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Reasonable Doubt (2018)

Judge, Jury, Executioner


“ORDER! ORDER!”

(A close up of a Judge’s gavel can be seen coming down repeatedly)

Narrator: Tonight…

(The camera shows several images of an empty courtroom with the sound of the Judge’s gavel growing louder)

Narrator: There are no innocent men or women.

(The EAW Championship, Unified Tag Team Championships, National Elite Championship, and Openweight Championship are shown upon a table, labeled as evidence)

Narrator: Everyone has committed their crimes. Everyone has broken the laws set before them. Everyone has done what was needed to survive.

(Photographs are shown – featuring Drake Jaeger interfering in the Unified Tag Team Championship Match at King of Elite, Charlie Marr costing Nobi a match against Jacob Moore, and Ares Vendetta attacking Theron Nikolas at Showdown: Kingsroad)

Narrator: Premeditated or crime of passion – it doesn’t matter. They’ve all done what they’ve had to do to succeed… To survive… And to win.

(Several clips quickly go by of Drake Jaeger and Heart Break Gal confronting one another, Heart Break Gal slapping Drake, Drake hitting Heart Break Gal with the Noble Phantasm and winning a match, and more before cutting to a close up of a determined Drake Jaeger)

Judge’s Voice: GUILTY!

(A close up is shown of the Heart Break Gal is shown with the EAW Championship on her shoulder)

Judge’s Voice: GUILTY!

(Clips are shown of Devan Dubian and Diamond Cage attacking one another on multiple occasions before cutting to a close up of a sadistic-looking Diamond Cage)

Judge’s Voice: GUILTY!

(A close up is shown of Devan Dubian with a determined look)

Judge’s Voice: GUILTY!

(The camera rapidly cuts between close ups of Ares Vendetta, Theron Nikolas, Cameron Ella Ava, David Davidson, Jack Ripley, Charlie Marr, Jacob Moore, Nobi, Tiberius Jones, Rex McAllister, and Keelan Cetinich)

Judge’s Voice: GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!

(The camera cuts to black)

Narrator: All guilty. All locked in here with one another. There are no rules here. They’ve committed their crimes and tonight they accept their fates. They determine who survives and who has the right to thrive…

(“False Flag” by Eminem and Linkin Park begins to play)

“I’mma, I’mma, I’mma be that n-n-n-nail in your coffin, saying that I softened”

(Clips of Di Consentes and The High Rollerz are shown fighting one another)

“I was ducking down to reload, so you can save your petty explanations”

(Clips are shown of Cameron Ella Ava being confronted by Keelan Cetinich)

“I don’t have the patience, before you even say it I know”

(Clips are shown of Theron Nikolas and Ares Vendetta confronting one another upon the Hell In A Cell structure)

“You let your pride or your ego, talk slick to me, no”

(Clips are shown of Tiberius Jones and Rex McAllister attacking one another)

“That is not the way I get down, and look at how you lose your composure, now let me show you exactly how the breaking point sounds”

(The clips start moving faster)

“I WANNA SEE YOU CHOKE ON THE LIES
SWALLOW UP YOUR GREED
SUFFER ALL ALONE IN YOUR MISERY”

Narrator: Beyond…

“CHOKE ON YOUR LIES”

Narrator: A…

“SWALLOW UP YOUR GREED”

Narrator: Reasonable…

“SUFFER ALL ALONE IN YOUR MISERY”

Narrator: Doubt.

(The Judge’s gavel is show slamming down for the final time before the camera cuts to black)

(After a few seconds, graphics appear, creating the Reasonable Doubt logo)

Male Voice-Over: AND NOW…. ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING AND SHOWDOWN PRESENT… REASONABLE DOUBT!

(The camera cuts to the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where the stage has been designed to look like a large Scales of Justice as blue pyro explodes on both sides of the scale, finally capping off with one final explosion in the middle of it)

Pierre: WELCOME TO REASONABLE DOUBT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!

(Smoke still remains from the pyro as the arena is filled with the roaring crowd and “False Flag” still playing in the background while the camera pans across the arena to show all the fans)

Pierre: WE ARE HERE IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA WITH A SOLD OUT CROWD!

(The camera cuts to Pierre McGuire and Deadprez at the Showdown Commentary table)

Pierre: WHAT A NIGHT THIS IS GOING TO BE! I’M PIERRE MCGUIRE ALONG WITH MY PARTNER IN CRIME, DEADPREZ!

Deadprez: Alright, stop yelling in my damn ear, Pierre – we get it! We can hear you just fine! We’re well aware who I am as well, so let’s just move on to the fact that tonight we are going to witness a historic event unlike any other! One that only the Showdown brand can bring to you!

Pierre: That’s right, and this capacity audience is more than ready for it! We’ve been waiting in anticipation for so many of the epic contests we have for you tonight as we witness another Hell In A Cell that’s sure to be for the faint of heart, we see the National Elite Championship on the line in a triple threat match, we–

Deadprez: Don’t forget that we’ve got a massive trio of Championship contests that’s going to absolutely break the Heart Break Gal and Cameron Ella Ava! They backed themselves into a corner with this as far as I’m concerned, but those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it!

Pierre: You may be right, but anything can happen, you know that as well as I do!

Deadprez: Yeah, I think I’m just gonna stick with being logical about this and say they’re both screwed, thank you very much.

Pierre: Well regardless, tonight is gonna be something you don’t want to miss and something I’m certain we’ll never forget! I can’t wait, you can’t wait, so let’s not wait any longer and get this started off with a huge Championship match! Aaron Fitzpatrick, take it away!

(The camera transitions to Aaron Fitzpatrick in the ring with a microphone in hand)

Fitzpatrick: The following contest is scheduled for ONE fall…

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Fitzpatrick: … AND IS A TAG TEAM MATCH FOR THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

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(The crowd erupts with cheers as “My Name is Human” by Highly Suspect plays all throughout the PPG Paints Arena)

Pierre: Here they come – this has been a contest I’ve been looking forward to more than any other! A rematch from King of Elite!

(Heart Break Gal – with the EAW Championship around her waist – and Cameron Ella Ava – with the Openweight Championship around her waist – make their way out to the stage in red and black matching attire before making their way towards the ring)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing first, the challengers… THEY ARE THE TEAM OF…. THE OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION, CAMERON ELLA AVA…. THE EAW CHAMPION, THE HEART BREAK GAL…. THIS IS… DI COOOOOOONNNNNNNSSSSEEEENNNNTTTTEEESSSSSS!!!….

Pierre: Both of these women – these absolutely fierce and unwavering competitors – show no fear in the face of another huge obstacle placed before them as they’ve thrown the gauntlet down and intend to right the wrong that befell them at King of Elite when they came dangerously close to walking out with two sets of gold!

Deadprez: Well they better start making smarter gambles than this, because I assure you their opponents don’t intend to let them walk out of here with literally anything! It’s all fun and games until you can’t back up all that talk!

(“I Get Money” by 50 Cent plays all throughout the arena as dollar bills begin to fall from above throughout the PPG Paints Arena)

Pierre: What on Earth?

Deadprez: Haha, look at this, Pierre!

(A close up of the dollar bills are shown, some featuring David Davidson on them and others featuring Jack Ripley on them as Deadprez holds some of them up)

Deadprez: Now this is an economy I can get behind! This is way more valuable than some dead president! Wait…

Pierre: The High Rollerz trying to make their presence known in a big way here!

(“I Get Money” fades out as “Becoming The Bull” by Atreyu plays all throughout the PPG Paints Arena while Jack Ripley and David Davidson confidently make their way out to the stage in customized black attire with custom leather jackets on and the EAW Unified Tag Team Championships around their waists)

Fitzpatrick: And their opponents!…. Making their way towards the ring…. Weighing in at a combined weight of 417 Pounds!…. THEY ARE THE REIGNING AND DEFENDING EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS…. THE TEAM OF… JACK RIPLEY…. DAVID DAVIDSON…. THEY ARE THE HIGH ROOOOOLLLLLLLLLEEEEERRRZZZZ!!!….

Deadprez: Now this is how you make an entrance, Pierre! These guys just sent a powerful message, and you know what that message is? They are MONEY! They put asses in seats! The High Rollerz have conquered an entire division and they’ve become more than just a mere tag team! They’re the most dominant duo this company has ever seen and they intend to prove it once again with another indisputable victory over Di Consentes!

Pierre: Well that’s easier said than done, they had their hands full with Di Consentes at King of Elite, and you can only imagine how determined HBG and Cameron are to win here tonight, but The High Rollerz are very determined in their own right and do indeed have something to prove. There’s no doubt about it that they are easily one of the best teams in the history of this company, but tonight they do face a big challenge!

(“Becoming The Bull” fades out as Jack Ripley and David Davidson reluctantly hand over their Unified Tag Team Championships to the Referee, who holds them up for both teams to see and for the audience to see before handing them off to a worker at ringside)

Pierre: That’s what it’s all about here. Both teams want to be the Unified Tag Team Champions more than anything, and we’re about to see which wants it more… It looks as though it’ll be Jack Ripley and Cameron Ella Ava starting things off for us as the Referee calls for the bell.

(DING! DING! DING!)

Pierre: Our opening contest is officially underway as Cameron and Ripley immediately circle the ring.. You can just imagine what’s going through the minds of all four of these competitors – the absolute war they had at King of Elite has gotta still be resonating with them… Hold on… Jack Ripley with a smirk on his face? He’s offering his head for Cameron? Is this guy for real? Is he actually so full of himself that he’d make a move like this?

Deadprez: The High Rollerz have every right to be cocky, Pierre, they’re three-time Tag Team Champions and just beat Di Consentes last month at King of Elite!

Pierre: DAVID DAVIDSON IN FROM BEHIND WITH A VICIOUS FOREARM TO THE BACK OF CAMERON’S HEAD! What kind of cheap shot was that?! HBG immediately tries to storm into the ring to get him back for it, but the Referee stops her, trying to get things under control! We saw how crazy things got last month, I’m sure he’s doing what he can to prevent that from happening again! Cameron is hurt as she struggles to get back up… Ripley no longer offering his head and casually standing over Cameron with a smirk on his face… A boot to the head of Cameron as she tries to get up! Jack Ripley is just toying with her! Another boot to the head of Cameron! Another–NO! Cameron catches the foot of Ripley this time around! Cameron with a look of determination on her face as she rises back to her feet with Ripley’s foot in her grasp! Ripley hobbling! ENZUIGIRI FROM RIPLEY!

Deadprez: Nobody’s home! Cameron lunges in for a headlock on Ripley on the canvas! Cameron applying more and more pressure with every passing second that she’s got Ripley caught in this!

Pierre: Ripley DID offer his head to her, after all!

Deadprez: Shut up, Pierre! Ripley’s fighting to get back to his feet, but Cameron absolutely refuses to let go! Ripley throws an elbow into the mid-section of Cameron as he fights to get back up! Another elbow to Cameron! HE’S UP! Cameron with an immediate side headlock takedown, grounding Ripley once again! Davidson trying to get into the ring to break it up, but the Official’s there to tell him to get back to his corner and stay there! He looks none too happy about that as Cameron starts dragging Ripley back up… She’s got him on his feet, still in this headlock as she navigates her way over to HBG in their corner! She tags HBG in!

Pierre: HBG quickly gets in the ring, her first time legal in this contest as Cameron finally breaks the headlock on Ripley… Only for HBG to pull him into a headlock of her own! HBG applying even more pressure! Ripley’s looking for the ropes to save him here! HBG with a big side headlock takedown! She’s not letting him escape this! Ripley trying to think of something here! Anything! He manages to reach his legs up and around the head of HBG! He’s got her! HBG breaks the headlock… HBG maneuvering her body, getting in front of a now sitting Ripley with his legs still around her head… HBG picking her body up off the canvas… And yanks herself out from the legs of Ripley! She’s on her feet–SHE SWINGS WITH A KICK TO RIPLEY! Nobody’s home! Ripley retreats to his team’s corner! Davidson looks more than ready to enter this match as Ripley tags him!

Deadprez: David Davidson looking as casual as they come as he enters the ring with a confident look upon his face… He and HBG stare down as he walks to the center of the ring, talking trash! He shows absolutely no fear in the face of the EAW Champion! Look at this now! Davidson’s offering to let her get a free shot in! The High Rollerz are practically giving Di Consentes offense here! HBG’s not taking the bait… DAVIDSON SHRUGS AND SWINGS WITH A BIG RIGHT HAND! Nobody’s home as HBG ducks it! DAVIDSON TURNS AROUND AND EATS A LOUD RIGHT HAND FROM HBG! What a shot! HBG swings again! It’s caught by Davidson! He looks more pissed off than anything as he stares at HBG with a busted lip! HBG WITH A HEADBUTT BETWEEN THE EYES OF DAVIDSON! MY GOD WHAT A SHOT!

Pierre: DAVIDSON FIRES BACK WITH A HEADBUTT OF HIS OWN TO HBG!… HBG WITH A HEADBUTT TO DAVIDSON… DAVIDSON WITH A HEADBUTT TO HBG…. BOTH HBG AND DAVIDSON CRACK SKULLS WITH THEIR OWN SIMULTANEOUS HEADBUTTS AS THEY BOTH DROP DOWN TO ONE KNEE! These two have lost their minds! AND LOOK AT THEM, THEY’RE STILL NOT DONE AS HBG THROWS A FOREARM INTO THE FACE OF DAVIDSON! DAVIDSON WITH A FOREARM OF HIS OWN! BOTH OF THESE COMPETITORS UNLOADING INTO ONE ANOTHER! BOTH OF THEM THROWING A SERIES OF SHOTS AS THEY FIGHT BACK TO THEIR FEET! THEY’RE BOTH UP! BOTH STILL GOING AT IT!

Deadprez: HBG DUCKS A SHOT FROM DAVIDSON AND CHARGES INTO THE ROPES! HBG COMING IN WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM AS DAVIDSON TURNS AROUND! DAVIDSON DUCKS AN INCOMING SHOT FROM HBG AS HE CHARGES INTO THE ROPES! HBG DOESN’T STOP HER MOMENTUM AS SHE COMES OFF THE OPPOSITE ROPES! BOTH OF THEM COLLIDE INTO ONE ANOTHER WITH SIMULTANEOUS RUNNING CROSSBODIES!! What a back and forth that exchange was! HBG and Davidson both hurt when it was all said and done as they both make their way towards their respective partners! HBG gets the tag to Cameron Ella Ava as Ripley is tagged in by Davidson!

Pierre: Davidson rolls to the outside as Ripley and Cameron both jump into the ring AND CHARGE! No–Ripley bolts to the outside before anything can happen! He’s having none of it! Ripley has no interest in another exchange! Cameron isn’t playing his games either as she exits to the outside immediately! I don’t think he anticipated her to pursue him so quickly as Ripley flees the scene! He’s got Cameron on his tail as they go around the ring! DAVIDSON SPRINGS UP AND LAYS OUT CAMERON WITH A BIG LARIAT AS SHE TURNS THE CORNER! What a shot that was! Cameron is down and hurt as The High Rollerz drag her up on the outside! Both men laying into her! THEY PULL HER IN! DOUBLE-TEAM SUPLEX HARD ONTO THE MAT ON THE OUTSIDE! HBG’s making her way around the ring as The High Rollerz drag Cameron back up… She’s sent rolling back into the ring as the Official yells at HBG and Davidson to break it up and get back to their corners!

Deadprez: A brilliant strategy from The High Rollerz, Pierre! Cameron took the bait, hook, line, and sinker, and now she’s paying for it! Ripley is back in the ring, stalking a damaged Cameron! She’s struggling to get back on her feet, visibly favoring her back after that suplex she took on the outside! Ripley looks like a kid on Christmas as he goes in for a big forearm to the spine of Cameron! Another big forearm connects! He drags Cameron up… HE’S GOT HER! BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX CONNECTS AS CAMERON LANDS HARD ON THE CANVAS! RIPLEY WITH A LATERAL PRESS ON CAMERON!

Referee: ONE!!!!!

Pierre: Barely even a one count before it’s kicked out of, but it looks like Ripley had no intention of ending it there, he may very well just be mocking his opponent as he flips Cameron over and gets back on his feet! Ripley unloading with a series of stomps to the back of Cameron! She’s reaching out for a tag to HBG! Ripley grabs Cameron by the foot and drags her to the center of the ring to ensure there’s no tag before jumping down with a big elbow to the spine of the Openweight Champion! Ripley still not finished targeting the back of Cameron as he gets upon her back and grabs her by the head! LOOK AT THIS! CAMEL CLUTCH ON CAMERON ELLA AVA!! Jack Ripley doing all he can to injure Cameron and perhaps take her out of the equation in this contest! She’s in agony here! HBG is desperate to get tagged in!

Deadprez: Cameron made her bed by pursuing Ripley on the outside and now she has to lie in it, Pierre! She got herself in this situation! Ripley is smart to torture her, but she’s showing some power and determination as she starts attempting to fight it! That’s all she can do! Cameron using every ounce of strength she has to slowly start rising back up… Ripley wants to keep her down, but she’s not having it! The painful look on the face of Cameron says it all! She’s almost up! Ripley breaks the submission and throws multiple clubbing blows into the spine of Cameron! CAMERON THROWS AN ELBOW BACK INTO THE FACE OF RIPLEY! SHE RUSHES FORWARD FOR THE TAG TO HBG!!

Pierre: IT’S NO GOOD AS RIPLEY CATCHES CAMERON BY THE WAIST OF HER ATTIRE AND PULLS HER BACK! Waist lock in on Cameron from behind as she fights it! Another elbow connects to the side of Ripley’s head, but he doesn’t let go as he forces Cameron back and into the corner of The High Rollerz! Davidson tags himself in and NAILS Cameron in the back of the head with a forearm! She’s hurt as Davidson leaps over the ropes and into the ring! Ripley not letting go of that waist lock as he navigates Cameron out of the corner! DAVIDSON HITS THE ROPES! INCOMING! FOREARM SMASH TO CAMERON!! JACK RIPLEY WITH AN IMMEDIATE RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX TO CAMERON!! WHAT A VICIOUS COMBINATION AS THE OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION IS DOWN AND OUT! DAVIDSON GOES FOR AN IMMEDIATE COVER!

Referee: ONE!!!!!……….. TWO!!

Deadprez: HBG BREAKS IT UP WITH A BOOT TO THE SPINE OF DAVIDSON! SHE’S NOT HAVING IT! The Referee scolds HBG, telling her to get back to her corner as she has no choice but to reluctantly oblige! David Davidson looks like he loved her trying to save her partner there! The devilish smile on his face says it all! Davidson clutches the hair of Cameron and pulls her up, mocking HBG in the corner! Davidson dragging Cameron up… He’s got her by the face, yelling at her! CAMERON WITH A POWERFUL ELBOW SMASH TO THE FACE OF DAVIDSON!! WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?!

Pierre: DAVIDSON WITH A SUPERKICK TO CAMERON IMMEDIATE FOLLOWING IT!! David Davidson looks furious at the resilience of Cameron! He thought she had nothing left in the tank after the damage she’s taken so far! He pulls Cameron up once more, berating her yet again! DAVIDSON PULLS CAMERON IN! PICKING HER UP!! DAVIDSON CHARGES… TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB CONNECTS!!! WHAT A DEVASTATING MOVE AND TARGETING THAT DAMAGED BACK OF CAMERON ONCE AGAIN AS SHE DROPS DOWN TO HER KNEES IN AGONY! SUPERKICK TO CAMERON FROM DAVIDSON TO FOLLOW IT UP!! SHE’S DOWN! HBG looks absolutely livid at what The High Rollerz have done to her partner as she yells at them from her corner! Cameron is in a great deal of pain and may not have much more left in her!

Deadprez: Davidson looks more than happy to taunt HBG as he turns his focus to her! HOLD ON–RIPLEY PULLS HBG OFF THE APRON FROM BEHIND! HBG HITS HARD ON THE RING APRON BEFORE RIPLEY GRABS HER! HE DRIVES HBG HARD INTO THE STEEL STEPS AS THE TOP OF THEM GOES FLYING OFF!! Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant strategy from The High Rollerz! They’ve got Cameron exactly where they want her! HBG is out of the equation! They’re going for it, Pierre!

Pierre: The High Rollerz would love nothing more than to end this here and they have a golden opportunity to do so as Ripley gets back to his team’s corner! Davidson with the tag to Ripley! Davidson goes back to Cameron, grabbing her by the hair once more and dragging her up! Cameron still has life left in her as she attempts to fight back! DAVIDSON PULLS HER IN FOR A STIFF KNEE TO THE GUT! ANOTHER KNEE! He drags Cameron towards the nearby corner as Ripley climbs to the top! THEY’RE LOOKING TO END THIS! CAMERON IS IN TROUBLE! SHE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING! SHE NEEDS A SAVING GRACE HERE AS DAVIDSON SETS HER UP! RIPLEY IS PERCHED! WE’VE SEEN THIS SO MANY TIMES AND IT MAY BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END!! DAVIDSON WITH THE FALLING NECKBREAKER ON CAMERON!! RIPLEY TAKES TO THE AIR!!

Deadprez: JACKPOOOOOTTTTT!!!!

Pierre: NO–CAMERON IS DRAGGED OUT OF THE RING AT THE VERY LAST SECOND AS RIPLEY CRASHES AND BURNS ON THE CANVAS WITH NO ONE THERE!! THE HEART BREAK GAL IS STILL IN THIS AND JUST MADE A HUGE SAVE! HBG’s doing all she can to revive the damaged Cameron on the outside! A FURIOUS DAVID DAVIDSON COMES CHARGING!! LOOK OUT! SUICIDE DIVE!!!

Deadprez: HBG PUSHES CAMERON OUT OF THE WAY AND TAKES THE FULL BRUNT OF THAT SUICIDE DIVE!! CAMERON’S STAGGERING, STRUGGLING TO STAY ON HER FEET AS DAVIDSON GETS BACK UP! HE TURNS TO CAMERON–

Pierre: KNOCK BITCHES OUT–THAT DEVASTATING FOREARM SMASH TO AN UNSUSPECTING DAVIDSON!!! He’s down! He could be out! What a sound that made! Cameron Ella Ava is still alive in this contest! She’s hurting, but she’s not staying down by any means after getting a second wind with the help of her partner! Cameron rolls back into the ring as Ripley favors his ribs, still hurting after missing that Diving Crossbody! He’s struggling to get back up! Cameron’s in the corner! Cameron with a look of absolute determination on her face! She wants to end this! She wants it more than anything! She came so close last time! RIPLEY IS ON HIS FEET AND TURNS AS CAMERON EXPLODES OUT OF THE CORNER!! GODDESS’ TOUCH!!!! WHAT A RUNNING ENZUIGIRI THAT WAS AS RIPLEY IS DOWN!! CAMERON IS HURTING, BUT SHE HAS TO MAKE THE COVER! SHE’S GOT IT AS SHE HOOKS THE LEG OF RIPLEY!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!!!…………

Deadprez: RIPLEY KICKS OUT! HE’S NOT FINISHED! THE HIGH ROLLERZ ARE STILL IN THIS! Cameron can’t believe it! She thought she had it there! Hell, even I thought she had it there, but you simply cannot count out The High Rollerz! This is why they’re so damn dominant! They’ve been the Kings of the Tag Team Division for a long time and you’re seeing why right now! Cameron has no choice but to keep going and pray to God she nails something that can put Ripley away without getting stopped by Davidson whenever he’s back in this! She has to capitalize! Cameron’s visibly in pain as she rises back to her feet, grabbing Ripley! He may not have much left in him himself! Cameron still has time to end this! Ripley showing some life as he attempts to fight back! Cameron nails him with an elbow strike! She’s not having it! She wants to end this! Now! CAMERON TURNS RIPLEY AROUND! SHE PICKS HIM UP!! SHE’S GOT HIM! BREAKING BARRIERS!!!!

Pierre: NO–THE ARGENTINE BACKBREAKER IS NO GOOD AS CAMERON’S BACK GIVES OUT! SHE DROPS TO ONE KNEE IN PAIN AS RIPLEY FALLS DOWN! Cameron’s in a lot of pain here and she still has to go through a second match tonight! I don’t know if her body can take much more! She forces herself back to her feet! Cameron turns her focus–YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!!! JACK RIPLEY SPRINGS UP OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A LOUD SUPERKICK UPSIDE THE JAW OF CAMERON!!! SHE’S DOWN AS RIPLEY LANDS ON TOP OF HER FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!…….. TWO!!!!!!!!!…….

Deadprez: AND CAMERON KICKS OUT THIS TIME! Neither side giving in whatsoever! Ripley thought that was three, but I’m afraid it wasn’t! He has to keep going just as Cameron did! He’s gotta end this! Ripley clutches the hair of Cameron, looking absolutely furious that Di Consentes has been able to successfully turn things around like they have here! They would love nothing more than to end this and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re the greatest tag team in this company! Ripley dragging Cameron up… He turns her around and lays into her with more shots to the back! RIPLEY SETTING HER UP! CAMERON’S IN TROUBLE! RIPLEY WITH EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH HE HAS AS HE PICKS CAMERON UP!! LOOKING FOR THAT VERTBREAKER!!! RIPPLE EFFECTTTT!!!!

Pierre: TRAMP STAMP!!! THE HEART BREAK GAL COMES OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE JAW OF RIPLEY AS CAMERON IS FREED AND DROPS DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! RIPLEY LOOKS OUT OF IT! HE’S HURT AS HE WOOZILY TURNS AROUND! CAMERON FORCES HERSELF UP, PICKING RIPLEY UP!! SHE’S GOT HIM! SHE HAS HIM IN POSITION! ALABAMA SLAM!!!

Deadprez: IT CONNECTS AS THE HEART BREAK GAL CHARGES INTO THE ROPES!! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT CONNECTS TO RIPLEY AS THE FATAL JUDGEMENT IS SUCCESSFUL!!! THEY GOT HIM WITH IT AS CAMERON GOES FOR A COVER ON RIPLEY, HOPING THIS IS ALL SHE WROTE!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!………

Pierre: DAVIDSON STUMBLES THROUGH THE ROPES, HOPING TO STOP IT! HBG GETS IN HIS WAY! SHE’S NOT LETTING HIM!!

Referee: TWO!!!!!!!!!…………

Deadprez: DAVIDSON USES EVERY OUNCE OF POWER TO PUSH HBG AND HIMSELF OVER AND INTO THE COVER TO BREAK IT UP! DAVIDSON SAVES THIS MATCH FOR HIS TEAM! THIS MATCH WILL CONTINUE AS HBG AND DAVIDSON LAY INTO ONE ANOTHER! THEY’RE GOING AT IT ON THE CANVAS WITH A FLURRY OF SHOTS! CAMERON IS HURT, BUT SHE JOINS IN ON THE BATTLE AS BOTH MEMBERS OF DI CONSENTES LAY INTO DAVID DAVIDSON! Both of them going at it with him as he forces himself back to his feet while they do the same! HBG with a shot to Davidson! Cameron with a shot! HBG with a kick! Cameron with a knee! DAVIDSON WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO CAMERON! A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO HBG! HBG SWINGS–DAVIDSON WITH A HEADBUTT BETWEEN HER EYES! A LOUD KNEE TO THE JAW OF CAMERON THIS TIME! DAVIDSON LOOKS LIKE A RABID ANIMAL HERE! HE LOOKS LIKE HE’S ABSOLUTELY LOST IT! HE’S LAYING INTO BOTH MEMBERS OF DI CONSENTES WITH BLUNT FORCE AND MALICIOUS INTENT IN HIS EYES!!

Pierre: BOTH A DAMAGED CAMERON AND HBG DROP DOWN AS DAVIDSON MIRACULOUSLY OVERWHELMS THEM DESPITE THE NUMBERS GAME! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Davidson lets out a battle cry and gives a middle finger to both opponents! HE HITS THE ROPES, COMING BACK WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM TO FINISH THEM OFF!!! INCOMING!!

Deadprez: NOBODY’S HOME AS HBG AND CAMERON SPRING UP AND SIDESTEP DAVIDSON! THEY BOTH LEAP–DOUBLE REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER–ORION’S BELT CONNECTS!!! WHAT A MOVE AS DAVIDSON WAS DROPPED RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HIS SKULL!! He rolls to the outside, hoping to escape further damage as he grasps the back of his head! Di Consentes doesn’t look finished with him yet! Not by a long shot! Cameron drops down on all fours as HBG nods and hits the ropes! HBG WITH MOMENTUM AT HER BACK AS SHE COMES CHARGING! SHE LEAPS OFF OF THE BACK OF CAMERON AND CLEARS THE ROPES–DEUS EX MACHINA!!!

Pierre: PICTURE PERFECT POETRY IN MOTION CONNECTS INTO DAVID DAVIDSON ON THE OUTSIDE!!! HBG SACRIFICING HERSELF TO TAKE DAVIDSON OUT AS CAMERON TURNS HER ATTENTION TO A STILL HURT JACK RIPLEY! SHE’S GOT A FIRE IN HER EYES! SHE WOULD LOVE TO FINISH THIS NOW THAT THERE’S NO CHANCE OF AN INTERRUPTION FOR THE TIME BEING! Cameron sizes up Ripley as he struggles to get himself up! CAMERON CHARGES INTO THE ROPES FOR SOMETHING BIG! SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!!

Deadprez: GOAT PUNCH!!! JACK RIPLEY NAILS CAMERON WITH A HUGE SUPERMAN PUNCH IN MID-AIR!! SHE’S DOWN!! CAMERON IS DOWN AND SHE IS HURT! THAT LOOKED LIKE IT KNOCKED HER THROUGH A LOOP! RIPLEY STUMBLES BACKWARDS INTO A NEARBY CORNER! HE SEES A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY! CAMERON IS DOWN AND RIPE FOR THE PICKING! HE’S CLIMBING! RIPLEY IS CLIMBING AS HIGH AS HE CAN GO! HE’S GOING TO THE TOP WITH CAMERON BELOW, UNABLE TO PULL HERSELF TOGETHER AFTER THAT DEVASTATING PUNCH! RIPLEY IS PERCHED! LOOK OUT!! HE LEAPS!! BELIEVE IT OR NOOOOOTTTTT!!!!

Pierre: THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS CONNECTS EMPHATICALLY ON CAMERON ELLA AVA!!! RIPLEY COVERS HER!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!………. TWO!!!!!!!!!!!……… THREE!!!

Deadprez: RIPLEY IS PULLED OUT OF THE RING!! HBG PULLS HIM OUT OF THE RING AS SHE LAYS INTO HIM!! SHE SAVED THIS MATCH FOR HER TEAM AS THEY GO AT IT! HBG WITH AN IRISH WHIP! RIPLEY TURNS IT AROUND AND IRISH WHIPS HBG HARD INTO THE BARRICADE! HE’S NOT FINISHED YET! HE GRABS HBG, PULLING HER IN! RIPLEY PICKS HER UP! LOOKING FOR A POWERBOMB ON THE OUTSIDE!!! HBG’S FIGHTING IT! SHE LAYS INTO HIM WITH HARD SHOTS AS RIPLEY BACKS UP! HBG ESCAPES ONTO THE APRON! RIPLEY TURNS AROUND AND EATS A LOUD KICK TO THE FACE FROM HBG!! RIPLEY’S BACKPEDALING!! HBG RUSHES AND LEAPS OFF THE APRON!! ARROWVERSE!!! A HUGE HURRICANRANA ONTO RIPLEY ON THE OUTSIDE!!!

Pierre: What a contest this has been! Neither team is letting up for even a second! Not even a damn second! HBG is trying to finish this once and for all as she drags Ripley up… She sends him rolling back into the ring! HBG starts climbing up! She’s hoping to end this! HBG CLIMBING TO THE TOP AS A DAMAGED JACK RIPLEY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET! HE’S UP AS HBG LEAPS!! SHE LANDS ON HIS SHOULDERS–CURSE OF MINERVA!!!!! A DEVASTATING DRAGONRANA CONNECTS ON JACK RIPLEY!!!

Deadprez: DAVIDSON LUNGES IN TO BREAK UP ANY POTENTIAL COVER AS HE LAYS INTO HBG!! DAVIDSON AND HBG GO AT IT ONCE MORE AS THEY SPILL TO THE OUTSIDE! THEY’RE LAYING INTO ONE ANOTHER ON THE OUTSIDE!! Cameron slowly rises back to her feet, seeing a golden opportunity! Jack Ripley is down and perfect to capitalize on! She’s still the legal competitor in this contest! All she had to do is finish this! Cameron grabs Ripley by his hair, dragging him up! He can’t even fight back by this point!

Pierre: HBG’S TAKING CONTROL ON THE OUTSIDE! SHE LAYS INTO DAVIDSON! DAVIDSON SWINGS! IT MISSES! HE TURNS AROUND–TRAMP STAMP!!! A LOUD SUPERKICK AS DAVIDSON STRUGGLES TO STAY ON HIS FEET! HBG RUSHES IN! EVISCERATION!!!! NO–IT’S CAUGHT!! HE CATCHES HBG AND CHARGES!! MODIFIED TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! HBG IS HURT!

Deadprez: CAMERON PICKS RIPLEY UP!! SHE’S GOT HIM!! SHE CAN PULL IT OFF!! BREAKING BARRIEEERRRSSS!!!!!

Pierre: NO–DAVIDSON IS BACK IN THE RING AND PUSHES THE REFEREE INTO CAMERON AS THEY CRACK SKULLS!! THE REFEREE DROPS AS CAMERON DROPS RIPLEY!! DAVIDSON CHARGES!! OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!!!! A SINGLE LEG HIGH KNEE TO CAMERON AS SHE TURNS AROUND–RIPLEY SPRINGS UP AND CONNECTS WITH YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!!! CAMERON IS OUT! O-U-T! OUT!! THE REFEREE IS DOWN, BUT I DON’T THINK THE HIGH ROLLERZ CARE! THEY DON’T JUST WANT TO WIN! THEY END TO END DI CONSENTES! Davidson drops to the outside, pushing over the Timekeeper! He’s got a steel chair! Ripley rises back to his feet as Davidson rolls back in! They’re looking to finish this! Davidson places the chair down and pulls Cameron up as Ripley takes to the corner and makes his ascent! This is bad! This is looking very, very bad! THEY’RE NOT LOOKING FOR THE JACKPOT! THEY WANT MORE! DAVIDSON PICKS UP CAMERON IN A TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER POSITION!! RIPLEY IS PERCHED!!! DON’T DO THIS!!!

Deadprez: HOLD ON–THE HEART BREAK GAL GETS ON THE APRON! SHE’S STILL ALIVE! SHE’S DOING ALL SHE CAN TO SAVE THIS! RIPLEY IS FIGHTING WITH HER WHILE HE’S STILL ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! RIPLEY THROWING HARD SHOTS INTO HBG TO TAKE HER OFF THE APRON! HE TURNS HIMSELF AROUND, LAYING INTO HER!

Pierre: HOLD ON–CAMERON TURNS THAT TOMBSTONE INTO A HEADSCISSORS AND SENDS DAVIDSON FORWARD AS HE CRASHES HARD INTO THE RINGPOST AND CORNER, MAKING RIPLEY DROP DOWN ON THE TOP!! CAMERON GRABS DAVIDSON AND SENDS HIM CRASHING TO THE OUTSIDE THROUGH THE ROPES!! RIPLEY IS HURT AS HE TRIES TO PULL HIMSELF TOGETHER!!

Deadprez: TRAMP STAMP!!! THE HEART BREAK GAL WITH A SUPERKICK FROM THE APRON TO RIPLEY AS CAMERON IMMEDIATELY COMES IN FROM BEHIND!! SHE’S GOT HIM ON HER SHOULDERS AS SHE PULLS RIPLEY OUT OF THE CORNER! MY GOD! WE KNOW WHAT’S COMING NEXT!! HBG IS CLIMBING THE CORNER AS CAMERON HAS RIPLEY IN HER CONTROL!! BREAKING BARRIERS CONNECTS!!!! DI CONSENTES WITH THE BIG DIPPER!!!! CAMERON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AS HBG COMES OFF THE TOP WITH A HUGE FIVE-STAR FROGSPLASH ONTO RIPLEY!!! HBG IN PAIN AS CAMERON GOES FOR THE COVER, HOOKING BOTH LEGS!!! THE DAMAGED REFEREE STARTS TO COUNT IT!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!…………… TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!………… THREE!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: NO–DAVIDSON DRAGS THE REFEREE TO THE OUTSIDE!!

Pierre: THE REFEREE SAYS THAT WAS THREE–HE’S CALLING FOR THE BELL!! DAVIDSON WAS TOO LATE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!

Pierre: WE HAVE NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!

(“My Name is Human” by Highly Suspect plays all throughout the PPG Paints Arena as David Davidson argues with the Referee on the outside)

Fitzpatrick: THE WINNERS OF THIS CONTEST BY PINALL…. AND NEEEEWWWWWW EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS….. CAMERON ELLA AVA AND THE HEART BREAK GAL…. DI COOOONNNNSSSEEEENNNNTTTEEESSSS!!!!

Pierre: WHAT A MATCH! WHAT A BACK AND FORTH, BRUTAL CONTEST BETWEEN THESE TWO TEAMS! THEY’VE DONE IT! DI CONSENTES PULLED IT OFF! THEY DETHRONED THE HIGH ROLLERZ HERE TONIGHT IN PITTSBURGH AND DAVIDSON CANNOT BELIEVE IT!

(The Referee is handed the Unified Tag Team Championships to give to Di Consentes as Davidson argues with him)

Deadprez: I can’t believe this! Davidson stopped it! He stopped the pin!

Pierre: It was too late!

Deadprez: Bullshit!

Pierre: DAVIDSON STRIKES THE REFEREE?! WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING?! DAVIDSON JUST ASSAULTED THE OFFICIAL AS HE RUSHES BACK INTO THE RING! HE CHARGES!! OFF WITH YOUR HEAD–DAVIDSON WITH A SINGLE LEG HIGH KNEE TO CAMERON AS SHE GETS UP!!

(“My Name is Human” fades out)

Pierre: HBG RUSHES INTO DAVIDSON AS THEY GO AT IT YET AGAIN! CAMERON DROPS TO THE OUTSIDE AS DAVIDSON AND HBG LAY INTO ONE ANOTHER!! HBG TAKING CONTROL!

Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY FORCES HIMSELF UP AND SWINGS WITH THAT CHAIR INTO THE SPINE OF HBG!! ANOTHER HARD CHAIR SHOT TO HBG AS SHE’S DOWN!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ HAVE SNAPPED! RIPLEY UNFOLDS THE CHAIR AND PLACES IT DOWN AS DAVIDSON PULLS HBG BACK UP!

Pierre: COME ON! SOMEONE STOP THIS! STOP THEM, DAMN IT! RIPLEY IS CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP AS DAVIDSON SETS HBG UP OVER THIS UNFOLDED CHAIR!! FALLING NECKBREAKER ONTO THE CHAIR–RIPLEY LEAPS WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY!!!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ WITH THE JACKPOT ONTO THE HEART BREAK GAL AND ONTO THE SEAT OF THAT CHAIR AS SECURITY FINALLY SWARMS THE RING, RESTRAINING BOTH MEN!! SOMEONE GET THESE GUYS OUT OF HERE! GET THEM OUT OF HERE1

(Brian Daniels rushes out)

Brian (no mic): GET THEM OUT OF THIS ARENA! GET THEM THE HELL OUT!

Pierre: What a sickening display by The High Rollerz! HBG could be seriously injured! Absolutely no regard for her wellbeing! Unreal! These two disgust me!

Deadprez: Not much I can say, they did what they felt they had to do…

Pierre: Are you kidding me?! They just ruined what was a fantastic contest and a historic moment! Di Consentes are the first ever female team to win the Unified Tag Team Titles and The High Rollerz just ruined it and may have just cost HBG her EAW Championship while they were at it! Disgusting!

Deadprez: Well, unfortunately whether The High Rollerz like it or not, Di Consentes are the new Unified Tag Team Champions. They may be the winners tonight, but I don’t think they feel like winners right about now…

(The High Rollerz are escorted out of the arena as Officials and Doctors check on The Heart Break Gal in the ring before fading elsewhere)

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Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is to the number one contender for the EAW CHAMPIONSHIP!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana erupts from the speakers as Diamond Cage enters the stage. He cuts a determined march down the ramp, albeit a jittery one as he seems to already be bursting at the seams with adrenaline and energy.)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing first, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and weighing in at 225 pounds…DIAMOND CAGE!

Pierre: Diamond Cage and Devan Dubian. The rivalry that has been boiling over for weeks now on Showdown looks perhaps to meet its conclusion as the twain collide for a chance to compete for that much coveted EAW Championship. It has been real tit-for-tat since these two fought to a double count out those weeks ago but, following tespasses such as Dubian’s betrayal in their match against the High Rollerz, Cage looks more than eager to dish out a measure of revenge tonight. Will that extra resentment be the difference, I wonder?

(“The Sky Is A Neighbourhood” by Foo Fighters hits the speakers as Devan Dubian strides out with calm confident demeanor. That is, until he locks eyes with Diamond Cage and adopts a more stiff, aggressive posture.)

Fitzpatrick: And his opponent, from Leicester, Leicestershire, England…Weighing in at 230 pounds… DEVAN DUBIAN!!!

Deadprez: I am sure there is no shortage of enmity here on both sides. In any case, it is going to take more than that. These two are both Hall of Famers. They have both climbed the mountain before. And they are among the very best of the best professionals in this business. They will have to pull out all of the stops to ensure victory and that doesn’t just mean getting caught up in the emotion. They need to be smart as well as aggressive. They need to put out their very best selves because as far as anybody can tell there is very little splitting them apart at this point.

(DING! DING! DING!)

Pierre: We’re off and both contendership hopefuls circle each other in search of an opening. They both have so much riding on this match that there is no room at all for mistakes. It’s the bullish Diamond Cage who makes the first move, lunging in to grapple with Dubian. After a brief tussle, Dubian sleeps free and – BLEEDING EDGE!!! The early attempt to put this one away is blocked and he is rewarded with Dubian’s back. Cage weaves an arm under Dubian’s chin. HE’S LOOKING FOR THE COQUINA CLUTCH! DUBIAN MAY HAVE JUST MADE THE MOTHER OF ALL MISTAKES BY TOO EARLY GOING FOR THE BLEEDING EDGE WHILE DIAMOND CAGE HAD IT SCOUTED!

Deadprez: Relax, Dubian’s not going down that easy. He drives a few back elbows into the gut of Diamond Cage to force him to loosen his grip. SNAPMARE! Diamond Cage is flipped onto his backside and the rolls are reversed here. Dubian drops down and pulls him in for a side headlock. He is gripping tight, just hoping to grind down the adversary. Diamond Cage attempts to pry the arm of Devan Dubian away, but Dubian transitions seamlessly. He catches Cage’s wrists and pulls them out to the sides. With the knee pressing into his back, Diamond Cage finds himself in a surfboard hold with Dubian in clear control of this match.

Pierre: You say that, but I am not sure there is such a thing as “clear control” in any confrontation between these two. Dubian has the upperhand for now but Diamond Cage is resisting him all the way. Cage is now powering his way onto a knee. He is giving it all that he has got to fight back to his feet. Almost…and…YES! HE HAS GOT IT! DUBIAN IS NOW TRYING HIS BEST JUST TO KEEP A HOLD ON HIM BUT DC BREAKS HIS ARMS FREE! HE DRILLS DEVAN DUBIAN WITH THOSE HARD STRIKES TO THE SKULL THAT KNOCK HIM BACK A FEW STEPS! DUBIAN SWINGS BACK BLINDLY BUT DIAMOND CAGE HAS IT SCOUTED. INVERTED FACELOCK NECKBREAKER – INTO THE SLAM!!! CAGE HOOKS THE LEG!

Referee: ONE!…

Deadprez: It is a quick kick out by Dubian. If you ask me, these two have got to stop trying to finish this one early and think up a strategy to really break the other man down. Diamond Cage might have done just that as he kneels down by Dubian AND JUST LAYS INTO HIM WITH CLUBBING BLOWS TO THE HEAD! HE KEEPS HAMMERING AWAY! DUBIAN IS TRYING TO COVER UP BUT IT’S A BIT LIKE PUTTING YOUR UMBRELLA UP ON WET WINDY DAY! HIS GUARD’S BEING BENT OUT OF SHAPE! THE SHOTS ARE RAINING DOWN FROM ALL SIDES! HE IS STILL GETTING HIT!

Pierre: Well, it is nothing flashy. It isn’t the kind of big slam that gets the crowd on their feet but, you know, another word for crude is “savage” and that just about sums up the kind of beating that Diamond Cage is laying on Devan Dubian right now. It is doing the damage alright. Dubian knows that he cannot stay here. He manages to kick Diamond Cage off and scrambles away, hauling himself up by the ropes. BUT DIAMOND CAGE CHARGES AFTER HIM! HE CLOTHESLINES DUBIAN OVER THE ROPES AND THIS FIGHT SPILLS TO THE OUTSIDE!

Deadprez: Well this brings back memories of the last time when these two for to a double count out. They are STILL going at it after that fall. The sheer hatred between these two evidently cannot be contained but they have to – HAVE TO – finish it in the ring this time around with so much on the line. Diamond Cage is getting the better of the brawl right now. AND HE TOSSES DUBIAN SPINE FIRST AGAINST THE BARRICADE! Dubian is left clutching his back as he attempts to pull himself out of Cage’s warpath. BUT CAGE CATCHES DUBIAN BY THE WRIST! DEVAN BATS THE HAND OF DC AWAY KNOWING WHAT WAS COMING NEXT! OUCH! DIAMOND CAGE LIGHTS UP DEVAN DUBIAN’S CHEST WITH A LOUD CHOP!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!…

Pierre: THE CHOPS KEEP COMING, ONE AFTER THE OTHER AS DUBIAN STAGGERS BACK STEP BY STEP! LARIATOO!!! DUBIAN WINCED AND HUNCHED FORWARD IN PAIN AND CAGE TOOK THAT AS HIS CUE TO DECAPITATE HIM WITH THAT MUSCULAR ARM! With Dubian struggling to stand now, Cage begins to haul him towards the ring with count continuing to tick on.

Referee: THREE!… FOUR!… FIVE!…

Deadprez: They reach the apron and Cage attempts to roll Dubian back into the ring. BUT DUBIAN ISN’T BUDGING! UPPERCUT!!! DUBIAN CATCHES HIM WITH THE SUCKER PUNCH AND GRABS CAGE BY THE COLLAR… HOLY MOLY!!! HE JUST THREW DC HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL RING POST! DC IS DAZED! HE PULLS INTO RETREAT ON UNSTEADY FEET AS DUBIAN GIVES CHASE!

Pierre: Diamond Cage cuts through the ring and Dubian slides in right after him. Cage turns to peep over his shoulder AND DUBIAN TACKLES HIM OFF HIS FEET WITH THE THESZ PRESS! NOW IT IS DUBIAN’S TURN TO DROP THE HEAVY BOMBS ON DIAMOND CAGE! THE PERFECT STORM OF A SHOT AT THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE PERSONAL ANIMOSITY BETWEEN THESE TWO IS COMING TO A HEAD AND THERE IS NO HOLDING BACK WITH ANY OF THESE PUNCHES! CAGE IS TRYING TO CLINCH HIM IN CLOSE, BUT DUBIAN POSTURES UP! HE HOPS RIGHT TO HIS FEET AND STARTS DIGGING IN THE HEELS! BRINGING DOWN THE BOOTS TO PULVERISE THE BODY OF DIAMOND CAGE!

Deadprez: WAIT PIERRE! CAGE CAUGHT THE BOOT! HE HUGS IT CLOSE TO HIS CHEST FOR SOME RESPITE AS STRUGGLES TO YANK IT AWAY… CAGE SWEEPS THE LEG! DUBIAN PLANTS INTO THE CANVAS AS DIAMOND CAGE SCRAMBLES BEHIND HIM AND LACES HIS ARMS AROUND DEVAN’S WAIST. SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX!!! DIAMOND CAGE JUST WHIPPED DEVAN DUBIAN ONTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD BUT HE ISN’T DONE! CAGE ROLLS THROUGH… A SECOND GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS AND THIS TIME DIAMOND CAGE RELEASES, SENDING DEVAN DUBIAN ROLLING RIGHT THE WAY ACROSS THE RING!

Pierre: Dubian is spun for a loop. Yet, even after those suplexes he is still hauling himself back up to fight, albeit using the turnbuckles for leverage. DUBIAN BURSTS OUT OF THE CORNER! He shoots low for the takedown but Cage sprawls well and gathers him up. Dubian is acting like a real pitbull right now, tenaciously swinging those hooking punches to the midsection of Diamond Cage. But somehow Cage is just soaking up those blows. He absorbs them for long enough to pull Dubian in… AND HOIST HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS. TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB!!!

Deadprez: DIAMOND CAGE LAUNCHES DEVAN DUBIAN INTO THE CORNER! The Amazing Emir bounces out sharply BUT CAGE COLLIDES INTO HIM WITH A CORNER SPLASH! AND CAGE IS RELENTLESS. HE CRUSHES AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES WITH A GREAT BIG CORNER LARIAT! AND ANOTHER! A THIRD! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN!!! Dubian is just about ready to drop to his knees after that assault but Diamond Cage holds him up. Cage begins to step up into the corner, still pulling Dubian along with him. AND THEY ARE GOING RIGHT THE WAY TO THE TOP!

Pierre: Oh Lawd…

Deadprez: That’s right, Pierre. As Diamond Cage places Devan Dubian’s head between his legs and underhooks both of his arms, it is all becoming clear what is happening. We are taking a trip, guys. This isn’t Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania anymore friends…

Pierre: Don’t say it…

Cage (OFF MIC): WELCOME TO CANADA, MOTHERFUCKER!!!

Deadprez: WAIT! DUBIAN!!! DEVAN DUBIAN HOLDS ON AND RESISTS AGAINST DIAMOND CAGE’S EFFORTS! HE STRUGGLES AND WRIGGLES AND DOES EVERYTHING HE CAN TO GET HIS HEAD OR AN ARM FREE AND… HE DOES IT!!! FIST AFTER FIST AFTER FIST LANDS SQUARE INTO THE GUT OF DIAMOND CAGE. MEANWHILE, THE CLUBBING BLOWS ARE COMING DOWN ON DUBIAN’S HEAD! THESE GUYS ARE JUST SLUGGING IT OUT! GOING BLOW FOR BLOW IN A WAR OF ATTRITION, KNOWING THAT THE FIRST MAN TO FLINCH IS IN FOR A BIG FALL… HEADBUTT!!! DUBIAN’S EYES ROLL INTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AFTER THAT HEADBUTT FROM DIAMOND CAGE! MY GOD!!! HE’S FALLING!!!

Pierre: NO! DUBIAN HOLDS ON!!! HE LOOKS OUT OF IT! BLOOD IS TRICKLING FROM THE BASE OF THE AMAZING EMIR’S CROWN BUT HE IS NOT GOING DOWN… EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!! DEVAN DUBIAN REPLIES, SNAPPING DIAMOND CAGE’S HEAD ALL THE WAY BACK WITH AN AUTHORITATIVE UPPERCUT! AND THERE’S A SECOND!!! DIAMOND CAGE ALMOST FALLS BACKWARDS OFF THE TURNBUCKLE TO THE OUTSIDE BUT DUBIAN GATHERS HIM IN AND HOISTS HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS… MAMA MIA!!! DEVAN DUBIAN DROPS DIAMOND CAGE OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH AN AVALANCHE OLYMPIC SLAM! BOTH MEN’S BODIES HIT THE CANVAS WITH A SICKENING THUD BUT DUBIAN IS THE ONLY MAN STILL MOVING! HE CRAWLS OVER TO MAKE THE COVER!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!… THR-

Deadprez: CAGE POPS THE SHOULDER UP! INCREDIBLE! JUST WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO PUT DIAMOND CAGE AWAY!?!?

Pierre: I don’t know but I don’t like the look on Devan Dubian’s face right now. I am not sure if he is shocked, frustrated by the kick out, or whether the only thing on his mind is gutting Diamond Cage right now, that is how scary it is. DUBIAN DROPS ONTO HIS HANDS AND KNEES! HE’S POUNDING UPON THE CANVAS LIKE SOME ANIMAL INSIDE HIM HAS AWAKENED!

Deadprez: You know, they that foxes do not jus kill to feed. They kill for the sport. For the sheer thrill of it. And right now, something tells me that Devan Dubian understands what that is like in this moment. He continues to pound the canvas, urging Diamond Cage to get up off his feet. DC slowly rises… AND DUBIAN LEAPS UP! BLEEDING EDGE!!! BUT NO! CAGE BLOCKS IT AND SHOVES DUBIAN CLEAR! DEVAN TURNS RIGHT INTO A FIST FROM CAGE AND NOW THE PUNCHES ARE COMING IN IN BUNCHES. RIGHTS! LEFTS! HITS FROM ALL ANGLES AND DUBIAN IS GETTING OVERWHELMED BY CAGE’S BALLISTIC PUNCHING COMBINATION! CAGE WINDS UP FOR A BIG ONE… BUT DUBIAN INTERCEPTS WITH THE DISCUS ELBOW!!! CAGE GOES TUMBLING BACKWARDS AND FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES – NO, HE HANGS ON! REBOUND LARIAT!!! CAGE FLIES BACK AT DUBIAN AND TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT! BOTH MET DROP TO THE CANVAS AS CAGE MAKES THE COVER!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!…

Pierre: KICKOUT! BOTH MEN ARE UTTERLY EXHAUSTED! THEY HAVE DRIVEN EACH OTHER THROUGH HELL AND BACK FOR WEEKS NOW AND STILL, WITH CONTENDERSHIP ON THE LINE, THERE IS NO SEPARATING THEM AT ALL! Each begins, in unison, the slow painful job of peeling themselves off the canvas. Each up to a knee now. DUBIAN THROWS A JAB! It lands but there isn’t much behind it. Dubian’s tired and hurt. DIAMOND CAGE THROWS A PUNCH BACK! But again it just doesn’t look like there is enough in the tank to do any serious damage.

Deadprez: One after the other, each man takes his turn to throw a limp fist at the other as they both continue to rise to their feet. BUT LOOK AT THE DETERMINATION IN THESE TWO’S EYES! As they creep closer and closer to finding their feet, the punches are coming in with greater frequency. Like two old engines slowly warming up, a stuttering start giving way to roar of an internal flame. THESE TWO WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THE OTHER COLLAPSES! THEY ARE SLUGGING AWAY WITH INCREASING VENOM AND I DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE GETTING THIS STRENGTH FROM… I DON’T KNOW!

Pierre: UPPERCUT! DEVAN DUBIAN LANDS A BIG UPPERCUT THAT SEEMS TO STOP DIAMOND CAGE IN HIS TRACKS! BUT DC SWINGS HIS HEAD FORWARD TO CLASH SKULLS WITH DUBIAN! DEVAN DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE AND CAGE GRABS HIM BY THE SHOULDERS, REELING HIS HEAD BACK AGAIN… ANOTHER HEADBUTT!!! BLOOD POURS DOWN BOTH MEN’S FACES! DIAMOND CAGE ALMOST KEELS OVER BUT HE STEADIES HIMSELF. HE PULLS DUBIAN IN… AND HOISTS HIM UP HIGH IN THE VERTICAL SUPLEX POSITION! IS THIS IT!?!?

Deadprez: NO!!! DUBIAN DROPS THE KNEE INTO CAGE’S HEAD! HE DROPS FREE ONTO HIS OWN TWO FEET AND BUTTERFLIES DIAMOND CAGE’S ARMS… DOUBLE-UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER!!!DEVAN DUBIAN DROPS DIAMOND CAGE DIRECTLY ON HIS SKULL! HE COULD HAVE BROKEN HIS NECK! HE COULD BE PARALYSED AND DUBIAN HOPES SO!! HE MAKES THE COVER!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!… THR-

Pierre: CAGE THROWS THE SHOULDER UP! THE ARM DROPPING LIMPLY DOWN JUST AS SOON AS THE PIN WAS BROKEN!

Deadprez: I am ASTONISHED! Cage… hell… Even Dubian. BOTH of these guys seem ready to outright DIE to get one over the other and earn their shot at the EAW Championship. It is not easy at the top. This is what top competitors in this sport do.They dig deep. Then dig DEEPER. They find a way to keep going and to win regardless of the costs. But there can be only one. Devan Dubian is panting heavily. His head turning side to side almost without control from all the adrenaline flooding his system right now. But he IS in the driver’s seat and this is his chance to put an end to this.

Pierre: Dubian stands up, hefting Diamond Cage up as well and slinging him over his back… FLASH STEP!!! NO! DIAMOND CAGE FLIPS OVER AND LANDS ON HIS FEET BEHIND DUBIAN! COQUINA CLUTCH!!! COQUINA CLUTCH!!! HE SINKS IT IN TIGHT AND DUBIAN IS STARTING TO GO PURPLE ALREADY! DIAMOND CAGE DRAGS HIM DOWN AND DROPS TO HIS BACK, HE’S GOING TO CHOKE DEVAN DUBIAN OUT RIGHT HERE! BUT DUBIAN! DUBIAN IS TRYING TO ROLL SIDE TO SIDE! SQUIRM! ANYTHING TO PREVENT CAGE GETTING THE BODY SCISSORS LOCKED IN AND TO GIVE HIMSELF A CHANCE OF BREAKING FREE! DUBIAN KICKS OFF… AND FLIPS HIMSELF ALL THE WAY OVER! HE STACKS CAGE UP!!!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!…

Deadprez: KICKOUT! BOTH MEN SCRAMBLE TO THEIR FEET! DUBIAN SWINGS A DESPERATE LARIAT! BUT CAGE DUCKS IT AND HOOKS ONTO THE WRIST… MURDER! DEATH! KILL!!! THE SHORT-ARM LARIAT CONNECTS AND LEVELS THROUGH DEVAN DUBIAN!!! DIAMOND CAGE HITS THE SHOT THAT HAS ENDED SO MANY MATCHES IN THE PAST! BUT HE DOESN’T RELEASE THE WRIST!!! WHAT IS HE DOING!?!? HE’S PULLING DUBIAN BACK UP! DEVAN DUBIAN CANNOT STAND UNDER HIS OWN POWER BUT DIAMOND CAGE IS FORCING HIM UP! HE SPINS DUBIAN OUT… AND CAGE HITS THE SHORT-ARM LARIAT FOR A SECOND TIME FOR GOOD MEASURE!!! HE FINALLY DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!… THREE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana hits the speakers as an exhausted Diamond Cage rolls onto his back. He runs his hands through his hair as he catches his breath and soaks up the moment.)

Fitzpatrick: Ladies and gentlemen, your winner and the new number one contender for the EAW Championship… DIAMOND CAGE!!!

Pierre: It’s over. The war is finally over. I can hardly believe it and I don’t think even Diamond Cage can believe it right now but one of them had to break eventually. Congratulations for Cage, he goes on now to challenge for the biggest prize Showdown has to offer, and it could not be more well earned.

Deadprez: But woe to the vanquished. Devan Dubian gave it his all. He came so close on so many occasions but it just wasn’t enough in the end.

(Max A. Million is shown looking slightly alarmed as he wanders around somewhere backstage)

Max: Uhm… Tiberius? Could I get a word with you?

(Max cautiously walks up to Tiberius Jones, dressed in his attire and a “Triumvirate” t-shirt, standing alongside a stoic man dressed like a British Judge, complete with a Court Dress and large wig, holding a scale)

Tiberius: Sure, Max! Sure, come on over.

(Max steps closer)

Tiberius: What would you like to talk about, pal?

Max: Well, I guess first the obvious question…

(Tiberius looks at the man next to him before looking back at Max)

Tiberius: Ohhhh! Right! Right! Yeah, I getcha.

Max: Right, so care to explain?

Tiberius: Sure. You see, the airport lost my bag and this was like the ONLY t-shirt related to anything I’ve done that was still available in merch since all my other stuff sold out a long time ago. That’s all there is to it, I promise.

Max: No, I mean… Uhm…

Tiberius: Hmm? What? Him? This guy?

(Tiberius points at the man next to him)

Tiberius: That’s just Judge.

Max: … I’m sorry? Judge?

Tiberius: Yeah, he’s Judge. He Judges.

(Max looks at Tiberius in confusion for several seconds)

Max: Okay… Judges who?

Tiberius: Well that’s a stupid question, Max. He Judges everyone. I’m really going all out with this Reasonable Doubt bullshit, you know? I figured why not just get a Judge and bring him around with me to let them all know how guilty they are. See, watch.

(Tiberius points to Judge)

Tiberius: Judge, how about Max? Guilty or not?

(Judge looks at Max for a few seconds)

Judge: Guilty.

Tiberius: There you go.

Max: Wait, what? Why am I guilty?

Tiberius: Why do you question everything?

Max: I mean, I AM an interviewer…

Tiberius: Oh, are you? I’m gonna be honest, I forgot you had a job here. Anyway, I don’t know. It could be anything, really. What do you think Judge? His stupid suit? His stupid face? Stupid hair? Stupid shoes? Stupid existence?

(After several moments, the Judge nods)

Tiberius: Need I say more?

Max: Oh, I see…

Tiberius: But hey, come on, don’t be so glum.

(Tiberius slaps Max hard on the back)

Tiberius: You’re not the only guilty one, kiddo.

Max: Not only am I older than you, but I’ve been here a lot longer than you too.

Tiberius: There’s PLENTY of guilty people here. Didn’t you see the intro? Like, literally everyone here is guilty of stuff. But you know who REALLY deserves a finger pointed at them?

Max: Who?

Tiberius: Rex McAllister. Brian Daniels. Two names that have conspired to stain my name with their guiltiness. Do you know how many showers I’ve had to take since those two started being a thorn in my Goddamn side? Too many, Max, too many.

(Tiberius sniffs for a second with a sour look on his face)

Tiberius: And you’ve taken too few, Max. Too few.

(Tiberius gestures for Max to back up as Max reluctantly complies)

Tiberius: But hey, you’re alright. Everything is fine. Because I may not be EAW Champion, and I may not be King of Elite, and I may not be General Manager, but you know what I AM? I’m Tiberius Jones. I’m a prodigy. I’m the best wrestler to have ever graced this company, and in the end, isn’t that all I really need to prevail? I’m the hero of this story, whether anyone likes it or not. This isn’t about Rex overcoming the odds, and it certainly isn’t about Daniels overcoming jack shit. This is about two villains trying to drag me down into the abyss, but I’m not gonna let it happen. I’m not gonna let them win. I’m gonna win when all is said and done, because I’m a WINNER. 2017 was my year, they say. Guess what, Max, so is 2018. And so is 2019. And so is every Goddamn year there’s a breath still in my body! Because I AM EAW! I DON’T NEED A TITLE TO PROVE IT!

(Tiberius tries to calm himself)

Tiberius: … Anyway, the point is, they’re all wrong. I’m right. They’re guilty, and I am justice. One way or another, I’m gonna get justice for what they’ve done to me. For disrespecting my name. I guarantee it. Let’s go, Judge.

(Tiberius and Judge walk off as a confused Max looks on)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL and is a triple threat match for the EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!

(“Today” By Smashing Pumpkins erupts from the speakers too boos from the fans as Jacob Moore enters draped in an American flag with the words “Operation Chiraqi Freedom” on it.)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing first, from Chicago, Illinois and weighing in at 220 pounds… JACOB MOORE!

Pierre: Our first of two challengers in this match. Having cut his teeth in EAW fighting under the red brand, Jacob was discontented by what he saw as a lack of opportunity. However, since his debut on Showdown Moore has been nothing short of exciting. He pinned the National Elite Champion CLEAN on his first match here before doing the same to Charlie Marr the week after. Now he surely hopes to follow in the footsteps of men like The Pizza Boy and Nico Borġ by using the National Elite Championship, and a move from red to the blue brand, as a platform to elevate his career to the next level.

(“This Charming Man” by The Smiths hits the speakers as Charlie Marr enters. A smug look is worn on his face as he ignores the fans disgust and locks eyes with Jacob Moore. Marr marches down to meet him.)

Fitzpatrick: And his opponent, from London, England and weighing in at 240 pounds… CHARLIE MARR!

Deadprez: I don’t know. In the chaos of a match like this anything could happen and you really need to grow eyes on the back of your head to see it coming. Charlie Marr is perhaps the underdog moving into this match, being the least experienced competitor, but I’ll give him something. Charlie has it all to prove but he relishes the opportunity to prove it and that is exactly the attitude he needs to have. I wouldn’t write him out for sure.

(“Till I Collapse” by Eminem hits the speakers and the crowd erupts into cheers. Nobi runs out energetically onto the stage. He tosses sweatbands and other assorted merch that he is wearing into the crowd as he sprints down the ramp.)

Fitzpatrick: And lastly, hailing from Indonesia and weighing in at 251 pounds… He is your EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! NOBI!!!

Pierre: Of course this conversation is all academic if this guy pulls out the kind of performance that we know he is capable of having. He may be a late bloomer but there is a reason that Nobi is now the champ. Few can match him for raw determination and he seems to just get better and better each week as he grows into the role of Champion.

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: The match begins but it is a cagey affair as the trio are locked in a stand-off of sorts, each waiting to see who will make the first move. Marr turns and speaks something to Moore. HE’S POINTS AT NOBI! Moore nods in assent and it appears that the two challengers are forming a short-term alliance to dispose of the threatening Champion. Nobi is cornered. He’s standing his ground as Moore and M.arr slowly approach. WAIT! Jacob catches Charlie by the wrist and wrenches it back for the hammerlock. FORTUNE FADED!!! MOORE SUCKERS HIM WITH THE SHORT-ARM LARIAT!

Pierre: A shell-shocked Charlie Marr rolls to the outside. Nobi EXPLODES out of the corner, barreling through Moore with a leaping shoulder tackle. But Moore is quick on the recovery. He sweeps the legs out from under Nobi and looks to mount him for the ground and pound. Nobi shoves him away and looks for an opening to scramble free BUT MOORE KICKS HIM SQUARE IN THE CHEST! NOBI IS LAID FLAT OUT AND MOORE IS FEELING THE ADRENALINE! HE’S GOING ON WALKABOUT! THE BOOTS ARE COMING DOWN WITH SHARP, SADISTIC INTENT AS HE PUNISHES THE EXPOSED LIMBS OF THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!

Deadprez: Nobi is recoiling in pain. He attempts again to scamper away but Jacob stomps HARD on his knee and holds the boot there. Jacob catches Nobi by the ankles and hooks boths legs under his arms. HE SITS IN DEEP FOR THE BOSTON CRAB! HE HAS THE CHAMPION RIGHT IN THE CENTRE OF THE RING AS HE LOOKS TO TAP HIM OUT RIGHT HERE AND NOW… RUNNING KNEE!!! MARR HITS THE RING AND LIFTS THE KNEE INTO THE SIDE OF MOORE’S HEAD TO BREAK THE HOLD AND SAVE THE MATCH!

Pierre: Nobi is back to his feet. He rushes Charlie, locking up with one arm and swinging fists at his head with the other. Marr staggers back a few steps under the Champion’s assault. But Marr rallies. He NAILS Nobi with a stinging shoot kick to Nobi’s leg. And another. Another. Marr has found a weak spot with Nobi still recovering from the Boston crab and he is happily exploiting it. Another well-placed kick has Nobi buckling to his knees and Marr pulls him in. He underhooks both arms. MARR’S LOOKING FOR THE QUEEN IS DEAD! HE’S TRYING TO PUT THE CHAMP AWAY EARLY HERE BUT NOBI FIGHTS IT! OH MY!!! NOBI JUST POWERED FREE AND HE SLINGS MARR UP INTO THE FIREMAN’S CARRY. THIS COULD BE BAD FOR THE ENGLISHMAN… BICYCLE KICK!!!

Deadprez: JACOB MOORE SEIZES ON NOBI HAVING HIS HANDS FULL TO BRING HIM DOWN WITH A HUGE KICK TO THE HEAD! Now he turns his attention back to Charlie Marr. MOORE PILES ON WITH WILD FISTS! MARR FIRES BACK WITH SOME SHARP ELBOWS! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!! CHARLIE RATTLES JACOB’S JAW WITH THAT BLOW AND QUICKLY LOOKS TO PRESS THE ADVANTAGE! Irish whip by Marr. Moore rebounds off the ropes AS MARR MOVES IN FOR A CHARING CROSS LARIAT! NO!!! MOORE DIPS UNDERNEATH IT AND SPEEDS PAST SPRINGINGING ONTO THE ROPES! MAGNIFICENT M-DROPKICK!!! NOBI BLINDSIDES MOORE WITH THE DROPKICK AND SENDS HIM TUMBLING TO THE OUTSIDE!

Pierre: Just Marr and the Champion in the ring now. Nobi acts fast to rush Marr but runs straight into a BEAUTIFUL high dropkick from Charlie. Both men scramble to a vertical base AND NOBI HITS BACK WITH THE SHOULDER TACKLE! Nobi hits the ropes as Marr rolls to his feet AND THAT’S A SECOND SHOULDER TACKLE BRINGING MARR DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Charlie is a bit slower rising from that one as Nobi hooks him under the arm. SITOUT HIP TOSS DROPS MARR AGAIN AND NOBI KEEPS HIM COVERED!
Referee: ONE!… TWO!…

Deadprez: Charlie kicks out with authority and sits bolt upright as he determines to fight on. Nobi tries to hold him down and keep the pressure on with a rear chinlock but Charlie is fighting it. Marr up to one knee now. And he DRIVES the elbow into the midsection of Nobi. The National Elite Champion hangs on but Charlie Marr keeps swinging that back into the ribs to try and force the break. Nobi transitions looking eliminate the danger of that arm with a half nelson – but Marr counters with the armdrag. Nobi rolls straight back to his feet before charging straight at Marr… THE HEADMASTER RITUAL! THE HEADMASTER RITUAL! CHARLIE MARR POPS NOBI UP AND SLAMS HIM DOWN HARD INTO THE CENTRE OF THE RING WITH ONE HELL OF A SPINEBUSTER!

Pierre: Marr rises. He is the only man in this match still on his feet and he is looking right pleased with himself. Even cocky. He swaggers over to the corner, climbing up as he taunts the crowd.

Marr (Off Mic): WHAT’S THE MATTER, YOU YANKS!?!? DIDN’T YOU KNOW THAT ALL THE *REAL MEN* ON THIS EARTH COME FROM ACROSS THE POND!?!?

Deadprez: THAT’S RACIST!

Pierre: Ok calm down, it’s not that b-

Deadprez: No Pierre. I don’t care if it’s no dq, you can’t say stuff like that in the year 2018.

Pierre: Right… Well, Marr has evidently heard you because he’s stopped disrespecting the crowd and has instead turned his attention back to Nobi. The National Elite Champion is only up to a knee and is evidently feeling the effects of this match. Meanwhile, Marr is perched. He seems to have something big in mind as looks down upon Nobi, maybe his patented ‘Death or Glory’ diving uppercut… BUT WAIT! MOORE! MOORE’S BACK CLAMBERING UP ONTO THE APRON BESIDE MARR! ENZUIGIRI!!! MOORE HITS A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZUIGIRI FROM THE APRON ON MARR THAT LEAVES CHARLIE STUNNED! JACOB CLIMBS OVER TO MEET HIM IN THE CORNER! HE’S RAINING FISTS DOWN CHARLIE’S SKULL!

Moore (Off Mic): SO YOU THINK YOU ARE A *REAL MAN*, HUH? YOU? THE NEXT NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION… SURE JAN!!!

Deadprez: MOORE PULLS HIM IN AND SLOWLY STANDS MARR UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! BAH GAWD! I THINK HE’S LOOKING FOR A SUPERPLEX! HE’S ABOUT TO SHOW CHARLIE MARR EXACTLY HOW THEY SAY HELLO IN CHIRAQ! BUT NOBI!!! NOBI’S UP TO HIS FEET AND HE SPRINTS OVER TO GET UNDERNEATH JACOB MOORE! HE’S TRYING TO PULL HIM DOWN… POWERBOMB!!! NOBI WITH THE POWERBOMB ON MOORE, WHO IN TURN SUPERPLEXES CHARLIE MARR! THAT IS TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE AND NOW NOBI IS FREE TO COVER JACOB!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!…
Pierre: JACOB POPS THE SHOULDER UP! THIS MATCH IS STILL GOING! NOBI CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE HOPED SO HARD THAT HE HAD IT WON BUT THIS THREE WAY WAR WILL CONTINUE! The National Elite Champion wastes little time moping. He pulls Jacob back up to a knee AND LAYS INTO HIM WITH A HARD RIGHT HAND! JACOB ISN’T RETALIATING BUT NOBI KEEPS SWINGING IN HOPES OF BREAKING THE CHALLENGER DOWN! He now manhandles Jacob to a vertical base and pulls him in… HEADBUTT BY MOORE! HE SEEMED TO CATCH NOBI OFF GUARD BUT THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION RESPONDS WITH A HEADBUTT OFF HIS OWN!

Deadprez: CHRIST! THEY ARE TRADING BLOW FOR BLOW WITH THEIR SKULLS! AT THIS RATE, SOMEBODY IS GOING TO SUFFER SERIOUS BRAIN DAMAGE BEFORE WE GET A WINNER IN THIS MATCH… JACOB STUMBLES BACK! I THINK NOBI HAS HIM… SPINNING BACKFIST! JACOB MOORE LANDS FLUSH AND NOBI LOOKS TO BE SERIOUSLY ROCKED! MOORE HOISTS HIM OVER HIS BACK… ALABAMA SLAM!!! THE ROGUE ELITIST DELIVERS ANOTHER HEAVY BLOW TO THE CHAMPION AS HE CONTINUES TO PRESS FOR VICTORY!

Pierre: WAIT! MARR RUSHES IN! This time Jacob sidesteps it and spins around behind Charlie. INVERTED HEADLOCK BACKBREAKER! Marr drops down clutching his back as Moore corners him against the ropes. SOLID KICK by Moore drives through Charlie Marr’s head. Marr is left rested on the second rope as Moore plants the boot in his back for a vicious rope assisted choke. This is dangerous. Under triple-threat rules, Moore can use the ropes as much as he likes without any fear of disqualification. Charlie’s eyes tell a tale of panic as he struggles to breath. The referee is even pleading with Jacob now but Moore knows full well that there is nothing the official can do about it. MOORE STEPS THE OTHER FOOT ONTO CHARLIE MARR’S BACK! HE IS PUTTING ALL OF HIS BODY WEIGHT INTO THIS CHOKE NOW AND CHARLIE IS FADING FAST!

Deadprez: Thankfully for Marr, Nobi is stumbling back to his feet and has caught Jacob Moore’s attention. Jacob hops off the back of Charlie allowing him to breath once more BEFORE DRAGGING THE ENGLISHMAN UP AND TOSSING HIM THROUGH THE ROPES! Nobi runs in with the clothesline but Jacob ducks it. Both turn on a dime to face each other AND MOORE LEAPS ONTO NOBI TO APPLY THE BODY SCISSORS! He pulls Nobi down and INTO A ROLLING BUTTERFLY LOCK! THE TIGHTROPE!!! IT WAS BY THE TIGHTROPE THAT JACOB MOORE ATTAINED HIS FIRST WIN OVER NOBI, ALBEIT BY LEVERAGING IT INTO A SNEAKY PIN! BUT THIS TIME HE HAS MODIFIED IT! IT COULD NOT BE LOCKED IN TIGHTER WITH THAT ADDED BODYSCISSORS AND WITH MARR STILL STRUGGLING TO CONNECT HIMSELF, NOBI IS ON HIS OWN! MOORE COULD TAP OUT THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION AT ANY MOMENT!!!

Pierre: This is difficult to watch. Nobi looks to be in complete and utter agony, and there is no easy way to get out of the situation that he is in. Jacob Moore has done his part perfectly and now he is just waiting for the final confirmation.

Moore (Off Mic): ASK HIM! ASK HIM, FAM! C’MON, I DON’T HAVE ALL NIGHT!

Pierre: The official obliges. He drops down by Nobi’s head to ask if he wants to submit. Nobi doesn’t answer. In fact… I’m not actually sure he heard. He’s not moving he’s… I-I think he’s passed out. HAVE WE ALREADY GOT A NEW CHAMPION!?!? The official raises Nobi’s hand to check and… OH MY LORD! THE OFFICIAL WINCES! NOBI’S SQUEEZING HIS HAND! HE’S STILL FIGHTING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! NOBI RELEASES HIS GRIP AND WITH THAT APPEARS TO BE HAVING SOMETHING OF A SECOND WIND! HE’S POWERING UP! UP TO HIS FEET, THOUGH JACOB HANGS ON WITH THE LOCK CINCHED IN!

Deadprez: NOBI FORCES AN ARM FREE! I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT IT’S HAPPENED! HE POUNDS AWAY AT JACOB MOORE’S KIDNEY AND JACOB HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO DROP DOWN AND RELEASE HIM ENTIRELY! NOBI HEAVES HIM UP… EMERALD FLOWSION!!! JACOB MOORE IS PLANTED DEAD CENTRE IN THE RING AND NOBI HOPS TO HIS FEET, RAISING A N OPEN HAND HIGH INTO THE AIR! THE CROWD ARE ON THEIR FEET! THEY ARE AS AMAZED AS I AM AS NOBI BENDS OVER JACOB MOORE AND WAVES THE HAND IN FRONT OF HIS FACE!

Pierre: NOBI RACES OFF, REBOUNDING OFF BOTH SIDES OF THE RING BEFORE RETURNING BACK TO THE CENTRE… FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE CONNECTS!!! WHAT A TURNAROUND BY THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! AND NOW THIS MAY BE IT! HE THROWS JACOB UP INTO THE FIREMAN’S CARRY, ABOUT TO PUT HIM AWAY WITH THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT… SUNSET FLIP!!! JACOB COUNTERS AT THE LAST MOMENT AND NOW IT’S NOBI’S SHOULDERS DOWN!!!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!… THRRRRRRR-

Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR SLINGSHOTS OVER THE ROPES TO BREAK IT UP WITH THE ELBOW DROP! THAT WAS TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT AS JACOB MOORE WAS JUST A SPLIT SECOND AWAY FROM BEING NAMED AS NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!

Pierre: Marr follows up with a running knee lift to dispatch the National Elite Champion. But Jacob is seeing red now. HE LUNGES AT CHARLIE WITH A BICYCLE KICK! BUT MARR CATCHES IT! HE’S GOT JACOB EXPOSED… NO! JACOB COUNTERS WITH THE SPIN MULE KICK WHICH SENDS MARR STAGGERING INTO THE CORNER. MOORE RIGHT BACK AFTER HIM WITH A ROLLING WHEEL KICK ALTHOUGH MARR IS ABLE DIVE OUT OF THE WAY. he uses Jacob’s lack of balance after that kick to get in close. SNAP SUPLEX BY CHARLIE MARR! He rolls straight through, keeping a hold on Jacob as he drags him back to his feet. MARR TRIES TO UNDERHOOK BOTH ARMS FOR THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!! BUT JACOB MOORE WON’T LET HIM! MOORE SLIPS FREE…

Deadprez: WHAT THE HELL! MOORE JUST HIT MARR WITH THE LOW BLOW! BUT IT IS ALL LEGAL! CHARLIE MARR DROPS TO HIS KNEES AS JACOB MOORE CLUTCHES BOTH HIS WRISTS… CATCH! MY! DEATH!!! JACOB MOORE JUST KNEED HIM SQUARE IN THE FACE! CHARLIE MARR IS KNOCKED OUT COLD DROPPING CATATONIC TO THE GROUND! BUT JACOB CANNOT REST! THERE’S STILL NOBI! NOBI!!! HE JUST PICKED HIS MOMENT, POUNCING ON JACOB FROM BEHIND AND TOSSING HIM THROUGH THE ROPES! NOW HE JUST NEEDS TO COVER MARR TO STEAL THE WIN! HE DOES IT!!!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!… THREE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Till I Collapse” by Eminem hits the speakers as a jubilant Nobi is handed back his National Elite Championship. A hysterical Jacob Moore is seen pulling at his own hair at ringside as he is being helped to his feet.)

Fitzpatrick: Ladies and gentlemen, your winner AND STILL EAW National Elite Champion… NOBI!!!

Pierre: HE’S DONE IT! Against all odds, Nobi has retained the National Elite Championship after what was a gruelling match for him that surely pushed him to his limits.

Deadprez: It was exhausting just following the excitement of this match, let alone competing in it and going the distance. You have to give it to all of these guys. They brought their all and then some. They never made it easy to guess the winner and Jacob Moore came very very close in the end, alas no cigar. I guess you could say the real winners here are the fans.

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(A video package plays; recapping the feud between Ares Vendetta and Theron Nikolas, from Theron’s war with The Triumvirate to Ares Vendetta attempting to break Theron’s leg in the King of Elite Tournament, to Theron winning the King of Elite Tournament despite all odds, only to be met with Ares Vendetta returning and sitting upon Theron’s new Throne)

(The camera cuts back to the ring where Aaron Fitzpatrick is shown standing in the center of it with a microphone in hand)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Ladies and Gentlemen, this next contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Aaron Fitzpatrick: AND WILL BE CONTESTED INSIDE HELL IN A CELL!!

Deadprez: IT’S TIME!

(“Bloodlust” – ContRoVersy hits as Ares Vendetta slowly makes his way through the curtain followed by Damien Murrow to a CHORUS of boos. He’s wearing Gold and Black tights and a vest with “Kingslayer” printed on the back.)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing first from The Land of the Rising Sun, weighing in tonight at TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN POUNDS!!… HE IS “THE BLACK VULTURE!!”… ARES VEEEEENDDDEEETTTTAAAAA!!!

Pierre: Ladies and Gentlemen, before we get into the thick of things I would like to advise that you put your children to bed. This isn’t going to be pretty; this isn’t going to be fun to watch – this is going to be a war in its purest form. Two men, one you see right now, who hold the intention of ripping the head of the others shoulders. Two men with the intention of making sure the other doesn’t have a career when the bell rings and this cell is raised.

Deadprez: No – keep them up; let them watch this man make Theron Nikolas rue the day he asked for this. Let them watch Ares Vendetta absolutely maul the King of Elite; crush his crown under his boot and leave the man without any ground left to stand on. Theron did this to himself. Theron is the reason Ares is back in this company and the man MUST pay the price of that mistake.

Pierre: What would you have done if someone like Ares tried to end your career and destroy every ligament and tendon in your knee?

Deadprez: If he was fired for the company? I would have went on with my career. I would have left him in the past and reigned strong as the King of Elite – not bring the man back and give him the chance to do it again.

(“I Hope You Suffer” – AFI hits as Theron Nikolas makes his way through the curtain to an ERUPTION of cheers; he wears a white trench coat, plague doctor mask while holding the King of Elite crown in his left hand and resting his umbrella on his shoulder. He stands on the stage looking down at Ares who stands in the ring; Murrow standing outside talking to him.)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing his opponent from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in tonight at ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE POUNDS!!… HE IS THE 2018 KING OF ELITE!!… THERON NIIIIIKKKKKOOOOLLLAAAASSSS!!!

Pierre: There is one thing that I do agree with you about, Deadprez; it’s time for Theron to put up or shut up. This was what he wanted. He wanted Ares Vendetta inside Hell in a Cell. If it wasn’t for Theron – Ares Vendetta wouldn’t have a job. Brian outright refused to reinstate the man until Theron basically promised to end him tonight. He put the weight of the world on his own shoulders, and I’d hate to see what happens if he isn’t able to take Ares down tonight. We’ve seen Theron fight in some tremendous wars throughout the last year; he made his debut a year ago at this very event. But, this is Ares Vendetta in an environment that he’s undoubtedly going to thrive in.

Deadprez: He simply can’t fail tonight. It’s not going to be about what Ares will do to him tonight, but what Brian Daniels is going to do if he fails.

(Theron makes his way up onto the apron and makes up way up into the middle rope, looking into the ring at Ares who has a vile smirk on his face. He takes off the mask and coat off; he hands his umbrella and King of Elite crown to the time keeper before jumping into the ring. The camera pulls back as the cell lowers leaving only Ares, Theron and the referee inside.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Pierre: The bell rings and with it this war begins; both men standing in their respective corners soaking in the atmosphere inside this arena. The two step forward and meet in the middle of the ring with a collar and elbow tie up! Ares quickly powers Theron back into the corner and fires with a right hand! Theron ducks underneath and fires with one of his own! It connects! Theron with a second, and a third! Ares isn’t trapped for long, turning things around and fires with shots of his own! Relentless shots from the longest reigning Answers World Champion in history. Ares grabs the arm of Theron and looks to send him across the ring with an Irish Whip, but Theron manages to turn it around! Theron looks to follow it up, but Ares avoids impact, using the top rope to spring back over Theron – but Theron fires with a spinning back kick to the midsection of The Black Vulture! Ares drops down to a knee and Theron immediately follows with a scissors stomp to the back to the head! A dazed Ares pushes back up to his feet, only to be met by a stiff discus forearm! Theron grabs the arm of Ares and looks to send him across the ring, but Ares holds onto the wrist of Theron and twists! Ares with a kick to the stomach and pulls him in! ARES IS LOOKING FOR THAT PEDIGREE DRIVER EARLY! No, Theron’s able to send him overhead with a back body drop over the top rope! Ares manages to grab onto the top rope and catch himself on the apron! Theron turns around as Ares springboards off the top rope and looks for a knee! Theron ducks underneath! Ares hits the canvas, but rolls through avoiding the impact! Ares smoothly shoots back to his feet and shoots forward! Theron swings for the lariat, but Ares ducks underneath! Ares leaps and springboards off the middle rope! Theron ducks as Ares twists in midair – Sunset flip! Ares takes Theron down to the canvas, but doesn’t look for the pin, instead powering Theron up onto his shoulders!

Deadprez: ARES IS LOOKING TO POWERBOMB THERON OVER THE TOP ROPE AND INTO THE CELL WALL – NO, THERON COUNTERS WITH THE HURRICANRANA AND SENDS ARES THROUGH THE MIDDLE AND TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE! Theron isn’t finished, picking up some momentum off the ropes – BUT ARES SHOOTS BACK INTO THE RING AND CUTS HIM OFF WITH ONE HELL OF A JUMPING SUPERKICK! The impact almost dropping Theron onto the back of his head! He’s not down for long, but he’s absolutely dazed! Ares like a shark the smell blood latches onto Theron AND LAUNCHES HIM THROUGH THE ROPES! THERON FLIES THROUGH THE ROPES AND CRASHES SPINE FIRST INTO THE CELL WALL! Theron’s spine jarring in pain, but Ares Vendetta is far from finished. Theron forces himself back to his feet – BUT ARES IS ALREADY THERE! ARES CHARGES FORWARD AND POWERS THERON OFF HIS FEET AND SLAMS HIM SPINE FIRST INTO THAT UNFORGIVING STEEL WALL! All the wind knocked out of the lungs of Theron, but Ares doesn’t let him drop – AND ARES TURNS AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE RING POST! BACK INTO THE CELL WALL! THE RING POST! THE CELL WALL! BACK INTO THE RING POST AND FINALLY, FINALLY ARES DROPS HIM BACK DOWN TO THE FLOOR! Are you ready, Pierre! It’s already happening! The end of Theron Nikolas! Theron pushing himself up to his hands and knees; his arms are shaking, some damage has to be done to his back. Ares drags him back to his feet and rolls him back into the ring. Ares follows him back into the ribs as Theron defiantly pushes himself back onto his hands and knees! Ares with a punt straight to the ribs! Ares is going to punish Theron! Theron rolling into the corner and uses the ropes to drag himself back to his feet as Ares stalks. Theron’s back up and Ares cracks in the jaw with a running forearm! Theron stumbles out the corner and Ares powers him up onto his shoulders! Theron up into the fireman’s carry position! Theron fights with an elbow to the the side of the head of Ares! A second! A third! Theron manages to fight back to his feet, dropping back behind Ares! Theron locks the waist of Ares! German Suplex!

Pierre: Ares lands on his feet as Theron tries to scramble back up! DARKSTAR! NO, THERON JUST MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! Ares turns around – STANDING BICYCLE KICK! Ares falls back, but the ropes keeps him standing! Theron follows it up with a European Uppercut! Ares fires back with a STIFF forearm! THERON WITH A HEADBUTT THAT HITS ARES RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES! BLOOD ALREADY COMING FROM THE NOSE OF ARES VENDETTA AS THERON PULLS HIM IN! THERON POWERS ARES HIGH INTO THE AIR! HEGEMONIC ORDER!! ARES LANDS ON HIS FEET AND AVOIDS THE KNEE! STEP UP ENZIGURI FROM ARES VENDETTA! THERON DUCKS AND ARES HITS THE CANVAS – AND BEFORE ARES HAS ANY TIME TO REACT THERON DRIVES BOTH FEET INTO THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A STANDING DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP!! Ares’ left face first down on the canvas, but Theron isn’t finished locking the waist of Ares POWERING HIM UP – AND DROPS HIM ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A HIGH ANGLE DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX! THERON HOLDS THE BRIDGE!!

ONE!!… TWO!!… KICKOUT!!

Pierre: Ares kicks out! Theron has done extremely well to get back into this contest; Ares has been pushed straight onto the back foot. Theron is already back to his feet as Ares clutches at the back of his feet; Ares is back to a knee and Theron fires with a shoot kick to the chest! Theron fires with another! Another! Another! Theron will not relent! Another! Theron takes a step back! Blood vessels have broken on the chest of Ares Vendetta from these shots! THERON WITH A ROUNDHOUSE TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF THE BLACK VULTURE! ARES DUCKS! JUMPING KNEE TO THE JAW OF THERON! ARES POWERS THERON UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! USHIGOROSHI! THERON’S BACK OF THE HEAD DROPPED ON THE KNEE OF ARES! Theron left in a seated position, but Ares isn’t finished! Ares hits the ropes and rebounds back! PENALTY KICK! THE BOOT OF ARES VENDETTA CONNECTED STRAIGHT TO THE JAW OF THE KING OF ELITE! Ares thinks about the cover, but opts against it instead rolling out of and searching under the ring for something. You hate to think about what may be going through the mind of Ares Vendetta. Ares reaching under and latches onto something with both hands… a table! Ares dragging out a table and begins to set it up on the outside of the ring. Ares isn’t finished, he goes straight back under the ring and this time pulls out a kendo stick! Theron is stirring in the ring, pushing himself back to a knee. Ares gets back into the ring; look at that devilish smirk cross the man’s face. Theron trying to shake out the cobwebs – BUT ARES FIRES WITH A SHOT TO THE RIBS WITH THAT KENDO STICK! Theron drops back down to his knees in agony – AND ARES FIRES AGAIN, THIS TIME CONNECTING WITH A SHOT STRAIGHT TO THE RIGHT ARM! ARES FIRES AGAIN! ANOTHER SHOT! THE WOOD ALREADY STARTING TO SPLINTER AS ARES RELENTLESS FIRES AWAY AT THE KING OF ELITE!

Deadprez: Ares warned him about what was going to happen inside that cell tonight, Pierre! The skin of Theron already beginning to welt from those shots! Ares takes a step back as Theron clutches at that arm; the man’s a sitting duck! ARES SWINGS FOR A SHOT TO THE HEAD – BUT, THERON DUCKS IT! THERON – OH MY! THERON NIKOLAS LUNGES FORWARD AND DRIVES HIS SHOULDER STRAIGHT INTO THE KNEE OF ARES! DID YOU SEE THE LEG OF ARES VENDETTA BUCKLE? Ares rolling around on the canvas clutching at his knee as Theron forces himself back to his feet. Theron grabs a hold of that kendo stick, but Ares isn’t too far behind him! Ares struggling to stand on that leg, but swings with a wild right hand! Theron cuts him off with a shot to the knee with that kendo stick! Theron fires again! Ares stackers back into the corner as Theron lines him up! Theron charges forward – but drops the kendo stick and slides across the canvas? Theron slides straight under the bottom rope, grabbing Ares’ leg in the process, dropping him chest first to the canvas! Ares trying to get himself free, but Theron drags him back groin first into the ring post! Ares gasping for air after those jewels meet steel, but Theron isn’t done there! Theron still has a hold of that leg AND DRIVES IT STRAIGHT INTO THE POST! ARES SCREAMS IN PAIN WHICH ONLY SEEMS TO BRING JOY TO THE FACE OF THERON!

Pierre: It’s sweet justice for Kingsroad, Deadprez! Ares scratching and clawing his way out of the corner, but Theron hasn’t taken his eyes off him once! Theron shoots up onto the apron and up to the top rope! Ares can barely get any pressure on that knee as Theron stalks from above! Ares is up as Theron leaps! DIVING FRONT DROPKICK TO THE CHEST OF ARES VENDETTA! ARES SENT ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, BUT THERON DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HE’S SLOWING DOWN IN THE SLIGHTEST! ARES DRAGS HIMSELF UP WITH THE HELP ON THE CELL – BUT THE MOMENT HE GETS UP THERON FLIES THROUGH THE ROPES WITH A TOPE SUICIDA! ARES CRASHES BACK ONTO THE CELL DOOR! THERON ISN’T DONE! THE CELL THE ONLY THING KEEPING ARES UPRIGHT AS THERON SHOOTS BACK INTO THE RING! THERON PICKING UP EVEN MORE MOMENTUM! ANOTHER TOPE SUICIDA!! ARES SENT CRASHING BACK INTO THAT CELL DOOR!! ARES FALLS FORWARD, CATCHING HIMSELF ON THE APRON! THERON SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING AND CONTINUES TO MOVE AT A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR!! ARES PUSHES HIMSELF BACK UPRIGHT!! OH MY GOD!! THERON SHOOTING THROUGH THE MIDDLE AND BOTTOM ROPE WITH WHAT CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS A SUICIDE SPEAR, AND THIS TIME BOTH MEN CRASH THROUGH THE DOOR OF THE CELL!! BOTH MEN ARE ON THE CONCRETE FLOORING OUTSIDE OF THE CELL!! THERON CLUTCHES AT THAT SHOULDER THAT WAS PUNISHED BY THAT KENDO STICK EARLIER, POSSIBLY HURTING IT EVEN MORE!! THAT’S HOW FAR THERON IS WILLING TO GO TO MAKE SURE ARES ISN’T ABLE TO GET BACK UP!!

Deadprez: The main thing right now is who’s going to be the first back to their feet, Pierre; Theron may have done just as much damage to himself as he did to Ares by throwing caution to the wind. Theron luckily still seems in the better condition of the two; he’s the first back to his feet, but not by much! Theron meets Ares with a right hand! Ares staggers back up the ramp; Theron throws another, but Ares fires back with a European Uppercut! Theron returns with an Uppercut of his own! Ares with another – but, Theron counters with boot to that targeted knee! Ares staggers away, but that knee slows him down. This game plan from Theron has been absolutely perfect! Ares nears the top of the ramp as Theron continues to stall; Ares is back to his feet AND TURNS STRAIGHT BACK INTO THE HANDS OF THERON NIKOLAS WHO SENDS HIM CRASHING HEAD AND SHOULDER FIRST INTO LED PROJECTION BOARD! Ares bounces away and drops down to the steel grating as Theron continues to look to punish Ares Vendetta! Ares is up! A right hand from Theron! Ares stumbles back! A second right hand! A third! Each shot pushing Ares back closer to the edge of the stage! Theron with a European Uppercut! Ares still remains on his feet! The man could fall back any second! THERON FIRES WITH A WICKED HEADBUTT! ARES DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE; BARELY ANYTHING KEEPING THE MAN REMAINING ON THE STAGE!! THERON CHARGES FORWARD – OH MY GOD!! ARES COUNTERS!! THERON NIKOLAS SENT FLYING OFF THE STAGE AND SENT INTO THE TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT BELOW WITH A BACK BODY DROP!! THERON NIKOLAS SWALLOWED BY THAT BLACK ABYSS BELOW AS ARES FALLS BACK FORWARD ONTO HIS HANDS AND KNEES!!

(The camera cuts to a replay of Ares Vendetta sending Theron Nikolas off the stage with a back body drop.)

Pierre: YOU CAN SEE THERON LAYING IN THE DEBREE, THE MAN HAS NOT MOVED AN INCH! Ares hasn’t looked back once; referee and personal checking on Theron as Ares crawls across the stage and back down to the ring. That knee must be in some serious pain, but he may have just ended Theron Nikolas’ night in one swift move. They’re calling for more help for Theron; the man must have fallen a good ten feet there. Ares lays on the ramp taking in those deep breaths, trying to recover; those personnel are speaking to the referee of this Hell in a Cell match – he wants to call it. The referee making his way back down to the ring – don’t tell me that this thing is going to end like this! Wait! WAIT! LOOK! THERON IS DRAGGING HIMSELF OUT OF THE WRECKAGE! Damien Murrow screaming at Ares, telling the man that Theron’s still moving! Ares dragging himself back to his feet and looks over at Theron who defiantly crawls over to the ramp. Ares trying to get the blood flowing in that knee, but he needs to keep the pressure on his opponent. What? Ares turns his back on Theron and makes his way towards the cell. Ares standing at the door and looks up; it’s a long, long way up there! AND ARES BEGINS TO CLIMB! ARES VENDETTA LOOKING TO MAKE HIS WAY TO THE TOP OF THAT HELL IN A CELL! THERON FINALLY SEES ARES MAKING THE CLIMB AS HE LEANS ON THE RAMP; THERON PUSHES HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET AS ARES REACHES THE TOP AND ROLLS ONTO THE ROOF OF THE CELL! THE REFEREES TRYING TO GET IN THE WAY OF THERON, BUT THERON PUSHES HIS WAY PAST THEM! THERON’S NOT GOING TO LET ANYTHING STOP HIM!! ARES GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AND INVITES THERON UP!! THERON DOESN’T HESITATE! THERON LIMPS DOWN THE RAMP TO THE CELL AND BEGINS TO CLIMB! ARES STANDS WAITING AS THERON FORCES HIMSELF THROUGH THE PAIN! THERON’S ABOUT HALF WAY UP THE CELL AS ARES STANDS ON THE EDGE LOOKING DOWN; THERON’S CLIMBING STRAIGHT INTO A BAD SITUATION!

Deadprez: Theron is climbing straight into one hell of a fall, Pierre. Theron grabs onto the top of the cell and Ares immediately stomps on his hand! Theron let’s go of the steel bar, but still has the other hand holding onto the mesh. A vile smile crosses the face of Ares as he continues to dare Theron to try. Theron reaches up again, but Ares is ready! Another stomp to the hand – No! Theron uses the hand to latch onto the ankle of Ares Vendetta! Look at the panic in the eyes of Ares Vendetta! THERON PULLS THE LEG OUT OF ARES! OH MY GOD!! OH MY GOD!! THERON PULLS ARES OFF THE TOP!! ARES JUST, JUST ABLE TO CATCH HIMSELF ON THE BAR THAT RUNS ACROSS THE EDGE OF THE ROOF OF THAT HELL IN A CELL!! BOTH MEN TRAPPED NEXT TO EACH OTHER!! WE MAY BE ABOUT TO SEE THE END OF A CAREER BEFORE OUR EYES!! THERON FIRES WITH A KICK TO THE LOWER BACK OF ARES VENDETTA!! ARES WITH ONE OF HIS OWN!! THERON WITH ANOTHER!! ARES WITH A HEADBUTT!! THERON’S LEGS ALMOST FALL OUT FROM UNDER HIM AND ARES LIFTS HIMSELF BACK UP ONTO THE TOP OF THE CELL!! THERON FIGHTS THROUGH AND USES THE SLIGHT OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO THE TOP OF THE CELL ALSO!! BOTH MEN PUSHING THEMSELVES TO THEIR FEET; ARES IS UP FIRST AND FIRES WITH A RIGHT HAND!! THERON FIRES BACK WITH A FOREARM!! ARES WITH A FOREARM!! THERON!! ARES!! THERON!! BOTH MEN TRADING UNFORGIVING SHOTS TO THE HEAD; BOTH MEN REFUSING TO FALL!! ARES WITH A FOREARM!! FOLLOWS WITH ANOTHER BRUTAL SHOT BEFORE THERON CAN RETALIATE!! THERON IS STUNNED, DROPPING DOWN TO A KNEE!! SAIKA KICK!! THERON JUST MANAGES TO DODGE AND CONNECTS FLUSH TO THE JAW WITH A JUMPING KNEE!! ARES BEGINS TO FALL BACK, BUT THERON LATCHES ONTO THE ARM, NOT ALLOWING HIM TO DROP!! THERON PULLS HIM IN!! THERON POWERS ARES HIGH INTO THE AIR LOOKING FOR THE HEGEMONIC ORDER!! BUT, ARES TWISTS IN MID AIR AND COUNTERS WITH A BACKSTABBER!! THERON’S SPINE JARS IN PAIN AS HE STUMBLES BACK TO HIS FEET!! ARES ISN’T DONE!! ARES POWERS THERON UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS IN THAT ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION!! MERCY SEAT!! THE BACK OF THERON’S HEAD DROPPED ONTO THE STEEL CELL!! BOTH MEN LAYING THERE; BOTH MEN HAVE TO BE ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED, BUT ARES VENDETTA REMAINS IN THE BOX SEAT!!

Pierre: Two MAJOR blows to Theron Nikolas; thrown off the stage and now driven head first into that unforgiving steel roof of that Hell in a Cell structure – the only benefit about the position that Theron’s in is that he can only be pinned or submitted in the ring. Look at Ares; the man’s laughing! He knows he has Theron exactly where he wants him. The man said that this cell was his kingdom and Theron is learning what happens if you’re to step foot in it. Ares is back to his feet and begins to drag Theron back up. You can hear the screams from Damien Murrow; finish him. End him – AND I THINK ARES AGREES! ARES PULLS HIM IN AND LOCKS BOTH OF THE ARMS!! DON’T DO IT, ARES; YOU’RE GOING TO BREAK THE MAN’S NECK!! NO!! NO!!!!!!! PEDIGREE DRIVER ONTO THE TOP OF THE CELL!!!!!!!! THERON COUNTERS!!! THERON TWISTS OUT!!! TOUCH OF HEROINE!!!!!!!! ARES DUCKS UNDERNEATH!! SUPERKICK!! BANG!! ARES CONNECTS RIGHT UNDER THE JAW WITH A SUPERKICK!!! THERON DOESN’T DROP!! THERON REFUSING TO FALL AS ARES LOOKS ON ALMOST IN DISBELIEF!! THERON EXTENDS HIS ARMS AND ASKS IF THIS IS THE BEST ARES HAS!! ARES WITH A FOREARM!! ANOTHER!! ANOTHER!! ARES HAS SNAPPED!! ARES DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO THE STOMACH OF THE KING OF ELITE!! THERON STUMBLING BACK CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE EDGE OF THE CELL!! THE MAN CAN BARELY STAND AS PURE HATRED FILLS THE EYES OF ARES VENDETTA!! ARES HAS FULL INTENTION OF WATCHING THERON FALL TO HIS OWN DEMISE!! THE ONLY THING THAT’S GOING TO BREAK THERON’S FALL IS THE STEEL RAMP BELOW!! ARES WITH A RIGHT HAND!! THERON COULD FALL BACK AT ANY MOMENT!! LOOK AT ARES!! DON’T TELL HE’S GOING TO DO THIS!! ARES IS MIMICKING HIS LONG TIME RIVAL; THE EAW CHAIRMAN!! ARES ISN’T ABOUT TO TRY SPEAR THERON OFF THE TOP!! ARES CHARGES FORWARD — SICK KICK!!!!!! THERON CUTS HIM OFF WITH A SICK KICK THAT TURNS ARES VENDETTA INSIDE OUT!! ARES STUMBLES BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT HE’S DEFINITELY STUNNED!! THERON MEETS HIM WITH A KICK TO THE CHEST!! HE FIRES FOR A SECOND!! A THIRD!! ARES SWINGS WITH A WILD RIGHT HAND, BUT THERON DUCKS UNDERNEATH AND SCOOP ARES UP INTO THE FIREARM’S CARRY POSITION!! FIREMAN’S CARRY SLAM CONNECTS!!

Deadprez: Ares driven spine first into the top of the cell, but Theron may not have the energy left to continue! Ares still with enough wherewithal to roll away; Ares looking to get out of dodge, rolling across to the edge of the cell and begins to make his way down. Theron pushes himself up to his hands and knees and sees Ares; Theron forces himself back to his feet and begins to follow! Theron refusing to let Ares get away. Theron makes his way over and begins to make his way down! The problem here is that once Theron reaches the bottom, Ares is going to be there waiting! Ares is about halfway down, but Theron isn’t too far behind! Theron looking down as Ares continues to descend — HOLY–

(Static is heard is both Pierre and Deadprez scramble out of the way.)

Deadprez: OH MY GOD!! OH MY GOD!! THERON NIKOLAS DROPPING FROM ABOVE ARES VENDETTA AND CATCHES HIM WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! ARES VENDETTA CRASHES STRAIGHT THROUGH OUR ANNOUNCERS TABLE!!!!!! ARES HAS BEEN BROKEN IN HALF AS THERON LAYS THERE; THE MAN PUT HIMSELF IN MAJOR, MAJOR RISK AND IT PAID OFF IN ITS FULLEST!! ARES ISN’T MOVING AS THE KING OF ELITE PAINFULLY SITS UP AND PUSHES HIMSELF BACK UP AGAINST THE CELL!! THERON JUST SITTING THERE LOOKING AT ARES VENDETTA WHO LAYS THERE IN AN ABSOLUTE HEAP!!

Pierre: Now Theron has to get the man into the ring; Theron forces himself back to his feet and makes his way over to Ares. Theron trying to power Ares back up, but the man is deadweight at this point. Good god almighty that was one hell of a landing. Theron finally gets Ares back up and powers him up onto his shoulders! Theron carrying Ares Vendetta around the cell and back through the broken door! Theron rolls Ares Vendetta back into the ring! Theron slowly rolls back into after him and crawls into the cover!

ONE!!!!!…. TWO!!!!!…. THR–

Pierre: WHAT?! DAMIEN MURROW JUST PULLED THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING!! DAMIEN MURROW JUST SAVED HIS CLIENT!! THERON DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED; DAMIEN MURROW IMMEDIATELY DROPPING OUT OF VIEW AS THERON SITS THERE!! THE REFEREE STANDING ON THE OUTSIDE — OH!! ARES VENDETTA WITH A CRUCIFIX!! HE ROLLS THERON BACK OVER ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!! THE REFEREE SHOOTS BACK INTO THE RING AND COUNTS!!

ONE!!!!!…. TWO!!!!!…. THRE-KICKOUT!!!

Pierre: THERON ROLLS BACK AND SHOOTS BACK TO HIS FEET; ARES GETS TO A KNEE – AND THERON ALMOST TAKES HIS HEAD OFF WITH A ROUNDHOUSE!! ARES SENT ROLLING INTO THE CORNER AND DRAGS HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET!! THERON MEETS HIM WITH A RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! ARES CRUSHED BACK INTO THE CORNER!! THERON DOESN’T SLOW DOWN, CHARGING BACK ACROSS THE RING AND SHOOTS BACK CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER!! ARES STAGGERS OUT OF THE CORNER AND THERON LOCKS THE WRIST!! THERON HAS ARES IN POSITION!!! TOUCH OF HEROINE!!!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!! ARES GOES DOWN AS THERON STANDS THERE; THAT WRIST STILL LOCKED TIGHT!! THERON IS DRAGGING ARES BACK UP!! THERON LOOKING FOR THAT KILLER BLOW!!! THERON TRAPS HIM AGAIN!! TOUCH!! OF!! HEROINE!!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!!! THE IMPACT ALMOST FOLDING ARES VENDETTA LIKE A FREAKING LAWN CHAIR!!!! THERON FALLS INTO THE COVER!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!…. TWO!!!!!!!!!!…. KICKOUT!!!!!!!

Deadprez: IT’S NOT ENOUGH!! ARES KICKS OUT!! ARES KICKS OUT!!!!!

(The camera cuts to a shot of Theron laying chest first down on the canvas; a look of complete disbelief covers his face as the sound from the crowd bounces off the walls of the arena.)

Deadprez: DO YOU SEE THAT LOOK, PIERRE?! THAT’S THE LOOK OF A MAN WITH NO ANSWERS!! THAT’S THE LOOK OF A MAN THAT’S ACCEPTED DEFEAT!! HE HIT ARES WITH HIS BEST SHOT NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE AND ARES STILL KICKED OUT!!

Pierre: Theron pushes himself back up to his feet and grabs onto Ares Vendetta, dragging him over into the corner before making his way onto the apron and climbing up to the top! If those Touch of Heroine’s weren’t enough to keep Ares down, he’s going deeper into the bag and you have to think he’s looking for the move that won him that crown! Ares has BARELY moved since kicking out; it may have been nothing more than instinct at this point. Theron is breathing heavy; exhaustion beginning to set in. He steadied himself on the top rope before looking down at the still motionless Ares Vendetta! THERON LEAPS!! HAIL TO THE KING!!!!! ARES MOVES!!! THERON LANDS ON HIS FEET AND TURNS — SPEEEEEEEAAAAARRRRR!!!!!!!!! ARES VENDETTA ALMOST BREAKS THERON IN HALF WITH ONE HELL OF A SPEAR!! LOOK!! DAMIEN MURROW!! MURROW JUST SLID A CHAIR INTO THE RING!! ARES GRABS IT AS HE PUSHES HIMSELF BACK UP!! THERON CLUTCHING AT HIS RIBS AS ARES GETS BACK TO HIS FEET!! ARES CRACKS THAT CHAIR STRAIGHT INTO THE SPINE OF THERON!! AGAIN!! AGAIN!! AGAIN!!!!!! ARES LOOKING TO BREAK THAT CHAIR OVER THE BACK OF THE KING OF ELITE!! ARES USING THE FACE OF THE CHAIR!! NOW THE EDGE!!! ANY PIECE OF THAT CHAIR, ARES VENDETTA PLANS ON USING IT!! ARES FINALLY TOSSES THE CHAIR ASIDE AND DRAGS THERON BACK TO HIS FEET!! ARES PULLS THERON IN!! WE MAY BE ABOUT TO SEE THE END OF THERON NIKOLAS!! PEDIGREE DRIVER!!!!!!!!! ARES VENDETTA DRIVES THERON DOWN HEAD FIRST INTO THE CANVAS!!! ARES WITH THE COVER!!

ONE!!!!!!!…. TWO!!!!!!!…. THREE-KICKOUT!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: WHAT?!

Pierre: I DON’T BELIEVE IT!! BAH GAWD ALMIGHTY, I DO NOT BELIEVE IT!! THERON NIKOLAS JUST KICKED OUT OF THE PEDIGREE DRIVER!! THE ONLY OTHER MAN TO DO SO WAS THE PIZZA BOY AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION OVER A YEAR AGO!! ARES JUST SITS THERE LOOKING AT DAMIEN MURROW!! THE LOOK ON THE FACE OF ARES IS ONE I DO NOT BELIEVE I HAVE EVER SEEN ON THE MAN!! THERON’S ARM REMAINS IN THE AIR, A SIGNAL TO ARES VENDETTA THAT THERE’S STILL SOMETHING LEFT DEEP DOWN INSIDE THE MAN!! Ares pushes himself back to his feet and stands over Theron. Ares screaming at the man; stay down. We know that Theron isn’t going to do that, no matter who advised him to do so. Theron grabbing onto the rights of Ares Vendetta, using his opponent to drag himself back up. Each from of effort causing a tremendous amount of pain to shoot through his body. Ares looking down; he could end this whenever he wants — AND THERON ALMOST SLAPS THE TASTE OUT OF HIS MOUTH!! ARES STAGGERS BACK AS A LOOK OF PURE FURY CROSSES HIS FACE!! ARES SHOOTS FORWARD – THERON POPS HIM UP INTO THE AIR!! FEUER FREI?!!!!!! VERY EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO ARES VENDETTA!! ARES FALLS BACK INTO THE ROPES – AND REBOUNDS BACK WITH A BICYCLE KNEE!!!!!! THERON’S LEGS FALL OUT FROM UNDER HIM!! ARES IS DONE!! ARES FORCES THERON BACK UP AND PULLS HIM IN AGAIN!! THERE’S NO WAY THAT THERON COULD WITHSTAND ANOTHER!! PEDIGREE DRIVER!!!!!!! THERON COUNTERS WITH A BACK BODY DROP!!!!! ARES HITS THE CANVAS AS THERON SHOOTS INTO THE CORNER!! ARES IS BACK UP – VALAR MORGHULIS!!!!!! THE KNEE DRIVEN INTO THE SKULL OF ARES VENDETTA!! THERON SAID HE WAS DOING THIS FOR LANNISTER!! THIS FOR BRIAN DANIELS!! FOR EVERY PERSON THAT ARES VENDETTA HAS DONE WRONG THROUGHOUT OF ENTIRE CAREER!!!! THERON CALLS FOR THE END!!! ARES STUMBLES BACK ONTO HIS FEET – AND RIGHT INTO THE GRASP OF THERON!!! ISSHUN SENGEKI!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: WOW!!!! ARES CAUGHT HIM!!! WHAT A COUNTER!!! JUMPING TOMBSTONE!!!!! THERON SPIKED DIRECTLY ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD!!!! ARES ROLLING ONTO THE APRON AND USES THE ROPES TO DRAG HIMSELF UP TO HIS FEET!!!! ARES IS LOOKING TO HEAD TO THE TOP; POSSIBLY FOR THE MOVE THAT HAS WON HIM COUNTLESS MATCHES IN THE PAST!!! ARES FINALLY GETS TO THE TOP – BUT THERON!!!! THERON SHOOTS BACK TO HIS FEET AND UP THE CORNER!!!! AVALANCHE BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!!! BOTH MEN CRASHING DOWN TO THE CANVAS, BUT ARES SEEMS WORSE OFF!!! THERON PUSHES HIMSELF BACK UP TO HIS FEET… AND GRABS ONTO THAT CHAIR FROM EARLIER!! THERON LOOKING TO EXACT A LITTLE REVENGE!!! LOOK!! MURROW IS UP ON THE APRON!!! JESUS!!!! THERON NIKOLAS JUST CRACKED THAT CHAIR OVER THE HEAD OF DAMIEN MURROW!!! MURROW FALLS BACK OFF THE APRON AND BACK THROUGH THE TABLE SET UP BY ARES VENDETTA EARLIER TONIGHT!!! THERON HAS JUST TAKEN OUT ONE MAJOR FACTOR!!! Theron tosses the chair aside; he wants to take Ares out with his own hands. Ares pushes himself back to a knee and Theron fires with a shoot kick to the chest! Another! Another! Another! Theron Nikolas paying homage to the man that gave him the match he wanted! Theron lighting up the chest of The Black Vulture! Theron takes a step back AND FIRES WITH A ROUNDHOUSE!!!! NO, ARES DUCKS UNDERNEATH AND POPS UP TO HIS FEET!!! SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX!!! THERON DROPPED ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!!! THE MOMENTUM SENDS HIM UP BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT ARES IS THERE IS POWER HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!!! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER STRAIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!!! THERON SLOWLY ROLLS OUT OF THE CORNER AS ARES SHOOTS ONTO THE APRON!!! THERON IS BARELY RESPONSIVE!!! ARES CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE; THIS WAR IS FINALLY ABOUT TO MEET ITS END!!! ARES LOOKS DOWN AT THERON AS THAT VILE SMILE CROSSES HIS FACE ONCE MORE!!! METEORA!!!!!!!!! DIVING DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP TO THE KING OF ELITE!!!!!! ARES GOT ALL OF IT!!!! ARES COVERS!!!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!…. TWO!!!!!!!!!…. KICKOUT!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: DAMN IT!! DAMN IT!! DAMN IT!!

Pierre: JUST STAY DOWN, THERON!! IT’S NOT WORTH LOSING YOUR CAREER OVER!! ARES HAS SNAPPED!! ARES MOUNTING THERON AND BEGINS TO RAIN DOWN THOSE CLOSED FISTED SHOTS TO THE HEAD!!! ARES ISN’T GOING TO STOP UNTIL THERON HAS BEEN BEATEN INTO ABSOLUTE UNCONSCIOUSNESS!! ARES SHOOTS BACK TO HIS FEET; THOSE SHOTS HAVE OPENED UP A CUT ON THE FOREHEAD OF THE KING OF ELITE!! ARES STEPS BACK INTO THE CORNER AND SCREAMS FOR THERON TO GET BACK UP!!! THERON DEFIANTLY, SLOWLY PUSHES HIMSELF BACK TO A KNEE!!! DARKSTAR!!!!!!!! THAT STEP UP KNEE STRIKE TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF THERON NIKOLAS!!! ARES IS SHAKING HIS HEAD; HE’S NOT DONE!! ARES DRAGS THERON BACK UP TO A KNEE!!!! DARKSTAR!!!!!!! THIS TIME ARES DRIVES THAT KNEE STRAIGHT INTO THE TEMPLE OF THERON NIKOLAS!!!!! THE REFEREE TRYING TO CHECK ON THERON, BUT ARES SHOVES HIM OUT OF THE WAY!!!! ARES DRAGS THERON BACK UP AND PULLS HIM IN!!! ARES HAS TO PHYSICALLY HOLD THE KING OF ELITE UP!!! PEDIGREE DRIVER!!!!! I DON’T BELIEVE I’VE EVER SEEN ARES VENDETTA HIT IT SO EMPHATICALLY!!!!! ARES ROLLS THERON ONTO HIS SHOULDERS AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!….. TWO!!!!!!!!!!!….. THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Bloodlust” – ContRoVersy hits as Ares rolls off of the motionless Theron Nikolas. Both men lay on the canvas as the cell slowly begins to rise.)

Fitzpatrick: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH… ARES VEEEEENNNDDDEEEEETTTTTAAAAA!!!!!!

Pierre: We knew that this was going to be one hell of a war, but I don’t think that we expected that. Both men putting each other through absolute hell, but Ares Vendetta has done it. Ares Vendetta has beaten the King of Elite.

Deadprez: I told you what was going to happen before the bell rang, Pierre! Ares Vendetta DESTROYS Theron Nikolas! Theron has still barely moved after the bell!

(Ares pushes himself back to his feet and stumbles back into the ropes, grabbing onto the top rope to remain standing. Medical staff rush into the ring and begin to check on Theron as Ares rolls out of the ring and limps up the ramp.)

Pierre: Both men have taken years off the others career; you have to wonder what’s going through the mind of Brian Daniels right now. He agreed to bring Ares back through Theron’s promise to end the man inside that structure. The worst may be yet to come for the man after falling short, but by god what a war that was.

(“Bloodlust” fades out as the camera cuts back to the ring as officials help Theron sit up. The thousands in attendance give the man a standing ovation. He slowly pushes himself back to his feet as officials advise him to stay down, but he pushes them away.)

Pierre: Defiant until the end.

(Theron drops back down to his hands and knees, rolling out of the ring. He slowly makes his way up the ramp. He stops on the stage, taking a look back over his shoulder as he grits his teeth. He slowly limps through the curtain as the camera cuts elsewhere.)

(A camera is shown on The Heart Break Gal in a Doctor’s Office backstage, visibly favoring her neck)

Pierre: After that brutal assault from The High Rollerz earlier tonight and even the match itself, you have to wonder if she’ll even be able to COMPETE tonight, let alone win! The Heart Break Gal is as determined and strong-willed as they come, but surely even she has her limits!

Deadprez: No doubt, I can’t imagine what kind of pain her body is in after what happened earlier tonight, but she made her bed and now she has to lie on it, Pierre. She’s got a huge challenge ahead of her and she’ll be lucky to walk out of it with a career left. But she’s not the only one facing a risk like that either, because we’re gonna find out next if her partner will be able to pull off a miracle as well after that contest!

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(A recap of the past couple of weeks play including Cameron and Keelan’s first match during the King of Elite tournament. Keelan wins to go on to the finals. Meanwhile, Cam defeats Stark to win the EAW Openweight Championship for Voltage at King of Elite. Later, Cam is moved to Showdown as a result of the company-wide shakeup. Keelan earns the right to face Cam for the Openweight Championship while exhibiting a darker persona after his King of Elite loss. He’s seen yelling at Madison Kaline in the hallway. Meanwhile Cam has her hands full at Showdown. The match card shows one more time before the match begins)

(“Oblivion” by 30 Seconds to Mars play as Keelan walks out wearing a black “Keelan Killjoy” shirt with his attire. He stands on stage for a moment and calmly walks down the ramp)

Pierre McGuinness: Tonight marks the second time Keelan and Cameron Ella Ava fight in a singles match.

Deadprez: In their last exchange, Keelan got over! That combined with Cam not fighting at full strength must have him feeling confident tonight!

Pierre: Either way, Cameron shouldn’t be underestimated! I doubt Keelan would be that foolish anyhow!

(Keelan climbs into the ring, and takes off his t-shirt. ““ULTRAnumb” (Exterminated Remix) by Blue Stahli plays as Cameron Ella Ava comes out to a roaring crowd. She has the EAW Openweight Championship around her waist with the blue Showdown strap. She nods her head at the crowd a few times and walks down the ramp)

Pierre: Here is is, the woman of the hour, Cameron Ella Ava!

Deadprez: Cameron has been pulling double time tonight between fighting the High Rollerz and preparing for this match!

Pierre: Cam doesn’t what Keelan to see what kind of toll the tag match took on her! Walk in strong and come out a survival!

(Cameron comes into the ring and holds up her championship for everyone to see. Gives gives it to the ref who is standing next to Aaron Fitzpatrick)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following match is scheduled for one fall-

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Aaron: And it is for the EAW Openweight Championship!
(Aaron pauses to let the fans cheer)

First, the challenger! Fighting out of Gold Coast, Australia! Weighing in at 21lbs poounds…”The Killer” Keelan!

(Keelan gives Cameron of of his signature mischievous smiles.)

Aaron: And the champion! From Los Angeles, California! Weighing in at 130lbs… your EAW Openweight Champion…Cameron Ella Ava!

(Cam raises her fist. The ref shows the title, gives it to ringside staff and calls for the bell)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Pierre: This match is underway! All week these two went at it on social media and now it’s time to see who can walk the walk!

Deadprez: Both has a significant amount of experience in this business, but it’s Cam who’s used to wrestling on the big stage. She has no qualms wrestling men twice her size!

Pierre: Keelan realizes this as well, judging by his careful approach. He might be stronger than Cam, but she’s one of the craftiest grapplers we’ve seen in EAW! Keelan’s inching close for a test of strength; Cameron readily accepts it – she quickly maneuvers around Keelan for a single leg takedown! The Killer kicks away the Goddess before she could do anymore damage!

Deadprez: This is smart- Cam is carefully calling her shots. Though she fought the likes of big men like Scott Diamond, she needs to tread carefully. She’s allowing Keelan to carefully get to his feet against the ropes- low dropkick to the knees and Keelan’s back on the mat!

Pierre: Keelan attempts to kick his opponent away, but Ava blocks it and pulls him away from the ropes! She’s immediately going for the Ava Lock but Keelan flights out of it! He dodges the pele kick but Cam does a full backflip for a quick recover! She flips out of the Aussie’s German Suplex attempt! Calf kick to the back of Keelan’s head!

Deadprez: Cam is learning from her mistakes since the last time they met in the ring. She follows up with a knee drop, smashing the Killer’s prone head against the canvas! She’s not finished there as she’s putting those legs to good use with a headscissors lock! Keelan’s moving about, trying to free himself! Cam has the hold locked in tight, but Keelan is lifting her onto her shoulders! Cameron slips away before Keelan could pull off his Dead by Deadlight finisher!

Pierre: Cam closes in – SUPERKICK TO THE FACE! It looks like lights out for Cameron as Keelan makes the first cover!

Ref: OOOOONEEEEE-

Pierre: Cam kicks out at one!

Deadprez: One out of nowhere superkick isn’t going to keep The Goddess down! Keelan should know better than that!

Pierre: Looks like The Killer wants this match over as quickly as possible! He applies the bridging crossface! Cam’s neck is yanked back in the center of the ring! It looks like he has Ava dead to rights! Her body is nearly folded in half from the sheer pressure he’s applying to the neck and back! The Goddess is trying to crawl to a corner, but it’s almost next to impossible to do so at this point!
Deadprez: It looks like another win for Keelan-

Pierre: Cam’s crawling like a madwoman to the ropes! Keelan’s feet are sliding along the canvas! Cameron is reaching out for the ropes! Keelan’s feet pushes off the bottom rope to prevent the rope break! Both are rolling away from the ropes and Cam slips out! Keelan attempts another bridging crossface- SURPRISE BACK SUPLEX BY CAMERON! What strength from The Goddess of Showdown! She’s back on her feet and swings for a soccer kick – Keelan ducks! The Killer kip-ups and tosses Cam through the ropes!

Deadprez: Ava took a nasty fall to the outside, landing awkwardly on her right arm! Keelan catches his breath for a moment as Cam gets to her feet and – SPRINGBOARD FLYING FOREARM TO THE OUTSIDE! WHAT HEIGHT AND POWER BEHIND THAT MOVE! CAM IS ON HER BACK AND ISN’T MOVING!

Pierre: The Killer is keeping his prey on the ropes; he’s not letting her get an ounce of breathing room in this match-up! Keelan takes in the boos of the crowd as he stretches out his arms in acceptance! Meanwhile, Cam is barely stirring!

Deadprez: Cam is lucky no count outs are in effect during Openweight title matches. Then again, maybe it’s not such a good thing because Keelan expression shows he has sinister things in mind for his former Voltage rival! He lifts The Goddess over his shoulders and makes a beeline for the barricade! Wait! Cam slips out from behind and pushes Keelan into the barricade! The Killer’s shoulder collides against the padded steel! Cameron is taking a moment to gauge the situation as Keelan is pulling himself up against the barricade-

Cam: (yelling) AAAARRRGGGGHHHH!

Pierre: CAMERON JUST SPEARED KEELAN THROUGH THE BARRICADE! OH MY GOD!

(An instant replay shows Cameron running full speed as she tackles Keelan, knocking down a portion of the barricade in the process. After the replay, the camera zooms in on the prone bodies of Cameron Ella Ava and Keelan amidst the ‘Holy Shit!’ chants amongst the surrounding crowd)

Pierre: We’re witnessing a prelude to Armageddon right now! Cameron took a gamble and it paid off as she sends her opponent crashing through the fourth wall!

Deadprez: They’re in fan territory now as both competitors are giving it their all to get back on their feet! Cam send a foot directed at Keelan’s jaw, knocking back into a pile of chairs! Security’s doing their best to separate the crowd from the carnage they’re witnessing! Cam’s not finished as she unfolds a chair and grabs Keelan by the head in the snapmare position! Time to take The Killer to Bitch Camp-

Pierre: SKYPOINT DRIVER!! SKYPOINT DRIVER!! KEELAN JUST COUNTERED WITH A BACK SUPLEX INTO A SPUN-OUT POWERBOMB INTO A PILE OF CHAIRS! THEY’RE DESTROYING THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER OUT THERE!

(The crowd goes into a mix of “Holy Shit” and “This is Awesome!” chants as Cameron lays lifeless atop a pile of broke steel chairs. Keelan gets to her feet with bloodlust written across his face)

Pierre: The man formerly known as Cetinich has shifted the paradigm of this match! His opponent, Cameron Ella Ava looks like she was just taken to the woodshed!

Deadprez: That’s all fine and dandy with your social media feud references, but Keelan now has to focus on getting Cam back into the ring and make that cover! He’s so close to becoming Voltage’s second and official Openweight Champion! He grabs Cameron by the arm and starts dragging her back to the ring!

Pierre: Why isn’t he carrying her?

Deadprez: Possibly to avoid her slipping from his grasp- ouch! Her head hit one of the chairs as he drags Ava over the broken barricade and along the cold, unforgiving floor! The audience is becoming more audibly displeased, but Keelan dismisses it with a wave of his hand.

Keelan: (yells) You think she cares about you!? She ran from Voltage the moment she lost to me! Just like she ran from Empire when she lost her world title! She’s a coward!

Pierre: Ooo! Keelan stomps at Cam’s face!

Keelan: A liar!

Pierre: Another stomp!

Keelan: (aussie accent intensifies) A CUNT!

Pierre: A third! Someone stop this match! He’s trying to kill and demean the Goddess of Showdown! Our show!

Deadprez: Keelan’s flipping the bird in your direction!

Pierre: You’re sitting right next to me.

Deadprez: Nah, that’s all you bruh.

Pierre: Well whatever dastardly plan this so-called Killer has, it’ll take more than – what this!?
Deadprez: WHEELBARROW SUPLEX ONTO THE APRON BY KEELAN!

Pierre: CHRIST! CAMERON’S HEAD BOUNCED OFF THE EDGE OF THAT APRON LIKE A TENNIS BALL! THE GODDESS- OUR GODDESS OF SHOWDOWN ISN’T MOVING! Keelan’s having a field day, laughing at his opponent’s misfortune! He takes Cam’s limp body and rolls her into the ring! He slides in and makes the cover!

Ref: OOOONEEEEEEEEEEE!
TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!
THR-

Pierre: CAM KICKS OUT! THE OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION KICKS OUT!

Deadprez: Keelan’s pulling his hair in disbelief as he’s staring at his opponent who refuses to be pinned! This is the heart of Cameron Ella Ava we discussed before the show! The will to succeed by any means, the champion pedigree shared by the entire Ava clan! There’s a reason why she was booked to fight for two titles tonight! She’s The Iron Woman of EAW!

Pierre: After a grueling tag match, somehow Cam is finding the strength to defend her Openweight Championship! Keelan’s not wasting anymore time as he sets Cam up for the Lucid Dreams! He hook the arms and – Cam flips him over! Keelan lands on his feet-

Deadprez: KNOCK! BITCHES! OUT!

Pierre: Cam leaned in with that lunging forearm smash! Keelan’s out cold! Somehow The Goddess has turned this around! It takes everything for her to weakly make the cover!

Ref: OOOONEEEEEEEEEEEE!
TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!
TH-

Pierre: Keelan kicks out from the surprise forearm smash! Cam exhausted all her resources! How can she defeat a man at half strength who already bested her!?

Deadprez: Let me tell you something bruh! Cameron Ella Ava’s biggest strength is her weakness! When it comes to fighting the opposite sex, she’s always eager to dive head first into battle against the toughest of foes! What she needs now is to tap into that ring tactician mind of hers and outsmart the competition!

Pierre: Cam’s barely moving! She’s relying on momentary bursts of energy to see her through this match! It’s not going to last forever! She has less in the tank than her competitor does! Keelan’s leaning against the ropes as he’s holding his jaw! He starts flying into a fit of rage as he’s trying to stomp a hole through Cam!
Keelan: STUPID! (stomp) BITCH! (stomp) WHY! (stomp) DON’T! (stomp) YOU! (stomp) DIE!? (stomp)

Heel Crowd: KEE-LAN’S GON-NA KILL YOU! KEE-LAN’S GON-NA KILL YOU!

Pierre: It’s hard to watch Keelan like this – this isn’t the man we’ve seen a year ago. This is someone who is a shell of his former self. Cam’s crawling along the canvas, digging deep down to stay in the fight! She’s trying to make her way to the ropes as if going to offer some means of protection! The ref pulled Keelan away from his stomping assault, offering Cam a chance to recover! The Goddess is using the ropes to pull herself up! Gut kick by Keelan! Cam’s doubled over as he he attempts to place her underneath him- BACK BODY DROP COUNTER AND KEELAN FALLS OUTSIDE THE RING!

Deadprez: At this point you’d expect Cam to be on empty! You’d expect her to not be able to move! But she’s inching her way to the nearest turnbuckle! She’s climbing to the top! Somehow! Someway she still wants to risk to all to retain her Openweight Championship!

Pierre: Keelan’s getting to his feet as Cam is perched with her back turned to him! DIVING MOONSAULT TO THE OUTSIDE! X MARKS TO SPOT AS THE MOONSAULT CONNECTS!

(Cameron and Keelan’s bodies are motionless for several moments as“Yes!” chants erupt from the audience)

Pierre: It must frustrate Keelan to no end to see Cam pull rabbit after rabbit out of her hat! She has The Killer and rolls him back into the ring! She slides in and applies THE AVA LOCK! SHE HAS THE INVERTED STF LOCKED! Leg secured and head pulled back! Look at the phenomenal arch! Keelan’s panicking! He’s in the danger zone! But does Cam have any leftover strength to maintain the hold! He manages to grab the ropes!

Ref: One! Two! Three! Four!

Deadprez: Cameron rolls away and tries to figure out her next move! It’s Keelan’s turn to be on the fence as Cam contemplates what to do next! She stalks The Killer from a distance, waiting for him to get to a knee! Cam hits the ropes! We know what’s coming! GODDESS TOUCH- NO DICE AS KEELAN BLOCKS THE ENZUIGIRI! HE COUNTERS IT INTO AN ANKLE LOCK! CAM’S SCRAMBLING FOR DEAR LIFE AS KEELAN PULLS HER IN! LEG-HOOK GERMAN SUPLEX! KEELAN ROLLS THROUGH AND TRANSITIONS INTO DEATH ROW!! HE HAS CAMERON IN THE SCISSORED ARMBAR! CAMERON’S FAILING WILDLY! THE KILLER IS ABOUT TO FINISH OFF HIS PREY!

Pierre: CAM IS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE! KEELAN IS PULLING BACK EVEN MORE! AT THIS RATE HE’S GOING TO TRIP THE ARM OFF HER SOCKET! CAMERON IS TRYING TO ESCAPE! AVA NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THIS! THIS FINISHER HAS A HIGH TAP OUT PERCENTAGE! THINK FAST CAM! WAIT! SHE ROLLS KEELAN ONTO HER SHOULDERS!

Ref: OOOONEEEEEEEEE!
TWWWWWOOOOOO!

Deadprez: KEELAN HAS THE SHOULDER UP BUT THE HOLD IS STILL IN PLAY! I DON’T THINK I CAN TAKE CAM’S SCREAMING MUCH LONGER!

Keelan: (yelling) TAP YOU DUMB BIMBO! TAP!!!

Pierre: KEELAN IS EGGING HER ON! CAMERON IS NOWHERE NEAR THE ROPES! HER HAND AND FEET IS REACHING NOTHING BUT AIR! SHE ATTEMPTS TO ROLL THROUGH BUT KEELAN FLIPS WITH HER, ARMBAR INTACT! CAM USES THE MOMENT TO SNEAK ANOTHER PIN!

Ref: OOOONEEEEEEEEEEE!
TWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!
THRRRRRRRRR-

Dead:prez: KEELAN’S SHOULDER GOES UP AGAIN! HE’S JUST AS DETERMINED AS CAM TO END THIS MATCH! HE REFUSES TO LET CAMERON OUT OF DEATH ROW! HE WANTS TO GO THROUGH WITH THE EXECUTION! THEY ARE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! NO ROPE TO SAVE AVA! LOOK AT THE WAY HER ARM’S BEING STRETCHED! IF SHE DOESN’T TAP, SHE MIGHT AS WELL KISS HER CAREER GOODBYE! CAM HAS HER BACK ARCHED AS DO KEELAN! SHE SHIFTS AND FLIPS OVER! KEELAN TRANSITIONS TO A KIMURA LOCK! CAM HAS HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS!

Ref: OOOONEEEEEEEEE!
TWWWWWOOOOOOO!
THRRRREEEEEEEEEE!

Pierre: OH MY GOD!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“ULTRAnumb” (Exterminated Remix) by Blue Stahli plays as Cameron rolls away as a confused Keelan lets go and turns to the ref. Cam rolls out the ring, holding her near-mangled arm. She falls to the floor where medical officials surround her.)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Your winner by pinfall and STILL your EAW Openweight Champion…Cameron Ella Ava!

Pierre: Once again the magnificent Cameron Ella Ava gets away with murder…this time from The Killer himself!

Deadprez: Keelan’s still confused as he’s asking he ref what happened! It doesn’t look like he’s accepting the ref’s final decision!

(A instant replay of Cam pinning his shoulder as soon as he switched to a Kimura lock)

Pierre: It doesn’t look like he has much choice though because as you can see, the writing is on the wall!

(Keelan is freaking out in the ring as an official puts the EAW Openweight Championship over Cam’s shoulder as medical staff checks on her arm.)

(Drake Jaeger is shown somewhere in the PPG Paints Arena, looking more focused than ever as he prepares for his match)

Pierre: The time is near as Drake Jaeger continues to get ready for the biggest match of his life!

(Camera transitions back to the ring)

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(A video package plays, recapping the feud between Tiberius Jones and Rex McAllister, as well as Tiberius’ history with Brian Daniels)

(The camera cuts back to the PPG Paints Arena as Brian Daniels is shown still in his Referee uniform in the ring along with Aaron Fitzpatrick, looking visibly angry)

Fitzpatrick: Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the Special Guest Referee for this contest…. BRIAN DAAANNNNIIIEEELLLSSS!!!….

Pierre: Our General Manager still upset after what transpired earlier as The High Rollerz viciously attacked Di Consentes following the Unified Tag Team Championship match, but nonetheless, he has a job to do as the Referee for this upcoming contest.

(“It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi plays all throughout the arena as a determined Rex McAllister makes his way out to the stage in black and blue attire)

Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for ONE fall!…. First, making his way towards the ring…. Weighing in at 238 Pounds!…. THIS IS REX MCAAAAALLLLLIIIIISSSSTTTEEEEERRRR!!!….

Pierre: This will be Rex’s first big event match since competing in the Extreme Elimination Chamber at Road To Redemption, and a lot has changed since then as he’s had to go to war with his former ally, John Doe, before clashing with the former EAW Champion, Tiberius Jones. Tonight, he aims to rise back amongst the ranks of the best on Showdown in his pursuit to become a World Champion, and I can’t think of a bigger way to do that than by beating Tiberius tonight.

Deadprez: Yeah, but that’s wayyy easier said than done, Pierre, Tiberius isn’t just some guy, he’s one of the most dominant competitors we’ve seen in recent years.

(“The Mission” by Puscifer plays all throughout the PPG Paints Arena as a focused Tiberius Jones makes his way out to the stage in dark green attire)

Announcer: And his opponent!…. Making his way towards the ring…. From Gaia!…. Weighing in at 213 Pounds!…. HE IS “THE KOMODO DRAGON”…. THIS IS TIBERIUS JOOOOONNNNNNEEESSSSSS!!!….

Deadprez: Look at this man and tell me if you think he has ANY intention of letting this contest slip through his fingers, Pierre!

Pierre: Well, I never said anything like that…

Deadprez: Shut your mouth before you DO say something like that, because I know you and you LOVE to underestimate great men like Tiberius Jones despite how successful he’s been! He stands in front of a huge obstacle here with a guy like Brian Daniels officiating this match and does he show any fear whatsoever? Nope, not in the slightest. He’s ready for this challenge, and he’s ready to overcome this and get back on track to taking back his EAW Championship.

(Brian Daniels gets both competitors in opposite corners while Rex gets to a corner and Tiberius Jones reluctantly does the same. Daniels makes sure both men are ready before calling for the bell)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Pierre: This contest is officially underway, and surprisingly, Tiberius Jones doesn’t even seem too focused on Brian Daniels as the Referee here – he’s had his eyes completely fixated on Rex McAllister.

Deadprez: Is that really a surprise? Tiberius is a professional, Pierre, he knows how to keep his head in the game. He’s a former World Champion and King of Elite for a reason…

Pierre: Nonetheless, he and Rex look to get things going as they start to circle the ring… Tiberius more determined than I’ve seen him in a while… Both men go in for a collar and elbow tie up! Both jockeying for position… Tiberius shifts it into a side headlock! Rex is fighting it… He slips out of it and catches Tiberius with a hammerlock! Tiberius doing all he can to fight it! Tiberius throws an elbow back, catching the head of Rex! Another elbow from Tiberius, but Rex breaks the lock and catches Tiberius as he turns around! PICKING TIBERIUS UP FOR A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! Tiberius is fighting it with clubbing blows to the spine of Rex! Tiberius just barely escaping that as he gets away from Rex’s grasp! KNEE LIFT TO REX! That one was loud! Rex goes stumbling into the ropes! TIBERIUS CHARGES IN!

Deadprez: REX WITH A BOOT FOR THE INCOMING TIBERIUS! No! It’s caught! Tiberius shakes his head “no” and throws the foot of Rex down before NAILING him with a loud forearm to the face! That one certainly knocked Rex through a loop! Rex McAllister could have very well been concussed off of that one! Tiberius still shaking his head, now berating his opponent! Showing no respect for Rex, but it’s not like Rex deserves it! Tiberius knows Rex doesn’t belong in the ring with him! Tiberius now both torturing and mocking his opponent as he grinds a forearm against the face of Rex against the ropes!

Brian: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Pierre: Jones breaks it at four, putting both hands up as if he did nothing wrong… Not so sure about that… A LOUD SLAP ACROSS THE FACE OF REX FROM TIBERIUS NOW! Just zero respect for this man! Tiberius pulls Rex out from the ropes with a side headlock, navigating him along… HOLD ON–REX IMMEDIATELY LIFTING TIBERIUS! BACK DROP DRIVER!! A BIG BACK DROP DRIVER TO TIBERIUS FROM REX OUT OF LEFT FIELD! TIBERIUS IMMEDIATELY ROLLS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND GRABS REX WITH A SLEEPER HOLD AND A VICIOUS LOOK ON HIS FACE!! HOW DID TIBERIUS DO THAT?!

Deadprez: He’s showing just how determined he is to send a message to Rex, Brian Daniels, and anyone else who disrespects him, Pierre! That back drop driver didn’t even keep him down for 5 seconds before he was back in this and on the attack, and now he’s choking the life out of Rex! That sleeper hold is locked in tight too! Tiberius would absolutely love to make Rex black out right here and now! Rex is showing his own determination as he does absolutely everything he can to fight it! Brian Daniels is in his face, asking him if he can keep going, but it’s not even a question – Rex isn’t giving up this easily by any means! I can’t tell if he’s brave or just stupid, but he aims to keep this going for as long as he can! Rex is working his way back to his feet!

Pierre: Rex using all of his might to get back up, but gravity is only making this sleeper hold that much more devastating with Tiberius hanging onto him! Rex isn’t backing down! He’s determined to get up! REX FORCES HIMSELF UP! TIBERIUS SWITCHES HOLDS, CATCHING REX WITH A CROSSFACE CHICKENWING!!

Deadprez: No–Rex manages to stop it rolls through it, successfully getting Tiberius off of him! Tiberius is far from done as he rolls right back to his feet while Rex still needs to recuperate! Tiberius comes straight for him! Rex with a forearm! It’s blocked! KAMEHAMEHA!! TIBERIUS WITH A POWERFUL DOUBLE PALM THRUST TO THE CHEST OF REX! Rex is sent reeling straight into that nearby corner! He’s hurt! Tiberius is proving to be too much for him! TIBERIUS PICKING UP SPEED AS HE COMES IN! AND HE LAYS INTO REX WITH A SHORYUKEN – THAT BIG EUROPEAN UPPERCUT IN THE CORNER!!! HE’S NOT STOPPING THERE EITHER! ANOTHER EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO REX IN THE CORNER! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! TIBERIUS TAKING A PLAY OUT OF HIS FORMER ALLY, LANNISTER’S BOOK! HE’S NOT STOPPING! HE–

(Brian Daniels pulls Tiberius off of Rex as both men stare down)

Pierre: Uh oh! This is exactly what we thought would happen! It didn’t take long! Both Tiberius and Daniels staring down! Tiberius smiles and puts his hands up, backing away! He seems cooperative enough… But backing into the opposite corner of the ring… Tiberius telling Daniels to watch this! TIBERIUS EXPLODES OUT OF THE CORNER WITH IMPRESSIVE SPEED! INCOMING!! SHORYUKEN!!!

Deadprez: NO–REX RUSHES OUT AND CATCHES THE CHARGING TIBERIUS WITH A RELEASE BELLY TO BELLY MANEUVER AS TIBERIUS CRASHED HARD UPSIDE DOWN INTO THE CORNER!!! WHAT A MOVE! REX MAY HAVE SAVED HIS HIDE WITH THAT ONE! Daniels showing some obvious bias too with that smirk on his face! He loves that Tiberius’ plan just backfired! Just do your job! Rex needs to capitalize, but all the damage he just accumulated may have been too much; he may need to recuperate… Rex showing more determination as he forces himself up, climbing to his feet! You can see a fire in Rex’s eyes! That’s good, he needs to be more determined than ever in his whole damn life if he wants any hope of winning this! He needs to go all out!

Pierre: He looks like he intends to do just that as he backs into the nearby corner, opposite from Tiberius! Tiberius landed HARD on that canvas after that counter! He needs something to maintain his control over this match because if Rex has anything to say about it, the tide is gonna turn in a big, bad way! Rex stalking his opponent as Tiberius struggles to get up in the corner! REX RUSHES FORWARD! HE’S BARRELING TOWARDS TIBERIUS! SHORYUKEN?!!! REX MCALLISTER WITH TIBERIUS JONES’ OWN MANEUVER INTO THE CORNER!! HE’S NOT STOPPING THERE! REX INTENDS TO GIVE TIBERIUS THE RECEIPT WITH ANOTHER EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! ANOTHER! HE’S NOT LETTING UP!

(Brian Daniels pulls Rex back)

Deadprez: Daniels telling Rex he can’t do that anymore than Tiberius can! Rex looks none too happy about that! I bet he thought Daniels would be on his side and let him do whatever he pleases in this contest! Rex looks none too happy about it as he and Daniels exchange heated words! Rex shakes his head and goes back to work on Tiberius, grabbing him–

Pierre: TIBERIUS WITH A THUMB TO THE EYE OF REX! I don’t think Daniels caught it as Tiberius grabs Rex! HE DRIVES HIM SHOULDER-FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST IN THE CORNER! Tiberius now the one to take some time to recover as he gets out of that corner! Rex may have injured that shoulder, that was a loud impact! Tiberius showing absolutely no mercy and doing whatever he believes it takes to get the job done! That’s exactly what he did as EAW Champion! He’ll happily play dirty just to shift momentum back into his favor! Rex is struggling to get himself out of the corner as Tiberius gets back to his feet… Daniels trying to ask Rex is he’s still good to go while Rex drops to his knees in the corner, favoring that shoulder! LOOK OUT–SHORYUKEN!!!

Deadprez: TIBERIUS VICIOUSLY WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO THE BACK OF REX’S HEAD, SENDING HIM FACE-FIRST INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!! REX COULD BE OUT WITH THAT! WHAT A SHOT HE JUST TOOK! TIBERIUS DOESN’T LOOK FINISHED IN THE SLIGHTEST! He drags Rex out of the corner and immediately goes to the corner, looking to climb! I can’t imagine what he may have in mind here! Tiberius has regained every ounce of confidence and determination he had as he goes to the top!

Pierre: We’ve seen this before! Tiberius could be looking for that Swanton!… No! He’s pointing to Brian Daniels? TIBERIUS LEAPS! DIVING HEADBUTT!!! A VICIOUS DIVING HEADBUTT CONNECTS STRAIGHT INTO THAT DAMAGED SHOULDER OF REX MCALLISTER AS TIBERIUS GOES FOR THE COVER WITH A SMUG LOOK ON HIS FACE!!

Brian: ONE!!!!!……….. TWO!!!!!!

Deadprez: Rex kicks out! He gets a shoulder up! Come on, that count looked slow to me! I wouldn’t be surprised – Daniels has gotta be feeling tempted with Tiberius openly mocking him like that! Tiberius fully intends to humiliate BOTH men in this ring to prove his point! Tiberius may not have been able to finish off Rex there, but he doesn’t look too down about it as he starts rising back to his feet, keeping an eye on Daniels… Tiberius telling Daniels to watch this as a damaged Rex struggles to get up to his knees… TIBERIUS SENDS A LOUD KICK TO THE CHEST OF REX!…. ANOTHER GUNSHOT-LOUD KICK TO THE CHEST OF REX MCALLISTER! TIBERIUS ONCE AGAIN MIMICKING BRIAN DANIELS AS HE SENDS MORE AND MORE KICKS TO THE STERNUM OF REX! A KICK NOW TO THAT INJURED SHOULDER! ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! TIBERIUS BACKS UP, MOCKING DANIELS’ BATTLE CRY! AND A FINAL KICK TO THE SKULL OF REX!!!

Pierre: REX MANAGES TO DUCK IT! HE FORCES HIMSELF UP AS TIBERIUS REALIZES HE MISSED! REX HAS HIM! FALL AWAY SLAM!!! THAT OLYMPIC SLAM SENDING TIBERIUS JONES CRASHING HARD INTO THE CANVAS!! What a move! Rex still had enough left in him to catch Tiberius with a move that could very well turn the tables here! He just has to keep it up! He just has to keep going! Both men are struggling to get up, but Rex is in the lead! Rex gets to his feet, clutching the hair of Tiberius and pulling him up! Tiberius still has enough to escape and lands a BIG shot to the face of Rex! Another right hand! Rex with a shot! Another–it’s blocked! Tiberius is laying into him! Tiberius Jones is unloading! Rex is struggling to stay on his feet! TIBERIUS WITH THE KOMODO BITE!! TIBERIUS BITING THE SKULL OF REX AS DANIELS LOOKS TO STOP IT!

Deadprez: NO–REX PICKS TIBERIUS UP ON HIS SHOULDERS?! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!!! REX MCALLISTER DROPS TIBERIUS WITH A DEATH VALLEY DRIVER, PLANTING HIM INTO THE CANVAS!! REX STILL ABLE TO PULL ANOTHER CRUCIAL MOVE OUT OF HIS SLEEVE! This kid is staying alive! I don’t know how, but he’s pulling it off! I think Daniels is literally cheering him on! Not surprised there! He doesn’t even care by this point! Tiberius is hurting! He’s desperate for something! He needs anything to help him! He’s backed into the nearby corner, using the ropes to aid him as Rex rises to his feet! Rex as determined as ever! HE CHARGES FORWARD FOR TIBERIUS! INCOMING! Tiberius catches Rex with a boot to the jaw! TIBERIUS EXPLODES OUT OF THE CORNER!

Pierre: REX CATCHES HIM WITH A BIG TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER!! WHAT A MOVE! Tiberius has finally been stopped dead in his tracks! He favors his back as Rex still clutches at that shoulder, but he’s gotta keep going! Tiberius is in trouble as does everything in his power to get back on his feet! Rex is up! TIBERIUS WITH A BOOT AS HE GETS TO HIS FEET! Rex catches it this time! Rex mocking Tiberius as he’s the one to shake his head this time around! He spins Tiberius around! A BIG LARIAT CONNECTS!! TIBERIUS SCRAMBLES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET! REX LAYS HIM OUT WITH ANOTHER LARIAT!! TIBERIUS BACK UP FOR A THIRD TIME! A THIRD CONSECUTIVE LARIAT FROM REX CONNECTS AS TIBERIUS IS SENT REELING INTO THE CORNER! REX DOESN’T STOP THE MOMENTUM AS HE COMES CHARGING IN! LOUD YAKUZA KICK OFF THE FACE OF TIBERIUS IN THE CORNER!!! HE PULLS TIBERIUS OUT OF THE CORNER! REX WANTS TO END THIS! HE’S GOT HIM! REX RUNS OFF THE ROPES–THE REX EFFECCCCTTTTTTT!!!!!

Deadprez: NO–TIBERIUS MANAGES TO SEND HIM OFF AND INTO THE ROPES!! REX IS COMING BACK AS TIBERIUS RUSHES IN!! RUNNING ENZUIGIRI CONNECTS PERFECTLY ON REX!! REX IS DOWN!! REX IS DOWN AND TIBERIUS IS IN CONTROL ONCE MORE! REX IS IN TROUBLE AS TIBERIUS HAS COME BACK TO LIFE AND LOOKS FOCUSED ON FINISHING THIS! HE FORCES HIMSELF BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND STALKS REX! TIBERIUS TELLING DANIELS TO WATCH THIS AS REX STRUGGLES TO GET UP! TIBERIUS RUSHES IN!! STRIKE! OF!! MIDNIIIIGGGHHHTTT!!!! THAT SOMERSAULT CUTTER DRIVES INTO THE CANVAS AS TIBERIUS ROLLS HIM OVER TO END THIS! HE COVERS HIM!!

Brian: ONE!!!!!!!………….. TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!……………. THREE!!!!

Pierre: REX WITH A SHOULDER UP! REX GETS A SHOULDER UP! TIBERIUS CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE THOUGHT THAT WAS IT!

Deadprez: IT WAS IT! DANIELS COUNTED SLOW, I’M NOT CRAZY HERE! HE DID!

Pierre: YOU CAN THINK WHAT YOU WANT, BUT THE FACT IS THAT THIS MATCH ISN’T OVER! REX IS STILL ALIVE! Tiberius looks absolutely livid! He thought that was three! He was certain of it! He can’t tell if Rex is just that resilient or if Daniels just screwed him over! Tiberius shaking his head! He glares at Daniels! I don’t like the looks of this… Hold on… TIBERIUS GRABBING REX! HE’S GOT HIM!! THE FOURTH SEAL!!!!! TIBERIUS JONES LOCKS IN THE FOURTH SEAL ON REX MCALLISTER!!!

Deadprez: WHAT A BRILLIANT WAY TO WIN! TO HAVE REX TAP OUT TO DANIELS’ OWN SUBMISSION MANEUVER! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!! REX HAS NOWHERE TO GO! HE MAY AS WELL JUST QUIT WHILE HE’S AHEAD! JUST GIVE IT UP! HE’S OUT OF HIS LEAGUE!

Pierre: NO–LOOK AT THIS! REX ISN’T LETTING IT END HERE! HE’S FORCING HIMSELF UP! HE’S DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO GET AWAY FROM THIS SUBMISSION! HE’S USING EVERY LAST OUNCE OF STRENGTH HE HAS! REX PLANTS HIS FOOT AND DRAGS TIBERIUS UP WITH HIM! WHAT A DISPLAY OF POWER! REX IS DETERMINED TO TURN THIS AROUND! HE WILL NOT GIVE UP! HE WILL NOT LET TIBERIUS FINISH THIS! REX IS UP!

Deadprez: TIBERIUS BREAKS THE HOLD AND GRABS REX! HE SENDS REX CRASHING INTO ANOTHER NEARBY CORNER!! Tiberius not letting up for even a second! He drags Rex out of the corner! He’s got him… CAUSTIC ECHO?!!!! TIBERIUS MISSES THE CAUSTIC ECHO AS REX HAS ENOUGH SENSE TO DUCK IT! SLEEPER HOLD!!! HE CATCHES TIBERIUS FROM BEHIND WITH A STANDING SLEEPER HOLD!!! PAYBACK FOR EARLIER AS TIBERIUS ENTERS PANIC MODE!! HE’S DESPERATE TO TURN THIS AROUND! HE CAN’T GET TO THE ROPES! HE MIGHT HAVE NOTHING TO SAVE HIM! DO SOMETHING! HOLD ON! HE GRABS THE SHIRT OF BRIAN DANIELS! DANIELS IS TRYING TO GET TIBERIUS TO LET GO!

Pierre: TIBERIUS SWINGS A LEG BACK INTO THE GROIN OF REX! COME ON! TIBERIUS ONCE AGAIN RESORTING TO UNDERHANDED TACTICS AS REX STUMBLES INTO THE CORNER IN PAIN! Tiberius with a look of satisfaction on his face! Daniels didn’t catch the lowblow, but he knows something is up! He doesn’t want this to end with a Disqualification, but he knows Tiberius did something! TIBERIUS PICKS UP SPEED! SHORYUKEN!!! ANOTHER BIG EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO REX IN THE CORNER!! Tiberius doesn’t look finished just yet! He picks Rex up, placing him on top of the corner! He’s climbing up there with him! Tiberius wants to punish and humiliate this man! He’ll do whatever it takes to send his message!

Deadprez: And he’s about to do exactly that! HE’S GOT REX UP!! SEISMIC TOSS!!!

Pierre: REX IS FIGHTING IT AS HE THROWS A HEADBUTT INTO THE SKULL OF TIBERIUS! ANOTHER HEADBUTT! ANOTHER! REX IS BITING!! HE’S BITING THE SKULL OF TIBERIUS, GIVING HIM A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE!! REX LETS GO AND FORCES TIBERIUS OFF THE TOP, SENDING HIM CRASHING DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! TIBERIUS SCRAMBLING TO GET BACK UP!! HE’S UP!! REX LEAPS!!

Deadprez: HEADHUNTER?!!!!! REX MCALLISTER WITH TIBERIUS JONES’ OWN MISSILE DROPKICK AND IT CONNECTS PERFECTLY AS TIBERIUS IS DOWN!! REX IS HURT! HE HAS TO GET THE COVER! HE’S CRAWLING TO IT! HE NEEDS IT! REX ROLLS TIBERIUS OVER… AND HE HOOKS THE LEG!!

Brian: ONE!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!!!……… THREE!!!!

Pierre: TIBERIUS GETS A SHOULDER UP! HE’S STILL ALIVE IN THIS! HE’S STILL GOING! REX HOPED HE HAD IT THERE, BUT IT JUST WASN’T ENOUGH TO PUT TIBERIUS AWAY! HE HAS TO KEEP GOING! He knows a guy like Tiberius has been through worse wars than this! He has to end this one emphatically! He has to treat this like it were an EAW Championship match itself! He needs to! Daniels is telling him to stay on the attack, and he intends to do exactly that! Rex grabs a hold of Tiberius, dragging him up! HE PULLS TIBERIUS IN, LOOKING TO FINALLY FINISH THIS!

Deadprez: LOWBLOW!!!!

Pierre: TIBERIUS JONES JUST LOWBLOWED REX MCALLISTER TO STOP THAT POTENTIAL REX EFFECT!!! WHAT IN THE HELL?! WHAT IS HE THINKING?! IS HE SERIOUS?! TIBERIUS JONES IS JUST LAUGHING! HE DOESN’T CARE! HE’LL BLATANTLY DISQUALIFY HIMSELF IF THAT’S WHAT IT TAKES TO STOP REX FROM WINNING THIS!

Deadprez: But look at Daniels! He’s not calling for the bell! Tiberius looks baffled!

(Tiberius slowly rises back to his feet as a visibly angry Brian Daniels stares down with him)

Tiberius (no mic): YOU SAW IT! RING THE BELL! RING IT! I SAID RING THE DAMN BELL!

Pierre: Brian Daniels refuses to let it end like this! He’s not having it! Tiberius is livid!

Tiberius (no mic): ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT! YOU DON’T WANT TO END IT LIKE THAT? I’LL END IT THEN! I’LL END IT RIGHT F*CKING NOW!

Deadprez: TIBERIUS GRABBING REX! HE’S DRAGGING HIM UP! TIBERIUS INTENDS TO END THIS THE OLD FASHIONED WAY IF DANIELS WON’T DQ HIM! HE DRAGS REX UP! PICKING HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS!! REX IS IN TROUBLE!! LOOKING FOR THE GAME CLINCHER!!!

(Daniels and Tiberius exchange words with one another)

Tiberius (no mic): I WANT YOU TO WATCH THIS! YOU SELFISH SON OF A BITCH!

Deadprez: GAME CLINCHER!!!!!!!!!

Pierre: VICTORY ROLL!!! REX TURNS THE ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER INTO A VICTORY ROLL!!!!!

Brian: ONE!!! TWO!!!

Pierre: TIBERIUS KICKS OUT! HE LOOKS STUNNED AS HE RUSHES BACK TO HIS FEET! HE RUSHES INTO REX! REX WITH A DROP TOE HOLD!! HE’S GOT THE LEG OF TIBERIUS!! TIBERIUS IS PANICKING!! TIBERIUS CAN’T GO ANYWHERE!! REX HAS HIM!! HE DROPS DOWN AND LOCKS IN THE STF!!! THE REX LOCK IS IN ON TIBERIUS!!!!! HE’S GOT IT LOCKED IN TIGHT AS TIBERIUS CAN’T GO ANYWHERE!! HE’S STRUGGLING! HE’S DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN!! HE CAN’T DO A DAMN THING!! TIBERIUS CLAWING AT THE CANVAS!! HE’S DESPERATE!! REX INCREASING THE PRESSURE WITH EVERY PASSING SECOND!! HE LOOKS LIKE HE WANTS TO KILL THIS MAN!! TIBERIUS CAN’T GO ANYWHERE!! HE’S CLAWING HIS WAY TOWARDS THE ROPES!! THEY’RE ALL HE HAS! HE’S ALMOST THERE!! TIBERIUS IS FADING!!

Deadprez: HE CLUTCHES THE BOTTOM ROPE! HE DID IT!! TIBERIUS DID IT!!

Pierre: BUT DANIELS ISN’T DOING ANYTHING! HE’S NOT COUNTING! HE’S NOT TELLING REX TO BREAK IT!! TIBERIUS REALIZES WHAT’S HAPPENING! HE’S IN TROUBLE!! REX IS VASTLY INCREASING THE PRESSURE ON THE REX LOCK!! TIBERIUS CAN’T DO ANYTHING! HE CAN’T GO ANYWHERE!! HE DID THIS TO HIMSELF!! HE HAS NO CHOICE! TIBERIUS JONES TAPS!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi plays all throughout the PPG Paints Arena as Rex McAllister breaks the hold and Brian Daniels raises his hand in victory)

Fitzpatrick: The Winner of this contest by submission…. REX MCALLLLLLLIIIIIIISSSSSTTTTTEEEERRRRR!!!!

Pierre: What a win! What a crucial victory for Rex McAllister! What a hard-fought back and forth contest!

Deadprez: Are you kidding me?! Literally NONE of those things are true! Brian Daniels completely tainted this match! He cheated! The odds were stacked against Tiberius right from the start and this is just the topping on the cake! This is disgusting!

Pierre: You can say whatever you want about it, Deadprez, but you know as well as I do that Tiberius brought all of that upon himself with his constant dirty tactics and even blatantly trying to end the match by Disqualification! He was his own worst enemy!

(Rex McAllister celebrates up the ramp as the crowd cheers)

Deadprez: I guess I can say Rex showed he’s got a lot in him and could definitely be a World Champion someday, but this victory means NOTHING as far as I’m concerned! This is as corrupt as it comes! You can see it on the face of Tiberius!

(Rex goes to the back as “It’s My Life” fades out while Brian Daniels stares down with Tiberius Jones)

Pierre: A lot of tension in the air between these two men to say the least… Both men exchanging words, but neither one showing any intimidation! Brian Daniels certainly isn’t backing down, he has no regrets about what he just did, Tiberius deserved every bit of it! Tiberius knows he can’t just assault Daniels if he wants to keep his job! If he has any hope of ever being EAW Champion again… He–

(Two men climb the barricade through the crowd)

Pierre: Hold on…. THAT’S THE HIGH ROLLERZ! JACK RIPLEY AND DAVID DAVIDSON JUST SURROUNDED THE RING! What are they thinking?! TIBERIUS STRIKES DANIELS?!! TIBERIUS LAYS INTO DANIELS AS DANIELS IMMEDIATELY FIGHTS BACK!! BOTH MEN LAYING INTO ONE ANOTHER!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ RUSH INTO THE RING!! THEY’RE HELPING TIBERIUS AS THEY LAY INTO DANIELS!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ HAVE SNEAKED BACK INTO THE ARENA AND THEY’VE ABSOLUTELY LOST THEIR DAMN MINDS! THEY’RE ASSAULTING THE GENERAL MANAGER OF SHOWDOWN!! TIBERIUS HAS BUSTED OPEN BRIAN DANIELS!! HE’S DEFENSELESS! SECURITY IS RUSHING DOWN TO PUT A STOP TO THIS, BUT THE HIGH ROLLERZ IMMEDIATELY STOP THEM! THE HIGH ROLLERZ ARE ATTACKING ANYONE WHO TRIES TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP DANIELS!!

Deadprez: TIBERIUS HAS ABSOLUTELY BLOODIED BRIAN DANIELS! DANIELS IS STILL DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO FIGHT BACK, BUT THE NUMBERS GAME AND THE BLOOD HE’S LOST IS TOO MUCH! TIBERIUS DRAGS HIM UP!! HE’S GOT DANIELS!! HE’S PICKING HIM UP!! GAME CLINCHER!!!!! THAT DEVASTATING ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER ON BRIAN DANIELS!!! TIBERIUS HAS LOST HIS MIND!

Pierre: The absolutely sadistic look on Tiberius’ face… Hold on… HE’S STILL NOT FINISHED?! TIBERIUS DRAGGING DANIELS TO THE OUTSIDE WITH HIM NOW! COME ON! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SOMEONE PUT A STOP TO THIS! SOMEONE! ANYONE! TIBERIUS HAS A BLOODIED AND BATTERED BRIAN DANIELS ON THE OUTSIDE! HE’S RIPPING AWAY AT THE MATS!! EXPOSING THE CEMENT UNDERNEATH!! HE CAN’T BE SERIOUS!!

Deadprez: I THINK HE IS, PIERRE! TIBERIUS GRABS DANIELS!! HE’S GOT HIM UP!! HE’S GONNA TRY TO KILL THIS MAN!! GAME CLINCHER!!!!!!

Pierre: ANOTHER SICKENING GAME CLINCHER ONTO THE EXPOSED CEMENT!!!! THIS MAN BETTER BE FIRED! HE DESERVES TO BE FIRED! HE MAY HAVE JUST SEVERELY INJURED BRIAN DANIELS BEYOND REPAIR!! HE DISGUSTS ME!

(Tiberius Jones admires his work before he and The High Rollerz jump the barricade and leave through the crowd while workers try to check on an unconscious Brian Daniels)

Pierre: I…. I don’t even know what to say… Just cut to something else… Anything….

[Intermission]

(A video package plays with prestigious music, showing all the EAW Champions of the past: CM Banks, Mak, Masters, Mr. DEDEDE, Captain Charisma, WWEFan, Lethal Consequences, StarrStan, Extreme Enigma, Kevin Devastation, Alexander Da Vinci, Heart Break Boy, John Alloy, Superior Quality 85, Kawajai, Jacob Senn, Diamond Cage, Xavier Williams, Zack Crash, Jamie O’Hara, Lannister, Vic Vendetta, Aren Mstislav, Y2Impact, Drastik, Tiberius Jones, and finally, The Heart Break Gal)

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(The crowd can be heard cheering in the background)

Pierre: And now the time has come for perhaps the Heart Break Gal’s biggest challenge yet as EAW Champion, in fact, it may very well be her last. Drake Jaeger, a man that’s lived in infamy, was brought into EAW over two years ago, recruited by HBG. They once stood together as allies, but tonight, they stand against one another as enemies. The Heart Break Gal hopes to cement her status as the best in the World to her final former ally and the rest of the World while Drake Jaeger intends to prove he’s not a joke, and can become a World Champion.

(A video package plays, recapping the feud between Drake Jaeger and The Heart Break Gal; showing their long history with one another up to Drake Jaeger getting involved in the Tag Title Match at King of Elite, refusing to apologize and being challenged by HBG, Drake defeating HBG on Showdown to earn a Championship Match, and their Press Conference confronting one another)

(The camera cuts back to the PPG Paints Arena as a live orchestra begins to play an ominous song)

(Clips of Drake Jaeger throughout the years and his various looks are shown)

(The instrumental progresses faster and faster)

(The lights in the arena turn to gold)

(The instrumental stops as the PPG Paints Arena goes pitch black)

“SIE SIND DAS ESSEN UND WIR SIND DIE JAEGER!”

(The live orchestra loudly plays “The Final Boss” by contRoVersy as Drake Jaeger is shown on a platform in golden armor with golden lights shining onto him)

Pierre: Oh boy…

Deadprez: Brilliant!

(Drake Jaeger slowly removes each piece of golden armor, revealing golden attire underneath all of it before making his way towards the ring)

Pierre: Well, I guess you can’t discredit him being a showman… He certainly loves to make an entrance…

Deadprez: You sound like his entrance was him coming out here and kicking your puppy, Pierre! Draw a happy face on that bald head of yours and just enjoy it! This man is showing he’s more than just Drake Jaeger! He’s a competitor! He’s literally “The Final Boss” tonight! That’s fantastic!

Pierre: Drake has been plagued by doubt for some time now after he decided to get himself involved at King of Elite and cost HBG the Unified Tag Team Championships, and I think it’s clear there’s more to it than that, and even more to it than any friendship. I think Drake legitimately wants to be more than just some comedic foil, and we saw that against Methuselah last year as well. This match is the biggest of his career, and he would be smart not to squander it.

(“Square Hammer” by Ghost plays all throughout the PPG Paints Arena as a focused Heart Break Gal makes her way out to the stage, dressed in silver attire with aviator sunglasses on and the EAW Championship around her waist)

Pierre: And her comes the EAW Champion herself! You can only imagine what must be going through her mind right now, having to compete again after the brutal match she put on earlier tonight with Cameron Ella Ava against The High Rollerz!

Deadprez: Well I don’t feel any ounce of sympathy for her over it, she put it on HERSELF – she asked for it and she got it, so I hope she’s ready to accept the fact that the odds are she won’t be walking out still EAW Champion when the smoke has cleared.

Pierre: You’re right, she asked for this, but that’s because she aims to prove she is the absolute BEST, and I can’t think of a better way to prove it than winning both huge contests tonight. She’ll certainly have her work cut out for her, especially after that sickening assault by The High Rollerz after the Tag Title match. Who knows what shape her neck is in after that…

(“Square Hammer” fades out as The Heart Break Gal stares down with Drake Jaeger. The lights in the arena dim while two spotlights appear on HBG and Drake while Aaron Fitzpatrick prepares for the introductions)

Fitzpatrick: Ladies and gentlemen…. The following contest…. IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL….

Crowd: ONE FALL!!…..

Fitzpatrick: …. AND IS FOR THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!…..

(The crowd cheers)

Fitzpatrick: First, the challenger, in the corner to my left… He weighed in tonight at 203 Pounds…. He hails from Japantown, Vancouver, British Columbia…. THE FINAL BOSS…..

(Drake points with a gun hand gesture at HBG)

Fitzpatrick: HE IS DRAKE JAAAAAAAEEEEEEGGGGGGGEEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!….

(Drake pretends to shoot a gun at HBG, grinning)

Fitzpatrick: And his opponent, in the corner to my right…. She weighed in tonight at 135 Pounds…. Hailing from Dallas, Texas…. SHE IS THE REIGNING AND DEFENDING EAW CHAMPION OF THE WORRRLLLDD….. THE CONSIGLIERE, THIS IS THE HEART! BREAK!! GAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!…..

(The Heart Break Gal removes the EAW Championship from around her waist and holds it up for Drake to see)

Pierre: That’s what it’s all about.

(The lights in the arena return to normal as HBG hands the EAW Champion off to the Referee, who shows it to her, shows it to Drake, and then holds it up for the crowd and hard camera to see. The Referee finally hands off the EAW Championship to a ringside worker before calling for the bell)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Pierre: A match we believed we would never see is underway as the Heart Break Gal defends against Drake Jaeger for the EAW Championship… Drake Jaeger looking more and more confident in himself as he paces back and forth, speaking to HBG…

Drake (no mic): Want me to apologize, huh? Want me to apologize? Want me to say I’m sorry?

(Drake leans in with a serious look on his face)

Drake (no mic): You’re the one who’s gonna be sorry.

Deadprez: I’ll be honest, Pierre, I’ve never seen a fire in the eyes of Drake Jaeger like what we’re seeing right now… This isn’t what I was expecting, even with how big of a match this is… Drake continues to pace as HBG remains stoic in the cornered, completely focused…

Pierre: HE EXPLODES FORWARD, BARRELING STRAIGHT TOWARDS HBG!!! SHE SAW IT COMING AS SHE DODGES OUT OF THE WAY, EVADING DRAKE DESPITE HIS SPEED! DRAKE HITS THE CORNER AND IMMEDIATELY EATS RAPID-FIRE SHOTS COURTESY OF HBG!! SHE’S UNLOADING! THE HEART BREAK GAL UNLEASHING EVERY OUNCE OF HATE AND FRUSTRATION SHE HAS NOT JUST FOR THIS MAN, BUT FOR EVERY OTHER ALLY SHE ONCE HAD THAT TURNED THEIR BACK ON HER! SHE’S LETTING ALL OF IT GO!

Deadprez: DRAKE MANAGES TO OVERPOWER HER, FORCING HBG OFF AS HBG IS DROPPED TO THE CANVAS AND ROLLS BACK TO HER FEET! DRAKE CHARGES OUT OF THE CORNER! DEVIL TRIGGER!!!!!!!!

Pierre: THE BICYCLE KNEE IS NO GOOD AS HBG SIDESTEPS IT! DRAKE TURNS AROUND!! EVISCERATION!!!!!!!! SHE CAUGHT HIM WITH IT! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! HEART BREAK GAL WITH THE EVISCERATION AS SHE GOES FOR THE IMMEDIATE COVER!! WHAT AN UPSET!!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!………. TWO!!!!!!!!!!!………. THREE!!!!!

Deadprez: DRAKE JAEGER KICKS OUT AND IMMEDIATELY ROLLS TO THE OUTSIDE! I think his life just flashed before his eyes! He made a rookie mistake in going straight for a huge move like the Devil Trigger and it just blew up in his face! He nearly lost this match! That was alarmingly close to being over! HBG doesn’t look even close to finished, but Drake refuses to get back into the ring until she backs away! HBG obliges as a pissed off Drake Jaeger tries to determine what his next move is… Drake cautiously makes his way back up the steps and to the apron, slowly getting back in the ring as HBG awaits him…

Pierre: I hope he realizes just how serious and crucial this contest is – he’s got a LOT on the line, even if he’s not the one defending! This is his biggest shot to prove he’s a contender! To prove he’s a CHAMPION! Drake enters the ring as HBG remains completely focused! She’s not screwing around in the slightest, not after all she’s been through! Drake rushes in and both go for a collar and elbow tie up! Drake overpowers her, sending HBG down to the canvas and rolling back to her feet once more! She’s back up–DRAKE SLAPS HBG ACROSS THE FACE! WHAT A SOUND THAT MADE! Drake Jaeger giving her the receipt for those slaps she’s dealt to him throughout the weeks! Blood running down the lip of HBG after that one! He put everything he had into it! HBG WITH A SLAP OF HER OWN!

Deadprez: It’s caught! Drake telling her that’s not happening! SHE SWINGS WITH THE OTHER HAND! It’s caught as well! HBG WITH A HEADBUTT TO THE FACE OF DRAKE JAEGER!! HE’S HURT! HBG WITH A SLAP TO THE FACE OF DRAKE! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! THOSE VICIOUS OPEN-HAND CHOPS TO THE FACE! DRAKE’S HAD ENOUGH AS HE TACKLES HER!! DRAKE USING HIS POWER ADVANTAGE TO OVERWHELM HBG AS HE LAYS INTO HER WITH RAPID-FIRE FOREARMS!

Pierre: HBG MANAGES TO FORCE DRAKE OFF OF HER AS BOTH COMPETITORS SCRAMBLE BACK TO THEIR FEET! They’re up! Drake charges in! Nobody’s home! HBG catches him from behind! RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! It’s no good as he lands on his feet! DRAKE DROPS A KNEE DOWN, BUT HBG ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Both race back to their feet once more! HBG rushes in! Drake catches her with an arm drag! They’re back up as Drake charges! HBG with an arm drag on Drake this time around! They’re both up! SIMULTANEOUS DROPKICKS! THEY BOTH ROLL BACK TO THEIR FEET AS HBG IMMEDIATELY SENDS A KICK TO THE SKULL OF DRAKE! HE CATCHES IT! HBG NAILS HIM WITH AN ENZUIGIRI! SHE GOT HIM! Drake is sent backpedaling into the nearest corner! He’s hurt! HBG has to capitalize!

Deadprez: AND SHE LOOKS TO DO EXACTLY THAT AS HBG COMES IN WITH MOMENTUM! FLYING FOREARM TO A CORNERED DRAKE! IT CONNECTS! DRAKE STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER! HE’S OUT OF IT! HBG MEETS HIM WITH A FOREARM TO THE FACE! ANOTHER! A BIG ELBOW CONNECTS! THE HEART BREAK GAL IS ABSOLUTELY UNLOADING AS DRAKE CAN’T EVEN GET HIS ARMS UP TO DEFEND HIMSELF! HBG CAPS IT OFF WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST!!

Pierre: NO–Drake ducks it and catches HBG with a Full Nelson! He’s got her! HBG’s fighting it! ROCK THE DRAGON SUPLEX!! HBG IMMEDIATELY FAVORING HER NECK AS SHE WRITHES IN PAIN ON THE CANVA! Drake sits up, surprised he was able to finally put a stop to her momentum! He has a chance to turn things around! Drake rises back to his feet, and just look at the sly smirk on his face! HBG’s got a clear weak point and he just got a chance to exploit it! Drake makes his way towards HBG, grabbing her by the hair and pulling her up! HE LOCKS IN ANOTHER FULL NELSON! HE’S GOT HER! DRAKE DRAGS HER ALL THE WAY UP! HE’S SWINGING HBG AROUND LIKE A RAGDOLL! SHOWING ABSOLUTELY NO MERCY! HBG’S DOING ALL SHE CAN TO FIGHT IT, BUT HER NECK HAS TO BE KILLING HER! HE CAPS IT OFF WITH ANOTHER VIOLENT DRAGON SUPLEX!! DRAKE BRIDGES HIS BODY FOR THE COVER!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!…….

Deadprez: Not even a two as HBG kicks out! She has to be in incredible pain, but what resilience! Drake isn’t finished by any means! He wants to keep this going! He wants to make certain she won’t be getting back up! DRAKE WITH A FULL NELSON IN ONCE MORE! HE’S DEADLIFTING HBG BACK UP AGAIN! SWINGING HER BODY AROUND BACK AND FORTH, APPLYING MORE AND MORE PRESSURE TO THE NECK!

Pierre: He absolutely does not care anymore! Drake is doing whatever it takes to finish this! DRAKE FINISHES IT OFF WITH A THIRD CONSECUTIVE ROCK THE DRAGON SUPLEX!!!

Deadprez: NO! HBG MANAGES TO STOP IT! SHE BLOCKS IT WITH HER LEGS AND FIGHTS WITH ALL HER MIGHT! SHE GETS ONE ARM FREED! Drake is struggling to get it back in his grasp! HBG throws an elbow back into the face of Drake! Another elbow connects! Drake is doing all he can to stop her! HE BREAKS THE POTENTIAL DRAGON SUPLEX AND LOCKS THE WAIST OF HBG! RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!! NO–HBG LANDS ON HER FEET, GRABBING THE RIGHT ARM OF DRAKE AND DROPPING DOWN INTO A CROSS ARMBAR!!! DRAKE IS PANICKING! HBG IS STILL ALIVE AND SHE’S NOT GOING ANYWHERE FROM THE LOOKS OF IT! UNREAL HOW MUCH RESILIENCE THIS WOMAN HAS! DRAKE IS DOING ALL HE CAN TO GET OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION! DRAKE CLAWING HIS WAY TOWARDS THE ROPES, DESPERATE TO REACH THEM!

Pierre: HBG breaks the hold?! She’s favoring her neck again! She may have reached her limit! Drake retreats into the corner, favoring his right arm with a look of anger! He absolutely hates how much endurance HBG has! He saw it himself for months and months as he sat here with me on commentary! He knows everything she’s capable of and yet still can’t stop her! HBG slowly rises back to her feet, staring down with Drake! DRAKE PULLS HIMSELF TOGETHER AND CHARGES, HOPING TO BREAK HER BACK DOWN!

Deadprez: HBG FORCES HERSELF UP AND SIDESTEPS THE INCOMING DRAKE! Drake quickly turns around! JUMPING DDT FROM HBG! It’s no good as Drake forces her off! HE CHARGES IN WITH A BIG LARIAT! HBG ducks it! Drake turns around! PELE KICK!! A BIG PELE KICK CATCHES DRAKE OFF GUARD! He’s scrambling to get back up! HBG isn’t far behind him! Drake’s on his feet, but he quickly falters, stumbling into the ropes! HBG’s back up! SHE PICKS UP SPEED AND CHARGES! DRAKE WITH A BOOT TO THE JAW OF HBG! HBG CHARGES AGAIN AND NAILS DRAKE WITH A RUNNING FOREARM! ANOTHER FOREARM! ANOTHER! SHE CHARGES INTO THE OPPOSITE ROPES! HBG WITH MOMENTUM! LOOK OUT! A BIG RUNNING LARIAT CONNECTS AS DRAKE IS SENT OVER THE ROPES AND CRASHING HARD TO THE OUTSIDE!!

Pierre: Drake is in trouble! He’s hurting! He hit hard on that landing to the outside, and to make matters worse, HBG doesn’t look finished whatsoever! She’s got her eyes locked on Drake! HBG CHARGES INTO THE ROPES! SHE COMES BARRELING FORWARD AS DRAKE GETS TO HIS FEET! INCOMING! SUICIDE DIVE CONNECTS AS DRAKE IS SENT CRASHING HARD INTO THE BARRICADE!! Drake looks like he’s in absolute disbelief! He was absolutely CERTAIN he could finish this! Absolutely positive he would be able to end this if he took advantage of HBG’s neck! HBG still favoring her neck as she forces herself back to her feet! You can see her grimacing in pain as she climbs up onto the apron! Drake’s desperate to get back up! HBG with her sights on her opponent once more… DRAKE IS UP AS HBG COMES CHARGING! SHE LEAPS FROM THE APRON WITH THE ARROWVERSE!!!

Deadprez: NO–DRAKE USES THE MOMENTUM AGAINST HER AS SHE SWINGS HBG INTO THE NEARBY BARRICADE!! HBG is down and out on the outside! Drake stumbles into the apron, rolling back into the ring! Drake still damaged from the onslaught by HBG, but he managed to turn things around, at least for the moment! The Referee starts a count for HBG on the outside!

Referee: ONE!!…………… TWO!!……………..

Pierre: Drake has no interest in winning this one by countout as he rolls back to the outside… Drake making his way over to HBG, clutching her by the hair and dragging her up! Drake with absolute hate in his eyes as he pulls her up! He puts a forearm against the windpipe of HBG against the barricade, getting in her face!

Drake (no mic): YOU WANNA SLAP ME AGAIN?! COME ON! SLAP ME!

Deadprez: DRAKE WITH A SLAP TO THE FACE OF HBG!

Drake (no mic): SLAP ME!

Pierre: HBG CLUTCHING THE HAIR OF DRAKE, LOOKING TO FIGHT BACK! DRAKE NAILS HER WITH A HARD RIGHT HAND! HE PICKS HBG UP! GORILLA PRESS POSITION! AND DRAKE LAUNCHES HER INTO THE FRONT ROW OF CHAIRS AS THE FANS CLEAR OUT OF THE WAY! Drake has bad intentions in mind as he makes his way back to the ring, rolling in! The Referee would love it if he’d put a stop to this!

Deadprez: Oh he’s gonna put a stop to it alright! He intends to end it! Drake’s got his eyes on HBG in the front row! How far can he leap?! HBG’s struggling to get up! DRAKE LEAPS TO THE TOP ROPE!! LOOK OUT!!

Pierre: SPRINGBOARD SUICIDE SOMERSAULT SENTON AS DRAKE JAEGER CLEARS THE BARRICADE AND CRASHES INTO THE HEART BREAK GAL!!!! MY GOD!!

Deadprez: DRAKE JAEGER ABSOLUTELY SACRIFICING HIS BODY HERE TONIGHT FOR THE SAKE OF WALKING OUT OF PITTSBURGH AS THE EAW CHAMPION! THIS IS ALL HE’S WANTED! MORE THAN ANYTHING! YOU PEOPLE LAUGHED AT HIM LIKE HE WAS A JOKE BUT NOBODY’S LAUGHING NOW, I ASSURE YOU OF THAT! HBG CERTAINLY ISN’T!

Pierre: The Referee starts a count as Drake shows signs of life!

Referee: ONE!!…………. TWO!!…………. THREE!!……………

Pierre: Drake rises up amongst the abandoned chairs, dragging HBG up with him! He sends her back over the barricade!

Referee: SIX!!………… SEVEN!!…………… EIGHT!!…………

Deadprez: Drake’s got a hold of her, pulling HBG up… HE SENDS HER ROLLING BACK INTO THE RING TO BREAK THE COUNT! He’s not finished by any means! Drake stalking HBG as he slides back into the ring! HBG is doing literally all that she can to keep it together, but her body just isn’t cooperating! There’s not much left in her by this point! She’s desperate just to get up! Drake stands over her with a sadistic smile! AXE KICK!!! A BIG AXE KICK TO THE BACK OF HBG’S HEAD!! HBG isn’t stopping! She refuses to go down! Drake shaking his head, telling her to just stay down! A SECOND AXE KICK CONNECTS!! Drake watches as the EAW Champion struggles to force herself back up! She’s in excruciating pain!

Pierre: I never thought I would see Drake act so mercilessly towards HBG, but we’re seeing it right now in living color as he drags HBG back up, getting in her face once more! Demanding she just stay down! She’s got nothing left in her! HBG WITH A LOUD FOREARM TO THE FACE OF DRAKE BEFORE STUMBLING BACKWARDS INTO THE CORNER! DRAKE DIDN’T LIKE THAT! HE CHARGES!! RUNNING DROPKICK CONNECTS INTO A CORNERED HEART BREAK GAL WITH ALL DRAKE’S MIGHT! HE’S BACK ON HIS FEET! HE’S GOT HBG UP! GRABBING HER BY THE HAIR AS HE CONNECTS WITH A BACKHAND CHOP TO THE CHEST! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! ELBOW SMASH! A HEADBUTT! DRAKE JAEGER IS UNLOADING!! HE CATCHES HBG WITH A SNAPMARE! A FOOTBALL KICK TO THE SPINE OF HBG! ANOTHER KICK! THESE DEVASTATING RAPID SHOOT KICKS TO THE BACK FROM DRAKE! DRAKE DRAGS HER BACK UP! SHE’S STILL ABLE TO STAND ON HER OWN! HE’S TELLIN HER TO DO SOMETHING! HE’S EGGING HER ON!

Deadprez: TRAMP STAMP!!! NO–DRAKE CATCHES IT WITH EASE! NOT ENOUGH FORCE BEHIND IT! HE SHAKES HIS HEAD AND PULLS HBG IN FOR A DECAPITATING LARIAT!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING! HBG IS OUT! DRAKE ROLLS HER OVER AND HOOKS A LEG!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!!!………

Pierre: HBG WITH A SHOULDER UP! She isn’t giving up! Drake looks more annoyed than anything by now! He thinks HBG should have given up a long time ago! There’s no telling how much damage has been done to her neck! He sits up, contemplating his neck move before going back to work as he drags HBG with him! This is hard to watch… HBG can’t do anything! She’s still trying to fight it, but there’s not enough behind her shots to make a difference! DRAKE TURNS HER AROUND! HE’S GOT HER SET UP!! NOBLE PHANTASM!!!

Deadprez: NO–HBG TRIPS HIM WITH A VICTORY ROLL–SHE’S GOT THE ANKLE OF DRAKE!!! HBG WITH AN ANKLE LOCK OUT OF NOWHERE ON DRAKE JAEGER!! SHEER DESPERATION HAS SAVED HER ONCE AGAIN HER AS SHE TWISTS AND CRANKS ON THIS ANKLE LOCK!! DRAKE IS DESPERATE TO GET TO THE ROPES! HBG HAS A GRAPEVINE IN ON DRAKE, HYPEREXTENDING THE LEG! SHE REFUSES TO LET GO! SHE’S LIKE A DAMN PITBULL!! DRAKE INCHES HIS WAY TOWARDS THE ROPES! HE NEEDS TO GET TO THEM! HBG REFUSES TO LET GO FOR ANYTHING! NOT EVEN THE PAIN SHOOTING THROUGH HER NECK IS GONNA MAKE HER BREAK THIS HOLD! SHE WON’T LET IT GO!

Pierre: DRAKE CLUTCHES THE BOTTOM ROPE! IT’S ALL FOR NAUGHT! HBG HAS TO BREAK IT! THE REFEREE STARTS A COUNT!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Pierre: An exhausted and injured HBG has no choice but to break the Ankle Lock as Drake immediately rolls to the outside! Drake hobbling for a moment, in pain after that submission, but he looks more angered than anything! He drags HBG out of the ring! DRAKE WITH A BIG IRISH WHIP AS HBG IS SENT CRASHING HARD INTO THE STEEL STEPS! The top of those steps just sent flying off from the sheer impact of HBG’s body! Drake with absolutely NO regard for his opponent in this! He’s legitimately angry that she continues to keep fighting even with how futile it is! She can’t do a thing! Drake has been in control for a good portion of this match while HBG’s neck has been nothing short of a burden to her! Drake now… What on Earth is he doing?! He’s got his sights set on bottom of those steel steps! He’s dragging them out! Come on! This can’t be legal! Whatever he’s doing can NOT be legal! Someone stop this! DRAKE NOW PULLING HBG UP THERE ONTO THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS WITH HIM! HE’S GONNA END HER DAMN CAREER IF THIS KEEPS UP! DRAKE PICKS HBG UP!!! LOOKING FOR THE CHAPTER BLACK – THAT BELLY TO BACK SIT OUT PILEDRIVER, AND IF HE DOES, IT WILL LEGITIMATELY BREAK HER NECK! I’M CERTAIN OF IT! DON’T DO THIS, DRAKE!… Hold on… DRAKE DROPS HER DOWN! HE’S HESITATING! The Referee scolding him from inside the ring! He’s lost it!

Deadprez: DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN!! THE HEART BREAK GAL WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN ON DRAKE JAEGER! SHE’S GOT BOTH LEGS, STILL ON THE BOTTOM OF THOSE STEPS!! SLINGSHOT!!! HBG WITH A SLINGSHOT AS DRAKE IS LAUNCHED FACE-FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!!! DRAKE JAEGER IS STUMBLING AROUND AND LOOK AT THE BLOOD RUNNING DOWN HIS FACE!! JESUS! HE LOOKS LIKE HE JUST CRAWLED OUT OF A CAR WRECK!! DRAKE ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING, STRUGGLING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE HE EVEN IS AFTER THAT!

Pierre: He made a huge mistake and hesitated, and HBG just made him pay dearly for it! HBG is doing all she possibly can to get back up as she uses the apron to drag herself to her feet! She realizes she may have just given herself a huge chance to turn things around here! She just needs to take advantage of it! She can still win this! Drake is a bloody mess in the ring, still trying to pull himself together! HBG starts climbing the apron! She’s up! DRAKE FORCES HIMSELF FORWARD! HE NAILS HBG WITH A FOREARM, TAKING HER OFF THE APRON!! He’s still able to focus enough to keep up the attack! He doesn’t want to let this match slip through his fingers! Drake rises back to his feet, his face is covered in blood from that shot to the ringpost, but he has no choice but to keep going! He watches as HBG struggles to get up! DRAKE HITS THE ROPES! HE’S USING ALL HE HAS LEFT! INCOMING!!

Deadprez: TRAMP STAMP!!! THE HEART BREAK GAL OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A SUPERKICK TO DRAKE JUST AS HE COMES THROUGH THE ROPES!! SHE NAILED HIM!! DRAKE’S LIMP BODY FALLS BACK INTO THE RING AS HBG MANAGES TO FORCE HERSELF TO ROLL BACK IN! Just look at these two! In the blink of an eye, Drake is a bloody mess and HBG can barely move her neck! They’ve absolutely destroyed one another’s bodies so far, and they aren’t done yet! Both HBG and Drake attempting to race back to a vertical base! They lock eyes! HBG nails a bloodied Drake with a big right hand!…. Drake manages to return it with a shot of his own!….. HBG with a forearm!….. Drake with another right hand!….. HBG WITH A LOUD ELBOW! ANOTHER LOUD ELBOW! DRAKE FIRES BACK WITH A FOREARM! ANOTHER SHOT! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! HBG FIRES BACK! THEY’RE GOING AT IT! BOTH COMPETITORS ON THEIR KNEES, LAYING INTO ONE ANOTHER! THEY’RE BOTH SLOWLY RISING BACK TO THEIR FEET, GOING AT IT WITH EVERYTHING THEY HAVE LEFT IN THEM! ALL TO JUST WIN THIS ONE MATCH! ALL TO WALK OUT OF HERE EAW CHAMPION!!

Pierre: HBG’S TAKING CONTROL! SHE’S TAKING CONTROL! HBG WITH SHOT AFTER SHOT AFTER SHOT INTO DRAKE! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! ANOTHER! DRAKE DROPS TO HIS KNEES AS HBG LAYS INTO HIM! HBG JUST UNLOADING!! HBG HITS THE ROPES!! DRAKE FORCES HIMSELF TO HIS FEET AND CHARGES IN AFTER HER!!

Deadprez: DEVIL TRIGGER!!!!! A DEVIL TRIGGER TO HBG AGAINST THE ROPES BY DRAKE!!! I DON’T KNOW IF IT HAD ENOUGH POWER BEHIND IT, BUT HE MAY HAVE BEEN ENOUGH TO PUT HER AWAY AS DRAKE WOOZILY GRABS HBG, PULLING HER TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, LOOKING TO END THIS!! HE’S GOT HER!! NOBLE PHANTAAAASSMMMMM!!!!!

Pierre: HBG ESCAPES IT OFF THE BACK OF DRAKE! HE TURNS AROUND!! TRAMP STAMP!!! NO–HE DUCKS IT THIS TIME AND CHARGES INTO THE ROPES!! DRAKE INCOMING WITH A YAKUZA KICK!! HBG DODGES AND CHARGES INTO THE ROPES HERSELF! DRAKE TURNS AROUND!! FLYING FOREARM!!! THE HEART BREAK GAL CAUGHT HIM WITH A FLYING FOREARM AS BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN! BOTH ARE MOTIONLESS!!

Deadprez: Jesus Christ! These two don’t know when to stop! How are they both STILL moving after all of that! The Heart Break Gal has to be in an insane amount of pain by this point, but yet she STILL keeps going! She’s crawling towards the nearby corner! HBG clutching the ropes to help drag herself up! She wants to end this more than anything! More than ANYTHING! She’s stalking Drake as he desperately tries to get himself back up! His face is a crimson mask! HBG yelling for him to get up! DRAKE FORCES HIMSELF TO HIS FEET! HE TURNS AROUND AS HBG COMES CHARING OUT OF THE CORNER!! SHE’S GOT HIM!! EVISCERATIOOOONNNN!!!!!!

Pierre: DRAKE STOPS IT THIS TIME! HE’S NOT LETTING IT HAPPEN! NOT NOW! HE KNOWS THIS IS IT IF SHE CONNECTS! HE’S DESPERATE! HE’S USING EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH TO KEEP HER UP! HE CAN’T EVEN COUNTER! HBG WITH A SHOT TO THE SKULL OF DRAKE! ANOTHER! ANOTHER SENDS DRAKE STUMBLING BACKWARDS AND INTO THE NEARBY CORNER! HE TURNS HIMSELF AROUND, GETTING HBG ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND NAILS HER WITH A LOUD SHOT TO THE JAW! DRAKE WITH A FOREARM TO THE FACE OF HBG NOW! HBG MANAGES TO CATCH HIM WITH A BOOT! ANOTHER! DRAKE IS SENT BACKPEDALING! HBG LEAPS OFF THE TOP!! THE ARROWVERSE!!! SHE CATCHES DRAKE WITH A BIG DIVING HURRICANRANA AS DRAKE IS WHIPPED HARD INTO THE CANVAS!! The Heart Break Gal has a chance to end this! Drake is ripe for the picking! All she has to do is hit something big enough to keep him down! She knows that better than anyone as she starts climbing back to her feet! HBG stumbles over to the nearest corner! She has Drake exactly where she wants him as he starts to make her ascent! She’s gonna finish this!

Deadprez: NO–DRAKE’S BACK UP?! HE’S GOT HIMSELF BACK UP AND RUSHES INTO THE BACK OF HBG WITH CLUBBING BLOWS!! DRAKE LAYING INTO HER FROM BEHIND WITH THOSE HARD SHOTS! DRAKE ISN’T FINISHED YET! HE STARTS CLIMBING UP THERE WITH HER! DRAKE HAS A CHANCE TO TURN THIS ALL AROUND! TO GENUINELY TAKE HBG OUT OF COMMISSION AND WALK OUT OF HERE WITH THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP!! HE CAN DO IT! DRAKE IS UP THERE WITH HER! HE GETS ONE ARM IN HIS CONTROL…. AND ANOTHER! HE’S GOT HER IN A FULL NELSON! NO WAY! HE’S NOT GONNA DO THIS! DRAGON SUPERPLEX!!!!!!

Pierre: HBG FIGHTS IT, ESCAPING WITH ONE ARM AND ELBOWING DRAKE! SHE ESCAPES AND DROPS THROUGH THE LEGS OF DRAKE! TRAMP STAMP TO THE BACK OF DRAKE’S RIGHT LEG AS HE’S CAUGHT ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! HBG with something big in mind once more! She can do this! She’s climbing up! SHE’S GOT DRAKE IN HER GRASP! HBG LEAPS TO THE SHOULDERS OF DRAKE!! REVERSE SUPER FRANKENSTEINER!!!

Deadprez: NO–DRAKE DROPS HBG DOWN OFF OF HIS SHOULDERS AND INTO A SPIDER SUPLEX AS SHE’S DROPPED RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD!!! HBG IS IN PAIN! SHE IS IN ABSOLUTE AGONY!! DRAKE LOOKS MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER AS HE USES EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH TO LIFT HIS UPPER BODY BACK UP TO THE TOP! HE’S FINISHING THIS! DRAKE PULLS HIMSELF BACK UP! HE’S GOT HIS BALANCE! HE’S GOT THIS! DRAKE LEAPS!! CORKSCREW MOONSAULT!!!!!

Pierre: HBG ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY JUST BEFORE IT COULD CONNECT AS DRAKE JAEGER CRASHES ONTO THE CANVAS!! DRAKE JAEGER WRITHING IN PAIN AS HBG DRAGS HERSELF BACK UP TO HER FEET IN THE CORNER!! DRAKE CLUTCHING AT HIS RIBS AS HE GETS UP!! HBG RUSHES IN!! EVISCERAAATTTIIIOOONNN!!!!!!! SHE GOT IT! SHE GOT IT!! HBG GOES FOR THE COVER ON DRAKE!!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!………. TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!……….. THREE!!!

Deadprez: DRAKE KICKS OUT! YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! HE’S STILL IN THIS! The Heart Break Gal absolutely cannot believe it! I don’t know if I can even believe it, but he’s still very much alive in this! He’s still not giving up despite the blood he’s lost and the damage he’s taken! He continues to keep fighting! HBG hoped that would be it, but she’s gotta think of something else! She’s worn and torn from what she’s put her body through! HBG struggles to move as she rises back to her feet, making her way to the corner! Every move must feel like an eternity to her as she climbs to the top! Drake is motionless! SHE’S PERCHED! HBG LEAPS!! FALL OF EMPIRE!!!!!!!!!!

Pierre: DRAKE GETS HIS KNEES UP!!! DRAKE GETS THE KNEES UP AS HBG LANDS RIBS FIRST ONTO THEM!! DRAKE ROLLS HIMSELF OVER INTO A COVER ON HBG IMMEDIATELY!!

Referee: ONE!!!

Deadprez: HBG KICKS OUT AT ONE?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! HBG KICKS OUT AT ONE AS A FURIOUS DRAKE JAEGER RUSHES BACK TO HIS FEET WHILE HBG STRUGGLES TO GET UP!! SHE’S–DEVIL TRIGGER!!!!! A VIOLENT DEVIL TRIGGER CONNECTS TO HBG AS DRAKE DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!………. TWO!!!!!!!!!!………. THREE!!!!

Pierre: SHE KICKS OUT! DRAKE JAEGER IS ABSOLUTELY LIVID!! DRAKE JAEGER NEARLY HAD IT! HE NEARLY HAD IT FINISHED! HE CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!

(Drake Jaeger gets on his knees and puts his hands over is mouth in disbelief)

Deadprez: You gotta feel for the guy! He just wants to win! He wants to be respected! He wants to be EAW Champion! He’s so close and yet he can’t put her away! Drake now rising back to his feet… HBG barely loving as Drake towers over her… Drake now….

(Drake slowly points a gun hand gesture against the head of the Heart Break Gal as she gets to her knees)

Pierre: Drake looks like he’s gonna finish this! Drake telling her to stay down! AND SHE DOES NOT AS HBG GRABS THAT FINGER OF DRAKE!! SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE’S GONNA BREAK HIS DAMN FINGER AS HBG CLUTCHES IT IN HER HAND! DRAKE IS IN PAIN AS HBG PULLS HIM TO HER!! SHE’S GOT HIM!! SHE’S GOT IT LOCKED IN!! HEART EATER!!!! THE GOGOPLATA IS LOCKED IN ON DRAKE JAEGER!! DRAKE IS DESPERATE!! HE’S BLOODIED AND BEATEN AND BATTERED!! DRAKE KNOWS THIS IS OVER IF HE LETS HER KEEP THIS IN ANY LONGER!! DRAKE IS USING LITERALLY EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH!! HE’S USING EVERYTHING HE HAS! HE PICKS HBG UP!!…. SIT OUT POWERBOMB!!!!! DRAKE JAEGER TURNS IT INTO A SIT OUT POWERBOMB AS THE HOLD IS BROKEN!!

Deadprez: NO–HBG IMMEDIATELY GRABS HIM AND LOCKS IT BACK IN!! YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!! SHE WON’T DIE! SHE JUST WILL NOT DIE!! HOW?! DRAKE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TRY IT AGAIN IF HE EVEN CAN! HE’S GOT SOMETHING LEFT IN HIM!! HE FORCES HIMSELF UP! HE WON’T QUIT! HE JUST WON’T! DRAKE LIFTS HBG UP WITH HIM ONCE MORE! HE’S GOT HER UP!!…. DRAKE STARTS CHARGING TOWARDS THE CORNER!! MODIFIED TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB!!!

Pierre: HBG BREAKS THE HOLD AND TURNS IT INTO A HURRICANRANA AS DRAKE IS SENT CRASHING INTO THE CORNER!! Drake is left in that corner as HBG starts rising back to her feet! She looks like a predator on the prowl and Drake is the only target she wants tonight! Drake pulls himself out of the corner! He manages to stay on his feet as HBG is up! DRAKE TURNS AROUND! HBG RUSHES IN!!!

Deadprez: DEVIL TRIGGER TO THE HEART BREAK GAL!!!!! HBG LOOKS ABSOLUTELY STUNNED AS DRAKE CATCHES HER WITH ANOTHER BICYCLE KNEE OUT OF THE DAMN BLUE!!! SHE DROPS TO HER KNEES IN PAIN AND SHOCK!! DRAKE WITH A SECOND VICIOUS BICYCLE KNEE AS ANOTHER DEVIL TRIGGER CONNECTS!!!! BLOOD RUNNING DOWN THE NOSE OF HBG!! HE MAY HAVE BROKEN HER DAMN NOSE!! HBG TRYING TO GET UP! DESPERATE! SHE FALLS INTO THE ROPES!! SHE CAN’T DO IT! SHE’S GOT NOTHING LEFT IN HER! DRAKE WITH ABSOLUTELY NO MERCY AS HE POINTS ANOTHER GUN HAND GESTURE TOWARDS HER! JUST STAY DOWN, HBG! DON’T BE AN IDIOT!

(Drake pantomimes shooting a gun at HBG)

Drake (no mic): … BANG!

Pierre: DRAKE HITS THE ROPES!! HE’S USING EVERYTHING HE’S GOT LEFT IN HIM!! HE’S CHARGING!! DEVIL TRIGGGGGGEEEERRRRR!!!!!!

Deadprez: THE HEART BREAK GAL ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND TO HER FEET!! DRAKE TURNS AROUND!!! TRAMP STAMP!!! A POWERFUL SUPERKICK CONNECTS TO DRAKE AS HE FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES AND TO THE OUTSIDE WHILE HBG DROPS TO THE CANVAS!!! HOW DID SHE PULL THAT OFF?! HOW?! THE REFEREE IS JUST TRYING TO TALK SOME SENSE INTO BOTH OF THESE COMPETITORS, BUT HBG ISN’T TALKING! SHE’S DONE TALKING AS SHE CLUTCHES THE PANTS OF THE REFEREE, PULLING HERSELF UP!! USING THE REFEREE TO GET HERSELF BACK ON HER FEET! HBG GETS UP AND RUSHES OVER TO THE NEAREST CORNER, OVERLOOKING DRAKE AS HE STRUGGLES TO GET UP!! HBG CLIMBS TO THE TOP!! SHE’S NOT STOPPING!! DRAKE IS UP! HBG LEAPS!! FIVE-STAR FROGSPLASH TO A STANDING DRAKE ON THE OUTSIDE!!!!

Pierre: BOTH ARE DOWN ONCE MORE! HBG STILL MOVING, BUT SHE’S MOVING SLOWER AND SLOWER! SHE HAS TO END IT! HBG GRABS DRAKE, DRAGGING HIM UP WITH HER! SHE’S USING EVERY LAST OUNCE OF STRENGTH SHE HAS! SHE SENDS DRAKE ROLLING BACK INTO THE RING! HBG SLIDES BACK IN AS DRAKE STRUGGLES TO GET UP! HE’S DESPERATE! HE’S CLINGING TO ANYTHING HE CAN! HBG IS ON HER FEET! HBG IS NOW THE ONE POINTING A GUN HAND GESTURE AT DRAKE AS HE RISES TO HIS FEET! HE PUTS HIS HANDS UP TO FIGHT… NO–HE DROPS THEM AS HBG CHARGES!! HBG WITH A DEVIL TRIGGER OF HER OWN!!!! DRAKE IS OUT AS HBG IMMEDIATELY STUMBLES OVER TO THE CORNER! SHE’S CLIMBING! SHE’S CLIMBING WITH EVERY LAST THING SHE’S GOT!! HBG IS PERCHED!!! FALL! OF!! EMMPPPPPIIIIIIRRREEE!!!!!!

Deadprez: IT CONNECTS AS HBG COVERS HIM!!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!…….. TWO!!!!!!!!!!………. THREE!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Pierre: THE HEART BREAK GAL HAS DONE IT! SHE RETAINS THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP! BY SOME MIRACLE, SHE IS STILL THE EAW CHAMPION AFTER EVERYTHING SHE’S PUT HER BODY THROUGH TONIGHT!

(“Square Hammer” by Ghost plays all throughout the PPG Paints Arena as The Heart Break Gal and Drake Jaeger remain motionless on the canvas)

Fitzpatrick: THE WINNER OF THIS CONTEST BY PINFALL!!……. AND STTTTTIIIIILLLLLLLL ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING WORLD CHAMPION…… THE HEART! BREAK!! GAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!

Deadprez: I gotta hand it to her, that was an unbelievable performance! I don’t know if there’s anything left of her after that, but what a performance! Both of them laid it all on the line out there! Both of them tore their bodies apart for the sake of being EAW Champion!

Pierre: You absolutely cannot deny the superhuman resilience of both of these competitors tonight! They took one another to their limits and beyond! The Heart Break Gal has proven once again why she IS the Best in the World today! Why she is the EAW Champion!

Deadprez: And don’t forget about Drake Jaeger either! He had something big to prove out there as well, and I believe he did exactly that! He wanted respect, and by God, I think he got it!

Pierre: He’s got my respect, that’s for sure! He showed us all out here tonight what an absolute contender he can be, and I hope to one day see him try it again! He put everything he had and more into that match, so kudos to him! What a career-making performance!

(Cameron Ella Ava enters the ring with the Unified Tag Team Championships, carrying her own Openweight Championship as she checks on a still motionless Heart Break Gal)

Deadprez: I SUPPOSE I have to give credit where credit’s due and say that these two made history in a big bad way tonight… They both gave everything their absolute all and because of it, they’re walking out of Pittsburgh as multi-Champions!

Pierre: What a night! What a moment this is! The Heart Break Gal may not be able to enjoy much of it with how damaged her body is right now, but she put on something tonight that nobody is gonna forget! I know I won’t!

(A damaged Drake Jaeger forces himself up to his knees, looking on as Cameron talks to the Heart Break Gal, handing her the EAW Championship and her Unified Tag team Championship)

Deadprez: Drake has every right to be heartbroken after that loss, but I’m certain there will be plenty more to come if he keeps it up, no doubt about it. Hold on…

(A bloodied and battered Drake makes his way over to the Heart Break Gal and Cameron, asking to talk to HBG)

Pierre: I wasn’t expecting this… Cameron looks a bit abrasive to the idea, but… Drake gets to his knees as HBG is still down on the canvas while Doctors get to the ring to perhaps get her on a stretcher…

(Drake Jaeger mouths “Sorry” to the Heart Break Gal before shaking her hand and rolling out of the ring)

Deadprez: Wow. Drake Jaeger showing respect to HBG after all of that? Perhaps he just needed to see for himself if he could get this far, I’m not sure.

Pierre: Nonetheless, a nice moment to see. What a fantastic night it’s been all together! We’re about out of time, but I want to thank everyone for joining us here tonight! We witnessed some of the best action you could ever hope for and only from us here at Showdown, so thank you for being here and supporting us! Thank you for witnessing this historic night with us! From the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, signing off for Deadprez, I’m Pierre McGuire, thank you and goodnight!

(A bloodied and battered Drake Jaeger is shown making his way back up the ramp while Doctors check on The Heart Break Gal as she sits up with Cameron Ella Ava next to her, looking at the EAW Championship and Unified Tag Team Championships before the camera fades to black)

( EAW logo buzzes )

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