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2018 EAW Draft (FULL SHOW)

( EAW Intro plays )

( Recap of Pain for Pride Festival is shown, highlighting many of the amazing moments to take place during the show — including the fireworks, the Mother Goddess, the musical and theatrical events across the park, and matches such as CITV, Openweight, 24/7 and the World Championship contests. )

( We cut open to the sold out KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, with a raucous crowd cheering wildly. )

( A familiar song begins to play…. )

“1985 white Lamborghini Countach, 3 of ’em”

( “Illest Motherfucker Alive” by JAY-Z and Kanye West plays, and gold and red lighting dances across the stage and flashes across the arena before an energetic Theron Nikolas, Jack Ripley and Mr. DEDEDE make their way out onto the stage dressed in ring gear — receiving a TON of boos from the crowd. )

Stephie Love: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome at this time, THERON NIKOLAS, JACK RIPLEY AND THE CHAIRMAN & CEO OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING, MISTERRRR DEDEDE!!!!

Deadprez: WHAT A WAY TO START SEASON 12 BOYS!!!

Stew-O: As incredible and as record-breaking as Pain for Pride Festival was, it was at that event where we got an image quite frankly most of us thought we’d never see; Mr. DEDEDE selling out to Theron Nikolas and Jack Ripley!

Deadprez: Can’t call it selling out when you run the show Stew! If anything DDD has CASHED IN on two of he most extraordinary talents in this entire company! He is being flanked by two men who are GUARANTEED to become champions, perhaps even World Champions in this season! The 2018 King of Elite Theron Nikolas, the holder of the 24/7 contract Jack Ripley, and arguably the greatest to ever do it all on the same squad!

Kawajai: Many people are hoping to get answers from what occured at Pain for Pride, DDD is expected to join Sofia Clarke later tonight for an interview, however it seems like we’ll get the answers we’ve been looking for right here and right now.

( “Illest Motherfucker Alive” dies down, and DDD jumps around the ring egging on the crowd to ramp up their cheers & jeers moreso. Theron stands by and looks around confidently. DDD pulls a microphone out of his Sheriff vest. )

Mr. DEDEDE: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WHO’S READY FOR THE 2018 EAW DRAFT!!!!!!!

( Mixed response from the crowd. )

DDD: Theron’s ready, Ripley’s ready, your good ol’ Sheriff here is ready. But why don’t we just cut to the chase shall we? Let’s address the elephant in the room here, let’s kick this thing wide open here —

Crowd: YOU SCREWED BANKS! YOU SCREWED BANKS! YOU SCREWED BANKS! YOU SCREWED BANKS! YOU SCREWED BANKS!

DDD: *Cringes* Oh man you guys beat me to it 🙁 Okay I’ll just come out here right now and admit it then… contrary to popular belief I did NOT screw Ronn Banks…. although I would have liked to 😉

( Theron and Ripley laugh )

DDD: Banks and I may be from the era of the flintstones, but I assure you we did NOT make the bedrock hayyyy.

( Theron and Ripley boo DDD for his bad joke. )

DDD: But what I will own up to right in front of all of you right here right now, in Seattle…. I will own up to the fact that at Pain for Pride Festival, THE THREE OF US ENDED RONN BANKS’ CAREER!

( DDD receives thunderous boos. )

DDD: And I don’t owe HRDO, I don’t owe the Board of Directors, I don’t owe any of the media pundits, nor do I owe any of you a goddamn explanation as to why we did it. But the only reason why you’re going to get one is because you all played a part in it. You all created this. You’re all responsible for this three headed dragon that stands before you today. I see the whole world down talking me like I knew you all would after you spent the last three months lionizing me for pushing the gay agenda, but you don’t even realize you all created the monster that I’ve supposedly “become”.

It’s no secret that there’s been a “war” if you will happening in this industry, and there are two sides to this back and forth. There have been two different cultures clashing for the last few years, and it all came to a head this year resulting in the gargantuan changes that you see in this company. But there’s a saying, and it’s a saying that Ronn Banks knows all too well. “YOU CANNOT KILL WHAT YOU DID NOT CREATE.”

( DDD stares dead into the hard camera. )

DDD: Well I created Ronn Banks, and now in essence I have killed him. I ended his career the same way he didn’t hesitate to try and end mine at Pain for Pride 4. But unlike Banks I was actually successful in my pursuit, because I promise you Ronn Banks is NEVER coming back.

DDD: In the same fashion, I also created Robbie V, the polar opposite of Banks in many respects. I gave him every ounce of power him and his professional ball fondler Brian Daniels have ever known in this company, and when he was no longer efficient in his role, I easily disposed of him. Just like I helped foster the culture that existed in EAW prior to March of this year, and at the snap of my fingers, like Thanos *snap* I wiped it all away. The same process continues to repeat every single fucking time; I feed the world by my own hands, and the world bites the hand that feeds it. Every so often I’m forced to press the reset button on what I’ve worked so hard to build, because that’s what a Master Builder does; he builds, and he DESTROYS.

I invested my soul into everyone that has departed from this company including Ronn Banks, because if you don’t work for the machine and you expect the machine to work for you, you’re really working against the machine. That is the way that it has always been in every titan of industry, and that’s the way it works in EAW. Whether you’re a “dickeating bozo”, or a “REVOLT asskisser”, none of you – and I mean none of you are exempt from my judgment.

And quite frankly the side behind Ronn Banks, and the side that preceded this current era that we’re in… you’re all the same. From my level, from high above, you’re all the same. That was Theron’s point this entire time, and that’s why Theron knew how to address me with the respect that I deserved when we would meet with our lawyers to discuss our newest joint business venture. That is why Theron and Jack Ripley will rule this company by divine right, because this is a divine monarchy. Two kings backed by a GOD. And make no mistake about it, whether it’s Ronn Banks or Robbie V at the driver’s seat, neither of them have ever been the constant to the empire of EAW. That constant has always been me.

( Ripley approaches DDD and DDD hands him the microphone to speak. )

Jack Ripley: You know DDD to add something here, I’ve had to sit here and watch cult of personality after cult of personality monopolize people’s time season after season to emphasize why they’re so fucking important, and it’s become so tiring to watch. Theron and I sat here and watched Ronn Banks talk as though his return to this company in 2017 and 2018 was like the return of Christ, talking as if he isn’t a pawn just like the rest of you people are pawns. And if you ask his cult of personality, they’ll tell you “without REVOLT who knows what would have happened to EAW!”

DDD: OOOOOO! You’re Jack I’ve heard that asinine little statement myself! And that question, what would EAW be right now without REVOLT? That’s an interesting scenario, but I guess we’ll never figure that out will we? Because I breathed life into his career, I breathed life into this company, I sustained all life in this INDUSTRY, and I replaced the old, inefficient parts that “ran this place” with the newer, more efficient parts that came as a part of the REVOLT deal.

It’s what a Master Builder does. He replaces the parts that are broken, and continues to build on the foundation that he has laid out by whatever means are available.

( DDD points to the audience. )

DDD: While all of you blindly cheer away for those who appear to control the narratives, you blindly allowed these hypocrites to put themselves and their fucking pals in prime positions and call the next man out for their supposed bias. And public opinion sways like a pendulum. One minute Robbie is senpai, the next minute he’s nobody. One minute Banks is nothing but scum, but the moment he’s back in power you’re groveling at his feet. That’s how fickle and fugazzi all of you are.

That’s why the whore Robbie was rolling around with got main event title shot after main event title shot while I was busy on Empire busting my ass for that show! That’s why Ares Vendetta was allowed to headline Marquee event after Marquee event. That’s why RoViper an overrated piece of shit tag team like RoViper who’s entire success is based off of beating K-FUCKING-D at Pain for Pride are two time Hall of Famers. That’s why failures who can’t win matches at Pain for Pride like Hurricane Hawk and Lethal Consequences are also two-time Hall of Famers. If you think all of that happening is just a coincidence, then you haven’t been paying attention.

And for any of you MORONS out there telling yourselves “well DDD, you could have always done something about it!” Just look around you. Look at the landscape EAW is in now. I am doing something about it, and it’s paying off for this company in spades. I promised you all at the beginning of this year that I would forge the image that I have for this company even if it means forging it with fire… and now my image for the future of this company has come true.

( DDD looks over at Theron Nikolas, and Theron has a big grin on his face before he lifts his own microphone to talk. )

Theron Nikolas: I told Ronn..
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( The crowd drowns him out with boos, and Theron is forced to speak over the crowd. )

Theron: I TOLD RONN that he was indistinguishable from Robbie V and Brian Daniels and as expected he didn’t take it so well, but the truth is the goddamn truth, and it’s prevalent more than ever. Robbie is gone, Brian is gone, and now Banks is gone. They can all make amends for their irrelevant 8 year old little rivalry in the only place that actually fucking matters, THE RETIREMENT HOME.

And I don’t need you people throwing all the stones at DDD just because he put a dramatic end to the chapter of Ronn Banks! If you want somebody to blame, you can blame it all on me! I’m the reason Banks ever stupidly put his career on the line in the first place, and now Banks has to reap what he sows. You see Banks was like Jesus, but DDD wrote the bible. And even Jesus’ story came to an end eventually… eventually the show must go on with or without your heroes. But now comes the next chapter, and the largest, most extraordinary saga of the book of EAW…. now comes the story of Theron Nikolas, Jack Ripley, Mr. DEDEDE: The TOP, or as you can address us, The 1%.

We represent the pinnacle of this business. The three of us have conquered everything we have ever set our minds to. Jack Ripley CARRIED David Davidson into the greatest tag team in the history of Elite Answers Wrestling! He has done more by himself than what most Elitists in history could do with a partner! And he PROVED that at Pain for Pride when he toppled dozens of other men and women to walk away with the 24/7 contract. And speaking of carried, DDD carried the weight of this industry for the last eleven years while doing a full fucking sprint to the top of the mountain. Me? I’m here to take this fucking thing to space. And I’m here to carry the industry until I am synonymous with the name EAW the same way–

( “ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stalhi plays, and the crowd erupts into cheers as Cameron Ella Ava walks briskly to the ring wearing the EAW Tag Team Championship around her waist, with a microphone in hand. )

( Cam enters the ring, and the three individuals talk amongst themselves while she waits for her music to die down before speaking. )

Cameron Ella Ava: So this is why you did what you did DDD? That’s your reason why? Because you’re not getting enough credit? Because Banks and Robbie were getting more attention than you? When the hell are you ever going to grow up?

Jack Ripley: Whoa bitch hang on a second, show some damn respect!

Cameron: I didn’t come to talk to the lap dog, thanks.

( Ripley is about to attack Cameron, but DDD holds him back. )

Cameron: DDD, you’re blinded by your own insecurity. You had everything an Elitist could want! The perks of being a chairman, the greatest contract someone could ask for, you even had the respect and admiration of all of these fans! After you came out as gay people could hardly say a bad word about you, because you showed something that people inherently respect — bravery. We all thought you were being true to yourself by taking such a big risk with your identity, because you have the power to make a difference in a lot of people’s lives.

And what do you do? Instead you screw over a man who is responsible for us all being here, in spite of all of us??

DDD: STOP SAYING THAT! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, YOU’RE JUST LIKE THE REST OF THESE IMBECILES. WHILE BANKS WAS IN NEW JERSEY SLEEPING ON HIS MATTRESS MADE OF MONEY, I SPENT THE LAST 6 YEARS SLAYING EVERY BOOGEYMAN THAT CAME TO PUT THIS COMPANY UNDER! Nobody, not even Banks, can ever do for this company what I did! I carried this damn place whether he was running it or running from it, and no one else will ever come close to the contributions I’ve made! Don’t you EVER forget that!

Cameron: You think people don’t know what you’ve done for this place??? There you go again with your insecurity. You know what DDD I’ve seen this movie before, okay? I’ve seen you take advantage, use people, manipulate people and play this as pawns, and now you’re doing the same thing with people like me, and people you blatantly set up like Scott at Wrath of the Dragon, and now Banks at Pain for Pride. While I hoped you had moved on from the part of your life to be a good example to those who you influence, clearly you’re still stuck in your old ways.

Theron: Wait a minute….. if you’ve seen this movie before Cam, then surely you know the tagline: “He who laughs last, laughs best.” Well Cam, why don’t you come to terms with the reality of the matter? Why fight against a plot when you already know how the plot is going to end? Myself, Jack and DDD on our side are going to continue to have the last laugh. But you have an opportunity 99 percent of others in this world don’t have. After all, you and DDD are still the EAW Tag Team Champions.

Cam, the reason why the three of us call ourselves The 1% is because that’s how rare individuals of our caliber are in the Land of Elite. The three of us are the chosen few destined to rule this company with unmatched dominance. But you… you might just be someone who’s reached that level yourself! You have more championships and accolades than most people could ever dream of. You’re a model of consistency, whether I love you or hate you I have to give you your due! And joined with us Cam….. you could be untouchable.

( Cam considers what Theron is saying. )

Theron: Think of how many unfair uphill battles you’ve had to face in your career? Think of all the times “going it around” has gotten you screwed over and forgotten? I mean do you honestly think HEART BREAK GAL deserves to be the Female Elitist of the Decade, and the first woman to hold a heavyweight championship over you?? Of course not. But you know why it happened to you Cam? Because you’ve never had the right connections. Your “moral high ground” has done nothing but allow you to be low-balled every single time, and I promise you Cam, if you continue to try to fight this battle on the opposite side of us… it will be the worst experience of your professional career.

( Cameron looks down at the floor, thinking of the times she’s been screwed over and passed over. )

Theron: You and I have never seen eye to eye, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know a One Percenter when I see one. Join us Cam, and you will never know suffering in this bloody company again. What do you say?

( Theron walks up to Cam and extends his hand. Cam looks down at Theron’s hand.)

Cameron: You know what Theron? I have an even better option for you. I can just turn you down right now, go on about my day, and the three of you can all go fuck yourselves 🙂

( Cameron drops the mic and turns around to leave. )

Kawajai: THERON GRABS CAM BY THE ARM!!! KNOCK BITCHES OUT FROM CAM THAT HITS THERON ACROSS THE JAW!!!! THAT WICKED FOREARM SMASH SENDS THERON REELING!!!

Deadprez: SUPERKICK BY JACK RIPLEY TO CAM!!!!!

Stew-O: ANOTHER SUPERKICK FROM THERON NIKOLAS TO CAM, THIS TIME TAKING HER DOWN!!!! AND NOW THERON IS DIRECTING TRAFFIC, DEMANDING THAT DDD AND RIPLEY GRAB SOME WEAPONS… THEY’RE LEAVING THE RING, AND THERON DRAGS CAMERON UP BY HER HAIR TO THROW HER INTO THE CORNER, BEFORE DELIVERING LOUD SHOTS TO ANY OPEN PART OF THE BODY!

Deadprez: Damn it Cam you made a huge mistake! DDD and Theron enter the ring with STEEL CHAIRS now, and Theron sends Cam by the nape of her neck running into Ripley — WHO SPIKES HER IN THE MIDSECTION WITH THE CHAIR! NOW THERON HOLDS HIS CHAIR UNDER CAM’S HEAD WHILE SHE’S DOUBLED OVER, AND DDD WHACKS THE CHAIR OVER THE BACK OF CAM’S HEAD WITH A CONCHAIRTO!!!!!!!!

( Jack Ripley places Cameron Ella Ava’s head in the flaps of his steel chair, and Mr. DEDEDE walks over to the turnbuckle. )

Kawajai: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO DDD!!! THEY HAVE TO STOP THIS!!! DDD IS CLIMBING UP THE TURNBUCKLE LOOKING FOR THE SUPER CONCHAIRTO FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!!! HE’S GONNA BREAK CAMERON’S NECK!!!!

( A MASSIVE BURST OF CHEERS CAN BE HEARD FROM THE CROWD. )

Stew-O: WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!!!!!! IT’S JAMIE O’HARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: WHAT?!?!?! I THOUGHT HE DIDN’T RE-SIGN??!?!

Kawajai: THE CURRENT FREE AGENT JAMIE O’HARA IS CHARGING DOWN THE RAMP AND SLIDES INTO THE RING!!! HE TAKES DOWN RIPLEY WITH A RIGHT HAND! THERON DOWN WITH A HAYMAKER! HE RUSHES UP TO DDD ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND HITS A BIG TIME ENZUIGIRI!! THAT SENDS DDD LANDING ON THE APRON!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE HE’S HERE!!!!

Stew-O: SHOTGUN DROPKICK INTO THERON NIKOLAS SENDS HIM FLYING ACROSS THE RING! THERON RUSHES BACK UP — JAMIE TAKES HIM BACK DOWN WITH A SLINGBLADE!!! NOW JAMIE’S REMOVES CAM’S HEAD FROM THAT STEEL CHAIR, BUT HAS THE STEEL CHAIR AS A WEAPON…. AND HE BLASTS JACK RIPLEY OVER THE SHOULDER WITH A MASSIVE CHAIR SHOT!!! NOW HE SETS UP THE CHAIR IN A SEATED POSITION, WATCHING THERON PULL HIMSELF UP TO THE CORNER….. AND OH MY GOODNESS!!!! JAMIE WITH A SPRING-OFF OF THE SEAT OF THE CHAIR HITS A RUNNING IN EXCELSIS!!!!! BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE WITH EXTRAORDINARY HEIGHT BOUNCING RIGHT OFF OF THERON’S TEMPLE!!!!!

Kawajai: THERON GOES ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, AND NOW O’HARA HAS HIS SIGHTS SET FOR A RECOVERING JACK RIPLEY…. ANOTHER IN EXCELSIS!!!!!! NO!!! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!!!!!! SUPERKICK CUTS JAMIE OFF, AND SENDS HIM STAGGERING AND TURNING AROUND — INTO THE SPEEEEEEEEAR!!!! SPEAR FROM DDD MOWS THROUGH O’HARA!!!!

Stew-O: CAMERON ELLA AVA IS BARELY ABLE TO STAND ON HER OWN TWO FEET, AND DDD RUNS THE ROPES AGAIN! SPEEEEEEARRRRRRRRR!!!!! RIPPING THROUGH CAM!!!!!

( DDD and Ripley start jumping for joy and begin hyping each other up. DDD drags Jamie into position while Jack Ripley springs up to the top rope. )

Kawajai: JACK RIPLEY FOLLOWS UP WITH THE BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!!! SHOOTING STAR PRESS RIGHT INTO THE RIBS OF JAMIE O’HARA!!!! O’HARA GOES ROLLING AROUND HOLDING HIS RIBS IN PAIN!!!

Deadprez: UH OH…. LOOK GUYS…. THERON’S CRAWLING BACK INTO THE RING, BUT LOOK WHAT HE HAS WITH HIM!

( Theron Nikolas, bleeding from his mouth, has in his hands “The Equalizer” — a guitar with barbedwire strings, filled with thumbtacks, glass shards and nails. )

Stew-O: THIS CAN’T CONTINUE! I KNOW DDD IS THE AUTHORITY HERE, BUT THIS IS BECOMING HEINOUS! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD THERON HAS THE EQUALIZER IN HIS HAND, DDD’S PATENTED WEAPON, AND HE HANDS IT OVER TO MR. DEDEDE BEFORE HOISTING JAMIE O’HARA’S LIMP BODY UP FROM THE GROUND…….. AND DDD SWINGS THE EQUALIZER FULL!!!!! FORCE!!!!!!! OVER THE HEAD OF JAMIE O’HARA!!!!! SON OF A BITCH!!!!!! THIS SADISTIC SON OF A BITCH!!!!

Kawajai: JESUS CHRIST BRING HELP OUT HERE FOR JAMIE NOW! HE’S GUSHING BLOOD ALL OVER THIS RING! HE IS LITERALLY LAYING IN A POOL OF HIS OWN BLOOD!

( DDD looks down with a grin, and Theron and Ripley hi-five the Chairman before hi-fiving each other. Theron directs traffic yet again. )

Stew-O: FOR GOD’S SAKE THEY’RE NOT EVEN DONE! THEY’RE POINTING AT CAMERON NOW! CAMERON IS USING THE CORNER TO HELP SUPPORT HER BACK ON HER FEET, AND DDD DELIVERS A CORNER SPEAR!!!!!!! STRAIGHT INTO THE MIDSECTION OF CAM!!!!! AND NOW A DOUBLE SUPERKICK FROM THERON AND RIPLEY ONTO CAM WHILE SHE’S PINNED INTO THE CORNER!!!!!! CAM DROPS TO HER FACE SEEMINGLY LIFELESS!

Kawajai: Now look at this! THERON’S ORDERING DDD TO GET OUT OF THE RING, WHILE HE’S ORDERING JACK TO GRAB CAM, AND DDD DIGS UNDER THE RING TO GRAB YET ANOTHER EQUALIZER!!!!!!! DEADPREZ ARE YOU REALLY GONNA APPROVE OF THIS???

Deadprez: THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER COME OUT HERE KAWA! THIS WAS A HUGE FREAKING MISTAKE! RIPLEY AND THERON ARE RESTRAINING CAM AT BOTH SIDES, AND DDD SLIDES INTO THE RING WITH AN EVIL GRIN ON HIS FACE, BEFORE SLOWLY SAUNTERING OVER TO HER WITH THE GUITAR IN HAND! FOR GODS SAKES THEY’RE FINNA KILL THIS WOMAN!!!!

( SUDDENLY: HRDO rushes out ripping his dress shirt off his torso and charging into the ring. )

Stew-O: IT’S THE EAW VP, HRDO!!!! HRDO IS HERE AND IS READY TO FIGHT!!!! DDD QUICKLY CALLS FOR THERON AND JACK TO BAIL FROM THE RING, AND HRDO IS NOW CALLING FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR THE SAKE OF JAMIE O’HARA!

( Theron, DDD and Ripley back away on the ramp while HRDO demands a microphone is handed to him. )

Theron: *no-mic*: THAT WAS FOR YOUR PROTECTION! THAT’S YOUR FREE PASS OUT OF THIS! YOU DON’T GET ANOTHER SHOT YOU SON OF A BITCH!

HRDO: YOU THREE BASTARD WANT TO PULL THE WORLD DOWN WITH YOU LIKE THE SNAKES YOU ARE? ALLOW ME TO CUT THE SNAKE OFF BY IT’S HEAD. THERON, IT’S YOU AND ME IN THIS RING TONIGHT. I’M GOING TO END THIS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY I AM GOING TO END YOU!

( The One Percent continue to back up on the ramp while medics rush to the aid of Jamie O’Hara. HRDO calls for more back up, and Cameron lays nearby hardly able to react due to the punishment she’s taken. )

Stew-O: HRDO appears to be promising revenge for Theron Nikolas in what appears to be a match that has been made official for later tonight, but that really isn’t the main point of concern right now. Right now Jamie O’Hara’s health looks like it is in serious jeopardy after having the Equalizer smashed over his head. He’s losing a lot of blood and is losing it way, way too fast.

( Jamie’s pool of blood is wiped away by a towel, and O’Hara is immediately treated by EMTs as an emphasis is put on the glazed over look in his eyes. The camera fades to commercial. )

( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )

( We get a recap of the attack before the break from “The 1%”, the group of Theron, DDD and Ripley that was instigated against Cameron Ella Ava. We then see Jamie O’Hara come out to attempt to make the save, but succumbs to being outnumbered by being caught with a superkick from Ripley and a spear from DDD. We see Theron introduce The Equalizer: a guitar filled with glass shards among other “condiments”, and DDD smashes this guitar over Jamie’s head causing him to bleed profusely. We then see an attack continued on Cameron — along with HRDO coming out for the save just before Cameron could be hit with another Equalizer. )

( DURING THE BREAK: We see Jamie O’Hara being stretchered out of the arena with towels wrapped around his head and blood all over his body. Cameron Ella Ava is breathing sharply, in a ton of pain with a look of pain and trepidation on her face as she needs the support of a referee to even be able to walk. )

( We cut back to the announce team of Stew-O, Deadprez and Kawajai. )

Stew-O: It was an uncomfortable scene that took place earlier before the break to kick off the EAW draft. Cameron Ella Ava came out essentially to confront her tag team partner about his actions, but when she denied Theron Nikolas’ offer at joining their new faction “The 1%”, they took it upon themselves to brutalize her as well as her husband Jamie O’Hara. Just a sickening display Deadprez.

Deadprez: It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t fun to watch, but unfortunately The 1% had to make an example out of somebody and they sure did guys. The way they worked as a unit to pick apart their opposition was scary to say the least. This is probably the most dangerous superteam EAW has seen in probably 6 or 7 years.

Kawajai: Well HRDO has Theron Nikolas in the main event tonight, and we promise it’ll be a more uplifting night as we find out where EAW’s male Elitists will all be heading to between Showdown, Dynasty and Voltage! Tonight is the 2018 EAW Draft, we are live in Seattle, Washington, and tonight the one night where everyone is a free agent; you just never know who could be making the switch — it could even be one of us!

Deadprez: ANYTHING to take me away from that weird ass mofo Pierre!

(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)

(‘Kill The Sound’ By Celldweller as Jonah Brown comes out the ring wearing a cape. He walks down the ramp with a look of disgust on his face as he passes by the audience.)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing first from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada! Weighing in at 220 Pounds… “The Wolf in Sheeps Skin”…. JOOONNNAAHHHH BROOOOWWWNNNN!!!

(Final Countdown by Europe echos throughout the arena as Xavier Arnold comes walking down the ramp.)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: And his opponent.. from Cologne, Germany… Weighing in at 219 pounds… “The Artist of Suffering… Xavierrr ARRRNOOLLLLDDD!!

Pierre: We got two pretty new guys in the ring here tonight.. A win can really show us what they’re made of, and hopefully propel them to bigger things!

Deadprez: Yes, we have a magnifying glass on these newbies tonight! Let’s see if they can impress when the pressure is on!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Pierre: And Xavier isn’t wasting any time here, as he runs across the ring, and delivers a huge uppercut! Flinging Jonah into he corner. Xavier backs up from Jonah and then runs full force again to the corner, delivering a knee to the face of Jonah! Jonah is now getting pulled this feet, where Xavier picks him up and just delivers a sick belly to belly suplex! The action is quick out of the gates! Xavier isn’t letting up here, he follows Jonah to the corner, and delivers a knife edge chop! He rears back for another, but Jonah is able to block that one, and turn the tides on Xavier! And delivers a hard chop of his own! And chop to the throat! Oh man Xavier is having some trouble finding air to breath!

Deadprez: But he isn’t stopping there, as he picks Xavier up off the ground, and puts him on top of the turnbuckle. He gets up with Xavier, and delivers his own belly to belly suplex from the top rope! Jonah now crawls over for the cover!

Ref: One! Two! —

Deadprez: But Xav is able to get his shoulder up! Jonah brings Xavier up, and delivers another knife edge chop! And follows it up with an inverted atomic drop! He pushes Xavier back to the ropes, and irish whips him across the ring into the ropes. Xavier bounces off and runs right back at Jonah! Jonah delivers a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker! Jonah is looking pretty confident here, as he has full control of this match. That can change at any time though as we saw in the beginning of the match where Xavier had Jonah right where he wanted him! Jonah now picking Xavier back up.. Oh Arnold is fighting back! What did I tell you Pierre! Never think someone is down and out! Xavier Arnold now throwing those elbows into the gut of Jonah, and breaks free! He comes flying back and delivers a spinning elbow right to the face of Jonah Brown! And punctuates with a double foot stomp right to the chest of Jonah Brown!

Pierre: Xavier brings Jonah up, and it seems like he’s setting him up! MONA LISA! A PICTURE PERFECT MONA LISA CONNECTS!!

Deadprez: I think you mean Painting Perfect… Because the Mona Lisa is a painting.. But yea.. IT CONNECTS! ARNOLD GOES FOR THE COVER!!

Ref: One! Two! Three!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Fitzpatrick: Here is your winner…. XAVIERRR ARRRRNOOOOLLLDDDD!!!!

(Final Countdown by Europe plays throughout the arena, as Xavier Arnold rolls out of the ring with his arms raised high)

Pierre: Very good showing here by Xavier, and hopefully this is the beginning of something big for him!

Deadprez: Impressive showing by both men! What a great way to keep the excitement going!

(Camera fades backstage to Sofia Clarke as she’s standing by with Chris Elite who’s accompanied by Big Mike. Chris Elite has on street clothes, a crown and sunglasses as he’s dawning the World Heavyweight Championship around his waist)

Sofia Clark: Please welcome my guest at this time… Chris Elite!

(The crowd erupts)

Chris: Hi how are ya!

Sofia: I’m great Chris but I don’t think anybody is doing greater than yourself right now after coming off of a legacy capping performance and win last week at Pain for Pride, take us through the emotions you’re feeling right now.

Chris: Honestly you would’ve probably better caught me last week fresh off of the win to get a raw reaction but now I feel regular degular. After a straight week of partying and getting lit, the feelings subdued and it’s back to the lab to keep this baby around my waist and sustain this success.

Sofia: How do you plan on sustaining it? Doing something different? Keeping it the way you’ve had it?

Chris: Well there’s always room for improvement, I plan on not just improving and stepping my game up, but I plan on chasing history.

Sofia: Very interesting, I just got word that right before our interview you were informed that you would be staying on Voltage, in fact every world champ will be staying on their respective brands this season. How does that make you feel?

Chris: Voltage has a special place in my heart because Voltage is the place where this whole thing came into fruition and I made myself a household name. I’ve basically become the face of this brand and I look forward to continuing to carry it. Lowkey I was hoping I stayed here, but honestly I wouldn’t have been pressed about where I ended up because at the end of the day ima do my thing regardless.

Sofia: You mentioned “chasing history” earlier, you care to expand on that?

Chris: Well it’s simple. I defeated Jamie O’Hara for this title and I dethroned him for the top spot in EAW and the face of Voltage, so it’s only right I be the one to break his longest reigning world champion streak as well. The countdown begins. I’m coming for that spot.

Sofia: Do you look forward to the new faces that may potentially come to Voltage?

Chris: They all gonna take the same L no matter who ends up on Voltage. Ultimately they’ll learn the hard way that they are nothing but tenants in the building that I OWN. And I’m coming to collect rent all season 12, ya digg? If Pain for Pride wasn’t enough of an indication, when it’s all said and done they WILL understand that I’m Brooklyn’s Finest…. and you know what else?

Sofia: What’s that?

Chris: Sicker than ya average.

(Chris Elite walks off followed by Big Mike as Sofia looks on)

(‘Unbreakable’- Fireflight plays as Layla Lockhart emerges on stage to a roaring cheer from the crowd, high fiving and giving out her feather boas as usual but looking rather more subdued than a normal day for the Warrior Princess as she enters the ring, staying standing rather than sitting in a relaxed manner as she waits for her opponent)

Gia: Layla Lockhart facing off against he woman she thought was her friend today and one of the fastest rising newcomers in Empire

(‘Glory and Gore’- Lorde plays as the crowd boos the arrival of the Crowes Nest, Jael and Chelsea flanking Raven as she makes her way down to the ring. Raven climbs the turnbuckle when she reaches the ring and poses for the crowd, with Chelsea Crowes applauding her and gesturing for the crowd to appreciate Raven while Jael-Arcana Rosario makes threatening gestures towards Layla Lockhart and some of the booing crowd)

SG1: Raven Roberts competed in two matches at this previous Pain For Pride, defending her tag titles with Jael-Arcana Rosario AND competing for the Cash In The Vault. If her rookie year continues like this we could be looking at a future all-time great in this match.

Gia: Perhaps, but for now Raven has to focus on the former friend facing her tonight before she can think of possibly reclaiming her titles.

(DING DING DING)

Gia: And here we go with this very personal match for these two and immediately Raven moves to lock up but Layla’s having none of it! Laya just throws herself at Raven trying to ground the Dark Angel for a beating right out of the gate.

SG1: Layla taken down to the mat by a judo throw from Raven, effortless counter there and now locking a chinlock on Layla to keep her grounded, pressing one of those long legs against Layla’s back to put pressure on her spine. Layla’s fighting against the hold as best she can, forcing herself back to her knees but man, Raven has the size and the height advantage in this match and she’s using all of that to her advantage.

Gia: Layla now back to her feet, finally throwing the chinlock off and slipping out of Raven’s grasp. Clothesline attempt from Raven, ducked by Layla, Layla hits the ropes for a SPRINGBOARD INVERTED DDT! Raven might have the height advantage but Layla isn’t afraid to fly to even the odds, Raven staggers back up to her feet and meets a nice Enziguri to the face by Layla, sending Raven down to one knee again.

SG1: Layla runs back towards the ropes looking for a dropkick to the face of Raven I think, the Dark Angel rolls gracefully to the side to avoid it and aims the Facelift at Layla, who ducks under the Spinning Heel Kick attempt and aims for her own Superhero Kick on Raven.

Gia: WOW! Raven just caught Layla’s 540 Kick attempt right out of mid-air by the foot, muscling Layla to the floor and looking for the other leg, trying to lock in a Boston Crab I believe, Layla frantically aims kicks at the face of the Dark Angel to throw her off. Jael and Chelsea on the outside seem to be enjoying this, wouldn’t you say SG1?

SG1: Oh indeed, Jael’s actually banging her hands on the apron to try and drum up support for Raven. Raven Roberts didn’t have the best Pain For Pride and the Crowes as a whole will want to rebound as soon as possible.

Jael (off mic): Waste this little pixie Raven!

Gia: Charming as ever… Raven Roberts here applying an armbar on Layla Lockhart, dragging the Warrior Princess around while keeping the painful hold before throwing her into the corner. Raven lifts one of those long legs and presses her foot directly onto Layla’s neck, choking her against the turnbuckle as the ref starts the count!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

FOUR!

FI-!

SG1: Raven breaks the hold at the last possible instant, leaving Layla here gasping for breath. You have to wonder about the kind of woman who can see a former friend gasping for breath after being choked and smile like Raven is here.

Gia: Layla though, HARD Elbow Strike to Raven out of the corner and now a flurry of forearms, Layla Lockhart isn’t about to just lay down and let Raven toy with her like this! Backing the Dark Angel up to the ropes, Raven catches one of her forearms and irish whips Layla at the ropes, looking for the Crossbody on the rebound-

SG1: BOOOOOOOOOTLE ROOOOOCKEEET! Layla catches Raven unawares with that lightning fast Spear! Cover!

ONE

TWO!

Gia: Raven powers out at two, Jael looked rather concerned there SG1! The momentum has swung in favor of Layla Lockhart here, Standing Moonsault by the Warrior Princess to the downed Raven Roberts! This crowd is electric for the Warrior Princess here as she spies the turnbuckles and slips through the ropes, looking for the Second Star To The Right I bel-

SG1: Cut off by Chelsea Crowe! The leader of the Crowes Nest takes a swing and trips Layla on her way across the apron, Layla’s head connecting with the apron with a horrible smack!

Gia: Referee was too busy checking Raven Roberts to see it, typical. Raven’s back on her feet now and slips through the ropes, dragging Layla off the apron and bouncing her head off the side of the ring again, this is sadistic.

Jael (off-mic): How’s it feel? Shouldn’t have messed with the Crowes!

ONE

TWO

SG1: Well Jael certainly seems to be enjoying it at least… Raven applies a facelock to Layla and holds her to the side, what does she have in mind here?

Gia: I dunno, she’s turned and- JESUS CHRIST! Bulldog right into the steel steps, Layla’s face just got rammed full force into the very edge of those steel steps!

THREE

FOUR

FIVE

SG1: Raven slides back into the ring and leaves Layla lying in a heap on the steps here, that’s gotta be it, is she really going to let this end on a countout?

Gia: You heard her in the lead up to this match, this might be personal for Layla but Raven just sees her as a nuisance.

SIX

SEVEN

SG1: Layla starting to stir here, clawing her way off the steps and to the apron.

EIGHT

NINE

Gia: Layla rolls back into the ring just in time!

SG1: Raven doesn’t look happy about it, hard slap across the face to Layla and- oh my, I think Layla’s been busted open by that brutal shot into the stairs.

Raven (off-mic): Just stay down already, it’s what you do!

Gia: Layla’s still bleeding from that cut to her forehead as Raven gives another harsh slap across the face. Layla however staying standing, turning her head back to face Raven.

Layla (off-mic): Not anymore…

Gia: Layla’s face is covered in blood and she still doesn’t want to give in. Raven doesn’t seem to find it quite as admirable as the crowd though, aiming another Facelift to Layla who again ducks the Spinning Heel Kick, turns around and grabs Raven in a facelock, looking for the Carousel of Progress, NO Raven breaks her grip and pushes Layla towards the ropes, Layla bounces back off the ropes towards Raven- HUNTRESS BOMB! The Sit Out Spinebuster connects, Raven goes for the cover!

ONE

TWO

SG1: Layla kicks out! And she’s right on Raven, laying a series of hard kicks into Raven’s ribs before backing up for a nice wind up and connecting a shoot kick to Raven’s head, sending the Dark Angel down once more.

Gia: Layla’s looking to go high again, climbs the turnbuc- Jael and Chelsea, pulling Raven Roberts out of the ring to keep her away from that Corkscrew Shooting Star Press of Layla’s. The ref’s shouting at the Crowes, a final warning surely before-

SG1: SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT! LAYLA FLIES FROM THE TURNBUCKLE TO THE OUTSIDE, HITTING BOTH CHELSEA AND JAEL ON THE WAY DOWN! THE WARRIOR PRINCESS HAS HAD ENOUGH OF THE CROWES!

SG1: Chelsea and Jael are out for the count, Layla’s back to her feet but still being bothered by that cut on her head. She wipes a bit of blood clear from her face now and grabs Raven to drag her back inside the ring but the larger woman is up, Layla and Raven here exchanging blows on the apron.

Crowd: YAY! BOO! YAY! BOO! YAY! BOO!

Gia: The crowd responding to this exchange of vicious forearms and punches, clearly behind Layla as she holds the ropes to aid an Enziguri in this limited floor space.

SG1: Raven blocks the Enziguri and aims a vicious boot into the gut of Layla Lockhart! Layla collapses, just about able to keep one knee on the apron but already Raven has her arm hooked, Layla hanging on to the ropes with her free hand was Raven looks for the Lost Beauty! Not on the apron!

(As Raven struggles to hoist Layla up the two women briefly come face to face, Layla’s face covered in blood but her eyes still defiantly glaring. Raven smirks at Layla before letting out a disgusted shriek as the Warrior Princess spits in her face)

Gia: One last act of defiance perhaps for the Warrior Princess as Raven heaves her into position, Layla needs to get out of this- LOST BEAUTY ON THE APRON! RAVEN JUST DRILLED POOR LAYLA RIGHT INTO THE APRON EDGE WITH THAT HESITATION BRAINBUSTER!

SG1: Raven rolls back into the ring and drags Layla behind her, that’s gotta be it.

ONNNNNE

TWWWOOOO

THREEEEEEE!

(‘Glory and Gore’- Lorde kicks up under a wave of boos as Raven staggers to her feet, leaving the limp form of Layla behind as Jael and Chelsea recover on the outside and roll into the ring, the three Crowes posing together in the ring)

SG1: A superb effort by Layla Lockhart here but it seems Empire still has to fear the Crowes nest.

(In the ring Layla crawls to the ropes weakly, draping tiredly over the bottom ropes)

Gia: The Crowes Nest will be looking to re-establish their dominance after Pain For Pride and this has been quite the-

SG1: DIVINE ILLUSION! JAEL-ARCANA ROSARIO CONNECTS A RUNNING KNEE TO THE BACK OF LAYLA’S HEAD! CHELSEA CROWE SHOVES THE REFEREE ASIDE AND DRAGS THE PRONE FORM OF LAYLA BACK TOWARD RAVEN!

Gia: Oh come on you won the match, this is completely needless!

SG1: Chelsea and Jael holding up Layla by her arms in front of Raven as the Dark Angel smiles and nods at her cohorts, setting Layla up, please don’t-

Gia: THE MURDER CRY! TRIPLE CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB TO LAYLA LOCKHART!

Chelsea Crowe (off-mic as Jael stomps a foot on Layla’s chest): This is what waits for any who dare stand in our way!

SG1: Finally, mercifully, the Crowes are leaving the ring, someone get EMTs out here!

(The Crowes Nest linger on the entrance ramp long enough to watch and smirk at the medical staff cleaning up Layla and getting her a stretcher before departing to the back)

(Commercial Break – Pain for Pride 12 Advertisement airs)

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(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)

(Noah Reigner is seen backstage walking down the hall accompanied by Cameron Church & Evelyn Ridley)

Cameron Church: Ready for tonight?

Noah: You bet I am, this is probably my toughest matchup in this company since Dub, and I plan on doing what I do best in that ring.

Evelyn: I wouldn’t expect anything less of you. There’s some people who think that Jack Ripley may very well be the one to break your winning streak, what do you think about that?

(Noah chuckles before talking)

Noah: I wouldn’t want it any other way. The more that these people keep hope in their hearts that the guy who came out of nowhere and took this company by storm gets brought back down to Earth, the more satisfying it is to crush their dreams. It’s going to be even more satisfying when I put THIS baby to use.

(Noah lifts up the Cash in the Vault briefcase to the amusement of Cameron & Evelyn as they look up at is in awe)

Noah: I was ALMOST surprised myself that I managed to capture this thing so early into my career, but then I realized… that’s just what we do here at Combat Church.

Evelyn: You’re damn right. Jack may have that 24/7 contract, but if he thinks that puts you two on the same level, well he’s in for a rude awakening tonight.

Noah: Tonight, I widen that gap that’s always been there between the CITV winner and the 24/7 Contract winner and show exactly why I am the greatest thing going in this company.

???: Mr. Reigner.

(Suddenly the three stop in their tracks as they are confused at the familiar voice before turning around to see Lars Grier)

Lars: It’s a pleasure to meet you.

(Lars offers a handshake that Noah looks down at and refuses while looking straight into Lars’ face)

Lars: Fair enough. I just thought I’d congratulate the rookie for his big accomplishment last week. You might just be the quickest CITV winner in EAW history and that’s nothing to just ignore. I was personally rooting for someone else, however seeing you shock the world and capture that briefcase put me on notice. You must know the hype and expectations are at an all time high now right?

Noah: You’re telling me this for what reason? I don’t need your underhanded “props” nor do I need any pep talk from you.

Lars: Easy there kid, I’m just saying, I’d hate to see you…. Fall under the immense pressure you’re about to find yourself under as long as you hold that briefcase. You don’t even know the half of it but you think you have all the answers, take it from someone in EAW who’s actually established.

Noah: Established? The only thing established about you is your inability to show up in big moments and losing at the biggest stage. I don’t do that. I don’t lose, and unlike you I actually won my match at Pain for Pride. Who are you to be giving me any type of warning or advice?

Lars: Who am I? I’ll tell you who I am, I’m somebody who entered this damn company as a promising prospect with a load of hype JUST LIKE YOU, and what did I do with it? I let it get to my head and kept my head out of the game because I got to a prominent position so early in the game that I thought I didn’t have to keep working anymore. I had world opportunities that I absolutely wasted because just like you.. I thought I had all the answers but I didn’t. You can either take heed, or you can find out the hard way.

Lars: Listen, in this business with the hype that you have, you can either become the next Jamie O’Hara or the next Vance Tybull.

Noah: Who?

Lars: Exactly, and based on how you’re acting, the latter wouldn’t surprise me one bit.

(Cameron Church steps in front of Noah)

Cameron Church: Listen here Lars, the only person who needs to be giving Noah any advice is me. I’m his trainer, and from the looks of it only one of us have an actual accomplishment to our name. So if anybody should be taking advice here it should be you on how to be a winner for once.

Lars: You know there’s actually value in losing, you learn lessons to further improve your craft to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes twice. I’m glad I’ve taken the losses that I did because when I finally reach that mountain top it will have been proven to be all worth it. What about you though? What happens when Noah takes his first L here, you know it’s coming sooner or later, you won’t even know how to react and you’ll squirm out of here once the going gets rough because you thought you had it all figured out now it’s a rude awakening for you. You think you got it all figured out, you don’t even realize you’re just in the honeymoon period here in EAW. It gets harder and harder from here on out and that briefcase is nothing but a target on your back, so many guys in the back want to go at you to prove a point and you better be ready for it. Shoot, based on this convo and seeing how much of a conceited piece of shit you are, you can now consider ME one of those guys.

Noah: Ohhhh I’m shook, you’re one of those guys? Nah oh wise one, you’re just another notch under my belt. You know how it goes, line em up and I’ll shoot… em…. down. You think EAW is my first rodeo? I’ve been in this game for YEARS pal, and I’ve taken over company after company, EAW might be a bit more glamorous and the amenities & benefits may be greater.. but the so called “Elite” talent is STILL inferior to me. You’re no different. I know it sucks that I’ve managed to do more in three months than you have in two years and that I didn’t need to get handed opportunity after opportunity to impress management only to squander it, but that’s your personal issue, not mine. Get used to this face, because this is the face of a man who unlike you, will meet and exceed expectations here. I’m not going anywhere any time soon.

Lars: I refuse to be another notch under the belt of nothing more than a glorified indy darling who thinks he can just waltz into this company and be handed everything. This is the LAND OF ELITE, and here NOTHING comes easy. You’ll find that out soon enough. Congrats on your move to Voltage, you better hope I get moved elsewhere, for your sake.

Noah: Nothing has come easy, I just make it look easy. And hopefully you do, I’ll be waiting for you. Step up to the plate but the end result is always the same, House always wins.

(Noah, Cameron, and Evelyn brush past Lars as Lars continues to look on with a serious and focused expression)

( Camera transitions to another part of the backstage area, where there’s a private interview room with two chairs on opposite sides of a coffee table, and a couple of potted plants in the background. In one of the chairs we see Mr. DEDEDE sitting in that room alone, holding his phone up to his ear engaged in a conversation. )

Mr. DEDEDE: *ON THE PHONE* Yeah the bitch is late. One of these goofy bitches we hire to for interviews, they usually just hold a mic in your face – pause – and ask you how you feeling. It’s just me now by myself though.

( Person on the phone replies. )

DDD: Yeah it’s been a crazy night at work already. I can’t wait to get the fuck outta here man. I had to teach that dumb bitch Cam and her simping husband a lesson, now HRDO’s bugging out. I’m thinking of taking a little rendezvous down to the DR for a bit and let Theron and Ripley hold down the fort while I’m away. You still got the hunnys lined up right?

( Person on the phone responds. )

DDD: Gay??? Bruh don’t tell me you got worked into a shoot too? :mjlol:

DDD: Muthafucka I already told you what it was. We just did lines out that hookers asscrack like three weeks ago. Obviously I’m not some motherfucking faggot. :skip:

( Person on the phone responds again. )

DDD: Come on stop playing around. I already told you the first time. IRS had me by the balls over some “Tax evasion” type shit man, they were trying to Wesley Snipes me know what I mean? I had to get my money up somehow, but who’da thought I’d be tripling my net worth :shrug: Being gay pays.

( Person on the phone responds once more. )

DDD: Bro Amari wasn’t my boyfriend he was a paid actor :skip: you know I don’t give a fuck about the gay community. It was the same shit with Cam, I never actually respected the chick, but I DO respect that feminism bag!

DDD: It’s one thing to have the gays behind you but if you got the females too??? It’s over. I’m totally down to objectify a chick though, that’s all these women are anyway, objects :ahh:

DDD: Seriously though don’t be god damn stupid bro you sounding like the majority of wrestling fans. They’ll believe anything they see on TV. How the fuck am I gonna be gay when I literally got a new toy from Empire on my arm every few months–

( Just then, Sofia Clarke rushes into the room with her notes in her hand. )

Sofia Clarke: Hey boss I’m so sorry I’m late! The stage crew didn’t inform me you were on for the interview segment this early!

DDD: Uhh, well fine i guess, when do we start rolling?

Sofia: Ummmm… *sofia looks into the camera* oh shoot, the recording light is on, I think we’re live right now.

DDD: ………. How long have we been live?

Sofia: Oh gosh, it’s at least a few minutes. I’m so sorry I wish I knew about this blunder.

DDD: …… So it caught the me not being gay thing? :lupe:

Sofia: Wait a minute, you’re not really gay???

DDD: ………… :krabs: !!!! I gotta go

( DDD gets up and quickly walks out of the room, leaving behind a confused Sofia Clarke. )

(A Story To Tell by Woe, Is Me begins to play as the crowd begins to cheer. Jack Ripley emerges onto the stage with the 24/7 Contract in his hands. He goes down to the ring where he holds up the contract.)

Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing 202 pounds… THE WINNER OF THE 2018 24/7 CONTRACT… JACCKKK RIIIPPPLEEEYYYYY!

( “DON’T STOP” by InnerPartySystem begins to play as Noah Reigner walks onto the stage with the Cash In The Vault briefcase in his hand. Evelyn Ridley walks out beside him. He enters the ring as Evelyn Ridley stays at ringside.)

Stephie Love: And his opponent, from Seattle, Washington, weighing 184 pounds. THE 2018 CASH IN THE VAULT WINNER… NOAHHHH REEIIGNNNERRRR!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Stew: Both of these men came out of Pain for Pride with huge victories. Noah Reigner was the Cash In The Vault ladder match and Jack Ripley won the 24/7 Contract Battle Royal. Both men are upcoming stars in the company and now they meet here tonight at the Draft. Jack Ripley makes the first move. He charges at Noah Reigner and Noah quickly ducks. Noah gets behind Jack and executes a drop kick to the back of Jack Ripley. Jack is knocked into the corner but catches himself. Noah comes charging in from behind and goes for a body splash on Jack! Jack quickly side steps it at Noah crashes into the turnbuckle. Jack runs across the ring and bounces off the ropes for momentum! HE TAKES DOWN NOAH REIGNER WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE! THAT ALMOST TOOK HIS HEAD OFF!

Kawajai: Noah stumbles to his feet as he’s feeling the after effects of that clothesline. He is met with a kick to the gut by Jack Ripley! Jack pulls him in and sets him up! SNAP SUPLEX! JACK QUICKLY EXECUTES THAT FLAWLESS SUPLEX AS NOAH CRASHES DOWN INTO THE RING! Noah is down and Jack makes his way to the corner. Jack climbs to the top rope but Noah begins to stir! Jack is perched. NOAH JUMPS UP AND CRASHES INTO THE ROPE! JACK FALLS TO A SITTING POSITION ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! NOAH NOW JUMPS UP THERE WITH HIM! HE JUMPS ONTO RIPLEY…. HURRICANRANA! MY GOD! HE HITS A HURRICANRANA THAT SENDS JACK RIPLEY FLYING FROM THE TOP ROPE INTO THE RING BELOW!

Deadprez: NOAH QUICKLY JUMPS STRAIGHT TO THE TOP ROPE AND FOLLOWS UP THAT AMAZING DISPLAY WITH A LEAPING MOONSAULT! HE CRASHES INTO JACK RIPLEY WITH GREAT FORCE AS HE MAKES THE COVER!

ONEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOO!

Deadprez: KICKOUT! Jack Ripley endures those big moves from Noah Reigner! Noah steps back as he plots his next course of action. Jack Ripley is stirring as he gets to one knee. Noah takes off charging at him as Jack finally stands up… STEP UP ENZUIGIRI! NO! JACK DUCKS AT THE LAST SECOND AND NOAH MISSES HIS MARK! HE MANAGES TO LAND BUT JACK COMES UP AND SENDS HIM FLYING ACROSS THE RING WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! NOAH BRINGS HIMSELF TO SIT UP IN THE CORNER! HE’S SITTING AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES AND JACK RUNS RIGHT TO HIM AND HITS A RUNNING KNEE TO THE SEATED NOAH! JACK NOW PULLS NOAH TO HIS FEET! HE STEPS BACK AND HITS ANOTHER RUNNING KNEE TO THE HEAD! THE MOVE HE CALLS DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME!

Stew: Noah collapses from the impact! Jack has been fierce with this onslaught! Jack Ripley makes his way to the corner again! He stands tall as he climbs to the top rope! NOAH SEEMS LIFELESS THIS TIME! JACK LEAPS! BELIEVE IT OR NOT! THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS BY JACK RIPLEY! NOAH COUNTERS! HE GETS HIS KNEES UP AT THE LAST SECOND AND JACK RIPLEY CRASHES INTO THE KNEES OF NOAH REIGNER! Jack grabs his midsection as he is in extreme pain right now! Jack stumbles to his feet and Noah pulls him in! ROGUE CUTTER: REDUX! THE ROLLING CUTTER BY NOAH REIGNER! HE COVERS JACK RIPLEY!

ONEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOO!

Kawajai: JACK KICKS OUT! Noah leaps to his feet. He sits Jack up to a sitting position! Noah steps back and charges at Jack! RUNNING BIG BOOT! HE TO TAKE JACK’S HEAD OFF BUT JACK DUCKS! NOAH MISSES HIS MARK AND JACK LEAPS UP BEHIND HIM! HE GRABS NOAH FROM BEHIND AND HITS THE DOUBLE KNEE BACK BREAKER! NOW JACK MAKES THE COVER!

ONEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!

Deadprez: NOW NOAH KICKS OUT! What a back and forth match by these two men! Jack Ripley steps back as he is calling for Noah to stand up! Noah manages to get to his feet but he’s groggy! YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! THE SUPER KICK BY JACK RIPLEY! BUT NOAH DUCKS! NOAH GETS BEHIND JACK AND PULLS HIM IN! THE HARD GOODBYE! BUT JACK SLIPS AWAY FROM HIM! HE GRABS NOAH AND EXECUTES AN ARM DRAG! Jack and Noah both managed to avoid the other’s finishing maneuver just then! Meanwhile, Jack Ripley goes to the top rope! Noah Reigner pulls himself to his feet again! He turns towards Jack… MISSLE DROP KICK! JACK HITS A HUGE MISSLE DROP KICK TO NOAH REIGNER! THE IMPACT SENDS NOAH THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AS HE FALLS TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!

Stew: Jack Ripley stumbles to the corner! He steps back and charges! SUICIDE DIVE! HE FLIES THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPES BUT NOAH SIDE STEPS! JACK MISSES AND GOES CRASHING DOWN COMPLETELY MISSING HIS MARK! NOAH TAKES ADVANTAGE AS HE CLIMBS UP THE STEPS AND GETS TO THE TOP ROPE! THESE TWO MEN HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FLY HIGH ALL MATCH! JACK RIPLEY BRINGS HIMSELF TO HIS FEET AND NOAH TAKES OFF! A DIVING MOON SAULT TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING AS HE CRASHES INTO JACK RIPLEY!

Kawajai: Both men are laid out here in front of us! Noah is the first to stir but I’m sure he took some damage from throwing all caution to the wind with that leaping moonsault! He stumbles towards Ripley who has begun to stir as well! Noah leads Jack towards the ring. BUT JACK QUICKLY KNEES NOAH IN THE GUT! HE ROLLS NOAH ONTO THE APRON! JACK FOLLOWS SUIT AND STANDS UP THERE! HE PULLS NOAH UP… DDT! HE DROPS NOAH DOWN FOR A VICIOUS DDT RIGHT ON THE APRON OF THE RING! JACK GETS INTO THE RING AND PULLS NOAH INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! HE MAKES THE COVER!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Deadprez: KICK OUT! Noah Reigner is still in this match! Jack pulls Noah up and grips him from behind… GERMAN SUPLEX! BUT NOAH STRIKES BACK WITH AN ELBOW TO THE JAW OF JACK! JACK FALLS BACK! NOAH GETS TO HIM AND EXECUTES A QUICK RELEASE DRAGON SUPLEX! JACK IS DOWN! HE GRABS THE ROPES AND PULLS HIMSELF TO HIS FEET! NOAH WAS READY! STEP UP ENZUIGIRI! JACK BEGINS TO FALL OVER BUT NOAH CATCHES HIM! HE GRABS HIM AND HITS A NECK BREAKER! HE COVERS JACK!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Stew: ANOTHER KICK OUT BY JACK! NOAH HAS GROWN FRUSTRATED! He gets to his feet and pulls Jack up! BUT JACK SPRINGS TO LIFE! JACK RIPLEY PUSHES NOAH BACKWARDS AND HITS A DROP KICK! HE CHARGES AND HITS A RUNNING DOUBLE KNEE STRIKE! NOAH IS KNOCKED INTO THE CORNER! JACK CHARGES AND HITS A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! NOAH STUMBLES FORWARD… YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! SUPER KICK! NO! NOAH DUCKS UNDERNEATH! JACK TRIES TO REGAIN HIMSELF BUT NOAH HITS ANOTHER STEP UP ENZUIGIRI! NOAH PULLS IN JACK…THE HARD GOODBYE! THE SWINGING LEG HOOK FIREMAN’S CARRY SLAM CONNECTS! NOAH COVERS JACK RIPLEY!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Kawajai: IT’S OVER! NOAH REIGNER WINS!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

( “DON’T STOP” by InnerPartySystem begins to play as Noah Reigner stumbles to his feet as he is handed the Cash In The Vault briefcase. Jack Ripley rolls out of the ring with his 24/7 contract in disappointment. Evelyn Ridley meets Noah in the ring as the two celebrate his victory.)

Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… NOAHHHHHH REEEIIIGNNNERRRR!

Stew: What a match by these two men! They’ve just further proven why they are two of the most promising stars in this company!

Kawajai: These two slugged it out and it was a last second dodge by Noah Reigner that opened up the door for him to win the match.

Deadprez: Noah Reigner’s undefeated streak continues! Just how far can he carry it? He barely gets by with the victory against Jack Ripley who almost succeeded in defeating him.

(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)

(Camera pans backstage to Astraea Jordan walking down the hall, she stops at a room that says “Malcolm Jones” as the sight of the name alone solicits boos from the crowd, she opens the door to see Malcolm sitting on the edge of a bench with his head down. She approaches him and puts her hand on his head as she begins talking.)

Astraea: Hey Malc, you ready for the big move?

MJ: Chill you messing up the waves!

Astraea: Boy aint nobody making this head anymore nappy than it already is. But seriously, how are you feeling?

MJ: I ain’t feeling like myself. Haven’t been the same since PFP when I took that L.

Astraea: This is why you should have let me come out and stop that bum ass deadbeat Big Mike from costing you the match. But you insisted on keeping me out of the loop “no matter what happens”. Regret it now?

MJ: Nah not really. I took an L but I would have rather lost than to have won the way Chris did. It is what it is tho, we gonna cross paths again tho and when we do shits gonna be real different.

Astraea: Yeah you’re right, because I’ll be there to make sure you get what’s yours.

MJ: Excuse me?

Astraea: You heard me. Wherever you going, I’M going. That’s the type of time I’m on for Season 12. In the immortal words of Ne-yo, we bosses by ourselves, but we’re a force when we’re together. We make each other better, so why not max out that potential and take this damn company over and stop playing around?

MJ: You know what babe, you might be onto something.

Astraea: Sis, I KNOW I’m onto something. All I was doing for the past two months was envisioning us starting Season 12 with our respective world championships. Being at the top of the brand we’re on, and then PFP happened and those clown ass dirty ass gentrified Brooklyn rats fucked everything up. I’m not letting my dreams get crushed again like that. It took everything out of me to not come out there and choke Big Mike out with my braid especially after I escorted you out but I respected your wishes. Now it’s your turn to respect mine.

MJ: So what exactly are you saying?

Astraea: A couple that slays together stays together. Me and you, side by side everywhere we go, whether that be Empire or Showdown, taking this company by storm. That means when I’m out there on Empire next week winning that Unified Womens World Championship, you gonna be right there by my side to celebrate with me. And when you’re out there on Showdown claiming your rightful spot at the top, I’m gonna be right there celebrating with you. It’s time we take what was promised to us long ago back when DEDEDE was telling us how our talent would one day have us dominating this company. That day is now.

(Malcolm Jones stands up from the bench and stands in front of Astraea as he looks into her eyes)

MJ: I hear that. You’re completely right, the time is now and we gonna take what is owed. Pain for Pride might have been a bad weekend for me, but for you it was a career defining one. Next week will also be career defining. Clearly you’re doing something right that I need to be following for myself. So ima let you take charge and be the boss lady in this situation. I had a minor setback, but now it’s time for a major comeback, with you by my side from here on out. Thank you for the much needed motivation.

(The two hug as the camera fades to black)

RA: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! and it is the Clash of Champions fatal 4-way match! Introducing first from Pawtucket, Rhode Island weighing in tonight at 210 lbs, he is your Interwire Champion… AHRENNN FOURNIERRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

Kawajai: Ahren Fournier just comes up big every time. People keep expecting him to fail at some point, and he keeps disappointing them. Fournier is success in the flesh.

(“Incredible” by SECRETS plays throughout the arena as Ahren Fournier walks down the ramp to the ring to the sound of loud boos)

RA: Introducing next, residing from New York City weighing in at 255 lbs, he is the New Breed Champion! XANDER! PAYNE!

(“It Follows” by Cane Hill blasts throughout the arena as Xander Payne appears at the top of the ramp, he begins walking down to the ring to a chorus of boos)

Deadprez: Maybe nobody expected Xander Payne to walk out of Pain for Pride as New Breed Champion, but he turned a lot of skeptics into believers that tonight. Xander’s really earned his stripes and has the ability to make tremendous improvements. It feels like his repertoire is expanding with every match, and tonight is yet another step in the road for Xander; yet another chapter in his storybook.

RA: Introducing next, he is your EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION! JOHNNY VENTURA!!!!

(Clocks by Phillip Klein plays as Johnny Ventura confidently walks down to the ring to a mixed reaction of boos and cheers)

Kawajai: Johnny Ventura has main event potential. I don’t think anybody considers that to be in question. The guy has succeeded with flying colors in the past, and while he hasn’t been World Champion for one reason or another, I think everybody knows the talent has always been there. A year ago Ventura probably didn’t think he’d be where he is right now, but I’m betting he’s grateful he is, once again on the prowl, headed in the right direction, this time making his mark as Hardcore Champion.

RA: AND! Now residing in South Beach, Florida! He is your EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! Prince of Phenomenal!!!!!!

(“If I Had A Heart”by Fever Ray begins to play throughout the arena as Prince of Phenomenal appears walking to the ring to a split reaction)

Stew-O: Prince of Phenomenal is another elitist who’s experienced something of a career renaissance. It’s interesting. In this match you have amazing talents who have cemented their legacies but appear hungrier than ever today in Ventura and Prince of Phenomenal right here, and on the other end of the spectrum you have Ahren Fournier who appears to be on the main event track and Xander Payne who has loads of potential. Definitely quite the dichotomy between two of these elitists and the other two as they ready to engage in action for championship supremacy!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stew-o: All four of these men holding prestigious titles are ready to prove tonight why they are the best champion, why they should be looked at as the real deal!

Deadprez: Rightfully said, Stew, as Ahren and Xander go at each other in one corner, Johnny Ventura and Prince of Phenomenal in another, hard right hands being traded in both corners Ahren with a stiff shot to the face of Xander Payne, now Prince with a shot to the face of Johnny!

Kawajai: No! Johnny ducks under it forcing Prince into the corner himself, Johnny unloading with rights and lefts this man proving exactly why he is your hardcore champion, Johnny with an Irish whip, clotheslining Prince of the top, quickly following behind him!

Stew-O: Ahren still going to town on Xander Payne in the corner, now whipping Xander into the ropes, Xander comes back Ahren with a strong Belly to Belly suplex!

Deadprez: He just threw another grown man across the ring, like a small child! Now he’s just lighting into Xander with some stiff hard kicks to the chest and midsection area, Xander looks to be in trouble early in this match!

Kawajai: Nope! Xander Payne catching the foot of Ahren Fournier! Xander now getting back to a vertical base with Ahrens’ foot still in hand! Picking Ahren up on to his shoulders getting him in position for a beautiful Argentine Neck Breaker! Xander Payne scurrying to the cover!

Ref: ONEEEEEEE!!!!

Stew-O: Ahren with a powerful kick out after one, looks to be a little too early for a pinfall victory here! Xander right back in control of Ahren! Locking in a sleeper hold, with action going on outside the ring right here in front of us! as Johnny Ventura slamming the back of Prince of Phenomenal off the edge of our announce table!\

Deadprez: Did you feel our table just shift from the impact of these two guys hitting it! Johnny now trying to leap on top of Prince, as prince moves out of the way, Johnny Ventura now laying hunched over our side of the announce table, with Prince rolling back into the ring! And a nasty stomp to the back of Xander Payne’s head!

Kawajai: Prince now picking up Xander throwing him into the corner, what does he have in mind, a running clothesline causing Xander to fall onto the mat laying, Prince now climbing to the top rope could he be looking to end it here? He has to be hurting after being rammed into our announce table earlier you can see it on his face, not able to climb the ropes as fast as normal.

Stew-O: Guys I think he’s going for the…. 450 SPLASH BUT NOOOO! NOBODY HOME AS XANDER PAYNE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND! Xander now going for another pin attempt!

REF: ONEEEEEE… TWOOOOOOO…

Deadprez: Johnny Ventura breaking up the pin in what had to be the nick of time, I swear after that miss on the 450 Splash it had to be over Johnny saving the match for himself, as he disposes of Xander to the outside of the ring! Now going for a cover of his own on Prince!

Ref: ONEEEEEEE… TWOOOOO…

Kawajai: No this time it’s Ahren Fournier breaking of the pinfall, Ahren back in the mix here helping Johnny to his feet, SNAP SUPLEX?? NO JOHNNY VENTURA blocking it! fighting trying to reverse the suplex attempt but Ahren with a kick to the gut of Johnny Ventura delivering a snap suplex shortly after! and a beautiful one to say the least!

Stew-O: We have bodies laying everywhere Xander laying on the outside, Prince rolling out of the ring still in agony after missing the 450 splash, Johnny Ventura down and out from the snap suplex he just received, and Ahren looks to be catching his breath every man in this match is down, Johnny rolling with Ahren going for a cover, but Johnny THE AWARENESS AND RING KNOWLEDGE HE HAS ROLLS OUT OF THE RING before a cover can be made!

Deadprez: You have to love it though Johnny Ventura the veteran that he is knowing to roll out of the ring, possibly and most definitely saving this match, Ahren now making it back to his feet, Xander Payne is rolling back into the ring it looks like these two are going to go at it now, they come to the center of the ring trade blows! lefts! rights! Xander definitely with the size and power advantage but can he keep up with the speed of Ahren Fournier? Xander with a kick to the midsection of Ahren, Irish Whipping him into the ropes!

Kawajai: Xander with a clothesline, but no Ahren ducks under it off the ropes again coming back with a clothesline attempt of his own Xander knock down to the ground I don’t think he knows where he is! rolling around in the middle of the ring trying to push himself up! Ahren runs off the ropes hitting Xander Payne with STORYBOOK ENDING! to back of the head of Xander Payne, Ahren Fournier rolling Xander into the cover!

REF: ONEEEEE! TWOOOOOO! THREEEEEEE!!!!

(DING DING DING)

RA: Here is your winner by way of pinfall he is the EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION Ahhhrennnn Fournnnnierrrrrr!!!!!

(“Incredible” by SECRETS plays throughout the arena as the referee hands Ahren Fournier his Interwire Championship trying to raise his hand, but Ahren pulls away rolling out of the ring in disgust as he walks back up the ramp.

Stew-O: A Hell of a match we just witnessed every man in this match deserved to win, but tonight there could only be one winner and his name is Ahren Fournier

Deadprez: This match was a case of right place at the right time, here at the end Ahren just wanted it more and he put himself in a spot to pick up the victory with his Storybook ending I’ll tell you what I can guarantee you Xander Payne is seeing fairytales right now!

Kawajai: All four of these men have a lot going for them right now, somebody had to win tonight!

(Commercial Break)

(Camera opens up to Aaron Fitzpatrick standing inside the ring smiling)

Aaron: Ladies and Gentlemen, as you know due to the circumstances revolving Ronn Banks Vs Theron Nikolas with all the stipulations involved it has left Showdown without a General Manager.

(Crowd Boos)

Aaron: But I’ve been given the honor to announce a BRAND NEW Showdown General Manager who is set to lead the brand as the focal point of Season 12.

(Crowds Anticipation builds)

Aaron: Multiple Time World Heavyweight Champion. Two time EAW HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOUR NEW SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER……..

Fitzpatrick: HURRICANE HAWK!!!

(Crowd Erupts)

(“No Regrets” by Pusha T hits as Hurricane Hawk steps out to a HUGE reaction as camera transitions to Deadprez who looks disappointed)

Deadprez: So you mean to tell me, my resume doesn’t warrant Showdown General Manager position?

Pierre: I guess they think your commentary is superb :mjgrin:

Deadprez: Pierre it’s a new season, I’ll smack the shi—

Pierre: AND HAWK IS GIVEN A MICROPHONE AND LETS LISTEN TO WHAT THE GENERAL MANAGER HAS TO SAY!

(Hawk waits as the ovation dies down)

Hawk: Thanks for the Love Seattle. I’ll be honest, apart of me wanted to leave that be it, but the door of my wrestling career closed and this door opened and I saw a chance to further my legacy as a leader by being the leader of this Showdown brand, unlike other leaders my reign won’t be that of terror and I will not have any favorites. Showdown was the brand where I reigned and DOMINATED as the World Heavyweight Champion. This brand, this is the brand where you get an opportunity and everyone will have a chance and an opportunity to prove they are the best in the business today just like I did back then. I can’t wait to get started and I’ll see you everyone Saturday night bringing you the best wrestling on the planet for sure. :salute:

(“No Regrets” by Pusha T hits as Hurricane Hawk drops the microphone and walks out of the ring slapping the hands of fans and taking pictures with the audience)

Pierre: I’m excited for Saturday Nights, aren’t you?

Deadprez: I hate you.

(Camera transitions elsewhere)

(Hard’ by No Jumper, Tay-K and Blocboy JB sounds off around the arena. MoneyMaker Mike walks down to the ring and takes the microphone from the announcer.)

MoneyMaker Mike: Listen up! And listen good! For you are in the presence of greatness! FROM BALTIMORE MARYLAND! WEIGHING IN AT A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 406 POUNDS! A STAGGERING, MEATY, LEAN, MEAN 406 POUNDS MIGHT I ADD! THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST TAG TEAM IN EAW TODAY! THE UNCROWNED EAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!! … MARCO CORE! RICO CORE!!! THE CORRRREEEE BROTTTHHHEEERRRSS!!!

Pierre: Well that was an interesting introduction. Don’t know why our provided ring announcer wasn’t good enough to his job, but it’s fine.

Deadprez: Well obviously you wouldn’t get it. They are so good, that they need someone else that can properly introduce them. Obviously they need someone that can introduce them right! It’s like a lawyer that’s provided for you by court.. Sure they’re doing their job, but you know they’re not doing it with your best interest…

(What A Shame by Too Close To Touch plays throughout the arena as Daryl Kinkade and Charlie more make their way out to the ring.)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: And their opponents.. Weighing in at a combined weight of 455 pounds.. From Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom, and Norwich, England respectively! CHARLIIIEEE MARRRR… AND DARRRYYYYLLLL KIIINNNKAAAADDEEE!!!!!

(Daryl and Charlie walk down to the ring and make their way inside. MoneyMaker Mike gets in their faces)

MoneyMaker Mike: You see these two behind me? They are ten times the tag team that you two are! You’re nothing. Losing at Pain For Pride puts you in the back of the line! Step aside for the true uncrowned champions of EAW THE CORE BROTHERS!

Charlie: ThE cOrE bRoThErS.. Shut you dumb ass up mate..

Pierre: OH and a punch right in the face of the Core Brothers manager by Charlie Marr! That rocked him, and Daryl Kinkade just picks him up and tosses him out of the ring! The Core Brothers are trying to get to Marr and Kinkade but he referee steps in front of them and stops them! He’s trying to restore order here!

(The referee finally gets things settled down. Charlie Marr and Daryl Kinkade decide that Charlie will go first. Core Brother still concerned about their manager, timidly decide Rico will go in first.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Pierre: Charlie Marr and Rico Core start this one off. They’re circling around the ring looking for a spot for them to get the upper hand. Rico Core shoots the leg, and pushes Charlie down to the mat, he turns around.. And hits a beautiful moonsault onto Charlie. Rico rolls up off of him, gets to his feet, and he jumps in the air landing a nice senton on the chest of Charlie Marr. He covers him! Oh, but before the ref is even able to get into a pinning position Charlie Marr kicks out. Rico brings Charlie up to his feet and grabs a headlock pushing back on Charlie pushing him into the ropes. Charlie is able to throw Rico off of him, and Rico runs off bounces off the ropes, and runs right into a clothesline by Charlie Marr! Rico gets back up and runs at Charlie, but Charlie is ready for him and delivers a powerslam! Charlie is on fire here.

Deadprez: Charlie is going up to the top ropes? This isn’t like him at all! Rico doesn’t see it coming, he gets up.. And here comes Charlie! Double Axe Handle! NOO! Rico with a superkick! But Charlie is able to catch the foot, and spin Rico around, and hit an uppercut! And another uppercut! The force of those uppercuts are flinging Rico back into the corner! Rico is in a bad way here! Knife Edge Chop! And another! The ref is coming over telling Charlie he has a five count to get him out!

Ref: One!

Two!

Three!

Four!

Deadprez: But Charlie backs off before the count of five! Rico dashes over at Charlie trying to catch off guard with a clothesline! Charlie again able to dodge the attack by Rico! He grabs rico down to the ground by his arm! He’s trying to put that cross face on him! Rico is struggling though, and Charlie isn’t able to get a grip on him. Charlie just turns to him, and delivers fierce elbows right to the head of Rico!

Pierre: Charlie gets up, now keeping Ricos arm, and just twisting it, contorting it in every which way. You can see the pain on Rico’s face, as Charlie jumps in the air and has all of his body weight just crush Rico’s arm. Charlie gets up, jumps in the air, and does it again! And again! And again! He is destroying that arm. Charlie finally lets him back up, and tosses Rico off the ropes, Rico runs back.. AND A VICIOUS SPIN BUSTER! The pin!

Deadprez: Wait, the ref is waving it off? OH and from behind here comes Marco! He hits a bulldog on Charlie, and pops right back on his feet. HE HITS A SUPERKICK! And maneuvers himself in position, and hits a snap DDT! He covers him!

Ref: One! Two!

Deadprez: But Daryl break the pin! Marco gets up to a knee, but doesn’t take his attention off of Charlie as he starts hitting Charlie in the face wit those right hands! He brings Charlie back up, but Charlie with an elbow to the gut! And another! Charlie gets out of Marco’s clutches, and goes to run off the ropes, but Marco isn’t far behind! Wait what’s he doing? Marco didn’t hit Charlie, instead he goes through the ropes, and lands on the apron! He turns around positioning himself on the ropes looking to leap! Looking for a diving elbow! No! Charlie rolls right under it, and tags in Daryl Kinkade! Daryl is coming in like a house on fire! A clothesline to Marco, an elbow to Rico knocking him off the apron! And here comes Daryl looking to get to Marco, but Marco delivers a quick kick to the stomach! Oh wait, Daryl caught the leg, and delivers a quick dragon screw leg whip! Marco is on the ground in pain, but Daryl doesn’t end there as he rolls through, and torques that knee further! Marco rolls through to his belly looking to try and stop the pain any way he can! But Daryl continues to hold the leg, twisting that knee. Marco sliding around trying to grasp at the ropes.. And he’s able to get back to his back! And delivers some quick kicks to the face of Daryl Kinkade.. It has him staggered, and Marco is able to get back onto his feet. Marco runs over to Rico, and tags him in.

Pierre: THE MONEY MAKER! The Core Brothers just hit Daryl Kinkade with their double team finisher! Daryl seems out of it! Rico covers Daryl!

Ref: One! Two! Thre–

Pierre: And Charlie Marr jumps in and makes the save right at the nick of time. But gets blasted in the face by Marco for his efforts and rolls out of the ring. Rico is just dragging Daryl around by his hair, and slapping him the face. What disrespect! Rico takes a hold of Daryl’s head, really rearing back on that headlock. But Daryl is fighting back! He’s delivering quick sharp elbows to the gut of Rico, but Rico just keeps beating Daryl down! And rides him back down the ground, keeping that headlock intact! I’ll tell you what Prez, this crowd is not liking this! They seem to be getting a little antsy here!

Deadprez: Yeah well Rico isn’t wrestling for them, he’s wrestling to be effective. Haven’t they ever watched MMA? That sport is real popular nowadays, and it’s basically this! Just two dudes laying on each other having a rest! But! It is a lot more painful than it looks, I will say. Look at the angle Rico is manipulating Daryl’s neck! LOOK AT IT! THAT IS ART! Oh no! Daryl is fighting back, he’s finding the strength within to get back on his feet! LOOK AT THE STRENGTH! Daryl just lifts Rico into the air, and drops him crotch first onto the ropes! He’s sitting there like a .. Well a sitting duck! Charlie Marr now appears on the apron right next to Rico… Daryl standing right in front of Rico. What are they planning on doing here? OH GOD THAT LOOKS PAINFUL! Charlie is shaking the ropes up and down, Rico’s crotch is feeling the full of effects of that ropes being shoved right in there! And Daryl is just delivering knife edge chops to the chest of Rico! It’s a double move from hell! He must want to be dead! I know that’s how I would feel…

Pierre: Enough of your morbid sense of humor. Charlie flings the rope up one more time, and Rico falls back into the ring. Rico is just gripping at his entire body, all of it hurts! Marco slides in the ring! He sees Rico laying on the ground in agony, and seems pissed! He runs at Daryl! GREEN LIGHT!! NO Daryl moved out of the way.. Charlie pulls down the ring rope and Marco goes flying over. Daryl turns his attention back to Rico, he pulls him up.. BEAUTIFUL LIE!! Daryl just plants Rico with that Cross Legged Fishermans Buster! Here’s the pin!

Ref: One! Two! Threeee!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Here is your winners of the match… DAARRRYYLLLLL KINKAAAADDDDEE…. AND CHAARRRLLIIIIEEE MAAAAARRRRR!!

Pierre: That is the way you come back after losing the biggest match of your career. This is the kind of match you have to win to show your true colors. Sure they didn’t get the job done at Pain For Pride, but their title hopes do not end their. They have proven to be a legitimate threat in this company, and I have no doubt in my mind that they will find themselves in the Tag Team Title hunt in no time again!

Deadprez: Yeah, well.. Let’s not take anything away from the Core Brothers, they did their thing tonight! They controlled most of the match in my eyes, and if it wasn’t for a move here, and a move there, we could be singing the praises of the Core Brothers even more!

Pierre: Well of course! But one thing is for sure, the tag team scene is heating up! And anything can happen in EAW!

(Commercial Break)

(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)

(We return inside the arena and fade inside the ring where “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes plays. In the ring stands EAW Head of Talent Relations Ashten Cross with a microphone in hand. He clears his throat as the music begins to die down and brings the microphone up to speak)

Cross: Uhh… HRDO was supposed to be doing this, but uhh… obviously he’s preoccupied with something else, so here I am. I know why you’re all here tonight, and it’s certainly not to have me evaluate the job of Dynasty General Manager StarrStan, that’s not what tonight is about. I’m not gonna beat around the bush or make this any longer than it needs to be… Starr get out here.

(“2nd Sucks” by A Day to Remember hits as StarrStan approaches the stage in a grey suit. He takes a deep breath and looks around the crowd before continuing down the ramp)

(Starr grabs a microphone from ringside and enters the ring with it. As he enters the ring, Cross walks up to him getting in his face, causing Starr to flinch. Cross lets out a laugh and begins to speak)

Cross: StarrStan… scared? You must really think you’re getting fired huh?

(Starr raises the microphone to speak but Cross puts his hand over the top and forces it back down to Starr’s waist)

Cross: No, no… there’s no need for you to speak. Just listen, alright?

(Starr sheepishly nods)

Cross: You fucked up, you know that right? Not just once either, or twice, or even three times… you’ve fucked up more times than I can count. I have a stack of complaints from members of your roster that’s sky high. Truly, it’s impressive you should see it, I should’ve brought a picture it’s like…

(Cross extends his arms out horizontally to show his wingspan and then brings it vertical)

Cross: But like you know, I’m kinda short… so even BIGGER THAN THAT! I’ve never seen anything like it. THEY HATE YOU STARR… THEY REALLY DO! THEY ABSOLUTELY HATE YOU!!

(The camera focuses in on Starr’s uncomfortable face)

Cross: And as Head of Talent relations here… essentially it’s my job to make sure that the talent doesn’t have any problems… and the talent on Dynasty all have a problem… that problem is you. So it doesn’t really take much to see the situation myself in. It seems obvious. I should fire you, right here, right now, in front of the entire world.

Cross: But I’m not going to.

(Starr’s facial expression suddenly changes, shock appears on his face)

Cross: Starr, I believe you made the best of a truly awful situation. Bulllshit, piled on week after week, you couldn’t get away from it. Each week, hell… each day it was something new. I’m of the belief that weaker men would’ve crumbled and lost total control of everything. Now don’t get me wrong… you came close, you came DAMN close… but you didn’t break, you didn’t crumble, you were able to keep the thousands of cracks together… and that should be commended.

Cross: Not only that but this is the first night of Season 12. The Draft. New rosters and new beginnings. I think this is exactly what you need. Put that latter half of Season 11 behind you and begin fresh.

Cross: Starr I won’t be firing you.

(Cross’ smile fades)

Cross: But I’m sticking my neck out for you. Don’t make me regret this. Because if you do, it’s not gonna be good for me, and it damn sure won’t be good for you.

(Cross’ smile returns as he pats Starr on the shoulder. Starr is left in the ring heaving with his hands on his knees as “Seven Nation Army” picks back up. Cross exits the ring and the camera fades)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Ladies and Gentlemen, this next contest is scheduled FOR ONE FALL!!…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

(“Ivy” by The Amity Affliction hits as Theron Nikolas, Mr. DEDEDE and Jack Ripley makes their way through the curtain to a CHORUS of boos. He holds the King of Elite crown in his right hand as he stands on the stage, soaking in every ounce of the reaction the thousands in attendance throw his way.)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing FIRST accompanied to the ring by the 24/7 Contract holder, Jack Ripley and one half of the Unified Tag Team Champions, the EAW Chairman, Mr. DEDEDE from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in tonight at TWO HUNDRED AND TEN POUNDS!!!… HE IS THE 2018 KING OF ELITE!!!… THERON NIIIIIKKKKOOOOLLLLAAAAASSSSS!!!!

Deadprez: I still can’t believe it! I’ve been celebrating for the entire week; I’ve barely slept – but, that was my absolute FAVOURITE moment of Pain for Pride! It was GLORIOUS! Having the chance to watch this man RETIRE Ronn Banks… I might need another bottle of champagne, guys.

Stew-O: Their match was one for the ages; many moments that had the entire world on the edge of their seats. There were moments where it looked like either man was going to walk out of Pain for Pride as the victor. The Hail to the King countered into the GTR; the GTR countered into the Chaos Theory – but…

Deadprez: But, what?

Stew-O: You know exactly what. Their actions at Pain for Pride and tonight have been completely reprehensible.

(Theron enters the ring and makes his way across the ring, climbing up onto the middle turnbuckle and looks out at those in attendance. He jumps back down to the canvas and stares intently up the ramp as fire shoots from the stage and ringpost before “Monster” by Skillet hits. HRDO slowly makes his way through the curtain to a THUNDEROUS roar of cheers, standing on the stage and stares directly down at the ring and the King of Elite.)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing his opponent from Parts Unknown, weighing in tonight at THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THREE POUNDS!!!… HE IS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING!!!… HE IS… H!!! R!!! D!!! O!!!!!!!!

Kawajai: you have to wonder what’s going through the mind of the Vice President. He had to watch as Mr. DEDEDE turned his back on this company; as he screwed Ronn Banks out of his career, and now may be walking into the same scenario. I have no doubts that they’re going to attempt to come into play tonight.

Deadprez: Pfft. You’re saying that like Theron is going to need their help, Kawajai.

Kawajai: I know how good Theron is; we saw it at Pain for Pride – but, you can’t tell me that this is going to be a match where two men square off until the better man stands tall. DEDEDE put HRDO’s back against the wall with this and I believe that he has any intention of things not going to plan.

(DDD and Ripley stands on the apron as Theron leans back in his corner; HRDO climbs up onto the apron, glaring at all three before entering the ring. The referee looks at DDD who demands that he rings the bell as both he and Ripley jump off the apron.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Stew-O: The bell rings and this Pain for Pride level contest in officially underway! Theron coming off a CONTROVERSIAL win at Pain for Pride, but a victory that was undoubtedly the biggest win of his career. Theron stepping forward immediate as HRDO stands in the corner with that emotionless gaze. You have to remember that Theron is in ring with a former World Heavyweight Champion. HRDO finally step forward and the two come face to face; HRDO towers over the King of Elite – AND THERON FIRES WITH AN OPEN HANDED SLAP TO THE FACE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT!! A NASTY SCOWL CROSSING THE FACE OF HRDO – WAIT WHAT?! THERON WITH KICK STRAIGHT TO THE GROIN?!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Kawajai: HRDO DROPPING TO HIS HANDS AND KNEES AS JACK RIPLEY SHOOTS INTO THE RING – AND BOTH HE AND THE KING OF ELITE BEGIN TO FIRE AWAY!! RELENTLESS SHOTS FROM BOTH MEN AS DEDEDE SEARCHES UNDER THE RING!! NO!! DEDEDE HAS THAT EQUALIZER; THE SAME WEAPON HE HIT JAMIE O’HARA WITH EARLIER TONIGHT!! JACK PICKING HRDO BACK UP TO HIS KNEES – SUPERKICK!!!!!! THERON NIKOLAS WITH A SUPERKICK STRAIGHT TO THE JAW OF THE VICE PRESIDENT!!!! DEDEDE SLIDING INTO THE RING – DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO ANOTHER PERSON!!! BOTH RIPLEY AND THERON ARE DRAGGING HRDO BACK UP; HOLDING BOTH HIS ARMS BACK!!! THE MAN HAS NO WAY TO DEFEND HIMSELF —- WAIT!!!

Stew-O: IT’S CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!! SHE’S LEADING THE CAVALRY!!! CAMERON, MS. EXTREME, ANDREI SOKOLOVA, RYAN WILSON, KEVIN HUNTER, TLA, THE REVENANT, DEVAN DUBIAN!!! THE EAW ROSTER COMING TO THE AID TO THE VICE PRESIDENT – AND THERON, RIPLEY AND DEDEDE HIGHTAIL IT OUT OF THE RING AND OUT THROUGH THE CROWD!!! THE EAW ROSTER SHOWING THAT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THESE THREE TO RUN RAMPART OVER THIS COMPANY!!!!

(Cameron tends to HRDO as Theron, Ripley and DDD stand at the top of the stairway of the lower tiering of the crowd. The EAW Roster stands in the ring calling the three back down before they walk out through the exit.)

Deadprez: HOW DARE THEY!!!

Stew-O: I hate the think about what was about to happen to HRDO. I still can’t believe DEDEDE. I can’t believe how he has turned on those that helped him turn this company into everything that it is today…

(HRDO gets back to his feet as Cameron continues to check if he’s alright before the camera fades to commercial.)

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(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” By Nirvana /w Dark Leather Jacket begins to play as the crowd rises to their feet. Diamond Cage emerges onto the stage as the crowd roars in support. He holds the EAW Championship over his shoulder as he walks down to the ring. Once he enters the ring he holds up the championship.)

RA: The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing 225 pounds, THE EAW CHAMPION… DIAMMONNNNDD CAGGEEEE!

(“Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus begins to play as the crowd remains on their feet. Darkane slowly walks out onto the stage. He’s expressing a determined look as he carries the Answers World Championship on his shoulders. He walks down to the ring and stands across from his opponent.)

RA: And his opponent, from New Orleans, Louisana, weighing 246 pounds, THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… DARRKKKANNEEEEEEE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Stew: The main event of the 2018 EAW Draft show has finally arrived. EAW’s 2 newest world champions are ready to clash. Whoever wins can perhaps call themselves the top champion in all of EAW.

Kawajai: Diamond Cage managed to defeat Rex McAllister to earn his 2nd EAW World Championships while Darkane toppled Scott Diamond to win his 1st. Both were monumental victories.

Deadprez: This is bound to be one hell of a match. These two had to give their all to escape Pain for Pride victorious.

Stew: The winner of this match would gain bragging rights going into Season 12. Darkane makes the first move as he aggressively charges at Diamond Cage. The Hall of Famer responds with a swift kick to the gut to stop Darkane in his tracks. He grabs his head and leads him to the corner where he slams his face into the turnbuckle multiple times. Darkane now grabs the ropes to stop his head from doing down. He utilizes the back of his head to headbutt Cage right in the face. Cage stumbles backwards and Darkane takes advantage!

Kawajai: DARKANE COMES AT CAGE WITH A RUNNING LARIAT! He almost takes Cage’s head off with that maneuver! Darkane now makes the first cover of the match!

ONEEEEEE!

Kawajai: Cage responds with a quick kick out! Darkane now sits up the 2 time world champion and drives his knee directly into his spine! He repeats the action as Cage is in agony! Darkane steps back and charges for a kick to the back of Cage’s head! Cage immediately jumps to his feet as he gets to the side to avoid Darkane’s attack! Cage comes up behind Darkane and executes a strong german suplex! Darkane crashes into the ring! Diamond Cage now assists Darkane to his feet and he attempts another German Suplex of the same caliber! He lifts Darkane but Darkane grabs the ropes! Cage releases the hold as he stumbles backwards! Cage responds by charging at Darkane!

Deadprez: DARKANE PULLS DOWN THE TOP ROPE AND CAGE TUMBLES OVER THE ROPES! CAGE MANAGES TO LAND ON THE APRON! Darkane thought Cage would’ve crashed to the outside there! Cage quickly stands up! Darkane spins around and Cage grabs his head and pulls him down neck first onto the top rope as Cage jumps down off of the apron to gain more momentum! Darkane immediately is sent back first down into the mat as he grabs at his throat in pain! Cage now grabs Darkane by his ankle and jerks him out of the ring! Darkane slides out of the ring to the outside area! His back bounces off the ground as Cage stands over him!

Stew: Cage grabs Darkane who is still grabbing at his throat! The EAW Champion launches Darkane! HE THROWS HIM RIGHT TOWARDS THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE AND DARKANE GOES RIGHT OVER THE TOP TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE! Cage is relentless in this match! Cage walks around to the other side of the Spanish announce table towards Darkane. Darkane is on his hands and knees as he is crawling out of that wreckage! Cage grabs him and slams him face first into the table! Cage goes to slam Darkane right into the table again but Darkane responds with a vicious elbow to the midsection of Cage! Cage doubles over and now Darkane throws Cage right over the table! Cage crashes down right in front of it!

Kawajai: Darkane stumbles out from behind the table and quickly rolls in and out of the ring as the referee had just reached a count of Seven! Cage is on one knee as he struggles to his feet! DARKANE RUSHES TO HIM! HE LIFTS HIM UP FOR A TIGER SUPLEX AND CAGE CRASHES RIGHT ON TOP OF THE TABLE! The table remains in place without breaking but Cage is definitely feeling the impact from that! Darkane now pulls Cage off the top of the table! Darkane now walks to the ring and gets on the ring apron! Cage stumbles to his feet and Darkane jumps off! DOUBLE AXE HANDLE! CAGE GOES DOWN!

Deadprez: Darkane steps back as Cage stands up! Cage looks completely out of it! He gets up right in front of the steel steps! DARKANE TAKES OFF! DEVIL MAY CRY! THE SPEAR TO THE SPINE! OH NO! CAGE SIDESTEPS IT! DARKANE CRASHES INTO THE STEEL STEPS! I THINK CAGE BAITED HIM INTO DOING THAT! DARKANE IS IN PAIN AS HE MISSED THE MARK! This match has escalated into a brawl! Cage picks up Darkane on to his shoulders! USHIGOROSHI! THE FIREMAN’S CARRY NECKBREAKER! DARKANE FIGHTS BACK! HE VICIOUSLY DRIVES HIS ELBOW INTO THE JAW OF CAGE! HE GETS OFF CAGE’S SHOULDERS! DARKANE GRABS CAGE… ENTER THE GRAVE! THE EVEN FLOW DDT CONNECTS!

Stew: CAGE IS DRIVEN HEADFIRST INTO THE GROUND! Darkane now picks up Cage and throws him into the ring! Darkane rolls in after him. Darkane picks up Cage as he throws him into the nearest corner! DARKANE RUNS FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT RUNS INTO THE FOOT OF CAGE INSTEAD! DARKANE STUMBLES BACKWARDS AND CAGE COMES WITH A CLOTHES LINE OF HIS OWN! DARKANE INSTEAD CHARGES FORWARD RIGHT UNDER CAGES ARM! DARKANE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND COMES BACK AT CAGE! DEVIL MAY CRY! THE SPEAR TO THE SPINE CONNECTS BEFORE CAGE MANAGES TO TURN BACK AROUND! WHAT A VICIOUS SPEAR BY DARKANE! HE COVERS!

ONEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO! THR-

Kawajai: A KICKOUT BY DIAMOND CAGE! DARKANE ALMOST HAD THE VICTORY RIGHT THERE BUT CAGE KICKS OUT! Darkane has a smirk on his face as if he isn’t surprised! He must know how tough Cage is! Darkane gets back up! He lifts up Diamond Cage! Darkane has him! HE GOES FOR ANOTHER ENTER THE GRAVE! THE EVEN FLOW DDT FOR A SECOND TIME! BUT CAGE RAPIDLY FIRES PUNCHES AND GETS OUT OF IT! HE HEADBUTTS DARKANE! CAGE NOW QUICKLY PICKS HIM UP AND CONNECTS WITH THE USHIGOROSHI! THE FIREMAN’S CARRY NECK BREAKER! CAGE FALLS ON TOP OF DARKANE FOR THE COVER!

ONEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOO!

Deadprez: DARKANE WITH A KICKOUT! Cage gets up and wastes no time in grabbing Darkane! The Answers World Champion is in trouble here as Cage is really seeking to bring this match to a close! Cage picks up Darkane and applies a headlock! CAGE NOW KNEES DARKANE RELENTLESSLY! HE KNOW TURNS IT INTO A SWINGING NECKBREAKER! CAGE HITS THE NECK BREAKER! Cage now quickly goes towards the corner and goes to the top rope! Cage is perched as he eyes Darkane… DIVING ELBOW DROP! CAGE FLIES TOWARDS DARKANE! NO GOOD! DARKANE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! DARKANE RUNS OFF THE ROPES AS CAGE GETS TO HIS FEET WHILE HOLDING HIS ELBOW! DARKANE HITS A RUNNING BULL DOG!

Stew: Cage is planted face first into the mat! Cage pulls himself up with the ropes as Darkane rushes in! He drills Cage with a knee to his midsection! LOOK AT DARKANE! PUT TO REST! HE LIFTS CAGE UP FOR THAT DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER! CAGE PUSHES DARKANE AWAY! CAGE NOW HITS A QUICK DROP KICK! THE DROP KICK PUSHES DARKANE INTO THE CORNER AS HE BOUNCES OFF THE TURNBUCKLE AND STUMBLES BACK TOWARDS DIAMOND CAGE! CAGE PULLS HIM IN! HE HAS HIM! HE LIFTS HIM UP…. CRADLE TO THE GRAVE! THE VERTICAL SUPLEX PILEDRIVER VICIOUSLY DRIVES DARKANE HEAD FIRST INTO THE RING! CAGE GETS ON DARKANE FOR THE COVER!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEE!

Kawajai: NO! KICK OUT! DARKANE KICKS OUT! CAGE WAS SO CLOSE! Cage sits up in frustration! Darkane just survived Cage’s finishing maneuver! Cage gets up! Darkane rolls onto his hands and knees as he’s trying to return to a vertical base but Cage kicks him right in the ribs! Darkane gets to both of his knees as he holds his ribs in pain! Cage comes at Darkane again! DARKANE JUMPS UP WITH A EUROPEAN UPPER CUT AS SOON AS CAGE GETS NEAR HIM! HE HAS CAGE’S ARM! HE LOCKS IT IN! THE HELL FIRE! DARKANE WITH THE CROSS FACE! DARKANE WITH A LOOK OF PURE INTENSITY AS HE WRENCHES THE CROSS FACE! CAGE IS IN DANGER! HE’S RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!

Deadprez: DIAMOND CAGE LETS OUT A SCREAM OF AGONY AS DARKANE IS USING ALL OF HIS MIGHT TO HOLD THAT CROSS FACE! HE KNOWS HOW RESILIENT CAGE IS SO HE’S TRYING TO APPLY EVERY OUNCE OF PAIN HE CAN! CAGE REACHES OUT AND TRIES TO CLAW HIS WAY TO THE ROPES WITH ONE HAND BUT DARKANE PULLS CAGE BACK WITH SUCH STRENGTH! CAGE DESPERATELY TRYING TO REACH THE ROPES! BUT HE’S HARDLY GAINING ANY GROUND! IT’S NO GOOD! Darkane has Cage in a vicious cross face! Cage may be completely helpless! He’s trying to get to the ropes but he’s making very little progress! WAIT! CAGE QUITS CRAWLING TOWARD THE ROPES!

Stew: HE GRABS DARKANE’S HANDS AND IS TRYING TO PRY HIM OFF! CAGE NOW PUSHES DARKANE’S HANDS OFF OF HIS FACE AND PULLS HIS ARM FREE! CAGE DESPERATELY RETURNS TO HIS FEET AND DARKANE TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A BIG BOOT! CAGE GOES DOWN! DARKANE NOW GRABS CAGE’S ARM AND GOES FOR THE CROSS FACE AGAIN! CAGE IS IN TROUBLE! CAGE ROLLS AWAY AND PUSHES DARKANE OFF OF HIM WITH BOTH FEET! Cage successfully creates separation between him and Darkane! Cage struggles to his feet and gets up in the corner! DEVIL MAY CRY! THE SPEAR TO THE SPINE! BUT CAGE SENSED IT HE SIDE STEPS IT AND DARKANE CRASHES INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! DARKANE FALLS BACKWARDS! NO WAY! COQUINA CLUTCH! THE REAR NAKED CHOKE IS LOCKED IN BY CAGE! DARKANE WAS LEFT VULNERABLE BY THE MISSED SPEAR!

Kawajai: Cage applies it as viciously as Darkane applied the cross face to him! CAGE IS TRYING TO SQUEEZE THE LIFE OUT OF DARKANE! DARKANE TRIES ELBOWING CAGE IN THE RIBS BUT CAGE IS WELCOMING EVERY BLOW! DARKANE CHANGES TACTICS! HE PUSHES ALL HIS WEIGHT AGAINST CAGE AND FORCES HIM INTO THE CORNER WHERE HE CRASHES AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES! CAGE MAINTAINS HIS HOLD! I THINK DARKANE IS GOING BLUE IN THE FACE! DARKANE PULLS CAGE FORWARDS AND PUSHES HIM IN THE CORNER AGAIN BUT THE REAR NAKED CHOKE STAYS IN PLACE!

Deadprez: DIAMOND CAGE PUSHES HIS WAY OUT OF THE CORNER WHILE MAINTAINING THE OLD! OH GOD! CAGE FORCES DARKANE TO THE GROUND AS HE LOCKS BOTH LEGS AROUND DARKANE’S STERNUM AS BOTH MEN LAND ON THEIR SIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! DARKANE NOW LONGER HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF BEIGN ON HIS FEET AS CAGE HAS RENDERED HIM IMMOBILE BY APPLYING THE REAR NAKED CHOKE AND LOCKING HIS LEGS AROUND HIS MIDSECTION! CAGE IS RELENTLESS AS DARKANE IS SHOWING NO LIFE! HE HASN’T TAPPED OUT BUT HE MAY HAVE PASSED OUT! NO DARKANE TRIES TO ELBOW CAGE BUT TO LITTLE AVAIL!

Stew: DARKANE TRIES ONE LAST ELBOW BUT THEN STOPS! HE MAY BE COMPLETELY OUT OF IT! CAGE IS APPLYING ALL HIS STRENGTH INTO THIS REAR NAKED CHOKE! THE COQUINA CAGE OVERWHELMING DARKANE! The referee approaches Darkane while Cage maintains the hold! He lifts his arm! NOTHING! THE REFEREE LIFTS HIS ARM AGAIN! NO LIFE IS BEING EXHIBITED BY DARKANE! THE REFEREE GRABS DARKANE’S ARM AGAIN! THIS IS IT! CAGE IS GOING TO WIN! HE DROPS HIS ARM… AND…. DARKANE SPRINGS TO LIFE! HE TWISTS AND TURNS AS HE GETS OFF HIS SIDE AND ONTO ONE KNEE! CAGE IS STILL MAINTAINING THE HOLD DESPITE ALL OF THIS! DARKANE NOW GIVES IT EVERY LAST BIT OF ENERGY HE HAS WITH CAGE STILL ON HIS BACK! DARKANE GETS TO HIS FEET AND CHARGES TOWARDS THE ROPES… AND HE CHARGES COMPLETELY BETWEEN THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!

Kawajai: WHAT THE HELL DID DARKANE JUST DO?! CAGE STILL HAD HIS LEGS LOCKED AROUND DARKANE SO DARKANE RAN WITH HIM ON HIS BACK! BOTH MEN GO OUT OF THE RING AS THEY GO CRASHING DOWN TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! THE IMPACT SEPARATES THE MEN! THAT WAS COMPLETE DESPERATION BY DARKANE! Both men are laying here at ringside completely lifeless! Darkane was bound to pass out any second from that rear naked choke and Cage exerted a ton of energy into keeping it applied! Both men start moving as they fight to get to their feet! Both men are up! CAGE THROWS A RIGHT FIST! DARKANE RESPONDS WITH ONE OF HIS OWN! DARKANE NOW THROWS ANOTHER ONE! HE GAINS THE UPPER HAND AS THESE TWO POWERHOUSES SLUG IT OUT! DARKANE NOW GRABS CAGE!

Deadprez: Darkane lifts up Cage…PUMPHANDLE NECKBREAKER! IT HITS! WHAT IMPACT! DARKANE NOW GRABS CAGE AGAIN! HE SITS HIM UP ON THE APRON! DARKANE GETS UP THEIR TOO! HE HAS CAGE BUT CAGE FIGHTS BACK! HE UPPER CUTS DARKANE AS BOTH MEN MAINTAIN THEIR BALANCE ON THE APRON! CAGE PULLS IN DARKANE… HE LIFTS HIM UP AND POWERBOMBS HIM ONTO THE APRON! CAGE NOW FALLS BETWEEN THE ROPES! Darkane slowly rolls into the ring! Cage steps back as Darkane and himself have brutalized each other in this match! CAGE CHARGES AT DARKANE…. DOUBLE A SPINE BUSTER! DARKANE CATCHES CAGE WITH A HUGE SPINE BUSTER AS HE DRIVES HIM INTO THE MAT WITH PURE POWER!

Stewi: Darkane pulls himself to his feet! Cage is desperately trying to recover from that Spinebuster! DARKANE COMES AT HIM…. SHINING WIZARD! DARKANE GOES FOR THE SHINING WIZARD… BUT CAGE DUCKS AT THE LAST SECOND! DARKANE TURNS AROUND AND CAGE KICKS HIM IN THE GUT! HE LIFTS HIM UP! DARKANE THROWS A FLURRY OF PUNCHES INTO CAGE’S HEAD BUT CAGE ENDURES IT… BUCKLE BOMB! THE POWER BOMB RIGHT INTO THE TURN BUCKLES! DARKANE CRASHES INTO THEM AS CAGE CATCHES HIM BEFORE HE FALLS TO HIS FEET… OH GOD! CRADLE TO THE GRAVE! THE VERTICAL SUPLEX PILEDRIVER FOR THE SECOND TIME! IT CONNECTS AND CAGE COLLAPSES ON TOP OF DARKANE!

ONEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Deadprez: CAGE DOES IT! HE’S DEFEATED DARKANE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” By Nirvana begins to play. The crowd erupts as Cage lies exhausted in the ring beside Darkane. Both men move very little as Cage struggles to return to his feet. Darkane is handed his Answers World Championship as he manages to roll out of the ring. He stumbles onto the ramp as he looks back at Cage who is being handed the EAW Championship as he begins to celebrate.)

Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. THE EAW CHAMPION! DIAMMMOONNNNDDDD CAGGEEEEEEE!

Stew: My god! What an absolute war these two men put on! These two world champions proved exactly why they stand atop EAW as they threw everything they had at one another!

Kawajai: Darkane and Diamond Cage just completely brutalized each other! I had no idea who was going to emerge victorious but Cage managed to endure so much damage and he narrowly escapes with the victory!

Deadprez: Both of these men knew how big this match was! They both just won their titles at Pain for Pride and neither wanted to lose their first match as champion. There is no doubt in my mind that these two are completely deserving to be world champions after what they’ve done here tonight. Darkane came so close to winning, but congratulations to Diamond Cage! Catch us live on all social media platforms for the continuation of tonight’s draft announcements!

(Diamond Cage continues to celebrate as the camera fades to black)

(EAW Logo Buzzes)

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Fighting Spirit: Toyko 2018