(EAW Intro Plays)
(Camera opens to find Hurricane Hawk working from his desk in his office backstage at Wembley Arena where Showdown will be shortly beginning. He has a fresh set of bruises and bandages on his face after the beating from Diamond Cage last week. He reaches over to press a few buttons on the desk phone and activated the speaker. He waits as it rings for a moment before a voice answers.)
Hurricane Hawk: Derek! Hey! Just wanted to make sure all is set for Kassidy Heart to stream in tonight! The time difference is a bitch but I think everything was communicated well. Did she get you the location?
Derek: Uhh. Yeah we’re at the gps location she sent.
Hurricane Hawk: And were good to go for later? The location has a good connection? Good for the interview?
Derek: Well… to quote Ms. Heart, it’s “perfectly suited” for her.
Hurricane Hawk: Why do you say it like that?
Derek: You’ll see.
(Derek hangs up the phone and Hawk looks confused. But after a moment he just shrugs and continues with his paperwork.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar begins as the Showdown intro plays for the broadcast as we open to the packed house inside of Wembley Arena in London, England. The rabid fans scream and shout with elation as the camera pans over and we see a number of signs such as “Drake is my King”, “The GOAT is WOAT”, and “Cage Wears Short Black Tights” before we cut to the commentary desk of Eve and Deadprez.)
Eve: HELLO EVERYONE! ITS SATURDAY NIGHT AND THAT MEANS ITS TIME FOR EAW’S FLAGSHIP PROGRAM, SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN! MY NAME IS EVE AND IM JOINED AS EVER BY MY PHENOMENAL PARTNER, DEADPREZ!
Deadprez: Thanks Eve! I have to say it’s been a real pleasure working with you since you took the desk! It’ll be a shame in a couple of weeks when you lose your job just because of your gender!
Eve: :lupe: but I’ve been here for years… I was a Vixens Champion…
Deadprez: BUT! We have an absolutely stacked card for all of you fans at home tonight as we are only two weeks away from the grandest stage in televised entertainment, Pain for Pride! Least of which being that the Number One Contender to the EAW Championship, Chris Elite, will be in action as he takes on the Interwire Champion, Drake King! And we are expecting an update from the EAW Champion himself, Malcolm Jones, as earlier today he held a media and training day back home in Harlem, New York as he prepares for the Three Stages of Hell match at Pain for Pride! Eve, we’re still waiting to find out what the stages will even be! Any idea what to expect?
Eve: I have no idea, DP! But one match we will see tonight that actually doesn’t hold a Pain for Pride relation will be the Extreme Rules match between Eric Havoc and Shane Gates! These two have been at each other’s throats for over a month and Shane went to General Manager Hurricane Hawk last week to say he wasn’t willing to wait and that he wanted Eric ASAP! He’s ready to bring this all to a head and show Eric exactly who “The One” really is between the two of them!
Deadprez: I expect that match will pull no punches! Much like Terry Chambers who will be taking on Archimedes J. Manson later tonight! Terry took a beating last week as the Round Table escaped with their heads but Hurricane Hawk took the chance to declare that Terry will be facing Drake King for the Interwire Championship at Pain for Pride and if any members of the Round Table are seen at ringside, Drake King will forfeit the title! You have to imagine this has Terry chomping at the bit to get his hands on Drake!
Eve: Or looking to prove he deserves the shot after falling short so many times in the past! Terry is a fighter but he’s had trouble when the lights shined bright. Another man who has struggled at times when the lights shined is Damon Diesel! Damon managed to steal his spot in the Cash in the Vault match at Wrath of the Dragon but qualifiers have never been his issue. He has a ham egg tonight to garner very important momentum as he takes on the other Showdown representative in the match… or at least the one who qualified on a Showdown branded show… Adam Graves! Graves has made a massive impact since making his debut! A force inside of the ring, and a physical specimen unlike any other. Graves might be new but I wouldn’t exactly call him a dark horse in the ladder match!
Deadprez: And we cant forget tonight’s main event matchup as Ahren Fournier takes on Michael Bishop! Last week we learned that Kassidy Heart has set herself into a match with Ahren after some very personal offenses between the two but Bishop has not even gotten a match at the big show! And I’d say this is likely his last shot to catapult himself into anything or another he will just have to accept a position in the 24/7 Battle Royal!
Eve: Well we just have to see what happens! Time’s running out as everyone looks to make their mark! And we’re ready to throw to Gina Romano for our first match of the evening!
(Camera pans to Gina Romano in the ring as “No Leaf Clover” Metallica hits as Kevin Hawkins emerges from behind the curtain to some boos from the crowd)
Gina Romano: OUR OPENING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST….FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE POUNDS….”THE OUTSIDER” KKKEVVIINN HAAWWKKIINNSS!!!
Eve: Look at the size of this man! This guy had a good showing last week in my opinion in that eight man tag match against the Round Table and has the tools to make it big here!
Deadprez: I said it once and I’ll say it again…he’s old!
Eve: Oh just shut the hell up.
(Kevin Hawkins steps over the top rope and taunts as “No Leaf Clover” fades out and ‘Addiction’ by Dope hits as Mammoth comes out staring a hole through Kevin Hawkins in the ring as he makes his way to the ring)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT….FROM TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SIX POUNDS…”THE BEAST”…MAMMMMOOTTHH!!!
Eve: Another guy who can easily make it to the top. All he needs is some momentum and he’s been in a rough stretch since signing his contract but can change that with a win here tonight!
Deadprez: He looks like he belongs in a mental hospital.
Eve: ANYWAYS! Last week, these two were partners but none of that matters now as they try to build momentum for themselves with a win!
(Mammoth slides in the ring and his theme dies down as both men look at each other and the referee calls for the bell)
DING! DING! DING!
Eve: And we’re off! I think this is gonna be a good matchup between two guys who wanna make an impact and both men look almost equal in size. Both men lock up in the center of the ring and it looks like neither man can get the advantage as they both release their hold in the lockup. Both men try again as they lock up and Kevin woah hits a knee to the midsection of Mammoth and now goes for the irish whip but Mammoth counters and whips Kevin to the corner and Mammoth charges but Kevin with an elbow to the face! Kevin charges at Mammoth and hits a hard clothesline!
Deadprez: Mammoth is pulling himself up with the ropes trying to shake the cobwebs out and now Kevin Hawkins pushes Mammoth up against the rope choking Mammoth out and the referee steps in to create separation. Mammoth now kicks Kevin in his stomach causing Kevin to briefly bend down and Mammoth sees an opportunity here and now throws a hard right at Kevin’s back chopping him down to one knee and now Mammoth runs to the ropes and bounces back and hits a hard kick right to the face of Kevin and Kevin rolls underneath the bottom rope.
Eve: Mammoth walks over and stands Kevin up on the edge of the apron from the opposite side of the ring and WOAH Kevin Hawkins to poked Mammoth in the eye right here! The referee seemed to not have seen it as Mammoth takes several steps back holding his right eye and Kevin steps over the top rope and waits for Mammoth to turn around…BIG BOOT FROM KEVIN!! KEVIN NOW IS WAITING FOR MAMMOTH TO RISE TO HIS FEET AGAIN AND NOW PICKS UP MAMMOTH IN A POWERSLAM POSITION…BUT MAMMOTH SLIPS OUT FROM BEHIND AND HITS A CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF KEVIN’S LEFT KNEE CAUSING KEVIN TO DROP TO ONE KNEE AND MAMMOTH HOPS IN FRONT OF KEVIN AND HITS A DDT SPIKING KEVIN HAWKINS HEAD RIGHT INTO THE MAT!
Deadprez: MAMMOTH DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER THOUGH AS HE KNOWS THAT WON’T BE ENOUGH AND HE PICKS KEVIN HAWKINS UP BUT KEVIN HAWKINS WITH A UPPERCUT STUNNING MAMMOTH…AND KEVIN GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT MAMMOTH DUCKS AND HITS A CHOP TO KEVIN’S THROAT SO HARD YOU CAN SEE KEVIN SPIT IN THE AIR! MAMMOTH DRIVES KEVIN TO THE CORNER AND NOW HITS A SHOULDER THRUST BEFORE LIFTS KEVIN ON THE TOP ROPE…WHAT’S HE PLANNING HERE?! MAMMOTH GOES UP TOP WITH KEVIN BUT KEVIN IS FIGHTING IT WITH EVERYTHING HE’S GOT AND LANDS A BIG RIGHT HAND THAT DRIVES MAMMOTH BACK AND KEVIN NOW CLIMBS DOWN ONE TURNBUCKLE AND IS GOING TO JUMP!! WHAT THE HELL?! KEVIN HAWKINS LEAPS FROM THE SECOND ROPE LOOKING FOR AN ELBOW TO MAMMOTH’S BACK!! BUT MAMMOTH SAW IT COMING AS HE THROWS A SHOT TO THE MIDSECTION WHILE KEVIN WAS IN MID AIR!! AND NOW MAMMOTH RUNS TO THE ROPES AND HITS THE GORE!!!!! IS THIS IT?!?!
DING! DING! DING!
( ‘Addiction’ by Dope hits as Mammoth stands up and has his hand raised)
Gina Romano” LADIES AND GENTLEMAN THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH….MMMAMMOOTHH!!!!
Eve: Wow. What a great win for Mammoth as he gets his career in EAW started. For sure a win to get you on the right track but take nothing away from Kevin Hawkins tonight! I hope to see more of both men in the very near future here on Showdown!
(Commercial for the final Empire of all time!)
(Camera returns from commercial to find Drake King and Jax Walker backstage together. Drake looks angry and frustrated.)
Drake King: Jax… we cant allow this to happen.
Jax Walker: Hawk loopholed us. What can we do?
Drake King: I don’t care what Hawk says. Terry Chambers won’t get close to my title. He doesn’t deserve it. I won’t allow it.
(The gears are turning in Drake’s head as Jax looks on curiously.)
Drake King: Jake and Josh are back in the states for the Voltage match tomorrow. So I need you to handle this, Jax. Terry doesn’t make it to Pain for Pride. He just doesn’t.
Jax Walker: What do you mean by “handle it”?
(Drake gets in his face.)
Drake King: I mean… HANDLE IT!
(Jax studies the crazed expression on Drake’s face before nodding his head and walking away.)
(Camera transitions to find Eric Havoc backstage in a dim room, surrounded by various weapons. He sits in a chair with his hands clasped together as a woman slowly steps out of the shadows, it’s his girlfriend Tara. She stands behind him and places her hands on his shoulders.)
Eric Havoc: They say that behind every great man stands a great woman. And tonight is when my greatness can no longer be denied. Shane Gates… you’ve been a thorn in my side now for far too long and now I will finally make use of you.
Tara: What use could someone as pointless as Shane Gates even have?
Eric Havoc: Simple. Just as he was the first victim of when I cast away the foolish idea of justice and showed the world what I’m truly capable of, tonight Shane Gates will be the first sacrifice to the new era that I will bring to Elite Answers Wrestling. Or should I say, the return of a past era. Because as I pain the canvas with Shane’s blood, it will be the sign of the Extreme Rebirth in EAW! And I am going to be the champion of this new age!
(Eric grins into the camera and Tara looks on, impressed.)
Eric Havoc: I’ve been mocked by so many but now you all see the truth. You all know that I am truly The One. Even Jake Smith, my long-standing rival, fell before me. I had him right where I wanted him, his blood on my hands, his body broken on the floor. And the only reason he got away was Shane Gates sticking his nose where it didn’t belong! And tonight, he pays for that. He pays for all of it.
(Eric reaches up and places one hand on Tara’s)
Eric Havoc: And with the beautiful Tara by my side, I’ve never been more powerful. I am untouchable. Tonight is the night the world bows before me. Tonight is the night I ascend to the extreme greatness I was born for.
(Eric leans into the camera.)
Eric Havoc: Shane Gates… tonight is the night you die.
(Camera transitions to the ring where Gina Romano is ready for the next match.)
(“Applause” by Lady Gaga hits as Archimedes J. Manson walks out with his favorite bag over his shoulder. He has an unsettling grin on his face as he begins to walk down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from… The Divided States of Hysteria… weighing in at 205 pounds… ARCCHIMMEEEDDEEEEEESSS J. MANNNNNSSSOOONNNN!!!
Eve: Manson is… different than many other competitors. His last win was surrounded in controversy as he got there by using a seltzer bottle full of ether to knock out one of his opponents!
Deadprez: There’s no disqualifications in triple threats, Eve. It’s called strategy. The man knows what he’s doing.
Eve: Well tonight it’s a singles match, so he better be coming more prepared to handle it without his props!
(The crowd boos as Manson climbs up and into the ring, checking the contents of his bag before tucking it into the corner as “Natural” by Imagine Dragons hits and Terry Chambers makes his way out onto the stage. The crowd welcomes him with cheers.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, making his way to the ring from Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 287 pounds… TERRRRYYYYY CHHAAAAMMMBBEEERRRRSSSS!!!!
Deadprez: Terry Chambers has been a new man since his return. But the weight of his past shortcomings has to be weighing on him as he looks towards facing Drake King at Pain for Pride. You know he is looking hard for this win tonight because all momentum is needed.
Eve: I don’t think Terry is that worried. He had Drake right where he wanted him last time they faced for the title and Drake escaped by the help of the Round Table.
Deadprez: Being close only means so much. Until you get the job done, you ain’t shit.
(Terry climbs up into the ring, raising a fist high for the fans. The referee makes sure both men are set, and then calls for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: And we are underway! Terry and Manson both move towards the center of the ring and now they lock up! THE POWER OF TERRY CHAMBERS! Terry just shoved Manson back and forced him into the corner! Terry driving his shoulder into the stomach of the rookie and Manson feeling every shot! The referee comes over and looks to count but Terry now pulls Manson out of the corner, not gonna take the chance! He has Manson by the head and pulls him towards the middle of the ring! Terry scoops Manson and looks for a suplex!
Deadprez: BUT AS SOON AS HE GOT MANSON UP, THE PRANKSTER RAKED THE EYES! Manson drops down behind Terry who clutches at his eyes and now Manson connects with a dropkick that pushes Terry into the ropes! Thierry hounds off the ropes and turns around! JK! JUST KICKING! MANSON CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK! COULD THAT BE IT ALREADY?!? MANSON MAKES THE COVER!
Eve: BUT TERRY JUST THREW MANSON OFF OF HIM! Terry still shaking the pain out of his eyes but it’s going to take much more than that to put the barbaric carnivore down! Terry pushing himself back up to his feet and Manson still has his creepy ass grin! He looks like he has something on his mind as he watches Terry gets up! MANSON ROLLS FORWARD! PUNCHLINE! ROLLING THUNDER CLOTHESLINE! BUT TERRY CAUGHT HIM! AND HE DROPS MANSON WITH A SPINEBUSTER! Manson clutches at his back as Terry rolls off of him! Terry rubs the last of the pain out of his eyes as he pulls himself up and gets to his feet! Now Terry grabs Manson up and pulls the rookie to his knees! Pulls Manson’s head between his legs before pulling him up into powerbomb position! Terry takes off! TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB!
Deadprez: Manson collides with the turnbuckle and nearly crumples as he falls to the ground! Terry looking to capitalize! He grabs Manson by the head but Manson wraps his arms around the ropes! But Terry is determined to pull him out of the corner! Here comes the ref! The ref is yelling at Terry to get off of Manson but Terry tells him he’s trying to get him out the corner and—
Eve: MANSON JUST SHOVED TERRY INTO THE REFEREE! The referee falls tot he ground and Terry catches his footing! Manson scrambles to the corner where his bag is! BUT TERRY GRABS HIM BY THE FOOT! Terry begins to pull him in!
Deadprez: BUT MANSON WITH A KICK TO THE GROIN! Terry drops to the ground, clutching at his crotch as Manson slides out of the ring! He pulls that bag out with him and pulls… IS THAT A FUCKING GUN?
Eve: MANSON HAS A GUN! WHY THE FUCK DO WE HAVE A MAN NAMED MANSON WITH A GUN? WHAT THE FUCK? SOMEONE GET THE POLICE HERE! THIS GUY IS FUCKING CRAZY!
Deadprez: MANSON GRABS SOMETHING ELSE OUT OF THE BAG AND SLIDES INTO THE RING! TERRY IS JUST PULLING HIMSELF UP TO HIS KNEES! TERRY TURNS AROUND AND FINDS THE BARREL OF A GUN AIMED RIGHT AT HIS HEAD! WHAT THE HELL! DONT DO THIS! MANSON LAUGHING MANIACALLY! HE PULLED THE TRIGGER!
(Manson laughs at the shocked look on Terry’s face. He pulls the trigger and out pops a flag with the word “BANG” written on it.)
Eve: Oh dear god my heart…
Deadprez: Manson cackles as he drops the toy gun… BUT RAISES A HAND FULL OF SALT FROM BEHIND HIS BACK! HE THROWS THE SALT RIGHT INTO TERRY’S EYES!
Eve: NO TERRY DUCKED IT! THE SALT FLIES RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF THE REFEREE WHO WAS JUST GETTING UP AND WAS TRYING TO SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING! Manson is shocked by the missed target— BUT TERRY SCOOPS HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! T-5! THE F-5 CONNECTS! MANSON IS DOWN AND CHAMBERS MAKES THE PIN!
Crowd: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Deadprez: But the referee is blinded! Terry looks pissed now! He mounts on top of Manson and begins to drop bombs from the top! Terry now stands as he tries to help the referee! Terry demands a towel from medical now! The doctor brings it over and Terry hands it to the Referee who begins to wipe his face off—
Eve: BUT MANSON ROLLS HIM UP FROM BEHIND! AND HE PUTS HIS FEET ON THE RIPES BUT THE REFEREE CAN BARELY SEE!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE!…. TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO…
Deadprez: BUT TERRY STILL POWERS OUT! BIG GUY STILL HAS A LOT LEFT IN THE TANK! MANSON PULLS HIMSELF BACK— PUNCHLINE! GOING FOR IT AGAIN!
Eve: BUT TERRY DUCKS IT! HES BEHIND MANSON! AND HE GRABS HIM! LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS! COQUINA CLUTCH IS APPLIED! MANSON IS FLAILING! HES REACHING! HES… laughing?
Deadprez: Manson is laughing now as Terry squeezes the life out of him! Does he think it’s funny that he got caught?
Eve: I definitely don’t know. But he’s going! Still reaching but he’s fading now! HIS HAND HITS THE MAT! HES PASSED OUT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner by submission… TERRY CHAMBERS!
(The crowd cheers as Terry has his hand raised by the ref who is still cleaning his eyes out.)
Eve: This is a good win to get the momentum rolling for Terry going into Pain for Pride! He outlasted all the trucks and came out on top!
Deadprez: Well the Round Table bring a bit more than just pranks to their game. He better be ready for the fight of his life!
(Commercial for couples therapy featuring SOSA Henderson, Serena Bennett, And Felix Hartley.)
(Camera opens to find Terry Chambers backstage, walking after winning his match.)
???: HEY FATSO!
(Jax Walker connects with a chair shot across the back of Terry Chambers. Terry drops and Jax presses the chair into Terry’s throat.)
Jax Walker: Sorry Terry. Doesn’t look like you’ll be making it to Atlanta.
(Jax raises the chair up in the air and swings it down hard, BUT TERRY CATCHES THE CHAIR WITH HIS HANDS! Terry yanks at the chair which stumbles Jax just long enough for Terry to twist the chair out of his hands. Terry stands up as Jax turns around.)
(Terry cracks the chair over the top of Jax’s head. Jax stumbles back in a fog before Terry grabs him by the head and throws him through a double door to the outside. The camera follows them through the door and finds them on a covered back dock where some production equipment is staged.)
Terry Chambers: You really wanna try this?
(Jax takes a wild swing which Terry ducks underneath of and scoops Jax up onto his shoulders.)
Terry Chambers: Bad call.
(Terry executes the T-5 and sends Jax falling off the doc and into some electrical equipment. Sparks fly everywhere and Jax’s body spasms for a moment before the sparks all cut out and Jax slumps off of the equipment, unmoving.)
Terry Chambers: I warned you, man. I didn’t wanna do it. But if this is how Drake plays, this is the price you all have to pay. You’re not keeping me from Pain for Pride.
(Terry walks away and the shot fades on Jax’s motionless body.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, THIS, IS an EXTREME RULES MATCH! And it is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Behemoth” Wolfs ov Siberia plays to boos from the crowd as Shane Gates comes out, he looks deadset to the ring as he makes his way to it)
Gina Romano: Introducing first from Huntington Beach California, weighing in at 210 pounds…THE NATURAL BORN KILLER, SHANE…GATES!
Deadprez: Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is bound to be bloody.
Eve: Yes, both men have had a grudge for the past month each man getting more anxious to beat each other up, if this doesn’t kill any of them, I’ll be shocked.
(Shane Gates ignoring the many boos from the crowd goes under the ring apron to bring out many weapons, he doesn’t take any of them into the ring but keeps a close eye on them. “Behemoth” is then replaced by “Architects” by Rise Against as the boos grow louder. “Extreme Rebirth” is plastered across the titantron as Eric Havoc comes out with a shopping cart full of weapons, Shane looks on for a few seconds before shrugging it off and warming up some more)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, from Jacksonville Florida, weighing in at 220 pounds…THE ONE, ERIC…HAVOC!
Deadprez: Eric Havoc has said he’d die in the ring if he had to he’s willing to do anything to demolish his opponent, winning just makes it more humiliating.
Eve: I’m sure Shane Gates is willing to do the same thing- WAIT WHAT!
Deadprez: WHAT IN THE WORLD, SHANE GATES PUSHING THE SHOPPING CART BACK AT ERIC FROM RINGSIDE KNOCKING HIM DOWN!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Well apparently this match is underway here, Shane not waiting for the bell. Shane grabbing multiple weapons from the shopping cart and throwing it on Eric before he can get up. Both men are taking this like a deathmatch rather than an extreme rules match, guess that shows how much they really hate each other. Shane, no he’s grabbing a chair, NO HE SLAMS THE CHAIR DOWN ON ERIC AND THE WEAPONS COLLIDING WITH HIM! SHANE SWINGING FOR THE FENCES WHACKING THAT CHAIR OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Eric crawling away but Shane not letting up still chasing him with that wretched chair—
Deadprez: ERIC MANAGING TO GET UP AND GRAB THE CHAIR, HE YANKS IT OUT OF SHANE’S HANDS, OH ERIC STABBING THAT CHAIR INTO GATES’ GUT! Eric putting the chair down, I think he’s looking for a more lethal weapon. OH, HE’S GOT BARBED WIRE IN HIS HANDS, WHAT IS THIS MAN THINKING! THIS IS ONLY an EXTREME RULES MATCH AT ERIC HAS PULLED OUT ALL THE STOPS! Eric searching for a weapon again- SHANE COMING IN WITH A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF ERIC! Shane quickly taking down Eric, OH SHANE THROWING THE SHOPPING CART RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF ERIC! Shane not waiting for Eric to get up as he kicks the cart away, DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO ERIC! Shane grabbing Eric, ERIC THROWN RIGHT INTO THE RING APRON! Shane landing punch after punch down on Eric as Eric is helpless, ERIC WITH A KNEE TO THE GUT OF SHANE! Eric, THROWING SHANE RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STAIRS! Eric is coming over, SUPERKICK TO THE HEAD OF SHANE GATES! No Eric is not done, OH ERIC SLAMMING SHANE’S HEAD INTO THE STEEL STEPS REPEATEDLY! NO REMORSE GIVEN BY ERIC HAVOC, he’s moving back, KNEE TO THE HEAD! Eric rolling off into the barricade as Shane barely has his eyes open. Eric grabbing Shane he’s putting him in a double underhook position—
Eve: NO! SHANE LIFTING ERIC UP IN THE AIR PREVENTING THE DESECRATION FROM HAPPENING, DON’T DO THIS, SHANE SLAMS ERIC INTO THE STEEL STEPS! Eric looking like he’s in severe pain as Shane is scavenging around for a weapon, HE’S GOT A KENDO STICK, but he’s looking around for more. SHANE’S GOT THE BARBED WIRE, HE’S MAKESHIFT WRAPPING IT AROUND THE KENDO STICK. Shane REELING BACK- ERIC DUCKS UNDER, SPINEBUSTER TO SHANE! ERIC GRABBING SHANE, SHANE THROWN INTO THE RING, ERIC GOING FOR THE PIN!
Deadprez: KICKOUT! It’s probably going to take a lot more to take Shane down for the count, and I think Eric sees that as he’s going to look for more weapons on the outside. BUT SHANE, HE’S UP, HE’S RUNNING THE ROPES, BASEBALL SLIDE! Shane sliding out of the ring knocking Justiciar Eric down, Shane OH HE’S MOVING ALL THE WEAPONS, HE’S GONNA BURY ERIC UNDER ALL OF THEM! PILES OF WEAPONS ARE ON TOP OF ERIC! ERIC IS TRYING TO CRAWL OUT BUT SHANE GATES IS KEEPING HIM UNDERWATCH! Eric managing to push himself off the pile, OH HE THROWS A CHAIR RIGHT AT SHANE! Shane stumbling backwards as Eric gets up, SPEAR! Both men are fighting like they’re lives depend on it. Eric going on top of Shane and landing punches right onto his face! SHANE PUSHING HIM AWAY, Eric running, SHANE WITH A LEG SWEEP! Shane moving back as Eric’s getting up, DROPKICK PUSHING ERIC TO THE APRON, SHANE, CLOTHESLINE—
Eve: NO ERIC JUMPS ONTO THE APRON, CROSSBODY ONTO SHANE! Shane tumbling onto the ramp as Eric chases after him, PUNT KICK BY ERIC! Eric bringing Shane up, IRISH WHIP ONTO THE BARRICADE, Eric coming towards him. NO SHANE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, SNAKE EYES ONTO THE BARRICADE. SHANE, BACK SUPLEX TO ERIC! Shane clutching his head as he takes a rest on the barricade, ERIC, GETTING UP QUICKLY, HE RAMS SHANE INTO THE BARRICADE! BOTH MEN FALLING STRAIGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND! Shane crawling back as Eric gets up, OH SHANE THROWING ANOTHER CHAIR AT ERIC, BUT HE’S STILL UP, ERIC THROWING WHATEVER HE CAN FIND AT ERIC BUT IT’S LIKE HE DOESNT FEEL IT- SHANE! HE HAS THE BARBED WIRE, HE’S PUSHED IT INTO THE FACE OF ERIC HAVOC! ERIC WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THAT AS SHANE IS RELENTLESS IN HIS ATTACK WITH THE BARBED WIRE, HE’S SLAMMING IT INTO HIS FACE AS BLOOD RUSHES FROM THE HEAD OF ERIC!
Deadprez: Eric is showing signs of life trying to push away the barbed wire, OH SHANE GATES LETS GO OF THE BARBED WIRE AS BLOOD COMES FROM HIS HANDS, WAIT, SHANE STOMPING ON THE HEAD OF ERIC WITH THE BARBED WIRE! Eric has been mutilated by the wire as Shane rips the barbed wire off him, Shane throwing Eric into the ring, PIN- NO ERIC ROLLS OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING! Shane looks real frustrated as Eric plops to the floor at ringside. Shane rolling out the other side of the ring, I think he’s looking to bring Eric back into the ring- SPEAR! ERIC TURNS AROUND THE CORNER AND HITS SHANE WITH A SPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE! Eric dragging Shane up to his feet, IRISH WHIP INTO THE BARRICADE, Eric running in, DROPKICK TO SHANE! Eric not wasting time running around the ring to get the weapons it looks like he’s going under the apron- SHANE WITH AN AXE HANDLE BRINGING ERIC DOWN BEFORE HE CAN GET A WEAPON! Shane I think is throwing Eric aside to get a weapon himself, HE’S GOT ANOTHER KENDO STICK! Shane reeling back, OH HE LASHES IT ACROSS THE BACK OF ERIC, ANOTHER ONE TO THE GUT! Shane bringing Eric up, HE THROWS HIM INTO THE ANNOUNCERS TABLE BACK FIRST! Shane still holding on, OH HE’S CHOKING ERIC WITH THE KENDO STICK HE’S PUSHED IT TO HIS THROAT! Shane letting go of the stick letting Eric catch his breath, oh no he’s dismantling the table, NO! Shane placing Eric on the table, OH BUT ERIC RETALIATES WITH A PUNCH, HE’S GOT SHANE IN HIS SIGHTS, CROSSBODY- NO! SHANE GRABBED HIM IN MID-AIR! NO, SHANE! SHANE SLAMS ERIC INTO THE TABLE! ERIC IS OUT COLD AND SHANE IS LOOKING AROUND AT THE CARNAGE! Shane grabbing Eric, BUT WAIT, ERIC IS ALIVE, KNEE TO THE GUT OF SHANE GATES!
Eve: Eric throwing Shane into the ring himself as he rolls into it. Both men are up at the same time, SHANE WITH A CLOTHESLINE- NO ERIC DUCKS UNDER, SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF SHANE’S HEAD! Shane collapses to a heap as Eric now is rolling out of the ring again, Eric I guess wants to utilize all the weapons he’s brought with him. He’s throwing multiple in the ring, what in the world is he thinking. Eric rolling into the ring- SHANE WITH A BASEBALL BAT SMACKING IT ACROSS THE FACE OF ERIC HAVOC! Shane dropping the weapon as he’s bringing Eric up- FOREARM BY ERIC, WAIT SHANE COUNTERING IT, HE’S BRINGING ERIC DOWN TO THE GROUND, DOUBLE UNDERHOOK CROSSFACE, THE DECAPITATOR IS LOCKED IN! ERIC HAS NO ARMS TO REACH FOR THE ROPES- OH ERIC IS BITING THE ARM OF SHANE GATES THAT IS DISGUSTING! Shane also with a look of disgust as he quickly lets the Decapitator go. Shane stomping away at Eric now, Eric trying to grab the ropes or possibly anything for leverage to get away from the aslaught from Shane Gates in this match. DOUBLE FOOT STOMP BY SHANE GATES AGAIN IN THIS MATCH, Eric now clutching his gut and trying to roll away but Shane Gates has him scouted dragging him back to the middle of the ring. It looks like he’s waiting for him to get up, Shane Gates running to Eric SPINEBUSTER- NO ERIC REVERSES IT IN MID AIR WITH A DDT, HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE, I DON’T KNOW MYSELF! Eric stumbles to a knee as Shane is down on the ground and out, but Eric isn’t waiting for Shane to get up as he brings him up himself- OH UPPERCUT BY SHANE, SHANE FIGHTING BACK WITH PUNCHES OF ALL SORTS TO ERIC!
Deadprez: OH, a kick to the leg finally moving Eric back, BUT ERIC, POISON TRIGGER! THE BICYCLE KNEE FINALLY STOPS SHANE GATES IN HIS TRACKS! Shane lands on a chair as Eric seems to enjoy the crowds boos, what is he grabbing, HE’S GRABBING A CHAIR, no don’t do this Eric, CON, CHAIR, TO! ERIC SQUASHING SHANE’S HEAD IN BETWEEN TWO CHAIRS AS HE SEEMS TO ENJOY IT! ERIC GOING FOR THE PIN ON A SEEMINGLY DEAD SHANE GATES!
Ref: ONE! TWO!
Eve: KICKOUT! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE! Eric is angered as he seems to crouch on the ground, if that didn’t take down Shane, what will? Eric is bringing Shane up slowly, he looks hesitant, he thought this match would be done then and there when he slammed that chair down on Shane but it wasn’t! ERIC IRISH WHIPPING SHANE, POISON TRIGGER- NO SHANE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY OF IT, PELE KICK! Shane looking on fire here as he moves into the corner, SPINEBUSTER TO ERIC, ERIC GETTING UP, SUPERKICK! SHANE CONNECTS WITH KILL SHOT AS ERIC IS SHOCKED THAT SHANE GATES IS SHOWING SIGNS OF LIFE! Eric is getting up quickly but Shane’s got him in sight, DROPKICK! Shane yelling at Eric to get to his feet, perhaps he wants to finish this match-
???: HEY! YOU!
Deadprez: :dahell: who the hell is that, Eve do you know?
Eve: YES I DO IT’S ERIC’S GIRLFRIEND TARA CELECI! And she’s not making Shane very happy is she.
Tara Celeci: YOU WANNA THREATEN ME AND ERIC LIKE THAT WELL YOU GOTTA GET THROUGH ME TO GET TO HIM FIRST THEN!
Shane Gates: Gladly bitch.
Deadprez: SHANE NO! SHANE WITH A STIFF FOREARM TO THE HEAD OF ERIC’S GIRLFRIEND WHICH KNOCKS HER OFF THE APRON! As for Eric, man he looks pissed, ERIC IS GOING AFTER SHANE! HE DOESN’T CARE WHAT HAPPENS ERIC HAVOC IS HERE TO KILL SHANE GATES! Shane trying his best to fight back here but Eric is overwhelming him, Eric finally moving back giving Shane air- POISON TRIGGER, WAIT, ANOTHER ONE! I don’t think Eric is going to stop hitting those bicycle knees, oh nevermind he does! Aw Eric rolling out of the ring and checking on his girlfriend, cute I don’t care.
Eve: BUT WAIT SHANE, HE’S ON THE APRON, SUPERKICK TO THE HEAD OF ERIC! Shane hopping off the barricade, GERMAN SUPLEX- WOW! ERIC LANDS ON HIS FEET, Shane is in shock as Eric doesn’t waste time, CLOTHESLINE KNOCKING SHANE OFF HIS FEET! Shane being thrown right back into the ring by Eric as both men are exhausted by now. Shane bringing himself up to the ropes but it’s too late, ERIC, CHAIR SHOT BRINGING SHANE DOWN!
Deadprez: But Eric throwing the chair back down it looks like he’s getting ready for something SPEAR- NO SHANE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, SHANE WAITING FOR ERIC TO GET TO A KNEE, OH A BICYCLE KICK, ANOTHER KICK, ANOTHER KICK, WAIT, A SHINING WIZARD BY SHANE GATES! BULLET2HEAD CONNECTS, Shane looking for a weapon to use- ERIC, ROLLUP!
Ref: ONE! TWO!
Eve: CLOSE KICKOUT BY SHANE GATES TAKING ERIC BY SURPRISE! Eric stuck in shock as Shane rolls to his feet, SHINING WIZARD TO THE BACK OF ERIC’S HEAD! SHANE SEES an OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT AS HE’S BRINGING ERIC UP- ERIC WITH A SUPERKICK! Shane stumbling to a knee as Eric is looking to bring him up- SHANE WITH A SURPRISE CHAIR SHOT, ERIC IS MOVING BACK, TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB! ERIC FALLS OUT OF THE CORNER AS SHANE GOES TO THE ROPES, BLACKOUT! RIPCORD MANSLAUGHTER CONNECTS, SHANE GOING FOR THE PIN THIS HAS GOT TO BE OVER SURELY!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Behemoth” plays as Shane Gates stands to his feet menacingly and looks down on a fallen beaten Eric and laughs. The ref raises his hand and rolls out of the ring. Meanwhile Eric Havoc rolls out of the ring to be checked on by both the ref and Tara Celeci)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOUR WINNER, SHANE…GATES
Deadprez: I cant believe it, Shane Gates did what nobody thought he could do, and that was beat Eric Havoc.
Eve: Well, I will admit Eric has been doing what he promised to do and that’s bring back the Extreme side of EAW, but surely this is just the start.
Deadprez: These two went to ear and left nothing on the table. This really is Pain for Pride season!
(Commercial for chocolate ice cream.)
(Camera opens to Eve and Deadprez at the commentary desk.)
Eve: Back at Wrath of the Dragon, Ahren Fournier pusher Kassidy Herat to her emotional limit. She snapped and knocked him unconscious with a crowbar which ultimately cost him the EAW Championship.
Deadprez: Last week, Ahren returned to EAW television by broadcasting himself violating the grave of Kassidy’s grandmother. Kassidy responding by abducting Ahren’s cat and using her as a distraction to cost Ahren a match before declaring that the two would face off at Pain for Pride.
Eve: In describing the match, Kassidy said that anything goes. But tonight we have Showdowns head interviewer, Kyra Phillips—
Deadprez: Who is doing just fine. Nothing happened last night. It’s all good.
Deadprez: Kyra is broadcasting in from EAW offices in Newark to moderate a discussion between the two of them to lay out the specifics of this match.
(The Camera cuts to a three split shots, Ahren Fournier on the left already dressed in his ring attire, Kyra Phillips in the middle in a fitted showdown blue dress, and Kassidy Heart to the right wearing a designer top, dressed to the tens.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m joined at this time by Kassidy Heart and Ahren Fournier, formerly collectively known as Magnum Opus. Now, Ahren, is like to know your perspective on this match.
Ahren Fournier: *scoffing* My perspective? Ha! My perspective is I took some sniveling whore off of Empire and gave her an actual spotlight. An actual purpose! She came to me whining about every goddamn thing going wrong and how no one loved her. When the fuck have you needed people to like you in this business to be successful? She cried about not getting title shots, about being disrespected. How long had I proven myself as the GOAT? As the goddamn hardcore champion, all while drunk dullards like Cody Marshall called me an incapable pussy? But did Cody Marshall win the EAW Championship? No. But I did. And I never needed the validation of a General Manager to love me or company heads to praise me or the fans to adore me. Fuck every last one of them! I do what I want, when I want! That’s how it works when you’re the best, even at this disgrace of a so-called “sport”! And I tried to teach her that! I gave her a job, and she was then allowed to be in my presence, to experience the GOATness of being Ahren Fournier. But she mistook her position as being my “friend”, as if I ever needed such a trivial thing, and decided that I wasn’t giving enough to her. But even then, I reciprocated. I told her at times even how proud I was of her, how confident I was in her capabilities. But that was my mistake. Because I encouraged her foolish idea of being involved in my life and she chose to overstep herself in the match at Grand Rampage, she broke our gameplan by trying to make a call on her own, and how’d that work out? I get tossed to the side while Malcolm Jones escapes with MY title! MY GOLDEN TICKET! All because of Kassidy Heart! And at Wrath of the Dragon, she could’ve rectified her error, I gave her the chance! Why? BECAUSE IM A GENEROUS MAN! But what did she do? She turned on me! She betrayed me! That night my own Benedict Arnold wore a dress by Arnold Scaasi. So I visited her grandmothers grave. I gave her a nice little dose of exactly what I thought of her and the entire Corvington family. Bitch complains about her brother enough that I’m sure her own opinion isn’t far off. But to me, this made me and Kassidy even. This made us equal. I wasn’t going to bother her again after that. Yet she abuses privileges that u had granted her in the past, breaks into my home, and abducts the most innocent thing in the entire world, my sweet Jennipurr, and put her through torment as she had to watch her daddy get hurt while she was trapped in the bony hands of a malcontent witch! I swear, she’s worse than a Starbucks barista who thinks my name is Aaron. I mean, it’s Ah-Ren! How fucking hard is that? It’s exactly as it sounds! Do they not educate these low-class—
Kyra Phillips: Uhhh… Mr. Fournier I believe we’re getting a little off topic…
Kassidy Heart: Getting off topic is a talent of his.
Ahren Fournier: The fuck did you say, worthless cunt?
Kassidy Heart: Oh just wait and see, barn boy…
Kyra Phillips: *panicking* Errr— Miss Heart! Why don’t you give us your perspective?!?
Kassidy Heart: My perspective? My perspective is that this piece of shit took advantage of me in every way possible! I gave him everything! My time! My commitment! I put my body on the line for him to get farther! He only won his championship because I got laid out by Diamond Cage and served as his meat shield! And never once did he care about my well being! Not one damn time did he care about the only person who wanted to see him on top! He became just like everyone else. Just like all those people in my past who wanted to see me as nothing more than eye candy! Nothing more than a manager, a valet who was best served alongside a man! That’s what I was. That’s all I was told I’d ever be. And constantly I was abused, taken advantage of, and cast aside as nothing but a glittery girl to make the man look good. But I got myself to REVOLT! and EAW. I got here not just by being the vision of perfection as a woman, but by working hard every day and being the best in the ring. Doesn’t matter how big my opponent is. Doesn’t matter how strong they are. Doesn’t matter how fast they are. I’m better. But constantly I would be disrespected and cast aside even on Empire. Didn’t matter to anyone that no one could beat me. I was the one left in the cold because they didn’t want me. And so I looked for a new way to shine. That’s when I came and found Ahren. I agreed to be his business partner. I agreed to help him get to where I thought he deserved to be. But he always cared more about his self. Never one concern for me. And that night at Wrath of the Dragon, he slapped me across the face and acted as if he was somehow superior to me. And that’s when I realized it. Ahren was just like any other man from my past. He’d wrapped me around his finger. He’d used me. He’d abused me. And he was just going to squeeze everything out of me until he was ready to toss me aside. So when we stood on that cage… I made a decision. I wasn’t going to be the victim this time. I wasn’t going to take the abuse. I wasn’t going to be the toy. I stood and I knocked him out cold. I took control back for myself. For the first time in that kind of situation… Kassidy Heart stood tall.
Ahren Fournier: YAAAAWWWNN! Spare us the Wonder Woman speech, would you? You still only shined in any way because of who I am. Because of my name on the marquee. The only reason you stood on Hell in a Cell is because I demanded that match. And why did that match take place? Because you fucked up.
Kassidy Heart: Ill fuck you up.
Kyra Phillips: LETS KEEP THIS CALM! Please? So… Kassidy, you said anything goes. Ahren, how do you feel about a no disqualification stipulation?
Ahren Fournier: I’m a former hardcore champion. I have been through more bloodbaths than anyone in this company and I’ve always come out with my perfectly sculpted face. So wiping the floor with Kassidy’s whiny face will be easier than getting Jack Haze high. She knows what I’m capable of. And she’s just doing this out of anger. When we get into the match, she’ll beg me to take her back. She’ll beg me to make her relevant again. And it’ll be so fun to look in her eyes and say… “no” before I mutilate that surgically sculpted horror mask she calls a face.
Kyra Phillips: All… all right then. Kassidy, do you have anything to say as the person who declared the match?
(A confident smile grows on Kassidy’s face.)
Kassidy Heart: Honestly… yes I do. I think it’s funny how Ahren is so comfortable with calling it a No Disqualification match. I think it really shows how little he ever cared for me because he’s forgotten where I came here from.
Ahren Fournier: Ugh. Bitch. You and Malcolm Jones sound the same. REVOLT! this. REVOLT! that. Who gives a fuck?
Kassidy Heart: First, REVOLT! lives on because almost every top talent currently in this company came from there. But second, I’m not talking about REVOLT! this time. I’m talking about SoCal Ultraviolent. A place where I first came up. A place where bloodbaths were the every day. A place where we specialized… in the art of the deathmatch.
Ahren Fournier: Is that supposed to scare me? You and your little asbestos filled warehouse loving friends playing with light tubes? Fuck off.
Kyra Phillips: Kassidy, we hear them talked about, but “deathmatch” isn’t a term we often hear in EAW. What do you mean when you say that?
Kassidy Heart: Lets just say this. Ahren, I’m going to finally fulfill the promise I made to you back when Magnum Opus formed. I’m going to make sure that you get everything that you deserve.
Ahren Fournier: So now you’re hot shit, huh? Bitch, I’m Ahren Fournier. I’m the GOAT! I’m the face of perfection! I’m the most beautiful and dangerous person in this entire company. You got yourself a sippy cup that you refuse to use while everyone else does shit around you.
Kassidy Heart: I’m so glad you mentioned that. Because I have something to unveil! The new line of Ahren Fournier formal wear.
Ahren Fournier: The fuck are you…?
(Kassidy stands and her camera follows her. What was a blank background turns and we see that Kassidy is standing in a closet of men’s suits. They seem very expensive.)
Ahren Fournier: BITCH! ARE YOU IN MY HOUSE AGAIN?!? THATS MY CLOSET! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
(Kassidy pulls out a lighter and clicks it to produce a flame.)
Kassidy Heart: Introducing Ahren Fournier’s new line: “Backdraft.”
(Kassidy flicks the lighter into the suits and they catch fire almost instantly. The flame grows and slowly consumes the entire rack.)
Ahren Fournier: YOU DUMB CUNT! GIORGIO STITCHED SOME OF THOSE HIMSELF! SOMEONE CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT! YOU CAN’T DO THIS! SOMEONE—
(The feed cuts to static before opening to a commercial for Jamie O’Hara’s new book on how to not be a dumb cunt.)
(The camera opens to Gina Romano in the ring. The camera pans upward to show the Cash in the Vault briefcase shining as it hangs above the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a Cash in the Vault Preview Match!!!
(“Engines of Hate” by Nevermore hits to boos from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first from Anchorage, Alaska but now residing in San Diego, California weighing in at 320 pounds “The Kodiak Killer” ADAM GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAVES!!!
(Adam Graves comes out flexing on Gina who doesn’t look interested.)
Eve: Bah gawd almighty! Adam Graves is here to deliver some pain!
Deadprez: He sure is Eve. Honestly this match is really refreshing to see two serious wrestlers about their craft fight each other. Two men with all the fan support in the world and who always do what is right.
Eve: Can you even hear the boos?
Deadprez: I just ignore them because I am a positive person.
(“You Only Live Once (Instrumental)” by Suicide Silence hits to boos from the crowd possibly because they were hoping the song would have lyrics and have been left quite disappointed.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent from Orlando, Florida weighing in at 215 pounds “The Unchained Beast” DAMON DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESEL!!!!
(Damon Diesel makes his way to the ring as the crowd cannot decide which man to boo more leading to overwhelming confusion when they realize they actually have to support one of these men but can’t seem to decide which.)
Eve: Damn our audience is having a meltdown. They want to hate on both of these men.
Deadprez: I don’t get it Eve. These two men are some of the absolute favorites to win at Cash in the Vault! According to my followers on Social Stream, they just can’t get enough of The Kodiak Killer and the Unchained Beast!
Eve: I can only imagine what your echo chamber must look like.
Deadprez: I assure you it is not the worst secret chamber you could be in when it comes to EAW.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: We are underway as both men are excited to preview Cash in the Vault! This is exactly what we have to look forward to at Pain for Pride! I mean except for this isn’t a Ladder Match… and also there are only two of the competitors involved… but still! It’s a preview!
Deadprez: I bet. Anyway, both men now locking up in the ring as Adam Graves easily scoops up Damon and drops him with a Power Slam to the mat! What force! Damon back up as Graves lifts the man up over his head… and he drives him down! Tombstone Piledriver connects! And his head collides directly with the mat! Damn that was a brutal Tombstone! Let’s get a replay of that!
(A slow motion replay airs showing Damon’s skull colliding with the canvas from the Tombstone from Adam Graves.)
Eve: Damon Diesel now convulsing in pain on the mat as Adam Graves goes in for the cover!
Referee: ONEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOO!!!! THR–
Deadprez: NO! Damon Diesel’s convulsions caused his leg to go up on the rope!
Eve: Wow that is a really convenient side effect to a life threatening injury!
Deadprez: It sure is Eve. But what isn’t convenient for Damon is that Adam Graves is not done! Graves grabs Damon by the hair yanking him back up to his feet! He throws him up over his shoulder… RUNNING POWERSLAM!!! NO! Damon slid off the back of Graves! Graves turns around… SUPERKICK OUTTA NOWHERE! DOWN GOES GRAVES! DOWN GOES GRAVES! Graves pounds the mat in rage as he gets back up… but Damon chops him hard across the chest sending him staggering and flailing back his arms waving wildly. He catches himself on the ropes… Damon runs up behind… Backstabber connects! Graves holding his back twisting in agony on the mat as Damon has suddenly taken control!
Eve: A back and forth contest here so far as Damon falls back into the corner lurking and waiting for Graves to get back up. Adam Graves eventually does this as Damon Diesel charges in with the intensity and audacity of a diesel truck itself!!! KICK IN THE FACE!!!
Deadprez: Adam Graves with a massive kick to Damon Diesel’s face stopping him right in his tracks. Diesel sent flipping out of control as he ragdolls to the mat looking knocked out. Graves goes in for the cover!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Eve: And the kickout! Graves back up as he shoves his arm right into the face of Damon smothering him! Damon thrashes… and manages to get his leg high enough to kick the back of Graves’ head! Graves falls back as Damon surges back to his feet with a Roundhouse Kick sending Graves back against the ropes… BUT GRAVES FIRES BACK WITH A DEVASTATING SPEAR! HE JUST NEARLY TORE DAMON IN HALF! Damon now up on both knees as Graves charges in with a hard Knee Strike to the face! Damon thrown back in the corner… Graves backs up and then runs in… A Big Boot right to the face of Damon!!! Graves drags the limp body of Damon back out as he throws him up over his shoulder… RUNNING POWERSLAM CONNECTS!!!
Deadprez: NO! DAMON AGAIN SLITHERS OFF! FROM BEHIND!! THE ROLLUP!
Referee: ONEEEEE!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! THR–
Eve: Kickout by Adam Graves just in time! Graves throws Damon off him as he stomps back to his feet and follows Damon shoving him face first into the turnbuckle. Damon tries to escape but Graves uses the force to throw him back into the corner. And now a series of hard kicks to the gut from Graves. And a hard back elbow shot to the skull for good measure! And a hard hand chop to the chest and I think that slap just echoed across the entire arena! Damon falls down and quickly… and smartly rolls out of the ring as he puts his hands up looking for a timeout. Adam Graves seems to be allowing it as Damon catches his breath on the outside before charging back into the ring.
Deadprez: Adam Graves looks bored as he takes the opportunity to flex and pose for the fans who boo the hell out of him. WAIT DAMON DIESEL FROM BEHIND! YET ANOTHER ROLL UP!!!
Eve: But Graves saw it coming this time and managed to roll through… BUT DIESEL NOW TRANSITIONING THROUGH AND MANAGES TO CURL ADAM’S LEG BACK INTO A BOSTON CRAB! This is a deep cut from Diesel’s arsenal! All these rollups and now the submission show Diesel’s proficiency in the technical aspect! This is why he was once called the Wrestling Machine! Hes ensured a lot of punishment here tonight but he’s managed to survive and wear the big man down! He’s cranking back and the big man is in real pain! LOOK AT THE BEND ON GRAVES’S BACK! DIESEL TORQUING WITH ALL HE HAS AND AFTER GRAVES HAS THROWN SO MUCH OFFENSE I THINK HES TOO TIRED TO JUST POWER OUT! GRAVES IS USING ALL THTA UPPER BODY STRENGTH NOW! HE HAS TO GET TO THE BOTTOM ROPE! BUT HES NEAR THE CENTER! INCH BY INCH HE CRAWLS! THE BOSTON CRAB MAY BE COMMON BUT ITS A SPECIALTY FOR DAMON DIESEL! FEW KNOW HOW TO INFLICT PAIN WITH IT LIKE HE DOES!
Deadprez: Diesel is digging into that hold but Graves is clawing with everything he has! He’s making progress! He’s nearly… HE HAS THE BOTTOM ROPE! Now the referee is dragging Damon off! Pulling him out of the hold! But Diesel is refusing to let go! The referee counts!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI—
Eve: Diesel releases the hold after milking it for all the punishment he could! He steps away with his hands up and now has a cocky grin on his face! He looks back at Graves who is clutching at his back on the ground! Graves is a wounded animal at this point! Diesel is proud of himself! He looks around at the booing crowd and mocks them all! He believes he has this in the bag! He flips off one fan in the front row! And now he turns around!
Deadprez: BUT GRAVES IS RIGHT THERE WITH A KICK TO THE GUT! LIFTS HIM UP! BOMBS AWAY! THE SITOUT POWER BOMB! GRAVES HOOKS THE LEG!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner… ADAM GRAVES!
(“Engines of Hate” hits as Graves has his arm lifted. Graves rolls out of the ring, still clutching at his back as he walks up the ramp. He pauses at one point to look back at the downed Diesel, feeling the damage the technical master did to him.)
Deadprez: That was Diesel’s match to win! If he’d stayed on top of Graves he was going to take that one all the way!
Eve: But he got cocky! He thought he’d weathered the storm and took his eyes off the prize!
Deadprez: Still, gotta respect the ability to survive and even wear down a guy like Graves. Diesel shouldn’t be off anyone’s radar at Pain for Pride!
(The camera cuts to a commercial for the evolution of milk bags documentary focusing on their mysterious origins in ancient times.)
(Camera opens to Eve and Deadprez at the commentary desk together.)
Deadprez: Due to not being booked in a match tonight here in London, Malcolm Jones chose to remain in the United States to continue preparing for his Pain for Pride defense against Chris Elite for the EAW Championship.
Eve: EAW interviewer, Molly Waters, was in Harlem, New York earlier today to attend the champion’s public training and media day.
(Camera fades to a shot of Luke’s Gym in Harlem, where media members from all around the country are gathered as the EAW Champion trains. We begin to see a montage of the various training regimens from the day such as Malcolm punching a speed bag, quick stepping through tires, hitting a rubber block with a sledge hammer, broad jumps, reps of doing explorer suplexes to a two hundred pound dummy, running stairs, high jump boxes, wind sprints, and driving a weighted football dummy back twenty yards at a time. The camera then fades to show Molly Waters with the gym’s owner, a large, well muscled man in his mid forties.)
Molly Waters: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m joined at this time by Luke Powers, owner and proprietor of Luke’s Gym here in Harlem. Mr. Powers, thank you for your time.
Luke Powers: My pleasure.
Molly Waters: You’ve allowed Malcolm Jones and his team to fully utilize your facilities. What makes you so willing to temporarily close your doors for the sake of one man?
Luke Powers: Well, first off, that’s not just any one man. That’s Malcolm Jones. That’s the EAW Champion. Malcolm is from Harlem. He grew up on these streets, and we all knew he was destined for something big. But even when he got there, even with all the money, Malc never forgot where he came from. I’m a man of the community. And when he won that belt, Malcolm became the face of this community. You asked me why I would let him make use of my facilities. Why wouldn’t I?
Molly Waters: Very well said. What do you think of his matchup in Three Stages of Hell with Chris Elite?
Luke Powers: A lot of folks around here would shit on Chris Elite from every angle just because he’s facing off with our boy. But I’ll give him the respect he deserves. Chris Elite is a former World Heavyweight Champion and one of the most versatile fighters in the world. And no one has forgotten when he beat Malcolm last year. But last year ain’t this year. And we ain’t talking about one fall. It’s three stages of hell. And I’d put Malc’s conditioning against anyone in the world. Chris Wlite can’t just run up in there and get one fluke pinfall. He gotta do it twice. And I just can’t see anyone being able to survive Malcolm in that situation. Especially now that he’s had the taste of being at the very top. He’s got the hunger. He’s got the gold in his system. He’s got the drive like you ain’t never seen.
Molly Waters: What training secrets do you have here that Malcolm is utilizing?
Luke Powers: Now that’s something I’m not gonna share.
Molly Waters: Thank you for speaking with us today, Mr. Powers.
(Luke nods and steps away. The camera fades and reopens with Malcolm standing there with Molly, he has a sweat towel over his shoulder and a water bottle in his hand.)
Molly Waters: I’m joined at this time by the EAW Champion himself, Malcolm Jones.
Malcolm Jones: In the flesh.
Molly Waters: Malcolm, my first question is a little obvious, but why did you elect not to attend Showdown tonight? Why did you choose to remain here in New York?
Malcolm Jones: Because if I ain’t got a match, why the fuck would I be flying over to England when I got Pain for Pride in two weeks? I’m not out here to be wasting time, flying hours across the ocean, getting my body clock all fucked up, only to come back after nothing happened just to undo all the damage. So I’m here. I’m workin. Making damn sure I’m in the best shape of my life.
Molly Waters: And what are you hoping to get out of this dedicated training you’re doing here at Luke’s Gym?
Malcolm Jones: I already got the gifts. My man Luke was kind enough to open his doors to me so I could make sure everything is as sharp as it’s ever been. It takes a talented man to become the champ. It takes a wise and dedicated man to stay the champ.
Molly Waters: How are you feeling looking towards this match with Chris Elite?
(Malcolm grins before letting out a chuckle.)
Malcolm Jones: You know, everybody acting like I’m supposed to be stressed over Chris Elite. I been carrying this man since the Blicky Boyz. Pain for Pride last year wasn’t hype because of the champion, it was because of the challenger. And y’all act like I didn’t pin him to win the damn title at Grand Rampage. So how am I feeling? I’m feeling ready to shut up what few doubters I got left. And when I show them that Chris Elite was the David Davidson of the Blicky Boyz by beating that little fool twice in one night.
Molly Waters: Speaking of, we understand that the match will be Three Stages of Hell. But we don’t know what the stages will be. Hurricane Hawk hinged earlier today that the first fall will be a standard wrestling match, but the other two are a mystery. How do you prepare for a match like that?
Malcolm Jones: The same way I prepare for any match. I stay putting in the work. I go out with a chip on my shoulder, knowing I’m the best and ready to show everyone who argues why they’re wrong. And as far as the stages go, it doesn’t matter what they turn out to be. Malcolm Jones is the best there is so let Chris Elite choose his fucking poison with his Bitch Contract. But I’ll lay out a little challenge to him. Make the one of the matches a four corners chain match. That’s the two of us, tethered together by ten feet of steel chain. And the winner of that fall is the first man to touch all four corners, dragging the beaten body of his opponent around with him. Do that and back your shit up, Chris. Prove you can beat me without having to run around the ring like a squirrel that got too lit off the Henny. Stand face to face with me and beat me in a real fight. Without the flippy bullshit. Because you and I both know you can’t come close to it.
Molly Waters: Is there anything else you’d like to say here tonight?
Malcolm Jones: Yeah. I got a message for little Bhrissy. Suck my dick, bozo. You know you can’t beat me. So you might as well quit.
(Malcolm gives a confident smirk before walking away, back towards the gym.)
(“Odee” — A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie begins to play through the speakers. The crowd gives a standing ovation to the man who faces Malcolm Jones at Pain for Pride, Chris Elite! Chris looks calm and confident. This match is just another way for him to wow the crowd and get himself warmed up for Malcolm in two weeks.)
Gina Romano: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first…from Brooklyn, New York…weighing in 210 pounds … he is “Gawd Given Greatness” … CHRRRRIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSS ELLLLIIIITTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Eve: Chris Elite had his contract signing with Malcolm Jones last week go in a different direction! Not only is their next encounter for the EAW Championship, but it was announced that it would be in a Three Stages of Hell Match!
Deadprez: Him and Malcolm Jones are going to kill one another at Pain for Pride and I cannot wait for it! If you loved the classic match they had last year, then you are so going to be in for a treat this year! I can sense this match being a classic as well! :wow: :wow: :wow:
(“Odee” dies down before it is replaced by “Ready For War” by Adelitas Way. The reception of the crowd goes from pops to massive heat as the Interwire Champion Drake King walks out from the back. The Interwire Championship is on his waist as he is embracing the crowd’s hatred for him.)
Gina Romano: And, introducing his opponent…from Charlotte, North Carolina … weighing in 220 pounds … he is the EAW Interwire Champion … “The King”…DRAAAAKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEE KIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG!!
Deadprez: Drake King has his own match at Pain for Pride as he plans to put the final nail in Terry Chambers’ aspirations to becoming Interwire Champion! Can you imagine Drake defeating a number one contender for the EAW Championship? I do think he has the capability of doing that, Eve!
Eve: Drake King has relied on the rest of The Round Table to help himself out, but he won’t have that luxury at Pain for Pride. Especially after what happened to Jax Walker tonight! He can use this match as practice with not having to rely on any of The Round Table to help him out with these title defenses! It should be interesting how this match goes down!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: Chris Elite and Drake King lock up instantly! But, Drake ends up getting a good grasp of Chris’ waist before taking him down! Drake connects with a front headlock, but Chris manages to get himself on his feet! Drake connects with two knees to Chris’ stomach! Drake stumbles back before connecting with a swinging neckbreaker on Chris! Drake begins to unload on a series of punches onto Chris’ face! Drake rises back to his feet as he is gesturing for Chris Elite to get back to his feet! The moment that Chris slowly gets back to his feet, Drake King connects with a superkick to Chris’ midsection! Drake gets Chris by the neck before connecting with a headlock takedown! Drake finds himself on one knee as he maintains hold of the headlock! CHRIS MANAGES TO PUSH DRAKE AWAY FROM HIM! IN THE PROCESS, HE BREAKS FREE OF THE HEADLOCK HE WAS STUCK IN! CHRIS GETS IN A PLANK POSITION AS DRAKE GOES OVER HIM AS HE REBOUNDS FROM THE HORIZONTAL ROPES! CHRIS DOES A LEAP FROG OVER DRAKE’S HEAD AS DRAKE RINGS PAST HIM! DRAKE REBOUNDS OFF THE OTHER SET OF HORIZONTAL ROPES BEFORE CHRIS CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK ON DRAKE KING!
Deadprez: Our King has been taken down, Eve! Chris Elite looks back at Drake King before connecting with a standing shooting star press! Chris goes for a cover! Kick out, Drake!
Eve: Drake King kicks out at one! Chris Elite gets the Interwire Champion in position before connecting with a German suplex! Look at this, Deadprez! Drake manages to land on his feet! Chris turns himself around as Drake runs towards the number one contender for the EAW Championship! Chris connects with a drop toehold! Drake falls on his face! CHRIS DELIVERS A SERIES OF HIS OWN PUNCHES BEFORE RISING BACK TO HIS FEET! DRAKE SLOWLY RISES BACK TO HIS OWN FEET, BUT CHRIS STOPS HIM IN HIS TRACKS BY CONNECTING WITH HEAD SHOT — HIS OWN VARIATION OF A PELE KICK! DRAKE FALLS BACK TO THE ROPES IN RESPONSE, BUT CHRIS GETS DRAKE BY HIS REST AND WHIPS HIM TO THE OPPOSITE SET OF HORIZONTAL ROPES! CHRIS ELITE WITH AN ARM DRAG TAKEDOWN ON THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION! CHRIS HAS A STANDING ARMBAR ON DRAKE! DRAKE IS EAGERLY TRYING TO MAKE INTO THE BOTTOM ROPE! BUT, CHRIS PULLS BACK ON DRAKE’S RIGHT ARM BEFORE SMACKING IT BACK! You can see look of pain on “The King”! Chris lays Drake’s arm flat before delivering a huge stomp to it! Drake goes scrambling in pain on his arm! Chris gets Drake’s arm before twisting it back before stomping on it! Once again, you can see the champion’s face in pain!
Deadprez: Chris Elite gets Drake King into a seated position! He gets in front of the Interwire Champion before connecting with Who Shot Ya — penalty kick sends “The King” to his back! Chris follows that up with a double foot stomp onto Drake’s stomach! Our King is clutching his stomach in pain! Chris tries to go for another cover there, but Drake manages to roll himself away from Chris! It seems like our King is finding refuge underneath the bottom rope! He is resting on the apron! BUT, I DON’T THINK CHRIS IS GOING TO LIKE JUST WAITING! CHRIS SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE! BASEBALL SLIDE TO DRAKE KING AS THAT SHOULD KNOCK HIM OFF THE APRON!
Eve: NO! DRAKE KING MANAGES TO GET OFF THE APRON BEFORE CHRIS ELITE COULD CONNECT WITH HIS BASEBALL SLIDE! DRAKE GETS CHRIS BY HIS LEGS AND SLIDES HIM INSIDE THE RING SKIRT! DRAKE BEGINS TO MOUNT AWAY WITH SOME PUNCHES TO THE SKULL OF CHRIS! DRAKE TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A CLOTHESLINE ON CHRIS! CHRIS COLLIDES WITH THAT EDGE OF THE APRON EVEN MORE! DRAKE CONTINUES TO MOUNT WITH SOME PUNCHES! THESE PUNCHES DON’T LOOK GOOD, DEADPREZ! :lupe: Drake gets Chris by his shoulders before flipping him out of the ring skirt and onto a seated position! Drake takes a few steps back before connecting with sliding forearm smash! Chris falls to his back! Drake gets his elbow and begins to smash it onto Chris’ skull! The Interwire Champion is being quite ruthless at the moment! Chris is in trouble at the moment, but I do feel like he is capable enough to step up and take back this match! Drake King gets on the apron! He is gesturing for Chris to rise back to his feet! What does Drake have in mind now?
Deadprez: Drake King with a flying forearm to Chris Elite! This takes the former World Heavyweight Champion down! Drake gets back to a vertical base as he sees that Chris is down! Drake gets Chris by the head before throwing him against the steel steps! Chris landed harshly against those steps, but it seems like the Interwire Champion is looking to end this match early! Drake rolls himself back into the ring! He is demanding for our official to begin his count!
(The official begins his count, but it seems like Chris Elite is down for the time being. Drake King is trying to get the official to count faster, but it is no use at all! The official is making sure that he counts properly. By the count of eight, you can see Chris suddenly making it back to his feet, but he makes it back inside the ring before the ten count is made.)
Eve: Chris Elite barely makes it back into the ring, but Drake King proceeds to stomping Chris on his back! Chris rolls himself on his back, but Drake is not done with stomping the former World Champion! The official pushes Drake away from Chris! Chris is using the ropes to help get himself back to his feet! DRAKE GOES RIGHT AFTER CHRIS, BUT CHRIS CONNECTS WITH A BACK ELBOW TO THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION’S FACE! CHRIS SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A CROSSBODY ON DRAKE! DRAKE GOES FLAT ON HIS BACK AS CHRIS COLLIDES WITH THE CROSSBODY ON DRAKE! DRAKE IS ON HIS BACK! CHRIS GOES FOR THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! HIS BACK IS TURNED ON DRAKE BEFORE MOONSAULTING OFF THE TOP ROPE — BIONIC STOMP! THAT BEAUTIFUL MOONSAULT FOOT STOMP ON DRAKE KING! CHRIS RACES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: “The King” manages to kick out at two! You cannot put down a King, Eve! Drake is not going to fall to Chris Elite! Just like he is not going to fall to Terry Chambers at Pain for Pride! Chris gets Drake by his arm and gets the champion up to his feet! Chris whips Drake to the corner! Drake’s back collides with the turnbuckle harshly! Chris runs towards Drake with a hesitation dropkick! Drake finds himself seated on the second row of the turnbuckle, but Chris needs to keep this up, if he wants a chance of putting away Drake! Chris towers above of Drake before connecting with some punches to the top of Drake’s head! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! CHRIS FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER AS DRAKE KING FLIES ACROSS THE RING! CHRIS TURNS HIMSELF AROUND BEFORE NAILING DRAKE WITH A WHO SHOT YA! CHRIS GETS DRAKE TO HIS KNEES BEFORE PULLING HIM BY THE ARM! CHRIS ELITE WITH I’LL SMACK THE SHIT OUTTA YOU — THE BITCHMAKER ON DRAKE! DRAKE COLLAPSES HIS KNEES! JUST THE SIGHT OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO MALCOLM JONES IN TWO WEEKS—
(“Pray For ‘Em” by Meek Mill plays through the area.)
Eve: Speaking of the devil! It seems like he is looking to start his match with Chris Elite early!
(“Pray For ‘Em” continues to play, but no sight of the EAW Champion, Malcolm Jones. Chris Elite is anticipating Malcolm’s presence, but nothing at all. Soon after, Malcolm’s entrance music dies down. Chris realizes that it was nothing more than mind games as he turns himself around.)
Deadprez: DRAKE KING WITH THE GUILLOTINE! THAT SICK KICK CONNECTS ON CHRIS ELITE! DRAKE IS GOING TO STEAL A VICTORY HERE AND I AM GOING TO LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THR—
Eve: Chris Elite gets his hand on the bottom rope! The official stops his count as he points that out! Drake King gets on his knees as he is clutching his hair! He is looking at the official, insisting that it was a three count there! The official is telling Drake that it was a two count as Drake could not believe that The Guillotine was not enough to put away Chris! Drake gets back to a vertical base. He seems a bit more aggressive than before, but it must be his determination to end this match! DRAKE GETS CHRIS IN POSITION FOR HIS VERSION OF A FALCON ARROW — KINGS WASTELAND! BUT, CHRIS IS TRYING TO GET HIS BODY AWAY FROM DRAKE! HE KNOW THAT HE MAY NOT BE LUCKY WITH KICKING OUT OF ANOTHER ONE OF DRAKE’S FINISHERS! CHRIS MANAGES TO SLIDE OUT OF POSITION FOR KINGS WASTELAND! DRAKE TURNS HIMSELF AROUND! CHRIS CONNECTS WITH GO TO THE DENTIST — THAT HIGH BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE ON DRAKE! DRAKE LOWERS HIMSELF IN RESPONSE TO THAT MOVE, BUT CHRIS IS NOT DONE HERE! CHRIS FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH BOX OFFICE SMASH! THE SUPERKICK AS DRAKE KING FALLS TO HIS BACK! CHRIS ELITE GOES FOR THE COVER HERE!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Odee” plays once again as Chris Elite gets on his knees. Drake King covers his mouth as he rolls himself underneath to the outside. Chris Elite gets back to his knees before the official raises his hand in victory.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH … CHRRRIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSS ELLLLLIIIIITTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Eve: Chris Elite with a victory over the Interwire Champion before Pain for Pride! However, I could not help if Malcolm Jones’ music playing during the last part of the match was just Malcolm playing mind games or…?
Deadprez: It was Malcolm totally getting under Chris Elite’s skin! It didn’t seem to phase Chris at all! As for Drake King, he did fantastic going up against Chris, but he is going to take this loss and motivate himself not to face another one going up against Terry Chambers!
(The Titantron then suddenly cuts on and we see Malcolm Jones grinning on the screen.)
Malcolm Jones: Cut that one close, didn’t you, little Bhrissy?
(Chris is handed a microphone and stares at the screen, obviously pissed off.)
Chris Elite: The fuck you want? I thought you was too good for TV tonight?
Malcolm Jones: Woah woah woah. Slow it down with my dick in your mouth, bitch. I already got everything I need.
(Malcolm taps the side of his temple.)
Malcolm Jones: I’m in your head. You hear my music and immediately your whole world fades except for me. I got you running scared.
Chris Elite: Scared?
(MJ nods with a cocky smile.)
Chris Elite: How about this for scared? I saw your shit talk about a goddamn chain match as one of our falls? Well why don’t we clear the whole damn thing up right now? First fall gonna be normal. But you want that chain match? You wanna not be able to run away from this beating? You got it. Second fall. But I’m picking the third fall. And it’s gone be the only kinda match fitting to end things between the two of us. If you manage to survive long enough make it to the third fall, then it’s gonna be you and me, with no more rules and bullshit stipulations. We settle it like men. The third fall, WILL BE A STREET FIGHT!
(The crowd immediately explodes at this announcement. Malcolm still looks cocky on the screen.)
Malcolm Jones: That a fact?
Chris Elite: Gawd Contract. What I say happens, happens.
Malcolm Jones: Iight then. I said you could pick your poison. Good choice.
(The feed then cuts as Chris is left standing in the ring. He stands up in a corner, pumping up the fans.)
(Commercial for Henny.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following…
(“Come As You Are” by Nirvana hits as the crowd goes wild.)
Deadprez: Wait what is this…
(Diamond Cage steps out onto the ramp wearing a leather jacket as he makes a beeline to the ring and snatches the microphone from the ring announcer. Cage demands that his music be shut off.)
Diamond Cage: I’m going to make it short and sweet. CHRIS ELITE! GET YOUR BITCH ASS BACK OUT HERE RIGHT NOW!!!
(The crowd erupts once more as they all turn towards the entrance awaiting the arrival of Chris Elite.)
Eve: Wow is this really happening right here right now?!?!?
(Diamond Cage continues to wait as the crowd begins to boo when nothing happens.)
Diamond Cage: Oh alright so it’s like that? Am I going to have to come back there and find you? I said it last week and I meant it. I am going to find you and beat yo ass until you use that Gawd Contract to add me to the match. Nobody gives a shit about Malcolm Jones vs. Chris Elite. We already did that last year and nobody wants to watch a replay. And you were just out here throwing that fucking contract around like you were some important shit! It’s time for Diamond Cage to get his and I’m not taking no for an answer here.
(Diamond Cage waits for another second but again nothing happens.)
Diamond Cage: Iight.
(Diamond Cage slams the microphone down on the mat as he rolls out of the ring and begins to make his way up the ramp.)
Deadprez: Diamond Cage is on the warpath! Chris Elite better watch out!!!
(Suddenly the vibrating pulse of club dance music begins filling the arena as Diamond Cage stops and looks up at the titantron.)
Eve: Wait what is this? That’s not Chris Elite…
(Suddenly TLA appears on screen dancing with a beautiful woman wearing a sparkling red dress. He dips her and pulls her up before spinning her off camera and turning towards the screen as the crowd recognizes him and begins to cheer.)
TLA: Hola mi amigo Diamante Cage! I hope that you are having a fine night out there ese! I know that I am from the comfort of the Poon Palace right here in London, England!!!
(The crowd cheers again as Diamond Cage is shown looking annoyed and yells at the screen.)
Diamond Cage: What the he-
TLA: I know that you are a busy man holmes what with all that talk of main eventing Pain for Pride. It is a real admirable goal. I respect that and last week when you came all up into Hurricane Hawk’s office I knew that there was just one thing I had to do to show my respect to you. I just had to help you out!!!
(Diamond Cage stops for a second as he begins to look interested for the first time in what TLA is saying.)
TLA: I went to Señor Hawk on your behalf! And guess what! He really is an open minded hombre! Mostrar algo de respeto al jefe! El es un hombre muy trabajador.
Diamond Cage: So I got the-
TLA: That’s right holmes! I talked to Hurricane Hawk for a long time! Hours even! You can’t even imagine how much dinero he put down at the Poon Palace that night! Needless to say we back on them good terms and he a real player! Pero I am a respectable homie and won’t reveal his secrets but let me tell you it is a night that the Poons will never forget! And neither will you Cage because you got it! You got the match! You got the main lucha!
(The crowd erupts in cheers as a smirk crosses Diamond Cage’s face.)
Deadprez: Holy shit I can’t believe it! Diamond Cage in the main event of Pain for Pride?
TLA: You best believe it carnal! You got the main lucha at Pain for Pride! Cuz as of this moment you are scheduled to face the main luchador in this business on the grandest stage of them all! At Pain for Pride you will be taking on yo boi… La Pantera Sexual!!!
(Diamond Cage is shown raging as his fans boo loudly. Cage kicks over a nearby chair as he begins pacing around the stage like a madman. He grabs one of the entrance lights and throws it off the stage in anger.)
TLA: I know you are really excited about this! I know I am! We are going to steal the show and this is going to be the true main event!
Diamond Cage: Shut the fu-
TLA: It’s going to get five stars on all the dirt sheets! It’s going to change the wrestling business forever!
Diamond Cage: Stop interrupting me or I sw-
TLA: Y’all think you got it good with what Pain for Pride bringing so far? Yooooo Showdown saved the best announcement for last! The game done changed!
Diamond Cage: Screw it I’m going to find Chris Elite back-
TLA: Bring yo kids! Bring yo bitches! Bring yo mans! We got mad surprises and you ain’t even gotta wait for Pain for Pride for them!
Eve: Diamond Cage making a beeline for backstage.
TLA: Cuz yo… by the way Cage. This shit is prerecorded.
(The video feed on the titantron suddenly cuts out as Diamond Cage throws the curtain back and heads backstage. Suddenly TLA leaps out from behind the curtain with a lead pipe bashing it across the skull of Cage. TLA’s fans explode in cheers as he comes out onto the stage and continues to beat down Cage with the pipe.)
Deadprez: What the hell?!?!? TLA IS HERE IN LONDON? BAH GAWD ALMIGHTY HE’S BEATING THE HELL OUT OF DIAMOND CAGE!!!
(Blood is shown pouring down the face of Diamond Cage from where TLA hit him across the head with the lead pipe. TLA pulls up Diamond Cage as he begins punching him. And Cage begins firing back but TLA with a flurry of shots sends Cage flailing backwards nearly falling off the stage!)
Eve: TLA out here getting revenge for last week and their altercation in Hurricane Hawk’s office!
(Diamond Cage manages to recover stopping himself from falling off the stage but TLA kicks him hard in the gut. TLA positions Diamond Cage with his neck between his legs. TLA stops for a second as he sings a verse of “God Save the Queen” along with the London crowd. TLA then flips over driving down Cage onto the steel of the stage with authority!!!)
Deadprez: MEXICAN DESTROYER! MEXICAN DESTROYER RIGHT ON THE STAGE! DIAMOND CAGE JUST GOT DESTROYED!!!
Eve: I think that may have been a British Destroyer right here in London but no matter what nationality it is we just saw an EAW Hall of Famer laid out here tonight!
(“Ambitionz az a Ridah” hits as TLA stands above Diamond Cage holding his blood-stained lead pipe victoriously above his head.)
Deadprez: Not only that but breaking news… I have received word that the match TLA announced for Pain for Pride is official. TLA vs. Diamond Cage will happen at Pain for Pride XII! Bah gawd what a match!
Eve: That’s going to be one hell of a match between these two veterans! These two have both been known not to give a fuck and at The Mecca of Culture we are going to see hell raised all over Atlanta!!!
(Commercial for Pain for Pride, featuring the most stacked card in wrestling history.)
(Camera reopens to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: lets try this again! The following contest is our main event match of the evening…and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ by Metallica plays throughout the arena as Michael Bishop makes his way out from beyond the curtains with the calm of a grizzled fighting veteran, and the drive of a locomotive as he wastes no time making his way toward the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first…He hails from Chicago, Illinois….He weighs in at TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN POUNDS!!!…He’s the DREADKNIGHT!…..MIIIICCCHHHHAAAEEELLL BIIIIISSSSSHHHHHOOOPPPP!!
Eve: Here’s a man who is perhaps on his way to Pain For Pride once again, even if he’s not going to be shining under the same spotlight!
Deadprez: He’s getting an opportunity to compete again, and that’s all that counts, Eve! Beggars can’t be choosers at this time of the year. You take what you can get whether it’s a title match or a certain battle royal, but he has an opportunity to show Hurricane Hawk exactly what he’s got and that he’s not lost a step! Let’s see how he fairs against one of if not the best that we got!
(‘Starboy’ by The Weekend hits the public announce system to replace ‘From Whom The Bell Tolls’ as the crowd noise echos jeers right throughout the arena as Ahren Fournier makes his way out, styling in his usual attire with his signature umbrella slung over his right shoulder. He looks from left to right. His eyes shielded by his signature sunglasses, but one would hazard to guess he’s in a foul mood per usual recently given how things have turned for him in recent times. Ahren then begins to slowly stroll down to the ring, his expression never changes.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent…He hails from Pawtucket, Rhode Island….He weighs in at TWO HUNDRED AND TEN POUNDS….He’s ‘THE GOAT’…..AAAAHHHHRRRREEEENNNN FOOOUUUURRRRNNNNNIIIEEERRR!!!
Eve: The former EAW Champion, the self proclaimed Starboi is here, but he appears to be a marked man, DP! You have to think Ahren is pissed after what Kassidy did to his personal wardrobe earlier tonight!
Deadprez: Well, Magnum Opus is out, Eve! A partnership we all know was destined to last for ages is going to officially be a thing of the past as both Ahren and Kassidy Heart will face each other come Pain For Pride! It should be very interesting to say the least!
(In the ring Ahren is shown removing his glasses and placing his trademark umbrella down om the ring steps before the referee signals for the match to begin.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: This match is underway as both men begin circling the ring. Both of these men have a mixed martial arts background, it’s certainly going to be interesting what these two will bring here in this matchup. Ahren is the smaller of the two men, but as he showed in his most recent reign as the EAW Champion he has the agility to get around, making up ground quickly! He’s crafty, he’s intelligent folks…but so is Michael Bishop! Now both men move toward the center of the ring, and they’re touch and go for a moment neither sure just yet, but-….oop, Fournier pulls away and strokes his hands through his hair as the crowd serenades Ahren with chants of “Kassidy Better”. This prompts Ahren to start talking trash inaudibly to toward the crowd as Michael Bishop looks on before both men begin to circle the ring again. Now Ahren lunges forward to try and catch Michael Bishop off guard, but Bishop was alert of this and focuses his attention closely on Ahren as they continue to circle the ring! And now they lock arms! Both men struggling as they try and jockey for position all the way from one side of the ring to the other until they manage to hit brush up against the ropes! The stronger Michael Bishop forces Ahren into the corner with the referee right there! He begins to count but it doesn’t take long for Bishop to give Ahren Fournier the space! OH! AND AHREN JUST SHOVED BACK THE FACE OF MICHAEL BISHOP! BISHOP SEEMS UNFAZED! BISHOP INSTEAD WASTES NO TIME AS HE JUST RETURNED THE FAVOR TO AHREN WITH A SLAP TO HIS FACE WHILE BACKING AWAY FROM THE CORNER AS AHREN MOVES OUT OF IT! AHREN LOOKS ON IN SHOCK!
Deadprez: Man this is intense already as both men stare back at the other as these fans are getting into it! Michael Bishop obviously understands what being in the main event atmosphere feels like, being no stranger to it in the least at this point! Ahren continues to look on while slowly removing himself from the corner continuing to glare at Michael Bishop who’s wearing a smirk on his face at the moment only a couple steps distance away from Ahren Fournier, clearly ready to go again! Fournier begins to move again, circling the ring as Michael Bishop keeps a close eye out on Ahren while circling himself! Ahren briefly glances in the referee’s direction to say something to him before focusing back his full attention back on Michael Bishop. Now both men pause and move in on the other once again, and this time it’s Ahren Fournier that takes Michael Bishop by surprise with a quick collar and elbow tie up, transitioning quickly into the headlock on the bigger Michael Bishop! Ahren applies more pressure as he guides Bishop away from the ropes toward the center of the ring! Now Ahren looks to transition straight into a hammerlock, but it’s quickly reversed into a hammerlock by Michael Bishop which again takes Ahren Fournier by surprise! But Ahren quickly counters with a beautiful drop toe hold that brings Michael Bishop down to the canvas! Bishop hurries to try and get out of the waist lock that Ahren is trying to apply onto him! Around in circles they go with Bishop at a sitting position and Ahren on his knees trying to wrap him up but he’s not having too much success! Bishop reaches over his shoulder and locks the head of Ahren before quickly escaping the grasp of Ahren and quickly transitioning into a waist lock! Ahren fighting it though, all the way to the ropes Ahren does until he reaches out for them! Desperately trying to get back to a vertical base somehow someway! And it looks like he’s found that way as the referee begins counting until he gets to four and Michael Bishop lets go and hurries back to his feet as does Fournier!
Eve: AND ANOTHER SLAP TO THE FACE OF AHREN FOURNIER! FOURNIER TAKES EXCEPTION TO THE BLATANT DISRESPECT AND CHARGES FROM THE ROPES RIGHT AT MICHAEL BISHOP! SPEAR BY BISHOP TAKES FOURNIER RIGHT OFF HIS FEET! GROUND AND POUND PUNCHES! NOW MOUNTED PUNCHES BY MICHAEL BISHOP! BISHOP TEEING OFF ON FOURNIER! FOURNIER IS HELPLESS AS HE FIGHTS TO GET OUT OF THE CROSSHAIRS OF MICHAEL BISHOP! Ahren Fournier escapes to the outside at ringside now where he’s shown completely livid as he slams his hands on the canvas in utter frustration as Michael Bishop showing some emotion, gesturing for Ahren Fournier to get back in the ring! But he needs to be careful what he asks for! There’s a reason Ahren Fournier reigned over this brand as it’s top champion for months before Bishop ever returned to this place! The referee has already begun his count as Ahren regathers his barrings about him as the crowd serenades him mockingly once more with chants of “Kassidy better”. This seems to infuriate the self proclaimed Starboi now! Michael Bishop tries to take Ahren Fournier by surprise however by grabbing him up by his hair, he’s forcing Ahren up on the apron now! But Ahren smartly uses the top rope as a weapon by slingshotting Bishop by the throat over that top rope making him fly back where he hits the canvas! Bishop trying to recover as he holds his throat! Ahren ever the opportunistic individual slides in and begins to lay the boots to the downed Michael Bishop! Now he begins slapping Michael Bishop! Obviously retaliation for earlier when Michael was doing the same thing! Now Ahren grabs Michael Bishop by the leg and pulls him over to the ropes where he looks to do some damage! Ahren places Bishop’s leg on the bottom rope and then proceeds to drop his weight down on to the lower leg area of Bishop who yells out in agony! But Ahren Fournier not stopping there as he does it again! Once again Michael Bishop yells out in pain! All of that two plus pound frame landing down on that leg trying to tear ligaments perhaps! Ahren aside from being opportunistic also has a mean streak at times, and this would certainly seem to be one of those times!
Deadprez: Now Ahren making another attempt to punish Michael Bishop but now Bishop fighting back from a grounded position as he throws a few haymakers at Ahren! Bishop pulls himself back up in the corner now as Ahren tries to capitalize! Ahren runs at Michael Bishop but Bishop avoids the contact as Ahren was looking some stiff blows to get in on him! Bishop is limping on that softened up leg due the continuous attacks on it from Ahren Fournier! Bishop hopping around though still giving it a go! The referee was just asking him if he wanted to stop and Michael Bishop simply shakes his head ‘no’. Jujitsu strike attempts by Michael Bishop that Ahren is easily dodging at this point! Ahren has the clear cut advantage in the speed department now! Ahren moves in now and Bishop throws a front kick, but it’s caught by Ahren easily! BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX BY AHREN FOURNIER PUTS MICHAEL BISHOP BACK ON THE CANVAS! Man he did that fast! Ahren picking Michael Bishop back and it’s Bishop trying to fight again as he throws forearms at Ahren Fournier and this staggers Ahren! FRONT KICK FOLLOWED UP BY MICHAEL BISHOP THAT KNOCKS AHREN INTO THE ROPES! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL! AND NOW THE COVER BY MICHAEL BISHOP!
Eve: AND A KICKOUT BY FOURNIER! MAN WHAT AN UPSET THAT COULD HAVE BEEN! BISHOP DOESN’T HAVE MUCH BALANCE STANDING UP AT THE MOMENT SO IT’S OLD FASHIONED GROUND AND POUND AS MICHAEL BISHOP MOUNTS AHREN AND CONTINUES TO THROW UNRELENTING PALM STRIKES! AHREN TRYING TO BLOCK SOME OF THESE HARD STRIKES! MICHAEL BISHOP KNOWS ONLY HOW TO HIT YOU HARD AND NOT LET UP! Michael Bishop now crawls away back toward the ropes! Michael Bishop uses the ropes to pull himself up again! Michael Bishop is starting to get some feeling back in that leg but still has a noticeable limp to him! BISHOP WHIPS AHREN TO THE ROPES BUT IT’S REVERSED AS AHREN SENDS BISHOP INSTEAD BUT THE FORCE BEHIND THE WHIP SENDS HIM TO THE ROPES BUT WITH ALMOST A SKIP GIVEN THAT HE’S STILL AILING! RUNNING KNEE INTO A NECKBREAKER ON BISHOP COMING BACK! THE COVER BY AHREN!
Deadprez: And now a kickout by Bishop! Ahren slowly sits up and turns to grab Michael Bishop by his hair and yanks him back to his feet! Now a snap suplex by Ahren Fournier to Michael Bishop! And another quick cover by Ahren!
Eve: Bishop kicks out but I don’t think Ahren expected it to be over on that occasion! I think he’s just trying to make Bishop work that much harder! Ahren grabs up Michael Bishop aggressively and forces him to the corner! This started testy and it’s continued right throughout the match! Ahren throwing blows to the head of Fournier but Michael Bishop fights back with blows of his own but Fournier fires back again! Now Bishop again! Fournier! Bishop! Another front kick by Bishop to the midsection of Fournier! European uppercut by Bishop! And another! Roundhouse kick by Michael Bishop! NO! It’s caught by Ahren! BICYCLE KICK INSTEAD BY MICHAEL BISHOP! SPINNING BACK FIST BY MICHAEL BISHOP STAGGERS AHREN! DDT BY TO THE FORMER EAW CHAMPION! NOW THE COVER BY MICHAEL BISHOP! WHAT A COMBO ATTACK PUT TOGETHER BY BISHOP!
Deadprez: We could’ve had an upset right there! Ahren staggering back to his feet! But Michael Bishop beats him to the punch! He’s got Ahren from behind! He’s looking for a German Suplex! But Ahren with a back elbow to the face of Michael Bishop! Ahren sends a stiff kick to the midsection! Now Ahren pulls Michael Bishop in! Underhook Suplex by Ahren to Michael Bishop! Now Ahren decides to strut in the ring as he talks trash to the crowd! BUT LOOK AT THIS! MICHAEL BISHOP IS BACK UP! AHREN ISN’T EVEN PAYING ATTENTION! THE DETERMINATION OF MICHAEL BISHOP MUST BE DRIVING HIM AT THIS POINT BECAUSE HE’S READY TO END AHREN’S NIGHT! HE’S WAITING IN THAT CORNER! HE’S WAITING FOR AHREN TO TURN AROUND! THE CROWD IS BUZZING! AHREN FINALLY TURNS AROUND AND HERE COMES MICHAEL BISHOP CHARGING RIGHT AT AHREN! AHREN SEES IT COMING HOWEVER AS MICHAEL BISHOP WAS LOOKING FOR THAT SPEAR! BUT AHREN MOVES AND FORCES MICHAEL BISHOP FORWARD WITH EXTRA MOMENTUM SENDING HIM FLYING STRAIGHT INTO THE CORNER POST! MICHAEL BISHOP JUST WENT SHOULDER FIRST RIGHT INTO THE CORNER RING POST AND HE HASN’T MOVED! THAT MAY HAVE SEPARATED HIS SHOULDER! AHREN FOURNIER DOESN’T WASTE ANY TIME AS HE PULLS MICHAEL BISHOP OUT OF THAT CORNER BUT IT MAY BE OVER HERE! AHREN STANDS MICHAEL BISHOP UP AND THEN REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES! PROTECT YA NECK! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL THAT TURNS BISHOP INSIDE OUT! BISHOP THOUGH, AMAZINGLY IS STILL MOVING! HE’S TRYING TO GET BACK UP! AHREN IS INCENSED BY THIS! HE RAISES BACK UP! HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AGAIN! STORYBOOK ENDING! AHREN DROPS DOWN AND AGGRESSIVELY HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER! THIS SHOULD BE IT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Starboy’ by The Weekend begins to play as Ahren Fournier sits up showing anger and agitation on his face, clearly not happy for whatever reason even though he just won his match.)
Gina Romano: The winner of this match by way of pinfall…..AAAHHHHRRREEENNNN FOOOUUURRRRNNNIEEERRR!!!!
Eve: Well, Ahren Fournier really had to fight for this one, probably a lot harder than he expected to! There’s no doubt that, but we have to give Michael Bishop some credit for putting up quite the fight and showing the former EAW Champion that he’s wasn’t going to go down without a fight!
Deadprez: Don’t you let Ahren Fournier, THE REAL WINNER OF THE TWO LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY, hear you say that! The GOAT has strict standards to abide by, and you can bet he’s going to bring a much more dangerous side to someone he has grown to dislike in a personal type of way in Kassidy Heart! He-Oh wait a minute….
(Ahren is shown outside the ring now pulling up the ring apron.)
Eve: What’s he searching for? The match is over!
Deadprez: I don’t think that matters at this point, Eve! Ahren clearly has more in store for Michael Bishop!
(Ahren is shown pulling out a baseball bat. He eyes it up and down with bad intentions in mind. He pulls something out of his tights.)
Eve: Dp, is that what I think it is?
Deadprez: It’s lighter! What’s he going to do, set this place ablaze! This has to be retaliation from earlier tonight! Ahren, no! Let your old pal Deadprez get the hell out of dodge first!
(Ahren begins to use his thumb on the sparkwheel of the lighter and with a couple of strokes the small flame appears and with no waste in motion Ahren puts the flame to the end of the bat until it’s been set ablaze.)
Eve: What is Ahren Fournier doing? Has he completely lost his mind!!???
Deadprez: He’s got something cooked up…literally!
(Ahren pulls himself on the apron holding the burning bat like it was a torch. The crowd is once again buzzing over this scene. Michael Bishop is shown pulling himself up using the ropes with his back turned, not really knowing what’s about to transpire.)
Eve: I don’t like this one bit! Ahren Fournier is, perhaps, looking to send a message to Kassidy Heart! Not really relevant for us of what kind, but Ahren showed quite a bit of aggression, so seeing this is not too shocking! Honestly, Michael Bishop needs to get the hell out of there! AHHHHHHHH!!!! OH MY GOD! AHREN JUST BASHED THAT BURNING END OF THE BASEBALL BAT INTO FACE OF MICHAEL BISHOP! MICHAEL BISHOP GOES DOWN IMMEDIATELY IN A HEAP AND HE IS YELLING OUT IN A LOT OF OBVIOUS PAIN AS HE HOLDS HIS HANDS OVER HIS FACE WHILE TRYING TO ROLL AWAY!
Deadprez: Michael Bishop may have permanent brain damage after that shot to the head, and third degree burns! Ahren Fournier just stares down at the helplessness of Michael Bishop, and the obvious pain he’s in is serious. Here comes the medical staff into the ring filling it up fast! The sea of humanity that fills the ring completely surrounds Michael Bishop while the referee is ordering Ahren Fournier from the ring. Ahren just threatened to strike the referee with that weapon, that burning baseball bat before pulling back and then tossing the flaming weapon to the ground on the outside and then leaving the ring!
Eve: What a message that was just sent by Ahren Fournier! Could it have been for Kassidy Heart? The woman that cost him everything! The woman he really wants to get rid of in this place!!!?? We’ll just have to wait and find out! There’s only one Showdown left before Pain for Pride!
(Ahren is shown paused at the middle of the ramp way and taunting the crowd once again while in the ring Michael Bishop is still being tended to, his condition unknown after this. The shot goes black.)
(EAW Network Logo Buzzes.)