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Showdown 1/9/21

(EAW intro plays.)

(A recap is shown from last week’s show. It opens seeing the nun trying to convince Consuela to #BoycottKOE. It then transitions to Jack Ripley opening the show vowing to be a fighting champion and lead Showdown, before being interrupted by Bronson and Kelton who would stake their claim on why they deserve the first crack at the title. Jack says he would fight both of them, but Showdown consultant would put a stop to that and announce Bronson vs Krlton next week for #1 Contendership for the right to face Jack Ripley at King Of Elite. The match between Mike Shot and Bashar Jackson would get interrupted before it started and taken out by Lucas Johnson, promising to redeem himself after what went down in the Extreme Elimination Chamber. Next, Woogie demanded more respect as BBB Bhampion, but Alissa tells him he never won it, TNT just left it and left, but they never cared to resolve it. Steve butted in before Alissa made a match between them for the vacated belt next week. Next, we see the Rated R&R Show with the Maidens Of Malpractice as the guests, and Ronan would talk down and disrespect the lovebirds, who were promising to make sure 2021 is the year for both of them. It ends with both Maidens superkicking Chained Fury out of the ring before posing with their “Feud Of The Year” trophies. It advances to Consuela defeating Lucas Johnson in a hard fought match to advance to the second round of the tournament. Next it cuts to Kid Ohio facing off against Sierra Bradford. General manager Ryan Wilson provided enough of a distraction for Kid Ohio to pick up the win. He would then announce that Sierra has been traded to Voltage, before labeling her as “trash.” Next in the recap, we see highlights of the tag match between the new duo of champions, Justin Windgate and Jack Ripley, taking on the team of Jon Kelton and Bronson Daniels. Bronson and Kelton didn’t get along at points, but were able to pick up the victory after Kid Ohio interfered and took out Justin Windgate. Jack Ripley would fail to make the ten count and Bronson would get another count out victory on him getting him and Kelton the win. After the match, Kelton would lay out Bronson sending a message for next week. Next, it sees more suspicious activity revolving the #Boycott KOE movement before it shows Kassidy defeating James in a highly competitive match where Kassidy unleashed a little bit of “The Mauler” and she advances to the second round. Next, it sees Justin Windgate being interviewed where he talks about his title win, and vows to make Kid Ohio pay for interfering in his business. And then, the feud between Harlow and Andrea comes to an end, as Harlow submits Andrea, but Andrea hurt her ankle during the bout. After the match, a returning Xavier Williams appeared out of nowhere, and then crushed Andrea’s ankle off the second rope and took her out before disappearing. Harlow looked on confused. It’s believed Andrea was Xavier’s attacker months ago, but it was never fully proven.)

RECAP END.

(“Uncontainable” by Set It Off hits as blue and white pyro explodes on top of the stage and then the blue lights and lasers shine throughout the arena as the virtual fans are cheering ready for the show to begin.)

(SCREEN BAR — EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY!)

Deadprez: WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF EAW’S LONGEST RUNNING PROGRAM, SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!!

Eve: Amazing night we have for you guys tonight! We have our King Of Elite tournament round one matches concluding tonight, and of course, Jon Kelton vs. Bronson Daniels to determine Jack’s opponent for King Of Elite for the Answers World Title!

(Gavin reveals his t-shirt to the camera under his blazer.)

Gavin Kirkland: #GetWellSoonAndrea :mjcry: 

(The camera pans slowly around the World 1 Theatre, showing the massive virtual crowd all buzzing with excitement for the night.)

Deadprez: The ripples from Road to Redemption can still be felt in the air around here! King of Elite is right around the corner and it feels like it’s already shaping up to be a classic all its own! 

Eve: There’s rumors swirling about a lot of things getting ready to happen in EAW as we head into the second half of the season! And here later tonight we will crown a new—

(The strum of a guitar cuts through the arena as “In My Bones” by The Score starts to play, causing the crowd to erupt in cheers as they recognize the familiar tune.)

Gavin Kirkland: COULD IT BE?!?

Eve: IT MUST BE!!

(As the cheers from the virtual crowd nearly drown out the music, Raven Roberts steps out through the curtain with a grin on her face. Wearing heeled boots with fitted jeans and a white top with a black leather jacket, she steps forward onto the stage and puts both arms out, taking a moment to enjoy the embrace of the fans. Looking around at the World 1 Theatre, she then steps forward and makes her way down the ramp towards the ring.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the ring… RAVEN ROBERTS!!

Eve: ITS RAVEN!!

Deadprez: Raven Roberts is back on Saturday Night Showdown after months away!

Gavin Kirkland: OUT WITH ANDREA, IN WITH RAVEN! :blessed:  ITS REX MCALLISTER WITH BOOBS!!

Eve: Gavin… just… seriously?

(Raven walks down along the side of the ring and up the steps. She pauses along the apron, the smile on her face is undoubtable as she looks at the virtual fans celebrating her. She bends and steps through the bottom and middle ropes as she enters the ring.)

Eve: Raven Roberts has held multiple titles and broken her share of records over the last few years in EAW. It’s been odd not having her around but it’s so good to see her back again!

Deadprez: Yeah but it still begs the question. Why has she been gone? Where did she go?

(Raven leans down and one of the masked and gloved ringside staff hands her a microphone. She steps towards the center of the ring, giving the microphone a flip in her hand as she takes one more glance around the arena followed by a deep breath.)

Raven Roberts: Finally… the Bird… HAS COME BACK… to E…A…W…

(The crowd gives a joyous applause to the corny line.)

Raven Robert’s: Sorry. Had to. You all know the Woogieman is my hero. 

Deadprez: Well she is about as corny as her husband.

Eve: Please don’t side with Gavin. 

Raven Roberts: All kidding aside, it’s been a long, long time since I stood in this ring. After Territorial Invasion both me and Rex stepped away from the ring. But for me, aside from that night back in September, it had been weeks since I’d even had a match. Back before Territorial Invasion, I hinted at a lot of this. But maybe it’s time we actually pull back the curtain. I started realizing that I was not myself. Hadn’t been myself for a very long time. I spent so long blinded by my own bitterness. Everything that had gone wrong. Everything that I couldn’t control. All of it was getting to my head and after everything that happened with my…

(She pauses for a moment, her words catching briefly in her throat. She takes a breath, uses the back of her right hand to quickly dab at her eyes, and proceeds.)

Raven Roberts: …my diagnosis, I started to have a lot of thoughts. There are a lot of things I’ve claimed to be. A lot of things I’ve been proven to be. I was historically the first member of the Empire qualify for and first woman to eventually win the Cash in the Vault ladder match. I was the first woman in company history to ever win one of the Big 3 at that, being Cash in the Vault, Grand Rampage, and of course the upcoming King of Elite. I was the first woman and only person from Empire to ever hold the New Breed Championship. I have been a tag team champion, a world champion, hell if I were to ever get my hands on the Interwire title then I’ll be the first woman to ever complete a Grand Slam in EAW. Myself, Andrea Valentine, and Camille made history inside of War Games. I’ve stepped into No Way Out and won. I’ve main evented the show that wrestlers around the globe only dream of even getting on the card to be a part of, Pain for Pride. I’ve been through a journey with everyone here, the fans. You’ve booed me. You’ve cheered me. You’ve hated me. You’ve loved me. And in many times when I was lost, you all have reminded me what I was doing with my life. And then one day I found a man. (She bites her lower lip briefly as she lets a quick smile out). A man who accepted me for all my flaws. All my scars. All my brokenness. A man who loves me more than I ever deserved. A man who I can’t ever imagine my life without. And all of that. All of that happened right here in EAW. 

(Raven pauses as the virtual crowd begins to clap. After a couple seconds she puts her hand up to quiet them down and proceed.)

Raven Roberts: But earlier this season that bitterness I talked about was seeping in. I let it get to me. I let it change me, how I acted, how I spoke to people I consider to be my friends. People who trusted me and who I wasn’t willing to be there for when they needed me. And when I recognized what was happening in my own mind, in my own heart, I tried to apologize for it. But I knew that something was wrong. When the doctors told me what they did… I realized that I had no idea who I was outside of this ring. Every great thing in my life has involved a wrestling ring. Everyone I love has been a part of this business. Everything I have is right here. By now everyone here has heard my life’s story so I won’t go into detail. But I didn’t come from the most favorable of homes. I was a runaway and lived off what food I could find in the trash as I made my way across the country. And chasing a dream I somehow swindled a wrestling school that was far too kind to me into letting me sleep in their gym in exchange for cleaning up at night. That led to training. That led to a few brief runs in Mexico and a couple of visits to Japan. And that led to REVOLT! Pro Combat finding me in the back of a filthy warehouse barely holding my own against people none of you have ever heard of. Miraculously, REVOLT! and the management there saw something in me that I wasn’t even sure existed, and they gave me the platform to work against top tier talent and hone myself. Then REVOLT! gets absorbed into EAW not two weeks after the ink on my contract dried. And suddenly I was amidst the very best of the best in this entire industry. Even more miraculously, I found myself actually making it to the top along with the best of the best, staking my claim right alongside legends of the wrestling business. Within two years, two short years, I went from being a nobody, to someone looking to climb the mountain to the top, to the very mountain newcomers were looking to climb. Every moment of growth or development in my life has been wrapped inside of a wrestling ring. And when something that I could lock into a submission knocked me down in life, when I met with those doctors… I began to wonder if I even am a person outside of a wrestling venue. So after Territorial Invasion… I left. My contract was up. I didn’t resign. I took time for myself. Rex told you all that I’d been doing my own thing. And I was. I went off, in my own weird COVID-safe way, and I did some soul searching. I learned a lot about myself. I didn’t know if I would ever come back. And to be honest, the day I left was the day retirement actually first entered my mind. 

(Raven takes a breath, the virtual crowd now seeming to murmur with anticipation.)

Raven Roberts: I separated myself entirely from the EAW product. From wrestling as a whole. I needed to know who and what I was without the idea of having to strategize for a match always looming over me, without having to worry about gear for special events, without having to constantly think about what counter will negate what move because all of it has consumed my mind for ten years. Since the day I turned eighteen I had never stopped looking around at what needed to be done for my wrestling career. And I needed to know who Raven Roberts is when she isn’t surrounded by ring ropes. So I stepped away from it all. And Rex, bless him, he supported me through that. Even when I made it hard on him, he let me do what I needed to do for myself. And I learned a lot. I learned that I like cooking. Not just like the basic housewife stuff or just the recipes my friends from Mexico taught me. Like I really like getting kinda crazy in the kitchen. I found out that I think the sound of the violin is hauntingly beautiful. I discovered that I actually really love camping. That I like to dance to whatever’s on the radio whenever I wake up. Basic things. Things that you’d think a person should know about themselves. But I didn’t know. And I needed to know. Because I was also reminded that I have an amazing husband. I learned that I am now the Godmother of a beautiful baby girl. I remembered, after ignoring it for so long, that there are people in this world who actually care about me. People who make my life full and complete. 

(She looks around, the crowd still clearly confused, and she begins to grin.)

Raven Roberts: So as I began to look back on my career, after the idea of retirement had been in my head for a while, I came to a conclusion.

Eve: She can’t be about to…

Deadprez: A lot has happened, you never know. 

(Raven steps forward and leans against the top rope, looking dead into the camera)

Raven Roberts: And that conclusion… IS THAT I AM NOWHERE CLOSE TO DONE IN EAW! I AM BACK! AND LET ALL OF SHOWDOWN AND ALL OF EAW BE PUT ON NOTICE… THE BIRD OF PREY… IS ON THE HUNT!!!

(The virtual crowd erupts in cheers at the announcement.)

Raven Roberts: Because there is one other thing I learned while I was gone. One thing I realized I missed just as much as anything. And it was coming out here and getting into a fucking fight! So believe me when I tell you all, you’ll see me getting into a war with someone again very, very soon. 

(Raven thinks for a second.)

Raven Roberts: On second thought, I’m thinking…King Of Elite.

(The virtual crowd pops.)

Raven Roberts: I know the bracket is already done, and everything’s lining up in place for the event, but I want a fight, and I’m going to get one.

(Raven takes a breath.)

Raven Roberts: So, with that being said, I’m issuing an open challenge for somebody to give me a FIGHT! Anybody in this company, at King Of Elite!

(Raven tosses the microphone out of the ring as “In My Bones” begins to play again.)

Eve: SHE’S BACK! RAVEN IS BACK IN EAW AND IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE’S MORE ENERGIZED THAN EVER BEFORE! AND SHE JUST LAID OUT A CHALLENGE TO ANYONE IN THE COMPANY FOR KING OF ELITE!

Gavin Kirkland: YAY! MORE BOOBS PER EPISODE GOING FORWARD!

(The sound of Eve slapping Gavin can be heard on the show audio.)

Deadprez: THIS CAN REALLY SHIFT THE MOMENTUM AROUND SHOWDOWN AND THE ENTIRE COMPANY! RAVEN ROBERTS IS HERE AND SHE IS NOT PLAYING AROUND!

(Full of fire, Raven uses the tips of her toes to step up onto the turnbuckles and celebrate with the virtual crowd as the camera fades.)

(Commercial of the Maidens of Malpractice offering free COVID-19 vaccines. How they got the doses, it’s best to not know. :lupe:)

(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)

Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!

Gina Romano: ONE FALL! And it is for the vacant BBB Bhampionship!

(A BBB Bhampionship graphic appears on screen.)

Virtual Crowd: PAOjfopasjfopasjfpojsaPOJAsopfjaospsjPSJAOfjihIUAHsi

(“If Ya Smell” By Adam Massare blasts across the speakers as the eruption of cheers from the audience causes an electrical reaction from the virtual crowd monitors. Bolts of lightning begin to blast all around the arena as ringside workers duck for cover. The Woogieman steps out to the stage as he smells the burning fires that have been lit within the arena.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first from Jacksonville, Florida weighing in at 260 pounds he is THE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGIEMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(The Woogieman makes his way to the ring as the ropes themselves part allowing The Woog himself to step into The Woog’s ring and pose on the top turnbuckle for The Woog’s fans.)

Eve: FINALLY! THE WOOG HAS COME BACK! AND HE IS LOOKING TO GET THE GOLD BACK!

(The Woogieman stands atop the top rope eating his protein chocolate steroid bar. The referee is shown trying to take the BBB Bhampionship from him but The Woog refuses to relinquish it to a mere mortal.)

Deadprez: The Woogieman out here fighting for what is rightfully his! The Big Boogie Bhampionship is worth more than the World Championship! It is truly the top prize in our business! This is a man who exists in a sphere above the EAW Hall of Fame. He isn’t in the Hall because the people who would induct him are simply not worthy of his presence.

Gavin Kirkland: The Woogieman is an honorary blonde if I’m being honest. I would go gay for Woogie.

Eve: Same.

(“Escape” by Rupert Holmes blares over the speakers as women on all the virtual crowd monitors are shown immediately ripping their tops off in anticipation of the arrival of strawberry steve.

Gina Romano: And his opponent from The Strawberry Fields of Glasgow, Scotland weighing in at a weight that does not matter he is “The Doctor of Strawbanomics” strawberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry steve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(strawberry steve is shown already in the ring but apparently nobody had noticed until just now.)

Eve: Oh he here.

Deadprez: We living on top of each other and it ain’t right.

Gavin Kirkland: Shoo shoo! Get on out of here.

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: We are underway as strawberry steve lays down in the ring. The Woogieman goes for the cover!

Deadprez: What the hell man… He literally just laid down?

Gavin Kirkland: Classic strawberry steve.

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: No wait strawberry steve lifted up a shoulder! He barely got it up!

Deadprez: So close! What an incredible kickout!

Gavin Kirkland: strawberry steve wants it so bad!

The Woog: You dare kick out of The Woog’s pin? In the Woog’s ring? On the Woog’s show?

Eve: Woogieman is not the champion. He should have defended the title a bit more often if he is really The Great One.

The Woog: The Woog heard that.

Eve: :lupe:

Deadprez: strawberry steve is still laying on the mat. Pin him Woogie!

Gavin Kirkland: The Woog goes for the pin!

Eve: But strawberry steve with a Small Package!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Kickout by The Woogieman at the last minute! I thought that was it! Woogie begins to stomp away at the chest of strawberry steve who slowly rolls out of the ring and drops to the ground. And strawberry steve reaches beneath the apron and pulls out a container of ice cream. He grabs a spoon and begins to eat it. But Woogieman slides under the bottom rope and kicks the ice cream away from strawberry steve! That strawberry flavored ice cream just went flying into the crowd and splattered all over the monitors! strawberry steve is pissed!

strawberry steve: That ice cream was strawberry flavored. You just killed my brother!

Eve: And now strawberry steve begins to light up Woogieman with a series of strikes! He is really going hard out here tonight! Woogie has no defense! And strawberry steve bashes Woogieman’s head off the steel steps and tosses him into the ring. To the top rope as strawberry steve comes flying off the top with a Dragonrana! Right into a pinfall!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE———-

Gavin Kirkland: Kickout by the Woogieman! He won’t let his Big Boogie Bhampionship get away from him that easily!

(The Woogieman is shown eating his steroid protein bar in the ring. Suddenly he clenches his teeth and screams as his muscles begin to bulge. A strange emanating aura of power begins to appear around The Woogieman as he starts to scream loudly shattering several monitors around the arena.)

Deadprez: HOLY SHIT! THIS POWER! I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE WOOGIEMAN THIS STRONG BEFORE! HE HAS TRULY ASCENDED TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

Eve: The Woogieman now lifting up strawberry steve with one arm! He tosses steve back as he goes flying over the top rope and crashes head first inside one of the monitors at ringside! Woogie leaps over the top rope landing gently on the floor on the outside as both feet barely make a noise such is his agility. Woogie does a handspring over the barrier at ringside and takes strawberry steve down with a Hurricanrana in the crowd sending steve right into yet another monitor. Woogie grabs the skull of steve and begins to bash it into the monitor which begins to cycle into different fans logging in to watch the show.

(The monitor displays a fat neckbeard complaining about how this match is not taking place in the Tokyo Dome and therefore can only be rated 4 stars at most.)

Gavin Kirkland: Woogieman bashes strawberry steve’s head into the monitor with both hands!

(The monitor displays a cam girl wearing makeup to give her eyes that look like something out of an anime. She giggles cutely before displaying an advertisement for her bath water which costs only $699/month as a subscription service!)

Eve: The Woogieman with a Spinning Heel Kick sending strawberry steve’s face right back into the monitor once again!

(The monitor displays an Applebees commercial warning customers not to go to Applebees if they care about their health.)

Deadprez: The Woogieman drives strawberry steve all the way through the monitor with a Spear.

Referee: Nah. I should have counted both of you motherfuckers out a long ass time ago. I am real lenient n shit. A good guy you could say. Worthy of a raise. Now get yo bitch asses in this ring this instant.

(The Woogieman and strawberry steve rub their hair shamefully as they slowly lumber back into the ring. The referee is shown angrily standing in the ring with his hands on his hips as Woogie and Steve slowly make their way back to the ring.)

Referee: All right now steve. Go pick a belt.

(strawberry steve is shown picking a belt from ringside and hands it to the referee.)

Referee: I hate that I have to do this to you Steve. But you have to learn.

Eve: The referee now whipping the hell out of strawberry steve! He is taking him to school! Beating the shit out of this man!

Deadprez: Wait no! Woogieman just blocked the strap!

Referee: Oh you want some too huh?

Gavin Kirkland: But The Woog drops the referee with a Spinebuster! Holy shit Woogie is out of control attacking the officials!

Deadprez: Disqualify this man!

Eve: But there is no referee to disqualify him!

Gavin Kirkland: Watch out! Strawberry Steve has a handful of strawberries! He begins to throw them at The Woogieman!

BOOM!!!

Deadprez: The strawberries are explosive! They begin to detonate as they make contact with The Woogieman’s skin creating small explosions! Steve looks bored as he flicks a few more explosive strawberries at his opponent as they begin to boom and pop leaving large patches of burnt skin and blood each time they explode on the Woog.

The Woog: You think that bombs can stop the Woog? You are dealing with the Big Boogie Bhampionship and my boogie will not be stopped by the likes of you.

strawberry steve: *yawns*

Eve: But he reaches both hands into his jean pockets… He pulls out a barb wire covered strawberry as he throws it right in The Woog’s mouth as The Woog had been talking smack!

Gavin Kirkland: The Woogieman keels over in pain as he has swallowed that barbed wire strawberry and it is clearly slicing up his insides! Holy shit that is going to feel horrible in the bathroom later on tonight! This man strawberry steve is a complete monster! How could you do that to The People’s Champion The Woog?

Deadprez: The Woogieman however reaches into his mouth and forces his hand down his throat. What the hell is he doing?

Eve: HE HAS IT! THE WOOG HAS PULLED THE BARBED WIRE STRAWBERRY OUT! HOW THE HELL! HE THROWS IT AT STEVE!

(Another referee slides into the ring.)

Gavin Kirkland: But the referee picked a bad time to slide into the ring as the barbed wire strawberry collides right with his forehead! The referee falls over screaming as he pulls the barbed wire strawberry out of his skin.)

The Woog: The Woog apologizes for that.

Eve: The referee now throwing the barbed wire strawberry out of the ring as he screams at The Woogieman that he is going to disqualify him! No don’t end the match this way!

Virtual Crowd: LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT!

Gavin Kirkland: WAIT OUT OF NOWHERE! AS THE WOOGIEMAN WAS ARGUING WITH THE REF! strawberry steve JUST CAME IN WITH THE STRAWD-RIDER!!! THE COVER!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: Here is your winner…. And the NEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW BIG BOOGIE BHAMPION… STRAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWBERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYY STEVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

(“Escape” by Rupert Holmes hits as the referee hands the BBB Bhampionship to strawberry steve who looks like he doesn’t care at all. He just drops the title on the ground as he rolls out of the ring. He reaches under the apron and pulls out another bowl of strawberry ice cream. He grabs a spoon and begins to eat it as he walks up the ramp and backstage. However, the referee grabs the title and chases after him strapping it around his shoulder forcing steve to reluctantly take the gold.)

Gavin Kirkland: BAH GAWD ALMIGHTY! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! WE HAVE WITNESSED HISTORY! STRAWBERRYMANIA IS RUNNING WILD!

Eve: The boyhood dream has come true for strawberry steve!

Deadprez: Well I am not sure that he actually dreamed of winning that title. It didn’t seem like he cared about it at all. The only reason he even wrestled at all in this match was because The Woogieman stopped him from eating ice cream.

Gavin Kirkland: I don’t know what the hell kind of match you were watching Deadprez but that was a 10 star match. Better than anything I’ve ever seen in the Tokyo Dome. This is just another night where EAW proves it is the best wrestling promotion on the planet.

Eve: CAN ANYONE UNTHRONE THE NEW BIG BERRY BHAMPION?

(The camera cuts to a commercial announcing that President Trump has been banned from the EAW Network.)

(The scene pans to Dr. Bethany Blue backstage with Alexis Chambers, stretching and strategizing for their match. The audio fails to pick up on what’s the strategy, but you can tell that both of them are quite focused about their respective matches later tonight. Bethany nods as Alexis is speaking, but stops when she points at someone standing behind Bethany. Bethany turns around and notices that it’s Ryan Wilson, Showdown General Manager, looking in front of her. Ryan has an apologetic look on his face, but the Maidens look quite skeptical on what he is going to say.)

Ryan Wilson: Bethany, I wasn’t sure what was going to be the appropriate time to come to you about this. I tried calling your office a few times last week, but it said that you were busy with another patient, so I decided just to talk to you right now.

Dr. Bethany Blue: I’m all ears, Mr. Wilson.

Ryan Wilson: Now, I know how all of this looks, but I just wanted to explain that I had all of these matches set on stone after Road to Redemption ended. I had them submitted to the Board of Directors and there was no way for me to edit the matches and resubmit it. Thus, it’s the reason why this match is obligated to take place. It’s the King of Elite tournament and I wanted to pin some of the best Elitists on Showdown against each other and Bethany, there was a part of me that has been dying to step into the ring against you. Despite how this match goes, I will still hold you in high regard. You know how much I respect your medical expertise and you’ve helped with making Showdown as healthy as possible. You were one of the people that I wanted in my Territorial Invasion team because I believe in you, Bethany. If that doesn’t speak on how much I hold you in high regard, I’m not sure what will. But, I wanted to come out here to apologize for Ronan’s behavior last week. I don’t condone on what Ronan said to any of you, but Ronan has a big mouth at times and sometimes, I find myself getting carried away by his antics and that’s unprofessional of me to not try harder to put a leash on him —

Dr. Bethany Blue: This all seems like a load of bullsugar, Mr. Wilson. I think that me and Alexis are being used at the moment. Do you see us as pawns in your little game? Do you see us as nothing more than cannon fodders who are just here to elevate you and NOW, Ronan? After all me and Alexis did for you to save your job and have you regime live on? Is this what we get?

Alexis Chambers: Not just that, but this isn’t the first time that you were ‘unprofessional’ and condoned to any bullshit? Must I remind you of last season? You didn’t have my back when it came to being screwed out of an opportunity for the Specialists Championship. Instead of reprimanding Bethany, you instead kissed her ass —

Dr. Bethany Blue: Lexi, I’ve apologized multiple times for that incident, but looking from it from an outsider’s perspective, I agree with you. What he did last season to you isn’t something that you easily forget. You really did feel robbed of your opportunity. You felt angry that justice wasn’t being served and it was because of Mr. Wilson over here. Not only that, but you felt like you were done dirty thanks to your association with that ugly bee-itch Jake Smith. You found yourself constantly getting the short end of the stick with things and it wasn’t fair to you. Your reasons for hating him are just a few of the examples of when you need him the most, your boss doesn’t have your back. 

Ryan Wilson: As for Alexis, it seems like she’s just holding some bitterness towards me and is looking to point the finger at anyone besides herself. As for you, Doc; you know that I’ve always had your back, Bethany. Despite everything that’s gone on with you, I have been your biggest supporter. I have always been the person that’s rooted for you to succeed and get what you want. When I move on to the next round, I will still take care of you, Doc. I will assure you that you will have a spot in the King of Elite card and you will not have your momentum decrease. 

Dr. Bethany Blue: What about Lexi?

(Ryan Wilson looks at Alexis Chambers, almost like debating on whether he cares enough to have her back as well.)

Ryan Wilson: Yeah, her too, I guess. 

Alexis Chambers: Excuse me?

(Alexis Chambers looks more than ready to bash Ryan Wilson’s head against the wall, but Dr. Bethany Blue holds her back.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Mr. Wilson, I don’t condone any respect to Alexis. It’s either you have both of our backs or none at all, but there’s not going to be much concern about that because it’s going to be us who advances to the next round of the tournament. We can vow on it. Come on, Lexi.

(Dr. Bethany Blue escorts Alexis Chambers away from Ryan Wilson, leaving the General Manager to realize that the conversation did not go well.)

(The camera then pans to the ring.)

(The lovely Gina Romano stands in the middle of the ring where she’s ready to announce the competitors for our next set of action.)

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

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Gina Romano: And the winner of this match will advance round one in the King of Elite tournament!

(‘The Only Thing They Fear is YOU’ from Mick Gordon blasts throughout the World 1 to a chorus of boos as our Showdown General Manager steps out from the curtain ready to compete.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first! Hailing from Montréal, Québec, Canada, weighing in at 220 pounds…HE IS OUR CURRENT SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER…RYAN WILSON!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Here comes our highly esteemed general manager! And while I love myself some Bethany Blue :mjlit:, I wouldn’t be opposed to Ryan Wilson toppling her here and going on to become our 2020 King of Elite. I mean, Ryan Wilson has already shown he knows how to rule when it comes to his general manager spot on Showdown.

Eve: Last thing I’m tryna do is bad mouth our general manager but he’s also shown he isn’t exactly the fairest at times when it comes to that General manager position. But I’m not gonna take anything away from him, Ryan Wilson is a great competitor despite the setbacks he may suffer from time to time and there are people who can forget that. Tonight can be the perfect reminder for those who forgot.

Deadprez: Yep, and you have to think how perfect it would be for Chained Fury if they were to both win their KOE qualifying matches tonight. This would be a major bounce back from Road to Redemption! Although, you also need to keep in the back of your mind that these two could come to blows over becoming King of Elite. We’ve seen many tag teams crumble over opportunities like this and judging by the teams history with each other, who knows if it would take a lot for the team to crumble?

(Wilson crouches in his corner in wait for his opponent as “The Only Thing They Fear is YOU” fades out and transitions over to “Blue Monday” by Orgy which plays to somewhat of a mixed reaction judging by who’s she’s going up against but the virtual fans lean more to boos as Doctor Bethany Blue makes her way out from the curtain.)

Gina Romano: And his opponent! Currently residing in Boca Raton, Florida, weighing in at 125 pounds…DOCTOR BETHANY BLUE!!

Gavin Kirkland: The doctor is in and I’m ready for a check up! :mjlit:

Eve: :wtf: Ignoring this bozo sitting next to me, here comes Doctor Bethany Blue! Someone who’s been referred to as “The Plague Doctor” by Ryan Wilson who is certainly taking notice of this new attitude on display by Bethany Blue.

Deadprez: New attitude is an understatement, and Ryan may be on to something with this whole Plague Doctor thing. To want Bethany is a new woman after that match with Kassidy Heart is a severe understatement. I don’t wanna question Bethany’s stability but she certainly seems to be showing signs of coming apart the seams.

(Bethany makes her way inside the ring and takes off her entrance gear as her and Ryan stare at each other from across the ring before the ref signals the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: Here we go, Bethany Blue versus Ryan Wilson! We know these two are carrying some form of respect for other especially after their short lived team up for Territorial Invasion but tonight isn’t about respect, tonight is about advancing in the King of Elite and earning a major opportunity. And we start things off with both competitors locking up, but Ryan gets the advantage early with a headlock here! The doctor looks for an escape and attempts to send Wilson off the ropes but Ryan has other plans and drops down to one knee with the headlock still cinched in! Smart by the general manager who immediately just halts any momentum Bethany Blue was tryna get there.

Deadprez: Bethany still looking for a way out of this with some shots to the ribs of Ryan Wilson who’s grip seems to weaken a bit. Now Bethany takes this opportunity to attempt a back Suplex on Ryan Wilson who once again is able to halt Bethany Blue’s offense and brings her down to the mat with the side headlock this time. This match so far has just been Ryan Wilson attempting to wear down Bethany Blue who’s fighting out of this thing with knees to the back of Ryan. Bethany finally gets the upper hand by bringing her legs around the head and neck area of Ryan for a headscissors!

Gavin Kirkland: The things I’d do to be in Mr. Wilson’s spot right now….

Deadprez: :kyrie: Now Ryan turns to all fours in an attempt to escape the headscissors but Bethany tags him with some shots to the back. Ryan still pushes through, however, turns the headscissors into a jackknife cover! COULD THIS BE IT?!

ONNNEEEEE-

Gavin Kirkland: BETHANY BLUE IMMEDIATELY KICKS OUT AND BOTH COMPETITORS SPRING BACK TO THEIR FEET! And these two lock up again, Ryan Wilson again getting the upper hand and backing Bethany Blue into the corner. Could we be looking at a knife edge chop here from Ryan? NO! Bethany Blue ducks under and pushes Ryan into the corner! AND BETHANY WITH A KNIFE EDGE CHOP THAT ECHOES THROUGHOUT THE ARENA! AND ANOTHER!

Eve: Bethany now whips Ryan into the corner across! BETHANY CHARGES IN- RYAN GETS THE BOOT UP! NOW IT’S RYAN’S WHO’S RUNNING AT BETHANY, BUT HE GETS CAUGHT TOO WITH A FOREARM FROM THE DOC THAT SENDS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE! Ryan certainly wasn’t expecting that one and you can see him clutching at his jaw, checking on if Bethany Blue caused a few teeth to fly out. But here comes Bethany to bounce the face of Ryan Wilson off the apron! And we better look out cause here they come over to our commentary desk with Bethany dragging a dazed Ryan! AND RYAN GOES BOUNCING FACE FIRST OFF OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE!

Deadprez: But both Bethany and Ryan need to be aware of that count by the ref who’s currently at five. Our general manager slides back in the ring momentarily but Bethany Blue brings him back out subsequently restarting the ref’s count. Blue is just whaling on Ryan Wilson now, and sends him into the steps! …BUT, WAIT! Wilson managed to stop himself before impact, HERE COMES THE DOC CHARGING IN THOUGH! BUT WILSON SIDESTEPS! BETHANY BLUE GOES CRASHING RIGHT INTO THOSE STEEL STEPS! Ever the opportunist, Ryan quickly gets Bethany back in the ring for a cover!

ONNNNEEEEEEE!

TW-

Gavin Kirkland: BETHANY GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Ryan thought he had a win right there and just mounts Bethany with punch after punch! Ryan Wilson matching the same aggressiveness with Bethany Blue here. And that’s what you gotta do if you wanna think about advancing in this tournament. Bethany finally pushing Wilson off of her…OH! WILSON BRINGS BETHANY BACK DOWN WITH A NORTHERN LARIAT WHILE BETHANY WAS ATTEMPTING TO MOUNT A VERTICAL BASE! Bethany clutches at the back of her head as she rolls over to the corner. Ryan in hot pursuit, and repeatedly stomps down on Bethany! Ryan is unrelenting and the ref is gonna have to get in here to separate this by pulling Ryan off of Bethany. Ryan follows ref’s order but again is right back on Bethany by pulling her to the middle of the ring! SNAP SUPLEX BY RYAN PLANTS BETHANY DOWN!

Eve: You can tell Ryan is feeling himself in this very moment as he has Bethany right where he wants her. Now the rear chinlock is applied by Ryan but not before cracking Bethany in the head with more punches. Say what you want about the man, you can’t deny that Ryan came in here with a gameplan of sorts and he’s been executing it tremendously since the bell rung. Bethany is making her way back up. Ryan attempts to shut down Bethany with some well placed knees to the midsection! Bethany whipped off the ropes! CORKSCREW ELBOW! BETHANY RESPONDS WITH A CORKSCREW ELBOW! Ryan is back up! ANOTHER CORKSCREW ELBOW!

Deadprez: RYAN RUNS INTO A FALLAWAY SLAM BY THE DOCTOR! IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF STRENGTH BY BETHANY BLUE! COVER BY BETHANY!

ONNNEEEEEE!!

TWWWOO-

Deadprez: RYAN GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Bethany with an impressive string of moves there and looks to keep putting the pressure on Ryan Wilson who’s attempting to use those ropes to back to his feet! HERE COMES BETHANY NOW WHO CRACKS RYAN IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH THE RUNNING KNEE LIFT! RYAN GETS TAKEN TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND BETHANY HOOKS HIM UP FOR A FISHERMAN SUPLEX! BUT RYAN SHOWS SOME RESISTANCE WITH SHOTS TO THE BODY THAT STAGGER BETHANY BLUE! AND BETHANY RUNS RIGHT INTO A SIDEWALK SLAM BY RYAN! RYAN COMES OFF THE ROPES AND LEAPS IN THE AIR FOR A KNEE DROP- BUT BETHANY BLUE REMAINING TWO STEPS AHEAD MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! Ryan’s knee gets driven into that canvas and he can do nothing but clutch at it as he gets back to his feet! BUT BETHANY BLUE WITH A CHOP BLACK TO THE BACK OF SAID KNEE!

Eve: Bethany saw an opportunity and she took it! RYAN GETS HOISTED UP..FISHERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS THIS TIME! Surprisingly, Bethany isn’t looking for a pin though and instead opts to climb her way to the top rope. Ryan has no idea what’s in store as Bethany waits for him to get back to his feet. He may not wanna turn around…MISSILE DROPKICK FROM BETHANY THAT DAMN NEAR KNOCKS THE HEAD OF RYAN CLEAN OFF!! Bethany is now gonna go for the cover!

ONNNEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWOOOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: OUR GENERAL MANAGER STAYS IN THIS THING, WOOO!! But you can see the frustration wash over the face of Bethany Blue who could’ve for sure thought she had that one there especially with the extra exclamation point with that missile dropkick! But it’s back to the drawing board for Bethany Blue who seems to be sizing Ryan up for the same thing Ronan Malosi felt last week in the form of a TJD. If that missile dropkick didn’t do the trick, this may very well. Bethany goes in for the kill…TJD!!! …NO!! RYAN WILSON CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK OF HIS OWN TO HIS OWN TO BETHANY THAT TURNS HER AROUND! RYAN EITH ANOTHER SUPERKICK TO BETHANY BUT THIS TIME TO THE BACK OF HEAD!

Eve: Bethany goes bumbling right onto the middle rope! Ryan has that devious look in his eye that we’ve all come to know in seeing that the doctor is draped on the middle rope. What could be in store for Bethany? RYAN INCOMING WITH THE 514!! TIGER FEINT KICK CONNECTS, BUT WAIT! IT SEEMS I SPOKE TO SOON CAUSE BETHANY WAS ABLE TO DUCK UNDER AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE BEFORE THE LEGS OF RYAN COULD SWING INTO HER FACE! Ryan thought he had the answer, but Bethany changes the culture with a forearm smash that knocks Ryan off the apron and right in front of our commentary desk! Bethany Blue looks to climb the top turnbuckle again. BETHANY COMES FLYING DOWN AT RYAN, BUT RYAN SIDESTEPS AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE CAUSING BETHANY TO HIT FACE FIRST INTO OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE!

Deadprez: Hence why a move like that is considered high risk and high reward. Ryan knew exactly that and lured Bethany in to make a mistake and she made a grave one there. I don’t think Bethany Blue has even moved since coming down like that on our announce table. Ryan takes full advantage of this and scrapes Bethany off the ground to toss her into the ring and Ryan follows shortly after. AND THE GROGGY DOCTOR IS MET WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH BY RYAN WILSON THAT DROPS HER LIKE A BAG OF BRICKS! THIS IS GONNA BE IT, RYAN HAS THE WIN IN THE BAG! THE COVER IS MADE!

ONNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWOOOOOOOOOO

THRRRREEEEEE-

Eve: KICKOUT FROM BETHANY BLUE!

(Ryan grabs at his head in complete shock after Bethany’s kickout and pleads with the ref that it was three count, but the ref reaffirms Bethany kicked out before the count.)

Eve: Ryan just seems to be in just absolute shock after that kickout by Bethany. Understandably so, imagine your one of your best shots at someone for them to kickout. But Ryan is doing his best to pull it together, he realizes he has Bethany Blue close to being beat here. He lifts her up by the chin and if Ryan connects with what I think he’s gonna connect with, this one is for sure going to be over. CHAOS THEORY!! LOOK AT BETHANY, LAST MINUTE SHOVING RYAN OFF! TJD!!! SUPERKICK CONNECTS SQUARE ON THE JAW OF RYAN WILSON!!! Ryan Wilson falls out of the ring through the middle ropes, though, much to the annoyance of Bethany Blue who proceeds to pursue Ryan on the outside. But…where is Ryan?

Gavin Kirkland: Seems like Bethany Blue is wondering that same question as she continues to look around, I don’t think we had any cameras catch where Ryan went after falling out of the ring. …THERE HE IS! RYAN JUST CAME OUT FROM UNDER THE RING AND IS JUST PUMMELING THE DOCTOR AFTER AMBUSHING HER FROM BEHIND!! RYAN WITH BLOW AFTER BLOW TO THE BACK OF BETHANY’S HEAD WHOS DOING HER BEST TO COVER UP BEFORE BEING GRABBED AND CHUCKED INTO THE BARRICADE! RYAN GRABS BETHANY AGAIN AND- LOOK OUT!!! :krabs:

(The commentators all jump up from their seats as Ryan Wilson whips Bethany Blue over the announcers table before grabbing her and taking her back into the ring as the commentators regain their former seating.)

Deadprez: Coulda given us a little heads up first before pulling something like that. :wow: But meanwhile in the ring, SPEAR BY RYAN WILSON THAT DAMN NEAR BREAKS BETHANY IN HALF! Now Ryan is gonna look to finish this right here, Bethany Blue is lifeless at this point, barely getting back up to her feet. Ryan is damn near salivating at the mouth like a predator’s who found their prey or like me when I got myself a juicy steak. :mjgrin:

Eve: True, but I don’t think Ryan is taking notice of what Bethany is doing with her back turned to him while tryna get to her feet. She’s sliding on that glove that’s usually a precursor to that mandible claw submission move of hers. But is she gonna be able to hit it? RYAN WITH A WAVE OF MOMENTUM…BETHANY CATCHES HIM WITH THE “SAY AHHHHH” SUBMISSION MANEUVER! RYAN IS IN DEEP TROUBLE! BETHANY HAS RYAN WILSON TRAPPED!

Gavin Kirkland: MAYBE NOT! RYAN WILSON WITH A RESOURCEFUL KICK TO THE MIDSECTION OF BETHANY THAT CAUSES HER TO RELEASE IT AS SHE DOUBLES OVER FOR A SPLIT SECOND! RYAN CLOSES IN NOW FOR CHAOS THEORY!!! …SHE CAUGHT HIM, RYAN GOT CAUGHT MID JUMP FOR THE CHAOS THEORY IN THE “SAY AHHHH” SUBMISSION MANUEVER AGAIN AND CAN DO NOTHING AS THE DOC HAS HIM DOWN ON THE MAT!

Deadprez: RYAN’S PUNCHING AND KICKING DOESN’T LAST FOR LONG AS HE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO PASS OUT AND FALL VICTIM TO THE MANDIBLE CLAW OF BETHANY BLUE! 

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Blue Monday” by Orgy plays once again throughout the World 1 Arena to mixed reaction from fans as Bethany Blue gets her hand raised in victory after the match.)

Gina Romano: HERE’S YOUR WINNER…DOCTOR BETHANY BLUE!!

Eve: To say that was a hard fought match would be a severe understatement, both competitors truly brought it in this matchup and both competitors bringing out absolutely everything in their arsenal to come out victorious.

Deadprez: But the main takeaway from this match is Bethany Blue advancing into round two of the King of Elite tournament where she’ll meet either Consuela Rose Ava or Kassidy Heart in the next round.

Gavin Kirkland: Can you imagine how hot Bethany is gonna look with that crown on her head? :shaq:

(Bethany Blue celebrates her victory in ring before from behind-)

Eve: FROM BEHIND! IT’S RONAN MALOSI!! RONAN JUST BLINDSIDES BETHANY BLUE AND HE’S REIGNING DOWN PUNCH AFTER PUNCH OVER BETHANY BLUE AND THERE’S RYAN WILSON WHO’S JOINING IN ON THE FUN!! BOTH THESE COMPETITORS JUST 2-ON-1’ING BETHANY BLUE!

Deadprez: THERE’S ALEXIS CHAMBERS RUSHING DOWN TO MAKE THE SAVE FOR HER PARTNER! BUT THE DAMAGE IS ALREADY DONE AS RONAN AND RYAN BOTH HURRY OUT OF THE RING!

Ronan Malosi: Don’t worry, Alexis! I’ll deal with you later! :mjgrin:

Eve: Doc moves on to the next round to face Consuela Rose Ava next week, but you gotta wonder if anything’s going to happen with Drake and his movement. He’s made good on his promise to meddle in the tournament, as we saw last night on Dynasty. :lupe:

(The camera pans to show Ryan and Ronan heading to the back as Alexis Chambers tends to her hurt partner as we fade to black.)

(A commercial promoting Harper Lee’s new Twitch channel, featuring Chained Fury trying to report it and take it down.)

(The camera opens back to the commentary table.)

Eve: Ladies and gentlemen, last week, Andrea Valentine was settling the score with her rival Harlow Reichert, and in the middle of the match, she hurt her ankle in the process. It worsened over time. And after the match, a returning Xavier Williams placed her ankle between the chair and stomped on it from the top rope. 

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry:

Eve: Andrea had to be helped to a local medical facility, and–

Gavin Kirkland: HER ANKLE WAS COMPLETELY SHATTERED! :kellycry: 

Deadprez: Yes, and–

Gavin Kirkland: SHE’S GONNA BE OUT INDEFINITELY! :sob:

Eve:….Yes. Enough Gavin! She has been medically cleared, and won’t be for quite a bit. We would like to wish Andrea the speediest recovery. 

(Gavin once again flashes his #GetWellSoonAndrea t-shirt at the camera, before the camera pans over to the ring.)

(The scene pans back to ringside with Kyra Phillips inside the ring with a microphone in her hand.)

Kyra Phillips: 2021 started with a bang on last week’s edition of Showdown where newly crowned Interwire Champion, Justin Windgate teamed with newly crowned Answers World Champion, Jack Ripley to face Jon Kelton and Bronson Daniels. Towards the closing parts of the match, we saw Kid Ohio superkick Justin and take him out of the equation, making it easier for Bronson and Jon to win the match. Right now, I am going to bring out the man who may have a word or two to say about the actions of last week. Ladies and gentlemen, Justin Windgate! 

(“Smoke and Drive” by Machine Gun Kelly plays through the speakers as the virtual crowd gives a loud and nice pop to Justin Windgate, who is out in his casual street clothes. The Interwire Championship is resting nicely on his left shoulder as he makes his way down the ramp.)

Eve: It seems like we’re going to hear from Justin Windgate. He managed to end Consuela Rose Ava’s reign in the mid-card scene at Road to Redemption, but he has some pretty big shoes to fill now as he’s the champion. From the actions of Kid Ohio last week, it just proves that Justin needs to keep his head on as swivel because it’s going to introduce him to a bunch of people who want that title he has.

Deadprez: Justin is not going to allow for someone to cost him matches or make a name for himself at the expense of him. Justin is the champion and he may or may not be ready for the smoke that comes with being a champion, but he’s not going to allow some rookie to embarrass him.

Gavin Kirkland: Justin smells like weed from here. Someone needs to tell this man to shower before coming out here. 🤮

(“Smoke and Drive” fades as Justin Windgate is in the ring with Kyra Phillips. The virtual crowd is giving some love to Justin as he seems to eat it up with a huge grin on his face.)

Kyra Phillips: I just want to say before we move on with the rest of this interview – Congratulations on becoming Interwire Champion! I can’t imagine what you are probably feeling at the moment, but what we gotta know is how being the Interwire Champion means to you?

Justin Windgate: Kyra, I’ve always had this lust for success. I didn’t want for the New Breed Championship to be my glass ceiling in EAW. I knew that I was always destined for success. Hell, Xavier Williams said that I was destined to be a World Champion and the Interwire Championship is a step in the right direction. Being champion is all I could have hoped to be. To conclude 2020 on top of the mid-card scene is amazing and if it wasn’t for my drive and lust for success, it would be the former champion, who will be making that step to solidifying her name in the history books. Consuela Rose Ava was an amazing champion and elevated the belt to the best of her abilities, but I pointed out to everyone that I wasn’t going to sit around and wait for my moment. I was going to take the moment and it wasn’t for the fans or people in the back, it was for myself. Now as champion, I’m here to take the championship higher than my buddy, Mike Flowers. I want to continue the mission to add more prestige and make the Interwire Championship one of the most sought out championships in this company. 

Kyra Phillips: With the 2021 already here, what are you hoping to accomplish this year?

Justin Windgate: If you’re expecting another one of those cliche “New Year, New Me” speeches, then, you’re out of luck because I’ve seen plenty wrestlers during my time in the company making false promises and vowing that things are going to be different from last year. Most of the time, it’s just a new year, but the same ole shit from them. You’re not going to get that from me. The goals from this year are the exact same from last year and that’s I’m going to push myself to be greater than the year before. Just because I’m a champion, doesn’t mean that I am going to just six back, relax and wait for the contenders to come to me. Oh no, I am here to state that it doesn’t matter the level of talent I face, but I’m more than ready for the smoke. I am ready for whatever people are gonna throw at me. I know that as champion, people are going to be looking to step up and prove that they got what it takes to take this championship away from me. All of these new names coming into the company and each one of them are talented, but they don’t hold a candle to me. They aren’t going to use me to make a name for themselves because I’m not ready to let go of this championship just yet. I want for this reign to go down as one of the best. I want for this reign to be as memorable as it possibly can. I’m here to redeem myself and prove that I am making the strides to be greater than my last run. I am also making the strides to make sure it is better than my New Breed Championship reign. 

Kyra Phillips: You mentioned that all these new names coming into the company and people looking forward to stepping up to you? We saw that last week on Showdown with Kid Ohio making his presence felt during your match. What are your thoughts about all of that?

Justin Windgate: Let’s just say that Kid Ohio didn’t need to go through all of that to get my attention. If that was his goal and he wanted to get my attention, he has it now. I guess that’s what I meant with people looking to step up and in a way, it’s nice to see that I was barely Interwire Champion for one Showdown and I got men like Kid Ohio looking to get my attention. He has my attention and it’s not a good thing, Kyra. For a rookie in this company, he made the greatest mistake by targeting me and trying to one up me. He needed to blindside me in order to one up me and as much as I admire him for being smart and strategic, I’m not the best person to do that with. I would have been more than okay if he were to personally go to me if he wanted a title match because I’m always looking to face anyone here. Instead of getting a title match, he wanted smoke from me? No one is ready for the smoke that I gotta offer, but Kid Ohio is still new and he has a TON of things to learn, but to think that he can compare to me inside the ring? I got more experience than him. I’m more accomplished than him and inside the squared circle, I am that much better than him and I have no problem with proving that to him. May, I have the microphone, Kyra.

(Kyra Philips hands Justin Windgate the microphone and takes that as her cue to leave the ring. Justin looks towards the ramp and looks to send a message to Kid Ohio.)

Justin Windgate: Kid Ohio, I dare you to come here to this ring and meet me face-to-face. I like to see you try to pull what you did last week. Come on now, don’t be shy.

(No answer from Kid Ohio.)

Justin Windgate: Well, just like I expected, no answer from him. Maybe, I need to make things a bit interesting. If I want for Kid Ohio to grow a set and confront me in this ring, I will offer to put my Interwire Championship on the line against him at King of Elite. Is that enough to bring you out, Kid?

(Once again, no answer from Kid Ohio.) 

Justin Windgate: Such a shame, a once in a lifetime opportunity and no answer from him —

Gavin Kirkland: FROM BEHIND! THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION IS TAKEN TO THE GROUND! 

Eve: THAT’S KID OHIO! KID OHIO JUST TACKLED JUSTIN WINDGATE TO THE GROUND! NOW, HE IS PUMMELING THE HELL OUT OF THE CHAMPION!!!

Deadprez: IT SEEMS LIKE JUSTIN WINDGATE IS A BIT MORE READY AS HE MANAGES TO ROLL HIMSELF ON TOP OF KID OHIO AND DELIVERS A FEW PUNCHES OF HIS OWN! BUT, KID MANAGES TO GET AWAY FROM JUSTIN AS HE GETS TO HIS FEET! JUSTIN SLOWLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AS —

Gavin Kirkland: THE PICTURE PERFECT KICK! THE SUPERKICK TO JUSTIN WINDGATE AS HE’S TAKEN DOWN! 

(Kid Ohio looks down on Justin Windgate, who seems completely out of it due to the Picture Perfect Kick. Kid Ohio grabs the microphone that Justin Windgate previously held and dropped when he attacked. He looks down to Justin.)

Kid Ohio: I accept.

(He drops the microphone as he exits the ring. He walks backwards up the ramp. His eyes remaining on Justin Windgate who is scrambling himself to a seated position. He is clutching onto his Interwire Championship as he glares back at his opponent at King of Elite.)

Eve: The Interwire Championship match at King of Elite is set. I just got word from Showdown Consultant, Alissa Brady that this match is good to go! This is an interesting match up and it should be fun to see how Kid Ohio steps up to the plate.

Deadprez: This match could possibly steal the show! I’m actually excited for this one! 

(Commercial advertising King Of Elite, but it gets hijacked by Drake King as he sprays over the logo. #BoycottKOE.)

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

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!! 

( ‘We Appreciate Power’ by Grimes plays over the sound system of World 1 Theatre as the former Interwire Champion makes her way to the ring with a look of pure confidence on her face. )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Frias, Spain but living in Los Angeles, California! Weighing in at 120 pounds! She is The Soul of Showdown! CONSUELA… ROSEEE A-VAAAAAAAA!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Hot on the heels of a Tournament win last week she will be looking to gather momentum with a win tonight. 

Deadprez: Victory tonight would put the round two participants of the Tournament on notice, showing that she is not going to slow down. 

( ‘All I Know’ by Da Real Gee Money plays next over the sound system of World 1 Theatre as the Anti-Hero makes her way to the ring. He is followed by three men, one stands by him while two others shortly behind. ) 

Gina Romano: ANNNND HER OPPONENT! From Brooklyn, New York! Accompanied to the ring by his brother Rashaad and two associates! He is THE THUG! HE IS BASHAAAAR JACK-SOOOOOOOOON!!

Gavin Kirkland: I didn’t know this was going to be a handicap match! 

Deadprez: There is strength in numbers however Bashar should try to win this battle on his own. I would like to have a clean fight, but we’ll have to see.

( Ding! Ding! Ding! ) 

Eve: And this match is officially underway! Uh oh, you spoke of potential interference a moment ago Gavin, Rashaad is foul-mouthing the Perfectionist who just stands there looking down on him almost looking amused. Bashar is right behind her waiting for her to turn around and as she does Bashar got a kick to the midsection of the former Interwire Champion! She is leaned forward! The Thug goes to the ropes he calls for the Chopped Cheese scissor kick! BUT CONSUELA GETS UP JUST AS JACKSON IS ABOVE HER!! HE IS ON HER SHOULDERS!! THE LEMON PLEDGE CONNECTS!! BASHAR IS DOWN AND OUT!! CONSUELA WITH THE COVER!! 

Referee: ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: JUST LIKE THAT!!! 

( DING! DING!! DING!!! ) 

( ‘We Appreciate Power’ by Grimes plays over the sound system of World 1 Theatre as Consuela gets to a vertical base and the official takes her arm to raise it up in victory. ) 

Gina Romano: The winner of this bout! The Soul Of Showdown! CONSUELA… ROSEEE….AAAAAAAVAAAAAAA!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: That was a statement right there!! 

Deadprez: WOAH! What a way to take care of her opposition tonight!!! That Pledge came out of nowhere! I think she never pulled it off this way before!! 

Gavin: That only tells you one thing: She is ready for Round Two of the King of Elite Tournament against Dr. Bethany Blue! Whoever will be in her way next better bring his or her A-game because this Ava is all business!!! 

(The camera pans backstage to James Ranger sitting in an unknown location.)

James Ranger: What’s next for me? Quite simple, what’s next is to finally break out of that funk I’ve been in. People have told me I should be proud of myself considering where I was a year ago, and even my wife tries to tell me that, but I just ain’t satisfied. My win at Reasonable Doubt truly changed my confidence. I have went toe to toe with the likes of Consuela Rose Ava, Chris Elite, and even Kassidy Heart last week. I came within inches of winning all three of those matches, but I still didn’t get the job done. I know if I want to legitimize myself, I have to do what it takes in order to pull out those victories. I knew I could beat all three of them, but the ball just never bounced my way. 

James Ranger: I knew when I came back last year, this was going to be an uphill challenge, Nobody believed in me except my wife, and she’s the only person I need. 2020 was a roller coaster year for me, but my only focus now that I am out of the King Of Elite tournament, is to approach my next challenge, and build from there. I know I can hang with superstars as I’ve proven the past month, but as I’ve said, I’m not satisfied with it. I want victories, and I crave victories. My eye is the top of the Showdown brand, and the sky is the limit for somebody like me who’s shown his worth.I still have so much to prove and I am ready to tackle this year collecting victories, and winning my first championship as I continue to prove everybody wrong and climb up the ranks. 

(James stands in front of the camera and interlocks his fingers as he looks into the camera.)

James Ranger: I’m not wasting any time. I want a fight, and I want a challenge, NEXT WEEK! I look forward to whoever wants to step up to the fight as I claim my first victory into the new year and kick off the year of James Ranger! 

(The scene then goes dark, before fading into a commercial break.)

(A commercial for the Elite Answers Wrestling cooking book, starring Jake Smith and his signature microwavable food.)

(The scene pans to Lucas Johnson as he’s watching Showdown from a lounge. He seems to have a serious look on his face. He’s in a pissed off mood due to losing in the first-round of the King of Elite tournament to Consuela Rose Ava. To say that Lucas is in a runt, would be an understatement because it’s unclear with where his direction is going to take him next. Lucas looks at the monitor for a bit longer until Albert Hitchman comes into the camera frame with a cautious look on his face. He’s trying not to get yelled and beaten up by Lucas, but he feels like he is the only voice of reason that Lucas will listen too.)

Albert Hitchman: Lucas, we gotta talk about the big elephant in the room and talk about last week.

(No response from Lucas Johnson, but Albert Hitchman speaks anyway.) 

Albert Hitchman: Lucas, I don’t know how to say this in the nicest way possible because I’m not a manager that is known to coddle and baby his clients and you’re not going to expect that from me now. I am sick and tired of every single time that you’re in the runt, you are quick to blame the finger at me, when the only person that you should be blaming is yourself. I don’t know what it is with you, Lucas, but you’re so trapped in the past. Your mind is so set in that 2017 mentality where you’re competing for the New Breed Championship and you think that you’re one of the hottest rising stars of the brand. Just because you won a New Breed Championship, it seems like you really didn’t feel like the need to learn from mistakes and you thought that you were above any more learning or advice from the veterans in this company. If it wasn’t for me, you would have found yourself in way more hot water due to your attitude and failure to read the room you step inside of and realize that you need to step up your game in order to truly compete with the main event talents on the brand. 

Albert Hitchman: Lucas, you’re always asking me on how you can reach the heights of Scott Diamond. You’re always asking me on how you can be a main eventer like Jamie O’Hara, but you won’t be doing that by inserting yourself in his business, trying to get him to acknowledge you and trying to get a match out of him. You won’t be doing that by trying to go against my word and trying to bring back titles that EAW has no need for. You don’t do the whole “stepping-into-the-plate-and-putting-in-efforts-after-doing-nothing-for-months” and expect to get results right away. You really think that by stepping up and putting in effort while your other performances have been nothing are really going to make people take you seriously? You are in no position to pick and decide when you have these spurts. You haven’t proven yourself to the business like if you’re Jamie O’Hara. You aren’t in the status like Jamie O’Hara, Kassidy Heart or Jack Ripley because EAW can’t think of you as reliable if you don’t do anything with what is given to you. YOU burned a bridge with people like Alissa Brady and Ryan Wilson, what could have been a fantastic relationship and helped you get somewhere in the card all because you believe that you should only listen to me. Only because you believe that I only deserve to be in your presence. I advise you to be nice and to let them work with you to improve, but nothing. 

Albert Hitchman: I told you this advice on multiple basis; yet, I don’t think that you’re fully understanding what is coming out of my mouth. You need to be consistent. When given a high caliber talent, you need to embrace the challenge and be consistent. You need to step up to the plate and make them realize that you mean business. Most importantly, you need to stop finding a way to blame everyone, but yourself. This talk has become very repetitive for me, but it seems like you need to be spoken to like you’re five years old. Step up, keep up with the talents and your time will arrive. Scott Diamond never gave me this much of an issue. He listened to me and  learned to evolve with the times. When he is at his peak, no one is able to touch this man. I do see something in you, Lucas, but I am begging for you to wake up and do something with yourself or… I am going to need to part ways with you and move onto a client who can raise my stock as a manager and promoter. People have told me this, but I’ve always defended you, but you’re making me look bad. Slowly, you have damaged my credibility as a manager and it needs to stop right now —

Lucas Johnson: I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR!

(The outburst from Lucas Johnson startles Albert Hitchman, but Lucas bumps his shoulder on his way out. Albert is left startled and wondering what in the world Lucas has in mind.)

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Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN…THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

World 1 Theatre Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!

Gina Romero: AND IT IS THE FIRST ROUND OF THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT!!!!

(‘Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen? (WidBiFs?) – Rammstein (instrumental)’ plays as Ronan Malosi exits guerilla and stops just before descending down the ramp doing his signature taunt)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE POUNDS…..HE IS THE ‘MAIN EVENT’ ROOOOOOOONAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNN MAAAAAAAAAALOOOOOOOOSSSSIIIIII!!!!

DeadPrez: Ronan Malosi looks like a man on a mission here tonight, and he absolutely is. Tonight he has to go one on one with Alexis Chambers for a chance to wear the coveted King of Elite crown!

( Ronan Malosi’s theme song stops playing as, ‘Walking The Wire’ by Imagine Dragons, starts blasting through the World 1 Theatres PA System)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, FROM DETROIT MICHIGAN, WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN POUNDS… SHE IS……THE MOTOR CITY GODDESS…….ALLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXXXISSSSSSSSSS CCCCCHHHHHAAAAAAAMMMMBBBBBEEEEERRRSSS!!!

(The World 1 Theatre crowd goes crazy as Alexis Chambers makes her way down the ramp and into the ring. )

Eve: Tonight Alexis Chambers has a grand opportunity in front of her as she takes on Ronan Malosi one on one for the opportunity to move forward in the prestigious King of Elite tournament. This tournament and the King of Elite crown has turned so many elitists into legends and future Hall of Famers— so it’s only right that we have two tremendous talents like these two starting us off here tonight!

Deadprez: You also gotta wonder if they fear if Drake is gonna interfere with the tournament like he did last night on Dy. As we said, he’s making good on his promise. 

(Ding! Ding! Ding!) 

DeadPrez: And here we go! Malosi quickly charges at Alexis Chambers- but the smaller Chambers baseball slides between Ronan Malosi’s legs and gets back to her feet as Malosi turns around he is met with a swift standing missile dropkick to the face- knocking him down and nearly out of the ring!

Gavin Kirkland: But Ronan Malosi holds onto the second rope to avoid completely falling out of the ring!!! Alexis Chambers quickly realizes how groggy Ronan Malosi is and she rushes him as he gets to his feet on the apron connecting with a HUGE SPEAR TO THE OUTSIDE!!! 

Eve: NO- Ronan Malosi SIDESTEPS THE SPEAR AT THE LAST SECOND AND USES ALEXIS CHAMBERS OWN MOMENTUM AGAINST HER AS SHE GOES CRASHING OUT OF THE RING ONTO THE FLOOR!

Deadprez: Ronan Malosi drops down from the apron to pick Alexis Chambers up off the floor and he SLAMS HER SPINE FIRST INTO THE APRON AND YOU CAN SEE THE PAIN ALL OVER ALEXIS CHAMBERS FACE!!! Ronan Malosi is not playing around tonight. 

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi once again picks Alexis Chamber’s up and he whips her into the steel ring steps!!!

BAAAAAAAAAAAANGGGGG

Eve: RONAN MALOSI IS MOVING LIKE A MAN POSSESSED! THAT SICKENING THUD OF HUMAN FLESH COLLIDING WITH UNRELENTING STEEL JUST SHOOK THIS ENTIRE ARENA! AND ALEXIS CHAMBERS HAS NOT MOVED SINCE!

DeadPrez: Ronan Malosi walks over to Alexis Chambers and picks her up to her feet— and Alexis Chambers just looks like she’s checked out—she can barely stan—– WAIT!

Eve: ALEXIS CHAMBERS WITH A SWIFT LOWBLOW TO RONAN MALOSI! AND ALEXIS CHAMBERS JUST BROUGHT RONAN MALOSI TO HIS KNEES! ALEXIS TAKES A STEP BACK AND RUNS FORWARD—- RUNNING KNEE LIFT RIGHT TO THE FOREHEAD OF RONAN MALOSI AND THIS MATCH HAS JUST BEEN TURNED AROUND!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Alexis Chambers just snuck her way back into this match but it’s obvious there is still a lot more work for her to be done– as rolls back into the ring and out to break the referee’s ten count! Alexis walks over to Ronan Malosi and picks the near Two Hundred and Seventy pounder up and— RONAN MALOSI WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND ALEXIS CHAMBERS AND POWERS HER BACK INTO THE RING APRON! 

DeadPrez: Ronan Malosi whips Alexis Chambers back into the ring and goes for the pin! 

ONE!!!

TWOOOO——

Eve: NO ALEXIS CHAMBERS WITH THE KICKOUT!!!! ALEXIS CHAMBERS KICKS OUT JUST SLIGHTLY AFTER THE TWO COUNT! AND THIS MATCH IS STILL ON! 

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi is drastically trying to get this match over with! Ronan Malosi picks Alexis Chambers up once more and— ANOTHER LOWBOW FROM ALEXIS CHAMBERS!!! SHEESH, WHAT IS WITH THIS WOMAN AND LOWBLOWS!?!?!? NONE THE LESS RONAN MALOSI LOOKS LIKE HE JUST GOT THE WIND KNOCKED OUT OF HIM AS HE JUST CRUMBLES TO THE CANVAS!!

DeadPrez: Alexis Chambers crawls over to Ronan Malosi and goes for the pin!!!

ONE!!!!!!!

TWOOOO!!!!!!!

THR—-

Eve: NO! NOT NEARLY ENOUGH AS RONAN MALOSI POWERS OUT OF THE PIN AND NEARLY SENDS ALEXIS CHAMBERS OUT OF THE RING! RONAN MALOSI RUSHES BACK TO HIS FEET AND SENDS THE MUCH SMALLER ALEXIS CHAMBERS INTO THE CORNER WHERE THE IMPACT OF HER AND THE TURNBUCKLE SEEMS TO HAVE CAUSED SLIGHT WHIPLASH!!! NONETHELESS RONAN MALOSI IS UP TO SOMETHING AND IT LOOKS TO BE SOMETHING BIG HERE! Malosi places Alexis Chambers on the top turnbuckle but is quickly met with a left hook to the face as Alexis realizes what’s going on and attempts to fight out of it! RONAN MALOSI IS NOT BACKING DOWN AS HE THROWS A RIGHT OF HIS OWN AND NOW A LEFT AND NOW BOTH CHAMBERS AND MALOSI ARE TRADING BLOWS BACK AND FORTH ON THE TOP ROPE AS CHAMBERS NAILS MALOSI WITH A LEFT THAT CAUSES HIM TO LOSES HIS FOOTING AND FALL DOWN TO THE SECOND ROPE!

Gavin Kirkland: ALEXIS CHAMBERS NOTICES THE OPPORTUNITY THAT SHE HAS AND SHE LEAPS FROM THE TOP ROPE ONTO THE UNSUSPECTING MALOSI CONNECTING WITH A FANTASTIC TORNADO DDT DRIVING RONAN MALOSI SKULL FIRST INTO THE CANVAS! AND THIS MATCH HAS TO BE OVER NOW AS CHAMBERS ONCE AGAIN GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THHHHHHHHHRE–

Eve: SOMEHOW SOMEWAY RONAN MALOSI MANAGES TO KICK OUT! AND THIS MATCH IS STILL GOING ON! AT EACH AND EVERY TURN THESE TWO HAVE COUNTERED AND REVERSED EACH OTHER! NO ONE WANTS TO LOSE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PROGRESS IN KING OF ELITE BUT THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE WINNER! 

Deadprez: Alexis Chambers is on the hunt! She’s waiting for the much larger Ronan Malosi to get to his feet and he does! ALEXIS CHARGES RONAN AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!! — LIGHTS OUT!!!!!!!!! NO-  SHE FAKES IT INSTEAD DECIDING ON A CLOTHESLINE JUST AS RONAN MALOSI GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE OF HIS OWN AND BOTH COMPETITORS CONNECT!!!  NOW BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN AND THE REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO START HIS TEN COUNT!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

FOOOOOOURRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SEVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Both competitors are still down as the referee is nearing the close of his ten count! 

EIIIIIIIGHHHHHHHTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN-

Eve: Wait! BOTH  ALEXIS CHAMBERS AND RONAN MALOSI ARE ABLE TO PULL THEMSELVES UP AND BACK ONTO THEIR FEET BEFORE THE REFEREES TEN COUNT! THIS MATCH IS NOT OVER YET! ALEXIS CHAMBERS THROWS A LEFT AS RONAN MALOSI FOLLOWS UP WITH A RIGHT! AND NOW THESE TWO TREMENDOUS ELITIST ARE TRADING BLOWS ONCE AGAIN IN THIS SEE-SAW BATTLE OF A MATCH!!!!

DeadPrez: A VICIOUS RIGHT FROM ALEXIS CHAMBERS KNOCKS RONAN MALOSI DOWN TO A KNEE! AND ALEXIS CHAMBERS HAS ONCE AGAIN SPOTTED HER OPPORTUNITY!!! LIGHTS OUT!!! IT CONNECTS!! IT CONNECTS!!!!  AND IT NEARLY KNOCKS RONAN MALOSI’S HEAD OFF HIS SHOULDERS! ALEXIS CHAMBERS CRAWLS OVER FOR THE PIN!! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE– 

Gavin Kirkland: —WAIT WHAT…… A KICKOUT BY RONAN MALOSI??!?!? !  I WAS SO SURE ALEXIS CHAMBERS WOULD HAVE PUT HIM AWAY WITH THAT!!! ALEXIS IS JUST GROWING MORE AND MORE FRUSTRATED AS SHE GOES FOR THE COVER AGAIN FEELING AS IF THE REFEREES COUNT WAS JUST TOO SLOW!

ONE!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

THR—-

Deadprez: YOU HAVE TO BE JOKING- RONAN MALOSI STILL MANAGES TO KICKOUT AND ALEXIS CHAMBERS IS LIVID!  ALEXIS PICKS MALOSI UP ONCE MORE– FOH!!! CHAMBERS CONNECTS WITH THE SHINING WIZAR- NO-  RONAN MALOSI COUNTERS IT— VERTIGO!!!! VERTIGO CONNECTS!!! RONAN MALOSI JUST USED ALEXIS CHAMBERS MOMENTUM AGAINST HER AND PLANTS HER WITH THAT MODIFIED SPINNING SIDESLAM!!! 

Eve: Ronan Malosi has got to be exhausted! This match has been brutal for both parties but Ronan Malosi has absorbed a lot of offense here tonight especially!! Ronan Malosi drops down for the pin on Alexis Chambers— HE HOOKS THE LEGS!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

THRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: NO. ALEXIS CHAMBERS MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP AT 2.9!!! THIS MATCH CONTINUES! AND RONAN MALOSI IS JUST SO UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO TO PUT ALEXIS CHAMBERS AWAY!

DeadPrez: One thing people don’t talk about enough is the amount of heart and determination Alexis Chambers has, she always moves as if she has something to prove to herself and that’s what’s motivating and driving her tonight! 

Eve: Well I hope it’s enough as Ronan Malosi picks her up— looking to put the final nail in the coffin— RONAN MALOSI GRABS ALEXIS CHAMBERS—–DEATH-RO…. WAIT…. NO– ALEXIS CHAMBERS COUNTERS THE DEATH-RO AND DROPS TO THE SIDE OF RONAN MALOSI!! RONAN MALOSI TURNS AROUND—- FOH!!  THE STEP-UP SHINING WIZARD CONNECTS AND RONAN MALOSI IS OUT OF IT!!! ALEXIS CHAMBERS IS GOING TO WIN!!! ALL SHE HAS TO DO IS GO FOR THE COVER!!! 

( ‘The Only Thing They Fear is You’ by Mick Gordon plays as Ryan Wilson runs onto the stage and to the ringside area speaking back and forth with Alexis Chambers )

DeadPrez: Wait not again…two weeks in a row? Why is he interrupting this fantastic match!??!?!

Eve: I don’t know but it appears as if he and Alexis Chambers are having a heated exchang—

( Dr. Bethany Blue rushes out and pulls Ryan off the apron and he smacks face first as he drops, and Bethany throws him to the side.)

Eve: BETHANY IS EVENING THE ODDS…BUT LOOK!!! ALEXIS TURNS AROUND–AND SHE RUNS INTO A DEATH-RO!!!!

DeadPrez: NOT LIKE THIS! NOT LIKE THIS! DEATH-RO ON ALEXIS CHAMBERS CONNECTS AND RONAN MALOSI GOES FOR THE PIN!!!

ONE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

THHHHHREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘ Ronan Malosi’s Theme Music Plays as he exits the ring and celebrates on the ramp with Ryan Wilson) 

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HERE IS YOUR WINNER…AND ADVANCING IN THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT……ROOOOOOONNNNNNAAAAAAAANNNNNNN  MAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOSSSSIIIIIIII!!!!!

( Camera cuts to Dr. Bethany Blue consoling a tearful and upset Alexis Chambers, before cutting back to Ronan Malosi walking over to the King of Elite Throne and putting on the Robe and sitting down, as Ryan Wilson hands him the scepter. The two men laugh as Malosi props his feet up on the throne) 

DeadPrez: These two deserve each other… that makes two weeks in a row that Ryan Wilson has inserted himself in a situation that did not need him! That match was great, and Alexis was chea—

(‘ Monster’ by Kanye West plays throughout the World 1 Theatre as the entire Virtual Audience rises to their feet from home! Kassidy Heart walks onto the stage with her arms folded, surveying the entirety of the situation, Alexis and Bethany Blue in the ring, as well as Chained Fury by the King of Elite throne.)

(Ronan then gets in the face of Kassidy.)

Ronan Malosi: (no mic) YOU ARE DEAD! I AM SHOWDOWN’S ONLY CHANCE FOR A WOMAN NOT TO REPRESENT US! YOU STAND NO CHANCE KASSIDY, DO YOU HEAR ME?!?! YOUR HUSBAND SCREWED ME OVER IN SWEDEN, BUT I WON’T BE CHEATED THIS TIME!

(Kassidy simply walks away back through the curtain with her arms chuckling a bit at Ronan’s words as Ronan is still pumped up.)

Eve: Next week on Showdown, it will be, Dr. Bethany Blue vs Consuela Rose Ava in the second round of the King of Elite tournament, as well as Ronan Malosi vs Kassidy Heart! What a night that’s shaping up to be!

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi doesn’t stand a chance :mjlol:

(A commercial for a beard trimmer starring Charlie Marr, want to have the sexiest beard in the biz? This might get you second place.)

(The camera cuts back as a recap of last week’s main event between Harlow Reichert and Andrea Valentine. The recap highlights various moments throughout their match. Andrea hitting the Air Valentine and the Atomic Blonde, and Harlow hitting The Divine Comedy and As I Lay Dying; all moments that almost put the other down before we watch the ending moments of the match. Andrea perched on the top rope leaping for the V-Day, Harlow getting out of the way and Andrea Valentine injuring her ankle, Harlow hitting her with To Kill A Mockingbird, the Wuthering Heights and forcing Andrea to submit to a Heel Hook. We hear Gina Romano’s voice announcing Harlow as the winner as shots of her celebrating in the ring before the tone of the video suddenly turns grey.)

Eve: “Xavier Williams!”

(The voice of Eve echoes as the returning Xavier Williams is shown jumping over the barricade with a steel chair in hand. We’re shown as Xavier wraps the chair around the already injured ankle of Andrea Valentine, making his way to the top rope. The camera cuts to over the shoulder of Harlow Reichert as Xavier leaps off the top rope and stomps down on the ankle of Andrea, as if we’re almost seeing it from her line of sight. A shot is shown of Andrea screaming in agony as Xavier stands over her before forcing her back up and spiking her head first into the canvas with the debuting End of the World Piledriver. The final shot shows as Xavier Williams makes his leave back through the crowd, Andrea being checked on by medical personnel in the ring and Harlow watching on from the ramp before the recap comes to an end.)

(The camera cuts back to Showdown with the returning Harlow Reichert headed down a hallway, seemingly headed towards the arena. She makes her way down to the end of the hallway, looking to turn left, but stops in her tracks. She sees someone standing a few steps ahead of her. She shakes her head as the man standing in front of her talks to some backstage personnel before one of them points directly at Harlow. She’s positive that she knows who is about to turn around until he does and his face is one that she does not know.)

“Harlow, is there any way that we’re able to have a conversation?”

(Harlow doesn’t say a word as she looks puzzled.)

Alastair Greyson: Harlow, I don’t know if he’s told you about me, but my name is Alastair Grayson. I am the friend of Xavier Williams.

Harlow Reichert: He may have said the name once or twice, but if he did he never gave context to it.

Alastair Greyson: That I’m not surprised about. But, I’ve known him longer than he’s been in this business. It would be rude to walk into this arena and ask for your time if I didn’t give you some insight about the person that I am and why I need to talk to you. I’m the person that opened the door of professional wrestling to Xavier Williams . A guy that watched this kid walk through the doors of my wrestling school and have no real idea about the potential that he held. I watched him work harder than anyone else that I trained, but I also knew that he was a kid that had a lot of demons. You know how harsh this business can be, and I’ve always known that this business was always going to be something that was going to put Xavier through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He takes pride in everything that he does in this business. He was so proud when he stood in front of the world as the EAW World Champion years ago; he stood in the front of the world and professed that he was undoubtedly the best wrestler in the world and believed it wholeheartedly. But, he bought into the idea that being a champion made him the best wrestler in the world. I watched as that mentality turned him from a man that had the world in the palm of his hand to one that the world beat down. Xavier forgot that this business has never been about championship making men special, but men making the championship they hold feel special.

Harlow Reichert: I know what he went through.

Alastair Greyson: I did everything in my power to try to get him back on that original path he was on, but after that loss to Mr. DEDEDE at Pain for Pride – he was broken. He walked away knowing that he ended up being less than the world once expected him to become and accepted that he was the man that created his own downfall. He accepted that this business was able to tear away everything that he was; that he wasn’t the hero of the story that he always wanted to be, but in his eyes, he was the villain that had finally been vanquished. He gave up on everything that he wanted to be. He gave up on the legacy that he wanted to create. There was never anybody in this business that was a bigger critic to Xavier than he was to himself, and there was never anybody more disappointed in how sour things ended up being than Xavier was. And, there were times where he tried to walk back through those doors, but it was never the same man. He was merely one trying to pull together the same pieces that were broken and pretended that they weren’t a problem, and in doing so was always forced to walk down that same road he hated. He sat me down after he was beaten by Jamie O’Hara at Pain for Pride and said that he was finished. He struggled to look at himself in the mirror and he certainly held no pride over the man that he had become. It was almost soul crushing listening to him apologise over this idea that he let me down because of all the work we had put into him honing his craft, but he wouldn’t believe me in the slightest when I assured him that he hadn’t.

(Alastair takes a deep sigh.)

Alastair Greyson: Truthfully, I didn’t think he was ever going to look back at this business. He would attend the performance center when asked by the company due to contractual obligations seeing he was no longer an active competitor, but I know without a shadow of a doubt that it was something that was going to last until that day comes where he wasn’t forced to. But, then he met you. I never thought that there was going to be anything that was going to bring him back, but he seemed to get a hint of that smile back when he started to help you. He started enjoying being around a business that he once loved. He took so much pride in watching you take strides forward, and in helping you – he found the faith that he once held in himself. That fire that always burned deep down in his core, no matter how dim it may have become – reignited back to heights that it once did. Xavier found his passion for this business again. I’m not going to say that I didn’t have my doubts. I wasn’t completely sure it wasn’t just a charade and that sooner rather than later the man that he became wasn’t going to return, and it did for a moment. You saw that look in his eye first hand at Odyssey just after he returned, but I’ve never seen anyone be able to pull him back before he took that leap into that mindset he’s always struggled with.

(Alastair slightly drops his head before looking back at Harlow.)

Alastair Greyson: I know that Xavier was against facing you at Pain for Pride because he was terrified that what happened was going to happen. That somehow, in someway… something was going to happen which would create some form of a rift. Xavier was willing to miss the biggest show of the year in order to protect the bond that the two of you had, but put his own selfishness aside because he knew that you didn’t deserve to miss something you had worked so hard towards. I know that you left for those months after Pain for Pride cut him pretty deep, and I knew that something was going to happen that would send him back on that path he once travelled. He hasn’t been the same since that night that he was attacked. He’s spent time between now and then training harder than I have ever seen him, and someone in my position should be glad about that. But, you saw him last week and what he did to Andrea Valentine. He doesn’t know if she really was the person that put him on the shelf, but I do know that he isn’t ruling out any names. And, I know that the mindset he holds right now isn’t one that’s going to end well. I know that this road leads towards nothing but his own self-destruction. I wouldn’t be here, knowing that the two of you haven’t spoken in months if I didn’t believe that you were the person that could help us. I don’t expect anything, but I wouldn’t be the person that I am for Xavier if I didn’t try to find something that’s going to save him from himself. 

(Harlow remains silent for the moment; she’s definitely taking the things that Alastair has said in, but she certainly doesn’t show it on her face.)

Harlow Reichert: I understand what you’re saying and I’m glad that he has someone like you that’s looking out for him as you are, but I’m not the person that can help him or you. If he really cared as much as you say; he would have reached out and found me after Pain for Pride. But, instead at Pain for Pride he proved that he was always in it for himself. That’s not all he did though. In proving that – he broke my arm. He put me on the shelf and took time off my career. While I was away recovering… he did nothing but continue to think of himself. He never called. He didn’t once try to see if I was alright. So, instead I had to do something that he couldn’t when he was in his hour of need. I picked myself up and pulled myself together. I fought through all of my demons, found myself and came out of the other side. Xavier isn’t a child, and he can pull himself together just like I did. It’s his problem if he can’t do that.

Alastair Greyson: Okay. That’s fair enough. I guess that means that there’s nothing left here to discuss then. Regardless, thank you for your time, Harlow.

(Alastair begins to make his leave past Harlow before stopping beside her.)

Alastair Greyson: Just as a friendly heads up; when I said that he wasn’t ruling out any names… your name is included in that. With the mindset Xavier Williams holds right now; he’s not going to stop until he finds the person that wronged him, and I truly feel for the name that did once it all comes to light.

Harlow Reichert: He knows that I wouldn’t hit him from behind.

Alastair Greyson: Didn’t you also say that the match at Pain for Pride wasn’t going to change anything?

(Harlow doesn’t respond as Alastair shakes his head.)

Alastair Greyson: Take care, Harlow.

(Alastair Greyson makes his leave as Harlow looks back over her shoulder at him before the camera fades elsewhere.)

(Final commercial break is shown for EAW High School Musical, because there are some elitists here who act like they’re that young.)

(The camera pans back into the World 1 Theatre with Gina Romano smiling. Then it pans to see Jack Ripley wearing casual attire sitting in a chair on the outside in front of the announce table, with his Answers World Championship sitting on his shoulder.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING, AND IT IS TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT KING OF ELITE! 

( “Runnin” by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin blasts through the speaker to a huge pop as Bronson Daniels jerks the curtain and makes his  presence known on the stage. He poses before making his way down the entranceway and into the squared circle. ) 

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST… Residing in Brooklyn, New York…. Weighing in at 210 pounds….. BBBBBRRROOOONNNNNSSSOOOONNNN DDDDDAAAAAANNNNIIIIEEEELLLSSSSSS!!!!!

Deadprez: This could be the gateway to another one of Bronson Daniels’ biggest opportunities in his wrestling career! He gave a valiant effort at the EAW Answers World Championship at the past Road To Redemption free-per-view and he has an opportunity to rectify that loss and prove to everyone here on Saturday nights, exactly why he is the future! But, first! He has to go through Jon Kelton!!

( Bronson Daniels smiles at Jon Kelton on the top turnbuckle before “Red Eye” by NBA Youngboy echoes throughout the World 1 Theatre. It prompts for Jon Kelton to step out of guerilla and onto the stage. He scans the atmosphere before locking his eyes onto Bronson and Ripley as he steps through the ropes and into the ring. )

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT… Residing in Dallas, Texas…. Weighing in at 210 pounds…… JJJJJJJJOOOOONNNNNNN KEEEELLLLTTTOOONNNN!!!!!

Eva: Jon Kelton has gave Showdown a future shock with his presence ever since he returned from his lengthy hiatus, and he has proved that he has still got it. He may have lost his contract to Justin Windgate months ago. He is still one of Showdown’s best and to be honest, Jack Ripley is gonna have his hands full regardless of whoever obtains that number one contendership prize here tonight. 

Gavin Kirkland: The kangaroo fucker is here? You know I have a question. What would it feel like if a Kangaroo kicked you in the dick? I kind of want to feel what it’s like. You know?

Deadprez: :comeagain:

( DING! DING! DING! )

Deadprez: This match is underway as Jon Kelton and Bronson Daniels meet in the center of the ring for this huge stakes match-up! Our EAW Answers World Champion, Jack Ripley is here to see who will be determined to face him next. They initiate in a collar-and-elbow tie-up, but Kelton immediately uses his power to muscle Bronson into the corner. The referee attempts to separate them, BUT JON IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE ROPES!! BRONSON COMES OFF THE ROPES AND GETS FLOORED WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE!!! Bronson goes down as KELTON COMES OFF THE ROPES!!

Eve: Kelton jumps over Daniels, comes off the ropes and GETS DROPPED WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE, COURTESY OF THE FORMER EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION!!! Bronson Daniels gives him a taste of his own medicine as he quickly cinches in a ground headlock to Jon Kelton. This is an interesting clash of both of these men’s styles. Kelton’s MMA, hard-hitting offense against Bronson Daniels’ agile, aerial-focused arsenal will be an interesting combustion. Kelton gets out of the headlock and irish whips Bronson into the ropes.. He choreographs a back body drop!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT DANIELS ROLLS OVER HIS SHOULDERS FOR A SUNSET FLIPS!! AND ATTEMPTS TO GO FOR THE LEBRONSON LOCK!! THE HEADSCISSORS CRUCIFIX CHOKE HOLD!! BUT KELTON MANAGES TO SLIP OUT OF HIS HOLD AND CLOCK HIM WITH A PENALTY KICK!! A PK AS KELTON RUNS AND JUMPS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE!! SECOND-ROPE MOONSAULT!?!?! NO!! DANIELS GETS HIS KNEES UP!!!!

Eve: Kelton goes unprotected crash landing into both of Bronson Daniels’ knees as he reels into the other side of the ring… Daniels pulls Kelton up to his feet and captures him by the waist!! GERMAN SUPLEX!!! NO!! KELTON CLOCKS HIM IN THE JAW WITH A BACK ELBOW!! DANIELS FALLS DOWN ONTO ONE KNEE AS KELTON GOES AROUND TO GRAB HIM FROM THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! ROLLING CUTTER!! HE SPINS HIM AROUND!!! DANIELS COUNTERS IT AND DRILLS HIM DOWN WITH A SENSATIONAL NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX… WITH A BRIDGE!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: ETHER!! KELTON WITH A TRIANGLE CHOKE!!! BRONSON DANIELS TRIED TO FLIP HIM INTO ANOTHER NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX, BUT KELTON WAS ONE STEP AHEAD AND IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONED HIS ROLL-THROUGH WITH A EXCRUCIATING TRIANGLE HOLD!!! JON KELTON MIGHT SECURE HIS TICKET FOR THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH A SUBMISSION VICTORY HERE TONIGHT!!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT BRONSON DANIELS MANAGES TO COUNTER THE ETHER CHOKE HOLD AND DEADLIFT HIM UP INTO A POWERBOMB!! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR!! WHAT STRENGTH SHOWCASED BY THE FORMER EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION AS HE PLOPS HIM DOWN WITH A DEADLIFT POWERBOMB!! AND HE ROLLS HIM OVER!! AND DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO THE MUSHER!!! A BICYCLE KNEE AS DANIELS QUICKLY GOES FOR THE FIRST COVER OF THIS MATCH!!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Eve: KELTON GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Bronson Daniels quickly elects to get up and begin to ascend the turnbuckles while Kelton is up on one knee… Daniels is perched on where he is more comfortable BEFORE HE SHOOTS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! AND PENETRATES THE CHEST OF THE CHOSEN ONE WITH A DEVASTATING MISSILE DROPKICK!! A DROPKICK THROUGH THE HEART OF KELTON AS DANIELS QUICKLY COMES OVER AND HOOKS THE LEG!! COUNT IT, REF!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-

Deadprez: KICK-OUT ONCE AGAIN!!! Daniels continues to keep his foot on the pedal as this has been somewhat of a war of attrition so far in the second Showdown main event of 2021. Daniels pulls Kelton up to his feet and NAILS HIM IN THE UPPER CHEST WITH A BRUTAL ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!! You could’ve heard the impact of that kick around the world as Daniels lit his chest up! Kelton reels into the corner of the ring as DANIELS COMES CHARGING IN FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION!! BRONSON LEAPS UP FOR A JUMPING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT INTO THE CORNER!

Eve: BUT KELTON CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR AND HOISTS HIM BY THE SIDE!! AND THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!! DANIELS GOES FACE-FIRST INTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING AND SPLATTERS ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!! Kelton gains control of this match as he discreetly slides under the bottom rope and out of the ring. Daniels is staggered for the moment whereas Kelton comes from behind and turns him around… KELTON HOOKS HIM UP AND DRIVES HIM DOWN INTO THE FLOOR WITH A DISGUSTING SNAP BRAINBUSTER!! DANIELS IS OUT AS KELTON BRANDISHES A SMIRK ON HIS FACE!!

Deadprez: Kelton grabs him by the tights and aims to forcefully toss him into the squared circle… BUT DANIELS MANAGES TO REBOUND OFF THE ROPES AND NAIL KELTON WITH A JUMPING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! WHAT A COUNTER AS KELTON JUST GOT ROCKED BY THAT UPPERCUT!!! BUT KELTON!! KELTON IMMEDIATELY RESPONDS WITH A LARIAT THAT TURNS THE FREE LIGHTER INSIDE OUT!!! THE CHOSEN ONE LITERALLY DECAPITATED HIM WITH THAT CLOTHESLINE!! Kelton looks around the World 1 Theatre and smiles as he lays his eyes onto the barricade! HE RUNS AND JUMPS ONTO IT!! AND HE HOVERS OFF OF IT!! AND ONTO THE CHEST OF BRONSON DANIELS WITH A MOONSAULT!! WHAT A MOONSAULT AS KELTON BRINGS HIM BACK INTO THE RING!!!! BRONSON DANIELS DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT CITY WE’RE IN AS KELTON SOARS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND FLATTENS HIM WITH A TOP ROPE CROSSBODY!! THIS COULD BE IT!!! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

T-

Eve: KICK-OUT!!! Kelton almost had it there as he proceeds to pull Bronson up to his feet!! HE SPINS AROUND FOR THE STANDING SPINNING HEEL KICK!! BUT BRONSON SAW IT COMING AND DUCKED IT!! HE CIRCUMVENTED THE CODE OF SILENCE AS KELTON THROWS UP HIS HAND!! KELTON LOOKS UP TO BRONSON DEMANDING FOR A HIGH FIVE!! AND GETS NAILED WITH A SLAP TO THE FACE WITH THE OTHER HAND!! BRONSON FAKED JON OUT AS HE NOW COMES OFF THE ROPES!! LEBRONSON GOES FOR A JUMPING RUNNING KNEE!!!

Deadprez: KELTON SIDE STEPS IT!! BRONSON TURNS AROUND!! AND HE GETS CHOPPED DOWN WITH A BIG-TIME MONEY OPEN-HAND CHOP ACROSS THE CHEST!! MY GOD!! DID YOU HEAR THAT!! KELTON NOW IMMEDIATELY PICKS HIM UP AND LIFTS DANIELS UP INTO A POWERBOMB!!! DANIELS FLIPS OUT OF IT!! And he goes for the jumping knee strike! Jon Kelton evades the knee and BRONSON GOES FLYING OUT OF THE RING!!

Gavin Kirkland: The sheer momentum of that knee sent Bronson over the top rope as Kelton slid out of the ring and brought him back in! This could be the shining moment for The Chosen One!! Kelton steps through the ropes!! LEBRONSON WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE JAW!! DANIELS NAILS HIM WITH A KNEE WHILE HE WAS IN THE ROPES AS HE NOW GRABS BOTH WRIST AND PULLS HIM OUT OF IT!!! DOUBLE WRISTLOCK KNEE STRIKE!!!

Deadprez: DENIED!! KELTON COUNTERS THE COUPLE GOALS AND ROLLS HIM UP!! THE REFEREE IS GIVEN NO TIME TO COUNT AS BRONSON IS IMMEDIATELY DEADLIFTED INTO A POWERBOMB!! NO TIME YET AGAIN AS KELTON QUICKLY DEADLIFTS HIM UP INTO A SECOND POWERBOMB!! THE PURE POWER OF THE CHOSEN ONE IN FULL GEAR AS OF THIS VERY MOMENT AS KELTON MAINTAINS THE CLUTCH AND LOOKS TO HOIST HIM UP INTO A THIRD POWERBOMB!! A TRIFECTA OF POWERBOMBS!!

Eve: BRONSON GOES OVER HIS SHOULDERS AND DROPS HIM DOWN WITH A SUNSET FLIP!! LEBRONSON SPECIAL!!! NO!! KELTON GETS OUT IMMEDIATELY AND GOES AROUND FOR THE STFU DAMN!! REAR NAKED CHOKE!!!! KELTON AIMS TO BRING HIM DOWN TO GET IT COMPLETED!! BRONSON USES THE MOMENTUM TO ROLL ONTO HIS FEET AND JUMP UP INTO THE AIR!!! AND FLATTENS HIM WITH THE FLYING BRONSONS!! THE DOUBLE LEG DROP CONNECTS ACROSS THE CHEST AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TH-

Deadprez: KICK-OUT!!! Bronson Daniels can’t believe it! He is standing in the corner with a vicious look in his eyes! Bronson is looking to end this right here, right now! Kelton is up to his feet! BRONSON COMES CHARGING IN AND LEAPS UP INTO THE AIR FOR THE DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!! KELTON CATCHES HIM AND DROPS HIM DOWN WITH A KNEELING POWERBOMB!! THE CHOSEN ONE HITS THE THIRD POWERBOMB!!! KELTON FLIPS OVER FOR THE COVER!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

T-

Eve: KICK-OUT!!! KELTON IS IN DISBELIEF! These two are putting it all on the line here as Kelton brings Daniels up to his feet! AND SIGNALS FOR THE END!! CODE OF SILENCE!! DANIELS DUCKS THE SPINNING HEEL KICK AND NAILS HIM WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE!!! KELTON IS REELING AS DANIELS COMES OFF THE ROPES AND CHARGES INTO HIM!! KELTON SIDESTEPS AND DANIELS GOES THROUGH THE ROPES, BUT STAYS ONTO THE APRON!! KELTON CHARGES INTO HIM!! DANIELS GOES FOR A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI!! KELTON BLOCKS THE ATTEMPT! AND HE TURNS DANIELS INSIDE OUT WITH ANOTHER LARIAT ONTO THE APRON!! DANIELS FALLS NECK FIRST ONTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON AS KELTON QUICKLY SLIDES OUT OF THE RING!!

Deadprez: Daniels just got obliterated by that lariat! He is laid out on ringside as Kelton brings him back into the ring… KELTON SLIDES BACK IN AND PICKS HIM UP!! HE GRABS HIM BY THE WRISTS AND TWISTS HIM AROUND!! FOR THE AVADA KEDAVRA!!?!!! INVERTED DOUBLE UNDERHOOK FACEBUSTER!! NO!! DANIELS GETS OUT AND JUMPS OVER HIM!! AND KELTON GETS CLOCKED WITH A BACK ELBOW!! BRONSON WITH DETERMINATION AS HE SPINS AROUND FOR GUNSMOKE!! SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK IN BOUND!!

Gavin Kirkland: KELTON GRABS THE FOOT IN MID-AIR AND FALLS BACKWARDS WITH BOTH OF HIS LEGS!! THE CHOSEN ONE SLINGSHOTS KELTON INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES!! WAIT!! BRONSON LANDS BOTH FEET SAFELY ONTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!!! HE IS STANDING IN THE CORNER WHILE KELTON TURNS AROUND!! KELTON EATS A SUPERMAN PUNCH!!! PUNCH A BITCH FACE!! IT CONNECTS AS HE GOES OVER FOR THE SIDEPRESS COVER!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

THR-

Eve: JON KELTON POWERS OUT AT THE LAST SECOND!! Kelton pops his shoulder up after that devastating superman punch to the face as Bronson Daniels knows what he has to do! Bronson looks locked in the moment right now as he is in the corner.. Kelton is down onto both knees.. BRONSON IS IN THE CORNER WITH HIS EYES FIXATED ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK!! I THINK WE KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT!! BRONSON SHOOTS FROM THE CORNER AND GOES FOR THE SLIDING ELBOW!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: KELTON TURNS AROUND AT THE LAST SECOND AND DUCKS IT!!! KELTON COMES OFF THESE ROPES AND BRONSON PICKS HIM UP INTO A TILT-A-WHIRL SLAM!! NO!! KELTON TURNS IT INTO THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK!! FINAL ATONEMENT!! THE FINAL ATONEMENT CONNECTS!!! OH MY GOD!!! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT CONNECTS AS KELTON GOES FOR THE COVER!!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!! WE GOT A NEW CONTENDER!! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

TH-

Deadprez: BRONSON GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Bronson Daniels is still in this match after all! Somehow even after connecting with the Final Atonement Jon Kelton was unable to put this match to rest, and that’s gotta be worrisome for the man! 

Eve: Yeah, I’m sure he thought he’d get the job done right there and I don’t exactly blame him! That’s one of the best moves in Jon Kelton’s arsenal but Bronson still found a way to get the shoulder up! Bronson Daniels is rolling out of the ring now, and I don’t blame him either. Bronson is doing the smart thing here and using this opportunity to create some space and hopefully recover. Bronson is trying to grab onto the barricade to get back to his feet outside of the ring, BUT I DON’T THINK KELTON IS GONNA GIVE HIM THE TIME HE NEEDS TO RECOVER AS HE BEGINS TO RUN THE ROPES! SUICIDE DIVE-

Gavin Kirkland: LAST SMOKE!!! BRONSON DANIELS CAUGHT JON KELTON WITH THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK GUTBUSTER AND NOW BOTH MEN ARE DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!! That doesn’t last long as Bronson manages to pull himself back up, and now he quickly grabs Jon Kelton and rolls him back into the ring! Bronson is still hurt after what he received moments ago but he sees the end of the match right here! This is it, this has to be it! Bronson rolls back into the ring and now he goes for the cover on Jon Kelton!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: JON KELTON MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP!!!! It may have been because of the time it took for Bronson to get both himself and Kelton back into the ring, but either way Kelton just barely gets the shoulder up and keeps this match going! At this point I have no idea how this is gonna end! Things could really go either way, but Jon Kelton’s gonna need to quickly turn things around here or that may not be the case.

Eve: Well it looks like he might be out of luck! BRONSON DANIELS IS QUICKLY PULLING JON KELTON BACK TO HIS FEET, AND HE GETS HIM IN A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK ONCE AGAIN! LAST SMOKE- NO!! JON KELTON MANAGES TO PULL HIMSELF BACK ONTO HIS FEET, AND NOW HE BEGINS RUSHING FORWARD WHILE BRONSON DANIELS IS STILL HOLDING HIM IN THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK!

Gavin Kirkland: JON KELTON JUST SENT BRONSON DANIELS INTO THE REFEREE! THE REFEREE WAS JUST KNOCKED OUT OF THE RING AS KELTON PUSHES BRONSON INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! I don’t think either man even noticed yet as they both stumble out of the corner! The referee is unconscious after a nasty spill to the outside, AND JON KELTON GOES TO HIT BRONSON DANIELS WITH THE CODE OF SILENCE! THE SPINNING HEEL KICK CONNECTS-

Deadprez: NO IT DOESN’T! BRONSON DUCKED UNDER IT BEFORE QUICKLY GOING TO RUN THE ROPES! BRONSON WENT FOR HIS SUPERMAN PUNCH, BUT KELTON MANAGED TO HIT BRONSON WITH A HEADBUTT TO STOP IT FROM CONNECTING! BRONSON NOW RETALIATING WITH AN ELBOW STRIKE, BUT KELTON NOW RESPONDS WITH A HUGE DISCUS KNEE STRIKE!! Both men are just going back and forth here, and now-

Eve: GUNSMOKE!!! GUNSMOKE CONNECTS BY BRONSON DANIELS, AND THAT CAUSES KELTON TO START WOBBLING AROUND ON SPAGHETTI LEGS- BEFORE HITTING BRONSON WITH A HUGE ROUNDHOUSE KICK! BOTH MEN ARE BARELY EVEN STANDING, BUT NOW ONCE AGAIN KELTON GOES FOR THE CODE OF SILENCE!!… JUST FOR BRONSON TO DUCK UNDER THAT ONE HIMSELF! BRONSON JUST DROPPED TO HIS KNEES AND AVOIDED THE CODE OF SILENC- WHAT!?!? WHAT THE HELL!?

Gavin Kirkland: CLAYMORE KICK!!! LUCAS JOHNSON JUST HIT JON KELTON WITH THE CLAYMORE KICK!!! KELTON IS OUT, LUCAS DISAPPEARS AS THE REFEREE IS WAKING UP!

Deadprez: BRONSON COMES TO, AND HE ISN’T AWARE THAT LUCAS JUST HELPED HIM, AND HE MEASURES JON KELTON–”BITCH I JUST KNOCKED YOUR HEAD OFFFFFF!!!!” THE ELBOW TO THE FACE AND BRONSON GOES FOR THE COVER! THE REFEREE CRAWLS OVER TO THE COVER!!!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER!!! AND IS DECLARED THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP… BRONSSONNNN DANIELLLLSSS!!!! 

(As ‘Runnin’ begins playing, Lucas Johnson heads up the ramp to the booing of the crowd. The reaction soon becomes more mixed though, as the fans clearly like Bronson Daniels and are happy to see him get such an opportunity as he slowly gets back up.)

Deadprez: Jon Kelton was screwed over! That was a fantastic match and there’s no doubt that Bronson Daniels deserves this opportunity, but in the end there’s no way Bronson actually wanted to win like that! Lucas Johnson just ran inside of the ring and claymore kicked Kelton while the referee was down, and thanks to that Bronson Daniels is now the number one contender to the Answers World Championship!

Eve: I think Bronson’s just realized what happened, but there’s clearly no time for him to react! He’s number one contender to a World Championship, this is huge for him no matter how he won it! It’s a shame Jon Kelton had to lose the way he did, but nonetheless congratulations to Bronson Daniels! Now he has the opportunity to face Jack Ripley for the Answers World Championship, and if you all remember Bronson’s defeated Jack Ripley on more than one occasion!

(Jack Ripley enters and stands face to face from Bronson. After doing so, he simply raises the Answers World Championship in front of Bronson while looking right at him. Bronson looks up at the title before looking back at Jack, and as the two men continue to stare down one another from inside of the ring Showdown begins to fade out from ringside.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by Jaron Collins

Dynasty 1/8/21

Most Valuable Elitist #255