring and resuming this match! Ryan is stalking up Xander back to his feet! Ryan is looking to wrap up this match — CHAOS THEORY! JUMPING CUTTER ON THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! HOLY CRAP, RYAN IS REALLY GOING TO PUT AWAY XANDER AS THE MOVE CONNECTS! RYAN WITH THE COVER! RYAN WITH THE COVER! HE HOOKS THE LEG!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: HOW IN THE HELL DID XANDER PAYNE KICK OUT?!?!?!?
Eve: The referee saw Xander Payne kick out at the last second as Ryan Wilson is looking at Xander Payne in such disbelief! How in the world is Xander still in this match?
Gavin Kirkland: I know I shit on Xander Payne a lot, but it should be appreciated that Xander is able to find the strength within himself to kick out. Ryan Wilson slams his hands against the mat! He believes it should have been over with the Chaos Theory, but it’s going to take more to put down as someone as big as Xander! Ryan gets Xander back to his feet! But, Xander connects with a headbutt that staggers Ryan back! Xander takes a step back before rebounding himself off the ropes before connecting with a clothesline! Ryan goes down, but he manages to get back up quickly as Xander takes him down with another clothesline! The same result, Ryan manages to get himself back up, but Xander manages to connect with a sharp back kick, sending Ryan to one knee! Xander gets behind Ryan and wraps his arms around his waist! Xander tried going for this move earlier in the match! Will it connect this time! German suplex to Ryan Wilson as he falls to the corner! Yes! The move connects!
Deadprez: Xander Payne takes a few steps back before running towards Ryan Wilson at the corner and connecting with a cannonball senton! Xander pulls Ryan by his leg before going for a cover! Will this be enough to take Ryan out?
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Eve: Ryan Wilson kicks out at the count of two! By the look on Xander Payne’s face, you can see that he’s more than wanting to end this match as soon as possible! Xander gets Ryan to his feet before pushing him to the ropes! XANDER IS GOING FOR A MOVE THAT HE TRIED TO CONNECT WITHIN THE BEGINNING OF THE MATCH — LAST SEDATION ON RYAN WILSON!
Gavin Kirkland: No! Ryan Wilson manages to stumble down! I’m not sure if Ryan had the move well scouted or Xander couldn’t elevate Ryan high enough to connect with the move, but Ryan manages to roll himself out of the ring! This may have been the smartest thing that Ryan did in this entire match!
Deadprez: Wait? Is Ryan Wilson walking up the ramp! I think he could care less about this match anymore! Ryan tapping the side of his head, implying that he is making the smart move in this match. Ryan is walking back up the ramp, but he bumps into something.
(The crowd is cheering as The Ring Master stands behind Ryan Wilson. Ryan could feel that he bumped into something, so he turns around. Ryan is caught off guard by the whole matter. He holds his hands up in defense, not wanting any trouble from The Ring Master.)
Eve: Ryan Wilson cost The Ring Master a chance to challenge for the PURE Championship last week! Now, it looks like Ring Master is looking to get his revenge! Ryan begins to back away from the bigger man! The Ring Master continues to walk closer to Ryan! Ring Master means business, but he’s doing a good job with not laying his hand on Ryan! Ryan continues to walk back towards the ring before bumping onto the apron! Ryan rolls himself out of the ring!
Gavin Kirkland: BLOODY NOSE ON RYAN WILSON! THAT BRUTAL DISCUS PALM STRIKE HITS THE NOSE OF RYAN! XANDER PUSHES RYAN TOWARDS THE ROPES — LAST SEDATION! POPUP POWERBOMB ON RYAN WILSON! XANDER FOR THE COVER!!!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“It Follows” plays again as Xander Payne stands up after a well-fought battle with Ryan Wilson. The official raises his hand in victory.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…XAAAAAAANNNNNNNNDDDDDDDEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRR PAAAYYYYYYYYYYNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: What a battle between these two! It’s Xander Payne who stands tall against Ryan Wilson! Xander gains some momentum going against his match with Cameron Ella Ava at King of Elite! If this is the Xander we get at King of Elite, then Cameron better be worried about how she’s going to survive this title defense.
Eve: Ryan Wilson really brought his A-game against Xander Payne. He changed the course of the match by taking out the official and then using a steel chair to attack Xander. I literally thought we were going to get another upset by Ryan, but Xander pulled through and proved why he was the better competitor.
(Ryan Wilson is holding the back of his neck as he rolls himself ringside, giving a cold look to The Ring Master, who stares at him back in the ramp. From the look The Ring Master is giving Ryan, it seems like their issues are far from over.)
Gavin Kirkland: It also helped that The Ring Master made his presence known towards the closing part of the match. Xander Payne would have won the match regardless, but he wasn’t going to be happy for a count-out victory.
(The scene pans to backstage with Heavenly Hell — Constance Blevins and Minerva. The two members of Heavenly Hell were watching this edition of Showdown through a monitor. They didn’t like the idea about not having a match tonight, but they will take all the energy they can get before their Iconic Cup Finals Match at Clash of Kingdoms. Minerva was looking at the monitor while sitting on the couch. Constance was on her cell phone, scrolling down her social media feed. The more Constance scrolled down the feed, the more bummed out she began to look. Minerva looked to her side and sighed, knowing exactly what her partner was doing.)
Minerva: Connie, the more you look at the comments, the more upset you’re going to get.
Constance Blevins: I can’t help it, Minnie. I’m aware that I shouldn’t be bringing any negativity in my life. People are entitled to their opinions and you can never appease them, but just looking down in the comments of some of these posts and there are not many people who believe I could get the job done and get the Iconic Cup.
Minerva: Of course, you’re capable of getting the job done, Constance. If there is anyone on this brand, who can defeat me, without any controversy, it’s you. There is no one I want to win the Iconic Cup, then you, but I’m not planning to drop the ball on an opportunity as huge as this. Last year, I should have made the immediate impact by capturing the Iconic Cup, but that barbie doll, Kassidy Heart, was the woman at the right time and place. I’ve busted my ass for a year to make sure that I ended up on this spot again. Now, I can’t lose this match, Constance. If that means, taking you down, it’s a risk that I’m willing to take.
Constance Blevins: I don’t mean for this to sound disrespectful, but you’re not the only one who has busted her ass for a year for an opportunity like this, Minerva. I’ve worked just as hard. I have spent so long in being cannon fodder for men and women who could never lace up my boots in the ring. Since day one, people saw star potential in you. People saw you as someone who could be a future Universal Women’s Champion. People never had many hopes when it comes to me. Still, I feel there are people out there that doubt that I could ever win something as prestigious as the Iconic Cup.
Minerva: Then, those people are idiots. Connie, listen to me, I’m aware of all of these comments on social media, but why should we let some neckbeards, typing on a keyboard from their mother’s basement, try to tell us what we’re capable of. There is no one who knows what we’re truly capable of. It’s amazing how much a human being can push themselves in order to accomplish their goals. It’s unknown what I will do in order to push myself for the sake of winning the Iconic Cup. In a way, I’m afraid of what I will have to do to you in order to win. It’s going to terrify me to put you in significant amounts of pain. The sound of your cries of pain may be something that I’m not prepared for, but I may need to shut off any emotion I have towards you.
Constance Blevins: Is this how it’s going to be?
Minerva: It’s what it has to be, Constance. I would recommend you doing the same thing. We pride ourselves in being sisters, but I need you to look at me as your opponent at Clash of Kingdoms.
???: You see that, Constance?
(The sound of Albert Hitchman is heard in the background before he walks into the camera shot. Lucas Johnson is next to him with a huge smile on his face. He can obviously feel the tension between the members of Heavenly Hell and that puts a smile on his face.)
Albert Hitchman: Minerva doesn’t want to be your sister at Clash of Kingdoms. She sees you as another competitor, who stands in her way to the Iconic Cup. It really could have been a respectful match between two sisters who love each other, but I don’t think that Minerva plans to be respectful in this match. Is that so, Minerva?
Minerva: When have I ever been respectful in a match?
Lucas Johnson: It could have been the first time with this match. :mjgrin:
Constance Blevins: Do you have anywhere else to be?
Lucas Johnson: Not really. I already scouted the Jake Smith/Alexis Chambers match. I may need to know Jake’s strengths and weaknesses if it’s him that I end up facing for the PURE Championship three weeks from now.
Minerva: It would be such a shame if you’re not able to get to the match…
(Minerva gets closer to Lucas Johnson with an evil smirk on her face, almost like she has evil intentions to attack him. But, Albert Hitchman gets in front of Minerva before she could do such a tragic thing.)
Albert Hitchman: Minerva, do you not realize that you could have been Universal Women’s Champion a lot sooner if you weren’t stuck in this dumb tag team?
Heavenly Hell: Excuse me?
Lucas Johnson: Minerva, what Albert is trying to say is that you are too good to be held down in a tag team. I think it’s holding you back from realizing your full potential. You could have been Universal Women’s Champion a long time ago and you know that. In the long run, Heavenly Hell is going to make you unhappy. What happens when there’s nothing else to accomplish?
Minerva: Does the presence of Heavenly Hell being a united stable threaten you, Lucas? I thought that you would stay away from us when you lost at Reasonable Doubt. You take almost two months off and yet, you’re still an idiot. There’s no changing that at all. All this talk about us falling in the exact same pattern as those teams before us, but Constance and I will still be as united as ever after Clash of Kingdoms. The only difference is that I’ll have the Iconic Cup next to my championship.
Constance Blevins: No, it’s going to be me that has the Cup.
Albert Hitchman: That’s the spirit, Constance. You shouldn’t take anyone’s shit. Especially, your partner’s. Clash of Kingdoms will be the night where ‘The Absolved’ stands tall from the rest of the women. I can see how dark you can get, Constance and when you’re in the stage, you’re at your most dangerous and untouchable in the ring. Maybe, Minerva has a bit of a point — you need to show zero emotion going into your match or she is going to eat you alive. You don’t want that, right Constance?
Constance Blevins: …I don’t. Everyone’s concerned about how I will approach this match, but I’m going to be fine. All this negativity is too much for me at the moment. Now, if you excuse me, I need to get some air.
Minerva: I’ll join you.
Constance Blevins: I want to be alone, Minerva.
(Minerva could hear the coldness in her Heavenly Hell sister’s voice. Minerva could sense that something was up with Constance Blevins. Instead of trying to figure out the reasoning for all of that, Minerva nods her head and lets Constance exits out the scene. A hint of concern is in Minerva’s face while Albert Hitchman and Lucas Johnson look at the direction Constance left in, looking like they did nothing wrong.)
Lucas Johnson: I wonder what’s up with her? You didn’t deserve that, Minerva. I know, it’s your guys’ intentions not to let this Iconic Cup tear the two of you apart, but it seems like it already has.
Albert Hitchman: Such a shame. You don’t need her to hold you down.
(Within the group, everything was silent as Minerva tries to look for the words to respond to Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman.)
(MINERVA SPITS DIRECTLY AT ALBERT HITCHMAN!!)
Albert Hitchman: What in the hell was that? You bitch? Lucas, where are you?
(The black drip of ‘The Dark’ is around her mouth as Minerva looks at Lucas Johnson trying to look for something to get the mist out of Albert Hitchman’s eyes. Albert is trying to clutch onto Lucas, but he can’t seem to find his grasp as he continues to feel the sensation of the mist burning into his eyes. Before you know it, a couple of officials come out with bottles of water and towels and surround Albert. Minerva continued to pierce her eyes through the situation.)
Minerva: Now, to find Constance.
(Minerva takes one last look of the situation with Albert Hitchman and Lucas Johnson and forms a smirk on her face before walking away from the scene.)
(Tribute to Kobe Bryant airs. EAW offers their prayers to Kobe and Gianna’s Bryant’s family and to the families of the other seven people who lost their lives on the helicopter in this travesty.)
(“People = Shit” by Slipknot plays as Shane comes out to boos from the crowd followed by his wife Angela Grant,)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL AND IT IS A NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH! INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA, WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN POUNDS…ACCOMPANIED BY ANGELA GRANT”…THE DYNASTY OF SHOWDOWN….SSHHAANNNNE GGAATTEESS!!!!
Eve: Look at that look of determination on his face, he’s determined to end this rivalry between him and Lance Blackfyre. Don’t forget about Angela Grant on the outside with this being a No DQ match, keep an eye on her because she could be the wild card in all of this.
Gavin Kirkland: I know I will. :shaq:
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT?! :dahell:
(“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X ft.; Billy Ray Cyrus hits as Lance comes out to some cheers from the crowd. He’s holding a very small bag in his hand. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT….FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS….WEIGHING IN AT THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE POUNDS…..”THE OMEN OF DESTRUCTION”……LLLAANNCCEEE BLLLLACCKKFFYYRREE!!!!
Deadprez: Another guy who just wants to put an end to this. This match has been brewing for quite some time now and this might work in his advantage. He’s already dominant enough, imagine putting a weapon in his hands?! What in the hell is in his hand she’s bringing with him to the ring?! :lupe:
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: HERE WE GO! Anything goes here….and look Angela is yelling at Lance inside the ring. Both of them are just exchanging words at each oth–WOAH SHANE LOW BLOWS LANCE FROM BEHIND! It was a setup by Shane and Angela! Shane runs to the ropes and hits a front dropkick right to the face of Lance Blackfyre and Shane has already taken the big man down!
Eve: Angela now slides in a steel chair into the ring and Shane picks up the chair with a sick smile on his face! Shane lifts the chair above his head and he swings it on the back of Lance! But Lance is still getting up…it’s like he didn’t even feel it! Shane looks like a deer in headlights right now as Lance smacks the chair right out of his hands to the mat! Shane is begging for mercy right now but Lance is having none of it! Lance grabs Shane by both of his hands and throws him in the corner! Lance is throwing hard body shots to the rib cage of Shane, he now goes up and it throwing hard rights to the face of Shane who’s trying his best to cover up here! Lance grabs his head with both of his hands again with force!
Lance Blackfyre (no mic): THIS…ENDS…NOW!
Deadprez: AND WOAH LANCE JUST THREW HIM EFFORTLESSLY ACROSS THE RING LIKE A RAG DOLL! Shane is up to his feet in the corner and Lance on the opposite side of the ring is warming up stretching….HE CHARGES FULL SPEED AT SHANE IN THE CORNER ACROSS THE RING…AH!!! LANCE LEAPS HIGH IN THE AIR AND CONNECTS WITH THE SPLASH! SHANE JUST GOT CRUSHED! Lance balances Shane against the corner and…..HE JUST SLAPPED THE CHEST OF SHANE GATES AS HARD AS HE COULD! JESUS! Lance now grabs Shane by his waist side…and he tosses him all the way across the ring once again!!
Eve: LOOK! ANGELA TAKES THIS CHANCE AND PULLS HER MAN OUT OF THE RING BY HIS ARM! Lance was just bullying Shane in the ring there, and Lance doesn’t look too happy on what Angela just did perhaps saving her husband! Lance steps over the top rope to the outside and has his sights set on Shane Gates on the ground—BUT ANGELA JUST STEPPED IN FRONT OF HIM!
(Angela has her hands on her waist as if she’s waiting for him to leave.)
Deadprez: LANCE PUSHES HER BY HER FACE RIGHT TO THE GROUND! Lance sets his sights back on Shane Gates….BUT SHANE POPS UP AND HITS LANCE IN THE STOMACH WITH AN OBJECT! HE HAS A BASEBALL BAT! SHANE NOW TAKES A SWING RIGHT AT LANCE’S BACK AND LANCE IS ON THE GROUND AGAIN AGONIZING IN PAIN! SHANE SWINGS IT RIGHT INTO THE GUT OF LANCE ON THE GROUND! Shane twirls the bat around in his hand proud of himself as Lance is trying to get back up to his feet, and Lance is on both of his knees and Shane is behind him with the bat….NO….HE’S NOT GONNA IS HE?! HE LINES UP THE BAT WITH LANCE’S HEAD…..HE LIFTS THE BAT UP….NO!!! THE BAT CRACKS ACROSS THE SKULL OF LANCE!! OH MY GOD!!
Eve: The crowd is letting Shane gear it as they don’t approve of that and Shane is just soaking in the boos from the crowd! Lance is motionless on the mat! Shane looks at the surroundings around him and he eyes the steel steps, what is he thinking now?! He takes off the top half of the steps and throws it to his side and he picks up Lance’s head and he places it on the steps and now he picks up the bat again….NO SHANE DON’T DO THIS!!!! LOOK…SHANE JUST STOPPED MIDWAY AS HE HAD THE BAT IN THE AIR! AND SHANE JUST DROPPED THE BAT…IS HE SHOWING SOME MERCY?!
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY! He’s eyeing the top half of the steel steps he threw a second ago…he goes and picks it up and walks over to Lance still with his head resting on the bottom half of the steps……SHANE PLEASE DON’T….SHANE LIFTS THE STEPS HIGH!!!!
Deadprez: LANCE AVOIDS DISASTER AS NOBODY’S HOME! LANCE MAY HAVE JUST SAVED HIS CAREER RIGHT THERE! Even though Shane missed, he’s still smiling! He picks up the steps again and waits for Lance to turn around as Lance is holding the top of his head and Shane charges at him…BUT LANCE SIDESTEPS AND SHANE LOSES CONTROL OF THE STEPS AND DROPS THEM…SHANE TURNS AROUND…SPINEBUSTER ON TOP OF THE STEEL STEPS OUTSIDE OF THE RING FROM LANCE ON SHANE! Lance takes a second to take a breather for a second and try to recover from that head shot he took from the baseball bat a second ago. Lance is finally back up and Shane is motionless on the steps and Lance picks him up and throws him in the ring! Lance slide in the ring and covers Shane!
Eve: SHANE KICKS OUT! WHAT WILL FROM SHANE! I think Lance gave Shane a bit too much time to recover on the outside! Lance still looks a bit dizzy from the head shot and he picks up Shane and puts him in a bearhug! Shane is screaming refusing to give up here but Lance has the hold locked in super deep! Shane may have no choice as he’s struggling to breathe now! Shane is in very serious trouble now!
Deadprez: BUT LOOK!!! ANGELA IS BACK IN THE RING ONCE AGAIN! SHE WRAPS A STEEL CHAIN AROUND THE THROAT OF LANCE BLACKFYRE CAUSING LANCE TO LET GO OF THE HOLD ON SHANE DROPPING HIM TO THE GROUND! LANCE IS TRYING TO USE HIS POWER TO GET OUT OF THIS AND FIGHT OFF ANGELA’S ATTACK! ANGELA IS STRONG AS HELL FOR SOMEONE HER SIZE, JESUS CHRIST! LANCE IS FLAILING HIS ARMS GASPING FOR AIR NOW! SHANE IS LOOKING ON JUST ADMIRING WHAT HE’S SEEING! THIS IS DISPICABLE! LOOK! SHANE WALKS UP AND SLAPS LANCE IN HIS FACE WHILE HE’S BEING CHOKED TO DEATH!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT LANCE WITH ONE MOVEMENT DRIVES ANGELA BACKWARDS INTO THE CORNER CAUSING HER TO LET GO OF THE CHAIN! LANCE CAN BARELY BREATHE AS HE;S HOLDING HIS THROAT AND SHANE ISN’T HAPPY ABOUT THIS AND HE CHARGES AT LANCE…SPINNING HEEL KICK!! SHANE PICKS UP THE CHAIN ANGELA BROUGHT IN AND NOW HE WHIPS IT RIGHT ACROSS THE BACK OF LANCE SEVERAL TIMES!! SHANE WRAPS THE CHAIN AROUND LANCE AND PUTS IT IN FRONT OF HIS FACE….THE DECAPITATOR CROSS FACE SUBMISSION USING THE CHAIN! THIS HAS TAKEN OUT SO MANY! LANCE IS DONE!!!
Eve: LANCE’S FACE IS RED AS A TOMATO AND FADING! HE PUTS HIS HAND UP TO MAYBE TAP OUT…..BUT NO HE DOESN’T! HE’S STILL TRYING TO FIGHT!! THERE’S NO ROPE BREAKS EITHER!! LANCE IS TRAPPED!! BUT SOMEHOW MANAGES TO USE HIS WEIGHT ADVANTAGE AND ROLLS ON HIS BACK AND HE PICKS UP SHANE AS HE GETS TO HIS FEET….SIDE WALK SLAM!!! HOW IN THE HELL DID LANCE DO THAT?! AND NOW BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN NOW AND ANGELA IS BACK TO HER FEET IN THE CORNER! SHE TIPTOES OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING AND GRABS THAT DAMN CHAIN! SHE WRAPS THE ENTIRE CHAIN AROUND HER FIST AND SHES WAITING FOR LANCE TO TURN AROUND AND LANCE DOES…..KNOCKOUT PUNCH WITH THE CHAIN AS A WEAPON!!! BUT NO! LANCE CAUGHT HER HAND!! ANGELA IS SCARED FOR HER LIFE RIGHT NOW!
Deadprez: LANCE SHAKES HIS HEAD AT ANGELA AS HE PICKS HER UP AS HIGH AS HE CAN!! THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET GOING NUTS HERE AS THEY ARE WILLING LANCE TO TOSS HER!! LANCE TOSSES HER FROM TEN FEET IN THE AIR ALL THE WAY TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR!!! SHE MAY BE BADLY HURT! SHANE NOW FROM BEHIND ON LANCE WITH THE CHOP BLOCK! SHANE NOW GOING BALLISTIC AFTER WHAT HE JUST WITNESSED! HE’S THROWING SEVERAL RIGHTS AND LEFTS AT LANCE! HE TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK….BULLETS2HEAD!!!! THE SHINING WIZARD TO THE BACK OF LANCE’S HEAD! SHANE DOESN’T FEEL THAT’S ENOUGH AS HE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND….SHATTERED JOY OUT OF NOWHERE! THE BICYCLE KICK RIGHT TO SHANE’S FACE!!
Eve: But why isn’t he covering?!
(Lance looks over to the bag in the corner of the ring he brought with him.)
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe:
Deadprez: LANCE POURS IT ON THE GROUND….THUMBTACKS!!!! :damn:
Eve: LANCE NOW PICKS UP SHANE GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT…TITANIC PLUNGE!!! BUT NO LANCE STOPS AND HOLDS HIM IN MID AIR!! HE LOOKS TO THE TOP ROPE….HE’S NOW CARRYING SHANE TO THE TOP ROPE! PLEASE DON’T DO THIS! HE’S GOING FOR FEARS ORIGIN…THE BATISTA BOMB!! BUT SHANE IS TRYING TO FIGHT FOR ALL HE’S GOT LEFT AND HE’S DESPERATELY THROWING RIGHTS AS HARD A SHE CAN TO GET LANCE TO LET GO!!! BUT LANCE LEAPS AND DOES IT ANYWAY!!! FEARS ORIGIN!! THE BATISTA BOMB RIGHT ONTO THE THUMBTACKS!! SHANE IS BLEEDING FROM HIS BACK!! LANCE HOOKS THE LEG!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Old Town Road” hits as Lance stands and gets his hand raised holding his head still dizzy looking.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…LLAANNCCEE BBLLACCKKFFYYRREE!!!!!
Eve: LANCE WITH THE HARD FOUGHT WIN HERE TONIGHT! He dug down deep several times when it looked like Shane was gonna escape with the win and he got the much needed momentum for himself, and perhaps the closure he needed in this rivalry with Shane Gates!
Deadprez: Despite his tactics, you can take NOTHING away from Shane Gates tonight, he knew besting a man like Lance was gonna require a gameplan, he pulled out all the stops and it just wasn’t enough as Lance was the better competitor tonight. If he keeps working, he’s still bound for great things here on Showdown!
Eve: Congratulations to Lance Blackfyre!
(Commercial break for King of Elite, hyping up the King of Elite finals. Watch Showdown’s Jamie O’Hara take on Voltage’s Charlie Marr and Dynasty’s The Visual Prophet on the EAW Network next weekend!)
(Showdown returns from the last commercial break as “Lonely Girl” by Tonight Alive is blasting in the background. Showdown General Manager, Jenny Punk stands on the end of the table, which was laid out for the contract signing. In the middle of the table, there is a contract for Cameron Ella Ava versus Xander Payne at King of Elite and two pens for each Elitist to sign their names on the line. “Lonely Girl” dies down as the crowd is more than excited to get this contract signing going.)
Jenny Punk: It’s been a wonderful go-home show from the Showdown side as we anticipate one of the most memorable King of Elites in recent memory. From the Showdown side at King of Elite, we’ll have Harlow Reichert defending the PURE Championship against former champion, Jake Smith. We also have The ILLIONAIRES taking on Fire & Ice in a Tornado Tag Team Match. We also have Jamie O’Hara representing Showdown in the King of Elite finals. I hope he doesn’t let us down again. ? The main event to wrap up things from our side is for the Answers World Championship. Champion Cameron Ella Ava will take on Xander Payne! As you guys can see here, there’s the empty contract and all it needs is two signatures and this match is underway. Now a further ado, let me introduce you to the challenger…Xander Payne!
(“It Follows” by Cane Hill blasts through the speakers of the Lanxess Arena. The crowd doesn’t shower Xander Payne with one ounce of love and adoration. Xander walks out from the back and opens his arms wide, embracing the hatred of the crowd before making his way down the ramp.)
Eve: Xander Payne defeated Ryan Wilson earlier tonight and it looks like he’s in fantastic shape going into King of Elite.
Deadprez: Xander is more focused than ever going into this match. Xander has made it clear that he doesn’t care about being Answers World Champion; however, he is not going to deny how much being champion could impact his career.
Gavin Kirkland: Is anyone not worried about Cameron Ella Ava being squished to death by this walking earthquake? I’m almost worried about her wellbeing. :lupe:
Eve: I think that Cameron will be able to handle herself, Gavin.
(Xander Payne makes it to the ring and sits on the left side of Jenny Punk. Xander looks all business tonight. He will like nothing more than to get this contract signing over with. “It Follows” dies down.)
Jenny Punk: Okay now, let’s introduce the Answers World Champion, Cameron Ella Ava!
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli blasts through the speakers as the arena gets on their feet for Cameron Ella Ava. The Answers World Championship is on her right shoulder before she raises the title high in pride before placing it back on her shoulder. Cameron’s arm is injured, so you can see tape around it, but she doesn’t plan to let it get the best out of her. On her way to the ring, Cameron is tagging the hands of fans.)
Gavin Kirkland: Here cums our champion. ???
Eve: …Anyway, despite Cameron Ella Ava standing as the Answers World Championship, she isn’t moving on in the King of Elite finals. The reason for that is the man that she is looking across in the ring. Another reason why Cameron may not like Xander at the moment is…because…well…she’s a woman. To Xander, that may be enough of a reason to hate Cameron Ella Ava.
Deadprez: Cameron Ella Ava managed to defend the Answers World Championship twice in the month of January. She goes into her third title defense at King of Elite and Xander may be looking forward to proving once and for all that King of Elite will be his moment. The same moment that he believes that he should have gotten at Road to Redemption.
Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne credits himself in being the reason why Cameron Ella Ava is champion, but that’s pretty much up to debate.
(Cameron Ella Ava is already seen in the ring as she takes a seat at Jenny Punk’s side. She scoots her leather black chair closer to the table and places the Answers World Championship the title to her left side. “ULTRAnumb” dies down.)
Jenny Punk: You two know how these contract signings work. I would encourage for the two of you to save your energy for King of Elite; however, when do people ever do that? However, the floor is yours for the two of you. Xander, since you’re the challenger, you can speak first.
Xander Payne: Gee, thanks, Jenny. It wasn’t like I wasn’t going to do that. ? The cliché would be “ladies first,” but you’re nothing, but a bitch, Cameron. Even though I don’t like DEDEDE, I think he was on point with his reasonings to dislike you. I dislike you, Cameron. I dislike your face. I dislike your outfit. I dislike your family. I dislike your cunt of a husband. I dislike your fans. I dislike this idea that you’re the Answers World Champion. If there is anyone that should have won at Road to Redemption, it wasn’t you. I have told you this multiple times — I am the reason that you’re standing here as a champion. Where is my thank you? Where is the respect and gratitude that I deserve from you and all of these ingrates in Cologne, Germany!
Xander Payne: Instead of being treated with the respect I deserve, I’m made to be a joke. Xander Payne is made to be anything, but a threat. When I stated my intentions to become Answers World Champion, you all just shrug your shoulders and couldn’t care less. You couldn’t care less about me. Even though I took out your favorites like Myles and Darkane, I knew I needed to make the biggest statement of them all and I went after Mr. DEDEDE. Now, there’s no knowledge on when or IF he will ever show his face in EAW. If he decides to make his presence known, I will be here and I will be here to send him to the same retirement home as I sent the men before him. As for you, Cameron; the biggest mistake you made was not believing that I am deserving of an opportunity to become Answers World Champion. You see. I knew you weren’t going to accept my challenge for King of Elite. I knew you were going to think of me as nothing more than a waste of your time. I’ve been a part of this business for a long time, Cameron. I know, exactly what to say to you to get what I want. I knew, that I needed to insult you. It’s simple to insult the fact that you’re nothing more than a woman, who has leeched off men for her entire tenure in Elite Answers Wrestling. You associated yourself with powerful men because you’re obsessed with power. One of your ex’s was World Champion when he picked you from obscurity and took you underneath his wing. You wouldn’t look at your second ex-boyfriend and called him a loser, but one New Breed Championship and King of Elite crown later, you decided to go on a date with him because you believed that he had something to offer you. Also, it helped, that he became Chairman eventually. As for Jamie, you’re using his kind-hearted nature. As much of a piece of shit he is, it seems like the only person that can bring him down to earth is you.
(Cameron Ella Ava seems focused on what Xander Payne is saying.)
Xander Payne: You’re nothing more than a fake ass bitch, Cameron. You are using Jamie for many things — status, wealth and most importantly, you’re using him for his heart. I dislike a lot of things about you, but I truly hate that you put up this facade of this wholesome and innocent woman, who can’t do no wrong. Cameron Ella Ava is anything, but wholesome and innocent. She is nothing more than a coldhearted and vindictive bitch, who has used the men before her and now, she’s using poor Jamie. The moment that Cameron is through with leeching off of him, she’ll toss Jamie aside like her past lovers and move on to the next. She is going to leave Jamie broken while he sulks away with the nearest booze that he can get his grubby, alcoholic fingers at, just to forget how much you fucked up his life. At least, you would be doing him a favor as he no longer needs to tolerate with your family and most importantly, he won’t need to do mental gymnastics and tolerate your conceited ass anymore. He will be free from all of that bullshit. Perhaps, I will speed up the process at King of Elite when I end you like I ended DEDEDE a few weeks ago.
(If looks could kill, Xander Payne would be dead. Xander Payne puts his microphone down, so he can pick up a pen and sign his name on the line.)
Xander Payne: You’re turn, Cammy.
(Cameron Ella Ava raises the microphone to her lips before responding.)
Cameron Ella Ava: I’m a factual woman, so let’s bring some facts into this situation. My first ex-boyfriend was nothing more of a dumbass who dumped me on live television. Still to this day, he probably regrets ever breaking up with me. It’s still the butt of the jokes for many dumbasses since I don’t consider that relationship to be anything relevant in my career. The second ex-boyfriend, if you knew how much of a piece of shit he was, you’d dump him too. He was far gone from the man I knew him as and there was no way to get him back. As for my husband, he could leave anytime he wants to, but he’d be an idiot to do so and he knows that. This idea that I leech off my partners is nothing more than bullshit because I never needed to leech off anyone to be relevant in this company. I believed that my hard work would have shined beyond the other women no matter what. I never hid from my past. I am ashamed of the woman I was and if I had the opportunity, there are multiple things I would change about the past. However, I’m not going to dwell upon it. I am not going to give you the satisfaction of trying to make me seem like I’m still this “coldhearted and vindictive bitch.” Xander, let me tell you this, I am only a coldhearted and vindictive bitch if you cross that line with me. I didn’t think that you would actually go to lengths of trying to bring up my miscarriage that DEDEDE brought to the light over a year ago. I mean, of course, you bring up a woman’s miscarriage and she’ll beat the shit out of you. It’s a sensitive topic for me and it’s justified why I attacked you. However, I don’t want the focal point of this contract signing to be about that. I want to bring up how this woman-hating crusade is something that you already got with Lethal Consequences on Dynasty and Charlie Marr on Voltage. At this point, you watch one of their promos and you can pretty much determine what is going to come out of your mouth, Xander.
Cameron Ella Ava: When I look at you, Xander. I see someone who is threatened by the idea that a woman can come into this brand, swoop into a championship match and take that championship for herself. If you don’t want all the women to win the championships, you might as well step the fuck up and do something about it. If you give a shit about equality, maybe, Raven Roberts can give you a shot at her Universal Women’s Championship, but she’d wipe the floor with you. Maybe, Darcy May Morgan can give you the shot at the Specialists Championship, but she’d overwork you. Looking at you, it wouldn’t be difficult to do that. However, when it comes to facing a woman, you expect things to be easy for you. I suppose that’s your reason for wanting to challenge me at King of Elite, huh? You assume that it’s going to be easy to put me away. You’ve done so in the past, but what was establish is that you weren’t able to put me away without an ounce of controversy. This match is going to be beyond squeaky clean. I’m aware that. You are going to do everything in your power to shift the odds of the match in your favor, but I will be able to dodge whatever you plan to throw my way. At King of Elite, I will prove to you and everyone else that the reason I am Answers World Champion is because of one woman…Cameron Ella Ava and Cameron Ella Ava only.
(Cameron Ella Ava places the microphone on the table and picks up a pen. Cameron pulls the contract to her before pulling the contract closer to her and signing her name on the line. After Cameron is done signing, the crowd cheers as the match is now official! Jenny Punk pulls the contract towards her and sees that both Xander and Cameron have signed the contract. Both Cameron and Xander stand up from their seats, staring each other down.)
Jenny Punk: Well, there you have it. Cameron Ella Ava will defend the Answers World Championship against Xander Payne at King of Elite! The match is official —
Gavin Kirkland: — XANDER PAYNE JUST FLIPPED THE TABLE OVER!! CAMERON ELLA AVA IS IN THE RUBBLE!!
Deadprez: Xander Payne gets the table away from Cameron Ella Ava before picking up the Answers World Champion by her hair and Jenny Punk is exiting the ring! She wants no part of what is happening inside the ring! Xander throws Cameron headfirst against the turnbuckle at the corner! Xander charges towards Cameron at the corner!
Eve: Cameron Ella Ava manages to move out of the way, but Xander Payne manages to catch himself before colliding with the corner! Cameron connects with some shoot kicks to the back of Xander’s leg as she manages to take the bigger man down to his knees! Cameron takes a step back before connecting with In Excelsis to the back of Xander’s head as that seems to take him down! Cameron looks down on a Xander before looking at the table, which was used for the contract signing! Cameron flips the table back into position before getting Xander back to his feet!!
Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne shoves Cameron Ella Ava out of nowhere! Cameron charges towards Xander — BLOODY NOSE, THE DISCUS PALM STRIKE ON THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION AS THAT TAKES HER DOWN! YOU CAN SEE THAT CAMERON’S NOSE IS BEGINNING TO BLEED AS XANDER HAS A SMIRK ON HIS FACE! XANDER KICKS CAMERON IN THE STOMACH! HE HAS CAMERON IN POSITION FOR THE PAYNEKILLER! THE PACKAGE PILEDRIVER CONNECTS! THE PAYNEKILLER ON THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! XANDER LANDED STRAIGHT ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP!
(Xander Payne rises back to his feet before looking at the table used for the contract signing.)
Gavin Kirkland: DO NOT THINK ABOUT IT!!!!
Eve: I don’t think that he is going to listen to you, Gavin. Xander gets Cameron Ella Ava back to her feet and into a powerbomb position! He has her high in the air as he turns towards the table!!
Deadprez: POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE!!! :damn: XANDER PAYNE JUST PUT CAMERON ELLA AVA THROUGH A TABLE!!! THE CHAMPION IS DOWN!!!!
(Xander Payne smirks on Cameron Ella Ava, who was just power bombed through the table. The Answers World Champion is out of it as Xander goes over to the Answers World Championship near him. He picks up the title, looking at the prestige and glory of the title. He stands above Cameron before raising the title high in the air. The fans in the arena being showering Xander with hatred and disrespect.)
Eve: Is this a foreshadowing of what we can expect from King of Elite?
Gavin Kirkland: Dear God, I hope not, but things don’t look good for Cameron Ella Ava here.
(EAW logo buzzes.)