( EAW Intro Plays )
( We jump straight into a special video package featuring Voltage Elitists as the chosen theme, “About to Get Crazy” by Oh The Larceny, starts up—establishing the tone for the kick-off of EAW’s two-day FPV event. )
( The video footage features silhouettes of various Voltage stars against the familiar shades of neon pinks, blues, and violets in the outrun-style of graphics, with our Voltage stars posing and taunting as the first verse progresses, each drum beat signaling for an immediate transition from one Elitist to the next. )
( As the first chorus dies down, we transition to the arena where multi-color pyro begins firing off from the stage, the titantron, the turnbuckles, prompting the capacity crowd to finally release every ounce of energy they’ve built up, and signalling that they’re ready for our show to begin. )
( The camera pans over the capacity crowd, now unable to contain their excitement for tonight’s show, cheering and applauding as our ring announcers tune in and begin coverage of our show: )
Kawajai: We welcome you all to the Voltage hosted event, WICKED GAMES! You are looking live at the sold out Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana! We have an incredible lineup here for you all tonight, including our main event—Rex McAllister defending the EAW World Heavyweight Championship against the Hall of Famer, Heart Break Boy!
Nick Angel: Not only that, Kawajai—tonight, we’re gonna get to see two of Showdown’s biggest stars, Diamond Cage and Scott Diamond, going toe to toe once again in a rematch for the EAW Championship! And we have a few guests from Dynasty as well—including Impact who will be going one on one with Voltage’s Malcolm Jones in a STREET FIGHT! As well as Cameron Ella Ava taking on Mr. DEDEDE in hopes that she can finally put an end to the hell she has been put through at the hands of the 1%! The EAW Universe is ready to rock and roll tonight at the inaugural Wicked Games event! We don’t plan on wasting any time here, as we head straight into the action starting with Malcolm Jones taking on Impact in singles action!
(Bella Braxton is shown for the first time in the middle of the ring in a Fashion Nova dress and some Christian Louboutin Red Bottom shoes, several whistles can be heard from the thirsty neckbeards in the crowd before she begins speaking)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Nick Angel: I swear to god if I hear one more smark shout out–
Several members of the audience: ONE FALL!
(The arena lights shift to flickering, blinding white lights, paired with “Can I Live” by Jay Z. Impact steps out onto the stage facing away from the crowd while he’s showered with boos. As he makes his way to the ring, a kid reaches out for a high five anyways and he yells “Sit your ass down, Brian” at him.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from Seattle Washington, weighing in at 240 pounds…..IMMMMMMMMMMMPAAAACTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!
Nick Angel: Unreal. Just like this guy, Kawa! I’ve been waiting for this matchup for some time. What’s more pure than two competitors standing toe to toe after a week of heated arguments? Some personal stuff’s been thrown out there. We’re going to see a good old fashioned FIGHT!
(“Pray for Em” by Meek Mill blares through the arena speakers as Malcolm Jones steps out from behind the curtain in his signature black bomber jacket and chains. He makes a focused beeline toward the ring, keeping his eyes on Impact the entire time.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Harlem, New York, weighing in at 230 pounds….MALCOLMMMMMMMMM JOOOOOOOOOOONNNEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
Kawajai: Here’s a guy who does it the right way, Angel! Jones, on the surface might strike you as the kind of guy that’s just here for the fame and fortune, but anyone from the back will tell you that this guy has exactly the right demeanor to be successful in this industry. His motivation is success!
Nick Angel: Get real, Kawa. Malcolm might be driven for success, but Impact is already an established Hall of Famer and he hasn’t lost a step in the ring!
Kawajai: Yeah, and as a member of the Hall of Fame, I’m telling you right now not to downplay this man MJ!
Nick Angel: Wait, you’re in the Hall of Fame??
Kawajai: Look out! As Jones was taking off his jacket, Impact took a cheap shot and throws an elbow across his forehead! He’s got a leg-up before the bell even sounds now, beating Jones mercilessly with lefts and rights…and now throws him shoulder-first into the ringpost! Good god, what an impact! Impact is yelling at the referee to ring the bell and start the match!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Nick Angel: Impact strips away the jacket and throws it down to the canvas, bringing Jones to his feet and wrenching his arm to work more on that shoulder. Jones now down to the mat as Impact presses a knee to the center of his spine, pulling back on that arm. You might expect a street fight out of these two but Impact is smart enough to know where he excels most in the squared circle!
Kawajai: Jones wraps his ankles around the rope and Impact is forced to break the hold, immediately getting back on Jones to drag him to his feet. He hooks the arms in a double underhook position and there’s the backbreaker! Jones planted RIGHT on the dropped down knee of Impact! Caught right on the upper back and shoulder again! Impact with a quick cover now!
But a kickout! Jones far too resilient to give in to that!
Nick Angel: Impact jaws at the referee to count faster and brings Jones back up once more, whipping him into the ropes and going for a clothesline, but Jones ducks under and hits the ropes again. Impact goes for a back-body drop but Jones has it scouted, sending a kick to the jaw–no! Impact catches his boot! But there’s the enzuigiri from Jones! What an exchange!
Kawajai: But back to his feet quickly is Impact as Jones continues the offense, bouncing off the corner of the ring and charging for a swinging neckbreaker! It connects! Jones is on a roll here now! MJ sizes up his opponent as Impact is back to his feet and is met immediately with a dropkick. Back up again but Jones bounces off the ropes, ducks under a clothesline from the groggy Impact, and there’s the tornado DD–NO! Impact reverses it into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker!
Nick Angel: AGAIN Jones is driven onto that shoulder and back area and immediately any and all momentum he had going for him is stopped dead in its tracks! Impact takes a moment to regain his composure as he looks to slow this thing down again.
Kawajai: Impact gets on top of Jones and shoves him back into the corner. There’s a knife-edged chop to the bare chest of Jones! And now a couple of kicks to the midsection before putting him in a headlock and hitting the snap suplex to the canvas! Here’s another quick cover by the quintessential champion!
TWO!!!! Jones kicks out again quickly!
Nick Angel: Impact right back on that shoulder, locking in a shoulder submission quickly to work on that injured right shoulder of Jones! Classic wrestling awareness by one of the all-time greats! He’s barking at the referee to ask Jones if he’s going to submit, but Jones is having none of it!
Kawajai: The longer this hold is locked in, the more damage is sustained to that shoulder, Angel! Jones is trying to get to his feet, hold still in tact, and now he does, backing Impact into the corner to break it up and deliver a knee to the midsection now. And now the offense opens back up for Jones! Lefts and rights into Impact like he’s a slab of meat!
Nick Angel: I know a thing or two about beating meat, Kawa, and this is what it looks like! Impact is helpless and has to protect his face, shielding with his arms before Jones whips him across the ring–no, a reversal on that irish whip as Jones goes into the corner and Impact charges, but Malcolm Jones gets the boot up!
Kawajai: Jones with the headlock now as he steps up to the second rope. High risk here as he calls for that tornado DDT again! But Impact reverses it again and drops him to the mat! Jones back to his feet trying to sustain that momentum but he’s quickly clotheslined over the top rope and to the outside.
Nick Angel: Look at this, Kawa! Impact off the ropes and slides into that injured shoulder! A baseball slide connecting to that shoulder AGAIN before Jones comes crashing into the base of our commentary table!
Kawajai: Impact might be knocking on the door of his 40’s, but he’s out here moving like he’s got all the youth in the world!
Nick Angel: Gotta stay away from the young ones, Kawa. That’s what got Carlos and Nigey in trouble!
Kawajai: Save the story of the soccer tournament orgy for later, Nick, because Impact is systematically taking control of Jones here! Impact is calling for Jones to get back up to his feet, not wanting to give up his ring positioning as Jones climbs to the apron.
Nick Angel: And as he does, Impact springboards off the ropes for a–No! Jones catches him and drops his throat right across that top rope! Impact down to the mat as Jones slides back into the ring and immediately starts stomping down on Impact whose doing his best to cover up again!
Kawajai: This is turning into an absolute mugging, Nick! Jones drops the elbow down to the chest of Impact to drop his arms from shielding his face and now Jones is throwing straight rights and lefts to Impact while he’s down on the mat! The referee might have to step in here!
Nick Angel: Jones drops the knee on Impact for good measure before climbing to the top rope now. Another high risk maneuver in the works for the rose that grew from the concrete jungle! He dives….THE RE-UP! Jones with a leg drop right across the throat and chest of Impact! And now here’s the cover!
But Impact gets a shoulder up!
Kawajai: Jones withstood the onslaught by Impact targeting that shoulder and now it seems like the tables are turning here in terms of momentum! Jones gets Impact up to his feet and whips him hard into the turnbuckle, following up with that signature running knee to the gut! Impact’s hunched over and Jones is staying right on him, throwing him back into the ropes…held up high! UPTOWN RIDE! Impact DRIVEN into the mat and immediately covered again! This could very well do it!
But again Impact kicks out! Jones has to stay composed here!
Nick Angel: And Impact’s going to have to figure out a way to slow this match back down. Jones…LOOK OUT HER! Impact is in trouble! Jones sees blood in the water and is going for the Cocaina Clutch! If this is locked in, this could do it right here! Jones has the arms wrapped around the neck and head of Impact as Impact is trying desperately to avoid the leg-wrap! But to no avail! Impact is TRAPPED in this submission hold!
Kawajai: Impact is racing against the clock here as Jones is putting every ounce of his frustration into this hold! He could choke Impact out if Impact doesn’t find a way out of this hold, Nick! Jones is screaming out in exasperation, yelling at Impact to tap out or be choked out! Impact has virtually nowhere to go but is doing everything he can to hold on! He’s reaching his arm out to the ropes but he’s fading! Fighting! But he’s fading fast!
Nick Angel: Jones is doing everything he can to put the old dog down! But Impact is trying to roll over closer to the ropes! He’s throwing his arms back to try to get loose and it’s surprisingly looking like it’s working, Kawa! I think that sustained offense against Jones’ shoulder is making it hard to lock the Cocaina Clutch in tight enough! Impact is still in this!!! He–Impact gets to the ropes! Jones HAS to break the hold!
Kawajai: Jones is beside himself, frustrated that he couldn’t keep the hold locked in tight enough to guarantee the victory! He hangs over the middle rope, down on his knees as Impact rolls to the apron to try to catch his breath. Jones is trying to figure out what he’s got left in the tank as he gets to his feet and tries to stretch out that shoulder, reaching over the top rope to–Impact with a thumb to the eyes!
Nick Angel: Impact back into the ring now and runs up behind his opponent…THE HAIL MARY! Jones planted face first with that full nelson facebuster! Jones rolls onto his back but Impact has this burst off offense AGAIN! He goes to the ropes on the opposite side of the ring, springboards…into THE FLIGHT SIGHTS! LIONSAULT BY IMPACT! JONES IS NOW IN TROUBLE! Just like that, Impact has turned the tides!
Kawajai: Impact decides not to go for the pinfall, because he’s got something else in mind. Impact has Jones flipped face down, and here it is folks! WALLS OF IMPACT APPLIED! The long game has been executed by Impact and now Jones is in BIG trouble! Impact is digging his knee into the back of Jones’ head and pulling his legs back! All that pressure is being applied to the spine and shoulder of Jones! He CANNOT hold on for that much longer!
Nick Angel: It’s only a matter of time now! Impact had the perfect gameplan and he’s been executing it from start to finish. You can see the pain painted on Jones’ face as he desperately reaches toward the ropes! He’s more than a foot away from any sort of salvation! Impact slightly stands to pull him back to the center of the ring now!
Kawajai: BUT MALCOLM JONES GRABS THE BACK OF HIS LEG AND PULLS HIM OUT FROM UNDER HIMSELF! Jones scrambles to the other side of the ring to pull himself up in the corner, but Impact charges at him! JONES! C-NOTE! SPEAR BURSTING OUT OF THE CORNER! Jones is CLUTCHING at his shoulder as he pounds his fists into the mat and jumps back up to his feet. This is PURE adrenaline here, Nick!
Nick Angel: Impact is lying flat on his back in the center of the ring and Malcolm Jones is making his way back up to the top rope for the third time in this contest! Jones is laboring as he sets his feet up top; the crowd is sitting at the edge of their seats and are prepared to stand. Jones is putting it ALL on the line right here! He stretches out his shoulder one last time as he points to the sky and leaps across the ring…THE FIVE-STAR SWAG SPLASH!!!
Kawajai: Malcolm Jones body has just been DRIVEN into Impact’s as he bounces off of him and holds at his torso! Jones sprawls out across Impact, attempting to hook the leg as best he can with that injured shoulder! Here’s the cover!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Pray for Em” by Meek Mill plays once more as Jones returns to his feet slowly as he continues favoring his shoulder. The referee raises his arm.)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…MALCOLMMMMM JOOOOOOOOONNNESSSSSSS!!!!!!
Nick Angel: Somehow, someway Malcolm Jones was able to overcome the sustained offense of Impact and come out victorious in this one, Kawa!
Kawajai: And you have to be impressed by it, Nick. It’s one thing to trash talk, but to get it done in the ring is what really matters! Jones stands tall in this one, and there’s no telling just how far this victory can catapult him moving forward.
(Wicked Games fades to the backstage area where Sofia Clark is standing by with Ahren Fournier and Kassidy Heart. The Starboi and Gurl of EAW are both looking like an absolute PETA nightmare tonight. Kassidy wears a pair of high-waisted leather shorts, a black lace and leather bra-style top, black leopard print boots, and an extremely expensive looking white fur coat. Her long blonde locks are done in perfect Victoria’s Secret angel-style curls and of course her glam is flawless. Ahren is dressed in pretty much a similar kind of outfit; black leather pants, leopard print boots, and expensive looking fur. #AllFurErrythang. Sofia and Kassidy are staring daggers at one another.)
Sofia Clarke (to Kassidy): Shouldn’t you be getting ready for Bloodletter?
Kassidy Heart: Do you really think I give a fuck about that corrupt ass show right now? Please Sofia. Go fuck yourself. This has nothing to do with Empire or Bloodletter. This is about Magnum Opus, and more specifically about Ahren Fournier.
(Ahren doesn’t even acknowledge Sofia’s presence.)
Sofia Clarke: Ahr-
(Kassidy almost immediately cuts off Sofia.)
Kassidy Heart: No. You see, you aren’t going to ask Ahren anything Sofia. In fact, you’re not even gunna stand here and breathe the same air as the GOAT, so go away. If EAW wants an interview from the future EAW World Champion, I’ll be the one conducting it. Thank you for your time.
(Kassidy shoos Sofia away and looks up at Ahren. He lowers his sunglasses and gives her an amused look.)
Kassidy Heart: Starboi. GOAT King. The future of EAW. How are you tonight?
Ahren Fournier: Ba. BAA. BAA. BAA. BAA. Join me Kassidy. Join in the chant of my native tongue. BAAA!!!! OF COURSE I’M ALL JAZZED UP ON A FRAPPUCCINO. I’ve got that good drank in me. You know what I mean?
(Kassidy smiles and nods at Ahren.)
Kassidy Heart: Obvi. I know that tonight you step into the ring against Voltage’s own Assault Rifle, Noah Reigner. Now, since I am conducting this interview I am going to maintain an air of professionalism, and not mention how incredibly delusional and rather stupid Noah is. I don’t think it’s fair to say that the last two weeks have exposed him for the hot-headed and arrogant piece of shit that I have always known him to be. I also won’t sit here and poke holes in all the things he attempted to say, and fell rather flat about. What I will say is that this match has turned personal. Are you ready for whatever might happen come tonight?
Ahren Fournier: Well of course when you’re locked into a war of words against the GOAT, you have to be on your A game. The GOAT has made many of men look like fools, and has exposed them to be ignorant, angry bois. See, Ahren doesn’t get angry. He doesn’t get peeved. And that’s because he’s not an angry boi; he’s just a Starboi. Noah Reigner should reign in his emotions and see that he doesn’t need to go shoot up any place with his assault rifle just to get his point across. But you know Kass? I don’t even know what his point is. He was mad because I was invited on a show that he currently resides on, and asked as politely as can be, for a title match against the champion on the brand I currently reside on. Someone has a bit of inferiority complex, and it’s SAD. This is the future that EAW has in store for them? Hmm. Someone might not be as confident as he likes to cast to the world. Am I right K Dawg? Or am I right?
Kassidy Heart (covering the microphone): If you ever call me K Dawg again, I will slap the shit out of you.
Ahren Fournier: No you won’t because I’m the mother fuckin’ GOAT. AND, Starboi. That’s two things Kass. I’m a big deal.
Kassidy Heart (rolling her eyes): ANYWAYS. One of the things Noah decided to speak about this week was the fact that Diamond Cage couldn’t seem fucked enough to address you. Well, I think we all saw Showdown. I think we all heard what Cage had to say. He’s always claims to be a fighting champion, the face of this company, the hero that we don’t deserve. Well the phony lil hero bitch that is Diamond Cage knows damn well that if he retains tonight, he is gunna be staring you right in the eyes. You can only avoid your fate for so long, and Cage’s time as champion is coming to an end. But of course, I’m a professional interviewer. So Ahren, when and if the time comes and you find yourself in a match for the EAW World Championship, what will that mean for Elite Answers Wrestling as a whole?
Ahren Fournier: What would an EAW World Championship reign by the GOAT of GOATs, the Starboi of EAW mean? Obvi the clouds would break, and we’d see sunshine for the first time. FINALLY, someone that actually had to work for what he got. FINALLY, someone that can connect with the hardworking people that cheer for EAW. Right. So the majority of the EAW fanbase are cheeto eating, obese, 50-year old virgins that still live in their parents basements, BUT I’M FIGHTING FOR THEM KASS. They can live vicariously through Ahren Fournier and through that they can finally find out what certain things feel like; a vagina for one, being a winner as well, and so many other things. See, when I’m out grazing in the fields, being the GOAT that I am, I always find myself wondering how the regular people live their lives. I always think, hmm, not everyone is as fortunate as myself to be in this pasture grazing in the sun, being as GOAT as I. Some people don’t even see the sun for years and years; though it’s their own doing. You know bottom dwelling basement dumpster children, and what not.. I can’t help but feel bad for them. The incels, the Beta Males, those who can’t seem to make it on their own. SO OF COURSE GOATY FOURNIER is on the scene, and he’s going to make it right for all those vagina repellents. They see me. They wanna be me. I am who they want to be. You might as well call me Tyler Durden in this bitch, because I’m the epitome of everyone’s fantasy human. And Diamond Cage? Yikes. No one trying to see that shit. No one is trying to be that homeless looking fuck. It’s all about All Fur Errythang ™. Yes I trademarked that just now. If you say it, you will be sued. I’m sorry my GOAT children. That’s just the way it is. But yeah. I forgot the question. Diamond Cage sucks though.
Kassidy Heart: He does suck, actually, and so does Noah Reigner. And you know what, fuck professionalism. These past two weeks have exposed Noah Reigner for exactly what he is and that is a big fish in a small pond. The people he’s faced thus far in EAW had been nobodies and rejects. The second he climbed into the ring with actual competition such as myself he failed to get the job done. For all the stupid shit he talked, he didn’t do a goddamn thing to back it up once he faced off against me. I suck? Please, bitch. If I sucked so bad, then he should have been able to pin me to the mat for the 1… 2… 3. But he didn’t and he definitely isn’t going to be able to pin Ahren. Noah Reigner is a piece of garbage and Diamond Cage, well he’s just a piece of shit. Wicked Games is the birth of the future champion of EAW… it is the beginning of Ahren Fournier’s rise to the top of this place, and once we both get going, there’s no stopping us.
Ahren Fournier: Baa baa bye bitch.
Kassidy Heart: Magnum Opus always wins.
(Kassidy drops the mic and the scene from backstage fades out.)
(Highlights of the feud between Xander Payne, Charlie Marr, & Jackson Blayde play climaxing at their final encounter last Voltage where Xander Payne left Charlie Marr laid out after his match with Blayde.)
(Bella Braxton is once again shown in the middle of the ring)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! And is a qualifying match for the Elimination Chamber at Road to Redemption!
(‘Still Hungry’ by Adelitas Way starts playing and the lights start flashing gold. The words ‘Still Hungry’ can be seen flashing on the stage as Jackson Blayde and Cherise make their way out to the ring. Cherise kisses Blayde on the cheek and blows a kiss at the audience as Blayde flexes his abs and poses for the New Orleans crowd. Cherise makes her way backstage and Blayde makes his way down to the ring.)
Kawajai: Probably a smart move for Cherise to go to the back for this one, Nick, as this rivalry between Blayde, Xander Payne and Charlie Marr has gotten personal and the stakes got even higher when we found out it would be a qualifying match for the Elimination Chamber and the winner will enter the match last at Road to Redemption. This could get violent.
Nick Angel: You’re right and the attacks we saw last week on Voltage by Marr and Payne were brutal and clearly designed to try and weaken one another before this match.
(The lights go out and ‘It Follows’ by Cane Hill blares throughout the arena as its filled with darkness. As the guitar riffs begin, Xander Payne makes his way out to the stage, scanning the crowd as he walks towards the ramp, pausing a moment before beginning his descent down. He stands in the center of the stage with a spotlight solely on him. Payne begins walking as soon as the chorus of ‘It Follows’ begins. While walking down the ramp, Xander Payne yells at crowd members who are booing and jeering him yelling ‘it’s my time.’)
Kawajai: It’s been a while since we saw Xander Payne win, Nick, and on this stage, with this opportunity – now would be the time for a major comeback.
(‘It Ain’t Safe’ by Skepta blasts through the arena PA system and there is an initial big pop for Charlie Marr followed by a mixed reaction. Marr goes out to the smoke-filled stage stroking his beard, taking a moment to look at the capacity crowd in the Smoothie King Center before b-lining toward the ring.)
Kawajai: Charlie Marr is all business. He doesn’t want to wait; he’s telling the referee to ring the bell!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Kawajai: We begin this match with all three men standing in the middle of the ring staring each other down and there is a look of intensity on Charlie Marr’s face I’m not sure I’ve ever seen before. Xander Payne begins yelling in the face of Charlie Marr… AND MARR DELIVERS A HUGE HEADBUTT RIGHT TO THE FACE OF XANDER PAYNE! That sent him straight to the mat on his back and now Marr and Jackson Blayde are trading right and left hands, going at each other early on here. We see Xander Payne roll out of the ring, clutching his face, as Charlie Marr has now backed Jackson Blayde into the corner turnbuckle.
Nick Angel: A knife-edge chop to the chest of Blayde. That one could be heard from the Superdome! Marr now whips Blayde into the opposite corner and follows up right behind him with a huge corner clothesline. In true Charlie Marr fashion, Marr presses his boot to the throat of Blayde in the corner as the referee demands he lets go but Charlie sees little reason to! Watch out!
Kawajai: Xander Payne is back in the ring with a release German Suplex onto Charlie Marr who was busy choking Jackson Blayde with that size 13 boot! Payne sent Marr clear across the ring with that one. Payne charges Marr once more and begins stomping on his head as Marr tries to put his hands up to protect himself. Blayde charges out of the corner toward Payne… BACKSTABBER! Blayde with a backstabber to Payne who was trying to get some revenge from that vicious head-butt at the start of this match. Blayde grabs Charlie Marr by his beard to lift him to his feet!
Jackson Blayde: Come on, baby face!
Nick Angel: SPIKE DDT! A huge DDT to Marr and Blayde immediately goes for the pin.
Kawajai: Xander Payne is right there to break up the pin with an axe-handle and he immediately lifts Blayde to his feet and delivers a huge uppercut and follows it up with another in succession which sends Blayde wobbling backward. Blayde lands on the ropes and puts both of his arms around them in order to stay on his feet. Xander Payne charges, looking for a clothesline, but Blayde instead lifts Xander Payne over his head, sending him toppling over the ropes and onto the floor below. Blayde looks back up toward Charlie Marr… A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE OF BLAYDE WHICH SENDS HIM RIGHT OUT OF THE RING!
Nick Angel: Charlie Marr out of nowhere with that big boot to the face of Jackson Blayde which looked like it could’ve decapitated him. We’ve got to see that once again. Marr is now climbing to the top turnbuckle, not something we often see him do… BLAYDE AND PAYNE ARE BOTH STUMBLING TO THEIR FEET-
Kawajai: CHARLIE MARR WITH A MOONSAULT TO THE OUTSIDE ONTO BOTH MEN! What a move! I think that was a shout-out to his partner Daryl Kinkade, but whatever the case, it was surely effective. All three men are on the outside now and Charlie Marr is right back to his feet after that successful aerial maneuver. Marr lifts Jackson Blayde up and whips him right into the steel steps. Marr now lifts Xander Payne to his feet, oh no…
Nick Angel: PAYNE IS WHIPPED RIGHT INTO JACKSON BLAYDE AND PAYNE’S GIANT CARCASS JUST CRUSHED BLAYDE IN BETWEEN THOSE STEEL STEPS! Marr takes a minute to soak in the carnage he has just inflicted and picks Blayde up by the tights and slings him back into the ring. Marr hooks the leg of Blayde!
Kawajai: Not yet! Blayde kicks out despite just being crushed by the weight of Xander Payne. Charlie Marr is looking to inflict more punishment now, he lifts Blayde by his tights once again and slams his forearm into the back of Blayde. Marr pulls back Blayde and slams his forearm into the back once again. Marr goes to do it once more, but Xander Payne has slid back into the ring! PAYNE WITH A SUPER-KICK, BLAYDE DUCKS, AND MARR EATS IT!
Nick Angel: Payne looks to super-kick Blayde, but Blayde ducks once again! Payne turns around and receives a swift kick to the stomach from Jackson Blayde. GUT-WRENCH POWERBOMB TO XANDER PAYNE, WHAT STRENGTH FROM JACKSON BLAYDE! HE COVERS PAYNE!
Kawajai: CHARLIE MARR WITH A SHOTGUN DROPKICK TO BLAYDE! NOW MARR IS PINNING PAYNE!
Nick Angel: And Payne kicks out! Blayde is on the mat clenching that lower-back which has received a lot of punishment tonight. Marr looks at Blayde and then looks at Payne – both men are down – and it looks like Charlie Marr is plotting something. Marr has a wide-eyed look on his face and he stands up and exits the ring. MARR GRABS A CHAIN FROM UNDER THE RING!
Kawajai: MARR’S GONNA END THIS MATCH RIGHT HERE! Marr wraps that chain around his fist and then rolls back into the ring, he used this on Jackson Blayde last week! Marr waits a moment for Jackson Blayde to shake the cob webs and stumble back to his feet – Blayde turns around and Marr swings! BLAYDE DUCKS!
Nick Angel: SEEING RED! MARR RAN RIGHT INTO THE DISCUS PALM STRIKE FROM THE RECOVERED XANDER PAYNE! Marr rolls out of the ring. Blayde charges Payne, but Payne ducks and Blayde flies off the ropes, charging Payne once again… POP-UP POWERBOMB!
Kawajai: NO, BLAYDE COUNTERS INTO A ROLL-UP PIN!
Nick Angel: Payne kicks out right at three, just in time, and pops right back to his feet. Payne struggles back up to his feet now and Blayde meets him there. Payne swings with a haymaker to Blayde. WAIT, BLAYDE STRIKES BACK AND PAYNE IS ROCKED WITH THAT PUNCH. WAIT, HE HAD THE CHAIN!
Kawajai: HE PICKED UP THAT CHAIN OF CHARLIE MARR’S AND PUNCHED PAYNE IN THE FACE WITH IT! Blayde smiles at the camera and drops down and pins the knocked out Xander Payne!
Nick Angel: Charlie Marr just yanked the referee out of the ring! Marr rolls back into the ring and kicks Jackson Blayde before he could get back to his feet from pinning Payne. Marr throws Blayde out of the ring and pins Payne himself, motioning for the referee to make the count!
Kawajai: Blayde yanks Charlie Marr’s foot and brings him to the outside and swings with a left hand but Charlie Marr blocks it. Charlie Marr attempts to kick Blayde but Blayde catches the right leg of Marr – Blayde throws down the leg and strikes Marr with a kick to the stomach of his own; FRACTURE DDT ON THE OUTSDE TO CHARLIE MARR FROM JACKSON BLAYDE! It would be wise to get Marr to the inside to get the cover after that.
Nick Angel: Blayde instead turns his attention to Xander Payne inside the ring who is on his knees finally getting his bearings back. Blayde rolls into the ring and catches a scrambling Xander Payne, pulling him back up by his spiked hair. It appears Blayde is going for a german-suplex but Payne manages to struggle out. Payne swiftly swings his leg back and delivers a low-blow to Jackson Blayde, taking all of the momentum away from him. Blayde drops to his knees and Payne follows up with a super-kick to the chin of Blayde! PAYNE PINS HIM!
Kawajai: CHARLIE MARR FLIES OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH AN ELBOW DROP TO BREAK UP THE PIN! I didn’t even see him coming. Marr landed right on Payne with the point of his elbow, but surely that had to affect Jackson Blayde as well. There has been a lot of pinfall attempts in this match and there is a reason for that, the opportunity that is on the line means more than anything to these men – a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship.
Nick Angel: The action continues in the ring now as Charlie Marr is once again back to his feet. Marr strokes his beard and points at Blayde for him to stand up and this sold-out crowd cheers for the gesture. Blayde uses the ropes to get back to his feet but Marr is already there to meet him with a left hand and then a kick to the stomach. Marr sets up Blayde!
Kawajai: JACKSON BLAYDE ROLLS OUT OF THE POWERBOMB POSITION AND TAKES MARR TO THE GROUND… AND LOCKS IN THE TIGERLOCK! JACKSON BLAYDE’S KNEE IS FIRMLY ON THE HEAD OF CHARLIE MARR!
Nick Angel: Charlie Marr is in pain and his hand is in the air. Jackson Blayde might make Charlie Marr tap out right here at Wicked Games – XANDER PAYNE BREAKS UP THE HOLD WITH YET ANOTHER SUPER-KICK which sends Blayde to the outside. Blayde releases the hold on Marr who crawls away clutching his back, but Blayde remains stumbling on his feet. Xander Payne follows up with another super-kick, no, he fakes it! PAYNE SPITS IN THE FACE OF JACKSON BLAYDE AND THEN FOLLOWS UP WITH THE THIRD SUPER KICK!
Kawajai: Xander Payne turns around to Charlie Marr who is already back to his vertical base! THE HEADMASTER RITUAL, A SPINEBUSTER AND PAYNE IS DRIVEN INTO THE MAT! CHARLIE MARR HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
Nick Angel: NO!! BLAYDE, FROM THE OUTSIDE, PUT XANDER PAYNE’S FOOT ON THE ROPE! The referee barely caught it, but it stopped the pin. And the look of frustration on Charlie Marr’s face could not be put into words. Jackson Blayde is exhausted on the outside, he couldn’t break up the pin, but he used his ring awareness to stop Marr from getting the victory.
Kawajai: Charlie Marr is on the hunt; he rolls to the outside and he is now stalking Jackson Blayde.
Charlie Marr: You dumb fucking idiot!
Kawajai: Marr just grabbed a chair from under the butt of Bella Braxton… OH MY, JACKSON BLAYDE TURNS AROUND AND HE ALSO HAS A CHAIR! THE CROWD POPS!
Nick Angel: Both of these men are staring one another down respectively holding steel chairs. CHARLIE MARR SWINGS ERRATICALLY! BUT JACKSON BLAYDE BLOCKS IT! Watch out now, BLAYDE SWINGS – BUT CHARLIE USES HIS CHAIR TO BLOCK IT!
Kawajai: The eyes are wide on Blayde now. Charlie lifts his chair up to swing and Blayde lifts his –
Nick Angel: XANDER PAYNE WITH A PLANCHA OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE AND JUST WIPES OUT BOTH CHARLIE MARR AND JACKSON BLAYDE WHO WERE READY TO TAKE EACH OTHER’S HEADS OFF!
Kawajai: On replay, Nick, you can clearly tell Jackson Blayde took the brunt of that, with the full weight of Xander Payne coming down on both him and that chair that landed on top of him. As all three men are down, Xander Payne uses the ring apron for leverage to get to his feet again. A massive offensive move from Payne has finally moved the momentum in his corner. Payne lifts Jackson Blayde and rolls him into the ring… he crawls to him and makes the cover!
Kawajai: No, no! Blayde kicks out and is still in this match. Payne lifts up Jackson Blayde following the pin fall attempt and yells in his face! Payne whips Blayde toward the ropes, Blayde comes running back toward Xander Payne… POP-UP POWERBOMB CONNECTS! THIS THING’S OVER!
Nick Angel: JACKSON BLAYDE KICKS OUT! JACKSON BLAYDE GOT THE SHOULDER UP AT TWO AND A HALF. Charlie Marr is half way in the ring and he can’t believe it, he thought this opportunity was gone, but by the willpower of Jackson Blayde, this match isn’t over! Charlie Marr springs into action and begins hammering Xander Payne with right hands just as he got to his feet. Xander Payne fires back with several rights and lefts of his own! Both of these men are trading shots in sequence and this crowd is on their feet. Xander Payne gets the upper hand with a knee to the gut of Charlie Marr and he whips him into the corner. From the opposite corner, Payne charges toward Marr… BUT MARR MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND PAYNE GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST!
Kawajai: SCHOOL-BOY ROLL-UP TO MARR FROM BEHIND! BLAYDE’S GOT HIM ROLLED UP AND HE’S GOT THE TIGHTS AS WELL!
Kawajai: CHARLIE MARR KICKS OUT OF THE DIRTY ROLLUP BY BLAYDE! Marr shoots back to his feet as does Jackson Blayde. Blayde looks to kick Marr, but Marr blocks the kick. Marr runs toward Blayde for a clothesline, but Blayde ducks… ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO MARR! BUT NO, MARR DUCKS! CHARING CROSS FROM CHARLIE MARR, A DISCUS LARIAT, BUT JACKSON BLAYDE CATCHES THE ARM OF CHARLIE MARR… DECAPITATOR CHOKE!!!
Nick Angel: JACKSON BLAYDE HAS THAT GOGOPLATA LOCKED ON CHARLIE MARR! HE’S GOT NO WHERE TO GO! HE’S GOTTA TAP OR HE’S GOING TO PASS OUT!
Kawajai: Xander Payne, XANDER PAYNE!!! A HUGE CANONBALL SENTON RIGHT INTO THE CHEST OF JACKSON BLAYDE! Charlie Marr has been released from the Decapitator Choke after that huge move from Xander Payne who has been stifling Jackson Blayde all night. Blayde is clenching his chest and it looks like all the air was taken right ou-
Nick Angel: CHARING CROSSSSSSS! CHARLIE MARR CONNECTS WITH THE CHARING CROSS ONTO XANDER PAYNE AS SOON AS PAYNE REACHED HIS FEET! MARR THROWS JACKSON BLAYDE OUT OF THE RING… AND HE FALLS OVER THE BODY OF XANDER PAYNE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner and the first qualifier for the Elimination Chamber Match at Road to Redemption… CHARLIIIEEEEEE MARRRRRR!!
Kawajai: HUGE victory here for Charlie Marr! He just punched his ticket in for Road to Redemption where he’s penciled in as the first qualifier for Voltage’s Extreme Elimination Chamber!
Nick Angel: They say when one door closes another one opens and this has been the case for Charlie who has not had the best past two months or so, losing at Territorial Invasion War Games AND losing his possession of the National Elite Championship! However, he has a whole new opportunity with world championship incentives, congrats to him!
(An elaborate video package airs focusing on the feud between Lethal Consequences and VIP before cutting back to the arena which is decorated with Lethal Consequences logos, merch, and colors. Everyone in the audience has been forced to wear a Lethal Consequences t-shirt and the EAW logo has been changed to read LCW or Lethal Consequences Wrestling. The ring apron reads “LC’s World” on each side as acoustic guitars are shown placed all around the ring and the ramp. A large carpet is shown being rolled out down the ramp with pictures of Lethal Consequences. The LED screens all around the arena have been set to show various mountain ranges.)
Nick Angel: If you saw Pain for Pride Se7en then this might all look very familiar to you.
Kawajai: I was there. I saw. Wait was I? I don’t know but it was glorious. Lethal Consequences had an entire match based around himself with ridiculous rules that made it all but guaranteed that he would win.
Nick Angel: Yeah and he still lost… to Jacob Senn.
Kawajai: We don’t speak his name…
Nick Angel: Anyway this is a whole new year, a whole new match, a whole new Lethal Consequences! There is no way that lightning can strike twice! This is his world Kawa!
(The camera cuts to Bella Braxton in the ring who is shown wearing a dress with Lethal Consequences’ face painted onto it and looking disgusted with herself.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE fall… and it is an LC’s World Match!!!! The rules are as follows….
Rule One: When LC is being pinned, the Referee must count up to five, and when LC’s opponents are pinned the Referee’s will count the normal three…
Rule Two: Only Lethal Consequences can maneuver submissions, and ropes will NOT break the submission in this matchup. If the referee must remind you more than twice that you are not allowed to maneuver submissions on Lethal Consequences, you will be DISQUALIFIED…
Rule Three: Weapons are NOT ALLOWED in this match by anyone besides Lethal Consequences himself…. Extreme Rules only apply to LETHAL CONSEQUENCES…
Rule Four: Lethal Consequences has no time limit outside of the ring, but his opponents have till the count of 10 to be outside of the ring or they will be counted out…
Rule Five: If anyone interferes in this match, they will be suspended for 100 days on the the SPOT… and they will be BARRED from Pain for Pride for the rest of their immediate career..
(“Blackout” by Company Flow blasts across the speakers as the entire stage and titantron turns into a massive mountain. LC then appears on the top of the mountain as he makes his way down across the carpet that has been laid out before him.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first from Oakland, California weighing in at 230 pounds… he is “Blue Moon” and the “Most Unique” but most importantly the “KOTM”… he is LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETHAL CONSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEQUENCES!!!!
(Lethal Consequences makes his way down to the ring as the men at ringside are forced to allow him to make out with their girlfriends per the rules of the LC’s World Match.)
Kawajai: Wait I didn’t know that was one of the rules…
Nick Angel: If he wants to you better be ready too Kawa.
(Lethal Consequences is shown entering the ring with a guitar in hand as fireworks blast off all around the arena.)
Nick Angel: What is next… Is he going to make money rain from the sky?
Kawajai: We must expect everything Nick!
(Suddenly all the lights in the arena go black as VIP steps out onto the stage.)
Nick Angel: Wow what a stunning entrance. I guess LC gets to make his opponent’s entrance too?
Kawajai: Probably. I don’t think I have seen a wrestler walk to the ring without music since like the 1960s tho. Awkward as fuck.
Drake: Yeah they wishin’ and wishin’ and wishin’ and wishin’ they wishin’ on me…
(The crowd erupts as Drake comes out and begins to rap “God’s Plan” live as VIP makes his way down to the ring.)
Nick Angel: Holy shit Kawa! VIP came prepared! LC looks enraged that VIP is upstaging him tonight! This isn’t VIP’s world… This is LC’s World! This doesn’t happen in LC’s World!!
Kawajai: Is that Kanye?
Nick Angel: :camby:
Bella Braxton: Introducing his opponent from Toronto, Ontario, Canada weighing in at 280 pounds he is “Vincent I. motherfucking Pride”… V!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(VIP makes his way down to the ring as Drake takes a seat in the front row to watch the match.)
Kawajai: VIP living out his dream tonight. I don’t think he even cares about the rest of this match now.
Nick Angel: In his own mind he has already won. :wow:
(DING! DING! DING!)
Nick Angel: We are underway as LC charges in wildly with a vicious Clothesline!
Kawajai: But VIP ducks! VIP with a School Boy roll up from behind!
Nick Angel: The kick out by LC before five! These bullshit rules really saving LC’s ass here tonight! In a regular match that would have been the most embarrassing defeat of his career! Luckily for him it was not! Just barely surviving his guitar appears to have been thrown across the ring dropping it during that pinball. LC back up as VIP mocks him for taking a 4 count immediately into the match. LC looks enraged as he immediately locks up with VIP in the ring!
Kawajai: Both men fighting here for control of the contest. It looks like VIP is taking over! VIP twists the arm of LC out of the socket but then immediately releases remembering he is not allowed to use submissions! I guess an arm bar would count as a submission. It is going to be tough for VIP to remember that rule here tonight I can tell! LC immediately takes advantage of VIP’s hesitation to twist the arm into an arm bar of his own! LC is allowed to use submissions here he can do anything he wants! If LC wants to chop up his opponent with a machete I am pretty sure he is allowed to do so!
Nick Angel: LC may go full on school shooter here tonight but for now he is sticking with some basic wrestling holds. VIP is on the ground struggling as he tries to break free. VIP reaches the ropes which doesn’t matter but allows him to get some leverage to move back up to his feet. VIP chops have on the arm of LC forcing the break as he begins to beat away at his opponent viciously! Submissions may be banned for him but strikes are clearly not! VIP with a Roundhouse Kick to the face of LC as Drake is shown jumping for joy at ringside.
Kawajai: Damn he is really getting into this match. LC falls to the mat holding his jaw in pain as VIP descends down on him with a relentless flurry of strikes. No! VIP hit with a low blow from LC! Right in front of the referee but there are No DQs for LC here tonight! LC looking extra proud of himself as VIP keels over in the ring. LC kicks him hard in the side as he runs off the ropes… Running Dropkick send VIP flying into the corner where he crashes side first into the ring post. Damn I can almost feel the pain from that in my ribs personally!
Nick Angel: LC considers picking up a guitar but then wags his finger taunting the audience. He is gonna make them wait before he does some real damage! Instead LC picking VIP up and tossing him across the ring. Back Body Drop connects! The altitude! VIP pulls himself up in the corner but LC is waiting for him as he connects with a hard Back Hand Chop! And another! And another! You can see the scarred chest tissue on the chest of VIP from where LC is chopping into him! He is filleting this motherfucker like a fish!
Kawajai: The referee can’t even stop him with his opponent in the ropes! LC can keep this up as long as he wants too! VIP falls down in the corner holding his chest in pain as LC drives his knee into the neck of VIP! Once again the referee is helpless as LC chokes the life out of VIP with what would usually be an illegal hold! Look VIP is fading! He is coughing up an lung looking like he is about to pass out! His eyes are rolling into the back of his head! He is done! LC finally releases the hold as he drags VIP out of the corner into the ring to go for the cover!
Nick Angel: VIP kicks out before three! I am surprised LC doesn’t have to just get a 1 count with how idiotically biased these match rules are towards him. LC pulls VIP back up and punches him into the corner. VIP groggily falls back as LC grabs him from behind and rams his head hard into the top turnbuckle! And the turnbuckle padding comes off! The LC logo branded turnbuckle padding literally just fell off! What kind of poverty ring construction company is this man even running? This ring is so badly made we could see serious injuries here tonight!
Kawajai: Is that a rusty nail sticking out of the ring mat? Wow you are right LC must really be hurting for money. I heard that he sold his EAW Hall of Fame ring to pay for all this shit. Wait Nick what are you doing stop pointing at it. Shit I think LC noticed! Nick sit down.
Nick Angel: I was trying to point out the rusty nail to the referee but it looks like LC noticed it instead. Shit no! He is lifting VIP!
Kawajai: And he slams him down hard on top of the rusty nail! The nail piercing though the back of VIP as he screams in pain! He prolly just punctured a kidney or some shit! VIP tries to rip the nail out but LC just shoves him back down into the mat as he pins him!
Nick Angel: The kick out by VIP! VIP tearing even more flesh off his back as he forces himself up with that nail in his back! VIP kicks LC away as he pulls as hard as he can to get back up!
Kawajai: Oh shit the ring mat just broke! Wait it’s made of wood underneath?!?!? Wow I never knew that.
Nick Angel: What did you think it was?
Kawajai: I don’t know. I thought it was just like a trampoline or some shit. Either that or the ring was just a solid block of concrete all the way thru idk.
Nick Angel: … You wrestled for how many years here?!?! Wait VIP ripping the bloody piece of nailed wood off his back. But LC only dates him to hit him with it! LC knows that he will win the match if VIP uses a weapon! Don’t do it VIP! It’s not worth it!
Kawajai: VIP smiles it looks like he is gonna use it! But LC seats it out of his hands! It goes flying across the ring! LC connects with a Codebreaker out of nowhere! Now LC going over to pick up that nailed board with a sadistic look on his face! LC bashes the board into the back of VIP! Each strike he brings the nail down hard on the back of VIP slicing into the skin! VIP with massive cuts across his back! He gonna need hella stitches after this! VIP screaming in pain as his blood is being splashed across the ring!
Nick Angel: Close your eyes Drake! You shouldn’t see this!
(Drake is shown looking on in absolute horror and trauma at what he has just seen.)
Kawajai: LC finally relenting. But he ain’t done just yet! LC grabbing a guitar! LC looking to finish the job right here. LC absolutely on fire as he brings the guitar down over the head of VIP!
Nick Angel: NO! VIP dodged it! VIP ducks and LC with the guitar off the turnbuckle! It bounces back and hits LC right in the face! Now is VIP’s chance to capitalize! VIP grabs LC… the Take Care connects!!! Drake is marking out at ringside! The cover!
Kawajai: He did it!!!!
Kawajai: Oh yeah shit I forgot about this….
Nick Angel: LC KICKS OUT RIGHT BEFORE FIVE!! That was so close! LC rolls out of the ring maybe more out of desperation than anything else. Note that technically VIP didn’t actually use that guitar. That was essentially LC hitting himself with a guitar as far as the rules are concerned. VIP not waiting tho as he dives between the ropes… SUICIDE CROSSBODY CONNECTS!
Kawajai: Both men laid out on the floor as the referee begins the ten count.
1!!!!!! 2!!!!!!!! 3!!!!!!!!!! 4!!!!!!!!!!!! 5!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nick Angel: Both men stirring as they slowly begin to crawl up the apron!
6!!!!!! 7!!!!!! 8!!!!!!!!
Kawajai: But wait! LC grabbing onto the leg of VIP to prevent him from returning to the ring! Remember the rules! The count out only applies to VIP!
Nick Angel: LC has him now!
Kawajai: No wait! VIP kicks the arms of LC and dives back into the ring!!! Did he make it in time?!?!
Nick Angel: The ref says he did! This match continues! Lethal Consequences tried to abuse his 10 count rule and failed! VIP is a true survivor! But LC is not going to let this celebration last too long. He grabs a guitar and slides into the ring. VIP gets back up to his feet slowly and turns around… LC bashes the guitar over his head! But it was not just any guitar! Holy shit Kawa!
Kawajai: Indeed Nick! That guitar was filled with thumbtacks and they are now all protruding from the skull of VIP! What a savage! VIP now literally covered in blood from the tacks on his face to the cuts on his back. VIP frantically ripping the tacks out of his face and scattering them all over the blood covered Lethal Consequences logo mat! This is literally more than Drake can take! Holy shit look at Drake he is being held back by the fans! But literally nobody can hold Drake back!
Nick Angel: Drake jumps the barricade as he charges into the ring and tackles Lethal Consequences! Oh shit all hell has broken loose as this crowd has come unglued! Drake laying into Lethal Consequences with a series of punches! Drake opens a milk bag and begins to pour it all down LC’s throat! Holy shit this Canadian motherfucker is out of control and dishing out the traditional beatdown of his people!
Kawajai: Remember the rules tho Nick! Remember what happens if anyone interferes! Drake is suspended for 100 days and banned from Pain for Pride for the rest of his immediate career!
Nick Angel: I don’t think he is actually under contract Kawa… He’s actually a fan and so security is dragging him away like what happens when you decide to interfere in the match. Please tell your children that this sport is done by trained professionals who still suffer very real injuries. Please don’t try this at home or you will end up like Drake. Now back to the match.
Kawajai: LC is completely out of it as VIP is back up… He turns around… VIP WITH THE BACK TO MAT!!! IT CONNECTS!!! THE COVER!!!!
Nick Angel: Wait the referee is refusing to count… What the hell is going on? The referee is calling for the bell? I’m lost…
(DING! DING! DING!)
Kawajai: The referee is now sliding out of the ring and whispering something to the referee. VIP looks just as confused as us…. Bella Braxton nodding now before she shakes her head in disgust as she grabs her microphone.
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… I have just been informed by the referee that when VIP was hitting Back to Mat on Lethal Consequences… He happened to land on one of the thumbtacks lying on the mat. As you know per the rules of the LC’s World Match only Lethal Consequences is allowed to use weapons. Therefore the winner of the match by disqualification is… LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETHAL CONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNSEQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENCES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Blackout” by Company Flow blasts across the speakers as Lethal Consequences escapes from the ring with his arm raised by the referee. VIP looks absolutely livid as he storms around the ring and can be seen yelling at the referee.)
Nick Angel: This match was complete horseshit Kawa. I literally feel like I developed AIDS from watching it. Has there ever been a match type in EAW history as biased as this one? I mean what are we going to have next a match where only one opponent is allowed to touch the other one? The other guy has to spend the entire night running away so he doesn’t get disqualified and throws shit at his opponent to win? VIP had an impossible task here tonight. In spite of that he had multiple pinfalls over LC that went to over three. If this was a regular match I think that the story could very well be different.
Kawajai: You might be right. The rules were stacked hard against VIP here tonight… but that being said he knew exactly what he was walking into. This is the match he was preparing for fair or not and as impressive as he was at the end of the night he failed to overcome the challenge. I’m not exactly impressed with LC’s victory here tonight but at the same time he did get the win and you don’t come up with a match like this unless you are willing to do whatever it takes to get the win and not give a damn about the circumstances. So congratulations to Lethal Consequences on getting the job done!!!
(The camera cuts to a commercial for Xander Payne brand birth control. Get rid of an annoying fetus today!)
(The camera pans to a room where the Dynasty and Showdown commissioners StarrStan & Hurricane Hawk can be seen, as they sit there suddenly Captain Charisma appears with his ring gear on for the first time in over six years. He is sporting his classic signature shirt with the oversized hood which is draped over his face.)
StarrStan: So I’ll ask you what you asked POP last week, is it all worth it?
Hurricane Hawk: Yeah Matt, you’ve subjected yourself to dealing with more pressure than I could ever be arsed to deal with. Not only are you putting the reputation of your brand on the line with throwing an event like this, but you’re stepping back into the ring for the first time since I held a world championship and you KNOW that was a long time ago.
StarrStan: While we may not be rooting for Voltage’s success tonight, we are rooting for the success of our colleague, but I can’t lie Matt… I’m worried.
(CC suddenly snatches the hood from on top of his face, revealing a very serious expression as he scoffs at what Starr just said.)
CC: What exactly are you worried about?
StarrStan: I just don’t think it’s a good idea to be doing what you’re doing. If you add up the amount of time Hawk and I have been retired COMBINED it still wouldn’t amount to the time you’ve been retired. You’re stepping into the ring with a respected veteran who has been doing this for some time now, and you still have a brand to manage. What’s going to happen if all hell breaks loose tonight and the person who is supposed to be running this show is nowhere to be found because A. He’s preparing for a match or B. He got his ass kicked and has to tend to himself before anything else?
CC: Do you realize who you’re talking to here? I didn’t retire because of old age or because I couldn’t go anymore Stan. Unlike you and Hawk, I preserved my body over the years and didn’t get forced out due to not being physically able to go anymore. I’d also like to remind you that this whole company is ran by a man who competes in matches every single week. You two men of all people, men who were born and bred by the era that we came from should know more than anybody else how we operate.
Hawk: We do know and that’s why we’re telling you to choose one or the other. You aren’t DEDEDE bro.
CC: I never said that I was, but I’m a GOAT in my own right. Never forget who was in your top five all time conversations before I left. Never forget who captured three world championships in three years, a Grand Rampage victory, a King of Extreme, the most Hardcore Championship reigns ever, the first to have two Hall of Fame rings, and many many more. I did all of that in such a short period of time and to this day it hasn’t been touched so just imagine how much I left on the table for these past six years in order to tend to this thing we call life. Just imagine the accolades, the praise, the classic moments that could have went down but didn’t. I didn’t even want to do this but I was forced to and now I’ve embraced that this is something that must be done. I believe that for just this one moment, I have the right to finally put myself first.
StarrStan: No one’s taking that away from you. I’m just s-
CC: It’s easy for you two to sit there comfortably. Doing your GM jobs without the insecure thoughts of “what if?” in the back of your mind. Not having to look back on your career or the way things panned out with regret because for all of the fuckups that plagued it, especially you Hawk with all of your 100 chances, think about how things ended for you despite that. Starr you got the amazing send off and went out on top. Hawk you got an amazing send off at Pain for Pride. Your send offs as performers were MOMENTS. My send off wasn’t even a send off, it was a bitter ending that closed a chapter I wasn’t done writing. It left too much on the table, and now I have this final chance to put the pen to the pad and finish my work. As someone who was an integral piece and building block during EAW’s formative years… I believe I deserve this. You may not agree guys, but tonight is the night where I earn my respect amongst this generation. Tonight I leave it all on the table, win lose or draw, I walk out with something that has been missing inside of me for these past six years… closure.
(CC drapes the hoodie back over his head and walks away as Starr and Hawk look on)
(The lights inside the Smoothie King Center slowly start to dim, which causes all the fans inside to pop. Gold light begins to flash around the arena basking the fans in its glory. Smoke starts to rise from the stage as the gold lights all come together and focus on the entrance ramp. “Eyes on Fire” by Zed’s Dead begins to play and the ovation Osamu Arcichida receives as he walks out is incredible.)
(He steps out of the smoke and inside his golden spotlight and pauses, taking a few precious minutes to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the fact he got to this moment. Osaka’s Finest is dressed in a glorious gold robe and the look on his face is one of pure focus and determination. Osamu has been quite vocal about his disdain for Daryl Kinkade and tonight is his opportunity to take away something Daryl loves and that is the National Elite Championship.)
(Once Osamu gets into the ring, the gold lights fill the ring and he poses for the fans. This goes on for a few minutes before finally the gold light dims and the regular lights come back up. Osamu removes his robe and takes his corner, and gets set for the arrival of Daryl Kinkade. After Osamu’s music fades out, the arena once again goes black. The fans erupt knowing that Kinkade is coming out next.)
(“What A Shame” by Too Close To Touch begins to play and an explosion of pyro starts going off. This goes on for several seconds. On the last loud pop, Daryl Kinkade appears on the stage. He’s got the National Elite Championship wrapped around his waist and his Unified Tag Team Championship draped across his shoulder.)
(He also takes a moment to soak in the atmosphere that is Wicked Games and then begins his walk to the ring. Daryl scales the turnbuckles to pose with both of his championships, and makes sure to turn towards Osamu as he unstraps the National Elite Championship and holds it in the air. Osamu doesn’t take his eyes off Daryl, though.)
(Kinkade drops down from the turnbuckle and heads to the center of the ring as his music begins to fade out. Osamu meets him and the two stand nose-to-nose with one another. Eventually the official in charge of the match steps between the two of them and takes the National Elite Championship from Daryl. Bella Braxton steps between them and smiles at the crowd.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Bella Braxton: AND IT’S FOR THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!
(The official holds up the title.)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST…. HE IS THE CHALLENGER…. FROM OSAKA, JAPAN… WEIGHING IN AT 234 POUNDS… HE IS OSAKA’S FINEST!!!! HE IS OOOOOOOOSSSSSSAAAAAAMMMMMUUUU AAAAAARRRRRCCCCCIIIIIIICCCCHHHHIIIIIIDDDDDDAAAA!!!!!
(The fans in the front rows shower Osamu with red and white streamers as he poses for them. In fact, the only people not reacting are the three disgruntled Charlie Marr fangirls who sit up front. They don’t appreciate how outspoken Osamu is towards their hero.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT…. HE’S ONE HALF OF THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… WEIGHING IN AT 200 POUNDS… HE IS ALSO THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION…. DDDDDDDAAAAAARRRRYYYYYLLLLLLL KKKKKKKKKKIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKAAAAADDDDDEEEEE!!!!!
(Daryl’s reaction is just as big as Osamu’s if not more. He might not get streamers but he’s showered with the love and support of the EAW Universe that have gathered in New Orleans.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Nick Angel: Kinkade and Arcichida are looking at one another with nothing but hate in their eyes. There’s no love lost here and I cannot stress that fact enough. Both of them are jawing back and forth. Arcichida seems to have had enough and he shoves Daryl Kinkade away from him! Kinkade comes back with a huge forearm shot that sends Arcichida to the mat! Kinkade drops down to the mat and grabs his opponent in a front face lock. Arcichida rolls through it and grabs Kinkade by the wrist. Kinkade with the body scissors but Arcichida slips out. He wraps Kinkade in a side headlock and brings them back up to their feet but Kinkade elbows his way out of it and flips Arcichida down into a sitting position. He nails Arcichida in the back with a series of shoot style kicks and is already looking to put this match away! Kinkade comes charging at Arcichida and completely misses with the After Midnight shining wizard! He crashes into the ropes and Arcichida rolls him up for a quick cover!
Kawajai: Daryl Kinkade kicks out! At least that early mistake from the champion didn’t cost him.
Nick Angel: Osamu Arcichida is on the attack now. He now has Kinkade in a front facelock and Kinkade is trying to roll out of it. Arcichida has it locked in pretty tight though, but Kinkade has pretty good in-ring awareness. He stretches his legs out and just gets his toe on the ropes. Arcichida does make a clean break, but now he’s pulling Kinkade up to his feet. He locks in that side headlock again and tightens his forearm across the neck of Kinkade. Norfolk’s Finest fights his way out of it and sends Arcichida into the ropes. Arcichida comes back and thanks to the momentum, he’s able to send Kinkade down to the mat with a shoulder block. Arcichida reaches down and pulls Kinkade back up. He takes a few shots to Kinkade’s face before slipping around him, locking his arms around Kinkade’s waist and sending him down with a German suplex.
Kawajai: But Kinkade lands on his feet! Roundhouse kick to the back of Osamu Arcichida’s skull! Kinkade goes for the quick cover!
Nick Angel: KICKOUT BY OSAMU ARCICHIDA!
Kawajai: Osamu Arcichida is grabbing the back of his head as he slowly gets to his feet. Arcichida shakes it off but turns around for a moment. This match has big fight feel and he just got his skull rocked thanks to that kick. Kinkade circles his challenger and tells him to come on. Arcichida motions that he’s ready and now they’re locking up again! Kinkade gains the advantage with his own side headlock and flips Arcichida down on the mat. Arcichida with the body scissors but Kinkade slips out. Both men are back up, but there’s Arcichida with standing dropkick! Kinkade attempts to get back up but, Arcichida nails him with a knee to the face. Arcichida drops down for a cover, but Kinkade forces him off and both get back up. Arcichida lunges for Kinkade and takes him down with an armdrag! Kinkade counters with a headscissors but Arcichida springs up to his feet. Kinkade is back up as well and Arcichida looks to connect with a clothesline. Kinkade ducks, kicks Arcichida in the stomach, and spikes him into the mat with a DDT! Kinkade with another cover!
Nick Angel: Another kick out by Osamu Arcichida! Daryl brings them both back up to a vertical base and begins chopping away at the chest of Osamu Arcichida! Arcichida is pressed against the ropes now and dang! Did you hear how loud that last chop was! Arcichida is gripping his chest and Daryl attempts to hook him for a snap dragon suplex! Arcichida blocks, punches Daryl in the gut a few times, and wrestles him down to the mat! Osamu takes Daryl by the waist and tries to flip him over! Daryl is trying to use his legs to power himself out of this, but Osamu clubs him in the back a few times. Daryl reaches out, but he is well away from the ropes, and Osamu quickly floats over Daryl and takes control with a front facelock. Daryl fights back with a few nice punches Osamu’s ribs, and Osamu releases the hold and pulls Daryl up. Both men lock up in a collar and elbow tie up, and Daryl is able to latch on to Osamu’s wrist. The two men exchange wrist locks now, and it’s Daryl who drops down and attempts to sweep Osamu’s feet out from under him. Osamu Arcichida stomps on Daryl Kinkade’s hand and immediately follows it up a dropkick to his seated opponent! Osamu Arcichida follows that upp by hooking Daryl and hitting THE BEST NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX IN THE BUSINESS! OSAMU WITH THE COVER!!!
Kawajai: DARYL KINKLADE IS ABLE TO KICK OUT!
Nick Angel: Wait, did Charlie Marr just join me at the broadcast booth?
Kawajai: Osamu Arcichida is up and he is starting to work on taking Daryl Kinkade’s legs out of the equation. He is going to work on that left knee. After stomping away at it, he wraps his legs in Daryl’s and twists that knee to the side. This leglock looks painful, but Kinkade isn’t panicking. He grabs Arcichida’s ankle and twists it to the side, forcing Osaka’s Greatest to release the pressure of the hold. Kinkade seamlessly transitions this into an ankle lock, and as he twists Osamu’s ankle, he slams his elbow into it as well. Arcichida is able to twist his body and use his free leg to kick out at Daryl, and as a result the champ breaks the hold. Osamu rolls out of Daryl’s way and gets himself back up to a knee! Daryl looks to hit that roundhouse kick but Osamu is able to catch him! Daryl shakes his head, but Osamu flips him down to the mat and wraps Daryl into that one-legged Boston crab!
Nick Angel: They’re right by the ropes though and the official forces Osamu Arcichida to break the hold. Arcichida backs off and allows Daryl to get up to his feet. These two men begin to circle one another again, and finally it’s Daryl who lunges for the leg of Osamu! He sweeps Osamu’s feet out from underneath of him and sends him on the mat. Daryl mounts the challenger and starts peppering Osamu with those forearm shots to the face! Osamu attempts to fight off Daryl, but the National Elite Champion maintains his advantage by locking his arms around Osamu’s waist and lifting him up to his feet. GERMAN SUPLEX INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!
Kawajai: Osamu landed right on the back of his head! Daryl backs up just a bit and rushes forward… RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE OF OSAMU ARCICHIDA! DARYL GRABS OSAKA’S GREATEST BY THE HAIR AND WHIPS HIM INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER! RUNNING FOREARM SMASH BY KINKADE! KINKADE LOOKS TO DO IT AGAIN BUT OSAMU GETS HIS FOOT UP! DARYL EATS THAT BOOT TO THE FACE AND THAT ALLOWS OSAMU TO SPRING FORWARD AND RUNNING KNEE! KINKADE STUMBLES BACK BUT HE DOESN’T GO DOWN! OSAMU HITS HIM WITH A CHOP! DARYL FIRES BACK WITH A KICK! OPEN-HANDED PALM STRIKE BY OSAMU! FOREARM BY DARYL! NOW BOTH OF THEM ARE UNLOADING ON ONE ANOTHER WITH RIGHTS AND LEFTS! OSAMU FINALLY LANDS A PUNCH TO THE JAW OF KINKADE AND THAT SHOCKS KINKADE! KINKADE IS STUNNED AND OSAMU ARCICHIDA FIRES AGAIN! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! HE HAS KINKADE BACKED INTO THE CORNER NOW AND HE BEGINS PLACING THOSE KICKS TO THE RIBS OF THE CHAMP! HE FORCES KINKADE DOWN TO HIS KNEES AND HE SLAMS HIS FOOT INTO THE SIDE OF DARYL’S FACE! KINKADE SLUMPS OVER AND ARCICHIDA DROPS DOWN WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE! HE DOES IT AGAIN! AND DARYL KINKADE IS A DEFENSELESS WRESTLER RIGHT NOW! STANDING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE CHEST OF KINKADE!!!
Nick Angel: KINKADE IS HURTING AND OSAMU LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE ON THIS OPPORTUNITY! HE CAN SENSE THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP IS IN HIS FUTURE!!!! OSAMU ARCICHIDA IS NOW DROPPING ELBOWS TO BOTH OF DARYL KINKADE’S KNEES! HE’S KEEPING THAT MOMENTUM UP BY STOMPING AWAY ON THEM…
Kawaja: He’s slipping out of the ring now and pulling Daryl into the ring post. FIGURE FOUR AROUND THE RING POST!!! The official is screaming at Osamu to get back into the ring but Osaka’s Greatest isn’t listening! The official has no choice but to start administering the count and the last thing Osamu Arcichida wants to do is get himself disqualified! Osamu breaks the hold right before the count of five and untangles himself from Daryl.
Nick Angel: Arcichida is pulling Kinkade out of the ring now and he whips him into the barricades! Kinkade’s lower back strikes that steel and he slumps to the ground! Arcichida stomps away at that lower back now and he pulls Kinkade up by the hair. Kinkade manages to land a few shots to the stomach of his adversary but Arcichida is running off pure drive and determination right now. He throws Kinkade into the ring steps and takes off towards him!!!
Kawajai: DROPKICK INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!!
Nick Angel: Osamu gives Kinkade no time to recover! He lifts Daryl up… MUSCLE BUSTER!!! OHMYGOD HE JUST DESTROYED DARYL KINKADE WITH THAT MUSCLE BUSTER ONTO THE STEPS!!!!
Kawajai: OSAMU ARCICHIDA IS THROWING DARYL KINKADE BACK IN THE RING!!! NEW CHAMP???!!!
Nick Angel: NOOOOOO! KINKADE GETS THE SHOULDER UP AND OSAMU ARCICHIDA IS SHOOK! HE THOUGHT HE HAD THE MATCH WON! HE TRULY THOUGHT HE WAS ABOUT TO BE CHAMPION!!!
Kawajai: If there is one thing people should know about Daryl Kinkade is the heart and soul of this man. It’s going to take everything Osamu Arcichida has in his arsenal if he wants to take the National Elite Championship away from Kinkade!
Nick Angel: Despite the look of frustration across his face, Osamu Arcichida gets back to his feet. He pulls Kinkade up by the hair and whips him across the ring! The momentum sends Daryl back towards Osamu Arcichida BUT DARYL DUCKS A CLOTHESLINE! DARYL HOOKS HIMSELF ON THE ROPES! ARCICHIDA CHARGES TOWARDS HIM! DARYL DROPS DOWN AND OSAMU FLIES OVER THE ROPES!!! DARYL LIES IN WAIT… OSAMU IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET… TOPE CON HILO!!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!!!
Kawajai: BUT NOT FOR LONG!!!
Nick Angel: DARYL KINKADE PULLS HIMSELF BACK UP AND GRABS OSAMU ARCICHIDA! BOTH MEN ARE UP NOW AND THEY’RE THROWING HANDS AGAIN!!! CLOSED-FIST PUNCHES TO EACH OTHER FACE!!! YESSSSS!!!! DARYL DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO OSAMU’S GUT AND THEN FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE!!! BLOOD JUST STARTED FLOWING FROM OSAMU’S NOSE AND KINKADE IS NOT DONE!!! HE GRABS OSAMU ARCICHIDA UP AND THROWS HIM ON TOP OF THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!! KINKADE CLIMBS ON TOP OF THE TABLE… LIFTS OSAMU ARCICHIDA UP ON HIS SHOULDERS…
Kawajai: RUNNING AIR RAID CRASH INTO THE LIECHTENSTEIN BROADCAST BOOTH!!!! WHAT A PLOT TWIST!!!! THEY JUST DESTROYED THE BROADCAST BOOTH AND THE ANNOUNCERS!!! THE CROWN PRINCE OF LIECHTENSTEIN PRINCE NIKLAUS KONSTANTINE ALEKZANDR MARIA IS UNCONSCIOUS!!!
Nick Angel: I mean no one ever thought it was a good idea to let a Liechtenstein Royal family member be a commentator but I digress. Apparently it was good for business.
Kawajai: Ladies and gentlemen who were turning into the first ever FPV broadcast in the country of Liechtenstein we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Nick Angel: And we promise to keep you all updated on Prince Niklaus’ condition.
Kawajai: Medical personnel are now at ringside removing the good prince and his broadcast colleague Wenzel Von Amburg from the carnage!!! Meanwhile our National Elite Champion Daryl Kinkade has gotten back to his feet and back into the ring to break up the count!! Daryl looks exhausted at the moment and has sustained a cut above his eye, because he’s bleeding now as well! That must have happened when the two went through the announce booth. But ever the fighter Daryl rolls back out and goes to collect Osamu Arcichida!!! He drags Arcichida back towards the ring and slams his face off the apron!!! Norfolk’s Finest throws Osaka’s Greatest back into the ring and climbs in.
Nick Angel: STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS TO THE BACK OF OSAMU ARCICHIDA!!! KINKADE TURNS HIM OVER AND GOES FOR THE COVER TO RETAIN HIS CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Kawajai: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! OSAMU KICKED OUT!!! HE KICKED OUT!!!!
Nick Angel: Now it’s Daryl’s turn to look shocked and frustrated!!!
Kawajai: Daryl Kinkade slowly gets back up to his feet and starts to head for the corner. Osamu Arcichida is sitting up, trying to process everything that’s happened in this match in the last few minutes. He turns around and sees Kinkade climbing to the top rope and Arcichida forces himself up. He slams into Daryl, causing the Nation Elite Champion to fall back into a tree of woe position!!! Osamu kicks Daryl in the stomach a few times before backing up…
Nick Angel: RUNNING DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF DARYL KINKADE!!!! Osamu unhooks Daryl and rolls him onto the apron of the ring. He climbs through the ropes and hoists Daryl up! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!!! DOUBLE HOOK DDT TO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING!!!!
Nick Angel: THAT’S CHARLIE MARR’S FINISHER!!!! OSAMU ARCICHIDA JUST KILLED DARYL WITH CHARLIE’S FINISHER!!!!
Kawajai: OSAMU QUICKLY SCRAMBLES UP THE TURNBUCKLES!!!! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP FROM THE TOP ROPE TO DARYL’S BACK ON THE APRON!!!! Osamu drops to his knees on the outside and Daryl hits the ground with a thud!!! Our National Elite Champion is coughing up blood now!!!
Nick Angel: I fucking love this.
Nick Angel: Osamu Arcichida likely has a broken nose. Daryl Kinkade is bleeding from his face and basically choking on his own blood. These two have come prepared to die tonight for the opportunity to call themselves the National Elite Champion.
Kawajai: Osamu is finally crawling over to Daryl and begins to pick him up. Somehow, someway Daryl is able to land a shot to Osamu’s face. Osamu’s slugs him back and that seems to wake up Kinkade just a little bit. He fires back with a chop to the chest of Osamu! Osamu with a chop of his own! Both of these men are fully standing now and exchanging these wicked sounding chops!!! Back and forth they go and the crowd is on their feet! Daryl grabs Osamu by the arm and knocks him down with a clothesline! He mounts Osamu Arcichida and begins wailing away on him! Osamu gets his arms up to try and deflect the shots but Daryl has literally found a second wind in this match! Osamu is finally able to throw Daryl off of him and scrambles to his feet! He locks Daryl around the waist! Daryl elbows his way out of it! Daryl slips behind and grabs the waist now! Osamu attempts to fight his way out! Daryl clubs him in the back a few times, grabs the waist again… GERMAN SUPLEX INTO THE BARRICADES!!!! THE BACK OF OSAMU ARCICHIDA’S HEAD SLAMMED INTO THE STEEL!
Nick Angel: I don’t like the look in Daryl’s eyes right now…
Kawajai: He’s screaming at Osamu to get up…
Nick Angel: Osamu is slowly pulling himself back up and he looks dazed. That blow to the skull might have taken something out of him. Daryl Kinkade is playing to the crowd now… what is he about to do?!
Kawajai: RUNNING SPEAR!!! RUNNING SPEAR!!! BOTH MEN GO CRASHING OVER THE BARRICADES AND SEND THE FRONT ROW FANS IN THE SMOOTHIE KING CENTER SCATTERING!!!!
Nick Angel: Both men are completely spent right now. They are down and the fans have gathered around them, all of them urging these two great competitors back to their feet. Both Osamu Arcichida and the champion Daryl Kinkade have laid it all out on the line tonight.
Kawajai: The official is going to have to start counting. Absolutely no one inside this sold out building wants to have this match end in a count out, but neither man is moving at the moment.
Nick Angel: Ooop. Ladies and gentlemen we have breaking news. The crown prince of Liechtenstein who was injured earlier during this match is being transported to a local medical facility.
Kawajai: Again we apologize to the entire country of Liechtenstein. We understand that Elite Answers Wrestling is how banned from television over there. Damn. They did that quickly.
Nick Angel: And neither Daryl Kinkade or Osamu Arcichida are allowed to step foot onto Liechtensteinian soil.
Kawaj: But hey…
Nick Angel: Kinkade has rolled over and is trying to get back up to his knees.
Kawajai: Arcichida is sitting up now.
Nick Angel: With the help of the fans Daryl Kinkade gets back to his feet!!
Kawajai: They are also helping Osamu Arcichida up!!
Nick Angel: Both men have gotten back to their feet and are staring at one another!!!
Kawajai: BOTH MEN SHOVE EACH OTHER AND SPRINT TOWARDS THE RING!!!!
Nick Angel: BOTH OF THEM SLIDE BACK INTO THE RING AT THE SAME TIME AND START HAMMERING AWAY ON ONE ANOTHER AGAIN!!!! BACK AND FORTH AND BACK AND FORTH AND OSAMU FINALLY GAINS THE UPPER HAND!!! HE FORCES KINKADE BACK AGAINST THE ROPES AND BEGINS LIGHTING HIM UP WITH THOSE SIDE KICKS!!! OSAMU ARCICHIDA GRABS KINKADE AND WHIPS HIM ACROSS THE RING! DARYL DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE!!! HE LEAPS ON THE ROPES!!! SPRINGBOARD SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!!!
Kawajai: DROPKICK BY OSAMU ARCICHIDA!!!! DARYL CRASHES TO THE MAT!!!!
Nick Angel: OSAMU ARCICHIDA IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET!!! HE GRABS DARYL KINKADE UP BY THE HAIR!!! CHARRING CROSS TO DARYL KINKADE!!! OSAMU ARCICHIDA JUST HIT DARYL KINKADE WITH HIS OWN TAG TEAM PARTNER’S FINISHER…. AGAIN!!!!
Kawajai: OSAMU ARCICHIDA FOR THE COVER AND FOR THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!
Nick Angel: DARYL REFUSES TO LOSE!!!! THE CHAMP GOT THE SHOULDER UP!!! HE GOT THE SHOULDER UP!!!
Kawajai: Imagine beating someone with their partner’s own move…
Nick Angel: Osamu jerks Daryl Kinkade up once again and drags him over to the ropes. Arcichida is going up top and he’s dragging Daryl along with him!
Kawajai: Both men are perched precariously on the top turnbuckle and Osamu Arcichida is attempting to get Daryl Kinkade into position for what I can only assume is going to be the Osaka Drop…
Nick Angel: Kinkade is fighting back because he is a true champ. Regardless of what happens tonight this man is a special talent…
Kawajai: OSAMU WITH A RAKE TO KINKADE’S FACE!!! HE’S GOT HIM UP! OSAAAAAAKAAAAAA DRRROOOOOOPPPPP!!!! MUSCLE BUSTER FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!
Nick Angel: HE’S GOT TO COVER HIM!!! HE HAS TO MAKE THE COVER!!!!
(Several seconds pass before Osamu Arcichida is able to muster up the strength to throw his body over Daryl Kinkade’s.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: AND HEEEEREEEE’SSSSS YOUR WINNER AND NEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION….. OOOOOOOSSSSSAAAAAAAMMMMMUUUU AAAARRRRRCCCCCIIIIIICCCCCCHHHHHHIIIIIDDDDDDDAAAAAA!!!!!
(“Eye’s On Fire” begins to play. The official bends down to raise Osamu’s hand and drapes the National Elite Championship across the shoulder of the new champion who’s sitting up, and looks a bit in shock. All the emotion in the world is registering on his face and Osamu closes his eyes, bows his head, and clenches his fist in pure triumph.)
Kawajai: HE DID IT!!!! FROM JAPAN TO NEO BACK TO JAPAN AND NOW VOLTAGE!!!! OSAMU ARCICHIDA IS THE NEW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION HERE IN ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING!!!!
(The whole building is marking the fuck out for Osamu Arcichida’s incredible victory over the Unified Tag Team Champion, Daryl Kinkade. Osamu finally gets to his feet and celebrates with his championship as Wicked Games fades to commercial.)
(Advertisement for Empire Exclusive Marquee Event Bloodletter airs. Don’t miss as the newly crowned Unified Women’s World Champion, The Mistress of Death Madison Kaline defends her championship against the fastly rising Andrea Valentine. LIVE from the Mexico City Arena! Available only on Fight Grid!)
(15 MINUTE INTERMISSION)
(A brief package of the feud between Scott Diamond and Diamond Cage since No Regards is shown. Mid-way through the package is the announcement that Scott Diamond will put his career on the line in this match and the package transitions over to a montage showing the career highlights of Scott Diamond. The package ends with footage of Scott sitting down in a chair, staring at the floor with a towel around his neck)
(The camera pans over to the commentary table where seated is the Showdown team of Pierre McGuire and Deadprez)
Pierre: WELL HELLO! Didn’t expect to see us here, did you? IT’S MAIN EVENT TIME!
(The camera fades over to the entrance ramp and the crowd begins to roar as the lights illuminate a section of the stage off to the side, getting a view of the legendary band Metallica. The first note of “Until it Sleeps” hits as lead singer James Hetfield steps up to the microphone and begins singing. Before long Diamond Cage steps onto the stage dressed in all black with the EAW Championship around his shoulder. He acknowledges the band with a nod before looking back at the ring and making his way down the ramp)
Pierre: The champion, only agreeing to this match after Scott Diamond put his career on the line. Has a big opportunity ahead of him. It isn’t often the championship takes a backseat to anything but it does when there’s a career on the line. That’s what Cage can do tonight, end the career of Scott Diamond.
Deadprez: Even if it’s something that he doesn’t want to do, it’s something that he has to do to keep that EAW Championship.
(The EAW Championship graphic flashes across the screen)
(“Shook Ones” by Mobb Deep hits as Scott Diamond makes his way to the ring, no nonsense)
Pierre: And for this man, obviously so much on the line tonight. No one forced him to put his career on the line, it was his own doing… that’s how desperate he is to become the EAW Champion! I wonder what his strategy is for tonight,
Deadprez: It could all pay off for him or it could end up being the biggest mistake he’s ever made! But it’s too late to turn back, I wonder if he regrets it.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Fitzpatrick: The following contest scheduled for one fall is for the EAW Championship! And should Scott Diamond lose this match… his career will be over! Introducing first, the challenger, from Long Island, New York… weighing in at 280 pounds…. SCOTTTTTTT DIAAAMMMMMOOOONNNDDDDD!!
Fitzpatrick: And from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in at 225 pounds… HE IS THE EAW CHAMPION!!… DIAAAAMMMMMOOONNNDDDD CAAAAGGGEEEEEE!!
(Cage hands the referee the belt who hands it to the timekeeper and calls for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Pierre: And here we go! Scott Diamond exhales a deep breath as he slowly makes his way out of the corner, into the middle of the ring and Prez… if you’re Scott Diamond, with so much on the line here tonight, how do you approach a match like this? We touched on it during the entrances but do you think it would be better for Scott to be aggressive, to go on the attack or for him to stay on the defensive? Something he may not be used to but given the circumstances of tonight– AND CAGE COMES CHARGING!! LOOKING TO TAKE SCOTT DIAMOND OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE BUT IT’S SIDESTEPPED!!
Deadprez: And it looks like we may have our answer as Scott drops down to the canvas and rolls out of the ring. The decision is met with boos from the crowd here but you know what Pierre? I don’t much blame him. Every mistake is just THAT more disastrous given the situation Scott finds himself in, any opportunity he has to limit them, he needs to take. So I don’t mind him taking this time here… BUT IT WOULD APPEAR THAT CAGE DOES AS HE’S QUICKLY BEHIND SCOTT, SLIDING OUT OF THE RING, HE DARTS TOWARDS HIM… BUT SCOTT GRABS HIM, LOOKING FOR AN OVERHEAD THROW… BUT CAGE WITH A PUNCH, A STRAIGHT PUNCH TO THE FACE…
Pierre: CAGE IN THE AIR, ABLE TO DELIVER A RIGHT HAND RIGHT INTO SCOTT’S NOSE… AND AS HE COMES DOWN HE GRABS SCOTT’S HEAD… PLANTING HIM ONTO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR WITH A DDT!! SCOTT’S SKULL BOUNCING, THAT PADDING NOT OFFERING MUCH OF ANY SUPPORT!! CAGE GRABS SCOTT BY THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND ROLLS HIM INTO THE RING, SCOTT IMMEDIATELY STAGGERS TO HIS FEET… BUT CAGE COMES FOR HIM AGAIN, TAKING HIM DOWN WITH A HIGH KNEE!! Again Scott to his feet… he has his fists up, ready to fight… BUT CAGE IS PUNCHING RIGHT THROUGH THEM, RIGHTS AND LEFTS DIRECTLY TO THE JAW!!
Deadprez: SCOTT ISN’T BLOCKING, HE’S TRYING BUT HIS EQUILIBRIUM IS OFF!! THAT DDT ONTO THE FLOOR, FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY THE KNEE TO THE SKULL, IT’S ROCKED SCOTT, HE’S NOT IN A GOOD WAY!! AND BECAUSE OF THAT CAGE IS ABLE TO DELIVER EVEN MORE UNGUARDED SHOTS RIGHT TO THE HEAD!! SCOTT’S STUMBLING, HE’S UP AGAINST THE ROPES HERE, BLEEDING OUT OF THE MOUTH… JESUS CHRIST PIERRE WE’VE REALLY ONLY JUST BEGUN!! DIAMOND IS SLUMPED AGAINST THE ROPES AND CAGE CONTINUES TO PUMMEL INTO HIM, FINALLY THE REFEREE STEPS IN BETWEEN THE TWO, AND AFTER A STRUGGLE IS ABLE TO PRY CAGE AWAY FROM HIM!!
Pierre: Scott is slumped, hung up stomach first over the ropes… Cage pacing like a mad man around the ring, he wants more! But the referee is holding him back, now making his way over to Scott… and folks let’s see if we can get a good angle of Scott’s face here, you can see it clearly, his eyes are open but no one is home! Diamond grabs onto the ropes, guiding himself to the corner… AND HERE COMES CAGE AGAIN RUNNING… WITH A FOREARM!! A FOREARM AGAIN DELIVERED TO THE SKULL!! AND MY GOD, THE IMPACT SENDS SCOTT DIAMOND OVER THE ROPES AND ONTO THE OUTSIDE, HE HITS HARD!!
Deadprez: Cage out of the ring and you know… at a certain point you just, you have to wonder… how much more can Scott take? Scott isn’t the type to give up, you can say what you want about him, think what you want, but he isn’t going to give up… we found that out last month at No Regards. He’s taken knees, forearms, punches, a massive DDT… all right to the head, right to the skull. And Cage doesn’t appear to have any plans to let up, this decision might fall into the referee’s hands again! Cage picking up Diamond, and pushing him back into the barricade! AND A SECOND KNEE TO THE HEAD!! AND SCOTT TUMBLES BACKWARDS OVER THE BARRICADE AND INTO THE CROWD!!
Pierre: AND WE WEREN’T PAYING MUCH ATTENTION TO IT PREVIOUSLY BUT THE REFEREE’S COUNT IS UP TO FIVE HERE AND CAGE HAS TO BRING SCOTT BACK OVER THE BARRICADE AND GET HIM INTO THE RING!!
AND WITH THE DEAD WEIGHT OF SCOTT, THAT’S NOT GONNA BE AN EASY FEAT!!
CAGE IN THE CROWD NOW, PUTTING HIS HEAD UNDER SCOTT’S ARM, LIFTING HIM UP AND TOSSING HIM OVER THE BARRICADE!!
CAGE NOW DOING THE SAME TO AGAIN LIFT SCOTT UP AND ROLL HIM INTO THE RING, JUST GETTING HIM UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE!!
AND AT THE LAST SECOND CAGE ROLLS HIMSELF INTO THE RING!!
Deadprez: Boy now that would’ve been something! After all Cage has done, to lose by count out like THAT! He would’ve kept his title but Scott Diamond would still have his career, and that’s a factor that we haven’t discussed yet Pierre, if things get THAT desperate for Scott, maybe that’s what he needs to resort to, to at least live to fight another day! Scott is on his knees, trying to crawl, trying so very desperately to get into this match, it’s been all Cage from the beginning, complete control! But Cage is lurking right behind Scott… HE REARS HIS LEG BACK AND BOOTS HIM RIGHT IN THE MID-SECTION!! Diamond’s attention immediately goes to his ribs, grabbing them… AND THAT AGAIN LEAVES HIS HEAD EXPOSED AS CAGE DELIVERS A STOMP!! Oh this is getting tough to watch.
Pierre: It’s been tough to watch since the bell rang! Diamond Cage has outsmarted and outclassed Scott Diamond here tonight in every conceivable way! Scott desperately extends his arm outwards, trying to reach the ropes but he’s in the middle of the ring… a good ten feet away from them! He digs his hands into the mat, trying to pull himself to his feet, he’s managed to make it to his knees… but even there it’s hard for him to keep his balance! He plants his boot firmly into the canvas… trying to pull himself to his feet… BUT CAGE WITH ANOTHER STOM– NO!! SCOTT!! HE’S ABLE TO BLOCK THIS ONE!! SCOTT BLOCKS THE STOMP, HE HAS CAGE’S FOOT… HE PUSHES HIM BACKWARDS INTO THE CORNER!!… AND NOW HERE COMES SCOTT!!
Deadprez: BUT CAGE SIDESTEPS AND SCOTT GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE CORNER!! THE GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR SCOTT BLOWN OUT BY THE EAW CHAMPION!! SCOTT COMES OUT FROM THE TURNBUCKLE, HOLDING ONTO HIS SHOULDER… OH AND NOW CAGE, GRABBING THE WRIST OF SCOTT DIAMOND!! AND WE KNOW WHAT HE’S LOOKING FOR PIERRE!! HE PULLS SCOTT IN FOR THE MURDER… DEATH… BUT SCOTT THROWS CAGE OVER HIS SHOULDERS!! SCOTT WITH CAGE OVER HIS SHOULDERS, CAGE TRIES TO PUSH HIS WEIGHT FORWARD TOWARDS THE ROPES BUT SCOTT IS ABLE TO CENTER HIMSELF, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!…
Pierre: HE PLANTS CAGE WITH THE VORTEX!! SCOTT DIAMOND WITH THE VORTEX ON DIAMOND CAGE!! IT’S HIS FIRST OFFENSIVE MOVE OF THE MATCH BUT MY GOD WAS IT A BIG ONE, HE CRAWLS INTO THE COVER… FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP, TO KEEP HIS CAREER!!…
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… BUT NO!! CAGE GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! THE EAW CHAMPION KICKS OUT OF THE VORTEX!!
Deadprez: And Scott rolls off of Cage, onto his back… and you have to ask yourself, was that it? Was that all that he had in him? That Vortex gave the challenger momentary hope, momentary life but it wasn’t enough to get the job done! He’s onto his knees now, making it back yo his feet and he’s going to bring Diamond Cage with him, grabbing a fist full of hair and bringing him to his feet… and important to note that Cage hasn’t moved since the kick out! SCOTT THROWS HIM OVER HIS SHOULDERS AGAIN, LOOKING FOR A SECOND VORTEX!! CAGE UP ON THE SHOULDERS OF SCOTT DIAMOND!!
Pierre: HE SETS HIS FEET AND… HUH?! WHO THE?! AHREN FOURNIER!! AHREN FOURNIER PULLS CAGE OFF THE SHOULDERS OF SCOTT DIAMOND… AND NOW HE FLIPS CAGE INSIDE OUT WITH A PROTECT YA NECK!! WAIT A MINUTE… PREZ?! THAT MEANS…
(DING! DING! DING!)
Fitzpatrick: Your winner by disqualification and STILL THE EAW CHAMPION!!… DIAAAAMMMMONNNDDDD CAAAGGGEEEE!!
Deadprez: SCOTT LOSES!! AHREN ATTACKED CAGE, THAT GOT SCOTT DISQUALIFIED!! HIS CAREER… IT’S OVER!!
(The realization of what just happened hits Scott and he drops to his knees in shock)
Deadprez: I… I’m at a loss for words honestly, I can’t imagine what’s going through that man’s head right now… AND AHREN WITH A STORYBOOK ENDING TO SCOTT DIAMOND!!
(Ahren looks at what he’s left in the ring. A giant grin forms across his face. He rolls out of the ring as “Starboy” picks up. He stops at the top of the ramp to pose. He points out towards the ring and then makes a belt gesture with his hands. He walks to the back as the camera fades back over to the ring. Diamond Cage and Scott Diamond both still down. “Starboy” continues to play as the broadcast fades to black)
(Recap of last week’s Dynasty plays)
(Highlights of the feud between Theron Nikolas and Devan Dubian air showing Dubian’s attempt to “consort with fellow royalty” and Theron shutting down his advances, Devan being granted a world championship match by StarrStan to the displeasure of Theron, and the back and forth between the two men as well as Erebus, Cameron and the 1%, all leading up to a faceoff between the two men as the package ends)
(Bella Braxton is shown in the middle of the ring)
Bella Braxton: The following contest scheduled for one fall is for the EAW Answers World Championship!
(“The Sky is a Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters hits to a loud pop as Devan Dubian makes his entrance)
Kawajai: I came up in the ranks with this man Dub and it is a very safe bet to say that out of our rookie class he is by far the most coveted and decorated. He is no stranger to world championship gold or success period. Theron Nikolas didn’t feel as if he was worthy of a shot at the title, but if Theron knows what’s good for him he’ll be on his A-Game against a rejuvenated Dubian looking to once again climb the top of that mountain.
(“Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Jay Z & Kanye West hit to loud boos, Theron Makes his way up the ramp sporting the Answers World Championship around his waist with a cocky smirk, taunting the fans)
Nick Angel: A month ago this man was finally able to capture what he had been fighting his whole career for. Granted, he had some extra help… but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Theron Nikolas has been on an absolute tear this year, what a way it’d be to cap things off with a win over Devan Dubian.
(The two men stand in the middle of the ring awaiting to be announced as the referee holds the championship)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, the challenger…. making his way to the ring from Leicester, England, weighing in at 230 pounds… EAW Hall of Famer… DEVVVAAANNN DDUUUUUUUBBBBIIIAAAAANNNNNN!!!!
(Dub steps forward and poses to cheers)
Bella Braxton: Introducing second, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada… weighing in at 210 pounds, he is the ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…… THEROONNNNNN NIKOLAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
(The crowd boos as Theron pays it no mind, the ref raises the title in the air and then passes it off before calling for the bell)
(Ding, Ding, Ding!)
Nick Angel: The bell rings and this Answers World Championship match between Dynasty’s champion and Voltage’s challenger is officially underway. Theron leans back into the corner as Dubian immediately steps forward. Dubian knows what he need to do to win that championship, something he managed to win back at Pain for Pride VIII in that incredible triple threat main event three years ago. Devan Dubian has this entire crowd behind him right now unsurprisingly. Theron finally takes a step forward as the two slowly circle around the ring. They lock up and Dub takes the advantage with a side headlock; Theron quickly pushes Dub into the ropes and is able to push the challenger away. Dub sent across the ring and hits the ropes as Theron drops down to the canvas. Dub jumps over the champion and continues to pick up momentum. Dub hits the ropes and rebounds again as Theron shoots back up to his feet and looks to leapfrog the challenger – but Dub stops and catches Theron on his shoulders! Theron fires with an immediate elbow to the side of the head! Theron slips off the back of Dub AND LOCKS THE WRIST!!! A TOUCH OF HEROINE!L —- BLEEDING EDGE!!!!! NO, THERON PUSHES DUB AWAY AND IMMEDIATELY BACKS OFF!!!
Kawajai: I think Theron may have just realised how quickly this thing could have just been over. Dub immediately steps towards the champion, but Theron rolls out of the ring. Theron is going to force Dub to wrestle at his pace tonight; Theron loves to control everything that happens inside that ring and if can do so against the challenger – it gives him the chance to avoid those slight opportunities Dub needs to drop him with that Bleeding Edge. The referee telling Theron to get back into the ring before he begins his count. Theron getting back into the ring and Dub looks to close the distance quickly, but Theron leans back through the ropes, forcing the referee to back Dub up. Theron doesn’t look like he really wants to engage with Dub. This things will be wrestled at the pace the Answers World Champion wants to set. Theron stepping back out of the ropes and steps forward; Theron offering Dub that test of strength. Dub slowly raising his hand to the champion’s – but, Theron fires with a kick to the stomach! Dub catches the boot! Dub swings Theron’s leg back down AND CRACKS HIM IN THE JAW WITH A SAVAGE RIGHT HAND! Theron’s legs almost falling out from under him before Dub sends him into the corner!
Nick Angel: Theron hits the corner hard and Dub immediately follows with a running European Uppercut! Theron staggers out of the corner, but Dub pushes him straight back. Dub with a second European Uppercut before dragging him out of the corner and taking him down to the canvas with a snap suplex! This isn’t what Theron wanted to happen; with control comes the opportunity for the challenger to pick the champion apart. Theron rolls back out of the ring, but this time Dub doesn’t intend to give him any breathing room. Theron’s on his knees backing away as Dub stalks. Theron has both his hands up begging Dub to stop – WAIT – THERON GRABS DUB BY THE TRUNKS AND PULLS HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS! Theron lured the challenger in and took full advantage!
Kawajai: Theron doesn’t waste any time rolling Dub back into the ring and rolls. The challenger grabbing at his jaw and Theron applies a chinlock. Theron forcing Dub down to the canvas as a big smile crosses his face. His plan just worked perfectly and he’s in full control. Dub fighting back to his feet and Theron transitions by locking the waist! Theron looking to send Dub overhead with a Canadian Suplex! Dub fires back with an elbow! Theron stumbles back into the corner as Dub charges forward – SUPERKICK!!!!!! The Answers World Champion cracks Dub on the jaw with a Superkick, which may be the first of many; Dub falls back down to the canvas as Theron springboards off the middle rope! LIONSAULT! Dubian rolls out of the way, but Theron lands on his feet! Dub scrambles back to his feet – AND THERON CUTS HIM OFF WITH A DOUBLE KNEE LUNGBLOWER! Dub is still on his feet, but he’s definitely stunned! Theron scoops him up over his shoulder and into position! AIR RAID CRASH NECKBREAKER!!! Dub is down and Theron shoots into the cover!
ONE!!!… TWO!!!… KICKOUT!!
Nick Angel: The challenger gets his shoulder up – and Theron immediately transitions into a Cross Armbreaker! Dub locks his hands, refusing to allow Theron to hyperextend that elbow! Dub is able to shift his weight and push himself up to his feet; Theron transitions again, this time into a triangle choke, but it only gives Devan Dubian the opportunity to POWER Theron up into the air and drives him back spine first into the corner! Theron releases the hold as Dub walks away trying to regain his bearings! Dub charges back – but, Theron catches him on the jaw with a boot! Theron shoots forward – SNAP POWERSLAM BY THE CHALLENGER! Theron clutches at his spine as Dub refuses to cover; Dub knows that this is his opportunity to strike. Theron pushes himself back up to his feet only to be met by a discus forearm by the challenger! Theron fires back with a wild right hand, but Dub ducks underneath and hooks the champion! INVERTED BACKBREAKER!
Kawajai: The Answers World Champion’s spine jarring in pain as Dub plans his next attack. Theron crawling across the ring and drags himself back up to his feet in the corner! Dub stalks; never taking his eyes off of Theron. WOW! Dub lights Theron’s chest up with a BRUTAL chop! The look on the face of Theron tells the story about how much Dub put behind that shot! DUB FIRES WITH A SECOND! A sick smile crossing the face of the challenger; Dub is enjoying every second of this. THERON FIRES WITH A SLAP TO THE FACE OF DUB?! DUB PUSHES THE CHAMPION BACK INTO THE CORNER ARE UNLEASHES A BARRAGE OF SKIN SPLITTING CHOPS TO THE CHEST!! DUB NOW WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! Dub grabs the arm and looks to send Theron across the ring – but, Theron twists out of it AND CRACKS DUB BACK WITH A STANDING BICYCLE KICK!!! DUB IS STUNNED AS THERON LOCKS THE WAIST AND ALMOST DROPS THE CHALLENGER ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A RELEASE CANADIAN SUPLEX!!! DUB IS ALREADY BACK TO HIS FEET AND FIRES WITH A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE – THERON DUCKS AND DRIVES BOTH KNEES INTO THE SPINE WITH A BACKSTABBER!!!
Nick Angel: That backstabber sends Dub back over Theron! Theron shoots back to his feet; you can see the blood vessels broken on the chest of the Answers World Champion! Theron calling Dub back to his feet! The champion has the challenger locked in his sights as Dub pushes himself back up – SUPERKICK!!!! DUB CAUGHT THE BOOT!!! ANKLE LOCK!!!!!! DUBIAN PAYING AMMAUGE TO HIS MENTOR!!!! THERON’S FACE COVERS IN PANIC!!!!! THERON TRYING TO SCRAMBLE TO THE ROPES, BUT DUB DRAGS HIM BACK!!!! THAT SLIGHT MOMENT GIVES THERON THE CHANCE TO ROLL ONTO HIS BACK AND HE USES HIS LEGS TO PUSH DUBIAN AWAY!!! DUBIAN SENT SLIDING AWAY AS THERON SCRAMBLES BACK UP!!! DUB LOOK TO MEET HIM!!!! SUPERKICK!!!!!! DUB CATCHES THE BOOT AGAIN AND SWINGS HIM AROUND!!!! OH MY GOD!!!! OLYMPIC SLAM!!!!! THERON NIKOLAS DRIVEN INTO THE CANVAS BY THE CHALLENGER WITH AN OLYMPIC SLAM!!!! DUBIAN COVERS!!!!
ONE!!!!!!!… TWO!!!!!…. KICKOUT!!!
Kawajai: THERON KICKS OUT!!!!
Nick Angel: AND DUB DOESN’T WASTE ANY TIME SLIDING OUT OF THE COVER AND INTO POSITION!!! DUB HAS THE CHAMPION AND HIS CHAMPIONSHIP LOCKED IN HIS SIGHTS!!! DUB CALLING, DEMANDING THERON TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET!!!! THERON SLOWLY PUSHING HIMSELF BACK UP!!!! DEVAN DUBIAN!!!! BLEEDING EDGE —- THERON COUNTERS WITH A ROLL UP!!!!
Nick Angel: THERON HAS A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS!!!!
Kawajai: DUB KICKS OUT!!!!!!
Nick Angel: DUBIAN TRYING TO SCRAMBLE TO HIS FEET – BUT THERON CRACKS HIM WITH A PUNT TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD!!! THE FORCE PUSHING DUB UP ONTO HIS KNEES!!!! SUPERKICK!!!!!!!! THERON SMASHES DUB FLUSH ON THE JAW WITH A SUPERKICK!!!!! DUB FALLS BACK, BUT THERON CATCHES THE ARM AND PULLS HIM IN!!!! THERON HAS HIM IN POSITION!!!! VINDICATION!!!!!! DEVAN DUBIAN DROPPED WITH THAT KNEE DROP BRAINBUSTER!!!!! DUB IS OUT AND THERON HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!!!!
ONE!!!!!… TWO!!!!!…. THRE-KICKOUT!!!!!!
Nick Angel: DUB GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!!! DEVAN DUBIAN KICKS OUT OF THAT VINDICATION!!!!
Kawajai: THERON IS LIVID!!! THERON SHOOTS STRAIGHT INTO THE FACE OF THE REFEREE HURLING ABSOLUTE ABUSE!!!! THERON NEEDS TO FINISH DUB!!! HE CAN’T LET THE CHALLENGER RECOVER!!!! THERON TURNS BACK TOWARDS DUB AND DROPS DOWN TO THE CANVAS!!! THERON IS MOCKING THE CHALLENGER!!! THERON CALLING DUB BACK TO HIS FEET JUST LIKE HE WOULD!!!! DUB SLOWLY PUSHING HIMSELF BACK UP!!!! BLEEDING EDGE FROM THERON NIKOLAS!!!! NO, DUB CATCHES THE WRIST OF THERON – TOUCH OF HEROINE?! DUB WITH THAT WRIST LOCK SHORT ARM LARIAT TO THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!!! DUB IMMEDIATELY BACKS INTO THE CORNER!!!! DUB LOOKING TO PUT THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION OUT OF COMMISSION FOR GOOD!!!! DUB LOOKS LIKE A MAN POSSESSED!!!! THERON PUSHES HIMSELF UP TO HIS HANDS AND KNEES – PROPEL TO PARADISE!!!!! THAT PUNT FROM DUB… JUST MISSES!!!! THERON JUST MANAGED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!! THERON SCRAMBLES BACK UP TO HIS FEET—- AND STRAIGHT INTO A BLEEDING EDGE!!!!
Nick Angel: NO!!!! NO!!!! THERON COUNTERS WITH A SLEEPER HOLD!!!! DUBIAN GOES STRAIGHT INTO AN IMMEDIATE PANIC!!!! THERON HAS IT LOCKED IN TIGHT!!!!! DUB… DUB IS FADING!!!! DUB IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT, BUT IT SEEMS TO BE TO NO USE!!!!! DUB DROPS DOWN TO HIS KNEES AS THERON RELEASES THE HOLD AND HITS THE ROPES!!!! HAIL TO THE KING!!!!!!!!! SHINING WIZARD TO THE JAW!!!!!! THERON COVERS!!!!!!
ONE!!!!!!!…. TWO!!!!!!!!!…. THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Kanye West and Jay-Z hits as Theron rolls off of Devan Dubian and is handed the Answers World Championship.)
Ring Announcer: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH… AND STIIIIIILLLLLLL THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!!!!! THERON NIIIIIIKKOOOOOLLLLLAAAASSSS!!!!
Kawajai: Theron does it! Like him or hate the man; Theron has came out in front of the world and successfully retained the Answers World Championship!
Nick Angel: There were a lot of person asking whether Theron could get the job done without the 1%, and tonight he has proven that he can.
Kawajai: You have to wonder what’s going through
the mind of Starr-Stan right now, but that’s Dynasty’s problem to worry about!
(Theron celebrates on top of the ramp as Dubian recovers in the ring before the camera fades elsewhere.)
(Impact is seen with his street clothes on, attempting to leave the arena until he’s suddenly bombarded by a sea of reporters stopping him in his tracks to ask him questions)
Reporter #1: Impact! Impact! What happened out there tonight?
Reporter #2: You lost in an upset against Malcolm Jones, were you expecting things to swing in his favor the way they did?
Reporter #3: How do you recover and move forward after this match?
Reporter #4: Do you plan on putting your world championship aspirations to a halt in order to go back to the drawing board and sharpening your game up?
Reporter #5: What do you th-
Impact: SHUT THE FUCK UP. If I wanted to see a bunch of weebs and armchair analysts sit there and place judgement I’d log onto my twitter account and read my timeline. I have absolutely no incentive to sit here and talk to you people and explain anything. Since when the fuck are you people even allowed to do this? Am I on Empire? Listen, I am a 7 time world champion and a staple on the Mount Rushmore of this business. If you want to sit there and judge me for one loss then be my guest but you’ll eat those words just like everybody else who has ever doubted the Evolved Essence. You incels can do what you want but what you’re not going to do is block me from getting to my destination and I mean that in the literal sense… get the hell out of my way before I start cleaning your fucking clocks.
(The group of reporters clear the way for Impact to walk through, which prompts him to smirk in return. He walks through and makes his way out of the door to the outdoors as the camera follows him. He stops in his tracks for a few seconds before turning around.)
Impact: …..Okay fine. You want a soundbite? Hows this for one: Rex McAllister, HBB, it don’t matter line em up Impact is coming for that World Heavyweight Championship! Oh….. and I love my Sienna Jade.
(Loud honking can be heard as a drop top ferrari pulls up blasting “Kids See Ghosts”, it happens to be Sienna Jade in the drivers seat, she gets out and gets in the passenger seat paying the media no mind, as Impact hops in the drivers seat and the two speed off.)
( VIDEO PACKAGE: We get highlights of the feud between Cameron Ella Ava and Mr. DEDEDE which started with their alliance back at Wrath of the Dragon in May, with snapshots of focal points in this story including DDD ganging up on Cameron with The 1% at the EAW Draft, Cameron putting DDD out of commission with The Equalizer, and the steel cage match between Liquid Swords and The Ava Sisters. We see Cameron facing Jack Ripley on the October 26th edition of Dynasty when she would be distracted by footage of Mr. DEDEDE showing up to her mother’s house. Cameron’s mother, Carmen Ava would be seen answering the doorbell and making out passionately with Mr. DEDEDE much to the shock of Cam. DDD is seen continually exploiting his love affair with Cameron’s mother, inviting her out on the following Dynasty as a guest of honor. Cameron would attempt to open her mother’s eyes about DDD’s antics, but Carmen Ava remained stuck in her convictions. On the November 9th edition of Dynasty DEDEDE would interfere in Cameron’s match against Jack Ripley by blasting the special guest referee, David Davidson, over the head with The Equalizer and allowing Ripley to capitalize with a blindside attack on Cam. This would lead Cameron to confront her mother backstage and tell her that she intends to face Mr. DEDEDE at Wicked Games to put DDD in his place once and for all, whether she likes it or not. )
( Return to the Smoothie King Center. )
“ILLEST MUTHAFUCKA ALIVE!!!!!!”
( “Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Jay Z and Kanye West plays on the sound system, and Mr. DEDEDE walks out to the the stage wearing dark shades, dressed in ring gear and a “Gawdzilla” t-shirt on. He saunters down to the ring with an arrogant look about him. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first, representing The 1%, residing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, weighing 230 POUNDS.. MMMISTEEEEEEEERRRRRRR DEDEDEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Kawajai: . It is well documented that the Chairman of EAW subscribes to the doctrine in the Art of War, but he has not only attempted to crush Cameron Ella Ava totally, he is bringing the war to Cameron Ella Ava’s doorstep — quite literally.
Nick Angel: I can’t condone DDD’s actions at all, I never agree with involving somebody’s family when you have a personal problem with them, but when you enter a hotly contested rivalry with someone like Mr. DEDEDE who has resorted to these tactics before it poses as a whole ‘nother enemy that you have to battle. This is not going to be a physical battle for Cameron Ella Ava, it’s going to be a mental one as well.
( “ULTRAnumb” (Exterminated Remix) by Blue Stahli plays on the sound system, and Cameron Ella Ava walks out to the ring with a fierce look in her eyes. )
Bella Braxton: His opponent, from Los Angeles, California.. “THE GODDESS”, CAMMEROOOOOOOON ELLAAAAAA AAVVAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Kawajai: So in your opinion how does Cameron Ella Ava get over the mind games Nick? We’ve seen Cam overcome so much adversity in her past, but how does she complete an obstacle like this against a man as cunning and meticulous as Mr. DEDEDE?
Nick Angel: It’s gonna be hard for her not to see red during this match Kawa but she has to keep her emotions in check. If she gets overzealous even for one second it could cost her dearly, and nowadays it looks more and more like DDD is going after much more than just victories. A loss to Mr. DEDEDE could render you easy pickings to falling victim to The Equalizer the same way Jamie O’Hara, Johnny Ventura and Darkane have just this season alone!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Kawajai: DDD and Cameron start this thing off and while there is no love loss between these two, DDD doesn’t quite look like he’s taking this too seriously. DDD paces back and forth, forcing Cameron to constantly change positions and follow him around the ring. DDD finally offers up his hands for a collar & elbow lock up, Cameron closes in, and DDD catches her with a snug side headlock trapping Cameron in this position.
Nick Angel: DDD has that headlock locked in as tight as he possibly can. Cameron Ella Ava is trying to place her hands anywhere she can and yank herself out via several positions, but DDD has it held in snug. Cameron attempts to walk backwards and props her foot behind her off the middle rope to give herself a running start! But DDD follows Cam to a kneeling position and keeps the headlock maintained. The audience beginning to clap for Cameron Ella Ava to help her summon up enough energy that she needs in order to escape the hold. Cam takes herself over to the ropes and back out of them, but DDD maintains the headlock the entire time!
Mr. DEDEDE: C’mon Cam you can fight with men right? You tough right? What’s a headlock to The Goddess?
Kawajai: Cameron attempts to shoulder-roll to the mat, but DDD shoulder rolls with her maintaining the headlock! Cam might have put herself in a precarious position, she has a 230 pound man holding her to the ground in a headlock and is going to have to fight for even more leverage. A little bit of time goes by before Cam can fight her way up to even somewhat of a vertical base. Cam is back up to one knee, delivers an elbow, another elbow, but DDD tightens up the headlock even more now. Cam back up to her feet and she rushes to the ropes and attempts to sling her body through the ropes and out of the ring to escape the headlock! But DDD latches on and yanks Cameron right back in! And we’re right back where we started with…another headlock.
( DDD continues the headlock for another 30 seconds of complete non-movement, and the bored audience starts to heckle h im for the lack of action. )
Kawajai: Okay it’s been almost three minutes and we’ve had literally nothing but headlocks so far. What exactly is DDD doing?
Nick Angel: More mind games Kawa. DDD almost never resorts to headlocks, this is DDD’s way of saying “I am a man, you are a woman, you are physically weaker therefore you are inferior.” DDD talking loads of trash while Cam is using her nails and trying to scratch her way out of DDD’s hold, and DDD doesn’t budge. Now Cam drops to the mat, DDD follows her to the mat and Cam MANAGES TO ADJUST HER WEIGHT AND STACK DDD’S SHOULDERS TO THE CANVAS! THE REFEREE SLIDES INTO POSITION!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOO!!!
Kawajai: DDD finally releases the headlock and kicks out! Both Elitists scramble back up to their feet, DDD takes a swipe at Cameron, Cam with a baseball slide through his legs and hooks him from behind for a GERMAN SUPLEX!! But DDD counters with a standing switch, perhaps going for a German of his own! ……….. Guess not, instead he applies another headlock. -_-
( The annoyed and frustrated crowd starts to boo. )
Nick Angel: Mr. DEDEDE keeping this match as uninteresting as he can much to the chagrin of the crowd. Cameron appears to be on probation because she’s not able to get out of Headlock City. Cameron again using her nails to claw at DDD’s biceps, his forearms, any part of him that she can get her hands on but DDD is gnashing his teeth and clamping down on Cam’s head as hard as he can. DDD cutting off blood flow to Cam’s brain, she’ll probably have an imprint of his forearm for days with this long, drawn out headlock struggle. BUT LOOK AT THIS! CAMERON MUSTERS UP A BOOST OF ENERGY AND MANAGES TO LIFT DDD OFF THE GROUND PERHAPS FOR A BACK SUPLEX! BACK SUPLEX TIME? But DDD adjusts his weight and takes Cam to the ground with a headlock takedown. BUT CAMERON ROLLS THROUGH THE HEADLOCK TAKEDOWN AND SLIPS OUT OF IT TO COUNTER FOR THE AVA LOCK!!! MODIFIED STF LOCKED IN ON MR.DEDEDE!!! CAM FINALLY TURNS THE TABLES, AND DDD YELLING OUT IN PAIN AFTER BEING CAUGHT IN THE SUBMISSION HOLD FOR ONCE! DDD clawing over to the ropes with all he’s got, and due to the size difference DDD doesn’t take much time to get to the bottom rope, clutching onto it for dear life once he finally gets there.
Ref: 1! 2!
Kawajai: Cameron forced to release, but she’s far from done with DDD! Cameron standing over Mr. DEDEDE now and begins battering away with closed fist punches bouncing off the face of the EAW Chairman! The referee trying to get Cameron to relent, but now she pulls DDD up — only for DDD to latch onto the middle rope and drag himself out to the apron. But Cam follows up back backing away and SPRINTING AT DDD WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! DDD drops off the apron, Cameron runs the ropes again, and by the time DDD turns around he’s met with a SUICIDE DIVE! DDD CRASHING INTO THE BARRICADE, CAM SPRINTS BACK INTO THE RING, RUNS THE ROPES ONE MORE TIME WITH MORE MOMENTUM THAN BEFORE, AND ANOTHER SUICIDE DIVE!!! CAMERON CRASHES INTO DDD WITH RECKLESS ABANDON, TAKING THE BOTH OF THEM DOWN!
Nick Angel: Finally something for people to get behind! Cameron eventually recovers and loosens up her neck which probably feels stiff as a board after being bent in a position for what felt like hours via the headlock. Cam takes DDD up and SWINGS HIS ARM INTO THE LED RINGPOST! DDD staggers away clutching his right bicep and Cam follows him up turning him around and SLAPPING HIM VICIOUSLY ACROSS THE FACE! HE JUST PAN HANDLED THE HELL OUT OF DDD!
Kawajai: Cameron verbally tearing him a new one for all that he’s done to her family these past couple of months, and you really can’t blame her! DDD is on the ground stunned by that slap and Cam mounts over him again punching him over and over right in his jaw, all while the referee is counting from the ring. Cam takes DDD back up and they’re right here at the announce desk, CAM BOUNCES DDD’S HEAD OFF THE DESK WITH A THUD! AND CAMERON HOISTS DDD UP FROM BEHIND… CARRYING HIM ALL THE WAY ON HIS SHOULDERS… AND A BACK SUPLEX SENDS DDD SLAMMING ACROSS OUR ANNOUNCE DESK!!!!
Ref: 7!!!!! 8!!!!
Nick Angel: Cameron rushes into the ring to break the count, and she immediately climbs up to the top turnbuckle while DDD is sprawled out over our table! I don’t think DDD has any idea where Cameron is, but HE’S ABOUT TO FIND OUT! DDD SITS UP, IS BACK ON HIS FEET, AND IS TAKEN DOWN WITH A METEORA TO THE OUTSIDE!!!! MR. DEDEDE DRIVEN INTO THE FLOOR WITH THE DIVING DOUBLE KNEES TO THE FACE! And Cameron Ella Ava drags DDD up from the floor with everything she’s got to send him back into the ring, and quickly follows him in in order to get a cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Kawajai: Kick out by DDD! Cameron looks like she’s far from finished, but let’s take another look on the height she got on that Meteora!
( REPLAY: Cameron jumps from a standing base on the top of the LED Ringpost and reaches nearly 15 feet in height off the ground above ringside before crashing down on DDD with the double knees. Return to the ring, where Cameron is lighting DDD up with knife edge chops to the chest. )
Nick Angel: This may be the most rabid we have ever seen Cameron Ella Ava, she is incensed and rightfully so! DDD is eating chops to the chest and barely able to respond to it. Cam backs away while DDD staggers out of the corner holding his sternum, and Cam takes him out of the ropes with an Irish whip — DDD reverse the whip — Cam rebounds off the ropes and DDD ducks down for a back body drop! But CAM COUNTERS WITH A BEAUTIFUL CROSS ARMBREAKER TRANSITION TO THE RIGHT ARM! DDD yelps in pain but it’s not too long before he can muster up enough leverage to roll through the armbreaker and stack Cameron onto her shoulders! The referee slides to the mat but Cameron releases the armbreaker, DDD rolls over, Cam attempts to RE-APPLY THE AVA LOCK!!! DDD COMBAT ROLLS OUT OF IT, SMOOTH ESCAPE FROM THE GAWD, AND BY THE TIME CAM GETS BACK UP TO HER FEET DDD TAKES HER DOWN WITH A CORKSCREW CROSSBODY!!! BEAUTIFUL SEQUENCE, AND THAT MIGHT BE WHAT DDD NEEDS AS HE HOOKS THE LEG!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Kawajai: Cameron kicks out of that one! DDD is feeling some soreness on that right arm, he’s trying to shake off the pain and Cameron is on the road to recovery as well. Once Cam is back up DDD charges at Cameron to take her right back down with a running clothesline! He delivered that clothesline so hard Cam does a whole 360, and DDD points to his noggin which if you’re an old head like me is a very familiar taunt from DDD’s “Gawd” days back in 08 and 09. DDD walks over to the turnbuckle and is tinkering with the middle turnbuckle now. The referee checks on Cameron, but by the time he turns to DDD Mr. DEDEDE has already removed the padding from the middle turnbuckle! What is he thinking?
Nick Angel: Whatever it is it isn’t good, and the referee knows it. DDD and the referee get into a little bit of a spat and the official snatches the turnbuckle padding away from Mr. DEDEDE! DDD begs for it back, but the referee is in the process of reapplying the padding in order to protect these two Elitists from killing one another with the exposed steel — BUT CAMERON DRIVES DDD INTO THAT CORNER! The referee jumps out of the way, accidently dropping the padding out of the ring but saving his own skin! Finally a referee who knows how to dodge a freaking move! Cameron is firing away with kicks to the midsection over and over, just stomping away and bringing a defenseless DDD down to a seated position! Now Cameron stands over him and delivers a ROPE-AIDED CANNONBALL DROPKICK, SENDING BOTH BOOTS ACROSS THE TEMPLE OF THE CHAIRMAN!!! DDD rolls away from the corner, and Cameron decides to take the climb up that same turnbuckle with her back turned to DDD. WE MIGHT SEE A MOONSAULT FROM CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!!!
Kawajai: BUT DDD SOMEHOW SPRINGS UP TO HIS FEET!!!! OH NO!!!!! DDD CHARGES AT CAM FROM BEHIND AND SHOVES HER OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! CAM GOES FLYING ACROSS RINGSIDE AND SMACKING AGAINST THE BARRICADE!!! YIKES!!!!!
( The crowd gasps at the collision, and the official slides out of the ring to check on Cameron after that long fall. DDD collapses back to the mat, still dazed and barely cognizant of where he is. )
Nick Angel: And look who it is! It’s Cameron’s mother! Carmen Ava comes running down the ramp, obviously concerned about her daughter who nearly decapitated herself across the barricade! That was a long, awful fall, and we might need to stop this match!
( Carmen is at her daughter’s side along with the referee, tending to a disoriented Cameron Ella Ava. DDD is collecting his breath, and we get a replay of DDD’s counter where Cameron was sent flying from the top rope, across ringside, and crashing head and shoulder first against the barricade. )
Kawajai: The referee consulting with Cameron’s mother about possibly stopping this match…… but Mr. DEDEDE rolls out of the ring! Carmen is begging DDD not to let this continue, and DDD wrapping his disgusting hands around Carmen’s body and assuring her that he’s going to “put an end to this.” This is just absolutely sick, for the love of God DDD that is somebody’s daughter, don’t let this continue! DDD carefully picks Cameron up off of the floor much to the objection of the official, and he rolls Cam back into the ring and orders the referee to get back in the ring himself and finish the match off. DDD crawls into the ring and hooks both legs, giving the official no other choice but to count.
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Nick Angel: BUT CAMERON KICKS OUT!!! CAMERON ELLA AVA KICKS OUT!!! MR. DEDEDE IS FURIOUS, DDD BEGINS SCREAMING AT CAMERON’S MOTHER WHO IS AT RINGSIDE STUNNED!
Kawajai: I don’t know if that was the right move by Cam, she leaves DDD no choice now! Mr. DEDEDE walks over to the nearest turnbuckle and begins to take that oh so familiar kneeling position!!! Carmen is on the apron begging DDD not to do it, but DDD can only see red at this point!!! He’s tugging at his hair, scowling and pouncing in place, all the way charged up and ready to rip through Cameron Ella Ava once and for all!!!! AFTER A MOMENT CAMERON IS UP, STILL DISORIENTED, BARELY ABLE TO STAND, AND SHE TURNS AROUND!!!!! SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEARRR!!!
Nick Angel: GODDESS’ TOUCH!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOD OUT OF NOWHERE!!!! CAMERON COUNTERS WITH THE ENZIGURI!!!!! TAKING DDD’S LIGHTS OUT!!!! ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WAS SEATED BEFORE HAS JUMPED UP TO THEIR FEET FOLLOWING THAT, AND CAMERON DESPERATELY CLAWS HERSELF OVER TO DEDEDE AND DRAGS HERSELF ON TOP OF HIM FOR THE COVER WITH WHATEVER SHE HAS LEFT!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Kawajai: DDD KICKS OUT! MR. DEDEDE STILL IN THIS! And I’m thinking Cameron didn’t get as much as that as she could have Nick, she pulled the rabbit out of the hat at a very crucial point, but she at the very least averted imminent disaster!
Nick Angel: No that was an incredible counter and it was exactly what she needed, I’m surprised she’s still even going after that brutal fall from earlier, and you can tell Cam is still very much feeling the effects of that! Carmen Ava is still on the apron begging for her daughter not to continue, Cam looks extremely disoriented and you can tell even the referee is concerned for her health. BUT CHECK THIS OUT, CAMERON IS STILL HERE TO FIGHT, AND CAM IS STANDING OVER MR. DEDEDE AND BEATING HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH A FLURRY OF CLOSED FISTS RIGHT TO THE SKULL! CAMERON CONTINUES WITH EVEN MORE BRUTAL STOMPS, STIFF KICKS TO THE FACE THAT EVEN HAVE SOME MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE WINCING! Now Cameron drags DDD up with a mad look on her face, PERHAPS LOOKING FOR THE FINISHING BLOW, NO WAY! NO WAY!!! SHE HOISTS DDD UP TO HER SHOULDERS!!!! HOW IN GOD’S NAME?!!?
Kawajai: CAMERON LOOKING FOR “BREAKING BARRIERS”!!!! RACK ATTACK COULD BE ON ITS WAY, THAT MAY RIP MR. DEDEDE IN HALF IF SHE MANAGES TO GET ALL OF IT!!!
Nick Angel: NOT SO FAST, DDD SLIDES OFF OF CAMS SHOULDERS TO LAND BEHIND HER AND HE SHOVES CAMERON AWAY FROM HIM! CAMERON ALMOST RUNS RIGHT INTO HER MOM! BUT CAM MANAGES TO STOP HERSELF BEFORE SHE COLLIDES INTO CARMEN AVA!
Kawajai: CAM TURNS AROUND!!! DEDEDE TAKES OFF WITH THE SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAR!!!!!!!! GOT IT!!!!!!!!!
Nick Angel: OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY GOODNESS, CAM MOVED OUT OF THE WAY, AND DDD INADVERTENTLY SPEARS CAMERON’S MOTHER!!! THAT KNOCKS HER OFF THE APRON, OH MY GOD.
( DDD drops to one knee stunned, as Carmen Ava goes flying off of the apron and tumbling to the ringside floor. Cameron Ella Ava immediately bolts out of the ring and rushes to her mother, who is trembling on the floor and crying in pain. )
Kawajai: A horrific misfire of the spear sends that poor woman flying off of the apron and crashing to the floor. DDD can’t believe what just happened, and Cameron is on the verge of tears, I can’t even imagine what she’s going through…
Nick Angel: That was just a horrific fall…. I won’t even blame DDD for that one, it really wasn’t anybody’s fault, it was a freak accident. You can see the look on DDD’s face, that is genuine concern, and Cameron is cradling her mother now while calling for help. She could potentially be paralyzed from a fall like that or worse, this is not a trained professional athlete Kawa.
Kawajai: No I agree with you… finally it looks like EMTs are on their way out here to tend to Cameron’s mother.
( The EMTs surround Carmen Ava and attempt to stabilize her. Cameron holds her mother’s hands tightly while EMTs apply a neck brace and tell each other to prepare a backboard and a stretcher. )
Kawajai: WAIT A MINUTE!!! WAIT A MINUTE!!! FROM BEHIND, DDD HAS CAMERON BY THE HAIR!!! WHAT’S THIS SON OF A BITCH DOING?!
Nick Angel: DDD SENDS CAMERON HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! JESUS CHRIST DDD WHAT THE HELL???
Kawajai: THIS SICKO DOESN’T EVEN CARE THAT AN INNOCENT WOMAN WAS HURT, HE STILL ONLY CARES ABOUT WINNING THIS MATCH! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN?
Nick Angel: EVEN THE REFEREE IS MORTIFIED BY THIS, AND DDD DRAGS CAMERON BACK INTO THE RING WITH A LOOK THAT ONLY A DEMON COULD LOVE ON HIS FACE…. AND LOOK AT THIS! DDD RUNS CAMERON HEAD FIRST INTO THE EXPOSED STEEL TURNBUCKLE AT ONE OF THE CORNERS!!! CAMERON WAS JUST DRIVEN TEMPLE FIRST INTO THE EXPOSED STEEL, AND HER EYES ARE PRACTICALLY ROLLED BACK IN HER SKULL! FOR GOD’S SAKES WHERE IS DDD’S CHILL?
Kawajai: THIS BASTARD ISN’T EVEN FINISHED, DDD DRAGS CAMERON BY HER HAIR OVER TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING LIKE SHE’S NOT EVEN A PERSON, LOOKING DOWN AT CAMERON’S CARCASS WITH THOSE DEHUMANIZING EYES! AND DDD HOOKS CAMERON BY BOTH ARMS! DDD RELISHING IN THE POSITION OF POWER THAT HE’S IN, AND NOW HE’S GOING TO CAPITALIZE!!!! MK DRIVER!!!!!! LIFTING DOUBLE UNDERHOOK BRAINBUSTER!!!!!!! DAMN IT!!!
( DDD sprawls out over Cameron with a sadistic smile on his face, and the referee slides down to the mat to count the pin. )
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Illest Motherfucker Alive” picks back up on the sound system, and Mr. DEDEDE demands that the referee raise his hand and declares him the victory. The official raises one hand, and DDD raises the corna with the other. )
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner, MISTER DEDEDE!!!!!!!
Kawajai: Disgusting, just completely disgusting. I don’t know what’s happened to DDD along the way, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen him stoop this low.
Nick Angel: DDD’s reputation as an opportunist comes into play yet again, he is willing to take whatever advantages he can get even when it’s the most morally repugnant decision. In his famous words, he isn’t interested in fairness, he’s only interested in winning.
( Cameron lays on the canvas unconscious, and DDD exits the ring and joins the EMTs who are stretching Carmen Ava up the ramp. DDD takes Carmen, who is still oblivious to what happened, and holds her by the hand while remaining by her side. )
Kawajai: And look at him still pretending as though he actually cares for Carmen Ava, even though he just blindsided her freaking daughter. I… I don’t even have the words.
(Highlight of the feud between Ahren Fournier and Noah Reigner play showing Ahren’s visit to Voltage alongside Kassidy Heart lobbying for a world title match against Diamond Cage where he would get into a confrontation with Noah’s old trainer. The following Showdown Ahren would cut a promo demanding a championship opportunity only to be interrupted by House Reigner, Noah and Evelyn Ridley where they would get into it with Ahren & Kassidy Heart. After several back and forths and wars of words, Kassidy and Noah would compete in singles action on Showdown in a bout that would end in no contest following interference. It plays highlights of Kassidy and Noah’s rise in the business running in similar circles and companies such as The Plant wrestling school and So-Cal Ultra Violet, following their journies all the way to REVOLT! Pro Combat and eventually EAW showing the success of the two including Noah capturing the CITV Briefcase and Kassidy Heart running alongside Ahren Fournier in the Magnum Opus making enemies with the likes of Noah Reigner. It ends with a face to face between Ahren and Noah as the camera fades to black)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is a singles match scheduled foooooor….
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“Starboy” by The Weeknd erupts through the speakers. In response, the crowd starts a chorus of ear-splitting boos to welcome Ahren Fournier to the stage, with Kassidy Heart by his side.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, weighing in at two-hundred and ten pounds, being accompanied by Kassidy Heart, he is the STARBOI—AAAAAAAAAAHRRRRREENNNNN FOOOOUUURRRRRNNNNNIIEEER!
Kawajai: Kassidy Heart looking mighty, mighty fine tonight, wouldn’t you say so, Nick? :wow:
Nick Angel: Meh. Blonde isn’t really my type. But won’t you look at Ahren Fournier!? BAAAAAAAA!
Nick Angel: Hey, show some love for the starboi, Kawa!
Kawajai: Nick, I gotta say—tonight, I’m with the fans here in attendance. I’m not a big fan of Ahren right now. I have little to no respect for a man that had the audacity to interfere in a match as important as tonight’s EAW World Title Match—this man inadvertently ended Scott Diamond’s career! He took that privilege away from Diamond Cage. And if you ask me, any man who’s comfortable attacking another man from behind just yells “coward.”
Nick Angel: You see a coward, I see the GOAT. All Fur Erryth—
Kawajai: Watch it, Nick, or you’ll find yourself smack dab in the middle of a lawsuit.
(Upon entering the ring, Ahren Fournier stops in the center to pose as Kassidy Heart pretends to snap pictures of Ahren with an imaginary camera, much to the dismay of the booing crowd. The photoshoot is interrupted when” Starboy” is cut off by “Don’t Stop” by InnerPartySystem. The fans cheer in anticipation for Noah Reigner’s arrival on stage, Kassidy and Ahren, annoyed, reposition themselves at one end of the ring.)
I GOT, YOU WANT.
IT’S JUST, DON’T STOP.
I GOT, YOU WANT.
IT’S JUST, DON’T STOP.
THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT.
LIES ARE ENTERTAINMENT.
YOU ARE DOWN ON YOUR KNEES…
BEGGING ME FOR MORE!
(As the hook for “Don’t Stop” rips through the sound system, Noah Reigner pops out onto the stage, the fans roaring as he raises his hands in the air, Evelyn Ridley close by his side. He approaches the top of the ramp, arms hanging loosely at his sides as Evelyn smiles and looks onward.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent…being accompanied by Evelyn Ridley—from Seattle, Washington—weighing at one hundred and eighty-four pounds, he is “THE ASSAULT RIFLE”… NNNOOOOOAAAAHHH RRRRRRREEEEIIIGNNNNEERRRRRRR!
(Noah brings his arms up into that “assault rifle” pose, and begins “shooting” towards the ring, focusing his “ammo” onto Ahren and Kassidy in the ring, leaning comfortably on the ropes. Ahren yawning obnoxiously as Kassidy rolls her eyes. Noah drops his arms and continues his march down to the ring, Evelyn a few feet behind him.)
Kawajai: Noah Reigner all business as usual, tonight—he has not taken his eyes off of Ahren Fournier since he came behind that curtain, Nicky. And after Ahren’s words about Noah Reigner tonight, I can’t say that I blame him. Noah certainly isn’t known for taking insults lightly!
Nick Angel: Can’t say that I blame him for his intense level of focus tonight. He’s going to need to keep his head straight if he has any chance of defeating Ahren Fournier here tonight. Baaaaaaa, BAAAAAAAAAA!! **BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!**
(Noah Reigner enters the ring, handing his leather jacket off to Evelyn outside of the ring as the music dies down. He turns back to Kassidy and Ahren’s corner, who pretend to talk strategy before Kassidy steps out of the ring and takes her place at Ahren’s ringside corner.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Nick Angel: AND HERE WE GO KAWA! Ahren and Noah, dancing around each other, as they line themselves up for an elbow and shoulder tie up! Ahren using his size to his advantage here as he forces Ahren into the turnbuckle corner…but Noah, maintaining the hold, forces Ahren against against the ropes—
Kawajai: Ahren and Regnier just rotating against the ropes here, until Reigner finds himself against the turnbuckle again, Ahren not letting him move! The ref has to step in here, Nick, to separate these two. Remember, this is NOT a no-DQ match-up, so these two men have to be very careful not to break the rules here. Ahren backs off, playfully wiping sweat off of his brow, turning his back to Noah, taunting the fans. Noah taking a moment to recenter himself before charging straight at a distracted Ahren, trying to get a hold of his waist!
Nick Angel: Noah grabbing Ahren by the waist, trying to set him up for a suplex, but Ahren trying to do what he can to gain control over Noah and break the hold. Ahren trying to rip Noah’s hands off of him, but he can’t break Noah’s hold! Noah, holding Ahren from behind, throwing some kicks to the inside of Ahren’s knee, trying to overpower him! But Ahren fights back with some stiff elbows to the head of Noah and—ooh! Looks like Ahren got Noah right in the eyes! Unintentional, but it works to Ahren’s advantage here as Noah breaks the hold and backs off of Ahren, trying to clear his vision!
Kawajai: Ahren not missing the opportunity here to take advantage of the opportunity, and go straight after Noah with a running knee! And look at Kassidy, clapping and jumping for joy as Ahren regains control of this matchup! Noah, now on his knees, is the victim of a series of hard kicks from Ahren, straight to Noah’s back! Evelyn trying to cheer Noah on at ringside, with a look of concern on her face! Noah falls to the ground, right by the bottom ropes, but Ahren won’t let him rest! Ahren grabs Noah by the neck, pulling him up to his feet, with a swift knee to the midsection, and sets him up for the Irish Whip!
Nick Angel: Ahren whips Noah across the ring, Noah bouncing off of the ropes—Ahren setting up for a lift—but Noah returns with a HUGE STEP UP ENZUIGIRI, CATCHING NOAH RIGHT IN THE JAW! Ahren barely able to stand as Noah runs back to the ropes, bounces off, and charges right at a dazed Starboi—SLINGSHOT SPEAR OFF THE ROPES FROM NOAH REIGNER! He goes for the cover!
Kawajai: Kick out by Ahren Fournier! He gets the shoulder up! Before Noah can even stand, Ahren grabs Noah by the neck! Ahren holding Noah down—he wraps his legs around Noah’s waist—is he looking for a rollup? No! Ahren with some hard forearms to the back of the head of Noah Reigner! Noah can’t do anything here! He tries to get some shots in of his own, but Ahren has im beat! This is where that MMA background comes in handy! Ahren flips him over, Noah on his back now, and lands some hard shots to the head of Noah Reigner, now covering his face. Ahren stands up, using the ropes for leverage—A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE CHEST OF NOAH REIGNER! Ahren goes for the cover, but Noah kicks up before the ref could even get down for the count! Noah not going down that easy, Nick. Ahren, visibly frustrated, stands him up—but Noah fights back with a sneaky uppercut, sending Ahren backwards!
Nick Angel: And Noah from behind—he gets a hold of Ahren’s arms—A DRAGON SUPLEX TO AHREN FOURNIER! NOAH REIGNER PLANTED AHREN RIGHT ON THE NECK! And look at Evelyn! Cheering Noah on! Noah, now with a knee drop to abdomen of Ahren, knocking the air out of him! And another! And ANOTHER! OH! Noah goes for another knee drop, but Ahren catches it! He’s got Noah by the leg! He whips him onto the ground, Noah landing on his stomach, but Ahren doesn’t let go of that leg! Ahren maneuvers himself on top of Noah for a half boston crab—Ahren has it locked in!
Kawajai: Noah doing everything he can to get out of this! He’s wriggling underneath Ahren who laughs while increasing the pressure on Noah’s leg! He’s got him trapped! Noah with nowhere to go! Ref asking Noah if he’s going to tap—he shakes his head no! Ahren increases the pressure on the hold, wrenching the knee, Noah writhing in pain! This man is sadistic, Nicky! Just get a look at the face of Kassidy Heart, she’s enjoying this more than he is!
Nick Angel: She better wipe that smile off her face—it looks like Evelyn’s trying to rile up the crowd to cheer on Noah Reigner, who’s refusing to tap out here! The crowd clapping along with Evelyn, and it’s working! Noah building some momentum here! Ahren shaking his head “no” as Noah starts to lift up off the ground—he makes it out! The Assault Rifle breaks the hold! He rolls to the opposite end of the ring, Ahren looking to charge at Noah, but he’s met with a swift kick to the midsection! Noah grabs a hold of him, he lifts Ahren off the ground! He suspends him in the air, it’s looking like—YES! THE FALCON ARROW! AHREN COMES CRASHING DOWN AND NOAH TRANSITION INTO THE PIN!
Kawaji: AHREN FOURNIER KICKS OUT! Both men giving absolutely everything they got in this matchup tonight! What a fantastic display of athleticism here! Noah, still feeling the effects of that Boston crab is leaning on the turnbuckle here to gather himself here, can’t put too much weight on that leg—Ahren seeing an opportunity here, running right towards Noah into the turnbuckle—NOAH DODGES, AND AHREN GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL RING POST!!!! I FELT THAT FROM HERE, NICK, AND NOAH GRABS AHREN, LOOKING FOR ANOTHER IRISH RIP TO THE OPPOSITE END OF THE RING—BOTH MEN BOUNCING OFF THE ROPES—BUT AHREN MEETS HIM IN THE MIDDLE WITH THE SUPERKICK TO THE SHIN—WAIT A MINUTE, STAR STRUCK!!!! STAR STRUCK!!!! AHREN CONNECTS WITH THE DOUBLE SUPERKICK! NOAH REIGNER HAS NO IDEA WHAT HIT HIM!!! Evelyn is looking worried here at ringside, Nicky.
Nick Angel: What a superkick! Noah Reigner is standing on spaghetti legs, absolutely clueless here in the middle of the ring—Ahren relishing in the moment, admiring his work—he takes a step backwards backwards, both him and Kassidy pretending to snap a picture here, Kawa, rotating around a dazed Noah Reigner—he gets a running head start to the ropes, bouncing off for some momentum—
Kawajai: AND HE HITS HIM WITH THE PROTECT YA NECK!!! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!! DID YOU SEE THAT IMPACT?!?! LIKE A RAGDOLL, NOAH REIGNER HAS BEEN TURNED INSIDE OUT HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! AHREN SEIZING THE MOMENT HERE, HE GOES FOR THE COVER—
Kawajai: EVELYN RIDLEY! EVELYN RIDLEY IS ON THE APRON! NOAH REIGNER IS DOWN AND OUT BUT THE REFEREE HAS HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO STOP THE COUNT TO GET EVELYN OUT OF HERE! SHE’S ARGUING WITH THE REFEREE, SHE REFUSES TO MOVE!!!! AHREN STANDS UP—HOW HE’S ARGUING WITH THE REFEREE AND WITH EVELYN!
Nick Angel: KASSIDY HEART HAS HAD ENOUGH OF EVELYN, KAWA! SHE’S HEADING RIGHT AFTER HER! EVELYN SEES HER, AND JUMPS FROM OFF OF THE APRON, HOPING TO RUN AWAY FROM KASSIDY, BUT NO—KASSIDY IS CHASING EVELYN AROUND THE RING!
Kawajai: Looks like Evelyn wants nothing to do with Kassidy, she might just regret interfering in this matchup! Evelyn, thinking quickly, just ducked underneath the bottom rope—she hides behind Ahren Fournier, who has a dumbfounded look on his face! He looks disgusted with himself as Evelyn puts a hand on his back, trying to avoid the coming onslaught she knows Kassidy has in store! Evelyn, using Ahren as a shield, ducking Kassidy in the middle of the ring! Kassidy growing frustrated! Now it’s a game of peek-a-boo between Kassidy and Evelyn, with Ahren playing monkey in the middle—
Nick Angel: Evelyn pushes Ahren forward, right into Kassidy Heart! And as he collides with Kassidy, Evelyn sees the opportunity to escape through the ropes once again—taking a moment to breathe, leaning against the barricade—
Kawajai: But Kassidy is quicker than Evelyn, Nick! Here she goes, Evelyn’s not looking, Kassidy’s setting herself up—KASSIDY HEART OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY TO EVELYN, BOTH WOMEN CRASHING INTO THE BARRICADE!
Nick Angel: And The Queen of Hearts isn’t done with her yet—Kassidy hops right back up, grabbing Evelyn by the hair—A HARD RIGHT ELBOW TO THE SKULL OF EVELYN! Evelyn looking for a retreat, but Kassidy has her right where she wants her—SHE GRABS EVELYN BY THE SHOULDERS AND CHUCKS HER RIGHT OVER THE BARRICADE AND INTO THESE FANS HERE AT RINGSIDE!
Kawajai: EVELYN CAN BARELY STAND ON HER OWN TWO FEET! BUT KASSIDY CONTINUES WITH THE ASSAULT! SHE’S BEATING EVELYN ALL THROUGH THIS ENTIRE CROWD! SO LONG, EVELYN! With both of these women out of the equation, we can at least count on a clean finish to this match up, without either woman being able to interfere now!
Nick Angel: Ahren, collecting himself, realizes the position he has over Noah Reigner! Noah is finally starting to recover from the Protect Ya Neck! He’s dazed, and Ahren’s not wasting any time! He turns back to face Noah—BUT NOAH REIGNER WAS READY FOR HIM! THE KILL SHOT! NOAH REIGNER CONNECTS WITH THE KILL SHOT! AHREN HAS NO IDEA WHERE HE IS! HE TEETERS, AND FALLS! AND NOAH IS DOWN! BOTH MEN DOWN! THAT KILLSHOT TOOK EVERY LAST BIT OF ENERGY NOAH HAD LEFT! THAT WAS PURE ADRENALINE RUNNING THROUGH THE VEINS OF NOAH REIGNER! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE! BUT WAIT A MINUTE! KAWA!!! LOOK!!!!
Kawajai: I DON’T BELIEVE IT! IT’S DIAMOND CAGE! DIAMOND CAGE! THESE FANS ARE GOING NUTS! DIAMOND CAGE IS BACK OUT HERE, RUNNING DOWN THE RAMP! HE SLIDES STRAIGHT INTO THE RING—HE PUSHES THE REFEREE OUT OF THE WAY! HE’S GOING RIGHT AFTER AHREN FORUNIER, WHO’S DOWN!
Nick Angel: DIAMOND CAGE LIFTS HIM UP—WHAT IS HE THINKING!? HE SETS HIM UP FOR THE—OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE!!!!! CRADLE TO THE GRAVE! DIAMOND CAGE LANDS THE PILEDRIVER!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Kawajai: THIS IS PAYBACK! DIAMOND CAGE IS GETTING HIS RETRIBUTION, NICK! AHREN FOURNIER IS DEFENSELESS! AND DIAMOND CAGE IS RUTHLESS! HE’S LIKE A MAN POSSESSED! A RABID DOG! HE GETS ON TOP OF AHREN AND BEGINS LAYING RIGHT HANDS STRAIGHT TO THE SKULL OF AHREN FOURNIER! ONE RIGHT AFTER THE OTHER!
Nick Angel: CAGE REPOSITIONS TO THE COQUINA CLUTCH!!! THE REAR NAKED CHOKE!!!! OH MY GOD!! THIS IS BRUTAL, KAWA, AHREN FOURNIER DOESN’T EVEN HAVE THE STRENGTH TO TAP OUT!!!! I THINK HE’S OUT COLD!!! BUT CAGE WON’T RELEASE THE HOLD!!!! GET SOME HELP OUT OF HERE, DAMMIT! AHREN FOURNIER IS TURNING BLUE IN THE FACE!!! DIAMOND CAGE IS SET ON ENDING AHREN FOURNIER, RIGHT HERE!!!
Kawajai: THE OFFICIALS ON THEIR WAY TO THE RING—THEY’RE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO PULL DIAMOND CAGE OFF OF AHREN! AND HE FINALLY RELEASES THE HOLD! AHREN ISN’T EVEN FULLY HERE RIGHT NOW!!! SOMEONE CHECK ON THAT MAN!
(Cage rolls off of Ahren Fournier, throwing some nasty insults at a barely conscious Ahren, several officials holding him back from assaulting Ahren any further. Cage spits at Ahren, who is still trying to recover from what has happened.)
Nick Angel: This is absolutely absurd, Kawajai, I can’t believe what we’ve just witnessed…
Kawajai: Officials are finally able to regain control of Diamond Cage—escorting him out of the ring and forcing him up the ramp. I’m at a loss for words, here, Nick…
(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana begins to play throughout the arena as we see Diamond Cage raise his fists at the top of the stage. Ahren Fournier is seen in the ring, holding his neck, fuming with rage.)
(Highlights of the career of Captain Charisma plays including his match on the first ever episode of EAW Showdown. His meteoric rise in the Hardcore division, revolutionizing the young company as a cornerstone alongside the likes of Rated R Shaman/Drastik in one of EAW’s greatest feuds ever. His run-ins Masters & Mr DEDEDE are also shown. Him being put under the wing of EAW Champion at the time, Mak, and running alongside him in Triple Crown Syndicate is shown leading up to him winning the 2009 Grand Rampage and turning on Mak, where he’d then face him for the EAW Championship at Pain for Pride 2 where he’d capture the championship. Him winning the 2010 King of Extreme is also shown, leading the Mutiny stable alongside a young Scott Diamond, and winning the EAW Championship in the 2011 Extreme Elimination Chamber. Highlights of his sudden fall in 2012 is then followed by highlights of the rise of Prince of Phenomenal who took the company by storm in 2012 as a Grand Rampage finalist, capturing a world title at Pain for Pride V’s headlining bout and then joining Project EGO, bridging the gap between the modern era and the era where Captain Charisma reigned supreme. Highlights of the feud between the two play solidifying the clash of eras, as POP aligned with The Enterprise and was rewarded a world championship shot before Team Daniels dethroned them and CC rescinded POP’s title shot, causing their issues to get physical. CC being forced out of retirement is shown followed by highlights of the two men trading blows. It ends with a split screen of the two men face to face.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
(‘If I Had a Heart’ by Fever Ray begins to play and the crowd has a mixed reaction for Prince of Phenomenal. POP makes his way out onto the ramp and poses for a minute before marching down to the ring, not giving any attention to the crowd.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, weighing in 220 pounds, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia… PRINCE! OF! PHENOMENAL!!!!!
Kawajai: If you’re POP, you’ve got to be wondering what kind of Captain Charisma you’re going to get tonight. We know he hasn’t wrestled in nearly six years. Does Matt Daniels — does Captain Charisma — still have what it takes to compete in the ring with the likes of POP?
Nick Angel: Watching the rivalry between these two on Voltage for what seems like months now has been a pleasure. But one thing we haven’t seen is what Captain Charisma is still capable of and Kawa, that’s what makes this thing so interesting.
(POP adjusts his elbow and knee pads in the ring as the entrance ramp begins to fill with smoke. The crowd waits in anticipation as ‘Self-Help Tape’ by Moses Sumney begin to play louder and louder. Captain Charisma comes out with his signature ring gear on and stands in the middle of the stage posing amidst the smoke and lights flashing on him. Captain Charisma begins walking to reveal his face which looks at POP with eyes full of intensity.)
Kawajai: There is no love lost between these two men and it looks like Captain Charisma has come to New Orleans tonight to prove a point, Nick.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Kawajai: This hotly anticipated clash is underway! Captain Charisma is making his return
to the game, slated for a war with Prince of Phenomenal who starts this bout
off by circling his foe in the ring, CC staying agile his feet already in the
early-going and matching pace with POP, and now POP slaps CC’s wrist signaling
for a tie-up, and the former World Champion and Hall of Famer wastes no time
obliging POP, knotting up with him and now demonstrating impressive strength to
pin him back up against the turnbuckle pads! CC now breaks the knot-up with POP
and immediately he connects with a knife-edged chop smack-dab in the chest of
his opponent! The yelp from Prince of Phenomenal was almost palpable right
there, the scream of agony heard by all the thousands in attendance tonight at
And Captain Charisma with another knife-edged chop to Prince of Phenomenal,
immediately followed by an open-hand slap to the chest of POP! The chest of
Prince of Phenomenal is reddening like a tomato, and one of the foremost
members of the old guard is responsible! Captain Charisma is an ageless wonder
right now, and there’s absolutely nothing POP can do to stop him! Captain
Charisma now takes POP by the arm, reeling him in like a master fisherman,
sizing him up, positioning him, and now connecting with a picture-perfect
Gutwrench Suplex! POP is once again being familiarized with the diverse
repertoire of the legend in the flesh, CC is making sure of that! Captain
Charisma immediately goes for the pin after connecting that Gutwrench Suplex!
Kawajai: An early near-fall for CC, but no cigar as POP snatches life from the jaws of
possible death! Captain Charisma now yanks Prince of Phenomenal by the back of
his neck, forcing him to rise back to a vertical base and now once again
pinning him up against the turnbuckle pads, this time connecting with repeated
headbutts to the midsection of his cornered opponent! One after another,
Captain Charisma is keeping them coming, and in the early going the Prince
hasn’t had any answer whatsoever for the offensive maneuvers of one of EAW’s
all-time most decorated superstars! Prince of Phenomenal is slumping forward,
and now a European Uppercut from Captain Charisma sends POP staggering back
again! The viciousness of Captain Charisma’s European Uppercut sent POP almost
flying over those ropes, but he manages to stay in the ring! And I’m not so
sure that’s a good thing, Nick, as Captain Charisma again reels POP in, and I
think he’s about to attempt an Impaler DDT as he stands in the middle of the
ring — but to no avail as POP twirls out of the DDT attempt and connects with
a stiff shoot kick to the right calf of Captain Charisma! Captain Charisma lets
out a loud scream, and you have to assume this is when ring rust poses a factor
for the former World Champion! He hasn’t been hit like that in six years. To
what degree is endurance going to play a factor here? That’s what I’m
wondering, but in the meantime ANOTHER stiff shoot kick to the right calf of CC
by the Prince of Phenomenal! POP is still groggy but he’s trying to make things
work in this matchup by hook or by crook, this is a match that could put
permanently put him back on the map whereas for Captain Charisma this is
something a lot of people think he just agreed to do between private yacht
parties and arguing about property lines with his neighbor!
Nick Angel: From POP’s perspective, Captain Charisma is just here to line his pockets that much more, and now CC is lurching backward after taking a couple of those kicks, and it’s Prince of Phenomenal dashing forward like a cheetah drawn to its prey, clotheslining Captain Charisma over the ropes! Prince of Phenomenal is now on the other end of the ring, looking back, thinking he subdued Captain Charisma and posing for a little self-congratulating taunt! All the while he doesn’t realize Captain Charisma managed to stay on the ring apron, slowly but surely getting up to his feet. POP turns around before CC has the time to recompose himself, though, and now once again darts forward, trying to send him flying onto the outside, but nobody’s home as instead POP is met by a headbutt to the midsection! POP clutches at his abdomen, and now CC quickly walks to the ropes from that ring apron, now scaling up those ropes and flying down for a top-rope forearm smash! NO! Prince of Phenomenal caught Captain Charisma, sidestepping the attempted forearm smash and grabbing his arm in the process, now pinning him down to the mat! Captain Charisma is struggling to get out of this, and I don’t think there’s any way POP is going to let him as he finally sees his window of opportunity. POP is extending that forearm and that elbow outward as Captain Charisma is pinned down to the mat crying out in agony from the tork on this hold.
Kawajai: Captain Charisma is making a slow crawl toward the ropes just as POP tightens the hold on even more. This capacity crowd in New Orleans Smoothie Center are on their feet cheering for Captain Charisma to reach that bottom rope. His hands is just inches away! Wait, POP transitions and catches the leg of Captain Charisma, dragging him to the center of the ring. POP quickly applies a calf crusher to Captain Charisma and CC’s face tells the whole story, Nick, POP is trying to slice Captain Charisma’s calf muscle like an overcooked ham! Hold on a minute, Captain Charisma begins rocking back-and-forth. Captain Charisma uses his momentum to toss POP off of his leg but it POP holds on to the foot of Captain Charisma. POP stands up with the leg of Captain Charisma in hand and drives the point of his elbow down onto the calf of CC. POP takes a moment to look at the crowd who are voicing disapproval of this limb work by POP. POP snaps back to focus and drags Captain Charisma toward the corner turnbuckle. POP pulls CC’s leg toward the ring post and snaps it forward, sending it crashing into the ringpost with a sickening thud. POP repeat it once more, and then again — the referee starting the count on POP!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Nick Angel: POP doesn’t care, he quickly rolls into the ring and right back out to break the count. He’s laser-focused on damaging that calf of Captain Charisma. POP snaps the leg of CC’s into the ring post yet again and Captain Charisma lets out a high-pitched scream. Let’s remember, Matt Daniels is still a human being — he still has to walk after this damn match. POP quickly rolls into the ring as Captain Charisma rolls around in pain, clutching that left calf of his. POP snaps back his hair and looks down on Captain Charisma. POP LOCKS ON A FIGURE-FOUR! I think this could end the match right here as Captain Charisma’s leg is clearly damaged after this assault from POP. Despite having the early momentum, POP has not only taken control of this match, but is now fully dominating it. POP wants to make Captain Charisma tell the referee he gives up, it sounds to me like he wants to hear those words come out of CC’s mouth. Captain Charisma attempts to punch POP to get out of this figure four, but POP delivers a right-hand smack of his own. Wait, CC’s shoulders are down!
Ref: ONEEEE…. TWOOOO…..
Kawajai: Captain Charisma sits back up to prevent the count, but his predicament isn’t over, as the anguish in his face is clear from the pain in that leg. POP is screaming at Captain Charisma to give up, but he refuses to do it! He’s holding on with everything he has! Captain Charisma is attempting to crawl to the ropes but the weight of POP is too much, holding him in this figure four. Captain Charisma turns his arm to the right and he’s able to turn all the way over, bringing POP with him and reversing this hold onto POP! NOW POP IS THE ONE SCREAMING OUT AND THESE PEOPLE IN NEW ORLEANS ARE HERE FOR IT! POP quickly crawls out of the hold and uses the ropes to crawl back to his feet. But Captain Charisma is unable to get back to his feet. The referee is checking in on the ageless veteran and the damage has clearly been done to that calf. POP pushes the referee out of the way and begins stomping on the leg of Captain Charisma. Stomp after stomp and CC is doing everything he can to protect that leg. Once again, POP grabs ahold of the foot of CC, but CC doesn’t allow it; Captain Charisma kicks POP away and POP rolls backward. POP charges back toward Captain Charisma who is still grounded, but CC applies a drop toe-hold to POP and quickly uses his momentum to grab a hold of POP’s waste.
Nick Angel: This is miraculous, Captain Charisma is finally getting back to his feet, and not only that but he’s deadlifting POP up as well. What a feat of strength! Captain Charisma slams POP backwards and bridges WITH ONE LEG for a pin!
Ref: ONEEEEEE….. TWOOOOOO…..
Kawajai: POP kicks out, but Captain Charisma still has his arms locked around the waist of POP and he isn’t letting go. The crowd are stomping their feet to encourage CC as he makes his way back to his feet. POP begins to try and struggle out and get those hands unlocked to no avail, Captain Charisma isn’t letting go, he’s hanging on for dear life. POP instead begins driving Captain Charisma backward but Captain Charisma uses the momentum to roll-up POP!
Ref: ONEEEEEE…… TWOOOOOO….. THRREEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nick Angel: POP KICKS OUT! POP snaps back to his feet and Captain Charisma tries to do the same but his leg doesn’t allow him to get fully back to his vertical base, instead stumbling backward as his leg gives out on him. POP looks to take advantage and runs toward Captain Charisma, but CC ducks and POP goes over the ropes! Wait, though — POP HELD ON! POP is still on the apron. Captain Charisma isn’t aware and he turns around… PELE KICK! A PELE KICK SENDS CAPTAIN CHARISMA STUMBLING BACK. POP looks around at the crowd, you know what’s next! SPRINGBOARD FOREARM!
Kawajai: CAPTAIN CHARISMA SIDE-STEPS! CC catches POP’s arm that was coming right at his face and swings POP around. KILL-SWITCH! THE KILL-SWITCH CONNECTS! Captain Charisma is just able to get his arm over POP.
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEE…………. TWOOOOOOOOO……. THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Nick Angel: Both men are down after that exchange and POP has kicked out once again. Captain Charisma was nothing but a heartbeat away from putting the exclamation point on his double Hall of Fame career. As these fans chant at Captain Charisma that ‘he’s still got it’, both CC and POP finally start stirring. Captain Charisma uses the corner turnbuckle to slowly get to his feet. Captain Charisma limps over toward POP who remains on his knees, trying to shake off the effects that Killswitch had. CC lifts POP to his feet with a hand-full of hair and puts his hand around the throat of POP! POP’s eyes just widened about ten feet; POP quickly chops Captain Charisma’s arm to break the grip and POP follows up with a huge forearm. POP chops the chest of Captain Charisma and then delivers another huge forearm, sending him stumbling back uncontrollably due to CC’s inability to put any weight on that injured leg. POP is able to catch CC from falling by grabbing his arm, POP pulls Captain Charisma toward him and CC is met with a huge forearm smash to the face. This sends CC immediately crashing to the mat and POP follows up in sequence with a standing shooting star press!
Kawajai: POP slowly makes his way to his feet and moves outside to the ring apron. POP climbs up the turnbuckle and slaps his chest three times, mocking Captain Charisma! POP points to the downed Captain Charisma and plants both of his feet on the top turnbuckle. POP FLIES… CHAPTER SIX! CHAPTER SIX BUT CAPTAIN CHARISMA ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN THE NIK OF TIME. POP just went crashing onto the canvas with full momentum! And now this crowd is chanting the name of Captain Charisma, going absolutely ballistic trying to encourage him to get back to his feet. You can barely hear yourself in this place. Captain Charisma slowly makes his way to his feet clearly fighting through the shooting pains in that left calf. Charisma lifts up POP, he grabs ahold of his arms, he’s looking for the Killswitch! HE HAS HIM IN POSITION! No! POP pushes Captain Charisma toward the rope and CC stumbles backward toward POP after bouncing off the rope… POP SETS UP CAPTAIN CHARISMA FOR A KILLSWITCH OF HIS OWN!
Nick Angel: It isn’t happening! Captain Charisma powers out. CC delivers a swift kick to the gut of POP. CAPTAIN CHARISMA PUTS POP’S HEAD BETWEEN HIS LEGS AND EXTENDS HIS ARMS?! COULD THIS BE?! YES!! CAPTAIN CHARISMA LIFTS POP FOR THE CROWN OF THORNS!!! BUT HE CAN’T HOOK THE ARMS!!! POP lifts himself upward and he’s now in a powerbomb position! How the hell Captain Charisma is carrying POP around like this with that damaged leg is beyond me! POP is hammering Captain Charisma to try and get out of this predicament and he’s successful, Capain Charisma’s leg finally gives out and POP stumbles forward. POP looks back and darts toward Captain Charisma who by this point is clinging to the ropes in order to stay standing.
Kawajai: BUT CAPTAIN CHARISMA CATCHES HIM BY THE THROAT! CAPTAIN CHARISMA LIFTS UP POP BY HIS NECK WITH UNEXPLAINABLE BRUTE STRENGTH! A FOREARM TO THE FACE! AND ANOTHER! THE FISTS OF THANOS ARE EXPLODING ONTO PRINCE OF PHENOMENAL! CAPTAIN CHARISMA SWINGS WITH ANOTHER FOREARM! NO! POP stops the forearm by kicking Captain Charisma in the stomach which sends him keeled over. POP shoves Captain Charisma’s head between his legs… CROWN OF THORNSSSSS!!!! POP TURNS OVER CAPTAIN CHARISMA AND HOOKS THE LEG!!!
Ref: ONEEEEEEE…… TWOOOOOOOOOOO….. THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. PRINCE OFFFFF PHENOMENALLLLLLLLLL!!!
Kawajai: WOW. JUST WOW.
(The crowd are on their feet applauding as POP still lays over the broken body of Captain Charisma. The camera pans and zooms in on POP as he wipes the hair off his face, stuck to it from the clumps of blood still forming from those earlier forearm smashes.)
Kawajai: We just got one hell of a match from these two but at the end of the day, with Captain Charisma — the man we know as Matt Daniels — throwing absolutely everything he had at POP… he fell short.
(POP finally manages to stand to his feet and the referee holds his hand up in victory while standing over the body of Captain Charisma. POP takes a moment to look at Captain Charisma before exiting the ring. The crowd continues to applaud and chant for Matt ‘Captain Charisma’ Daniels as he slowly makes his way to his feet. The crowd continues applauding and he simply nods in recognition as he makes his way to the back.)
Nick Angel: Captain Charisma fought through it all one last time for these fans and they’re giving the man all the appreciation in the world for it.
(Evelyn Ridley is shown in the back being tended to by medical officials, she has an ice pack over her head. Noah Reigner then walks into the room .)
Noah: Looks like things took a turn for the left didn’t they?
Evelyn: They sure did, but hey I don’t regret anything. It was a small price to pay in order to make sure that clown and that bimbo didn’t walk away with one up over us. I did what I had to do out there, in fact Kassidy should be thanking me that I saved her from getting her ass kicked out there by Cage.
Noah: Heh. Speaking of Cage I had Ahren right where I wanted him before he came out and fucked everything up.
Evelyn: Well to be fair, Ahren’s quite the jackass, and you should know just how much of a jackass Kassidy Heart is. So people like that tend to attract a lot of enemies. I guess you weren’t the only person who wanted Ahrens head on a silver platter.
Noah: He could have waited his turn.
Evelyn: Well Ahren DID just interfere in Cage’s match earlier tonight. Cage is a hothead himself, you know he wasn’t going to wait, I don’t think it was anything personal with you.
Noah: It better not have been…..
(Noah Reigner looks down at something that the camera isn’t capturing, and then lifts his arm up revealing the Cash in the Vault briefcase)
Noah: …..Because I’d hate to have to find a reason to put this to use and run in during any match of his.
(Noah taps on the briefcase)
Noah: Now that I think about it I actually am getting tired of carrying this thing around. Might be time to do something about it. Get rid of the extra weight if you know what I mean.
Evelyn: I agree. Timing is everything, and I can just feel it… the time for House Reigner to take centerstage is really soon.
(Advertisement for Road to Redemption airs, live from the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on December 22nd. Don’t miss as the EAW Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, Answers World Championship, and Specialists Championship are all put on the line in the unforgiving Extreme Elimination Chamber!)
(Advertisement for “The Palace” airs. A very special Quad-Branded EAW event airing on New Years Eve from the Alexandra Palace in London, England. Exclusively on Fight Grid, more details coming soon.)
[15 MINUTE INTERMISSION]
(“Still Unbroken” by Lynyrd Skynyrd hits as the crowd roars. After a few seconds Rex McAllister steps onto the stage with the World Heavyweight Championship around his waist. He surveys the scene and takes all of it in before making his way down the ramp)
Kawajai: What a year it’s been for Rex McAllister, he’s been both the EAW Champion and the World Heavyweight Champion, and tonight he has a chance to add to this historic year. The Heart Break Boy, his name is synonymous with EAW and this industry, one of the most legendary names we have in this business, if Rex has any doubters left… he can silence them all with a victory tonight.
(“Ice Tray” by Quavo hits as the lights in the arena light up in gold and begin to dance around. The Heart Break boy explodes from behind the curtain fired up. The intensity continues as he makes his way down to the ring, he locks eyes with Rex and the championship and doesn’t take his eyes off of it as he enters the ring)
Nick Angel: Well for The Heart Break Boy it’s simple, he wants the World Heavyweight Championship. The Goldprint heard around the world delivered a couple weeks ago, and that set all of this off. He’s got the match, and now he’s only a three count away from what he wants, it’s so close!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: The following contest scheduled for one fall is for the EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!! Introducing first, the challenger, from Ferguson, Missouri… weighing in at 220 pounds… THEEEE HEARTTT BREAKKKKK BOOOYYYYYYY!!
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Sea Isle, New Jersey… weighing in at 238 pounds… HE IS THE EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!… REEEEXXXXX MCCCCAALLLLLLLLLIIISSTEEERRRRR!!
(The referee signals for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Kawajai: Here we go! HBB and Rex, two fantastic technical wrestlers but a rivalry that over the past couple of weeks has gotten intensely personal between the two, both are out for blood… BUT THE SLUGFEST IS GONNA HAVE TO WAIT AS BOTH MEN QUICKLY DART INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING FOR A LOCK UP, STARTING WITH WHAT THEY KNOW BEST! The age difference between the two men, something that’s been highlighted on numerous occasions leading up to tonight, how, if at all will it affect HBB tonight?! Rex is able to push HBB back into the corner, but not without a struggle!
Angel: HBB tries to shift, to throw Rex into the corner… but Rex puts that attempt to rest as he’s able to break free from the former World Champion and land a quick toe kick into the mid-section! Rex now grabbing the arm and whipping HBB into the opposite corner! Rex comes charging… BUT HBB sidesteps out of the corner, Rex nearly going flying into it but he’s able to stop himself by getting his boot on the middle turnbuckle! From behind HBB looks to grab him but Rex thwarts it by sending a back elbow into his head, creating some distance between the two!
Kawajai: Rex hops up onto the top rope… now jumps off looking for an axe handle… BUT HBB LOADS HIS LEG UP, LOOKING FOR THE GOLDPRINT!! BUT REX SCOUTED IT AND HE JUMPS SHORT!! JUST AVOIDING THE CONNECTION!! HBB WITH A SLY SMIRK BUT REX GOES ON THE ATTACK, ANOTHER COLLAR AND ELBOW TIE UP HERE AND HE’S TRYING TO PUSH HBB INTO THE CORNER FOR A SECOND TIME, BUT HBB HOWEVER IS ABLE TO TURN THE TABLES THIS TIME, FORCING REX UP ON THE ROPES… CONNECTING WITH A FEW RIGHT HANDS!! Now pulling Rex away from the corner but still against the ropes, whipping him across the ring!
Angel: Rex comes rebounding back… HBB LIFTS HIM UP LOOKING FOR AN INVERTED ATOMIC DROP BUT OH!! REX SHOOTS HIS KNEE FORWARD AND CATCHES HBB IN THE CHIN!! DROPPING REX WHO’S ABLE TO LAND ON HIS FEET, HBB DOES A 180, DAZED BUT HE DOESN’T GO DOWN!! REX WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND THE WAIST OF HBB… LOOKING TO LIFT HIM UP FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX!! REX FLIPS HIM BACKWARDS BUT HBB IS ABLE TO LAND ON HIS FEET… HE JUMPS FORWARD ONTO REX, LOOKING FOR A PIN, BUT REX REVERSES… ROLLING FORWARD, AND NOW IT’S HBB WHO FINDS HIS SHOULDERS ON THE MAT!!
Kawajai: BUT BEFORE THE REFEREE COULD EVEN SLIDE INTO POSITION HBB MANAGED HIS WAY OUT OF IT!! BOTH MEN POP TO THEIR FEET AND RUSH TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER… HBB THINKING CLOTHESLINE, REX THINKING CLOTHESLINE!! AND THEY CONNEC– NO!! HBB FLIPPING OVER REX, HE HAS A HOLD OF THE ARM, LOOKING FOR A CROSS ARMBAR HERE!! REX FINDS HIMSELF ON HIS KNEES… HE SWINGS HIS FREE ARM FORWARD, A STRAIGHT PUNCH TO THE NOSE OF HBB WHO INSTANTLY BREAKS THE HOLD!! HBB IS QUICK TO HIS FEET BUT YOU CAN SEE BLOOD BEGINNING TO TRICKLE DOWN, THAT SHOT BUSTED HIM OPEN!! HE STUMBLES BACK INTO THE CORNER!!
Angel: AND REX COMES RUNNING AT THE CHALLENGER, CONNECTING WITH A CLOTHESLINE… NOW FOLLOWING IT UP WITH A BULLDOG!! HBB’s face planting off that canvas, certainly not gonna do any favors to the busted nose… AND NOW WITH A STANDING MOONSAULT, LANDING ON THE BACK OF HBB!! AND ON HIS WAY DOWN HE MADE A V WITH HIS ELBOW AND DUG IT RIGHT INTO THE MIDDLE OF HBB’S SPINE!! And Rex wasting no time here, he gets his arms around the waist of HBB again, pulling him to his feet… BUT INSTEAD OF GOING FOR THE GERMAN HE JUST CONNECTS WITH A BACK SUPLEX… BUT HE BRIDGES THE PIN!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… BUT NO!! HBB ABLE TO KICK OUT!!
Kawajai: Oh but look at Rex here! HE ROLLS BACKWARDS… AND HE’S ABLE TO GET A HOLD OF HBB AGAIN… GETTING HIM TO HIS FEET, LOOKING FOR A SECOND BACK SUPLEX… BUT HBB SHIFTS HIMSELF IN MID-AIR AND IS ABLE TO TURN IT INTO A CROSSBODY!! HBB REVERSES THE BACK SUPLEX INTO A CROSSBODY, LANDING ON TOP OF REX AND NOW HE BEGINS PUMMELING INTO HIM WITH A FLURRY OF RIGHT HANDS, LEFT HANDS!! ONLY STOPPING MOMENTARILY TO WIPE SOME BLOOD AWAY FROM HIS FACE!! HBB COCKS BACK HIS RIGHT HAND… AND HE GIVES IT RIGHT BACK TO REX, SQUARE… RIGHT TO THE NOSE AND IMMEDIATELY BLOOD STARTS TO POUR OUT!! BOTH MEN HAVE BEEN BUSTED OPEN IN DARE I SAY, STILL THE OPENING STAGES OF THIS MATCH!!
Angel: HBB brings Rex to his feet… AND A KNIFE EDGE CHOP RIGHT ACROSS THE CHEST OF THE CHAMPION!!… REX STUMBLES BACK INTO THE ROPES… AND NOW HERE COMES HBB!! LEAPING INTO THE AIR, THROWING HIS ENTIRE BODY AT REX!! BOTH MEN GO TUMBLING OVER THE ROPES AND ONTO THE FLOOR!! Neither man had a particularly good landing but it doesn’t seem to be keeping them down, both already starting the journey back to their feet! Rex however does need the help of the ring apron to do so! Pulling himself up… BUT LOOK OUT KAWA!! HERE COMES THE HEART BREAK BOY!!
Kawajai: DRIVING REX RIGHT BACK INTO THE RING APRON!!… OH BUT… WHAT?! HBB COLLAPSES!! HBB COLLAPSES BACK TO THE FLOOR, HIS BODY COMPLETELY LIMP!! WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED?! REX SMIRKS AS HE ROLLS A LIFELESS HBB BACK INTO THE RING… HE HOOKS THE LEG ON THE CHALLENGER!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… AND HBB IS ABLE TO GET THE SHOULDER UP AGAIN, TO THE SURPRISE OF THE CHAMPION… BUT I’M STILL AT A LOSS NICK, WHAT HAPPENED TO HBB THERE?!
(A replay is shown. As HBB tackled Rex into the ring apron, Rex was able to grab a hold of HBB’s head and ram it into the edge of the ring)
Angel: OH WOW!! REX WITH ALMOST LIKE A… A DDT RIGHT TO THE EDGE OF THE RING!! THAT EXPLAINS THE PREDICAMENT THAT HBB CURRENTLY FINDS HIMSELF IN!! AND HBB, DESPITE THE KICK OUT… THAT MIGHT’VE BEEN ON INSTINCT AND INSTINCT ALONE BECAUSE HE HASN’T MOVED SINCE THEN!! Rex sits up and scoots himself back to the corner, he’s bleeding bad here, far worse than HBB is! The referee steps over to him with a towel in hand as HBB begins to stir! The referee trying to wipe the blood away from Rex’s face but he shoos him away as he sees HBB making it back to his feet!
Kawajai: Rex to his feet quickly makes his way over to HBB, but he’s met with an elbow! Rex fires with a shot of his own! HBB with a second elbow, he’s yet to turn to meet Rex, and these shots by Rex, as he delivers a second one… are more or less connecting with the ear of the challenger! HBB GOES FOR A THIRD ELBOW… BUT REX DUCKS THIS ONE… AND HE DELIVERS A PELE KICK!! A PELE KICK TO THE SIDE OF HBB’S HEAD!! AND HBB DROPS… BETWEEN THE ROPES HERE!! THE LOWER HALF OF HIS BODY INSIDE THE RING, THE UPPER HALF OUT OF IT!!… AND LOOK AT THE LOOK IN REX’S EYES… WHAT’S HE THINKING HERE?!
Angel: I DON’T KNOW KAWA BUT IT CAN’T BE ANYTHING GOOD!! OH NO!! HE’S GOING TO THE TOP ROPE!! HBB, HIS HEAD IS DRAPED RIGHT OVER THAT RING APRON… THAT RING APRON THAT’S ALREADY GIVEN HIM A LOT OF TROUBLE IN THIS MATCH!!… THIS COULD BE… OH, I DON’T EVEN WANNA THINK ABOUT IT!! REX SETS HIMSELF UP AT THE TOP… LEAPING OFF… WITH A DIVING KNEE DROP!! BUT HBB MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!! HBB PULLS THE TOP HALF OF HIS BODY INTO THE RING, AND REX GOES KNEE FIRST ONTO THE CORNER OF THE RING, THE HARDEST PART!!
Kawajai: REX IS WRITHING AROUND IN PAIN ON THE OUTSIDE… AND HBB EXHALES, A SIGH OF RELIEF… HE KNOWS HOW LUCKY HE IS, HE KNOWS HOW BAD THAT COULD’VE BEEN IF REX CONNECTED… WE MAY HAVE SEEN MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE END OF A PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING MATCH!! HBB COMPOSES HIMSELF… AND OH NO, NOW WHAT’S HE DOING?! HBB OUT ONTO THE APRON… HE’S LOOKING TO CLIMB AS WELL, DIDN’T HE JUST SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO REX, DIDN’T HE LEARN ANYTHING FROM THAT?!
Angel: I’M SURPRISED AT YOU KAWAJAI, A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION IN YOUR OWN RIGHT… YOU’D DO THE VERY SAME IF YOU WERE STILL COMPETING!! IT MEANS THAT MUCH!! HBB IS CLIMBING TO THE TOP AS REX BEGINS TO STIR, REX IS UP… AND HBB SETS HIMSELF… MOONSAULT!! A MOONSAULT FROM THE TOP ROPE, ONTO THE FLOOR BUT… OH NO!! REX, HIS LEG GAVE OUT!! REX’S LEG, HIS KNEE, THE ONE THAT JUST TOOK THE FULL IMPACT ON THE RING CORNER, IT GAVE OUT RIGHT BEFORE HBB WAS ABOUT TO CONNECT WITH THE MOONSAULT, HBB STILL WAS ABLE TO CONNECT BUT IT WASN’T PRETTY, AND NOW BOTH MEN ARE DOWN… OUT AS THE REFEREE BEGINS HIS COUNT!!
Kawajai: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP IT WITH THE TOP ROPE MOVES!! REX MAY HAVE A SHATTERED KNEE, HBB ALMOST JUST KILLED HIMSELF, AND KEEP IN MIND A TOP ROPE MOVE ALMOST COST REX THE MATCH AT THE VERY BEGINNING, I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU SAY NICK, IT ISN’T WORTH IT!! HBB is over to the barricade now, using it to pull himself to his feet, Rex is stirring but he’s really only moving his upper body here, who knows how much more damage was done to the knee right there! HBB is up, the referee is at five! HBB, pulling Rex up by the hair, is able to roll him into the ring!… AND YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!
Angel: HBB ON THE APRON HEADS FOR THE TOP ROPE!! HE’S CRAWLING, REX IS DOWN IN THE CNETER OF THE RING… HBB SETS HIMSELF AND LEAPS OFF, LOOKING FOR HIS SIGNATURE, TRADEMARK HEARTBREAK ELBOW!!… BUT HE MISSES IT!! HBB COMING UP EMPTY WITH THE ELBOW AS REX ROLLS OUT OF HARMS WAY!! HBB CRASHING, AND BOTH MEN ARE DOWN AGAIN!!
Kawajai: THEY DON’T WANNA LISTEN!!
Angel: BE QUIET KAWAJAI!!
Kawajai: AND THAT MISS FROM HBB ALLOWS REX SOME TIME!! HE ROLLS OVER ONTO HIS STOMACH AND CRAWLS INTO THE CORNER WHERE HE PULLS HIMSELF TO HIS FEET!! HOBBLING AROUND THE RING HERE, SHAKING THE BAD LEG, TRYING TO GET SOMETHING GOING HERE!! HBB is up on the opposite side of the ring, Rex makes his way over to him… and fires with a right hand into the back of HBB’s head! HBB jolts forward, near the corner, but spins around and delivers one of his own to the jaw of Rex! Rex stumbles backwards… BUT HE’S ABLE TO CATCH HIMSELF AND DELIVER A SECOND SHOT TO HBB, THIS ONE TO THE TEMPLE!! HBB FIRES BACK WITH ONE OF HIS OWN, AND NOW HERE WE GO… BACK AND FORTH PUNCHES BETWEEN THE CHAMPION AND THE CHALLENGER HERE!!
Angel: REX SEEMS TO BE GETTING THE UPPERHAND ON HBB HERE!! HE’S NOW MANAGED THREE SHOTS WITHOUT A RESPONSE FROM THE CHALLENGER, HE GOES FOR A FOURTH BUT IT’S BLOCKED!! AND FINALLY HBB GETS ONE IN!! REX STAGGERS BACKWARDS, NEARLY COMING OFF HIS FEET, I’M NOT SURE IF THAT WAS DUE TO THE PUNCH OR BECAUSE OF HIS WEAK LEG… HE’S STAGGERED, BUT RUSHES FORWARD, AND THIS TIME IT’S WITH A FOREARM!! THE FOREARM CATCHES HBB… HBB FIRES OFF WITH ONE OF HIS OWN, WHAT A BACK AND FORTH SEQUENCE THIS HAS BEEN!! FOREARM FROM REX!! FOREARM FROM HBB!! ELBOW FROM REX!! A RIGHT HAND FROM HBB!! RIGHT HAND FROM REX!!… AN ELBOW FROM HBB!! AND LISTEN TO THIS CROWD, THEY’RE LAPPING EVERY BIT OF IT UP!!
Kawajai: THAT LAST ELBOW FROM HBB WAS A BIG ONE, BUT REX… BALLS UP HIS FIST AND SWINGS WITH A HAYMAKER… BUT IT’S DUCKED!! DUCKED BY THE CHALLENGER WHO NOW TAKES REX DOWN… AND OH MY!! LOOKING TO APPLY THE FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK!! AND REX IS STRUGGLING, PANICKING, TRYING TO GET HBB OFF OF HIM BUT NOTHING’S GONNA STOP HBB HERE!! HE’S DETERMINED TO GET THIS LOCKED IN… AND HE DOES!! HBB DROPS TO HIS BACK AND HAS THE FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK APPLIED IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! THE CHAMPION IS IN TROUBLE!! REX MCALLISTER IS IN BIG TROUBLE HERE!!
Angel: THE PRESSURE OF THIS SUBMISSION IS BEING PUT ON THE BAD LEG OF THE CHAMPION!! HE REACHES OUT TOWARDS THE ROPES BUT I DON’T THINK THEY’RE AN OPTION, HE’S SOME WAY AWAY FROM THEM… AND I DON’T KNOW IF HE’LL BE ABLE TO CARRY THE WEIGHT OF HIMSELF PLUS THE ENTIRE WEIGHT OF HBB TO GET TO THEM!! HE DIGS HIS HANDS INTO THE MAT, OH! IS HE GONNA TAP?! THE REFEREE ASKS HIM BUT REX SHAKES HIS HEAD, NOT READY TO GIVE UP JUST YET BUT HOW LONG CAN HE LAST?! HOW LONG CAN HE LAST IN THIS FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK?!
Kawajai: HBB KEEPS APPLYING PRESSURE, CONTINUING TO TORQUE THE LEG!! I CAN’T IMAGINE THE PAIN THAT REX MUST BE IN RIGHT NOW!! A LOOK OF ABSOLUTE AGONY IN HIS EYES, AGAIN HE DIGS HIS HANDS INTO THE MAT… HE’S SHAKING HIS HEAD NO, HBB SCREAMING AT HIM TO TAP… BUT HE WON’T, REFUSING TO GIVE UP HERE– HOLD ON!! HE RAISES HIS RIGHT ARM INTO THE AIR… HE’S GONNA TAP IT’S BECOME TOO MUCH FOR HIM!! IT’S BECOME TOO MUCH FOR HIM TO TAKE, HE HAS NO OTHER CHOICE!! REX MCALLISTER IS GOING TO TAP OUT, WE’RE GONNA CROWN A NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!
Angel: BUT NO!! REX DOESN’T GIVE UP, INSTEAD HE TURNS IT AROUND, ROLLING ONTO HIS STOMACH!! AND NOW HBB FINDS HIMSELF IN PAIN, STRUGGLING!! REX HAS MANAGED TO TURN THIS FIGURE FOUR AROUND ON HBB… BUT IT WON’T BE FOR LONG!! HBB TURNS IT BACK, BACK IN CONTROL!! REX ON HIS BACK!!… BUT IMPORTANT KAWA, WHEN REX HAD MOMENTARILY TURNED THE TABLES, HE CRAWLED CLOSER TO THE ROPES… AND NOW HE FINDS HIMSELF ONLY A FINGER TIP AWAY FROM THEM!! HE REACHES FOR THEM… ALMOST THERE!! SO CLOSE!!… AND ONE LAST EFFORT, REACHING OUT AND JUST GETTING HIS HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE, HBB IS GOING TO HAVE TO BREAK THE HOLD!!
Kawajai: BUT HBB HAS A FIVE COUNT TO WORK WITH AND HE’S GONNA TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF IT!! Finally he releases the hold and Nick, it may not have gotten him the victory, Rex may not have submitted but you have to wonder what additional damage has been done to the bad leg, the bad knee of the World Heavyweight Champion. Can he walk? Can he even stand on it?! I guess we’re about to figure out those questions now as Rex pulls himself to his feet! HBB makes his way over to him, at the edge of the ring but HBB pulls him into the center, neither man wanting anything to do with that edge, that corner or that apron! HBB applies a front facelock… LIFTING HIM UP AND LOOKING FOR A VERTICAL SUPLEX!!… AND YES IT CONNECTS!!
Angel: And that was just for HBB to buy himself some time, he sits up… planning his next move. He looks at the downed World Heavyweight Champion as he rises to his feet. He sets himself up behind Rex who’s made it to his knees. OH I THINK I KNOW WHAT HBB MIGHT BE THINKING HERE!! REX IS TO HIS FEET, I’D CAUTION HIM TO NOT TURN AROUND BECAUSE WHEN HE DOES… HE’S GONNA BE MET WITH A GOLDPRINT BY THE HEART BREAK BOY!! BUT NO!! HE GRABS THE LEG!! GRABS THE LEG OF HBB AND PUSHES HIM BACK!! BUT HBB COMES RUNNING FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH HIS SIGNATURE FLYING FOREARM SMASH!!
Kawajai: AND NOW HBB FOLLOWS THE FOREARM WITH A KIP UP… OH WAIT A MINUTE!! REX KICKING THE LEG OUT, HBB GOES RIGHT BACK DOWN AND NOW REX… REX LOCKS IN A FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! FUJIWARA ARMBAR APPLIED ON THE HEART BREAK BOY!! AND NOW IT’S HIS TURN TO STRUGGLE, IT’S HIS TURN TO BE IN A SUBMISSION!! HBB TRIES TO PRY HIMSELF AWAY FROM REX BUT REX HAS POSITIONED HIMSELF IN A WAY WHERE HBB CAN’T REACH AROUND AND GRAB HIM!! HE’S GOTTEN A LOT OF ELEVATION ON THIS ARMBAR, AND HBB IS IN A REALLY, REALLY BAD WAY HERE!!
Angel: THE ONLY POSITIVE FOR HBB HERE IS THAT, COMPARED TO THE FIGURE FOUR, IT ISN’T THAT DIFFICULT TO PULL YOURSELF TO THE ROPES… BUT ON THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT, IT’S FAIRLY EASY FOR REX TO PULL HIM BACK INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND RE-APPLY THE ARMBAR!! AND YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT’S WHAT HBB’S GOING FOR!! HE’S TRYING TO CRAWL TOWARDS THE ROPES… BUT REX NOTICES AND REX… OH LOOK AT REX!! REX TRANSITIONS INTO A CROSSFACE!! REX TRANSITIONS FROM A FUJIWARA ARMBAR INTO A CROSSFACE AND HE ROLLS HBB BACK INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING, AND NOW HBB’S IN TROUBLE!!
Kawajai: HBB MIGHT NOT HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO, AS DESPERATE AS THE SITUATION THAT REX FOUND HIMSELF IN A COUPLE MINUTES AGO, BUT REX, UNLIKE HBB IS A SUBMISSION SPECIALIST… HE KNOWS HOW TO MANIPULATE BODY PARTS IN WAYS THAT HBB CAN’T, AND THAT PUTS REX AT AN ADVANTAGE!! WILL HBB BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THIS?! A FUTILE ATTEMPT AT THE ROPES, REACHING OUT BUT HE’S SO FAR AWAY!! HE TRIES TO ROLL IT BACK OVER, TO GET TO THE ROPES BUT REX DIGS HIS BOOT IN TO THE MAT, HBB CAN’T GET THE PUSH OFF!! THIS MIGHT BE IT NICK!! REX MCALLISTER MIGHT RETAIN HIS TITLE RIGHT HERE!!
Angel: BUT HBB!! GETS HIS FREE HAND UP, AND HE’S TRYING TO PRY REX’S HANDS AWAY!! HBB DIGGING HIS NAILS INTO THE SKIN OF REX… A TEST OF WILLS HERE!! HBB’S NAILS, SHARP NAILS ARE DIGGING INTO THE HANDS OF REX MCALLISTER HERE, HBB TRYING TO BREAK THE CROSSFACE… YOU CAN SEE BLOOD, ACTUAL BLOOD BEGINNING TO TRICKLE DOWN, HIS NAILS HAVE PIERCED THROUGH THE SKIN OF THE CHAMPION!! AND REX RELEASES IT!! REX RELEASES THE CROSSFACE!! HBB IS FREE!! HE QUICKLY TRIES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET AS REX TENDS TO HIS HAND, GRABBING IT AND TRYING TO WIPE THE BLOOD AWAY!!
Kawajai: HE STEPS FORWARD TOWARDS HBB… BUT HBB WITH A GOLDPRINT!! A GOLDPRINT OUT OF NOWHERE AND REX DROPS, COLLAPSING TO THE CANVAS!! BUT HBB GOES DOWN AS WELL!! NOT IMMEDIATELY INTO THE COVER!! BUT HBB CATCHES HIMSELF RELATIVELY QUICKLY, HE GOES INTO THE COVER, HOOKING THE INSIDE LEG… HERE WE GO!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… AND KICK OUT!! THE CHAMPION LIVES TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY!!
Angel: THE GOLDPRINT DID NOT GET THE JOB DONE!! REX KICKS OUT, HE SAVES HIS TITLE!! HBB RUNS HIS HANDS THROUGH HIS HAIR, GETTING BLOOD ALL UP IN IT… THE GOLDPRINT HAS WON SO MANY MATCHES, SO MANY CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR THE HEART BREAK BOY BUT IT DIDN’T GET THE JOB DONE HERE… NOT THIS TIME!! HBB IS TO HIS FEET AND HE HAS TO BE WONDERING WHAT HE CAN DO NEXT!! DID NOT GOING FOR THE PIN IMMEDIATELY COST HIM? THERE WASN’T THAT MUCH OF A DELAY BUT DID THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE?! WE’LL NEVER KNOW AND IT’S NOT SOMETHING HBB CAN AFFORD TO DWELL ON… AS HE HEADS TO THE TOP ROPE!!
Kawajai: I’M NOT GONNA SAY ANYTHING!!
Angel: HBB IS ONTO THE APRON, BEGINNING THE CLIMB… HE’S AT THE TOP… NOT WASTING ANY TIME AS HE LEAPS OFF WITH THE HEARTBREAK ELBOW… AND IT CONNECTS!! THE HEARTBREAK ELBOW DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO THE CHEST OF THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!! AND NOW HBB SETS UP AGAIN… LOOKING FOR A SECOND GOLDPRINT!! REX ROLLS ONTO HIS STOMACH, NOW TRYING TO PUSH HIMSELF UP… HE MAKES IT TO A VERTICAL BASE!! AND HE TURNS TO MEET HBB AS HE RUSHES FORWARD… GOLDPRINT!! DUCKED!! INTO A ROLLUP BY THE CHAMPION!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!! AND… NO!! HBB MANAGES TO KICK OUT!! OH BOY BUT WAS THAT CLOSE!!
Kawajai: HBB is wide eyed on the canvas, it all almost just ended right there! HBB has no attempted four Goldprints in this match, but he’s only landed one of them… the champion has done an excellent job of foiling them! Both men are to their feet, opposite sides of the ring however and they turn to meet each other! And who makes the first move?! They’re hesitant… IT’S HBB!! RUSHING TOWARDS THE CHAMPION… BUT REX GRABS THE LEG OF HBB, LIFTING HIM HIGH INTO THE AIR… AND BACK DOWN WITH A FLAPJACK!! REX WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND THE WASIT OF HBB, LOOKING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX!! HE WAS UNSUCCESSFUL EARLIER IN THE MATCH BUT THIS TIME IT CONNECTS!!
Angel: HE LIFTS HBB UP AGAIN AND DELIVERS A SECOND GERMAN SUPLEX!!… AND STILL DOESN’T RELEASE THE WAIST!! HE GETS HIM TO HIS FEET FOR A THIRD TIME AND DELIVERS ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX!! A TRIFECTA!!… BUT HE’S STILL NOT DONE!! HE GETS HBB TO HIS FEET FOR A FOURTH TIME!!… BUT THIS TIME, REX SWITCHES HIS HOLD, APPLYING AN INVERTED FRONT FACELOCK… AND HE DROPS DOWN, LOOKING FOR A DRAGON SLEEPER!! BUT HBB!! HBB WITH A BACKWARDS SOMERSAULT, AND HE PINS REX’S SHOULDERS INTO THE CANVAS!! OH!! OH!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… BUT REX ROLLS TO HIS SIDE, LIFTING HIS SHOULDERS OFF THE CANVAS… AND HE HAS THE DRAGON SLEEPER APPLIED!!
Kawajai: BUT HBB… OH, HBB WITH AN IMPRESSIVE AMOUNT OF LOWER LEG STRENGTH HERE AS HE PUSHES OFF THE CANVAS WITH ONE OF HIS FEET… AND REX GOES HEAD FIRST INTO THE MAT!! THAT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU PLAN FOLKS, THESE TWO ARE DOING ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO AVOID DEFEAT!! Both men are up, and here we go again! This time however, neither man is going to make a hasty move… they pace around the ring… inching in closer and closer… REX BURSTS FORWARD, LOOKING FOR A CLOTHESLINE… BUT IT’S DUCKED!!
Angel: THE CLOTHESLINE IS DUCKED BY HBB WHO NOW FIRES WITH A KNIFE EDGE CHOP… A SECOND… A THIRD, LIGHTING UP THE CHEST OF THE CHAMPION AND FORCING HIM BACK INTO THE ROPES!! HBB WHIPS HIM HARD INTO THE CORNER, REX COMES REBOUNDING, HBB COMES RUNNING FOR HIM AGAIN WITH THAT FLYING FOREARM SMASH… BUT REX CHANGES SPEED, HE CATCHES HBB FIRST!! GRABBING THE HEAD!!… THE REX EFFECT!! HE GOT IT!! THE CHAMPION CONNECTS WITH THE REX EFFECT!! HBB IS LAID OUT, BUT REX ISN’T DONE!!… HE PULLS HBB UP TO HIS FEET… AND A SECOND REX EFFECT!! HBB’S SKULL PIKING INTO THE CANVAS!! REX… HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!! AND THIS HAS TO BE IT!!…
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!! IT IS!! REX RETAINS!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Still Unbroken” begins to play as Rex pushes himself off of HBB and slowly rises to his feet. The referee hands him his World Heavyweight Championship and he begins to celebrate)
Bella Braxton: Your winner… AND STILL THE EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!… REXXX MCALLLIISSSSTEERRRR!!
Kawajai: Rex did it! Rex McAllister defeats The Heart Break Boy here tonight at Wicked Games and retains his World Heavyweight Championship! What a match we just witnessed, Nick!
Angel: A great way to cap this night off Kawa, we saw so much in this match! Both of these men showed us exactly how much the World Heavyweight Championship means to them! And make no mistake about it, that double Rex Effect at the end… that’s a sign of respect! Rex didn’t think one would be enough to get the job done!
(Rex continues making his way up the ramp as the crowd remains on its feet, giving him a nice ovation)
Kawajai: Thank you for joining us here tonight, for Nick Angel… I’m Kawajai and we’ll see you all next Sunday!
(Camera fades to black and the EAW logo buzzes)