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Midsummer Massacre (2022)

(EAW Logo Flashes)


(The scene opens up with an air shot of the forest, as the camera travels, it shows summer camps in play. Kids having a good time, camp counselors are enjoying their jobs, it is another fun day in the sun, but as the sun starts to set, a very ominous voice begins to speak…)


???: We have been fascinated and consumed by the horror genre. Summertime is always one of love, passion, sharing, and spending time in the outdoors. But what we have been led to believe is that it is also one of the most dangerous of the year. Classic movies and realistic television programs about crimes have made their way into our everyday psyche, wondering if those horrors are truly existing outside of our vast imaginations.


(The footage then transitions to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the vast Amazon Jungle, the greenery and all the sights to see including Christ the Redeemer. The camera then switches to a shadowy figure again.)


???: But our travels take us elsewhere this time, a global tour partnered with Disney. Ah but you see, even the Haunted Mansion itself is rather a foreseeable future of things to come. The floor drops and the hanging family members are not exactly very kid friendly. But in doing so they have sponsored their own “Massacre in the Midsummer”, willing or unwilling is yet to be known. But if we fall into the template of what a Horror Movie supplies, we do need Villains, yes?


(The scene switches to the Off-Brand Amphetamines along with Trixie Stane holding up the Unified Tag Team Championships. Then it transitions to a smiling Madison Kaline licking her lips before then switching to Samael and his evil stare to Ronan Malosi tipping his fedora and laughing. Finally Impact with the Answers World Championship around his waist.)


???: But what exactly will their carnage entail? Are the unsuspecting victims all on the same page? Do they have the same goals? Are they willing to stay and fight or run? One thing is for certain though, they are all trying to do one thing…. Survive.


(Now it fades into Adam Lucas, Xander Payne and Jake Smith fighting with one another. Then it switches to Dr. Bethany Blue and Sheridan Müller standing side by side ready as The Prescription. Then it turns to Chris Elite doing a Moonsault and landing on his feet, to finally Aurora Monroe flexing her impressive physique.)


???: What they do not know though is that Disney or not, this will be a Massacre the likes they have never seen before. So much is on the line, championships, glory, respect, and stature. What will the will for bragging rights and the right to call themselves Champions will bring?


(Andre Walker is shown holding up both Championships in his possession, along with Drake King spreading his arms out. Astraea Jordon cracking a smile and posing to Jack Ripley laying out Kassidy Heart, to finally Minerva holding up the EAW World Championship.)


??? The question has always been, who will be the one to live at the end of the horror movie. Does the EAW follow the same tropes?


(The shadowy figure then comes to light with a smile on her face, it is Kassidy Heart.)


Kassidy Heart: I guess you will all have to tune in and find out. Welcome to the Midsummer Masacre.


(As she starts to laugh some, the camera slowly fades.)

Narrator: AND NOW DISNEY AND LEGO STAR WARS: SUMMER VACATION PRESENTS…… MIDSUMMER MASSACRE!


(The pyro shoots off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil inside the Jeunesse Arena. Thousands of screaming fans are chanting EAW as the camera pans the Dynasty Broadcast Team of Stew-O, Jake Mercer and Flannery McCoy.)


Stew-O: WELCOME TO MIDSUMMER MASSACRE! THE VERY FIRST EVENT FOR SEASON SIXTEEN AND UNDER THE BANNER OF DISNEY! I AM STEW-O ALONG FLANNERY MCCOY AND JAKE MERCER AND WHAT A SHOW WE HAVE FOR YOU TONIGHT INCLUDING THREE WORLD TITLE MATCHES, A UNIFIED TAG TEAM TITLE BOUT AND SOME GRUDGE MATCHES THAT ARE GOING TO BLOW THE ROOF OFF THIS PLACE!

Flannery McCoy: THEY REALLY WILL AND WE ARE ABOUT SET TO CALL THE FIRST MATCH HERE IN A MOMENT, BUT WHAT A WAY TO KICK THINGS OFF HERE IN BEAUTIFUL RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL! IT HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS TIME IN LATIN AMERICA!


Jake Mercer: IT REALLY HAS AND TALK ABOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES AND ALL THE TOP STARS HERE TONIGHT, LET’S KICK IT OFF WITH OUR FIRST MATCH AND THIS IS GOING TO BE A SHOW STEALER! TAKE IT AWAY STEPHIE LOVE!


(The graphic for the first match is shown)

(The camera cuts to Stephie Love in the ring.)

Stephie Love: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…ONE FALL!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Stephie Love: AND IS FOR THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!!

(The lights go out, and the beginning of “Enemy” by Sevendust starts to play, garnering a mixed reaction from fans as a spotlight shines on Bethany Blue at the entranceway. After the chorus kicks in, Sheridan marches past Blue, all business in her approach, knowing what’s on the line. Meanwhile, Blue shows a bit more confidence, interacting with fans a bit more in route to the ring, but is obviously focused herself on the task ahead.)

Stephie Love: Introducing first! At a combined weight of 260 pounds…THE TEAM OF DOCTOR BETHANY BLUE AND SHERIDAN MÜLLER…THE PRESCRIPTION!!

Stew-O: This team may be new, but they’ve already displayed some impressive tag chemistry, managing to defeat a team like The Ice Aces, who have been United longer.

Jake Mercer: Doesn’t mean that’ll happen here, Off-Brand Amphetamines have also beat the Ice Aces back at Pain for Pride!

Stew-O: True, they’re both impressive, and honestly, it could be anyone’s match. Kirk and Solomon weren’t exactly some established team before going on to win tag team gold.

(A&D by YNL Jordan plays, also receiving a mixed reaction as both Solomon Stane and Kirk Redwood exit through the curtain, being flanked by Trixie Stane, who hands them both full custom shot glasses, and after a toast, the champions down their drinks, now marching down to the ring, not taking their gazes off of The Prescription.)

Stephie Love: And their opponents! At a combined weight of 476 pounds, accompanied to the ring by Trixie Stane…THEY ARE THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS…OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES!

Flannery McCoy: You can see the champions are locked in.

Stew-O: As they should be. Bethany Blue and Sheridan Müller are veterans, you can’t underestimate them by any means.

Flannery McCoy: The champions can make mistakes, and they will capitalize off each one.

(A&D by YNL Jordan fades out as both teams discuss strategy in their respective corners before the referee signals for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stew-O: There’s the bell, and this Tag Title match is officially underway. It’s Sheridan Müller starting things off with Kirk Redwood. These two are gonna waste no time, slowly inching towards one another to lockup in the center of the ring. Both briefly jockey for position, but Kirk gets the upper hand, backing Sheridan into his corner, allowing for Solomon to tag!

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: Solomon Stane is now the legal man, and as he enters the ring, Kirk grabs Sheridan in a front facelock, possibly setting her up for a tag team maneuver of sorts. But Müller manages to shove Kirk away, creating space as she backpedals into her corner. That was a wise move there, avoiding much damage too early in this match. But Sheridan has to deal with Stane now, and both competitors circle each other before locking up in the center of the ring.

Stew-O: Side headlock takedown by Solomon! But Sheridan quickly powers back to her feet, and leans Stane up against the ropes. However, before she could rebound him off, Solomon simply just shoved Sheridan away. And look at this! Solomon now charges at her, only for Sheridan to make a go behind, tacking on a rear waistlock, but transitions into a side headlock.

Flannery McCoy: Solomon is the one to rebound Sheridan off the ropes, but Bethany was able to reach in, and make the tag, slapping the back of Sheridan Müller.

**TAG!!**

Jake Mercer: The champ must not be attending the PC, ring awareness is one of the big things they stress.

Flannery McCoy: Do you attend the PC?

Jake Mercer: No, but I hear through the grapevine.

Flannery McCoy: :stopitslime: …moving on, Sheridan gets shoved into the ropes, but hangs on, forcing Solomon to charge in, but she gets the boot up, spinning him around as he staggers briefly before getting taken down with HIGH AND LOW! CLOTHESLINE BY BETHANY! CHOP BLOCK BY SHERIDAN! Müller exits the ring, meanwhile, Bethany is quick into a cover!

ONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TW-

Stew-O: Ooh, an almost immediate kickout there by Solomon. That move might’ve been more effective a bit later on into the match, but as for right now, one half of the Unified Tag Team Champions is still in this thing, much to the delight of his wife, Trixie, on the outside, who’s banging with both hands on the apron, and shouting instructions, trying to rally her husband back into this thing.

Flannery McCoy: Bethany starts to bring Solomon back to his feet, but turns out to be a big mistake as he gets a second wind, picking Bethany up, almost in a spinebuster, and driving her back first into his corner. Kirk wraps his arm around her neck from the apron, and Solomon begins to fire away with shots to the body. The referee is gonna have to intervene with a five count!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI-

Stew-O: The champions utilized every last bit of that five count to their advantage, and a tag is made out to Redwood as Bethany drops to all fours!

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: Bethany may be looking to crawl over to her corner, but Kirk is quick to cut her off, and stands her up for a right hook! Bethany is doubled over after that one, but Kirk tries to follow that up with a body slam. Blue slips out the back, and backpedals into her corner as Kirk turns around to see what’s happening.

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: Sheridan makes a tag off the back of Blue. But Redwood runs full steam ahead at Bethany, and gets picked up into a spinebuster, just holding him in position for Müller to enter the ring! Sheridan ascends to the middle rope, and dives off with a leg lariat onto Kirk! Bethany exits the ring as Sheridan goes for the cover!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWW-

Jake Mercer: Only a two count!

Stew-O: Müller rushes Kirk to his feet, and lands repeated European uppercuts, but Redwood starts to fire back with some nasty ones of his own! Sheridan is stunned, and Kirk runs off the ropes in front of her! But before he could actually rebound off, Kirk got caught with a step-up knee strike there, Sheridan using the bottom rope to her advantage!

Flannery McCoy: And with the champion stunned, Sheridan reaches out to Bethany, who makes the tag!

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: The Prescription whip Redwood off the ropes, and take him down with a double hip toss! Kirk rolls out of the ring, but in comes Solomon! ROLLING ELBOW BY BETHANY PUTS HIM ON WOBBLY LEGS, AND SHERIDAN SENDS HIM TUMBLING OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE WITH A BIG BOOT!

Stew-O: Solomon lands on his feet, but slams both fist down on our table cover, clearly getting frustrated here. Kirk comes staggering over to check on his partner, but Trixie brings both men in to discuss a strategy on the outside.

Jake Mercer: Shh! I’m trying to listen in on this.

Stew-O: :wtf:

Flannery McCoy: It looks like they’ve got something in the works now as Kirk slowly slithers in the ring. Redwood and Blue circle one another, BUT KIRK CRASHES INTO SHERIDAN WITH A FOREARM, KNOCKING HER OFF THE APRON, AND ON TO ALL FOURS RINGSIDE! Müller picks herself back up, but turns to meet Solomon Stane, WHO GRABS HER BY THE THROAT FOR TRIUMPH OF TRUTH ON THE OUTSIDE!

Stew-O: It is very thin padding we have out there, and Sheridan hasn’t moved a muscle off that sitout chokeslam! BETHANY BUILDS MOMENTUM TOWARDS KIRK, AND DUCKS UNDERNEATH HIS CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT TO SOAR OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE ONTO SOLOMON!

Flannery McCoy: Blue hurries to slide back in the ring, and once again, Kirk runs full steam ahead at Bethany, only to get sidestepped, and sent out through the middle rope. Kirk lands on his feet, and helps Solomon back to his feet, turning around to see Bethany soar through the ropes again with a suicide dive! …BUT SHES CAUGHT! SHES CAUGHT BY BOTH MEN! ALMOST IN POSITION FOR A DOUBLE SPINEBUSTER, BUT SIMPLY JUST DRIVE BETHANY BACK FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!

Stew-O: Bethany winces on both knees now as each man lets her go, but Kirk soon rolls her back into the ring. Blue’s doing her best to get up from all fours, but Kirk grabs her in a gutwrench suplex, launching Blue into his side of the ring! Bethany is in no man’s land now.

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: Solomon starts to hammer down with rope-assisted stomps on Blue, alongside Kirk, who exits out of the ring. Solomon brings Bethany back up to her feet in hopes of knocking her right back down with a hard forearm smash! Bethany stumbles back into the corner, and Solomon tags out to Kirk!

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: Solomon holds her in place for Kirk, who connects with a knee to the abdomen! Bethany got all the wind taken out of her souls, and she tries crawling out of Amphetamines side of the ring, but Kirk mounts Bethany, and locks in a sleeper hold on his kneeling opponent! Could this be it?

Flannery McCoy: No, as Bethany finds her way back to a vertical base, and lands back elbows to the midsection of Kirk, loosening his grip, and breaks it with a jawbreaker! Kirk is stunned momentarily, but shoves Bethany back into his corner, and runs in! But his momentum gets halted as Blue gets the boot up, and dazes Solomon with a back elbow. Again, another big boot occurs as Kirk tried approaching her in that corner once more. Bethany goes to the top rope, but her ankle gets held on to by Solomon, who she kicks away, and dives onto Redwood with a crossbody!

Jake Mercer: A little high flying can always boost your match rating a bit, Bethany Blue has the right idea in mind.

Flannery McCoy: Yeah, winning, not whatever nonsense you’re on about. Bethany rolls off of Kirk, and tries crawling her way into the corner, but once she makes it, notices that Sheridan is still downed on the outside, writhing in pain as she clutches the back of head, which hit hard thanks to that chokeslam.

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: Tag is made out to Solomon Stane! Bethany pulls herself up in her corner, and is looking out at Müller. But don’t take your eyes off Stane, WHO COLLIDES INTO HER WITH A RUNNING JUMPING BACK ELBOW IN THE CORNER! Bethany got sandwiched between the turnbuckles, and Solomon, who launched her to the center of the ring with a release falcon arrow! Stane rushes into the cover, hooking both legs!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Flannery McCoy: Kickout after two, Bethany remains in this thing! Blue rolls out to the apron, and Solomon stands her up, AND BETHANY HITS SOLOMON WITH A RIGHT HAND!! THAT CAUGHT SOLOMON BY SURPRISE, BUT SOLOMON RESPONDS WITH A BELL CLAP!

Stew-O: I know Bethany’s ears are ringing, and she almost fell off the apron, being on wobbly legs right now, but keeps her arm hooked on the top rope. Solomon tags out to Redwood!

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: Kirk is in, and suplexes Blue back into the ring- NO! DR. BETHANY BLUE LANDS ON HER FEET, AND NOW SHE GRABS KIRK REDWOOD BEFORE HITTING A DRAGON SUPLEX OUT OF NOWHERE!!!

Jake Mercer: Kirk Redwood stumbles into the corner, BUT SOLOMON TAGS HIMSELF IN JUST AS DR. BETHANY BLUE WAS GETTING BACK UP!

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: Tag is made, and Solomon Stane is back in this match. Notice how the tag champions have made frequent tags out to each other, and part of the reason they’ve been able to do that is by keeping Bethany isolated in their side of the ring, even at times like this!

Flannery McCoy: Bethany tries pulling herself up with assistance from the ropes, but Solomon cuts that off, reigning down on her with stomps. The referee pulls Stane away, allowing Bethany some breathing room, and she does manage to pick herself up using the ropes. But with the referee occupied with Solomon, he misses Kirk Redwood hitting a rope-assisted enziguri to the back of Bethany’s head from the apron!

Stew-O: Bethany stumbles forward, and Solomon charges at her with a clothesline attempt, BUT BETHANY TRAPS THE ARM, AND JACKS THE JAW OF SOLOMON WITH TJD! The superkick knocks the champ back seated into his corner! Bethany collapses to the canvas, and starts to crawl her way over to her corner, seeing that Sheridan has just found her way back onto the apron.

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: Seeing his partner was stunned for the time being, Kirk tagged out to the seated Stane in the corner. Redwood runs over to Bethany, who’s almost there, and cuts her off with a grounded front facelock. Bethany starts to power back to her feet, but Solomon holds the advantage with a knee to the gut, and tries for a suplex! BUT BETHANY SLIPS OUT BEHIND, AND A HIGH KNEE TO THE BACK SENDS HIM THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE!

Stew-O: An exhausted Bethany falls to all fours, and again, goes to crawl her way over to Sheridan, so she can hopefully make the tag.

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: Tag, but Off-Brand Amphetamines are the ones to have made it, Kirk able to roll back into the ring, and tag Solomon on the apron. Stane pulls Blue by the ankle back to his side of the ring, AND RUNS AT SHERIDAN ON THE APRON!

Flannery McCoy: It looks like Müller was smarter in that situation, and dropped off, not allowing herself to be hit again. However, she looks pretty pissed off, and slides into the ring. The referee stops her, but with his back turned, Off-Brand Amphetamines use that to their advantage again. Kirk drags Bethany out of the ring, and goes for a right hand, but it’s blocked, and countered with one of her own!

Stew-O: Solomon exits the ring, and with her back turned to him, grabs Bethany by the back of her head, and sends her gut first into the barricade. That might’ve taken all the wind out of her sails. Both Solomon and Redwood start to pummel Bethany with clubs to the back while she’s doubled over. But unbeknownst to them, Sheridan climbs to the top rope…

Flannery McCoy: AND DIVES OFF WITH A SOMERSAULT SENTON ONTO BOTH MEN, EVEN CATCHING HER OWN PARTNER WITH THAT! Sheridan rolls Bethany back into the ring, and rushes over to their corner, climbing up on the apron, itching for a tag!

Stew-O: Solomon slides in the ring, and grabs Bethany by her ankle again, but Blue rolls over on her back, and shoves him away with both feet! Solomon stumbles back into his corner!

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: BOTH TEAMS MAKE THE TAG! SHERIDAN IN FOR HER SIDE, KIRK IN FOR HIS! REDWOOD TRIES FOR A CLOTHESLINE, BUT SHERIDAN DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT, RUNNING OFF THE ROPES NOW, AND MOMENTARILY TAKING REDWOOD DOWN WITH A ROLLING CLOTHESLINE!

Flannery McCoy: Kirk is back up, and Sheridan leans him up against the ropes for an Irish whip! But Kirk reveses, sending her to the ropes instead! HOWEVER, MÜLLER COMES BACK WITH A FLYING KNEE STRIKE! AND GETS A LITTLE PAYBACK FROM EARLIER, KNOCKING SOLOMON OFF THE APRON WITH A JUMPING ELBOW STRIKE!

Stew-O: Sheridan refocuses her attention on Kirk, who’s back to his feet, and she almost walks into a European uppercut, but narrowly avoids it, countering with a backslide!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Jake Mercer: Kickout! Another clothesline attempt, but Sheridan traps the arm for a double underhook Backbreaker! With Kirk downed on the canvas, Sheridan starts ascending to the top rope, one can only imagine what she has in mind. Kirk slowly gets to his feet, having no idea of what’s behind him. BUT SOLOMON STANE INTERJECTS HIMSELF, RUSHING TOWARD MÜLLER!

Stew-O: Sheridan leaps up and over Stane, rolling through to her feet! Solomon wanders into a back elbow from her, AND BETHANY COMES IN WITH A SLINGBLADE BULLDOG! Solomon stands up, favoring his mouth and nose area, and staggers back against the ropes, leaving him open for a double clothesline, sending him over the top!

Flannery McCoy: The Prescription both climb turnbuckles parallel to one another, and dive off onto Off-Brand Amphetamines with a CROSSBODY EACH! Sheridan rolls Kirk back into the ring, and tags out to Bethany, who pulls herself up on the apron.

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: Kirk is prone on the canvas, and gets lifted up with a wheelbarrow by Müller, who holds him there while Bethany runs off the ropes to connect with a CURB STOMP! CTE! COVER IS MADE ON REDWOOD!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHRRRRR-

Stew-O: KICKOUT!

Jake Mercer: Very unique offense by The Prescription!

Stew-O: Bethany pulls Kirk back to his feet, and keeps hold of him as she makes the tag back out to Sheridan, possibly for another tag team maneuver.

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: SOLOMON! SOLOMON JUST PULLED BETHANY OUT UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE, AND A SUPERKICK TAKES HER DOWN! SHERIDAN GOES TO ENTER THE RING, BUT KIRK CATCHES HER WITH A HARD PENALTY KICK! Müller falls into the ring, and Kirk drags her away from the ropes for a cover!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

Stew-O: Kirk almost had her there, but Sheridan managed to kick out. I think that’s fine by Kirk, who’s just gonna keep inflicting punishment upon Sheridan, who gets brought up for a powerbomb! BUT MÜLLER COUNTERS WITH A HURRICANRANA! KIRK ROLLS THROUGH TO HIS FEET, AND GETS CAUGHT WITH A FOREARM!

Jake Mercer: But fires back with a right hook! Sheridan does the same! Now, Kirk answers right back!

Flannery McCoy: Sheridan starts to land repeated forearm strikes, BUT KIRK TAGS HER WITH A SLAP ACROSS THE FACE! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT, AND ROUNDHOUSE KICK SEND A GROGGY SHERIDAN REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES, BUT SHE COMES BACK WITH A BIG BOOT! Müller collapses to all fours, and Kirk starts crawling over to his corner, seeing that Solomon Stane is back up on the apron.

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: STANE COMES IN, AND KNOCKS BETHANY OFF THE APRON WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE! Solomon turns around to see a charging Müller, but gets the boot up, knocking her down. Stane starts climbing to the top rope, gesturing at Sheridan to get up. BUT SHE QUICKLY RUSHES SOLOMON WITH A RIGHT HAND, AND CLIMBS TO THE MIDDLE ROPE!

Flannery McCoy: Sheridan wants a superplex, but Solomon fends that off with shots to the body before pushing Müller off. Bethany is back on the apron, AND HITS A TJD SUPERKICK AS SHERIDAN RAN IN WITH A BIG BOOT! Blunt Force Trauma gives Solomon a glossed over look in his eye as Sheridan climbs to the middle again for a superplex. Bethany tags the ankle of her partner.

**TAG!!*

Stew-O: SUPERPLEX! AND SHERIDAN REPOSITIONS SOLOMON FOR A DIVING LEG DROP FROM BETHANY! COVER IS MADE!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THH-

Stew-O: KIRK BREAKS THINGS UP WITH A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE! Redwood rolls out of the ring. Bethany favors her back as she stands herself up, and tries to bring Solomon back to his feet, but he fights her off with shots to the body! Stane is back up, but forearms to the face allow him to be backed into the corner of The Prescription!

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: Sheridan is back in, and BOTH WOMEN START TO STOMP SOLOMON IN THE CORNER! Bethany holds him up in a spinebuster as Sheridan climbs to the middle rope, looking to have a repeat from earlier. But Bethany sets Solomon down, seeing Redwood slide back into the ring, and charges at him, only to get sent up and over his shoulder to the outside!

Stew-O: Sheridan steps off the middle rope, and comes marching toward Kirk, BUT FROM BEHIND! THERE’S SOLOMON WITH A SCHOOL BOY ROLLUP!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THH-

Stew-O: Both competitors scramble back to their feet as Müller kicks out! But Sheridan walks right into a spinning spinebuster from Stane, who stacks her up for the cover!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHRRRRRRR-

Stew-O: SHERIDAN GETS THE SHOULDER UP!

Jake Mercer: Trixie’s looking as frustrated as the champions, wondering what more is gonna have to be done in order to put this team away. I’m gonna be honest, I saw the betting odds, and while in favor of Off-Brand Amphetamines, I’m starting to question.

Stew-O: Both Sheridan and Stane are beginning to stir as Kirk climbs up on the apron. Bethany is still downed on the outside in front of our announce desk area, leaving Müller no one to fall back on. Solomon crawls over…

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: Tag is made out to Redwood, who climbs to the top rope for a CROSSBODY! BUT SHERIDAN ROLLS THROUGH FOR A DEEP COVER, HAVING THE LEG HOOKED!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHRRRRRREEEEE-

Stew-O: ALMOST HAD HIM! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE BACK TO THEIR FEET, AND SHERIDAN TRAPS THE ARM OFF A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT BY KIRK! SHE GOES FOR THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK BACKBREAKER, BUT REDWOOD BREAKS FREE, AND DOUBLE LEGS HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS FOR THE COLLINS LOCK! FIGURE FOUR SHARPSHOOTER APPLIED!

Flannery McCoy: THIS IS INNOVATIVE IF IVE EVER SEEN IT! SHERIDAN MAY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP OUT!

Stew-O: NO KIDDING! KIRK HAS IT IN DEEP RIGHT NOW! I CANT IMAGINE THE WORLD OF PAIN SHE IS IN!

Flannery McCoy: BUT SHERIDAN IS A FIGHTER, AND LOOK AT HER! STARTING TO CRAWL OVER TOWARD THE ROP- NO! KIRK DRAGS HER BACK TO THE CENTER! THIS MIGHT BE IT AS SHERIDAN RAISES HER HAND HIGH!

Stew-O: LOOK AT BETHANY, CLIMBING ON THE APRON, TRYING TO GET IN THE RING, BUT SOLOMON PEELS HER OFF WITH A RELEASE POWERBOMB ON THE OUTSIDE!

Flannery McCoy: SHERIDAN STARTS CRAWLING HER BACK TOWARD THE ROPES, BUT KIRK PULLS HER TO THE CENTER BY THE ANKLE, AND REAR MOUNTS HER WITH THE FORTUNE KILLER! BARARM SLEEPER! KIRK ROLLS ONTO HIS BACK, BUT KNOWING SHE CAN GO TO SLEEP QUICKLY IN THIS HOLD, SHERIDAN REVERSES INTO AN ALMOST FRONT NECK BRIDGE, TURNING IT INTO A PIN!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHR-

Stew-O: NO! BOTH COMPETITORS HURRY BACK TO THEIR FEET, AND KIRK SHOVES SHERIDAN BACK INTO THE ROPES WHERE SOLOMON LANDS A SHOOT KICK TO HER LOWER BACK! Sheridan falls to a kneel as Kirk tags out!

**TAG!!**

Flannery McCoy: Kirk holds her in position for a German suplex, and SOLOMON COMES IN WITH A BIG BOOT! COVER IS MADE BY STANE AS REDWOOD EXITS THE RING!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHH-

Stew-O: SHERIDAN KICKS OUT! Solomon shakes his head, and simply just tags back out to Kirk.

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: Stane puts her in position for a suplex, Sheridan is groggy, clearly on spaghetti legs right now, AND END OF THE RAINBOW CONNECTS! X-PLEX INTO A BACKSTABBER BY REDWOOD! THIS ONE IS OVER AS KIRK HOOKS THE LEG!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Jake Mercer: ITS OVER! THE BETTING ODDS WERE RIGHT!

Flannery McCoy: YOU MIGHTVE SPOKE TOO SOON THERE AS BETHANY BREAKS THINGS UP WITH A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE TO THE BACK! STANE COMES IN, AND BIG BOOTS BETHANY BEFORE SHE COULD REGAIN A VERTICAL BASE, NOW REIGNING DOWN ON HER WITH STOMPS!

Stew-O: Blue is sent out through the middle rope, and Solomon exits to the apron!

**TAG!!**

Stew-O: Stane is now the legal man, and both Redwood and Solomon start to pummel Sheridan on the canvas with punches! Müller’s doing her best to cover up, but it looks to be no use. Solomon stands Sheridan up, and hooks her up for the X-Plex. If they hit this move again, it’s over.

Flannery McCoy: Müller gets hoisted up- BUT BETHANY BLUE SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING, AND SENDS REDWOOD SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE GUT OF STANE, DOUBLING HIM OVER, AND PUTTING SHERIDAN DOWN AS A RESULT!

Stew-O: Kirk gets up to a knee, BUT IS TAKEN OUT WITH THE TJD! Redwood rolls out of the ring, leaving Solomon alone. TJD TO STANE!!! AND THAT STUNS HIM LONG ENOUGH FOR THE HEART PUNCH, AKA CODE BLUE!

Flannery McCoy: AND HE STUMBLES RIGHT BACK INTO THE SHERPLEX! BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX! THE REFEREE GETS INTO POSITION TO COUNT!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stephie Love: HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS…AND THE NEWWEEEEEWW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS…THE PRESCRIPTION!!!

(“Enemy” by Sevendust blares throughout the arena as Sheridan releases the German suplex, and is helped to her feet by an equally exhausted Bethany Blue before being handed their Tag Team Championships, and having their hands raised high in the air by the referee.)

Flannery McCoy: What a match between these two teams, but in the end, this new team of Bethany Blue and Sheridan Müller manage to do it!

Jake Mercer: …I- I guess the bettings odds were wrong. :mjcry:

Flannery McCoy: You should’ve long learned that by now. The Prescription is a very talented team made of two incredibly talented individuals. The Dynasty team may not have won, but in the end that was a fantastic way to start Midsummer Massacre!

Stew-O: Regardless, take nothing away from both teams, it could’ve been anyone’s ball game throughout this match. Congratulations go out to The Prescription!

(Bethany and Sheridan roll out of the ring, holding the titles close as they backpedal up the ramp, and the camera fades elsewhere on the shot of an angry Trixie Stane, trying to get both men to come to.)

(Midsummer Massacre continues on with the cameras focusing on the backstage area, specifically coming up the duo of Bulletstorm, Aurora Monroe and SOSA Henderson. Seemingly already in the middle of a conversation, SOSA wears a grin while Aurora looks sure and confident. With the audio finally coming through, the EAW fans can finally hear what’s being said between the two of them.)

SOSA Henderson: She won’t know what she’s got coming her way. I’m telling you, after the way you came at her in those videos and didn’t even think to hold back – you really went somewhere other people wouldn’t even have thought to go :whew:!!

Aurora Monroe: I wasn’t about to let Astraea Jordan think that she was just going to pop up and somehow convince the world that Aurora Monroe isn’t about it. She wanted to push me and she should’ve already known that I’ve got absolutely no qualms whatsoever about pushing right back; the difference is that now it’s known I’m willing to go and push her or anyone for that matter a whole lot harder if they come at me the way she did. She’s no one who I’m going to be intimidated by for any reason when I know all of what I bring to the table. I’m sure I caught a lot of people off-guard, but you know what? I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t out here making waves and drawing all the attention that I do.

SOSA Henderson: I bet Tyrone probably had a heart attack after all that preaching he tried to do to us about how Disney’s trying to reshape EAW’s image :mjlol:!

(Aurora can’t seem to help but roll her eyes, looking annoyed with the reminder of how that all went down for them with Tyrone just a few weeks ago on Dynasty.)

Aurora Monroe: Don’t even remind me of that whole… I just don’t need that on my mind right now. The last thing Astraea deserves is an easy match and I really don’t want to feed that excessively overblown ego of hers by being distracted over even the littlest thing; Tyrone can get dealt with later but right now is absolutely not the time. After the way everything went down on Dynasty and all that mess she had for me going into this match, the only thing I’ve got left to do is let her know that being a part of that VPLA is about to be all her return this year is known for, other than getting outmatched, outsmarted, outwrestled, and defeated all by me tonight. She’s about to realize soon enough that I’m not someone she can try to silence or humble; I’m far more dynamic, more talented, and have more of the makings of a star than she could’ve ever hoped for herself. I just can’t be held down or boxed in no matter what.

SOSA Henderson: :wow:!!! I really can’t wait for you to get out there and let her know what’s what, because I can already tell that being around a scheming snake like Angelo is really getting to her head. Not like it’s gonna do her any favors in the long run – sooner or later, people around here are gonna get tired of that big ol’ blob interfering in her matches just to save her chances of winning when she’s obviously about to lose. He was all on the apron and causing distractions – plus, I had her down and out on Dynasty but Angelo went and put her foot on the ropes like no one would notice, but I’m sure he knows better now after you damn near turned him inside out when you put him down!

(Even Aurora can’t help but laugh, shrugging as if it was no big deal for her to get involved when she saw Angelo trying to cheat her partner out of a potential victory.)

SOSA Henderson: But let him try to get involved tonight and we’ll see what he does when he realizes he’s about to be dealing with me-

Aurora Monroe: Actually, SOSA, about that… After everything that happened on Dynasty, I was thinking that maybe it might be better for you to stay here in the back during the match.

SOSA Henderson: Where’s this coming from? :wtf:

Aurora Monroe: Listen, it’s nothing-

SOSA Henderson: What do you mean, “it’s nothing”? Because it sure sounds like something. You were there at ringside and saw what happened, so you really can’t trust these clowns to not be prepared to get up to something else tonight. I’m not saying you couldn’t still win or that you can’t do that over Astraea without me, but this is Angelo and the VPLA we’re talking about. You think after they tried to cheat me out of a win that they wouldn’t do the same to you?

Aurora Monroe: But who’s to say that with you being at ringside that they wouldn’t try to do something to you while the match is happening? I mean, The Visual Prophet showed up practically out of nowhere on Dynasty to throw you into those steps after the whole match turned into a whole damn mess and everything was just all over the place; something like that doesn’t need to happen tonight. I want to beat Astraea with no excuses, because no way would I ever settle for that girl having a claim to saying that I wasn’t everything I make myself out to be as the future face of this whole sport.

(SOSA looks at Aurora obviously unsure but she doesn’t back down, which doesn’t reassure SOSA any more than she’s already tried.)

Aurora Monroe: Look, if any of her VPLA friends feel like getting involved then I’ll be sure to handle them too. Dealing with them might sound crazy but trust me, I think I showed well enough that I’m far from being out of my depth when it comes to having to throw down with them; the fact of the matter is that neither Astraea nor the rest of them have dealt with a woman like me. Astraea can run around claiming that she’s some kind of blueprint for my career, but I want it to be me and me alone who makes it wholly and utterly clear to her that I’m built a whole hell of a lot different. I got this, just trust me.

(SOSA shakes his in obvious disagreement but with Aurora’s unwavering insistence on the matter, Henderson sighs and shrugs begrudgingly knowing that this doesn’t need to turn into a whole argument between them.)

SOSA Henderson: Alright. I’ll stay back here, but you just make sure you keep an eye out for anything they try to do-

Aurora Monroe: Assuming they try anything at all after the way I was going at them before. But if they didn’t get the message on Dynasty, they’ll be sure to get it loud and clear tonight.

(Aurora smirks at SOSA before heading off, leaving him behind with him still looking unsure. On SOSA’s conflicted expression, the scene fades out.)

(The graphic for the next match appears on the screen.)


(The camera pans to Gina Romano….)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…. FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA! WEIGHING IN AT 205 POUNDS…. HE IS “THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER” JACK RIPLEY!!!!
(Blue World by Mac Miller starts to play throughout the arena as the fans boo, some cheer as Jack Ripley slowly walks out focused on the ring. He walks down with a purpose ready to take on one of his arch-rivals. He doesn’t pay any attention to the fans, as he makes his way ringside.)
Deadprez: Talk about a man on a mission to make a point on Showdown in Season 16, that is Jack Ripley. One of the most underrated main eventers in this company and a man who has a chip on his shoulder. We never got to see the High Rollerz against the Jaded Hearts, but this is definitely a rematch of the World Championship match back at Reasonable Doubt 2021.
Eve: And the bad blood carried over. Jack has a score to settle with Kassidy Heart, will that be tonight? I guess we will find out.
Gavin Kirkland: Talk about Disney! This is what its all about and now we get to see two of the best wrestling in what we do best on Showdown…. WRESTLE.
(Jack gets in the ring and poses on the second rope as his music fades and it is replaced by ‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ by Beyoncé as the crowd boos again, but also mixed in some cheers as slowly Kassidy Heart saunters out and poses in the entranceway, glaring right down at the ring as she makes her way to the ring….)
Eve: Talk about a woman on a mission, this has to be Kassidy Heart. She is someone that is not happy she’s not carrying the Universal Women’s Championship and now this has been a colder, meaner, methodical, and more vicious Kassidy Heart that we have seen in a very long time.
Deadprez: It really is, and she is not here to play any games, Kassidy wants this win, she needs it, her hunger to be the very best has become her driving force and this is no different. Season 16 in my opinion, we are going to get the absolute best of this woman and she will not stop until the world is in her hands.
Gavin Kirkland: She is amazing! She is beautiful….. This is the Disney Era, and we are all going to love one another and be the happiest place on earth!
Deadprez: :comeagain:
(Kassidy gets to the ring, and the referee holds the ropes for her as she poses, before looking out at the crowd and raising her arms in the air. As the referee checks both competitors and calls for the bell and the start of the match….)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: And Kassidy runs at Jack Ripley who quickly side steps but Heart is able to stop herself before hitting the turnbuckle! She turns and Jack is unloading already with forearm after forearm after forearm! He has Kassidy reeling and whipping her into the other turnbuckle, but she drops to one knee and reverses, Jack hits the turnbuckle leaps on the ropes, FLYING BODY PRESS!
ONE!!!!!
Eve: Kassidy Heart with a quick kickout and Jack is back up, Kassidy with a leg sweep and Ripley lands on his back, she quickly rolls him back to his feet and a massive chop on Jack! And another backing him into the ropes, HUGE FOREARM by Kassidy on the chest of Jack! And another, whipping him into the ropes, she runs at him for a clothesline, NO! He ducks, bounces back from the ropes and clothesline by Jack! NO! Kassidy catches his arm with a Crucifix pin!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TW….
Gavin Kirkland: Jack kicks out and he’s already on his feet, Kassidy is back up and Jack takes her down with an arm drag, Kassidy is back up, my absolute favorite wrestler in the world and Jack with another arm drag! Kassidy doesn’t look too pleased and retreats to the corner, looking at her eyes!
(Kassidy glares at Jack who smirks, pacing in the ring as she slowly gets back to her feet, circling around with him as they lock up again…)
Deadprez: Another lock up! Kassidy again drops to one knee; she turns and uses the power in her legs to back up Jack into the ropes. Are we going to get a clean break!? Yes. Kassidy backs up as Jack goes back to the lock up, but this time he turns it into a headlock, Kassidy quickly pushes Jack off, but he grabs her hair and hangs on, the referee didn’t catch that!
Eve: No, he didn’t, and Jack Ripley already stated that he will do whatever it takes to embarrass Kassidy Heart in any way possible! He continues with the Headlock, but Kassidy again pushes him off this time Jack hangs on to the hair and pulls her back in! The referee saw it and warned Jack, ready to administer the count…. NO! SIDESUPLEX INTO A BRIDGE! KASSIDY HAS HIM PINNED!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: JACK KICKS OUT BUT HE HANGS ON TO THE SIDE HEADLOCK! He turns to the side, Kassidy though is able to get to her knees, she turns him back over for the pin!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley kicks out, but he is right back on the headlock! Kassidy uses those strong legs again and is back to her knees, now she plants her feet as Jack Ripley tries to hold on the side headlock, but NO! Kassidy is able to finally push off, Jack turns and SPINEBUSTER BY HEART! THAT WAS AMAZING!?
Eve: What is it with all the Kassidy love now, Gavin!?
Gavin Kirkland: I think it’s the hair!
Eve: Kassidy takes advantage, picking up Jack, setting him up in a front face lock right into a snap suplex, but Kassidy turns against and holds the front face lock, going for a second suplex and she executes it to perfection! Kassidy lifts him up one more time and not a suplex but a FISHERMAN’S NECK BREAKER! Kassidy doesn’t go for the pin! She instead hits a cross arm breaker and locks it in! No! Jack Ripley keeps his hands locked! She tries to get the arm over, but Ripley turns and is inching toward the ropes with his foot!
Deadprez: Both of these two know each other so well and are trying their best to out wrestle each other! Jack is able to turn, getting on his knees, as he breaks the hold, but Kassidy is already back to her feet and does a huge knee lift on Jack! He is stunned, she whips him into the turnbuckle, charging in but NO! Jack with a boot up, she hits hard face first and backs up, Ripley with a flying neck breaker and he finds the opening he needs! Ripley starts kicking a downed Kassidy, before he picks her up by the hair, a quick snap mare by the hair as she lands in a sitting position….
(Jack winds up and throws a couple of stiff kicks to the back of Kassidy as she screams in pain, he does it again over and over until running against the ropes…..)
Eve: BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF KASSIDY HEART! LOOK AT HOW HER HEAD WHIPPED FORWARD AND THEN BACK! SHE IS DOWN! Jack bounces off the ropes with a knee to the chest and rolls back to his feet, he bounces off the ropes again and this time hits a Corkscrew Elbow! He goes for the pin!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: The Necro Mauler Kicks Out! Jack now grinds his forearm into her face and the referee has no other choice but to count….. not her pretty face!
Referee: 1….2…..3……4…..
Gavin Kirkland: Jack breaks the hold and now he is back at it again! Grinding that forearm into her face with such ruthlessness and he is not backing down one bit!
Referee: 1….2…..3……4…..
Gavin Kirkland: Jack breaks the hold one more time, but the damage is already done, and Jack is back up, picking up Kassidy! I wish these two would just make up and we could all be one big happy Disney Family!
Eve: :comeagain:
Deadprez: :wtf:
(Jack sits up Kassidy again, this time driving the knee into her back repeatedly over and over, before wrenching her neck by the chin, holding her in position as she screams in pain.)
Deadprez: Jack Ripley is working on the back of Kassidy Heart now, she has been slowed down and what Jack is doing is smart, working on a body part early in the match and try to neutralize her in any way he can! The more he keeps her grounded, the less she will be able to get on the offensive!
Eve: And that is something we have seen from Jack Ripley, he’s a wrestler first and foremost, a technician in the ring! Kassidy Heart is one of the best too! But right now, Jack Ripley is in complete control! As he continues to wear down Kassidy and she has nowhere to go! He keeps her locked in but Kassidy again uses those massive strong legs to get her feet firmly on the mat, powering herself up but Jack lets go, rolls up to his vertical base as well, Kassidy is able to get up and here is Jack…. NO! RUNNING KNEE BY KASSIDY HEART!
Gavin Kirkland: SHE HIT JACK RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH THAT KNEE AND KASSIDY IS NOW STOMPING AWAY AT THE FALLEN JACK! SHE IS HOLDING HER BACK IN PAIN BUT HOW FAST THIS KWEEN CAN TURN THINGS AROUND! SHE GRABS JACK BY THE HAIR, THROWING HIM AGAINST THE ROPES, DIVING LEG LARIAT AND THAT CONNECTED ON JACK RIPLEY BUT NOW KASSIDY GRABS HIS LEGS AND SHE IS TYING THEM UP…. XOXO KASS!
(Jack screams in pain as Kassidy locks in the figure four leg lock, but quickly then starts to arch as the crowd chants in excitement as she turns it into a Figure Eight and Jack screams in pain even more….)
Deadprez: KASS HAS BRIDGED IT AND SHE IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL RIGHT NOW! WE MAY GET A SUBMISSION 6 MINUTES INTO THIS MATCH ALREADY! JACK MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HANG ON MUCH LONGER BUT LOOK, LOOK WHAT HE IS DOING! HE GRABS HER ANKLE AND IS TRYING TO PULL IT TO MAKE HER LOSE BALANCE!
(Jack is able to pull the ankle and Kassidy falls back down, breaking the hold as he quickly scurries to the corner and is holding his leg in pain telling the referee to give him a time out….)
Jack Ripley: (Off Mic) TIME OUT REF!
Referee: (Off Mic) There are no time outs, Jack!
Jack Ripley: (off Mic) This is a conspiracy!
(Kassidy is back up, seething as she goes to grab Jack, but he kicks her leg out from under and her face lands directly on his knee.)
Eve: Did you just see that?! He might have knocked Kassidy out with that move and now he is crawling back up to his feet, picking her up …. But NO! KASSIDY HITS A RELEASE NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! JACK RIPLEY FLEW HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING WITH THAT ONE! HE IS IN A LOT OF TROUBLE NOW AS KASSIDY DOES LOOK A BIT WOOZY FROM THE HIT TO HER HEAD! SHE GOES TO GRAB JACK…. NI! HE GRABS HER BY THE TIGHTS AND THROWS HER OUTSIDE THE RING!
(Kassidy lands with a huge “Thump” on the mats below but doesn’t seem to be too bothered, slowly getting back up but doesn’t see…..)
Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY WITH A TORNADO DDT FROM THE APRON ON TO THE FLOOR AND KASSIDY’S HEAD BOUNCES OFF AND SHE LOOKS TO BE OUT! LOOK AT JACK RIPLEY SMILING AS THE REFEREE QUICKLY DROPS TO CHECK ON THE MOTIONLESS HEART!
(Jack though, walks over to the timekeeper’s table and grabs a chair. The referee sees this and yanks it from him as he looks ready to use it. Jack and the referee have a stare down…)
Referee: (Off Mic) I WILL DISQUALIFY YOU JACK!
Jack Ripley: (Off Mic) UP YOURS!
Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy looks out, but Jack is lifting her back up and he rolls Kassidy back into the ring, Jack slides in and is climbing the top rope, he looks down at Kassidy before jumping and switching RIGHT INTO A MOONSAULT! HE HOOKS THE LEGS FOR THE COVER!!!!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THREE…………………
Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT! SHE KICKS OUT AND JACK RIPLEY CANNOT BELIEVE IT! HE STARTS PUNCHING HER IN THE FACE REPEATEDLY OVER AND OVER! THE REFEREE IS TRYING TO GET HIM TO STOP!
Referee: 1….2…..3……4…..
Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley stops right before the five count! With the history that Kassidy has with head injuries and concussions, she could be concussed now. We need to make sure she is alright!?
Eve: You have really just eaten this Disney stuff up, where is the real Gavin Kirkland!
Gavin Kirkland: I am telling you it is the hair!
Deadprez: Jack Ripley picks up Kassidy and she is out on her feet; Jack knows to work on the head as he tries for another DDT and if he hits this one it will be over…. But no! Kassidy is able to counter by rushing Jack into the turnbuckle! She starts thrusting her shoulders into his midsection over and over and over! Jack is hurt as Kassidy pulls him out and locks him in….. BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX but Kassidy holds her head in pain, the DDT on the outside really took a lot out of her!
Eve: She hasn’t been the same since and Kassidy looks to be in a lot of trouble, but Jack Ripley is down, he is hurt, trying to catch his breath as Kassidy is back up to her feet first! Kassidy knows that she needs to stay on Jack in order to win this match! She lifts him back up, DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP AND NOW KASSIDY IS TYING HIS LEGS UP FOR….. NO! SMALL PACKAGE BY JACK!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THRE…….
Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY IS ABLE TO KICK OUT! SHE IS ABLE TO KICK OUT AND NOW SHE IS BACK TO HER FEET AND SO IS JACK, A HUGE RIGHT BY JACK, KASSIDY THOUGH RAKES HIS EYES….. AND NOW SHE IS BITING JACK RIPLEY! KASSIDY HEART IS HUNGRY AND SHE IS FEASTING ON JACK’S FACE! JACK RIPLEY IS GETTING MAULED RIGHT NOW!
Referee: 1….2…..3……4…..
(Kassidy stops, she looks at Jack who has a little trickle of blood. She smirks and thumbs him in the eye as he backs up before running to the ropes….)
Deadprez: Jack leap frogs the charge as he was able to sense it coming, he runs now to the other side of the ropes, he comes at Kassidy…. GO TO GAWD!!!!! THE SPEAR CUT JACK RIPLEY IN HALF AND THIS HAS TO BE IT! KASSIDY FALLS ON TOP OF JACK AND HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THREE………………..
Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY KICKS OUT! Kassidy looks incensed and is up grabbing the referee by the shirt….
Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) THAT WAS A THREE!
Referee: (Off Mic) IT WAS TWO!
Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) YOU SAW WHAT I DID TO HIS FACE!
Referee: (Off Mic)….. it was a 2.99999999999999999999999!
Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) Idiot.
(Kassidy turns back and picks up Jack, she elbows him in the face and chest repeatedly before grabbing his leg again, this time for another Dragon Screw…..)
Eve: JACK RIPLEY QUICKLY TURNS IT AROUND WITH AN ENZINGUIRI STRAIGHT TO THE HEAD OF KASSIDY! ANOTHER VICIOUS BLOW TO HER HEAD AND KASSIDY CRUMBLES LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES. RIPLEY GRABS HER ARMS AND HE STARTS…. OH NO……
Eve: HE STARTS STOMPING A MUDHOLE ON HER HEAD! THE REPEATED KICKS OVER AND OVER AND IT LOOKS LIKE KASSIDY IS GOING LIMP! THE REFEREE MIGHT NEED TO STOP THIS MATCH AS JACK RIPLEY IS NOT STOPPING!
(Ripley stops and slowly picks up Kassidy Heart who is completely out of it, picking her up over the shoulder……)
Gavin Kirkland: LAWN DART! Kassidy hit hard on the top turnbuckle! She bounces back and Jack Ripley running against the ropes…. HIGH KNEE TO THE HEAD! KASSIDY HEART CRUMBLES TO THE MAT AND JACK RIPLEY MAKES THE COVER!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Eve: KASSIDY HEART GETS A SHOUDLER UP AND JACK RIPLEY IS BESIDE HIMSELF! HE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! THE LOOK OF SHOCK IN HIS FACE AS HE KNOWS THIS WOULD HAVE PUT ANYONE ELSE AWAY! JACK IS BACK UP AND HE DRAGS KASSIDY TO HER FEET, SHE LOOKS COMPLETELY DAZED….. AND….. AND….
Deadprez: YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!
Gavin Kirkland: NOOOOO!!!! KASSIDY HEART DUCKS AND JACK STUMBLES FORWARD…. HEART STOPPER! HE IS STUNNED AND KASSIDY HITS THE DEDEDE DDT! JACK RIPLEY IS DOWN AND KASSIDY NOW CLIMBS THE TOP ROPE! WHAT IS SHE DOING!? WHAT IS KASSIDY DOING!? SHE WAITS AS JACK IS SLOWLY GETTING BACK UP….. HE IS ON HIS FOURS…..
Deadprez: PAINFULLY EVER AFTER OFF THE TOP ROPE AND SHE JUST CAVED JACK RIPLEY’S HEAD INTO THE MATS! SHE TURNS RIPLEY OVER AND STICK A FORK IN JACK, THIS ONE IS DONE!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
…..
….
Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY KICKS OUT!!! JACK RIPLEY KICKS OUT AND THE CROWD CANNOT BELIEVE IT!
Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!
(Kassidy looks shocked, but turns and glares at Jack Ripley, holding her head in pain, slowly getting back to her feet, and dragging him back up with her. He is now out of it too, as she runs against the ropes…..)
Deadprez: KASSIDY GOES FOR ANOTHER SPEAR, BUT JACK CATCHES HER IN A FRONT FACE CHOKE! HE FALLS BACK AND HAS KASSIDY LOCKED IN IT! JACK RIPLEY IS SCREAMING, WANTING TO CHOKE KASSIDY UNCONSCIOUS AS SHE TRIES DESPERATELY TO BREAK OUT! LISTEN TO THIS CROWD RIGHT NOW GETTING INTO THIS MATCH! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE SHOWING BY TWO OF THE TOP STARS ON SHOWDOWN AND THE ENTIRE EAW!
Eve: KASSIDY HEART LOOKS TO BE GOING OUT! BUT LOOK! SHE IS PLANTING HER FEET AGAIN, THAT IS SOMETHING SHE HAS USED THIS ENTIRE MATCH, HER LEGS AND NOW SHE IS TRYING TO GET SOME ELEVATION AND PRESS DOWN ON JACK….. LOOK SHE HAS THE SHOULDERS OF JACK PINNED TO THE GROUND!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: JACK IS ABLE TO GET HIS SHOULDER UP! HE TURNS TO THE SIDE AND KASSIDY FINDS THE SOFT SPOT AND IS ABLE TO BREAK OUT, BUT THE DAMAGE IS DONE! HER HEAD IS IN BAD SHAPE AND SHE LOOKS ALMOST GLOSSY EYED. JACK IS BACK UP AND HE CHARGES KASSIDY….. NO! SHE SIDESTEPS AND SLEEPER HOLD! JACK IS SUDDENLY ENTRAPPED IN THE SLEEPER AND HE RUNS INTO THE TURNBUCKLE….
(Jack ducks and causes Kassidy to hit face first into the turnbuckle, she stumbles back a little and Jack looks over…..)
Deadprez: YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! JACK RIPLEY CONNECTED AND KASSIDY HEART FALLS TO THE MAT! JACK STUMBLES AND FALLS ON KASSIDY HOOKING THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Deadprez: HOW!?! KASSIDY HEART WITH A SHOULDER UP AND JACK RIPLEY IS BESIDE HIMSELF! HE CANNOT BELIEVE THAT SHE WAS NOT PINNED! KASSIDY HEART IS STILL ALIVE IN THIS MATCH AND JACK DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO PUT THIS WOMAN DOWN…. WAIT!
(Jack slams the mats as the crowd cheers wildly….)
Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!
Eve: Jack Ripley points to the top rope! He is looking to put in the exclamation point here! He is up on the top rope…. Here goes….. BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!!!!!
Deadprez: NO! KASSIDY HEART WITH THE KNEES UP AND JACK RIPLEY LANDS HARD ON HER KNEES! THE WIND IS KNOCKED OUT OF HIM AND KASSIDY IS BACK U SLOWLY, JACK HAS HIS BACK TO HER AS SHE LOCKS IN….. THE NECRO MAULER! SHE HAS THE FULL NELSON LOCKED IN BUT JACK RIPLEY IS TRYING TO FIGHT TO THE ROPES!
Gavin Kirkland: HE IS ALMOST THERE BUT KASSIDY HAS IT LOCKED IN, HIS LEG IS STRETCHED BUT THE REFEREE IS PAYING ATTENTION TO JACK RIPLEY TO SEE IF HE SURRENDERS! WAIT…. RIPLEY TRIES TO GET HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES, BARELY TOUCHING IT….. NO! REFEREE DOESN’T SEE IT AS KASSIDY QUICKLY YANKS HIM OFF AND HAS JACK LOCKED IN AS HE TRIES ONE MORE TIME TO REACH OVER….. THIS IS SO PAINFUL BUT DISNEY LIKE!
Eve: THE REFEREE DIDN’T CATCH THE FOOT AND NOW KASSIDY DRAGS JACK TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING WHERE HE IS FADING. LOOK AT KASSIDY USING HER OWN HEAD TO HEADBUTT JACK IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD… HOW BRUTAL… SACRIFICING HER OWN WELL-BEING!
Deadprez: JACK IS FADING….. HE IS FADING…….
(The referee checks him….)
Deadprez: …. HE IS OUT! JACK IS OUT!
(DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…… KASSIDY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ by Beyoncé Starts to play as Kassidy lets go and collapses to the mats holding her head. The referee raises her hand in victory as she slowly sits up, gritting her teeth and cracking a smile. Glaring at Jack who is heavily breathing and not conscious.)
Deadprez: Kassidy Heart took it all and was still able to find a way to win and that is what makes her most dangerous is the resiliency. She saw an opening, took it and though she could have some damage to her skull, was able to hold Jack down long enough for him to pass out. Looks like she even cut herself some headbutting Jack, amazing.
Eve: No doubt about it, she took advantage, and the referee did not see Jack reach the ropes with his feet, but it didn’t matter, while it could have technically been called a rope break, Kassidy was smart and yanked Jack right out and held him down until he passed out in the Necro Mauler. Amazing match and both of these top stars have a lot to say moving forward and on the Showdown brand.
Gavin Kirkland: This is what Disney branded competition is all about and I am so happy to be a part of it. Let us all congratulate the KWEEN…. Kassidy Heart!
(Gavin stands up and claps while Eve and Deadprez look a bit puzzled. That doesn’t change what is happening in the ring as Kassidy slowly rolls out and heads to the back, glaring in the ring as Jack is finally coming to, leaning against the bottom rope, not happy at the outcome as the camera fades backstage.)
(Upon the conclusion of the match between former World Champions Kassidy Heart and Jack Ripley, there is a smooth transition from cameras out at the ring to a laptop being shown which still has the ringside broadcast airing. The camera pulls back and around to the front of the desk to show Tyrone Montgomery sitting in an office chair at his desk, from where he’s apparently been watching the match go down. With the viewers no longer able to see anything other than the back of the laptop and Tyrone’s face, it’s quite clear that Tyrone doesn’t necessarily appear impressed as he hits the “mute” button on the keyboard while shaking his head with an unconvinced, uninspired expression.)

Tyrone Montgomery: Well, I guess it looks like Friday Night Dynasty wasn’t and isn’t the problem for him after all – maybe he’s just not as good as he thinks he is. 🤔 I mean, maybe if he would’ve spent less time crying about all of his own self-inflicted shortcomings on Dynasty and focused more on what’s in front of him like he should’ve been doing this whole time now, then maybe he wouldn’t have lost tonight. But oh well, that’s Showdown’s problem now-

(Before Tyrone can continue voicing his opinion on the match that has just occurred, he finds himself stopping himself short as he looks up from the laptop. He looks surprised for a moment but he stands up from the chair with a smile, the camera angle coming to the side of the desk to show that Tyrone has a visitor!)

Tyrone Montgomery: Hey, Limmy! What’s up? What can I do for you? Is… everything alright?

(Tyrone continues to wear his welcoming grin that he’s offered to Limmy Monaghan, who has come into his office appearing quite honestly frustrated. Tyrone’s smile falters a bit as he sees that it’s clear that Limmy isn’t here to make small talk or just check up on how he’s doing; the former Hardcore Champion is obviously here on business that he doesn’t plan on beating around the bush about.)

Limmy Monaghan: Actually, Tyrone, no, everything isn’t alright. None of this is.

Tyrone Montgomery: I’m sorry but you’re going to have to be a bit more specific than that :lupe:.

Limmy Monaghan: It’s the fact that somehow, in the mess of everything that was going down on Friday Night Dynasty, scheduling my match against The Visual Prophet for tonight seemed to have slipped your mind. You saw what happened- heck, the entire WORLD saw what happened when he attacked me and it never occurred to you or anyone else that I would want to get my hands on him in a match as soon as possible, on a night such as tonight? Instead, now I have to wait a few more weeks even though he’s good to go? This is the first time in my career that I’ve been left off of an FPV and I really didn’t have the idea of waiting long to let Viz know just how badly he screwed up when he thought it’d be a great plan to attack me. That’s not something that I’m going to let him get away with and not have him face the grim consequences of his actions. He-

Tyrone Montgomery: Alright, alright – I hear you and I get what you’re saying. I understand how being left off of tonight’s FPV might appear to you when maybe anyone else before me in my position might’ve had you and Viz on the card tonight, but you’ve got to channel that anger and aggression elsewhere for the time being because right now, it’s blinding you.

(Tyrone speaks matter-of-factly and it sinks in pretty quickly for Limmy that the Friday Night Dynasty General Manager isn’t going to be interested in debating how he could alter the rest of the line-up for tonight’s show. Despite that, it doesn’t stop Limmy from looking at Tyrone expectantly because that surely couldn’t be all that there is to what he’s got to say.)

Tyrone Montgomery: I mean, I get why you would come in here and ask why the match isn’t happening tonight instead, but did you get hit so hard over the back of your head with that chair that you forgot what happened and just how bad it looked for you out there?

Limmy Monaghan: :francis:

Tyrone Montgomery: The whole attack, getting hit with the chair the way that you did – that’s exactly why you aren’t booked for Midsummer Massacre tonight, Limmy. If you want to blame anyone for why you’re not competing tonight, blame Viz because he’s why things are the way that they are. I understand that you’re a fighter, you don’t want to give off the impression that you’re soft or fragile or can’t take a hit, but believe me when I say that myself, the rest of Dynasty’s management team, and EAW’s medical team are only looking out for your well-being. The Visual Prophet’s attack was unforgivable and heinous, but we wouldn’t want to run the risk of you suffering a greater injury or risk the chance of you being dealt something like a serious concussion so soon after that attack; not being in a match tonight was a decision I made for your own benefit :wow:!

Limmy Monaghan: Thanks, I guess, but I feel fine-

Tyrone Montgomery: Glad to know that! With the rest and recovery you’ve been afforded, I’m hoping that we’ll see you back in the ring soon-

Limmy Monaghan: I wasn’t done :mjpls:. What I’m saying is that I would’ve been fine enough to face off against Viz here at Midsummer Massacre and that’s who I want to direct all these emotions at; I don’t want to wait and give people the impression that they can do this to me, and not have me at their damn necks right after the fact.

Tyrone Montgomery: :lupe:

(Limmy remains standing at the front of the desk starting to look impatient and that’s something that’s clear to Tyrone. With his hands on the edge of the desk, Tyrone looks down as he thinks some things over and Limmy watches on wondering what could possibly be going through the new GM’s mind. After a few more moments, Tyrone begins to nod and looks up from the desk.)

Tyrone Montgomery: Listen, Limmy, I’m not gonna change my mind about tonight-

Limmy Monaghan: :francis:

Tyrone Montgomery: -but what I can tell you is that you and everyone else will come to appreciate these kinds of decisions in the long run. A lot of you Elitists like to go into these kinds of personal battles without a second thought, but after what happened, I just couldn’t have anything that might’ve happened to you on my hands by allowing a match to happen so soon after – and I certainly couldn’t have it happen on my watch when I’m looking to get the best out of you! Do you think I can afford to have one of my best Elitists sidelined because of the possibility of more devastating blows in such a short span of time? I’m looking to make you a centerpiece on Friday Night Dynasty, Limmy, someone else who this brand can have another face as and I believe wholeheartedly in that – and the idea of you becoming a World Champion one day. That’s something that you certainly have in you, it’s undeniable and I’m willing to stand by that – and I know I couldn’t possibly be the only one who believes it.

Tyrone Montgomery: Limmy Monaghan versus The Visual Prophet, as FPV-worthy as it that could’ve been had it not been for that brutal attack, is a match that’s going to sell the Poor Unfortunate Souls Supershow – and it’s a match that should have the entire show built around it! That’s how much I believe in this match you want happening! This is a match that I know the fans want to see and it deserves all the hype, so why not put it on a Dynasty-exclusive event that’s sure to get people talking? I envision that match making headlines and I’m confident that it won’t disappoint; this isn’t a match that I’m going to allow to slip under anyone’s radar for any possible reason :wow:!!

(While not looking exactly sold on the sell, Limmy does seem to be coming around to the idea that Tyrone has proposed. He won’t be getting his hands on The Visual Prophet here tonight at Midsummer Massacre like he had hoped, but on the other hand, he’s going to be able to get the match he wants against Viz at Dynasty’s Poor Unfortunate Souls event.)

Limmy Monaghan: …Alright. I can’t say that I’m all set on waiting this out when I’m more than ready to get back at Viz right now, but I… guess it’ll have to do for now.

Tyrone Montgomery: Some of the best things can come to those who wait, and I’m sure you’ll get that feeling going into Poor Unfortunate Souls. But if you’re still not convinced on that, then I do believe I’ve got something else you’ll want to consider and it’s perfect timing that you came into my office, so try taking this news into account: Limmy Monaghan is the man that’s been chosen to be the Team Captain for Team Dynasty in the Anarchy in the Arena Match at Territorial Invasion!

(Limmy’s expression turns pleasantly surprised as he lets the news settle in, the slightest bit of a smile forming on his face as he starts to nod his head in some form of unspoken agreement.)

Tyrone Montgomery: Does that sound like something you’ve got the time for or is that too long of a wait for you? :mjpls:

Limmy Monaghan: Trust me, I’ve got no problem with that and that’s an opportunity that I’m absolutely not going to pass up on. A match like that? It’s the perfect chance for me to step up and prove what people have been saying about me being a future World Champion, someone who can be at the top of any brand leading it as the face of it, and being the Team Captain for Anarchy in the Arena is a sure-fire way to do that. I wasn’t able to be the person challenging Andre Walker tonight but I know this would definitely set me back on the path of winning a World Championship that I know I’m destined for.

Tyrone Montgomery: Great! Love to hear it :wow:!

Limmy Monaghan: But before any of that? Believe me when I say that I’m going to absolutely destroy The Visual Prophet.

(Limmy’s expression had quickly turned deadly serious and he offered a reassuring nod to Tyrone before taking his leave. As for Tyrone, he remained standing behind his desk, watching the door close behind Limmy just as the scene had started to fade out.)

( The graphic for the next match flashes across the screen. )

(‘Cold War’ by Hans Zimmer hits, as the crowd erupts into boos. Drake King eventually steps out in a white attire with ‘The Redeemer’ in black print and a gold outline on the side of his leg. Drake has a serious look on his face, as he’s ready to finally put an end to the chaos that has been going on between him and Samael these past few weeks. King continues down the ramp, and enters the ring before hopping on his toes.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, the following Contest is set for!!!!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Bella Braxton: Introducing first.. From The Dead Sea, Israel!! Weighing in at 220lbs!!! DRAKE THE REDEEMER!!!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: Drake has been going through it these past few weeks. He calls himself the Father of EAW because he believes that this new EAW that’s partnered with Disney is all his doing. A few weeks ago, Drake wanted to speak upon the New EAW and how he was going to be a leader for this company. How he would help make this season the best season ever.. And that started with a meeting with Michael, one of Samael’s personalities.

Rich Russillo: That meeting didn’t fare too well, as Drake refused to tell Michael a bedtime story.. Eventually, Caine, another personality of Samael’s, informed Drake of his rudeness and told him that they’d be watching him.

Persephone: And since then, things have gotten really entertaining and exciting to watch! The reported attack in the parking lot and the run in attack in Drake’s match against Ronan, and the brawl last week after the match was set. This match is going to be good.

(Eventually, ‘Cold War’ fades out, and a black bird soars across the arena. The bird screeches out, as the arena lights turn off and back on numerous times until a gong is heard echoing out its deep roar. The crowd boos heavily, as the phrase ‘I See You’ blasts out of the speakers. Smoke then fills the stage and ‘Down with the Sickness’ by Disturbed begins to play. Afterwards, the arena is filled with dark dimmed red light. The Angel of Death finally arrives, stepping up onto the stage wearing a long black trench coat with red and black pants. He slowly makes his way down to the ring while the camera focuses on his iconic mask.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent.. Weighing 285lbs!!! THE ANGEL OF DEATH!!!! SAMAEL!!!!!!

James Peters: One of the main reasons why Drake is so frustrated is because this man, Samael, has not been punished for any of his actions. Like we said before, Drake has been on the receiving end of multiple attacks, and not once has Samael been punished.

Rich Russillo: Drake went as far as to suggesting suspension and even full termination of Samael’s career here in EAW, but Eden Sinclair wouldn’t budge because of Samael’s mental condition.

Persephone: Samael can’t control himself like others can, and Drake can’t accept that Samael can get away with everything he’s done to him because of that. Tonight however, they fight it out and settle this beef once and for all!!

(Samael is seen on the top of the steel steps with his right arm out. The black bird glides down and lands on his arm, as he stares out at Drake. Samael enters the ring and doesn’t let his eyes off of his opponent. The black bird flies away, as Samael takes his trench coat off, and tosses it towards the outside corner of the ring. Both Drake and Samael stare at one another, focusing on this upcoming match and what’s to come inside of this ring.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Rich Russillo: There’s the bell, and now this one is underway! And here goes Samael charging directly at Drake King!!!

James Peters: But instantly, it’s Drake King who drops to the canvas and rolls out of the ring before Samael can even get to him!

Rich Russillo: Obviously Drake isn’t much of a fan of the aggressive approach that Samael chose to start with, and intends to take this match at his own pace. King stares back up at Samael while The Grim Reaper glares back at him from inside of the ring with a menacing look on his face.

Persephone: Judging by the expression on his face, Samael truly intends on hurting Drake. The Angel of Death licks his lips in a sinister way, then immediately exits out of the ring and heads towards the former two time world champion!! And now they’re on the run!! Drake King notices Samael coming after him, and begins to run away!! He sprints his way around the corner of the ring! Samael is not too far behind, but isn’t able to catch the Redeemer! Drake eventually cuts another corner and slides back into the ring, as Samael follows behind!! Samael gets into the ring..

Rich Russillo: AND KING STOMPS DOWN ONTO SAMAEL’S ELBOW JUST AS HE WAS SLIDING IN!! ANOTHER STOMP BY DRAKE!! And now Drake drops down to lock in a.. That’s a crossface!! Drake has the crossface locked in!!

James Peters: I see what Drake is doing right now. Being very calculated with his approach. He knew it wouldn’t be a smart idea to take Samael head on in a battle of strength and power, so he decided to catch Samael off guard, slowing him down with this submission hold. Even if he can’t get Samael to tap out right here, he’s at the very least, slowing the much larger opponent down!

Rich Russillo: This is a great strategy by Drake, and Samael is definitely working to get out of this hold. You can see the struggle and frustration on Samael’s face due to being trapped in this crossface, however Samael manages to use his trapped arm to his advantage, and pulls in on Drake’s knee! He has a firm grip, and does a Peterson roll to put Drake King on his back!! The referee gets into position to call the pin!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWWW-

Persephone: And just like that, It’s King who releases the crossface and gets his shoulder up!! More wrestling to go! Woohoo!!!

James Peters: Samael sits up now, as Drake scrambles up to his feet. The Grim Reaper now stands up, and turns around.. ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE HEAD BY DRAKE KING!!! WOW!! WHAT A SHOT!! IT DROPS SAMAEL DOWN TO A KNEE!! The 285lbs Samael slowly rises back to his feet… BUT HE GETS HIT BY A LARIAT FROM DRAKE THE SECOND HE STANDS UP!!!

Rich Russillo: Samael staggers back a bit, but doesn’t drop down onto the mat this time. Drake again charges in towards Samael.. AND AGAIN HE DELIVERS A HARD HITTING LARIAT!!! However, we get the same result, as Samael refuses to go back down!!

James Peters: This begins to annoy and frustrate King, as the two time world champion exits the ring and stands on the ring apron. He grabs the top rope and launches himself.. SPRINGBOARD LARIAT BY DRAKE KING!!!

Persephone: NO!!! SAMAEL CAUGHT HIM IN MID AIR!!!

Rich Russillo: AND NOW HE LOCKS IN A BEAR HUG!!! THE BEAR HUG IS LOCKED IN, AS SAMAEL BEGINS TO SQUEEZE THE LIFE OUT OF DRAKE!!! SO MUCH STRENGTH IS ON DISPLAY, AS DRAKE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO YELL OUT IN DISCOMFORT!!

James Peters: Discomfort is definitely sugar coating the situation that Drake is in. His body is probably throbbing and desperate for air. Just look at his face every time he gets a moment to gasp for some oxygen!!! SAMAEL CONTINUES TO SQUEEZE DRAKE’S BODY WITH ALL OF HIS MIGHT!!!

Persephone: NOW SAMAEL CHARGES ACROSS THE RING WHILE BEAR HUGGING DRAKE!!! AND HE TOSSES KING RIGHT INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES WITH TREMENDOUS FORCE!!

Rich Russillo: Drake nearly falls into a seated position in the corner, but he grabbed a hold of the top ropes!! He uses those ropes to pull himself all the way up in the corner..

James Peters: CORNER CLOTHESLINE BY SAMAEL!!! HE JUST SQUISHED DRAKE KING INTO THE CORNER WITH ALL 285 pounds!!

Rich Russillo: Samael takes a few steps back from the corner, as Drake groggily walks towards him.. BUT HE WALKS RIGHT INTO A BACK BODY DROP FROM SAMAEL!!!

Persephone: Drake King crashes down onto the ring mat hard!!! And before he can do anything, IT’S SAMAEL WITH A LEG DROP ACROSS THE THROAT!!!! SAMAEL COVERS!!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TH-

James Peters: Drake with the kickout!!

Rich Russillo: Samael gets up onto one knee, and grips Drake by the hair with his left hand. He then brings his right arm back and.. HE DELIVERS A MONSTROUS RIGHT HAND PUNCH TO THE FACE!!! ANOTHER AND ANOTHER!! DRAKE IS GETTING TAGGED OVER AND OVER AGAIN BY THE GRIM REAPER!!!

Persephone: Samael is showing absolutely no mercy now, as he’s already planning out his next move. He releases Drake’s head, then grabs his right wrist to pull his opponent up from the ground. Drake is now up to his knees.. Now to his feet.. Samael now twists under the arm while keeping a hold of the wrist.

James Peters: That’s a lot of stress on the shoulder. You can look at Drake’s face and see that he doesn’t like how that feels at all. Samael now backs up towards the corner, and begins to climb his way up to the top rope while still keeping hold of Drake’s wrist! Samael begins to walk the ropes!! He’s thinking oldschool!!!

Rich Russillo: NO!!! DRAKE KING JUST TUGGED HIS ARM AND PULLED SAMAEL OFF OF THE TOP ROPE… AND INTO A RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE!!!!

James Peters: WHAT A COUNTER BY THE FATHER OF EAW!! HE JUST MADE SAMAEL’S HEAD SNAP BACK BEFORE HIS BODY SMACKED THE AGAINST THE RING MAT!

Persephone: As great of a counter as that was, Drake is still down. He’s catching his breath and recovering from the early beating he took in this match. Meanwhile, Samael still has yet to move!

James Peters: Well, Drake King has finally built the strength to get up to his feet. He walks over to Samael and.. HE STOMPS DOWN ONTO THE ELBOW YET AGAIN!!! Drake now reaches down and grabs Samael. He tries to bring The Grim Reaper to his feet, BUT IT’S SAMAEL WITH A RIGHT HANDED PUNCH FROM OFF OF HIS KNEES!!!

Rich Russillo: Drake hunches over and clutches at his abdomen with one arm while keeping a hold of Samael with the other. LEFT HANDED PUNCH TO THE STOMACH BY SAMAEL!!! AND DRAKE’S GRIP GETS WEAKENED!!!

Persephone: BUT DRAKE RESPONDS WITH A BACK ELBOW RIGHT DOWN ONTO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! The Redeemer releases his hold of Samael, as the Angel of Death falls down onto his hands and knees!

James Peters: Drake looks over to his right side, then charges in that direction towards the ring ropes!! Drake hits the ropes and rebounds back towards Samael who’s slowly working up to his feet..

Persephone: JUMPING KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE BY DRAKE KING!!! IT CONNECTS AND DROPS SAMAEL DOWN TO A KNEE!!

Rich Russillo: Drake instantly gets a hold of the groggy Samael, and pulls his head between his legs!!! What’s this?!? ASCENSION! PEDIGREE BY DRAKE KI-

James Peters: SAMAEL WITH THE COUNTER!! HE JUST BACK BODY DROPPED DRAKE KING AND DRAKE’S BACK SMACKED HARD AGAINST THE RING MAT!!!

Rich Russillo: Drake arches his back in pain, as Samael is clutching at his head. It’s definitely still ringing after the ripcord and jumping knee strike. However, Samael makes it up to his feet from off of his knees, then looks over his shoulder to see Drake King using the side ropes to help pull himself up. Once Drake gets to his feet, Samael is immediately over there to grab Drake by the wrist and whips him hard across the ring and towards the side ropes!!

Persephone: Drake hits the ropes and rebounds back towards Samael!! BIG BOOT TO THE FACE BY SAMAEL!!!

James Peters: NO!! DRAKE SLIDES UNDER THE LEG OF SAMAEL AND POPS UP TO HIS FEET BEHIND HIM!! Samael loses his balance, but still manages to keep himself up on his feet. The Grim Reaper then turns around to face his opponent..

Rich Russillo: SUPERKICK TO THE JAW BY DRAKE KING!!! SAMAEL IS STUNNED AFTER HAVING HIS HEAD SNAP BACK LIKE THAT!!

James Peters: But look at what that superkick has set up!! Drake with a kick to the midsection!! He pulls Samael’s head between his legs!!! ASCENSION! THE PEDIGREE!!! IT CONNECTS AS SAMAEL’S FACE WAS DRILLED RIGHT INTO THE RING MAT!! HE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY OUT OF IT, AND DRAKE GOES FOR THE PIN!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

THH-

Persephone: BUT THE ANGEL OF DEATH POWERS OUT OF THE PIN!! YAY MORE WRESTLING!! THIS IS EXACTLY HOW I WANTED TO SPEND MY SUNDAY NIGHT!!

James Peters: Drake now works his way up to his feet, then stomps down onto Samael’s leg!! Another stomp! And that one is followed up by a kick to the midsection that turns Samael onto his stomach. Drake with a stomp down onto the lower back and then an elbow drop right in that same spot!!

Rich Russillo: While Drake has Samael down, this is a wise move. He’s trying to wear down The Grim Reaper little by little. Limb by limb and he’s definitely targeting that lower back to take away from Samael’s incredible strength!

James Peters: Drake has been on the receiving end of multiple attacks by Samael, so he knows that he can’t risk The Angel of Death getting it rolling again. Instead he’s focusing on keeping the powerful Samael down while he’s there!! ANOTHER STOMP BY DRAKE!

Persephone: And look at this! Drake kicks Samael over once more, but this time he sits on top of him and locks both of their legs together!! Drake flips over and rotates Samael’s body to lock in… THE INVERTED CLOVERLEAF!!! THIS SUBMISSION IS LOCKED IN AND IMMEDIATELY WE CAN HEAR SAMAEL YELLING OUT IN PAIN!!!

James Peters: Drake King is putting a lot of strain on Samael’s lower back and hips!! He’s elevating his butt off of the ground to apply more pressure on that back!!! Samael knows that he’s in trouble now, and needs to break out of this hold soon!!

Rich Russillo: Samael begins to crawl his way over to the ropes!! He’s getting close!! He’s almost there!!!

Persephone: BUT WITH HIS FREE LEG, DRAKE KICKS THE BACK OF SAMAEL AND FORCES HIM TO FALL FACE FIRST ONTO THE MAT!!! DRAKE ELEVATES HIS BUTT OFF OF THE GROUND EVEN HIGHER AND PUTS MORE PRESSURE ON SAMAEL’S BODY!!! SAMAEL HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO SCREAM OUT AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS!!!

James Peters: AND DRAKE IS LOVING IT!! THE REDEEMER IS SMILING AND ENJOYING EVERY SECOND OF THE TORTURE HE IS PUTTING SAMAEL THROUGH!!

Rich Russillo: Drake wants to rid guys like Samael from this company! He calls himself the father of EAW because of what he’s done to help EAW reach their deal with Disney, and right off the bat, he’s had to deal with the man that least represents the Disney image that Drake is so proud of helping create!! WITH EVERY CRY IN PAIN THAT DRAKE HEARS, THE SMILE ON HIS FACE GROWS EVEN BIGGER!!! HE WANTS SAMAEL TO SUFFER!!! HE WANTS SAMAEL TO PAY FOR THE SINS HE’S COMMITTED AGAINST HIM!! HE WANTS-

Persephone: ROPE BREAK!! SAMAEL GRABBED THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! SAMAEL FOUND THE STRENGTH TO FIGHT THROUGH THE PAIN AND NOW HE’S GOT A GRIP OF THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! THE EXPRESSION ON DRAKE’S FACE HAS MADE A COMPLETE 180 DEGREE TURN!!

James Peters: HE’S IN SHOCK!! HE CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! I CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT!! BUT SOMEHOW!! SOMEWAY!! SAMAEL IS STILL ALIVE AND IN THIS MATCH!!!

Rich Russillo: Drake King unhooks his legs from Samael’s and rolls off to the side. The Redeemer brushes his hair back with his fingertips as he begins to contemplate his next move.

James Peters: And now Drake rises up to his feet!! He sees that Samael is still down on the canvas of the ring!! Drake charges in..

Persephone: JUDGEMENT DAY!!!! CURB STOMP BY DRAKE KING!!!!

Rich Russillo: NO!!! SAMAEL ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT AND ENDS UP ROLLING OUT OF THE RING BEFORE DROPPING DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!!

James Peters: That may not be the most comfortable way to avoid Drake’s Judgement Day Curbstomp, but that definitely beats getting hit by it that’s for sure!

Rich Russillo: Samael is down on all fours here at ringside, as Drake can’t help but to laugh at him from inside of the ring. The satisfaction that Drake King is getting from watching Samael struggle to keep up with him in this match right now is unmatched.

Referee: One.. Two.. Three..

James Peters: And look! Samael is on the move!! He begins to crawl on his hands and knees!! Not towards the ring but towards the outside corner of the ring AWAY from Drake King!! And this only makes Drake laugh even harder at the situation!!

Drake King: (Off-Mic) You’re all watching me? Is that so, Samael?! Because I’m watching you right now, and all I see is an ugly man running away from the fight that he started!! THIS IS MY COMPANY!! I AM THE FATHER OF THIS NEW ESTABLISHMENT!! AND YOU WILL NEVER RUIN WHAT I HAVE CREATED!!!

Persephone: Drake continues to chuckle as he continues to verbally taunt Samael from inside of the ring. Meanwhile, Samael has finally made it to the outside corner of the ring where he grabs his trench coat!! What in the world could he be doing with that?!

James Peters: I have no idea, but he reaches into one of the inside pockets of the trench coat to pull out a.. Is that?! It can’t be!!

Rich Russillo: IT’S A TEDDY BEAR!!!

Drake King: (Off-Mic) :comeagain:

(Samael raises the Teddy Bear high in the sky then stands up with it and hugs it tight. Samael then slowly begins to make his way up the steel steps and onto the ring apron. Meanwhile, Drake takes a step back and points at the teddy bear.)

Drake King: (Off-Mic) What’s that?! Why did you grab that thing?!

(Samael enters into the ring from the apron still hugging that Teddy Bear.)

Michael: (Off-Mic) Why didn’t you tell me a bedtime story, Drake??

Drake King: (Off-Mic) Wait.. What?!? :comeagain:

Persephone: That has to be Michael!! He’s speaking so softly and innocently!! This can’t be the same man that Drake’s been fighting all night long!!!

(Michael continues to approach Drake, as King hesitates and second guesses this situation. The Redeemer has his guard up, unaware of what to expect.)

Michael: (Off-Mic) The bedtime story.. You chose not to read me a bedtime story. I stayed to listen to your story, but you refused to tell me a bedtime story.. Why? Why Drake?! You know that made me really upset..

(Instantly, the facial expression on Michael’s face changes from being innocent to a merciless smirk. It’s Caine!! Caine has now taken over!!)

Caine: (Off-Mic) Is that how you feel kiddo? Did Drake upset you? Then why don’t you make him pay for making you feel like that?? I bet it will make you feel a whole lot better..

James Peters: Wait.. Is he talking to himself through his other identities?!

Rich Russillo: This is going to make it hard for Drake to know who he’s up against!

James Peters: Definitely going to be different than the time he faced Viktor Jackson back in 2018.

(The expression on Caine’s face reverts back to an innocent one. This confuses Drake as he doesn’t know what to think of this.)

Michael: (Off-Mic) Oh.. I don’t know.. I don’t really want to hurt anyone-

Caine: (Off-Mic) But he hurt you!! And you’re one of us!! PUNISH HIM!!!

Michael: (Off-Mic) I don’t know Caine.. I don’t know if I have it in me..

(Drake King sees what’s going on, then approaches them.)

Drake King: (Off-Mic) First things first.. You’re not going to make me regret or pay for anything that I did to you.. And secondly.. Stop with this stupid storytime question.. Oh.. And get that Teddy Bear out of here..

(Drake King rips the Teddy Bear from out of Michael’s hands. It’s like stealing a toy from a child, and Michael is evidently upset about losing his toy.)

Drake King: (Off-Mic) What did I say about this man child nonsense you’ve been doing? It’s ridiculous. Teddy Bears are not a place for a professional wrestling company..

(Drake instantly rips the head right off of the Teddy Bear, as it exposes the cotton stuffing inside. He then tosses the bear down to the ground, as the Teddy Bear head rolls right up to the feet of Michael. Michael stares down at the Teddy Bear, as tears begin to drip down onto the mat.)

Drake King: (Off-Mic) Are you really crying?? How pathetic..

(After a moment, growling can be heard from Michael. He raises his head up to show a merciless and bloodthirsty look on his face. His eyes are like daggers piercing into the soul of Drake King. This forces Drake to second guess his actions, but it’s too late to go back now.)

James Peters: IT’S SAMAEL AGAIN!!!! AND HE REACHES OUT AND CLUTCHES AT DRAKE’S THROAT!!! DRAKE IS TRYING TO PRY SAMAEL’S HAND OFF OF HIS THROAT, BUT SAMAEL’S GRIP IS TOO TIGHT!! HE MIGHT JUST BREAK HIS WINDPIPE!!!

Rich Russillo: NOT ONLY THAT, SAMAEL RAISES DRAKE HIGH IN THE AIR BY THE THROAT!!! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN HARD WITH A FEROCIOUS CHOKE SLAM!!!

Persephone: Drake is down, as Samael grips at his throat with both hands and lifts him off of the ground!!! Samael has Drake high in the air by the throat, then charges across the ring to toss him right into the corner turnbuckles with incredible force!!

James Peters: Drake is leaning up against the corner, as Samael takes a step back and charges right back towards him!! CORNER CLOTHESLINE BY SAMAEL!!! THAT ONE KNOCKS THE WIND RIGHT OUT OF DRAKE KING!!! Samael now lowers his shoulders and.. DRIVES HIS SHOULDER RIGHT INTO THE ABDOMEN OF THE REDEEMER!! SAMAEL IS PULLING ON THE CORNER ROPES AND DRILLING THAT SHOULDER RIGHT INTO THE MIDSECTION OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! THREE!! FOUR!!! FIVE TIMES!!!!

Rich Russillo: Samael backs away now, as Drake King is hunched over and clutching at his stomach in pain. The Grim Reaper grabs The Redeemer, and lifts him upside down!!! Samael now walks towards the center of the ring!! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!!!!!!

Persephone: SAMAEL JUST DROPPED DRAKE KING ON HIS HEAD WITH THAT TOMBSTONE!!! HE CROSSES DRAKE’S ARMS OVER HIS CHEST AND STICKS HIS TONGUE OUT AS HE GOES FOR THE PIN!!!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

James Peters: NO!!! DRAKE KING MANAGES TO GET HIS SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT!! THIS MATCH CONTINUES!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE COULD HAPPEN, SAMAEL LOCKS IN THE HELL’S GATE!!! THE HELL’S GATE IS LOCKED IN ON DRAKE KING!!! DRAKE IS SQUIRMING AND TRYING TO BREAK OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION!!! HE’S FLAILING HIS ARMS IN DESPERATION THIS MAY BE THE END FOR THE REDEEMER!!!

Persephone: LOOK!! Drake grabs a hold of Samael’s legs and.. He begins to lift all of Samael off of the ground!! Drake is barely able to hold Samael up!! He’s struggling to carry The Grim Reaper, but.. HE MANAGES TO STEP TOWARDS THE CORNER AND SLAMS SAMAEL RIGHT INTO IT WITH A BUCKLE BOMB!!!

James Peters: Drake King drops down to his knee and clutches at his head in pain. He’s definitely taken quite the damage here in this match, but he’s determined to put this one away!! King charges in on Samael with a corner lariat-

Rich Russillo: NO!!! SAMAEL CLUTCHES AT DRAKE’S THROAT YET AGAIN!! THIS CAN’T BE!?! ANOTHER CHOKESLAM!?!

Persephone: It looks to be so!!!! Samael walks Drake over to the center of the ring while clutching at his throat!! He stares deeply into the eyes of Drake King!!!

Michael: (Off-Mic) All I wanted was a bedtime story..

Caine: (Off-Mic) You didn’t have to be so rude..

Justin: (Off-Mic) It didn’t have to be this way, Drake.. But now you’ve taken it to this point..

(Drake’s eyes light up into fear. He doesn’t know how to take these comments from the multiple personalities of Samael. Did he screw up on the first episode of Voltage when he disrespected Samael? That’s the question that arises in Drake’s mind as his throat gets squeezed by the grip of this monster.)

Michael: (Off-Mic) We’re..

Caine: (Off-Mic) All..

Justin: (Off-Mic) Watching you..

Michael: (Off-Mic) And we’re..

Caine: (Off-Mic) Going to..

Justin: (Off-Mic) Make you..

Samael: (Off-Mic) SUFFER!!!

James Peters: AND SAMAEL RAISES DRAKE KING HIGH IN THE AIR BY THE THROAT!!! CHOKESLAM BY SAMAEL!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: NO!!! DRAKE KING MANAGED TO BREAK THE GRIP AND LAND ON HIS FEET BEHIND SAMAEL!!! SOMEHOW!! SOME WAY!!! HE MANAGED TO BREAK FREE FROM THAT CHOKESLAM!!!

Rich Russillo: AND FROM BEHIND, IT’S DRAKE WITH A KICK TO THE BACK OF THE KNEE THAT CAUSES SAMAEL’S KNEES TO BUCKLE!!! Drake now runs towards the far ropes and rebounds back towards Samael!! DISCUSS LARIAT BY DRAKE KING!!!

James Peters: NO!!! SAMAEL DUCKED UNDERNEATH THE ARM, AS DRAKE JUST DID A COMPLETE 360 DEGREE SPIN RIGHT PAST HIM!!

Rich Russillo: Drake regains his balance on his feet, and turns around to face Samael.. BUT HE GETS KICKED IN THE MIDSECTION INSTANTLY!! Samael now raises Drake up onto his shoulders and charges towards the corner.. SNAKE EYES!!! HE JUST DROPPED DRAKE HEAD FIRST INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLE!!!!

Persephone: Drake is groggy, as he steps out of the corner and towards the center of the ring..

Rich Russillo: BLOOD DONATION!!!! RUNNING BIG BOOT OUT OF NOWHERE BY SAMAEL!!!!!!!

James Peters: NO!!!! DRAKE DUCKED THE BOOT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!!!

Persephone: AND IT CONNECTED WITH THE REFEREE INSTEAD!!!!! THE REFEREE IS COMPLETELY OUT OF IT!!!

(Instantly, the facial expression on Samael’s face changes, as it becomes more innocent again. He’s reverted back to Michael. Michael gets down on one knee, and places a hand on the back of the referee as he tries to check up on him.)

Michael: (Off-Mic) Wake up.. Wake up.. Please.. We need you to wake up!!

James Peters: Ahh.. This reminds me of the scene in the Lion King where Simba was begging Mufasa to wake up after being trampled by the wildebeest!!

Rich Russillo: Well, knowing these refs, it’ll be a lot like that Lion King scene, because I don’t see him waking up anytime soon..

(Michael continues to shake the body of the referee with the hopes that the referee will eventually wake up, but it’s no use. His body is limp after taking that Blood Donation Big Boot to the face.)

James Peters: Wait look!! From behind!! It’s Drake King!! Drake is smiling and using the ropes to help him up to his feet. He sees the opening and gets from behind Michael!!! SLEEPER HOLD!!! THE SLEEPER HOLD IS LOCKED IN!!!!

Persephone: DRAKE WRENCHES AT THE HEAD AND NECK OF MICHAEL!!! HE’S SUFFOCATING HIM AND PREVENTING ANY OXYGEN FROM PASSING THROUGH HIS BODY!!! THE REDEEMER PULLS BACK AND KEEPS THIS SUBMISSION LOCKED IN ON THE MAT!! DRAKE CONTINUES TO SQUEEZE WHILE ALL MICHAEL CAN DO IS CRY OUT IN FEAR WITH HIS ARMS FLAILING AROUND!!!!!

James Peters: This is horrifying to watch!! Michael is getting tortured right now by Drake King and Drake is showing no signs of letting up!!! Michael continues to cry out while flailing his arms until.. Suddenly.. His arms.. DROP AND FALL TO THE SIDE!!! HE’S UNCONSCIOUS!!! MICHAEL IS UNCONSCIOUS!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT DRAKE KING KEEPS WRENCHING ON THAT HEAD AND NECK!!! I DON’T THINK DRAKE REALIZES THAT THE REFEREE IS OUT COLD!!! MEANWHILE, MICHAEL IS SHOWING ABSOLUTELY NO MOVEMENT WHATSOEVER!!!

Drake King: (Off-Mic) CALL THE MATCH ALREADY!!!

Persephone: :damn:

James Peters: :damn:

Rich Russillo: MICHAEL’S BODY JUST SAT STRAIGHT UP WITH DRAKE STILL LOCKING IN THE SLEEPER HOLD!!!

James Peters: THAT’S NOT MICHAEL ANYMORE!!! THAT’S SAMAEL!!! AND SAMAEL GRABS AT DRAKE’S HANDS!!! HE PRIES THEM OFF OF HIS NECK WITH PURE STRENGTH!!!! DRAKE CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! IT’S LIKE HE’S SEEN A GHOST!!! SAMAEL RISES UP TO HIS FEET, AND BREAKS FREE FROM THE SLEEPER HOLD!!!!

Rich Russillo: AND NOW SAMAEL GRABS HIS FIST AND SHOVES IT INTO THE MOUTH OF DRAKE KING, THEN TAKES DRAKE DOWN TO THE MAT!!! DEATH ROW!!! THE MANDIBLE CLAW IS LOCKED IN!!! THE MANDIBLE CLAW IS LOCKED IN!!!

Persephone: SAMAEL CONTINUES TO SUFFOCATE DRAKE BY PRESSING HIS FIST DOWN HIS THROAT!! MEANWHILE, DRAKE IS FLAILING AND KICKING HIS LEGS!!! HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO!! NOWHERE TO RUN!!! HE’S IN THE FACE OF DEATH RIGHT AS WE SPEAK!!! SAMAEL IS REALLY TRYING TO PUT AN END TO DRAKE KING HERE TONIGHT!!!!

(The referee can be seen slowly getting back to his feet. The referee notices the submission in place, and immediately makes his way over to the action.)

James Peters: THIS MIGHT BE IT!! THIS MIGHT BE HOW IT GOES DOWN!!! DRAKE IS FLAILING HIS ARMS AND LEGS!!! DESPERATE FOR ANYTHING!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT LOOK!!! HIS ARMS ARE SLOWING DOWN!!! NOT ENOUGH OXYGEN IS GETTING TO HIS BODY AND EVENTUALLY.. HE.. HE..

Persephone: GETS HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! DRAKE KING SURVIVES!!! DRAKE KING SURVIVES!!!

James Peters: Samael releases the Death Row, then rises up to his feet. He looks down at Drake King who looks completely out of it. Samael grabs Drake and brings him up to a standing position!! He Hooks the head in an inverted facelock position!! This doesn’t look good at all for Drake!!!

Rich Russillo: RIP!!!!! SISTER ABIGAIL!!!!!!!

Persephone: NO!!! DRAKE KING SPINS OUT OF IT, AND RUSHES TOWARDS THE SIDE ROPES!!! DRAKE REBOUNDS BACK..

James Peters: GUILLOTINE!!!! THE SICK KICK TO THE FACE CONNECTS AND DROPS SAMAEL DOWN TO THE MAT IN AN INSTANT!!!!!

Rich Russillo: AND DRAKE KING GOES FOR THE PIN!!!!!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Persephone: NO WAY!!! HE JUST KICKED OUT AT ONE!! SAMAEL IS UNREAL!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Drake King quickly gets off of Samael, and scoots back a few feet on his butt!! He stays seated, but clutches at his head and hair in frustration, fear, concern, disbelief, and all of the above!!! Drake King is panicking right now, as Samael is proving to be something else!!!

James Peters: Samael now turns onto his stomach with his eyes shut.. BUT THEN THEY OPEN WIDE AND STARE DEEP INTO THE SOUL OF DRAKE KING!!!

Michael: (Off-Mic) We’re still..

Caine: (Off-Mic) Watching..

Justin: (Off-Mic) You..

Michael: (Off-Mic) Always..

Caine: (Off-Mic) Watching..

Samael: (Off-Mic) You..

Rich Russillo: BOOK OF DRISTIANITY!!!! DRAKE KING JUST BLASTED SAMAEL IN THE HEAD WITH A PUNT KICK!!! HE NEARLY TOOK SAMAEL’S HEAD OFF AND NOW DRAKE GOES FOR THE PIN!!!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Cold War’ by Hans Zimmer hits, as the crowd erupts into boos. Drake King slowly works up to his feet, clutching at his upper chest and throat from all that he’s endured from this match. The referee then grabs him by the wrist and raises his arm high in the air.)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner.. DRAKE THE REDEEMER!!!!!

Persephone: That was such an incredible match!! I love my job.

James Peters: It’s hard for me to tell if you’re being sarcastic or for real, because this match truly was something else. Both of these guys went to war with one another tonight. Neither man let up, and that contributed to the stellar performance that we got to witness.

Rich Russillo: This could have gone either way and it seemed as if there was nothing that could put an end to this match, but in the end, it was Drake King who ended up winning this one after that brutal Book of Dristianity. After all of the interruptions and attacks, Drake manages to get the last laugh against Samael.

(Drake King is seen in the center of the ring showing no emotion. Proud of the victory and the competitive performance that he brought to the ring tonight, but still emotionless as he stares down at the unconscious body of Samael. Drake then begins to nod his head as Midsummer Massacre fades elsewhere.)

(The Camera would fade to the backstage area, where Dynasty Interviewer, Michael Belfort, is seen holding an EAW branded Microphone. With a smile on his face, he would look into the Camera before speaking up.)

Michael Belfort: What a night it has been thus far here at Midsummer Massacre, and we aren’t even close to being done! On the Dynasty side, we still have the headlining match for our brand as the Undisputed World Heavyweight Interwire Champion, Andre Walker, puts up both the titles on the line against Madison Kaline! And that is why I have my guest with me right now… he is the Monarch Of Agony, Ruler!!!

(Suddenly, the eerie presence of Ruler is known as he would slowly walk into the camera frame. Michael is of course a little taken away by this, as he would back up a bit to distance himself from Ruler.)

Michael Belfort: Thank you for jo-

Ruler: Get over with it already.

Michael Belfort: Oh-… ok… So as you know, three weeks from now both yourself and Joso will be challenging either Andre Walker OR Madison Kaline in a Triple Threat Match for the EAW Interwire Championship. This is a rather big Match for the both of you two, considering what getting a win against either of these two can do for your or Joso’s career, but it leaves the question; *who* would you rather see walk into the show and Match as Interwire Champion between Andre and Madison?

Ruler: Who would I rather see walk into the show as champion? That’s kind of a dead question, Michael, considering the fact that no matter who walks out of this match as the victor, whether that be Andre Walker or Madison Kaline, they will automatically hold no advantage in that triple threat match when it comes time for it. They’re both on such borrowed time here, so I don’t have any certain preference as to who I want to see win. I don’t care who wins. All I care for is that there is indeed a champion walking into the show so that I can get the definitive win that I was going to achieve previously when I faced Andre Walker in singles competition. I had that match in the palm of my hands, and that’s besides if anyone wants to admit that or not. I was inching in on becoming the EAW Interwire Champion, and that reality was only held back because of some illegal and outside interference at the hands of Joso. He simply had no right to be there during the closing moments of that fight. I shouldn’t be sorry that I, as still technically a new guy, is getting the title opportunities over some other new guy that calls himself The New Era. That’s just how things play out. The unfinished business that I have with Andre Walker would be great to formally and finally settle, as when it comes to a triple threat setting where he does walk in as the reigning champion, I will then be able to seek my revenge against two opponents that would never be able to fairly defeat me in singles competition as we saw…

Ruler: But now say that Madison Kaline does indeed, somehow and some way, defeat Andre Walker. What does that change for me? Absolutely nothing. My same goals and aspirations still apply here and the result of me walking out with the Interwire Championship stays the same. Madison should hope that she doesn’t even walk into this match as champion at all, and just leaves it as a good performance for herself here tonight.. Because if she does defeat Andre Walker, she will already not be at a normal one hundred percent in that ring when it comes time for her first defense, and I and Joso will just prey on that factor every which way. It is a clear win-win situation for your Revolutionizer.

???: I agree!

(Suddenly, a voice is heard from the distance which confuses Ruler. He looks around, before seeing who exactly did it as he only makes a sigh of disappointment.)

Ruler: And why are you here?

Joso: Eavesdropping!

Ruler: Of course.

(Joso would make his way in frame of the Camera, as he gets up in the face of Ruler, before taking the Microphone from the Interviewer.)

Joso: That’s all I wanted to say; that I agree! Andre Walker and Madison Kaline are both on borrowed times, and we are both going to prey on those factors that you have mentioned, but the one thing that you are *completely* wrong about is the fact that it’s not going to be *you* winning the Interwire Championship – it’s going to be *me* – and that is undeniable. Because while we will definitely have some advantages over whoever is walking into the match as Champion in three weeks, it doesn’t hold the fact that I also hold a ton of advantages over you. I know your every move, Ruler. I know everything about you. I know about your dark history – I know about your past failures, and *I* can use those against you. You don’t hold anything against me, and that is what hurts you. You always hold such vendettas over people you know, and it is incredibly sad to watch and see how you make an absolute fool out of yourself by targeting people. You despised Alex Myers because they won the New Breed Championship, and you made yourself look like a fool at Pain For Pride. And to no one’s surprise, now I am your next target. Because you despise that I have earned the title of The New Era, and you want to try and put an end to that. You want to try and put an end to everything I worked hard for, and once again, you are going to make a fool of yourself.

Joso: You need to realize that you are not getting anywhere like this. You are not going to accomplish anything the way you are. You are going to stay being nothing more than held back potential stuck under a glass ceiling because you are too focused on trying to prove people you have a vendetta towards wrong. You can’t move on, even if it is probably for your own good, and that is why you are going to fail here. You failed to win the New Breed Championship at Pain For Pride, and Ruler, you are going to fail the exact same way when at Poor Unfortunate Souls, I win the Interwire Championship. Because there’s no other way around it. You are vulnerable – and it is going to be *me* to prey on *that* factor.

Ruler: Joso, Joso, Joso. My guy – Relax. Take a breather for a second, buddy. I get it that you’re jealous of how that, despite me losing at Pain For Pride and you winning, I am still being held in higher regards compared to you and I am still getting the bigger matches and opportunities. You won a bragging rights match.. I was in a Championship Fight. I got a singles opportunity for the Interwire Championship and was on the cusp of winning until you cashed a very unnecessary distraction, whilst you were just given a normal match with nothing on the line that anyone would just look right past. I didn’t even need to interfere in your match against Andre to see you lose.. You just lost clean. Kind of underwhelming for a guy that talks so much and thinks he’s so good, right? It’s pathetic to say the least. You’re not going to win at Poor Unfortunate Souls. Everyone knows this, and you should begin to learn that fact yourself. It will benefit you in the long run, and maybe then you will actually be held up to higher standards just like me.. But as for now, I will be the one who will become the NEW EAW Interwire Champion as you crumble down the card even farther.

Joso: https://streamable.com/prw83v

Joso: Let’s backtrack for one second; me? Jealous? :mjlol: I ain’t jealous of you losing to Alex Myers for the one millionth time in your career. Me? Underwhelming? I’m not the one who, the only thing I can truly brag about is that I went undefeated in a tournament that I didn’t even make past my own Block. You truly think you and your match at Pain For Pride was a bigger talking point than my own? Everyone else who is a part of said “talking” thinks differently – don’t you think? You are so desperate, man. That is what is pathetic around here; *your* desperation to try and be right at just about anything. You’re not. Stop trying to embarrass yourself even more and look at what you are actually saying. You have never been, and you never will be better than me. And you are not going to win the Interwire Championship. Do I make myself clear? Or do I need to go slower for you to be able to comprehend – because lo and behold we know that those stupid voices you hear in your head were probably talking over me again.

Ruler: …Yeah, you make yourself clear. Now to shut you up.

(**SLAP!**)

Michael Belfort: :krabs:

(Michael would slowly back away as Ruler had just slapped Joso right across his face! Joso’s facial expression has changed, and you can tell what exactly is going to happen next…)

(**WACK!!**)

Stew-O: RULER SLAPPED JOSO RIGHT IN THE FACE, AND JOSO RESPONDS WITH HITTING RULER IN THE HEAD WITH THE MICROPHONE AND NOW A BRAWL IS ON OUR HANDS! JOSO AND RULER ARE BEATING THE HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER AND THERE IS NO ONE TO STOP IT!

Flannery McCoy: RULER IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND HE PUSHES JOSO BACK-… ‘REVOLUTIONIZER’!!! THE SPINNING BACK HEEL KICK! BUT JOSO DUCKS IT, AND HE FALLS TO HIS KNEES… LOW BLOW! LOW BLOW TO JOSO AND RULER FALLS TO HIS KNEES AS WELL! THEY ARE AT LEVELED GROUND, BUT JOSO QUICKLY GETS BACK UP!!!

(Joso would quickly look around, before spotting something which he would quickly grab. It is then revealed to be a steel chair, and he looks right into the face of Ruler, smirking as he has nowhere to go.)

Joso: (Off-Mic) Let’s see how you do with more brain damage than Xander Payne.

Jake Mercer: JOSO SWINGS THE CHAIR RIGHT AT THE FACE OF RULER-… BUT THERE’S SECURITY! SECURITY GRABS A HOLD OF JOSO AND MAKES HIM DROP THE CHAIR BEFORE HE COULD HIT RULER! JOSO IS TRYING TO GET HIS HANDS ON RULER, BUT HE CAN’T!!!

Flannery McCoy: AND NOW RULER IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND HE JUMPS AT JOSO! THEY ARE STILL GOING AT IT AS THE SECURITY IS TRYING TO HOLD THEM BACK! JOSO AND RULER KEEP TRADING BLOWS, AND NOW THERE ARE MORE SECURITY COMING – THIS TIME TO HOLD BACK RULER! THIS IS ABSOLUTE CHAOS BEING CAUSED BY THESE TWO MEN, AND YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT MORE WE WILL SEE IN THREE WEEKS!! THESE MEN ARE OUT OF CONTROL!

(Security will continue to try and hold back both Ruler and Joso, as they are still trading blows, before eventually they are able to get broken up. The security pulls both men back and away from out of each other, moving out of frame as the Camera would fade from there.

(Midsummer Massacre fades down to ringside, and Stephie Love is seen standing in the center of the ring.)

Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!

(The lights in the arena shut off, and ‘Drama’ by LightSkinKeisha hits. After a few seconds, a white spotlight appears in the center of the stage which is filled with smoke. As the crowd gives a mixed reaction, Aurora Monroe would be seen rising from the ground, posing as the camera slowly pans out. Aurora turns towards the camera and she looks very confident heading into this match. She doesn’t look intimidated at all, keeping a smirk on her face while slowly beginning to walk down the ramp as she stares directly into the ring, clearly prepared for this match where she’ll be taking on Astraea Jordan.)

Stephie Love: Introducing first… From New Orleans, Louisiana…. Weighing in at 160 pounds….. SHE IS THE PERFECT STORM, AAAUUURRROORRRAAAAA MMMOOOOONNNRRROOOEEEE!!!!!

Stew-O: This is going to be a really interesting match. We all know about the history of Aurora Monroe and Astraea Jordan throughout this past month, and it’s a lot. All Bulletstorm initially wanted was a Unified Tag Team Championship match while Dr. Angelo D’Angelo seemingly wanted Aurora to join him Astraea and the Visual Prophet, and now we’re here. One thing is for sure despite all that’s happened since though, and it’s the fact that this will be an amazing match.

Jake Mercer: I’m so glad I get to be here for a match like this. I think I might cry. :mjcry:

Flannery McCoy: Please don’t do that. This’ll definitely be a great match though, and while I’m not sure who’ll win just yet, I know for a fact that both women are really going to push each other tonight.

(‘Party Goin’ Dumb’ by Rico Nasty follows, and the crowd immediately begins booing loudly. Aurora Monroe loses her smirk and stares at the stage as Astraea Jordan begins to make her way out. She’s not alone tonight though, as Dr. Angelo D’Angelo walks out alongside her. As the two make their way to the ring both Astraea and Dr. Angelo D’Angelo look confident in Astraea’s ability to pick up the victory. Astraea doesn’t look bothered by Aurora and doesn’t let Aurora’s presence get to her, only staring right back at her opponent once she gets onto the ring apron and enters the ring.)

Stephie Love: And her opponent… Accompanied by Dr. Angelo D’Angelo… From Chicago, Illinois… Weighing in at 165 pounds….. ASSSSTTRRAAEEEAAAAAA JOOOOORRRRRRRRDDDDAAANNNNNNN!!!!!!

Stew-O: And here comes Astraea Jordan! Astraea is the more accomplished Elitist of the match and she’s not alone, but will that be a huge advantage to her tonight? We’ll have to wait and see, because Aurora Monroe has proven to be a fantastic competitor, which is why this’ll be so great!

Flannery McCoy: Astraea Jordan made a huge choice when she agreed to join Dr. Angelo D’Angelo and the Visual Prophet. We saw what happened during the match between Astraea and SOSA. I wonder what’ll happen this time around!

Stew-O: Me too. These two women look ready to start this match off, and I don’t think it’ll take very long for this match to get going at all!

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Jake Mercer: AND HERE. WE. GO! MY TWO FIERCE, FLAWLESS AFRICAN AMERICAN QWEENS ARE ABOUT TO DO THE DAMN THING AND TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Astraea immediately charges at Aurora, looking for the quick takedown, but Aurora is able to duck the lariat attempt and she grabs Astraea around the waist from behind! Astraea frees herself with an elbow to the temple, staggering Aurora, and she runs the ropes! She takes Aurora down with a clothesline on the rebound and now she sprints around the ring! Astraea with a running shooting star press to Aurora!

Stew-O: NO! It does not connect! Aurora rolled out of the way and Astraea hit the mat hard! Aurora looks to capitalize and starts putting the boots to Astraea before snatching her up and sending her right into the corner! Aurora doesn’t waste any time and smashes Astraea in the face with a running big boot! She pulls Astraea from the corner, scoops her up, and plants her in the middle of the ring with a nice belly-to-back suplex! Aurora hooks the leg for the cover!

ONE!!!

Jake Mercer: Aurora knew that wasn’t going to be enough to put away someone as seasoned as Astraea Jordan. She’s spicy like a good ole pot of jambalaya on a Friday night!

Flannery McCoy: You’re literally so cringy.

Stew-O: Aurora pulls Astraea up, but Astraea fires off a forearm, catching Aurora flush across the jaw! Aurora fires back with one of her own, and both women are locking up now! After the quick start to the match, both are looking to slow down the pace as they jostle back and forth for position! I wouldn’t say that one woman has the power and strength advantage over the other, because they’re very close in size. The only obvious difference between the two is Aurora’s height, but I can’t really say that gives her an advantage in this.

Flannery McCoy: Astraea is able to force Aurora back into the ropes, but Aurora reverses and attempts to push Astraea in the corner. Astraea stands her ground, forces Aurora back, and catches her in the stomach with a knee! Astraea muscles Aurora into the corner, kneeing her a second time, and she looks for a foot choke!

Jake Mercer: The referee is forced to intervene and start the count, but Astraea quickly relents. She chops Aurora right across the chest, kicks her in the stomach, and nails her with a jumping knee strike right in the face! Aurora grabs for her nose but Astraea doesn’t give her even a second to relax! She stomps Aurora down into a sitting position and slams her boot into Aurora’s face! She grabs the ropes, uses her foot, and begins to slam the back of Aurora’s head into the turnbuckles over and over again!

Referee: (off-mic) Alright, Astraea that’s enough!

Dr. Angelo D’Angelo: (off-mic) :francis:!!!! To hell with you, you mayo mutant! Stop trying to oppress our fierce black queens and tell them what to do!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Tensions are understandably high in this match but Astraea does back off as the referee reaches the count of four. She drags Aurora out of the corner by her hair, lifts her up, and snapmares her down into a sitting position! Astraea runs the ropes and nails Aurora in the back of the head with a running dropkick! Aurora’s face slams into the mat and Astraea goes for her first cover of the match!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Jake Mercer: Aurora kicks out!

Stew-O: At the urging of Dr. Angelo D’Angelo, Astraea stays on the attack! She pulls Aurora up and sends her into the ropes! Shoulder tackle takes down Aurora, and Astraea pulls her back up! She maintains control of Aurora’s arm, pulling her in, and nailing her with a brutal forearm to the face! Astraea whips Aurora into the ropes once again and catches her on the rebound with a kick right to the face!

Flannery McCoy: Astraea slips onto the apron and screams at Aurora to get up! This crowd seems split on who to rally behind but I don’t think either woman really cares at the moment. Aurora is clearly flustered at how dominant Astraea has been in this match so far and I can only speculate that she didn’t anticipate that happening. Aurora is a fighter though, and she’s pulling herself up right now and trying to get her head into this match!

Jake Mercer: Meanwhile! I think Astraea is setting Aurora up for a buckshot lariat! Astraea is grinning as Aurora turns around AND THERE GOES ASTRAEA! SHE FLIPS INTO THE RING AND CATCHES AURORA WITH A LAR-

Stew-O: AURORA JUST SNATCHED ASTRAEA UP, SPINS AROUND, AND SLAMS HER INTO THE CORNER WITH A POWERBOMB! HOLY MOLY! THAT WAS A HECK OF A COUNTER! ASTRAEA IS GRABBING AT THE BACK OF HER HEAD WHICH HIT THE TURNBUCKLE AND AURORA IS QUICK TO YANK HER OUT OF THE CORNER! SHE PULLS ASTRAEA TO HER FEET, GRABS HER UP, AND AURORA PRESSES ASTRAEA UP IN THE AIR WITH A MILITARY PRESS!!!!

Jake Mercer: My God. That woman is impressive. Did you know that in 2013, Aurora Monroe broke the state of Louisiana’s powerlifting record? She lifted over 47 tons and barely broke a sweat! And she was only 17 years old!

Flannery McCoy: Well as strong and as powerful as Aurora Monroe is, and she is impressive, I don’t really believe she lifted 47 tons at all.

Jake Mercer: Maybe it was like 470 pounds or something…

Stew-O: AURORA MONROE IS WALKING AROUND THE RING WITH ASTRAEA JORDAN UP IN THE AIR! DR. ANGELO D’ANGELO IS FREAKING OUT ON THE OUTSIDE AND LOOK AT AURORA! SHE’S GOT HER EYES LOCKED ON THE DOCTOR AND THERE’S ‘SOLAR FLARE’ TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! ASTRAEA JUST LANDED AT THE FEET OF DR. ANGELO D’ANGELO AND HE IS FURIOUS!!!!

Flannery McCoy: DR. D’ANGELO IS CHECKING ON ASTRAEA BUT HERE COMES AURORA! SHE SCREAMS AT DR. D’ANGELO TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND SHE GRABS ASTRAEA! SHE DRAGS ASTRAEA AROUND THE RING AND THROWS HER INTO THE RING STEPS! ASTRAEA HITS HER SHOULDER AND ROLLS ONTO HER BACK, AND AURORA IS ON THE APRON! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP OFF THE APRON ONTO ASTRAEA!

Aurora Monroe: (off-mic) Is Astraea still better??

Jake Mercer: AURORA HAS ASTRAEA AND SLAMS HER FACE FIRST OFF THE RING APRON BEFORE ROLLING HER BACK INSIDE! SHE’S BACK IN NOW BUT LOOK AT ASTRAEA! TO HER CREDIT SHE IS PULLING HERSELF UP BUT AURORA ISN’T HAVING IT! SHE LEAPS UP AND BRINGS ASTRAEA CRASHING DOWN ACROSS HER KNEES WITH A BACKSTABBER!

Flannery McCoy: AURORA PULLS THEM BOTH INTO A SITTING POSITION AND SHE LOCKS HER LEGS AROUND ASTRAEA’S WAIST! IN JIU JITSU THIS IS CALLED THE SEATBELT POSITION AND AURORA GETS ASTRAEA BY THE NECK! ASTRAEA TRIES TO DEFLECT, BUT AURORA HAS HER HAND LOCKED UNDER ASTRAEA’S CHIN AND SHE THROWS HER LEGS OVER, LEANING BACK! SHE HAS ASTRAEA IN A BOW AND ARROW CHOKE! WOW!

Stew-O: DR. ANGELO D’ANGELO IS LOSING HIS MIND ON THE OUTSIDE WHILE AURORA MONROE TRIES TO WIN THIS MATCH BY CHOKING OUT ASTRAEA JORDAN! ASTRAEA IS GRABBING AT AURORA, BUT ‘THE TEMPEST’ IS HANGING ON! DR. D’ANGELO SCREAMS AT ASTRAEA TO USE HER LEGS! ASTRAEA IS TRYING TO GET HER FOOT ON THE ROPES, WHILE TRYING TO CLAW AT AURORA’S HANDS!!!

Jake Mercer: ALL THAT DOES IS ENTICE AURORA TO SWITCH THINGS UP! SHE TRANSITIONS INTO AN ARMBAR, USES HER LEGS TO GET ASTRAEA IN A MODIFIED HEADLOCK AND PRESSES HER INTO THE MAT! ASTRAEA’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!


OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTT-

Flannery McCoy: ASTRAEA KICKS OUT!

Jake Mercer: AURORA RELEASES ASTRAEA AND SCRAMBLES TO HER FEET! SHE IS PUTTING THE BOOTS TO ASTRAEA AND I THINK SHE’S GOT IT IN HER MIND THAT SHE NEEDS TO GO AHEAD AND END THIS MATCH WHILE SHE CAN! ASTRAEA HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY BRUTALIZED THE LAST FEW MINUTES AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT AURORA HAS BEEN WAITING FOR! SHE STOMPS ON ASTRAEA’S HEAD A FEW MORE TIMES BEFORE HEADING TO THE ROPES! ARE WE ABOUT TO SEE AURORA TAKE FLIGHT??

Stew-O: IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE AURORA IS GOING FOR ‘BOREALIS’! DR. ANGELO D’ANGELO SPRINTS OVER TO AURORA AND HE HAULS HIMSELF ONTO THE APRON AND GRABS AURORA’S FOOT! THE REFEREE IS ADMONISHING HIM FOR GETTING INVOLVED, BUT AURORA DOESN’T NEED THE REFEREE! SHE KICKS DR. D’ANGELO IN THE FACE AND SENDS HIM SPRAWLING ONTO THE GROUND! THAT GOT A HUGE POP FROM THE CROWD AND AURORA RAISES HER ARMS UP AND SIGNALS THAT IT IS TIME TO FLY!!!!

Flannery McCoy: ‘BOREALIS’! THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS!

Jake Mercer: ASTRAEA GOT THE KNEES UP! ASTRAEA GOT THE KNEES UP! AURORA FALLS TO THE SIDE, CLUTCHING HER STOMACH, AND THAT LITTLE BIT OF A DISTRACTION ORCHESTRATED BY DR. D’ANGELO GAVE ASTRAEA ENOUGH TIME TO GET BACK IN THIS MATCH! BOTH WOMEN ARE HURTING RIGHT NOW BUT ASTRAEA DOESN’T HAVE A CHOICE BUT TO GET UP AND PUT THIS MATCH AWAY! SHE CRAWLS TO THE ROPES AND HAULS HERSELF UP, AND LOOKS AT AURORA WHO IS WITHERING AROUND IN PAIN!

Stew-O: A SINISTER SMILE HAS CROSSED ASTRAEA’S FACE AS SHE BEGINS TO TWIRL HER BRAID! ASTRAEA DOUBLES IT IN HALF AND SHE BEGINS TO WHIP AURORA!!!

Flannery McCoy: AURORA IS SCREAMING AS ASTRAEA CONTINUES TO WHIP HER! ANOTHER LASH CROSSES AURORA’S BACK AND ASTRAEA FINALLY STOPS! SHE PULLS AURORA UP, IRISH WHIPS HER INTO THE CORNER, AND SPRINTS AROUND THE RING! RUNNING FACE WASH CONNECTS AND ASTRAEA USES HER BRAID TO WHIP AURORA ACROSS THE FACE! AURORA CRUMBLES TO THE MAT, CLUTCHING HER FACE, AND ASTRAEA BEGINS TO BRUTALLY STOMP HER IN THE FACE AND HEAD!

Jake Mercer: The absolute power and influence of Dr. Angelo D’Angelo :wow:! Aurora Monroe had this match firmly in her hands until he decided to assert himself on behalf of his client. This match changed in the blink of an eye and Astraea is now the one who is firmly in control.

Stew-O: You can just see the confidence that is radiating from Astraea right now. She stomps down on Aurora a few more times and pulls her into the center of the ring. Astraea looks around at the crowd, tossing her braid, and hypes herself up much to their chagrin. Once upon a time, Astraea Jordan was one of the most beloved Elitists in all of EAW, but ever since she aligned herself with The Visual Prophet and Dr. Angelo D’Angelo, that popularity took a heck of a nosedive.

Jake Mercer: :wow: People hate what they don’t understand, Stew. We’ve seen that time and time again here in Elite Answers Wrestling. Never forget the marks that called the Chris Elite versus Malcolm Jones match at the Pain for Pride Festival a low point. White devils, the whole lot of them.

Flannery McCoy: Says the whitest person on at the commentary table but I digress.

Stew-O: LOOK! ASTRAEA HAS GOTTEN AURORA UP ON HER FEET AND SHE IS ABOUT TO TAKE A PAGE OUT OF AURORA’S OWN BOOK! ASTRAEA SHOWING OFF HER OWN IMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AS SHE LIFTS AURORA UP AND MILITARY PRESSES HER UP IN THE AIR! THAT’S AURORA’S OWN SIGNATURE, ‘SOLAR FLARE’, AND LOOK AT HOW PROUD ASTRAEA LOOKS RIGHT NOW!

Astraea Jordan: (off-mic) ASTRAEA. STILL. BETTER!

Jake Mercer: ASTRAEA THROWS AURORA UP IN THE AIR AND LEAPS UP! JUMPING KNEE STRIKE AS AURORA COMES CRASHING DOWN ACROSS ASTRAEA’S KNEE! AURORA IS DOWN ON THE MAT AND CLUTCHING AT HER RIBS, AND ASTRAEA IS QUICK TO TAKE ADVANTAGE! SHE GRABS AURORA INTO AN ABDOMINAL STRETCH, APPLYING EXTRA PRESSURE ON THE RIBS, AND AURORA LOOKS TO BE IN A LOT OF PAIN!

Flannery McCoy: :lupe: Astraea doesn’t look like she’s ready to let up, even though Aurora remains defiant. The referee continues to ask Aurora if she wants to quit, but of course the rookie doesn’t want to do that. This is one of the biggest matches Aurora Monroe has had here in EAW so far and she’s not going to want to end it on such a sour note. Astraea balls her fist up and begins beating Aurora in the side. She finally lets go of the stretch and now puts the boots to Aurora.

Stew-O: Astraea is just wearing down Aurora at this point. She gets Aurora up and rams her shoulder first into the ring post. Aurora remains slumped over the ropes and Astraea slips to the outside! She reaches into the ring and grabs Aurora by the legs, jerking them out from under her, and forcing Aurora flat on her back! Astraea maintains control of Aurora’s legs and she wishbones her!

Jake Mercer: :mjlol: I can only imagine vag first into the ringpost doesn’t feel good!

( There is a brief pause at the commentary table. )

Jake Mercer: Ahem. I was just informed that we can not use the V-word during broadcasts. I apologize to anyone I offended by using such harsh language and I will make sure to pick and choose my words more carefully going forward 🙂.

Flannery McCoy: :mjlol: Astraea wishbones Aurora again and she throws one of Aurora’s legs back into the ring. Astraea positions Aurora so that she is lined up parallel with the ring post! She takes one of Aurora’s legs and one of her arms and pulls her into the ring post! Aurora’s battered ribs are now being pushed into the ring post as Astraea is doing her own variation of a bow and arrow stretch! Sheesh!

Stew-O: The referee warns Astraea to bring the match back into the ring, but Astraea seems to content to torture and punish Aurora. Astraea wasn’t too happy with the disrespect Aurora had for her and for Dr. D’Angelo and she is making her pay.

Jake Mercer: I can’t help but wonder if right now Aurora is regretting her decision to have SOSA Henderson stay in the back.

Flannery McCoy: I really hate when you make a good point, Jake, but here we are. If SOSA had been out here, he could have run interference when Dr. D’Angelo bothered Aurora as she was trying to get in position to hit the ‘Borealis’.

Stew-O: The referee is up to a count of seven and Astraea finally lets go of the stretch. She slips back into the ring and pulls Aurora away from the ropes as she drops across her for a cover.

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Jake Mercer: Aurora kicks out, and I don’t think that really surprised Astraea.

Flannery McCoy: Honestly, it’s only a matter of time before Astraea puts away Aurora. I have no idea if Aurora is going to be able to dig deep here and find a way to get back into the match.

Stew-O: It’s like Astraea read your mind, Flan! I think she’s ready to put one-half of Bulletstorm away and get this win for the VPLA!

Jake Mercer: Astraea jerks Aurora into a kneeling position and she goes for the ropes! Astraea certainly doesn’t take as many high risks as she used too, but this one could very well pay off for her! Aurora Monroe looks like she’s on another planet right now, and Astraea Jordan TAKES A LEAP! SHE’S GOING FOR AURORA’S HEAD WITH THIS DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!!!!

Stew-O: IT DOESN’T PAY OFF! AURORA FALLS TO THE SIDE AND ASTRAEA LANDS HARD ON HER FEET! THAT SURGICALLY REPAIRED KNEE BUCKLES EVER SO SLIGHTLY AND AURORA LEAPS FORWARD WITH A DESPERATION CHOP BLOCK! ASTRAEA IS DOWN ON ONE LEG AND AURORA PUMMELS HER WITH A FOREARM TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! AURORA GRABS ASTRAEA’S HAIR AND SLAMS HER FACE INTO THE MAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

Flannery McCoy: AURORA IS FIRED UP NOW! SHE BRINGS ASTRAEA UP AND NAILS HER RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH A STIFF FOREARM SHOT! SHE GOES FOR A SECOND, BUT ASTRAEA IS ABLE TO BLOCK AND SHE HITS AURORA WITH A FOREARM OF HER OWN! AURORA FIRES BACK AND CATCHES ASTRAEA IN THE JAW! ASTRAEA RESPONDS! NOW THESE TWO ARE JUST TRADING BLOWS! AURORA WITH A RIGHT! ASTRAEA WITH A FOREARM! AURORA WITH A FOREARM! ASTRAEA WITH A RIGHT HAND! AURORA! ASTRAEA! AURORA! ASTRAEA! AURORA! ASTRAEA! FOREARM AFTER FOREARM CONNECTS UNTIL AURORA SWITCHES TO STRAIGHT RIGHT HANDS! ASTRAEA IS A HELL OF A BRAWLER SO SHE MATCHES AURORA PUNCH FOR PUNCH!

Jake Mercer: THIS CROWD IS GOING WILD AS THESE TWO WOMEN BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF ONE ANOTHER AND FINALLY IT’S AURORA WHO GETS THE BETTER OF THE EXCHANGE! SHE CATCHES ASTRAEA WITH A NASTY OPEN-HANDED PALM STRIKE RIGHT TO THE FACE AND THAT CAUGHT ASTRAEA OFF GUARD! THAT GIVES AURORA THE OPENING SHE NEEDS AND SHE IS ABLE TO TAKE ASTRAEA DOWN WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE! ASTRAEA TRIES TO GET UP BUT AURORA PLACES HER FOOT ON ASTRAEA’S HEAD AND GRABS HER BY THE BRAID!

Stew-O: PAYBACK FROM EARLIER! AURORA IS WHIPPING ASTRAEA WITH HER OWN BRAID WHILE SHE HOLDS HER IN PLACE WITH HER FOOT! ASTRAEA IS CLAWING AT THE MAT AND TRYING TO GET TO THE ROPES, BUT AURORA ISN’T STOPPING! SHE IS DETERMINED TO BEAT THE ABSOLUTE TAR OUT OF ASTRAEA RIGHT NOW!

Jake Mercer: AURORA FINALLY STOPS WHIPPING ASTRAEA AND SHE SCOOPS HER UP! NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX BY AURORA! SHE DOESN’T GO FOR THE BRIDGE PIN, THOUGH! INSTEAD SHE ROLLS ON TOP OF ASTRAEA, SITS UP, AND BEGINS TO FIX HER HAIR AS THE REFEREE GETS DOWN TO COUNT THE PIN!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Flannery McCoy: ASTRAEA KICKS OUT OF THAT ABSOLUTELY DISRESPECTFUL PIN FALL ATTEMPT BUT AURORA DOESN’T LOOK BOTHERED! SHE GETS UP, WIPES HER BOOTS OFF ON ASTRAEA’S CHEST, AND JERKS HER UP BY THE HAIR! AURORA SNAPMARES ASTRAEA INTO A SITTING POSITION AND KICKS HER RIGHT BETWEEN THE SHOULDER BLADES! SHE FOLLOWS UP WITH A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD, AND SEVERAL STOMPS AND KICKS THAT LAND ALL OVER ASTRAEA’S DOWNED BODY! AURORA FINALLY BRINGS ASTRAEA BACK UP AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S TRYING TO SET HER UP FOR A DDT!

Stew-O: DR. D’ANGELO, WHO WAS KICKED IN THE FACE EARLIER TONIGHT BY AURORA, IS UP ON THE APRON NOW! AURORA SNATCHES UP ASTRAEA AND TURNS TOWARDS HIM! DR. D’ANGELO IS BEGGING HER TO LET GO OF ASTRAEA AND LOOK AT THE ARROGANCE ON AURORA’S FACE! SHE WRAPS HER ARM AROUND ASTRAEA’S NECK AND RIGHT IN FRONT OF DR. D’ANGELO SHE KISSES ASTRAEA ON THE HEAD!

Dr. Angelo D’Angelo: ( off-mic ) :picard:

Aurora Monroe: ( off-mic ) :mjlol2: How about that??

Jake Mercer: THIS WOMAN IS SETTING ASTRAEA JORDAN UP WITH VIZ’S OWN FINISHER! THIS WILL BE A HUGE SLAP TO THE FACE OF EVERY MEMBER OF THE VPLA IF AURORA PUTS THIS MATCH AWAY WITH VIZ’S OWN BULLHAMMER ELBOW STRI-

( As Aurora gets Astraea in position to seal the deal, the video tron clicks on. )

Stew-O: What the… is that…

Jake Mercer: SOSA HENDERSON IS DOWN BACKSTAGE! THE FORMER EAW WORLD CHAMPION LOOKS TO BE UNCONSCIOUS AND THERE’S A LEADPIPE DOWN BESIDE HIM! THAT HAS AURORA’S ATTENTION AND SHE’S LET GO OF ASTRAEA! CONCERN AND WORRY IS WRITTEN ALL OVER HER FACE AS SHE STARES AT THE TRON IN HORROR!

Flannery McCoy: DR. D’ANGELO IS BANGING ON THE APRON TO GET ASTRAEA’S ATTENTION! AURORA HAS HER BACK TO BOTH OF THEM AND IT’S LEFT HER VULNERABLE!

Stew-O: IT LOOKS LIKE MEDICAL OFFICIALS HAVE RUSHED TO SOSA’S AID BACKSTAGE BUT LOOK! LOOK AT WHO THE HELL IS STANDING OFF TO THE SIDE!

( The audience erupts in a chorus of jeers as the face of the former World Heavyweight Champion comes into view. The Visual Prophet is smirking as he surveys the damage he did to SOSA Henderson, and finally he is escorted away from the scene. The camera lingers on SOSA, who has been helped into a sitting position. Thankfully, he doesn’t appear to be bleeding, but he’s clearly out of sorts and has a nasty bump on his head, and it also appears that he is favoring his ribs and lower back. It’s not really known how long the attack had gone on and if SOSA had been able to fight back, but The Visual Prophet had definitely left his mark on one of his former rivals. )

Jake Mercer: AURORA’S CONCERN TURNS TO FULL BLOW RAGE AS SHE TURNS AROUND! SHE HAS NO IDEA THAT ASTRAEA IS UP AND WAITING FOR HER! AURORA’S EYES GOES WIDE AS SHE COMES TO THE REALIZATION THAT THIS WHOLE THING WAS A SET UP ALL ALONG!

Astraea Jordan: ( off-mic ) Sorry, not sorry!

Flannery McCoy: ‘FREE SMOKE’!!! THE REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK CONNECTS AND ASTRAEA DROPS ON TOP OF AURORA FOR THE COVER!!!! THIS WILL DO IT!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOU WINNER.. ASTRAEA JORDAN!

( ‘Party Goin’ Dumb’ begins to play once again and the crowd is very unhappy with this particular outcome. Dr. Angelo D’Angelo is in the ring now and he is quick to help Astraea to her feet! He pushes the referee away from his client and holds her hand up in the air, heaping praise and love on Astraea as the two celebrate her victory. )

Stew-O: A very dramatic and devious ending to what had been a great match between Astraea Jordan and the superbly talented Aurora Monroe. At various points in this match, it looked like either woman could walk away with the win, but ultimately it was the horrible actions of The Visual Prophete Astraea what she needed in order to put this match away.

Flannery McCoy: I’m sure we will know more about the injuries that SOSA Henderson might have suffered later on, but I do want to give props to both women. Astraea Jordan has returned to this company and proven to be every bit as good as she was before, if not better. All the tomfoolery with the VPLA aside, she showed a very aggressive and very determined side here tonight even when it looked like Aurora was going to pull this match out. And for Aurora, she did all she could. The VPLA clearly had a plan and once Aurora asked SOSA to stay in the back, it was able to be executed perfectly.

Jake Mercer: No doubt that Bulletstorm will have unfinished business with the VPLA now, and I look forward to seeing what happens with this on Dynasty.

( For now, it’s Astraea and Dr. D’Angelo who stand tall. They look down at Aurora’s fallen body and exchange smiles with one another as Midsummer Massacre fades out. )

(The graphic for the next match is shown.)

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(Soon after, the camera would fade back from darkness returning to the ringside area, as we see Showdown announcer Gina Romano standing in the center of the ring holding an EAW-branded microphone…)

Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

Gina Romano: And it is a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH!!!!

(‘Polaris’ by BLUE ENCOUNT would hit the speakers, as the crowd immediately begin to cheer their lungs out. Jake Smith’s graphics are shown on the titantron and minitron, before he then walks out through the curtains, holding his Cash In The Vault briefcase by his side. Jake Smith would pause on the top of the ramp, raising the CITV briefcase up into the air, before posing with his other hand. He lowers the briefcase, though keeping the other arm raised, as he begins to walk down the ramp.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first… weighing in at 210 pounds… billed from Atherton, California… HE IS MR. CASH IN THE VAULT… ‘THE MORAL COMPASS’… JAKE SMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Jake Smith slides onto the apron, before posing with his briefcase. He enters the ring, and circles the ring, as he welcomes his oncoming challengers, ‘Polaris’ fading out in the background. ‘It Follows’ by Cain Hill would soon replace it, as all of the cheers immediately jump to boos. On que with the lyrics of his music, Xander Payne would step out through the curtains, wearing a shirt reading ‘The King of Crunk’ alongside his name. The Hall of Famer would stop at the top of the ramp, before intensely walking down it, staring a hole through his opponent, dead set on becoming Team Captain for the Showdown brand.)

Gina Romano: Secondly… weighing in at 255 pounds… by way of from Toronto, Ontario, Canada… ‘THE BEST WRESTLER IN THE WORLD’… XAAAAAANDEEEEEEEEEEEEER PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(Xander would walk up the steps, as the camera pans around him, before he enters the ring. He walks up to Jake Smith and gets in his face, history of bad blood between these two wrestlers, before he climbs up the top rope and continues to pose. His theme would fade out, before being replaced with ‘You Know My Name’ by Chris Cornell. The boos would continue to ring through the arena, as the ‘True Elitist’ Adam Lucas walks through the curtains. Having come up short at both Grand Rampage against TLA and at Pain For Pride in the Cash in the Vault ladder match, he intends to walk out with a W crowning him the Captain.)

Gina Romano: Lastly, weighing in at 231 pounds… hailing from New York City, New York… ‘THE NEXT LEVEL’… ADDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAM LUUUUUUUCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSS!!!

(Adam Lucas would climb onto the apron, before raising an arm into the air while posing. He looks over his shoulder at the two Elitists waiting for him, before the referee clears some room for Adam to enter. He would walk through the ropes, before removing his jacket and waiting in his corner, the bell ready to ring…)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: And here we go; Xander Payne, Jake Smith, and Adam Lucas. Two of these Elitists are guaranteed future World Champions, another having crafted himself a Hall of Fame career – this is one stacked triple threat, and we get to witness it RIGHT NOW! Pure talent, pure stardom, a match for the ages between “The Best Wrestler In The World,” “The Moral Compass,” and “The True Elitist” – the winner of the match being crowned Team Captain at Territorial Invasion! Pretty great stakes for this matchup, being team captain in a match like that and going on to succeed is a guaranteed career maker!

Deadprez: Xander Payne, Adam Lucas and Jake Smith all begin to circle the ring, looking for the first opening! Jake Smith turns his head to Xander, but Adam immediately strikes! Adam grabs Jake by the head, before delivering a knee straight to the gut! Jake drops to a knee, and here comes Xander to capitalize! He grabs Adam by the waist, and pulls him back, looking to connect with a German Suplex! Adam quickly twirls around, placing Xander in the same position, before connecting with a schoolboy cover!

OOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!

Deadprez: Yet Jake interrupts, planting Adam into the mat with the small package hold!

OOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Deadprez: Xander Payne pushes their legs apart, before placing himself on top of Jake!

OOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Deadprez: Yet it’s a kick out by Mr. Cash In The Vault! Jake pops his shoulders up off the mat, shoving Xander off of him! Xander scurries to his feet, but Jake slides under his legs! He grabs his wrists… pulling him down directly into the European Clutch, bridging as he does so!

OOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: But wait a second, here comes Adam Lucas! He presses his feet on Jake’s shoulders, pushing the bridge down into a cover of his own!!!!

OOOONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Jake kicks out, forcing Adam off of him but subsequently breaking up his cover on the big man himself! He scurries back up to his feet, as does Adam, before Jake throws a huge punch to the head! Adam ducks underneath it, before landing a punch straight to Jake’s gut, the same place Adam kneed him in earlier! Jake’s body torques due to the whiplash, and he stumbles back, but here comes Xander! Xander grabs Adam by the waist again, before planting him with a huge German Suplex into the ring mat!

Eve: But Adam Lucas swiftly backflips out of it, before stumbling into the turnbuckles! He uses the momentum to propel himself forward, as Xander recovers to his feet… Adam connects with the step-up enzuigiri, taking Xander to the ground! Adam recovers back to his feet now, focusing his attention on Jake Smith who runs towards him! This could be over in a hurry, as Adam Lucas lifts Jake up… FOR THE ‘LEVEL UP’ POP-UP POWERBOMB!!! HE SENDS JAKE HIGH INTO THE AIR-

Deadprez: BUT JAKE FLOATS OVER, AND CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE STOMP TO XANDER! HE RECOVERS TO HIS FEET AS ADAM THROWS A LARIAT… BUT JAKE CATCHES IT AND FLOATS OVER! IMPALER DDT!!! THE COVER!!!

OOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Deadprez: But Adam Lucas quickly is able to throw the shoulder up off the mat! The Impaler DDT spiked Adam directly onto the frontal lobe, face-first into the ring mat! It did quite a bit of damage but not nearly enough to keep an Elitist at the echelon of Adam Lucas down for a three count, especially given one of his best traits is the resilience displayed throughout his career, much like against Limmy Monaghan, Impact, and Minerva!

Gavin Kirkland: But Jake Smith may, perhaps, have all the tools to render that resilience null, given his intense work rate and brutal moves! And as he grabs Adam Lucas by the hair, lifting him up to a standing position, he places him between his legs ready to connect with the ‘Hell Above’ Flip Piledriver right in the center of the ring! He leaps off the ground, but Adam Lucas connects with the back body drop, AND JAKE LANDS RIGHT ON TOP OF XANDER! BOUNCES LIKE A TRAMPOLINE, AS ADAM LOOKS TO COVER THE “BEST WRESTLER IN THE WORLD”, SELF PROCLAIMED!

OOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Eve: But Xander pops out of the cover! First the foot stomp, then the back body drop; Xander got his rib cage caved in twice, back to back, and is definitely going to be winded following that hellacious 10 seconds! It’s enough to be stomped, but the entire weight of a falling human being landing on top of you? That’s going to be even worse than before! But it wasn’t enough to keep him down, and given that he is a former World Champion, PURE Champion, New Breed Champion, Tag Team Champion AND Hall of Famer? That’s to be expected from the man proclaiming he is better than everyone on the brand, furthermore, the entire country; the entire WORLD!

Deadprez: And perhaps there will be something more, as Adam grabs Xander by the leg and immediately looks for a sharpshooter; however, when Xander is rolled over, he uses the momentum to get onto his back, before kicking Adam Lucas straight into the jaw! Xander recovers to his feet, before grabbing Adam by the wrist and twisting his arm! He slams him face-first into the mat, before grabbing him by the ring finger – the one our Empress of Elite put a ring on – and yanking at it while he places him in the Seated Fujiwara Armbar! Pulling that finger, and subsequently the arm backwards, ripping at the joints! Adam Lucas looks to be in a ton of pain right here!

Gavin Kirkland: The Seated Fujiwara Armbar combined with the joint manipulation is not only affecting the hand, but the elbow AND shoulder too! Damaging every aspect of the arm, whereas most armbars just affect one! This proves that Xander is arguably THE best in the world, not just self-proclaimed! He knows where to damage, especially with an opponent like Adam! He could tap!

Eve: But wait! Here comes Jake Smith! He runs from behind, hitting the ropes, before connecting with a bicycle kick to the back of the head, forcing Xander to slump over, and freeing Adam Lucas from the submission – though, I don’t think Jake would really care if his arm was shattered, that makes it much easier for him to pick up a victory here! Jake grabs Xander by his branded T-Shirt, before lifting him up off the ground, placing him in a kneeling position! Jake retreats to the corner, Xander facing towards him… BEFORE SPRINTING FORWARD AND CONNECTING WITH THE BOMAYE KNEE STRIKE! ‘SO LONG AND GOOD NIGHT’ PLANTS XANDER DIRECTLY INTO THE MAT WITH FORCE!! THE COVER!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: BUT WITH ONE ARM, ONE HAND, ADAM GRABS JAKE BY THE TIGHTS AND PULLS HIM OFF OF XANDER! JAKE TURNS HIS HEAD AROUND, BEFORE MEETING A SHORT-ENDED BOOT RIGHT TO THE JAW, STUNNING HIM MOMENTARILY! JAKE TRIES TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET, ALBEIT WHILE SEEING STARS, BUT THAT GIVES ADAM THE CHANCE TO CAPITALIZE! HE CHECKS HIS ARM, BEFORE IRISH WHIPPING JAKE STRAIGHT INTO THE RING POST! JAKE GOES FACE-FIRST, DEFINITELY UNCONSCIOUS!

(As Adam slowly falls to a kneeling stance, the camera would soon transition to the replay graphic, as we see Jake Smith connect with the ‘So Long And Good Night’ Bomaye Knee Strike, that completely rocked Xander Payne…)

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(The camera transitions back as we get an up-close shot of Jake Smith’s face, his eyes rolled over, barely moving. Adam Lucas then stands back up, looking towards Xander…)

Deadprez: AND NOW ADAM LUCAS TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO ‘THE KING OF CRUNK’ XANDER PAYNE, PICKING HIM UP OFF THE MAT, BEFORE THROWING HIM INTO THE ROPES! ADAM LUCAS GOES FOR THE HIP TOSS TRANSITIONING INTO A CRADLE PILEDRIVER, HOWEVER SOMEHOW XANDER PAYNE IS ABLE TO FLIP ONTO HIS FEET! WITH THAT BODY SHAPE I THOUGHT THAT LEVEL OF AGILITY WAS A MYTH, BUT XANDER PAYNE IS SHOWCASING THAT HE’S NOT LYING WHEN HE CALLS HIMSELF THE GREATEST! XANDER PUSHES ADAM FORWARD INTO THE ROPES, COLLIDING CHEST-FIRST, BEFORE HE REBOUNDS AND IMMEDIATELY GETS PLANTED WITH A SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX! PLANTED ON HIS NECK!

Eve: HOWEVER, XANDER HOLDS ON! HE KEEPS HIS HANDS LOCKED FIRMLY AROUND ADAM LUCAS’ WAIST, HE HAS HIM EXACTLY WHERE HE NEEDS TO BE! XANDER ROLLS TO HIS SIDE BEFORE SLOWLY CLIMBING BACK UP TO A STANDING BASE WHERE AN ABSOLUTELY DAZED ADAM LUCAS IS CLOSE TO BEING KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS, AND BIG BRAIN PAYNE COULD BE THE ONE TO DO IT! HE LIFTS HIM UP IN THE GERMAN SUPLEX POSITION, BEFORE TRANSITIONING INTO THE INVERTED FIREMANS CARRY, LOOKING TO DRIVE ADAM LUCAS ONTO HIS HEAD! XANDER PAYNE HAS HIM UP… BEFORE HE PLANTS HIM DOWN WITH THE ‘OBLIVION’ BURNING HAMMER! IT COULD ALL BE OVER AS XANDER IMMEDIATELY SHOOTS THE HALF AND ENTERS A COVER!

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Eve: BUT ADAM LUCAS IS QUICK TO LIFT A SHOULDER UP OFF THE MAT, XANDER CAME CLOSE IN TRYING BUT HE ULTIMATELY FAILED TO KEEP HIM DOWN! WHAT A COMBINATION BY XANDER, HOWEVER, IT WASNT ENOUGH TO KEEP THE NEXT LEVEL DOWN!

(Xander Payne rolls out of the cover, before slowly pushing himself up off the mat. He grabs Adam Lucas by the locks of his hair, leading into lifting him to a standing base. Xander grabs him by the hears, stretching them just to deal disrespectful pain.)

Xander Payne: (off-mic) CAPTAIN… CAPTAIN! THAT’S ME!

Eve: XANDER IS TELLING HIS OPPONENT- MORE SO YELLING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS AT HIS OPPONENT, LETTING HIM KNOW THAT HE’S GOING TO BE THE CAPTAIN OF THE BRAND! HE PUSHES ADAM LUCAS BACKWARDS INTO THE ROPES, AND IT COULD ALL BE OVER IN JUST A MATTER OF MOMENTS! ADAM QUICKLY REBOUNDS, BEFORE XANDER LIFTS HIM UP BY THE WAIST! XANDER PAYNE HAS THIS MATCH IN THE BAG, AS HE SLAMS ADAM LUCAS DIRECTLY INTO THE MAT, CONNECTING WITH A WORLD-SHATTERING ‘LAST SEDATION’ POP UP POWERBOMB THAT IS SURE TO KNOCK ADAM LUCAS OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS, AND OUT OF THE WINNING POLL FOR THE MATCH!

Deadprez: NO!

Gavin Kirkland: ADAM LUCAS IS QUICKLY ABLE TO TRANSITION IT INTO A TRIANGLE CHOKE, DUBBED ‘ICONIC’, AS XANDER IS BARELY STILL ON HIS FEET! ADAM CAME SO CLOSE TO BEING PLANTED INTO THE MAT, BUT HE’S HANGING ON WITH THE MOVE THAT WON HIM THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP AMONG SEVERAL OTHER DEFENSES OF THE HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP! A DANGEROUS MANEUVER THAT COULD CAUSE XANDER PAYNE TO SUBMIT HERE IN FRONT OF THE SOLD OUT JEUNESSE ARENA, AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF EAW FANS HERE IN RIO DE JANEIRO! XANDER PAYNE IS FADING, XANDER PAYNE IS FADING!

Deadprez: BUT HE’S STILL FIGHTING STRONG! HE LIFTS ADAM LUCAS UP, AND TRIES TO POWERBOMB HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES… BUT IT’S NO USE! ADAM STILL HOLDS ONTO XANDER AS HE STUMBLES AWAY, TRYING HIS ABSOLUTE HARDEST TO MAKE THIS BEAR PASS OUT! THAT’S THE SIGN OF A TRUE ELITIST, AS THE ARENA RAINS DOWN BOOS! JUST ONE YEAR AGO HE DID THIS SAME MANEUVER TO WIN THE PURE TITLE AS EVERYONE LOVED HIM, BUT NOW THINGS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AS THEY’RE ACTIVELY ROOTING ON HIS DOWNFALL! XANDER PAYNE TRIES TO LIFT ADAM LUCAS UP ONE LAST TIME… BUT HIS UPPER BODY BUCKLES-

Eve: JAKE SMITH! THE MORAL COMPASS, MISTER CASH IN THE VAULT IS HERE TO SAVE THE MATCH! JUST AS XANDER WAS ABOUT TO FALL, AND ADAM WAS ABOUT TO CONNECT BACK-FIRST WITH THE RING MAT, JAKE SMITH WAS ABLE TO LEAP INTO THE AIR AND CONNECT WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKSTABBER RIGHT ON ADAM LUCAS’ SPINE! XANDER PAYNE HAS NEARLY PASSED OUT, AND JAKE DELIVERS A NASTY MOVE TO ADAM LUCAS! THE FUTURE NEAR-GUARANTEED WORLD CHAMPION JAKE SMITH PUSHES XANDER AWAY AS ADAM RELEASES THE HOLD, BEFORE HOOKING THE DISTANT LEG! JAKE SMITH MAY HAVE JUST WON THIS MATCHUP AS THE CROWD GOES CRAZY!

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Gavin Kirkland: ADAM LUCAS IS QUICK TO POP THE SHOULDER UP, AND JAKE SMITH CAN BARELY BELIEVE IT! HE CAPITALIZED ON ADAM LUCAS’ NEAR-VICTORY SCENARIO AND ALMOST TRANSITIONED IT INTO HIS OWN! HOWEVER, ADAM LUCAS WAS ABLE TO STAY RESILIENT, AND POP OUT OF THE COVER! JAKE SMITH BRUSHES HIS HAIR OUT OF HIS FACE, HE CAME CLOSE BUT NOT CLOSE ENOUGH! ‘THE FUTURE’ JAKE SMITH WILL NEED TO DO A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN THAT IF HE WANTS TO PUT DOWN ONE OF HIS TWO OPPONENTS HERE, AND HE MAY JUST HAVE AN IDEA IN MIND!

Eve: JAKE SMITH CRAWLS OVER TO ADAM LUCAS, BEFORE GRABBING HIM BY A SINGULAR WRIST! JAKE RECOVERS BACK TO HIS FEET, BEFORE HE STARTS TO HAMMER DOWN KICKS INTO THE BACK OF ADAM’S NECK! JESUS THAT’S GOING TO CAUSE MORE THAN A HEADACHE! ADAM IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE FEELING THOSE KICKS TOMORROW WHEN HE WAKES UP NEXT TO DR. BETHANY BLUE!

Gavin Kirkland: A fantastic woman and Elitist. :smiling_face_with_tear::thumbsup:

Eve: JAKE SMITH ROLLS ADAM LUCAS OVER ONTO HIS STOMACH, BEFORE HE QUICKLY DROPS DOWN, LOOKING FOR A SUBMISSION MANEUVER! THE ‘FAMOUS LAST WORDS’ AS HE LIKES TO CALL IT, THE OMOPLATA CROSSFACE THAT BOTH HE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND USE TO GREAT SUCCESS!

Deadprez: HE PLACES ADAM LUCAS IN HIS FINISHING SUBMISSION MOVE, BEFORE WRENCHING BACK ON THE FACE! HE DEALS A WHOLE LOT OF DAMAGE TO THE NECK WITH THIS, NOT JUST THAT BUT THE SHOULDER THAT WAS DAMAGED EARLIER BY XANDER PAYNE! ADAM LUCAS IS WRITHING IN PAIN RIGHT NOW, AS JAKE HAS A LOOK OF EXCITING, TIRESOME, YET SHIVERING PLEASURE AS HE KNOWS THIS COULD BE HIS TICKET TO CALLING HIMSELF CAPTAIN JAKE SMITH – A POSITION ANYBODY WOULD KILL FOR! HE LOOKS TO SUBMIT HIS FUTURE TERRITORIAL INVASION TEAMMATE!

Eve: ADAM LUCAS TRIES TO USE HIS ONE FREE ARM TO CRAWL OVER TO THE BOTTOM ROPE, USING HIS FINGER NAILS TO DIG INTO THE SWEAT-STAINED WHITE RING MAT, AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE DESPERATION THAT IS RUNNING THROUGH HIS MIND RIGHT NOW! IMAGINE IF ADAM LUCAS, A MAN KNOWN FOR SUBMISSION PEOPLE, WHERE TO TAP OUT HERE TONIGHT AND ULTIMATELY LOSE TO JAKE SMITH! IMAGINE IF ADAM LUCAS WERE TO SUFFER ANOTHER DEVASTATING LOSS, ANOTHER GUT WRENCHING LOSS, TO THE MAN WHO WON THE PRESTIGIOUS CASH IN THE VAULT LADDER MATCH AT PAIN FOR PRIDE’S FIFTEENTH INSTALLATION JUST A MONTH AGO!

Gavin Kirkland: THAT WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING, AND I KNOW FOR SURE THAT ADAM LUCAS WOULD NOT FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT! ADAM LUCAS IS A FIGHTER THOUGH, AND CONTINUES TO PULL HIMSELF TOWARDS THE ROPES, NO MATTER THE PAIN HE’S GOING THROUGH! BUT AT WHAT COST? PERMANENT DAMAGE IN THE ARM? PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE NECK? ALL TO CALL HIMSELF CAPTAIN AT TERRITORIAL INVASION! THAT’S RESPECTABLE, EVEN IF STUPID! NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT ADAM LUCAS HE IS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING IT IT RESULTS IN A VICTORY ON HIS PLATE, AND PROVERBIAL MEAT ON HIS BONE!

Eve: ADAM LUCAS SLOWLY BECOMES FINGERTIPS AWAY FROM THE BOTTOM ROPE HERE, AS HIS HAND SHAKES MORE THAN AN OLD MAN’S! THAT’S THE PAIN GOING THROUGH HIS VEINS RIGHT NOW! THAT’S THE DAMAGE BEING DONE TO HIS BODY! DAMAGE THAT COULD ULTIMATELY END UP PERMANENT, AND HE DOESN’T CARE! HIS ARM COULD BE BARELY HANGING ONTO THE SOCKET, AND HE’D STILL FIGHT FOR IT! THE REFEREE HAS TO NOTICE THIS RIGHT?? ADAM LUCAS… HE… COULD HE TAP???+ COULD HE TAP RIGHT HERE! NO! HE LOOKS TO GOUGE JAKE SMITH’S EYES! HE LOOKS TO GOUGE HIS EYES!

(However… Jake doesn’t let go.)

Eve: OH LORD! JAKE ISN’T GOING TO LET IT SLIDE! HE’S NOT GOING TO GIVE UP, EVEN IF HE’S RISKING BLINDNESS-

Deadprez: BUT HERE COMES XANDER! HE BREAKS UP THE SUBMISSION WITH ONE OF HIS OWN, AS HE GRABS JAKE BY THE LEGS AND PULLS HIM AWAY FROM ADAM! HE FLIPS JAKE SMITH ONTO HIS STOMACH, BEFORE PLACING HIM IN THE MODIFIED INDIAN DEATHLOCK! WAIT, HE ADDS ANOTHER SPIN ONTO IT! INVERTED INDIAN DEATHLOCK FACELOCK, AS HE WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND JAKE SMITH’S THROAT! THE TABLES HAVE TURNED AS JAKE SMITH COULD BE THE ONE WHO TAPS OUT HERE!

Gavin Kirkland: JAKE SMITH DIDN’T EXPECT XANDER PAYNE TO GET INVOLVED YET AGAIN AS HE HAS NOW BEEN PLACED IN A SUBMISSION! ADAM LUCAS ROLLS OUT OF THE RING HOLDING ONTO THE DAMAGE DONE TO HIS ARM, LEAVING IT BETWEEN JUST XANDER AND JAKE! THESE TWO HAVE HISTORY OF THEIR OWN, AS JAKE SMITH WAS DETHRONED BY XANDER PAYNE TWO YEARS AGO AT PAIN FOR PRIDE 13 FOR THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP! EVER SINCE THEN THESE TWO MAN HAVE GROWN LEAPS AND BOUNDS, BUT COULD XANDER PROVE HIMSELF THE BETTER MAN STILL AFTER ALL OF THIS TIME??? COULD XANDER PROVE HIMSELF SUPERIOR?

Eve: MAYBE, AS JAKE SMITH IS WRITHING IN PAIN! NOT ONLY WAS HIS EYESIGHT BLINDED FOR JUST A FEW SECONDS, BUT NOW HE’S LOCKED IN THE INVERTED INDIAN DEATHLOCK FACELOCK, AS XANDER TOOK HIS LEGS, AND BENT THE KNEES – CROSSING ONE ANKLE OVER THE OTHER – BEFORE BRIDGING AND PLACING HIS ARMS AROUND JAKE’S HEAD! TECHNICAL WIZARDRY AT ITS FINEST AS XANDER PAYNE LOOKS TO SUBMIT JAKE SMITH! DON’T DOUBT XANDER’S SUBMISSION ABILITY EITHER, AS HE PICKED UP A SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER THE ONE AND ONLY IMPACT AT PAIN FOR PRIDE JUST A YEAR AFTER DEFEATING JAKE! HE KNOWS TECHNICAL MOVES LIKE THE BACK OF HIS HAND!

Deadprez: HOWEVER, JAKE SMITH HAS LEARNED AND STUDIED! HE KNOWS XANDER’S OFFENSE AND EVEN THOUGH HE TRIED TO SPICE IT UP TONIGHT, HE STUDIES XANDER’S TECHNIQUE! JAKE SMITH ROLLS ONTO HIS BACK, BEFORE PULLING HIS HEAD OUT FROM XANDER’S ARMS! HE UNTIES HIS LEGS, BEFORE RUNNING BACK OVER TO XANDER’S ARM! OMOPLATA CROSSFACE! ‘FAMOUS LAST WORDS’-

(CRACK!)

Deadprez: OH WHAT THE! ADAM LUCAS WITH JAKE’S CASH IN THE VAULT BRIEFCASE TO THE BACK OF JAKE SMITH! HE WHIPPED IT ACROSS THE SPINE AND SENT HIM CRASHING TO THE MAT! ADAM LUCAS WILL DO ANYTHING! UNLEASHING THE DANGEROUS SIDE OF HIS PSYCHE!

Eve: JAKE SMITH FALLS TO THE MAT, AS ADAM LUCAS CONTINUES TO WAIL DOWN SHOTS WITH THE CASH IN THE VAULT BRIEFCASE TO HIS BACK! OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN – HE PUNISHES JAKE SMITH FOR THAT SUBMISSION MOVE EARLIER! WITH ONE ARM HE SWINGS JAKE’S BRIEFCASE INTO HIS BACK! PERHAPS SUBLIMINALLY TELLING HIM THAT NO MATTER WHAT, ADAM IS GOING TO BECOME CAPTAIN AND EVENTUALLY DEFEAT IMPACT FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, **NOT** JAKE? EITHER WAY, HE JUST LAID JAKE SMITH OUT! THAT BRIEFCASE HAS BEEN DENTED, IN THE SHAPE OF JAKE’S BACK! ADAM THROWS IT OUT OF THE RING, BEFORE GRABBING JAKE BY HIS L’OREAL SPONSORED HAIR!

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS PULLS HIM OFF THE MAT WITH ONE HAND, USING THE HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND STRENGTH ADVANTAGE TO GOOD USE, BEFORE TURNING HIM AROUND! HE PLACES HIS PALM OVER JAKE’S FACE, BEFORE SHOVING HIM BACKWARDS INTO THE ROPES! HE USES HIS DEAD ARM THIS TIME, AS HE LIFTS JAKE INTO THE AIR… ‘THE NEXT LEVEL’!!! THE POP UP DIAMOND CUTTER CONNECTS, AND JAKE SMITH HAS BEEN KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS! THE COMBINATION OF THE CITV METAL BRIEFCASE SLAMMING INTO HIS BACK, AND HIS FINISHING MOVE, HE PICKS UP THE VICTORY HERE TONIGHT! CAPTAIN ADAM!

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Gavin Kirkland: HOW ON EARTH DID JAKE SMITH KICK OUT??? BY JOVE!

Crowd: FGDSGDF;KLSDFG;LKJDGF;JLKDFGL;JKDGFLJK;DFGJKL *(in Portuguese)*

Gavin Kirkland: JAKE SMITH SHOWING OFF THE RESILIENCE THAT ADAM LUCAS HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR, IF JAKE WAS ANYONE ELSE ON THE ROSTER THAT MOVE MIGHT JUST HAVE DONE IT! JAKE IS HOLDING ONTO HIS NECK BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE, HOWEVER, HE IS STILL FIGHTING! THE CROWD IS GOING INSANE AS THEY’RE IN FULL SUPPORT OF ‘THE MORAL COMPASS’, ‘THE NEW’, ‘THE FUTURE’ JAKE SMITH!!! JAKE SMITH IS STILL IN IT!

Eve: Even Adam Lucas is shocked, as he didn’t expect his opponent to kick out of that move! He never expected Jake Smith to power out of it, yet somehow he did! Somehow he was able to lift the shoulder up before the three count, literally milliseconds away from coming up short. Adam Lucas uses one arm to lift himself up off the mat, sweat pouring down his face, his hair dishevelled, also covered in sweat. Once slicked back, now a mess, with locks covering his face and sticking there, the sign of the war that these men have been through!

Deadprez: However, now Adam Lucas turns his focus to Xander Payne! He stumbles over, before kneeling down! He grabs Xander by the jaw, before lifting him up off the mat!

(Adam Lucas looks directly through Xander Payne, burning a hole into him with fire in his eyes. He is hell-bent on coming out of this match the winner.)

Adam Lucas: (off-mic) No, Xander. You’re not the Captain. You never *will* be the Captain. I know it hurts.

Deadprez: Unlike Xander did prior, Adam isn’t screaming in his face; he’s calmly letting him know that it’ll be HIM who comes out on top! He grabs Xander by his arm, before irish whipping him into the ropes, looking for his very own Pop Up Powerbomb!

Eve:…BUT WAIT! XANDER TURNS IT AROUND, AND NOW ADAM IS THE ONE SENT FLYING INTO THE ROPES! HE’S SETTING UP THE ‘LAST SEDATION’-

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS LEAPS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE… SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT!

Gavin Kirkland: CAUGHT IN THE TOMBSTONE POSITION! XANDER READJUSTS HIS GRIP BEFORE PLANTING HIM… WITH THE ‘XANDER DRIVER’!!!! SPINNING TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER PLANTS ADAM HEAD-FIRST INTO THE MAT! HE CRAWLS ON TOP OF HIM, KNEELING ON ADAM’S CHEST, AS HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!

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Gavin Kirkland: BOMAYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! ‘SO LONG AND GOODNIGHT’ TO THE BACK OF XANDER PAYNE’S HEAD!

Deadprez: XANDER PAYNE CRUMBLES, FALLING OFF OF ADAM LUCAS AS JAKE CONNECTS WITH THAT MANEUVER YET AGAIN, AND IT COULD ALL BE OVER! XANDER PAYNE MAY HAVE JUST GAINED A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL OF CTE FOLLOWING THAT MANEUVER, AS THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO TO PROTECT HIMSELF FROM JAKE DRIVING THE KNEE INTO THE BACK OF HIS SKULL!

Eve: AND THERE MAY BE NOTHING TO PROTECT HIMSELF FROM LOSING THIS MATCH! JAKE GRABS HIM BY THE HAIR AND PULLS HIM BACK UP, PLACING HIM IN THE INVERTED FRONT FACELOCK POSITION! ‘STARMAKER’ CONNECTS!!! THE ROLLING CUTTER CONNECTS AS IT FOLDS XANDER PAYNE IN HALF!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT JAKE HOLDS ON! JAKE HOLDS ON, HE’S NOT DONE WITH XANDER! HE KNOWS XANDER VERY WELL, AND SO HE LIFTS HIM UP OFF THE MAT ONCE MORE! HE LOOKS TO HIT HIM WITH A SECOND ‘STARMAKER’, WHICH WILL INEVITABLY CAUSE THE END OF THE MATCH! JAKE SMITH MAY HAVE JUST PICKED UP YET ANOTHER VICTORY HERE, NOT ONLY BEING MR. CASH IN THE VAULT, BUT THE CAPTAIN OF SHOWDOWN’S TERRITORIAL INVASION TEAM! ROLLING CUTTER CONNECTS!

Adam Lucas: https://c.tenor.com/ow5naYWR6LwAAAAC/lita-low-blow.gif

Gavin Kirkland: OH LORD! A KICK TO THE SAUSAGE AND EGGS! JAKE SMITH FALLS TO HIS KNEES AS XANDER FALLS DOWN UNCONSCIOUS, ADAM LUCAS JUST KICKED JAKE IN BETWEEN THE LEGS! HE SEEMED TO BE UNCONSCIOUS ON THE GROUND, BUT HE WAS ABLE TO LIFT HIS LEG UP AND ULTIMATELY KNOCK HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND!

Eve: XANDER PAYNE IS OUT OF IT, JAKE SMITH IS HOLDING ONTO THE AREA THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED, AND ADAM LUCAS IS RECOVERING BACK TO HIS FEET! THIS ONE COULD ALL BE OVER IN JUST A MATTER OF MOMENTS, AS HE GETS BACK UP, AND GRABS JAKE BY THE SHOULDER AND HIS TIGHTS! HE THROWS HIM INTO THE DIRECTION OF THE ROPES, ONCE AGAIN LOOKING FOR…

Deadprez: ‘LEVEL UP’!!!! THE POP-UP POWERBOMB PLANTS JAKE SMITH SHOULDER-FIRST INTO THE MAT, FOLDING HIM IN HALF! ADAM LUCAS HAS JUST SECURED THE VICTORY, AS HE FOLDS FORWARD AND COVERS JAKE IN A JACKNIFE PIN!

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Gavin Kirkland: HOWEVER AN AWAKENING XANDER PAYNE CRAWLS TOWARDS THE COVER…

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Gavin Kirkland: BUT THE ‘STARMAKER’ RENDERED HIM UNFIT TO ACTUALLY BREAK IT UP! ADAM LUCAS SECURES THE VICTORY!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, VIA PINFALLL… ‘THE NEXT LEVEL’ ADAAAAAAAAAAM LUUUUUUUCAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSS!!!!

(‘You Know My Name’ by Chris Cornell hits the speakers as the crowd immediately jumps into a fit of boos. Adam Lucas rolls off of Jake Smith, gripping his damaged arm, with a smirk on his face. Adam went through hell in order to pick up the victory, however, no damage was too much for him, and he was able to connect with the ‘Level Up’ following a blatant low blow. Given it was triple threat rules, however, there’s absolutely no telling him no, there’s absolutely no disqualification – it was all legal, despite its dishonorable nature. Adam Lucas slowly begins to recover to his feet, before the referee grabs his non-damaged arm by the wrist, and raises it up high, declaring him the winner of the bout.)

Eve: Oh my! Adam Lucas just… Adam Lucas may have stolen one off of the former Unified Tag Team Champion and current Mr. Cash in The Vault Jake Smith, driving his boot in between his legs, and ultimately costing him the win! However, all is legal, and as much as you may hate it, Adam Lucas has found himself becoming the Team Captain for Territorial Invasion! Following the tag team matchup between Jake Smith and Holly Arrow vs Adam Lucas and Lexi, resulting in a disqualification, it was announced that these three would face off, the winner becoming the Captain. Who knows if this allowed them to blow off some steam given the ending, but what we do know? Adam Lucas is going to lead the charge!

Deadprez: I can’t imagine Jake Smith or Xander Payne being ultimately happy with how Adam Lucas picked up his W, however, I know that they’re going to focus on what’s important, and that’s victory! As for Adam Lucas, he once again finds himself in the subsequent “Captain” role, as he and Harper had their own beef over who it would be to lead the team just one year prior! However, in a bigger match, with bigger stakes, Adam Lucas finds himself being the ONE AND ONLY Team Captain here tonight, after an all-out war, he comes out on top!

(Adam Lucas celebrates on the turnbuckles, raising his non-damaged arm into the air, a huge smile on his face. By proxy, this causes the fans to boo, having turned their backs on Adam given his actions. It doesn’t phase Adam, though, water off a duck’s back; and as he climbs down off the top rope and rolls under the bottom, exiting the ring and heading up the ramp, we fade to commercial break…)

(A commercial for Disney +’s ‘Breaking Good’ plays, featuring Ronan Malosi as “Heisenberg” and Drake King as the PG Jesse Pinkman.)

(As the camera transitions from the ring to the backstage area, Hurricane Hawk and Heidi Huxley are in Hawk’s office, seeing the ending of the match and going through what is coming up next on Midsummer Massacre and what they have already witnessed so far.)
Heidi Huxley: I must concede, I am very impressed with your handling of our first card together. The representatives we have on offer truly are stellar.
Hurricane Hawk: Showdown has always been the number one brand for WRESTLING, it’s great that we can showcase it this weekend.
(Hawk picks up the running order of the shows and looks it up and down.)
Hurricane Hawk: Kassidy Heart and Jack Ripley was absolutely a match for the ages, and they tore each other apart.
Heidi Huxley: Within the Disney guidelines of course.
Hurricane Hawk: Oh yes, of course.
(Under the desk he crosses his fingers unbeknown to Heidi.)
Hurricane Hawk: Adam Lucas, Xander Payne and Jake Smith put on a barnburner now that the captaincy at Territorial Invasion was on the line. Pandering to their egos was sure to give us an amazing match and a very good Captain to lead even if he doesn’t like me very much at the moment.
Heidi Huxley: That was an inspired choice no doubt. I think Adam Lucas will be a fine captain for our Showdown team.
Hurricane Hawk: Could’ve been anyone of them… the difficulty to call made this such an intriguing match. And as for our Answers World Championship match between Impact and Chris Elite, this is a contest years in the making, and those two are dying to get their hands on each other. I cannot wait to see how that goes down and watch them steal the show from the other brands…
(At that point Harper Lee bursts into the office, both Heidi and Hawk turning their heads to face her. For some reason, Harper seems seriously annoyed, even though she is wearing the Universal Women’s Championship belt over her shoulder.)
Harper Lee: Good, I’m glad you are both here, this concerns you both.
Hurricane Hawk: Harper, we were in a meeting, if you would like to take a seat outside?
Harper Lee: Seat outside? Me? Uh no! I am the Universal Women’s Champion. This title proves that so show me some respect. I will NOT take a seat. You’ll listen to me, and you’ll listen now.
(Hawk sighs and rolls his eyes at Heidi who seems intrigued by the interruption, looking Harper up and down.)
Hurricane Hawk: OK, you’ve got five minutes, what’s on your mind?
Harper Lee: Well, first, why the heck was my match at Midsummer Massacre cancelled?
Heidi Huxley: That was a business decision, nothing personal. Besides there were some guidelines over on Voltage and here as well that were broken, but then again you started breaking those at the Draft Show.
Harper Lee: Uh… okay. This isn’t Disney +. Keeping a World Champion of television for the first Free-Per-View of the year isn’t personal? It’s not just personal, it’s unacceptable!
Heidi Huxley: We shall take your comments on board. What is your second point?
Harper Lee: I don’t like you.
Heidi Huxley: Duly Noted.
Harper Lee: So, this is how we are going to start this business relationship and season. Sweeping it under the carpet huh? Figures. Well, let’s see you ignore this one. Why was Andrea Valentine allowed to come to the ring and cost me a victory over Sheridan Muller on Voltage? A victory over someone who is worth my time?
Hurricane Hawk: We have television screens you know?
(Harper looks on confused,)
Hurricane Hawk: Everyone saw you antagonize her by knocking her headset off her head. Some might say that the reality is you got what you deserved.
Harper Lee: Of course, you are going to say that you have always been biased against me.
Hurricane Hawk: No Harper. That is just something that exists in your own mind. I saw it with my own eyes.
Harper Lee: Whatever… this wrong must be put right.
Hurricane Hawk: There is nothing for us to correct Harper. However…
(Hawk is about to speak when Andrea walks in, firstly looking at Harper who looks disgusted that she is even here, but then heading over to Heidi who smiles and shakes Andrea’s head.)
Heidi Huxley: Good to meet you in person at last. I’ve heard many great things about you.
(Andrea is about to reply when Harper predictably butts in.)
Harper Lee: Err, hold on a minute.
Hurricane Hawk: Something wrong Harper?
Harper Lee: There is something very wrong. Look at this picture!
Hurricane Hawk: I see no problem.
Harper Lee: I’m the one who represents Showdown. ME. I am your Universal Women’s Champion not her.
Heidi Huxley: Don’t you see Harper? Andrea is everything Disney loves and more. In fact, we are excited and believe that this match should happen.
Harper Lee: You two are shills.
Hurricane Hawk: Harper, remember the rules.
Andrea Valentine: Yeah Harper, cool your jets. Don’t you know, I am the total Disney package.
(Smirking afterwards to completely antagonize Harper.)
Harper Lee: This is ridiculous, I don’t have to stay and listen to this.
Andrea Valentine: What’s the matter Harper? Little Miss Perfect not getting all the attention?
Harper Lee: I carry this brand on my shoulders, and you come here and are treated like royalty. Not on my watch.
Andrea Valentine: Royalty huh? Coming from someone that’s skulks in the shadows waiting for opportunities rather than facing up. All you had to do was ask me for a title match and I would have given it to you. Instead, what you decided to do was attack me from behind, after I was already roughed up and not at 100% after my match with Kassidy Heart. Truth is, that’s all water under the bridge, I’m just looking forward to getting MY title back.
(Andrea then looks away from Harper and towards Hawk.)
Andrea Valentine: All I need to know is when it’s going to happen.
(Hawk smiles, partially at Andrea, but mostly at Harper who wears a stunned look on her face.)
Hurricane Hawk: Well, it just so happens I am glad that you brought it up.
Andrea Valentine: Glad to oblige.
Harper Lee: Hellllooooo! I am still here; don’t I get a say?
Hurricane Hawk: Harper, even as champion no you don’t. And anyway, don’t you want to prove yourself?
Harper Lee: I have nothing to prove to her.
Heidi Huxley: We disagree.
Harper Lee: Of course, you do.
Hurricane Hawk: We do, because it’s a match the EAW wants to see, and so it shall. On the 13th of August, LIVE from Rome, Italy… it’s going to be Andrea Valentine versus Harper Lee, the Universal Women’s Champion in the MAIN EVENT.
Harper Lee: WHAT THE HECK!?!?!?
Hurricane Hawk: Questions need answering Harper, and in Rome, we ARE going to get the answers.
Harper Lee: I don’t believe this!
Andrea Valentine: You’d better believe it because that championship belt is coming home with me.
Harper Lee: Never!
(Andrea steps forwards and Harper and she have a tense stare down, and for a moment it looks like it is all going to kick off. However, eventually Andrea just smiles and turns on her heels, walking out the office leaving Harper Lee fuming, and turning towards Hawk.)
Harper Lee: I’m a champion darn it!!!
(Scene cuts back to ringside and the graphic for the next match.)

(The camera cuts back to ringside where ring announcer Gina Romano is standing in the center of the ring ready to announce the next contest.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, this next contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Gina Romano: … and it is for the ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING ANSWERS. WORLD. CHAMPIONSHIP!

(“44 Bulldog” by Pop Smoke starts playing throughout the arena as Chris Elite enters the arena to loud cheers from the crowd. He takes a quick second to just stare directly at the ring before heading down to the ring.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first… THE CHALLENGER! From Brooklyn, New York. Weighing in tonight at 210 pounds. Here is “GAWD… GIVEN… GREATNESS” CHRIS ELITE!

Deadprez: Here comes Chris Elite heading down to the ring for what he has been waiting a very long time for. He has been wanting another World Title match very badly and tonight he has it.

Gavin Kirkland: This man recently held the Unified Tag Team Titles with Jake Smith as part of the Haircare Kings. Tonight he wants nothing more than to be the King of the Mountain if he can knock off Impact tonight. I think he can.

Eve: He has certainly been building a lot of momentum as of late and the crowd is most definitely behind the challenger. They want to see him leave with gold here tonight.

Deadprez: But after what happened last week on Showdown, you have to expect that the Answer World Champion is anything but pleased, but if anybody can wither the storm of an angry Impact, it’s Chris Elite. Will it bring him to the promised land? We are about to find out.

(Elite enters the ring and takes his corner in the ring as his entrance music fades away. After a few seconds of silence, “M3tamorphosis” by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi starts playing as the one and only Answers World Champion, Impact enters the arena to loud boos from the crowd. Impact really doesn’t care about the crowd reaction right now as he has one thing on his mind as he heads to the ring: defeating Chris Elite.)

Gina Romano: Introducing his opponent! Residing in Seattle, Washington! Weighing in tonight at 221 pounds. Here is THE REIGNING AND DEFENDING ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! IMPACT!

Gavin Kirkland: Here he comes! Mr. #10Reignz himself! Impact makes his way to ring for his first defense of the Answers World Championship.

Eve: Impact defeated TLA last month in Las Vegas at Pain for Pride to become a double digit World Title holder. It was never a matter of if but when it was going to happen. The question tonight is “Has Chris Elite got into the head of Impact?”.

Deadprez: After what we witnessed last week at the contract signing, Chris Elite powerbombing Impact through the table. Elite does theoretically have the one-up on Impact, but do you really want to make Impact mad?

Gavin Kirkland: I wouldn’t. Impact is dangerous enough without him being mad, but now? This could be a disaster for Chris Elite. It is only going to go one of two ways for the challenger. Really good or really bad. Will the era of #10Reignz still be running strong on Showdown after tonight? Or will Chris Elite stop history right in its tracks and etch himself another World Title reign to his resume? We’re about to find out.

(Impact enters the ring and holds the Answers World Championship high in the air as the crowd still boos him and his music fades off. Impact hands the title belt to the referee, who holds it in the air and presents it to the fans. The referee then presents the title to the Champion and Challenger before handing the belt to Gina Romano before calling for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: Here we go! Bell has rung and the Answers World Championship is on the line. We’re about to find out who walks out with the title. Impact and Chris Elite are in a standoff in the center of the ring. Both competitors now go to lock up, BUT CHRIS ELITE DUCKS BEHIND IMPACT AND PUTS IN A SIDE HEADLOCK!

Eve: That’s what Impact is going to have to watch out for in this match. Chris Elite is going to try to keep him off kilter with his speed. Impact will need to neutralize that as fast as possible if he wants to win.

Deadprez: Impact trying to get free by throwing elbows, but Chris Elite is staying far away enough that they can’t touch him. Now Elite snapmares Impact over his back and Elite has grounded the Answers World Champion.

Gavin Kirkland: Don’t go counting Impact out already. He didn’t get to become a 10-Time World Champion by being dumb. He’s been in situations like this before and he’s probably already got a counter strategy in his mind.

Eve: It looks like he did have something in mind because IMPACT THROWS A RIGHT HAND TO THE SIDE OF ELITE’S HEAD AND ELITE LETS GO OF THE HOLD! Impact gets free and now both men are back to their feet and we are back to where we started.

Deadprez: Two very successful veterans of EAW and neither one is going to make any rookie mistake by rushing in for an attack. We said earlier that Impact needs to watch Chris Elite’s speed. Chris Elite also needs to watch out for the methodical wrestling of Impact. Elite needs to try and stay one step ahead of Impact unless he wants to get caught in a trap.

Gavin Kirkland: Both men are going to lock up again, BUT IMPACT CHANGES COURSE AND KICKS ELITE RIGHT IN THE GUT AND DOUBLES HIM OVER! Now the Answers World Champion is just clobbering the back of his challenger.

Deadprez: Chris Elite down to a knee AND IMPACT WITH A SLAP TO THE BACK OF CHRIS ELITE’S HEAD! IS THAT A SIGN OF NO RESPECT OR NO INTIMIDATION FROM THE CHAMPION?

Eve: Knowing Impact like we know him, it could easily be both. Impact is back on the top of the mountain and there’s no way he is going to get toppled from the top without any sort of fight.

Deadprez: Impact grabs Elite by the neck and whips him into the corner. Elite lands hard in the corner and Impact follows behind and slowly stalks his challenger. Impact in the corner now AND HE JUST CHOPPED THE HOLY GUACAMOLE OUT OF CHRIS ELITE’S CHEST!

Gavin Kirkland: LOOK AT CHRIS’ EYES WIDEN FROM THAT CHOP! He’s going to be feeling that in the morning. But Impact doesn’t care. He pushes Elite back into the corner AND JUST CHOPS HIM ACROSS THE CHEST AGAIN!

Deadprez: Impact is having fun with this right now causing pain to Chris Elite and he just pushes Elite back up again and goes for another chop, BUT ELITE DUCKS IT! Chris Elite just shoved Impact into the corner AND ELITE IS JUST UNLOADING ON THE CHAMPION!

Eve: Chris Elite just throwing lefts and right across the back of the head and the face of Impact. The referee is doing whatever they can to break Chris Elite away from Impact.

Gavin Kirkland: It worked for a brief second, BUT ELITE IS BACK ON THE ATTACK! ELITE WITH A HANDFUL OF HAIR AND HE JUST SNAPMARES IMPACT OUT OF THE CORNER BY THE HAIR! That is probably not going to make Impact too happy.

Deadprez: Probably not, but Chris Elite is now on the second rope aiming for his opponent. Elite jumps AND HE HITS A PICTURE PERFECT MISSILE DROPKICK FROM THE SECOND ROPE TO THE BACK OF IMPACT’S HEAD! IMPACT IS DOWN AND ELITE GOES FOR THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH!

ONNNNNNNNNNNE!

TWWWWWOOOOOO!!

Eve: Impact kicks out at two! He’s gonna need to do more than that to keep down the 10 Time World Champion. Elite is doing that as he sits Impact back up and is just kicking the holy bologna out of Impact’s back.

Gavin Kirkland: What a shot! Each kick doing just a bit more damage than the last. Now Chris is finding himself back on that second rope. ELITE JUMPS AND FLIPS AND CATCHES IMPACT WITH A MODIFIED NECK SNAP SENDING THE WORLD CHAMPION BACK!

Deadprez: Right now this match is in complete control of the challenger as he brings Impact back to his feet. BUT IMPACT GETS FREE WITH A HEADBUTT TO THE BRIDGE OF CHRIS ELITE’S NOSE! THAT IS GOING TO MAKE HIS EYES WATER!

Gavin Kirkland: We won’t have a chance to find out as Impact picks Elite up AND IMPACT JUST THROWS ELITE OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE FLOOR WITH A FALLAWAY SLAM!

Deadprez: I think Elite clipped his back on the edge of the ring apron when he was getting thrown out, but I am not totally sure. It doesn’t matter now as Impact is now outside the ring and he JUST SLAMS ELITE ON THE FLOOR!

Eve: The referee begins the count and Impact picks Elite back up AND NOW IMPACT SLAMS ELITE ON THE TOP OF THE RINGSIDE BARRICADE! ELITE FALLS TO THE FLOOR IN PAIN! BUT IMPACT ISN’T DONE YET! HE PICKS ELITE BACK UP AND WHIPS HIM INTO THE STEEL RING STEPS!

Deadprez: This might be a warning to all of Showdown or all of EAW in showing what could happen if you decide to step up the Answers World Champion and try to take his spot at the top. Right now, Impact has control of the match and he is just decimating Chris Elite right now.

Gavin Kirkland: Impact takes great pride and joy in destroying opponents in any method he can think of. Right now the referee is at seven as he rolls Elite back into the ring and quickly follows suit. Chris Elite back to his knees AND IMPACT WITH A STIFF KICK TO THE RIBS! ELITE HOLDING HIS RIBS IN PAIN AND IMPACT GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNEE!

TWWWWWWOOOOO!

TH—

Deadprez: ELITE KICKS OUT AT TWO! Near fall for the Champion as right now HE IS JUST STANDING ON THE THROAT OF THE CHALLENGER! THE REFEREE SEES THE BOOT AND TELLS IMPACT TO BREAK THE BLATANT CHOKE!

Referee: (off-mic) STOP THE CHOKE! BREAK IT NOW! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Gavin Kirkland: Impact lets his foot up at four or he would have been disqualified on five. Then again, would Impact have cared because the title does not change hands on a disqualification.

Eve: True, but I highly doubt either man wants to win this match by disqualification. They both want to decidedly win this match and prove their point. Back to the match as Chris Elite is holding his throat after that choke from Impact.

Deadprez: Impact still in control of this match as he rolls Chris Elite onto his stomach AND IMPACT DROPS HIS RIGHT ACROSS THE SPINE OF ELITE! That’s exactly what Impact has been wanting to do the entire time. Weaken the back and try to eliminate as much of Elite’s flying moves as he can.

Gavin Kirkland: Impact now is driving his knee in Elite’s back and he is pulling Elite’s head back in what could be interpreted as a submission move, but it looks more like a way to cause pain. Either way the referee is asking Elite if he wants to give it up.

Deadprez: Elite is saying…. Well, to paraphrase what he is saying, he is telling the referee no. Impact has now let go of Elite’s head and HE HAS HIS HANDS AROUND ELITE’S THROAT! THE REFEREE CAUGHT THAT AND HIS TELLING IMPACT TO LET THE HOLD GO!

Referee: (off-mic) ENOUGH OF THIS! BREAK IT NOW! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI—

Eve: Impact let it go and Elite’s face just bounces hard off the canvas. Elite is holding his nose in pain as Impact brings him back to feet. Impact whips Elite into the ropes. Elite rebounds and Impact turns him around for the tilt a whirl backbreaker-

Deadprez: CHRIS ELITE MANAGES TO GET HIS LEGS AROUND IMPACT’S HEAD AND COUNTERS WITH A MODIFIED HEADSCISSORS! IMPACT GOES FOR THE RIDE AS ELITE COMES FROM BEHIND AND PUSHING IMPACT TO THE ROPES! Elite looking for a roll up, BUT IMPACT HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES SENDING CHRIS ELITE TUMBLING BACK!

Gavin Kirkland: Elite is back up to his feet, BUT HE MET WITH A KICK RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD FROM IMPACT SENDING HIM STAGGERING TO THE ROPES! ELITE HOLDS ONTO THE TOP ROPE TO PREVENT HIMSELF FALLING BACK TO THE CANVAS!

Deadprez: Impact walks over to Elite and he looks amused that Elite managed to stay on his feet and lasted this long in the match. It’s actually no surprise because Chris Elite has been in the ring with some of the best EAW has to offer. Impact looks to be going for a suplex, BUT ELITE GETS FREE!

Eve: Elite is glaring at Impact for a quick second before he brings his hand back AND ELITE JUST CATCHES IMPACT RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE! SMACK THE SH… TAR OUT OF YOU! LOOK AT IMPACT’S FACE! THERE IS ALREADY A HANDPRINT ON HIS FACE AND HE DOES NOT LOOK HAPPY!

Deadprez: Now look at Chris Elite! He looks like he is about to start laughing, but that look quickly stops AS IMPACT TAKES ELITE DOWN! DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN AND WE HAVE A BRAWL! CHAMPION AND CHALLENGER JUST POUNDING THE HOUSE OF MOUSE OUT OF EACH OTHER!

Gavin Kirkland: These two men are not letting up! They are just throwing fists at each other and the referee is doing whatever possible to get these two to break it up. At this rate, one of these two men will just be knocked Goofy. :mjlol:

Eve: No…. Just no, Gavin. You were doing so good too and then you ruined it with that. Please don’t do that again.

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry:

Deadprez: Anyways… during that pun display, Chris Elite managers to pull himself out of the ring and now he’s on the ring apron to try and catch a breather—

Eve: IMPACT OUT OF NOWHERE JUMPS ON THE SECOND ROPE AND DELIVERS A SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK RIGHT TO ELITE’S FACE AND SENDING HIM OFF THE APRON TO THE FLOOR!

Deadprez: ELITE’S FACE HITS THE EDGE OF THE ARPON BEFORE HE LANDS ON THE FLOOR! NOW ELITE IS DOWN AND THE REFEREE BEGINS THE COUNT!

Referee: (off-mic) ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Gavin Kirkland: Chris Elite is starting to stir but the referee is already at four. He will need to pick up the pace if he doesn’t want to lose by countout.

Referee: (off-mic) FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT!

Eve: Chris Elite is using the ring apron to try and get back to his feet and Impact is in the ring right now just getting a breather and watching his challenger about to get counted out.

Referee: (off-mic) NINE!

Deadprez: CHRIS ELITE IS BACK TO HIS FEET AT THE COUNT OF NINE! ELITE IS TRYING TO GET HIS WITS ABOUT HIM, BUT HE NEEDS TO HURRY SO HE CAN BEAT THE COUNT!

Referee: (off-mic) TEEEEEEEEE—

Gavin Kirkland: HE BEAT THE COUNT! I MEAN HE BARELY BEAT THE COUNT! Chris Elite is back in the ring trying to catch his breath BUT HERE COMES IMPACT RUNNING AT FULL SPEED TOWARDS ELITE—

Eve: BUT CHRIS MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND IMPACT COLLIDES WITH THE ROPES! ELITE QUICKLY BEHIND IMPACT AND HE ROLLS HIM UP! SCHOOLBOY ROLL UP! DO WE HAVE A NEW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION RIGHT HERE?

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!

THHHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEE!!

Deadprez: IMPACT GETS THE SHOULDER UP RIGHT BEFORE THREE! ELITE WAS DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO STEALING THE ANSWERS WORLD TITLE RIGHT THERE AND IMPACT IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT! Elite is staying on the attack as he grabs the neck of Impact.

Gavin Kirkland: Now Elite has hooked Impact’s leg. ELITE IS THINKING A FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX OR BRAINBUSTER! ELITE HAS IMPACT UP, BUT IMPACT KICKED FREE AND COUNTERED WITH A MODIFIED DDT! ELITE PLANTED AWKWARDLY ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD!

Deadprez: Impact slowly makes it back to his feet and picks up Elite as well. Impact is looking for a suplex, but instead he lifts him up and drops Chris Elite stomach first across the top rope! Now Impact eyes the top turnbuckle.

Eve: Impact climbs up to the top rope. Not really a place he finds himself very often, but when he does, you know it’s going to be big. Impact eyes Elite barely moving on the top rope—

Deadprez: IMPACT JUMPS AND CATCHES CHRIS ELITE WITH A LEG DROP FROM THE TOP ROPE ACROSS THE BACK OF HIS NECK! THE FORCE OF THE MOVE SENDS CHRIS ELITE BACK INTO THE RING AND CRASHING HARD!

Gavin Kirkland: Impact holding his low back. There’s no doubt that Impact took some damage as well from that high risk move, but he doesn’t care. He drags Chris Elite from the ropes and goes for the cover!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!

THHHHHHHHHRRRRRREEEE!

Eve: POWERFUL KICKOUT FROM CHRIS ELITE RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE COUNT! CHRIS ELITE SHOWING HIS DETERMINATION AND DRIVE TO WIN THIS MATCH AND BRING HOME THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!

Deadprez: Impact doing whatever he can to keep Chris down, so he brings Chris back to his feet and whips him to the ropes. Chris rebounds AND IMPACT CATCHES HIM AROUND THE NECK! SLEEPER HOLD APPLIED—

Gavin Kirkland: ELITE GOT FREE OF THE SLEEPER HOLD! ELITE COUNTERS WITH A MODIFIED JAWBREAKER AND STAGGERS HIM BACK! ELITE IS LOOKING TO BUILD HIS MOMENTUM BACK AND GET HIM BACK IN THIS MATCH!

Deadprez: He looks ready to start now with two kicks to Impact. Now he delivers a shoot kick before catching Impact right across the jaw with a backfist. Elite finishes the combination by hitting the ropes with a powerful lariat across the throat! CHRIS ELITE COMPLETES THE 5 BOROUGH COMBO AND TAKES IMPACT BACK DOWN TO THE MAT!

Gavin Kirkland: Elite is not looking to go for the cover. Instead, Elite mounts Impact AND HE IS JUST POUNDING HIS FISTS RIGHT INTO IMPACT’S HEAD! NOW IT’S THE CHAMPION’S TURN TO SEE HOW IT FEELS TO BE PUNCHED IN THE HEAD!

Eve: I can probably guess that Impact doesn’t like that, but the referee doesn’t like it either. Now it’s Elite’s turn to get reprimanded by the referee.

Referee: (off-mic) COME ON ELITE! OPEN THE FIST! OPEN IT NOW! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV—

Deadprez: Elite opens the fist, but he doesn’t like that the referee stopped him from causing as much pain as he can. Elite gets off of Impact, BUT NOT BEFORE DROPPING HIS KNEE ACROSS IMPACT’S FACE!

Gavin Kirkland: Elite adding insult to injury before he decides to climb up to the top turnbuckle! Elite on the high rent district before HE JUMPS FROM THE TOP ROPE! BEAUTIFUL FROG SPLASH FROM CHRIS ELITE! HE LANDED RIGHT ON THE MONEY AS HE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!

THHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEE!

Deadprez: IMPACT GETS THE SHOULDER UP RIGHT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! CHRIS ELITE WAS LESS THAN A SECOND AWAY FROM BECOMING THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! IMPACT IS ALSO SHOWING THE FIGHT THAT HE HAS THAT HAS BROUGHT HIM SUCCESS THROUGHOUT HIS ENTIRE CAREER!

Eve: This has been a really hard fought match between not only the current and former World Champions, also two HALL OF FAMERS! Elite back to his feet as he whips Impact to the ropes.

Deadprez: Elite hits the opposite ropes AND HE IS GOING FOR THE ALMIGHTY PUSH! ELITE LOOKING TO POUNCE IMPACT HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING! ALMIGHTY PUSH ON THE WAY—

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST MOMENT AND ELITE FINDS NOTHING BUT CANVAS! IMPACT GRABS ELITE’S ARMS AND ROLLS HIM UP WITH A CRUCIFIX—

Deadprez: BUT ELITE ROLLS FREE BEFORE A COUNT CAN START AND ELITE QUICKLY SCRAMBLES TO IMPACT’S LEGS AND FLIPS FORWARD FOR A JACKKNIFE PIN—

Eve: IMPACT BREAKS THE PIN BEFORE ANOTHER COUNT CAN START! Referee is checking Impact’s shoulders BEFORE IMPACT BRIDGES UP! WHAT POWER BEING SHOWN BY THE CHAMPION AS HE TURNS ELITE AROUND AND CATCHES HIM IN A BACKSLIDE!

Gavin Kirkland: Barely a one count by the referee as Elite rolls through! Elite grabs Impact before he can get out of the backslide position and lifts his legs in the air! CHRIS ELITE DROPS AND JUST PLANTS IMPACT ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH A MODIFIED SPIKE PILEDRIVER!

Deadprez: HOLY DONALD DUCK! WHAT A RARE MOVE BEING BROUGHT OUT HERE IN THIS WORLD TITLE MATCH! IMPACT IS NOT MOVING AS ELITE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER! WILL THE PILEDRIVER DO IT RIGHT HERE?

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT KICKS OUT! IMPACT KICKS OUT! HE GETS HIS SHOULDER BARELY OFF THE CANVAS AS THE REFEREE WAS COMING DOWN FOR THE THREE COUNT! IMPACT IS NOT MOVING AFTER THE KICKOUT, BUT ELITE HAS SOMETHING ELSE IN MIND!

Eve: Chris Elite is back to his feet and he climbs back up to the top turnbuckle. Elite gets positioned where he wants to be BEFORE HE JUMPS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND GOES FOR THE 450 SPLASH—

Deadprez: KNEES UP! IMPACT GOT THE KNEES UP AND DRIVES THEM RIGHT INTO THE BREADBASKET OF THE CHALLENGER! ELITE HOLDING HIS RIBS AND CHEST IN PAIN FROM THAT BLUNT IMPACT… no pun intended.

Eve: Even unintentional, that was better than the one Gavin did earlier.

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry: Oh come on! Would you let it go? It wasn’t that bad. It was kinda funny.

Eve: No. No it wasn’t. Give it up, Gavin.

Deadprez: Enough of the Showdown Comedy Hour. As you guys were arguing about comedy, Impact and Chris Elite have both made it back to their feet and are glaring at each other in the center of the ring. They are both breathing a little heavier with how intense this match has been for both of them.

Gavin Kirkland: Champion starts off with a forearm to the face and Challenger offers one in return. Another one from Impact and Chris Elite reciprocates. THESE TWO MEN HAVE WENT FROM FOREARMS TO FISTS! THEY WILL NOT STOP UNTIL ONE OF THEM FALLS!

Eve: The punchfest was going strong until IMPACT WITH A THUMB TO THE EYE! ELITE STAGGERS BACK TO THE ROPES AND TRIES TO GET THE STING OUT AS IMPACT APPLIES A FULL NELSON!

Deadprez: IMPACT LIFTS ELITE IN THE AIR LOOKING FOR THE HAIL MARY! FULL NELSON FACEBUSTER ON THE WAY BUT ELITE WRAPS HIS LEGS AROUND IMPACT AND ROLLS FORWARD! ELITE LOOKING FOR A ROLL UP—

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT BLOCKED IT AND JUST SITS DOWN! NOW ELITE IS THE ONE CAUGHT IN A PINFALL ATTEMPT!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT HAS THE ROPES! HE’S GOT THE ROPES AND THE REF DOESN’T SEE IT!

THHHHHHHRRRRRRRRREEEE!

Deadprez: ELITE REVERSES IT! IMPACT FALLS BACK AND LOSES GRIP OF THE ROPES! NOW ELITE HAS CONTROL OF THE PIN!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!

Eve: ELITE NOW GRABS THE ROPES! TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY, BUT THIS MIGHT GIVE CHRIS ELITE ANOTHER WORLD TITLE REIGN ON HIS RESUME!

THHHHHHHRRRRRREEEE!

Deadprez: EVEN WITH ELITE HOLDING THE ROPES, IMPACT MANAGES TO KICK OUT RIGHT BEFORE THREE! Not only are these two amazing and tough competitors, they both have no issue fudging the rules in their favor. But Elite usually only does this when someone else does it first.

Gavin Kirkland: Elite waits for Impact to get back to his feet before he jumps onto the bottom rope and just falls back. ELITE GRABS IMPACT’S HEAD ON THE WAY DOWN! SPRINGBOARD STUNNER SENDS IMPACT GOING BACK TO THE FAR SIDE ROPES!

Eve: ELITE SEES IMPACT IN PRIME POSITION! ELITE RUNS FULL SPEED LOOKING FOR THE OPEN YA MATA KNEE STRIKE TO END IT ALL—

Deadprez: IMPACT DUCKS DOWN AND TRIES TO BACKDROP ELITE BACK DOWN TO THE FLOOR, BUT ELITE HANGS ONTO THE TOP ROPE AND STAYS ON THE APRON!

Gavin Kirkland: Impact stands back up and ELITE WITH A HANDFUL OF HAIR TRYING TO THROW HIM BACK DOWN TO THE MAT BUT IMPACT GETS FREE AND SPEARS ELITE THROUGH THE ROPES!

Deadprez: IMPACT GRABS ELITE BY THE BACK OF THE NECK AND TIGHTS AND SENDS HIM FULL SPEED INTO THE RINGPOST LIKE A BATTERING RAM! HE MIGHT HAVE CAUGHT HIS HEAD ON CONTACT!

Eve: Wherever the contact was made, it definitely hurt and might have knocked Chris Elite out cold. Impact drags Elite away from the corner and has him just where he wants him. Now Impact once again finds himself climbing to the top rope.

Deadprez: Impact has his back to the ring, which means Impact is going for a moonsault. Impact finds his balance AND HE JUMPS! MOONSAULT ON THE WAY—

Gavin Kirkland: ELITE HAS HIS WITS ABOUT HIM ENOUGH TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY, BUT IMPACT MIGHT HAVE SAW THAT COMING BECAUSE HE LANDS ON HIS FEET AND GOES STRAIGHT FOR THE CORNER WHERE ELITE IS AT—

Deadprez: ELITE WITH AN UPPERCUT TO THE JAW OF IMPACT! ELITE CONNECTS WITH “THE STOPPER” AND THAT SHOT MIGHT HAVE KNOCKED THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION LOOPY BUT HE IS STILL ON HIS FEET!

Eve: ELITE QUICKLY SCRAMBLES TO THE SECOND ROPE AND WAITS FOR IMPACT TO TURN AROUND! HE DOESN’T WAIT LONG AS ELITE JUMPS AND CONNECTS WITH “OPEN YA MATA”! KNEE STRIKE FROM THE SECOND ROPE AND IMPACT COLLAPSES TO THE MAT! ELITE HOOKS THE LEG! NEW CHAMPION ON THE HORIZON!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEE!

Deadprez: HOLY EPCOT! IMPACT JUST BARELY INCHES HIS SHOULDER OFF THE CANVAS! I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER! THE FANS THOUGHT IT WAS OVER! CHRIS ELITE THOUGHT IT WAS OVER AND THAT HE WAS THE NEW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!

Eve: But Impact made sure to tell him that it is not over yet. Impact might be down, but he is most definitely not out of it yet.

Gavin Kirkland: Elite brings Impact back to his feet and whips him into the corner. Chris Elite running at full speed towards the corner. HOLD ON! WAIT A SECOND!

Deadprez: FISTS OF FURY! OUT OF NOWHERE! ELITE DID NOT SEE IT COMING! WHAT A RIGHT HOOK FROM IMPACT! THAT LOOKED LIKE A POWERFUL KNOCKOUT PUNCH AND CHRIS ELITE FALLS TO THE MAT LIKE A STONE! IMPACT FALLS TO THE MAT AND HOOKS THE LEG! THIS IS ACADEMIC! THIS HAS GOT TO BE OVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEE!!

Eve: ELITE GOT HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE AND THE REFEREE SAW IT! THAT STOPS THE COUNT AND NOW IMPACT IS JUST GLARING AT THE REFEREE! MANY THOUGHT THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A THREE COUNT RIGHT THERE!

Gavin Kirkland: It very well might have, but Elite had the ring awareness to get his foot on the bottom rope and very well save the match for himself. During that little scuffle with the referee, Chris Elite rolls and crawls over to the ropes in the hopes of getting a breather.

Eve: Impact catches Elite moving and puts his attention back on his challenger. Impact heads towards the ropes, almost stalking Chris Elite in the hopes of finishing him off—

Deadprez: ELITE WAS PLAYING POSSUM! ELITE CAUGHT HIM WITH A DROP TOE HOLD SENDING IMPACT THROAT FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE ROPE! IMPACT HOLDS HIS THROAT AND NOW CHRIS ELITE HAS IMPACT ON HIS SHOULDERS AS HE EYES THE TURNBUCKLES! ELITE RUNS FULL SPEED TOWARDS THE CORNER! ELITE LOOKING FOR THE 44 BULLDOG! HIS VERSION OF THE LAWN DART ON THE WAY—

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT SLIDES OFF OF ELITE’S SHOULDER AND LANDS BEHIND HIM! IMPACT HAS ELITE ROLLED UP BUT FOR NOT EVEN A ONE COUNT! Both men are back up to their feet and Impact doubles Elite over with a kick to the gut.

Deadprez: Elite has his head down and that’s not good. Impact hooks both arms and lifts Elite in the air. IMPACT LOOKING FOR A DOUBLE ARMED BACKBREAKER BUT ELITE IS KICKING AND TRYING TO CHANGE MOMENTUM IN HIS FAVOR—

Eve: ELITE GETS FREE OF THE BACKBREAKER AND LANDS BEHIND ELITE! Impact turns around and ELITE CATCHES HIM AND FLIPS BACK WITH THE “BROOKLYN HIGH” SPANISH FLY! Impact lands hard on his back and Chris is finding his way up to the top turnbuckle. Elite could be looking to use any of the high flying moves in his arsenal—

Deadprez: IMPACT WAS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND HE CATCHES THE ANKLE OF CHRIS ELITE AND ELITE LANDS HARD ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! THAT PROBABLY DIDN’T FEEL VERY GOOD FOR ELITE AS IMPACT NOW CLIMBS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE! IMPACT LOOKING FOR A SUPERPLEX, BUT ELITE BLOCKS IT! ELITE THROWING SHOTS TO THE SIDE OF IMPACT TO HAVE HIM LET GO OF THE HOLD!

Gavin Kirkland: Both men are fighting on the turnbuckles trying to get advantage over the other. BOTH MEN ARE THROWING PUNCHES INTO THE SIDE OF THE OTHER’S HEAD TO GET CONTROL! ELITE DUCKS THE RIGHT HAND OF IMPACT AND HEADBUTTS IMPACT OFF THE SECOND ROPES AND SENDING HIM BACK THE MAT!

Eve: Chris Elite doing whatever he can to shake the cobwebs out after that headbutt, but he doesn’t do that for long as he just jumps off the top turnbuckle, BUT IMPACT CATCHES HIM! IMPACT LOOKING FOR A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX, BUT ELITE KICKS AROUND TO CHANGE MOMENTUM IN HIS FAVOR! ELITE BOUNCES OFF THE SECOND ROPE—

Deadprez: SPRINGBOARD TORNADO DDT! CHRIS ELITE COUNTERED WITH THE SPRINGBOARD TORNADO DDT AND IMPACT WAS PLANTED ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD! IMPACT IS DOWN AND CHRIS ELITE IS ON HIS WAY TO BECOMING WORLD CHAMPION! ELITE IS ELECTING TO NOT GO FOR THE COVER AND IS INSTEAD LOOKING TO PUT AN EXCLAMATION ON THIS MATCH!

Eve: CHRIS ELITE IS CALLING FOR IT! ELITE IS LOOKING TO END IT ALL WITH THE BOX OFFICE SMASH! HE’S WAITING FOR IMPACT TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET AND YOU CAN SEE THE HUNGER IN CHRIS ELITE’S EYES! HE SEES THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ABOUT TO BE RIGHT IN HIS GRASP!

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT IS SLOWLY GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET AND CHRIS ELITE MIGHT BE ABOUT THREE SECONDS AWAY FROM BECOMING WORLD CHAMPION AGAIN! IMPACT IS BACK TO HIS FEET AND WE MIGHT BE WITNESSING A BOX OFFICE SMASH! SUPERKICK ON THE WAY!

Deadprez: BUT IMPACT CAUGHT THE FOOT AT THE LAST SECOND! IMPACT HAS HOLD OF CHRIS ELITE’S FOOT AND HE HAS A SMIRK ACROSS HIS FACE! IMPACT THROWS ELITE’S FOOT BACK AND THAT SENDS ELITE FALLING FORWARD—

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT GRABS HOLD OF ELITE AS HE IS FALLING AND JUST DRIVES HIS KNEES INTO CHRIS’ FACE! EVISCERATION! JUST LIKE THAT, IMPACT CONNECTS WITH THE EVISCERATION FACEBREAKER! CHRIS ELITE HITS THE MAT AND IMPACT HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEE!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“M3tamorphosis” starts playing again as Impact slowly rolls off Chris Elite after a very hard fought match.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this contest… AND STILL YOUR ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… IMPACT!

Deadprez: What an amazing Answers World Championship match here tonight at Midsummer Massacre! These two men fought very hard in the hopes of leaving this ring and this event as World Champion.

Eve: It could have gone either way, but it was the 10-Time World Champion Impact who was able to pull through and retain the Answers World Championship tonight.

(Impact has finally made it back to his feet. The referee is right there handing Impact his Answers World Championship and raising his arm in victory before Impact slowly rolls out of the ring.)

Gavin Kirkland: I really thought that Chris Elite had it won. He had the title in his grasp multiple times during this match, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. But we got to give it to him.

Deadprez: Chris Elite showed tonight that he is most definitely still World Champion material and I would not be surprised to see him in another World Title match this season. But tonight belongs to #10Reignz as Impact retains the Answers World Championship. Congratulations to Impact on a hard fought victory.

(The final shot shows Impact standing at the top of the entrance ramp holding his title proudly in victory as Chris Elite finally sits up and looks up the ramp with a mix of frustration and disappointment before the shot cuts elsewhere.)

(Midsummer Massacre begins to fade to the backstage area, and in doing so the camera opens up to Molly Waters holding a microphone in her hand. Molly has a smile on her face, and the fans are cheering in excitement as they are ready for whatever it is that she has to say. After a few seconds the crowd quiets down, and once that happens Molly begins to speak.)

Molly Waters: Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you are all enjoying Midsummer Massacre, our first free-per-view of the season as well as the first free-per-view of this new era in EAW. We’ve seen some amazing competitors in action but right now I’d like to bring your attention elsewhere, as I have some very exciting news for you all!

(The fans in the crowd grow a bit louder, very excited to hear Molly’s announcement.)

Molly Waters: The EAW roster of today is full of tons of incredible Elitists, as well as newer Elitists looking to make names for themselves as they solidify themselves as rising stars! As of today I am happy to announce that we now have an Elitist looking to step back into the ring, and this is an Elitist has accomplished some great things in the past, reaching that rising star status before finding even greater success. You all know this person very well, and I’m sure you’ll all be very excited to see them back in action!

Molly Waters: At this time, please welcome former New Breed Champion and former Interwire Champion, Bronson Daniels!!

(The crowd explodes into cheers, shocked to hear the announcement of the returning Bronson Daniels, but those cheers only grow twice as loud as Bronson Daniels is seen walking into the camera’s frame. He has a grin on his face making his first appearance back with EAW since late 2021, and he shakes Molly’s hand as Molly begins to speak once again.)

Molly Waters: Welcome back, Bronson! From the sound of it, there’s thousands of fans out there glad to see you back.

Bronson Daniels: And I’m glad to be back, but more importantly I’m ready. I’m ready to get back in the ring and get back to rising right to the top like I was just a year ago. Sometimes Elitists leave and never return, sometimes they take five year long breaks, but I haven’t even been gone for a full year and that was too much for me. I knew I’d have to be back eventually, it was only a matter of time.

Molly Waters: Before you left you found a great deal of success, defeating some big names and as I’ve said winning the New Breed Championship as well as the Interwire Championship. Now that you’re back, what do you plan to accomplish?

Bronson Daniels: Well you already said it, I’m a former New Breed Champion and a former Interwire Champion, but I never planned to let that be my ceiling. I’ve been in all kinds of major matches from the Extreme Elimination Chamber, to Brand Warfare, to competing in World Championship matches, and the goal was always to surpass my past performances. Only thing that’s different now is the fact that I’m more motivated than ever, because I’ve been gone for almost a year and I have a lot of unfinished business right now. If I was able to accomplish all that I did and hang with both Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers the way that I have in such a short amount of time, just imagine what I can do now that I’m back. I plan to find my way not just back to where I was before, but surpass it. By the time this season is over, I plan to reach greater heights than I ever have before.

Molly Waters: Thank you, and Bronson I just have one more question for you. You may have been gone for less than a year, but a lot has happened in 2022. How do you feel about these new changes? Will adjusting to them be an issue for you?

Bronson Daniels: It’s a lot. Really, a lot more has changed since the last time I was here than even I expected. I know what kind of industry this is, but these changes are exactly why you have to make sure you don’t fall behind. New Elitists at the top, Tyrone Montgomery is Dynasty’s GM instead of StarrStan and we’re working with Disney now. It’s a lot to process, but I’m not gonna have any problem adjusting to the way things are now. None of these changes are gonna stop me from capitalizing on my potential and finding all of the success that’s been left on the table while I was gone. I’m not gonna let things end the way they did last time, where my career’s brought to a stop before I get to accomplish everything that I wanted to accomplish when I joined EAW in the first place. This is the biggest wrestling company in the world, and I belong at the top of it. It’s only a matter of time until I find the success that I didn’t a year ago.

Bronson Daniels: I found more success in one year than some Elitists manage to in their entire careers, and I don’t plan to slow down. I plan to pick up where I left off and keep moving forward. What happened last year is never gonna happen again, so good luck to whoever’s in my way going forward because now more than ever they’re gonna need it. One thing I know for sure is that I have what it takes to be one of the top talents in EAW and I plan to do whatever it takes to prove that this season, because I’m back now, and it’s not going to be anywhere near as easy getting rid of me again.

Molly Waters: Thank you for your time, Bronson. We’re all looking forward to seeing you get back in the ring again.

(With a smirk on his face, Bronson nods before beginning to make his way from , having made his intentions known for his return to EAW. The fans are still cheering loudly, which isn’t a surprise as Bronson has been gone for almost a year, and throughout his time in EAW he was a fan favorite. The camera pans back to Molly Waters who has a smile on her face knowing that the fans are excited to see an Elitist like Bronson Daniels get back in the ring. From there, Midsummer Massacre fades from ringside.)

(Midsummer Massacre pans to the ring, where Bella Braxton is seen standing with a microphone in her hand.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!

Bella Braxton: And it is for THE EAW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!

(‘Mo Money’ by Ben McLusky hits, and the crowd explodes into boos as Ronan Malosi begins to make his way out to the stage, dressed in an expensive outfit as always as he looks very confident in his chances of becoming EAW World Champion tonight. Ronan isn’t alone, because as usual Ronan has brought his personal ring announcer, Amaya, with him. Amaya already has a microphone in her hand, and as the two Elitists make it down the ramp she begins to speak.)

Amaya: Introducing first… Residing in Palm Springs, Florida… Weighing in at 285 pounds and standing at 6’8… HE IS A FORMER INTERWIRE CHAMPION, THE NEXT EAW WORLD CHAMPION AND HE HAS MORE MONEY THAN YOU, ROOOOOONNNAAAANNNNN MAAALLLOOOOOSSSSIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!

James Peters: I’d be surprised if there’s anybody that hasn’t grown tired of that introduction yet, besides Ronan Malosi of course. This man has always been extremely confident but leading up to this match he’s promised that things would be different, that this time around he’s ready to shock the world.

Rich Russillo: That’s something we’ll just have to wait and see. He sure believes he can win, but whether or not he actually can is something that we don’t know yet. His only match this season so far was brought to an abrupt end, but for what it’s worth, Ronan has laid out Minerva before, only a few weeks ago.

Persephone: Yeah, maybe Ronan will actually win the Championship! Of all the people on the roster, this guy might become Voltage’s World Champion. Doesn’t that just sound great? 😃

(‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ by White Zombie follows, and the crowd explodes once again, this time with cheers as the EAW World Champion makes her way out to the stage. Minerva carries the EAW World Championship on her shoulder, and as she walks out she stares directly at her opponent, who’s standing inside of the ring. Minerva doesn’t waste much time before making her way down to the ring, walking past Amaya who even looks a bit nervous walking past the Champion on her way to the back. Minerva looks confident in her own right as she approaches the ring, but beyond that she looks focused and ready for her first Championship defense.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent… Residing in the Florida Everglades… Weighing in at 122 pounds…. SHE IS THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION, MMMIIIIIIIIIINNNEEEERRRRRRVVVAAAAAA!!!!!!

James Peters: And here comes the Champion herself! She won the EAW World Championship back at Pain for Pride against the former Champion Myles and Drake King, and now she is having her first title defense as she is up against Ronan Malosi, who answered her open challenge at the Draft!

Rich Russillo: This could be a great match but it has to be said that this will be a huge challenge for Ronan. This is Minerva we’re talking about. Getting a victory over her is never an easy feat, and it’ll be interesting finding out if Ronan can be the first to do it this season.

Persephone: I just hope both Elitists have fun 😃! This is just the perfect World Championship match, I’m so glad that Minerva agreed to face Ronan this week!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

James Peters: THE BELL RINGS, AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR THE EAW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH!!! Ronan Malosi slowly makes his way out of the corner, waiting for the Champion to make a move, but Minerva hasn’t moved an inch! We’ve heard time and time again from Minerva that Ronan Malosi is way out of depth in a match like this, and right now I think it’s clear that she’s not intimidated at all by her challenger! Ronan on the other hand knows this is a big opportunity, his biggest yet, but we already know how confident he was on his way down to the ring, so who knows how this’ll play out!

Rich Russillo: RONAN MALOSI QUICKLY CHARGES TOWARDS THE CORNER AT MINERVA, BUT MINERVA DUCKS A CLOTHESLINE FROM RONAN, AND AS SOON AS RONAN TURNS AROUND HE’S HIT WITH A FOREARM TO THE FACE THAT CAUSES HIM TO STUMBLE BACK INTO THE CORNER! MINERVA NOW WITH REPEATED KICKS TO THE MIDSECTION, CAUSING THE REFEREE TO BEGIN TO COUNT- but not for long as Minerva quickly grabs Ronan and sends him into the opposite corner! Minerva quickly charges in, AND SHE HITS A RUNNING ELBOW STRIKE BEFORE PULLING RONAN OUT OF THE CORNER! MINERVA NOW WITH A LEG SWEEP-

Persephone: IT DOESN’T CONNECT! LIKE THE FANTASTIC WRESTLER RONAN MALOSI IS 😀, HE WAS ABLE TO KICK MINERVA’S LEG AWAY AND STOP HER FROM DROPPING HIM TO THE MAT!

James Peters: Ronan wasn’t lying about the size advantage he has, AND NOW HE’S LOOKING TO SHOW THAT AS HE KNEES MINERVA IN THE MIDSECTION, BEFORE LIFTING HER UP INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION!!! RONAN MALOSI IS LOOKING TO POSSIBLY WRAP THINGS UP EARLY WITH A MAJOR MOVE, BUT I DON’T KNOW IF MINERVA WILL GO DOWN THAT QUICKLY!

Rich Russillo: MINERVA STARTS HITTING RONAN WITH ELBOWS AND PUNCHES TO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD!!! Ronan is a large man but strikes like that will hurt anybody, AND NOW MINERVA IS FINALLY ABLE TO DROP DOWN BEHIND RONAN JUST AS RONAN STARTED TO STUMBLE! Minerva lands on her feet, and now Ronan Malosi starts to turn around! DEVIL’S TOUCH BY MINERVA!!!!

James Peters: NO! MINERVA WENT AND JUMPED UP FOR THE SUPERKICK, BUT RONAN WAS ABLE TO CATCH HER FOOT BEFORE IT COULD CONNECT!!! Minerva has been in control for most of this match up until now, BUT RONAN IS FINALLY ABLE TO GAIN SOME MAJOR OFFENSE AS HE PULLS MINERVA RIGHT INTO A CLOTHESLINE!!!

Persephone: 😯 What a unique move from Ronan Malosi! I’ve never seen anything like it before!

Rich Russillo: Minerva is trying to pull herself back to her feet, BUT RONAN IS QUICK TO LAND A BOOT TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD, DROPPING MINERVA TO THE MAT AS RONAN QUICKLY GOES FOR THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH!!!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Referee: TTT-

Rich Russillo: BUT THERE’S A STRONG KICKOUT BY MINERVA BEFORE TWO!! Ronan Malosi isn’t happy about that one at all! Ronan seemingly thought he had the title won already, but it’s clearly not going to be that easy!

James Peters: Ronan Malosi dragging Minerva by the hair, AND HE TRIES TO PULL HER IN FOR A REAR CHINLOCK, BUT MINERVA IS FAST ENOUGH TO LAND A BACK ELBOW TO THE NOSE, FORCING RONAN TO BACK OFF!! Minerva now grabbing onto the ropes to help pull herself back up, and it looks like Ronan wasted a bit too much time there! After all we’re still very early on in this match, and turning things around is still very possible for either competitor! Minerva looking to show that now as she goes and swings at Ronan!

Rich Russillo: Ronan Malosi manages to block that right hand, AND NOW RONAN LOOKS FOR THE DREAM CRUSHER, BUT MINERVA IS ABLE TO DUCK UNDER IT BEFORE KICKING RONAN IN THE STOMACH! MINERVA NOW KICKING RONAN’S LEG OUT FROM UNDER HIM, DROPPING RONAN TO A KNEE!! Minerva now running the ropes, BUT RONAN SPRINGS UP TO HIS FEET BEFORE RUNNING IN, HITTING MINERVA WITH AN ELBOW JUST AS SHE WAS BOUNCING OFF OF THE ROPE!!! RONAN NOW, PULLING MINERVA IN FOR DEATH-RO!!!

Persephone: Minerva hit Ronan with an elbow before he could lift her up! Isn’t that just great? I’m so glad she stopped this match from ending quickly! 😄

James Peters: Ronan Malosi is forced to stumble back towards the ropes, AND NOW MINERVA RUNS IN, BUT RONAN IS ABLE TO LIFT MINERVA UP AND OUT OF THE RING!!! MINERVA IS ABLE TO HOLD ONTO THE ROPES, BUT RONAN MALOSI TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THAT, PULLING MINERVA UP BY HER HAIR RIGHT INTO A SLEEPER HOLD!!! RONAN MALOSI HAS MINERVA STUCK ON THE APRON AS RONAN IS INSIDE OF THE RING TRAPPING HER IN A SLEEPER HOLD, BUT HE CAN’T HOLD ONTO THIS FOR TOO LONG AS THE REFEREE NOW IS STARTING TO COUNT!

Referee: (off-mic) Let go Ronan! One! Two! Three! Four! Fi-

Rich Russillo: AND RONAN MALOSI DOESN’T JUST LET GO, HE KICKS MINERVA OFF OF THE RING APRON AND INTO THE BARRICADE!!! CREATIVE OFFENSE BY RONAN MALOSI, AND I THINK RONAN KNOWS THAT HIMSELF SEEING THE GRIN THAT’S ON HIS FACE!! Like James said, Ronan Malosi has been very confident heading into this match, and although it was a bit of a rocky start it looks like Ronan’s really putting the size and power advantage he has over Minerva to use!

James Peters: Ronan Malosi rolls out of the ring as Minerva slowly tries to pull herself up, AND RONAN LIFTS MINERVA UP BEFORE DROPPING HER ONTO THE BARRICADE WITH A BACK SUPLEX TOSS!!! MINERVA DROPS DOWN, BUT RONAN DOESN’T LET HER GO THAT EASILY, INSTEAD HOLDING ONTO HER AND THROWING HER INTO THE RING POST, CAUSING MINERVA TO GO FACE FIRST INTO IT!!! Minerva grabs onto the ring apron trying to pull herself up, but in a surprising turn of events it looks like Ronan Malosi is in firm control over this match!

Persephone: Yep, he sure is. I’m just so glad that this is Voltage’s World Championship match. Nobody is more fit for this match than Ronan. :wow:

Rich Russillo: Ronan goes over to Minerva and starts to grab her, BUT MINERVA LANDS A PUNCH TO THE MIDSECTION, BEFORE GRABBING RONAN’S ARMS AND PULLING HIM INTO THE RING POST!!! Ronan stumbles away from the post in pain, and now Minerva jumps up onto the ring apron, BEFORE RUNNING IN AND HITTING RONAN WITH A PENALTY KICK TO THE FACE!!! MINERVA TURNS TOWARDS RONAN, WHO’S STILL STANDING BUT ON SPAGHETTI LEGS, AND MINERVA DIVES OFF OF THE RING APRON, TAKING RONAN DOWN WITH A METEORA!!!

James Peters: Not that it’s a surprise given the kind of competitor she is, but Minerva is showing right now that the size difference between her and Ronan won’t be the deciding factor for this match! Minerva now slowly pulling Ronan up before rolling him back into the ring, and now she quickly follows behind! Ronan Malosi is trying to pull himself back to his feet, BUT MINERVA RUNS IN BEFORE DELIVERING A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION, AND SHE CONTINUES RUNNING THE ROPES AS RONAN DROPS BACK DOWN, BEFORE JUMPING UP AND DELIVERING A KNEE DROP!

Rich Russillo: Ronan Malosi might be in trouble right now as Minerva starts hitting him with forearms to the face, forcing him to cover up! Minerva talked about the wars she had to go through in order to make it here, and even if she didn’t mention it, we personally have seen all of it throughout the past two seasons! Minerva really has had to scratch and claw her way to the EAW Championship, and right now it looks like she’s doing everything in her power to stop Ronan from doing so, meaning that if Ronan wants that title he’ll have to somehow survive everything Minerva has to offer!

Persephone: Minerva is pulling Ronan towards the corner, and now she’s stomping all over his face! I think we might have to stop the match, this is just too violent! :lupe:

James Peters: I don’t know about that, BUT RONAN CATCHES MINERVA’S LEG ANYWAY, AND RONAN MANAGES TO LAND A PUNCH TO THE MIDSECTION, FORCING MINERVA TO FINALLY BACK OFF! Ronan Malosi is pulling himself back to his feet, AND MINERVA QUICKLY RUNS BACK TOWARDS HIM LOOKING TO STOP HIS RECOVERY, BUT RONAN LANDS A BOOT TO THE FACE, AND AS MINERVA IS SPUN AROUND RONAN LIFTS HER UP FROM BEHIND!! RONAN MALOSI LOOKS FOR A FULL NELSON SLAM-

Rich Russillo: BUT MINERVA IS ABLE TO DROP DOWN TO THE MAT AND PULL RONAN DOWN WITH AN ARM DRAG!! FANTASTIC COUNTER BY MINERVA WHO GETS BACK UP AND QUICKLY STARTS TO RUN THE ROPES, BUT RONAN MALOSI POPS MINERVA UP AS SOON AS SHE BOUNCES OFF OF THE ROPES!!!

James Peters: MINERVA MANAGED TO PULL HERSELF UP AND OVER RONAN THOUGH, ALLOWING HER TO LAND ON HER FEET-

Rich Russillo: AND RONAN SAW THIS COMING AS HE QUICKLY TURNS AROUND AND GRABS MINERVA BY THE THROAT!!! RONAN LIFTS MINERVA UP, AND HE HITS A CHOKESLAM BACKBREAKER!!!

Persephone: 😨 Oh no! That looked bad, I think someone should check on Minerva, and maybe even stop the match!

James Peters: I don’t think anyone will be doing that, but even if the referee wanted to check on Minerva he’d have to wait a little while, because Ronan isn’t finished just yet! Ronan is still holding Minerva by the throat, AND NOW HE SHOVES MINERVA INTO THE ROPES, BEFORE HITTING A HUGE SPINEBUSTER AS SHE BOUNCES OFF OF THEM!! RONAN MALOSI WITH ANOTHER COVER AS MINERVA IS DOWN!!!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Referee: TTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Rich Russillo: MINERVA GETS THE SHOULDER UP AT TWO!!!! Ronan Malosi can’t believe this! Every time Ronan has actually managed to get in the offense he wanted to he’s landed some major moves, but none of them have been enough to get the job done just yet! Ronan Malosi may still be in control, but we’ve seen all that Minerva has done throughout this match. Ronan is hurting, and if Minerva can get back into this match and keep up offense like that, Ronan might be leaving Midsummer Massacre empty handed.

James Peters: Ronan gets back to his feet, and after looking over at the referee and being told that it was a two count, Ronan pulls Minerva up before lifting her up onto the top rope, and now Ronan hits Minerva with a right hand, trying to keep her knocked out for whatever it is he’s setting up for! That grin from earlier is beginning to return to Ronan Malosi’s face, and that just tells me that whatever it is he has planned is not good for Minerva at all! Ronan now beginning to make his way up top to join Minerva!

Rich Russillo: WAIT, MINERVA JUST KICKED RONAN IN THE FACE AS HE WAS ABOUT TO TRY AND CLIMB UP TOP! MINERVA HAS SOME LIFE IN HER AFTER ALL DESPITE THE CHOKESLAM BACKBREAKER AND SPINEBUSTER COMBINATION, AND NOW RONAN TRIES HITTING HER WITH A RIGHT HAND ONCE MORE, BUT MINERVA IS ABLE TO PUSH HIS ARM OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE KICKING HIM ONCE MORE! MINERVA NOW GRABBING RONAN BY BOTH ARMS, AND SHE BEGINS KICKING RONAN IN THE FACE REPEATEDLY WHILE SEATED ON THE TOP ROPE, HOLDING RONAN BY THE ARMS TO STOP HIM FROM RETALIATING!

Persephone: :oh: Wow, that’s a really creative move by Minerva! She doesn’t have much time as the referee is starting to count, though. You don’t think she’ll get counted out, will you? That’d just be terrible!

James Peters: Well I don’t think it really means much anyway as Ronan has finally managed to free his right arm- ALLOWING HIM TO CONNECT WITH THE DREAM CRUSHER!!!! THE RIGHT HOOK CONNECTS, AND IT DROPS MINERVA OFF OF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO RINGSIDE, AS RONAN DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE AFTER ALL OF THE NASTY KICKS TO THE FACE HE RECEIVED!!! That was a really smart counter by Ronan as Minerva is now down and out, and after a fall like that a countout victory would be possible in any other match, but that’s not something Ronan could possibly even think about when the EAW Championship is on the line!

Rich Russillo: Ronan is taking a second to catch his breath, but finally he rolls out of the ring before making his way towards Minerva while holding his jaw. Ronan now dragging Minerva up before finally tossing her back into the ring, and at this point I think he’s wondering what it’ll take to keep the EAW World Champion down! Ronan Malosi now climbing back onto the ring apron before stepping inside of the ring-

James Peters: THE DEVIL’S TOUCH!!!!

Rich Russillo: MINERVA JUST HIT RONAN WITH THE DEVIL’S TOUCH JUST AS RONAN WAS ENTERING THE RING!!!! MINERVA DROPS BACK DOWN ONTO THE MAT AFTER USING ALL THE STRENGTH SHE HAS RIGHT NOW FOR THAT SUPERKICK, MEANWHILE THAT KICK JUST CAUSED RONAN TO COLLAPSE INSIDE OF THE RING!! WHAT A MOVE BY MINERVA, WHO BARELY MANAGES TO PULL RONAN JUST FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM THE ROPES TO GO FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: OOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Referee: TTTTTTTWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Referee: TTTTTHHHHRRRR-

Persephone: A KICKOUT??? HOW DID RONAN MALOSI KICK OUT???? I can’t believe this!! I’m just… So happy to see that this match isn’t over yet! 😁

James Peters: Ronan Malosi survives! It took a bit of time for Minerva to get to that cover, but in the end Ronan Malosi seems to have a lot more to offer in this match, and if he gets back into this one he might honestly have a shot of proving us all wrong after all! Now it’s Minerva having to force her way back to her feet, knowing that Ronan is somehow still in this match!

Rich Russillo: Minerva pulls herself back up to her feet, and I don’t think she looks as frustrated as Ronan did every time Minerva kicked out, but that might just be because she has more time to hurt her opponent now! Minerva is dragging Ronan towards the corner once more, except instead of pushing him into the turnbuckles she’s leaving him laid out! Minerva now, GOING FOR HE-

James Peters: RONAN JUST HELD ONTO MINERVA’S LEG BEFORE SHE COULD GO FOR THE ARABIAN PRESS MOONSAULT!!! MINERVA CALLS THAT HELL’S BELLS, BUT JUST NOW SHE COULDN’T EVEN ATTEMPT TO DELIVER THE MOVE THANKS TO RONAN DESPERATELY GRABBING ONTO HER! Minerva starts kicking away at Ronan and it really doesn’t take long for him to drop back onto the mat after the superkick he was just hit with! Ronan is exhausted and that last resort didn’t do much but delay the inevitable! MINERVA GOES FOR HELL’S BELLS ONCE MORE!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT IT DOESN’T CONNECT!!! RONAN AVOIDS IT!!!!!

James Peters: MINERVA SAW IT COMING THOUGH, AND SHE MANAGED TO LAND INSTEAD OF CRASHING ONTO THE MAT!!! MINERVA NOW LOOKING TO HIT RONAN WITH THE DEVIL’S TOUCH ONCE MORE JUST AS HE SITS UP-

Rich Russillo: BUT RONAN QUICKLY DUCKS DOWN AND ROLLS OUT ONTO THE RING APRON!!!! That was close on the part of both Elitists! Minerva went for that moonsault for a second time and it seems like she did so knowing that Ronan would counter it! Just seconds later Ronan nearly got hit with the same kick that nearly got Minerva a three count, but Ronan was just able to roll out onto the ring apron! Minerva just looks at Ronan as Ronan slowly begins to pull himself up!

Persephone: Minerva just ran towards Ronan before swinging at him, but Ronan actually managed to avoid the punch- not that it’s any surprise of course, since he’s so talented 😅! Minerva just went for a knee to the midsection but Ronan was able to catch it, AND NOW RONAN SWINGS AT MINERVA BUT MINERVA DUCKS UNDER HIS STRIKE BEFORE TURNING AROUND AND HITTING A DISCUS ELBOW! This is so exciting 😆!

James Peters: Minerva sweeps the legs, pulling Ronan down into a seated position on the ring apron! Minerva now running the ropes, BEFORE HITTING RONAN WITH A DROPKICK TO THE FACE!!! WHAT A MOVE BY THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION, WHO QUICKLY PULLS RONAN INTO THE RING BEFORE HE COULD SLIDE OFF OF THE APRON!! Minerva hasn’t gone for the cover, and it looks like she’s instead looking for another move to possibly put this match away!

Rich Russillo: Minerva starts to pull Ronan into a front facelock before hooking his arm over her neck, AND I THINK MINERVA IS TRYING TO SET UP FOR ATLAS FALLS!!! MINERVA HAS USED THIS MOVE ON MANY ELITISTS LARGER THAN HER IN THE PAST, BUT I DON’T THINK SHE’S FULLY RECOVERED FROM THE DAMAGE SHE’S TAKEN IN THIS MATCH YET, AS RONAN IS ABLE TO PULL HIS WEIGHT DOWN AND INSTEAD LIFT MINERVA UP!

James Peters: MINERVA MANAGED TO DROP DOWN BEHIND RONAN THOUGH, AND SHE KICKS HIS LEG OUT FROM BEHIND!!! Atlas Falls didn’t work
right now but Minerva still has many other options, AND RIGHT NOW SHE’S LOOKING TO USE ONE OF THEM AS SHE RUNS THE ROPES, LOOKING FOR THE SCISSOR KICK!!

Rich Russillo: RONAN CATCHES MINERVA!!! JUST AS MINERVA JUMPED FOR THE SCISSOR KICK RONAN CAUGHT HER AND STOOD UP, AND BEFORE MINERVA EVEN GETS THE CHANCE TO REACT RONAN DROPS HER WITH A POWERBOMB!!!! RONAN DROPS DOWN ONTO THE MAT, BEFORE PULLING HIMSELF OVER MINERVA FOR THE COVER, TO WIN THE EAW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

Referee: OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Referee: TTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Referee: TTTTHHHHRREE-

Persephone: NOW MINERVA KICKED OUT???? I think I’m gonna cry. Cry tears of joy of course. 🥲

Ronan Malosi: (off-mic) WHAT?? THAT WAS THREE! YOU KNOW THAT WAS THREE, WHERE’S MY CHAMPIONSHIP???

Referee: (off-mic) :whoa: It was two!

James Peters: Ronan at this point can’t do anything but slam his fists onto the mat, clearly frustrated that the powerbomb didn’t get him the three count! I can’t exactly blame Ronan for his anger either after some of the moves he’s delivered in this match, but can we really be that surprised? We’ve already mentioned the fact that Minerva has gone through a lot to make it where she is in her career right now. Tonight she’s once again enduring whatever her opponent has to offer all for the EAW Championship, and Ronan doesn’t like that one bit!

Rich Russillo: I don’t think anyone would like being in Ronan’s shoes, but right now Ronan has more to worry about, as Minerva is trying to get back up. Of course, she doesn’t make it too far before Ronan is able to grab her and drag her up himself, but she still had life left in her, AND RONAN NOW ATTEMPTS TO KNOCK IT OUT OF HER AS HE HITS HER WITH AN ELBOW SMASH, NEARLY DROPPING MINERVA BACK DOWN ONTO THE MAT! Minerva is somehow still standing, AND NOW RONAN HITS ANOTHER FOREARM, CAUSING MINERVA TO STUMBLE BACK INTO THE ROPES!! Minerva manages to grab onto the ropes, AND NOW RONAN MALOSI CHARGES TOWARDS THE CHAMPION!!

James Peters: MINERVA HITS RONAN WITH A RIGHT HAND!! Ronan Malosi starts to stumble, BUT RONAN RESPONDS WITH ONE OF HIS OWN! NOW MINERVA HITS A FOREARM, AND RONAN ATTEMPTS ANOTHER FOREARM BUT MINERVA BLOCKS IT, BEFORE HITTING ANOTHER FOREARM! AND NOW ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! MINERVA MIGHT’VE HAD A RUSH OF ADRENALINE WITH THIS BURST OF ENERGY AS RONAN MALOSI NOW IS IN TROUBLE GETTING HIT WITH FOREARM AFTER FOREARM FROM THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION! WE ARE FAR TOO LATE INTO THIS MATCH FOR THESE ELITISTS TO TAKE ATTACKS LIKE THIS, RONAN IS STRUGGLING TO EVEN STAND- BUT HE SWINGS AT MINERVA WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT!

Rich Russillo: THE ATTEMPT FAILED THOUGH, AS MINERVA DUCKED UNDER IT BEFORE KICKING RONAN IN THE MIDSECTION!!! MINERVA NOW GRABBING RONAN, AND SHE THROWS HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!!! This match seems to have slowly broken out into a fight as both Elitists have been unable to get in the big moves we’ve been seeing earlier, but right now Minerva is still looking to capitalize as Ronan Malosi finally pulls himself out from in between the turnbuckles before turning around- AND NOW MINERVA CHARGES IN, RUNNING RIGHT TOWARDS RONAN!

Persephone: Minerva tried attacking, but Ronan Malosi had it scouted and stopped Minerva by popping her up, throwing her back into the middle of the ring!

James Peters: RONAN MALOSI BURSTS OUT OF THE CORNER NOW AS HE LOOKS FOR A LARIAT, BUT MINERVA DUCKS UNDER IT BEFORE RUNNING RIGHT INTO THE ROPES- WAIT A SECOND!!!!

Rich Russillo: MINERVA JUMPS UP ONTO THE ROPES, LOOKING FOR A MODIFIED VERSION OF HELLS BELL’S AS SHE LOOKS FOR THE MOONSAULT ON A STANDING RONAN MALOSI-

James Peters: :krabs: RONAN CAUGHT MINERVA!!! RONAN CAUGHT MINERVA AS SHE WAS LOOKING FOR THAT MOONSAULT, AND NOW WHAT’S RONAN DOING?? HE HAS HER ON HIS SHOULDER BUT HE TWISTS HER INTO HIS OTHER ARM BEFORE- OH MY GOD!!!

Rich Russillo: DEATH-RO!!!! RONAN HITS MINERVA WITH DEATH-RO, AND NOW RONAN DROPS DOWN ONTO THE MAT RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER, ONLY NOW’S NOT THE TIME FOR RONAN TO SIT THERE! RONAN NEEDS TO GET TO THE COVER, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S DOING THAT RIGHT NOW AS HE SLOWLY TURNS OVER, HOOKING MINERVA’S LEG FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Referee: TTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Referee: TTTTTTHHHHRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

James Peters: WHAT????? MINERVA GOT THE SHOULDER UP!!????? MINERVA IS STILL IN THIS MATCH!!! MINERVA SURVIVES THE DEATH-RO AND THIS MATCH IS STILL ON!!!

Ronan Malosi: …..

Persephone: Of course she did. Of course Minerva kicked out.. Like the amazing talent she is.. So happy that this match is still going.. 🙃

Ronan Malosi: (off-mic) That was three. That had to be three!

Rich Russillo: Ronan Malosi just can’t believe his eyes. He can’t believe that he’s not the EAW World Champion right now, but none of his arguing with the official is going to change anything. Minerva is still in this match. Minerva is the EAW World Champion right now, and Ronan is going to have to somehow push himself even further if he wants to put Minerva down for the count!

James Peters: Ronan Malosi slowly pulls himself back up to his feet, and I think at this point even he knows that he is running out of options! It’s not like that was any move Minerva kicked out of, that was the move that got Ronan most of his victories in EAW! Ronan Malosi is furious at this point, but he can hardly even show that after all the damage he’s taken! Ronan slowly makes his way towards Minerva, and I just have to wonder, does he actually even have a plan?

Persephone: I don’t know, but this has been a very thrilling match so far, so I’m sure Ronan’s next decision will be just as entertaining. 😇

Rich Russillo: Ronan slowly drops down onto the mat next to Minerva and… Wait… Ronan grabs her by the arm- AND NOW I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HE MIGHT BE TRYING TO SET UP FOR!!! RONAN IS TRYING TO SET UP FOR RED INK, BUT MINERVA WAS GIVEN TIME TO RECOVER JUST ENOUGH TO START SQUIRMING AND TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF RONAN’S GRASP BEFORE HE COULD APPLY THE SUBMISSION! IF RONAN LOCKS IN THE RED INK THIS MIGHT BE IT, EVEN FOR SOMEONE LIKE MINERVA!

James Peters: MINERVA SLAMS THE BACK OF HER HEAD BACK, RIGHT INTO RONAN’S NOSE!!! RONAN IMMEDIATELY FALLS BACK, AND I THINK RONAN MIGHT’VE GOTTEN LUCKY THERE AS IT LOOKS LIKE NO BLOOD IS COMING OUT, BECAUSE THAT WAS A REALLY HARD HEADBUTT! Minerva now rolling towards the ropes, using them to try to get back up, but Ronan is able to shake off the pain before reapproaching Minerva! Ronan now, LOOKING FOR A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE AS MINERVA GETS BACK UP-

Rich Russillo: BUT MINERVA AVOIDS IT BEFORE QUICKLY WRAPPING HER ARM AROUND RONAN’S THROAT AND PULLING HIS HEAD BACK! TWILIGHT!!!!! TWILIGHT CONNECTS ON RONAN MALOSI, AND NOW ONCE AGAIN BOTH ELITISTS ARE DOWN!!!

Persephone: :lupe: You don’t think the match is gonna be called off now that they’re both down, do you?

James Peters: :skip: Why do you keep asking? You want that to happen don’t you?

Persephone: :whoa: Of course not! I’m just concerned for their well-being.

James Peters: Well regardless, Minerva has already made it back up to her knees, and she crawls over towards Ronan BEFORE BEGINNING TO PUNCH AWAY AT HER CHALLENGER!!! This might just be all Minerva has left right now, as she just continues to punch at Ronan Malosi, who’s honestly struggling to even block up anymore! Minerva slowly pulls herself back up to her feet, AND SHE BEGINS TO JUST STOMP ON RONAN’S FACE OVER AND OVER, POSSIBLY TRYING TO KNOCK RONAN OUT COMPLETELY!

Rich Russillo: Ronan Malosi is able to roll over towards the ropes, grabbing onto them to slowly help try and pull himself up after all of the damage he’s taken, BUT NOW MINERVA RUNS THE ROPES BEFORE GOING FOR A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD-

James Peters: NO! RONAN JUST BARELY AVOIDS IT AS HE QUICKLY BACKS UP INTO THE CORNER! Minerva nearly connected with a huge knee strike to keep Ronan down but Ronan was just barely able to pull himself out of harms way! Minerva now rushing towards the corner, BUT RONAN KICKS MINERVA IN THE MIDSECTION, BEFORE GRABBING HER AND SLAMMING HER FACE FIRST ONTO THE TURNBUC- NO! MINERVA STOPS HERSELF WITH HER FOOT BEFORE HITTING RONAN WITH A BACK ELBOW! Ronan Malosi stumbles towards the middle of the ring, AND NOW MINERVA RUNS IN AND GOES FOR A-

Rich Russillo: WOAH!!! POP UP KNEE STRIKE BY RONAN MALOSI!!!! RONAN HITS MINERVA WITH A POP UP KNEE STRIKE OUT OF NOWHERE, CAUSING MINERVA TO FALL BACK INTO THE CORNER OF THE RING!!! That was an impressive counter by Ronan Malosi, who dropped down onto a knee despite being the one delivering the move! Just goes to show that Ronan is worn out, and he likely can’t take much more at this point! Then again, I don’t think Minerva is in much better shape after she was hit with the Death-Ro earlier! Ronan Malosi slowly gets back up to his feet before approaching Minerva, and I wonder what’s even on his mind at this point.

Persephone: Ronan is going over and pulling Minerva out of the corner, BUT MINERVA JUST PUNCHED RONAN IN THE JAW! Ronan stumbles back, and now Minerva pulls herself out of the corner before kneeing him in the stomach! I really don’t know how Minerva is still in this match, but I’m not complaining 😁! I’m just glad that this match is still going!

James Peters: Well it might not be for long, AS RONAN IS DROPPED TO A KNEE AFTER ANOTHER KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION! MINERVA CONTINUES TO ATTACK WITH PUNCHES AND ELBOWS KNOWING THE SIZE DIFFERENCE AND THE FACT THAT SHE’S EXHAUSTED- BUT WAIT A SECOND! LOOK AT RONAN!!!

Rich Russillo: RONAN MALOSI SCOOPS MINERVA UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!!! MINERVA IS IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW! SHE’S TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF RONAN’S GRASP, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW!!! MALOSI MAELSTROM!!!!

James Peters: NO!!! MINERVA COUNTERED THAT F10 INTO A DDT, SPIKING RONAN’S HEAD ONTO THE MAT!!!! MINERVA SLOWLY STARTS PULLING HERSELF BACK UP, BUT WHAT COULD SHE HAVE LEFT??? It feels like these two have thrown everything at each other!

Rich Russillo: Minerva has finally made it back up to her feet, and she is slowly starting to drag Ronan back up! Minerva could have gone for the cover, but throughout this match she’s been far less desperate to go for these pinfalls than Ronan’s been. That just tells me that Minerva already has something else in mind, and that whatever it is will have an even better chance of putting this match away! Minerva now slowly dragging Ronan up and pulling him into a front facelock, and I think I know what she is setting up for!

Persephone: WELL WHATEVER IT WAS, RONAN DIDN’T LET IT HAPPEN!!! AS SOON AS MINERVA HOOKED HER ARM OVER RONAN’S NECK, RONAN RAN INTO THE CORNER, SENDING MINERVA BACK FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!! RONAN NOW WITH A SHOULDER THRUST, RIGHT INTO MINERVA’S STOMACH!!! Wow, that was really out of nowhere. I thought he was down and out, but Ronan really doesn’t want to lose this match, which is a good thing of course! Everyone should do their best and try to win and whatever!

James Peters: This is the biggest opportunity of Ronan’s career, of course he doesn’t want to lose! Ronan Malosi has lifted Minerva up onto the top rope, but this time Ronan immediately climbs up with her, and thanks to Minerva, Ronan already has her set up for the suplex position! Ronan Malosi now with a punch to the midsection, trying to make sure Minerva is unable to fight back! Seeing how late we are into this match, this might very well be all Ronan needs in order to put this one away, and with his height this would be a very painful fall for Minerva! RONAN MALOSI LIFTS MINERVA OFF OF THE TOP ROPE, LOOKING FOR THE SUPERPLEX TO PUT THIS MATCH AWAY!!

Rich Russillo: WAIT A SECOND!!! OH MY GOD!!!!

James Peters: RONAN LIFTED MINERVA UP FOR THE SUPERPLEX, BUT MINERVA WAS ABLE TO TWIST RONAN AROUND IN A TORNADO DDT MOTION BEFORE LANDING ON HER FEET, LIFTING RONAN UP, AND DROPPING HIM WITH ATLAS FALLS!!!!! A TORNADO VERSION OF THE ATLAS FALLS BRAINBUSTER!!! RONAN MALOSI WAS JUST DROPPED ON HIS HEAD ONCE AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH THE MOVE MINERVA’S BEEN UNABLE TO HIT THROUGHOUT THIS MATCH!!! MINERVA NOW WITH THE COVER AS SHE HOOKS THE LEG, LOOKING TO RETAIN HER EAW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

Referee: OOOOOOONNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Referee: TTTTTWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Referee: TTTTHHHHRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…. AAANNDDD STTIIIILLLLLL THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION…. MIIIIIIINNEERRRRVVVVAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

James Peters: MINERVA WINS HER FIRST EAW CHAMPIONSHIP DEFENSE!!! What a match that was by these two! Neither Elitist was willing to stay down, and with that size difference Minerva really had to get creative at times in order to take Ronan down! Ronan on the other hand used a lot of really powerful moves, but Minerva was able to keep getting back up!

Rich Russillo: Just goes to show what Minerva is willing to go through in order to retain her EAW Championship! In the end Ronan really was overconfident after all, and Minerva was the better competitor! Minerva won’t be an easy woman to dethrone at all, and if tonight showed me anything, it’s that this Championship reign might just be lasting a very long time!

Persephone: Yep. Great match! So entertaining, very glad that I watched the entire thing instead of falling asleep! Who needs sleep anyways? Minerva and Ronan just had a great match! 😄

James Peters: Congratulations to Minerva for a successful EAW World Championship defense!

(As ‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ hits, Minerva rolls off of Ronan Malosi. The crowd has exploded into cheers once more, and slowly Minerva makes it back to her feet, taking a moment to catch her breath following her first free-per-view match, and first free-per-view victory of the season. Minerva’s handed her EAW World Championship before having her hand raised by the referee, and afterwards, Minerva just raises her EAW World Championship in victory as Ronan Malosi remains laid out inside of the ring. As Minerva celebrates her victory, Midsummer Massacre fades away from ringside.)

(The show fades to a promotional ad for the upcoming game EAW 2k23, releasing late 2022. At the end of the advertisement, the first promotional image for the game would be released, revealing the cover star of this year’s game.)

(Midsummer Massacre comes back as the next match graphic flashes across the screen.)

(The camera cuts to Stephie Love in the ring.)

Stephie Love: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR… ONE FALL!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Stephie Love: AND IS FOR THE UNDISPUTED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP!

(‘O Fortuna’ by Carl Orff kicks in, garnering a mixed reaction, some in the favor of Andre Walkers, others in the favor of Madison Kaline, who poses on the stage area as pyro goes off before marching down to the ring, confident in her chances, yet also focused.)

Stephie Love: Introducing first! Hailing out of Tampa Bay, Florida, weighing in at 120 pounds…SHE IS THE MISTRESS OF DEATH…MADISON KALINE!!

Stew-O: There is a big fight feel in the arena tonight as Madison Kaline makes her way down to the ring.

Jake Mercer: Yeah, it’s a big fight, and one that Madison will inevitably win. She ran through Limmy, she ran through Amir, she ran through Viz, and she can certainly run through Andre.

Stew-O: I’m not doubting her credentials-

Jake Mercer: You can’t double her credentials! Former Vixen’s-

Flannery McCoy: :wow: We know…

Jake Mercer: Well, put some respect on her name then! Tonight, Andre Walker goes down!

(‘O Fortuna’ gets cut off with ‘Leaving Caladan’ by Hans Zimmer, which plays out Andre Walker, who’s flanked by Albert Hitchman. Andre looks around, surveying the scene before Albert hands him both the Interwire and World Heavyweight Championship which he raises high in the air. Albert takes his leave to the backstage area while Andre begins his walk down to the ring.)

Stephie Love: And her opponent! Residing out The Isle of Samoa, weighing in at 245 pounds, accompanied to the ring by Albert Hitchman…HE IS THE UNDISPUTED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT INTERWIRE CHAMPION…THE KAISER…ANDRE WALKER!!!

Jake Mercer: Here comes Mr. Overrated. 🥱

Flannery McCoy: Oh, will you stop it? Andre Walker is far from it, the man has walked the walk, and talked the talk.

Jake Mercer: After what he did to Viz??? Absolutely unforgivable. He deserves the worst that comes to him tonight.

Stew-O: Many people can look at a match, and say the champ’s in danger, but besides Jake, many fans have had uncertainty about that.

Flannery McCoy: Right now, we don’t know who, and can stop Andre Walker definitively. The dude is on a roll, and shows no signs of stopping. But with Madison, you’ve seen the work she’s put into this week. She’s ready to be that name who puts an end to Walker.

(‘Leaving Caladan’ by Hans Zimmer fades out in the background as Andre hands his titles off to the ref, who raises them high in the air before handing them off to a stagehand, and signaling for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stew-O: The bell has rung and this match is officially underway, and the pressure is immediately beginning to set in for both of these competitors. Madison Kaline is stepping into the ring having to fight against history itself in the main event of the very first Free-Per-View of Season 16, in a match that could be looked at as one of the biggest in her decorated career. Then on the other side of the ring we have Andre Walker, who looks to start his aforementioned record-breaking double Championship reign with a bang by laying waste to yet another Hall of Famer in his path. Both Elitists collide and only ONE will come out as your EAW Undisputed World Heavyweight Interwire Championship.

Flannery McCoy: AND THE CHALLENGER DOESN’T LOOK TO WASTE ANY TIME! MADISON SHOOTS OUT OF HER CORNER AND SPRINTS TOWARDS ANDRE CONNECTING WITH A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE TO THE JAW! This drops Andre down to a knee, taken aback by the attack while Madison turns and runs to the ropes behind him… BEFORE GRABBING HIM BY THE HAIR AND SLAMMING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! This is not the start that Andre anticipated right now, and I don’t expect things to go his way anytime soon with the pace that this one is going. Madison turns around and runs to the ropes again, meanwhile, Andre is up on all fours trying to get back up to his feet… ONLY FOR MADISON TO CONNECT WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD THIS TIME TO TAKE HIM DOWN!

(Madison connects with the maneuver and looks to grab a hold of Andre, but before she can… Andre rolls out of the ring.)

Jake Mercer: This is not a means of cowardice or fear from ‘The Kaiser’, but rather a moment to regroup and breathe. Andre was for sure taken aback by the 100-mile-per-hour start that Madison had, and got himself out of there before he could get himself into any more trouble. While all that is happening Madison inside the ring is yelling at Andre to get back in, it’s clear that she’s at the top of her game right now and with her foot on the gas pedal has zero intentions of stopping. The referee looks to start a count while Madison says screw it and looks to leave the ring to keep the assault going-

Stew-O: BUT BEFORE SHE CAN ANDRE SNATCHES THE LEGS AND YANKS HER RIGHT OUT OF THE RING! Madison lands on the ring mat with a hard thud while Andre grabs his head and tugs her back up to her feet, THROWING HER RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! Andre waited for the right moment to strike and it presented itself right there. He now looks to take this fight back to an enclosed space, grabbing Madison again and rolling her back into the ring before following closely behind.

Flannery McCoy: Madison is staggering back up to her feet, shaken by the response of Andre but clearly looking to retaliate in some way. She turns around, only to be met by Andre who connects with an uppercut palm strike to the chin! That leaves her reeling as she backs up against the ropes… REBOUNDING OFF OF THEM BEFORE GOING FOR A CLOTHESLINE- But Andre manages to duck under that just in time! Andre attempts to follow up with that, ONLY FOR MADISON TO SWING AROUND AND TRANSITION CONNECTING WITH A SPIN KICK TO THE ABDOMEN! Andre stumbles back while clutching at his abdomen, ALLOWING MADISON TO STEP FORWARD AND CONNECT WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE HEAD WHICH TAKES HIM DOWN TO A KNEELING POSITION! Madison isn’t done though as she steps back once again, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ONE MORE WHICH COMPLETELY KNOCKS DOWN THE CHAMPION!

Jake Mercer: Madison has held her own so far and that’s definitely going to be something that she needs to maintain as this match goes on if she wants to walk out of Brazil as the new Undisputed World Heavyweight Interwire Champion. Madison turns and once again runs to the ropes… LEAPING OFF OF THEM AND GOING FOR A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT TO CRUSH ANDRE BENEATH HER- But before that can connect it’s Andre that manages to roll out of the way of that! Madison takes a rough landing but instantly begins to get back up realizing the situation she’s in, GOING FOR A BOOT TO THE FACE IN AN ACT OF DESPERATION BEFORE ANDRE CAN RESPOND- BUT SHE’S TOO LATE AS ANDRE SIDESTEPS BEFORE POPPING HER UP OFF THE GROUND AND DRIVING HER THROUGH THE CANVAS WITH A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! ANDRE HOLDS POSITION AND PINS HER SHOULDERS DOWN TO THE MAT FOR A QUICK PIN!

OOONNNEEE!!!

Stew-O: BUT MADISON GETS THE SHOULDER UP BEFORE TWO! Andre testing the waters but he KNOWS that it’s going to take a whole lot more to keep someone like Madison Kaline down. He gets back up to his feet and grabs Madison by the head bringing her back up as well, before pulling her in and connecting with another uppercut palm strike! Madison is left reeling for a moment, but immediately responds with a stiff forearm to the face! The Hall of Famer isn’t going down silently, but the same can be said for Andre who steps forward and connects with an elbow strike this time! Madison attempts a strike, but before that can connect Andre connects with another elbow to the face! Andre then pushes Madison up against the ropes before sending her towards the opposite side of the ring with an Irish whip…

Flannery McCoy: BUT MADISON USES THE MOMENTUM TO LEAP INTO THE AIR AND CONNECT WITH A SINGLE-LEG DROPKICK TO THE FACE WHICH DROPS ANDRE DOWN TO THE MAT! Madison now turns around and begins to make her way up to the top rope, looking to keep a high octane speed and especially the advantage while Andre is down on the mat. Madison now positions herself while Andre hasn’t moved a muscle on the ground, LEAPING OFF OF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND GOING FOR A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE CHEST OF ANDRE-

Jake Mercer: BUT ANDRE WAS PLAYING POSSUM! HE MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME!

(Madison lands awkwardly on her feet and stumbles down to the mat. She clutches at her left knee and scrunches her face in pain, but puffs a breath before pushing herself back up to her feet and refocusing on her opponent.)

Stew-O: Well that definitely didn’t look good. :lupe: BUT I DON’T THINK ANDRE CARES MUCH ABOUT IT! HE GOES UNDER AND SCOOPS UP THE RIGHT LEG OF MADISON BEFORE SWIFTLY EXECUTING A DRAGON SCREW! We know just how brutal and vicious Andre can be in these types of situations, and now he’s seen a target and will not waste any time executing. Madison is clutching her leg and rolling around on the mat and you can see that this is not a good situation to be in right now. Any more damage to that leg and that will not do her any good as this match goes on. ANDRE KNOWS THAT TOO AS HE GRABS THE LEG AGAIN BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A KNEE DROP ONTO IT! THAT CRY OF PAIN THAT MADISON JUST LET OUT!

Flannery McCoy: No amount of training or preparation will get you ready for when you have to fight with an injury, we’ve seen this happen countless times before in the past and nine out of ten times that spells an Elitist’s undoing in matches like these. Madison is going to have to find a way to fight this uphill battle or the ever-so relentless Andre Walker is going to continue to pick her apart the way that he’s doing right now. Andre grabs Madison by the hand and tugs her back up to her feet, BEFORE WRAPPING HIS ARMS AROUND HIS WAIST AND ABSOLUTELY LAUNCHING HER INTO A QUICK BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX! Madison takes a hard tumble to the ground but immediately clutches onto the ropes, using them as a crutch to get herself back up. She’s not down just yet and Andre realizes it, RUNNING FORWARD AND LOOKING TO KNOCK HER OUT OF THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE-

Jake Mercer: BUT MADISON PULLS THE ROPES DOWN SENDING ANDRE OVER THE TOP INSTEAD! Andre stumbles down to the ring mat but manages to keep himself up as he climbs onto the apron, ONLY FOR MADISON TO RUN TO HER RIGHT AND LEAP OFF THE ROPES CONNECTING WITH A TRIANGLE DROPKICK WHICH SENDS ANDRE FLYING OFF THE APRON UPON IMPACT! Andre is taken down but quickly gets back up as this time he tries to slide into the ring- BUT MADISON CONNECTS WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE THIS TIME WHICH KEEPS ANDRE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!

Stew-O: Madison gaining a second wind and managing to keep Andre at bay, but once again you can see her heavily relying on that right leg. She can continue to pull out these big moves but it’s only a matter of time before it hurts her more than Andre. The referee begins to start a count while a frustrated Andre stands on the outside, but he doesn’t let that happen as he jumps up onto the apron. AS SOON AS HE DOES THOUGH MADISON RUNS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A SHOULDER THRUST TO THE ABDOMEN!

Flannery McCoy: NOT! Andre manages to move out of the way of that, BEFORE BOOTING HER AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! Madison is left draped over the middle rope before Andre pushes her back inside the ring and enters in himself. Madison tries to get back up to her feet while Andre runs the ropes and back… LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND GOING FOR A ‘KAISER’S TOUCH’! SUPERMAN PUNCH ATTEMPT TO MADISON!

Jake Mercer: BUT MADISON DUCKS UNDER THAT BEFORE ROLLING ANDRE UP INTO A SCHOOLBOY PIN ATTEMPT!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Stew-O: BUT ANDRE KICKS OUT!

Flannery McCoy: AND AS SOON AS HE GETS UP HE’S MET WITH THE ‘M.O.D.’! THE LEG DROP BULLDOG BY MADISON KALINE CONNECTS ON ANDRE OUT OF NOWHERE TAKING HIM BACK DOWN TO THE MAT! MADISON WASTES NO TIME TURNING ANDRE ONTO HIS BACK AND ONCE AGAIN PINNING HIS SHOULDERS TO THE MAT! COULD THIS BE ENOUGH TO FINISH THIS MATCH HERE TONIGHT???

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRRRR-

Jake Mercer: BUT ANDRE SHOOTS THE SHOULDER UP! He’s not done just yet and you can see the look of pure exhaustion on the face of Madison as a result. Andre has been absolutely dominant this past year and has shown that he is not a competitor to sleep on, something like that just begs the question of what in the world is Madison Kaline going to have to do to keep someone like him down.

Stew-O: We know that just as much as Andre Madison has some killer instinct. She hasn’t gotten to this spot in her career for no reason and is willing to do anything to make sure that she undisputedly gets her way. Facing off against Andre sure might’ve had some pressure at first, but she knows that’s what she signed up for. Her determination tells all right now and you can tell that she is more than willing to push through the rest of this match despite the immense pain that she has to be in right now after what Andre has put her through.

Flannery McCoy: Madison is once again using the ropes to get herself back up, and right now she has a little more time than she usually does seeing Andre is down fully on the mat. She needed this, she needed a chance to recuperate and recover and that’s exactly what she’s getting right now. But that might not be for long though as Andre is beginning to shake off the effects of Madison’s big move and slowly rise back up to his feet. That’s something that you’re going to have to come to expect, the sheer willpower of’ The Kaiser’ is absolutely insane and even your best might not be enough to keep him down. But that doesn’t mean Madison isn’t going to try either as she turns around and runs to the ropes… BEFORE GRABBING HIM WHILE HE’S ON A KNEE AND LAUNCHING INTO THE AIR LOOKING TO PLANT HIS FACE BACK DOWN WITH A BULLDOG ATTEMPT!

Jake Mercer: BUT ANDRE IS ONE STEP AHEAD! HE MANAGES TO CATCH MADISON IN THE ACT AND SCOOP HER OFF OF HER FEET BEFORE ABSOLUTELY DROPPING HER WITH A SAMOAN DROP! Madison is taken down to the ground and Andre is leveled as well, but if there’s one thing we can say for certain is that right then and there Andre saved himself from further harm. But at the same time, this isn’t a good position for Madison right about now. now as this leaves her open for anything that Andre might have up his sleeve. Andre quickly rolls over and mounts on top of her, and now begins to rain down a flurry of right hands towards her face! Madison is left trying to bring up her arms and block them but it’s clear that the assault is beginning to overwhelm her right about now!

Stew-O: Andre finally relents and gets off of Madison before taking a step back, and now beginning to wait for her to get back up to her feet. He knows that he has Madison right where he wants him and is going to have to make whatever moves he has next super carefully if he wants to make it by in this match. Andre making his way towards Madison, only for Madison to step back and connect with a back elbow to the bridge of the nose! That halts Andre momentarily while Madison spins around, AND LEAPS INTO THE AIR GOING FOR AN ENZUIGIRI TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD- BUT ANDRE MANAGES TO DUCK UNDER! Madison lands flat on her stomach but quickly gets back up to her feet, OH! BUT ANDRE WITH A BOOT TO THE BACK OF HER RIGHT KNEE SENDS MADISON CRUMBLING BACK DOWN TO THE MAT!

Flannery McCoy: When in doubt go back to basics, and it was sure effective because look at the pain written all over Madison’s face after that one. Despite that though she pushes herself back up to her feet the best she can, but I don’t think she sees Andre rushing past her and making a beeline toward the ropes… BUT MADISON LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTS WITH A HIGH KNEE STRIKE TO THE HEAD WHICH LEAVES ANDRE STUNNED AT THE CENTER OF THE RING! Even through all of that she still manages to mount a comeback but the pain that must be surging through that leg of hers right now is just insane. Madison begins to make her way up to the top rope now while Andre is down on a knee, waiting for the right time and the right place to unleash another wave of offense coming his way. Andre gets back up to his feet and focuses on Madison before Madison sets herself up…

Jake Mercer: WAIT! BEFORE MADISON CAN LAUNCH OFF! ‘KAISER’S TOUCH’! ANDRE RUNS FORWARD AND LEAPS INTO THE AIR NAILING MADISON WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH SQUARE TO HER SKULL OFF OF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! MADISON INSTANTLY COLLAPSES OFF OF THE TOP AND DOWN TO THE CANVAS WHILE ANDRE DRAGS HER TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING AND DROPS DOWN IMMEDIATELY HOOKING THE LEGS! PIN ATTEMPT RIGHT HERE!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRRRREEE-

Stew-O: BUT ONCE AGAIN MADISON KICKS OUT! Andre immediately sits back up and you can see that look of unhappiness begin to set in once again. By the looks of things, it seems that Madison has put up more of a fight than he anticipated, and that’s a low bar to reach especially considering these past few weeks he’s shrugged her off and pushed her away as any legitimate threat. Right now though, Madison looks to be proving him wrong. Andre gets back up to his feet and begins to circle around the ring, trying to think of his next move right now in this matchup. But he doesn’t have much time though as already Madison is beginning to get back up to her feet, even after everything that she’s been through in this matchup so far! Andre makes his way towards her, clutching at her head and nailing her with a forearm strike!

Flannery McCoy: But Madison responds with a punch to the abdomen! That stuns Andre momentarily and leaves him stumbling backward which gives Madison the opportunity to get back up to her feet, WHILE ANDRE RUNS FORWARD AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE TO THE HEAD- But Madison manages to duck under that! Madison turns around, GOING UNDER AND CONNECTING WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE KNEES TO SEND ANDRE DOWN TO A KNEELING POSITION! Madison from there turns around and runs towards the ropes and back… JUMPING ONTO ANDRE’S SHOULDERS AND SWINGING HERSELF AROUND PLANTING HIM WITH A BEAUTIFUL HURRICANRANA!

Jake Mercer: Don’t count Madison out for a second because just when you think she’s through she will always come back with some more firepower. Andre trying to get back up to his feet, BUT MADISON GRABS A HOLD OF THE ROPES AND LEAPS OFF OF THEM CONNECTING WITH THE SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT THAT SHE ATTEMPTED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MATCH BUT FAILED TO CONNECT WITH! Madison limps her way over to Andre before grabbing him by the head and bringing him back up to his feet, she then grabs him by the arm and sends him into an Irish whip towards the ropes- But that doesn’t happen as Andre manages to drop his weight and instead send Madison into an Irish whip of his own- ONLY FOR MADISON TO GET PULLED IN AND NAIL ANDRE WITH A FOREARM TO THE FACE! FOLLOWED BY MULTIPLE MORE ABSOLUTELY ROCKING THE CHAMP RIGHT NOW!

Stew-O: Andre is left reeling, while Madison steps forward and connects with a kick to the abdomen! That kick sends Andre backward as now he finds himself backed up against the corner, leaving Madison the perfect opportunity… TO RUN FORWARD AND LEAP INTO THE AIR CONNECTING WITH A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE TO THE HEAD- BUT ANDRE MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY OF THAT! Madison turns around, ONLY FOR ANDRE TO GRAB HER AND SPIN AROUND DROPPING HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A URANAGE! Andre then turns around and runs the ropes this time… LEAPING INTO THE AIR WITH AN ELBOW DROP!

Flannery McCoy: BUT MADISON MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY! Andre lands awkwardly on his elbow as he slams the mat in anger and pushes himself back up to his feet, ONLY TO BE MET WITH A KICK TO THE GUT BY MADISON! Andre slides down to a seated position while Madison turns around and runs the ropes once again… STEPPING FORWARD AND CONNECTING WITH A BRUTAL PENALTY KICK- BUT ANDRE SHOVES THE LEG AWAY! Madison stumbles down to a knee while Andre gets back up, GOING FOR A BOOT TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD TO TAKE HER DOWN- BUT MADISON ROLLS UNDER THAT AND CONNECTS WITH A DROP TOE HOLD THAT TAKES ‘THE KAISER’ DOWN!

Jake Mercer: Andre face plants the canvas but is quickly getting back up to her feet while Madison turns on her heels to face him. Andre is up in a kneeling position, WHILE MADISON ATTEMPTS A SHINING WIZARD TO HIS HEAD TO KNOCK HIM BACK DOWN- BUT ANDRE BRINGS HIS FOREARMS UP MANAGING TO BLOCK THE ATTACK JUST IN TIME! That’s bone colliding with bone and you know that already doesn’t feel good for the injured leg of Madison! She collapses down to the ground and grabs her leg in pain, seemingly hurt more than Andre was in that attack. But that doesn’t stop ‘The Mistress of Death’ though as she’s already beginning to rise back up to her feet, not deterred by the sudden counter courtesy of Andre Walker-

Stew-O: BUT THIS MIGHT STOP HER! ‘HUNGER ON HILLSIDE’!

Flannery McCoy: THE SPEAR CONNECTS ABSOLUTELY CUTTING THE CHALLENGER IN HALF WHERE SHE STANDS! MADISON IS DOWN AND OUT WHILE ANDRE DROPS DOWN AND PINS HER SHOULDERS TO THE MAT! PIN ATTEMPT! WILL THIS MATCH ALONG WITH MADISON’S DREAMS OF BECOMING UNDISPUTED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT INTERWIRE CHAMPION BE OVER???

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Jake Mercer: HOW THE HELL! THE REFEREE STOPS THE COUNT AND POINTS OUT THAT MADISON HAS HER LEG PROPPED UP AGAINST THE BOTTOM ROPE! MADISON FORCES THE ROPE BREAK! THIS MATCH CONTINUES AND ANDRE IS ABSOLUTELY LIVID!

(Andre is back up to his feet and he seems to be arguing with the referee. There’s no doubt that he expected this match to be over right there, but the plucky challenger continues to pull tricks out of her bag and push on in this one even after the absolute hell that Andre has put her through thus far. He clenches his fists and closes his eyes, taking a deep breath before turning around and taking a few steps backward.)

Stew-O: Andre is going to have to think on the fly about whatever he’s going to do next and even then worry about the possibility of Madison possibly getting back in this match and getting the better of him. Sooner rather than later Madison is beginning to rise up to her feet, but what she doesn’t realize is that Andre is lying in wait, ready to deliver what could possibly be the killing blow in this match. Madison stumbles upward and turns around, looking towards Andre and I don’t think she sees what’s coming right now…

Flannery McCoy: ANDRE RUNS FORWARD AND GOES FOR ONE MORE ‘HUNGER ON HILLSIDE’! A SECOND SPEAR TO FINISH THIS MATCH OFF FOR GOOD!

Jake Mercer: NOT TODAY! MADISON MANAGES TO LEAPFROG OVER IT JUST IN TIME! EVEN AFTER BEING PUT THROUGH THE WRINGER IN THIS MATCH, MADISON STILL FINDS A WAY OUT OF THE TRICKY SITUATION SHE’S IN AND KEEPS THIS MATCH GOING!

Stew-O: Andre slides down to the ground to a skidding halt, and you can tell that he’s more pissed off than surprised at this point. This continued persistence surely has to get on his nerves right now and has to question what he has to do to finish this just as Madison. Andre quickly gets back up to his feet while Madison is trying to recover. ANDRE RUNS FORWARD LOOKING TO QUICKLY TAKE HER DOWN BEFORE SHE CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE RIGHT NOW-

Flannery McCoy: BUT HE’S TOO LATE! ‘AFTERLIFE’! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL NEARLY TAKES THE HEAD OFF OF ANDRE WALKER’S SHOULDERS AND ABSOLUTELY LEVELS HIM WHERE HE STANDS! MADISON WITH HER FINISHING MANEUVER TAKES DOWN THE CHAMPION AND NOW SHE HAS THE CHANCE TO TAKE THAT TITLE AWAY FROM HIM! ANDRE IS DOWN AND MADISON WASTES NO TIME GOING FOR THE PIN! WILL THIS BE IT???

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Jake Mercer: JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU’RE SAFE! ANDRE WALKER KICKS OUT! The look on Madison Kaline’s face tells all right now, she is absolutely exhausted. This match has taken everything out of her so far and there is no doubt that Andre has pushed her to her limit. If there was one time to end this match, it was now and even then that wasn’t enough to take ‘The Kaiser’ down. You have to wonder what is going through her head right now, when is enough finally going to be enough???

Stew-O: I don’t know Jake, but if one of these Elitists really want to come out on top in this main event match then we’re sure as hell going to find out soon enough. Madison heaves herself back up to her feet and it’s a miracle that she’s even up to begin with. But nonetheless she turns her attention over to Andre and begins to bring him back up to his feet, but before she can do anything Andre throws a forearm to the face as an act of desperation! Before Andre can do anything it’s Madison that responds with a forearm back! And now the two of them are going off on one another! Absolutely teeing off! Andre! Madison! Andre! Madison! Andre! Madison-

Flannery McCoy: But Andre manages to duck under that, BEFORE GRABBING MADISON FROM BEHIND AND GOING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX- BUT MADISON WITH A SPINNING BACK ELBOW! That sends Andre back but he manages to keep himself up, BEFORE RUNNING FORWARD AND CONNECTING WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE OF MADISON TO KNOCK HER DOWN! BOTH OF THEM CRUMBLE DOWN TO THE GROUND! THIS MATCH IS AT A STANDSTILL FOLKS!

(Madison is rocked right now but quickly clutches onto the bottom rope to slowly pull himself back up to his feet. It’s clear that she wants to keep going right now but that might not be something that happens if Andre keeps going the way that he has. On the other side of the ring Andre is up on a knee clutching his head and trying to shake off all the pain that he surely has to be going through in this match. Inevitably, both of them get back up at the same time and stare bullets at one another.)

Jake Mercer: MADISON GOES FOR A KICK TO THE CHEST- But Andre manages to grab it just in time, AND NOW LOOKS TO TAKE MADISON DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A DRAGON SCREW- BUT BEFORE ANDRE CAN DO THAT IT’S MADISON THAT STEPS UP AND CONNECTS WITH AN ENZUIGIRI TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WHICH DROPS HIM DOWN TO A KNEELING POSITION! Madison then turns around and runs to the ropes… GOING FOR ANOTHER HURRICANRANA IN HOPES OF TAKING ANDRE DOWN ONCE AGAIN- BUT ANDRE MANAGES TO CATCH HER ONTO HIS SHOULDERS AND SPIN AROUND BEFORE PLANTING HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A POWERBOMB-

Stew-O: But Madison begins to rain punches down on the top of the head of Andre! Andre struggles to execute the move with the determination of Madison on display right now, and his grip weakens just enough for her to slip out of it and land on her feet on the canvas! MADISON STEPS FORWARD AND GOES FOR A SUPERKICK TO THE JAW ONCE AGAIN- BUT WAIT! ANDRE SNATCHES THE LEG AND TAKES MADISON DOWN TO THE GROUND BEFORE LOCKING IN AN ANKLE LOCK! THE ANKLE LOCK IS LOCKED IN MADISON SCREAMS IN AGONY WHILE THAT RIGHT LEG IS BEING TORN OUT OF ITS SOCKET BY THE VICE GRIP OF THE UNDISPUTED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT INTERWIRE CHAMPION RIGHT NOW! THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT A GOOD PLACE TO BE IN RIGHT NOW ESPECIALLY AFTER EVERYTHING THAT SHE’S BEEN THROUGH IN THIS MATCH UP TO THIS POINT!

Flannery McCoy: MADISON DOESN’T WANT TO TAP OUT TO THE BRUTAL SUBMISSION HOLD BUT RIGHT NOW I DON’T THINK SHE HAS MUCH OF A CHOICE! IT’S EITHER RISK PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THAT LEG OR SAVE HERSELF WHILE SHE HAS THE CHANCE HOWEVER THAT MAY BE! ANDRE HAS HER DEAD TO RIGHTS AT THE CENTER OF THE RING BUT MADISON IS DOING EVERYTHING THAT SHE CAN RIGHT NOW TO SCRATCH AND CLAW TOWARDS THE ROPES IN HOPES OF FINDING A WAY OUT OF THIS ONE! ANDRE IS TRYING HIS BEST TO HOLD HER BACK BUT RIGHT NOW MADISON CONTINUES TO FIGHT AS SHE’S FINGERTIPS AWAY…

Jake Mercer: AND REACHES IT! MADISON REACHES THE ROPES JUST IN TIME! The referee immediately makes their way over and taps Andre signaling that the rope break is forcing him to release the hold. Before they can even start counting, Andre releases the hold and takes a step back. Madison might have gotten herself out of that submission hold just in the nick of time, especially before things got any worse for her… but I could only imagine what happens now once Andre gets his hands on her once again.

Stew-O: Madison once again heavily relying on that leg as she tugs herself back up to her feet, but Andre already beat her to the punch as he’s already back up to his feet and clutching at his hand, looking ready to go while Madison turns around to face him. ANDRE RUNS FORWARD AND LEAPS INTO THE AIR GOING FOR ‘KAISER’S TOUCH’! ONE LAST ATTEMPT AT THE SUPERMAN PUNCH-

Flannery McCoy: NO WAY! MADISON LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND THE HEAD OF ANDRE BEFORE TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! SHE HAS ‘DEATH’S GRASP’ LOCKED IN! THE TRIANGLE CHOKE IS CINCHED IN AND YOU CAN SEE THE IMMEDIATE DANGER WRITTEN ALL OVER ANDRE WALKER’S FACE RIGHT NOW!

Jake Mercer: MADISON IS SQUEEZING THE LIFE OUT OF ANDRE RIGHT NOW, CHOKING HIM OUT AND FORCING HIM ONTO THE DEFENSE! BOTH OF THESE ELITISTS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES IN THIS MATCHUP, LAYING IT ALL ON THE LINE FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD! NOW WITH ANDRE IN THIS PRECARIOUS POSITION, COULD WE BE SEEING MADISON KALINE WALK OUT OF THIS MATCH AS YOUR NEW UNDISPUTED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT INTERWIRE CHAMPION???

Stew-O: ANDRE IS CLENCHING HIS HAND INTO A FIST! TRYING TO FORCE HIMSELF THROUGH THE PAIN AND REFUSE TO TAP OUT! BUT THERE WILL COME A POINT WHERE HE DOESN’T HAVE A CHOICE BECAUSE AT THE SAME TIME IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS AS WELL! ANDRE HAS FOUGHT SO LONG FOR THIS! FIGHTING THROUGH THICK AND THIN AND SO MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO BRING HIM DOWN! NOW BECOMING THE LONGEST REIGNING INTERWIRE CHAMPION AND A SIMULTANEOUS WORLD CHAMPION! NO WAY HE’S GOING TO LET THAT SLIP AWAY NOW!

Flannery McCoy: WELL IT LOOKS LIKE THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN! ANDRE IS OUT! ANDRE IS OUT! THE REFEREE IS RUSHING OVER AND CHECKING OUT ANDRE AND TRYING TO SEE IF HE’S SHOWING ANY SIGNS OF MOVEMENT BUT RIGHT NOW HE HASN’T MOVED A MUSCLE! LOOK AT THE LOOK ON MADISON’S FACE! SHE KNOWS THAT THIS MATCH IS OVER AND ALL THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IS THE REFEREE DECLARING IT TO BE OFFICIAL!

Jake Mercer: THE REFEREE RAISES ANDRE’S ARM!

OOONNNEEE!!!

Stew-O: IT DROPS! THIS IS NOT LOOKING GOOD SO FAR AS THE REFEREE LIFTS THE ARM UP FOR A SECOND TIME!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

Flannery McCoy: BUT ONCE AGAIN IT DROPS DOWN WITHOUT THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF MOVEMENT! MADISON IS YELLING AT THE REFEREE TO COUNT FASTER AND THAT’S WHAT HE’S GOING FOR! MADISON IS ONE MORE NUMBER AWAY FROM BECOMING WORLD CHAMPION! COULD WE SEE A CHANGE OF HANDS???

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

(Suddenly, Andre’s hand stays up and clenches in a fist.)

Jake Mercer: MADISON MUST’VE FORGOTTEN! SHE’S NOT FACING JUST ANYONE FOR THE UNDISPUTED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP, SHE’S FACING ANDRE WALKER FOR THE UNDISPUTED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP! ANDRE IS ALIVE! THIS MATCH GOES ON!

Stew-O: LOOK AT THE LOOK ON THE FACE OF MADISON KALINE, SHE CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT SHE’S SEEING RIGHT NOW! SHE FIRMLY BELIEVED SHE HAD THIS MATCH RIGHT IN THE PALM OF HER HAND AND NOW HERE SHE IS WITH THE TRIANGLE CHOKE SUBMISSION HOLD LOCKED IN AND THIS MATCH STILL GOING ON AS WE SPEAK! MADISON PULLS BACK ON THE HEAD OF ANDRE EVEN FURTHER, HOPING THAT SHE CAN COMBAT AGAINST THIS BURST OF ENERGY THAT ANDRE HAS RIGHT NOW! BUT EVEN SHE CAN ADMIT THAT THERE IS A LEVEL OF UNCERTAINTY THAT COMES WITH THE SUBMISSION HOLD! SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT MIGHT COME NEXT!

Flannery McCoy: BUT ANDRE DOES! HE JUST DUG HIS KNUCKLE INTO THE RIGHT LEG OF MADISON! WE KNOW THAT LEG HAS BEEN THE TARGET OF A VICIOUS ATTACK BY ‘THE KAISER’ AND NOW TONIGHT IT MIGHT VERY WELL BE HER UNDOING! MADISON IS SCREAMING IN PAIN TRYING HER BEST TO KEEP THE HOLD LOCKED IN! BUT THAT’S SOMETHING THAT’S BEYOND HER CONTROL AT THIS POINT AS HER GRIP ON THE CHAMP IS LOOSENED! ANDRE SLIPS HIS ARM OUT OF THE TRIANGLE CHOKE BEFORE GRABBING A HOLD OF MADISON! AND LOOK AT THIS IMMENSE STRENGTH AS HE LIFTS HER UP OFF THE GROUND INTO A… POWERBOMB! POWERBOMB CONNECTS DRIVING MADISON DOWN!

Jake Mercer: WAIT! HE’S NOT DONE! FALLING FOREARM TO THE FACE OF MADISON! ANDRE CONNECTS OUT OF NOWHERE WITH ‘HONOR KILLED THE SAMURAI’ AND YOU KNOW THAT ABSOLUTELY KNOCKED THE LIGHTS OUT OF MADISON KALINE RIGHT THERE! ANDRE ISN’T DONE THOUGH AS HE KEEPS A HOLD OF THE LEGS OF MADISON AND YANKS HER BACK UPWARD…

Stew-O: CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER POWERBOMB! FOLLOWED BY ONE MORE FALLING FOREARM! A SECOND ‘HONOR KILLED THE SAMURAI’ TO MADISON KALINE ABSOLUTELY DERAILS ANY SORT OF MOMENTUM THAT SHE WOULD’VE HAD! MADISON IS OUT WHILE ANDRE DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS THE LEG! GOING FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT RIGHT HERE AND NOW!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Leaving Caladan’ once again begins to play throughout the speaker system while the crowd bursts into a mix of cheers and boos in response. The camera shows Andre Walker slowly rising up to a seated position, an exasperated expression on his face while the camera goes to show Albert Hitchman jogging out and snatching a hold of the Undisputed World Heavyweight Interwire Championship from the official. He rolls in before handing both Championships to Andre, which he takes into his hands and raises into the air victoriously.)

Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, here is your winner… and STILL THE UNDISPUTED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT INTERWIRE CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!!! ‘THE KAISER’… ANDRE WALKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Wow, what a main event that we just witnessed. Two of Friday Night Dynasty’s best stepped up to the plate and went to war, pushing one another to their absolute physical limits and proving why they deserve to be the top dog on not just the red brand, but the entirety of EAW. Madison Kaline put up an absolutely amazing fight, even through injury coming close on multiple occasions to becoming the World Heavyweight Champion and Interwire Champion. But in the end, her injuries got the better of her.

Jake Mercer: And now… unfortunately… Andre Walker continues his record-breaking Interwire Championship reign and World Heavyweight Championship domination. It only begs the question, who the hell is next?

Stew-O: That’s all we have in store for you tonight folks. Thanks for watching, and on behalf of Dynasty and all the other brands, I’m Stew-O… signing out.

(The last shot seen is Andre Walker and Albert Hitchman standing on the stage, as Andre raises both Championships while an elaborate pyro display shoots out behind him. It’s the last shot seen before Midsummer Massacre completely fades to black from there.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by John Helms

Voltage 7/24/22

Most Valuable Elitist #327