(Very slowly, the picture brightens before the viewer is treated to a gorgeous view of both the Rose Bowl and Pasadena, California as a whole.)
Sometimes, venues speak for themselves. Since 1923, this grand old stadium has been a venue of excellence. Soccer, College and Professional American Football, Musical performances for the ages. This venue has seen it all.
[The scene shifts to a small museum within the stadium, documenting all the moments of excellence. From the 1994 World Cup, a picture of the United States celebrating a shocking win over Columbia is hung on the wall.]
The venue has seen the absolute impossible. David slaying Goliath.
[Another picture, from later in that same tournament, shows Brazil celebrating their championship in front of thousands of adoring fans.]
It has seen the beautiful game at its most dramatic.
[Another picture shows Vince Young, confetti raining down, in his University of Texas football gear after their triumph to win the National Championship.]
It’s a venue that has been home to iconic performances.
[Another picture shows the United States women’s soccer team holding the World Cup trophy after their victory in 1999.]
This venue has laid the foundation for revolutions in the sports world many times before….but what now?
[The picture returns to the stadium at night, the lights bright as construction crews quietly assemble the ring, stage and other equipment for Grand Rampage, the stadium silent other than those working on the building.]
The landscape of EAW has changed so much in so little time. Injuries have claimed the reigns of two of EAW’s World Champions. The Gold Rush tournament has taken twists and turns. And the Grand Rampage will have stakes higher than ever in the history of Elite Answers Wrestling. One thing is certain: the world of wrestling will change forever on this day.
[Dawn. The sunrise is shown from the view one would have if they were standing in the ring inside the Rose Bowl, the bright sun rising slowly into the heavens. April Song and Consuela Rose Ava are shown sitting in their respective locker rooms, gearing up for their match. In Flannery McCoy’s office, the currently vacant EAW Women’s World Championship sits on her desk, encased in a glass and mahogany display case.]
The winds of change have hit Empire like a hurricane hellbent on destruction. It’s once-proud champion forced to abdicate her throne atop Empire after a brutal assault and now her top contender, the Professional, finds an old nemesis lying in wait to challenge for the Women’s Championship of the world. Two rivals meet yet again to settle an old score for the richest prize on the Empire brand.
[Megan Raine is shown warming up, the Specialists Championship proudly fastened around her waist, before panning off to separate shots of the likes of Chelsea Crowe, Jael Arcana-Rosario, Daisy Thrash, Azumi Goto and Stephanie Matsuda all doing the same, Matsuda’s Iconic Cup trophy in the background of her locker room.]
One Champion must face all comers in the ultimate test: the Specialist Rampage. Can a rising star fend off the challenge of all her challengers, or will the championship come under new ownership in the Rampage once again?
[Another split screen shows Jon McAdams calmly putting on his ring gear as Cody Marshall forages around the Rose Bowl grounds, looking for anything to use as a weapon.]
The Hardcore King must defend his crown against a hulk of a man, bent on taking the title from him and staking his claim in the competitive and dangerous Hardcore Division. The match that embodies the danger and spirit of EAW’s past while managing to give just a glimpse of its possible future.
[Moongoose McQueen sits in a chair with the Interwire Championship draped over his shoulder, relaxed and content as The Boys give him a massage and pedicure respectively. Ahren, on the other hand is pacing in his locker room, a determined scowl on his face.]
One of EAW’s most unexpected champions of recent memory now faces his most dangerous challenger to date. A man that believes that the Interwire Championship has been disgraced and desires to return it to what he feels is it’s rightful glory.
[Cameron Ella Ava is shown checking in on her sister, the Openweight Championship and Unified Tag Team Championship belt she owns on either shoulder while Sydney St. Clair is shown holding up a shirt. Her eyes are full of determination as the viewer is able to read what the shirt says. “Fight for your Dreams”]
The Dream Chaser has her greatest opportunity at hand. But standing in her way is one of the greatest competitors in the history of EAW, a legend, a Hall of Famer, the current EAW Openweight Champion: Cameron Ella Ava.
[Darkane is shown sulking about in a hidden, dark part of the stadium as Scott Oasis is shown on a split screen, warming up by punching a heavy bag.]
Two men have paved their own way to the finals of one of the most prestigious tournaments in EAW: the Gold Rush tournament. This time, the stakes couldn’t be higher for two capable, dangerous men. The winner will move on to Pain for Pride itself to challenge for the Answers World Championship.
[Chris Elite is shown preparing for his match, a pair of headphones on as he stretches out, focusing on the task at hand, his EAW World Heavyweight Championship match draped over a chair near his locker. In another room Finnegan Wakefield is shown quietly reading a book, dressed in his ring gear and fully prepared for battle.]
One of the most unlikely of Champions faces the most unlikely of challengers. The New Heavyweight Champion of the World makes his first defense against a relentless new challenger to the scene, a man determined to prove that his time as New Breed Champion had prepared him for this moment.
[Heart Break Gal is shown holding her EAW Championship in her hands, as if quietly reflecting upon her achievement. After the screen slowly fades, Devan Dubian, Rex McAllister and Diamond Cage are all shown in separate locker rooms, taping their wrists or putting on their boots in preparation for their match.]
On of the most historic reigns in EAW history is now in serious jeopardy. Two of the all-time greats, every hungry for more accolades and honors have arrived to take what is Hers. Also here, a man looking to finally claim the world title that thus far has evaded him.
All of these matches are important. Each one has a chance to reshape the future of Elite Answers Wrestling in its own way. But one match, one EAW staple, could not only reshape the future of EAW, but rock what we know of the present to its very core.
[The opening drums to “Pray For Me” by Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd plays, with The Weeknd’s lyrics being heard between the words of each of the known participants of the Grand Rampage match as they begin to appear on their screen. Only their faces visible in a dimly lit room.]
DEDEDE: The Rampage is once again upon us.
Daryl Kincade: Newcomers arrive wide-eyed, dreams of future glory flashing though their minds.
Theron Nikolas: Kings arrive to assert their claim to immortality.
Shane Gates: We only get a handful of these opportunities in our lives.
Nathan Fiora: A small number of chances to distinguish the excellence of the New Breed.
Amari Steele: In this squared circle, history is made.
Assad Johnson: Legends begin here.
Nobi: Heroes triumph here.
Keelan: Tradition tells the story of what we represent.
Lars Grier: And those that forged the legacy we swear to uphold.
Mstislav: When you make your way out to the ring, over 100,000 people watch your every move.
The Revenant: How you respond to this tremendous pressure defines you…
Ryan Wilson: Moments like this show your toughness….
Maddox Ayres: Your Determination..
Shaker Jones: Your Pride…..
Arselx: For one of the most prestigious honors in wrestling.
Woogieman: For the right to be called World Champion.
Sam Steele: There are thirty men…
Mike Shaw: ….but only one will triumph.
Ryan Wilson: The time has come.
Nico Borg: My time….
Carlos Rosso: MY TIME……
Jamie O’Hara: My time….is now.
For thirty men, the Answers World Championship beckons. But today…only one will heed the call. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the 2018 Grand Rampage.
(One final shot of the Answers World Championship, held in a glass case outside the Rose Bowl stadium, is shown before the screen fades to black.)
( The opening riffs to “Killers” by Lupe Fiasco can be heard )
Narrator: AND NOW…
( The riffs continue, and the Grand Rampage 2018 graphic artwork shows up on the screen. )
Narrator: ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING AND COORS LIGHT PROUDLY PRESENT TO YOU THE 11TH ANNUAL … GRAND RAMPAGE!!!!!
( “Killers” by Lupe Fiasco hits in full effect, and we cut to the Rose Bowl as pyro fires off from the massive Grand Rampage stage, as well as the tops of the stadium bowl itself while the fans cheer wildly in excitement. )
Stew: IT IS THE EVENT THAT SETS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE ROAD TO PAIN FOR PRIDE, IT IS ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED FPVS OF THE ENTIRE EAW SEASON, AND FOR THE 11TH TIME ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING PRESENTS: GRAND RAMPAGE!!!!!! GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYBODY AND WELCOME TO THE ROSE BOWL IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS DAY OUT – APPROPRIATE WEATHER FOR THE BIGGEST GRAND RAMPAGE OF ALL TIME!
Pierre: Not to mention the biggest Grand Rampage turnout of all time here in the Rose Bowl! More than 88,000 MEMBERS of the EAW Universe have packed this Stadium all the way from the floors to the rafters, looking forward to action from ALL FOUR BRANDS of EAW wrestling! The voice you just heard before me was Stew-O, representing the Dynasty brand with Jake Mercer, I’m here alongside Deadprez, how about the Empire crew?!
Gia Cervantes: We wouldn’t miss it for the world Pierre! Gia Cervantes here alongside SG1; and while we may be a little ways from Hollywood but make no mistake about it, tonight is a BLOCKBUSTER EVENT, with EIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES all set and ready to go for this stacked card – including of course, Kawajai, the earth shattering headline!
Kawajai: No kidding! For the first time ever the Grand Rampage match is being contested for the vacated EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – truly making this the most high stakes Grand Rampage in the HISTORY of Elite Answers Wrestling! Kawajai here alongside Nick Angel to represent Voltage! It’s so good to finally be here for such a magnificent event, and we’re gonna get this easy breezy sunny Saturday afternoon going the right way with some action on the yellow brand – and kick things off with the first of eight title matches RIGHT NOW!
( The camera cuts to the ring where Rebecca Sawyer is standing by with a mic in hand. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Rebecca Sawyer: This match is scheduled for ONE FALL and it is for the EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first…
( “Don’t Be Nice” by Watsky blasts through the speakers and the entire crowd simultaneously boos in unison. Ahren Fournier steps out onto the stage and then makes his way to the ring, unfazed by the entire crowd and their hate towards him. He slides into the ring with a determined look. )
Rebecca Sawyer: The challenger… From Pawtucket, Rhode Island… Weighing in at two hundred and ten pounds… “The Virus”… AHHREEENNNNN FOURRNNIIEERRRRR!!!!
Kawajai: After Ahren’s match with El Ironico last week, Moongoose McQueen came out to inform him that he wasn’t going to lose his Title and talked about what he’s accomplished. It didn’t faze Ahren and he made a motion around his waist like he had the Title. Ahren’s confidence is at an all time high and I believe he’s been proving himself to be a worthy challenger!
Nick Angel: Moongoose definitely has his work cut out for him, but as the Champion you have to realize he will defend that until he just physically can’t anymore. Ahren is gonna have to pry it from his dead fingers!
( “Don’t Be Nice” fades out as “Ready to Die/Party Party Party Remix” by Andrew W.K. blasts through the speakers. Moongoose McQueen steps out onto the stage in a flamboyant coat and the EAW Interwire worn around his waist. The fans rise to their feet in cheers. He stands still as a fan starts blowing on him. He flips his hair back and then makes his way to the ring with a big smirk on his face. )
Rebecca Sawyer: The Champion… From Austin, Texas… Weighing in at two hundred and twenty-four pounds… He is the EAW Interwire Champion… “The Disaster Artist”… MOOONNNNGOOOSEEEE MCQQUUUEEENNNNNN!!!!
Kawajai: A veteran competitor, but a very unique one. He’s here to not only defend his Title, but prove that he’s not a joke Champion. He has the talent and the experience. He has the Championship. Can he outlast Ahren Fournier and continue his reign?
( Moongoose climbs the steps and then through the ropes. He slowly takes his belt off and raises it up high in the air with the crowd still cheering. He hands the Title to the ref, slowly takes off his coat, then hands that to the ref also. The ref passes the coat to the outside and then holds up the EAW Interwire Championship high before handing it to Rebecca Sawyer on the outside. He signals for the bell. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Kawajai: Interwire Championship is on the line. Moongoose McQueen. Ahren Fournier. LET’S GET IT! Ahren hasn’t looked away from Moongoose and he’s just smirking and pacing back and forth. Ahren makes the first motion as he thrusts himself at Moongoose and they both lock up! Moongoose gets Ahren in a headlock, but Ahren lifts Moongoose up for a back suplex! It connects! He immediately rises to his feet, but is met with a forearm smash from Ahren! Getting back to his feet again, Ahren grabs a hold of him by the hair and pushes him into ropes, then whipping him to the opposite side. Moongoose rebounds off the ropes and Ahren is charging right to him! HE GRABS A HOLD OF HIM FOR A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX! MOONGOOSE GRABS A HOLD OF HIM AND CONNECTS THE SUPLEX INSTEAD! Great way to get in this! STANDING MOONSAULT FROM MOONGOOSE! Great combo and now the cover!
Nick Angel: Moongoose is trying to get this one over early and I don’t blame him! He mounts on top of Ahren and starts throwing punches down on Ahren’s face! He’s doing everything he can to block what he can, but Moongoose connects to the jaw on a few of them! As he rise to his feet, he pulls Ahren up with him and then sends him into the corner turnbuckle. Moongoose follows behind and as Ahren collides back first with the turnbuckle, Moongoose connects a clothesline! He holds onto his head and then pulls him back out of the corner with a one-handed bulldog, driving his face right into the mat! Not stopping for anything, he runs for the ropes and charges at Ahren who’s on his knees getting back to his feet! RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO AHREN’S HEAD! NO HE DODGES AND GRABS A HOLD OF MOONGOOSE FOR A ROLL UP!
Kawajai: Both men immediately get back to their feet and the crowd starts to cheer. Moongoose firms a smirk again and right after Ahren seems to voice something.
Ahren (without mic): You won’t have that smirk much longer when I take that Championship from you.
Kawajai: Moongoose immediately loses the smirk and charges at Ahren! Ahren sends him into the ropes and as he’s coming back he bends down! Atomic drop from Moongoose! Ahren has his back towards Moongoose and he gets him in a half nelson… DEVIL GATE DRIVE! THE HALF NELSON LIFTED AND DROPPED INTO A BRIDGING OLYMPIC SLAM! IT CONNECTS! MOONGOOSE IS GOING FOR THE TOP ROPE! He flips his hair back then looks directly down at Ahren Fournier! FOR THE BOYS! HE JUMPS OFF WITH THE FROG SPLASH! AHREN LIFTS HIS KNEES UP AND MOONGOOSE FALLS RIGHT ONTO THEM! He bounces off on his back, clinching his stomach in pain! Ahren is still feeling the effects of the Devil Gate Drive and he’s slowly getting back up. Moongoose is still clinching his stomach after diving right onto Ahren’s knees. Both men are starting to slow down! Ahren is back to his feet and he lifts Moongoose’s body to a sitting position. He then runs to the ropes and charges back at Moongoose… RUNNING SOCCER KICK RIGHT TO THE FACE! NO MOONGOOSE HOLDS ONTO FOOT AND PULLS HIM DOWN FACE-FIRST INTO THE MAT! HE CROSSES HIS LEGS… KILLER MCQUEEN! THE INVERTED CLOVERLEAF IS LOCKED IN! THIS COULD BE IT FOR AHREN!
Nick Angel: I CAN’T BELIEVE HE COUNTERED THAT SOCCER KICK AND NOW HE’S GOT AHREN RIGHT WHERE HE WANTS HIM! Ahren is squirming around and it’s making it hard for Moongoose to get the bodyscissors added onto this! Ahren is inching his way to the ropes! Moongoose jerks him back AND AHREN IS ABLE TO KICK HIM OFF! HOW IN THE HELL! HE USED MOONGOOSE’S MOMENTUM AGAINST HIMSELF! Moongoose holds onto the ropes as he falls back into them. Ahren is crawling to the corner while holding his legs. You can tell he’s in a lot of pain and I’m sure there’s going to be more coming soon! He starts to pull himself up and Moongoose walks right up to him with a fury of punches. Left, right, left, right, left, right and then an elbow smash! Ahren can barely hold himself up right now! Snap suplex from Moongoose sends Ahren done onto the mat and he climbs to the top turnbuckle yet again! He’s getting himself ready for what’s to be another Frog Splash! WAIT AHREN RAPIDLY RISES TO HIS FEET AND RUNS AT MOONGOOSE! HE PUSHES HIM OFF THE TURNBUCKLE TO THE OUTSIDE AND MOONGOOSE GOES FLYING! HIS FACE SLAMS RIGHT ONTO THE BARRICADE AND HE COLLAPSES ONTO THE FLOOR! AHREN USED BRUTE FORCE TO SEND MOONGOOSE THAT FAR AND AHREN LEANS INTO THE ROPES GAINING STAMINA BACK!
Kawajai: Ahren has to know that he can’t win the Title by countout so staying in the ring won’t do anything for him!
Nick Angel: He just broke free from Moongoose’s submission, took a beating, and had to bolt to him to save himself from a Frog Splash. Cut the dude some slack!
Kawajai: Okay… he’s finally standing straight up but he seems to be limping a little bit! He drops down and rolls out of the ring to the outside! Ahren grabs a hold of Moongoose and leans him back over our table! He puts his finger over his mouth and shushes the crowd! The arena goes completely quiet… HE STEPS BACK AND DELIVERS A HARD SIDE KICK RIGHT TO MOONGOOSE’S RIBS! THE SMACK ECHOES THROUGH THE CROWD!
Nick Angel: HE DELIVERS ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER!
Kawajai: AHREN HAS MOONGOOSE IN A POWERBOMB POSITION… DOUBLE UNDERHOOK POWERBOMB ONTO THE TABLE! HOLY HELL MOONGOOSE COUNTERED WITH A FALLING FACEBUSTER RIGHT ONTO THE EDGE OF THE TABLE! MOONGOOSE GOES THROUGH THE TABLE AND AHREN IS RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF IT! BOTH MEN ARE OUT!
Nick Angel: Moongoose is starting to show some motion! Ahren seems to still be out!
Kawajai: Moongoose grabs a hold of Ahren and sends him back into the ring! MOONGOOSE IS GOING FOR THE TOP ROPE! HE’S SLOWLY GETTING UP THERE AND HE’S LOOKING FOR THE FINISH YET AGAIN! AHREN NOTICES AND GETS BACK TO HIS FEET… DOUBLE AXE HANDLE FROM MOONGOOSE! AHREN SLIDES AWAY! MOONGOOSE TURNS AROUND… PROTECT YA NECK! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL! NO MOONGOOSE DUCKS RIGHT BEFORE CONTACT! AHREN TURNS AROUND NOW! SUPERKICK! SUPERKICK! IT CONNECTS! MOONGOOSE JUST CONNECTED THE SUPERKICK AND FALLS RIGHT ON TOP OF HIM RIGHT AFTER AHREN FELL TO THE MAT! THE COVER!
Nick Angel: AHREN KICKED OUT! THIS ISN’T OVER YET! Moongoose is looking pretty irritated as he should be! This is taking everything out of both of these men, especially the Champion! Moongoose takes a second while keeping a close eye on Ahren. He steps back and Ahren gets up to a knee… Moongoose runs directly to him… ENZIGURI! IT CONNECTS! AHREN IS BACK DOWN ON THE MAT AGAIN! Moongoose is going for the top rope for like the tenth time this match! He’s just standing there this time, stalking Ahren as he has his back turned and getting back to his feet.. He turns around… SPACE ODDITY!! THE FLYING CROSS BODY! IT CONNECTS! WAIT AHREN HOLDS ON AND ROLLS HIM AND MOONGOOSE TO HIS FEET… GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB!! WHAT. A. COUNTER! That took a lot out of the challenger as he’s leaning against the rope while clutching his leg! He needs to capitalize now!
Kawajai: HE SEES AN OPPORTUNITY! MOONGOOSE IS ON ALL FOURS… STORYBOOK ENDING! THE CURB STOMP! NO MOONGOOSE PULLS OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME! HE’S GOT AHREN BY THE BOTTOMS AND ROLLS HIM UP!
Kawajai: HE KICKS OUT AT THE LAST SECOND AGAIN! Ahren Fournier will not give up and Moongoose McQueen is giving everything he can right now! Ahren is a fighter, that’s for sure! Moongoose rises to his feet and looks down at Ahren. HE’S STOMPING A MUDHOLE INTO HIS LEGS RIGHT NOW! HE ROLLS AHREN OVER TO HIS BACK AND GRABS HIS LEGS! HE’S LOOKING FOR THE KILLER MCQUEEN AGAIN! AHREN IS FIGHTING BUT MOONGOOSE ISN’T GIVING UP! HE’S STILL TRYING… AHREN IS ABLE TO KICK HIM OFF! Moongoose comes back for him! He bends down to get a hold of Ahren… AHREN KICKS HIM IN THE GUT! MOONGOOSE DOESN’T QUIT AND GRABS A HOLD OF AHREN AND PULLS HIM UP!
Nick Angel: HE SENDS HIM INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLE! AHREN JUMPS UP TO THE TOP ROPE AND MOONGOOSE IS RIGHT BEHIND HIM! HE GOES TO SWEEP HIS LEGS BUT AHREN JUMPS OFF BEHIND HIM! AHREN GRABS A HOLD OF MOONGOOSE WITH A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX FROM BEHIND INCOMING… HE SENDS MOONGOOSE RIGHT INTO THE CORNER WITH THAT SUPLEX! MOONGOOSE LANDS WRONG AND AHREN CLIMBS TO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! He’s looking down at Moongoose right now who’s got his body lifted up slighting while on all fours, trying to recover after that vicious suplex! DAMMIT, DAMMIT, AHREN JUMPS FROM THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE AND CONNECTS THE STORYBOOK ENDING! THE CURB STOMP CONNECTS AND HE GOES FOR THE COVER! COULD THIS BE IT FOR THE CHAMPION??
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Don’t Be Nice” by Watsky takes over all sound in the arena along with a roar of boos from the crowd. Ahren Fournier rises to his feet as the EAW Interwire Championship is handed to him by the referee. )
Rebecca Sawyer: Here is your winner… AND NEW EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION… AHHRREEENNN FOURRNIIERRRRRR!!!!
Kawajai: AHREN FOURNIER HAS DONE IT! HE IS THE NEW EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION! HE HAS BESTED MOONGOOSE HERE TONIGHT!
Nick Angel: HE WAS RIGHT ABOUT NOT BEING WORRIED! AND LOOK… THERE’S NO MORE SMIRK ON MOONGOOSE’S FACE!
Kawajai: This was a fantastic match from both competitors and in a shocking turn of events, Ahren has defeated the Champion! Congratulations, Ahren and great effort Moongoose. You have nothing to be ashamed of!
Nick Angel: That’s right! You put on a hell of a match, but Ahren knew he was the Champion before the bell even rang tonight.
( The camera starts to fade showing Ahren Fournier holding up his newly acquired EAW Interwire Championship. )
( Voltage Presents: FIGHTING SPIRIT 4, LIVE! from the Ryogoku Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan! Witness your favorite EAW Elitists from the Voltage brand do battle in one of the most sacred wrestling venues in the world – live from FPV and on the EAW Network. )
( RECAP – we see Sydney St. Clair earn the right to compete for the Openweight Championship, which leads to Sydney and Cameron Ella Ava meeting for the first time on Empire, with Cam commentating Sydney’s match. At the Showdown Supershow we see Sydney and Cameron have their confrontation which leads to Tarah Nova providing supposed back up for Sydney, only to align with Di Consentes and turn her back against Sydney St. Clair. We get footage of Sydney training for this upcoming title match, vowing to get revenge for the betrayal she went through and promising Cameron that she will become the next EAW Openweight Champion. )
( Cut back to the ring. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Aaron Fitzpatrick: This following contest is set for ONE FALL!!! And is for the EAW OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIOOONSHIPPP!!!!
( “Reach for the Sky” by Social Distortion plays, and Sydney St. Clair walks out to the ring looking around almost in trepidation at the scores of fans watching in the massive stadium – but psyching herself back into a more focused look and making her way down the aisle. )
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing the CHALLENGER… from Kent, England, “THE THRILL SEEKER” SYYYDNEYYYYY ST. CLAIIRRRRRR!!!
Pierre: St. Clair is going into this contest hell bent. Without a doubt this is the biggest stage she has ever competed on, and you can just tell the pressure is going to play a factor here in this match. She’s got a lot to deal with tonight, perhaps a potpourri of emotions to deal with – she’s competing in the Grandest of all Grand Rampages against one of the greatest EAW Elitists in history for a championship that could change her life! She’s also fighting for revenge, seeking payback for the betrayal she was dealt with partially thanks to her opponent. Without question It’s do or die for Sydney St. Clair tonight in Pasadena.
( “ULTRAnumb” (Exterminated Remix) by Blue Stahli hits, and Cameron Ella Ava walks out with a big confident smile while holding up her EAW Openweight Championship. )
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Her opponent, from Los Angeles, California, she is the REIGNING AND DEFENDING EAW OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIOOOONN… “THE GODDESS”, CAMMEEROOOOON ELLLLLLA AVAAAAAAAAA!!!
Deadprez: This is a woman who despite her antics and demeanor is still venerated by many in the EAW Universe, and perhaps rightfully so! This Pasadena crowd is practically giving her a fan favorite ovation – but this is a stage that Cam is just far more used to than most people. In my view however the pressure could very well be just as intense for her as it is for St. Clair.
Pierre: I’m in agreement with you there Deadprez, if Cam wins this bout she will have a guaranteed World Championship match in the midst of PAIN FOR PRIDE SEASON. This is an absolute must-win for Camerona Ella Ava, and I believe she’ll treat it as such!
( Cam hands the Openweight title over to the official, and the ref raises the belt up to the audience before handing it to a ring crew worker. He then calls for the bell. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: AND HERE COMES SYDNEY ST. CLAIR NOT WANTING TO WASTE ANY MORE TIME, BARRELLING ACROSS THE RING AND DELIVERING A SERIES OF FOREARMS TO AN EQUALLY GAME CAMERON ELLA AVA, WHO FIRES BACK WITH FOREARMS OF HER OWN! Cam is backed into the corner, mostly on the defensive and has now been brought to the ground here – kicking away St. Clair with her legs. Ava pulls herself back together – but ST. CLAIR GOES CHARGING AT HER WITH A RUNNING BOOT, SENDING CAM THROUGH THE ROPES AND DOWN TO RINGSIDE! AND SYDNEY ST. CLAIR FOLLOWS IT UP … SHE SOARS …. SHE SCORES —
Pierre: AVA CUTS HER OFF WITH A BIG TIME EUROPEAN UPPERCUT, JUST BEFORE ST. CLAIR CAN FULLY SHOOT HERSELF THROUGH THE ROPES TO LAND THAT SUICIDE DIVE! That’s temporarily stunned St. Clair who falls back into the ring now, and Cameron Ella Ava takes a second to breathe after being rattled by that kick to the face, and now Ava steps back into the ring – just to be caught with a THUNDEROUS shoot kick from a still game Sydney St. Clair! St. Clair follows up with a forearm, followed by an even more ferocious shot, causing Ava to stumble into the middle of the ring… NOW ST. CLAIR LEAPS FOR THE CLASH AT DEMONHEAD!!! SPRINGING ONTO CAMS SHOULDERS LOOKING FOR THE OVER-THE-SHOULDER BACK-TO-BELLY PILEDRIVER!!! Ava manages to pop St. Clair off of her shoulders, and follows up with a roll up from behind… and BRIDGES THE SCHOOL BOY ROLL UP WITH HER BODY, LYING HORIZONTALLY ON SYDNEY’S LEGS WHILE SHE’S STACKED ON HER SHOULDERS!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOO-
Deadprez: Kick out! The two recover relatively quickly – St. Clair rushes at Ava, Ava with the leg trip and lateral press.
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOO-
Deadprez: St. Clair bench presses Cam off of her, kips up to her feet, and SPRINTS BACK OVER TO AVA FOR THE SLING BLADE! NOBODY HOME, AND AS ST. CLAIR LANDS ON HER KEISTER, AVA DELIVERS AN INCREDIBLY WELL TIMED BICYCLE KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!! SHADES OF JAMIE O’HARA, BUT THAT ONE SENT ST. CLAIR HALFWAY ACROSS TO THE RING TO THE APRON! That was a brutal knee shot, and St. Clair is just trying to pull herself up to a seated base using the ropes behind her … CAM WITH ANOTHER RUNNING KNEE ATTACK SENDS ST. CLAIR FLYING OFF THE APRON, AND SMACKING RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! God her face just went BOUNCING off of that protective barricade, and even some of the front row fans in front of her can’t believe how hard she hit the barrier!
Pierre: Ava follows her up, delivering a series of stomps to the body of her opponent much against the discretion of the official. Now Cam is just blatantly stepping on Sydney’s face, using the barricade for support and hits an ELEVATED STOMP RIGHT INTO THE RIBS! You can hear the groans from the challenger after that one very well… Ava pulls St. Clair up, taking her over to the nearest ring stairs, and she BASHES SYDNEY’S FACE INTO THE STEPS -NO SYDNEY STOPS THE IMPACT WITH HER HANDS! ELBOW TO THE CHEST OF CAM! Now St. Clair grabs Cam by the head now and BASHES HER FACE INTO THE APRON SEVERAL TIMES OVER, BEFORE ROLLING HER IN THE RING!
Deadprez: The ref begins his count, but St. Clair drops to a knee clutching her stomach after taking a rough elevated stomp to the midsection. St. Clair paces herself, taking a second to walk around the corner where the steps are and regain her breath – BUT CAM SLIDES BACK OUT OF THE RING AND MEETS SYDNEY RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE RAMP!!!! BAM!!!! KNOCK BITCHES OUT!!!!! BIG TIME FOREARM SMASH, ALMOST CATCHES SYDNEY OFF GUARD! AND NOW CAMERON PULLS SYDNEY ST. CLAIR UP FROM THE MAT AND SENDS HER BACK OVER TO THOSE RING STEPS, SENDING SYDNEY CRASHING HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEPS, LITERALLY BOUNCING OFF OF THEM …. LOOK AT THE FAR AWAY, GLAZED OVER LOOK IN SYDNEY’S EYES. THAT AIN’T GOOD.
( The concerned official exits the ring to check on Sydney St. Clair, and Cameron re-enters the ring to catch her breath. The official at ringside shines a light into Sydney’s eyes, but she’s reacting to stimuli and is grabbing ahold of the refs shirt to use him as support. )
Pierre: The referee certainly suspects what most of us are thinking, possibly a concussion! That was a NASTY head-on collision with the steel steps, after already taking some nasty blows to the head as it is. Let’s take a look at that one more time.
( A replay shows Cameron sending Sydney St. Clair flying head first, with a slow-mo on Sydney’s head bouncing off of the steel steps during the collision. We cut back to the ringside area, where Sydney St. Clair has the glazed over, lost look in her eyes and is using the referee to get back up to her feet. We also see a stream of blood dripping down the side of St. Clair’s face from where she took the head on collision. Cameron looks on from in the ring. )
Deadprez: It looks like there might be some fight left in St. Clair, I don’t know how she’s still moving after that collision! I don’t even think the referee should allow this to continue, she clearly has no idea where she is.
Pierre: It’s the energy of this arena, the pressure she’s put on herself to accomplish her dreams, it’s the only thing keeping her going … and St. Clair drags – and I do mean DRAGS herself back into the ring. BUT ST. CLAIR STUMBLES RIGHT INTO THE ALABAMA SLAM!!! SHE’S HOISTED OFF HER FEET – NO, ST. CLAIR SOMEHOW ROLLS DOWN THE BACK AND BRINGS CAM ONTO HER SHOULDERS FOR THE PIN!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO-
Deadprez: CAM KICKS OUT! Sydney rolls back to her knees, struggles to get to her feet, and CAM TURNS HER INSIDE OUT WITH THE KNOCK BITCHES OUT!!! FEROCIOUS FOREARM BLOW, AND AVA DRAGS SYDNEY BACK UP, SLINGS HER INTO THE ROPES, AND CLEANS HER CLOCK WITH THE GODDESS’ TOUCH!!!! A WICKED AND UTTERLY UNRELENTING SHOT, JUST NOTHING LEFT TO GIVE FROM SYDNEY ST. CLAIR, AND CAM COLLAPSES OVER HER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “ULTRANUMB” comes back up, and Camerona Ella Ava gets her arm raised by the official and has the Openweight Championship handed back to her. )
Aaron Fitzpatrick: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, AND STILL THE EAW OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIOOOON… CAMEROOOOOON ELLAAAAAAAA AVAAAAAAA!!!
Deadprez: CAMERON ELLA AVA HAS CLINCHED HER OPPORTUNITY AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD, MAKING RELATIVELY QUICK WORK OF HER OPPONENT HERE IN THE ROSE BOWL!
Pierre: All the respect in the world goes out to Sydney St. Clair. To continue going after taking such a nasty blow to the head, I don’t think anyone can question her heart after what we saw.
Deadprez: We can respect the losers after we finish heralding the winners, Pierre! Cameron Ella Ava picked her spots incredibly wisely, whereas St. Clair came in with a head full of steam, and she paid dearly for that! I understand the emotions, the frustration, the hunger, the desire, I’ve been there before – but when you’re competing with arguably the greatest of all time, you WILL pay dearly for any amateur mistakes!
( Ava holds up her Openweight Championship, looking down at Sydney who is being tended to by the referee. She then exits the ring, looking into the camera and pointing at the Pain for Pride sign saying “this title here is going to take me there.” )
Pierre: And you heard the champ. She could very well be right about that, Cam as you said Deadprez has no guaranteed herself a World Championship match by retaining the Openweight Championship tonight for – presumably – the final time. The future certainly looks bright for this young woman.
( The first official Pain for Pride teaser commercial plays, featuring the song “The Moment” by Tame Impala. Pain for Pride: Festival hosted by EDC will be LIVE! June 21st – June 24th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway! Tickets for days 2 and 3 are still available at select venues & sweepstakes, check your local listings to order! )
( We see a slideshow of the local anticipation for this year’s Grand Rampage, with a jazz marching parade playing some of the theme songs of EAW Elitists, restaurants presenting Grand Rampage/EAW theme-nights, and local press both in the paper as well as the news TV stations covering the upcoming Grand Rampage event to capture the excitement from the surrounding community. )
( Cut back to the Rose Bowl, where Stephie Love is standing center in the ring. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stephie Love: The following match is scheduled for one fall, and is for the EAWWWW HARDCOORE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
( “California Love” by 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre, and Cody Marshall strolls out wearing shades and a police cap, rocking his usual ring gear and embracing a big ovation from the fans. He has the red carpet rolled down some of the ramp, and makes his way down to the ring. )
Stephie Love: Introducing the challenger, now residing in Hollywood, California… He weighs in tonight at 305 pounds… HE IS THE STAR OF BAD COPS… COOOODDDDYYYYYYY “A-LIST” MARSHALLLLLLL!!!!
Stew: We at Elite Answers Wrestling just want to thank Coors Light for being the proud sponsor and partner for tonight’s 11TH ANNUAL Grand Rampage FPV event! As Cody Marshall makes his way down to the ring, we are again live tonight here in the Rose Bowl from beautiful Pasadena, California, and are being broadcast in over 200 countries as we speak from the EAW Network!
Mercer: Cody Marshall could bring some serious prestige to the Hardcore Championship if an A-Lister such as himself managed to nab the victory tonight in front of such a massive audience. Not to mention he’s practically in his hometown!
Stew: We’re a bit a ways away from Hollywood, Jake… not to mention I think you have to be born somewhere to have it as your hometown. But I digress.
( “Faust” by Silent Armada hits, and Jon McAdams walks out with the EAW Hardcore Championship around his waist, acknowledging the crowd once before loosening up on the stage with some basic stretches and making his way down to the ring. )
Stephie Love: His opponent… he is the REIGNING and DEFENDING EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION, JOOOOOONNNNN MCADAAAAAAAAAMMMMSSS!!!!!
Stew: Last week on Dynasty Jon McAdams took the precious time out of his day to do a brief rundown on the prestigious history of the EAW Hardcore Championship to commemorate some of the greats who held the title, as well as some of the greatness that was accomplished with it. However that would be ruined after Cody Marshall decided to get involved – unbeknownst to McAdams, and end the display with a big boot to the face for all of Jons troubles!
Mercer: I think you’re skipping a bit of context Stew, McAdams was making the history of the Hardcore Championship about him and the A-Lister decided to put a spotlight on the Hardcore title by inserting his name into the scenario!
Stew: Well McAdams did provoke the conflict, attempting to blind side Cody Marshall after Cody Marshall would reveal one of Jon’s Hardcore Championship History Portraits to be an image of … himself holding the title. Marshall is certainly a creative individual, and his creativity put him into a Hardcore Championship bout at one of the biggest Grand Rampage events in EAW history!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Mercer: McAdams may be the defending champion but he’s most certainly disadvantaged both in size, strength and power – and as he and Marshall close in on each other you can tell he’s got the gears turning in his head, wondering what’ll be the first appropriate opening to take. McAdams snatches the tree trunk like leg and hits an inner thigh kick, and Marshall SHOVES McAdams to the mat! McAdams gets back up swiftly, ducks a big time swipe from Marshall and hits a low dropkick taking Marshall to a knee, rebounds off the ropes, and MARSHALL TAKES HIM UP FOR A CHOKESLAM!!!
Stew: McAdams lands on his feet behind Marshall, springs off the nearest ropes and goes for a SPRINGBOARD BACK ELBOW! He runs the ropes, and rebounds into a LOW DROPKICK to the shoulder! Now McAdams delivers a handstand, and follows it up with a knee drop! Marshall dodges, and the two recover… McAdams charges at Marshall with an AX HANDLE CLUBBING BLOW! But that hits the chest, and does just about that, hardly any damage at all, and Marshall encourages McAdams to fire off with another one…. so McAdams spits into the palm and delivers a STIFF PALM CHOP STRAIGHT INTO THE CHEST!!!! BUT MARSHALL ISN’T BOTHERED AT ALL! MCADAMS IS GOING FOR ANOTHER PALM CHOP, BUT MARSHALL CLOBBERS HIM WITH A BIG FOREARM! Cody Marshall pulls McAdams up from the canvas now, leans him back into the ropes, BANG!!!! RIDICULOUSLY LOUD PALM CHOP PRACTICALLY CAVES IN THE CHEST OF JON MCADAMS!
Mercer: That’s a chop that’ll make your eyes water! And Cody Marshall brings McAdams up from his knees, just to FLATTEN HIM WITH A SHORT-ARM CLOTHESLINE! Lateral press!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWWWWOOO-
Mercer: Shoulder up from McAdams just after the two count. McAdams attempts to scramble away, holding his chest which looks like is already starting to form a red palm print. You could practically tell Cody Marshall’s future off of Jon McAdams’ chest, and now Marshall scoops him up from the mat by his waist, hooks him from behind and delivers a BACK SUPLEX! Marshall isn’t finished, he pulls McAdams back up after a brief moment and appears to be looking for an ELECTRIC CHAIR DROP SLAM… but McAdams wrestles himself off of Marshall’s shoulders with everything he’s got, and retreats into the corner just to scramble back up to his feet. Marshall BULLDOZES RIGHT AFTER HIM WITH A CORNER SPLASH, BUT A CORNER-AIDED LIFT OF BOTH BOOTS PLANTS A KICK TO THE FACE OF MARSHALL! McAdams rushes right after Marshall, but is CAUGHT UNDER THE ARM FOR A SIDEWALK SLAM! But McAdams backflips out of it somehow, and LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT BE COUNTERING FOR THE OCTOPUS STRETCH!!! WHAT A FANTASTIC COUNTER BY MCADAMS!
Stew: Don’t speak too soon! He doesn’t have the Octopus submission hold applied all that well, in fact Marshall is attempting to yank McAdams’ legs out of position….. and he manages to get an arm around one leg, plopping McAdams down to the mat, and hooks the other, perhaps looking for a SLINGSHOT! AND HE DELIVERS THE IT RIGHT INTO THE CORNER – BUT MCADAMS CATCHES HIMSELF EVER SO CRAFTILY, AVERTING A DISASTEROUS THUD! Marshall rushes back over to McAdams, rears him out of the corner with a rear waistlock, but McAdams puts on a fight and refuses to be taken into the center of the ring so easily … in fact McAdams manages to use every bit of power he has, and drags himself near the ropes, and slinging himself forward to send Cody Marshall shooting through the middle ropes and landing on the outside! McAdams rushes to the apron, and as Marshall recovers MCADAMS PLANTS HIM WITH A PUNT KICK STRAIGHT INTO THE NOSE!!! I don’t know HOW Cody Marshall is still on his feet, but you just know that had to rattle him to the core… AND GET A LOOK AT THIS, MCADAMS SPRINTS ACROSS THE APRON, AND LEAPS OFF FOR THE DIVING HEAD TRAUMA!!!! DOUBLE KNEE METEORA!!!
Mercer: LOOK AT THIS, CODY MARSHALL STANDS HIS GROUND, HOISTING HIS OPPONENT UP… AND MARSHALL MANAGES TO SEAT MCADAMS ON THE BARRICADE, BEFORE TAKING HIS HEAD OFF WITH A FEROCIOUS BIG BOOT! THAT DUMPS JON MCADAMS INTO THE AUDIENCE!
Stew: You’ve got to admire the ability of Cody Marshall to take his lumps and still press forward, as you can see a trickle of blood dropping down the mouth of the self-proclaimed A-Lister. Marshall takes some time to shake off the cobwebs, and he climbs over the barricade to follow McAdams into the vast audience of this 90,000 seat arena. Not too far into the crowd are some production tables, and a fence behind the tables, which Marshall sets his sights on… Marshall takes McAdams by the nape of his neck and he FLINGS MCADAMS SOME OF THE PRODUCTION TABLES! McAdams’ body just about knocks every bit of equipment down to the floor, and Marshall follows up by taking McAdams to several nearby crates, just to BASH his head into them! Jon McAdams not having an easy going here by any means, and Marshall looks to bash McAdams face first into the a table next to the production crates, but McAdams blocks the blow, and delivers a RAKE TO THE EYES!
Mercer: That was probably necessary in this instance! This fans are loving the hell out of this up close and personal experience – OH, LOOK FROM BEHIND, MCADAMS HOISTS MARSHALL UP FROM BEHIND BY ONE LEG AND DROPS HIM KNEE FIRST INTO THE PRODUCTION CRATE!!! THAT COULD HAVE SEPARATED FLESH FROM BONE!!!
( Cody Marshall rolls around holding his left knee in pain. )
Stew: A deadly and effective retort to the onslaught of the challenger, from the champion! McAdams and Marshall aren’t too far from the timekeeper, and McAdams grabs a long, unused extension cord and wraps it it around the massive left leg of Cody Marshall, and is DRAGGING HIM BY THAT CORD BACK OVER TO THE RINGSIDE AREA! Marshall is resisting with everything he’s got, and McAdams delivers a series of stomps to any open part of the torso, more than likely to weaken the resistance. AND MCADAMS CONTINUES DRAGGING MARSHALL BY HIS LEFT LEG, USING THE EXTENSION CORD, RIGHT BACK TO RINGSIDE! YOU CAN HEAR THE SCREAMS OF CODY MARSHALL, WHO COULD QUITE POSSIBLY HAVE SOME SORT OF TEAR OR INJURY! McAdams now pulls Marshall up, but Marshall collapses holding that left knee in pain, prompting even the official to question if Marshall wants to continue! Jon McAdams climbs up to Voltage desk to the far left of us, and taunts to the crowd who reciprocates with a very loud mixed reaction.
Mercer: McAdams is one of the more well liked EAW Elitists, but he’s in the A-Listers hometown – er – state, when competing against a fan favorite like Cody Marshall who has a hit TV series that attracts such a diverse viewing audience, you’re hard pressed to find more universally liked people! But right now isn’t a popularity contest, it’s a championship match, and Marshall doesn’t appear to be down for the count. Marshall is relying on the apron and is trying to perhaps get some feeling back into that left leg… and McAdams hops off the Voltage table, rushes around the corner, and delivers a CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF THE LEFT KNEE!!! NOW MCADAMS DELIVERS SOME STOMPS TO THE RIBS OF MARSHALL, BEFORE USING AN APRON-SUPPORTED ELEVATED KNEE DROP INTO THE LEFT HAMSTRING!
Stew: It’s not pretty but McAdams is playing this wisely, capitalizing on a weakness of his opponent and doing it well. McAdams manages to roll Marshall into the ring, and McAdams follows him up by sliding over for the lateral press! HOOKING THE LEFT LEG STRATEGICALLY….
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew: BUT MARSHALL KICKS OUT AFTER A LONG TWO! Marshall drags himself back up and is at the corner, trying to tend to his own knee, but McAdams goes right back after him for a series of closed fist punches to the face! Marshall doing his best to cover up, but McAdams is teeing off with aggressive shots, really not letting up which is, again, wise for an athlete like McAdams who wants to ensure his title retention by whatever means. Now McAdams delivers a headbutt, sending Marshall down to a seated base, and McAdams jams that knee into the temple of Marshall who’s cornered and unable to even respond much less fight back! McAdams drags the big man up from the mat and wants to send him across the ring –
Mercer: But Marshall counters the Irish whip and FLOORS HIM WITH A ROLLING ELBOW! Oh what a big thud after hitting that! Cody Marshall’s favoring that left leg, but slapping feeling back into it while McAdams recovers – AND MARSHALL WITH THE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! THAT NEARLY TURNED HIM INSIDE OUT! McAdams somehow recovers, though at an admittedly slower pace, and Marshall whips him across the ring and takes an ONCOMING JON MCADAMS UP AND OVER WITH THE BACK BODY DROP!!!! OHHHH LOOK HOW HIGH UP IN THE AIR HE WAS TOSSED, JUST TO COME BACK CRASHING DOWN ON THE SPINE! CODY MARSHALL IS FEELING SOME MOMENTUM ALREADY NOW …. MCADAMS CRAWLS DESPERATELY OVER TO THE CORNER, USING IT FOR ASSISTANCE … AND MARSHALL DELIVERS A MASSIVE CORNER SPLASH!!! FOLLOWS UP WITH A COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew: MCADAMS KICKS OUT! Cody Marshall is getting the crowd into this, clapping his hands and recovering roughly at the same rate as Jon McAdams, but with a lot more .. I guess you could say fervor. And the two face each other, just for MARSHALL TO SLAP BOTH HANDS ACROSS THE THROAT OF MCADAMS!!!! TWO HANDED CHOKEBOMB MIGHT BE ON IT’S WAY!!! THAT’S A WRAPTURE!!!
Mercer: MCADAMS WITH SOME SWIFT STOMPS, SENDING A FLURRY OF BOOTS TO THE SORE LEFT KNEE OF CODY MARSHALL! Marshall is taken down, but is trying to keep the fight going with a couple of clubbing blows to the midsection! That at least provides himself some space to I guess you can say “recover” if you want to call it that, but I doubt there’s much he can do other than try to play through pain! OH!!! HERE COMES MCADAMS WITH A JUMPING DELAYED HIGH ELEVATED DDT!!!!! MARSHALL GETS DRILLED INTO THE MAT LIKE A THROWING KNIFE SENT FROM THE HEAVENS, AND MCADAMS LEANS OVER THE TORSO HOOKING THE LEG FOR A COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew: KICK OUT BY CODY MARSHALL!!! You can tell by the pained expression on his face and the welts on his body that he wanted this to end so dearly, but Cody Marshall still has something left to give! McAdams, short of breath and all, makes his way over to a nearby corner and steps onto the apron to drag himself up to the top turnbuckle…… McAdams is perched, while Marshall digs deep inside just to muster up what it takes to recover… and I do mean that term loosely because by no means is Marshall at 100 percent, but he’s on his feet, and doesn’t know what’s coming his way!! MARSHALL TURNS AROUND!!! TOP ROPE HEAD TRAUMA!!!!!
Mercer: NOBODY HOME!!!! MCADAMS HITS THE CANVAS KNEES FIRST, CRASHING AND BURNING AND HOLDING BOTH KNEES ALMOST LOOKING LIKE HE’S IN SHOCK BY THE RIPPLES OF PAIN SEARING UP AND DOWN THE LEGS! MCADAMS DRAGS HIMSELF UP TO A LIMP – MARSHALL GOING FOR THE THAT’S A WRAPTURE AGAIN!!!! ELEVATED CHOKEBOMB MAY WIN THE DAY ……. BUT AS MARSHALL HAS MCADAMS HOISTED, HIS LEFT LEG APPEARS TO GIVE OUT, HIS LEG BUCKLED AND HE’S BROUGHT DOWN TO ONE KNEE! He was so close, just seconds away! Meanwhile McAdams has some separation, and HOBBLES OVER TO HIS OPPONENT FOR THE HEAD TRAUMA!!!! DRILLING THE KNEELING CODY MARSHALL???
Stew: CODY MARSHALL MANAGES TO CATCH MCADAMS IN HIS ARMS AND HOIST HIM UP WITH A GORILLA PRESS SLAM!!!! INTO A CUTTERRRRRRRR!!!! DIRECTOR’S CUT CONNECTS, AND MARSHALL WITH A HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!!! FOR THE TITLE!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “California Love” hits, and the stadium erupts into a chorus of cheers as the official hands the Hardcore title over to him. )
Stephie Love: Here is your winner and the NEEEWW EAW HARDCORE CHAMPIOOOONN…. COOODYYYYYYY MARSHALLLLLLLLLL!!!
Mercer: THE HOMETOWN HERO HAS DONE IT ON THIS DAY!!! THE FORMER EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION NOW ADDS THE HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP TO HIS RESUME, IN PERHAPS HIS BIGGEST WIN YET!
Stew: Wow! I’m gonna be honest here, I wasn’t expecting that!
Mercer: HOW COULD YOU BE SHOCKED? THIS IS CODY MARSHALL WE’RE SPEAKING OF, NOT SOME BUM FROM ALABAMA!
Stew: I don’t know I guess I just assumed McAdams had this in the bag, but that’s the beauty of the Hardcore Championship, it is a true test to ones resourcefulness – and on this night Cody Marshall was the more resourceful thinker, as well as fighter!
Mercer: Well I won’t deny McAdams this, he gave Marshall a run for his money, I actually thought if this match was scored by points McAdams would have had this. Somehow Cody Marshall was able to muster up enough to maintain a vertical base even on the bad left leg, and plant that gorilla press cutter, which could knock just about anybody’s lights out! And now Cody can celebrate among his people!
( Cody Marshall holds up the Hardcore Championship to the audience, and steps over the ropes to limp over to front row fans who celebrate with him while he flashes the title into the camera – patting on the surface of the belt and proclaiming it to be his. We see McAdams on the ground on his forearms, still very much dazed. )
(The camera transitions to a video package, showing Diamond Cage Vs. The Heart Break Gal at Showdown: Battle Without Honor Or Humanity and Diamond Cage hitting HBG with Murder Death Kill and crawling to the pin before Devan Dubian came an punt kicked Cage in the head, camera then transitions to the following episode of Showdown where Robbie V announced a fatal four way match for the EAW Championship between Cage, Rex, HBG and Dubian before cutting in a final split screen shot of all four competitors)
(A video package plays with prestigious music, showing all the EAW Champions of the past: CM Banks, Mak, Masters, Mr. DEDEDE, Captain Charisma, WWEFan, Lethal Consequences, StarrStan, Extreme Enigma, Kevin Devastation, Alexander Da Vinci, Heart Break Boy, John Alloy, Superior Quality 85, Kawajai, Jacob Senn, Diamond Cage, Xavier Williams, Zack Crash, Jamie O’Hara, Lannister, Vic Vendetta, Aren Mstislav, Y2Impact, Drastik, Tiberius Jones, and finally, The Heart Break Gal)
(The graphic for the EAW Championship match is shown to cheers from the crowd)
Pierre: And here we go with the EAW Championship match where the odds are certainly stacked against the champion, but she’s been able to survive multiple times! Diamond Cage looking to claim redemption, Dubian looking to show he belonged in the EAW Championship conversation and Rex looking to achieve a dream!
(The camera cuts back to the Rose Bowl)
(“The Sky Is A Neighbourhood” by Foo Fighters hits the speakers as Devan Dubian strides out confident making his way to the ring,and climbs up the corner of the ring raising his arms and showing off to the crowd who gives him a negative reaction)
Pierre: This is a man who has had a change of heart and mentality recently and he made that clear when he intervened in the championship match at Battle Without Honor Or Humanity two weeks ago and he’s found himself where he wants to be fighting for the EAW Championship and let’s see if he can capitalize on the situation he’s in.
(“It’s My Life” By Bon Jovi begins to play as a FIRED up Rex McAlister makes his way out to the stage and walks down the long ramp wearing black tights and his sleeveless black vest with “REX MASTER” on both sides)
Deadprez: Here is a guy who found himself inserted into this equation probably much to his surprise but I’m sure he believes he belongs here, and he’s been dreaming of winning the EAW Championship and I won’t be the one to tell him tonight is not his night! I’ll leave that to Dubian GO DUBIAN! WOOOO!!
(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana plays all throughout the Rose Bowl as Diamond Cage makes his way out to the stage, dressed in jeans, a black shirt and and a dark leather jacket on, as he carries a barbed wire baseball bat in his hands)
Deadprez: Now just what in the fuck does he think he’s doing? This isn’t an Extreme Rules match, he’s looking to dismember someone!
Pierre: There’s no rules in this match and you know that Deadprez! Cage is taking advantage of that and the referee is immediately trying to keep order as Cage immediately locks eyes with Devan Dubian.
(“Square Hammer” by Ghost plays all throughout the Rose Bowl as a focused Heart Break Gal makes her way out to the stage with the EAW Championship around her waist, donning gold attire with aviator sunglasses)
Pierre: And here comes the EAW Champion who has taken on all comers since winning that championship and finds herself in an uphill battle with three of the best Showdown has to offer gunning directly for her and the EAW Championship and you know she didn’t come into this match without some kind of plan!
(The Heart Break Gal enters the ring showing off the EAW Championship, raising it high in the air of Rex, Cage and Dubian)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Fitzpatrick: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is set for one fall.. AND IT IS A FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH!! For THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP!!
(All four competitors take position in all four corners of the ring as Aaron Fitzpatrick stands in the middle)
Fitzpatrick: First, in this corner..From Leicester, Leicestershire, England and weighing in at 230 pounds… He is “The Amazing Emir”… DEEVANNNNN DUBIAAANNNNNNNN…!!!
(Dubian poses to the crowd to boo’s as he stares at the other opponents)
Fitzpatrick: In this corner, from Sea Isle, New Jersey! Weighing in at 238 Pounds!! “The Rex Master” REEXXXX MCCCALLISSTTTERRRRR…!!!
(Rex lifts his hands high in the air before turning and looking at Dubian)
Fitzpatrick: In this corner, from From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada!…. He weighed in tonight at 225 Pounds!…. THIS IS “EXPLICIT CONTE–
Pierre: DIAMOND CAGE SWINGS THAT BARBWIRE BASEBALL BAT AT DEVAN DUBIAN IGNORING THE INTRODUCTIONS AS FITZPATRICK GETS THE HELL OUT OF DODGE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
DUBIAN QUICKLY MOVES OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE HIS HEAD IS TAKEN OFF!! Dubian in the center of the ring AND HE’S BEGGING CAGE TO COME AT HIM!! REX QUICKLY TURNING DUBIAN AROUND BEGINS LAYING INTO HIM WITH RIGHTS! DUBIAN FIGHTING BACK WITH REX AS HE COMES BACK WITH RIGHT HANDS OF HIS OWN!! Dubian quickly throwing Rex outside of the ring, AS DUBIAN TURNS AROUND CAGE SWINGS THE BARBWIRE BASEBALL TO THE MID-SECTION OF DUBIAN!! Dubian hunched over AS CAGE BRINGS THE BARBWIRE BASEBALL BAT DOWN ACROSS THE SPINE OF DUBIAN!! Dubian drops as his back is already cut up and so is his torso as Cage quickly kicks him out of the ring and follows!
Deadprez: HBG is just watching this action as Rex and Cage lock eyes, CAGE SWINGS THE BASEBALL BAT AT REX! Rex DODGES!! And he sends a boot to the mid-section and lays into Cage with a european uppercut! Cage still holding onto that baseball bat, REX BACKING UP A BIT BEFORE COMING BACK WITH A RUNNING LARIAT! CAGE DUCKS, AND HE SWINGS THE BARBWIRE BASEBALL BAT TO THE HIP OF REX!! Cage grabs Rex AND HE SMASHES HIS HEAD WITH THE RINGPOST! Cage grabbing the bat back as he looks as only HBG is left in the ring, that was his plan, to get the Heart Break Gal to himself, Cage looks sadistic as ever as he begins walking up the steps slowly with the barbwire baseball bat, Cage entering the ring. Cage is challenging HBG to come at him, kind of like he did at the Supershow, AND HBG RUNS AT CAGE!! HBG DELIVERING FOREARM SMASHES TO THE FACE OF CAGE!! HBG SWINGING FASTER BEFORE CAGE COULD EVEN THINK OF WHAT TO DO WITH THE BASEBALL BAT!! HBG STOPS! Cage is dazed, HBG SWINGS HER RIGHT LEG INTO THE CHEST OF CAG-
Pierre: CAGE SWINGS THE BARBWIRE BASEBALL BAT AT THE SAME TIME AT THE LEG OF THE HEART BREAK GAL!! HBG IMMEDIATELY FALLS TO THE CANVAS!! Cage is laughing his ass off HBG’s is already cut on her leg! Cage BRINGS THE BARBWIRE BASEBALL BAT AIMING FOR THE HEAD OF HBG!! SHE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, HBG BACKING UP AS CAGE IS STALKING HER!! BEFORE HE COULD SWING AGAIN DUBIAN AND REX ENTER THE RING AND BEGIN BEATING ALL OVER CAGE!! Dubian and Rex putting the boots to Cage, and HBG struggles up to her feet AND BEGINS TO JOIN IN AS THEY BEGIN BEATING ALL OVER DIAMOND CAGE!! Rex and Dubian quickly grab him up to his feet, AND SENDS HIM FLYING OUTSIDE OF THE RING!! Dubian quickly turns Rex around, BLEEDING EDGE!! HE PLANTS REX INTO THE CANVAS WITH THE BLEEDING EDGE!!! HBG COMES IN SWINGING HER LEG FOR A KICK TO THE BODY OF DUBIAN!! DUBIAN BACKS INTO THE CORNER AS HBG CONTINUES FIRING KICKS TO THE BODY OF DUBIAN!!
Deadprez: HBG’s leg is cut up, Dubian’s torso and back is cut up and we are just getting started as HBG grabs Dubian out of the corner before climbing up the top and pulling Dubian back, HBG LOOKING FOR A TORNADO DDT! Dubian blocking as he places HBG right back on the top turnbuckle, Dubian FIRING A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT INTO THE FACE OF THE CHAMPION!! HBG knocked for a loop as Dubian climbs up the top turnbuckle, he hooks the front facelock! DUBIAN LOOKING TO GO SUPERPLEX FROM THE TOP!! HBG blocking, as he fights out of the grasp of Dubian, AND DELIVERS HEADBUTT!! AND SHE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH ANOTHER HEADBUTT!! Dubian drops down but still on his feet as he tries to gather himself as HBG is perched, AND SHE JUMPS FOR A DIVING HURRICANRANA!!!! SHE CONNECTS WITH THE ARROWVERSE!! Dubian dropped down as he uses the ropes to pull himself up. HBG!! TRAMP STAMP!! SHE CONNECT— NO DUBIAN CATCHES THE BOOT!! HE LIFTS HBG!! AND HE PLANTS HER DOWN WITH THE OLYMPIC SLAM! Dubian looking to cover, BUT BEFORE HE CAN DIAMOND CAGE RENTERS THE FOLD WITH A STEEL CHAIR!! AND HE SMASHES THAT STEEL CHAIR OVER THE SPINE OF DEVAN DUBIAN AS HBG ROLLS OUT OF THE RING!!
Pierre: CAGE GOING INSANE AS HE DOESN’T LET UP HIS ASSAULT OF REPEATED CHAIRSHOTS OVER THE SPINE OF DUBIAN!!! FIVE!! TEN!!!! I’VE LOST COUNT!! CAGE IS JUST NON STOP!! HE FINALLY STOPS HIS ASSAULT!! Cage drops the chair pulling Dubian up from behind by his tights HOOKING HIM WITH THE WRIST LOCK, TRANSITIONED INTO A LARIAT!! MURDER!! DEATH!!! KILL!!! DUBIAN GET HIS BOOT UP IN THE FACE OF CAGE BEFORE HE CAN DELIVER THE FINAL CRUSHING BLOW!! Cage still holding onto the arm of Dubian, DUBIAN REPEATEDLY KICKING CAGE IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!!! And he grabs CAGE AND SENDS HIM THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE!! Dubian catches him before he falls out, AND HE’S LOOKING TO GO FOR THE ROPE HUNG DDT!!! Rex quickly makes his way to the apron, AND HE SLINGSHOTS HIMSELF THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE FOR A SPEAR CATCHING DUBIAN!!! SLINGSHOT SPEAR FROM THE MIDDLE ROPE!!
Deadprez: Rex back into this match as Dubian tries to get up to his feet but his torso has taken a grave amount of damage thanks in no part to a barbwire baseball bat shot earlier, Dubian up as he swings at Rex, REX HOOKS HIM!! AND HE SENDS DUBIAN OVER HEAD WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Dubian feeling the effects quickly getting to his feet, SWINGS FOR A CLOTHESLINE!! REX COUNTERS THAT SWITCHING WITH A GO BEHIND, WAIST LOCK!! HE GOES GERMAN SUPLEX!! DUBIAN COUNTERS!! HE FIRES HIS ELBOW TO THE FACE OF REX!! Rex backing up a bit, RUNNING LARIA– DUBIAN SIDE STEPS AND SENDS REX OUTSIDE THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE, HE HOLDS ONTO HIM!! DUBIAN PLANTS REX WITH THE ROPE HUNG DDT!!! NO! REX ENTERS THE RING BUT DUBIAN STILL HAS HIS HEAD TRAPPED!! REX WITH A BRIDGING NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX!!! HE SLAMS DUBIAN RIGHT INTO THE MAT!!! THE REFEREE GOES TO COUNT!!
Pierre: LOOK!! HBG PULLS THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING BEFORE HE CAN EVEN COUNT!! Rex releases Dubian from the Northern Lights Suplex, and begins making his way out of the ring as he grabs HBG,WHO BREAKS FROM REX’S GRASP AND CONNECTS WITH THE TRAMP STAMP!!! SWEET CHIN MUSIC DELIVERED!!! HBG going underneath the ring, AND SHE PULLS OUT A LADDER!! HBG PULLING OUT A 20FT LADDER!! AND SHE’S DEMANDING THE REFEREE COME OUT AND HELP HER SET IT UP AND HE OBLIGES!! HBG SETTING THIS LADDER UP!!! She makes her way to Diamond Cage grabbing him by his hair! SHE SMASHES HIS HEAD INTO OUR TABLE!!! AND SHE REPEATEDLY BEGINS SMASHING CAGE’S FACE INTO OUR TABLE!! Cage falling off our table as HBG uncovers it, removing our monitors! And he places the deadweight of Cage on the table! HBG delivering swift right hands! Why can’t they ever go to the spanish announce table? HBG BEGINS CLIMBING THE 20FT LADDER!! HBG IS CLIMBING THAT LADDER!!! CAGE IS PRONE ON OUR TABLE!! HBG, GINGERLY UP THE LADDER AS HER LEG IS STILL CUT FROM EARLIER!! AND SHE’S MADE IT TO THE TOP!!! HBG IS PERCHED!!! SHE’S AT THE TOP OF THIS HUGE LADDER! Cage, HE’S MOVING, CAGE MOVING OFF THE TABLE AND HE BEGINS TO CLIMB THE LADDER AS WELL, CAGE IS CLIMBING THE LADDER!! HBG DELIVERING A BIG RIGHT HAND TO THE INCOMING CAGE, BUT HE STILL CLIMBS UP, AND HBG DELIVERS ANOTHER BIG RIGHT HAND OVER THE TOP!! CAGE IS STILL COMING!! HBG SWINGS AGAIN!! CAGE BLOCKS AND HE FIRES HIS SKULL COLLIDING WITH HBG’S!! OH MY GOD!! BLOOD BEGINS TRICKLING DOWN THE SKULL OF CAGE!! AS HE COLLIDES SKULLS ONCE AGAIN WITH HBG!!! SHE’S PRONE!! CAGE LOOKING AROUND THIS ROSE BOWL!! CAGE DOUBLE UNDERHOOKS HBG’S ARMS??!?!!? HE LOOKS DOWN AT THE TABLE!!! NO!! HE’S NOT GOING TO!!
Deadprez: YES!! YES HE IS!!! WE AREN’T IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA ANYMORE PIERRE!! WE DAMN SURE AIN’T IN LOUISIANA!! WELCOME TO CANADA MOTHERFUCKER!! PEPSI PLUNGE OFF THE 20FT LADDER CRASHING RIGHT THROUGH OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE!!! AND THIS CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET AS THEY CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT THEY HAVE JUST SEEN!! DIAMOND CAGE MAY HAVE JUST TAKEN HIMSELF ALONG WITH HBG OUT OF THIS MATCH!!! NEITHER OF THEM ARE MOVING!!! Meanwhile, Dubian! He’s the only man standing! Rex is still down outside after the Tramp Stamp from earlier, Dubian makes his way outside of the ring before quickly grabbing Rex and he sends him inside the ring! Dubian sizing up Rex, AND HE BEGINS POUNDING HIS FIST INTO THE CANVAS!! DUBIAN IS LOOKING FOR THE BLEEDING EDGE!! HE HIT REX WITH IT EARLIER BUT WASN’T ABLE TO CAPITALIZE!! DUBIAN CAN TASTE THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP!!! Rex is stirring and getting up to his feet, Dubian rises along with him! BLEEDING EDGE!!!! REX QUICKLY HOOKS DUBIAN FROM BEHIND!! HE PLANTS DUBIAN ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!! Dubian holding his head, as Rex is up quickly and signals the end, as Dubian begins to rise REX RUNS OFF THE ROPES.. HE GAINS THE MOMENTUM… HOOKS DUBIAN THE HEAD!! THE REX EFFECT!! JUMPING EVEN FLOW DDT!! DUBIAN COUNTERS AND SPINS OUT OF IT!! HE SENDS A BOOT TO THE MID-SECTION OF REX!! BEFORE LIFTING HIM HIGH!!! DOUBLE UNDERHOOKING THE ARMS!! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER!! HE DROPS REX ON HIS HEAD!! AND DUBIAN HOOKS THE LEG!!
Pierre: REX IS STILL FIGHTING!!! REX SHOWING THAT IT’S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN THAT TO PUT HIM AWAY!! Dubian thought he had him right there, Rex on all floors hunched over as Dubian is incensed, Dubian backs himself into the corner.. HE’S LOOKING FOR THE PROPEL TO PARADISE!! HE IS GOING FOR THE RUNNING PUNT KICK!!! DUBIAN IS SET!! AND HE RUNS!! DIAMOND CAGE!! FLYS IN AND TAKES DUBIAN DOWN AND BEGINS BEATING ALL OVER DUBIAN!!! CAGE COMING FROM OUT OF NOWHERE SPEARING DUBIAN AND BEATING ON HIM!!! DUBIAN PUSHES CAGE OFF HIM!! Dubian with a boot to the face of Cage knocking him into the ropes, CAGE CATCHES HIMSELF AND COMES BACK! REBOUND LARIAT!!! HE TAKES DUBIAN’S HEAD OFF!! CAGE POUNDING HIS FIST INTO THE CANVAS AS DUBIAN RISES UP, CAGE WITH A BACKHAND SLAP!! FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER BACKHAND SLAP!!! AND HE BEGINS TEE’ING OFF WITH A SERIES OF BACKHAND SLAPS!! AND HE FINISHES IT WITH A DECAPITATING LARIA– DUBIAN DUCKS THE LARIAT!!! BLEEDING EDGE!!! CAGE BLOCKS!!! COQUINA CLUTCH!!! CAGE!!! HE LOCKS IN THE COQUINA CLUTCH!!!!! DUBIAN FIGHTING AS CAGE HASN’T FALLEN TO HIS BACK YET FOR MORE LEVERAGE!!! DUBIAN IS FADING FAST!!!
Deadprez: REX UP QUICKLY!!! HE HOOKS CAGE FROM BEHIND!! BACKSTABBER DOUBLE KNEES TO THE SPINE OF CAGE!!! Dubian gets a break as Rex saved Dubian for himself as Dubian was very well on his way to being put to sleep! Rex grabbing Cage up to his feet, hooks him, HE LOOKS TO SEND CAGE OVERHEAD WITH THE BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!! Cage blocks! HE SENDS A HEADBUTT!! CAGE WITH THESE HEADBUTTS!! ANOTHER STIFF HEADBUTT TO REX!! Cage is going to knock himself out if he keeps using his head as a battering ram! Cage with a boot to the ribs as Rex doubles over, Cage LIFTING HIM FOR A POWERBOMB!!! CAGE RUNNING WITH REX!!! RUNNING TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB!! HE THROWS REX AS HE GOES CRASHING INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!! Cage falls to a knee.. THE MOMENTUM OF REX CRASHING INTO THE TURNBUCKLES SENDS HIM COMING BACK AS HE CONNECTS A YAKUZA KICK TO THE FACE OF CAGE!!!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!!!!
Pierre: No way! THE HEART BREAK GAL?!?!? SHE’S UP!! SHE’S MOVING AROUND!! HBG IS MAKING HER WAY BACK INTO THIS MATCH, HBG CLIMBING THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! HBG IS ABOUT TO TAKE ANOTHER RISK!!! HBG!! SHE HAS TWO TARGETS, REX OR CAGE!! HBG LEAPS!! FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!!! SHE CONNECTS WITH THE FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH INTO CAGE!!! HBG HOOKING THE LEG!!
Deadprez: CAGE RAISING THE SHOULDER UP!! CAGE REFUSING TO GO DOWN!! CAGE STILL IN THIS!! HBG struggling as she’s in so much pain but she’s content on walking out of here with the EAW Championship! Rex is rising to his feet, HBG SPOTS HIM, SHE RUNS!! EVISCERATION!!! REX CATCHES HER!! REX CATCHES HER AND GRABS HER LEGS!! AND HE TRANSITIONS IT INTO A STANDING BOSTON CRAB!!! HE HAS THE CHAMPION DEAD CENTER IN THE RING!!! STANDING BOSTON CRAB!! IS SHE GOING TO TAP OUT!!! REX WANTS HER TO TAP OUT!!! HE’S SCREAMING AT HER TO GIVE IT UP!! BUT HBG DOESN’T KNOW THE MEANING OF THE WORD QUIT!! SHE REFUSES TO JUST GIVE UP THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP LIKE THIS!!!
Pierre: HBG!!! HBG IS SPINNING OUT OF THE BOSTON CRAB!!! HBG TWISTING HER BODY AND REX IS TRYING TO TURN HER BACK AROUND!! HBG FREE’S ONE OF HER LEGS AND KICKS REX RIGHT IN THE FACE!! Rex breaks the hold, HBG is up on her feet holding her lower back as the champion as been through hell tonight! HBG fires a right hand at Rex! Rex comes back with a right hand to HBG, Dubian entering the ring, AND DUBIAN WITH A RIGHT HAND TO HBG!! AND HBG COMES BACK WITH A RIGHT HAND TO DUBIAN!! AND REX WITH A RIGHT HAND TO DUBIAN!! AND ALL THREE OF THEM JUST START TRADING RIGHTS AND LEFTS TO ONE ANOTHER!! LOOK AT THIS!! THEY AREN’T STOPPING!! THEY ARE FIGHTING WITH EVERYTHING THEY HAVE!! LOOK!! CAGE IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THIS RING DIGGING IN HIS BOOT!! AND HE PULLS OUT A FORK!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS GUY?!!?!?!
Deadprez: The fight settles in the ring as the HBG, Rex and Dub have worn themselves out, and HBG RUNS AND HITS EVISCERATION ON DUBIAN!! SHE CAME OUT OF NOWHERE!! AND REX HOOKS HBG BY THE HEAD!! HE’S GOING FOR THE REX EFFECT!! CAGE SLIDES IN!! AND HE DRIVES THAT FORK INTO THE FOREHEAD OF REX!!! CAGE SAVING THE EAW TITLE FOR HIMSELF, HE DOESN’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT HBG!! CAGE DROPS THE FORK AS HE IS ONLY MAN STANDING AND THAT IS NOT GOOD FOR THE REST OF HIS OPPONENTS!! Cage going outside of the ring and flips up the apron, Cage has a black bag! He slides it inside the ring before entering, AND HE GRABS THE BAG AND DUMPS THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF TACKS!!! CAGE HAS THOUSANDS OF TACKS OUT!!! Cage sets his sights on HBG, BUT HBG FIGHTING!! SHE BEGINS DELIVERING BIG FOREARM SMASHES TO THE FACE OF CAGE!! HBG GOING OFF!! AND SHE TRIES TO RUN OFF THE ROPES FOR MOMENTUM!! CAGE PULLS HER FROM BEHIND WRIST LOCK, TRANSITIONED!!! INTO A BITCH SLAP!! CAGE CALLS THAT THE BITCHMAKER!! HE JUST SLAPPED THE TASTE OUT OF HER MOUTH!! HBG IS DAZED!! CAGE PULLS HER IN!! MURDER! DEATH KILL!! WRIST LOCK TRANSITIONED INTO THE LARIAT CONNE- HE MISSES!!! HBG WITH THE TRAMP STAMP!! SWEET CHIN MUSIC INTO THE FACE OF CAGE!!! CAGE KNOCKED INTO THE ROPES, BUT HE COMES BACK AND LIFTS HBG ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!! AND GO TO RETIREMENT!!?!!? CAGE JUST CONNECTED WITH GO TO RETIREMENT!!! AND HE HOOKS THE LEG!! CAGE HAS DONE IT!!!
Pierre: PROPEL TO PARADISE!!! DUBIAN CONNECTS WITH THE RUNNING PUNT KICK TO THE HEAD OF CAGE!!!! JUST LIKE AT BATTLE WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY!! DUBIAN COMES IN AND TAKES IT ALL AWAY FROM CAGE!! Cage isn’t moving, Dubian hooking the leg!
Deadprez: HOW?!?!?! NO?!!?!?! HOW?!!?!? IT CAN’T!! HE KICKED OUT!! CAGE HAS JUST KICKED OUT AND THIS PLACE SOUNDS LIKE IT’S ABOUT TO RIOT!! CAGE KICKED OUT OF THAT PUNT KICK!!! DUBIAN CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! DUBIAN ARGUING WITH THE REFEREE!! DUBIAN ARGUING!!! DUBIAN MAKES HIS WAY OVER TO CAGE!!!! HE LIFTS HIM, HE QUICKLY GOES FOR THE BLEEDING EDGE!!! CAGE PUSHES DUBIAN AWAY!! DUBIAN GOES RIGHT AT CAGE!! CAGE QUICKLY GRABS AND HOOKS DUBIAN!! VERTICAL SUPLEX!!! CRADLE!! TO!! THE!! GRAVE!!! NO!! DUBIAN DROPS DOWN!! AND HE FINALLY HITS THE BLEEDING EDGE ON DIAMOND CAGE!!! DUBIAN IS GOING TO DO IT!!!
Pierre: REX!! HE SLIDES IN!! HE QUICKLY GRABS DUBIAN!!! JUMPING EVEN FLOW DDT INTO THE THUMBTACKS!! HE CONNECTS WITH THE REX EFFECT!!! REX LANDED ON SOME HIMSELF BUT HE ROLLS DUBIAN OVER!! AND HE HOOKS THE LEG!!
Referee: ONNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Deadprez: HOW?!?!!? CAGE IS STIRRING!!! HE JUMPS TO MAKE THE SAVE?!?!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“It’s My Life” By Bon Jovi hits as the crowd roars with cheers towards Rex McAllister who is overcome with emotion as the referee helps him up to his feet and hands him the EAW Championship as he raises it high in the air)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: THE WINNER OF THIS CONTEST…. AND NEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING WORLD CHAMPION….. REEEXXXXXX MCCCALISSSSTEERRRRRR…..!!!!
Pierre: HE DID IT!! REX HAS DONE IT!! HIS DREAM HAS COME TRUE AND HE WAS WON THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE GRAND RAMPAGE!!! AND THIS CROWD COULDN’T BE MORE HAPPY AS REX IS OVERCOME WITH EMOTION AS HE RAISES THAT CHAMPIONSHIP HIGH IN THE AIR!!
Deadprez: Damn it I thought Dubian was going to do it tonight!
Pierre: Oh shut up, you thought wrong and we have a new EAW Champion who has been proving himself day in and day out and I couldn’t be more proud!
(One last shot of pyrotechnics going off behind Rex as he proudly raises the EAW Championship high in the air before cutting to a shot of a bloodied Diamond Cage and punching the ringpost and refusing any medical personnel to check on him)
(Camera fades elsewhere)
( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )
( We get an aerial view of the Rose Bowl, with fans still packed into the stadium and excited for the rest of the show as the Specialist Rampage graphic appears on screen. )
Gia Gervantes: What an afternoon so far SG1!
SG1: And for us here on Empire, it’s really only just getting started! Coming up next, we have the EAW SPECIALIST RAMPAGE, a womens battle royal that’ll be contested for the EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP!
(Highlights of the past couple of weeks is shown, including Megan Raine announcing her number one placement in the 20-woman Specialist Rampage, and Stephanie Matsuda acknowledging her number two spot. Daisy thrash is shown in an interview, announcing her #20 spot)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Jasmine Peyton: The following match is a 20-woman Specialist Rampage! As with a normal Grand Rampage, 2 competitors will start, with 18 other women entering the ring at 90 second intervals. The only way to eliminate your opponent is to throw them over the top rope onto the floor outside the ring! The last woman standing ia declared the winner and YOUR SPECIALIST CHAMPION! First, making her way to the ring…
(“Studio” by Schoolboy Q plays as Megan Raine walks out with the Specialist Championship around her waist)
Jasmine: First, making her way to the ring! From Hammersmith, England! She is your Specialist Champion….Megan Raine!
SG1: Megan Raine has announced her intention to be the first woman in and the last woman out!
Gia: We’ll see because her opponent is no joke!
(Megan enters the ring and hands the ref her belt. “Kill Jill” by Big Boi plays as Stephanie Matsuda walks out with the Wild Boys)
Jasmine: Her opponent! From Brooklyn, NY! Stephanie Matsuda!
SG1: this is Matsuda’s second Specialist Rampage match – the first one she won!
Gia: Will lightning stroke twice? We’ll have to find out and see…
(Stephanie enters the ring and preapres for the match)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: This Specialist Rampage is now underway as we Megan Raine and Stephanie Matsuda waste no time trading blows! The fans are on their feet as Megan tackles Matsuda with a Thesz press! She’s raining down blow after blow, but Matsuda pushes her off! Both women scramble to their feet – MEGAN DODGES THE ROUNDHOUSE WITH A MATRIX EVASION! She grabs Stephanie and throws her out the ring! Cloud lands on the apron and counters with a rope-assisted kick! Raine stumbles backward for a moment – FINAL HEAVEN! CLOUD DRAWS FIRST BLOOD WITH A SPRINGBOARD FOREARM SMASH!
Gia: The crowd is in an uproar as the champion is knocked senseless from Matsuda’s signature technique! Raine is rolling out of the underneath the ropes! The Specialist Champion is calling for a time out!
(Megan drops down from the apron and makes a time out gesture to the Jesse Carlton, the senior and only female ref on Empire)
Megan: Time-out! I wasn’t ready!
SG1: Megan Raine is walking over to the time keeper’s area and is taking a seat. Stephanie Matsuda is beside herself! The Storm has her arms crossed as she refuses to go back into the ring, despite the refs’ request! Cloud is frustrated, arguing with the refs to force Megan to get back into the ring!
Crowd: THOT! THOT! THOT!
Crowd: GOAT! GOAT! GOAT!
Gia: The crowd is divisive as usual when it concerns Megan Raine!
SG1: Stephanie is leaning against the ropes, arguing with Megan who refuses to go back inside the ring! She’s ordering the refs to make Matsuda back away from the ropes, but the War Queen isn’t hearing any of it!
Gia: i don’t blame Cloud – this is a Rampage, not a holiday at a Sandals Resort! Megan folds her arms and shakes her head, much to the refs’ dismay! Cloud throws up her hands and backs away from the ropes as the clock is winding down. Megan is obviously playing the waiting game. She wants a third party in this foray to distract Matsuda!
SG1: It looks like the Wild Boys are trying to intimidate Megan into returning to the ring, but she’s not having any of it! Matsuda orders the boys to back away as she sits cross-legged in the middle of the ring.
Gia: She’s strangely calm at the moment.
SG1: Well it makes no sense to waste one’s energy when you have eighteen other women to worry about.
Gia: Well let’s see who Matsuda had to contend with in a moment.
(“I Can’t Wait to Be King” by Suburban Legends play as Savannah Sunshine comes skipping out to a cheering crowd)
(SCREEN BAR: #3 – Savannah Sunshine)
SG1: It’s Savannah Sunshine and she’s the third entrance in this Specialist Rampage! Stephanie Matsuda almost seems amused by this!
Gia: That must be from the fact that Savannah refused Matsuda’s offer to join the Zaibatsu on Twitter earlier today!
SG1: Well she might want to change her answer because Stephanie Matsuda looks ready to go!
Gia: Matsuda is on her feet as Savannah climbs into the ring and-
SG1: C-TRIGGER! SAVANNAH GOES TOUBLING OVER THE ROPES FROM THE CLOUD TRIGGER BICYCLE KNEE!
Jasmine Peyton: Savannah Sunshine has been eliminated!
SG1: That must have been the quickest eliminated I’ve seen in a women’s Rampage match! Savannah is half conscious on the floor! She doesn’t even know what hit her! The Wild Boys are pointing and laughing alongside Megan Raine!
Gia: The Candyland Princes just got her candies crushed by a serious War Queen who’s not playing any games tonight!
(A ref guides Savannah to the back and runs back out)
SG1: Stephanie goes back to the center of the ring and assumes the lotus position! Megan Raine is still refusing to enter the ring, much to Matsuda’s dismay! Megan reaches in her pocket and gives something to Jimmy Wilde – is that cash? Billy nods and gives Jimmy some money too. Are you guys sending him on a food run? Hey wait-
(The camera shows SG1 taking some cash out her pocket and gives it to Jimmy Wilde)
SG1: Hey Gia, you want anything?
Gia: I’d rather focus on this match, thank you very much! Matsuda has her eye on the stage as we await the next opponent!
SG1: It looks like Matsuda is going to forget about Megan Raine for the moment. This might be a smart decision – save your energy for when you need it.
(“Chase” by Batta plays as Azumi Goto comes running out, headed directly for the ring!)
(SCREEN BAR: #4 – Azumi Goto)
SG1: “Unbreakable” Azumi Goto is ready for action as makes a beeline straight for her senpai and fellow Joshi Extreme Takeover co-owner, Stephanie Matsuda!
Gia: The two promised to not hold back against each other and – AZUMI’S IN THE RING! CLOUD’S ON HER FEET! THE TWO JOSHI WARRIORS ARE EXCHANGING STRIKES IN A FLURRY OF SLAPS AND KICKS! AZUMI CATCHES STEPHANIE’S LEG! ENZUIGIRI – WAIT! AZUMI DUCKED THE ATTACK! CLOUD SOMERSAULTS OUT OF THE HOLD AND HITS THE ROPES! LAST SURPRISE – WAIT! CLOUD PUSHES AZUMI OUT OF THE SLING BLADE! GOTO LANDS ON HER FEET – SHE DODGES THE PELE KICK AND FOLLOWS UP WITH A SWEEP! CLOUD HANDSPRINGS OUT THE WAY! SHE STARTS FIRING OFF A SERIES OF JABS! AZUMI’S DODGING EVERY ONE! IT’S LIKE SHE’S POSSESSED! SHE PARRIES ANOTHER STRIKE AND WHIPS MATSUDA TO THE ROPES! HER DROPKICK FINDS NOTHING BUT AIR AS CLOUD HANGS ONTO THE ROPES! THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET!
Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME! (CLAP-CLAP CLAP-CLAP-CLAP)
SG1: Things are beginning to slow down between the two students of Miss Manami is Cloud sticks to the ropes while walking towards the corner. Azumi’s not buying into the obvious trap and is instead standing her ground in the center of the ring. Cloud’s eyes are seemingly fixated on Goto’s feet who seemed to adopt a martial arts stance. The tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife!
Gia: Cloud is encircling Azumi, who refuses to let Cloud off her gaze – Megan Raine slides back into the ring! She attacks Azumi from behind and tries to drag her to the ropes! Azumi elbows her away! MEGAN SQUEALS AS SHE NARROWLY AVOIDS THE HIGH SPEED SPIN KICK AND SLIDES BACK OUT THE RING!
(Megan stumbles about as she raises her hands in the air)
Megan: (off mic) NOPE! Uh-huh! Noooo siree! Nada! Oh nah!
Gia: Is is she really going back to her – SURPRISE SAITO SUPLEX FROM MATSUDA AS GOTO’S NECK AND SHOULDERS CRASHES INTO THE MAT!
SG1: Azumi needs to keep her eye on the Iconic War Queen if she wants to make due on her promise to win this Rampage and the Specialist Championship! As for Megan. She’s sitting comfortably in her seat, avoiding competition once more! Jesse Carlton is urging for her to get back into the ring, but Megan isn’t hearing it!
Crowd: THOT! THOT! THOT!
Crowd: GOAT! GOAT! GOAT!
Gia: Cloud is continuing her assault on Azumi with several stomps to the sternum! Azumi tries kick in defense, but Cloud grabs her ankles! STRAIGHT SHOOTER! CLOUD TURNS AZUMI AND HER BACK AND APPLIES HER SIGNATURE FIGURE-FOUR SHARPSHOOTER! You can’t win a Rampage with a submission, but I think the key is to weaken Azumi as much as possible! Goto is trying to not screaming in pain as her body is being stretched to its limits! The clock is winding down as the fans begin the countdown!
(The crowd is on their feet as “Azure Sky” plays. As the number ‘5’ appears on the tron, there’s no sign of Zakkii)
SG1: Zakkii’s music is playing, but there’s no sign of the international superstar! What’s going on!?
(The tron changes to the backstage camera where Zakkii is standing in gorilla, speaking to Big Mike and a rather large dark skinned woman dressed in roman soldier-inspired wrestling gear.)
Big Mike: Come on girl! That’s the highest I can go! I got five kids to feed!
Zakkii: Hmph, five? Are you Catholic, or you just don’t believe in protection?
Big Mike: (sighs) Fine! Five-even!
(Big Mike takes out a huge wad of bills and hands them to Zakkii, who counts the money.)
Zakkii: Okay, you’re good to go. I didn’t want to be in this thing anyway…
Big Mike: YES!
(Big Mike turns to the dark skinned woman)
Big Mike: Listen girl, tonight is your night! If you put on a show, Flannery McCoy might sign you!
Woman: (nods) I’ll light up these tricks like its Christmas!
Big Mike: That’s the spirit! Go get ‘em girl!
SG1: What the…
(“Azure Sky” fades and “Space Jam” by The Quad City DJs starts to play as the woman walks out, slamming a fist into her hand)
Gia: You gotta be kidding me…
(SCREEN BAR: #5 – Big Mikayla)
SG1: Everyone seems just as stunned as I am as Azumi and Cloud take their eyes off each other and watch Big Mike’s sister, Big Mikayla make her way to the ring!
Gia: I-I can’t believe Big Mike was able to buy off Zakkii’s spot. Why would she throw away a shot at the Specialist Championship?
SG1: It doesn’t matter at this point as Big Mikaya slowly enters the ring. Cloud and Azumi are standing next to each other, wondering what to do next! Megan throws her hands up, refusing to enter the ring! Cloud and Azumi starts playing rock, paper, and scissors to see who takes on this mammoth of a woman first! Cloud has scissors, beating Azumi’s rock! Wait, Goto is stepping up to the plate! It turns out that the loser gets first crack at Mikayla!
Gia: Azumi fires off a shoot kick at Mikayla’s thigh, but it seems to have no effect! Azumi connects with a spinning backfist, but Mikayla is still standing! Goto hits the ropes – BIG BOOT BY MIKAYLA AND GOTO GOES DOWN! WHAT POWER!
SG1: Matsuda’s grinning at Mikayla! It looks like the War Queen accepts the challenge before her! She starts aiming for Mikayla’s temple! The forearm strikes do little to no damage! Matsuda goes for a kick, but Mikayla catches the leg! Somersault kick by Matsuda! Her toe caught Mikayla in the jaw and she stumbles back! Matsuda bounces from the ropes! CLOUD TRIGGER! Mikayla is leaning against the ropes, too dizzy to collect herself! Cloud runs to the ropes one more time – SOUTHERN LARIAT! SOUTHERN LARIAT! MATSUDA HITS A CHARGING VERSION OF CARLOS ROSSO’S TRADEMARK FINISHER AND BIG MIKAYLA GOES TUMBLING OVER THE ROPES! WHAT POWER FROM STEPHANIE MATSUDA
(An Instant Replay captured Stephanie raising her left arm as she ran at Big Mikayla, striking the big woman in the chest. The impact caused Mikayla to fall over the top rope and outside with a thunderous thud.)
Jasmine Peyton: Big Mikayla has been eliminated!
Gia: The crowd is going wild as The Iconic War Queen eliminates two of her nineteen opponents!
Crowd: CLOU-DY BOM-BA-YE! CLOU-DY BOM-BA-BYE!
Gia: Cloud is leaning against the ropes, trying to catch her breath – Megan Raine slides back in, trying to eliminate Matsuda! Cloud is trying to fight back, but The Storm has her legs in the air! She was waiting for this very moment! The previous Specialist Rampage winner is about to lose it all! She’s about to fall ov- Azumi Goto’s up! She’s attacking Megan Raine to try and save her business partner! Once again Raine slides under the ropes and backs away from the ring!
Megan: (off mic) Not so fast Sailor Moon! You and Kitana over there stay in the ring!
SG1: Megan is gesturing for them to stay away from her! Stephanie and Azumi are about to go on the attack, but we’re several seconds from the arrival of competitor number six!
(‘Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rero Rero’ by Maximum The Hormone as Hinata Shinoda comes running out)
(SCREEN BAR: #6 – Hinata Shinoda)
SG1: Vintage Azumi is coming out and ready for a fight!
Gia: Cloud cracks her knuckles, but Azumi stops her. It looks like Break Heart wants to do the honors. She’s getting into a fighting stance as Hinata slides into the ring! ROUNDHOUSE TO THE SIDE OF HINATA’S HEAD! Azumi turns her around and grabs her wrist!
Gia: ELBOW SMASH! HINATA IS KNOCKED OUT THE RING WITH THE STAR PLATINUM SMASH! HINATA IS LAID OUT!
Jasmine: Hinata Shinoda has been eliminated!
Crowd: BE-GONE THOT! BE-GONE THOT! BE-GONE THOT!
SG1: Stephanie Matsuda’s actually laughing! She gives Azumi a fist bump and the two turn their attention to Megan who’s back in her seat! Hey, Jimmy’s back!
(Jimmy Wilde walks over to the barricade with a tray full of snacks and drinks. He’s wearing an ‘Everyday that Ends with Y is for The Boys’ shirt he got for 20% off at the t-shirt stand. Several fans take several bags of popcorn and drinks. Billy takes a bag of popcorn, Megan takes a drink, and SG1 takes her drink and hands Gia a pretzel.)
SG1: Just in case you get famished.
Gia: (sarcasm) How thoughtful.
SG1: Cloud and Azumi is looking at us in disbelief! Hey man, these Rampage matches go on for a while! Matsuda starts yelling at the Wild Boys, demanding they bring Megan back ASAP! Before Raine can react, Billy lifts her onto his shoulder! Megan’s kicking and screaming but Jimmy grabs her legs! Billy has her arms and the two carry her over to the side of the ring.
Billy: (off mic) Ready?
Jimmy: (off mic) Yep!
Megan: GET ME DOWN THIS INSTANT YOU CREEPS!
SG1: The Wild Boys swing Rain several times and TOSSES HER BACK INTO THE RING! Matsuda and Goto must have nothing but ‘good intentions’ on their minds judging from the smiles on their faces! Matsuda goes for a penalty kick but Megan rolls out the way! Megan’s on all fours, trying to crawl to the other side of the ring! Azumi’s right there to meet her! Megan slowly looks up, fearing the worst! She rolls out the way from Azumi’s stomp but Matsuda picks her up by the hair! Megan’s kicking and screaming! Reverse headbutt to Matsuda’s forehead! Azumi goes for a roundhouse – Megan ducks! AZMUI’S BOTT CATCHES MATSUDA ON THE CHIN! THE WAR QUEEN LOOKS LAID OUT! Megan rolls out underneath the ropes, and stares back in shock! Azumi Goto has knocked out Stephanie Matsuda by accident and now has a chance to prevent Cloud from winning her second Specialist Rampage!
Gia: It looks like she’s hesitating! I don’t think she wants to eliminate Cloud this way!
SG1: Well if she wants –
(“Jump Off” by Lil Kim plays as a very familiar blonde legend walks out waving at the fans…)
SG1: SHE’S HERE! THE ORIGINAL GOAT HAS RETURNED!
(SCREEN BAR: #7 – Jenny)
SG1: THE FIRST EVER VIXEN’S CHAMPION IS BACK IN EAW! THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET IN SHOCK! THE ROSE BOWL IS LOSING THEIR MIND AS AM I! THIS WAS ONE OF MY RIVALS BACK IN THE DAY!
Gia: Flannery did say she was going to surprise us! Jenny was the inaugural EAW Vixens champion, defeating Cassie on an episode of Showdown!
SG1: It feels like yesterday as the fans are welcoming her back!
(Jenny high fives various fans as she makes her way to the ring. Azumi cracks her knuckles and prepares herself to fight. Jenny smiles at Azumi and skips over to the steel steps, where Megan is standing nearby-)
SG1: JENNY JUST SUPERKICKED MEGAN RAINE! The Original Vixens Champion rolls the Specialist Champion into the ring and slides in! Azumi looks to join the fry, but a kneeling Cloud taps her on thigh! She gestures at Jenny and Azumi nods! Goto sneaks up from behind Jenny and whips her towards Matsuda! LAST SURPRISE SLING BLADE AND JENNY IS DOWN! Azumi picks up Megan! Raine scratches at Goto’s eyes! She follows up with a JUMPING DDT! Azumi is down for the count but Megan’s not finished there! She picks up Goto and whips her into the corner! Azumi slumps into a seated position – PROJECT RUNWAY! RAINE SCORES WITH THE RUNNING DOUBLE KNEES TO THE FACE!
Gia: Meanwhile Cloud and Jenny are going blow for blow, two former champions giving it their all! Jenny succeeds with a snapmare, but misses the basement dropkick on the rebound! Cloud counters with a buzzsaw kick but Jenny saw it coming! Matsuda lures her in with a Japanese armdrag! Jenny gets back to her feet, holding her back! EAT DEFEAT! CLOUD’S FOOT CONNECTS WITH JENNY’S HEAD AS SHE HITS THE EAT DEFEAT! She picks up the first Vixens Champion and tosses her out! Jenny’s holding on to the ropes, kicking wildly! Cloud’s trying to kick her to the floor, but Jenny’s resisting defeat with every ounce of fight she has left!
(“Breakdown” by Lady of Rage plays as La Diva walks out…with a ladder!?)
SG1/Gia: What the hell!?
(SCREEN BAR: #8 – La Diva)
SG1: La Diva looks like she’s ready for business…but she has a ladder with her! Does she even know what match she’s in?
Gia: The Wild Boys are approaching her, asking why she has a ladder. La Diva’s pointing above the ring, but it looks like she’s realizing what’s going on!
La Diva: (off mic) Where’s the belt? We’re having a Special Ladder match, no?
Billy: (off mic) Oh you’re special alright…
Jimmy: Hmm. You know what? You’re right! We ARE having a ladder match! We just for got the belt! Go get ‘em champ!
Gia: Jimmy pats La Diva on the shoulder and even helps her bring the ladder into the ring! Cloud is confused by these actions, but the Wild Boys throw up a thumbs up! Jenny manages to climb back into the ring, hitting Cloud from behind with a double axe handle! La Diva attempts to lift the ladder but gets hit with a sliding forearm from Azumi! While Goto is preoccupied with La Diva, Megan lifts the ladder, and CHARGES AT MATSUDA! CLOUD DUCKS! Jenny counters with a drop toehold and Megan trips, causing the ladder to fall outside the ring! Before Jenny could capitalize, Megan rolls back outside! She’s trying to go for the ladder, but the Wild Boys are preventing her from going any further! Megan’s trying to walk past them, but they roll her back into the ring!
SG1: Cloud reacts well to her students’ peace offering and lifts Megan in a package piledriver position…SPECIAL DELIVERY! RAINE land’s straight on her head! La Diva and Jenny are going at it as Azumi slides outside! She motions for the Wild Boys to move out the way. They look at Matsuda, who gives them the okay! Azumi slides the ladder back into the ring and sets it up. Lad Dvia goes for the ladder – LAST SURPRISE BY CLOUD! Jenny tries to go for the ladder as Azumi starts to climb – Pele kick by Matsuda! Cloud stomps on Megan for good measure as Azumi climbs all the way to the top of the ladder! She’s perched with her back turned to Meganj Raine! There’s nothing to grab up top, why is she risking it all!? A sold out crowd of over 90,000 are on their feet! Cloud shouts to her that it’s all clear and Goto takes flight! FINAL VENT MOONSAULT! AZUMI FLOATS LIKE A FEATHER LANDS RIGHT ON TOP OF MEGAN RAINE! Insult to injury from the Unbreakable one!
Gia: That was definitely payback from losing the Specialist ladder match! We’re now seconds away from number nine!
(“Red Fraction” by Mell plays as Revy walks out with a can of beer. She cracks open the can and downs it before heading to the ring)
(SCREEN BAR: #9 – Revy)
SG1: The Numba #1 Stunna herself, Revy is on her way to the ring! Before Azumi or Stephanie could react, Revy’s already in the ring, giving hell! She tackles Cloud to the mat and is unloading punch after punch on her! She takes a can from her pocket and knocks the Wra Queen silly! Azumi tries to interfere! Revy opens the can, spraying beer in Goto’s eyes – RECOIL! REVY HITS THE RECOIL STUNNER AND AZUMI IS OUT! Cloud gets to her feet – RECOIL! Cloud flops across the ring like a rag doll! Jenny is up and goes for a clothesline – Revy ducks and springboard from the ropes – RECOIL! Jenny is laid out again! La Diva tries to grabbed the ladder! Revy spins her around! Kick to the gut! RECOI! RECOIL! The Trigger Happy Ace of Spades is handing out stunners like she’s Oprah!
Gia: Megan is the only left. The Storm gets up on one knee as Revy hits the ropes – SHINING RED! THE SINGLE LEG DROP KICK FINDS ITS MARK! Revy picks up her beer can and downs it in one gulp! The Rose Bowl has a case of Brillant Brawler fever tonight!
Crowd: NUM-BA ONE STUN-NA! NUM-BA ONE STUN-NA! NUM-BA ONE STUN-NA!
SG1: Revy has successfully knocked out everyone in the ring, but she needs to start throwing bodies over the ropes if she wants to be the next Specialist Champion! The Ace of Spades has her eyes on Matsuda as she lifts her up! She leans Matsuda against the ropes and runs to the opposite side of the ring! She bounces off the ropes- wait! Billy Wilde has Revy’s foot! Revy’s trying to shake him off! Jimmy Wilde’s grabbing her other foot! If you recall, The Wild Boys had an ongoing feud with Revy’s “brother” Moongoose McQueen! Nothing would please them more than causing an upset for the McQueen clan here tonight! Revy tries to stay balanced, but she falls face forward on the mat! The Wild Boys pull her from under the ropes!
Gia: RECOIL! Revy just kicked the guy of Billy Wilde and stunned him! Jimmy’s in disbelief! ANOTHER RECOIL! RECOIL! Jimmy’s now another victim in Revy’s rogues gallery! Revy rolls back into the ring! She takes the ladder and tosses it outside the ring! The Brilliant Brawler walks to the middle of the ring and awaits her next opponent!
(“Roll with Me” by Charli XCX plays as Andrea Valentine runs out with pure determination on her face)
(SCREEN BAR: #10 – Andrea Valentine)
SG1: We’re halfway through this Specialist Rampage and Andrea Valentine is on her way to the ring! Revy has eyes on the blonde bombshell as she slides into the ring! Andrea evades the outside crescent kick an counters with a hurricanrana! Revy gets to the feet – springboard armdrag! The Ace of Spades is trying to find an answer to Andrea’s attacks, but all those Recoils must have slowed her down! Revy tries to close in and Andrea bites! TILT-A-WHIRL DDT!
Gia: All I saw was a wonder wheel of blonde spinning mid-air! That’s the thing about these rampages – there’s so much pressure to be ready to take on the next opponent that sometimes you can psych yourself out! The opposing side usually holds the advantage! Andrea picks up Revy and whips her to the corner! Andrea charges forward – handspring back elbow! Flawless agility from Valentine! It doesn’t look like she’s finished with Revy as she lifts her opponent to the top turnbuckle! Andrea climbs out onto the apron and climbs to the top rope! It looks like she’s going for a sunset flip powerbomb! Wait! Megan Raine is back up! She’s sneaking under Revy! Andera has no idea she’s DOUBLE POWERBOMB BY MEGAN RAINE! Once Andrea flipped over halfway, she found herself in an inescapable situation!
(Instant replay shows Megan Raine sneaking under Revy and throwing her down for a powerbomb with Andrea on top of her, thus driving them both down to the mat.)
Crowd: YES! YES! YES!
SG1: All three women joined their brethren on the mat, running on empty! How much left do these women have in the tank?
(“Fuck Love” by Iggy Azalea plays as Nicolette Lyons runs out, eager to take advantage of the situation at hand)
(SCREEN BAR: #11 Nicolette Lyons)
Gia: Empire’s resident bad girl is now in the ring and is eager to clean house! Lyons target La Diva first – BUT LA DIVA COUNTERS WITH AN ENZUIGIRI! Nicolette gets to her feet – FRONT DROPKICK BY THE EBONY LIUCHADORA! The fans are cheering her on as she makes a stand! Azumi Goto, Jenny, and Stephanie Matsuda are slowly getting back to their feet, still stunned from Revy’s signature finisher. La Diva raises a fist in the air and points at a kneeling Matsuda! She runs at the War Queen with a lariat of her own – BACK BODY DROP COUNTER BY CLOUD! LA DIVA lands on the apron! PELE KICK BY MATSUDA! LA DIVA FLIES OFF THE APRON AND HITS THE FLOOR!
Jasmine: La Diva has been eliminated!
SG1: Cloud has eliminated her third opponent and one would think all eyes should be on her!
Gia: I agree, SG1! She’s putting on a performance of a lifetime! She and Megan Raine has been in this match for quite some time, but one has to wonder – how much longer can they hold out against tougher opponents?
SG1: Let’s not forget about Azumi Goto who’s chopping the life out of Nicolette at the present moment, knocking the heiress into a corner! She’s unleashing her machine gun elbow strikes onto Nicolette’s head like a mad woman possessed!
Azumi: ORA! ORA! ORA! ORA!
SG1: 9! 10! 11! 12! 13! 14! Azumi is rearing back…ROARING ELBOW TO THE HEAD OF NICOLETTE LYONS! The Young Lioness Showcase winner is knocked out, slumped in the corner! Jenny’s attempts a sneak attack! Azumi dodges out the way and pushes her onto the ring aporn! Jenny knocks her back! SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICK AND GOTO’S FLAME IS SNUFFED OUT JUST LIKE THAT – Wait! Azumi kip-ups to her feet! She’s hitting her chest! She wants more where that came from! Jenny slaps Azumi across the chest!
Gia: Azumi fires back with a slap of her own!
SG1: Jenny strikes back!
Gia: AZUMI! She hits another slap! A third one! A fourth! Kick to the thigh! She pulls Jenny in with a front facelock! MICHINOKU DRIVER! Jenny slips out from behind! She wraps her arms around Goto’s waist! Azumi counters, but Jenny pushes her away!
(“Sora ni Uteaba” by Amazarashi plays as Sakuya comes wearing only her ring attire. She pats her elbow a few times and points it at the ring)
(SCREEN BAR: #12 – Sakuya Goto)
SG1: Sakuya goto, sister of Azumi and kouhai of Stephanie Matsuda is making her way to the ring!
Gia: Kouhai is like a junior, right?
SG1: Something like that, I guess. Anywho, Jenny and Azumi are still going at it as everyone else is gathering their bearings while focused on each other! Jenny hits Azumi in the thigh! She follows up with a kick to the guy! DDT! Azumi’s head was crushed into the canvas! Jenny is trying to lift her up to oss her out the ring – Azumi pushes Jenny towards the ropes! Goto tries to capitalize, but she falls on all fours! She’s taken too much of a beaten tonight and –
Gia: POETRY IN MOTION! CLOUD FLIES OFF AZUMI’S BACK AND KNOCKS JENNY OUT OF THE RING WITH A SPINNING WHEEL KICK FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!
Jasmine: Jenny has been eliminated!
Gia: The first ever Vixen’s Champion, the first female title holder in EAW has been kicked out the ring by the first ever female rampage winner! Cloud smiles at Jenny while making a title belt gesture around her waist! She wanted Jenny to know that she wasn’t the only former champion in the house!
SG1: Also, that could be a hint that we’ll be seeing a new world champion soon.
Gia: Sakura climbs into the ring and salutes at Azumi and Stephanie, who nods in return. Now all three JET alumni are standing back to back to back, ready to fight everyone else! IT’S JET VS THE WORLD HERE AT THE GRAND RAMPAGE! Revy goes at it with Matsuda! Andrea attacks Azumi! Nicolette ties up with Sakuya! Megan’s taking to time to recover in the corner!
SG1: Now we have got ourselves a RAMPAGE! The Empire roster is throwing hands with one another, each trying to get an edge over the other! Meanwhile, we got ourselves another countdown!
(“Hall of Fame” by The Script plays as another familiar blonde walks out to a standing ovation…)
SG1: OH MY GOD! SHE’S HERE TOO! IT’S HER! THE GOAT OF GOATS!
Gia: She looks familiar…
(SCREEN BAR: #13 – Sabina)
SG1: IT’S SABINA! THE FIRST FEMALE EAW HALL OF FAMER! THE FORMER THREE-TIME VIXEN’S CHAMPION! She wants a shot at the Specialist Championship!
Gia: It looks like Sabina is wasting no time getting into the action! She slides into the ring and goes straight for Megan Raine!
SG1: Megan Raine is not backing down as she lays into Sabina with fists of fury! Revy has has Matsuda in the corner, attempting to stomp a hole through her! Sakuya has nothing but forearms and elbows for Nicolette Lyons! Azumi is trying to wear down Andrea with rest holds, but she counters every hold Azumi tries to apply on her – fortunately for Azumi she’s able to do the same! Each woman has someone they’re preoccupied with! We’ve been past the halfway point for this match, but yet only five women were eliminated!
Gia: It just goes to show you how dedicated each woman is to becoming the next Specialist Champion! As for Megan Raine, she has to do everything in her power to retain against the fifteen other women left in this match!
SG1: It looks like Megan Raine is trying to do her best to eliminate Sabina, who fights back with several forearms! She needs to get away from the ropes or she’ll find herself in the same boat as her fellow OG Jenny!
Gia: I have to agree! Meanwhile, we have Matsuda trying to block Revy’s vicious assault of stomps! Wait! Matsuda catches Revy’s leg! She pushes The Brilliant Brawler back, and gets to her feet! Stephanie catches the kick to the gut attempt! EXPLODER SUPLEX TO THE CORNER! THE BACK OF REVY’S HEAD SLAMMED AGAINST THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE! Oh my god, is she even conscious!?
SG1: I doubt Matsuda is even concerned in the slightest! She’s observing the battlefield, seeing which one of her JET allies she should provide assistance to!
(The arena turns dark, as an unfamiliar theme starts to play…)
‘IF SHE AIN’T FUCKING, SHE GOT TO GO’
‘TELL HER DON’T WASTE MY TIME’
‘POLICE WANT TO STOP ME SEARCH MY CLOTHES’
‘TELL ‘EM DON’T WASTE MY TIME’
‘IF IT AIN’T MONEY INVOLVED, I’M NOT INVOLVED’
‘TELL EM DON’T WASTE MY TIME’
(A dark haired woman whose body is covered in tattoos walks out from the back as “Don’t Waste My Time” by Krept & Konan plays…)
(SCREEN BAR: #14 – Lexi Sheckler)
Gia: Who the hell this this!?
SG1: What the hell is she doing here?
Gia: You know who she is?
SG1: Nothing’s good is going to come out of this…
(The raven haired beauty known as Lexi Sheckler makes her way towards the ring as fans who know her begin to chant the hook her theme. Everyone in the ring stops what they’re doing except for Megan Raine who throws a distracted Sabina out the ring)
Jasmine Peyton: Sabina has been eliminated!
Gia: It looks like this Sheckler woman got a kick out of Sabina’s elimination. Is it just me, or is her eyes only on one person in that ring…?
(Lexi climbs into the ring and walks to the center…with her eyes on Stephanie Matsuda. Cloud walks away from Revy to meet Lexi in the middle of the ring.)
Lexi: (off mic) Heh, so you’re the ‘Iconic War Queen’?
Everyone Else: …
Gia: MATSUDA’S TEMPER FLARED AS SHE AND LEXI IMMEDIATELY START FIRING OFF SHOTS AT EACH OTHER! So much for a civil discussion!
SG1: Matsuda isn’t stupid. She knew what that look was in Lexi’s eyes…
Gia: And that look was…?
SG1: Murderous intent.
Gia: Matsuda and Sheckler are still trading blows, each woman refusing to buckle under the other! Everyone else resumes what they’re doing as another countdown begins! I’m surprise that much time has passed!
(“Disconnected” by VERIDIA as a white haired young woman comes out, pumping her fist. She looks a lot like…)
(SCREEN BAR: #15 – Candice Blair Ava)
SG1: There’s more of them!?
Gia: It looks like it. She’s wasting no time going into the ring and goes straight for Megan Raine! The Specialist Champion has barely any time to defend herself as Candice fires kick after kick, punch after punch! SHOOT KICK! She calls that the CANDY KICK! Megan falls over the top, but is holding on to the ropes! Candice is about to finish the job, but Matsuda is knocked into her, courtesy of an elbow shot from Sheckler! Candice pushes Matsuda away from her, but Megan is back in the ring!
SG1: Meanwhile Azumi is finishing what Cloud started by firing off a series of kicks and elbows to Revy in the corner! She’s trying to keep her grounded! Nicolette caught Andrea off guard with a chop block, almost knocking her out of the ring! Andrea bounces back from the ropes and connects with a single leg drop kick!
Gia: It’s PURE PANDEMONIUM IN THE RING RIGHT NOW! I can barely keep track of who’s fighting who! Cloud and Lexi are trading blows all across the ring! Azumi is trying to get Revy out of the ring! Nicolette is working on Andrea’s leg with a dragon screw! We have another countdown coming up!
(“Flashbacks’ by Emika plays as Jael Arcana-Rosario comes running out)
(SCREEN BAR: #16 – Jael Arcana-Rosario)
SG1: We have one of two members of the Crowe’s Nest entering the ring! She wastes no time sliding in! She has her sights set on Candice Blair Ava! She spins the younger Ava around! Kick to the gut! She lifts her up in a Crucifix Powerbomb position starts running…STIGMATA TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! CANDICE BLAIR AVA LANDS ON THE FLOOR WITH A THUD! Jael dusts off her hands and starts attacking Andrea with Nicolette’s help!
Jasmine Peyton: Candice Blair Ava has been eliminated!
Gia: Wow! If I didn’t know any better, I would say that Jael had her sights set on Candice before she even came out here!
SG1: It’s the trademark of the Crowe’s Nest – to eliminate any threat necessary. You saw what they did to the previous Women’s World Champion! Now Jael and Nicolette has their boots on Andrea’s neck, choking the life out of her! Lexi and Cloud are still going blow for blow while Revy has begun a successful counter attack on Azumi! SHINING RED! GOTO IS LAID OUT FROM THE SINGLE LEG DROP KICK FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!
(“Born to Die” by Sidewalks and Skeletons play as Chelsea Crowe comes running out)
(SCREEN BAR: #17 – Chelsea Crowe)
SG1: It’s the leader of the Crowe’s Nest herself! Chelsea Crowe has made it apparent that she will come out of this the victor!
Gia: One must wonder what would happen if she and Jael are the only ones left standing?
SG1: I’m not going to lie – I’m very curious about that outcome. Before Chelsea goes into the ring, she folds up a steel chair and slams it against the ring post for good measure! The refs are trying to prevent her from entering the Rampage with a weapon, but it’s too late! Chelsea slides in with the chair! She hits Azumi Goto over the head! Revy across the back! She stares at Steohanie and Lexi and decides to leave them alone. She tosses Jael the chair and SMASHES ANDREA OVER THE HEAD WITH IT! Nicolette is laughing! She’s enjoying the carnage the Crowe’s Nest has implemented upon the ring – SUPER KICK OUT OF NOWHERE BY SAKUYA GOTO! NICOLETTE GOES FALLING OVER THE TOP!
Jasmine: Nicolette Lyons has been eliminated!
Gia: Payback for that loss at Iconic Cup!
Gia: Sakuya isn’t finished! She starts firing off shots at Jael before she has a chance to strike with the chair! Chelsea attacks sakuya from behind! Both Crowe’s Nest members are stomping on the small pirate who has no choice but to cover herself! Her allies are too busy to help! Cloud and Lexi are at each other’s throats! Azumi is trying to recover, but Revy beat her to the punch and is now punishing her with several vicious mounted punches!
(“Youngblood” plays as Rachelle Savetta comes running out)
(SCREEN BAR: #18 – Rachelle Savetta)
SG1: Rachelle has expressed interest in facing off with Revy in her Stunner Challenge!
Gia: Well, Rachelle has the opportunity to capitalize on that now that she’s in the ring-
SG1: RECOIL!! RECOIL STUNNER! RACHELLE SAVETTA STUMBLES OVER THE ROPES! REVY CAME FOR RACHELLE THE MOMENT SHE GOT INTO THE RING!
Gia: Now the Ace of Spades is giving her a double middle finger!
Jasmine: Rachelle Savetta has been eliminated!
SG1: We’re seeing some fairly quick eliminations every now and then
Gia: This match is very serious for these women! Being Specialist Champion is one step closer to the top! Because of recent events, it’s set in stone for anyone to step up to the plate!
SG1: Judging by the way everyone’s going at it, I’m not surprised! Jael and Chelsea are working on both Sakuya and Andrea! Cloud has Lexi in the corner, delivering rapid fire kicks to the chest! Revy turned her attention back to Azumi who’s now back on her feet, fighting back! Nobody is giving the other an inch! Megan has found a way to avoid the carnage to catch her breath!
Gia: Well she’s about to have her hands full in a moment…
(“Off with Her Head” by Icon for Hire plays as Ms. Extreme herself, Camille Jane Ava runs out to the ring)
SG1: ANOTHER ONE!?
Gia: Looks like it! It’s Avamania tonight!
SG1: Ms. Extreme looks PISSED! She’s out for revenge as she slides into the ring – SUPERKICK BY MEGAN RAINE AND MS. EXTREME GOES BACK OUT!
Megan: (yells) NO! NO MORE AVAS! I’M SICK AND TIRED OF EACH AND EVERYONE ONE OF YOU! NOPE! NO. MORE. AVAS!
Jasmine: Ms. Extreme has been eliminated!
SG1: Wow! It looks like Megan doesn’t like dealing with any of the Ava sisters!
Gia: You would think once she was done with her rivalry with Consuela, she wouldn’t have to worry about such things.
SG1: Flannery did say there would be some surprises tonight! Speaking of which, it looks like Stephanie Matsuda has Lexi Sheckler against the ropes! It looks like she’ll get rid of this woman who has had it out for her the moment she entered the ring!
Cloud: (yells) STAY WOKE!
SG1: STEPHANIE CONNECTS WITH A SLAP ACROSS THE FACE OF LEXI SHECKLER! The pale faced woman’s body almost flips over the ropes from the impact – WAIT! Lexi Sheckler has her legs around Matsuda’s neck! She flips her over with a rope-assisted frankensteiner and both women go tumbling out the ring!
Jasmine: Stephanie Matsuda and Lexi Sheckler has been eliminated!
Gia: Wow! I’m in complete shock, SG1! Stephanie was one of the favorites to win, and Lexi countered with an attack that got them both eliminated!
SG1: Oddly enough, it doesn’t look like it bothers Lexi Sheckler at all! She’s laughing at Matsuda as she walks away to the back, as if this is what she wanted all along!
Gia: Matsuda almost seems a little bit amused herself! I think she realizes that they haven’t seen the last of one another. Cloud summons the Wild Boys and they make their way to the back as the final countdown begins!
(“Raise Hell” by Dorothy plays as Daisy Thrash comes running ot, pumping her fist)
(SCREEN BAR: #20 – Daisy Thrash)
SG1: And here we are! Last but not least, Daisy Thrash!
Gia: Judging by her words of confidence this week, she feels like her placement gives her a huge advantage, though the ring is still quite crowded!
SG1: Daisy wastes no time sliding into the ring and immediately starts fighting with Jael! Chelsea runs over to help her comrade! BIG BOOT TO Daisy, knocking her down! Jael lifts Andrea, and TOSSES HER OUT THE RING!
Jasmine: Andrea Valentine has been eliminated!
Gia: The teamwork of the Crowe’s Nest is beginning to pay off in spades! Meanwhile Revy is getting the best of Sakuya! RECOIL! Sakuya is stunned out of the ring!
Jasmine: Sakuya Goto has been eliminated!
SG1: Daisy tries to get her dukes in! Revy ducks under the clothesline attempt! RECOIL! Daisy falls out of the ring! REVY IS ON A RAMPAGE! No pun intended!
Jasmine: Daisy Thrash has been eliminated!
Gia: With all the madness that’s going about Jael and Chelsea are trying to gain control over the match! Azumi Gotocomes out of nowhere with a charging elbow smash! Chelsea evades the attack but Jael gets it and goes tumbling out the ring!
Jasmine: Jael Arcana-Rosario has been eliminated!
SG1: Chelsea is trying to stay clear of an enraged Azumi Goto who is trying to avenge her sister! Azumi goes for her MURAMASA SPIN KICK! Chelsea ducks! THE KICK CONNECTS WITH MEGAN! MEGAN RAINE WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION! THE CHAMP HAS FALLEN OUT OF THE RING! SHE’S ELIMINATED! WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A NEW SPECIALIST CHAMPION!
Jasmine: Megan Raine has been eliminated!
Gia: Azumi is ON FIRE! She’s not stopping! Chelsea’s trying to keep a safe distance between the two – REVY WITH THE RECOIL – AZUMI EVADES THE ATTACK! STAR PLATINUM SMASH! STAR PLATINUM SMASH! REVY IS KNOCKED OUT OF THE RING! REVY IS ELIMINATED!
Jasmine: Revy has been eliminated!
SG1: After a terrific performance, Revy has fallen short of her first Specialist win! Meanwhile, Azumi is dead set on attacking Chelsea, who’s dodging every punch and kick that’s being thrown at her! Chelsea’s trying to find an opening, some way to interrupt Azumi’s offense! Chelsea narrowly avoids the spinning backfist! CHELSEA SMILE! CHELSEA SMILE! Chelsea hits the knee drop face buster to stun Azumi! LITTLE DEATH! THE FEIGN SUPERKICK AND AZUMI GOTO HAS FALLEN! SHE’S BEEN KNOCKED OUT OF THE RING! WE HAVE A NEW SPECIALIST CHAMPION!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Born to Die by Sidewalks and Skeletons play as Chelsea Crowe falls down, exhausted from fighting with Azumi)
Jasmine: Your winner, last woman standing, and NEEEEEWWWWWWW SPECIALIST CHAMPION….CHELSEA! CROWE!
Gia: Well, looks like The Crowe’s Nest has something to celebrate after all…
SG1: Regardless of how you feel about her, Chelsea set out to do what she said she would do…and actually accomplished it! Azumi had put on one hell of an iron woman performance, but it’s The Black Heart that ‘broke’ the Break Heart!
(Chelsea is given the Specialist Championship as Jael rolls into the ring and celebrates with her stablemate. Braxton DeVil, Chelsea’s manager is going around, handing out ‘#ChelseaBetter’ T-shirts)
( 15 MINUTE INTERMISSION )
( 15 MINUTE INTERMISSION )
(Video package of matches in the Gold Rush Tournament appears on the screen before highlights of Oasis and Darkane’s career are shown)
Ring Announcer: The following match, per the choosing of Darkane, will be contested under FIRST BLOOD RULES…
Mercer: First Blood! Whatddya know?
Ring Announcer: … AND WILL DETERMINE THE 2018 GOLD RUSH TOURNAMENT WINNER!
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar hits as Scott Oasis walks down to the ring)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, from Baltimore, Maryland, weighing in at 270 pounds… SCOTTT OASIS!!!!
Mercer: Many have called Oasis a favorite. He’s looking to get back to those World Championship dreams and tonight is a perfect opportunity to catapult himself right there.
(“Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus hits as Darkane walks down the ramp)
RA: And his opponent, from New Orleans, Louisiana, weighing in at 240 pounds… DARKANEEEEEE!!!!
Stew: Darkane has been the dark horse all along. Tonight he sets out to prove why he’s EAW’s next major main event player!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Stew: This match is underway! AND RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE SCOTT OASIS CHARGES TOWARD DARKANE, AND A HOCKEY FIGHT BREAKS OUT BETWEEN THE TWO FIERCE COMPETITORS! SCOTT IS THROWING LEFTS AND RIGHTS, DARKANE IS THROWING LEFTS AND RIGHTS, AND IN THE EARLY GOING IT SEEMS DARKANE HAS GAINED THE UPPER-HAND ON SCOTT OASIS! DARKANE IS BASHING INTO THE SKULL OF OASIS, LEFTS AND RIGHTS FLYING INTO HIS CRANIUM AS OASIS STAGGERS BACK, HIS BACK BRUSHING AGAINST THE ROPES, AND NOW DARKANE WITH A STRANGLEHOLD ON HIS HAND IRISH WHIPS OASIS OFF THE ROPES, FINDING HIM ON THE REBOUND FOR A RUNNING KNEE TO THE GUT, FLOORING HIM IN THE PROCESS AS OASIS TUMBLES DOWN TO THE MAT! THE CROWD IS HOT FOR THIS!
Mercer: You’re right about that! They’re soaking this all in as Darkane grips Scott Oasis back up to his feet by the neck, SLAPPING him in the mouth! AND SCOTT OASIS REACTS IN A VIOLENT FURY, CHARGING FORWARD AND SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTING A TAKEDOWN ON DARKANE, CONNECTING WITH CLUBBING PUNCHES TO THE FACE! AND THE REFEREE IS ENCOURAGING HIM NOT TO USE CLOSED FISTS, BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER! OASIS IS WAILING AWAY AT DARKANE WHO CAN ONLY PUT HIS FOREARMS UP TO DEFEND HIMSELF, BUT THE PAIN WILL EVENTUALLY SETTLE IN AND HE’LL BE HELPLESS TO STOP THIS BEAST OF A MAN GROUNDING HIM RIGHT NOW!
Stew: BUT DARKANE TURNS SCOTT OVER! DARKANE SOMEHOW MUSTERS THE STRENGTH TO MANEUVER HIS BODY OUT OF THE MERCILESS CLUTCHES OF OASIS, PINNING HIM DOWN AND CONNECTING WITH A VIOLENT FLURRY OF KNEE SHOTS TO THE STERNUM! DARKANE IS CAVING SCOTT’S STERNUM IN, TRYING TO DRAW BLOOD FROM ONE OF THE MORE UNLIKELY AREAS, AND SCOTT DIAMOND WITH A HEADBUTT! HEADBUTT! THIS HASN’T BEEN A TECHNICAL WRESTLING MATCH IN THE EARLY GOING, IT’S BEEN AN ALL-OUT BRAWL!
Mercer: That headbutt forces Darkane to stagger back, covering his head! Is he bleeding?! NO! Darkane is still in this match, and Scott Oasis rises to his feet, regaining a vertical base and now gripping Darkane in a waistlock, and a GERMAN SUPLEX! NO! BEFORE OASIS CAN EXECUTE THE GERMAN SUPLEX, IT’S DARKANE WITH STIFF ELBOWS TO THE JAW OF SCOTT OASIS, FORCING HIMSELF OUT OF THE WAISTLOCK — AND OASIS CHARGES FORWARD AS DARKANE TURNS AROUND — DASHING INTO HIS FOE FOR A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT, BUT DARKANE WITH A DROP TOEHOLD PLANTS OASIS FACE-FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE! LET’S GET A CLOSE-UP OF SCOTT OASIS’S FACE AFTER THAT DEVASTATING FALL! IS HE BLEEDING FROM THE FOREHEAD?
(Camera closes in on Scott Oasis’s face, appearing red but not bleeding)
Stew: OASIS IS STILL IN THIS! HE’S NOT BLEEDING YET! DARKANE IS NOW GRIPPING OASIS BY THE NECK, SLAMMING IT UP AGAINST THE MAT VIOLENTLY, TRYING TO DRAW THE BLOOD OF OASIS, BUT TO NO AVAIL! OASIS IS A TOUGH COOKIE TO CRACK AND HE’S PROVING THAT TONIGHT! DARKANE IS NOW LOOKING FOR THE ROPES, HE’S CLIMBING THE ROPES, AND HE’S UP ON THE TOP ROPE! WOW! WHAT COULD HE BE THINKING HERE? DARKANE LEAPS AND IT’S A FLYING BOOT STOMP ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF SCOTT OASIS! BAH GAWD!
Mercer: BUT OASIS MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND! OASIS MANAGED TO ESCAPE CERTAIN DEFEAT AND A PROBABLE CONCUSSION RIGHT THERE, BUT NOT ONLY THAT, DARKANE SEEMS TO HAVE TWEAKED HIS FOOT AS HE LANDED! DARKANE IS HOBBLING AROUND NOW, CLUTCHING AT HIS FOOT, AND SPEAK OF THE DEVIL! SCOTT OASIS IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND HE SPEARS DARKANE AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES, FOLLOWING THAT UP WIT HA SERIES OF HEADBUTTS TO THE MIDSECTION! YOU CAN HEAR THE GASPS ESCAPING FROM THE MOUTH OF DARKANE AS SCOTT OASIS PUMMELS DARKANE IN THE CORNER! AND NOW DARKANE, TRYING TO DEFEND HIMSELF, FORCES HIS HANDS TOGETHER AND CONNECTS WITH A FOREARM SMASH TO THE BACK OF SCOTT OASIS! OASIS SEEMS COMPLETELY UNAFFECTED, UNDETERRED, AS HE PUMMELS HIS HEAD AND SHOULDER INTO THE MIDSECTION OF DARKANE ONCE MORE!
Stew: HE’S JUST A BEAST, MERCER! Oasis now gains some distance, separating himself from Mercer, but is that really such a wise move? Oasis catches his breath, exhales, and charges wildly into the corner at the turnbuckle-brushed Darkane — BUT DARKANE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! OASIS IS LABORING! AND NOW DARKANE LAUNCHES HIMSELF AT OASIS WHO HAS HIS BACK TURNED — A KICK TO THE BACK OF SCOTT OASIS! THAT SENDS HIM LURCHING FORWARD AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE, COLLIDING SHOULDER-FIRST INTO IT! OASIS STILL ISN’T DOWN AS HE NOW STAGGERS BACK, BUT WHAT’S THIS?? DARKANE IS UP TO SOMETHING! DARKANE IS PULLING THE COVER OFF THE TURNBUCKLE, HE’S UNTYING IT, AND IT’S UNDONE! THE TURNBUCKLE IS NOW COMPLETELY BARE, EXPOSED! AND DARKANE IMMEDIATELY GRABS OASIS BY THE NAPE OF HIS NECK, TAKING HIM FORWARD — BUT OASIS BASHES HIS ELBOW INTO THE STOMACH OF DARKANE, CREATING SOME DISTANCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM! AND NOW OASIS SEES THE EXPOSE TURNBUCKLE, GRABBING DARKANE BY THE BACK OF THE NECK AND LAUNCHING HIM FORWARD — FACE-FIRST — INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE!
Mercer: NO! DARKANE BLOCKS IT WITH HIS LEG, CONNECTING WITH A STIFF KICK TO THE CALF OF SCOTT OASIS — AND PLANTING HIM FACE-FIRST INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE! DARKANE JUST TOOK OASIS BY THE BACK OF THE NECK AND DID HIM IN RIGHT THERE!
Stew: AND OASIS IS BLEEDING! OASIS IS BLEEDING PROFUSELY FROM HIS FOREHEAD AFTER BEING LAUNCHED INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE! THIS MATCH IS OVER! WOW! DARKANE WINS THE GOLD RUSH TOURNAMENT!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus blares over the arena’s speakers as the referee raises Darkane’s arm. Scott Oasis is laid out, bleeding from the forehead)
Ring Announcer: The winner of this match as a result of drawing first blood… AND THE WINNER OF THE 2018 GOLD RUSH TOURNAMENT… DARKANNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
Stew: Wow! I can’t believe it! Darkane really did it. He and Oasis were going tit for tat from start to finisher, a completely ugly, old-fashioned brawl of a match, and it ends with Darkane being crowned the 2018 Gold Rush Tournament winner! Amazing!
Mercer: I just wonder when Darkane is going to make use of this golden opportunity. Fortune favors the bold, as they say. And as for Oasis? What a crushing L for him!
( PAIN FOR PRIDE TEASER # 2 – featuring the song “High” by Sir Sly, shows off the festivities and fan involvement of Pain for Pride as well as the festival atmosphere soon to come. It runs down some of the features of PFP Festival including camping pods, rides & attractions, musical acts, guest stars and more! )
(Chris Elite vs Finnegan Wakefield video package plays)
( Return to the “Rose Bowl”, with the packed stadium even more excited as the evening progresses, and the sun starts to go down. We see Rebecca Sawyer standing in the middle of the ring. )
Rebecca Sawyer: The Following contest is for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Rebecca Sawyer: And is for the EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!
(“Morning Glory” hits the PA system as the crowd explodes before anyone even steps through the curtain! Finnegan Wakefield steps onto the stage with a huge amount of confidence as he looks out at the arena full of people chanting his name. He pops the collar on his jacket and walks down the ramp, hyping up the crowd and slapping high-fives with fans along the way.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Introducing the Challenger!… From Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England… WEIGHING IN AT 181 POUNDS… THE WRESTLING ARTIST, FFFFIIINNNNNEEEGGGAAANNN WAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKEEFFIIEEELLDD!!!
Nick Angel: Finnegan Wakefield seems absolutely unbothered as he walks toward the ring for what might be – not even might, what is IS his biggest match to date here in EAW. I suppose he doesn’t lack the right to feel good about himself heading into this with the wins he has racked up. The former New Breed Champion made a statement these past months by defeating three other top competitors to get a shot at the big one and following that defeated and got the blessing from a big named in Mstislav!
Kawajai: Finnegan Wakefield has leveled up in competition in a way unlike most. In a matter of a week he went from dropping the strap to getting right up there with Chris Elite for the World Heavyweight Championship, and despite Chris being a vet Finnegan Wakefield has made himself look like a believable threat to his reign! This should be interesting to watch as these two are at the top of their game right now with something to prove. Finnegan is coming off of being the second longest reigning New Breed Champion, but let’s not forget it was our Champion who beat the first one and he’s riding the momentum from that.
(As he gets to ringside, he then climbs the steps, wipes his feet on the apron and mounts the second turnbuckle and the top turnbuckle and points to the sky. He proceeds to jump into the ring and walks to the center of the squared circle with yet another finger to the sky. He backs off to his corner, doing wrist exercises.)
Kawajai: And now it is time for his opponent……
(“Morning Glory” fades out and “Lord Knows” by Meek Mill hits the PA system in its place to a thunderous response from the crowd. Chris Elite enters with the World Heavyweight Championship around his neck rocking it as if it was a chain. He makes his way down to the ring, stopping to take photos with fans. Big Mike is behind him but is stopped in his tracks due to Chris’ sudden halt. Chris turns to Big Mike and pats him on the back before exchanging a few words with him. Mike stops at the ramp and heads to the back smiling.)
Rebecca Sawyer: FROOOOOM BROOOOKLYN, NEW YORK!!!!!!!! WEIGHING IN AT 220 POUNDS… HE IS THE EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS, CCCHHHRRRRIIIIIISSSSS ELLLLLIIIIITTTEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
Kawajail: I can barely hear myself think, let alone speak right now! Chris Elite’s got the crowd going crazy just as much as Finnegan Wakefield did, if not more! The crowd is going to be pretty split this night!
Nick Angel: This guy scratched and clawed his way to the top, defeating what is arguably the greatest World Champion to ever walk the earth. The people have seen this guy grow from rags to riches, he may be arrogant, he may be a bit of an asshole, but you can not knock his hustle! Chris Elite is the perfect example of following a dream until it becomes true!
(Chris Elite makes his way into the ring, ignoring Finnegan at first.)
Kawajai: I must agree with you. He proudly says, “Wins and Losses made us bosses”. Chris Elite has taken so much on the chin and has worked with what he had to get here. But tonight I think it’s a different story. It’s not about the journey. It’s about maintaining the spot once you reach your destination. Is Chris Elite going to be a one hit wonder? Or Is Finnegan going to be put in his place?
Nick Angel: These two guys are here to steal the show and the crowd are on fire!
Kawajai: Without a doubt but even more than that can be stolen in this match. If the champ isn’t careful, Finnegan could very well steal his title.
Nick Angel: Well we will have to see about that as the referee takes away Chris Elite’s World Heavyweight Championship and raises it up high for both to see before passing it off. He signals for the bell!
(DING! DING! DING)
Mercer: This bout is underway! World Heavyweight Championship hopeful Finnegan Wakefield is circling Chris Elite, the champion, and now the challenger tries to initiate a tie-up, but only to be faked by Chris Elite who responds with a stiff kick to the back of Finnegan’s calf! Finnegan gasps in pain, and ANOTHER stiff kick to the back of the calf by Chris Elite to Finnegan Wakefield! Finnegan clutches at the back of his leg for the brief moment that he can, but soon after Chris Elite Irish whips him into the corner, running at the same pace as Finnegan and immediately connecting a clothesline as he’s turned around and backed into the corner! Chris Elite has him in a headlock position, now running forward and he’s going for the bulldog, but Finnegan Wakefield pushes Chris Elite off, and Elite’s temporarily blindsided as Finnegan runs forward and goes for a clothesline to the blind side of Elite — but Elite somehow has the awareness to sidestep the clothesline attempt despite not seeing it, FEELING the presence of Finnegan Wakefield in true World Heavyweight Champion fashion, and catches Finnegan before he manages to turn around…
Stew: GERMAN SUPLEX! He catches Finnegan and he connects with the German Suplex, releasing the suplex immediately and sending Finnegan flying, landing on his head almost! Chris Elite isn’t finished with Finnegan Wakefield just yet, as a less confident man might go for the pin immediately, but the World Heavyweight Champion YANKS Finnegan back up to his feet by the arm! Finnegan is groggy, Finnegan is fumbling around, the force of Chris Elite’s first German Suplex was simply too much for him, and now Chris Elite from behind with ANOTHER German Suplex! Chris Elite just NASTILY planted Finnegan Wakefield once again on the back of his head! Chris Elite is subjecting to Finnegan Wakefield to the role of being his personal Donkey of the Day, shoutout to Charlamagne! And NOW Chris Elite drops down for the cover on his opponent Finnegan Wakefield!
Ref: ONEEEEEEE!!!!…. TWOOOOOO!!!!…. THRRRRR
Mercer: But Finnegan manages to kick out! He’s a crafty competitor, that Finn, it’s how he’s made it this far — because of his SMARTS! Chris Elite may be the more agile, superior physical specimen, but if there’s one thing Finnegan Wakefield knows how to do, it’s get out of a sticky situation! If Finnegan is going to win this, it’s going to be because of his mental acumen, not because of his physical skills, that’s for sure! Have you seen that boy? He’s shaped like what some might call a “number two pencil” …
Stew: But he’s got fight in him! Elite is displeased with the kickout of Finn, smacking at his hands and gesturing at the referee that it was a three count, but it’s a moot point! Elite regains his composure and realizes this as Finnegan groggily rises to his feet with some assistance from Elite, and now Chris Elite darts off one end of the ring and meets Finnegan on the other for a Spinning Wheel Kick! BUT FINNEGAN DUCKS UNDER THE LEG OF CHRIS ELITE, AND FINNEGAN HAS HIM UP! NO! CHRIS ELITE MANEUVERS HIS WAY BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE AFTER FINNEGAN HAD CHRIS ELITE IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY, AND NOW FINNEGAN IS BACKED UP AGAINST THE ROPES! AND HE’S… He’s blowing a kiss at Chris Elite?! Chris Elite looks absolutely befuddled! This may be some sort of reverse psychology plan that Finnegan Wakefield has concocted in order to capture the World Heavyweight Championship, as Chris Elite charges forward at Finnegan, but Finn tugs on the top rope, sending Chris Elite over the ropes!
Mercer: BUT CHRIS ELITE HUNG ON! CHRIS ELITE CLINGING FOR DEAR LIFE ON THAT TOP ROPE, AND HE’S BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE ON THE RING APRON! FINNEGAN HAS NO IDEA, AND HERE COMES CHRIS ELITE WITH A SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK THAT ABSOLUTELY FLATTENS FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD! CHRIS ELITE COVERS FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD, HOOKING THE LEG FOR GOOD MEASURE!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE!!!!…. TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!….
Stew: BUT FINNEGAN KICKS OUT! WHAT A FIERY, RESILIENT — AND FLAMBOYANT — YOUNG COMPETITOR FINNEGAN IS! FINNEGAN DOES EVERYTHING HE DOES WITH STYLE AND CHRIS ELITE’S GOING TO HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO COMBAT THAT ACCORDINGLY! CHRIS ELITE BANGS HIS FISTS AGAINST THE MAT IN FRUSTRATION, AND NOW HE’S READYING SOMETHING MAJOR ON FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD AS HE WAITS FOR HIM TO RISE TO HIS FEET, STALKING HIM IN THE CORNER, AND FINN IS USING THE ROPES TO PULL HIMSELF BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE. FINN IS UP, BUT HIS FINGERS SLIP OFF THE ROPES AS HE GROGGILY TURNS AROUND — AND IT’S THE BOX OFFICE SMASH! BOX OFFICE SMASH TURNING THAT SQUARE JAW OF FINNEGAN’S CROOKED! NO! FINNEGAN CATCHES THE LEG OF CHRIS ELITE AND SPINS HIM AROUND IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD, AND A CLOTHESLINE — NO!!! NO!!! ELITE DUCKS UNDER THE CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT FROM WAKEFIELD, AND NOW GRABS THE ARM OF WAKEFIELD AND USES HIS SUPERIOR STRENGTH TO TAKE FINNEGAN DOWN! AND CHRIS ELITE’S USING A MOVE THAT’S MOST UNUSUAL FOR HIS REPERTOIRE, THE CROSSFACE! CHRIS ELITE HAS FINNEGAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, AND HE’S HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE, GASPING FOR AIR LIKE HE JUST WENT SIXTY MINUTES WITH JOHNNY SINS, AND CHRIS ELITE IS REARING BACK ON THAT CROSSFACE, APPLYING EVERY OUNCE OF FORCE HE CAN SUMMON TO FORCE FINNEGAN TO TAP OUT! FINNEGAN’S ARM IS FLAILING AROUND, HE’S THINKING ABOUT IT! THINK ABOUT IT FINN! YOU’RE GONNA HAVE SURROGATE KIDS ONE DAY!
Mercer: AND FINNEGAN TAPS! FINNEGAN TAPS OUT! RING THAT DAMN BELL, BECAUSE CHRIS ELITE IS STILL THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Lord Knows” by Meek Mill hits as Chris Elite’s arm is raised. He is handed his EAW World Heavyweight Championship from the timekeeper’s area)
Ring Announcer: The winner of this match… AND STILL EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION… CHRIS ELITEEEEEEE!!!!!
Mercer: Welp, Finnegan Wakefield but up a valiant effort, but it was Chris Elite’s night to shien tonight as he expanded on his run of success of late, retaining the World Heavyweight Championship!
Stew: Great job by Finnegan. Tonight Chris Elite just made things too hard for him to overcome!
( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )
(Highlights of the road leading to the Women’s Championship match is shown, including April’ Songs challenge to the former champion and the Crowe’s Nest assault, leading to the injury of the champion and her forced abdication of the EAW Women’s World Championship. Flannery is shown, announcing that Consuela Rose Ava would be April Song’s opponent at Grand Rampage.)
(“Exotic” by Priyanka Chopra ft. Pitbull plays as Consuela Rose Ava walks out to a standing ovation. She makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring where Flannery is standing next to Jasmine Peyton with the vacated EAW Women’s World Championship. “Exotic” fades, and “Heart of Darkness” by Masterplan plays. April Song walks out, wearing black leather gloves and aviator shades. She enters the ring and takes off her shades, but leaves the gloves on. Both women meet in the ring as Jasmine Peyton begins to speak.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Jasmine Peyton: The following match is a Final Submission match and it is for the EAW Women’s World Champion! There are no rope breaks, count outs, or disqualification! First, from Frias, Spain! Weighing in at 120lbs…”The Maid” Consuela Rose Ava!
(The crowd cheers as Consuela raises a fist in the air)
Jasmine: Her opponent! From Colorado Springs, Colorado! Weighing in at 120lbs…”The Professional” April Song!
(April smiles and cracks her knuckles. Female Senior Referee Jesse Carlton raises the Women’s World Championship, and hands it to Flannery, who leaves the ring with Jasmine.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: Welcome to the second Empire match of the evening! Referee Jesse Carlton has called for the bell in Empire’s first ever Submission Count Anywhere match, aka Final Submission! This match has such an eerie feeling to it!
Gia: I’m sure you’re not the only one who feels this way, SG! I for one can’t shake the off the memory of how we got in this predicament. That vile woman standing across from Consuela Rose Ava – April Song has punched a ticket into world title contention. A ticket that wasn’t even hers to begin with! Did you know that Consuela was supposed to be Ar-
SG1: April goes in for the shoot tackle and Consuela side steps away! This is very interesting considering that Consuela usually likes to go on the offensive during the opening seconds of a match. Song is on one knee, laughing as Consuela. She’s in her element and knows hundreds, perhaps thousands of ways to make Consuela tap.
Gia: I wouldn’t count Consuela out. I think she realizes how difficult it’s going to be to make April submit. She’s one of the best strikers on the Empire roster and is going to have to wear her opponent down before making her tap with the Ava Lock. Consuela’s sliding inch by inch, judging the difference between the two.
SG1: April has all the confidence in the world in those piercing eyes of hers. There are no rope breaks, no countouts, no disqualification. All she needs is that one hold and it’s over. Be it the Killer Clutch, Prison Lock, Professional Disposal, Texas Cloverleaf, Double Wrist Lock, the Triangle Choke..Song has a menu of submissions to use on Consuela.
Gia: Consuela fires a low kick – April checks it with her shin. Consuela attacks the middle – April has her leg! SONG DUCKS THE ENZUIGIRI FOLLOW-UP BUT CONSUELA FLIPS OUT OF THE ATTEMPTED ANKLE LOCK! April charges – basement drop kick to the shins by Consuela! Wait! April applies a sleeper hold just as she hit the mat! It was a set up! APRIL ALLOWED HERSELF TO GET HIT IN ORDER TO GET CLOSER TO CONSUELA!
SG1: Song has that sleeper locked in place! Consuela’s reaching out for the ropes by instinct, but there are no rope breaks. There’s no escape from The Professional!
Gia: Consuela adjusts herself into a seated position! April lets go and CONSUELA DUCKS THE PENALTY KICK! Ava rolls to the center of the ring – BUT LIKE A HAWK APRIL’S ON TOP OF HER DELIVERING KNEE AFTER BRUTAL KNEE TO HER RIBCAGE! Song transitions to the front, applying a facelock. Consuela’s attempting to break free, but April’s not having it! Ava attempts to get to her feet forcing Song to stand – GUILLOTINE CHOKE! APRIL LEAPS AND APPLIES THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE HOLD!
SG1: THEY’RE BACK DOWN ONTO THE MAT! APRIL HAS THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE LOCKED IN! CONSUELA’S ARMS ARE WAVING ABOUT! THE CHOKE IS WRAPPED IN SO TIGHT, SHE CAN BARELY MAKE A SOUND!
Gia: CONSUELA’S TRYING TO GET BACK TO HER FEET WITH APRIL’S WEIGHT ON HER! SHE’S NOT AS PHYSICALLY STRONG AS HER SISTER CAM, PREFERRING SPEED OVER STRENGTH! CONSUELA’S HITTING THE RIBS OF APRIL WHILE STANDING! SONG IS FORCED TO LET GO! Consuela pushes her away – SONG BREAKS CONSUELA’S FINGERS JUST AS SHE FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES IN ONE FLUID MOTION!
SG1: Consuela’s laying down in a fetal position, holding her hand! The Maid never knew pain such as this! April’s standing ringside, laughing at the booing crowd! She knows it’s just a matter of time before she makes Consuela tap! I like to have hope for any competitor who steps into that ring, but this is a match that favors The Killer Bee more than anyone else on the roster. April’s turning her attention back to Consuela and pulls her out of the ring by the leg! Consuela kicks at April with the other leg! Song catches it – DRAGON SCREW AGAINST THE APRON! Consuela rolls off the apron, holding her leg!
Gia: I knew this situation would be bad. April’s picking Ava apart. Song picks up Consuela and RAMS HER INTO THE BARRICADE HEAD FIRST! This – this is hard to watch. Consuela is holding her head, wondering how could she possibly get out of this?
SG1: April is smiling at her work, paying no mind to the boos. She was someone once beloved by fans. Now she has allied herself with the Crowe’s Nest for selfish interests. Ironically enough, this is the most dangerous I’ve seen her. Ava doesn’t look like she knows where she’s at. April lifts her up and slams her on top the barricade by the stomach! Consuela’s hanging on, barely moving! April takes a couple of steps back, her eyes fixated on Ava’s head! April charges forward to deliver a big boot – CONSUELA SLIPS DOWN INTO THE CROWD AND SLAMS APRIL’S LEG ONTO THE BARRICADE! AVA JUMPS ON TOP OF THE BARRICADE! MISSILE DROP KICK TO THE CHEST! April goes tumbling along the floor! Consuela tries to capitalize, but she’s still in a lot of pain from earlier!
Gia: Consuela has to pace herself. It’s good she created some much needed separation, but this is a marathon. If she wants to win, she has to do things the right way.
SG1: April gets to her feet, but doesn’t go after Consuela. She may have realized that Ava is trying to get her to wrestler a fast-paced match, one that would benefit The Maid, allowing her to wear Song down. Especially if she doesn’t have the stamina to capitalize on those submissions.
Gia: Consuela hobbles over to the time keeper’s area and grabs a chair! She folds it and points at April!
SG1: Foreign objects are legal in this match. I guess Consuela figured the best way to stop a master grappler is to beat them down with a chair.
Gia: Consuela charges at April who dodges the chair swing! Consuela attacks again and April evades a second time! Song grabs the chair and tries to yank it from Consuela, who lets go! April has the chair – SUPERKICK! CONSUELA’S FOOT CONNECTS WITH THE CHAIR, HITTING APRIL SQUARE ON THE FACE! SONG IS DOWN! Consuela grabs April’s legs and looks around at the crowd! They know what’s going to happen next! Consuela bends over backwards and applies the AVA LOCK! CONSUELA ARCHES HER BACK, YANKING APRIL’S NECK! THE CROWD IS GOING WILD! CONSULEA MIGHT HAVE THIS IN THE BAG! SHE’S SEVERAL MOMENTS FROM BECOMING EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION!
SG1: Wait! Her grip is slipping! The damage April caused is beginning to take effect! Song breaks out of Consuela’s grasp, and rolls away! Consuela slaps the floor in frustration! She gets up – OCTOPUS HOLD BY APRIL! SHE’S DELIVERING VICIOUS ELBOWS TO CONSUELA’S RIBCAGE, CAPITALIZING ON THE DAMAGE SHE’S DONE EARLIER! CONSUELA’S SCREAMING OUT IN PAIN! CONSUELA DROPS TO A KNEE, TRYING TO BREAK FREE! APRIL IS SCREAMING AT CONSUELA TO TAP! APRIL MIGHT HAVE THIS MATCH! CONSUELA MIGHT HAVE TO – WAIT! CONSUELA IS STANDING WITH APRIL AND IS CHARGING OFF TO THE SIDE – CONSUELA SLAMS APRIL AGAINST THE BARRICADE! Killer Bee is forced to let go of the hold while Consuela stumbles backward!
Gia: The Maid is slapping her own face to psych herself up! What is she – OH MY GOD SHE JUST SPEARED APRIL THROUGH THE BARRICADE!
SG1: WOW! SHE PUT EVERYTHING SHE HAD INTO THAT!
Crowd: YES! YES! YES!
(An instant replay shows Consuela charging forward and connecting full force with a low spear to a kneeling April.)
SG1: BOTH WOMEN ARE BARELY CONSCIOUS! April is realizing that things are not going the way she thought they would! Consuela is crawling away slowly from Song who is barely registering what’s going on! Consuela climbs along the barricade and looks at April, who’s still on her back! The fans are urging Consuela to finish the job! It looks like Ava realizes this well as she hobbles over to Song, possibly about to apply the Ava Lock once more! She reaches down to finish the – WAIT! APRIL SITS UP AND GRABS CONSUELA IN A FACELOCK! CONSUELA’S BEEN BROUGHT DOWN TO HER HANDS AND KNEES! SONG TRANSITIONS TO A SEATED POSITION AND LOCKS IN THE PERUVIAN NECKTIE! THE KILLER CLUTCH! SHE HAS CONSUELA IN THE SAME MOVE THAT LEAD TO THE DOWNFALL OF THE PREVIOUS WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION!
Gia: CONSUELA’S TRAPPED! AS REFEREE JESSE CARLTON MAKE HER WAY OVER, AVA HAS HER HANDS RAISED! IT LOOKS LIKE SHE MIGHT TAP! AVA MIGHT TAP RIGHT HERE IN THE CROWD, RIGHT BEFORE A CROWD OF 90,000! APRIL’S YELLING AT CONSUELA TO TAP! SHE WANTS THE SATISFACTION OF MAKING HER BIGGEST RIVAL ON EMPIRE TAP TO HER! APRIL LEANS BACK, MAKING THE CHOKE EVEN WORSE! CONSUELA’S HAND IS ABOUT TO FALL-
SG1: APRIL’S STRUCK OVER THE HEAD! SOMEONE IN A HOOD JUST HIT APRIL OVER THE HEAD WITH A FOREIGN OBJECT! Huh!?
Gia: IT’S THE ICONIC CUP TROPHY! THE ATTACKER PULLS BACK THE HOOD! IT’S STEPHANIE “CLOUD” MATSUDA! SHE’S HOLDING THE TROPHY! APRIL IS UNCONSCIOUS! MONICA VAUGHAN ARRIVES AND TAKES THE TROPHY! SHE’S GIVING IT TO JESSE CARLTON! CLOUD IS CASHING IN! I REPEAT CLOUD IS CASHING IN! JESSE CARLTON HAS TURNED TO THE OFFICIALS RINGSIDE, RAISING THE TROPHY!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Jasmine Peyton: The following match is now a TRIPLE THREAT FINAL SUBMISSION MATCH!
SG1: THE ROSE BOWL IS ECSTATIC! CLOUD IS ABOUT TO HAVE HER VENGEANCE! THIS IS PAYBACK FOR WHAT THEY DID TO HER BEST FRIEND AND FORMER WOMEN’S CHAMPION! THERE’S A VENGEFUL LOOK IN MATSUDA’S EYES! APRIL’S NOT RESPONDING! CONSUELA IS TOO WEAK TO DO ANYTHING! BOTH WOMEN ARE AT MATSUDA’S MERCY!
Gia: Looks like the cavalry has arrived! The Crowe’s Nest is making their way down the ramp! Chelsea Crowe, Jael Arcana-Rosario, and Braxton DeVil! WAIT! THE WILD BOYS JUST APPEARED FROM THE CROWD! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS TO BOTH CHELSEA AND JAEL! BRAXTON HAS HIS HANDS UP IN DEFENSE! BILLY AND JIMMY WILDE ARE GRINNING AT DEVIL WITH WILD LOOKS IN THEIR EYES! BILLY GUT KICKS DEVIL AND PLACES HIM IN A TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER POSITION! JIMMY HOPS ON TOP OF THE BARRICADE! HE TELLS BRAXTON TO “SUCK IT” AND SOMERSAULTS OFF THE BARRICADE! AVA DRIVER! THEY PERFORMED THE AVA DRIVER TO BRAXTON DEVIL! CONSUELA’S IN DISBELIEF! THE ENTIRE CROWE’S NEST IS LAID OUT! CLOUD IS CHECKING ON CONSUELA, SHE ACTUALLY LOOKS CONCERNED!
Cloud: (off mic) You okay?
Consuela: (nods) Uh..yeah…
Cloud: I’m sorry. But I have to do this.
SG1: Cloud kisses Consuela on the forehead and moves over to the unconscious April Song. BLASIAN SUNRISE! APRIL HAS NO WAY TO DEFEND HERSELF, BUT A SUBMISSION VICTORY WITH HER MODIFIED TEQUILA SUNRISE IS THE ONLY WAY CLOUD WILL BE ABLE TO WIN! THE REF CHECKS ON APRIL! SONG IS OUT! SHE’S PASSED OUT FROM THE TROPHY SHOT! SHE’S NOT FIGHTING THE SUBMISSION! THE REF CALLS FOR THE BELL! WE HAVE OURSELVES A NEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Kill Bill” by Big Boi begins to play as Stephanie Matsuda lets go of the hold. Monica grabs the Iconic Cup trophy as the ref brings the EAW Women’s World Championship to Stephanie Matsuda)
Jasmine: Your winner by submission and NEW EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION! Stephanie…”Cloud”….MATSUUUUUUUUDAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Gia: Just mark this under the one of many title changes there’s been tonight! The crowd is ecstatic! After a season of disappointments and a string of failed title shots, Stephanie Matsuda can rest easy with knowing that her gamble has paid off!
SG1: The ref has given Stephanie the title and now she’s placed on the shoulders of the Rose Bowl audience! Stephanie’s raising the Women’s Championship with Monica and the Wild Boys celebrating nearby! Two years ago, she became Specialist Champion for the first time – now she’s the New Face of Empire!
(The camera pans back to show Cloud celebrating with the EAW Universe)
(We fade into a black screen.)
Narrator: The Grand Rampage…
(We get shots from inside each arena that held past Grand Rampage events over the years, including fan reactions and shots of crowd signs such as, “Let’s get ready to Rampage!”)
Narrator: Where memories are made…
(We cut to the 2016 Grand Rampage where Impact eliminates Lucian Black to win the first ever 40 man Grand Rampage match and his celebration afterwards.)
Jake Mercer: Y2IMPACT DID IT! Y2IMPACT WON IT ALL!
Narrator: And legends are written into the history books…
(We cut to the 2015 Grand Rampage where Brian Daniels and Devan Dubian are headbutting each other on the steel stairs before both falling to the floor at the same time.)
Ring Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen…….. the referee’s have decided to name this match a DRAW!!!!! HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS OF THE 2015 GRAND RAMPAGE………. DEEVVAAAAAAAAAN DUUUUBIIIAAAAAAAAAANN ANNNND BRIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAANNN DANIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jake Mercer: UNREAL!!!
Stew-O: LIGHTNING HAS STRUCK TWICE IN DORTMUND!!!!!!!!!!
Narrator: And EAW’s very best compete for the ultimate opportunity… a world championship match at Pain For Pride.
(We cut to Pain For Pride X where we see The Pizza Boy winning the Answers World Championship for the second time.)
Cherish: HE’S DONE IT!!!! HE’S DONE IT!!!! THE PIZZA BOY HAS WON HIS ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
Narrator: The road to Pain For Pride begins here at Grand Rampage… and at Grand Rampage… the numbers mean everything.
(We fade to black before doing a jump cut to multiple pyrotechnic displays from previous Grand Rampage events…)
Narrator: The rules are simple. 30 competitors enter with the sole purpose of attempting to throw each other over the top rope. If your two feet hit the floor, you are eliminated from the match. The last individual standing in the ring wins the match as well as the opportunity to challenge for any world championship at Pain For Pride!
(We continue to see jump cuts of Grand Rampage moments, such as eliminations, brawls, surprise entrants and entrances from elitists over the years.)
Narrator: Since its inception in 2008, there have been a total of 310 entrants in every Grand Rampage match, with a total of 192 elitists making their way down the ramp with one sole intention in mind – to win. Of those 192, 11 have gone on to win the match while the other 182 have seen their dreams blown up in smoke. Eliminations are very frequent, and in the 2017 Grand Rampage match, Nasir Escobar set a single Rampage record with a total of 10 eliminations in the one match. These eliminations included the likes of Finnegan Wakefield, the EAW World Heavyweight Champion Chris Elite, and EAW Legend MaK.
(We see jump cuts of Nasir Escobar’s performance in the Grand Rampage last year, and the eliminations of some of the men he threw over the top rope.)
Narrator: 37 EAW Hall of Famers have walked the aisle to the Grand Rampage, but only 8 have managed to score the victory. It may seem like a small number compared to the amount of Hall of Famers that have entered the match, but of all 11 winners of the Grand Rampage, 8 have come out on top. It just goes to show that winning a match like this can define your career for the better!
(We see cuts of the likes of Masters, Robbie V, Impact, Hades the Hellraiser and Devan Dubian all make their entrances to the ring as well as seeing them eliminate individuals from their time in past Grand Rampage matches.)
Narrator: Some say that drawing a later number would make things a lot easier for individuals to win as they would be the fresher men heading into the match, but that is not the case for EAW. This company is full of men that can go the distance, as proven over the past 10 Grand Rampage events. Only two men have won the match from number 20 or higher, and one was the very first match all the way back in 2008 with Masters drawing at number 24. The other was in 2015 where Devan Dubian drew at number 30 and won the only match that had two winners, with the other winner being none other than Brian Daniels. Impact drew at number 3 in the largest Grand Rampage match in history and won it, which also made him the individual to spend the longest amount of time in a single Grand Rampage match at 2 hours and 42 minutes. For a long time, if an individual drew number 7 in the match, they were considered the lucky man as that number has equated three winners from that spot, including Captain Charisma in 2009, Cyclone in 2010 and Hades the Hellraiser in 2014. But as of 2017, another number has now been considered a lucky draw… the number 13, which has also brought three winners from that spot: Robbie V in 2011, Brian Daniels in 2015 and The Pizza Boy in 2017.
(We see cuts of the six previously named winners entering the ring and eliminating individuals, before we see each of their celebrations as they win the match when their name is mentioned.)
Narrator: So while it might be okay to think that freshness is going to get you the victory at the end of the day, it’s actually experience and endurance that will get you across the line. Just ask an individual that was not so lucky in the Grand Rampage match in 2016, Terry Chambers.
(We see a highlight of Terry Chambers jogging out to the ring at number 38 in the 2016 Grand Rampage and entering the ring, before immediately getting clotheslined over the top rope by Impact.)
Narrator: The man who spent the SHORTEST amount of time in a single Grand Rampage at two seconds. Better luck next time, Terry.
(The highlight ends with Terry Chambers getting back into the ring after he’s eliminated only to get thrown out again by Impact.)
Narrator: While the Grand Rampage match is mostly dominated by the male gender, it hasn’t stopped the women in the past from making an impact. Over the past 10 Grand Rampage matches, a total of six women have entered the match as a competitor, and two of those women have found themselves in more than one Grand Rampage match. Those two ladies happen to be Di Consentes; or better known as Cameron Ella Ava and The Heart Break Gal.
(We see highlights of Cameron Ella Ava, Heart Break Gal, Tarah Nova, Cleopatra, Sheridan Muller and Kendra Shamez all competing.)
Narrator: While some might think appearing in a lot of Grand Rampage matches would give you an edge based off of experience, but it might shock you to believe that the EAW Chairman Mr. DEDEDE has entered a total of six of these matches and has not won a single one of them. This theory ended up being proven correct in the end as Impact competed in five Grand Rampage matches of his own before finally winning the 2016 match!
(We see brief shots of Mr. DEDEDE and Impact over the years in past Grand Rampage matches.)
Narrator: This year, the Grand Rampage will emulate from The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. A venue that can seat over 106,000 at a football game, and an estimated 125,000 for this year’s Grand Rampage event. And for the first time in match history, this 30-man spectacle will be for the EAW Answers World Championship! With the possibilities being endless, the 11th annual Grand Rampage event has the potential to be the greatest one YET. 30 men… 29 losers… 1 winner… 1 shot at potentially main eventing Pain For Pride XI.
(We get shots of some of the individuals that will be competing in this year’s match.)
Narrator: And it all starts in…
Crowd (counting down entrants from past GR matches): FIVE! … FOUR! … THREE! … TWO! … ONE!
(We fade back to the arena as the ruckus sold out crowd are all on their feet cheering on and waiting in anticipation.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rebecca Sawyer: Ladies and gentlemen this… IS THE 30 MAN GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH!!!!!
(The crowd pop huge.)
Rebecca Sawyer: …AND IT IS FOR THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!! With the rules already being established, let us find out who our first TWO ENTRANTS ARE!! Introducing first…
Stew-O: Oh I cannot wait, guys! Who is going to be entrant number one?!
(The crowd continues to await in anticipation.)
(“Zombie” by Bad Wolves plays to a mixed ovation as Theron Nikolas makes his way out from behind the curtains, wearing his signature fur coat and carrying his umbrella over his right shoulder.)
Rebecca Sawyer: FROM EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA!! WEIGHING IN AT 195 POUNDS… THEEEERRROOONNNNN NIIIIIKKOOOLAASSSS!!!
Nick Angel: Our 2018 King of Elite starting things off for us in the Grand Rampage, much to his chagrin I’m sure. We all saw the news on social media last week leading up to Showdown. This man was dead set on facing the Heart Break Gal for the EAW Championship, not competing in this match. Robbie V had other ideas in mind though.
Stew-O: Indeed, he pretty much forced him out of his King of Elite cash in by threatening to stack the deck against him and so Theron wisely backed out. It proved to give Robbie V a great opening to punish him as right after he cancelled his cash in he was thrown into this match and forced to be the NUMBER ONE entrant!
Pierre: It’s definitely going to be a challenge for Theron but not something he can’t handle. If anyone can be the iron man of this match and make it all the way to the end, it’s this guy! He’s been in situations similar to this before and won – look at the 24/7 Battle Royal last year that had even more Elitists than this! Theron might turn this situation into something big for him, we could see him not only be Answers World Champion but our King of Elite as well. He’d have the potential to be a dual champion!
(As his music fades out, Theron Nikolas takes off his coat and throws his umbrella down before keeping his eyes glued up the ramp. He paces back and forth with impatience beginning to grow evident on his face.)
Rebecca Sawyer: And now it’s time to find out WHO DREW NUMBER TWO!!!!
(The stadium cheers.)
Nick Angel: Who’s it gonna be?!
(“Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin plays to a huge ovation as Jamie O’Hara, with the most absolute serious expression on his face, slowly makes his way out from behind the curtains and onto the stage. He pops the collar on his jacket before eyeing Theron in the center of the ring. He begins to make his way down the long ramp…)
Rebecca Sawyer: FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA! WEIGHING IN AT 190 POUNDS… JAAAAAAAAAMIIEEEE OOOO’HAAAAAAARRRAAAAAA!!!
Nick Angel: Ohhhh man! He’s back in action finally! The longest reigning World Champion in EAW history, the Elitist who is Once in a Lifetime: JAMIE O’HARA!
Pierre: These are the two men we’re starting off with!? A Pain For Pride level main event got stuck with number one and number two! This is going to be something else!
Stew-O: You’re damn right about that. I have to say though Pierre, you talked about Theron possibly being the iron man of this match but with who he just got paired with he may have some stiff competition. Theron Nikolas is certainly motivated but Jamie O’Hara is coming off an almost year long title reign having been ripped away from him. Being a World Champion is all Jamie must know at this point, without it he feels naked. Jamie took three weeks off to clear his mind, train and refresh himself so he could come back even stronger and reclaim his position at the top. This is an opportunity for him to have lost a title only to win another in the very next! You know Jamie would want nothing more than to have more historic records added to his resume!
(Jamie’s theme song fades out as both men stand in their respective corners. They are unable to take an eye off of one another as the crowd noise begins to pick up…)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: And we are underway! Two of EAW’s top individuals in this company today will be starting off this match! Showdown’s Theron Nikolas and Voltage’s Jamie O’Hara!
Nick Angel: I’m going to stop you right there Stew, because while Theron Nikolas might be one of Showdown’s best… HE IS IN THE RING WITH THE LONGEST REIGNING EAW WORLD CHAMPION IN COMPANY HISTORY! Jamie is fighting for something far greater than Theron and that is to reclaim the crown he was cheated out of back at Brooklyn Heights!
Pierre: The two come face to face in the center of the ring! Listen to this place! Despite what you may think about Theron, Nick, this is a dream match right here! AND THE TWO BEGIN TRADING BLOWS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! LEFTS AND RIGHTS BEING THROWN! Jamie manages to take control as he begins to back Theron into the ropes, still giving him those hard-hitting blows! Jamie attempts an irish whip but it’s countered! Theron spins forward before pulling Jamie into the ropes giving him his own irish whip! Jamie rebounds back off the ropes for a DOUBLE AXE HANDLE TO THE HEAD! Theron drops! Jamie heads for the ropes again! He come back and Theron flips over onto his stomach! Jamie leaps over before heading to the opposite side. Theron gets back to his feet… DROPKICK! THAT FLOORS JAMIE!
Stew-O: Great action to start! Theron lifts Jamie up before bringing him over to a corner! Jamie ELBOWS Theron in the gut, forcing him to release! OH MY! WHAT?! JAMIE GRABS THERON AND TOSSES HIM OVER! HE TOSSES HIM OVER THE TOP! IS HE GONE?!
Nick Angel: NO! He’s hanging on, but BARELY! That was quite a scare as Theron pulls himself back up and he’s standing on the apron! Jamie tries to make it a task to push Theron out to the floor and be the first elimination to this match! But Theron FORCES his right shoulder into Jamie’s sternum and Jamie backs up into the center of the ring! Theron climbs back in and he is safe, for now. Both men eye each other – what do they have in mind?!
Stew-O: THEY RUN TOWARDS EACH OTHER AND… OH THEY COLLIDE IN THE RING FOR A DOUBLE CROSSBODY! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN! …AND THERE’S THE COUNTDOWN, GENTLEMEN! WHO IS ENTRY NUMBER 3?!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Filthy” by Justin Timberlake plays as Amari Steele struts out onto the stage from behind the curtains and makes his way down the aisle…)
Pierre: From Showdown it’s Amari Steele! Amari struts to the ring with a PURPOSE! He rolls under the ropes as both Theron and Jamie get back to their feet… and he begins crawling in the ring?! He’s crawling towards both men but they’re backing off a bit.
Nick Angel: Is he… is he barking?
Stew-O: This is an odd scene. Amari Steele is barking at both men and trying to crawl towards them. Theron and Jamie look at each other in awe… BEFORE BOTH MAKING THE DECISION TO DOUBLE TEAM THIS MAN! THEY BEGIN TO ASSAULT AMARI THROWING IN PUNCHES AND KICKS TO KEEP HIM DOWN! Jamie lifts Amari up to his knees before backing up. Theron holds Amari in place before Jamie runs forward… IN EXCELSIS TO AMARI STEELE!! THE RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE RIGHT TO THE TEMPLE!
Nick Angel: That’s the Saint of Valiance right there!
Pierre: HEY! HEY! THERON GRABS JAMIE BEFORE TOSSING HIM OVER THE ROPES!
Nick Angel: HE’S HANGING ON! JAMIE IS HANGING ON! Theron comes over before Jamie delivers a VICIOUS elbow strike right to the side of the head of Theron! Jamie takes a second to catch his breath before heading up to the top rope! In a match like this, the high risk district is a dangerous place to be!
Stew-O: Indeed it is, Nick, but Jamie has a plan in mind! Theron turns back towards Jamie as Jamie dives for a double axe handle from the top, but Theron motions out of the way and steps up onto the second rope! Jamie turns and receives a ROPE ASSISTED ENZIGURI!! Jamie is down and Theron makes note of the two men he has down in the ring. He begins to make his way over to Amari and lifts him up now, before trying to lift him over the top rope for an elimination!
Pierre: Theron better do it quick, because entrant number 4 is on his way!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Timebomb (Train, Train Intro)” by Blackfoot and Rancid plays as Shaker Jones makes his way out from behind the curtains and sprints down to the ring…)
Stew-O: And we have our first Dynasty participant entering the fray! The Big Bhaker Bhampion, Shaker Jones! Shaker slides in and goes for Theron and begins to lay punches into the back of his neck! He brings Theron forward and rolls him forward, before running towards Amari with a DROPKICK TO THE CORNER! He makes his way over to Jamie O’Hara and begins to stomp at him in another corner! Shaker now sees Theron getting back to his feet in the middle of the ring! Shaker runs forward towards him… GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT! THE RUNNING SINGLE LEG FRONT DROPKICK TO THERON!
Nick Angel: NO!! THERON MOTIONS OUT OF THE WAY! Shaker gets back to his feet over by the ropes and turns around to see BOTH THERON AND JAMIE RUNNING TOWARDS HIM! THEY CLOTHESLINE SHAKER JONES OVER THE TOP… AND HE’S GONE! SHAKER JONES IS OUTTA HERE!
Rebecca Sawyer: Shaker Jones has been eliminated!
Stew-O: Our first elimination for this match is Shaker Jones, done so by Theron and Jamie. Shaker can’t believe it! Theron and Jamie turn around and AMARI STEELE GIVES THEM A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE OF HIS OWN! Both men are floored, and now Amari Steele has easy pickings!
Pierre: Amari lifts Jamie up before pushing him into a corner! He holds him there as he’s got his arms wrapped around his waist. Jamie tries to pull out of it, but… Amari isn’t letting go. Jamie stops what he’s doing just to look down at Amari and watch him doooo… nothing? Jamie shakes his head before ELBOWING Amari in the spine! Amari lets go and looks up!
Jamie O’Hara (off-mic): The hell are you doing?!
Nick Angel: Amari begins to caress Jamie’s head! What on earth?!
Jamie O’Hara (off-mic): Get off me, cunt!
Pierre: OH! A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO JAMIE IN THE CORNER! Amari turns to see THERON RUNNING AT HIM! AMARI SENDS THERON RIGHT INTO JAMIE AND BOTH MEN REMAIN IN THE CORNER!
Amari Steele (smirking): Let me get in on that, boys.
Stew-O: Amari struts his way over to the opposite corner now! He turns to see both Theron and Jamie are cornered before running towards them with a RUNNING BODY PRESS INTO THE CORNER! Both men feel the impact of that one as Amari pokes his tongue out with a huge grin on his face! What a creep!
Nick Angel: Theron seemed to receive the most damage from that splash as he’s grounded, but Jamie is actually back to his feet after being momentarily hurt himself! Amari has no idea as he’s taunting the crowd in the corner! This is bad for Amari! Amari finally turns before getting hit with a CORNER HIGH KNEE!! THE CROWD CHEER AS AMARI SITS DOWN IN THE CORNER! JAMIE IS THE LAST ONE STANDING IN THE RING AS THE COUNTDOWN FOR ENTRY NUMBER 5 IS ON! JAMIE IS EYEING THE RAMP…
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Headlines” by Drake plays.)
Stew-O: WAIT A MINUTE!! IT CAN’T BE!
(Hurricane Hawk comes out from behind the curtains to a huge ovation.)
Nick Angel: HURRICANE HAWK IS HERE! HURRICANE HAWK IS BACK IN AN EAW ARENA!
Stew-O: AN EAW HALL OF FAMER AND FORMER WORLD CHAMPION IS ENTERING AT NUMBER 5 IN THIS YEAR’S GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH! YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS MATCH EVERY YEAR GENTLEMEN BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHO’S GONNA SHOW UP!
Pierre: WHAT AN UNREAL SCENE AS HAWK ROLLS INTO THE RING AS HIS MUSIC FADES OUT, AND THE CROWD NOISE PICKS UP! Jamie and Hawk are sharing a stare down in the middle of the ring! An EAW Hall of Famer and a first ballot EAW Hall of Famer! Two former world champions! This oughta be GOOD!
Stew-O: Jamie O’Hara looks Hurricane Hawk up and down some more Hawk is grinning ear to ear, gum in his mouth as he chews in the face of Jamie. Jamie gets closer as Hawk tries to stop him and offer a handshake. Jamie smacks it away and Hawk spits the gum in his face! Jamie with a hard back hand as Hurricane Hawk returns it with a right! It is on between the two as Jamie O’Hara is not backing down and neither is Hawk! Back and forth they go as HOLD IT! Jamie O’Hara catches the hand of Hurricane Hawk before he can connect with his response! Jamie is now twisting the wrist of Hawk as he tries his best to fight out of it! Jamie carries on with wrist lock and holds out the arm of Hawk…BEFORE LEAPING UP AND DROPPING AN ELBOW ONTO IT! Hurricane Hawk feeling the effects of that as he tries to back away for a retreat!
Nick Angel: Jamie O’Hara continues to go on the offensive as he follows him. He better watch out though! Amari Steele recovers as he gets out of his corner and clubs Jamie O’Hara in the back of the head! Jamie kneels over for a moment but turns around just in time to catch Amari with a roundhouse before he can do any further damage! Amari staggers back from that as there goes Theron picking his spot and catching him in the face with a big boot! Theron can barely even admire his work because Jamie’s trying to take care of him too! ANOTHER HIGH KNEE DELIVERED BY JAMIE, NEARLY LEVELING THERON! Theron falls back against the ropes from that and of course Jamie’s immediate reaction is to take advantage of that opening – THE PROBLEM IS YOU CAN’T FORGET ABOUT HAWK! Hurricane Hawk whips Jamie around! STO BACKBREAKER!
Pierre: Hawk is not done either! He maintains a hold over Jamie! IMPALER DDT! THE GENERATION KNOCKOUT CONNECTS, LAYING HIM OUT! Hurricane Hawk wins that exchange in the end and as that is happening Amari decided to make an attempt at being the one to remove Theron from the match! Amari is fighting with all of his might to send Theron over the ropes but Theron is fighting it! Theron weighing himself down, making sure his feet go back to touching the canvas! Theron with a hard shot to the face! Kick to the gut! And a snap suplex to get him out of danger for sure! Amari stirs rather quickly – BUT THERE GOES THERON TO CLOTHESLINE HIM OVER THE ROPE! AMARI GOES TO THE OUTSIDE!
Stew-O: He’s holding on! Theron walking away with confidence to duke it out with Hawk but Amari is still in it! Amari skins the cat and makes it back into the ring as it’s now time for our
(“What A Shame” by Too Close to Touch plays as Daryl Kinkade rushes down the ramp, throwing his jacket off on the way as he makes his way to ringside.)
Nick Angel: Young upstart Daryl Kinkade is in this and from the looks of things he was chomping at the bit to get out of the locker room as he quickly enters the fray! Theron and Hawk are teeing off on one another with knife edged chops, paying no mind to Daryl who leaps onto the apron, firmly grips the ropes and then SPRINGBOARDS INTO THE RING FOR A MISSILE DROPKICK, GIVING A BOOT TO EACH MAN! Down the two of them go as Daryl Kinkade kips up immediately and ducks Amari Steele’s advances, getting behind him and then rocking him with a European uppercut! Amari feels his busted lip and uses it as motivation to charge at Daryl – BUT HE GETS MET WITH A SUPERKICK IN THE FACE! THE TITAN IS LEFT IN A DAZE AS DARYL THEN PULLS HIM IN FOR AN EXPLODER SUPLEX! Jamie is trying to rise up and get in on the action but Kinkade keeps him down with a chop block! Jamie falls over on his fours and hopes to crawl over to the ropes but that causes the gears to turn in this young man’s head!
Pierre: Daryl Kinkade hits the ropes for a full of head steam and then BOUNCES OFF OF THE BACK OF JAMIE O’HARA LIKE A LAUNCHING PAD AS HE FALLS ON TOP OF THERON NIKOLAS WITH A SHOOTING STAR PRESS! Daryl falling onto him with force as he then pushes himself off of the canvas and somersaults back onto his feet! That is insane! Daryl leans into the ropes and lets out a shout as the crowd applauds the way he has entered the match up! The adrenaline is pumping, he’s feeling on fire here and it appears nothing is going to stop him!
Stew-O: I wouldn’t say all of that! Daryl is doing all of that showboating but what he should be doing is paying attention to what’s going on in that ring! Hurricane Hawk is back up and is creeping behind him, not giving him any idea of his presence! Hurricane Hawk slowly makes his way toward him…BEFORE FINALLY SEIZING THE MOMENT AND GRABBING HIM BY THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! HAWK HAS THAT AND A GRIP OF TIGHTS AS HE GOES AND TOSSES DARYL OUT OF THE RING IN ONE CLEAN MOTION!
Nick Angel: Not so fast! Daryl got thrown into the ropes but he saves himself at the last minute and bounces back onto a vertical base! He turns around into a hip toss by Hawk but lands on his feet! STEP UP ENZUIGIRI TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! Hawk rebounds off of the ropes after that and takes a back body drop for his troubles! Daryl just single handedly laid out everyone in the ring! Daryl now has a reason to be proud of himself here as – WHOAAAAA!!! JAMIE O’HARA WITH THE SLINGBLADE! JAMIE TOOK THE LEAST OFFENSE OUT OF EVERYONE AND WAS ABLE TO STRIKE, TAKING THE YOUNG MAN OFF OF HIS FEET! Jamie now finally uses the ropes to pick himself up while a vengeful Amari Steele crashes into Daryl’s ribs for a double foot stomp! Daryl is at eye level with Theron who starts to come to himself and sees him! FACE FIRST INTO THE CANVAS DARYL GOES! Theron proceeding to maul the face of Daryl while Amari is working on taking Hawk up and over the ropes! Jamie joins in on it and hopes to get a two for one! Hawk is hung over the ropes, holding on for dear life as Amari is falling forward as well thanks to Jamie! Theron continues with his mugging of Daryl in the background, choking him out with the cross face chickenwing so he’ll have no fight when he goes to throw him over! So many potential eliminations going as we head into our next entrant!
Pierre: TIME FOR THE CLOCK TO COUNTDOWN!
(“Oblivion” by 30 Seconds to Mars plays to a mixed ovation as Keelan makes his way out onto the stage with a grin on his face. He looks out at the endless sea of fans before squatting down…)
Keelan: ZAI-BAT-SU BAAAAYYBAAAAYYY!!!!!!!!!!!
Nick Angel: And from Voltage it’s Keelan entering his FIRST Grand Rampage match and looking to make a big impact here as part of Zaibatsu! We heard recently about Keelan informing his counterpart Carlos Rosso that these two will be entering back to back thanks to Keelan bribing Voltage General Manager Kenny Drake into doing so!
Stew-O: A very talented young man who I’m sure is going to make a big impact here as the ring is beginning to fill up with more and more Elitists! We’ve just had one elimination so far and that was Shaker Jones! Keelan rolls into the ring and notices Theron with Daryl in that chokehold! Keelan runs the ropes and heads towards them. What’s he got in mind?!
Pierre: OH! AN ETERNAL REST!! THE CURB STOMP RIGHT TO THERON NIKOLAS!! The stomp effectively allows Daryl to escape that vicious submission hold, but Keelan isn’t done! He grabs Daryl and lifts him up to a vertical basis before spinning him around and getting him in a half nelson! He lifts up Daryl… DYING LIGHT!! THE PUMPHANDLE HALF NELSON DROPPED INTO THE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! KEELAN IS ON A ROLL RIGHT NOW! Keelan rises to his feet! On the other side, Hawk managed to escape his scary predicament after he was almost eliminated by Jamie and Amari! Hawk runs towards Keelan and begins to lay waste with forearm strikes to Keelan and forces him into a corner! Wait! Keelan begins to fight back with some elbow strikes of his own! He grabs Hawk around the waist and forces him into the corner!
Nick Angel: WAIT HERE COMES JAMIE O’HARA!!! Keelan sees him coming out of his peripheral vision and JAMIE WITH A CORNER HIGH KNEE TO HAWK!! Hawk drops! Keelan escapes a potential fatality from his Australian counterpart! Jamie turns towards Keelan… SUUUUUUUPERKICK! JAMIE DROPS IN A HEAP AFTER A SUPERKICK FROM KEELAN! Keelan gets back up but IS GRABBED FROM BEHIND BY AMARI AND THROWN OVER THE TOP ROPE!! HE’S GONE!!
Pierre: NOT QUITE! KEELAN HANGS ON AND IMMEDIATELY MAKES HIS WAY UP TO THE TOP ROPE! AMARI HAS NO IDEA! Amari turns towards Keelan as Keelan leaps off for a VICIOUS forearm smash off the top to Amari! ALL men are now down all thanks to Keelan!
Stew-O: Wait… where’s he going? He’s rolling underneath the bottom rope, which by the way would not count as an elimination.
Nick Angel: He’s making his way over to the timekeeper’s area, gentlemen! He’s taken the microphone off of Rebecca Sawyer! He begins to tap on the microphone to check if it’s on and get everybody’s attention. He rolls back into the ring with a smile on his face…
Keelan: That, ladies and gentlemen, was a prime example of what one member of Zaibatsu can do to MULTIPLE individuals throughout EAW. Everybody that is down in this ring right now that isn’t on Voltage should be thanking their lucky stars that we are only limited to one male brand because if we were spread across the whole goddamn company, we would dominate this place! It’s very unfortunate for all of you that we are about to dominate this entire Grand Rampage match however, because as we all know, Carlos Rosso is out NEXT! So I will bide my time and wait for my boy. Keelan, OUT!
(Keelan tosses the microphone back towards the timekeeper’s area.)
Stew-O: Big statement made by The Killer as he begins to look up the ramp and await his stablemate! He has a huge grin on his face because I am sure that Carlos and Keelan have big plans!
Nick Angel: It was unfortunate the two of them had to enter so early in the match, but… OH WAIT! HERE’S THE COUNTDOWN! Let’s see what these two have up their sleeve here in this one…
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
Keelan (off-mic): LET’S DO THIS!!!
(“This Could Be Anywhere in the World” by Alexisonfire plays as Madison Kaline slowly makes her way out onto the stage to a HUGE ovation.)
Stew-O: NO WAY!!!
Nick Angel: IT’S MADISON KALINE!! IT’S MADISON KALINE!! SHE’S HERE IN THE GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH!! WE HAVEN’T SEEN HER SINCE KEELAN SUPERKICKED HER A COUPLE OF MONTHS BACK ON VOLTAGE!
Pierre: AND THE LOOK ON KEELAN’S FACE TELLS THE ENTIRE STORY! A LOOK OF SHOCK, ANGER AND FRUSTRATION! I DON’T THINK HE CAN BRING HIMSELF TO DIRECTLY LOOK IN MADISON’S DIRECTION AS SHE IS MAKING HER WAY DOWN THE AISLE!
Nick Angel: Madison, who is now making history as the 7th official woman entering a Grand Rampage match, rolls into the ring and her music dies out! Keelan can barely look her in the eye, but Madison remains completely locked onto Keelan! Madison slowly begins to step towards her ex until they are almost forehead to forehead! Keelan is looking down at the canvas, trying his best to avoid this!
Stew-O: We can see Keelan begin to clench his hands and take deep breaths in and out… AND NOW HE’S STARING HER DOWN WITH RAGE IN HIS EYES! This isn’t going to be a pretty sight, ladies and gentlemen! The emotions and the history between these two is going to be all let out right here and right now!
Pierre: Wait… Madison is stepping aside? What on earth?! …HEY!! JAMIE O’HARA! HE GRABS KEELAN FROM BEHIND AND THROWS HIM OVER!! KEELAN IS OUTTA HERE!!!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Keelan has been eliminated!
Pierre: SO MUCH FOR ZAIBATSU’S PLAN! KEELAN IS GONE, ALL THANKS TO JAMIE! AND HELL, MADISON BEING IN THIS MATCH DISTRACTED KEELAN ENOUGH TO TAKE HIS MIND OFF OF EVERYBODY! Keelan is in absolute shock right now as he slams his hands on the ring apron before burying his head in his hands. He cannot believe it! He looks up at Madison who blows him a kiss. She turns back around and… AMARI! AMARI CLOTHESLINES MADISON OUTTA THE RING! SHE’S ELIMINATED TOO!!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Madison Kaline has been eliminated!
Stew-O: And just like that we’re back to five individuals in the ring! Jamie and Amari begin to trade lefts and rights in the ring as Daryl starts to focus his attention on Hawk in the corner! Theron is still reeling from that curb stomp given earlier by Keelan! And speaking of which, Keelan and Madison are getting into an argument at ringside as officials are telling them to head to the back! HEY!!! Keelan pushes Madison over before he makes his way back up the ramp! What a despicable individual!
Nick Angel: BACK IN THE RING NOW! Daryl has got Hawk laying on the top rope in the corner as he’s trying his best to push him over and out! Theron is back up now as he makes his way over to Jamie who is stomping on Amari who is now seated in the corner. Theron grabs Jamie in a wrist lock before pulling him around… TOUCH OF HEROINE!!!! That sends Jamie landing hard on the canvas! We can now hear the countdown once again! Who is entrant number 9?!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Already Home” by Jay-Z ft. Kid Cudi plays as NOW Carlos Rosso makes his way to the ring looking extremely upset after having seen what took place prior. Madison Kaline avoids the ramp and takes a separate path to avoid him as he yells at her in annoyance.)
Carlos Rosso: (off-mic) GODDAMN IT! You better stay away from me Maddie, smart choice!
(Carlos turns his attention to Keelan who crosses paths with him.)
Carlos Rosso: (off-mic) What the hell happened!?
Keelan: (off-mic) It wasn’t my fault, I don’t know how she got in the match!
Carlos Rosso: YOU HAD ONE FUCKING JOB KEELAN! ONE FUCKING JOB! THE HELL ARE YOU DOING, MAN!? Just…JUST GO TO THE BACK ALREADY, I’LL HANDLE THIS! Jesus, I gotta do EVERYTHING myself….
(Carlos now looks at the camera in front of him with evil intentions as we see his boot fly at the lense. We are forced to switch angles as we see that Carlos delivered a kick that caused the camera man to fall back on his way to the ring.)
Pierre: Carlos Rosso is now in the match and is making his way to the ring looking all business! He gets onto the apron and Daryl Kinkade tries to ambush him before he can even enter! OH! Carlos Rosso seems him coming and socks him right in the face! Daryl is stunned as Carlos fish hooks him and drags him around the side of the ring…SLAMMING HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! Carlos is still on the apron and doesn’t seem to be entering just yet! He runs back down the apron and turns Amari inside out with a lariat! Now he’s entering the fray!
Stew-O: OUCH! Carlos was able to protect himself while on the apron, but not while going between the ropes! Theron Nikolas kicks the middle rope as it shoots upward, hitting Carlos in the groin! The Louisiana native falls over in a heap while favoring his groin as Theron overwhelms him with stomps! Wait! Carlos catching the boot and causing Theron to fall over in a drop toe hold! Carlos getting on top of his back in a mount AND THERE HE GOES WITH RAPID FIRE PUNCHES! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! THEN A SHARP KICK TO THE SPINE FOR GOOD MEASURE! Carlos sees Jamie rising next; SPINNING BACKFIST ACROSS THE FACE! Spit goes flying from the mouth of Jamie as he tries to regain his composure! JAMIE WITH A HEADBUTT!
Nick Angel: The hard headed Carlos Rosso takes it and bucks back with a headbutt of his own! The mega fight Carlos has been wanting all year is going down! A shot to the LIVER by Carlos Rosso, a style of attack made famous by Bas Rutten as it definitely has Jamie shaken! Jamie can barely stand as he is forced to fall back! Carlos has him cornered – Hawk interjects with the reverse bulldog on Carlos! Carlos is dropped on his neck, his legs hanging over his hand as he flips over onto his knees and goes to push himself up….Hawk is measuring him, BUT HE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AS JAMIE RETURNS TO THE SCENE WITH MOMENTUM FOR THE IN EXCELSIS! WOW! JAMIE O’HARA PUT HIS SHIN GUARD ALL OF THE WAY UP FOR THAT ONE! THE SOUND OF HIS LEG CRACKING AGAINST CARLOS’ FACE WAS NASTY! Carlos lets the mouthpiece fall out of his mouth as Jamie now guides him to his feet and tries to toss him out! Meanwhile the buzzer is going down again!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“If Ya Smell What The Rock is Cookin (Adam Massacre Cover)” plays as the crowd perks up to unimaginable levels, screaming their hearts out as they anticipate the arrival of the one and only…..)
Pierre: WOOGIEMAN! THE FORMER BIG BHRIS BHAMPION AND THE CREATOR OF THE BIG BOOGIE BHAMPIONSHIP!!
Stew-O: PUT ON THE BRAKES, PIERRE! LET’S NOT GO THAT FAR! But still…WOOGIEMAN IS IN THE BUILDING AND HE’S MAKING HIS WAY INTO THE GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH! HE’S ON THE STAGE AND THE CROWD IS GOING ABSOLUTELY NUTS! EVERYONE IS ON THEIR FEET FOR THIS MATCH AND I CAN’T BLAME THEM!
Nick Angel: ….Have you two lost your minds!? I know he’s a fan favorite and all but my goodness! This is his first Grand Rampage, and it’s for the Answers World Championship, this isn’t some joke!
Pierre: Woogieman is no joke, his praise is 100% sincere! It’s a damn shame that Shaker Jones went and got himself eliminated! The crowd is still amped waiting for him to get into the ring and I guess he’s milking it for all that it’s worth!
(Woogieman remains on the stage, shades on and his head held high as he lets the moment sink in. He quietly observes the crowd as they do not let up on their adoration for him, practically begging him for him to enter the ring. He finally takes off his shades and puts them in his jacket pocket as he makes his way down the ramp with swagger in his walk. He does a lap around the ring, making sure to high five everyone in the crowd and even sign a few Big Boogie Bhampionship replica belts before handing his jacket over to the time keeper and finally entering the ring.)
Stew-O: Woogieman is officially in the ring, the most electrifying man in wrestling makes his way into the center of the squared circle ready for action — AND EVERYONE CROWDS AROUND HIM AND GOES ON THE ATTACK! WOOGIEMAN GETS SWARMED BY CARLOS, JAMIE, THERON, DARYL AND AMARI AS EVERYONE PICKS AROUND HIM AND PICKS HIM UP TO TOSS HIM OUT! EVERYONE IN THE RING ACTING AS A MOB AS THEY WORK TOGETHER TO SEND HIM ON HIS WAY IN A MATTER OF SECONDS! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Rebecca Sawyer: The Woogieman has been eliminated!
Nick Angel: How anti-climatic. Woogie took so long for that bit of action and now we’re ALREADY heading into our next entrant! We have gone through a THIRD of our entrants already!
Woogieman: (off-mic) People, don’t get it twisted! Woogieman is still the best man in the Grand Rampage! It took five of those jabronies to send me out of there!
(The crowd boos the quick exit of Woogie but quickly turn their attention to the titantron so they can countdown with the clock.)
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Wrong” by Coldrain plays as Shane Gates heads out from behind the curtains and jogs down to the ring.)
Stew-O: Another newcomer to EAW! Shane Gates heads down to the ring to enter his first Grand Rampage match! Shane, however, stops as he gets to ringside and takes a look up at what he’s about to deal with! Jamie, Carlos, Amari, Daryl and Theron are ALL standing in the middle of the ring eyeing him! Shane is beginning to look a little afraid to enter now gentlemen!
Pierre: He’s a cow about to be entering the slaughterhouse, Stew! He has got to get inside the ring though! He begins to take deep breaths before jumping up and down to hype himself up! Shane takes a step forward towards the ring and… HEY WAIT! HAWK! Hawk is right behind the five men who are paying NO attention to him! He kept himself away from the action so he can come back with the element of surprise! He pulls Daryl Kinkade back… LEGACY CUTTER!!! THAT FLOORS DARYL! The focus from everybody in the ring leaves Shane Gates as they turn their attention to Hawk!
Carlos Rosso (off-mic): Screw it.
Nick Angel: OH! Carlos kicks Amari right in the stomach! He lifts him up… BRAAAAAAINNBBUUSSTTAAAAAAA!!! Theron and Jamie now, who are STILL IN THIS MATCH after entering at 1 and 2, start going at one another again as they move towards a corner to trade lefts and rights. Shane FINALLY slides into the ring and watches the rest of the men in the match fight! He gets to lay back for a moment and watch it all transpire before his very eyes! Things were looking bleak but now he might be able to coast through until the next entrant!
Pierre: There are now seven men in the ring right now and if somebody isn’t thrown out soon, this ring could really start filling up with men! Theron and Jamie are still duking it out in one corner, Hawk and Daryl are duking it out in another, and Carlos and Amari are duking it out in another! Shane steps into the center of the ring and watches it all happen! He’s laughing at this!
Stew-O: Hold up! There’s the countdown!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
Stew-O: Just WHO… IS… NEXT?!
(“Conquest of Paradise” by Vangelis plays as Johnny Ventura steps out from behind the curtains with a silver baseball bat in his hand to a DEAFENING pop.)
Nick Angel: OH MY GOD!!
Pierre: IT’S VENTURA!! JOHNNY VENTURA IS HERE!!
Stew-O: GUYS, IT’S BEEN 3 YEARS SINCE WE HAVE SEEN VENTURA INSIDE AN EAW ARENA! THE GRAND RAMPAGE WINNER OF 2013 IS HERE IN 2018 WITH HIS INTENTIONS CLEAR – WINNING THIS MATCH AND HEADING TO PAIN FOR PRIDE XI AS A CHAMPION!
Nick Angel: AND EVERYBODY IN THE RING HAS STOPPED TO TURN THEIR ATTENTION TOWARDS VENTURA AS HE’S MADE HIS WAY TO RINGSIDE WITH THAT BAT STILL IN HAND! He cracks his neck, looks at his bat, before sliding into the ring… AND HERE WE GO! VENTURA WITH A SWING TO THE GUT OF SHANE GATES! THEN TO JAMIE! THEN TO THERON! THEN TO CARLOS! THIS MAN IS GOING CRAZY RIGHT NOW, AS ARE THESE FANS!
Pierre: He holds the bat in the air to a big ovation before rolling it out of the ring! He grabs Carlos by the back of the neck before bringing him over to a corner and slamming it repeatedly into the top turnbuckle! HEY! Here’s Daryl! He grabs Ventura from behind AND THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!!!
Stew-O: HE’S HANGING ON THOUGH, PIERRE! Daryl thinks he’s thrown him over but Ventura has other things in mind! Daryl turns around back towards Ventura to assess the elimination he thought occured, but instead VENTURA SPRINGBOARDS………. THE LAST OF V!!!!! THE SPRINGBOARD TORNADO ROPE-JUMPING DDT!!! DARYL’S HEAD HITS HARD AND THE MOMENTUM CARRIES HIM TO HIS FEET OVER BY THE ROPES… VENTURA RUNS FORWARD AND CLOTHESLINES HIM OVER AND OUT! DARYL KINKADE IS OUTTA HERE!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Daryl Kinkade has been eliminated!
Pierre: We haven’t seen Ventura in this long and look at the damage he’s already been able to do in in a matter of SECONDS!! The former Grand Rampage winner has an elimination ALREADY!
Nick Angel: Hang on gentlemen! I hate to turn our attention to something else, but Hurricane Hawk has got Amari OVER the top rope and onto the apron on the other side of the ring! Amari is hanging on by a thread as Hawk attempts to push him out! OH! A headbutt by Amari sends Hawk back into the ring. Hawk shakes it off and sprints towards Amari… AND AMARI BACK BODY DROPS HIM UP AND OVER!! OH MY GOD! THERE GOES HAWK AS WELL!!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Hurricane Hawk has been eliminated!
Nick Angel: We can’t knock the showing of Hawk in his first match back here in EAW! He put on a great performance as Amari picks up his second elimination as he re-enters the ring and turns his attention back on Carlos! There’s the countdown now! Who is entrant number 13?!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Out Of The Black” by Royal Blood plays as Lars Grier races to the ring, sliding under the bottom rope and looking around for targets in the match.)
Stew-O: Business is about to pick up even more than it already has! Heavy favorite Lars Grier is in the match and not only that but he’s entering at number thirteen, a spot that is tied for producing the most winners in Grand Rampage history! Lars Grier looks over the scene and is begging for some action! Ventura makes his way over to Lars Grier and damn near gets his head taken off with a superman punch straight to the jaw! The former GR winner collapses like a ton of bricks as Lars Grier keeps it moving and hits his next victim! LEAPING CLOTHESLINE AT SHANE GATES! Wait! Shane Gates ducks it and then hits the ropes! SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY DELIVERED — NO! LARS GRIER CATCHES IT! He’s got Shane Gates in his arms and is walking around with him!
Pierre: Lars Grier bumps into the recovering Theron Nikolas but seems to not be paying him any mind as he keeps his back to him. Wha — LARS GRIER TOSSES SHANE GATES OVER HIS HEAD AS HE FALLS RIGHT ON TOP OF THERON NIKOLAS! TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL THERE! Lars Grier quickly rolls to his feet after that……CARLOS ROSSO GETTING FLOORED WITH THE SHOTEI! THEN JAMIE GETS KNOCKED DOWN WITH A BACK ELBOW! OH BUT AMARI STEELE! AMARI SNEAKING UP FROM BEHIND WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! He keeps the waist lock on Lars Grier, hoping to do the series that he refers to as “The Hump and Dump” but Lars Grier is not having it! Amari brings him up to prepare for the second German but Lars Grier flips him over! Amari Steele just barely makes it onto his feet and surprises Lars with a PELE KICK!
Nick Angel: Lars Grier is on spaghetti legs and Amari is keeping it up by following up with a jawbreaker! He digs his knee into Lars’ midsection and pulls him in! THE SNAPMARE DRIVER ON LARS!
Pierre: Nick, it’s called the Jizz —
Nick Angel: I’m not saying that. Amari lands the Snapmare Driver and rolls away holding his neck! Shane Gates and Theron are both getting up right next to each other and so Theron takes the opportunity to bring Shane right back down with a PILEDRIVER! Jamie is wisely resting up and staying out of the action momentarily but Carlos might put a stop to that! He yanks Jamie away and is hoping to use a rear naked chokehold! Jamie is holding onto Carlos’ arm, trying to stop it from being locked in deep! He grabs Carlos’ legs! BACKPACK STUNNER! Jamie getting some much needed space, Theron is choking Shane Gates out with his boot and Amari is wearing out Lars as the scene is set for our next entrant!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Warriors” by Imagine Dragons plays as both the Dragon Slayers, Mike Shaw and Sam Steele step out onto the stage, checking out what’s going on in the ring. The two of them strategize amongst each other as Sam tapes Mike on the chest and points to the ring, letting his partner know that he has this. Mike gives him a nod in return and heads off as Sam Steele takes off his Dragon Slayers shirt and rushes to enter the ring.)
Stew-O: The Dragon Slayers choosing to send in Sam Steele for this spot as it seems the two of them are coming up with the best plan possible for the two of them to get far! Sam Steele slingshots himself into the ring and then nails Jamie with a dropkick! Theron turns his head, finally taking his foot off the throat of Shane as he approaches Sam! Spinning heel kick to Theron! THEN A ROUNDHOUSE! No, evaded! He drags his nails across the back of Sam Steele! Sam favors his back and walks off as Shane Gates gets to his knees and yells for Theron’s attention, challenging him once more to fight! Kneeling Superkick from Theron…”JUST KIDDING!” BOOT TO THE KNEE! He then picks Shane Gates up! DOUBLE KNEE LUNGBLOWER! ALL OF THE HAIR TAKEN OUT OF SHANE GATES AS HE CRINGES, PROBABLY REGRETTING GETTING UP AND ASKING FOR MORE!
Pierre: Meanwhile Lars Grier is down in the corner as Amari Steele backs away from him! Oh my God, we’ve seen him do this on Showdown before! He calls this “The Gag Factor”! Amari Steele takes off for the Bronco Buster — BUT HE’S STOPPED ON THE WAY THERE THANKS TO A SCOOP SLAM FROM CARLOS! Carlos Rosso planted him but there will be no rest for the weary! He scrapes him off of the canvas and places him between his knees! THE RED SPIKEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! AMARI STEELE DROPPED ON HIS HEAD AND HE IS AGAIN PULLED OFF OF THE CANVAS! Carlos Rosso backs away for momentum….AND THEN RUNS WITH AMARI ALL OF THE WAY TO THE ROPES, SENDING HIM OVER AND ONTO THE OUTSIDE! AMARI HAS BOTH FEET HIT THE FLOOR RIGHT BEFORE HE FALLS OVER AND FACE PLANTS! HE IS OUT!
Rebecca Sawyer: Amari Steele has been eliminated!
Nick Angel: Amari Steele has finally been taken out of the match and after the performance he put on you can put nothing against him! The kid showed out for sure and had he been allowed to make it deeper into the match who knows how things would have turned out! Eighteen minutes he lasted! Big ups to Carlos for being able to get him out!
Stew-O: Carlos Rosso is feeling himself for sure but watch out, HIM SAVING LARS GRIER JUST BIT HIM IN THE ASS AS LARS GRIER GOES AND PUSHES HIM OVER THE ROPES, CARLOS IS OUT!
Nick Angel: NOPE! Carlos Rosso is still in this! Carlos Rosso is dangling! He boxes the ears of Lars Grier to mess with his equilibrium and keep him at bay but Lars Grier shakes it off and comes back! RAVENBEAK! CARLOS ROSSO MOVES OUT OF PLACE SO THAT LARS’ HEAD IS STICKING OUT! SCISSOR KICK! LARS’ NECK GOES ACROSS THE ROPES! HE FALLS BACK INTO THE RING COUGHING UP A STORM AS CARLOS ROSSO GETS BACK INTO THE RING! SHANE GATES HAS A PUNCH OF HIS BLOCKED – TOUCH OF HEROINE TO SHANE GATES BY THERON IN THE BACKGROUND! JAMIE O’HARA KNOCKS SAM STEELE OFF HIS FEET WITH A KINGSLAYER AT THE SAME TIME! THINGS ARE GOING NUTS AS WE OFFICIALLY REACH THE HALFWAY POINT OF THE MATCH!
Pierre: Who’s it gonna be?!
(We hear the sound of a car engine being revved, which distracts everybody in the ring as the individuals left standing turn their attention up the aisle.)
Stew-O: What on earth?–
(“Ambitionz Az a Ridah” by 2Pac plays.)
Nick Angel: WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!?!
Stew-O: THERE’S NO WAY…
(From the side of the entrance stage, a green, blue and black lowrider drives out as TLA is behind the wheel.)
Stew-O: OH MY GOD! IT REALLY IS HIM… IT’S TLA!! IT’S TLA!! TLA IS HERE!!
Pierre: YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! HOW MANY MORE SURPRISE ENTRANTS CAN WE TAKE?! THIS IS AMAZING!
Nick Angel: WE HAVEN’T SEEN TLA FOR A FEW MONTHS! HE WAS LAST SEEN ON VOLTAGE FIGHTING JAMIE O’HARA FOR THE EAW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP… AND LOOK AT THE EXPRESSION ON JAMIE’S FACE! HE CAN’T BELIEVE IT, BUT HE IS BEGGING TLA TO ENTER THE RING RIGHT NOW!
Stew-O: TLA jumps out of his ride and jumps up onto the ramp and struts down to the ring! TLA gets to ringside and slides in! TLA and Jamie go face to face in the middle to a huge ovation! A rivalry renewed here tonight! OH! AND SHANE GATES AND VENTURA INTERRUPT THE STAREDOWN! GATES ATTACKS JAMIE AND VENTURA GOES AFTER TLA! Both TLA and Jamie are moved into different corners as they are forced to defend themselves from the onslaught by both men! OH! LOOK AT THIS! JAMIE WITH A COUNTER WITH A VICIOUS ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF SHANE’S HEAD! Jamie grabs Gates by the back of the neck and THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! AND JUST LIKE THAT, SHANE GATES IS OUTTA HERE!
Rebecca Sawyer: Shane Gates has been eliminated!
Nick Angel: And on the other side, TLA has reversed the assault by Ventura! TLA with a kick to the gut of Ventura before backing up… AND RUNNING FORWARD WITH A VICIOUS BIG BOOT WHICH SENDS VENTURA OVER THE TOP ROPE AND OUT TO THE FLOOR! TLA HAS AN ELIMINATION NOW AS VENTURA IS TOO GONE!
Rebecca Sawyer: Johnny Ventura has been eliminated!
Pierre: And Jamie with a high knee to the back of TLA’s head as they now go at it in the corner! Meanwhile, Lars has got Theron leaning against the ropes as he’s trying to throw him over, but it’s a rough time for Lars as Theron has kept his feet grounded and delivers elbows to the back of Lars’ neck to avoid potential trouble! With six men in the ring right now, we countdown to entrant number 16!
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(“Crushed” by Parkway Drive plays as Mstislav comes out from behind the curtains and jogs his way down to the ring.)
Nick Angel: Another Voltage representative as Mstislav makes his way down the ramp and into the ring! He immediately runs over to join the brawl between TLA and Jamie! These three have had quite the history with each other in the past!
Stew-O: UH-OH! HEY WHAT’S GOING ON WITH SAM AND CARLOS BY THE ROPES CLOSEST TO OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE GENTLEMEN?!
Pierre: Sam Steele has tied Carlos’ arms up in the ropes, Stew! Carlos is in the WORST position here! Sam begins to throw some left hooks to the head of Carlos, and all Carlos can do is take it! A few kicks to the gut now and Carlos begins to scream in agony! Sam can’t help but smile, guys.
Nick Angel: Well why doesn’t he lift his legs up and THROW him over the top to eliminate him?!
Pierre: He must have a plan in mind! On the other side of the ring now, Lars is setting up a Ravenbeak to the downed Theron, who has been in this one for 20+ minutes now, along with Jamie O’Hara! His time might be coming to an end though if he doesn’t check his surroundings! Theron lifts himself up, holding his ribs in pain… RAAAAAAVVEEENNBBEEEAAAKK!! THERON IS FLOORED!! And with that, we have the countdown again!
Nick Angel: Already?!
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(“Warriors” by Imagine Dragons plays as Mike Shaw races into the ring, not even bothering to remove his merch as he slides in and comes to the aid of Sam Steele.)
Stew-O: Cavalry has arrived! Both Dragon Slayers are in play as Carlos Rosso is now getting treated to a two on one scenario, the same thing he was hoping to implement with Keelan! These two are pummeling Carlos as Carlos struggles to get his way out of those ropes! Carlos Rosso gets one hand out but he’s still very much defenseless! KNEE TO THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE! The other hand breaks out of those twisted ropes but he’s too out of it to defend himself at this point! Carlos puts his head down and covers the back of his head hoping to weather the storm! The two pound away at him with their first, bringing him further and further down into the canvas! They’re stomping him out now!
Pierre: TLA hits Mstislav with a swinging neckbreaker! Mstislav sits up in pain and TLA drags him around the ring by his hair, trying to force him up against the middle rope! Mstislav hopes to get out of that position but TLA pushes him into it via a low aimed crossbody! TLA now stands up and commands the attention of the crowd! He runs to the ropes opposite to Mstislav and rebounds! THE 305! THE TIGER FEINT KICK CONNECTS! Mstislav kicked right in the face as he shoots up from that, barely able to stand! TLA hopes to slingshot himself back into the ring BUT MSTISLAV COMES TO JUST IN TIME TO HIT HIM WITH HERETICAL KNOWLEDGE! IT CONNECTS AS TLA HITS THE APRON AND GOES TUMBLING TO THE FLOOR! IS TLA OUT?
Nick Angel: TLA got out of the ring via the middle rope, he did not go OVER! TLA is still in this! Mstislav seems like he just might follow him to deal some damage at ringside but Jamie O’Hara grabs him for GLORY GLORY! HIGH ANGLE OLYMPIC SLAM DELIVERED! Theron Nikolas just got hit by a baseball slide from Lars Grier and went under the bottom rope to the floor! Lars Grier tries to reach out to keep him in the ring but Theron allows himself to hit the floor! With TLA getting knocked off and Theron being sent under the rope we’ve got two guys who are out of the ring now and they’re both still in the match! This is unusual! UGH! CHASING THE DRAGON ONTO CARLOS ROSSO BY SAM AND MIKE!
Stew-O: That was nasty but we can’t keep our eyes off TLA and Theron who have stirred and are doing battle on the outside! OH! Theron gets irish whipped into the steel steps and goes flying! Theron is now on the other side of those steps, clutching onto his shoulder as TLA catches up and heads over to him! THERON! HE’S NOT GOING DOWN THAT EASILY! HE PUSHES THE STEEL STEPS INTO THE KNEES OF TLA TO STOP HIM IN HIS TRACKS! He now gets on top of the steps and LEAPS for a tornado DDT!
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(“Nobody Speak” by DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels hits as Asaad Johnson steps through the curtain, not moving too fast as he notices the commotion going on at ringside.)
Pierre: Asaad is proceeding with caution as he scopes out the scene and it might be a wise choice! Those two are still going at it! In the ring are The Dragon Slayers and Carlos Rosso who are tangled up in a brawl of their own as Carlos Rosso is fighting for his life in this match with the two of them trying to throw him over! Mstislav and Jamie are back at it, or WERE! Lars Grier pounces at Mstislav and catches him off guard! Jamie sees that as his cue to back out of the situation! Jamie O’Hara looks outside and sees his biggest competition! Theron who has been in the match with him from the start and his biggest rival TLA! Jamie knows he has to get them out soon and so he has to get them back in the ring! Jamie O’Hara speeds toward the ropes, shooting through the middle for a suicide dive — NOOOOOOO!!! THERON TELEGRAPHS IT WITH A SICK KICK! JAMIE O’HARA IS SLUMPED OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE AS HE SOON SLIPS ONTO THE APRON!
Nick Angel: Jamie O’Hara gathers his senses pretty quickly and begins to return to a vertical base! Lars Grier has JUST hit Mstislav with a Pumphandle Neckbreaker and we all know what that is meant to be the set up for! Lars Grier has got Mstislav in his sights, observing him as he gets up! THE RAVENBEAK SPEAR ONCE MORE!
Stew-O: LEAPFROG BY MSTISLAV! Mstislav gets out of the way but Lars Grier does not change direction! He advances over to Jamie O’Hara on the apron – AND GOES THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE, RIPPING THROUGH JAMIE AS THEY NOW LAND ON TLA AND THERON! FOUR HUNDRED POUNDS FALLING ONTO THOSE TWO AS WE HAVE A MESS ON THE OUTSIDE! Asaad Johnson finally sneaks into the ring! SHOULDER TACKLE TO MSTISLAV! Asaad talking trash as he is feeling confident! Stomp to the hand of Mstislav so he’s stuck being grounded! Asaad pulls down the strap and then lifts him up! Asaad thinking to go for a powerslam….Mstislav slides off! Mstislav turns him around AND SHOWS HIS STRENGTH BY HAVING ASAAD IN A POWERSLAM POSITION OF HIS OWN! He heads to the ropes….AND ASAAD SPILLS OVER TO THE OUTSIDE! HE’S OUT ALREADY!
Rebecca Sawyer: Asaad Johnson has been eliminated!
Pierre: And we might not be done yet! Look at Carlos! Carlos Rosso managed to get the Dragon Slayers away from him! Punch to Mike! Kick to Sam! Mike Shaw runs at Carlos to keep the pressure on him but Carlos side steps it! Mike Shaw hits the ropes as Carlos corners him! Sam Steele looks to come in for the rescue, BUT CARLOS ROSSO SIDE STEPS HIM TOO AND SENDS HIM RIGHT INTO MIKE SHAW! CARLOS THROWING SAM WITH HEAVY FORCE AS SAM PRACTICALLY CROSSBODIES HIS PARTNER OVER THE ROPES! The two are unable to save themselves as they fall to the floor, tangled together!
Rebecca Sawyer: Mike Shaw and Sam Steele have been eliminated!
Nick Angel: Both Dragon Slayers eliminated at once! Wow! Carlos Rosso can’t even celebrate it because Mstislav hits him with The Journey! Mstislav’s history with Zaibatsu coming into play! On the outside Lars Grier is the first to come to life as he sees the three men down in front of him and is directing traffic in getting them back into the ring! TLA thrown back into the ring! TLA gets lifted above his head in gorilla press slam position and is FLUNG into the ring between the ropes! Jamie, the one who got speared, is strangely the one giving him to the most fight! SPINEBUSTER BY JAMIE AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE RING! The fans let out an “oooo” from seeing that but it’s back of their minds fairly quickly now that the next entrant is coming!
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(“Green Lights” by NF plays to heat as Nathan Fiora makes his way out from behind the curtains and wastes no time running down the ramp and into the ring.)
Stew-O: The EAW New Breed Champion is HERE! Entrant number 19 has now entered the fray as Nathan Fiora makes his way to the downed TLA in the ring and begins to stomp him out. Nate however probably should have paid attention to Mstislav as he’s made his way over to Nate to deliver some vicious back elbows to the side of Nate’s head! Mstislav and Nate begin to brawl over in the corner. Jamie has now thrown Lars back into the ring while Theron is STILL down and out on the outside. He looks real hurt, guys.
Pierre: The only man left on the outside is Theron while all the action has finally returned INSIDE the ring. Jamie, still reeling from that Ravenbeak just moments ago, slowly lifts up Lars to a vertical base and attempts to throw him over and out! NO! Lars stomps on the canvas and holds himself strong, attempting to prevent himself from going over. Jamie delivers a couple of forearms to the skull of Lars but now the two are just trading blows as they begin to make their way over to the ropes! OH! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!
Nick Angel: BOTH MEN HAVE JUST TRIED TO CLOTHESLINES EACH OTHER OVER AND OUT, BUT THEY BOTH LAND ON THE RING APRON! BOTH JAMIE AND LARS HAVE GONE OVER! THIS IS DANGEROUS FOR BOTH INDIVIDUALS! Jamie delivers a VICIOUS knee to the temple of Lars. Lars is sent back towards the ringpost. Jamie takes a second to recuperate, before running forward aaaaand… IN EXCEEELLSSSIIISSSS!!!!
Stew-O: NO!!! LARS SOMEHOW DUCKS THE STRIKE AND JAMIE’S RIGHT KNEE COLLIDES WITH THE RING POST!! OH MY GOD HE COULD HAVE DONE SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE KNEECAP! HE’S LIMPING BACK, HOLDING THAT KNEE IN PAIN! Lars has backed himself up to the other ringpost at the other side of the apron… I think he’s got a plan in mind! Jamie turns, keeping that right leg off the apron! LARS SPRINTS FORWARD… RAAAAAAAAAVEENNBBEAAAAAAAAAKK!!
Nick Angel: NOOOOO!! JAMIE MANAGES TO LEAPFROG OVER IT AND LARS HITS THE RING POST! OH MY GOD! THE FORCE SENDS HIM ONTO THE STEEL STAIRS AND OUT ONTO THE FLOOR! LARS GRIER IS OUT!! LARS GRIER IS OUT!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Lars Grier has been eliminated!
Pierre: Jamie O’Hara just saved his skin there! He managed to somehow leapfrog with ONE LEG over Lars which ultimately led to his bitter end! Jamie takes a few moments before starting to climb back into the ring–
Nick Angel: HOLD ON! HOLD ON! THERON NIKOLAS!!! HE’S GRABBED A HOLD OF JAMIE’S RIGHT ANKLE! THAT INJURED KNEE! JAMIE HAS A SHOCKED EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE. THERON WITH A HUGE GRIN ON HIS FACE… HE PULLS JAMIE’S LEG AND JAMIE IS SENT TO THE OUTSIDE, LANDING FACE FIRST ON THE APRON!!! JAMIE O’HARA HAS BEEN ELIMINATED BY THERON NIKOLAS!!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Jamie O’Hara has been eliminated!
Stew-O: The number one entrant was just eliminated by the number two entrant! What a damn good showing by Jamie O’Hara, lasting 30 total minutes overall!
Nick Angel: But his hopes of going into Pain For Pride XI have been diminished! Yes, he put on a GREAT performance, but where does Jamie go from HERE?!
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(“Fever” by Deaf Havana plays as Desmond Helms runs out from behind the curtains and makes his way down to the ring.)
Stew-O: Well we are now two thirds of the way through this Grand Rampage match now as Desmond Helms enters the ring! I still can’t get over two heavy favorites to win this thing were eliminated back to back like that! Desmond goes to sprint towards the New Breed Champ… BUT THERON NIKOLAS BACK IN IT WITH A VICIOUS BIG BOOT RIGHT TO THE FACE!! THAT FLOORS DESMOND!
Pierre: Theron, Desmond, Fiora, Mstislav, TLA, Carlos. Six men in the ring now for the Grand Rampage match! Theron begins to stomp on Desmond while Nate and Mstislav continue their brawl. OH! TLA WITH THE PIMP SLAP TO CARLOS THAT SENDS HIM, IN A DAZE, LEANING AGAINST THE ROPES!
TLA (off-mic): Sorry muchacho, ya boi’s headin’ to PFP dawg.
Pierre: TLA runs towards Carlos AND A HUGE FOREARM SENDS CARLOS UP AND OVER AND OUT!!!
Stew-O: NO!!! CARLOS WITH A BACK BODY DROP!! TLA GOES OVER INSTEAD AND LANDS ON THE OUTSIDE!! JUST LIKE THAT, TLA IS GONE AS WELL!!!
Rebecca Sawyer: TLA has been eliminated!
Stew-O: TLA’s run in this match has come to an end but it was a hell of a return for him, I for one am glad to see him back, though I suppose that opinion can be said for everyone else.
Nick Angel: Everyone else except for Carlos who couldn’t be happier to see him get sent out! Carlos Rosso is looking at his next victim to take out as he goes straight for Nathan Fiora who is looking around hoping to stay out of the action! SUPERMAN PUNCH GETTING PAST THE GUARD OF NATHAN! NATHAN FIORA FALLS INTO THE CORNER NOT SURE WHERE HE IS AS CARLOS ROSSO GRABS HIS LEGS AND IS NOW TRYING TO THROW HIM OVER! Nathan Fiora takes his boot and SMASHES it against the ear of Carlos! Nate trying to cauliflower the ear of Carlos with that awful looking boot!
Pierre: Carlos Rosso carries on despite the pain he is — ANOTHER KICK TO THE FACE BY NATE TO GIVE HIMSELF SOME DISTANCE! Nathan Fiora stands up on the middle rope hoping for something big! DOUBLE AXE HANDLE! IT CONNECTS BUT CARLOS JUST EATS THE SHOT AND WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND NATE’S TORSO! OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY BY CARLOS!…THEN A ROUNDHOUSE TO THE SIDE OF THE FACE BY MSTISLAV AS FIORA RISES UP FROM THAT! Carlos and Mstislav working together due to their dislike of Fiora!
Stew-O: As this goes on Desmond Helms surprises Theron with a shot to the throat, leaving him choked up! Desmond then places Theron in a headlock, brings him to the side of the ring and DRAAAAAAGGGGS his face across the ring ropes! The ropes grinding against his skin, probably leaving a wicked burn as they go down that whole side! Desmond then hopes to throw Theron out but Theron wraps his arms around the ropes so he can’t be thrown over! He thrusts his head back, knocking into the skull of Desmond as Desmond staggers away! We’re counting down now!
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(“A New Level” by Pantera plays as Arselx walks briskly down the ramp, having a menacing expression as he gets onto the apron and enters the ring.)
Nick Angel: Dynasty member Arselx is in the match now! Mstislav walks up to him but Arselx puts his hand on Mstislav’s face and pie-faces him to the canvas! Carlos Rosso drops Nathan Fiora and decides to run up on the newest entrant as he eats a big boot from him for his troubles! Arselx lets out a ROAR and beats his chest, acting like an animal as he is in the zone! He eyes around for his next victim! DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE TO DESMOND AND THERON WHO GOT CAUGHT UP IN HIS PATH! Everyone is getting knocked down! Uh oh! Nathan Fiora is now sticking out like a sore thumb as he has stood up, unaware of what might be in store for him next!
Pierre: Nathan Fiora has his back turned to Arselx and is feeling up his face, checking his face for any cuts or bruises after that kick from Mstislav! Nathan Fiora now slicking back his hair and smiling to himself in relief believing everything to be all good! Nathan puffs his chest out and turns around…AND HIS OUTLOOK COMPLETELY CHANGES UPON NOTICING THE MAMMOTH OF A MAN IN FRONT OF HIM! Nathan Fiora looking around and seeing the destruction caused by Arselx as you can see the man turn pale! Nathan sees Arselx start to motion to him as he’s copping pleas now!
Nathan Fiora (off-mic) : Arselx, Arselx, listen! I can cut you a deal, alright? How about you and I…..we can cut a deal you see? We can take out ALL of the people in the match together! THE FINAL TWO IS RIGHT HERE! A young upstart like you rubbing shoulders with the biggest star in EAW!
Stew-O: ….Is he serious? Nathan Fiora hoping that his plan works as he runs past Arselx and starts stomping on Theron Nikolas! Nathan Fiora doing his best to force a partnership as he looks behind him at Arselx for confirmation but Arselx is not into it! Nathan Fiora is realizing he’s going to have to deal with Arselx one on one as he is doing his best to mentally prepare for it.
Nathan Fiora (off-mic): Fine! Be that way! You want to try and fight the New Breed Champ? You got it —
Pierre: Nathan Fiora charges at Arselx and bounces right off of him, going down like he ran straight into a brick wall at high velocity! Nathan nearly falls over but Arselx catches him and pops him up into the air! SAMOAN DROP! Nathan hits the canvas HARD and covers his spine as he gets up! He’s retreating from Arselx as the next entrant is set to come in!
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(“Can’t Be Touched” by Roy Jones Jr. plays as the crowd looks to the stage in confusion.)
Pierre: Huh? That can’t be….IT’S HIM! TERRY CHAMBERS IS BACK AND HE’S SPEEDING INTO THE RING FOR THE GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH! LAST TIME TERRY WAS INVOLVED IN THIS CONTEST HE SUFFERED A SHOCKING UPSET AS HE WAS ELIMINATED IN A RECORD BREAKING TWO SECONDS! TERRY IS COMING IN I’M SURE TO REDEEM HIMSELF FROM THAT PERFORMANCE!
Nick Angel: Well as he slides into the ring and gets settled in he has already officially done better than last time due to the seconds elapsed! Theron, Desmond, Mstislav and Carlos all make the wise decision to stay at the sides of the ring to make room for a staredown between the two monsters of this match – Arselx and Terry! Terry is eyeing Arselx down having seen him for the first time tonight! Terry Chambers dominated NEO when he debuted in EAW and Arselx seemed to be the Terry Chambers of his class during the revival – a bad man that nobody wanted to cross. Arselx does not seem scared at all as he stares a hole into Terry Chambers! The tension is thick here! I can’t wait to see them go to blows! They both walk closer to each other…..
Stew-O: ….AND NATHAN! NATHAN FIORA INTERRUPTS THE MOMENT AS HE TAKES A SHOT AT ARSELX’S BACK, CAUSING HIM TO BUMP INTO TERRY! Nathan Fiora sticking and moving as he goes on with a SLAP to the face of Terry next! NF is talking trash to both of them but he gets stopped mid sentence as both men have turned their attention, seeming unphased from his ambush! They are PISSED! Nathan Fiora, you did it now! Nathan Fiora is putting his hands up and backing away as he sees that he has a problem! Terry is cracking his neck and bouncing up and down on the balls of his feet while Arselx has his fists up! Nathan Fiora wants to escape but he’s trapped between them and the ropes! The blood thirsty fans are cheering for this potential beating! Nathan Fiora’s eyes are as big as moons at the moment as he looks at the ropes, then those two men who are still mean mugging him, ready to act… his eyes go back toward the ropes now….AND NATHAN FIORA GRIPS THE ROPES GETS OUT OF THE RING! NATHAN JUMPING OVER THE TOP ROPE, ELIMINATING HIMSELF OUT OF FEAR!
Rebecca Sawyer: Nathan Fiora has been eliminated!
Stew-O: You have got to be kidding me! IS THIS WHO YOU GUYS MAKE CHAMP OVER ON VOLTAGE, NICK?
Nick Angel: I have not claimed this man since we were partners on commentary – don’t joke around with me! Nathan Fiora deciding it’s better to live to fight another day AS THE FANS ARE BOOING HIM FOR HIS COWARDICE!
Nathan Fiora (off-mic): Oh, SHUT UP! A champion has to think smart! I’m not risking my well being when I still got another title to defend! I don’t need Nasir’s sloppy seconds anyway!
Nick Angel: I’m…I’m speechless. Terry Chambers lets out a chuckle at the sight as Arselx goes on the attack – BUT TERRY CHAMBERS SEES IT COMING AND HITS HIM WITH A FLAPJACK THAT CAUSES THE RING TO SHAKE! Terry gets up but Arselx is rising at the same rate as he is! These two are going to continue going at it…OR THEY WOULD HAVE BUT WE GOT CARLOS AND THERON ATTACKING TERRY AND DESMOND AND MSTISLAV GUNNING FOR ARSELX! Mstislav and Desmond with the TEAM SUPLEX ONTO ARSELX! THERON WITH THE SUPERKICK TO TERRY AND THEN HE TOSSES HIM TO CARLOS! BRAINBUSTTTAAAAAAA!!! THE BIG MEN ARE HURT AND ARE NOW ON THEIR WAY OUT AS THE TIME IS GOING DOWN AGAIN!
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(The fans look at the stage in anticipation as the next entrant seems to be taking longer than the others. There are murmurs amongst the fans as they try to figure out what’s going on when suddenly….)
“I AM JUST AN ICON LIVING!”
(Mr. DEDEDE steps out onto the stage and pyrotechnics immediately go off as he wastes no time in taking off his trench coat and running to the ring, the crowd having exploded from his appearance.)
Stew-O: THE SHERIFF HIMSELF, MR. DEDEDE IS HERE! MR. DEDEDE PERSONALLY PICKED THIS NUMBER AND HAVING DONE RESEARCH IT SEEMS TO BE A DECISION BASED ON ONE OF THE GREATEST ATHLETES OF ALL TIME: MICHAEL JORDAN! MJ won many games under that number and Mr. DEDEDE is hoping to take himself all of the way to Pain For Pride with it!
Pierre: LeBron James is also number 23, and he is the GOAT! DON’T AT ME!!
Stew-O: Terry Chambers takes advantage of the distraction and wriggles free from the grasps of his enemies! CHOKESLAM TO THERON! Then an elbow to the face and a fireman’s carry onto Carlos Rosso…..THE T-5 ON CARLOS ROSSO!
Pierre: Terry Chambers gets up after delivering that and immediately locks eyes with Mr. DEDEDE who goes right for him! SPEEEEEEEAAAAAARRRRRRR!! MR. DEDEDE TEARING RIGHT THROUGH TERRY WITH THAT MOVE! Desmond Helms paying no mind to it as he counters a blue thunder bomb attempt from Arselx, floats over….REVERSE HURRICANRANA SPIKING ARSELX ON HIS HEAD….AND ARSELX ROLLS THROUGH AND GETS ONTO HIS FEET! ARSELX ACTING LIKE IT WAS NOTHING AS HE’S EVEN MORE INFURIATED! Arselx runs at him…and Desmond trips him up, causing Arselx to fall chin first into Aren’s high knee! Mstislav picks Arselx up…..DEATH VALLEY DRIVER INTO THE CORNER! ARSELX’S HEAD SMASHED INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AND RINGPOST AS HE NEARLY FALLS TO THE FLOOR! I WAS READY TO SAY ARSELX IS OUT BUT HE’S STAYING ON THE APRON! MSTISLAV ALMOST HAD THAT ELIMINATION! HE’S TRYING TO PRY ARSELX’S HANDS OFF THE ROPES AND SALVAGE THIS BUT — SPEAR TO DESMOND BY MR. DEDEDE!
Nick Angel: Mstislav knows something is up! His ears perked up upon hearing that impact and so he turns around! BIG MISTAKE! SPEEEEEEAAAAAARRRRRR!!! Mr. DEDEDE gets up from that, runs off for momentum…and then circles back to Carlos who just got up so he can lay him out with A SPEAR TOO! FOUR SPEARS IN A ROW! WHO IS NEXT? THERON GETS IT! MR. DEDEDE LINES ARSELX UP AS SOON AS HE CREEPS BACK INTO THE RING! HE GETS A SPEAR! EVERYONE HAS TAKEN A SPEAR! Mr. DEDEDE stands up and does his classic pose, this is him at his BEST! He turns to the ramp and he’s looking at the clock ticking! He’s counting with his fingers as he’s calling for SEVEN SPEARS!
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(“If I Had A Heart” by Fever Ray plays.)
Stew-O: OH MY GOD!!!!!
Nick Angel: WHAT?!
(Prince of Phenomenal makes his way out from behind the curtains to a huge ovation.)
Stew-O: OH HOW THINGS HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE, GENTLEMEN! POP IS BACK! AFTER RETURNING IN LAST YEAR’S GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH, HE IS RETURNING ONCE AGAIN IN THIS YEAR’S! POP ENTERS THE RING… AND THE ONLY MAN LEFT STANDING IS THE SHERIFF! THE CHAIRMAN! MR. DEDEDE!
Pierre: WHAT A MOMENT! Both men stare down in the center of the squared circle to a huge round of applause… BEFORE POP DELIVERS A RIGHT HAND! DEDEDE WITH A LEFT! THEY’RE TRADING BLOWS! POP forces DDD into the ropes before irish whipping him to the other side! Mr. DEDEDE comes back and POP DELIVERS A PELE KICK TO THE RUNNING CHAIRMAN! DEDEDE IS FLOORED! POP continues the attack as he stomps down on Mr. DEDEDE.
Nick Angel: I hate to turn the attention away gentlemen but Mstislav has gotten up! He’s eyeing Theron Nikolas, the current ironman in this match! I can’t believe he’s still in it! Mstislav is stalking Theron in the corner, as Theron is using the turnbuckles to lift himself back to his feet! Mstislav sprints forward… HERETICAL KNOWLEDGE!! THE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE!! …NO!!!! THERON DODGES AND MSTISLAV’S RIGHT KNEE CONNECTS WITH THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! THERON GRABS MSTISLAV BY THE LEGS AND THROWS HIM UP AND OVER!! HE’S OUT! HE IS OUT!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Mstislav has been eliminated!
Pierre: FOUR ELIMINATIONS NOW FOR THERON NIKOLAS! THE MAN THAT HAS ENTERED NUMBER ONE HAS BEEN DOING ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!
Stew-O: Theron goes over to stomp on Carlos who is seated in a corner. POP and The Sheriff are still going at it on the other side! Terry’s still down! Desmond’s still down! Arselx is still down! And with that, there’s the countdown! Who is number 25?!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Psyched Out” by The Supersuckers plays as Ryan Wilson runs out from behind the curtains and immediately heads down the aisle…)
Nick Angel: Voltage’s Ryan Wilson enters the fray! Ryan decides to play it smart and focuses his attention on the downed individuals! He decides to lift up Desmond to his feet and tackles him into the corner! STEP-UP CORNER HIGH KNEE TO DESMOND! Ryan sees the recovering Theron in the other corner. He sprints towards him… STEP-UP HIGH KNEE TO THERON! Ryan now turns his attention to POP and Mr. DEDEDE in the opposite corner! We know what’s coming… OH POP DODGES IT AND RYAN WILSON HITS MR. DEDEDE WITH THE STEP-UP HIGH KNEE! ….OH MY!!! I’VE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT! AFTER THE STEP-UP HIGH KNEE, RYAN FROM HIS POSITION ON THE SECOND ROPE JUMPS OFF AND LANDS ON POP WITH A CROSSBODY!!
Pierre: UH-OH! ARSELX IS UP! Ryan has no idea! He pulls Ryan around with the wristlock… THE END!!! THE MODIFIED LIFTING REVERSE STO!! Just like that, Ryan is down!
Stew-O: HOLD UP! TERRY CHAMBERS IS BACK UP! TERRY IS STALKING ARSELX! Arselx turns around… and TERRY HAS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS! FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION! WHAT STRENGTH!!!! WE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS… WAIT! NO!! ARSELX WITH ELBOWS TO THE SIDE OF TERRY’S HEAD! Terry is forced forward into the ropes after dropping Arselx… AND ARSELX WITH A VICIOUS BIG BOOT THAT SENDS TERRY OVER THE TOP AND OUT!! TERRY CHAMBERS IS GONE!
Rebecca Sawyer: Terry Chambers has been eliminated!
Stew-O: Arselx. Ryan Wilson. Desmond Helms. Carlos Rosso. Theron Nikolas. Prince of Phenomenal. Mr. DEDEDE. Seven men left in the ring, and ALL of them are currently down except for Arselx! The countdown begins for our 26th entrant! Four more to go after this!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“For Whom The Bells Tolls” by Metallica plays as The Revenant makes his way out onto the stage and confidently down towards the ring.)
Pierre: And yet another Voltage representative enters the match as The Revenant enters at 26! Revenant rolls into the ring and notices Arselx staring him down! Revenant smirks and wags his finger at him before going to work on Desmond Helms! Arselx doesn’t want any of it though… he pulls Revenant back and Rev is now staring into his eyes that are staring daggers back! Revenant chuckles a bit, before making his way over to Ryan Wilson! He begins to stomp him out against the ropes! NOPE! Arselx pulls Revenant back once more. Revenant looks a little concerned now!
Nick Angel: That he does, but he doesn’t want anything to do with Arselx right now! Rev paces his way towards Mr. DEDEDE! Stomps to him! Arselx pulls him back… OH!! A VICIOUS FOREARM TO THE HEAD BY REV TO ARSELX! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! REV IS GIVING THIS MAN THE BUSINESS! After being sent back into the ropes, Rev TRIES his best to clothesline him over, but he doesn’t have the strength to get the big man out! Revenant runs for the ropes and comes ROARING back with A STIFF CLOTHESLINE! BUT STILL NO GOOD! But look! Carlos is up! Carlos has come over to Rev and is offering to help him throw him out! Both men agree to do a running clothesline! They go for it, and they come running towards Arselx with force and–
Stew-O: WAIT!! CARLOS WITH THE MOMENTUM GRABS REVENANT BY THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AND THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE RIGHT NEXT TO ARSELX, AND OUT TO THE FLOOR! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
Rebecca Sawyer: The Revenant has been eliminated!
Stew-O: And Rev can’t believe it! A potential opportunity to eliminate the biggest threat in this match was just wasted as Carlos decided to throw Revenant out instead! Arselx has now recovered and is eyeing Carlos with ANGER! Carlos I think now has just regretted his decision! Arselx STORMS forward with a DOUBLE AXE HANDLE… NO!! CARLOS DUCKS UNDER IT AND IS AT THE ROPES WHERE ARSELX WAS JUST BEFORE! Arselx turns and lets out a huge roar, before running towards Carlos again… AND CARLOS LIFTS DOWN THE TOP ROPE! ARSELX GOES OVER AND HE IS NOW OUT TOO! WOW!!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Arselx has been eliminated!
Nick Angel: Carlos gets to his feet and shows everybody with his fingers that he has eliminated seven men!! He is three away from tying Nasir Escobar’s record! OH! POP with a vicious club to the back of Carlos’ neck and Carlos goes down! POP focuses on Carlos, while Desmond and The Sheriff are back to their feet going at it! Ryan Wilson and Theron Nikolas are trying their best to eliminate one another in the back left corner there as we countdown now… ENTRANT NUMBER 27!!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Met Gala” by Gucci Mane ft. Offset plays to a DEAFENING ovation.)
Stew-O: OH MY GOD!!
Pierre: HOW MANY MORE SHOCKERS ARE WE GONNA SEE IN THIS MATCH… IT’S TYLER PARKER!!!!! TYLER PARKER IS HERE!!!!!
Nick Angel: Tyler Parker comes out from behind the curtains in his black leather jacket! Tyler eyes everybody in the ring who have turned their attention up to the man! Tyler slowly takes off his jacket, tosses it to the side, before rolling his shoulders back and running down to the ring! Here we goooo! Tyler Parker slides in and makes a BEELINE FOR THE SHERIFF!! Mr. DEDEDE heads for a back elbow but TYLER DUCKS… BLAAAAAACK CHAAAAPPTTERRR!! THE SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT SENDS THE CHAIRMAN DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Tyler Parker pulls POP back and HE’S GOT HIM IN POSITION! THE CROWD KNOW WHAT’S COMING… ACROSS THE PARK!!!! THE ROLLING CUTTER! POP LANDS RIGHT ON HIS HEAD GOOD LORD!!
Stew-O: THIS IS UNREAL! WHAT A GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH, GUYS! ALL OF THESE SHOCKING RETURNS HAS MADE THIS MATCH MAYBE THE BEST ONE TO DATE! Tyler is back to his feet and has got Carlos in the corner and begins to lay vicious uppercuts to the man!
Pierre: Guys, look! Theron has Desmond reeling over the top rope but he’s doing his best to hang on! This could be bard for Helms as he’s beginning to slip… he’s got his whole body facing the floor but he’s hanging on with dear life! Theron can’t seem to do much with his hands right now! He takes a step back and… OHHH!! A VICIOUS BOOT TO THE FACE THROUGH THE ROPES TO DESMOND, AND DESMOND DROPS TO THE FLOOR! HE IS GOOOONE!
Rebecca Sawyer: Desmond Helms has been eliminated!
Stew-O: And guys you want to talk about Carlos and his seven eliminations. Theron with that elimination on Desmond right there just gave him his fifth! The man that’s been in here since the bell rang is STILL making a huge impact here! And there’s the countdown guys. Not many left to go!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“My Demons” by Starset plays to a nice pop as Maddox Ayres heads out from behind the curtains and sprints down the ramp.)
Nick Angel: Maddox Ayres is here! Maddox is wasting no time as he enters the ring! He takes a moment the scout what’s going on. He sees Ryan Wilson recovering by the ropes! Maddox with a smirk on his face swoops in and CLOTHESLINES HIM RIGHT OVER!! HE’S GONE!!
Pierre: NO! RYAN IS HANGING ON WITH ONE ARM! Ryan pulls himself up, but Maddox played it smart and didn’t turn away with the hunch that he eliminated him! Maddox grabs Ryan from around the neck and tries to force him to the floor on the outside! OH! Ryan uses his right shoulder to force it into Maddox’s chest, forcing him to let go! Ryan Wilson… he’s making a VERY RISKY MOVE HERE. He’s climbing up to the top rope guys!
Nick Angel: LOOK OUT! MADDOX TAKES ADVANTAGE AND PUSHES RYAN OFF THE TOP!! OH AND HE IS GONE!! JUST LIKE THAT!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Ryan Wilson has been eliminated!
Stew-O: Ryan Wilson’s risky plan costed him in the end and his chances of becoming champion have gone up in smoke! Theron with a vicious elbow to the back of Maddox’s head and now Theron starts to deliver some offensive moves to Maddox. It’s the least freshest man in this match actually taking it to the most freshest man in this match! What an ironman, ladies and gents!
Pierre: Uh-oh guys look at this! Mr. DEDEDE is in position for a Spear! He’s got Tyler Parker in his sights! Tyler is up and he turns… SPEAAAAAAAAAAAAR!! …WAIT!! TYLER PARKER LEAPFROGS AND– ….OH MY GOD!!! A ROSSO REVOLVER RIGHT TO TYLER’S HEAD AS HE COMES DOWN AFTER THAT LEAPFROG!! CARLOS WITH THAT VICIOUS SPINNING BACK ELBOW TO TYLER’S FACE! The Sheriff was sent crashing into the second turnbuckle off that Spear attempt too, so he’s down and out for now!
Nick Angel: GUYS!! LOOK OUT!! POP IS BACK UP! HE IS OUT ON THE APRON! WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HE’S SETTING UP HERE! CARLOS TURNS AROUND AS POP SPRINGBOARDS UP… SPRINGBOARD FOREARM SMAAAAASSHH!! CARLOS GETS SENT DOWN HARD WITH THAT MOVE! And here comes the countdown to number 29… ONLY TWO MEN LEFT TO ENTER! WHO IS IT GOING TO BE?!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(“Till I Collapse” by Eminem plays to a huge ovation as Nobi storms out onto the stage and heads down to the ring.)
Stew-O: THE WHITE KNIGHT AND THE FORMER EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION NOBI IS HERE!! NOBI SPRINTS INTO THE RING AND HEAD STRAIGHT FOR POP… WAIT, WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT?!?!?!
(We see Nobi sprint towards POP who dodges out of the way, grabs Nobi by the back of the head and throws him over the top rope and to the floor.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Nobi has been eliminated!
Pierre: NO WAY!!
Stew-O: NOBI IS GONE! HE WAS IN THERE FOR… HOW LONG?! A TOTAL OF 4 SECONDS GENTLEMEN! I DON’T BELIEVE IT!
Nick Angel: A huge fan favourite here in EAW was thrown out JUST LIKE THAT!! The fans DO not like it one bit but that is the reality of it, guys. The Grand Rampage is so unpredictable that we see moments happen like this a LOT! Nobi is gutted as he slams his hands on the ring apron before being told by officials to head to the back.
Pierre: With one entrant left to go, the field in play right now looks like this. Maddox Ayres, Tyler Parker, Prince of Phenomenal, Mr. DEDEDE, Theron Nikolas and Carlos Rosso! What a group of talent right there! Two veterans here in EAW in Carlos and The EAW Chairman, two up-and-comers looking for their moment in the spotlight in Theron and Maddox, and two men that shocked the ENTIRE WORLD when their music hit in Tyler Parker and POP! All six men are all up, and NONE of them are making a move. They’re all just standing in the ring, looking at one another and biding their time!
Stew-O: It looks like they’re waiting for somebody to make the first move. Theron Nikolas has been in here since the opening bell and it looks like he’s gonna be in here until the 30th entrant, guys! Carlos, another individual who has been in here for a crazy amount of time entered in at number 9 and is STILL going strong! IT LOOKS LIKE MR. DEDEDE IS GONNA MAKE THE FIRST MOVE AS HE STEPS TOWARDS TYLER!!
Pierre: Stew, wait! He’s stopped! All six men hear it… THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! WHO IS NUMBER 30?!?!
10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 ….. BUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
(There is a few moments of silence.)
(“Shock The World” by Lloyd Banks plays.)
Stew-O: That’s not….IT IS!
Nick Angel: C…M….BAAAAAAAANKS!!!!!!!!
(CM Banks stands on the stage, soaking in the reaction as everyone in the match pauses at his appearance, unsure of how to react.)
Stew-O: CM Banks returned to EAW last year after over four years away from the ring, shocking the world as he had a brief run during this season. He went on hiatus for the past few months but he has re-emerged once more to change the game by possibly taking home the Answers World Championship! CM Banks has shared a ring with almost everyone in this match and even the rookie Maddox Ayres’ mouth is agape! Tyler is the first to snap out of the trance! RIGHT HOOK TO MR. DEDEDE AS HE HASN’T GIVEN UP ON DOING BATTLE WITH HIM! MR. DEDEDE WAS GONNA ADVANCE FIRST UNTIL HE SAW THE COUNTDOWN!
Nick Angel: Maddox is next to get the party going with a shotgun dropkick to Prince of Phenomenal! Prince steps back but doesn’t fall over completely! He uses his hand to push himself back up! Leg sweep to Maddox! MOONSAULT! CARLOS ROSSO THEN GETS BEHIND HIM! GERMAN SUPLEX TO PRINCE! CM BANKS IS FINALLY APART OF THE ACTION! HE SPRINGBOARDS FOR A LEAPING CLOTHESLINE! Carlos gets up from that and is shaken but before he can react he takes a kick to the midsection! Carlos wants to keep himself in the fight and swings but Banks avoids his fist! SIDE SLAM BY BANKS! CM Banks then sees Tyler Parker almost flipping Mr. DEDEDE over the ropes and watches him to see if he can get the job done! Theron though with the blind side!
Pierre: CM Banks telegraphs it! Armdrag! CM Banks turns back to Mr. DEDEDE and Tyler Parker and notices Mr. DEDEDE save himself! Mr. DEDEDE flips it on Tyler with a standing switch! VINTAGE DEDEDE! Mr. DEDEDE looking for a closing combination to get his long time enemy out of the match, hoping for the DDDDDT! He’s got it set….WHOA! CM BANKS JUMPS UP BEHIND HIM WITH A NECKBREAKER JUST AS DDD FALLS BACK! TYLER DROPPED ON HIS HEAD WITH THE DDT, MR. DEDEDE DROPS ON HIS NECK! CM BANKS GETS UP AND HE’S DESERVINGLY BRAGGING!
CM Banks (off-mic): IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW LONG I GO AWAY, STILL THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS EVERY TIME I’M HERE!
Stew-O: I don’t know if he’s lying there! Banks at the top of his game is a scary sight and it’s showing! He lines up Carlos…..RUNNING KNEE INTO THE CORNER! THEN A BULLDOG! CM Banks looks to get up to hurt Carlos some more….BUT MADDOX MAKES A SLICK MOVE AS HE GOES AND TOSSES BANKS OVER THE ROPES!
Nick Angel: CM Banks hangs on! Maddox wants to knock him off but Prince of Phenomenal is breathing down his neck at the moment! Maddox swings around to hit him with an Enzuigiri! Maddox then peppers him with slaps! RIPCORD ELBOW! POP is out on his feet! Maddox Ayres picks him up….vertical suplex lift……DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! BROKEN! Maddox picks up POP, smacking him around so that he’s not entirely dead weight – OH! PRINCE OF PHENOMENAL WITH THE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT OUT OF NOWHERE AND I SWEAR I SAW A TOOTH FLY! Maddox slouches as POP gathers his bearings…..he’s using Maddox’s kneeled over body as an assistance…and then puts him between his knees! HE’S CALLING FOR CROWN OF THORNS, THAT FACEBUSTER!
Pierre: MADDOX IS STRUGGLING WITH HIM THE WHOLE WAY! MADDOX REFUSING TO HAVE HIS ARMS BINDED BACK! Maddox will not allow him to have it properly set up much to POP’s frustrations! POP puts his foot out to press Maddox’s arm back and Maddox avoids it! Maddox now sits up while still hanging in POP’s clutches and is sitting on the shoulders of POP! Maddox is tilting back, guiding the wobbly POP around….AND OH MAN! MADDOX WITH THE HURRICANRANA! HURRICANRANA SENDING POP OVER THE ROPES! POP IS OUT!
Rebecca Sawyer: Prince of Phenomenal has been eliminated!
Stew-O: SIX MEN REMAIN! Maddox Ayres wipes his brow and smiles while looking over his shoulder at POP! Maddox just eliminated a LEGEND! Maddox stands on the apron feeling confident in himself – BUT HE BETTER LOOK OUT! Tyler runs right past him, springs off of the ropes AND HITS HIM IN THE FACE WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! THE BLACK CHAPTER LANDING ON THE MARK AS MADDOX FALLS LIKE A TON OF BRICKS TO THE OUTSIDE! HE’S GONE!
Nick Angel: AND HE MIGHT JUST HAVE SOME COMPANY! AN EXHAUSTED THERON MUSTERS UP THE STRENGTH TO GO BEHIND HIM AND TOSS TYLER PARKER OVER! TYLER PARKER GRIPS THE ROPES AS HIS FEET BARELY AVOID THE FLOOR! HE IS MERE INCHES AWAY FROM ELIMINATION! THERON COLLAPSES ONCE MORE AS TYLER IS NOW SAFE TO SKIN THE CAT BACK INTO THE RING….OHHHHHHHHH!!! MR. DEDEDE! MR. DEDEDE WAKES UP AND RUSHES TYLER WITH A SPEAR RIGHT AS HE WAS FLIPPING INTO THE RING! TYLER LETS GO OF THE ROPES AND DROPS RIGHT BESIDES MADDOX!
Rebecca Sawyer: Both Maddox Aryes and Tyler Parker have been eliminated!
Pierre: I can not believe it! We went from seven to six to FOUR in a matter of moments! CM Banks knows he has to pick up the pace as he goes for another high knee/bulldog combo on Carlos Rosso but this time Carlos knows what to expect! He catches Banks! BUCKLEBOMB STRAIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! HE’S GOT BANKS BY THE HAND ANDDDDDDDDD….LARIATOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew-O: NOOOO!! BANKS DUCKS UNDER THE SOUTHERN LARIAT ATTEMPT!! CARLOS AND BANKS TURN TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER… AND THEY DO NOTHING BUT STARE EACH OTHER DOWN WITH ANGER IN THEIR EYES!! …BUT HOLD ON GUYS! THERON AND MR. DEDEDE ARE BACK TO THEIR FEET NOW! THIS IS OUR FINAL FOUR!!!!
Nick Angel: The crowd rise to their feet as Banks and Carlos back away from one another to assess everybody in the ring! Banks and The Sheriff look at one another… wait… BANKS IS STANDING SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE CHAIRMAN! WHAT?!
Pierre: Alliances, Nick! These two have been rivals as well as the best of friends for YEARS! Their history can go a long way into eliminated the other men so that THESE TWO will be the final men left standing in this match!
Nick Angel: You make a good point, Pierre… OHHHH BUT HOLD ON NOW!! THERON NIKOLAS IS NOW STANDING SIDE BY SIDE WITH CARLOS!! Carlos and Theron look at each other before exchanging a nod! Two alliances have been formed! Two full-time members of this EAW roster against the EAW Chairman and an EAW Legend! THIS IS WHAT THE GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH IS ALL ABOUT!!! WHO IS GOING INTO PAIN FOR PRIDE XI AS THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION?!
Stew-O: AND HERE WE GO!!! BANKS AND CARLOS GO BACK AT ONE ANOTHER AND CONTINUE THEIR FIGHT AS THEY BRAWL IN THE CENTER OF THE RING WHILE THERON AND THE SHERIFF DO THE SAME THING!! BANKS AND DEDEDE END UP TAKING CONTROL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE BRAWLS AS BANKS FORCES CARLOS INTO ONE CORNER AND THE CHAIRMAN FORCES THERON INTO THE OTHER! BANKS AND MR. DEDEDE ARE RELENTLESS ON THEIR ASSAULT NOW! The two look back at one another, before sharing a slight nod! It looks like… YEP! BANKS GOES FOR THE IRISH WHIP ON CARLOS AND MR. DEDEDE GOES FOR THE IRISH WHIP ON THERON! THEY WANT THESE TWO MEN TO COLLIDE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!
Nick Angel: WAAAAIT!! CARLOS AND THERON WITH THE COUNTER EACH! OHHH!! IT IS BANKS AND MR. DEDEDE WHO ARE SENT COLLIDING INTO ONE ANOTHER! BOTH MEN COLLAPSE TO THE CANVAS… AND WE HAVE A STAREDOWN BETWEEN THERON AND CARLOS RIGHT NOW!
Pierre: I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE THERON HAS SURVIVED THROUGH EVERYBODY!! HE COULD BE THE FIRST INDIVIDUAL TO WIN THIS MATCH FROM THE NUMBER 1 SPOT, GUYS! THAT WOULD BE MAKING HISTORY RIGHT THERE!
Stew-O: THERON RUSHES FORWARD WITH A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT! CARLOS DUCKS, HE GRABS THERON’S WRIST ALONG THE WAY AND PULLS HIM AROUND TOWARDS HIM… SOOOOOOUTTTHHEERRRNNN LAAAAARRRIIAAATTT!!!!
Pierre: NOOOOO!! THERON DUCKS THAT AND DOES THE EXACT SAME THING! GRABS CARLOS’ WRIST… TOOOOOUCH OFFFFF HEEEERROOINNEE!!! THAT FLOORS CARLOS ROSSO IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! THAT VICIOUS WRISTLOCK LARIAT!! THERON TAKES A SECOND TO CATCH HIS BREATH AND–
Nick Angel: CM BANKS!!! CM BANKS!!! HE GRABS THERON FROM BEHIND AND THROWS HIM OVER!!! HE IS GONE!!! THERON NIKOLAS IS GOOOONE!!!
Stew-O: …NOOOO!! THERON IS HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE!! HE TRIES HIS HARDEST TO CLIMB BACK UP ONTO THE RING APRON! THERON HEEEE… YES! HE GETS HIS FOOTING RIGHT AS HE STANDS UP ON THE RING APRON AND LOOKS BACK INTO THE RING…
Theron Nikolas (off-mic): No…
Nick Angel: MR. DEDEDE WITH A HUGE RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THERON!!! THERON GOES DOWN, HITTING THE APRON HARD… HE’S SLIDING OFF OH NO HERE HE GOES!!… BUT HE WRAPS HIS ARM AROUND THE BOTTOM ROPE, LOCKING AROUND WITH HIS OTHER ARM, USING IT TO KEEP HIMSELF SUSPENDED IN THE AIR!! THERON THRUSTS FORWARD AND GETS HIS KNEES PLANTED ON THE APRON, UNBELIEVABLE!! HE’S SAVED HIMSELF AGAIN!!… THERON BACK TO HIS FEET, STEPPING BACK INTO THE… OH NO!! WAIT!! BANKS WITH A DROPKICK!! AND THERON’S GONE!! HE’S GONE!! CM BANKS HAS ELIMINATED THERON NIKOLAS!!
Rebecca Sawyer: Theron Nikolas has been eliminated!
Pierre: I cannot even begin to express how incredible Theron Nikolas’ performance was here tonight in the Grand Rampage match. From entrant number one alllll the way to the final four! He STILL has that King of Elite opportunity that he can use whenever he wants, so he shouldn’t feel too bad about himself guys!
Stew-O: Not at all. However… we are down to just THREE. CM Banks, Mr. DEDEDE, Carlos Rosso. Three individuals who have been apart of this company for the better part of a decade! Who will become the NEW Answers World Champion?! Carlos Rosso is beginning to come to on the canvas as he’s resting his head against the bottom rope. He looks up… and sees NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! Both Banks and Mr. DEDEDE are standing over this man! Carlos sighs and shakes his head, with a smile on his face. Carlos sloooowly pulls himself up using the ropes as assistance before limping forward towards both men. What is he doing here…?
Nick Angel: He puts both hands on one of Banks’ shoulders and one of DEDEDE’s shoulders. He’s patting them?
Pierre: Guys… I think he’s admitting defeat here.
Nick Angel: Please no…
Stew-O: Carlos puts his hands on his hips as he looks down at the canvas, still smiling… BEFORE SLAPPING THE LIFE OUT OF CM BANKS!!! OH MY GOD!! THE CROWD, WHO ARE ALL ON THEIR FEET RIGHT NOW, REACT WITH A SHOCK AS BANKS IS LEFT WITH A RED PRINT RIGHT ON HIS CHEEK!
Nick Angel: AND BANKS AND MR. DEDEDE BEGIN THE ASSAULT! IT’S 2 ON 1 RIGHT NOW AS THEY BEAT THE HELL OUT OF CARLOS ROSSO!! COME ON CARLOS DAMN IT!! WIN THIS FOR VOLTAGE! RECOVER!
Pierre: IT’S TOO LATE FOR THAT, NICK! HE MADE HIS CHOICE, AND NOW HE’S GOT A PRICE TO PAY! Banks pulls The Sheriff away before lifting up Carlos and bringing him up on his shoulders! We all know what this means, guys! He throws Carlos off… GOOOOO TOOOOO RETIREMEEEEEEENTTT!!! KNEE TO THE FACE!!!
Stew-O: CARLOS COLLAPSES TO THE CANVAS IN A HEAP, IT’S NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR HIM HERE!! MR. DEDEDE AND CM BANKS WORKING TOGETHER HERE TO ELIMINATE CARLOS ROSSO FROM THIS MATCH!! DEDEDE GETS CARLOS BACK TO HIS FEET… GRABBING HIM BY THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND NOW RUNNING TOWARDS THE ROPES, LOOKING TO THROW HIM OUT!!…
Nick Angel: OH BUT WAIT A MINUTE!!
Pierre: INTERCEPTED BY BANKS!! BANKS LOOKING TO GET ONE OVER ON DEDEDE HERE!! GRABBING HIM AND TOSSING HIM OVER THE ROPES!! DEDEDE HANGS ON BUT FOLKS, YOU CAN TELL THAT DEDEDE ISN’T HAPPY!! RE-ENTERING THE RING, WHAT HE’S SAYING TO BANKS ISN’T AUDIBLE… AND THAT’S PROBABLY FOR THE BEST… NOW HERE WE GO!! BOTH MEN BEGINNING TO TRADE BLOWS, RIGHTS AND LEFTS, A FURY OF THEM!! BANKS GOES FOR A RIGHT, IT MISSES WILDLY AS DEDEDE DUCKS UNDER IT… DEDEDE RUNS OFF THE ROPES!!…
Nick Angel: NO!! BANKS GETS HIS KNEE UP AND SENDS IT INTO THE FACE OF MR. DEDEDE, STAGGERING HIM, SENDING HIM BACK INTO THE CORNER!! BANKS COMES CHARGING… CONNECTING WITH A SECOND KNEE RIGHT TO THE FACE… AND HE FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG!! CARLOS ROSSO IS DOWN, MR. DEDEDE IS DOWN… CM BANKS IS STANDING TALL, ARE WE LOOKING AT THE NEXT ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION?!
Pierre: WAIT A MINUTE, WHAT THE… WHO THE… WHAT’S GOING ON?!
Stew-O: IT’S THE HIGH ROLLERZ!! JACK RIPLEY AND DAVID DAVIDSON HAVE ENTERED THE RING, AND THEY’VE SET THEIR SIGHT ON CM BANKS!! ATTACKING HIM, FORCING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT AND PUMMELING INTO HIM WITH PUNCHES, ELBOWS AND FOREARMS, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THEY CAN THROW IS LANDING ONTO THE BODY OF CM BANKS HERE!! ALL PAYBACK FOR ELIMINATING THERON NIKOLAS!! DAVIDSON SCREAMING, “GET HIM UP”… RIPLEY GRABBING BANKS, A FISTFUL OF HAIR… DAVIDSON GETTING A HOLD OF THE RIGHT ARM… AND THEY TOSS BANKS OVER THE TOP ROPE, HE HITS THE FLOOR ON THE OUTSIDE, THAT’S IT!!
Rebecca Sawyer: CM Banks has been eliminated!!
Nick Angel: YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!
(The High Rollerz head out of the ring and applaud themselves as they continue up the ramp. When they get to the top of the stage they’re joined by Theron Nikolas and all three men stare down at CM Banks on the outside)
Stew-O: THIS SITUATION IS FAR FROM OVER BUT FOLKS… WE’RE DOWN TO TWO… TWO MEN LEFT IN THE 2018 GRAND RAMPAGE, ONE OF THESE MEN, MR. DEDEDE OR CARLOS ROSSO WILL BE THE NEXT ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!! MR. DEDEDE HAS MADE IT BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE… HIS ATTENTION TOWARDS CARLOS ROSSO WHO IS STIRRING IN THE CENTER OF THE RING NOW, CRAWLING TOWARDS THE OPPOSITE CORNER!! MR. DEDEDE HAS GOT HIM IN POSITION FOR WHAT WOULD BE A THIRD SPEAR TO THIS MAN IN THIS MATCH! MR. DEDEDE GRABS AT HIS HAIR AND BEGS FOR CARLOS TO GET TO HIS FEET. CARLOS, SLOWLY RISES, AND TURNS AROUND… SPEAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRR!!!!!!!!!
Pierre: NOOOOO!! CARLOS LEAPFROGS OVER THE SHERIFF, BUT… WOW!! HE SOMEHOW MANAGES TO GRAB MR. DEDEDE AROUND THE WAIST AND LOCKS HIS HANDS TOGETHER! HE LIIIIIFTS… DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX TO THE EAW CHAIRMAN!! THE MOMENTUM SENDS MR. DEDEDE BACK TO HIS FEET AND OVER BY THE ROPES! THIS IS IT!! CARLOS ROSSO RUNS FORWARD… AND CLOTHESLINES HIM OVER!! MR. DEDEDE GOES OVER AND HITS THE FLOOR!!! THE CROWD REACT WITH A DEAFENING ARRAY OF CHEERS!!! WE HAVE A NEW EAW ANSWERS WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Already Home” by Jay-Z feat. Kid Cudi plays as Carlos Rosso collapses onto his knees with tears forming in his eyes. An official enters the ring with the EAW Answers World Championship and bends down to give it to him. Carlos looks at it in disbelief before taking it, jumping to his feet, and holding it in the air to a huge ovation.)
Rebecca Sawyer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR WINNER OF THE 11TH ANNUAL GRAND RAMPAGE… AAAAAAAAAAND THEEEEEEEEEEEEEE NEEEEEEEEEEEWWWW… EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… CAAAAAAAAAARRLOOOOOSSS RRROOOOOOOOOSSSSOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Nick Angel: HE DID IT!! HE DID IT!! ON GOD, CARLOS ROSSO JUST WON THE BIG ONE!!!
Stew-O: WHAT A MOMENT! CARLOS ROSSO HAS SPENT A WHOLE DECADE ON THIS PURSUIT AND HE HAS FINALLY BECOME A WORLD CHAMPION HERE IN ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING!!!
Pierre: WITH THE ODDS STACKED AGAINST HIM THE SECOND HE MADE HIS ENTRANCE, CARLOS ROSSO MANAGED TO OVERCOME AND PERSEVERE INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS! WITH A TOTAL OF EIGHT ELIMINATIONS IN THIS MATCH, CARLOS ROSSO HAS WON THE 11TH ANNUAL GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH, ALONG WITH HIS FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, AND A GUARANTEED ROAD TO PAIN FOR PRIDE ELEVEN ALONG WITH IT!! THAT’S A PRETTY BIG THING TO CELEBRATE GUYS!
(Carlos Rosso slowly climbs up to the far right corner of the ring and looks up at the Pain For Pride XI sign. He looks as the Answers World Championship and holds it against his head, crying into it. He raises it above his head to a huge cheer as fireworks and pyrotechnics go off in the background on the entrance stage.)
Nick Angel: WHAT A MOMENT!! WHAT A MATCH!! WHAT A NIGHT!! WE HAVE OFFICIALLY USHERED IN A NEW ERA HERE IN EAW, AND CARLOS ROSSO MIGHT AS WELL BE LEADING IT TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE!!
Stew-O: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON A HISTORIC EVENING!! WITH NICK ANGEL AND PIERRE MCGUIRE I AM STEW-O WISHING YOU A GOOD NIGHT, FROM PASADENA!!!
(We see Carlos point up to the Pain For Pride XI sign before getting a shot of Mr. DEDEDE halfway up the entrance ramp looking back with his hands on his hips. He takes a deep sigh as he looks down at the ground, before looking back up with a proud smile on his face as he walks to the back.)
(We fade to black…)
( EAW logo buzzes )