(EAW intro plays)
(“Leave It All Behind” by Cult to Follow begins to play as we see various pieces from Under Siege. Jax Walker clears half the field in the gauntlet match before falling to Damon Diesel, and SOSA Henderson comes down to beat Diesel to win. Chris Elite and TLA each gain a stall on each other as TLA locks in an armbar and time expires before Chris Elite would tap. Their sudden death overtime is announced, leading to Chris Elite getting the one point victory. The Revolution throw everything they have at The Jaded Hearts, nearly claiming the tag team championships but coming just short. Terry Chambers takes the early lead in the Texas bullrope match but Cody Marshall brutalizes him before tagging all four corners in succession. Brief clip of Malcolm Jones and Jax Walker tagging together and defeating the Revolution week’s ago. Jax Walker tells Malcolm “I don’t leave a man behind”. Malcolm Jones and Drake King both stand in the ring wearing their respective crowns and Malcolm holding the Interwire Championship. Malcolm has Drake down but the Revolution come in and distract him. Jax Walker runs down to make the save but turns on Malcolm by hitting the FUBAR. Drake hits the guillotine for the win and the newly formed Round Table stand tall. Jack Haze throws everything he has at Ahren Fournier. Even using Kassidy Heart as a shield. Ahren accidentally knocks out Kassidy and Jack tries to take advantage but Ahren ultimately hits the Storybook Ending into the thumbtacks for the win)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar begins as the Showdown intro plays for the broadcast. Camera opens to show the cheering packed house at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Various signs are seen such as “#FTRT”, “Denver Loves SOSA”, “Kassidy can Magnum my Opus”, and “WEED” can all be seen before panning to the commentary desk where Eve and Deadprez are seated)
Eve: ITS SATURDAY NIGHT AND THAT MEANS ITS TIME FOR EAW’S FLAGSHIP PROGRAM, SHOWDOWN! WELCOME EVERYONE TO ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE AS WE ARE HOT OFF THE HEELS OF UNDER SIEGE! AND WHAT A NIGHT IT WAS!
Deadprez: You can say that again, Eve. Couple of classic matches, some serious brutality, but the night wasn’t without its controversy.
Eve: It certainly was not. And we are expecting to hear from Drake King and the Round Table sometime tonight as we are told they are here in the building. The real question is when they—
(“Resistance” by Skillet plays as the crowd looks around confused)
Deadprez: The hell is this supposed to—
(The lights cut out and the music stops)
Eve: Seriously? What the hell is happening?
Deadprez: I don’t know but someone wants to make a statement. Just gotta wonder who—
(Lights come back up to reveal the Round Table. Joshua Nicholls, Jake Smith, Jax Walker, and Drake King. They’re all there wearing battle masks except for Drake who has the Interwire Championship over his shoulder and his crown on his head. Each has a microphone. The crowd begins to bury them with boos)
Eve: Oh. The guys we were just talking about. Speak of the devil I guess.
(Drake tries to speak but the crowd continues to boo him. He just grins and glances back at the other three.)
(Josh Nicholls rips his mask off and yells into the microphone)
Josh Nicholls: SHUT UP!
(The group all smirk amongst themselves as they watch for a moment. After a couple of minutes, the crowd dies down)
Josh Nicholls: Heh. Well. I guess we know how you all feel about us. But that was the point wasn’t it? You all wrote us off a long time ago. Four guys with all this raw talent, just waiting to be shaped and formed into mega stars. And everyone wrote us off because our names weren’t Banks, O’Hara, Impact, and Adams. That’s the problem with all of you today. The supposed fans of this industry. You always talk about wanting to see new faces and new talent, but when someone new comes along you don’t support them, you don’t let them grow. All you do is compare them to whoever you watched while growing up. Whoever you’ve seen inducted into the Hall of Fame. You’re always given the new talent you claim to crave but you’re never willing to recognize them when they get here. So that’s why we chose to do something about it.
(Jake Smith pulls his mask down to reveal a cocky grin)
Jake Smith: Ever since Battleground, every other line has been about how me and Josh were forgettable. How we weren’t going to make it. About blah blah this and that because everyone wanted to write us off from the get go. But who’s writing who off now? Can any of you say we’re not making our mark? Can any of you say we haven’t made our case? Can any of you honestly stand up and defend the idea that any of the four of us aren’t gonna make it? Because I stand here and I hear all of you screaming your hatred and you know what it means? We’re the most talked about thing in this entire company right now. No one can argue with us anymore. And we’re just getting started.
(Jax Walker goes to pull off his mask and the crowd erupts)
(Jax smirks as they begin to die down again)
Jax Walker: You were expecting Saint Walker?
(Jax laughs as they continue to boo him)
Jax Walker: Why Jax, why? That’s what I’ve heard all week. Let me explain something to you blind sheep. When I came home, I had spent my life serving my country. Seen my brothers die. Lived through Hell itself. And when I got back to the states I noticed one thing more than anything else. Apathy. No one knew or even cared what we had been through over there. What sacrifices actually had to be made for the freedom you hypocrites are so happy to enjoy and indulge yourselves in. There’s no one in this arena who could live through what I’ve seen. And you all expected me to be the good little boy with the morality complex because I was a veteran? No. I tried that. And I just can’t anymore. I came home. I made myself a career. I tried peace. But peace has gotten me nothing. So when these guys came to me I decided to go back to what I know. I decided to go back to war. Jax Walker. War Dog of the Round Table.
(Drake King chuckles and flips his microphone in his hand as he listens to the reaction from the crowd)
Drake King: And we’re glad to have you, Jax. See, people are so upset that we would band together like we have. But what was the alternative? You know the comparison I heard? The Revolution were the next Dragon Slayers. Destined to just be guys who clung on with nothing to their name, living off undercard contracts. Jax Walker was destined to be just like Dax Harris. You don’t remember Dax Harris? Me neither. And that’s the point. And Drake King was going to be the next Terry Chambers. Guy who came around but couldn’t actually get the job done. They still wanting to compare me to a catchphrase that died a long time ago. So we got together and did something about it. Made more chaos around here than a backstage meeting for Dynasty after Culture Crisis last year. Always operating in the shadows, working in tandems so the other two always had an alibi. And when I won my shot at Malcolm Jones and the Interwire Championship, when I got the chance to prove who the true king was around here, that’s when we knew it’d be time to strike. Time to teach everyone around here what they were really up against. And did you see the reaction when it happened? Jaws were dropped. The needle was moved. And did it take one of your beloved hall of famers?
(Drake shrugs and waits for an answer)
Drake King: No. it just took the four men who will shape the future of this company and the industry as a whole. I am the King, and theses are my knights. But don’t get it twisted. We do this together. All four of us are destined to hold gold here in EAW. And we will make sure that is the case, no matter how we have to get there.
(“No Regrets” by Pusha T hits as Hurricane Hawk now makes his way onto the stage with a microphone in his hand. Drake rolls his eyes and the four in the ring exchange glances)
Hurricane Hawk: That’s real nice how you just stood there and explained yourselves like some Scooby-Doo villains but if you think you’re getting off all that simply then you’re as dumb as you all look. Don’t forget, Mr. King, that you still have a title defense tonight. And I’m making sure that it’s something major.
Drake King: Yeah yeah yeah. Solomon. Steel cage. I’m aware. Why that freak show gets a shot at me after vanishing for so long is beyond me. But I’m not afraid of him. I know this match is just your sad attempt to punish me since you know deep down you can’t actually stop me.
Hurricane Hawk: Ah. But that’s the thing it’s not just going to be any Steel Cage match. It’s going to be a Hardcore Steel Cage match. A specialty for your buddy Solomon. You’re going to be locked inside the cage with a hardcore specialist and every weapon I could get my hands on.
(Drake and the Knights look incensed at this news. They’re all screaming from the ring)
Hurricane Hawk: Oh. And one more thing.
(A sea of security and police officers begin to make their way out from the curtain and down to ringside.)
Hurricane Hawk: Your buddies are hereby banned from the premises.
(Josh, Jake, and Jax begin fighting the sea of men who are trying to handcuff them and have them removed but Drake grabs his microphone)
Drake King: Guys, guys. It’s fine.
(They all look up at him confused. But a sinister grin comes on Drake’s face)
Drake King: You want me to play Solomon’s games? Fine. I’ll play. I got nothing to be afraid of.
(The knights look concerned but they all nod their heads at Drake before being escorted out of the building)
Drake King: Just get ready, Hawk. Because this is only the beginning.
Hurricane Hawk: I’m sure of it.
(“No Regrets” picks back up as Hawk walks back through the curtain and the scene fades)
(Commercial for the Poon Palace. Use promo code “3DEFENSEZ” for 33% off your next stay)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first…
(“Alive in Valencia” by Unknown hits to disinterested cheers from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: From Guadelajara, Mexico weighing in at 213 pounds… “El Corazon de la Lucha Libre”… ELLLLLLLLLLL DARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKSTAR!!!!
Eve: Wait isn’t it Guadalajara not Guadelajara?
(El Darkstar makes his way down to the ring with a massive deer head on top of his head.)
Deadprez: This guy can’t even spell his own hometown right when signing his contract how is he supposed to be representing Mexico?
Eve: El Darkstar is an extremely skilled luchador Deadprez. Don’t disrespect him or his country! He is fighting back against the disrespectful comments that Damon Diesel made about Mexico earlier this week!!!
Deadprez: Yes he sure seems to be trying really hard this week. I am sure this will be a really tough fight!!!
(“You Only Live Once (Instrumental)” by Suicide Silence hits to loud boos from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent from Orlando, Florida weighing in at 215 pounds… he is “The Wrestling Machine” DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMON DIEEEEEEEEEESEL!!!!
(Damon Diesel makes his way down to the ring with an angry snarl on his face as he looks in disgust at El Darkstar.)
Eve: Why do the wrestler’s who actually should be wearing masks always end up being the ones who don’t?
Deadprez: Damon Diesel is a beautiful specimen of a man Eve you are just jealous.
Eve: I am not! I am disgusted by the comments made by Damon Diesel earlier this week. He implied that it was a complete joke that he has to face El Darkstar here tonight. Then he made xenophobic comments about crime in Mexico and implied that El Darkstar is involved in criminal activity.
Deadprez: I am pretty sure that El Darkstar is leading the cartel since El Chapo’s arrest. Prove me wrong.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: We are underway as it looks like El Darkstar is staggering around the ring in a drunken state. He sets his deer head hat on the ground and reaches into it pulling out a bottle of Jose Cuervo as he takes a sip. But Damon Diesel slaps it out of his hand and it falls over the ropes and shatters on the outside!!!
Deadprez: What a waste… However, El Darkstar is looking angry now!!!
El Darkstar: Ay puto… ¡Eres un idiota arrogante! ¡Te mataré cabrón!
Eve: El Darkstar runs off the ropes and leaps into the air looking to do some good lucha things!!! HURRICANRANA!!! NO!
Deadprez: Damon Diesel counters slamming El Darkstar down on the back of his head Powerbomb style!!! The cover!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: Damon Diesel pulls El Darkstar’s shoulder up with a sick smile on his face! He had the match won there but he is looking to do even more damage!!! Damon Diesel now punching repeatedly into the face of El Darkstar with hard forearms!!! Diesel reaches down and begins tearing at the mask of El Darkstar! Such disrespect!!!
Deadprez: Damon Diesel destroying this coward who hides behind a mask! He claims to be a great wrestling traditionalist but Damon is showing him what real wrestling is all about! None of this showboating high flying garbage! Damon Diesel a real wrestler as he locks El Darkstar into a classic armbar! What a man!
Eve: Damon Diesel drags El Darkstar by the mask out into the center of the ring as he flips him over and applies an Ankle Lock!!! El Darkstar screaming in pain as he tries to roll over to throw Diesel off! But he can’t seem to find the power within him to do that! Diesel releases the hold but drops his elbow hard down onto the ankle of El Darkstar!!! The pain! The suffering! Will El Darkstar tap out? Well maybe not because it doesn’t look like Damon is going to reapply the same hold… He locks El Darkstar into a Boston Crab instead!!! El Darkstar screaming out in pain as he begins to tap out…
Deadprez: NO! He tried to tap but he just tapped the top rope instead! Damon Diesel is shocked that El Darkstar actually managed to make it to the bottom rope! But it might actually be his fault for not dragging him back to the center when he reapplied a submission hold! Damon Diesel looks annoyed that this match is still going on as he signals that he is going to end it all.
Damon Diesel: What a joke. Get up so we can finish this already!
Eve: El Darkstar slowly gets up as he turns around and Diesel kicks him hard in the gut! GAME OVER PILEDRIVER CONNECTS!!! DAMON WITH THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEE!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! THRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner… DAAAAAAAAAAAAMON DIEEEEEEEEEEEESEL!!!
(“You Only Live Once (Instrumental)” by Suicide Silence hits to boos from the crowd as Damon Diesel sneers condescendingly down at all of them.)
Deadprez: What disrespect from these fans shown by this master of the wrestling ring. Show some respect! He just put on a performance for you all and he didn’t even need to participate in this match! What a waste of talent!!
Eve: Oh come on El Darkstar can still come back from this. He wasn’t prepared for tonight but maybe he is going through a rough time. Let’s be nice to him.
Deadprez: This is EAW! There ain’t no nice! There is only pain for weakness!
Eve: Well it seems that Damon Diesel agrees with you.
(Damon Diesel is shown stomping at the face of El Darkstar before he reaches down and unties his mask. Damon Diesel rips the mask off El Darkstar’s face as he raises it high up in the air! El Darkstar quickly covers his face lying down on the mat as the referee throws a towel over him to conceal his identity.)
Deadprez: Yeah that’s right Damon! Expose this coward!! He didn’t have the cojones to give you a real challenge this week!
Eve: Such disrespect! The luchador mask is one of the most respected traditions in El Darkstar’s culture! He will not forget this shame!!!
(El Darkstar is heard crying from under the towel as Damon Diesel throws the mask on the ground next to him and leaves with a cocky grin on his face.)
Deadprez: We will be back for more after the break!!!
(The camera fades into a commercial for a Captain Marvel live review commentary hosted by Mr. DEDEDE and the MGTOW Alliance.)
(Camera opens to the commentary desk of Eve and Deadprez)
Eve: During Under Siege, Malcolm Jones defended the Interwire Championship in a losing effort to Drake King and the Round Table. But Malcolm was not exactly pleased by how things went.
Deadprez: EAW.com camera’s caught the following footage after the show.
(Camera fades and shows Hurricane Hawk leaving the Oracle Arena)
(Malcolm Jones storms up to Hawk. He’s still in his ring gear and his his King of Elite crown in his hand)
Malcolm Jones: You really gonna let that shit in there fly? Really?
Hurricane Hawk: I’m setting something up. Drake isn’t getting off with that—
Malcolm Jones: I don’t give a DAMN what you do with Drake! That man running around talkin about how his ass is the real king?!? Hell nah. I’m the one who won the big time qualifier and beat all the best from the other brands…and Astraea. And I’m the one who defied the odds to win the King of Elite match even with Voltage having TWO reps in it. I’m the one who deserves to wear this crown. And I’m not about to let anyone shit on what I’ve accomplished. There is value in this crown that people seem to already be forgetting about. So I wanna do it again. You know all these talent trades been going on? These temporary exchanges?
Hurricane Hawk: Well yeah but I don’t really like the idea of giving away big time matches like that—
Malcolm Jones: Nah. Kill that. I’m here and I’m the King of Elite on YOUR brand and you letting folks shit on what this all means. So I’m not asking. I’m demanding. I wanna go around and I wanna beat some top tier ass and remind some folks who they dealing with. Get ya ass on it.
(MJ storms off and Hawk just begins to massage his temples as the cameras fade)
(Commercial break featuring an advertisement for the next EAW FPV and a Voltage exclusive event, TEMPEST! Sunday, March 23 in Louisville, Kentucky!)
(Camera re-opens on Hurricane Hawk walking backstage as Malcolm Jones comes around the corner)
Malcolm Jones: So what’s the deal, Hawk? You got some matches for me? Or do I gotta take my crown somewhere that ain’t blue?
Hurricane Hawk: Seriously? Threatening to leave the brand? I’ve got rights to your contract so back off.
Malcolm Jones: You testing me?
Hurricane Hawk: Calm down. I’ve made the calls. Dynasty just came out of Ides of March, Voltage has Tempest next week and—
Malcolm Jones: I’m supposed to care about their schedule?
Hurricane Hawk: BUT. I still made it work. You wanted to face the best? I’ve got it. You’re going to Dynasty next week. You’ve got the Ace. Jamie O’Hara. You’ll have a match on Voltage the week after, but me and Matt are still ironing that out because of Tempest.
(Malcolm thinks for a minutes before cracking a smile)
Malcolm Jones: O’Hara, huh? Yeah. That’ll do. I’ll beat his ass and show him why a true king stands above an Ace. It’s a good start Hawk. It’s a good start.
(MJ walks away and Hurricane Hawk shakes his head as he is suddenly swarmed by producers with other issues)
(Commercial for Iconic Cup, streaking the same time as this broadcast. Wait won’t that kill our ratings? *static*)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!
(“Remember Tomorrow” by Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats hits as One comes out to dead silence by the crowd)
Gina Romano: Introducing first..from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, weighing in at 216 pounds…ONE!!!!!!!
Deadprez: You know Eve they say silence if violent but even when he speaks One brings a shiver down my spine.
Eve: You make it sound like you’re the only one that does that.
Deadprez: Hah that means your scared of this dude.
Eve: You legit just said that you were scared.
(One enters the ring as “Lowlife” by Theory of a Deadman hits as Cody Marshall comes out with a empty beer bottle that he later throws at a fan before pacing to the ring)
Deadprez: Cody Marshall not giving a fuc-HOLY SHIT CODY MARSHALL ENTERS THE RING AND NAILS ONE WITH A BIG BOOT!
(DING DING DING!)
Eve: THE REF SOUNDS THE BELL AS CODY MARSHALL STOMPS AWAY AT ONE!
Cody Marshall (Off-Mic): Fuck..you…little…vermin
Deadprez: You think Cody Marshall is as scared of One as I am?
Eve: You piss your pants every time your mom turns off the lights, not a chance.
Deadprez: One rolls out of the ring trying to think of what the hell just happen to him but Cody Marshall exits the ring throwing One to the barricade and stomping away…Cody Marshall laying waste to One, you don’t think he’s going to bring out the taser Eve?
Eve: Stop asking ridiculous questions to me, frankly I don’t care if he does One is still losing.
Eve: SHUT UP!
Deadprez: Wow that’s the first mean word you said to me.
Eve: One of many, anyways Cody Marshall now not caring about the refs count to 10 starts slamming One’s head on the ringpost.
Cody Marshall: BLEED FUCKER!
Deadprez: Wow that’s mean.
Eve: What are you christian? Cody rolls One into the ring with ease as he waits for One to get up…LIFTED…ONE SLIPS AWAY, ROLLUP!
Deadprez: Quick kick out by Cody Marshall now how the hell do you think One thought this would be done, it’ll take a gun for Cody Marshall to stay down for the pin.
Eve: Just…let me speak. One goes for a clothesline…DUCKED BY MARSHALL ONE RUNNING THE ROPES…CODY STOPS HIM, LIFTING HIM UP LOOKING FOR RAPTURE-NO ONE SLIPS OFF AND LANDS A P-He misses? One’s got to miss by at least 2 inches on that punch…DROP SUPLEX BY CODY MARSHALL AS HE GOES TO THE SECOND ROPE. SECOND AMENDMENT…THE LEG DROP CONNECTS RIGHT ON THE HEAD OF ONE AS CODY MARSHALL GOES FOR THE PIN!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: ONE BARELY KICKING OUT GOOD GRIEF!
Deadprez: Fine. Cody Marshall gives a death stare to the ref before continuing to punch One down to the ground, after 10 punches the ref manages with all his might to separate Cody. Cody grabs One around his arms and drags him to the turnbuckle, with no effort One is thrown quickly into the corner. Cody takes a step bac-ONE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND PUSHES CODY INTO THE CORNER, HE’S TRYING WITH ALL HIS MIGHT TO MAKE SURE CODY MARSHALL STAYS DOWN. THE REF TRYING TO PUSH AWAY BUT ONE TURNS AROUND AND SHOVES THE REF-CODY WRAPPING AROUND ONE…SIDEWALK SLAM! Cody starts stomping away yet again, it’s looking like the ref is too scared to do anything about it as One looks like he’s on the verge of a coma!
Eve: Cody running the ropes…ELBOW D-NO ONE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY…SUPERKICK BY ONE! Cody Marshall falls gracefully to the floor as One slams him down for the pin!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: OH! Close kickout by Cody Marshall as One begins dropping multiple elbow drops down on Cody. CODY MARSHALL ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY…BIG BOOT! ONE KNOCKED INTO THE ROPES- LARIAT TO THE OUTSIDE! Cody Marshall follows One out as he crouches near the steel ste-HOLY SHIT CODY MARSHALL WITH THE BIG BOOT ONTO ONE ON THE STEEL STEPS! CODY SLAMS ONE’S HEAD ON THE STEEL STEPS AGAIN OF COURSE FOR GOOD MEASURE BEFORE THROWING HIM INTO THE RING! CODY LIFTING HIM UP…RAPTURE SLAMMING ONE STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND. Cody barely even sweating grabbing One again for…ANOTHER RAPTURE JESUS!
Cody Marshall (Off-Mic): SUCK MY DICK BOB MARLEY!
Eve: And…ANOTHER RAPTURE FOR GOOD MEASURE, the ref pushes Cody away to check on One…WHAT..CODY MARSHALL WITH A CHOKESLAM TO THE REFEREE! Cody Marshall seeing One slowly standing up..what the hell how is he alive! CODY WITH THE BUDWEISER SLAM! THE GORILLA PRESS SLAM BRINGS ONE DOWN FOR GOOD AS CODY MARSHALL GOES IN FOR THE PIN! WHAT THE REF IS DOWN…Cody Marshall leaving the ring- yikes taking a beer bottle from a fan..Cody rolling into the ring and pouring the beer bottle on the ref to wake him up before going for the pin, that isn’t so smart is it?
Deadprez: Yeah but it works, the ref starts to count!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(DING DING DING!)
(“Lowlife” plays again as Cody Marshall gets up and drinks the rest of the beer bottle before cracking the can on the head of One.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOUR WINNER…CODY MARSHALLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: Valiant effort by One but Cody Marshall once again kills a man.
Deadprez: Oh stop being so nice, One scares me, he’s like the monster under my bed thank god Cody Marshall beat him up, I hope he never comes back.
Eve: What the hell are you 2 years old?
Deadprez: Ok fine, let’s just hope we get a better more interesting match next how about that?
Eve: Sure whatever.
(Another commercial promoting Voltage exclusive show “Tempest” featuring the early favorite for match of the year: The Fatal Four Way for the Big Bhris Bhampionship)
(SCREENBAR: Filmed earlier in the day)
(Camera opens to find TLA standing in a field with the Openweight Championship over his shoulder)
TLA: Hola amigos! Ya boy TLA coming at you with the now successfully defended Openweight Championship. That’s right. We got them 3 defensez! And now I’m just handling my business out here, gettin everything good and ready to become el campeon del mundo.
(He adjusts the title on his shoulder)
TLA: Consuela Rose Ava, Lethal Consequences, Erebus Jennings. TLA done went and took em all on. And ya boy came out on top like a man at the poon palace. I took this title from the man that now leads an Army on Dynasty, Kevin Hunter. And now we here a few months later and I’ve done it. So I want everyone to understand that it ain’t about to be long before you see me with that upgraded belt.
(Various voices are heard in the background)
Crowd: JUSTICE FOR NIGHTMARE! JUSTICE FOR BIRDS!
TLA: Now if you will escusa me, I gotta go cut a check to some crazy animal hombres.
(TLA walks away and the camera pans to show him walking up to the PETA headquarters with various protestors out front)
(Commercial for Kraft Dinner. Also known as basic Macaroni)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TRIPLE THREAT MATCH! AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!
(“Buzzin’” by Mann plays to a standing ovation as MTV comes out with a warm smile on his face.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first…from Staten Island, New York weighing in at 165 pounds..M…T…V!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Morris Tremaine Valentino, or MTV is here to win, he’s here to prove he belongs on Showdown and can be on-par with the best that EAW can offer, here’s his chance.
Eve: Can he make the best of it? Or will he show that he’s EAW’s next big doofus next to Denis Ryley.
Deadprez: Ow, that even hurt me.
(MTV’s smile fades away as “Buzzin’” fades out and is replaced by “Open Letter” by the Amity Affliction and Shane Gates comes out ignoring any sort of fan interaction.)
Gina Romano: Next, from Huntington Beach, California, weighing in at 210 pounds…SHANE…GATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: Shane Gates has had a rough time lately with his wins and being eliminated first in that gauntlet match at Under Siege, 2019 has not been the year for him.
Deadprez: But will it all change? Will he be able to turn the tables on everyone?
(“Open Letter” fades out as “All Fall Down” by Charlie Madson and Tom De Jager and James Falconi and Richard Quinn and Sarah-Jane Norman hits as Justiciar Eric comes out to a mixed reaction.)
Deadprez: Ew it’s this man.
Eve: Still backing The Revolution?
Deadprez: Once a supporter always a supporter.
Eve: Justiciar Eric isn’t here to play, his run in EAW has been rocky but he’s been able to turn it around with A+ performances, maybe he can keep it up and get a win.
(Each person in their corner the ref signals for the bell)
(DING DING DING!)
Deadprez: Here we go the match is underway…SHANE GATES GOING AFTER JUSTICIAR ERIC MTV FOLLOWS ALONG BOTH MEN ATTACKING THE LORD OF ORDER! Justiciar Eric trying to grab the ring ropes but he’s been cornered by the other two opponents in this match! MTV PUSHES SHANE OUT OF THE WAY LEAVING ERIC TO HIMSELF- SHANE WITH A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF MTV. Shane throws Justiciar Eric out of the way before going to the middle rope…SENTON TO A SITTING ERIC! MTV COMES OVER AND STOMPS ON BOTH GATES AND ERIC BEFORE GOING FOR THE PIN ON JUSTICIAR ERIC!
Eve: JUSTICIAR ERIC KICKS OUT, MTV SLAMS ERIC BACK DOWN FOR THE PIN- SHANE WITH A STIFF KICK TO THE HEAD OF MTV KNOCKING HIM DOWN! Shane walking over to Justiciar Eric and grabbing his leg…LEGBREAKER! Shane starts stomping away at Eric- MTV WITH A FLOATOVER DDT! Justiciar Eric pulls himself out of the ring, BUT MTV…SUICIDE DIVE TO ERIC! MTV pumping up the crowd, SHANE GATES RUNNING OUT COMING TOWARDS HIM…CLOTHESLIN-NO MTV THROWS HIM INTO THE BARRICADE Justiciar Eric pulling himself up on the barricade..MTV RUNS TOWARDS HIM-NO ERIC THROWS HIM OVER THE BARRICADE INTO THE CROWD LANDING ON A HELPLESS FAN! MTV STILL STANDING LANDS A PUNCH ON ERIC CAUSING HIM TO STUMBLE BACK…MTV LEAPS OFF THE BARRICADE…FOREARM! ERIC LANDS ON THE APRON AS MTV RAINS PUNCHES DOWN ON HIM-SHOTGUN DROPKICK BY SHANE GATES TO THE LEGS OF MTV MAKING HIM STUMBLE TO THE GROUND! JUSTICIAR ERIC WITH A GUT KICK TO SHANE THROWING HIM BACK INTO THE RING!
Deadprez: Justiciar Eric trying to go into the ring but MTV crawling over grabbing the leg of Eric…SHANE WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE KNOCKING JUSTICIAR ERIC BACK TO THE OUTSIDE! MTV stands up and goes onto the apron..SHANE GATES RUNNING TOWARDS HIM- SLAP TO THE FACE OF SHANE GATES…
MTV (Off-Mic): Pshhh!
Eve: SHANE AGGRAVATED RUNNING TOWARDS HIM- THE UNCLE PHIL SPECIAL! THE OVER THE TOP ROPE HURRICANRANA SLAMS SHANE GATES BACK TO THE OUTSIDE! JUSTICIAR ERIC UP…ARM DRAG BY MTV! MTV THROWING SHANE BACK INTO THE RING AGAIN AND GOING FOR THE COVER!!!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: OH TOO CLOSE! SHANE KICKS OUT AS MTV WITH A ANGERED EXPRESSION! HE TURNS AROUND TO THE FRONT OF SHANE GATES!
MTV (Off-Mic): TIME OU-
Eve: JUSTICIAR ERIC RUNNING IN WITH A SUPERKICK TO MTV!
Justiciar Eric (Off-Mic): YOU TIME OUT YOURSELF!
Deadprez: Justiciar Eric pulling Shane up to his fee-SPINEBUSTER BY SHANE…SUPERKICK! KILLSHOT CONNECTS! Shane grabs Justiciar Eric and lifts him u-NO JUSTICIAR ERIC SLIPS OUT OF IT..ORDER IMPACT, THE JUMPING CUTTER! MTV BACK IN WITH A CLOTHESLINE, MTV GOING TO THE MIDDLE ROPE…TOP ROPE! TWISTING BACKFLIP TO JUSTICIAR ERIC SLAMMING HIS FACE DOWN BETWEEN HIS LEGS! AWWW! HERE IT GOES CONNECTS! MTV LOOKS AROUND AT EVERYONE ON THE GROUND! GOES FOR THE PIN ON SHANE!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: KICKOUT! MTV RUNS OVER TO ERIC FOR THE PIN!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: ANOTHER KICKOUT! MTV IS SLAMMING HIS FIST ONTO THE FLOOR WITH ANGER AS HE’S UNSUCCESSFUL IN THIS MATCHUP! Both Justiciar Eric and Shane Gates slowly into a kneeling position…MTV runs towards Eric…ERIC GRABS MTV’S LEGS AND SPINS…JUSTICIAR ERIC SPINS MTV’S LEG RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF SHANE GATES KNOCKING HIM BACK DOWN! BUT MTV STILL SPINNING..THE KICK CONNECTS WITH ERIC! MTV PLAYING IT SMART AS HE RUNS THE ROPES…ELBOW DRO-NO SHANE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, JUSTICIAR ERIC BACKUP…SUPERKICK AND A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO MTV! Shane Gates and Justiciar Eric looking each other down, SHANE THROWS ERIC OUT OF THE RING! COVER ON MTV BY SHANE!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: JUSTICIAR ERIC BREAKS THE PIN! MTV QUICKLY ROLLING OUT OF THE RING AS JUSTICIAR ERIC ATTACKS SHANE GATES WITH NO MERCY! Shane thrown into the corner…NOBODY HOME FOR ERIC AS SHANE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND PUSHES ERIC INTO THE CORNER NAILING HIM WITH SOME QUICK KICKS! Shane Gates moving back to the opposite corner- MTV GRABBING GATES BY THE LEG, GATES STRUGGLING TO BREAK FREE! JUSTICIAR ERIC WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO SHANE GATES AS MTV PULLS SHANE OUT OF THE RING! Justiciar Eric with a face of anger that’s surely slowly building, runs towards the ropes as Shane Gates and MTV slowly battle outside…SUICIDE DIVE! JUSTICIAR ERIC BRINGS DOWN BOTH MEN AS HE ROLLS UP AND RUNS BACK INTO THE RING!I think he’s looking for another one- SHANE GATES ON THE APRON AS JUSTICIAR ERIC LEAPS, KICK TO THE FACE OF JUSTICIAR ERIC AS HE’S PUSHED INTO THE RING! MTV SWEEPING THE LEG OF SHANE GATES BEFORE ROLLING IN THE RING AND GOING FOR THE PIN ON JUSTICIAR ERIC!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: SHANE BREAKS THE PIN WITH A HUGE LEAP INTO THE RING OFF THE ROPES. Yikes looks like he hurt his leg hard on that, JUSTICIAR ERIC SEES IT AND STOMPS DOWN ON THE LEG AS MTV BUILDS HIMSELF UP IN THE CORNER. Justiciar Eric going to the top rope, MTV JOINS HIM WITH A QUICK FOREARM BEFORE JUMPING DOWN AND LETTING JUSTICIAR ERIC FALL TO THE CORNER! Shane goes after MTV, MTV dodges and Shane Gates joins Justiciar Eric in the corner…MTV WITH A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE KNOCKING BOTH MEN DOWN BUT NO JUSTICIAR ERIC IN THE BACK TAKING LESS DAMAGE STARTS KNOCKING MTV DOWN WITH PUNCHES. MTV collapses to the ground after a few punches.
Eve: Shane Gates still lifeless on the ground as MTV is trying to escape the barrage of kicks from Justiciar Eric as he has newfound energy. Shane Gates leaning on the bottom rope as Eric turns his attention to him, KICK RIGHT TO THE HEAD OF SHANE GATES WHICH KNOCKS HIM BACK DOWN! MTV GRABBING ERIC AND ROLLING HIM UP!
Ref: ONE!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: CLOSE ONE AS JUSTICIAR ERIC KICKS OUT MTV IS TWO STEPS AHEAD AS HE’S WAITING FOR JUSTICIAR ERIC TO GET UP!
MTV (Off-Mic): IT’S MORPHIN TI-
Eve: JUSTICIAR ERIC WITH A PUNCH TO THE FACE PUSHING MTV TO THE ROPES!
Justiciar Eric (Off-Mic): OH SHUT THE HELL UP WILL YOU, YOUR MOM WOULD BE DISAPPOINTED IN YOU!
Deadprez: MTV looks angered as steam comes out of his nose, HE RUNS OVER TO JUSTICIAR ERIC BUT ERIC WITH…ORDER IMPACT, JUMPING CUTTE- NO MTV PUSHES HIM AWAY…DOUBLE ARM DDT! IT’S MORPHIN’ TIME! MTV AIN’T PLAYING GAMES AS HE CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE..LEAPING UP…DOUBLE STOMP MOONSAULT! THE URKEL DANCE CONNECTS AS SHANE GATES GETS UP AND TRIES TO LAND A PUNCH ON MTV BUT HE BLOCKS IT AND REVERSES IT WITH A PUNCH OF HIS OWN-KICK TO THE GUT! SHANE THROWN OUT OF THE RING! MTV DASHES OVER TO ERIC AND GOES FOR THE PIN!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(DING DING DING!)
(“Buzzin’” plays through the arena as MTV quickly rolls out of the ring and up onto the ramp, a vivid smile on his face. Shane Gates is sitting up with a face of anger and shock as Justiciar Eric is still knocked out in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOUR WINNER…M…T…V!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: MTV WON! I had my money on this man
Eve: Yeah sure you did, or were you betting on your man Justiciar Eric?
Deadprez: I’d rather die, anyways congrats to MTV on a successful Showdown debut, the future is bright for him!
Eve: Oh so you complain about me saying it and you say it yourself?
Deadprez: No no that’s not what it- whatever we’ll be right back!
(Commercial for the funeral of Nightmare. Paid for by the Poon Foundation. Sponsored by PETA.)
(Camera opens to Ahren Fournier wearing a custom made suit inside of a private limousine. The EAW Championship sits next to him
Ahren Fournier: Am I supposed to be impressed? I won the EAW Championship in December and I have had two challengers in Chris Elite and Jack Haze. Are these supposed to test me? Are these supposed to be the kind of men this company sees as worthy of a match with the GOAT? Chris Elite got his ass beat by some faceless nothings last night at some Dynasty thing that apparently happened. And Jack Haze hasn’t even cleared medical after the brutality I put him through in the title match he fell ass backwards into over Cody Marshall not paying attention. Shame, because I heard Haze had an order worth half his salary waiting there in Denver.
(Ahren glances to the side and checks his GOATee in a mirror before shouting up to the driver)
Ahren Fournier: Hey! How much longer, fuckface?
Driver’s Voice: Pulling up in a moment sir.
Ahren Fournier: The GOAT doesn’t appreciate having his time wasted. He prefers a competent challenge. I don’t give a damn about this business. But I come in and all these little children who spent their lives dreaming of being here dig and dig to get here. I walked in just for having a pretty face and I’m better than every last one of them. I have beaten the best and I’ve done everything on just being the GOAT. I hear someone new talking about how great they are for working so hard all their life and it makes me laugh as they all squirm at the thought of me as the EAW Champion. It makes them sick and I love every minute of it. I was ignored for so long, not because of any lacking ability. No. It was because they couldn’t accept the fact of how GOAT I truly was because I didn’t share some childish dream of theirs. I’m here. I do my job better than anyone else. And I get paid. That’s all I need. And finally people are forced to stop ignoring my greatness over their infantile desires, and two defenses in its unmistakable, no one can come close to me.
(The limousine pulls up and the door opens. Ahren grabs his title and his umbrella as he steps out to reveal he has arrived at a Los Angeles fashion show)
Ahren Fournier: So when Showdown has a challenge worthy of my time, you’ll hear from me then. Don’t worry though, Denver. You’ll all just hit a dispensary after the show and chomp down on some goldfish crackers to help you cope with not seeing the greatest wrestler alive today. And to the roster, I’d tell you to be better. But you’re already just reaching at this point.
(Ahren steps up, adjusts his suit, and walks away to the fashion show)
(Commercial for 1-800-SCRIPTURE featuring Constance Blevins)
(We capture a shot inside the ring where a myriad of different weapons lay about in all four corners of the ring.)
Eve: Well, not that I know anything about what we are about to see, DP, but we sure better have a doctor or medics at ringside for this one!
Deadprez: They’re certainly in the building, and this match is exactly what the doctor ordered, Eve! There’s an assortment of dangerous items in that ring right now, and I’m sure both of the men that are about to come out here and kill each other know just what to do!
(Soon the cage from up above is shown slowly descending from up near the rafters where it had been hanging all night. This gets the crowd buzzing the closer it gets to completely engulfing the entire ring, that has plenty of weapons on tap, until it is firmly set upon the floor.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is your main event match of the evening….
Crowd: (loud reaction from the capacity crowd)
Gina Romano: This is an EXTREME STEEL CAGE MATCH….and it’s for the ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
Gina Romano: This match can be won in one of three ways. This match can be won by pinning your opponent’s shoulders to the mat for the count of three, or by escaping the cage through the padlocked door, or by climbing over the cage wall and both feet have touched the floor!
(“Native Blood” by Silent Planet blares through the public announce system as the crowd begins to jeer unmercifully for the enigma known as Solomon. Solomon, stoic expression and all, looks out at the crowd, before staring straight ahead at steel structure just down the ramp way. Solomon wastes no time in walking up the steps and entering the cage and posing at the center of the ring receiving jeers from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first…He now resides in London, England…..He weighs in at TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE POUNDS…..He’s LND-MADE…….This is SOOOLLLLOOOOOMMMMONNNNNNN!!!
Eve: This man is sadistic, he’s vile, and in many ways an enigma from the very start since arriving in Elite Answers Wrestling, and he’s been placed in this match to basically shed some extra weight from the waist of Drake King after it was finally revealed at Under Siege that Drake King and now his brethren in The Round Table were directly responsible for the backstage shenanigans that went on, the attacks!
Deadprez: Well, when you consider how much harder this guy had to work to get his opportunities only to come up short. The fans turned on him, management wouldn’t bother to listen to the man when he said he’d eventually get what he was owed, and now he’s on top of the world, speaking of Drake King! I hope Solomon puts in a good fight, but let’s face facts. Drake King is a legit superstar in the making! Solomon has a chance, but it’s quite slim in my opinion, of taking that championship away from Drake King even with The Round Table barred from even being here tonight!
(“Ready For War” by Adelitas starts up as the new Interwire Champion, Drake King, makes his way out to a mixed reaction.)
Gina Romano: Introducing his opponent….He now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina….He weighs in at TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY POUNDS…..He’s THE KING…..The CURRENT REIGNING AND DEFENDING ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING INTERWIRE CHAMPION…..DRRRRAAAAKKKEEEE KIIIIINNNNNGGGG!!!!
(Drake holds up the Interwire Championship high for all to see nodding his head confidently as he looks all throughout the arena showering him with jeers before he begins making that long walk down to the ring where the cage awaits.)
Eve: The champion looks pretty confident to say the least, DP! He’s managed to do what nobody else could, and that was take the Interwire Championship off of Malcolm Jones as he did at Under Siege! I personally don’t like how he managed to do it, but maybe after the punishment he’s sure to have to endure in this match he’ll think twice about his actions going forward!
Deadprez: Drake King is the Interwire Champion! He’s the epitome what a REAL King should be, Eve! Take notes! This didn’t happen by accident! Perfectly crafted plans that came to fruition, and look at the end result because that’s all people care about in the end! People don’t have to like it, but they damn sure have to accept it! Especially our dear General Manager who is trying to punish this man, Hurricane Hawk! Shame on you boss! Just saying.
(Drake looks at the steel cage structure from the outside at ringside before looking out at the crowd with a brief glare followed by a smirk as walks up the ring steps to enter the ring and posing with Interwire Championship belt around his waist for a moment before unstrapping it and handing it off to the referee.)
(The official on the inside of the ring stands in the center addressing both competitors, informing them both of the rules while the other official begins putting the padlock on the cage door. The referee holds up the Interwire Championship for all to see what’s on the line before handing it off to the referee on the outside who immediately locks the cage door. The referee on the inside of the cage signals for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: And there’s the bell, and each man still are still standing in there respective corners, just looking around at this point! Just looking all around at the steel cage structure, and then around them at the array of weaponry that’s at their disposal! (from pry bars, to kendo sticks, fluorescent light bulbs, barbed wire baseball bat, lead pipe, several chairs, razor wire just to name a few are either sitting or standing up inside of a trash can in the corner opposite of each competitor) This is going to be absolutely insane, DP! Solomon moving in on the newly crowned Interwire Champion, Drake King, and King now shuffling from right to left back and forth as the bigger man in the match, Solomon, closes in, reaching for Drake King who ducks and sidesteps the attempt by Solomon! Drake King now has Solomon in the empty corner where he begins to throw jabs at him which makes his head cock back with each blow! Drake does a little shimmy to show off for a second before nailing Solomon in the straight in the head with a clubbing blow that sends Solomon down to a seated position where Drake King continues to stomp away at Solomon in the corner aggressively! Drake King turns away for a moment only for Solomon to make a surprising recovery out of the corner only to have King quickly turn and deliver a superkick to the midsection of Solomon which makes him double over holding his stomach! Solomon is on his knees when the next low superkick is sent down toward his face, but Solomon moves and then swipes at Drake King’s free leg which trips up the current Interwire Champion which sends him meeting the canvas!
Deadprez: Now Solomon raining down on Drake King with clubbing closed fists repeatedly! Solomon rises back to his feet and poses in the center of the ring only for the crowd to jeer him unmercifully! Solomon now takes his strides over to the trash can full of contents and now looks to take advantage of this situation, but Drake King is now back up! He spins Solomon around and begins throwing rights at Solomon who seems unfazed by the blows, and instead begins throwing some of his own at Drake King! Solomon whips Drake King to the ropes! Solomon misses with a clothesline as Drake King ducks it! Coming back now is Drake King! With a jumping facebuster that slams the face of Solomon into the canvas! Drake King bringing down his boots aggressively with stomps to the leg and back of Solomon! Now the head! Drake King now hurries over to the trash can full of contents! Solomon trying to recover here as he makes his way back to his feet!
Eve: Here comes Solomon, but too little too late! Drake King anticipated, and well, as he met the attempted attack from behind by Solomon with a hard shot from the kendo stick that he pulled from the trash can! He just used it and nailed Solomon in the midsection! Now Drake King brings the kendo stick across the back of Solomon! And another! Solomon falls to his knees! Solomon, look at this guy, he’s out there! He’s asking for anther shot, and Drake King obliges and brings down the kendo stick and it connects with the head of Solomon who goes down falling back into the canvas! NOW DRAKE KING BRINGS DOWN THAT KENDO STICK ON THE LEGS, ARMS, CHEST! WOW! SOLOMON TRYING TO ROLL AWAY BUT DRAKE KING COMING WITH THE FIRE AND RAGE IN HIS EYES! HE’S A HOUSE OF FIRE WITH THAT KENDO STICK IN HAND! The welts already appearing on Solomon now as Drake King is looking to prove a point here! Solomon trying to crawl away to the ropes but Drake King hot in pursuit! Drake King AGAIN BRINGS DOWN THE KENDO STICK TO THE BACK OF SOLOMON! THIS TIME IT BREAKS THE KENDO STICK!
Deadprez: Solomon yelling out in pain as Drake King rebounds off the ropes! Bicycle kick to put Solomon back down on the canvas! Solomon just keeps getting back up though! He’s yelping in pain but he’s back to a standing vertical base as Drake King throws a kick to the midsection that makes Solomon keel over! Drake King off the ropes! AND A HANUMAN SPINNING BACKFIST RIGHT TO THE THROAT OF DRAKE KING! MY GOD DRAKE GASPING NOW AS HE HOLDS AT HIS THROAT! SOLOMON GRITS HIS TEETH NODDING HIS HEAD WITH SATISFACTION! HE’S GOT DRAKE KING WHERE HE WANTS HIM! AND A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE BY SOLOMON TO DRAKE KING AND DRAKE GOES DOWN!
Eve: What a devastating maneuver we just saw from Solomon! He was just getting the beatdown of his career by Drake King but somehow kept finding a way to get back up and now he’s firmly in control now! Solomon talking trash to Drake King now! Solomon letting Drake King know he’s going to get messed up in this match! Solomon grabs up Drake by his hair as Drake is still grabbing at his throat in an obvious bit of pain! And now SOLOMON RUNS WITH A HAND FULL OF THE HAIR OF DRAKE KING AND TOSSES HIM INTO TO THE WALL OF THE STEEL CAGE!! AND DRAKE BOUNCES OFF THE CAGE WALL! OUCH! BUT SOLOMON GRABS UP DRAKE KING BY HIS HAIR AGAIN AND RUNS HIM TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE WHERE HE’S TOSSED INTO THE WALL OF THE STEEL CAGE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE! THIS TIME DRAKE BOUNCES OFF THE WALL AND IS LEFT LAYING IN THE RING! MAN!! THIS SOLOMON IS REALLY SHOWING HIS TOUGHNESS RIGHT NOW! He’s going for a Bo Staff that was laid down in the corner by the ring apron! These weapons are here to maim the human body, DP! And neither man appears to have any let up in sight in the way of punishment!
Deadprez: Solomon twirls the staff as Drake King is set to stand back up on his feet! Solomon holds the staff up over his head as he runs at Drake King but Drake trips up Solomon! Drop toe hold by Drake King! Great instincts by Drake to avoid what perhaps could have been a devastating shot from that staff! Drake crawls on top of the back of Solomon! That bo staff is still within reach, out of the hands of Solomon and Drake King reaches out for it! He’s got it! Oh my God he’s trying to choke Solomon with it! Solomon trying to block it! Drake King beats down on the back of the head of Solomon mercilessly with these closed fist shots! Now he’s bearing back again with that bo staff trying to go for the choke with on Solomon, but Solomon is blocking this! DRAKE!! HEADBUTTS BY DRAKE KING FROM BEHIND! NOW DRAKE KING BEARING BACK WITH THAT BO STAFF AND HE’S CHOKING SOLOMON!! SOLOMON THRASHING AROUND EVERYWHERE THAT BUT DRAKE KING HOLDS THAT STAFF IN PLACE AS SOLOMON STRUGGLES!! SOLOMON REACHING OUT WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS! HE’S REACHING FOR THE ROPES! BUT THERE’S NO ROPE BREAKS IN A STEEL CAGE!!??? WITH DRAKE KING RIDING HIS BACK SOLOMON STILL PULLING CLOSER TO THOSE ROPES!! HE’S GOT THEM!! HE’S GOT THE ROPES!! NOW WHAT!!?? DRAKE KING STILL WRENCHING AWAY WITH THAT BO STAFF!! SOLOMON YELLING OUT BUT HE’S LOSING HIS GRIP ON THIS TITLE MATCH HERE!!
Eve: SOLOMON IS REACHING PAST THE ROPES!! HE’S REACHING OUT TO THE CAGE!! HE’S GOT ONE HAND CLASPED TO THE CAGE!! NOW HE’S GOT THE OTHER!! DRAKE KING STILL TRYING TO CHOKE OUT SOLOMON!! SOLOMON THOUGH IS PERSEVERING THROUGH THIS!! HOW’S HE DOING THIS!! OH MY GOSH!! SOLOMON JUST PULLED FORWARD WITH ALL HIS STRENGTH AND HE JUST RAMMED HIS OWN HEAD INTO THE WALL OF THE STEEL CAGE! BUT I THINK HE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT HE HAD HIS MIND SET ON! AND AMAZINGLY HE HAD THE STRENGTH LEFT IN HIS BODY TO DO SO!! OH!! AND AGAIN!! AGAIN THE HEAD OF DRAKE KING MEETS THE STEEL WALL!! DRAKE FINALLY LOSES GRIP OF THAT BO STAFF!! SOLOMON IS COUGHING AND TRYING TO BREATHE AND FREE THE AIR TO ENTER THOSE LUNGS AGAIN!! Drake King rolls away to the side of Solomon holding his head in obvious pain! Solomon still grabbing at his throat area, the marks from that bo staff have been left at Solomon’s expense! Solomon using the ropes to hold himself up! But now Solomon sees a steel chair nearby. A pretty basic weapon in today’s day and age but still one that’s quite effective if used right, DP!
Deadprez: Solomon grabs the steel chair with evil intentions in mind as Drake King looks to rise back to his feet! SOLOMON GOES TO SWING AT DRAKE KING WHO JUST BARELY GETS OUT OF DODGE AS THE CHAIR CLANGS AGAINST THE STEEL WALL OF THE CAGE! SOLOMON TAKES ANOTHER CHANCE AT A SHOT TRYING TO STRIKE DRAKE KING BUT DRAKE MOVES AGAIN AS SOLOMON CONNECTS WITH THE TOP ROPE!! THE CHAIR BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND NAILS SOLOMON RIGHT BACK IN THE FACE! THIS CAUSES SOLOMON TO STAGGER BACK DROPPING THE CHAIR!! HERE COMES DRAKE KING NOW!! RUNNING JUMPING DDT ON THE CHAIR!! DRAKE KING WITH THE COVER!!
Eve: Solomon shows resiliency by kicking out there as Drake King could’ve taken it there! Drake King begins crawling back toward that trash can full of weapons! Now Drake King pulling out a barbed wire 2X4! Solomon has his hands on that bo staff again! AND FROM BEHIND SOLOMON JUST NAILED DRAKE KING WITH THAT BO STAFF OVER THE TOP OF HIS BACK! BUT DRAKE KING OUT OF DESPERATION TURNS AND SWINGS THE BARBED WIRE 2X4 AND IT NAILS SOLOMON IN THE SHOULDER AREA! DRAKE KING TAKES ANOTHER SWING TO THE SAME BODY PART AND THIS TIME SOLOMON DROPS THE STAFF! NOW DRAKE DRIVES THE 2×4 LIKE A STAKE INTO THE MIDSECTION OF SOLOMON AND FORCES HIM BACKWARDS INTO THE ROPES! SOLOMON YELLS OUT IN PAIN! NOW DRAKE KING YANKS THE BARBED WIRE 2×4 BACK! AND NOW HE GRABS SOLOMON BY HIS HAIR AND NOW DRIVES THAT 2×4 INTO THE HEAD OF SOLOMON AND THE BLOOD STARTS FLOODING DOWN HIS FACE IMMEDIATELY! SOLOMON WITH A HEADBUTT TO DRAKE KING! AND ANOTHER! ANOTHER! SPEAR BY SOLOMON THAT TAKES DRAKE KING TO THE GROUND! NOW SOLOMON POUNDING AWAY ONCE AGAIN ON DRAKE KING! BUT DRAKE KING STILL HAS THAT 2×4 AND HE JABS IT INTO THE FACE OF SOLOMON THAT SENDS HIM FALLING BACKWARDS!! DRAKE KING NOW RAISES THE 2×4 UP FROM A STANDING POSITION AND JABS INTO THE MIDSECTION OF THE LAID OUT SOLOMON! SOLOMON IN BIG TROUBLE!
Deadprez: Drake King throwing that 2×4 to the side and begins reach for the wall of the steel cage to begin trying to climb out! That’s the name of the game essentially, Eve! Incapacitate your opponent, that’s the name of the game and try to escape! Solomon looking on from a downed position trying to regather himself! All that blood streaming down his face as Drake King begins to dig his boots into the gaps in the cage wall and placing his hands in position to pull himself up! Now Solomon starting to rise up as he now knows what’s going on fully! He knows he can’t let Drake King get any more out of his reach or this match will be over! Drake King is still climbing up but here comes Solomon reaching up to climb as well! He’s climbing up at the side right from Drake King! Now Solomon takes a shot at Drake King! Drake King trying to kick at Solomon! And he gets a nice shot in on Solomon right in the face! But Solomon doesn’t go down! Drake King tries the same attempt as he did a moment ago! But this time Solomon catches the boot of Drake King! Solomon pull himself up a notch higher to where he’s nearly parallel side by side with Drake King! Now Solomon throwing a kick at Drake King! And another shot from Solomon to the midsection of Solomon! Both of these men trying to throw the final devastating blow that could end the other’s night, and so far there is signs of that happening! Now Drake King feels those shots, but still manages to grab the head full of hair of Solomon and slams the head of Drake King into the cage wall! NO! DRAKE KING BLOCKS IT AND NOW SENDS SOLOMON’S HEAD STRAIGHT INTO INSTEAD! OH MY GOODNESS! DRAKE KING AGAIN SLAMS THE HEAD OF SOLOMON INTO THE CAGE WALL! DRAKE WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!?? CAREERS COULD BE ENDED RIGHT HERE!! DRAKE KING GRABS A HOLD OF THE HEAD OF SOLOMON!! HE’S GOT HIM!! NO! DON’T DO THIS!! JUMPING CUTTER OFF THE NEAR TOP OF THE CAGE!! BOTH MEN HITTING THE CANVAS AND BOUNCING HARD OFF IT! THAT’S NOT WHAT THE HUMAN BODY IS CONDITIONED FOR!!
Eve: Both men look absolutely dead right now, DP! Neither man moving at the moment as they lay in the ring practically side by side….motionless. Drake King barely moving but he’s moving just enough to inch his way to Solomon, draping his arm over the chest of Solomon! The referee there to make the count!
Deadprez: Solomon kicks out! Amazing! Like this man or hate him, it really doesn’t matter, because it doesn’t change the fact the man is double tough to be able to withstand this type of punishment! Drake King pushing himself up, however, and he’s now trying to find his balance as he staggers back to his feet! He’s looking around, looking back at that trash can! Drake King walks over to the trash can, and he picks it up and begins pouring all the contents out of it! We finally see everything that these cameras couldn’t pick up earlier! Look at all the weapons, everything is now the out and about laying in the ring (Staple gun, fluorescent light bulbs, rolls of barbed wire, broken shards of glass, a thumbtack bat, razor wire, crowbar, etc. – you name it, it’s all here) while Drake King has that trash can and Solomon still crawling around on the canvas! Drake King has looked quite dominant for the most part, but Solomon keeps finding a way to absorb all this punishment and find his way back to his feet! Now Drake King brings down that thrash can on to the back of the downed Solomon! Drake King brings it down again! Solomon has been flattened here! BUT WAIT A MINUTE! SOLOMON IS PUSHING HIMSELF BACK UP! BUT HOW!!??? Drake King can hardly believe this himself as he backpedals a few paces! He’s looking around, but then he finally comes to his decision and then rebounds off the ropes! KNEEL TO THE KING!!! THE CURB STOMP TO SOLOMON THAT DRIVES HIS HEAD STRAIGHT INTO THE CANVAS!! DRAKE KING FOR THE COV-WAIT! WHAT!! DRAKE KING HAS GRABBED THAT TRASH CAN AGAIN!! WHAT.IS.DRAKE KING DOING??? HE JUST TURNED THE PRONE DEADWEIGHT OF SOLOMON ON HIS BACK AND HAS PLACED THAT TRASHCAN ON TOP OF THE CHEST OF THE BLOODIED SOLOMON!! DRAKE KING NOW GRABS A STEEL CHAIR LAYING NEARBY! NOW DRAKE KING RAINS DOWN CHAIR SHOTS ON TOP OF THAT TRASHCAN WITH SOLOMON UNDERNEATH IT!! OVER AND OVER AND OVER DRAKE KING IS RELENTLESS!! HE HAS NO REMORSE RIGHT NOW! HOWEVER IN MY BOOK THAT’S WHAT HAS THE MAKINGS OF A DOMINANT CHAMPION!! HURRICANE HAWK MAY HAVE MADE THIS MATCH TO PUNISH DRAKE KING BUT I THINK IT’S BACKFIRED AT THIS POINT BECAUSE DRAKE KING COULDN’T LOOK ANY MORE DOMINANT AT THE MOMENT!!
Eve: But he’s apparently not done! Drake King picks up Solomon! He pulls him in! THE KINGS WASTELAND ON THE CHAIR!!! MY GOD WHAT A DEVASTATING MOVE EXECUTED IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION! DRAKE KING NOW BEGINS CRAWLING TOWARD THE CORNER OF THE RING! HE’S SIGNALING FOR THE REFEREE ON THE OUTSIDE TO OPEN THE CAGE DOOR! BUT LOOK NOW! SOLOMON IS ACTUALLY STIRRING! DRAKE LOOKS BEYIND ANGRY! DRAKE WAVES OFF THE REFEREE AND— GUILLOTINE! THE SICK KICK TO THE FACE OF SOLOMON! AND DRAKE DRAGS HIM OVER AND SETS HIS FACE ON THE SEAT OF THE CHAIR! AND NOW DRAKE GRABS A BASEBALL BAT WRAPPED IN RAZOR WIRE! AND—
Eve: He just…
Deadprez: DRAKE KING JUST BASHED SOLOMONS SKULL IN! HE ROLLS SOLOMON OVER AND NOW HE STANDS A FOOT ON SOLOMONS CHEST! THE REFEREE LOOKS AROUND ALMOST APPEARING NERVOUS BUT HE MAKES THE COUNT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND STILL THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION…. DRAKE KING!!!!
Deadprez: That is the most vicious and violent I have ever seen Drake King…
(Drake takes the championship over his shoulder as “Ready for War” begins to play again and climbs up the side of the cage)
Eve: This is our Interwire Champion…
(Drake sits on the top edge of the cage and faces out to the camera holding the championship on his shoulder as he sits above the bloody carnage inside the ring)
Drake King (off mic): I AM THE KING AROUND HERE! I AM THE KING! AND THIS… THIS IS MY THRONE ROOM! KNEEL BEFORE YOUR KING!!
Eve: If this is what Drake King can do entirely on his own… what does that mean the Round Table is capable of as a whole…?
(Drake holds the championship high, his body covered in blood)
(EAW Logo Buzzes)