(EAW intro plays.)
(A recap from King of Elite is shown. We witness The ILLIONAIRES and their well-fought efforts against Fire and Ice in the Tornado Tag Team Match in order to determine who gets a future opportunity at the Unified Tag Team Championships. We see the unison and chemistry with the two teams. Their strategies are well highlighted; however, it was not enough as the engaged couple managed to pick up the victory …)
(It forwards to Harlow Reichert defending the PURE Championship against Jake Smith. We see the fuckery occur in the match, such as Jake’s steel chair spot and almost getting Harlow disqualified that way, but Harlow manages to defeat Jake with a Wuthering Heights …)
(It forwards to Cameron Ella Ava defending the Answers World Championship against Xander Payne. The comedy and strangeness of the match are seen with the liposuction, but Cameron ends the match with a Breaking Barriers on Xander to retain. Soon after, Mr. DEDEDE makes his return and delivers Wings of Hell to Xander on the table…)
(It goes to the King of Elite finals with Showdown’s Jamie O’Hara taking on Voltage’s Charlie Marr and Dynasty’s The Visual Prophet. Due to this being Showdown, Jamie’s story and motivations are highlighted more than the others. It forwards to the ending of the match with Jamie connecting Stardust Forever on Charlie. The official goes to ring the bell, but The Visual Prophet delivers Bow to the Heart and steals the victory for himself. The last shot is Jamie with a completely blank look on his face, crushed that another opportunity was taken away from him…)
(ONE WEEK LATER…)
(It begins to recap Clash of Kingdoms and most specifically, the Iconic Cup finals featuring Constance Blevins and Minerva. The two women throw everything at each other, pushing each other through hell and back. We see them using each other’s finishers and that is not enough. The match concludes with Minerva connecting with The Black Wedding on Constance to capture the Iconic Cup. After the emotional match, the two members of Heavenly Hell embrace and raise each other’s hands up. The last shot is of Minerva raising the Iconic Cup high over her head and Constance smiling before heading to the back.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar plays through the speakers, cueing the theme music for Saturday Night Showdown. The blue and silver pyrotechnics go off as the crowd goes insane. The scene pans to the sea of EAW fans in The Denny Sanford Premier Center. As soon as the camera begins to move, they hold up their signs, hoping to get on television.)
Gavin Kirkland: FINALLY, WE’RE BACK!!! After what seems like twenty years, welcome everyone to Saturday Night Showdown!
Eve: Ladies and gentlemen, that was Gavin Kirkland. I am Eve and the man on the other side is Deadprez! Man has EAW had an impactful few weeks? Two weeks ago, we had King of Elite. Unfortunately, Jamie O’Hara failed to walk away with the crown, but he had a performance to remember. We’ll be hearing from him later tonight. The ILLIONAIRES walked out empty-handed as Fire and Ice have gotten themselves a future opportunity at the Unified Tag Team Championships!
Deadprez: However, Cameron Ella Ava and Harlow Reichert are still the Answers World Champion and PURE Champion! Harlow moves on to face a man who hasn’t been in action since November, Lucas Johnson tonight in our main event! Not only that, there are rumors that we’ll be hearing from the Chairman of the Board, Mr. DEDEDE, who made his return after the Cameron Ella Ava and Xander Payne match by delivering a Wings of Hell to Xander on the table!
Gavin Kirkland: Not only did we have King of Elite, but Clash of Kingdoms, where we saw the beautiful Minerva walk out as the 2020 holder of the Iconic Cup! This blesses her with an opportunity to cash in the Cup at the Universal Women’s Championship whenever she pleases within the next twelve months!
Eve: Yes, an eventful few weeks and there’s so much to look forward to tonight —
( “Let It Go” by A$AP Ferg plays across the sound system and the arena erupts with a mixed reaction. Moments later, Mr. DEDEDE emerges through the billowing smoke hand-in-hand with his partner, Kassidy Heart. Both are dressed in street attire, and Kassidy proudly sports the National Elite Championship over her left shoulder. )
Gavin Kirkland: It’s only right that the flagship show, the premiere brand of this federation begins with an unannounced visit from THE GAWD!!! And dare I forget his Gawdess :whew:!!!! Those legs :whew:!!!!
Eve: The last time we saw Mr. DEDEDE in a Showdown ring was back in the beginning of January in London, right after a hard fought match against Cameron Ella Ava. Xander Payne would take advantage of the opening and unleash his third consecutive attack on Mr. DEDEDE – this time with some pretty harrowing effects. He would drive DDD’s head THROUGH a cinder block and force him out of competition.
Deadprez: But at King of Elite Gawdzilla reared its ugly head in Xander’s direction and exacted a little bit of karmic justice. This time it was Xander who was caught slipping, falling prey to a thunderous spear, and the Wings of Hell right after that! KOE was a rough night for Xander, but if that man up there has his way, it could be a drop in the bucket compared to what’s yet to come.
( DDD’s music quiets down and he and Kassidy stand in the ring surveying the raucous audience, a bit intrigued by the somewhat positive response. They wait a little bit for the noise to simmer down… )
Mr. DEDEDE: I’ve missed time before. I’ve gotten hurt before. This shit we do in the ring doesn’t exactly tickle. Putting our bodies through this doesn’t exactly feel good. I think it’s easy to mistake that because most of you are either overweight, or out of shape, and live sedentary lives eating pigshit and watching other people live more fulfilling lives than you on pixels. So cognitive dissonance tells you otherwise. It’s kinda like why you think Xander Payne had my number these past couple of months. Because along comes one of your very own. One of the prototypical obese, jort wearing, hamburger helper cramming neckbeards from the pack – the IWC in human form – who impregnated some ring rat and produced two shitty little wombats. And lo and behold, he’s been able to accomplish far above any reasonable expectations. Because he did what very few other men have managed to do in my 20 year career thus far. He put me down, legitimately. He concussed me – he sent my Gawdly brain bouncing against the fortified inner walls of my titanium cranium, and made it unsafe for me to compete. My first major concussion in nearly four years. He caused that, and that’s about as much credit as I’m gonna give this guy ever in his life. That “he” I’m referring to obviously, is XANDER PAYNE.
( The crowd gives a big mixed reaction. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Well if King of Elite was any indicator of what’s to come, then it’s obvious the worst is only yet to come for the tubby son of a bitch. Fat boy had better pick the rest of himself up from the floor and put himself back together, because in three short weeks Gawdzilla’s coming to devour the rest of him at UNDER SIEGE.
( The crowd gives a pop, excited for the prospects of Xander Payne vs. Mr. DEDEDE. )
Gavin Kirkland: IT’S OFFICIAL! DDD VS XANDER AT UNDER SIEGE!
Mr. DEDEDE: But I didn’t come all this way, to Bumblefuck, South Dakota, just to say the same thing I could have said via satellite. I didn’t come all this way just to talk about Xander Payne. I’m not even here to promote my new and upcoming podcast, “The Ryan Adams GAWDCAST – Hosted by Ryan Adams” soon to be available on streaming services everywhere.
Mr. DEDEDE: None of that is what’s brought me here. I’m actually here tonight, because of you.
( DDD turns to Kassidy Heart. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Twofold – I am here to acknowledge you in front of the world for what you are. And there’s no doubt in my mind that I’m back in the ring so soon, after having my head driven through cinder blocks, because of you. Because I have something that I need to say to you.
( He takes her hand, and a tense moment ensues as he looks down for a bit, before continuing. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Kass, I don’t believe I’ve even gotten the chance to say these words to you yet. But I love you.
( Kassidy’s face tells the story, she can feel her heart in her throat. She squeezes her partner’s hand, and he brings her closer to him. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I do. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I do. I thought I knew what ‘love’ felt like, with other women. I thought I knew what ‘love’ was with even this business. All of my accolades. All of my sacrifice. But never have I been more hopeful for anything in this world, as I am for you. And I mean that.
( Kassidy doesn’t know what to say. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I told you this backstage in Rome, and I want you to know again in front of millions watching, that I am so proud of you. I am so proud to say that you are a part of my legacy – and what we have together is the greatest part of my legacy yet. What we will build together, you and me, will be greater than anything I’ve ever accomplished. Elitist of the Decade, seven World Championships, the fame, the money. It all pales in comparison to what begins between us. The best part about having you as my baby is knowing that my baby is a soldier. She is a conqueror, just like I am. She is a Mauler, and she has the biggest heart that anybody in that dressing room has ever seen.
You drive yourself fucking crazy over what we do, exactly like I do. You are addicted to success, like I am. You are advanced far beyond your years, your standards are far above others wildest imagination. That’s what brought you to Triple Crown Status… something a very short order of EAW Elitists have reached. You’re dedicated. You’re loyal. You’re beautiful – not just on the outside, but what you create week in and week out. You’re more of a masterpiece than you even know, and I’m a ruthless callous piece of fucking shit who doesn’t deserve your kind of fealty from anybody let alone somebody as excellent as you. But I still have it, and that’s because deep inside you see the same vision that I do. Tonight, I intend to bring that vision one step closer to reality.
( DDD digs into his back pocket, and brings out a small mahogany box… causing Kassidy to cup her hands around her mouth and say the name “Ryan”, but DDD is so fixated on what he’s about to say next, her reaction doesn’t register to him. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I know you wanted to be a part of this process. I’m sure we both pictured this differently. I know I did. I figured this would be done at some point during the European tour with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland, or underneath the northern lights. But if this year has taught us anything thus far, it’s that tomorrow isn’t promised. And there isn’t any more fitting a place, in my mind, than the source of our connection. This very ring. Where we break ourselves open and dig into our spirits on a nightly basis, and pull off the unthinkable every time. The ring that builds us, that shapes us into who we are. There just isn’t a more fitting place in the world than here and now to ask you one question.
( DDD drops to one knee in front of Kassidy, and flips open the mahogany box. )
( Revealing a custom cut Cartier Trinity Ruban Solitaire ring, with brilliant diamonds flooding the outside lining of the 22K yellow gold band, and topped by an asscher shaped 10.02 carat diamond. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Will you marry me? … Again?
( DDD gives a wink and a grin, aware of how it happened the first time. This time was DDD’s attempt at “doing it right”. All Kassidy could do stand there and gawk at her partner, tears of happiness streaming down her face, and nod before collapsing into his arms with a hug. It was a very “human” moment for both of them. DDD lifts her up from her feet, causing her to drop her NE Title, and the two share a passionate kiss – provoking a round of applause from the audience. )
( “Let It Go” comes back on, and Kassidy and DDD continue their moment in the ring, talking to each other while the audience continues their applause. Kassidy is seemingly overwhelmed with emotion, and DDD is lit up with happiness. Even the commentary team join in on the round of applause. )
Gavin Kirkland: I’m not crying, you’re crying. :mjcry:
Eve: I’m such a sucker for proposals. Who would have thought two people as evil as DDD and Kassidy could share such a heartwarming moment.
( DDD leads Kassidy out of the ring, and they are both all smiles now heading to the back. )
Deadprez: I’m real happy for both of them. To think this all started as a hostage situation, but now they look like royalty out there. Congratulations to them both!
Gavin Kirkland: God I hate when fresh young meat is taking off the market :noah: But I am contractually obligated to agree, congrats to the both of them – a true GAWD and GAWDESS!
Eve: Let’s try to move on from all of this and get to the opening match of the night!
(“Break the Chain ” by Lupe Fiasco featuring Eric Turner and Sway begins to play through the speakers. A debuting Tobias Drakkenson comes out, feeling eager about his first match in EAW and hoping to make some sort of impression.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM SHERWOOD, NOTTINGHAM; ENGLAND…WEIGHING IN 210 POUNDS… “THE MARVEL”…..TOOOOOOOOBBBBBIIIIIAAAASSSSSSSSSSS DRRRAAAAKKKKEEEEENNNNNNNNSSSSSOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!
Deadprez: I did some research on this newcomer, Gavin and Eve; he spent a good portion of his years in the independent wrestling circuit but was told to go find a real company to make his mark in wrestling. Well, it seems like he found a real company because there’s no more real company than EAW.
Gavin Kirkland: Tobias Drakkenson has the opportunity to make a mark by defeating a mainstay on the Showdown brand. There’s a ton of pressure for someone like Tobias to become something on this brand, but he doesn’t do it for friends or family, but for himself.
Eve: He only seeks to prove something to himself and he has a pretty good shot of doing that against his opponent tonight.
(“I Love It Loud ( Wolf Howl Intro)” by KISS plays through the speakers as Shaker Jones comes out with The Bozo Victims Unit — Detective Biggums, Detective Ty and Detective Asson. All of them are hyping up Shaker and advising him on how he should approach his opponent.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY THE BOZO VICTIMS UNIT… FROM INGLIS, MANITOBA, CANADA…WEIGHING IN 238 POUNDS…HE IS “THE CANADIAN WOLF” … SHHHHAAAAAAAKKKKKKEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR JOOOOOOOOOONNNNNEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Eve: As of earlier this week, Shaker Jones has accepted the offer of Chris Elite to joining the ranks of The Bozo Victims Unit. Chris has told him that if he can lead a couple of Bozos around, he could be trusted to carry a division and the possibility of him becoming an ILLIONAIRE is in his future.
Gavin Kirkland: I think that Shaker Jones is on the right side on this brand! Every wolf needs his pack and the Bozos are the perfect pack for him. :wow:
Deadprez: Maybe, this is what was missing for Shaker Jones. Maybe, he just needed some friends in the right places. There is no telling how influential Chris Elite is with the Gawd Contract in his hands. Hell, Chris is even lending his Bozos for Shaker in this match! The last thing that Shaker needs to do is disappoint them!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: The opening match of the night is underway! The Bozo Victims Unit finds themselves on each side of the ring. It should be interesting to see how this dynamic goes!
Deadprez: There has been a work on the street that The Bozos and Chris Elite have been working with Shaker this past week, getting him prepared for the match! Things haven’t looked good for Shaker on the winner’s column, but they’re looking to change all of that with each match they’re placed in!
Eve: The two Elitists begin to lock up, but it’s Tobias Drakkenson who manages to get Shaker Jones in a side headlock before applying a wrist lock on him! Shaker manages to get the wristlock off of him! However, Shaker manages to counter the wristlock with his very own wristlock, but Tobias manages to elbow Shaker with his available arm before connecting with snapmare as Shaker falls to a seated position! Tobias runs to Shaker, connecting with a shoot kick to his back! Tobias jumps over Shaker and rebounds himself off the set of ropes, but Shaker manages to get in a plank position, but Tobias jumps over Shaker before rebounding himself off the other set of ropes!
Gavin Kirkland: Good ole Shaker Jones manages to connect with a hip toss! He jumps over Tobias Drakkenson before connecting with a low dropkick that takes the newcomer down! Shaker quickly goes for the cover!
Deadprez: Tobias Drakkenson manages to kick out before getting back to a vertical base! Shaker Jones gets back to his feet before knee Tobias in the stomach! Shaker gets his fist and drives it against the back of Tobias a couple of times before getting him down to his knee! Shaker gets Tobias before throwing him shoulder first against the turnbuckle! Shaker picks up Tobias before connecting with a German suplex as Tobias manages to roll himself back to his feet, but Shaker turns himself around while in a seated position! Tobias runs to Shaker, going for a knee strike, but Shaker manages to get Tobias’ knee before connecting with a chop block to the other knee!
Eve: Now, you see Shaker Jones unloading some punches onto Tobias Drakkenson! You can see a bit of the aggression in him! I don’t think he’s too thrilled on the idea of being on the bottom of the card; however, it should make Shaker work a billion times harder to escape that funk. It’s what having influence like The ILLIONARES can do for him! Shaker gets Tobias by his arm before Irish whipping him to the corner! Shaker takes a few steps back before charging to the corner and connecting with a body splash, taking down Tobias! Shaker begins to stomp on Tobias in the stomach! In the process, Tobias manages to slide into a seated position as Shaker places his foot onto the face of Tobias!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! GET OFF OF HIM, SHAKER!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker Jones gets his boot off the face of Tobias Drakkenson! Tobias manages to get back to his feet! He uses the ropes to grasp onto as Shaker proceeds his attack on Tobias!
Deadprez: But, Tobias Drakkenson turns to turn the tables and he gets Shaker Jones backed against the ropes! TOBIAS BEGINS TO THROW SOME SEVERE FOREARMS TO THE FACE OF SHAKER, TRYING TO WEAKEN HIM A BIT! NOW, HE BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH A SERIES OF SHOOT KICKS TO SHAKER AT THE CORNER! TOBIAS IS DETERMINED TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION ON SHOWDOWN! GETTING A VICTORY OVER A MAINSTAY LIKE SHAKER WOULD BE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION! SHAKER IS DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWERS TO BLOCK EACH OF THESE SHOTS, BUT TOBIAS IS TOO QUICK FOR HIM!
Eve: What in hell??
(Detective Ty appears on top of the apron, trying to get the attention of Tobias Drakkenson! Tobias looks at Ty with a huge sinister grin on his face.)
Gavin Kirkland: TOBIAS DRAKKENSON GETS SHAKER JONES AND BATTERY RAMS HIM TOWARD DETECTIVE TY ON THE APRON!
Deadprez: Not exactly, Gavin! Detective Ty manages to jump off the apron before the collision could occur! Shaker Jones is draped on the middle rope as Tobias gets his right knee and presses down on Shaker’s neck! I can sense that Shaker is in a lot of pressure at the moment! Having that amount of weight on a neck is never a good thing!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE —
Eve: TOBIAS DRAKKENSON GETS OFF OF SHAKER JONES WITH NO HESITATIONS AT ALL! HE JUMPS OVER THE ROPES AND STANDS ON THE APRON BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SERIES OF KNEE STRIKES TO THE FACE OF SHAKER! SHAKER IS STILL DRAPED TO THE ROPES, EVERYONE! THIS NEWCOMER IS REALLY SHOWING SHAKER WHAT HE IS MADE OFF AT THE MOMENT! TOBIAS DELIVERS ONCE LAST KNEE STRIKE AS SHAKER FALLS BACK INSIDE THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: DETECTIVE ASSON GETS TOBIAS DRAKKENSON BY HIS ANKLE AS TOBIAS TURNS AROUND —
Deadprez: DETECTIVE TY WITH A SUPERKICK AS THAT TAKES DOWN TOBIAS DRAKKENSON! I HAD NO IDEA THAT TY EVEN KNEW HOW TO DO THAT, BUT THAT SUPERKICK WASN’T HALF BAD. :notbad: Tobias falls to ringside due to the superkick!
Eve: It seems like that was the distraction needed for Shaker Jones! Shaker rolls out of the ring and gets Tobias Drakkenson by his head before throwing him headfirst against the edge of the apron! Tobias turns himself around as Shaker gets Tobias by the arm and whips him to the barricade, but Tobias manages to counter the whip as he connects with a big boot that knocks Shaker to a seated position! Look at this, guys.
(The Bozo Victims Unit stands on both sides of Tobias. Detective Asson and Detective Ty on one side and Detective Biggums on the other side. Tobias has a guarded expression on his face, ready to collide with them if it reaches that point.)
Gavin Kirkland: The Bozos look out for each other! They’re looking out for Shaker Jones; however, I get the impression that Shaker would like to win this match on his own! Tobias Drakkenson gets on top of the apron as he’s gesturing for Shaker to get back to a vertical base before —
Deadprez: TOBIAS DRAKKENSON WITH A METEORA ON SHAKER JONES!
Eve: NO! SHAKER JONES MANAGES TO GET TOBIAS DRAKKENSON UP IN THE AIR BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A POWERBOMB ON THE BARRICADE! I BELIEVE THAT SHAKER JUST CREATED AN OPENING FOR HIMSELF! NOW, HE HAS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT! TOBIAS IS CLUTCHING HIS BACK IN PAIN AS SHAKER GETS TOBIAS BY HIS ARM AND THROWS HIM ONTO THE STEEL STEPS! TOBIAS CRASHING ONTO THE STEEL STEPS! The Bozo Victims Unit is applauding Shaker and encouraging him to take this match back inside the ring! I think it may be over here, guys! Shaker gets Tobias and rolls him back inside the ring! Shaker slides underneath the ring and stalks Tobias back to his feet! He sees Tobias moving a bit as he springboards from the ropes and connects with a Supa Dupa Kick! The springboard kick nails Tobias in the head as Shaker races for the cover!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO–
Gavin Kirkland: ‘The Marvel’ manages to get a shoulder up! He is still in this match! Shaker Jones gets Tobias Drakkenson in a basement abdominal stretch! Shaker is looking to weaken his opponent! Whenever Tobias has gotten a bit of offense, he has managed to change the course of this match entirely! He is what people consider to be a loose cannon and we got a tiny sample of that; however, I would love to see what Tobias can do a bit more in this match! Tobias begins to elbow Shaker with his available arm! Slowly, he begins to place some effort into getting himself back to his feet! However, you can see that Shaker is trying to keep the newcomer down! But, I don’t see his efforts working any longer! Shaker is trying to get a headlock on Tobias, but Tobias is continuing his attempts to elbow Shaker in the face!
Deadprez: Tobias Drakkenson is back up to his feet as he manages to deliver one last shot to the face of Shaker Jones’ face! Damn! He nails Shaker hard on the nose as Tobias rebounds himself off the ropes and goes for a crossbody, but Shaker manages to pick himself up on his feet before connecting with an exploder suplex, but that doesn’t seem to keep Tobias down for long as he finds himself against the corner! Shaker runs towards Tobias at the corner!
Eve: Nobody’s home as Tobias Drakkenson manages to move out of the way! Shaker Jones goes crashing to the corner as Tobias takes a couple of steps back before running towards Shaker and spearing him to the corner! Tobias begins to connect with some firey shots to Shaker’s face before getting him in a headlock before connecting with a tornado DDT! Tobias follows that up with a knee drop before going for the cover on Shaker!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker Jones manages to get a shoulder up! Tobias Drakkenson rises to his feet as he waits for Shaker to get in an all-fours position! Tobias runs towards Shaker with a shuriken kick — drive-by kick to Shaker, who is all fours! SHAKER MANAGES TO GET ON HIS SHOULDERS AS TOBIAS SEEMS LIKE HE’S MORE THAN WILLING TO WRAP UP THIS MATCH FOR HIMSELF! TOBIAS MANAGES TO GET SHAKER ON HIS SHOULDERS! TOBIAS CALLS THIS THE ‘WINDWAKER’ AND IT’S HIS VARIATION OF AN FIREMAN’S CARRY TO AN OVERHEAD KICK!
Deadprez: Wait a minute?
Eve: DETECTIVE ASSON IS ON THE APRON! SHE’S ON THE APRON! THE OFFICIAL IS CAUGHT OFF GUARD!
Gavin Kirkland: DETECTIVE TY RACES INSIDE OF THE RING AND PULLS SHAKER JONES OFF THE SHOULDER! TY DIGS INTO THE POCKETS OF HIS COAT AND SHOVES SOMETHING INTO SHAKER’S MOUTH?
Deadprez: Was that a capsule?
Eve: I don’t even know, but Detective Ty shoved something into Shaker Jones’ mouth before rolling out of the ring! Detective Asson gets off the apron as Shaker still seems to be down on the entire thing! Tobias Drakkenson gets to get Shaker up to his feet!
Gavin Kirkland: SHAKER JONES SPITS THE GREEN MIST ON TOBIAS DRAKKENSON!!!
Deadprez: SHAKER JONES IS UP TO HIS FEET AS HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES — THE WHIPSMASH!!!! CLOTHESLINE BY HELL ON TOBIAS DRAKKENSON! SHAKER GOES FOR THE COVER!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“I Like It Loud” plays once again as Shaker Jones manages to slam his fists in happiness. You get a good look on his face and can see the green around his mouth. After a few depressing weeks of setbacks, he finally gets on track with this one victory. The Bozo Victims Unit all come inside the ring to help Shaker back to his feet.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…SHAAAAAKKKKKKKKEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR JOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Eve: Tonight, we saw the whole dynamic with Shaker Jones and The Bozo Victims Unit come into play. If it wasn’t for them getting involved, I like to believe that the match would have a different winner tonight!
Gavin Kirkland: It was smart. The Bozos knew when to get themselves involved in the match and around the ending of the match, they sensed that Shaker needed their help! Call it cheating. Call it whatever you want, but it was a smart approach for them to go with!
Deadprez: Tobias Drakkenson made an impression tonight. We saw a bit of what he can do, but I really hope that he manages to stay around because there’s a ton of potential with him that’s waiting to be untapped!
Eve: Indeed, bright future for Tobias and I was impressed with what I was able to see from him, but tonight was Shaker Jones’ night!
(Tobias Drakkenson is laying against the barricade, trying to get the green mist out of his eyes. Meanwhile, Shaker Jones gets his hand raised by Detective Ty and Detective Asson as Detective Biggums hypes him up.)
(Camera pans on Jenny Punk sitting at her desk working on her computer with a seemingly serious look on her face. A ruckus can be heard off camera. The sound keeps coming closer and closer until the voices are undeniably Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite, The ILLIONAIRES. They walk into the room with Big Mike and Jennipurr following.)
Jenny Punk: You two have some gall showing up here after what happened at King of Elite.
(Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite look at each other quizzically.)
Chris Elite: What happened at King of Elite?
(Jenny Punk stands up and slams the computer screen down on her laptop.)
Jenny Punk: YOU LOST! AGAIN! You two are supposed to be main attractions. You two are supposed to be MY main stars, and actually give people a reason to watch this show on a weekly basis. How are they going to be interested in a team that can’t even win a contenders match?
(Ahren Fournier sulks over and takes Jennipurr from Big Mike’s arms, and starts cuddling with her.)
Jenny Punk: Ahren. stop..
(Ahren Fournier slowly sombers over to Jenny, and starts to nudge her.)
Jenny Punk: Ahren, what are you doing… Please stop. :skip:
(Ahren Fournier keeps nudging her until she moves out of the way of her chair, and Ahren climbs up in a fetal position, cuddling with Jennipurr.)
Jenny Punk: Can you get out of my chair?
Chris Elite: Naw, you ain’t gonna be talking like that to us cuh, on some real shit, you better know who you talking to. Just because we lost doesn’t mean shit, ight? You are STILL looking at the most must see tag team in EAW history, and we will be treated as such.
Jenny Punk: I have invested time and money into you two, and I’m not seeing a worthy repayment. You are supposed to be the biggest investment on the brand, but you seemingly just let your egos get in the way of actual work. And quite honestly, it just seems that you’re just coasting and accepting failure. You’re ok being known as the guys that get by due to their name, and now look at you? Another loss, at another FPV..what are we doing here? It’s like you two didn’t even try at King of Elite!
(Ahren Fournier hops up from the chair in protest.)
Ahren Fournier: DID TOO! OMG HOW DARE YOU! I did the wrestle thing, and like, we almost won, but Fire and Ice bored us to death! You don’t understand what they say to us during the match…they whisper things in our ears.. HORRIBLE THINGS! I was lulled to sleep, and I couldn’t even. You know? You should’ve heard Rex “Ahren, tax season is upon us!” VOM! And Raven “Ahren, what I’m thinking of wearing a ballgown wedding dress for the wedding..” GROSS! LIKE EXCUSE ME? NO ONE CARES! They cheated…plain and simple, so we deserve another shot, boom! Plus Jennipurr is sad now, so that can’t be a thing. As you know, it is in my contract that Jennipurr shall be happy at all times. Do you really want to breach our contract? I’LL SUE!
Chris Elite: So.. Are you giving us another shot or not?
(Jenny Punk lets out a big sigh.)
Jenny Punk: You two don’t deserve anything anymore. You have embarrassed me for the last time. Nothing that you did at King of Elite justifies your reason to get another shot at the Unified Tag Team Championships. Even though Heavenly Hell will defend their titles at Under Siege, their opponents will not be The ILLIONAIRES. Perhaps, if you guys manage to prove that you WANT the titles instead of using your names as a way to make you feel entitled to things, then maybe, I’ll consider it.
Ahren Fournier: Ok then… WE’LL SUE… WE—
(Chris Elite puts his hand on Ahren Fournier’s shoulder and gives him a look.)
Chris Elite: Ahren, chill man, it’s not worth it…Truth of the matter, it ain’t that serious —
???: Is this a good time?
(The camera moves towards the sound of the voice, where the Answers World Champion, Cameron Ella Ava stands there in black business suit, looking all proper and stuff. The crowd is heard cheering outside in the arena at the presence of the champion herself. The title rests on her shoulders. Earlier this week, Cameron had scheduled an appointment with the Showdown General Manager to talk about her next title defense.)
Jenny Punk: Cameron, I was finishing business here.
(Jenny Punk gives a look to The ILLIONAIRES, almost like she wants them to leave. However, The ILLIONAIRES haven’t moved, feeling like they’re not finished with Jenny Punk yet and they were not going to leave until they came to a resolution.)
Jenny Punk: Congratulations on your title defense at King of Elite. You got some free lipo at least. :lupe:
Cameron Ella Ava: In my time wrestling, never have I had liposuction during a match…
Chris Elite: That’s a shock. :mjgrin:
Ahren Fournier: How about outside the ring? :mjgrin:
(Cameron Ella Ava’s eyes were on both The ILLIONAIRES, looking confused.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Excuse me, why are you still here?
Chris Elite: People still say that to you after being here for a decade.
Cameron Ella Ava: Same shit can be said to you.
Jenny Punk: They’re getting out of this office (tries to pull Ahren Fournier off her chair, but he’s made himself comfortable in it). But, I wanted to talk about Under Siege and your next title defense. With the matches that will be made tonight and these next two weeks, it doesn’t leave much options to who you can defend the title against?
Cameron Ella Ava: I’ll face anyone on the Showdown roster. You can’t have Under Siege without the Answers World Champion.
Ahren Fournier: That is absolutely right, Cameron (stands up from his chair and puts his arm around Cameron, who feels annoyed by the gesture). Just like you can’t have Under Siege without The ILLIONAIRES. Right, Christopher?
(Chris Elite forms a smirk on his face, catching on what Ahren Fournier is cooking up in his mind.)
Chris Elite: You are, GOAT. An FPV without The ILLIONAIRES is a snoozefest. I would hope that people sleep throughout Shock Value because that event itself will be a borefest with that dumb wedding; however, on Showdown, it’s where the real stars shine. Jenny, you did say that we can’t get another Tag Team Title shot, but you never said that we couldn’t get an opportunity at the Answers World Championship.
Jenny Punk: Yeah, that’s not going to happen whatsoever.
Chris Elite: Well, I got this (pulls out the Gawd Contract from his back pocket).
Jenny Punk: I’ll overrule that shit. This is still my show.
Cameron Ella Ava: …You know what? I actually like that idea.
Jenny Punk: You do?
Cameron Ella Ava: I mean, Chris did help me and Jamie quality for the Chamber back in December. (looks at Chris Elite) Consider this as me “owing” you one.
Jenny Punk: Well, alright. Cameron Ella Ava versus Chris Elite at Under Siege is official.
(The crowd cheers for the big announcement!)
Ahren Fournier: What am I gonna do now? :noah:
Chris Elite: Don’t worry, I got you. I still got this contract and I’m adding Ahren into the match, making it a Triple Threat.
Jenny Punk: Fine, I’m not going to argue with that. Anything that gets you and Ahren out of my office. At Under Siege, it will be Cameron Ella Ava versus Chris Elite versus Ahren Fournier for the Answers World Championship.
(The three competitors in the Answers World Championship match nod in approval.)
Jenny Punk: Here’s the thing, Ahren and Chris, if you fail to manage to win the Answers World Championship, I may need to reconsider who I’m investing my time and energy on. So, it’s best that one of you makes sure that you leave Under Siege with the Answers World Championship.
Chris Elite: As long as one member of The ILLIONAIRES wins, then it’s a win for the both of us.
Ahren Fournier: Agreed. Cameron’s got no chance.
Cameron Ella Ava: I’m still here. :skip:
Chris Elite: Yeah, we know. But, I think we got words out of the way. Ahren, I think we’re done here. Goodnight, Jenny. Goodnight, Tits.
(The ILLIONAIRES, Big Mike and Jennipurr, being carried by Big Mike walk out of the office as Cameron Ella Ava and Jenny Punk are the only two left. Cameron shakes her head, knowing the challenge ahead of her as Jenny almost looks completely done with The ILLIONAIRES. The scene fades to ringside.)
(“The Bullet Club” Theme starts to play throughout the arena as Oliver Queen steps out. The fans cheer, standing at the entranceway for a moment before running down to the ring, sliding in and climbing to the second rope.)
Gina Romano: The Following Contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, he hails from Starling City, CA.! Weighing in at 190 pounds, here is OLIVER QUEEN!
(The crowd cheers as he makes the sign of a bow and arrow before dropping down to the mats and talking to the referee.)
Deadprez: Debut time here for Oliver Queen, playa and he looks promising, like a superhero.”
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, put on a hockey mask, give him a stick and call him Casey Jones.
Eve: He’s handsome, looks in great shape but the question everyone is asking, how green is her in the ring? We are about to find out.
(As the Bullet Club Theme fades, “Three Ain’t Enough” by Jim Johnston replaces it, where The Ring Master begins to walk out, the crowd cheers, some boo…)
Gina Romano: His opponent, hails from Salisbury, MD.! Weighing in at 321 pounds, he is THE RING MASTER!
(He claps his hands some before heading to the ring, staring right at Oliver Queen, sliding into the ring and standing face to face with his opponent.)
Eve: “The much bigger Ring Master outweighs Oliver by a whole person, of the female variety. He is big, strong and surprisingly quick for his size, this man can make mincemeat out of anyone in a short time.
Gavin Kirkland: Let’s see what Ollie has, maybe instead of air arrow and bowing he should have brought an actual bow and arrow to take out this big man.
Deadprez: This is truly a test for Queen, he is here in EAW where the best wrestlers are at and here, we go, this match is going to be fast paced, Ollie here needs to avoid the meat hooks of The Ring Master.
(The referee checks both men out before calling for the bell to start the match)
(DING!!!! DING!!!! DING!!!!)
(The two men circle the ring, Ollie knows that he cannot go power for power with the Ring Master, trying to size him up as they lock up and The Ring Master quickly pushes him to the mats as the crowd cheers, some boo.)
Deadprez: Test of strength already and it is not working for Ollie, he cannot go toe to toe with this behemoth, who has proven in his short time here that he is a fixture in the EAW. Ollie slowly gets up, he goes to lock up again, no he gets behind Ring Master, trying to bring him down for a pin but the big man will not go down! He turns and scoops up Olli by the neck, no! Ollie with a huge dropkick, pushing himself off the Ring Master!
Eve: He hops on the ropes, a flying bodypress, NO! Ring Master catches him but Ollie is able to squirm out from behind, huge dropkick forcing the Ring Master to go face first into the turnbuckle, Ring Master stunned, he turns right into a flying knee by Ollie! He still won’t go down, jumping on the top rope, staggering Ring Master has his back to him, BULLDOG! What a great move! Ring Master hits the mat! Ollie is going for a pinfall!
Gavin Kirkland: Ring Master presses him off! Queen landed on his feet! Look at his face, he is climbing the top rope, going for a Flying Elbow, NO! Ring Master gets the boot up! Queen just crashed and burned!
Deadprez: He went to the well one too many times! Ring Master is now getting up and he doesn’t look happy, bruh. He grabs Ollie, BELLY TO BELLY RELEASE SUPLEX! HE THREW OLLIE HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING! The Ring Master ain’t playing! He handled him like a ragdoll!
Eve: That he did, and he is picking up Ollie Queen again, he hits ANOTHER BELLY TO BELLY RELEASE SUPLEX! THROWING OLLIE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING! If Ollie doesn’t stop this quick, I don’t know how far this match will go.
Gavin Kirkland: The one thing Oliver Queen doesn’t want to do is Fail this City! He wants a good showing and impresses the officials of the EAW! He started off strong, but the big man has taken over! The Ring Master looks out into the crowd, they are yelling for one more time here is Sioux Falls! The Ring Master is picking up Ollie one more time…. And A THIRD BELLY TO BELLY RELEASE SUPLEX! The Ring Master is toying with Ollie now, here comes a running splash! WOW! The cover….
Deadprez: Ollie is one tough bastard man, he kicked out after three powerful release Belly to Belly suplexes dawg. He is hurt though, in a lot of trouble, as The Ring Master is looking at him like a huge pork chop ready to bite into! He is picking up Ollie, man he is going for a fourth one but NO! A HUGE HEADBUTT FROM OLLIE! THE RING MASTER HAS LET GO OF THE HOLD, HE IS STAGGERING AND… SUPERKICK! THE RING MASTER DOESN’T FALL! OLLIE BACKS UP, ANOLTHER SUPERKICK! RING MASTER DROPS TO THE MAT! OLLIE GOING FOR A MOONSAULT!?
Eve: HE CONNECTS! MOONSAULT ON THE RING MASTER AND HERE IS THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: THE POWER OF THE RING MASTER! HE KICKS OUT AGAIN! Ollie needs to stay on him, use that speed, the quickness…. He hops on the top rope! Ring Master is slowly getting up, he hits the Cross Body! This time he connects! Ring Master falls but he kicks out quickly before a One count! He gets up and Ollie kicks him right in the gut, he goes for a Stunner! NO! Ring Master pushes him away! He turns and runs into a Power Clothesline! He turned Ollie upside down!
Eve: The Ring Master is grabbing a stunned Ollie….. GORILLA PRESS SLAM! HE GOT ALL OF IT TOO! OLLIE IS DOWN FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: OLLIE WITH A SHOULDER UP! HE WAS ABLE TO SNEAK OUT OF THE BACK! RING MASTER CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE IS LOOKING TO FINISH THIS! GRABS OLLIE! PICKING HIM UP BUT NO OLLIE SLIPS OUT THE BACK, RING MASTER TURNS…. RUNNING KNEE STRIKE! HE HAS THE BIG MAN STUNNED! HERE COMES THE STUNNER….. NO! RING MASTER LIFTS HIM OVER HIS SHOULDER, SPINS HIM AROUND….
Eve: THE BIG ENDING! HE PLANTED OLLIE!
Gavin Kirkland: HE TURNS HIM OVER FOR THE PIN!
(DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!!)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THE MATCH…. THE RING MASTER!
(Ring Master rolls off, he is exhausted, nodding at the respect for Oliver Queen who rolls out of the ring and to the floor. “Three is Enough” plays throughout the arena as The Ring Master has his hand raised.)
Eve: Huge win for the Ring Master tonight! Oliver Queen impressed but he came up a little short tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: He Failed Starling City tonight.
Deaprez: Give him credit and ….. WAIT! RYAN WILSON!
(Suddenly out of nowhere Ryan Wilson attacks The Ring Master from behind! He grabs the gassed big man and hits CHAOS THEORY! He stands over the fallen Ring Master as he takes a mic, leaning over, the music fades…)
Ryan Wilson: Did you really think that I wasn’t going to be here, Choc? Yeah, it would have been fun to spend my week stirring shit on social media, but then I thought: “why not pay my friend Choc Lesnar a little visit?” So, here I am. Since the New Year began, we’ve had a little back and forth, we’ve showed up at each other’s matches, we’ve stabbed each other in the back and why is all that? Well, for me, I didn’t like how our original match ended. The double countout thing doesn’t sit well with me. It was at that moment where I realized that you’re difficult to take down, Choc. You won’t just stay down and in a way, it makes you the perfect victim in order to show the Showdown brand what the “Wildside” of Ryan Wilson is all about. Well, earlier tonight, I had talked to Jenny Punk about Under Siege and where I could see myself on the card. Well, I told her that the only spot in the card for me was against a man that I have unfinished business with and that’s you, Choc.
Ryan Wilson: At Under Siege, The Ring Master will face Ryan Wilson in a….HARDCORE MATCH!
(The crowd explodes with that match announcement! The Ring Master looks at Ryan Wilson with a death glare. Ryan smirks at him before continuing.)
Ryan Wilson: Bring your weapons, Croc. Bring your chairs, tables, thumbtacks, kendo sticks, anything that you can, but it will not be able to stop me from defeating you. In fact, I am going to enjoy every ounce of pain that you plan to inflict on me. I live for the pain; however, I love dishing the pain even more. What I have in store is going to be what people can expect from “Wildside” Ryan Wilson. As for now, I’ll let you relax. I’ll let you process all of this news, but the next time we cross paths, I won’t be holding back.
(Ryan Wilson slams the microphone onto The Ring Master as “Awaken” by Dethklok plays through the speakers as The Ring Master holds the back of his neck. Ryan begins to walk backwards up the ramp as Ring Master gives an intense look to him.)
Gavin Kirkland: Another match announced for Under Siege as Ryan Wilson versus The Ring Master is added to the card!
Eve: It’s a Hardcore Match? We’re not used to these types of matches on the Showdown brand, but this could be fun. :wow:
(Showdown goes to commercial break with a recap of Dynasty.)
(Showdown returns from commercial break with the Unified Tag Team Champions, Heavenly Hell — Constance Blevins and the Iconic Cup holder, Minerva in the middle of the ring. “No More” by Disturbed is playing in the background as Constance goes to get microphones for her and Minerva. The two of them let their music play in the background for a moment before it fades.)
Constance Blevins: The reports about Heavenly Hell’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Minerva: Oh yes, who can ever forget about “the Iconic Cup is going to tear them apart!” “If one wins, the others won’t be able to stand it!” “Constance is holding Minerva back!” “Minerva is holding Constance down!” All of these statements that I’ve seen floating around backstage and within the EAW Universe.
Constance Blevins: Yet, we’re still standing and that should piss off a lot of people in the back.
Minerva: Oh Connie, I can have the bitching and moaning just from standing in this ring. There are only two things that remain true. One: Heavenly Hell is going nowhere. Two: I have possession of this.
(Minerva holds up a miniature version of the Iconic Cup, which is easy to grasp and carry around. This will be used to hand off to the referee when she decides to cash it in. Minerva admires the Cup, staring at her reflection which beams underneath the spotlight. A “YOU DESERVE IT” chant begins within the crowd as it gets stronger. In Minerva’s heart, she knows that she deserves this. She knows that she busted her ass off for a year for an opportunity as huge as this one. Now, it’s arrived and there is no stopping her.)
Minerva: Clash of Kingdoms was an emotional experience for me as it was for Constance. Constance and I took each other to hell and back for the sake of calling ourselves, iconic. If there was anyone who truly knows me in the ring, it’s Constance. If there was anyone who was capable of defeating me without any bullshit, it was Constance. If there was anyone who I would have wanted to win this Cup over me, once again, it’s Constance. The matter of the fact is that I’m your 2020 winner of the Iconic Cup. I control my own destiny. I don’t have to go through anyone to become Universal Women’s Champion.
Constance Blevins: There’s going to be a day where you cash in that Iconic Cup and become Universal Women’s Champion, Minnie. I’m highly confident that you’ll be champion; however, we should always remember our first priority (pats the Unified Tag Team Championship on her shoulder) We haven’t forgotten about these titles on our shoulders. Despite Minerva winning the Iconic Cup, Heavenly Hell is still your longest reigning Unified Tag Team Champions in EAW history. I’m not sure if anyone’s aware of that. I mean, we weren’t mentioned on social media like it was when Theron Nikolas broke the record as Answers World Champion. It wasn’t talked about like Ms. Extreme becoming the longest reigning PURE Champion in EAW history.
Minerva: The reason for all of that is because we don’t need to boast about our achievements. We quietly achieved that milestone and that was it. I mean, is anyone surprised that we managed to break the record? I’m not. We’ve taken down every tag team that stepped in front of us. Most of these tag teams are no longer in the company. It’s probably because they couldn’t stand the idea of never being able to defeat us. Just because we were able to take down every competing tag team placed in front of us — from the nobodies to the pet projects and everything in between, we have been the two women who carried the tag team division on our backs for more than eight months. No other team has come close to defeating us — which explains why Fire & Ice are in no rush to cash in their opportunity at the Unified Tag Team Championships. Oh no, they’re more preoccupied with their cute little wedding. I think we got our invitations lost in the mail, so they may need to change that. :mjgrin:
Constance Blevins: I don’t think that Raven’s gotten over us covering her in black tar a few months back?
Minerva: Bygones be bygones?
Constance Blevins: Minnie, let’s focus on the reason we’re out here.
Minerva: Fine. :unamused:
Constance Blevins: There’s a purpose that we’re out here. Yes, we’re out here to celebrate Minerva’s Iconic Cup win; however, we still know what our top priority is at the moment and that’s the Unified Tag Team Championships. Due to the Iconic Cup tournament, these titles have taken a back seat. With the Iconic Cup done, it’s time to replace our focus and remind people why Heavenly Hell is the most dominant team in this company. With Fire & Ice not deciding to cash in those title shots, this allows for ANYONE in the back to step up and take the champions on at Under Siege because there’s no way that we’re missing this event. Heavenly Hell is going to be in the card no matter what.
Minerva: We’re calling out any team to take us on at Under Siege. You can be in the back. You can be from Dynasty or Voltage. Just don’t waste our time because the champions don’t want to face lowly competition. We’ve wasted our time with The ILLIONAIRES at Road to Redemption, so we’re hoping for someone to be worth our time —
(“Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen plays through the speakers as the crowd EXPLODES in cheers.)
Gavin Kirkland: IS IT REALLY HIM, EVE AND DEADPREZ??!?!?
Eve: I think it may be, Gavin!
(For the first time since September, the King of Elite, The Visual Prophet walks out as the crowd’s cheering gets louder. Viz comes out in his designer street clothes, but the most notable thing about him is the King of Elite crown, which rests on the top of his head. Viz has a microphone in his hands. The camera pans to Constance Blevins with a stern and serious look on her face. Meanwhile, with Minerva, she has a flirtatious look on her face. It’s obvious that Minerva has a small crush on Viz —or at least, that’s the rumor on the street. Viz’ music fades.)
The Visual Prophet: ALL HAIL!
Crowd: ALL HAIL!
The Visual Prophet: All hail King Viz. The second of his name. The slasher of spirits, slayer of sluts, world bender, shapeshifter, whimsical wizard, powerful purple pugilist, lavender bathing behemoth and all-around spectacular being —
Constance Blevins: Can you get to the point?
Minerva: Connie, let the King speak. I wanna hear what he has to say.
The Visual Prophet: Thank you, baby. Minerva, you know how much I love you, my ghoulish sweetheart. It’s such a shame that we didn’t get much time to get ourselves acquainted before I got traded off to Dynasty. The closest I got to you was with your partner back in August in that “Beat the Clock” challenge; however, there was always a part of me that wished it was you in her position. Constance Blevins is no you, Minerva. The moment that I laid eyes on you, it was like you caught me underneath some of your witchcraft voodoo because I could not take my eyes off of you. Now you and Constance may have some questions in your mind. One of those questions is: why in the world is this beautiful man out here? It’s the same question that every man and woman has of me. They always look at me and question how anyone can be so beautiful? What’s the reason that King Vizzy is out here? Could he be looking for a queen, perhaps? Minerva, I’ll be holding additions after the show and I’ll be looking forward to seeing you there.
Constance Blevins: What’s the reason you’re out here, Viz?
The Visual Prophet: Patience, Constance. You have such a fiery temper and to most men, it’s a sexy trait, but to me, you’re terrifying me at the moment. The reason I’m out here is that I want those Unified Tag Team Championships.
(The interest of the crowd peaks in mixed reactions.)
Minerva: Viz, you flatter me, but at the most, that’ll get you to my bedroom, but not to these titles.
Constance Blevins: Besides, who would want to tag with you?
The Visual Prophet: As much as I would love to have taken on the both of you because I can handle both of you just fine :mjgrin: I thought this could be a perfect opportunity to bond with my best friend in the whole wide world. Do you see? I normally have to run ideas by him because I don’t want it to conflict with any of his plans for the future. That’s just the considerate best friend I have, ladies. We may be undefeated in tag team matches, but we have our things in our future. I am the King of Elite. He is the current World Heavyweight Champion and together, we are the best pairing in this entire company.
Minerva: Are you telling us that you’re teaming with —
The Visual Prophet: Oh yes, I am. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to my tag team partner, my best friend, my other half, the same one that shoved a branding iron to the throat of TLA before connecting with a Fallen Kingdom and winning his first World Championship. The same man who pushed Ryan Wilson lower on the card at Clash of Kingdoms, the “Paragon” … DRAKE KING!
(The crowd gives a mixed reaction as “Zero” by Crown the Empire plays through the speakers as the newly crowned World Heavyweight Champion, Drake King comes in a black hoodie and skinny jeans. The championship is on his waist as he unstraps it from his back and raises the title high in the air.)
Deadprez: Drake King is a familiar face on the Showdown brand as he reigned as the Interwire Champion with The Round Table. He is the main reason why Terry Chamber’s life was a living hell on this brand. He’s one of the reasons why Hurricane Hawk no longer reigns as the Showdown General Manager.
Eve: He managed to win the World Heavyweight Championship from TLA at King of Elite. If he were to add a Tag Team Championship to his resume, it could make him a Triple Crown Champion!
(“Zero” dies down as Drake King stands next to The Visual Prophet on top of the ramp. Heavenly Hell’s entire emotion goes cold and serious. Having the World Heavyweight Champion in their presence and having eyes on their titles is no laughing matter.)
Drake King: Let me establish something (looks at Viz). We ( gestures the empty air between him and Viz) are not best friends (turns his focus to Heavenly Hell in the ring). However, we share a common interest in those Tag Team Championships. I’m all in for adding another accolade in my resume. It won’t be the first time that someone’s reigned as World Champion and Unified Tag Team Champion; however, I’ll be the one that they wanna acknowledge. :mjgrin:
Constance Blevins: That’s the issue with the two of you. You see these Unified Tag Team Championships as another accolade. It’s the same reason for The ILLIONAIRES — they see it as the one title they need to complete the coveted Triple Crown status. Heavenly Hell sees these Unified Tag Team Champions as the most important thing in the world. These titles prove that we’re the most important team in this division. It symbolizes that we’re the best and it pisses off the no other team has come close to taking these titles away from us.
The Visual Prophet: Maybe, because you haven’t been challenged enough as a team?
Drake King: Maybe, because all the other teams you’ve come across have been nothing more than talk. Me and Viz? We can back up our claims. We can exceed expectations. Most importantly, we can defeat you. We are the biggest threat to your titles. It was never going to be The ILLIONAIRES. Come on, these two feel like they were entitled to win at Road to Redemption. They thought that they were entitled to win at King of Elite with their piss poor efforts, but they lost. They’re nothing but losers and don’t deserve another crack at the titles. I and Viz are going to do the one thing that they failed to do at Road to Redemption and that takes those titles away from you.
Minerva: We’re expecting a fight, gentlemen.
Constance Blevins: You’re on.
(The crowd cheers at another match made official for Under Siege as The Visual Prophet and Drake King look at each other. Viz with a smirk and Drake with a serious look before looking at Heavenly Hell in the ring. “No More” blasts through the speakers as Heavenly Hell raises their titles high in the air. The two sides begin to trash talk to each other, but the audio doesn’t pick up on any of that.)
Gavin Kirkland: Heavenly Hell versus Drake King and The Visual Prophet at Under Siege! This is a blockbuster match!
Eve: I was not expecting this match to occur, but I am all in for this match! :wow:
(Commercial break for Monster Energy Zero Ultra. Perfect if you have to work early on a Saturday :wow:)
(Showdown returns from break and ’20 mins’ by Lil Uzi Vert is playing throughout the arena. The crowd is cheering as ‘Retro’ Rico Reeves has spent the entire commercial break casually strolling to the ring. He is now leaning against the ropes.)
Eve: Welcome back to Showdown! As you can see, we are jumping right into the next match. Rico Reeves is already in the ring and this should definitely be an interesting match, guys.
(Gina steps forward as Rico’s music fades out.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: ALREADY IN THE RING… FROM PORTLAND, OREGON… WEIGHING IN AT 195 POUNDS… PLEASE WELCOME, ‘RETRO’ RICO REEVES!
(Rico simply stands there with his hands in the pockets of his jeans as the crowd reacts to him positively. After a moment, ‘People = Shit’ by Slipknot begins to play. All the happiness the crowd is experiencing thanks to Rico’s tranquil demeanor is replaced by pure hatred for the couple that steps out onto the stage.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT… BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY ANGELA GRANT… FROM HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA… WEIGHING IN AT 213 POUNDS… PLEASE WELCOME, SHANE GATES!!
Deadprez: Last weekend in Doha, Shane Gates came up short in a triple threat match to crown a number one contender for the New Breed Championship. Tonight he looks to rebound against a competitor that is… well. I don’t even know if Rico is hungry for a win or not.
Gavin Kirkland: I really don’t think Rico Reeves cares about the outcome of this one way or another. But I’ll tell you what, Deadprez. Crimson Chin’s ass looks great in them jeans. :mjlit:
Eve: :mjlol: Crimson Chin.
(Shane gets into the ring, while Angela remains on the floor at ringside. The referee checks with both men to make sure they’re ready for the match and then calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: And we’re off! Shane flies at Rico and immediately starts chopping the shit out of him! Rico stands there looking completely unaffected despite the fact his chest is turning several dark shades of red! Shane quickly rushes the ropes and comes flying back at Rico, looking to take him down with a clothesline, but Rico casually side-steps him and lets Shane run chest first into the ropes! Shane rolls backwards and quickly gets to his feet and Rico stands there, pockets in hands!
Eve: Rico lets out a sigh as Shane unloads another chop! Rico retaliates with a low key kick to the thigh and Shane looks shocked that Rico would even try to mount some offense here. Shane uncorks another chest chop, and Rico casually throws another kick that lands right on the opposite thigh. Rico continues to keep his hands in his pockets and for whatever reason this is really triggering Shane. Shane chops Rico again and grabs him by the arm! Rico nails Shane in the gut with his knee and follows it up with a knee to the jaw! Shane falls back against the ropes and Rico just throws his leg up, catching Shane in the face with a boot!
Gavin Kirkland: Angela looks upset right now and I might need to go over there and make sure she’s okay.
Eve: Keep your ass in that seat, Gavin. Angela Grant does not want anything to do with you!
Deadprez: Shane has regrouped and he’s got Rico wrapped in a headlock! He attempts to bring him down to the mat, but Rico removes his hands from his pockets and fights his way free with a series of elbow strikes to the mid-section! Shane releases the hold and Rico catches Shane with an elbow to the back of the head! Shane drops to his knees and here comes Rico with those LETHAL kicks of his! Rico just lighting up the chest of Shane Gates right now! Wow!!
Eve & Gavin Kirkland: :mjlol:
Gavin Kirkland: Dude, Shane looks pissed and he grabs Rico by the foot and jerks him down to the mat! Shane is all over Rico now! He’s got him in a front facelock and both men get back to their feet! It transitions into a collar-and-elbow tie-up and Shane forces Rico back into the corner! Shane backs up and rushes forward, but look at Rico! He gets his feet up and nails Shane with a boot to the face! Shane stumbles back but instead of capitalizing on the opening he’s created… Rico Reeves is yawning?!
Eve: Rico walks forward right as Shane throws a massive forearm! Rico blocks! Rico reaches out and ruffles Shane’s hair and Shane grabs Rico, and turns him inside out with a massive clothesline! Yikes!
Deadprez: Yo, I think Shane’s had just about enough of these mindgames Rico is playing right now. Shane waits for Rico to pull himself up and he nails him with a pele kick! Rico is down and Shane hooks the leg for a cover!
Eve: Rico gets his shoulder up!
Gavin Kirkland: Shane is on top of Rico and unloading a series of rights and lefts! Shane seems to have a lot of pent-up anger tonight, and that probably has to do with him losing last weekend in Doha! The referee forces Shane to let up on Rico, and Shane quickly scrambles to his feet! He pulls Rico up by the hair and looks to send him into the ropes, but Rico plants his feet and attempts to reverse! Shane rakes Rico across the face, nails him with an uppercut, and absolutely drills him with a solid, stiff right hand to the jaw! Rico stumbles and Shane hits him again! Rico is all the way on the ropes now and Shane looks for a running clothesline!
Deadprez: RICO DROPS DOWN AND SENDS SHANE OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Eve: BUT SHANE LANDS ON THE APRON AND HE NAILS RICO IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A FOREARM! SHANE GRABS RICO BY THE HAIR AND DROPS TO THE GROUND, SNAPPING THE BACK OF RICO’S NECK ACROSS THE TOP ROPE! RICO IS DOWN! SHANE SLIPS INSIDE THE RING AND IMMEDIATELY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: KICKOUT BY RETRO!!!!
Deadprez: Shane looks extremely frustrated at this point! He grabs Rico and begins to slam his head into the mat repeatedly! The referee orders Shane to cool his jets, but I really don’t think Shane has any intentions to listen! He pulls Rico up and tosses him into the corner! He’s stomping away on Rico right now and gets him down into a sitting position! Shane backs up and comes running at Rico! RUNNING SENTON! SHANE IS UP! KNEE TO THE FACE! SHANE GRABS RICO, RUNS HIM TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, AND HITS HIM WITH A BULLDOG!!!!
Eve: Shane Gates has Rico Reeves right where he wants him and he pulls him up! Shane hoists Rico up and he slams into the corner once again with a huge powerbomb!!!! Rico looks to be out of it guys, but Shane isn’t willing to take any chances tonight. He wants redemption for what happened in Doha and it looks Rico is the one who is going to have to suffer! Shane places Rico’s face on the turnbuckle and he backs up… THERE IT IS!
Deadprez: CURB STOMP!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: RIPCORD MANSLAUGHTER!!!! RICO IS DUNZO!!!! SHANE DRAGS ‘RETRO’ RICO REEVES TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOUR WINNER… SHANE GATES!!!!
(‘People = Shit’ by Slipknot begins to play as Shane rises to his feet. Angela has already gotten into the ring and she is screaming at the referee to raise Shane’s hand immediately.)
Deadprez: This was a great win for Shane Gates as he looks to start working his way back up the ladder here on Showdown.
Eve: Shane’s suffered two major setbacks in recent weeks, but he looked great tonight and there’s no doubt in my mind that he won’t find himself with another opportunity to break out here soon.
(The referee has helped Rico from the ring, which leaves Angela and Shane to celebrate. Shane looks pretty pleased with himself after his dominant performance tonight and Angela is smiling from ear to ear. The two hug before exiting the ring and Showdown fades into a promotion ad for Voltage.)
(A promotional ad for Sunday Night Voltage airs hyping up the main event! The newly crowned Interwire Champion, Ms. Extreme, will defend the belt against the woman she defeated at King of Elite for it, Dr. Bethany Blue. Catch this highly anticipated rematch, along with much more tomorrow night!)
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA plays through the speakers. The EAW Universe gives an explosive reaction as Jamie O’Hara comes out to the crowd for the five time since King of Elite. Jamie scouts around the sea of EAW fans in the sold out arena.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… “THE ACE OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING” … JAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEE OOOOOOOOOOOO’HAAAARRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: As said in the beginning of the show, Jamie O’Hara fell short at claiming King of Elite, but he put on a fantastic performance. He poured his entire heart and soul into the match. Once again, there was always someone to steal the victory from him.
Eve: You gotta feel for Jamie, but you’re also wondering what is next for him at this point? He failed at King of Elite? He couldn’t capture the Answers World Championship at Road to Redemption? Does it go back to that or…
Deadprez: …Does he hang up his boots and call it a day?
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t put that negativity in the air, Deadprez. Jamie O’Hara would never give up when the going is tough.It should be interesting with what he has to say.
(With his entrance music already faded, it should stop the crowd from cheering out of their minds when being in the presence of The Ace; however, the Showdown fans continue to shower Jamie O’Hara with a positive ovation. Jamie cracks a smile due to the crowds wonderful reception of him as he thinks about what he is going to want to get across.)
Jamie O’Hara: I’ve had two weeks to think about what I wanted to say tonight. King of Elite didn’t turn out the way I would have wanted too. King of Elite was supposed to be the night for me. The night where I buried everyone’s narratives of the last twelve months into the ground and moved on. King of Elite was the perfect opportunity for me to ascend back on my throne and let everyone know that the Ace of this company has truly returned. I was supposed to stand in front of you and let it be known that the Jamie O’Hara, who ruled the Voltage brand with an iron fist is back. Not only on this brand, but the entire company as a whole. Instead, I faced the same result that I’ve felt for the second half of 2019. I come (holds his thumb and index finger as close as possible) this close to capitalizing on the victory; however, there’s always someone, who happens to be in the right place and time to steal the victory away from me. In the case of King of Elite, that happened to be The Visual Prophet.
(The crowd cheers for The Visual Prophet.)
Jamie O’Hara: Speaking of Viz, he was the better man at King of Elite. I’m not going to be bitter and list a bunch of excuses for why King of Elite did not go the way I wanted too. Did it suck to lose? Of course, but I’m not going to take anything away from Viz. It was a matter of being in the right time and place. It just shows you that the courses of any match you are placed in can change dramatically in seconds. It’s been a recurring thing that’s happened to me for a good portion of this season. I went from believing that I was going to knock out Charlie Marr to Viz delivering a Bow to the Heart and taking the match for himself. Congratulations to Viz on the winning King of Elite. The Visual Prophet is a tremendous athlete and will be World Champion. If our paths meet again, then I can assure you that the result will be different.
(The crowd applauds Jamie O’Hara and his wonderful sportsmanship before he continues.)
Jamie O’Hara: I could dust myself off and claim that I never really wanted the crown. It played no other purpose than to give me that accomplishment of being the only man in the company to win the “big three” matches in EAW. As I think about it, it did serve a bit of a purpose as it was supposed to shut down all the narratives that some of these newcomers had about me. Now with this setback, they add it to their list of reasons for why I’ll never amount to anything in this company again. They’ll continue to cling onto their “O’Hara can’t hang with the new era!” “He’s washed up!” “He’s a has been!” “He’ll never win another World Championship!” There were all of these theories that people had with me if I lost at King of Elite. The biggest one was: quitting, retiring and spending my days at home as I let my wife being the sole provider out of the two of us. I have no fucking idea where people got this idea where if I lost, I was going to quit because I can assure you that I’m not fucking going anywhere. No matter how many people want to take the narrative of me staying at home and recovering for nine months as me “quitting,” it’s never going to be true. For months, I have heard cunts, trying to tell me that my career is dead, but I’m still the most relevant thing in this company. I still get named dropped in everyone’s videos. While I was at home for nine months, you couldn’t go a day without someone mentioning me. You had all the time in the world to find a man or woman who can lace up my boots. Guess what? You couldn’t because you can not replicate me and everything that I am capable of in this company. A victory of Jamie O’Hara is still seen as an amazing achievement. I’m still headlining FPVs. I’m still competing for the World Championships. For 2019 being one of the weakest years of my career, I am still doing a lot better than a majority of the cunts in the back, telling me that my career is dead and that I should leave. Yeah, nah. That’s not happening.
Jamie O’Hara: But, after facing these setbacks, there’s that question that lingers in everyone’s mind is: what’s next for Jamie O’Hara? There’s only one thing left to do: rebuild myself. Slowly, I will get myself back to the Jamie O’Hara that people know me as. There’s no denying that I’m hungry for any opportunity to prove to be the best in this company. There’s no doubt that I can go up and demand for a World Championship shot and have it fall in my lap; however, I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m going to use every match to build myself closer into getting an Answers World Championship match. I am going to bust my ass to make sure that I EARN my championship match. It doesn’t matter who stands as the champion by the time I get my title shot, but I bring them to their knees, place a gun against the side of their skull and blast their fucking brains out because nothing is going to stand in my fucking way of me and my redemption and if anyone wants to attest to that claim, I’ll be more than happy to make them an example of what happens when you stand in the way of Jamie O’Hara —
** I’M A-A DIVA (HEY), I’M A, I’M A-A DIVA (HEY) **
Eve: Are you kidding me?
Gavin Kirkland: WHERE IS MY LOTION?!?!?
(“Diva” by Beyonce plays as the crowd gives a mixed reception as a woman, who placed in third in the Specialists Chamber, Candice Blair Ava, walks out with her newly dyed blonde hair. Candice is wearing a red pants suit and laced spaghetti strapped crop top.)
Deadprez: I’m confused? Why is Candice Blair doing out there? The last time we saw her was at Road to Redemption in the Specialists Chamber, where she found herself in the final three with Joy Cassidy and champion, Darcy May Morgan. Since then, Candice has been under the radar.
Eve: Reminder to everyone that Candice Blair isn’t a full-time Elitist. She has a part-time contract with Elite Answers Wrestling. This allows her to wrestle in various wrestling companies and not have to her completely tied down to EAW.
Gavin Kirkland: She’s a blonde. Showdown needs more blondes. :heart_eyes:
Deadprez: I’m a little confused over why Candice is doing out there. Of course, the connection between Candice and Jamie are that they’re in-laws, but I’m wondering why Candice decided that now was the perfect time to appear.
(Candice Blair is already seen in the ring with a microphone in her hand. Candice greets Jamie O’Hara with a hug, who seems a little confused by the entire scenario he is in. He’s debating on whether to leave the ring and let Candice do her thing. “Diva” dies down as Candice thinks about what she wants to say.)
Candice Blair: Wow, it seems so amazing to be back.
(The crowd cheers as Candice Blair soaks in the reaction of the crowd. Regardless if it’s a positive or negative reaction, it’s still a reaction to her. Jamie O’Hara still seems a little peeved about Candice interrupting him as he begins to exit the ring, but Candice halts him.)
Candice Blair: Jamie, please stay. I think you’re going to like what I am going to tell you.
(Jamie O’Hara steps back into the ring as he listens to Candice Blair.)
Candice Blair: I understand that 2020 isn’t starting off in the best note possible for you. You went into this new decade believing that things were going to be different. Instead, you find yourself losing once again. There’s no shame in losing to some handsome son of a bitch named the Visual Prophet, but King of Elite was supposed to be yours for the taking, Jamie. You were the favorite going into the match. You had the most to prove since EVERYONE believed that you should have won the crown back in 2017 over that bland piece of shit named Tiberius Jones, but I decided not to hold that against you because it seemed to have worked well in the end. However, I expected for you to right the wrong of King of Elite 2017 in 2020. A lot of these people expected you to do that. When it comes to me, Jamie, I expect a lot from you. It sounds strange coming from me, but dude, you’re one of my favorite wrestlers in this game. You’re the reason why I decided to give professional wrestling another try. Your words of encouragement was why I decided to go to Japan to evolve my wrestling skills. I have looked up to you since 2015. When you won Cash in the Vault at Pain for Pride 8, it was my first time going to a EAW event and it was one of the moments I look back too when thinking of the event and not the match after yours. :krabs:
Candice Blair: That was just one of the few matches, where it should have been known that you are the best. You are the best wrestler in the world, Jamie. Despite everything that you’ve been through these past nine months, you are still the best. However, I’m disappointed in you. Camille’s disappointed about you not being a good husband to Cameron and for not avenging our family. In a way, that stings me a bit; however, I do my best to remind myself of the promise you’ve made us. If I have anything to be disappointed in you in, it’s from a fan’s perspective. While the fans may not have turned their backs on you, I have contemplated on whether Jamie O’Hara is still the man that won Cash in the Vault at Pain for Pride 8. Is he still the man that won the EAW Championship at Showdown: Redemption. Is he the same man who reigned this company as the record-breaking World Champion in EAW history? Is he the same man who won Grand Rampage? I’m not going to tell you to quit. I’m not going to stand here and claim that you’re washed up, but I don’t believe that you’re deserving of the title “Ace.”
(The crowd begins to boo at the claim.)
Candice Blair: You lost the right to call yourself “The Ace” at Pain for Pride XII. Since then, you have struggled to rise back from that tragic defeat. Territorial Invasion, Reasonable Doubt, Road to Redemption and King of Elite are examples of how far you’ve fallen from your glory days, Jamie.
Jamie O’Hara: That’s easy for you to say, Candice. You never even had even a fraction of the glory that I’ve had. While you’ve spent your ass in some second and third rated companies, I have been busting my ass off the Ace in professional wrestling. You’re just like your cunt of a sister, who believes that she has any room to give her opinion.
Candice Blair: Let’s not bring Camille into this. :whoa: While she may have her strong, negative opinions towards you, I just want to assure you that I still see you as the best, Jamie. I want you to succeed. I want you to reach that pinnacle of your career again. Whenever I decided to come into EAW programming, I wanted to face the best and at Road to Redemption, I faced one of the best in Darcy May Morgan. At Under Siege, I have that same wish. I want to face the best. I only want to face the best and you’re the best in this company, Jamie. The reason I am here is to challenge you to a match at Under Siege.
(The crowd’s interest peaks at the last sentence.)
Candice Blair: You want to prove to the world that “The Ace of Elite Answers Wrestling” is still in you, face me at Under Siege.
(Jamie O’Hara looks at Candice Blair with a puzzled look on his face.)
Jamie O’Hara: Candice, are you cooked?
Candice Blair: Nah, we’re doing takeout after the show.
Jamie O’Hara: :skip:
Candice Blair: You heard me right. You versus me at Under Siege. One-on-one.
Jamie O’Hara: I love that you have aspirations and goals, but I never thought that career suicide was one of them.
Candice Blair: Excuse me?
Jamie O’Hara: Candice, I trump you in EVERYTHING. I have more experience. I have more accomplishments. I have more skill in my fucking pinkie that you do in your entire body. You wrestle me in a match and I am going to wipe the floor with you, it’s going to be embarrassing. Asking for a match against Jamie O’Hara is basically asking to be decimated in front of the world. I don’t mean to come off as a cunt, but I would have thought that at least you had the common sense to not pick a match against an Elitist so much better than you.
Candice Blair: I don’t want to shy away from any challenges, Jamie. Just like you’ve never shied away from the challenges in your career. You may think that I’m way over my head, but I can defeat you. I don’t have experience with anyone of your caliber in the ring, but I’ve watched you from the time you signed your name on an EAW contract to now. From a fan’s perspective, I know what’s going to push you to the limit. When you are pushed to the limit, that’s where we see the best of Jamie O’Hara and most importantly, that’s when I see The Ace shine through. If I’m apparently someone that’s going to be “decimated” by you, then you should accept the challenge and have it be an easy payday for you. What do you say, Jamie?
(Candice Blair extends her hand out for Jamie O’Hara to shake and accept her challenge.)
Jamie O’Hara: If there is anything that has brought me joy in the past several months, it’s been teaching you cunts that I’m heads and shoulders above all of them and that means you too, Candice. I accept.
(The crowd cheers at the match announced for Under Siege. Jamie O’Hara shakes Candice Blair’s hand.)
Eve: Jamie O’Hara versus Candice Blair at Under Siege?!?!
Gavin Kirkland: This match is too beautiful. :mjcry:
Deadprez: — CANDICE BLAIR STILL HAS A HOLD OF JAMIE O’HARA’S HAND AS SHE KICKS JAMIE BETWEEN THE LEGS AS HE FALLS DOWN TO HIS KNEES! CANDICE DOESN’T WASTE ANY TIME AND BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE NAILS JAMIE IN THE CHIN! JAMIE FALLS BACK A BIT BEFORE CANDICE BLAIR GETS JAMIE O’HARA IN POSITION —
Eve: CANDY DESTROYER — CANDICE BLAIR’S VARIATION OF A CANADIAN DESTROYER LAYS OUT THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION!
(Candice Blair gets on her knees and looks at a laid out Jamie O’Hara with an evil smirk on her face. Candice gets one of the microphones that was dropped before saying something.)
Candice Blair: For someone who’s claiming that he’s going to wipe the floor with me at Under Siege, things aren’t looking so good for you. If it was so easy to drop you now, then I’m wondering which Jamie O’Hara I’ll be getting at Under Siege. I want the Ace, Jamie. I don’t want the Joker if we’re going for a cute card analogy. As you’re laying on your back, maybe reconsider how your biggest mistake is counting me out. I’m the hottest commodity in wrestling and a victory over you will look amazing in my resume.
(Candice Blair drops the microphone as “Diva” plays once again. Candice gets back to her feet as she looks at Jamie O’Hara, who is clutching to the back of his neck. Candice exits the ring as she looks at Jamie as she’s walking backwards up the ramp.)
Eve: If you were to give me a list of potential opponents for Jamie O’Hara at Under Siege, Candice Blair wouldn’t be in the list; however, I just got word from Jenny Punk that Jamie O’Hara will take on Candice Blair at Under Siege!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s going to be the sexiest match on the card for sure. I can’t wait for it. :wow: :wow: :wow:
(Commercial for calming and relaxing essential oils. Featuring Ms. Extreme beating some fool with a baseball bat.)
(Camera opens to Gina Romano inside the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is a tag team match scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
(“Is She With You?” by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL hits as Harper Lee steps out to cheers and makes her way down the ramp towards the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Charlotte, North Carolina, weighing in at 133 pounds… HARPER LEE!!!!!
(As Harper gets about halfway down the ramp, her music cuts and is replaced by “R U Mine?” by Arctic Monkeys as Jake Smith walks out to boos, looking smarmy as ever.)
Gina Romano: And her tag team partner, making his way to the ring from Venice, California, weighing in at 210 pounds… JAKE SMITH!!!!
(Jake enters the ring, walking up to Harper in their corner. His music is then replaced by “Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons as Alexis Chambers walks out to cheers from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: And their opponents, introducing first, making her way to the ring from Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 117 pounds… ALEXIS CHAMBERS!!!!!
(Alexis gets about halfway down just as Harper had earlier before her music cuts and is replaced by “Old Town Road” (Remix) by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus as the crowd switches again to boos while Lance Blackfyre steps out onto the stage.)
Gavin Kirkland: The audacity to cut both women’s entrances short for the sake of the men. Why should Harper and Alexis only get half entrances just so the men can have full ones?
Eve: Wow. Gavin. That’s actually a very enlightened—
Gavin Kirkland: The women are our only display of boobs in the match and they’re being overshadowed by a cuck and a sweaty block of a man who talks about penis way too much for me not to be suspicious of him!
Eve: Ah. There it is.
(All four are in the ring, Alexis ignores Lance wanting to start the match and steps in, yelling at Jake Smith to face her head on.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: And here we go! Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers starting this match! Jake has his typical shit eating grin on his face as he looks at the woman he battered only weeks ago, Alexis staring lasers through Jake as we can see her head has only barely finished healing from the attack that Jake put on her! Both moving to the center— AND ALEXIS LUNGES IN TO GO AFTER SMITH! Jake manages to catch her by the wrists, twisting through and shoving Alexis to the mat! Jake now dropping on top of Alexis and applying a crossface! Jake using his finger nails to claw at the point of her head where he busted her open with the turnbuckle! Alexis screaming out but refusing to relent! Jake quickly adjusting his grip and tightening the crossface before transitioning to a side chokehold on Chambers! Jake looking to embarrass Alexis now if he can actually choke her out this early on! But Chambers feeling around and trying to find her best escape!
Gavin Kirkland: Cake Smith is really on his game here tonight.
Eve: You mean Jake Smith.
Gavin Kirkland: Oh? What did I say?
Eve: Cake Smith.
Gavin Kirkland: Nah. Pretty sure I said Cuck Smith.
Eve: Whatever. Jake still has that disgusting smile on his face as— OH! ALEXIS TWISTS THROUGH AND MANAGES TO POP HER HEAD OUT OF THE HOLD! SHE GETS UP TO HER FEET QUICKLY! JAKE TRYING TO STAND— BUT ALEXIS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK ACROSS THE JAW OF SMITH! JAKE IS KNOCKED BACK TO THE MAT AND ALEXIS DIVING ON TOP OF HIM NOW! ALEXIS CHAMBERS BLASTING SMITH WITH STIFF ELBOWS STRAIGHT TO THE FOREHEAD!
Gavin Kirkland: I’d be stiff too if Alexis mounted me like that.
Deadprez: Alexis firing away and Jake looks like these shots are affecting him! His eyes are glazing over and he could be concussed from this! Alexis— HOLY SHIT!
Eve: ALEXIS JUST PLANTED HER HANDS ON THE MAT AND SPRUNG HER LEGS UP AND OVER, LANDING PERFECTLY ON HER FEET BEFORE LEAPING INTO A DROP KICK RIGHT TO HARPER LEE ON THE APRON! HARPER IS KNOCKED TO THE FLOOR AND ALEXIS LEAPS AGAIN! SHE MADE IT TO THE TOP ROPE IN ONE JUMP! MOONSAULT! SHE CONNECTS RIGHT ACROSS SMITH’S STOMACH! CHAMBERS HOOKS THE LEG AND COULD PULL THIS OFF ALL ON HER OWN!
Deadprez: But Smith manages to power out! Alexis up quick to her feet again! She runs the ropes, bounces off and runs back at Smith as he rises! PUNT KICK!
Eve: OH! But Smith ducked underneath it and pulled Alexis in from behind! German Suplex! BUT ALEXIS BACKFLIPS OVER AND LANDS ON HER FEET! Alexis runs in now and hits a dropkick to Jake’s back! Smith is knocked forward into the turnbuckles! Alexis rushing in— BUT MEETS A BACK ELBOW FROM SMITH! Smith now grabbing Alexis and tossing her into the corner! Driving his boot over and over into her stomach! Smith kicking away and driving Alexis down to a seating position on the mat! He has her against the corner and now placing his boot right on her throat and just pressing in, choking the life out of Chambers!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI—
Deadprez: Jake now stepping away with his hands up! Refusing to get disqualified but now immediately rushing in to take advantage while Alexis is still hurting! Jake grabs Alexis by the boot— AND HE JUST YANKS HER UP OUT OF THE CORNER AND CAUSES HER TO FALL HARD TO THE MAT! JAKE SMITH LOOKING TO PUT A STOP TO THINGS RIGHT NOW! HE STALKS BEHIND ALEXIS! HE HAS HER IN HIS SIGHTS AS SHE RISES! JAKE GRABS HER! LOOKING TO HIT BROKEN WINGS!
Eve: BUT ALEXIS PUNCHING AWAY AT THE GUT OF SMITH! FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE! ALEXIS FIRING AWAY AND MANAGING TO BREAK THE HOLD JAKE HAD ON HER! Alexis shoving Jake away and managing to create some distance! But not for long as Smith is already moving in again! Jake swings with a big clothesline— BUT ALEXIS DUCKS UNDERNEATH! SHE HITS THE ROPES AND COMES BACK IN WITH A CROSSBODY! ALEXIS TAKES SMITH DOWN!
Deadprez: Chambers now rolling through! Wrapping her legs around Jake’s head—
Gavin Kirkland: AYOOOOO!
Deadprez: CHAMBERS HAS A TRIANGLE CHOKE ON JAKE SMITH! USING EVERYTHING SHE HAS TO PUT THE LIGHTS OUT OF THIS MAN! SMITH IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE AND HE KNOWS IT! TRYING DESPERATELY TO ESCAPE BUT CHAMBERS HAS IT LOCKED IN TIGHT AND REFUSING TO LET GO! Smith has only seconds before there’s no blood left in his brain—
Gavin Kirkland: Well can you blame him?!? Look what’s right in his face! All the blood is flowing down to his—
(Eve grabs Gavin’s headset off of his head and throws it.)
Deadprez: Smith rolling over but that allows Chamber to apply the hold even tighter! Trying to get the submission win! But Jake trying to take advantage now of the size disparity! He turns through! Gets his feet underneath him! SMITH STANDING TO HIS FEET WITH ALEXIS STILL HOLDING THE CHOKE ON! HE DEADLIFTS HER FROM THE MAT! SMITH FINDING HIS BALANCE! HE’S ALREADY WOBBLY! HE COULD PASS OUT ANY SECOND! JAKE TAKES OFF! AND POWERBOMBS ALEXIS INTO THE TURNBUCKLES TO FINALLY BREAK THE HOLD!
Eve: Jake reaches over and tags Harper Lee in who is back up on the apron! Smith rolling under the bottom rope, clutching his throat as the blood returns to his head. Harper leaps over the top rope and grabs Alexis by the head! She jumps up with her knees— And Harper Lee monkey flips Alexis Chambers up and over into her back! Alexis lands hard but immediately rolls over and tried to get back up! Harper hopping back over the top rope and out to the apron again! She moves herself over right behind Alexis! SLINGSHOT SPEAR! HARPER TAKES ALEXIS DOWN TO THE MAT! AND LEE NOW WITH THE COVER!
Deadprez: But Chambers powers out! Alexis put on a display early on and now Harper Lee showing that she can pull off some Impressive offense herself! Harper— HARPER WITH A KIP UP TO HER FEET! The crowd are loving this match! And now Harper hitting the ropes! FINAL DESTINATION! THE BICYCLE KNEE!
Eve: IT MISSES! Alexis rolled over out of the way! She grabs Harper from behind with a rear waist lock! But Harper now grabbing the wrist of Alexis and turning it through for a wrist lock! And Harper twisting again to crank the hold! OH! But Alexis somersaults over time relieve that pressure— BUT HARPER SOMERSAULTS WITH HER WHILE STILL MAINTAINING THE HOLD! Alexis turns through— ALEXIS LEAPING HERSELF ONTO THE SECOND ROPE AND SPRINGBOARDS INTO A DROP DOWN ARM DRAG! Harper lands hard! And Alexis now coming in with a roundhouse aimed right at Harper’s head— BUT HARPER LAYS BACK AND DODGES! HARPER REACHES UP AND ROLLS ALEXIS UP FROM BEHIND!
Deadprez: NO! ALEXIS SCOOPS THE LEG OF LEE AS THE GO AND COUNTERS THE ROLL IO WITH A SMALL PACKAGE!
Eve: BUT LEE NOW ROLLING THE SMALL PACKAGE THROUGH INTO ONE OF HER OWN!
Deadprez: BUT CHAMBERS WITH AN INSTANT KICKOUT! Alexis is quick to her feet and Harper matches her! Both women hit the ropes at the same time! Both now charge at each other! OH! Alexis leaping right over Harper with a leap frog! Both bounce off the ropes again! Alexis going for the leap frog again— BUT HARPER SCOUTS IT! Harper heaving Alexis over with a back body drop! BUT ALEXIS FLIPS OVER AND ONTO HER FEET! SHE SPRINGBOARDS UP OFF THE TOP ROPE AND FLIPS BACK INTO A CROSSBODY TO HARPER LEE!
Eve: BUT LEE CATCHES CHAMBERS OUT OF MID AIR! LEE SHOWING HER POWER NOW AND SHE SMASHES ALEXIS DOWN WITH A POWERSLAM! HARPER MAKING A PIN!
Deadprez: BUT LANCE BLACKFYRE NOT EVEN WAITING! HE GRABS HARPER AND THROWS HER OFF INTO THE CORNER! AND NOW DRAGGING ALEXIS OVER TO THEIR CORNER LIKE A CAVEMAN WHO JUST CHOSE A WIFE!
Lance Blackfyre (off-mic): You ain’t man enough to finish this, bitch.
Eve: Lance stepping out to the apron and tags himself in on Alexis who just looks incredulous at the actions of her tag partner. Alexis slips out to the apron, her arms folded as she watches Lance get to work! Blackfyre now grabbing Harper Lee by the hair! He yanks her right up to her feet and— MY GOD WHAT AN IMPACT! HE JUST DROVE HARPER STRAIGHT DOWN WITH THAT BODY SLAM! BLACKFYRE MANHANDLING LEE! HE GRABS HER BACK UP! LEE FIGHTING AND KICKING BUT SHE IS HELPLESS AGAINST THE POWER OF BLACKFYRE! HE POPS HER UP INTO POWERBOMB POSITION! FEARS ORIGIN! THE BATISTA BOMB DRIVES LEE DOWN HARD! THATS GOTTA BE IT!
Deadprez: BUT JAKE SMITH BREAKING UP THE COVER WITH A DROPKICK TO THE HEAD OF BLACKFYRE!
Gavin Kirkland: Well Im back, no thanks to Eve, but it looks like all Jake did was piss Blackfyre off now! Lance grabbing Jake— LANCE JUST GRABBED SMITH BY THE ABDOMEN AND HURLED HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE AND SMASHED HIM DOWN ONTO THE APRON!
(Lance turns back towards Alexis.)
Lance Blackfyre (off-mic): YOU COULDA WARNED ME HE WAS COMING! OR STOPPED HIM! SHITTY ASS PARTNER!
(Alexis simply looks at Lance. She then shakes her head and drops off the apron.)
Alexis Chambers (off mic): Nah. I don’t need to be here. I’m not MaN eNoUgH to be your partner.
(Alexis makes sarcastic gestures as she speaks before waking off back up the ramp.)
Eve: Lance looking pissed off now as Alexis leaves him to fend for himself but if anyone is monster enough to carry on with no partner it’s probably him. The behemoth turning his attention back to the ring which is still wreckage after he laid out both opponents! Harper is only barely managing to pull herself to her feet and Lance looking to hurt her even further! He reaches down and grabs Harper by the throat! Harper fighting! Throwing kicks into his stomach but Lance just laughing! He looks like he’s enjoying the fact that she is fighting back! Harper trying everything and— HARPER JUST BIT BLACKFYRE ON HIS HAND!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Not his left hand! That’s his masturbation hand!
Deadprez: Shut your nasty ass up! Blackfyre drops Harper after she bites him but he looks pissed again! He just grabs Harper now— AND HE JUST RAGDOLL THREW HER ACROSS THE RING! HARPER CRASHES INTO THE REFEREE! BOTH OF THEM ARE DOWN! BLACKFYRE LOOKING DOWN AND GRABBING HARPER! SHES NOT EVEN MOVING NOW! HES GOING TO HIT FEARS ORIGIN AGAIN!
Eve: BUT JAKE SMITH JUST SLID INTO THE RING WITH A STEEL CHAIR! BLACKFYRE TOSSING HARPER TO THE SIDE LIKE A TOY! JUST STARING OFF WITH SMITH!
Lance Blackfyre (off mic): YOU ALREADY PISSED ME OFF BY BREAKING THAT PIN AND NOW YOU WANNA TRY A CHAIR AGAINST ME, PUSSY BOY?
Jake Smith (off mic): Wait! Whoa… why would you think I’m gonna hit you with a chair?
Lance Blackfyre (off mic): The fuck are you talking about?
(Lance points at the chair in Jake’s hands. Jake looks up at the chair.)
Jake Smith (off mic): OOOOOOHHHHH!!! You mean THIS chair! Yeah… nah I’m not using it.
Eve: HARPER LEE WITH A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF BLACKFYRE’S KNEE! HES DOWN TO ONE LEG! JAKE SMITH TOSSES THE CHAIR OUT OF THE RING AND RUNS RIGHT AT HIM! SO LONG AND GOODNIGHT! BOMAYE KNEE TO THE HEAD OF BLACKFYRE WHO STILL DOESN’T GO DOWN! FINAL DESTINATION! THE BICYCLE KNEE FROM HARPER LEE PUTS BLACKFYRE FINALLY TO THE MAT! CRUSHCRUSHCRUSH! THE TRIPLE STOMP FROM SMITH TO BLACKFYRE’S FACE! HIGHLIGHT REEL! THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS FROM HARPER LEE! THEY JUST THREW EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK AT LANCE! HARPER DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER AS THE LEGAL COMPETITOR! JAKE DRAGGING THE REFEREE OVER AND PRESSING DOWN ON TOP OF HARPER TO KEEP THEN DOWN! THE REFEREE IS JUST AWAKE ENOUGH TO COUNT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here are your winners… JAKE SMITH AND HARPER LEE!!!!
(Jake and Harper stand to their feet, both out of breath and raise each other’s hands. “Is She With You?” picks up again as Harper jumps into Jake’s arms and hugs him which catches Jake by surprise and makes him blush to be hugged by her.)
Eve: WOW! What a win by these two! I thought Blackfyre had it in the bag! And honestly I thought Jake was going to cheat there!
Gavin Kirkland: Never! Cake Smith is an honest cuck!
Deadprez: If you say so. But still, an impressive win over a powerful individual with or without a partner! And what a contest overall!
(Both slide out of the ring, Jake still acting a little flustered but both celebrating. Lance wakes up in the ring and sees what happened. He looks directly at Smith with a snarl, very unhappy with what just went down.)
(The scene fades to Showdown General Manager, Jenny Punk looking directly to the camera and at the EAW Universe. Jenny has a smile on her face as she stands in her office.)
Jenny Punk: EAW Universe, I hope that you’ve all been enjoying this edition of Saturday Night Showdown, but so far, we’ve gotten a few a few matches announced for the card such as Jamie O’Hara taking on Candice Blair, Heavenly Hell defending those Unified Tag Team Championships against the King of Elite, The Visual Prophet and World Heavyweight Champion, Drake King. Some excellent matches that are coming together; however, I’ve had a few questions on WHO will be the next contender to face Harlow Reichert or Lucas Johnson at Under Siege for the PURE Championship? Regardless of who wins tonight, both of them will find themselves at Under Siege. The winner of the PURE Championship match tonight will defend the PURE Championship at Under Siege against five of Showdown’s brightest stars in a PURE Championship Gauntlet Match!
(The crowd cheers at the announcement!)
Jenny Punk: There’s not much to explain with a Gauntlet Match. The champion themselves will be the first person out. The order of participants will randomly selected before our show. Two Elitists will begin the match. After an Elitist is defeated, another one takes their place to take on the winner of the match. This goes on until the last Elitist is standing. The last Elitist standing will be the PURE Champion. The first two competitors to be part of the match are Harlow Reichert and Lucas Johnson. Whoever wins the title tonight, will be the first Elitist out. The other will have to randomly draw their spot in the match. The competitors of the match will be announced within the next two weeks, but it’s looking like the PURE Champion and five other competitors will take part in the match. The card for Under Siege is looking extremely promising. The PURE Championship has a reputation of being one of the cleanest matches on the card and I cannot tell you how I’m excited about this match —
Jenny Punk: (sigh) It’s open!
(The camera pans to Harper Lee with a huge grin on her face. Jenny Punk feels a little annoyed by someone interrupting her, but Harper Lee has an excited look on her face, which takes her annoyed facial expression away.)
Jenny Punk: I was in the middle of explaining the PURE Championship picture going into Under Siege.
Harper Lee: You were? I’m sorry. :lupe:
Jenny Punk: It’s fine, Harper. What do you want?
Harper Lee: I just wanted to thank you for not forgetting about me. Ever since my PURE Championship match against Harlow, I thought you forgot about me. :lupe: But, after my performance out there tonight, I hope you know that I want to continue to make a name for myself. My match against Harlow is just a bit about what I am capable of. I don’t want to be biased, but I was Harlow’s best championship defense. I was the only one that gave her a good fight and that’s not going to be something that Lucas Johnson will be able to say to himself.
Jenny Punk: Do you want another shot at the PURE Championship?
Harper Lee: Would I love another shot at the title? Of course, but my eyes were on another championship. :lupe:
Jenny Punk: Which one did you have in mind?
Harper Lee: The Universal Women’s Championship. I know, it seems like a bold thing to go after. I haven’t been around long enough to throw my head in the running to get a title shot, but I did come close to defeating Harlow for the PURE Championship. I’m confident that I’ll give Raven Roberts a run for her money —
???: Jenny Punk, just the woman I wanted to see.
(Alexis Chambers enters the camera shot, looking all cheery and stands next to Harper Lee.)
Jenny Punk: After I’m done with Harper, Alexis.
Alexis Chambers: Nah, what I have to say kind of correlates with Harper in a bit.
(Harper Lee turns to look at Alexis Chambers.)
Harper Lee: What’s that exactly?
Alexis Chambers: Harper Lee is throwing her hat in for a shot at the Universal Women’s Championship and guess what? So am I.
Jenny Punk: It’s interesting to see two of Showdown’s newest women stepping up to the plate. The last contender we’ve had for the Universal Women’s Championship was Constance Blevins and before that was Cameron Ella Ava. Both of them came short at the prize and it’s what’s made me hesitate to throw women out there to challenge for the title. It’s not because of the lack of women on the roster, but the idea that they aren’t truly prepared for an opportunity like this. Raven Roberts has more experience. She is the champion for a reason and has elevated the title since October. I’m not sure about whether the two of you are cut out for an opportunity like this.
Harper Lee: Maybe, give us a chance and figure that out.
Alexis Chambers: Put me in the match and you’ll be blown away.
Harper Lee: Or me.
Jenny Punk: I’m digging this competitive nature from the two of you; however, I’ll make the two of you EARN your right to face Raven Roberts. Next week, Alexis Chambers will face Harper Lee one-on-one. The winner moves on to face Raven Roberts at Under Siege for the Universal Women’s Championship.
(The crowd cheers at the match announcement as Alexis Chambers and Harper Lee look at each other, nod and smirk at each other. Both of them love the idea.)
Harper Lee: I love that idea.
Alexis Chambers: As do I. May the best woman win, Harper.
Harper Lee: And she will, Alexis. See you next week.
(Harper Lee walks away from the camera shot as Alexis Chambers has a wicked smirk on her face. The scene fades elsewhere.)
(A splitscreen is seen of Harlow Reichert and Lucas Johnson with Albert Hitchman next to him. Both Elitists are on their way to the ring. The crowd explodes as they obviously know which match is up next.)
Gavin Kirkland (in the background): DO NOT ADJUST YOUR TV SET! HARLOW REICHERT DEFENDS THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST A RETURNING LUCAS JOHNSON AND THAT’S UP NEXT!!!!
(Commercial break for Under Siege featuring Elitists like Cameron Ella Ava, Harlow Reichert, Heavenly Hell, Jamie O’Hara, Xander Payne and Mr. DEDEDE.)
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media hits as Lucas Johnson walks out and scans the crowd with an intense look on his face. He is pumping himself up making his way to the ring followed by Albert Hitchman.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL AND IT IS FOR THE EAW PURE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…ACCOMPANIED BY ALBERT HITCHMAN…..FROM LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK…WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY SEVEN POUNDS…”THE WRESTLING MACHINE”….LLUCCCAASSSS JJOOHHNNNSSOONN!!!!!
Eve: It’s put up or shut up time right now for Lucas! This is the opportunity he’s been waiting for since the moment he targeted Harlow over a month ago. Him and Albert have talked a lot of trash and it’s time to see if that time away did him any good and if it’ll be good enough to become PURE Champion. You can see the look on his face, he wants this. But he’s got a tough task ahead of him!
(“Eye of the Tiger” by New Found Glory hits to a huge ovation from the crowd. Harlow walks out with the PURE Championship around her waist. She pats the championship before making her way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: AND MAKING HER WAY TO THE RING…FROM CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND….WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN POUNDS…..SHE IS THE REIGNING EAW PURE CHAMPION…”MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN”…HHHAARRLLOOWW RREEIICCHHERRTT!!!!
Deadprez: And here she comes, our proud PURE Champion. It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen someone carry a championship with as much pride as she does. She would rather die than let go of that PURE Championship, as she’s stated throughout the week. Each and every defense, she just keeps showing us how much that championship means to her and she looks to do it again here tonight!
Eve: Don’t forget, the winner of tonight’s title match has to enter first in the PURE Championship gauntlet at Under Siege, so the winner tonight is likely facing a death sentence.
(The referee raises the PURE Championship high in the air as the PURE Title graphic pops up.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: This match begins now with a collar and elbow tie-up, and Lucas gains control now with the side headlock! Harlow tries to nudge Lucas off her by throwing him to the ropes but Lucas doesn’t let go, sinking the side headlock in deeper now. Harlow manages to get to a vertical base now and throws body shots causing Lucas to let go of the headlock and now Harlow irish whips Lucas into the ropes and Lucas bounces off and hits Harlow with a shoulder tackle knocking Harlow to the mat! Lucas takes a llook down at Harlow before running to the ropes again and Harlow is up and connects with hip toss and follows it up with a leaping elbow drop right into the heart of Lucas Johnson!
Deadprez: Harlow picks up Lucas from the mat and throws his arm over her head for a suplex, but Lucas is blocking it with his foot. Lucas reverses it and has her up in a suplex position of his own…but instead he’s walking with her in the air, and Lucas throws Harlow stomach first on the top rope! Lucas now takes advantage of this and now kicks the dangling Harlow Reichert in the face and Harlow crumbles to the outside floor! Albert Hitchman has a smile on his face only a few feet away.
Gavin Kirkland: And now Lucas goes to the outside and slowly begins to pick up the PURE Champ and walks her over to the steel steps, he lifts her head up looking to bounce it off the steps but Harlow blocks it, and instead bounces Lucas’s head off the steel steps! Lucas goes tumbling back a bit before Harlow charges at him on the outside…but Harlow runs right into a clothesline from hell!! Lucas rolls back in the ring and then out to make sure not to get counted out. He knows he’s gotta beat Harlow by pinfall or submission to win the championship and now he picks up Harlow and rolls her back in the ring and Lucas follows right behind and he’s stalking Harlow to get up and turn around….a boot right to the face of Harlow knocking her down to the mat again! Lucas looks to the top rope as he’s ascending up there and he’s up top trying to balance himself…..450 SPLASH!!! BUT HARLOW MOVED OUT OF THE WAY!! WHAT A MISTAKE BY LUCAS JOHNSON THERE!!
Eve: Harlow crawls over to Lucas and locks in the crossface! Lucas may have nowhere to go! Albert is screaming at his client to drag himself to the ropes on the outside! Lucas is now beginning to make his way to the ropes but he’s doing it at a price because Harlow’s not letting up on this submission hold! Lucas lunges and…he grabs the rope! That’s Lucas’ first rope break of this match and Harlow is forced to let go. Harlow now walks over to the grounded Lucas and grabs him by his feet but Lucas uses his legs and pushes Harlow away from him, Harlow though runs at him once again and goes for the clothesline but Lucas ducks it and has her by the waist…GERMAN SUPLEX! LUCAS HOLDS ON AND PICKS UP HARLOW AGAIN, ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS AND HE DOESN’T LET GO AGAIN AS HE LIFTS UP HARLOW AND CONNECTS WITH A THIRD STRAIGHT GERMAN SUPLEX! Lucas hooks the leg!
Eve: Harlow kicks out! I think Lucas is gonna need more than that to take that title off her and I think he realizes that too and he quickly gets Harlow up to her feet and lifts her up in a powerslam position, and Lucas now runs looking for the powerslam…but Harlow slips out from behind and Lucas was caught off guard by that as he turns around and runs at Harlow but Harlow catches him with a hurricanrana!! Lucas is back up to his feet quick and Harlow follows the hurricanrana up with a front standing dropkick! Lucas is back up again and Harlow hits a kick to the midsection of Lucas and hooks one of his arms, but Lucas drives Harlow back into the corner breaking the grip on his arm! Lucas hits a shoulder thrust into the gut of Harlow and does it repeatedly! Lucas sets Harlow up on the top rope and he goes up with her…AND HE’S GOING FOR THE SUPERPLEX!! BUT HARLOW IS NOT LETTING IT HAPPEN! HARLOW IS TRYING TO HANG ON AND NOW SHE THROWS SEVERAL BODY SHOTS AT LUCAS AND HE LETS GO!
Deadprez: HARLOW THROWS A VICIOUS KNIFE EDGE CHOP AT LUCAS’ CHEST AND LUCAS DOES IT BACK! BOTH ARE EXCHANGING KNIFE EDGE CHOPS BEFORE HARLOW THROWS A VICIOUS FOREARM TO THE FACE OF LUCAS! HARLOW NOW SETS UP FOR….HURRICANRANA FROM THE TOP ROPE…BUT LUCAS HELD ON!!! HARLOW IS DANGLING WITH HER HAIR TOUCHING THE MAT WHILE HER LEGS AROUND CAUGHT AROUND LUCAS’ HEAD AND LUCAS PULLS HER UP AND HAS HER IN A POWERBOMB POSITION ON THE TOP ROPE, NO!!! LEAPING POWERBOMB OFF THE TOP ROPE FROM LUCAS TO HARLOW!! IS THIS GONNA BE IT?!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! HARLOW KICKS OUT AGAIN! Lucas now picks up Harlow very slowly and Harlow slaps Lucas’ hands away and hits a roundhouse kick to the midsection of Lucas Johnson and now Harlow runs to the ropes and leaps over Lucas and connects with a sunset flip…but she doesn’t hold on for the pin as she lets him go and both are to their feet but Harlow was way quicker in doing so and Harlow runs at Lucas and connects with a high knee to the nose of Lucas and Lucas stumbles back into the ropes and bounces off the ropes and walks on to the shoulders of Harlow….AND HARLOW WITH THE FIREMAN’S CARRY NECKBREAKER!! SHE COVERS!!
Eve: HARLOW NOW TRIES TO LIFT LUCAS OFF THE MAT BUT IT LOOKS LIKE DEAD WEIGHT AS SHE’S HAVING A BIT OF A HARD TIME….WOAH!!! LUCAS JOHNSON PICKED THE ANKLE OF HARLOW!! THE ANKLE LOCK IS APPLIED NOW AND LUCAS IS SCREAMING AT HARLOW TO TAP OUT! HARLOW IS REACHING FOR THE ROPES BUT SHE’S A BIT FAR AWAY. HARLOW NOW IS CRAWLING TO THE ROPES AND SHE REACHES…BUT LUCAS DRAGS HER RIGHT BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! HARLOW IS TRAPPED! HARLOW ROLLS ON HER BACK AND PUSHES LUCAS AWAY WITH HER FEET…BUT LUCAS HELD ON!! HE HAS THE ANKLE LOCK ON ONCE AGAIN! HARLOW IS SCREAMING IN AGONY AS SHE REFUSES TO TAP OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: HARLOW TRIES ONE MORE TIME TO CRAWL TO THE ROPES! SHE REACHES HER FULL EXTENT OF HER ARM AND–HARLOW GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE! THAT’S HER FIRST ROPE BREAK! AND LUCAS LETS GO OF THE ANKLE AND HE GOES AFTER IT AGAIN AND DRAGS HER TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, BUT HARLOW REVERSES IT AND SENDS LUCAS THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE! HARLOW TAKES THIS TIME TO CRAWL TO THE CORNER WHILE LUCAS IS BACK TO HIS FEET ON THE OUTSIDE AND SLIDES BACK IN THE RING AND HE RUNS AT HARLOW IN THE CORNER HOLDING HER ANKLE FROM THE ANKLE LOCK….BUT HARLOW REVERSES WITH A DROP TOE HOLD DROPPING LUCAS FACE FIRST ONTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! HARLOW HOBBLES TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER AND RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH DOUBLE KNEES TO THE BACK OF LUCAS’ HEAD IN THE CORNER!
Deadprez: HARLOW THROWS LUCAS DOWN TO THE MAT BY THE BACK OF HIS HEAD USING HIS HAIR! HARLOW NOW LOOKS OVER TO THE TOP ROPE AND SHE IS LOOKING TO END THIS WITH PERHAPS WUTHERING HEIGHTS—BUT LUCAS LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL IS UP AND RUNS TO THE TOP ROPE WITH HARLOW….BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE!! LUCAS HOOKS HARLOW’S LEG!!
Eve: HARLOW KICKS OUT AGAIN!!
Deadprez: Lucas looks in disbelief as he thought that would be it! Lucas now stands up and balances himself against the corner near him and Harlow and now he is posing in the corner waiting for Harlow to get to her feet! HE’S LIKE A *SHARK* SMELLING BLOOD IN THE WATER HERE! HARLOW TURNS AROUND—CLAYMORE KICK!! NO!! HARLOW REVERSED IT WITH A LEAPING LARIET!! HARLOW NOE IS TRYING TO SHAKE THE COBWEBS OUT FROM THE SUPLEX FROM THE TOP TOPE AS SHE TURNS HER ATTENTION BACK TO LUCAS WHO IS SLOWLY RISING TO HIS FEET! AN UPPERCUT FROM HARLOW! ANOTHER UPPERCUT FROM HARLOW! LUCAS IS DAZED AND I THINK HARLOW CAN SENSE VICTORY IS NEAR FOR HER! HARLOW NOW RUNS TO THE ROPES—BUT WAIT!!
Gavin Kirkland: ALBERT HITCHMAN JUST TRIPPED HARLOW BY HER FEET UNDERNEATH THE ROPE!! HARLOW LANDED FACE FIRST ON THE MAT!! THE REFEREE LOOKS AT HARLOW DOWN AND LOOKS OVER AT HITCHMAN AND PUTS TWO AND TWO TOGETHER!
Referee (No mic): YOU! YOU’RE OUTTA HERE!!
(The crowd erupts at the referee tossing Albert Hitchman from ringside.)
Eve: HARLOW IS LOOKING AT HITCHMAN COMPLAINING ON THE RAMP AND SHE TURNS AROUND TO GET BACK TO LUCAS–BUT OH MY GOD!! CLAYMORE KICK FROM LUCAS JOHNSON!! LUCAS WITH THE COVER! IS HE GONNA DO IT?!
Gavin Kirkland: IS HE GON DO IT?!
Deadprez: HARLOW GETS THE SHOULDER UP!! THIS CROWD IS GOING NUTS! LUCAS NOW IS BANGING THE MAT IN FRUSTRATION! LUCAS NOW PICKS UP THE LIFELESS BODY OF HARLOW REICHERT AND GRABS HER BY THE ARM….HE’S GONNA MAKE SURE HE WINS THE TITLE NOW BY BREAKING HER ARM IN THE KIMURA! BUT HARLOW IS STILL FIGHTING! HARLOW IS LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER TRYING TO PREVENT THE KIMURA LOCK FROM BEING APPLIED! HARLOW NOW REVERSES AND BRIDGES INTO A SUPLEX! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN NOW! WHO WANTS IT MORE NOW?! LUCAS IS UP TO HIS FEET A TAD BIT QUICKER AND HE RUNS AT HARLOW AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT HARLOW DUCKS, HARLOW KICKS LUCAS IN THE MIDSECTION AND HOOKS ONE OF HIS ARMS, BUT LUCAS TWIRLS OUT OF IT AND HITS A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION OF HIS OWN! HE’S GOING FOR A SNAP SUPLEX BUT HARLOW IS BLOCKING IT WITH HER FOOT, AND HARLOW WITH A KNEE TO THE STOMACH OF LUCAS AND LIFTS HIM UP—THE FALCON ARROW CONNECTS!! SHE GRABS ONE OF LUCAS’ FEET FOR THE PIN!!
Deadprez: LUCAS KICKS OUT!!! HARLOW PULLS HERSELF UP WITH THE ROPES AND NOW SHE PICKS UP LUCAS BY THE HEAD AND BALANCES LUCAS AGAINST THE ROPES, A KNIFE EDGE CHOP FROM HARLOW!! AND ANOTHER ONE! HARLOW NOW IRISH WHIPS LUCAS BUT LUCAS REVERSES IT AND SENDS HARLOW TO THE ROPES BUT HARLOW SLIDES UNDERNEATH LUCAS’ LEGS AND NOW SHE’S FACING LUCAS’ BACKSIDE….FOREARM RIGHT TO THE BACK OF LUCAS’ HEAD AND NOW HARLOW RUNS TO THE ROPES AS LUCAS DROPS TO A KNEE….SHINING WIZARD FROM HARLOW TO THE BACK OF LUCAS’ HEAD! HARLOW FOLLOWS THIS UP NOW BY HOOKING LUCAS’ ARMS WHILE ON HIS STOMACH AND SHE BRIDGES INTO GREAT EXPECTATIONS!!! LUCAS HAS NOWHERE TO GO AND NOBODY TO SAVE HIM!!
Eve: LUCAS SEES THE ROPE NEARBY BUT THERE’S NOTHING HE CAN REALLY DO!! HE’S TRYING HIS BEST TO HANG IN THERE….HE’S TRYING TO FIND SOME WAY!! LUCAS IS TRYING HIS BEST TO THROW HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES—AND HE FINALLY DOES! THAT’S HIS SECOND ROPE BREAK NOW! HARLOW LETS GO OF THE HOLD AND NOW SHE THROWS HERSELF IN THE CORNER RESTING THINKING OF HER NEXT MOVE IN THIS MATCH! SHE NOW IS PUMPING UP THE CROWD WAITING FOR LUCAS TO TURN AROUND! LUCAS IS UP AND HE TURNS AROUND—LES MISERABLES!! THE FLYING KNEE!! BUT NO! LUCAS COUNTERS IT INTO A SPINEBUSTER!! LUCAS IS WASTING NO TIME NOW AS HE PICKS UP HARLOW AND GOES FOR THE SKULL CRUSHING FINALE BUT HARLOW COUNTERS AND DROPS DOWN TO HER KNEES CAUSING LUCAS TO ROLL FORWARD AND HE BEATS HER TO HER FEET AND THROWS A HARD KNEE TO THE SIDE OF HARLOW’S HEAD!! HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A DDT SPIKING HARLOW’S HEAD INTO THE MAT!!
Deadprez: LUCAS WALKS OVER TO THE TOP ROPE NOW AND BEGINS THE CLIMB UP TO THE TOP! HE KNOWS HE’S GOTTA TAKE EXTREME MEASURES IF HE WANTS TO DETHRONE HARLOW! HARLOW ISN’T MOVING HERE AS LUCAS IS BALANCED ON THE TOP ROPE—RED ARROW!!!! BUT NO!! HARLOW GOT THE KNEES UP!! THAT MIGHT HAVE JUST COST LUCAS HERE!!
Eve: LUCAS IS ON THE MAT STOMACH FIRST AND HARLOW NOW CRAWLS OVER AND HOOKS BOTH OF HIS ARMS AGAIN….SHE BRIDGES INTO GREAT EXPECTATIONS ONCE AGAIN!! THIS TIME IT’S IN THE CENTER OF THE RING AND I DON’T THINK LUCAS CAN SAVE HIMSELF AGAIN!
Referee: DO YOU WANNA GIVE UP?!
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS IS SHAKING HIS HEAD NO! BUT HE MAY HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE HERE! HARLOW IS SCREAMING NOW YELLING FOR LUCAS TO JUST GIVE UP!! LUCAS IS TRYING TO DIG DOWN DEEP TO GET TO THE ROPES BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HE HAS MUCH LEFT! CAN HE GET THERE?!?!—-NO!! LUCAS TAPS OUT! IT’S OVER!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Eye Of The Tiger” hits as Harlow lets go of the submission and lays on the mat exhausted. After a few moments she rises to her feet and is handed the PURE Championship by the referee before getting her hand raised.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER BY SUBMISSION….AND SSSTTIILLLLL EAW PURE CHAMPION….HHHAARRLLOOOWWW RRREEEIICCCHEERRTTT!!!!!!
Eve: WOW! Another successful defense for Harlow tonight, I truly don’t think there’s anything that can come between her and that PURE Championship!
Gavin Kirkland: Gotta feel for Lucas man, his string of bad luck just continues! He had all the confidence he would walk out PURE Champion tonight and he pulled out all the stops, but he just came up short again! You can’t take anything from him, but he has a chance to learn from this because he’s got another chance to become PURE Champion in a few short weeks at Under Siege!
Deadprez: Harlow may have survived tonight but at what cost? She’s gotta beat this man again and four others in a gauntlet and she has to enter first as PURE Champion.
Eve: I still think it will take a lot more to rip that title from her hands. At this rate, I have no idea who is going to be able to take the title away from her!
(Lucas Johnson sits on the bottom of the ramp with a heartbroken and defeated look on his face. In his heart, he believed that tonight was going to be the night. After a bunch of setbacks and defeats, this was going to be his moment to prove that he more than belongs with the likes of Harlow Reichert, but it just wasn’t enough. At least, there’s Under Siege to look forward too. Now, all he can do is dust himself off and focus on Under Siege and make sure that he doesn’t make the same mistake again.)
Gavin Kirkland: This was another successful title defense for Harlow Reichert, but that’s all the time we have for this edition of Showdown! The Under Siege card is coming together and we have two more Showdowns to go! As for now, signing off on behalf of Eve and Deadprez, I am Gavin Kirkland! Goodnight from Sioux Falls!
(The last shot as of Harlow Reichert on one of the corners as she raises the PURE Championship above her head.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)