(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP FROM TERRITORIAL INVASION: It begins with New Breed Championship Match between champion Felix Hartley, Kai Zolomon and Archimedes J. Manson. The battle if intense and competition, but ends in no contest after Archimedes tackles Felix and Kai off the stage into a bunch of electrical equipment. All three of them are being carried out in stretchers. It transitions a backstage segment with Showdown General Manager Jenny Punk and Starr Stan are arguing and placing the blame on Starr on a member of her roster being injured. It forwards to Joey backstage agent who states that one out of the three competitors in the match are good to compete next week. It’s revealed to be Archimedes as Starr seems happy about that. Jenny asks HRDO “what now?” and he states that the New Breed Championship will be vacant and the winner of the Divide and Conquer Match will be New Breed Champion.)
(TRANSITION: “Battle of the Sexes” Divide and Conquer Match is shown. We are seen highlights from some of the men and women on the Showdown brand; however, none of them sticks out other than Jenny Cien. It forwards to her and Dynasty’s Jake Smith of being the final two. The two clash for a bit before Jenny hits a Dame Mas out of nowhere. She follows that with a 100% Splash for the win! The crowd cheering out of their minds as Jenny is seen with tears in her eyes. It goes to HRDO putting the title on her waist as The Baddie celebrates in the ring.)
(TRANSITION: It goes to Harlow Reichert and Mark Michaels for the PURE Championship. Highlights of the match are seen. It goes to Harlow accidently knocking the referee out of the moment and Mark hits Harlow with the New Breed Championship. Harlow kicks out at the last second. The two of them clash before Mark locks in the Liberation Has Begun! Harlow does her best to counter the move, but Mark manages to get the move back in position as Harlow fights and eventually succumbs to the move.)
(TRANSITION: It goes to Kassidy Heart vs. Cameron Ella Ava for the Universal Women’s Championship. Highlights of the match are seen. It goes to Kassidy flexing her power and hitting Cameron with a steel chair before connecting with Painfully Ever After on the steel chair. It goes to Cameron side stepping as Kassidy’s head clashes between the steel steps. Cameron places Kassidy’s head between the steel steps before kicking it in multiple times. Cameron demands for the official to end the match and award her the title, but Kassidy gets up before the official can do that. More highlights are seen as Kassidy connects with a spear out of nowhere, but Cameron kicks out. It goes to Cameron having the upper hand as she has Kassidy in position for Stardust Breaker. Kassidy catches Cameron in a kimura lock before transitioning to the Fujiwara armbar and locking in Thank U, Next! Cameron shows some fighting spirit, but Kassidy pulls back on Cameron’s arm for a few more moments as Cameron passes out. It pans to Kassidy celebrating in the ring as Cameron is being carried out to the ring by her sister Consuela. Cameron clutching her arm is seen.)
(TRANSITION: It goes to Mr. DEDEDE vs. The Visual Prophet for the Answers World Championship with Nina D as the special guest referee. It shows Nina’s bias towards Viz, which pisses off DEDEDE. It goes to Viz attempting a crossbody to the outside and DEDEDE side steps like it’s nothing at all. DEDEDE throws Viz into the ring post, which causes Viz to bleed from his forehead. More highlights of the match are seen as Viz continues to bleed harshly. Viz applies the Viz Lock on DEDEDE, but DEDEDE manages to get his foot out of the boot and out of the lock. He gets Viz up and connects with the MK Driver as Nina refuses to make the count. It goes to DEDEDE beating the living hell out of Viz with Nina screaming and crying. DEDEDE tells her to end the match and save Viz, but she is hesitant of doing so, which only leads to DEDEDE to punch Viz even harder. Suddenly, a ring bell is heard as Nina ends the match and cries to Viz. The last thing is DEDEDE placing his title on the shoulder and limping to the back.)
(TRANSITION: It goes to the War Games Match and highlights of Team Showdown’s performance in the match. It shows Jamie O’Hara handling himself fine going up against Andrea Valentine and Serena Bennett in the early portion of the match. The countdown begins as the cage of the Illionaires light up as Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier make their way to the ring. Team Showdown shows their wonderful teamwork and unity as they stand side-by-side and the destruction they caused. Everytime it seems like one of them need help, they have the other’s back and do a great job with displaying their unity. It continues to show various highlights from the match. It goes to the last portion of the match with Raven Roberts connecting with the third Talon on Serena and Chris Elite breaking the count there. )
(TRANSITION CONTINUES: Chris goes for a Box Office Smash on Serena, but gets low blowed by Andrea before connecting with Atomic Blonde. Raven follows that with Raven’s Wings on Chris! Jamie gets Andrea and connects with Stardust Breaker and goes for the cover, but Raven breaks up the pin. Jamie goes for a Stardust Breaker on Raven, but gets hit in the back of his skull by Ms. Extreme and TLA’s chancla before going for Blind Fury, but Jamie rolls out of the way. Extreme gets hit with a Devil May Cry by Darkane before he raises the screwdriver above her and looks to drive it to her eye socket. Jamie is able to save her on time before connecting with a Stardust Breaker on Darkane for a pin fall attempt, but Raven breaks up the pin. It goes to the closing part of the match. Darkane has Chris for Six Feet Under, but Jamie connects with In Excelsis and goes for the cover, but Extreme connects with Blind Fury on Darkane as Jamie gets out of the way. Jamie tries to go for another In Excelsis on Extreme, but misses. Chris goes for the cover on Darkane, but Andrea connects with a moonsault with a trash can that lands on Chris. Andrea goes for the cover as the scene goes black, but the crowd counting is heard.)
(TRANSITION: Team Voltage wins as we see the three women getting emotional and celebrating in the ring. Meanwhile, it pans to the Illionaires near the ramp in massive pain for what they put their bodies through. Meanwhile, Jamie rests his back on the barricade, looking disappointed and heartbroken that the result didn’t go his way.)
(The scene fades to inside the Colonial Life Arena with a sold out crowd cheering out of their minds as they raise their posters for the cameras to see. There’s no music playing in the background and it seems like a cold opening, but we gonna heat things up right now.)
(SCREENBAR — COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA!)
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA plays throughout the arena as the crowd goes into a frenzy as Jamie O’Hara comes out from the back. He cracks a smile as the crowd’s fantastic reception of him. There is a part of him that feels like he let this crowd down due to not winning War Games last weekend, but he is doing the best he can not show the emotion on his face even though he put his feelings out for the world to see since his return.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… “THE ACE OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING”… JAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEE OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO’HAAAAAARRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: We open the show with The Ace, Jamie O’Hara! But first, welcome to Saturday Night Showdown! I am Gavin Kirkland! Right next to me is Deadprez! We are a week off from one of the most significant Territorial Invasions in recent memory! I still cannot get over the War Games Match where Jamie led Team Showdown into war. Sadly, the blue brand couldn’t walk away with a win. Congratulations to the queens on Voltage for getting the job done, but Jamie was a fantastic captain and to keep the Illionaires in check these past couple weeks has gone unrecognized.
Deadprez: Jamie O’Hara went through hurdles for Jenny Punk to justify his reasoning to be captain. I think it went justified in this match, and we may not have won, but there was no other man on the brand I would have trusted as captain than Jamie. However, we more forward to Battle of Egypt in two weeks.
(It transitions to multiple wrestling sites’ articles breaking news about EAW Hall of Famer and two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Tyler Parker would face Jamie O’Hara in a supposed “dream match” at Battle of Egypt in Suez, Egypt!)
Deadprez: Earlier in the week, Fight Grid confirmed that Jamie O’Hara would face Tyler Parker at Battle of Egypt! This news is huge, Gavin! It’s been a while since we’ve seen Tyler in EAW programming. When going up against the best in the business, he has been able to deliver some quality matches. Jamie is one of the best in this entire company. He’s up there with the Mr. DEDEDEs and the Impacts. However, World Heavyweight Champion, Impact considered Tyler his “Quintessential Successor” back in the day when Tyler was starting in this company and had nothing but praise for him when I mentioned Tyler Parker to him.
Gavin Kirkland: You could also go to Cameron Ella Ava, and she’ll ramble on about how great Jamie is. More than I ever could, but praise means nothing if neither of these men can back it up in the ring. I do believe Jamie and Tyler will put on a classic. My concern is: can Tyler hang with this new generation. Consistently, you have these new Elitists question on whether Jamie can hang, but he can, and he has. However, can Tyler? He can’t expect things to be like when he once ruled the scene as World Champion. Times have changed, but we’ll see if he’s evolved as Jamie has.
(The camera pans to Jamie O’Hara already in the ring with a microphone in his hand. “Ultimate Battle” dies down. Jamie thinks about what he is going to say. The crowd continues to cheer Jamie. Despite losing at Territorial Invasion, they are not holding that against him.)
Jamie O’Hara: At Territorial Invasion, the Illionaires and I went into war and wanted to establish why Team Showdown is the most superior brand out of Voltage and Dynasty. We thought we had traits that separated us from the two other brands. Team Showdown was the highest representation of what Elite Answers Wrestling was, and the excellence each of us men personified was going to be enough to lead the team to victory. We were the favorite brand to leave War Games with a win. We went into the match to redeem ourselves from the travesty of Team Showdown last year. Alas, we didn’t do that, and it falls onto my shoulders. I promised Jenny Punk that I wasn’t going to let her down as captain and once again, I feel like I let a bunch of people down. For that, I apologize if I let any of you people down.
Crowd: WE STILL LOVE YOU! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 WE STILL LOVE YOU! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 WE STILL LOVE YOU! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻
(The crowd holds onto the chant for a little longer as Jamie O’Hara cannot help break into a smile again. There is no denying that this crowd loves Jamie. Despite all the mistakes that he’s made, they haven’t turned on him. They don’t have a lousy perspective of him.)
Jamie O’Hara: I don’t deserve your love and respect. I don’t deserve anything, but to be alone in this world. Within the last year, I let down a bunch of people. I let down my wife and our family; I let down Jenny Punk; I let down Chris and Ahren; I let all of you down. I’m mind-blown that I still have a support system. I can’t believe that I wake up to Cameron next to me and see that she hasn’t left me. I look at her, and I feel the constant reminder of not only letting her down but a bunch of people down. I’ve vowed to myself that whenever I get the chance to right the wrongs, I will get the job done. I made a promise to my wife, our family and I’m going to make that promise to every single person who hasn’t turned their back on me.
(The crowd begins to applaud Jamie O’Hara for a moment.)
Jamie O’Hara: The idea of redeeming myself one day is a goal of mine, and it hasn’t left my mind; however, I need to move forward, and each match does that for me. Battle of Egypt is an example. It was announced earlier in the week that I would participate in a so-called “dream match” between myself and Tyler Parker. It’s been a while since Tyler has been in a match. The last remembrance I have of Tyler is a disappointing performance at House of Glass in 2017 — which distanced himself from the man he was when he was World Heavyweight Champion. It seemed like things truly hit rock bottom for him there. But, with a bunch of new faces, people aren’t going to be looking at his faults. Odds are there are a bunch of people in the locker room who have no idea who the fuck the cunt is. However, they’ll take the words of everyone hyping him up to be an all-time great. He’s a Hall of Famer, so that must make him fantastic.
Jamie O’Hara: Tyler can claim that I haven’t been in the ring with anyone like him before. How many times have I had people say that to me? What makes Tyler stand out from every man and woman I have faced in my career? The fact that it doesn’t matter how much I cave his fucking skull in, he will still get up? That I can try to break him, but he’s not going to let that happen? Tyler Parker needs to understand that he’s never been in the ring with undeniable talent like myself. There have been three constant presences for five years in this company — Mr. DEDEDE, Impact, and Jamie fucking O’Hara. While he has been living the retirement life, I have continued to gain experience that goes unmatched. I have gathered accomplishments that will likely never be repeated. I’ve got nothing to prove against Tyler. These people know who I am. These people know what I am capable of, and it may be two years since he’s stepped into this ring, but it’s a different crowd and standards, and I don’t believe he will be able to live up to them. Just like with all of my opponents, Tyler should expect nothing, but the best from me. He couldn’t have a better opponent for his return match than the most relevant man in this company. I walk into the room, and the chances are that I’m the most important and noteworthy name to be present. There are a bunch of people in that locker room that want to see me descend back into the shadows and be like Tyler Parker. I’m not going to do that. I refuse to be a relic of the past, and Tyler is going to learn why I stand as one of the god damn cornerstones of this entire company at Battle of Egypt —
( — “Money and Power” by Kid Ink plays through the speakers out of nowhere as the crowd goes to a standing ovation as the Illionaires — Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier step out from the back. The two men are hyping themselves up as Jamie O’Hara seems a bit surprised to see them out there, regarding that they have no part in this promo he was cutting and the Territorial Invasion and bonding experience of these three men is over.)
Gavin Kirkland: What are the Illionaires doing out here? We are aware that Ahren Fournier will be in action later tonight against The Visual Prophet.
Deadprez: Illionaires are the two other men that made up Team Showdown with Jamie O’Hara. They did a fantastic job of making Team Showdown look as dominating as possible, but it seems like the three of these men have formed a bit of a bond that can’t be denied, Gavin. Territorial Invasion may be over, but their friendship is not. :wow:
(Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite are already in the ring with microphones in their hands. Ahren pulls in Jamie O’Hara into an embrace since they’re best friends and all, but Jamie seems weirded out by the gesture. The Illionaires’ music fades as Ahren and Chris are rallying the crowd up.)
Ahren Fournier: I know that this was your time, but we’re best friends and all, so I assumed that you didn’t mind that we come out here. Chris and I were a bit hesitant with coming out here because you were in the middle of cutting some monologue on Tyler Wolfe —
Jamie O’Hara: — Parker.
Ahren Fournier: Whatever, but I know that the three of us didn’t get a chance to talk together after the War Games Match. I mean, we were both getting stitched up, some of us got sent to the hospital after the match. I mean, you’ve ignored all of my calls and texts. You refused to answer my DMs on Twitter, and I’ve been very hurt about that, Jamie. I thought we were best friends. I felt almost getting arrested in Arkansas out of all places would have been enough to make the three of us bond, but it seems like I was wrong. Jennipurr misses her uncle Jamie, and I had to tell her that he just went to the store to get some milk. Do you not care what you have done to your cat niece?
Jamie O’Hara: I’m sorry?
Ahren Fournier: JENNIPURR DOESN’T NEED YOUR SORRIES!
(Ahren Fournier looks a tad emotional as Chris Elite puts a hand on his shoulder, trying to calm him down.)
Chris Elite: Easy there, GOAT; that’s not why we came to the ring. The reason why we went to the ring was to commend you on being the best captain for Team Showdown. I know at times, we weren’t the easiest to deal with or your ideal partners, but we just wanted you to understand what we’re thankful for letting us be a part of your team. Not many people would have trusted us with a prominent position, but we’re glad that you did. We didn’t get the W that we were hoping for, but I at least slapped the shit out of Serena Bennett. She killed me afterward, but that’s a W in my book. I’m just here to say that Territorial may be over, but I will still have your back.
Ahren Fournier: I have your back as well. You may have embarrassed Showdown by losing at Territorial Invasion, but that’s a thing in the past. You taught us that we need to be more cutthroat and take no prisoners at all. During those couple of weeks as a team, I feel like we both got to know each other. We know each other’s thoughts and feelings. The three of us GOATS need to stand together and above the competition on Showdown. I feel like we need to be as united as ever.
Jamie O’Hara: I agree with that statement —
(“Lonely Girl” by Tonight Alive plays throughout the arena as General Manager Jenny Punk steps out from the back. Jenny already has a microphone in her hands as she has a forced smile on her face. To say that she is happy about how things worked out for Showdown and Territorial Invasion, she would be lying to you. Jenny is not a happy camper at the moment, and these three men can see that, but she’s trying not to show it..)
Gavin Kirkland: I’m curious to see what Jenny Punk has to say on the matter. She was the one that appointed Jamie O’Hara to be captain of Team Showdown and trust him with putting together the best team possible. :lupe:
(“Lonely Girl” fades as Jenny Punk is standing on top of the ramp. She thinks about what exactly she is going to say. Jenny holds the microphone closer to her mouth and begins to speak.)
Jenny Punk: This unity is what I’m talking about, ladies and gentlemen. I love seeing this on my brand. I’m all in for it. I’m so glad that you found it within your heart to trust someone other than your wife, Jamie. I know, it’s difficult for yourself to open your heart and let people in on what you are thinking about, but I commend you on cooperating and creating your chemistry. On paper, there was no one else who was suited for the role of captain. Jamie, you in general, are the perfect Elitist. You’re not afraid to admit your flaws. You take charge when you don’t need too, and it doesn’t matter what you do, the fans will continue to love and support you. Out of everyone in that match, you had the biggest pop and that can’t be denied. Everyone loves Jamie O’Hara. But, you’re right, you do deserve to be alone in this world.
Deadprez: WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!? AHREN FOURNIER JUST BLINDSIDED JAMIE O’HARA FROM BEHIND WITH THE MICROPHONE! JAMIE FALLS FORWARD AS CHRIS ELITE, AND AHREN FOURNIER BEGIN TO POUNCE ON HIM LIKE A PACK OF WOLVES!! WHAT IN THE HELL IS ALL OF THIS?!?!?!?! JAMIE DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING AT ALL!!!! JAMIE O’HARA IS DEFENSELESS! AHREN IS DEMANDING FOR CHRIS TO BRING JAMIE UP TO HIS FEET! AHREN TAKES A COUPLE STEPS BACK!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: PROTECT YA NECK, CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL AS JAMIE O’HARA SENT TO HIS BACK! CHRIS ELITE FOLLOWS THAT WITH THE BIONIC STOMP — STANDING MOONSAULT INTO A FOOT STOMP!!!! CHRIS NAILS THE ACE IN THE STOMACH! AHREN GETS JAMIE TO HIS FEET BEFORE THROWING HIM SHOULDER FIRST TO THE RING POST AT THE CORNER! CHRIS GETS A GOOD HOLD OF JAMIE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A LONG KISS GOODNIGHT!! CHRIS ROLLS THE GERMAN SUPLEX BEFORE CONNECTING WITH THE ONE-HANDED ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER ON JAMIE!!!! JAMIE IS MANAGING TO GET HIMSELF UP!!!! I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW JAMIE IS FINDING THE ENERGY TO GET UP!!!!
Deadprez: YOU CAN’T KEEP JAMIE O’HARA DOWN FOR LONG, GAVIN!!! ANOTHER PROTECT YA NECK FROM AHREN FOURNIER! JAMIE IS IN A CRAWLING POSITION AS AHREN REBOUNDS FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH STORYBOOK ENDING!!! THE CURBSTOMP!! JAMIE’S SKULL GETS PRESSED AGAINST THE CANVAS! WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON? THESE TWO WERE TALKING ABOUT BEING A UNITED FORCE A COUPLE MINUTES AGO!
Gavin Kirkland: BY THE LOOK ON OUR GENERAL MANAGER’S FACE, IT SEEMS LIKE SHE PLANNED THE WHOLE THING! THIS ATTACK IS A COUP FROM JENNY PUNK! CHRIS ELITE GETS JAMIE O’HARA ONTO HIS SHOULDERS, AND AHREN FOURNIER GETS ON THE TOP ROPE!!! PROTECT YA NECK FROM THE TOP ROPE!!! PUT IT ON ICE!!! A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION TAKES THE ACE DOWN!!
(By this time, the crowd is booing the living hell out of the Illionaires. Jenny Punk joins Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite in the ring. Jamie O’Hara is lying on his back, almost unconscious as she still has that same microphone in her hands.)
Jenny Punk: Let’s cut it with the “unity” crap. That seems to more like Team Dynasty’s thing. You’re not a complete dumbass to see that I’m not happy about how things worked out for Team Showdown at Territorial Invasion. We may not have been the ones pinned in the match, but we also didn’t walk away with the victory. Jamie, I handpicked you in a position to be the captain of Team Showdown and lead Showdown to victory. I did everything in my power to make you ready for War Games by placing you in matches that were going to help you in the match. You claimed that you weren’t going to let me down, but you did that. I’m disappointed in you. You disappointed Showdown. I don’t care if what I say is going to be a popular opinion from the crowd or not, but we’re not going to ignore the fact that Ahren and Chris carried your weight for Team Showdown. Like I said, on paper, you were the perfect person to be captain for Team Showdown. You are the perfect Elitist. In real life, I think your sister-in-law said it best; you’re nothing more than an incompetent piece of shit. I should have known better than to choose the man the entire world was hoping to win at Pain for Pride but ended up disappointing them. That was my mistake, but I’m not making that same mistake again. You thought you were going to lead the Illionaires to greatness, but you only led them to disappointment. It seems to be a common theme with you. I don’t plan on getting that result.
(Jenny Punk drops the microphone as “Lonely Girl” plays through the speakers again. Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier look proud of their work as they shake hands with Jenny Punk and solidify their small alliance as the three of them leave the ring.)
Deadprez: What in the hell is all of this? Is there an alliance between Jenny Punk and the Illionaires?
Gavin Kirkland: Jenny Punk claims that she is going to lead Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier to greatness and this could mean trouble for not only Jamie O’Hara, but the Showdown locker room. How are we going to expect for Jamie to take down this tandem?
(Jamie O’Hara rolls to his stomach as he is still confused over what the hell just happened. He’s holding the back of his head as Jenny Punk stands behind the Illionaires before making her way backstage. Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier grin and mock Jamie in the ring before making their way backstage. Jamie is fucking pissed off and knows that the three of them have made an enemy out of him.)
(Commercial promoting Battle of Egypt on the EAW Network!)
(It returns from commercial break as camera pans inside the ring where one of the competitors is already in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The opening contest of Showdown is a Triple Threat and it is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: Currently in the ring, from Cleveland, Ohio, weighing in at 227 lb., he is RAY COLE!
(Cole looks around in disgust, shaking his head and stretching, awaiting his opponents as “Cards” by Rick Rude starts as the lights are off as the titantron is blackened out. Quick green/red lights appearing every second until the rapping starts. The lights shine back on the titantron and Sonny, wearing a golden wrestling trunks and black/golden boots, has his arms spread open, showing his back to the fans and wrestling ring. As he snaps with his fingers, pyrotechnics explode at his side, takes off his hoodie and turns around quickly.)
Gina Romano: Introducing next, from Honolulu, Hawaii! Weighing in at 195 lbs., he is “THE KING OF HEARTS” SONNY SAXTON!
(The Crowd Cheers As he makes his way to the ring, he lets go of the hoodie and lets his arms loosen up. At the apron, he gently caresses it as he goes to the ring post, climbing the steel steps, entering the ring.)
Deadprez: Newcomers, first Ray Cole already in the ring, and now Sonny Saxton and the man looks impressive already.
Gavin Kirkland: They are both in there with some beef, but nothing makes me more excited than sitting by Eve!
Eve: Thank you Gavin and what a match we have, to kick off Showdown!
(“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: And the third 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 his two opponents, Saxton and Cole in their corners. He nods as the crowd roars.)
Deadprez: Listen to this crowd, they love Shaker Jones!
Eve: An awesome and charismatic talent, the fans love him.
Gavin Kirkland: He’s hairy, he’s a dude….. so Eve….about tonight….
Eve: Pay attention to the match, Gavin.
(The referee checks on all three contestants, he then calls for the bell to start the match….)
(DING! DING! DING!)
(All men circle the ring when Cole and Saxton both dropkick Shaker at the same time taking the bigger man down…)
Deadprez: This match already started with Sonny and Ray working together to take down the bigger man, they know as newcomers that Shaker Jones has the EAW experience and is a threat. Shaker on the other hand is with two new members of the roster and while both want to make impressions, Shaker is trying to get back on the right track and this is not the start he was looking for!
Eve: Not it wasn’t and now Cole and Saxton lock up, the faster Sonny, spins around with a take down, spinning around and kicking Cole flush in the head! The speed of this man is pretty impressive! He is not wasting anytime, grabbing Cole and delivering a La Magistral cradle, Sonny Saxton isn’t paid by the hour!
Gavin Kirkland: Fantastic, the sooner the better, we can get to the ladies, Sonny with a pinfall!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker breaks up the fall! The Canadian Wolf grabs Sonny by the head, a couple of devastating forearms rocks this guy, he is seeing stars, the Wolf with a huge Belly to Belly suplex on Sonny Saxton! No pinfall! He goes after Cole whipping him into the turnbuckle and slamming shoulder first into Cole! Wait… he grabs Sonny and whips him into Sexton, the crowd is howling! Here comes the Shaker Train!
Deaprez: What a hit and Cole was crushed in the turnbuckle! He is hurt already, Shaker slams sonny to the mats, he hoists up Cole up on the second turnbuckle, he is going for a high risk move! Looks like a suplex and Cole hasn’t even gotten out of the gates, playa!
Eve: He is trying to deliver the superplex but Sonny Saxton is right under Shaker Jones, what is he doing…. Lifting him off the ropes with his shoulders and FALLING BACK TO THE MATS BUT SHAKER PULLS OFF THE SUPLEX! ALL THREE MEN ALREADY DOWN EARLY IN THIS MATCH!
(The referee checks on all three men as the crowd cheers and starts to howl)
Deadprez: Sonny Saxton threw caution to the wind and came up big! He is up first. Running against the ropes, he jumps up and the crowd cheers, SPLIT LEGGED FROGSPLASH ON COLE! HE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: DAMN IT! SHAKER JONES RECOVERS IN TIME TO PUSH SAXTON OFF COLE! SONNY AND SHAKER GET IN EACH OTHERS FACES! THEY START TO TRADE BLOWS! FOREARMS BY SAXTON! FOREARMS BY SHAKER!
(When Saxton hits the crowd screams Woof! When Shaker Hits the Crowd Howls, they go back and forth at one another not seeing Cole recover.)
Eve: COLE IS UP AND A DOUBLE BULLDOG BY RAY COLE! HE TOOK DOWN BOTH SHAKER AND SONNY! THIS IS THE OPENING THIS GUY HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR!
Gavin Kirkland: He finally does something! Cole took advantage and now is he picking up Shaker by the hair, a swift kick to the side, followed by the head staggering Jones. Sonny gets up slowly, Cloe runs to the ropes and a flying dropkick to the chest of Saxton sending him into the ropes, he bounces back and Cole with A FRANKENSTEINER RIGHT INTO A PINFALL!
Deadprez: SAXTON KICKS OUT! HE IS OUT ON HIS FEET THOUGH! COLE IS SETTING HIM UP FOR SOMETHING, TURN AROUND PLAYA! SONNY TURN AND NO! SHAKER JONES JUST CLOTHESLINED COLE RIGHT OUT OF HIS BOOTS! HE INTERCEPTED WHATEVER IT WAS COLE WAS DOING!
Eve: Shaker going for the cover but Sonny SCHOOLBOYS HIM!!
Eve: SHAKER KICKS OUT! Sonny caught him by surprise! Shaker is getting, kicking Sonny in the midsection, listen to the crowd! They are all about Shaker Jones! He grabs Sonny for the SHAKER MAKER! WAIT! SONNY BLASTING JONES WITH ELBOW AFTER ELBOW! HE RELEASES! SONNY ON HIS FEET! SHAKER TURNS RIGHT INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC! THE DISCUS CLOTHESLINE TAKES DOWN SHAKER! SONNY IS GETTING CHEERED AS WELL! HE POINTS TO THE ROPES! HE WANTS TO END THIS NOW!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker is down! Cole is starting to get to his feet! Something has to give here! Sonny is climbing the top rope again, WAIT! COLE JUST RUSHED HIM AND TOOK HIS LEGS OUT FROM UNDER SONNY! HE LANDS HARD ON THE MATS! COLE QUICKLY PICKS HIM UP AND HITTING THE COLE DROPPER! SONNY LANDS HARD AND COLE GOES FOR A COVER! THIS IS IT!
Deadprez: COLE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! SONNY KICKED OUT AT THE LAST SECOND! SHAKER IS STARTING TO GET UP, COLE GRABS SAXTON AND THROW HIM INTO SHAKER WHO GRABS HIM INTO THE FIREMAN’S CARRY AND HITS THE SHAKERMAKER! SAXTON IS DOWN! COLE TRIES TO ROLL UP SHAKER BUT JONES DROPS RIGHT ON HIS CHEST!
(The crowd roars, howling and chanting SHAKER! SHAKER SHAKER!)
Eve: He may have him right here! Shaker picks him up and whips Cole against the ropes, he goes for a back body drop but Cole flips over, he turns and senses Sonny behind him, Shaker drops and Saxton comes flying IN WITH THE YOUNG GUN ON COLE! THAT KNEE HIT THE SPOT AND COLE IS DOWN! SAXTON NEEDS TO GO FOR THE COVER BUT SHAKER IS RIGHT THERE, HE HITS SONNY WITH GIVE EM THE BOOT!
Gavin Kirkland: SAXTON FALLS OUT OF THE RING! SHAKER IS GOING TO END THIS! HE GRABS COLE AND HITS THE HOWLING! GOODNIGHT RAY COLE AND WELCOME TO EAW!
(The crowd roars and howls as they count with Shaker Jones and the referee as he drops for the cover…)
(DING!!!! DING!!! DING!!!)
(The referee calls for the bell as Shaker Jones all smiles stands up as the referee raises his hand for the victory.)
Eve: Big win and much needed for Shaker Jones!
Deadprez: Smart wrestler, took advantage and saw the opening, Sonny Saxton had it and Shaker was just a little too quick and smarter tonight, but I see big things in the future for this kid!
Gavin Kirkland: Yes it’s over! I mean great match! Let’s get the official decision!”
(The camera pans to Gina Romano.)
Gina Romano: The winner of the match…… “THE CANADIAN WOLF” SHAKER JJJOOOOONNNNNEEEESSSSS!
(“Love it Loud” by Kiss plays throughout the arena, the crowd roars as Shaker Jones points at them. Ray Cole is helped out of the ring by the referee as Sonny Saxton rolls back in standing behind Jones, he turns and the two look at one another eye to eye…)
Eve: Oh oh….. we might have some fireworks here.
Deadprez: The young man from Hawaii is not happy…. Wait….
Gavin Kirkland: Oh come on…. Fight!
(Sonny Saxton extends out his hand, Shaker nods and they both share a handshake to the cheer of the crowd. Sonny rolls out of the ring to let shaker celebrate with his fans…)
Deadprez: Great sportsmanship shown by the newcomer and we are just getting started, tonight!
Eve: That is the spirit of Showdown and the EAW.
Gavin Kirkland: Please, cut to commercial.
Eve: Not yet, Gavin.
(Shaker continues to celebrate in the ring.)
(Camera opens up backstage in the Showdown interview area where Kyra Phillips is standing by with a microphone in her hand, smiling into the camera. )
Kyra Phillips: Good evening everyone, it’s no question that Territorial Invasion is one of EAW’s most conclusive events of each season. Many stories reach their culmination at this event – and one of the stories to do just that was the one taking place between former EAW Tag Team Champions, Myles and my guest this evening.. XANDER PAYNE!
( Xander Payne walks into the frame looking all business, wearing an all black suit and trimmed facial hair. )
Kyra Phillips: Xander, thank you for taking a minute out of your day. I just wanted to gather your first thoughts in the wake of what was a tumultuous and unpredictable journey.
Xander Payne: “Journey.” Heh. You keep calling it that. You can refer to this saga between that disgusting slimeball whose name I don’t even want to repeat right now, as a “journey”, but let me ask you something Kyra. What good is a journey if there isn’t even a destination? For months I’ve had this thorn in my side, this itch that won’t go away, this nagging spectre following me around like a dark cloud over my head. He’s hitchhiked on my success, he was the supporting cast to Payne For Pride 2, and I even managed to drag him to a couple of tag team champions. But these last few months did more for (recoils in disgust) MYLES than they have done for me… by a long shot.
I went from the New Breed God to having to coexist with somebody who is clearly inferior. That’s no journey, that’s the definition of stagnation. It’s like being on a treadmill. If you didn’t notice, I hate treadmills. Why the hell would I want to run in place with the same sorry bum when I should be running. this. show.
( Xander receives a mixed response from the fans. )
Kyra Phillips: Wow Xander, I wouldn’t have expected such a grim outlook to what a lot of fans feel was one of the most exciting feuds of the year.
Xander Payne: Well oh me oh my, I’m soooo happy I could offer these good people of Charleston, South Carolina some excitement !!! That was sarcasm if you didn’t already notice. Yeah, you probably didn’t, I know. Do you want to know what I find exciting about this entire story? The fact that it’s over. And most importantly, MYLES IS OVER. FOR GOOD.
( Xander gets thunderous boos from the audience. )
Xander Payne: I broke him, I crushed him, and in a roundabout way I crushed the old Xander Payne. The Xander Payne that was willing to settle with inferior talent in his orbit. The Xander Payne who tried to take what was given to him and make it better. Tonight I’m all business, and that’s not just because I’m walking into a match with some giant lumberjack sexpest. Who obsesses with talking about dicks every day. It’s because from moving forward I will be all business, and working only in the best interests of one man… Xander Payne.
Kyra Phillips: Well I wanted to bring up your opponent tonight, but I’d prefer if we stuck on some of your long term plans for this season. We are heading into a crucial time period, we’re essentially on the Road to Road to Redemption, which is probably one of the most vital times of the year for EAW Elitists. The way you perform now through December could arguably set the stage for the rest of the season once we head into the new year.
Xander Payne: Yeah and let me pick up right where you left off, don’t forget we’re not just heading into a new year, we’re heading into a new decade. The 2010s are over and done, and the oldheads who came before me left their mark. I fully plan on leading this company, this industry into the 2020s at the head of the pack. There isn’t a shadow of doubt in my mind that when they look back on this next decade, 100 years from now, they’ll associate my name with this entire upcoming decade. I’ll be what Winston Churchill was to the 1940s, what MLK was to the 1960s, what Mr. DEDEDE was to the 1890s. Speaking of Mr. DEDEDE, I think a great way to start this next decade off right is if I take the Answers World Title off the hands of that old bastard once and for good.
Kyra Phillips: :lupe: You sure you wanna say that too loud?
Xander Payne: Why wouldn’t I? I’m not afraid of him. As a matter of fact, I know I can beat DDD. It all depends on when and where I feel like challenging him, but mark my words, I will show him what a true deity looks like when the right moment calls for it. But who knows… maybe I save him for a rainy day, and go after another title. Maybe I bulldoze through Mark Michaels and take the PURE Championship from his soiled, grubby, impure hands. The point is the sky’s the limit for me Kyra. Consider the “Wildcards” thing a pit stop on that road. I hope these other Elitists made good on their last chance at relevancy, because for the first time in months FINALLY… I’m finally free. And I won’t ever let this feeling of freedom slip from my hands ever, EVER again..
( Xander nods to himself and excuses himself from the interview with a look of conviction in his eyes. )
(Commercial break promoting Reasonable Doubt on the EAW Network on November 9, 2019!)
(“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X plays throughout the arena as the crowd boos at the entrance music at Lance Blackfyre. Lance comes out looking as intimidating as ever. No emotion is showing on his face as he’s focused straight ahead.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS…WEIGHING IN 365 POUNDS… HE IS THE “OMEN OF DESTRUCTION”….LAAAAANNNNNNNNNNCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEE BLAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKKKFYYYYYYRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Territorial Invasion didn’t pan out well for Lance Blackfyre as he managed to find himself in the losing side in the Dynasty vs. The World Five-on-Five Elimination Match! It took three different men to eliminate this giant!
Eve: Not many people have been able to say that they’ve pinned or submitted Lance Blackfyre! He’s managed to make his presence known in the main event scene with some fantastic matches with Jamie O’Hara and Mr. DEDEDE! Lance can deliver when the opportunity is presented to him, but I cannot help, but think he’s disgusting. I mean, I can’t manage to get through one of his videos without him talking about his dick, sex or anything gruesome.
Deadprez: Yeah, he a freak.
(Lance Blackfyre is already in the ring waiting for Xander Payne as “It Follows” by Cane Hill replaces “Old Town Road” the crowd has a mixed positive reaction from Xander Payne. It may be because they like him more than Lance at the moment. However, there’s a few people in the crowd booing him, not forgetting about what Xander did to his former partner at Territorial Invasion.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA…WEIGHING IN 255 POUNDS… HE IS “THE PAYNEKILLER”… XAAAAANNNNNNNDDDDDEEEEEERRRRRRRRR PAAAAAAYYYYYYYYNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: He’s not 255 pounds. I know that the EAW site people had recently updated his weight, but I still don’t believe it. I mean, how do we expect for Xander Payne to be able to step inside a cruise ship in a few weeks??? It’s gonna be the Titanic all over again!
Eve: Xander Payne hasn’t felt any more free than he feels at the moment. At Territorial Invasion, he defeated Myles after delivering multiple powerbombs to Myles! Myles wasn’t able to continue fighting and the referee needed to stop the match! Not many people believed that Xander was going to pull off the victory, but he proved people wrong!
Deadprez: Nothing is holding back Xander Payne and that should scare a lot of people! However, Lance Blackfyre is going to be a problem for him! I can’t wait to see what’s Xander’s approach for taking down Lance!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: I have been excited between this battle of the big man, ladies and gentlemen! Lance Blackfyre versus Xander Payne! I’m all for them to rip the hell out of each other! Out of the two men in this match, Lance is the taller one — 6’11 and he’s towering over Xander, looking down on his opponent!
Eve: It seems like Xander Payne has a few choice words for The Omen of Destruction— I don’t believe that’s the smartest thing that he should be doing! Angering someone like Lance Blackfyre isn’t going to end up well for them!
Deadprez: LANCE BLACKFYRE GETS XANDER PAYNE BY HIS SHOULDERS AND THROWS HIM TO THE CORNER! AGGRESSIVELY, HE BEGINS TO STOMP THE GUTS OF XANDER! IF LANCE STOMPED ON XANDER HARDER, XANDER MAY HAVE HIS GUTS LITERALLY SPILLED OUT OF HIM! STOMPS TO THE GUTS MANAGE TO GET XANDER DOWN FROM HIS STANDING POSITION, BUT LANCE ESTABLISHES HIS DOMINATION BY FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A BIG BOOT! LANCE FALLS DOWN TO A SEATED POSITION! LANCE GETS HIS FOOT AND PLACES IT ON THE NECK OF XANDER — CORNER FOOT CHOKE ON XANDER PAYNE!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, LANCE!
Gavin Kirkland: Lance Blackfyre gets his foot off the former New Breed Champion as he turns to glare at the referee, who backs away at the sight of him! Have you looked at Lance? I wouldn’t want any issues with this monster of a man! It seems like Xander is going to use that as a distraction! Lance shifts his attention back to Xander, but Xander manages to switch positions with Lance! Lance’s back is against the corner as Xander connects with a nasty sounding chop to the chest of Lance!
Eve: What in the hell? Lance Blackfyre isn’t phased by those chops at all, guys! He didn’t even flinch! Xander Payne connects with another chop! This time, that chop sounded louder and harsher, but Lance manages to stand in a vertical base! Xander goes for a third chop, but he gets the same result! It only seems to be pissing off Lance instead of weakening him!
Deadprez: LANCE BLACKFYRE GETS XANDER PAYNE BY HIS THROAT! ISSA WRAP AS LANCE GOES FOR THE TITANIC PLUNGE ON XANDER!
Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne manages to get out of Lance Blackfyre’s grasp and lands on his two feet! Xander with a giant kick to Lance’s stomach, but Lance manages to catch Xander’s foot! LANCE JUST USED XANDER’S FOOT TO PUSH HIM ON HIS FAT ASS! I THINK I JUST FELT AN EARTHQUAKE, GUYS! XANDER IS DEMANDING FOR THE OFFICIAL TO BACK LANCE UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! IT SEEMS LIKE CHUBB CHUBB IS GOING TO NEED TO RETHINK HIS STRATEGY IN THE MATCH. I DON’T THINK HE KNOWS THAT THINGS HAVEN’T WORKED WELL FOR HIM SO FAR!
Eve: I think he can sense that, Gavin. Still, the smartest thing for Xander Payne to do is strategize on what he is going to do to knock the bigger man down! The official steps away from Lance Blackfyre as he goes right after Xander!
Deadprez: Xander Payne rolls himself out of the ring! That was pretty smart thinking for the former Unified Tag Team Champion! By the look of Lance Blackfyre’s face, it doesn’t seem like he’s quite found with having his time wasted! Lance is going forward and exits the ring!
Gavin Kirkland: As Lance Blackfyre had one foot over the top rope, XANDER PAYNE GETS LANCE BY HIS RIGHT FOOT BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP! THIS MANAGES TO GET LANCE OUT OF THE RING COMPLETELY! HOW IN THE HELL DID XANDER HAVE THE STRENGTH TO DO THAT? THIS GUY LOOKS LIKE HE’S EATEN A COUPLE DONUTS BEFORE COMING OUT HERE! LANCE IS CLUTCHING TO THAT HIS RIGHT LEG! XANDER DID A DECENT JOB WITH TWEAKING IT! XANDER BEGINS TO STOMP ON THE RIGHT LEG! IT WAS SMART TO TAKE DOWN THAT LEG! LANCE HAS HIS HEIGHT TO HIS ADVANTAGE AND IF XANDER TAKES THAT AWAY FROM HIM, IT COULD TAKE AWAY THE ONE THING THAT WE HAVE KNOWN LANCE BLACKFYRE FOR!
Eve: XANDER PAYNE GETS THE OMEN OF DESTRUCTION BY HIS RIGHT ANKLE! ANKLE LOCK ON LANCE BLACKFYRE! THE SOUNDS OF PAIN COMING FROM. LANCE GOT LOUDER AND BEING IN AN ANKLE LOCK IS AS PAINFUL AS IT CAN GET! Lance is trying to pull himself closer and get to anything to help him out of the move! Lance is clawing himself as get grasps onto the ring skirt! That maybe the closest he’ll ever get to a skirt in his life, but Xander is determined to continue to apply pressure on that ankle lock!
Deadprez: LANCE BLACKFYRE JUST RIPPED THE RING SKIRT OFF THE RING! IF THAT RING WAS A WOMAN, THAT WOULD BE SEXUAL ASSAULT! LANCE STILL HAS THE RING SKIRT IN HIS HANDS AS HE THROWS IT TOWARDS XANDER PAYNE’S FACE! XANDER RELEASES THE HOLD OF THE ANKLE LOCK AS HE IS BLINDED FOR A SECOND! With that, Lance manages to buy himself some time to distance himself from Xander! Lance his his back against the barricade as he’s clutching his ankle! Xander removes the ring skirt from his face as he sees Lance recovering there!
Gavin Kirkland: XANDER PAYNE RUNS TOWARDS LANCE BLACKFYRE AND CONNECTS WITH A CANNONBALL SENTON! OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!
Eve: Xander Payne and Lance Blackfyre collide with the barricade! The barricade falls back as the two men are caught in the rubble! It seemed like that was bound to happen, Gavin and Deadprez! Both of them are big men and having the two of them clash was not going to get a pretty result! Xander looks like he’s going to be the first one to get out of the rubble! Xander gets Lance back to a vertical base — LANCE SHOVES XANDER AWAY FROM HIM, BUT XANDER RETURNS AND DELIVERS A GIANT KNEE TO LANCE’S STOMACH BEFORE THROWING HIM UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE AND BACK INSIDE THE RING! XANDER GOES FOR THE COVER!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO—
Deadprez: Lance Blackfyre just lifted Xander Payne off of him! Xander doesn’t stay down for too long as begins to nail Lance with some forearms to the face! Xander gets Lance by his head before rebounding from the ropes and connecting with a big boot to the side of Lance’s head! Lance falls to one knee as Xander manages to get the bigger man in position for a suplex! Lance is more than a hundred pounds bigger than Xander! I don’t believe that he’s going to! Lance is trying to push Xander away from him! Xander throws punches onto the back of Lance before lifting the bigger man off his feet!
Gavin Kirkland: XANDER PAYNE WITH A SUPLEX ON LANCE BLACKFYRE! HOW IN THE HELL DID FATSO MANAGE TO DO THAT? I KNOW, I MAY GIVE XANDER A BUNCH OF SMACK ABOUT HIS EATING HABITS, BUT THAT WAS IMPRESSIVE! XANDER IS CLUTCHING ONTO HIS BACK! YOU CAN TELL THAT LANCE WAS NOT THE EASIEST MAN TO CARRY! I MEAN, LOOK AT THE MONSTER, BUT XANDER GETS BACK TO HIS FEET BEFORE STALKING LANCE BACK TO HIS FEET! BLOODY NOSE — DISCUS PALM STRIKE ON LANCE BLACKFYRE AS THAT TAKES HIM BACK!
Eve: LANCE BLACKFYRE LAUNCHES FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A GIANT BACK HANDED SLAP TO XANDER PAYNE’S FACE! FOR SURE, XANDER MUST HAVE FELT THAT! IT DIDN’T LOOK PLEASANT AT ALL! XANDER IS BEGINNING TO BLEED FROM HIS NOSE A BIT, BUT HE IS NOT GOING TO LET THAT STOP HIM! XANDER CONNECTS WITH A CHOP TO LANCE’S CHEST, BUT LANCE CONNECTS WITH A CHOP OF HIS OWN THAT TAKES THE SMALLER MAN BACK TO THE ROPES! Xander rebounds from those ropes, but Lance manages to catch Xander before connecting with a sidewalk slam! Lance has him there for the cover!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Deadprez: Xander Payne kicks out at two! Lance Blackfyre gets Xander back to his feet and applies a bear hug on the former New Breed Champion! I swear, it seems like Lance is planning to suffocate Xander! I’m wondering how long can Xander stay in this move without thinking about passing out at all! Xander is trying to use his fists and fight out of the move! He knows that the longer he’s in this move, the weaker he gets! He cannot allow himself for Lance to win the match! It seems like Xander is going for a counter of his hold! XANDER IS ABLE TO GET A GOOD GRASP OF LANCE’S ARM! I THINK XANDER IS TRYING TO COUNTER WITH A KIMURA LOCK! THIS IS PRETTY SMART FOR HIM TO DO! HE’S GOING TO BRING DOWN THE BIGGER MAN INTO THIS MATCH!
Gavin Kirkland: LANCE BLACKFYRE REFUSES TO DIE AS HE BATTERY RAMS XANDER PAYNE TO THE CORNER! HE MANAGES TO GET THE KIMURA LOCK OF OF HIMSELF! LANCE CHARGES TOWARDS XANDER WITH A BIG BOOT —
Eve: — Xander Payne manages to move out of the way at the last second! Lance Blackfyre’s leg gets entangled with the ropes! Xander gets Lance by his head before connecting with a neckbreaker! In the process, he breaks free before applying a chinlock on the bigger man! Xander has shifted the control of his match to his favor and Lance seems to be in trouble! However, Xander needs to make sure that he’s doing enough to keep Lance Blackfyre down for the three count! Lance’s strength and size is beyond what Xander’s is, so that’s going to be a challenge!
Deadprez: Lance Blackfyre refuses to go down as Xander Payne can feel his grasp slipping away from him! Lance has Xander dangling from his back as Lance flips Xander as he lands in a seated position! Xander gets to his feet right away, but is met with a clothesline from Lance! Lance manages to take Xander down before taking a couple steps back! He’s demanding for Xander to get back to his feet before running towards Xander!
Gavin Kirkland: OMEN OF DOOMSDAY!!! SUPERMAN PUNCH NAILS XANDER PAYNE IN THE FACE AS THAT TAKES HIM DOWN! LANCE BLACKFYRE GIVES OUT A GIANT BATTLECRY! HE’S LOOKING TO END THIS MATCH AND GETTING A VICTORY OVER A MAN WHO HAS NOTHING TO HOLD HIM BACK NOW! LANCE IS STALKING XANDER BACK TO HIS FEET! XANDER GETS TO HIS FEET! LANCE GOES RIGHT AFTER HIM — SHATTERED JOY!!! BICYCLE KICK ON XANDER —
Eve: Xander Payne rolls himself out of the ring again! He could see that this match would have ended if he became victim of Shattered Joy! Lance Blackfyre seems angry about what Xander did! He goes right after the former New Breed Champion, but before he can get his other leg over the top rope, XANDER RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF LANCE’S INJURED RIGHT LEG! THAT TAKES THE BIGGER MAN TO THE APRON, BUT TUMBLES DOWN RINGSIDE! XANDER HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF ANY OPPORTUNITY HE GOT TO TARGET LANCE’S LEG!
Deadprez: Guys! As Lance Blackfyre was tumbling ringside, YOU CAN SEE THAT HIS LEFT LEG IS ENTANGLED WITH THE BOTTOM ROPE! HE’S HANGING UPSIDE DOWN FROM HIS LEFT LEG! XANDER PAYNE BEGINS TO STOMP ON LANCE’S RIGHT LEG! LANCE SEEMS TO BE IN TROUBLE! THE OFFICIAL WAS FLEXIBLE WITH THE EARLY PORTION OF THE MATCH AND NOT GO FOR A COUNT, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S NOT GOING TO BE AND HE BEGINS HIS COUNT!
Referee: ONE!… TWO!…THREE!…FOUR!…
Gavin Kirkland: XANDER PAYNE SEEMS LIKE HE’S HAVING A BLAST WITH STOMPING THE INJURED RIGHT LEG OF LANCE BLACKFYRE! LANCE HAS MANAGED TO DO A FANTASTIC JOB WITH MAKING SURE THAT HE HAD THE UPPER HAND! IT’S DIFFICULT TO KEEP LANCE DOWN, SO XANDER IS GOING TO NEED TO KEEP LANCE DOWN!
Eve: Xander Payne rolls himself back into the ring as Lance Blackfyre is panicking and trying to get his leg untangled by the ropes, but he’s struggling at the moment!
Deadprez: LANCE BLACKFYRE IS STILL STRUGGLING, BUT HE MANAGES TO UNTANGLE HIS LEG FROM THE ROPES!
Referee: …TEN! RING THE BELL!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH BY COUNT OUT….XAAAAAANNNNNNNNNDDDDDEEEEERRRRRRRRR PAAAAAYYYYYYYYNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
(“It Follows” plays through the speakers once again as Xander Payne gets his hand raised by the official. Sure, it would have been nice for him to get the victory via pinfall or submission, but he managed to get the bigger man down for ten seconds. It showed his intelligence and ability to think on feet. A win is a win to him.)
Gavin Kirkland: Chubb Chubb McGee was the smarter man in this match! It wasn’t a matter of who was the bigger man in the match. He didn’t have that advantage in the match at all, but Xander Payne needed to use his smarts to outsmart the giant and make sure that his size was going to be his downfall in the end!
Eve: Lance Blackfyre looked amazing! Whatever Xander Payne threw at him, he didn’t seem to be fazed by it at all! Not the most basic wrestling moves could keep the big man down! He did everything in his power not to have his size wear him down, but at least he can say that he lost by count-out! It’s still a loss, but beats being pinned or submitted!
Deadprez: I’m interested to see where Xander Payne has his sets on next! Without Myles holding him back, he is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the Showdown locker room!
(Xander Payne continues to celebrate inside the ring. Lance Blackfyre is outside as an official tends to his injured leg, but Lance shoves them to the side as he limps away from ringside. The scene fades elsewhere.)
(SCREEN BAR — “EARLIER THIS WEEK.”)
(The scene fades into the Ava-O’Hara home in Los Angeles, California on an afternoon. We see a few glimpses of the house from the foyer to the kitchen and backyard before stopping at the living room. The living room has giant flatscreen television straight ahead. In front of them, there’s a white sectional sofa that extends across the room and a matching loveseat. To the side, some doors lead to the patio with a beautiful view of their backyard. In the loveseat, Kyra Phillips sat as Cameron Ella Ava took a seat across from her on the sofa. Both women dressed for the interview. Kyra wears a white mini dress with her hair straight down. Meanwhile, Cameron wears a black form-fitting tracksuit. The most notable thing about Cameron’s appearance is the black sling that she wears for her injured right arm.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, I am in Los Angeles, California. I’m here with the woman who fell short of becoming Universal Women’s Champion at Territorial Invasion. I’m glad that you can do this interview, Cameron.
Cameron Ella Ava: It’s my pleasure, Kyra.
Kyra Phillips: I guess, we have to discuss the big elephant in the room. How’s the arm doing?
Cameron Ella Ava: After the match, I was worried that I had dislocated my shoulder. I could have sworn that I heard a popping noise. It wasn’t until I had a couple of exams done to me when I found out that nothing got dislocated. However, I had pulled a muscle in my arm. I was concerned that I was going to have to take time out of the ring, but it ended up being a mid strain, and the doctors said that I could be back in the ring in about three to six weeks. This means that Battle of Egypt is out of the question for me, but I’ll be ready to go by Reasonable Doubt, which I’m happy. There’s no doubt that I am going to miss the last Showdown-exclusive event of the year. I’m going to do what I can to get myself on that card. Meanwhile, I’ll be cheering my husband on for his big match which got announced yesterday by the way. Exciting stuff. I think he is going to do fantastic against Tyler Parker and it’s a match that I am going to be on the edge of my seat watching.
Kyra Phillips: Speaking of your husband, what are your thoughts about everything that has gone on about him. It seems like he’s made it his mission to not only redeem himself for himself but you and your family.
(Cameron Ella Ava chuckles as she thinks of her husband and his determination to avenge not only himself but Cameron and her family. To Cameron, he didn’t need to do all of that, but she smiles that someone loved her that much to continue putting as much effort to accomplish that goal as Jamie O’Hara is.)
Cameron Ella Ava: I’ve told him multiple times that he has nothing to redeem himself for, but he insists on putting himself through that path where he needs to prove to everyone that he can get the job done. I know what Jamie is capable of and I know how strong of a person he is. I have no doubts that he will get the job done when the time is right. It doesn’t matter how many times he’s fallen over the past few months, but I still look at him as the best on this brand and company. I still hold him to the high standard that he has set for himself. I am proud of everything that he has been able to get done since his return. He may look back at his actions over the past few months and believe that he could have done things better, but I’m proud of him. I was proud of how he carried himself as captain of Team Showdown. There was no one else who was perfect to lead this brand into war than him. I wish I could have fought by his side, but I love that he didn’t allow me to juggle all of these different things and have me focus on this championship match.
Kyra Phillips: You challenged Kassidy Heart at Territorial Invasion, but it seems like people were surprised about the approach you took in this match. They claimed that this wasn’t a side of you that we haven’t seen in a few years. What made you want to approach the match the way you did? Do you regret it?
(Cameron Ella Ava ponders the question as a smirk form on the corner of her lips.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Many people are going to look at this as an example of how things bit me in the ass, but I don’t regret how I treated Kassidy Heart in the match. The point I wanted to get across as don’t think of me as a pushover. It’s a mistake that I’ve made quite a few times going against any newcomers or people who I haven’t faced before, and they believed that I was someone I was going to pushover. They took advantage of my kindness and made it seem like I was weak. I am a firm believer in receiving the same energy I throw out. If you’re kind to me and show me respect, I’ll do the same thing. If you’re going to act like a bitch, then I’m going to be a cunt. There was a side of Kassidy that wanted to see this as nothing more than a “dream match” and see the possibility that we could be friends in some alternate universe. Maybe, we would, but she got a dose of what happens when I’m a cunt. It seems like that side of me will come and go as she pleases. I probably made Jamie look like a saint, but Kassidy had to rip my arm to keep that title. Good for her, but I wasn’t that hungry to win, I suppose. At least, I got my check. People are obviously going to use this match and write me off as someone that can’t get the job done, but I gave it my shot, but if I couldn’t win the title at Territorial Invasion, I might as well left my impression and I did that with Kassidy. But, if she wants to call herself a “Gawdess” again…well, let’s just leave it there.
Kyra Phillips: Do you continue to pursue the Universal Women’s Championship or do you resume your search for the Answers World Championship?
Cameron Ella Ava: I’m done going after the Universal Women’s Championship. It wasn’t the title that I wanted to go after. I want more, and I want something that is going to make me content, and that’s the Answers World Championship. At the moment, I should be back in the line for a title shot. I’m going to need to earn and prove that I can be worthy enough to face Mr. DEDEDE. I don’t want title matches because I’m a Hall of Famer or my longevity. I want title matches because I’ve earned them and they see me as someone to carry this company on my back. I am used to the idea of carrying brands on my back. I carried Dynasty on my back for half a season. I’ve carried the women’s division on my back when it was going extinct. It’s not an unheard concept for me. You have no idea how much I want to be World Champion. I’ve told myself since 2016 that it’s going to be my season and year and it never is. I get that there are obstacles like my husband to think about who would love nothing more than to get his hands on Ryan Adams, but he’s not dumb to realize that I want the title Ryan has. I’m not expecting him to put those goals to the side; however, he shouldn’t be hoping for me to hold myself back again. I had a conversation with him before the Draft, and I said that I want to be World Champion and I’m letting nothing hold me back. That’s including him. He understood where I was coming from, and if there comes a day where we have to clash, we’ll take the other one down with no issue at all.
Kyra Phillips: What are things looking for Cameron Ella Ava to conclude 2019?
(Cameron Ella Ava thinks about this question for a moment.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Like always, I want to end things on a high note. Another opportunity a championship will be excellent, but the first thing on my mind is to get this sling off of me and get cleared to the ring (laughs).
Kyra Phillips: Well, this has been an excellent interview! Once again, thank you for sitting down with me! I hope your arm gets better and we’ll see you in action soon enough!
Cameron Ella Ava: I hope so too!
(Camera transitions back 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 crowd is booing him as Angela Grant is shaming them for doing so.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is Scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, accompanied to the ring by Angela Grant, from Huntington Beach, California, weighing in at 213 pounds…. “THE FUCKIN DYNASTY”…..SSSHHHAANNNEEE GGGAATTEEESSS!!!!
Eve:: Shane has all the potential to be a star here on Showdown. He picked up a much needed win two weeks ago on Showdown. He’s looking for another win to keep the momentum rolling. What do you think Gavin?…..Gavin…..DUDE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh…sorry. Just STILL don’t know how a guy like him gets a girl like Angela. :noah:
(“My Way” by Limp Bizkit replaces “Wolves ov Siberia” and Ryan Wilson comes out to a mixed reaction from the crowd. He very quickly makes his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, from Montreal Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 212 pounds….”THE AGENT OF CHAOS”…..RRRYYAANNN WWWWILLLSSOONNN!!!!!
Deadprez: Ryan came up short in that huge shocker of a Divide and Conquer match and wants to rebound. His one goal is to win a championship and he keeps getting closer and closer. He can take a huge step up the ladder tonight with a win.
Gavin Kirkland: :usure:
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: And this match is underway! Both men lock up in the center of the ring now! Ryan now drives Shane back and now drives him into the corner. The referee is trying to get separation here and WOAH Ryan just tried to throw a cheap shot but Shane caught the hand and reverses it and whips Ryan into the corner now! Shane is throwing elbow after elbow to the face of Ryan and Angela on the outside is loving what she sees so far.
Angela Grant: YES BABY!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s hot.
Eve: And now Shane is throwing shots to the back of Ryan hammering at his back now. Shane looks happy with himself as he positions Ryan up and goes for the suplex but no Ryan is blocking it and now he connects with a suplex of his own! Ryan sees Shane standing up and charges at him…but nobody is home! Shane got out of harm’s way and now Shane tries going for the roll up pin but Ryan reverses that and rolls through it and hits the dropkick right to the face of the downed Shane! Ryan now picks up the right leg of Shane and puts him in a half Boston crab! Shane is screaming in pain trying to get himself to the ropes!
Deadprez: Shane is trying to drag himself there…AND HE DOES! Ryan has to let go of the submission now and Ryan now walks towards Shane but Shane hits a drop toe hold and Ryan goes face first to the mat and Shane is up to his feet and delivers a high jumping elbow drop to the back of Ryan! Ryan is now back to his feet again and Shane runs to the ropes but Ryan goes for a clothesline but Shane ducks under and runs to the opposite ropes and Ryan goes for another clothesline but again Shane ducks under and this time he stops and hits the Pele Kick! He covers!
Eve: Ryan kicks out of it! Shane is right back on the attack as he goes on top of Ryan and is throwing several rights and lefts until the referee has to pull him off! Ryan is pulling himself up with the ropes and Shane charges at Ryan but Ryan sidesteps it and sends Shane through the middle rope to the outside floor and Ryan runs to the ropes and hits a suicide dive to the outside on Shane! Ryan is feeling super pumped up! He throws Shane back in the ring while he climbs up to the top rope from the outside and going for the flashing elbow here and…..NO SHANE GOT HIS FOOT UP AND HITS RYAN ON THE CHIN WITH HIS FOOT!
Gavin Kirkland: Shane is on his feet now and kicks Ryan in the midsection and places him between his legs and has him up in a powerbomb position! Ryan is trying to fight out of this as he is throwing rights at Shane’s head! AND RYAN IS ABLE TO REVERSE IT INTO A HURRICANRANA! RYAN RUNS AT SHANE AND HAS HIM BY THE HEAD AND LEAPS IN THE AIR…TORNADO DDT FROM RYAN! RYAN DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER THOUGH! Ryan may have hurt his wrist in that landing as he’s shaking his hand. Ryan is still shaking his hand as Shane is now on one knee…superkick right to Shane’s face! Is this it for him?!
Deadprez: NO! AND ANGELA IS GOING CRAZY ON THE OUTSIDE IN RELIEF SHANE KICKED OUT! Ryan picks him up and tries placing Shane on his shoulder but Shane refuses to let it happen and now he runs to the ropes but Ryan caught him and goes for the swinging neckbreaker….but Shane pushes Ryan off of him and goes for a discus clothesline…..but Ryan ducked underneath and runs AND CONNECTS WITH THE SUPERMAN PUNCH! BUT LOOK!! BEFORE HE CAN COVER ANGELA IS ON THE APRON TRYING TO DISTRACT RYAN! RYAN IS JUST SMILING LOOKING AT HER WITH HIS HANDS ON HIS WAIST. SHE’S JUST SCREAMING AT HIM AND WOAH SHANE WITH THE ROLL UP FROM BEHIND!
Eve: RYAN ESCAPES IT AS BOTH MEN ARE TO THEIR FEET AND CHARGING AT ONE ANOTHER! RYAN SIDESTEPS SHANE AND WOAHHHH SHANE ALMOST HIT HIS WIFE ANGELA ON THE APRON!! AND WAIT…TURN AROUND SHANE!! CHAOS THEORY!! THE RKO CONNECTS! IS THIS ENOUGH TO PUT THE MATCH AWAY?!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“My Way” by Limp Bizkit hits as Ryan stands and gets his hand raised in victory.)
Eve: Decent match between these two but it was Ryan who was able to pick up the victory and the much needed momentum thanks to Shane and Angela’s plan backfiring!
(“Just ‘Cos You Got The Power” by Motorhead begins to play through the speakers. Instantly, the crowd gives a negative ovation for Mark Michaels as he wants out with the PURE Championship on his shoulder. Mark is embracing the hatred from the fans in the Colonial Life Arena. He has a giant shit-eating grin on his face, soaking in his victory over Harlow Reichert at Territorial Invasion.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME…THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING PURE CHAMPION… “THE LETHAL INJECTION”…MAAAAARRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKK MIIIIICCCCHHHHHAAAAAAEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: I don’t think that there is one happy soul in this arena that is happy to see Mark Michaels with that PURE Championship on his shoulder. I believe the EAW Universe was hoping for Harlow Reichert to make Xavier Williams proud and to capture a championship that embodied that woman. Harlow eats, breathes and sleeps pure wrestling, and she fought with everything that she could. She performed her heart out, but it wasn’t enough for the Liberation Has Begun. I hope that Harlow gets another shot in the future.
Gavin Kirkland: Thicclow brought the most fire into that PURE Championship Match! The most I have ever seen from her since she began in EAW! If she keeps up that fire, no doubt she will claim that PURE Championship or any championship in EAW! She needs to go back to the drawing board and come back stronger!
(Mark Michaels is already in the ring as he raises the PURE Championship high in the air. The crowd boos Mark even louder, but Mark doesn’t give a fuck. He loves this reception. He grabs a microphone before standing in the middle of the ring. His entrance music dies down as the only thing he can hear is the boos.)
Mark Michaels: What’s up Columbia, South Carolina?
(Even though Mark Michaels mentioned their city, they still hate his guts, and the booing hears it. Mark laughs in response.)
Mark Michaels: Eh, it’s still a step up from that shit-town called Auburn. You all should have been there. You should have been there to watch the Lethal Injection in his best. Harlow Reichert brought everything she could in the match, but I did what I said I was going to do. I won. I had Harlow locked in the Liberation Has Begun! Poor Harlow did everything in her power to counter the move, but I was too fucking strong with her. She had no chance of making it out of the hold, and she was left trapped. Poor girl didn’t want to tap out. She tried to play the role of the hero. Stupid bitch should have quit as soon as I had the move applied to her, but I embarrassed Harlow. You people, like the board of directions in New Jersey, should take what I say seriously. When I have said that something is going to get done, it has gotten down. I said I was going to take this title from Ms. Extreme at Pain for Pride; I did that. I said that I was going to defeat Ryan Wilson and prove that he doesn’t have shit on me, I did that. I said I was going to beat Harlow and guess what? I did that, as well. You guys should have been there. Never have I been in a crowd so against me. I swear that a riot was going to happen. I had to be escorted by security out of the arena because they knew that whatever happened to me; it was going to fall on Mr. DEDEDE and the assholes in suits. Elite Answers Wrestling doesn’t need another lawsuit. The last one they had, they had to pay under the table for them to keep their mouth shut, but that’s none of my business.
Mark Michaels: I did what I needed to do to keep this championship on my waist. Was it PURE? No, but you don’t gotta fucking worry about that. I did what I needed to do to get the job done. I saw my title reign inches from slipping away from my grasp, and I knew I needed to do something — Harlow as going to do the fans and management a favor by dethroning me. In my mind, I wasn’t going to let that happen. I wasn’t going to make a symbol of my hard work go down the shitter and have me whither away with the Ryan Wilsons and Shane Gates of the world. Oh no, I’m planning to hold this championship for a long time. I may even break Camille Ava’s record and wipe the bitch from the history books. Forever etched in history, Mark Michaels will become your longest reigning PURE Champion in EAW History. It’s going to be something that management can’t take away from me. It doesn’t matter how many times they’ve tried to hold me back, but they are never going to take this away from me. However, that doesn’t mean that I won’t give any man a shot at trying. I say man because intergender action isn’t going to be allowed. Don’t even think about it, Harlow. It’s the least what the champion can do, and I am going to let anyone face me at Battle of Egypt. I heard from a birdie in the back that I wasn’t supposed to be on the card. They didn’t want me to open my mouth and have my splatter my vendetta against this company and get them banned from there. When have I let that stop me? They can strip me of my voice, but they won’t be able to strip me from my right to compete.
(Mark Michaels’ direction faces towards the entrance as he continues to talk.)
Mark Michaels: I dare for anyone in the back to come out to the ring and accept my challenge. I’ll take on anyone, but just let it be known — you will end up like Harlow, Ryan, and Camille.
(Mark Michaels finishes speaking as he waits for someone in the back to come out. The crowd is reacting in anticipation of the potential talent that could be coming out at any time now. No one shows up.)
Mark Michaels: Seriously, I dare for anyone with a set to march into this ring and take me on. The champion does not like his time waist.
(Mark Michaels continues to wait a few moments.)
(“Here We Go” by Sleeping With Sirens begins to play throughout the arena as the crowd has a mixed reception coming from a talent who they are familiar with and became one of the reasons why Hurricane Hawk had problems with running Showdown for a significant period last season.)
(After Mark Michaels waiting for a moment, The Round Table’s Jake Smith steps out from the back. The crowd has no idea how to respond to Jake. Some people are booing the living hell out of Jake, not forgiving him for his role on Showdown last season. Other people are cheering him because it’s a familiar face that they are not used to seeing these days on this brand. Jake has the confident swagger to him that he has been known for.)
Deadprez: Are you kidding me?
Gavin Kirkland: I’ve heard rumbling about Jake Smith being backstage at Showdown, Deadprez! I was not expecting Jake to answer the call! He played a role in helping Drake King keep that Interwire Championship on Showdown last season. Jake was one of the men that made Terry Chambers’ and Hurricane Hawk’s lives a living hell. On Dynasty, we’ve seen him break out a bit. He put on a fantastic match against then-National Elite Champion Jack Ripley at Operation: Doomsday. He made it to the final two in the Divide and Conquer Match at Territorial Invasion, which was won by Jenny Cien. For the Showdown fans who don’t watch Dynasty and I don’t blame you, Drake and Jake are inseparable — almost like brothers and had each other’s back. We learned from Starr Stan that Jake got traded to Showdown, but it looks like he is going to need to re-accustomed himself to this brand.
(By the time Gavin Kirkland finishes speaking, Jake Smith is in the ring with a microphone in his hands. Mark Michaels has an eyebrow raised as Jake has that confident grin on his face. “Here We Go” fades away as the reaction of the crowd is the only thing heard.)
Jake Smith: Showdown, (singsongy) I’m back!
(The crowd gives Jake Smith another mixed ovation as it gets louder than before. Jake cannot help, but have that huge shit-eating grin on his face.)
Mark Michaels: What the hell are you doing here? What makes you think that you have a chance of taking this PURE Championship away from me? I know I said that I would take anyone, but I’m not sure about facing Drake King’s best friend. I mean, is that the only thing you’re known for- riding Drake’s coattails because you’re fucking terrible on your own?
Jake Smith: I’m not too happy to be here. It crushes me that I had to leave my best friend, future World Heavyweight Champion, Drake King back on Dynasty (ily Drake). However, to actually be on my own? It’s something that people aren’t familiar with. I haven’t been on my own since the beginning of my career. I am thankful for those like Drake King to see the greatness in me and take me to the next level. If I’m going to be a part of the Showdown roster, I wanted to make myself accustomed to it. You want to talk about the destruction you caused in your matches at Pain for Pride and Territorial Invasion. However, let’s not forget one of the men to make this brand —Drake, cover your ears— my bitch. That was me, Mark. While you parade and talk all this shit about authority figures about holding you back, I went to the source of the problem. I’m one of the reasons why you don’t see Hurricane Hawk roaming around as Showdown General Manager. I’m one of the reasons why Terry Chambers was out with an injury for a significant amount of time. Perhaps, if you did what I did, you wouldn’t have anything to bitch about when it comes to EAW. Instead, we go week in and week out with you bitching about EAW management, but who gives a rat’s ass. You were held back for four years, and there’s a reason for that — you fucking suck. I’ve beaten rising stars. I’ve shown people what I am capable of and I’ve given people something to fear about. All you have done is given people a reason to change the channel.
(These fans don’t like Jake Smith at all, but they couldn’t help but cheer for him lashing out at Mark Michaels. For once, someone is able to dish out to Mark and match his level of intensity, and it’s a blast to see. Mark is trying to keep his composure in, wanting to hear what Jake has to say to him.)
Jake Smith: You remind me a bit of the man I faced last night, Archimedes J. Manson. The two of you have a few things in common. For starters, both of you are fucking jokes. Second, both of you have become distanced from reality. Archimedes may have been living in a place where everything went his way, and there are no negative consequences. You, Mark, you live in a world believing that Ryan Adams and the rest of the Board of Directors are out to get you. Do you think they give a crap about you? What threat have you opposed to them? You went years without being nothing more than cannon fodder. Everything you went through hasn’t been impressive. I mean, you survived an explosion? Is that supposed to intimidate me? Your actions at Pain for Pride and Territorial Invasion? Is that supposed to scare me away? You won your first title in EAW, and you believe that entitles you to respect around here? How does it feel knowing that people still don’t take you seriously? For being “Drake King’s best friend,” people still take me seriously and know what I am capable of in the ring. Territorial Invasion and Operation: Doomsday are two examples of the untapped potential of Jake Smith. The third time is going to be at Battle of Egypt, where I make your aspirations of breaking the record fall apart.
(Mark Michaels’ chuckles at Jake Smith before deciding on his response.)
Mark Michaels: I’m a man of my word. I said I would face anyone, but just remember: whatever your level of intensity is, I will be able to surpass it —
Deadprez: MARK MICHAELS THROWS A PUNCH AT JAKE SMITH AS HE GETS TAKEN BACK A BIT!
Gavin Kirkland: JAKE SMITH NAILS MARK MICHAELS WITH A SUPERKICK THAT SENDS HIM BACK! JAKE GETS MARK BY THE ARM AND WHIPS HIM TOWARDS THE ROPES! JAKE RUNS TOWARDS MARK, BUT MARK FLIPS HIM OUTSIDE OF THE RING —
Deadprez: — Jake Smith manages to land on the apron as he nails Mark Michaels with a forearm to Mark! Mark falls back again as Jake enters the ring again! Mark runs towards Jake with a clothesline, but JAKE MANAGES TO CATCH MARK WITH A PARALYZER! MARK EATS A SPINEBUSTER AS HE LANDS TERRIBLY ON HIS BACK! JAKE PICKS UP MARK! IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR BROKEN WINGS ON THE PURE CHAMPION!
Gavin Kirkland: MARK MICHAELS PUSHES JAKE SMITH BEFORE ROLLING UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE AND HEADING UP THE RAMP! THE CROWD ISN’T TOO HAPPY ABOUT MARK ESCAPING, BUT JAKE IS EGGING MARK TO GET BACK TO THE RING!
(“Here We Go” plays once again as Jake Smith is left standing in the ring. Mark Michaels has a huge smirk on his face as the referee hands him the PURE Championship. Mark makes his way up the ramp, but his eyes haven’t left Jake as he raises the title high in the air. Jake has a serious look on his face as he continues to egg for Mark to get back in the ring.)
Deadprez: I JUST GOT CONFIRMATION FROM GENERAL MANAGER JENNY PUNK! THIS MATCH IS OFFICIAL! MARK MICHAELS WILL DEFEND THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST JAKE SMITH AT BATTLE OF EGYPT IN TWO WEEKS! IF THERE IS ANYONE THAT CAN GIVE MARK A RUN FOR HIS MONEY, IT HAS TO BE JAKE SMITH!
Gavin Kirkland: I didn’t think that this was a battle I wanted to see, but I love this! I can’t wait for these two men to beat the hell out of each other!
(Commercial break promoting Jamie O’Hara vs. Tyler Parker at Battle of Egypt!)
( ‘Another one bites the Dust’ by Queen hits, provoking an enormous response from the Colonial Life Arena. Visual Prophet walks out through the curtain accompanied by his assistant Nina, prompting the octaves of the roaring crowd to elevate that much higher. )
Eve: Columbia on its feet for The Sovereign!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: The following singles contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!! Introducing first, accompanied by his assistant Nina Dobrev; from Detroit, Michigan weighing in at 230 POOOOUNNNDSS… THEEEEEEEEEE VISUAAAAAALLLLLLLL PRRROOOPHEETTTTT!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Prince Vizzy is in the hizzy! And he’s blowing the lid off of this place, unsurprisingly, following an unbelievable performance at Territorial Invasion even in defeat!
Deadprez: It was a wild Answers World Championship match between Visual Prophet who managed to put on a thriller against the best to ever do it. DDD is a force of nature in his own right, there’s no shame in defeat against him, but how you bounce back from a loss for such high stakes against that high caliber opponent speaks volumes about what you’re made of. Just based off of that, there’s no telling this kid is going to lead the company into the next decade.
Eve: High praise from Deadprez but deservingly so. Vizzy has kept his head in the game which is going to be crucial heading into tonight. It may not be a World Title bout in front of 80,000 people; but it’s a crucial contest against a former EAW Champion in his own right. The last thing Viz wants to do is underestimate his opponent and squander an opportunity at regaining momentum on his side.
( “Starboy” by The Weeknd hits, and Ahren Fournier makes his entrance accompanied by Chris Elite and Big Mike. )
Gina Romano: His opponent.. accompanied by Big Mike and Chris Elite; from Pawtucket, Rhode Island weighing in at 210 POOOUNNNDS… AAAHHHHHREEEENNNN FOOUUURNNIEEEEEEEERRRR!!!
Eve: The EAW Universe is not giving Ahren or his cohorts for that matter a very warm reception at all, especially not after the way they all ganged up on Jamie O’Hara. They should be ashamed of themselves, they completely turned their backs on somebody who just seven days ago fought alongside them in a war!
Gavin Kirkland: Well Illionaires are onto bigger and better things! Believe me nobody, and I mean NOBODY loves Jamie-senpai more than I do! I own all of his funko pops and his plush collectables, I even had to steal some from Jake Mercer! But Jamie O’Hara has always been treated with a different light than Elite and Fournier, and at the end of the day it’s Illionaires against the world!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: That’s all fine and good, however you wanna excuse their behavior is fine with me. But they’re gonna have to move on from War Games and from Jamie O’Hara not just in the grand scheme of things but right now! Right now we’re gettin one half of the Illionaires against The Sovereign, a man who has a whole lot of history with Chris Elite as you can see them making eye contact – with Viz looking down at Chris from the ring. AND HE’D BETTER STAY FOCUSED! AHREN SWOOPS IN BEHIND HIM LOOKING FOR A VICTORY ROLL PIN!
Eve: Not so fast! Viz counters with a standing switch brings Ahren up off his feet and crashing down to the canvas with a body slam, shooting the half for a cover. Ahren rolls through it and attempts to counter with CALL TO ARMS!!!! Viz rolls through the cross armbreaker as quick as a hiccup, Ahren nips up to his feet! Runs right into a side kick to the ribs from Viz! Flurry of right hands from Baethoven sending Ahren back into the corner, and Viz mushes his hand against Ahren’s face before IMPALING HIS CHEST WITH AN OPEN PALM CHOP!!! Ahren nearly sent out of the ring by that one, and Viz presses Ahren back up against the ropes after he stumbles out of the corner, PLANTING AN EVEN LOUDER KNIFE EDGE CHOP!!! That sends Ahren scrambling down to ringside holding his sternum, and Viz rebounds off the ropes charging back over to Ahren…. and Big Mike hops up on the apron!
( Visual Prophet and Big Mike trade insults, and Nina Dobrev looks to get involved only for her to be stopped by Chris Elite, who attempts to talk her off the ledge. )
Gavin Kirkland: The referee urges Viz to disengage with this meaningless squabble, and Viz redirects his focus over to Ahren who’s at the other side of the apron getting ready to climb back in the ring. Viz steps through the ropes, and AHREN HOPS UP TO THE APRON QUICKLY AND KICKS THE MIDDLE ROPE! It goes bouncing against Viz’s knee, and Viz retreats back into the ring favoring his knee, potentially tweaked by that stiff middle rope! Ahren fires off with a clubbing blow to the back of the head! He mounts over Viz now, more clubbing blows over that same point of impact! The official urging Ahren to get off of him, and Ahren continues with repeated ax handle smashing blows to the back of the head which may be the wise thing to do after the head trauma his opponent suffered just a week ago!
Eve: It’s certainly calculating, even in the event of desperation. The official pulls Ahren off of Visual Prophet and Ahren has some words for the official. Viz crawls himself over to a seated position at the corner, really just looking for some reprieve. FROM THE CORNER BIG MIKE STUFFS A TOWEL IN VIZ’S FACE, TRYING TO SUFFOCATE HIM! Nina screaming for the official to pay attention, and the ref turns his sights back to Viz who’s at the corner. Unfortunately Big Mike is long gone from the scene of the crime. Ahren follows up, planting a flurry of stomps to whatever open area of the body he can find. Now he jams the boot against Vizzy’s windpipe, prompting another citation from the referee!
Gavin Kirkland: But Ahren doesn’t give a damn, he’s pressing the boot further and further!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Eve: Ahren relents, only momentarily. Now he picks up Viz by both of his ankles and attempts to FLAPJACK him out of the corner! No Viz manages to land on his feet! Right hand from Ahren, blocked by Viz and Viz fires back with a right of his own! Left body shot! A few more where that came from! Dodges a wild swipe from Ahren, and takes him down with a headbutt! Ahren hits the deck and scrambles back up, BACK ELBOW takes him back down! Ahren recovering at a slightly slower pace, only to be caught with a DOUBLE UNDERHOOK FROM VISUAL PROPHET! Underhook suplex is countered by Fournier, who rolls through and reels Vizzy in for a small package!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWWWWWWW-
Deadprez: Kick out from Viz! The two of them hastily recover, oh! Ahren cuts Vizzy off with a loud shoot kick! Kick to the gut! SICKENING KICK TO THE FACE! That sends VP back into the ropes, that boy Ahren’s got some of the hardest kicks in the game, those are bound to leave welts! Viz stumbles back over to Ahren off a rebound from the ropes, and BAM! AHREN LANDS A ROUNDHOUSE ACROSS THE EAR! Viz hits the floor, Ahren pulls him up and slings him into the corner by the nape of his neck! AHREN FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE, FLUSH ACROSS THE JAW OF VIZ!!! AND COMES OUT THE CORNER WITH A RUNNING NECKBREAKER! Cover again!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO-
Eve: Kick out by The Sovereign! Ahren gets up, gnashing his teeth and showing some seriousness here. His eyes go from darting around at the audience, to being refocused on his opponent. Ahren scrapes Viz up from the floor looking POTENTIALLY FOR A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK POWERBOMB!!! HEEEEEEE’S JUST ABOUT … NO, VIZ KICKING HIS LEGS, FIGHTING IT THE MOMENT HIS FEET LEAVES THE FLOOR! And Viz uses his height and weight advantage to reel himself and his opponent back, and send Ahren UP AND OVER THE RING ROPES, CRASHING INTO CHRIS ELITE AND BIG MIKE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CHRIS ELITE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, AND BIG MIKE GETS TAKEN DOWN!
Deadprez: Chris Elite didn’t like that! Chris hops up to the apron, berating a recovering Visual Prophet who’s still dealing with the sting from those strikes he just took. AND NINA DRAGS CHRIS ELITE OFF THE APRON BY THE FOOT! Chris lands safely at ringside, and Nina is putting herself in the line of fire for her mentor again!
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY!!! CHRIS SMACKS THE SHIT OUTTA NINA DOBREV!!!
Eve: AND VIZ DELIVERS A BASEMENT DROPKICK BENEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE, SENDING CHRIS CRASHING INTO A RECOVERING AHREN AND PUSHING THEM BOTH INTO THE BARRICADE! Visual Prophet slides down to ringside, Chris has had it! He swings a right hand, but VIZ DUCKS AND SINKS HIS SHOULDER BLADE INTO CHRIS ELITE’S MIDSECTION! AND HE DRIVES CHRIS ELITE INTO AHREN FOURNIER, FLATTENING AHREN BETWEEN HIS OWN PARTNER AND THE BARRICADE! Smart recourse for Visual Prophet to even the odds for himself a little bit, and now Visual Prophet pulls Ahren up from the ringside floor and tosses him back into the ring by the nape of his neck. Viz looking like he’s about to climb up to the apron, but BIG MIKE COMES AFTER HIM!
Gavin Kirkland: IKE TURNER SPECIAL!!!! SPINNING BACKFIST TAKES BIG MIKE STUMBLING OVER OUR ANNOUNCE DESK! WHAT A SHOT!!!
Deadprez: RUTHLESS BLOW FROM VIZ! Ahren is in the ring and more importantly in Vizzy’s sights, Viz making the climb up to the high rent district … and he’s coming to collect! Ahren basically a setting duck right now, AND VIZZY TAKES OFF!!! BOW TO THE HEART!!!!!
Eve: PLANTED RIGHT INTO THE CHEST OF AHREN FOURNIER! DELIVERED LIKE POETRY IN MOTION! HOOK OF THE LEG TO FOLLOW UP, AFTER EXECUTING THAT PERFECTLY!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ plays, and Visual Prophet gets up to have his arm raised by the referee. )
Gina Romano: Here is your winner… THEEEE VISSSUALLLLLL PRRRROPPPHEEEEEEEEET!!!
( Chris Elite and Big Mike rush into the ring to jump Viz, but Viz quickly bails out of the ring and seamlessly continues his celebration on the ramp as if nothing happened. )
Gavin Kirkland: Vizzybae may not be World Champion, but he proved to the world down in Auburn and again here this evening that he is indeed World Champion calibre!
Eve: I concur Gavin, I’ve been in the ring with some of the greats and even though I’m not some all time great Elitist myself, I definitely have learned by experience to know one when I see one. We’re truly looking at special talent, who just delivered tonight against a proven and established star like Ahren Fournier.
Gavin Kirkland: Oh Evie, you know you’re an all time great in my eyes. Former Women’s Champion! The apple of every man’s eye! Let’s discuss your amazing career over dinner tonight baby what do you say?
Gavin Kirkland: :noah:
(Commercial break for CloverValley purified drinking water featuring EAW PURE Champion Mark Michaels. Mark explains how this particular brand of drinking water is purified by osmosis, and for a report on water quality and information, you can call (877) ITS-PURE or www.niagarawater.com.)
(Showdown returns and fades to the inside of Jenny Punk’s office. The Showdown General Manager is sitting behind her desk and scrolling through her email on her laptop. There’s a knock on the door, but Jenny ignores it, opening up something on her screen that’s caught her attention. There’s another knock, but Jenny continues to ignore it, and she picks up her phone.)
(The scene switches outside the office. The Unified Tag Team Champions, Constance Blevins and Minerva, are seen standing on the opposite side of Jenny’s door. Constance has been knocking and both women seem annoyed at the moment. Constance knocks for a third time, but both champs have already come to the realization that they’re not going to be invited in.)
Constance Blevins: This is ridiculous, Minerva.
Minerva: It is, I agree, however are you really surprised? We have always been cast aside by whomever is in charge, and it doesn’t surprise me that Jenny is no better than anyone else who’s in charge.
Constance Blevins: Should I just knock again?
Minerva: No. She’s not going to answer so we are just going to go in. Fuck being polite, because where did that ever get anyone??
(A twisted little smile crosses Minerva’s ethereal face. The gothic beauty places her hand on the doorknob of Jenny’s office and opens it right up. The Showdown GM is no longer using her phone, but her attention is on her laptop now. She doesn’t bother to look up and greet the Unified Tag Team Champions. Annoyed looks cross the faces of Constance and Minerva, and it’s Constance who clears her throat.)
Constance Blevins: Ahem. Excuse me, but we need to speak with you.
(Jenny waves them off, and continues typing what we can only assume is an email.)
Minerva: You’re not going to wave us off, or ignore us. We have been knocking on your door.
Jenny Punk (not taking her eyes off the computer screen): I’m busy right now. You’ll have to come back later.
Constance Blevins: No.
Minerva (at the same time as Constance): Absolutely not.
(Minerva folds her arms across her chest.)
Minerva: We’re not leaving until you hear us out.
(Jenny rolls her eyes, and once again she waves them off.)
Jenny Punk: I’m the general manager, and I’m busy. You can come back later.
(Constance grits her teeth and goes to say something, but Minerva stops her. The Gypsy Moth closes her eyes, says a few words under her breath, and then snaps her fingers. All of a sudden, Jenny’s laptop explodes, causing a scream to erupt from her lips.)
Jenny Punk: WHAT THE FUCK?!
(Minerva waves her hand in the air now, and that causes the flames from the laptop to magically subside, and she flashes Jenny a serene smile.)
Minerva: I told you we weren’t leaving until you heard us. Now, do you have the time or is your phone next?
(A glare crosses Jenny’s face, and she purses her lips.)
Jenny Punk (trying to control her anger): What can I help you with?!
(Constance and Minerva smirk at one another.)
Constance Blevins: Neither of us are going to beat around the bush. Minerva and I are sick of being treated as afterthoughts here in EAW. We are the Unified Tag Team Champions and since getting drafted to Showdown we have gotten the short end of the stick. We made history when we unified the Empire Tag Team Championships with the belts we carry now, and that should have pushed us front and center.
Minerva: But it’s the same song and dance, every single week. The golden girls, the Kassidys, Camerons, Serenas, and Andreas, and everyone else who quote ‘has a marketable look or purpose’ are the ones you see getting handed everything and being showcased. This is exactly the type of thing I wanted to change when I showed up in Elite Answers Wrestling.
Constance Blevins: We have been used to further the agendas of other people and that’s not fair to us. We were used as pawns in the back and forth between Mr. DEDEDE and The Visual Prophet…
Minerva (with a hint of lust in her eyes): Mmmmm… and Vizzy still owes me a favor for that.
Constance Blevins: And just a couple of weeks ago, we were used as fodder for Team Showdown.
Minerva: And we saw what a bust that ended up being seeing as how they failed to win War Games. We deserve better than what you’re giving us. The competition we faced at Territorial Invasion was complete bullshit. Fatal Destiny was never going to give us a challenge, and after what went down on Dynasty last night, I highly doubt we ever see either of those girls again.
Constance Blevins: Good riddance.
Minerva: The point is, we have worked tirelessly to secure our championship reign and back up everything we did on Empire and at Pain for Pride. We deserve the respect and recognition the other champions of this company get. We’re sick of Mr. DEDEDE and the board of directors ignoring us and our potential.
Jenny Punk: Are you done?
Constance Blevins: Not by a long shot.
Minerva: We want The Illionaires.
(Jenny can’t help it. She laughs much to the absolute disgust of the champions.)
Constance Blevins: What’s funny?
Jenny Punk: The two of you. You really think you have what it takes to defeat two former world champions and decorated Elitists? Really?
Minerva: Look, we get The Illionaires seem to be your new pet project, but we are better than them. People continue to sleep on Constance and I, and we want to continue proving everyone wrong. Our lack of competition is not our fault, which is why we are demanding the chance to face Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier.
Jenny Punk: In no world are either of you ready to face competition the caliber of The Illionaires. It was because of the two of them that we nearly won War Games. Chris Elite’s performance was nothing short of inspiring, and Ahren was rock steady like he always is. Those two are no doubt the future of the tag team division, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s the two of you who need to prove that you are worthy of carrying those belts.
Constance Blevins: Excuse me?
Minerva (at the same time): You’re joking right??
(Jenny shrugs unapologetically.)
Jenny Punk: You two will have a championship defense at Reasonable Doubt, and if you can get through that, then we’ll see if you’re ready for The Illionaires. I may take your request of wanting to face them into consideration.
(Heavenly Hell aren’t sure what to say. They’re a combination of furious and shocked. Jenny smiles sweetly at them and shoos them towards the door.)
Jenny Punk: You can both leave now.
(Constance and Minerva take a moment to gather their bearings, and both take a deep breath. They know some wars aren’t worth fighting right away, so reluctantly, the two head out the door. They shut Jenny’s door behind them and turn to one another.)
Constance Blevins: The nerve.
Minerva: We’ll get the last laugh, don’t worry.
(Minerva shuts her eyes, whispers a few words, and then snaps her fingers. After a moment, her beautiful eyes flicker open and an explosion is heard from inside the office. Jenny is heard screaming and Minerva jerks Constance out of the way as Jenny runs out the door.)
(Heavenly Hell peek their heads through the door and see another fire going on inside. Minerva waves her hand, and the fire flames out, and Jenny Punk’s charred cellphone is seen sitting on the desk.)
Minerva: Stupid bitch.
(Heavenly Hell both laugh and head down the hall, and Showdown fades to the ringside area.)
(The Camera returns from commercial to a panning shot over the wild crowd as we see Gina Romano in the ring, lifting her microphone to speak.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen… the following contest is our MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!
Gina Romano: And it is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media hits as Lucas Johnson makes his way out accompanied by Albert Hitchman.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Atlanta, Georgia, accompanied by Albert Hitchman… LUCAS JOHNSON!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THE ACE OF PROPHECY HAS ARRIVED!
Eve: Aren’t you a Jamie Stan?
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson put out the prophecy that he would win the PURE title by October first. Tonight is the last Showdown episode before that date and while he may not take the PURE title home, he has the opportunity to bring himself the biggest singles win of his career tonight before his time with Albert Hitchman comes to a close.
Eve: It won’t come easily though. He’s going against someone who’s been effectively unstoppable lately.
(Lucas slides into the ring, removing his headphones as Hitchman points and demands everyone cheer for his client. His music cuts and is quickly replaced by “Let It Go” by A$AP Ferg as Mr. DEDEDE walks out with the Answers World Championship around his waist and a cocky smirk on his face.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent… making his way to the ring from the Ryan Adams estate in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic… he is an EAW Hall of Famer and the reigning Answers World Champion… MISTER DEDEDE!!!!!!!!
Eve: Just watching this man walk in is unsettling…
Deadprez: The Chairman defended his title successfully at Territorial Invasion against the Visual Prophet. Nina Dobrev refused to let Viz be pinned but DEDEDE busted him open so badly that he played to Nina’s psychology and forced her to call the match by medical stoppage. If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that there’s no limitations to how far DEDEDE will go.
Eve: God help anyone who finds themselves in his path.
(The Camera cuts to see only Eve and Deadprez at the desk. They both look down curiously.)
Deadprez: Gav? The fuck you doing down there?
Eve: Are you hiding?
Gavin Kirkland: NO! I’m not… I’m not hiding. I just… I dropped a pen. That’s all. Shut up.
(DEDEDE rolls into the ring and holds the title up to the booing crowd before setting his title to the side and taking position in the corner.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: And we are underway! DEDEDE looks at Lucas like a hungry predator but Lucas looks focused as he’s ever been! He took the rare moment to directly address the Chairman this week as opposed to having Hitchman speak for him. You have to think he’s prepared for tonight! DEDEDE looks relaxed in the corner as he watches Lucas, BUT JOHNSON GOING FOR THE GUSTO! HE MOVES IN AND THROWS A RUNNING KNEE!! BUT IT WAS A FAKE! HE PULLS THE KNEE BACK AS SOON AS DEDEDE LOOKED TO BLOCK AND DRIVES THE CHAMPION BACK INTO THE CORNER BY THE SHOULDERS! LUCAS JOHNSON UNLOADING ON THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION NOW WITH FISTS OF FURY! PUNCH AFTER PUNCH TO THE FACE OF THE CHAIRMAN!! HITCHMAN IS SCREAMING FOR JOY ON THE OUTSIDE! THE REFEREE TRYING TO PULL JOHNSON OUT OF THE CORNER BUT LUCAS JUST PUSHES HIM BACK! LUCAS GRABS THE CHAIRMAN BY THE HEAD! HE DRIVES A KNEE RIGHT INTO THE BRIDGE OF THE CHAMPIONS NOSE! LUCAS HOISTS THE CHAMPION UP TO THE SECOND ROPE! HE HOOKS A LEG! FISHERMAN POSITION! HE DEADLIFTS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION UP WITH ONE HEAVE! FISHERMAN BRAINBUSTER DROPS DEDEDE ONTO HIS SKULL! LUCAS POPS BACK TO HIS FEET AND LEAPS TO THE TOP ROPE! HE FLIES BACK WITH A MOONSAULT! IT CONNECTS RIGHT ACROSS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! JOHNSON HOOKS THE LEG AND HITCHMAN LOOKS IN AWE! THIS COULD BE THE UPSET OF THE YEAR!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
Deadprez: KICKOUT BY THE CHAMPION! BUT JOHNSON IS RIGHT BACK ON THE ATTACK! HE MOUNTS THE CHAMPION AND BEGINS TO DROP PUNCHES DIRECTLY INTO THE FOREHEAD OF DEDEDE! WHAT AN ABSOLUTE FLURRY BY THE WRESTLING MACHINE! TAKING IT RIGHT TO DEDEDE! JOHNSON REACHES DOWN AND WRAPS HIS ARM AROUND DEDEDE’S NECK! HE HAS A MOUNTED GUILLOTINE CHOKE APPLIED! HE ROLLS HIMSELF FORWARD AND OVER DEDEDE’S HEAD TO TIGHTEN THE HOLD AND CUT OFF THE CIRCULATION TO HIS BRAIN! IT’S ALMOST AN INVERTED MUTA LOCK! HE HAS IT TIGHT! COULD HE DO IT? CAN HE PULL IT OFF?!?
(Gavin peeks his head up from under the desk.)
Gavin Kirkland: Uh oh…
Eve: BUT DEDEDE SWINGS HIS LEGS BACKWARDS AND RELIEVES THE PRESSURE BY ROLLING ON TOP OF LUCAS! BUT JOHNSON WON’T RELEASE THE HOLD! DEDEDE KEEPS A GRIP ON JOHNSON AND CONTINUES TO ROLL BACK TO A STANDING POSITION! DEDEDE PULLS HIMSELF AND HIS OPPONENT TO THEIR FEET! HE BREAKS JOHNSONS GRIP AND HAS HIM IN AN INVERTED FRONT FACE LOCK! HE LIFTS JOHNSON UP! AND DROPS HIM DOWN ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A 1916!!!! DEDEDE’S finally gotten himself a moment to breath in this match! I don’t think he expected Johnson to come out firing like he did! DEDEDE now shaking his head clear!
Deadprez: The Chairman getting his bearings now as he looks to get on the offensive for the first time in this match up. Johnson is clutching at the back of his neck as DEDEDE stands to his feet! He grabs the former New Breed Champion by the shoulder and pulls him up to his knees before— DEDEDE PULLED BACK TO BOOT LUCAS’S HEAD OFF OF HIS SHOULDERS BUT LUCAS DROPPED BACKWARDS TO THE MAT TO DODGE IT! HE GRABS DEDEDE BY THE FOOT AND IMMEDIATELY ROLLS THROUGH TO TAKE THE CHAMPION DOWN! HE PULLS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT AND QUICKLY APPLIES AN ANKLE LOCK!! JOHNSON TORQUING ON THE INJURED ANKLE OF DEDEDE! THE SAME FOOT THAT THE VISUAL PROPHET ATTACKED AT TERRITORIAL INVASION! DEDEDE IS HURTING! CAN LUCAS DO IT? CAN HE DO THE UNTHINKABLE AND FORCE GAWD TO SUBMIT? CAN HE SHOCK THE WORLD RIGHT HERE TONIGHT?!? DEDEDE LOOKING FOR HIS WAY OUT BUT JOHNSON KEEPS TWISTING THAT ANKLE! PULLING THE CHAIRMAN TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING! THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT DEDEDE ROLLS FORWARD AND THROWS JOHNSON INTO THE SECOND ROPE! DEDEDE beginning to look angry now as he checks to make sure that ankle is still stable! Looks like he’s walking fine on it, but Johnson has dominated this match so far against the Answers World Champion! He’s played his moments perfectly with strategic takeouts and feints to catch the champion off guard and Johnson is looking like the superstar he always claims himself to be right now! DEDEDE grabs Johnson by the head— BUT JOHNSON NOW ATTEMPTING A DOUBLE LEG TAKE DOWN! DEDEDE twists himself out though and shoves Johnson into the ropes again and—
Deadprez: SPEAR! SPEAR! SPEAR!
Gavin Kirkland: Well it was nice while it lasted.
Eve: DEDEDE just tore through Johnson with that spear! He falls on top for a cover!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Eve: BUT HITCHMAN JUST PULLED THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING! THE REFEREE IS TEARING INTO HITCHMAN FOR THE INTERFERENCE BUT THE MATCH WILL CONTINUE! DEDEDE LOOKS LIKE HES READY TO MURDER SOMEONE AND KNOWING HIM IT COULD BE ANYONE! HE’S BEEN CAUGHT OFF GUARD IN THE EARLY GOINGS OF THIS MATCH BUT I THINK SOMETHING JUST GAVE WAY AND NOW HERE COMES THE CHAIRMAN! HE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! HITCHMAN SEES DEDEDE AND IMMEDIATELY BOLTS! HITCHMAN RUNNING AS FAST AS HIS WALRUS BODY CAN WADDLE BUT NOT ENOUGH TO GET AWAY FROM DEDEDE! THE CHAIRMAN TAKES OFF AROUND THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING AND CATCHES HITCHMAN ON THE FAR SIDE WITH A SPEAR! HE TAKES HITCHMAN DOWN TO THE FLOOR AND LOOKS AT HIM WITH A PSYCHOTIC STARE! HITCHMAN DARED TO GET INVOLVED AND NOW HE PAYS THE PRICE! ALBERT IS MOTIONLESS ON THE FLOOR! DEDEDE STANDS AND TURNS BACK TO THE RING—
Gavin Kirkland: BUT JOHNSON TAKES THE CHAIRMAN OUT WITH THE SUICIDE DIVE! WHAT AN ACE!
Eve: Seriously, I thought you were a Jamie Stan?
Gavin Kirkland: I Stan all true Aces.
Deadprez: Johnson knocked DEDEDE back into the barricade and now he’s looking to keep the pressure on! Johnson clutching his ribs after that spear but now he’s stomping into the Chairman! Johnson has made himself in this match by taking advantage of shock factor and keeping DEDEDE off balance or distracted! He has to keep taking advantage of these chances while they’re here! Johnson continues to drive that boot harder and harder into the sternum of the Chairman!! He steps back… RUNNING BASEMENT DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE FACE OF DEDEDE!!! The referee has had enough!
Eve: DEDEDE is rocked after Johnson smashed his face against the barricade! Johnson stands back up and now pulls DEDEDE to his feet! He pulls the champion in close! BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! HE LAUNCHES THE LARGER MAN! WHAT POWER ON DISPLAY BY LUCAS JOHNSON!
Deadprez: DEDEDE trying to get to his feet now! Still stumbled from that dropkick but reeling his way back to his feet! BUT JOHNSON IS STILL GOING! JOHNSON HOPS UP TO THE APRON! FLYING CROSSBODY!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT DEDEDE CATCHES LUCAS IN MID AIR! HE CATCHES HIM MID CROSS BODY! DEDEDE HAS THAT LOOK IN HIS EYES! HE TAKES OFF RUNNING! AND HE SMASHES JOHNSON SIDEWAYS INTO THE STEEL POST! DID YOU SEE HOW HIS SPINE BENT AROUND THAT POST?!?
Deadprez: DEDEDE has finally appeared to get his feet underneath himself in this matchup! And now he’s taking it to the upstart Johnson! DEDEDE grabs Lucas by the hair and drags him over to barricade again! HE HURLS JOHNSON INTO THE BARRICADE!
Eve: Johnson looks like he’s trying to get to his feet but DEDEDE is stalking him! As soon as Johnson gets to his knees, DEDEDE grabs him around the waist! Gutwrench position! DEDEDE hoists Lucas up… GUT WRENCH POWERBOMB RIGHT ONTO THE STEEL STEPS! DEDEDE SHOWING NO MERCY HERE TONIGHT!
Deadprez: DEDEDE looks proud of what he’s doing here as Johnson clutches at his spine! Johnson gripping at the ring skirt as he tries to get some footing through the pain! Johnson pulling himself slowly up! He’s hugging the ring post! Trying to stay on his feet!
Eve: RAPTURE! DEDEDE WITH THE HELLUVA KICK WHILE JOHNSON HAD HIS HEAD AGAINST THE RING POST! JOHNSON’S SKULL MAY HAVE JUST CAVED IN!
Gavin Kirkland: DEDEDE grabs Lucas and rolls him inside of the ring! DEDEDE looks at him briefly before rolling himself into the ring! DEDEDE stands over Johnson and simply steps a single foot onto his chest for the pin as he raises a fist in the air to show his victory!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Deadprez: FUCKING HOW? JOHNSON MANAGES TO LIFT HIS SHOULDER OFF THE MAT! DEDEDE is incensed! Johnson still has some fight left in him though and this match will go on! Johnson now trying to roll over to get slowly to his feet but DEDEDE stands over him and places a boot on the back of his head, shoving him back down into the mat! He tried to get back up again but DEDEDE just kicks him square in the ribs! Johnson pushes once more up to his knees but now— OH NO! DEDEDE HAS HIM BY THE HEAD AND HAS THAT TWISTED LOOK IN HIS EYES! HE’S GOING TO GO FOR THE MK DRIVER! THE SAME MANEUVER THAT ULTIMATELY KNOCKED THE VISUAL PROPHET UNCONSCIOUS IN THEIR EPIC ENCOUNTER AT TERRITORIAL INVASION! DEDEDE GOES TO APPLY THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK!
Eve: BUT JOHNSON SLIDES HIS LEGS UNDERNEATH AND DROPS TO HIS BACK! HE SENDS DEDEDE STUMBLING AND FALLING FACE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! DEDEDE IS STUNNED ON THE MAT! JOHNSON ROLLS OVER AND PROPS HIMSELF ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! HE’S TRYING TO SHAKE HIS HEAD CLEAR! HE SEES HIS CHANCE RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM! HE’S TRYING TO DRAG HIMSELF BY THE BOTTOM ROPE TOWARDS THAT CORNER! HE ROLLS UNDERNEATH THE ROPE AND GRABS THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!
Deadprez: JOHNSON GOING TO THROW THE BIGGEST SHOT HE HAS IN HIS ARSENAL! INCH BY INCH HES PULLING HIMSELF UP! HE’S FINALLY TO HIS FEET! HES CRAWLING UP ONTO THE FIRST TURNBUCKLE! STEPS UP TO THE SECOND! THIS COULD FINALLY DO IT! ALL THE FIGHT LUCAS HAS SHOWN THIS MATCH! THIS COULD BE THE MOVE THAT GETS HIM THE WIN! HE HAS HIMSELF ON THE TOP ROPE! HE LOOKS DOWN AT DEDEDE JUST BELOW HIM!
Gavin Kirkland: DON’T DO IT! YOU’VE TAKEN TOO LONG! IT’S A TRAP!
Eve: BUT DEDEDE’S SKULL BOUNCED OFF OF THAT TURNBUCKLE! HE MIGHT BE OUT COLD! JOHNSON IS FINALLY LINED UP! HE TAKES OFF! RED ARROW!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD! IT CONNECTS! THE RED ARROW CONNECTS! JOHNSON HAS KNOCKED OFF THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Deadprez: BUT DEDEDE POWERS OUT AT THE LAST MILLISECOND! JOHNSON LOOKS LIKE HE’S SEEN A GHOST! HE THOUGHT THAT WAS IT AND HONESTLY SO DID I! HE GAVE DEDEDE HIS BEST SHOT AND IT STILL DIDN’T GET THE JOB DONE!
Eve: He can’t let up! DEDEDE is still down! He has to keep taking advantage and keep the pressure like he’s done all match! He’s so damn close! But just not enough yet! He grabs DEDEDE by the wrist and pulls him to his knees! Trying to get the larger man up to his feet— BUT DEDEDE SPRINGS TO LIFE AND KNOCKS JOHNSON’S HAND AWAY! HE GRABS JOHNSON BY THE WAIST AND PLANTS HIM WITH THE SPINEBUSTER! DEDEDE MOUNTS ON TOP OF JOHNSON NOW AND LAYS INTO HIM WITH HAMMERFISTS TO THE NOSE! DEDEDE LOOKS LIKE HES JUST BEEN UNLEASHED! HES JUST TAKEN FULL CONTROL BACK FROM JOHNSON AND HES LIKE A RABID ANIMAL ON THE ASSAULT! JOHNSON’S EYES ARE ROLLED INTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! DEDEDE PULLS HIM BY THE HAIR UP TO HIS FEET! JOHNSON CAN BARELY STAND ON HIS OWN AT THIS POINT! DEDEDE GRABS HIS HEAD AND TAKES THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK! HE LIFTS LUCAS UP! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK BRAINBUSTER! MK DRIVER CONNECTS!! DEDEDE MAKES THE COVER! HE SIMPLY STARES WITH UNBLINKING EYES INTO THE CAMERA AS HE LAYS OVER THE PRONE JOHNSON!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner… the Answers World Champion… MISTER DEDEDE!!!!
(“Let It Go” hits again as DEDEDE rises to his feet and spits on the unmoving Lucas. He grabs his Answers World Championship belt and holds it high in the air.)
Deadprez: Johnson came out here with a strategy and some serious fight but it wasn’t enough to stop Gawd. He kept him off balance as long as he could but ultimately he ate that devastating MK Driver and that was it.
Gavin Kirkland: The more I see of DEDEDE the more afraid I feel for the future of Showdown.
(DEDEDE slides out of the ring where he sees Hitchman who has only just begun to get up. DEDEDE steps on Albert’s back, walking over him in a display of alpha dominance as he walks over towards the ramp before making his way back towards the curtain.)
Eve: DEDEDE’s dominance is more than just an occurrence. It’s a historic fact here in EAW. Let anyone who steps in that ring with him know… you’re truly facing the Gawd of the entire Wrestling industry.
(Camera fades as DEDEDE hoists the title over his head at the top of the ramp.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)