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Voltage 11/11/2018

(Voltage intro video plays featuring the song “33rd Blakk Glass” by SosMula & ZillaKami, and we open up to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi with MASSIVE gold and white pyro firing off from the stage, the titantron, the turnbuckles, and an incredible spectacle of lights prompting the capacity crowd to give every ounce of energy behind their applause. The camera transitions over to Kawajai and Nick Angel at the commentary booth.)

Kawajai: SIX DAYS! JUST SIX DAYS AWAY FROM THE NIGHT WHERE VOLTAGE REIGNS SUPREME, A NIGHT WHERE LEGENDS COME OUT OF RETIREMENT, A NIGHT WHERE HISTORY WILL BE MADE, AND QUITE FRANKLY THE ONLY NIGHT THAT MATTERS IN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING BECAUSE CERTAIN PEOPLE WERE TOO SHOOK TO KEEP THEIR EVENT ON THE SAME DAY….. WELCOME TO SUNDAY NIGHT VOLTAGE!!!!

Nick Angel: I can’t wait Kawajai, I’m glad this is the final stop, because the anticipation grows more every time we have a show and something new unfolds! It’s an amazing time to be a part of the Voltage family.

(“God’s Plan” by Drake bursts through the arena speakers and the crowd explodes into applause and cheers while VIP makes his way out onto the ramp, in a pair of OVO sweats with several ten bands in his hands and even sticking out of his pockets. As he makes his way down the ramp and to the ring, he is shown taking his time to throw out a few bands to each a few lucky front row sections, as the crowd bursts into cheers, pleading for VIP to throw cash out to the crowd).

Kawaji: Nick, is that real m—?

Nick Angel: VIP! Vincent! Over here!

(Nick Angel attempts to wave VIP down for some money as he passes by the announce table, but VIP instead throws a band to the fans sitting behind the commentators. The camera zooms in on the ecstatic fan, showing his bills and confirming that the money is real).

(After VIP runs out of the cash he held on hand, he jumps onto the apron as “God’s Plan” continues, looking out into the crowd and raising his arm as the crowd cheers one more time. He steps in-between the ropes and he shimmies in the middle of the ring before grabbing a microphone as his ring dies down).

VIP: Yoyoyoyo, YO! WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ MISSISSIPPI?!

(The crowd erupts into ear splitting cheers).

VIP: That’s right, it’s ME. Vincent I. motherfuckin’ Pride. Thought I’d do a lil’ somethin’ to thank all my wonderful fans for their support over the past few weeks, especially after I was assaulted last week by that old man, LC.

(The crowd boos at the mention of Lethal Consequences).

VIP: I know, I know. Motherfucka’s been asking if I’m cool—no—I’m UPSET. I don’t appreciate this disrespect that you been showin’ me, LC. I been so offended, I had to double check myself. Luckily, I been lookin’ around somethin’ that I know will make me feel better, so I got on my knees—no homo—and prayed to the 6ix God for an answer. And like he always does, he answered my prayers and sent me a gift. So, now, Mississppi, I wanna share with you—October’s Very Own, the 6ix God, and my very best friend, DRAKE!!!!

Kawaji: WHAT?!

(“God’s Plan” begins to play throughout the arena once again and fans turn towards the ramp and begin to cheer as hip-hop artist Drake, Aubrey Graham, comes out with a huge smile).

Nick Angel: OH MY GOD, KAWAJI! WOULD YOU LISTEN TO THIS CROWD?! THEY’RE GOING TO BLOW THE ROOF OFF OF THIS PLACE!

Kawaji: I DIDN’T BELIEVE IT AT FIRST—BUT AUBREY—DRAKE IS HERE IN THE MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM!

(Drake walks slowly down the ramp, shaking hands with a handful of fans along the way. He walks up the steel steps and onto the apron, where VIP is seated on the middle rope and lifts the top rope allowing Drake to enter the ring comfortably).

(As Drake steps foot into the ring, all smiles, VIP begins to bow down and some of the fans follow his lead. The music dies down as do the fans’ cheers once they see VIP hands him a second microphone).

Drake: VIP! My man! Thank you so much for inviting me out here to be in front of this amazing EAW crowd—I’m so excited to be here.

VIP: Drake—I really don’t know what to say here, man—you’re my idol—this has been my dream for so long—and to see you finally here! Sharing the ring with me here on Sunday Night Voltage!

(The crowd cheers).

Drake: Of course man, of course. I admire what you do here, Vince. Seems like you’re a real man of the people.

VIP: The first mil’ I made changed me for the better. Anything to make you proud.

Drake: Right.

VIP: I’d love to talk some more about both of our accomplishments, 6ix God—

Drake: You don’t have to call me that.

VIP: —but I understand you have a lot of important things goin’ on right now. I didn’t bring you all the way down here from Toronto for nothin’! See, I was brutally asaulted by this fuckboi who calls himself Lethal Consequences. I doubt you ever heard of him, but maybe you’ve heard of his trash record label—I doubt you heard of that either, come to think of it.

Drake: Record label? Gotta be independent, right? Who’s he got signed?

VIP: Absolutely nobody, Drizzy. Adobe House Records is TRASH. He’s one of them dickeaters talkin’ about “I listen to real rap, not mainstream rap,” his ignorant ass even thought to call you trash, Aubrey. This oldhead, need-to-retire ass LC stay on my dick, Drake.

Drake: Word? So how can I help, VIP?

VIP: Drake, I would love it if I had the 6ix God himself to stand in my corner when I challenge LC to an old fashioned RAP BATTLE! RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW! LC, GET YOUR OLD ASS OUT HERE, MAN! LET’S GO!

Drake: Let’s do it, where you at LC?

VIP: You think I’m trash? You think you got bars, pops? Come out here, prove it.

(Drake works the crowd for a moment just before “Blackout” by Company Flow fills the arena, accompanied by boos. Lethal Consequences walks out onto the stage with a microphone in his hand. The music comes to a halt and LC begins to speak while slowly approaching the ring).

LC: A rap battle, Vince? Really? What in the hell makes you think I got anymore time to waste on you? I’m tired of you running your mouth and talking your smack. You need to get it straight—Voltage will always be my brand. So, quit acting like you run this place. Handing out counterfeited bills? You’re an embarrassment to this industry. It’s fuckheads like you, VIP, that are standing in my way and stinking up my Voltage ring. And I can’t wait until I force you out of it for good.

VIP: I’m standing in your way? It’s oldheads like you, LC, that get in the way of young and hungry stars like me. You out here taking naps, goin’ missing for days, weeks, months, and coming back to remind us over and over again what your ugly mug be lookin’ like. Me and the money are way too attached to go and do that part-time shit you be doin’. Fuck tryna get rich when I’m 40, I wanna make it now. You just can’t stand the sight of a successful talent like me doin’ well for myself. Pitiful. You couldn’t be more irrelevant, LC.

LC: Irrelevant? Please, I’ve got people tuning in 24/7 from all around the world. Not only am I the center of attention in this industry, but I’m all over the music industry, too. I got the drip, and the swag. I’m all about those tunes and my music and my signees. That’s why they invited me to the American Music Awards and not your bumass or that clown Aubrey. I bet you half of my artists are ghostwriting for Drake right now. I’ll be expecting to collect my check soon. (He stops halfway down the ramp).

VIP: Shut your ass up. You think you know a damn thing about the music industry? Boy, get out my face. You standing face to face with a legend, DRAKE. Ten bands says this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you. You so “multi-talented,” come in this ring and rap battle me! I even got Drake to ask 40 to make us a beat!

Drake: About that, Vince—

LC: I have a better “battle” in mind for you and me, VIP. And your boy Drake isn’t going to be much help when it’s you versus me at…WICKED GAMES!

(The crowd roars).

VIP: Aight, fine! I’m not afraid of you! I can beat you with my eyes closed, with one hand behind my back!!!

(LC smiles).

LC: You think you’re so tough, eh? Let’s see how you fare when it’s an L-C’s WORLD MATCH!

(The crowd erupts into cheers again. We see VIP and Drake in the ring; VIP turns to Drake for approval and Drake smiles and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. VIP nods his head).

VIP: YOU’RE ON!!! (The crowd cheers some more for VIP.) I ain’t no punk, LC. We gonna finish this at Wicked Games.

(VIP drops the microphone and “Blackout” plays as a devious smile forms on LC’s lips. He turns to walk back up the ramp while Drake and VIP play to the crowd a little more. We catch a glimpse of VIP trying to pull Drake in for a hug, but the rapper resists. VIP plays it cool before the camera transitions).

(Commercial Break)

(Voltage comes back on air as El Landerson is seen in the middle of the ring waiting for his opponent)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! Already in the ring, the Big Bhris Bhampion……. ELLLLLL LANDERSSSOOONNNNN!!!!

Nick Angel: We have our first action set for tonight as Landerson looks to face a slumping Xander Payne. Xander has his work cut out against a GOAT tonight!

(Landerson waits in the ring for several moments as nobody comes out leaving everybody wondering what’s going on)

Kawajai: Well I don’t think Xander got the memo that he’s in action tonight because it’s been about a minute and he’s still nowhere to be fo- THE BOTTOM!!!!! THE BOTTOM OUT OF NOWHERE FROM WOOGIEMAN!!!! LANDERSON IS LAID OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AS WOOGIEMAN SNUCK UP FROM BEHIND AND HIT HIM WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS MOVE IN WRESTLING TODAY. WHAT AN UNEXPECTED ATTACK!

Nick Angel: Indeed! I wasn’t expecting this, could this have been a setup by Woogieman? He’s been hell bent on getting revenge ever since losing that title and he sent a huge message tonight! It’s safe to say that we won’t be seeing Xander vs Landerson tonight..

(Highlights of the back and forth between Ahren Fournier & Noah Reigner play as well as clips from last night’s Showdown play with Noah Reigner taking on Kassidy in singles action and the aftermath of the match.)

(“Don’t Stop” by InnerPartySystem blares through the speaker as Noah Reigner walks onto the stage as the Mississippi crowd largely boos Noah Reigner. Reigner looks around the crowd turning around to reveal “THE ASSAULT RIFLE” logo on the back of his jacket. Evelyn Ridley steps out and poses for a moment with the CITV briefcase before the two head to the ring. They both pick up microphones.)

Kawajai: Last week in our main event, Noah Reigner and Daryl Kinkade were facing off against Osamu Arcichida and Ahren Fournier when Fournier took out Osamu and left the ring leaving the decision undecided. And on Showdown we saw the matchup between Noah and Kassidy Heart go to a countout draw after heavy involvement from Ahren Fournier and Evelyn Ridley.

(Noah soaks in the crowd reaction for a moment before putting the microphone to his lips to silence the crowd somewhat.)

Noah Reigner: I knew Ahren Fournier was predictable. But I just didn’t know he was going to do exactly as I predicted, word-for-word, action-by-action. I mean, Ahren is making me feel like Nostradamus. Either that, of course, or Ahren Fournier is incapable of bringing anything to the table that I’m not already three steps ahead of. Let’s begin with Voltage last week. What’d Ahren do? Exactly as I said he’d do. At the end of the day, he turned on Osamu and ran away from the heat Daryl Kinkade and I were bringing. He left the kitchen. What’d I told you, O’s? You thought he’d help you, but Magnum Opus are nothing but self-loathing cowards. As I told you, I’ll admit my faults. I can tell you that it doesn’t matter what it is or how it’s done, as long as my name is called out as the winner at the end, what needed to happen in order for us to get there; it doesn’t matter to me. The House always wins… but yesterday, as you all witnessed, my win was stolen from me. It was taken. And as you all know, I don’t take kindly to not getting what I deserve.

(Noah looks to Evelyn Ridley who steps up toward the hard cam and holds up Noah’s CITV briefcase for a few moments before saying a word. The crowd has a mixed reaction and she puts the microphone to her mouth while showing a small grin to Reigner who who nods his head in approval.)

Evelyn Ridley: This right here says it all. I don’t even have to speak. Kassidy, you dumb blonde bitch, on Showdown you got to see that I’m capable of taking you out of the equation altogether if that is what it comes to. I’m here to make sure the House gets its due and if that means putting you in your place again in six days, that’s exactly what is going to happen. Last week I was happy to get my hands around your precious little neck. I would cherish the opportunity to do it again. If I wasn’t clear already, let me make it crystal for you. If you even think about interfering at Wicked Games, if you try and play your little Regina George mindgames like we saw you do when you couldn’t beat Noah, I will step in and I will step on your neck until the pin is counted. Then afterwards I’ll beat any brains you might have right out of your skull.

(Noah puts his hand on Evelyn’s shoulder and smirks.)

Noah Reigner: But enough about that jezebel. At Wicked Games, when that bell rings, the truth is, it doesn’t matter who is on the outside of the ring. It matters who’s in it and I think deep down, Ahren, deep down you know that the entire EAW universe knows Magnum Opus is nothing more than a disguise for two people who failed to make it on their own. Well we’ve seen yours and Kassidy’s greatest hits and frankly nobody is impressed. You might call yourself a GOAT, but you’re nothing more than a shadow of giants who loom taller and bigger than you’ll ever hope to be. Yet on Voltage, there is no question, there is no denying; House Reigner reigns dominant. I am the top threat on this brand and frankly the top threat in this company. I have a guaranteed shot lying in wait for me. Anytime I want. Anytime I desire it. This match is merely to teach you a lesson and finally put an end to any question to who truly deserves to be the next top contender in EAW.

Evelyn Ridley: To teach BOTH OF YOU a lesson about House Reigner.

Noah Reigner: You can go around and call yourself the greatest, you can claim you’re the ‘magnum opus’ of this company, but the truth is going to come out at Wicked Games. It’s going to be proven the best hits of Magnum Opus are long behind them. It’s clear Kassidy Heart just doesn’t quite have it in her anymore. It seems like the comments about Cameron cut deep. So, sorry, dear. But the loss and embarrassment Ahren is going to face at the hands of House Reigner at Wicked Games is going to cut even deeper. The loss at Wicked Games is going to leave wounds which will never heal.

Evelyn Ridley: A mark in history which will never fade.

Noah Reigner: So, let’s make history. At Wicked Games, I add another win to my stat sheet and mark Ahren Fournier off my list. I mark Magnum Opus off the list of debts which are due. Then I’ll take my briefcase, whenever I want, and I’ll win whichever title I want. BECAUSE…

(Reigner makes an assault rifle gesture toward the crowd as Evelyn Ridley holds up the CITV briefcase.)

Noah Reigner: The HOUSE ALWAYS WINS. BANG! BANG!

(“Don’t Stop” by InnerPartySystem plays out Reigner and Ridley who slowly make their way back up the ramp while talking to each other and encouraging one another.)

(Commercial Break featuring Akio Tanaka’s ‘Guide To Getting Revenge On A Cheating Wife’. SPOILER: You fuck her bestie and her sister. #TheMoreYouKnow)

(Back inside the arena, Voltage ring announcer Bella Braxton is seen standing in the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… the following contest is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST…

(“It Aint Safe” by Skepta hits the public address system and the blue-eyed, bearded bad boy of EAW makes his way onto the stage. The crowd greets Charlie Marr with a mixed reaction, but that doesn’t seem to bother the Unified Tag Team Champion one iota.)

Bella Braxton: … FROM TOWER HAMLETS, LONDON… WEIGHING IN AT 240 POUNDS… HE IS ONE-HALF OF THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… CCCCCHHHHHAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE MMMMMMMAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

(Marr gets into the ring and poses with his championship until his music fades out.)

Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT….

(“Still Hungry” by Adelita’s Way begins to play and the crowd begins to jeer. The business manager of Jackson Blayde, the stunning blonde Cherise, appears on the stage solo. She has a microphone in hand.)

Cherise: Bonjour, Charlie!

(Blayde’s theme music abruptly cuts and Charlie Marr glares at Cherise. The French-Canadian giggles and gives Charlie a sarcastic little wave.)

Cherise: Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. It’s honestly just sad to see you in the ring without your security blanket Daryl Kinkade. Last week, Jackson and I extended an olive branch to you despite the fact you laid me out cold a few weeks ago. Instead of doing the smart thing and taking us up on our generous offer, you brushed us off and then had some rather disgusting insults to throw my way. Well Charlie, I’m not the type of woman who forgives and forgets especially if you piss me off twice.

(Charlie Marr could not be rolling his eyes any harder at the moment. He responds to Cherise by making a jerking off motion with his hands and shouting ‘suck my dick, bitch.’)

Cherise: As if I would ever, you imbecile. Yikes. I think it’s kind of hilarious that you want to refer to me as a ‘bitch’ when the only thing you’re known for around Voltage is being Daryl Kinkade’s lesser half. If anyone’s a quote ‘bitch’ it’s you. Because all that’s happened since you two won the tag team championships is Daryl carrying your dead weight. You proved that you are incapable of standing on your own two feet when you couldn’t capture the National Elite Championship by yourself. Meanwhile, Daryl’s star continues to rise. He’s focused on Osamu Arcichida and not even giving your little team a second thought. You can’t survive on your own and tonight, Jackson Blayde is going to expose you for exactly what you are…

Charlie Marr (Off Mic): And what’s that?

Cherise: T’es un salaud. Va te faire enculer!

(The crowd pops huge but it has nothing to do with Cherise calling Charlie a bastard and telling him to go fuck himself. It’s because Jackson Blayde has run in through the crowd, slipped into the ring, and attacked Charlie from behind! Blayde beats the crap out of Charlie, and due to the attack being from behind, Charlie is unable to do much to defend himself. Jackson has a steel chain in his hand and he wraps it around the neck of Charlie! Jackson begins choking Charlie and the official inside the ring is unable to pry Jackson off! He motions for help and several more officials from the back come running down to the ring to try and restore order!)

Nick Angel: Well folks, we had an unexpected start to what was supposed to be a match between Charlie Marr and Jackson Blayde. The officials inside the ring are doing their best to break this up.

Kawajai: I hope they can restore order because I am stoked for this match tonight between these two. They have gone back and forth for the past couple of weeks and everything seemed to come to a head last week. I wonder if Xander Payne is going to get involved in this?

Nick Anderson: I think Xander is going to be too busy worrying about the best Bhampion Landerson tonight to think about Charlie Marr and Jackson Blayde!

Kawajai: The officials have finally gotten Blayde off of Marr, and have pulled the two apart. We are going to take a quick commercial break and hopefully when we return, we will have gotten this match underway.

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Kawajai: We’re back from commercial and while we were at break, the officials were able to restore order and get this match officially started. Jackson Blayde has Charlie Marr by the back of the neck and is slamming the Unified Tag Team Champion’s face off the turnbuckle. Marr is momentarily stunned which allows Blayde to continue to his onslaught. Marr is eating those clubbing blows to the back of the head now, and Cherise looks on from ringside with a smile across her face!

Nick Angel: Blayde picks up Marr and slams him down with a gutwrench powerbomb and he goes for the cover!

OOONNNEEE!!!…

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!….

Kawajai: SHOULDER UP! Marr gets the shoulder up!

Nick Angel: Blayde grabs Marr up by the beard and according to a poll recently conducted on EAW.com, women really do find Charlie Marr’s beard sexy. I don’t get, but hey. To each their own.

Kawajai: Thanks for that riveting piece of information.

Nick Angel: Blayde attempts to toss Marr into the corner, but Marr gets the foot up. He fires back on Jackson Blayde with a series of elbows that force Blayde to take a step back. Marr whirls around and springs out of the corner, taking Blayde down with a wicked looking clothesline! Blayde hits the mat and Charlie Marr starts taking the boots to Jackson Blayde. The champ is stomping a mudhole in Blayde! Marr grabs Blayde up by the hair. Nails him with a huge uppercut! Follows it up with those shoot style kicks of his! Slams his fist into Jackson’s jaw! And Marr throws Blayde against the ropes! The momentum sends Blayde right back into Marr! Marr goes for a clothesline, but Blayde ducks! Blayde hits the ropes! He locks his arms around them and stops the momentum! Smart move by Jackson Blayde.

Kawajai: Marr motions for Blayde to come at him and Jackson Blayde isn’t one to back down from a fight.

Nick Angel: Well to be fair, this was a fight he started by attacking Charlie Marr from behind with a chain before the bell…

Kawajai: Regardless. Both men meet one another in the center of the ring and go for the collar and elbow tie up. They jockey back and forth for position before Marr uses his knee to nail Blayde in the gut. Blayde drops down to a knee and that gives Marr an opening to try for one of his patent kicks, but Blayde grabs the foot, slams his fist in Marr’s stomach, and brings the champ to the mat. Blayde with the headlock, trying to force Marr down into the mat. But Marr is able to pry Blayde’s arms from around his neck and strikes him with an elbow to the temple. Blayde is a little stunned after the shot, and Marr takes advantage by using a snapmare to bring Blayde down. He strikes Blayde in the back of the head with his knee, grabs him up, and takes him right back down with a snap suplex! Charlie Marr with the cover.

OOONNNEEE!!!…

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!….

Kawajai: Jackson Blayde with the kickout!

Nick Angel: Marr pulls Blayde back up to his feet and tries to whip him into the ropes. Blayde plants his feet though and reverses this. It’s Marr who goes flying into the ropes and ends up taken down with a shoulder block. Blayde picks up Marr and sends him into the ropes again, this time Marr tries to leap frog over Jackson Blayde. BLAYDE CATCHES HIM, LIFTS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS… ROLLING FIREMAN’S CARRY SLAM ON CHARLIE MARR! JACKSON BLAYDE WITH THE COVER!

OOONNNEEE!!!…

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!….

Kawajai: CHARLIE MARR KICKS OUT!! Blayde doesn’t let up though! He pulls Marr back to his feet and throws him into the corner! Blayde with the kicks to Marr that cause him to double over! Another uppercut to the jaw! Blayde with more kicks! UPPERCUT! KICK! UPPERCUT! KICK! UPPERCUT! DAMN. He is beating the tar out of the Unified Tag Team Champion! Blayde grabs Marr and sends him across the ring into the opposite corner! AND THERE GOES JACKSON BLAYDE! FLYING FOREARM SMASH!

Nick Angel: SUPERKICK! MARR WITH THE SUPERKICK!

Kawajai: Marr takes a brief moment to collect his bearings and he grabs Jackson Blayde by the hair! He throws Blayde into the ropes and starts using them for leverage with this choke! Charlie Marr is such a dirty competitor… not that Jackson Blayde is a saint mind you… and the official forces Marr to break the choke! Marr drags Blayde into the corner and starts untying the turnbuckle padding. The official is quick to put a stop to that, but with his back being turned Marr is able to nail Blayde with a low blow!

Nick Angel: Cherise is furious and she is screaming at Marr. Marr blows her a kiss and begins torturing Jackson Blayde. He’s manipulating those joints of Jackson Blayde by bending Blayde’s arm back into an unnatural position. The fact he has knee planted firmly in Blayde’s back is giving him even more leverage during this. Marr bends Blayde’s arm all the way back until it’s planted on the canvas! He’s back up to his feet, places his boot on the hand of Jackson Blayde to hold him in position and he stomps down on that exposed arm.

Kawajai: That’s a big yikes, Nick.

Nick Angel: Blayde grabs for his arm and tries to roll out of the ring, but Marr grabs him by the tights. Blayde kicks out at Marr, but Marr deflects them and wraps his legs in Blayde’s! Marr has a figure four locked in now and Blayde is unable to go anywhere! Blayde isn’t gunna give up though and right now, he’s fighting like hell to reverse this hold so Charlie Marr is forced to break it. So far, Blayde’s attempts are in vein, but wait a second… Cherise is up on the apron!

Kawajai: Charlie Marr lets go of the hold and walks over to where Cherise is standing. The official warns her to get down, but Cherise is mouthing off to Charlie Marr in french. Marr reaches out and grabs her by the hair, and Cherise levels him with a huge slap to the face!

Nick Angel: JACKSON BLAYDE FROM BEHIND WITH THE ROLL UP! CHERISE JUMPS DOWN!

OOONNNEEE!!!…

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!….

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRR…………….

Kawajai: CHARLIE MARR SLIPS OUT AND WHIRLS AROUND LOOKING TO TAKE JACKSON BLAYDE’S HEAD OFF WITH A CLOTHESLINE! BLAYDE DUCKS! GRABS MARR! ARM DRAG TAKE DOWN! MARR BACK UP! ANOTHER ARM DRAG! MARR GETS BACK UP AND THIS TIME JACKSON BLAYDE LOOKS TO HIT THE 901 KNEE! MARR MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! BLAYDE TURNS AROUND! DROP KICK BY CHARLIE MARR! HE PULLS JACKSON BLAYDE UP, BUT BLAYDE FIGHTS BACK! BOTH MEN ARE BRAWLING NOW! THEY’RE THROWING HANDS! MARR GETS THE KNEE UP AND CONNECTS WITH BLAYDE’S CHIN! HE SENDS BLAYDE INTO THE CORNER AND RUSHES TOWARDS HIM! BLAYDE IS ABLE TO ROLL FORWARD AND AVOID MARR! MARR STOPS BEFORE HE CRASHES INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! MARR TURNS AROUND! ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY BLAYDE! MARR CATCHES THE FOOT! MARR WHIRLS BLAYDE AROUND! BLAYDE DUCKS MARR’S BIG BOOT! MARR TURNS AROUND NOW! BLAYDE WITH THE EYE POKE! FRACTURE DDT!!!! BLAYDE WITH THE COVER!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!…

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!….

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRR……………

Kawajai: CHARLIE MARR GETS THE SHOULDER UP JUST IN TIME!

Nick Angel: Blayde seems frustrated but he knows Charlie Marr is a champion here in Elite Answers Wrestling. He’s not going to go down without a fight! Blayde decides to keep Marr grounded and he wraps him in a body scissors! Marr is unable to immediately fight out of it and Jackson Blayde is one of the strongest men on the Voltage roster. He’s got Marr trapped and the only thing Marr can do is try and go for the legs of Jackson Blayde! Marr is trying to unlock the feet of Jackson Blayde! He gets them separated! Marr bridges up! Marr leans back on Blayde! Blayde’s shoulders are down!

OOONNNEEE!!!…

Kawajai: Blayde tightens those legs again and gets his feet locked! Marr finally is able to reverse it and now he’s able to mount Blayde and start throwing those forearms to the face of Blayde! Blayde tries his cover up, but Marr is relentless right now!!! He’s slamming his fist into Blayde’s face over and over and over again!!! Cherise is pounding on the apron and encouraging Jackson Blayde to fight back but Marr is pulling Blayde up! THE HEADMASTER RITUAL!!! Marr just killed Blayde with that spinebuster!!! He’s not going for the cover though! Instead he’s grabbing Blayde again and lifting him up!! ANOTHER HEADMASTER RITUAL!!!! NOW CHARLIE MARR IS GOING FOR THE COVER AND HE HOOKS THE LEG!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!…

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!….

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEE………

Nick Angel: CHERISE PULLS THE OFFICIAL OUT OF THE RING!

Kawajai: Charlie Marr looks furious as the official tells Cherise to take a hike!!! Cherise can’t believe she’s being ejected from this match but she did just cost Charlie Marr a victory!!!

Nick Angel: AHHH JACKSON BLAYDE IS UP!!! HE’S GRIPPING HIS BACK BUT HE IS BACK TO HIS FEET! HE SCREAMS AT CHARLIE MARR TO TURN AROUND!!! CROWN BREAKER!!! CROWN BREAKER!!!!! MARR IS DONE!!!! BLAYDE IS COVERING HIM!!!!

Kawajai: But Cherise unintentionally has the referee distracted!!! Blayde slams his hand down on the mat three times and screams at the official! Cherise forces the official to turn around and he sprints back into the ring!

OOONNNEEE!!!…

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!….

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!…..

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Kawajai: NO!

Nick Angel: MARR GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!!!

Kawajai: JACKSON BLAYDE IS BESIDE HIMSELF! HE LITERALLY HAD THIS MATCH WON! JACKSON GRABS THE OFFICIAL BY THE COLLAR AND FORCES HIM BACK INTO THE CORNER! BLAYDE IS ETHERING THE EFF OUT OF THE OFFICIAL AND ALL THAT’S DOING IS GIVING MARR TIME TO RECOVER!!! THE OFFICIAL AND BLAYDE ARE STILL ARGUING AND CHARLIE MARR IS BACK TO HIS FEET!

Charlie Marr: Here pussy pussy pussy…

Nick Angel: :mjcry:

Kawajai: JACKSON BLAYDE TURNS AROUND… CHARING CROSS! CHARING CROSS! MARR JUST TURNED JACKSON BLAYDE INSIDE OUT WITH THAT DISCUS LARIAT!!! BUT WAIT!!! MARR PICKS UP BLAYDE!!! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT!!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!! THE TAG CHAMP GOES FOR THE COVER!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!…

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!….

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Nick Angel: Charlie Marr steals the win!!!

Kawajai: :wow:

(Charlie Marr stands up and the official raises his hand. “It Ain’t Safe” begins to play again and the timekeeper hands Charlie his championship.

Bella Braxton: YOUR WINNER BY PINFALL… CCCCCCHHHHHHAAAAAAARRRRRRLLLLLIIIIIIIEEEEEE MMMMMMMAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRR!

Nick Angel: I don’t think anything has been settled between Jackson Blayde and Charlie Marr though, Kawajai. If anything, Jackson Blayde having Charlie Marr defeated is only going to make things worse.

Kawajai: Well that wasn’t Charlie’s fault. Cherise wouldn’t go to the back and the official missed Jacks-

Nick Angel: THAT’S XANDER PAYNE!!! HE JUST CAME RUNNING THROUGH THE CROWD!! CHARLIE MARR DOESN’T SEE HIM!! PAYNE ATTACKS MARR AND BEGINS BEATING HIM
DOWN! MARR NEVER SAW IT COMING!!! XANDER LIFTS CHARLIE UP!!! PAYNEKILLER! PAYNERKILLER!! MARR IS OUT!!!

Kawajai: Xander Payne with the sneak attack from behind as Charlie Marr was about to exit the ring! Man!

(Xander Payne picks up Charlie’s Unified Tag Team Championship and mockingly lifts it above his head.)

Nick Angel: Well that’s probably as close as he’ll ever get to a title again…

(The crowd jeers as Xander drops the championship down on Marr’s body and spits on them both.)

Kawajai: Xander Payne is going to regret that. Mark my words, Nick.

Nick Angel: Definitely. Alright folks, sit tight. Voltage will be right back.

(Commercial Break)

(“What A Shame” by Too Close To Touch hits to a big pop as Daryl Kinkade emerges through the curtains sporting the National Elite Championship around his waist

Daryl: For weeks now, I have been in a game of psychological warfare with Osamu Arcichida, ever since he was named the number one contender for my championship I have made it a mission to show him that this isn’t something that he’ll be able to just take away from me that easily. When you see me you may think that I’m just an nice outgoing guy who can be taken advantage of, but often times that gets misconstrued. When it comes to winning championships and defending my name I will do whatever it takes to come out on top. Yes I fight with honor and dignity but at the same time I am nobody’s punching bag or come-up. Charlie Marr is my mate and a man who I have fought wars alongside, I wouldn’t want any other partner in the world. If anybody knows Charlie then they know that he is hands down one of the toughest blokes in this whole company and there aren’t many people who can say they got one up over on him….. but I can. That isn’t a slight to my partner either, but I say that to show that I am no pushover and I can stand toe to toe against the baddest of the baddest. So what’s an Osamu Arcichida compared to a Charlie Marr?

…….

Daryl: …..Exactly. I’ve fought bigger and better. I’ve headlined Marquee Events, I’ve faced off against the best this company has to offer past and present, and at the end of every one of these bouts win lose or draw the opponent has walked away with something they didn’t walk into the event with… and that’s respect for me. It’s my career in a nutshell, it has always been an uphill battle to earn the respect of the people and be considered someone to lookout for. When I was on NEO I walked into it as it was the Brayden Wolfe show, then the Shackleford show, and then Malcolm Jones was a big deal on the brand, but in the end it was Daryl Kinkade who showed everybody up and became looked at as the future of this company and the face of that brand. I bet Osamu takes me lightly and that will be a grave mistake for him. Taking my kindness for weakness is something that many people have tried to do in the past only for it to backfire. I’ll admit that sometimes I miscalculate my opponents as well, sometimes I think that these people carry themselves with the same type of honor that I do but it becomes clearly obvious that it isn’t the case. I made the mistake of thinking otherwise when I saved Osamu from getting sidelined by Charlie Marr, Marr wanted to send a statement on my behalf and I spared Osamu, his way of paying me back was to attack me. That was the biggest mistake of his life.

Daryl: What would have simply been a respectable back and forth between two future cornerstones of this company now becomes a lesson in respect and something personal. Osamu isn’t going to just be defeated at Wicked Games. Osamu is going to get destroyed, emasculated, and humiliated like he never has in his l-

(“Eyes on Fire” by Zed’s Dead hits to cheers as Osamu Arcichida makes his way out to the ring, as he enters he locks eyes with Daryl and stands across from him before beginning to address him)

Osamu: So let me get this straight… you think I underestimate you? Look, I know what you are capable of and I know your track record, you don’t have to beat us over the head with your ingenuine ‘woe is me’ underdog story. If I didn’t respect you as a competitor there would have been a lot more than just me hitting you with a move to send a statement. I didn’t need your help to recover from Charlie’s attack, I respect you but we aren’t friends, being your friend has gotten Charlie nowhere so why should I care about that? I understand what’s at stake and I want what you have it’s that simple. You live life through a distorted view and think that if people aren’t worshipping the ground that you walk on or kiss your ass that you’re being overlooked, and I don’t like that. For as long as I’ve been in this company you have been the guy to beat on every level. On NEO you were the guy I was trying to surpass to make that brand mine, now here we are on Voltage and you have the championship I aspire to have in my posession.

Daryl: You think that was an overnight think? You think I just walked into the company with all of the hype and was automatically the one to bea-

Osamu: IT DOESN’T MATTER. The fact is that you got there. You made it to a place where several people have busted their ass to make it and STILL fell flat on their faces in the process. You are the person everyone who is just entering this company or is a rising star looks at to surpass, and after Wicked Games that person will be ME. That’s the thing. While I can’t take away how much you’ve done to get where you are, I can’t sit there and act like you aren’t better than a good amount of the people in the back, but it’s not underestimating you by knowing that you aren’t better than ME.

Daryl: Is that right?

Osamu: It’s a fact. My track record speaks for itself, my time in New Progress Japan speaks for itself. The only reason you were the face of NEO and have made it as far is you have is because I haven’t been around to stop you. If I never took that break from EAW who do you think would have all of these accolades? Who do you think would be hyped to the moon? It surely wouldn’t be you. You benefited off of a weak rookie class and because of that you have been able to get by, and I’m not saying you aren’t good, but compared to me you don’t come close.

Daryl: Wouldn’t be the first time I heard that. But how did it end for every other person who’s tried to claim that? (Daryl raises his championship in the air) Need I say more?

Osamu: Oh no not at all. That title speaks for itself, that validates everything about you and makes you the favorite in all of your matches, that’s why it’s my job to change the narrative and that’s what I plan on doing next weekend.

Daryl: Wishful thinking, but just like you weren’t able to surpass me on NEO because you were too busy getting your ass handed to you by Charlie and sent packing, you won’t be able to surpass me on Voltage. That’s a promise. You’re pretty good at what you do and there’s no taking that away, but when it comes down to it you simply don’t match up to me. That will be clear come Wicked Games.

Osamu: Seems like you’re the one underestimating your opponents now. You already lost if you think you’re coming into the match facing the same man you saw on NEO, but I’ll let you think those delusional thoughts and leave you with a rude awakening.

Daryl: We’ll see about that. May the best man win.

(Daryl extends his hand out for a handshake as Osamu looks on perplexed, a smirk grows on Osamu’s face as he slowly reaches for Daryl’s hand and attempts to shake it)

Kawajai: AND DARYL QUICKLY MOVES HIS HAND AND SLAPS OSAMU RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE!!! OSAMU REACTS IN SHOCK AND THEN HE QUICKLY GATHERS HIMSELF AS HE TRIES TO GO AFTER DARYL WITH A SWING, BUT NO DARYL DUCKS AND SWIFTLY SLIDES OUT OF THE RING!

Nick Angel: Daryl is playing mind games with Osamu and it looks like he took his partner Charlie’s advice on showing a little more edge. Right there he could have easily caught Osamu with a move and tried to finish it but he opted to leave him in the ring wondering what happened instead!

(“What A Shame” picks back up as a livid Osamu Arcichida is in the ring screaming at Daryl off mic who is walking down the ramp with his championship held high taunting Osamu)

Kawajai: Daryl learned his lesson from being too nice with Osamu before, looks like Osamu wasn’t anticipating that. However Osamu has a chance to right his wrongs up next in action against Daryl Kinkade’s mentor and the current World Heavyweight Champion, Rex McAllister! I can’t wait to see that..

(Commercial Break)

(Voltage comes back on air as an annoyed Osamu can be seen in the ring being held back from the ref from going after Daryl ringside as they exchange words.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL… Already in the ring, we have… Weighing in.. at 234 pounds… From, Osaka Japan.. OSSAAMMUUUU ARCIHIDA!!!!!

Kawajai: Osaka’s Greatest! Hopefully Osamu can make his hometown proud with a win tonight!

(“Still Unbroken” by Lynyrd Skynyrd plays as Rex McAllister walks to the stage to a loud reaction, with the EAW World Heavyweight championship on his waist.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent… Weighing in, at 238 pounds… From, Sea Isle, New Jersey… He is, the EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONNN…. REEXXXX MMCCCALLISTERR!!!!!

Nick Angel: the World Heavyweight champion! This would be a huge victory for Osamu, but Rex is not easy to beat!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Kawajai: The bell rings and immediately we get into a collar and elbow tie up. Neither man able to outpower the other, but Osamu slips behind Rex, and pulls his leg out from under him, before slamming his knee right into the mat! Osamu immediately going for the leg of Rex, to soft him up perhaps for the Osamu lock.

Kinkade: it’s a smart tactic by Osamu, doubt it’ll keep Rex down too long though.

Kawajai: And you’re right, as Rex manages to kick Osamu off of him, allowing him to get back to his feet. Osamu charges towards Rex, but is met with a belly to belly! Rex now, immediately goes for a Boston Crab! Osamu is in trouble now!

Kinkade: the ropes, he’s near the ropes.

Kawajai: Yes, but is he able to reach it? He is! Osamu grabs the ropes, and forces Rex to release the hold! But before Osamu could move, Rex immediately puts him into a Camel Clutch! A second submission, just taking the air out of Osamu! Osamu, right in front of the ropes. He needs to find a way to get to it!

Nick Angel: and I think he has! Osamu, pulling himself onto his knees, and throws Rex over him! Right onto the middle rope! Osamu, goes out onto the apron, and Superkicks Rex, who was hanging on the second rope! Osamu gets back onto the ring, and immediately does a double foot stomp onto the midsection of Rex, followed by a pin, the first cover of the match.

ONE!
TW-

Kinkade: And he kicked out.

Nick Angel: yep, Rex McAllister, kicking out just before 2. Osamu though, immediately kicks Rex onto his back, before putting him in a single leg Boston Crab, making sure to hold his left leg, crushing it to weaken it even further! Quickly, the tables have turned, as it wasn’t too long ago that it was Osamu in this same issue. Rex though, able to turn around using his other leg, and once again kicks Osamu off of him. Rex gets to his feet, and Osamu attempts a lariat. Rex ducks it, and hits Osamu with a Pele Kick! Osamu though, rebounds off the ropes and hits a Clothesline, taking both men down! Osamu gets to his feet, and is pointing, at you, Daryl.

Kinkade: I don’t know what for, I’m not the one he’s in the ring with right now. And watch, this is gonna cost him.

Kawajai: You may be right, as Rex rolls up Osamu!

ONE!
TWO!-

Kawajai: Osamu kicks out though, but as he gets onto his knees he is met with a huge Bicycle Kick! The cover by Rex once again!

ONE!
TWO!!
T-

Kawajai: Osamu kicks out yet again, but this time you can just see him, getting worn out by this match so far. Rex, puts the grounded Osamu in a reverse chinlock, just to wear him out even more. And Osamu can’t reach to the ropes, they’re right in the middle of the ring!

Kinkade: see, just like I said. He’s so worried about me, and that’s what’s gonna cost him.

Kawajai: Maybe it’s not over for Osamu yet though, as he powers to his feet, before kicking Rex’s shin out from under him, forcing him to release the chinlock! And Osamu, rebounds off the ropes, and hits a Dropkick! Rex gets back up, and Osamu hits a second! Rex, getting back to his feet using the ropes. Rex charges at Osamu, but Osamu drops Rex with a third dropkick, this time to the knees of Rex! Osamu, grabbing the left leg of Rex, you know what this means! No! Rex, pulls his leg out of Osamu’s grasp, before dropping him with a drop toe hold!

Nick Angel: Osamu, crawls to the ropes, and gets up pretty quickly, but once he turns around he is met with a jumping high knee by Rex! Followed by a Butterfly Suplex, and Rex kips up! Osamu, once again, uses the ropes to get to his feet, but this time charges at Rex! Rex though, wraps around Osamu, and drops him with a German Suplex! He picks him back up, and attempts a second, but Osamu slips behind him! Ankle lock to Rex! But wait, he’s trying to transition it into.. THE OSAMU LOCK!!! OSAMU MANAGES TO GET THE OSAMU LOCK ONTO REX!!! Rex though, manages to get the rope break before any more damage was done to his leg. Osamu now, picks up the hurt Rex McAllister. He throws him into the ropes, and Rex rebounds, right into THE REX EFFECT!!!! RIGHT OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!!

Kinkade: That’s it, it’s over for Osamu.

Kawajai: REX, SOMEHOW GETS THE REX EFFECT ON OSAMU, AND NOW HE GETS THE COVER!!!

ONE!
TWO!!
THREE!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Still Unbroken” by Lynyrd Skynyrd plays as Rex McAllister struggles to get to his feet, after the damage done to his leg.)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…. The, EAW WORLS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION… REEXXXX… MCAAAAALLISTERRRRR!!!!!!!

Kawajai: What a match by these two men and uh, Daryl Kinkade, walking into the ring, as Rex McAllister leaves.

(Daryl Kinkade holds the Nationals Elite Championship over Osamu Arcichida, as the camera fades to black.)

(Captain Charisma is seen in his office browsing the internet until the door is loudly kicked open, Charlie Marr comes storming in and slams his fist onto the desk as CC angrily gets up and gets in Charlie’s face)

CC: What the hell is your problem?!

Charlie: You would know if you weren’t too busy trolling the internet and worrying about fighting your own talent.

CC: Funny but when the hell aren’t you angry? What’s the latest reason out of the 100 others?

Charlie: Did you not see what happened out there? I can’t even kick somebodys ass in peace without this Xander Payne asshole riding up my back constantly. He has become a plague, and it’s about time you do something about that or I’ll take matters into my own hands and you’ll be held liable for whatever happened to Xander.

CC: Alright just calm down, what are you getting at here? Do you want a match or what?

Charlie: Well I thought you’d never ask! You were too busy with your hands up the ass of Hurricane Hawk and StarrStan that I almost thought you forgot that Wicked Games was an event hosted by Voltage and should feature actual Voltage TALENT.

CC: Well I wouldn’t need to be trying to prove Voltage’s superiority over those other brands if you did your job at Territorial Invasion now would I?

Charlie: Suck my dick.

CC: Exactly. Now I’ll give you what you’re asking for and I’ll up the ante a bit. You aren’t the only one who has had problems with Xander, your opponent earlier tonight, Jackson Blayde has as well. With that being said, you three have some issues you need to sort out and what better way to do that than in a triple threat match at Wicked Games?

Charlie: Now you’re talking my language. How are you going to up the ante?

CC: It’s simple. I know you guys feel like you’ve been left out, on the outside looking in due to the fact that other brands have been booking matches for this event while you haven’t yet found yourselves on the card so here’s what I can do for you. The winner of this match will be the FIRST qualifier in the Extreme Elimination Chamber match for the EAW World Heavyweight Championship at Road to Redemption!

Charlie: I like the sound of that.

CC: One last thing, the winner will ALSO have the FINAL entrant in the chamber, so that person will have a huge advantage during the match. Is that enough to make up for my incompetence oh great one?

Charlie: Heh. You made the smart choice, keeping the top talent of your brand content.

CC: Yeah whatever, now invite me to your privates again and you won’t be able to make it to Wicked Games.

Charlie: Su-

???: You got a lot of nerve calling me to your office.

(Prince of Phenomenal walks through the door and exchanges looks with Charlie Marr as they cross paths, he then brings his attention to CC)

CC: I thought you’d never come.

POP: What the hell is this about?

CC: Just wanted to see you one last time before I end you next week, that’s all.

POP: Ha. You’re funny and all but I don’t need to be humored right now.

(POP attempts to walk away before CC starts speaking again)

CC: Was it worth it?

POP: Excuse me?

CC: You know… THIS. This whole thing, you got your name in the headlines, bright lights flashing around the name “P.O.P.” for the first time in a while, all because of the fact that you’ve managed to get me out of retirement for one night only and put you in your place.

POP: You think that’s what’s going to happen? A geriatric rusty old man is going to put me, in the prime of my career, in my place? Well here’s the thing… I know my place. My place is at the top of EAW so if that’s where you’re going to put me then well sir you’re sadly mistaken because I’m already there. I’ve been there from the moment I stepped foot back into the company and I haven’t come down. The only reason your return is relevant is because you’re facing ME. Let’s not get that twisted.

CC: Delusions. You’re something else POP. You know when people say that you don’t pay attention to anything that doesn’t concern yourself. That you don’t know the half of what’s going on in your surroundings with regarding your colleagues it’s spot on. You are the most self-centered person I have ever come across in my EAW career. That very attitude is why you have never been able to live up to your potential post-2012 and why your reign on the top abruptly ended.

POP: Yay here we go with the talking about old shit again. It’s always the old guys who I had to pick EAW’s slack up for after they abandoned the company who always has some shit to say about my career. CC, when I was rising up the ranks in EAW you were a world champion, you had a future Hall of Famer named Scott Diamond under your wing, you could do no wrong. Slowly but surely as I began to ascend to the top, you began to fall. The very night that I came THIS close to winning the Grand Rampage which put me in a fast track to stardom, your stardom faded as you were brutalized by Ashten Cross and lost your World Heavyweight Championship, never to be heard from again.

CC: Son, my legacy was already SOLIDIFIED at that point. My first match back since then, and you had how many years since to surpass me? Where do we rank on the all time list in comparison to one another? Exactly. I’m acknowledged as a cornerstone in EAW’s history. One of its first building blocks, a man who carried a damn division on his back. You never carried a thing but your big ass ego while being carried by Project EGO. You’re a failure. If your “picking up my slack” was so valuable then why the hell has things been such an uphill battle for you? I can come back anytime I want and be all over the promotional material. You leave and come back and you’d probably be placed on Battleground.

POP: I’m greater than you in every aspect. In the ring in any year, on the all time list, etc etc. Whatever you did in the Hardcore division when you could literally win a championship by pinning somebody sleep in their hotel room pales in comparison to what I did for the National Elite Championship which by the way still exists and isn’t defunct.

CC: Nah but you know what will be defunct? Your career and your reputation after you let an old man who hasn’t wrestled in 6 and a half years come back and make you look like a fool.

POP: That’ll be the day. I respect the confidence though, you’ll certainly need it. I’m done talking. Good luck, Matt.

(POP walks away as CC looks on)

(Camera transitions to Bella Braxton in the ring)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL and is our MAIN EVENT!

(“The Sky Is a Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters begins to play as Devan Dubian emerges to the ramp to a huge pop from the crowd.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from Leicester, England, United Kingdom, weighing 230 pounds… DEVANN DUBBBIANNNN!

Kawajai: We know Devan Dubian will be facing Theron Nikolas for the Answers World Championship at Wicked Games, perhaps the biggest match of Dubian’s career. Tonight, he’s looking to send a message that any effects from that huge spear from Mr. DDD a few weeks ago has worn off and he’s ready for the match with Nikolas which is just six short days away, Nick!

Nick Angel: Dubian looks supremely focused tonight, there’s no doubt he’s ready for that match.

(“Can I Live” by Jay-Z suddenly comes through the speakers and Impact appears on the stage, standing there for a moment eyeing Dubian before beginning the ascent toward him. Impact takes his time walking to the ring, soaking in the negativity of the crowd.)

Bella Braxton: His opponent, from Seattle, Washington – IMPACT!

Nick Angel: Last week Impact got very personal with Malcolm Jones, saying he was nothing but hype. The words between those two have really crossed some lines, Kawa.

Kawajai: And I have every bit of confidence the tension between those two is going to get ugly come Wicked Games. But right now Impact has the #1 contender to deal with and if he wants to do Theron Nikolas any favors, he’ll try and do some damage to Dubian tonight.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Nick Angel: We’re underway here as Impact slowly circles the ring around Dubian who doesn’t move a muscle – waiting for Imp to make the first move. Dubian charges Imp and now the two are in a collar-and-elbow tie-up! Dubian forces Impact toward the turnbuckle, but Impact grabs the ropes and demands the referee make Dubian back up. Impact has his hands in the air and Dubian slowly backs away at the behest of the referee. Impact is right out of the turnbuckle and walks toward Dubian… and smacks him across the face. What disrespect.

Kawajai: Impact sending a message with that shot! Impact sends Dubian flying off the ropes, he comes back, and Impact sends him down to the mat with a quick shoulder tackle. Impact now bounces off the ropes, leapfrogs over Dubian, and comes back into a stiff right uppercut from Dubian! Impact tumbles back… and Dubian charges for a clothesline – Impact ducks!

Nick Angel: Look out, Dub turns around right into a HUGE HEADBUTT from Impact! Another headbutt from Imp sends Dub into the corner and now Impact is throwing rights and lefts to the face of Dubian who is trying to protect himself from these vicious shots coming in succession. Dubian falls to the ground from those shots and now Impact takes a moment to pose for this crowd is raining down boos.

Kawajai: This assault is far from over, Impact is lining up Dubian who’s sat in that corner – he charges, Dubian rolls out of the way and Impact’s knee just smashed into that turnbuckle. It might be padded, but he’s now on the ground holding that left knee, Nick. Dubian is back to his feet and he’s taking advantage! Dubian begins stomping on that left knee of Impact who is screaming out in pain with each shot that rains down. Dub now grabs the leg of Impact… but wait, IMPACT KICKS DUB OFF! HE JUMPS BACK TO HIS FEET! DOUBLE KNEES TO THE FACE OF DUBIAN! IMP MAKES THE COVER!

ONE!!!!

TWO!!!!!

Nick Angel: Dubian’s still in this thing. Impact brings Dubian back to his feet – a kick! And A POWERBOMB! Impact powers Dubian back up, ANOTHER POWERBOBMB! AND ANOTHER COVER!!!

ONE!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!

Kawajai: Not enough! The #1 contender is showing some resilience here, for sure, Nick – the thud from that last power bomb was clearly from the head of Dubian smacking that hard canvas. Impact has locked on a laydown to Dubian now, bringing the pace of this match back to what he’s comfortable with. Clearly he understands it’s going to take some further punishment to put this thing away and just like he’s prone to do, he’s going to take his time to do it.

Nick Angel: This looks like a damn choke to me more than anything, but the referee is allowing it. It looks like Dubian is losing consciousness here, Kawa! The referee is checking on him and the crowd is stomping their feet calling for Dubian to get back to his feet. This Mississippi crowd is on their feet now as the referee is questioning… DUBIAN IS RISING BACK TO HIS FEET! DUBIAN IS SLOWLY GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET HERE… FINALLY RISING… SLOWLY…

Kawajai: RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Impact sweeps Dubian back to the mat… and locks that headlock right back onto Dubian! What smart wrestling, this man is showing his experience right now.

Nick Angel: This is a damn choke but nonetheless it’s been extremely effective in taking the air out of Dubian, he’s clearly fatigued from fighting off this hold. DUBIAN ROLLS BACKWARD… DUBIAN ROLLS UP IMPACT!

ONE!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!

THR-

Kawajai: NO! IMPACT KICKS OUT! HOW CLOSE WAS THAT! This match was nearly over… Impact jumps out… shotgun dropkick! A shotgun dropkick to the kneeling Devan Dubian who just hasn’t been able to get off any offense in this match. Impact is now on top of Dubian delivering left and right hands, it doesn’t seem he took too kindly to almost losing this match from that quick rollup from Dubian.

Nick Angel: Impact isn’t even going for a pin, he’s waiting for Dubian to stand up… Dubian makes his way to his feet, but Impact is right there! STEP-UP ENZUIGIRI! A massive kick to the head of Devan Dubian, I think the man might have a concussion after these multiple shots to his head. Clearly it’s become a target for Impact.

Kawajai: Impact slowly lifts Dubian yet again off of his feet. This has become a one-sided match. Impact drags Dubian over to the corner turnbuckle and sets him on the top turnbuckle. Impact climbs slowly to the second rope – he’s mocking the crowd here, insulting the front row.

Impact: Watch this, you stupid son of a bitch!

Nick Angel: … YIKES! IMPACT GOES TURNING TIDES BUT DUBIAN HANGS ON TO THE ROPES AND IMP WENT TUMBLING TO THE MAT BACKWARDS! Dubian flies off the ropes… AND DRIVES A KNEE RIGHT INTO THE HEART OF IMPACT! DUBIAN COVERS!

ONE!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!

Kawajai: THE LEGEND KICKS OUT! Impact kicks out of the knee drop and this match has taken a turn with Dubian slowly making his way to his feet. Dub is holding the side of his head, Nick, he’s clearly been dizzied from those shots earlier. Dubian sets his sights on Impact… OLYMPIC SLAM! A SHOUT OUT TO STARRSTAN! HERE’S ANOTHER COVER…

ONE!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!

Nick Angel: Impact quickly gets a shoulder up and Dubian crawls to the ropes, yet again using them for leverage to get back to his feet. Impact rolls out of the ring which might just be a smart move here, Kawa.

Kawajai: I don’t think it matters, Dubian is following him on the other side of the ring and is going to meet him – Dubian charges Impact and goes for a lariat, but no, Impact delivers a drop toe-hold to Dubian and his head comes crashing down right onto to the steel-steps! Impact had that scouted from the very beginning, Nick!

Nick Angel: Yes, I don’t doubt that for a second. Impact rolls into the ring to immediately break the count and rolls right back out. Impact drives the head of Dubian into those steel steps one more time. The referee is on the outside now giving Impact a warning to get back into the ring. Impact is complying, assuring the referee he’s going to bring the action back into the ring. He holds up a finger to the referee, telling him to give him just a second… Impact grabs the head of Dubian… and smashes it into the ring apron right in the face of the referee! Impact has a huge smirk on his face, he’s really proud of himself for that. He finally rolls Dub back into the ring after the blatant defiance of the referee.

Kawajai: He’s the 1%, he can do whatever he wants! Impact rolls back into the ring and charges the ropes… FLIGHT SIGHTS! FLIGHT SIGHTS CONNECTS! THIS IS OVER!

ONE!!!!

TWO!!!!!!

Nick Angel: DUB KICKS OUT OF FLIGHT SLIGHTS!!! IMPACT CAN’T BELIEVE IT AND THIS CROWD IS GOING NUTS!

Kawajai: Impact is yelling at the referee but sure enough that was a two-count as you can see now from the replay. This match has been amazing but the resiliency of Devan Dubian has really been a highlight here tonight, I’ll admit. WAIT… IMPACT FLIES OFF THE ROPES AGAIN, FLIGHT SIGHT—NO, DUBIAN GETS HIS KNEES UP! A failed attempt at flight sights from Impact sends him crashing into the knees of Dubian and now Impact is holding his ribs in agony. That looked like a brutal impact.

Nick Angel: Impact is down, Dubian is down and trying to get his bearings to get back to his feet. This match has turned into one of stamina as both men have clearly had a lot taken out of them. This is now a battle of stamina as both men work to get back to their feet. Dub climbs back to his feet, Impact is still on his knees yet slowly… BLEEDING EDGE! NO… Impact dodges the Bleeding Edge and sends Dubian flying toward the ropes… EYES WIDE SHUT!!!!!

Kawajai: IMPACT LOCKS ON THE TRIANGLE CHOKE OUT OF NOWHERE! He jumped Dubian and locked on the choke and this crowd is going ballistic… Dubian is struggling here, trying to use this adrenaline to his benefit. Dubian is lifting Impact, look at this power… Dubian lifts Impact into the air as this choke is still locked on. POWERBOMB! An amazing powerbomb from Dubian, I thought this match was surely over, especially from that earlier damage to Dub’s head.

Nick Angel: Dubian is crawling now but it appears Impact is already back to his vertical base and ready to attack. Impact charges Dubian… BLEEDING EDGE! BLEEDING EDGE! THIS MATCH HAS TO BE OVER!!!

Kawajai: DUBIAN IS DOWN THOUGH! HE HAS TO MAKE THE COVER!!! DUBIAN SLOWLY CRAWLS OVER TO IMPACT… HE BARELY GETS AN ARM OVER HIM!

ONE!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!

Nick Angel: What the hell?! IT’S THERON NIKOLAS! THERON JUST PULLED THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING! And Theron just punched the referee! What the hell is going on here?!

Kawajai: Look at this Nick, Theron is here to send a message! He’s in the ring and he’s helping Impact to his feet. The 1% on Voltage yet again, Nick!

Nick Angel: He’s here to ruin our damn main event. Now look at this! Both men are stomping on Devan Dubian who has already had a hell of a match with Impact here tonight. This is outrageous! Theron sets up Dub… looks like he’s going for the EVISCVERATION… NO, WHAT?!!?!

Kawajai: MALCOLM JONES!!!! MALCOLM JONES JUST MOWED DOWN IMPACT FROM BEHIND AND NOW JONES AND THERON ARE SHARING LEFT AND RIGHT HANDS!!

Nick Angel: Jones makes the save and he’s beating Theron down in the corner, meanwhile Dubian is now hitting Impact with lefts and rights. Jones charges Nikolas and clotheslines him right out of the ring. Dubian shoots Impact toward the ropes and Malcolm Jones pulls the top rope down, sending Impact tumbling out toward Theron Nikolas… and Nikolas helps Impact to his feet.

Kawajai: Impact and Jones! Dubian and Nikolas at Wicked Games for the Answers World Championship! WICKED GAMES… JOIN US!!! GOODNIGHT!

(The camera pans as all four men can be seen yelling at each other as Dubian motions to Nikolas that the Answers World Championship will be around his waist.)

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Showdown 11/10/2018

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