(A dark dimmed room is shown with the camera focusing on a spotlight in the middle of it. Suddenly, a man steps into the frame and walks into the middle of that spotlight and begins speaking.)
Unidentified man: My name is Mike Silver, the founder and chairman of REVOLT! Pro Combat. I was just a kid when I fell in love with this sport, I remember it like it was yesterday. Mr. DEDEDE taking on Mike Waggz on Sunday Night Yahoo…. it was like nothing I’ve ever witnessed before.
(A clip of Mr. DEDEDE holding the SNY Championship is shown)
Mike Silver: The rawness and the authenticity of everything made me gravitate towards this sport. It quickly went from a hobby to a lifestyle. I witnessed the industry evolve over time, but the rawness remained the same.
(Random clips of AWF and EAW from 2007 are shown including HRDO, Crude, Mak, and CM Ronn)
Mike Silver: I’ve witnessed dynasties fall.
(An old newsclip of an announcement of AWF’s closing is shown)
Mike Silver: Empires rise.
(Another old newsclip about EAW’s reemergence is shown)
Mike Silver: Through and through, the business stayed true to its roots through the superstars that represented them and the product that was being put out.
(Clips of rookie versions of Captain Charisma, RRS, Masters, Lethal Consequences, StarrStan, and Impact are shown as well as several clips of extreme matches from 2008)
Mike Silver: Years of hard work and dedication put in finally began to pay off. The industry reached a pinnacle.
(Several Pain for Pride logos and historic moments are shown)
Mike Silver: But with success, comes complacency. I started to see the sport I knew and love become stagnant. I witnessed a monopoly grow as competition faltered and I witnessed what happens when you get too comfortable. What was once a thing I knew and loved went from a passion to strictly a business. With that mentality, it lost its luster. It lost what made it… raw and authentic. That’s where I came in.
(Clips of several fans lined up outside of REVOLT events on the independent scene is shown)
Mike Silver: I spoke as a voice for the people, and I created a product for a large market of people who felt like me and missed the aspects that make what was something we once loved. We made our voices heard in spades. The stars aligned.
(Clips of Ronn Banks being announced as an investor in REVOLT! Pro Combat are shown as well as the announcement of several big names in the industry signing with the company)
Mike Silver: The mission: Create a compelling product, REBEL against what had been settled on as the norm, and light a fire under the ass of these large corporations that would spark a RESURGENCE in the wrestling business. They responded accordingly.
(Several news clips of EAW purchasing REVOLT! Pro Combat is shown)
Mike Silver: It would have never been possible without the fans who believed in us, the talent in the back who carried this company and become stars in their own right.
(Clips of Sienna Jade, Maximus Grier, Kassidy Heart, Riley McCray, Andrei Sokolova, and Lexi Sheckler are shown)
Mike Silver: Fear not, because while REVOLT! Pro Combat standing alone as a single entity is no longer a concept, what has been revived in its place as a result of everything has been the resurrection of what once made this industry shine and made men like me, and millions of others fall in love in the first place. The essence has been restored, the product is raw and uncut, the way it should have always been. So as we embark on the final show of REVOLT’s existence, give yourselves a pat on the back, because we’ve accomplished more in just four months than most do in years. That makes us a success, and if you ask me… mission accomplished.
(“We Fight” by Dashboard Confessional plays as clips of the biggest moments of REVOLT Pro Combat are shown including Maximus Grier & Chris Elite headlining REVOLT 1, Liquid Swords taking on Blicky Boyz, Sienna Jade capturing the Freeweight Championship, Jackson Matthews’ debut, and Prince of Phenomenal winning the Middleweight Championship & defeating Mr. DEDEDE in the same night.)
James Peters: For the final time, HELLLLOOOOOO EVERYBODY!!! I’m James Peters here with my colleague Rich Russillo and we are here live in a packed Staples Center as the anticipation and electricity from the crowd is off the charts! It’s REVOLT 2! But it’s not just REVOLT 2! It’s the final show under the exclusive REVOLT umbrella since we have officially merged with the juggernaut of this business, Elite Answers Wrestling!
Rich Russillo: In other words.. I’m out of a job.
James Peters: Way to dampen the mood Rich, I’m personally in favor of this move because this isn’t about one company or the other… this is about the industry as a whole! The future of it is in great hands with this move! This can take the industry to a whole new level!
Rich Russillo: The industry reaches new heights while my bank account reaches a new low, seems like a fair exchange I guess.
James Peters: On a more positive note, tonight’s show looks to uplift any down spirits with the hard hitting action in the ring that we have lined up for you tonight! In tonight’s main event we have a battle of two former world champions going at it to be called the top in their division, the Prince of Phenomenal takes on Lucian Black! That and more.. Coming right up!
(The camera fades to the ramp as “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by the Darkness hits as Jackson Matthews steps onto the stage. He takes a deep breath as he takes in his surroundings before continuing down the ramp)
Bella Braxton: The following contest scheduled is scheduled for one fall! Approaching the ring first, from Cleveland, Ohio… weighing in at 199 pounds… JACCCCCKKKSSSSOOOONNNNN MAAAAATTTTHHHEEEEWWWWWSSSS!!
James Peters: To be in the mind of that man right now… what is going through his head?
Rich Russillo: If it’s anything other than confidence I don’t care. Jackson Matthews ASKED for this match, right? This wasn’t forced upon him. He better know what he got himself into.
(“Shook Ones” by Mobb Deep hits as Scott Diamond bursts through the curtain onto the stage with Albert Hitchman following behind)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Long Island, New York… weighing in at 280 pounds… SCOOOOTTTTTTT DIIIIIAAAMMMMMMOOOOONNNNNNDDDD!!
James Peters: AND SCOTT DIAMOND ISN’T WASTING ANY TIME HERE, RUSHING INTO THE RING… AND HERE WE GO!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: SCOTT DIAMOND THRUSTS HIS SHOULDER INTO THE MID-SECTION OF JACKSON MATTHEWS, FORCING HIM INTO THE CORNER… AND NOW KNEES!! KNEE THRUSTS RIGHT TO THE MID-SECTION!! SO MANY I’VE LOST COUNT!!… AN IRISH WHIP INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER… SCOTT DIAMOND COMES CHARGING… ANOTHER SHOULDER THRUST TO THE MID-SECTION, DIAMOND GRABBING MATTHEWS BY THE THROAT AND TOSSING HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING LIKE A RAG DOLL, MATTHEWS ALREADY MOTIONLESS, DIAMOND GETS JACKSON BACK TO HIS FEET… TOSSING HIM OVER HIS SHOULDERS… THE VORTEX!! HE’S NOT DONE… PULLING HIM UP A SECOND TIME… ONLY TO DELIVER A SECOND VORTEX!!
James Peters: SCOTT DIAMOND THROWS HIMSELF ON TOP OF JACKSON MATTHEWS AND BEGINS PUMMELING INTO HIM WITH LEFT HANDS, RIGHT HANDS, ELBOWS, FOREARMS… JACKSON MATTHEWS ISN’T BLOCKING ANY OF THESE, HE’S COMPLETELY OUT OF IT FOLKS BUT SCOTT DIAMOND DOESN’T CARE, HE JUST DOESN’T CARE!! BEATING JACKSON MATTHEWS INTO A BLOODY MESS, THE REFEREE NOT DARING TO GET IN-BETWEEN SCOTT DIAMOND, SCOTT FINALLY LAYS OFF… PULLING JACKSON MATTHEWS TO HIS FEET AGAIN, TOSSING HIM OVER HIS SHOULDERS AGAIN, DELIVERING A VORTEX… AGAIN… THE COVER!!
Ref: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Shook Ones” hits as Scott Diamond immediately rolls out of the ring and heads up the ramp, not bothering to celebrate or look back)
James Peters: Wow…
Rich Russillo: Umm…
(Medical personnel rush into the ring, as some of them pass Scott Diamond we finally get to see a little emotion from him, a sadistic smile)
James Peters: Uh folks, we’re gonna cut away for a bit as we get situated here. Medical personnel are attending to Jackson Matthews right now, we’ll be back.
(The camera cuts out into an advertisement for the all new EAW Network)
(Voltage Presents: Fighting Spirit, live from Tokyo, Japan on May 6th, 2018!)
(Talib Bari is seen in an office backstage full of boxes as he’s packing up and emptying his desk with a sad expression on his face)
Talib Bari: Four great months, just flew by like that.. I guess all good things do come to an end.
(Suddenly a knock is heard on the door)
Talib Bari: Come in!
???: Hello Mr. Bari
(The sad expression on Talib Bari’s face suddenly turns into excitement)
Talib Bari: It-its the legend himself! The olympic gold medalist! The icon! StarrStan! Never expected to see you at a REVOLT event, but then again I guess this is big fancy EAW’s property now..
(Talib Bari’s expression once again becomes sad)
StarrStan: It’s my honor. You know believe it or not, myself and others in EAW before this merger had been keeping a close eye on the product you guys put out here and I must say that you put out some amazing things. I respected the vision guys like Mike Silver and yourself had to want to restore this business to it’s natural order. The business acted accordingly, I haven’t been this excited over it in years and a lot of that is due in part to well… you.
Talib Bari: Me? I’m just a promoter.
StarrStan: No, you’re a star. A helluva promoter, a helluva personality, you were the heart and soul of REVOLT, you kept people tuning in and somewhere in that looney head of yours was the ability to put together marquee matches that the people wanted to see! THAT’S why I’m out here right now.
Talib Bari: I appreciate that bro, I truly do. It was a great feeling to serve this company and book it to the point where it created stars and made the biggest company in the world take notice, it just goes to show that my work paid off.
StarrStan: That it did. Speaking of work paying off, how’d you like to put some more work in?
Talib Bari: Wait hole up, are you sayin’ what I think you are?
StarrStan: Well if you think I’m here to offer you a job then well… you’re wrong. I was actually out here to enjoy the festivities of today’s events. There’s a few Dynasty talents competing in matches tonight who I’m here to support and extend an olive branch to. I do however wish you the best of luck in whatever life brings you going forward, I know you’ll succeed in whatever you put your mind to.
Talib Bari: Oh damn, well… thanks I guess.
StarrStan: Alright alright… in all seriousness, I believe that you’d make a great asset here in EAW helping it reach new heights just as you did in REVOLT, and with that I’d like to offer you a contract to Dynasty.
(Talib Bari drops everything and jumps up as he hops over the desk to hug StarrStan)
Talib Bari: I accept! You the best! I’m forever grateful for this opportunity I won’t let you down! You loyal! I appreciate you! I-
(StarrStan visibly red and uncomfortable swiftly shakes Talib off of him)
StarrStan: :whoa: Calm down buddy, I’m glad that you’re excited, but it’s time to get to work now. I’ll see you next week.
(Starr and Talib shake hands as StarrStan walks off)
Talib Bari: Yessir.
(Camera fades to black and then transitions back to ringside where “Jerusalem” by Emerson Lake and Palmer hits as Reginald Dampshaw III makes his way down the ring to a chorus of boos as he’s accompanied by his butler Critchton Merriweather)
Bella Braxton: The following match is scheduled for one fall and will determine the number one contender for the Light Heavyweight Championship! Introducing first, from Ryde, Isle of Wight, England, weighing in at 225 pounds, accompanied to the ring by his butler Critchton Merriweather… REGINALD DAMPSHAWWW THE THIRD!!!
Russillo: Reginald Dampshaw III’s a crafty devil. He knows how to get the job done. Malcolm is going to have to have eyes in the back of his head tonight.
(“Paradise” by Big Sean hits as Malcolm Jones makes his way down the ring to resounding cheers from the capacity crowd, many of whom he high-fives along his way down the ramp and into the ring)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Harlem, New York, weighing in at 230 pounds… MALCOLMMM JONESSS!!!
Peters: Malcolm Jones is The Wave. Tonight, Reginald Dampshaw III is going to try and overcome that wave, but will he be subdued and drown within its depths?
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Peters: This matchup is underway as Malcolm eagerly ties up with Reginald Dampshaw III! Dampshaw gets the strong position on Malcolm Jones as he now maneuvers his way behind him and has Malcolm Jones in a waistlock, but MJ quickly separates as he delivers a punishing elbow to the jaw of Reginald Dampshaw! Dampshaw hasn’t faced an athlete quite like MJ before, and now Malcolm Jones springs off the ropes to try and find Dampshaw in the middle of the ring, but Dampshaw with a clothesline attempt, and Malcolm Jones demonstrating that impressive jumping ability with a vertical leap over the head of Reginald Dampshaw! Malcolm’s momentum takes him toward the ropes on the other side of the ring, and as he now darts off of them Reginald is just beginning to find his footing and turn around, and it’s Malcolm Jones with a flying forearm smash that levels Reginald Dampshaw III! Dampshaw is downed, and he just couldn’t keep up with the superior athleticism, agility, and overall speed of Malcolm Jones just then and there!
Russillo: You’re absolutely right, Peters. Dampshaw is going to have to change his gameplan and approach this match a little bit differently than he ordinarily would, and that’s owing largely to the sheer physical ability of Malcolm Jones! The man is a STAR waiting in the wings!
Peters: Well, right now Malcolm Jones is trying to vanquish a potential star as he grabs Reginald Dampshaw III by the back of the neck and forces him back up to his feet! Immediately MJ goes back on the offensive as he forcefully backs Reginald Dampshaw back against the turnbuckles, pinning him up against them and now setting both of his arms up over the ropes, following it up with a knife-edged chop to the chest! Boy, is he going to feel that one tomorrow! AND ANOTHER KNIFE-EDGED CHOP BY MALCOLM JONES TO THE BARE CHEST OF REGINALD DAMPSHAW III! Malcolm Jones proceeds with a couple of open-fist punches squarely in the jaw of Reginald Dampshaw III! Malcolm Jones thinks he’s adequately subdued Reginald Dampshaw III, and now he has the back of his calves in his hands, using his incredible strength to force Dampshaw up not to the second rung of the ropes, but to the third rung! Malcolm totally skipped the usual protocol and said screw it, forcing Dampshaw all the way up to the top of the ropes! That’s an example of the sheer strength boasted by this Malcolm Jones cat!
Russillo: Can’t disagree with you! Malcolm has Reginald Dampshaw all the way up on the top rope, but before Malcolm can get up himself Reginald Dampshaw connects with a smack to the face of Malcolm Jones! AND ANOTHER SMACK TO THE FACE OF MALCOLM JONES IN SWIFT FASHION! BUT AS MALCOLM JONES WAS STAGGERING BACK AND DAMPSHAW WAS REGROUPING, JONES WITH AN ENZUIGIRI TO THE TURNBUCKLE-SEATED REGINALD DAMPSHAW! THAT CAUGHT DAMPSHAW RIGHT IN THE NOGGIN, AND MALCOLM JONES QUICKLY RISES TO HIS FEET AND HE HAS DAMPSHAW UP THERE FOR SOMETHING! HE’S GOING TO NAIL THIS! MALCOLM JONES HAS THE LEG OF REGINALD DAMPSHAW HOOKED UNDER HIS ARM, AND HE REELS HIM IN, HOISTING HIM HIGH ABOVE HIS HEAD AND TAKING HIM DOWN!! THE TOP-ROPE FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX CONNECTS AS THE SOUND OF REGINALD DAMPSHAW III’S BACK HITTING THE MAT MAKES A LOUD THUD THAT CAN BE HEARD ACROSS THIS ENTIRE ARENA! MALCOLM JONES ISN’T ENTIRELY UNAFFECTED EITHER AS HE SHOWS SOME MORTALITY AND CLUTCHES HIS BACK IN PAIN, BUT HE’S STILL ABLE TO HOOK THE LEG OF DAMPSHAW FOR THE COVER! THIS COULD VERY WELL BE IT!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE!!!!… TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!…..
Peters: BUT A KICKOUT RIGHT AFTER THE TWO BY REGINALD DAMPSHAW! DAMPSHAW’S SHOWING HE’S NOT JUST AN ALL-BARK, NO-BITE COMPETITOR, THAT HE’S GOT SOME REAL DOG IN HIM AND HE’S NOT GOING TO QUIT ON THIS BOUT WITHOUT FIRST SHOWING HIS TEETH! DAMPSHAW EXEMPLIFYING HIS RESILIENCY HERE TONIGHT AS THE CROWD RESPONDS TO HIS KICKOUT WITH “OOH’S” AND “AAH’S”! MJ IS IN COMPLETE DISBELIEF! HE RISES TO HIS FEET, STILL CLUTCHING HIS BACK DESPITE THE FACT THAT DAMPSHAW CLEARLY TOOK THE BRUNT OF THAT FALL, AND HE’S ON ONE KNEE — HE’S BACK UP! MALCOLM JONES HAS RISEN TO HIS FEET!
Russillo: Malcolm Jones isn’t the type to play possum and mess around, he’s going right back on the offensive with a boot stomp to the back of Reginald Dampshaw’s head! Dampshaw’s body is half the way up, and Malcolm Jones quickly wrenches him in, positioning him perfectly to hoist him in the air and set him up for a Vertical Suplex! AND HE DOES! MALCOLM JONES WITH THE VERTICAL SUPLEX CONNECTS! Malcolm has just continually worked Reginald Dampshaw throughout this match thus far, and Dampshaw’s had no answer thus far! Is Malcolm going to go for another pin? NO! Malcolm has Dampshaw wrenched in from a grounded position and uses his strength to take Reginald Dampshaw back to his feet as he once again has him perfectly positioned for another Vertical Suplex! HOLD ON, THOUGH, THIS TIME DAMPSHAW IS MEASURING A LITTLE BIT OF A COUNTER-ATTACK, STRUGGLING A LITTLE BIT AS HE PUNCHES MALCOLM JONES IN THE SIDE ONCE, TWICE, AND NOW THREE TIMES BEFORE HE CONNECTS WITH A DESPERATION KNEE TO THE GUT! AND AS SOON AS MALCOLM JONES STAGGERS BACK AFTER THAT KNEE, REGINALD DAMPSHAW COLLAPSES TO THE MAT, HIS ENERGY SEEMINGLY TOTALLY EXHAUSTED! AFTER MALCOLM JONES STAGGERS BACK AGAINST THE ROPES, HE BOUNCES OFF THEM AND HIS MOMENTUM TAKES HIM FORWARD AND HE’S LEAPING! HIGH KNEE DROP!
Peters: BUT NOBODY’S HOME! THE DOWNED REGINALD DAMPSHAW MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND MALCOLM JONES’ KNEE CONNECTS ONLY WITH THE MAT! A GLIMMER OF HOPE APPEARS FOR REGINALD DAMPSHAW AFTER MALCOLM JONES STARTED OFF BY CONTROLLING THE MAJORITY OF THIS MATCH THUS FAR! AND REGINALD DAMPSHAW IS ABOUT TO MOUNT A COMEBACK, HE’S LEVERAGING HIMSELF UP USING THE RING ROPES AND THE CROWD IS NOT HAVING ANY OF IT, THEY’RE BOOING AS DAMPSHAW’S BUTLER CRITCHTON MERRIWEATHER CHEERS HIM ON FROM THE SIDE, AND DAMPSHAW IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET!
Russillo: Uh oh… You just know Dampshaw has wicked intentions on the mind! Malcolm Jones is clutching at his knee as he gingerly makes his way back to a vertical base, and Reginald Dampshaw with a rake to the back of Malcolm Jones! Jones lurches forward in agony, his arms tugging on the ropes, and now Dampshaw takes Malcolm Jones in, and now takes him up for a Back Suplex! BUT MALCOLM MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS FEET! MALCOLM’S ACROBATIC ABILITIES ON FULL DISPLAY TONIGHT AS MALCOLM JONES IS AT A VERTICAL BASE AND HE GOES FOR THE BACKSTABBER ON REGINALD DAMPSHAW, AND IT CONNE–NO! NO, WAIT! IT DOESN’T CONNECT! MALCOLM JONES CAN’T BRING REGINALD DAMPSHAW III DOWN ALONG WITH HIM AND HE FALLS FLAT ON THE MAT AS DAMPSHAW SMIRKS AND SLOWLY WALKS TOWARD THE ROPES, CLIMBING ONCE, AND NOW TWICE TO THE SECOND RUNG OF THE ROPES! HE SETS HIS SIGHTS ON MALCOLM JONES AND NOW HE LEAPS TO EXECUTE THE FOREARM SMASH FROM THE SECOND ROPE ONTO THE BACK OF MALCOLM JONES — BUT JONES GETS OUT OF THE WAY! WHAT A CRAFTY, SLY DEVIL, AS JONES GETS OUT OF THE WAY AND THEN MANEUVERS TO SWEEP REGINALD DAMPSHAW OFF HIS FEET! JONES IS WAITING FOR DAMPSHAW TO GET UP, BUT WHAT’S THIS?! CRITCHTON MERRIWEATHER! DAMPSHAW’S MANAGER CRITCHTON MERRIWEATHER IS ON THE RING APRON, AND HE’S JAWING AT MALCOLM JONES! JONES ISN’T HAVING ANY MORE OF THE ANTICS, HE CLOTHESLINES CRITCHTON OFF THE RING APRON AND ONTO THE OUTSIDE!
Peters: AND WHILE MALCOLM JONES WAS BEING DISTRACTED BY CRITCHTON MERRIWEATHER, HERE’S DAMPSHAW FROM BEHIND! THE FAMILY NAME! THE DAMNED OSAKA STREET CUTTER CONNECTS, COMPLETELY LAYING OUT MALCOLM JONES AS REGINALD DAMPSHAW THEN COLLAPSES ATOP HIS OPPONENT’S LIFELESS BODY! NOT LIKE THIS!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!… TWOOOOOOOO!!!!… THREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Jerusalem” by Emerson Lake and Palmer hits as the referee raises Reginald Dampshaw III’s arm. Dampshaw smirks, realizing what just unfolded, as he then rolls to the outside to check on his trusty butler Critchton Merriweather)
Bella Braxton: The winner of this match by pinfall… AND NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP… REGINALDDDD DAMPSHAWWW THE THIRD!!!!!!
Russillo: Reginald Dampshaw didn’t exactly travel on the straight and narrow path tonight, but he escapes REVOLT! 2 with a victory. What is this going to mean for him going forward?
Peters: I don’t know, but who’s to say he’s seen the last of Malcolm Jones? Malcolm isn’t going to like the way this match ended one bit. I’d keep my eye on these two.
(Camera fades to backstage with Sofia Clarke and Allen Livingston standing by)
Allen Livingston: Itchaboyallenlivingston and check it out.. I’m here with the lovely, beautiful Ms. Sofia Clarke!
Sofia Clarke: It’s ya girl Sofia Clarke and this is such a bittersweet moment! REVOLT, the company that gave me my start in this business has decided to merge with EAW! While it’s a great opportunity, and a great way to promote growth not only in the industry, but in my bank account.. I’m going to miss a lot of connections I’ve made here, a lot of great friends, and most importantly.. My partner in crime Allen over here.
Allen Livingston: So you wait till the last show to shoot your shot at me? You know damn well I been feeling you this whole time girl!
Sofia Clarke: :whoa: Calm down, not like that don’t gas yourself up.
Allen Livingston: :krabs: Anyways back to the subject, you know.. You’re pretty lucky that EAW is keeping you around, not only as a backstage analyst but as a Fight Grid correspondent, you’re movin’ on up and getting to that bag and I’m proud of you! I guess it’s back to the indy scene for me.. But wait! I just realized that technically our next guests includes a man who owns the company that purchased REVOLT! I could shoot my shot right here! Ladies and gentlemen please welcome… LIQUID SWORDS!!
(Mr. DEDEDE and Impact sporting the tag team championship belts over their shoulders appear on the screen unamused)
Mr. DEDEDE: Don’t annoy me.
Allen Livingston: Yes sir, I just had to ask you.. What went into the decision, as owner of EAW.. to purchase REVOLT?
Mr. DEDEDE: …..
Impact: Real recognize real. Next.
Sofia Clarke: Mr. DEDEDE, I can’t help but notice, your persona in REVOLT and in EAW are basically total opposites, which one will we see going forward with this merger?
Mr. DEDEDE: What the fuck are you talking about? This is why I don’t give women the time of day unless it involves a transaction in exchange for their services.
Sofia Clarke: Ummm… alright? You know what I mean, in REVOLT you’re basically this grumpy old man who yells at clouds and in EAW you’re… well… in every literal sense of the word, a homosexual.
Mr. DEDEDE: :dame: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Allen Livingston: Alright moving onnnn…. Impact over in EAW you’ve been going at it with Jamie O’Hara, can we expect a Jamie appearance tonight and are you ready for that if it indeed does happen?
Impact: I don’t know, you want me to call the bloke up for you? What kind of question is that? Do I look like Ms. Cleo? I can’t tell the future and I don’t know what he’s up to. I have rivals here in REVOLT too you know, ever heard of Hurricane Hawk? How about Ms. Extreme? Yea those two wonderbreads are who I’m facing for the tag team championships where DEDEDE and I will successfully retain and remain the ONLY tag champions in the history of REVOLT.
Allen Livingston: Also, do you think it’s possible for you to put a word in for me to your partner? A brotha gotta pay his bills man :lupe:
Mr. DEDEDE: Keep pushing it and I’ll blackball you from the industry so hard that the only place you’ll ever be able to get work in is at some shithole over in Japan where the rest of the rejects went. And trust me when I tell you that your kind is not accepted over there.. Unless of course you’re an idiot who suffers from stockholm syndrome and wants to swallow his pride just to prove an invalid point. The choice is yours.
Allen Livingston: Sorry sir.
Mr. DEDEDE: Don’t be sorry, be better.
Sofia Clarke: Alright well good luck out there tonight guys, thank you for giving us your time and once again DEDEDE, congrats on your brave announcement.
Mr. DEDEDE: I’m legitimately lost here. Women..
(Liquid Swords walk off as Sofia Clarke and Allen Livingston look on confused)
( We get a recap of the REVOLT! Tag Team scene, where we see Mr. DEDEDE and Impact going weeks on end interfering in each others matches, and causing ruckus following a controversial loss to The Legacy Killas – partly due to the referee not noticing DDD’s leg on the rope after Hawk would deliver the Legacy Cutter and cover him for the count. We see Liquid Swords call out Talib Bari, causing the official to be terminated only for the Legacy Killas to end up calling out the Liquid Swords and challenge them to a championship match. We then see Liquid Swords deliver a brutal beatdown to Legacy Killas following a verbal confrontation, including the shocking conclusion of the attack where DDD would spear Ms. Extreme through the barricade. )
( We return to the Staples Center, where Bella Braxton stands by. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Bella Braxton: This following tag-team contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! And is for the REVOLT! TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!
( “Go Legend” by Big Sean comes on, and the staples center erupts into cheers as Hurricane Hawk and Ms. Extreme walk out together with Hawk holding the REVOLT! Light Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder. Ms. Extreme has heavy tape around her midsection, and Hawk has bandaging over his shoulders, but the two appear to be in high spirits as they continue their entrance. )
Bella Braxton: Introducing first … weighing at a combined weight of 374 POUNDS, they are the team of MS. EXTREME AND THE REVOLT! LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION HURRICANE HAWK, THHEEEEE LEEGACYYYY KILLLAASSS!!!
Rich Russillo: No matter what you say JP, no matter what the Liquids Swords say, no matter what anybody has t o say there’s something that cannot be changed heading into this contest – the Legacy Killas have a win over Liquid Swords. EVEN IF you want to go as far as to denounce how Legacy Killas came about their victory on Resurgence several weeks ago – what can’t be denied is this: if what happened on the Feb 24th edition of Resurgence occurs tonight in even remotely the same fashion, Legacy Killas are LEAVING the REVOLT! Tag Team Champions!
James Peters: I can’t argue with that at all. We can get into the semantics of it, but these two understand that what brought them to a victory before needs to be recaptured – because we saw on Resurgence their ability to community and adapt to each others needs on the fly. If that happens tonight, their chances of victory increase significantly.
( “I Am A God” by Kanye West hits as black and white lights overtake the screen, a brief moment of pause before Impact comes out to a MASSIVE mixed response from the crowd holding one of the REVOLT! Tag Team Championships, before the lights flicker to red as Mr. DEDEDE comes out to the same response from the capacity audience holding the other belt – prompting the lights to return to normal. DEDEDE, wearing his Newaza “Eye in the Sky” rashguard and matching tights, surveys the crowd with a hawk’s gaze. Impact closes his eyes for multiple moments before reopening them as Liquid Swords enter the ringside area)
Bella Braxton: Their opponents… weighing in at a combined weight of 480 POUNDS, THEY ARE THE REIGNING, DEFENDING REVOLT! TAG TEAM CHAMPIOOOOOONSSSS…. IMPACT, MR. DEDEDE, LIQUIIIIIIIID SWOOOOOOOOOOOORDDDSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Rich Russillo: That being said James, what ARE the Legacy Killas chances of victory?
James Peters: A lot slimmer than what they were 5 weeks ago, Rich. We’ve seen these two legends, bonafide world renowned and widely venerated athletes – we’ve seen them descend, morally, to depths that we haven’t seen from either of the two in quite some time. But I wouldn’t even frame it from a moral standpoint, there is a VISCERAL hunger for success within these industry titans, they have morphed – almost – to the mentality of scavengers. It’s been an interesting and frightening thing to watch from the outside looking in, but by all personal accounts the REVOLT! Tag Team Champions have become beyond reproach.
( The music dies down, and Impact is in the ring warming up while Hurricane Hawk does the same. The official holds up the REVOLT! Tag Team Championships – then suddenly )
Rich Russillo: IMPACT AND DDD GO CHARGING AT THE LEGACY KILLAS! HAWK MEETS IMPACT WITH ONCOMING BLOWS, AND THE REFEREE STEPS IN BETWEEN DDD AND MS. EXTREME! The official does everything in his power to get things back into control here, with the ref ordering Ms. Extreme out of the ring before turning back to a highly volatile and confrontational DDD! But meanwhile Impact and Hawk are exchanging right hands, with Hawk getting the upper hand in closed hand shots, before delivering a KNOCKDOWN HAYMAKER! Imp recovers, DROPKICK SENDS IMPACT OUT OF THE RING! A picture perfect one at that, and Hawk leans over the ropes shouting down at the 7 time World Champion … and the official calls for the bell!
( DING! DING! DING! )
James Peters: HAWK TURNS AROUND AND MEETS A SPEAR BY THE ONCOMING DDD!!! BUT HAWK JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY, DDD LANDS STERNUM FIRST OVER THE MIDDLE ROPES, AND HAWK COUNTERS WITH A WELL TIMED SCHOOLBOY ROLL UP FROM BEHIND!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO-
Rich Russillo: DDD frantically kicks out! The two scramble up to their feet, but Hawk meets him with a kick to the midsection, and even louder kick to the sternum as DDD’s doubled over, and now there’s a BIG TIME HIGH-IMPACT FOREARM SMASH INTO THE CORNERED OPPONENT! DDD collapses to the mat, and Hawk springs up to the perpendicular middle ropes, sitting almost patiently for a brisk moment before springing off of it for an ELBOW DROP! RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS, DDD TWISTS OUT OF IT, SNATCHES THAT POSSIBLY DAMAGED ELBOW AND DELIVERS A BEAUTIFUL ARM-TRAP TAKEOVER INTO A SMALL PACKAGE PIN!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO-
James Peters: MS. EXTREME WITH A KICK TO THE SPINE! That breaks up the count, and I don’t know how smart that was! She may have risked the ire of the official and she’s DEFINITELY CAUGHT THE IRE OF HER OPPONENT, WHO RUSHES UP TO HIS FEET AND SHOVES MS. EXTREME TO THE MAT! NOW DDD IS MOUNTING ON TOP OF MS. EXTREME, BUT THE REFEREE PULLS DDD OFF OF HER! AND THAT JUST PISSED DDD OFF EVEN MORE, HE’S GRABBING THE REFEREE BY HIS COLLAR KNOW AND GETTING IN HIS FACE – AND THE REFEREE SHOVES DDD AWAY FROM HIM, ORDERING DDD TO RESPECT HIS STATUS AS THE OFFICIAL!
Rich Russillo: IMPACT CLOBBERS THE REFEREE OVER THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH THE RING BELL!!! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THIS MATCH?!
James Peters: MS. EXTREME TURNS DDD AROUND FOR A FIGHT – BUT IMPACT DRILLS HER OVER THE HEAD WITH THE RINGBELL HIMSELF!!!! GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!! WHAT THE HELL!!!!
Rich Russillo: DDD CALLS FOR IMP TO WATCH OUT, BUT HAWK SPRINTS TOWARDS IMPACT AND TACKLES HIM THROUGH THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE, KNOCKING HIM OUT OF THE RING! We need some help out here, not just for the official but possibly for Ms. Extreme as well! This match has completely gone off the rails, and Hawk is laying one holy hell of a ferocious beating right in front of us here, knocking the ring bell out of Imp’s hands on the tumble down to ringside and PUMMELLING HIM with rights and lefts quicker than one can dare even bother to count! AND HERE COMES DDD, PULLING HAWK OFF OF IMPACT, BUT HAWK DELIVERS A BACK ELBOW TO THE JAW! That stuns DDD, allowing Hawk enough time to pounce right on top of Imp who’s still on all fours, and CONTINUE WITH THE BALLISTIC ASSAULT OF BLOWS TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD ….. AND DDD COMES RIGHT BACK AFTER HIM, DRAGGING HIM BY HIS HAIR AND DRIVING HIM SPINE FIRST INTO THE EDGE OF OUR TABLE!
( Ms. Extreme is seen bleeding profusely, but appearing to still be conscious and willing to continue. )
James Peters: Way, way too early for Ms. Extreme to be in that kind of condition. Folks we by no means intended things to get as graphic as they are, but when it comes to Liquid Swords we clearly can’t rule anything out especially considering their behavior this LAST NUMBER OF WEEKS, AS DDD FLINGS HAWK HEAD FIRST INTO ONE OF THE RING POSTS, WHICH HAS HAWK STUMBLING BACK DOWN TO THE FLOOR! DDD goes over to Imp’s aid, though Imp doesn’t seem to be very much all there after withstanding such a vicious assault … Imp spits out blood from his mouth, clearly at least a couple of those shots caught him in the mouth… Imp takes a moment but eventually finds the ability to recuperate, as we show you some of the more brutal attacks on the onset of the match, including Imp NAILING the official from behind as well as Ms. Extreme with that ring bell!
Rich Russillo: Inexcusable to assault a referee, period. If that doesn’t cost them this match, it should damn sure result in a fine or a suspension.
James Peters: Liquid Swords have been getting away with murder lately Rich, I wouldn’t be shocked if this gets swept under the rug unfortunately. The two are headed over to Hawks way now, watching Hawk like a couple of hawk’s – pun most certainly not intended – as he uses the barricade as his structure for support, and THE TWO BEGIN TO DOUBLE TEAM HIM WITH BLOWS TO THE BODY, ESPECIALLY TARGETING THE RIBS AND THE SOLAR PLEXUS WITH PUNCHES, OH! HAWK SOMEHOW FIGHTS BACK WITH A BLOW TO DDD! RIGHT HAND TO IMP! UPPERCUT TO DDD! KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION BY IMP CUTS HAWK OFF! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT BY IMP FOLLOWS UP, AND DDD FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A COUPLE OF STIFF CLOSED FIST SHOTS! AND IMP WITH A RUNNING KNEE AGAIN TO THE MIDSECTION, EVOKING GROANS OF AGONY THAT SENDS A CHILL DOWN THE SPINES OF THE FRONT ROW FANS STANDING BEHIND HIM! NOW IMPACT AND DDD GRAB HAWK AND DELIVER A DOUBLE HIP TOSS, FLINGING HAWK SPINE FIRST INTO THE UNFORGIVING RING APRON, BEFORE COLLAPSING DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE MAT!
Rich Russillo: Brutal… just unforgiving battery from the Liquid Swords, and the two scrape Hawk up from the mat and roll him into the ring before following up… and look at this… look at this….. DDD turns Hawk onto his back and STOMPS on his left shoulder…. and Impact STOMPS on his right leg! Liquid Swords exchange sadistic smiles, taunting both the crowd who boo loudly and in unison before continuing… DDD WITH A STOMP ON THE RIB CAGE! IMP WITH A STOMP ON THE RIGHT HAND! DDD AND IMP HITTING CALCULATING STOMPS ON OPEN PARTS OF THE BODY, EMULATING HAWK’S TACTIC OF “JAYWALKING” IN WHICH HE WAS TAUGHT BY ONE OF HIS MENTORS, JAYWALKER! IMP WITH A STOMP TO THE CALF! DDD WITH A STOMP TO THE RIGHT ARM! AND IMP WITH A KNEE DROP, ENDING IT OFF TO THE TOP OF THE SKULL!
James Peters: Still no referee in this match following what Impact did, the official is being taken out of the ringside area by EMTs and as of now we are still very much in no man’s land. Impact and DDD pull Hawk up together, and it looks like Imp may be feeding Hawk into the IMPALER DDT ….. OH!!!!! LOW BLOW FROM BEHIND!!!! MS. EXTREME TAKES IMPACT DOWN WITH AN UPPERCUT STRAIGHT INTO THE NETHER REGIONS, AND DDD CHARGES AT MS. EXTREME, BUT MS. EXTREME POUNCES ON HIM LOU THESZ PRESS STYLE – AND BASHES THE BLOODY RINGBELL OVER DDD’S SKULL!!! MS. EXTREME, MOUNTED OVER MR. DEDEDE, DELIVERS ANOTHER BLOW WITH THE RINGBELL!!! AND ANOTHER!!! AND ANOTHER!!! MOTHER OF GOD, DDD FINDS A WAY TO RETREAT, BAILING THROUGH THE ROPES, AND FALLING DOWN TO RINGSIDE AN UNKEPT MESS! THE UNCOUTH LIQUID SWORDS HAVE BEEN PICKED APART BY MS. EXTREME. IMPACT IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, BUT BY NO MEANS APPEARS READY TO FIGHT, STILL REELING FROM THE SHOT HE TOOK TO THE UNMENTIONABLES — WHAAAAAAM!!!! FULL FORCE RING BELL SHOT OVER THE TEMPLE, TURNING IMPACT INSIDE OUT!!!
Rich Russillo: I DON’T KNOW HOW THE HELL MS. EXTREME IS STILL MOVING, LET ALONE FIGHTING! It didn’t look like the lights were out earlier, but when you see a woman’s face covered in her own blood like that, you just don’t anticipate this much fight – but Ms. Extreme came here tonight to FIGHT, and a FIGHT is what she’s going to give, win lose or draw! DDD is at ringside, using the apron to drag himself up desperately, which is damned impressive considering he just ate shots with the ringbell — and MS. EXTREME RUNS THE ROPES IN THE RING, JUST TO DASH THROUGH THE ROPES AND DELIVER A SUICIDE DIVE TORNADO DDT, DRILLING DDD ON TOP OF HIS HEAD!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!! UNBELIEVABLE MOVE FOR SOMEONE WHO TOOK AN UNPROTECTED SHOT TO THE HEAD WITH A 30 POUND RINGBELL!
( A new official rushes down the ramp, and a sluggish Hurricane Hawk slides the ring bell out of the ring while a sluggish Ms. Extreme does everything in her power to drag the deadweight of a significantly larger Mr. DEDEDE up from the ringside mat, and roll him into the ring. )
James Peters: HAWK DRAGS DDD AWAY FROM THE ROPES BY THE ARM, AND COVERS HIM WITH A HOOK OF THE LEG!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Rich Russillo: KICK OUT BY MR. DEDEDE! Hurricane Hawk is starting to regain his momentum, but he knows this is a team element more than anything, so he pulls DDD up to his feet and takes him over to the Legacy Killas corner, allowing Ms. Extreme to be tagged – but DDD STOPS HAWK IN HIS TRACKS BY PULLING THE HAIR, AND THE REF DOESN’T COUNT THE CALL! BUT MS. EXTREME STEPS INTO THE RING, SWEARING SHE WAS TAGGED IN! THAT WAS VERY VERY CLOSE, BUT THE DISTRACTION ALLOWS DDD TO APPLY AN O’CONNOR ROLL PIN!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
James Peters: HAWK ROLLS BACK OUT OF IT, BUT DDD ROLLS WITH HIM UP TO HIS FEET, APPLIES A REAR WAISTLOCK – BUT HAWK LETS HIS MOMENTUM TAKE HIM CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE ROPES TO STICK HIS HAND OUT FROM BEHIND AND TAG MS. EXTREME IN! DDD takes Hawk away from the ropes, perhaps looking for a german suplex – BUT HAWK DOES A STANDING SWITCH, AND LOCKS IN A FULL NELSON. BREAK!!!! TO!!! KNOCKOUT!!!! MS. EXTREME DELIVERS THE SUPERKICK TO THE JAW OF A TRAPPED DDD …… BUT DDD ESCAPES AT THE LAST SECOND, AND DRILLS HURRICANE HAWK INTO THE JAW!!!! DDD LEAPS ACROSS THE RING WITH A COMBAT ROLL, TAGS IMPACT INTO THE MATCH, AND BAILS OUT! Ms. Extreme is too preoccupied tending to her partner, SHE COMPLETELY MISSES IMPACT BEING TAGGED IN, AND IMP MAKES HER PAY FOR IT BY DELIVERING THE FIST!!! OF!!! FURY!!!! RIGHT HOOK SENDS MS. EXTREME’S BLOOD FLYING OFF OF HER FACE ONTO THE MAT, AND COMPLETELY SENDING HER LIGHTS OUT!!! THERE’S THE COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Rich Russillo: SHOULDER UP!!! HOW THE HELL IS SHE STILL GOING?!
James Peters: I don’t know Rich, I just don’t know! I was really sure that’d be the end of it, but something’s driving Ms. Extreme to a performance that’s pretty much put this whole crowd behind her! AND NOW IMPACT IS RESORTING TO CHOKING THE WOMAN, HE IS STRANGLING HER WITH HIS BARE HANDS, HOPING TO SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF HER, AND THE OFFICIAL IS DEMANDING THAT IMP BREAKS THE STRANGLEHOLD!
Ref: ENOUGH OF THAT OR I’LL DISQUALIFY YOU! 1! 2! 3! 4!
James Peters: Impact finally releases that disgraceful hold! He looked like he put everything he had into crushing her windpipe, but thankfully we’re not in some back alley or some garage federation, so we don’t have to sit here and witness a woman being MURDERED… yet. Impact drags Ms. Extreme to the appropriate placement, and he picks his spot wisely, rushing over to Hurricane Hawk who’s kneeling and recovering on the apron and delivering a kick to the face, knocking him down to ringside. Now Imp rushes to the ropes nearest to Ms. Extreme, and is going for the FLIGHT SIGHTS!!! LIONSAULT DOES NOT CONNECT, MS. EXTREME MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME! IMP HITS THE CANVAS STERNUM FIRST WITH AN EXCRUCIATING THUD, AND NOW MS. EXTREME MAKES THE EVER-SO-IMPORTANT CRAWL OVER TO HER OWN CORNER… BUT HURRICANE HAWK IS STILL ON ALL FOURS HIMSELF, TRYING TO RECOVER AFTER JUST BEING PUNTED IN THE FACE! Ms. Extreme knows she’s not gonna get a reprieve, but Impact is well on his way to a reprieve of his own, crawling over to DDD for a tag out, so Ms. Extreme rushes after Imp and grabs him by the boot from behind to stop him from being able to tag out … IMP ATTEMPTS TO COUNTER THE SNATCH OF THE BOOT WITH AN ENZUIGIRI!!! NOBODY HOME, AND MS. EXTREME COUNTERS WITH A SPIKE RANA TO THE KNEELING IMPACT, PLANTING HIM SKULL FIRST INTO THE MAT!
Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME ISN’T FINISHED, SHE HOISTS IMP UP FROM BEHIND AGAIN MUSCLING HIM UP BY HIS DEAD WEIGHT, AND IS TRYING TO TAKE IMPACT OVER TO HER CORNER … AND HURRICANE HAWK BLIND TAGS HIMSELF IN FROM BEHIND! MS. EXTREME COLLAPSES, SHE’S WORN OUT, AND HAWK APPEARS TO BE SHOUTING WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT, DEMANDING MS. EXTREME TO DELIVER ONE FINAL PUSH …. CAM DEADLIFTS IMPACT UP TO A STANDING BASE – RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE FROM MS EXTREME!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! AND HAWK GRABS THE STUMBLING TAG TEAM CHAMPION BY THE WRIST, INTO THE LAST SERENADE!!!! PULL BACK LEAPING KNEE SHOT TO THE TEMPLE – IMPACT DUCKS IT! HAWK HITS NOTHING, AND IMP DOES A MAD DASH TO HIS CORNER AND DIVES FOR THE TAG! TAG IS MADE! DDD RUSHES IN, SPRINTS TOWARDS HURRICANE HAWK, SPEEEEEEEEEAR!!!! MS. EXTREME SHOVES HAWK OUT OF THE WAY, EATING THE SPEAR FOR HERSELF!!!! DAMN HE JUST DRILLED RIGHT THROUGH HER, MS. EXTREME MAY BE BROKEN IN HALF!
James Peters: HAWK WITH THE LEGACY CUTTER!!!!! NAILS IT!!!! MR. DEDEDE DRILLED WITH A SENSATIONAL LEGACY CUTTER, MS. EXTREME’S SACRIFICE WAS NOT IN VAIN, AND THERE’S THE COVER!!!!
( Mr. DEDEDE’s foot is draped over the bottom rope, but the official does not see it. )
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Rich Russillo: IMPACT JUMPS ON TOP OF THE REFEREE! THE BEWILDERED OFFICIAL DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO REACT – BUT IMP POINTS THE REF’S ATTENTION TO DDD, POINTING OUT HIS FOOT BEING ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!
Impact: YOU DUMB SON OF A BITCH! ARE ALL OF YOU FUCKING REFEREES THIS INCOMPETENT? HUH?!
James Peters: The fate that befell the Liquid Swords five weeks ago on Resurgence will not repeat tonight, thanks to a timely save by Impact! And Imp continues to shout down and berate a rather apologetic referee – LEGACY CUTTER!!!!! HAWK DRILLS IMPACT WITH THE LEGACY CUTTER, PUTTING HIS LIGHTS OUT!
Rich Russillo: AND HURRICANE HAWK IS LOOKING FOR THE FINISH HERE, BRINGING MR. DEDEDE UP TO HIS FEET AND HEAVING HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS… FOR THE GO TO RETIREMENT!!!!! KNEE TO THE FACE IS ON ITS WAY!
James Peters: DDD LANDS ON HIS FEET FROM BEHIND! HE TURNS HAWK AROUND! GRAND SLAM!!!!!! GRAND SLAM!!!!!! WHAT A THUNDEROUS ROCK BOTTOM, DELIVERING ONE OF HIS MOST LEGENDARY MOVES IN THE CLUTCH, AT SUCH A CRUCIAL POINT IN THIS MATCH! AND THERE’S THE COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “I Am A God” by Kanye West hits, and DDD falls back onto the mat in celebration while Impact is seated out ringside, dazed and barely responsive. )
Bella Braxton: HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS AND STILL THE REVOLT! TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, LIQUIIIID SWOOOOOOOORDS!!!!
James Peters: AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD RICH, THIS WAR IS OVER!
Rich Russillo: Un-freaking-believable! Some matches are a marathon JP, but this one was like a mile-long sprint! These two teams went the distance in such unbelievable fashion, I’m sweating after watching that!
James Peters: I’m almost at a loss for words! As dastardly as the Liquid Swords are, as deplorable as their antics are, as dirty as their fighting is, there is an unquestionable synergy that lies between these incredible legends. And though they leave the Staples Center victorious, an incredible effort by Hurricane Hawk and ESPECIALLY Ms. Extreme must be commended.
Rich Russillo: Is it safe to call Ms. Extreme MVP of this match? I mean unreal, what an unreal performance from this woman who took on the brunt of the worst DDD and Impact had to offer and was still not only able to fight, but play through pre-existing damage, play through serious fatigue, and in several instances save her team from complete annihilation. We just saw one heck of a human chess game, ladies and gentlemen!
( DDD rolls himself out of the ring after being handed his title and having his arm raised, and he lands wobble-legged at ringside, helping Impact up before handing Imp his tag team title belt. EMTs are tending to Ms. Extreme, cleaning blood off of her and changing her bandages, and Hurricane Hawk lays in the ring hardly able to move his extremities after the Grand Slam. DDD and Impact hold up their titles, using each other as support to even remain standing. )
James Peters: The Staples Center gets another classic from two men who have provided many memorable bouts in the city of LA, as Impact and Mr. DEDEDE deliver yet another clutch performance!
(Liquid Swords make their way up the ramp as the camera follows them backstage, Mr. DEDEDE hands Impact his REVOLT tag team championship as they hug it out and share their respects. Impact walks away in another direction as DEDEDE looks on. DEDEDE then begins to wrap his hair into a ponytail and goes into a bag in the corner. He pulls out a cowboy hat and cowboy boots and puts them on. He then starts strutting and switching around as he begins walking to an outdoor area. A pink limo suddenly rolls up blasting house music as Mr. DEDEDE is greeted by a valet and has the door opened for him, he enters the car and it drives off.)
(The third official Pain for Pride teaser commercial plays, featuring the song “Live In The Moment” by Portugal The Man. Pain for Pride: Festival hosted by EDC will be LIVE! June 21st – June 24th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway! Tickets for days 2 and 3 are still available at select venues & sweepstakes, check your local listings to order! )
(Camera pans to ringside where “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Metallica blares over the speakers as The Revenant nonchalantly walks down the ramp)
Bella Braxton: The following match is scheduled for one fall and is for the REVOLT! Heavyweight Championship! Introducing first, from Chicago, Illinois, weighing in at 245 pounds… THE REVENANTTTTTT!!!!
Russillo: The Revenant Michael Bishop has moxie. He’s got spunk. The master of the takedown, in my opinion. This is a guy who can go with the best of them and I wouldn’t be the least bit shocked if he gives Andrei Sokolova a great run for his money here tonight.
(“Pray for Me” by G-Eazy hits as Andrei Sokolova saunters down the ramp pathway, looking as confident as ever, holding his Heavyweight Championship in hand and entering the ring with it before handing it off to the timekeeper’s area…)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Doncaster, England, weighing in at 245 pounds… He is the REVOLT! Heavyweight Champion… ANDREIIII SOKOLOVAAAA!!!!
Peters: Everything is laid out and in front of Andrei. This is a man who’s just a flat-out great champion. He handles usiness. He goes out there every night, every arena, and he just flat-out does his job and does it at a level most aren’t capable of. For The Revenant to take him to the task, that’s going to require a little something extra. Andrei Sokolova has demonstrated wrestling prowess well beyond his years. That’s why he’s the champ!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Peters: This one’s underway as The Revenant Michael Bishop and the Heavyweight Champion Andrei Sokolova are staring into each other’s eyes! Neither Sokolova nor Bishop are breaking eye contact, they know what’s on the line, they know they’re fighting for one of the most prestigious titles in our sport, and they realize very acutely the lengths they’re going to have to go in order to either become champion or retain that championship. Sokolova and Bishop are in no hurry to get the show on the road, the two of them testing the tightness of the ropes by grabbing them, just looking in each other’s eyes and circling around the ring as the crowd eagerly awaits a lock-up between the two stalwarts. The Revenant feigns a lock-up, but shortly thereafter he goes for a leg takedown of the champion Andrei Sokolova, but Sokolova is wise to the antics as he connects with a clubbing forearm smash to the back of The Revenant! Undeterred, The Revenant uses the lion’s share of his force and now he’s successfully taken Andrei Sokolova down! That’s a feat not many can say they’re capable of, and The Revenant is now wailing away at the defenseless Andrei Sokolova, connecting with a flurry of punches to the face of his foe, but Sokolova quickly finds the rope as the referee proceeds to separate these two men!
Russillo: Revenant gets off Andrei Sokolova and Sokolova quickly regroups. Sokolova rises back to his feet and Revenant makes a gesture as if to say he’s in Andrei Sokolova’s head. The two men stall in this present stalemate for a moment, but now it’s The Revenant wildly charging forth yet again, and he connects with a Lariat that sends Andrei Sokolova staggering against the turnbuckles! The Revenant quickly follows up that Lariat with a couple of high-leg kicks to the chest of Andrei Sokolova. Sokolova gasps for air, but now Sokolova connects with a headbutt straight into the cranium of The Revenant! The Revenant clutches at his head, making sure he’s not bleeding, and Andrei Sokolova recuperates after taking those high-leg kicks in the corner, charging forward and going for the running bulldog — but The Revenant exhibits the impressive strength that he aims to be known for and TOSSES the Heavyweight Champion Andrei Sokolova off of him! Andrei Sokolova lands back-first on the mat, but The Revenant doesn’t allow Sokolova any time to recover as he immediately connects with a stiff shoot kick to the back of Andrei Sokolova, and the entire crowd “ooh’d” as they could hear that thud as Revenant’s foot connected with the back of Sokolova! Sokolova gasps in pain, but Revenant again not allowing him any time to recover as he wrenches him in tightly, taking him back up to his feet, and now grounding him down with yet another leg takedown! The Revenant has gotten the better of Andrei Sokolova thus far in this bou–What’s this?! ANDREI SOKOLOVA FROM A GROUNDED POSITION MANAGES TO TAKE THE REVENANT’S ARM IN AS HE WAS ABOUT TO CONNECT WITH A PUNCH ON SOKOLOVA, AND HE MANEUVERS IT INTO AN ARMBAR! AGAINST ANYBODY ELSE WHEN GROUNDED, THIS WOULD BE NO CONTEST IN FAVOR OF THE REVENANT, BUT ANDREI SOKOLOVA SIMPLY ISN’T ANYBODY ELSE! HE’S THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
Peters: The Revenant is trying to scurry over to the rope and get out of this armbar! After an impressive early showing, Andrei Sokolova is in control right now, and there may not be a damn thing this man Michael Bishop can do about it! Revenant is inching closer to the ropes but he’s not quite there, and before he can get there Andrei Sokolova breaks the armbar, rising back up to his feet and STOMPING on the fingers of The Revenant! The referee tries to have a quick talk with Sokolova, but Andrei completely ignores him as he connects with a couple of closed-fist punches to the back of The Revenant’s head! The Revenant’s impressive early success against Sokolova has triggered the beast within our Heayweight Champion, drawing his ire as he now connects with a high knee drop to the back of The Revenant’s head! Andrei Sokolova takes The Revenant back up to his feet, and The Revenant is clearly a little bit jarred right now after being subject to the masterful offensive execution of Sokolova, and now Sokolova with an Irish whip off the ropes that he tries to transition into a big boot as he catches The Revenant on the rebound, BUT AS THE REVENANT WAS SPRINGING FORWARD HE USES HIS MOMENTUM AND CONNECTS WITH A SPEAR TAKEDOWN ON THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! THE MMA BACKGROUND OF THE REVENANT IS COMING IN HANDY TONIGHT, AS ANDREI SOKOLOVA HAS GOTTEN OUT OF IT NUMEROUS TIMES, BUT THERE MAY BE NO ESCAPE FOR HIM THIS TIME!
Russillo: BUT SOKOLOVA WITH A DESPERATION HEADBUTT TO THE REVENANT! THE REVENANT WAS IN THAT GROUND AND POUND POSITION HE LOVES SO MUCH, BUT ANDREI SOKOLOVA ONCE AGAIN HAD OTHER PLANS AS HE FORCES THE REVENANT OFF OF HIM WITH THAT HEADBUTT! THE ONLY THING IS ANDREI SOKOLOVA DID ALMOST AS MUCH DAMAGE TO HIMSELF AS HE DID TO THE REVENANT WITH THAT HEADBUTT, THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION WOULD MUCH RATHER THAT THAN RISK LOSING HIS COVETED CHAMPIONSHIP, THAT’S FOR DAMN SURE! THE REVENANT STAGGERS BACK AFTER THE HEADBUTT AND IS NOW DOWN ON ONE KNEE AS ANDREI SOKOLOVA GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND AS THE REVENANT IS UP AND SLOWLY TURNS AROUND HE’S TRYING TO GRAPPLE WITH ANDREI SOKO–ROUNDHOUSE KICK! ANDREI SOKOLOVA WASN’T HAVING ANY OF THE GRAPPLING TACTICS, GAINING SOME SEPARATION FROM THE REVENANT AND QUICKLY CONNECTING WITH THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK! BUT THE REVENANT SIMPLY STAGGERED AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES, HE’S NOT ALL THE WAY DOWN YET AND ANDREI SOKOLOVA IS PAINFULLY AWARE OF THAT AS HE GETS RIGHT BACK UP AND CHARGES INTO THE CORNER — CONNECTING WITH A RUNNING HIGH KNEE! THE REVENANT LURCHES FORWARD AND ANDREI SOKOLOVA IS TRYING TO SET HIM UP FOR THAT CHAOS CONTROL ROLLING CUTTER — BUT THE REVENANT SPINS OUT OF IT AND AS HE FINDS SOKOLOVA ON THE REBOUND, GETS SOKOLOVA WITH A THUMB TO THE EYE! AND AN UNUSUAL MOVE BY THE REVENANT AS HE QUICKLY MANEUVERS SOKOLOVA INTO A SMALL PACKAGE PIN!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!…. TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!….
Peters: BUT ANDREI SOKOLOVA KICKS OUT! THE REVENANT BROKE OUT A MOVE YOU’LL ALMOST NEVER FIND IN HIS ARSENAL, BUT THAT SHOWS EXACTLY HOW DETERJMINED HE IS TO BECOME HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, AND THAT KICKOUT SHOWS EXACTLY HOW DETERMINED SOKOLOVA IS TO RETAIN HIS TITLE! BOTH OF THESE TWO MEN ARE FAST UP TO THEIR FEET, AND THE REVENANT TRIES TO CONNECT WITH ANOTHER THUMB TO THE EYE TO FURTHER OBSCURE THE VISION OF SOKOLOVA, BUT SOKOLOVA WISES UP TO THE TACTICS AND GRABS THE HAND OF THE REVENANT! SOKOLOVA SHAKES HIS HEAD, AS IF TO SAY “NOT TODAY! NOT AGAIN!” WAVING HIS FINGER AT THE REVENANT, AND NOW SOKOLOVA REELS THE REVENANT MICHAEL BISHOP IN — THE ROLLING CUTTER! CHAOS CONTROL CONNECTS ON THE REVENANT, COMPLETELY AND UNEXPECTEDLY LAYING HIM OUT AS THE CROWD REMAINS IN UTTER AWE OF WHAT THEY JUST WITNESSED! A CLASH OF TWO TITANS AS ANDREI SOKOLOVA COLLAPSES OVER THE FALLEN REVENANT FOR THE COVER!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!…. TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!…. THRRR–
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Pray for Me” by G-Eazy hits as Andrei Sokolova is handed his Heavyweight Championship from the timekeeper’s area. Sokolova is sweating profusely, extremely exhausted from the all-out encounter he just had with The Revenant)
Bella Braxton: The winner of this match by pinfall and STILL REVOLT! Heavyweight Champion… ANDREIIIIIII SOKOLOVAAAA!!!!
Russillo: This wasn’t going to be some sixty-minute affair. These two like to get their matches done quickly, so it was probably highly unusual for both competitors for this affair to drag a little bit. You could see the stamina in both men start to fade. You could see Sokolova’s confidence start to wither away just a little bit as he tried to go for that Chaos Control the first time before fortunately connecting with it on the second attempt.
Peters: And for The Revenant Michael Bishop? This was an incredible learning experience. Great things loom on the horizon for The Revenant and there’s absolutely zero question about that in any circle. Tonight the stars didn’t align for The Revenant, but I’ve got a feeling soon they will!
(Dynasty Presents: Culture Crisis.. a SuperShow coming to you LIVE from Montreal, Quebec, Canada this May!)
(Camera fades backstage to Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart in the locker room)
Kassidy: It’s your big night, are you excited?!
Sienna: I wish I could say I was but it’s looking like everything I worked so hard to establish is just being thrown in the wayside for a shiny new toy in Lexi Sheckler.
Kassidy: Don’t think like that! Think positive, this is YOUR night, not hers… people are expecting her to come out and dominate but this is your big opportunity to shut her down and expose her!
Sienna: I’m well aware of my abilities in the ring, I’m not afraid of Lexi, this is deeper than that. First of all, I worked hard to establish a new order in this business, I worked hard to ensure the people that the days of overrated, overprotected, undeserving golden childs like Aria Jaxon are no longer. I ran her out of REVOLT, and she eventually flamed out in EAW, that was MY doing! But what do they do in response? Instead of giving everybody a fair shot to prove their worth they go ahead and ATTEMPT to create another Aria.
Kassidy: What do you mean?
Sienna: Lexi Sheckler has been the one with all the hype, making all the headlines. Getting all the praise and being the first one mentioned when the freeweight division is brought up. It’s as if there’s already a conspiracy in place to ensure she dethrones me as champion. She was the one with the big Grand Rampage surprise entrance, she has been the one EVERYONE has been wanting to see… but not the actual uhh… ya know… champion. But you know what, I can’t let that get me down, I just have to channel the same energy that had me take Aria out once and for all, I’m going to crush Lexi’s hopes and dreams of taking my title, then I’m going to destroy any plans the higher ups had for her becoming the new face of any division here because you know what? I’m the champion, and they WILL respect it!
Kassidy: That’s the spirit, tonight, show them what Jaded Hearts is all about.
Sienna Jade: That’s the plan.
(The camera fades back to ringside)
Bella Braxton: The following contest scheduled for one fall… IS FOR THE REVOLT! PRO WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!!
(“Ambitionz az a Rydah” by Tupac hits as TLA approaches the side of the stage in a Chevrolet Impala. TLA gets out of the driver’s seat as he’s greeted with a roaring reaction. Steroid Dawg hops out of the passenger seat, ready to accompany TLA to the ring but TLA pulls him aside and after a brief conversation, Steroid Dawg hops back into the lowrider, this time in the driver’s seat and reverses backstage)
Bella Braxton: Introducing the competitors first, from The Poon Palace in Miami, Florida… weighing in at 210 pounds… TEEEEE ELLLL AYYYYYYY!!
James Peters: Oh boy this is it! This is what I’VE been looking forward to! Out first is TLA and interesting, you saw that Steroid Dawg came out onto the stage with TLA, presumably he was going to stay with TLA tonight and act as a manager but TLA sent him to the back, very interesting ESPECIALLY considering that Chris Elite and Maximus Grier both have managers of their own!
(“Odee” by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie hits as Chris Elite and Big Mike approach the stage. After a quick conversation Big Mike heads to the back and Chris Elite continues down the ramp alone)
Bella Braxton: From Brooklyn, New York… weighing in at 205 pounds… CHRRRISSSSSS EEELLLLLLLLLLLIITTTTTTEEEEEEEE!!
Rich Russillo: I kind of like what’s going on here, Peters! TLA set an example by not bringing his manager out knowing full well that the other two men in this match do have managers. Chris Elite certainly isn’t going to be upstaged by TLA so he does the same! Now let’s see what the champion does…
(“No Limit” by G-Eazy feat. Cardi B and A$AP Rocky hits as as the lights dim. Maximus Grier steps out from behind the curtain followed by OSHIRO. Grier begins pacing around, obviously agitated)
James Peters: You can see Grier isn’t a fan of these games that are being played. He’s gonna look like a lesser man if he brings OSHIRO down to the ring with him… AT THE SAME TIME he has much more to lose than the other two men in this match, considering he comes in as the champion!
(After a little while Grier motions towards OSHIRO, OSHIRO nods his head and stays at the top of the ramp as Grier continues down)
Rich Russillo: And Grier’s gonna come down alone, but he’s not happy about it! Let’s get this one started!
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: AND HERE WE GO! THIS TRIPLE THREAT MATCH IS UNDERWAY… WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE LINE… ALL THREE MEN DANCING AROUND THE RING, ARMS EXTENDED… EYES DARTING, TLA MAKES THE FIRST MOVE, EDGING IN TOWARDS CHRIS ELITE AND UNLOADING WITH A FEW RIGHT HANDS… THE CHAMPION LOWERS HIS GUARD, TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK AS HIS TWO CHALLENGERS DUKE IT OUT IN THE CORNER… TLA THROWS ANOTHER RIGHT AT CHRIS ELITE BUT THIS ONE IS BLOCKED, A MARTIAL-ARTS STYLE BLOCK AS ELITE GETS HIS FOREARM UP AND FIRES BACK ONE OF HIS OWN… ROCKING TLA EARLY ON IN THIS MATCH!!
James Peters: CHRIS ELITE EXPLODES OUT OF THE CORNER… LOOKING FOR A DROPKICK BUT, LOOK AT TLA… GRABBING ELITE BY THE LEGS, TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS AND FLIPPING FORWARD WITH A PIN… BUT ELITE MANAGES HIS WAY OUT OF IT BEFORE THE REFEREE COULD GET DOWN FOR THE COUNT… BOTH MEN POP UP TO THEIR FEET AS GRIER CONTINUES TO LOOK ON, A GRIN ON HIS FACE… TLA AND ELITE LUNGE FORWARD INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND LOCK UP!! A DEADLOCK STRUGGLE… OH BUT… LOOK AT THIS!! BOTH MEN, IN TRYING TO GET THE ADVANTAGE TURNED THEIR HEADS TO THE RIGHT WHERE THEY LOCKED EYES WITH MAXIMUS GRIER!!… THEY TURN THEIR HEADS BACK TO FACE EACH OTHER… BUT THEY BREAK IT OFF AND CHARGE TOWARDS MAXIMUS GRIER WHO SLIDES OUT OF THE RING!!
Rich Russillo: HAHA LOOK AT THIS PETERS!! IT’S A CHASE!! THE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION IS BEING CHASED AROUND THE RING BY HIS TWO CHALLENGERS!!
James Peters: TLA CHANGES DIRECTION, GOING COUNTER CLOCKWISE HERE AS ELITE AND TLA TRY TO BLOCK IN THE CHAMPION… BUT GRIER SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING, FOLLOWED FIRST BY TLA… BUT GRIER LEAPS UP AND TAKES TLA DOWN WITH A DROPKICK!! ELITE NOW SLIDES INTO THE RING… BUT HE GETS TAKEN DOWN AS WELL, GRIER WITH AN ENZIGURI TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! GRIER STUMBLES BACK INTO THE CORNER, PLOTTING HIS NEXT MOVE AS TLA GETS BACK TO HIS FEET… HE RUSHES TOWARDS HIM… LOOKING FOR A RUNNING DDT… BUT TLA INTERCEPTS!! TURNING IT INTO A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX… NOW BRIDGING THE PIN!!
Ref: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… NO GRIER KICKS OUT!!
James Peters: TLA rolls over, into the corner and pulls himself to his feet… WAITING FOR THE CHAMPION TO MAKE IT BACK TO HIS FEET… OH BUT LOOK AT ELITE!! COMING OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A SCISSORS KICK!! TLA HITS THE DECK AND ROLLS OUT OF THE RING… BUT NOW GRIER FROM BEHIND WITH A CLUBBING BLOW OVER THE BACK OF CHRIS ELITE!! GRIER NOW GRABBING ELITE BY THE HEAD… LIFTING HIM UP AND BRINGING HIM BACK INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH AN INVERTED SUPLEX!! ELITE BOUNCES OFF THE CANVAS… ALMOST DAMN NEAR FORCING HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET… ON HIS KNEES AND HERE COMES THE CHAMPION AGAIN… LOOKING FOR A LARIAT… BUT ELITE GRABS HIS RIGHT LEG AND LIFTS HIM HIGH INTO THE AIR… FLAPJACK!!
Rich Russillo: AFTER THAT FLAPJACK ALL THREE MEN ARE DOWN!! This match has been moving at a mile a minute since the onset but now things are moving at a snails pace. Whoever can make it to their feet first will have a big advantage, this COULD be a real turning point in the match up!
James Peters: It’s Elite up first… followed by the champion, TLA still out of view on the outside… GRIER TURNS AROUND… RIGHT INTO A BOX OFFICE SMASH FROM ELITE!!… NO!! BLOCKED!! THE CHAMPION BLOCKS IT, SPINS HIM AROUND 180 DEGREES… NOW GRABBING HIM FROM BEHIND AND PIKING HIS SKULL INTO THE CANVAS WITH DEAD CAT BOUNCE!! THE CHAMPION INTO THE COVER… TO RETAIN HIS TITLE!!!…
Ref: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… OH BUT TLA!! TLA BREAKS UP THE PIN WITH A MOONSAULT FROM THE TOP ROPE!! WOW!! A PICTURE PERFECT MOONSAULT, LANDING ON TOP OF BOTH MEN!!
James Peters: TLA LANDING HARD ON THE BACK OF THE CHAMPION, DAMAGE MAY HAVE BEEN DONE TO HIS RIBS AS HE GETS BACK TO HIS FEET HOLDING THEM, BUT TLA HAS TO CAPITALIZE HERE, HE HAS BOTH OF THIS OPPONENTS DOWN… THIS IS THE FIRST BIG OPENING HE’S HAD IN THIS MATCH!! THE CHAMPION IS MAKING IT BACK TO HIS FEET FIRST… TLA GRABS HIM TO GET HIM THE REST OF THE WAY UP AND MEETS HIM WITH A SWIFT KICK INTO THE MID-SECTION… NOW APPLYING A FRONT FACELOCK AND LIFTING HIM HIGH INTO THE AIR… LOOKING FOR A SUPLEX… OH WAIT NO, TLA CARRYING HIM OVER TO THE ROPES… THIS IS AN IMPRESSIVE SHOW OF STRENGTH… AND NOW DRAPING HIM ACROSS THE ROPES, MIDSECTION FIRST… GRIER BALANCING ON THE TOP ROPE… AND NOW TLA WITH A CARTEL KICK TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD, SENDING THE CHAMPION CRASHING ONTO THE FLOOR!!
Rich Russillo: YIKES DID YOU SEE THAT LANDING?! MAXIMUS GRIER DAMN NEAR LANDING ON HIS NECK… LOOK ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE RING THOUGH HERE PETERS… ELITE IS MAKING IT BACK TO HIS FEET!! TLA BETTER START PAYING ATTENTION TO HIM!!
James Peters: Chris Elite back to his feet, TLA turns around to meet him and both men lock eyes… AND RICH, THIS IS PRETTY MUCH HOW WE STARTED!! ELITE AND TLA COME FACE TO FACE… AND WE GET A LOCK UP, THIS TIME A PROPER ONE!! TLA HAS THE SIZE ADVANTAGE BUT I’M NOT SURE IF THAT’S TRANSLATING TO A STRENGTH ADVANTAGE HERE… DESPITE THAT IMPRESSIVE FEAT WE JUST SAW WITH GRIER… ELITE SEEMS TO BE GETTING THE BETTER OF THE EXCHANGE HERE, PUSHING TLA INTO THE CORNER… FORCING HIS SPINE UP AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE, THE REFEREE TRYING TO SEPARATE THE TWO MEN… BUT THEY COME TO BLOWS!! TLA AND ELITE THROWING A BARRAGE PUNCHES HERE AND THE REFEREE IS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT HERE… AN ABSOLUTE FLURRY OF PUNCHES BEING THROWN BY THE TWO CHALLENGERS HERE, THE REFEREE STILL TRYING TO PULL THE TWO MEN APART!!
James Peters: TLA KNOWS HE HAS TO ESCAPE THIS CORNER BUT ELITE IS KEEPING THE PRESSURE APPLIED, DRIVING HIS SPINE FURTHER AND FURTHER INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AND FOLKS MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, YES THEY’RE PADDED BUT IT DOESN’T HELP MUCH!! AND BEHIND THAT PADDING HIS COLD HARD STEEL AND RIGHT NOW THAT’S GETTING PUSHED INTO TLA’S BACK AND IT’S ONLY GETTING WORSE… THAT’S WHERE THESE PUNCHES ARE COMING FROM, THAT’S WHY TLA’S FIGHTING!! ELITE BALLS HIS FIST UP AND THROWS A RIGHT HAND… BUT TLA IS SOMEHOW ABLE TO DUCK OUT OF THIS ONE… AND HERE’S HIS OPENING!! PUSHING THE REFEREE AWAY FROM HIM… AND SLIDING BEHIND ELITE, APPLYING A WAIST LOCK!!
Rich Russillo: ALMOST AN INVERTED BEAR HUG APPLIED, CERTAINLY NOT A MOVE YOU EXPECT TO SEE IN A WELTERWEIGHT MATCH BUT IT’S EFFECTIVE!!
James Peters: IT CERTAINLY IS, TLA ABLE TO BRING ELITE DOWN TO HIS KNEES… BUT HE’S NOT LOOKING FOR A SUBMISSION HERE, HE HOISTS HIM BACK HIGH INTO THE AIR AND THEN BACK DOWN INTO THE CANVAS… OH AND NOW LOOK!! TLA LOOKING TO APPLY SOME SORT OF SUBMISSION ON THE NECK… BUT MAXIMUS!! THE CHAMPION IS BACK IN AND HE’S IMMEDIATELY PUTTING A STOP TO IT… A STOMP RIGHT TO THE HEAD… AND OH!! GRIER… GRIER GRABBING THE ARM OF TLA, LOOKING FOR A SUBMISSION OF HIS OWN… THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER!! TLA IS TRYING TO FIGHT IT BUT IT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE DOING MUCH GOOD… GRIER HAS IT!! GRIER HAS THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER LOCKED IN, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING… THE ROPES AREN’T AN OPTION… TLA HAS TO GET OUT OF THIS, HIS ONLY OTHER HOPE IS CHRIS ELITE GETTING BACK UP TO BREAK THE HOLD, BUT HE’S STILL DOWN… I THINK THIS MIGHT BE IT!!
James Peters: TLA FLAILS HIS ARMS OUT, LOOKING FOR THE ROPES BUT HE’S A GOOD TEN FEET AWAY ON EACH SIDE, HE IS LITERALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, GRIER HAS THIS APPLIED PERFECTLY… TLA ROLLS OVER ONTO ONTO HIS STOMACH TO TRY AN ALLEVIATE SOME PRESSURE BUT GRIER ISN’T GONNA BE HAVING ANY OF THAT, ROLLING ONTO HIS BACK AGAIN, KEEPING THE HOLD APPLIED… REARING BACK EVEN MORE… YOU CAN SEE THE DESPERATION BEGINNING TO SET IN ON TLA’S FACE… MAXIMUS GRIER MAY BE MOMENTS AWAY FROM RETAINING HIS WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!! “TAP” GRIER SCREAMS… HE YELLS IT AGAIN, AND A THIRD TIME, “TAP! TAP! TAP!”
Rich Russillo: CHRIS ELITE IS BEGINNING TO STIR!! IF TLA CAN HOLD ON JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER HE MAY HAVE A WAY OUT!!
James Peters: ELITE TURNS HIS HEAD AND SEES WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, HE PANICS… SCRAMBLING BACK TO HIS FEET AND LEAPING ONTO TLA’S BODY… THE HOLD IS BROKEN… TLA HAS SOMEHOW MANAGED TO SURVIVE BUT MAN… HE WAS IN THAT HOLD FOR A LOOOONG TIME, THERE’S NO TELLING WHAT DAMAGE MAY HAVE BEEN DONE!! Elite is back to his feet, as is the champion… AND NOW IT’S THEIR TURN!! ELITE AND GRIER… MEETING IN THE CENTER OF THE RING… BOX OFFICE SMASH!! OH MY GOD!! IT CONNECTS!! OUT OF NOWHERE!! GRIER COLLAPSES, DOWN LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES… ELITE DROPS ON TOP OF HIM, HOOKING THE LEG, ARE WE ABOUT TO CROWN A NEW WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION?!
Ref: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… ANDDD NO!! GRIER GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!!
Rich Russillo: OH MAN… THAT WAS CLOSE… BUT YOU CAN TELL, WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THE EFFECTS OF THAT LIGHTNING PACE FINALLY SET IN… ALL THREE OF THESE MEN ARE SPENT, THIS ONE’S NOT GONNA LAST MUCH LONGER… THE NEXT BIG MOVE WILL DETERMINE THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH!!
James Peters: ELITE GETS TO HIS FEET AND SETS HIMSELF UP IN THE CORNER… WAITING FOR MAXIMUS GRIER TO MAKE IT BACK TO HIS FEET, THE CHAMPION HAS ALREADY TAKEN ONE BOX OFFICE SMASH IN THIS MATCH AND IT LOOKS LIKE CHRIS ELITE IS LOOKING TO DELIVER A SECOND ONE, GRIER REALLY STRUGGLING TO MAKE IT BACK TO HIS FEET… HE NEEDS THE ROPES TO DO IT, I HAVE TO THINK THAT SUBMISSION MOVE, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS THE ONE APPLYING IT TOOK AN INSANE AMOUNT OUT OF HIM… HE HAS BOTH HIS HANDS ON THE MIDDLE ROPE AND HE USES THEM TO GET HIMSELF TO HIS FEET… HE DOES!!… AND AS HE DOES AND TURNS AROUND, ELITE RUSHES FORWARD… LIFTING UP HIS LEG AND… BOOM!! RIGHT INTO THE JAW OF THE CHAM– NO!!
James Peters: NO!! MAXIMUS CATCHES THE LEG, SPINS HIM AROUND… DARTS FORWARD… ACID TEST!! AN ACID TEST RIGHT TO THE BACK OF THE SKULL, ELITE IS DOWN… MAXIMUS IS GONNA RETAIN HIS CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT TLA!! TLA WITH A SECOND CARTEL KICK… THIS ONE STAGGERS THE CHAMPION, HE’S STUMBLING AROUND THE RING, ON SPAGHETTI LEGS… HE BENDS FORWARD, TRYING TO KEEP HIS BALANCE… BUT HERE COMES TLA!! RUNNING TOWARDS HIM… HE WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND THE MID-SECTION OF GRIER… OH MY GOD!! THE MEXICAN DESTROYER!! HE GOT IT!! HE GOT IT!! TLA WITH THE MEXICAN DESTROYER ON MAXIMUS GRIER… HE PUSHES GRIER OFF OF HIM, INTO THE PIN!!…
Ref: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!! YES THREE!! TLA!! TLA DID IT!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Ambitionz az a Rydah” begins to play as TLA rolls off of Grier and defiantly puts his arms up in victory. The referee hand him the Welterweight Championship as he gets to his feet and begins to celebrate with the title)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… AND THE NEW REVOLT! WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION!!… TEEEEE ELLLLLLLL AYYYYYYYY!!
James Peters: HE’S DID IT!! WE HAVE A NEW WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION!! TLA HAS OVERCOME BOTH CHRIS ELITE AND THE FORMER CHAMPION, MAXIMUS GRIER TO ACHIEVE THIS HONOR… MY GOD WHAT A MOMENT THIS MUST BE FOR HIM!!
Rich Russillo: I couldn’t have said it better myself, Peters! We don’t often agree but we do here… look at him celebrating this victory, he’s absolutely ecstatic and as am I for him! Props have to go to the other two men of course but TONIGHT is TLA’s night and no one can take that away from him! Congratulations!
(Showdown Presents: Wrath of the Dragon! Live on May 5th, from Saitama, Japan!)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! And it is for, The Revolt Middleweight Championship!
(“On My Teeth” by Underoath begins to play as Lucian walks out onto the ramp, walking to the ring with a steely, determined glare in his eyes)
James Peters:I gotta tell you Rich, if you had asked me before I saw Lucian if I thought the Prince of Phenomeal’s title reign was in jeopardy I would’ve had a hard time feeling like it honestly was, but now…
Rich Russilo: Yeah, let’s hope the Prince has prepared properly for what’s coming or he could leave here sans one gold belt.
(“If I Had A Heart” by Fever Ray cuts off Lucian’s theme as the Prince of Phenomenal emerges onto the stage, arms held out wide and title belt shining in the stage lights)
Rich Russilo: I tell you, I wouldn’t want to be in the shoes of any of our fans who put money on this match, I guarantee their nerves must be going haywire no matter which horse they backed!
James Peters: No kidding Rich, I wouldn’t wanna have to predict this one…
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: And here we go right out of the gate the two opponents begin side steps, circling each other in the ring and looking for an opening, who will make the first move?
Rich Russilo: POP obviously thinks he’s found an opening as he makes his move towards Lucian, basement dropkick avoided by Black who lands a nasty kick right into the small of POP’s back to return the favor!
Lucian Black wastes no time capitalising and yanks POP to his feet, throwing the Prince into an irish whip and clearly readying a superkick for him when he rebounds back.
Rich Russilo: This could be unpleasant for the Prince right here….
James Peters: Excellent ring awareness there as POP ducks down and slips through the middle rope onto the apron and here we see some of that arrogance as the Prince, mocking Lucian now, asking if that’s the best he’s got.
Rich Russilo: Is it arrogance if you can back it up Peters? Because we’ve seen that POP is more than capable of backing up a great many of his boasts.
In the ring Lucian scowls at the Prince’s taunting and runs toward POP, who immediately leaps from the apron onto the top rope.
James Peters: POP is looking for that Springboard Forearm Smash, he flies and- NO, Lucian performing a graceful forward roll right under the forearm as the POP equally gracefully manages to land on his feet, but Lucian’s still behind here, he grabs POP by the arms-
Rich Russilo: LUCIAN HAS THE ARMS HOOKED, HE’S LOOKING FOR THE MARTYIZATIOON TO END IT EARLY!
POP, obviously aware of what Lucian is looking to do, pushes his head and shoulders into Lucian’s torso and begins pushing the Prodigal Son backwards, eventually managing to force Lucian into a corner and beginning to give a series of hard shoulder thrusts into Lucian, knocking all the wind out of him.
James Peters: It ain’t all about the high flying and technical wizardry that makes POP such a formidable opponent Russilo, sometimes it’s just knowing how to neutralise your opponents offennse.
Rich Russilo: Lucian finally releases the arms of POP, clearly hurting here as he staggers out from the corner clutching his stomach, POP surely looking to capitalise here….
James Peters: Indeed he is, POP aims a superkick to the back of Lucian’s head, Lucian swings around with a roundhouse kick to meet it but POP WAS FEIGNING, DUCKS UNDER THE ROUNDHOUSE-
Rich Russilo: PELE KICK BY THE PRINCE OF PHENOMENAL!
James Peters: Lucian had no answer for that one and hits the mat, no cover by the POP though-
Rich Russilo: The Prince has seen enough of Lucian to know you won’t take him down like that, Prince is going up top here…
James Peters: We might be seeing that Corkscrew Senton before long here Rich, POP in position for the Chapter Six, HE SOARS-
Rich Russilo: OH MY WORD! HOW IN THE HELL?!
With downright expert timing, Lucian rises from the mat as the Prince comes down toward him in the Corkscrew Senton, positioning himself perfectly to catch the Prince into a Double Knee Backbreaker, sending the Prince rolling into the center of the ring clutching the small of his back in pain.
James Peters: I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THAT FOLKS… good grief, the speed and timing of Lucian, we may have finally found someone to knock off the Prince…
Rich Russilo: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, Lucian still has a long way to go before he can get comfortable.
Lucian gets back to his feet, stomping both of his feet to make sure he still has full feeling in both legs and watching as the POP struggles to get up from the pain in his back. When the POP is up on one knee Lucian charges, aiming a Shining Wizard that connects with a sick crack to the Prince’s head.
Rich Russilo: And the Prince drops right back to the mat, cover here by Lucian!
James Peters: Kick out at two by the Prince, admirable with how painful his back must be right now
Rich Russilo: Lucian, realising he needs to follow up here, runs towards the ropes, looking for the Morningstar I think, he hits the ropes, Springboard Moonsault incoming!
James Peters: But the Prince is up and ready, here comes the connection!
With just as much inhuman precision and timing as Lucian earlier, the Prince positions himself to catch Lucian in an Electric Chair position, the Prodigal Son held on the shoulders of the Prince despite the clear pain in the back of the Prince this causes.
James Peters: Lucian, not a good place to be, POP spins him round on his shoulders and, Sitout Powerbomb by the Prince of Phenomenal, hooking to legs!
Lucian kicks out of the powerbomb but before he has even had time to get up the Prince leaps on top of him and rolls him into a Backslide pin.
James Peters: Lucian again kicks out of the pinfall, the Prince hoping to catch Lucian off guard there with the rapid roll up.
Rich Russilo: Smart thinking by the Prince, I dunno if he honestly though Lucian would be a true threat to his title reign going into this but if he had any doubts they’re long gone now.
James Peters: Both men now to their feet, Lucian catches POP in the back of the leg with a kick! Ouch, return to sender by the POP, both men exchanging kicks and punches here in the center of the ring and the crowd is loving it!
Rich Russilo: Two of the finest middleweights on the planet here going to war as Lucian finally stumbles back from a vicious knee to the face by the POP, pressed up against the ropes now, irish whipped, the Prince slipping through the ropes though…
James Peters: POP looking for that Springboard Forearm smash again I think, as Lucian comes back on the rebound, The Prince takes to the air, FOREARM SMASH DELIVERED TO LUCIAN!
Rich Russillo: POP here looking to end this now, he drags Lucian up, getting him in position to set up the Crown of Thorns, Lucian though fighting back against the move and-
James Peters: Lucian slips out and delivers a superkick right into the Prince’s gut! WAIT A MINUTE, LUCIAN HOOKS THE ARMS, HE’S GOT HIM UP, MARTYIZATION!
Rich Russilo: I DON’T BELIEVE IT! COVER BY LUCIAN, WE HAVE A NEW MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION SURELY!!
James Peters: NO! DEVASTATION FOR LUCIAN AS THE POP MANAGES TO JUST FLING OUT A HAND TO CLING TO THE BOTTOM ROPE, DESPERATE FOR ANY LIFELINE AND MANAGING TO FIND ONE!
Rich Russilo: Lucian looks like he can’t believe the POP had enough awareness to even for for the bottom rope after that Double Underhook Facebuster and I have to agree, the referee here signalling for Lucian to let go of the POP as he reached the ropes.
James Peters: The POP might’ve found a way to escape that but you have to figure the Martyrization makes a lot of this academic from here?
Rich Russilo: You can never count the champion out in a title match Peters, it only takes one stupid mistake to cost you everything
Lucian stands staring for a moment in the ring, having trouble believing the match isn’t over. Snapping out of it finally as the POP begins to claws his way back to a standing position with the ropes, Lucian moves forward and drags him off the ropes.
James Peters: Lucian looking frustrated here, looking to punish the POP some more as he sets him up for that Cradle Reverse Piledriver…
Rich Russilo: POP fighting it, knowing what comes next if he lets Lucian get him up, a punch to the gut, another, kick to the ribs, finally Lucian is forced to let go, The Prince hooking his arm and lifting Lucian up and DOWN for a facebuster of his own, a small slice of payback there no doubt.
James Peters: The Prince here, ascending the turnbuckle, fighting through the pain as he gets in position for the 450 Splash-
Rich Russilo: LUCIAN IS UP, CLAMBERS UP TO MEET THE PRINCE AND HOOKS THE ARM!
James Peters: Lucian here is looking for a Superplex to punish the Prince’s back some more, POP though hanging on in there as both men struggle to gain the upperhand and send the other crashing down-
After several moments of struggling, The Prince rears his head back and delivers a vicious, echoing headbutt to Lucian, flecks of blood flying as the hard hit shatters Lucian’s nose and sends him crashing down to the floor.
Rich Russilo: A BRUTAL HEADBUTT THERE AS LUCIAN HITS THE MAT! Both competiors will be feeling that one for a while Peters but it did what the Prince wanted it to.
James Peters: Indeed and the POP now continues what he went up here to do, looking to once more take to the air and does so!
Rich Russilo: 450 Splash onto Lucian, cover!
James Peters: And STILL neither man will stay down, they’ve thrown so much at each other this match could’ve been over multiple times already.
Rich Russilo: The Prince, looking defiant now as he hooks an arm and drags Lucian up, I think we know what’s coming here….
James Peters: POP sets up Lucian, holding him between his legs to lift him up for the Crown of Thorns, signals to this electric crowd and- LUCIAN RISES UP, THE PRINCE NOW HELD IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION AS LUCIAN LOOKS FOR AN ALABAMA SLAM!
Rich Russilo: LUCIAN TRIES TO SWING THE PRINCE FORWARD BUT HIS LEGS HAVE BEEN GRABBED, THE PRINCE HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE HERE!
James Peters: Lucian backing up here, intending to ram the Prince into the turnbuckle, but the Prince grabs his knees, SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!
Rich Russilo: The back of Lucian’s head connected right into that top turnbuckle Peters, he looks dazed!
James Peters: The Prince senses blood in the water here, and not just from that broken nose of Lucian, he brings Lucian right to the center of the ring, sets him up, into position, legs hooked, CROWN OF THORNS!
Rich Russilo: The Inverted Mat Slam connects as the Prince, groggy and battered, goes for the cover, no ropes to be grabbed in the center of the ring, Lucian needs to find the strength to power out!
Ref: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“If I Had A Heart” by Fever Ray hits as POP has his arm raised in victory and is handed his championship)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. AND STILL THE MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION… PRINCEE…. OF…. PHENOMENALLLLL!!!!!
James Peters: POP with his first successful title defense here! He can cap his career off as a REVOLT member officially undefeated! However, hats off to Lucian Black who gave it his all and pushed POP to the limit, this match could have gone either way! With both men heading off to Showdown, something tells me that this won’t be the last time that these two men cross each others paths..
(POP makes his way to the back as the camera fades to black)
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(Camera transitions back into the arena as suddenly “BILLY” by 6IX9INE hits leaving the fans confused until moments later, Ronn Banks walks out to a huge pop. He’s in a suit as he walks down the ramp with a mic in hand greeting the fans.)
James Peters: Talk about a SURPRISE! The man who has been a huge part in taking REVOLT to the next level is here! First he made his in ring return last week at the Grand Rampage, and now he’s here! Ronn Banks himself! The man who invested into REVOLT when it was just an independent company doing shows in small venues around the country whose only promotion was viral clips on social media. This man helped us reach a larger audience, get a television deal, sign the hottest names in the world, and eventually become a part of the biggest company in the world!
Rich Russillo: He’s also responsible for our pending unemployment, can’t forget that.
(Banks enters the ring as “BILLY” dies down as he begins to speak)
Banks: I know I wasn’t promoted to be on this show tonight, but I wanted to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart. I wanted to come out here to thank every single one of you whether it’s the people watching at home, you guys in the audience, the wrestlers in the back, the personnel and staff who made everything come together… I couldn’t have made this possible without each and every one of you. When people give me a lot of praise for what I’ve done in this business I like to respond by saying “I’m just an advocate”. I’m an advocate for the people. The people who longed for a style of entertainment that brought them back to the glory days and gave them the same feeling that they would have gotten during a time when things were a lot simpler. Mike Silver was the ultimate fan, Mike Silver had a vision to go against the grain in a monopolized industry and turn it on it’s head, showing that there’s still room for other places to flourish if executed properly, and execute he did. I helped him bring that vision to life with a generous investment, and the rest was history.
Banks: REVOLT would then open its doors to anybody wwe elt had a chance to elevate this company to the next level and become a force. That we did. Established names like Hurricane Hawk, TLA, Prince of Phenomenal, Lucian Black, Impact, Mr DEDEDE, all of these men became mainstays on our roster helping sell out shows on a weekly basis and helping this company steadily rise. Newcomers who would create name for themselves thus making their EAW debuts more anticipated than most, Sienna Jade, Andrei Sokolova, Payton Darkstar, Raven Roberts, Lexi Sheckler, Kassidy Heart, Riley McCray, Maximus Grier, the list goes on and on and on. The fact of the matter is, we served as an alternative, a land of opportunity, a place where people can make names for themselves or redeem themselves from an industry that took their passion away. In return they gave us their all, they helped make us what we are today, they got us on the radar of Elite Answers Wrestling.
Banks: It’s ironic, considering EAW is my brainchild, EAW in 2008 was similar to REVOLT in 2018 in many ways. EAW was created after I felt that the industry was missing a key component. I felt it was missing something that made me fall in love with it in the first place, after the death of AWF I felt lost and like I didn’t fit in anywhere, so I created my own destiny for others who felt the same way. REVOLT was created for people who felt they didn’t fit in with the product that had been put out, and REVOLT offered what had been missing for a long time. With it’s fastly rising popularity, EAW took notice and it realized that perhaps there had been merit to REVOLT’s agenda in the first place and made the necessary move for the betterment of this sport as a whole. I know you’re probably thinking.. “well EAW is a monopoly and it just did what a monopoly does and bought of the competition before it could truly become a huge threat”. But in reality this was never about competition, it was never about one company over another, it was about this industry. It was about making sure that this industry did not continue to go on the path that it was at the time, and keeping even a hugely successful monopoly empire on it’s A-game, because when it comes down to it… you can never get too comf-
(“A Story To Tell” by Woe, Is Me hits as Jack Ripley slowly makes his way up the ramp, Banks’ expression changes to a serious one as he loosens up his tie and removes his blazer, throwing it to the crowd)
James Peters: This spells trouble doesn’t it…
Rich Russillo: Well this IS Jack Ripley, one half of the former tag team, The High Rollerz! Two men who went into business for themselves by screwing Banks out of a potential Grand Rampage win last week and it looks like there’s still some bad blood there! But Ripley already got his revenge, what could he possibly be coming after Banks’ for again?
James Peters: Well you said they went into business for themselves, but this is starting to make me feel like this is bigger than just Jack Ripley or The High Rollerz…. But nonetheless Jack charges up the ramp as Banks slides out of the ring to meet him halfway! He’s not even waiting and he brawl begins! Ripley and Banks are trading blow after blow as they move closer to the ringside area! Banks looks like he’s getting the upperhand now as he blocks a shot from Jack Ripley and IRISH WHIPS HIM SPINE FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! JACK IS FAVORING HIS BACK AS BANKS NOW HAS THE ADVANTAGE HERE… BANKS PICKS JACK RIPLEY BACK UP AND SENDS HIM FLYING HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS NEAR THE RING!! THE CROWD IS LOVING THIS!!
Rich Russillo: He would wait until the last ever REVOLT show to partake in some action. Mr “I’m never wrestling again” my ass.
(Banks taunts to the delight crowd as Ripley is laid out)
James Peters: It looks like Banks isn’t done here… he throws Jack Ripley into the ring as he re-enters himself…. and I think I know where he’s going with this….. He’s taking his sweet time with it, relishing in the moment!! And he finally lifts Jack Ripley on his shoulders for the GO….. TO…… RET- WAIT WHAT!?!?!!! A CHAIRSHOT!!! A CHAIRSHOT RIGHT TO THE BACK OF BANKS AS HE FALLS DOWN AND JACK RIPLEY ESCAPES FROM HIS GRASP!!! IT’S THERON NIKOLAS!!!! WHAT IS THERON DOING HERE? IS THIS THE MAN WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THIS? THERON HELPS JACK RECOVER AS THEY ARE BOTH UNLEASHING A FURY OF STOMPS ONTO BANKS!!! BANKS CAN’T FIGHT BACK BUT HE’S TRYING HIS DARNDEST TO!! THESE TWO MEN ARE OVERWHELMING AND ATTACKING HIM LIKE A PACK OF RABID DOGS!! RIPLEY NOW LIFTS THE DRAINED BANKS UP… YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!! IT CONNECTS!! THE SUPERKICK CONNECTS ON BANKS AS HE STUMBLES TOWARDS THERON WHO GRABS ONTO HIM FOR THE HAIL TO THE KING!!! THAT COMBINATION HAS BANKS LAID FLAT ON THE FLOOR AS THERON AND JACK RIPLEY POSE OVER THE LAID OUT BANKS TO THE DISPLEASURE OF THE FANS.. THEY’RE GETTING BOOED OUT OF THE BUILDING!
(“Zombie” by Bad Wolves plays as Theron and Jack Ripley pose over Banks and taunt the fans, they eventually escape through the crowd)
James Peters: Truly sickening, Banks has done so much for this company and this is how he’s paid back in a thank you speech? No respect whatsoever!
Rich Russillo: Well I have all the respect for those two guys considering Banks is the reason I’ll BE ON UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE! THANKS GUYS!
James Peters: Anyways up next is our main event of the evening. The highly anticipated bout between the two top competitors of the freeweight division who garnered enough buzz to have a whole event marketed around them…. Sienna Jade and Lexi Sheckler!
( We see Bella Braxton standing front and center in the middle of the ring, and the lights of the arena dim, yet leave being a slight golden hue to represent the upcoming title fight. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Bella Braxton: This follow bout … is for the REVOLT! FREEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WOOOOORLDDDD, and is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!
( ‘Don’t Waste My Time” by Krept & Konan comes on the sound system, and the music is allowed to play for a little while until Lexi Sheckler walks out to the stage, dressed in ring gear, cracking her knuckles and warming up on the stage for the upcoming title fight. Sheckler continues her entrance. )
James Peters: A stoic Lexi Sheckler, for perhaps one of the more rare occasions of her wrestling career we aren’t able to get a mental read on the challenger this evening. But when a competitor is nervous, when they’re feeling even the slightest bit of trepidation, you had best BELIEVE it shows with their body language. There is absolutely nothing but confidence in Sheckler’s body language, she’s brimming with confidence from head to toe, this may as well be another day on the job for her Rich.
Rich Russillo: Well I’m glad she’s not scared James, but that’s not gonna be enough! Not on a night like tonight! I think the confidence is a great start, but it could very well all be a front. If the REVOLT! Freeweight Champion managers to get under Sheckler’s skin, that could be the proverbial crack in the firmament that sends everything tumbling down. And no I’m not a flat earther.
( “Resurge” by Gone is Gone comes on the loudspeakers, and the audience delivers a MASSIVE mixed reaction leaning towards negative as Sienna Jade walks out holding her Freeweight Championship with a conceited smile on her face. )
James Peters: The REVOLT! Freeweight women’s champion has that same energy about her tonight that she did at our previous Marquee event back in February, when she defeated Ms. Extreme in one of the most exciting matches of the year to bring home that very belt. Nearly two months later and Sienna Jade has firmly cemented the fact that she deserves to be in the spot she’s at right now.
Rich Russillo: But if there’s one woman in the industry who can take that championship away from her JP, it’s Sheckler. But with that composed, confident, almost arrogant countainence about the Freeweight Champion you’d almost think this were a ‘nothing’ match for her. Two of the most talented individuals on the roster PERIOD are getting ready for battle here in the heart of one of the most iconic cities in the world!
Bella Braxton: Introducing the CHALLENGER … she hails from San Clemente, California, stands at 5 foot 11 inches, and weighs in tonight at 145 POUNDS… “THE BLACK LABEL”, LEXIIIIIIII SHECKLEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR!!!
( The California crowd gives a mostly positive response to Sheckler, though a mixture of boos can be heard loud and clear. )
Bella Braxton: Her opponent … residing in San Diego, California, standing in at 5 foot 7 inches, and weighing in tonight at 134 POUNDS… SHE IS THE REIGNING, DEFENDING, REVOLT! FREEWEIGHT CHAMPIOOOOONNNN…. SIIIIEENNNAAAAAAAAAAAAA JAAAAAAAAADDDDEEEEEE!!!!
( Sienna Jade holds up her Freeweight Championship to the crowd who mostly replies with boos, but some of her loyal fans give her a roar of applause to mix in with the negative reception. Sienna Jade hands her Freeweight title to the official, and the official passes it off to a ringside worker who places it at the time keeper. The official then calls for the bell shortly after. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
James Peters: AND THE TWO LADIES LOCK HORNS! Sheckler comes into this with a height advantage as well as a raw strength and power advantage, her limb length, wingspan and vertical reach are superior, her combine records for the most part are superior, and she’s also got at least half a decade more experience on her opponent – but the deceptively strong Sienna Jade has quickness as well as multiple styles of wrestling techniques to fall back on. Not to mention her ring IQ is ridiculously off the charts, as Sheckler ropes Jade in for the waist lock, and delivers a mat slam … and a nice amateur wrestling spinner down the back, prompting Jade to shoulder roll away from Sheckler back up to a standing base, while Sheckler challenges her to come forward! Sienna, inching towards her opponent, carefully extends the arms and circles the ring with the challenger… and she catches Sheckler with a side headlock, following up with a hammerlock after a standing switch – but Sheckler does a standing switch of her own! Sienna Jade looking to pry apart the hands!
Rich Russillo: SHECKLER MAY BE GOING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX! But Sienna Jade manages to center her gravity in midair to sling Sheckler down with her to the mat, and Sheckler applies a head-scissors, using both of her legs to squeeze the Freeweight Champions head like a lemon… Sienna Jade kicks her legs, and manages to free herself and kip out out of it! Jade rebounds off the nearest ropes, jumps over Sheckler after Sheckler turns onto all fours, and Sienna ricochets off the parallel ropes into a HIP TOSS FROM SHECKLER! BUT SIENNA MANAGES TO COUNTER THE HIP TOSS IN MIDAIR BY BRINGING SHECKLER DOWN WITH A FRONT-ROLLING WHEELBARROW BODY SCISSORS PIN!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOO-
James Peters: Sheckler frantically kicks out! The two recover … SHECKLER WITH A KNOCK DOWN KNIFE EDGE CHOP! STIFF KICK TO THE FACE TO FOLLOW IT UP! NO SIENNA DUCKS UNDER THAT, and Sienna quickly rolls out onto the apron holding her chest in shock, and looking a bit relieved that she can get out of the fold after nearly having her head kicked off … but NOW SHECKLER STEPS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE, AND DRAGS SIENNA UP TO HER FEET WITH A FIST FULL OF THE FREEWEIGHT CHAMPION’S LOCKS! The official is not taking too kindly to that – OH, SIENNA COUNTERS WITH A STUN GUN INTO THE ROPES! Sheckler’s face smacks into the unforgiving ropes, and Sienna Jade can take her time now to slowly re-enter the ring while Sheckler recovers. Now Jade gets into Shecklers face …
( Sienna Jade slaps Lexi Sheckler as hard as she can across the face, and the audience collectively shout “OHH!” in shock. )
Rich Russillo: GOOD GRIEF, WHAT A SHOT ACROSS THE FACE! SIENNA JADE SPITS OUT HER GUM RIGHT INTO SHECKLER’S FACE TO FOLLOW IT UP… I DON’T THINK ANYONE CAN EVEN BELIEVE HOW HARD SIENNA JUST HIT HER! THAT WASN’T CALLED FOR!
James Peters: AND SHECKLER MAKING HER PAY FOR THAT ONE! SHECKLER POUNCES ONTO HER, DELIVERING AN ASSORTMENT OF BRUTAL MMA ELBOWS TO THE FACE! SIENNA JADE CAN BARELY DEFEND HERSELF – OH GOSH, I THINK SHECKLER JUST ELBOWED RIGHT INTO SIENNA’S FINGER, SHE MIGHT HAVE JUST SNAPPED A FINGER OF THE CHAMPION! AND SIENNA IS CONTINUING TO TEE OFF WITH UNPROTECTED MMA ELBOWS … UNTIL JADE AND MANAGE TO KICK SHECKLER OFF WITH HER LEGS AND RETREAT TO THE CORNER! Sienna Jade is holding one of her hands, I think that popping sound may have literally been Sheckler elbowing one of not several of her fingers out of place! Sienna is back up on her feet holding her sprained hand, BUT HERE COMES SHECKLER FIRING OFF WITH A REPEATED ASSORTMENT OF VICIOUS, BRUTAL KNEE STRIKES TO THE MIDSECTION! The official does his best to physically remove Sheckler from her opponent – AND LEXI SHECKLER STARES DOWN THE REF! My god, even the ref wanted no part of that, there is fire in that young woman’s eyes, as she goes right back over to Sienna and CHUCKS THE FREEWEIGHT CHAMPION CLEAR ACROSS THE RING, BY THE HAIR! Sienna Jade rolls out of ring, at this point in self preservation, and Jade can’t help but to wander over to the barricade, and Sheckler pulls Sienna up before FLINGING HER AS HARD AS SHE CAN INTO THE BARRIER BETWEEN THE FANS AND THE ACTION!!!
Rich Russillo: SHECKLER ISN’T EVEN FINISHED, SHE DRAGS SIENNA UP FROM THE RINGSIDE FLOOR…. AND WITH ALLLLLL SHE’S GOT, SHE SENDS SIENNA ACROSS RINGSIDE WITH A HARD IRISH WHIP, SENDING THE CHAMPION BOUNCING KIDNEYS FIRST OFF OF THE BARRICADE NEAR THE TIMEKEEPER, HITTING THAT BARRIER SO HARD SHE LITERALLY BOUNCED OFF OF IT! … Some of these fans at ringside are applauding the intensity, but I DON’T THINK SHECKLER’S DONE. SHECKLER EXPLODES SPRINTING ACROSS RINGSIDE AND DELIVERING A LOOOUD YAKUZA KICK, SENDING SIENNA JADE FLYING OVER THE BARRICADE AND CRASHING INTO THE TIMEKEEPERS AREA!!!!! WHAT A SHOT, HOW DID THAT NOT KNOCK HER HEAD OFF?!?!
Ref: THAT’S ENOUGH! BRING THIS BACK INTO THE RING NOW! 1! …. 2!!!
James Peters: That may have been the loudest singular strike I have heard all night, and that was just after Sienna Jade damn near just finished slapping the bicuspids out of Lexi Sheckler’s mouth! Sheckler acknowledges the official’s request, and she walks into the timekeeper area to drag the dead weight of the champion back over to the ring… Sheckler pretty much has Jade tucked under her arm, and the ref’s count is up to six now…. and at seven, Sheckler manages to roll Sienna Jade back into the ring. But as Sheckler follows her up, Jade rolls across the ring and rolls right back out through the other side! I don’t know about you Rich, but that was a damned smart move by the Champion.
Rich Russillo: Instead of allowing yourself to be a sitting duck to be picked apart, why not get yourself out of harm’s way instead? I’m almost positive that was a move made on instinct, and considering how young Sienna Jade still is, and how hard she just got KICKED IN THE FACE, you have to be impressed by that. Sheckler seethes for a moment, but opts to follow Sienna Jade out of the ring, perhaps taking the bait by doing so. Lexi Sheckler stands over a somewhat dazed Sienna Jade, and as Sienna uses Lexi’s leg as a beam of support, Sheckler kicks Sienna away and DELIVERS STOMP AFTER STOMP AFTER STOMP TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! DEAR LORD, JUST NO GIVE, THAT BOOT BOUNCING OFF THE SKULL, WITH ENOUGH FORCE TO SCRAPE THE CHAMPION’S SCALP CLEAN OFF!
Lexi Sheckler: YOU THINK THIS IS A F*CKING GAME, SIENNA? YOU THINK I’M HERE TO PLAY GAMES WITH YOU?
James Peters: That bailing from the ring move seems to have done nothing more than piss Sheckler off, and Sienna Jade is just on the floor probably questioning what sane person signs themselves up to subject themselves to pain like this! Sheckler attempts to bring Sienna back into the ring — SHECKLER GOES DOWN!!! SIENNA JADE WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF THE KNEE!!! SHECKLER HAS HAD INJURIES IN BOTH KNEES BEFORE, AND THAT TENDON-TEARING CHOP BLOCK MAY HAVE JUST REOPENED SOME SERIOUS OLD WOUNDS! Sienna Jade now has the free path to re-enter the ring, and it is now Lexi Sheckler who must fight debilitating pain to get back into this!
Ref: 1! 2! 3! 4! 5!
( Sheckler limps over to the apron, and managers to pull herself up, close to reentering the ring. )
Rich Russillo: Sheckler takes a cautious step back into the ring, BUT SIENNA JADE FOLLOWS UP WITH A CRESCENT KNEE TO THE JAW, SENDING SPIT FLYING OUT OF SHECKLER’S MOUTH AND LANDING DOWN TO RINGSIDE! AND A SADISTIC SMILE COMES ON THE FACE OF SIENNA JADE… SIENNA STEPS ONTO THE APRON, WHERE SHECKLER IS HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE, AND SIENNA DELIVERS THE WITCHES HAMMER!!!!! RIPCORD ROLLING ELBOW BRINGS SHECKLER COLLAPSING ONTO HER SIDE!
James Peters: i think it might be over.
Rich Russillo: Sienna Jade knows as well as all of these fans do that she’s in the driver’s seat, and she’s looking to capitalize on that, mustering up enough to drag Lexi Sheckler up and pull her in for a double underhook… OH YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING. YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING. DON’T DO THIS!!!
James Peters: DEVIL DRIVER INTO THE APRON!!!!! SIENNA JADE DELIVERING LEXI SHECKLER’S OWN MOVE, THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER, STRAIGHT INTO THE APRON! SHECKLER JUST GOT DRILLED HEADFIRST INTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING! HOW SADISTIC!
( Sienna Jade tumbles back into the ring, and lays there looking weary yet assured, and she instructs the referee to count Sheckler out. )
Rich Russillo: The referee’s got no choice but to begin the count, but at this point he might as well count to one hundred. Let’s see a replay of that Devil Deriver one more time.
( Replays of the Devil Driver into the apron are shown, with a close up of Sheckler’s head bouncing off the sharp part of the apron and showing her collapsing to the ringside floor. We cut back to ringside, where Sheckler is hunched over holding the top of her head, and the ref’s count is at four. )
Ref: 5!!! ……….. 6!! ……………
( Sheckler pulls herself up to a knee. )
Ref: 7!! ….. 8!!! ……………
( Sheckler attempts to make another move, but collapses, holding her head as a ringside medic rushes to her aid. )
Ref: 9!! 10!!! RING THE BELL!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( ‘Resurge’ by Gone is Gone comes back on, and Sienna Jade is handed her Freeweight Championship and has one arm raised by the official while she raises her title with the other arm. )
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner and STILL the REVOLT! FREEWEIGHT CHAMPION, SIIIIENNNAAAAAAAAAA JAAAAAAAAAADE!!!!
James Peters: Sienna Jade saw an opportunity present itself, and in a split second she completely shifted the direction of this entire match on one single solitary move!
Rich Russillo: But the momentum she was able to build behind it is what really saved the day for her, I came into this believing it was going to be a vicious contest to begin with, but I had no idea it was going to be this chilling, this blood curdling! I mean is there a SINGLE strike that these ladies held back at all?!
James Peters: You know it actually started out looking like it was going to be a more technical battle of wits, but Sienna Jade much to her credit took this match to a much more tense place, both physically as well as emotionally, and Sheckler may have made the grave mistake of trying to play Sienna’s game and playing into her hands as a result. I just hope to God she hasn’t paid too dearly for it.
( Sheckler is seen being tended to ringside medics, sitting up on her own volition outside of the ring and having a laceration looked at. Sienna Jade is on the ramp looking on with a big grin on her face, title proudly in hand, and she waves bye bye to Sheckler before holding up her title and backing up on the ramp. )
( SUDDENLY … the lights all focus to the rafters above the ring … and we see Payton Darkstar looming ominously over the arena with a determined gaze aimed right at Sienna Jade. )
Rich Russillo: It’s Payton Darkstar!
( Sienna Jade looks up, holding onto her title tightly, but seeming disturbed as Payton Darkstar continues to watch her every move. Sienna hurriedly quickens her pace up the ramp and to the back. )
(Camera Fades to black and for the last time ever… The REVOLT! Logo Buzzes)