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Showdown 5/25/2019

(EAW Intro Plays)

(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar begins to play as the Showdown intro runs for the broadcast. Camera opens to the sold out crowd at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire who are on their feet cheering as the music continues to play. Several crowd signs are seen such as “Heart Hates Farm Animals”, “Hawk Daddy”, and “Equal Right Hooks” before panning to the commentary desk with Eve and Deadprez.)

Eve: HELLO EVERYONE! ITS SATURDAY NIGHT AND THAT MEANS ITS TIME FOR EAW’S FLAGSHIP SHOW, SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!! I’M EVE AND I’M JOINED AS EVER BY THE DENITOUS DEADPREZ!

Deadprez: The hell does denitous mean?

Eve: Made it up. But it sounded good.

Deadprez: Not really but iight. Anyway, we are fresh off the heels of Wrath of the Dragon and now we are moving down the final stretch to Pain for Pride! We’ve already confirmed our main event for the show where Chris Elite will take on Malcolm Jones for the EAW Championship! Malcolm won his first title defense against the former champion, Ahren Fournier, inside of Hell in a Cell! A match he ended by taking a leaping frog splash through the cell roof and onto Ahren who was covered in shards of glass! That match was surrounded by controversy to say the least!

Eve: It certainly was, DP. Kassidy Heart looked like she was ready to basically end Malcolm in that match but something snapped inside of her and she turned on her partner, knocking Ahren out with a crowbar and causing him to fall through a hole in the top of the cell and down into a pile of lightbulbs underneath! Word is Kassidy Heart has stated that she will not be returning to Showdown anytime soon, though that was before the big announcement that Empire will be dissolving by the end of the season, so she may not have much choice!

Deadprez: We don’t even know if women will still be employed by EAW after this season!

Eve: :lupe:

(“No Regrets” by Pusha T hits as Hurricane Hawk walks out into the stage to a big cheer from the crowd. He has a big grin and the camera follows him as he walks down the ramp on his way to the ring.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome EAW Hall of Famer and Showdown General Manager, Hurricane Hawk!!

Eve: Showdown’s GM on his way to the ring! He’s got to have quite a bit to say after Wrath of the Dragon!

Deadprez: A very successful night for the blue brand! Hawk has every right to look proud tonight!

(Hawk climbs up and into the ring before sitting on the second rope to let Gina out. He pauses for a moment to look around at the crowd.)

Hurricane Hawk: What a fucking night we had last week at Wrath of the Dragon, huh?!?

(The crowd cheers wildly.)

Hurricane Hawk: First and foremost let me congratulate Malcolm Jones on his successful defense of the EAW Championship. He and Ahren Fournier went to war in a match that none of us will soon forget. A match where two men put their bodies on the line and gave everything for the sake of the EAW Championship, so much so that neither man was moving by the end of the night. I know that match had some controversy to it, but Hell in a Cell is a no disqualification match and therefore all was legal. Now, I have to go ahead and say that neither man will be in attendance tonight. Both have been held home for medical leave. But I’m told they will be cleared soon. That said, the rest of the night was something else regarding controversy. Drake King retained his championship, but not by his own hands. The referees decision is final and that’s all that can be said for the moment on that. Cody Marshall took advantage of starting his match based on stipulation as opposed to waiting for the scheduled time later in the night and Jack Haze ultimately suffered the loss at the hands of a man who ambushed him.

And of course we now have Showdown’s first official contender for the Cash in the Vault ladder match! Damon Diesel managed to sneak away with the victory to earn his place in the match! And, of course, Chris Elite managed to get the win and has earned the chance to move on to the main event of Pain for Pride where he will challenge Malcolm Jones for the EAW Championship in what I have no doubts will be an absolute classic match!

(The crowd pops for the PFP main event.)

Hurricane Hawk: And speaking of Pain for Pride, after tonight there’s only three weeks until the biggest show of the entire year! And we are gearing up for possibly the biggest showing in company history! So the next few weeks are going to be can’t miss television as we still have several decisions to make about the grandest stage in all of sports, so make sure you stay locked in, right here, for Saturday Night Showdown!

(“No regrets” picks back up as Hawk drops the mic and slides out of the ring, high fiving several fans on his way back up the ramp.)

Eve: I couldn’t have said it better myself! Ladies and gentlemen we are kicking off the final leg of the road to Pain for Pride up next, with tonight’s opening contest! Stay tuned!

(Commercial for Harlow Reichert’s lips.)

(Camera opens to show Gina Romano inside the ring as “La Marmelade de Ma Grand Mère” by Florent Caubien hits the sound system and Provencal makes his way out and down the ramp, looking nervous.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is a triple threat match and is scheduled for One Fall!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Gina Romano: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Triffouillis-les-Oies, France, weighing in at 204 pounds… he is the Unvictorious Butter Knife… PROVENCALLLLLL!!!

Deadprez: Provencal coming out here and you can see the terror in his eyes as he faces not one but two people with actual competence tonight. The man who holds the record for being eliminated the quickest in Grand Rampage history has managed to get some shock moments such as his win over Ronin recently, but let’s just be real about how things will go here.

Eve: I wonder where his kids are?

Deadprez: some things, kids just shouldn’t have to see.

(Provencal gets into the ring and tries to shrink into a corner as “Applause” by Lady Gaga hits and Archimedes J. Manson comes out onto the stage with a bag over his shoulder and smile that’s just a little too happy.)

Gina Romano: And his opponent’s, Introducing first, making his way to the ring from… the United States of Hysteria… k… weighing in at 205 pounds… he is the Animaniac… ARCHIMEDES J. MAAAAAANNNSSSONNNN!!

Eve: This guy is very peculiar. He’s had a couple matches that maybe haven’t gone his way but he’s still been able to impress a few people backstage with his work. But he always seems to have a little something in mind.

Deadprez: He comes off crazy, but don’t be fooled. He’s got a strategic mindset. Don’t be shocked to see him start rectifying past losses before long.

(Manson climbs up into the ring and waves at Provencal as “Addiction” by Dope hits and Mammoth now makes his way into the stage for the first time.)

Gina Romano: And their opponent, making his way to the ring from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 276 pounds… He is the Beast… MAAAMMMMMOOTTTHHH!!!

Eve: And making his EAW debut is this monster of a man! Mammoth is a mountain of power and pain and he is planning to bring exactly that as the larger man in this match!

Deadprez: I’ve heard a lot about this guy and he could be someone to tear through the entire roster if they don’t look out!

(Mammoth climbs into the ring and readies himself in a corner as the ref calls for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: And here we go! Mammoth takes off from his corner and hurls Manson into the turn buckle before taking out Provencal with a big lariat! Impressive already from the big man! Mammoth now pulling Provencal up by the head BUT DROPKICKED FROM BEHIND BY MANSON! Mammoth drops Provencal as Manson trying to mount some offense here! Manson goes now to drive fists into Mammoth’s forehead—

Deadprez: BUT MAMMOTH THROWS HIM OFF WITH PURE POWER! How are either of these two going to put a stop to the debuting beast?!? Mammoth now has Manson by the head and yanks him up– GUTWRENCH SUPLEX PLANTS MANSON DOWN INTO THE MAT! Quick cover from Mammoth!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEE!

Eve: But Manson kicks out! And he immediately slides out of the ring to create some distance but now Provencal has been left alone with Mammoth in the ring! PROVENCAL RUSHES IN THOUGH! WHAT BRAVERY! HE MAKES A MAD DASH RIGHT AT MAMMOTH AND IS SWINGING FOR THE FENCES! PROVENCAL CONNECTING WITH SHOT AFTER SHOT NOW AND— and Mammoth isn’t even phased by the punches! Provencal slowly realizing and now he falls the mat and gets on his knees! He’s begging for forgiveness and mercy! BUT MAMMOTH GRABS HIM AND YANKS HIM UP STRAIGHT INTO A POWERBOMB!

Deadprez: BUT MANSON WITH A DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP TO THE BACK OF MAMMOTH! AND HE LEAPS UP INTO ANOTHER DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP! TRYING TO TAKE THE WIND AWAY FROM THE MONSTER! Now he steps to the side… RUNNING KICK RIGHT TO THE SKULL OF THE BEAST! Now Manson lines up… GOING FOR THE LAST LAUGH! INVERTED STOMP FACEBREAKER!

Eve: BUT MAMMOTH MANAGES TO SHOVE HIM AWAY! Mammoth pulling himself up by the ropes, wounded by the compounded offense! Manson stumbles against the ropes and nearly falls over Provencal! He looks down at the fallen Frenchman and grabs him up! He slaps Provencal awake and points over at Mammoth! Provencal looks back and forth and nods! It looks like they’re on the same page! Both men take off— DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE SENDS MAMMOTH OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE! Mammoth lands on his feet but he’s still hobbled! Provencal looks like he’s just won the World Championship! He’s so proud of pulling that off! But Manson now sliding out of the ring! What’s he up to?

Deadprez: Being a thinking man! That’s what! He’s got that bag that he came out here with! HAHA! He just pulled out a seltzer sprayer! AND HE JUST SPRAYED MAMMOTH IN THE FACE WITH IT! NOW THATS FUNNY!

Eve: *sniff* *sniff* I… don’t think that was seltzer water…

Archimedes J. Manson (off-mic): AHAHAHA! CHLOROFORM SELTZER! ITS HILARIOUS! HAHAHAHAHA!

Eve: CHLOROFORM?!? NO WONDER IM LIGHTHEADED! IS THAT EVEN LEGAL?

Deadprez: Well, it’s a triple threat so in the realm of wrestling, YES!

Eve: Mammoth is stumbling and… and he just dropped to the floor! Manson drops the spray bottle and slides back in the ring! He slithers up behind Provencal who is still celebrating taking Mammoth over the top rope and—

Deadprez: THE PUNCHLINE! ROLLING THUNDER CLOTHESLINE CONNECTS AND TURNS PROVENCAL INSIDE OUT! MANSON MAKES THE COVER!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: Here is your winner… ARCHIMEDES J. MANSON!

(Manson celebrates by cackling wildly inside the ring as Provencal and Mammoth are both still down.)

Deadprez: What strategy by Manson! This kid is heading to the top! Get him his own show even! Great laughs!

Eve: His strategy was illegal chemicals! How is that praiseworthy! He could’ve killed someone or brought lawsuits on the company!

Deadprez: No disqualifications. That’s all you need to know!

(Commercial for an image of Cage standing on top of giant poker chips.)

(Camera opens to find Eric Havoc sitting under a single light bulb in an undisclosed area.)

Eric Havoc: I know what you all wanted…

(He chuckles before looking up into the camera.)

Eric Havoc: You all wanted for Shane Gates to have properly taken me out. For me to be too injured to compete. For what you all know is imminent to be avoided… BUT AS THE PHOENIX DOES, THE ONE RISES FROM THE ASHES!

(Eric slaps his formerly injured shoulder and grins.)

Eric Havoc: And now I’m properly cleared. As if anything would hold me back from what I face tonight! Tonight is when destiny comes. Tonight is when I can show why fools like Shane Gates are in the past! Tonight is when all comes full circle and Jake Smith falls at the hands of the TRUE mightiest one in EAW! There is nothing off limits… nothing I can’t do… and I am not bound by the responsibility of a Justiciar anymore…

(The lights cut out.)

Eric Havoc: Tonight… Havoc will reign…

(Commercial for the NBA Finals as the Toronto Raptors will take on the Golden State Warriors, but you’ll all be preoccupied watching something less important.)

(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)

Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Gina Romano: And it is a Street Fight which by orders of the General Manager Hurricane Hawk will be these two men’s FINAL ENCOUNTER!

Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

(“Cunning Not Convincing” by Get Scared hits as Jake Smith walks out onto the ramp with something behind his back.)

Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Gina Romano: Introducing first from Venice, California weighing in at 210 pounds “The Mightiest One” JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE SMITH!!!!

(Jake Smith makes his way out to the ring wearing blue jeans and carrying a steel chair as he looks ready for a street fight.)

Deadprez: Damn Jake Smith already coming out with a weapon! What a badass!

Eve: I know right Dead. It’s like he actually prepared for this match or something. Rare to see that honestly.

Deadprez: My mind is blown by this level of preparation. I sure hope that his opponent is just as ready as he is.

(Suddenly loud screaming noises are heard.)

Eve: What is this?

Deadprez: Oh god I don’t want to look at this.

(The words “Rebirth by Havoc” appears on the screen as “Architects” by Rise Against hits.)

Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

(Eric Havoc makes his way into the stage in a kneeling manner. He slowly stands up as he raises his arms in a slow dramatic fashion and points to the screen which changes to the words “EXTREME REBIRTH”. Suddenly the entire arena is plunged into a blood red light and Eric makes his way down to the ring.)

Gina Romano: And his opponent from Jacksonville, Florida weighing in at 220 pounds “The One” ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIC HAVOC!!!

Eric Havoc: Oh yeah Jake! I’m going to bring a lot of havoc into your world!

(Jake Smith is shown cringing as Eric enters the ring. Eric is wearing wrestling gear having seemingly forgotten that this is a street fight. Eric notices that Jake is wearing jeans and tries to ask Gina Romano if he can borrow her pants.)

Gina Romano: How absolutely dare you!

(Gina slaps Eric and storms out of the ring leaving him sad and rejected in the ring. Jake Smith is shown pointing and laughing as Eric looks enraged.)

Eric Havoc: Your loss mami! You won’t be part of the Extreme Rebirth! You know I am The One and you missing out!

(DING! DING! DING!)

**CLANG**

Eve: Oh shit! The second the bell rang Jake Smith smashed that steel chair over the head of Eric Havoc! Down goes Havoc! Down goes Havoc! The cover!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRRRRRRE-

Deadprez: Eric Havoc kicks out! Bah gawd I thought that was it right there! Jake Smith smiles as he complains to the referee.

Jake Smith: Come on man. Just end it. We all know I’m going to win and I really don’t want to face this loser anymore.

Referee: You know the rules! Get the three count if you want the win!

Eve: Jake Smith looks annoyed as he pulls Eric Havoc back up once more and slaps him hard across the face.

Jake Smith: Why won’t you just leave me alone?

Deadprez: Another slap to the face!

Jake Smith: I’m done with you. Moving on and moving up!

Eve: Another! Even harder slap to the face!

Jake Smith: So pathetic…

Deadprez: Slapped! WAIT NO! ERIC CAUGHT THE HAND! ERIC PULLS JAKE DOWN INTO A SMALL PACKAGE!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Kickout by Jake Smith! Eric nearly stole one right there! Both men back up as Jake backs off for a second clearly in shock by what he has just seen. Eric raises his arms taunting Jake as he yells something or other about being reborn.

Deadprez: And now it looks like Jake is going for that steel chair yet again! But Eric Havoc slides in and kicks it out of the ring! Jake punches Eric back up against the ropes before whipping him off to the other side… LARIAT!!! NO! Eric comes flying back with a Crossbody! The force from that Crossbody sending both men down to the mat as they both go rolling to the outside! AND NOW THE BRAWL BREAKS OUT! BOTH MEN PUNCHING THE SHIT OUTTA EACH OTHER!!! THEY FLYING BACK AND FORTH HITTING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!

Eve: Eric Havoc grabs the head of Jake Smith and bashes it across the turnbuckle post! Jake goes spinning off as Eric follows up grabbing his head again and bashing it off the Russian commentary table! Eric keeping Jake up once more as he whips him back first into the barricade! But Jake fires back… NO! ERIC SPEARS JAKE SMITH THROUGH THE BARRICADE INTO THE CROWD!!! HOLY SHIT!!!

Deadprez: The crowd cannot believe it as Eric Havoc has taken control of this match! Now Eric turning around and heading back to ringside as he flips up the ring apron! What is this madman looking for? Oh shit is that…

Eve: It is! It’s a barbed wire bat! And this crowd is chanting for blood as Eric Havoc turns on Jake Smith with a sadistic smile!

Eric Havoc: I’m going to give you my bat Jake! I hope you are ready!

Deadprez: Jake Smith sees Eric coming towards him in the crowd with the barbed wire bat as he begins crawling beneath the fans’ chairs! But Eric threatens to hit the fans with the bat as well as they all scatter! Eric bashing the top of the crowd chairs with the bat trying to get to Jake as he continues to snake his way beneath them.

**CLANK**

Eve: Jake Smith just kicked one of the chairs into Eric’s face! Eric falls backwards tumbling over the barricade back into the ringside area! Jake Smith leaps off a chair onto the top of the barricade… Flying Crossbody off the barrier landing on Jake Smith! The cover!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Deadprez: Kickout by Eric Havoc! Now Jake Smith takes the barbed wire bat out of Eric’s hands! He swings it at Eric’s skull!!! But Eric rolls out of the way! The barbed wire on the bat gets it stuck in the ringside mat giving Eric a chance to make it back to his feet! But Jake breaks the bat free from the floor! He swings it at Eric who ducks and Jake spins around wildly… SUPERKICK FROM ERIC HAVOC! The bat goes flying into the ring as Jake is down! Eric rolls into the ring and picks up the bat this is not good for Jake!

Eve: Jake Smith is crawling up the entrance ramp now as Eric rolls out of the ring with the bat! He swings it! But Jake quickly rolls away back up to his feet! Jake makes his way backstage as he tries to escape from Eric and his bat of doom!

Eric Havoc: There is no escape from me Jake! Do you really believe this is our final encounter?!?!? NO!!! WE ARE DESTINED TO FACE EACH OTHER FOR ETERNITY!!!

Deadprez: Eric Havoc makes his way back through the curtain in search of Jake Smith who is stumbling through the hallways. Eric spots him making his way down a stairwell.

Eric Havoc: I FOUND YOU JAKE! LET’S FIGHT!!!

Eve: Eric Havoc leaps down the stairway Spearing Jake in midair as both men roll to the bottom of the stairs unconscious. Holy shit I think they both just died! That was like 50 stairs and then they crashed and burned on concrete!

Deadprez: A pool of blood now forming around the back of Jake Smith’s skull. And Eric Havoc licking the blood as he comes conscious! This man is truly deranged! And somehow through all of this he hasn’t even let go of that barbed wire bat! ERIC HAVOC DRIVES THE BARBED WIRE BAT INTO THE CHEST OF JAKE SMITH! ERIC TEARS BACK RIPPING FLESH OFF THE BODY OF JAKE! JAKE SCREAMS IN PAIN AS HE LOOKS DOWN AT HIS MUTILATED CHEST AND SEES TRICKLES OF BLOOD RAINING DOWN HIS MIDSECTION. ERIC HAVOC WITH A SADISTIC LAUGH!

Eric Havoc: Now I have a piece of you Jake to keep forever! But you will not be you for too much longer. You will become part of the EXTREME REBIRTH!

Eve: ERIC HAVOC DRIVES THE BAT DOWN ONCE MORE AND I DON’T EVEN WANT TO KNOW WHAT AN EXTREME REBIRTH IS!

Deadprez: NO! Jake Smith kicks the bat away! It rolls even farther down the steps to the next landing. Eric Havoc looks truly appalled. He grabs the head of Jake Smith and begins bashing it into the concrete!

Eric Havoc: DON’T MAKE ME DO THIS JAKE! WE ARE SUPPOSED TO WRESTLE FOREVER! I DON’T WANT TO END YOU! THIS MATCH… OUR FEUD CAN BE ETERNAL!

Eve: Eric Havoc has completely snapped! Jake Smith looks completely out of it as his entire face is covered in red! This is getting too dangerous… Somebody get out there and stop Eric before he kills this man! But nobody is coming… Eric now pulling Jake to his feet— CHAOS IMPACT! ERIC JUST PLANTED JAKE FACEFIRST WITH THAT JUMPING CUTTER INTO THE CONCRETE FLOOR! JAKE IS OUT COLD! ERIC MAKES THE COVER!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Eve: WAIT WHO IS THAT?!?!?

Deadprez: IT’S SHANE GATES! SHANE WITH A PUNT KICK TO THE HEAD OF ERIC HAVOC! HE KNOCKED HIM OFF OF THE PIN AT THW LAST INSTANT! ERIC HAD THIS WON! ERIC GOES ROLLING DOWN THE STEPS HITTING HIS HEAD ON EACH ONE AS HE FALLS! ERIC LIES MOTIONLESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS!!!

Eve: Now Shane Gates lifting up the bloody mess that is Jake Smith and carrying him down the stairs! He tosses Jake down onto Eric’s body as the referee runs to make the cover!

Referee: ONEEEEEEE!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano (back in the ring): Here is your winner… JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE SMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITHHHHH!!!!

(“Cunning Not Convincing” by Get Scared hits to confusion from the crowd as Shane Gates is shown standing over Eric Havoc at the bottom of the stairs. Shane spits on Eric before he leaves.)

Deadprez: Well I did not expect that Eve. Jake Smith just overcame the legendary Eric Havoc here tonight! Against all odds!

Eve: You call that overcoming Dead? I didn’t expect this either but the facts are that Eric Havoc should have won this match. As strange and violent as it was Jake Smith got completely destroyed here tonight. Let’s be clear. Shane Gates won this match, not Jake!

Deadprez: Well this is what happens when you have no friends. Eric should have had some backup in place! It’s a street fight Eve. And all is fair in the eyes of the streets! That was Eric’s last shot at Jake Smith and he didn’t get it done!

Eve: Well per the stipulations of this match, Jake Smith has won the final encounter ever between him and Eric Havoc. As ordered by GM Hurricane Hawk. Of course if Eric and Jake both get drafted to Voltage or something after Pain for Pride…

Deadprez: Let’s not even think about that Eve. Let’s just enjoy knowing that this feud has finally come to an end and Jake Smith has come out the victor! Eric talks about a rebirth, well now he will finally have to move on and literally rebirth his career. I hope he is ready for a life without Jake Smith!

(Commercial for the upcoming Drake King documentary this coming week streaming live on //www.— DAMN THEY ALREADY KILLED THE STREAM !!!!)

(Camera opens to find Terry Chambers sitting across from Hurricane Hawk in a backstage office.)

Terry Chambers: Come on, Hawk. You know that match was mine. THE TITLE WAS MINE! And his little goon squad get involved and everything goes to shit! You can’t tell me that sits right with you! You remember that night what they did to me! What they made you watch!

Hurricane Hawk: I’m well aware, Terry. But while you were unconscious that night I made a legally binding declaration that I wouldn’t be involved in the Round Table’s business anymore.

Terry Chambers: That verbal contract bullshit? There has to be a loophole around that!

Hurricane Hawk: Legal has been working on it but until then, my hands are tied. Drake King remains Interwire Champion and the referee’s decision is final.

(Suddenly, Diamond Cage busts through the office door, looking fresh from a casino, and brushes by Terry to lean in on Hawk.)

Diamond Cage: Add me to the match.

(Hawk blinks at the sudden interruption before leaning around Cage.)

Hurricane Hawk: Terry, I’m sorry. Can we pick this up later?

(Terry shakes his head before getting out of the chair and walking out the door. Hawk refocuses on Cage.)

Hurricane Hawk: Ok. So… the fuck are you talking about?

Diamond Cage: The main event. I want in on it. I don’t give a fuck about a referee’s decision. You know I belong there. I was the champion of Showdown for half the damn season! You don’t have anyone on this brand who can fight better than me!

Hurricane Hawk: The match is set, Cage. It’s over. We aren’t talking about a random ass match on TV. This is the Pain for Pride main event.

Diamond Cage: That’s exactly why I belong in there! Shake shit up! Make it fucking happen! You’re not having Pain for Pride without Explicit Content in there to crack skulls!

(Hawk stands up and looks Cage in the eye.)

Hurricane Hawk: Get this through your dense head. The Pain for Pride main event is set in stone. Chris Elite won the match, you didn’t. And in case you forget, you haven’t exactly made many friends since your return. So don’t expect a damn thing out of me. The only person who can change the match now is someone with a Gawd Contract. And seeing as the only one around here happens to already be in the match, I don’t see him changing anything anytime soon!

(Hawk slams his chair into the desk and walks out of the office, leaving Cage behind. the camera watches Cage as it fades, catching just as a deranged smile grew on his face.)

(The camera pans into the arena as ‘Valkryia’ by Amon Amarth blares throughout the arena and Vic Venom walks out slowly from behind the curtain and down the ramp accompanied by Scott Venom)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL!!! INTRODUCING FIRST….ACCOMPANIED BY HIS FATHER SCOTT VENOM……FROM NORWAY…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE POUNDS…..”THE LEGACY” VVVIICCCC VVEENNNOOOMMM!!!

Eve: We’re finally gonna see what this guy can do as part of the Showdown brand. His Fight Grid matches have shown nothing but potential and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us tonight!

Deadprez: Yes. he’s picked up a few victories on Fight Grid but tonight he’s got to face off with a former Hardcore and New Breed Champion. What a impact he would make with a victory tonight.

(Vic walks in the ring as Scott walks around the ring and Vic’s theme fades as “Lowlife” by Theory of a Deadman hits and Cody walks out to the ring to a mixed reaction from the crowd)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT….FROM DALLAS, TEXAS…..WEIGHING IN A THREE HUNDRED AND FIVE POUNDS…..”THE AMERICAN SNIPER”…..CCCOODDDYYY MMAARRSSHHHAALLL!!!!

Eve: Cody Marshall looks ready to fight tonight. Cody is coming off a huge victory at Wrath of the Dragon where he picked up the victory over longtime foe Jack Haze.

Deadprez: What a fight that was but Cody has to look towards the future and Pain For Pride on the horizon. Cody can take the first step here tonight with a victory over newcomer Vic Venom. This should be a really good match.

(Cody Marshall steps in the ring and stares a hole through Vic as “Lowlife” fades and each men stand the corner across from each other)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: AND HERE WE GO!

(Scott is seen yelling up instructions at Vic)

Deadprez: AND WOAH!! While Vic was looking down at his father Cody charges at Vic! Cody has Vic backed up in the corner and now Cody hits a shoulder thrust into the midsection of Vic! AND ANOTHER ONE!! Cody Marshall now showing no remorse as he is choking the life out of Vic here!! The referee trying to force a break.

Referee: ONE…TWO….THREE….FOUR…FIV…..COME ON BACK IT UP!!

Eve: The referee manages to create some distance but only for a second as Cody runs and connects with a big splash in the corner!! And Cody now tosses him like a ragdoll across the ring!!! What strength!! Vic manages to pull himself up at the opposite corner and Cody is stalking him and Vic with a kick to the midsection of Cody and it buys Vic about two seconds and Cody walks to him again and Vic with a hard kick to the face of Cody!! Cody staggers back a bit and Vic takes advantage of it by charging at Cody and connecting with a high knee to the face!! Cody falls backwards and falls through the bottom rope to the outside!!

Deadprez: VIC NOW RUNS TO THE ROPES AND FULL SPEED HITS A SUICIDE DIVE TO CODY MARSHALL ON THE OUTSIDE!! VIC NOW LIFTS UP CODY MARSHALL TRYING TO GET HIM BACK IN THE RING BUT CODY MARSHALL ALL OF SUDDEN GRABS VIC’S HEAD AND THROWS HIM HEAD FIRST INTO THE RING POST!! CODY PICKS UP VIC IN A BODY SLAM POSITION AND DRIVES VIC’S BACK INTO THE RING POST!! AND NOW HE LIFTS VIC ABOVE HIS HEAD….HE DROPS VIC ON THE EDGE OF THE RING APRON!! MY GOD!! CODY NOW PICKS PUSHES VIC’S BODY IN THE RING AS IT’S LAYING ON THE APRON AND CODY MARSHALL JUST TAKING HIS TIME AS HE CLIMBS UP THE APRON AND.STEPS IN THE RING AND APPROACHES VIC AND WOAH VIC WITH A DROPKICK TO CODY’S KNEE AND CODY DROPS TO ONE KNEE AND VIC NOW WITH A HARD KICK TO CODY’S HEAD!!! VIC WITH THE SHINGING WIZARD!! IS THIS IT?!

Referee: ONE…TWO…THR….

Eve: NO CODY GETS THE SHOULDER UP!! VIC IS TRYING TO END THIS THING AS HE IS AWAITING FOR CODY TO GET TO HIS FEET AND NOW HE’S WAITING FOR CODY TO TURN AROUND….THE LEGACY!!! BLACK MASS KICK BUT NO!! CODY CAUGHT THE LEG AND HITS A HARD CLOTHESLINE!!! CODY NOT WASTING TIME ANYMORE AS HE LIFTS VIC UP LOOKING FOR RAPTURE!!! HE’S GOT BOTH HANDS ON HIS NECK AND LIFTS HIM UP!!! BUT OH A THUMB TO THE EYE OF CODY!! I GUESS THE REFEREE DIDN’T SEE IT THERE AS HE WASN’T IN THE CORRECT POSITION….VIC VENOM THROWING RIGHTS AND LEFTS….VIC-TORY!! THE BLACKOUT RUSH COMBO!!! AND CODY SLOWLY MAKES HIS WAY TO HIS FEET NOT HAVING A CLUE WHERE HE IS…..AND CODY TURNS AROUND TO THE LEGACY!!!!! THE BLACK MASS KICK CONNECTS!! IS VIC GONNA DO IT?!?!

Referee: ONE…TWO…THREE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Valkryia’ by Amon Amarth hits as Vic stands up and gets his hand raised first by the referee then by his father afterwards)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER……VVIICC VEENNOOMMM!!!!!

Eve: WOW! What a way to cement yourself as a viable threat here on Showdown! Vic just made his Showdown debut and beat a former Hardcore Champion and former New Breed Champion!

Deadprez: Damn even I was skeptical of this guy but he showed out tonight. Showdown better look out.

(Vic then demands a microphone from ringside.)

Vic Venom: This? This is what I get for my first televised match? Trudging my way through these nobodies on fight grid matches and then I step out here and this is my challenge? I expected more. And I will have more.

(The crowd murmurs in confusion before he continues.)

Vic Venom: I’ve made it very clear that I’m setting my sights on anyone with a title around here. Drake King is already sweating knowing that I’ve arrived. But I’m going to take my aim a little higher.

(Vic steps over to one of the camera men ringside and gets himself a close up shot.)

Vic Venom: Malcolm Jones! I don’t care if you’re hurt or not! If you’re the champion you claim to be, be here next week and feel the power of the legacy!

(Vic drops the microphone and soaks in as ‘Valkyrie’ hits once again.)

Deadprez: Well this guy has a set of stones on him, that’s for sure.

Eve: He’s laid out a challenge to the EAW Champion. And you don’t do that without confidence in your chance at winning!

(Commercial promoting travel packages for Pain for Pride in and around Atlanta, Georgia.)

(Our cameras cut backstage where we see Serena Bennett sucking on a lollipop as she paces back and forth through the men’s locker room in her Louis Vuitton heels. SOSA Henderson is seen seated on a bench in the background of the locker room. As Serena mumbles to herself, SOSA is seen sitting on his phone, scrolling mindlessly through his apps. He only looks up after Serena audibly sighs.)

SOSA Henderson: What’s the matter, baby?

Serena Bennett: What you mean “what’s the matter?” I’m doin’ double duty over here, tryna worry about YOUR Pain for Pride moment as much as I am my own. I wish you’d care more. You know, it’s like everybody forgot that I got a Women’s World Championship main event match in a few weeks. And I thought Terminus was the end of this drama, but now, I STILL got motherfuckers tryna ask me about Felix this, Hartley that as if I give a fuck at all ‘bout what she said on Empire this week. Thinkin’ she hot shit as if she was the first women to sell sex–like there wasn’t bitches out here who ain’t go out and have live intercourse on fuckin’ national television, or like she was the only person to try and sell sex. Fuck outta here, ain’t nothin’ original ‘bout her or her gimmick. I’m above that clown. But y’all wanna act like I’m not.

SOSA Henderson: Uh, I don’t really wanna get too much into it, but it kinda does sound like you give a fuck, you talking about me right now, ain’t you? And who the hell is “y’all?”

Serena Bennett: (She laughs) Yeah, iight, like she ain’t just tell the whole fuckin’ world she’s coming after your title, like they ain’t start askin’ you about it either. And don’t get me wrong, the challenge she issued for the belt is one thing–but the fact that she thinks she can try and take YOU from ME? Deluded bitch. People just be sayin’ anything these days, don’t they? And yes baby, I know you ain’t gon’ leave me for that glammed up piece of trash, you ain’t gotta tell me, but at the same time, I can’t have bitches out here thinkin’ it’s acceptable to talk that way ‘bout you–I don’t give a fuck what she has to say ‘bout me, but for her to disrespect our relationship like this? Nah, I ain’t having that shit. So nah, don’t ask me what’s wrong, like I don’t see this shit for what it is.

SOSA Henderson: Serena, stop tripping. Don’t even pay attention to that broad, forreal. What I always tell you?

Serena Bennett: (She sighs.) That they all just jealous…

SOSA Henderson: Exactly. That’s all she is, some jealous, insecure, lil’ girl, who honestly, seems way more interested in getting closer to YOU and bothering YOU than she is messin’ with me. Just look at her, listen to what she said. She think she can base her whole career off of a victory over you, and that alone should tell you how successful Serena Bennett already is, don’t pay attention to some floozy bitch that’s tryna keep you down, you’re already miles ahead, baby. As for my New Breed Championship? (He scoffs.) I’m almost offended you think that a girl like Felix is any threat to me or this belt–or even to you. If anythin’, she probably just trying to get under your skin even more than she already has, and you’re just feeding right into it, babe. She can’t handle this. They all saw me at Gateway to Glory. Might as well call me the Man of Glory after I handled that shit.

Serena Bennett: Nah. Nah, I’m not buyin’ it. Don’t put anything past her. That bitch is sneaky. If she keep runnin’ her mouth like this, I’ma have no choice but to step in and stand up for you. And I’m tired of doin’ it by myself, ‘cause you ain’t wanna help.

(SOSA sighs and shakes his head, ignoring Serena’s last comment and pulling his phone back out to check his notifications. He raises an eyebrow, as if he is a bit skeptical of what exactly he sees on his phone. Suddenly…)

SOSA Henderson: DAMN!

Serena Bennett: What?! What happened???

SOSA Henderson: (His jaw drops and he quickly covers his mouth and locks his phone screen, but not without Serena noticing.) Nah, it’s nothing.

Serena Bennett: Boy, if you don’t tell me what the fuck it is right now–

SOSA Henderson: (He tries to tuck his phone in his pocket.) Nah, nah, don’t worry, baby, I told you, it’s nothing–

Serena Bennett: Bullshit, gimmie that phone–

(It takes her a moment to get it as SOSA puts up a small fight, but Serena manages to rip the phone out of SOSA’s hands. The unlocks it with her thumbprint and her eyes widen as she looks down at the screen.)

Serena Bennett: Ohhhhh, HELLLLLLLL FUCKING NO!

(She throws the phone into SOSA’s lap and storms out of the room before he’s able to catch up with her. When he stood up to chase after Serena, SOSA’s phone lands on the floor screen-side up, giving the camera the perfect opportunity to zoom right in on a nude photo from Felix Hartley before fading to black.)

(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH! And it is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(“For Whom The Bell Tolls” by Metallica plays as the fans cheer in excitement, Michael Bishop comes out with a hint of arrogance, with a smirk he walks to the ring)

Gina Romano: Introducing first, from Chicago Illinois, weighing in at 247 pounds…THE DREADKNIGHT, MICHAEL…BISHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Michael Bishop had a strong showing at Wrath of the Dragon but was unable to pull out the win, but will he pull out the win tonight?

Eve: I honestly doubt it, he’s facing 2 other strong competitors but that hasn’t stopped him has it? Oh well, we might as well find out like always, suspense, exciting.

(Michael Bishop enters the ring, he circles around the ring a few times before meeting his corner, he looks around at the supporting crowd before focusing on the stage as “Cliffs of Dover” by Eric Johnson plays. Jack Haze comes out with no emotion on his face, he could be happy, or sad who knows)

Gina Romano: And his opponent, from Santa Monica California, weighing in at 211 pounds…THE ENLIGHTENED, JACK…HAZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Speaking of people who lost last week Jack Haze lost to Cody Marshall, CODY MARSHALL OF ALL PEOPLE, I thought Jack was better than this.

Eve: Can’t really blame him seeing as he was taken out from behind but still. Jack always dusts himself off and fights even when he’s feeling low, maybe this is one of those moments.

(Jack Haze gets into the ring yelling at the crowd to get to their feet, he looks at Michael Bishop before going to the top rope, posing so everyone can see as “Cliffs of Dover” fades off. “Behemoth” by Wolves ov Siberia plays as Shane Gates comes out, he looks angered as he walks to the ring not acknowledging the crowds mixed reaction, his eyes are dead set on Michael Bishop.)

Gina Romano: And lastly, from Huntington Beach California, weighing in at 210 pounds…THE NATURAL BORN KILLER, SHANE… GATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: AHHH, METAL, SCREAMING, EVE HELP MY EARS!

Eve: Calm down DP. Shane Gates didn’t even have a match of Wrath of the Dragon, which means he’s fresh and has no doubts, let’s see if he can be the one to win.

Deadprez: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Shut up will you.

(Shane Gates enters the ring moving in on Michael Bishop, but the ref comes over to push him away to his own corner, “Behemoth” fades off as the ref signals for the bell)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: Here we go as all 3 men circle around the ring, MICHAEL BISHOP GOING STRAIGHT FOR JACK HAZE! You know what they say, take the weak link out of this match, Shane Gates is watching on as Jack Haze is being brutalized in the corner. WAIT SHANE JOINS IN ON THE ATTACK! BOTH MEN ARE ATTACKING JACK HAZE! WAIT SHANE PUSHING BISHOP AWAY SO HE CAN HAVE HAZE TO HIMSELF! BUT WAIT BISHOP IRISH WHIPPING SHANE, RUNNING CLOTHESLINE. Jack finally getting a moment to breath, NO BICYCLE KICK TO JACK HAZE FORCING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE AND OUT OF THE RING! This is mayhem now as both Michael Bishop and Shane Gates are going at it, both men are fighting towards the ropes, BUT WAIT, JACK HAZE IS BACK IN THE RING, HE THROWS BOTH MEN OVER THE TOP ROPES AND ONTO THE FLOOR!

Eve: Both men look in shock as Jack Haze comes out to the outside, OH SHANE GATES PUSHES JACK INTO THE STEEL STEPS, BUT WAIT MICHAEL BISHOP- NO SHANE A UPPERCUT FORCING BISHOP TO THE BARRICADE, Shane, DROPKICK TO MICHAEL BISHOP! Jack Haze dragging himself off from the steel steps, SHANE, SPINNING HEEL KICK TO JACK HAZE! Shane Gates taking out all the men in this match, but WAIT MICHAEL, SUPERMAN PUNCH! Shane getting up quickly- HAMMER FIST TO THE SIDE OF SHANE GATES HEAD!

Deadprez: NO BUT WAIT, JACK HAZE, HEADBUTT TO THE BACK OF BISHOP’S HEAD! BUT, BUT, BISHOP IS STILL UP, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE, BISHOP WITH A BACK ELBOW BRINGING JACK HAZE TO A KNEE, Bishop rolling Haze into the ring, SPEAR! BISHOP GOING FOR THE PIN!

Ref: ONE! TWO!

Eve: SHANE GATES BREAKS UP THE PIN AT THE LAST SECOND! BISHOP IS GETTING UP, BUT WAIT, GATES! RUNNING SENTON TO BOTH MEN! Gates pushing Haze away as he goes after Bishop, Bishop up on his feet- GATES, FOOT STOMP FACEBREAKER! Bishop falls to the floor as, Shane Gates waiting on Bishop in the corner, SPINEBUSTER BY GATES, SUPERKICK- NO MICHAEL BISHOP GRABS THE LEGS OF SHANE GATES, LEG SWEEP, GATES TRIED TO GO FOR KILL SHOT BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL! Oh no, Bishop with a thumbs down still holding Shane Gates’ leg, HE GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT, CHOKESLAM!

Deadprez: THE JUDGE CONNECTS- WAIT JACK HAZE THROWING BISHOP OUT OF THE RING, IS HE ABOUT TO TAKE THE WIN FROM BISHOP, JACK YELLING AT SHANE TO GET UP! DISCUS PUNCH- NO SHANE DUCKS UNDER THE PINEAPPLE PUNCH! PELE KICK! SHANE LOOKING TO PUT THIS MATCH AWAY-

Eve: ERIC HAVOC! A BLOODY ERIC HAVOC JUST YANKED SHANE OUT OF THE RING AND— HE BLASTED SHANE IN THE FACE WITH BRASS KNUCKLES! REVENGE FOR EARLIER TONIGHT!

Deadprez: Gates is out on the outside as Eric stands over him but now Bishop is sliding back into the ring to take advantage! BUT JACK HAZE WITH A AXE HAMMER! BUT DID THAT REALLY DO ANYTHING TO BISHOP AS HE’S STILL GETTING UP? DOUBLE LEG TAKE DOWN BY BISHOP! POUNDING INTO THE FACE OF HAZE! He rolls through…

Eve: OH NO HE’S WRAPPING HIS LEGS AROUND JACK HAZE, THE ASYLUM, THE TRIANGLE CHOKE IS LOCKED IN, SHANE GATES IS OUT ON THE FLOOR AND JACK HAZE IS NOWHERE NEAR THE ROPES! WILL HE TAP?!?!?!!?!?!??! HE DOES, JACK HAZE TAPS OUT TO THE ASYLUM!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“For Whom The Bell Tolls” plays as Michael Bishop is still not letting Jack Haze out of the triangle hold, Haze fades off as Bishop is finally split from him. Eric begins to walk off as Shane is still laid out on the floor.)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOUR WINNER BY SUBMISSION, MICHAEL…BISHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Wow, a nice back and forth from Bishop and Gates but can I really say the same for Haze, man did nothing productive in that match.

Eve: I’m pretty sure this isn’t the end of Bishop and Gates considering their history together, but the same can’t be said for Jack Haze, what’s next for the Enlightened One? Who knows, who cares. Michael has proved today that he can beat multiple people at once-

Deadprez: If only he did that at Wrath of The Dragon…

Eve: Shut up, this is surely a warning of what’s to come, Michael Bishop is here to dominate Showdown.

(Commercial for #Gawdverbs. Pre-order your copy today!)

(Camera opens to find Chris Elite walking through downtown Brooklyn. He looks up and grins at the camera.)

Chris Elite: My apologies to all the people in Man Hester but since I didn’t have a match this week and we gone be coming live from New York City next week, I took a little detour to head home and celebrate. See, Brooklyn has been absolutely live ever since my win over Cage. Me being back in the Main Event of Pain for Pride sent these streets right into a party and it ain’t stopped.

(Chris looks around and bops his head to some music coming from a nearby window for a moment.)

Chris Elite: But that brings me to the man from a little north of here. Malcolm Jones comes in from Harlem and we tore the fucking house down last year. I can’t sit here and pretend this has been the most successful year of my career by comparison to last year, but I’m still Chris Elite. I’m still Gawd Given Greatness. And I’m still the man who beat Jamie O’Hara when he was at his most powerful and the man who took down Mr. DEDEDE to get my own Gawd Contract. Ain’t a fool out there who can deny any of that. And I pushed my way through, unbothered by the bullshit and I made my spot at Pain for Pride. But the roles have reversed this year, Malc. Last year I was the man on the rise, the champion who showed the world what he was made of and stood on top of a division no matter what the haters said. And you were the one who had to claw and tear and earn his title shot.

But let’s get one thing straight from the jump. This isn’t gonna be a duplicate of last year. Hell no. The champion won’t be stopping out the man who rose up. This year, everyones gonna hear the announcer call out “AND NEW EAW CHAMPION, CHRIS ELITE!”

(Chris looks into the distance for a moment, as if he was imagining the moment.)

Chris Elite: I can already hear the critics. Everyone saying this will be the “low point” of the whole show. That we can’t live up to what happened last year. Blocky Boyz 2: Electric Boogaloo. But that’s not the case. There’s too much history between us by this point. Dating all the way back to when we was tagging together to trying to rip each other apart last year, paths crossing here and there over the past season, all the way up to now. You versus me. It’s imminent. It’s something that looks like it’s been bound to happen.

I’ve heard you talk at different times about how you reaching the top was just a matter of time for you. You were always meant for more than NEO and you left for REVOLT! to prove that. You came back and main evented the biggest show of the year. I was here for years before making it that far. From the New Breed division on up, I had to make my way from the bottom. And it took me a while but there’s not a person in this company that can deny what I’ve accomplished.

(Chris stops walking, the camera slowly zooming in on him.)

Chris Elite: If all the shit I waded through didn’t stop me, then it doesn’t matter how Grand Rampage went. It doesn’t matter how this whole damn year went. All that fucking matters is what happens next. Gawd Given Greatness gets gold. And there won’t be a damn thing that you can do about it.

(Camera fades out and reopens to see Gina Romano inside the ring.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the MAIN EVENT! AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(“Come As You Are” by Nirvana plays to loud cheers as Cage comes out, he looks angered but still confident as he makes his way to the ring)

Gina Romano: Introducing first, from Edmonton Alberta Canada, weighing in at 227 pounds…HE IS EXPLICIT CONTENT, THIS IS CAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Well, Cage lost last week against Chris Elite. Now he has a chance at redemption when he goes one-on-one with Adam Graves.

Eve: Rest assured this’ll be a challenge for Cage as Adam Graves is not to be taken lightly, but if anything Cage would love to overcome a challenge won’t he?

(Cage enters the ring and “Come As You Are” fades off he walks to his corner preparing as “Engines of Hate” by Nevermore plays as Adam Graves comes it, he looks angry as he slaps his face a few times before going to the ring, ignoring the crowds many boos)

Gina Romano: And his opponent, residing in San Diego California, weighing in at 320 pounds…THE KODIAK KILLER, ADAM…GRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Here comes someone else who lost at Wrath of the Dragon, although Adam Graves was close to winning he just couldn’t beat the rest of them as Damon Diesel came out on top in their match.

Eve: Adam Graves is here to show fear to the EAW Universe and the Elitists in the back, and why not show that by beating the toughest there is, Cage.

(Adam Graves enters the ring staring down Cage for a moment before leaning in his corner with a face of displeasement)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: Here we go here, both men staring down each other staying put in their corners. ADAM GRAVES RUNNING TO CAGE- NO CAGE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, GRAVES LANDING IN THE CORNER, CAGE WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO GRAVES! Cage pulling Graves out of the corner, BACK SUPLEX! Cage getting up and catching his breath, he’s waiting for Graves to get up, Graves running again, CAGE MOVING OUT OF THE WAY AGAIN, but Graves is still running, to the ropes, BICYCLE KICK BY ADAM GRAVES! Cage falling down as Adam Graves giving off a ferocious yell. Cage pulling himself up using Graves foot as leverage, GRAVES WITH AN AXE HANDLE BRINGING CAGE BACK DOWN! Graves bringing up Cage now, CAGE WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Graves taking a step back as Cage shakes off the attack Graves gave to him, Graves with a forearm back pushing Cage to the ropes BUT CAGE HANGING ON TO THE ROPES, ROPE HUNG LARIAT! Graves brought to the ground as Cage is going to the top rope, he’s urging Adam Graves up, ELBOW DROP TO THE HEAD OF ADAM GRAVES BY CAGE! Cage landing on his feet as Graves is back on the ground , Cage running to the ropes-ADAM GRAVES POPPING UP QUICKLY, SPINEBUSTER, HAMMER TIME CONNECTS! Graves grabbing Cage, Cage thrown right out of the ring. Adam Graves following pursuit as Cage is quickly moving away, GRAVES GRABBING CAGE, ADAM GRAVES THROWING CAGE SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST! Graves holding onto Cage not letting him go, CAGE THROWN RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! Adam Graves is decimating Cage, Graves throwing him back into the ring, he’s on the apron, oh no, Adam Graves is on the top rope! BUT WAIT, CAGE GRABS HIM BEFORE HE CAN JUMP, Cage joining Graves on the top rope and situating himself on there, CAGE! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK FACEBUSTER OFF THE TOP ROPE, WELCOME TO CANADA MOTHERFUCKER CONNECTS! Cage going for the pin, but Adam Graves rolling out of the ring before Cage can grab him. Cage getting up to his feet, what is he planning to do, SUICIDE DIVE TO ADAM GRAVES! Cage grabbing Graves and throwing him back in the ring, he’s not letting Adam GP easily. Graves not giving in still getting up, GRAVES WITH A PUNCH TO THE GUT OF CAGE LEVELING HIM ONTO A KNEE! Both men are doing a back and forth on one knee here, FOREARM BY CAGE, ELBOW BY GRAVES, OH A SLAP TO THE FACE OF ADAM GRAVES! Cage leaving Graves distracted as he brings him up to his feet, BUT GRAVES NAILING A PUNCH ON THE FACE OF CAGE, Cage hasn’t moved a inch though, HEADBUTT BY CAGE! Graves hasn’t fallen but he certainly felt the headbutt, Cage taking a step back and running towards Graves, BUT GRAVES, SIDEWALK SLAM! Graves going for the pin on a fallen Cage!

Ref: ONE!

Eve: Early kick out by Cage leaving Graves stunned, guess he’s always used to lightwork. Cage sitting up but Adam Graves is already up, Graves to the ropes, KICK- NO CAGE GRABS THE LEG OF GRAVES AND SPINS IT AWAY FROM IT, Cage getting up, LARIAT TO GRAVES! Cage bringing Graves up quickly, SHORT-ARM CLOTHESLINE! Cage looking for one more, LARIAT- NO GRAVES TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A LARIAT OF HIS OWN! Graves looking down on Cage, Graves landing a stomp down for good measure, Graves waiting on Cage in the corner, SPEAR- NO CAGE KNEES GRAVES IN THE FACE! CAGE SEES A CHANCE, HE’S DRAGGING HIM TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, ANKLE LOCK! Cage looking to rip Adam Graves’ leg out of its socket, BUT GRAVES TURNING AROUND, GRAVES KICKING CAGE STRAIGHT IN THE FACE! Graves getting up as Cage runs towards Graves, GRAVES MOVING OUT OF THE WAY OF CAGE AND IRISH WHIPPING HIM, GRAVES GRABBING CAGE- BUT CAGE TURNING AROUND, CUTTER! Cage frantically getting up to his feet looks like he’s forcing Graves up slapping him around, STUNNER- NO CAGE WAS ABOUT TO HIT MERCY RULE BUT GRAVES PUSHES HIM AWAY, CAGE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES, ANOTHER SIDEWALK SLAM BY ADAM GRAVES! Graves and Cage have had one back and forth of a match so far as Graves is bringing Cage up, CHOKESLAM- NO CAGE GRABS GRAVES BY THE THROAT BACK BEFORE HE COULD LIFT HIM UP INTO GRAVE MISTAKE! BOTH MEN ARE CHOKING EACH OTHER OUT, Cage with a gut kick forcing Adam Graves to lean down, REVERSE NECKBREAKER SLAM BY CAGE! OLD SCHOOL EXPULSION CONNECTS! Cage looking for something big as he screams at the crowd- ADAM GRAVES GETTING UP QUICKLY, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Graves turned the tables in a heartbeat as even Cage is shocked himself. Adam Graves moving to the corner as Cage gets to his feet, CLOTHESLINE TAKING CAGE OFF HIS FEET! Graves taking a moment to sink in the crowd’s many boos before slowly bringing Cage up, CAGE PUSHING GRAVES AWAY, LARIAT, GRAVES COMING UP AGAIN, ANOTHER LARIAT! Cage grabbing both arms, REPEATED STOMPS ONTO ADAM GRAVES! CAGE EXECUTING IDIOT STAMPEDE!

Cage: IDIOT! IDIOT! IDIOT! IDIOT! IDIOT! IDIOT! IDIOT! IDIOT! IDIOT! IDIOT!

Deadprez: Finally the ref separating Cage from Adam Graves as Graves grabs his chest in agony. Cage not finished with Graves as he brings him up to his feet, BUT WAIT, ADAM KICKS THE LEG OF CAGE BRINGING HIM DOWN, SINGLE LEG BOSTON CRAB! Graves quickly bringing Cage down to the mat with the single leg boston crab, Cage is crawling for his life as Adam stays put where he is. Cage trying to kick Graves away with his free leg, Cage so close to the ropes, ROPE BREAK! Graves still locking in the submission, ref counts to 5, Adam lets go. Cage rolling out of the ring but Adam Graves is following close behind, Graves leaving the ring, as Cage gets up slowly, CLOTHESLINE TO CAGE ON THE OUTSIDE! Cage grabbing the ringpost as leverage as Graves comes over, KNEE TO THE FACE OF CAGE, CAGE’S HEAD BOUNCES OFF THE RINGPOST!

Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Eve: The count starts as both men are still brawling on the outside. Graves grabbing Cage and throwing him into the barricade, Graves restarting the count rolling in and out of the ring. BUT CAGE RAMMING GRAVES INTO THE APRON! CAGE THROWING GRAVES INTO THE RING, Cage on the apron, he’s running up to the top rope as Graves gets up slowly, ELBOW DROP- NO GRAVES NAILING HIS FIST INTO THE GUT OF CAGE STOPPING HIM! Graves moving around Cage, BACK SUPLEX! Graves going on top of Cage, GROUND AND POUND! ADAM GRAVES LAYING A ARSENAL OF ATTACKS ONTO CAGE! A BIG KNEE TO CAGE AS ADAM DISMOUNTS CAGE! Graves circling around Cage, Cage being kicked around as Graves lands quick kicks on him. Graves finally bringing him up, CAGE WITH A UPPERCUT! Graves knocked backwards as Cage shakes off his hand, ANOTHER PUNCH! Cage taking his time beating up Adam Graves, GUT KICK- NO GRAVES GRABS THE LEG OF CAGE! GRAVES SWEEPING THE OTHER LEG BRINGING CAGE DOWN, looks like Graves is about to go for the single leg boston crab again- NO CAGE PUSHES HIS FOOT INTO THE GUT OF ADAM GRAVES FORCING HIM BACK A FEW INCHES! Graves looks angered, Adam Graves running straight for Cage- NO CAGE, HE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND GRABS ADAM, GRAVES THROWN SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST! Cage leaving him there as he moves to the opposite corner, Cage running, MISSILE DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF ADAM GRAVES! Cage pulling Graves out of the corner, Graves in a wristlock, SHORT ARM LARIAT, MURDER.DEATH.KILL! CAGE STUMBLES INTO THE COVER!

Ref: ONE! TWO!

Deadprez: KICK OUT AT THE LAST SECOND BT ADAM GRAVES! Cage dropping back down and locking Graves into a headlock, OH CAGE LANDING MULTIPLE PUNCHES ON THE TOP OF GRAVES’ BALD HEAD! Cage needed to be separated again by the ref, Cage bringing Graves up, CAGE WITH A BIG SLAP TO THE FACE OF ADAM GRAVES, OH! ADAM GRAVES IS GOING AT CAGE, GRAVES IS OVERWHELMING HIM WITH PUNCHES, Cage pushes to the ropes, Graves Irish whips Cage off the ropes, SPINEBUSTER, HAMMER TIME CONNECTS! Adam Graves I think is looking for Bombs Away now lifting him up- OW! CAGE POUNDS HIS FIST ONTO THE HEAD OF ADAM GRAVES TRYING TO GET HIM TO DROP HIM! Cage finally brought down from Adam as Adam clutches his head, Cage grabbing him, NECKBREAKER BY CAGE! Cage stumbling into the corner taking a breath as Graves is trying to figure out where he’s at. Cage moving towards Graves, BACKHAND SLAP, Cage, ANOTHER! CAGE LIGHTING GRAVES’ CHEST UP GRAVES’ PUSHES CAGE AWAY, BUT, DISCUS LARIAT BY CAGE! DIAMOND SAINT SPECIAL CONNECTS, but Cage knows that won’t be enough to take down Adam Graves after what both have been through in this match, Cage bringing Adam Graves up to his feet, BODYSLAM, Cage running to the ropes, but Adam GETTING TO HIS FEET, CAGE ONE STEP AHEAD, SHOULDER TACKLE! Cage with another burst of energy as Adam Graves is quickly stumbling up to his feet, CLOTHESLINE- OH ADAM GRAVES STAYS PUT, ADAM GRABBING CAGE QUICKLY, SUPLEX! Graves beating the living shit out of Cage not giving him a break. Graves grabbing him around the neck, OH A MULTITUDE OF KNEES! Cage pushing him away and retreating to the corner, BUT ADAM, ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE BRINGING CAGE DOWN! Adam Graves slamming Cage’s head back into the corner, GRAVES SHOVES HIS FOOT ON THE FACE OF CAGE! The ref trying to split both men apart as Graves is relentless on his attack. Graves finally lets go, but he’s grabbing the wrist of Cage, IRISH WHIP TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER, Graves running- OH CAGE GRABBING THE ROPES AND KICKING GRAVES IN THE FACE, Graves moving back yet running again- CAGE KICKS HIM IN THE FACE AGAIN! Cage coming out of the corner, BUT HE’S MET WITH A STIFF FOREARM BY ADAM GRAVES! AND NOW THE FOREARM CLUBS BEGIN AS ADAM SLAMS HIS FOREARM INTO CAGE MULTIPLE TIMES! Cage finally toppling over as Adam looks down on him with what looks like a face of pure anger. Graves bringing Cage up, HAMMER TIME! Graves not done yet I think he’s looking for another spinebuster- CAGE PUNCHING HIM STRAIGHT IN THE FACE FORCING BOTH MEN TO TOPPLE OVER! Cage grabbing the ropes as Adam Graves is on a knee, CUTTER! Cage lands another cutter as Adam gala straight back down to the ground, looks like Cage is bringing him up, Irish whip- OH ADAM GRAVES WITH A BICYCLE KICK! Graves bringing Cage up, RUNNING POWERSLAM! Graves grabbing him around the throat OH GEAVES THROWING CAGE ACROSS THE RING LIKE A SACK OF MEAT! Cage trying to get up- ADAM GRAVES WITH A PUNT KICK BRINGING HIM BACK DOWN! Graves bringing him up, ANOTHER RUNNING POWERSLAM! Graves doing anything to keep Cage down, looks like Adam Graves is rebounding off the ropes, CAGE SLIDES OF THE RING AND ONTO THE FLOOR! Looks like Cage wanted none of what Graves was planning to do. Graves is coming to the outside, BUT CAGE HAS HIM, OLD SCHOOL EXPULSION ON THE OUTSIDE, MY GOD! Cage throwing him into the ring, Cage on the top rope, ELBOW DROP- NO GRAVES MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, CAGE SLAMS HIS ELBOW ON THE MAT, Adam going after Cage, RAPID PUNCHES TO THE HEAD BY ADAM GRAVES AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE ISN’T GOING TO BE STOPPING FOR A WHILE! Cage pushing Graves away but Graves is up quickly, CAGE IS RUNNING- NO GRAVES HAS HIM, FALLAWAY SLAM! Cage falls right into the corner, Graves bringing him up, irish whip to the opposite corner, Adam Graves coming over- CAGE WITH ANOTHER KICK TO THE FACE, CAGE GOING TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE- GRAVES PUNCHING CAGE QUICKLY FORCING HIM LIMP ON THE TOP! Oh no, Adam Graves is joining him on the top, I think he’s looking for Ride The Lightning. Adam lifting him on his shoulders, if he manages to connect this, it’s over- CAGE, HE’S ELBOWING THE HEAD OF GRAVES, CAGE NOT LETTING UP JUST YET! Graves finally dropping him, CAGE NOT WASTING TIME, OH MY GOD, HE’S PUSHED ADAM GRAVES OFF THE TOP ROPE AND ONTO THE OUTSIDE, Cage replacing Adam Graves on the top it looks like Adam has finally got his senses back, HOLY- ELBOW DROP OFF THE TOP ROPE AND ONTO THE OUTSIDE BY CAGE! Looks like Cage is bringing Adam up, OH A PUNCH TO THE GUT BY ADAM GRAVES ADAM, ADAM PUSHES CAGE INTO THE STAIRS! Adam pushing the stairs away dragging Cage to the ground.

Ref: ONE! TWO!

Eve: Looks like a lifeless Cage is being lifted up on the shoulders of Adam Graves, no, DON’T DO IT- RUNNING POWERSLAM ONTO THE STAIRS!

Ref: THREE! FOUR!

Deadprez: Cage finally being pushed into the ring by Adam Graves, Adam Graves yelling at Cage to get up, he wants to finish this for real, NO WAIT, CAGE GORES GRAVES ON THE GROUND, CAGE SWINGING PUNCHES AIMLESSLY! CAGE IS RELENTLESS AS HE POUNDS HIS FIST ONTO THE HEAD OF ADAM GRAVES- OH ADAM PUSHES AWAY SEEMINGLY EASILY, BOTH CAGE AND GRAVES UP! GUT KICK, MERCY RULE- NO ADAM PUSHES HIM AWAY, BOMBS AWAY BY ADAM GRAVES! THE SIT OUT POWERBOMB CONNECTS, THIS HAS TO BE IT! GRAVES FALLS RIGHT INTO THE PIN THIS IS OVER!

Ref: ONE! TWO!

Eve: WAIT! CAGE HAS THE ROPES, CAGE FORCING THE ROPE BREAK! Cage is showing signs of life as Graves is arguing with the ref, WAIT CAGE GOING BEHIND GRAVES, WRIST LOCK, SHORT ARM LARIAT, MURDER. DEATH. KILL! NO WAIT, CAGE IS NOT GOING FOR THE PIN, HE’S GRABBING GRAVES- GRAVES WITH A ELBOW TO THE GUT OF CAGE, NO- GRAVES THROWS CAGE INTO THE CORNER SHOULDER FIRST ONTO THE RINGPOST! Cage moving out of the corner but Graves is already lifting him up, BACK SUPLEX! Cage getting up on instinct, BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX BY ADAM GRAVES! BUT WAIT, CAGE IS UP AGAIN, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE, HAMMER TIME, THE SPINEBUSTER BY ADAM GRAVES CERTAINLY KEEPING CAGE DOWN INDEFINITELY! Graves bringing Cage up, CAGE FIGHTING BACK WITH PUNCHES- A KNEE TO THE GUT BY ADAM GRAVES Graves looking for something else, BACKBREAKER! Adam Graves has just been dismantling Cage so far in this match, looks like Graves is going for a german suplex- NO A ELBOW TO THE HEAD OF ADAM GRAVES BY CAGE! Cage showing life as he kicks Adam Graves in the gut, Cage landing hook after hook on Graves, WAIT GRAVES WITH A FOREARM, Graves running towards Cage who is moving back slowly- CAGE’S GOT HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS, USHIGOROSHI, FIREMAN’S CARRY NECKBREAKER! Graves in a sitting position here as Cage starts grabbing Graves neck and cranking it- WAIT GRAVES, THE STRENGTH HE’S GOTTEN UP TO HIS FEET, ELBOW TO THE GUT OF CAGE, BOTH MEN ARE GOING AT IT NOW, NEITHER ONE OF THEM PROBABLY KNOWS IF THEY’RE HITTING EACH OTHER OR NOT! Cage finally bringing Graves back, BUT ADAM GRAVES, DISCUS CLOTHESLINE! It looks like Adam Graves is setting him up now, WILL THIS MATCH BE OVER?!?!?! BOMBS AWAY- NO CAGE GOING FOR THE HEAD AGAIN, CAGE PUMMELING THE HEAD OF GRAVES, GRAVES, HE DROPS HIM BUT THE OPPOSITE WAY, GRAVES ATTEMPTED BOMBS AWAY BUT IT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL! Cage bringing him up, MERCY RULES! THE STUNNER CONNECTS, CAGE GOING FOR THE PIN, WILL THIS BE IT!?!??!?!?

Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Come As You Are” plays up again as a bruised and battered Cage is helped up by the ref. He pushes the ref away leaning in the corner for a second, before rolling out of the ring clutching his head taking a quick glance at the fallen Adam Graves before turning around and walking off)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOUR WINNER, CAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Wow, what a great match, both men went back and forth but in the end, it was Cage who overcame the pure strength of Adam Graves and beat him.

Eve: Certainly Graves won’t be happy about this when he wakes up, Cage got redemption from Wrath of the Dragon. But you have to be impressed with a newer guy like Graves going toe to toe with a former EAW Champion! But I’m afraid that’s all we have time for tonight, see you next week for another jam packed episode of Showdown as we continue down the path to Pain for Pride!

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Written by Anna C. Flowers

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