( EAW Intro plays )
( Broadcast opens up to the beautiful golden ceiling WVU Coliseum, where 14,000 rabid fans – predominantly high school & college kids who get a 50% off student discount for one night only – are cheering wildly. )
( SCREEN BAR: West Virginia State University )
Stew-O: WITH THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE OF EAW REACHING AN ALL TIME FEVER PITCH WE WELCOME YOU, LIVE, TO FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY: WHERE WE FIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS!
( “Talk Up” by Drake and Jay Z hits, and the LED lighting all over the arena returns to a dark purple hue with flashes of gold as smoke slowly begins to rise from the stage. The audience FLOODS the entire arena with boos, and shortly after Theron Nikolas, Cleopatra, Amber Keys, Madison Kaline and Mr. DEDEDE all walk out to the stage in that order. Theron is proudly carrying his Answers World Championship over his shoulder wearing a navy blue suit and tie with a long polkadot tie. The Queens Court are dressed in ring gear, but all wearing 1% tops with Kaline wearing a 1% branded choker. DEDEDE is dressed in a green 1%-themed Adidas tracksuit and dark shades on. )
Stephie Love: Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome Cleopatra, Madison Kaline, Amber Keys, and the ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION, Theron Nikolas: THEEEEE OOOOONNEEEEEEEE PERCEEEEEEENTTTTTTT!!!!!!!
Talib Bari: Sweet mother of God! Take a freaking picture people, you are witnessing history right before your very eyes! I submit to you that we are looking at the most powerful organization in the HISTORY of Elite Answers Wrestling!
Stew: We ended last week’s broadcast with the biggest Dynasty ratings since the show moved to Friday nights over 4 and 1/2 years ago!
Flannery McCoy: The Queens Court merging forces with an already formidable power structure here on Dynasty is bound to create shockwaves, Stew. With the expansion of “The New 1%”, the entire world has effectively been put on notice! Let’s take look back see exactly how it all went down…
( Recap airs to last week’s edition of Dynasty: It begins with Theron Nikolas and Mr. DEDEDE in the ring, where Theron is addressing the major night they both had at King of Elite. Darkane and Erebus Jennings are looking to exact justice for the attack they suffered at the hands of Mr. DEDEDE, however they are held out of the arena by the DDD Task Force as well as arena security staffing. Later that night DDD/Theron faced Ryan Wilson and Shaker Jones of The Score, with the match ending after a spear from Mr. DEDEDE. Following the match DDD and Theron continued their assault, prompting Jason McKormick to defend his friends, only to be overwhelmed by the 2-on-1 attack. DDD attempted to put McKormick out of action with a Wings Of Hell, however Darkane and Erebus would leave behind a trail of bodies in order to break into the arena and even the odds. Just as it seemed they would settle the score, three figures wearing all black clothing and masks would blindside Black Cabal before revealing themselves to be The Queens Court. Madison Kaline and Amber Keys delivered an unrelenting assault with a barbed baseball bat, leaving The Score and Black Cabal all laying and unresponsive. )
( RETURN TO THE ARENA: We see 1% standing around in the ring with Theron especially soaking in the negative response from the fans. Joining them in the ring is Kathy Kush, who stands by with a microphone in hand seeming a little bit nervous but maintaining her bearings. She first approaches Theron, who has confidence virtually dripping from his pores. )
Kathy Kush: Theron, I would first like to congratulate you on an incredible victory two weeks ago at King of Elite against Jamie O’Hara. Many people feel as though that were your best performance as Answers World Champion to date, and I’m one of them. And regardless of how many people may feel, there is no telling that this expansion made by The 1% is up there as one of the biggest power plays in the history of E-
Crowd: (drowning Kathy out) SUCK A DICK THERON SUCK A DICK! :clap: :clap: SUCK A DICK THERON SUCK A DICK! :clap: :clap: SUCK A DICK THERON SUCK A DICK! :clap: :clap: SUCK A DICK THERON SUCK A DICK! :clap: :clap: SUCK A DICK THERON SUCK A DICK! :clap: :clap:
( Theron smirks and allows them to continue. )
Theron Nikolas: Sorry about them, Kathy. You were doing so well, too. Don’t worry because I know you’re a smart girl, you see the truth for what it is, you probably have a higher IQ on your own than the collective IQ from the rest of these mongrels COMBINED.
( Crowd vehemently boos. )
Kathy: Well, people do feel strongly about The 1% but it is difficult to argue with the results. I’d just like to ask how in the world did all of this come about?? Where were you, DDD and Queens Court able to convene and create this new monster known as ‘The New 1%’?
Theron Nikolas: It was all my brainchild, Kathy. There was a lot to work out obviously but it came to me not too long after Road to Redemption that there needed to be an impression made, not only here on Friday Night Dynasty, but on this company to show these peasants where the true power actually lies. The five of us – it’s no secret – we embody hegemony around here. Whatever the five of us will, it shall be done. Look at Madison, she willed her way into becoming the Empress of Elite even when it seemed like the system literally opposed her. Then she turned around and capitalized, sending a paper champion like Stephanie Matsuda not only out of the title picture, but out of the entire company!
( Crowd boos as Madison Kaline nods with the usual devilish smile on her face. )
Theron: Look at Amber Keys, a woman who THIS ENTIRE BUSINESS would be unrecognizable without, whos contributions went overlooked and unrecognized for years! She came back and forced Empire to acknowledge her for the GOAT that she is!
Amber Keys (off-mic): Damn. Fucking. Right.
Theron: And the Queen of the Nile herself, Cleopatra, the greatest champion and the TRUE longest reigning World Champion in the history of Elite Answers Wrestling. She dominated this place, keeping her oppressive foot on the neck of the likes of Cam and HBG, proving exactly why she is the greatest Vixen of all time. It was a no brainer Kathy, The Queens Court are in The One Percent because they are and have always been One Percenters. And with myself at the helm as the fearless leader (raises title) and GOD-EMPEROR THAT I AM … Friday nights can expect a new definition to the word, “Dynasty.”
( Theron steps back self impressed, and Kathy switches her attention to Cleopatra. )
Kathy: Cleo, with you being Theron’s Tag Team Grand Prix partner last year you’ve obviously been able to spend a lot of time with him and get to know him well. What gave you the motivation to agree to this merger of forces, and can you also tell us what is your vision for this new alliance?
Cleopatra: (Taking a glance back at DDD) To steal a line from the greatest to ever do it… power doesn’t respect weakness, power only respects power. It just so happens, Kathy, that weak, insignificant little peasants like these people here in WVU…
( Thunderous boos from the audience. )
Cleopatra: Peasants such as all of them, and quite frankly like most people in the back, could never truly understand what it’s like to form a connection strictly off of greatness. We watched The 1% dominate in the War Games late last summer, and The 1% watched QC dominate Empire for the entire fall. Here’s something that most people won’t relate to Kathy; when you’re good enough, you don’t feel threatened by seeing others be great, instead you feel reinvigorated just by their greatness. The powerless have done all that they can to rally enough of a mob and try to back the likes of us into a corner, but EAW doesn’t operate under mob rule – never has, never will. EAW is about busting your ass, knowing what you deserve, and taking what is rightfully yours. That’s how I became Queen of the Nile, and that’s why the five of us are standing where we are today. Well QC and The 1% have already made our decision, and we decided we aren’t satisfied with having a spot, we want the whole fucking kingdom.
Kathy: That certainly puts things into perspective for a lot of us, Cleo, thank you. While The 1% is in an unquestioned position of power, there is still quite a bit of pushback against this regime, namely from the likes of The Score and Black Cabal. Although they are banned from the building tonight —
( Crowd boos. )
Kathy: Is there any preparation you guys are making for the inevitable retaliation that’s to come from your dissidents?
Theron: Oh I not only expect it, I welcome it. But there are consequences for your actions Kathy. Every single action that you take comes with a result, and if you are on the wrong side of the power dichotomy then your choices are real simple: you have no real choices to begin with. You either comply to the powers that be, or you lose everything you ever worked for at the snap of a finger. Look at Black Cabal for example — neither of them had any business being in the arena last week, but they not only broke a rule set in place by the EAW Chairman, but they continued their unprovoked rampage on EAW staff and personnel! Now I personally think that deserves a suspension, hell, that warrants outright termination!
Madison Kaline: But you know what Theron? Firing them would just be too easy… I personally do hope they have the balls to show their face again, by whatever means they find necessary. Last week I was only having fun with them, but this time I want to make every last one of them beg for mercy.
Theron: (to the hard camera) Here’s a life lesson boys: order defeats chaos every single time. You don’t have what it takes. Let me say it again, YOU DO NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BEAT US. I have an undefeated record in the game of warfare, and I’m not getting up from my iron throne any time soon. And I don’t care if it’s Black Cabal, The Score, or even my opponent tonight Hades the Hellraiser. You can all come for the king if you’d like, but the result will still remain the same —
( “Sound of Silence” by Necroblaspheme hits, and the crowd jumps up to their feet in applause as APOCALYPSE and Donovan Cross walk out to the stage and slowly head down the ramp on their way to the ring. )
Stew: Oh my!
Talib: What in the world? What are Monster & The Devil doing out here? They’re interrupting The New 1%! Do you know anything about this Flanny?
Flannery: I couldn’t tell you what their reasoning is for arriving, I’m not Soothsayer Hamasa, but I can tell you all of a sudden the mood in the arena and ESPECIALLY the mood in that ring has just completely shifted! That arrogant smile just got completely wiped off of Theron’s face!
( APOCALYPSE steps over the ropes and into the ring, and Donovan rolls underneath the ropes to enter the ring before picking up a microphone from the apron. “Sound of Silence” dies down, and Theron stands off with APOCALYPSE and Cross while Maddie, Amber and Cleo are standing by and DDD is in the background with a look of concern on his face. )
Donovan Cross: Well, well, well… if it isn’t my God Emperor in the flesh? Say, “your highness”, answer me this: what’s a God Emperor to a nonbeliever?
Theron: I’m not answering a goddamn thing, what the hell is this all about?
( APOCALYPSE snatches the microphone out of Theron’s hands, leaving him stunned. )
APOCALYPSE: ENOUGH OF YOUR GODDAMN MOUTH ALREADY. (to DDD) DEDEDE, WE’VE WAITED LONG ENOUGH, WE WANT WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OWED TO US AND WE WANT IT NOW!
Theron: (off-mic) What the hell is he even talking about?
Donovan: (to DDD) No more waiting, no more games, we want what you promised the both of us IN WRITING. And if we don’t get what we want, there are going to be some very serious consequences, Mr. Chairman.
( Theron snatches the microphone from Kathy Kush. )
Theron: Listen you big stupid son of a Bitch, nobody in this ring owes you a goddamn thing, so I don’t know whether you’re lost or if you’re just a moron but why don’t you both show the God Emperor a little goddamn respect and hit the bri–
Stew: APOCALYPSE LUNGES FOR THE THROAT!!! HE HAS THERON BY THE THROAT!!! QUEENS COURT RUSH IN, READY TO ATTACK, BUT DDD JUMPS BETWEEN EVERYBODY AND FRANTICALLY BREAKS UP THE ALTERCATION!
( APOCALYPSE releases the chokehold, causing Theron to cough violently while clutching his larynx. Amber and Madison are closing in to attack Cross, but DDD jumps in between both of them and demands that they both back away. He then talks to both APOCALYPSE and Donovan Cross, with his words unable to be picked up by the microphone, but he eventually convinces Monster & The Devil to leave the ring and follow him up the ramp. )
Talib: Wait a minute, he’s leaving with them?!
Flannery: I’m really confused.
Stew: That goes for all of us I think, APOCALYPSE and Donovan Cross have just come out here inexplicably and are demanding something – whatever it is – that was promised to them by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. DEDEDE. And now he appears to be leaving with them!
( Theron watches from the ring, bewildered and confused as Mr. DEDEDE, APOCALYPSE and Donovan Cross walk up the ramp with haste. The last shot can be seen with Theron still holding his throat and scowling until the camera transitions into the first commercial break. )
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including a recap of last night’s Empire. )
( Return to the arena. ‘All I Do Is Win’ fades out as Thadd Blazevich, Crosby, and Carsyn Carter stand in the center of the ring, microphones in hand. The cheering of the crowd takes over for the music as the crowd expresses their love for the Bros. Seemingly in awe of the response, Thadd puts his hand over his heart and smiles broadly to the crowd. )
Thadd Blazevich: WE LOVE YOU TOO, HAIL WEST VIRGINIA, HAIL!
(The uproarious crowd’s volume increases at the mention of their fight song, and a not too small portion of the crowd begin singing it as the FloBros, and Sis, look on. After a moment Thadd puts up his hand to calm the crowd.)
Thadd Blazevich: Alright bros, we can’t be out here all night, we got some business to get to, but first I wanna take a second to point out how my guy, Cros that unhooks the bras, looked amazing last week beating Bowie Grey and proving to everyone that he belongs here in EAW!
(Crosby smiles a bit at the recognition, and waves before stepping forward.)
Crosby Carter: I appreciate that, man, but don’t stand there and act like you’re not walking fucking death too, Thadd, you’re the the baddest bro on the block! As far as Bowie goes, it wasn’t just me…if it wasn’t for the love of my life, Carsyn here *Crosby gestures to the ever beautiful Carsyn Carter who steps forward and soaks in the crowd acknowledgement.* I’m half the man I normally am. She’s the anchor of this team, and, Imma just say it…without here there is no FloBros.
(Thadd’s goofy smile brightens.)
Thadd Blazevich: You’re right, all three of us are a unit, and when we’re on top of our shit no one can touch us!
Crosby Carter: Damn right man, and we’ve been thinking…those Unified Tag Titles would look pretty epic around the waists of the Bros…(He looks to the audience) What do you guys think?
(The crowd thinks it’s a pretty fucking cool idea,)
Thadd Blazevich: Right on! So, yeah, whatever we need to do to get there, the Bros are coming for the Unified Tag Belts, so –
(Thadd is cut off as ‘In My Mind’ by Dynoro and Gigi D’agostino begins to play and the crowd erupts in a hail of boos directed at the Legion as they walk down the ramp, microphones of their own in hand.)
Crosby Carter: Buzz kill man, who are these guys?
(Finn steps up to Crosby, microphone raised to his mouth.)
Finn: Look, you piece of deathmatch trash, who do you think you are to come out here and declaring a title shot?
(Thadd steps between Crosby and Finn, and places his hand on the newcomers shoulder, trying to calm him down.)
Thadd Blazevich: Look my G, I get it, it’s not that deep…you and your buddy here are new and looking to make an impact, but we’re not here for that, man, we’re here for a good time and to hang out with this awesome crowd! So, how about you and your buddy take yourselves back to the dressing room and watch the rest of the show while the Bros continue our business here in the ring?
(Finn knocks Thadds hand away and takes a step back from the Bro.)
Finn: Don’t touch me, Trash. That’s all you and your friend and his trashy wife are, noth-
(Finn is cut off as Crosby catches him in the jaw with a hard right that drops The Midland Killer to the mat. )
Flannery: He deserved that!
Talib: No kidding, never talk about a man’s wife fam!
( Feedback explodes from the PA system as the microphones are dropped and Carsyn exits to ringside. A referee runs down to the ring before Thadd and Kyie can start fighting.)
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stew: There’s the opening bell, and it looks like Finn Edwards will start this one off against Thadd 2 Badd, with both of their partners finally at a corner trying to cool their jets and go into this with a level headed approach after things got a little bit tense right before the bell! Both men lock up In the middle of the ring, Edwards gets a standing side headlock, Edwards looking to take Thadd over, but Blazevich able to block and find a backdoor out of that head lock! Thadd grabs a waistlock, Finn now trying to unclasp the interlocked fingers of Thadd Blazevich, But Thadd takes him down to the canvas with a rear amateur takedown!
Flannery: Thadd immediately transitions to a front facelock, good work by Thadd to get this advantageous position here on the mat where Edwards is gonna have to fight for every bit of movement!
Talib: And That is not an easy feat! I’ve watched the tape on the Legion and they pride themselves on mat wrestling!
Stew: Edwards trying to get his feet under him, trying to get some leverage to just slip out his head, But Thadd counters nicely with a Gator roll that has Edwards on his back! Blazevich trying to catch him sleeping with a lateral press!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! KICKOUT!
Flannery: Finn getting his shoulder up quickly! Both men back to their feet, Edwards Charges at Thadd, but Blazevich sweeps him right off his feet! Thadd again with the cover this time the leg is hooked!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! KICKOUT!
Talib: Thadd picking Finn up by the head, OH Finn lands solid forearm to the chin! Thadd caught off guard as Finn throws a spin kick! But Thadd able to step away and just out of range of that kick! Edwards still on the attack however as he charges with a clothesline! Thadd ducks underneath, AND BLAZEVICH WITH BACK KICK TO THE GUT! Edwards doubled over, Blazevich off the ropes, And lands a running forearm smash!
Flannery: Thadd Tagging out to Crosby Carter, Carter with a full head of steam as he leaps up… YOUR UBER HAS ARRIVED!!! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP LANDS RIGHT ON THE CHEST! Edwards clutching at his chest as he gets back up! Carter ready for him, and lands a beauty of a snap Suplex! Carter floats over for the pin!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTWWWWWOOOOO!!! KICKOUT
Stew: Still too much fight in Finn Edwards to stay down! Carter tagging Thadd back in, Blazevich hooking Edwards by the head for the kneeling DDT! BUT Finn fights back with several hard shots to the ribs! Thadd still hanging on, But Finn drives him back first into the corner!
Talib: And Thadd2Badd trapped in Enemy territory as Finn drives his shoulder Into his gut! Edwards tagging out to Kyie Daniels who lays into Thadd with one forearm shot after another! Thadd fires back with a right hook that knocks Daniels back! BUT DANIELS STRIKES BACK WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE!
Flannery: Thadd didn’t see it coming! Blazevich stunned in the corner, Edwards tagged back in, Finn with a chop to the chest!
Flannery: Edwards with another chop! A third! Edwards backing up now, what does he have in mind?! STINGER SPLASH! IT MISSES AND EDWARDS HITS NOTHING BUT THE UNYIELDING STEEL!!! Blazevich shaking off the cobwebs, HEY DANIELS WITH A HANDFUL OF HAIR DRAGGING THADD DOWN AND BLAZEVICH’S HEAD BOUNCES OFF THE CANVAS!
Talib: Edwards tagging out, Kyie grabbing Blazevich by the head, and snaps him over with the single underhook suplex! Thadd Landing hard on his back! Cover made by Daniels!
Stew: Thadd kicking out! Kyie picking up Blazevich, Daniels has him set up! AND DANIELS WITH A HUGE PILEDRIVER THAT JUST COMPRESSES THE SPINAL COLUMN!! Kyie not finished yet as he stomps away at Thadd! Thadd trying to protect himself but those Daniels still landing! Thadd still fighting to get back to his feet! Daniels tagging out to Edwards! Edwards with a hard kick right to the kidneys! Blazevich falls to his knees from the impact of that one! DISHONOUR!!! THAT KICK ECHOING THROUGHOUT THE ARENA!!! Here’s the cover this may be over!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOO!!! KICKOUT!!!
Flannery: The resiliency Of Thadd Blazevich being put to the test here tonight, But Thadd not giving in! Edwards dragging Blazevich to his feet! Thadd fighting back with a leg kick! Edwards Answers back with an elbow strike! Thadd with Another kick! FInn with a second elbow to the face! Finn with another elbow, THADD BLOCKS IT AND COUNTERS WITH STANDING SIDE KICK TO THE CHEST! BUT EDWARDS CATCHES IT! Finn with a hold of that foot, Finn spinning him around… TITAN!!! WHAT A DEVASTATING RAINMAKER WHICH NEARLY TOOK THADD’S HEAD OFF!!!
Stew: Finn tagging out instead of going for a cover! Daniels not giving Blazevich any room to breath as he drops an elbow right to the heart! Kyie picking Thadd up and whipping him off the ropes! SUPERKICK!!! NO! THADD DUCKS UNDERNEATH! Blazevich rebounding off the ropes… DUDE, IT’S A SPEAR!!! THADD NEARLY SPEARED KYIE DANIELS RIGHT OUT OF HIS SHOES!!! Both Daniels and. Blazevich are down! Edwards entering the ring and picks Thadd up! Kyie with control of the wrist… TITAN!!!
Flannery: THADD DUCKS UNDER IT! BLAZEVICH ROLLING UNDERNEATH THAT LARIAT… BROTEIN SHAKE!!! THE DRAGON SUPLEX SENDS EDWARDS CRASHING DOWN ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK!
Talib: Amazing move to pull out right there! But that may have been the last bit of energy that Blazevich had! Crosby and Carsyn clap, stomp, and pound on the mat to try and corral Thadd to their Corner! AND LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT!
Crowd (in time with the clapping): BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO! BRO!!!
Stew: Thadd starting to stir, Edwards and Daniels almost to their feet, The Legion with a double clothesline! Thadd Rolls past them, Tag made to Crosby! BLAZEVICH WITH A DOUBLE JUMPING CUTTER!! Thadd planting both Daniels and Edwards face first into the mat!
Talib; Carter rushes at Kyie Daniels And lands a dropkick! Crosby up up immediately, and lands a dropkick on Edwards! Daniels back to his feet! LOOKS GNARLY!!! SHIRANUI LANDS FOR CARTER!
Flannery: OH EDWARDS WITH A SHOT TO THE BACK! BUT LOOK OUT HERE COMES THADD BLAZEVICH! JERSEY TRASH 2000!!! BLAZEVICH PLANTING FINN EDWARDS WITH THAT BITTER END!!! FINN IS OUT COLD!!! CROSBY PICKING UP DANIELS, CROSBY SETTING HIM UP… BBBBBBRRRRROOOOOO OOOOOOOUUUUUT!!!! SPINNING PACKAGE PILEDRIVER CONNECTS! THIS ONE HAS GOT TO BE OVER!!!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTWWWOOOOO!!!! TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
( DING DING DING! )
( “All I Do Is Win” by DJ khaled starts up over the arena speakers.)
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS… THADD BLAZEVICH AND CROSBY CARTER… TTTHHHEEE FFFFFLLLLLOOOOO BBBBBBRRRRROOOOOOSSSSSS!!!!!
( Thadd and Crosby stand in the middle of the ring joined by Carsyn who raises both their hands in victory.)
Flannery: Another win for the FloBros! Does this validate their Tag Team Title aspirations or what?!
Stew: Unquestionably, however what a debut performance tonight from Edwards and Daniels! They may not officially be on the Dynasty roster as of yet, but I don’t think I have ever seen either member of the FloBros put to as much of a test as they were this evening.
Talib: Mos def Stew, you want to keep your eye on these Legion cats. They may have reckless mouths and they may talk big, but in all actually they’ve got all the makings to shake things up in EAW.
( Backstage Kevin Hunter is walking, accompanied by a squad of the faceless DDD Task Force. After a moment he comes to a door with the name ‘Frank Grayson’, and, using a baton he’s carrying as part of his uniform, knocks sharply on the door. )
Kevin Hunter: DDD Task Force, OPEN UP!
(After a moment the door cracks and the face of Dynasty’s newest signee, Frank Grayson, appears.)
Frank Grayson: Task Force? Wha-HEY!
(As the door opens one of the Task Force members slams their hand on the door, pushing it open. After forcing their way inside the room, Kevin looks around with a smirk.)
Kevin Hunter: Look, pal, you’re going to learn pretty quickly how things work around here. See, when it comes to the backstage area, basically, I.AM.THE.LAW. We’re just here to do a routine search, nothing to be worried about, right pal?
(Kevin smiles and gives Frank a pat on the shoulder as the Task Force members start going through Grayson’s gear, upturning his gear bag on the floor, and even looking through the bag of food Frank had bought before coming to the arena.)
Kevin Hunter: Sorry for the mess, but we can never be too safe, can we? Wouldn’t want something to slip through…
(Frank shakes his head in disbelief as he watches his personal effects rifled through.)
Frank Grayson: What are you looking for?! I just got here, who could I have a grudge against, what harm could I try to do?
(Kevin points the baton he’s holding into the chest of Frank.)
Kevin Hunter: See, Frank, it’s not what you done…now you know what to expect if you try to become a problem…you don’t wanna become a problem, do you, Frank?
(Kevin’s smile fades and his expression becomes dead serious. Watching a member of the Task Force empty his tube of toothpaste onto the floor, Frank shakes his head in defeat.)
Frank Grayson: Nah, I won’t be a problem…You guys can do whatever you need, I won’t interfere.
(Kevin smirks and holsters his baton. Looking around the room smugly he again pats Frank on the shoulder before turning to leave the room.)
Kevin Hunter: We’re done here, let’s go…
(The Task Force exit the room ahead of Kevin, filling the hallway in a show of force. JUst before exiting the room, Hunter stops and turns to Frank.)
Kevin Hunter: Oh, clean this shit up, it’s a mess. You get a pass this time because you’re new, but we like to keep things tidy around here…
(As Kevin exits the room he notices Malik Kennedy walking further down the corridor, headphones on. Kevin looks on and shakes his head before starting after, motioning for the Task Force to follow.)
( We receive a recap from the events that transpired before the commercial break, to open the show, as narrated by Stew-O on commentary. )
Stew-O: While FloBros are celebrating their success, let’s take a look at what transpired earlier just before the break. The New 1%, consisting of Cleopatra, Madison Kaline, Amber Keys, DDD and Theron were in the ring being interviewed by our colleague Kathy Kush when Theron would be interrupted by Monster & The Devil! We would see APOCALYPSE and Donovan Cross make demands from the EAW Chairman, much to the confusion of.. well.. everybody else, about something that was allegedly promised unbeknownst to even Theron himself. After things got a bit physical, DDD physically broke up the altercation and has taken both APOCALYPSE and Donovan Cross backstage to his office, where our colleague Michael Belfort is standing by.
( Camera cuts backstage to Michael Belfort who is standing outside an office with a door reading “Chairman” on a golden plate. )
Michael Belfort: Right Stew, not many specifics to report as of now; the Chairman entered this office alone with Donovan and APOCALYPSE earlier and I’m getting a message from my contact over at EAW Headquarters that a big announcement is expected to be made very shortly. I’ll be notifying you guys the moment I get word on any developments, but as of now, it could be just about anything.
( “Revolution” by The Score plays in the background as we see a match card advertising the main event of the evening: Theron Nikolas (c) vs Hades the Hellraiser – Answers World Championship. )
Flannery: Thanks Michael, but regardless of what the major announcement is we still have major developments tonight including our main event where the ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP will be on the line!
Talib: Talk about a bombshell in its own right! The night is faaaar from over for our God Emperor, and he’s taking on a tall order in the name of Hades the Hellraiser, already a former Answers World Champion who’s been to the mountaintop before, and just judging by his performance against Lucas Johnson last week you can almost argue that he’s at the best he’s ever been!
( The music continues, as we see Ms. Extreme standing backstage and exchanging banter with Jamie O’Hara and Cameron Ella Ava. They are all dressed to compete, and Ms. Extreme is holding her PURE Championship proudly over her shoulder. She gives them a nod and turns around to walk towards the guerilla area. )
Stew: That’s our main event, but folks you won’t need to wait long to see a champion in action! The EAW PURE Champion, Ms. Extreme, is on her way out here as she’s set to go one on one with Mark Michaels! NEXT!
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — Including an advertisement for tomorrow night’s edition of Saturday Night Showdown LIVE in Baltimore! Damon Diesel, SOSA Henderson and Drake King meet in the main event to determine who will go on and face King Malcolm Jones for the EAW Interwire Championship! Also, the contenderships continue to be decided as The Revolution battles the unlikely duo of Cody Marshall and Jake Haze in order to determine Showdown’s number 1 contenders to the EAW Tag Team Championships! It all takes place at 8pm, 7 central only on USA Network! )
( “Gangsta” — New Years Day. begins to play as the crowd cheers loudly. Ms. Extreme then walks out onto the stage with the PURE Championship as she walks down the ramp while interacting with the fans.)
Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Calabasas, California, weighing 135 pounds…. SHE IS THE PURE CHAMPION… MISSSSS EXXTREEMMMEEEEEEE!
(Re-education (through labor) by Rise Against then begins to play as Mark Michaels walks out to the stage to a change of mood from the crowd who shower him with boos. He looks at them with disgust before entering the ring.)
Stephie Love: And her opponent, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, weighing 240 pounds… MARRRKKKK MICHAEELLLSSSSS!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Stew: Mark Michaels is now set to take on the PURE Champion, Camille Jane Ava, also known as Ms. Extreme. Both of them approach each other in the middle of the ring as Mark makes the first move. He throws a wild right fist as Extreme who quickly ducks and maneuvers behind him. Mark quickly attempts to locate Ms. Extreme who stands in wait behind him, he turns around only to be met with a elbow to the jaw. Extreme now throws several more rights to further stun her opponent. She now kicks him in the gut as Mark now doubles over, SHE NOW GRABS MARK AND SLOWLY TRANSITIONS HIM INTO A NECK BREAKER!
Flannery: Mark gets up with his anger apparent. He charges at Ms. Extreme but she baited him into it! HE RUNS RIGHT INTO ANOTHER ELBOW STRIKE FROM HER! EXTREME NOW GRABS MARK BY THE ARM AND SETS HIM UP AS SHE APPROACHES THE RING ROPES! SHE USES THEM FOR A SPRINGBOARD ARM DRAG! A FANTASTIC MOVE BY THE PURE CHAMPION! Mark quickly gets up as Ms. Extreme catches him with a drop kick! SHE NOW GRABS MARK BY THE ARM AGAIN AND PULLS HIM TOWARDS THE ROPES…. ANOTHER SPRINGBOARD ARM DRAG! SHE CONTINUES TO DISPLAY DOMINANCE!
Talib: Mark now slowly gets to his feet as he’s feeling the effects those flurry of moves had on him. Ms. Extreme lays into him with several rights and lefts! Mark is reeling once more. EXTREME CHARGES MARK FOR A SPINNING HEEL KICK! BUT HIS TIME MARK GETS OUT OF THE WAY! MS. EXTREME IS QUICK TO RECOVER BUT MARK IS QUICKER AS HE CATCHES HER WITH A SWINGING NECK BREAKER AS HE FINALLY EVENS THE PLAYING FIELD!
Stew: Ms. Extreme begins to get up… AND MARK KICKS HER RIGHT IN THE GUT FROM RIGHT BESIDE HER WITH TREMENDOUS FORCE! SHE FALLS BACK OVER AS SHE CLUTCHES HER MIDSECTION! She tries to get up once more and Mark speeds up the process by bringing her in with a huge right! HE NOW THROWS HER INTO THE CORNER AS HER BACK BOUNCES OFF THE TURNBUCKLES! MARK NOW CHARGES AND HITS A CLOTHESLINE! MS. EXTREME WITH NOWHERE TO GO! MARK NOW THROWS HER DIRECTLY ACROSS THE RING TO THE OTHER CORNER! HE FOLLOWS THIS UP WITH ANOTHER RUNNING CLOTHESLINE!
Flannery: Ms. Extreme tumbles forward and Mark directs a kick with the tip of his boot into her midsection! MS. EXTREME DOUBLES OVER AS MARK PULLS HER IN! HE PULLS HER UP AND THROWS HER DOWN! POWER BOMB! MARK TRANSITIONS IT INTO A PIN ATTEMPT!
Flannery: EXTREME KICKS OUT AS MARK STEPS BACK WITH AN INTENT TO CONTINUE PUTTING HER THROUGH PUNISHMENT! He pulls her to the middle of the ring and leaps up… AND LANDS WITH A KNEE RIGHT TO THE SKULL ON THE GROUNDED PURE CHAMPION! He now pulls her up to her feet and lays into her with a fierce uppercut that absolutely rocks her! HE SPINS HER AROUND… REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE! HE GOES FOR THE ZIG ZAG BUT EXTREME QUICKLY LEAPS OUT OF REACH OF THE MANEUVER! MARK MISSES AND MS. EXTREME CAPITALIZED! SHE CHARGES MARK AND CATCHES HIM WITH A FRANKENSTEINER!
Talib: MARK ATTEMPTS TO GET UP AND EXTREME CATCHES HIM WITH A SECOND CONSECUTIVE FRANKENSTEINER! Mark goes down once more as Ms. Extreme waits for him once more! MARK PULLS HIMSELF UP WITH THE ROPES AS HE STUMBLES INTO MS. EXTREME…. SPINNING HEEL KICK! IT LAYS RIGHT INTO MARK’S SKULL! MS. EXTREME NOW GOES FOR THE COVER!
Stew: Mark Michaels kicks out to stay in this match! Ms. Extreme musters her strength and pulls Mark into the corner! She lays int him with several shots as he now progresses to place him on the top rope! She’s getting ready to climb up there with him! MARK NOW KICKS HER AWAY WITH A SHOT TO THE FACE! SHE STUMBLES AND MARK KICKS HER ONCE AGAIN TO CREATE SEPARATION! MARK NOW TRIES TO BALANCE HIMSELF ON THE TOP ROPE AS MS. EXTREME STUMBLES BACKWARDS! HE’S ALMOST UP BUT EXTREME NOW LUNGES AGAINST THE ROPES TO DISRUPT HIS BALANCE AS HE FALLS BACK TO A SEATED POSITION! SHE NOW QUICKLY CLIMBS UP THERE WITH HIM! SHE GRABS HIM… GLASS CEILING! TOP ROPE STUNNER! THE MOVE SHE GETS FROM HER SISTER, CAMERON, CONNECTS!
Flannery: BUT SHE ISN’T DONE! MS. EXTREME RISES ONCE MORE! SHE STUMBLES TO THE CORNER AND ASCENDS TO THE TOP AS SHE STANDS PERCHED! SHE NOW LEAPS… A BLIND FURY! DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP! NO! MARK ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! EXTREME TRIES TO GET TO HER AS SHE APPROACHES MARK! SHE GRABS HIM AND MARK RAKES HER IN THE EYE OUT OF THE REF’S VISION! HE HAD A PERFECT ANGLE! MARK NOW CHARGES HER… SWINGING NECK BREAKER! HE NOW PINS HER AS THE REFEREE BEGINS TO COUNT! MARK PLACES HIS FEET ON THE MIDDLE ROPE FOR EXTRA LEVERAGE AND THE REFEREE DOESN’T SEE IT!
ONEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(Re-education (through labor) by Rise Against begins to play as the crowd erupts in boos as Mark Michaels quickly rolls out of the ring as with a smirk on his face. Ms. Extreme is then shown talking with the referee as she tries to explain what happened. Mark continues to walk up the ramp as he celebrates his victory.)
Talib: Mark Michaels just defeated the PURE Champion. What a win for him.
Flannery: That eye rake and using the middle ropes on the pin attempt were certainly dubious tactics but you can’t argue with the results.
Talib: Despite how Mark won the match, he’s still the victor here tonight, all that matas even if he is kind of a scumbag.
Stew: “Kind of.”
( Camera immediately transitions backstage to Dynasty General Manager Starr Stan, and EAW Vice President HRDO, standing in a showcase room watching Mark Michaels celebrate his cheap victory on the flat screen television. Starr has a look of discomfort on his face, while HRDO is seething with anger. )
HRDO: I still can’t make sense of why this low down sorry piece of garbage isn’t suspended, fired, or even getting a freaking slap on the wrist. No matter how many times you try to explain it to me I just can’t grasp how this walking liability is out there competing right now.
Starr Stan: (sigh) I told you already,
HRDO: I KNOW – you STUPIDLY resigned him to a bogus ironclad contract, and went right over my head to DDD to get it approved.
Starr: Mark’s contract expired at a really sensitive point for Dynasty, I had already lost Andrei Sokolova, Johnny Ventura, Darkane, and traded a 7 time World Champion out of the door — under your advisement by the way.
HRDO: Don’t even try it. Don’t you dare try to flip this on me.
Starr: The point is, I was desperate for credible talent, and his lawyers refused to settle for anything less than rock solid.
HRDO: (turning to Starr) You made a boneheaded decision just because of a dry spell, as if EAW brands don’t constantly fluctuate in talent sometimes in the span of a single season. Now your short-sightedness is resulting in ANOTHER guy running around here thinking he can do and say whatever the hell he pleases.
???: We’ve got even bigger problems than that.
( EAW CFO Andy Dominguez, and EAW Board of Directors head spokesperson John Conning enter the frame, along with EVP of Intermedia Production, Ashten Cross. )
Andy Dominguez: We were just contacted by the attorney – correction – team of attorneys for the two individuals involved in the incident last week. And uh…
Ashten Cross: In short order, we’re fucked.
Starr: I don’t understand what that means.
( Andy opens up a folder containing documents. )
Andy: “The victim profiles include 63 year old Tom Dyrek, who is filing for damages to his health and personal safety, including an aggravated heart condition, scoliosis, stenosis of the spine and early onset dementia.
Andy: “The second victim profile includes 51 year old Charles Peguy, a United States Navy Veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, BPD and is a survivor of cervical cancer.
Starr: Cervical??? But—-
Andy: He’s transgender.
Starr: Oh. Double yikes.
Ashten: The issue is that they’re targeting EAW, not Mark Michaels directly. Probably in all honesty because they’ll get a much bigger payday out of it. Normally I’d bet on EAW’s legal team 10 days out of the week, but things are a lot more complicated because the incident happened on national television.
HRDO: We have to find a way to come up with a proper explanation that absolves EAW corporate from any responsibility for the incident that took place, within reason.
John Conning: Right, however the shareholders aren’t exactly looking for an explanation, they’re looking for results. Some of the board are not comfortable taking the heat for associating with a company that – from their vantage point – allows their athletes to physically assault consumers and essentially reward them for doing it.
Ashten: It’s the Pacers/Pistons brawl all over again.
HRDO: (To Starr) Unfortunately he’s right. SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE is going to have to take the fall for this.
Starr: (holding his hands up) Nobody has to take a fall just yet.
Andy: They’re asking for an astronomical amount of money as it is. Even a settlement would result in so much of a net loss, I don’t see how we’d be able to keep all 4 brands open.
HRDO: (To Starr) And I wonder which brand we’d have to get rid of.
Starr: (holding his hands up) We don’t have to get rid of any brand! Look, what if we just talked to them?
Conning: Listen Starr I know you’re only a couple of years in to the corporate world, but the first principle of any legal battle is: never do any of the talking yourself. That’s what we have attorneys for.
Starr: I may not be the most corporate savvy, but I sure as hell have seen the inside of a courtroom before, and I know well enough to know that even the best attorneys money can buy would probably opt for a settlement somewhere in the 9 figure realm considering what they’re asking for already.
Andy: I dunno, I might be with John on this one.
HRDO: (getting in Starr’s face) If we allow you to reach out to them, I hope you understand, you are taking FULL responsibility for whatever comes out of this. If you manage to make things worse than they already are, firing you is going to be the easiest part of all the ways I plan on making you suffer.
( HRDO turns around and walks off, and Starr wipes the sweat off his brow and gulps out of nervousness before the camera transitions elsewhere. )
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an ad for this Sunday’s edition of Voltage! After the shocking, heartbreaking, gut wrenching breakup of MarrKade resulting in Charlie Marr unleashing a brutal attack upon Daryl Kinkade, the fallout will be so chilling it will make Nuclear Winters seem warm. Also, MAJOR Champion vs Champion contest in the headline awaits as The Visual Prophet step up to Noah Reigner in a bout where there can be only one winner, and one definitive champion. Who will win this epic meeting of extraordinary talent?! Find out this Sunday at a special start time of 5pm, 4 central on TNT! )
(Commercial break for beards featuring Charlie Marr. Beards are sexy.)
(Dynasty returns from commercial and cuts to the broadcast booth. Flannery, Talib, and Stew have been joined by Devan Dubian and Bowie Gray. Thankfully, only Devan Dubian has donned a headset.)
Stew-O: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Friday Night Dynasty! As you can see, we have been joined by EAW Hall of Famer Devan Dubian and “The Reaper” Bowie Gray. I assume you two have a special interest in this next match?
Devan Dubian: You could say that, certainly.
Talib Bari: Your boi isn’t gunna have a nervous breakdown on us, is he?
(Talib is referring to Bowie, who looks like he wants to be anywhere else besides ringside.)
Devan Dubian: He will be fine as long as the so-called ‘Red Queen’ doesn’t stick her nose where it shouldn’t go.
Talib Bari: Ok.
Flannery McCoy: Ok.
(Devan can’t help but roll his eyes. Thankfully, he’s saved by the fact ‘Sound of Silence’ by Necroblaspheme begins to blast across the public address system. The crowd erupts in a chorus of jeers as Soothsayer Hamasa leads The Monster and The Devil out onto the stage.)
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL AND IS A TAG TEAM MATCH!!! INTRODUCING FIRST… ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY SOOTHSAYER HAMASA… THEY’RE THE MONSTER AND THE DEVIL… APOCALYPSE AND DONOVAN CROSS!!!!
Flannery McCoy: There’s nothing likeable about these three individuals. They’re not here to wrestle tonight. They’re here to destroy two Hall of Famers and anyone else who gets in their way.
Devan Dubian: We’re blessed to have a front row seat to the destruction.
Stew-O: We have definitely seen APOCALYPSE and Cross do some damage here on Dynasty in the past. I’m not sure what they have in store for Cameron Ella Ava and Jamie O’Hara tonight, but it won’t be pretty or for the faint at heart.
(Hamasa and her men stand at the edge of the ring, and she gives them a few words of encouragement before waving her staff, and telling them to get inside the ring. APOCALYPSE enters by stepping over the top rope and Cross slides in. They both take a corner and wait for their opponents as their theme music fades.)
Stephie Love: AND THEIR OPPONENTS… INTRODUCING FIRST…
(‘ULTRAnumb’ by Blue Stahli begins to play and crowd jumps to their collective feet. The ovation for Cameron Ella Ava is almost unprecedented.)
Stephie Love: … BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY THE EAW PURE CHAMPION… MS. EXTREME… FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA… SHE IS THE GODDESS… CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!!
(Upon seeing Ms. Extreme standing next to Cameron, twirling a kendo stick, the crowd gets even more rowdy. The two sisters pose for the fans and smirk at one another, as Cameron’s music cuts.)
Stephie Love: AND HER PARTNER…
(‘Ultimate Battle’ by ZENTA, the EAW edit obvi, begins to play now. It’s barely heard over the noise of the crowd.)
Stephie Love: FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA… HE IS THE ACE OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING… JAMIE O’HARA!!!!
(Jamie joins his wife and sister-in-law on the stage and the happy couple exchange tender smiles with one another. Jamie wraps his arm around Cameron’s waist and all three of them begin to make their way down to the ring. Ms. Extreme leads them down, slapping hands with the fans along the way.)
Devan Dubian: I just don’t get the appeal of this family. Ms. Extreme wouldn’t even be on Dynasty if not for Cameron, and the latter wore out her welcome awhile ago. Jamie O’Hara’s return has been nothing short of a bust. That bloke should have just stayed home.
Flannery McCoy: Regardless of how Ms. Extreme ended up on Dynasty, she’s managed to become a champion in a short period of time. You can’t deny the impact she’s made and the way she has gotten the entire EAW Universe to rally behind her. She’s carving out her own path here in EAW, and Cameron has always been rock steady. She destroyed Mr. DEDEDE back at Road to Redemption and has a renewed sense of purpose here in EAW.
Talib Bari: As far as Jamie goes, yes, he did come up short at King of Elite. But you can’t deny that his match against Theron Nikolas was one of the greatest of all time. It’s an early match of the year contender.
Devan Dubian: But the fact remains, O’Hara lost that match thus proving his return has been nothing but a farce.
Stew-O: You also lost to Theron, Devan, back at Wicked Games. There’s no shame in that.
Devan Dubian (rather sarcastically): Right.
(Cameron and Jamie are in the ring now, and on the outside, Ms. Extreme has positioned herself so she can keep an eye on Hamasa, as well as Devan and Bowie. She’s not thrilled with their presence at all, and for the first time all night Bowie Gray has shown some signs of life. He looks at Ms. Extreme with hate and fire in his eyes, just ready for any little sign that it’s time to fight. Cameron and Jamie exchange a few words, and it’s Jamie who gets out of the ring.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Talib Bari: It looks like Donovan Cross and Cameron Ella Ava are going to start us off tonight!
Flannery McCoy: DONOVAN CROSS WITH A HEADBUTT THAT STUNS CAMERON ELLA AVA RIGHT OFF THE BAT!!!
Devan Dubian: Well that’s one way to begin a wrestling match, I suppose.
Stew-O: Donovan follows it up by backhanding Cameron across the face. She hits the mat and Donovan leans down, grabbing Cam up by the hair. He’s yelling in her face now and backhands her again… and again. Sheesh. Donovan takes Cameron and whips her into the corner. He rushes forward, looking to strike with his knee… but Cam moves! Donovan’s knee slams into the turnbuckle and Cameron quickly rolls him up! Donovan rolls through but Cam is back to her feet first. She lets loose a vicious kick that catches Donovan in the jaw and Cameron jumps on top of him! She unleashes a flurry of rights and lefts!!! Donovan is unable to fight her off. Cameron starts driving her elbow into Donovan’s face, looking to break his nose.
(On the outside of the ring, Ms. Extreme is banging on the apron, urging Cameron on. Jamie is also rallying the crowd. The West Virginia University Coliseum is rocking. Soothsayer Hamasa is screaming at Cross to get it together.)
Flannery McCoy: Donovan finally kicks Cam off of him and he staggers back up to his feet. Cam comes right back at him and the two lock up! Donovan and Cameron are now vying for positioning. Both of them are highly skilled wrestlers when they’re not in the middle of a fight or some personal blood feud.
Devan Dubian: I’m not sure anyone has ever considered any Ava a skilled wrestler. The fact one of them holds the PURE Championship, a prestigious wrestling championship, is absurd.
Flannery McCoy: It’s Donovan with the size advantage and he finally muscles Cameron into the corner. Donovan is choking The Goddess now, but Cameron is able to get her knee up and drive it into Donovan’s midsection. Donovan staggers back and Cameron pushes herself forward. She connects with a clothesline and Donovan finds himself on the mat. Cameron motions for Donovan to get up and once he does, she rushes forward looking to take him out with a boot to the face!
Talib Bari: But Donovan gets his foot up as well! Both competitors eat stiff kicks to the face!!!
Stew-O: Donovan and Cameron are both stirring now, each of them getting back to their feet. They both lock up, and it’s Donovan who finally breaks, throwing a huge right hand that catches Cam in the face! Cam fires back with a forearm that knocks Donovan in the jaw, and both of them are trading shots now!
Devan Dubian: It baffles me that Donovan is wasting time and engaging Cameron in some sort of fight.
Flannery McCoy: Cameron gets a few extra shots in, but Donovan shoves her and muscles her back against the ropes! Donovan grabs Cameron and throws her across the ring, looking to take her down with a shoulder block! Cameron doesn’t go down, though! She remains vertical, and backs up against the ropes!! She uses the momentum to propel herself forward and she looks to take Donovan down!!!
Devan Dubian: This is pointless.
Talib Bari: Donovan doesn’t budge either! Cameron backs against the ropes again and flies forward! Donovan gets his knee up and takes her down! Donovan with an elbow!! Cameron rolls out of the way! Both competitors scramble back up to their feet!! Donovan uses the ropes now! He looks to hit Cameron but she drops down! Donovan comes flying back! Cameron leapfrogs over him! Donovan stops his momentum but Cam is there! She hits a dropkick that sends Donovan falling against the ropes! Cameron flies forward and nails Donovan in the back with a knee strike! She grabs him and rolls him up!!!
Flannery McCoy: DONOVAN POWERS OUT!!!
(Ms. Extreme slams her hand down on the apron in frustration. She, as well as everyone else inside the building, were hoping that would be it. Jamie continues to encourage his wife, not that she needs it. Cameron Ella Ava is a strong independent woman, but the support of your spouse/partner is welcome.)
Talib Bari: Cam looks to keep the advantage and she grabs Donovan up by the hair! She nails him with an uppercut and forces Donovan back against the ropes! Donovan gets his foot up and catches Cameron in the stomach! She doubles over and he drops her with a double axe handle to the back! Donovan grabs a handful of hair, slams Cam’s face into the mat, and begins punching her in the back of the head! Cameron covers up, but Donovan is relentless. He’s taken the brunt of the punishment so far in this match and I think he’s had enough. Donovan is back up now and he’s dropping those knee strikes to the back of Cameron’s head now! Donovan finally picks up Cameron, brings her right back down with a snap DDT, and he drags her over The Monster and The Devil’s Corner. APOCALYPSE holds his hand out for the tag.
Devan Dubian: Now the match is interesting.
Flannery McCoy: APOCALYPSE climbs over the ropes and stands inside the ring. Donovan passes Cam to him and APOCALYPSE grips her by the throat. APOCALYPSE easily lifts Cameron in the air and brings her down with a MASSIVE choke slam that nearly cracks the ring in half! APOCALYPSE looks down at Cameron and places his foot across her throat.
Stew-O: CAMERON GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!!
(Jamie heaves a sigh of relief and starts stomping his feet. Ms. Extreme follows suit, banging on the apron. The fans are chanting for Cameron, and all that seems to do is annoy APOCALYPSE.)
Talib Bari: APOCALYPSE looks mighty irritated that Cameron would want to continue this match, but absolutely no one inside this building is surprised. Time and time again Cameron Ella Ava has proven she is one of the most resilient people in all of Elite Answers Wrestling.
Devan Dubian: Or does she lack the intelligence to know when enough is enough? Cameron always comes across as a liability inside the ring.
Stew-O: APOCALYPSE leans down and jerks Cameron up, hoisting her over his shoulder. He casually takes The Goddess and just drops her across the top rope. Cameron falls to the ground, clutching at her throat, and APOCALYPSE kicks her in the rib area, sending her across the ring and back towards Donovan Cross. Cross reaches down and swipes at Cameron, finally drawing the ire of Jamie O’Hara. The referee is right there to admonish Jamie for trying to get in the ring and Donovan reaches over, jerks Cam up, and wraps her in a choke! APOCALYPSE drives his knee into Cameron’s gut and that could have caused some internal damage.
Flannery McCoy: A frustrated Jamie finally gets out of the ring and Donovan lets go. Cameron crumples to the mat in a heap, coughing up blood thanks to APOCALYPSE. APOCALYPSE grabs Cameron and lifts her up.
Talib Bari: BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!
Devan Dubian: If Cameron had a brain, she would stay down and end the suffering.
Stew-O: APOCALYPSE with another cover!
Stew-O: Cameron Ella Ava kicks out!!!!
Devan Dubian: Dumb as a box of rocks.
Flannery McCoy: She’s not in good shape though and APOCALYPSE looks down at her. Cameron has got to dig deep and somehow, someway figure out how to tag in Jamie.
(And on the apron, Jamie O’Hara desperately wants into the match. He’s shouting for Cameron to pick herself up and get to the corner. Ms. Extreme is doing the same, and on the opposite side of the ring, Hamasa finally looks pleased. Hamasa bangs her staff on the apron, drawing APOCALYPSE’S attention! She signals for him to finish off the match.)
Devan Dubian: Perhaps Cameron, as well as her sister, will finally learn a lesson from this. There are some fights you simply don’t pick. This one, and the one Ms. Extreme continues to engage in against Bowie and myself.
Flannery McCoy: You started that fight…
Stew-O: APOCALYPSE GRABS CAMERON AND LIFTS HER ABOVE HIS HEAD! HE TURNS AROUND, HIS EYES LOCKING WITH JAMIE’S! JAMIE IS SCREAMING AT APOCALYPSE AND THAT PROMPTS THE MONSTER TO LET CAMERON DROP!! SHE CRASHES TO THE MAT AND STARTS COUGHING, AND MEANWHILE APOCALYPSE IS HEADING TOWARDS JAMIE!
Talib Bari: APOCALYPSE REACHES OUT AND SEIZES JAMIE BY THE THROAT!!! HE DRAGS JAMIE INTO THE RING BUT JAMIE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ALL MATCH LONG! HE HEADBUTTS APOCALYPSE! IT DOESN’T PHASE THE MONSTER! APOCALYPSE LIFTS JAMIE UP AND LOOKS TO SLAM HIM DOWN BUT THERE’S CAM!!!
Flannery McCoy: CAMERON CLIPS APOCALYPSE IN THE KNEE! HE DOESN’T DROP DOWN, BUT HIS GRIP ON JAMIE LOOSENS! JAMIE IS ABLE TO HEADBUTT APOCALYPSE AGAIN! CAMERON CLIPS APOCALYPSE IN THE OTHER KNEE!!! JAMIE HEADBUTTS THE MONSTER AGAIN AND APOCALYPSE LETS GO! JAMIE LANDS ON HIS FEET AND CATCHES APOCALYPSE IN THE CHEST WITH A DROP KICK! APOCALYPSE FALLS BACK OVER CAMERON AND CAMERON SOMEHOW GETS APOCALYPSE PINNED!! SHE PRESSES ALL HER WEIGHT DOWN ON APOCALYPSE!!!
Devan Dubian: It’s statistically impossible for Cameron Ella Ava to keep APOCALYPSE pinned.
Talib Bari: APOCALYPSE POWERS OUT AND SENDS CAMERON FLYING ACROSS THE RING!
Stew-O: BUT SHE LANDS CLOSE TO HER CORNER AND JAMIE IS ALREADY BACK ON THE APRON!!! HE HAS HIS HAND OUT! CAMERON SCRAMBLES TOWARDS HIM!!!
Flannery McCoy: SHE MAKES THE TAG!!! CAMERON MAKES THE TAG!!!!
(Jamie bursts into the ring and immediately goes after APOCALYPSE much to the delight of absolutely everyone! He mounts the The Monster and begins wailing away on him! APOCALYPSE manages to shove Jamie off of him, but he is unable to make it to his feet! Jamie begins nailing him with those shoot style kicks, placing them perfectly! APOCALYPSE eats several to his chest, stomach, and finally his face!!! Despite that, The Monster sits right back up. Jamie backs against the ropes and flies forward…)
Stew-O: RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE!!!! DONOVAN IS IN THE RING NOW AND HE LOOKS TO TAKE DOWN JAMIE! BUT JAMIE WHIRLS AROUND! HE CATCHES DONOVAN WITH A SUPERKICK! DONOVAN ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND WAIT… WHAT’S CAM DOING?!
(Devan Dubian has removed his headset and scooted closer to Bowie. Both of them are watching the match breaking down inside the ring.)
Flannery McCoy: CAMERON CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND GETS HERSELF SET!!! MOONSAULT TO THE OUTSIDE!!! CAMERON LANDS ON DONOVAN CROSS!!!! CAMERON GETS UP AND SHE GRABS DONOVAN… WHIPPING HIM INTO THE BARRICADES!!! CAMERON SPRINTS TOWARDS DONOVAN!!! RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE!!! DONOVAN IS DONE!!!
Talib Bari: JAMIE HAS APOCALYPSE IN A KNEEBAR! HAMASA IS ON THE APRON! MS. EXTREME RUSHES OVER AND JERKS HAMASA OFF THE APRON!! APOCALYPSE IS ABLE TO FORCE HIS WAY OUT OF THE KNEE BAR AND STAGGER BACK TO HIS FEET! JAMIE JUMPS UP! BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE KNEE!!! APOCALYPSE FALLS BACK AGAINST THE ROPES AND THEY BREAK! THE ROPES JUST GAVE WAY! APOCALYPSE FALLS OUT OF THE RING!!!!
Stew-O: Jamie screams at APOCALYPSE to get back in the ring but APOCALYPSE isn’t having it!
(APOCALYPSE has easily recovered from the fall, lumbers towards Donovan, and jerks him up. The Monster and The Devil begin to make their way towards the back, eventually being joined by Soothsayer Hamasa, who’s holding her face after eating the apron. Cameron and Jamie watch them go, all the while the referee is counting. APOCALYPSE, Donovan, and Hamasa disappear behind the curtains as the referee hits ten and the bell rings.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Stew-O: Cameron and Jamie have just won this match via countout but look at Bowie Gray!!! He’s quietly grabbed that kendo stick Ms. Extreme brought to the ring and is sneaking up behind the PURE Champion!!!!
(Bowie Gray drops Ms. Extreme with a kendo stick shot to the back of the head! The noise of the crowd grabs Cameron and Jamie’s attention and immediately they rush out of the ring! Devan Dubian grabs a steel chair and immediately greets Cameron Ella Ava with a shot to the face! Jamie grabs Devan and runs him right into the turnbuckle! Devan hits the ground and Jamie jumps on him, throwing punches with all the energy he has inside of him. Bowie sneaks up behind Jamie and shoves the kendo stick under Jamie’s chin! ‘The Reaper’ is choking ‘The Ace’ and that allows Devan time to recover! They double team Jamie, nearly choking him out, while Devan beats the living hell out of him. Bowie releases Jamie and Devan screams at Bowie to hold Jamie up. Bowie grabs Jamie by the hair and holds him up and Devan grins.)
Flannery McCoy: PROPEL TO PARADISE!!!! DEVAN DUBIAN JUST DESTROYED JAMIE O’HARA WITH THAT RUNNING PUNT KICK TO THE HEAD!!!!
(Bowie releases Jamie, and the former world champion is out. Cameron and Ms. Extreme are also down, and ‘The Reaper’ seems pretty pleased with the carnage. He walks over to Cameron and jerks her up by the hair.)
Talib Bari: PARALYZED!!!! Bowie just finished off Cameron with that modified backbreaker. Now Bowie and Devan are both looking at Ms. Extreme, and both of them walk over towards her. Devan grabs Ms. Extreme up and plants her into the ground with an Olympic Slam! That’s pretty low to use Starr Stan’s move for this.
Stew-O: Bowie Gray is now on the apron, climbing to the top…
(Bowie launches himself off, landing his ‘10 Feet Down’ signature move perfectly. Bowie’s version of ‘Open Hart Surgery’ is the final nail in Ms. Extreme’s coffin for tonight, and the crowd just unleashes nothing but pure hate towards Devan and Bowie. Dynasty fades to commercial with Devan staring at Ms. Extreme’s PURE Championship.)
(Brief intermission to fix the broken ropes.)
(Malik Kennedy is in the catering area leaning against the wall and checking his text messages. As he does, Kevin Hunter enters accompanied by four Task Force members. Eyeing Malik, who hasn’t noticed his entrance, Kevin snarls and pulls out his baton as he steps up to the Underground King.)
Kevin Hunter: Well, well, who have we got here?
(Still ignored by Malik, Kevin smacks the phone from Kennedy’s hands, sending it clattering to the floor. Pushing off the wall, Malik stands face to face with Kevin.)
Malik Kennedy: You think you’re, what, some kind of cop? What the Hell, man?! You walk around big dicking people, then just hide behind a wall of goons?
(Kevin lets out a smirk and walks over to lean on the wall beside a trash can.)
Kevin Hunter: Malik, buddy, calm down…I’m just here to keep order, make sure things run smooth, and imagine my surprise when I come here to find Malik Kennedy, King of the Underground, making a mess in our catering room!
(Malik gives Kevin a confused look.)
Malik Kennedy: ‘Making a mess’? Man, I was just checking my texts and you knocked the phone from my hands, I wasn’t making a mess…
Kevin Hunter: That right?
(Kevin knocks over the trash can near him, spilling its contents to the floor. As he does, Malik rolls his eyes, and the Task Force form a half ring, keeping distance as Kevin holds up a hand cautioning them.)
Kevin Hunter: Looks like a mess to me, Malik…clean it up.
(Kevin’s smirk fades as Malik doesn’t make a move to pick up the trash and instead steps face to face with Hunter.)
Malik Kennedy: Look man, I get it, you’ve got some small dick power trip going on here, but I’m not about to play along with this bullshit.
(Malik goes to pick up her phone, but Kevin kicks it, sending it flying into the wall, a cracking noise is heard as the screen shatters.Malik raises up, now seething, and takes a further step toward Kevin, which causes the Task Force to move closer.)
Malik Kennedy: Listen asshole, I don’t know what your problem was, but it’s me now!
(Kevin, looking unamused, takes a step back and points at Malik.)
Kevin Hunter: I’m telling you, clean up this mess…if you don’t, well, it won’t be pretty.
(Malik stands in defiance of the head of the DDD Task Force.)
Malik Kennedy: No.
(Kevin’s jaw works in anger.)
Kevin Hunter: Listen. To. Me. You’re going to pick up this trash, and you’re going to do it with a smile, because if you don’t I’m goi-OOF
(Malik clocks Kevin across the jaw, and is immediately grabbed by the Task Force operatives surrounding him. His arms and legs held in place, Malik is defenseless as Kevin moves toward him, baton in hand. Placing the baton on the side of Malik’s head, Kevin moves face to face, noses almost touching.)
Kevin Hunter: That’s the way you want it to be? Fine, I’ll see you in the ring, Malik. (Kevin seems to spit the name) Let him go… (The Task Force release Malik) He’s got a match to get ready for. Oh, and by the way, judging by the looks of you it doesn’t like like you and your kind are from around these parts… but here in America… you want to know what happens to Kennedy’s? They get assassinated.
(Kevin chuckles and then turns to go, followed closely by the Task Force, leaving Malik to prepare for his match.)
( Camera returns to the announce table, where Stew-O, Flannery McCoy and Talib Bari are standing by with their names shown on the screen bar. )
Stew: Ladies and Gentlemen I am just getting breaking news from EAW Headquarters, courtesy of Michael Belfort, that in four weeks time at the upcoming Dynasty supershow event: Ides of March, APOCALYPSE AND DONOVAN CROSS will be competing for the Answers World Championship in a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH against the winner of tonight’s main event match up between Theron Nikolas and Hades the Hellraiser!
Flannery: OH. MY. GOSH!
Talib: If you’re just like me and you’re wondering what the hell is going on, have no fear, Michael Belfort is here as he is backstage with the EAW Chairman himself, Mr. DEDEDE!
( Camera transitions backstage at the doorway of Mr. DEDEDE’s office where he is standing next to DDD with a microphone. )
Michael Belfort: Thank you Talib, DDD I just wanted to —
???: Hang on a second, hang on!
( Theron Nikolas enters the frame, now dressed in ring gear with the Answers World Championship around his waist. )
Michael: Theron we were in the middle of an intervie-
Theron: I don’t care. Get lost.
( Belfort walks away hanging his head in sadness. )
Theron: (Lowering his voice) DDD what the fuck is going on man? You’re putting me in the ring with those two freaks in a triple threat match??? For my title???? And I have to find out like everyone else? Seriously what the hell is happening?
DDD: Hey man, I know I should have told you, I wanted to tell you well in advance what was going on, but I was trying to push things off as far as I can — but there’s not much you can do to push things off when an agreement’s in writing, so I’m beholden to it.
Theron: Agreement or not, what makes those two psychopaths worthy of a shot against my belt?
DDD: Unfortunately I made a deal with them while I was away, part of that deal directly benefited you, but unfortunately their services aren’t free. The only way I could get them to agree to anything was if I gave them a championship opportunity.
Theron: This is not okay, this is far from okay.
DDD: Look you’ve got this, you’re the God Emperor right? You defeated Jamie O’Hara soundly, you outlasted an Elimination Chamber with 4 men and a monster in it, and you’ve got the kingdom in your hands. That was all you, that was all by yourself. If I were you I wouldn’t even worry about Ides of March, you have Hades tonight in the main event and I already know you’ll make short work of him. While you preoccupy Monster & The Devil, I’ll make sure I tear Black Cabal apart and we eliminate the competition until there’s nothing left to oppose us.
Theron: There has to be another way damn it!
DDD: Look, we both need to compromise a little bit. (under his breath) I compromised by allowing you to bring QC on to The 1% –
Theron: Right and now we’re more powerful than ever! How does this disaster of a match do anything for our benefit??? Just because you compromised for the betterment of The 1% doesn’t mean you have to compromise the 1%!
DDD: I won’t deny we’re more powerful than ever because of QC, and I allowed you to bring them on without any fuss even if it means having to tour with my ex girlfriend again. You know how I operate, I don’t so much as even speak to women unless I’m fucking them, but I accepted breaking that principle this time around because it was the right business decision. Now I need you to do the same thing. You work your Theron magic and you bulldoze through Hades tonight, and go on to Ides of March to neutralize the threat of Monster & The Devil, and we’re in the fucking clear. The last thing we need is those two sons of bitches coming after us on top of The Score, Black Cabal, The Avas and everybody else. This next four weeks will be the biggest power play of the entire season, it’ll be your biggest test as a champion so far, and if there’s anybody that’ll pull this off, it’s you.
( Theron contemplates this. )
DDD: Got that?
( Theron nods, with a fire lit up in his eyes, and he turns around and walks away. )
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an ad for this Thursday’s edition of Empire! Visual Prophet is sure making his rounds in the Land of Elite isn’t he? Part and parcel of being the EAW New Breed Champion. This Thursday he goes one on one against Andrea Valentine in a contest that’s promised to be a thriller! Also, Kassidy Heart, Chelsea Crowe, Constance Blevins and Layla Lockhart meet in a barnburner of a fatal four way bout to determine who qualifies for the Iconic Cup! Scintillating action and dramatic developments are in store this Thursday at 8pm, 7 central EXCLUSIVELY on FOX! )
( We get an outside view of the stunning WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia, as the outside of the arena emits a gorgeous golden glow. The feed transitions back inside the arena, where Stephie Love is standing by in the timekeepers area. )
Stephie Love: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
( “DUST” By Tremonti begins to play.)
Stephie: Introducing first, from Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 235 pounds, THE ALPHA KING… KKKKKKKKEEEEEEEVVVVVVVIIIINNNN HHHHHUUUUUNNNNNTTTTTEEERRRR!!!
( The crowd boos as Hunter walks out past the curtain tailed closely by two members of the DDD Task Force.)
Stew-O: Not a whole lot of love here tonight for Kevin Hunter as expected! And by the looks of it he’s certainly not appreciating it!
Flannery McCoy: Well after last week it’s not too hard to see why! He thought he had Jason McKormick beat, but low and behold it was Jason’s superkick Landing flush that got the three count!
Talib Bari: Yeah, but have to imagine that Kevin is gonna unleash all the frustration of that embarrassing loss out on Malik Kennedy here tonight!
( Hunter climbs the ring steps and enters the ring through the ropes with the two task force members. Hunter gives them some last minute instructions as his music fades out. A brief moment passes before “King Of The Underground” By R.A. The Rugged Man starts up eliciting cheers from the crowd.)
Stephie: And his opponent, from Cleveland, Ohio, Weighing In at 177 pounds… MMMMMAAAAAALLLLLLIIIIKKKKK KKKKKKKEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEDDDDDDDYYYYY!!!!
( Malik steps out on to the stage looking energetic and focused.)
Stew: Man take a look at this man here, Kennedy has that same look of determination he had last week when he defeated a returning Mark Michaels!
Flannery: He also looks fired up and ready to go, and that could go a long way towards getting another victory tonight!
Talib: You know what else might go a long way to getting a victory in this match? The two members of the DDD task force getting involved!
( Malik hops up onto the apron and over the ropes into the ring.)
Stew: The referee ready to signal the start of the match but those task force goons holding him up for some reason. Oh will you believe this, they want to pat down Malik Kennedy!
Flannery: Come on this is ridiculous!
Talib: Now now, these fine keepers of the peace simply want to make sure this contest is fair and that Malik isn’t carrying any illegal objects on him.
( Malik somewhat reluctantly submits to the inspection shaking his head as if to say this is bullshit.)
Flannery: those two Task members patting down Malik, OH AND KEVIN HUNTER WITH A SHOT FROM BEHIND!!! Hunter like a rabid dog pouncing on Malik while his back was turned!
( The task force members exit the ring and the referee signals for the bell )
( DING DING DING! )
Stew: HUNTER STOMPING AWAY AT MALIK KENNEDY ON THE MAT! The referee prying Hunter off and admonishes the self proclaimed Alpha King! Malik getting back up, HEY ONE OF THOSE DDD THUGS JUST PULLED HIM OUT OF THE RING!!!
Talib: Hey they probably just want to finish conducting their search!
Flannery: Oh give me a break! Look they’re assaulting Malik right in front of us! One holding Kennedy’s arms behind his back, the other taking one cheap shot after another! The referee finally turning to see what’s going on and he’s ordering these thugs to back off and let Kennedy get back in the ring!
Talib: And look how courteous they are helping Malik roll himself back in under the bottom rope!
Stew: Hunter dragging Malik up off the mat, looking for a scoop slam-SMALL PACKAGE!!! SHADES OF LAST WEEK WITH HUNTER SQUIRMING WITH HIS SHOULDERS ON THE CANVAS!!!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTWWWWWOOOOO!!! KICKOUT!!!
Flannery: Hunter nearly pinned there! But he’s right back up and lands a knee lift to the mid section! Malik doubled over, and Hunter plants him head first into the canvas with a snap DDT! Hunter floating over for the lateral press!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTWWWWOOOO!!! KICKOUT!!
Talib: Malik too stubborn to stay down, which just happens to be too stubborn for his own good! Both men Standing in the center of the ring, Hunter with a kick to the gut, and hits with the swinging neckbreaker! Kevin not through yet as he now starts methodically begins stomping at the limbs of Malik Kennedy with the Garvin stomp! Kennedy feeling it all over his body as Hunter picked him apart trying to find a weak point to focus on!
Stew: Hunter dragging Malik up by the hair! Kevin with a right hand! MALIK BLOCKS IT AND FIRES BACK A KICK TO THE RIBS! Hunter clutching at his side from the ferocity of that kick! Hunter with another overhand right! Malik again blocking, and delivers another kick to the side of Hunter! KENNEDY WITH A THIRD KICK! A FOURTH! HERE’S NUMBER FIVE! BUT HUNTER CATCHES IT… ENZUIGIRI!!! MALIK WITH A SHOT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD THAT RINGS THROUGHOUT THE ARENA!!!
Flannery: Hunter collapses from that one! Malik waits on him to get back up! Hunter a bit slow to recover but finally gets his legs under him! Kennedy charging at him… HURRICANRAN-OH KEVIN HUNTER WITH A HUGE SIT OUT POWERBOMB!!! KENNEDY CRASHING DOWN TO THE CANVAS FROM THAT ONE! AND LOOK OUT SHOULDERS ARE DOWN! MAY BE ENOUGH TO PUT HIM AWAY!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTWWWWWOOOO!!! TTTTTT-KICKOUT
Talib: WHOA I thought this one was over right then and there but Kennedy surprising me here tonight! Hunter unhappy with that count as he begins mouthing off- I mean conferring with the referee to the referee! Malik up to a knee as he does, Kevin turning his attention back to Kennedy, OH MALIK WITH A LUNGING SHOT RIGHT TO THE GUT! Hunter clutching at his stomach from that punch! Kennedy back up on his feet, Hunter swings with a wild right, Kennedy ducks under it, AND LANDS A HALF NELSON SUPLEX THAT SENDS HUNTER’S HEAD BOUNCING OFF THE MAT!!!
Stew: Hunter a bit loopy as he gathers enough of himself to get up to a knee… SHINING WIZARD! THAT ONE SOUNDED LIKE A GUNSHOT! HUNTER IS OUT LIKE A LIGHT AS KENNEDY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTTWWWWWOOOO! TTTTHHHHHRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!
( One of the task force members places Hunter’s foot on the bottom rope.)
Flannery: THE REF CALLING A ROPE BREAK! THE NUMBERS GAME JUST TOO MUCH! Malik trying to explain what happened to the referee, AND THE OFFICIAL ORDERING THOSE DDD MERCENARIES TO THE BACK!!!
Talib: BUT THEY ARE REFUSING TO LEAVE! THE REFEREE ARGUING WITH BOTH MEMBERS OF THE DDD TASK FORCE BUT THEY’RE PULLING RANK AS THEY SHOULD!!!
Stew: BUT LOOK AT THIS! MALIK KENNEDY CLIMBING UP AND PERCHED ON THE TOP ROPE!… DIVING CROSSBODY TO THE OUTSIDE!!! KENNEDY WIPING OUT BOTH MEMBERS OF THAT BOGUS SECURITY SQUAD! AMD NOW WE HAVE US A FAIR FIGHT ON OUR HANDS!
Flannery: Malik rolling back into the ring under the bottom rope, BUT HUNTER UP AND WAITING FOR HIM! DOOMSDAY!!! QUICK AS LIGHTING HUNTER GOT HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS AND DROVE HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT! HUNTER WITH THE COVER LEG IS HOOKED!!!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTWWWWWOOOOOO!!!
Talib: I CAN’T BELIEVE HE GOT THE SHOULDER UP! HUNTER LIVID THAT MALIK KENNEDY FOUND ENOUGH WHEREWITHAL TO KICKOUT! HUNTER PICKING KENNEDY UP BY THE HEAD AND LIFTING HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS AGAIN… KILLER EFF-WAIT ! MALIK CATCHES THAT KNEE RIGHT BEFORE IT COULD CONNECT! Kennedy has Hunter by the leg, Malik spinning him around 360 degrees… SUPERKICK!!! KENNEDY LANDS IT CAME FROM CLEVELAND AND THAT KICK LANDS RIGHT IN THE FACE OF AN UNEXPECTING KEVIN HUNTER AND FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW THAT MAY BE WHAT PUTS THE ALPHA KING AWAY!!!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE! TTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!
Flannery: HUNTER KICKED OUT!!! THE COUNT WAS AT 2 AND 9/10ths BEFORE KEVIN GOT THE SHOULDER UP! Malik trying to figure out what to do next, and as he looks over us shoulder to the corner I think he’s figured out his next move! Kennedy begins to scale the turnbuckles, Hunter motionless as Malik sits perched up top… ZZZZZEEEEERREEREOOOOOO GGGGGRRRRRAAAAAVVVVVVVIIIIITTTTTYYY!!!! THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS CONNECTS WITH MALIK KENNEDY CRASHING DOWN WITH INCREDIBLE FORCE ONTO KEVIN HUNTER!!! THE REFEREE IN POSITION!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTWWWWWOOOOO!!! TTTTHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!
( DING DING DING! )
( “King Of The Underground” by R.A The Rugged Man starts up over the arena speakers.)
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HERE IS YOUR WINNER… MMMMMMMAAAAAALLLLIIIIIIKKKK KKKKKKKKEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEDDDDDDYYYYYY!!!!
Stew: Another week and another incredible win for Malik Kennedy! What a great display of- OH HEY WHAT THE HELL?!?!
( From behind the DDD task force attack Malik with their steel batons.)
Stew: C’MON DAMN IT!!! THE MATCH IS OVER!!!
( The time keeper rings the bell as if trying to plead with the Task Force to stop. The ringing falls on deaf ears as they continue to bludgeon Malik Kennedy.)
Flannery: The Referee trying to get these two to stop, BUT THESE THUGS SIMPLY SHOVE HIM TO THE MAT!!!
Talib: Malik bleeding and nearly defenseless as these two rain down blow after blow! And things going from bad to worst now as Kevin Hunter Lays in a few unnecessary stomps right to the skull!!
( Hunter orders a pause of the beat down and proceeds to direct his two subordinates to drag Kennedy out to ringside.)
Stew: Malik on the outside being held down by those two Task Force members! Meanwhile Kevin Hunter pulling up the padding and exposing the concrete floor of the arena! Whatever they have planned can’t be good!
Flannery: Hunter has Malik set up! AND MY GOD THE MAN CANNOT EVEN STAND!!! THOSE HIRED GUNS HOLDING MALIK UP… DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER RIGHT ON THE CONCRETE FLOOR!!! KENNEDY’S HEAD CAME STRAIGHT DOWN ONTO THE HARD, UNFORGIVING, UNRELENTING CONCRETE!!!
Talib: AND THEY AREN’T FINISHED!!! ANOTHER DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER!!!! MY GOD THIS IS GETTING TOO HARD FOR EVEN ME TO WATCH!!!
Stew: MALIK KENNEDY MOTIONLESS! AND DAMN IT NOT AGAIN! SOMEONE STOP THIS…. A THIRD DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER!!! DAMN IT YOU ROTTEN COWARDS ARE GONNA CRACK HIS SKULL!!!
( A flood of road agents, referees, and other backstage officials come racing out the curtain. Hunter and the pair of Task Force members finally take their leave.)
Stew: Malik Kennedy not moving! I can’t tell if he is responsive or not! Those three gutless cowards should be locked up!
( Paramedics rush down placing Malik on a stretcher. The announcers remain silent as Dynasty’s theme music, “Revolution” by The Score plays in the background. The screen shows Hades the Hellraiser taping his fists up and walking backstage, on his way to the ring. )
Screen bar: ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: NEXT!
( FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK — Dynasty presents an extraordinary supershow LIVE from the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah! Introducing… “IDES OF MARCH”, featuring your favorite Dynasty Elitists including Jamie O’Hara, Mr. DEDEDE, Cameron Ella Ava, the Answers World Champion Theron Nikolas, Hades the Hellraiser, Devan Dubian, Darkane and MORE! It takes place Friday, March 15th on the Ides of March, limited tickets still available on Stubhub and local vendors. Get them before they’re gone. )
( The scene cuts from the arena to outside McClafferty’s Pub. The shot transitions inside where we find a three piece band finishing up their cover of “Guitars and Cadillacs”. The camera pans across this dumpy, dimly lit, hole in the wall joint right to where we find Ryan Wilson, Jason McKormick, and Shaker Jones sitting down at a table cluttered with empty bottles and each with a beer in hand.)
Ryan Wilson: My god the music here sucks.
Jason McKormick: Who the fuck covers Dwight Yoakam?!
Shaker Jones (inebriated): I kinda liked it.
( Ryan and Jason shake their heads as if to say ‘only Shaker’.)
Ryan: Look Guys there’s a reason why I wanted us all to get together tonight.
Shaker (still inebriated) : Yeah, these hot wings are fucking amazing partner!
( Shaker takes a HUGE bite out of a drumette that leaves his mouth covered in sauce chased down with a swig of his beer. Jones looks over his left shoulder off camera and begins whistling for somebody’s attention.)
Shaker (across the bar): HEY MAMA YOU LOOKING GOOD TONIGHT! DO YOU COME HERE OFTEN?!
Jason McKormick: Dude you’re hitting on a cardboard cutout.
Shaker: You’re a cardboard cutout!
Jason: (SIGH) Ryan why don’t you just go on with what you were saying?
Ryan: the reason why I brought us all here is-
Shaker (interrupting): THE FINE ASS FEMALES!!!
Ryan Wilson: WHAT?! No not that, look I wanted to talk about what we are gonna do when we’re no longer barred from being wherever Dynasty is. So I think we need to-
Shaker Jones (interrupting and inebriated): I’LL TELL YOU WHAT WE ARE GONNA DO!!!
( A long moment passes with Shaker not following up on his statement. )
Jason (whispering): How many did he have?
Ryan: One. ?
Shaker: WHAT WERE WE TALKING ABOUT?!
Ryan: Look, plain and simple I… I don’t think we can handle whatever DEDEDE has planned next for us on our own.
Jason: What? What do you mean we can’t handle whatever that twat has up his sleeves?!
Ryan: Look, all I mean is that we took it to the One Percent with everything we had and at the end of the night you, me, and Shaker, we all got left laying! And now that the One Percent has grown even stronger I don’t think the three of us can cut it against all of them. So I think we need to scout some new recruits, you know bring in an extra pair of hands so that we stand something of a chance when the time comes for our next run in with either The One Percent or Kevin Hunter and the rest of DEDEDE’s hired guns, or whoever else might be gunning for us now. What do you think?
Jason: So just who do you have in mind?
Ryan: I don’t know, I was thinking maybe the Flo Bros, they seem cool. Or maybe even Mark Micha-
Shaker & Jason: NOPE!
Jason: Don’t even bring up that overrated douche!
Shaker: Dude I’m damn near pissy and I still think it’s a bad idea. Also quit @ing him in all of your promos.
Ryan: Okay I won’t, but we still got to figure something out because we are outnumbered and over matched.
Jason: BULLSHIT WE ARE! Ryan I love you man, but quit feeling sorry for yourself! Do you not remember how not once, but twice you almost tapped out Mr. DEDEDE?! The guy who’s won a cluster of world championships and even became a Hall of Famer before he even hit his peak! Or how Shaker gave Theron Nikolas, the Answers World Champion, the boot right upside his ugly face?! Dude you guys got robbed of a win last week, and soon enough I’m sure we’re gonna get another chance to kick the One Percent’s collective asses! And when we do I want to see the same Ryan Wilson that came to me when we first started this thing! I want the guy who knew that the three of us were better than anybody gave us credit for, and that together we were stronger than everybody realized! Before we got together did anybody think Jack Ripley would ever leave the side of his buddies?! Would anybody have ever thought I could have made it to the King Of Elite finals?! So Ryan we have been proving all the doubters wrong, and if everything i’m saying isn’t making you a believer, than go back and look just how far we have come.
( Ryan thinks it over for a second.)
Ryan: You’re right bro, it’s time to stop feeling sorry for myself, and drop the mic on Theron, DEDEDE, Cleopatra, Amber, Madison, Kevin Hunter, and anybody else who thinks we’re just a bunch of go nowhere punks!
Jason: That a boy!
( Ryan lifts his beer up for a toast.)
Ryan: To The Score! The three toughest bastards who ain’t giving up and aren’t going anywhere!
Jason: The Score!
Shaker: THE SHORE! – I MEAN SCORE!
( The trio knock back their drinks in unison. Just as they finish the shot dissolves to the Arena interior where we find Stephie Love standing In the ring waiting to introduce the final contest of the evening. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stephie Love: This following match… is for the ANNNSWWWWWWWERSS WOOOOOOOORLD CHAMPIIIIOOONSHIIIIPPPPPPPP!!!!
( “Wanted Man” by Rev Theory plays on the sound system, and the crowd gives a big ovation to Hades the Hellraiser as he rides out to the stage on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He parks the motorcycle at the stage, looks around the sold out 14,000 seat arena who are all embracing him and willing him on to defeat Theron, and he raises his fist to the crowd. )
Stephie: Introducing first, from Devil Town, North Carolina, weighing in at 325 POUNDS….
Talib: WATCH OUT WATCH OUT!!!!!
( Lucas Johnson rushes through the curtain from behind, carrying a shovel, and swings the shovel across Hades’ spine with all of his strength. )
Stew: LUCAS JOHNSON FROM BEHIND!!!!! LUCAS JOHNSON SWINGING A SHOVEL RIGHT INTO THE BACK OF HADES THE HELLRAISER, KNOCKING HIM OFF HIS HARLEY!
( Hades’ music dies down as he falls to the floor off his motorcycle and crashes down to the LED stage floor. )
Flannery: WHAT’S HIS PROBLEM?
Stew: LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A CRAZED LOOK IN HIS EYE, AN EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN FROM HIM BEFORE! AND HE HOISTS UP THE SHOVEL HIGH ABOVE HIS HEAD BEFORE BRINGING IT DOWN ACROSS THE SPINE AGAIN! AND ANOTHER SHOT! AND ONE MORE!
( Lucas Johnson turns Hades around, and begins pressing the wooden handle of the shovel against his throat, strangling him out of consciousness. )
Talib: LUCAS JOHNSON DRIVING THE WOODEN HANDLE RIGHT INTO THE WINDPIPE! HADES IS FLAILING HIS LIMBS AND FIGHTING FOR DEAR LIFE, TO HIS LAST BREATH, DESPERATE FOR PRECIOUS OXYGEN TO FILL HIS LUNGS!
( Multiple referees rush out and pry Lucas Johnson away from Hades, throwing him to the floor and surrounding Hades in order to come to his aid. Lucas sits there licking his chops, watching Hades cough profusely while his body is racked with pain. )
Flannery: What in the world has gotten into Lucas Johnson?
Talib: The last time we saw Lucas Johnson he was left laying in a heap of smoke and rubble courtesy of Hades the Hellraiser in a Last Man Standing match, a match that we thought would have settled this thing; however it appears as though from the smoke has come fire, and there is a raging inferno inside of Lucas Johnson unlike anything we’ve ever seen before!
Stew: WAIT A SECOND WHAT’S HE DOING?
( Lucas Johnson saddles the Harley Davidson, backing it up and revving up the engine. This catches the attention of the officials gathered around Hades, and they all try to talk Lucas down, but Lucas’ counteinance remains unchanged. )
Stew: NO… NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!
Flannery: OH MY GOD!!!!!!
( Lucas Johnson drives full speed across the stage, running the Harley Davidson over Hades’ ankle, and crashing against the LED stage wall almost injuring himself in the process. )
Talib: JESUS CHRIST!!!!!! JESUS CHRIST!!!!! HIS ANKLE IS SHATTERED, IT’S GOT TO BE SHATTERED!!!! LUCAS WHAT THE HELL?!?!
Stew: I… I THINK I’M GOING TO BE SICK.
( Hades is tossing and turning on the floor, screaming in agony as we get reaction shots from the audience who look on in horror. The dressing room has EMTs pouring out from the curtain and rushing around Hades, and Hades’ screams ring the loudest out of the commotion going on in the arena. Lucas Johnson sits across the LED stage wall, damaged by the crash he himself just took, but satisfied by the horrific act he just committed. )
( “Talk Up” by Drake and Jay Z hits. )
Flannery: Please no…
( Theron Nikolas walks out to the stage with the Answers World Championship wrapped around his waist, dressed to compete. He takes a gander at the scene of the incident, watching Hades continue to flop around and yell in pain after having his ankle ran over by a motorcycle. )
Stew: I-I-I can’t even fathom what Theron thinks he’s doing out here right now, but there’s just no possible chance that a match takes place tonight.
Flannery: I think he knows that good and well Stew, in fact I think that’s exactly why he’s out here.
( Theron then continues to the ring as though nothing were happening, and once he enters the ring he holds up his AWC and cackles at the booing audience who unleash their displeasure upon him to the fullest of their abilities. Theron paces around the ring, pretending that he’s warming up for the contest, and a referee slides into the ring to discuss the situation at hand. )
Talib: Folks, we’re going to show you again what exactly happened just a second ago, and this (sigh) this isn’t for the faint of heart at all. Watch this, as Hades’ Harley Davidson is hijacked by Lucas Johnson, and look at how the tires roll right over the left ankle of Hades…
( REPLAY: Lucas Johnson drives the Harley Davidson over the left ankle of Hades the Hellraiser as he lays there on the ground. We get multiple angles of it, along with images of fans reacting in shock and turning their heads away before the collision. )
( Camera returns to the ring, where Theron is still ‘warming up’, and the referee is delivering a message to the timekeeper. The timekeeper then calls for the bell. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stew: Well it seems like Theron has managed to talk this official into continuing the match, and as I understand if – and when – Hades fails to make the ten count, Theron will be declared the winner.
Flannery: This is not only silly, but it’s a slap in the face to Hades, it’s basically adding insult to grotesque injury, because there is no possible way Hades makes it into this ring – not just tonight – but for the foreseeable future. Not after that.
Stew: The referee beginning the count now, as Hades is being handled by medical professionals all while Lucas Johnson is escorted out of the arena by security.
Ref: ONE! …… TWO! …….. THREE! FOUR!
( Theron continues doing jumping jacks, showing off for the crowd, and ‘warming up’ for a match that he knows will not take place. )
Ref: FIVE! …. SIX! …. SEVEN!
( Theron skips around the ring. )
( Theron bows before the audience. )
Ref: …. NINE!
( “Sound Of Silence” by Necroblaspheme hits. )
Talib: OHHHHH SHIT!!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stephie Love: Here is your winner by forfeit, and STILL the Answers World Champion!!!! THEEEEROOOOOOOOOON-
( Stephie stops in her tracks, as APOCALYPSE stomps down the ramp on his way, Theron jumps out of the ring to escape through the timekeeper area and and bumps into her accidently knocking the microphone out of her hands by mistake. He hops the barricade and sprints into the crowd. )
Stew: DONOVAN CROSS!!! DONOVAN CROSS IS IN THE CROWD!!! AND HE CLEANS THERON’S CLOCK WITH A MASSIVE RIGHT HAND!!! DONOVAN GRABS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION AND FLINGS HIM INTO A PILE OF CHAIRS, WITH THE RAUCOUS AUDIENCE ACTUALLY CHEERING DONOVAN CROSS ON!
Talib: ONE HALF OF THE # 1 CONTENDERS TO THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION PUTTING A BEATDOWN ON THE GOD-EMPEROR, CATCHING HIM RIGHT IN HIS TRACKS AND CUTTING OFF ANY OPPORTUNITY OF ESCAPE!
Flannery: DONOVAN CROSS LIGHTING THERON UP WITH A RIGHT HAND, AND A HEADBUTT, AND FLINGS HIM BACK OVER THE BARRICADE RIGHT BEHIND THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE!
( The Spanish announcers scramble out of the way, and Theron pulls himself up to his feet before turning around…. and standing in the shadow of APOCALYPSE. )
Stew: THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION FROZEN IN FEAR! AND THERE’S NO DDD TASK FORCE, NO 1%, NO ARENA SECURITY DOING ANYTHING TO INTERFERE! THERON FINDS HIMSELF ON AN ISLAND, CAUGHT BETWEEN A MONSTER AND A DEVIL!
Flannery: AND THE MONSTER WRAPS HIS CLAWS AROUND THERON’S THROAT, DRAGGING HIM OVER THE ANNOUNCE DESK WITH HIS RIDICULOUS WINGSPAN, AND HOSTING HIM UP IN THE AIR!!!!!!! CHOKEBOMB!!!!!!!!!!!! THROUGH THE TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!
( The audience roars in excitement as Theron Nikolas is sprawled out over the remains of the destroyed Spanish announce table. APOCALYPSE, Donovan Cross and Soothsayer Hamasa stand over Theron Nikolas – with APOCALYPSE holding up both fists, Soothsayer Hamasa standing at attention with her staff, and Donovan Cross holding up the Answers World Championship. )
Stew: COULD THIS BE THE FINAL THING WE SEE ON MARCH 15TH? COULD THIS BE THE FALL OF THE GOD EMPEROR AS WE KNOW IT? AND IS IT INCUMBENT UPON OUR ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION TO BEWARE THE IDES OF MATCH?
( Theron lays unconscious, and Monster & The Devil stand triumphant over the Answers World Champion until the closed captioning appears on the screen and the broadcast eventually fades into black. )
( EAW logo buzzes )