(EAW intro plays.)
(It begins to play a recap of all the events of Odyssey.)
(RECAP: It begins with the highlights of the Tornado Tag Team Match with Xavier Williams and Harlow Reichert taking on PURE Champion Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers. It forwards to Xavier ready to use that railroad spike on Alexis, but Harlow manages to stop him, but these two end up winning the match. The post match is with Xavier exiting the ring and rushing to back, almost feeling ashamed for going back to that side of himself, he thought he buried away.)
(RECAP: It transitions to Jake Smith’s second match of the night for the PURE Championship against Shane Gates and Lucas Johnson. Both Angela Grant and Albert Hitchman display themselves as the wildcards of the match, but Alexis Chambers makes her way from the back to make the match as fair as possible. Alexis manages to take Shane out of the equation as Jake takes down Lucas to retain his championship.)
(RECAP: It pains to the Answers World Championship between Mr. DEDEDE and Chris Elite and all the fuckery that comes with this match. DEDEDE manages to retain his title by disqualification.)
(RECAP: It goes to the Universal Women’s Championship Match with Minerva and Kasey Kaos. Both women look like a million fucking bucks, but Minerva manages to pull this match off and win.)
(RECAP: It goes to the No Way Out Match and highlights all the major moments of the match. The match concludes with Jamie O’Hara pinning Shaker Jones and making his match against Mr. DEDEDE a reality.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar plays, cueing the theme of Saturday Night Showdown before panning to the empty EAW Performance Center.)
(“Starboy” by The Weeknd blasts through the EAW Performance Center. A moment passes before Ahren Fournier comes out in a nice black suit with his trademark fur coat and glasses. Ahren seems to be very pissed off for how things turned out for him at Odyssey. He ended up losing the match, but it wasn’t because he wasn’t the best Elitist in the match, but because the whole matter with Jennipurr threw him off his game completely and he doesn’t know who was responsible for the entire matter. Now, it’s safe to say that Ahren is out for blood.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… EAW HALL OF FAMER… “THE GOAT”…AHREN FOURNIER!!!!!
Eve: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Saturday Night Showdown! We are hot off a successful Odyssey which was Showdown’s last stop until Pain for Pride! We are just four weeks till Pain for Pride! The excitement is in the air!
Deadprez: I’m more than excited for Pain for Pride! I can’t come any sooner! But as you said, last weekend’s Odyssey was successful in our book! One of the biggest things that we learned from the event is that it will be Jamie O’Hara finally getting his hands on Mr. DEDEDE for the Answers World Championship! We will have a retrospective on the entire match up later tonight, but Ahren Fournier doesn’t seem to be a happy camper at the moment!
Eve: It was announced yesterday that Ahren Fournier is the last name in the EAW Hall of Fame class of 2020! He was someone who truly earned this moment, but he doesn’t seem too happy at the moment!
Gavin Kirkland: Can you blame him? While he was competing in the No Way Out Match and possibly coming moments away from winning the match, a video footage came up on the titantron of Interim General Manager Ryan Wilson with animal service to take Jennipurr out of the area. For any one that watches Showdown, you should know how special Jennipurr is to Ahren. Ahren was distraught by the entire situation. I suppose that’s going to be something to talk about.
(Ahren Fournier is already seen in the ring with a microphone in the middle of the ring. “Starboy” dies down as Ahren takes some time to reflect on the crazy and hectic week that he had.)
Ahren Fournier: What transpired last weekend at Odyssey was one of the most disgusting acts that I had ever seen since my time in EAW. There, I was just moments away from capitalizing with a victory and my spot at the grandest stage of them all, Pain for Pride! I was going to headline my very first Pain for Pride! I was going to solidify myself as The GOAT I always knew that I was. I was going to defeat Mr. DEDEDE and prove that I can get the job done. It was a demon that I was more than waiting to conquer. I didn’t forget about my loss against DEDEDE at Midsummer Massacre. It’s what caused me to go on this insane roller coaster with The ILLIONAIRES and along the way, it seems like I lost my touch. I lost the one thing that elevated me to heights such as the Interwire and EAW Championship. When beginning my Road to GOATdemption. I knew exactly where I wanted it to conclude and that was at Pain for Pride. That was in the MAIN EVENT of Pain for Pride. It was against the man that I lost to earlier this season. It just seemed like it was supposed to be MY time. My time to redeem myself. My time to shut all of you woats up and that didn’t happen, so I am a steamed wonton at the moment. I am so steamed that I can’t seem to enjoy the fact that I am an EAW Hall of Famer! I am so steamed that it took me every fiber of my being not to break that prison cell down and retrieve my previous Jennipurr. It has been such a traumatic week for her. We’ve never been separated for so long. Ever since she was a kitten, we have been inseparable. We have confided in each other through everything. After I managed to get out of the cage, I rushed to the nearest pet shelter in order to retrieve her and prove that she wasn’t a menace to society. Jennipurr is the sweetest cat that you could ever come across. She could never hurt a fly.
Ahren Fournier: For this week, she’s back in Pawtucket because I would not be able to control myself if I let her be in another situation like Odyssey. I should be at home with her, but the reason I bothered showing up for Showdown was because I wanted to know WHO was responsible for calling animal control on Jennipurr and I think I know who EXACTLY is responsible for that. Ryan Wilson, get your bih ass out here…NOW!
(“Awaken” by Dethklok plays through the speakers as Interim General Manager Ryan Wilson comes out with a serious look on his face, feeling a bit confused over why Ahren Fournier would call him out.)
Eve: Ryan Wilson had a successful match going up against Shaker Jones at Odyssey! He was close to putting himself in the No Way Out Match at Odyssey, but Chris Elite Gawd Contracted Shaker into the match. Ryan seems to be on a role with these Hardcore matches, so it may be best for Ahren not to make the situation worse than it needs to be.
(“Awaken” dies down as Ryan Wilson joins Ahren Fournier in the ring with a microphone in his hand.)
Ryan Wilson: I’m a little confused on what you’re talking about, Ahren?
Ahren Fournier: Don’t play dumb with me, Ryan. You know exactly what you did. YOU are the reason why I’m not facing Mr. DEDEDE for the Answers World Championship. YOU are the reason why Jennipurr was taken away by animal control. What was the reason for all of that? Jennipurr has been nothing, but unproblematic. She has been on her best behavior. Not attacking any roster members, not overstepping her boundaries in my matches and most importantly, she has been nothing, but her adorable self. I was looking back at the papers and reasoning for her being taken away and it was “roaming around the halls” and being “a public nuisance” and “not wearing a leash.” Jennipurr does not roam any halls without my supervision. You invaded my personal locker room and took Jennipurr. Why in the fuck would you invade my privacy like that, Ryan? What you did to her was beyond inexcusable. Now, I want you to stop being a bih and just admit that you were responsible for calling animal control on Jennipurr.
Ryan Wilson: Alright, you caught me, Ahren. I called animal control on Jennipurr. Ahren, it’s nothing personal, Ahren, but I don’t think that it’s wise to have any animals, specifically cats around here during a pandemic. Have you read the articles about a few cats in China having coronavirus? How about that one Tiger in New York who was tested positive for coronavirus? Look, I am only looking out for the safety of my roster. We can’t afford for people to get sick just a few weeks shy from Pain for Pride. That would just devastate them. I got a main event to protect with Jamie O’Hara and Mr. DEDEDE to protect at all costs. Both of them may not be at the arena tonight and will be quarantined for as long as they can before Pain for Pride, but if they were backstage and Jennipurr was still roaming around carelessly, who knows what could have happened.
Ahren Fournier: Once again, Jennipurr wasn’t roaming around carelessly backstage. She was with me and she didn’t overstep her boundaries. I have tested Jennipurr MULTIPLE times for COVID-19 and guess what? Those tests were negative. My cat has and never has been an issue at all. EAW management has never had an issue with me having her backstage with me as long as she’s under control. I don’t know if you got the memo the moment you got the position. I wouldn’t be surprised if you aren’t aware since you’re not aware of 95% percent of the shit that goes on with your roster. You think it would have been smart of you to come up to me with your issues with Jennipurr. Instead, you were nothing, but a backstabbing cunt who went behind my back calling animal control and trying to get my cat taken away from me. I’m pretty reasonable when it comes to Jennipurr. You could have gone to me with any worries that you had with her and I could have put them into ease. But noooooo, you had to be dramatic. I mean, why in the hell would to record animal control taking away Jennipurr and isn’t it funny that it happened to be DURING the No Way Out Match?
Ryan Wilson: Are we doing conspiracy theories now, Ahren? I was unaware that the footage was being recorded at the time. I had to look back at the main event to wonder what in the world that you can possibly be calling me out about. I assumed it had to do with the situation with Jennipurr, but Ahren, I think that you’re blowing this way out of proportion. I was given the option to euthanize Jennipurr, but I chose against it, knowing that it wasn’t my decision to do so. Besides, I’m an animal lover. I would hate to be the reason an animal dies.
Ahren Fournier: You putting Jennipurr through that pain and fear was just as bad as putting her to sleep. I think it’s time for you to know how you felt about the entire thing.
Ryan Wilson: :krabs: :krabs: :krabs:
(Ahren Fournier grabs Ryan Wilson by the collar of his shirt, pulling him closer so the two of them are nose-to-nose with each other. Ryan still has the microphone in his possession.)
Ryan Wilson: You don’t want to attack me, Ahren. I am not the bad guy in this situation. I am nothing more than a man who is looking out for the wellbeing of his roster. You don’t want to start a war with me because it will be a war that you won’t win, Ahren. Besides, if you even decided to throw a punch at me, I can assure you that you won’t even make it to Pain for Pride this year. Is that what you want?
(Ahren Fournier thinks about Ryan Wilson’s threat long and hard, almost debating on what he should be doing. After a while, Ahren decides to let go of the collar of Ryan’s shirt and exit the ring and make his way up the ramp. Ryan has a grin on his face as he looks at Ahren going up the ramp and disappearing to the back.)
Ryan Wilson: That’s not a threat to Ahren, but for EVERYONE who thinks that they can push their weight around on Showdown, just remember that your spot at Pain for Pride is on the line. You cross the line and you won’t even be part of the 24/7 Battle Royal. You won’t even be allowed at the arena. You’ll be sitting at home watching this spectacle, wishing that you could have been a part of the history making night that we are going to have in a few weeks. I expect for my roster to be smart and think of the consequences of their actions against me because I am the difference between all of you making it to Pain for Pride and not being on the card at all. Well, I am not going to hold up the show any longer. We got a few Cash in the Vault qualifying matches and a few exciting things for this card! Enjoy the show!
(“Awaken” plays once again as Ryan Wilson exits out the ring and heads towards backstage.)
Deadprez: Well, our Interim General Manager just laid down the law for the Showdown roster going into Pain for Pride. He is the difference between people making it to Pain for Pride and not being on the card at all. If I were looking for a spot at Pain for Pride, I would not want to do anything to piss off Ryan Wilson.
Gavin Kirkland: Well, stay tuned, everyone! We’ll be right back with Showdown.
(Showdown returns from commercial break as Ashley Voorhees is already in the ring, looking laser focused.)
Gina Romano: THIS MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!! INTRODUCING FIRST…ALREADY IN THE RING…FROM THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT…WEIGHING IN 212 POUNDS… HE IS “THE PORTLAND PSYCHOPATH”…ASHLEY VOORHEES!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ashley Voorhees is a man and that makes me quite sad! But, enough about the name, Ashley is intimidating and I swear, this man was in my nightmares a couple nights ago! :lupe:
Eve: Ashley has been trying to find his footing in EAW. He lost to Dray Fontana on the go home show before Odyssey, he lost the multi-man match on Voltage, but he has a good shot in turning his luck upside down going up against this Constance Blevins!
Deadprez: He may have the advantage as Constance could be having some ring rust, but we’ll have to see about that.
(“Revival Remix Outro” by Selena Gomez plays as a returning Constance Blevins walks out and stares at Ashley Voorhees in the ring. She doesn’t waste any time as she heads down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…MAKING HER RETURN TO SHOWDOWN…FROM BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.. “THE REVIVAL OF”…CONSTANCE BLEVINS!!!!
Deadprez: ‘The Revival of’ seems like an interesting nickname, but she’s a rival of a division that’s been shunned. She’s watched undeserving women escape the women’s division and move on from it. She’s watched women quit when the going goes tough, but Constance considers herself as the exception to all of that.
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins returned on Voltage as she took down the newly crowned Specialists Champion, Sarah Price. On Voltage last week, she challenged Sarah to a match at Pain for Pride, but Captain Charisma announced the return of the Specialists Scramble and if Constance wants in the match, she’s in and there’s no hesitation for Constance to accept the challenge.
Eve: Many people may not see things her way, but Constance could care less about any of that stuff! As long as she’s getting the results she wants, she’ll keep doing that!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(Constance Blevins meets Ashley Voorhees in the middle of the ring as the two Elitists begin to have a few exchanges of words that the audio is not able to pick up.)
Deadprez: ASHLEY VOORHEES SHOVES CONSTANCE BLEVINS AWAY FROM HER!
Gavin Kirkland: AND CONSTANCE IS NOT GOING TO TAKE ANY OF HIS SHIT AS SHE MANAGES TO THROW A PUNCH TO ASHLEY BEFORE TACKLING HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND! CONSTANCE BEGINS TO UNLOAD ON A SERIES OF PUNCHES TOWARDS THE BIGGER MAN! Constance picks up Ashley by his hair before connecting with a giant knee strike to his ribs! Constance rebounds herself off the ropes before following that up with a spinning neckbreaker as she goes for the first pinfall of the match!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Eve: Ashley Voorhees manages to kick out as Constance Blevins manages to pick him up before connecting with a side headlock, but Ashley manages to push her way! ASHLEY RUNS TOWARDS HER BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A RUNNING LARIAT! THIS KNOCKS THE FORMER UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION TO THE MAT! Ashley now gets Constance to her feet before Irish whipping her to the corner and like a train! Ashley charges towards her before connecting with a body splash to the corner! Ashley follows that up before connecting with a snap suplex! Ashley goes for the cover!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Deadprez: Constance Blevins manages to shove Ashley Voorhees off of her! Ashley picks up Constance by her hair as Constance shoves Ashley away from her for the time being! Constance runs towards Ashley with a devastating looking big boot, but it only sends him down to his knees! CONSTANCE GETS ASHLEY AND THROWS HIM SHOULDER FIRST AGAINST THE RING POST AT THE CORNER! CONSTANCE GETS ON ASHLEY AND CONNECTS WITH A SUNSET FLIP! BUT, ASHLEY MANAGES TO ROLL HIMSELF OUT OF THE PINFALL ATTEMPT BEFORE THE OFFICIAL CAN GET IN POSITION FOR THE COUNT! CONSTANCE IS ON HER FEET, BUT ASHLEY BEATS HER TO THE PUNCH BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST WHICH TAKES ‘THE REVIVAL OF’ BACK FOR A BIT! Ashley manages to take her down with a clothesline! No! Constance manages to duck the clothesline before nailing Ashley with a calf kick to the stomach!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance follows that up with a DDT! Constance rolls Ashley over before going for the cover!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Eve: Ashley Voorhees manages to get a shoulder up and you can see Constance Blevins looking a bit annoyed with that! Constance gets on top of Ashley before going rapidly with some punches, BUT ASHLEY SWITCHES POSITIONS BEFORE MOUNTING THE FORMER UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION WITH PUNCHES OF HIS OWN! NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE ASHLEY IS WRAPPING HIS HANDS AROUND CONSTANCE’S THROAT AS HE BEGINS TO CHOKE HER! :damn:
Deadprez: It seems like the referee is trying to pull Ashley Voorhees away from Constance Blevins, but I don’t see it being successful on his part!
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD, CONSTANCE IS CHOKING ASHLEY NOW!!!! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE CHOKING EACH OTHER!
Referee (off-mic): BOTH OF YOU LET GO! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Eve: Both competitors take their hands off each other’s throats and begin to cough for some air to get back to their lungs! That was a unique scenario that these two found themselves in, but Constance is proving that she’s not taking anyone’s shit! People can love or hate the approach that she’s been taking, but it’s been amazing to see her do that! BOTH ELITISTS GET BACK TO THEIR FEET AS ASHLEY THROWS A PUNCH TO CONSTANCE, BUT CONSTANCE THROWS A PUNCH TO ASHLEY! ASHLEY THROWS A PUNCH TO CONSTANCE! CONSTANCE THROWS A PUNCH TO ASHLEY! CONSTANCE! ASHLEY! CONSTANCE! ASHLEY! CONSTANCE! CONSTANCE! CONSTANCE! CONSTANCE! Constance manages to back Ashley to the corner before rebounding him off the ropes! Ashley manages to rebound himself the opposite set of ropes, but Constance manages to take him down with a kitchen sink! Constance follows that up with a dropkick to the back of Ashley!
Deadprez: Constance gets in front of Ashley before connecting with a Shining Light, Constance’s variation of the shining wizard! Constance goes for the cover! This could put Ashley away!
Referee: OOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ashley Voorhees manages to kick out! You can see the frustrated look on her face! She wants nothing more than for this match to be over! Constance manages to get Ashley to his feet and what in the world! Constance is trying to get Ashley to his shoulders! But, it seems like there’s a sign of struggle from Constance! Ashley is 212 pounds! It’s going to be tough for Constance to get him on her shoulders! Ashley manages to escape the move before getting behind Constance! Constance turns around —
Eve: ASHLEY WITH A CHOKESLAM TO CONSTANCE! THANATOPHOBIA! NO! CONSTANCE MANAGES TO AVOID THE CHOKESLAM BEFORE KICKING ASHLEY IN THE STOMACH BEFORE PULLING HIM IN FOR A DDT! BY THE LOOK ON CONSTANCE’S FACE, IT SEEMS LIKE SHE’S MORE THAN ANXIOUS TO BE ENDING THIS MATCH! SHE SLOWLY BACKS AWAY FROM THE CORNER WITH A SMIRK ON HER FACE! ASHLEY IS GETTING TO A SEATED POSITION BEFORE —
Deadprez: CONSTANCE BLEVINS WITH THE ABOLISHMENT! THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE BACK OF ASHLEY VOORHEES’ HEAD! CONSTANCE WITH THE AGGRESSIVE COVER!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Revival Remix Outro” plays again as Constance Blevins rises back to her feet as the official raises her hand. Ashley Voorhees rolls out of the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…CONSTANCE BLEVINS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: What a performance from Constance Blevins, who looked impressive as she adds some momentum going into the Specialists Scramble Match at Pain for Pride!
Eve: Ashley Voorhees looked great, but it seems like he can’t get his footing in on Showdown, but I’m hoping that changes in the future!
Deadprez: Constance is going to be the woman to watch for going into Pain for Pride! If she keeps this up, she’s going to be the woman that these people need to target! Congratulations to Constance on her victory!
(The camera cuts backstage to show Xavier Williams sitting on a steel crate; he rests with his back against the wall and his beats covering his ears. Xavier has his eyes closed, almost lost in the music that he’s listening to as…)
Ryan Wilson: Xavier! Just the man I was hoping to find!
(Xavier opens and rolls his eyes to find Ryan Wilson standing in front of him with a huge smile on his face.)
Xavier Williams: Now isn’t the best time, Ryan.
Ryan Wilson: It’s always the best time to talk to your General Manager, Xavier! Especially after what I watched you do to Jake Smith at Odyssey last week. It was b-e-a-utiful.
Xavier Williams: Was it?
(Xavier shakes his head as the same look that he had on his face at Odyssey returns to his face. It’s obvious to anyone watching that there’s still no pride over his actions.)
Ryan Wilson: Both Lucas Johnson and Shane Gates may have failed in taking that PURE Championship away from Jake Smith, but boy, did you prove something. I had my doubts, Xavier. I was ecstatic when you decided to sign your name to my brand, but I truthfully didn’t know the man that I was going to get. You would be the first to admit that you haven’t been near your best since Mr. DEDEDE beat you at Pain for Pride years ago; that spark that you once always had in your eyes was gone – but, wow! At Odyssey I saw the man that I was hoping to see, Xavier! I saw a conqueror. I saw an executioner. The man that ran through the majority of this company during his rise to the top. I saw the BEST-
Xavier Williams: Don’t say it.
Ryan Wilson: I saw the BEST… in the WORLD.
Xavier Williams: The Best in the World… far from it. Do you think that I’m proud of what I did at Odyssey, Ryan?
Ryan Wilson: I would be.
Xavier Williams: I spent the better part of a year trying to cut away the pieces of the person that I was. Every time that I looked in the mirror I hated the man that I saw. But, the sight of my own blood in my hands almost put me into a frenzy. I thought that I had control over the demons that once led me forward, but I proved last week that I’m not as in control as I thought that I was. I lost myself. The need to cut down either or both Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers became more important than just simply winning. For those few minutes – nothing else seemed to matter.
Ryan Wilson: And… Why is that such a bad thing, Xavier?
Xavier Williams: I guess someone who has never experienced it wouldn’t necessarily understand.
(Ryan Wilson takes a deep sigh as Xavier goes to put his beats back on.)
Ryan Wilson: My vision for this brand is to do what I know is best for it, and the man that I saw at Odyssey is what’s best for this brand. I haven’t hid the fact that Jake Smith being the PURE Champion isn’t a part of my vision and while Lucas and Shane failed in doing what was best of this brand – I’m looking at the man that I know can achieve what they couldn’t.
Xavier Williams: …
Ryan Wilson: You’re the man that can take that championship out of the hands of a man that shouldn’t be champion and become the PURE Champion that this brand deserves.
Xavier Williams: Pass.
(Ryan looks at Xavier confused as Xavier shakes his head.)
Ryan Wilson: I’m giving you an opportunity that others would kill for and you’re going to decline it?
Xavier Williams: I don’t believe that I stuttered, Ryan
Ryan Wilson: I kind of hoped that you did, Xavier. I don’t believe that turning down a request of your General Manager is the smartest of moves for your time here on Showdown.
Xavier Williams: I’ll take the risk.
(The look of confusion on the face of Ryan Wilson turns into one of anger.)
Ryan Wilson: I’m not going to leave this offer on the table, Xavier. You don’t take it and I’ll make sure that your next opportunity isn’t for a long, long time.
Xavier Williams: So be it.
Ryan Wilson: Fine. Your loss.
(Ryan Wilson storms away as Xavier places his beats back over his ears and leans back up against the wall as the camera cuts elsewhere.)
(It shows Ryan Wilson walking back inside his office, trying to calm himself down as much as possible. He puts on his fake smile as he sees who is already in his office.)
Ryan Wilson: Well, well, well…..look who it is.
(The camera pans to Jake Smith in casual attire with the PURE Championship on his shoulder. Jake has an unamused look on his face.)
Ryan Wilson: I bet you’re really proud of yourself, right?
Jake Smith: Why wouldn’t I be? I successfully defended my PURE Championship against two unworthy scrubs and now, I’m walking into Pain For Pride as PURE Champion. Why wouldn’t I be proud? I’m just here to make sure…I will be defending this title in an actual match against a competitor who actually DESERVES a shot at the title, RIGHT?
Ryan Wilson: Yes, the title will be defended at Pain for Pride, but Jake, are you really proud of yourself and this second reign that fell into your lap?
Jake Smith: Is that a trick question? Of course, why wouldn’t I be?
Ryan Wilson: Are you forgetting your little girlfriend Alexis retained the title for you again?
Jake Smith: Did you see Angela and Hitchman trying to screw me out there? She stayed in the back and minded her business, and she came out to even the odds. That’s all Ryan. Also don’t forget I had those two beat several times before Alexis even came out.
Ryan Wilson: She distracted the referee and then took Shane while you pinned Lucas. This is after the screwjob you guys did to Lance at Grand Rampage. I don’t like Lance but I feel his pain. This shit you’ve been pulling is NOT what the PURE Championship is supposed to represent. This isn’t how I want one of my champions representing my brand! And you know what, if you’re the champion you say you are, you’ll put that title up for grabs one more time before Pain for Pride.
(Jake Smith chuckles.)
Jake Smith: Now WHY would I do that? I earned my spot at Pain for Pride and I’m not gonna risk it.
Ryan Wilson: You know it, I know it, and everybody else knows you’re a fraud of a champion. Alexis has saved you time and time again and you don’t repay her anything. All you do is continue to brainwash the young lady to act rebellious and disrespect her boss! Prove for once, you have some balls. Act like a champion for once and put the title on the line next week.
(Jake puts his finger to his chin, sarcastically thinking about it.)
Jake Smith: First of all, I ain’t brainwashing her. She has my back and I have hers. That’s how a partnership works. Secondly, you know what, sure. It doesn’t matter who you throw at me because nobody is gonna be good enough to take what I have been working for for so long and that’s walking into Pain for Pride as a champion. If you want me to further prove why I’m a great champion, I’ll do it. Who’s my opponent?
Ryan Wilson: Funny you should ask, I think you’re gonna love this! You will be putting that PURE Championship on the line next week against….
(A smirk crosses the face of Ryan Wilson.)
Ryan Wilson: ME!
(Jake turns his head to the side and has a small look of anger on his face.)
Ryan Wilson: That’s right, it’s always been my goal since before this season started to win that PURE Championship, and that’s what I’m gonna do. You are disgracing it every time you defend it, and I’m going to fix that problem! I am going to walk into Pain for Pride with that title and give it the shine and recognition it so rightfully deserves! That title NEEDS me!
Jake Smith: Fine.,You can’t earn a title shot around here so you just give yourself one I guess.
(Jake turns to leave the office but is stopped by Ryan clearing his throat.)
Ryan Wilson: One other thing, don’t bother bringing your fuck buddy Alexis to ringside. If she interferes in ANY WAY POSSIBLE, I will fire her disrespectful ass on the spot!
(Jake is holding back some anger as he wants to scream and vent. But instead, he keeps his composure as he exits the office. Ryan sits back in his chair and kicks his feet back up.)
Ryan Wilson: PURE Champion…..PURE Champion at Pain For Pride….
(The camera transitions outside of Ryan Wilson’s office and Jake stands at the door angry, He begins to walk before Xander Payne enters the shot.)
(Xander Payne and Jake Smith stare at one another for a good five seconds before Jake Smith walks out of the frame and Xander Payne marches into Ryan Wilson’s office.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a special Showdown vs. Voltage tag team match and it is set for one fall!!!
(“Netflix Punisher Theme” by Tyler Bates hits!!!)
Gina Romano: Introducing first from Austin, Texas weighing in at 260 pounds he is “The Dark Angel” ALEXXX BLADEEEEEEEE!!!!
(Alex Blade suddenly appears in the ring as if by magic.)
Eve: Holy shit where did he come from?
Deadprez: I have no idea…
Gavin Kirkland: Well I didn’t see him all week either so I am just as surprised as you are to be seeing him now.
(“Long Hard Times To Come” by Gangstagrass hits!!!)
Gina Romano: And his partner from Lexington, Kentucky weighing in at 220 pounds he is “The Alpha Assassin” RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYLAN BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREES!!!
(Raylan Brees comes out to the ring looking like a confident and driven athlete.)
Gavin Kirkland: I wish he would assassinate me so I don’t have to sit thru this sausage fest.
Eve: Oh come on Gavin. We apologize to our viewers and to Raylan. We know how hard he has been working and tonight is his chance to show these Voltage invaders what he can do!
Deadprez: That’s a good point Eve. We shouldn’t be hating on these people as they are out here to represent us! Showdown pride baby!
(Bow Down by I Prevail hits!!!)
Gavin Kirkland: And representing Voltage… first from the Swamps of Louisiana weighing in at 212 pounds… SETH OSIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh god no Scott Oasis what is he doing back here?!?!?
Eve: It’s Seth Osiris… Gavin, do you even watch the other shows?
Gavin Kirkland: Of course I do Eve. Don’t be a silly goose.
Deadprez: Well Seth Osiris made sure to let Cameron Clark know that they are not a true tag team. But at the same time he wants him to put the energy he has into their tag team match this weekend. Could this be signs of a fragile partnership? Or will Cameron be able to do his share? We will find out!
(“Because I’m Awesome” by the Dollyrots hits!!!)
Gina Romano: And his partner from Hikari, Yamaguchi, Japan weighing in at 209 pounds he is “Mr. Average” CAMERRRRRRRRRRRRON CLARRRRRRRRRRRRK!!!
(Cameron Clark comes out waving a Voltage flag as he makes his way down to the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: This guy doesn’t look Japanese to me.
Eve: Oh yeah what would you say Japanese looks like? :mjpls:
Gavin Kirkland: :whoa:
Deadprez: Well just like everyone else in this match Cameron Clark is a relative newcomer to EAW and I can’t say I really know what to expect. But he looks to be a bit of a crazy one and I wouldn’t be shocked if his opponents don’t know how to handle him either.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: It looks like we are starting things off with Raylan Brees of Showdown up against Cameron Clark of Voltage. This should be a good old fashioned slobberknocker! The match starts as Raylan quickly goes for the leg of Cameron tripping him and taking him down to the mat. He stomps hard on the chest of Cameron before bouncing off the ropes and coming crashing down on his front side with a Splash. He backs up as he goes for another brutal stomp again before repeating the same motion again going back off against the ropes… Splash connects!!! But Raylan isn’t done as he points up in the air before seemingly remembering the lack of a crowd. He goes to the ropes as he climbs up to the top. What is he looking for here?!?!? But he might be taking a little too much time!
Eve: Cameron Clark up as he runs up the sides of the ropes and kicks Raylan Brees hard in the head with an improvised Enzuigiri! But Raylan stays on the top rope just barely! Cameron now climbing up the ropes after his opponent as he looks to tear him down from that high risk high reward environment. He punches Raylan hard in the face! But Cameron fires back with a hard right hand of his own! Raylan with a hard elbow strike before he slams his opponent hard into the top of the turnbuckle! Raylan goes for it! He flips over Cameron grabbing him as he does!!! SUNSET FLIP CONNECTS!!!! NO!!! HE KEPT GOING WITH THE ROTATION! SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB OFF THE TOP ROPE CONNECTS!!! THE COVER BY RAYLAN BREES!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Kickout by Cameron Clark! That looked like it could have been it after that hard hitting maneuver from Raylan Brees! He pulls his opponent back up… but Cameron fighting back with some strikes… but Raylan with a hard elbow to the back of Cameron! He kicks him! But Cameron catches the kick and drags Raylan down to the mat!!! Raylan rolling out to the outside as he tries to escape… but Cameron grabs him leg and drags him back in! Cameron drags Raylan across the ring as he goes towards his partner.
Deadprez: The tag made by Cameron Clark to Seth Osiris as Voltage is showing what it’s all about! In comes Seth as he immediately grabs the leg of Raylan Brees taking up where his partner Cameron left off. He stomps hard at the upper leg of Raylan before pulling his opponent up and grabbing him from behind. He holds him in a choke like position for a moment… REVERSE DDT!!! The cover!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: The kickout by Raylan Brees!!! Seth Osiris pulls up Raylan…but Raylan immediately connects with a Superkick!!! Both men fall to the mat but Raylan is moving!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Raylan Brees makes it to his corner to tag in Alex Blade!!! Here comes Alex into the ring as he is lighting up Seth Osiris with some hard kicks and there is no escape from his strikes!!! Alex grabs Seth by the hair as he slams him down hard into the mat. He bounces off the ropes… falling elbow strike connects to the face!!! Alex immediately transitions it into a Headlock trapping his opponent. But Seth is fighting back! Hard elbow strike to the back as he manages to escape… he runs off the ropes and returns fire with a Bicycle Kick!!! Alex back up… but Seth takes him down with a hard Running Punch to the face!!! Alex favoring his jaw as he gets back up but Seth catches him with a Fireman’s Carry takedown! Seth showing how they do in the swamps now as he mounts Alex and begins beating the shit out of him. He bashes his head repeatedly with his fists before palming his face dragging him back up to his feet. He tosses Alex shoulder first into the turnbuckle!!! Alex desperately reaching out for the tag on Raylan!
Deadprez: But Seth Osiris runs in and knocks Raylan Brees off the apron before he can get the chance! He grabs the leg of Alex Blade and drags him all the way back across the ring to his corner!!!
Eve: Seth Osiris making the tag in bringing Cameron Clark back into the match. Cameron immediately grabs on to the leg of Alex Blade twisting him around into a Figure 4 Leglock! He is trapped here!!! But wait! Raylan Brees is back in the ring and he is breaking up the submission! But wait! Here comes Seth Osiris in the ring as he takes out Raylan with a Running Clothesline sending both men falling over the top rope! They begin brawling on the outside as the referee has lost complete control of this tag team matchup! Back in the ring however, Cameron Clark is showing why he is the best Cameron in EAW by lifting up Alex Blade over his shoulders!!! He flips him around… POP TART CONNECTS!!! THAT BELLY TO BELLY PILEDRIVER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! ALEX BLADE REVERSES!!! ALEX BLADE ROLLS UP CAMERON CLARK!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THRRRRRRRR-
Deadprez: Kickout at the last millisecond by Cameron Clark! Alex Blade almost stole one there! He begins fumbling with his hand… saying some magic words! What the hell…
Eve: A FIREBALL ERUPTS FROM THE HANDS OF ALEX BLADE! THIS MOTHERFUCKER OUT HERE CASTING SPELLS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: But Cameron Clark ducks the fireball!!! He ducks and runs off the ropes… BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS TO THE FACE OF ALEX BLADE!!! CAMERON LOOKING TO DO WHAT HE WANTED TO DO FROM THE BEGINNING AS HE MAKES HIS WAY UP TO THE TOP ROPE!!!!
Deadprez: FROGGER!!! OFF THE TOP ROPE AND IT CONNECTS!!! CAMERON CLARK WITH THE COVER ON ALEX BLADE!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: Wait Raylan Brees is coming in to the ring! He dropped Seth Osiris on the outside with the Sicario Cutter!!! CAN HE MAKE IT IN TIME?!?!?!?
Gavin Kirkland: Raylan Brees didn’t make it!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here are your winners, the team of Cameron Clark and Seth Osiris!!!
(“Because I’m Awesome” by the Dollyrots hits as Cameron and Seth have their arms raised in victory by the referee. Raylan Brees slams his arms against the mat in anger that he didn’t get there fast enough before going to check on his partner.)
Deadprez: Well that’s gotta suck for Raylan. He was so close! But still at least it wasn’t him getting pinned!!!
Eve: I suppose that is one silver lining… but it was a team effort so unfortunately the ship sinks together. Congratulations to the team of Seth and Cameron for pulling out that W! We here on Showdown are totally willing to give props to Voltage when they deserve it! But don’t count us out because that is just going to make the entire blue brand hungrier. We are going to kill it at Pain for Pride mark my words!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Congratulations to me for surviving this sausage fest. You know not even one of the men involved in this match is blond so it’s not like I can even pretend…
Deadprez: I’m going to stop you right there. Quick start the commercial and save us!
(The camera cuts to a commercial shaming people who ignore others DMs and the psychological harm that it causes them by doing so.
(The scene fades backstage with Kyra Phillips. She is standing behind the Showdown backdrop with a smile on her face.)
Kyra Phillips: Odyssey last weekend was fantastic! People cannot seem to stop talking about our main event which featured the return of the No Way Out Match. The match clearly stole the show, but for my next guest, she was just a few seconds too late from breaking up the pinfall attempt and stamping her ticket to Philadelphia. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time…Candice Blair!
(Candice Blair walks into the camera shot who still has a somber look on her face. Candice is still very heartbroken for failing short in winning the No Way Out Match. She went out there and gave it the best battle that she had, but it wasn’t enough and it’s a bitter pill for her to swallow.)
Kyra Phillips: Candice, it was an incredible performance by you last weekend, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to win the match. What are your emotions running through your mind?
Candice Blair: Not going to lie, but I am still distraught by the entire situation. I really thought I was going to do enough to win. I wanted nothing more than to be the one to avenge my sister and take the Answers World Championship from Mr. DEDEDE. Instead, I get to watch my brother-in-law due the honors. At least, I know that someone within our family is going to actually do something about Mr. DEDEDE and put this problem past us. It sucks that it couldn’t be me, but I fully believe that Jamie is going to get the job done. Just talking with Cameron two days ago, she tells me that he’s super focused about this match. He doesn’t see losing as an option for him. He is going to train his ass off, get himself mentality prepared for whatever Mr. DEDEDE is going to throw at him. He will be watching Fighting Spirit real closely and seeing how much he needs to up his game going into Pain for Pride. I’ve promised that I would not intervene in the matter, but he’s got my support regardless of if he wants to get it or not.
Kyra Phillips: With the Answers World Championship already set in stone, what other matches are you looking at for Pain for Pride?
Candice Blair: I just want to say that I am more than excited to be part of this Pain for Pride! It’s going to be my first Pain for Pride and I want to be on the show in some capacity. My first thought was Cash in the Vault, but it seems like the qualifying matches are already set in stone, so it seems like my aspirations of being part of the match are out of the window. It would be awesome to compete for the PURE Championship, but I would really love an opportunity to earn the match. Also, there’s the infamous 24/7 battle royal —
???: And that’s where you’ll most likely end up.
(Veena Adams walks into the camera shot as she shoots a glare at Candice Blair.)
Veena Adams: It’s so adorable that you think that you have a clear shot at getting to the Pain for Pride, let alone some championship match. Do you think that we’re going to give handouts to charity cases like yourself, Cumdumpster Blairhead? Bitch, this is Pain for Pride out of all places. The only match that you’re going to be getting is 24/7 battle royal, but I wouldn’t blame you if they shafted you to the side to fit in our Make-A-Wish division — oh, I mean, the BBB division. If anything, EAW would be doing themselves a favor by not having your ugly ass mug hoarding camera time like you try to do each week that you’re featured on the show. None of you bitches are worth the extra camera time that could be going towards me. I’m an Adams, bitch. I’m wrestling royalty. Despite me losing at Odyssey, it was not enough to “humble” me or make me eat my words. Whorper can brag about her tainted little victory against me, but she never pinned me and she couldn’t make me submit. I proved that I am not going to back down easily and that’s something that you and the rest of you whores need to take under consideration. They better be blessed that I wasn’t part of the No Way Out Match because they would have lost the match. Much like you did last weekend, Cumdumpster.
Candice Blair: I came a lot closer to winning the match than you would have in my position, Veena.
Veena Adams: Still lost, bitch. At least, the Pain for Pride main event will feature no bitches anywhere in sight, but then I remember, your brother-in-law is in the match and we know how an emotional bitch that he can be at times. “Omg, I’m hopeless. Gawd killed muh wife! 😭😭😭” I lowkey wished that my uncle Ryan would have done that. It would be doing this entire world a favor by riding the world of Cumeron and that ugly fetus of her’s. It was pretty assuming to see how hormonal she got after I called her out on her sonogram. Man, I almost feel bad for Jamie. Like, I can’t imagine how he lives with her and tolerates with all of you women. Perhaps, Gawd will do him a favor by ending him at Pain for Pride and he can join his ugly pregnant whore wife in the retirement home.
Candice Blair: Bitch, you really trying to come at my sister. She still lives rent free in that hollow mind of yours. Hell, ALL the Avas constantly live rent free in your mind because you can never be as successful, genuine and gorgeous as all of us. You really call my sister ugly when you look like Sid from Ice Age. Yes, I’m using that reference from Under Siege. Don’t judge me, but you are the last person that should be calling anyone ugly looking the way you do. Imagine having a rich uncle, but he doesn’t do jackshit to make you look prettier. At least, you would have been pretty on the outside because you fucking ugly in the inside. I’m done with talking with ugly ass bitches like yourself, who contribute nothing to the world, but be pieces of shit. Bye bitch!
(Candice Blair walks out of the camera shot, leaving Veena Adams with a steamed look on her face.)
Veena Adams: You dumb fucking bitch. You don’t know who you’re messing with.
(The scene fades elsewhere.)
( Camera cuts to the Showdown commentary table where Eve, Deadprez and Gavin Kirkland are standing by with serious looks on their faces. )
Eve: Ladies and gentlemen this was going to be the portion of the show where we would air a ‘retrospective’ video package to promote the marquee contest featuring Showdown’s Jamie O’Hara and Mr. DEDEDE – Ace vs Gawd – for the Answers World Championship. However, during last night’s Voltage exclusive FPV “Fighting Spirit”, our Answers World Champion Mr. DEDEDE suffered an untimely injury in the headline against Andrea Valentine for the EAW Championship. Let’s take a look.
[ Screenbar: Fighting Spirit, last night ]
“Persephone: DEDEDE THROWS ANDREA OFF HIM!”
“James Peters: ANDREA IS SCRAMBLING NOW! DEDEDE IS BACK UP BUT ANDREA DODGES A BIG BOOT! DEDEDE KEEPS HIMSELF FROM CRASHING HOWEVER ANDREA IS RIGHT THERE! DROPKICK TO THE BACK SENDS DEDEDE CHEST FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLES, AND ANDREA IS ABLE TO GET HIM WITH A ROLL UP!”
“Rich Russillo: NO! SHE CAN’T HANG ON! DEDEDE ROLLS RIGHT THROUGH AND CATCHES ANDREA WITH A KNEE TO THE STOMACH! ANDREA DOUBLES OVER AND DEDEDE CLUBS HER IN THE BACK OF THE NECK! HE SENDS ANDREA INTO THE ROPES BUT SHE DROPS DOWN INTO A BASEBALL SLIDE TO AVOID GETTING HIT! SHE DROPS TO HER FEET OUTSIDE THE RING AND DEDEDE IS GOING FOR IT! DEDEDE TAKES OFF RUNNING!!! “VINTAGE” DEDEDE!”
“Persephone: SHE CAUGHT HIM WITH A DROPKICK!”
( The recap slows down for dramatic effect, showing DDD being hit with a dropkick in mid air )
“Persephone: ANDREA JUST KNOCKED DEDEDE OUT OF THE AIR! DEDEDE LANDS HARD ON KNEES”
( A slow motion replay shows the grimace of pain on DDD’s face upon him landing hard on his knees. The footage picks back up later in the match, coming towards the culmination of the contest. DDD is clearly walking with a bit of pain, but has managed to get the momentum back on his contest. The opportunity to seize his 9th World Championship stood right before him, and the unexpected moment would occur right right at this moment. )
“Persephone: KASSIDY JUST SLAMMED THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INTO ANDREA’S BACK!!!”
“Rich Russillo: ANDREA’S BACK HAS TAKEN A LOT OF PUNISHMENT TONIGHT AND SHE CRUMBLES TO HER KNEES! DEDEDE KICKS HER SQUARE IN THE FACE AND SCREAMS AT HER TO GET UP! ANDREA FINALLY FORCES HERSELF UP AND SHE STAGGERS AWAY FROM THE ROPES!”
( DDD, now shown in alternative angles clearly ignoring the pain in his knee, waits for Andrea to rise. )
“DEDEDE TAKES OFF RUNNING! HE IS GOING TO RIP ANDREA IN HALF WITH A SPEAR!!!!!”
( DEDEDE, mid spear, collapses to the floor. This can be seen in multiple angles, with DDD on the ground clutching at his left knee. Kassidy Heart’s facial expression of sheer horror best depicts the grave nature of what took place. )
“Andrea Valentine (Off Mic): Fuck that.”
“Rich Russillo: ANDREA PUSHES PAST THE REFEREE AND SNATCHES MR. DEDEDE UP BY THE HAIR!” — “ANDREA TAKES OFF RUNNING AND SHE ABSOLUTELY DESTROYS MR. DEDEDE WITH LOVE HAZE! THE RUNNING CORKSCREW NECKBREAKER HAS CONNECTED ON MR. DEDEDE!!!”
“James Peters: KASSIDY IS ON THE APRON BUT ANDREA RUSHES THE ROPES! KASSIDY IS SENT TO THE FLOOR AND ANDREA IMMEDIATELY GOES BACK TO MR. DEDEDE FOR THE COVER!!!!”
“OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!”
( The recap ends with Andrea Valentine celebrating as the EAW World Champion, and Kassidy has gotten back into the ring and is holding Mr. DEDEDE in her arms, talking quietly into his ear. HRDO, Ashten Cross, and Captain Charisma have come out, indicating that this is serious and could potentially put the long awaited Mr. DEDEDE versus Jamie O’Hara grudge match at Pain for Pride in jeopardy. EMTs are shown helping DDD leave the arena on a stretcher, much to his chagrin, with Kassidy Heart and the other EAW Board members by his side. )
( End recap )
( We revert back to the commentary table. )
Deadprez: As of right now, Sunday March 31st, we don’t have an idea of exactly what injury took place. What we can tell you though is that Mr. DEDEDE’s left knee has suffered some sort of serious injury that resulted in emergency surgery taking place over night. We understand also that these circumstances over the last 24 hours has had the EAW Board of Directors scrambling as to what will be their next step.
Gavin Kirkland: Which suggests clearly that the main event of Pain for Pride is at the very least in question. If I were a betting man, I’d say it’s worse than we even know. However if you are a member or official of the Showdown brand, as well as the EAW Board of Directors; or if you’re just an EAW fan who wanted to see Gawd vs Ace take place, there’s no underselling the severity of this issue.
Eve: I totally agree with you for once Gavin, there were obviously so many people who have waited years to see this match happen and they are waiting on bated breath, just like we are, for any possible update. We are working closely with Fight Grid and the EAWnetwork staff to provide more information as it becomes available. But for now, Gawd vs Ace is in question.
Deadprez: And look, we all understand the man isn’t Mother Teresa, he’s not the most affable face on the school lunch box, but there’s no denying he’s the face of our company and of our industry for over a decade strong. So we wish the Answers World Champion the best of luck, and hopefully things aren’t as bad as they seem.
Eve: Well said.
(“6:24” by Danger hits as James Ranger makes his way out from the gorilla and he stands at the top of the stage and looks out to the Performance Center, he has a determined and somewhat angry face as he begins his march to the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL AND IT IS A CASH IN THE VAULT QUALIFYING MATCH!! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM LONDON, ENGLAND….WEIGHING IN AT 243 POUNDS…..JJJAAAAMMMMMMEEEESSS RRRAAANNNGGGEEEERRR!!!!!!!
Eve: A guy looking to reintroduce himself to the Land Of Elite here tonight. He’s wrestled all around the globe. And oh my goodness, what a way he could do that by qualifying for Cash in the Vault and defeating I think Showdown’s fastest rising star in Myles. An amazing win it would be, but it’s not gonna be easy, and I think he knows that by the look on his face.
Gavin Kirkland: Never heard of this dude before. And really…..he’s saying Kobe copied HIM with the Black Mamba name?! :skip:
(“Enemy Strike” blares the Performance Center speakers as Myles steps out from behind the curtain with a plain expression on his face as he stares down to the ring at James Ranger waiting on him.)
Gina Romano” AND HIS OPPONENT….FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA….WEIGHING IN AT 227 POUNDS…..MMMMYYYLLLEEESSSSSS!!!!
Deadprez: A guy who needs this win tonight to get some confidence back up after falling short in the No Way Out match last weekend. A guy who wants more than anything to walk into Pain For Pride and unhook that briefcase and carry a ticket to greatness. He is more than capable of doing all of that, but first, he’s gotta get through a tough challenge in James Ranger!
Gavin Kirkland: What does Harper Lee see in this ugly ass dude tho?! :skip:
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: And this qualifying match is underway, the winner punches their ticket to Pain for Pride. both Myles and James Ranger circle the ring, and both men lock up in a collar and elbow tie up in the center of the ring! Myles locks James Ranger in a side headlock, and James tries to power Myles off him. but Myles keeps the pressure on, and Myles takes James down to the mat using a front flip amateur wrestling take down! Myles has the headlock locked in on James while they are on the mat, and James is kicking trying to find a way out!
Eve: James manages to get his legs up and he traps his legs around the head of Myles and he flips Myles forward but Myles manages to rolls through and he’s back to his feet and Myles goes for a side head kick to the side of the seated James Ranger–but James Ranger ducks it and James rolls up Myles!!
Eve: Myles kicks out of it and James beats Myles to his feet and runs at Myles going for a running hurricanrana–But Myles doesn’t allow it to happen and holds James in the air–MYLES HITS THE BUCKLE BOMB TO JAMES RANGER IN THE CORNER! James holds his head in some pain as he steps out of the corner, Myles connects with a roundhouse kick that drops James down to the mat! Myles hops on top of James on the mat and he’s unloading with fists of fury! Myles is showing no mercy right now! Myles picks up James and gets him in position to connect with a suplex, but James blocks it with his foot! James Ranger reverses it into a quick snap suplex of his own! Myles is up to his feet quickly and he walks over to the corner–and JAMES RANGER RUNS FULL SPEED AT MYLES IN THE CORNER AND CONNECTS WITH A LEAPING FOREARM TO THE FACE OF MYLES! JAMES FOLLOWS THIS UP WITH A BULLDOG FROM THE CORNER TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: He doesn’t cover though…weird. He picks up Myles and puts him in a STO position, but Myles is throwing elbows to the side of James’ face causing James to let go of Myles, and Myles uses this chance to run to the ropes…and Myles goes for a running knee strike, but James manages to sidestep it and he reverses it into a swinging neckbreaker–but Myles reverses that as he pushes James by his back away, and James turns around and runs into a roundhouse kick right to the skull! James is stunned and Myles grabs ahold of James by the arm and irish whips him into the corner, but James reverses and sends Myles into the corner but Myles lifts himself up and James goes underneath Myles, Myles grabs James by his trunks and pulls him in and–BLUE THUNDER BOMB FROM MYLES! THE BEAUTIFUL SITOUT POWERBOMB CONNECTS! HE HOLDS ON FOR THE COVER!
Eve: James stays alive in this match! Myles was expecting as he moves James body out of his way as he makes it back to his feet and he quickly picks up James from the mat with urgency, and he puts James on his shoulders in a fireman’s carry, I have no idea what Myles is planning…but James slips out from behind Myles! James grabs the waist of Myles going for a german suplex–but Myles spins and reverses to James backside and now Myles is the one going for the german suplex–but James reverses and spins around and he faces Myles backside again…..AND JAMES GETS MYLES UP HIGH FOR THE ELEVATED GERMAN SUPLEX!!
Deadprez: James takes this time as he sees Myles down and he runs to the corner and begins to climb up the top rope, James takes a second to balance himself on the turnbuckle…but Myles throws his body on the ropes causing James Ranger to lose his balance on the top rope and James lands on his Rangers. Ouch!
Eve: Myles quickly ascends up to the top rope with James and he’s going for a superplex it looks like! But James is blocking it by throwing body shots trying to get Myles to let go! Both men exchange shots at one another on the top rope now….and James drops down a step and connects with an enziguiri to the head of Myles and Myles drops down to the mat below! James climbs back up that one step and balances himself again, James leaps–and JAMES CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP RIGHT INTO THE CHEST OF MYLES!! IS JAMES GONNA PULL OFF THE UPSET?!
Deadprez: Nope! Myles kicks out and James now grabs Myles by his head and begins to throw several right hands into the skull of Myles! James picks up Myles by his head and begins to set up for his next manuever, but Myles manages to push off James but James a second later runs at Myles once more–SUPERKICK FROM MYLES! BUT NO! James caught the leg of Myles, and now James spins Myles around but Myles turns into into a leaping double leg lariet to the face of James that knocks James Ranger down! Myles crawls away from James for a second before using the ropes to pull himself up off the mat and Myles can taste that victory and his trip to Pain for Pride!
Gavin Kirkland: And now……Myles turns James around and grabs him by the arm and pulls him back….SUPERKICK FROM JAMES!! MYLES IS STUNNED HERE AND THIS IS JAMES CHANCE! James kicks Myles in the midsection and places him between his legs and James hooks Myles arms–FFFINNNAAALLL HHOOOOORRIIIZZZZOOONNN!!!!! IS JAMES GONNA PULL THIS OFF?! THE COVER!!
Eve: MYLES JUST BARELY GETS THE SHOULDER UP AT THE VERY LAST POSSIBLE SECOND!!
Deadprez: James seems shocked that Myles just kicked out of what we all thought would send him to Cash in the Vault! James has to think of what to do next, and James lifts Myles up and he goes for the Final Horizon once more, but Myles twirls out of the manuever and he’s face to face with James and leaps up and connects with a high knee to the face of James Ranger! James Ranger falls backward and bounces off the rope–AND JAMES GOES FOR FINAL EXECUTION OUT OF NOWHERE ON MYLES!!!
Eve: IT CONNECTS!!!! BUT HE DIDN’T GET ALL OF IT AS MYLES STUMBLES BACK AND BOUNCES OFF THE OPPOSITE ROPES AND HE HITS A SUPERKICK THAT DROPS JAMES TO THE MAT!! MYLES IMMEDIATELY PICKS UP JAMES AND SETS HIM UP–DDEEE FFFAACCTTOOOO!!!!! MYLES CONNECTS WITH IT AND HE GOES FOR THE COVER!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…..MMMMYYYYLLLLEESSSS!!!!!
Eve: Myles picks up the win and he’s going on to the Cash in the Vault ladder match at Pain for Pride in 3 weeks. You gotta think he’s a favorite with his talent and athleticism. Plus, think of what he’s capable of doing when you give him ladders to work with! :wow: Congrats to Myles. James Ranger put up a good fight tonight but it was just Myles night, I just know if James Ranger puts in the world and consistency, he has a really bright future in this company!
(The scene fades with Interim General Manager, Ryan Wilson who is backstage on his phone. It’s unclear to who he is on the phone with, but it stops whenever he hears a knock on the door. Ryan hangs up his phone.)
Ryan Wilson (to whoever is at the door): Come in!
???: Bro! Mr. Wilson! What’s up?
(Bronson Daniels walks in crutches, but he is in high spirits.)
Ryan Wilson: Hello, Bronson! How’s the ankle doing? Dray Fontana did a number on it last weekend.
Bronson Daniels: Yeah, the ankle hurt like a bitch. I got it checked after the match and it’s a Grade 1 sprain, so I should be back in the ring by Pain for Pride. Isn’t that great? There’s no way that I am missing out at Pain for Pride, bro! It’s my first Pain for Pride and I’m more than stoked to see what’s this unique opportunity that I won!
Ryan Wilson: That’s right! That’s the reason that I invited you into the office. You see? I was thinking long and hard about this unique opportunity, but it wasn’t until talking with StarrStan and Captain Charisma where we all got into an agreement of a Pain for Pride match. Going to Pain for Pride, we’ve all agreed that we would pick a representative to represent our brand at Pain for Pride in a Fatal-4-Way Match for the New Breed Championship and Bronson, you will be Showdown’s representative in the match!
(Bronson Daniels is more than stoked about this opportunity. It’s his first championship match. He is going to be in a championship match at Pain for Pride and he wasn’t expecting that whatsoever.)
Bronson Daniels: This is sick, bro. A shot at the New Breed Championship?
Ryan Wilson: That’s if you can make it to Pain for Pride. The doctors are refusing to clear you going into these next few weeks, but as long as you don’t do anything that puts that ankle in jeopardy, you should be good to go at Pain for Pride.
Bronson Daniels: I’m going to miss being in the ring, but at least, I get to rest up and save my energy for Pain for Pride. Although, I wanted to suggest an idea for you.
Ryan Wilson: What’s that?
Bronson Daniels: Now hear me out…
Ryan Wilson: Whenever someone says it, it’s normally followed by a bad idea.
Bronson Daniels: Are you aware of my Crack Stories? Look, I was thinking about doing one for each opponent. That’s if they’re revealed before Pain for Pride, but I wouldn’t be opposed to just doing one. At least, one Ryan. Come on. 🙏🏻
Ryan Wilson: Bronson, normally, I would be opposed to this idea, but I actually don’t mind it. If anything, it’s commendable that someone wants to keep themselves busy, even on the sidelines. It’s also amazing that you actually accepted this championship match unlike someone, who denied an opportunity to fight for the PURE Championship. I know that your friend isn’t too fond of me, but I do care about the wellbeing of my roster, Bronson.
Bronson Daniels: You haven’t done shit to me. That could all change in the future, but whatever. I’m pretty chill at the moment because I may have not smoked a joint or two before coming here. If anything, I’m planning on going to Pain for Pride and showing the three men in the match that I am not someone that they should be counting out. I more than earned my opportunity to be part of this match and there’s no doubt that I am going to make the most out of this opportunity.
Ryan Wilson: That’s excellent to hear, Bronson. Now if you excuse me, I have important matters to deal with.
(Bronson Daniels nods his head before exiting out of Ryan Wilson’s office. Ryan Wilson goes back to his desk as the scene fades elsewhere.)
(“Pure Water” by Skepta hits as a white light flicks down onto Dray Fontana who steps out onto the stage. Dray Fontana raies his arm in the air as he marches down to the ring)
Gina Romano: The following contest is your Main Event of the Evening! And it is a triple threat match set for ONE FALL!! The winner of this match will advance to the Cash in the Vault Ladder match at PAIN! FOR! PRIDE!! Introducing first! From England, United Kingdom!! Weighing in at 200lbs!! THE PRINCE!! DRAY FONTANA!!!
Deadprez: Dray Fontana is coming off of a heart breaking loss at Odyssey last week. He had a unique opportunity on the line and fought incredibly at Odyssey.
Eve: He was breaking toes..
Deadprez: Yes, but did you see what he was doing with the bell? This man may have won that match if he were a second earlier to break the pin.
Gavin Kirkland: But that’s behind him now because what he has in front of him is an even bigger opportunity. He has a shot at the Cash in the Vault Ladder Match!!
(“Old Town Road” remix by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus hits as Lance Blackfyre steps out onto the stage. He continues down the ramp where he stares at Dray Fontana in the ring)
Gina Romano: And his opponent.. From Chicago, Illinois.. Weighing in at 365lbs!!! LANCEEEE BLACKFYREEEEEE!!!
Deadprez: Lance Blackfyre definitely wants to bounce back and get himself into the Cash in the Vault after losing in the Odyssey Main Event. He is definitely the strongest and largest out of the three competitors in this match and that definitely should go well in his favor.
Eve: I believe so too. He fought incredibly at Odyssey as well and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see him keep that same energy here tonight.
(“Black Honey” by Thrice hits as MITSUBACHI makes his way onto the stage. MITSUBACHI points at both of his opponents in the ring as he makes his way down the entrance ramp.)
Gina Romano: And lastly.. From Sōka, Saitama, Japan!!! Weighing in at 187lbs!! THE SILENT ANIMAL!! MITSUBACHI!!!!
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI competed against Dray Fontana last week in a triple threat that he got pinned in. MITSUBACHI definitely wants to avenge his loss from Odyssey here tonight. And what better way to do it than against one of the men that he was up against a week ago!
Gavin Kirkland: I believe all of these men have an great shot at winning their shot at the Cash in the Vault! This should be a good one!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: There’s the bell! Dray Fontana, Lance Blackyre, and MITSUBACHI all make their way to the center of the ring! Dray Fontana with a right hook onto MITSUBACHI!! MITSUBACHI with a kick to the side of the leg of Dray! Dray responds with a kick right back onto MITSUBACHI!! MITSUBACHI with a forearm to the face of Dray Fontana!!! BUT LOOK! LANCE BLACKYRE TAKES THEM BOTH DOWN AT THE SAME TIME WITH A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: They took their eyes off of the biggest man in this match and it cost them big time! Lance Blackyre walks over and stomps down onto the chest of Dray Fontana. He then walks over and lands a 365lbs leg drop onto the MITSUBACHI!! Blackfyre back up to his feet as he grabs Dray Fontana and brings him up to his feet as well!! Blackyre now irish whipping Dray Fontana with all of his strength as Dray Fontana crashes hard against the turnbuckle!! Dray hits the turnbuckle so hard that he bounces back off of it!! AND HE WALKS INTO A BIG BOOT BY LANCE BLACKFYRE THAT SENDS HIM STRAIGHT TO THE CANVAS!!
Eve: MITSUBACHI is now up to his knees as Lance Blackfyre turns his attention towards him. Lance grabs MITSUBACHI by the head and brings him to his feet! Lance with the irish whip as it sends MITSUBACHI to the ropes!! MITSUBACHI bounces back! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL BY LANCE BLACKFYRE!!! NO!!! MITSUBACHI ducks under the arm!! MITSUBACHI continues running as he bounces off of the ropes at the other end! Lance Blackfyre turns around… HEADBUTT BY LANCE BLACKFYRE!!!! NO!! MITSUBACHI COUNTERS WITH A JUMPING CALF KICK TO THE HEAD!!! Lance stays on his feet but that last shot definitely rocked him! Lance is bent over groggy after that calf kick! MITSUBACHI takes a step back.. THEN CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER CALF KICK THAT LANDS AT THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!!
Deadprez: Lance Blackyre is still on his feet! He’s bent over as MITSUBACHI wraps his arms around his head!! SNAP DDT BY MITSUBACHI CONNECTS AS LANCE’S HEAD PLANTS AGAINST THE CANVAS OF THE RING!!! MITSUBACHI gets up to his feet..
Eve: SUPERKICK OUT OF NOWHERE BY DRAY FONTANA!!!! IT TAKES MITSUBACHI DOWN!! Dray hooks the legs of MITSUBACHI!!
Eve: Kickout by MITSUBACHI!! Dray Fontana gets up to his feet as he sees Lance Blackyre up on one knee!! SUPERKICK BY DRAY FONTANA ONTO LANCE BLACKYRE as Lance drops down to his hands and knees! Dray now steps up and connects with a kick to the side of Lance’s head!! Lance drops to his forearms!! Dray Fontana makes his way over to the corner. He climbs up to the top turnbuckle!! DIVING DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP INTO THE BACK OF LANCE’S HEAD AND NECK!!! IT FORCES LANCE TO GO FLAT!!
Deadprez: Look it’s MITSUBACHI! He’s getting back up to his feet!! Dray Fontana turns his attention towards him! CALF KICK BY MITSUBACHI!!! NO!! Dray Fontana ducks under the leg as MITSUBACHI spins around!! SUPERKICK BY DRAY FONTANA!!! No! MITSUBACHI ducks under the leg as well!! Dray turns around.. KOUTOUBU KICK BY MISTUBACHI SENDING DRAY TO THE MAT!! Dray pops back up! SPINNING BACKFIST BY MITSUBACHI!! Dray instantly hits the canvas, but he slowly gets back up to his feet. Meanwhile, MITSUBACHI runs to the far ropes! He bounces back!!! RUNNING CLOTHSELINE BY MITSUBACHI!! No! Dray ducks under the arm as MITSUBACHI continues running to the ropes! MITSUBACHI bounces back.. BUT DRAY FONTANA IS THERE AND HE SHOVES MITSUBACHI BACK INTO THE ROPES!!! MITSUBACHI’S ARMS GET INTERLACED WITH THE TOP AND MIDDLE ROPES!!!
Gavin Kirkland: MITSUBACHI is kicking his legs around trying to get himself free, but he is stuck with his arms interwoven with the ring ropes!! Dray Fontana has a bright smile on his face as he walks right over to MITSUBACHI! And Dray now begins firing away with right handed punches onto a defenseless MITSUBACHI!! The referee steps in as he begins to count!
Referee: One.. Two.. Three.. Four..
Deadprez: And Dray Fontana raises his hands in the air and steps back. The referee then goes over to MITSUBACHI to try and help him get free from the ropes. Dray Fontana turns around and notices Lance Blackfyre getting up to his feet. Dray starts walking towards Lance Blackfyre.. ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY DRAY FONTANA CONNECTS!!! Lance stumbles on his feet as he nearly loses his balance. But Lance focuses in on Dray Fontana! Big Boot by Lance Blackfyre!! It sends Dray Fontana down to the canvas!! Dray slowly getting up to his hands and knees. He then makes it up to his feet where he turns around and sees Lance Blackfyre. ANONTHER BIG BOOT BY LANCE BLACKFYRE THAT SENDS DRAY FONTANA RIGHT BACK DOWN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: I wonder how it must feel for Dray Fontana to realize that his most precise kicks can’t take Lance Blackfyre down, but one big boot is all it takes for Lance to take him down. This must be frustrating.
Eve: Dray Fontana reaches out and grabs the bottom rope. He uses it to help him get up to his feet. He turns around and again Lance is right there!! A THIRD BIG BOOT BY LANCE BLACKFYRE!!! NO!! Dray Fontana side steps!! AND KICKS LANCE BLACKFYRE RIGHT BETWEEN THE LEGS AS LANCE DROPS DOWN TO HIS KNEES THEN FLAT ON HIS FACE!!!
Deadprez: The referee didn’t see it either!! He’s still helping MITSUBACHI get out of the ropes at the other end of the ring!! The referee finally frees MITSUBACHI from the ropes. But there’s Dray Fontana with a right hook right as the referee stepped out of the way! No! It’s blocked by MITSUBACHI! MITSUBACHI with a right hook of his own!! ANOTHER as this one sends Dray Fontana back!! SPINNING BACKFIST BY MITSUBACHI!!! NO!! DRAY COUNTERS WITH A BACKSTABBER!!
Gavin Kirkland: All three competitors are on the ground. Dray gets up to his feet first and reaches down right next to him and grabs MITSUBACHI by the head. Dray then shoves MITSUBACHI into the corner and steps onto the middle rope!! AND NOW DRAY BEGINS FIRING AWAY AT MITSUBACHI WITH PUNCHES!!! The referee begins to count!!
Referee: One.. Two.. Three.. Four..
Gavin Kirkland: LANCE BLACKFYRE JUST SHOVED THE REFEREE TO THE SIDE AND THE REFEREE JUST FELL THROUGH THE RING ROPES AND DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!! Lance now goes right beside Dray Fontana who is still firing away at MITSUBACHI! LANCE GRIPS AT DRAY’S THROAT!! TITANIC PLUNGE BY LANCE BLACKFYRE AS HE CHOKESLAMS DRAY FONTANA FROM THE SECOND ROPE DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!! Dray Fontana is out of it right now! The referee is out of it right now!
Deadprez: I think Dray might have pissed Lance off with that cheap shot earlier in this match.
Eve: That’s what I believe too! But now we have no referee!
Gavin Kirkland: Lance Blackfyre now goes over to MITSUBACHI and lifts him up in a bear hug hold!! He is squeezing the lfie out of MITSUBACHI right now!! MITSUBACHI is screaming in pain! He’s trying to press down on Lance’s arms, hoping that he can break free!! But LANCE DRIVES HIS HEAD INTO THE CHEST OF MITSUBACHI AS HE PULLS BACK ON HIS LOWER SPINE!! ALL OF THAT PRESSURE ON MITSUBACHI’s LOWER BACK!! AND LANCE BLACKFYRE SPINEBUSTERS MITSUBACHI INTO CANVAS!!!
Eve: And now Lance Blackfyre gets up to his feet and walks over to the head of MITSUBACHI!! LEG DROP BY LANCE BLACKFYRE!! He gets back up to his feet once more!! LEG DROP AGAIN BY LANCE BLACKFYRE!! Lance now turns MITSUBACHI on his stomach! CAMEL CLUTCH IS LOCKED IN BY LANCE BLACKFYRE ONTO MITSUBACHI!!! MITSUBACHI is screaming in pain! He’s trying to find a way out, but Lance is so much larger than him that it makes it even more difficult!! Lance continues to pull back on MITSUBACHI’S head and neck..
Deadprez: DRAY FONTANA WITH A CHAIRSHOT TO THE BACK OF LANCE BLACKFYRE!!! Lance releases MITSUBACHI.. BUT DRAY WITH ANOTHER CHAIR SHOT ONTO LANCE BLACKFYRE!! Lance rolls over onto his side as Dray steps beside him and drives the steel chair into his ribs!! DRAY WITH ANOTHER SHOT!! AND ANOTHER!! Dray now rotates the steel chair again and bashes it against the back of Lance Blackfyre!! Lance turns and lays flat on his back as Dray Fontana places the steel chair right onto his face. Dray Fontana now walks over to the corner and climbs up to the top rope.. DIVING DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP BY DRAY FONTANA AS IT DRIVES THE STEEL CHAIR INTO THE FACE OF LANCE BLACKFYRE!! Dray tosses the steel chair off to the side as he walks over to Lance’s right leg.. ANKLE LOCK!!! DRAY FONTANA HAS HIS ANKLE LOCK LOCKED IN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Dray Fontana is twisting the ankle of Lance Blackfyre as much as he can!! Lance is barely conscious after those chair shots by Dray, but you can see the pain he’s going through by the look on his face!! Dray still twisting that leg!! He may just snap Lance’s ankle! The referee still hasn’t moved from ringside yet!!
Eve: You spoke too soon!! Look! There’s another referee running down to the ring! He slides in and is there to call this match!! Dray continues to pull on that ankle!! BUT HE’S KICKED IN THE FACE BY MISTUBACHI WHO JUST GOT TO HIS FEET!! Dray lets go of Lance Blackfyre’s ankle as he stands up and grabs at his face. Dray looks right at MITSUBACHI.. DISCUSS LARIAT!! NO.. MITSUBACHI ducks the arm.. FISHERMAN BUSTER!!! THE SUPLEX CONNECTS BY MITSUBACHI! MITSUBACHI goes for the pin on Dray Fontana!!
Deadprez: BUT DRAY FONTANA KICKS OUT! MITSUBACHI gets up to his feet. He turns Dray Fontana over and reaches down for his leg.. SINGLE LEG BOSTON CRAB IS LOCKED IN!! MITSUBACHI is wrenching back on that leg!! Dray Fontana clutches at his head and hair as he is definitely in pain!! He begins army crawling his way over to the edge of the ring!! He does not want to tap out here and lose his shot at the Cash in the Vault!! He extends his hand! His fingers are almost there!! He’s about to grab it!!
Eve: BUT MITSUBACHI DRAGS DRAY FONTANA BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! WAIT!! Dray Fontana rotates his body and send MITSUBACHI to the canvas!! He keeps his leg hooked around MITSUBACHI’S!!! KNEE BAR BY DRAY FONTANA!! DRAY IS WRENCHING ON THAT KNEE!! TWISTING AND TURNING IT!! MITSUBACHI quickly army crawling his way to the ropes! He’s almost there!!
Gavin Kirkland: AND HE GRABS IT!!!
Referee: One.. Two.. Three.. Four..
Deadprez: Dray Fontana releases MITSUBACHI’s leg as he clutches at his lower back in pain. MITSUBACHI is grabbing at his knee in pain. Both Elitists use the ring ropes to get up to their feet. Dray makes it up first, but MITSUBACHI isn’t too far after. Right hand by Dray Fontana onto MITSUBACHI!! Right hand by MITSUBACHI onto Dray Fontana!! MITSUBACHI WITH A RIGH! DRAY WITH A LEFT!! MITSUBACHI!! DRAY!! MITSUBACHI!! DRAY!! THESE TWO ARE TRADING PUNCHES!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT LOOK! It’s Lance Blackfyre! He has made it up to his feet and he walks over to both of his opponents and places his hands around their throats!! DOUBLE CHOKESLAM BY LANCE BLACKFYRE!!!
Eve: NO!! Both MITSUBACHI and Dray Fontana were able to break free from his grip in mid air and land beside him!! CALF KICK BY MITSUBACHI ONTO LANCE BLACKFYRE!! Lance stumbles on his feet into THE FONTANA 97 BY DRAY FONTANA!!! LANCE IS OUT COLD IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!! MITSUBACHI and Dray Fontana look directly at one another!! They charge at one another!!
Deadprez: CORKSCREW KICK BY DRAY FONTANA!!! SPINNING BACKFIST BY MITSUBACHI!!! THEY BOTH CONNECT ON ONE ANOTHER AS BOTH MEN DROP DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! Dray Fontana tries to get up to his hands and knees, but he drops down to his forearms. He doesn’t have the strength to get up! MITSUBACHI also tries to get up to his hands and knees, but instantly drops back down to his forearms!! Dray lifts his head up and sees the body of Lance Blackfyre! MITSUBACHI does the same and both men begin to crawl towards Lance!! They’re inching their way over to him and extending their arm out!!
Eve: LOOK THE REFEREE FROM THE OUTSIDE JUST SLID INTO THE RING!! HE SEES DRAY FONTANA TRYING TO REACH HIS ARM OVER LANCE BLACKFYRE!! But MITSUBACHI IS CLOSER!! He’s about to drop his arm onto Lance as the second referee is about to call the pin!! BUT DRAY LEAPS AND PLACES HIS ARM ONTO LANCE RIGH AS MITSUBACHI PLACED HIS ON TOP!! Both referees counting!!!
Both Referees: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: Wait!?! Who won?
(Both referee’s look up and notice that the other called the pin as well!. They both get up to their feet and begin to discuss what went down. The original referee for this fight is pointing at Dray Fontana as the winner while the referee that stepped in after the match had started is making his claim for MITSUBACHI.)
Eve: I don’t know what’s going on. Which one of these guys is competing in the Cash in the Vault Ladder Match at Pain for Pride?
(Dray Fontana and MITSUBACHI can barely stand up but they do and make their way over to the referees. Both Elitists begin arguing with the referees as they are trying to get their victory acknowledged and legitimized)
(“Awaken” by Dethklok hits as the Showdown General Manager, Ryan Wilson steps out onto the stage with a microphone in his hand)
Ryan Willson: No need to continue arguing! We can settle this right here and now. It seems like both of the referees are having a disagreement on which one of you guys was able to get the pin first. Now the way that I see it.. We have the original referee that was scheduled to call this match saying that Dray Fontana is the winner.. Then there is also the referee that wasn’t supposed to be out here until things escalated and we needed someone to help call this match saying that MITSUBACHI got the pin first. The second referee wasn’t even supposed to be calling this match in the first place..
(MITSUBACHI begins to look upset and disappointed in the ring)
Ryan Wilson: BUT.. They were both told to call this match one point of another.. So Dray Fontana and MITSUBACHI you both have qualified for the Cash in the Vault Ladder Match at Pain for Pride!!
(“Awaken” by Dethklok hits as Ryan Wilson makes his way backstage.)
Deadprez: Wow! I did not expect that happening!! A double pin on Lance Blackfyre sends both MITSUBACHI and Dray Fontana into the Cash in the Vault Ladder Match!!
Eve: I really like how Ryan Wilson did that. These two guys fought as hard as they could and put everything out there tonight for this opportunity!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here are two more additions to the already stacked Cash in the Vault Ladder Match! This Match is already looking like it’s going to be a classic! Pain for Pride here we come!
(The camera shows MITSUBACHI and Dray Fontana staring at one another in the ring. They are glad to have qualified, but they know that they will see each other again with the biggest prize on the line. The screen then fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)