( EAW Intro plays. )
( ‘Welcome to the party’ by Diplo picks up as Battleground’s opening video plays. Then the camera shows a pan view of the Prudential Center before it fades in to the announce table. )
Ruggerio: Ladies and gentlemen welcome to another episode of Monday Night Battleground! We’re live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey as we have an exciting night coming ahead of us.
Knight: That’s right as we have another tag team grand prix match between Fire & Ice against Johnny Walker & Harlow Reichert . But not only that, we also have Jack Haze against Endeavor in a 4 point match as well two, yes TWO fatal four way matches. But first, let’s kick it off with some singles action.
(DING DING DING!!)
Maria Del Rey: This singles match is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(Bullet For My Valentine – Your Betrayal blasts through the arena. Eric Crane makes his way to the stage, and marches his way to the ring ignoring the crowd.)
Ruggerio: Man, Eric looks focused tonight!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first, weighing in at 213 pounds, from Long Island, New York, The Possessed, ERRIIIIIIIIIICCCC CRAAANEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Knight: You think he can pick up the win over Denis, after that defeat last week? We will find out!!
(Crane enters the ring, with sights set for Denis)
(Scars by I Prevail blasts next through the arena. Denis Steps out onto the stage, and quickly begins making his way to the ring)
Del Rey: And his opponent, weighing in at 210 pounds, from Romania, the Romanian Destroyer, DEEEENIIISSSSSSSS CERCELLLLL
Knight: Man these guys seems focused on proving to be the dominate one here tonight.
Ruggerio: Yes they do Ben, Lets see who the dominant one here tonight is.
Knight: The bell rings! (Ding ding ding) AND IT’S ON! Denis quickly with a clothesline! NO ERIC DUCKS! Throwing punches at Denis, but Denis isn’t budging! Eric runs the ropes and goes for clothesline of his own!
Knight: BUT WAIT HE’S CAUGHT, DENIS CATCHES HIM AND CONNECTS A BACK BREAKER ON THE KNEE! CRANE IS PAIN, AND HE USES THE ROPES TO PULL HIMSELF UP.
Knight: HERE COMES DENIS GOING FOR ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE!! NO! ERIC MANAGES TO DODGE THE ATTACK AND MOVE OUT OF THE WAY, SENDING DENIS OUTSIDE THE RING.
Knight: CRANE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING. HE GRABS DENIS BE THE BACK OF THE HEAD, FACE FIRST INTO THE POST! ERIC IS DETERMINED TO WIN! HE ROLLS DENIS BACK INTO THE INTO THE RING. BUT WAIT, DENIS IS QUICKLY BACK TO HIS FEET. HE GIVES CRANE A CHOP, AND ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER!!
Knight: NO CRANE BLOCKS THE FINAL CHOP AND CONNECTS WITH A CHOP OF HIS OWN AND THEN A KNEE TO THE GUT. HE RUNS THE ROPES, DROPKICK CONNECTS! CRANE RUNS THE ROPES AGAIN, LEG DROP CONNECTS!
Ruggerio: Jesus Christ, Crane is all business tonight!
Knight: CRANE IS GOING TO THE TOP ROPE! ELBOW DROP!!!
Knight: DENIS MOVES! AND HIS QUICK TO HIS FEET. HE LIFTS CRANE OFF THE MAT, AND CONNECTS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!
Knight: CRANE LANDS ON HIS FEET. How is he keeping this agility up!? WHOA WHAT’S THIS?! CRANE!! WITH THE CROSS RHODES OUT OF NOWHERE?! DAMN! IS THIS IT?! ERIC GOES FOR THE COVER
Ref: ONE………………… TWO…… THRE…..
Knight: NO! DENIS KICKS OUT. BUT THAT DOESN’T STOP CRANE! CRANE ATTEMPTS TO GET DENIS TO HIS FEET.
Knight: ELBOW TO THE GUT OF CRANE, DENIS FIGHTS BACK! BUT WAIT!
Knight: KNEE TO THE FACE! ERIC PICKS UP SPEED!!! CURB STOMP CONNECTS!!! THAT’S IT IT’S OVER!!!1 CRANE DOESN’T HESITATE GOING FOR THE PIN!!!
Ref: ONEE……………….. TWOOOO………….. THREE……………….
Knight: NO DENIS GOT HIS FOOT ON THE ROPE!
Ruggerio: Great ring awareness there by Denis
Knight: CRANE IS NOW FRUSTRATED. HE WANTS TO PUT DENIS AWAY. WHAT ELSE DOES HE HAVE UP HIS SLEEVE? If Crane wants to be the dominate one, he’s got to put Denis away.
Knight: DENIS IS STILL DOWN. CRANE DRAGS DENIS TO THE CENTER OF THE RING. ANOTHER LEG DROP CONNECTS!! IS HE GOING FOR ANOTHER? NO! STANDING MOONSAULT!!!
Ruggerio: Beautifully done. Wow.
Knight: CRANE TAUNTS DENIS TO GET TO HIS FEET. IS HE UP?! HE IS! CRANE GOES FOR A SPINNING HEEL KICK, BUT HE’S CAUGHT!! DENIS CAUGHT CRANE! SUPLEX CONNECTS!! CRANE GOES FLYING ACROSS THE RING!! CRANE IS STUNNED.
Knight: DENIS LIFTS CRANE UP OFF THE MAT, ANOTHER SUPLEX!!!
Knight: NO!! CRANE REVERSES, TAKING DENIS DOWN IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! CROSSFACE!!! IT’S LOCKED IN!!! DENIS HAS NOWHERE TO GO!!! IS HE GONNA TAP?!!! CRANE’S ADDING PRESSURE, DENIS IS TRYING TO REMOVE HIS HANDS, BUT IT’S LOCKED IN TIGHT!!!… DENIS TAPS!!! DENIS TAPS!!!! THAT’S IT!!!
(DING DING DING)
Del rey: Here is your winner by submission, ERICCCCC CRANNEEEEEEEE
Ruggerio: What a match. Crane proved to be the dominate one… wait a minute…
(Jason Ryan hits the scene. He runs down the ramp and slides into the ring. He and Eric have a stand off and both have a smirk on their faces, looking at a defeated Denis)
Knight: WHAT THE HELL!! CRANE AND JASON ARE BEATING UP DENIS!!! Oh come on you’ve already won the match!! DENIS IS DEFENSELESS!! JASON LIFTS DENIS OFF THE MAT, ERIC CRANE CONNECTS WITH A BLADE RUNNER!! MY GOD.
(Crane and Jason look down at the damage done and smirk. Both exit the ring and walk up the ramp backwards, proud of the damage done.)
(Denis crawls towards the ropes and looks on infuriated)
Ruggerio: This is truly far from over.
Knight: I don’t know what the hell just happened but agreed, it is far from over.
( Commercial: Empire presents Bloodletter. Live this thursday on the EAW Network. )
( The camera fades back into the ring as Maria Del Rey is waiting there to announce the match. )
[KARINA VS SOLOMON VS RICH VS GREGORY – KARINA WINS, MATCH TBH ASAP APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE]
( Commercial break. )
( The camera shows an upside view of the arena before it cuts back to the ring. )
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: The following contest is a FATAL FOUR WAY Match scheduled for—
Crowd: One fall!
Maria: One fall! Introducing first—
“Get Hype” by Discrepancies starts up, the cue for Kurtis Ray to step out from behind the curtain and begin his journey to the ring, slapping hands with fans down the ramp.)
Maria: Weighing in at two-hundred and ninety pounds, from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, he is the HYPE TRAIN, KUUUUURTISSS RAAAAAAAY!
(He walks up the steel steps and hops into the ring, posing at each of the four sides of the ring to work some cheers and applause from each section of the crowd. He then picks a turnbuckle corner to nest in while he waits for the rest of his opponents’ entrances.)
Maria: And one of his opponents—
(“The Night” by Disturbed begins to play and the fans respond immediately with some violent boos as Jason Ryan slowly makes his way out to the ring, towering over the camera to place emphasis on his height.)
Maria: From Billings, Montana, weighing in at two-hundred and forty-five pounds, JAAASSONNNN RRRRRRRYYYYYAAANNNN!
(Jason Ryan pulls himself up onto the apron by the top rope, effortlessly stepping over the top rope to enter the ring. He positions himself in a corner opposite from Kurtis Ray, who stares as Jason Ryan. He cracks his neck as “The Night” dies down, watching as Kurtis Ray gulps.)
(“If You Think I’m Sexy” by Rod Stewart kicks up and the arena seems indifferent as Max Power steps onto the stage, flashing a kiss to the camera. He struts down the ramp, hands on his hips, talking smack to the fans who aren’t paying him much attention.)
Maria: And their opponent—he is from Fat Free, New Jersey, MMAAAAAAAXXXXX POWWWWERRRRRR!
(“Headfirst for Halos” by My Chemical Romance begins to play through the speakers as Jake Smith makes his way out to the stage on onto the ramp, the crowd giving him a mixed reaction as he poses before walking down the ramp.)
Maria: And their opponent, he is from Venice, California weighing in at two-hundred and three pounds, the Mightiest One, JAAAAAAAAAAAKE SSSSMMMMIIIIIIIIITTHH!
(Jake jumps up onto the apron, making a smooth entrance into the ring from the middle ropes. He raises an arm in the air, and receives a mixture of boos and applause from the crowd.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Ben Knight: And we’re off, Clark! But it looks like we’ll be off to a slow start to this fatal four way. Each of the four men in this matchup slowly approaching the center of the ring—nobody making any sudden moves—until—oh my! They’re ganging up on Jason Ryan! Jason Ryan absolutely defenseless here as the other three men in this matchup are teaming up to take down this six-foot-seven monster of a man!
Clark Ruggerio: Very smart strategy here on display, Ben. Jason Ryan with nowhere to go here—he’s taking hard elbows, forearms, and stiff punches to the torso! They’ve backed him up into a turnbuckle corner! And there they go with the swift kicks to Jason Ryan! Jason Ryan may be trapped, but it doesn’t seem like their strikes are doing much here. Jason Ryan’s size playing to his advantage here. Is he…is he growling in the ring? All three men are backing away here, Ben, Jason Ryan looking a little crazed here—AND WOW! A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE FROM JASON RYAN TO MAX POWER AND KURTIS RAY! BOTH MEN DOWN ON THE MAT!
Ben Knight: Last man standing is Jake Smith—Jason Ryan eyeing him like a piece of meat—and Jake wants nothing to do with it! He rolls right out of the ring, hands up in surrender! The fans booing him as he makes his way up to the ramp—but the action doesn’t stop there! Jason Ryan turning his attention back to the men in the ring. He scoops up Max Power—wow, the strength of Jason Ryan! Max Power suspended over his head—and Ryan throws Power over the top rope! Max Power crashing to the ground! That’s nearly a ten-foot drop!
Clark Ruggerio: Jason Ryan can’t help but be amused by his own work though, Ben, he’s laughing at the sight of Max Power squirming in pain on the floor at ringside—OOHH! KURTIS RAY WITH THE LOW BLOW! DIRTY MOVE BY KURTIS RAY, BUT THE FANS ARE BEHIND HIM! Jason Ryan down on his knees in agony and the referee is checking on him—remember, fatal four way means NO disqualification! AND WAIT A MINUTE! JAKE SMITH! JAKE SMITH STILL A PART OF THIS MATCHUP! HE’S GOT KURTIS RAY FROM BEHIND! KURTIS RAY COULDN’T HAVE SEEN THIS COMING! BROKEN WINGS!!! HE GETS ALL OF THE SWINGING NECKBREAKER!
Ben Knight: Kurtis Ray down for the count, Jake with the cover! And the ref!
(Ding! Ding! Ding)
Maria: Here is your winner, by pinfall—JAAAAAAKE SMMMIIIIIIIITTTHHHH!
(“Headfirst for Halos” picks back up as Jake Smith’s hand is raised in victory by the referee.)
Ruggerio: I don’t know how but Jake Smith got the victory!
Knight: Out of nowhere Jake Smith with a swinging neckbreaker taking Kurtis Ray down and winning the match, props to him!
( Commercial: Extreme Elimination Chamber. )
(“Sleep Apnea” by Chevelle hits to boos as Kaiva Santos makes her way up the ramp with a cocky grin on her face, she’s wearing street clothes as she has a mic in hand to address the crowd)
Clark Ruggerio: Kaiva has been on an impressive roll here on Battleground since making her presence felt. She’s been in competition with the guys and has shown that she can do more than just hang.
Ben Knight: That’s right, with the graduation of Amber Keys who plowed her way through the competition early here on Battleground its looked like Kaiva has pretty much picked up where she left off as the resident female who can do it even better than the guys. Lets see what she has to say.
(Kaiva enters the ring and stands in the center as the music comes to a halt, she begins speaking)
Kaiva: For the past three weeks, I have come out here, dominated my competition… and it hasn’t even been close. I must say that I’m bored here. If this is what Battleground has to offer then there’s not much “development” going on for me and it seems like I was better off skipping straight to Empire. It comes as no surprise that the powers that be have taken notice and decided to purposely hold off on booking me this week in hopes that I slow down on racking up points for the sole reason of staying on this piece of shit brand and giving people a reason to actually watch it, but I will NOT be burdened to being kept hostage here. I have TWO more matches, just TWO and I’m up to finally extract my dominance onto Empire. But I’m going to make up for the incompetence of our little GM Ian Ross. That’s right, because I’m raising the stakes! The only way to make up for not being booked this week is to make sure that I get the points that I should have gotten and I’ll be doing that because I am officially putting out a challenge to any main roster talent to come on down to Battleground and step into the ring with The Dark Goddess, if you dare.
(‘Siren Assassin’ by Kristine Elezaj hits as Karina Ann makes her way out, eyeing Kaiva as she makes her way up the ramp, Kaiva is staring back with an annoyed scowl after being interrupted. Karina enters the ring and is handed a microphone and stands in front of Kaiva)
Kaiva: Who the hell are you? I said main roster talent not the catering staff.
Karina: That’s cute, but listen…. your days as the sole female on Battleground are dead. As you can see from my performance earlier, I have arrived and I’ll be doing what you did on a much larger scale in a way more impressive fashion. It’s nice when the competition you face isn’t really competition to well.. anybody with functioning arms. However, when you stand across from the likes of myself in the ring we see just how mediocre you actually are.
Kaiva: Awwww, so you’re the new girl huh? Look it’s nice that you have a little confidence and all after your debut, but I’m way past the level you’re at.
Karina: You’ve only been able to impress because 1. Your competition has sucked and 2. You’ve gotten by off of being the sole female, that changes now. Not only am I going to expose you for being weak, but I’m going to get to that main roster before you do, and then I’m going to go onto have a way more successful career than you, and then I’m going to win championship gold. But hey at least you’ll always be able to say you were there to witness it all!
Kaiva: You know what? The diarrhea coming out of your mouth is starting to piss me off. After hearing you talk, maybe I have an incentive to stay on this brand for a little longer after all. You’ll be eating those words very soon because I promise I’m going to put you in your place. Tread lightly going forward you never know who might be on your heels.
(Kaiva drops the mic and exits the ring purposely bumping into Karina in the process, “Sleep Apnea” picks back up as Kaiva backs up down the ramp looking at Karina and the two exchange taunts and off mic words)
Ben Knight: Well talk about a confrontation! There can only be one top female on Battleground and Karina looks to make that claim, stepping up to the vicious Kaiva Santos who has been on an absolute tear since debuting here!
Clark Ruggerio: I don’t know if it’s delusion or if I should be on the lookout for this girl to do great things, nonetheless… this looks like it is far from over and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.
( Commercial break. )
( The camera fades back into the ring. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Del Rey: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
( ‘Blood // Water’ by Grandson blasts through the speakers as Bowie Gray makes his entrance getting a mixed reaction by the crowd. )
Del Rey: Introducing first, from Salem, Massachusetts, weighing in at 185 pounds, BOWIEEEEE GRAAAAAAAYYYYY!
Ruggerio: Bowie Gray, a broken guy who has nothing but wrestling on his side, he made a good impact last week, can he do it again?
( Bowie’s theme dies down as ‘Mein Hertz Brennt’ by Rammenstein blasts through the speakers and Xavier Arnold makes his entrance with a confident look on his eyes. )
Del Rey: Introducing his opponent, from Cologne, Gemany, weighing in at 219 pounds, XAVIEEEEER ARNOOOOOOOLD!
Knight: Not too much separates Xavier from getting on the main roster, however the last few weeks he has been struggling to get a win. Will he break the bad luck this week? Let’s find out!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Ruggerio: The match is underway as both men using wrestling maneuvers on eachother and it’s Xavier Arnold with the chinlock on Bowie Gray, but Bowie quickly escapes it and has the armlock on Xavier, who tries to flip around a few times without succes, but now he does, however bowie with a kick right to the left leg of Xavier, shaking it off just for a warm-up.
Knight: Bowie with a forearm to Xavier’s head dazing him up as he bounces off the ropes AND CONNECTS WITH A HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! Xavier gets right back up to his feet as Bowie charges for a clothesline, but Xavier ducks and connects with a codebreaker on Bowie! Bowie Gray is down as Xavier locks in the kneebar!
Ruggerio: Kneebar is locked in tight, Bowie tries to break it but the more he moves the more the pressure is added! However Bowie hasn’t noticed he’s close to the ropes, but now he does and he crawls through the pain to the bottom rope… He GOT IT!
Knight: Bowie Gray breaks the submission but the damage has already been done to that right knee, however though Bowie was able to hold on and keep the match going. Xavier backs down and connects with a kick to the mid-section and a chop to the chest of Bowie. Xavier irish whips Gray to the corner and CONNECTS WITH AN EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO THE CORNER!
Ruggerio: Bowie drops on the floor but Xavier picks him up AND XAVIER IS GOING FOR PROJECT KAISER! NOPE, AS XAVIER LIFTS BOWIE UP BOWIE COUNTERS WITH A FEW HARD PUNCHES ON XAVIER’S SKULL AND BOWIE REVERSES WITH A HURACANRANA OF HIS OWN! BOWIE GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE, BUT XAVIER DODGES AND GOES FOR A SUPERKICK OF HIS OWN, HOWEVER BOWIE DUCKS DOWN AND CONNECTS WITH A DIAMANTE KICK!
Knight: Xavier rolls to the outside as Bowie picks his stamina back. Bowie has an opening here as he jumps around the ring… RUNNING CORKSCREW PLANCHA TO XAVIER ARNOLD ON THE OUTSIDE! WHAT A FANTASTIC MOVE BY BOWIE GRAY THIS WAS! BOWIE GETS XAVIER BACK INTO THE RING AS HE GOES FOR THE PINFALL!
Ref: ONE! TWO!
Ruggerio: Kickout by Xavier! He’s not letting the match be over right now as Bowie picks Xavier up, but Xavier pushes Bowie away and connects with a superkick! Bowie falls lights out down to the mat and Xavier with a running knee drop right on Bowie Gray’s head. He goes on with the knee drops, but he stops the knee’s to now go on with stomps all over the chest of Bowie Gray and struggling to breathe!
Knight: Xavier drops down and LOCKS THE COQUINA CLUTCH IN… NO, SOMEHOW BOWIE IS ABLE TO ESCAPE AND HE LOCKS IN A SUBMISSION OF HIS OWN! MOMENT OF SILENCE! THIS COULD BE OVER! THIS MAY BE IT! XAVIER TRIES TO MAKE IT TO THE BOTTOM ROPE, AND HE HAS IT, HE WAS TOO CLOSE AND BOWIE IS FORCED TO BREAK THE SUBMISSION!
Ruggerio: However the damage has been done. Xavier gets up on his feet, but he is barely staying up BUT BOWIE WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE OF XAVIER AND HE HAS HIM BENDED OVER… PARALYZED! THE KNEE’S TO THE BACK COULD’VE DESTROYED XAVIER COMPLETELY! GRAY WITH THE COVER!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( ‘Blood // Water’ by Grandson plays once again as Bowie Gray celebrates his victory. )
Del Rey: Here is your winner by pinfall, BOWIEEEEE GRAAAYYYYY!
Knight: What a win by Bowie Gray! Well deserved as we got to see some great moves from his side, but what could this mean for Xavier’s future?
Ruggerio: Bowie really deserved this win, however I don’t think Xavier is going to agree on that. Anyways congrats to Bowie, let’s hope he can continue his winning streak.
( The camera fades backstage where Eric Crane and Jason Ryan are seen backstage getting interviewed by Chase Vantigon. )
Chase: Gentlemen, do you have any words to what you did earlier…
Crane: All we have to say is this. We do what we want to whoever we want, because this is our show now.
Ryan: And if you have a problem with that, come do something about it! It doesn’t matter if it’s Denis or anyone else. WE DON’T CARE! AND WE DON’T HAVE TO GIVE EXPLANATIONS! NOW GET OUT OF OUR FACE.
( Jason Ryan and Eric Crane leave as the camera focuses to Chase Vantigon before it fades to black. )
( Short commercial break. )
( The camera fades back into the ring. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
( ‘Epic’ by Faith No More blasts through the speakers as Endeavor makes his way to the ring getting cheers by the crowd. )
Del Rey: Introducing first, from Honolulu, Hawaii, weighing in at 295 pounds, ENDEEEAVOOOOOOR!
Knight: The big man is here about to face a tough challenge ahead against Jack Haze. NDVR has proved he can do great things, let’s see if he can prove against one of the best on Battleground.
( ‘Revolution’ by The Beatles starts playing and Jack Haze makes his entrance high-fiving people in the crowd. )
Del Rey: Introducing his opponent, from Santa Monica, California, weighing in at 211 pounds, JAAAAACK HAAAZEEEEE!
Ruggerio: The man himself, Jack Haze has proved he’s part of the best here on Battleground and he’s looking to claim his spot as no.1 as well as moving to the main roster. But can he get a win against The Flying Mountain?
( DING! DING! DING! )
Knight: The match has started as Endeavor goes right after Jack Haze with a straight right hand on Jack, AND ENDEAVOR WITH A FALLAWAY SLAM SENDING JACK RIGHT ACROSS THE RING! Jack stays on the corner as Endeavor goes for the shoulder smash to the corner, BUT JACK GETS OUT OF THE WAY AND ENDEAVOR GOES SHOULDER FIRST TO THE RING POST! ENDEAVOR COULD BE REALLY HURT, HE’S SCREAMING IN PAIN!
Ruggerio: Great in ring awareness by Jack Haze as Endeavor is suffering right now, will he be able to even continue the match? Endeavor is on his feet holding his shoulder in pain AS JACK CONNECTS WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK DROPPING HIM DOWN TO HIS KNEES! JACK BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER BASEMENT DROPKICK TAKING ENDEAVOR DOWN! JACK CLIMBS TO THE MIDDLE ROPE…
Knight: JACK GOES FOR THE DOUBLE FOOT STOMP BUT ENDEAVOR GETS OUT OF THE WAY AS JACK HURTS HIS FEET! ENDEAVOR NOW WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE, AS HIS OTHER SHOULDER IS STILL HURTING. ENDEAVOR IRISH WHIPS WITH ONE ARM JACK TO THE CORNER AS HE CONNECTS WITH A BIG HAND CHOP RIGHT ACROSS THE CHEST OF JACK! DID YOU HEAR THE IMPACT? ANOTHER CHOP! AND ANOTHER ONE! ENDEAVOR CAN’T STOP WITH THESE CHOPS. LOOK AT JACK’S CHEST, IT’S GOTTEN RED!
Ruggerio: ENDEAVOR LIFTS JACK ON THE VERTICAL BASE POSITION LOOKING FOR THAT TREAD HAUMA… BUT NO, HIS SHOULDER GIVES OUT AS JACK IS SAFE NOW! JACK GOES WITH A FLYING CROSSBODY TAKING ENDEAVOR DOWN AS HE GOES IN WITH A FEW PUNCHES TO THE BIG MAN’S SKULL! OH NO, JACK IS LOOKING FOR HIS SUBMISSION MANEUVER… THE FOURTH DIMENSION IS LOCKED IN ON THE BAD SHOULDER! ENDEAVOR IMMEDIATELY TAPS OUT!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( ‘Revolution’ by The Beatles picks up once again as Jack Haze’s arm gets raised in victory by the referee. )
Del Rey: Here is your winner by submission, JAAAAACK HAAAAAZEEEEEE!!!
Knight: What a win by Jack Haze! He saw the weak point and used it on his favor. Smart.
Ruggerio: Endeavor had no choice but to tap out. He got seriously injured on that shoulder and I don’t blame him for losing. It could happen to everyone, sadly it was Endeavor’s time. Let’s hope he doesn’t stay out of the ring for too much.
( Commercial Break. )
( The camera fades backstage as Jack Haze is shown entering Ian Ross’ office. )
Jack: Did you call me?
Ross: Yes I did, but I’m not going to take a lot of your time. I just got a call from the main board and guess what.
Ross: The board members were impressed by your performance against Endeavor and they decided to call you up early.
( Jack can’t believe it for a second. )
Jack: Really? Woooo! I’m finally going to compete on the main roster! This is a dream coming true. Thank you, Ian.
Ross: No, thank you for being a great talent. Good luck on your next adventure and represent us in the best way possible. Now go pack your stuff and lose no time. I know you are going to celebrate this one.
Jack: Bet. Thank you man, I’ll see you around.
( Jack gets out of the office as he makes a happy “yes” gesture before he leaves as the camera focuses into the door and it fades to black. )
( The camera cuts back to the ring. )
(The camera cuts to Maria Del Rey standing in the ring with a microphone.)
Maria Del Rey: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a Grand Prix Tag Team Match!!!
(“Dark Horses” by Switchfoot blasts across the speakers nearly damaging the equipment as Fire & Ice make their way to the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first they are the team of the EAW New Breed Champion Raven Roberts and the World Heavyweight Champion Rex McAllister… FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEE AAAAAAAAAAAAND IIIIIIIIIIIIIIICEEEE!!!!
(Fire & Ice come out to the ring with their championships as they hold the titles up in various poses on the apron, in the ring, and on the turnbuckles.)
Maria Del Rey: And their opponents…
(“Girls All The Bad Guys Want” by Bowling for Soup hits as the speakers shoot sparks out of them nearly electrocuting nearby fans.)
Maria Del Rey: They are the team of Johnny Walker and Harlow Reichert… TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAM FRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIEND-ZONE!!!!!
(Team Friend-Zone makes their way to the ring as they fist bump and take selfies together as best friends realistically do in real life. But nothing sexual. Never that.)
Ruggiero: This match is going to be a slobberknocker!
Knight: Bah gawd almighty! Grand Prix time!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ruggiero: It looks like Rex is starting things off against Johnny Walker. This should be good! Fuck yeah make pride!
Knight: Calm down Rug… We need to be less biased than that. Also sexist the diversity officer will be speaking to you shortly. Anyway Rex and Johnny are all locking up in that ring. Rex recently retained that title and he is looking to continue his dominant reign as champ! Rex taking control of the lockup as he twists around the arms of Johnny flipping him down onto the mat! Johnny right back up but Rex wraps his arms around the waist of Johnny doing a wrestling throw of his opponent to the ground. Rex keeps his arms locked on around his opponents for a Bearhug!
Ruggiero: I love bears!
Knight: Have you ever been hugged by one?
Ruggiero: No I bet that would hurt tho.
Knight: Exactly. At least Rex doesn’t have claws. Johnny struggling out of the hold breaking the arms open of Rex. Johnny fights back with hard strikes to the chest of Rex as he falls back against the ropes. Rex takes a hard punch to the side of the face that staggers him. Johnny takes advantage as he falls back grabbing the neck of Rex and connecting with a Leaping DDT! Johnny goes for the cover!!!
Ruggiero: Rex kicks out! The champ showing resilience by kicking out of the first fall of the match! Johnny pulls Rex back up to his feet as he continues to pummel him with right hands… But Rex grabs the arm of Johnny and pulls him down into a Crossface! Johnny trapped now out of nowhere! Rex really has that hold locked on in the middle of the ring! Johnny is done! He has no choice but to tap out! He raises up his arm! He’s gonna tap out! RIP! Here it comes!
Knight: Wait Harlow leaping into the ring with a Flying Elbow Drop from the top rope! This is what true friendship really is! I wish you were this much of a friend to me Ruggiero.
Ruggiero: Never. We left the friend-zone long ago and became something far more. But the hold has been broken! Now Harlow back out on the apron and she is begging for Johnny to tag her in! That Crossface took a lot out of him however and he is crawling very slowly! Rex still down but it looks like he is beginning to move out towards his corner as well. This is Johnny’s chance! Can he make the tag? Both men lunge for it… and they both make the tag! Raven Robert’s and Harlow Reichert have entered the fray! Harlow charges in at Raven but immediately eats a hard back elbow to the face! Damn that’s gotta hurt! But Harlow showing tenacity as she immediately fires back with a Clothesline as if the shot didn’t even hit her! Wait! Raven ducks the Clothesline! Raven from behind… Backbreaker connects! The cover!
Knight: Kickout by Harlow! Raven back up as she drags Harlow into the corner and heads up to the top rope. High risk maneuver incoming… Moonsault off the top rope by Raven Roberts! Raven is flying! It connects!!! But Raven isn’t done yet! She goes back up to the top rope!!! ANOTHER MOONSAULT FROM THE TOP ROPE!
Ruggiero: But Harlow moves out of the way! Raven crashes and burns on the mat as Harlow rolls back up! Raven gets back up holding her arm which may have been damaged there… Harlow immediately takes her down with a vicious Clothesline! Harlow back up as Raven grabs the legs and drops her… Boston Crab locked in! No! Raven forces Harlow off her as she uses all her power to throw her off into the ropes!!! Rollup from behind by Raven!!!
Knight: But Harlow reverses the rollup into a Small Package!!!
Ruggiero: The kickout by Raven Roberts! Both women back up as Raven immediately hits Harlow with a Missile Dropkick out of nowhere! It was picture perfect! Harlow backs up into the corner as Raven charges in pummeling her opponent with repeated shots to the gut! Harlow trying to cover up her face but Raven still getting shots in elsewhere! The referee has to intervene to pull Raven off threatening to disqualify her if she keeps pummeling away… She backs off… and a Superkick from Harlow takes Raven down! Harlow off the ropes… Running Knee Drop! Harlow grabs the arm of Raven and yanks her back up… but Raven remains standing and immediately lifts Harlow up above her head… Death Valley Driver connects!!!
Knight: Raven Roberts grabs the arm of Harlow as she snaps it back causing a loud cracking noise to be heard! Harlow may have just had her arm broken here tonight! Johnny Walker out here cheering his best friend on while secretly wishing they could be more than that… but Harlow looks to be in a bad way! Raven grabs the arm of Harlow as she signals for the end…
Ruggiero: Hell Strangle is locked in! This move is truly unique! It is modified from the Jiu Jitsu technique of the same name, Raven locks in an arm triangle choke from the rear of her opponent while also applying an armbar to their free arm with her legs! It has never been escaped from! Or so I am told!
Knight: Please close Wikipedia and call the match like a professional! Harlow screaming in pain! Wait Johnny Walker can take no more! He considers getting into the ring but then he sees the kind and pure eyes of Rex McAllister staring at him from across the ring. He feels instant guilt and strives to become a better person like Rex is and so he remains out on the apron as his best friend but only friends and nothing more than that continues to suffer in the ring. But not for too long…
Ruggiero: Because Harlow is tapping out! This match is all over!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Maria Del Rey: Here are your winners… FIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Dark Horses” by Switchfoot hits as Rex McAllister and Raven Roberts celebrate in the ring with their titles.)
Ruggiero: Rex and Raven may have their titles but Johnny Walker and Harlow Reichert will always be the true winners here. Because they have the power of friendship!
Knight: They sure do Ruggiero but unfortunately they didn’t have the power to win this match. Good effort but the champs pulled the win out this week as the Grand Prix continues to roll on! Tune in next week for more of this exciting life changing tournament!
(EAW Logo Buzzes)