(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP OF KING OF ELITE: the recap opens with highlights being shown from the street fight between Jon Kelton and Lucas Johnson, both men beating the absolute daylights out of each other, but Jon Kelton soon being the one to reign supreme over Lucas Johnson. We then get highlights from Justin Windgate defending his title against Kid Ohio, Ohio put up a good fight and came close on a few occasions, but in the end, it was Windgate who retained his title over Ohio. Jack Ripley versus Bronson Daniels is next to receive a recap as those two brawled all around the stadium in a chaotic falls count anywhere match that included electrocutions, the pirate ship being jumped off of, and even gems getting ripped out of foreheads. But the match saw Jack Ripley retaining over Bronson Daniels, who much like the man mentioned earlier in Kid Ohio, put up one hell of a fight, Jack just ended up putting up a better one. Another thing we saw was James Ranger representing Showdown in what was mainly a dynasty match featuring Insurgency versus the team of Mitsubachi, Ranger, and Adam Lucas. The more experienced team wound up walking out victorious, but it’s widely that that could’ve been anyone’s ball game right there. Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams would have a Pain For Pride rematch, that saw Harlow Reichert coming out on top over her mentor. But speaking of Xavier Williams, his attacker would be revealed later in night two being none other than our own Showdown General Manager in Ryan Wilson. More to come on that story tonight. But while we’re on the topic of Ryan Wilson, he competed in a fatal four way tag team match alongside his partner in Ronan Malosi to take on The Maidens of Malpractice, The Realm, and IDOL-GUN. All teams took each other to their absolute limits, showcasing just how bad they wanted said titles. But as we know, there can only be one in the world of professional wrestling, and said ones were IDOL-GUN who pinned Ronan Malosi to become EAW Unified Tag Team Champions. Showdown would go on to have another inter brand match featuring Raven Roberts and Darcy May Morgan. And while early on the match was looking to be in Darcy May Morgan’s favor with the special guest referee being Persephone, Raven Roberts STILL managed to defeat who we now know as our new Universal Women’s Champion in Darcy May Morgan, capping her return match off as a complete success. And in the main event of the King of Elite event, Kassidy Heart represented Showdown to take on Dynasty and Voltage competitors in TLA and Xander Payne, all three proving why they deserved to be in that main event spot, and all three proving exactly how bad they wanted the crown. But Kassidy would win the triple threat, and sat down in the throne afterwards, closing the show as King Kass and the FIRST EVER female King of Elite winner. The recap ends.)
(“Uncontainable” by Set It Off hits as blue and white pyro explodes on top of the stage and then the blue lights and lasers shine throughout the arena as the virtual fans are cheering ready for the show to begin.)
(SCREEN BAR — EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY!)
(The camera switches down to the broadcast booth where Deadprez, Eve, and Gavin Kirkland are standing by.)
Deadprez: Welcome everyone to the flagship show… Saturday Night Showdown! :blessed:
Eve: King of Elite was absolutely amazing! Showdown walked away with the biggest victory of the night when our own Kassidy Heart made history by becoming the first female to ever win the crown. Her victory was remarkable in a match that will surely go down in history as one of the most violent King of Elite finals ever contested.
Gavin Kirkland: :drakelike: Blood. Guts. Gore. King of Elite was absolutely perfect! The men and women of Showdown showed up and showed out, and can I just give a lil shout-out to the returning Raven Roberts who absolutely threw down last weekend and reminded us all why she is one of the best Elitists in EAW today when she beat Darcy May Morgan? Sexy, fiery, and a hell of a wrestler. She takes on the man who is STILL the reigning Answers World Champion, Jack Ripley, in our main event tonight.
Deadprez: Tonight’s show is straight fire!
(As Deadprez says that, “Monster” by Kanyne West begins to blast across the public address system.)
Gavin Kirkland: AND WE’RE KICKING THINGS OFF WITH OUR BRAND NEW KING :blessed: :blessed: blessed: THE HISTORY MAKER! THE BARRIER BREAKER! THE GLASS CEILING SHATTERER! :blessed: :blessed: blessed:
(The camera cuts down to the ringside area where Gina Romano is standing by.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… PLEASE WELCOME THE 2021 KING OF ELITE… KASSIDY HEART!!!
(The crowd reacts with cheers because whether they love Kassidy or not, she made history and that’s important to them. The reaction gets even louder and is mixed with a bit of shock as the King herself steps on the stage. Kassidy wears a pair of fitted, custom-made Alexander Wang jeans that sport a zipper that zips from back to front, a cream coloured, cropped sweater that shows off a bit of her midriff, and a pair of thigh-high, Louboutin snakeskin print boots. A black leather choker is cinched snugly around her neck, locked together in the front thanks to a heart-shaped padlock that has ‘King Kass’ engraved on it. Of course, her King of Elite crown sits on top of her head, and it’s been custom-designed to suit someone of Kassidy’s stature. The crown is a massive, stacked platinum tiara that is decorated with diamonds and dark red garnets, which is Kassidy’s birthstone. But what actually has the crowd shocked is Kassidy’s change in appearance. She has stopped on the stage, soaking in the reaction of the crowd, even turning around so they can admire her from all angles. Gone are Kassidy’s long, trademark platinum blonde locks. They’ve been shorn off and she sports a much shorter, sleeker, and polished hairstyle now that stops just above her shoulders and frames her perfect face. After a moment or two of posing, the King finally smirks and begins to make her way to the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: 🤤🤤 A fucking lewk! Just enough hair to wrap your hands in and pull too :mjlit:
Eve: :skip: You would think that. But I have to say, change is good and Kassidy looks incredible. I love living in a world where we have a female King of Elite winner :drakelike:
Deadprez: Kassidy’s victory definitely wasn’t shocking, as I don’t think any of us ruled her out. If there’s something we have learned about Kassidy over the years, it’s that she almost always does exactly what she says she will do.
(By now, Kassidy is in the ring, her ring to be more specific, and there is no mistaking the air of arrogance she is carrying herself with now. She takes the microphone from Gina as her theme music fades out, but as the other woman goes to leave the ring, Kassidy grabs her by the arm and stops her. Gina’s eyes widen in surprise as Kassidy drags her to the center of the ring.)
Kassidy Heart: Going forward, when you announce my name, you announce me by my title. I’m the fucking King of Elite and going forward, the only thing I want to be called is exactly what my baby called me after my win. King Kass.
Gina Romano: (off-mic) Of course Kas- sorry. Of course, King Kass.
Kassidy Heart: Now show respect to your superior and give me a proper introduction.
(Kassidy side eyes Gina as she holds out the microphone. Gina sighs as she takes it from Kassidy, but she also doesn’t want to suffer a beating at the hands of a woman who is capable of snapping at any given moment and changing into something called ‘The Mauler’. Like a good ring announcer, Gina steps forward once again and flashes a smile so the excitement can be heard in her voice.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… JOINING ME IN THE RING TONIGHT IS OUR 2021 KING OF ELITE WINNER… THE ONE… THE ONLY… KING KASS!!!!
(Kassidy smiles serenely and waves to the crowd, who still cheer, but the reaction is a bit more muted now. Gina sees this as her cue to take her leave, but Kassidy is quick to snatch the woman by the hair this time and once again drag her back to the center of the ring. Gina stumbles, losing her footing, and Kassidy forces the other woman down onto her knees. The King of Elite has taken the microphone back and that arrogant smirk has turned into a malicious little smile.)
King Kass: Much better Gina, although you could have been a bit more enthusiastic about it. So what you’re going to do now though, is kiss my royal feet and swear your fealty to the obvious sovereign of Showdown. I do believe I have made it quite clear since returning, that Showdown is my house, and that we are all residing in the Kingdom that Gawd has built. This entire company belongs to my husband and I, and we have the right to do whatever the fuck we want. If you want to keep your job, you will do exactly what I just told you to do. Now kiss them.
Gavin Kirkland: :krabs: If King Kass wants people to kiss her feet, let me go line up :krabs:
Eve: Sit your ass down.
Deadprez: Man, this ain’t right. Should have known she would come out here drunk with power.
Gavin Kirkland: I mean, she has every right now. King Kass is the rightful, undisputed King and we should all respect that.
Eve: We all respect the fact she won a grueling tournament, but this is taking things a bit too far.
(Obviously, Gina is near tears inside the ring as Kassidy seems hellbent on humiliating the innocent ring announcer. Finally, after some more coaxing and threatening, Gina closes her eyes, lowers her head in submission, and places a kiss on the top of each of Kassidy’s feet. Satisfied, Kassidy drags Gina across the ring by the hair and throws her through the ropes, and the other woman lands hard on her side. Gina wipes tears from her eyes, as she crawls over to her chair and covers her face with her hands. Now the crowd is kind of booing Kassidy. Like always, she mostly ignores them.)
King Kass: It’s fitting that on Valentines Day 2021, a massacre took place inside the ring that saw the Queen of Hearts capture the throne and become the King of the land of Elite. I never had any doubts, and I’m not really sure why anyone else did either. My own opponents, TLA and Xander Payne, never should have had doubts about my ability either. But they did, and I had to spend all of last week forcing myself to listen to their words. At this stage of the game, hearing the same bullshit from every opponent has become boring and I no longer feel challenged. That was the biggest risk to take when it came time to break me down and rebuild me. We all knew that a stronger, fitter, sharper, and better model was going to take the place of the old Kassidy Heart. My husband and my team knew that they would be cultivating, nurturing, training, and disciplining something that this sport has never seen. It was always going to be their challenge to keep me hungry and wanting more as the gap between myself and the rest of the world got wider and wider. It brings me a tremendous amount of joy to know that their efforts have paid off and I was able to secure the one thing I wanted more than anything… this crown.
(Kassidy touches her tiara with an obvious tenderness. There is no doubt that winning King of Elite meant the world to her. It was the victory she had wanted before anything else, even putting her own world championship pursuit on hold in order to retrace her steps and capture something she felt had always belonged to her.)
King Kass: I could spend my time here tonight thanking the people who got me here, but my team already knows the parts they have played. My husband knows the part he played in all of this. Without Ryan’s vision, and more importantly, his guidance, none of this is possible. I believe I would still be stuck in my old bad habits, wasting away and hanging back, allowing the world to pass my by while I complained about the success of other people. Now, when I look in the mirror, I see the greatest to ever live and someone who can’t be fucked with in terms of in-ring skills and overall accomplishments. Who’s more decorated than yours truly in less than three years? My EAW anniversary isn’t even until April, and people still want to say they’re going to accomplish more than me in half the time. Alright, guys. You can do your absolute best, and while you continue to chase actual greatness, striving for the bar I set so high that none of you useless fucks can even see it, I’ll continue racking up wins and more importantly, championships.
(The crowd quiets down at the mention of ‘championships.’ Along with the King of Elite crown comes a world championship match whenever the holder of the crown decides. Throughout the entirety of the tournament, Kassidy maintained the narrative that she did not need the crown to secure her championship shot. She had one in her back pocket, all along, with a date already set in stone. In fact, Kassidy reaches down into her left boot and withdraws a long, slim white envelope.)
King Kass: This right here is the kewt little gift Daddygawd gave me when I decided to turn down the spot Ryan Wilson offered me inside of the Extreme Elimination Chamber. I wanted the blood of Bethany Blue on my hands and after getting my lover’s blessing to torture her, he made sure that I would get my shot at the Answers World Championship this season because I deserved it. The date of the title shot is written on this contract, and if anyone ever wanted to question the validity of it or whether or not I have earned a shot at the gold, I now have a King of Elite crown to back up the fact that I deserve absolutely everything that I decide to take for myself this season, and for every season that I compete during going forward. I have been debating whether or not to show my hand this early, because quite frankly, everything about the current champion leaves a lot to be desired. It’s quite funny to see Jack Ripley on television every single week begging for actual competition and for someone such as myself to step up and challenge him for the Answers World Championship. I know that the career mid-card champion, who has struggled for years to have that breakout moment is dying for a credible win and a way to cement his championship reign into the record books. No one ever wants to be seen as a transitional champion but how else should we all view Jack Ripley? The second he defeated Jamie inside that chamber, he became nothing more than that. The transition from Jamie to Kassidy, and leaving people disappointed they weren’t getting the singles championship match they deserved. I’m sure that some day Jamie O’Hara versus Kassidy Heart will take place on an appropriate stage, with no one else involved, but for now, I’m content to settle for facing someone I consider lesser competition in the form of the aforementioned Jack Ripley! P3w! P3w!
(Kassidy tucks her world championship contract into the back pocket of her jeans this time.)
King Kassidy: So now I’m sure all of you are asking yourselves when is this match going to take place? Will it be at Under Siege? Will it be at Grand Rampage? Will it be next week on Showdown? Or will I use my world championship match to get the Pain for Pride main event spot I’ve more than earned? Well, I know when it’s going to happen. My husband, the Chairman of this company, knows when it’s going to happen. However, I really don’t feel like Jack Ripley deserves to know when it’s going to happen. In fact, I want him to see him beg for a match against me. I want him to continue keeping my name in his mouth. He clearly needs and wants my attention, along with the privilege of stepping inside the ring against the greatest to ever live. I know he will deny that and try to tell me I’m not Jamie or DEDEDE or whomever, but when he does get what he’s asking for, and I do stand across the ring from him, Jack Ripley is going to wish he would have stuck to facing the Bronson Daniels of the world, prolonging his championship reign, and milking it for everything he could. Because once I do announce the date of my Answers World Championship match, you can bet it will be the day that King Kass becomes a two-time world champion, furthering the argument that she truly will go down in history as the greatest to ever live. For now, I am going to celebrate my historic win and continue to rub it in. I’m going to enjoy my time as the undisputed, undeniable King of Elite Answers Wrestling.
(Kassidy lowers the microphone as ‘Monster’ begins to once again blast the PA system. She fingers the little padlock on her choker, running her thumb across the ‘King Kass’ engraving, and a huge smile crosses her beautiful face. There’s no doubt that someone like Kassidy Heart was born to be royalty. The tiara on top of her head was made for her, and looks natural. She takes a moment to lean against the ropes, truly enjoying her moment and the fact that she will soon be the world champion.)
(The camera takes a final shot of King Kass before fading out and sending Showdown into a commercial break.)
(Commercial advertising “King Kass” merch from hats to wristbands to shirts.)
(The camera pans backstage where we see Kyra Phillips standing by with a microphone.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time…she is Showdown’s newest roster member….KENSINGTEN CALHOUN-ASTOR!!
(Kensingten steps into the frame, not paying any attention to Kyra, and not looking in the best of moods.)
Kyra Phillips: First off, welcome to the blue brand Kensingten! Over a month ago, you were part of the trade that involved sending Sierra Bradford to Voltage, and this is the first time you’re here.
(Kensingten gives a glare at Kyra.)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Yes, Mr. Wilson was kind enough to let me finish my problems with those little IDOL-Gun girls over on Voltage for the stunts they have pulled. I was going to team with Miss Arrow, but that match never happened. I just did not feel like competing this week due to the unfortunate events that took place at King of Elite.
Kyra Phillips: Okay, I get that, but what are your goa–
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Excuse me, Miss Phillips. Does it look like I am in the best of moods right now?!
(Kyra Phillips is at a loss for words from the outburst and doesn’t know what to say in response.)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Did you not see what went down at King Of Elite? My hand got forced into marriage. I did not consent in any way to that. I have a lot more on my mind than what my goals for Showdown are. No offense to Mr. Wilson, but I have a lot on my plate right now. I am here right now because I am obligated to be here. I made a promise to Mr. Wilson my business with IDOL-Gun was gonna be over with when King Of Elite was over, but it’s not the case. Not only is it not done, but I got volunteered to be somebody’s wife without me even knowing about it. Not just anybody’s wife, the Prince of all people!
Kyra Phillips: So…
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Read my lips honey, I don’t care to be here right now and I have bigger things to worry about. I’m waiting for this interview to be cut so I can move along. I’m only here because I have to be–
???: Shoulda just not came here. Nobody wants your racist ass here anyways.
(Bronson Daniels steps into the frame smiling. He is dressed for his Interwire Championship fatal four way contendership match later on tonight.)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: And who might you be, sir? I don’t believe we have ever met.
Bronson Daniels: Your worst enemy if you don’t shut it. I’m the guy who was a hair away from becoming Answers World Champion. I’m the guy who is one of the fastest rising stars in this company. I’m the guy who is going to break the curse of the Next Up award. I’m the next Interwire Champion. I was stretching over there, and couldn’t help but overheard you over here bitchin and whinin. Like, if you didn’t show up, I honestly don’t think anybody would have noticed, or cared.
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Well, just who do you think you are talking to me like that? I am a changed woman and all that stuff about me being “racist” is not true in the slightest. And Mr. Wilson wanted me here, which is why he traded for me in the first place.
Bronson Daniels: Bitch, let me guess, did you think I was SOSA Henderson or Andre Walker walking up to you when you first saw me? Remember last season when you didn’t see the difference between them?
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: :skip: I am a changed woman, I will say it again.
Bronson Daniels: :usure: Your social media account the night of the capital attack says otherwise.
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: That is absolutely not true. You must be high on that grass you smoke that you obviously didn’t give up because you likely saw some parody account of me. If it didn’t have the blue checkmark, it wasn’t me.
Bronson Daniels: Arguing with a Trump supporter gets you nowhere, and everybody knows that. I know first hand, cause of that time I ran into Cac DeMarco at Walmart, so I guess I’ll stop while I’m ahead here. But anyways, I just am saying, welcome to Showdown, nobody here gives a shit bout you and would rather we have got nothing for Sierra.
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Alright then, Mr. Just Came Up Short In His Quest for the Answers World Championship. You are certainly entitled to that opinion and the beauty of this great country is that I do not have to agree with it whatsoever.
Bronson Daniels: Oh, does the truth hurt? :mjgrin:
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: You want the truth? Did you honestly think you had a chance at becoming champion, Mr. Daniels? You were the best of a bad situation and you will never reach that level again. The problem with you is nobody sees you as a star. You don’t talk like one, and you sure don’t look like one. Maybe, I could help you, with a makeover or some sort.
Bronson Daniels: Ever come near me and I’ll kick your head right off your body. I know I didn’t get the job done, but it was my first shot in my young career. I know I’m going to get there again, and it starts with small baby steps, and I’m not gonna be convinced otherwise because someone like YOU tells me otherwise, a woman who hasn’t accomplished a damn thing. I have more championships than you, “darling.”
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: It was your second chance at world championship gold, Mr. Daniels, but whatever you need to say to justify your shortcomings.
Bronson Daniels: And I’m about to have another one, when I win this contendership match and go on to defeat Justin WIndgate to capture the Interwire Championship, something I’ve had my eyes on since losing the New Breed title. And quite frankly, I’m tired of wasting my time talking to you. Welcome aboard, I guess.
(Bronson shoulder bumps Kensingten out of the frame, and Kensingten has an annoyed look on her face as she looks at Bronson walking away into the distance.The scene then fades elsewhere.)
(The scene then fades to Consuela Rose Ava standing in the backstage area. She is wearing casual attire. She takes a deep breath before talking into the camera.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I was so close. I was so close to shutting that stupid mouth of Drake King up and Jake’s. I had the match within my grasp, and Drake slimed his way in, and stole the win away from me. I wouldn’t expect anything else from the sleezeball he has proven he is. But hey, at the end of the day, Drake is still upset because we have our first ever woman who won the King Of Elite tournament. He is angry about it somewhere, and it makes me happy inside. But yes, I wanted that match more than anything, and it being stolen from me the way it did broke my heart. But there’s nothing I can do about it now as it’s now in the past. The only thing I can do is look forward, and that’s what I plan to do.
Consuela Rose Ava: Everybody knows I lack confidence, which is why I was always so scared to take that next step in my career. That’s why I was always just being content with staying in the midcard. But over the past year, I’ve had a near record breaking championship reign, and I’ve gotten the semis in the biggest tournament in wrestling, and I have put on banger after banger of a match. Everybody always told me I was good enough, but I never really paid much attention. What I’m saying is I’m going to take that next step. I’m going to do everything in my power to step out of my comfort zone to chase that World Championship. I know I’m good enough to take that leap.
Consuela Rose Ava: Shortly after my boyfriend won the top prize last weekend, he turned to me and said “It’s your turn!” He made some good points that I have accomplished all I have for a reason, because I’m worthy of it all, and I’m good enough to accomplish it. I believed in him all this time to win the EAW Championship when he doubted himself, and now he is doing the same thing for me and I couldn’t be more grateful for that, because, I will never know if I don’t try. I haven’t pursued any World Championship since 2018, and I’ve only gotten better and better since then. I want that chance to elevate my game to the next level. I want to etch my name in the history books and have people remember me as one of the best to do it, and not just Cameron’s twin sister, or the nice girl who had just an okay run.
(Consuela once again sighs before speaking again.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Will I be upset if I end up falling flat on my face? No, but as I’ve been told, you never know until you try to step out of your comfort zone and I don’t ever want to live in regret wondering if I was good enough to become World Championship material. I’m out for blood, and I’m going to be bringing my best in each match, and I hope everybody else does as well, because if not, it’s not going to be an easy night for you. I want to prove myself first which I will plan to do from this point forward to Under Siege.
Consuela Rose Ava: Get ready, because the Perfectionist has confidence, and she’s coming, and will go through anybody who tries standing in her way!
(The camera fades back to the commentary desk where we see the commentary trio.)
Eve: Wow, you heard Consuela! It seems like that loss and the words of her loved ones has ignited a spark in her to truly show she has what it takes to be a top star on this brand. When the three time Specialists Champion, first ever woman to win the 24/7 battle royal, and the second longest Interwire Champion has confidence, it can’t bold well for the rest of the roster. Be sure to be on the lookout for Consuela and what she’s going to bring to the blue brand in the coming months.
Gavin Kirkland: A determined and confident Consuela….:shaq:
Eve: Anyways, let’s kick it to Gina Romano inside the ring for our first match of the night!
(The camera switches from the commentary desk to a smiling Gina Romano standing inside the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a Triple Threat Match and is scheduled for…
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
( ‘Raise Up The Lights’ (ft. The Seige) from the 2018 League of Legends All-Star event plays over the sound system of World1 Arena as James Ranger makes his way to the ring looking ready to beat somebody’s ass! )
Gina Romano: Introducing first! From London, England! Weighing in at 243 pounds! He is The Black Mamba! JAAAAAAAAAAMES RANGEEEEERRRRR!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here comes the Mamba! He will look to get past the loss his team suffered at King of Elite.
Deadprez: He went to help Dynasty who were short a guy but now this is in the past! James will be looking to bounce back!
( ‘All I Know’ by Da Real Gee Money plays over the sound system as the man makes his way to the ring wearing his black trunks and leather coat with fur. His brother walks by his side as behind him two individuals are marching as well. )
Gina Romano: Introducing his first opponent! Accompanied to the ring by his brother Rashaad and two associates. From Brooklyn, New York! Weighing in at 215 pounds! He is The Thug! BASHAAAAAAAR JACKSOOOOOOOOOON!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Man of a few words these days!
Deadprez: Is this a sign of how things will go in the match? Hopefully this won’t be a case of foreshadowing. Him and Ranger seem to respect each other, I wonder how that will play out in the match.
( ‘Woke Up This Morning’ ( The Sopranos Remix ) by Alabama 3 plays over the sound system of World1 Theatre as a well dressed, black and white suited man makes his way to the ring. As he nears the apron he drops his jacket near a corner before jumping on the apron and takes off his shirt and then rips off his pants revealing a pair of black and gold wrestling shorts. He slingshots himself over the top rope and then leans back against a turnbuckle watching his opponents for the night with a look of confidence on his face. )
Gina Romano: And their opponent! Making his EAW DEBUT! From the Principality of Monaco! Weighing in at 242 pounds! Mister A.I… ANTOIIIIIIIIINE IACOOOOOOOOOOB!!
Gavin Kirkland: So we have a Prince on Showdown now?
Deadprez: No! Monaco is a city run by a Prince. Nuance my friend. It’s actually one of the smallest sovereign city-states in the world right behind Vatican City.
Gavin Kirkland: You’ve been watching too much Carmen Sandiego on Netflix man.
Deadprez: Or maybe I like to do some research on the new talent we get so as not to sound stupid? Don’t answer that.
Eve: And I will interrupt this bickering session because…
( Ding Ding Ding! )
Eve: This Match Is Officially Underway!! Iacob, Jackson and Ranger are staring at each other in the middle of the ring, the trio ready to tear each other apart but then Bashar looks to Ranger who nods and both men get the jump on the newcomer from Monaco! You talked about respect having an impact gentlemen we see it early on! Jackson and Ranger throwing fists and kicks at the CEO who ends up on the ground quite quickly. Will this turn into an actual handicap match? Ranger goes on the offensive pushing Iacob’s head into the nearby turnbuckle under the gaze of Jackson before seeing Ranger throw their opponent tonight into the opposite corner with a hard Irish Whip. Bashar takes over on the attack throwing some punches to Iacob before whipping him to the opposite corner again! This time Antoine falls to his back and rolls outside of the ring to recover from the early assault in this match! Ranger is looking down on his opponent, smiling rather looking happy about the work that was done with Bashar who he turns to look at BUT THEN GETS SUPERKICKED BY JACKSON! THE SUPERKICK RIGHT IN THE KISSER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: So much for respect!
Deadprez: Bashar did say he wanted to do a comeback!
Eve: He moves for a cover!
Official: One! Tw-
Gavin: Kick out by James!
Deadprez: That would’ve been a shocker!
Eve: Iacob is still taking a breather outside of the ring meanwhile Bashar grabs James and gets him vertical before whipping him in a corner with force! Ranger hands by the ropes and Bashar goes on the offensive with a series of elbow smashes on his opponent! He throws in hard, unloading shots after shots before backing away from James who is reeling against the ropes. Bashar goes against the ropes then tackles James who is down on his back while the Brooklyn native foul mouths him in the heat of the moment. He seems to be calling for the Blicky Shot! A spear comes Ranger’s way perhaps? Bashar charges as James gets up BUT HE USES THE MOMENTUM OF JACKSON TO TAKE HIM DOWN WITH A SPINEBUSTER!! BASHAR’s Down! Ranger with a cover!!
Official: One! Tw-
Gavin: Kick out by Bashar!
Eve: Ranger isn’t done this party just got started as he deadlifts BASHAR INTO a GERMAN SUPLEX!! What strength by the London born Ranger who gets up along with Bashar and slams him with another German! We hear him scream he has the momentum as he gets up pulling Jackson up again he is going for a th-NO!! ANTOINE OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A JUMPING HIGH KNEE TO THE BACK OF RANGER’S HEAD!! He let’s go of his respected opponent and rolls to the outside of the ring but is followed by the CEO of Artificial Networks In Action who doesn’t intend to let him rest while Bashar is dazed and stunned inside the ring. Ranger is leaning against the barricade and Antoine is a few meters away, dashing forward he runs and throws himself into Ranger with a dropkick that squeezes Ranger against the ringside protection! What an impact by Iacob! Headlock by Antoine who manoeuvers James arou-
Gavin Kirkland: Look Out!!!
Deadprez: SPEAR!! SPEAR!!!
Eve: BASHAR JACKSON OUT OF NOWHERE JUST SPEARED JAMES RANGER!!! HE WAS GOING FOR ANTOINE IACOB BUT THE TECHNO MOGUL SAW IT COMING AND DUCKED RIGHT ON TIME!!! What ring awareness by the Fortune 500 lister! This is impressive! Bashar is slowly getting back to his feet he doesn’t see Antoine standing a few steps behind him and gets clipped by a sling blade when he turns to meet his gaze! Down goes Bashar as Antoine is on the offensive outside of the ring under the count of the official! Iacob grabs Bashar by the scruff of the neck and shoves him inside the ring and he follows suit going to a corner sizing up Bashar waiting for him to get vertical! A throat strike to Bashar sends him retreating to a corner holding his neck while Antoine follows suit with a series of strikes and forearms to the face and chest of Bashar a flurry a furious assault against The Thug as his brother and his associates are suddenly the three of them climbed up the apron looking to stop Antoine from continuing and the official is quickly getting in their faces!
Referee: You Three Idiots… Are… OUTTA HERE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Whaaaaaaat???? But They Didn’t Even Do Anything!!
Deadprez: Guess the official is not in the mood tonight!
Eve: Jackson is livid! So are his brother and associates who cuss up a storm to the official who is not allowing any of it ton-
Gavin Kirkland: HEY LOOK!!
Eve: A ROLL-UP BY ANTOINE!!!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: A SHOULDER UP AT TWO!!
Deadprez: Bashar needs to pay attention to what’s going on inside the ring! He almost lost the match because of that!
Eve: Antoine didn’t get the move hooked in perfectly though! Had he applied it just a wee bit better perhaps it would’ve prevented Bashar from lifting his shoulder and Iacob would’ve won on his EAW Debut! Folks we will take a quick commercial break! This triple threat match continues!
( We see a commercial featuring Ronan Malosi in his Applebees’ restaurant promoting free deliveries for online or app orders until this Sunday and that ‘’is not a conspiracy!’’ )
Eve: And we are back on Saturday Night Showdown’s triple threat match between newcomer Antoine Iacob, Bashar Jackson and James Ranger who has a bit of offense going against Antoine stomping at him while his opponent is on the ground. Attacking the head, the ankles striking at various places before taking a knee and slapping Antoine across the face while the man is trying to get up. Iacob looks to get fired up as he strikes back at James with kicks while Iacob is sliding back into the ring behind the action. Ranger shoves Iacob into a corner in time to get an elbow to the face from Bashar who begins to unload upon Ranger. He goes for a clothesline but gets clipped by an european uppercut making him roll out of the ring. Ranger turns to focus his attention on Antoine who is trying to clothesline him but it fails! Kick to the midsection followed by The Northern Light Bomb!! It Connects! Ranger with the cover!
Referee: One! Two! Thr-
Gavin Kirkland: Bashar breaks the count by pulling leaping on James! He grabs him by the hair getting him to his feel and drills him down into Bloody Knives! The codebreaker sends Ranger down! Bashar with the cover!
Referee: One! Two! Thr-
Gavin Kirkland: It gets broken by Antoine who grabs Bashar and kicks him in the midsection after forcing him up! THE MARKET CRASH!!! The Pumphandle Emerald Flowsion Applied To Bashar!! This Could Be It For The Corporate Entrepreneur! But wait! Ranger got up behind Antoine! Northern Lights Bomb!!! Ranger goes for the pin-no! He moves to Jackson’s legs and gets the FANGS OF DESTINY LOCKED IN!! THE INVERTED FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK!!! THE THUG TAPS!!! RANGER WINS!!!!!
( DING! DING!! DING!!! )
( ‘Raise Up The Lights’ (ft. The Seige) from the 2018 League of Legends All-Star event plays over the sound system of World1 Arena as James Ranger’s arm is raised by the official. )
Gina Romano: Here is your winner: The Black Mambaaaa! JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMES RANGEEEEEEEEEERRRR!!
Gavin Kirkland: Damn that happened fast!!
Deadprez: To think things seemed over when Antoine got his finisher in! James managed a quick recovery from Bashar’s Bloody Knives and took the opportunity by finishing the newcomer off with a submission! Antoine on his end should feel proud of this match, he had a solid performance! James walks away with the victory tonight!
(Commercial with Ronan Malosi screaming to stop the conspiracies. The ad is cut off midway as Ronan wasn’t done talking.)
(The camera fades backstage to the interview area for Showdown. Kyra Phillips is shown smiling beautifully outside of a locker room. She is shown holding a microphone before knocking repeatedly. The locker room opens slowly as her guest steps out to enormous cheers from the audience.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time… he is the Big Berry Bhampion… STRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAWBERRRRRRRRY STEVEEEEEEE!!!
(Strawberry Steve is shown leaning against the doorway as he puts his hands in his pockets and looks in the opposite direction from Kyra.)
Kyra Phillips: Strawberry Steve I wanted to thank you for taking the time to join me. You have been a great champion. An unstoppable champion some may say. You have defeated the likes of The Woogieman, Christian DeMarco, SKA, and Eric Havoc. At King of Elite you survived an ambush by all three of them and managed to still retain your Big Berry Bhampionship. Now we all have to wonder what is next for Strawberry Steve?
(Kyra Phillips holds the microphone up to Strawberry Steve who continues to look away from her and doesn’t even seem to have noticed her existence.)
Kyra Phillips: Wow I am being completely ignored… I love it! Such indifference. Such confidence! That is what a champion is made of! That is what a real man is! Honestly, Steve I think you could truly be one of the greatest Elitists of all time!
(Strawberry Steve slowly turns towards Kyra Phillips as she approaches closer to him with the microphone hoping to get a comment.)
Kyra Phillips: Umm Steve… my eyes are up here.
(Strawberry Steve is shown looking downwards towards Kyra Phillips’ chest as she backs away looking offended. She then slowly approaches again as he is not moving and slowly removes his sunglasses.)
Strawberry Steve: …
Kyra Phillips: Oh it looks like he just fell asleep. I thought he was… Well of course Strawberry Steve would never! He is much too noble for that!
(Suddenly Strawberry Steve’s eyes snap open as he stands up straight and walks over to Kyra Phillips and takes the microphone.)
Strawberry Steve: I want… no I DEMAND some real competition!
(Strawberry Steve then hands the microphone back to Kyra Phillips who looks stunned.)
Kyra Phillips: Wow Steve. But you… you have beaten EVERYONE! Are you sure there is even anyone out there who is more worthy of facing you than the people you have faced so far? I honestly can’t believe it.
(Strawberry Steve nods to Kyra.)
Kyra Phillips: Well you know I am not just going to let you go after you drop a bombshell like that on live television! The champ wants competition and we are going to find out just who will be next in line for the Big Berry Bhampionship! Ace reporter Kyra Phillips is here on the scene and I will get to the bottom of this story! Oh you better believe it!
(Strawberry Steve puts his sunglasses back on.)
Kyra Phillips: When I think of Strawberry Steve… I think of greatness. Now who could you possibly face that is worthy. Let me think… let me think. Wait… I got it! How about next week we see Strawberry Steve put the Big Berry Bhampionship on the line against the legendary Mr. DEDEDE!!! He has been fighting for the New Breed Championship lately so why not this one as well? You want competition? I can’t think o-
Strawberry Steve: Nah.
Kyra Phillips: My god. Even Mr. DEDEDE is not enough competition for Strawberry Steve. That is almost inconceivable! Who else could you face? Maybe the great Impact?
Strawberry Steve: Nah.
Kyra Phillips: How about the newly crowned King of Elite… Kassidy Heart! Surely her royal majesty is worthy!
Strawberry Steve: Nah.
Kyra Phillips: But then… who? Who I must ask is worthy?
Strawberry Steve: shrugs
(Strawberry Steve then turns around and enters his locker room closing the door.)
Kyra Phillips: No! We must know the truth!
(Kyra Phillips charges into the locker room to find Strawberry Steve standing completely motionless in the middle of the room staring at a wall. Kyra approaches as she notices Steve looking into a mirror.)
Kyra Phillips: Ah yes of course… There is only one man who can truly be competition for Strawberry Steve. Only one man who is capable of facing him. Next week we will have a match that is completely impossible to ever surpass. Two of the greatest athletes and wrestlers to ever step foot in the ring shall compete for the grandest of prizes. Am I right Steve?
Strawberry Steve: nods slowly
Kyra Phillips: You heard it here first folks. Next week right here on Showdown we will be having a Big Berry Bhampionship Match. The champion Strawberry Steve… shall take on the challenger… Strawberry Steve.
(Strawberry Steve enters his locker as he closes the door as the camera fades to black.)
(The camera cuts to a commercial for the best rap references in EAW history. It is the only way to succeed!)
(The scene fades into the sound of heels clicking on the tile before stopping outside of a door. Slowly, the camera goes from the heels all the way up to reveal the face of Alissa Brady with her clipboard in her hands. She stands out the door that reads “Ronan Malosi” on it. Ronan may have gotten his own personal locker room thanks to his friendship with Ryan Wilson, but no one can know for sure. She takes a silent, but deep breath before knocking on the door, but she stops her fist inches away as she looks back to her blouse before unbuttoning three off the buttons, making sure that her cleavage is exposed a bit. Then, she goes to knock on the door, but finds herself startled as Ronan stands outside.)
Ronan Malosi: scratches the back of his neck nervously Oh, hi, Alissa! Whats up?
Alissa Brady: Oh nothing! I just came to stop by your dressing room to wish you luck in your match tonight.
Ronan Malosi: You wishing me luck? This all seems so strange to me.
Alissa Brady: places her hand on her chest, like she was offended Excuse me for trying to be a bit civil here, Ronan. I knew that this was a mistake, so I’ll just leave.
(Alissa Brady turns on her heel to leave, but Ronan Malosi grasps onto her wrist, holding her back in the process.)
Ronan Malosi: I figured that you would be here for other reasons.
Alissa Brady: forms a smirk on her face and turns herself to face Ronan Like what?
Ronan Malosi: Like to pick up where we left off at King of Elite?
Alissa Brady: Oh, you remember when I said that I only date winners? If I can recall from the match, you didn’t win.
Ronan Malosi: Alissa, you saw the match. You, out of all people, should see that Chained Fury was ROBBED of that victory. Did you see the highly detailed footage that I made Carlton send to you?
Alissa Brady: I did, but —
Ronan Malosi: “But” WHAT, Alissa? Chained Fury was ROBBED out of those Tag Titles. It’s a conspiracy that Voltage and Dynasty are out to get Showdown. They were here playing favorites that entire match. You really think that I would place myself in the position to lose to talentless hacks like IDOL-GUN? People really think that I would place myself in the position to lose to WOMEN? :mjlol: I bodied all of those bitches the entire week. I ethered them with my straight facts. I grilled them with my Hot Takes. I swear, this company has done whatever they could to take Ronan Malosi down, but I will never stay down, Alissa. The Chairman of the Board, The gAwd, thought that he would get a victory over me without controversy and yes, on paper, it seems like Mr. DEDEDE did defeat Ronan Malosi, but you look at the details that Carlton sent you of that match and you see that I was ROBBED of that victory too.
Alissa Brady: Look, there maybe rumors from some of the Elitists that Showdown may have been robbed of opportunities and what not, but Kassidy Heart did win King of Elite —
Ronan Malosi: Her victory makes me want to vomit. It was a moment for the feminists to be like: “We can win anything!” It makes me absolutely sick, Alissa. This tournament became about the women when we should bring back tournaments like Empress of Elite to keep all the women from trying to steal the King of Elite tournament from the men. I hope that EAW is enjoying all of this press and what not? What’s next? Women are going to win GRAND RAMPAGE? :mjlol:
Alissa Brady: Let’s not get carried away now, Ronan. Showdown could use the publicity of being the brand where the first female King of Elite is.
Ronan Malosi: Of course, but just think about it, Alissa. Without all the women in the semi-finals, I would be standing here as King. You really think that Xander Payne would be able to get himself up once I drop him on his ass? You really think that TLA would square up to this ‘vato?’ It’s such a shame that I had to be another pawn in EAW’s game to get a female King of Elite, but I’m not bitter about it. Alissa, I am a winner. We’re on Showdown, where things benefit those that work hard and there’s no harder worker than Ronan Malosi. This isn’t Dynasty or Voltage, where they push their favorites. Ryan Wilson is not StarrStan or Captain Charisma who look the other way when their favorites do something wrong. Ryan Wilson is not a pushover and that’s why I like the Showdown brand. This is why I feel confident that I am going to step into that ring and win the number one contender’s match for the Interwire Championship and then, I am going to become champion!
Alissa Brady: Well, if you win tonight, then, I may consider some things with you.
(Alissa Brady straightens the collar of Ronan Malosi’s dress shirt before flattening the rest of his shirt.)
Alissa Brady: I’ll make sure to watch your match closely, Ronan. I don’t like my time wasted, you know. I want to be impressed.
Ronan Malosi: I can promise you that you will like what you see. I promise to win tonight.
Alissa Brady: I can only hope so. I hate broken promises. Good luck, Ronan.
(Alissa Brady turns on her heel and walks away. Ronan Malosi watches Alissa walk away with a grin on his face. When he’s alone, he regains his focus.)
Ronan Malosi: I must win. I must win. I must win. I MUST WIN FOR ALISSA.
(He screams to the heavens before he stops, realizing that he looks like a giant, fucking weirdo. He watches an intern walk past him as Ronan hopes that he heard nothing. The scene fades to ringside as he walks back into his personal dressing room. The scene fades back to ringside.)
( SCREEN BAR —– EARLIER TODAY )
(The camera opens up to show Kyra Phillips backstage with a microphone in hand, standing in front of a TV Screen broadcasting the Showdown logo, annoyed but patiently waiting )
???: Get excited Kyra you look amazing today!
(Kyra turns to her right as Londyn Zelaya and Jon Kelton step into the frame)
Kyra Phillips: Thank you Londyn, you look stunning as well. You do know you guys were slated for an interview well over ten minutes ago, right?
Jon Kelton: Yeah, I’m sorry about that Kyra, it’s hard to keep track of everything, and this is a really important week to me. But we’re here now, so feel free to ask away.
Kyra Phillips: Well just a few short weeks ago, we approached you with information that you had a major supporter/ or a number one fan if you will, and Alissa Brady had the idea for them to be presented to you in the form of a meet and greet, and initially you were against that, what has changed now?
Jon Kelton: Um, initially, I was skeptical of the whole thing. People don’t really write out to their idols much, you kind of just admire them from afar, and respect their work from afar, so it was sort of overwhelming for me. I tend to keep and stay to myself so doing something like that was far out of my comfort zone, and truthfully I had no idea how Londyn would be, and how she would possibly react in the warzone that is EAW. But she’s been like a sponge, soaking up and taking in all the information she possibly can, and that was evident with how she held herself at King of Elite. She earned my trust and my respect that night. But that’s enough about what I thought and felt…it’s time to introduce the world to Londyn Zelaya.
Kyra Phillips: Well Londyn, how has it been finally getting to meet someone you idolized and respect so much and hearing how accepting they are of you and your expectations of them?
Londyn Zelaya: I’ll be honest. For a while, in the weeks leading up, I was pretty scared and anxious. I think one week I was due to be flown out, and I practically was frozen in fear and just ended up not going. I think I was more focused on the idea of what could go wrong and what might happen, rather than taking the chance and actually doing it. And in the end, I’m forever glad and thankful that I did. I’m extremely thankful to be here, in EAW, and most importantly, beside Jon.
Kyra Phillps: That’s so sweet Londyn. But that does beg the question; Do you have any aspirations to compete in EAW for yourself or are you content with just managing for right now?
Londyn Zelaya: In all honesty… I’m not entirely sure what the future holds. It’s a dream of many to make it here in EAW, and to some it’s a blessing to even be able to stand here, having this conversation. But to make a long story short, I’ll just say, eventually I would love to be an EAW Elitist, but for right now, where I want to be the most is here next to Jon, watching and learning as much as I can.
( Londyn Zelaya wraps her arms around Jon Kelton, delivering a crippling hug, before finally letting go )
Kyra Phillips: I can see you two have grown very accustomed to each other, is there any possibility that well, maybe we’ll see a tag team from you two in the coming months, or is that something that you haven’t really considered yet?
Jon Kelton: I’m not sure— i’m not even focused on tag team competition, I want to solidify myself as–
Londyn Zelaya: We’ll cross that tag team bridge when and if we ever get there, but for right now, all I want to do is be there to support my ma— Jon, in his endeavours.That’s more than I could ask for right now. Anyway thank you for the Interview Kyra, it was a blast.. But Jon has a match he needs to get ready for.
Kyra Phillips: It was nice finally meeting and speaking with you Londyn..
(Londyn Zelaya and Jon Kelton walk off as Kyra Phillips smiles, while the cameras fade to black.)
(Trailer for Jon Kelton’s “ Jon Wick 3 “ movie plays, showcasing the Showdown elitists acting chops.)
(“Red Eye” by NBA Youngboy plays through the speakers as the crowd has a nice pop for Jon Kelton who stands ontop of the ramp before Londyn Zelaya, his biggest fan and valet comes out and hooks her arm with his.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS A NUMBER ONE CONTENDER’S MATCH FOR THE INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST… BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY LONDYN ZELAYA…FROM DALLAS, TEXAS..WEIGHING IN 210 POUNDS… HE IS ‘THE CHOSEN ONE’… JON KELTON!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Jon Kelton is fresh off a victory at King of Elite. He managed to use the support of that beautiful woman to help him pick up the victory against Lucas Johnson, someone who had been a thorn on his side since the beginning of the year.
Eve: Do you think that having Londyn Zelaya by his side has provided Jon Kelton with the confidence that he needs to get to that World Championship one day?
Deadprez: A woman could be the answer to all of that, Eve. Having a beautiful woman on your side can help your confidence when needed to be. I’m intrigued to see if she will be a wildcard for Jon Kelton in this match.
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Media Tag replaces “Red Eye” as the crowd gives a negative reception to Lucas Johnson. Lucas has a focused look on his face as he stares down the man, who he fell to at King of Elite.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENTS…FIRST….FROM LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK…WEIGHING IN 210 POUNDS… HE IS ‘THE BLUEPRINT’…LUCAS JOHNSON!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is a man who is looking at 2021 as the year to ignite his career which had lost some steam over the years. He really stepped up to the plate this week and that’s something that we need to acknowledge. Lucas Johnson wants to evolve and change his placement on Showdown. This match could be it for him.
Eve: Perhaps, but he has three other Elitists to deal with. If I can recall, all three of the men that he’s faced have defeated him at some point this season. That should fuel Lucas Johnson to make sure that he gets a different result this time around.
Deadprez: He’s the darkhorse of this match, Eve and Gavin. He is going to be the one to keep an eye on.
(“Fire Storm A” by Herman’s Langschwert & Wolfgang Killian replaces “Young and Bitter” as Ronan Malosi comes out to a negative reception from the crowd. Ronan keeps on muttering “must impress Alissa” over and over again like a complete lunatic.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING NEXT…FROM CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA…WEIGHING IN 280 POUNDS…HE IS ‘THE HOT TAKES KING’…RONAN MALOSI!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is a man who believes that there is some conspiracy theory on why Chained Fury are not standing as the Unified Tag Team Champions. He claims that he had a shoulder up, but it’s really up to debate. He believes that being part of this match is just the board of directors messing with him.
Eve: There is a part of me that wants to see Ronan Malosi win, so we can put these ‘conspiracy theories’ to rest. Chained Fury were defeated at King of Elite fair and square, but Ronan can look for excuses all he wants, but he just can’t accept the fact that he lost.
Deadprez: I think that every Elitist in the match does NOT want Ronan Malosi to win this match. Can you imagine what winning this match would do for his ego?
Gavin Kirkland: He’s ego is already ginormous, so will it change anything? :lupe:
(“Runnin” by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin replaces “Fire Storm A” as the crowd pops loudly for Bronson Daniels who comes out with a smile on his face. Despite falling short in becoming Answers World Champion, he is keeping his head high and looking to bounce back from that loss.)
Gina Romano: LASTLY…FROM COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA…WEIGHING IN 210 POUNDS… HE IS ‘FREE LIGHTER’…BRONSON DANIELS!!!!!
Eve: On paper, it seems like Bronson Daniels is a huge favorite to take on Justin Windgate and possibly take the Interwire Championship off of him! After falling short of capturing the Answers World Championship from Jack Ripley, it would be an amazing way to bounce back from his loss.
Deadprez: The one thing that I like about Bronson Daniels is his ability to bounce back from losses. They may sting, but he keeps his head up and continues to move forward. That’s one of the things that is going to make him a future World Champion one day.
Gavin Kirkland: Exactly, DP. He would be deserving of this win, but he has three other Elitists to worry about! Who is going to win this match? We’re going to figure that out now!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: This anticipated fatal-4-way number one contender’s match is underway! The winner of this match will face Justin Windgate for the Interwire Championship at Under Siege! Bronson Daniels, Ronan Malosi, Jon Kelton and Lucas Johnson were all at each other’s throats this entire week. All of these men would love a shot at the Interwire Championship. Any of them would be interesting match ups.
Eve: These four men are looking at each other, wondering who is going to make the first move out of this match?
Deadprez: IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE RONAN MALOSI WHO THROWS THE FIRST PUNCH TO BRONSON DANIELS AND WITH THAT DISTRACTION, IT ALLOWS LUCAS JOHNSON TO BLINDSIDE JON KELTON! JON KELTON MANAGES TO THROW A PUNCH TO LUCAS WHICH STAGGERS BACK THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION AND YOUNG LIONS CUP HOLDER! Bronson Daniels rushes towards Ronan who manages to connect with a hip toss! Bronson falls into a seated position as Lucas steps on the back of Bronson before jumping on Ronan, looking to apply a sleeper hold on the biggest man in this match, but Ronan manages to flip Lucas over him before getting ‘The Blueprint’ and throw him towards the corner! Ronan bolts towards Lucas at the corner with the big boot! But, Lucas manages to duck the big boot at the last second!
Gavin Kirkland: BIG DICK LUCAS ROLLS UP RONAN! HE’S GONNA STEAL THIS ONE!
Eve: Ronan Malosi gets out of the roll up attempt by Lucas Johnson, but Lucas manages to get Ronan by his leg and it seemed he’s going for a ankle lock on ‘The Hot Takes King,’ but RONAN USES HIS OTHER LEG TO PUSH LUCAS INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX BY JON KELTON! BUT, IT SEEMS LIKE JON MAINTAINS CONTROL OF THE WAIST BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER SUPLEX ON LUCAS! STILL, HE MANAGES TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE WAIST AGAIN BEFORE GOING FOR A THIRD GERMAN SUPLEX! THIS TIME, HE RELEASES IT AS JON MANAGES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET! Ronan manages to go after ‘The Chosen One’ with a clothesline, but Jon manages to counter with a jawbreaker, which staggers Ronan! Jon manages to sweep the feet of Ronan Malosi, making the bigger man fall to his knees!
Deadprez: Jon Kelton with a knee strike as Ronan Malosi loses his balance for a brief second, but from behind — BRONSON DANIELS MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH ANOTHER KNEE STRIKE TO THE BACK OF RONAN’S SKULL! BRONSON MANAGES TO GET RONAN UP TO HIS FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST AS JON FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A ‘SPOILER ALERT,’ THE FULL NELSON LEGSWEEP FACEBUSTER ON RONAN MALOSI!
Gavin Kirkland: The brief alliances are something that everyone needs to keep their eye on going into this match. With four men being in this match, I would not be shocked to see if they play the elimination game by taking down the biggest threat in the match. In this case, it could be Ronan Malosi since he towers over the three other men in this match. Bronson Daniels manages to get Ronan before throwing him out of the ring. Now, we see Jon Kelton and Bronson looking at each other, but Lucas Johnson manages to get himself in the middle of that before connecting with a jumping facebuster! JON IS PLANTED FACE FIRST AGAINST THE MAT AS BRONSON DANIELS LOOKS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS HIM WITH A ‘CHROME HEARTS TAG,’ THE SPINNING HEEL KICK, BUT LUCAS MANAGES TO DUCK WITH THE KICK BEFORE GRABBING BRONSON AND CONNECTING WITH A SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX!
Eve: Lucas Johnson is the only man standing in the match as he turns his attention to Bronson Daniels, who is showing some signs of getting to his feet! He manages to get the ‘Free Lighter’ by his wrist before irish whipping him to the nearest corner! Bronson goes crashing against one of the corners before Lucas Johnson manages to run towards him with an uppercut, BUT BRONSON MANAGES TO GET OUT OF THE CORNER AT THE LAST SECOND, BUT LUCAS MANAGES TO STOP HIMSELF FROM COLLIDING WITH THE CORNER! BRONSON MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A DROPKICK TO LUCAS’ BACK, CRASHING HIM AGAINST THE CORNER IN THE PROCESS. BRONSON MANAGES TO ROLL UP LUCAS!
Deadprez: No! Lucas Johnson manages to get a good hold of Bronson Daniels’ arm! It seems like he’s going for the fujiwara armbar on the man that took Jack Ripley to his limit at King of Elite! Bronson manages to get one of his feet on the bottom rope, which is going to force Lucas to release the hold! Lucas really doesn’t argue with that, so he just releases the armbar! He manages to give Bronson a bit of time to get back to his feet, but by the look of Lucas’ face, you can tell that he’s already thought of his next move! Bronson slowly rises up to his feet and Lucas Johnson quickly goes back to that one arm that he was applying the submission hold in, but Bronson manages to shove Lucas away from him before making it back to his feet completely!
Gavin Kirkland: Big Dick Lucas manages to connect with a superkick to the face of Bronson Daniels before pulling him closer to him! Lucas follows up that superkick with a spinning fisherman’s suplex before going for the cover!
Eve: Bronson Daniels manages to get a shoulder up as Lucas Johnson begins to apply a standing armbar on Bronson! But, Bronson manages to spin himself around before kicking Lucas away from him! But Lucas manages to go racing towards Bronson, but Bronson manages to connect with a drop toe hold on Lucas before applying a headlock on ‘The Blueprint.’ Bronson transitions the side headlock to a front headlock, before trying to get to his feet, but Lucas manages to break free of the hold! He manages to connect with a forearm to Bronson, but Bronson manages to take him down with a spinning clothesline!
Deadprez: NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE JON KELTON IS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF BACK INTO THE MATCH AS HE MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A BLOCKBUSTER ON BRONSON DANIELS! JON MANAGES TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET QUICK ENOUGH TO FOLLOW THAT UP WITH A SUPERKICK TO BRONSON BEFORE HE’S ABLE TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET! BRONSON DROPS DOWN TO ONE KNEE IN RESPONSE BEFORE JON MANAGES TO GET BRONSON UP TO HIS FEET AND CONNECTS WITH A SNAP SUPLEX BEFORE APPLYING A HEADLOCK TAKEDOWN ON BRONSON! Now, we see Jon Kelton going for a side headlock and taking it to one knee, applying more pressure on the side headlock! Bronson is trying to break himself free of the resthold, but Jon seems to have a pretty good hold at the moment!
Gavin Kirkland: LeBronson Daniels is trying to connect with some fists to Jon Kelton, hoping that it would provide some use in breaking out of the position that he is in! Bronson continues to punch as hard as he possibly could before Jon manages to connect with a giant knee to the former New Breed Champion’s ribs! Jon manages to whip Bronson against the ropes, BUT BRONSON MANAGES TO HOLD HIMSELF THERE AS JON RACES TO BRONSON, BUT BRONSON MANAGES TO LIFT JON AND THROW HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! BUT JON MANAGES TO CATCH HIMSELF ON THE APRON! BRONSON MANAGES TO TURN HIMSELF AROUND AS JON MANAGES TO THROW A FOREARM TO HIS FACE! THIS PROVIDES SOME TIME FOR JON TO GET TO THE TOP ROPE!
Eve: LOOK AT HERE, BRONSON DANIELS MANAGES TO MEET WITH JON KELTON ON THE TOP ROPE! THE TWO MEN BEGIN TO TRADE FOREARM SHOTS TO THE FACE, HOPING TO KNOCK THE OTHER OFF THE TOP ROPE! BUT, LOOK UNDERNEATH? LUCAS JOHNSON SPRINGS BACK TO LIFE AS IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S TRYING TO HELP BRONSON DANIELS WITH GETTING JON KELTON OFF THE TOP ROPE! ARE WE GOING TO BE SEEING LUCAS AND BRONSON DOING A BIT OF TEAMWORK HERE?
Deadprez: It seems like Jon Kelton is doing what he can to remain on the top rope, but his opponents are making it very difficult to maintain his balance! WELL, LOOK UNDERNEATH, EVE AND GAVIN! RONAN MALOSI MEETS HIMSELF UNDERNEATH LUCAS JOHNSON AND BRONSON DANIELS AS HE USES ALL OF HIS STRENGTH TO LIFT BOTH OF THESE MEN OFF THEIR FEET! LUCAS AND BRONSON HAVE JON WHERE THEY WANT HIM! TOWER OF DOOM! THE POWERBOMB BY RONAN! THE SUPERPLEX BY BRONSON AND LUCAS ONTO JON! THREE OUT OF THE FOUR COMPETITORS IN THIS NUMBER ONE CONTENDER’S MATCH ARE DOWN! Ronan is the only man standing at the moment! It seemed like Ronan was waiting for the right moment to strike once again! He knows what’s on the line! It’s one of these matches where the smarter man will find a way to prevail!
Gavin Kirkland: He has a 2.7 GPA after all. Only smart men prevail in this company. :drakelike:
Eve: Isn’t it 2.6?
Deadprez: That seems WAY too high for Ronan.
Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi can go after anyone that he desires to go after and it seems like he’s going to go after Bronson Daniels by his dreadlocks before throwing him like a ragdoll across the ring. Bronson tries to recollect himself to his feet, but Ronan rushes towards him with a clothesline as Bronson goes crashing against the corner! Bronson staggers forward as Ronan picks him up following that up with a sidewalk slam! Jon Kelton charges towards Ronan as Ronan manages to use his momentum to counter with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Then, you have Lucas Johnson who is going to try his luck with bringing the fight to Ronan, but Ronan manages to connect with a Knockout Punch!
Eve: Lucas Johnson falls back as Ronan Malosi manages to get Lucas back up to his feet! But, Ronan manages to throw another punch that sends Lucas into one of the corners! WE’RE SEEING RONAN THROWING A ONE-TWO-PUNCH COMBINATION BEFORE NAILING LUCAS WITH AN UPPERCUT! HE MANAGES TO HOIST LUCAS UP TO HIS FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH SOME SHOULDER TRUSTS AT THE CORNER! RONAN TAKES A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK BEFORE LOOKING TOWARDS LUCAS AT THE CORNER! Lucas is trying to sit himself back up to his feet, but Ronan charges towards him before nailing him with a spear at the corner! Lucas collapses into a seated position as Bronson Daniels, out of nowhere, races and connects with a cannonball senton on ‘The Blueprint.’
Deadprez: RONAN MALOSI MANAGES TO GET BRONSON DANIELS INTO POSITION — THE SWINGING STO! I BELIEVE THAT RONAN CALLS THAT THE ‘VERTIGO.’
Gavin Kirkland: BUT, BRONSON DANIELS MANAGES TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF POSITION FOR THE ‘VERTIGO’ BEFORE A SPRINGBOARD ‘CHROME HEART TAG.’ BRONSON USES THE ASSISTANCE OF THE ROPES TO HELP HIM SPRINGBOARD AND CONNECT WITH THAT SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF RONAN MALOSI’S SKULL! BUT, IT DOESN’T SEEM ENOUGH TO KNOCK THE BIGGER MAN OFF HIS FEET! HE SPRINGBOARDS HIMSELF OFF AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER ‘CHROME HEART TAG’ AS THAT MANAGES TO GET RONAN TO HIS KNEES! BRONSON SPRINGBOARDS FROM THE ROPES AND FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A JAPANESE ARMDRAG AS THAT SENDS RONAN FLYING TO THE HORIZONTAL SET OF ROPES! Bronson rushes towards him, connecting with a monkey flip! Ronan flips into a seated position as Bronson manages to trap one of Ronan’s arms before connecting with a series of elbow strikes to the skull!
Eve: These elbow shots from the former New Breed Champion are getting more aggressive by the second! Bronson Daniels begins to apply a sleep holder on ‘The Hot Takes King.’ Is he looking to get a submission victory here? Ronan finds himself in some trouble as he’s looking for a way to get himself up to his feet, BUT BRONSON MANAGES TO APPLY A HEADSCISSORS ON THE WAIST OF RONAN, BUT MAINTAINS THE SLEEPER HOLD! THE LAST THING THAT RONAN WOULD WANT TO DO IS SUBMIT RIGHT HERE! HE PROMISED ALISSA BRADY THAT HE WAS GOING TO WIN THIS MATCH! THAT’S SOMETHING THAT’S ON RONAN’S MIND AT THE MOMENT. YOU CAN JUST LOOK AT THE FACIAL EXPRESSION ON RONAN’S FACE! HE DOESN’T WANT TO GIVE UP RIGHT NOW! HE HAS SO MUCH THAT HE NEEDS TO FIGHT FOR!
Ronan Malosi: (off-mic) MUST WIN FOR ALISSA! MUST WIN FOR ALISSA! MUST WIN FOR ALISSA!
Deadprez: Ronan Malosi is trying to muster the strength to get to his feet! He’s trying to use his hands to release the grip that Bronson Daniels has on him! Bronson is being quite stubborn and releasing the hold! He manages to get Ronan back into position for the dragon sleeper hold with leg scissors! Bronson has Ronan in some serious trouble at the moment! Wait, look at who’s sliding back into the ring!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s Jon Kelton! He manages to pin Bronson Daniels’ shoulders down as Bronson has the sleeper hold on Ronan Malosi! Jon Kelton is going to steal this match from underneath Bronson Daniels!
OOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!!! TTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! TTTTTTTTTHHHHHHH–
Eve: Bronson Daniels manages to get a shoulder up! In the process, he manages to release the sleeper hold on Ronan Malosi! Ronan manages to roll himself underneath the ring to recover for the moment! Bronson Daniels manages to get to his feet, BUT JON KELTON MANAGES TO GET BRONSON AND CONNECTS WITH AN UPPERCUT! BRONSON MANAGES TO THROW A PUNCH TO JON, BUT JON MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH ANOTHER UPPERCUT TO BRONSON! THE UPPERCUT MANAGES TO STAGGER BRONSON BACK A BIT! HE FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A DROPKICK AS BRONSON FALLS BACK INTO THE HORIZONTAL SET OF ROPES! JON BEGINS TO HIT BRONSON WITH SOME RAPID PUNCHES, NOT GIVING BRONSON A CHANCE TO GET HIMSELF TO HIS FEET! JON BEGINS TO BLAST BRONSON IN THE FACE WITH SOME ELBOWS!
Deadprez: Has anyone paid attention to Londyn Zelaya? She’s managed to keep herself quiet as this match went on, but she can’t keep her eyes off of Jon Kelton.
Gavin Kirkland: I can’t keep my eyes off of her. She may not be my typical blonde, but she’s small and feisty. So far, we haven’t seen her interfer in Jon Kelton’s behalf, but that can all change when this match continues. JON MANAGES TO PICK UP BRONSON BEFORE HOISTING HIM UP HIGH AND CONNECTING WITH A GIANT UPPERCUT! DID YOU SEE THAT HEIGHT THAT JON THREW BRONSON IN? BRONSON PLOPS TO THE GROUND AS HE MANAGES TO GET HIMSELF ON TOP OF BRONSON BEFORE CONNECTING WITH SOME LEFT AND RIGHT PUNCHES TO THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION! NOW, JON IS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF INTO POSITION AS HE APPLIES A CROSSFACE ON BRONSON! BRONSON IS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THE MOVE, BUT JON MANAGES TO ELBOW BRONSON IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A CROSSFACE!
Eve: Bronson Daniels finds himself locked in the crossface! He is trying to scramble himself out of the move! It seems like Jon Kelton is trying to block the view of Bronson, but Lucas Johnson manages to dropkick Jon Kelton in the face, which causes him to release the crossface! BRONSON HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CATCH A BREATHER OR TWO AS LUCAS MANAGES TO FIND HIMSELF BACK INTO THIS MATCH UP! LUCAS PICKS UP JON BEFORE CONNECTING WITH SOME KNEE STRIKES TO THE RIBS OF JON! HE MANAGES TO GET JON UP BY HIS WRIST BEFORE IRISH WHIPPING HIM TOWARDS ONE OF THE CORNERS! Lucas rushes towards that corner before nailing Jon with a giant knee and following that up with a bulldog! It seems like Lucas is going to go for the cover and look to end this match as fast as possible!
Deadprez: JON KELTON WITH A KICK OUT! LUCAS JOHNSON IS GOING TO NEED TO THINK OF A WHOLE OTHER WAY TO TAKE JON DOWN! LUCAS MANAGES TO DRAPE JON ON THE SECOND ROPE! IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR THE MIDDLE ROPE DDT! Lucas manages to look at Londyn Zelaya’s way who seems to have a steamed, but serious look on her face before connecting with a middle rope snap DDT on Jon Kelton! You’re looking at the smirk on Lucas Johnson’s face, ladies and gentlemen! I think that he’s more than looking forward to wrapping up this match real soon! Lucas takes a couple of steps back before having his eyes focused on Jon! Oh god, I think we know what move is coming next!
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS JOHNSON RACES TOWARDS JON KELTON — CLAYMORE KICK!
Eve: BUT, LONDYN ZELAYA COMES FOR JON KELTON IN A CLUTCH! HE MANAGES TO PULL HER MAN BY ONE OF HIS FEET AND OUT OF THE RING! I don’t think that Lucas Johnson seems very appreciative of what Londyn did, but Lucas isn’t going to spend forever thinking about what to do! Instead, he is going to hop over the top rope and deliver a crossbody! JON MANAGES TO PUSH LONDYN OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND, MAKING SURE THAT HE RECEIVES THE OTHER END OF THE CROSSBODY! LUCAS MANAGES TO GET HIMSELF TO HIS FEET, BUT HE MANAGES TO EAT A MISSILE DROPKICK FROM BRONSON DANIELS WHO HAD BEEN PERCHED ON THAT TOP ROPE FOR A WHILE!
Deadprez: The three Elitists find themselves in the ground! Despite being the one to deliver the missile dropkick, the landing for Bronson Daniels wasn’t all that pleasant! Ronan Malosi manages to walk over to the three men that are down and manages to get Jon Kelton up to his feet! Ronan manages to hoist up Jon and connects with an alley oop! Jon’s face ends up eating the steep ring post! Just look at Londyn Zelaya! She finds herself on the apron as she’s waiting for Ronan to turn around! Ronan turns around —
Gavin Kirkland: LONDYN ZELAYA MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A SPIKED HURRICANRANA ON RONAN MALOSI! RONAN’S HEAD IS SPIKED AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE APRON AS LONDYN IS GIVING HER OWN FORM OF TRASH TALK TO ‘THE HOT TAKES KING.’ She seems to be adjusting to the EAW quite well, don’t you think so? Meanwhile, we look towards Lucas Johnson and Bronson Daniels who are trying to recollect themselves to their feet! BRONSON THROWS A PUNCH TO LUCAS JOHNSON! LUCAS JOHNSON THROWS A PUNCH TO BRONSON DANIELS! BRONSON WITH A PUNCH TO LUCAS! LUCAS WITH A PUNCH TO BRONSON! BRONSON! LUCAS! BRONSON! LUCAS! BRONSON! LUCAS! BRONSON! BRONSON! BRONSON! BRONSON MANAGES TO FOLLOW THAT WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE RIBS OF LUCAS BEFORE FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH AN ELBOW DROP TO THE BACK OF LUCAS’ NECK!
Eve: Lucas Johnson collapses into a crawling position! But, Bronson Daniels gets Lucas up to his feet and in a powerbomb position! Bronson hoists Lucas up to his feet before powerbombing him to the hard part of the apron! Lucas is resting on the apron, but Bronson manages to join Lucas on the apron before taking a couple of steps back! BRONSON HAS HIS EYES ON LUCAS BEFORE HE DOES A BIT OF A SHIMMY BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ‘FLYING BRONSONS,’ — THE BOOM DROP CONNECTS ON THE STOMACH OF LUCAS! BRONSON MANAGES TO ROLL HIMSELF TO HIS FEET BEFORE FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP ONTO THE RIBS OF ‘THE BLUEPRINT.’ THE MAN THAT CALLS HIMSELF ‘FREE LIGHTER’ MANAGES TO GET UP TO HIS FEET BEFORE ROLLING LUCAS BACK INSIDE THE RING!
Deadprez: Ronan Malosi manages to run up to Bronson Daniels, but Bronson manages to connect with an apron kick! Ronan eats the apron kick, but Bronson manages to shift his attention towards Bronson and connects with a flying knee strike! This manages to take Ronan Malosi down as Bronson looks like he’s going to place his attention on Ronan, but let’s look back inside the ring!
Gavin Kirkland: WE’RE SEEING LONDYN ZELAYA TRYING TO WAKE UP JON KELTON IN ORDER TO GO FOR THE COVER ON LUCAS JOHNSON! LUCAS IS IN A VULNERABLE STATE AT THE MOMENT THANKS TO BRONSON DANIELS! JON IS CRAWLING TOWARDS LUCAS BEFORE PLACING AN ARM AROUND LUCAS! IS JON KELTON GOING TO STEAL THE VICTORY RIGHT HERE?
OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! TTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!! TTTTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRR–
Eve: LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A SHOULDER UP!
Deadprez: Jon Kelton has a look of shock on his face! He thought that he was going to be getting this victory while Ronan Malosi and Bronson Daniels were focused on each other at ringside! Londyn Zelaya is now gesturing for Jon to end this match! She even knows how much on a time crunch that Jon Kelton has right now! Ronan or Bronson could make their presence felt in this match at any moment! HE MANAGES TO GET LUCAS JOHNSON UP TO HIS FEET! IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR ‘GOD’S LAST GIFT,’ THE SPANISH FLY! HE IS LOOKING TO GO FOR THE SPANISH FLY TO END THIS MATCH AND CALL HIMSELF THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR JUSTIN WINDGATE’S INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP!
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS JOHNSON IS BLOCKING THE MOVE FROM CONNECTING! JON KELTON TRIES TO ATTEMPT ‘GOD’S LAST GIFT’ AGAIN, BUT LUCAS BLOCKS THE MOVE! LUCAS MANAGES TO COUNTER AND CONNECT WITH AN STO! HE HOLDS JON FOR THE COVER THERE!
Eve: NO! JON KELTON MANAGES TO ROLL HIMSELF OUT OF THE STO! HE QUICKLY RACES BACK TO HIS FEET AND GOES FOR ‘CODE OF SILENCE,’ THE STANDING SPINNING HEEL KICK ON LUCAS JOHNSON, BUT LUCAS MANAGES TO DUCK THE MOVE AS BRONSON DANIELS MAKES HIM EAT A ‘CHROME HEART TAGS’ — THE SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK ON LUCAS JOHNSON! JON RACES TOWARDS BRONSON WITH A ‘CODE OF SILENCE,’ BUT BRONSON MANAGES TO DUCK THE MOVE BEFORE MANAGING TO CONNECT WITH THE BASEMENT DROPKICK ONTO JON’S RIBS! BRONSON MANAGES TO PICK UP JON BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A ‘NIGHT NIGHT,’ A SUPLEX KNEE STRIKE AS THAT SENDS JON TO THE GROUND! BRONSON TURNS HIMSELF AROUND —
Deadprez: KENSINGTEN CALHOUN-ASTOR HITS BRONSON DANIELS WITH A DESIGNER HANDBAG FULL OF CINDERBLOCKS! SHE JUST KNOCKED OUT THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF BRONSON! SHE NOW ROLLS HERSELF OUT OF THE RING AS LUCAS JOHNSON SEEMS TO HAVE A SMIRK ON HIS FACE! IS HE REALLY GOING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF KENSINGTEN’S DIRTY WORK?!??!
Gavin Kirkland: JON KELTON BREAKS UP THE PIN!!!!!
Eve: JON KELTON THROWS BRONSON DANIELS TO THE OUTSIDE! BY THE LOOKS OF THINGS, BRONSON SEEMS OUT OF IT! JON MANAGES TO PICK UP LUCAS JOHNSON BEFORE CONNECTING WITH THE TWIST OF FATE, THE SPINNING NECKBREAKER! NOW, HE TRIES TO GET LUCAS JOHNSON BACK UP TO HIS FEET BEFORE DELIVERING A HARSH KICK TO THE RIBS ON THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION! HE MANAGES TO HOOK THE ARMS OF LUCAS BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ‘FINAL ATONEMENT,’ THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT ON LUCAS! JON KELTON WITH THE COVER!!! HE’S GOING TO UNDER SIEGE!!!!
Deadprez: RONAN MALOSI SLIDES INTO THE RING BEFORE THROWING JON KELTON SHOULDER FIRST AGAINST THE RINGPOST! RONAN IS PICKING UP THE SCRAPS THAT JON HAD AND GOES FOR THE COVER ON LUCAS JOHNSON!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Fire Storm A” plays once again as Ronan Malosi slams his hands against the mat, feeling very happy with himself. He demands for the referee to raise his hand as the referee does that. Ronan is tapping the side of his head with his index finger, implying that he outsmarted everyone in the match.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…RONAN MALOSI!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: That was intelligent of ‘The Hot Takes King.’ He waited for his opening and now, he has a date with Justin Windgate at Under Siege!
Eve: Can he stop with the conspiracies now?
Deadprez: Well, it seems like Ronan Malosi is going to stop with that. He got the result that he wanted. Not only that, but he stole the match from Jon Kelton. Jon Kelton had that match won! Are we really going to argue that?
Gavin Kirkland: Now, DP, it seems like YOU’RE the ones that’s coming up with conspiracy theories.
Eve: Oh brother…
(A commercial for COVID-19 vaccines starring Bronson Daniels where he tries it out but his skin suddenly starts to turn back to white.)
(The scene pans to Kyra Phillips backstage.)
Kyra Phillips: King of Elite was a monumental weekend, where we witnessed history being made with Showdown’s very own Kassidy Heart defeating Xander Payne and TLA to become the first-ever woman to win King of Elite. We heard from her earlier night as she seemed to be more than comfortable with that crown on the top of her head. With all of the fallout from King of Elite from our side will be seen tonight, we are here to talk to a woman who managed to defeat Hall of Famer, Xavier Williams. Ladies and gentlemen, ‘Miss No Fucks Given’…Harlow Reichert!
(Harlow Reichert walks into the camera shot as she seems to have a calm, but bright look on her face. Defeating Xavier Williams last weekend was a moment that was overdue with her. She was someone who was highly confident in her abilities. Losing at Pain for Pride stung with her for the longest time and it did leave her bitter, but getting that victory over him was something that she needed to at least move on. It may have not happened at Pain for Pride, but at least, she has the victory needed to move forward with her career.)
Kyra Phillips: Harlow, congratulations on your victory last weekend. Quite a few people in the EAW Universe believed it was a victory that should have happened a long time ago, but what’s going through your mind now? Some say that a loss to Xavier was something that left a bitter taste in your mouth.
Harlow Reichert: Like the book lover that I am, I’m so glad to close the chapter on Xavier Williams and all the emotions that raced in my mind following that loss at Pain for Pride. I have made it clear that the loss to him at Pain for Pride left a bitter taste in my mouth. Perhaps, it was just me getting lost in my own stories, where I always prided myself of being the main character. I was a sucker of making the whole ‘student overcoming the teacher’ trope happen with me and unfortunately, it didn’t happen at Pain for Pride. I had that particular moment embedded in my mind. I thought all the stars were aligning for me to get my Pain for Pride moment. It didn’t happen and there was a part of me that shut down because I always prided myself in being the best pure wrestler in the world. I prided myself on having flawless wrestling skills that would wipe the floor with a majority of this locker room including the Answers World Champion and ‘King’ of Elite. I was forced to return and it was something that I wasn’t keen on doing, but I did what I could to move past the setback that I suffered at Pain for Pride. I gave Serena Bennett a run for her money at House of Glass. I came this close to capturing the Specialists Championship at Road to Redemption. I’ve defeated four former World Champions in 2020. On paper, it seemed like I was thriving and moving forward with how Pain for Pride treated me, but Ryan Wilson had different things to worry about.
(Harlow Reichert pauses, trying to think of what to say next.)
Harlow Reichert: If I were Ryan Wilson, I would stop trying to make Andrea Valentine versus Xavier Williams happen because I do feel like the matchup is cursed. Although, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise for me as I did manage to be the ‘replacement’ opponent for both of them on those two different occasions. Going up against Xavier again wasn’t something that I wanted to happen. There was a part of me that was eyeing the Specialists Championship and trying my luck at being the one to dethrone Kasey Kaos, but just like some of the stories that I’ve read, you sometimes don’t get the result you want, but you continue on. The match with Xavier was something that was quite emotional. To me, it was like reliving one of the worst moments of your career on a loop. There were doubts pressed in the back of my mind on whether I’ll be getting the same result as Pain for Pride, but I knew that the moment I stepped inside the ring, I will be living on adrenaline and the need to prove something to myself. 1.) I am the best pure wrestler in the world and Xavier never took away that from me. 2.) There are no Elitists in this company who can touch me in that ring. I proved those two points at King of Elite and while the moment at Pain for Pride still eats me a little bit, the victory at King of Elite left me more laser focused than ever. I’m optimistic about my future. I love to be able to look forward to it.
Kyra Phillips: What’s next for Harlow Reichert? This is a question that people have been asking since your win at King of Elite.
Harlow Reichert: I do think the options are endless for me, Kyra. As I said before, I did eye the Specialists Championship a bit. Coming super close to defeating Kasey Kaos at Road to Redemption was something that surprised me, but I had the best performance in that match up and it can be debated that if Andrea never stuck her nose into my business, I would be standing here as the Specialists Champion. Maybe, it’s time to revamp #HarlowForSpecialistsChamp again? The Interwire Championship looks nice as well and it would be interesting to see how I go up against a workhorse like Justin Windgate, but what everyone saw at King of Elite was conquering one of the low points of my career. Why not look to conquer another one and cross it off my list? The Answers World Championship is what I’m talking about. If people remember, I had to go through some number one contender’s match back in Reasonable Doubt in 2019, spent weeks trying to get my match with Mr. DEDEDE, only for him to deny me that match. I don’t forget about the cruel things that people do to me and I haven’t forgotten the fact that I am owed a title shot.
Kyra Phillips: Are you looking to try to get your championship match?
Harlow Reichert: Thankfully, we don’t have a spineless Answers World Champion like Mr. DEDEDE was, but Jack Ripley is someone who demands competition. Lucky for him, I am the competition that he’s been waiting for, so I am going to throw out a challenge to Jack. Him versus me for the Answers World Championship…NEXT WEEK!
(The virtual crowd is heard popping for that potential Answers World Championship match.)
Harlow Reichert: I’m hoping that Jack Ripley isn’t a coward, but I’ll be waiting for my answer.
Kyra Phillips: I suppose, we’ll have to wait and see how the Answers World Champion responds to Harlow Reichert’s challenge. Thank you so much for your time! I wish you all the luck in the world, Harlow. Let’s head back to ringside!
(The camera transitions backstage to Ryan Wilson’s office. He is sitting at his desk on his cell phone with his feet propped up on the desk.)
Ryan Wilson: (On the phone) Yes, make sure Xavier WIlliams doesn’t get into the arena tonight. I know everything looks bad and people are going to use all of my actions against me to try and make me lose my job, but it will all be explained later tonight. I can’t do that if Xavier WIlliams is inside tonight. He’s a loose cannon and he needs to cool off before he does something he’s going to regret, much like Alexis Chambers.
(The sound of the door opening is heard, as Ryan WIlson looks on in a bit of fear.)
Ryan Wilson: I’ll have to call you back–HEY!
(Dr. Bethany Blue enters the scene, looking pretty pissed off from what has went down the past month.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I’m sure you’ve heard me all week…
Ryan Wilson: Let’s not do something we’re going to regret later on Bethany…
Dr. Bethany Blue: TRADE ME! RIGHT NOW!!
Ryan Wilson: :krabs: Why would I do that? Why would you wanna leave the top brand?!
Dr. Bethany Blue: Are you serious? This show is a damn trainwreck, and it’s because of you with your greed and power hungry moves. You wouldn’t have any of this if me and Alexis didn’t save your job. You kidnap the love of my life and leave her for dead after brutally beating her to death, and then you fire her for speaking the truth? Do you know we have the power to get both of you locked up forever for what you pulled?!
Ryan Wilson: I’d watch the way you’re speaking to me. The dead weight dragging you down did that and she crossed a line, and I had no choice but to fire her.
Dr. Bethany Blue: SHE crossed the line? Are you fucking stupid?!?!
Ryan Wilson: LANGUAGE BETHANY!
Dr. Bethany Blue: FUCCKKKKK YOU!
Ryan Wilson: What can I do to fix this?
Dr. Bethany Blue: Hire Alexis back right now.
Ryan Wilson: Yeah, that is not happening. I don’t allow pieces of trash on my brand.
(Dr. Bethany Blue tries to go after Ryan, but a security guard steps in and holds her back.)
Ryan Wilson: I see what you’re trying to do, I am not going to trade you. You are very valuable to my brand, and with Alexis being gone, this is truly your chance to rise above and elevate yourself to the level you were at on Voltage last season. I am trying to help you, and the quicker you realize it, the better off you will be. I care for you and want you to succeed!
(Bethany folds her arms rolling her eyes, wanting to kill Ryan at this point.)
Ryan Wilson: I think this new attitude is going to be good for you. And you are going to use it to your advantage. This mean streak is going to do wonders for you, and I can’t wait to see you take it out on Justin in a matter of moment….and your opponent at Under Siege.
Dr. Bethany Blue: What opponent at Under Siege?
Ryan Wilson: You are going to love me for this! It’s someone who can match your style inside that ring with both of you unleashing your crazy sides with a point to prove. You have encountered him earlier this season, but have yet to face him at his very best, at his PEAK!
(The Good Doctor raises a brow.)
Ryan Wilson: I kicked him off Showdown earlier this season cause I saw him as dead weight, but as of late talking to him, and how much he is wanting another run, I decided to pick up the phone and bring him back in. At Under Siege, Bethany, your opponent will be the returning…CAGE!
Dr. Bethany Blue: :notbad: I’ll send him into leaving quicker than he has before in his past runs. If I recall correctly, he got punked by Lucas Johnson during his last appearance earlier this season, but I’m up for it. How bout we don’t wait for Under Siege, and you give me his hobo looking ass to me right now?!
Ryan Wilson: That isn’t going to happen. I made a deal with Cage that he wouldn’t lay a hand on you till Under Siege, so you’re better off just waiting till then hun. Till then he’ll be training his ass off to make him the loose cannon he always is, wouldn’t want to ruin the match would we?
Dr. Bethany Blue: Well why does HIM of all people get special treatment like that?
Ryan Wilson: He’s a Hall of Famer. And I’m helping you out too, you touch him and he’ll cut your hand clean off. But don’t worry, you will still be fighting as you want them more than anything. I will be getting you ready for that match by putting you through the ringer over the next month and test you to see just how good you are and how this mean streak is a positive in your career.
(Dr. Bethany Blue sighs as she groans and leaves the office. The camera fades to black seeing Ryan smiling sitting back down in his chair.)
(Commercial advertising Voltage for tomorrow night!)
(The camera pans over to a smiling Gina Romano in the center of the ring, ready to announce the competitors for our next contest much to the excitement of fans.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for… ONE FALL!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“Bad Medicine” by Bon Jovi fills the World 1 Theatre as Doctor Bethany Blue steps out from the curtain, ready to compete in this match but also still a bit hung up from what went down at King of Elite with Alexis Chambers getting fired, but also has her mind a bit elsewhere knowing who her opponent is going to be at Under Siege.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Residing in Boca Raton, Florida, weighing in at 125 pounds…DOCTOR BETHANY BLUE!
Eve: We are hot off the heels of King of Elite and you have to imagine that a lot is running through this elitist’s mind. Not only coming up short in her escapades for the EAW Tag Team Titles, but also having her partner be fired by Ryan Wilson as well.
Deadprez: Cmon dawg, it’s obvious why that was done. No offense to our general manager, but he hasn’t always been one to handle losses well to some people. The Maidens beat him and Ronan fair and square and they ended up paying for it.
Gavin Kirkland: Fair and square? Did you not see the footage provided by Ronan and his cameraman Carlton? Both they’re feet touched the floor first, while it may be sad not ever seeing Alexis Chambers’ face around here again, I understand why Ryan Wilson had to do what he had to do. The Maidens made a mockery out of that steel cage match with their cheating antics.
Eve: Trust me, Ronan Malosi is the last credible source you should be going to with anything regarding losses. But anyways, Bethany Blue better have her head in the game for the match ahead because while she may have been unsuccessful fighting for those tag titles, if she beats Justin Windgate tonight, she could immediately put herself back into title contention for the Interwire.
Deadprez: That’s right, and Bethany Blue is not a stranger to Interwire gold in the slightest, she being a former Interwire Champion herself. But she’s gonna have to hold off on those Interwire hopes for just a little while longer because Bethany certainly has her work cut out for her already at Under Siege due to her opponent being someone the caliber of Cage.
Eve: Yes, and speaking of Cage, you have to think that he’s somewhere watching this match right now, this is really Bethany’s chance to impress here and show what she’s got going into Under Siege.
(Bethany Blue awaits the arrival of Justin Windgate from inside the ring as the remix of ‘Smoke and Drive’ by Machine Gun Kelly is next to replace ‘Bad Medicine’ to a loud ovation as the Interwire Champ is here and raises his title in the air, having defended it successfully at King of Elite.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent! Hailing from Detroit Michigan, weighing in this morning at 225 pounds…HE IS THE INTERWIRE
Eve: You can see Windgate holding that title up loud and proud and he has every reason to after the performance he put on against Kid Ohio at King of Elite.
Deadprez: Yeah, it was a phenomenal match from both men and even had me on the edge of my seat sometimes in terms of who would win, but at the end of the night, it was just Justin Windgate who did that.
Eve: True, and now it’s back to the drawing board for someone like Kid Ohio, who has to somehow work his way back up to the gold again.
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, but we’re talking Kid Ohio here, we all know he’s gonna work his way back up, and we all know he’s gonna beat Windgate the next time they cross paths.
Deadprez: I’m not gonna outright deny that, but I’m not gonna agree with that statement either. Both men put on a great performance and the better man walked out champion. Simple as that, just like the better man or woman will walk out winner after this match tonight.
(Bethany Blue and Justin Windgate both eye each other down from across the ring before the referee checks on both and opts to signal for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: There’s the bell and we start things off with these two jockeying for position with each other in a collar and elbow tie-up. But it’s Justin Windgate who gets the early advantage by backing Bethany Blue up against the corner, the referee immediately forcing them to break. But Bethany Blue comes out with a go behind and waist lock applied to the champion.
Deadprez: Yeah, but Justin Windgate swings his arm back wildly as he turns around and escapes out of the waistlock, but the Doc saw it coming and ducked under! And now Bethany traps Windgate in a side headlock! Justin tries to push her off, but it’s no use as the grip of Bethany is just too tight right now. Windgate takes another route by bouncing Bethany off the ropes to escape that headlock!
Eve: Windgate leapfrogs over the rebounding Bethany, then hip tosses her as she comes running off the ropes again! Windgate runs off the ropes himself now, but the downed Bethany turns to her stomach which causes Windgate to trip over her! Bethany scrambles up to her feet, and runs off the ropes for a huge spinning elbow that connects on Windgate!
Deadprez: The champion is staggered as now Bethany aims to charge off the ropes again, Windgate there to instantly shut her down! Pulling her back in the by the waistband of her trunks, BUT BETHANY ANSWERS WITH A HARD BACK ELBOW! BETHANY SUCCESSFULLY RUNS OFF THE ROPES THIS TIME, ONLY TO BE CAUGHT WITH A DROPKICK BY JUSTIN WINDGATE!
Eve: Bethany Blue rolls out of the ring, probably hoping to get a little bit of separation and breathing room from Windgate here. BUT JUSTIN TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN WITH A BASEBALL SLID- AVOIDED! Bethany Blue moved out of the way of that baseball slide, and pulls Windgate to the outside! BETHANY GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD, AND SHOVES HIM BACK INTO THE BARRICADE! THE BACK OF WINDGATE’S HEAD HITTING HARD!
Deadprez: Bethany Blue doesn’t look to be done as she brings Windgate back up, AND CHUCKS HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS! …WAIT! JUSTIN LEAPED TO THE TOP OF THE STEPS BEFORE HE COULD COLLIDE WITH THEM! BETHANY TRIES TO GO AFTER JUSTIN, BUT HE BACKFLIPS OVER HER! AND BETHANY TURNS AROUND TO EAT A SUPERKICK FROM JUSTIN WINDGATE!
Eve: The Doctor is dazed as Justin Windgate hauls her back into the ring! Bethany Blue regroups herself in the corner, JUSTIN WINDGATE COMES CHARGING IN WITH A DROPKICK! IT CONNECTS RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE OF BETHANY BLUE, BUT WINDGATE ISN’T DONE AS HE RUNS OFF THE OPPOSITE CORNER TO SCORE ANOTHER DROPKICK! Bethany Blue comes stumbling out of that corner, trying to get some wits about her. BUT JUSTIN WINDGATE TAKES HER DOWN WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER! WINDGATE GOES FOR THE PIN!
Gavin Kirkland: THE DOCTOR STAYS ALIVE! :blessed:
Deadprez: But look at Windgate, already back to his feet, already planning his next move, not in a panic at all, he’s showing exactly why he is our Interwire Champion as now he climbs to the top rope. Bethany Blue may not want to turn around for what awaits her here. DIVING CROSSBODY BY JUSTIN WINDGATE…NOBODY HOME! BETHANY BLUE SIDESTEPPED IT AND TURNS WINDGATE OVER TO HIS SHOULDERS FOR A QUICK OKLAHOMA ROLL!
Eve: KICKOUT BY WINDGATE! Bethany Blue scrambles back to her feet while Justin tries to do the same, BUT IT’S THE DOC WHO SCORES A KNEE LIFT RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF THE CHAMPION’S FACE! The impact of that knee caused the groggy Windgate to turn around. BOTH ARMS HOOKED BY BETHANY, AND BETHANY ATTEMPTS TO GO FOR A TIGER SUPLEX! BUT WINDGATE AVOIDS THAT FROM HAPPENING BY ROLLING BETHANY BLUE THROUGH FOR A VICTORY ROLL!
Deadprez: Windgate doesn’t even look for a pin as he immediately releases the victory roll and rolls back to his feet! Bethany Blue tries to get up as well, BUT JUSTIN GOES FOR A SUPERKICK TO THE KNEELING BLUE! BETHANY HAS IT TOO WELL SCOUTED AND CATCHES THE FOOT! Bethany brings herself up to a vertical base, AND PULLS WINDGATE IN BY SAID FOOT TO HOIST HIM UP FOR A FALLAWAY SLAM! Justin Windgate went flying across the ring!
Gavin Kirkland: BETHANY BLUE IS IN CONTROL AND MY DICK-
(Eve slaps Gavin hard across the face before he can even get his pervy comment out.)
Eve: You damn bozo. Anyways, Windgate pulls himself up by using the ropes! BUT HERE COMES BETHANY BLUE- BACK ELBOW FROM WINDGATE! Blue tries to shrug that one off and pursue Justin again, ANOTHER BACK ELBOW SENDS HER STAGGERING BACK! WINDGATE RUNS FULL STEAM AHEAD TOWARDS BETHANY, WHO TRIES TO SWING WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO NO SUCCESS AS WINDGATE DUCKS UNDER IT AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!
Deadprez: WINDGATE AGAIN GETS CAUGHT IN POSITION FOR A FALLAWAY SLAM BY THE DOC! BUT WE DON’T SEE A REPEAT OF WHAT JUST HAPPENED A LITTLE BIT AGO AS WINDGATE LANDS ON HIS FEET AFTER BEING TOSSED OVERHEAD! WINDGATE TAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY TO RUN OFF THE ROPES AND COME BACK WITH A HURRICANRANA THAT MOMENTARILY TAKES DOWN THE DOC!
Eve: WINDGATE FOLLOWS UP WITH A SNAPMARE THAT SENDS BETHANY DOWN TO A SEATED POSITION, AND JUSTIN RUNS OFF THE ROPES TO HIT HARD WITH A SLIDING KNEE STRIKE! JUSTIN WINDGATE PUTS BOTH HANDS UP TO HIS MOUTH FOR THE TAUNT HE’S BECOME KNOWN FOR DOING BEFORE DELIVERING THAT SMOKE BOMB MOVE AS HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES FOR THE ROLLING THUN- BETHANY BLUE ROLLED TO THE APRON!
Gavin Kirkland: How smart is she?? Intellect the level of Kid Ohio at King of Elite!
Deadprez: Yeah, as now Windgate is gonna try the same thing he did with Ohio at King of Elite! HE SLINGS HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE TO HIT THE XTREME LANDING THAT USUALLY PRELUDES TO THE FINISH! BUT BETHANY BLUE!! BETHANY BLUE SOMEHOW SLIPPED ON THAT GLOVE WITHOUT ANY OF US NOTICING AND SHE STICKS THOSE FINGERS DOWN THE GULLET OF WINDGATE!
Eve: Windgate lands on the apron, and he is completely trapped in Say Ahhh! TRYING TO PRY THE HAND OF BETHANY BLUE OUT HIS MOUTH, BUT THE GRIP MIGHT BE TOO TIGHT, IS SHE GONNA POSSIBLY SLEEP WINDGATE?!
Deadprez: If she does, remember, they’re not inside the ring! Bethany Blue cannot get a submission victory off of this! BUT LOOK AT WINDGATE!! JUSTIN USES THE ROPE TO ASSIST HIM WITH AN ENZIGURI THAT GETS BLUE TO RELEASE THE HOLD! BUT BETHANY LOCKS IT BACK IN, SAY AHHH IS IN AGAIN! WINDGATE LOOKS TO BE FADING!
Eve: KICK TO THE MIDSECTION BY JUSTIN, THE CLAW IS STILL IN! JUSTIN REALIZES HE’S CLOSE TO BEING OUT AND BEGINS RUNNING HIMSELF TO DRIVE BETHANY BLUE BACK FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST THAT FINALLY GETS HER TO RELEASE THAT MANDIBLE CLAW SUBMISSION! JUSTIN WINDGATE GRABS HER IN A CRAVATE, YOU DON’T THINK?! WINDGATE USES BOUNCES OFF THE CORNER FOR RUN IT UP ON THE APRON!! THE SLICED BREAD HITS ON THE APRON, THAT’S THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING!
Deadprez: Yeah, but look at Bethany Blue rolling into the ring now, maybe out of instinct at this point. However, Windgate climbs to the top rope! AND HE SOARS IN THE AIR FOR X-FACTOR!! THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS CONNECTS- BETHANY BLUE CAUGHT HIM AGAIN IN THE SAY AHHH! SUBMISSION MANEUVER BEFORE HE COULD FULLY COME DOWN WITH ALL THE BRUNT OF THAT SHOOTING STAR PRESS!
Gavin Kirkland: Windgate is so lucky!! :Noah:
Eve: BETHANY BRINGS HERSELF OFF THE MAT AND ROLLS WINDGATE OVER THE MAT NOW! WINDGATE STILL TRYING TO SCRATCH AND CLAW HIS WAY OUT OF THE SUBMISSION, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE FIGHT HE’S PUTTING UP BECOME WEAKER AND WEAKER! THE EYES SLOWLY SHUTTING!!
Deadprez: JUSTIN IS DEFIANT TIL THE VERY END, BRINGING HIS LEG UP FOR SOME KICKS AIMED TO THE BACK OF BETHANY’S HEAD! BUT HE’S JUST TOO WEAK RIGHT NOW FOR THOSE KICKS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! JUSTIN WINDGATE IS FADING…AND JUSTIN WINDGATE IS OUT!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…DOCTOR BETHANY BLUE!!!!!!
(‘Bad Medicine’ blares throughout the arena again and Bethany is taken off of the down and out Justin Windgate to get her hand raised by the ref to a very mixed reaction from the fans, who were mostly hoping to see Justin Windgate prevail here.)
Eve: I’d say what we just witnessed was a huge upset, I mean, Bethany Blue just knocked off our current Interwire Champion, that’s huge!
Deadprez: More importantly, she sent a message to Cage to not take her lightly in the slightest ahead of Under Siege.
Eve: Yeah, that match is certainly gonna be something, but you have to think Bethany Blue has the early advantage. She’s been putting on matches like these for months and going toe to toe with the top talent here on Showdown, Cage has been out for months.
Deadprez: That is true, but when you’re a legend like Cage, the instinct is able to kick in like that with you once you step in that ring! Great match between these two warriors here tonight!
(The camera pans to a proud Bethany Blue having scored that win heading the back, all the while, a disappointed Justin Windgate is seen coming through as we fade to black.)
(Commercial for apples featuring…..Strawberry Steve?!)
(The camera cuts back ringside as “The Only Thing They Fear Is YOU” by Mick Gordon hits and Ryan Wilson confidently makes his way out through the curtain and onto the stage to a CHORUS of boos from the virtual crowd. He is surrounded by security as he confidently makes his way down to the ring, seemingly unfazed by any reaction he’s been given.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen at home, please welcome at this time… the Showdown General Manager, Ryan Wilson.
Eve: I still can’t believe the actions of our general manager at King of Elite…
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson has always spoken about the vision of his brand from the first day that he was made the General Manager of Showdown at the hand of Mr. DEDEDE. The problem that a lot of people don’t understand, and I’m sure that you’re one of them, Eve – sometimes you need to do things that aren’t going to make anyone happy at that moment. Being in that position of power isn’t trying to make everyone happy. It’s about making the decisions that you need to in order for the betterment of the brand, whether anyone likes those decisions or not.
Eve: You can’t justify the fact that he fired Alexis Chambers before their match for the Unified Tag Team Championships or that heinous attack on Xavier Williams as he left the arena after his match with Harlow Reichert; basically revealing that he was the person that put Xavier Williams on the shelf back in October.
Gavin Kirkland: I mean, Xavier Williams is one thing – but this man has robbed us of seeing both Sienna Bradford and now Alexis Chambers on Showdown!
Deadprez: But, can we really crucify the man before he’s had the opportunity to explain his actions?
Eve: They’re not actions that are excusable!
Deadprez: That’s your opinion.
(Ryan enters the ring and is handed the microphone from Gina Romano as the team of security stand in a circle around him. The confident smirk returns to his face as he raises the microphone.)
Ryan Wilson: Wow! What a night King of Elite was! I’m still getting chills just thinking about it, guys. Jack Ripley retained the Answers World Championship against a valiant Bronson Daniels! Irregardless of the result and what people are saying at home – I was in the best match of the night! And most importantly; Showdown continues to establish itself as the top brand in EAW as Kassidy Heart conquered both Dynasty’s and Voltage’s representatives to become the first QUEEN of Elite! People doubted. People are going to doubt this brand while I’m the man that’s at the forefront of ensuring the power that this brand holds – but I constantly prove that there’s nobody better at this than I am!
(Boo’s roar from the virtual crowd once more.)
Ryan Wilson: I know, I know! I really am great, aren’t I? But, I’ve heard what everyone has been saying. Instead of celebrating what I’ve done for this brand; I’ve had my phone blowing up. I’ve had THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of people constantly calling me, constantly messaging me about why I fired Alexis Chambers and why I attacked Xavier Williams. BUT, HAVE NO FEAR! I’m going to explain everything so those who aren’t able to comprehend can understand. How many chances are you meant to give someone before you’re forced to let them go? I’ve spent months trying to teach Alexis Chambers lessons, but there’s nothing I can do if they’re not willing to learn. This is about what’s best for Showdown and the reality is that she wasn’t it. You can only lead a horse to water, but it’s not always going to drink. So, I did what I had to do when it comes to what’s best for Showdown. Bethany now has the opportunity to be everything that she possibly can be without someone holding her down. She has the opportunity to be everything that she possibly can be because that’s what’s best for Showdown.
(Ryan stops talking and takes a look around the arena and the security guards standing around him.)
Ryan Wilson: But, Xavier… you’re a different story. When there was talk rumbling around at the beginning of last year that there was a possibility that you were looking to come back to EAW – everybody rolled their eyes. They all thought it was going to be like all those other times; a man well past his expiry date trying to recapture those glory days that had well passed him by. NOBODY wanted to associate themselves with you, but I did. I could look past all of that past failure and saw a man that was determined. I saw a man that was trying his hardest to relight that fire that once burned so bright, but just couldn’t seem to get it to ignite. I welcomed you into this brand with open arms. I looked past everyone else’s doubt and looked forward towards the endless possibilities. I looked towards a future where Xavier Williams would shatter that stigma that constantly loomed around him and proved every single person that doubted him wrong. But, still… you were still a man that was less than a shell of a man that you used to be. You weren’t a man that was the “BEST… in the World”, but instead were a man that struggled to hold a candle to the names that were blazing their own trails towards the top of my brand. But, I still kept my faith. I knew that it was always only going to take that one moment where everything came together. I just needed to figure out what I needed to do in order for that moment to happen. I gave you what you wanted. I gave you the opportunity to team with Harlow Reichert at Odyssey against Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers and for the briefest of moments. I saw it. I saw that look in your eyes. That same look you constantly had as you once conquered this business. But, that was the problem. It only lasted a minute. You launched Jake Smith off the stage. You put down Alexis Chambers – but, then it was gone and we were left with so much less that I know you were able to offer Showdown. But, I knew. I knew that deep down the old you still lived. So, I began to calculate my plan to bring it to the surface. It was never going to surface while you felt like you had control; it was going to surface when you were forced to have your back against the wall. I had to take everything away from you. So, I put you against the only person that I knew you cherished. We knew that you were never going to come out of Pain for Pride with that same bond the two of you went into it with. It was always going to be the person that walked out with their held hung low that was going to push the other away. You just made my role in this story easier by breaking her arm.
(Ryan takes a deep sigh as he looks down.)
Ryan Wilson: But… again, it only lasted a moment. I didn’t give up. I gave you Raven Roberts. But, with your success still came failure. I made you the captain of the team that would represent this brand inside War Games – AND INSTEAD OF THRIVING IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT ACCOMPANIED THE NATURE THAT ONCE PUSHED YOU FORWARD YOU EMBARRASSED YOURSELF. YOU EMBARRASSED THIS BRAND. That was the moment that I began to believe that perhaps my quest had been pointless. Instead of thriving – you spiralled. You fell to a man that proved to be an embarrassment. I had such big hopes, but you proved that everyone else was right. You weren’t a man that was good for this brand. You proved that you were… you were damaged goods. You were a detriment to what this brand is meant to be. So, I hit you in the back of the head and I sent you home. I thought that it was going to do one of two things. It was either going to send you home for good… or it was going to reignite that fire. I hoped that it would give you purpose. Andrea Valentine was a casualty for the greater good, but it still proved to be for nothing. I gave you the opportunity to prove your worth at King of Elite and you lost! You were cut down; put to sleep. You gave up on yourself like you gave up on this brand at Territorial Invasion. Like you gave up on the legacy you once held. Like you gave up after you lost to DDD. Like you lost to Jamie O’Hara. I didn’t ban you from this arena tonight to protect myself. I banned you from this arena to protect you from yourself. It’s time to walk away. It’s time to hang up those boots and accept that this brand and this business has long passed you by. I left you in a state at King of Elite that represented everything that you have become. A man that is worthless. A man that is beaten. A man that is finished.
I’ve finished trying to help you. I’ve finished trying to bring out the BEST… of Xavier Williams. King of Elite is the last time that you’re going to see him in this arena, on this brand, and in this busine–
(Suddenly the camera cuts backstage as we’re shown a shot of several downed security guard in the halls leading towards ringside. Ryan goes into an immediate panic, screaming at the guards in the ring to rush backstage. They all leave the ring, rushing backstage as Ryan continues to scream instructions from the ring as the virtual crowd pop HUGE.)
Eve: OH MY GOD, IN THE RING! IT’S XAVIER WILLIAMS! XAVIER WILLIAMS STANDING BEHIND RYAN WILSON WHO STILL HAS NO IDEA! RYAN JUST SENT HIS PROTECTION ON THE HUNT FOR A MAN THAT WAS RIGHT UNDER THEIR NOSE! HE WAS BANNED FROM THE ARENA BY THE GENERAL MANAGER, BUT THERE WASN’T ANYTHING THAT WAS GOING TO STOP HIM FROM UNDER HIM! RYAN TURNS AROUND AND XAVIER WILLIAMS IMMEDIATELY SWEEPS HIS LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HIM! XAVIER FIRES AWAY AT THE SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER WHO’S TRYING TO DO ANYTHING HE CAN TO GET XAVIER WILLIAMS AWAY FROM HIM! SECURITY RUSHING BACK DOWN TO THE RING AS RYAN WILSON IS ABLE TO KICK HIMSELF FREE AND SCURRIES OUT OF THE RING! LIKE A PACK OF WOLVES THOSE SECURITY GUARDS AND ALL OVER THE HALL OF FAMER!
(Ryan Wilson stumbles back up the ramp as the security guards force and ties Xavier’s arms behind his back.)
Ryan Wilson: I TOLD YOU THAT THIS WAS FOR YOUR PROTECTION, XAVIER. YOU’RE PAST IT. YOU’RE WASHED UP. I COULD FIRE YOU, BUT THAT WOULD BE TOO EASY. I’M GOING TO BE THE SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER FOR A LONG, LONG TIME AND I PROMISE THAT YOU’RE GOING TO RUE THE DAY THAT YOU REFUSED TO LISTEN. NOW GET HIM OUT OF HERE.
(Ryan throws the microphone to the down as security drags Xavier out of the ring and forces him up the ramp and out of the arena. Ryan Wilson continues to hurl abuse towards Xavier Williams as Xavier simply laughs back with only three words as he passes the Showdown General Manager.)
Xavier Williams: You’re dead, Ryan.
(Security continues to drag Xavier away as Ryan shakes his head before surprisingly the hint of a smile crosses his face. It’s obvious that the gears inside the mind of Ryan Wilson are beginning to turn as he watches Xavier Williams’ leave before the camera fades to commercial.)
(Final commercial break.)
( “In My Bones” by The Score begins to play and is responded with a positive reception by the crowd. It prompts for Raven Roberts to jerk the curtain and make her appearance known on the stage. She scans the atmosphere and soaks in the ambience before steadily marching down towards the ring. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Louisville, Kentucky, weighing in at 134 pounds.. SHE IS THE BIRD OF PREY… RAAAVENNN ROOOOBBBERRTSS!!!!!!
Eve: Raven Roberts is fresh steaming off a victory over the current EAW Universal Women’s Champion Darcy May Morgan. It is arguable that Raven Roberts should be allowed to feel entitled to having an opportunity at the championship she previously held, but she has established that she is here to make sure that she earns her opportunities around here. Scoring a victory over Jack Ripley tonight would definitely get her closer to earning such an opportunity.
Gavin Kirkland: Where? To an exclusive kitchen cooking competition?
Deadprez: She’d probably cook better than you.
Gavin Kirkland: I mean it’s common knowledge, Deadprez. She is a woman.
(The camera pans backstage to the gorilla position. Jack Ripley is getting ready to make his entrance before Kyra Phillips approaches him.)
Kyra Phillips: Excuse me Jack, I just wanted to get your thoughts on what Harlow Reichert had to say earlier tonight?
Jack Ripley: I heard her, and she’s right, I have been demanding better competition. She is right about another thing, she’s having quite the season here on Showdown, including coming off of a win against Xavier WIlliams. She challenged me for my championship next week?
(Jack takes a second to ponder it over.)
Jack Ripley: Technically, she never got that title shot she earned even though she did beat DEDEDE last season. I promised everybody when I won this championship that I would be a fighting champion, and I shall be that. Harlow Reichert wants a shot at me and my championship next week? I ACCEPT!
(Jack then makes his way out to the stage as Kyra looks on. The scene transitions to the stage.)
(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL echoes throughout the World 1 Theatre to an explosive reaction from the audience as Jack Ripley steps out to the entranceway. WIth the EAW Answers World Championship attached around his waist, he holds a confident smirk as he begins to make his way down the ramp. )
Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT! From Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 202 pounds… HE IS THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION.. JAAACCKK RIPLEY!!!!
Deadprez: Jack Ripley has done a wonderful job since he took the EAW Answers World Championship reins away from Jamie O’Hara at Road To Redemption. He has continued to prove to everyone that his position at the tippy-top of the Upper Echelons is deserved and merited, and he proved that when he defeated one of the fastest rising elitists in the form of Bronson Daniels. Many believes that Daniels was going to take Ripley’s championship away in his first defence, but Ripley surely did shut them up.
Eve: Indeed! Ripley moments ago just accepted Harlow Reichert’s challenge for the EAW Answers World Champion so we are all aware that he is precisely a fighting champion. Ripley is glad to take on every form and variation of challenge whatsoever, and with Harlow Reichert and Kassidy Heart rushing to vye for it, Ripley is the definition of the most wanted man on Friday nights. However, tonight he must set his matters with Harlow Reichert and King Kass aside as he is scheduled to go toe-to-toe with Raven Roberts. Raven Roberts aims to continue her momentum of success that continued with a victory over Darcy May Morgan at King Of Elite, by possibly scoring a victory over the world champion.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Eve: This match is underway as Jack Ripley and Raven Roberts gradually make their way out of their corners. Both individuals are gazing into each other and ready to begin the festivities. They engage in a collar-and-elbow tie-up, but Ripley is able to maneuver it into a headlock. Roberts pushes him against the ropes and off he goes! RIPLEY WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE!! Roberts is momentarily floored as Ripley comes off the ropes and leaps over her! Ripley goes for a second shoulder tackle! BUT ROBERTS RUNS PAST HIM AND COMES OFF THE ROPES!! AND DECKS THE CHAMPION WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE OF HER OWN!!
Deadprez: Ripley winds up to his feet following that shoulder tackle as Roberts comes off the ropes! CLOTHESLINE!! SWING AND A MISS AS RIPLEY GOES AROUND THE WAIST!! Roberts switches the waist and leads Ripley into the ropes. Ripley clings onto the top rope while Roberts rolls onto her back into the center of the ring!! RIPLEY GOES FOR HIS SUPERKICK!! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!! NO!!! ROBERTS GRABS HIS FOOT, TURNS HIM AROUND, AND SHOVES HIM INTO THE ROPES!! ROBERTS RUNS BACKWARDS INTO THE ROPES AND OFF!! AND JUMPS UP FOR THE TALON!! THE TALON MISSES AS RIPLEY SLID OUT OF THE RING AT THE LAST SECOND!
Gavin Kirkland: Ripley with a smart tactic there as he almost got decimated by Raven Roberts’ Talon strike! Roberts has used that beautiful clean foot to put away opponents in the past and Jack Ripley might be another addition to that list of victims! Roberts slides beneath the bottom rope! Ripley slides into the ring at the same time! Roberts comes back in but RIPLEY CLOCKS HER IN THE MUSHER WITH A DROPKICK THROUGH THE ROPES!! Ripley sits on the apron and momentarily takes a breather before he stands… Roberts goes for a roundhouse kick! Ripley jumps over the foot and nails her with a back kick!! Roberts backpedals throughout ringside while RIPLEY SPRINTS ACROSS THE APRON!! AND FLATTENS HER ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A CANNONBALL!!
Deadprez: Ripley is all fired up in the onset of this main event match as he brings Roberts back into the squared circle. He brings her up to her feet, kicks the midsection, and hooks over the arm! AND SLAMS HER DOWN WITH A SNAP VERTICAL SUPLEX!! Ripley now pulls her up yet again and Irish whips her into the opposite corner!! AND HE GOES FOR A JUMPING FOREARM SMASH INTO THE CORNER!! AND IT CONNECTS!!! Ripley now irish whips her into the opposite corner for yet another one!! RIPLEY SPRINTS UP AND SOARS INTO THE SKIES FOR A JUMPING FOREARM SMASH!!! BUT ROBERTS CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR!!
Eve: ROBERTS HAS HIM IN THE T-BONE!! BUT RIPLEY IS ABLE TO SEND MULTIPLE SHOULDER STRIKES TO BREAK FREE OF THE COVER!!! Ripley with a spinning heel kick to the midsection in the center of the ring before he runs off into the ropes! He rebounds off and jumps up for the forearm smash!! AND ROBERTS SNATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR ONCE AGAIN!! AND THROWS THE CHAMPION DOWN WITH A RELEASE T-BONE SUPLEX ACROSS THE RING!! WHAT A SUPLEX AS IT SENDS RIPLEY AGAINST THE ROPES!! Roberts quickly gets up to her feet and grabs a hold of him. Ripley is able to stuff Roberts through the ropes and nails her with a rope-assisted enziguri. Ripley grips the ropes and goes for the slingshot ddt onto the apron!! BUT ROBERTS CLOCKS HIM IN MID-AIR WITH A PUNCH!!! RIPLEY GETS HUNG UP ONTO THE SECOND ROPE AS IT OPENS UP THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR ROBERTS TO GO AERIAL!! ROBERTS SLINGSHOTS HERSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE!! FOR A MOONSAULT!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT ROBERTS GOES CRASH LANDING ONTO THE STOMACH AS NOBODY IS HOME!!!! ROBERTS WENT CRASHING DOWN UNPROTECTED AS RIPLEY SHOOTS THROUGH THE ROPES!! AND SPLITS THE FORMER UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION IN HALF WITH THE SLINGSHOT SPEAR!! RIPLEY HOVERS OVER FOR THE FIRST PINFALL ATTEMPT OF THIS MATCH!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!! Ripley quickly gets her into the corner and stomps down on her! Ripley has done a great job with his offence in this match thus far as he continues to stomp down on the former champion. Ripley with a knife-edge chop against the chest! A european uppercut to the jaw! He places her left foot onto the second rope.. He kicks the thigh and spins around for a DISCUS CLOTHESLINE AGAINST THE CORNER!! RIPLEY NOW SNAPMARE TAKEDOWN INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING BEFORE COMING OFF THE ROPES AND NAILING HIM IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK!! WHAT A BASEMENT DROPKICK AS RIPLEY GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER IN THIS MATCH!! COUNT IT, REF!
Deadprez: ROBERTS GET HER SHOULDERS UP!! Ripley doesn’t give the kick-out a thought yet again as he is quick on the offence! A spinning heel kick to the midsection! Ripley hooks the arms and attempts another vertical suplex! Roberts is able to hover over his shoulders and escape the predicament! Ripley turns around and WALKS RIGHT INTO A DEVASTATING HIP TOSS!! ROBERTS BACKFLIPS OVER AND CLOCKS HIM IN THE JAW WITH A DROPKICK!! Vintage Raven Roberts as Ripley quickly emerges to his feet! ROBERTS GRABS HIM FROM THE FRONT AND DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH A BRIDGING NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX!! BRIDGING NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX CONNECTS!! COVER!!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK-OUT!! BUT ROBERTS FLIPS OVER AND MAINTAINS THE HOLD!! HE PULLS THE CHAMPION UP TO HIS FEET AND HOLDS HIM UP!! AND DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH A SIT-OUT MICHINOKU DRIVER!! ROBERTS SITS ON HIM FOR ANOTHER PINFALL ATTEMPT!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
Eve: RIPLEY POWERS OUT AT TWO!! Roberts gets up to her feet and steps through the ropes. Ripley gradually gets up while Roberts ascends the turnbuckles! Roberts is perched on the top turnbuckle while Ripley is in prime position!! ROBERTS CONNECTS WITH THE TOP-ROPE MISSILE DROPKICK THAT SENDS RIPLEY EXPLODING THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING!! WHAT A VICIOUS MISSILE DROPKICK AS ROBERTS NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! ROBERTS SHOOTS THROUGH THE AIR AND GOES FOR THE TOPE SUICIDA INTO A FLIP PILEDRIVER!! HOLD UP!!
Deadprez: RIPLEY GRABS HER IN MID-AIR!! RIPLEY SNATCHED THE FLYING ROBERTS MID-FLIGHT AS HE GOES FOR THE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! BUT ROBERTS MANAGES TO FLIP OVER ONTO HER FEET!! SHE GOES FOR THE SPINNING HEEL KICK!! THE FACELIFT!! NO!! RIPLEY DUCKS IT AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE!! ROBERTS DUCKS IT!! RIPLEY TURNS AROUND!! ROBERTS KICKS THE MIDSECTION AND LIFTS HIM UP!! AND DRILLS HIM ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A SNAP BRAINBUSTER!! OH MY GOD!! RIPLEY MIGHT BE CONCUSSED!! The Bird Of Prey immediately gets him into the ring and springboards off the top rope!!! Roberts gets the front headscissors and SPIKES THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH THE SPRINGBOARD SPIKE HURRICANRANA!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Eve: KICK-OUT!!! Almost had him right there!! What a match this has been so far as Raven Roberts waits for Ripley to get up to his feet! Raven Roberts intends on ending this now! SHE SPINS AROUND FOR THE SPINNING HEEL KICK!! THE FACELIFT MISSES AS RIPLEY DUCKED THE ATTEMPT AND CONNECTS WITH A STEP-UP ENZIGURI!! Roberts is momentarily staggered as Ripley gets up to his feet!! AND HE GOES FOR DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME!! THE KNEE MISSES AS ROBERT GOES FOR A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! RIPLEY DUCKS THAT AND JUMPS UP FOR THE SUPERKICK!! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!! NO!! SUPERKICK MISSES!!! AND ROBERTS BRINGS HIM DOWN INTO THE FUJIWARA!! WING BREAKER IS CINCHED IN ON THE CHAMPION!!
Deadprez: BUT RIPLEY IS ABLE TO ROLL OUT OF THE HOLD!! AND HE CLOCKS RAVEN ROBERTS IN THE JAW WITH A SHOOT KICK!!! RIPLEY NOW REBOUNDS THE ROPES AND CHARGES INTO THE BIRD OF PREY!! ROBERTS SIDESTEPS AND RIPLEY GOES THROUGH THE ROPES!! ROBERTS CHARGES INTO HIM!! RIPLEY SLINGSHOTS HIMSELF THROUGH THE ROPES!! FOR ANOTHER SLINGSHOT SPEAR!! NO!! ROBERTS COUNTERS IN MID-AIR WITH THE DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER!! OH MY GOD!! SHE ROLLS HIM OVER FOR THE COVER!! FOR THE WIN!!
Gavin Kirkland: RIPLEY LIFTS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Raven Roberts almost had him there!! Imagine being caught up between those legs of Raven! Quite frankly, Jack Ripley was a lucky man! I would kill to be in such a position!! :wow:!!! Ripley is gingerly emerging up to his feet while Roberts ascends the turnbuckle once again! She was able to connect with that brutal missile dropkick, so what does she have in store for the reigning champion next? Raven Roberts is perched on the top turnbuckle where she is most comfortable!
Eve: BUT RIPLEY RUSHES UP THE TURNBUCKLES AND GRABS ROBERTS!! AND HE SENDS ROBERTS FLYING ACROSS THE RING WITH A SENSATIONAL SUPER HURRICANRANA!! AN AVALANCHE HURRICANRANA!!! RAVEN ROBERTS IS SOMEHOW ABLE TO GET UP ONTO BOTH KNEES AS RIPLEY COMES OUT OF THE CORNER!! AND STORMS INTO ROBERTS FOR THE DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME!! THE RUNNING KNEE ACROSS THE CROWN OF THE HEAD AS HE DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!! THIS COULD BE IT FOR RAVEN ROBERTS!! COVER!
Deadprez: ROBERTS POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!! RIPLEY CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! Ripley is sitting down in a corner, thinking of what to do next as Roberts almost got put away at the very second! Ripley gets up to his feet and pulls Roberts up.. He hooks both arms from the front! HE LIFTS HER UP FOR THE VERTEBREAKER!! OH NO!! ONCE HE HITS THE RIPPLE EFFECT THAT COULD BE IT FOR THE BIRD OF PREY!! WAIT!! ROBERTS MANAGES TO ESCAPE!! AND SHE HITS A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!! RIPLEY DROPS DOWN ONTO BOTH KNEES AND GETS NAILED WITH ANOTHER ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! ROBERTS NOW PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HOISTS HIM UP INTO A BRAINBUSTER!! BUT RIPLEY COUNTERS WITH A DDT!! RIPLEY TURNS IT INTO A DDT!!
Eve: RIPLEY TAKES ADVANTAGE NOW AS HE GOES FOR THE SUPERKICK!! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!! ROBERTS GRABS HIS FOOT AND SPINS HIM AROUND!! AND RIPLEY RUNS RIGHT INTO THE SIT-OUT SPINEBUSTER!!! HUNTRESS BOMB CONNECTS AS RAVEN ROBERTS DOESN’T IMMEDIATELY GO FOR THE COVER!! ROBERTS IS GOING UP TO THE TURNBUCKLE TO FINISH IT OFF!! RAVEN ROBERTS IS ABOUT TO SCORE A VICTORY OVER THE CURRENT REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION!! RIPLEY IS LAID OUT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!! RAVEN ROBERTS IS STANDING ATOP THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! SHE STEPS OFF AND SOARS INTO THE SKIES!! FOR THE SPIRAL TAP!!
Deadprez: BUT RIPLEY GETS HIS KNEES UP!! RIPLEY GETS HIS KNEES UP!!!! ROBERTS GOES CRASH LANDING ONTO HIS KNEES AS RIPLEY QUICKLY STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES!! Jack Ripley got Raven with the knees and he’s looking to make her pay! He’s perched on the top turnbuckle like a phoenix ready to rise!! RIPLEY SOARS OFF!! FOR THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! BUT RAVEN GETS HER KNEES UP IN RESPONSE!!! RIPLEY HOLDS HIS KNEES IN PAIN AS BOTH INDIVIDUALS ARE LAID OUT!! BOTH INDIVIDUALS BLOCKED THEIR AERIAL FINISHING MANEUVERS WITH THE OLD SCHOOL KNEES AND THEY’RE BOTH NURSING THE PAIN OF IT!!
Gavin Kirkland: Both individuals are indeed holding their lower chest in pain as they’ve both crashed into the knees! Raven Roberts and Jack Ripley are gradually getting up to their feet now. Both are desperate to start off the Under Siege season with a victory, and surely Raven scoring a victory would bode well for her future here in Showdown. Raven connects with a left! RIPLEY WITH A RIGHT!! RAVEN WITH A LEFT!! RIPLEY WITH A RIGHT!! LEFT!! RIGHT!!! LEFT!! RIGHT!! A WAR OF ATTRITION AS BOTH INDIVIDUALS ARE JUST PEPPERING EACH OTHER WITH STRIKES!!! RIPLEY FINALLY DUCKS A PUNCH!! AND CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!
Eve: ROBERTS TWISTS AND RESPONDS TO THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!! BOTH COMPETITORS SWAYING SIDE TO SIDE, BACK AND FORTH!! We may be approaching the last leg of this match as Jack Ripley goes for the superkick! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!! NO!! ROBERTS GRABS HIS LEG IN MID-AIR AND PUTS HIM IN THE KNEE BAR!! WHAT A COUNTER!! ROBERTS HAS THE KNEE CINCHED IN AS THIS COULD BE THE FATE FOR JACK RIPLEY!! BUT NO!! RIPLEY IS ABLE TO ESCAPE AND PULLS ROBERTS UP INTO A SLEEPER HOLD!! SLEEPER HOLD COURTESY OF JACK RIPLEY!!
Deadprez: THAT IS A MOVE THAT IS FOREIGN TO JACK RIPLEY’S ARSENAL AS HE DEFINITELY INTENDS TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS!! RIPLEY NOW LIFTS HER UP FOR THE SLEEPER SUPLEX!! BUT ROBERTS MANAGES TO SWITCH AROUND AND GRAB HIM FROM THE FRONT!! AND SHE DRILLS HIM DOWN WITH ANOTHER NORTHERN’S LIGHT SUPLEX!! ROBERTS DOESN’T BRIDGE HIM DOWN FOR THE PIN AS SHE BRIDGES OVER!! WHAT IS SHE THINKING? WAIT!! RIPLEY MANAGES TO PUT HER RIGHT INTO THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE!! WHAT!! WHAT A COUNTER AS THAT DEFINITELY BLOCKED WHAT RAVEN HAD IN MIND!!
Gavin Kirkland: HOWEVER, THE POWER OF THAT GODDESS SHOULD NOT BE UNDERMINED!! RAVEN ROBERTS DEADLIFTS RIPLEY UP ONTO HER FEET! Ripley maintains the guillotine choke but Raven has different intentions!! BUT RIPLEY LETS GO OF RAVEN AND GOES FOR A SNAP DDT!! RAVEN TURNS IT AROUND AND MOTIONS AROUND THE WAIST!! RIPLEY SWITCHES OVER AND JUMPS ONTO THE BACK OF HER HEAD!! AND HITS THE INVERTED HURRICANRANA!! THE CHAMPION SPIKED ROBERTS AS RIPLEY NOW WALKS UP THE TOP TURNBUCKLES!! AND SOARS OFF!! AND GRABS HER HEAD FOR THE TORNADO DDT!
Deadprez: BUT AS RIPLEY WENT FOR THE SPIN, ROBERTS GRABBED HIM AND PUSHED HIM INTO THE ROPES!! RIPLEY COMES OFF THE ROPES AND WALKS INTO THE KICK!! RAVEN HITS THE TALON KICK OUT OF NOWHERE, BUT SHE IS UNABLE TO GET THE PINFALL AS RIPLEY INSTINCTIVELY ROLLED OUT OF THE RING AT THE LAST SECOND!! RAVEN ROBERTS COULD’VE HAD THIS WON, BUT THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE CHAMPION HAS GOTTEN HIM TO SURVIVE ANOTHER DAY IN THIS MATCH!! Raven Roberts is standing in the center of the ring while Ripley is gingerly recuperating at ringside! Raven shrugs and starts to run the ropes.. WHAT IS THE BIRD OF PREY THINKING HERE!??!
Eve: SHE SHOOTS THROUGH THE ROPES AND FLIPS RIPLEY OVER FOR THE CANADIAN DESTROYER!! TOPE SUICIDA INTO THE FLIP DRIVER CONNECTS!! THE FLIGHT DESTROYER COMES INTO FRUITION AS SHE INSERTS RIPLEY BACK INTO THE RING!! NO WAY RIPLEY CAN KICK OUT OF THIS!! BUT RAVEN WANTS TO END THIS WITH GOOD MEASURE!! RAVEN SOARS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND DRIVES HER KNEES INTO THE BACK OF RIPLEY WITH THE METEORA!! SHOOTING STAR METEORA CONNECTS!! AERIAL ACE!! AERIAL ACE!!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
Gavin Kirkland: JACK RIPLEY POPS HIS SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST SECOND!! RAVEN ROBERTS IS IN PURE DISBELIEF… RIGHTFULLY SO!!! Ripley literally sustained three of one of her biggest moves in her arsenal, but it is not enough to put the world champion away! Raven Roberts is crouching in the corner, ready to give this her all while Ripley is in la-la-land! Ripley was taken into another dimension with Aerial Ace, and he just needs another to put him away! Raven Roberts knows this! Roberts has the champion in her crosshairs and she knows what she must do! Ripley has just gotten up to his feet while Raven Roberts has a look of determination!
Eve: RAVEN GOES FOR THE TALON KICK ONCE AGAIN!!! BUT RIPLEY JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND AND RAVEN ROBERTS GOES CRASHING DOWN!! A ROUGH LANDING AS SHE WENT CRASHING DOWN ONTO HER LOWER BACK!! ROBERTS TAKES A FEW SECONDS TO GET UP TO HER FEET!! BUT IT IS TOO SLOW AS RIPLEY RECOVERS AND COMES OFF THE CORNER!!! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!! JACK RIPLEY STUMBLES DOWN FOR THE COVER!!! IT IS ALL ACADEMIC FROM HERE!!
Eve: BUT LOOK!! THE REFEREE CEASES THE COUNT AT THE LAST SECOND AS SHE NOTICES RAVEN’S FOOT WAS RIGHT UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! RIPLEY CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! RIPLEY IS ARGUING WITH THE REFEREE, BUT HE CAN’T GO AGAINST THE REFEREE’S DECISION!! Raven Roberts might have gotten lucky right there as she has been able to inadvertently survive that patented superkick of Jack Ripley! That is the same superkick that won him the EAW Answers World Championship! The same kick that continued his reign beyond past week’s King OF Elite! I don’t know how Roberts is still in this!
Deadprez: I don’t think her chances are going to survive any long as the next move may tell the tale! Ripley is in the corner with her in his crosshairs! Raven Roberts subconsciously emerges up to her feet! RIPLEY COMES OUT OF THE CORNER!! BUT ROBERTS COLLAPSES INTO THE CANVAS AT THE LAST SECOND!! Ripley couldn’t connect it, but he might have had his work cut out for him! Raven randomly collapsed, so that may be it for the Bird of Prey. Ripley walks over to the unconscious Raven Roberts to check up on her!
Gavin Kirkland: RAVEN WITH THE INSIDE CRADLE!! WHAT THE!??!
Eve: BUT RIPLEY IS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THAT ROUGH PREDICAMENT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND!! BOTH INDIVIDUALS GET UP TO THEIR FEET! RIPLEY GOES FOR THE SUPERKICK ONCE AGAIN!! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO MISSES AS RAVEN ROLLED THROUGH!! RAVEN GETS UP TO HER FEET AND CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! BUT THAT DOESN’T FLOOR RIPLEY AS RIPLEY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! BUT HE WALKS RIGHT INTO ANOTHER ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!!
Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY IS ABLE TO REBOUND OFF THE SECOND ROPE!! HE STILL ISN’T DONE AS RAVEN NOTICES AND SPINS AROUND!! AND HITS THE SPINNING HEEL KICK!! THE FACELIFT CONNECTS AS RIPLEY STUMBLES OVER!!! RIPLEY REELS… AND REBOUNDS OFF THE BOTTOM ROPE!! WHAT THE!?!? RAVEN TURNS AROUND AND GETS TURNED INSIDE OUT WITH THE SUPERKICK!! RIPLEY JUST DEVASTATED AND RAVAGED THE BIRD OF PREY WITH A SECOND YOU’LL FLOAT TOO AS HE COLLAPSES DOWN FOR THE COVER!! THIS SHOULD BE IT!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL blasts through the speaker to a humongous pop as the exhausted Jack Ripley gets off of Raven Roberts.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER.. JAAACCKKK RIPLEY!!
Eve: What a match!! Ripley with yet another impressive victory, and it is even more impressive when you factor that he recently underwent the definition of a bloody war with Bronson Daniels at King Of Elite. Jack Ripley continues to cement himself as a dominant EAW Answers World Champion and he does it in fashion with a well-fought victory over Raven Roberts. Do not count Raven out however! Raven surely showed out tonight and put the champion to the limit, and we can’t ignore that!
Gavin Kirkland: That was a wonderful match. An amazing main event to close out the show that starts off the road to Under Siege! If I was Ripley, I wouldn’t have my celebration last long after tonight. Jack Ripley has a huge chip on his shoulder and a life-sized target on his back! Like you said before, Jack Ripley is the most wanted man on Saturday Night Showdown, and he needs to embrace and fight that narrative. Ripley beat Bronson. He beat a hall of famer to become a champion. Jack Ripley has proven himself, but his championship reign may crumble to the hands of Harlow Reichert or Kassidy Heart if he gets himself in the wrong mindset.
Deadprez: Surprisingly well-put, Gavin! With Kassidy Heart stating that he has the EAW Answers World Champion in her crosshairs more than ever, and Harlow Reichert getting her challenge accepted, Jack Ripley definitely will have hands full come Under Siege. However, that is next. Jack Ripley with yet another amazing performance tonight and all we can do is congratulate him.. So… Congratulations to the EAW Answers World Champion, Jack Ripley!
(The final shot is of Jack holding the title inside the ring, and Raven looks on as she heads to the back.)
(Harlow Reichert passes by Raven as they go opposite ways, and she steps on the stage, and she looks down at Jack Ripley inside the ring from the stage. They both stare down at one another.)
Deadprez: Harlow Reichert challenges Jack Ripley for the Answers World Championship next week on Showdown! What a match that is going to be, DON’T MISS IT!
Eve: Thank you for joining us tonight, we’ll see you all next week!
(EAW logo buzzes.)