(EAW intro plays.)
(PREVIOUSLY ON SHOWDOWN…)
(The recap begins with Mr. DEDEDE making his return on Showdown. He makes the match with him versus Xander Payne at Under Siege. There, a cute moment between DEDEDE and Kassidy with him actually proposing to her and she says yes. All that cute stuff.)
(It forwards to The ILLIONAIRES visiting Jenny Punk in her office. Once again, Jenny is pissed that they lost at King of Elite, but The ILLIONAIRES defend themselves from her slander. They ask Jenny to book them in another opportunity for the Tag Team Championships, but Jenny denies them of that. Soon after, Cameron Ella Ava joins the scene as she goes to Jenny about her next title defense. A lightbulb goes off in Chris Elite’s head he puts his name in for a shot at the Answers World Championship, but Jenny out rules that; however, Cameron believes it’s a good idea. Cameron gives Chris a shot at the title as returning the favor for Chris helping her and Jamie qualifying for the chamber back in December. Soon after, Chris Gawd Contracts Ahren into the match, making it a Triple Threat.)
(It continues with The Ring Master facing Oliver Queen in a winning effort. Soon after, Ryan Wilson attacks Ring Master and announces that the two of them would be facing off at Under Siege in a Hardcore Match! Ryan tells him to bring Ring Master to bring all the weapons he likes, but he will enjoy dishing and receiving all the pain in this match.)
(it forwards Heavenly Hell cutting a promo in the ring. The two of them talk about the Iconic Cup and all the stories about how this match would tear them apart; however, they still stay as united as ever. Constance Blevins states that the Unified Tag Team Championships are their main priority and Heavenly Hell encourages any team to step up and take them on. Soon after, The Visual Prophet shows up and flirts with Minerva a bit before making his intentions clear for the titles. Heavenly Hell wonders who would team with Viz, but Drake King comes out and cuts a promo how he and Viz aren’t best friends, but they share an interest in those Tag Team Championships. He claims that they will take the titles from them.)
(It continues with Jamie O’Hara talking about how King of Elite did not go his way. How it was a repeated story of him coming close to winning, but it’s nothing more than his opponents being at the right time and place. He claims that people will use this loss to write him off and use those narratives about he’ll never be World Champion again or he’s washed up and a has been. At this point, there’s only one thing he can do and that rebuilds himself and vow that the next time he gets a big opportunity, he won’t lose. Surprisingly, Candice Blair appears as she talks about how she looked up to Jamie; however, she’s disappointed from a fan’s perspective and doesn’t believe that he is worthy of the title “Ace.” The two argue for a bit. Candice challenges Jamie to a match at Under Siege, but Jamie believes that she is out of her mind and would wipe the floor with her. Candice claims she doesn’t shy away from challenges and after a moment, Jamie accepts the challenge and both go for a handshake, but Candice connects with a Candy Destroyer on the former World Champion.)
(It transitions to Jenny Punk talking about the PURE Championship picture at Under Siege and announces the PURE Gauntlet. The champion starts at number one and regardless of how the main event goes, Lucas Johnson and Harlow Reichert will find themselves in the match. Soon after, she is interrupted by Harper Lee, who admits that she has her sights on the Universal Women’s Championship. Soon after, Alexis Chambers joins in and announces her intentions for the title as well. Jenny makes Alexis versus Harper for next week. The winner faces Raven Roberts at Under Siege.)
(The main event with Harlow Reichert and Lucas Johnson is shown. Highlights of the main event are seen. The competitiveness between the two Elitists is amazing. It shows Albert Hitchman tripping Harlow, which gets him ejected from ringside. Lucas and Harlow fight for a bit longer until Harlow locks in Great Expectations on Lucas. After a moment of thinking, Lucas taps out. The show ends with Harlow at the top turnbuckle, raising her title high in the air.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar plays, cueing the theme for Saturday Night Showdown. It pans to inside the ExtraMile Arena as blue and silver pyrotechnics go off. The camera pans to a sea of EAW fans holding up their signs, screaming out of their minds.)
(SCREEN BAR — BOISE, IDAHO!)
Eve: WE ARE TWO WEEKS FROM UNDER SIEGE! WELCOME TO SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN! I AM EVE!
Deadprez: I am Deadprez.
Gavin Kirkland: Gavin Kirkland here! Two weeks from Under Siege and last week we had so many matches announced for the card. Cameron Ella Ava will defend the Answers World Championship against Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier. Harlow Reichert will defend the PURE Championship in a Gauntlet Match. Lucas Johnson is the only person announced for the match and within the next two weeks, we should know all the participants in the match! Jamie O’Hara will take on a returning Candice Blair! Mr. DEDEDE will try to get his revenge on Xander Payne! Heavenly Hell will defend the Tag Team Championships against the King of Elite, The Visual Prophet and World Heavyweight Champion, Drake King. We even got a Hardcore Match against Ryan Wilson and The Ring Master!
Eve: It is looking to be an amazing card, but tonight, we will see Harper Lee and Alexis Chambers face off and the winner faces Raven Roberts for the Universal Women’s Championship at Under Siege!
Deadprez: The ILLIONAIRES are back in action in our main event as they face Xander Payne and Jake Smith in a tag team match! Cameron Ella Ava will join us on commentary, so it’s going to be something exciting!
Gavin Kirkland: As for right now, we open the match with a fatal-4-way match! Let’s get to it!
(Camera pans to Gina Romano inside the ring.)
Gina Romano: The Following contest is the opening match of the evening; it is a Fatal Four-Way scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: Introducing First, accompanied to the ring by his manager, Albert Hitchman, from Long Island, New York, weighing in at 197 pounds, “The Wrestling Machine” Lucas Johnson!
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media plays as Lucas Johnson walks down to the ring wearing his Beats by DRE headphones that was given to him by his manager Albert Hitchman as he blasts music with an intense look on his face canceling the noise out from the fans that could give two shits less about him in the first place. When Lucas reaches the ring apron his manager Hitchman gives him one last prep talk as he gives the middle finger to his doubters as Hitchman takes off the headphones, Johnson heads into the ring for combat and has a new mindset of taking no prisoners and doing whatever it takes to win.)
Deadprez: It’s the opening match and what a way to kick it off guys with a Fatal Four-Way, this is about positioning, bragging rights and standing within Showdown, these men want to impress, moving up the ladder.
Eve: And after some time off, Lucas has been back with a vengeance as we saw last week.
Gavin Kirkland: I have to admit, Albert has him tuned in.
(As Beats starts to die down, ‘Costa Rica’ by Dreamville, Bas & JID ft. Mez, Buddy, Jace, Reese LAFLARE, Ski Mask the Slump God, Smokepurpp & Guapdad 4000 begins to play around the arena as the crowd cheers. A chill Bronson Daniels comes out, fist bumping the fans as he makes his way to the ring…)
Gina Romano: From Cocoa Beach, Florida, weighing in at 217 pounds, he is Bronson Daniels!
(Bronson all laid back, fist bumps some more before splitting into the ring, he starts to look around, giving the thumbs up to the fans.)
Deadprez: I wish I had this guy’s life. Bronson Daniels is looking to make a name for himself and he seems to be pretty chill.
Eve: Don’t let the Guinness Book of World Records for smoking the most blunts in Ten Minutes fool you, this guy can wrestle.
Gavin Kirkland: Most blunts in Ten Minutes? We are not worthy.
(“Costa Rica” starts to fade, replaced by ‘MAAD City’ by Kendrick Lamar. Jordan Payne comes out slowly looking around at the crowd. He smirks before heading down to the ring, the crowd boos, some cheer.)
Gina Roman: The Next competitor hails from Coventry, England. Weighing in at 242 pounds! Jordan Payne!
(He runs to the ring and slides in.)
Eve: The debut of Jordan Payne and there is a lot of talk about this man’s ability and his tenacity.
Deadprez: He looks ready to fight and win in his debut.
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, he had a lot to say.
(Payne stands on the second rope, as the crowd boos, some cheer. His music fades. The lights go out in the arena. ‘Pure Water’ by Skepta hits the speakers to a choir of boos from the crowd. A flashing white lights flicker in the arena until it turns back to black. The titantron reads ‘UNRULY X UNRIVALLED’ and a spotlight flashes down, Dray Fontana is in it with his eyes closed and his fingers in his ears, closing out the boos from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: The final competitor is from Kingston Upon Thames, England! Weighing in at 200 Pounds! Here is Prince Dray Fontana!
(He marches down to the ring. He gets up on the apron and raises his hands in the air before entering the ring. As he enters the ring, he gets to the middle of it and gets onto his knees and a spotlight shines down on him, he slams the mat three times and jumps up to his feet and points a finger gun at the crowd!)
Deadprez: Prince Draw Fontana is here, and he looks to get back on the winning track and take this home tonight!
Eve: Dray looks determined and ready. Such an important match for all four of these talented wrestlers.
Gavin Kirkland: I am still impressed by that Guinness World Record.
(The referee checks on all four men before quickly sounding off for the bell…)
(DING!!!! DING!!!! DING!!!!)
(The four wrestlers look at each other waiting for anyone to make the first move. Dray attacks Payne, Lucas and Bronson go after one another.)
Deadprez: Where we go, Fatal Four-Way rules and we have a donnybrook here in Boise, play! Bronson Daniels hitting those stiff kicks on Lucas, forcing him into a corner, going quickly for the Monkey Flip! Lucas lands hard on his back! Getting up Bronson with a Sunset Flip for the cover!
Eve: Lucas quickly kicks out, Dray forearms Payne repeatedly in the corner, he is starting to get spaghetti legged, whipping him right into Bronson Daniels who hits a hip toss right on Lucas Johnson, who rolls out of the ring! Albert Hitchman checking out his client! Dray now with a clothesline, NO! Bronson ducks, Dray turns around into a Roundhouse kick! Dray stumbles back and is hit in the knee, NO! Dray blocks it into a Trap-Leg Suplex! Bronson rolls over and here comes Payne, German Suplex on Dray from behind, he caught him with his attention on Bronson!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas grabbing Payne from the outside and sliding him out of the ring, he throws Jordan into the steel steps, rolling back in, picks up Dray, HARD Belly to Belly Suplex for the cover!
Deadprez: Dray kicks out dawg! Lucas is now going to Bronson! He picks him up by the hair, dropping him hard with another Belly to Belly suplex! Lucas Johnson is trying to finish this one off early!
Deadprez: Another Kick Out by Daniels! Lucas is trying to figure out what to do, he picks up Bronson and Dray, punches Fontana, then Bronson! Then NO! FONTANA BLOCKS IT! He tries on Bronson and HE BLOCKS IT! Lucas has nowhere to go!
Eve: A Double Kick to the gut of Lucas! Bronson and Dray look at one another, they FIST PUMP! Hoisting Lucas up for a DOUBLE SPIKE DDT! LUCAS IS OUT AND BRONSON GOES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! DRAY FONTANA DRAGS BRONSON OFF AND HE DROPS FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! BRONSONS DRAGS DRAY FONTANA OFF AND HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: AGAIN NO! DRAY GRABS BRONSON AND MUSCLES HIM UP FOR A GUTWRENCH SUPLEX! The Prince is pucks up Bronson, BACKSTABBER! WAIT! JORDAN PAYNE SLIDES IN, FONTANA TO HIS FEET RIGHT INTO A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE! Payne waits for Bronson to get up to his feet, FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX!
Eve: PAYNE IS CLEANING HOUSE! NOW HE GOES TO LUCAS JOHNSON! NO! GATOR ROLL! LUCAS CATCHES PAYNE! He gets back up to his feet, lifting up Payne by the hair IT’S THE SKULL CRUSHING FINALE…. BRONSON DANIELS OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE ON LUCAS! BRONSON TURNS AND ANOTHER JUMPING KNEE STRIKE ON PAYNE! HE SEES DRAY GETTING UP TO HIS FEET! ANOTHER JUMPING KNEE… NO! PELE KICK BY DRAY CONNECTING ON BRONSON! HE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! DRAY SEES PAYNE GETTING UP AND THE PARAMOUNT!
Deadprez: HE GOT ALL THAT AND MORE PLAYA! PAYNE IS DOWN AND DRAY GOING FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: LUCAS JOHNSON BREAKS UP THE COUNT! Grabbing Dray Fontana, he throws him over the top rope! Lucas turns to Jordan, but HE IS CAUGHT BY BRONSON DANIELS! GUNSMOKE! THE SPEAR ALMOST TOOK LUCAS OUT OF HIS BOOTS! HE’S GOING FOR THE PIN! NOOOO! DRAY FROM THE OUTSIDE DRAGS BRONSON TO THE FLOOR! HE IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT! BRONSON QUICKLY IS TO HIS FEET AND THEY START TO FIGHT ON THE OUTSIDE!
Eve: These two men are starting to wail on each other and heading into the crowd! Dray throws Bronson over the railing but Daniels is back up and he jumped on Dray!
(The Crowd Roars, Dray and Bronson start to fight up the stairs leaving Lucas and Payne in the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: BRONSON AND DRAY ARE FIGHTING UP THE STAIRS INTO THE MEZZANINE AREA AND CONCESSIONS! WE WILL GET A CAMERA TO FOLLOW THEM! IN THE RING LUCAS IS GETTING UP, HE GOES OVER TO PAYN, INSIDE CRADLE!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT BY LUCAS JOHNSON! HE WAS CAUGHT BY SURPRISE, JORDAN PAYNE TRIPS UP LUCAS, TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! ALBERT HITCHMAN IS BESIDES HIMSELF! LUCAS MIGHT TAP HERE!
Deadprez: We are getting a camera in the Mezzanine area! DRAY FONTANA GRABS BRONSON AND THROWS HIM INTO THE HOT DOG ON A STICK CONCESSION STAND!
Gavin Kirkland: They still have Hot Dog On A Stick?
Deaprez: IT’S BOISE, IDAHO PLAYA! DRAY FONTANA IS STUFFING A CORN DOG INTO BRONSON DANILES MOUTH! WAIT! BRONSON IS EATING IT AND ENJOYING IT!? DRAY IS PERPLEXED! AS BRONSON GRABS THE STRAWBERRY LEMONADE BUBBLE HEAD AND SMASHES IT OVER DRAY! THE TWO MEN ARE BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER WITH CORN DOGS AND LEMONADE!
Gavin Kirkland: NOW I’M HUNGRY!
Eve: WELL WHILE YOU GUYS ARE THINKING OF HOT DOGS ON A STICK, JORDAN PAYNE IS ABOUT TO MAKE LUCA JOHNSON TAP OUT! ALBERT HITCHMAN PUSHES THE ROPES SO THAT LUCAS CAN REACH OUT AND GRAB THEM! HE HAS A HOLD OF IT! THE REFEREE WITH THE COUNT…
Eve: PAYNE BREAKS THE COUNT! HITCHMAN IS ON THE APRON NOW! JORDAN TAKES A SWIPE AT HIM BUT HE QUICKLY DROPS TO THE FLOOR< HE COULD HAVE TORN AN ANKLE THERE!
Deadprez: JORDAN TURNS AROUND AND LUCAS JOHNSON HITS THE CLAYMORE KICK! THAT CAME OUT OF NOWHERE! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
(DING!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!)
Gina Romano: The Winner of the match…. LUCAS JOHNSON!!!!!
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media starts to play as the referee raises the hand of Lucas Johnson. He grabs Jordan Payne and throws him over the top rope, giving him space to pose with Albert Hitchman as they celebrate their win.)
Deadprez: Huge win by Lucas Johnson and kudos to all four of these young men. We are getting information that Bronson and Dray are now at the Dairy Queen! They are still fighting in the Mezzanine area!
Gavin Kirkland: THERE IS THE FOOTAGE! DRAY HAS BRONSON’S HEAD UNDER THE BLIZZARD MACHINE! HE IS PUMPING SOFT SERVE INTO HIS MOUTH!
Eve: THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL! WAIT BRONSON SMASHES A CHOCOLATE CONE OVER DRAY’S FACE! HE IS NOW SMASHING DRAY WITH A BAG OF REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS! SECURITY IS FINALLY HERE! TRYING TO SEPARATE THESE TWO!
(Lucas Johnson continues to celebrate in the ring as Payne leans against the barrier looking in the ring seething…..)
(The scene fades into Candice Blair backstage, sitting on a box of crates. Candice has her iPad in her hands. In the background, you can hear some wrestling match going as she seems to have her eyes glued to the screen. The crowd gives a negative reaction to Candice, who didn’t return last week on Showdown to attack her brother-in-law, Jamie O’Hara after he accepted a match with her at Under Siege. To Candice, she meant no malicious intentions for her actions last week, but only wants to push Jamie into succeeding and if that means to piss him off a bit, she’s going to do that.)
Candice Blair: There (points to the screen of her iPad with a paused video of Jamie O’Hara connecting with Stardust Forever on Charlie Marr until he reaches unconsciousness). To most people, you would think the match is in the bag for someone like Jamie. However… (she uses her index finger to circle The Visual Prophet standing on the top turnbuckle and away from Jamie’s view).There is where he lost the match. When nothing stands in the way of him and victory, he’s oblivious to his surroundings and that’s how The Visual Prophet capitalized in the match. I could never.
(Candice Blair smirks as she continues to watch, the King of Elite Finals from earlier this month.)
Candice Blair: Jamie O’Hara has a way of wanting people to watch him succeed. I want to see Jamie succeed. I want to see him get that third World Championship reign. I believe that’s what EVERYONE wants for him, but I’m an opportunist and I go after the match that is going to get me the most attention and that’s with him.
???: Don’t you have a match to warm up for?
(Candice Blair puts down the iPad in order to look at her older sister and Answers World Champion, Cameron Ella Ava. Once again, Cameron doesn’t find herself in a match, but she will be on commentary for the main event.)
Candice Blair: It’s just The Ring Master, Cameron.
Cameron Ella Ava: It’s still another wrestling match. Regardless of the level of opponent, you need to take this stuff seriously, Candice. Jamie’s going to be out there and you need to leave an impression out there that makes him want to take you seriously at Under Siege.
Candice Blair: He’ll take me seriously at Under Siege. Besides, he should know that our family aren’t slouches.
Cameron Ella Ava: He may not think that, but you guys are head cases, apparently. :lupe:
Candice Blair: Oh please, he loves us. :mjgrin:
Cameron Ella Ava: He loves me, but I figured that I would at least come to you about Under Siege (takes a seat next to Candice on the box of crates). I told him not to lay a hand on you until Under Siege because any aggression should be saved for the match. Candice, I know you’re a talented wrestler. You may act like you don’t give a shit about wrestling, but whenever you step inside the ring, your passion for the sport is revealed. You love being out there and performing. You love the cameras and spotlight on you, but Jamie isn’t the type of person, who you can just kick down when he’s already down…
Candice Blair: I wasn’t looking to kick him down. Cam, you know I’m an opportunist. I look for ways to advance my own career and get me to the next level. I look for the biggest payday and having my name versus Jamie O’Hara is going to give me that payday. However, I don’t have any hatred for him. Camille’s the one with an issue with him and that’s her issue to deal with whenever she feels like it. Me? I only see this match to get me on another level. If he takes personal offense for me deciding to face him, well, that’s too bad.
Cameron Ella Ava: Look, I made the same mistake four years ago in trying to advance my own career at the expense of Jamie’s and it bit me in the ass. The difference between you and me is I was aware of what I was doing. I couldn’t give a rat’s about how things worked out for him after Pain for Pride IX. However, for someone, who’s probably watched that match, you should have realized where I went wrong —
Candice Blair: Yeah, you hesitated and he capitalized on that.
Cameron Ella Ava: :skip: I meant with the whole situation in general, Candice. I should have gone for Cash in the Vault. :noah:
Candice Blair: I think it turned out well…for you in more ways than one. However, I’ve watched that match at Pain for Pride IX. I think I know what to do in order to make sure that it doesn’t happen to me at Under Siege.
Cameron Ella Ava: Look, I’m excited to see the match. I just want you to know that Jamie O’Hara is beyond the competition that you’ve faced in your small tenure in EAW. He’s The Ace. He’s the bar for a lot of the Elitists coming in and when looking in the match, there are people who may believe that you’re going to get your ass beat. Regardless of how things look for you, you need to prove them wrong, Candice. Meanwhile, he’s going to show you why he is Jamie O’Hara and you’re Candice Blair.
Candice Blair: People keep assuming that I have no idea what I’m getting myself into. This match will be a test to see how far I’ve come over the past few years. I’m planning to steal the show and look amazing while doing that.
(Candice Blair gets off the box of crates as she looks at her sister.)
Candice Blair: Now, if you excuse me, I gotta stretch before my match.
Cameron Ella Ava: You do that. Good luck out there.
(Candice Blair nods before getting off the camera shot, leaving Cameron Ella Ava to form a smile on her face, looking at the direction Candice left in.)
(Commercial break for Under Siege featuring Mr. DEDEDE taking on Xander Payne live on the EAW Network in two weeks!)
(“Three Ain’t Enough” by Jim Johnston hits as Ring Master emerges from the curtain to a loud ovation from the crowd. He soaks in the reaction before slapping a few fans’ hands on his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM SALISBURY, MARYLAND…WEIGHING IN AT THREE HUNDRED AND TWELVE POUNDS…..”CHOC LESNAR”…..TTHHHEEE RRRINNNGGGG MMMASSSSTTEERRR!!!!!
Eve: Here comes one of in my opinion Showdown’s rising stars. He’s been on a run since signing and he’s preparing for his biggest test in just a couple weeks at Under Siege but what an opportunity for him tonight, we may not have to wait til Under Siege to see Ring Master make a huge statement.
(“Diva” by Beyoncé hits as Candice Blair walks out on to the stage. The crowd has a mixed reaction to her. She is laser-focused as she begins her walk to the ring.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT…FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX POUNDS…”THE HOT COMMODITY”…CCCAANNNNDDIIICCCEEE BBBLLLAAAIIIRRR!!!
Gavin Kirkland: OH! MY!–
Eve: GAVIN! Anyways, How crazy is this woman? As talented as she is, she’s really gonna challenge a competitor like Jamie O’Hara? She’s got her fucking work cut out for her, much like she does tonight. Don’t you think?
Gavin Kirkalnd: WHA…WHAT?!
(Before the bell rings, “Awaken” by Dethklok hits as Ryan Wilson comes out with a huge smug look on his face. The crowd isn’t pleased with him coming down here. He raises his hands up in innocence as he makes his way to the ringside area.)
Ryan Wilson (No mic): AY DON’T MIND ME, I’M JUST SCOUTING! YOU GOT THIS CANDICE!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: And here we go, both competitors lock up in the center of the ring but Ring Master easily overpowers her as he has a near two hundred pound advantage over Candice. Ring Master now has Candice in a side headlock and Candice now nudges Ring Master off her by throwing him to the ropes and Ring Master bounces from them and hits a shoulder tackle knocking Candice down to the mat! Ring Master runs to the ropes and Candice flips on her stomach and Ring Master hops over her and runs to the opposite ropes but Candice is to her feet and she dropkicks the front of Ring Master’s right knee, and now she connects with the roundhouse kick to the head of Ring Master! Ring Master rolls underneath the bottom rope on the apron and Ryan Wilson loved every second what he just saw.
(Ryan Wilson walks over to the ring apron where Ring Master is lying.)
Ryan Wilson (no mic): You’re not even gonna make it to Under Siege, you hear me?!
Deadprez: Candice looks a bit irritated by Ryan’s behavior as she makes her way over to Ring Master and grabs him by the head from inside the ring pulling him to his feet on the apron, but Ring Master grabs ahold of Candice’s head and he drops to the outside floor causing Candice to slingshot off the rope inside the ring! Ring Master immediately slides back in the ring and runs at Candice Blair…catches him with a hurricanrana sending Ring Master to the other side of the ring.
(The crowd all of a sudden pops.)
(Jamie O’Hara appears on the stage dressed in casual attire with his arms crossed. He begins making his way to the ringside area opposite the end Ryan Wilson is on. Jamie points to Ryan on the other end of ringside and does a stop motion with his hands, warning him to stay put there.)
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD! THIS MATCH JUST GOT THAT MUCH BETTER!! :blessed:
Eve: I think he also wants to scout his Under Siege opponent up close.
Deadprez: Candice is now just staring at Jamie on the outside while he is still standing with his arms crossed. You can hear Ryan Wilson shouting on the other side of the ring for Candice to stay focused on Ring Master!
Gavin Kirkland: Candice charges at Ring Master who was in the corner but Ring Master throws an elbow to the face of Candice stopping her in her tracks, and now Ring Master switches positions with Candice and throws her in the corner and Ring Master now hits a shoulder thrust, and then does it again, and again. I mean, I would do the same exact thing. :mjlit:
Eve: Ring Master now grabs Candice with both hands on her head and he tosses her like a rag doll to the other end of the ring! Ryan is irate on the outside trying to cheer Candice on! Candice pulls herself up in the opposite corner and Ring Master now charges at her full speed….the splash in the corner connects!! He picks her up now in a powerslam position….the running powerslam connects! Ring Master hooks the leg!
Deadprez: Candice gets the shoulder up, and Ryan walks to the next side of the ring in excitement.
(Jamie mouths the words “KEEP.YOUR.FUCKING.DISTANCE.” to Ryan as he gets a bit closer to his side of ringside.)
Gavin Kirkland: Ring Master now picks up Candice and places her between his legs, he lifts her up for a powerslam!….BUT CANDICE COUNTERS IT INTO ANOTHER HURRICANRANA–BUT NO! RING MASTER USES HIS WEIGHT AND POWER ADVANTAGE AND HOLDS ONTO HER! HE LIFTS HER BACK UP IN THE POWERBOMB POSITION…BUT CANDICE COUNTERS IT INTO AN ARM DRAG! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE UP AND RING MASTER GOES FOR A DEVASTATING CLOTHESLINE, BUT CANDICE DUCKS IT AND KICKS RING MASTER IN THE MIDSECTION AND NOW SHE LEAPS OVER HIM AND HOOKS HER FEET UNDERNEATH HIS ARMS–SHE’S SETTING UP SOMETHING–SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! THE COVER!
Eve: RING MASTER KICKS OUT! CANDICE GRABS ONE OF RING MASTER’S LEGS AND I THINK SHE’S GONNA TRY TO GO FOR THE CANDY LOCK BUT RING MASTER IS FIGHTING OUT OF IT! HE KICKS CANDICE IN HER SHOULDER AND HE USES HIS STRENGTH TO PUSH HER BACK WITH HIS FEET WHICH ALLOWS HIM TO GET BACK UP BUT CANDICE RUNS AT HIM ONCE AGAIN BUT RING MASTER CATCHES HER AND CONNECTS WITH A BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX! RING MASTER ROLLS AWAY FROM CANDICE BEFORE GETTING TO HIS FEET AGAIN AND NOW HE AWAITS FOR CANDICE TO GET BACK UP AND TURN AROUND AND HE LIFTS HER UP FOR THE BIG ENDING–BUT CANDICE SLIPS OUT FROM BEHIND AND RUNS TO THE ROPES AGAIN BUT RING MASTER CATCHES HER OFF GUARD BY CONNECTING WITH A BIG BOOT RIGHT TO CANDICE’S FACE!
(Ryan Wilson is losing it at ringside.)
Deadprez: RING MASTER SEES CANDICE DOWN AND HE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND GOES FOR THE BIG SPLASH!!! BUT CANDICE AVOIDS DISASTER AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! RING MASTER IS SLOWLY BUT SURELY GETTING TO HIS FEET HOLDING HIS STOMACH FROM MISSING THE BIG SPLASH AND CANDICE CHARGES AT HIM AND CONNECTS WITH A SLING BLADE!! SHE CHARGES AT HIM AGAIN AND CONNECTS WITH A BEAUTIFUL HEAD SCISSORS AND SHE TRANSITIONS IT INTO A CROSSFACE!! THEY ARE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, IS RING MASTER GONNA TAP OUT HERE?! RYAN SURE THINKS SO AS HE IS YELLING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS FOR RING MASTER TO SUBMIT TO CANDICE! RING MASTER MIGHT BE FADING HERE AND RYAN WILSON IS ECSTATIC ON THE RING, HE’S RUNNING AROUND THE RING AT ALL ANGLES YELLING FOR RING MASTER TO TAP!
(Ryan Wilson bumps hard into Jamie O’Hara, then Jamie immediately grabs Ryan by the face and shoves him to the ground.)
Jamie O’Hara (No mic): Get outta my damn personal space.
(Ryan Wilson angrily gets up and gets in the face of Jamie pointing a finger at him. Jamie is unamused just standing with his arms crossed not saying a word at Ryan while Ryan is pissed off.)
Eve: Candice sees the crowd’s attention has shifted and she lets go of the crossface, she knows Ryan is making a scene on the outside and she slips out of the ring and begins running to the other end of the ring…..RYAN TURNS AROUND–BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE–BUT RYAN AVOIDED IT AND CANDICE GOT JAMIE INSTEAD! OH NO!
Deadprez: Candice takes a look around her and can’t believe she struck Jamie, and Ryan is leaning on the barricade processing the fact he just avoided disaster and now Candice runs back in the ring to try finishing this match–BUT SHE WALKS RIGHT INTO E-TRAIN!! THE RUNNING BODY BLOCK!! RING MASTER NOW FOLLOWS THIS UP AND THROWS HER ON HIS SHOULDER–THE BIG ENDING!!! RING MASTER HOOKS THE LEG!!
Eve: OH MY GOD!! RYAN WILSON JUST PUT CANDICE’S FOOT ON THE ROPE!! YOU’VE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME! RING MASTER JUST HAD THIS MATCH WON!! RING MASTER STANDS UP STARES DOWN AT RYAN AT RINGSIDE WHO’S GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR, RING MASTER TURNS AND GETS BACK TO CANDICE! HE PICKS UP CANDICE AND GOES FOR THE BIG ENDING NOW–BUT CANDICE REVERSES IT INTO A TORNADO DDT! CANDICE SPIKED HIS HEAD HARD INTO THE MAT! CANDICE GRABS AN ARM OF RING MASTER AND PULLS HIM IN AND HITS A HIGH KNEE! KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, SHE PLACES HIM BETWEEN HER LEGS—CANDY DESTROYER! THE CANADIAN DESTROYER! THE COVER FROM CANDICE NOW!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Diva” by Beyoncé hits as Candice stands and gets her hand raised. She’s not even fully aware Ryan Wilson saved her the match.)
(Ryan Wilson is bowing to the crowd on the ramp midway.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER……CCCAAANNNDDIIICCCEEE BBBLLLAAAIIIRRRRR!!!!!!
Deadprez: God damn man, that slimy ass Ryan Wilson, Ring Master had this match won as clear as day! The guy just got robbed.
(Jamie O’Hara finds himself in the middle of the ring as Candice Blair stops celebrating to look at her opponent at Under Siege. “Diva” dies down. Candice has an apologetic look on her face. She didn’t intend to hit Jamie with a knee. It was meant for Ryan Wilson. Even though she made a statement last week, she didn’t wish anything horrible to happen to Jamie; however, he may not see things that way. To him, Candice is just another opponent in his way and she’ll get no special treatment.)
Candice Blair (off-mic): I am so sorry, Jamie. I didn’t mean to knee you. :lupe:
Jamie O’Hara (off-mic): For the sake of your sister, I’m not going to lay a hand on you until Under Siege; however, the next time that we face-off, it’s going to be my fucking knee against your skull.
(Jamie O’Hara leaves the ring as Candice Blair looks back at Jamie walking up the ramp. At that moment, Candice began to see how serious this match is and how Jamie is probably going to kill her. :lupe: )
( Xander Payne appears backstage, by catering, surveying the different sandwich options on a platter while finishing up wrapping his wrestling tape. Kyra Phillips taps him on the shoulder and requests an interview. )
Kyra Phillips: Excuse me Xander, can I have a minute of your time?
Xander Payne: Excuse yourself, I’m in the middle of something.
Kyra Phillips: It’ll only be a minute, please.
( Xander reluctantly gives in. )
Kyra Phillips: It’s obviously going to be a big night for you as you’re in the main event with Jake Smith against The Illionaires. But perhaps an even bigger night comes two weeks from now in Buenos Aires as you face the Elitist of the Decade and seven-time EAW World Champion, Mr. DEDEDE, at Under Siege.
Xander Payne: Yeah and whose beautiful face is plastered all over the promotional graphics of that very event? Not Ryan’s ugly, crusty old mug. That would be my face.
( Xander holds up one of the Under Siege flyers. )
Xander Payne: Look at that. Take a long look. It’s beautiful isn’t it? I should be on the cover of Vogue. GQ should be calling my name. But they aren’t, want to know why? Because they’re still fixated on men like Ryan Adams, men who are passe in the world of sports and entertainment. See they’re like you, they’re fascinated by his so-called allure, and all of his titles, his trophies, his “Elitist of the Decade.” But don’t forget the final image that we saw for that very decade. It was of ME standing over HIS body. I made history that night Kyra, and unfortunately for that gutless tyrant of ours history has the tendency to repeat itself. And history will repeat, the same way it has over and over and over again, when I am standing over Ryan Adams’ carcass for the upteenth time…. at Under Sie-
( Xander Payne looks up, and the camera pans back revealing Mr. DEDEDE at the other side of that same catering table, picking up one of the tuna fish sandwiches from catering. Xander shoots him an ice cold glare, and DDD looks up unassumingly after taking a bite. )
Mr. DEDEDE: (with his mouth full) ?? Go go on, continue, I’m just here to have a quick bite is all.
Xander Payne: Nice of you to show up. But I know you didn’t come to this stupid arena in this stupid city just to eat sandwiches. So if you want to fight right now let’s take this to the ring.
Mr. DEDEDE: Oh Xander. Xan Xan. Xanny.
Xander Payne: Don’t call me that. Only my wife calls me Xan Xan.
Mr. DEDEDE: I know.
( Xander moves in closer. DDD holds up his hands, downplaying the tension. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I’m kidding. Listen you and I aren’t friends. I’d venture to say as a matter of fact that at this point we’re enemies. But one thing you’ll learn in life as you grow older and experience more of it, is that in life there really are no such things as permanent friends or permanent enemies. That’s why I haven’t taken all of those cheap attacks on me personally. Once long ago it would have been on sight with each and every single one of my rivals, but I’m not that kind of guy anymore. I respect the principle of “time and place”. And tonight isn’t the time for settling the score. The time for that will be in two short weeks in Buenos Aires. I’m not here tonight for you. I have no interest in interacting with you at all until the score is settled at Under Siege. I’ve got a company to run, a podcast to prepare for, a 11/10 dime piece to please. But while I’m here I’d at least like to tell you face to face, man to man…
( DDD closes in on Xander. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I forgive you.
( DDD extends his hand. )
Mr. DEDEDE: And I respect you.
( Xander looks down at DDDs extended hand, and slaps it away. )
Xander Payne: Cut it out. The bullshit mind games aren’t going to work on me. You’ve had your way with everybody else in the history of this company, but you won’t have your way with me. I’ll do you the favor of sparing you from annihilation tonight, but you and I both know that I have the edge over you. I am a better man than you – not athlete, not sports entertainer, I am a better MAN than you, Ryan Adams. I have had your number since the last decade, and I’m keeping the ball rolling far into this one. I can see it in your eyes that you don’t respect me, but at Under Siege I promise you “boss”, I promise you, you will.
Mr. DEDEDE: Be careful about the promises you make. A man is only as valuable as the promises he can keep. I think what you consider to be “respect”, is fear. And there’s a thin line between both isn’t there? But the problem for you is, you’ve never actually experienced true fear. In your career thus far, you’ve never been given a reason. I promise you, Xander, I promise you and your family. I’M THAT REASON.
Xander Payne: Watch it.
Mr. DEDEDE: I can hear it in your voice already. There are things in your life that you wish to protect. A reputation you wish to uphold. Fucking with me puts all of them at risk. Every last one of them. You didn’t seem to grasp that before, but it’s repercussion season in this bitch. It’s collector season out this motherfucker. And eventually the reaper always, always comes to collect, no matter who you are. So let’s keep this cordial. Let’s not make this personal. Let’s keep this in the ring, so that I can remind you of your place in the pecking order, and show exactly who is the God inside of it. Because outside of it, I can be the devil himself. And if you push me, I’ll make your whole entire world a living hell. Test Me Not.
( DDD and Xander engage in a tense staredown. DDD breaks the ice by taking another bite out of the tuna sandwich, he smiles in Xanders face, turns around and walks away. Xander watches him leave, maintaining his frame and his cold stare until the camera transitions elsewhere. )
( The camera pans to ringside as “War” by Dance With The Dead plays as the crowd gives a mixed reception to Santo Muerte, who comes out with a serious and intimidating look on his face. Santo is focused on winning this match for El Rey. After weeks of facing disappointment, a victory over the Unified Tag Team Champions would mean a lot to him.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS A TAG TEAM MATCH AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN 220 POUNDS…HE IS “THE SAINT OF DEATH”… SANNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTOOOOOOOOOOO MUUUUEEEERRRRRRRTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s been a while since we’ve seen Santo Muerte competing on Showdown; however, he hasn’t been relaxing during his time off. He’s been training his ass off. He’s been going through serious training by El Rey to make sure that he no longer faces any more disappointments. He has put through his body through torture with his training and he hopes that it’s going to be enough to withstand any punishment that anyone in the roster dishes out to him.
Eve: Santo Muerte has all the tools to become a future champion in EAW. He’s an excellent wrestler and there’s a mystic about him that leaves everyone guessing; however, he just hasn’t been lucky. Hopefully, his luck turns around with this match! But, his opponents are not easy at all.
(“War” fades as “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus replaces it. The crowd boos as Lance Blackfyre comes out on a horse, which no one has a clue how he was able to find a horse that can carry him. Lance is hoping that this tag team match is better than the one last week.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS PARTNER…FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS…WEIGHING IN 365 POUNDS… HE IS THE “OMEN OF DESTRUCTION” … LAAAAANNNNNNNCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BLAAACCCCCCKKKKKKKFFFFFYYYYYYRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: How in the world did he find a horse big enough to carry him around?
Gavin Kirkland: I have no clue, but Lance Blackfyre found himself on the losing side in a tag team match last week. He teamed with Alexis Chambers to face Jake Smith and Harper Lee. In that match, we saw that Lance was quite difficult to work with, which made Alexis leave him high and dry, giving Jake and Harper the chance to work together and take him down!
Eve: Lance Blackfyre asked for that, but he is really going to need to put his ego to the side if he wants to make sure that he and Santo Muerte manages to defeat Heavenly Hell. Lance doesn’t fully believe that Santo is going to pull his weight in the match, so things aren’t looking well so far. :lupe:
(“Old Town Road” dies down as “No More” by Disturbed blasts through the speakers. The crowd gives a pop to the Unified Tag Team Champions — Constance Blevins and Minerva, who come out from the back. The titles are on their waist and Minerva holds a miniature version of the Iconic Cup in her hands. The champions look more than focused to send a message to their opponents at Under Siege.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING THEIR OPPONENTS… THEY ARE THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… CONSTANCE BLEVINS AND THE 2020 ICONIC CUP HOLDER, MINERVA….HEEEEEAAAAAVVVVVVEEEEEEENNNNNNLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYY HEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
Deadprez: Here are the champs! Constance Blevins and Minerva are set to face the King of Elite, The Visual Prophet and World Heavyweight Champion, Drake King at Under Siege. It’s probably Heavenly Hell’s toughest challenge to date!
Gavin Kirkland: Viz and Drake King are both amazing competitors, but Heavenly Hell has dominated the tag team scene since June of last year! Each time that has stepped up to the plate, they have taken them down! There’s a bit of importance with Viz and Drake, but there should not be a different approach for Heavenly Hell going into this match. Dominate and win is what they need to do.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: It seems like Minerva is going to be starting off the match for Heavenly Hell. Santo Muerte will be starting off the match for his team with Lance Blackfyre. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Santo in action on Showdown, but he plans to make the most out of it.
Eve: The two Elitists in the ring lock up with each other, but Santo Muerte is shown to be the stronger out of the two! He manages to push Minerva against the ropes before holding it there for a second — SANTO CONNECTS WITH A SLAP TO THE FACE OF ONE-HALF OF THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS BEFORE STEPPING AWAY! MINERVA ISN’T TOO CRAZY ABOUT THAT AS SHE GOES RIGHT AFTER SANTO MUERTE WITH FISTS TO THE FACE, BUT SANTO GETS A HOLD OF MINERVA’S WRISTS BEFORE PUSHING HER DOWN TO HER KNEES. Santo with a knee to the face of Minerva as that takes her down to her back. Santo quickly goes for the cover, but Minerva manages to get herself out of position for the count before the referee gets in position.
Deadprez: Santo Muerte gets a fistful of Minerva’s hair, which gets her back up to her feet as Santo gets Minerva up on one shoulder. His body shifts in direction to the corner as he runs with Minerva on one shoulder — lawn dart!
Gavin Kirkland: No! The gorgeous and eerie Minerva manages to get herself off of Santo Muerte’s shoulder as she pushes the bigger man to the corner. Santo collides with the corner harshly and turns himself around! Minerva manages to connect with a hesitation dropkick to the corner as she gets ‘The Saint of Death’ to a seated position on the middle row of the corner! MINERVA BEGINS TO FIRE AWAY WITH SOME RAPID PUNCHES TO SANTO! SHE IS NOT HOLDING BACK AS SHE IS USING THIS AS NOTHING MORE THAN TO SEND A MESSAGE TO HEAVENLY HELL’S OPPONENTS AT UNDER SIEGE! THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT DRAKE KING AND THE VISUAL PROPHET ARE WATCHING THIS MATCHUP CLOSE!
Eve: Minerva gets her foot and presses it against the rope! She applies a flexing corner foot choke on Santo Muerte and holds it there for a moment! It seems like the official is going to need to make a count!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Deadprez: Minerva gets her foot off the throat of Santo Muerte before pulling him towards her and connecting with a swinging neckbreaker! Minerva goes for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Santo Muerte uses some of his strength to body press Minerva and throw him behind her! Minerva is clutching her stomach in pain as Santo sits himself up! Minerva uses the assistance of the ropes! Santo is the first one back to her feet, but Minerva goes to tag in her partner in crime, Constance Blevins into the match!
Eve: Minerva rebounds off the ropes and spears Santo Muerte, but he doesn’t go down completely! Santo goes down to one knee! Minerva is heading towards the top rope as Constance Blevins connects with a standing moonsault on ‘The Saint of Death.’ Minerva leaps on top of Santo at the same time! Double Descent on Santo! Constance goes for the cover!
Deadprez: Santo Muerte gets a shoulder up as Constance Blevins gets Santo in a seated position before throwing elbows to the side of Santo’s neck! Constance gets an arm around the front of Santo’s neck before picking him up to his feet! Constance has Santo in position for an inverted DDT as that takes him down! Constance gets on top of Santo before going for some repeated punches to Santo’s face! Constance gets Santo up to his feet before getting Santo by one of his arms and Irish whipping him to the corner! Constance charges towards Santo at the corner before connecting with a giant knee strike! Man, I think you could hear the sound of that knee strike! Constance follows that with a running bulldog!
Lance Blackfyre (off- mic): I’D LIKE TO SEE YOU DO THAT TO ME!
Gavin Kirkland: Be careful what you wish for, Lance. You might just get it! CONSTANCE BLEVINS RUNS TOWARDS LANCE BLACKFYRE AND CONNECTS WITH A WICKED FOREARM TO HIS FACE —
Eve: Bad idea, Constance. Bad idea! Lance Blackfyre caught Constance Blevins’ punch as the member of Heavenly Hell begins to realize that it may have not been the brightest idea; however, Lance did ask for it! Lance has Constance by her fist and pushes her towards Santo Muerte who connects with a German suplex!
Lance Blackfyre (off-mic): TAG ME IN AND YOU’LL SEE HOW IT SHOULD BE!
Deadprez: It seems like Santo Muerte isn’t going to argue as he just smacks the chest of Lance Blackfyre. Lance steps inside the ring as the two men exchange glares at each other! Constance Blevins is up to her feet as she now stands toe-to-toe with the ‘Omen of Destruction.’
Gavin Kirkland: This man is truly a freak of nature and I’m afraid for Constance Blevins, but she doesn’t look like the one to back down from this challenge! CONSTANCE KICKS LANCE IN THE STOMACH, BUT LANCE MANAGES TO CATCH CONSTANCE’S LEG! BUT, CONSTANCE CONNECTS WITH A NASTY SLAP TO LANCE’S FACE! Look at this, Eve and Deadprez! It seems like Lance is…smiling? Like he loved that slap to the face! Constance quickly gets Lance by his head and connects with a jawbreaker; however, it doesn’t make him stumble much! It’s almost like it didn’t phase him at all! Constance takes a step back and knees Lance in the stomach! Much like with jawbreaker, it doesn’t make Lance stumble back much! Constance goes for another knee, BUT LANCE MANAGES TO GET ONE-HALF OF THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS AND NAILS HER WITH A HEADBUTT! CONSTANCE FALLS TO HER KNEE AS LANCE GETS HER BY THE HEAD AGAIN AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER HEADBUTT! THAT TAKES CONSTANCE DOWN!
Eve: Lance Blackfyre gets Constance Blevins by her shoulders and throws her to one of the corners away from the Heavenly Hell corner! Lance takes a few steps back before running towards ‘The Absolved’ and connecting with one of the nastiest big boots that I have seen anyone give anyone! That takes Constance down to a seated position, but Lance isn’t done there! He begins to stomp on the face of Constance! She seems to be out of it at the moment! Minerva is looking at the corner with her partner in danger!
Deadprez: MINERVA STEPS INSIDE THE RING AS SHE JUMPS ONTO THE BACK OF LANCE BLACKFYRE! IT’S ALMOST LIKE MINERVA IS TRYING TO APPLY A SLEEPER HOLD! SHE IS NAILING LANCE WITH A FEW ELBOW SHOTS TO THE HEAD, BUT LANCE DOESN’T SEEM MUCH PHASED ABOUT IT AS HE FLIPS MINERVA OVER AS SHE CRASHES ONTO HER PARTNER AT THE CORNER! LANCE MANAGES TO GET BOTH MEMBERS OF HEAVENLY HELL!
Gavin Kirkland: Is he really going to military press the both of them?!?! :damn:
Eve: HE JUST THREW BOTH MEMBERS OF HEAVENLY HELL BEHIND HIM! THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS GO DOWN AS MINERVA ROLLS HERSELF OUT OF THE RING! CONSTANCE BLEVINS IS THE LEGAL WOMAN IN THIS MATCHUP AS LANCE PLACES HIS FOOT ON THE CHEST OF CONSTANCE BEFORE GOING FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: Constance Blevins kicks out! She is still in this matchup as Lance Blackfyre shakes his head! He gets the champion up to her feet! He lifts her up and connects with a bodyslam! Constance clutches to her back in pain, but Lance gets her up once again before connecting with another bodyslam! Constance is down as Lance rebounds himself off the ropes and connects with a leg drop on Constance! Lance is in the perfect position for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins manages to kick out! Lance Blackfyre manages to pick up Constance to her feet and applies a bear hug to the one-half Unified Tag Team Champions! He is looking to get a submission victory over here! The grip of the ‘Omen of Destruction’ may be too much for her! She has a title defense at Under Siege to think about! Her and Minerva need to be in the match at 100%. Lance is not making things easy on them whatsoever!
Eve: WHAT IN THE HELL?!?!
Deadprez: It seems like Santo Muerte tagged himself back into the match! Lance Blackfyre drops Constance Blevins as she musters up enough energy to tag Minerva into the match! Lance and Santo exchange glares at each other. Lance is trying to tell Santo that he ‘had things under control.’ These two have a bit of friction that is being exposed in this match up.
Gavin Kirkland: It seems like Lance Blackfyre did the smart thing by getting to his team’s corner!
Eve: Constance Blevins tags Minerva back into the match! This was the matchup that we started off the match with! The two Elitists circle around each other as they lock-up once again, but Minerva manages to connect with a wristlock on Santo! But, Santo counters with a wristlock of his own! Minerva begins to elbow Santo in the face a couple of times as he manages to release the wristlock from her! He gets a good hold of Minerva before going for a headlock, but Minerva manages to push Santo to the ropes, releasing hold of the headlock! Santo rebounds off the ropes and runs towards Minerva, but she connects with an arm drag on Santo! She gets him by his arm before applying an armbar, but Santo manages to get his foot on the bottom rope!
Deadprez: Minerva releases hold of the armbar as Santo Muerte gets back to his feet! Minerva manages to knee Santo on the stomach before he can fully get back to his feet! Minerva punches the back of Santo, trying to keep the bigger man down! Santo falls to an all-fours position! Minerva takes a couple of steps back before running and connecting with a basement dropkick! This rolls Santo to his back! Minerva gets Santo’s body and moves it to the nearest corner! She is in the perfect position for Hell’s Bell’s — the Arabian press! The move connects as Minerva stays there for the cover!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! —
Gavin Kirkland: Santo Muerte gets his foot on the bottom rope! Minerva smacks her hands against the canvas and gets Santo by his head, getting him back to his feet at the same time! Minerva pushes Santo into the corner, but Santo is able to stop himself before colliding at the corner! Minerva bolts towards Santo, BUT SANTO MANAGES TO ELBOW HER TO THE FACE, WHICH MAKES ‘THE GYPSY MOTH’ STUMBLE BACK, CLUTCHING HER FACE! SANTO GETS MINERVA AND CONNECTS WITH A TORNADO DDT! AS SOON AS MINERVA MAKES IT TO A SEATED POSITION, SANTO CONNECTS WITH A BACK KICK THAT SENDS MINERVA BACK!
Eve: Minerva kicks out! Santo Muerte gets Minerva back to her feet before picking her up and connecting with a HEADHUNTER — INVERTED GORY SPECIAL ON MINERVA! IT SEEMS LIKE THE CHAMPION FINDS HERSELF IN SOME TROUBLE AT THE MOMENT! SANTO IS REALLY GETTING THINGS GOING FOR HIMSELF AND LANCE BLACKFYRE! Santo gets Minerva to her feet and whips her to the corner! Santo runs towards Minerva at the corner with an uppercut as Minerva stumbles forward! Santo manages to pick her up before connecting with a sidewalk slam! He does not go for the cover! It seems like he’s not done with Minerva whatsoever!
Deadprez: Santo Muerte is determined to bring something to El Rey! Lately, it has been disappointment after disappointment and he realizes that something needs to change. Can you imagine him breaking the arm of the Unified Tag Team Champion and Iconic Cup Holder?
Gavin Kirkland: It would be something great for Santo Muerte after weeks have struggled! There’s no doubt that he would love nothing more than to win this match! Santo picks up Minerva to her feet! IT SEEMS LIKE SANTO IS GOING FOR THE CYCLE — SOMERSAULT DEATH VALLEY DRIVER ON ‘THE GYPSY MOTH.’ SANTO IS ON FIRE GOING INTO THIS MATCH! HE CAN SENSE THAT VICTORY IS AHEAD OF HIM! SANTO PICKS UP MINERVA AND LOOKS TO BE GOING FOR THE FINAL BREATH — THE PACKAGE PILEDRIVER ON MINERVA!
Eve: Lance Blackfyre tags himself into the match! Santo Muerte had the match won for his team! He had Minerva where he wanted her and Lance couldn’t let that happen! Lance steps inside the ring as he’s gesturing for Santo to get back into the ring! Santo is pissed off at the moment and it’s justified!
Deadprez: It seems like Santo Muerte is going to head back to the corner!
Gavin Kirkland: SANTO MUERTE CLOCKS LANCE BLACKFYRE IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! LANCE FALLS TO ONE KNEE AS SANTO STEPS BACK INSIDE THE RING AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF LANCE’S HEAD! THAT TAKES HIM AS HE FALLS STOMACH FIRST! OH MY GOD! SANTO HAS LANCE BY HIS RIGHT ARM! THE GROUNDED HAMMERLOCK AND INVERTED ARM BREAKER!
Santo Muerte (off-mic): No mercy.
Eve: HE JUST SNAPPED LANCE BLACKFYRE’S ARM BACK! THE OFFERING!! :damn:
Deadprez: Santo Muerte rolls underneath the bottom rope! He’s leaving! For the second week in a row, Lance Blackfyre is left high and dry by his tag team partners. Maybe, it’s him that’s the problem. :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva takes in Constance Blevins back into the match. Heavenly Hell exchanges smirks at each other. They’re left with the opportunity to do whatever the fuck they want with Lance! Heavenly Hell with a double dropkick to Lance Blackfyre! This takes the bigger man down! They follow that up with a double elbow drop to the chest of Lance! Constance Blevins goes for the cover!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! TH–
Eve: Lance Blackfyre manages to pick up Constance Blevins and lift her over his head! Minerva gets back into the ring as Heavenly Hell begins to stomp on Lance, making sure that he doesn’t get back up to his feet! Constance connects with a standing moonsault, but she makes sure that she knees Lance on the stomach as she lands! Minerva follows that up with a knee drop to Lance’s skull! Minerva begins to connect with some stiff knees to the skull of ‘Omen of Destruction.’
Deadprez: Minerva steps to her corner as Constance Blevins tags her partner back into the match!
Gavin Kirkland: It seems like Heavenly Hell won’t be able to go for any of their team finishers on Lance Blackfyre due to his size, but look at this! MINERVA IS GOING FOR A CATTLE MUTATION ON LANCE BLACKFYRE! OWL OF MINERVA! A MOVE DEDICATED TO HER PET OWL, CALIBOS! LANCE IS STRUGGLING WITH GETTING OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION MOVE! LANCE HAS BEEN PUT THROUGH A LOT TOWARDS THE ENDING OF THIS MATCH! SANTO MUERTE TOOK HIS ARM AND LEFT LANCE HIGH AND DRY! LANCE IS TRYING TO PICK UP MINERVA, BUT MINERVA IS DOING EVERYTHING IN HER POWER TO KEEP HIM DOWN!
Eve: LANCE BLACKFYRE MANAGES TO GET HIMSELF UP!!!!
Deadprez: NO! CONSTANCE BLEVINS IS HOLDING LANCE BLACKFYRE BY HIS LEGS, MAKING SURE THAT HE DOESN’T GET UP WHATSOEVER! LANCE IS TRYING TO SCRAMBLE OUT OF THIS MOVE, BUT HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO! MAN, I THINK THAT LANCE’S IS OUT! THE REFEREE DOESN’T EVEN NEED TO RAISE HIS ARM BECAUSE LANCE IS OUT! THIS MATCH IS OVER!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“No More” plays once again as Minerva is having quite a difficult time with releasing the move! The referee is needing to pull Minerva away from Lance Blackfyre as Constance Blevins gets her partner back up to her feet. The official hands Heavenly Hell their Unified Tag Team Championships as they get their arms raised, solidifying themselves as the winner.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH … THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… HEEEEEAAAAVEEEEENNNNNNNLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYY HEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Heavenly Hell picked up the victory two weeks before Under Siege! I think that was a fantastic message to send to The Visual Prophet and Drake King! Minerva made the freak of nature pass out! There’s no imagining what she and Constance Blevins would be able to do to Viz or Drake! :wow:
Eve: Lance Blackfyre and Santo Muerte had the match done, but it seems like Lance’s pride and ego got the best out of him! Santo had Minerva where he wanted, but it seems like Santo will take Lance’s snapped arm to El Rey, so I suppose, it’s fine. :lupe:
Deadprez: The Unified Tag Team Champions show no signs of stopping! There is nothing that can stand in their way!
(Commercial break for Under Siege featuring Cameron Ella Ava defending the Answers World Championship against Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier on the EAW Network in two weeks!)
(“Break the Chain” by Lupe Fiasco plays through the speakers as the crowd has a small, but positive reaction for Tobias Drakkenson, who has a big task ahead of him by going one-on-one against the PURE Champion. He has a focused look on his face and he’s more than ready for the task ahead of him.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM SHERWOOD, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND…WEIGHING IN 210 POUNDS… HE IS “THE MARVEL” … TOOOOBBBBBBBIIIIAAAAASSSSSSSSS DRRRRAAAAAKKKKKEEEENNNNSSSSOOOOOOONNNNNNNN!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Last week on Showdown, Tobias Drakkenson debuted going up against Shaker Jones, but he found the number’s game getting the best of him. However, he hopes that this week will be different; however, he’s going up against one of the best in Harlow Reichert.
Deadprez: Going from Shaker Jones to Harlow Reichert is not a step in the right direction for Tobias Drakkenson. They are giving him a tough opponent tonight as that woman has been going strong since the New Year began and by the looks of things, I don’t think that anyone is going to be stopping her.
Eve: Harlow Reichert is the champion for a reason and if Tobias wants to defeat her and maybe be considered for the gauntlet match, he is going to need to bring more to the table than her opponents have.
(“Break the Chain” fades as it’s replaced by “Eye of the Tiger” by New Found Glory. The EAW Universe gives a standing ovation for the PURE Champion herself who has the title on her waist. Harlow is loving the reception of the crowd as she seems silent, but confident.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND… SHE IS THE EAW PURE CHAMPION… “MISS CONSISTENCY AND RESILIENCY” … HARRRRRRRLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW REEEEEEIIIIICCCHHHHHEEEEEERRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!
Eve: There’s the dominant PURE Champion, who has given us one of the best reigns in such recent memory! Harlow Reichert has really set off on never denying anyone an opportunity at her championship! She allows all challengers to come and try to take the title off of her, but no one has been successful in doing that!
Gavin Kirkland: Thicclow. :heart_eyes:
Deadprez: :skip: Harlow Reichert has a huge task ahead of her going into Under Siege as she will take part in the PURE Championship Gauntlet Match! She’s starting the match at number one and it seems like a death sentence for that woman! Harlow has been amazing, but I don’t know about this match!
Gavin Kirkland: Never bet against Harlow, guys. That’s all I have to say. :wow:
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Harlow Reichert and Tobias Drakkenson circle around each other in the middle of the ring before going for a lock-up, but Tobias manages to get the champion in a standing side headlock! Tobias manages to connect with a snapmare on Harlow, who finds herself in a seated position. Tobias rebounds himself off the ropes before connecting with a dropkick to the back of Harlow’s head! Harlow falls to the side as Tobias goes for the cover! Looking to end this match early!
Gavin Kirkland: No! Thicclow manages to kick out in the early portion of this match up! Tobias Drakkenson begins to get Harlow Reichert in position for a reverse DDT; however, TOBIAS MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A SHARP ELBOW TO THE CHEST OF ‘MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN.’ MAN, THAT LOOKED HARSH AS TOBIAS FINDS HIMSELF ON TOP OF HARLOW AND THROWS SOME PUNCHES TOWARDS THE PURE CHAMPION’S FACE! HE PINS HER SHOULDERS TO THE MAT!
Deadprez: Harlow Reichert manages to get Tobias Drakkenson off of her as she slowly makes it to her feet! Tobias runs towards her, but is met with a nasty knife edge chop, which knocks Tobias back a bit! Tobias goes to Harlow again, but she connects with another knife edge chop as she slowly manages to make it completely up to her feet! This time, Tobias manages to stand still, but that doesn’t stop Harlow from connecting with another knife edge chop and another one and another one and another one! Harlow manages to back Tobias to the horizontal ropes as Harlow gets him by his arm and whips her to the opposite set of ropes! Tobias rebounds off of them! Harlow gets Tobias by his arm and connects with a hip toss! Tobias manages to fall to a seated position as Harlow follows that up with a back kick to the face!
Eve: Harlow Reichert is starting to get going in this match up! Harlow sees Tobias Drakkenson starting to get back into a seated position as the champion manages to connect with a sliding forearm to his face! Harlow goes for the cover!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: Tobias Drakkenson goes for the cover as Harlow Reichert gets Tobias by his arm and Irish whips him to the ropes! Harlow charges towards Tobias before connecting with a clothesline to the corner, but Tobias manages to move himself out of the way at the last second as Harlow goes crashing to the corner! Tobias rolls himself to his feet before running towards Harlow in the corner! TOBIAS WITH A VICIOUS KNEE STRIKE AS THE PURE CHAMPION EATS THE KNEE! HARLOW SEATS HERSELF ON THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE AT THE CORNER! TOBIAS BEGINS TO STOMP ON HER STOMACH! HE GETS HIS FOOT AND PRESSES IT AGAINST THE FACE OF THICCLOW! I DON’T THINK THAT PISSING OFF HARLOW IS THE SMARTEST THING FOR SOMEONE LIKE TOBIAS TO DO! SURE, HARLOW IS NORMALLY CALM IN THESE SITUATIONS, BUT LET IT FESTER ENOUGH AND SHE’LL BE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE!
Deadprez: TOBIAS DRAKKENSON JUST SLAPPED HARLOW REICHERT ACROSS THE CHEEK! :damn:
Eve: Now, he’s proceeding to egg on Harlow Reichert! We’re seeing a bit of that cocky side from Tobias Drakkenson, which we didn’t see last week with his match with Shaker Jones. Tobias is facing the PURE Champion one-on-one, getting the offense on her, must be a huge confidence boost for him, but he can’t allow himself to get cocky because that’s what cost men like him in the past. Harlow is one of the best wrestlers on the roster. She is the champion for a reason and she is going to need to win this match in order to send a message to all the competitors in the PURE Championship Gauntlet at Under Siege next weekend.
Gavin Kirkland: You have a point, Eve. Harlow Reichert has five other opponents to focus on next weekend. She enters the match as the first one and the pressure is going to be on her to perform the miracle of the century and retain. If Harlow can overcome this match, she may be one of the best PURE Champions in the history of this company! Thicclow manages to get to her feet and step forward from the corner she was previously in! Tobias is gesturing for Harlow to give everything that she has! But, Harlow isn’t running towards Tobias! No! The champion is gesturing for Tobias to give everything that he has! He is the one with something to prove in this match, not her!
Deadprez: It’s an interesting approach from the champion! She is not accepting defeat going into this match! Tobias Drakkenson is the first one to make a move as he charges towards the champion with a clothesline, bUT HARLOW REICHERT MANAGES TO TOBIAS HIM BY ARM BEFORE GETTING HERSELF IN A CRUCIFIX POSITION ON HIS BACK BEFORE ROLLING HIM UP! HARLOW LOOKING TO GET A QUICK VICTORY HERE!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Eve: No! Tobias Drakkenson manages to roll out of the crucifix roll up as the two Elitists meet up to their feet! Harlow Reichert runs towards Tobias, but Tobias manages to side kick Harlow in the stomach as she bends down in response! Tobias follows that up with a cross arm breaker on the PURE Champion! Nice submission move by Tobias as Harlow seems to find herself in a bit of trouble at the moment! I would recommend her to get one of her feet on the bottom rope!
Gavin Kirkland: You give wonderful advice, Eve! Harlow Reichert has her foot on the bottom rope as the referee goes for the count, but Tobias Drakkenson manages to release the cross arm breaker on the champion! Tobias is up to his feet as Harlow gets to her feet, BUT TOBIAS RUSHES TOWARDS HARLOW WITH A NASTY BOOT KICK AS THAT TAKES HER DOWN TO ONE KNEE! TOBIAS BEGINS TO THROW SOME FISTS TO HARLOW’S BACK, TRYING TO GET HER DOWN EVEN MORE! TOBIAS IS GOING A BIT HAYWIRE WITH THOSE FISTS! HE MANAGES TO GRAB HARLOW AGGRESSIVELY BY HER HAIR AND THROWS HER HEADFIRST AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE! TOBIAS GETS HARLOW BY HER HEAD AGAINST BEFORE THROWING HER AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! Tobias throws Harlow headfirst against the turnbuckle one last time before she falls down to one knee! Tobias gets Harlow and throws her through the middle ropes as she goes outside! This looks like it could be trouble, Eve and Deadprez! :lupe:
Deadprez: TOBIAS DRAKKENSON FROM THE TOP ROPE! HIS BODY IS SHIFTED TOWARDS HARLOW REICHERT AS TOBIAS FROM THE TOP ROPE! CROSSBODY ONTO HARLOW! Both of the Elitists are down for the moment; however, it seems like Tobias is the first one to get to his feet! Meanwhile, it seems like Harlow is struggling to get into an all-fours position! Harlow is trying to muster some strength to continue on with this match! It’s not like Harlow to throw this match away and against someone, who is considered a newcomer in this company! HARLOW MAKES IT TO AN ALL-FOURS POSITION AS TOBIAS RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A SHURIKEN KICK — DIVE BY KICK TO HARLOW’S TEMPLE AS THAT KNOCKS HER TO HER BACK! TOBIAS GETS HARLOW UP BY HER HEAD AND SLAMS HER HEAD ON THE EDGE OF THE APRON AS HARLOW FALLS BACK IN RESPONSE! Tobias gets Harlow by her arm and looks to whip Harlow stomach first against the edge of the apron! Harlow launches forward —
Eve: Harlow Reichert manages to jump on top of the apron! I have no idea how Harlow was able to do that, but Tobias Drakkenson rushes towards Harlow, BUT HARLOW FROM THE TOP OF THE APRON — ATONEMENT! BACKFLIP DDT TO TOBIAS AS HE FALLS TO HIS BACK! HARLOW REICHERT GETS BACK TO HER FEET AS SHE IS FEEDING OFF THE ENERGY OF THE CROWD TO KEEP HER GOING IN THIS MATCH! ‘Miss No Fucks Given’ has been the face of pure wrestling since Road to Redemption and no one is going to change that! Harlow manages to get Tobias and rolls him underneath the ring! Harlow slides underneath the bottom rope and goes for the cover on Tobias! This match could be all over!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Tobias Drakkenson manages to get a shoulder up! Harlow Reichert gets to her knees and puts her hands on her hips, wondering what she is going to do next! Harlow doesn’t seem too frustrated at the moment. She seems quite confident that she’ll be able to win this match! Harlow gets Tobias back to a vertical base and pushes him against the horizontal set of ropes! TOBIAS IS MET WITH A BRUTAL KNEE STRIKE THANKS TO THE PURE CHAMPION! WE ARE GOING TO SEE HARLOW EXECUTE THE MOVE THAT WON HER THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION! IT’S THE SAME MOVE IN WHICH SHE MADE LUCAS JOHNSON SUBMIT TOO LAST WEEK! LES MISERABLES! THE SO-CALLED “TWISTER” IF YOU WANNA GET TECHNICAL!
Deadprez: Tobias Drakkenson saw that Harlow Reichert was going to go with the move and manages to clutch to the ropes before Harlow can execute the next portion of the move! Harlow runs towards Tobias, but Tobias throws her over the top rope! Harlow manages to land on the apron as Tobias turns himself around! Tobias connects with a forearm to the face of the champion, BUT HARLOW DUCKS THE FOREARM BEFORE PULLING DOWN THE TOP ROPE AND CONNECTING WITH A PELE KICK TO TOBIAS’ FACE! TOBIAS STUMBLES BACK AS HARLOW SPRINGBOARDS FROM THE TOP ROPE AND CONNECTS WITH A FLYING FOREARM SMASH! TOBIAS EATS THE FOREARM AS HE FALLS TO THE GROUND! HARLOW IS STALKING TOBIAS BACK TO HIS FEET BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS THE NEWCOMER WITH A LEAPING CLOTHESLINE! TOBIAS MAKES IT BACK TO HIS FEET AGAIN, BUT MEETS ANOTHER LEAPING CLOTHESLINE BY THE PURE CHAMPION!
Eve: Tobias Drakkenson manages to get to a vertical base as Harlow Reichert manages to connect with a side kick that gets him down to one knee! Tobias slowly tries to rise back to his feet, but Harlow rushes towards Tobias with a flying knee strike as that seems to take him back, BUT HARLOW MANAGES TO FOLLOW THE FLYING KNEE WITH THE “TWISTER” — LES MISERABLES IS CONNECTED! HARLOW HAS LES MISERABLES LOCKED IN AS TOBIAS DRAKKENSON HAS NOWHERE TO GO AT THE MOMENT!
Gavin Kirkland: Tobias Drakkenson is in trouble at the moment! Does he seem to be in conflict with what to do? Should he look for a way to counter this move? Should he just give up and live to wrestle another day? It seems like Harlow has Tobias trapped at the moment, but Tobias is struggling to get himself out of the move! Tobis manages to get Harlow’s shoulders pin to the ground!
Deadprez: But, Harlow Reichert could sense what Tobias Drakkenson is trying to do! He has nowhere to go!
Eve: TOBIAS DRAKKENSON TAPS OUT! HE COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Eye of the Tiger” plays through the speakers as Harlow Reichert gets on her knees and grins due to getting herself another victory. The official hands Harlow the PURE Championship as she slowly gets to her feet as she raises the title with one hand while the official raises her other hand.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…THE EAW PURE CHAMPION…HARRRRRLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOWWWWWWW REEEEEIIIIIICCCCHHHHEEEEERRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTT!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow Reichert with another victory two weeks before Under Siege! If Harlow manages to do what she did tonight and that’s overcome the five other competitors that stand in her way, it’s safe to say that there’s going to be no one that is able to stop her from becoming one of the best PURE Champions that we’ve ever seen in this company!
Deadprez: I’m hoping that Lucas Johnson and the four other competitors in this match look at this match as close as possible because it’s going to take a lot to put this woman down!
Eve: I wouldn’t be opposed to Harlow Reichert continuing her reign at Under Siege! All of these matches have been amazing to watch! :wow:
(The scene pans into Alexis Chambers doing some arm stretches before her big Number One Contenders Match — one of the most important matches in the young woman’s career so far. Alexis is already for her ring gear as she has a focused look on her face. As much as she may respect Harper Lee, she wants nothing more than to win the match and face Raven Roberts at Under Siege. An opportunity at the Universal Women’s Champion doesn’t always come to a newcomer like Alexis; however, she plans to make the most of this opportunity and that means winning.)
???: Are you ready for your big match?
(Alexis Chambers rolls her eyes at the sound of the masculine voice. Jake Smith enters the camera shot with a shit-eating smirk on his face. Alexis stops her stretching in order to give the former PURE Champion some of her time.)
Alexis Chambers: May I help you? I’m kind of busy.
Jake Smith: No need to get feisty with me, Alexis. I only wanted to stop by and show you some support. I mean, it’s the most important match of your career so far and if you fuck this opportunity up, you’ll probably won’t get another one.
Alexis Chambers: How is hearing this shit supposed to be helpful?
Jake Smith: Hey! I just wanted to give you some advice for your match against Harper. Harper is an amazing competitor; however, I think you have a clear shot of defeating her. Last week, the two of you looked amazing in the ring and there’s no doubt that the two of you would be amazing with the opportunity with the Universal Women’s Championship. Also, I would love to be one of the reasons why you prove Terry wrong. :mjgrin:
(Alexis Chambers’ interest looks like it peaked at the sound of her brother’s name.)
Alexis Chambers: Okay, I’m listening.
Jake Smith: You aren’t your brother, Alexis. I don’t see you going five years without a championship to your name. If there is someone in that family that doesn’t suck, it’s probably you. No, I am not going to solve your sad, little family problems, but I am going to tell you the shit that you need to hear. You’re not entitled to your little attitude around here. You talk like someone who has been here two years instead of two months. You might as well be Terry Chambers in a wig —
Alexis Chambers: Go.
Jake Smith: I’m not done here. I’m here to tell you that I don’t want you to go down the same path as Terry was on Voltage. Yeah, Season 12 ended with him as Interwire Champion, but it wasn’t long until the beautiful specimen, a wonderful woman, a woman that no other woman on this company can compare too… :drool:
Alexis Chambers: Jake.
Jake Smith: My point is — I don’t like you, but I would hate the idea of you ending up like your brother. If there’s anything, I know a thing or two about making an immediate impact on this brand.
Alexis Chambers: Yeah, you kinda attacked and kidnapped Terry last season.
Jake Smith: Are we still on that? :wtf: Look, Alexis, what does he want me to do? Apologize? Send a fruit basket? He’s not dead, right? I hear him and Drake are drinking buddies now, so that’s water under the bridge. Besides, I wasn’t talking about that, but how I was traded from Dynasty, came to Showdown and just a few weeks later, I became PURE Champion. That’s the immediate impact I was talking about. Alexis, I am trying to give you the benefit of the doubt. I have since your arrival on this brand, but you need to work with me right now. Right now, you have only one victory to your name. The loss against me just proved that you have a long way to go before believing that you have what it takes to clash against someone in my level and that may probably mean for someone like Raven if you win this match. You need to pick up the slack, Alexis or this roster is going to eat you alive. You and Harper have been wrestling for around the same time, so there’s no woman with an edge over another; however, your disadvantage could be that you let your emotions get the best of you. You have that Chambers temper and you need to be careful because I do believe that Harper is a bit calmer and relaxed than you in the ring. :lupe:
Alexis Chambers: …Yeah, you’re probably right about that. I didn’t need you to point that out though. I already have pressure on me to defeat Harper and become the Universal Women’s Champion. I’m more than willing to get out of my brother’s shadow. Going into this company, I knew it was going to be a stigma with me — Terry Chambers’ little sister and I hate the sound of that. I don’t think you’re doing any favors for yourself by constantly mentioning his name in front of me, Jake. You should be thankful that I didn’t knock you down on your ass because I’m more focused on my match up next. I hope that a mistake you don’t continue to make is by categorizing me and Terry in the same group. By going to Under Siege and becoming Universal Women’s Champion, people will begin to refer to me as Alexis Chambers. Not Terry Chambers’ younger sister. Not someone who got their ass handed to them by Jake Smith in her second match in the company but was one of the best and fastest rising stars on this brand. Now if you excuse me, I really have to get my match.
Jake Smith: Well, good luck then?
Alexis Chambers: Did you wish me good luck?
Jake Smith: Yeah, keep talking to me and I’ll take my ‘good luck’ back.
(Alexis Chambers rolls her eyes before walking away from the camera shot. Jake Smith looks at the direction she walked at with a huge grin on his face.)
???: Was that your shitty attempt at flirting?
(Jake Smith turns a round to face Lance Blackfyre, standing all intimidating and what not. He has his right arm wrapped around with some tap since Santo Muerte did snap his arm back in the tag team match. The giant cracks a smile, not believing the confrontation that he had seen with Jake and Alexis. Despite things not going well in his tag team match, it seems like he’s moved on from it. Jake has his guard up, prepared to fight if anything goes wrong.)
Jake Smith: It’s not nice to eavesdrop.
Lance Blackfyre: I don’t get why you would waste your time on a bitch that couldn’t even be useful to me during our tag team match last week?
Jake Smith: Do you blame her? You haven’t proven to be the easiest person to get along with. I mean, with Alexis leaving you last week and then, Santo Muerte leaving you just earlier tonight. Man, tag team matches aren’t your thing, huh?
Lance Blackfyre: Not my fault that I didn’t give a fuck about the match last week. Why would I give a fuck about a match consisting of you and one broad while I team with another broad? The only positive of the match was kicking ass and most importantly, it was kicking your ass. As for this week, it doesn’t shock me that Santo Muerte couldn’t do anything right. He was incompetent, to begin with. It pisses me off that I was left off this week’s show so that you can finally get your first main event match on Showdown. I would have loved nothing more than to drag The ILLIONAIRES’ by their dicks across the ring. The main event has no bitch or whore insight. The main event with men like it’s supposed to be and I’m not in the match? Nothing more than the crooked bullshit that this brand is made of. All three of the champions on this brand are held by WOMEN and I couldn’t stand for that any longer. When are nice to look and that’s their only purpose going into the match. I’m not standing for that bullshit any longer. I knew I had to get one of these women away from the titles and as of last week’s announcement, I knew which one to go after.
Jake Smith: What’s that exactly?
Lance Blackfyre: The PURE Championship. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t give a fuck about the title, but if it means one less broad is holding all the gold here on Showdown, then I will be more than honored to begin this so-called ‘domino effect’ and if we’re lucky, Dynasty and Voltage will follow suit. I just went to Jenny Punk about letting me into the PURE Gauntlet and she loved the idea. You sweet talk that broad and she’s putty in your hands. Women are so gullible. You sweet talk them and say the right things, they’ll do what you want.
Jake Smith: Good for you, Lance! You’re making your own opportunities! It seems like my days with the PURE Championship are over, but good luck in your future endeavors. Meanwhile, I got to prepare for my MAIN EVENT match later tonight. I can’t stand and talk to you. I got BIGGER and BETTER things ahead of me. Goodbye.
(Jake Smith slaps the chest of Lance Blackfyre with the back of his hand, casually, but it turned out to be painful for Jake, who almost yelps in pain, but keeps a brave and casual smile before walking away from the scene. The last glimpse of the scene is Lance who shakes his head, looking at the direction Jake left in.)
(Commercial break for Under Siege as Heavenly Hell will defend the Unified Tag Team Championships against The Visual Prophet and Drake King on the EAW Network in two weeks!)
( Showdown returns from commercial break as it pans to Gina, who is standing in the middle ring. She flashes a smile to the camera and raises up the microphone.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Gina Romano: AND IT’S A NUMBER ONE CONTENDER’S MATCH FOR THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
(“Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons begins to play and the crowd starts to cheer.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN… WEIGHING IN AT 117 POUNDS… PLEASE WELCOME, ALEXIS CHAMBERS!
(Alexis burst onto the stage full of fire and energy, and begins to make her way to the ring.)
Eve: Tonight brings two relative newcomers to the EAW forefront. Either Alexis Chambers or Harper Lee will find herself competing against Raven Roberts for the Universal Women’s Championship in two weeks at Under Siege.
Deadprez: It’s a huge opportunity for either woman at this early stage in their career, but this will be Alexis’ first chance at something of this magnitude. We have seen Harper compete for a championship already, and do so quite valiantly, but this will give us our first real chance to see what Alexis Chambers is made of. She has to be feeling the pressure, or at least be feeling a little nervous, and I’m curious to see how she handles a match like this.
Gavin Kirkland: She might not be blonde, but I’ll gladly help her release the tension if she’s feeling it right now :D.
(Alexis gets into the ring and gets set for the match. Her face doesn’t betray her emotions or nerves, but she does bounce from one foot to the other to keep herself warmed up. Her music fades out and is soon replaced by “Debate Scrum” by Masafumi Takada.)
Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA… WEIGHING IN AT 118 POUNDS… PLEASE WELCOME, HARPER LEE!!!!
(All smiles as she walks out, Harper takes a moment to acknowledge the crowd. They embrace the bubbly blonde, and Harper begins to make her way down to the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: :mjlit: Dat ass tho :noah:
Eve: From the second she showed out in the Extreme Enigma Battle Royal back at Road to Redemption, experts have been saying Harper Lee is a future world champion. Tonight she has a chance to get one step closer to fulfilling that prophecy. Harper has already proven she’s a big match competitor, and there’s no reason to believe she won’t win this match tonight.
Deadprez: I won’t count Alexis out, but she is going to have to dig deep if she wants to get one up on Harper. This woman is good, and in a few years she could very well become of the all-time greats.
(Harper gets into the ring and sheds her ring coat and whatnot. The referee checks with both women to make sure they’re ready and then calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Crowd: BOTH THESE GIRLS! BOTH THESE GIRLS! BOTH THESE GIRLS!
Gavin Kirkland: I mean, I prefer Harper because she’s blonde, but I ain’t about to discriminate against Alexis Chambers :mjlit: She’s little and I bet she’s tight.
Deadprez: Both women shake hands and immediately start circling one another! It’s Harper who goes for the collar-and-elbow tie up, and she is able to muscle Alexis back into the corner. The referee calls for a break and Harper keeps it clean. Alexis pushes herself out of the corner and once again, both women circle one another.
Eve: This is a huge match for both Harper Lee and Alexis Chambers. As you know, the winner will go to Under Siege and face off against Raven Roberts for the Universal Women’s Championship. Harper has had a championship shot before, taking part in Harlow Reichert’s PURE Championship Invitational. She came up short, but it took a monumental effort on Harlow’s part to put Harper away.
Gavin Kirkland: As for Alexis, this marks her first chance to earn a title opportunity and no doubt she’s going to be hungry tonight.
Eve: Harper and Alexis jostle back and forth for position once again. It’s Alexis who manages to wrap Harper in a side headlock and she attempts to bring Harper down to the mat. Harper blocks the takedown and nails Alexis in the gut with an elbow. Alexis releases the headlock and Harper immediately rushes the ropes! She looks for a clothesline but Alexis drops into a backbend in order to avoid it! Harper hits the opposite set of ropes and hooks her arms, while Alexis is back up! Alexis runs for Harper and looks to take her over the top, but Harper lifts her up and dumps her on the apron!
Gavin Kirkland: Alexis lands on her feet and she nails Harper in the back of the head with a forearm! Alexis uses the ropes to springboard herself back into the ring and she takes Harper down with a diving hurricanrana! Alexis immediately crawls towards Harper and goes for the cover!
Deadprez: Harper kicks out!
Eve: Alexis pulls Harper up and looks for another side headlock! Harper has the presence of mind to drop down to a knee and she hooks Alexis’ leg! She pulls Alexis to the mat and looks for a front facelock! Alexis is quick to maneuver around and lock her arms around Harper’s waist. She forces Harper onto her back for a quick cover!
Deadprez: Harper kicks her legs up and catches Alexis in a headscissors. Alexis flips backwards and slips out, returning to her feet! Harper is up as well and it’s Alexis who charges forward with a forearm! Harper blocks the shot, and levels Alexis with a solid right hand to the jaw! Alexis stumbles back and Harper leaps at Alexis and wraps her in a side headlock! Harper runs forward, jumps on the ropes, and brings Alexis down with a springboard bulldog! Harper elects not to go for the cover and she’s back up! Quick as a cat, Harper runs the ropes and uses the momentum to hit a somersault leg drop! Wow! Harper stays in position and hooks the leg!
Eve: Alexis kicks out!
Gavin Kirkland: Harper is back up and she helps Alexis up as well! Harper throws a kick, but Alexis is able to catch it! She spins Harper around and knocks her down with a clothesline! Alexis picks up Harper, but Harper fights back, nailing Alexis with rapid punches to the stomach! Alexis is forced back and Harper lunges for the legs and drives Alexis back into the corner! Harper unleashes a series of precise kicks that connect with Alexis’ thighs and ribcage! Harper pulls Alexis out of the corner and drops her with a drop toehold! Harper follows up with a double footstomp to the back! Harper moves behind Alexis and wraps her up in a camel clutch submission!
Eve: Alexis reaches for the ropes but she’s not close enough! The referee is asking Alexis if she wants to quit, but she shakes her head! Harper maintains control of the camel clutch, but Alexis is digging deep and hanging on. She is showing a lot of stubborness right now, and a lot of grit, and I’m not surprised about that. Despite her lack of experience, Alexis Chambers is very talented and has a hell of a future ahead of her.
Gavin Kirkland: Harper releases the submission and immediately drops an axe-handle to the lower back of Alexis! She helps Alexis up and Alexis shoves her back. The two women eye one another and this time it’s Alexis who dives at Harper! Harper side steps her, but Alexis is quick to turn around and grab Harper from behind! She pushes Harper chest first into the ropes and rolls her up from behind! Harper rolls through and is quickly up! Dropkick! No! Alexis brushes it off and grabs Harper by the hair! She rams her shoulder first into the ringpost! Alexis grabs Harper and brings her into a sitting position with a snapmare! Harper is in a sitting position and Alexis lights her up kicks to the back! Alexis runs the ropes and comes back with a basement style dropkick to the shoulder! Alexis goes for an armbar, but Harper quickly gets her foot on the rope!
Eve: Clean break from Alexis, but she goes right back to work. She keeps Harper grounded and begins working over that shoulder. Harper is reaching for the ropes once again, but Alexis drags her back towards the center of the ring. She looks to slip a crossface on Harper, but Harper is able to reach behind and hook Alexis around the neck! She brings her down to the mat, but Alexis is able to work herself free before Harper can do anything!
Deadprez: Both women are back up now, and it’s Alexis who nails Harper right in the face with a huge forearm shot! Harper fires back with a strike that catches Alexis in the side of the head and follows up with a sharp kick to the thigh! That brings Alexis to a knee, but she slams her first into Harper’s stomach! Harper retaliates with an elbow to the head and she grabs Alexis by the neck. Alexis with two quick shots to Harper’s ribs! Alexis hooks the tights and goes for a snap suplex, but Harper blocks! She hammers away on Alexis’ back and gets free, and that allows Harper to drive her knee into Alexis’ face!
Gavin Kirkland: That knocks Alexis back and Harper quickly snatches her up and throws her into the turnbuckles with an exploder suplex! The back of Alexis’ head slams into the bottom turnbuckle and Harper pulls her out of the corner by her legs! Harper drops down for the cover!
Eve: Alexis kicks out!
Gavin Kirkland: Harper mounts Alexis :mjlit: and starts throwing stiff right hands to Alexis’ jaw! Alexis tries to fend her off, but Harper follows up with a forearm shot and pulls Alexis up! She hits her with a nice looking uppercut, takes control of the wrist, and looks for a takedown, but Alexis is able to roll through that wristlock and gain control of the match! She wrenches Harper’s arm back, but Harper works her way free! Harper grabs for Alexis’s head, but Alexis catches her with an elbow, slips behind Harper, AND SHE BRINGS HER DOWN WITH A BACKSTABBER!!!
Deadprez: Alexis looks to go high risk right now! She climbs to the top and gets herself set up for ‘Heart Stopper’!!! Alexis flies, looking for the elevated moonsault BUT HARPER GETS HER KNEES UP! Alexis rolls to the side, clutching her stomach, and Harper is able to recover and push herself back up! She grabs Alexis by the hair, but Alexis catches Harper with a kick to the shin! Alexis fires off another kick! This one connects with the thigh! Alexis strikes again, and nails Harper right in the stomach, and she’s backing up now… SUPERKICK! LIGHTS OUT TO HARPER LEE!!! ALEXIS FALLS ON TOP OF HARPER AND HOOKS THE LEG!!!!
Eve: NO! HARPER KICKS OUT!!! Both of these women want nothing more than to go to Under Siege and compete for the Universal Women’s Championship! Raven Roberts has been a dominant champion since using her Cash in the Vault briefcase to take that belt off of Kassidy Heart back in October! No one has been able to wrestle the belt from Raven, but could one of these women do it?
Gavin Kirkland: I got the blonde! Come on Harper! You might be a butterface, but at least you got a bangin’ bod!
Eve: HARPER IS TRYING TO GET UP BUT ALEXIS HOOKS HER OWN LEG AROUND HARPER AND GRABS FOR THE ARM! ‘WELCOME TO YOUR NIGHTMARE’ LOCKED IN! HARPER LETS OUT A SHRIEK! ALEXIS GOING FOR THE SUBMISSION WIN RIGHT NOW! HARPER IS SOMEHOW WORKING HER OTHER ARM UNDER ALEXIS’ LEG AND TRYING TO DISRUPT THE MOMENTUM! I DON’T THINK ALEXIS HAD HER LEG FULLY LOCKED AROUND HARPER!
Deadprez: ALEXIS LETS GO BUT SHE IMMEDIATELY STOMPS ON HARPER’S ARM! The damage may have been done, guys! Harper Lee looks to be in a lot of pain right now! Alexis is sizing her up, and Harper sees that, and she immediately rolls to the outside of the ring! That was smart thinking on Harper’s part!
Gavin Kirkland: I DON’T THINK ALEXIS WANTS TO BACK OFF! SHE RUNS AND DIVES THROUGH THE ROPES! SUICIDE DIVE CONNECTS ON HARPER LEE AND ALEXIS STARTS THROWING RIGHTS AND LEFTS! SHE IS POUNDING AWAY ON HARPER RIGHT NOW, DOING EVERYTHING SHE CAN TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY SHE’S BEEN GIVEN! ALEXIS SLAMS HER FIST DOWN ON HARPER ONE LAST TIME AND PULLS HER UP! SHE SLAMS HARPER’S FACE OFF THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING AND RAMS HER FACE FIRST INTO THE LED RINGPOST! HARPER IS DOWN ON THE MAT AND ALEXIS IS STOMPING ON HER HEAD NOW! SHE PULLS HARPER UP BY THE HAIR AND ROLLS HER BACK INTO THE RING! ALEXIS GOES BACK TO THE TOP ROPE AND I THINK SHE IS GOING TO TRY FOR THE MOONSAULT AGAIN!!!
Deadprez: THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT SHE’S DOING, GAVIN! ALEXIS CHAMBERS IS LOOKING TO PUT THIS MATCH AWAY RIGHT NOW! SHE TAKES A DEEP BREATH AND FLIES!!!! AND THIS TIME SHE CONNECTS! ‘HEART STOPPER’ IS SUCCESSFUL AND ALEXIS IS GOING FOR THE PIN!!!!
Eve: HARPER KICKS OUT RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE COUNT! ALEXIS CAN’T BELIEVE IT! SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD THE MATCH WON! THE ROOKIE SEEMS TO BE THINKING OF HER NEXT MOVE BUT SHE’S TAKING TOO MUCH TIME! ALEXIS TRIES TO GET UP BUT HARPER PULLS HER DOWN BY THE HAIR AND ROLLS HER INTO A SMALL PACKAGE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: ALEXIS BREAKS FREE!!! THIS MATCH IS STILL GOING AND BOTH WOMEN QUICKLY SCRAMBLE TO THEIR FEET! ALEXIS LOOKS FOR A LARIAT BUT HARPER RUNS UNDERNEATH HER AND HITS THE ROPES! SHE FLIES BACK AT ALEXIS BUT ALEXIS CATCHES HER AND BRINGS HER DOWN WITH A SNAP SUPLEX! ALEXIS LOOKS FOR ‘WELCOME TO YOUR NIGHTMARE’ ONCE AGAIN BUT HARPER QUICKLY GETS HER LEGS AROUND ALEXIS AND TRANSITIONS INTO A TRIANGLE CHOKE! ALEXIS QUICKLY KICKS HER LEGS OUT, HOPING FOR THE BEST, AND SHE ENDS UP WITH HER FEET UNDERNEATH THE ROPES! THE REFEREE HAS TO FORCE HARPER TO BREAK THE CHOKE AND ALEXIS QUICKLY ROLLS TO THE ROPES! SHE GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE BUT HARPER IS UP! SHE PULLS ALEXIS OFF THE ROPES AND LOOKS FOR AN ANKLE LOCK! ALEXIS BOOTS HER AWAY WITH HER FREE FOOT! HARPER LOSES HER FOOTING AND ALEXIS CLIPS HER IN THE KNEE! HARPER TUMBLES TO THE MAT AND ALEXIS LOOKS FOR A CROSSFACE! HARPER CONTINUES TO FIND A WAY TO WIGGLE OUT OF THIS HOLDS AND SHE GETS FREE!
Eve: BUT ALEXIS IS UP FIRST! SHE LOOKS FOR ‘FOH’ BUT THE SHINING WIZARD MISSES!!! ALEXIS MANAGES TO STOP HER MOMENTUM BEFORE SHE CRASHES INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!! SHE LOOKS BEHIND HER AND SEES THAT HARPER IS COMING FOR HER AND SHE THROWS AN ELBOW, WHICH CONNECTS WITH HARPER’S HEAD! HARPER FALLS BACK AND ALEXIS SCRAMBLES UP THE ROPES BUT WAIT! HARPER CLIMBS UP BEHIND HER!!! :lupe:!!!!
Deadprez: HARPER LOCKS HER ARMS AROUND ALEXIS’ WAIST AND SHE TRIES TO GERMAN SUPLEX HER OFF THE TURNBUCKLES!!! ALEXIS HANGS ON AND HARPER BEGINS TO HIT HER IN THE BACK OF THE NECK AND HEAD WITH FOREARMS! ALEXIS CONTINUES TO HANG ON TO THE ROPES BUT SHE FINALLY LETS GO WITH ONE HAND AND NAILS HARPER IN THE TEMPLE WITH SEVERAL FIERCE ELBOWS! HARPER FALLS TO THE MAT AND ALEXIS HEAVES A SIGH OF RELIEF!
Gavin Kirkland: HARPER JUST KIPPED UP AND SPRINTED TO THE ROPES! SHE LEAPS UP, GRABS ALEXIS BY THE WAIST, AND GERMAN SUPLEXES HER OFF THE TOP! HARPER IS HANGING ON AND THE REFEREE IS COUNTING!!!!
Eve: WAIT! BOTH OF THEIR SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: Now hold on…
(The referee sees both women have their shoulders down on the mat and a look of confusion crosses his face. He just counted a pinfall and called for the bell, but there’s no clear winner of the match.)
Gavin Kirkland: This dufus just counted a double pin. What the fuck happens now?
(The crowd is just as puzzled as everyone else seems to be, and both Alexis and Harper have separated from one another and are trying to figure out what just happened. The referee is speaking with the timekeeper, and Gina, and the fans start to murmur as Jenny Punk comes down to the ring area. That gets Harper and Alexis involved and everyone seems to be arguing over who really won the match.)
Deadprez: I really don’t know what there is to argue about. The match clearly ended in a double pin.
Eve: I think you’re right and that seems to be what the referee is explaining to Jenny. He knows he made a mistake by counting the pinfall and calling for the bell, but he doesn’t seem to be reversing the decision. Jenny looks pretty annoyed by the situation and she just threw her hands up.
(Jenny turns her back to the commentary team so she can speak to Gina. Gina is seen mouthing the words ‘are you sure’, and Jenny nods.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, as a result of the double pin, Showdown General Manager, Jenny Punk, has declared this match a draw! As a result, Harper Lee and Alexis Chambers will BOTH receive a Universal Women’s Championship shot at Under Siege!
Gavin Kirkland: :damn:!!!! A triple threat match!
Eve: Holy crap! Raven Roberts will be defending her championship against both of them!
(Harper and Alexis exchange looks with one another and both just shrug their shoulders. They shake hands and take their leave, both having earned the thing they wanted; a shot at the Universal Women’s Championship.)
(The scene fades into The ILLIONAIRES in their own personal locker room as they’re duct taping their wrists for their main event match, which is up next. Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier look focused as they’re sitting on a couch. Meanwhile, Shaker Jones stands in front of them with a pumped-up look on his face. Finally, his time has arrived, where he gets to hype up The ILLIONAIRES for their match.)
Shaker Jones: Okay boys, your match is up next. In the recent matches for The ILLIONAIRES, thing haven’t looked so hot for the two of you —
Ahren Fournier: Forget about the past, Shaker. We’re focused on the future and that future consists of me becoming the GOAT Answers World Champion.
Chris Elite: Or me becoming Answers World Champion.
Ahren Fournier: Christopher, let’s face it — as long as one of us walks out with the Answers World Champion, it’s going to be fine. It’s going to be a step in the right direction for both of us.
Chris Elite: You right, you right. After we get that Answers World Championship, we can get those Unified Tag Team Championships. I’m going to be a double champ.
Ahren Fournier: Omg, I’m gonna be a double champion. :wow:
Shaker Jones: Wait…what?
Chris Elite: You heard us, Shaker. We’re gonna win that match at Under Siege.
Shaker Jones: Is it possible —
Ahren Fournier: Omg, Shaker. I got no time to do all of this thinking. Chris and I need to be in the zone before going to our match. You are right about something, we’ve been on the losing end in this tag team matches and we can’t let that happen again. We need to win this match against Drake Smith and Jordan Payne or whoever.
Shaker Jones: Jake Smith and Xander Payne.
Chris Elite: I prefer to call them Fat Bastard and Drake King if he was edgy and actually cursed.
Ahren Fournier: That’s a good one!
Shaker Jones: You two have this match in the bag. We’ve been looking at your previous matches and getting to the bottom of things. Like you guys have helped me with building me up these past few weeks, I want to return the favor and let you know that I got your back in case I’m needed tonight.
Chris Elite: I appreciate the offer, man. But, I’m gonna need you to hold down the fort with the Bozos tonight. I think with Cameron on commentary and factors like Ryan Adams lurking around, ready to attack the Fat Bastard, I think we may have the situation taken care of. If things get out of control ringside, you’re gonna have Ty that’s gonna be tempted to go out there and try to help us out. Please don’t let him do any dumb white boy shit while we’re gone.
Ahren Fournier: And make sure that you don’t interrupt Jennipurr during her catnap. If she gets less than two hours of sleep, she becomes a grumpy kitty.
Shaker Jones: I almost feel like a babysitter.
Chris Elite: Shaker, you gotta learn to pay your dues. You’ll get your time next to us. We plan to get you a slow climb to the top. Slow and steady wins the race or whatever dumb shit that you were told as a child. I see the work that you’ve been putting in these past few weeks. I saw how you utilized the Bozos last week. Do you see what happens when you utilize them? You begin to win matches. You begin to feel the sweet payday. Eventually, you won’t be known as anyone’s stepping stone. Don’t you hate that feeling about being people’s stepping stone, Shaker? That was me for several years as I watched people who liked anime and all that weeb shit get the opportunities that I deserved. That’s not going to happen to you any longer.
Ahren Fournier: Christopher, The ILLIONAIRES is what EAW needs NOW! Despite our losses, we remain the hottest talents in this company. There is no one else that can touch us in the ring! We’re so good, Fire and Ice needed to use their lame finishers and signature moves in order to put Chris down. That’s something that they never did before. Some loser like Ryan Wilson wouldn’t have been able to pin me without Rex McAllister getting himself involved in the match and taking Chris out of the equation.
Chris Elite: Let’s not forget the Twilight bitches. They managed to keep us down long enough to unhook those tag titles at Road to Redemption. If anything, there hasn’t been a team that has been able to defeat The ILLIONAIRES CLEANLY.
Shaker Jones: Think of the positives, boys. Don’t let the negativity get the best of you. There’s going to be people who try to point out the flaws with this team, but there is none with the two of you. You two are two of the best Elitists on this brand. One of you will make a great Answers World Champion. After that, there’s no way that Jenny can deny you another opportunity at the Unified Tag Team Championships. First the Answers World Championship, then the Unified Tag Team Championships…
Ahren Fournier: Might as well collect all the titles and go after the PURE Championship. :thinking:
Chris Elite: Honestly, once we capture the Answers World Championship, what is going to stop us from accomplishing everything that we set our minds too?
Shaker Jones: Okay, your match is in a few minutes. It’s time to get the two of you to guerrilla. I wish you good luck, but I don’t think you guys need it. :lupe:
Ahren Fournier: I’ll take one good luck. Just to be safe.
Chris Elite: :skip:
Ahren Fournier: You never know, Chris. We haven’t been doing so well in these tag team matches. We could use some luck.
Shaker Jones: Well, alright, good luck, Ahren.
Ahren Fournier: Thank you, Shaker.
Chris Elite: ight, let’s head out.
(The ILLIONAIRES and Shaker Jones exit out from the dressing room.)
Gavin Kirkland (in the background): COMING UP NEXT, THE ILLIONAIRES LOOK TO GET THEIR WELL-NEEDED WIN AGAINST XANDER PAYNE AND JAKE SMITH!!!! STAY TUNED!!!
(Commercial for the importance of being on time.)
(Commercial stating that if you’re late to things, you may actually be smarter!)
(Commercial stating that the prior commercial is stupid.)
(Camera opens to find Gina Romano in the ring.)
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli hits to an explosion of cheers as Cameron Ella Ava walks out with the Answers World Championship over her shoulder. She has a smile on her face that lights up the entire venue, holding the title up for the cheering crowd. She then begins to make her way down the ramp towards the commentary desk.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our special guest commentator for tonight’s main event… EAW Hall of Famer and the reigning Answers World Champion… CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!!!
(Cameron makes her way down, high fiving several fans as she walks along ringside before taking a seat at commentary and placing a headset over her ears with the Answers World Championship in front of her.)
Deadprez: How’s it going, champ? We’re glad to have you out here!
Cameron Ella Ava: Pleasure is all mine. Besides, as overstated as this is, it’s always good to see my opponents up close and personal before a big match.
(“It Follows” by Cane Hill hits as Xander Payne makes his way out onto the stage to boos from the crowd.)
Eve: Speaking of, your upcoming opponents will be out in a bit but here comes your opponent from King of Elite. What was it like to be inside the ring with Xander?
Cameron Ella Ava: Xander Payne is nothing short of a monster. For all the flack we give him about his weight, he puts all of that weight behind every move he makes. I came out with the win that night but I was pretty banged up. But as far as tonight goes, I don’t know how I see him operating as a part of a unit. Even back when he had a full time tag partner he spent more time driving head first into problems than he did actually working as a team.
(Xander gets right up to the ring apron before his music cuts and is replaced by “R U Mine?” by Arctic Monkeys as Jake Smith walks out to boos just the same.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Best of luck to Jake on this matchup, I think he may need it with his teammate.
Deadprez: Actually, Cameron, I think Jake brings a significant advantage. He’s been something of a tag team specialist in his career, reminiscent of the old days of someone like Jack Ripley. Sure, he’s not won a tag championship yet, but he’s been someone who has managed to gel with various partners throughout his time here.
Eve: That may be, but I think Cameron may be on the money. Because while Jake is right at home in tag scenarios, all of the partners he’s managed to gel with have also been willing to work with him.
(Jake slides into the ring as his music cuts, stepping up to Xander. Both men have a short lived stand off before Jake puts his hands up, signaling he wants the win so they need to work together. “Money and the Power” by Kid Ink hits as the Illionaires now make their way out to a continuing chorus of boos.)
Eve: And here are the two men that will challenge Cameron Ella Ava for the Answers World Championship come Under Siege.
Cameron Ella Ava: And they’d better be prepared. No one is taking this title from me. I’m watching every tiny detail here tonight. Every crack in the armor. Every opening. I’m taking note of it.
(Chris and Ahren slide into the ring, both mocking Cameron from the apron as they move to their corner.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is a tag team match scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Gina Romano: And it is out main event of the evening!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, the team of XANDER PAYNE AND JAKE SMITH!!!
(Xander and Jake whisper to each other in their corner as they prepare.)
Gina Romano: And their opponents, the team of Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier… THE ILLIONAIRES!!!!
(Chris and Ahren both point and laugh at Jake and Xander as Chris steps into the ring and Ahren slides out to the apron.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: And it looks like Xander Payne and Chris Elite are going to start things off here for us in this contest! Both men moving— BUT CHRIS ELITE RUSHING IN WITH A SHOTGUN DROPKICK!
Eve: BUT XANDER JUST SWATTED HIM OUT OF THE AIR WITH ONE OF HIS BUG MEATHOOKS HE CALLS ARMS! ELITE CRASHES TO THE MAT AND XANDER STOMPING ON HIS HEAD! XANDER GRABBING ELITE FROM BEHIND! HE DEADLIFTS CHRIS UP AND FLINGS HIM WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! ELITE CRASHING HARD! LOOKING TO TAG OUT ALREADY! REACHING FOR AHREN! BUT XANDER GRABS AHOLD OF CHRIS AGAIN! AND ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! ELITE LANDS HARD ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK! HE AND AHREN WERE LAUGHING AT THE START OF THIS BUT I DO NOT SEE ANY SMILE ON HIS FACE NOW! XANDER GRABS ELITE ONCE MORE! ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! ELITE NOT FARING WELL! THIS MATCH COULD BE BAD IF HE DOESN’T FIND SOMETHING SOON!
Deadprez: Hey, Gavin… why you so quiet?
(The camera cuts to the commentary desk where everyone looks over to see everyone finally notice Gavin Kirkland staring solely at Cameron’s cleavage, oblivious to the rest of the world. Cameron slaps him across the face.)
Gavin Kirkland: Wha… huh? OH! HEY! Did you guys know there was a match happening? What the fuck, where was the announcement?
Eve: It was loud and clear about five minutes ago— HOLY SHIT! XANDER GOT GREEDY AND WENT FOR ONE MORE GERMAN SUPLEX BUT CHRIS ELITE BACKFLIPS THROUGH AND MANAGED TO LAND ON HIS FEET! XANDER SCRAMBLING OFF THE MAT BUT ELITE TAKING OFF! HE LEAPS UP AND OFF THE SECOND ROPE! SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE HITS XANDER RIGHT IN THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE! PAYNE IS STUMBLED! AND ELITE RUSHING IN AGAIN! BUT PAYNE POPPING HIM UP! CATCHES HIM ON THE SHOULDER—
Deadprez: BUT ELITE HAS HIM BY THE HEAD AND DROPS HIM DOWN FOR THE DDT! PAYNE IS LAID OUT AND ELITE GOING TO THE TOP ROPE! LOOKING TO PUT HIM AWAY QUICKLY! ELITE LINES UP! YOU GOTTA LOVE IT!!!
Cameron Ella Ava: Not quite.
Eve: XANDER ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND ELITE CRASHES TO THE MAT! XANDER LOOKING TO MAKE THE TAG TO JAKE SMITH! AND ELITE CAN’T STOP HIM! XANDER CRAWLING! BUT HERE COMES AHREN! AHREN FOURNIER GRABBING XANDER BY THE BOOT AND DRAGGING HIM BACK TO HIS SIDE OF THE RING! ELITE DRAGGING HIMSELF OVER AND NOW TAGS AHREN IN! ELITE ROLLING TO THE OUTSIDE AND AHREN STOMPING ON XANDER! AHREN LEAPING UP AND DROPPING A KNEE RIGHT ONTO XANDER’S HEAD! AHREN HOOKS THE LEG AND LOOKING FOR THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCHUP!
Deadprez: But Xander kicks out! Ahren now up to his feet and pulling at Xander’s shoulder! Gets Payne up to his knees and— AHREN HAS THE FINGERS! LOOKING TO BREAK PAYNE’S FINGERS RIGHT HERE! OH! But Xander saving himself with a punch right to the gut of Fournier!
Gavin Kirkland: How dare you say Ahren has a gut when Xander is the one in front of him!
Eve: Xander firing away and creating some space! He pulls Ahren back and into his shoulders! HOISTS HIM UP AND HITS A SAMOAN DROP!
Gavin Kirkland: Cultural appropriation!
Cameron Ella Ava: He needs to tag out and get the fresh fighter in while he has the chance! And looks like he’s trying to do exactly that! Payne making his way over to his corner! Jake Smith is reaching out and looking for the tag! Xander nearly there! Reaching for it—
Eve: BUT CHRIS ELITE YANKS JAKE SMITH OFF THE APRON FROM THE OUTSIDE! JAKE’S HEAD BOUNCES OFF THE APRON! ELITE CLUBBING WITH FOREARMS INTO THE FORMER PURE CHAMPION! XANDER IS SEETHING! XANDER USING THE ROPES! PULLING HIMSELF UP! AND HE TURNS AROUND RIGHT INTO A SUPERKICK FROM AHREN FOURNIER!!! AHREN PLANTED HIS BOOT AGAINST THE JAW OF PAYNE! XANDER IS DOWN! AHREN HITS THE ROPES! STORYBOOK ENDING! THE CURB STOMP CONNECTS! PAYNE IS OUT COLD! AHREN ROLLS THE BIG MAN OVER! AND HE HAS THE COVER!
Eve: BUT JAKE SMITH SHOVES CHRIS ELITE AWAY!
Deadprez: JAKE SEES XANDER BEING PINNED!
Eve: AND SMITH MANAGES TO DRAG THE REFEREE OUT JUST BEFORE HIS HAND HITS FOR THE THREE COUNT! THE REFEREE IS YELLING AT SMITH BUT JAKE DOES NOT CARE AS HE JUST SAVED THE MATCHUP! The referee now climbing back into the ring! Ahren Fournier is screaming at the referee that the match should be over! Jake has a smirk! He turns around and— BOX OFFICE SMASH! CHRIS ELITE JUST SUPERKICKED JAKE’S HEAD OFF! ELITE LEAVING JAKE ON THE MAT THERE AND MAKING HIS WAY BACK OVER TO THE APRON!
Deadprez: BUT LOOK BACK IN THE RING! AHREN GOING FOR ANOTHER COVER ON PAYNE!
Eve: But too little too late as Payne easily powering out now! Xander shoving Ahren off of him and trying to get his feet underneath him again, obviously still shaken from the curb stomp and superkick! But Ahren… AHREN MIGHT BE LOOKING TO SING HIM A LULLABY! HE’S STALKING PAYNE FROM BEHIND AND LOOKS LIKE HES GOT THAT CHICKEN WING ON HIS MIND!
Deadprez: AHREN GOES FOR IT AND— NO! XANDER FELT IT COMING AND PULLS AHREN OVER HIS SHOULDER AND DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH A POWERSLAM! AHREN SMASHED HARD INTO THE MAT! AHREN IS DOWN! PAYNE MAKING A COVER NOW!
Eve: But the Goat manages to kick out! Ahren rolling and trying to get out of the ring— BUT XANDER GRABS HIM FROM BEHIND! XANDER HOISTING HIM UP! REAR WAISTLOCK! JUST LIKE HOW THIS MATCH STARTED AGAINST CHRIS!
Deadprez: SPEAK OF THE DEVIL! CHRIS ELITE FROM BEHIND CATCHES PAYNE IN THE BACK WITH A DROPKICK! PAYNE RELEASES THE HOLD ON AHREN! HE TRIES TO GO AFTER ELITE BUT THE REFEREE GRABS ELITE AND IS SCREAMING AT HIM TO GET OUT OF THE RING! The referee is dealing with Elite and— FOURNIER FROM BEHIND WITH A LOW BLOW ON PAYNE! HE ROLLS XANDER UP AND HAS A GRIP ON THE TIGHTS! ELITE SLIDES OUT OF THE RING AND THE REFEREE SEES THE PIN BUT NOT THE TIGHTS!
Eve: SO LONG AND GOODNIGHT! JAKE SMITH HITS THE BOMAYE KNEE ACROSS THE SIDE OF AHREN’S HEAD! JAKE IS BACK IN THE MATCH!
Cameron Ella Ava: Good timing!
Deadprez: Jake breaks that pin and now here comes Chris Elite to take him out! Chris rushes in! BOX OFFICE SMASH— BUT JAKE DUCKS UNDERNEATH! JAKE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES! HE COMES BACK! SMITH LEAPS UP! HURRICANRANA SENDS CHRIS ELITE OUT THROUGH THE ROPES! JAKE TAKING CONTROL! TRYING TO PULL XANDER BACK TO THEIR CORNER! JAKE LEAPING HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE! XANDER CRAWLING OVER! REACHING UP! AND SMITH IS FINALLY TAGGED INTO THIS CONTEST! JAKE CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP ROPE! HIS EYES LASERED IN ON FOURNIER! AHREN STUMBLING TO HIS FEET AFTER THAT KNEE TO THE SKULL! BUT JAKE LAYS HIM OUT WITH A FLYING DROPKICK FROM THE TOP! SMITH SCRAMBLING OVER THE TOP OF THE FORMER EAW CHAMPION! HE HOOKS THE LEG! GOING FOR IT ALL!
Eve: Not enough! Fournier kicks out! Jake rolls to his feet and grabs Ahren by the head! Wasting no time! Jake pulling Ahren in! JAKE LOOKING TO HIT BROKEN WINGS! SWINGING FOR THE HOMERUN!
Cameron Ella Ava: But Chris Elite grabs Jake by the boot and drags him out of the ring! Chris— CHRIS JUST SLAPPED THE SHIT OUTTA JAKE SMITH! YOU COULD SEE THE SPIT FLY OUT OF HIS MOUTH! JAKE IS STUMBLED AND ELITE DRIVES HIM INTO THE APRON— NO! SMITH GRABS ELITE BY THE HEAD AND RUNS HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL POST OF THE RING! JAKE SLIDING BACK IN! LOOKING TO FINISH THE JOB AND—
Eve: JAKE IS MET WITH A BOOT ACROSS THE FACE FROM AHREN FOURNIER! AHREN STOMPING JAKE INTO THE MAT! TRYING TO WEAR HIM DOWN! Ahren pulls Jake up to his feet! The Goat shoving Smith into the corner and now hoisting him up to the top rope! Jake seems to not know where he is after that kick to the head! Ahren pulling Jake up… OH MY GOD! AHREN LIFTING JAKE UP FOR A DRAGON SUPLEX! DRAGON SUPLEX FROM THE TOP ROPE! BOTH MEN CRASH TO THE MAT! JAKE HAS TO BE OUT COLD! AND AHREN ROLLING OVER! HE LAYS AN ARM ACROSS JAKE’S CHEST! THATS IT!
Deadprez: BUT SMITH JUST BARELY LIFTS HIS SHOULDER OFF THE MAT! WHERE DID HE FIND THE LIFE WITHIN HIMSELF AFTER THAT MANEUVER FROM FOURNIER?!?
Gavin Kirkland: Fournier trying time pull himself up now too! That move took a lot out of him and he looks pissed that it didn’t end things! Ahren powering himself up to his feet and Jake is barely moving his fingers on the mat! He needs to take advantage while he can! Ahren grabs Jake’s arm! Looking to set something up! He pulls Jake to his feet! Pulls Jake in… PROTECT YA NECK!!
Eve: JAKE DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!! HE GRABS AHREN BY THE HEAD! BROKEN WINGS! IT HITS! THE SWINGING NECKBREAKER CONNECTS! JAKE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: BUT CHRIS ELITE IS ARGUING WITH THE REFEREE! CAUSING THE DISTRACTION! Chris keeping the referee occupied and now Ahren has time to recover! Jake standing up and looking around to—
Eve: SHATTERED JOY!!!!!! LANCE BLACKFYRE SLID INTO THE RING AND HIT THE BICYCLE KICK ON JAKE SMITH! SMITH IS OUT COLD! BLACKFYRE SLIDING OUT OF THE RING! HE HOPS THE BARRICADE INTO THE CROWD AND JUST PAUSES AT THE ARENA STAIRS AS HE WATCHES! CHRIS SEES WHAT JUST HAPPENED AND HE HAS A GRIN ON HIS FACE!
Deadprez: Yeah but Xander looks pissed off! Xander about to react and— Xander Payne hops off the ring apron? Wha…? He’s just walking away?
Gavin Kirkland: It’s Xander we’re talking about. What did you think he’d do?
Cameron Ella Ava: Sadly, Gavin is right. Xander was never committed to winning as a team. There’s outside interference against his team. So in his head, this match is no longer worth his effort. DEDEDE lurking around probably has something to do with that as well.
Eve: Xander is leaving Jake Smith stranded in the ring after that kick from Lance. Jake only now beginning to stir! He rises to his knees and— PROTECT YA NECK!!! But look! Elite on the top rope and— YOU GOTTA LOVE IT!! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL FOLLOWED BY THE 630 SENTON! AHREN DROPS OVER SMITH! HE HAS THE COVER!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here are your winners… THE ILLIONAIRES!
(Chris and Ahren stand and celebrate their victory. Xander shakes his head at the top of the ramp before disappearing. Jake is still motionless in the ring as Lance watches him, snarling from the crowd.)
Deadprez: Credit the assist time Lance Blackfyre! But Ahren and Chris don’t give a damn! They saw an opportunity and took it!
Eve: Xander left Jake high and dry, maybe that was just a matter of time. But Lance clearly still pissed off after how Jake and Harper got one over on him last week! And the Illionaires begin to build momentum only weeks before the second ever Under Siege Free-Per-View!
Cameron Ella Ava: And Im facing them in a multi person match. Meaning no rules. Just chaos. Hmm. Well they may have taken advantage here. But when our match comes… I’ll be more than ready.
(Cameron stands and climbs up on top of the commentary table, holding the Answers World Championship high in the air. Ahren and Chris mock her from inside the ring as their music plays, but Cameron doesn’t bat an eye as she stares them both down.)
(EAW Network Logo buzzes.)