(EAW Intro plays…)
(RECAP–The recap of last week’s Showdown from the Pat Rafter Arena in Queensland, Australia starts with new Showdown GM Kennedy Street addressing the entire Showdown locker room and saying that now with her in charge, things are going to change. She also talked about her new signees, people not pulling their weight, and how Showdown will be competing for the Unified Tag Team Titles. She also said she will be evaluating tonight’s show to see what happens and get a feel of the environment. The first match of the evening has Jon Kelton defeating Roberto De La Rosa to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match. Next, Kyra Phillips sits down with Major Michael Scott Connor. We get to know Scotty a little more and he tells Kyra that he is going to keep pushing forward and represent the Marines and EAW in the best way he can. The next match has the team of Xander Payne and Ryan Wilson defeating The Triangle of Terror’s Lucas Johnson and Komatsu Ogawa in tag team action. We then have Lexi and Mary S. Atlas backstage going to talk to GM Kennedy Street in hopes of showing their worth. After taking away Mary’s Unique Opportunity, Veena Adams tells the ladies that both Mary and Lexi will represent Showdown in the Specialists Championship Elimination Chamber match. )
(The recap continues as Donovan Duke defeats Jack Ripley by countout after Alex Myers chases Ripley away with a baseball bat, meaning Donovan qualifies for the Elimination Chamber match. Backstage, Harley Lewis is talking with Lucas and Ogawa with Harley getting frustrated and Lucas telling him to give it time. Harley agrees but only gives it until Road to Redemption or something will have to give. The next match has Jake Smith taking on Harper Lee, but it is unfortunately ruled a No Contest after special guest commentators Impact and Kassidy Heart attack them both. We then see Adam Lucas storming into GM Kennedy’s office as he is frustrated and not very happy with what she has been doing including having him wrestle his own wife. Both Adam and Kennedy glare at each other before Adam leaves. In the main event of the evening, Adam Lucas defeats Alex Myers to claim the final spot in the Showdown Elimination Chamber. After the match, Jack Ripley attacks Alex from behind. Adam looks on from the entrance ramp and he looks to go help, but he instead turns and leaves. Then Jack Ripley hits his You’ll Float Too Superkick, knocking Alex out and we last see Jack Ripley standing over Alex in dominating fashion as the recap ends…)
(“Brick Wall” by A Day to Remember is playing throughout the amazing Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan, Philippines. The crowd in attendance is going absolutely crazy in excitement for the show to begin, apparent by the cheers heard all around. The crowd has on their EAW merchandise supporting their favorite EAW Elitists while others are holding up signs cheering for their favorites or mocking the ones that they hate. After a few moments of the camera showing the entire crowd, the camera settles at the broadcast table where Deadprez, Gavin Kirkland, and Eve are sitting and ready to call all the Showdown Action.)
Deadprez: The journey to Road to Redemption is here and we cannot be more excited. Ladies and gentlemen, this is SATURDAY! NIGHT! SHOWDOWN! Allow me to thank everyone for tuning in tonight. As always, I am Deadprez and along with the energetic Gavin Kirkland and the lovely Eve, we will be calling all the Showdown action for you tonight. The fans are in for a real treat tonight aren’t they, Gavin?
Gavin Kirkland: You have got that right, Deadprez. This is only the second official week of Kennedy Street’s tenure of Showdown GM and she is providing the fans with so much action. That includes Adam Lucas coming out tonight to talk about what happened last week. We also have the Answers World Championship Elimination Chamber match set for Road to Redemption, so you have to believe that Impact will have something to say.
Eve: Mr. #10Reignz might be facing his toughest challenge as Answers World Champion as he has to defend his title against five other men. After what happened last week, you have to believe we will be hearing from both Alex Myers and Jack Ripley tonight since that rivalry is just getting started. We also have the lovely Mikaela Street sitting down with the Personal Advisor of Ms. Heidi Huxley, Veena Adams, for an exclusive interview. That much and more tonight.
Deadprez: There’s still so much action coming up. I have just gotten word that Mr. Cash in the Vault, Jake Smith, is going to be calling out Kassidy Heart tonight. After what happened last week, I don’t blame Jake at all for being mad. I have also got word that General Manager Kennedy Street will be evaluating the brand after her first show last week. I wonder what she will have to say. We will find out tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: You know what else we have?
Deadprez: I certainly do, but I’ll let you go ahead and say it.
Gavin Kirkland: THE MATCHES! THE MATCHES! THE MATCHES! The matches that make Showdown so awesome! For example, we have a double decker of a match right off the bat! We have a debut here tonight. Tonight we will have the debut of Hans Grayson. Hans had the hype of Kennedy Street and tonight all eyes will be on him as he takes on Lila Vandran.
Eve: It’s going to be a great match, but we can’t forget one thing. If Lila loses this match, she is FIRED! It’s do or die for Ms. Vandran tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: That is a big game situation for those two competitors. Also tonight, we have some interbrand action as Showdown’s Lexi takes on Voltage’s Kylie Grace in a Specialists Elimination Chamber Preview Match. Who will give their brand the one up going to Road to Redemption. We will find out later tonight.
Eve: Those will be some great matches, but we also have three qualifying matches into the National Elite Championship Scramble Contender’s Match. The first match is going to involve Harley Lewis taking on Major Scotty Conner. Harley is looking to get back on track after No Regards and Major Scotty would love a victory that gets him one step closer to get a title shot. We also have Holly Arrow taking on Lucas Johnson. Holly wants to be champion in the very worst way. Lucas wants to get back to the place that he once held. That will be later tonight.
Deadprez: In the final qualifying match, we have Harper Lee taking on Komatsu Ogawa. Harper wants back in the title picture. Ogawa didn’t get into the Elimination Chamber, but he would love to get into this match. Finally, in our main event, we have an Elimination Chamber preview match. The Answers World Champion, Impact, with Kassidy Heart by his side will be taking on Ryan Joseph Wilson, who will have Xander Payne by his side. So much action on tap tonight, but right now, let’s take it to the ring.
(‘You Know my Name’ by Chris Cornell blasts over the speaker system, the fans jumping to their feet, a large proportion still cheering but some booing after. The noise level jumps even more as Adam Lucas himself appears at the top of the ramp, smirking as he takes in the crowd, and even applauding them.)
Deadprez: Adam Lucas it seems kicking off the show, and you can bet he has plenty to say after what happened last week.
Eve: Love him or hate him, he’s certainly getting one heck of a reaction here tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: Look, Adam Lucas isn’t my favorite person after the sock incident which might I say I didn’t deserve. But you can’t blame him for not getting into business that wasn’t his. That situation is between Alex Myers and Jack Ripley and has nothing to do with Adam.
Eve: Someone was being beaten down… Adam could have helped but chose not to.
Gavin Kirkland: Exactly, he chose not to. He didn’t have to. And after everything Alex Myers said to him before their match, I for one don’t blame him.
Eve: Well, there are a fair few in this arena who do.
(Adam starts the walk down to the ring, high fiving anyone who offers their hand, and pausing occasionally to debate with anyone who dares give their opinion. Adam then rolls under the bottom rope and into the ring, walking straight across it to grab himself a microphone.)
Deadprez: Well, he has his microphone, and at least looks like he is willing to explain.
Eve: But will these fans listen, that’s the question.
(Adam stands in the middle of the ring for a second, looking out and biting his lip, nodding his head in recognition of the support he is still getting. He then holds up his hand…)
Adam Lucas: Cut my music.
(His music does indeed come to an abrupt halt, Adam pausing again before bringing the mic up to his lips.)
Adam Lucas: As you all well know, I am not here to compete tonight.
(Boos ring out, the fans clearly unhappy with this.)
Adam Lucas: Right? No, instead of gracing you good people with yet another five-star match as I did last week against Alex Myers, instead I’ve been sent over to Voltage for a confrontation, if you could call it that, with my wife.
Deadprez: For those that didn’t know, the three General Managers of each brand came up with a match pitting Donovan Duke and Adam Lucas against The Prescription, our Unified Tag Team Champions. It hasn’t gone down well with neither Bethany Blue nor Adam that’s for sure.
Adam Lucas: And why? Ratings, pure and simple. Our General Managers are blowing our overlords hard to get in their good graces. Showing a future World Champion and Current Tag Teams just about the greatest amount of disrespect they could muster. TRYING to match me with Beth for Elite Answers Wrestling’s pleasure. Now, as I said in promo, I must show up, I have very little choice on that score. But fight the woman I love… it simply isn’t going to happen.
(Adam pulls a camera closer to him, so that we can only see his head, his eyes narrow.)
Adam Lucas: And Kennedy, I couldn’t care less what you intend doing about it. See, honey… I gave you a chance. I even gave you your flowers to Alex and told them what a fine General Manager you would be. I believed that Showdown would change, and it most certainly will, but it’s becoming clear it won’t be for the better. On Day One, you ostracized the person who you called your biggest ally. But you didn’t think about that, Kennedy because the Flawless Diva ONLY thinks about herself. Well guess what Kennedy, threaten me all you want, I couldn’t care less. You mentioned Orlando in your little social media post, and I can assure you of something, he wouldn’t have wanted you to make a fool of yourself like you are doing right now, all for the sake of Mickey Mouse. You could have done good, but instead you’ve reverted to type. That was your line in the sand sweetheart… at Voltage Beth and I will draw down ours. You want ratings… tune into Voltage, you’ll get them.
Deadprez: Adam Lucas pulling no punches with our new General Manager, and these fans not quite sure what to think about it.
Eve: I don’t know much about Kennedy, but she doesn’t seem like someone you’d want to cross.
Adam Lucas: Thing is, the best General Managers, you don’t see them, you don’t have to. They just get it done, no more no less, that was the mistake that Hawk made towards the end of his demise. I shouldn’t be out here having to speak about Kennedy’s limitations, I should be talking about everything I have going on as we hurtle towards the end of the year. I shouldn’t even have to be talking about how Showdown closed last week, because it has nothing to do me. Exactly the reason why I didn’t get involved when Alex Myers predictably got handed their ass by Jack Ripley.
(Boos now ring out throughout the arena, Adam letting them get it out of their system.)
Gavin Kirkland: No doubt Alex is a huge fan favorite
Eve: No question about that.
Adam Lucas: And I get it guys, I get why you are booing me. You wanted me to don the cape and give our ‘Guardian Angel’ a hand. But by the same token, you all need to understand, it was exactly what needed to happen for Alex to get off their sanctimonious backside and realize that the way they are doing things, it won’t wash with the people they are getting themselves involved with. Alex told me they could beat me, I agreed, that wasn’t enough. Alex told me that they thought my actions were wrong, I told them I understood why they thought that, but it wasn’t enough. I outright TOLD them that they weren’t ready to take on Impact, or Kassidy Heart, especially teaming with Jack Ripley but they threw my advice out the window. I knew Jack Ripley would show up after I’d destroyed Alex’s dreams on Showdown… but somehow, Alex didn’t realize that, and didn’t keep their head on a swivel. So, if I’d have walked back down that ramp and thrown Jack Ripley into the crowd, just like I could have, Alex wouldn’t have learned a thing, in fact, they would have claimed they were right about me. Why should I save Alex when they can’t even save themself? I know why you think I’m an asshole for leaving them high and dry, and I totally understand it if my merchandise sales take a dive. But you guys that are still with me, you get why I had to do it. I’ve read the posts on social media congratulating me for my qualification in the Chamber, and the way I have handled Alex Myers. I’ll continue to be portrayed as the bad guy, I know I will but make no bones about it, one day Alex Myers WILL recognize his limitations. Again, like at No Regards, I hope they win, truly I do. I’ve no issues with them in the slightest, that’s all on them. But they got to learn the way this company works, and like Drake King has finally realized, you can’t change the company, you either change with it, or in his case you try and destroy it. I chose the former, and here I am, in the Elimination Chamber, and Alex Myers isn’t. So, whose methods are right?
Deadprez: I must accept; he raises a lot of good points. This place is indeed chaos.
Gavin Kirkland: Good guys finish last, that’s always been the case.
Adam Lucas: But it’s not always about Championships, if it was, I’d go full bore at the Tag titles tomorrow night. Sometimes it’s not even just about the right thing, it’s about the right reasons.
Eve: Sounds like he’s trying to justify himself.
Adam Lucas: But in just a few weeks, inside the Elimination Chamber, that will be ALL it is about, as myself and five others aim to leave Road to Redemption the Answers World Champion, my second year in a row in this event. I should be excited already, another opportunity to claim a title that continues to elude me. I should be ecstatic that I managed to overcome a hugely talented Alex Myers last week to claim my place, even with all this crap on my mind. But I can’t, and you know why? Even though I have qualified, I must accept that after what is about to transpire on Voltage, I may not even be in that match, knowing how vindictive Kennedy Street can be.
(Adam lowers his head for a moment, looking at the apron and considering his next words.)
Adam Lucas: All I have ever dreamed of being is a World Champion. Since the first day I walked into Icon. The moment I stepped into an EAW Arena, ironically on Voltage. All the way up to the present day, when I’m dealing with this crap daily. What I have wanted is that World Championship that Impact currently possesses. At Road to Redemption, it’s Impact, Jon Kelton, Donovan Duke, Ryan Wilson, Xander Payne and Myself. One of those people will walk away with either their tenth time intact or having achieved the dream. But I can’t do that if the opportunity is taken from me.
(The boos have no died down to almost nothing, as the fans start to relate with what is really going on in his mind.)
Adam Lucas: You all say I have thrown away my morality. You all claim that I don’t care. You state that I have changed. But that want, that desire… that love for this industry has never changed.
(He turns so he is once again directly in front of the camera.)
Adam Lucas: I love EAW, but I love my wife so much more… and so if my decisions cost me my Answers World Championship opportunity, then so be it. Sometimes you must decide for yourself what matters more.
(He brings one hand up, and moves the camera slightly, keeping his hand pressed against the side, the mic in the other hand.)
Adam Lucas: You say I shouldn’t test you Kennedy?
(He chuckles, almost sneering.)
Adam Lucas: Threaten me, or my family again, and you’ll realize I haven’t even gotten started. You want to test ME? Bad mistake.
(He pushes the camera away, and drops the mic, a different camera picking him up as he slides out the ring and his music hits.)
Deadprez: A seemingly very emotional Adam Lucas here, about to potentially risk everything he has worked for tomorrow night on Voltage.
Eve: It’s not a great situation for him, but he’s got to realize he’s making it much worse.
Gavin Kirkland: He’s standing his ground now, but who knows what happens next? I’ve a feeling it won’t be good for Mr. Lucas.
Deadprez: And I bet you’re happy about that Gavin.
(The camera pans to Adam as he makes his way up the ring having gotten his thoughts of his chest, it being a case now of seeing how it panned out. The scene then cuts away to the backstage area, where Kennedy Street is watching this all take place on a monitor. She stands with her arms crossed, sternly watching the footage, Heidi Huxley, and Veena Adams in the room with her, clearly shocked by what Adam had to say.)
Heidi Huxley: So, what are you going to do about him, Kennedy?
(Kennedy doesn’t answer, and just keeps her eyes on the footage, her eyes narrowing as it fades to a commercial break.)
As it comes back from the break, the camera pans to Gina Romano and the first match of the night.)
Gina Romano: The following contest has a twenty-minute time limit and it is scheduled FOR!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“To Kill a Sunrise by Escape The Zoo” hits as the crowd dies down with some cheers throughout the arena, Lila Vandran makes her way out onto the stage and slightly skips her way down the stage, to the ring.)
Deadprez: Lila with much to prove tonight as she’s been on quite a streak of huge losses. A win tonight could change everything.
Eve: You’re spot on there she’s been failing and failing and some would say it’s a massive decline.
Gavin Kirkland: Yawnnnnnn.
Eve: Did you just say yawn?
(“The Leaving Song Pt. II – AFI” hits as the crowd grows slightly louder as the theme blasts out through the entire arena. Hans Grayson makes his way to the ring and down the stage with a jog pace down the rampway high-fiving fans before he slides into the ring.)
Eve: Debuting elitist! I love it. This guy gives off star vibes!
Gavin Kirkland: He seems mid!
Deadprez: Shut up man.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: The debut of Hans here tonight, both elitists circling the ring staring down one another! Grayson has a massive size advantage over Vandran both we’ve seen crazier. Hans Grayson and Vandran close in on one another as Lila throws a kick to the leg of Hans! The first move he’s taken in his entire career, ‘Fire Heart’ looks down at Vandran with a smile before returning the favor with a kick of his own to her leg! Lila almost falls over with the brute force of that kick! Man oh man! Grayson followed up the kick with another, and another! Three kicks and Lila has been taken off her feet as she’s rolling out of the ring! Grayson showing off tonight folks!
Eve: Vandran rolls out to the outside onto her feet as Grayson, looks around with a fiery look in his eyes, no pun intended! As Grayson runs towards the ropes opposite of where Vandran is recovering, holding her left leg! Hans bounces off the ropes and HE ABSOLUTELY LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND LANDS ON LILA BACK FIRST! OH MY GOD! THE ATHLETIC NATURE OF HANS GRAYSON! THAT WAS A MONSTROUS JUMP! Grayson now feels himself as he has kip flipped up onto his feet! This guy is showing us he has what it takes to be an elitist!
Gavin Kirkland: It was just a flip Eve calm down! This guy hasn’t shown anything yet, now grabbing Lila and rolling her back into the ring as he follows! Hans Grayson looks around as Vandran slowly pulls herself up, and GETS SENT ACROSS THE RING WITH A MAJOR KICK ACROSS THE CHEST! Lila holds her chest as she’s back up on her knees holding her chest! She looks irritated at the kick as she receives a SECOND KICK TO THE CHEST! However she eats it and stands up staring down Grayson! As she starts throwing lefts and rights at the much taller elitist! Hans trying to hold off the ‘The Dissident’ with this fury of attacks— BUT! He can’t as Vandran gets him trapped into the corner!
Deadprez: Lila Vandran backs up after a huge flurry of strikes! Vandran runs up and follows all of that up with a Clothesline! Hans holds his throat as he falls to a knee! Lila is finally finding herself in this match! This is the most aggressive we’ve seen her in weeks guys! Lila now going off to the ropes and running off, and A HUGE FOREARM TO TAKE DOWN GRAYSON! AND IT DOES! Grayson down on the ground covering up as Lila starts throwing down punch after punch! Finally Grayson pushed her away! The ‘Fire Heart’ is learning the hard way. It’s not easy to be an elitist! He’s not staying down for long though as Vandran doesn’t approach and awaits him to get to his feet, which he does slowly….!
Eve: You’re spot on again Deadprez, not an easy task to be here but maybe Grayson changes the pace! Hans and Lila both up to their feet, Hans asks for a test of strength, but Lila is smarter than that! She tries to get behind Hans, but he’s one step ahead and turns around managing to get his arms wrapped around her waist, and quickly lifts her up and slams her down right into her front side! Hans now, with a commando roll of sorts? Is that what that’s called? I don’t know but he rolls over Lila as she begins getting up… and almost with the timing of an absolute GOD, Hans Grayson jumps off the ropes and just as Lila gets up it seems— YES! HANS CONNECTS WITH A SPRINGBOARD STUNNER!
Gavin Kirkland: I must admit this guy is showing feats not many elitists show in their early stages! Hans is growing on me guys! Speaking of Hans he hooks the leg of Vandran attempting to put her away for the three count!
Gavin Kirkland: KICKOUT! Lila pushes Grayson away from her! As Grayson stands back up and takes a second in the corner! Lila is getting back up! She’s really showing a lot of perseverance so far, but she’s outclassed and that’s been the story thus far! ‘The Extraordinary’ man who can do even more extraordinary things is waiting, showing respect to Vandran as she stands up and steps back up to Grayson! Lila pushes Grayson into the corner! But Hans isn’t having any of it as he pushes her back sending her to the middle of the ring!
Deadprez: Hans Grayson meeting Lila in the middle, and twisting his body and HUGE CHOP! Lila holds her chest, as her face grows red and angry, she turns back to Hans and delivers one back! Almost seemingly having little effect as Grayson runs his chest with a smile! Lila with another chop! And another chop! And another chop! Oh my god, Hans is starting to feel them this time around as he cuts it short lifting his knee up into her abdomen! Cutting her party short, Hans now grabbing Vandran as she’s leaned over— HANS LIFTS VANDRAN UP FOR A GUTWRENCH SUPLEX— AND DOWN SHE GOES! Grayson though isn’t even done there, no pinfall nada! He kips back up to his feet, what’s he doing next?
Eve: He’s looking for something big as he looks around to the crowd once more, loving the attention clearly as he fires them up before turning his back to Lila here…! Vandran meets Flying Grayson!!!! As Hans Grayson with an AMAZING STANDING MOONSAULT!!! Hans once more lifting the leg to end the match!
Eve: WHAT?! LILA KICKS OUT AT ONE THIS TIME! Last time it was two! She’s really not trying to go down without a fight! You can see she’s hurt though and not in the best of moods as she holds her gut in pain!— Grayson thought back on offense, lifting Lila Vandran up and to her feet— Is he finally going to try and put an end to this match? He sends a stiff forearm to the skull of Vandran, she’s dazed and wobbly! Hans looks to the ropes and bounces off them quickly— rushing towards Lila for ‘THE FLAMING PUNCH’ however! Lila narrowly avoids the move and as Grayson turns around ‘SMITE!’ That reverse roundhouse kick that she uses so well! She drops down and hooks the leg!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Woooowie! No sir, Hans pushes Lila off of him and rolls off to the ropes! Lila sits up pulling at her hair, she knows she’s in a world of trouble! She caught Grayson off guard there and that’s the benefit of facing a newcomer! It may be easier to use your ring awareness! Tell me I’m wrong, I know I’m not!
Gavin Kirkland: Nothing, anyways! Grayson assisting himself with the ropes to get back up as Vandran does the same minus the ropes of course! As she tries to run towards Grayson looking for some sort of offensive maneuver but— Grayson stops her right in her tracks lifting his boot up! Lila collides and holds her face as she stumbles backwards! Grayson is now looking to use this to his advantage following up the onslaught with a massive Dropkick!!! That sends Vandran to the ropes!
Deadprez: Grayson jumps up to his feet and just in time as Vandran comes tumbling towards him! ‘Fire Heart’ jumps up with a knee! Nailing Lila right on the button, as she turns around leaning over, Grayson runs off the ropes to the right of her— BOOT TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD— FOLLOWED BY A NECKBREAKER! HANS GRAYSON IS ON FIRE TONIGHT BABY! This kid shows some greatness every step of the way! He’s not done either man, as he’s calling Lila back to her feet, playing with his food a little. As Lila holds her head she slowly gets up— back turned on Hans, and as she turns around she is met with ‘FLAMING PUNCH!’ NO! Lila once more moves out of the way and manages a good FOREARM!
Eve: A forearm that has Grayson in a blur, as she uses her might to push him back to the ropes, Grayson comes flying back to her, and he jumps up— ‘FLAMING PUNCH’ LILA GOES DOWN! GRAYSON GOES UP WITH A KIP FLIP! OH BOY! Just as you thought the tables were turning, the guy changed it in seconds! Such an impressive elitist— as he is feeding into the crowd he really is trying to be that guy, and so far it’s working. This man is an inspiration to these people! Lila is holding her head in pain, Grayson seems to not care lifting her back up to her feet— Lila though as she is— HIP TOSSES GRAYSON! IN WHAT WORLD!
Gavin Kirkland: Where is this woman finding the strength to pull this out of her! Randomly picking and choosing her moments sending Hans back first into the mat! He’s hurt and you can tell! Grayson doesn’t stay down for long as he gets back into his feet grabbing at his back, Vandran runs for the Clothesline— Hans though moves out of the way in the knick of time! Jumps up onto the middle rope— Vandran turns around and sees Grayson coming at her— but not in time! ‘Springboard Crossbody’ takes down Lila Vandran! Grayson doesn’t even bother for a cover! The crowd is chanting for the ‘Fire Heart’ as he gets up to his feet, and begins scaling the ropes in the corner— he’s looking to fly! The new elitist is looking to do something crazy! What is it though!
Deadprez: It’s pretty obvious to me— he’s looking to put away Lila tonight in convincing fashion Gavin! NO! Lila goes back up to her feet and she takes out the leg of Hans! Hans catches himself before something disastrous happens and jumps off to the apron! Hans Grayson begins staring down Lila who is smiling as she backs away! She knows Grayson can’t jump that distance— Grayson though jumps over the top rope front-flip style and lands on his feet! Lila runs towards Grayson but is CUT DOWN WITH A LARIAT! HE HITS ‘THE BURNING SHOT LARIAT’ WHAT ATHLETIC ABILITY! LILA IS TURNED INSIDE OUT AND SHE IS ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OUT OF IT!
Eve: It’s about capitalizing now, Hans is tired— as he crawls towards Lila Vandran and pushes her over to her back side! Grayson looks around lifting one of his arms and hooking her leg with the other arm! ‘Fire Heart’ smiles as he lays his head down and it’s a cover!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“The Leaving Song Pt. II – AFI” plays as Hans Grayson sits up gloating in his victory beating his fist into his chest! With a smile on his face he rolls out of the ring and begins leaving, the crowd chanting his name— they’re loving ‘Fire Heart’ and he’s loving it himself.)
Gavin Kirkland: I must say he did impress me guys.
Eve: A great performance from the new guy, hopefully that wasn’t just a one off and he can do that all the time.
Deadprez: The way he was moving out there man, that’s a future world champion guy.
Eve: What’s this? We have security rushing down to the ring— six guards enter the ring! They’re picking up Lila who is fighting them away! When our GM said she wasn’t taking anymore BS! She wasn’t kidding!
Gavin Kirkland: I think this means Lila Vandran is fired?!
Deadprez: Very well could be, she’s being taken away by security after another loss?! The signs are there! Maybe someone will elaborate on that sometime in the future. For now, that was a banger performance from Hans Grayson and that’s what matters.
(The final shot is Lila Vandran being dragged up the rampway by security guards forcefully! Hans Grayson moving out of their way at the top of the rampway before the camera fades to black….)
( The broadcast transitions backstage following the previous segment. Cameras settle on Kyra Phillips who is holding a microphone between her hands. She has a million-dollar smile on her face as she brings the sound device in front of her lips. Professional as ever, Kyra begins to address those in the arena as well as the millions watching from around the globe! )
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, over the past couple of weeks we have seen the Elimination Chamber match for the Answers World Championship come together. But if you have been alert on social media, you’ll know that we are now aware of the two men who’ll be starting off that match. Adam Lucas and Donovan Duke! Kennedy Street made this bombshell announcement in retaliation to Adam and Donovan’s complaints pertaining to their Unified Tag Team Championships match, which is taking place tomorrow night on Voltage! Last week, we saw Adam and Donovan secure their places in the chamber, beating out Alex Myers and Jack Ripley respectively who are entangled in their own issues with one another.
Kyra Phillips: We can also presume following Kennedy’s announcement, that Jon Kelton, Ryan Wilson, Xander Payne and the incumbent champion, Impact, will be starting out in the pods for the Elimination Chamber match. Jon Kelton defeated Roberto De La Rosa last week to secure his spot in the match alongside Adam and Donovan. Then, going back a further week, we witnessed both Ryan Wilson and Xander Payne defeat Lexi and Komatsu Ogawa in singles action. With a match jam-packed with talent scheduled for Road to Redemption, it is no surprise that Kennedy Street’s administration has started with—
???: Jam-packed with talent? Is that a personal assessment, Kyra?
( Cutting to the left, cameras focus in on the current Answers World champion, Impact! He saunters closer to Kyra, who takes a couple of steps back. Nervousness paints her features as Impact gestures for her to respond, slinging his championship over his shoulder. )
Kyra Phillips: Well, I just meant that there’s a lot of excellent wrestlers that’ll be—
Impact: Excellent? Are we speaking generally or within the context of this match? Because those are two very different things, Kyra. In the spectrum of life, sure. Sure I’ll go ahead and agree with you, men like Adam Lucas and Xander Payne are excellent. But when they’re standing next to me? Well, greatness eclipses all. I want to make one thing very clear to you, Kyra, to the people listening at home and to the five other men who’ll be at Road to Redemption looking to take my championship from me. For most of these men, it’ll be the biggest night of their careers. The brightest spotlight they’ll ever fight under. For me? It’ll just be an average weekend. Because I have been doing this for a long, long time and I’m like a fine wine in that regard. I get better with age, I keep winning championships and while Elimination Chamber matches may be daunting for my opponents, they’re really my bread-and-butter.
( Impact is self-assured in his abilities and given his career, who can blame him? Kyra Phillips has no rebuttal, she looks like a well-disciplined schoolgirl after facing her parent’s wrath. He awaits a response and rolls his eyes when he doesn’t get one, then taking the microphone. )
Impact: These men do not stand a chance of beating me and taking my Answers World Championship. For most in this day-and-age that’d be taken as overconfidence. But nobody in this business compares to me and my résumé. Think about it, as all the icons and legends of this sport have retired, I am still here and for what? Because this is what I love. I have all of the money in the world, I have a girl with curves like a race track. I could retire right this instant and nobody would doubt or question the impact I’ve made on this business. Some would even label it long overdue, not that they’d say this to my face. But I keep showing up, when every man and woman from my era have fled, because I am a different breed and a superior wrestler.
Impact: Kyra, when you say this Elimination Chamber is jam-packed with talent, in the grand scheme of things it really isn’t. Because all five of my opponents pale in comparison to my talent inside of a wrestling ring. Adam Lucas cannot touch me, nor can Donovan Duke or any name you wish to throw into the ring. They say matches like this are the ultimate equalizer for a dominant champion. But there is nothing equal about five men tussling for greatness and falling so short of the mark. I’m going to walk from Beijing, China and still. Still holding the Answers World Championship and still continuing this legendary run. When this run ends, years from now, you’ll feel shame for ever thinking, ever comparing the likes of Jon Kelton and Ryan Wilson to me and what I’ve done for this company. I am going down as the all-time greatest, all-time greats win matches like the match at Road to Redemption so that is what I’ll have to do.
Kyra Phillips: On the subject of Ryan Wilson, the two of you have had quite a lot to say in the build-up to your match which is scheduled for tonight’s main event slot. Are you feeling confident that you can topple Ryan tonight, given that he’s found a rich vein of form following a change to his attitude in the past couple of months?
Impact: Rich vein of form? You’re messing with me, I hope. While Ryan has been losing event-after-event, Kassidy Heart and I have been upholding Showdown’s legacy. Look at what happened with Ryan at Territorial Invasion, or even at Dead Men Tell No Tales. These mediocre talents pick up a win or two and suddenly it’s a “new attitude” or it’s “their time to shine”. I’ve never understood that, we’re praising a shift from the norm, it’s nothing consistent or that’ll last for a long time. Ryan Wilson doesn’t hold a candle to me, that’s even with Xander Payne in his corner. Where’s my praise? Where is my recognition for going above-and-beyond and winning as consistently as I do? Singles match, Elimination Chamber, it doesn’t matter. None of my opponents be it tonight, next week or at Road to Redemption will ever beat me.
Kyra Phillips: Should your reign continue into the new year as you predict, are you at all worried about Jake Smith and his Cash in the Vault briefcase? It appears that Kennedy Street has taken quite a liking to Jake since her arrival on showdown. Talk of him cashing-in his guaranteed championship match is picking up, that must put some doubt in your mind, especially given how taxing a match like the Elimination Chamber can be?
( Impact laughs off Kyra’s question, as a disheartened expression crosses her facial features. Impact takes a moment to compose himself, shaking his head in disbelief. )
Impact: Jake Smith is a man that I give little thought to. He doesn’t concern me, with or without a Cash in the Vault briefcase, he isn’t touching the Answers World Championship anytime soon. We have seen the struggles he has gone through since winning at Pain for Pride, so he and his little accolade don’t bother me in the slightest. When all is said and done at Road to Redemption I will still be standing tall, just as I have stood tall so often this season. If Jake wants to test his luck and try to impress his new boss, he’ll meet an abrupt end. That is if Kassidy Heart doesn’t get to him first. She watches my back as I watch hers, we’re forging something incredible on Showdown and Jake Smith’s not going to be the spark that ignites an implosion to our plans.
( Almost on cue, Kassidy Heart emerges from the shadows. She doesn’t even give Kyra Phillips the time of day, instead walking off alongside the reigning Answers World champion. Cameras cut back to Kyra Phillips, who signs off and reminds the audience of tonight’s main event where Kassidy and Xander Payne will be watching from ringside as Impact battles against Ryan Wilson in a preview bout for the Elimination Chamber match slated for Road to Redemption. )
(‘Mr. Brightside’ by the Killers plays as Lexi appears at the entrance stage. She walks down the ramp and takes in cheers from Filipino fans who offer her some bracelets. She puts a few bracelets on, before thanking the crowd as she makes her way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: THIS MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL WITH A THIRTY MINUTE TIME LIMIT! INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN— THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUN, LEXI!
(‘Unbreakable’ by Fireflight plays as Kylie Grace also appears at the entrance stage. Fans offer her some Filipino style skateboards, as she walks down with a smile on her face. She tries her hand at using some of them, before handing them back and thanking the fans. Shortly after, she makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring.)
Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT, FROM SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA— KYLIE GRACE!
DING! DING! DING!
Gavin Kirkland: Both Lexi and Kylie Grace have a very similar attitude to them, both feisty in a sense where neither of them want to let up! They want to win, and it’s showing really early on in this match. Where others would circle and wait, both women are going at it early on! Lexi and Kylie are trading blow for blow, not even bothering to try anything remotely technical! They just want to get this done, right here and right now! Lexi! Lexi! Lexi– no! It’s Kylie with five repeated punches right to her dome, and she’s just going in! Lexi has more experience, and she’s using that to overwhelm Kylie, landing one punch and following it up with an open hand strike to the face, pushing her against the ropes and running off for a dropkick dead to the face of Kylie Grace! Lexi just had her against the ropes and she’s going crazy here! Lexi is slamming her down with kick after kick, giving her zero room to breathe! This must be overwhelming for Kylie Grace, who’s barely starting to recover!
Eve: Lexi is just making it hell for Kylie, and she’s just pummeling down with blow after blow, not giving Kylie a chance to breathe again! She wraps her arm around her head, lifts her high up in the air and slams her down for a suplex! The suplex connects and Kylie is out! Lexi knows that she has built up the momentum early in this match, and she brings Kylie up and lifts her high up in the air again, before slamming her down for another suplex! Lexi is on a roll, and Kylie looks lost! She has no idea where she is! Kylie has no idea what to do, and quite frankly— I don’t really blame her! This match has been all Lexi from the jump, and it’s getting difficult for Kylie to rally back! Kylie is getting utterly decimated right now, and there’s nothing she can do about it! Lexi pulls Kylie up to a standing position, and she just peppers her with insane chops to the chest! Lexi is battering her and using her as a punching bag, but Kylie retaliates!
Deadprez: Kylie is proving to her and to everyone that she will indeed not go down without a fight! Kylie is coming back with hard elbows to Lexi’s cheeks, but Lexi manages to shove her way! Kylie comes back with a hard kick to the stomach, and she rebounds off the ropes! Kylie tries to land a lariat, but no! Lexi ducks underneath and she manages to grab Kylie by the neck, and pull her down in a neckbreaker! The neckbreaker just laid Kylie out and Lexi is feeling it! She’s starting to gain a lot of confidence in this match, and it’s showing! Kylie pulls herself up, and she jumps on the rope— NO! Lexi catches her in the air and slams her down for a back suplex! The back suplex catches Kylie off guard, and Lexi knows it! She knows she gave Kylie some trouble, and she wants to give her a lot more!
Gavin Kirkland: Lexi pulls Kylie up, and she lands a knee to the gut! Lexi lands yet the most powerful blow with a knee to Kylie’s gut! Lexi is going on a killing spree, and she elbows her right in the jaw! Kylie is down on a knee, and Lexi uses this to her advantage! She runs towards the ropes and rebounds off it, landing a knee right to Kylie’s jaw and knocking her out! Kylie might be out cold here, but she walks over to the ropes! Lexi has had this match in her pocket from the get-go, and even though she developed a much cooler personality over the weeks, she’s still as much of a killer as ever! Lexi kicks Kylie dead in the thigh, and Kylie is in a daze! Lexi sees this as an opportunity, and BOOM! The superkick lays Kylie out on the mat, and she just got her lights knocked out! Lexi just landed one of her signatures, and she’s not looking for the cover just yet!
Eve: it’s clear that she wants to keep this going for longer! Kylie is trying to fight out of it, but Lexi is far too strong and too fresh to even budge! Kylie is throwing wild shots but Lexi’s dodging it, and Lexi comes back with a enzuigiri right to Kylie’s face! Kylie is out and down on a knee, and Lexi immediately rolls through with a sliding dropkick! Lexi pulls her up, and she wraps her legs around her and flips over for a Hurricarana! These combos have really taken Kylie Grace out of reality, even when her best hope might be to stay in it! Lexi is really having everything going for her in this match, and so far— this whole thing has been a legitimate body session for Lexi! She’s gaining confidence heading into the Specialist Championship match, and she immediately comes back hard with devastating shots to Kylie’s dome! Kylie, once again, does not know where she is! That’s visibly costing her! Could Lexi have the match ended right here? Lexi pulls her in, and a ripcord knee connects! Lexi pulls her in again, another ripcord knee! Kylie is dazed and confused, and Lexi is taking full advantage of it!
Deadprez: And it’s Lexi knowing what she must do! Kylie cannot keep fighting any longer, and this is starting to really take quite the toll on her! It’s time for Lexi to end the match right here, right now! She lands a few blows on Kylie, giving her some striking combinations— BUT A POWERBOMB! POWERBOMB FROM LEXI SLAMS KYLIE DEAD ON THE MAT, AND LEXI KNOWS THAT SHE HAS TO TAKE THIS CHANCE TO SHOW HER FELLOW COMPETITORS WHAT SHE IS ABOUT! Lexi pulls Kylie up and she’s waiting for the right chance— Lexi leaps up in the air and she rolls Kylie through! Kylie is trapped in a victory roll and Lexi might have this won right here! She goes for the cover and the legs are hooked!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! LEXI KNOWS THAT SHE HAS TO MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER STATEMENT! SHE CAN’T WIN LIKE THIS! LEXI LIFTS KYLIE HIGH UP IN THE AIR, AND SHE’S JUST WAITING FOR THAT MOMENT! Kylie looks dazed, confused and lost! She might absolutely be out of it right here! Can Lexi do it? Lexi lifts her up in a back suplex position and BOOM! TWO KNEES JUST STABBING DEEP INTO KYLIE’S SPINE! THE PACK WATCH CONNECTS AND LEXI IS ROLLING HER OVER FOR THE COVER! CAN LEXI GET THE WIN?
DING! DING! DING!
Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNER, LEXI!
(‘Mr. Brightside’ by the Killers plays through the arena as Lexi looks high up in the air, before back down at the camera. She utters a few inaudible words to the camera, before looking down at Kylie and walking out of the ring. Kylie rolls out after, heading backstage through a different path.)
(We cut to the back and Kennedy Street’s office, where she is sitting behind her desk, admiring her surroundings. A knock is heard at the door, whoever is waiting for a response instead of walking straight in.)
Kennedy Street: You can enter Honey
(The door opens and in walks Alex Myers, an ovation heard in the crowd.)
Kennedy Street: Ah Alex
Alex Myers: You asked to see me Ms. Street.
Kennedy Street: Indeed, I did, take a seat please.
(Alex does as they are told, Veena watching them with a smirk on her face.)
Kennedy Street: Can I level with you Alex?
Alex Myers: Of course.
Kennedy Street: I heard what Adam said to you last week, and on one aspect he was correct. I am not a woman who should be crossed, do you understand?
Alex Myers: I do.
Kennedy Street: That’s good Honey. You should also understand that I may be ‘Flawless’ but I can also be very vindictive if I think that someone is going out of their way to damage mine, and this brand’s reputation.
Alex Myers: That’s fair, but…
(Kennedy puts up a hand, and then places a finger on her lips.)
Kennedy Street: Be quiet, Kennedy is talking.
(Heidi Huxley chuckles, whilst Veena is still grinning like a Cheshire cat.
Kennedy Street: I like you, and I would suggest that there are indeed championships in your future if you stay on my good side. However, I am not pleased that you attacked Jack Ripley last week and cost him his match and his place in the Elimination Chamber. I am not pleased about that at all.
Alex Myers: I am sorry if you believe that damaged the shows reputation, but he had it coming.
(Kennedy nods her head in agreement)
Kennedy Street: Perhaps honey, but unlike Hawk, I will not allow the lunatics to run the asylum. I am better than that, so much better. Therefore, if someone ruins a match, an important match might I add, then there must be consequences, or everyone will believe I’m not the one in control. When I so obviously am. You probably don’t know, but during my time as a wrestler, the very best in the world by the way, I was very rebellious as well, and didn’t take kindly to being told what to do. I’ve had my run-ins with people that thought they knew better than me, but after we’d discussed it, or I’d beaten it into them, we always agreed that Kennedy was right honey. So I get it, pushing against the man, or in this case superior woman, but I cannot let this pass. Heidi, would you call in Jack Ripley for me?
(Alex looks confused, watching as Heidi leaves the office. Whilst they are waiting, Kennedy takes a nail file out of her top drawer and starts working on her nails, making a point of going to see her nail technician on Monday morning. Kennedy should always look her best. Finally Heidi returns, Jack immediately sees Alex and turns around.)
Kennedy Street: Thank you Jack, if you could take a seat
Jack Ripley: This is a waste of time
Kennedy Street: I can assure you that I never waste my time. Please
(Kennedy motions towards the seat, Jack looking at Alex and then taking a seat which makes Alex smile.)
Jack Ripley: So what’s this about?
Kennedy Street: As I was telling Alex here, Kennedy was once rebellious…
Jack Ripley: Look, I know you’re new here, but just cut the crap huh and be thankful I don’t take Myers to the woodshed right here, right now.
Alex Myers: You can try
Jack Ripley: What, like I did last week when you didn’t have Adam Lucas come down and save you.
Alex Myers: I don’t need him.
Jack Ripley: Well, it certainly looked like you did to me.
Kennedy Street: Gentlemen please.
Jack Ripley: No, look Ms. Street, I get it, you want to impress, keep the peace, whatever. But Road to Redemption is going to take place, and I won’t be in the chamber, and thanks to this dumbass here, I won’t be. I was screwed over time and time again by Hawk, and I’m not going to let you do the same.
Kennedy Street: I agree
(Jack pauses for a minute, scowling because he is confused.)
Kennedy Street: Yes, I do. I can’t speak for what has happened prior, I can only do something about what is happening now. I’ve seen everything going on between the two of you, and Alex can’t go around taking matters into his own hands. It’s not the way I do things, nor do my Elitists.
Alex Myers: So what do you have in mind? No matter what you think of my actions… he screwed me over at No Regards.
Jack Ripley: Cry me a river, as if you’d have won the World title anyway.
Kennedy Street: Hmmm, I know… seeing as neither of you are in the chamber, it’s going to be Jack Ripley versus Alex Myers… in a…. Hmmm.
(Kennedy even brings her hand to her chin, pondering it all as Alex and Jack look on.)
Kennedy Street: Got it. Because the two of you need to move on and away from this silliness, go back to being the world class athletes and top of the card talent that you are…
Alex Myers: Yes?
Jack Ripley: Less of the dramatics and spit it out will you.
Kennedy Street: Because this all needs to be buried the two of you will face off in a COFFIN MATCH!!!
(Kennedy chuckles at her little joke, Alex and Jack both looking on stunned, digesting what she has just said. Jack then gets to his feet, winking at Kennedy before heading to the door.)
Jack Ripley: See you there Myers.
(Alex is obviously not so happy, but also gets to his feet, nodding at Kennedy before leaving the office without another word said. Once the door shuts, Kennedy turns to both Veena and Heidi, a hug smirk on her face.)
Kennedy Street: Did I not tell you I’d figure it out?
Heidi Huxley: You did indeed
Veena Adams: That was an amazing decision, did you see the look on Alex’s face?
Kennedy Street: I did… he won’t go messing up my show again in a hurry
Heidi Huxley: Once Jack is done with him; he may not have the opportunity.
Kennedy Street: By the time I’m through, Showdown is going to take over Road to Redemption. In fact, they will have to build me a statue honey.
(They continue to gloat as the camera pans away, the scene fading to ringside.)
( The scene fades back to the show as ‘Sweet Emotion’ by Aerosmith plays through the speakers as Michael Scott, with a confident look, makes his way over to the ring. Tonight is his match for a spot inside the National Elite Championship Scramble Match, so there is no doubt that he is confident in this match. The camera fades to the ring as Gina Romano keeps his eyes on the camera, making an introduction to this match. )
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAMBLE CONTENDER QUALIFYING MATCH AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCING FIRST, WRESTLING OUT OF LONDON, OHIO!… WEIGHING IN AT 210 POUNDS!… MAJOR MICHAEL SCOTT CONNOR!
Gavin Kirkland: Semper FI! Yessir, that’s what I’m talking about! #Scottie2024
Eve: Excuse me, Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: No, no, I mean I hope he’s successful in 2024 as a grateful elitist we have here! Geez, relax, Eve.
Deadprez: After losing time and time and time, he has been losing for a while now, let’s say that but it seems like tonight isn’t going to be that day. He’s coming back to this match and very eager to win, judging by the look of a military veteran he is. However, we have to witness the reality of this match, which is he going to win or lose.
( Michael Scott enters the ring. He heads down to his corner and warms up for the match then his music replaces with ‘I’m a Wanted Man’ by Royal Deluxe as Harley Lewis, in a badass look as always, coming out from behind the curtain down to the stage. The ‘Don’ of EAW doesn’t keep his eyes away from Michael Scott even a slight bit then continues to make his way down to the ring. )
Gina Romano: NEXT, WRESTLING OUT OF MANCHESTER, ENGLAND!!!.. WEIGHING IN AT 196 POUNDS!!… HE’S ‘DON LEWIS’!!.. HARLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY LEWISSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: MY DAWG! YESSIR, THE LEADER OF THE GREATEST FACTION IN SHOWDOWN TODA-
Deadprez: Settle it down, Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: But-
Deadprez: Shut your mouth before I shut it for you.
Gavin Kirkland: https://media.tenor.com/91CZkajAfx0AAAAd/sad-tigger.gif
( DING DING DING! )
Gavin Kirkland: National Elite Championship Scramble contender qualifying match is underway! It’s Harley Lewis who goes up against Scottie Connor! Harley steps in and looks to put his opponent in a collar and elbow tie-up. Scottie steps in and respectably joins him. Harley quickly goes behind and uses his MMA ability to take him down to the mat. Scottie lands face-first on the mat, but he quickly goes under Harley’s legs to behind his back. He steps up and puts Harley in a side headlock. Harley gets locked, but he pushes Scottie back to the ropes. Scottie’s back hits the ropes as Harley releases him, and Scottie runs up the opposite side of the ring. Scottie bounces off the ropes, and Harley catches him with a Beautiful Jumping Spinning Kick!
Deadprez: Scottie turns back around once the kick is connected, Harley comes from behind, underhooks both arms, and tries to bring him down to the mat with a Dragon Suplex, but Scottie manages to escape. Scottie uses both arms to pull him out of the situation, drops Harley into a seated position, and wraps his head with a Reverse Chinlock! Harley gets locked, but in less than a second, Harley uses his free arm to take down Scottie’s both legs, goes over him, and tries to put him into a Straight Armbar!
Eve: Scottie sees it coming and pulls Harley to the mat instead. Harley kisses the ring’s mat as Scottie quickly grabs his wrist and makes him stay in where he is supposed to be with a Hammerlock! Scottie is about to take a seat on his back, but Harley turns around and pushes him away with both feet. Scottie gets pushed away in a little distance and walks back to Harley but Harley grabs his arm, throws him down to the mat and puts him in an Arm Triangle.
Gavin Kirkland: This match has been showing the technical side of wrestling so far, and it’s absolutely enjoyable. I love watching technical wrestling, man! That’s why Showdown has ‘WE WRESTLE’ marketing EAW fans from all over the world! Harley keeps Scottie in an Arm Triangle and starts getting back to his feet. Scottie tries to find his way out. Harley looks to hoist him up and drop him to the ground, but Scottie lands on his feet on the side from Harley’s position! Scottie wraps Harley from behind quickly and tries to throw him over his head with a Bridging Chickenwing Suplex… HARLEY MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS FEET!
Deadprez: Scottie turns back around and notices that Harley lands on his feet. Scottie pushes himself off the mat and runs down to Harley, but Harley rolls down to his left leg, trips him down to the mat, and lets him fall. Face first to the mat, down goes Scottie, but Harley isn’t done there. Harley hooks his arm under Scottie’s right ankle, puts his right leg over his right leg and puts his left leg over his right arm… A Bow and Arrow submission hold by Harley Lewis! What a maneuver! I haven’t seen anybody doing anything like that for a while; Splendid!
Eve: Scottie yells out in pain, and shakes his head, showing that he’s not giving up as the referee asks to let him make a decision here. Harley starts to put more pressure on the move, and Scottie’s voice gets more cruel and painful than the first time. Scottie looks to the right and sees that his free left leg can reach the bottom rope if he’s trying hard enough. Harley keeps doing more of his work and puts more effort into beating Scottie while Scottie tries to use his free leg to reach the bottom rope. Is Scottie going to do it there?
Gavin Kirkland: Come on, Sir! You are almost there! You have to fight to beat Harley Lewis! You’re here to get yourself a chance to enter this championship scramble match, sir! Scottie’s leg starts getting closer to the bottom rope, but Harley is still not giving up on stretching and attempting to make him tap out… BUT HE DOES IT! HIS LEFT LEG GOES UP ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! Hey, his leg is on the rope already! Get that man outta here, dammit!
Deadprez: Harley keeps hurting him until the referee starts to count to force him to stop his action.
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!-
Eve: Harley releases Scottie from under his control and returns to his feet. Scottie immediately stays down on the ground and looks like this is his worst day ever. Scottie grabs the second rope and tries to pull himself back to both feet. Harley puts himself in a standard MMA guard position and starts circling around Scottie. Scottie’s right legs begin to recover then he begins to do the same as Harley does here. Harley darts at Scottie with a Roundhouse Kick to his leg, but Scottie catches his leg, quickly snatches his head, and pulls him into a Front Chancery position, trying to put Harley right back down to the mat. Harley tends to find an empty gap under his arm as he crawls and moves through under his arm, pops back to his feet, seizes him from behind and quickly sets him up for an Abdominal Stretch!
Gavin Kirkland: Look at this match so far; it’s like we are actually witnessing the great Magnum Opus of Technical Wrestling! This is why I love Showdown so much! :blessed: !!! An Abdominal Stretch keeps Scottie in a position that Harley wants him to be in. Both men are on their feet. One is doing his job of making his opponent throw in the towel, and the other is getting his way out and finding a way to counter him. Harley locks him up tightly while Scottie tries to use his right hand, reaching the middle rope next to him.
Deadprez: Well, sir, I guess you’re not going to get that this time, unfortunately. Harley sees that Scottie tries to paint him the same picture as Harley releases the hold, changes in a headlock position and drops him to down to the middle of the ring with a quick Running Bulldog!.. BUT SCOTTIE HALTS HIM FROM BEHIND, LEAPS UP TO THE AIR, AND DRIVES HIM TO THE MAT IN A CRUCIFIX STYLE… TRANSITIONS IN AN ARMBAR! A CRUCIFIX ARMBAR APPLIES! Harley isn’t in the best spot at the moment! Scottie catches him off guard and now, he’s not where he expects to be.
Eve: Harley bites his teeth and attempts to get his way out, but it doesn’t seem to be working at all. Scottie’s ability and his legs seal both arms aren’t going to get him away from this soon or sooner… BUT HARLEY SUDDENLY TURNS IT INTO A PINFALL! HE PUSHES HIMSELF OVER SCOTTIE. BOTH SHOULDERS OF HIS ARE ON THE MAT AND THE REFEREE STARTS TO COUNT!
Gavin Kirkland: Scottie kicks out before three! Both men quickly get back to their feet as fast as possible. Scottie throws a punch, but Harley kicks away with a crescent kick. He shakes his hand and attempts to use another hand to knock Harley out with a backhand slap but Harley with a Roundhouse kick right before he’s going to hit him with it. Scottie is about to faint, but Harley says hang on! Harley grabs his wrist, pulls him in and drops him to the ground with an Exploder Suplex!… BUT SCOTTIE WITH A KNEE TO HIS GUT, PUTS HIS ARM OVER HARLEY’S NECK QUICKLY AND HOISTS HIM US INTO THE AIR… A SLINGSHOT SUPLEX…. BOUNCES INTO ‘TAPS’ !!!!! A LEAPING DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT!!!…
Deadprez: LOOK AT HOW HARLEY GOES! HARLEY USES BOTH HANDS TO PUSH HIMSELF OFF THE MAT RIGHT AT THE MOMENT SCOTTIE SENDS HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND! HARLEY BOUNCES OFF THE MAT, MANAGES TO ESCAPE THE DDT AND QUICKLY KNOCKS SCOTTIE OUT COLD WITH A CAPOEIRA KICK!
Eve: Scottie somehow dodges and pushes his kick away then rolls backwardly to his feet, but Harley foresees it and spins himself around into a Spinning Back Kick right across his jaw! Scottie falls back to the ropes and holds down his jaw. He tries to recover from that kick then walks back to Harley but Harley quickly snatches him and takes him down to the ground with a German Suplex!
Deadprez: A German Suplex from Harley and down goes Scottie. Scottie lands and rolls to his knees. Harley is back to his feet with a Muay Thai kick cutting his head off! Scottie falls but Harley catches his wrist, twists around and a Fujiwara Armbar by Harley! Another submission hold from Harley once again. We have seen a lot of submission holds today, proving how technical this match has been through so far. Harley locks it tightly this time, judging how loud he’s screaming in pain right now!
Harley Lewis (Off-Mic): Tap, mate! Tap!
Gavin Kirkland: No, mate!
Eve: You aren’t even in the match. :dahell:
Gavin Kirkland: No, Eve, I mean, I don’t want him to tap. I want him to keep fighting. Let’s go, sir! Look see, Scottie tries to crawl all the way down to the rope once again because there is no other way for him to escape but catching the rope. Harley keeps stretching and hurting his arm while Scottie fights his way out.
Deadprez: Scottie is just about to do it! He reaches his arm out!
Deadprez: AND HE DOES! SCOTTIE REMAINS IN THIS MATC-
Eve: No, no, wait! Harley quickly pulls him away once he sees Scottie put his hand on the bottom rope. Harley grabs his arm again and tries to put him in the same spot, but Scottie pushes him away with both feet this time. Harley gets pushed away and rolls back… INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX BY SCOTTIE! SCOTTIE WENT BACK BEHIND AND QUICKLY BROUGHT HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!
Gavin Kirkland: Harley is in trouble! He holds the back of his head and tries to get back into the match as soon as possible but Scottie turns him around, and kicks him to the gut… ‘TAPS’ !!!!!!!!!!!!! A LEAPING DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT CONNECTS HIM THIS TIME! THAT’S ONE OF SCOTTIE’S SIGNATURES! HARLEY IS DOWN AND SCOTTIE DROPS DOWN INTO A PINFALL ON HARLEY! HE’S LOOKING TO STEAL A BIG ONE HERE!
Deadprez: Harley gets his shoulder off the mat just in time! Harley stays in this battle and looks to keep it going until he’s the one who will win this match!
Gavin Kirkland: These two have been fighting each other for a little while, but we have yet to decide who is the winner of this match. Throwing down technical moves at each other, but we are still wondering who is going to win this match as much as how intense it has been.
Eve: Scottie and Harley try to get back to their feet simultaneously. Harley gets back to both feet and charges Scottie in with a jab but Scottie ducks under and goes for a slap right across his face! Scottie rolls him up but Harley rises back to his feet and gives him back a Jumping DDT- NO! SCOTTIE CATCHES HIM AND LIFTS HIM UP… DROPS HARLEY TO THE GROUND WITH A STANDING SUPLEX!
Deadprez: Scottie hangs it on and rolls back to his feet in a suplex position once again… SCOTTIE LIFTS HIM UP FOR ANOTHER ONE BUT HARLEY FLIPS OFF AND COUNTERS INTO HIS STUNNER!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Scottie bounces off the mat and lands his neck first to the ground by a stunner. Scottie holds down his head, dazing by a move and tries to get back to his feet, but Harley runs in and drops him back down to the ground with a Running Meteora! But Scottie ducks under, catches Harley’s leg in a mid-run, and tries to turn him into a Toe-hold!
Eve: Harley uses his free right leg to kick him away! Well, not kicking anymore, he stomps the hell out of Scottie, trying to get his way out but Scottie still tries to hold his toe to bring him down to the ground and lock him up.
Harley Lewis (Off-Mic): GET!… OUT!…
Deadprez: Scottie has no choice but to let him off go, and Harley repeatedly stomps Scottie. Stomp to the chest! Stomp to the head! Stomp to the leg! Stomp literally everywhere that’s a part of Scottie’s body!
Gavin Kirkland: Harley stops with his stomping business as he takes Scottie back to both feet by pulling him off the mat. Harley begins to set Scottie in a Suplex position… A Deadlift Suplex by Har- No, wait, Scottie with a knee to his gut! Trying to stop him from taking him down but Harley also with a Knee to his opponent’s gut! Harley pushes him away and sends another knee right to his gut! Harley with a knee once again, damn what this man’s obsession is with a knee? Harley grabs and tosses him across the ring. Scottie bounces off the ropes and Harley looks to catch him with a Dropkick, but Scottie stops… CATCHES BOTH HIS LEGS IN THE MID-AIR AND TURNS THEM INTO INVERTED CLOVERLEAF!
Eve: However and fortunately, Harley’s hands are on the ground. He’s still trying to fight his way out and gets his way out as soon as possible before Scottie locks him up completely, making him his prisoner. Harley uses his leg to kick those hands away as Scottie releases him. Harley quickly pushes himself off the ma- WOAH, A HARD ELBOW SMASH TO THE BACK OF HARLEY’S HEAD OUT OF NOWHERE FROM SCOTTIE!
Gavin Kirkland: My little bro is just about to fall back down to the ground but Scottie wraps his arms around his gut… HE DROPS THE BACK OF HIS NECK TO THE MAT WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! HE PROCEEDS TO KEEP IT GOING AND GOES FOR A PIN! IS HE GOING TO DO IT???
Gavin Kirkland: Harley manages to kick out before three! The match continues, and we still keep finding the match’s winner! Scottie starts to catch some breath while Harley remains down on the match, not showing any sign of returning to both feet soon or sooner. My man Scottie comes back to his feet, puts his head under his arm, and looks to turn him into his finisher, ‘DD214’ !! A Dragon Sleep-
Eve: No no, Harley tries to catch the rope in front of him with his right hand. He tries to get his way out before Scottie applies it. Harley uses his back elbow, sending a few shots to his gut, compelling Scottie to let him off go. Harley then drops himself down to the ground and takes Scottie down by tripping his right foot, looking to get back to his feet and fully utilizing an Ankle lock!
Deadprez: Scottie can turn back around, pulls Harley in, and drops him to the middle rope instead! Harley lands the front of his neck down to the rope then stuns off away to his feet.. SCOTTIE FROM BEHIND WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX BUT HARLEY GRABS HIS LEG, TAKES HIM DOWN AGAIN AND TRIES TO USE A HEEL HOOK!
Eve: Scottie pushes him away with both feet again. Harley bounces off the ropes, and Scottie scoops him down to the mat with an Inside Cradle Roll-up!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT HARLEY KICKS OUT AT ONE! WHAT IN THE HELL?!?!?! However, both men are getting back on their feet at the same time. Scottie takes him down with both legs and tries to go for a submission move once again but Harley crawls under his legs and takes them down. Harley tries to jump over him for a Rear Naked Choke, but Scottie also backwardly crawls down behind him, rises back to his feet and tries to drop Harley down to the ground with a German Suplex once again.
Deadprez: Harley uses his back elbow and strikes the side of his skull. Scottie lets him off go then Harley runs up to the ropes. Harley bounces off the ropes but Scottie catches him with a stiff forearm smash right across his jaw. Scottie tries to go for another one but Harley stops him with a Roundhouse kick in reply. Both men yell at each other and hit each other with a Hard Lariat!… BUT SCOTTIE ISN’T STOPPING!
Eve: Scottie goes for another lariat to put Harley down for good… A RIGHT HAND FROM HARLEY, HALTED SCOTTIE FROM ATTACKING HIM! Harley turns his back around for Scottie to make an attack. Scottie grabs him and still tries to do a German Suplex again… BUT HARLEY STOMPS RIGHT TO ONE OF HIS FEET! Harley grabs his arm and brings him down to the ground, looking for an Americana Armlock but Scottie pulls him in and rolls him down for a pinfall instead!
Deadprez: HARLEY KICKS OUT BEFORE ONE THIS TIME! OH WOW!
Harley Lewis (Off-Mic): You old bit-
Gavin Kirkland: Watch your language, Harley! My good sir with a kick right across his jaw, like kicking a rock away! Harley faints but Scottie pulls him off the mat, and sets him up for a Suplex again… HE LIFTS AND THROWS HIM DOWN TO THE ROPE WITH A SLINGSHOT SUPLEX… BUT HARLEY LANDS BOTH FEET ON THE APRON. SCOTTIE RUNS IN BUT HARLEY SENDS HIM RIGHT BACK INSIDE THE RING BY PULLING THE ROPE AND AN ENZUIGIRI TO HIS FACE!
Eve: HARLEY HOLDS DOWN THE ROPE… A SPRINGBOARD LARIA- A SLAP FROM SCOTTIE IN THE MID-AIR, KNOCKING HARLEY OUT COLD! NOW THIS IS HIS CHANCE! WOULD THIS BE IT FOR SCOTTIE!
Deadprez: SCOTTIE GRABS AND PUTS HIM IN AN INVERTED DDT POSITION… ‘DD21-
Gavin Kirkland: NO, HARLEY DROPS HIMSELF TO A SEATED POSITION ONCE AGAIN, GOES UNDER HIS LEGS, PULLS THE BACK OF HIS PANT AND GOES FOR A ROLL-UP!
(DING DING DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner!… HARLEY LEWIS!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT A DAMN MA- WHAT THE HELL?
( Three mysterious masked individuals come from behind and one of them quickly takes Harley down with a forearm smash to the back of his head. One of them beats the hell out of Harley while the other two grouping up together and jump on Scottie. )
Eve: What is going on? Can someone come out and rescue them… AND ONE OF THEM KNOCKS THE REFEREE OUT COLD! WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE THEIR HEAD???
( One of them stops and signals the other two to come and stand in the middle of the ring together… All three begin to take their masks off…)
Gavin Kirkland: Wait… IT’S ROBERTO DE LA ROSA! AND HIS COUSINS, JAVIER AND DIEGO DE LA ROSA! WHAT IS GOING ON?????
( Roberto smiles as ‘Por Mi Mexico’ by Lefty SM Ft. Santa Fe Klan begins to play throughout the arena. Roberto and his cousins look down at the lifeless body of Harley then they get off the ring and make their way to the back. The final shot shows Harley lays down to the ground and looks completely out while Roberto looks at him with a cheeky smirk from the stage alongside his two cousins then the scene fades to elsewhere. )
[SCREEN BAR – Earlier Today]
(Mikaela Street sits with the lovely Veena Adams in a sexy dress suit. Mikaela with her bow tie and suspenders, she smiles and waves.)
Mikaela Street: Hello EAW Universe! I am so excited for at this time I have a very special guest in Veena Adams! Hi Veena!
Veena Adams: Hello, Mikaela.
Mikaela Street: First… welcome and congratulations on your new position and qualifying for the Contenders Scramble Match.
Veena Adams: As if there was ever a doubt.
(Veena can’t help but wave her hands and roll her eyes. The world might have doubted her, but she’s never really doubted herself and that kind of confidence was on full display.)
Veena Adams: I told the entire world I was going to defeat Holly Arrow and Lexi, and of course, no one wanted to believe me. I am constantly overlooked and underestimated, but who continues to take the right steps in the right direction and back up her words? Yours truly, of course. I get that my career has been a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, but eventually and more often than not, things always work themselves out. Now I have a chance to secure the number one contendership to the National Elite Championship come Road to Redemption and I can’t think of a better way to end the year than by doing just that.
Mikaela Street: Okay, so what do you think of the new management and what do you as Veena Adams bring to the table that could benefit the locker room of Showdown?
Veena Adams: I mean, are you being for real? What do I bring to the table?? I literally turned Dynasty into must-see TV when I was over it and let’s not even forget how great Voltage was under my leadership. It was actually watchable unlike the absolute garbage they pump out on a weekly basis now. I couldn’t be more confident in my eye for talent and knowing what people want to see. Honestly, if it were totally up to me, I would do a complete overhaul of the Showdown roster. There’s A LOT of deadweight taking up space, but Kennedy and Heidi want to give everyone a fair chance to thrive under new leadership and while I can’t say I completely agree, I can acknowledge that maybe certain Elitists will surprise us. You just never know, and that’s why I am willing to take a wait and see approach. At the end of the day, I just want Showdown to be the best possible brand that it can be, and now with the right people, in the right places, it can be. This brand can finally thrive and go back to being the premiere show here in the land of Elite. As a performer AND as an advisor, I want that, and I will do whatever I can to make sure Showdown is seen as the creme de la creme of Elite Answers Wrestling.
(There wasn’t much Mikaela could say in response to that because the passion was pretty clear in Veena’s voice. Whether her motives were completely pure or not was another story, but there was no denying Veena’s energy and her belief that Showdown was now on the right path. Mikaela decides to switch gears.)
Mikaela Street: Switching gears to Road to Redemption. This is a chance to wrestle for a title that Donovan Duke has held for almost a year. What is your strategy going into this match and furthermore, how does it feel to be back in the title picture?
Veena Adams: Well I think everyone’s strategy going into this match is going to be the same. You want to be the one at the end getting your hand raised. I’m not looking to rack up as many pinfalls or submissions as I can because that would just mean I would have lost just as much during the course of the match. I just want to make sure that I’m the one getting the decisive pinfall or submission when three seconds are left because I want to be the person who snatches that title from Donovan. He is the luckiest champion I have ever seen in my life and the fact he’s managed to survive this long with that title is something I can’t wrap my head around. He should have lost ages ago, but lady luck has been on his side and it’s literally disgusting. There is nothing special about Donovan and he certainly doesn’t stand out. There’s a reason why the board wanted to strip him of the championship last season and it’s because he will never go any further than where he is right now.
(Veena pauses for a moment to tuck a loose strand of platinum hair behind her ear.)
Veena Adams: As far as your other question goes, I have to admit that it does feel good to be competing for a shot at a championship again. I KNOW that I’m a great competitor and I KNOW what my potential is. I KNOW that I deserve to hold championship gold and I would be lying if I said that frustration doesn’t set in from time to time. It does. I’m only human, and it’s completely fine that I let myself feel that kind of emotion because it keeps me motivated. To be perfectly honest, I don’t NEED to be a wrestler. I am set for life simply because of who I am and where I come from. I could snap my fingers and have a prominent position in this company at any moment. But I WANT to be inside the ring. I WANT to compete and prove myself. I know I’m here because of nepotism. That doesn’t bother me at all. But what does bother me is these snotty entitled bitches looking down at me because I haven’t won a championship. That needs to change and I’m ready to have my moment.
Mikaela Street: Recently you have been bouncing back and forth with Charlie Marr on Voltage, he lost his bid to defeat Minerva but still a Hardcore Champion. What inspiration do you take from him and what have you learned from him?
(A genuine smile crosses Veena’s face at the mention of Charlie Marr’s name.)
Veena Adams: Charlie and I are as thick as thieves and there is no better person in this company than him. Charlie is underrated as a wrestler and a hell of a competitor. But more than anything, Charlie’s resilience is what I admire the most. He’s been through a lot, both in the ring and outside of it, and he has fought many battles that none of you will ever get the chance to know about. I have seen him at his absolute lowest and he is still the strongest person I have ever met even when everything has gone to shit. I respect Charlie and one of the biggest takeaways I have from him is how to hold my head up even when things look bleak. He’s taught me that no matter what, I have to keep fighting and because I am Veena Adams. That name means something, and I will not stop my quest for championship gold until everyone understands that.
Mikaela Street: What is your relationship now with Kassidy Heart?
(At this, Veena rolls her eyes.)
Veena Adams: Are you seriously changing the subject from Charlie Marr to HER??
Mikaela Street: :lupe:
Veena Adams: There is absolutely no love lost between my dear auntie and me. NONE. I don’t have an ounce of respect for her because as far as I am concerned, she’s a gold-digging whore who needs to attach herself to other people in order to stay relevant hence her leeching off Impact right now. I just don’t understand what anyone sees in her and why people think she’s so good at wrestling because she’s not. Kassidy would be nothing if it weren’t for my Uncle Ryan and all the other people she’s spread her legs for and sucked up too. And that is really all I have to say about that.
(Veena cuts a glare at Mikaela who forces a smile.)
Mikaela Street: Finally… any closing comments?
Veena Adams: Not really. I think I have been pretty honest with you here tonight and everyone should know exactly where I stand. I may be #TeamShowdown and I’m certainly doing my part to make sure this brand stands above the others, but I am also prioritizing myself and my career. I don’t care who ends up in the Championship Contendership Scramble with me come Road to Redemption. I’m going to make sure I’m the last person standing. I want that National Elite Championship shot and more than that, I want to be the National Elite Champion.
(Veena smirks, crossing her legs as Mikaela nods.)
Mikaela Street: You heard it from Veena Adams! Thank you for joining me today and remember, Mikaela knows best!
(She again waves as Veena rolls her eyes. The camera cuts to ringside for the next match.)
(The camera cuts back to the ringside area, as Gina Romano is seen standing with a mic in her hand.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(‘Ready to Die’ by The Notorious B.I.G is heard playing up through the speakers to an absolutely thunderous negative reaction from the crowd as Lucas Johnson is seen making his way out to the stage with a serious expression on his face. He wastes no time as he quickly starts to make his way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM LONG ISLAND, NY… WEIGHING IN AT 205 POUNDS… ‘THE EMPEROR OF VIOLENCE…’ LUUUUCAAAAAS JOOOOOHNSOOOOOON!!!
Deadprez: Here comes Lucas Johnson! This man is apparently heading into this match with fire in his eyes tonight, and we all know why! This is an important match he has on the horizon, and by the look of things, he looks ready to make the most of it!
Eve: And considering that what is on the line is something that Lucas Johnson actually wants, and that this match happened on Voltage last season where his opponent here tonight was able to pick up the victory, I’m sure that this match specifically means a lot to him! We’re about to see what he brings to the table!
(As Lucas Johnson is in the ring waiting for his opponent, ‘KICK BACK’ by Kenshi Yonezu is heard replacing ‘Ready to Die’ to a HUGE positive reception from the audience as Holly Arrow is seen making her way out to the stage with a huge smirk on her face. She starts at Lucas Johnson from where she is as she lets out a little laugh, clearly confident in a win here tonight as she then starts making her way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT… FROM CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND… WEIGHING IN AT 149 POUNDS… ‘THE FINAL GIRL…’ HOOOOOLLYYYYYYYYYY AAAAAAROOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Yay! And here is Holly Arrow! An individual it genuinely makes me happy to see here tonight just because of how great she is in the ring and not because of any other reasons! Let’s go Holly! 🙃
Deadprez: Holly Arrow made it clear that she wants this win at any cost, and right now is her chance to prove that she really does! Let’s see if she’s able to knock off Lucas Johnson once again and pick up the win she was able to pick up on Voltage last year! the referee calls for the bell and the start of this match!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: Here we go ladies and gentlemen, this match is officially underway for the National Elite Championship Scramble Contenders match spot, AND HOLLY ARROW WASTES ABSOLUTELY ZERO TIME AS SHE RUNS AT LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A POWERFUL KICK TO THE GUT! AND ANOTHER! AND A THIRD! LUCAS JOHNSON COULDN’T SEE AN INSTANT NONSTOP ATTACKS COMING IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS MATCHUP, AND HE STARTS BACKING UP TOWARDS THE CORNER! BUT HOLLY DOES NOT ALLOW THAT TO SLOW HER DOWN IN THE SLIGHTEST AS SHE RAPIDLY NAILS LUCAS JOHNSON WITH MULTIPLE CORNER KICKS RIGHT TO THE CHEST WHICH LUCAS IS TRYING TO BLOCK, BUT HOLLY’S QUICKNESS ISN’T MAKING IT EASY FOR HIM TO DO SO!
Eve: Holly Arrow FINALLY stops as she grabs the already woozy Lucas Johnson, and throws him down on the ring mat! Apparently not for good reasons, as she starts stomping the heck out of the grounded Lucas Johnson! HOLLY ARROW IS GOING AT IT AS SHE’S CONTINUOUSLY STOMPING THE CHEST OF LUCAS JOHNSON, AND LUCAS JOHNSON IS HELPLESS AT THE MOMENT! IT TAKES A WHILE BEFORE HOLLY ARROW FINALLY STOPS AS SHE PICKS LUCAS JOHNSON BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND HOLLY ARROW DROPS HIM DOWN WITH A-
Gavin Kirkland: DAMNIT! BEFORE WE COULD EVEN KNOW WHAT HOLLY WAS LOOKING FOR, LUCAS JOHNSON IS QUICKLY ABLE TO SLIDE OUT OF THE HOLD SHE HAD ON HIM, AS HE QUICKLY GOES BEHIND, AND RUTHLESSLY KNEES THE SPINE OF HOLLY ARROW, BEFORE QUICKLY GETTING A BACKSLIDE PIN! THE ROLL-UP BY LUCAS JOHNSON! HOLLY ARROW’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN, AND THE REFEREE COUNTS FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: HOLLY ARROW IS IMMEDIATELY ABLE TO FORCE THE SHOULDER UP FROM THE MAT AS BOTH COMPETITORS QUICKLY GET RIGHT BACK UP TO THEIR FEET, BUT IT’S HOLLY ARROW WHO IS ABLE TO SYAY IN CONTROL OF THINGS AS SHE TAKES DOWN LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A HUGE RUNNING DROPKICK- WAIT, NO! LUCAS JOHNSON IS ABLE TO OVERPOWER HOLLY ARROW AS HE REVERSES GRABBING BOTH OF HER LEGS, AND HE SPINS HER AROUND IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE HER FALL DOWN, BUT WOW! HOLLY ARROW IS ABLE TO BACKFLIP LANDING ON HER FEET! WHAT A WONDERFUL DISPLAY OF ATHLETICISM SHOWN BY HOLLY HERE! LUCAS JOHNSON DOES NOT ALLOW THAT TO FAZE HIM IN THE SLIGHTEST WHATSOEVER, AS HE IMMEDIATELY TAKES DOWN HOLLY WHO JUST LANDED WITH A POWERFUL LARIAT! HOLLY IS DOWN!
Eve: Lucas Johnson just barely managed to get this match going his way for a bit, and now he looks to keep that going as long as he can! Lucas Johnson grabs the grounded Holly Arrow looking to pick her back up to her feet- ALL FOR HOLLY ARROW TO CLEVERLY CATCH HIM OFF GUARD AND GET HIM INTO A SMALL PACKAGE PIN! SMALL PACKAGE PIN BY HOLLY ARROW! THE SMALL PACKAGE PIN! THE ROLL-UP ON LUCAS JOHNSON HERE TONIGHT, AND THIS MIGHT JUST BE IT! LUCAS JOHNSON’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN, AND HOLLY HAS ALL OF IT! THE ROLL-UP BY HOLLY ARROW MIGHT MARK THE END OF THIS MATCHUP RIGHT HERE!
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS JOHNSON FORCES THE SHOULDER UP QUICKLY AS BOTH INDIVIDUALS GET RIGHT BACK UP TO THEIR FEET, ALL FOR HOLLY ARROW TO TAKE HIM DOWN WITH A DISCUS FOREARM STRIKE! WOW! WHAT A MOVE BY HOLLY ARROW HERE THAT TAKES DOWN LUCAS JOHNSON! HOLLY ARROW BACKS UP AS LUCAS JOHNSON GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND SHE ONCE AGAIN TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE! THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE RIGHT TO THE SKULL NAILS LUCAS JOHNSON AND TAKES HIM DOWN YET AGAIN, BEFORE GETTING BACK UP, BARELY MAY I ADD, FROM THE IMPACT OF THE MOVE, BUT IT IS ALL FOR HOLLY TO TAKE HIM DOWN WITH A RUNNING HIP ATTACK! LUCAS JOHNSON IS DOWN! HOLLY ARROW IS ON FIRE HERE TONIGHT!
Deadprez: THAT IS TRUE! HOLLY ARROW IS ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL HERE TONIGHT, AND SHE’S SIMPLY MAKING IT CLEAR THAT SHE WILL FIND NO HESITATION TO TAKE THIS MATCH TO EXTREME LENGTHS AND TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GO HOME WITH THE WIN HERE TONIGHT! Holly Arrow is apparently not done just yet, or even close! Holly Arrow picks Lucas Johnson back up to his feet, AND SHE NAILS HIM WITH A PALM STRIKE! AND ANOTHER! AND A FOREARM STRIKE THIS TIME! AND ANOTHER ONE- BUT LUCAS DUCKS! LUCAS DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE FOREARM STRIKE BY HOLLY ARROW, GOING BEHIND HER, BEFORE APPLYING A WAIST LOCK ON HER, LIFTING HER UP, AND DROPPING HER DOWN WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! THE GERMAN SUPLEX! THE GERMAN SUPLEX BY LUCAS JOHNSON TO HOLLY ARROW CONNECTS! INTO A COVER!
Eve: STILL NOT ENOUGH TO EVEN MAKE IT REACH A TWO! HOLLY ARROW IS FAR FROM DONE, AS SHE ONCE AGAIN IS ABLE TO QUICKLY, ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, KICK OUT! LUCAS JOHNSON IS STARTING TO COME TO CONFUSION WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT HE IS GOING TO NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO PULL THIS ONE OFF HERE TONIGHT! Lucas Johnson is seen punching the mat continuously, in clear anger and frustration, for obvious reasons of course, before getting back up up his feet, grabbing Holly Arrow, and picking her right back up to her feet! Although apparently having no clue what he’s going to actually need in order to knock off Holly Arrow here tonight, Lucas Johnson is still trying everything he has in the bag, as he Irish Whips Holly Arrow into the corner, which she clashes into back first!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas Johnson looks like he has something in mind at this point and in this very situation, but what could that be? Lucas Johnson runs backing up to the corner opposite to the one he tosses Holly Arrow into, BEFORE RUNNING BACK AT HOLLY ARROW AND NAILING HER WITH A RUNNING CORNER CLOTHESLINE! HOLLY ARROW DROPS DOWN TO A SEATED POSITION LEANING TOWARDS THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE, BUT LUCAS JOHNSON DOES NOT SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THAT IN THE ABSOLUTE SLIGHTEST! LUCAS JOHNSON ONCE AGAIN RUNS TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER, RUNNING BACK AT HOLLY ARROW, AND HE NAILS HER WITH A RUNNING CANNONBALL! WOW! JUST WOW! WHAT A MANEUVER BY LUCAS JOHNSON HERE!
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson gets right back up to his feet as she grabs Holly Arrow picking her back up as well, as he- GODDAMN, HOLLY ARROW KEEPS REFUSING TO ALLOW THIS MATCH TO STAY UNDER THE CONTROL OF HER OPPONENT EVEN FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE MINUTES! HOLLY ABSOLUTELY ALL OF A SUDDEN WITH A HARD CHOP RIGHT TO THE CHEST OF LUCAS JOHNSON! THE IMPACT OF THAT CHOP MAKES A CLEAR SOUND THROUGH THE WHOLE ARENA! AND HOLLY ARROW DOES IT AGAIN! AND A THIRD TIME! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! LUCAS JOHNSON’S CHEST IS LITERALLY NOW MORE REDDISH THAN WHITISH BECAUSE OF ALL THOSE CHOPS, AND OF COURSE, THAT IS IN ADDITION TO HIM BEING KEPT UTTERLY IMBALANCED FOR THE MEANTIME, WHICH I CAN CONFIRM IT BEING EXACTLY WHAT HOLLY WANTED!
Eve: LUCAS JOHNSON IS NOT IN THE BEST PHYSICAL STATE RIGHT NOW, AND CONSIDERING THAT WAS, AS PREZ SAID, EXACTLY WHAT HOLLY WANTED, I THINK SHE IS NOW TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT! HOLLY ARROW IMMEDIATELY GROUNDS LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A SUPERKICK! THE SUPERKICK TAKES LUCAS JOHNSON DOWN THE RING MAT AS HE GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET WOOZY FROM THE IMPACT OF THE MOVE, ALL FOR HOLLY ARROW TO NAIL HIM WITH A HEADBUTT WHICH TURNS HIM AROUND, BEFORE FOLLOWING IT UP WITH A SINGLE-KNEE BACKSTABBER! WHAT A MANEUVER! WHAT A MANEUVER! WHAT A COMBINATION BY HOLLY ARROW! HOLLY DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT BY LUCAS JOHNSON! LUCAS JOHNSON FORCES THE SHOULDER UP FROM THE MAT AND THIS MATCH IS STILL GOING! HOLLY ARROW DOES NOT LOOK SHOCKED, BUT SHE DOESN’T LOOK HAPPY EITHER! HOLLY DOES NOT STOP WHATSOEVER AS SHE PICKS LUCAS JOHNSON BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND SHE TOSSES HIM OUT OF THE RING! DOWN THE FLOOR OF THE RINGSIDE AREA LUCAS JOHNSON GOES! HOLLY ARROW LOOKS MORE FIRED UP THAN EVER AS SHE IS IMPATIENTLY WAITING FOR LUCAS JOHNSON TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET, WHICH HE DOES JUST BARELY USING THE BARRICADE, BUT HOLLY ARROW ON THE OTHER HAND WASTES NO TIME AS SHE RUNS OFF THE ROPES, REBOUNDING, BEFORE TAKING LUCAS JOHNSON DOWN ONCE AGAIN WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! SUICIDE DIVE! THE SUICIDE DIVE CONNECTS AND LUCAS JOHNSON IS DOWN!
Deadprez: HOLLY ARROW TOOK A LITTLE PERCENTAGE OF THE DAMAGE THOUGH, BUT ALTHOUGH IT SOMEWHAT DID HURT INDEED, HOLLY ARROW DOES NOT ALLOW THAT TO SLOW HER DOWN IN THE SLIGHTEST, BUT INSTEAD IT IS FUELING HER! HOLLY ARROW GRABS LUCAS JOHNSON PICKING HIM BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND SHE TOSSES HIM INTO THE BARRICADE! OUCH! BUT IT IS STILL FAR FROM ENOUGH TO HER! HOLLY GRABS LUCAS JOHNSON AGAIN, BEFORE SLAMMING HIS HEAD ON THE RING APRON MULTIPLE TIMES! LUCAS JOHNSON IS HELPLESS AT THE MOMENT, AND IF YOU ASK ME, IT’S UNQUESTIONABLE! LUCAS JOHNSON HAS BEEN TRYING HIS BEST TO MAKE THIS AS MUCH OF A WRESTLING MATCH AS HE CAN, BUT HOLLY ARROW HEADED INTO THIS WITH THE ONLY OPTION IN HER MIND BEING TO WIN AT ANY COST!
Eve: HOLLY ARROW IS NOT REGARDING ANY RESTRICTIONS, AS SHE IS STILL GOING AT IT! HOLLY GRABS LUCAS, AS SHE POWERFULLY SLAMS HIS FOREHEAD ON THE ANNOUNCER TABLE KEEPING HIM UNABLE TO RECOVER, BUT THAT IS BEFORE SHE SETS BOTH OF LUCAS JOHNSON AND HERSELF INTO SOME POSITION! WHAT COULD HOLLY BE THINKING ABOUT, WHAT COULD SHE BE LOOKING FOR? HOLLY ARROW LIFTS LUCAS JOHNSON UP IN A SUPLEX-LIKE POSITION, AND THAT IS BEFORE SHE PUTS HIM THROUGH OUR TABLE WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX :damn:!!!!!! THE EXPLODER SUPLEX BY HOLLY ARROW RIGHT THROUGH THE TABLE! LUCAS JOHNSON WAS JUST PUT THROUGH A TABLE!! ARE YOU FRICKING KIDDING ME? IT WAS ALREADY EXPECTED FROM HOLLY TO GET THIS MATCH TO EXTREME LENGTHS, BUT IT WASN’T EXPECTED TO BE *THAT* EXTREME! HOLLY ARROW GETS RIGHT BACK UP TO HER FEET LOOKING CLEARLY TIRED, BUT STILL HAVING SOME LEFT!
Gavin Kirkland: Holly Arrow picks Lucas Johnson back up to his feet, directing him towards the ring as she once again slams his head on the ring apron, before rolling him back inside the ring! Holly Arrow stands there for a second trying to catch her breath, but she rolls back inside the ring! Lucas Johnson is still downed and unable to get up, but that is what Holly exactly gets to take advantage of, as she picks him back up, AND SHE LIFTS HIM UP YET AGAIN, BEFORE DROPPING HIM DOWN WITH ANOTHER EXPLODER SUPLEX! HOLLY ARROW TAKES DOWN LUCAS JOHNSON WITH ANOTHER EXPLODER SUPLEX BUT THIS TIME ON THE RING MAT! WHAT A MANEUVER!
Deadprez: He is down! Lucas Johnson is grounded, and Holly Arrow is clearly gunning to keep the assault going! Holly rolls out into the ring apron, and she starts climbing her way up to the top turnbuckle, which she reaches! Holly Arrow starts balancing herself up there while Lucas Johnson is still unable to get up, BEFORE TAKING HER SHOT, AND NAILING HIM WITH A FROG SPLASH! THE FROG SPLASH CONNECTS! THE FROG SPLASH TO LUCAS JOHNSON! THE FROG SPLASH BY HOLLY ARROW! SHE HAS ALL OF IT-
Eve: KNEES UP! KNEES UP! KNEES UP! LUCAS JOHNSON GETS THE KNEES UP! OUCH! HOLLY ARROW CRASHES STRAIGHT INTO THOSE KNEES OF LUCAS JOHNSON, AND I CAN CONFIRM THAT THIS HURT! HOLLY ARROW HOLDS HER RIBS AND STOMACH SCREAMING OUT LOUD IN ABSOLUTE AGONY, MEANWHILE LUCAS JOHNSON TAKES THIS AS HIS CHANCE TO RECOVER, STARTING TO SLOWLY GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET USING THE ROPES! LUCAS JOHNSON IS UP, BUT THE SAME CAN’T BE SAID ABOUT HOLLY ARROW THOUGH, WHO JOHNSON GRABS NONETHELESS AS HE PICKS HER BACK UP TO HER FEET, BEFORE LIFTING HER UP AND DROPPING HER DOWN THE RING MAT WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX BY LUCAS JOHNSON SMASHES THE ALREADY NOT-SO-WELL RIBS OF HOLLY ARROW, BUT LUCAS WASTES NO TIME FOLLOWING THAT, AS HE LOCKS IN A BOSTON CRAB! THE BOSTON CRAB IS LOCKED IN, AND HOLLY ARROW IS HEARD LOUDLY SCREAMING IN UTTER PAIN! WILL SHE TAP OUT? WILL LUCAS JOHNSON BE ABLE TO SNATCH THE WIN AWAY FROM ARROW?
Gavin Kirkland: I AM SURE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING HOLLY ARROW HERSELF IS NOT GOING TO ALLOW, OR AT LEAST SOMETHING HOLLY ARROW IS GOING TO DO HER ABSOLUTE BEST IN ORDER TO AVOID! LUCAS JOHNSON STILL HAS THAT BOSTON CRAB IN HOWEVER, AND THE MORE THAT SUBMISSION MOVE STAYS APPLIED, THE MORE HURT HOLLY CAN BE! AND THE MORE HURT SHE IS, THE LESS ABLE SHE WILL BE TO BREAK THE SUBMISSION AND STAY ALIVE- WAIT, SHE DOES! SHE DOES! HOLLY ARROW IS ABLE TO CRAWL AND FINALLY GRAB THE BOTTOM ROPE! SHE GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE! LUCAS JOHNSON IS FORCED TO RELEASE THE SUBMISSION-
Deadprez: NO, HE’S NOT! HE’S NOT! LUCAS JOHNSON IS NOT FORCED TO RELEASE THE SUBMISSION YET! LUCAS JOHNSON PULLS BACK HOLLY ARROW KEEPING THE BOSTON CRAB LOCKED IN, BUT EVEN HARDER, IT SEEMS! LUCAS JOHNSON WRENCHES IT TO ENSURE THAT HOLLY ARROW IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO BREAK OUT, AND THIS MIGHT BE JUST THE CASE AT THIS POINT! HOLLY ARROW HOWEVER IS STILL SCRATCHING AND CLAWING, TRYING TO BREAK OUT, BUT LUCAS JOHNSON, ALTHOUGH STARTING TO LOSE CONTROL, IS TRYING TO KEEP IT IN…
Eve: HOLLY ARROW IS FINALLY ONCE AGAIN ABLE TO GRAB THE BOTTOM ROPE, BUT THIS TIME SHE’S HOLDING INTO IT WITH EVERYTHING SHE’S GOT! LUCAS JOHNSON TRIES TO PULL HER BACK INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING, BUT NOW HOLLY ARROW IS MAKING IT A MISSION WHOSE DIFFICULTIES ALMOST MAKE IT AN IMPOSSIBILITY! LUCAS JOHNSON LETS GO OFF OF HOLLY ARROW, AND THIS MATCH IS STILL GOING!
Gavin Kirkland: Holly Arrow is rolling around the ring in literal pain, but on the other hand Lucas Johnson is sitting there on the ring mat looking clearly stressed, mainly because he doesn’t know what to do anymore! Lucas Johnson gets back up to his feet looking seriously angry, as he starts backing up to the corner! Lucas Johnson is charging at Holly Arrow to get back up to her feet, which she is slowly getting to do! Lucas Johnson takes a while to aim, AND HE TAKES HIS SHOT AS HE RUNS AT HOLLY ARROW CONNECTING WITH ‘THE LIGHTSWITCH!!!!’ NO WAY!!!! NO WAY!!! ‘LIGHTSWITCH!!!!!’ LUCAS JOHNSON WITH THE ‘LIGHTSWITCH’ TO HOLLY ARROW!!! THE CLAYMORE KICK CONNEC-
Deadprez: HOLLY DUCKS! HOLLY DUCKS! HOLLY ARROW SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED TO DUCK UNDERNEATH THE ‘LIGHTSWITCH’ CLAYMORE KICK BY LUCAS JOHNSON, WHO FALLS HARD STRAIGHT ON THE BACK RIGHT ON THE RING MAT! HOLLY ARROW, NO MATTER HOW HURT SHE IS, GRABS LUCAS JOHNSON PICKING HIM RIGHT BACK UP TO HER FEET, AND SHE TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A SUPERKICK RIGHT TO THE SKULL! THE SUPERKICK CONNECTS AND GROUNDS LUCAS JOHNSON! WHAT A COMEBACK BY HOLLY ARROW! HOLLY BACKS UP STARTING TO CHARGE AT JOHNSON LOOKING EXTREMELY HURT, AND LUCAS IS STRUGGLING TO STAND BACK UP! HOWEVER, THOUGH, SHE IS STILL PATIENTLY WAITING FOR HIM TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET, WHICH HE FINALLY DOES AFTER A WHILE! LUCAS JOHNSON IS SLOWLY GETTING BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND HOLLY STARTS GETTING READY TO TAKE HER SHOT! HOLLY ARROW RUNS AT LUCAS… ‘FIST OF KHONSHU!!!’ ‘FIST OF KHONSHU!!!’ THE GOWAN LARIAT COMPLETELY KNOCKS LUCAS JOHNSON THE HECK DOWN THE RING MAT AS HE FLIPS INSIDE OUT FALLING ON HIS CHEST!!!! THE GOWAN LARIAT CONNECTS, AND LUCAS JOHNSON IS DOWN!!! NO WAY!! NO WAY!!! HOLLY ARROW DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER OUT OF POWER! THIS MIGHT BE IT!!!!
Eve: LUCAS JOHNSON’S FOOT IS ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! NO WAY HE JUST SURVIVED! AIN’T. NO. DARN. WAY :damn: :damn: :damn:!!!! LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A ROPE BREAK!!!! ROPE BREAK BY LUCAS JOHNSON!!! HOLLY ARROW CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! LUCAS JOHNSON JUST **BARELY** MANAGED TO SURVIVE, BUT THIS MATCH IS NONETHELESS STILL GOING!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY ARROW PICKS LUCAS JOHNSON BACK UP TO HIS FEET- LUCAS JOHNSON IS SUDDENLY ABLE TO IMBALANCE HER WITH A FOREARM! LUCAS JOHNSON THEN TAKES THE CHANCE AS HE REBOUNDS RUNNING OFF THE ROPES, AND HOLLY ARROW TURNS AROUND… JUST TO MEET WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE HER END RIGHT HERE!!! ‘LIGHTSWITCH!!!’ ‘LIGHTSWITCH!!!’ ‘LIGHTSWITCH!!!!’ CLAYMORE KICK CONNECTS, AND THAT IS IT!!! THE ‘LIGHTSWITCH’ CLAYMORE KICK BY LUCAS JOHNSON CONNECTS, AND I WOULDN’T THINK THAT THIS ISN’T ENOUGH TO PULL THIS ONE OFF!!! HOLLY ARROW IS DOWN, AND THIS IS DEFINITELY LUCAS’ SHOT! HE SHOOTS THE LEG!!! THE COVER BY LUCAS JOHNSON!!!!
Deadprez: WHAT THE BLOODY HECK? DID HOLLY ARROW JUST BARELY FORCE THE SHOULDER UP FROM THE MAT?! NO, AM I DREAMING, OR WAS SHE REALLY ABLE TO KICK OUT?! WOW! WHAT A DANG MATCH THIS HAS BEEN SO FAR! LUCAS JOHNSON IS IN A CLEAR DISABILITY TO BELIEVE IT, AND SO AM I, AND SO IS LITERALLY EVERYBODY IN THIS ARENA IF I AM TO ASSUME! HOW THE HECK WAS HOLLY ARROW ABLE TO KICK OUT HERE? THIS CAN’T BE REAL! THIS CAN’T BE REAL!
Eve: THIS DEFINITELY *CAN’T* BE REAL, PREZ, BUT BY THE LOOK OF THINGS, IT *IS* REAL, WHICH SHOCKS ME BY THE WAY, BUT APPARENTLY, NOT AS MUCH AS IT DOES LUCAS JOHNSON WHO IS IN COMPLETE CONFUSION AFTER RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT TO DO! LUCAS JOHNSON BACKS UP TO THE CORNER STILL IN DISBELIEF, AS HE STARTS CHARGING AT THE GROUNDED, ALMOST-KNOCKED OUT HOLLY ARROW YET *AGAIN!* HOLLY ARROW IS SLOWLY BACKING UP TO HER FEET, THIS DOESN’T LOOK SO GOOD! LUCAS JOHNSON RUNS AT HOLLY ARROW LOOKING FOR YET ANOTHER ‘LIGHTSWITCH! CLAYMORE KICK…
Gavin Kirkland: ‘FIST OF KHONSHU!!!!’ ‘FIST OF KHONSHU!!!!’ HOLLY ARROW WITH THE GOWAN LARIAT YET AGAIN!!!! THE GOWAN LARIAT CONNECTS, AND THAT MUST’VE KNOCKED OUT LUCAS JOHNSON FOR GOOD!!! LUCAS JOHNSON IS DOWN AND OUT, EXACTLY THE POSITION HOLLY ARROW WOULD WANT TO FIND HIM IN, BUT SHE DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER! WHAT COULD SHE BE LOOKING FOR? HOLLY ARROW DOES NOT GO FOR THE COVER, BUT INSTEAD TURN LUCAS JOHNSON AROUND, APPLYING IN THE ‘VELA-NOVA!!!!’ THE ‘VELA-NOVA!!!!’ THE OMOPLATA CROSSFACE IS IN, AND LUCAS JOHNSON HAS NOTHING TO DO ANYMORE!!! LUCAS JOHNSON IS OUT OF ENERGY, AND THUS, HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CHOICE!!!! HE TAPS!!! HE TAPS!!! LUCAS JOHNSON TAPS, AND THIS MATCH ENDS RIGHT HERE FOLKS!!! HOLLY ARROW WINS! HOLLY ARROW WINS! HOLLY ARROW IS IN THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAMBLE CONTENDERS MATCH!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘KICK BACK’ by Kenshi Yonezu is once again heard blasting through the speakers to a loud pop of cheers from the audience as Holly Arrow releases the submission with the biggest smirk on her face. Holly gets helped up by the referee who holds her hand up in victory, thus acknowledging her as the winner.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOUR WINNER VIA SUBMISSION… AND QUALIFYING FOR THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAMBLE CONTENDERS MATCH AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION… HOOOOOLLYYYYYYYYYY AAAAAAROOOOOOWWWWW!!!!
Deadprez: WHAT A MATCH WE WERE ABLE TO WITNESS HERE TONIGHT! WHAT. A. MATCH!!!
Eve: Holly Arrow was able to knock off Lucas Johnson here tonight and qualify to the National Elite Championship Scramble Contenders Match in a match that certainly wasn’t even easy for her to win! What a victory for Holly Arrow!
Gavin Kirkland: And nothing to take from Lucas Johnson, either. This man came out here like a warrior and put on a fight Holly Arrow herself certainly did not expect him to be able to put on, but it was just Holly Arrow who proved to want this one more here tonight. Congratulations to Holly Arrow!
(As Holly Arrow is seen posing on the top rope celebrating her victory, Lucas Johnson is seen in the ring laid out in complete unconsciousness right after he tapped out, which is the last shot seen before Saturday Night Showdown fades to a commercial break.)
(Coming back from the commercial break, “WAR” by Grandson starts to play throughout the arena as Jake Smith walks out to a roar of cheers. He has the Cash In The Vault briefcase in hand as he raises it up getting more cheers. Jake makes his way to the ring.)
Deadprez: Jake Smith wanted some time, he has a lot on his mind and a few weeks ago we saw him make his intentions known, that he is looking for the opportune time to strike it rich and cash in the vault. But last week Impact and Kassidy Heart sent a message in the match between Jake and Harper Lee.
Eve: Of course, they did and ruined an incredible match that showed two of the absolute best in the business. Jake has a lot to prove, and we all know he wants to become the Answers World Champion, maybe his time is soon, he just needs to find the ideal time to do it.
Gavin Kirkland: Not if Impact and Kassidy Heart have anything to say about it!
(Jake high fives some fans before he slides into the ring with a mic in hand. He circles the ring for a moment before finally speaking….)
Jake Smith: Philippines! Your next Answers World Champion is HERE!
(The fans stand up and cheer.)
Jake Smith: I have had a lot on my mind lately, but one thing is certain that in my path is the opportunity to cash this in and become the Answers World Champion. There has been some stuff going on this season so far, The Haircare Kings broke up, I haven’t won in any of the big matches I was a part of from Territorial Invasion, Dead Men Tell No Tales to Justified Reckoning and Midsummer Massacre. Every time I somehow came up short, but I knew deep in my soul that I still had this.
(Jake Smith holds up the Cash in the Vault briefcase…..)
Jake Smith: Hurricane Hawk is gone, and we have seen a bunch of changes starting to come about lately and I am all for it. Kennedy Street I feel will be a no nonsense General Manager who will not stand for mutiny like Hawk did… but with that said, while I was not given the chance to be inside the Elimination Chamber considering I have the Cash in the Vault, I think everyone believes a structure like that would be the perfect time to cash in considering we saw it last Road To Redemption on the Voltage side. Thing is I will not telegraph my move; I will cash this in whenever I want but I am also not dumb. Impact is one of the best, a tough old bastard and he is resilient. But there is an x-factor that could prevent me from cashing in on him assuming he is still the Answers World Champion and that is Kassidy Heart.
(Just the sound of her name makes the crowd start to jeer.)
Jake Smith: That is why I need to neutralize that threat. I already have been in the ring with Kassidy, and she beat me, I get that. At some point though I need to make a stand. Kassidy cannot be a factor in my hunt to become the World Champion and that is no disrespect to the other five competitors that are in the Elimination Chamber, but this is my time now! And if I have to do it, then I will by any means necessary and that means to systematically take out every single obstacle in my path starting with …..
(Suddenly he is interrupted by ‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ by Beyoncé starts to play throughout the arena as the crowd erupts in boos. Kassidy walks out with mic in hand, she looks around the crowd and starts to laugh before making it to the ring.)
Deadprez: If you say her name, Kassidy Heart will appear and she makes no bones about it, she takes offense to Jake Smith even calling her out but after last week, I am sure she expected it!
Eve: She’s a bit…. You know, I am going to be professional here. Kassidy is one of the best even if she is toxic and poison.
Gavin Kirkland: She is a woman that can do whatever she wants when she wants and there is nothing that anyone can do about it.
(Kassidy grabs a mic and gets in the ring. She circles around Jake Smith some, looking very annoyed and at the same time quite perturbed.)
Kassidy Heart: I couldn’t help but realize there was a fly buzzing around me backstage and then it dawned on me, it was Jake Smith. Where do you get off coming out here and acting like you’re important? Jake, the only reason anyone even gives you the time of day right now is because of the Cash in the Vault. It is the ONLY reason anyone here even pays attention to you Jake. The difference between someone like you and someone like Impact and Myself, we are proven commodities. We are current, former, and future World Champions again. This has never changed, the landscape in the EAW still revolves around those that hold this company up with their own bare hands. Much as I hate to admit it, Elitists like Andre Walker, Minerva, Impact, Sienna Jade, The Prescription, Soul Food Sunday, and the young guns that hold championship belts, along with myself are the core of this company, you just always seem to find your way crawling in the kitchen like a cockroach when the lights come on.
(The fans boo as Jake stands there listening to Kassidy’s blistering comments.)
Kassidy Heart: You are the biggest disappointment in professional wrestling today and truth be told I would bet all my money that you will be the FIRST to fail the cash-in. You want to mention my name because why? What Impact and I did to you and Harper Lee last week? We were bored. Take that anyway you want Jake, but what you don’t seem to take a grip on is that you will NEVER be at our level. So, what is this all about Jake? I’m here. You feel like I’m the “x-factor” in being able to attain the Answers World Championship? Impact doesn’t need me and…..
(Jake interrupts though and cuts her off….)
Jake Smith: … no, but what I need is to eliminate every variable that exists which can get in my way of cashing this in. So, I talked to Kennedy Street, our General Manager and she granted me a one on one match against you at Road to Redemption!
(The crowd erupts in cheers as Kassidy looks away for a second before laughing some….)
Kassidy Heart: You and me at Road to Redemption? I had a feeling you would do that, so I went to Kennedy Street, and she told me you demanded this match, I accepted on one condition.
Jake Smith: What is that?
Kassidy Heart: I get to pick the stipulation.
(The crowd starts to boo as Jake nods and quickly answers her back.)
Jake Smith: Fine…. Name it!
Kassidy Heart: I’m tired of your bull [BLEEP] Jake. You are nothing more than a bug that needs to be swatted and in all fairness, Impact has done me right and I will return the favor. So, I’m going to make sure that you don’t cash in on Impact if you have any thoughts in doing so. Jake…. I’ll see you in a LAST PERSON STANDING MATCH!
(Jake’s eyes widen as Kassidy smirks, she then backs up as Jake looks at the Cash in the Vault briefcase taking his eyes off Kassidy when suddenly…..)
Deadprez: GO TO GAWD!!!!
Eve: NO! JAKE SMITH JUST SLAMMED THE BRIEFCASE IN THE HEAD OF KASSIDY AS SHE WAS CHARGING AT HIM! SHE IS STUNNED AND STARMAKER BY JAKE SMITH ON THE BRIEFCASE AND KASSIDY HEART IS OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: HE CUTTERED HER SO BAD HER HEELS FLEW OFF! KASSIDY HEART IS ON THE GROUND NOT MOVING FACE DOWN AS JAKE STARES DOWN AT HER!
(Jake looks at the fallen Kassidy Heart who lies there motionless, Jake has the mic in hand….)
Jake Smith: Who is the Last Person Standing NOW!
(He throws the mic as “WAR” by Grandson starts to play, Jake holds the briefcase up in the air as the fans cheer loudly. He gets out of the ring and starts to make his way to the back as Kassidy slowly starts to stir.)
Deadprez: STATEMENT MADE! JAKE SMITH AND KASSIDY HEART WILL BE WRESTLING IN LAST PERSON STANDING MATCH AND WE KNOW WHY! KASSIDY WILL ELIMINATE HIM AS A THREAT TO THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
Eve: Well… She is not the last person standing now!
Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith is going to pay for that, trust me but what a match we are going to have at Road to Redemption!
(Jake looks back and sees Kassidy slowly moving, he cracks a smirk and continues to the back as the camera fades to a commercial.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest has a twenty-minute time limit, and is a National Elite Championship Scramble Match Contenders Qualifier scheduled FOR!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
( ‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, and Dave Stewart play over the sound system of the place as the crowd welcomes Harper with a chorus of boos. She is smiling, but it’s obvious her confidence is not back as she makes her way toward the ring. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Charlotte, North Carolina! Weighing in at 118 pounds! She is the Woman Without Fear: HARPER LEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Deadprez: One would figure she would be radiating confidence heading into this match. Especially when it’s for a chance to become a contender for the National Elite Champion and she already has a spot inside the Extreme Elimination Chamber.
Gavin Kirkland: Having punched her ticket for Road to Redemption already, this could be a chance for her to perhaps become Harper-Two-Belts! Who knows, it could happen! Imagine the confidence booster!
Eve: Perhaps, but the road to get there will not be an easy one and it continues tonight!
( ‘Get Going’ by The Muddy Apes plays over the PA system as boos are once again resounding through the walls of the place as Komatsu makes his way to the ring with Lucas Johnson by his side. )
Gina Romano: ANNND HER OPPONENT! Accompanied to the ring by Lucas Johnson! From Tokyo, Japan! Weighing in at 258 pounds! He is The Oni Octopus: KOMATSU OGAWAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Following a loss against the new pairing of Xander Payne and Ryan Joseph Wilson, this is Komatsu’s chance to give his faction some credibility by entering the scrambles match!
Gavin Kirkland: He gave a good show against The Best In The World and the Architect, but he will need to do more if he wants to get one over the former Universal Woman’s Champion!
Eve: This is an opportunity for Komatsu to show us what he’s made of, will he make good on it? We’re about to find out!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Deadprez: AND HERE WE GO! This match is officially underway! Both opponents are looking at one other, the size difference between them quite huge but Harper never was the type to be intimidated by a taller and bigger opponent. She looks up at Komatsu with a glance that doesn’t show she’s into it at the moment.
Gavin Kirkland: Five feet two for Harper versus Komatsu’s six feet four and he looks down at her like she was prey, raising an arm and inviting her to try and grab it. SHE HOPS HOLDING ONTO HIS ARM IN A FUJIWARA ARMBAR POSITION AND HE FOLLOWS HER DOWN INTO A SNAP MARE SENDING HIM INTO A CORNER OF THE RING. He’s down to a knee looking at her surprised as she stands in the middle of the ring.
Eve: AND SHE CHARGES HIM throwing slaps and backhands at him in hasty succession as she tries to gain control of the match early on! AND KOMATSU SHOVES HER OFF WITH FORCE! She backs herself to the opposite corner as Ogawa charges like a mad bull! Boot to the face FOLLOWED WITH A HURRICANRANA BY HARPER! Ogawa rolls outside of the ring before moving to climb on the apron soon after.
Deadprez: Harper moves to meet him BUT GETS CAUGHT IN A GUILLOTINE CHOKE AFTER KOMATSU QUICKLY GRABBED HER HEAD AND DROPPED TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR! Harper falls on her back inside the ring, holding her neck and Komatsu quickly slides in moving to throw fists at her from a half guarded position. He picks her up, LARIAT ELBOW takes down Harper hard! He moves to help her up, but Irish whip into a corner reversed by Harper who rushes in with a knee to the stomach of Ogawa!
Gavin Kirkland: She goes to town on Komatsu with strikes and kicks body and head blows before getting shoved by the taller and heavier opponent once again! She goes for an oblique kick stopping him in his tracks as he moved her way AND HE CLOTHESLINES HER FROM ONE KNEE! Harper rolls and ends up quickly to her feet she charges with a SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Komatsu on his back, Harper lands an elbow drop followed with a leg!
Eve: She moves Ogawa up, trying for an atomic drop but Komatsu on the way down reverses this into a Japanese arm drag takedown! Harper is quickly back to her feet, aiming at Ogawa’s head with a roundhouse kick blocked by her opponent with his own shoulder! He goes for a few punches, whipping her into the ropes he goes for a big boot but she slides under him!
Deadprez: She trips Ogawa’s feet he stands on AND SHE TRANSITIONS TO AN ANKLE LOCK AS THE BIG MAN DROPS TO THE FLOOR!! WHAT A COUNTER BY HARPER BUT AGAIN SHE GETS SHOVED AWAY LIKE SHE WAS NOTHING BY OGAWA! This seems to annoy Harper who is looking a bit sluggish despite her attacks from earlier. Reminiscing a little bit of her last match.
Gavin Kirkland: She moves towards the man, not too confident yet again as Ogawa swings for a clothesline as he moves from the corner but Harper manages to duck to the side and throws a kick to the knee of the bigger man. He goes to a knee AND SHE THROWS A SUPERKICK! Down goes Ogawa who rolls under the ropes!
Deadprez: Harper on the offensive she needs to keep on the pressure if she wants to leave tonight with the victory. Ogawa is on the outside apron moving himself to a vertical base with Lucas trying to encourage him. What is Harper doing? She’s climbing the top rope SHES WALKING ON THE ROPE!! HOLY COW!!! A HURRICANRANA FROM THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE AND OGAWA IS PROJECTED INTO LUCAS JOHNSON TAKING HIM OUT AS WELL!!! WHAT OFFENSE BY THE CAPTAIN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t think no one saw that coming, especially Lucas! Harper quickly moved inside the ring before heading into the ropes, rushing towards her opponents AND A SUICIDE DIVE ONTO OGAWA SLAMMING HIM AGAINST THE BARRICADE!! Harper quickly rushes back inside the ring, is she going to repeat? Yes, she will! SUICIDE DIVE AGAIN ON KOMATSU!!! She hops back inside the ring, she’s calling for a third run! She runs, into the ropes, through them, AND FINISHING WITH A TORNADO DDT ON OGAWA!!!
Eve: He may very well be out cold and Lee seems to be giving him time to rest as she ponders what she might do next. Her reaction time is far slower than normal despite being in control at the moment as he grabs him by the head and rolls him inside the ring. She whips him but keeps his arm grabbed with a hand, ripcord bicycle kick takes down Ogawa. He gets up rather quickly but gets taken down with a step-up enzuigiri!
Deadprez: Ogawa retreats to a corner looking to rest a bit as Harper is looking down on him trying to get her confidence back, he looks surprised to see her in such a state when she’s in control. He gets up, moving in trying to take her into a snap mare takedown but she rolls away. Ogawa moves to her AND LANDS INTO A METEORA AFTER HARPER SLID BEHIND HIM!!
Gavin Kirkland: COVER BY HARPER!
Gavin Kirkland: AND A KICK OUT BY OGAWA SHOVING HARPER AWAY! She looks disappointed.
Eve: Komatsu gets up, drop toe hold from Harper gets the big man down but he moves to a knee quickly. SLING BLADE from Harper brings Ogawa to his back but he is getting up fairly quickly BUT HE IS TAKEN DOWN AGAIN WITH A REVERSE BULLDOG FROM HARPER BUT… It looked half-assed! There’s little energy from Harper this is getting shocking despite her being in control.
Deadprez: I think we never saw her in such a state as she lands a front dropkick to Ogawa who lands on his ass, she follows it with a rather slugging elbow smash! She goes to a corner, climbing on it’s top turnbuckle what does she have in mind?
Gavin Kirkland: MISSILE DROPKICK! Komatsu goes down as Harper is moving back to her feet. She moves close to him, RED SKULL HEADBUTT AS HE WAS GETTING VERTICAL! Oh! She’s reeling! She got too much into the strike as she holds her head. Ogawa notices and tries to capitalize as he gets to his feet TAKING HER DOWN WITH A BIG BOOT! Is this a turning of the tides for Komatsu Ogawa?
Eve: The big man of the Triangle of Terror goes to grab a hold of his opponent but she slips out of his grasp and rolls outside of the ring, trying to recover from the boot. Here comes Lucas looking to try and cause trouble but the official sees it and warns the man against any actions hence causing a disqualification for his partner!
Deadprez: Johnson raises his hands claiming innocence as he didn’t do anything, which is true at least for now and Harper is looking weary of an attack NOT NOTICING OGAWA WHO GOES BEHIND HER WITH A CLOTHESLINE!
Gavin Kirkland: Ogawa clubs her with a few closed fist strikes to her back before moving to whip her against the nearest post BUT SHE REVERSES IT AND HE ENDS UP KISSING STEAL!!! Quick thinking by Harper who is looking to regain the upper hand. She moves to Komatsu and moves for a side Russian leg sweep against the barricade surrounding the ring!
Eve: The official is calling for her to bring the action back inside the ring and she doesn’t waste much time to move the big man onto the apron following a quick round of Ogawa head bouncing against our announce table.
Deadprez: She ends up atop him, throwing punches most of them land as Ogawa doesn’t seem to be blocking much. She then gets up, descending back upon him with a leg near his neck. She rolls to her feet, and considering her options she moves to the nearest corner she seems to be taking her time looking at Komatsu making sure he doesn’t get up. She moves to the top, sizing up Ogawa SHE GOES FOR AN EBOW DROP AND IT LANDS! SHE HOOKS THE LEGS FOR A COVER!
Deadprez: And Ogawa kicks out! This seems to annoy Harper who proceeds to get up and throws a stomp at the shoulders of Ogawa. He retreats into a corner and she proceeds to stomp a mudhole in him with intention of walking it dry! She goes to the opposite corner before running to Ogawa CHARGING WITH A HIGH KNEE SQUARE ON HIS JAW!
Gavin Kirkland: She then hops on the middle ropes standing over Ogawa as she grabs his hair she begins to throw fists at him! Some of the crowd is booing but others are counting!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!! FOUR!!!! FIVE!!!!! SIX!!!!!! SEVEN!!!!!!! EIGHT!!!!!!!! NINE!!!!!!!!! TEN!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: OGAWA GRABS AT HARPER DESPITE HAVING BEEN CLOCKED TEN TIMES AND WOBBLES HIS WAY TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! HE’S SETTING HER UP FOR A POWERBOMB DESPITE SHE KEEPS STRIKING AT HIS HEAD!! HE DROPS HER! BUT SHE GOES UNDER HIM! HE FLIPS! SUN…SET… FLIIIIIIPPP!!! HOLY COW!!!!! COVER BY HARPER!!
Eve: Do you believe it, folks? OGAWA KICKED OUT! Harper doesn’t believe it either!
Deadprez: Harper is gathering steam with her current streak of offense and managing to counter the attempts of Komatsu to gain the upper hand! She gets him up and whips Ogawa into the ropes, she goes to bounce on the opposite ones BUT OGAWA SURPRISES HER WITH A SPRINGBOARD EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! That seems to have surprised Harper as well as stunned her. She’s down to a knee now, getting back up and Komatsu spins and connects with a back elbow smash! Down goes Harper!!
Gavin Kirkland: He grabs her by the hair and smacks her with a straight right hand, a stiff looking one before moving her to a corner through an Irish Whip. Knife-edge chop just below her throat! And another! The smacks are heard loudly across the arena and already we see Lee’s chest getting a pink shade just under her neck.
Eve: Ogawa goes to the second rope, is he going to imitate Harper’s ten strikes against him? No, he hops off BUT HE DRIVES AN ELBOW RIGHT TO HER FACE AND GOES IT AGAIN AND ANOTHER TIME AND ONE MORE! He runs to the opposite corner and quickly turns going back to Harper with a running knee lift to her stomach!
Deadprez: Grabbing the second rope he rams his shoulders into Harper’s gut a few times they seem to find their mark hard and Ogawa keeps going until the officer tells him to step away. He grabs her by the hair, manoeuvering her to the center of the ring before taking her down with a ripcord lariat! He calls it Irish Coffee. A HEADBUTT to Harper as she gets to her feet gets her stepping backward into the ropes AND SHE GOES OVER THEM FOLLOWING A CLOTHESLINE FROM OGAWA!!
Gavin Kirkland: Harper is moving to her knees and Ogawa is moving behind her grabbing her by the neck and SWINGING HER AGAINST THE BARRICADE NEAR THE TIME KEEPER!! He takes a few steps back, leaning forward he dashes and RAMS A KNEE AGAINST HER CHEST!!! She is trying to get to her feet by grabbing onto the top of the barricade as Lucas is encouraging her partner not far away. Komatsu moves to the apron rolling inside then back out to interrupt the referee count before quickly running to Harper WHO FLIPS HIM OVER THE RAILING AND INTO THE CROWD!!!
Eve: This is some reprieve Harper will gladly take as she manages to get to her feet but is looking tired and in pain. She turns around to look toward Ogawa WHO LEAPS OVER THE BARRICADE AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE!!
Deadprez: He picks up Harper and goes for On The Rocks! The vertical suplex double knee backbreaker drops Lee on the floor looking down on her as if she was nothing. This can only mean trouble for Harper if she doesn’t find a way to get back into the game.
Gavin Kirkland: The official is ordering Ogawa to bring things back in the ring and he does so, pushing Harper inside the ring after whipping her against the apron and he sets her up for a snap powerbombs that smashes Harper’s back to the mat with force from an elevated position! He moves to her legs wait he’s GOING FOR THE FINGER-FOUR LEGLOCK!!!
Eve: KOMATSU OGAWA IS LOOKING TO END HARPER’S WIN CHANCES THROUGH A SUBMISSION MANOEUVER AND HE APPLIES IT!!! HARPER IS FLAILING HER ARMS AROUND TRYING TO GET TO THE ROPES AND SHE’S ACTUALLY QUITE CLOSE! OGAWA PUTS A STEP FORWARD WANTING TO DRAG HER TO THE CENTER OF THE RING BUT SHE HAS A HOLD OF THE BOTTOM ROPE!!
Deadprez: It’s a good thing too because who knows if she would’ve been able to power her way to the ropes again considering the size difference between her and Ogawa. He picks her up, hoisting her up, AND DRIVES HER TO THE MAN WITH A POWERBOMB! HE LIFTS HER UP AGAIN FOR A SECOND ONE AND THEN A THIRD!! HE GOES FOR THE PIN FOLLOWING ONE MORE OVER THE KNEE!
Deadprez: HARPER LIFTED HER SHOULDER UP!! How did she manage that following three powerbombs and a fourth turned into a backbreaker? Even Ogawa doesn’t believe it, wide-eyed looking at the official who confirms the two count!
Gavin Kirkland: He needs to get over this if he wants to have a shot at winning. Because despite a sluggish state of mind, Harper is as tough as they come and her survival instincts and desire to win will shine through regardless. Ogawa looks down on Harper, grunting before moving her upward AND SWINGS HER EASILY WITH A DEADLIFT BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX!
Eve: He then goes to a corner, waiting for her but smacking his feet on the ground, he’s calling for a superkick as Harper is slowly getting up to her feet. Ogawa is itching to charge and connect his boot to her face and he goes for it! THE SUPERKICK MISSES! BUT HE NAILS HER WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK RIGHT AFTER! Quick thinking by Komatsu keeping Harper from turning the tables on him!
Eve: Well folks we have to get to a commercial break now, who is going to win this bout? Will Harper Lee be the one to punch her ticket to the Scrambles Match? Or will Donovan Duke have Komatsu Ogawa to deal with? The answer to that and more right after this!
( A commercial plays promoting Road to Redemption and some of the names are already official for each brand’s Elimination Chamber matches! Don’t miss this incredible Tri-Branded Free-Per-View as it comes to you LIVE from the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China on December 10th and 11th ONLY on Disney+! This event is brought to you by EAW 2K22 on sale now! )
Eve: And we are back folks! We thank you for having us as part of your Saturday night’s entertainment! For those who just joined we are in the middle of a Qualifiers match to determine the number one contender for Donovan Duke’s National Elite Championship between Harper Lee and Komatsu Ogawa!
Deadprez: Ogawa has managed to maintain control of the match through the commercial break. Komatsu goes for the hook kick that keeps Harper docile and then grabs her by the waist AND SENDS HER FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX! He kept his hold on her, helping her up, AND GOES FOR A SECOND GERMAN! HE DIDN’T LET GO OF HER AND HE THROWS HER OVER HIS HEAD WITH A THIRD GERMAN SUPLEX THIS TIME RELEASING HER! HE GOES FOR A COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: HARPER KICKED OUT!! This seems to greatly annoy Ogawa who felt he had the win and he goes for a grounded crucifix pin!
Gavin Kirkland: Harper denies him victory yet again!
Eve: He is growing more irritated, perhaps a little desperate as he moves to his knees and looks down at Harper pondering what he might do next to try and take her away. Or perhaps inflict more pain to make sure she regrets resisting him this way. He goes for a double-rolling fisherman suplex followed by a sit-out SPINEBUSTER!! He picks her up, a few punches for good measure before bringing her with him near a corner. He holds her by the head AND GOES FOR A SLINGSHOT DDT THAT CONNECTS!! COVER!!
Eve: AND HARPER KICKS OUT YET AGAIN!!!
Deadprez: Ogawa is smacking the mat in frustration as he goes for yet another powerbomb BUT HARPER SLIPS BEHIND HIM! He turns BUT HE ENDS UP OVER HER SHOULDERS!! HOLY CRAP SHE HAS OGAWA IN THE RAGNAROK OLYMPIC SLAM AND SHE LANDS HIM DOWN PERFECTLY!!! WHAT A DISPLAY OF POWER BY HARPER WHO GOES FOR A COVER!!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh damn it look at the apron! Lucas Johnson is distracting the referee ordering him to get away and Harper doesn’t look happy at all! SHE NAILS JOHNSON WITH DRAGON FIST!!! THE RIGHT HOOK SENDS LUCAS FALLING DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR!!!!!
Deadprez: AND OGAWA FROM BEHIND HARPER CLOCKS HER TO THE BACK OF THE NECK WITH A CLOTHESLINE BEFORE MOVING HER UP QUICKLY!! HE SETS HER UP FOR THE IRISH CAR BOMB!! THE OVER-THE-SHOULDER REVERSE PILEDRIVER!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT HARPER WIGGLES AND KICKS IN THE AIR!! DESPERATELY TRYING TO DESTABILIZE OGAWA! A KNEE LANDS ATOP OF HIS HEAD AND SHE SLIPS BEHIND HIM! HE TURNS AROUND AND GETS A KICK TO THE GUT AND-
Eve: THE HOUSE OF BALLOONS CONNECT!!! THE BACKSTABBER IS APPLIED AND OGAWA GETS PLANTED!! HARPER CRUMBLES ATOP OF KOMATSU! WILL THAT BE ENOUGH A COVER TO GRANT HER THE WIN??
Deadprez: IT DOES!!!
( DING! DING!! DING!!! )
( ‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, and Dave Stewart play over the sound system of the place as Harper gets off of her opponent with a pained grin on her face. As she gets to her feet the official raises her arm to signal her as the victor. )
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen the winner of this match and qualifying for the National Elite Scrambles Match: HARPER LEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: A great display from The Captain who is rewarded with a ticket for the National Elite Scrambles’ match at Road to Redemption!
Deadprez: Well-earned win by Harper who had to compose with stiff opposition this week! Ogawa didn’t give it easy to her, he tried his best but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to secure a win for himself.
Eve: We wish him the best for the future, but tonight the victor is none other than the Woman Without Fear! Congratulations Harper Lee.
( The final shot is of Harper Lee looking back towards the ring, an arm raised in the air with a wide smile on her face before making a title motion at her waist before the camera transitions elsewhere.)
(The scene transitions backstage where Kennedy Street is sitting at her desk. There is a nail specialists there giving her a pedicure while she sips on some sparkling water. Heidi Huxley is off to the distance as she is speaking on the phone with Disney executives. Kennedy turns her attention to the camera.)
Kennedy Street: It has only been a few weeks since taking over and what a few weeks it has been honey. The positive reaction to the Sexy Flawless GM has been nothing short of resounding to say the least, but of course there is always going to be a few problem children and a couple of bad apples in the bunch. That is expected when running a brand like Showdown especially after the mutiny we saw while Hurricane Hawk was in charge. Now last week, simply stating that your General Manager was going to sit back and watch all of the roster choose their own adventure. Well, here we are.
(Kennedy chuckles a little before she continues to speak.)
Kennedy Street: As everyone saw yesterday I decided to have some breaking news, to be fair, Kennie is compulsive at times and doesn’t like waiting to bring down my rulings, get used to it honey because I am very active on Social Media and whenever there is something that needs to be said, it will be said and not wait for anything else to happen until I do. First and foremost, there is Lila Vandran. Last week I stated that if she lost her match this week, she would be fired, that is what happened BUT…. Kennie was impressed with her promotional video this week and finally showed some fight after what? Two or three months of silence? Oh, I want her to sit at home and think about her career and maybe one day she can come back.
(Sitting up, Kennedy glares into the camera.)
Kennedy Street: As we all saw, there was a need to hand out a few punishments. One thing that Kennedy Street doesn’t tolerate is insubordination. It seems like since I didn’t wrestle for the EAW that some of you have forgotten that I wrestled in this business for 15 years straight out of high school. My family was bred and born for this business following in the footsteps of my brother, older sister, and cousins. The Street family was an institution in this business and if any of you don’t think I know how the game works, you are all wrong. Kennie was the girl that rebelled against management. Kennie had to break so many stereotypes when starting in this business because I was too pretty and should have been a model instead of a wrestler. The women who paved the way for so many others today, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would become that, but here we are. Your Sexy Flawless GM is not the villain here, I want nothing more than to give back to the business that gave me so much in return.
(Brushing her hair back, she looks over at Heidi Huxley who is off the phone now.)
Heidi Huxley: This is why you were the perfect pick for the job, Kennedy.
Kennedy Street: Thank you honey. See, we have already seen the unfortunate repercussions when the Elitists feel they are above the law. You are NOT bigger than the EAW or Showdown. Adam Lucas and Donovan Duke had a perfect opportunity to win some gold and they have been nothing less than disgraceful with it. Personally, there isn’t a care in the world what hill Adam and Donovan want to die on, but this is my hill, and nobody is going to control that. If they want to be cowboys, then by all means but Elitists don’t take weeks off and decide what matches they are going to wrestle because it is an inconvenience to them. I have wrestled my sister, brother, cousins, brother in law, and friends and Kennie still went out there and had the match of her life. Look at Dr. Bethany Blue and Sheridan Müller and their match at Wicked Games. So, if they are going pick and choose their battles? Then I will do it for them. Donovan Duke and Adam Lucas will start the Chamber and go the distance in order to be the Answers World Champion. I already made the ruling on Alex Myers and Jack Ripley. But what about Impact and Kassidy Heart? Considering they had a hand in changing the culture of Showdown, the two will get a pass. I’m a very fair woman that believes everyone has an opportunity to succeed, from the very top to the very bottom. I will say this in closing though as I feel like it has to be mentioned, honey.
(Tilting her head, Kennedy smiles….)
Kennedy Street: Look at what Adam Lucas and Donovan Duke have done this week and use it as a template of what not to do. No one is saying not to fight for what you believe in. That is never in question, but as a member of the EAW roster, you are CONTRACTED to wrestle matches even if it is against people you love. It is all about competition! Enjoy the main event.
(Kennedy winks, turning to Heidi who smiles, proud of the choice she made as General Manager as the camera fades to ringside for the Main Event and final match of the night.)
(The camera cuts back to the ring where Gina Romano is standing in the center of the ring, ready to start the ring introductions for the main event of tonight’s show.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen! The following contest is our MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! It has a 30 MINUTE TIME LIMIT and it is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“M3tamorphosis” by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi starts to play as the Answers World Champion Impact enters the arena to overwhelming boos from the crowd. Following slowly behind is Kassidy Heart, who is walking a little more gingerly after what happened earlier tonight with Jake Smith. They both have scowls on their face as they head to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Being accompanied by “The Mauler” Kassidy Heart. From Seattle, Washington. Weighing in at 221 Pounds. Here is the EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION, “THE QUINTESSENTIAL CHAMPION” IMPACT!
Deadprez: Here comes the champ! #10Reignz himself making his way to the ring with his partner in crime, Kassidy Heart, who is walking a little slower thanks to Jake Smith earlier tonight. If she wasn’t in a bad mood before, she’s certainly in one now.
Eve: Impact’s mood probably isn’t any better. In a few weeks, he will have to defend his Answers World Championship against five other challengers. Impact has dominated Showdown ever since winning back at Pain for Pride and he just got even more dominant when he and Kass joined forces and that has led to the removal of Hurricane Hawk from Showdown.
Gavin Kirkland: That’s at Road to Redemption, but tonight we will get a small taste of the Elimination Chamber as Impact goes one one one with one of his five challengers.
(Impact enters the ring as Kassidy takes her place at ringside. Impact takes his corner as his entrance music fades away. Seconds later, Gina brings the microphone back up to start the next introduction.)
Gina Romano: Introducing his opponent! Weighing in at-
Off-Camera Voice: No.
(The crowd boos as Ryan Wilson’s Promotional Director is making her way to the stage area with a calm, cold, and collected demeanor, dressed in a sharp-looking business outfit. She has her own microphone in hand as she stands on the stage just below the big screen. )
Demi Knorr: Thank you Ms. Romano, I will handle things from here. Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Miss Demi Knorr! And as the Promotional Director for the man about to be introduced, I feel it is my duty to do it rather than the usual way. He is accompanied to the ring tonight by the self-professed “Best Wrestler in the World”, Xander Payne. Now, introducing from Montréal, Québec, Canada! Weighing in at 220 pounds! He is the Architect! RYAN… JOSEPH… WILSON!!!
( “The Only Thing They Fear Is YOU” by Mick Gordon plays over the sound system of the arena as for former New Breed Champion makes his way to the ring moving past the newest member of his Extended Universe giving her a thankful nod before giving his full focus to the ring. )
Eve: Gotta love when Miss Demi Knorr makes her appearance to announce Ryan Joseph Wilson to the ring. Since when did he start with the three name thing? Who does he think he is? Mary Tyler Moore or something? Anyways, Ryan does have a huge match coming up in just a few moments.
Gavin Kirkland: With Xander Payne by his side, this match could easily turn in Ryan’s favor. Can you imagine getting a victory over the Answers World Champion before he defends his title against you. What momentum that would be for Ryan.
Deadprez: But Ryan needs to keep his mind on the match and be careful. Impact can pull out a dirty trick at any time. Impact isn’t a four time Answers World Champion and a ten time World Champion for nothing. He knows all the tricks, but Ryan has a sly attitude that could give him the edge. Who will come out victorious? We are about to find out.
(Ryan enters the ring as Xander takes his place at ringside. Ryan glares over at Impact as he takes his corner and his entrance music goes off. The referee takes a second to check both competitors before calling for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: Here we go! Main event is underway. Impact and Ryan Joseph Wilson one on one to see who will get a little one up going into Road to Redemption. The two men lock up in the center of the ring. Size wize, these two are evenly matched so it will be interesting to see who will take the advantage early on in this match.
Eve: They might be evenly sized, but style wise, they are two opposites. Both are technical wrestlers, but Impact has the power game while Ryan has a more high flying type of style. Right now, they are in a stalemate with the lockup. When one powers forward, the other powers back to return to square one. Neither one able to take control–
Gavin Kirkland: YOU SPOKE TOO SOON! IMPACT WITH A KICK TO THE GUT DOUBLES RYAN OVER! Impact with a forearm to the back and Ryan is on his knees. Impact with another forearm and Ryan is down on the mat. Impact now taking the chance to deliver boots to Ryan’s back.
Deadprez: Impact has no issue taking a shortcut if it involves getting him the leg up on an opponent. That’s part of his arsenal and this is why we said that Ryan needs to be careful. Too many of those and Ryan will be done for. Ryan doing whatever he can to get away from Impact as he rolls over to the ropes.
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan gets a breakaway from Impact, BUT NOT FOR LONG! Impact grabs a handful of hair AND IMPACT BRINGS RYAN BACK IN THE RING THE HARD WAY! Ryan with an ugly landing. Impact follows up WITH A SOCCER PUNT RIGHT TO THE SPINE! WHAT A SHOT THERE BY IMPACT!
Eve: Ryan holding his lower back in pain after that kick to the back, BUT IMPACT FOLLOWS UP AGAIN WITH AN ELBOW DROP ACROSS THE CHEST! Powerful move by the Answers World Champion as he pulls Ryan back AND DROPS ANOTHER ELBOW ACROSS THE CHEST! Impact not leaving anything to chance tonight.
Deadprez: Impact has had control since the very beginning of this match and if he has his way, it will never leave his possession. Now he brings Ryan back to his feet by the hair, which the referee is still admonishing him about, and he whips Ryan to the corner.
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan lands hard as Impact comes in for an attack, BUT RYAN FIRES OFF A BACK ELBOW RIGHT IN IMPACT’S FACE! Impact staggered back as Ryan climbs up to the second rope. Impact runs back to Ryan AND RYAN JUMPS OFF THE SECOND ROPE GOING FOR A SUNSET FLIP–
Eve: IMPACT HELD ONTO RYAN’S LEGS BEFORE RYAN COULD COMPLETE THE SUNSET FLIP! Ryan trying to get free as Impact walks back to the center of the ring BEFORE PLANTING RYAN TO THE MAT WITH AN ALABAMA SLAM! Ryan snapped hard against the canvas as Impact goes into the first cover of the match!
Deadprez: RYAN KICKS OUT AT TWO! With the force that Impact slammed Ryan with that move, Impact could have won the match right there. But as always, we still have a way to go before this match is over.
(The camera cuts to Kassidy Heart cheering Impact on but resting against the ring apron.)
Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy Heart still cheering Impact on from ringside, but she is still looking a little worse for wear after getting the crap beat out of her earlier tonight by the hands of Jake Smith. But it will take more than that to stop Kass from getting a chance to watch Impact beat somebody down.
Deadprez: She no doubt likes what she sees right now watching Ryan Wilson get beat up. Impact once again brings Ryan to his feet and looks to whip Ryan to the ropes, BUT IMPACT PULLS HIM BACK AND CLOTHESLINES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT. That clothesline caught Ryan right on the throat.
Gavin Kirkland: BUT IMPACT STILL HAS HOLD OF RYAN’S WRIST AND IMPACT JUST YANKS HIM BACK TO HIS FEET THE HARD WAY! Impact once again whips him to the corner and follows closely behind AND JUST SQUASHES HIM WITH A SPLASH IN THE TURNBUCKLES!
Eve: Ryan looked to be staggering out of the corner, but Impact shoves Ryan back into the corner and climbs up the second turnbuckle before he just starts throwing fist after fist into Ryan’s skull. Even though they don’t like Impact, the crowd always enjoys the ten punches in the corner.
(ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NI–)
Deadprez: Made apparent by the crowd counting along with the punches, Impact almost got to ten, but Ryan grabs Impact’s legs and walks them both away from the corner. Nice show of strength by Ryan Wilson as he walks Impact over to the ropes. Ryan falls back AND IMPACT DROPPED THROAT FIRST ACROSS THE TOP ROPE!
Eve: WHAT A HANGMAN BY RYAN WILSON! Impact lands hand and he gets flung back and right into the waiting arms of Ryan Wilson who grabs him by the back of the head and takes him down with a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Ryan floats over into the cover, but Impact throws his shoulder up before a count can even be started.
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan pushes Impact onto his stomach AND RYAN JUST THROWS ELBOW AFTER ELBOW IN THE BACK OF IMPACT’S NECK! GROUND AND POUND ATTACK BY RYAN WILSON! Ryan is trying to weaken Impact in any way he can to get the advantage in this match. Knowing how Ryan Wilson works, he will try any method he can to try to get the victory tonight.
Deadprez: Ryan is relentless at the moment as he brings Impact to his feet and whips him to the ropes. Impact rebounds and RYAN TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A NICE HIP TOSS! Impact is back to his feet AND RYAN TAKES HIM BACK DOWN TO THE MAT WITH AN ARM DRAG AND RYAN IS NOW WRENCHING ON IMPACT’S ARM!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan has hold of Impact’s arm as he contorts it at an awkward angle. Impact trying to get back to his feet and out of the hold. It looks like he is doing that and using sheer power to get back up. The power works to his advantage as Impact is now back to his feet AND THROWS A WICKED RIGHT HAND IN RYAN’S FACE!
Eve: Ryan lets the arm go and gets knocked back after the shot from Impact. Ryan is on the ropes and Impact goes to clothesline Ryan out of the ring BUT RYAN DUCKS AND RYAN BACK DROPS IMPACT OVER THE TOP ROPE AND RIGHT TO THE ARENA FLOOR! IMPACT ALMOST LANDED ON HIS HEAD OUT ON THE FLOOR!
Deadprez: Now Ryan has the Answers World Champion in prone position as Ryan hits the opposite side ropes before rebounding AND DIVING THROUGH THE ROPES AND TAKING IMPACT DOWN WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! DANGEROUS MANEUVER BY WILSON BUT IT PAID OFF HANDSOMELY! IMPACT SENT BACK DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR IN A HEAP!
Gavin Kirkland: As you can see at ringside, the roles have reversed. Xander Payne is the one cheering and Kassidy is being left a little concerned. But not too concerned because she knows that Impact can take a lot of punishment before she needs to get really worried. We also see that both Xander and Kassidy are keeping their distance in this match.
Eve: That’s because they both know that if they want to win this match, they really can’t interfere without it turning into a giant disaster. Might be the smartest strategy for both of them as Ryan brings Impact to his feet. Ryan grabs onto Impact like a football tackling dummy and SENDS HIM SPINE FIRST INTO THE EDGE OF THE RING!
Deadprez: RYAN STILL HAS A HOLD OF IMPACT AND FINISHES UP BY BACK DROPPING IMPACT ONTO THE FLOOR! Impact’s back taking a pounding in this match as Ryan brings Impact back to his feet and SMASHES HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE RING BEFORE ROLLING HIM BACK INTO THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan now stands on the ring apron and looks in the ring at Impact before springboarding up to the top rope AND JUMPING DOWN AND CATCHING IMPACT WITH THE SPRINGBOARD LEG DROP! RIGHT ACROSS THE THROAT AS RYAN GOES INTO THE COVER!
Eve: IMPACT KICKS OUT WITH AUTHORITY AT TWO! This match continues! Neither competitor in this match will ever be considered the most popular, but they are both very tenacious in the ring. Ryan still has the advantage as he rolls Impact onto his back and grabs Impact’s legs. Now Ryan walks him over to the corner.
Gavin Kirkland: That looks more like dragging, but I get what you mean. Ryan has Impact right where he wants him before falling back. RYAN WITH A SLINGSHOT SENDING IMPACT FLYING FACE FIRST RIGHT INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE. Impact with a ugly landing as steps backwards into a waiting Ryan Wilson.
Deadprez: Ryan wraps his arm around Impact’s leg. RYAN LOOKING FOR A SCHOOLBOY ROLLUP, BUT IMPACT KEEPS HIS BALANCE! Not only does he stay up, he manages to turn around and stand above Ryan who can’t get free before he lifts his boot up.
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GAWD! IMPACT JUST KICKED RYAN WILSON RIGHT IN THE MOUTH! THAT COULD HAVE BROKEN RYAN’S JAW OR AT LEAST KNOCKED A FEW TEETH OUT! THAT WAS A STRAIGHT AND BLATANT BOOT RIGHT TO THE MOUTH! THE REFEREE IS RIGHT THERE CHECKING ON RYAN TO SEE IF ANYTHING MAJOR HAPPENED!
Deadprez: Impact has no issue playing for keeps whenever he steps in the ring and I guess if Ryan has lost any teeth, there’s his prize. The referee is back up and we can see that Ryan has no missing teeth or a broken jaw. Ryan should consider himself lucky right there.
Eve: Actually, Prez, he didn’t get out of that completely unscathed as it looks like Ryan might be bleeding a little from the mouth. It’s nothing major as the referee is letting this match continue. Impact has enough time holding back and he pulls Ryan up by the hair AND JUST SLAPS HIM ACROSS THE FACE!
Gavin Kirkland: Utter disrespect being shown to Ryan by Impact as he still has a grip on Ryan’s hair as he brings Ryan back to his feet AND CHOPS HIM RIGHT ACROSS THE CHEST! GOOD GRIEF! I THINK IMPACT HAS SOME OF THE HARDEST CHOPS IN THE BUSINESS! Ryan’s eyes went wide after that first chop.
Deadprez: Ryan doesn’t get a chance to soak in that first chop as Impact shoves Ryan back into the corner AND DELIVERS ANOTHER KNIFE EDGE CHOP ACROSS RYAN’S CHEST! RYAN’S CHEST IS ABOUT AS RED AS HIS HAIR RIGHT NOW! Impact with a facelock as he lifts Ryan up and sits him on the top turnbuckle.
Eve: Impact quickly follows by climbing up to the second rope. Impact with another facelock and now Impact is looking to take Ryan down with a superplex, BUT RYAN IS BLOCKING IT! Impact fires a couple of left hands to Ryan’s face before climbing up to the top turnbuckle now.
Gavin Kirkland: Impact reapplies the facelock and once again attempts the superplex. Impact is trying to lift him up BY RYAN IS STILL TRYING TO BLOCK IT! NOW WE HAVE A FOREARM BATTLE ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! RYAN AND IMPACT FIRING SHOT AFTER SHOT TO GET THE UPPER HAND ON THE OTHER—
Eve: RYAN WILSON WITH A NICE RIGHT HAND THAT GOT IMPACT OFF BALANCE! RYAN WITH A GOOD SHOVE AND IMPACT GOES RIGHT OFF THE TURNBUCKLES AND CRASHING BACK DOWN TO THE MAT! Both Ryan and Impact have had some very ugly landings in this match so give them both some credit for being able to get back up.
Deadprez: Ryan still on the top turnbuckle and gets his wits about him long enough to get himself standing on the turnbuckle. Ryan is still a little woozy, but he finds his footing on the top turnbuckle. Impact is still down after the ugly landing as Ryan makes sure he is good to fly.
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN JUMPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND LANDS ON IMPACT WITH A PICTURE PERFECT FROG SPLASH! HE HIT THE SPLASH RIGHT ON THE MONEY! RYAN HOLDS HIS MOUTH FOR A SECOND AFTER THAT BOOT FROM EARLIER BEFORE HE LOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER! DOES WILSON HAVE THE MATCH HERE?
Eve: IMPACT GETS HIS SHOULDER UP BEFORE THE THREE COUNT! The determination being shown here tonight by both competitors. They both want this win so badly that they are willing to put it all on the line here tonight and that is before the title is even on the line.
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson knows that he can’t let his temper get the better of him because it has cost him more than once. He needs to keep a cool head in this environment and that’s exactly what he’s doing as he grabs Impact’s legs yet again.
Gavin Kirkland: Instead of the slingshot, RYAN TURNS IMPACT OVER AND HAS HIM IN THE LE CRAB DU QUEBEC! THAT’S RYAN’S VERSION OF THE BOSTON CRAB! A SUBMISSION MANEUVER APPLIED ON THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! IMPACT IMMEDIATELY TRIES TO REACH FOR THE ROPES–
Deadprez: RYAN QUICKLY PULLS IMPACT RIGHT INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING! IMPACT HAS A LONG WAY TO GO TO REACH THE ROPES NOW! Effective strategy by Ryan Wilson. Impact has taken some back damage in this match and Ryan wants to amplify it in any way he can.
Eve: Impact trying to find a way to get out of it because the last thing he wants to do is tap out and give up a match. Impact hates the idea of losing by submission. I can’t remember the last time Impact tapped out… if ever!
Gavin Kirkland: The referee is asking Impact if he wants to give it up. Impact is giving the referee the dirtiest glare he can while Kassidy is calling the referee a stupid idiot from ringside. Thank you for your commentary, Kass. It’s always appreciated.
Deadprez: Ryan has the submission in tight but IMPACT IS CRAWLING TO THE ROPES! HE IS SCRATCHING AND CLAWING TRYING TO DO WHATEVER HE CAN TO GET FREE AND BREAK THE HOLD! RYAN TRYING TO PULL HIM BACK, BUT THE POWER ADVANTAGE OF IMPACT ON DISPLAY RIGHT NOW!
Eve: Impact is pulling Ryan over to the ropes. Slowly but surely, Impact is about to make it to the ropes. Impact is about an inch away from a rope break. Ryan is fighting it, but Impact is almost there. Can. He. Reach. It?
Gavin Kirkland: HE GOT TO THE ROPES! IMPACT MADE IT TO THE ROPES AND RYAN MUST LET THE BOSTON CRAB GO! BUT HE HASN’T YET! THE REFEREE IS TELLING RYAN TO LET IT GO BEFORE THEY START THE COUNT!
(ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI-)
Deadprez: Ryan finally lets the Boston Crab go on four or he would have been disqualified on five. Ryan has a smirk on his face knowing that he has the advantage of the Answers World Champion and could easily pick up a victory over the champion before Road to Redemption.
Eve: Ryan Wilson brings Impact back to his feet and whips him to the corner. Ryan runs towards the same corner, BUT A SPINNING WHEEL KICK OUT OF NOWHERE BY IMPACT CATCHES RYAN IN THE FACE AND TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! RYAN WITH ANOTHER FOOT TO THE FACE!
Deadprez: Ryan is on dream street right now as Impact brings Ryan back to his feet but not before Impact puts on a full nelson to Ryan before lifting him up AND PLANTING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! THAT WAS THE HAIL MARY BY IMPACT! WILL THE HAIL MARY PLAY BE ENOUGH TO FINISH THE MATCH?
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN GOT HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE RIGHT BEFORE THE REFEREE COUNTED THREE! REFEREE WAS IN PERFECT POSITION TO SEE THE ROPE BREAK AND STOP THE COUNT! THIS MATCH CONTINUES!
Deadprez: Impact is even in a little bit of shock after that one, but remember. The longer a match goes, the more Impact is ok with it because he gets to cause more pain and agony to his opponent and now the one called Ryan Joseph Wilson will be the next victim.
Eve: That’s exactly what Impact has in mind as he brings Ryan to his feet and whips him to the ropes. Ryan rebounds and ducks the impending clothesline before he handsprings off the ropes and wraps his legs around Impact’s neck–
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN GETS SOME MOMENTUM GOING BEFORE TAKING IMPACT FOR A RIDE WITH A HEADSCISSOR TAKEDOWN! Impact back to his feet before he gets doubled over by the Ryan Wilson boot as Ryan takes him up in the air and over with a vertical suplex.
Eve: Now Ryan backs up and waits for Impact to get back up enough to set up for what could be the finishing move of the match. Impact is on his knees AND RYAN RUNS FULL SPEED LOOKING FOR THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE–
Deadprez: IMPACT AVOIDED IT AT THE LAST SECOND! Ryan uses that knee strike to set up for his Superman Punch 2.0 maneuver, Impact ducked out of the way and makes it back to his feet. Ryan runs to Impact again looking for a clothesline–
Gavin Kirkland: Impact ducks the clothesline while Ryan hits the ropes. Ryan rebounds AND IMPACT JUMPS IN THE AIR! IMPACT WITH HIS LEGS AROUND RYAN’S NECK
Eve: IMPACT LOOKING FOR THE TURNING TIDES FRANKENSTEINER, BUT RYAN HOLDS HIS GROUND LONG ENOUGH TO COUNTER WITH A POWERBOMB! GREAT COUNTER BY RYAN AS HE STACKS IMPACT UP FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: IMPACT ROLLS THROUGH RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE COUNT! OHHH THAT WAS SO CLOSE! Impact was a second away from costing himself the match with that counter by Ryan Wilson. Impact is still down after landing hard on the back of his neck from the powerbomb.
Gavin Kirkland: Right now, Ryan doesn’t give Impact a second to get a breather and rest as he once again grabs Impact’s by the legs. Ryan is looking for another submission, but this time Ryan is trying to set up for the Sharpshooter.
Eve: That’s one of Ryan’s go to submission maneuvers. If Ryan gets it applied, it’s all but over for Impact. BUT IMPACT IS FIGHTING IT! RYAN IS TRYING TO STEP THROUGH AND GET IMPACT TURNED OVER, BUT IMPACT GRABS RYAN AND COUNTERS INTO AN INSIDE CRADLE!
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN KICKED OUT! HE KICKED OUT BUT IMPACT ABOUT STOLE THE MATCH RIGHT THERE WITH THAT INSIDE CRADLE! THAT WAS SO CLOSE! Impact was very close to winning the match right there with that sneak attack.
Deadprez: It certainly was a close call but Ryan is ready to get back on track in the hopes of finishing this match once and for all. Ryan was quicker to his feet and he delivered a low dropkick to Impact’s face.
Eve: Impact was turned inside out with that dropkick and Ryan has gained control of the match. Ryan brings Impact back to his feet and Impact is whipped right into the turnbuckle.
Gavin Kirkland: Impact lands in the corner turnbuckle and Ryan closely follows behind. Ryan jumps onto to Impact in the corner–
Eve: RYAN WAS GOING FOR A MONKEY FLIP IN THE CORNER, BUT IMPACT BLOCKS IT! IMPACT HAS HIM PRONE POSITION AND WALKS RYAN OUT OF THE CORNER AND TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING! IMPACT LIFTS RYAN UP–
Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT PLANTS RYAN WITH A DOUBLE POWERBOMB AND RYAN IS DOWN! IMPACT SEES THE PRONE BODY OF RYAN WILSON AND HE STARTS POUNDING HIS FISTS. THAT COULD ONLY MEAN ONE THING! RIGHT NOW HE’S WAITING ON RYAN TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET!
Deadprez: RYAN IS SLOWLY BACK TO HIS FEET AND IMPACT IS LOADING UP FOR THAT KNOCKOUT PUNCH OF HIS CALLED THE FIST OF FURY! IMPACT THROWS THE PUNCH BUT RYAN DUCKS THE FIST OF FURY AND COUNTERS WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK! THAT CAUGHT IMPACT RIGHT ON THE TEMPLE!
Eve: IMPACT WAS DAZED AFTER THAT SPINNING HEEL KICK AND RYAN HAS HIM IN THE BACK SUPLEX POSITION! RYAN IS GOING FOR THE LA BOMBE BLEU! BLUE THUNDER BOMB ON THE WAY! IMPACT IS GETTING SPUN OUT AND—
Deadprez: EVISCERATION! IMPACT COUNTERED THE LE BOMBE BLEU WITH THE EVISCERATION! DOUBLE KNEE FACEBUSTER RIGHT ON THE MONEY AND IT CAUGHT RYAN IN THE FACE AND JAW! THE FORCE OF THE MOVE SNAPPED RYAN BACK HARD AS IMPACT HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER! XANDER YELLING FOR RYAN TO KICK OUT, BUT WILL EVISCERATION BE ENOUGH?
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“M3tamorphosis” starts playing again as Impact rolls off of Ryan and makes it back to his feet.)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner! The ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! IMPACT!
(The referee goes to raise Impact’s arm in victory, but Kass shoves the referee away as she does the honor of raising Impact’s arm.)
Deadprez: What a great match between these two competitors here tonight on Showdown. Ryan put up a heck of a fight, but once again, Impact showed why he is the Answers World Champion by picking up the victory here tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: You have gotta give it up to Ryan, though. He was very close to winning the match on a few occasions, but it was that veteran instinct that propelled Impact to victory. Let’s offer our congratulations to Imp… WAIT A SECOND!
(As soon as Kass drops Impact’s arm, Ryan is back to his feet and Xander Payne has rolled into the ring. They come up from behind and just attack them.)
Eve: XANDER AND RYAN FROM BEHIND! NOW THEY ARE ATTACKING KASSIDY AND IMPACT! THEY DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO MAKE A STATEMENT DURING THE MATCH BUT THEY ARE MAKING ONE NOW!
Gavin Kirkland: Their plan might be to soften up Impact as much as they can before Road to Redemption to get any advantage they possibly can to make sure that the Answers World Championship changes hands.
Deadprez: Xander and Ryan are just throwing lefts and rights, BUT IMPACT AND KASS ARE STARTING TO FIGHT BACK! THEY AREN’T GOING TO TAKE THIS LYING DOWN! NOT ONE BIT! HOLD ON! WHO JUST SLID INTO THE RING NOW?
(As soon as Deadprez finishes, Jon Kelton has slid his way into the ring and interjects himself into this fight.)
Eve: JON KELTON IS HERE AND NOW GETS HIMSELF INTO THE MIX! Kelton attacks Kassidy Heart while Xander and Ryan now double team Impact. Leave it to EAW to go from a wrestling match to an all out brawl in a matter of seconds.
Gavin Kirkland: With the Elimination Chamber only a few weeks away. All the challengers in the match want to make a statement to show why they deserve to be the next Answers World Champion. Now we have four of the six competitors of the Elimination Chamber in the ring along with Kassidy Heart. WHY IS THE CROWD CHEERING?
(The camera cuts to the top of the entrance ramp where Adam Lucas and Donovan Duke are running down the entrance ramp.)
Deadprez: Now you know why! Here come the other two challengers. Adam and Donovan are heading down to the ring to make their presence felt. Nothing like a good fight before they have to challenge The Prescription tomorrow night for the Unified Tag Team Titles.
Eve: Don’t say that too loudly. Neither one of them are too happy about it given the circumstances, but they are here now and they are entering this melee. Now we have a little battle royale going on in the ring.
Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy is taking a breather for a quick second as Payne, Impact, Wilson, Kelton, Duke, and Lucas are all just beating the crap out of each other. They’re brawling now, but in a few weeks they will all be locked in the Elimination Chamber with the Answers World Championship on the line. What a match that will–
( Gavin gets cut off with “WAR” by grandson as it starts to play as Jake Smith enters the arena with his Cash in the Vault briefcase and he runs down to the ring as fast as his little legs can take him.)
Deadprez: Here comes Jake Smith coming down to the ring with his briefcase in hand and… OH HE ISN’T! NOT NOW! JAKE SMITH IS GONNA CASH IN ON IMPACT DURING THIS MELEE IN THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: WE KNEW HE WANTED THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE WORST WAY AND HE IS GOING TO TAKE IT RIGHT NOW ONLY A FEW WEEKS UNTIL ROAD TO REDEMPTION!
Eve: The bad thing is that Impact just caught a glimpse of Jake and he realizes what is about to happen. Jake just rolled into the ring and went right for Impact. Impact tries to get out of dodge–
Gavin Kirkland: He did. Jake just missed grabbing a handful of Impact’s hair as Impact rolls out of the ring in just enough time. Impact grabs one of Kassidy’s legs and pulls her out of the ring and they just jump the barricade to get out of harm’s way.
(Jake leans against the ropes with a huge smirk on his face as he pats the briefcase he is holding.)
Jake Smith: (off-mic) ALMOST, IMPACT! ALMOST! YOU WERE THAT CLOSE TO LOSING IT ALL!
(The camera returns to Impact and Kassidy heading through the crowd. Both look back at the ring with glares blatantly obvious on their faces that they were about to be had.)
Deadprez: I couldn’t have said it better myself. Impact was almost caught by Jake and he could have lost the Answers World Championship right there, but Jake has a smirk on his face. He knows that he is starting to get into Impact’s head a little bit. Wherever Impact is, you will have to assume that Jake will not be far behind. Now we have security coming out to finally break up this brawl, but we are almost out of time. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining us tonight for another edition of Sunday Night Showdown. I am Deadprez and for Gavin Kirkland and Eve, thank you all and goodnight.
(The final shot shows Kass and Impact looking up at the ring where Jake is standing before cutting back to Jake who is holding is Cash in the Vault briefcase in the air with a smirk on his face as he still mouths the word “almost” as the referee and security are still trying to break up the fight behind them as the scene fades to black.)
(EAW Logo Buzzes…)