( EAW Intro plays )
( Recap of Operation: Doomsday airs, highlighting a dominant display from The One Percent which started out with Jack Ripley retaining his EAW PURE Championship against Lucas Johnson in a thrilling back and forth contest. It then transitions to Liquid Swords facing Cameron Ella Ava and Ms. Extreme in a tag team steel cage match, where The Ava Sisters were defeated via a divide & conquer strategy. The recap finishes off with the main event of the evening, featuring the Answers World Championship TLC match between defending champion Darkane and Theron Nikolas. It is then where we see Impact interfere in the match, hitting the Evisceration on Darkane, and Theron superkicking Darkane with a mouth full of thumbtacks. This leads Theron to climbing the ladder, retrieving the title, and becoming the new Answers World Champion. The final moments of Operation: Doomsday are seen with Impact, DDD, Ripley and the new Answers World Champion Theron standing together in unity. )
( Dynasty Intro Plays; featuring “Revolution” by The Score. )
( The show opens up to Aloha Stadium, and pyro fires up from the stage as well as the tops and the side of the arena while “Revolution” continues to play — provoking the jam packed to capacity stadium full of fans to cheer wildly. The stage setting of Dynasty, as well as all four shows this weekend, has been modified to fit with the Hawaiian aesthetic in terms of graphics, lights and slight stage modifications. )
Talib Bari: FRESH OFF THE HEELS OF ONE OF THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL DYNASTY EXCLUSIVE EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF EAW, OPERATION: DOOMSDAY IS IN OUR REAR VIEW MIRROR AS WE SAY ALOHA TO ALOHA STADIUM!
( Camera pans the massive audience, showing thousands of fans holding up signs and thousands more cheering and waving their arms. )
Stew-O: EAW DYNASTY EMANATES FROM HONOLULU, HAWAII FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON THE 2ND NIGHT OF A 4 DAY TAKEOVER HERE IN ALOHA STADIUM! THE VOICE OF EAW STEW-O HERE ALONGSIDE MY BROADCAST PARTNER TALIB BARI, NIGHT WE HAVE IN STORE WITH OVER 50,000 MEMBERS OF THE EAW UNIVERSE IN ATTENDANCE THIS EVENING!
Talib: OHHH STEW, IT’S GEARED UP TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST DYNASTY’S OF ALL TIME! THIS IS A BIG FOUR FPV LEVEL OF ATMOSPHERE IN MY OPINION, AND TONIGHT’S CARD HAS A LOT TO SHOW FOR IT! IN OUR MAIN EVENT THE FORMER ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION, DARKANE WILL GO ONE ON ONE WITH THE QUINTESSENTIAL CHAMPION AND THE BEARER OF “EVOLVED ESSENCE”, IMPACT!
Stew: There is almost certainly going to be a great deal of fallout following Operation: Doomsday, and we have so much more for these fans here in Honolulu who have been clamoring for EAW to visit for a number of years!
“ILLEST MUTHAFUCKA ALIVE!!!!!!!”
( The arena EXPLODES into a chorus of boos, and “Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Jay-Z and Kanye West plays as the stadium lights and LED panels glow a vibrant golden color. We then see Theron Nikolas confidently stroll out to the stage wearing a new 1% shirt with the Answers World Championship over his shoulder and a big smile on his face — causing the audience to absolutely lose it and erupt into an even louder response. )
Stephie Love: Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome your NEW ANSWERS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WOOOOORLD… THEROOOOOOOONNNN NNNNIKOOLLAAAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!
Talib: BIG BASED THERON WORKING THESE HAWAIIAN HULA HOOPERS INTO A SEETHING RAGE, STEW!
Stew: There is no doubt Theron Nikolas is a contender for the Elitist of the Year, but he’s certainly a contender for the most hated Elitist of the year. Just in the last four months alone he has ended the career of the legendary Ronn Banks, led his team to victory over Voltage, Showdown and Empire in the War Games match and has ended the #DarkaneTimes Answers Championship reign by cashing in his King of Elite crown and becoming the new champion.
Talib: And that is why Theron ain’t just the most hated man in EAW, he is the most confident! The man has the world in his palms, and he knows it!
( Theron is standing in the ring and his music dies down leaving only the noise of the heat coming from the Hawaiian fans which lasts for well over a minute. )
Talib: Insane response for the new Answers World Champ! Where are these peoples manners?
( The boos continue, drowning out Theron’s ability to speak for another extended period of time. Theron holds up his Answers World Championship belt and slowly brings the mic up to his mouth. )
Theron Nikolas: APOLOGIZE.
( The boos become LOUDER, and Theron looks around seeming to be surprised as well as slightly amused. )
Theron: YOU PEOPLE OWE ME AN APOLOGY, THAT’S WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING! NOT BOOING ME! WHY? BECAUSE I PROVED YOU ALL WRONG? YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE THE GUTS TO ADMIT THAT YOU WERE WRONG ABOUT ME ALL ALONG? (speaking over the increasing boos) THIS HAS BEEN MY VISION FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, DO YOU ALL UNDERSTAND THAT? DO YOU GET IT? I PICTURED THIS FROM THE MOMENT I STEPPED FOOT IN EAW, AND I HAVE MADE MY VISION COME TO FRUITION. I KNOW YOU ALL DON’T HAVE A CLUE WHAT THAT’S LIKE, BECAUSE YOU’RE ALL USED TO HANDOUTS, BUT REAL WINNERS LIKE ME —
( The crowd drowns him out yet again, and Theron drops his mic and marches over to a production agent telling them to give him a louder microphone. He is given one, taps on it, and continues. )
Theron: There we go! That’s better! Now that you can all hear me loud and clear, like I was saying before, I have made everything that I envisioned come into fruition…but I would be remiss not to recognize three other men who have helped make this vision possible. Three other men who, like me, are the embodiment of what it is like to truly be in the top 1% of Elite Answers Wrestling! Those three men are Mr. DEDEDE, Jack Ripley, and the Quintessential Champion, Impact! Go ahead and show them the respect that they deserve!
( Theron claps his hands and the rest of the crowd just continues to boo. )
Theron: Impact and Jack are busy preparing for their matches tonight, and DDD is off handling his own Gawdly shit, but I do have one more person for you all to thank… and that’s ME! You can all go ahead and thank ME for bringing prestige back to this Answers World Championship after it was passed around by a bunch of hacks for all of 2018! In one night I have brought more validity to this championship than it has had in 2 and 1/2 years! So let’s hear it for the man of the hour, myself, here we go!
Theron (leading chants): THANK YOU THERON! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: THANK YOU THERON! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: THANK YOU THERON! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
( Theron continues to chant for himself, a slight portion of the crowd chants with him, but the majority of the crowd boos him heavily. )
( “Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus hits — and the crowd immediately jumps to their feet with a massive roar of applause as Darkane walks out to the stage with a microphone in hand. )
Stew: Thank goodness!
Talib: How dare this junkie interrupt the champ! Who does he think he is?!
Stew: Only the former Answers World Champion who was screwed out of his title! Just the presence of Darkane has wiped that smile clean off of the face of Theron Nikolas!
( Darkane’s music settles down and he remains on the stage with a microphone in hand. )
Darkane: You done sucking yourself off yet you spineless coward?
Theron: I’m sorry shouldn’t you be jerking curtains somewhere like the rest of the disgraced former Answers World Champions?
Darkane: Shouldn’t YOU be jerking Impact and DDD off somewhere considering they’re the only reason you’ll ever get to touch that title you got on your shoulders?
Theron: (ignoring the crowd’s response) That’s real cute bozo, but unlike you I’m not a successful accident, I was always destined to be a champion. I’ve been bred for success for my entire life — you’ve been bumming cigarettes and competing in deathmatches in shitheaps your entire life, so YOU don’t get to talk down to the champ just because you lucked your way into the main event scene. I don’t know if you got the memo or if you were superkicked too hard back in Houston, but newsflash: the #DarkaneTimes are officially out of print, pal. Why don’t you hit the bricks, loser!
( Theron motions “bye bye” with his hands. )
Darkane: No you know what? You’re right, I’ve been bumming cigarettes and competing in deathmatches my whole life. And you’ve been sucking the right cock to be successful your whole life. Listen I ain’t out here to spit 1000 words a minute with you or have some long drawn out argument, I’m one week removed from eating a bunch of thumbtacks, so I’ll keep this short and sweet: I want my rematch.
Theron: REMATCH? (laughing) I don’t know what new form of drugs that you’re on but that just isn’t going to happen tonight brother. I’m not defending the title in front of all of these inbreds.
( Crowd boos again. )
Darkane: It’s a good thing it’s not up to you when or where you defend the title, but you can relax because I’m not facing you tonight. My business tonight is with that old piece of crap who saved your sorry ego at Operation: Doomsday. But mark my words Theron, I’m coming for you and I’m coming to take back my title, and when I get my hands on you I’m going to make sure I slap you like the pathetic bitch that you are!
Stew: WAIT A MINUTE!!!! FROM BEHIND, IT’S IMPACT!!!! IMPACT ASSAULTING DARKANE FROM BEHIND RIGHT ON THE STAGE WITH A CHEAP SHOT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! NOW DARKANE IS TAKING AN ONSLAUGHT OF PUNCHES FROM THE PRESUMED NEWEST MEMBER OF THE 1%! Impact hammering away with numerous strikes, hammering away!
Talib: DARKANE FIGHTING BACK NOW! THE TWO ARE TRADING BLOWS RIGHT ON THE STAGE HERE! THE FORMER CHAMP IS NOT GOING DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT —
Stew: LOOK OUT!!! JACK RIPLEY SNEAKS UP ON DARKANE FROM THE SIDE OF THE STAGE WITH A STEEL CHAIR, AND SMASHES IT IT OVER THE SPINE OF DARKANE!! AND LOOK AT THAT SMUG LOOK FROM THERON IN THE RING, OF COURSE HE’S HAPPY WITH ALL OF THIS.
Talib: RIPLEY WINDS UP AND DELIVERS ANOTHER CHAIR SHOT ACROSS THE BACK!!! Darkane is down to all fours, face down on the LED stage with pain shooting up and down his spine now. Impact drags Darkane up from the floor by the nape of the neck, AND HE TAKES HIM OVER TO THE STAGE BEHIND HIM AND BASHES HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE LED STAGE WALLS WITH EVERYTHING HE’S GOT!!! DARKANE’S HEAD GOES SMACKING UP AGAINST THE FIBERGLASS, AND HE’S SLUMPED UP AGAINST THE STAGE TAKING A TWO ON ONE OFFENSE OF STOMPS FROM RIPLEY AND IMPACT! THE 1% MUGGING THE FORMER CHAMPION!
Stew: BUT LOOK AT THIS!!! IT’S EREBUS!!! EREBUS JENNINGS IS OUT ON THE STAGE, AND HE TAKES IMPACT DOWN WITH A RIGHT HAND! NOW A RIGHT HAND TO RIPLEY! IMPACT IS BACK UP, AND EREBUS THRUSTS HIS SHOULDER TO THE MIDSECTION AND DRIVES IMPACT SPINE FIRST INTO THE STAGE! NOW HE TURNS TO RIPLEY AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A BIG BOOT!
Talib: Erebus is cleaning house here, coming to the aid of Darkane and preventing a horrible outcome for the former champion! Impact is back at it, and Imp and Erebus exchange blows in a hockey style fist fight!
Stew: And FINALLY security is being sent out here to break up this melee! Ripley is trying to get back in the fold, Darkane is getting back up as well! The two of them are needing to be held back! This is getting out of hand!
( “Monster” by Skillet plays, and EAW Vice President HRDO walks out to the stage wearing his usual corporate attire with a microphone in hand. )
HRDO: Alright that’s enough! Security please help Darkane, Ripley and Impact find their way backstage please.
Theron: That’s right, get that bum Erebus out of here too!
HRDO: Uhh…yeah…about that, Erebus is staying right here my friend. Congratulations on your Answers World Title win by the way Theron, I’m “sooo proud of you”… now with that out of the way, since you can talk the talk so damned well with your illegitimate title victory, how about you prove that you can walk the walk by doing what champions do which is defend your title.
Theron: Listen HRDO easy with the shots ay, I’m the moneymaker around this goddamn place!
HRDO: Well then put your money with your mouth is, because Darkane is right, you don’t get to call the shots around here, I do. So as far as I am concerned, you need to give these 50,000 fans in Aloha Stadium a reason to respect you as the champion! So what we’re going to have is you go one on one, against EREBUS… AND IT’LL BE FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Talib & Theron: WHAT?!?!
HRDO: AND IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT!!! NOW!!!
( Theron is stunned, and the audience roars in applause as Erebus begins to walk down to the ramp. )
Stew: OHHHH BOY!!! YOU HEARD THE MAN FOLKS, THERON NIKOLAS HAS TO PUT HIS MONEY WHERE HIS MOUTH IS, AND WE’RE GOING TO KICK DYNASTY OFF IN ALOHA STADIUM WITH AN ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH! RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK!
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including a promotion for Showdown Supershow: No Regards! Featuring the Hell in a Cell main event match featuring Scott Diamond and Diamond Cage with the EAW Championship on the line! Also on the event schedule, Malcolm Jones challenges Heart Break Boy for the Interwire Championship! )
( Return to Dynasty, in the ring, where Theron Nikolas is in the corner taking body blows to the midsection from Erebus Jennings while a referee looks on. )
Stew: An impromptu match set up by the EAW Vice President HRDO is now underway that began during the commercial break following a chaotic brawl between The 1%, Darkane and unexpected ally of Darkane, Erebus Jennings! And HRDO has just made sure that the ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is on the line right here and right now! All members of the Dynasty roster have been banned from ringside during this match, and so far including during the break it has been all Erebus — as Erebus catches Theron with a back elbow to the face on a rebound from an Irish whip!
Talib: Erebus bringing it to the champ tonight, I for one think it’s unfair that the face of our brand has to defend his title in such short notice! It ain’t right if you ask me!
Stew: I for one think Theron can handle a little bit of adversity for once considering he’s the champion now, he’s gotta lead by example and prove that he can deliver at any given moment! After all he is the “moneymaker” isn’t me? Right now Erebus is at the corner delivering stomps to Theron’s midsection, but Theron counters with a thumb to the eye! And attempts to follow up with a running bulldog! Erebus manages to counter that however with a sidewalk slam into the knee, delivering an over-the-knee backbreaker! And there’s a hook of the leg!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO-
Talib: Quick kickout from Theron. The champion scrambling away after writhing a little bit in pain, and he’s trying to bail from the ring but Erebus already has him by a boot! Theron doing his best to claw himself out of the ring but Erebus drags him back to the center of the ring! Theron improvises quickly with a front-rolling body-scissors pin on Erebus!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO!!!!!!
Stew: Erebus with a strong kickout, sending Theron flying using such powerful leg strength! Both Elitists scramble up and Erebus charges at Theron who’s leaned against the rope looking for the CLOTHESLINE TO THE OUTSIDE! Theron ducks underneath it, sprints across the ring, and rebounds to deliver a PICTURE PERFECT DROPKICK SENDING EREBUS TUMBLING THROUGH THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE! Erebus is at ringside holding his jaw which has certainly been rocked by those boots to the face, and Theron follows up with a LOW DROPKICK UNDER THE ROPES that again smacks right into Erebus’ face and takes him down at ringside! The new Answers World Champion taking a little bit of time to gloat now, rolling under the ropes and holding up both fists much to the chagrin of the ringside fans here in Aloha Stadium.
Talib: Theron pulls Erebus back up to a vertical base, looks over his shoulder, and SENDS EREBUS RUNNING WITH ALL HIS STRENGTH INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! EREBUS SMACKS INTO THE STEPS HIP-FIRST, AND DROPS TO THE MAT FAVORING HIS THIGH! The official now asking Theron to take this back into the ring, but Theron teases the ref by sliding in the ring only to slide back out, and go right to work with repeated stomps to the lower body of Erebus! A lot of Erebus’ frame comes from his lower body and Theron is doing a fabulous job targeting that for an advantage. The ref’s beginning his count, and Theron pulls Erebus back up and rolls him onto the apron with his lower body in the ring, and Theron climbs up to the apron himself and delivers a RUNNING LEG DROP RIGHT INTO THE SOLAR PLEXUS OF HIS OPPONENT! Erebus rolls into the ring holding his chest, and Theron crawls over him with a big smile on his face and confidently hooks the leg for a cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew: Kick out again by Erebus! Theron Nikolas telling Erebus to stay down, battering punches away at the skull in a measured pace. The ref’s asking Theron to ease up on the closed fists, and Erebus is taken into the corner by Theron who has a handful of hair, and Theron stomps away into the ribs until Erebus is at a seated base! Now Theron presses the boot into the windpipe, prompting the official to count!
Ref: 1! 2! 3! 4!
Talib: LOOK AT THIS! Erebus clutches the boot with both hands and stands right back up to his feet, with Theron’s foot in his hand and a scowl on his face! Theron can’t believe this sudden burst of energy! ENZUIGIRI FROM THERON NIKOLAS! DUCKED BY EREBUS, HE STILL HAS A HOLD OF THE LEG, AND NOW EREBUS DELIVERS A LEG-TRAP BACK SUPLEX SENDING THERON ACROSS THE RING AND LANDING ON HIS NECK!!! THERON PAINSTAKINGLY RECOVERS AT THE CORNER ON INSTINCT… AND HE’S CAUGHT WITH A STINGER SPLASH!!!! —
Stew: — SUPERKICK!!!! WHAT A COUNTER FROM THERON COMING OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A SUPERKICK!!! AND NOW HE GRABS A GROGGY EREBUS FROM BEHIND… TOUCH!!! OF!!!! HEROINE!!!! BEAUTIFUL RAINMAKER, AND BOTH MEN COLLAPSE TO THE GROUND! Theron Nikolas is trying his best to roll over and crawl just a few feet to get the cover, but you could tell he delivered those two moves purely on instinct, which is to his credit Bari, exactly the kind of instinct you need to have to survive in EAW as a World Champion!
Talib: It sure is Stew! That was a breathtaking counter, and Theron FINALLY claws over Erebus for a hook of the sore left leg!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Talib: EREBUS KICKS OUT! Theron shaking his head after that one, he really needed this thing to end right at that point. The wheels are turning in the champs head, he’s pulling Erebus up again slowly and looks like he’s going for an VINDICATION!!!!!! BRAINBUSTER OVER THE KNEE!!! But Erebus is fighting it! He counters in mid air by landing on his feet, but he drops to a knee holding the damaged leg in pain… this gives Theron the opportunity to run the ropes LOOKING FOR THE SHINING WIZARD!!! EREBUS MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND COUNTERS WITH A FLOAT OVER DDT!!! BEAUTIFULLY CONNECTED, SKULL SMASHING INTO THE CANVAS! Now Erebus drags himself over to the apron and climbs all the way up to the top rope, an area you don’t usually see the Forthcoming of Darkness frequent too often… and THERON STANDS UP JUST TO BE TAKEN BACK DOWN AND TURNED INSIDE OUT WITH THE DIVING CLOTHESLINE!!! THAT WAS A BRUTAL SHOT STEW, THERON’S WHOLE BODY WENT TWISTING AND FLIPPING AFTER THAT!
Stew: And Erebus is crawling over to Theron to try to finish this match off…….and just like that, Theron rolls away from Erebus, under the ropes, and down to ringside.
( Crowd boos )
Stew: The crowd not too happy about that, they were pretty sure that would put Theron away. Erebus is doing his best to recover, as is Theron… but…. uhh wait a minute where is Theron going?
( Theron walks over to the timekeeper and demands his championship. )
Talib: Looks like the champ is leaving!
( Theron grabs his title and walks across ringside saying “Fuck this” before nonchalauntly beginning his walk up the ramp. )
Talib: The Answers World Champion has had his fill, and the baffled referee begins to start his count while Erebus is recovering in the ring!
Ref: 1! 2! 3! 4!
Stew: You’ve gotta be kidding me, is he actually serious!?
Ref: 5! 6! 7!
( Theron continues up the ramp with a grin on his face, and Erebus gets back up to his feet watching Theron who’s already already made it to the top of the ramp. )
Ref: 8! 9! 10! RING THE BELL!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( The entire stadium boos heavily, and Theron Nikolas props the title over his shoulder. )
Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER BY COUNT OUT… EREBUS JENNINGS!!! … BUT STILL THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION, THERON NIKOLAS.
( “Indestructible” by Disturbed comes on, and an enraged Erebus goes back and forth with the referee over the decision. )
Talib: Theron Nikolas taking advantage of the champions advantage, and this crowd sure ain’t amused!
Stew: NOBODY’S amused, Bari. Nobody except for Theron who’s up there smiling with a cheshire cat like grin on his face. This man just cheated 50,000 EAW fans tonight and he cheated Erebus Jennings!
Talib: The champ works when the champ wants to work Stew, what more can you say!
( Theron continues to trash talk to the fans nearby him, justifying his case. The camera transitions backstage, and we see Michael Belfort standing in the Dynasty interview area with Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman. )
Michael Belfort: Aloha EAW Universe, Michael Belfort here standing by with the one and only Lucas Johnson and his manager, Albert Hitchman. Now Lucas, let me be the first to say you put on an awe inspiring performance at Operation: Doomsday, and in one night you have completely altered the view many people in EAW have of you. How do you feel when you reflect on your performance in Houston?
???: Who gives a damn about his performance? He lost.
( The three turn their heads off screen, and Kevin Hunter walks into frame holding his EAW Openweight Championship proudly. )
Kevin Hunter: You know it’s a sad state of journalism here in EAW, when the runner-ups get more press time than the actual champions.
Lucas Johnson: Listen you sons of anarchy looking wannabe–
( Lucas gets in Kevin’s face, but Hitchman holds him back. )
Albert Hitchman: No it’s okay, it’s okay Lucas. Let him ride high off of his fluke victory. You proved more at Operation: Doomsday on the losing end of the stick then Kevin Hunter did with his cheap roll up title win over a guy who’s been phoning it in for close to a year now.
Kevin: Fluke roll up? What show were you watching? Because on the show that actually happened, I pummeled Lars Grier in a Taipei Deathmatch. I exposed him as just another Voltage pet project who failed, so much so that they sent his ass packing back to Battleground because of it. I proved that greasy haired scumbag wrong and most importantly I proved the world wrong. People underestimate both of us Lucas, but in your case it’s actually justified. If you know what’s good for you you’ll take my advice: stop trying to be this “reel wrestler” and start being an asskicker for once, otherwise you’ll embarrass yourself out there tonight and worst of all you’ll embarrass me. And I promise you you don’t want to do that.
Lucas: Listen fool, nobody’s scared of you just because you caught Lars Grier on an off night. I’ll pull my own weight out there tonight in our tag match, but if you really had the guts why don’t you put that bad boy on the line against someone who can actually take you a full 12 rounds.
Kevin: (chuckle) Cool, kid. Maybe someday you can fight for the big boy belts, but as for now you’re gonna have to see what Raven Roberts is up to since you clearly haven’t’ grown out of the New Breed division. Just make good on your promise and keep up your own weight out there, otherwise there’s gonna be some problems.
( Kevin Hunter walks off, and Lucas Johnson as well as Albert Hitchman talk amongst themselves while watching him leave. )
( Return to Aloha Stadium )
(“The Future” by From the Ashes New hits as Ben Black makes his way to the ring)
Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Approaching the ring first, from Melbourne, Australia… weighing in at 196 pounds… BEEENNNN BLLAACCCKKKKKK!!
Stew: Now more action set to get underway and out first is Ben Black. Black has been trudging along here on Dynasty for a few months now, trying to stick the landing… no better night to start than tonight!
(“Timebomb” by Blackfoot and Rancid hits as Shaker Jones approaches the stage and walks with purpose down to the ring)
Stephie Love: And his opponent… from Inglis, Manitoba, Canada… weighing in at 250 pounds… SHAKKKKKKERRR JOOONNNEESSS!!
Bari: And I’m not saying Ben Black won’t be able to do that tonight, but it’s not gonna be easy… not with the mood Shaker Jones appears to be in.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew: The bell sounds and off we go! And immediately out of the gate, here comes Ben Black charging towards Shaker Jones… COMING AT FULL SPEED! But Shaker steps aside and gets his knee up… blocking the oncoming attack and Black drops down, grabbing his mid-section with his right hand! Shaker Jones grabs the other free hand and whips him into the corner… AND NOW HERE COMES SHAKER JONES CHARGING!!… LEAPING UP AND CONNECTING WITH A BODY SPLASH!! Ben Black comes stumbling out of the corner… BUT RIGHT INTO THE CLUTCHES OF SHAKER JONES… AND PLANTING HIM INTO THE CANVAS WITH A SIDEWALK SLAM!!
Bari: Ben Black in pain here as he tries to make it back to his feet but right there is Shaker Jones, remaining on the attack… on the offensive… not letting Ben Black get any time to recover here! Jones pulls him up… into the corner he goes again! Jones cocks his hand back… AND FIRES IT ACROSS THE CHEST OF BEN BLACK!! HE REARS BACK FOR ANOTHER ONE… OH BUT THIS ONE’S DUCKED!! DUCKED BY BEN BLACK… AND NOW HE FORCES SHAKER JONES INTO THE CORNER… TRYING TO UNLOAD ON HIM HERE WITH SOME RIGHTS AND LEFTS… BUT SHAKER JONES ISN’T HAVING ANY OF IT!! PUSHING BEN BLACK OFF HIM!!
Stew: BEN BLACK THROWN BACK, TAKEN OFF HIS FEET BUT HE CATCHES HIMSELF AND COMES DARTING ONCE AGAIN TOWARDS SHAKER JONES… BUT JONES EXPLODES OUT OF THE CORNER… GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT!! GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT BY SHAKER JONES AND GOOD LORD, BEN BLACK IS OUT!! BUT JONES DOESN’T YET LOOK TO BE DONE!! HE GRABS THE ARM OF THE LIMP BEN BLACK… NOW WRAPPING HIS ARMS AROUND HIS HEAD… DROPPING TO THE MAT AND THE CASEY JONES!! SHAKER JONES HAS THE CASEY JONES APPLIED ON BEN BLACK!!
Bari: AND LOOK AT THIS HERE!! BEN BLACK… HE ISN’T EVEN MOVING, NO SIGNS OF A STRUGGLE, HE ISN’T EVEN MAKING AN ATTEMPT TO GET OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION HOLD, AND THAT’S BECAUSE I DON’T THINK HE CAN STEW!! SHAKER JONES CONTINUING TO APPLY THE HOLD, ADDING MORE AND MORE PRESSURE!! THE REFEREE HAS TO MAKE A DECISION HERE!! BEN BLACK CAN’T DEFEND HIMSELF, AND I DON’T THINK HE EVEN HAS HIS WITS ABOUT HIM TO SUBMIT!! THAT BOOT TOOK THE LIFE RIGHT OUT OF HIM!! THE REFEREE RAISES BLACK’S HAND AND IT DROPS IMMEDIATELY BACK DOWN, HE CALLS FOR THE BELL… IT’S OVER!! DOMINATION BY SHAKER JONES!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Timebomb” begins to play as Shaker Jones finally releases the submission and gets his hand raised in victory)
Stephie Love: Your winner… SHAKKKKKKERRRR JOOOONNNNEEEESSS!!
Stew: Wow! What an emphatic victory tonight for Shaker Jones!
Bari: Ben Black NEVER stood a chance in this one! From the on set Shaker had him, and he didn’t let up at all until the end! If this is what Shaker Jones is gonna be bringing to the table in the future, Dynasty better watch out!
( Camera opens up backstage to Starr Stan’s office which is decked out in Luau themed decor, including tiki torches, Koa tree portraits and a King Kamehameha statue. Starr Stan is standing at his desk with a Tech wearing thick-framed spectacles, and they are both hovered over Starr’s HP computer which has been hacked into by “SYNCON”. )
Tech intern: Okay..so your hard drive seems to have been inexplicably encrypted using a 64 bit hexadecimal hashcode, so I’ll need to run a Linux ISO file into your recovery partition so that I can alter the registry within your hive files.
Tech intern: I’ll have to use my operating system to fix your operating system.
Starr: Okay… now what about all of the personal stuff I’ve got on it?
Tech Intern: Well that’s tricky because the files have also been separately encrypted by your cyber attacker, but I do have a tool that may be able to smash through the encryption by sourcing back a duplicate file. Do you have anything like photos, documents, etc that I can use?
Starr: I mean I have some pictures on my phone that are also on my computer but that’s messed up too.
Tech Intern: Hmm.. okay, well do you have any of the stuff on your computer backed up?
Starr: Sorry, I’m afraid I’m too old and dumb for that. My wife told me something about this “OneCloud” thing where you can back all your shit up to but after some of the EAW Women’s Division had their iClouds hacked a couple of years ago I said hell no!
Tech Intern: Well that’s gonna be tricky then… let me see what I can do about your drive.
( The intern plugs his USB stick into the side of the HP Laptop, and Cameron Ella Ava walks into Starr’s office. )
Cameron Ella Ava: Hey Starr!
Starr: Oh, hey Cam. How are we doing this evening.
Cameron: I’m okay, I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity tonight against Ripley. I wasn’t sure when I was going to get another championship opportunity but I promise to make the most of it.
Starr: That’s no problem at all, you’re one of the biggest stars we have on Dynasty and besides, you missed out on the PURE Championship tournament. To me it would be a disservice if you didn’t get a fair shot just like everybody else.
Cameron: I really appreciate that, it’s about time somebody shuts Jack Ripley up. Hey, I also wanted to ask if I could get an update regarding Camille’s time table for return? We’re really hoping that she gets cleared by the doctors sooner rather than later.
Starr: I wish I could give you an update but unfortunately every personal device of mine that connects to the internet has been hacked into, so I’ve walking around with a Nokia brick in my pocket.
Cameron: Yikes, better take all my stuff off of iCloud then :eyes:
Starr: Yeah before the whole internet sees it. But anyways, last time I checked the doctors said they’ll reevaluate her within 10 to 14 days, so I should have a solid answer for you in a week from now.
Cameron: Right, sounds good then. It sucks that we’ll have to miss the Grand Prix but we still have a lot to accomplish together. Thanks again, Starr.
( Starr nods and Cameron walks out of the office. Soon after the office door shuts, it opens wide open again and HRDO walks in the room looking displeased. )
HRDO: Did you see that crap out there?
Starr: (nervously) If you’re referring to Shaker Jones then yes I did, that guy’s an animal isn’t he!
HRDO: Now’s not the time for freaking jokes Starr, I’m talking about The 1%, you’re letting them run roughshod around here! Lately I’ve been finding myself having to do too many people’s jobs!
Starr: I’m doing the best I can man, you know DDD’s in The 1% too, it’s not exactly like I can go over his head.
HRDO: Don’t use DDD as an excuse alright, he may get out of control sometimes but he has yet to overstep your authority — and besides, he’s not even here tonight so you really have no excuse this time. YOU’RE the General Manager, YOU control the talent, don’t you get that? And then that smug bastard Theron Nikolas has the nerve to make a mockery of the Answers World Championship! Those 50,000 people out there were all let down tonight and that’s on your watch as far as I’m concerned.
Starr: I have a plan to keep Theron busy, I even have a guy who wants to help me out. I’ll admit though they sure can be impossible to deal with sometimes. It was already hard as it is dealing with The 1% since the draft but now that they’ve added Impact they’re all beyond reproach!
HRDO: Oh yeah, speaking of that, that’s definitely not going to fly..you do understand that, right? We can’t allow that to continue.
Starr: I don’t know what to do about it. DDD gave him a Gawd Contract and ever since then he’s been doing whatever the hell he wants.
HRDO: Okay, but Impact as an individual is going to do what he always does. The issue is Impact in The 1%. You need to fix that, and I get the sense you know exactly what I mean.
( Starr thinks to himself. )
HRDO: We need parity in EAW Starr, this by no means is a charity but you cannot allow any singular group or stable to have more control of your show than you. Fix this, and fix it fast.
( HRDO exits the room and Starr looks on in worry. )
Tech Intern: WHAT THE HELL MAN?
( Starr focuses his attention to the intern. )
Starr: What’s the problem?
Tech Intern: MY FLASH DRIVE GOT COMPLETELY CORRUPTED! WHAT THE HELL IS “SYNCON”???
Starr: That’s what I tried telling you man!
Tech Intern: (while yanking his USB drive out and collecting his items) I’m sorry sir but this is getting into Anonymous level territory now, I’m sorry but this is way above my paygrade! My advice? Just degauss the freaking thing. Hell burn it completely! It’s wrecked down to the 1’s and 0’s!
Starr: Well what about all my private info?
Tech Intern: Honestly, if you’re lucky it’s all being sold over the dark web right now. Pray to God it’s being sold to a bunch of Koreans who don’t know you and would just rather jerk off to pictures of your wife. I’m out of here.
Starr: Wait, please!
( The tech intern exits abruptly, leaving an even more worried Starr behind. Starr puts his hands on his head and looks off into space in fear. )
( Return to Aloha Stadium, where Stephie Love is standing in the middle of the ring wearing a grass hula skirt, a coconut top, flower in her hair bun and a flower pedals necklace. )
Stephie: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TAG TEAM MATCH AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR…
Aloha Stadium: ONE FALL!
(“Psyched Out” by The Supersuckers begins to play and Ryan Wilson walks out.)
Stephie: INTRODUCING FIRST… WEIGHING IN AT 200 POUNDS… FROM MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA… RRRRRRYYYYAAAAAANNNNNN WWWWIIIILLLLLSSSSSOOOONNNNN!!!!
Stew: Unfortunately for Ryan Wilson he did come up short against Raven Roberts for the New Breed Championship, but he did give her a scar to remember him by.
Talib: A flaming hockey stick right to her ugly gross face! Ha, nice! I bet it’s even more ugly now than it was before, YUCK! I don’t even want to think of that monstrosity she has going on right now.
Stew: Oh stop it Bari, Raven is a very attractive woman and you know it.
Talib: Yeah but she cockblocked the New Breed Title from Dynasty so I hate her now.
(Ryan makes his way to the ring and his music is soon replaced by “The Devil In I” by Slipknot.)
Stephie: AND HIS PARTNER… WEIGHING IN AT 235 POUNDS… FROM JACKSON, MICHIGAN… JJJJJJAAAASSSSSOOOONNNNN MMMMMMCCCCKKKKOOOORRRRMMMIIIIICCCCKKK!!!
(Jason joins Ryan inside the ring and the two wait for their opponents to come to the ring. “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media begins to play and Lucas Johnson walks out with Albert Hitchman. The man who nearly dethroned Jack Ripley for the PURE Championship makes his way to the ring, discussing strategy with his manager.)
Stephie: AND THEIR OPPONENTS… MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING FIRST ACCOMPANIED BY ALBERT HITCHMAN…. WEIGHING IN AT 205 POUNDS… FROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA…. LLLLLUUUUUCCCCAAAAASSSSS JJJJJOOOOOHHHHNNNNSSSSSOOOOONNNN!!!!
Stew: Lucas with the help of Albert Hitchman was able to weasel his way into a match with Jack Ripley for the PURE Championship, and like his opponent Ryan Wilson, he too wasn’t able to get the job done.
Talib: But even with the loss according to Albert Hitchman Lucas is now sponsored by NIKE now… Allegedly.. I mean I don’t know how reputable that is.. But hey he says it’s a thing so..
Stew: Guess we’ve got to take his word for it.
(Lucas and Hitchman take their corner and Lucas’ theme is replaced by “DUST” by Tremonti. The brand new Openweight Champion Kevin Hunter walks out on stage.)
Stephie: AND HIS PARTNER… WEIGHING IN AT 235 POUNDS… FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK… HE IS THE EAW OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION…. KKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEVVVVVVVIIIIIINNNNN HHHHHUUUUNNNNTTTTEEERRREER!!!
(Kevin joins the other three men in the ring and after posing with his championship for a few moments, it’s decided that Hunter and Jason McKormick will start the match for their respective teams.)
Stew: What a great night for the brand of Dynasty, once again proving that we are the most superior brand in all of EAW. If we didn’t prove it at Territorial Invasion with War Games, we certainly did when Kevin Hunter took the Openweight Championship from Lars Grier.
Talib: Ha, totally. Way to waste yet another opportunity Lars! Dumb idiot, have fun on Battleground noob.
(Albert Hitchman grabs Lucas by the arms and directs him to stay on the apron and let Kevin Hunter go in first. Lucas smirks back at Albert, and directs Kevin in. Kevin rolls his eyes and gets in the ring. Jason McKormick stays in the ring, and Ryan Wilson willingly goes to the apron. The ref directs to the bell to get this one underway)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Stew: Jason McKormick and the newly crowned EAW Openweight Champion Kevin Hunter are getting us started off! The Alpha King with a slight advantage height wise in this match. He forces McKormick back into the corner and takes a shot at a clothesline. McKormick ducks and slips under Hunter, reverses positions and begins putting the boots to the champ. Kevin Hunter finds himself down in a sitting position and McKormick nails him with a running knee to the face! He grabs Hunter, pulls him to the center of the ring, and goes for the quick cover!
Talib: Hunter easily powers out and returns to a sitting position. McKormick scoops him up and punches him in the face a few times. He whips Hunter across the ring and attempts to bring him down with a clothesline, but Hunter ducks and uses the momentum he gains to come charging at McKormick. McKormick eats a big boot to the face and the Openweight Champion goes for a cover of his own!
Stew: McKormick easily gets the shoulder up and Hunter pulls him back up. The two men are exchanging chops now, each one just a little harder than the last. Finally, Hunter gains the clear advantage and he lands two punches to the skull of Jason McKormick! Shoot style kick to the gut! Spinning back fist! And he takes McKormick down with a lariat! Nice sequence there from the Openweight Champion and he follows it up with a leg drop that lands across McKormick’s throat! The Alpha King goes for another cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Talib: KICKOUT! McKormick was able to get his shoulder up and this match up is still going on. Ryan Wilson seems to be getting a little antsy now as he clearly wants into this match. Jason sees Ryan in the corner of his eye and starts making his way crawling to the corner. But Kevin isn’t going to let that happen, as he grabs a hold of McKormicks hair, and drags him up to his feet, and delivers an uppercut to McKormick staggering him backward. Here comes Kevin going for a clothesline.. But Jason is able to back body drop Kevin right over the top rope. Jason now has the chance to tag Ryan Wilson and possibly get this match back into their favor… But here comes Lucas Johnson! He grabs the foot of Jason and starts dragging him back to his corner… Jason though able to hop onto one foot.. Enziguri! Lucas Johnson flops out of the ring, and Jason has his chance. Jason leaps to Ryan to make the tag! OH BIG BOOT PLANTED RIGHT IN THE FACE OF JASON MCKORMICK! AND KEVIN TURNS AROUND AND BLASTS RYAN RIGHT IN THE FACE KNOCKING HIM OFF THE APRON!
Stew: Impressive display right there by the Openweight Champion.. But I don’t think he’s done quite yet. It looks like he’s setting it up.. KILLER EFFECT.. NO. Jason was able to wiggle away from Kevin. But Kevin isn’t giving up quite yet, he chases down Jason, but Jason too quick slips between Kevins legs, Drop Kick! That drop kick hit Kevin right in the face, and it drops him.. Ryan Wilson now back on the apron, and Jason is able to tag Ryan Wilson in… Meanwhile on the other side of the ring Lucas Johnson tags himself in, Lucas is greeted with a stiff clothesline, knocking him down, but he gets right back up. And another clothesline knocks him right back down.. But he’s putting up a fight, here he comes right back at Ryan Wilson.. SPINEBUSTER! Ryan plants Lucas Johnson. Ryan now going up to the top turnbuckle, he seems to be waiting to make his move. Lucas now returns to his feet, and Ryan leaps.. Tornado DDT! Again planting Lucas Johnson.. Ryan falls into the cover..
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Talib: No! Lucas was able to get out of that pinning predicament. Oh no Albert Hitchman is back up on the apron jawing at Ryan Wilson. The ref is now getting involved.. He’s doing this on purpose! Ryan now trying to get the refs attention back onto the match, but he needs to get Albert out of here. Neither Ryan Wilson or the ref is paying attention to the ring, and that could be trouble for Ryan Wilson because Lucas is back on his feet. Here he comes.. NO! Ryan Wilson moves out of the way as Lucas runs directly into Albert Hitchman flinging him off of the apron. Lucas looks shocked, and distraught.. RYAN WILSON FROM BEHIND! SCHOOLBOY PIN!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew: NO! Lucas Johnson just barely got his shoulder up, but he did, and this thing isn’t over yet. Lucas and Ryan both able to roll back up onto their feet. Ryan swings wildly at Lucas, but Lucas ducks, and delivers a inverted atomic drop, and a thumb to the eye! The ref is giving a warning to Lucas, but Lucas isn’t even paying attention. Lucas now, lifts Ryan up, backbreaker! Lucas has turned this match around, and has this thing firmly in his grasp. Uh oh, Lucas now stalking his prey.. He just steps on Ryan’s ankle, and puts his full weight on it, and finishes off with a stomp! Ryan is trying to crawl away but it looks as if Lucas is just toying with him right now. He steps on his ankle again, and stomps! Ryan is screaming out in pain, I don’t know he might’ve really hurt his ankle! Lucas.. ANKLE LOCK! Lucas has applied the Ankle Lock and Ryan Wilson is trying everything he can to get out of it.. He’s getting some traction and looks like he almost has the ropes.. No, Lucas Johnson is able to pull him back into the middle of the ring.. Jason McKormick is back on the apron and reaching out, trying to get the tag. But Ryan is too far to get it! But he’s trying, he’s reaching out as far as he can! He’s inching closer, and closer… Lucas notices, and drags Ryan back further from his corner..
Talib: Wait what’s Jason doing?! He can’t go in there, we have rules for tag matches he has to stay on the apron…
Stew: Well he’s not listening.. THE LEGACY!! SUPERKICK TO THE FACE OF LUCAS JOHNSON AND HE GOES DOWN.. Jason rushes back to his corner, and back to the arpon. He’s looking for the tag now, and it seems like it’s the opening they needed. Sure he went about it with some questionable tactics, but it seems to have gotten the job done.. Ryan Wilson is close to the corner… Tag! Ryan has tagged Jason in, and here he comes. But on the other side Kevin Hunter has also been tagged and is the legal man! Clothesline! Kevin Hunter just turned Jason McKormick inside out with that! Well it seems as though Kevin has had enough of this match, and wants to put an end to it right now! He lifts Jason up.. Looking for the Killer Effect again! No! Jason is able to flip out of it.. Kick to the knee! That seems to have caught Kevin by surprise.. DINNER TIME! CURB STOMP CONNECTS, AND JASON FLIES INTO THE COVER..
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Stephie Love: Here is the winners of the match…. RYAAAANN WILLLLSSSSOOOON, AND JJJASSSSSSSOON MCKOOOORRRRMIIIICCKKKK!
(Ryan Wilson rushes into the ring and helps pick up Jason before lifting his arm in the air, and starts celebrating together as a team)
Stew: Great win here tonight by Jason McKormick and Ryan Wilson. Jason McKormick was able to really shine here tonight specifically as it seemed that his team was down and out he was able to pull out the Dinner Time Curb Stomp and deliver the win home for his team.
Talib: And you know he just pinned the Openweight Champion, that must have some sort of positive effect on his future wouldn’t you say Stew?
Stew: Only time will tell, but this is a huge win for both of them, and you know what you gotta like the chemistry between these two! We’ll be right back.
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including a recap video showing the controversial moments that took place yesterday on Empire. )
( Eerie music can be heard in the background. Camera opens up to a dark room with a crystal ball serving as the only source of illumination. On that crystal ball, the events of Operation: Doomsday are shown — specifically the arrival of Apocalypse and Donovan Cross, who decimated ZERO and Andy Lush and left the two bloody, broken and in need of medical assistance. )
???: To gaze into the future, you must first come to understand the past.
( Soothsayer Hamasa appears seemingly from thin air, and she is hovered over the crystal ball. )
Soothsayer Hamasa: History does not repeat itself, however it speaks in rhythm and prose. All that shall be is merely a reflection of what has been. All catacalysma yet to unfold lies in wait, like a demon submerged in the shadows.
( Donovan Cross emerges from the shadows and stands next to Hamasa wearing a terrifying demon mask. )
Hamasa: And the Ancient Greek language dictates ‘Apocalypse’ as the lifting of the veil.
( Apocalypse emerges from the shadows standing at the opposite side of Hamasa, his face covered in a sheeps mask. )
Hamasa: In the Bhagavad Gita, the humble traveller Krishna accompanies Arjuna on his warrior’s quest, only to reveal his universal form as the Lord over all things.
( Apocalypse lifts off his sheeps mask and stares into the screen with a deadly glare. )
Apocalypse: AT OPERATION: DOOMSDAY I MADE IT CLEAR THAT I AM THE DESTROYER OF ALL THINGS.
Hamasa: The most Ancient Chinese curse assures that “interesting times” are inevitable, and shall signify the end.
Donovan Cross: I’m afraid interesting times have come, EAW.
Hamasa: I have not the power to bring forth any omens that may befall this land. I am neither demon (turns to Donovan) nor destroyer (turns to Apocalypse), I am but a mere sibyl. A humble, travelling servant.
Apocalypse: IT’S US YOU HAVE TO FEAR.
Cross: And you should be running for your life.
Hamasa: To interpret the future you must make sense of the truth; that the future is not up for interpretation.
Cross: That means you can run but you can’t hide.
Apocalypse: AND YOU CAN FIGHT BUT YOU’LL NEVER WIN.
Hamasa: And you may scream but you will not be heard. Your cries will not make a sound. Delusions of free-will create an illusory worldview. All that has ever taken place has already been written in stone. The fabric of your reality is hinged upon a thin and narrow veil. Now that this veil is lifted, may the fires of hell rise with it.
Cross: Burn baby, burn.
( Cross gives a sinister laugh, and the light to the crystal ball become brighter until the scene is no longer visible and the segment comes to an end. )
( Camera transitions backstage, and we see Ryan Wilson and Jason McKormick walking together down a somewhat busy hallway corridor with smiles on their faces, still fatigued from the tag match that took place earlier. )
Ryan Wilson: SO good, that was SO good! That was the most fun I’ve had in a tag team match or really any match in a long time!
Jason McKormick: Likewise, you really are an incredible athlete. I can’t believe you’ve been shafted for this long.
Ryan: Oh man, thank you, but I’m not the one who pinned the Openweight Champ out there!
Jason: Lucas Johnson is no easy feat either, I can attest to that personally.
Ryan: Well we know he’s not unbeatable, and honestly with you and I working together, no one is!
( Jason stops walking, Ryan stops as well. )
Jason: You know what? Let’s keep this up.
Ryan: Yeah, I like ‘this’, whatever this is.
Jason: Maybe call it a beginning of a very powerful partnership — hell, a friendship, if you will. I like the cut your jib, Wilson. You and I have similar philosophies in wrestling, and your brilliant wrestling mind balances out my…. sometimes “neurotic” nature, if you will.
Ryan: I think we both have the same vision for this brand, and if we keep working together we’ll achieve it. (sticks out his hand) friends?
Jason: (shaking Ryan’s hand) Friends.
( Shaker Jones is seen walking past the two of them. )
Shaker Jones: (with a nod) Good match out there lads. Nice stuff.
Ryan: Hey thanks brother!
Jason: You too man. (turning back to Ryan) You see that? We’re making some waves out here. Let’s keep this ship sailing. Not in THAT way though.
Ryan: Sounds good to me! Hey let’s grab some grub, we can talk more wrestling over this great food spot in Waikīkī.
( Jason agrees to it and the two continue to talk and walk in another direction until the camera fades away. )
( Return to Aloha Stadium. )
( On the stage we see several men and women with tribal Hawaiian body painting and dressed in traditional Hawaiian tribal garments performing the Haka dance to entertain the audience. This short bit goes on for about a minute. )
( After the dance ends the crowd gives a big round of applause. The camera transitions back to the ring where Stephie Love is standing by. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stephie: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR….
Aloha Stadium: ONE FALL!!!!
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli hits the PA system and immediately the Hawaiian fans jump to their feet. The cheers for Cameron Ella Ava are deafening as she emerges from the backstage area. The EAW Hall of Famer nods her head, acknowledging the crowd, and begins to make her way to the ring. The popular Elitist takes the time to greet the fans who are sitting at ringside before climbing into the ring and getting set for this huge match. )
“ILLEST MUTHAFUCKA ALIVE!!!!!”
( “Illest Motherfucker Alive” by Jay-Z and Kanye West replaces ULTRAnumb, and all of those cheers that greeted Cameron on her way to the ring are replaced by nothing but pure hate and venom for the EAW Pure Champion, Jack Ripley. The arrogant Las Vegas native walks out onto the stage and holds his Pure Championship up in the air.)
SIGN: FUCK THE 1%
(Jack laughs once he sees the sign and takes his time as he walks to the ring. The entire time Jack saunters down to the ring, Cameron is staring a hole in them. She is ready to get this match started and Jack seems fine with dragging out his entrance for as long as he can just to annoy her. Jack FINALLY climbs up the stairs and gets into the ring, ignoring Cameron Ella Ava’s glare, and posing with his championship. People are too busy to give him the benefit of their flash photography because they’re giving him the finger. Finally his music fades out and Stephie steps between the two competitors.)
Stephie: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA… SHE IS AN EAW HALL OF FAMER… THE GODDESS… CCCCCCCAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMEEEEEEERRRRRROOOOOONNNNNN EEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAVVVVVVVVAAAAAAAAA!!!!
(Cam waves to the crowd, but she never once takes her eyes off Jack. She knows that if she wins this match, she will get a shot at the Pure Championship at a later date.)
Stephie: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA… HE’S A MEMBER OF THE ONE PERCENT… THE EAW PURE CHAMPION… THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER… JJJJJJAAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKKKK RRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEYYYYYY!!!!
(Jack does not acknowledge the crowd because he’s rude, but he does make sure Cameron knows that she will never have a snowball’s chance in Hell at being the Pure Champion.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Stew: A highly anticipated singles contest is underway pitting two of the biggest stars in the entire company in a match where, as made official by Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan, if Cameron defeats Ripley tonight she earns a title shot for the EAW PURE Championship!
Talib: Ripley already got himself into a bit of trouble earlier tonight, and he’s already got over half the Dynasty roster with their sights set on him!
Stew: That’s a great point Bari and Ripley knows this to be true, so it’s best that he quit with all of the 1% related antics and put as much energy and focus onto his present opponent, otherwise his title is in jeopardy plain and simple! Cam and Jack take their time eyeing one another up and looking for the quick opening. Cam reaches out, Jack slaps her hands away, Cam tries to grab Jack from behind, he whirls around, takes her by the waist and brings her down to the mat with a side suplex. Cam is back up and tries again, but Jack brushes her off. She drops down to a knee, tries to knock his feet out from under him, Jack blocks, grabs Cam by the arm and pulls her back up. Jack with the side headlock on Cam, but she elbows her way out of it. Cameron with a headlock of her own now, but Jack slips out and goes around her. He locks his arms around Cameron, but she blocks the German suplex attempt. Jack with a clubbing blow to the back of Cam, forcing her down to her knees. Jack down with her now, looking to go for a quick cover, but Cameron is quickly back to her feet. Jack is back up as well and the crowd pops huge for the opening exchange between these two athletes!
Talib: Cam and Jack lock up again, and Cameron slips behind Jack. She locks her arms around him from behind, once again looking to bring the Pure Champion down. This time Jack takes a hold of Cameron’s arm and wrenches it back, causing Cam to cry out. Jack torques that arm again and forces Cameron back against the ropes. The referee makes him break, but Jack absolutely annihilates Cameron with a knife edge chop to the chest that just echoed throughout this building. Cam grits her teeth but marches right back towards the center of the ring to meet Jack. The two lock up again and Cam drops down, attempting to grab Jack by the leg and get him down on the mat. Jack muscles Cam back up to her feet, locks her around the waist. Cam fights out of it with several stiff elbows to the side of Jack’s head. She slips behind him, grabs him around the waist, and GERMAN SUPLEXES HIM DOWN ON THE MAT! Cam goes for the quick cover, but Jack rolls out of the way and both competitors get back to their feet!
Stew: Despite the personal animosity Cameron has for Jack and his 1% brethren, she looks focused on wrestling this match and trying to secure her shot at the Pure Championship. She motions for Jack to come forward and both lock up again. This time Jack is quick to bring Cam down to the mat. He grabs that arm he started working on earlier and wrenches it back. Cam is using her strength to twist around and wrap her legs around Jack’s head, but the Pure Champion flips Cam on her stomach and drives his knee in the small of her back. He grabs both of Cameron’s arms and pulls them behind her, then places his feet on the backs of her legs. Jack rocks back a few times before falling back and lifting Cameron Ella Ava up in the air! Cameron is crying out in pain right now, having her body bent in the most unnatural position you can imagine.
Talib: Cameron Ella Ava is in pure agony right now. Jack is hanging onto this submission with all his might, but Cam is screaming that she will never give up in this match! Jack seems fine with just torturing Cameron, and the smirk across his face says it all right now. This sold out crowd is screaming loud and proud for Cameron, and begging her to hang in there.
Stew: Jack finally releases the hold, but in doing so Cam’s face slams violently into the mat. As The Goddess checks her face for signs of trauma, Jack goes for the quick cover!
Talib: Cam kicks out before the referee can slam his hand to the mat for the two. Jack doesn’t seem bothered. He gets to his feet and pulls Cameron up by the hair. She fires off a series of forearms to Jack’s face, and in response he just reaches back and slams his fist into her face with all his weight behind it. Cameron goes down hard and clutches at her face. That was sick!
Stew: The referee bends down to check on Cameron, and God. Her eye is already starting to swell! That disrespectful slap to the back of Cameron’s head is completely unnecessary.
Talib: Well so was giving her a black eye but this is wrestling and she’s a competitor just like he is. Until Cameron Ella Ava drops off the face of the Earth, the 1% is not going to stop abusing her and trying to take her out of Elite Answers Wrestling forever. That’s why Jack is back to work and dragging Cameron to the center of the ring. As usual, Cam refuses to back down. She struggles back to her feet and Jack just laughs, looking at the damage he did to her face.
Jack (looking out at the crowd and pointing at Cam): So this is your girl?
(The crowd gives Jack a resounding ‘YES’ chant and unable to help herself, Cameron smirks.)
Cameron: Lets go, bitch.
Stew: Jack responds to Cam’s taunt by slapping the absolute hell out of her!
Talib: Cameron Ella Ava lets out a primal scream and tackles Jack Ripley to the ground! Cameron mounts Jack and begins taking him to task! Over and over she slams her fist into Jack’s face! Jack has his hands up in an attempt to defend himself but Cameron’s not having it. She jumps to her feet and begins stomping away on the chest and stomach of the Pure Champion! Jack tries to crawl towards the ropes but Cameron kicks him in the ribs as hard as she possibly can. That’s definitely going to bruise. She does it several more times before dropping her knee into Jack’s rib cage. Cameron is back up now and she jerks Jack up by the hair. She throws him into the corner and puts the boots to him! The champ is dazed and Cam comes flying at him with a running dropkick!!! The back of Jack’s head slams into the turnbuckle and Cam quickly pulls him away from the ropes and hooks the leg!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew: KICKOUT BY JACK RIPLEY!!! Jack managed to kick out and Cameron slams her hand down on the mat. All her frustrations are starting to come out and she begins beating on Jack once again. She repeatedly slams her elbow into Jack’s nose and she’s busted open the Pure Champion! She tries to pull Jack to his feet but he rakes her across the face and rolls out of the ring. Jack looks completely disgusted at the momentum shift in the match and ohhhh. He’s also just realized that Cameron Ella Ava has busted him open!
Talib: Jack looks down at his bloody hand in disbelief and slowly turns back around! He looks up and sees Cam perched on top of the turnbuckle!!!
Stew: CAMERON WITH A MOONSAULT TO THE OUTSIDE!!! JACK WITH YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!! HE KNOCKS CAMERON OUT OF THE AIR WITH HIS FINISHER!!!! CAMERON HITS THE GROUND HARD!!!
( Crowd reacts in shock as the moment is replayed on the screen. )
Talib: That was insane!
Stew: What an incredible counter from Jack Ripley! Jack takes a moment to reflect on the situation and spits down at her fallen body! That’s more unnecessary actions from the so-called champ and Jack grabs Cameron up by the hair. He’s talking mad shit to her right now, but you gotta admire Cam. She’s somehow able to land a few weak punches to Jack’s stomach but that just seems to irritate him at the moment. Jack literally just wiped the blood from his busted nose with his free hand and slapped the hell out of Cameron’s bruised face again!!! He screams in her face and goes to slap her once more, but this time Cam blocks it!! Every time Jack slaps Cam, it just seems to wake her up and enrage her! SHE SLAMS HER KNEE INTO JACK’S GUT! STIFF RIGHT HAND TO THAT BUSTED NOSE!! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT THAT SENDS JACK BACK AGAINST THE BARRICADES!!! Cam is raining clubbing blows to the chest of Jack Ripley!!! She wipes the blood his slapped smeared on her face and wipes it across his chest in a X formation! Cameron just marked her spot with Jack’s own blood and now she’s placing her kicks right on that spot!!! Over and over Cam kicks Jack and those kicks are landing right on the spot she marked!!! Jack is in trouble and Cameron uses this to her advantage and whips Jack into the ring apron! He crumbles to his knees, gripping his lower back!!! Cameron turns around and begins ripping up that protective padding covering the ground! The referee is trying to get Cameron to stop and Jack is reaching under the ring! I can’t see what he’s holding though but Cameron needs to be careful right now.
Talib: The Goddess finishes exposing that concrete and she turns her attention back to Jack!
Stew: JACK JUST HIT CAMERON RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES WITH A FIREPLACE POKER! Cameron Ella Ava slumps to the ground and Jack throws that stupid thing back under the ring! This referee is either blind or turning a blind eye to that despicable act by Jack! I guess he doesn’t want to draw the Chairman’s ire.
Talib: Can’t blame him for that! Jack lifts Cam’s limp body up and presses her over his head. With absolutely no remorse, Jack tosses her up and let’s Cam land on the hardest part of the ring with a sickening thud! Jack climbs back into the ring, drags Cam’s carcass to the middle of the ring, and makes the cover. This one is surely over.
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Stew: NO!!!!! HOW IS CAM STILL ALIVE?!?!?!
Talib: Jack looks a little shocked and honestly, so am I! She was all but dead like two seconds ago! It was just pure stupidity on Cameron’s part to kick out because now Jack is going to end her, and it’s not going to be pretty.
Stew: Jack punches Cameron a few times in the head before flipping her over on her stomach. He grabs her ankle and twists it, bending it in a way it probably shouldn’t be. Cam is reaching for the ropes but she’s so far away at this point. I don’t think she’s going to be able to muscle her way towards them. Jack reaches around and secures his arm about Cameron’s neck and forces her head back to the point where it’s touching her toes. Jack grabbing for her other leg now, and he places his knees in Cam’s back! Jack is now using his knees to lift Cameron up while continuing to bend her in half! Cameron still tries to wiggle free but Jack brings her back down to the mat. He let’s go of the hold and begins driving his knee into the small of her back. Jack gets to his feet and drags Cameron to the corner of the ring. He slips to the outside, takes a hold of Cam’s arm and her leg, and pulls her into the ring post!!
Talib: This is brilliant. Jack is using the ring post to further torture Cam and punish her. The fact that he’s pressing his foot against the post is giving him even more leverage.
Stew: I don’t know if DDD’s abuse of the referees as of late has scared them all straight or something but the referee not administering a count is just absolutely absurd!
Talib: Well so was the biased officiating in Jack’s match against Lucas Johnson.
Talib: Jack finally lets go of Cameron and climbs inside the ring again. Cam is using every bit of strength she has left in her body to pull herself up using the ropes but Jack ruthlessly kicks her away from them. He actually just kicked her right back to the center of the ring. You know, our Pure Champion has shown a lot of mat wrestling here tonight, something he’s not really know for. He truly is a pure wrestler, Stew.
Stew: Jack is staring down at Cameron while she rises up to her knees. Those jabs she just threw at Jack’s stomach barely phased him. Cam is back to her feet now and she is just staring at Jack. These two have waged a war with one another tonight and it’s not even over. Cameron with a right hand. Jack fires back. Cam with another. Jack with another. Back and forth they match one another blow for blow. Cameron finally brings her knee up and catches Jack off guard, but he recovers quickly being the fresher of the two. He stiff shots Cameron with a kick to the temple and she crashes to the mat! Jack picks Cameron up again and lays her out with a snap suplex. Cameron grabs at her back but she once again forces herself back up to her feet. Jack laces another knife edge chop to Cam’s chest, and she fires back with one of her own! Jack hits her with another, this time harder, and Cam cries out in pain!
Talib: She fires back with all her might and this time she sends Jack staggering. The Pure Champ grips his chest and Cameron grabs him by the hair! Cam is headbutting Jack now out of pure desperation! Jack is staggering and Cameron nails him with a European uppercut. She fires off another and then another! Cam quickly follows it up with a dropkick that sends Jack down to the mat! Side mount! She is leveling him with forearms now! Jack fights her off, manages to grab a hold of Cam’s arm and goes for the armbar! Cam reserves and tries to get Jack into position for the same move, but the champ throws her off!
Stew: Jack is back to his feet now and so is Cam, but Jack is able to send her back down to the mat! Cam gets herself into a sitting position and Jack lands a series of nice looking kicks to her back and then finishes it off with one to the back of Cam’s head! Instead of going for the cover, Jack pulls Cameron up by the hair and just destroys her with a clubbing blow to her face!
Talib: Jack backs off and is just waiting while Cameron Ella Ava gets back up to her feet once again. Just stay down, Cam. Damn.
Stew: She won’t, you know that. Cameron with another headbutt AND SHE CATCHES JACK IN THE TEMPLE! JACK STAGGERS BACK AND CAM DOES IT AGAIN! JACK DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE AND CAMERON LETS OUT A CRY OF RAGE AS SHE NEARLY KICKS JACK’S HEAD OFF!!! SHE QUICKLY PULLS JACK UP AND LIFTS HIM UP!!!! BREAKING BARRIERS!!!! CAMERON HIT JACK WITH BREAKING BARRIERS!!! COVER HIM CAM!!!!!!
Talib: Cam finally crawls over Jack Ripley and goes for the cover!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!………… TTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!………… TTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……………
Stew: NOOOOOOOOO! JACK KICKED OUT! CAMERON DIDN’T HOOK THE LEG AND JACK KICKED OUT!
Talib: The devastation is written all over Cameron Ella Ava’s face right now and she doesn’t know what to do. She gets back to her feet and pulls Jack up. She’s trying to lift him up for another Breaking Barriers, but Jack blocks it! He catches Cam in the eye with his thumb and drops her! Jack drops down and goes for that armbar again, but Cameron is fighting like hell to keep him from fully locking it in! JACK HAS IT BUT CAMERON MUSCLES AROUND AND STARTS SLAMMING HER FOOT IN JACK’S FACE! SHE’S HITTING HIM THE MOUTH! DID SHE JUST KNOCK HIS TOOTH OUT?! DID SHE REALLY JUST DO THAT?!
Stew: JACK’S LIP IS BUSTED OPEN NOW AND CAMERON FINALLY BREAKS FREE! SHE IS BACK UP TO HER FEET!!!!!
???: OHHHH CAMMY!
Talib: What the heck was that?!
???: CAMMY CAM CAM! IT’S ME!
( Cameron looks around, and she turns to the massive jumbotron which shows Mr. DEDEDE standing outside what appears to be a residential area. DEDEDE is dressed in a very familiar outfit. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Ohmigod hi!!! How are you? How’s Camille, she doing okay? Hey Cam, check this out?
( DDD backs up slightly and we go from a headshot of DDD to a better view of him, and the camera shows DEDEDE wearing the Sheriff uniform. )
DDD: That’s right! THE SHERIFF IS BACK BAYBAY!!!! HAYYYYYY ZADDY’S HOME! I bet this brings back plenty of great memories for you doesn’t it Cam? It almost feels like yesterday where you and I were the most bestest friends in the whole wide world! Lots of fun memories huh Cammy? Remember when you and I were “Womer Woman and Gaynos?” Or hey remember when we shut down a whole block in San Francisco and threw a gay pride parade? And made MarrKade and The Dragon Slayers show up just to get hazed by a bunch of homosexuals? That was funny wasn’t it? You and I had some great times together Cam……until you decided to become my enemy.
( Cam is seen glaring up at the screen, and DDD gives a menacing look before reverting back to a more cheerful countenance. )
DDD: But hey today we get to put all that to the back burner and have a little bit of fun! I blew the dust off my Sheriff vest today, figured I bring The Sheriff back for a very special occasion, but this time around it’s a different kind of Sheriff….definitely ain’t the Sheriff of the Gay Meat Community, that’s for damn sure. Hey Cam, do you know where I am right now? Camera man let’s get a better shot.
( We get a better camera angle showing a neighborhood that is very familiar to Cameron Ella Ava. )
DDD: That’s right, I’m in beautiful Brentwood, California! Home of a good buddy of mine OJ Simpson! But that’s not who I came to visit Cam……as a matter of fact, I think you know exactly who I came to visit.
( The camera turns to a large, beautiful house. In the ring, Cameron is yelling and screaming at the jumbotron begging DDD to stop what he’s doing. )
DDD: The real reason why I brought ‘The Sheriff’ back, is because I need to make a home visit and issue a citation to somebody for petty larceny. The suspect is someone you know very well Cammy… she is a sweet, beautiful, gorgeous, sexy woman, a woman who has stolen my heart. She has rid me of my ‘Hard on Hoes’ stances and has absconded all my hate and vitriol that I have for women by making me fall in love with her. I’m going to confront her personally, and I figured you needed to see this.
( DDD walks up the driveway of the house until he gets to the front door. Once there, DDD rings the doorbell. )
Stew: What the hell is going on?
( After a moment, DDD rings the doorbell once again, and the door opens…. revealing Cameron Ella Ava’s mother, Carmen Ava, who walks out the door with a big smile on her face. )
DDD: (holding up his fake badge) You’re under arrest for stealing my heart!
Carmen Ava: Oh my Gawd, you’re here!!!!
( DEDEDE leans in and kisses Cameron’s mother on the lips, and the two share in a long, passionate make out session. In the ring Cameron is completely HORRIFIED, covering her mouth in shock and on the verge of tears. )
Carmen: Why don’t you come in? Are you able to stay the night? :heart_eyes:
DDD: I’d love to baby. Don’t know if I’ll be doing much sleeping huehuehuehue.
( Cam’s mom giggles and she takes him by the hand and leads DDD into the house. DDD flashes one last, sinister, evil, demonic smirk into the camera before entering Cam’s mother’s home and closing the door behind him. The camera cuts out. )
( Return to the ring, where we see Cameron Ella Ava frozen in a stupor, shocked and bewildered by what she just saw. )
Stew: That evil son of a–
Talib: RIPLEY FROM BEHIND TURNS CAMERON AROUND AND TRAPS HER WITH A SMALL PACKAGE PIN!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Stew: CAM COUNTERS OUT OF IT INTO A SMALL PACKAGE REVERSAL, SHIFTING HER WEIGHT AROUND!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Talib: RIPLEY KICKS OUT! BUT IT’S TOO LATE!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “ULTRANumb” hits the sound system once again, and Cameron immediately rolls out of the ring and storms up the ramp without looking back. )
Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND THE NEWWW NUMBER 1 CONTENDER TO THE EAW PURE CHAMPIONSHIP! CAMEROOOOOOOON ELLAAAAAAAAAA AVAAAAAAAAA!!!!
( Jack Ripley jumps up on shock. )
Talib: JACK RIPLEY CAN’T BELIEVE IT! CAMERON SLIDES AWAY WITH THE VICTORY, AND THE PURE CHAMPION IS FURIOUS!
Stew: Cameron somehow managed to clinch that at the last second, but that might as well have been the last thing on her mind right now! Mr. DEDEDE had already taken this rivalry with Cameron Ella Ava to disgusting lows to begin with, but now he’s targeting Cameron’s mother??? Is there even a word to describe how sick and deranged that is????
Talib: I lost hope in his humanity a long time ago. The guy’s so twisted you almost have to laugh at it now! But I do understand Cam’s trepidation completely, this is the same guy who just promised “Death, Destruction and ‘you know what'” on her and her sisters, and now her own mother is in the arms of this man completely unattended!
( Jack Ripley is seen arguing with the referee. )
Stew: OH!!! RIPLEY WITH A YOU’LL FLOAT TOO ON THE REFEREE!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS HIS DEAL?!?
( Ripley stands over the official shouting, and he demands to be handed his EAW PURE Championship. Once he’s handed it, Ripley holds up the PURE title to the Honolulu fans who boo him in response. )
Stew: I think HRDO is right about everything he said tonight! The 1% think they can do whatever the hell they want with no consequences! This official catered to him multiple times in this match and he STILL gets assaulted!
Talib: I gotta admit that was pretty low. Most people get suspended or fired for assaulting an official, but I doubt Rip-daddy even gets a slap on the wrist.
( Ripley walks out of the ring and up the ramp being booed out of the building, and he ignores them all while touting his championship gold. )
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an advertisement for this Sunday’s edition of Voltage! See Impact call out the World Heavyweight Champion Rex McAllister! Also Impact meets fellow Hall of Famer Prince of Phenomenal in the main event with Captain Charisma on commentary! )
( Camera opens up backstage where Theron Nikolas is in his private dressing room, dressed in his street clothes, packing up his luggage with the Answers World Championship draped off of a marble counter. )
( A knock is heard on the door. )
Theron Nikolas: Sorry, no autographs.
( Theron zips up his bag of luggage, and another knock is heard on the door. )
Theron: I SAID NO AUTOGRAPHS.
A familiar voice: Really? Not even for your special pal?
( The door opens, and Devan Dubian enters the room with a relaxed look about him. Theron stands up to address him. )
Theron Nikolas: You’re a few different things to me Devan, “pal” isn’t one of them. What brings you here anyways?
Devan Dubian: Well EAW’s here in Hawaii all weekend, so I figured why not swing by and congratulate you is all. Surely any bad blood between us back from Showdown season 11 is under the bridge, right? You and I are both royalty after all.. the least we could do is be cordial.
( Devan walks over to the title draped off of the counter and holds it in his hands. )
Devan: Finally got your hands on one of these huh? I figured you’d probably get to it at some point. You should really handle your World Championship with more care you know. Don’t want to leave it laying around all over the place…that’s a good way to have it taken from you.
( Theron snatches the Answers World Championship out of Dub’s hands and slings it over his shoulder. )
Theron: Yeah, cool story man. Now if you’ll excuse me I was just getting ready to leave, the champ’s got to do champ things. Not that you would relate.
Devan: Of course of course, don’t mean to take up too much more of your time, I just have one more thing to show you. I actually come bearing gifts.
Theron: Is that right?
( Dub leaves the frame of camera for a minute, and re-enters holding a bejeweled championship bag with “Crown Jewel” written on it in jersey fabric. )
Devan: Here you are; a custom made luxury championship pouch for the Answers World Champion. Covered in precious gems, velvet exterior, linen interior. All for you lad.
( Dub hands Theron the championship bag. )
Theron: Wow! For me! Thanks Dubby you really shouldn’t have! But I’ll humor your generosity and accept this neat little gift. Is there any catch?
Devan: I wouldn’t say so, but if you REALLY want to be blown away, get a look at the price tag that’s still inside.
( Theron digs into the championship bag and pulls out a clipboard with a stack of paper clipped to it. His face completely changes upon reading the contents. )
Theron: …..What the hell is this.
Devan: It’s the receipt! As they say, “you’ve got to pay the cost to be the boss”. Well my friend, everything in this world has a price. And at in four weeks from now at Wicked Games you are going to have to pay a hefty sum for the Answers World Championship to remain over your shoulder…because as agreed upon by your GM and an old buddy of mine Starr Stan, you are defending your title against me.
Devan: But don’t worry, you can keep the championship purse if you’d like. Now if you’ll just do a solid and sign your name on that contract for me, pal? Starr Stan and I have already signed.
( Theron smiles, pulls the contract off the clipboard, and tears it into pieces right in Dub’s face. )
Theron: Take your title match and stick it up your ass. The champ does what the champ wants, and if you think I’m going to give you or that miserable brand Voltage a title match out of me at your lousy FPV, then you’ve got another thing coming to you.
Devan: You truly believe you’re going to get off that easy?
( Theron picks up his luggage with one hand and slings the title back over his shoulder with the other. )
Theron: Watch me.
( Theron exits the room, leaving the custom made championship bag on the floor. Dub picks up the bag, and the camera focuses on the details of the bag displaying the words “Crown Jewel” written on the front and a small tag on the side that says “Made in Saudi Arabia”. )
( Return to Aloha Stadium. )
( Stephie Love is in the center of the ring, microphone in hand, and steps forward to announce the wrestlers for the main event match. )
Stephie Love: The following contest if set for one fall and is the main event of the evening! Introducing first, from New Orleans, Louisiana, weighing in at two hundred and forty six pounds, he is the former Answers Heavyweight Champion of the World….DAAAAARRRRRRRRRKKKKKKAAAAAAAANNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!
( “Born too late” by Saint Vitus plays as Darkane makes his way to the ring. )
Stew: The former champion Darkane looking ready for a fight here tonight, Talib, this is setting up to become a great main event!
Talib: For sure, Stew, but Darkane better hope he still don’t have visions of that belt in his mind, or else Impact is gonna knock him right into a loss!
( Stephie Love raises the mic. )
Stephie: Introducing his opponent, from Seattle, Washington, weighing in at two hundred and forty pounds…IMMMMMPPPPPAAAAAACCCCCTTTTTTTTT!
(White lights in the arena flicker to radiate so brilliantly it almost temporarily blinds the audience. As “Can I Live” by Jay Z plays. Impact takes several steps down the ramp with his eyes closed, as if symbolically “turning his back” as he feels people have him, before widening his emotionless eyes and walking into the ring. Impact pays no attention to the crowd.)
Stew: Impact is here to make a statement, Darkane has been accusing him of bringing an army to bear on him, but Impact says he just needs himself!
Talib: Yeah, but he’s also promised Darkane a trip to the Emergency Room, and at the start of this show he almost made sure that happened personally, so I think Darkane needs to be on top of his game tonight!
( Stephie leaves the ring as the official calls for the bell starting the match. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stew: Here we go! Impact and Darkane lock up in a collar and elbow tie up…irish whip from Darkane who then drops to the mat to duck Impact, but instead the King of Hardcore is stomped on the back, Impact saw the telegraphed move coming! Impact pulls Darkane to his feet and hits him with a sharp headbutt, staggering Darkane back a step or two. Impact hits the ropes…SPINNING WHEEL KICK! Darkane is already behind to start this match off!
Talib: He better get used to that rear view, he’s gonna be behind for this whole match! Impact isn’t letting up, though, and positions Darkane in the far corner! Impact takes a few steps back…running double knee! NO! BLOCKED BY DARKANE! Darkane caught Impact by the knees and is now walking him out of the corner! He drops Impact into a headbutt of his own! The Most Watched Champion in REVOLT History is stunned! Darkane is firing off right and left hand jabs now, though, sending closed fists into the jaw of Impact. Now Darkane drops back to the ropes…Lou Thesz Press! Repeated rights to Impact’s head are giving The King of Hardcore some much needed momentum!
Stew: That’s right, Talib, and the former World champion looks to be making the most of the opportunity he’s made and pulls Impact to his feet…short-arm clothesline! Darkane still has the arm, and pulls Impact to the corner…BUCKLE BOMB!!!! Impact is in a heap on the mat after that devastating move! Darkane goes for the pin, but before the official can get into position he notices Impact’s foot on the rope! Darkane could have sealed the victory early there! Impact is still feeling the effects, though, as Darkane grabs him by the hair and drags Impact to the center of the ring. Darkane bounces off the ropes, looking for a knee drop…NO! Impact moves at the last moment, and Darkane drives his knee into the ring!
Talib: Darkane about to get the full fury from Impact now, he was messing around before, but now it’s real! Impact is back to his feet…step-up enziguri! Impact’s foot slams into the back of Darkane’s head, dropping him to the mat. Impact catches Darkane in a headlock, grinding his face into the mat as the referee checks the hold to make sure it’s legal and not a choke…he’s good though! There is a smear of blood on the mat…looks like Impact rubbing Darkane’s face in the mat has re-injured his mouth! Darkane is still feeling the aftereffects of the Operation Doomsday beatdown he took!
Stew: Bloody or not, Darkane isn’t done yet! He’s fighting back to a standing position…BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX!!!! Darkane broke the hold, and meets Impact as he stands with a forearm, then another! After a third forearm Impact ducks into the ropes, causing a break from the official! As the referee backs Darkane off Impact rushes him…SPINEBUSTER FROM DARKANE!!! Impact is holding his head in pain after being slammed into the mat! Sensing his moment, Darkane quickly pulls Impact to his feet then slips behind him before pushing Impact to the ropes…DEVIL MAY CRY!!!!! NO IMPACT BAILS FROM THE RING JUST IN TIME! Darkane twice could have had the match won, but Impact managed to just escape! Talib, what ring awareness from Impact!
Talib: No doubt, Stew, Impact isn’t a 7 time world champion for nothin, man! He knows that ring inside and out! The referee is trying to back Darkane off so he can begin the count, but the Graveworm is trying to get at Impact, who is trying to pull himself to his feet on the outside! Finally backing off to let the referee count, Darkane backs away…SUICIDE DIVE!!!! He leaps to the outside and lands on Impact who was just barely starting to stand! The official is leaning through the ropes now, telling both men that they need to return to the ring! I don’t see how Darkane is still standing after Operation Doomsday, much less being able to take it to Impact like he has!
Stew: Darkane’s definitely taking it to him but he’s also following up as well, pulling Imp up to a standing base and FLINGING HIM OVER THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE DESK!!! BUT IMPACT MANAGES TO COMBAT ROLL OVER THE DESK, CLIMB BACK ONTO IT, AND TAKE DARKANE DOWN WITH A CLUBBING AX HANDLE! That was a beautiful counter from Impact, and now he brings Darkane back into the ring before climbing up to the top rope and stalking The Grave Worm while he’s recovering…. and IMPACT LEAPS OFF WITH A ‘TURNING TIDES’ FROM THE TOP ROPE!!! DIVING HURRICANRANA FROM THE TOP, INTO A PIN!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew: Darkane kicks out! That was one of the most difficult moves to execute in wrestling, and Impact executed it with precision!
Talib: Greats like him make it look easy Stew, and Impact now heads over to Darkane as he’s crawling towards the ropes to find an easier way back up… now Impact places Darkane’s head in a position where the back of his neck is up against the middle rope, and he YANKS DARKANE’S HEAD BACK AS MUCH AS HE CAN TO FORCE THE ROPE AGAINST THE BACK OF HIS NECK AND CAUSE A NASTY LOOKING TORQUE!
Ref: 1! 2! 3! 4!
Talib: IMPACT BREAKS THE COUNT WITH AN ELBOW TO THE BACK OF THE SKULL! Now Impact pulls Darkane up to a standing base and delivers a vicious knife edge chop to the chest! Darkane fires back with a right hand! Impact retaliates with a kick to the midsection, hooks him up and is going for a vertical suplex! But Darkane hammers a series of strikes to the body and hoists Impact up with vertical suplex INTO AN OVER-THE-ROPES GUTBUSTER!!! IMPACT JUST DRAPED OVER THE STIFF ROPES, PAUSE, AND HE MIGHT HAVE HAD THE WIND TAKEN RIGHT OUTTA HIM STEW!
Stew: NOW DARKANE FIRES BACK WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE TEMPLE! That brings Impact plopping down into the ring, and Impact attempts to bail from the ring, but Darkane keeps him in, with a fist full of Imp’s hair! Imp screams out in pain — but he counters with an OVERHEAD PELE KICK! Darkane drops to his back now and Impact takes the opportunity, springs off the middle ropes, and DELIVERS THE FLIGHT SIGHTS!!!! LIONSAULT STRAIGHT TO THE — WAIT A SECOND DARKANE GOT BOTH KNEES UP! AND IMPACT SAW THAT COMING IN MIDAIR, HE STICKS THE LANDING THE BEST HE CAN, HE HAS BOTH OF DARKANE’S LEGS HOOKED WITH HIS ARMS WRAPPED AROUND THE KNEES, AND IS NOW TRYING TO TURN DARKANE OVER FOR THE WALLS OF IMPACT!!!
Talib: Too much leg strength from Darkane, he powers out of it and sends Imp flying! The two opponents scramble up to their feet, charage right at each other, but Darkane catches him first with a rolling forearm across the jaw! That crack of the jaw could be heard from the limited view seats! Darkane takes Imp across the ring into the corner, and follows up with a STINGER SPLASH!!!! DELIVERED!!! SHADES OF EREBUS PERHAPS, A MAN WHO HAD HIS BACK EARLIER TONIGHT AND A MAN WHO NO DOUBT IS WATCHING! NOW DARKANE HOOKS IMPACT FROM BEHIND LOOKING FOR THE GRAVE DIGGER!!! “THE STROKE” ABOUT TO CONNECT —
Stew: But Impact at the last second counters the reverse russian leg sweep facebuster, delivering a judo throw on Darkane! Imp sprints to Darkane, hops over him, runs the ropes and SPRINGS TO THE SECOND ROPE!!! LIONSAULT?! NO DARKANE RUSHES UP TO HIS FEET! AND WITH A SPLIT SECOND REACTION IMPACT SPRINGS FROM THE MIDDLE ROPE, TO THE TURNBUCKLE CORNER, AND OFF THE 2ND TURNBUCKLE WITH A DROPKICK!!! JEDI LEVEL SPLIT SECOND COUNTER, AND IMPACT CONTINUES THE RALLY BY SPRINTING TO THE ROPES AND DELIVERING A LOOOOOONG RAGE LIONSAULT FROM NEARLY HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING!!! PERFECTLY DONE! THERE’S A COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Talib: KICK OUT! Man what offense from Impact, these two obviously came to play and Aloha Stadium couldn’t be more excited! Impact is standing over Darkane now and is crouched over waiting for Darkane to make enough of a recovery to get back up to his feet! Darkane is gasping for air here, you can tell he’s exhausted by this match, but unfortunately for him it might almost be over! Darkane is finally back up and IMPACT TURNS HIM AROUND!!!! EVISCERATION!!!! DARKANE COUNTERS BY HOOKING THE LEGS! AND DARKANE! DARKANE TURNS HIM OVER!!!! NO WAY! NO WAY!
Stew: DARKANE HAS THE WALLS OF IMPACT APPLIED IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!! IMPACT CANNOT BELIEVE THIS! HE’S BEING FOLDED LIKE AN ACCORDION AND HAS HIS HANDS ON HIS HEAD JUST SEARING IN PAIN FROM HEAD TO TOE! I DON’T THINK ANYONE EXPECTED DARKANE TO PULL THAT OUT OF HIS BAG OF TRICKS, AND UNFORTUNATELY IMP’S NEGLIGENCE WILL BE HIS UNDOING! HE LOOKS DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO GIVING UP!
Talib: IMP IS ABOUT TO TAP, BUT STOPS HIMSELF AT THE LAST SECOND! HE’S HOLDING ON BY MERE INCHES, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE IMP HAS IN HIM! HE’S OUT OF LUCK, OUT OF OPTIONS, AND IS ABOUT TO TAP OUT TO DARKANE!
Stew: WAIT A MINUTE! JACK RIPLEY???
( Jack Ripley jumps on to the ring apron. )
Talib: The referee’s full attention is on Jack Ripley — LOOK AT THAT!!!!! THERON SNEAKS IN THE RING FROM THE OTHER SIDE!!!! SUPERKICK!!!! FLUSH SUPERKICK HITS THE JAW OF DARKANE!
Stew: NO! NO! NO! NOT AGAIN, NOT ANOTHER SCREWJOB!
Talib: THE REF TURNED BACK TO IMPACT WHO’S ON ONE KNEE, DARKANE IS STUNNED BY THAT SUPERKICK, AND IMPACT CATCHES HIM WITH THE EVISCERATION!!!!!! THERE’S THE COVER TO FOLLOW THAT ONE UP!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Can I Live” by Jay-Z hits, and a sluggish Impact celebrates his victory. )
Stephie Love: Here is your winner, IMPAAACTTTTTT!!!!!
Stew: THERON AND RIPLEY STORM INTO THE RING AND CUT THE CELEBRATION SHORT! THESE TWO SCANDALOUS SONS OF BITCHES ARE STOMPING THE HELL OUT OF DARKANE!
Talib: THEY’RE NOT INTERESTED IN PLAYING FAIR, THEY’RE NOT INTERESTED IN KINDNESS, THE ONLY THING THEY’RE INTERESTED IS WINNING! SETTLING THE SCORE! AND NOW IMPACT JOINS IN ON THE MUGGING, PREDICTABLY SO, AS HE’S HOVERED OVER DARKANE NOW HAMMERING PUNCHES! TRYING TO FINISH THE JOB HE STARTED AT THE TOP OF THE BROADCAST! BUT HERE COMES EREBUS! EREBUS JENNINGS COMES CHARGING DOWN THE RAMP, BASEBALL BAT IN TOW THIS TIME! NOW HE SLIDES IN THE RING AND SWINGS FOR THE FENCES, ALMOST KNOCKING THERON’S HEAD OFF! BUT THERON DUCKS THE BAT SHOT AND SUPERKICKS THE BASEBALL BAT OUT OF EREBUS’ HANDS!
Stew: RIPLEY HOLDS EREBUS FROM BEHIND, AND THERON IS FIRING AWAY WITH PUNCHES! EREBUS TRYING TO FIGHT BACK, BUT HE’S HAVING TROUBLE KEEPING UP! MEANWHILE IMPACT HAS DARKANE CORNERED AND IS STOMPING THE ABSOLUTE HELL OUT OF THE FORMER ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!
Talib: THERON WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK TO THE JAW!!!! RIPLEY WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX INTO THE CORNER!!! RIPLEY AND THERON HI-FIVE, TALKING THAT TALK, KNOWING DAMN WELL THEY’VE GOT THE ADVANTAGE!
Stew: AND IT IS A TWO ON ONE ASSAULT, THERON RIPLEY AND IMPACT HAVE DARKANE AND EREBUS COMPLETELY OUTNUMBERED–
( A huge ovation comes from the crowd. )
Talib: WAIT A MINUTE!!! LOOK WHO THAT IS!!!
Stew: IT’S DEVAN DUBIAN!!!!! DEVAN DUBIAN EMERGES FROM THE AUDIENCE!!!! AND HE CATCHES THERON NIKOLAS FROM OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A BLEEDING EDGE!!!!! THIS IS THE MAN WHO STARR STAN HAS OFFICIALLY GRANTED AN ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH AT WICKED GAMES, AND HE JUST PLANTED THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!
Talib: IMPACT IS PREOCCUPIED BY BEATING DOWN DARKANE, AND DUB TURNS HIM AROUND — BLEEDING EDGE ON IMPACT!!!! BUT IMP PUSHES DUBIAN AWAY AND DRAGS HIMSELF OUT OF THE RING! AND JACK RIPLEY BAILS FROM THE RING AS WELL! NOW DUB IS TURNED TOWARDS THERON LOOKING FOR PERHAPS THE PUNT KICK TO THE SKULL!!! THIS COULD END THERON NIKOLAS BEFORE HIS REIGN EVEN GOT A CHANCE TO BEGIN!
Stew: BUT JACK RIPLEY DRAGS THERON OUT OF THE RING BY HIS LEGS! RIPLEY AND IMPACT HOLDING UP A BARELY CONSCIOUS THERON NIKOLAS, AND DEVAN DUBIAN, EREBUS JENNINGS AND DARKANE HAVE CAPTURED THE RING!
( “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters hits on the sound system, and Devan Dubian stands in the ring challenging The 1% to re-enter. Erebus and Darkane soon recover as well, staring down Imp, Ripley and Theron who are backing up on the ramp. )
Stew: IT IS DEVAN DUBIAN STANDING TALL IN A SHOCKING APPEARANCE AFTER REVEALING HIMSELF TO BE STARR STAN’S HAND SELECTED NUMBER 1 CONTENDER TO THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
Stew: Theron Ripley and Impact wanted to have their cake and eat it too, but Devan Dubian is the unlikely hero if you will, showing up to save Darkane and Erebus from succumbing to the numbers game!
Talib: Theron ripped up the championship match contract in Devan Dubian’s face, and now he ends tonight’s Dynasty with egg on his own! That’s all we have for you tonight ladies and gentlemen, mahalo to the EAW faithful here in Honolulu!
Stew: Make sure you all tune back in tomorrow night for Showdown Supershow No Regards, featuring EAW Champion Diamond Cage defending his title against Scott Diamond inside Hell In A Cell! Goodnight everyone, from Aloha Stadium!
( Camera fades to black. )
( EAW logo buzzes )