(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP OF LAST WEEK’S SHOW: Cameron Ella Ava begins the show where she talks about her being in EAW for a long time. She’s seen women come in and out of those doors. Constantly, she has been questioned and doubted on whether she can “hang” with the new generation and she points out that she’s still here while others believed that they’re too big for the company. With the merge, there was one woman who stuck out to Cameron and that was Kassidy Heart. While those claimed that they had found Aria Jaxon’s replacement, Cameron believed that Kassidy will be better than what EAW hoped for Aria to become. Cameron begins to draw comparisons between her and Kassidy and how people saw them both as pretty faces, their abilities to put their emotions on their sleeve and put others before themselves. Cameron begins to tell the story of her ex-boyfriend and the hell she was put through with him. There are some similarities between her ex and Mr. DEDEDE and she hopes that Kassidy will open her eyes. Kassidy comes out and she wonders what the hell is all of this. Cameron unrolls some footage about Mr. DEDEDE and his absolute worst. Most notably, the torment that he put Cameron and her family towards. The footage ends with Kassidy having some emotionless look on her face. It’s unclear to what she could be thinking about.)
(TRANSITION: Jenny Cien versus Frank Grayson opens the show. Jenny Cien ends up getting the victory before it pans to backstage with Showdown General Manager Jenny Punk watching the match. Kensingten Calhoun-Astor meets with Jenny Punk as Kensingten explains to the General Manager about who she doesn’t understand Jenny Cien’s hype. Kensingten calls Jenny a stalker and someone who has developed an obsession over her after losing to Kensingten back in August. Kensingten requests that she is let in the Divide and Conquer Match at Territorial Invasion. Jenny Punk states that Jenny Cien has done more to prove that she is worthy of being in the match than Kensingten. She books Kensingten versus Jenny Cein for next week.)
(TRANSITION: Lucas Johnson and Viktor Stone are bantering backstage. Out of nowhere, Viktor is attacked by Helena Merriman and Justin Windgate attacking him. Lucas is laughing before being attacked by The Valkyrie, Remi Skyfire and Darcy May Morgan. Both teams leave Viktor and Lucas unable to compete.)
(TRANSITION: Kyra Phillips interviews Mark Michaels about his title defense against Harlow Reichert. Mark claims that Harlow has no idea what she is getting herself into. Mark has worked too hard to let this championship go. He claims that the system has held him down for too long and he wasn’t going to be silenced for any longer. Ever since winning the title at Pain for Pride, management has been looking for ways to take the title off of him. Mark is unpredictable with what he says and it will be better for Harlow to win so EAW can keep her in check and silence her. Kyra asks why Mark has been so determined to bring the fire out of Harlow and Mark responds with how he wants Harlow to bring the fight of her life at Territorial Invasion just like he did with Ms. Extreme at Pain for Pride. Mark invites Harlow to the ring next week. It will be his last shot at trying to bring the fire out of her.)
(TRANSITION: Mr. DEDEDE is being interviewed backstage by Max A. Million as The Visual Prophet is brought up as a topic. Mr. DEDEDE claims that the clock is the only reason why Viz has the opportunity to shift the match into his favor, but DEDEDE can assure everyone that whatever Viz does to try to make it a level playing field with him, it’s not going to work. DEDEDE is not going to use whatever Viz has to throw at him as a reason to be held back. Whatever Viz throws at DEDEDE will not be enough and he will promise that at Territorial Invasion.)
(TRANSITION: We get to the main event with Jamie O’Hara facing Raven Roberts from Voltage and TLA from Dynasty. There are a bunch of great highlights from the match. The three of these Elitists shine. It fast-forwards to the end of the match where Raven is hitting Jamie with a series of Talons, but before Raven can put Jamie away. Chris Elite hits her with a Box Office Smash. Ahren Fournier is with him as both men are hitting a series of finishers on Raven. Jamie crawls for the cover, but Raven manages to kick out somehow! It goes forwards with the altercation between Jamie and TLA. Jamie manages to connect with a Stardust Breaker on TLA and getting the win for Showdown. The recap ends with Team Showdown celebrating Jamie’s victory.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar plays, cueing the beginning of Saturday Night Showdown. Once the Showdown intro is complete, it pans forward to a sold out crowd in the FedEx Forum. The crowd is holding up their various signs in hopes to get on television.)
(SCREEN BAR — MEMPHIS TENNESSEE!)
(The crowd is cheering out of their minds as it goes to Gavin Kirkland and Deadprez in the commentator booth with #ClubShowdown t-shirts over their suits.)
Gavin Kirkland: The anticipation is killing me, Deadprez! Territorial Invasion is next weekend and I cannot wait for Team Showdown to redeem themselves from last year’s travisty and call themselves the superior brand! I am decked out in the #ClubShowdown merchandise which is available on EAWShop.com! It’s our cheap plug for the night, but if you want to support the superior brand with the most amazing talent and commentary team, Showdown is your team! We are the best commentating team in this company! I am “The Voice of EAW,” Gavin Kirkland!
Deadprez: And, I am Deadprez! I can’t believe it! We are just less than a week away from Territorial Invasion! From the Showdown side of things, we have excellent matches on the card! It will be no doubt that this is going to be the brand to steal the show! From the Universal Women’s Champion side of things, we have Kassidy Heart and Cameron Ella Ava meeting face-to-face one last time before the event! It seems like these two women will have a lot to say to each other! Not only that, but have a conclusion of a rivalry as Jenny Cien and Kensingten Calhoun-Astor will clash in a No Disqualification Match! According to Showdown General Manager Jenny Punk, there is one more spot for Showdown in the Divide and Conquer Match and the winner of Jenny/Kensingten will move on to Territorial Invasion!
Gavin Kirkland: We have Mark Michaels in the show as he will invite Harlow Reichert in his last shot in “bringing the fire” out of her! Knowing how devious Mark Michaels is, it seems like he is going to stop at nothing to make this PURE Championship defense mean something! Not only that, but we have an action packed main event! We have all three members of Team Showdown teaming with each other before the big event as they take on the Unified Tag Team Champions Heavenly Hell and Io Ishimori! Can Jamie O’Hara and the ILLIONAIRES be on the same page and win this match? Or will our Tag Team Champions ruin those plans?
Deadprez: Right now, we open the show with the contract signing for the Answers World Championship! Let’s get things going!
( We go to the ring where Jenny Punk is standing in a black dress and black heels, showing off a mixture of classy goth chique for her wardrobe. The ring is covered in carpet and she stands by a wooden table with two empty clipboards. Jenny holds a sealed envelope in one hand, and a microphone in the other. )
( NAME BAR: Showdown General Manager, Jenny Punk )
Jenny Punk: MEMPHIS MEMPHIS MEMPHIS LOOK ALIVE! LOOK ALIVE!
( The audience goes from already buzzing to a thunderous roar of applause. )
Jenny Punk: :picard: Damn! A rowdy bunch tonight in the FedEx Forum, doesn’t shock me, for the upteenth consecutive week the blue brand, and the dominant brand going into Territorial Invasion is completely sold out! Welcome good people to the go home edition of SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!!!
( The crowd gives another huge pop. )
Jenny Punk: I’m positive anybody who’s remotely a fan of wrestling understands what we’re about to see. But this time around there’s a liiiiittle twist to the story. See, the Answers World Champion is a man who happens to be one of the more dominant names and faces to ever compete in the squared circle. However his opponent and challenger for the Answers World Title is not only one of the most enigmatic and naturally gifted Elitists I’ve personally ever seen. He has also earned the opportunity to tip the scales of this upcoming Answers World Title match fully in his own favor. Let’s take a look.
( Jenny turns to the titantron. We see a recap of the Beat The Clock Challenge series from two weeks ago, with Visual Prophet starting it off managing to knock off Constance Blevins in 11 minutes and 11 seconds. Following it up would be Mr. DEDEDE, with his wife Kassidy Heart at ringside, facing up against Minerva who is accompanied by Constance Blevins. Due to Minerva’s resilience, and DEDEDE’s chicanery and antics, the contest ended up becoming prolonged far past what DDD expected. By the time the AWC was able to spear Minerva and have her down for the count, the countdown timer to the match ended just before the referee could finish the three count. This provided Visual Prophet free range authority over the stipulation of their Territorial Invasion contest. The recap ends and the broadcast returns to the ring. )
Jenny Punk: As fate would have it, the challenger earned the right to have his way with the stipulation for the upcoming Answers World Title bout down in Auburn in seven nights from tonight. In my hands are the sealed documents containing the stipulation Visual Prophet has set in place, and as per stipulation, this contract signing will officially be presided over by the challenger himself. So before I scram allow me to introduce the challenger himself, TTHHHHEEEEEE VISUALLLLL PROOOPPHEEEEEEEEETTTTT!!!!
( “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen hits, and The Visual Prophet walks out to the ring dressed in a three piece Alexander Wang Fall 2019 suit for the ‘business’ occasion, with dark circular lenses covering his eyes. Once entering the ring, Jenny Punk approaches him to hand him the microphone. He looks down at Jenny’s hand with disgust, and continues showing off for the audience who are eating out of the palm of his hands. Visual takes some time to bask in the fanfare, and his music dies down after a short moment. Viz picks up his microphone from the table, and turns his attention to Jenny. )
Visual Prophet: Thanks for the introduction..I guess. But that’ll be all for now baby. You can hit the bricks. Baethoven’s got it all under control.
( Jenny Punk shrugs and takes her leave. Visual Prophet plops down on his plush chair, and crosses his legs before taking up the sealed documents. )
Visual Prophet: Ryan Adams, why don’t we get this show on the road. Wouldn’t want to drag this out for too long, I know it’s almost past your bed time grandpa.
( “Let It Go” by A$AP Ferg hits, and Mr. DEDEDE emerges through the billowing smoke with the Answers World Championship around his waist, wearing a Gawdzilla Pro© “Gawd Bless America” special edition tracksuit commemorating the victims of 9/11. The raybans covering his eyes match the deadpan look on his face, and he continues to the ring almost completely unwavered by the chaotic mixed response from the fans. DDD enters the ring, unhooks his title belt, and raises it to the sky with one hand while raising the corna with his other. Eventually his music dies down, and he slings the Title over his shoulder before plopping down to his chair. )
Visual Prophet: Ryan, Ryan, Ryan. Ryan muthafucking Adams. Been a while since you and I had some alone time together. I’ve missed you. I’ve missed.. this. Our connection, what we have with each other, it’s just so special.
Mr. DEDEDE: I’ve missed you too Vizzy. You’re looking sharp tonight, I got to say. Dressed for success I see. I like it, I really do. It isn’t Gawdzilla Pro, (available on EAWShop.com right now), but I respect the effort.
Visual Prophet: Trust me, I know. Anyone with eyes can see it isn’t Gawdzilla Pro Ry. Wouldn’t wear that bullshit to my worst enemies funeral Ry. But I appreciate the compliments. Really means “so much” to me that an old man with the fashion sense of Hellen Keller appreciates my style.
Mr. DEDEDE: God, I can hear the octaves soaring in your bitch little voice already. Look what fear will do to you. Resorting to the same go-to potshots as the generations of over the hill motherfuckers you turn your nose up at.
Visual Prophet: “Fear” :mjlol:
Mr. DEDEDE: Yes, the unmistakable scent of it. Listen The Gawd may be an emerging titan of apparel, but we both know fashion week is more your thing than mine. My domain is warfare. You are a guest in my territory, and you know this. But I understand these conditions are rather new to you. You seem to have this piercing aura that just cuts through your opponents psyche, it reels them in like moths and vaporizes them like the flame they’ve been lured into. So much so that by the time you get in the ring you’re already meeting them in a weakened state. I’d like you to know something. That does not apply this time.
Visual Prophet: Really now?
( Viz chuckles to himself, and he rips open the sealed documents. )
Visual Prophet: Because the results are in!!! And these documents pertaining to our match conclude that all of the bullshit you was saying is a fucking lie. See DDD, you have gone your whole career believing your opinion has been the objective truth. It’s easy for you to buy into that notion when the rest of the world plays along with it. You tout your abilities, your stature, as if it’s some unmistakable work of art that cannot be denied. Ryan, maybe it’s all true. You could be a one man Devil’s Trill Sonata, the human embodiment of the works of Antonio Gaudi, weaved together with the brilliance of Shakespeare and the ingenuity of Aristotle. You could very well be all that and a bundle of roses. But what happens when the audience is lost. What happens when there’s no one to behold your work of art? I’ll tell you what happens, “BOSS”, it ceases to exist.
You thrive off of the fear of others. You’ve built a legacy out of it. You’ve gorged off of it, became fat off of the sweet nectar of fear from your enemies time and time again. Now you are faced with a dilemma, twofold. You are up against an opponent who differs from the others in two different ways.
You’re up against an opponent who does not fear you. (holding up the documents) Even if I had a reason to in the past, that reason no longer exists now.
And the key distinction between me and the rest… is that I am not your enemy.
Mr. DEDEDE: What are you talking about.
Visual Prophet: Ryan, from the beginning I was an admirer. It all changed the moment I realized I transcend you. There is no hatred, there is no anger, and there is no sycophantic adulation. Now it’s complete indifference. Even though you hurt me personally with your cruel actions weeks and weeks ago, I still found it in my heart to forgive you in the end. That way you hold no emotional bearing in my beautiful head. However there is a penance that’s gotta be paid for being a low down, black hearted piece of gutter trash. A “GAWD” shouldn’t have to stoop to the levels you do for enjoyment, but you know the saying don’t you? You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.
Mr. DEDEDE: For someone who claims he isn’t my enemy, you sure are taking what I did to that stupid bitch of yours awfully personally. Don’t tell me that’s what lights the fire under your ass. Please don’t. If that’s all that’s pushing you forward, you might as well rip up what I presume to be are the contracts for our match at Territorial Invasion and spare yourself the humiliation, NOW. Worm.
Visual Prophet: You may not understand values like loyalty, friendship, integrity, honor. But baby boy let me clue you in on a look into the reality you claim to domineer. This world was built on these values that you eschew. People A LOT greater than you have accomplished much more than you ever will out of things like loyalty. I know, things you could give a fuck about. You tout stories about these old kings, these warlords, these criminals. You dress like Pablo Escobar, dream about Genghis Khan, quote Sun Zhu, and bow before the altar of Chairman Mao. Do you want to know the thread between all of them? The empires that these people built DIED along with them. And you are not impermanent Ryan. The moment you lose your seat in power, all you built will be torn apart. It’ll be rolled back, like what the Oompa Loompa In Chief is doing right now to the last president, except in your case there won’t be anything left.
( Visual Prophet slips over one of the documents to Mr. DEDEDE. )
Visual Prophet: You love touting your “GAWD Contract”. I drew something up of my own for this match. I’d like to call it, the Philotimo Contract. A No fine print baby, all in the flesh-
( Mr. DEDEDE immediately picks up his pen without reading it, and signs the contract. )
Visual Prophet: …. And you didn’t even read it.
Mr. DEDEDE: Yeah, I didn’t. I don’t read contracts. My lawyers usually do it for me. On this occasion, I don’t have a lawyer. But I don’t need one. We are in my domain. In my ring, an attorney is not needed. I am the Judge, Jury and Executioner. My word is law, and every word spoken against me, or in opposition to me is legally binding. You made your case, and at Territorial Invasion, it’s case fucking closed.
Visual Prophet: I like that. You lost me with all that other BS, but you delivered with that last note. I’m sure at your age your vision is shot, which probably explains why you think Kassidy is a 10, so it doesn’t surprise me that you don’t read contracts. You may not be able to read between the lines, but even your senile ass can see the writing on the wall. And you damn right, It is cased closed at TI, I can assure you of that.
Mr. DEDEDE: Sorry if I lost you, I know the words of a God become lost in translation when relayed to mere mortals. Let me spell it out for you. I don’t read contracts because I set the terms and conditions in every single environment. See you don’t get away with that unless you exude the energy for it. You don’t get to sit across these rich pampered crusty old tycoons and LITERALLY make them sweat, and fear for their wellbeing, unless it comes from your core. I have never been handed a raw deal in my life. I could give a FUCK what you have scribbled up in that stupid contract of yours. I have the upper hand in every scenario. I argue from both sides of the debate, I benefit at both sides of every spectrum. You will learn that when every effort you put into stacking the odds in your favor works in opposite of your favor, and to my own. As always. That’s God.
( DEDEDE drops the microphone on the table and sits back in his chair, grinning. )
Visual Prophet: … Do you have any idea of what the term “Philotimo” means, Ryan? It’s a double decker, it’s made up of the terms “friendship and honor”. It has everything to do with pride, it’s given meaning to men long before even a geriatric spoiled old raisin like you was even conceived. This contract is named after that term because it’s antithetical to who you are. You signed your name and sanctioned a document that for everything you rail against. You were so controlled by your own pride that you let it work against you, again. You just proved exactly why it is that all great kings fall, like a modern day Ozymandias. You will be beaten by friendship, by honor, by selflessness, by qualities that you recoil in disgust over.
You probably assumed I’d be extra with it and made our stipulation a Kassidy Heart on a Forklift match with both of your hands tied behind your back. Maybe have one of Mike Pence’s conversion therapy electroshock bands wrapped around your ballsac with an automatic timer. I actually considered that I just didn’t want to go easy on you. The best way to defeat some seemingly almighty dragon is to use his own power against him. I’m going to turn your strengths into weaknesses. Fuck killing you with kindness, you don’t deserve kindness! I’m gonna pummel you with Philotimo.
Mr. DEDEDE: Philotimo. Sounds suspect. What’s this going to be, a fucking spit swapping makeout match?
Visual Prophet: You’d probably like that :shaq:
Mr. DEDEDE: I’d win by submission :mjlit:
Visual Prophet: This match will be a singles contest scheduled for one fall…. and will have a special guest referee.
( Visual Prophet motions his hand to the stage, and the National Anthem of Russia begins to play on the PA system. Soon after, Nina Dobrev walks out to the stage with most of her head mummy-wrapped in bandages. She is dressed in black slacks and a referee striped crop top, with bandages wrapped around her midriff from the burns on her lower back. She smiles and waves to the audience, and Visual Prophet exits the ring leaving Mr. DEDEDE sitting there laughing to himself. )
Gavin Kirkland: SHE’S ALIVE! NINA DOBREV HAS RETURNED FROM THE SOVIET BURN CENTER! ISSA MIRACLE!
Deadprez: Ohhh boy. You can see our Chairman sitting there laughing, but I don’t think he finds anything funny. Visual Prophet truly wants to use poetic justice to defeat The Gawd, and now that the entire match itself is in the hands of a woman he burned, and humiliated, and took advantage of…. how could he possibly say the odds are in his favor?!
Gavin Kirkland: Well do you have the balls to tell DDD his chances are fucked?! Because I sure don’t! But I will say this, Visual Prophet could not have picked a better guest official for this match! Nina D may be all smiles tonight but trust me when I tell you, Hell and even Gawdzilla himself hath no fury like a woman scorned!
( Visual Prophet is at the stage, and Nina Dobrev raises his hand while Mr. DEDEDE sits in the ring with a sardonic grin. )
Deadprez: I won’t ever count Mr. DEDEDE out in my life. I made that mistake one too many times back in the Summer of 07. But I won’t be surprised at all if we end up with the exact same scene at Territorial Invasion. Visual Prophet was enough of a problem for DDD as it was, on any normal circumstance. He is truly one of the most naturally gifted talents to step foot through these doors in a long time. But no matter what DDD says, the odds ARE stacked in Vizzy’s favor. There’s no way around it, and there may be no way for DDD around the inevitable come Territorial Invasion!
(Commercial featuring Mr. DEDEDE vs. The Visual Prophet for the Answers World Championship!)
(“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus plays, and Lance Blackfyre stomps out to the stage eyeing down Frank Grayson already in the ring licking his lips before aggressively walking down the ramp to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, from Chicago, Illinois, weighing in at three hundred and sixty five pounds…..”THE OMEN OF DESTRUCTION”…..LLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAANCEEEE BLLLAAACCKFYYYYREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Just look at the size of this neanderthal!
Deadprez: Lance is looking to make a statement heading into Territorial Invasion and I know I wouldn’t want to be Frank Grayson right now!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: And we’re underway here and both men step in the center of the ring. Look at the size difference here.
(Frank Grayson aggressively pushes Lance by his chest.)
Frank Grayson: “BRING IT! I DON’T FEAR YOU!”
Deadprez: I have no idea what he was thinking there as Lance lets out a chuckle…and now Frank throws an elbow to the face of Lance and now he’s throwing repetitive elbows to the face of Lance and Lance is trying to cover up and now Frank runs to the ropes…AND RUNS RIGHT INTO A SHOULDER KNOCKDOWN FROM LANCE! LANCE JUST BULLDOZED HIM!
Gavin Kirkland: Lance picks up Frank by his head with ease and places in the corner and now takes a few steps back and charges at Frank but Frank sidesteps it. Frank waits for Lance to turn around and is going for a tornado DDT but Lance just caught him in mid air! Lance now repositions Frank in the air and slams him hard down to the mat! Frank just landed hard on his head! :lupe:
Deadprez: LANCE NOW RUNS TO THE ROPES AND BULLDOZES RIGHT THROUGH FRANK AGAIN WHEN HE GOT TO HIS FEET! LANCE JUST SEEMS TO BE TOYING WITH FRANK NOW! HE NOW JUST WAITS FOR FRANK TO GET TO HIS FEET AND NOW HE TURNS AROUND….SHATTERED JOY CONNECTS!! THE BICYCLE KICK! SAY GOODNIGHT!!
OOONNNEEEEEEE!!!! TWWWWOOO!!!!!!! TTTHRREEEEE!!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Old Town Road” hits as Lance stands over the fallen Frank Grayson and gets his hand raised in victory.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER……LAAAANNNCCEEEE BBBLLLAACCKKFFFYYRREEE!!!!!
Deadprez: Wow, fair to say that was an impressive victory as he makes short work of Frank. Look out for Lance in that fight against Eric’s crew!
(The camera fades into Kyra Phillips in an interview room. She is sat down in the chair looking dolled up in her burgundy, tight v neckline dress. Her hair is straight and nothing too complicated. Kyra has a smile on her face as she looks into a camera.)
Kyra Phillips: Hello, everyone. At Territorial Invasion, there are a ton of matches on the card with the potential to steal the show. However, with me right now, is a woman who constantly finds herself the talk of the town. She will be defending the New Breed Championship against Dynasty’s Archimedes J. Manson and Voltage’s Kai Zolomon. She is the New Breed Champion herself. Glad that you could spare us some of your time to do this interview, Felix.
(The camera goes straight head and stops at Felix Hartley. The New Breed Championship is glistening on her shoulder. Felix has an aura that exudes confidence, despite all the shit that has happened to her within the past week. It doesn’t matter; she is still New Breed Champion and heads and shoulders above anyone that she crosses paths with. Felix has her hair up high in an Ariana Grande styled ponytail. She is wearing a black, sequin dress and looks dolled up for this interview.)
Felix Hartley: The pleasure is all mine, Kyra.
Kyra Phillips: It’s been an insane week for you, Felix. We already got your insight about your mindset going into your match with Mr. DEDEDE during a Fight Grid Exclusive, but do you think it was the smartest thing to do before your match at Territorial Invasion? Kai Zolomon and Archimedes J. Manson will be looking for anything to use to pick you apart, and you just gave them something in which they can use against you.
Felix Hartley: Did I really, though? You think that I would be so stupid to give them some free material to use against me? Come on, Kyra; I wanted to have a little fun out there, but since Mr. DEDEDE didn’t want to give me the pleasure I wanted, I decided not to give him the pleasure of this amazing back-and-forth match that could have happened. It’s sad that despite my giving him that W, he still needed to use two finishers to take me out. Was he so desperate to establish that he was better than me? Is his ego that huge? At least, I was selfless enough to keep him happy and myself fresh for my title defense. You gotta love a smart woman.
Kyra Phillips: It was an interesting approach to that match. We’ll see at Territorial Invasion if it was an effective one, but how do you feel going into this title defense? Any worries and concerns?
Felix Hartley: What’s there to be worried about? Kai has proven that he’s nothing more than a freak. I may love freaks in the sheets, but Kai Zolomon is nothing more than an edgelord. How long until he does something reckless and stupid and ends his career? That could never be me, Kyra; I could never do something stupid and cost myself this reign. I can already sense that Kai is going to do something stupid and cost himself the match. He’s all about proving that he’s “hardcore” but, in my last two title defenses, I have proven that I can match that level of intensity. I could even be more hardcore than Kai could ever dream of being. The difference between him and me is that I’ll retain. I’ll come out on top, and he’ll just crash and burn like he always does. I can admit that he’s caught me off guard on a few occasions the past few weeks. He needed to catch me off guard for a slight second to capitalize, but that’s not going to happen at Territorial Invasion. My opponents have realized that when defending this championship, there is nothing that catches me off guard. There is nothing that stands in my way. They may see all this ass, class and sass, but Kai needs to realize that I’m champion for a reason. It wasn’t because I relied on my sexual nature. It was because I’m fucking good. I’m fucking good on the microphone and in the ring. There is no man or woman that can touch me in those two things.
Kyra Phillips: On Dynasty last night, it seemed like Archimedes J. Manson got the upper hand on you? You’ve stated in the Fight Grid Exclusive that he doesn’t belong in this match. What makes you think of that?
Felix Hartley: It sad how he likes to joke around when Archimedes is the fucking joke, Kyra. How in the world am I supposed to take him seriously? Archimedes is in his own little world, and he’s not aware of how serious this championship match is. He may think that it’s adorable how he calls himself “The Animaniac” and thinks that he’s a comedian, but this isn’t a match that he should use as an opportunity for a laugh. I love that he doesn’t give a fuck and continues to be his weird, insane self, but that shit isn’t going to fly with me at Territorial Invasion. I don’t think he belongs in this match and I don’t think he’s suited to be New Breed Champion. If I let someone like Archimedes leave Auburn with my title, the prestige goes down in a heartbeat. This championship will go back to being the belt that people could care less about. All my hard work to make this championship mean something goes down the drain, and that’s not going to be okay. The shit he pulled last night. Does he think that he’s going to make me look like a clown? Despite that clown makeup on my face, I am still the hottest talent in this company. I’m the best-looking New Breed on the scene, and there’s no one that is going to take that away from me. Just like no one is going to take this championship away from me. At Territorial Invasion, this New Breed Stallion is keeping her gold. Archimedes and Kai will be returning back to their brands empty-handed and continue to be the disappointments like they already were.
Kyra Phillips: These are confident words from our champion. Felix, once again, I appreciate you for taking some of your time to do this interview. It was wonderful to get your insight, and I wish you all the luck in your title defense.
Felix Hartley: I don’t need the luck but thank you, and it was my pleasure.
(Scene transitions to ringside.)
(“Wolves ov Siberia” by Behemoth begins to play throughout the arena as Shane Gates starts to walk out accompanied by Angela Grant. The crowds shower him with boos as he slowly makes his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is Scheduled for ONE FALL!”
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Roman: Introducing first, accompanied to the ring by Angela Grant, he hails from Huntington Beach, California, weighing in at 213 pounds…. “THE FN’ DYNASTY” SHANE GATES!
(The crowd continue to shower him with boos as Angela holds the ropes open for him, hopping in he looks around and smirks, before climbing to the second rope and raising his arms, Angela claps.)
Deadprez: Shane Gates is here and what we match we have between him and Shaker Jones. He is unpredictable and that makes this man dangerous.
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, I hear you.
Deadprez: Hey play, we have a match about to start here, what’s going on?
Gavin Kirkland: Oh, we do? I mean, oh yeah… WE do! So yeah, Shane Gates, impressive.
Deadprez: Stop looking at Angela.
(“Love it Loud” by Kiss kicks off as the crowd cheers, the howling of a wolf sounds throughout the arena before Shaker Jones walks out, priming his mustache and beard. Focused on the ring, he makes his way, interacting with some fans never keeping his eyes off Gates.)
Gina Romano: His opponent hailing from Inglis, Manitoba! Weighing in at 238 pounds! He is “THE CANADIAN WOLF” SHAKER JONES!
(The crowd cheers as Shaker gets to the ring, he rolls in and stand in the middle, looking over at Gates in the corner, Angela is rubbing his chest. The referee gets Gates girlfriend out of the ring and checks both men before calling for the bell)
Deadprez: The Canadian Wolf, the fans are howling, and he is looking for a huge win tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: “Yeah, Shaker is good, he’s hairy too….
Deadprez: Yo man, you have gots to focus here!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh, I am like so focused right now.
Deadprez: To the match!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh right… yeah, that.
(The referee calls for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
(Both wrestlers circle around the ring and lock up.)
Deaprez: Both men locking up, the bigger Shaker pushes Gates back to the ropes and makes a clean break. Gates is arguing with the referee saying there was a bit of hair pulling, I didn’t see it.
Gavin Kirkland: Me either.
Deadprez: Are you even watching the match or Angela’s ass?
Gavin Kirkland: Oh definitely the match.
Deadprez: Shaker and Gates lock up again, this time Gates goes behind Shaker, he tries to run to the ropes, Shaker hangs on, Gates rolls through, springs back and huge elbow to Gates! Stunning him, Jones turns and Clotheslines Gates out of his boots! Gates rolls out of the ring to get comforted by Angela but Jones is having none of it, the referee didn’t even get a chance to make a count! Jones grabs Gates and throws him back into the ring, rolling after him but Gates hits a knee to the chest, he starts pummeling Jones as he tried to roll in after him!
Gavin Kirkland: Gates was trying to get comforted by Angela, Jones should have just left them alone, he triggered something in Shane Gates and we have seen that this guy isn’t exactly the most stable person in the ring.
Deadprez: You back with us?
Gavin Kirkland: Temporarily.
Deadprez: Gates is trying to take the advantage, he picks up Shaker and whips him into the turnbuckle, running in after him but Jones gets a boot up! Gates stumbles back, Jones grabs Gates and a spinning belly to belly suplex! Gates his hard!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker Jones is deceivingly strong. Shane Gates landed awkwardly on the mats. Shaker runs against the ropes and HUGE SPLASH! He goes for the cover!
Deadprez: Gates kicks out! Angela on the outside yelling encouragement. Shaker picks up Gates by the hair, no Shane poked him in the eye! Shaker trying to… wait for it…. Shake it off! Gates places his foot on Shaker’s face, pulls his arm into EAT DEFEAT! He hit that hard! Shaker maybe out!
Gavin Kirkland: “Shane is not going for a pin, instead he runs against the ropes and drives a corkscrew elbow into the chest of Jones! Wait… damn son he is picking up Jones by the beard, a hand full of it, getting him back up to his feet and hitting a Spinning Heel Kick! FLUSH TO THE JAW! He is down!
Deadprez: Shaker trying to get back up, he is sitting up right into a flurry of kicks by Shane Gates! Over and over right into BULLET2HEAD! THAT CAUGHT JONES AND HE MIGHT BE OUT! GATES WITH THE COVER!
Deadprez: NO! SHAKER JONES GETS THE SHOULDER UP!
(The crowd cheers as Shaker is still in this match.)
Gavin Kirkland: “The Crowd really showing their support for Shaker Jones here as Shane Gates has taken control of this match. He sits up Shaker, driving his knee into his back and stretching out his arms, he is trying to wear Shaker down her, smart play by Gates.
Deadrprez: It is, Shaker is a tough Canadian bastard and he’s showing it on many occasions. Gates hasn’t been able to put him away, he is trying to wear him down but listen to the crowd, they are howling to get Shaker going!
The crowd howls, they start to clap as Shaker starts to feel alive, hearing their cheers, slowly stirring, looking around before starting to break the hold.)
Deadprez: He is feeding off the crowd,. They are inspiring Jones as he looks to be breaking out of this, Gates can’t believe it, Jones is now to one knee, forcing Gates to break the hold, he runs against the ropes and Shaker CATCHES HIM WITH THE SHAKER MAKER! FIREMAN’S CARRY CUTTER! GATES MAYBE OUT! SHAKER SLOWLY CRAWLING OVER FOR THE COVER!
Gavin: NO! GATES KICKS OUT! ANGELA WAS ABOUT TO SCREAM AND MAKE MY EROTIC DREAMS COME TRUE!
Gavin: I meant…. That Angela…. Well…..
Deadprez: Save it playa. Jones looks around at the crowd, they are really behind this cat…. Or wolf should I say! He picks up Shane Gates, runs against the ropes…. Oh wait… SUPA DUPA KICK! SHANE GATES IS DOWN AGAIN! SHAKER AIN’T GOING FOR THE COVER! HE’S CLIMBING THE TOPE ROPE!
Gavin Kirkland: OH NO, THE RING IS GOING TO BREAK! SHAKER WITH A TOAD SPLASH BECAUSE A FROG IS TOO DAMN SMALL! HE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER! ANGELA IS BESIDE HERSELF! I NEED TO GO COMFORT HER, PREZ!
Deadprez: OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! HERE IS THE COVER!
Deadprez: NO! DAMN IT! SHANE GATES SOMEHOW GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! SHAKER LOOKING AT THE REFEREE WHO HOLDS UP TWO FINGERS! WE THOUGHT HE HAD HIM! Shaker is wasting no time, picking up Gates but Shane rolls up behind, Shaker turns INTO A PELE KICK! SHANE GATES ROLLS SHAKER OVER! HE’S GOING FOR THE DECAPITATOR!
Gavin Kirkland: HE IS TRYING TO HOOK THE ARM! IF HE LOCKS THIS IN, IT’S OVER! SHAKER FIGHTING IT THOUGH! THE CROWD IS GOING NUTS!
(The Crowd cheering loudly, howling trying to get Shaker going as it helps, he fights hard as he can to not have the hold locked in)
Deadprez: SHAKER IS FIGHTING HARD! HE AIN’T DONE! HE AIN’T DONE! GATES IS NOT BELIEVING THIS! SHAKER FIGHTS OUT! GATES ROLLS OVER, SHAKER GETS TO HIS FEET AND GATES GRABS SHAKER INTO THE CALIFORNIAN DESTRUCTION!
Gavin Kirkland: WAIT FOR IT! SHAKER SHAKE SOUT OF IT LANDING ON HIS FEET! ANGELA IS NOW ON THE APRON! SHAKER WITH A HUGE EUROPEN UPPERCUT ON GATES! HE HAS HIM LOCKED INTO THE HOWLING!
Deadprez: SHAKER GONNA FINISH IT HERE!
(The referee turns to Angela to get down on the apron, Shaker is about to lift the spinning DDT but the distraction was enough for Gates to break the hold and punt Shake right in the groin.)
Deadprez: HE JUST PUNTED SHAKERS BALLS!
Gavin Kirkland: OUCH! HE ROLLS SHAKER BEHIND WITH A HAND FULL OF TRUNK! THE REFEREE FNALLY TURNS AROUND AND SEES IT!
Deadprez: NOT LIKE THIS!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(The crowd erupts in a chorus of boos as Shaker rolls over holding his private parts as Gates quickly rolls out of the ring into the arms of Angela.)
Gina Romano: Here is your Winner….. SHANE GAAAAAATTTTEEEEESSSSS!
(“Wolves ov Siberia” by Behemoth play throughout the arena, Gates raises his arms in victory slowly making his way toward the back still staring at the ring, holding the back of his neck Angela smiles and keeps pulling him while Shaker grabs on to the ropes and stares at Gates. The crowd continues to boo.)
Deadprez: Highway robbery, Shaker was in control and Gates found a way to win with a low blow, the fans here are not happy.
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker was in control for a good portion of the match, but Angela’s distraction was enough for Gates to pull it off. I’ll just watch Angela leave now if that’s okay.
Deadprez: Yeah yeah, we’ll be right back.
(Gates and Angela continue to walk toward the back while Shaker is finally getting to his feet with the roar from the crowd.)
(Commercial break promoting the New Breed Championship Match with Felix Hartley, Kai Zolomon and Archimedes J. Manson.)
(“Put Em Up” by Lupe Fiasco plays through the speakers as the crowd gives a mixed reaction for the Universal Women’s Champion. It must be because of her association with a certain Gawd, but Kassidy Heart strolls out with confidence, not caring about the reception of the fans. Kassidy has the championship on her left shoulder. She is wearing an eye-catching back sequin suit, which shines underneath the spotlight.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION…KAAASSSSSSSSSIIIIIDDDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYY HEEEEAAAAAAARRRRRRRRTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: The Showdown crowd hasn’t been too high on Kassidy Heart recently. They haven’t forgotten about the lowkey shots that she has taken on Cameron Ella Ava in her promo videos. With someone as respected by the locker room and EAW Universe, no one is going to like them at all. It also doesn’t help who Kassidy is married too. Kassidy gave him a chance to prove that he isn’t the same man who tormented Cameron Ella Ava and her family last year. It hasn’t been a popular decision at all with anyone. Cameron doesn’t understand the decision, and she refuses to let Kassidy make similar mistakes that she made in this company.
Gavin Kirkland: I believe people can change, Deadprez. Our fantastic chairman has done everything to prove that he’s changed for the better. Why are these people booing this woman? This woman is Mrs. Ryan Adams. She deserves respect from everyone around here. I love Cameron Ella Ava, but I don’t agree with what she has been doing at all. She’s been trying to mess up this beautiful marriage and Kassidy is not having it whatsoever. It seems like Mr. DEDEDE and Kassidy Heart are proving to be the most prominent power couple that this company has ever seen. Cameron can’t accept that and is doing everything she can to break them up, but it’s not working.
(The commentators have stopped talking, Kassidy Heart is already in the ring with a microphone in her hands. It seems like the mixed reactions from the crowd have gone to boos as Kassidy rolls her eyes at the EAW Universe. “Put Em Up” dies down as she thinks about what she is going to talk about.)
Kassidy Heart: I was pretty quiet last week, and there’s a shit-ton I want to discuss. I’ll do that when I cut my promos towards Cameron. However, I’m not going to stand here and let someone try to meddle into my business and fuck up my marriage. I’m aware of all the shit that Ryan has done, and it’s fucking terrifying, but I am taking Ryan’s word when he has stated that he’s a changed man. Marrying me has forced him to change for the better and ever since giving him a chance, he has done everything to make me feel like an absolute queen. I do believe there are redeemable qualities with Ryan Adams and I could give a fuck less if you people don’t see it. The only thing that matters is that I see it with my very own eyes. I don’t think it’s right for Cameron to assume that my relationship is going to fall apart as her’s did with that piece of shit ex-boyfriend as hers. I’m sorry that she went through that, but I can assure you that mine isn’t going to fall apart. Staying in this marriage with Ryan is not a popular decision with everyone. There are people like Cameron Ella Ava who claim that I am making the biggest mistake of my life, but it’s none of her fucking business to intervene and try to mess things up. As far as our marriage is concerned, the ball is in Ryan’s court and it’s his to drop. So far we’re in the right place together, and no one is going to mess things up. Notably, a Goddess.
(Right on cue, “ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli blasts through the speakers as the crowd gives a standing ovation for Cameron Ella Ava who walks out with a stern look on her face. Cameron is wearing a basic white crop top with a white blazer and blue jeans. Cameron has heard enough from Kassidy and her delusional mind and plans to put a stop to it.)
Gavin Kirkland: By the look on Cameron Ella Ava’s face, it seems like she has a lot to say to Kassidy Heart.
Deadprez: This is going to get ugly.
(Cameron Ella Ava is already seen in the ring as she gets a microphone from the timekeeper. She looks at Kassidy Heart across the ring with a serious look on her face as well. “ULTRAnumb” dies down as Cameron tries to process her surroundings before responding.)
Cameron Ella Ava: God, you’re so delusional, Kassidy. “It doesn’t matter all the horrible shit Ryan did; he treats me like a queen!” Get the fuck out of here with that bullshit. Do you realize that this shit isn’t okay? None of this is normal. How you got married? That’s not normal. Him treating you almost like property? That’s not normal. You do not realize that you are making the biggest mistake in your life, and that is what is pissing me off, Kassidy. Ryan’s brainwashed you so early on. Do you not realize that you were on his wrong side the moment you disagreed with what he wanted you to do? The moment you decide to conform to him, he suddenly treats you like a queen because he got you where he wanted you? In the palm of his fucking hand, where he can treat you like a fucking puppet. Why don’t you dance for him?
Kassidy Heart: Haha, you think you’re hilarious? It’s funny how you feel that you have a chance going up against me when you’ve failed at capturing a World Championship at Territorial Invasion back-to-back seasons. I’m going to make a third time, for a charm. It seems like a pattern with you going after World Championships; you always end up finding yourself flat on your back each time. You lost to Theron Nikolas at Grand Rampage; you lost to Stephanie Matsuda at Manifest Destiny last year; lost to Darkane last year at Territorial Invasion; lost to Rex McAllister at Wrath of the Dragon; you also lost against your husband two years ago at Territorial Invasion. It seems like your aspirations at going for a male World Championship haven’t worked well for you, and you think that I’m going to be much easier for you? Is that why you set your sights on me?
Cameron Ella Ava: Are you just pointing my setbacks? At least, I have setbacks. At least, I have trials instead of the ones that I make up in the back of my mind as you do. I mean, the one time you lose a match, and you get an emotional breakdown. “Muh, perfect record is ruined! ? ? ” Give me a fucking break. But, if you want to point down my losses at World Championship matches, I’ll point out your notable losses. I mean, who can’t forget about Manifest Destiny when Astraea Jordan made you her bitch? Who could forget you losing to Serena Bennett after a distraction from Ahren Fournier and you holding a grudge over her because she managed to defeat you in a match? You win matches; you lose matches. That’s EAW for you, but instead, we have to protect Kassidy’s feelings because she’s nothing more than a fragile bitch who can’t take someone defeating her.
Kassidy Heart: What did you call me?
Cameron Ella Ava: I called you a fragile bitch. I mean, it’s so cute how you think just because you married Mr. DEDEDE, that makes you untouchable. You believe that you can walk around and give me the same energy and shit that Serena gave you and that I’m supposed to take it? That’s not going to work, sweetheart. He may be the only person that can humble you, but I’ll make sure to add my name in the list of people who have humbled you once I take that Universal Women’s Championship from you. There’s a reason why the locker room was rooting for Serena Bennett out of all people to take that championship away from you; it’s because you went a year without doing jack shit, but have one-sided beef with Flannery McCoy about her being out to get her. Meanwhile, the CHAIRMAN, YOUR HUSBAND claimed that there was someone in that board room rooting for you, but that goes against your fucking agenda of being “held back.” “Wahhhhh, I have to earn my opportunities! How dare I not being handed the things I deserve! ? ? ” It must piss you off knowing that I cannot be an active member of the Women’s Division, demand for a title shot and get it. You may feel powerful because you have the Chairman who could fire me anytime he wants too, but he’s not going to do that because there is no denying what I bring to the fucking table as a wrestler, businesswoman and reality tv star. That right there is the power of Cameron Ella Ava. I can do whatever the fuck I want. Meanwhile, you need fucking permission from your husband on whether you can kick my ass in the ring.
Kassidy Heart: At least, my husband gives a shit about what happens to me, your husband couldn’t give a damn about you when you were getting death, destructed and raped by my husband last year. You can point fingers about how awful Ryan is, but we’re supposed to believe that your husband is any better than mine? Give me a break, Cameron. Don’t tell me you’re as dense as everybody says you are. I’ll assume you aren’t a complete double-talking hypocrite and give you the benefit of the doubt that you just don’t remember. In case you forgot, just LAST YEAR Jamie left you in a position where any woman with common sense should have divorced his ass, but the fact that you believe he doesn’t need to redeem himself from not being there for you is ridiculous. Throughout those last six months, he could have done everything to make sure that he got his revenge at Ryan. Instead, Jamie left you to suffer and become mentally damaged. He should have returned and set his sights after Ryan. What did Jamie do instead? He went after Theron Nikolas and the Answers World Championship. Jamie put his own selfish needs against needing to help you feel better, but all these people still cheer for him. He is even getting praised as a legend when he’s nothing more than someone who deserves to be alone in this world. In reality he’s weak, and delusional, and a shell of what he used to be. Just like you, bitch.
Cameron Ella Ava: Much like Jamie had the temptation to be my knight in shining armor; I had the desire to be saved. I would have loved nothing more than for him to come to my aid, but I learned to become my knight in shining armor. I managed to survive your monster of a husband and become a stronger person. Jamie could have saved me at Road to Redemption, but he wanted me to have my moment. He wanted me to have my moment of being the woman that fought for the honor of him and our family. He realized that I never needed his help, and he believed in me more than I did myself. Jamie feels terrible about the entire thing, and it’s guilt that eats him up every day. He probably believes that he deserves to be alone in this world, but he always has me. It’s cute, though; you are trying to twist my narrative around and use it against me. No one is going to believe that Jamie O’Hara is as shit of a human being as Ryan Adams. Jamie’s a cunt, but he’s not a piece of shit. That’s your husband and will always be. There’s going to come a day where he drops the facade he has with you. His true colors will be revealed, and he will leave you heartbroken, bitter and confused. When that day happens, I will tell you, “I told you so.”
Kassidy Heart: Territorial Invasion is not about our husbands. It’s about us and competing for the Universal Women’s Championship. We can’t stray away from the main thing we are fighting for, and that’s this title on my shoulder. You saw my last match with Serena Bennett. That was The Mauler. That was a woman who wasn’t afraid to step into the ring with some of the biggest competitors they throw at me. You may not be the giant competitors that I faced during my time at So-Cal Ultraviolent, but you are the one with the biggest star power. You are the woman who has set the bar for women’s wrestling, but I am the woman on her way to surpass it. Quitting is not an option at Territorial Invasion, Cameron. I’m going to make you regret ever deciding to get involved in my business. I told you to stay away from my business, but you’ve pissed me off so much that I’m looking to go into this match and making you stay out of my business. I don’t need to help me out. I don’t want to be helped. I want to be the most violent, relentless, and dominating champion in professional wrestling. You should be fortunate that I’m letting step into my ring and take a moment of my valuable time because all I want to do is hurt you. Just like I wanted to hurt Ahren Fournier at Pain for Pride. I want you to feel as much pain as Ahren did. You were placed on my path to be an example of how I am not someone to be fucked with. Now, I get to bring you to your knees. Like the ex-chairman used to.
Cameron Ella Ava: (laughs) Is that so?
Kassidy Heart: Damn right.
Cameron Ella Ava: You’re right, Kassidy. It seems like I wasted my time on to prove that Ryan Adams is a piece of shit because there’s just no hope for you at this moment. Bring The Mauler to the match, and I’ll fucking show you why they call me The Goddess.
(Cameron Ella Ava slams the microphone down hard as “ULTRAnumb” plays through the speakers again. Kassidy holds a death glare as Cameron exits out the ring.)
Deadprez: It seems like Cameron Ella Ava is not playing games with Kassidy Heart. Cameron was looking out for Kassidy and her “marriage;” however, Kassidy doesn’t sound like she needs saving at all. Kassidy may have awakened the side of Cameron Ella Ava we haven’t seen in years. The same Cameron Ella Ava who ruled the Women’s Division with an iron fist back in the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017.
Gavin Kirkland: It seems like Cameron Ella Ava awakened The Mauler and that’s terrifying as well. If we manage to get those two sides of women, then this is going to steal the show at Territorial Invasion.
(The last shot is of Cameron Ella Ava smirk at Kassidy Heart in the ring as Kassidy maintains that death glare as she anticipates what is yet to come for Cameron.)
(Commercial break promoting the Universal Women’s Championship Match between Kassidy Heart and Cameron Ella Ava.)
(Showdown returns from break and immediately cuts to the ring area. Viktor Stone is seen in the ring already, stretching and getting prepared for his match with Xander Payne. Gina, microphone in hand, steps forward.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: ALREADY IN THE RING… FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA… WEIGHING IN AT 225 POUNDS… VIKTOR STONE!
(The crowd reacts accordingly, but when “It Follows” by Cane Hill begins to play, they erupt in a chorus of angry boos.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT… FROM BRAMPTON, ONTARIO… WEIGHING IN AT 240 POUNDS… XANDER PAYNE!
Gavin Kirkland: If Xander Payne weighs 240 pounds, then my dick is 6’8… and as impressive as it is, it’s not 6’8…
Deadprez: Welp, that is more information than I ever wanted to know, but nevertheless, Xander has a look of pure focus on his face tonight. He’s walking to the ring with a purpose and no doubt looking to make some kind of example out of Viktor Stone here tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: As of right now, Xander isn’t scheduled to compete at Territorial Invasion, which you know annoys the hell out of him. His opponent though will be part of what’s being billed as a Dynasty versus The World Match. Viktor will join his fellow Showdown Elitists Lance Blackfyre and Santo Muerte, and Voltage’s Korey Gaines and Frankie Paradise to take on the Dynasty team lead by Eric Havoc. Mike Gambino, Helena Merriman, Justin Windgate, and Provencal will round out the Dynasty team. That match should be pretty interesting.
(Xander slides into the ring and tells the referee to ring the bell immediately. He doesn’t want to waste any time!)
Deadprez: Breh seems to be fired up tonight!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: This is gunna be a mercy killing! All Xander has to do is sit on Viktor and it’s over!
Deadprez: Hold up a minute, my guy. Give Viktor a chance in this match. I know he’s got a lot going on right now with with this Eric Havoc mess… but Viktor has shown us on multiple occasions that’s pretty good inside the ring.
Gavin Kirkland: Whatevs! This match is underway as Xander rushes Viktor and drives him back into the corner! This walrus of a professional wrestler has Viktor trapped and is driving his boulder-like shoulder into the gut of Viktor! Viktor is doubled over in pain and Xander takes his knee, driving it up into the jaw of Viktor Stone and causing his head to snap back! Xander quickly grabs Viktor and snapmares him over and into a sitting position! Xander with a huge superkick to the back of Viktor’s head that slams Viktor’s face right into the mat! Xander grabs Viktor, pulls him to the center of the ring, and goes for a quick cover!
Deadprez: Viktor manages to get the shoulder up and Xander looks mighty insulted that Viktor Stone would kick out! :lupe:!
Gavin Kirkland: Xander grabs Viktor up and looks to hit him with a right hand, but Viktor blocks the shot and catches Xander in the blubber with a forearm! Xander clutches his stomach and backs off just a bit, and that allows Viktor to catch Xander with a jumping knee strike! Xander falls back against the ropes and Viktor rushes forward… looking to clothesline Xander down to the ground!
Deadprez: Xander gets his feet up and Viktor drops to the mat! Viktor Stone is on his knees now and Xander fakes a superkick! Viktor immediately throws his hands up, but Xander just points and laughs! He’s mocking Viktor’s defensive strategy, and now Viktor sees what’s going on! Viktor looks a little annoyed that Xander is making fun of him and he gets back to his feet! Xander stops smiling and throws all his weight towards Viktor… hitting Viktor with a clothesline that nearly turns him inside out!
Gavin Kirkland: :damn: That’s a lot of weight!
Deadprez: Viktor is down and Xander grabs him, tossing him into the corner once again! Xander rushes forward and he absolutely nails Viktor with a beautiful running senton! Viktor is smashed against the turnbuckles and Xander returns to his feet! Xander grabs Viktor Stone by the hair and hoists him up in the air! Xander seems to content to just hold on to Viktor, and let all the blood rush to Viktor’s head! Xander still hanging on to Viktor, and he’s walking around with him now! Xander readjust his position to hook Viktor’s neck and he brings him down to the mat with a neckbreaker! Xander wastes no time and immediately goes for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Viktor kicks out again!
Deadprez: A smirk crosses Xander Payne’s face as he mounts Viktor and begins unleashing a series of forearm shots to Viktor’s face! Viktor is getting absolutely destroyed right now because Xander seems to be a mission tonight! The Paynekiller doesn’t stop until he has Viktor’s nose busted open, and now we got blood. I hope we don’t end up locked out of arenas going forward like that other show here in EAW does! :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: :wow: Xander is back up and he’s pulling Viktor up as well! Xander gets Viktor into position and puts him down with a bridging fisherman’s suplex! The referee gets into position to make the count!!
Deadprez: VIKTOR STAYS ALIVE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Xander looks a little shocked by the kickout and honestly, I’m a little shocked as well! Viktor Stone is literally surviving being attacked by an actual elephant right now! Xander slowly makes his way back to a vertical base and he jerks Viktor up by the hair! Xander gets Viktor up, and positions him over his shoulder and he heads for the corner! Xander takes Viktor and drops him face first across the top turnbuckle! Viktor slumps in the corner and Xander begins unloading those shoot style kicks! Viktor has withstood a flurry of offense from Xander so far in this match, without dishing out any of his own, and I don’t even know what to say. Chubby has just been on another level tonight.
Deadprez: Xander pulls Viktor from the corner and drags him to the center of the ring. Viktor somehow manages to catch Xander in the stomach with a stiff right hand, and he lands a few more punches. Xander is forced to let go of Viktor, and allows Viktor to get up! Viktor grabs Xander and attempts to bring him down with a snap suplex, but Xander blocks! Viktor throws a series of punches to Xander, and finally is able to get him up and over for a snap suplex! Viktor immediately stays on the attack and grabs Xander, Irish whipping him into the corner! Viktor charges forward looking to hit Xander with a running Yakuza kick!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT HE MISSES!! VIKTOR SLAMS INTO THE CORNER BECAUSE XANDER MOVED AT THE LAST MINUTE AND XANDER GRABS HIM FROM BEHIND!!! GERMAN SUPLEX PLANTS VIKTOR! XANDER IS UP AND HE PULLS VIKTOR UP! DISCUS PALM STRIKE TO THE ALREADY BLOODY NOSE OF VIKTOR STONE! XANDER FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A KICK TO THE GUT AND HE GETS VIKTOR INTO POSITION FOR ‘PAYNEKILLER’!!!
Deadprez: THE PACKAGE PILEDRIVER CONNECTS ON VIKTOR AND XANDER GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOUR WINNER… XANDER PAY—
(Gina is cut off because Xander has rolled out of the ring and has demanded her microphone. The startled ring announcer hands it over and after a few seconds of breathing heavily into the mic, Xander begins to talk.)
Xander Payne: You know something? This world just doesn’t seem to appreciate the brilliant expertise of Xander Payne. I just put on a clinic tonight and do any of you people even care?
Crowd: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
Xander Payne: That’s exactly what’s wrong with this business right now. The Elitists who are passionate about their craft, and who constantly work hard to get better and improve are always the ones who are looked over and cast aside. Now, I’m not trying to sound like the many so-called persecuted Elitists who claim to be mistreated on a weekly basis, when their reality is one of comfort and opportunity. I’m simply here to point out that since MYLES came along, my career has been on a downward spiral and he is literally the only reason why that’s happened.
(The crowd screams with joy hearing Xander speak Myles’ name. That causes Xander to frown and shake his head in disgust.)
Xander Payne: You people turned your back on me and favored this so-called ‘golden child’, because he was a little flashy, a little exciting, and someone who seemingly had all the talent in the world. Nevermind the fact Myles has more than proven to be a ‘Bust of the Year’ candidate as opposed to a break out star. I NEVER wanted to be in a tag team with Myles. The corrupt regime over there on Voltage didn’t give us much choice. I did everything I could to make the most of it, and when it came time to compete at Grand Rampage and win the Unified Tag Team Championships, I made that happen. I pinned Mr. DEDEDE’s plastic whore and won the belts for The Wildcards. I carried Myles and made him more relevant than ever before, and that’s while I tried to pursue my own championship dreams as well. I came within an eyelash of defeating Noah Reigner for the World Heavyweight Championship once upon a time, and those big time matches are exactly where I belong and where I need to be. I was the next one up, so to speak, before Myles came along. So after doing some thinking, and knowing that I want to move forward and progress myself, it’s only logical that at Territorial Invasion, myself and Myles meet inside the ring and I finally put him down with ‘The Paynekiller.’ I want to be a champion again, and I’m done having my name attached to Myles. I want him gone from my life and then I want to move on to bigger and better things here in the land of Elite.
(Xander lowers the microphone, and the crowd is buzzing over the prospect of another Xander Payne versus Myles match. The two always seem to bring out the best in one another, and the knowledgeable crowd knows that and is excited about it.)
Deadprez: You know, it’s never really worked out in Xander’s favor when he’s stepped into the ring with Myles.
Gavin Kirkland: Well just judging by his tone of voice, Xander believes this time is going to be different. I don’t think he would throw out a challenge unless he was con- HANG ON! THAT’S MYLES! MYLES JUST CAME THROUGH THE CROWD AND ATTACKED XANDER FROM BEHIND!
Deadprez: MYLES SLAMS INTO THE BACK OF XANDER PAYNE AND THIS CROWD IS GOING BRAZY FOR THE SOLDIER! MYLES IS BEATING THE HELL OUT OF XANDER!!! MYLES GRABS XANDER BY THE HAIR AND LOOKS TO THROW HIM INTO THE RING STEPS, BUT XANDER IS FIGHTING BACK! XANDER AND MYLES ARE EXCHANGING RIGHTS AND LEFTS NOW! MYLES THROWS A KNEE AND IT CATCHES XANDER IN THE JAW! XANDER STAGGERS BACK, AND MYLES RUSHES FORWARD… TAKING XANDER DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE! MYLES GRABS XANDER BY THE COLLAR AND PULLS HIM UP… AND RAMS HIM HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL RINGSTEPS!
Gavin Kirkland: HERE COMES SECURITY AND THEY GRAB MYLES BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYMORE DAMAGE TO XANDER PAYNE!
Deadprez: Myles is grinning while the official is down by the ringsteps, checking on Xander! Holy shit, Gavin!
(The camera zooms in on Myles, who is shrugging off security. He gets free and rakes his hands through his hair. Xander is being helped into a sitting position, and as he sits up, his eyes lock on his former partner’s.)
Myles (Off Mic): You want another fight even though I’ve beat your ass every time we’ve been in the ring as opponents? You got it. I’ll see you at Territorial Invasion.
Gavin Kirkland: MYLES JUST ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE!
Deadprez: LOOK AT XANDER’S RESPONSE!
(Xander is smirking and has thrown two middle fingers up at Myles. Myles makes a beeline for Xander, but security quickly grabs him before Myles can get his hands on his former tag team partner again! The camera takes another shot of security hauling Myles up the ramp before Showdown fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break featuring the PURE Championship Match featuring Mark Michaels and Harlow Reichert.)
(Camera opens to find Gina Romano inside the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“My Way” by Limp Bizkit hits the speakers as Ryan Wilson makes his way out to the stage, looking smug as ever.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Montreal, Quebec, Canada… weighing in at 212 pounds… RYAN WILSON!!!
(His music immediately cuts as “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media hits and Lucas Johnson walks out accompanied by Albert Hitchman. Lucas joins Ryan on the stage and he looks back to Hitchman, assuring him it’s covered. Hitchman walks back behind the curtain as Ryan and Lucas walk to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And his tag team partner, making his way to the ring from Atlanta, Georgia, weighing in at 205 pounds… LUCAS JOHNSON!!!
(Both men roll into the ring as “Young and Bitter” fades and is replaced by “Evil of the Sky” by CFO$ as Remi Skyfire and Darcy May Morgan step out onto the stage.)
Gina Romano: And their opponents, making their way to the ring at a combined weight of 280 pounds… the team of Remi Skyfire and Darcy May Morgan… VALKYRIE!!!
Deadprez: We have interbranded action here tonight as Valkyrie has hopped over from Dynasty to take on Lucas and Ryan! This should be big considering what it could mean for Divide and Conquer at Territorial Invasion!
Gavin Kirkland: You think Darcy and Remi are actually a thing? Or maybe I got a shot at Darcy’s number?
Deadprez: I wouldn’t try it.
(Valkyrie slide into the ring simultaneously and pose together briefly before taking their positions as the referee calls for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: Looks like we’ll open with Johnson and Morgan here for this tag team matchup! Both of them circle around and look to get going with a standard lock up! But Johnson quickly powering Morgan backwards into a corner! Johnson putting the boots to Darcy now as he tries to gain the advantage and some momentum heading into next week! Kick after kick is landing and the referee comes over to count! But Johnson steps away before the count can start! The referee checks on Darcy but Lucas grabs the referee and yanks him away! Lucas rushing in with a leaping forearm— BUT DARCY SIDESTEPS AND LUCAS CONNECTS WITH HIS JAW ON THE TURNBUCKLE! Lucas looks dazed as he steps out of the corner! FACE ACHE! NO! Lucas managed to dodge the superkick! He grabs ahold of Darcy from behind and throws her back with a German suplex— BUT DARCY BACKFLIPS THROUGH AND LANDS ON HER FEET!
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS DOESN’T SEE! HE TURNS AROUND! FACE ACHE! THE SUPERKICK CONNECTS THIS TIME! DARCY DROPS DOWN TO MAKE THE COVER!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO—
Deadprez: But it’s broken up by Ryan Wilson! Wilson now stomping into the back of Darcy and the referee is all over him! Shoving him back to his own corner to get back on the apron! Both legal competitors are down! Darcy pushing herself up to her knees after the attack from Wilson, Johnson rolling over trying to follow suit! But Darcy manages to get up now and charges! RUNNING KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! JOHNSON SCOOPED THE LEG AND BRINGS DARCY TO THE MAT! JOHNSON HAS MORGAN BY THAT LEG AND NOW TRYING TO TURN IT INTO AN ANKLE LOCK! DARCY IS FIGHTING BACK THOUGH! KICKING AWAY AT LUCAS AND TRYING TO FREE HER LEG!
Deadprez: Darcy manages to slip the hold! She tries to roll to her feet but Johnson meets her there! He grabs her with the rear waistlock and executed the release German suplex! This time it connects as Darcy crashes back into the mat! Johnson rushes over and grabs her again! ANOTHER RELEASE GERMAN! AND IT SENDS DARCY RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! DARCY MAY BE OUT COLD! JOHNSON NOW WITH THE COVER!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO—
Gavin Kirkland: BUT SKYFIRE NOW DRAGGING LUCAS OFF OF DARCY AND OUT OF THE RING BY THE BOOT! AND A MASSIVE RIGHT HAND ACROSS THE JAW OF LUCAS JOHNSON! AND A LEFT! AND ANOTHER RIGHT! JOHNSON IS DAZED ON THE OUTSIDE AND THE REFEREE IS LIVID! YELLING AT REMI TO GET JOHNSON BACK INTO THE RING! REMI GRABBING LUCAS TO TRY AND TODS HIM BACK IN— BUT LUCAS SHOVES HER OFF AND CONNECTS WITH A STRAIGHT RIGHT HAND OF HIS OWN! REMI IS STUNNED AS LUCAS ROLLS HIMSELF BACK INTO THE RING!
Deadprez: BUT DARCY IS RIGHT THERE AND CATCHES HIM IN A FRONT FACELOCK! PLANTING LUCAS WITH A DDT! Darcy still getting her bearings after connecting with the turnbuckle but she has to be ready to go! Johnson is already trying to get back up from the DDT and Morgan has to capitalize on the window she has! Skyfire is climbing back up to the apron! Darcy looking to make a tag! BUT LUCAS GRABS HER BY THE BOOT! JOHNSON NOW DRAGGING HER BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! BUT DARCY LEAPS OFF HER FREE LEG INTO A MULE KICK! JOHNSON IS KNOCKED BACK AND DARCY LUNGES AND TAGS IN SKYFIRE! REMI COMES IN AND IMMEDIATELY TAKES JOHNSON DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE! AND SHE RUNS OVER WITH A BIG ELBOW TO WILSON IN THE CORNER! SHE KNOCKS RYAN OFF THE APRON AND TURNS BACK TO LUCAS! REMI RUNS OVER AND PLANTS A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP INTO LUCAS’S CHEST! SHE MAKES THE COVER!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT! Not quite enough to put down Albert Hitchman’s chosen champion! Remi isn’t pleased with it though! She immediately told him through into a cradle pin! REMI HAS THE TIGHTS!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THR—
Deadprez: Another Kickout but Remi trying every trick in the book here to end this match! She needs to hit something big before Lucas can recover and she’s gonna look to do just that! Trying to tie up the legs of Johnson! Looking for Mary Jane’s Last Dance! She’s struggling to get the leg in position! Now dropping hammerfists into the knee of Johnson! She’s about to lock it in! But Johnson finally comes to and rolls himself over! His legs are all tied up but he manages to get an arm around the bottom rope and cling to it! The referee now pulling Remi off of him and creating some distance but remi not having it! She rushes past the referee— BUT JOHNSON WITH A DROP TOE HOLD! REMI HITS FACE FIRST INTO THE RING ROPES AS JOHNSON SCRAMBLES! HE REACHES OUT! MAKES THE TAG! HERE COMES RYAN WILSON!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan moves in and is quick with a kick to the ribs of Skyfire! Wilson isn’t used to having the size advantage but he seems to be enjoying it now! In a move that is no woman’s fantasy, Ryan wraps his arms around Remi’s waist! GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB PLANTS THE FORMER SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! Wilson now looking to pick Skyfire apart as he grabs her arm and now trying to manipulate that Elbow joint! He twists it back and rolls Remi over! Trying to apply some variant of a fujiwara armbar! Now with that locked in he grabs her hand and trying to twist that wrist joint! Looking to make full work of the arm here! But Remi now trying to push herself to her knees! She manages to get her legs underneath her! Ryan still twisting that wrist but Skyfire is back to her feet! She tries to relieve the pressure! BUT WILSON LETS GO AND CONNECTS ANOTHER HARD KICK TO HER RIBS! Remi is gasping as the impact clearly knocked the air out of her lungs! But Wilson grabs her quickly while he has the chance! He picks her up in a spinebuster position and drives her back! SPINE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! FURTHER DRIVING ANY BREATH OUT OF HER BODY!
Deadprez: Skyfire is leaned against the corner as she tries to get her air but Wilson not letting up! She lifts her and places her up on the top rope! He climbs up to follow her! WILSON LIFTING REMI UP HIGH! SUPERPLEX FROM THE TOP ROPE! WILSON BRINGS REMI CRASHING HARD TO THE MAT! REMI COULD BE BLACKED OUT IF SHE DOESN’T GET SOME OXYGEN IN HER LUNGS! WILSON MAKES THE QUICK COVER!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREE—
Deadprez: But Skyfire still Powers out! She’s barely breathing and her eyes look like she’s fading but she’s still got some fight in her! She’s laying on the mat as she tries to get some breath but Ryan now moving in and trying to grab her by the head! BUT REMI SWINGS HER LEG UP AND KICKS RYAN RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES! WILSON IS STUNNED AND SKYFIRE NOW MANAGING TO CREATE SOME DISTANCE! SHE GASPS A FEW LUNG FULLS OF AIR AS WILSON NOW CHARGES! REMI SIDESTEPS AND WILSON CONNECTS WITH FULL MOMENTUM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! HE PUSHES HIMSELF AWAY AND TRIES TO TURN AROUND BUT IS MET WITH A LEAPING ROUNDHOUSE FROM REMI THAT HITS RIGHT INTO THE EAR! WILSON STILL ON HIS FEET THOUGH! HE LOOKS DAZED AND REMI SEES HER CHANCE! SHE PULLS HIM RIGHT INTO A MUAY THAI CLINCH AND CONNECTS WITH A MASSIVE KNEE TO THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE! WILSON DROPS DOWN AND I CAN SEE BLOOD ALREADY TRICKLING FROM HIS NOSTRIL! REMI MAKES THE PIN!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT JOHNSON NOW DRAGGING THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING! The referee now reprimanding Johnson for that but Lucas couldn’t care less! The referee now sliding back into the ring, but he’s not done! He turns the corner— HE RUSHES TO TRY AND SWEEP THE LEGS OF DARCY MAY MORGAN!
Remi Skyfire (off-mic): DARCY!!!!
Deadprez: Remi calls it to her partner who turns and kicks Johnson backwards! Remi now charging with full steam towards the corner where Lucas is trying to attack Morgan! HOLY HELL! SHE NEVER DOES THIS! REMI SKYFIRE LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TAGS DARCY ON THE SHOULDER ON THE WAY OUT! THE REFEREE SEES THE TAG AND DARCY IS IN BUT REMI USES HER ENTIRE BODY TO TAKE OUT JOHNSON ON THE OUTSIDE! DARCY STEPS IN BETWEEN THE ROPES! WILSON IS STILL DIZZY FROM THAT KNEE THAT REMI GAVE HIM AND SHES LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE! WILSON MANAGING TO GET TO HIS FEET! HERE COMES MORGAN! WILSON TURNS AROUND! DON’T DISS DARCY! THAT BICYCLE KNEE CATCHES RYAN RIGHT ON THE NOSE WHERE HES ALREADY BLEEDING! MORGAN SCRAMBLES AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Evil of the Sky” picks up as Darcy stands to her feet. Remi rolls into the ring now and joins her partner as the two have their hands raised in victory. Ryan rolls himself over to the apron where a doctor is now checking his nose and Lucas is seen looking angry on the outside, slumped against the barricade.)
Gavin Kirkland: Valkyrie get a win here tonight. I’m proud of the Empire girls. But fuck Dynasty.
Deadprez: These two already knew how to work as a team and that chemistry is what got them through in the end. But Divide and Conquer is a monster of a match that will test that bond. And how will Ryan Wilson and Lucas Johnson bounce back for Territorial Invasion? Team Showdown needs to come hard to get the victory!
(Commercial for Kassidy Heart’s new special, “Cannibalism: Stop the Stigma.”)
(Jenny Punk can be seen chatting away on her Samsung Galaxy, walking down the hallway corridor en route to her office. After a moment, she approaches the door to her office, but is halted by Kyra Phillips who approaches her with a microphone in hand. )
Kyra Phillips: Excuse me, Jenny?
( Jenny cuts her phone call short, and diverts her attention to Kyra. )
Kyra Phillips: Thank you Jenny, I know you’re a busy woman especially leading into next week’s Territorial Invasion. But people are still buzzing over the announcement made on Fight Grid concerning the stipulation for the Divide and Conquer match, which will be “Battle Of The Sexes”. Can you elaborate on what came to this set up, and what the EAW Universe can expect from this match?
Jenny Punk: Matt Daniels, Starr Stan and I all agreed that this Divide and Conquer match needs more to unify the two teams than simply brands. This isn’t just any 7 on 7 Elimination match, this is a match where when the surviving team eliminates their opponents, they have to be able to fight amongst each other! How can seven individuals possibly see eye to eye, knowing that soon enough they’ll be at each other’s throats? What would stop these two teams from complete dysfunction and utter disarray? The three of us mulled over it, and eventually figured, why not gender?
The women’s roster in EAW has proven for years now that they’re willing to outwork, and outshine the men’s roster whenever they’re given the opportunity. We’ve put on blockbuster Marquee events, iconic matches, show stealing performances, and have had to overcompensate for preconceived notions about women in wrestling. Every single female talent, Dynasty Showdown and Voltage, can in some way relate to each other long enough to (hopefully) co-exist. I’m confident the girls will be kicking serious ass down in Auburn.
Kyra Phillips: I love to hear that, but what of the second part of the match? The “sudden death” round? Say the girls do knock off the men’s team and compete among themselves, how will a Showdown Elitists winning the entire thing benefit your brand?
Jenny Punk: That’s an excellent question Kyra. First and foremost, if a Showdown girl OR guy manages to go the distance and come away as the sole victor, it’ll lend amazing credence to the talent on this brand. We already put on, consistently, the best matches of the season. We have an amazing, incredible, talented roster of men and women who are chomping at the bit to separate themselves from the pack. Just talking to Matt and Starr, I can tell they’re just as confident in their brand. That’s why we created an incentive for going the distance.
The winning Elitist, male or female, who manages to come out as the sole victor in the Divide and Conquer match will officially earn a championship opportunity on their respective brand. I believe this creates an amazing opportunity for the Showdown Elitists in this match to really put themselves on the map, and assert themselves onto the radar of the champions on this brand. I want my roster to understand that they are not only welcome to breaking the mold, but they’re encouraged.
( Jenny looks to the camera. )
Jenny Punk: So if any of y’all are listening, NOW is the time to set yourselves apart and make an emphatic statement on one of the biggest shows of the year. You’d better believe the guys and girls on Voltage and Dynasty are taking the challenge seriously. I believe in every single one of you, and to quote our EAW Vice President, may the odds be ever in your favor.
( Jenny nods at Kyra and slips into her office before shutting the door behind her. It fades to ringside.)
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: The following contest is a NO DISQUALIFICATION match scheduled for ONE FALL!!! The Elitist to score a pinfall or submission victory will qualify to go on to Territorial Invasion, and compete in the 7 on 7 BATTLE OF THE SEXES DIVIDE AND CONQUER MATCH!
( “Hell on Heels” by the Pistol Annies hits, and Kensingten Calhoun-Astor strolls out to the stage with a designer handbag, dressed to compete. )
Gina Romano: Introducing first, residing in Savannah, Georgia, she is the “STEEL MAGNOLIA OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING”, KENSINGTEN CALHOUN-ASTOOORR!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Good God. When you look past the pomp and circumstance, this is truly one specimen of a woman. Look at how well built her back is, look at her traps, those delts, those biceps! Just think of the handjobs Deadprez! Imagine her pumping one out of you with a glove soaked in Jerkins, up-down-up-down-up-down, like a steel/iron conveyer belt cummies dispenser! This lass would leave handprints around muh dick for days!
Deadprez: Grow the hell up :dahell: This is serious business Gavin, hell wasn’t you just accusing me last week for not being invested into the interests of Showdown going into TI?
Gavin Kirkland: Oh come on! Let me have some fun!!! Besides, Kensingten has already proven herself over her opponent tonight. I love me some boricua as much as the next vato, but we all know Kensingten is the better woman for the job as far as representing Showdown in the Divide and Conquer match, so what else is there to even talk about?
Deadprez: I think some may argue otherwise, and you can tell just by Kensingten’s whole demeanor that tonight matters. She realizes or at least I hope she realizes that you can’t hang your hat on a past win for too long, the stakes are just too different this time.
( ‘Jenny From The Block (Track Masters Remix)’ by Jennifer Lopez, Jadakiss, and Styles P’ comes on the sound system. Jenny Cien walks out with an audacious look about her, wielding a Louisville Slugger in one hand. )
Gina Romano: And her opponent, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the “BADDIE WITH A BAT”, JENNNNNYYYYYYYYYYYY CCIIIIEEEEEEEEEENNN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh my lordt there is just something so damn sexy about a woman walking in my direction with a bat in her hand and a murderous facial expression. Yeah babygirl come ruin my life and beat me black and blue because I cheated on you.
Deadprez: Yeah……I’m not even sure she knows who the hell you are let alone gives a damn that you “cheated” on her. Hell look at the woman, she has straight up tunnel vision, she doesn’t even see nothing else other than a woman who has stuck her nose into her business, talked down to her for weeks now, and INSTIGATED A FIGHT! JENNY GOES CHARGING INTO THE RING WITH THAT BAT, READY TO TAKE KENSINGTEN’S HEAD OFF! BUT KENSINGTEN BAILS OUTTA THERE, SAVING HER SKIN BY A MEASLY SHRED!
Gavin Kirkland: Jenny from the block looks like she wants to rip Kensingten to shreds, and Astor is down here at ringside with that plump juicy booty right in front of me teasing me like that, pacing around like a wolf that just got rattled by the shotgun!
( Jenny’s music dies down, and Jenny Cien invites Kensingten Calhoun-Astor back into the ring. The referee attempts to stabilize the situation, ordering Jenny to a corner of her own while Kensingten cautiously walks up the ring steps. She steps through the ropes, designer handbag slung over the arm, and backs into her own corner. )
Deadprez: I got to give Kensingten her props early on, she knew better than to rush in head first into a slugfest with somebody carrying a slugger.
Gavin Kirkland: Well she’d better accept the fact quickly that she’s in a No DQ match! Anything goes! The rulebook is virtually out the window! Somebody could end up getting hurt real, REAL bad!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: Jenny Cien still has that belt held with a firm grip, and Kensingten is talking to her from across the ring, telling her to put the bat down and make it a fair fight. Kensingten clearly trying to employ some persuasion tactics to her own benefit-
Gavin Kirkland: She’s challenging Jenny’s toughness! Questioning her mettle! Rightfully so! Yeah I know it’s a No DQ match, but what does it prove when you beat down a person with a bat while she’s only armed with a purse?!
Deadprez: WELL JENNY AIN’T LISTENING! SHE GOES RIGHT AFTER KENSINGTEN WITH A WILD SWING!!! KENSINGTEN BLOCKS THE IMPACT WITH HER PURSE!
( Jenny Cien smashes her slugger into Kensingten’s purse, and a cinder block falls out of it. Kensingten looks down at it, and darts her eyes up quickly into Jenny’s angry scowling face. Jenny Cien snarls, and goes for another swing. )
Deadprez: JENNY DIDN’T LIKE THAT! SHE WASN’T GONNA GET PLAYED LIKE THAT, AND SHE SWINGS FOR THE FENCES! But Astor dips down and rolls out of the ring! Cien quickly reaches through the ropes through and is pulling her back up from the apron by the golden locks! Astor kicking her legs and trying to free herself, and she manages to rake the eyes before dropping down to ringside! Now she drags Jenny Cien out of the ring by her legs while she’s dealing with them fingernails scratching her, probably across the cornea. Kensingten attempts to bash Jenny’s face across the apron, but Jenny stops it! Fires with a right hand, and takes her by the head before SWINGING HER AND SENDING HER CRASHING AGAINST THE BARRICADE WITH A HARD BEAL!
Gavin Kirkland: Jenny Cien isn’t done, she pulls Kensingten up by the wrist and straightens her before sending her FLYING ACROSS RINGSIDE WITH AN IRISH WHIP! KENSINGTEN BRILLIANTLY MANAGES TO LEAPFROG OVER THE STAIRS! AND IN COMES JENNY, CHARGING AND RUSHING OFF THE STEPS WITH A BEAUTIFUL HURRICANRANA! Kensingten goes rolling over for the ramp, looking for some method of retreat already! Jenny slides back into the ring now, there are no count outs, no disqualifications, this match ends when the hell these two want it to end! Jenny picks up the louisville slugger provoking a big ovation from the bloodthirsty audience, and she steps back through the ropes before following Kensingten up the ramp… She’s already made it close to the stage, and Jenny is right on her heels! Kensingten seems hardly aware of where she is, and JENNY COCKS BACK FOR A SWING!!!
Deadprez: KENSINGTEN SPRAYS A FIRE EXTINGUISHER RIGHT IN JENNY’S FACE!!! THAT HIGH PRESSURE RELEASE OF I DON’T KNOW CHEMICALS OR VAPOR COME BLASTING AT HER!
Gavin Kirkland: WOULDN’T I LOVE TO SHOWER HER IN THE SAME FASHION!
Deadprez: Kensingten’s right behind her on the ramp, she’s wrapping the nozzle hose of the fire extinguisher around Jenny’s throat!!! Jenny trying to rip the nozzle hose away, and she sends back an elbow! Astor with a blow to the back! And she delivers a THUNDEROUS HOSE-ACCOMPANIED RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP, SENDING CIEN’S SPINE CRASHING INTO THE FLOOR OF THE LED RAMP! Kensingten stands up holding the used fire extinguisher, showing off to the crowd before a polite bow. Now she drags Cien up from the floor and is taking her over to the ring, about to roll her back back in. BUT JENNY CIEN SURGES WITH A BACK SUPLEX FROM OUT OF NOWHERE, SENDING KENSINGTEN CRASHING INTO THE APRON!!!
( Jenny Cien collapses to the floor holding her back, and takes a moment to loosen up her back after being driven into the LED floor. Jenny Cien rolls in the ring to follow Kensingten, only for Kensingten to roll out of the ring from the other side of the ringpost. )
Gavin Kirkland: Smart method for Astor to separate herself, after Cien managed to dig inside of herself and catch her with a nasty back suplex into the unforgiving apron. Cien exits the ring from the apron that sits above Astor, and she descends – only to walk right into a brutal kick to the midsection! Astor takes Cien off her feet with a double leg, and keeps both legs hooked under her arms only to adjust the positioning well enough! And SENDS JENNY CIEN SMACKING HEAD FIRST AGAINST THE RING POST!!! JENNY STUMBLES, TOTALLY DISORIENTED, AND DROPS TO HER SIDE! Astor is right on her, delivering stomps to the fallen Baddie, capitalizing while she’s ahead and delivers some ground and pound strikes in succession! Nobody to interfere or cut her off, no referee establishing any sort of limits, just the way she likes it!
Deadprez: Kensingten rolls Jenny onto the apron, and blasts her with a kick across the temple, sending Jenny rolling back into the ring. Kensingten picks up that baseball bat that came rolling to the bottom of the ramp, and chucks it into the ring. Now she lifts up the skirt of the apron and drags out a metal trash can! Followed by a stack of trash can lids bound together by ! Jenny is barely stirring as Kensingten brings them into the ring, but check it out! Jenny jumps over the baseball bat, and pulls herself back up to a stand! LOUD SHOOT KICK ACROSS THE ARM from Kensingten! Cien drops the mat, and Astor picks it up… only to SMASH IT DIRECTLY OVER HER KNEE!!! Jenny Cien,favoring her arm, watches that bold move in disgust and she comes right after Kensingten with a flurry of punches! Kensingten cuts her off with a kick to the midsection, and takes Cien up in her arms! BIG TIME FALLAWAY SLAM!!!! JENNY CIEN CRASHING INTO THE STACK OF METAL TRASH CAN LIDS!!! Kensingten quickly jumps over Cien with a hook of both legs!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Deadprez: Kick out by Jenny! That stack of lids have left marks on Jenny’s back, those joints create some hella sharp edges when contorted out of shape! I once had to receive 11 stitches just from being smacked dead in the face with one of those back in AWF.
Gavin Kirkland: Well my poor little Boricua just got driven into them mercilessly, and something tells me there’s more pain to ensue! Kensingten drags Jenny by the hair over to the actual trash can, and she’s attempting to stuff Jenny into it head-first! Jenny fighting it of course, but Kensingten fires down with stiff punches to the midsection… oh boy! Kensingten stands the trashcan up, with Jenny inside up upside down! Now the Steel Magnolia sprints to the ropes, and rebounds very quickly! DAAAAMN!!! LOW DROPKICK RIGHT INTO THE TRASH CAN, SENDING IT TUMBLING OVER AND SCRAMBLING JENNY’S BRAIN IN THE PROCESS!!! Kensingten isn’t finished on this roll, she drags Jenny over to the drop zone and covers her with the trash can, before backing up into that same turnbuckle and ascending to the second rope…. SHE MAY WANT TO LAND THE HEART OF DIXIE!!! CAN YOU A IMAGINE A SHOOTING STAR KNEE DROP INTO THAT?!
Deadprez: LOOKS LIKE WE’LL ONLY BE IMAGINING IT, BECAUSE THE INSTINCTS OF THE JENNY AWAKEN ENOUGH INSIDE HER TO RUSH BACK UP TO HER FEET WITH THE TRASHCAN IN HAND, AND SMACKS IT OVER KENSINGTEN’S FACE!!! Jenny drops the bat, collapses to the floor, and Kensingten collapses from the middle rope down to that trash can!
Gavin Kirkland: I take away from the little Puerto Rican firecracker, but Jenny Cien has had to rely on her instincts quite a bit from the time the bell has rung. Instincts can do a lot, but they don’t accomplish as much as sheer strategy! She needs to formulate a plan of strategy to come away, in my opinion!
Deadprez: I see where you coming from my man I really do, but I know this girl’s story and I can soundly say that Jenny Cien has made it to the Land of Elite by surviving off of her survival instincts.
Gavin Kirkland: But will it be enough take her to Territorial Invasion?
Deadprez: We’ll find out, won’t we? Jenny and Kensingten take the same amount of time to recover, with a nasty gash formed over Kensingten’s arm after landing into that scrap metal trash can! Jenny takes Kensingten into the corner with an Irish whip, Kensingten counters with a reverse whip! Springs up to the middle rope, Kensingten coming right after her, and JENNY RESPONDS OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A HEAD SCISSORS TAKEDOWN! Kensingten comes right back up, favoring the arm, wild swing with a big time lariat by Astor while Cien comes running at her! No, Jenny Cien ducks under the arm! And takes Kensingten back down with a SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! They both scramble back up, kick to the midsection by Jenny is caught by Kensingten! JENNY IMPROVISES WITH A NICE STEP UP ENZUIGIRI!!! Jenny Cien riling up this audience that’s squarely behind her!
Gavin Kirkland: Mamicita is fired up! Jenny awaiting the recovery of Kensingten, and once the Steel Magnolia manages to return to a vertical base, Jenny SPRINTS FORWARD WITH A RUNNING JENNY CUTTER!!!!!!
Deadprez: KENSINGTEN CATCHES JENNY IN HER ARMS! KENSINGTEN USING THAT DECEPTIVE, RAW POWER TO CATCH HER MUCH SMALLER OPPONENT IN A CRADLE, AND ENDS UP DRAPING HER FROM THE TOP ROPE WITH A TREE OF WOE! KENSINGTEN BACKS AWAY, AND SLAMS THE RUNNING KNEE ATTACK ACROSS HER TEMPLE!!! “BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE” AS SHE REFERS TO THAT MOVE, AND THAT WAS A DAMN RESOURCEFUL COUNTER LEADING TO A BRAIN SCRAMBLING KNEE STRIKE! Kensingten crawls over to Cien looking to desperately drag her away from the ropes, but Cien perhaps unconsciously rolls out of the ring to the floor! Whether you believe in leading with instincts or strategy, you can’t deny that was a potentially match saving decision made probably more from instinct than conscious thinking.
Gavin Kirkland: It may have saved the match, or delayed the inevitable, but it was absolutely the right move at the right time. Kensingten descends to ringside and stands over Jenny Cien. NOW SHE PRESSES THE BOOT INTO JENNY’S FACE, AND STARTS HURLING ALL KINDS OF OFFENSIVE TRASH TALK I DARE NOT REPEAT! Someone needs to take this girl to some sensitivity training!
Deadprez: Kensingten backs up a little bit, soaking in the heat from the crowd before feeling around on the floor beneath her… uh oh…
( Kensingten Calhoun-Astor rips up a section of the ringside floor padding, revealing the concrete floor beneath it. )
Gavin Kirkland: KENSINGTEN’S COLD BLUE EYES LOOK DOWN AT THAT STONE COLD CONCRETE WITH GLEE! THIS AUDIENCE KNOWS JUST WHAT HER INTENTIONS ARE, JENNY CIEN ON THE OTHER HAND HAS NO CLUE!
Deadprez: Jenny is holding her throbbing head after taking a ton of hefty strikes to the dome piece as it is, she’s out of sorts to start with, and she’s in the sights of her rival without a clue of what’s about to go down! LOOK OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: KENSINGTEN GRABS JENNY!!! SCOOPS HER OFF HER FEET!!! SENDING HER INTO THE CONCRETE WITH A SCOOP SLAM!!!!!
Deadprez: NOT SO FAST! JENNY SQUIRMING WHILE OVER KENSINGTEN’S SHOULDERS, AND SHE LANDS SAFELY ON HER FEET BEHIND KENSINGTEN! JENNY DRIVES KENSINGTEN RIBS FIRST INTO THE APRON RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER! OUCH! Listen to that thud! Kensingten is doubled over holding her ribs which coulda just been cracked for all we know, and Jenny climbs over Kensingten’s back and onto the ring apron, but Kensingten wraps her hands around the boot before Jenny can get back into the ring! KENSINGTEN CLIMBS UP THAT SAME APRON NOW, LOOK AT THIS! SHE WANTS TO SEND JENNY STRAIGHT INTO THE CONCRETE WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX FROM THE APRON!!!! THE STRONGER, MORE PHYSICALLY IMPOSING KENSINGTEN CALHOUN-ASTOR LOOKING TO RIP JENNY CIEN’S GRIP FROM THE RING ROPES!!! JENNY HANGING ON BY ONLY ONE HAND NOW!
Gavin Kirkland: JENNY FIRES BACK WITH AN ELBOW! ANOTHER ELBOW! AND SLAMS THE BACK OF HER OWN HEAD INTO KENSINGTEN’S FACE, HITTING HER ACROSS THE JAW! Kensingten side steps onto the apron next to Jenny, dazed after absorbing those blows! Right hand from Kensingten! Another clubbing shot to the body! She grabs Jenny by the hair and wants, again, to hoist her up with a SCOOP SLAM, THIS TIME WITH MORE ELEVATION! BUT CIEN FIRES OFF WITH AN ELBOW! IS BACK ON HER FEET! WICKED ROUNDHOUSE NAILS KENSINGTEN ACROSS THE TEMPLE!!! AND NOW KENSINGTEN FALLS FROM THE APRON TO THE CONCRETE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!!
Deadprez: There is no give to falling into concrete from any height, but Kensingten is still making impressive strides at regaining a vertical base! OH MY GOD!!!!!!! JENNY WITH THE SPRINGBOARD JENNY-SAULT OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE, DOWN TO KENSINGTEN BELOW!!! SENDING HER SMACKING BACK INTO THE CONCRETE FLOOR!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: SWEET LORD LOOK AT HOW KENSINGTEN HIT HER HEAD!
( Replay: Jenny delivers the springboard Jenny-sault to the outside of the ring, taking Kensingten down, and we see a slow motion shot of Kensingten crashing the back of her head into the concrete on her way down. )
Deadprez: I wouldn’t wish that on anybody Gavin! That shit looked devastating! Hell it even took a little bit out of Jenny too! Jenny Cien scrapes Kensingten up from the floor with the little bit that she has left, and sends her back into the ring before following her in. Is she finna go for a cover?
Gavin Kirkland: NO…… JENNY GOES RIGHT FOR THE BOTTOM HALF OF THAT BROKEN BASEBALL BAT! WHAT DOES SHE THINK SHE’S GOING TO DO WITH THAT???
Deadprez: I HAVE NO IDEA, BUT THAT SCOWL ON THE FACE OF THE BADDIE SAYS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW! KENSINGTEN TRYING TO PULL HERSELF UP WITH BLOOD COMING OUT OF THE BACK OF HER HEAD. CLEARLY NOT AWARE OF WHERE SHE EVEN IS! DAMN!!!! DAMN!!!! JENNY SPIKES THE END OF THAT BROKEN BAT ACROSS THE BACK OF KENSINGTEN’S HEAD!!!! SHE’S OUT LIKE A LIGHT!
Gavin Kirkland: THE INHUMANITY! WHAT MORE?? WHAT MORE COULD JENNY POSSIBLY DO??
Deadprez: JENNY CIEN CLIMBS UP THE TURNBUCKLE, TAKING HER TIME AND PLAYING THROUGH PAIN TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP! 100% SPLASH!!!!! IMPLODING 450 SPLASH RIGHT INTO THE GUT, AND A COVER! FANETO!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( ‘Jenny From The Block (Track Masters Remix)’ by Jennifer Lopez, Jadakiss, and Styles P. )
Ring Announcer: Here is your winner… JEEENNNYYYYYYYYYY CIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!
Deadprez: BIG, BIG victory for the Baddie from the block, who qualifies to compete in the Battle of the Sexes Divide and Conquer match! That was a hard fought win in such a violent, chaotic match!
Gavin Kirkland: Violent is an understatement! Dammit get Kensingten some help now before she bleeds out!!! That beautiful head of hair is turning from gold to red way too quickly! :damn:
Deadprez: Jenny Cien warned Kensingten Calhoun-Astor that something like this was coming from her, but Kensingten continued to poke the bear. To her credit, it seemed like she had this match under control for a lot of it, you can tell there was a solid game plan from the Steel Magnolia. But in a battle of instinct vs strategy, instinct managed to win on this crucial match heading into the Marquee event.
Gavin Kirkland: It undoubtedly did, if The Baddie manages to do perhaps the unthinkable and survive the Divide and Conquer match, this night could mark the beginning of a meteoric rise for that young lady.
( Kensingten is on the floor receiving medical treatment, and Jenny Cien continues celebrating her victory and entry into the Divide and Conquer match. )
(Commercial break for Territorial Invasion promoting the Divide and Conquer Match.)
( Showdown returns from commercial break as “Just ‘Cos You Got The Power” by Motorhead blasts through the arena as the crowd instantly boos as the entrance music of Mark Michaels. The booing increases as Mark steps out from the curtain with the PURE Championship on his left shoulder. He is embracing the hatred of the crowd with an arrogant smirk on his face. He continues his way down, almost with a swagger to his walk.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING PURE CHAMPION…MAAAARRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKK MIIIIIICCCCCCHHHHHAAAAEEEEEEELLLLLLSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Deadprez: In about a week, Mark Michaels will be defending the PURE Championship against Harlow Reichert. However, last week, it was announced that Mark was going to invite Harlow into the ring. I swear, there has to be something up with Mark. There needs to be a catch about this whole deal.
Gavin Kirkland: For the past couple weeks, Mark Michaels has been determined to bring the fire out of Harlow Reichert. He wants to bring the fighting spirit out from Harlow, but Harlow has been very cautious about fighting back. It isn’t in her nature to let her emotions get the best out of her. She’s calculating and strategizes her next move. Harlow has concluded that it hasn’t been the right time and place to fight. She plans to do that at Territorial Invasion.
Deadprez: By the look on Mark’s face, it seems like he’s not going to wait until Territorial Invasion.
(“Just ‘Cos You Got The Power” dies down as the sound of the crowd booing takes over. Mark Michaels is in the middle of the ring with a microphone in his hand as he raises it towards his mouth.)
(Mark Michaels lowers the microphone as he continues to let the crowd boo him. This occurs for a moment more before he raises the microphone towards his mouth again.)
Mark Michaels: Are you–
Mark Michaels: Are you going to treat your PURE Champion with respect?
Crowd: FUCK YOU, MARK! :clap: :clap: :clap: FUCK YOU, MARK! :clap: :clap: :clap: FUCK YOU, MARK! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Mark Michaels: Honestly, I don’t expect much from a garbage city such as Memphis, Tennessee.
(The crowd boos even louder at the disrespect of their city.)
Mark Michaels: Unlike Memphis, I expected so much from my opponent at Territorial Invasion. I thought she was going to be an upgrade from Ryan Wilson, but at least, Ryan showed a lot more fire going into the match than Harlow has. I was looking for someone to match my level of intensity and keep me on my toes, but the last time Harlow and I were in the same ring, I dropped her. Sure, she put up a cute, little fight, but it wasn’t good enough for my standards. I wasn’t just going to stand there and wait for my title defense at Territorial Invasion. I wanted to make this title defense mean something. I wanted my opponent to want to take this championship away from me as much as I want to keep this title. I wish for Harlow to be like me going into my match at Pain for Pride. I wanted Harlow to experience the feeling of wanting to take down a cocky and arrogant champion. I want Harlow to give me everything that she has to offer. I haven’t seen jack shit from her these past couple weeks. It makes me question if she even wants to win this match. She claims that she wants to give you people a PURE Champion that you can take seriously, but do I look like a fucking joke to all of you?
Crowd: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Mark Michaels: You may think that I am a joke, but everyone is going to look like a clown once I defeat Harlow next weekend. It shouldn’t be a shock that none of you want this championship on my shoulder. You’d be cheering for some joke like Shaker Jones to take this championship off of me, but you’re aren’t going to get a champion like me. You don’t have any other champion like me on Showdown. None of you are proud of me as a champion, but you look at Mr. DEDEDE as an example of what a champion is supposed to be? He had to drug a woman to marry him, and we’re all supposed to be okay with that? He burned an innocent woman, and we’re supposed just to turn the other cheek? Yet, if I did any of those things, you would be crying to have me fired and blacklisted from this company. You would want me locked up. Am I not a worthy PURE Champion? I may not stay in my lane and kiss as much ass as Harlow. I may say the things that EAW management doesn’t want me to speak about, but it’s what they need to hear. Speaking of things that people need to understand, Harlow is going to need to listen to what I am going to say next and if that doesn’t light a fire underneath her, I’m not sure what will.
Mark Michaels: Why am I supposed to take someone like Harlow Reichert? Her nickname is “Miss No Fucks Given,” and I give zero fucks about her and what she brings to the table. For about a year, Harlow has been a good, little soldier. She has shown up to her matches, she’s gotten her ass beat on MULTIPLE occasions, and she’s repeated the process over and over again. You would think that EAW management would throw her a bone for her contributions, but that’s never happened. Instead, she was placed in situations that she couldn’t win. She was placed in circumstances that she would never be able to prosper in. Harlow was used as a spot-filler for overrated bitches like Tyler Wolfe and Andrea Valentine. Harlow had no sense of direction, and thus, that’s why she never gave a fuck. It didn’t matter if Empire ended, but we were never going to see Harlow amount to anything if she never had a fire lit underneath her ass. It was going to be the same, sad song on Showdown. However, I’m the reason she has a purpose. I am the reason why she has been given the exposure she has been getting this past couple of weeks. Harlow should be going into this ring and thanking me for actually giving a damn about this match when she pretends–
(– “Castle” by Halsey plays as Mark Michaels is interrupted the crowd gives a vast and positive reception as Harlow Reichert comes out with a microphone already in her hands. She looks more than ready to respond and make sure that Mark shut the hell up. Harlow is on top of the ramp, not wanting to be in the ring, where Mark can tempt her with his mind games. “Castle” dies down.)
Harlow Reichert: Pretending? Do you think that I don’t give a fuck about any of this? Do you believe that Harlow Reichert doesn’t give a fuck about becoming PURE Champion and giving people a champion that they can take seriously? Don’t get me wrong — I started off in EAW with thinking that this was all a joke. I didn’t take it seriously. I was a gifted pure wrestling technician, but I never believed that this profession was for me until Xavier Williams saw something in me.
(The crowd applauds when she mentions Xavier Williams. She gives the crowd a few moments to praise her mentor before responding.)
Harlow Reichert: It was Xavier Williams who scouted me from the back of the classroom as I was on my phone, and he pulled me to the front of the class, and he saw potential in me. Out of everyone in that class, he wanted to take me underneath his wing and mold me into being the elite talent he knew I was. For months, I was fortunate enough to pick apart his brain and be provided with all of the advice in the world to succeed. He wanted to build me up until he knew that I was able to stand on my two feet and become successful in this company. I’m not going to stand here and pretend that I always gave a fuck about wrestling. I was naturally gifted at the sport. I was gifted in any sport that I pursued. The issue was that I never stuck through with anything. However, with this sport, I had something that I didn’t have with any other sport. I had setbacks; I had a bunch of trials and errors, and it made me want to improve and get better. I am a perfectionist, and I didn’t want to accept the fact that I wasn’t successful in wrestling. Through all of that, it made me become better. I developed my passion for wrestling, and I began to give a fuck about wrestling. Xavier being my mentor, opened my eyes and made me believe that the entire wrestling world was my oyster. All of the missed opportunities and moments aren’t going to matter once that bell rings at Territorial invasion and I get that PURE Championship in my hands.
(The crowd begins to cheer at the possibility of Harlow Reichert as their PURE Champion. There is a conviction in Harlow’s tone of voice. She truly believes that she will defeat Mark Michaels. Meanwhile, Mark is in the ring as he is chuckling in response to Harlow’s promo.)
Mark Michaels: That’s cute, Harlow. It’s lovely that you hold Xavier Williams up on a pedestal like he didn’t end his career in a disappointing note at Pain for Pride X. He was also disappointing at Pain for Pride this year, and we’re supposed to believe that Xavier is suited to be the mentor of anyone. But hey, if you needed someone to teach you how to be a disappointment, Xavier Williams is your man, and it seems like you have the act of being a disappointment down to a T —
Gavin Kirkland: — HARLOW REICHERT HAS HAD ENOUGH AS SHE SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE RING AND SPEARS MARK MICHAELS DOWN! HARLOW BEGINS TO THROW SOME STIFF PUNCHES AT THE PURE CHAMPION! MARK IS TRYING TO BLOCK HIS FACE FROM HARLOW’S SHOTS, BUT HARLOW IS GETTING EACH ONE IN! IT SEEMS LIKE HARLOW IS UNLOADING WEEKS OF ANGER AND FRUSTRATION AT MARK MICHAELS AT THIS MOMENT!
Deadprez: MARK MICHAELS ROLLS HIMSELF ON TOP OF HARLOW REICHERT AND PROCEEDS TO PUNCH THE LIVING HELL OUT OF HIS CHALLENGER! MARK IS GETTING SOME ELBOWS IN, BUT HARLOW IS NOT BACKING DOWN WHATSOEVER! SHE IS NOT GOING TO LET MARK GET ONE OVER ON HER! HARLOW ROLLS HERSELF BACK ON TOP OF MARK, AND IT SEEMS SO STRANGE TO SEE HARLOW RETALIATING THE WAY SHE IS! She tried to convince herself that there were a perfect place and time to fight, but it seemed like Mark talking about her mentor and friend like that wasn’t going to sit well with her! Harlow picks up Mark by the collar of his shirt before getting him and delivering an Irish whip to the corner! Harlow goes right after Mark before connecting with a corner forearm smash to the PURE Champion’s face!
Gavin Kirkland: No! Mark Michaels moves out of the way as Harlow Reichert goes crashing to the corner! Mark goes right after Harlow with a corner forearm smash of his own! Harlow goes forward as Mark picks up Harlow and goes for an exploder suplex! Harlow is thrown across the ring, and that doesn’t keep her down for long. She goes after Mark —
Deadprez: A BUNCH OF OFFICIALS COMES RACING TO THE RING! THEY ARE HOLDING HARLOW REICHERT OVER AND TAKE HER TO ONE CORNER! MORE OFFICIALS ARE COMING INTO THE RING, AND THEY HOLD BACK MARK MICHAELS AND TAKE HIM TO THE OTHER CORNER. THE CROWD BEGINS TO BOO! IT SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE ENJOYING MARK AND HARLOW CLASHING IN THE RING, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TERRITORIAL INVASION FOR THIS MATCH!
Crowd: LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT!
Gavin Kirkland: Mark Michaels begins to punch the officials! Nothing is going to separate him from beating the living hell out of Harlow Reichert! Mark launches himself towards Harlow’s corner! The weight of his body knocks down some of the officials as Mark gets his challenger by the hair, but Harlow pushes Mark away from her, creating some distance — SPINNING BACK FIST, KNOCKS THE WIND OUT OF MARK MICHAELS! THE OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO GET A GOOD HOLD OF HARLOW! HARLOW SPRINGBOARDS FROM THE ROPES — ATONEMENT ON MARK! HARLOW DROPS MARK WITH A BACKFLIP DDT! SHE ALSO KNOCKS DOWN SOME OF THE OFFICIALS IN THE PROCESS!
Deadprez: It seems like the officials are getting a good hold of Harlow Reichert! More officials are piling into the ring as they get Mark Michaels with a massive smirk on his face! It seems like Harlow brought the fire that he’s been wanting out of her!
(The crowd gets antsy before the camera pans to the ramp where Vice-President HRDO is going down the ramp with a microphone in his hand.)
HRDO: I’ve seen enough of this! Get him the hell out of the ring!
Mark Michaels (off-mic): She started it! Why am I being thrown out?
HRDO: I’ve had enough with your instigating! Get him out of the ring! Hell, get him out of this arena! I don’t want to look at his face!
(The crowd begins to cheer as Mark Michaels doesn’t want to put up much of a fight and lets the officials escort Mark out of the ring. It seemed like he got what he wanted out of Harlow Reichert and that was to light a fire underneath her ass. Harlow is inside the ring with the officials still holding her back. It seems like the entire confrontation took a bit of an emotional toll with her, but she’s doing everything in her power to calm down. HRDO is in the ring as he tries to calm down Harlow, reminding her that she’ll get him at Territorial Invasion. By the time the camera pans to Mark Michaels, he’s up in the ramp and turns around to demand for his PURE Championship. After a few moments, Mark gets his title and raises the title up in the air.)
Mark Michaels: YOU’RE NEVER TAKING THIS FROM ME, HARLOW! AT TERRITORIAL INVASION, THINGS ARE GOING TO GET UGLY FOR YOU! I AM NOT ONLY GOING TO BREAK YOUR HEART, BUT THE FANS OF EVERYONE ROOTING FOR YOU TO WIN AND MY DOWNFALL!
(Mark Michaels continues to ramble, but the officials and soon security escort him to the back. Harlow Reichert looks at Mark and she knows that she’ll be ready for a fight at Territorial Invasion. The camera fades elsewhere.)
(Constance Blevins and Minerva are stretching for their match which is up next. The Unified Tag Team Champions look laser-focused about their main event match. The top of the card is no stranger to Minerva. However, Minerva could not help but be a little irritated over a potential reason for why Heavenly Hell got placed as opponents for Team Showdown.)
Minerva: Should we feel honored, Constance? Should we feel honored that Heavenly Hell once again is placed in a position as pawns for someone else’s game? Two weeks ago, we were pawns for The Visual Prophet and Mr. DEDEDE. Now, we’re pawns for Team Showdown. They think we’re pushovers. They believe that we should put on these plastic smiles on our faces and feel honored that we’re in the main event spot. We know our worth, Constance and that’s for us to be the most dominant tag team that this company has ever seen. I’m not happy with just showing up every week. I’m happy knowing that we stand above the competition – any competition and the measures we take to make that happen. It doesn’t matter if it’s The Visual Prophet or Mr. DEDEDE. It doesn’t matter if you’re Jamie O’Hara, Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier. They are all the same to us. It doesn’t matter who, but we are going to make the most out of this opportunity. Nothing is going to make me happier than knowing that we took down the three men representing Showdown at Territorial Invasion. They’re supposed to be the excellence of what this company is, but if we defeat them? What does that make us? It makes us better than them.
Constance Blevins: We’re not here to be anyone’s sacrificial lamb, Minerva. People are looking at this match, believing that we don’t have a shot at defeating three men who are representing Showdown at War Games. These three men are supposed to be the best that this brand has to offer, but we’re better. We’re better because we never had to conform to anyone. Regularly, we find ourselves being held back by management and look like fools. The most prominent example was your match against Mr. DEDEDE. You were placed in that match to get slaughtered by him, but you didn’t do that at all. You did not allow yourself to become a sacrificial lamb. Instead, you toyed and outsmarted him. That night, Heavenly Hell got one over on Mr. DEDEDE. We got one over on the Chairman of the Board. Can you imagine the power we can do in this match, Minerva? We’re not going to stand here and allow ourselves to get mismanaged. We are the underutilized talent on this roster, and it’s because we dance to a different beat. We’ve proven that we don’t need to be like the Cameron Ella Avas and Kassidy Hearts in the world. We can succeed without having to be like them. We did it at Terminus. We did it at Pain for Pride, and we’ll do it at Territorial Invasion.
Minerva: It’s a slap to our faces that we’re facing Fatal Destiny at Territorial Invasion. Is this the best that Dynasty has to offer Heavenly Hell? I am sick of the constant disrespect that management gives us, but I don’t expect anything less from them. Are we supposed to look at those two like they’re credible threats?
Constance Blevins: Karina-Ann and Miho Li are trying to function without a leader, and they’ve done well, but they haven’t faced us. They haven’t met the best tag team in this company. They had all of this time to present us with contenders that could be threats, and it’s underwhelming for me. I do agree, Minerva; it’s disrespect. They don’t care about us enough to come up with a better team for us to face. But, do you know what we do to disrespect?
Minerva: We decimate them, and it will be no different with Fatal Destiny at Territorial Invasion. They’ll have the opportunity in the world to make the most out of all of this. We are going to need to decimate what’s left of Fatal Destiny at Territorial Invasion. They step into our world, and we’ll knock them out. We need to make management regret ignoring us for matches like War Games and Divide and Conquer. They are going to regret not presenting us with viable contenders, but it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter the level of competition because they’re going to fall beneath our feet.
Constance Blevins: Just like Team Showdown.
Minerva: Just like Team Showdown.
(Constance Blevins and Minerva sinisterly smirk at one another before it fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial for Territorial Invasion promoting the War Games Match.)
(“Confident” by Demi Lovato plays through the speakers as Io Ishimori comes out to a mixed reaction from the crowd. Io has Yoshi San in her clutches as she doesn’t seem phased of the crowd’s reaction towards her.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS A SIX-PERSON TAG TEAM MATCH AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM OSAKA, JAPAN…SHE IS “THE GOTH QUEEN”… IOOOOOOOOOOOO ISSSSSHHHHHIIIIIIIIMOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Io Ishimori has a chance in the main event spot, she can’t drop the ball on it! Not many newcomers are fortunate of being placed in a high place on the card as this week! Not only that, but with three talented opponents such as the men from Team Showdown!
Deadprez: It seems like Io Ishimori had a fallback last week when Constance Blevins had a strong performance and managed to make Io tap out! Now, Io is supposed to team with these women? Do you see them putting differences aside for the common cause of winning and putting a dent in Team Showdown’s plans?
Gavin Kirkland: It seems like we’ll figure out the answer to that!
(“No More” by Disturbed plays as it replaces “Confident” as the crowd gives a pretty nice reception for the Unified Tag Team Champions! Heavenly Hell — Constance Blevins and Minerva come out with there titles on their waist. The women look confident and determined to deliver a little hell in this match.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HER PARTNERS…THEY ARE THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS…CONSTANCE BLEVINS…MINERVA…HEEEAAAAVVVEEEEEENNNNNLLLLLYYYYYYYYYY HEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!
Deadprez: These are two women who people believe should be honored to be main eventing on Showdown, but they can’t help but feel a little irritated because they believe that they were placed in this position as a “tune up match” for Team Showdown. The three men on Team Showdown should not sleep on these women! Constance Blevins and Minerva are probably the most dominating tag team at this moment! There is no stopping them!
Gavin Kirkland: Who the fuck would want to stop them? It’s made them a bit angry that they are being pushed aside because they don’t conform to what is deemed normal and it’s lit a fire underneath them! This is where Heavenly Hell is at their most dangerous and Team Showdown is going to need to be worried about that!
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA replaces “No More” as the crowd gives a standing ovation for Jamie O’Hara. Jamie comes out in a #ClubShowdown t-shirt paired with his leather jacket. He seems pretty confident about the match.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING THEIR OPPONENTS …FIRST….FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA…WEIGHING IN 190 POUNDS…HE IS THE SHOWDOWN CAPTAIN OF THE 2019 WAR GAMES MATCH… JAAAAAAAMMMMMMIIIIIEEEEEEEEEE OOOOOOOOOOOO’HAAAARRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is our captain, Deadprez! Last week, he was the only team captain from the three brands to win and defend their brand from those intruders from Dynasty and Voltage! People may like to look down on Jamie because of Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite helping him take Raven Roberts out of the equation, but I believe the match established these three men as the team to beat at Territorial Invasion!
Deadprez: Jamie O’Hara will have the opportunity to rely on his teammates at War Games! Might as well get started a little early, but Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite have established that they have Jamie’s back! I wonder if Jamie has their back as well?
(“Money and Power” by Kid Ink takes over “Ultimate Battle” as the crowd maintains their standing ovation as Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier come out in matching #ClubShowdown t-shirts. Both men have their mink coats paired with the shirts as they are hyping the crowd up.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS PARTNERS…WEIGHING IN THE COMBINED WEIGHT OF 420 POUNDS…THEY ARE CHRIS ELITE AND AHREN FOURNIER… IILLLLLLIIIIIOOOOOOOOONNNAAAAIIIIIRRREEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Deadprez: Within the last week, it seemed like Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier agreed on a name for their team. They will go by ILLIONAIRES and I kind of like it! It seems like they’re pretty serious about being a tag team and going after the Unified Tag Team Championships! Perhaps, if they’re able to get a victory over the champions, it may place them in contention post-Territorial Invasion?
Gavin Kirkland: I think it would, Deadprez, but Heavenly Hell are not going to make things easy for Team Showdown! This should be a great match!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: We are getting a preview of what we can expect from Team Showdown at Territorial Invasion! Not only that, but we witness Heavenly Hell send a message to those Dynasty scum, Fatal Destiny! The competition from these two teams are amazing and we are not deserving of it, but we expect nothing, but the best from the Showdown brand! It seems like we’re going to have Ahren Fournier start things off for his team as Minerva is starting things for her team! Minerva and Constance Blevins have made themselves quite vocal about their treatment on Showdown! They believe that management is trying to cast them aside because of them being different, but in a way, it seems like men like Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite can relate to them!
Deadprez: I would not be shocked if Heavenly Hell believes that they were put in this match to be victims to Team Showdown, but Minerva and Constance refuse to go down without a fight! They are going into this match to fuck up as much of Team Showdown’s plans as possible!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva and Ahren Fournier are looking for the opening to lock up. Both Elitists can be calculating at times and wait for the perfect opportunity to strike! There we have it! The two of these competitors lock up, but Ahren looks to assert his dominance early on as he backs the Unified Tag Team Champion to the corner! Ahren looks like he’s going to back away — AHREN DELIVERS A KICK TO MINERVA IN HER STOMACH AND PROCEEDS TO STOMP HER TO THE POINT THAT SHE FALLS INTO A SEATED POSITION AT THE CORNER! AHREN PLACES HIS FOOT AGAINST MINERVA’S THROAT AT THE CORNER! A CORNER FOOT CHOKE AS THE REFEREE BEGINS HIS COUNT!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier separates himself from the referee as he has his hands up where the referee can see them! Ahren is looking to be in his best behavior going into this match! This allows Minerva and opportunity to get to her feet and process whatever the hell is going on with her! Ahren runs towards her in the corner as Minerva manages to get herself and kick Ahren away from her, BUT AHREN GETS A GOOD HOLD OF HER FOOT BEFORE PULLING HER FROM THE CORNER! MINERVA LANDS ON HER BACK HARSHLY AS AHREN STALKS MINERVA BACK TO HER FEET! AHREN PICKS UP THE GYPSY MOTH BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A BELLY-TO-BACK SUPLEX! MINERVA FINDS HERSELF TO HER KNEES AS AHREN GETS MINERVA BY HER FINGERS!
Ahren Fournier (no-mic): SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
(Ahren Fournier breaks Minerva’s fingers! A awful popping sound is heard!)
Gavin Kirkland: Get Fucked on Minerva! Minerva is holding back her fingers, but she doesn’t seem to be crying out in pain! She seems to be crackling! Sure, it may have been painful, but she’s crackling in response! Ahren Fournier is looking at Minerva like she’s insane. Minerva uses her unbroken fingers and gives the “come hither” gesture to Ahren! Ahren goes right after the champion, but Minerva ducks out of the way! MINERVA REBOUNDS HERSELF FROM THE ROPES TO CONNECT WITH A LOU THESZ PRESS ON THE GOAT! MINERVA IS LOOKING TO FIND SOME FEELING BACK TO HER FINGERS BY CONNECTING WITH A SERIES OF CLOSED FIST PUNCHES TO AHREN’S FACE! NOT HIS BEAUTIFUL FACE! MINERVA GETS OFF THE FORMER EAW CHAMPION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH DROPKICK TO AHREN’S FEET, WHICH KNOCKS HIM DOWN TO HIS KNEES! MINERVA PULLS AHREN IN BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SNAP DDT! MINERVA WITH THE COVER!
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier with a kick out at one! Minerva gets Ahren and battery rams him against one of the corners! Minerva tags in Constance Blevins! Minerva has Ahren in a catapult position before catapulting him into a clothesline by Constance! Constance maintains hold of Ahren’s arm before going for a bunch of short-armed clotheslines on The GOAT! Each clothesline is more dangerous than the last one and Ahren is taken down with each one of them! Constance is not planning to give Ahren anytime to breathe! He needs to get to either Jamie O’Hara or Chris Elite at the corner!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins gets Ahren Fournier by his hair and connects with a headbutt that takes one-half of the ILLIONAIRES to his knees! Constance rebounds herself from the ropes before connecting with a clothesline that takes down Ahren! Constance connects with a series of punches towards Ahren’s face! I am not sure why Heavenly Hell has attacked Ahren’s gorgeous face! But, who am I to judge? Constance picks up Ahren for the STO driver! Constance calls this the LionessFire! Are we going to end this match early?
Deadprez: Gavin, look who’s on the apron?
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S DETECTIVE TY! TY IS ON THE APRON AS HE’S TRYING TO GET THE ATTENTION OF CONSTANCE BLEVINS! CONSTANCE DROPS AHREN BEFORE FOCUSING HER ATTENTION ON TY! CONSTANCE HAS A DEATH GLARE AS SHE HAS HER SIGHTS SET ON TY! TY LOOKS SCARED FOR HIS LIFE BEFORE GIVING A SCARED, BUT PLAYFUL WAVE! CONSTANCE LAUNCHES TOWARDS TY AS TY GETS DOWN FROM THE APRON AND HIDES BEHIND DETECTIVE BIGGUMS! CONSTANCE TURNS HERSELF AROUND —
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier nails Constance Blevins with a superkick and grabs a fistful of her hair before taking him to the Team Showdown corner! Ahren tags in Chris Elite into the match!
Gavin Kirkland: The other half of ILLIONAIRES makes his appearance in the match! Chris Elite enters the ring as Ahren Fournier gets Constance Blevins in a back drop! Backdrop by Ahren as Chris follows that with a moonsault over the Unified Tag Team Champion! Chris is in the perfect position for a pin fall attempt as he stays there!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Deadprez: Constance Blevins kicks out at two! The Unified Tag Team Champion is refusing to back down! Chris Elite gets the champion by her wrist before Irish whipping her to the corner! Chris launches himself towards Constance with a 44 Bulldog — SHOTGUN DROPKICK BY THE FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! CONSTANCE FINDS HERSELF PLANTED DOWN AT THE CORNER AS CHRIS RUNS TOWARDS HER WITH A GIANT KNEE TO HER SKULL! CHRIS GETS CONSTANCE BY HER WAIST BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins manages to land on her feet! She stumbles down to one knee as Chris Elite runs towards The Absolved with a sliding forearm that takes her down! Chris connects with a standing shooting star press on the champion! Chris is looking pretty confident at the moment and he looks towards Minerva at the corner, gesturing for her to enter the ring as well! Minerva seems tempted by the offer as she steps inside!
Deadprez: The referee is putting a stop to Minerva from entering the ring! Ahren Fournier pulls Constance Blevins towards his corner as Chris Elite proceeds to choke the Unified Tag Team Champion with the ropes! Jamie O’Hara has his hands up in defense! He wants no part in the dirty games from the ILLIONAIRES! The captain of Team Showdown doesn’t look to be an argumentative mood and that may be for the best! That kind of stuff will be legal in the War Games match! Minerva is pointing at the opposite corner, almost trying to tell the official of the illegal tactics in the match! It’s kind of ironic for Minerva to call out people on their cheating when she has been known to do it in the past!
Gavin Kirkland: The referee turns around as both members of the ILLIONAIRES have their hands up where the official can see them! Constance Blevins still finds herself at the corner as she is grasping onto her neck! Chris tags in the captain of Team Showdown, Jamie O’Hara into the match! Jamie pulls Constance back to her feet before delivering an Irish whip towards the horizontal ropes! JAMIE CONNECTS WITH A KITCHEN SINK ON CONSTANCE! CONSTANCE GOES FLIPPING AROUND TO A SEATED POSITION! JAMIE REBOUNDS FROM THOSE SAME ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A BACK DROPKICK! CONSTANCE FALLS TO HER SIDE AS JAMIE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Deadprez: Constance Blevins gets a shoulder up! Jamie O’Hara gets Constance into a seated position before going for some shoot kicks to the left and right side of her before planting a nasty looking shoot kick to her face! This takes the champion down! Jamie gets Constance before Irish whipping her to one of the corners! Jamie rushes towards Constance with a shotgun dropkick of his own, but Constance manages to move out of the way! Jamie goes crashing onto the corner! Constance is crawling to her corner as she makes the tag to Io Ishimori!
Gavin Kirkland: Io Ishimori had a rough week last week thanks to Constance Blevins, but she hopes to contribute in some sort of way in this match! Io has been known to being in her best state of mind when going up against some of the most amazing competition of the brand! It’s what we saw during her match against Cameron Ella Ava three weeks ago on Showdown! Jamie is back to a vertical base as Io goes right after him with a big boot to him at the corner! Jamie manages to get a good hold of Io’s leg at the corner! Jamie steps out from the corner as he has a smirk on his face! Io is shaking her head no! She knows what is ahead of her!
Deadprez: A dragon screw leg whip by The Ace! Io Ishimori is turned around with ease! Io is clutching her leg, but she manages to get to her feet as she goes right after Jamie O’Hara, but Jamie manages to connect with an arm drag that takes The Queen of Goths to the mat! Io manages to get to her feet as Jamie connects with a dropkick that takes Io to her back! Jamie runs towards Io before connecting with a meteora on her! Jamie gets Io by her arm before Irish whipping her to the corner! Jamie runs towards her before connecting with a mafia kick! Io goes down! Jamie gets Io before connecting with a dragon suplex! He has the bridge on her as he has her there for the cover!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: IO ISHIMORI MANAGE TO BRIDGE HERSELF OUT OF THE DRAGON SUPLEX! SHE SPINS HERSELF AROUND BEFORE PULLING JAMIE O’HARA CLOSER TO HER BEFORE PLANTING HIM WITH A LAST DAY — A REVERSE STO ON THE LONGEST REIGNING WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION IN EAW HISTORY! IO DISTANCES HERSELF FROM JAMIE AND IT SEEMS LIKE IO IS GOING FOR THE REVERSE SOMERSAULT DDT — BLACK LOTUS ON JAMIE!
Deadprez: No! Jamie O’Hara manages to stop Io Ishimori in her tracks! Io lands on her feet as Jamie nails her with a backhand chop! Io delivers a backhand chop of her own! Jamie delivers a chop again! Io with a chop of her own! Jamie! Io! Jamie! Io! Jamie! Jamie! Jamie! Jamie manages to back Io to the corner before getting her by the arm and whipping her to the opposite set of the ropes! Io goes right after Jamie with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown! Jamie goes spinning around as Io goes right after The Ace with a basement dropkick!
???: Tag me in! Let me have him!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva is licking her lips at the corner! It seems like she has developed a bit of a fascination with Jamie O’Hara since their match several weeks back! Minerva put up a fantastic performance, but it was Jamie who ended up winning the match! Io Ishimori goes over to tag Minerva into the match!
Deadprez: Minerva is now the legal woman in the match! She makes her second appearance in this match! Minerva is waiting patiently for Jamie O’Hara to make it back to her feet before she connects with a back kick to him! Jamie falls to one knee before Minerva runs towards him with a running clothesline! She knocks the former World Champion down! Minerva gets Jamie in a headlock before connecting with an elbow drop! TWILIGHT ON JAMIE O’HARA! MINERVA USES THAT SAME ELBOW AND BEGINS TO BASH JAMIE’S SKULL WITH IT! MINERVA IS RUTHLESS, GAVIN! MINERVA APPLIES A BASEMENT ABDOMINAL STRETCH ON JAMIE! SHE IS GOING TO DO ANYTHING SHE CAN TO WEAR JAMIE DOWN! JAMIE MAY BE THE BIGGEST TARGET IN THIS MATCH AND MINERVA KNOWS THAT SHE NEEDS TO GET RID OF HIM! MINERVA WRENCHES JAMIE’S HEAD TO THE SIDE AND APPLIES MORE PRESSURE ONTO THE STRETCH! AHREN FOURNIER AND CHRIS ELITE ARE AT HIS CORNER, TRYING TO RALLY JAMIE BACK INTO THIS MATCH!
Gavin Kirkland: I’m very conflicted! My baby boy Jamie is in trouble, but I am so incredibly turned on by Minerva at the moment! A team full of exotic and beautiful women versus a team of exotic and handsome men — no homo — Minerva continues to apply pressure onto that basement abdominal stretch, but the rhythmic stomping from the EAW Universe is getting louder and louder! These fans would love nothing more than for Jamie the bounce back and win the match for his team! Jamie is finding the strength to get to a vertical base as Minerva feels like she is losing her grasp on The Ace! Jamie begins to elbow Minerva in the face! What in the hell? Jamie O’Hara with a yell!
Deadprez: IT SEEMED LIKE MINERVA JUST BIT JAMIE O’HARA IN THE EAR! WHAT KIND OF MIKE TYSON BULLSHIT IS GOING ON HERE? KEEP THAT SHIT OUT DYNASTY PLEASE! MINERVA RELEASES HER STRETCH ON JAMIE AS JAMIE LOOKING TO SEE IF HIS EAR IS IN ONE PIECE AND IT IS! JAMIE LOOKS WEIRDED OUT ABOUT WHAT JUST HAPPENED AS MINERVA HAS THAT SINISTER SMIRK ON HER FACE.
Gavin Kirkland: She wanted a piece of Jamie O’Hara. I don’t blame her. :wow:
Deadprez: Minerva goes right after Jamie O’Hara as Jamie goes for an armdrag, but Minerva manages to land on her feet! Jamie connects with a shotgun dropkick as she takes Minerva back to their corner! Jamie tags in Ahren Fournier back into the match! Ahren runs towards Minerva before connecting with a running knee before getting Minerva back to her feet and connecting with a neckbreaker! AHREN TAKES DOWN THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION! AHREN GETS MINERVA AND CONNECTS WITH A REST HOLD ON HER! AHREN GOING TO PLAY HIS PART IN TAKING DOWN MINERVA! WHAT IN THE HELL?!?!??!?!
Gavin Kirkland: MINERVA JUST BIT AHREN FOURNIER’S FINGERS OFF! IT SEEMS LIKE SHE’S GETTING A BIG OF REVENGE FROM THE GET FUCKED EARLIER IN THE MATCH UP! Ahren releases the rest hold and it seems like Minerva may have found an opening right there! Minerva runs towards Ahren with a clothesline, but Ahren kicks Minerva in the stomach before getting himself in position — CALL TO ARMS — CROSS ARM BREAKER ON THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION! MINERVA FINDS HERSELF IN SOME SERIOUS TROUBLE RIGHT NOW! CONSTANCE BLEVINS IS AT THEIR CORNER, RALLYING FOR HER PARTNER TO GET OUT OF THE SITUATION! MINERVA CANNOT AFFORD TO SUBMIT! FATAL DESTINY IS SOMEWHERE WATCHING THIS MATCH AND LOSING DOESN’T SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THEM!
Deadprez: The GOAT has Call to Arms locked in, but Minerva is trying to turn herself around and look for a cover on Ahren Fournier! It may be too painful, but I don’t think that Minerva cares at the moment! Ahren manages to get her back into position of the submission hold! I think that Minerva may have to submit here! It’s either that or Ahren adds an arm to his collection!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins pulls Minerva’s foot closer to the ropes! The referee is unaware of what Constance did, but it seems to be helpful! Ahren Fournier saw that Constance did, but Constance was looking out for her partner! She saw her partner in trouble and knew that she needed to do something about it! Ahren releases the submission hold as Minerva has some time to get to the corner! She needs to tag Constance into the match! Constance has her arm stuck out! Constance is more than ready for the tag!
Deadprez: Io Ishimori tags herself into the match! It seemed like that irritated Constance Blevins, but she is trying to keep her temper under control! Io steps up to the plate as she faces Ahren Fournier in the ring! Io rushes toward AHREN AND CONNECTS WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! AHREN FLIES ACROSS THE RING, BUT HE RUSHES TOWARDS IO DUCKS WHATEVER AHREN WAS GOING TO DISH OUT OF HER BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A PELE KICK TO THE BACK OF AHREN’S HEAD! AHREN FALLS FORWARD TO HIS KNEES AS IO FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH AN OLD SCHOOL — THE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE COLLIDES WITH AHREN’S SKULL AS THAT TAKES HIM BACK! IO FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A STANDING MOONSAULT AND GOES FOR THE COVER ON AHREN!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ahren Fournier kicks out at two! You can sense a bit of frustration going on in Io Ishimori’s face, but she is trying to remain as calm as possible! Io is looking to get Ahren in position for the stretch muffler! She has his leg around her neck as she’s trying to get the submission move locked in —
Deadprez: DETECTIVE ASSON IS STANDING ON THE APRON! WE SAW DETECTIVE TY COME FOR CHRIS ELITE’S AID DURING THE MATCH, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE DETECTIVE ASSON WILL COME FOR AHREN FOURNIER’S AID! IO ISHIMORI RELEASES WHATEVER SHE HAD OF THE STRETCH MUFFLER AND PROCEEDS TO MOUTH OFF THE FEMALE OF THE BOZO VICTIMS UNIT!
Gavin Kirkland: IO ISHIMORI WITH A SPINNING BACK FIST TO DETECTIVE ASSON! SHE FALLS FROM THE APRON AND INTO DETECTIVE BIGGUMS’ ARMS!
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier plans to use that as a distraction as he rolls up Io Ishimori!
Gavin Kirkland: Io Ishimori manages roll herself out of the roll up! Ahren Fournier is up to his feet as well! PROTECT YOUR NECK! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL! THE STRENGTH OF THAT CLOTHESLINE KNOCKS THE TWO ELITISTS DOWN! AHREN DOESN’T HAVE THE STRENGTH TO GO FOR THE PIN FALL! IT SEEMS LIKE BOTH OF THEM WILL NEED TO LOOK FOR TAGS FROM ONE OF THEIR PARTNERS! BOTH JAMIE O’HARA AND CHRIS ELITE HAVE THEIR HANDS OUT, READY FOR THE HOT TAG! CONSTANCE BLEVINS AND MINERVA ARE THE SAME WAY! AHREN IS TRYING TO DRAG HIS TIRED BODY OVER TO HIS CORNER! HE JUMPS AS HE TAGS IN CHRIS ELITE INTO THE MATCH! IO ISHIMORI TAGS IN CONSTANCE BLEVINS INTO THE MATCH!
(Constance Blevins and Minerva jump from the apron before Io Ishimori can tag herself out of the match. Io Ishimori looks to be in rage at the moment. Why in the hell would Heavenly Hell not want to be part of the match? Don’t they want to win?)
Deadprez: Heavenly Hell just jumped off the apron! It seems like this tag team match is none of their concerns! They have a title defense in less than a week! They don’t need to worry about this tag team match! It seems like they’re going to feed Io Ishimori to the wolves! Constance Blevins and Minerva are making their way up the ramp as they turned around to see Io Ishimori confused and tired out of her mind!
(The crowd begins to get antsy…)
Gavin Kirkland: ASHES TO ASHES!!!!!! THE DOUBLE SUPERKICKS TO HEAVENLY HELL??!??!?!?!! MIHO LI AND KARINA-ANN JUST NAILED THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS WITH DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Karina-Ann gets Minerva back to her feet before battery ramming her against the steel ring post! Why are we being invaded by even more Dynasty scum? Miho gets Constance Blevins by her arm before whipping her towards the barricade! Constance’s back slides down in pain! Karina-Ann takes a couple steps back as she sees Minerva resting against the ring post! Karina-Ann nails Minerva with a spinning heel kick!
Deadprez: Minerva ducks as Karina-Ann’s leg goes crashing against the ring post! Karina-Ann drops down to one knee as Minerva goes right after Karina-Ann with a Lou Thesz press! The crowd is on their feet as Minerva is unleashing her fury on one of the women she and Constance will be facing at Territorial Invasion!
Gavin Kirkland: DEADLY LITTLE MIHO — THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE ONTO MINERVA’S SKULL! CONSTANCE BLEVINS IS NOT GOING TO LET ANYONE TAKE DOWN HER PARTNER! CONSTANCE WITH A SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO MIHO LI! MIHO FALLS TO HER BACK AS CONSTANCE BEGINS TO YELL AT MIHO LI, BUT KARINA-ANN TURNS CONSTANCE AROUND AND KICKING HER IN THE STOMACH — THE MONEY SHOT ON CONSTANCE! SNAP DDT AS CONSTANCE DROPS TO THE MAT! I don’t think that Heavenly Hell expected for Fatal Destiny to be a presence in this main event match, but Fatal Destiny is making a statement before their huge title match! They are taking attention away from this main event match! Karina-Ann has her arms out in confidence as the loyal Showdown fans are booing this beautiful woman! I am so conflicted. She’s everything that I look for in a woman. :mjcry:
Deadprez: Blonde and beautiful?
Gavin Kirkland: Yup. Fatal Destiny just took out the Unified Tag Team Champions! The challengers are out to make sure that new champions are crowned next weekend!
(The crowd is booing the living hell out of Fatal Destiny! Karina-Ann and Miho Li pose for the crowd, who are hating every second of it. The two women admire their work. They managed to knock down both members of Heavenly Hell. Miho hops over the apron as Karina-Ann does the same thing before making her way out of the arena.)
Deadprez: That was a surprise I was not expecting, but Io Ishimori was going to be left with no partners regardless! Io is focused on the encounter between the two tag teams outside of the ring! Chris Elite is the legal man in this match! Is Io aware that this match is still continuing? Io turns herself around —
Gavin Kirkland: BOX OFFICE SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHRIS ELITE NAILS IO ISHIMORI WITH THE SUPERKICK! CHRIS TAGS IN AHREN FOURNIER BACK INTO THE MATCH BEFORE FOLLOWING UP THAT BOX OFFICE SMASH WITH A STORYBOOK ENDING — CURBSTOMP ONTO THE SKULL OF IO! AHREN TAGS IN JAMIE O’HARA INTO THE MATCH AS HE GETS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE — GENKI CANNON, DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO IO! BUT, IT SEEMS LIKE TEAM SHOWDOWN IS NOT DONE YET AS JAMIE TAGS IN CHRIS BACK INTO THE MATCH! CHRIS HAS IO ISHIMORI IN FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX, BUT HE ROLLS THAT GERMAN INTO A ONE HANDED ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER! LONG KISS GOODNIGHT ON IO! CHRIS HAS HER THERE FOR THE COVER!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Money and Power” plays through the speakers as Chris Elite is on his knees with a huge smile on his face. Ahren Fournier picks up his partner as the two of them embrace in victory. Io Ishimori rolls herself out of the ring after eating a shit ton of finishers. Jamie O’Hara joins his two partners as the members of Team Showdown raise their hands in victory.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…THE WINNERS OF THIS MATCH…. THE TEAM OF ILLIONAIRES AND JAAAAAAAMMMMMIIIIIIEEEEEEEE OOOOOOOOOOOOOO’HAAAARRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAA!!!!!
Deadprez: What a high action main event, Gavin! Team Showdown stands tall to conclude this go-home show! Will this sight be foreshadowing of what we can expect for War Games?
Gavin Kirkland: There was some question and concern on whether these three can find themselves on the same page, but they looked fantastic around the end portion of the match! I loved the vision of all three of them hitting their respective finishers! I really love Showdown’s chance at the moment more than I did before!
(“Money and Power” continue to play in the background as Kyra Phillips has Jamie O’Hara, Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier with her in the ring. The ILLIONAIRES’S entrance music dies down for Kyra to get some post-match comments from Team Showdown.)
Kyra Phillips: What a fantastic performance from Team Showdown! Guys, thank you for joining at this time! We are one week from Territorial Invasion, and after winning just moments ago, how are you feeling going into War Games?
Ahren Fournier: I can’t speak for my partners, but I’m feeling pretty GOAT right now, doing GOAT things and being surrounded by nothing, but GOAT people. I just competed in a highly competitive match and of course, won the match. Did anyone doubt that we couldn’t pull this off? Some people wanted to label us the “dysfunctional brand” in War Games like we’re supposed to ignore whatever the fuck Dynasty calls themselves. Do they want to label us the team “full of bitches” like we’re supposed to ignore Team Voltage who are put in this match to get fed to us. Let’s be real right here. If I had to pick a team that has any chance of winning the match besides ourselves, I would select none because there is no other team in that match that has the level of talent that the three of us display — Team Dynasty trash. Team Voltage is WOAT. Team Showdown? Team Showdown GOAT. After putting on the performance we just did, my confidence is through the roof. I’m always confident, but I’m looking at the big picture, and the big picture is this: all the other brands don’t got shit over this team right here. After Team Showdown stands tall, we are going to hear every person in the arena going BAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
(The EAW Universe begins to mimic Ahren Fournier’s GOAT noise.)
Chris Elite: Easy right there, GOAT. As much as we’re going out there to prove that no one should be writing us off, I am looking forward to slapping the shit out of anyone who dares to mess with me. Let’s look at the positives. There is no other team that has what we have. No one gathers the attention we do. It doesn’t matter who decides to write us off after terrible losses, but we still manage to find ourselves to be the most talked-about talents in the company. There is no other team that has three former World Champions in one group. Dynasty only has two and Voltage has no former World Champions on their side. The three of us know what it takes to reach the mountain top, and it shouldn’t be an issue to go to that length again. None of the other teams are going to be able to handle us. Jamie won Grand Rampage earlier this year, so he knows a thing or two about endurance. Ahren’s won an Extreme Elimination Chamber to become EAW Champion and should have no issue with going through hell and back to get the W. Me? I got this Gawd Contract, run the Bozo Victims Unit, and if the match tonight is somewhat a victory over the Unified Tag Team Champions, it’s safe to say that Ahren and I will be capturing those belts and getting that Triple Crown real soon.
Jamie O’Hara: Let’s focus on the joint task at the moment, lads. That is entering War Games and prove that we are the most exceptional representation of what Elite Answers Wrestling is. We are the excellence that you can’t find on the other brands; we are three former World Champions who know what it feels to reach that mountaintop. We are the legends whose stories inspire thoughts for those that step forth into this company. We have clashed with the best this company has to offer, we’ve conquered them, and we have survived whatever got thrown our way. There were occasions where we’ve stumbled and fell, but we have learned from those experiences, and we have grown from them. I look at the battlefield, and I don’t believe the challenge is impossible to overcome. I look at the competition, and it’s what I’ve always stared down. It’s nothing more different than what I’ve encountered. People are going to tell me how they’re “different” from the men and women who have stood in front of me. There were occasions where I was proven wrong, and I let my ego get the best of me. Two of the most prominent examples of my ego getting the best of me are the two men standing beside me. These two men I’ve faced in the ring and I’m not afraid to say that I’ve fallen to them. Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite learned from those experiences and became stronger because of it. I expect nothing, but excellence with these two. No one should be expecting anything less than excellence from me. That’s something that our opponents at Territorial Invasion need to understand. If they don’t know, they’ll get that message when the three of us are standing above them all.
Kyra Phillips: Bold statements from Team Showdown! We wish you all the luck at Territorial Invasion! This this victory home!
Ahren Fournier: We’re planning to do that.
Chris Elite: The other teams don’t got shit over us.
(“Money and Power” plays once again as Ahren Fournier, Chris Elite and Jamie O’Hara celebrate their victory in the ring. The rest of the Bozo Victims Unit is seen in the ring with them as each member of Team Showdown goes to the top turnbuckle to celebrate and pose for the cameras.)
Gavin Kirkland: It seems like Team Showdown is in agreement! We could only hope that it translates to a victory at Territorial Invasion! Team Dynasty doesn’t got shit on us! Team Voltage has no chance at all! This is the premier brand in EAW and you’re looking at three of the reasons in that ring!
Deadprez: That concludes the show! There are so many questions we have in the moment. Who will walk out with the Answers World Championship? Who will walk out with the PURE Championship? Who will walk out with the Universal Women’s Championship? Most importantly, who will reign supreme over the other brands?
Gavin Kirkland: Spoiler alert: it’s Team Showdown! Join us in two weeks as we’ll have all the fallout from Territorial Invasion! From the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, signing off on behalf of Deadprez, I am Gavin Kirkland! See you next weekend for Territorial Invasion!
(The last shot is of Team Showdown celebrating in the ring before it cuts to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)