(EAW intro plays.)
(A recap of last week’s episode of Dynasty is shown: Impact kicks off the show talking about his No Way Out win and the prospect of 10 reigns as World Champion before being rudely interrupted by Xander Payne. A back and forth ends with a brawl which is forced to split up by various Elitists as the tension rises to the brim. Two debutees start off the show in a triple threat match as Alex Myers, Ed Wagner, and Jordan Payne fight in a triple threat match which ends with Jordan Payne coming out on top. Bronson Daniels takes a visit to Dynasty as he talks about his potential Pain For Pride opponents before being interrupted by both MITSUBACHI and Dray Fontana. A heated argument leads to MITSU and Dray both agreeing to have a number one contendership match for the title the following week. MITSUBACHI then follows up by getting a victory over Showdown’s Strawberry Steve in a very intense match. Charlie Marr and Veena Adams talk about the events from the past few weeks as Veena attempts to announce Charlie as the third member in the World Heavyweight Championship match at Pain For Pride. Ad Infinitum is interrupted by StarrStan making his return who says that their acts are unacceptable before being joined by Dr. Angelo D’Angelo. But to The Beloved Brother’s surprise Starr is helped out by Lethal Consequences who lays out both Charlie and Veena leaving D’Angelo unhappy as a result. Donovan Duke returns to in-ring competition as he makes surprisingly quick work of Dray Fontana on behalf of Insurgency. Chris Elite then comes out as he announces on behalf of SOSA Henderson that the two of them will be fighting for the Unified Tag Team Championships the next week. Which is later interrupted by IDOL-GUN who clearly shrug off the match and leave before Chris and SOSA can get their hands on them. Harper Lee and Ashley Flores have a match for a unique opportunity to follow up. But before Harper can win she’s distracted by a Sierra Bradford interference which leads to Ashley getting the victory. Tyler Parker then comes out to thank the EAW Universe post Battle of Egypt and gives a till next time farewell which is interrupted by Insurgency. Jake Smith blames Tyler on his shortcomings which leads to Tyler ultimately snapping as an argument leads to an attempt to attack the Hall of Famer before Tyler lays all of them out and stands on top in the end. Limmy Monaghan then moves on to have a Cash in the Vault Qualifier match against Jonny Airhart which he pulls through with and ultimately wins as well. Andre Walker and Albert Hitchman make an announcement after Andre’s win at Battle of Egypt breaking the record for longest reigning New Breed Champion. Where he confirms that he’s vacating the New Breed Title and finding his way into the Cash in The Vault match. The night ends with Cameron Ella Ava going up against Mr. DEDEDE which is interrupted by Adam Lucas who introduces the newest member of the Board which is none other than Ronn Banks which distracts DEDEDE long enough for Cameron to capitalize and get a victory to end the recap on a high note)
(It then transitions as always to the World 1 Theatre as red pyro begins to shoot out from the stage to the hype of the virtual crowd in attendance. They cheer in excitement as the camera pans around to show the excited faces on the screen before it then transitions over to the announcers booth. The team of Stew-O, Flannery McCoy, and Jake Mercer are seen with smiles as they begin to speak towards the camera)
Stew-O: We are exactly 21 days away from The Stairway to Immortality, Pain For Pride XIV! As we welcome each and everyone of you this week, to Friday Night Dynasty!
Flannery McCoy: And what a show we have for you tonight as most importantly we have the Unified Tag Team Championships on the line. Visiting from Voltage, the team of IDOL-GUN face the unfamiliar tangent duo of Chris Elite and SOSA Henderson for the gold in our main event!
Jake Mercer: And let’s not forget the final Cash in The Vault qualifier we have with the longest reigning New Breed Champion, THE TRIBAL CHIEF, Andre Walker going up against Insurgency’s blue chip prospect, Donovan Duke in a match to behold.
Flannery McCoy: The Tribal Chief? :comeagain:
Jake Mercer: Yeah, he’s from Samoa didn’t he? Didn’t Albert Hitchman speak Samoan during his promo last week? Ah whatever, you guys are just uncultured that’s all. Anyways let’s get into the events of tonight right now!
(As Dynasty fades to the stage, ‘It Follows’ by Cane Hill hits, causing the virtual crowd to immediately begin booing heavily. After a few moments, the World Heavyweight Champion Xander Payne finally begins walking out to the stage with his Championship on his shoulder. He walks down the ramp, and he doesn’t look all too impressed as he makes his way towards the ring.)
Stew-O: Here comes the World Heavyweight Champion! Last week he and Impact had a heated back and forth that made it clear just how different the two Elitists are. They represent two very different eras in EAW, and I’m sure Xander believes any era with him as World Champion is the greatest.
Jake Mercer: Xander had some nerve stepping in the Impact Zone for that garbage last week. The only thing Xander should be doing tonight is apologizing.
Flannery McCoy: Well it looks like he has more on his mind tonight, and I don’t know about you Jake, but Xander doesn’t strike me as the type of guy to take back his words.
(Xander takes a microphone from the timekeepers area before entering the ring, and Xander waits inside of the ring for the crowd’s booing to die down before finally beginning to speak.)
Xander Payne: Let’s just make something VERY clear, Impact is not taking this Championship from me. I’m the World Champion this brand needed. I’m the World Champion this COMPANY needed, and now I’m meant to defend this Championship at the grandest stage of them all…. Against him? Impact had his time in the sun. Impact’s been around longer than most, including me, and throughout his career he’s accomplished more than anyone else, but it’s 2021 now. We’re not in a world where Impact’s able to hold World Championships anymore, we’re in MY world. We’re on MY show, and after our match at Pain for Pride, it’ll be me holding up MY title. Trust me, I know what I’m up against. I know what Impact’s done in this industry. I know that Impact’s been World Champion nine times in the past, which is more than anyone else in EAW history. I know Impact is chasing after his tenth World Championship, but here’s the problem. You all see Impact as one of the GOATs and a legend, but you know what I see Impact as? A liar. A liar that’s been keeping the truth from you all for YEARS now. A liar that’s been feeding you all false information, and for so long you’ve all just been eating it up without question. You’ve all been listening to whatever it was he had to say whether it was him calling himself the “Most Watched Champion in History”, or him clinging to his nine World title reigns to mask his incompetence in the current era, but I’m not like any of you imbeciles sitting at home and praising Impact for everything he says and does. I’m beginning to think I know more about Impact than he knows about himself, because the LAST thing he should be proud of is his World Championship history.
Xander Payne: Don’t believe me? Just take a look.
(Xander Payne points at the titantron on the stage, and it turns on before revealing a picture of Impact with the World Heavyweight Championship… Back in 2009. The picture was taken following Impact’s first World Championship win back at the first ever Road to Redemption, and Xander Payne stares at the pic with the same unimpressed look on his face.)
Xander Payne: The title I’m holding in my hands right now is the first World Championship Impact’s ever held in this company, and seeing how often he props up his nine reigns you’d THINK he was actually fit to hold the title, but…
(Suddenly, the picture of Impact holding the World Heavyweight Championship is replaced with a picture of RRS standing over him, holding the same title. Xander shakes his head looking at the picture, as the boos from the virtual crowd grow louder.)
Xander Payne: Yikes. Impact’s first World Championship reign, and it was ended by RRS. That alone is fucking embarrassing, but Impact didn’t just let RRS end his title reign. Instead he beat RRS, reclaimed his Championship…. AND REPEATED HISTORY! Instead of just fucking off after embarrassing himself the first time, Impact’s first two World Championship reigns were really just him playing hot potato with RRS of all people. Impact started out as a fucking loser and it’s clear that he wasn’t fit to hold that title in the first place. Both Championship reigns were considered premature and massive disappointments, and I may not have been around back when Impact was losing titles to RRS but I know a failure when I see it, and Impact back then all you did with this Championship was fail. All you did with MY Championship was fail. NEITHER of your first two World title reigns were a success but you have the nerve to come out here each week and brag about your record? You have the audacity to step in the ring and shit on MY era when back in your day you were playing hot potato with RRS and dropping the ball on every occasion? Impact, you were never on my level. Not now, and definitely not back in your day when you were crumbling under pressure every chance you got. The entire world thought you were washed up, and that wouldn’t change until the Generation Genesis days where Ronn Banks took you under his wing and went on to hand you the EAW Championship at Pain for Pride 3. I earned everything I got Impact. I earned this Championship. I scratched and clawed my way to this position and I beat some of the biggest names this industry has to offer on my way to the top. You? You had it easy, and even then you somehow managed to disappoint, and the disappointment still doesn’t end..
(Xander looks up to the titantron once again, and the next picture to show up is Voltage’s logo.)
Xander Payne: Because with the creation of Voltage came the Answers World Championship, and if you ask me that brand didn’t even deserve a World Championship seeing the type of talent they had. Impact managed to get his slimy fingers on that Answers World Championship, but did he deserve it? I don’t know, you tell me if Impact deserves to be World Champion when his biggest competition was George Copeland who couldn’t even get his own head out of his ass so he could live up to expectations. Voltage was a third rate brand full of failures and disappointments, of course Impact shined there. Of course Impact found his way to the top on a show full of lowlifes. In the end Impact did what Impact does best though, and that’s crumble. Impact crumbled at Pain 4 Pride, and he didn’t just crumble against ANYONE! He didn’t just lose his Championship to ANY little piece of trash. He lost his Championship to HIM!
(The titantron shows the next picture, and the picture shown immediately causes the virtual crowd to begin booing heavily. It’s Lethal Consequences, but more specifically a picture of Lethal Consequences laid out inside of the ring following his Dome of Death match against Xander Payne for the World Heavyweight Championship back at Reckless Wiring. Xander looks amused seeing the picture shown on the screen, with a grin quickly appearing on his face.)
Xander Payne: That’s right! Johnny Consequences, the same bum I destroyed to win this Championship dethroned Impact back at Pain 4 Pride to win the Answers World Championship. THIS is the era Impact holds so close to his heart! THIS is the era Impact constantly props up every single week! Time and time again Impact reminds us of his stupid little “#9rEiGnZ” hashtag, but not too long after this, Impact disappeared from the business like a little bitch over some backstage conflicts. If you ask me, he accomplished NOTHING up to that point! If you ask me, Impact was a ZERO time World Champion at that point! Impact was given opportunity after opportunity to prove himself and every single time he did absolutely nothing with it. Every single chance he had to prove he had any real talent went to waste, and it wasn’t until 2012 at Road to Redemption where Impact finally proved he had even an ounce of talent in his body.
(The titantron cuts to the next picture, which shows Impact holding up the Answers World Championship following his Extreme Elimination Chamber match against Colin Kaline, Prince of Phenomenal, Heart Break Boy, Ashten Cross, and Hurricane Hawk.)
Xander Payne: Impact’s first REAL World Championship reign started there. Road to Redemption 2012 in that Extreme Elimination Chamber for the Answers World Championship. Where did it end?
(The titantron cuts to a photo of former Elitist Liam Catterson with the Answers World Championship.)
Xander Payne: Dynasty, where he lost the title to a colossal joke. His sixth title reign happened after he won some stupid battle royale to become Answers World Champion, but in reality that might as well be his second reign. In reality that might as well have been the second time he ever held World Championship gold, because up until Road to Redemption 2012 Impact was worthless. Up until that Extreme Elimination Chamber Impact was nothing, and while he may have had his moments in the spotlight with that title win and the one after, Impact’s seventh reign only happened because his competition was ONCE AGAIN mediocre. He won his seventh World Championship in a triple threat match against Matt Miles and Aren Mstislav back in 2016, and it’s not like they were ever gonna pose a threat. Impact pretty much had that title handed to him just like the old days, so that doesn’t count either! That title reign was pretty much gifted to Impact, but you know what’s the part that gets me? The fact that this is the man that dethroned him.
(With a smirk on his face, Xander watches as the titantron cuts to a picture of Eclipse Diemos. The virtual crowd once again begins booing, but the World Heavyweight Champion can’t help but laugh.)
Xander Payne: :mjlol2: That’s right! If Impact winning the title against a bunch of losers wasn’t bad enough, ECLIPSE DIEMOS ended his title reign! Is this your GOAT? Is this your “Most Watched Champion in History”? Is this your legendary Impact? The guy that spent his career being handed titles just so he could lose them to idiots like Johnny Consequences and creeps like Eclipse Diemos? And we ALL know how his last two World Championships went, so really he’s only had.. Maybe four real World Championship reigns? Everything else is just a bunch of Mickey Mouse reigns, anyone actually paying attention or doing their research KNOWS he didn’t deserve. Impact spent years benefiting off garbage competition that had no place in the World title scene and all of you allowed him to fool himself into believing that any of those title reigns are worth mentioning. Why should anyone be impressed with him chasing his tenth World title reign when more than half of his reigns sucked? Why should anyone be impressed with Impact’s record when that record only exists because people like ME weren’t around in his prime? Just a year ago I showed Impact what a true Champion looked like before even winning this title, and at Payne 4 Pride I’m going to remind him that as long as he’s on my show, I own him-
(Finally, ‘M3tamorphosis’ by Playboi Carti feat. Kid Cudi hits, and the majority of the virtual crowd boos, but some of the fans look relieved as Impact begins to walk out to the stage. He has a microphone in his hand, and he walks down to the ring, beginning to speak as he enters it.)
Impact: You know what Xander? You’re funny. You went on this whole tirade and even if any of this was true, which it isn’t, I’d STILL have more World title reigns than you have title reigns period.
(Xander remains silent, and the crowd seems to be a bit mixed as Impact continues.)
Impact: You’re the last person that should be talking about shitty title reigns. You do remember your PURE Championship reign, right? We were all watching. We all saw you win the title on the biggest show of the year just to drop the ball in embarrassing fashion and lose the title the first chance you got. That was just this season and now you’re trying to convince us that you run shit? That PURE title reign says everything that needs to be said about you. You’re one of those guys people want to be good because the idea and concept of a successful Xander Payne is appealing, but in reality you’re a fat, lazy, underwhelming, undeserving joke who doesn’t take his job seriously. You’re in way over your head and at Pain for Pride I couldn’t care less what you think about any of my title reigns, because I’m ending this little fairy tale run and I’m becoming the first Elitist in EAW history to hold ten World Championships.
Xander Payne: And then what? You’re gonna screw up and lose to a clown like TLA again?
Impact: You mean the guy that managed to become World Champion years before you? Nobody does this like me Xander, that’s why I’m here even after all this time. That’s why I’m still at the top of my game even after accomplishing everything there is to accomplish. I’m just that good. There’s nobody like Impact and I’ve been proving that every single week. I’ve been proving it at the biggest shows of the year, and right now we’re getting ready to face off at the BIGGEST show of the year with that Championship on the line. You can keep trying to disrespect my legacy, disrespect my era, and disrespect me, but I’ve been proving all year that I’m still the best at what I do. I proved it in the Grand Rampage match even when the odds were against me. I proved it at Battle of Egypt against everyone who thought I didn’t have it anymore-
Xander Payne: And none of that is gonna mean a damn thing at Payne 4 Pride. Ever since defeating the man that ended one of YOUR “legendary” Championship reigns back at Reckless Wiring, I’ve proven to be the biggest threat on this show. I’ve proven to be the only Champion that matters around here, and when I defeat you at Payne 4 Pride I’m going to continue to go down in history as one of the greatest World Champions of all time. It doesn’t matter if you’ve held this title eight more times than me, because this Championship reign alone is going to outweigh every single one of them. I’ve only had this Championship since April and I’ve already done more than you in half of your title reigns. Just imagine what I’ll be capable of once Payne 4 Pride is over and I’m STILL your World Heavyweight Champion. And you? You’re going to do what you’ve done every single time you’ve even gotten close to the World title scene, and fail.
(Suddenly, a smirk appears on Impact’s face, which catches Xander off guard.)
Impact: Maybe instead of worrying about my career, you should be worrying about where you leave personal belongings.
Xander Payne: :comeagain:
(Impact points to the titantron, and it cuts to backstage, more specifically Xander’s locker room, where his special custom made shoes are seen burning. Xander’s eyes widen in disbelief as he realizes what’s going on, knowing that the burning pair of shoes is the only one of its kind.)
Xander Payne: NO!!!
(Xander pushes past Impact and quickly runs backstage, and the titantron cuts to the camera following The World Champion. Xander is seen frantically running towards his locker room, and when he gets there he sees that the door’s already open, likely thanks to Impact, but Xander doesn’t pay any attention to it as he quickly storms inside. Unfortunately, he’s too late, as the shoes are pretty much burnt to a crisp. Impact is still standing inside of the ring, and he’s laughing as he watches Xander panic over the pair of shoes. Xander Payne on the other hand looks pissed, and after a few seconds of contemplation, he turns his attention towards the camera.)
Xander Payne: You’ll pay for that.
(Xander pushes the camera out of the way and slams the door of his locker room, causing the feed on the titantron to shut off.)
Stew-O: :lupe: Impact burned Xander’s custom made shoes! He wore those both at Reckless Wiring and at Grand Rampage in his World Championship matches, and from the looks of it Xander isn’t happy.
Jake Mercer: After the disrespect he gave Impact last week, Xander deserved that and so much more.
Flannery McCoy: I didn’t think this match could get much more personal after their fight last week, but I might have been wrong! I can’t even begin to imagine what’s to come at Pain for Pride.
(As Impact remains in the ring, Dynasty begins to fade away from ringside for the first time in the night.)
(A commercial is shown celebrating Pride Month, starring Ronan Malosi. You disagree with him and he’s going to pipe you down)
(The camera cuts to Stephie Love in the ring.)
Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Stephie Love: Introducing first…
(Overlord by Suicide Silence hits as Shane Gates comes out to the stagelooking naturally born to kill someone as he makes his way to the ring.)
Stephie Love: From Huntington Beach, California weighing in at 213 pounds he is “The Natural Born Killer” SHAAAAAAANNNNEEEE GATTEESSSSSSS!!!
(‘Pretty Boy Swag ‘ by Souja Boy hits as Jonny Airhart comes out challenging the fans to play a game of Uno with him but obviously they are all too terrified of his skills for that.)
Stephie Love: And his opponent from Atherton, California weighing in at 205 pounds he is the “Rich Pretty Boy” JONNNNNNNNNYYYY AIRRRRRRRHART!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Flannery McCoy: We are underway as the big man Shane Gates is going to have to contend with the small size and speed of Jonny Airhart here tonight. It will be interesting to see how these two will match up!
Jake Mercer: Both competitors run around the ring once before locking up. Shane Gates grabs the arm of Jonny Airhart wrestling it around behind him but Airhart counters into a headlock until Gates uses his power to shove him off. Airhart struts in the ring arrogantly to the annoyance of Gates who yells at him to bring it on. Looks like Airhart and Gates are locking up once again as this time Gates gets a headlock on Airhart before transitioning into an armbar from behind and sweeping the leg dropping Airhart flat on his face. And an elbow drop to the back for good measure. Airhart rolls out of the way and is back up. But Gates with a poke to the eyes! Airhart caught off guard as he falls backwards in the ring in pain getting his distance on from Gates. Airhart’s dirty tactics being used against him this week it seems!
Stew-O: Jonny Airhart now enraged as he charges in at Shane Gates with a flurry of punches. Gates ducks out the way but Airhart grabs him from behind taking him down with a wrestling throw. But Gates grabs onto the ropes and the referee forces Airhart off his opponent but not before he stomps down hard on Gates driving his neck into the middle ropes. Gates gets back up as he coughs a bit holding his throat in pain before stepping to Airhart once more. Both men lock up… no Gates with the drop toe hold!
Flannery McCoy: But Jonny Airhart uses the ropes to pull himself up. But Shane Gates is not letting go! Suplex! No! Airhart uses the ropes to remain grounded and counter the Suplex. Gates is forced to abandon it… but then he punches Airhart across the face! Down he goes! Airhart pulls himself back up using the ropes… but Gates charges in!!! RUNNING BIG BOOT SENDS AIRHART FLYING OVER THE TOP!!! AND GATES IS NOT DONE YET! HE RUNS OFF THE ROPES TO GET SOME STEAM…
Jake Mercer: TOPE CON HILO!!!
Stew-O: Big man Shane Gates connects! High flying move there as he tosses Jonny Airhart back into the ring and goes for the cover. The leg is hooked!
Jake Mercer: Kickout by Jonny Airhart. Shane Gates immediately went back on the attack. He throws Airhart into the corner and begins to punch the shit out of him. Over and over and over again! No! Airhart with a thumb to the eye! He got all of that one! He reverses the circumstances, throwing Gates into the corner instead! Airhart now lighting up the chest of Gates over and over! Airhart showing mastery of those chops before he bites the fingers of Gates trying to push him away! The savagery is strong in this one!
Stew-O: But Shane Gates manages to do it! He pushes Jonny Airhart away into the ring and lunges down to keep him grounded with a headlock. Not for long however as Airhart slowly powers back up to his feet. He gains momentum and shoves Gates into the turnbuckle with momentum to break the hold. Airhart takes the eyes of Gates. Hard forearm to the gut. Again and again from Airhart. Another well placed chop as Airhart has taken control of this thing once again trapping the big man in the corner. But Gates reverses Airhart into the corner and begins lighting him up with chops of his own!
Flannery McCoy: JONNY AIRHART WITH THE SMALL PACKAGE!
Stew-O: JONNY AIRHART IS GONNA STEAL IT!
Jake Mercer: Shane Gates kicks out with authority! Jonny Airhart goes flying into the air! Airhart lands on his feet and goes for a Standing Moonsault! But Gates gets the knees up! Airhart holds his gut in pain as Gates mounts him and begins unloading on him with shots to the head!
Crowd: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN!
Stew-O: Shane Gates has busted Jonny Airhart wide open as blood pours from his broken nose after those shots! Airhart doesn’t know where he is as Gates pulls him up… and drops him back down with a Sit Down Powerbomb! Absolute devastation from Gates here! The cover! No! Gates is not finished! He grabs Airhart and throws him into the corner. Gates building up steam before he charges in!!! Stinger Splash to the corner crushes Airhart!
Flannery McCoy: NO WAIT! JONNY AIRHART PULLS THE REFEREE IN THE WAY! WATCH OUT REFEREE! SHANE GATES IS COMING AT FULL SPEED!
Stew-O: NO! Shane Gates managed to stop just in time! Gates lifts the referee out of the way and makes sure he is nice and saf-
Jake Mercer: JONNY AIRHART WITH THE LOW BLOW ON SHANE GATES! THE REF DID NOT EVEN SEE IT! OH LAWD!!! AIRHART WITH THE CARD MAKER! THE COVER! NOT THIS WAIIIII!!!!
Stew-O: JONNY AIRHART IS GONNA STEAL IT!
Jake Mercer: You said that last time…
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stephie Love: Here is your winner… JONNNNNNYYYYYY AIRRRRRRRRRRRHART!!!!!!
(‘Pretty Boy Swag ‘ by Souja Boy hits to massive boos from the crowd.)
Stew-O: That darn Rich Pretty Boy done did it again!
Flannery McCoy: HE CHEATED! THE REF SHOULD OVERTURN THE RESULT OF THAT MATCH!
Jake Mercer: Cry more Flan. This is how winners like myself roll.
(A commercial for virtual attendance in the World 1 Theatre is shown starring Jake Mercer hijacking the screens and showing on his face on each one as he laughs hysterically)
(The camera cuts to Stephie Love in the ring.)
Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“UnFazed” by Lil Uzi Vert ft. The Weeknd hits as Ashley Flores comes out to boos slapping hands with all the fans at ringside. Hopefully they have all been vaccinated but if not Ashley’s positivity is also a vaccine of its own kind. At least it is until she takes them out by taking her hands away leaving them disappointed and booing her even more.)
Stephie Love: Introducing first from Tijuana, Mexico weighing in at 125 pounds she is “The Golden Hand” ASHLEY FLORRRRRRRRREEESSSSSS!!!!!!
Flannery McCoy: Last week Ashley Flores won a match to possess a unique opportunity against Harper Lee. Although due to rather bullshit ways, I don’t think she really cares. What a bitch.
Jake Mercer: Takes one to know on-
Flannery McCoy: *slaps*
Jake Mercer: *cries*
(“While She Sleeps” by Trophies Of Violence hits as Alex Myers comes out to loud boos glaring at the fans with utter contempt in his eyes.)
Stephie Love: And her opponent from Seattle, Washington weighing in at 170 pounds he is “The Forgotten Mortal” ALEX MYERRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: As soon as the bell rings Ashley Flores charges in with a flurry of punches right to the skull of Alex Myers! Down goes Myers as he pulls himself up in the corner only to take more punches! The referee separates the two… but Myers from behind with a chop block to the back of the leg of Flores! And a hard stomp to the leg and a knee drop as well as Flores screams in pain from that shot! Myers finding a weakness here early on and it looks like he fully intends to exploit it! Ashley tries to crawl away but Myers grabs her by the leg dragging her back to the center of the ring as she is laid out on her back. He backs up before running… Running Elbow Drop to the leg and he has a very stoic serious expression as he methodically tears apart Ashley’s leg here tonight! Ashley writhes in pain crawling to the corner holding her leg as she goes. But Myers stalks her, grabbing her by the hair to yank her back up to her feet.
Flannery McCoy: Ashley Flores staggers into the corner where Alex Myers meets her to deliver a hard kick to the leg and several punches to the face. Another kick this time to the back of the leg sends Ashley Flores falling over into the middle of the ring holding her damaged leg. Myers now stalking her around the ring as he has her right where he wants her. He grabs the leg and twists on the boot of Flores! Ashley yells out in pain so he responds the kind way by pulling her leg all the way up and driving his knee into her thigh. Myers drags Ashley further out into the ring and twists the leg looking for a leglock here… No he is taking the leg and setting it on the bottom rope. Myers leaps… and drops down with his whole body on the leg which is on the bottom rope! That cannot have felt good!
Jake Mercer: Alex Myers grabs the leg of Ashley Flores and twists her around into a Leglock right in the middle of the ring! Ashley thrashes in pain screaming out as she tries to turn the hold around and make it to the ropes! She is trying to break out of things here tonight because she does not want to tap out to this young man! She kicks at him with her other leg trying to break free of the leglock! KICK AND KICK AND KICK! Right in the face of Myers! Eventually Ashley forces him to break the hold! Looks like she will not be tapping just yet!
Stew-O: The hold hath been broken! Now thine Alex Myers shalt descendeth upon thou lower extremities once more!
Flannery McCoy: :wtf:
Jake Mercer: No matter how hard you try Stew… I will always be the smart one at this table.
Flannery McCoy: Anyway it looks like Alex Myers is back on the attack stomping away at the leg of Ashley Flores who has had little to no offense so far in this match. He is continuing to target that leg possibly preparing for a future submission later on in this match. Both competitors back up… Myers with an Atomic Drop on Flores! But Flores bounces off the ropes and turns around… SUPERKICK TO THE FACE OF MYERS WHO DROPS LIKE A ROCK TO THE MAT!!! HOLY SHIT THAT SUPERKICK CAME OUTTA NOWHERE!!
Jake Mercer: Both competitors down as somehow in spite of all the leg damage Ashley Flores used the momentum of that Atomic Drop to get a breather! But somehow it looks like Myers is getting up first and that is a testament to the leg damage he has already done so far in this match. He grabs Ashley by the head and it looks like break time is over. He bashes her face first into the top turnbuckle… She lies on the top rope trying to maintain her balance on that bad leg… HARD CHOPS TO THE CHEST! NO! Flores not allowing Alex to touch her chest as he blocks her arm and fires back with a series of hard forearms fighting out of the corner!
Stew-O: Ashley Flores now able to stand as she continues to blast Alex Myers in the head with those blows. She whips him across the ring… and throws him back… with a Back Body Drop! She nearly falls over holding her knee in pain but she managed to toss him across the ring! Myers pulls himself back up in the corner only for Ashley to charge in and toss him back with a Slingshot throw back into the middle of the ring. Ashley stomps on his fingers as Alex screams out in pain. She lifts him up and slams him down before going on up to the top rope. High risk maneuver incoming right here!
Flannery McCoy: NO BELOW!!! FLYING ELBOW DROP OFF THE TOP ROPE!!!
Jake Mercer: IT CONNECTS!!! THE COVER!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stephie Love: Here is your winner… ASHLEY FLORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
(“UnFazed” by Lil Uzi Vert ft. The Weeknd hits!!!)
Flannery McCoy: Awww yeah my gurrrl did it. She showed that this emo bitch boi has no chance against her!
Jake Mercer: Wow disrespectful as fuck Flan. Alex Myers put up a great effort especially considering he’s just getting started here in EAW. So is Ashley but I expect great things from both of these people.
Stew-O: It is weird seeing Jake being so supportive of the wrestlers for once… I might have to actually take his side for once. Even if the fans are booing these people I agree that they were both impressive and congratulations to Ashley on her win!
(A commercial promoting a sanitary lifestyle starring The Woogieman as he cleans up after everyone smells what he’s cooking)
(Dynasty comes back to StarrStan’s personal office. Well, it’s kind of been trashed by Veena Adams in his absence, but we’re trying. :wow: The camera pans to of course StarrStan and Voltage’s Commissioner Captain Charisma. These two are seen inaudibly conversing with one another for a bit, to which then they both turn to the camera and start talking.)
StarrStan: Hello everyone. I’m very excited to come to a mutual agreement with Voltage’s own Captain Charisma on something huge regarding Pain For Pride. And well, we’re here to present it right now to you all.
Captain Charisma: Yup, we’ve thought this through and through, and came up with the best idea we could possibly come up with. And honestly? I don’t think there’s anything better than this. :wow:
StarrStan: Of course. But before we get into it, I’d like to wish CC a fast recovery, one hopefully faster than mine. :mjgrin:
Captain Charisma: Thanks. It’s all gonna be fine. It’s just a pretty bad concussion, but it’s Pain For Pride season so I have to work, and of course, by sitting out I give New Eden an advantage over me and that cannot happen. :wow:
StarrStan: Well, I hope you’re okay. I know I wasn’t.
Captain Charisma: Yeah, yeah, don’t worry. So then, let’s get to business!
StarrStan: Yeah, so as you all know last week on Dynasty Ashley Flores faced Harper Lee for a special opportunity, and then CC copied my idea. :mjpls: As he–
Captain Charisma: :comeagain: I pretty much invented the whole concept of ‘Unique Opportunity’, and the rest of you followed my lead, like usual, but we’re not ready for that conversation.
StarrStan: :skip: So you’re quoting Camille promos now?
(Captain Charisma at least has the decency to look embarrassed by this.)
Captain Charisma: She’s a big fan.
StarrStan: So we found out last week during Cameron’s promo.
Captain Charisma: Anyways. Speaking of Avas, you know Candice faced Envy last week on Voltage in a great match, and much like Ashley did. I think it goes without saying that both women more than earned the right to have a special Pain for Pride opportunity.
StarrStan: So without further ado, I have invited Ashley and Candice to join us so we can reveal their opportunities.
(In an instant, Ashley Flores blasts through the door clearly not wanting to be here, while Candice Blair follows behind her full of joy.)
Ashley Flores: You know if you kept me with her outside of this office for one more second I would’ve literally shot her.
Candice Blair: First of all, that’s extremely rude, and secondly, that is extremely concerning. I don’t think having that kind of temper is healthy.
Ashley Flores: Please save your bullshit, Candie, and spare me the lecture. I really don’t care to become the next target of your so-called, attention seeking activism.
Candice Blair: :comeagain: Attention seeking??
(StarrStan and Captain Charisma can’t help but look at one another and roll their eyes.)
StarrStan: Well, cool down ladies, because tonight you have one common thing to look forward to, and that’s the reveal of the Pain For Pride opportunity.
Captain Charisma: I am so excited to reveal this, because it’s something both of you have worked so hard for. Especially Candice over on Voltage. :drakelike:
StarrStan: Alright, well let’s not ignore Ashley’s performances every week–
Ashley Flores: Oh my god get on with it.
Candice Blair: Thanks Cap! 😁
Ashley Flores: Look, can you just guarantee Candice over here her 24/7 Battle Royal spot and give my World Title shot already?
Ashley Flores: Come on, just make me replace Drake King already I’ve been waiting to get my hands on that man Malcolm after what he did to me against Donnie. 😠
StarrStan: Uh, he didn’t do anything.
Ashley Flores: Yeah yeah, alright, then just… let me replace Camille no one wants to see that bitch in the main event.
Candice Blair: I DO!! You really have a horrible attitude. It’s so gross. Who the hell is Ashley Flores to stand here and start talking shit about family???
(Ashley continues to look unimpressed.)
Candice Blair: You remind me of someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Ashley Flores: Do what?
Candice Blair: NPD is the same disease some of the world’s most notorious serial killers suffer from :lupe: Look, I don’t like the way you just storm in here and just suddenly act like you’re the shit. All you’ve done ever since I’ve arrived to Dynasty was just scream in my goddamn ear and I honestly don’t want to keep hearing you do that. It’s annoying and honestly, it’s scary. You’re scary. Like not in a way where I’m afraid, but scary in a way that you remind me of someone who will pull a gun out at any moment and become a spree killer.
Ashley Flores: Shut the fuck up…
Candice Blair: See, this would be fine if you just apologized and moved on but now you keep hanging onto it like you’re right or something and I really hate to see you grasping for straws like that. You are one that ✨sparkles✨ can’t make great. :mjcry:
Ashley Flores: And you’re one that can’t make a great match in her nearly two-year career.
Candice Blair: 😒
Captain Charisma: Well Ashley I’m sorry to break your dreams but Starr cannot make decisions on Voltage’s behalf so there’s no possible way of you being put into any of those matches. And honestly… you’d be a worse option than Drake King.
Ashley Flores: You’re an absolutely fucking dumbass and–
Candice Blair: Can we please just get on with it???? I don’t feel like spending one more second with this maniac.
StarrStan: I agree. Ashley, is it too much to ask to quiet down just for a moment so we can reveal both of your Unique Opportunities?
Ashley Flores: She started it damn. But okay. Whatever. Just… tell us what this thing is.
StarrStan: :mjgrin: Well, the two of you will actually be competing for one of the biggest prizes in this business–
???: What’s that I hear??? :adpeek: !!!
(The camera then pans to the Specialists Champion Dr. Bethany Blue with the Showdown General Manager Hurricane Hawk right behind her as they enter into the office.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: One of the biggest prizes in this business?? Well why not just call it… THE BIGGEST?
(Hawk stops Bethany for a bit to shake hands with StarrStan and Captain Charisma, and then lets her keep talking.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I see two hungry women over here, one more than the other, I recommend a diet. One wants to find success early on, the other wants to finally find some. Well, sadly in here it’s not too easy to find success and sometimes you need to find your own opportunities because *cough cough* “we have nothing for you”… right Hawk?
Hurricane Hawk: Well, there’s not much I can say. All I can really do is congratulate you on making Showdown proud all by yourself.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Yeah, still no apology? Okay. Well Hawk it’s clear you still have a worse vision for talent than Ryan Wilson did, because at least he saw how much of a draw I was. If there’s a difference between the two of you dumbasses there it is. And well… your champions are still those dorks Bronson Daniels and Kassidy Heart. So please, Hawk, give me all the thanks in the world for saving Showdown once and for all!!
Hurricane Hawk: Well, let’s talk about the history of this oh-so prestigious Specialists Title for a bit. Across its 5 year long history it has seen so many legendary holders, along with the likes of Kendra Shamez, the legendary Brody Sparks, Consuela Rose Ava, Andrea Valentine, Darcy May Morgan and so many more. And most of the names that have held that championship would also go on to become World Champions. Just legendary stuff.
Hurricane Hawk: Of course, the late great Brody Sparks has had one of the most amazing reigns with the Specialists Champion, up until recently being the longest reigning Champion with a total of 190 days. Only being tied with Andrea Valentine.
Dr. Bethany Blue: And I guess Consuelo has that irrelevant record of holding that title for the most times, at three. All which were boring, by the way. And… wow, speaking of just never evolving. :mjlol: But yeah, the Specialists Championship is the most prestigious belt in this company by a mile and I am so proud of myself for getting to make history with it. And well, I of course have no one to thank but myself because I made this opportunity myself. :mjpls:
StarrStan: Well, since it seems like we have a little reunion over here, we might as well spell it out properly. For it being one of the most prestigious belts of the women’s division over in EAW, it needs its flowers.
Captain Charisma: So we planned to… uphold the value of that championship. And it’s gonna be in much more than a Specialists Scramble like last year’s Pain For Pride. Nope, it’s much bigger than that.
Hurricane Hawk: On one side, you have Dr. Bethany Blue, the established champion. Someone who’s always gone out of her way to hold up in every position she’s been in, from the main event scene to of course now, her run as Specialists Championship reign. Bethany has had an amazing run as Interwire Champion a few years ago and it can only get better from there. She’s made an impact every single night and I’m glad to have her represent Showdown.
Captain Charisma: On the other side, there’s also Candice Blair who comes from the already great and accomplished Ava family. Candice is wrestling royalty and the skill she possesses is exactly what you’d expect from an Ava. She is someone who I’ve loved to watch rise up the ranks this past season over on Voltage, and seeing how great she is every week and always looking towards the future without letting anything affect her happiness going into the next match and for this industry as a whole. It’s been a very up and down climb to the top for her, and to this day Candice still has yet to hold a title belt, but she deserves this a lot. If you ask me, Pain For Pride is the moment Candice has been waiting for since debuting in late 2019.
StarrStan: And how can we forget, Ashley Flores who has a huge amount of potential to become a star in EAW. She’s been training for three years to finally make it onto the big stage that is EAW, and of course has been trained by none other than former World Heavyweight Champion on the Dynasty brand and the current National Elite Champion TLA. Ashley is as arrogant as it gets, and sees herself as better than everyone which is why she just never backs down from anything. We’ve seen her win against the much more established Harper Lee last week, and sky’s the limit from here.
Captain Charisma: I know we’re implying who’s better than who here, but now imagine the magic all of these three can make in that ring.
Hurricane Hawk: That would be one hell of a marquee match, I’ll tell you that.
StarrStan: Well, you don’t have to imagine anything, because IT’S OFFICIAL!! Ashley, Candice, the reason that the two of you were here was to unveil your unique opportunity right? Well, Dr. Bethany Blue is going to defend her Specialists Championship in a triple threat match against Candice Blair Ava and Ashley Flores at Pain For Pride!!!
(The camera then pans to Candice Blair jumping around out of excitement, with Ashley having a surprisingly happy look on her face about the news. Meanwhile…)
Dr. Bethany Blue: So… you mean to tell me, my BIG PAIN FOR PRIDE MATCH… will be against someone who I had no idea existed until now and… the biggest loser out of all the Avas??? This has to be a joke. Come on guys! You can bring out the real challengers now. Bring in some old legend who is broke and needs a check, I’m sure that’s what it actually is. There’s no way in hell you guys try to lie to my face about making this title so “valuable” just for me to defend against these two girls… right???
Candice Blair: Well last I checked I won my opportunity fair and square last week, so honestly, I don’t see what’s wrong with it.
Ashley Flores: It should’ve only been me. :wow: But okay, given that I’ve waited way too long to finally get what’s due to me, and especially after winning that opportunity against a bitch this company tries to make a big deal, then yeah, there’s no reason to complain about it, Bettie.
Candice Blair: Uhm, yeah, but didn’t you need Sierra’s help to win?? May her poor soul find peace. :will:
Ashley Flores: I don’t care. I still won, and that makes me the better competitor between me and Harpie Lee. Got that? At least I had a real challenge and not some bitch who got signed three weeks ago.
Candice Blair: But can’t I literally say the same thing about you?? You just came into this company and you deserve to be in no title match at Pain For Pride of all matches. You should be watching from the sidelines because you’re not good enough. You weren’t good enough to even get on Grand Rampage or Battle of Egypt, so you’re of course not good enough to excel at Pain For Pride of all places. I wonder what kind of lame excuse you’ll make when I actually walk the distance and beat you and add another title to the big list of accomplishments the Ava family holds. 🤩
Dr. Bethany Blue: The best both of you deserved out of those opportunities was a spot in the 24/7 Battle Royal. What are you on about?? First of all, how low is Ashley’s IQ with the shit she’s out here saying when she sucks, and second, Candice, my girl, if you actually think you have a chance at winning this then you might just suffer from dementia. You girls will stand no chance against me and even if you two are not the magnitude of opponents I’ve had in my mind, you’ll be just the perfect kickstart to my reign as Specialists Champion. At the end of the day, no one will come close to me or this title, because I’m just… too good for everyone else to handle.
Candice Blair: But are you?? You’ve had just about everything handed to you your whole career and when Hurricane Hawk rightfully doesn’t give you any other opportunity cuz he knows you would do nothing with it you act all rebellious. But look at me, I went this whole season with just about one or two opportunities. And am I mad about that? No. Because that’s what motivates me to get myself noticed by doing an amazing job every week! I always knew I would get what was due at some point, at it seems like Pain For Pride is the place. I’ve been trying so hard to make my fellow sisters proud but I’ve always come up short, and now ain’t the time for having any repeats, because this time, I’m going to do it. I’ll walk out of Pain For Pride Specialists Champion.
Ashley Flores: I absolutely love the sound of cocky bitches thinking they have a chance just to end up falling flat on their face. Bettie and Cannie over here think that they can actually walk out of Pain For Pride Specialists Champion is one of the funniest things I’ve heard in a while. The champion wasn’t even meant to hold that title because everyone know how bad she was but she had to ruin it by actually winning it, and well, Candice? Candice didn’t even win against someone who had a chance, meanwhile everyone was doubting me, and I proved them all wrong, and if there’s one thing I love it’s proving people wrong. :ahh:
Dr. Bethany Blue: Well, Ashley, I love proving people wrong too. I’ve been proving a lot of people wrong when I won the Specialists Championship, and I’ll prove both of you wrong when I walk out of Pain For Pride still with this title on my shoulder while one will be in tears, while the other will punch the ground. You two girls have no idea what’s coming to you. The only thing you two will be known as after Pain For Pride is the first defense of Bethany’s legendary run. And that’s truly gonna be the only achievement you can hold onto because you’re all just going to fade into obscurity next season.
Dr. Bethany Blue: It’s gonna be tough for y’all to handle it, but at the end of the day, it’s survival of the fittest. And natural selection takes out everyone who isn’t fit enough to survive, and you two are just the perfect example of natural selection doing its wonders on people. Both of you, you’re in for a treat at Pain For Pride, the biggest stage, where the careers of Ashley Flores and Candice Blair Ava go to die a slow, painful death, while Bethany Blue will reign in her kingdom.
(Bethany turns around and leaves the office, as the camera then pans to the two contenders who clearly look like they have something to prove, before Dynasty fades to elsewhere)
(‘il Vento D’oro’ by Yugi Kanno hits, as the crowd erupts into cheers. Out steps MITSUBACHI, as he raises his hands out and smiles at the crowd. MITSUBACHI hops up and down in excitement for this big match, then continues down to the ring.)
Stephie Love: The following contest is set for.. ONE FALL!! And it is for a shot at the EAW Interwire Championship at Pain for Pride!!! Introducing first.. From Soka, Saitama, Japan!! Weighing in at 187lbs.. THE REBORN!! MITSUBACHI!!!
Stew-O And here’s the fan favorite, MITSUBACHI! Last week, he wanted to make a point to Bronson Daniels that he was worthy enough to take that Interwire Championship away from him, and tonight he has the opportunity to get himself in that position by beating Dray Fontana tonight.
(‘Pure Water’ by Skepta hits, as the crowd boos heavily. Out steps Dray Fontana, as he looks annoyed at the crowd. He then turns his head towards MITSUBACHI and continues down to the ring without taking his eyes off of his opponent.)
Stephie Love: And his opponent.. From Kingston Upon Thames, England, United Kingdom!! Weighing in at 200lbs!!! THE PRINCE!!! DRAY FONTANA!!!
Stew-O: And here’s the former PURE Champion who is looking to add the Interwire Championship to his resume. Last week, both Dray and MITSUBACHI exchanged some words with Bronson Daniels and now they’re putting their title shot on the line against one another because both BACHI and Dray have so much to prove against one another.
Jake Mercer: This rivalry all started last year when they were on Showdown with each other, and it seems like no matter what happens, they always find themselves in each others way. This is going to be a great match to settle the score and set up for an incredible Interwire Championship match at Pain for Pride! Who is going to walk out as the number one contender!? We’ll find out shortly!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: Here we go!! This number one contender’s match for the Interwire Championship is underway!! MITSUBACHI and Dray Fontana lock up in the center of the ring!! Dray gets the upper hand, as he forces in a standing side headlock, and squeezes at the head of MITSUBACHI!! Bachi tries to break free, but Dray instantly gets around Bachi, then wraps his arms around his waist.. GERMAN SUPLEX BY DRAY!!! IT CONNECTS, AND MITSUBACHI IS THE FIRST ONE DOWN!
Flannery McCoy: Dray Fontana rises up to his feet, as MITSUBACHI gets to his shortly after. DISCUSS LARIAT BY DRAY FONTANA!! MITSUBACHI IS DOWN!! Dray looks at the downed MITSUBACHI, then makes his way over to the side ropes. Bachi slowly rises up to his feet, as Dray Fontana springs back from off of the ropes!! SPRINGBOARD FOREARM SMASH TO THE HEAD!!! NO!! MITSUBACHI ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, AND EVADES THE FOREARM STRIKE!!!
Stew-O: Dray Fontana loses his balance on the landing, as he stumbles on his feet! He turns around.. ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE HEAD BY MITSUBACHI!! Dray Fontana drops down to one knee! MITSUBACHI grabs a hold of Fontana’s neck, then flips him over with a snapmare!! Fontana lands in a seated position, as MITSUBACHI connects with a kick to the back of Dray Fontana’s head!! What a shot by MITSUBACHI!!
Flannery McCoy: Dray Fontana drops down to his side, as MITSUBACHI begins to make his way over to the corner. BACHI gets himself up onto the top rope, as he gets set up!!
Jake Mercer: BUT DRAY FONTANA ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!! Smart move by Fontana!!
Stew-O: You can see the disappointment on MITSUBACHI’s face, as he leaps down to the canvas of the ring. MITSUBACI now makes his way over to the side of the ring, then drops down to exit under the ropes!! FOREARM STRIKE BY BACHI onto DRAY FONTANA!!!
Flannery McCoy: Dray didn’t expect that one, as it caught him right in the back of the head. Dray turns to face MITSUBACHI.. AND GETS HIT IN THE FACE WITH AN ELBOW SMASH!! BACHI is taking it to Dray Fontana now, as he keeps the pressure on him! MITSUBACHI grabs Dray Fontana by the arm, then irish whips him hard to the thinly padded barricade!! Fontana crashes back first against the barricade, as BACHI looks at him. What does BACHI have in mind here?!
Jake Mercer: HE’S RUNNING FULL SPEED AT DRAY FONTANA! RUNNING DROPKICK ONTO FONTANA WHO WAS CORNERED AGAINST THE BARRICADE!!! FONTANA DROPS DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR, AS BACHI HAS ALL OF THE MOMENTUM RIGHT NOW!!
Referee: One.. Two.. Three.. Four..
Stew-O: BACHI reaches down and grabs Dray Fontana by the head and hair. He brings Fontana up to his feet, then whips him up against the edge of the ring!! Dray Fontana crashes back first against the edge of the ring, as MITSUBACHI now delivers a quick elbow shot across the face of Fontana!! BACHI goes for another one, but Dray manages to block the arm, then connects with a strong knee to the abdomen of MITSUBACHI! BACHI bends over in pain after that shot, as Fontana makes his way over to him.. DISCUS LARIAT BY FONTANA!!!
Flannery McCoy: NO!! BACHI DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE ARM, AS FONTANA IS TURNED ALL THE WAY AROUND!! BACHI leaps and dropkicks Dray Fontana in the back, as he sends Dray chest first into the edge of the ring!!! Dray clutches at his chest in pain, as he turns around.. AND DRAY FONTANA WALKS RIGHT INTO A CALF KICK THAT CATCHES HIM RIGHT ACROSS THE HEAD!!! Dray Falls back against the edge of the ring, as she leans up against it!!
Referee: Five.. Six.. Seven..
Stew-O: BACHI now makes his way over the leaned up Dray Fontana, and slides him into the ring with his head hanging under the bottom rope and on the ring apron. MITSUBACHI makes his way up onto the ring apron, as he stares down at Dray Fontana! This doesn’t look good at all for the Prince, as MITSUBACHI takes a few steps on the ring apron.. AND BACHI GOES FOR AN APRON KNEE DROP ONTO THE HEAD OF DRAY FONTANA!!!
Jake Mercer: NO!!! NOT IN TIME!!! DRAY FONTANA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, AND BACK INTO THE RING, AS MITSUBACHI DROPS HIS KNEE RIGHT INTO THE RING APRON!! BACHI screams out in pain, as he falls to his side, then rolls back into the ring!!
Flannery McCoy: MITSUBACHI is really favoring that knee right now, as Dray Fontana notices this. Fontana gets to his feet, and makes his way over to MITSUBACHI. He grabs MITSUBACHI by the leg, then drags him towards the center of the ring. What does Fontana have in mind here!?! Oh no! This doesn’t look good at all for MITSUBACHI, as Dray Fontana twists around and locks in.. THE FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK!!! FONTANA HAS THE FIGURE FOUR LOCKED IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!
Stew-O: MITSUBACHI is in excruciating pain right now, but he knows that he can’t tap out! If he does that, then his shot at the Interwire Championship at Pain for Pride will be gone for good!! However, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t hurting. He’s fighting this pain in order to find a way out!! He needs to give himself a chance to escape if he wants to fight Showdown’s Bronson Daniels for the title!!
Jake Mercer: But Dray Fontana isn’t going to let BACHI slip out so easily. Fontana wants to finish this match right here, and get his hands on his second championship in EAW. Fontana is going for the submission!!
Flannery McCoy: BUT LOOK!! MITSUBACHI IS USING WHATEVER STRENGTH HE CAN FIND, BY CRAB WALKING HIS WAY BACKWARDS TOWARDS THE SIDE ROPES!!! FONTANA IS TRYING TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON THAT LEG, BUT BACHI IS FIGHTING THE PAIN… AND BACHI GETS TO THE BOTTOM ROPES!!! Fontana continues to leave BACHI in this submission hold though, as the referee begins to count!
Referee: One.. Two.. Three.. Four..
Stew-O: And Fontana releases the Figure Four. What a Move by Dray Fontana. That figure four may not have gotten him the victory, but the effects of it will definitely slow down MITSUBACHI who is a big fan kicking strikes. BACHI grabs a hold of his leg, and clutches at it in pain, but Fontana instantly stomps right down onto BACHI’s right knee!! BACHI is hurting right now, and this is exactly what Fontana wants. Fontana reaches down and grabs MITSUBACHI, as he raises BACHI up to his feet! Kick to the abdomen by DRAY FONTANA!! He pulls MITSUBACHI in, then lifts him up into a powerbomb position!! This doesn’t look good for MITSUBACHI at all as-
Jake Mercer: BACHI JUST ESCAPED THE POWERBOMB BY POPPING HIMSELF OVER THE BACK OF FONTANA, AND LANDED RIGHT BEHIND HIM!! Dray Fontana turns around.. ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY MITSUBACHI!!!
Stew-O: NO!!! DRAY DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE LEG, AND COUNTERS WITH A BACKSTABBER!! HIS KNEES JUST DRILLED RIGHT INTO THE SPINE OF MITSUBACHI, AND NOW BACHI IS DOWN!!!
Flannery McCoy: Dray Fontana rises up to his feet, then makes his way over to the corner. BACHI is in the center of the ring, trying to work his way back up. He gets up onto his hands and knees.. BUT DRAY FONTANA USES THIS AS AN OPENING, AS HE CHARGES IN AND TAKES MITSUBACHI DOWN WITH A CORKSCREW KICK!!! HE NEARLY DECAPITATED MITSUBACHI RIGHT THERE!!! WHAT A SHOT BY DRAY FONTANA, AND NOW HE GOES FOR THE PIN!!!
Jake Mercer: KICKOUT BY BACHI!!
Stew-O: Dray Fontana nearly had the match won right there, but BACHI wouldn’t allow it to end like that. These two have had such a history with each other. They know how competitive the other is, and understand what is at stake here in this match. This is for a shot at championship gold at Pain for Pride!
Flannery McCoy: There is no question that Fontana understands this, as he begins to target the knee of MITSUBACHI once more!! He stomps down into it, then.. THEN HE LOCKS IN A KNEE BAR!!! KNEE BAR IS LOCKED IN ON MITSUBACHI!!!
Stew-O: MITSUBACHI may be in even more pain here than he was in that figure four!! BACHI is screaming out in pain, as Dray Fontana is doing everything that he can to finish off this match!!! BACHI extends his arms out, but he can’t reach the ropes!! He attempts to crabwalk his way back to the ropes like he did before, but the angle that his knee is in won’t allow him to do it due to the amount of pain that it causes!! Dray Fontana is using his champion’s mentality right now to prevent BACHI from doing what he did earlier in this match!! Fontana is trying put this one away right here, and if BACHI doesn’t tap out, his leg might just snap!!!
Flannery McCoy: But listen to this crowd Stew!! They’re cheering on MITSUBACHI now! They’re trying to give him some life!! They want to see him succeed, and now MITSUBACHI is feeding off of this crowd!! You can see it in his face, as he is determined to get out of this submission hold!! BACHI sits up connects with a forearm onto the face of Dray Fontana, then rotates his body to spin out of the knee bar!! Fontana still has a hold of BACHI’s leg, but BACHI eventually manages to kick his leg free from his grasp!! BACHI is up to his feet, as Fontana is down in a seated position in the ring! Fontana tries to get up.. BUT MITSUBACHI CONNECTS WITH A DISCUS SHOOT KICK TO THE CHEST OF DRAY FONTANA THAT SENDS HIM BACK AGAINST THE CANVAS OF THE RING!!!
Jake Mercer: MITSUBACHI is getting set now, as he stalks his opponent! Dray Fontana is slowly rising up to his feet.. TYRANT REVENGE!!! THE KINSHASA BY MITSUBACHI!!!
Stew-O: IT MISSES, AS DRAY FONTANA SPINS OUT OF THE WAY, AND GRABS BACHI BY THE ANKLE!! ANKLE LOCK IS LOCKED IN!!!! BACHI IS SCREAMING IN PAIN!!! BACHI IS GOING TO TAP!!! DRAY FONTANA HAS HIM-
Flannery McCoy: NO!!! BACHI IMMEDIATELY WITH A COUNTER, AS HE HOPS UP ONTO HIS FREE LEG AND CONNECTS WITH AN ENZIGURI KICK TO THE FACE OF DRAY FONTANA!!! Dray releases his grip on MITSUBACHI! BACHI runs to the ropes in front of him, as Dray drops to one knee.. TYRANT REVENGE!!! THE KINSHASA CONNECTS THIS TIME, AND DRAY FONTANA IS DOWN!!!! MITSUBACHI FOR THE PIN!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘il Vento D’oro’ by Yugi Kanno hits, as the crowd erupts into cheers. MITSUBACHI rises up to his feet as the referee raises his hand in the air.)
Stephie Love: Here is your winner.. MITSUBACHI!!!
Stew-O: BACHI IS GOING TO PAIN FOR PRIDE!! BACHI IS GOING TO PAIN FOR PRIDE!!! Listen to this crowd as they are all getting behind BACHI right now!! What a win by MITSUBACHI!!
Flannery McCoy: That was an incredible match that displayed the speed of MITSUBACHI and the technical style of Dray Fontana, but in the end, it was BACHI who emerged victorious, and now he’s facing Bronson Daniels for the Interwire Championship!!
Stew-O: That is going to be one special night for that young man. The heart that he showed tonight will definitely be put on display at Pain for Pride when he gets a shot at his first championship reign in EAW! Congrats MITSUBACHI!!!
(The screen shows MITSUBACHI standing on the top rope. He has his arms in the air, as he plays to the crowd. The crowd cheers loudly for BACHI, as the screen fades to black.)
(A commercial is shown promoting Pain For Pride month coming on the horizon)
(The camera fades to the ring. There is a table and some chairs set up in the middle; and as the camera pans up we see the Vice President of EAW HRDO standing behind it. HRDO takes a second to pause before beginning)
HRDO: Lately I have been disappointed by the direction that this once proud brand has been going. We have two GM’s that hate each other’s guts, and with that, a directionless show that seems to be at a standstill due to the power struggle. Though none of those in power seem to see eye to eye, they are all professional adults, and I would like to think that through the power of conversation, we’ll be able to fix whatever tensions have arisen. Now without further adieu, I would like to invite Veena Adams down to the ring so that we can get this thing going.
(‘Trust Nobody’ by Killy starts playing and Veena Adams along with Charlie Marr seemingly begrudgingly walk down to the ring. Veena has her arms crossed as Charlie follows close behind her touching her on the shoulder, and giving her words of encouragement. Charlie gets in front of Veena and sits down on the rope guiding her through. Once Veena is in the ring, HRDO extends his hand for a handshake, but Veena turns her head up into the air, and away from HRDO, and walks away. Veena refuses to make eye contact with HRDO, and just pouts in the corner)
HRDO: Would you like to take a seat Veena?
Veena Adams: Ew no, I don’t want to be anywhere near you, or StarrStan. This is nothing more than a character assasination and I want no part of it. You have no business coming onto my show, and trying to make us sing Kumbaya so we’re all one big happy family. I know what’s right, and what’s best for Dynasty, and that’s Charlie Marr in the Main Event of PFP against those fat sacks of shit. I mean really it’s the biggest show of the year and we’re supposed to be putting our best foot forward. That’s the best we can do? No! Charlie Marr is the pinnacle of EAW, and without him in the main event of PFP the match is meaningless.
HRDO: So no? You don’t want to take a seat?
(Veena squints her eyes over at HRDO, as she quickly takes the seat and quickly plops down with her arms folded again, and Charlie takes a seat next to her)
HRDO: Very good. Next I would like to invite to the ring.. StarrStan!
(‘2nd Sucks’ by A Day To Remember plays and StarrStan along with Dr. Angelo D’Angelo and Lethal Consequences. Dr. Angelo D’Angelo keeps glancing over at Lethal Consequences giving him strange looks. But the three of them seem to be all business as they walk with a mission down the ramp, and into the ring. StarrStan shakes HRDO’s hand before sitting down in the chair. LC and Angelo sit down in their chairs too, HRDO swiftly breaks out some hand sanitizer, and gets the StarrStan germs off of him. )
Dr. Angelo D’Angelo: Oh I see, won’t shake the Black Man’s hand?!
(HRDO reaches over to try and shake Angelos hand)
Dr. Angelo D’Angelo: I don’t want your pity..
(HRDO shakes his head and begins)
HRDO: Gentlemen, Lady, I am glad that we have been able to be somewhat professional and actually meet today. As you know, this conflict between the powers that be here has not been great for the progression of Dynasty. The show has become more about the two of you, and trying to steal the spotlight rather than what Dynasty is supposed to be about. This isn’t the Veena and StarrStan show, it’s Dynasty. These personal problems shouldn’t be affecting Dynasty the way that it has been. You have personal problems, you leave them at the door, and don’t let the quality of this show die, because you can’t get over yourselves. The internal drama cannot and will not continue under my watch. It has taken away from the quality of your work, and Dynasty as a whole, and it ends now. We need you to fix this, and make amends. We cannot continue with a show that has the two people in power, constantly trying to one up the other, and becoming the show. We need you two to run a well oiled machine of a show, one to be proud of! What do you say?
Veena Adams: This is utterly ridiculous, you think you can come onto my show, and tell me how to run it? I don’t think so. Am I the only one here with any sense? Am I the only one with any brain power whatsoever? The only thing that Dynasty needs in order to be the premier brand, is Charlie Marr. StarrStan just doesn’t get it. He’s an old fuck and needs to be put down. He doesn’t know how to run a brand, he doesn’t know what works in this day and age, and neither do you for that matter HRDO. You two came from an era where murder was legal, and people with names like Orton Hardy was normal.. Superior Quality85? Wasn’t that a fucking thing? Clearly, the business has past you by, and you have no fucking clue what you’re talking about. I’m here in the trenches, listening to what these fans want, and clearly I’m going to give it to them. How long has it been since you’ve actually been a regular here in EAW? Yeah I get your VP, but do you even know wrestling anymore? Do you know what the kids want these days? Charlie Marr is all the rage; he’s LITERALLY the only thing that Dynasty has to save us from the worst Main Event in PFP history. I mean the match that was made might as well be a hot dog eating competition, I think that would be much more entertaining, and much more in their wheel houses.
Charlie Marr: What’s an embarrassment is that you think that you can play principal and take control of something that doesn’t even need a complicated meeting. All that needs to happen is getting rid of that motherfucker over there, that is torpedoing this show on a weekly basis.. If he even decides to show up. This show isn’t in need of saving from HRDO; this show is in need of saving, from Charlie Marr. But apparently Dynasty hates money, and will hemorrhage the accounts on a match that no one will even bother to watch.
Veena Adams: Everything is fine. Honestly you have no business here, just go!
StarrStan: No, HRDO is right, the way things have been run lately is absolutely embarrassing. Constantly arguing and trying to become the show rather than just help it, will never get people invested. We need to be the directors, not the stars, and no one wants constant bickering.. It’s not fun to watch I’m sure..
Veena Adams: OH MY GOD YOU SUCK! Such a kiss ass.
StarrStan: HOWEVER.. At the same time I refuse to stand down, and continue with this toxic relationship. So if it means making a sacrifice to not have to deal with Veena’s shit anymore, I’ll do whatever I have to. Because of this constant migraine that I have to deal with on a weekly basis.. I just can’t do it anymore. Have you ever heard this woman talk? It’s like a drill burrowing into my skull, constantly just beating me over the head… This job isn’t worth the hassle of listening to her go on and on about Charlie, and how he should be the star, and how great she is.. And blah blah blah. She’s a very one sided individual, and unbearable to be around.
(Veena, and Charlie start to get mad, but then give each other a look, and smirk)
Veena Adams: So what you’re saying is.. You’re gone?
Dr. Angelo D’Angelo: YOU SALTINES THOUGHT! TUH! UGH! HMPH! The intestinal ingenuity of you colorless Caucasoid crustaceans, you think he would just move to the side, so you can push more oppression onto all my beautiful African American descendants of slaves? We used to be Kings and Queens and you thought we would stand back and play peasant in favor of your imperial self preservation? That’s perverses, no? Shut your wet dog hair having behinds up. We actually had the opposite in mind.. NO MORE MELANIA AND DONALD TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE.. And I mean you two anti vax milky faces. Step down, or face the consequences.
Lethal Consequences: Thanks Dr D I’ll take it from here!
(LC walks up next to.. Perhaps a little too close. Dr. Angelo D’Angelo gives a look to LC like “bitch what is you doing?”)
Dr. Angelo D’Angelo: No one called for you pigmentless, pink toed swine skinned pedo. I don’t like you, I don’t trust you, and I don’t know why Starr had to call a CAC in here for backup when the honorable had it covered! I can’t trust any random European, and don’t think just because you like rap you get a pass. That’s actually more like cultural appropriation, and RACIST as hell. Back up off me, you got the smell of white on you.. Spoiled milk breath. Your credit is probably 750 despite your wardrobe being filled with denim jean shorts.
Lethal Consequences: Well your client gave me a pass when we teamed up as the “Grand Masters”, and that’s why Starr brought me in for backup! He knows the chemistry we had as a team, and if he’s going to get Ad Infinitum out of the way, it’s not going to take a loudmouth who doesn’t bring anything to the table but funny one liners. IT’S GOING TO TAKE ACTUAL ACTION! And you can’t help in that regard. I’m the one that can help out. And I don’t have spoiled milk breath, I have guzzled many mints, and smell wintery fresh. You’re just mad because I’m beautiful, and going to be given all the credit.
Dr. Angelo D’Angelo: First of all, Viz NEVER even approved of that “Grand Masters” name… What kind of black Man is calling any white man “master” in this day and age? THINK OF THE OPTICS, OPIOID OMNI MAN! THE OPTICS! You just couldn’t help yourself could you, porcelain princess? Just had to tell the Black man where his place is huh? You pink toe having racist, ain’t ya? Thinking you can just listen to our music? Eat our food? Smell our women’s behinds when they stand up after sitting in a chair for more than 29 minutes? You do all this AND think you’re cool with us? I know who you are LC, I’ve seen your kind all the time. At the first hint of a problem, you would have no problem pointing the cops in a Black Man’s direction. Things go wrong here, you’ll point right to Viz won’t you? Or even me? Anglo Saxon Action Jackson, WILL YOU BACK UP! Social distance you blue eyed, white dragon like serpent. What you steal the Black Man’s freedom, and now you wanna steal up all my air? LAWD what’s a matter with you? Matter of fact you’re kinda looking like that CAC over there Charlie Marr. How do we know that you’re even on our side? Lots of Cops these days claim to be the good guys, but you saw those security guards on January 6th.. Moving gates out of the way, waving people through.. Charlie and Veena can tell you all about it. You’re a spy aren’t you? This is just your way to take us down from the inside isn’t it? Charlie Marr your doppelgänger..
Lethal Consequences: I look nothing like that homeless looking fuck!
Charlie Marr and Veena Adams: SHUT THE FUCK UP! Annoying as hell..
Veena Adams: Starr this is the super support team that you conjured up? This team is clearly not on the same page. I’m not surprised though! If watching you attempt to run Dynasty was any indication, preparation isn’t your thing. As a matter of fact, this is exactly what I expected. This is the perfect snapshot of what a StarrStan run show is like, total chaos, no cohesiveness, and total shit show. No one wants to hear us bicker you say, and then look at what happens, the super troopers here are at each others throats less than 3 seconds into talking. Pathetic. This obviously isn’t going to work, and we’re all just wasting our time here. HRDO, do us all a favor, and let us save some valuable time, and just fire StarrStan right now! Fire that Man!
Charlie Marr: Besides, what is Angelo bringing to the table other than race baiting anyways? He’s a one trick pony! He can’t fight, and his ace in the hole, Viz, is somewhere in a vegetative state from getting his ass kicked by Drake! So what’s there to bring to the table? The only able competitor on Starr’s side is LC, and that’s a 2 on 1 advantage. And not to mention.. IT JUST LC! I wouldn’t be scared to go against LC one on one, the Man’s a joke. This team is pathetic, Starr is pathetic, and like Veena said, this is just a waste of time.
(Angelo begins to laugh)
Dr. Angelo D’Angelo: That’s the thing with you people. You think that you know everything! But one thing about us that you seem not to understand is; we don’t lay down and accept defeat from anybody. I got degrees! We opening a school and either one of ya can get an education on what it is The Visual Prophet has on his syllabus if you dare try him. Best believe that, gentlemen.
(Veena and Charlie are staring at Dr D’Angelo just shaking their heads not taking anything he’s saying seriously. But from behind, a slow dark figure starts to come up from behind the two. He reveals himself to be Viz!)
Stew-O: VIZ! ITS VIZ! HE’S HERE AND HE’S DRAGGING CHARLIE OUT OF HIS CHAIR AND IS BEATING THE EVER LIVING CRUD OUT OF HIM! Veena is coming from behind, and is trying to pull Viz off of Charlie. BUT LC is jumping in, and it seems like this peaceful conversation is just breaking down in front of our eyes.
Flannery: HRDO and Starr are trying to separate them!
(HRDO gets a microphone)
HRDO: You know what?! That’s it! I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS! AT PFP IT WILL BE AD INFINITUM VS VIZ AND LC… AND IF AD INFINITUM WINS, STARR IS FIRED!
(A look of shock comes across StarrStans face)
HRDO: Oh but that’s not it.. IF LC AND VIZ WIN, THEN VEENA IS FIRED AS GM!
Veena Adams: WHAT THE FUCK YOU CANT DO THAT!!!
(HRDO had enough, and walks out of the ring, and off screen. Starr, LC, Viz, Dr D’Angelo, Veena, dnd Charlie are left in the ring staring at each other)
Stew-O: HUUUUGE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PFP! IF CHARLIE AND VEENA WIN, STARRSTAN IS OUT.. FIRED AS GM. BUT IF LC AND VIZ WIN THEN VEENA IS FIRED! I CAN’T WAIT!
Flannery McCoy: That is a huge announcement, that will rock this show to its core for sure.
Jake Mercer: We taking bets on who’s gonna win? Like who do you guys wanna win? This show stinks if who is in charge huh?
Stew-O: Time for a commercial break!
(A commercial is shown for the advocacy for a better Showdown starring Ryan Wilson as he attempts to hire a hitman to take out Hurricane Hawk but ultimately is busted at the last second)
(The camera pans back to Stephie Love inside the ring.)
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A SINGLES MATCH, AND IT IS SET FOR ONEEEE FALLLLLL!!! THIS MATCH IS TO DETERMINE THE FINAL PARTICIPANT IN THE CASH IN THE VAULT LADDER MATCH AT PAIN FOR PRIDDEEEEEE!!!!
(‘The Outsiders’ by Eric Church begins to play as Donovan Duke scowls his way onto the Dynasty stage, entering to a chorus of boos.)
Stephie Love: INTRODUCING FIRST, WRESTLING OUT OF STILLWATER, OKLAHOMAAAA!!! WEIGHING IN AT 215 POUUUNNDDSSS, DONOVANNNN ‘THE DECIMATOR’ DUKEEEEEEE!!!!!
(Socially distanced crowd boos heavily as Donovan Duke slowly and arrogantly makes his way past them.)
Flannery McCoy: What an opportunity this young man has tonight, perhaps the biggest of his career so far! The final spot in the Cash In The Vault match is at stake tonight, one of these men will punch their ticket to Pain For Pride here tonight! Donovan Duke has been a force ever since joining Insurgency, but boy oh boy, it would be huge to knock off Andre Walker to secure the final spot in that match. He knows what is at stake and knows the prize he can bring to Insurgency, he gets one massive step closer to it with a win tonight.
Stew-O: Absolutely, he also knows the challenge that lies ahead of him tonight. Andre Walker has had Donovan’s number in the past, but the Insurgency member says a new day is upon us and he’s now going to show the world that he’s the better of these two men! If he can do this, he’s certainly got the momentum he’s looking for heading into Pain For Pride!
(Donovan rolls into the ring as ‘XXX’ by Kendrick Lamar begins to ring throughout the arena. Albert Hitchman and Andre Walker make their way onto the stage. The two men, side by side, smile through a reception of cheers and boos.)
Stephie Love: AND HIS OPPONENT! WRESTLING OUT OF NAMU’A, SAMOAAAA!!! WEIGHING IN AT 230 POOOUUNNDDSSSS, ‘THE SAMOANNNNNN GODDD BUTCHERRRR’ ANDREEEEEEE WALKKKKKERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
Jake Mercer: Last week, Andre Walker vacated the New Breed title after successfully breaking the record of being the longest reigning champion ever, surpassing Jamie O’Hara’s reign of 240 days by 4 days. A massive accomplishment for Andre, but he says he wants more, he wants bigger and better! He thinks moving on and leaving the title behind him is what is gonna help him get to that bigger platform, lord knows he’s got that chance tonight!
Stew-O: You know he must be dripping with confidence and hunger at the prospect of a new challenge in EAW. We’ve been so used to Andre Walker as the New Breed champion, it’s hard to see outside of him topping an already huge accolade! But he’s promising that a newer and more dangerous Andre Walker is in store for everyone at Pain For Pride, Donovan Duke being the first one to have to experience this new Andre Walker! Will Donovan overcome him and defy the odds to claim the final spot in the Cash In The Vault match, or will Andre Walker secure the final spot and go onto Pain For Pride as the sixth competitor in the match? All those questions are going to be answered right now!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Flannery McCoy: Here we go! Andre Walker and Donovan Duke circling one another, this is going to be a chess match for sure! They lock horns with a collar and elbow tie-up, Andre Walker able to use his size to muscle Donovan Duke back to the turnbuckles, shoving a forearm into the throat of Donovan. The referee gives Walker a five count, which he uses all of, before throwing a hu- Wait, no! He fakes a punch then smiles at Donovan Duke!
Jake Mercer: Some gamesmanship from Andre, but Donovan doesn’t take to it! He shoves Andre Walker back and the two engage in the center again! This time Donovan Duke gets around Andre and takes his back, he’s looking for a german suplex! Andre Walker with a back elbow, fighting his way out of this hold, now delivering a snapmare that drags Donovan to the canvas, Andre with a nasty punch to the spine of Donovan Duke! He followed up with a filthy punch to the back of Duke, that one has the Insurgency member writhing in pain!
Stew-O: Andre Walker now grabs Donovan by the hair, making sure he stays upright, DELIVERING A HUGE BOOT TO THE BACK OF DONOVAN! Andre Walker continues to work off the back of Donovan Duke, inflicting more damage to his spine and kidneys, what a brutal attack from Andre! Andre Walker starts talking to Donovan Duke and shouting at him as Donovan Duke is trying to make his way up, using the turnbuckles to get to his feet. Andre flies in with a corner clothesline! NO! Donovan Duke sidesteps him and Andre Walker smacks his head against the post, that’s where showboating gets you! Andre is shaken, he turns around and is met with a roundhouse kick to the head! Donovan with a kick to the skull of Andre!
Flannery McCoy: Donovan hit a huge roundhouse kick that dropped Andre to his knee, he needs to capitalize on this momentum right now! DONOVAN FLIES OFF THE ROPES WITH A HANDSPRING BACK ELBOW!!! THAT ONE CLATTERED AGAINST THE JAW OF THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION, IT SENT ANDRE WALKER TUMBLING THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT TO THE FLOOR! Donovan Duke smiles at Andre Walker and starts returning some of that trash talk! What athleticism from Donovan Duke, who’s taken over this match!
Jake Mercer: Look at him, he’s stalking Andre Walker on the outside, like a lion looking at its prey! Donovan Duke sees the chance to capitalize on a battered Andre Walker! HE SPRINTS AROUND THE RING AND JUMPS AT AN UNSUSPECTING ANDRE WITH A HURRICANRANA! THOSE HEADSCIS- WAIT, ANDRE WALKER POWERED THROUGH, HE KEPT HOLD OF DONOVAN DUKE, CATCHING HIM IN MIDAIR!!! NOW ANDRE WALKER SLAMS DONOVAN DUKE ON THE APRON WITH A POWERBOMB! ANDRE WALKER TRYING TO SHATTER THE SPINE OF DONOVAN, HE ONCE AGAIN BEATS UP THE BACK WITH THAT BRUTAL POWERBOMB AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE APRON! Donovan’s body bounded off the edge of that so violently, his neck whiplashed and his spine curved around it, good lord. Andre Walker now punching the back of Donovan Duke, picking him up and launching him with an irish whip into the stairs! Donovan Duke’s body crashing against those steel stairs! His back has to be killing him right now!
Stew-O: Andre throws him back under the bottom rope, wasting no time tonight, he wants to beat Donovan down and finish him now! ANDRE COMES OFF THE ROPES, JUMPS WITH A KNEE AT DONOVAN DUKE- BUT DONOVAN SOMEHOW EVADES THE HIGH KNEE, GRABBING ANDRE AND PLANTING HIM WITH A SIDE SUPLEX! Donovan still with fight left in him, he’s not going out easy! Both men on their feet again, Donovan fires a superkick, but Andre catches it and scoops him up for another huge powerbomb, OH NO! DONOVAN DUKE THROWS HIM WITH HEADSCISSORS THAT SEND ANDRE ROLLING ACROSS THE CANVAS, HE DIDN’T GET THE POWERBOMB THIS TIME!
Flannery McCoy: DONOVAN NOW SHOOTS THE SUPERKICK AND IT LANDS! ON THE MONEY! HE SHOCKS ANDRE WITH THE KICK, NOW A SNAP DDT FROM DONOVAN! HE DROVE ANDRE’S HEAD INTO THE CANVAS, WHAT A DDT! DONOVAN NOW INTO THE COVER ON ANDRE, GOING FOR THE VICTORY HERE, THE BIGGEST WIN OF HIS LIFE!
Flannery McCoy: Andre with a strong kickout at two! He wasn’t letting Donovan Duke take away what he thinks is his spot in the Cash In The Vault ladder match, but boy, Donovan was close! He’s got Andre on the ropes, he needs to capitalize on this damage! Donovan trying to deadlift Andre off the canvas with a German suplex, but his back gives way and he drops Andre back to the canvas! He’s too weak to use that much strength, now Andre back to a knee, throwing a huge punch at the jaw of Donovan! Rattling the Insurgency member, who charges at Andre! BUT HE’S DUMPED WITH A SAMOAN DROP BY THE KAISER! A big Samoan drop from Andre, he’s not giving an inch in this match!
Stew-O: Andre Walker now up to his feet, he storms Donovan Duke with a big boot that sends Duke reeling into the turnbuckles! Now a flurry of headbutts from Andre Walker, busting up the face of Donovan Duke as Walker turns the intensity up to 11! Andre now with a wristlock, dragging Donovan down to the canvas and stomping on his arm! He’s dissecting the Insurgency elitist move by move! Wow! Now Andre circling out to the corner and calling for a ‘Kaiser’s Touch’! Slamming his fist into the canvas and waiting for Donovan to get to his feet! He’s gonna shatter the jaw of Donovan Duke with this one!!
Jake Mercer: HERE GOES ANDRE! ‘KAISER’S TOUCH!’ – NO!! IT DOESN’T CONNECT, DUKE DUCKS UNDER IT AND GRABS ANDRE! NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX FROM DONOVAN! NOW UP TO HIS FEET AGAIN, DUKE IS LOOKING FOR THE ‘STORM CHASER’!!! BOUNCING TO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE, HE JUMPS AT ANDRE- BANG!!!!! ‘KAISER’S TOUCH’!!!!! HE HIT IT!!! THE SUPERMAN PUNCH JUST SENT DONOVAN INTO THE STRATOSPHERE, HE DOESN’T KNOW WHERE THE HELL HE IS!!! ANDRE LIT HIM UP IN MIDAIR WITH THAT ‘KAISER’S TOUCH’ AND NOW ANDRE IS SENSING THE FINISH!!!!
Flannery McCoy: ANDRE RUNS STRAIGHT TOWARDS DONOVAN! LOOKING FOR ‘HUNGER ON HILLSIDE’!!! BUT DONOVAN AVOIDS IT AND COMES OFF THE ROPES WITH A HANDSPRING STUNNER! OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THAT STUNNER! HE SENDS SHOCKWAVES UP AND DOWN ANDRE WALKER!!! DONOVAN STUNNED HIM HARD AND ANDRE WALKER IS BACK UP, BUT HE’S ON WOBBLY LEGS!! DONOVAN DUKE NOW GOING UP AGAIN, HE FLIES THROUGH THE AIR AND GRABS ANDRE WALKER’S NECK!!! ‘STORM CHASER’!!! THE TORNADO DDT LANDED!!! HE PLANTS ANDRE WALKER INTO THE CANVAS, NOW GOING FOR THE PIN!!!
Jake Mercer: BUT ANDRE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND ONTO THE FLOOR!! DONOVAN DUKE CAN’T COVER HIM OUT THERE, BRILLIANT DEFENSIVE MOVE BY THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION! DONOVAN DOESN’T CARE, HE’S NOT LETTING UP! DONOVAN IS HEADING OUT TO THE APRON, BUT ANDRE GRABS HIS LEG OUT FROM UNDER HIM AND DUKE HITS THE APRON HARD! ON THAT ALREADY INJURED BACK!!! Andre with some breathing room finally, managing just barely to get to the apron himself, drops a BOMB of a punch right on the temple of Donovan! Sheesh! What a shot from Andre! Donovan Duke returns fire with a forearm of his own! ANDRE COMES BACK WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE CHIN! DONOVAN STUMBLES BACK, THEN TRIES TO ATTACK BUT ANDRE GRABS A HOLD OF HIM, LAUNCHING HIM WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX ON THE APRON!!! HOLY HELL!!!
Stew-O: JUST AS DONOVAN DUKE HAD ANDRE ON THE ROPES, WALKER TURNED IT AROUND WITH A HUGE BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX ON THE APRON! Both men rolling back into the ring, but Andre is the first to his feet! He lifts Donovan up on his shoulders, but Donovan Duke fights back with elbows to the face of Andre! Walker struggling to keep Donovan up…BUT HE DOES! ANDRE WALKER WITH A SAMOAN DROP!!! A SAMOAN DROP FROM ANDRE AGAIN, NOW HE ROLLS THROUGH AND SCOOPS DONOVAN ON HIS SHOULDERS ONE MORE TIME!!! USHIGOROSHI!!! THAT FIREMAN’S CARRY NECKBREAKER FROM WALKER, DONOVAN IS COMPLETELY OUT OF IT!
Flannery McCoy: ANDRE FEELS THE ENERGY AND THE ELECTRICITY, HE CAN FEEL THE CASH IN THE VAULT MATCH COMING CLOSER TO BEING A REALITY!! ANDRE LIFTS HIM UP ONE MORE TIME, VERTICAL SUPLEX POSITION!! HE SUSPENDS DONOVAN HIGH IN THE AIR, LETTING ALL THE BLOOD RUSH TO HIS HEAD BEFORE SLAMMING HIM DOWN WITH A CHEST TO CHEST SLAM!!! ‘THE FALL-OFF’ LANDED, HE NAILED IT AND MIGHT HAVE PUT THE NAIL IN DONOVAN’S COFFIN! ANDRE COVERS DUKE, FOR THE FINAL SPOT IN THE LADDER MATCH!!!
Jake Mercer: KICKOUT!!!! DONOVAN DUKE GOT THE SHOULDER UP AND HE STAYS ALIVE IN THIS MATCH!!! WHAT RESILIENCY, LESSER MEN WOULDVE STAYED DOWN AFTER THAT BEAUTIFUL SEQUENCE, DONOVAN DUKE IS STILL IN THIS MATCH! DONOVAN STAYS ALIVE AND ANDRE WALKER IS IN DISBELIEF! HE THOUGHT IT WAS OVER, EVERYONE DID! DONOVAN DUKE IS REAL, LADIES AND GENTLEMAN! HE’S PROVEN IT MANY TIMES, BUT HE’S A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF TOUGH RIGHT NOW!!
Stew-O: Donovan Duke is somehow still in this match after that Andre onslaught, but for how long?! Andre Walker is back to his feet and he’s looking to put the finish touches on this match! HE’S LOOKING FOR ‘HUNGER ON HILLSIDE’ AGAIN, HE’S GOT THE FINISH WITHIN SIGHT! ANDRE WALKER IS PICKING DONOVAN UP- BOOM! ‘DEALER’S CHOICE’!!! WHERE DID THAT COME FROM, DONOVAN WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST TO THE JAW OF ANDRE!! HE DROPPED ANDRE TO HIS KNEES, NOW GRABBING HIM AND THROWING HIM UP AND DOWN WITH A SITOUT FACEBUSTER!!!! ANDRE WALKER IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE RIGHT NOW!!!
Flannery McCoy: Donovan Duke is looking at the turnbuckles, he knows it’s now or never! No time for hesitation or second thoughts!! DONOVAN ASCENDING THE TURNBUCKLES, HE’S ON THE TOPE ROPE!!! DONOVAN DUKE FOR THE WIN!!! HE’S GONNA GO FOR THE SHOOTING STAR PR- WAIT, HE’S TURNING AROUND, OH MY GOD, HE’S GONNA GO FOR ‘STACK THE DECK’!!! AND HERE HE GOES, DONOVAN DUKE FLIES WITH A PHOENIX SPLASH!!!! ‘STACK THE DECKKKKKKK- WAIT-
Stew-O: ANDRE ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY, HE GOT OUT OF DODGE RIGHT IN TIME! BUT DONOVAN DUKE LANDED ON HIS FEET AND ROLLED THROUGH, NOW RUNNING RIGHT INTO A STIFF LARIAT FROM ANDRE! THAT ONE NEARLY TOOK DONOVAN’S HEAD RIGHT OFF! NOW ANDRE DEADLIFTS HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX, DROPPING DONOVAN AGAIN! JUST BEATING UP DONOVAN DUKE RIGHT NOW!! WALKER SHOUTING THAT IT’S OVER AND ALBERT IS SMILING!! ANDRE TRIES TO LOCK IN THE GUILLOTINE!!
Jake Mercer: DONOVAN CRAWLS TO THE ROPES AND ANDRE CAN’T GET THE SUBMISSION IN! ANDRE THROWS THE LEGS UP PF DONOVAN, BUT DUKE LANDS ON HIS FRET AND LANDS ANOTHER ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SKULL OF WALKER!! DROPPING ANDRE TO A KNEE, NOW HE’S GOING FOR A ‘ROYAL FLUSH’ LIGHTNING FAST FROM DONOVAN! ANDRE IS ON THE VERGE OF DEFEAT! DONOVAN DUKE LIFTS HIM UP AND SLAMS HIM WITH A ‘ROYAL FLUSH’!!! THAT HAS GOTTA BE IT, DONOVAN DUKE HAS SEALED THE DEAL, HE GOES FOR THE PIN ON ANDRE WALKER!!!
Flannery McCoy: ANDRE WITH A FOOT ON THE ROPES! A FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE AND ANDRE NUST MANAGED TO STAY IN IT, HOW IN GOD’S NAME HAS HE DONE IT!! HE SURVIVES JUST BARELY WITH THAT FOOT ON THE ROPE, DONOVAN DUKE THOUGHT THIS MATCH WAS OVER!!
Jake Mercer: IT STILL COULD BE IN JUST A MOMENT, DONOVAN DUKE IS SAYING THAT HE’S ABOUT TO CALL GAME! LOOKING FOR ONE FINAL ‘SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY’!!! HERE HE GOE- WAIT, NO!! ANDRE TURNS IT AROUND AND SHOVES DONOVAN AGAINST THE ROPES! HE COMES BACK WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT ANDRE DUCKS UNDER IT AND COMES OFF THE ROPES, ‘HUNGERRRRRR ON HILLSIDDDEEEE’!!!!! ‘HUNGER ON HILLSIDE’ FROM ANDRE, HE SPEARED DONOVAN DUKE IN HALF, ANDRE WALKER PERHAPS WITH THE TOUCH OF DEATH!!! HE GOES FOR THE COVER ON DONOVAN DUKE, FOR THE CASH IN THE VAULT SPOT!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘XXX’ by Kendrick Lamar sounds throughout the arena as Andre Walker rolls off Donovan Duke. Albert Hitchman walks into the ring and tries to help Andre to his feet.)
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, HERE IS YOUR WINNER, AND THE FINAL PARTICIPANT IN THE CASH IN THE VAULT LADDER MATCH AT PAIN FOR PRIDE, ANDREEEEEEE WALKKERRRRRRR!!!!!
(Crowd cheers as Andre manages to sit up against the ropes as he smiles at Albert Hitchman.)
Stew-O: My lord, what a battle. An absolute war of attrition and these two men left it all in the ring tonight. These two never disappoint and have proven to be perfect dance partners. Just an incredible clash of styles and they showed that once again tonight. Neither man would give an inch and they battled until they had nothing left. Hats off to both. Truly.
Flannery McCoy: Couldn’t agree more, Stew. They just give it their all at every juncture and show the heart of EAW’s young competitors. We thought Donovan Duke had Andre Walker down for the count for certain at at least two points in this match, boy oh boy, that young man showed a tremendous jump in skill tonight and solidified himself as belonging in the ring with the very best.
Jake Mercer: Donovan has no reason to hang his head, tonight wasn’t his night be he showed Andre Walker and the entire world that he’s absolutely on the level of any competitor inside the ring and can hang with the best!
(Donovan Duke puts his hands on his head and sits against the barricade as Andre Walker stands on the second turnbuckle with his hands in the air.)
Flannery McCoy: This officially means that Andre Walker will be the final entrant in the Cash In The Vault match at Pain For Pride! What an opportunity for him! He could make history again at Pain For Pride if he plays his cards right! Amazing match between these two and thank you all for watching! Dynasty will be right back after a short commercial break!
(Andre Walker walks up the ramp with Albert Hitchman as the shot fades to commercial.)
(A commercial is shown for Disney+ as Limmy Monaghan runs down his favorite Disney princess movies)
(Dynasty returns to the sound of ‘Revenge’ by Young Nudy as Tyler Parker walks onto the Dynasty stage, amongst a chorus of cheers.)
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, PLEASE WELCOME, EAW HALL OF FAMERRRR, TYLERRRRRR PARKEERRRRRRR!!!!
(Socially distanced crowd chants for Tyler Parker as he makes his way to the ring with a microphone in his hand.)
Tyler Parker: You know, the future of Tyler Parker has been on so many minds as of late, but before we get to the future, let’s go back to last week. Jake Smith and his two testicle hairs, Limmy and Donovan, or the collective known as Insurrection-oops, Insurgency, tried their best to use my name as a doormat. They tried to wipe away all of their failures on the name of someone they think is just a figment of the past. A fixture in a world no longer existent.
Tyler Parker: They tried and they failed. They thought they could attack me and embarrass my legacy if they chose to. I’ve got news for you three and for everyone that’s ever doubted Tyler Parker’s status as one of the greatest elitists to have ever done it. See, a lot of people can throw that phrase around and hope that it has weight to it, but none of those people have done what I have done, or made the impact I have in EAW.
(Crowd cheers for Tyler Parker as he emphatically begins to speak again.)
Tyler Parker: Allow me to remind you that I am a former TWO-TIME World Heavyweight Champion, the first and only elitist to EVER hold the World Heavyweight and National Extreme championships at the same time, I am a bonafide Hall of Fame talent, elitist of the decade nominee, and the list goes on and on. Jake Smith could never rival that, nor could he have influenced EAW as tremendously as I have. He’s done what exactly in EAW worth mentioning? What even peaks at the heights of my lows in EAW? My off season is more glorified than his greatest career accomplishments and he’s been riding the smallest, most ineffectual waves that he’s made since his debut.
Tyler Parker: At best, he’s an undeservingly lauded midcard machine, who’s remained at relatively the same level for God knows how long. And that’s not someone I would ever let try and disgrace the legacy I’ve created and apparently, he and everyone else needs a reminder as to just who Tyler Parker is. As to just what Tyler Parker is about and just what I’m capable of. Some never having realized his own potential midcard paperweight isn’t going to set the precedent for what Tyler Parker’s status in EAW is. It’s revenge season for him and anyone else who attempted to wash my legacy from the history books and drip down what I’ve done for this company, and all of it’s wrestlers.
(Crowd cheers and stands on their feet for Tyler.)
Tyler Parker: So many have tried to and it isn’t going to happen, I’m not going to let it happen. Whoever’s attempting to water down everything I’ve done here is going to find out in full the error they’ve made in ever doubting Tyler Parker! And what better way to start off on that venture than to crush the very man who has been trying to sabotage my legacy for weeks now. It seems only fitting that now more than ever, I fulfill my prophecy of being EAW’s best and brightest star, the only way to do so is to carve my initials into a new era of EAW’s future. As I said, what better possible way is there to start than by taking out the posterboy for the doubt around Tyler Parker’s name…
(Crowd roars in excitement.)
Tyler Parker: I’m back and I’m challenging you, Jake Smith, to a match at Pain For Pride!!!
(Crowd erupts in joy after Tyler says he wants to return for another match.)
Tyler Parker: I want Jake Smith at Pain For Pride and I want to take out Insurgency at the neck. I want to stomp it’s leader out and make my mark on the current state of EAW, leaving no stone of my legend unturned.
(A voice is heard throughout the arena’s speakers.)
???: Tyler! Tyler! Over here!
(Jake Smith appears on the stage titantron and is virtually welcome to a house of boos.)
Jake Smith: Shut up Tyler! Man, you sniveling old bastards love to come back and soak up all the glory that young talent have created for yourselves, huh? You love the idea of coming back and getting all the fame and glory once again because it reminds you of a guy you used to be-
Tyler Parker: And that’s a guy that was, is, and will always be better than you.
Jake Smith: Shut up and let me speak, please. The world doesn’t care about what you have to say anymore and neither do I, so spare me. If you actually believe that I’m just some midcard bottomfeeder, well, I don’t doubt that you believe that. Why shouldn’t you, you’re just another out of touch old head that thinks at the drop of a dime he can still hang with the talent of today. You can’t and the notion that you can’t is just another product of that old and frugal mind.
Tyler Parker: Please, tell us anything you have done that stacks up to what I have? You can’t, you don’t even have to sneer because nothing on your resume should actually even make you worthy of the match you were just offered.
Jake Smith: Different times, your awards mean nothing today because you would have never attained them against today’s talent or in today’s environment. You should’ve stayed retired. You suck. And even if you were the shit back then, you’re absolutely nothing today and you and all your old head friends can keep pretending that a hall of fame means your time lasts forever, but it doesn’t. I’m not even in my prime yet and I could kick your ass with my eyes closed.
Tyler Parker: Oh, yeah, I’m sure. That’s what happened last week, right? When you, not even by yourself, tried to get the drop on me with two other dudes by your side and still left the ring with your pussy in a twist. I smacked you around with your brothers in arms watching, they couldn’t do a damn thing about it.
Jake Smith: You caught me off guard and had a shining five seconds in the spotlight. Congratulations. I’m sure now that you’ve had some time on a treadmill for the first time in two years and then had a split second offensive dream against Jake Smith, you’re actually buying into the narrative that Tyler Parker still has it. There’s a reason we throw stones at your legacy and try to reveal it for what it really was: Padded.
Tyler Parker: So because I’ve achieved real success and you’ve only lived out the dreams of the underachieving, my tangible success means nothing? Yeah, alright. You’re as delusional as you are short, and you’re as asinine as you are undistinguished. Jake Smith, cocky and egomaniacal bad guy that blames his big match record of constant losses on everything, but himself. On every circumstance, but reality. Typical losers mentality. Even the members of the stable that you lead are fighting tooth and nail for a spot at Pain For Pride, and you’re expecting one to fall into your lap. That or you just don’t care enough to actually compete in a big match because we both know you’d probably drop the ball anyway.
Jake Smith: Drop the ball? Don’t tell me about dropping the ball, you’re a has-been who keeps returning from retirement because he wants to believe that he hasn’t dropped off so far from the pedestal he was once on. That the people around him telling him he was the best are still around so he can somehow convince himself he is. But hey, last time you did this it was Jamie you were challenging, so it makes sense that you’d dedicate an entire revival run to Jake Smith. Who better to have beat you at Pain For Pride than The Godsend? Than EAW’s literal golden star and face of the now? There isn’t anybody better, so I don’t blame you for picking me.
Tyler Parker: Please, you’re the smallest hurdle I’ve had to jump in a decade and even you know that you don’t hold a candle to me. Even now, this “old head” would kill you. And if you’re so confident that he wouldn’t, why don’t you come out here and try to prove me wrong? Come be a man and show us all that Jake Smith has balls between his legs and not the vagina he’s been showing as of late.
(Jake Smith laughs.)
Jake Smith: Why would I? If I’m gonna whoop your bitch ass and use your career as my toilet paper, I’m doing it on my terms and when I want to do it. I operate on my time and only my time, so tell yourself what you want, but you’re gonna keep waiting.
Tyler Parker: Ah, well, I can’t blame you. Seeing as how the last time you tried to get the better of me went, I understand why you’d want to stay as far away from me as earthly possible.
Jake Smith: I’d never give you the satisfaction, Tyler, but I will do this. Pain For Pride, the stairway to immortality, the path to legend, the trail to glory, whatever you’d like to call it, it’s the grandest stage of them all. It’s my chance to make a statement that no matter what failures I’ve had in 2021, I’ll end this season with a bang. More so than anyone else and I’ll make a statement bigger than anyone else’s
Tyler Parker And I-
Jake Smith: AND JAKE SMITH! Jake Smith will have his Pain For Pride moment. Jake Smith doesn’t need a championship match or a ladder match to still be a big deal at Pain For Pride, Jake Smith just being at Pain For Pride makes its importance that much more noticeable. And you, Tyler, while I know the truth about the fallacies of your career, many of these sheep still regard you as a legend. And for whatever reason, EAW still affords you whatever avenues you desire and they pin it on your pedigree. You reap the fruits of a tenured great in EAW, those are fruits I want to take from you….
Jake Smith: Pain For Pride is an event where legends will rise, but some also fall. And Tyler, what better way to put yet ANOTHER glorious mark on my legacy than with a statement win over a so-called legend in EAW? A hall of famer dismantled and ended by Jake Smith at the biggest event of them all? That sounds perfect and it fits my agenda.
(Crowd cheers and gets to their feet.)
Jake Smith: So, Tyler, I accept your challenge. I’ll see you at Pain For Pride.
(Tyler Parker is visibly excited and the EAW crowd erupt in a massive storm of electricity energy.)
Jake Smith: Oh, I should’ve told you before, watch your back.
Stew-O: WHAT THE, THAT’S DONOVAN DUKE!!! DONOVAN DUKE AND LIMMY MONAGHAN! DONOVAN DUKE AND LIMMY MONAGHAN ARE ATTACKING TYLER PARKER AND JAKE SMITH IS LAUGHING!!! LIMMY AND DONOVAN, INSURGENCY IS HERE! THEY ARE HERE AND THEY ARE STOMPING THE LIFE OUT OF TYLER PARKER!
Flannery McCoy: NOW DONOVAN WITH AN IRISH WHIP, OH NO!!! HE SPINS HIM OUT AND DROPS HIM ON LIMMY’S KNEES!!! ‘HELTER SKELTER’ FROM INSURGENCY!!!
Jake Mercer: INSURGENCY WITH A RUTHLESS ATTACK ON THE HALL OF FAMER, TYLER PARKER, TONIGHT!! TYLER’S COUGHING UP BLOOD AND DONOVAN AND LIMMY ARE ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, SMILING!!!
Flannery McCoy: Boy, will there be hell to pay next week.
(Insurgency walks up the ramp and Jake Smith waves to Tyler Parker as his screen fades to black, and Dynasty fades to commercial.)
(A commercial is shown for Falcon and The Winter Soldier starring Kassidy Heart)
(‘Recreant’ by Chelsea Grin hits, as Ximena Velasquez steps out onto the stage. Harper Lee is right by her side, as the crowd erupts into boos. Ximena maintains a very focused facial expression as she marches down to the ring with Harper Lee who simply just smirks out to the booing crowd.)
Stephie Love: The following contest is set for.. ONE FALL!! Introducing first.. Being accompanied by Harper Lee.. From El Paso, Texas.. Weighing 180lbs.. LA DIOSA!!! XIMENA VELASQUEZ!!
Stew-O: Here comes the duo of Ximena and Harper Lee. It’s finally set. Sierra Bradford vs Harper Lee in a street fight at Pain for Pride. Last week on Dynasty, Sierra Bradford got the upperhand over these two when she distracted Lee during her match by attacking Velasquez. That distraction resulted in Lee missing out on a Unique Opportunity..
Flannery McCoy: But Harper and Ximena weren’t going to take that lightly, as they appeared on Sunday Night Voltage later on during the weekend, and attacked Bradford after her main event match against Terry Chambers. Lee bashed Bradford’s head with a tool box, then found a pair of pliers that she used to try and rip out her tongue with!
Jake Mercer: That was a bloody mess, but what would you expect from someone that understands how to get under their opponents skin like Harper Lee? She made a statement last week, and I’m sure Sierra heard it loud and clear.
(‘brutal’ by Olivia Rodrigo hits, as Sierra Bradford steps out onto the stage. The crowd cheers heavily for Sierra Bradford, as Sierra smiles out to them. After a moment however, Sierra’s eyes cross paths with Harper Lee, and at that moment, the face on Sierra Bradford becomes serious. Sierra continues down the ramp and towards the ring.)
Stephie Love: And her opponent.. From San Jose, California.. Weighing in at 121lbs.. THE QUEEN OF HER WORLD!!! SIERRA BRADFORD!!!
Stew-O: Here she comes!! Sierra Bradford!! Bradford accepted the challenge set by Harper Lee, but added a little flavor to the match, as she requested for a Street Fight between the two at Pain for Pride. That’s the way she goes about her business, and I’m sure that she wants nothing more than to get Harper and Ximena back for what they did to her last week!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: There’s the bell, and this one is underway!! The much larger Ximena Velasquez charges in at Sierra Bradford with a running lariat, but Bradford manages to duck underneath the arm, as Ximena crashes into the corner turnbuckles! Bradford immediately begins stomping away at the midsection of Ximena until Velasquez shoves Bradford back, and sends her straight to the canvas of the ring!! What power by Ximena!!
Flannery McCoy: Bradford immediately pops back up to her feet and charges into Ximena!! BUT XIMENA WITH A POWERFUL BACK ELBOW TO THE FACE OF SIERRA BRADFORD!! Ximena is now grabbing Bradford, as she biel tosses her right back into the corner turnbuckles!! Bradford hits the corner hard, then drops down to the ring!!
Jake Mercer: The size, the strength, the power, it’s all on the side of Ximena Velasquez. This is like watching Yamcha fighting Goku.. Like C3PO fighting Darth Vader.. Like Flannery McCoy fighting-
Flannery McCoy: Stop.. Don’t bring me into this..
Stew-O: Bradford is down on her hands and knees. She’s trying to use the side ropes to help herself up to her feet, but Ximena instantly stomps down into the center of her back, and drops her flat to the mat!! On the outside, we can see Harper Lee clapping her hands together, as she enjoys the destruction of her former Best Friend, Sierra Bradford.
Flannery McCoy: Ximena now reaches down and grabs Sierra Bradford from off of the ground. She gets Bradford up to her feet, then connects with a powerful chop to the chest that echoes throughout the arena!! Another chop!! And another!! Ximena now grabs Bradford by the wrist, then irish whips her hard into the corner at the other end!! Bradford crashes hard against the turnbuckle, as Ximena charges in at full speed!!
Stew-O: But she runs into a big boot from Bradford!! Bradford managed to lift her boot up just in time to catch Ximena, and that shot turns Ximena all the way around! Ximena clutches at her mouth as that’s exactly where she got hit, then turns around to charge back towards Bradford!!! BUT AGAIN, IT’S SIERRA BRADFORD WITH A BOOT TO THE MOUTH OF XIMENA VELASQUEZ!!!
Flannery McCoy: Ximena takes a few steps back then drops down to her knee, as Bradford gets up to the top rope! Ximena takes a moment, then gets back up to her feet.. BUT LOOK!! IT’S SIERRA BRADFORD WHO LEAPS INTO THE AIR!!! DIVING TORNADO DDT BY SIERRA BRADFORD CONNECTS AS SHE DRILLS XIMENA’S FACE RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS OF THE RING!!!
Jake Mercer: And look at the facial expression of Harper Lee. She’s clutching at her head and hair as she’s in shock after seeing what just happened.
Stew-O: Harper was definitely not a fan of that DDT because it has given Sierra an opening that she needs to capitalize on if she wants to win this match. Bradford pops back up to her feet, and charges to the side ropes! She rebounds back, as Ximena is just now getting up onto one knee.. SHINING WIZARD BY SIERRA BRADFORD CONNECTS AS HER BOOT CATCHES XIMENA RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE!! Ximena drops down to the canvas of the ring, and now it’s Sierra who goes for the pin!!
Jake Mercer: Kickout at one and a half by Ximena!!
Stew-O: Bradford gets back up to her feet, and begins to stomp down onto the body of Ximena! Over and over again, these stomps begin to add up! Bradford now turns her attention over to the corner, as she makes her way over to the turnbuckles! Bradford begins to scale her way up to the top rope, as she looks down at Ximena.. Bradford is set as she leaps into the air!! DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP BY SIERRA BRADFORD!!! NO!!! XIMENA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME, AND GETS HERSELF OUT OF THE RING, AND DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!
Flannery McCoy: Ximena takes a few steps on the outside to catch her breath, but Sierra Bradford isn’t allowing her the extra time, as she exits out of the ring as well!
Jake Mercer: BUT LOOK! It’s Harper Lee!! Harper Lee steps in front of Sierra Bradford, as now both Bradford and Lee begin to exchange a few words!! These two look absolutely livid with one another right now..
Stew-O: WAIT A SECOND!! HARPER SIDE STEPS, AND XIMENA VELASQUEZ COMES IN AND DROPS BRADFORD DOWN TO THE THINLY PADDED RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE!!!
Referee: One.. Two.. Three.. Four..
Flannery McCoy: Bradford is down, but not for long, as Ximena grabs her and brings her up to her feet. Ximena now wrapping her arms around the body of Bradford and locks in the.. THE BEAR HUG!! BEAR HUG IS LOCKED IN BY XIMENA VELASQUEZ!!!
Stew-O: The strength of Ximena is being put on display right now, as she squeezes the waist of Sierra Bradford tightly!! Bradford is gasping for air, and trying to break free, but the grip that Ximena has on her is second to none. This is a powerful grip that is nearly suffocating Bradford right now!!
Jake Mercer: I bet you wish someone would hug you like that, right Flannery?
Flannery McCoy: No comment..
Referee: Five.. Six.. Seven..
Stew-O: The referee has gotten to a count of seven, and.. OH MY GOSH, XIMENA JUST TOSSED THE BODY OF SIERRA BRADFORD LIKE A RAG DOLL, AS BRADFORD WENT BACK FIRST INTO THE EDGE OF THE RING!! Bradford is screaming in pain after such a powerful move by Ximena, and now it’s Ximena who delivers a massive chop to the chest! Velasquez now grabs Bradford and rolls her into the ring! Velasquez follows back in, then goes for the pin!!
Jake Mercer: NO!! SIERRA BRADFORD GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!
Stew-O: Ximena rises back up to her feet, and begins to stomp down onto the body of Sierra Bradford. She grabs Bradford by the head, and then lifts her up to her feet. I wonder what she’s got planned here. Ximena now wraps around the body of Sierra Bradford, as she’s setting her up for something!! Oh no.. This doesn’t look good at all for Bradford!! Ximena lifts her up… PUMP HANDLE SLAM BY XIMENA VELASQUEZ!!!
Flannery McCoy: NO!!! Sierra Bradford manages to slip out, as she flips over the shoulder of Ximena and gets from behind her!! Ximena turns around, and goes for a forearm strike to the head! No!! Sierra Bradford ducks underneath the arm, as Ximena goes right past her! Ximena turns around.. SUPERKICK TO THE JAW BY SIERRA BRADFORD!!! That shot stuns Ximena as she is barely able to stand in the center of the ring!!! Bradford now runs towards the side ropes, bounces back.. BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE BY SIERRA BRADFORD!!!
Stew-O: IT CONNECTS!!! AND XIMENA IS DROPPED TO THE CANVAS IN AN INSTANT!!! Ximena slowly working her way up to her hands and knees, then back up to her feet.. BUT IT’S SIERRA BRADFORD WHO MEETS HER WITH A DROPKICK THAT SENDS XIMENA STRAIGHT INTO THE CORNER!! Ximena is leaned back against the turnbuckles, as Sierra Bradford charges in at her.. She leaps and lands on the middle ropes!! MONKEY FLIP BY SIERRA BRADFORD!!! AND SHE TRANSITIONS IT INTO AN ARMBAR!!! THATS THE CHECKMATE!!!
Flannery McCoy: Bradford has this armbar locked in tight right now, as Ximena is trying her hardest to break out of it!! Bradford is trying to rip the arm out of it’s socket, as that may be her only way to actually survive and get out of this match against Ximena!! On the outside, we can see the concern on Harper Lee’s face, as Ximena is definitely struggling in the ring right now!! Ximena is extending her free arm out to the side, as she tries to grab the ropes!!!
Jake Mercer: I don’t think she’s going to grab those ropes!! There’s no way that her arms are long enough to- Oh my gosh!!!
Stew-O: WHAT THE HELL!?!? XIMENA IS DOING A SINGLE ARM PEC FLY WITH THE ARM THAT SIERRA BRADFORD IS HANGING ONTO, AND GRABS A HOLD OF BRADFORD!! THE SUBMISSION NO LONGER APPLIES PRESSURE, AS THE STRONGER AND BIGGER XIMENA SITS UP AND STANDS UP TO HER FEET WITH BRADFORD IN HER ARMS!!!! XIMENA WALKS TO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH BRADFORD IN A SCOOP SLAM POSITION!!!! AND XIMENA SLAMS SIERRA BRADFORD RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS OF THE RING!!!! INCREDIBLE STRENGTH ON DISPLAY BY XIMENA VELASQUEZ!!!!
Flannery McCoy: Velasquez gets to her feet, as Bradford looks extremely beaten up right now. Velasquez begins to make her way over to the corner, as she starts to scale up to the top rope! What does she have in mind here? Bradford is still on the ground, as Velasquez is all set to take flight!! She leaps into the air!!! DIVING ELBOW DROP BY XIMENA VELASQUEZ!!!!
Stew-O: NO!!! SIERRA BRADFORD ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME AS XIMENA CRASHES AND BURNS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!! Sierra is slowly trying to work her way up to her feet, as Ximena is just now getting up onto her hands and knees.. Ximena turns her head.. AND SIERRA BRADFORD NAILS HER RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE WITH A PENALTY KICK!!! BRADFORD DROPS DOWN AND GOES FOR THE PIN!!!
Jake Mercer: KICKOUT BY XIMENA VELASQUEZ!!!!
Stew-O: Wow!! Sierra Bradford nearly won the match right there!! Bradford slowly rises up to her feet, as Ximena is down. On the outside, it’s Harper Lee who is yelling out to Sierra Bradford, and trying to get into her head. However, it seems like Bradford is focused on the task at hand!! Bradford reaches down and grabs Ximena! She’s trying to bring the much larger opponent back to her feet, but she’s exhausted and struggling to find the strength to do so!! Bradford is taking a lot of time, but eventually she’s got Ximena up to a standing position!! Bradford now wraps her arm around the head of Ximena… PRIMA DONNA!!!! SLICED BREAD #2 BY SIERRA BRADFORD!!!!!
Flannery McCoy: NO!!!! XIMENA SHOVED BRADFORD OFF AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT, AS BRADFORD LANDED IN A SITTING POSITION ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! You can see the pain on Sierra Bradford’s face after that landing-
Stew-O: LOOK!!! IT’S XIMENA!!! SHE GETS UNDER BRADFORD AND LIFTS HER UP INTO A SINGLE ARM POWERBOMB POSITION!!!! XIMENA WALKS TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!!! XV!!!!! SINGLE ARM POWERBOMB BY XIMENA VELASQUEZ!!!! SIERRA BRADFORD IS OUT COLD, AND VELASQUEZ GOES FOR THE PIN!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Recreant’ by Chelsea Grin Hits, as the crowd boos heavily. Ximena rises up to her feet, as the referee raises her hand in the air.)
Stephie Love: Here is your winner Ximena Velasquez!!!!
Stew-O: The dominant force known as Ximena Velasquez showed just how powerful she was tonight with this victory over Sierra Bradford. In a few weeks, this street fight is going to go down, but how is Bradford going to prove anything against Harper when she has someone as dominant as Ximena to worry about?
Flannery McCoy: I don’t know how tha- STEW LOOK IT’S HARPER LEE!!!
(Harper Lee is seen sliding into the ring. She then begins stomping away at the downed body of Sierra Bradford, as Ximena Velasquez moves away from the referee and towards the action. The two then begin to stomp down onto the defenseless body of Sierra Bradford. The crowd boos heavily the entire time.)
Stew-O: This is just sickening. She’s already lost! She has no way to defend herself, and this is what they do?
Jake Mercer: It’s just a little taste for what’s to come at Pain for Pride. You haven’t even seen the full load yet.
Stew-O: WAIT!?! WHAT’S THIS!?!?
(Harper Lee is seen grabbing a set of pliers that she had hidden on her hip inside of her wrestling attire. She hands the pliers over to Ximena Velasquez then points down to Sierra Bradford.)
Stew-O: We all know what happened last week on Voltage with those pliers. The two of them nearly ripped Sierra Bradford’s tongue out of her mouth and left her a bloody mess, but it seems like Lee wants to finish the job and rip that tongue out!!!
Flannery McCoy: But Ximena shakes her head no!!!
(Harper Lee looks at Ximena Velasquez in shock, as she continues to point at Sierra Bradford. Harper wants to continue adding insult to injury, but Velasquez doesn’t want any part in it!)
Ximena Velasquez: (Off Mic) No.. Not today.. Let’s save some of her for Pain for Pride. It won’t be fun if there’s nothing left of her by the time we get the match itself..
(Harper Lee looks upset about the response from Ximena Velasquez, but there isn’t anything she can do to the much larger Ximena, so instead she turns her head, and accepts her decision. Harper Lee then looks down at Sierra Bradford to make one final statement.)
Harper Lee: (Off Mic) You lucked out.. But there’s nothing stopping me at Pain for Pride.. Nothing.
(Harper Lee then stomps down onto the head of Sierra Bradford. Afterwards, both her and Ximena Velasquez exit out of the ring, and begin to work their way up the ramp.)
Stew-O: Wow!! Sierra Bradford definitely lucked out just now because of the decision made by Ximena! This rivalry between Lee and Bradford is continuing to escalate, and I can’t wait until they finally settle everything at Pain for Pride!!
(The screen shows Sierra Bradford left unconscious in the center of the ring. The screen then fades to black.)
(A commercial for Friday Night Dynasty starring Xander Payne where midway through he apparently to talk about sitcoms and how laugh tracks are annoying and unnecessary)
(Dynasty comes back from commercial break to the backstage area of the World 1 Theatre as a familiar face is seen. Dynasty’s designated backstage interviewer, Michael Belfort is seen making his way through the halls, not necessarily at a rush at the moment but taking a leisurely stroll as everything is happening around him. The camera is focused on him before he accidentally bumps into someone breaking his train of thought for a moment. He’s startled as he turns around quickly to face the person looking to apologize)
Michael Belfort: Sorry about that- :oh:.
(The camera pans to the right as the virtual crowd in the arena begin to boo showing the negative reaction they give for the two people instead of one who are shown in front of them as Showdown’s Xavier Williams & Harlow Reichert are seen turning towards Michael with completely straight looks on their faces. They didn’t really seem to expect being on television tonight for Dynasty, but it doesn’t seem to be much of a concern for either of them as they make an acknowledging glance at the camera pointed towards the two of them. Michael gives a sigh of relief knowing that nothing is going to happen to him for bumping into them as he begins to speak to the two of them)
Michael Belfort: Well then, this was a surprise to say the very least. Xavier, Harlow. I’m glad the three of us were able to cross paths! Do you mind if I ask you two a few questions? I understand that’s not exactly what you’re here on Dynasty for, at least I think to say the least :lupe:. But I’ll make sure not to take up much of your time.
(Both of them look towards one another as they simply shrugs their shoulders before turning their attention back to Michael)
Michael Belfort: Alright then. Well let’s get the obvious out of the way first. Why are you here tonight on Dynasty tonight? You haven’t been exactly involved with this brand since Harlow’s inclusion in Red Wallz when she faced Serena Bennett for the Universal Women’s Championship at House of Glass. What could possibly be the motive for the two of you showing up?
Harlow Reichert: 🙄
Xavier Williams: Well to answer that for you from the both of us, I’ll let you fill in the blanks yourself. I don’t know, why are we here on a completely foreign brand that isn’t named Saturday Night Showdown? Acting like that’s the only place we’re confined to in EAW, stuck with the same rinse and repeat competition week in and week out that Hurricane Hawk will still put over us no matter the circumstance?
(Xavier brings his head down as he shakes his head before looking up at Michael once more)
Xavier Williams: Well, maybe we wanted a change. But to give you a proper answer, let’s just say we’re interested to see who wins the Unified Tag Team Championship match between the likes of IDOL-GUN and Chris Elite & SOSA Henderson. That could be the case. Let’s just say for now, that we want to make sure that we get the chance to watch that matchup up close and personal. Hell not even watching it backstage, we’re going to be at ringside during the match. Making sure we get a good look at the action ourselves. Is that too much to ask for Michael?
Michael Belfort: :whoa: Of course not, I have no problem with that and certainly makes the main event tonight much more interesting. But if I could ask to follow up with that question. Why is that? Do you have plans for the winner of the match tonight or quite frankly anything involving the Unified Tag Team Championships either? You two have found yourself in tag team action with one another before, along with attacking The Woogieman and Cage on Showdown last week showing your dominance as a collective unit. In my opinion, I wouldn’t really be surprised myself.
(A long pause is heard as Xavier and Harlow look at one another in what might be considered annoyance. They just roll their eyes in response to what is an obvious answer to the both of them regarding what they’re implying. While Michael blinks his eyes repeatedly)
Michael Belfort: :krabs: Did I say something wrong?
Harlow Reichert: Well to start off, I’m sure you were watching Egypt, we went over this already in the ring that night. But to apparently catch you up to speed. We stated that we aren’t settling for waiting in line and letting people get opportunities over us when we know our worth anymore. When we’ve done everything for others and nothing for ourselves you can assume our career trajectory right now? A much less generous approach if you ask me. And it’s more than what is expected of us like a grudge match at Pain For Pride or finding ourselves shoved into a battle royal because nobody has anything for us at the biggest event of the Season, no. So if you really want the answer to why we’re going to be watching the Unified Tag Team Championship match in the main event. It’s because we said we were going to go for what we want in Elite Answers Wrestling.
Xavier Williams: And maybe what we want? Are those Unified Tag Team Championships.
Michael Belfort: :lupe: So are you saying-
(Before Michael can follow up and ask another question, Xavier and Harlow just shake their heads as they turn around and walk off. They seem contempt with their answers and have really said all they needed to say at the moment. Any other questions Michael has for the two of them will be answered when they sit at ringside later tonight for the main event Unified Tag Team Championship match. Michael still has his mic out in front of him as he’s frozen for a moment. He brings his head down bringing his arms down to his side)
Michael Belfort: :will: They’ll appreciate me someday I’ll make sure of it.
(Before he turns around and walks off the opposite way as that’s the last shot seen before Dynasty fades out to elsewhere afterwards)
(Dynasty comes back to the arena as ‘It Has Begun’ by Starset is playing in the background as the camera fades into the ringside area. The aforementioned Xavier Williams is seen unfolding two chairs as he helps Harlow Reichert over to a seat. The both of them look towards one another with nonchalant faces before looking towards the ring as Stephie Love is seen standing at the center of the ring with a smile on her face before she begins to speak)
Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen the following is a TAG TEAM MATCH!!! And it is for the UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(‘Faneto’ by Chief Keef plays up to cheers from the crowd as SOSA Henderson makes his way out to the stage. He stands at the center with a smirk on his face as he spreads his arms out and spins around as he poses for the crowd. He looks towards the stage as ‘Faneto’ transitions to ‘Invincible’ by Pop Smoke which plays up to more cheers as Chris Elite makes his way out to the stage he looks towards SOSA with a smirk on his face as both of them look towards the ring and begin to make their way down the ramp)
Stephie Love: Introducing first, the challengers… at a combined weight of 401 pounds… THE TEAM OF CHRIS ELITE AND SOSA HENDERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stew-O: Well last week after teasing a partnership at Battle of Egypt, Chris Elite came out to Dynasty to discuss the prospect of being a Unified Tag Team Champion. And thus forth used his Gawd Contract to secure a shot for the titles along with his newly found partner, SOSA Henderson.
Flannery McCoy: Both are extremely talented and gifted and could bring the tag division to the next level. There is no doubt they have what it takes, but in order to do that they have to make sure they get past tonight and become your Tag Champions. And I’m sure that’s something something they’ve been longing for.
Jake Mercer: What do the two of them even have in common? Sure they’re from New York, I think. But there’s nothing else! One has hair and one doesn’t, one’s black and one’s white. Don’t you see the problem here? They won’t survive a week as Tag Champions!
(Both Chris and SOSA stand at the bottom of the ramp as SOSA circles around the ring and jumps up onto the apron and Chris enters into the ring. Chris poses at the center as SOSA climbs up to the top and poses as well. Before long both of them jump off and make their way towards their corner to prepare for the match as ‘Invincible’ fades out afterwards)
(‘The Day’ by Porno Graffiti plays up to a mixed reaction from the crowd as Hikari Kanno and Miku Sakai make their way out to the stage. They have big smirks on their faces as they look to one another before out to the virtual crowd. They have their Unified Tag Team Championships in their hands as both of them raise their titles up high in the air as they make their way to the ring)
Stephie Love: And their opponents… at a combined weight of 231 pounds… the team of Hikari Kanno and Miku Sakai… THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!! IDOL-GUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stew-O: Well I’m sure IDOL-GUN are surely laughing this defense off. Talking last week about how the two of them didn’t defend their titles against challengers like them, it seems like they think they won’t even break a sweat.
Flannery McCoy: Well let’s not forget the brawl that happened that ended SOSA and Hikari’s match with a no contest. That definitely has to be pissing the two of them off as well. The last thing they want to do is lose their titles before Pain For Pride, and they’re going to make sure that’s not going to happen by winning tonight.
Jake Mercer: OMG! OMG! IT’S THEM IT’S THEM! THE ALMIGHTY SAVIORS IDOL-GUN! I LOVE YOU BOTH!
Flannery McCoy: You say that and you don’t even know what they did last week.
Jake Mercer: They faced Chained Fury.
Stew-O & Flannery McCoy: :comeagain:
(Hikari makes her way around the ring as Miku goes around the opposite way. They both jump up onto the apron as both of them raise their titles in the air before they enter into the ring. They meet at the center of the ring as they look at their titles as they clink it together before handing it them to the ref as they make their way towards their corner. They get ready and prepared for the match at hand as ‘The Day’ fades out and the ref signals for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: Here we go as this Unified Tag Team Championship match is officially underway, Chris Elite starting off for his team and Hikari Kanno starting off for IDOL-GUN.
Flannery McCoy: CHRIS ALREADY RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE RUNNING TOWARDS HIKARI AS HE CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO HER JAW SENDING HER BACK INTO HER CORNER! Miku attempting to grab Chris to save her partner, but Chris sends a elbow to the face of Miku to stun her temporarily! Chris grabbing Hikari by the head as he throws her down to the center of the ring. Hikari making an attempt to swiftly bring herself up to a knee, BUT CHRIS RUNS FORWARD AND SENDS A KNEE TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD TO TAKE HER DOWN TO THE MAT!
Jake Mercer: Chris is making sure he gets the offense right out of the gate, we know a year ago with the ILLIONAIRES he was going after Unified Tag Team Championship gold and he has no problem getting another shot at the titles with SOSA tonight. Chris bringing Hikari up as he throws her towards the ropes with an Irish whip! BEFORE HE GOES FOR A BICYCLE KICK! BUT HIKARI DUCKS UNDER THE BOOT AS SHE GRABS CHRIS AND DROPS HIM DOWN INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX!
Stew-O: Chris grabbing his neck as he leans against the ropes pulling himself up. AS HIKARI RUNS TOWARDS HIM AND GOES FOR A KNEE STRIKE TO HIS ABDOMEN! BUT CHRIS GRABS THE KNEE AND TRIPS HIKARI DOWN TO THE MAT! Chris running backwards as he rebounds off the ropes while Hikari attempts to pull himself up to a crawling position. AS HE GOES FOR A BASEBALL SLIDE TOWARDS THE SIDE OF HER HEAD!
Flannery McCoy: But Hikari rolls to her right to avoid Chris as she rolls up to her feet while Chris does the same. BEFORE GRABBING HIS ARM AS SHE TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A QUICK ARMDRAG! Hikari keeping ahold of the arm now, BUT CHRIS QUICKLY BRINGS HIS LEGS BACK AND ROLLS HER UP INTO A SMALL PACKAGE! QUICK PIN ATTEMPT!
Jake Mercer: BUT HIKARI KICKS OUT AT ONE!
Stew-O: Chris managing to counter out of a tough predicament as both are up to their feet now. BUT BEFORE HIKARI CAN DO ANYTHING CHRIS GOES UNDER AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH A DROP TOE HOLD! Hikari grabbing her face as she drags herself up, AS CHRIS GRABS HER FROM BEHIND AS HE GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND DROPS HER DOWN INTO A NECKBREAKER! Hikari is surely feeling it now as she attempts to get up to her feet, BUT IT’S CHRIS THAT RUNS TOWARDS BEFORE SHE CAN DO THAT AS HE LAUNCHES INTO THE AIR AND CRUSHES HER WITH A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS!
Flannery McCoy: BUT HIKARI GETS HER KNEES UP BEFORE HE CAN! Chris is gasping for air now as he barely manages to keep himself up on a knee, BUT BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING HIKARI GRABS HIM BY HIS HEAD AND DROPS HIM DOWN INTO A DDT ONTO THE CANVAS! Chris grabbing his head as he attempts to roll away. BUT HIKARI RUNS FORWARD AND SENDS CHRIS FLYING OUT OF THE RING WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE OF HER OWN AS CHRIS TUMBLES DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE AREA!
Jake Mercer: Chris is stirring now as he definitely did not see that wave of offense coming by Hikari. Hikari waiting for Chris to get up though as she runs to the ropes and back, LAUNCHING THROUGH THE AIR AS SHE TAKES HIM BACK DOWN WITH A TOPE CON HILO! Hikari grabbing Chris as she rolls him back into the ring before she sends him towards her corner. Looking for the tag to her partner!
Stew-O: TAG TO MIKU SAKAI! Hikari grabbing Chris as she throws him towards the ropes. AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A BIG BOOT TO HIS FACE! Chris drops down to a knee, AS MIKU RUNS TOWARDS HIM AND CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING KNEE! Chris not staying down though as he falls to a crawling position, BUT IT’S HIKARI THAT CONNECTS WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO FOLLOW IT UP AND TAKE CHRIS DOWN TO THE MAT! WHAT TEAMWORK BEING SHOWN BY IDOL-GUN!
(Both members of IDOL-GUN glance over to ringside as Xavier Williams and Harlow Reichert are seen seated there. Both slowly nodding with a straight look on their face as both Hikari and Miku look disgusted before continuing the match)
Flannery McCoy: You could cut the tension with a knife in this matchup. Miku turns around as she brings Chris up, and you know the only thing Chris is thinking about at the moment is getting the tag and getting SOSA into the match. But that probability seems slim as Miku grabs him by his arm, AND PULLS HIM IN DRIVING HER KNEE INTO HIS GUT! Chris dropping down to a knee, BEFORE MIKU TRANSITIONS GOING FOR A LARIAT TO TAKE HIS HEAD OFF! But Chris rolls forward to counter it as both of them turn around! BUT CHRIS IS QUICKER AS HE TAKES MIKU DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A DROPKICK!
Jake Mercer: Chris quickly reaching out to go for the tag but Miku has a hold of his leg keeping him in place. Chris attempting to stomp down on her, BUT MIKU LETS GO OF HER GRIP INSTEAD SWEEPING HIM WITH HER ARM AND TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! Chris is taken down as he rolls onto the apron, AS MIKU GETS UP AND GOES FOR A SHOULDER TACKLE TO LAUNCH CHRIS OFF THE APRON! BUT CHRIS COUNTERS IT BEFORE MIKU CAN CONNECT WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZUIGIRI! Chris now running up to the top rope as Miku stumbles back towards the center of the ring, AS CHRIS LEAPS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND GOES FOR A CROSSBODY TO TAKE HER DOWN!
Stew-O: But Miku rolls out of the way before it can connect! Miku quickly turning around, AS SHE GOES FOR AN ENZUIGIRI OF HER OWN! Which connects as Chris stumbles backwards towards a corner now.
Flannery McCoy: AS HE TAGS IN SOSA HENDERSON! SOSA RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE LAUNCHING OFF THE ROPES AS HE GOES FOR A SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE WHICH TAKES MIKU DOWN TO THE GROUND! SOSA kipping up to his feet now as Miku pulls herself up to a knee, AS HE RUNS FORWARD AND SENDS A KICK TOWARDS HER FACE TO TAKE HER DOWN TO THE MAT! Miku grabbing her face as SOSA continues, bringing her up to her feet and setting her up! BEFORE LIFTING HER UP IN A SNAP SUPLEX!
Jake Mercer: But Miku slips out as she stumbles forward to narrowly escape trouble! Miku turning around as she runs forward while SOSA turns around, JUMPING INTO THE AIR AND GRABBING HIM BY HIS HEAD AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER! SOSA grabbing his neck in pain as he drags himself up to a seated position. BUT MIKU GETS UP BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING SENDING A KICK RIGHT TO SOSA’S SPINE FORCING HIM BACK DOWN TO THE MAT ONCE MORE!
Stew-O: SOSA grabbing his back as he’s going for the next best thing rolling towards the edge of the ring and towards the bottom rope. But Miku isn’t letting up as she makes her way towards him and is beginning to send repeated stomps down onto his body! SOSA is the same though as he continues to grab onto the ropes to help himself up to his feet. Miku going for forearm strikes towards his head now! But it’s SOSA that shoves Miku away before she can make an attempt to inflict anymore damage! Miku stumbles back but is approaching him once more. BUT IT’S SOSA WITH A SUPERKICK TO HER JAW TAKING HER DOWN TO THE MAT!
Flannery McCoy: Miku is grabbing her head in pain as she attempts to get back up, BUT SOSA FOLLOWS UP WITH A BICYCLE KNEE TO HER FACE TO SEND HER BACK DOWN BEFORE SHE CAN EVEN GET UP TO HER FEET! Miku is getting pushed into a corner as SOSA is bringing her up to her feet, TURNING HER AROUND AND LIFTING HER UP GOING FOR A BACK SUPLEX! But Miku flips over SOSA and lands behind him, AS SHE GOES FOR A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TOWARDS HIS BACK!
Jake Mercer: But SOSA manages to dodge it as Miku is forced to stumble forward meeting nothing but air! Miku turning around hoping to rebound, BUT SOSA ROLLING FORWARD AS HE TAKES MIKU DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A HEADSTAND HEADSCISSORS! Miku is taken down but uses the momentum to roll back up to her feet. BUT IT’S SOSA THAT TRANSITIONS AS HE TAKES HER DOWN TO THE MAT THIS TIME WITH A STANDING DROPKICK! WHAT A TRANSITION BY SOSA HENDERSON!
Stew-O: Miku is down on the mat but is already making sure she escapes anymore trouble by rolling out of the ring before SOSA can continue his assault. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE SOSA IS THINKING ONE STEP AHEAD AS HE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND BACK AND FLIES THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE ATTEMPT! BUT IT’S MIKU THAT MANAGES TO AVOID THE SUICIDE DIVE AS SOSA COLLIDES HEADFIRST WITH THE BARRICADE! That had to hurt as Miku doesn’t seem to be done, DRAGGING SOSA UP TO HIS FEET AND THROWING HIM INTO THE BARRICADE NOW!
Flannery McCoy: SOSA barely grabbing onto the top of the barricade to keep himself up but you can see the pain on his face by the sudden turn of events by Miku Sakai. Miku making her way towards SOSA and grabbing him by his head, AS THIS TIME SHE RUNS FORWARD AND THROWS SOSA FACE FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST! SOSA collapses down to the ground but manages to keep himself up as he crawls slowly towards our announcers table to get himself up to his feet. Miku heading towards SOSA as she grabs him by his head, BUT IT’S SOSA THAT TAKES MIKU BY SURPRISE PUSHING HER FORWARD AND RAMMING HER BACKFIRST INTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON! SOSA isn’t out just yet!
Jake Mercer: This is not just any ordinary match, this is a match for the Unified Tag Team Championship match. Of course they’re going to bring everything to the table in hopes of holding the gold. SOSA pushing Miku into the ring as he jumps up onto the apron and runs towards the turnbuckles, climbing up to the top rope while Miku is still down on the mat. AS HE LAUNCHES OFF THE TOP AND CRUSHES MIKU WITH A BIG 450 SPLASH!
Stew-O: Miku grabbing her gut as she slowly rolls to a corner to help herself up to her feet. SOSA ISN’T WAITING AS HE RUNS TOWARDS HER AND GOES FOR JUMPING DOUBLE KNEES TOWARDS HER CHEST! But Miku manages to move out of the way leaving SOSA to collide with the turnbuckles! SOSA grabbing his knees as he backs himself up against the corner, AS HE’S MET WITH A HIGH KNEE TO HIS SKULL COURTESY OF MIKU!
Flannery McCoy: SOSA stumbles forward as he falls flat to the ground, it’s not looking good for the challengers right now as IDOL-GUN have the advantage. Too much and they might come out of the match still your Tag Champions. SOSA is attempting to crawl up to his feet, BUT IT’S MIKU LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTING WITH A KNEE DROP TO THE BACK OF SOSA’S HEAD! SOSA grabbing her head as Miku steps back, AND GOES FOR A ELBOW DROP NOW!
Jake Mercer: But SOSA manages to roll out of the way leaving nobody home for Miku! Miku grabbing her arm in pain as she staggers up, AND IS CAUGHT BY SOSA FROM BEHIND WHO LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTS WITH A BACKSTABBER! Miku launches through the air as now she has to be in a world of hurt. SOSA quickly up to his feet now as he climbs up to the top rope and braces himself, AS HE LAUNCHES OFF THE TOP ROPE AND GOES FOR A SOSA BOMB! SWANTON BOMB! WILL IT CONNECT?!
Stew-O: BUT MIKU GETS THE KNEES UP BARELY SAVING HERSELF! SOSA shoots up into the air as he’s dazed but he’s not down just yet, keeping his feet planted to the ground. AS MIKU RUNS FORWARD AND COMPLETELY TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK! SOSA is taken down to the mat as Miku grabs him and sends him into an Irish whip towards her corner. Going for the tag to her partner right here!
Flannery McCoy: AS HIKARI IS TAGGED IN! Both Hikari and Miku are setting SOSA up now! AS THEY CONNECT WITH ONLYENDS! ONLYENDS CONNECTS! INVERTED HAMMERLOCK LIFT INTO A DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER CONNECTS AS HIKARI HOOKS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT! COULD THIS BE THE END?! COULD IDOL-GUN RETAIN THEIR TITLES RIGHT HERE?!
Jake Mercer: CHRIS LAUNCHES OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH AIMIN’ FOR THE MOON TO BREAK UP THE PIN ATTEMPT! RIGHT ONTO THE BACK OF HIKARI AS HE SAVES HIS TAG PARTNER! Chris grabbing SOSA’s arm and dragging him towards his corner as he makes his way onto the apron looking to tag himself in!
Stew-O: AND CHRIS TAGS HIMSELF IN! Chris entering into the ring as he takes advantage of a knocked out Hikari and rolls her onto her back, GOING FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT! COULD CHRIS HAVE MANAGED TO TURN THE TABLES FOR HIS TEAM AND FIND HIMSELF WITH UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD?!
Flannery McCoy: BUT MIKU BREAKS UP THE PIN ATTEMPT JUST IN TIME! THIS MATCH CONTINUES!
Jake Mercer: You can see the frustration beginning to build on the face of Chris Elite as he expected to be able to finish this match off right here! Chris is pulling himself up to his feet as he turns around and waits for Hikari to do the same thing. Hikari slowly propping herself up to a knee unable to do much else for the time being as she takes a moment to catch her breath and get back into the match. BUT CHRIS ISN’T WAITING AS HE GRABS HER AND GOES FOR BROOKLYN HIGH! SPANISH FLY ATTEMPT!
Stew-O: But Hikari sending elbows towards the side of Chris’s head as she’s making sure that doesn’t happen! Chris is forced to let go of his hold on her as he stumbles backwards, he isn’t giving up just yet as he runs towards her! BUT IT’S HIKARI WITH A THRUST KICK TAKING CHRIS DOWN TO THE MAT! Chris in a world of hurt but is still making an attempt to get up to his feet. BUT NOT BEFORE HIKARI RUNS TOWARDS HIM AND GOES FOR A RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO ONCE AGAIN TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND!
Flannery McCoy: BUT CHRIS AS HIKARI RUNS FORWARD GRABS HER BY HER ARM AND TAKES HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH AN ARM DRAG! Hikari is taken down to the ground grabbing her arm in pain, as Chris continues to repeatedly stomp down onto her arm in an attempt to keep her down on the mat! Hikari shoving his boot away as she pulls herself up to a seated position. BUT CHRIS LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND CRUSHES HIKARI WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO HER CHEST!
Jake Mercer: Hikari rolling out onto the apron, BUT CHRIS RUNS FORWARD AS HE GRABS HER AND THROWS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE AND BACK INTO THE RING! Hikari grabbing her back in pain as she stumbles up to her feet and runs towards Chris! BUT CHRIS OUT OF NOWHERE THOUGH GOING FOR BOX OFFICE SMASH! SUPERKICK ATTEMPT COULD FACTOR INTO THE DECISION OF THIS MATCH!
Stew-O: BUT HIKARI MANAGES TO DUCK THE SUPERKICK AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A CHOP BLOCK FROM BEHIND TO CHRIS TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! Chris grabbing the back of his kneecap as he stumbles up, as Hikari comes from behind and grabs him! AS SHE LIFTS HIM UP GOING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX! But Chris lands on his feet! Chris waiting for Hikari to turn around, AS HE CONNECTS WITH HEAD SHOT! PELE KICK TO THE SKULL OF HIKARI TAKES HER DOWN TO THE MAT!
Flannery McCoy: Hikari is down as Chris is making his way onto the apron, climbing up the turnbuckles and to the top rope as I think we know what he could be going for right here! Hikari is down and that might be just enough time for Chris to capitalize on the situation! AS HE LAUNCHES OFF THE TOP ROPE AND GOES FOR ANOTHER AIMIN’ FOR THE MOON! SPIRAL TAP ATTEMPT INCOMING!
Jake Mercer: BUT HIKARI JUST IN TIME GETTING UP TO HER FEET AS SHE GRABS CHRIS AND LAUNCHES HIM OFF THE TOP ROPE AND DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Chris grabbing his back in pain as he slowly pulls himself up to his feet before Hikari can do anything else. BUT IT’S TOO LATE AS HIKARI GRABS HIM AND GOES FOR BRIGHTSTAR! HIGH ANGLE URANAGE SLAM!
Stew-O: CHRIS SLIPS OUT OF IT THOUGH AS HE ROLLS BACK AND CONNECTS WITH OPEN YA MATA! HE LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND TAKES HIKARI DOWN WITH THE JUMPING KNEE STRIKE AS THIS IS THE ADVANTAGE THAT HE NEEDED TO GET BACK INTO THIS MATCH NOW! Chris isn’t going for the pin though as he seems to be taking a quick glance at SOSA who is catching his breath on the apron.
(Chris turns to ringside and points at both Xavier and Harlow who look to be minding their business watching the match)
Chris Elite: (Off-Mic) You want to see the Unified Tag Team Champions in action? Well you better get used to us as Champions once we smack the shit out of these two bozos.
(Xavier and Harlow collectively roll their eyes)
Flannery McCoy: Chris making his way towards the center of the ring as he grabs Hikari and holds her up, I think both of them are setting up for the finish right here! SOSA entering into the ring despite not being tagged in seeing exactly what Chris is looking for, AS HE RUNS FORWARD GOING FOR A SPEAR TO HIKARI TO TAKE HER DOWN TO THE MAT WHILE CHRIS HOLDS HER UP! THIS COULD BE WHAT IT TAKES TO SECURE THE VICTORY!
Jake Mercer: WAIT! WAIT! HIKARI MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AS SOSA SPEARS CHRIS INSTEAD! SOSA is sitting up in realization now as he looks shocked, BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE MUCH TIME TO THINK AS MIKU THROWS HIM OUT OF THE RING! BEFORE FOLLOWING UP TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT GOING THROUGH THE ROPES WITH A SUICIDE DIVE!
Stew-O: Chris is beginning to stir as he definitely didn’t expect that to happen. But look at his face, he looks absolutely pissed! BUT HIKARI ISN’T GOING TO LET HIM PROCESS IT FOR LONG! AS SHE GRABS HIM AND DROPS HIM DOWN INTO ALLELUIA! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB CONNECTS AS CHRIS IS KNOCKED OUT COLD! HIKARI ROLLING CHRIS ONTO HIS BACK AND HOOKING THE LEG! COULD IDOL-GUN RETAIN THEIR TITLES RIGHT HERE?!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘The Day’ plays up to a mixed reaction as Hikari Kanno drags herself up to a knee with a smirk on her face. She has her hands on her hips as Miku Sakai runs towards her and leaps into her arms. Both of them pull themselves up to their feet as the ref makes his way over and hands both of them the Unified Tag Team Championship. The ref then proceeds to raise both of their hands in the air before letting them continue their celebration of their title defense)
Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen here is are your winners… AND STILL YOUR UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!! IDOL-GUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Flannery McCoy: What a match that we were able to witness tonight for our main event! All four of the competitors in this match laid it all on the line to make sure they could be crowned your Tag Champions in the end.
Stew-O: And it was a valiant effort from the two former World Champions but it just wasn’t their night today. Miscommunication allowed for IDOL-GUN to take the opportunity and retain tonight and I’m sure that’s all they wanted! Congratulations to IDOL-GUN!
Jake Mercer: :lupe: Have you forgotten about Xavier and Harlow?
Flannery McCoy: Of course not. They seem to have zero fear on either of their faces and their sights set as well. But one things for certain it’s the fact that they have their work cut out for them whenever they decide to go after the gold.
(IDOL-GUN lean against the ropes as they both look at Xavier and Harlow at ringside. Xavier and Harlow look at one another before they nod their heads slowly, looking somewhat impressed at IDOL-GUN’s performance tonight as the last shot seen is them raising their titles high in the air before Dynasty fades out to commercial break)
(A commercial for Spotify featuring Olivia Rodrigo and starring Jake Smith promoting it, fangirl)
(Dynasty fades back in from commercial break and “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell begins to blast across the public address system of World 1 Theater.)
Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen… please welcome the PURE Champion… ADAM LUCAS!!!!
(The virtual fans begin to cheer as the popular Elitist walks onto the stage. Adam Lucas cocks a grin, unstraps the PURE Championship from around his waist, and raises it high in the air. After a moment, he begins to make his way down to the ring.)
Stew-O: It was a hell of a scene last week when Adam Lucas shocked the world and introduced Ronn Bank$ back into the fold. As one of EAW’s founding fathers, Ronn’s legacy goes without saying. The man has seen it all and done it all, and as we found out last week, he’s back for more!
Flannery McCoy: He sure is! Ronn Bank$ was voted back onto the Board of Directors and that information didn’t go over well with Mr. DEDEDE last week. It’s not that often we see the Chairman caught off guard, and I don’t think any of us will really forget the look on his face.
Jake Mercer: Am I the only person who thinks it’s a little dirty that the board went behind Mr. DEDEDE’s back and voted in the man he had ousted back at Pain for Pride 12? Theron Nikolas won that match fair and square, thus ending Ronn Bank$’ time here in EAW, and for him to be back is an outrage. I’ve had a week to think about this and it just really doesn’t seem fair at all.
Flannery McCoy: :mjlol: In what world did Theron win that match fairly??
Stew-O: You’re kidding, right Jake? Mr. DEDEDE should have been retired after losing to Ronn back at Pain 4 Pride but look where we are right now.
Jake Mercer: And thank Gawd for that, literally and figuratively. This company would have fucking tanked years ago if Mr. DEDEDE hadn’t been at the helm.
Flannery McCoy: Honestly, there’s a lot we could speculate on, but right now it looks like our PURE Champion, Adam Lucas has something to say.
(Indeed he does, because Stephie has passed Adam the microphone and taken her leave from the ring. The champ stands alone, appreciative of the reaction he is receiving from the virtual crowd.)
Adam Lucas: :wow: Pretty soon we’ll be back on the road and I can’t wait to thank you guys in person for all the support you’ve given me, especially recently.
(This obviously draws a huge pop from the crowd, and continues to further cement Adam Lucas as one of EAW’s fastest rising stars.)
Adam Lucas: The announcement that we would return to a live crowd is probably the only thing Mr. DEDEDE has gotten right all season. Let’s face it, if Season 14 has proven anything, it’s that Father Time has finally caught up with the ‘ThE gAwD’, and he’s not the athlete he used to be. That being said, when it comes to the mental aspect of this sport and screwing with people and their emotions, perhaps DEDEDE is better than ever. I guess in some ways, he’s had to compensate for his lack of physicality, but I can almost guarantee you that he never expected someone like me to pull the wool over his eyes. Can’t lie, the look on DEDEDE’s face when Ronn’s music hit and he walked out last week is something that I’ll never forget. The moment was surreal, and yeah, it was pretty satisfying to cost DEDEDE a victory against one of his most hated rivals. Maybe that’s a little petty, but I don’t care.
(Adam grins and shrugs his shoulders. He’s still riding high from last week and having orchestrated a pretty surreal and historic moment. The look on Mr. DEDEDE’s face had definitely been priceless. Adam was pleased with himself and rightfully so.)
Adam Lucas: I know that I shocked the world last week when I brought Ronn out. Believe me, I was going for the shock value moment that people wouldn’t forget, especially the man who’s decided to step up and challenge me for my PURE Championship come Pain for Pride. I wanted to send a message to DEDEDE, and it was a rather simple one at that. I wanted him to know that I’m not a pushover. I was always weary of him and I really wasn’t surprised when he snapped on me back at Grand Rampage. I should have seen it coming, even after I had a conversation with Ronn prior to my championship defense against Maxwell at Grand Rampage. I saw him walking down the hallway and I really couldn’t help but stop him, introduce myself, and say hello. We chatted for a bit and Ronn brought up my match and asked if I was ready. Obviously, I told him yes, but he wanted to expand on that and make sure I was ready for absolutely EVERYTHING that could possibly happen. It dawned on me what he was getting at, seeing as how Ronn is someone who’s trusted DEDEDE in the past and has been stabbed in the back by him. He gave some advice, and I was flattered by the interest he took in the match. It isn’t every day someone of that stature takes his time to chat with you and express concern over whether or not you know what you’re really getting into. Ronn and I exchanged numbers, and we both went our separate ways. Clearly, you guys know the rest of the story. You live and you learn, and now DEDEDE’s found himself someone who is young, hungry, and has absolutely no fear. I came to EAW to make a name for myself and start building my own legacy, and that means sometimes I have to fight fire with fire. I’m no one’s puppet, and there’s no strings for DEDEDE to yank on. He’s so incredibly skilled at controlling the situation and making sure his status and power get him whatever he wants, but it won’t get him the PURE Championship, that’s for damn sure. I’ll never be manipulated or controlled by that man. He really doesn’t have everyone under his thumb like he thinks. His own Board of Directors doesn’t even agree with him half the time, and I’m sure by now, DEDEDE has taken that hint. :mjgrin: It was a no-brainer for me to come out last week and officially introduce Ronn back into the fold and give him an opportunity to get his own personal revenge on DEDEDE. We all cheered seeing Cameron Ella Ava pin the man who nearly ended her career. :wow:
(Adam pauses, and as if on cue, “Shock the World” by Lloyd Banks [no dollar sign, :wow:] begins to kick up across the PA system. The virtual fans go crazy as Bank$ steps on the stage.)
Adam Lucas: I really don’t think this man needs any introduction.
Flannery McCoy: Adam Lucas just hit the nail on the head, guys. Ronn Bank$ definitely doesn’t need any introduction. Founding father. Pain for Pride headliner. Multiple-time champion. Hall of Famer. This man has seen it all and done it all, and now that he’s back here and working with Elite Answers Wrestling, things are only going to get better.
Jake Mercer: Would you stop being such a mark? If the man needed no introduction, then why run down his list of accomplishments? 🙄 Quite frankly, I think this place is asking for trouble by reinstating Bank$ to the Board of Directors. Nothing good will come from this, mark my words.
Flannery McCoy: It’s a good thing we rarely pay your words any attention.
Stew-O: Either way you slice it, things have certainly gotten more interesting. It’s very rare that we see another competitor hit someone like Mr. DEDEDE with the element of surprise, but Adam Lucas has managed to do just that. Ronn Bank$’ return at Grand Rampage was a welcomed surprise, and it seems to already be paying off… for Adam Lucas at least :mjgrin:
(Bank$ is in the ring now, having grabbed a spare microphone from the time keeper’s desk. He takes a moment to survey World 1 Theatre, EAW’s home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and just shakes his head at the wonder of it. Eventually his music fades out, and he raises the microphone up, clearly having something to say.)
Ronn Bank$: Come on now, Adam, you could have given me SOME kind of introduction. :troll:
Adam Lucas: :wow:
Ronn Bank$: All jokes aside, it feels good to be back. Believe it or not, I did miss this place, and I’ve definitely kept myself educated on the product the last couple of years. My ending here was bittersweet, and I would be lying if I tried to tell you guys that I haven’t thought about the way my in-ring career ended several times since that fateful day. DEDEDE did me dirty, but what else is new? Everyone he crosses paths with needs to learn to sleep with one eye open. I’ve known the man for more than a decade, and he’s a snake, and it really doesn’t surprise me to see him try and use someone like Adam Lucas for his own personal gain. It’s been the same thing, over and over again for years, but at some point, it has to stop. My time in the ring is over. Let me make that clear. I’m not back to settle any scores, fight anyone, or even make Adam’s beef with DEDEDE about me. I’m here to make sure things don’t get out of hand and to keep things balanced. Even now, DEDEDE remains the same selfish, narcissistic asshole he’s always been. He’s always willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead and to hell with anyone else. He’s never had an issue with stepping on others to get what he wants, and since he’s seemingly become fixated on the PURE Championship, he’s decided to sacrifice Adam, which really isn’t something that settles well with me. Adam Lucas is far too talented to end up as collateral damage in all of this, and I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen.
(“Value” by A$AP Ferg hits.)
Jake Mercer: And here we fucking go!
(The virtual crowd has come unglued for Mr. DEDEDE, who looks less than thrilled to be walking out onto the stage right now. Adam Lucas and Ronn Bank$ exchange looks with one another. Both men had expected this, because DEDEDE has never been the type to keep quiet for long.)
Stew-O: Here comes Mr. DEDEDE and he is making his way to the ring with a purpose. You know that losing to Cameron Ella Ava in the fashion he did last week has got to sting, and he can’t be thrilled with knowing his own Board of Directors went behind his back to reinstate the man he thought he got rid of for good back at the Pain for Pride Festival a few years ago.
Flannery McCoy: Absolutely, Stew-O. Sources say that Mr. DEDEDE has been stewing all week and waiting for this moment. I’m sure he will hold nothing back here tonight.
(Mr. DEDEDE has definitely come prepared. He rips a microphone from the back pocket of his black jeans and slowly lets out a chuckle. He looks at Adam, then at Ronn, then back at Adam and shakes his head in disgust.)
Mr. DEDEDE: Good thing I followed my gut and showed you your place back at Grand Rampage, Adam. I could have very well invested my time and energy into you, and helped push you to the forefront of this business, but there was always something holding me back that kept me from pulling the trigger on you. Looks are deceiving, which is why I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt. You look dumb as hell, but I was hoping that your less than desirable appearance would prove you to be more than just a common man. Clearly, my intuition was right about you, and I followed my head instead of my heart. You got what you deserved then, and your actions now are showing me that I’m going to be more than justified with what I unleash on you come Pain for Pride. As for you…
(Mr. DEDEDE directs his attention at Ronn.)
Mr. DEDEDE: I don’t really understand what purpose you serve in all of this other than to try and make this situation about you. You can try and spin this whole thing however you wish, but you should know by now that I’m not easily fooled. The board bringing you back serves no other purpose besides a nostalgic one because at the end of the day, I’m still the Chairman of Elite Answers Wrestling. Majority vote be damned, you’re still under me and you’re still going to be forced to look up at The Gawd, who will forever reside in his ivory tower, lording over the rest of you. I understand that you have a bit of an issue with the way things ended for you here, but that’s business, Ronn. I don’t give a damn if you were the one who created EAW because what people know and recognize is that I’m the face of the company, the Chairman, and the one who turned this place into the juggernaut it is today. They see EAW as the empire I built, and nothing more or less than that. You will never stand above me, be it position in life or board hierarchy.
Ronn Bank$: :mjgrin: I’m definitely not here to take your spot as the Chairman. You can have it. The only purpose I have in EAW right now is to keep you from completely killing it thanks to all the shitty business ventures you pump millions of dollars into, and to also show you that you will never kill me or my legacy. I did create this company, and you’ve been mooching off my sloppy seconds for years now.
(DEDEDE rolls his eyes to the back of his head.)
Mr. DEDEDE: Cool. So again, if this isn’t about you, what business do you have with Adam other than giving him shitty advice that clearly isn’t going to work?
(A thoughtful look crosses Bank$’s face, and he stares directly at his former rival.)
Ronn Bank$: You know, it’s been a decade since we headlined Pain 4 Pride, an industry-altering event that directly and indirectly impacted the trajectory of many things for years to come. It was the start of so many things that you enabled, like the shitty unauthorized curtain call at the end of the match that everyone romanticized until you had a falling out with you know who. Funny how all of that worked out, now isn’t it? And really, you have no one to blame for any of that but yourself. You allowed toxicity to seep into this company and destroy the very foundation that EAW was built on, and it was sickening and disheartening to stand back and watch all of that unfold. You sat in your Ivory tower, alright. You sat there and did fucking NOTHING until your hand was forced, and you came to the realization that things had gotten out of hand and the walls were closing in around you. I think about this often, and no matter how many scenarios I go over in my head, I always come back to the one thing that would have stopped all of this from happening.
Mr. DEDEDE: And what’s that?
Ronn Bank$: You staying retired like you should have done in the first place. I ended your career at Pain 4 Pride, and like the piece of shit you are, you found a loophole to return. I beat you decisively, and you got back in anyway, so really, it’s only fair that I’m here now after getting legitimately screwed over by your flop of a group. I’m tired of sitting back and watching you clip the wings of several up and comers. This shit has gone on for a decade with the same damn wash, rinse, and repeat cycle. You continue to steal the thunder of the new talent, and ruin their careers just for the sake of keeping your own afloat, and you’re done doing it.
Mr. DEDEDE: So Adam Lucas is the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back huh?
(Mr. DEDEDE turns to his Pain for Pride opponent and can’t help but mock him.)
Mr. DEDEDE: Ohmagawd, your power 🤤🤤🤤
Adam Lucas: 🙄🙄
Ronn Bank$: You can make light of the situation all you want, but when Adam ends up having the last laugh at Pain for Pride, not even your darling wife will be able to put the smile back on your face. This kid has a lot of promise, and has a bright future in this sport, and I’m not going to let him become another statistic.
Adam Lucas: And more importantly, I’m not going to let it happen. You can save your bullshit, DEDEDE, and spare us all the fuckery and the antics. Leave it at home because none of that means a damn thing to me. The only thing you have to rely on is your talent, or whatever’s left of it, and at Pain for Pride, I’m going to make sure you realize that what’s left of your wrestling ability isn’t good enough and that I was the wrong man to target.
(Mr. DEDEDE just can’t help but be amused at this entire chain of events. He’s shaking his head and laughing, but when his eyes clash with Adam, and then drift towards the PURE Championship that is resting on Adam’s shoulder, the laughter stops.)
Mr. DEDEDE: Cute. This whole situation is completely cute, but both of you are forgetting a few things. Ronn, I kept this company alive while you were gone for a decade to be a stay at home husband and simp, breaking my back and pouring every single amount of energy I had into keeping this place from sinking. We did go through a rough patch and when you came back, you had a massive and quite frankly, unjustified, chip on your shoulder. How in the hell can any moderately sane man fuck off for years and come back angry that the business was being ran by people who didn’t like him is beyond me. But did you stick it out? Did you become the change you wanted to see? No. You tucked your tail between your legs and ran like a bitch straight to REVOLT, a fledgling of a company that you really thought was going to revolutionize this industry. In reality, you needed the star quality of people like Impact and myself, to draw viewers in, because what did you have other than a group of glorified no-name talent? With all due respect to my wife, who has more talent in her pinky finger than most possess period, Kassidy Heart wasn’t nearly the athlete and star she is today thanks to EAW and Gawd’s nurturing. I could say the same thing about Malcolm Jones and Sienna Jade, although the latter ended up being an inconsistent flop once she no longer had Gawd and the Freeweight Championship to love 🤷♂️. I absorbed REVOLT, kept everyone worth keeping, and then I effectively removed you from the picture, you bitter fucking malcontent. I have owned this industry for years, and that’s not going to change any time soon. I’ve been playing chess since the moment I was almost forced to retire and now that your back, Ronn, I have all the incentive I need to continue making moves.
(DEDEDE rakes an erratic hand through his glorious blonde hair and flashes a sinister smile at the PURE Champion. After all, what this really boils down to is Mr. DEDEDE’s desire to get his hands on the PURE Championship, and Adam’s need to defend that belt proudly at Pain for Pride.)
Mr. DEDEDE: As far as you go, I’m going to leave you with some food for thought. That championship that you proudly carrying around has a long history of disgraced champions, and a handful of them still walk these halls; Ms. Extreme, Jake Smith, that fat pig slut Harlow, Limmy Monaghan, Dray Fontana… you get my drift? You aren’t the first flop to hold that championship, but I promise you this, at Pain for Pride, you’re going to be the last.
(Mr. DEDEDE lowers his microphone as “Value” begins to play once again. Instead of exchanging words with Bank$ or Adam, Mr. DEDEDE simply gets out of the ring and begins to make his way to the back. The announce team of Stew-O, Jake, and Flannery are talking and signing off for the night. The camera catches Bank$ and Adam in the ring, leaning against the ropes. They are staring down the ramp at DEDEDE, who is now on the stage. The final shot of the night is of Mr. DEDEDE as Dynasty fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)