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Showdown 10/02/21

(EAW intro plays…)

( RECAP – The logo of “TERRITORIAL INVASION” appears on the video before seamlessly transitioning to clips of various Showdown elitists competing to “Take My Breath” by The Weeknd. It shows the wrestling classic between Limmy Monaghan and Kassidy Heart, where the historic reign of the King Of Elite would continue. It then proceeded to showcase the valiant efforts of the representatives in Divide and Conquer, Brand Warfare, and the inaugural Stadium Stampede. After the Territorial Invasion theme song empties, “Futureproof” by Nothing But Thieves begins to play. It features Adam Lucas’ retaining against Jon Kelton, Candice Blair submitting Ashley Flores, TLA and Cameron Ella Ava getting the last laugh over Ad Infinitum, and Amir Yusuf’s career-defining moment of winning the EAW New Breed Championship. The clips highlight more Showdown elitists before the screen completely blacks out. )

( It opens back up to the camera panning through the rowdy crowd in Cardiff, Wales. “Brick Wall’ by A Day To Remember hits as  The Motorpoint Arena immediately becomes unglued to the sounds of the pyrotechnics shooting up and down from the rafters and stage. Once again Showdown is live in front of a capacity crowd. The camera continues to fade between various shots of the live audience. )

Deadprez: AFTER TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS OF ACTION PACKED HIGH-LEVEL FIGHTING, WE ARE BACK ON THE ROAD TO BRING YOU SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!! SHOWDOWN WERE UNABLE TO BRING HOME THE BRAGGING RIGHTS IN LOUISIANA, BUT OVERSEAS, WE WERE WITNESSES TO EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCES FROM OUR ELITISTS. THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE OF THEM ALL; THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE NOW BE HOUSED UNDER THE ROOF OF SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Eve: YOU ARE RIGHT! AMIR YUSUF FULFILLED ONE OF HIS MANY DREAMS AND ACQUIRED HIS FIRST EVER CHAMPIONSHIP HERE IN ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING!! WITH THAT BEING SAID, TERRITORIAL INVASION SEASON IS NOW OVER AND WE ARE GOING NINETY-FIVE MILES AN HOUR TOWARDS OUR NEXT FREE-PER-VIEW; REASONABLE DOUBT!! NO MORE WILL IT BE ABOUT BRAND SUPREMACY BECAUSE WE ARE BACK TO NORMAL AND THE TENSIONS WILL NOW GO BACK TO BE SETTLED WITHIN OUR VERY OWN ROSTER!

Gavin Kirkland: DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IS IT TO MAINTAIN MY HORNINESS!! TERRITORIAL INVASION AND CLASH OF KINGDOMS WERE SO FUCKING LONG! THEY ALMOST TRIED TO CASTRATE MY PENIS IN KUWAIT CITY, SO I AM PLEASED TO BE IN A COUNTRY WHERE THEY DON’T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST NORMAL PEOPLE LIKE ME! I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WALES WAS A COUNTRY BEFORE THIS, I THOUGHT THIS SHIT WAS AN ANIMAL!

Deadprez: BOTH SHOWS WERE LONG, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT WASN’T ENTERTAINING!! BOTH SHOWS WERE ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING AND I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THE AFTERMATH WILL BE!! SHALL WE?

(“Monster” by Kanye West begins to play through the speakers of the Motorpoint Arena as the crowd begins to ring in the boos for the Answers World Championship, who walks up on the stage. She takes in the crowd, soaks in the reception before heading down the ramp.)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME…THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…KING KASS!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: I can’t believe that woman is still reigning on Showdown as the Answers World Championship. At Territorial Invasion, I think everyone was hoping for a miracle and seeing Limmy Monaghan become the Answers World Champion. He brought a ton of fight and showed that he could be a mainstay in the main event, but it was not enough as the champion found a way to retain.

Deadprez: Since Under Siege, Kassidy Heart has reigned as Answers World Champion. She’s established herself a nice, little list of men and women who she’s defeated and it makes you wonder, who will we see be added to the list?

Eve: We are two months away before wrapping up 2021, but the question on everyone’s mind is will Kassidy Heart end the year as champion? If she keeps pulling out the performances that she does, anything could happen.

Gavin Kirkland: Someone save us from this monster. :mjcry:

(“Monster” dies as King Kass stands in the middle of the ring with a microphone in her possession. She places her index finger to her lips and sushes the booing and rowdy crowd before talking.)

King Kass: Well, what else can I say? Another successful title defense underneath my belt. Limmy Monaghan should have known better than to have picked a fight with the greatest fucking thing to ever grace the ring. He should have known better than to throw the gauntlet down against ‘The King’ because he’s picking a fight with the same woman who crushed the dream of ‘The Perfectionist,’ made ‘The Ace’ submit and fucked up ‘La Pantera Sexual’ was going to get dethroned by some curly bozo, who needs to stop taking a couple pages off the book out of Xander Payne and realize that it doesn’t make him seem intelligent, but a fucking dumbass. He went out there at Territorial Invasion, believing that he had a legit chance of taking this championship away from me. He had all of you people fooled into thinking that Territorial Invasion would be the night where King Kass falls and a new Monarch rises from my defeat. But, all of you would cheer for a piece of garbage, if they were pinned against me. All of you would cheer for the most mediocre, overrated, flavor of the month, that this company has been riddled with every year and just pray for my downfall. But, let’s be realistic here — no man like Limmy Monaghan is ever going to be good enough to achieve what I have been able to achieve during my time in EAW. No man like Limmy Monaghan has what it takes to bring a King down to her knees. From the get-go, Limmy and Walter should have realized that this was a fight that they could not win. It didn’t matter how many upper hands and lawsuits that they decided to throw my way, but this story ends exactly as it always ended and that’s with King Kass STILL the Answers World Champion.

King Kass: Territorial Invasion was another case of ‘I told you so.’ Limmy and Walter wanted to pick and prod and call the shots, assuming that they’re the ones that deserved the proverbial throne, but in the end, it was me that peeled back the layers of ‘ThE MoNarCh’ and tossed him right back into the line just like anyone else. Just like Consuela. Just like O’Hara. Just like TLA. Limmy and Walter can join all the other men and women who want my spot on the throne and watch me up there. The fact is, there is no denying that I’m up there — not just as one of the best current champions in EAW, but the best champion known to man. There is no man or woman who has come into this company, created so much buzz and accomplished so much in  such a short window of time. There is no woman who has been in the forefront of bringing a bit of personality and flavor without needing to resort to yelling and shit-talking which had infested the company like a cancer. I broke the barrier for becoming the first woman to win King of Elite, I made history with Consuela Rose Ava in being the first woman to compete in a one-on-one match for the Answers World Champion. I made history by becoming the sole Elitist to submit Jamie O’Hara at Pain for Pride. But, DaddyGawd has always inspired me to aim further and to want more than what I have. I am denied NOTHING. What Kassidy wants, Kassidy gets and what I want is something that is going to put me and this reign in the history books. It’s more than just saying that I’m the best champion known to man, but I know that there’s something more that I can solidify in stone when it comes to my reign.

King Kass: And that’s the record. I haven’t really taken the time to fully acknowledge it, but I know just how close I am when it comes to completely shattering that Answers World Championship record for the longest reigning holder. I had my attendant do the math, as of Saturday Night Showdown today, I am on my 187th day as champion, which leaves fifty-nine more days until I tie the record for certain. It’s something that I have absolutely no problem doing, and considering that I am the best wrestler of all time, it’s something that I won’t need to break a sweat when it comes to it. So bring out whoever wants a shot at ‘The King,’ absolutely nobody is going to stop me from undoubtedly cementing myself  in the history books, though, that was already going to happen with or without the statistics —

(“Paint It Black” by Hidden Citizens completely cuts off as the crowd delivers a pop to Theron Nikolas, the man who HOLDS the record that King Kass is trying to break. Obviously, Kassidy Heart is very very annoyed with the presence of the current longest-reigning Answers World Champion, but if someone is going to comment on the tent of his record being broken, it’s Theron. In a way, this amuses King Kass because of course, Theron was going to say something and try to defend his honor.)

Eve: Oh boy, it seems like Theron Nikolas has something to say with Kassidy Heart turning her attention towards the record that Theron has been holding since 2018. We fully know about his intentions of reclaiming that championship and establishing himself as the ‘God Emperor’ once again.

Gavin Kirkland: KNEEL BEFORE YOUR ‘GOD EMPEROR,’ EVE! 🗣🗣🗣 IF THERE IS A MAN WHO CAN DETHRONE THIS CRUEL WITCH AS ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION, IT’S THE MAN WHO HOLDS THE RECORD THAT SHE’S TRYING TO BREAK!!!!!

Deadprez: Will you calm the fuck down, Gavin? Now, Theron Nikolas hasn’t shied away from his intentions of becoming Answers World Champion, but is this the appropriate time to make his claim to the title? Especially, with King Kass being the champion and all?

(“Paint It Black” fades as Theron Nikolas stares intently on the Answers World Championship on King Kass’ shoulder.)

Theron Nikolas: I can appreciate the effort, Kassidy. I can appreciate the effort that you have put out there to cement yourself in said history books. Being a part of history is something that so many people do when it comes to their aspirations, but only a few can accomplish. Kassidy, you are one of those few, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not either. I didn’t do anything that I accomplished in my fruitful, in my opinion, fulfilling career purely by luck. I didn’t win King of Elite based on pure luck. I didn’t retire Ronn Banks at Pain for Pride 11 based on pure luck and most importantly, I didn’t reign as long as I did with that championship you have over your shoulder purely off luck. It’s because I was one of those few that continued to push himself, despite the adversaries and the roadblocks, never wavering, not even in defeat. Even without a championship around my waist, I am a name that will continue to be the pinnacle of the business, the pinnacle that you dream of being at, Kassidy, as much as you want to believe otherwise. Which is why if there is anyone to stop ‘The King’ in her tracks, knock her off her high horse and take that false ‘King’ moniker right from her, it’s the man who walked before she could run, easy as that.

(Theron Nikolas lets the thought linger in the air for a moment, but you can see the look on the Answers World Champion’s face go from amusement to unamusement.)

King Kass: “Easy as that” you say? 

(Theron Nikolas nods as King Kass continues her response.)

King Kass: I don’t know what world you’re living in, Theron. It’s probably the same, deluded world, where you’re the ‘God Emperor’ and everyone else doesn’t measure up to you, but I don’t see you as a credible challenger and especially not in the current moment. I don’t see anything that you’ve done previously as anything impressive, despite how ‘groundbreaking’ they might look to the naked eye. Your reign as King of Elite consisted in living in DaddyGawd’s shadow. Your ‘record-breaking’ reign as Answers World Champion began with you needing help in defeating Darkane, out of all people and let’s not forget that after facing Cameron Ella Ava and you had broken the record, you didn’t give the slightest fuck about this championship that I wear on my shoulder. You walked into the main event of Pain for Pride 12— undeservingly of course — where Ryan Adams speared you into a two-year depression, where the last note of your legacy was giving that cunt Raven Roberts, a victory over you on a silver platter. You are just like one of those flavors of the month that I mentioned earlier in my promo, Theron. You were given everything on paper and the moment that you experience one loss, it all falls apart. The ‘God Emperor’ who has always told his opponents that they will fall to their knees happened to be the man who did that and never found a way to get up. While your accomplishments look good to the naked eye, when you look closer at them? Just disappointment after disappointment, never truly putting his best foot forward despite what you want yourself to believe. 

King Kass: Although, one thing did stuck out to me and it was the fact that you said that nothing of yours came from luck, like it TOTALLY wasn’t handed to you on a silver platter by my own DaddyGawd, so I’ll be damned if a Theron Nikolas, who isn’t even half the man he used to be, which is most definitely saying a lot consider that you weren’t even that good in the first place, will be the one to finally pluck me off the throne. All because he’s so desperate to grasp at the one thing that gives him a “right” in the first place to say any of this. Honestly, anyone would be more credible than Theron Nikolas —

(“M3tamorphosis” by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi cuts off King Kass, who is looking quite annoyed now as the crowd gives a mixed ovation as Impact walks out from the back.)

Eve: Oh boy, this is going to be a messy situation. I wasn’t expecting for Impact to make his way out here, but perhaps, all of this talk about ‘records’ got him thinking.

Gavin Kirkland: IF THERE IS ONE MAN WHO COULD DETHRONE THAT MONSTER, IT’S IMPACT, EVE! HE’S BEEN TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN NINE TIMES!!!!! NINE TIMES, EVE!!!! IMAGINE HIM GETTING HIS TENTH REIGN AT THE EXPENSE OF KASSIDY HEART? 🤤🤤🤤

Deadprez: Weren’t you all in for Theron Nikolas on dethroning her?

Gavin Kirkland: KNEEL FOR THE ‘GOD EMPEROR,’ DP! THE MAN WHO IS GOING TO DETHRONE THAT SHE—

Eve: CAN YOU RELAX, GAVIN!?!?!?

Gavin Kirkland: 🤐

(Impact stands on top of the ramp as “M3tamorphosis” dies down.)

Impact: I think it’s nice and all that Theron is gunning for World Championship gold, but I couldn’t help but notice the talk about ‘records.’ Longest reigning this, longest reigning that, say…don’t I have a record that I’m striving for as well? 🤔 

(Impact pretends to think as the crowd gets anxious in seeing where this conversation is headed. He begins to walk down the ramp and head towards the ring.)

Impact: While it isn’t exactly the same likeness of number of days, I am known for #9reignz, am I?

(The crowd cheers, aware that is indeed what Impact is known for these days, but Impact doesn’t pay attention to the cheers, but to King Kass and Theron Nikolas in the ring. He steps inside the ring to join the two other Elitists.) 

Impact: It’s no hidden secret that I have had my eye on getting that tenth World Championship reign for quite some time. Flashback to Pain for Pride XIV, Xander Payne versus Impact, we all know the story that accumulated to that very point, so I am going to spare you all the excessive jargon and go straight to the point. There was one main thing that I had set my sights on when it came to that and that was reaching my tenth reign as World Champion, something that has never been done in the fifteen year history of EAW. While I didn’t achieve that, it doesn’t mean that my motivation to get there hasn’t dissipated. It’s still a present thought in my mind. The aspirations took a back seat for the beginning parts of the season, but the itch to place myself back in the World Championship discussion was still there. The thought of reaching my tenth World Championship reign is historic in itself because I’d be the only person to reach double digits in the number of reigns. No one in history has achieved that. Not Ronn Banks, Jamie O’Hara and while, Mr. DEDEDE is quite close to that goal himself, I am going to reach that milestone before him. :mjgrin: #10reignz, baby. It’s something clearly attainable, despite the hardship and most importantly, the one thing that I have my sights set on post-Territorial Invasion, game time, children because daddy’s here. :mjlit:

King Kass: :skip: I can’t be bothered with this shit.

(King Kass has had enough of Impact and Theron Nikolas, so she walks over to the ropes and looks to exit the ring, but she looks towards Impact’s way.)

King Kass: I really couldn’t give a single shit about you, Impact, but I cannot deny what you’ve done in your long EAW tenure goes without saying. Of course, everything that you’ve acknowledged, and everything else but, that doesn’t mean that you can get away so easily with obtaining another World Championship, most definitely, not at my expense, that’s just something that is absolutely not going to happen at all. You can have whatever stature that you perceive yourself to be at…

(King Kass turns her attention to Theron Nikolas.)

King Kass: …and you can be at the very peak of this business and undoubtedly possess the stature you know you have…

(King Kass turns her attention to Impact.)

King Kass: …but, that doesn’t mean that you’re anywhere near the level that your Answers World Champion is at. It’s not really hard to comprehend really, seeing everything that I’ve done. If you want to try and pray for my downfall just like the rest, by all means, you’ll see exactly why everyone else has fallen before me. Like I said before — NOTHING is going to stop me from completely shattering that record, not even the two of you.

(King Kass drops the microphone as “Monster” begins to blare against the speakers again. She exits the ring before turning around to raise the Answers World Championship above her head. She jumps off the apron and makes it towards the back. Impact and Theron Nikolas look at the champion walking away from them.)

Eve: It seems like nothing is going to stop her from breaking the record.

Deadprez: Not if Impact and Theron Nikolas can say anything about it. If there are two men in the roster more than capable of putting a stop to her reign of terror, it has to be those two.

Gavin Kirkland: Honestly, I don’t care who ends up as Answers World Champion. As long as that title gets off that she-devil!

( A commercial break featuring Xander Payne and The Visual Prophet at House Of Glass 2021. )

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

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

(‘Madness” by KSI plays to a negative reaction as the menacing Atami steps out from behind the curtain, making his way down to the ring as he occasionally takes glances at the crowd, but mainly focused on the task ahead in ring.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first! Hailing out of Upolu, Samoa, weighing in at 247 pounds…HE IS THE SAMOAN MAMBA…ABEL ATAMI!!

Gavin Kirkland: Must say, I wasn’t expecting a visit from Xander Payne to the Showdown brand tonight, but why has he forgotten his belt?

Eve: That’s not Xander Payne you fool, as Gina said, that’s Abel Atami, another fresh face in the landscape of Showdown, and undoubtedly someone looking to make a name for themselves.

Deadprez: Tonight is certainly a way to do it as he takes on Ayu Megumi, someone who was just featured in a very high profile match at Territorial Invasion, Brand Warfare.

(‘Madness’ fades out to be soon replaced with ‘Ponytail to Shushu’ by AKB4, which plays to a loud reaction from the fans, who show their support for Megumi as she starts to make her way down to the ring, making sure to high five fans as she does with a smile on her face, but not taking her main focus from Abel, who stares her down in the ring.)

Gina Romano: And his opponent! Hailing out of Okinawa, Japan, weighing in at 115 pounds…THE AMAZING GIRL…AYU MEGUMI!!

Eve: We mention her match at Territorial Invasion, and unfortunately, she, much like the rest of Team Showdown, came up short, so you gotta imagine Ayu is looking to bounce back and bounce back in a major way.

Deadprez: But it’s more than that, she doesn’t just need to bounce back from Territorial Invasion, she needs to bounce back from the past few weeks as a whole, as let’s be honest, things haven’t exactly gone Ayu Megumi way.

Eve: You’re right about that, but why haven’t things gone her way? Because she’s tearing it up with top tier performers on the Showdown brand, who’ll certainly give her a run for her money any day. 

Deadprez: True.

Eve: But ya know something? Through the losses, Ayu Megumi gains experience from brushing shoulders with the best, and tonight, maybe she’ll show just that.

(Ayu settles in the ring as she hands off her entrance gear to a stagehand on the outside before turning to face Abel at the opposite corner as the referee rings the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: There’s the bell, signaling this matchup is officially underway with Ayu Megumi beckoning Abel to come meet her in the middle of the ring, however, Atami appears to be laughing at Ayu, knowing the size and strength disconnect between the two. But either way, Abel is finally ready to lock up with Ayu Megumi…or so we thought as he simply evades her collar-and-elbow attempt, shoving her forward!

Deadprez: And just look at the confidence from Atami, he feels he has this well in the bag, but I don’t think he wants to sleep on Ayu, she can be dangerous, especially to those that underestimate her. AND SHES PROVING THAT RIGHT NOW, CHARGING RIGHT AT ABEL, WHO SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT SLIGHTLY OFF GUARD, BUT THAT DOESNT STOP HIM FROM MAKING A LAST MINUTE CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT, AYU ANTICIPATED AND DUCKED UNDER! SHE SPINS ABEL AROUND, CATCHING HIM WITH SOME WICKED FOREARM STRIKES!

Eve: AND SAID FOREARMS BACK ABEL UP AGAINST THE ROPES WHERE AYU TRIES TO WHIP HIM OFF, BUT ABEL WRINGS THE ARM BEFORE SHORT ARMING AYU INTO AN IMPRESSIVE EXPLODER SUPLEX, SHOWING OFF THE POWER AS HE JUST RAGDOLLS MEGUMI, FAVORING HER BACK WHILE SHE LEANS ON THE MIDDLE ROPE! BUT AYU DOESNT WAIT LONG TO STEP BACK INTO THE FIRE, CHARGING RIGHT BACK OVER TO ATAMI, WHO HALTS HER MOMENTUM IN ITS TRACKS WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION!

Gavin Kirkland: I’m sure people know me well enough by now to know there’s almost never a time when I’m not backing the women. :shaq: But I feel as if Ayu may have her work cut out for her here with just the pure dominance already on display from Abel.

Deadprez: You can say that again as he now whips Ayu into the corner HARD! And now is gonna look to punish her some more in that corner with a shot right to the body, causing Megumi to grab her side in pain, but Abel grabs her by the neck to line her up for another fatal blow! BUT LOOK AT MEGUMI, THROWING SOME STERN KICKS TO THE MIDSECTION, BREAKING THE GRIP AND PUTTING ABEL ON THE DEFENSIVE AS SHE FIGHTS OUT OF THE CORNER WITH PUNCHES AND FOREARMS!

Eve: BACKING ABEL INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER, WHICH MEGUMI LOOKS TO IRISH WHIP HIM INTO, BUT ATAMI REVERSES LAST MINUTE, SENDING AYU BACK THERE INSTEAD, AND ATAMI RUNS TO MEGUMI WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM, BUT HE MIGHTVE GOTTEN A BIT TOO OVERZEALOUS AS AYU LANDS A DROP TOE HOLD, SENDING HIM CRASHING FACE FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE!

Deadprez: ABEL COMES STAGGERING OUT OF THAT CORNER BEFORE BEING CAUGHT WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT SENDS ATAMI TUMBLING OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE! ABEL STRUGGLES TO REGAIN A VERTICAL BASE, BUT EVENTUALLY MANAGES TO DO SO, AND BOY, HE DOES NOT LOOK HAPPY, IMMEDIATELY POUNDING THE APRON IN ANGER, AND WERE STARTING TO SEE THE CONFIDENCE FROM ATAMI SLOWLY FADE AWAY! 

Eve: AND THAT COULD EITHER BE A GOOD THING OR A BAD THING, BECAUSE WHILE THAT TYPE OF UNCONTROLLABLE ANGER CAN LEAVE ROOM FOR MISTAKE, IT CAN ALSO SERVE AS THE FINAL PIECE A PERFORMER NEEDS TO REALLY PUT THIS MATCH TO REST! AS A MAN ANGERED CAN BE A MAN UNSTOPPABLE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE THE SIZE OF ABEL HERE, WHICH SPEAKING OF, THE SAMOAN MAMBA LOOKS TO BE READY TO SQUARE OFF ONCE AGAIN, TAKING A STEP ONTO APRON!

Gavin Kirkland: AYU COMES TO KNOCK HIM OFF WITH A RUNNING BIG BOOT, BUT ATAMI AVOIDS IT, LEAVING THE FOOT MEGUMI HUNG UP ON THE TOP ROPE, WHICH ABEL TAKES ADVANTAGE OF TO CATCH AYU WITH AN APRON HEADBUTT! AYU FALLS BACK TO THE MAT BEFORE SLOWLY CRAWLING AWAY FROM ABEL, WHO ENTERS THE RING! ABEL GRABS AHOLD OF MEGUMI’S FOOT, CAUSING HER TO TURN ON HER BACK AS SHE GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE WITH BOTH HANDS, KICKING ATAMI AWAY WITH HER FREE FOOT!

Deadprez: AYU USES THE ROPES TO GET BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS ABEL, WHO THROWS A CLOTHESLINES AND MISSES! MEGUMI RUNS OFF THE ROPES BEHIND HIM, AND HE TAKES YET ANOTHER WILD SWING AS HE TURNS TO FACE HER, BUT THE MOMENTUM OF MEGUMI IS NOT STOPPED AS SHE DUCKS UNDERNEATH BEFORE REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES ONCE MORE! ABEL TURNS AROUND TO BE ON THE RECEIVING END OF A BASEMENT DROPKICK, SENDING HIM DOWN TO ONE KNEE!

Eve: AND THERES AN AXE KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD FROM AYU, ABEL HOLDS THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AS HE STUMBLES BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE! MEGUMI TRAPS THE BIGGER OPPONENT IN A SIDE HEADLOCK, BUT ABEL QUICKLY SLIPS OUT OF IT FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX, DROPPING AYU RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD! Megumi now lies sprawled on the mat-

Gavin Kirkland: Just the way I like my women! :mjlit:

Eve + Deadprez: :comeagain:

Gavin Kirkland: Why are you both looking at me and not focused on the two competitors in the ring? :wtf:

Deadprez: Right…anyways, Abel slowly brings Ayu back to her feet, KNOCKING THE WIND OUT OF HER SAILS WITH A KNEE TO THE ABDOMEN THAT DROPS HER DOWN TO ONE KNEE OFF ITS IMPACT! ATAMI DEADLIFTS HER UP FROM A KNEELING POSITION TO VERTICAL SUPLEX NOW, BUT AYU SLIPS OUT THE BACK! ABEL SPINS AROUND TO CHARGE AT MEGUMI, WHO BACKS HERSELF UP AGAINST THE ROPES, WHO’S TOP ROPE SHE LOW BRIDGES TO SEND ATAMI OVER!

Eve: MEGUMI NOW HAS THAT DEVIOUS LOOK IN HER EYE AS SHE RUNS OFF THE ROPES, CATCHING ABEL WITH A SUICIDE DIVE TORNADO DDT! ABEL LOOKS TO HAVE HAD HIS BELL RUNG AS AYU TRIES TO GET HIM UP, SO SHE CAN PLACE HIM BACK IN THE RING, POSSIBLY FOR A COVER! BUT ITS NO USE, AYU IS UNABLE TO THIS 247 POUNDS OF DEAD WEIGHT IN THE RING! BUT SHE SEEMS TO HAVE ADJUSTED STRATEGY AS SHE GETS IN THE RING HERSELF, MAYBE LOOKING FOR THE REFEREE TO COUNT ABEL OUT HERE!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Deadprez: It is now Atami who begins to show some signs of life as he’s just now coming through, and you can see some sense of urgency begin to grow as he hears the referee’s count, causing him to move on his stomach, so he crawl his way to the ring! 

Referee: FIVE SIX! SEVEN!

Eve: He may not even make it!

Referee: EIGHT! NI-

Eve: OH! ABEL WAS USING THE APRON TO PROP HIMSELF UP, BUT AYU CONNECTED WITH A SLINGSHOT DROPKICK THROUGH THE BOTTOM ROPE, WHICH KNOCKED ATAMI BACK INTO THE BARRICADE! AYU REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES NOW, LOOKING TO FOLLOW THAT UP WITH AN OVER THE TOP ROPE MOONSAULT PLAN- NO! ABEL CAUGHT HER IN PERFECT POSITION FOR A POWERSLAM AND SNAKE EYES AYU ON THE APRON BEFORE SENDING HER BACK INTO THE RING!

Deadprez: AND LIKE A PREDATOR, ABEL POUNCES ON HIS PREY, BEATING THE LIVING HELL OUTTA MEGUMI WITH MOUNTED PUNCHES! AND ATAMI IS STARTING TO KICK IT INTO SECOND GEAR, DEADLIFTING MEGUMI OFF THE MAT FOR A BACKBREAKER! AYU CLUTCHES AT THE BACK AS SHE WRITHES IN PAIN ON THE MAT! MEANWHILE, THE CROWD ARE FIRMLY IN FAVOR AYU, TRYING TO WILL HER ON HERE AGAINST THE MORE IMPOSING COMPETITOR!

Eve: Abel seats Ayu in the center of the ring, lining her up now before rebounding off the ropes for a BASEMENT BIG BOOT! AND ABEL AGAIN BEGINS TO PULL AYU BACK TO HER FEET, THIS TIME BY THE HAIR, SHOWING NO RESPECT FOR THE COMPETITION BEFORE SHOVING HER BACK INTO THE ROPES, WHICH AYU REBOUNDS OFF OF, RIGHT INTO A SNAP SCOOP POWERSLAM! BUT SURPRISINGLY, ABEL DOESNT GO FOR THE COVER!

Deadprez: NO, HES GONNA STAND AYU BACK UP, BOT QUITE GONNA FINISH HER YET, BUT HE JUST MIGHT WITH THIS AS HE GETS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS FOR A FIREMAN’S CARRY! BUT THERES AYU WITH ELBOWS TO THE SIDE OF ABEL’S FACE, FORCING HIM DOWN TO ONE KNEE! AND LOOK AT MEGUMI WHO TRAPS ABEL IN A STANDING GUILLOTINE CHOKE!

Eve: ABEL LOOKS TO GET OUT OF THIS AS HE RISES BACK TO A STANDING POSITION HIMSELF, BUT AYU SHOWS HER ABILITY TO ADAPT AS SHE WRAPS BOTH LEGS AROUND THE WAIST OF ATAMI, WHO FLAILS HIS ARMS IN THAT CHOKE, TRYING TO FIND THE ROPES, BUT HES SLAP DAB IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, AND YOU CAN SEE THE COUGHING AND SLOW CLOSING OF EYES FROM ATAMI! AYU CONTINUES TO WRENCH HARDER AND HARDER ON THAT HOLD!

Deadprez: BUT ABEL DRIVES AYU BACK FIRST INTO THE CORNER, THEN AGAIN INTO THE OPPOSITE ONE, CAUSING THE BODYSCISSORS TO BE BROKEN, AND ABEL TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY THAT PRESENTS ITSELF WHILE HIS OPPONENT’S STUNNED, HOISTING AYU UP AGAIN FOR THE FIREMAN’S CARRY, THIS TIME CONNECTING WITH A SAMOAN DROP IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!

Eve: HOWEVER, ROLLED CLOSER TO THE ROPES OFF THE IMPACT! ABEL DOESNT BOTHER TO REPOSITION HER THO, AND SCOOTS BACK INTO A COVER OFF, RESTING HIS SHOULDERS ON THE BODY OF MEGUMI! 

ONNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THH-

Eve: AYU! AYU GETS HER FOOT ON THE ROPES TO A LOUD OVATION FROM FANS, BUT ABEL RISES OFF OF HER APOPLECTIC, SHOUTING AT THE REF THAT WAS THREE! SORRY, ABEL, BUT NO IT WASNT! AYU GOT THAT FOOT ON THE ROPE FAIR-AND-SQUARE, AND YOU’RE BEST OFF CONTINUING TO PUSH FORWARD INSTEAD OF WASTING TIME WITH THE REFEREE!

Deadprez: I THINK ABEL’S COMING TO REALIZE THAT AS HE TURNS TO NOTICE AYU PULLING HERSELF UP IN THE CORNER! A SLOW, SADISTIC SMILE GROWS ON THE FACE OF THE SAMOAN, WHO CHARGES IN FOR A CORNER SPEAR, ONLY TO GET SIDESTEPPED BY MEGUMI, WHO GOES OUT ONTO THE APRON, LANDING A DEVASTATING DROPKICK ON ATAMI, CRUSHING THE HEAD OF ABEL BETWEEN BOTH HER FEET AND THE RINGPOST!

Eve: ATAMI IS ON WOBBLY LEGS AS HE COMES OUT OF THAT CORNER, NEEDING TO ROPES TO ASSIST HIM TO STAND AS HE DOUBLES OVER, BUT AYU TAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SLINGSHOT DDT, WHICH SPIKES ABEL, HOWEVER, HE MOVES TO A KNEELING POSITION AFTERWARDS, CLEARLY OUT OF IT, BUT TAKES ADVANTAGE WITH RYO NO IKARI!!

Gavin Kirkland: SUPERKICK HITS ITS MARK AS THE HEAD AND ARMS OF ABEL GET HUNG UP ON THE MIDDLE ROPE! AYU MOVES TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER OF ABEL, GARNERING SUPPORT FROM FANS AS SHE SLOWLY STALKS HIM, MAKING HERSELF THE PREDATOR FOR ONCE IN THIS MATCHUP AS ATAMI HAS JUST BECOME THE PREY!

Deadprez: ABEL SLOWLY COMES ABOUT TO TURN AROUND, AND RIGHT INTO..ETHEREAL BLADE!! THE CLAYMORE KICK KNOCKS HER OPPONENTS LIGHTS OUT AS SHE MOVES INTO THE COVER!!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Ponytail to Shushu’ by AKB48 plays to a thunderous ovation from the fans in attendance, having just watched Ayu scratch and claw for a victory tonight, and it bringing them great joy to see her hand raised by the referee.)

Gina Romano: HERES YOUR WINNER…AYU MEGUMI!!

Eve: Ayu Megumi wins with the odds stacked against her! Can you believe that?

Deadprez: To tell you the truth, somewhat, yes. There’s a reason why Hurricane Hawk sees bright things in the future for Megumi, and we’ll only be reminded why as more time passes by.

Gavin Kirkland: You’re damn right about that, Ayu just topped a 6’3, 247 pound opponent, now I wonder if she can top me…:mjlit:

Eve: :dahell:

(The camera fades elsewhere on the final shot of Ayu posing on the stage area before transitioning into a scene from before the show.)

[SCREENBAR – MOTORSPORT ARENA ELITISTS PARKING LOT ]

( The camera picks up audio from the left entrance of a parking lot where it reveals a car pulling up to the curb. The door opens to Jon Kelton emerging out of the shadows, with London Zelaya exiting after him. London hands him bottled water. He takes a long sip before looking up at the corridor and briefly bowing his head down. )

Jon Kelton: Clash Of Kingdoms 2 was yet another squandered opportunity for us and as upset I am at the result, there is nothing I could do about it. I put all of my eggs in that basket, I gave more than one-hundred percent than ever, and took Adam Lucas to the absolute limit—but, it was all in vain. I honestly believed that I would be stepping into this arena with the EAW Hardcore Championship to our name. Imagine that, London; Jon Kelton, the new EAW Hardcore Champion. That label is something that I have been missing from my career for years, and it seems like everytime that I am even in proximity of these monikers, they are taken away from me.

( They stop walking through the parking lot and face each other. )

London Zelaya: Really back to moping around, are you? You are right about how there is nothing we could do about that reality. Unless we are some sorcerers or whatever, it is truly impossible to change what has happened in the past. However, that doesn’t mean we can take the proper necessary steps in order to ensure that these stumbling blocks do not reappear in your future no more. Why do you think you were in center stage in Kuwait City? It was because your perseverance led you there. Your heart and determination resulted in you getting one of your biggest opportunities yet and even if you didn’t get the result you wanted, at the end of the day, Jon Kelton learns and gets stronger, that is the most important aspect of them all. Feeling like you failed, acting like you are destined to fail is going to guarantee that those things you think about yourself are going to become reality. In order to turn things around, Jon, you need to get away from that mindset. You have before. It isn’t strange, a foreign, or an unlearned concept to you. You know how to tap out and tap into the appropriate mindset, and that is what I need you to do right now. I want you to throw that loser mentality into the fucking trash, and I want you to channel the mentality of a winner and show that Create-A-Wrestler who is boss around here.

Jon Kelton: You really think that? Don’t you think that after all this time, it should all reward me eventually? I have been chipping away at this for damn years, London. You know that. You know how long it has taken me to even get a sliver of a taste of that championship gold. When will I get that taste? When will I get my opportunity? I see all of these newcomers come by and immediately pass by me on the rankings. How come I have been diligently working my ass off every damn day for nearly a decade only for these rookies to immediately rocket past me? I know the answer, but it makes me think, man. I understand that I need to tap out of this mindset, but eventually, something has to give. There is going to be a time where my chances are going to run out and wrestling will no longer be my life. I mean, look at Amir Yusu-

London Zelaya: AMIR YUSUF IS IRRELEVANT RIGHT NOW! Like I said, your mind should be only focused on teaching Robert who is the better elitist. Don’t worry about Adam Lucas. Don’t concern yourself about Amir Yusuf. Just focus on Robert. After you get rid of that guy? Worry about others, but for now… Roberto De La Rosa. God, you are so frustrating sometimes. You know that?

( Zelaya shakes his head and rolls her eyes while Kelton simply responds by shrugging his shoulders. Both begin to turn to exit the parking lot before an obnoxious sound of a car is heard pulling up right beside them. A red, 1964 Lincoln Continental Sedan slams the breaks on the path and Ronan Malosi pops out of the door. Strobe lights and smoke come out of the Sedan. With pep in his step, Ronan Malosi nonchalantly approaches the couple with bands of money in his hand. He flaunts it to the security guard and rains it down on others before stopping at Jon Kelton. )

Ronan Malosi: Awwwww, poor buddy… Do you need some money? Are you having some financial issues? Are you unable to provide for London Zelaya anymore? It must be so painful to be so broke and homeless. Literally, when you are this down bad, no one considers you to be an equal. Do your friends and family even acknowledge you anymore? Does London adequately please you anymore? Do you even wine and dine like me? I don’t think you do and that explains that pout on your face. 

Jon Kelton: Do you need something? We really should get going. 

Ronan Malosi: Do I need something? You honestly believe you are in a position to ask such a wealthy man an idiotic question? The only person in this conversation that is in need of something is you, my friend. I am not talking to London, I am talking to you. It seems like you are in financial trouble. Your problems are actually way more than how you are doing financially. Overall, in life, you suck. You suck at everything in life right now. But, do not stress! Stress no more because I do not have a problem assisting homeless people in need like you, Kelton. I have always considered myself to be a Good Samaritan, so why wouldn’t I? Therefore, I am offering to give you some petty cash.

( Ronan offers a thousand dollar band to Jon Kelton. Kelton’s expression still hasn’t changed from unimpressed. He sees that he has no interest and puts the dollar band back in his pocket )

Ronan Malosi: Come on! Really? You don’t want a thousand? Think about how much you could buy for yourself. This shit is the money that I make in that slee-

Jon Kelton: Watch your mouth, Ronan. I don’t know what your problem is with me, but I suggest you watch what you say, especially about London. 

Ronan Malosi: Oh, London? I don’t know what I said wrong, but when it comes to her. I do believe she deserves someone who could provide for her well in all extensive purposes if you know what I mean. Anyways, I don’t really want to leave you hanging or anything, so just take this for now. Trust me, you’re going to need it when you have nowhere to go after they pay you nothing for losing. Catch you later!

( Ronan Malosi proceeds to hand him half of the thousand dollar band and obnoxiously shuffles away. Kelton looks at them as if he is ready to pounce, but Zelaya puts a hand on his shoulder to calm him down. He looks down at the money placed on his hand and shakes his head. He hands it over to London and continues to walk without saying anything. This encounter with Ronan is definitely going to be something he will remember. )

[SCREENBAR – Ad Infinitum’s personal locker room.]

**Wrap…**

**Wrap…**

**Wrap…**

(The sound of tape being yanked and stuck takes over the speakers in the arena, with the camera angle slowly returning from the first commercial break of the night; opening up on the shot of a wooden door. The camera lingers for just a moment, before eventually, it fades out to another – this time inside the room – as we see Ad Infinitum; Charlie Marr and Veena Adams. It’s obvious upon first glance that neither one of these two are over the moon about how things have transpired recently. Seething. Fuming. Outraged. Any of the words can apply to Ad Infinitum in this moment in time as they have just faced failure once more, despite the fact they expected to slide into victory with ease at Clash of Kingdoms. Charlie Marr is the one seen wrapping his hands up, as he has a match later on tonight, wearing his wrestling attire, whereas Veena Adams is wearing an outfit that compliments her… looks. Yet despite that, the fashion sense is not to fool people; nor is their attitude. They are legitimately pissed off, as Veena Adams paces back and forth around the room.)

Veena Adams: What the hell happened… what… what the fucking hell happened??? After all that, they really… 😐😐😐

(Veena scratches her head, before she opens her hands and begins to use her fingers to count…)

Veena Adams: I mean, for one we fucking had them in the palm of our hands. We had them pretty much beat. About to make history that we were always going to make this season… Two, that was *supposed* to be an EXPECTED easy win in Kuwait… Three, they didn’t stand a chance whatso-fucking-ever… yet that skank Cumeron somehow got that victory… and I can’t figure out HOW.

(Charlie Marr, in the face of Veena’s venting, appears not calm; but collected. Sure, he’s mad, yet he’s able to keep that inside, as he listens to his partner and nods in agreement, whilst he’s rubbing his hands against his head to keep himself, for the most part, composed.)

Veena Adams: Ad Infinitum were – *ARE* – meant to reign supreme, all a part of our plan. Your goal to cement your legacy, and for me to prove not only that I’m fucking serious, but serious about everything *WE* had said. But it’s that “somehow” that just agitates me. That rubs me the wrong fucking way, and whilst I know that you don’t like dwelling on the past… you get it, right? This all makes sense, right? 

(Charlie nods.)

Veena Adams: Yeah, I thought so. *Groaaaaan.* Y’know, setbacks – setbacks that this SHOULD be like – come and go, because they’re a fucking minor issue, this? This is different… Jamie O’Hara’s cum pot and the walking man slut sex trafficker thot-LA walked out on top. That’s just one big head shaker. What kind of universe allows a fucking sob story to be the one that comes out victorious?

(Charlie eventually rises from his seated position, with his now-wrapped up arms folding and his head shaking. He lets out a sigh of his own. Charlie too feels the same way, he’s just yet to be vocal on it. Not to mention he needs to be ready for his bout coming up later on in the night. If not? It gives an advantage, even if Charlie believes he’ll win either way. Charlie looks down at Veena, as she looks up. Making eye contact, Charlie nods once again, agreeing with her statement, before turning to the camera to talk back; give his very own thoughts.)

Charlie Marr: I don’t give a fuck what TLA thinks. I don’t give a fuck what that piece of shit has to say. Quite frankly, I don’t, because one way or another *we* are not finished. Somehow, Cameron was able to pull it off for you, yet it’s that same “somehow” that not only delays but guarantees our success. Veena may be stressed to fuck right now, but believe me, *that isn’t a good thing for you.* Especially when we have you in our sights. One way or another, regardless of the attempt, regardless of the build up. TLA, we’re not done with you. And we will not be done with you until *we* decide. Consider Clash of Kingdoms 2 simply unfinished business because that business does not end until you are lying in the center of the mat, dying the white red. I promised you that the threat of Ad Infinitum will always be in the back of your mind, and if it means quite literally making that memory reality by taking a piece of your skull as memorabilia, that goes down with me. Amir Yusuf tonight should be a warning shot to you… because if what I’m going to do is something that I’m simply doing to someone I couldn’t care less about… *how bad does it get when it’s to you-*

(Yet, Charlie is cut off. In terrible timing, a knock on the door is heard, and this triggers Veena Adams even more as they are now being interrupted despite the fact they’re airing on live television. Veena begins to head towards the door as she holds onto the knob, before twisting it to reveal none other than The Latin Assassin himself; speak of the devil, TLA is here! As a matter of fact, it’s almost as if he was here the entire time, as a HUGE smirk is plastered on his face.)

TLA: Hola, perras y putas! That’s you btw Veena. :eyes: :eyes:

(Veena Adams quickly tries to close the door by slamming it in TLA’s face, but he places his foot in the gap, and pushes it open – Veena Adams stumbling back – before TLA struts inside, and takes a seat on the couch; kicking his feet up onto the armstand of the couch and placing his hands behind his head.)

TLA: //c.tenor.com/3bdZEnxd5OAAAAAC/swag-spiderman.gif

(TLA grins.)

TLA: Not the best I been led on before, botes de basura, but even without the women all over me this shit be comfortable. :mjlit:

(Charlie Marr’s eyesight remains locked on TLA barging in as if he owned the place, however, TLA simply laughs in rebuttal upon seeing Charlie Marr. As for Charlie, it’s almost as if he was a few seconds away from snapping, and that could very much be a limit he breaks to here if TLA continues to mess with him – almost a guarantee considering who that man is and what it is that man stands for – pissing people off.)

TLA: What’s poppin’, ,mucha basura??? Getting mad? Shit, the only pussy we be accepting here is the vag, not you. If you got something to say –  di lo que piensas – you best be sayin’ that to my face compadre! 

(Charlie once again takes a deep breath. TLA is visibly getting underneath his – specifically, Veena’s –  nerves, and that’s not something Charlie Marr to happen. TLA looks up at him with another shit eating grin…)

TLA: Speaking of which, amigo-

Charlie Marr: No. Get the fuck out of here before I  use force to get you out of here. No one will stop me. I will handle this in my own time.

(TLA begins to audible laugh at Charlie Marr.)

TLA: 🤔 Do I???? Nunca. Just like you ain’t stop me at COK, just like you ain’t stop mine. Human trafficking? Nah, azada, but I know you ain’t gon get it. See, Charles, I beat you. Cam beat Veena, amigo, and I could do it again any day of the week cuz I be that good at my shit. You a lil bih in a fond full of big vato’s, and maybe if yo bald yee yee ass got good you’d have some perras on ya polla if you catch what I be drifting. Cuz I know you and lil’ gorl over there don’t be getting any of that shit. Fr a villain origin story.

(TLA laughs at them in mockery as the whole arena laughs in response. This, for Charlie Marr, would be the limit ot the annoyance as he suddenly grabs TLA by the hair and lunges towards him!)

Charlie Marr: I TOLD YOU YOUR PROBLEM!

*SMACK!*

Charlie Marr: AND YOU DIDN’T LISTEN!

*SMACK!*

Charlie Marr: IT’LL COST YOU!

*SMACK!*

(After three executive strikes to the head, with the sound of Veena cheering in the background, we see Charlie Marr lift TLA up off his feet before he throws him into the water container inside of the locker room! Yet, only he thinks, as TLA SOMEHOW manages to backflip off of it, landing on his feet!)

TLA: :whew: Got them hops.

Veena Adams: SHUT THE *FUCK* UP!

(Charlie Marr turns around, only to be met with a roundhouse kick to the head; temporarily stunning him as TLA goes for the Mexican Destroyer! It almost connects, but Charlie counters, hitting a back body drop right onto the carpet-covered concrete!)

Charlie Marr: THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT UNFINISHED BUSINESS LOOKS LIKE! 

(Charlie Marr then grabs TLA by his hair once more, and lifts him off the ground. After a few inner forearm strikes to the back, he hooks both of his arms looking for ‘The Queen is Dead’ – the Double Underhook DDT – before TLA fights back! He runs forward and drives Charlie Marr into the television stand, knocking it over, before the two trade strikes!)

TLA: YO *punch* SHIT *punch* WEAK *punch* BICHO RARO!

Charlie Marr: I *punch* WILL *punch* FUCK *punch* YOU UP!

(As the two yell, shout, and brawl, arena security alongside officials would run inside of the locker room and get between the two. At first, they’re unable to split them apart; their beef runs too deep for it to be that easy, however, after a struggle TLA is eventually dragged away from Charlie, who absolutely snapped. After yelling insults at each other, we see TLA being shut outside of the locker room…)

Security Guard: Don’t pull that crap again, you here me?!

TLA: I be hearing you but I ain’t understand, talador. I’ll try, but you got no promise. Adiós bastardos. I got better bitches to be beating. 

(TLA’s face shows the same feeling Ad Infinitum’s had shown earlier; the feeling of anger, and the lack of happiness. TLA definitely wants to engage once more, but there’s no way in nor out; he knows it’s impossible for now. He shakes his head, before turning around and walking off. The door slams shut, as the security guards chatter among themselves. Showdown fades elsewhere…)


( A commercial break considering an EAW version of Squid Game where Xander Payne gets eliminated in the first minute of Red Light, Green Light due to running out of breath. )

(The scene fades into the ring with Roberto De La Rosa already inside the ring. “Ser Real” by Oscar Cortez featuring T3R Element is playing in the background.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL —

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM HIDALGO, MEXICO, WEIGHING IN 245 POUNDS…HE IS ‘EL PADRASTO’…ROBERTO DE LA ROSA!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Here is the man from Mexico, who is looking to add some more wins to his column with a victory over Jon Kelton, who is looking to bounce back after failing to defeat Adam Lucas at Clash of Kingdoms!

(“Last Strike” by Polo G begins to replace “Ser Real” as Jon Kelton comes out, looking a bit frustrated that he was placed in this particular match, but he’s looking to get a win off the rookie.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST….FROM TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA…WEIGHING IN 212 POUNDS… ‘THE CHOSEN ONE’…JON KELTON!!!!!

Eve: Here is the man, who put on a wonderful performance against Adam Lucas at Clash of Kingdoms. I thought that these two stole the show last weekend and really demonstrated how good Jon Kelton is underneath those lights.

Deadprez: Now, it’s been a rough road for Jon Kelton this season, but it hasn’t stopped him from putting in the work and making sure that he turns his luck around! But, some things haven’t clicked for him, but that could all change as we head towards Reasonable Doubt!

Gavin Kirkland: It almost marks one year that Jon Kelton lost his 24/7 contract. I wonder if that is lingering in the back of his mind as he approaches our next event?

(DING! DING! DING!) 

Deadprez: Roberto De La Rosa invites Jon Kelton in a ‘test of strength’ as Jon accepts the challenge! While the two men don’t have the height advantage, Roberto weighs 245 pounds to Jon’s 211 pounds! The two men are not allowing themselves to be pushed over, but it seems like Roberto is beginning to back Jon away, but Jon connects with a punch to the stomach, which takes Roberto back! Jon connects with a punch to the face, which staggers the bigger man back! Roberto manages to regain his balance, before charging towards ‘The Chosen One’ with a clothesline!

Gavin Kirkland: Jon Kelton stops Roberto De La Rosa with a rolling snapmare, which gets ‘El Padrastro’ into a seated position, but Jon follows up that rolling snapmare with a superkick to Roberto’s face! Jon gets Roberto by his chin and it seems like he’s trash-talking him before smacking him across the face! I’m not sure if that was the brightest thing for Jon to do! I mean, Roberto De La Rosa is a man who ran the cartel in Mexico. He could probably place a hit on Jon if he wanted too! :lupe: 

Eve: I feel like that would be a waste of time, Gavin. :skip: Jon Kelton begins to apply a front headlock to Roberto De La Rosa as he slowly gets him up to his feet! Roberto is trying to fight his way out of the front headlock, BUT JON BEGINS TO THROW SOME PUNCHES TO THE NECK AND SPINE OF ROBERTO! THIS KNOCKS THE MAN TO ONE KNEE AS JON TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A CALF KICK! JON PULLS ROBERTO CLOSE TO HIM, GETS HIM IN POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SNAP SUPLEX! JON RACES FOR THE COVER! COULD HE END THIS MATCH HERE?!??!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTWWW–

Deadprez: Roberto De La Rosa with a shoulder up! Jon Kelton gets Roberto in a headlock while connecting with some punches to the top of Roberto’s forehead! There’s no denying that Jon has been in need of competition! He’s not too keen when he’s given talent like Roberto De La Rosa, who is in the stages of needing to prove himself to the EAW Universe! Jon has an ego on him! He thinks that he’s this big shot and deserves to be treated as one! Now, don’t get me wrong — he’s taken part in some banger matches, but I do think that he’s still missing something that can catapult him to the next level.

Gavin Kirkland: I am not here to deny that Jon Kelton doesn’t put in the work, but I’m going to be real with you, DP and Eve — there’s Elitists in the back better than Jon Kelton. They are more hungry than Jon Kelton. They put in more work than Jon Kelton. Being a good worker is great and all, but you need more than that. You see the competition on top? You need to see what they do and replicate that, but with your own twist! It’s more than being a part of some amazing matches, but winning them? :drakelike: That’s what gets you noticed!

Eve: Um, that was an interesting analysis right there, Gavin! Roberto De La Rosa is trying to get himself to one knee, but Jon Kelton is trying to keep that headlock off of him, but Roberto is trying to shove Jon into one of the vertical set of ropes and it seems like the referee may call for a count there!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

Deadprez: It seems like Jon Kelton released his hold as Roberto De La Rosa finds his opening and connects with a knee to the ribs of ‘The Chosen One!’ This allows for Roberto to get Jon into position and throw him over his head with a German suplex! JON LANDS ON HIS KNEE, BUT ROBERTO IS ABLE TO SEE THAT RIGHT AWAY BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THE FACE AS THAT SENDS JON INTO ONE OF THE CORNERS! ROBERTO CHARGES TOWARDS JON BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SHARP ELBOW TO THE CHEST OF JON! THAT STAGGERS HIM FORWARD AS ROBERTO CONNECTS WITH A SIDEWALK SLAM! ROBERTO WITH THE COVER THERE! IS THIS GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO PUT JON KELTON AWAY??

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTWWWWW—

Gavin Kirkland: Jon Kelton powers through! Roberto De La Rosa knows what a victory over someone who’s been here longer like Jon Kelton could do for him! It may get some attention on him! It could possibly open the door for opportunities from Hurricane Hawk! Roberto finds his way to his feet and he is stalking Jon up to his feet! ROBERTO SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A KNEE STRIKE, NAILING JON IN THE FACE! ROBERTO CALLS THAT ‘BORDER CRASHER’ AS HE DROPS JON TO ONE KNEE! IT SEEMS LIKE ROBERTO IS LOOKING TO GET JON FOR THE ‘GRITO MEXICANO’ — THE SPINNING HIGH CROSS SITTING POWERBOMB —

Eve: But, Jon Kelton begins to punch his way out of the move, preventing his feet from getting off the ground! He lifts Roberto De La Rosa and throws him off his back! A back body drop as Roberto crashes onto his back! –JON PICKS UP ROBERTO BY HIS NECK AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH THE ‘TWIST OF FATE,’ BUT IT SEEMS LIKE JON IS LOOKING TO WRAP UP THIS MATCH AS HE PICKS UP ROBERTO, BEFORE KICKING HIM IN THE STOMACH BEFORE HOOKING HIM BY THE ARMS FOR THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT THAT HE CALLS ‘FINAL ATONEMENT.’ THE MOVE CONNECTS!!! JON WITH THE COVER!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Last Strike” plays again as Jon Kelton gets off of Roberto De La Rosa and gets back to his feet.)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…JON KELTON!!!!!!

Deadprez: A wonderful way to bounce back for Jon Kelton after Clash of Kingdoms! It’s been a rough two weeks for him, but he looks to be in good shape going into Reasonable Doubt! 

Gavin Kirkland: Roberto De La Rosa got some offense in, but Jon Kelton was able to rise above it and pull off the win! 

( Jon Kelton continues to celebrate in the ring until it cuts to a brief commercial break. )

( A short commercial of Ronan Malosi betting his money on horse-racing and winning one-hundred grand. However, he accidentally leaves all of the money under a seat and it is stolen. Life is good if you invest with Ronan Malosi until you get robbed. )

[SCREENBAR – Backstage in the Motorpoint Arena]

(As the EAW Broadcast fades in, the darkness comes to light as we see a literal light; the camera pointing up at the roof as the cameraman moves forward. In the background, crashing and banging is heard. The camera begins to lower, before panning over to a wooden door – either a janitor’s closet or a storage closet – before it slams open. The cameraman begins to move backwards, as a visible mess had been made inside. Outside now stands Ashley Flores, who is head over heels about her loss at Clash of Kingdoms, still to this day. Makes you wonder how every other day has been for her. She turns around and begins to storm forward, as the cameraman follows. Yet, funnily enough, there would be no direction. Nowhere they’re truly aiming to go. The cameraman may as well be following a runaway dog with the simple intention to record what it does. Ashley bit off the proverbial hook and ran loose in the arena. It’s almost as if she’s looking for some*thing* or some*one* to be mad at.)

Ashley Flores: THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT!

(She yells, before stopping in her tracks to kick a cable cart.)

Ashley Flores: REALLY? OF ALL PEOPLE??? They let that wannabe “Saint” of all people just walts out there like she owns the place, no one desiring to keep her in check, and somehow I allowed myself to be NO EXCEPTION to that??? WHAT THE… *kick* FUCK! 

(Her sudden outbursts of rage right now are obviously not the only time they’ve happened, seeing as we see bruises on her knuckles the second she slams her hand into the cable cart. It has to be left up to interpretation, but that’s definitely a sign of Ashley having punched something hard, or something multiple times, whether that be now or sometime earlier this week. Either way, without a shadow of a doubt she’s undergoing some deep layered anger issues over that one event, as if it was eating her up inside. Ashley tends to complain, a lot, yet this is a whole other level of complaining; visibly angry, yet you didn’t even need to see her to be sure of this. Practically ruling the Backstage Hallway, Ashley Continues her internal monologue as she looks to turn the corner.)

Ashley Flores: How the hell did she- 

(Suddenly, *BAM!* Ashley collides with someone barely shorter than she is. The two stumble back before the cameraman walks to the opposite side of Ashley, revealing none other than Ayu Megumi being the person she collided with. She brushes her hair out of her face, before looking up at Ashley with a smile. Ayu didn’t really mean to cause any harm, she was just minding her own business, presumably investigating what the sounds were – but it doesn’t matter, as Ashley looks down at her with an anger-ridden frown on her face. She looks unimpressed with Ayu, and she obviously didn’t appreciate bumping into her.)

Ayu Megumi: Oh, my ba-

Ashley Flores: NO! What the hell was that??? Weren’t you looking where you were going? Making sure people turning corners wouldn’t hit you? Hell, why were you so close to the damn wall anyway? Not only are you just bumping into me, but you’re practically interrupting me whilst I’m trying to vent away the anger that was brought upon me by that skank ass whore Candie Blair or whatever stripper name she decided to call herself. Mind your own fucking business before you start ruining mine, ‘kay? ‘Kay. Your presence is unwanted. *YOU* are unwanted. 

(Ayu Megumi slightly frowns at this response, as her eyebrows scrunch up at the uncalled for anger that was delivered in her direction; seeing as she was a simple passer-byer, looking to move on with her life just after her match with Abel Itami not too far earlier into the night.)

Ayu Megumi: Um, yeah, I’m sorry about that! I promise, I did not mean to cause any harm or fault with you, I was literally just moving by. Just trying to find the locker room is all. I’m just not used to these non-American arenas after being there for a few months… 

(Ashley rolls her eyes…)

Ayu Megumi: Now I’m really really sorry to ask this, truly, because I know what you just said about minding my own business; but why ARE you getting this angry? I only overheard the last few moments of what you were talking about, and… slamming something I guess. I can’t imagine anything being that bad to the point where you have to take it out on everything you see. Is everything alright, Ashley? 

(Ayu Megumi gives her a worried, concerned expression for her efforts after overhearing her anger attack. In response, Ashley Flores gags; gags at the kindness that was put on display here, and gags at the fact that she’s being so openly kind to her. It completely goes against Ashley’s memo, but the fact Ayu got yelled at and told to fuck off only for her to smile and act as if Ashley was a friend? That was insulting to Ashley. She doesn’t see any other way to perceive it. That’s an insult. She just told Ayu that she’s unwanted and got a “what’s wrong?” in return. To Ashley, and most likely only Ashley, this was wrong.)

Ashley Flores: UM, are you KIDDING ME? Ugh. Fine. Just sit your ass there and actually listen this time, seeing as you didn’t just then – I don’t want to repeat myself. As I’m sure you’ve saw, at Clash of Kingdom’s I *failed* to beat some *slut* who is the worst member of the *Ava Family* because I allowed myself to get stepped over *by that particular slut.* Got it? Good. I don’t want to hear another word from your mouth, so keep it shut. I’m not sure what fucking else you want to know, but that’s the jist of it. 

Ayu Megumi: :lupe: And that’s a bad thing… because? Chin up, it’s just a loss! You’re good-

Ashley Flores: NO! IT’S NOT JUST A FUCKING LOSS! That’s fucking humiliation, that’s her somehow coming out on top despite everyone knowing she doesn’t deserve it! This is the bitch who would rather team up with a fruity fucking fairy virgin instead of trying to be successful, she coulda just said no with that. But yeah, I should just chin up!

(Ayu Megumi shakes her head, before a chuckle is heard escaping her lips, preceding a sigh. She smiles at Ashley once more.)

Ayu Megumi: Listen… at Territorial Invasion, Team Showdown lost. I lost, right? But… despite that… I don’t feel that bad. I can’t help but take notice of the fact that our team fought until the very end, and that’s something I’d rather focus on than defeat. Instead of who lost and who won, we had a good showing, and that’s enough to keep me going! Because it means more and more every time. You had a good performance? Do it better next time, and repeat the process. Works for me every time. Believe me, Ashley, it will work for you.

(Ayu Megumi brushes her hair back…)

Ayu Megumi: No offense, Ashley, but focusing on “failure” just so you can get mad at “failure” won’t help that “failure” not come back around, you know? I think that, if you take some notes from me, you’ll be sure as hell back on your feet in no time! I believe in you. 🙂

(Ashley Flores stares directly into Ayu’s eyes, as the camera pans across to show pure fire in them, as the rage slowly and slowly begins to build up more and more inside of Ashley Flores, getting worse despite the encouraging words.)

Ashley Flores: REALLY? No offense??? That’s incredibly offensive! How fucking DARE you, bitch? Are you really undermining my own work? Saying I’ll “get ‘em next time”??? You should be acknowledging what kinda bullshit happened at Clash of Kingdom’s for even God to be on Candie’s side. You should be acknowledging the fact she somehow came out on top, not what I should do “next time” you stupid fucking bitch. Are you as dumb as a rock? I do not CARE about any of that bull. I was supposed to get richer than previous, yet I have to sit back and see Senorita Skank get her undeserved due, only to go back to losing a month later when she faces off against some irrelevant wrestler in a match all about caskets and dolls like usual. And don’t even get me started on “not feeling bad.” Your team lost. Big deal. Jamie O’Hara was stood tall, not *A PLASTIC BITCH* who’s sex appeal and family name is the only reason she’s here. As a matter of fact, Ayu? Why are YOU here? Why are you still talking to me? Your advice is already fucking terrible, why should I need to hear more from you? Here, I’ll take the initiative seeing as you CAN’T, and move on. Damn I’m- … you know what, just fucking forget it! 

(Ashley Flores shoulder’s Ayu Megumi by brushing past her and stomping her foot, absolutely heated at everything that’s transpired over the past couple of days. Ashley doesn’t like to feel patronized, and that’s quite clear. On the other hand, Ayu appears to be baffled – disappointed – at the fact that Ashley Flores just treated her like this for seemingly no reason, berating her over simple advice. As she shakes her head, Ayu heads into her initial direction, before the broadcast then fades elsewhere…)

(The camera pans to the ring with the announcer, Gina Romano ready to introduce the next match.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST RESIDING NOW IN LOS ANGELES, CA.! WEIGHING IN AT 280 POUNDS! RONAN MALOSI!!!!!!!

(“Mo Money” by Ben McLusky starts to play throughout the arena, as Ronan Malosi walks out with a huge smile on his face, looking dapper as ever. He looks around the arena as the crowd boos him, but he pays them no attention, instead focusing on the ring while seemingly extremely elated after taking a small break and returning at Territorial Invasion.)

Deadprez: Ronan Malosi is back on Showdown in action and this time he is facing Limmy Monaghan. Ronan has an impressive showing in the Divide and Conquer match but was ultimately eliminated, this is his chance to get right back in the thick of things with a huge win over the man who almost became the Answers World Champion.

Eve: Ronan looks a lot happier, at the same time he has always been a very talented wrestler, the question now is, has the short time away helped him come back to focus after he lost to Harper Lee at Bloodsport, this match will definitely be indicative of that.

Gavin Kirkland: Long as Ronan is happy, I am NOT, because without Alissa, he lost his shine in my book!

(Ronan slides into the ring, posing and smiling widely while the fans continue to boo him. His music starts to fade, and it is replaced with “King’s Dead” by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake as Limmy Monaghan comes out accompanied by Walter Bivens who stands there for a moment before we see four Welsh Royal Army Soldiers dressed in their tunics holding muskets stand to the side of the ramp way as Limmy Monaghan smirks slowly walking to the ring as they raise their weapons for Limmy and Bivens to walk under…)

Gina Romano: AHD HIS OPPONENT ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY WALTER BIVENS! WEIGHING IN AT 224 POUNDS! FROM GLASGOW, SCOTLAND! “THE MONARCH” LIMMY MONAGHAN!!!!

(There is a mix reaction as Limmy makes his way toward the ring slowly, Bivens leading the way as Ronan looks on. Limmy gets in the ring after Bivens holds the ropes open for him, glaring right at Ronan.)

Deadprez: Big fight feel here tonight in Cardiff and the Royal Welsh Army made their presence felt just now giving Limmy some royal respect for being a fellow United Kingdom native. He was so close to dethroning Kassidy Heart and becoming the Answers World Champion, how will he bounce back tonight?

Eve: He is in a must win situation if he is to stay in the conversation, that is all there is to it. We saw the side of Kassidy no one wanted to see, and well, he and Bivens unleashed it out of her, so now he has to pick up the pieces, focus one match at a time to get back up there for another shot.

Gavin Kirkland: He was robbed, he should be champion now, but whatever, I know that Limmy will be back up there again. Ronan Malosi might be happy, but without Alissa since he dropped her off at Applebee’s never to be seen again, I could care less what he does.

(Ronan and Limmy glare at each other, Bivens helps Monaghan out of his entrance gear before the referee checks on both men and calls for the bell and the start of the match.)

(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(Both men circle the ring, Limmy sizes up Ronan before they lock up, the much stronger Ronan throws Limmy off as he lands on his buttocks. Looking up at the bigger Ronan who starts to laugh, he then turns and asks for a mic while Limmy looks on a bit confused. Ronan is finally handed one…)

Ronan Malosi: Limmy…. Limmy…. Look I get it, you are back in the United Kingdom, but this is a dumpster fire in Wales, the asshole of the UK!

(The crowd erupts in jeers and boos….)

Deadprez: Ronan looking to get mobbed here by this crowd.

Gavin Kirkland: Good, there is no Alissa!

Eve: I don’t know what Ronan is trying to pull but obviously he has a lot to say.

(Ronan doesn’t care about the reaction of the fans, he just laughs it off and then focuses back on Limmy who is up to his feet by now…)

Ronan Malosi: You probably should have stayed seated Limmy, but see, I am a generous man. Ever since I took my little break and needed some time off, I went and did a little bit of gambling, guess what, I STRUCK AT RICH! That’s right, I AM A MADE MAN AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, LIMSTER!? It means I am a giving man, sharing the wealth and since it seems like you’re outmatches in every aspect of this match, considering you’re still recovering from the ass-kicking at Territorial Invasion, I’m going to be a generous and charitable Elitist here. So, how’s about this Limster, in front of this United Kingdom fan base, I will give you $50 thousand American Dollars to lay down right now, we don’t have to break a single sweat and can just go about the rest of the evening?

(Limmy looked shocked that Ronan offered him that amount of money, he looks around for a moment and looks over at Walter Bivens who shrugs his shoulders.)

Deadprez: Is he for real here!?

Gavin Kirkland: TAKE IT!

Eve: He really is offering 50K? What a jerk!

(Limmy actually ponders about it for a moment and then nods, Ronan laughs as he goes to shake his hand, Limmy shakes it….)

Deadprez: AND REELS HIM INTO A SHORT CLOTHESLINE! LIMMY MONAGHAN JUST GAVE RONAN MALOSI HIS ANSWER! HE WAS NOT TAKING THE BUY OUT AND WE CAN SEE THAT LIMMY HAS HAD A MORE AGGRESSIVE ATTITUDE SINCE TERRITORIAL INVASION! Ronan is trying to roll out of the ring, but Limmy grabs him back up to his feet, forearm, after forearm backing him up to the ropes, whipping him across, SPINNING HEEL KICK AND RONAN GOES DOWN THIS TIME HE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AS THE CROWD CHEERS FOR LIMMY A RECEPTION HE NORMALLY DOESN’T GET!

Eve: Ronan needs to be smart about this, he needs to regroup as his plan did not work! Wait Limmy is right behind him as the referee is administering the count!

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

(Ronan runs around the ring, Bivens moves out of the way before he is ran over, sliding into the ring, Limmy slides in afterwards….)

Deadprez: BIG BOOT BY RONAN! LIMMY TOOK THAT RIGHT IN THE FACE AND HE IS DOWN ALREADY EARLY IN THIS MATCH! LOOK AT RONAN! HE IS LAUGHING! PICKING HIM UP QUICKLY, WHIP INTO THE TURNBUCKLE, FOLLOWS UP WITH A CLOTHESLINE AND BULLDOG COMBINATION! RONAN WITH A QUICK COVER!

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

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Limmy kicks out! Walter Bivens for a second there was nervous! Limmy took a big hit to the face and then the bulldog but was able to kick out and we have seen the resiliency from both men in the past, but Ronan let’s face it and I hate to admit this, but he is a different man. He looks more intent on making a big splash and as a former Interwire Champion, he had the taste of gold and wants it again! Ronan picks up Limmy by the hair, whipping him into the ropes, going for a sidewalk slam, Limmy is able to spin out of it, Russian Leg Sweep and that takes Ronan down! Limmy is slowly back up, he runs against the ropes, leg drop, rolling back on his feet, Moonsault on Ronan for a pinfall attempt!

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

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan kicks out at one and while he is all rich, maybe he will give me 50K and I can go date Alissa!

Deadprez: Keep dreaming Gavin.

Gavin Kirkland: Hey, we lost Thiccany to Dynasty, the women on this roster are now thinning out but I still have Veena!

Deadprez: Concentrate on the damn match Gavin! Ronan is in trouble as Limmy has taken advantage and now he hops on the turnbuckle, waiting for Ronan to get up, and as he does, MISSILE DROPKICK! NO! RONAN MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND LIMMY LANDS FACE AND CHEST FIRST ON THE MATS! Ronan start to kick Limmy who is down! He is trampling the young man over and over! Ronan with the hair pull and he sets him up, stalling suplex and that rushed all the blood to Limmy’s head!

Eve: It really did and in the early goings Ronan is playing a smart game, Limmy is trying to take control but unfortunately Ronan has found an answer for almost everything! Sitting Limmy up, Ronan with a stiff kick to the back of Limmy and now driving his knee into the back of Limmy, spreading his arms out by the wrists and really wrenching back. Limmy is screaming in pain, but Ronan has it locked, he is not letting go of it at all, and wrenching back and trying to slow down Limmy.

Gavin Kirkland: I can’t stand Ronan for what he did to Alissa, but at the same time it is nice to have rich friends in high places, maybe I should be a little nicer to him and then he can like spend a lot of money on me. I could be his wingman!

Deadprez: Whatever Gavin, but Limmy is in a world of hurt right now, he is finding himself locked into that move and is grounding Limmy, he has him down but look at Limmy, he is starting to get out of it, kicking and screaming and Ronan can’t hang on!

(Ronan tries to hold the move but Limmy uses this strength that no one thought he had, breaking out of it! Ronan rolls back to his feet, charging in and is grabbed by Limmy….)

Eve: MURDER TO EXCELLENCE! LOOK AT MONAGHAN WITH THE V-TRIGGER! HE HIT RONAN FLUSH ON THE CHIN AND HE IS NOW BACK UP! STUMBLING AND HERE COMES LIMMY WITH ANOTHER MURDER TO EXCELLENCE AND RONAN FALLS INTO THE ROPES! LOOK AT THE FACE OF MONAGHAN! HAVE YOPU EVER SEEN MORE INTENSITY IN HIS EYES THAN NOW!?

Deadprez: I HAVE NOT! Something snapped in Limmy, and he grabs Ronan by the wrists, KNEE! TO THE CHEST! ANOTHER KNEE! AND ANOTHER! HE CONTINUES KNEE RONAN AND TRYING TO CAVE HIS CHEST IN! Ronan crumbles to the mat and Limmy with a forearm across his face looking for the cover!

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

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THRE……

Gavin Kirkland: RONAN KICKS OUT! MY NEW BESTIE KICKS OUT! Limmy is a bit in shock, gritting his teeth! He picks up Ronan, whipping him into the ropes, back body drop! No! Ronan with a knee lift! Stuns Limmy! He backs up some, he grabs him by the neck… CHOKESLAM! RONAN WITH THE CHOKESLAM! LIMMY IS DOWN AND RONAN NOW HAS HIM BY THE HAIR…. TORTURE RACK!

Eve: Limmy is in trouble! Bivens is beside himself right now and look at Ronan taunting him, but Limmy grabs Ronan’s face, he rakes his eyes and Ronan drops him! Ronan stumbles and Limmy is back on his feet, turning right into LONESOME DREAMS! HE MIGHT HAVE JUST KNOCKED OUT RONAN MALOSI AND HE QUICKLY JUMPS ON HIM FOR THE COVER!

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

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE……

Deadprez: RONAN MALOSI WITH A SHOULDER UP AND LIMMY CAN’T BELIEVE IT! He looks at the referee who shakes his head, holding two fingers as Limmy holds three! We are all stunned as Limmy now is unleashing on Ronan! He is leveling him with fist after fist! Limmy has lost it and the referee is trying his hardest to pull him off administering the count!

Referee: (Off Mic) 1! 2! 3! 4! 5……

(Limmy stops right as the referee was about to say five, sliding back as Ronan is trying to recover, even checking his lip for blood. Limmy looks over at Walter Bivens who slams his hands on the apron. Screaming at Limmy.)

Walter Bivens: (Off Mic) DON’T STOP! FINSIH THIS LIMMY! SHOW THEM YOU ARE A WORLD CHAMPION!

(Limmy nods and gets to his feet, waiting for Ronan who is slowly getting up, as he wobbles to his feet, Limmy charges in…..)

Eve: VERTIGOI! LIMMY WAS CAUGHT WITH THE VERTIGO AND RONAN WITH THE COVER!!!!

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

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE…………….

Eve: LIMMY WITH A SHOUDLER UP! HE SNUCK OUT THE BACK DOOR AND RONAN IS NOW INFURIATED! He needs to keep focus as he thought Limmy was done! Ronan is back up and kicking a downed Limmy, now he is losing it, this time he is choking Limmy out blatantly! The referee with the count as Walter Bivens is screaming right now!

Referee: (Off Mic) 1! 2! 3! 4! 5……

Gavin Kirkland: He broke it just in time and now he is trying to get his senses back! Ronan is up and pacing around Limmy! Stalking him right now and picks him up by the hair! Ronan with some forearms, I am trying here guys, but without Alissa it is tough.

Deadprez: Limmy is back against the ropes, Ronan with a whip into the turnbuckle, Ronan running at Limmy, he slides under the ropes, takes his legs and trips him up! Ronan pulls Limmy cracking his groin into the steel post as Monaghan screams in pain. Look at Ronan! He is laughing and wait…. He turns to Walter Bivens!

Eve: I don’t think Ronan even cares about the count to be honest! What is he doing!?

(Ronan turns to the official, reaches into his pant pockets and takes out a crisp $100 bill, grabbing the referee and pulling him in, shoving the cash in his shirt pocket….)

Ronan Malosi: (Off Mic) That’s for not counting me outside of the ring.

Referee: :notbad:

(The referee doesn’t administer the count, instead he turns to Limmy and checks on him as he is down. Ronan though turns toward Walter Bivens as the crowd roars.)

Walter Bivens: (Off Mic) Now you get back in the ring right now! Limmy is your opponent, not me! Get back in the ring damn it, I said!

Ronan Malosi: (Off Mic) First off old man, you don’t tell ME what to do, second your balding ass….

Walter Bivens: (Off Mic) :comeagain:

Ronan Malosi: (Off Mic) What!? NO! YOU ARE THE ONE BALDING! NOT ME! IS THIS YOUR CLIENT, HUH?! I PROMISE YOU, HE AINT SHIT AND NEITHER ARE YOU!

Walter Biven: (Off Mic) Now hold on……

(But Ronan grabs Bivens by the suit and collar, laughing in his face before shoving him down hard on the ground.)

Deadprez: RONAN MALOSI JUST SHOVED BIVENS TO THE FLOOR AND THAT WAS NOT PLEASANT AT ALL! I THINK BIVENS IS HURT AND WAIT….. LIMMY MONAGHAN JUMPS OFF THE APRON ON TOP OF RONAN AND HE IS UNLEASHING A BEVY OF RIGHT HANDS! RONAN IS TRYING TO COVER BUT HE CAN’T! LIMMY HAS GONE NUTS ON RONAN! HE PICKS HIM UP AND THROWS HIM INTO THE BARRICADE! WAIT…. HE THROWS RONAN INTO THE STEEL POST! RONAN IS WOBBLY ON HIS LEGS AND LIMMY PUSHES HIM BACK INTO THE RING, HE WAITS AS RONAN GETS UP LIMMY FROM THE MIDDLE TOP ROPE MURDER TO EXCELLLENCE! NO! RONAN SIDESTEPS IT, LIMMY TURNS…. DEATH-RO!!!!!

Eve: NO! LIMMY FLIPS OVER AS RONAN WAS READY TO SWING HIM AND LANDS BEHIND RONAN…. HIBERNIAN DAGGER AND LIMMY CONENCTED WITH ALL OF THAT! RONAN FALLS AND LIMMY TURNS HIM OVER HOOKING THE LEG FOR THE COVER!!!!

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

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….. LIMMY MONAGHAN!!!!!!

(“King’s Dead” by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake plays as Limmy throws Ronan’s leg down and falls backwards trying to angrily catch his breath. He looks around with a sneer on his face as Walter Bivens is quickly back up to his feet and in the ring to help his man up while the referee helps Ronan roll out before any more damage is done.)

Deadprez: We saw as the match progressed, Limmy becoming more and more enraged especially after Ronan put his hands on Walter Bivens, he was wrestling to start, he was brawling to finish and maybe that is residue from Territorial Invasion, but we did not see a showboat here tonight, he came to fight.

Eve: He really did and maybe that has a lot to do with Walter Bivens, knowing that he has to have his man keep the concentration on one thing, to get back in contention. This was a step in the right direction and Limmy made a statement tonight. Take nothing away from Ronan, he fought hard and almost had the match won on a few occasions, but tonight belonged to Limmy.

Gavin Kirkland: That’s what Ronan gets for coming out here all happy, after dumping Alissa? Are you serious? Whatever, robbing us of ever seeing her, this is real pain. You go Limmy!

(Ronan is hurt outside the ring being helped by the referee but he still has the know it all to smile some while Limmy checks on Walter who nods he is okay as they celebrate his victory.)

( An advertisement for Reasonable Doubt plays, featuring Kassidy Heart as Lady Justice. )

(The camera pans to the ring with Gina Romano….)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! MAY I INTRODUCE AT THIS TIME THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP TO THE SHOWDOWN! AMIR YUSUF!!!

(‘Elevate’ by DJ Khalil starts to play throughout the arena as Amir slowly walks out to a huge ovation from the crowd. He nods and smiles at the reaction, slowly making his way to the ring, the New Breed Championship over his shoulder.)

Deadprez: The brand-new New Breed Champion is here and while we lost one title on Showdown, we were able to gain another. What an incredible match and moment for Amir Yusuf, he defeated the former GM here on Showdown and someone we know very well, Ryan Wilson.

Eve: He really did against someone the caliber of a Ryan Wilson cementing himself as one of the young guns leading the way of this division.

Gavin Kirkland: He got lucky, Ryan was still the greatest GM we ever had.

(He points to the crowd and then slides into the ring, already in his gear for he faces Charlie Marr later tonight, he takes the mic from Gina Romano who steps out of the ring….)

Crowd: YOU DESERVE IT!

(CLAP!!!!!!!! CLAP!!!!!!!!!!!! CLAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Crowd: YOU DESERVE IT!!!

Amir Yusuf: Thank you…. Seriously, thank you so much for this warm ovation. Clash of Kingdom’s was a very special night for me, it was the chance to not only compete for this Championship which means the world to newer guys like myself, the proving ground of the EAW, but it is also special because it happened in my home country and that really added to this if I am to be honest here. Wrestling in front of my family, friends, those who were on this journey with me who saw this kid that wanted to be a bigger than life professional wrestling and that is a moment that no one can take from me.

(The crowd cheers as he smiles…..)

Amir Yusuf: It’s something that I don’t take for granted in the slightest and of course, feel very sentimental about, because it led me to the one thing that I have been literally climbing rung by rung on the ladder for a long time for, and that’s Championship gold!

(Another pop from the crowd. He looks out to them and points at each and every single one….)

Amir Yusuf: And it was because of ALL YOU FANS! THE GREATEST IN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING! THE EAW UNIVERSE!

Crowd: YUSUF! YUSUF! YUSUF! YUSUF!

(Taking a second to soak it all in, Amir calms himself a little, before speaking…)

Amir Yusuf: I want to take the time from the bottom of my heart to thank everyone, from the fans here, to the fans in Kuwait, to everyone, because they have been the people that have been fueling me through this long journey, kept me going, and bringing me here the success that has been graciously granted. Once again, I’m not going to take this for granted; and now that the hard part is out of the way, I’m going to work very hard to make sure that Amir Yusuf is the best Champion humanly possible. And I want to start it off in the only way fit… Reasonable Doubt!

(Getting another huge round of applause with some roars.)

Amir Yusuf: I want to be a true representative to this Championship and that means I am not cutting corners when it comes to it, I want to show and prove without a shadow of a doubt that I am a Champion that will be solidified in the history books, and that first part means that I am going to face anyone to prove it. So, let’s do this, I’m laying it down here tonight, to anyone in the back or anyone on Voltage or Dynasty, this is the title that will be defended against anyone that wants or wishes a chance at it. , and consider him this right now as a meal ticket to a Championship shot!

(Amir Yusuf holds the championship proud, ready for his match with Charlie Marr, he has laid down the challenge and awaits anyone who is willing to face him at Reasonable Doubt.)

Deadprez: He is a fighting Champion! Will defend it against anyone and he called out the entire EAW!

Eve: Amir Yusuf is ready for the challenge, but tonight he has Charlie Marr, though he laid down the gauntlet, anyone on Showdown, Dynasty or Voltage, step up and challenge him for the New Breed Championship at Reasonable Doubt!

Gavin Kirkland: That is if Charlie Marr doesn’t kill him first!

( “Survivor’s Guilt” by Dave echoes throughout the speakers to the chagrin of the Welsh crowd. Charlie Marr and Veena Adams approach the entranceway to ear-deafening boos. They smirk and embrace the reception before concentrating on Amir Yusuf in the center of the ring. Ad Infinitum paces down the ramp while Amir Yusuf stretches and prepares in his designated corner. )

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!! INTRODUCING AMIR YUSUF’S OPPONENT THIS EVENING; ACCOMPANIED BY VEENA ADAMS,  FROM TOWER HAMLETS, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, WEIGHING IN AT 240 POUNDS… HE IS THE MAN OF ALWAYS… CHARLIE MARR!!!!

Deadprez: Ad Infinitum and TLA put their steps forward and essentially established that their business is not over as of right now. You could tell from what went down earlier that there is still a humongous amount of heat shared between them, but Ad Infinitum shall set that personal business aside if they want to get a victory over the current EAW New Breed Champion.

( DING! DING! DING! )

Deadprez: This match is underway as Charlie Marr and Amir Yusuf immediately engage in a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Marr immediately muscles the EAW New Breed Champion into the corner. Not for long as Yusuf escapes, circles the waist and pulls him into the center of the ring! The champion attempts to hoist him up into that waist takedown, but Marr manages to wrap his left arm around his head and muscles him down into a headlock. The former world champion grounds him with the headlock as Yusuf eventually begins to show some sort of resistance here. Marr obviously heads and shoulders above him in terms of veteran experience, but there is a reason why Yusuf has itched himself into history a week ago. Yusuf gets his feet planted on the canvas and pushes Marr into the ropes! OFF GOES MARR AS HE RELINQUISHES THE CHOKEHOLD AND IS ON OFFENSIVE PURSUIT!

Eve: CHARLIE MARR CONNECTS WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK!! YUSUF IS FLATTENED, BUT HE IMMEDIATELY BOOMERANGS BACK WITH A KIP-UP!! MARR GOES INTO THE ROPES AND REBOUNDS OFF AGAIN!! AND YUSUF IMMEDIATELY SPRINGS UP TOWARDS HIS FEET OFF THE SHOULDER BLOCK!! MARR GRABS HIS HEAD AND WHIPS HIM BACK!! BUT YUSUF LIFTS HIS FOOT AND KICKS HIS HANDS AWAY!! HE SWEEPS HIS LEGS AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE FACE THAT SENDS THE AD INFINITUM HALF RETREATING INTO THE RINGSIDE AREA!

Gavin Kirkland: Amir Yusuf provides zero recovering time for Marr as he steps through the ropes and stands on the apron. Yusuf has the bald man in his sights as he LOOKS TO GLIDE OFF THE APRON!! BUT WAIT!! VEENA ADAMS’ FINE ASS STANDS IN BETWEEN BOTH COMPETITORS ALMOST INTENTIONALLY IT SEEMS!! ADAMS IS CHECKING UP ON MARR AS THE CROWD JUST RAINS DOWN HEAVY BOOS ONTO THE VOLATILE DUO!! ADAMS CONTINUES TO TAKE CARE TO THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION AS YUSUF NOW PROCEEDS TO GO OFF THE APRON ANYWAYS!! AND HE SPRINGS OFF HER BACK WITH ONE FOOT!! AND LEAPS ONTO MARR WITH A HURRICANRANA!! WHAT A MANEUVER!

Deadprez: WAIT!! MARR HOLDS ONTO YUSUF ON THE OUTSIDE OFF THAT HURRICANRANA!! AND HE DEPOSITS THE NEW NEW BREED CHAMPION ONTO THE TOP OF THE UNFORGIVING STEEL STEPS AT RINGSIDE!! ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING AND WITHOUT A SHADOW OF DOUBT, THAT WAS DEFINITELY PLANNED BY AD INFINITUM!! MARR WITH A SINISTER SMIRK ON HIS FACE AS HE QUICKLY BRINGS HIM BACK INTO THE RING AND RECORDS THE FIRST PINFALL OF THIS MATCH!! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWO-

Eve: Marr immediately applies a rear headlock onto the New Breed Champion moments after that devastating release powerbomb onto the unforgiving steel steps. Marr continues to cut off the oxygen line before Yusuf begins to fight out of it! Yusuf gets feet on the ground and starts to direct his elbows into the midsection! YUSUF THRUSTS HIS MIDSECTION!! AND DOES IT A SECOND TIME!! AND DOES IT A THIRD TIME!! WAIT!! MARR GRABS HIS ARMS, HOOKS IT AND GOES FOR AN ARM-TRAPPED HAMMERLOCK DDT OF SORTS!! BUT YUSUF FIGHTS OUT OF IT AND MANAGES TO FLIP HIM OVER INTO A NORTHERN’S LIGHT SUPLEX! THE REFEREE IS UNABLE TO COUNT AS YUSUF ARCHES OVER AND DEADLIFTS MARR UP INTO THE AIR!! AND HAS HIM INTO A SUPLEX POSITION!! YUSUF GOES FOR THE SUPLEX BRAINBUSTER INTO THE KNEE!! BUT MARR WITH KNEES TO THE FACE FROM ABOVE!! MARR CONNECTS WITH A COUPLE OF MORE AND THAT FREES HIM OF THAT SUPINE POSITION!!

Deadprez: Marr gets into a southpaw position and begins to chop him down with punches and jabs. Marr with a huge haymaker to the face before spinning around for a KICK!! Yusuf grabs his foot, hovers his left foot over it and uses it as a fake! AND SMASHES MARR IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK COURTESY OF HIS RIGHT FOOT!! MARR IS DOWN AS YUSUF NOW GETS UP TO HIS FEET!! YUSUF CHARGES INTO HIM IN THE CORNER!! HE CONNECTS WITH A LEAPING FOREARM SMASH THAT SEAMLESLLY PLACES HIM ON THE APRON!! YUSUF ROLLS THROUGH THE ROPES, LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND SPIKES HIM ONTO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH A SIT-OUT FACEBUSTER!! YUSUF GOES FOR HIS FIRST COVER!! COUNT IT, REF!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THR-

Eve: KICK-OUT!!! MARR GETS HIS SHOULDER UP AND THE NEW BREED CHAMPION CONTINUES TO METAPHORICALLY KEEP HIS FOOT ON HIS NECK!! Amir Yusuf steps through the ropes and has both of his hands on the top rope. The champion is lazer-focused on Marr while he gingerly gets up to his feet! YUSUF LEAPS ONTO THE TOP ROPE!! AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF TOWARDS MARR!! MARR GETS OUT OF THE WAY AND YUSUF LANDS TO ROLL UP TO HIS FEET!! YUSUF RUNS PAST HIM AND DOES A FRONT FLIP!! HE HANDSPRINGS OFF… MARR EVADES DISASTER ONCE AGAIN AND JUMPS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE!! AND CORKSCREWS MID-AIR FOR THAT EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! AND DEATH OR GLORY CONNECTS!! SPRINGBOARD CORKSCREW EUROPEAN UPPERCUT THAT TURNS THE CHAMPION INSIDE OUT AS MARR HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE WIN!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

T-

Gavin Kirkland: YUSUF POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!! A sensational aerial European Uppercut from Charlie Marr, but it is still not enough to put away the current EAW New Breed Champion. Marr is starting to get a tad frustrated as he is in a crouched position at the northeast corner of the ring. Marr is looking up to the damaged and afflicted Amir Yusuf brainstorming on what his next strategy is. Marr puts his foot forward and gets into a readied stance. It seems like this hobo looking fuckface is wanting to end this match now! Marr approaches him from behind and turns him around! HE KICKS THE MIDSECTION AND HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT CONNECTS!

Eve: NO!! YUSUF PUSHES HIM THREE STEPS AWAY AND CLOCKS HIM IN THE FACE WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK!! MARR GOES REELING INTO THE SECOND ROPE AS YUSUF IS TAKING A COUPLE OF SECONDS TO RECUPERATE!! MARR IMMEDIATELY RETALIATES, HOWEVER, HE RUNS RIGHT INTO HARM’S WAY WITH A JUMPING GAMENGIRI KICK FROM THE NEW BREED CHAMPION!! YUSUF BASICALLY SUCKERED HIM IN AS HE COMES OFF THE TOP ROPE QUICKLY!! AND FLATTENS CHARLIE MARR WITH A SCREWDRIVER SPLASH!! NO!! MARR GETS HIS KNEES UP!! AND MARR BRINGS HIM UP TO HIS FEET AND WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND HIS HEAD!! THE TRANQUILITY CLUTCH IS CINCHED IN AND AMIR HAS NOWHERE TO GO!

Deadprez: THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION IS FAR FROM THE ROPES, IN THE CENTER OF THE RING AS MARR KNEES HIM IN THE BACK BEFORE PULLING HIM DOWN INTO A THE FULL SLEEPER HOLD!! BUT AMIR YUSUF USES THE MOMENTUM TO ESCAPE BY ROLLING OUT OF THE CLUTCH!! AND HE RAINS DOWN ONTO HIM WITH A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! AMIR ISN’T DONE YET AS HE ROLLS UP ONTO HIS FEET, JUMPS ONTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!! AND DESCENDS ONTO HIM WITH A SECOND ROPE MOONSAULT!! YUSUF HOOKS BOTH SHOULDERS AS THIS COULD BE IT FOR THE DEMISE OF CHARLIE MARR!! COME ON!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

T-

Deadprez: MARR GETS HIS SHOULDER UP YET AGAIN!! Yusuf almost had him there! This would have been a monumental victory for the blue-chip prospect here in the Clash Of Kingdom aftermath as he immediately gets up to his feet! Yusuf is readied in a stance as he lurks behind the exhausted Marr! Marr stumbles up to his feet and turns around! YUSUF GOES FOR A SUPERKICK!! BUT MARR BLOCKS IT AND PENETRATES THE BACK OF HIS KNEE WITH A THRUST KICK!! YUSUF IS DOWN ONTO ONE KNEE AND A DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY AS OPENED UP FOR HIM!! MARR CONNECTS WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE KNEELING YUSUF!! AND NOW HE HOISTS HIM UP INTO A POWERBOMB!! AND HE TOSSES HIM TWO-THIRDS ACROSS THE RING ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE!! AND RECEIVES HIM WITH THE HEADMASTER RITUAL!! THE SPINEBUSTER!! A BRILLIANT COMBINATION OF MANEUVER AS HE GETS UP TO HIS FEET!! MARR DOES NOT GO FOR THE COVER YET!

Eve: Marr is signalling for the finish now! Marr is channelling his more aggressive side as he sees Yusuf coming up to his feet! YUSUF TURNS AROUND!! AND MARR ROTATES FOR THE DISCUS LARIAT!! BUT YUSUF DUCKS THE LARIAT AND NAILS HIM WITH A SIDE THRUST KICK TO THE JAW!! MARR IS STUNNED AS YUSUF LEAPS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE!! HE JUMPS OFF, SNATCHES HIS HEAD AND BRINGS HIM DOWN WITH HIM WITH A TORNADO DDT!! MARR SPIKED HIM, BUT HE ISN’T DONE AS HE HOLDS ONTO HIS HEAD, BRINGS HIM UP, HOISTS HIM UP INTO A SUPLEX, AND DROPS HIM DOWN ONTO THE KNEE!! THE KNEECAP BRAINBUSTER AS YUSUF SITS ON HIM AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!! HE HAS THIS WON!! IT HAS TO BE!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THR-

Deadprez: KICK-OUT!!! Yusuf almost had him there as he didn’t take any second to ponder! Yusuf takes a deep breath to maintain his spirit. He remains calm in the midst of chaos as he gets up to his feet and climbs the turnbuckle. Charlie Marr has been unable to move after that annihilating brainbuster which makes this the perfect opportunity for Yusuf to go where he is most comfortable; the top turnbuckle!

Eve: Yusuf has ascended to prime position for the 054! The inverted 450 Splash that has his back turned against the opponent! BUT HERE IS VEENA ADAMS AS SHE IS ON THE APRON!! VEENA  ADAMS STICKING HER NOSE INTO THIS MATCH AS AMIR IS WAVING AT HER TO GET OFF! BUT THE DISTRACTION WORKS AS MARR GRABS AMIR ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND HE TOSSES HIM OFF WITH AN AVALANCHE HALF AND HALF SUPLEX!!! MARR HOVERS OVER FOR THE COVER!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!! COME ON!!’nn

ONEEEEEE!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Deadprez: NOOOO!!!!! AMIR YUSUF BRINGS HIS SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST SECOND!! CHARLIE OBLITERATED HIM WITH THAT SUPER HALF AND HALF SUPLEX, BUT IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO PUT HIM AWAY!! YUSUF DEFINITELY KNOWS THAT HE MUST NOT LET HIMSELF GO DOWN RIGHT AFTER HIS CAREER-DEFINING MOMENT A WEEK AGO!! HE KNOWS THAT HE MUST KEEP APPLYING PRESSURE ONTO HIS OPPONENTS AND SHOWING THE ENTIRE WORLD WHY HE IS TRULY THE HEART OF EAW!! THE HEART KEEPS BEATING AND BEATING AND CHARLIE MARR CONTINUES TO BE PUZZLED ON WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CUT OF ALL OF THE BLOOD TO THE HEART!

Gavin Kirkland: Veena Adams is partially bewildered by the fact Amir was able to get his shoulder up out of that predicament, but there is a reason why they call him the Fart of EAW! Amir Yusuf keeps on beating and beating like my nighttime activity as Amir is struggling to crawl towards the other side of the ring. Charlie Marr suddenly switches moods and starts to lock his eyes onto Yusuf. Marr knows what needs to be done and he needs to take out of the distractions. Marr pulls himself up by the second rope and winds up the arm like a windmill. Yusuf slowly emerges to his feet and holds his neck in pain. Keep in mind that these two individuals are still fresh off their Clash Of Kingdom matches! MARR GOES FOR THE SPINNING LARIAT!

Deadprez: YUSUF GRABS THE ARM, LEAPS ONTO HIS BACK, HOOKS BOTH ARMS AND DRAGS HIM DOWN INTO A CRUCIFIX-STYLED PINNING PREDICAMENT!! OH MY!! HE IS TRAPPED IN IT!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Eve: CLOSE CALL!! YUSUF NEARLY STOLE THIS VICTORY FROM CHARLIE MARR WITHIN THE BLINK OF AN EYE AS BOTH INDIVIDUALS GET UP TO THEIR FEET AT THE SAME TIME!! MARR GOES FOR HIS PATENTED BIG BOOT, YUSUF SLIDES UNDERNEATH HIS LEGS AND GOES FOR A SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! AND IT CONNECTS!! MARR POSSIBLY CONCUSSED BY THAT FLUSH KICK, SWAYING SIDE TO SIDE AND FRONT TO BACK WHILE YUSUF MAKES HIS WAY TO JUMPING ONTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!! FOR THE INVERTED HURRICANRANA!! NO!! MARR DUCKED OVER AND SNATCHES HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!! WHAT A COUNTER AS HE FLIPS HIM OVER!! RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!

Deadprez: AMIR YUSUF GETS DROPPED ONTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AS MARR NOW GETS UP TO HIS FEET!! MARR GRABS HIS HAND AND PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!! HE LETS GO OF HIM BEFORE ROTATING AROUND FOR THE DISCUS LARIAT!! BUT YUSUF DUCKS IT YET AGAIN AND QUICKLY LEAPS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE!! HE FLIPS OVER WITH A MOONSAULT, GRABS MARR BELOW AND GOES FOR THE ROLLING CUTTER!! AYC!! NO!! THE AMIR YUSUF CUTTER FAILS AS MARR TURNS HIM AROUND!! AND KICK THE MIDSECTION!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT, BUT AMIR GRABS HIS ARM, TWISTS AROUND AND SMASHES HIM WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!

Gavin Kirkland: THE DILDOKEEPER DUCKS THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK, MAINTAINS THE GRIP AND GETS YUSUF INTO A PUMPHANDLE!! AND HE OVERHEAD TOSSES HIM WITH A PUMP HANDLE FALLAWAY SLAM!! YUSUF LANDS ON HIS FEET!! HOW IN THE WORLD DID HE DO THAT!! AND HE SUPERKICKS MARR IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!! MARR IS STUNNED AS YUSUF POSES BEFORE GRABBING HIM FROM THE REAR AND PULLING HIM UP FOR THE AYC ROLLING CUTTER!! HERE IT COMES!! A!!! Y!!! C!!!

Deadprez: NO!! MARR SPINS OUT OF HIS CONTROL!! AND HE NAILS HIM RIGHT IN THE JAW WITH A GLASS SHATTERING KNEE STRIKE!! AMIR YUSUF IS STILL ON HIS FEET AS MARR NOW POWERS OUT OF THE ROPES!! AND HE STEAMROLLS OVER THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION WITH A LARIAT!! CHARLIE MARR STORMS INTO THE CORNER AND SCREAMS… DEMANDING AMIR YUSUF TO EMERGE TO HIS FEET AS HE WANTS TO PUT THE CAP ON HIS MATCH NOW!! CHARLIE IS APPEARING TO BE DESPERATE TO PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES AS HE LIFTS UP HIS AR-

( Everyone in the crowd turns their head to the stage as a spotlight opens up to highlight TLA angrily making his way onto the stage. )

Deadprez: TLA IS ON THE STAGE! LOOK!! THE HALL OF FAMER SEEMS TO BE MORE AGGRAVATED THAN EVER, RIGHTFULLY SO AFTER THE ENCOUNTER WITH AD INFINITUM EARLIER AND HE APPEARS TO BE SEEKING REVENGE!! VEENA ADAMS STROLLS AROUND RINGSIDE AND BEGINS TO GRADUALLY MAKE HER WAY UP THE RAMP AS TLA IS JUST TAUNTING THEM ON THE STAGE!! VEENA ADAMS HAS NO INTEREST IN STARTING A FIGHT AS SHE STANDS ON THE RAMP IN ORDER TO STOP TLA FROM INTERFERING IN THIS MATCH!

Eve: WITH TENSIONS HEATING UP BETWEEN AD INFINITUM AND TLA ROOTING FROM MIDSUMMER MASSACRE, IT WENT A HIGHER TEMPERATURE WITH THEIR CONFRONTATION EARLIER TONIGHT! TLA PROMISED THAT HE WOULDN’T GET AWAY SCOTS-FREE AND HERE HE IS, BUT EVEN AS ANGRY AS HE IS, HE ISN’T IMMEDIATELY GOING GUNS-BLAZING TO GET HIS HANDS DIRTY!! VEENA ADAMS IS TELLING HIM TO GET AWAY WHILE CHARLIE MARR STARES AT HIM FROM THE RING WITH AN INTENSE FIRE IN HIS EYES!

Charlie Marr (off-mic): YOU DON’T WANT TO DO THIS, BOY. THE NUMBERS DON’T FAVOUR YOU THIS TIME!

TLA: :troll:

Deadprez: AMIR YUSUF USES THE SECOND ROPE TO SLIDE DOWN MARR’S BACK AND FOLDS HIM OVER INTO A SUNSET FLIP!! YUSUF ARCHES FORWARD AND LOCKS HIM UP IN A BRIDGING SUNSET FLIP!!!!! CHARLIE MARR HAD HIS BACK TURNED AND HE IS PAYING THE PRICE FOR IT !

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

( DING! DING! DING! ) 

( “Elevate” by DJ Khalil blasts through the speakers to an eruption of cheers. Amir Yusuf briefly celebrates on his knees before jumping out of the ring before Veena Adams and Charlie Marr could get ahold of him. )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… AMIRRR YUSUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!

Deadprez: AMIR YUSUF JUST SECURED A HUMONGOUS VICTORY FOR HIMSELF!! HE CONTINUES HIS LUCKY STREAK! FIRST, HE SECURES THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP, AND THEN HE DEFEATS A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION IN THE FOLLOWING WEEK!! IT MAY HAVE NOT BEEN THROUGH THE MOST DOMINATING METHOD, BUT HOWEVER, THIS IS A VICTORY THAT WILL DEFINITELY BRING HIM UP A NOTCH IN THE POWER RANKINGS!

Eve: IF YOU THOUGHT AD INFINITUM, WHERE AT THEIR MAX ANGER EARLIER TONIGHT, I THINK TLA GETTING INVOLVED WILL DEFINITELY HAVE THE EAW UNIVERSE SEE CHARLIE MARR AND VEENA ADAMAS EVEN MORE OFF-KILTER AND ON-EDGE. TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY HOWEVER, BUT TLA CONTINUES TO WILLINGLY APPLY THAT TARGET ON THE BACK! TLA MUST KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING AND AFTER TONIGHT, WE DEFINITELY KNOW THAT THEIR BUSINESS IS FAR FROM OVER.

( Amir Yusuf and TLA do a handshake on the stage before they both make their way to the back. The last scene is Ad Infinitum sitting in the center of the ring incensed. )

( A commercial break for EAW 2K22. )

[SCREENBAR – BACKSTAGE]

(The camera opens up with Kyra Phillips holding a mic….)

Kyra Phillips: Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce to you at this time, Cameron Ella Ava!

(The crowd can be heard cheering as Cameron appears on the screen. She smiles and nods to Kyra, happy after a huge win over Ad Infinitum at Clash of Kingdoms II: Shores of Gold.)

Kyra Phillips: Cameron, thank you for joining me here tonight. Everyone wants to know how it felt to defeat Ad Infinitum and what is next for Cameron Ella Ava?

Cameron Ella Ava: Million-dollar question, right? I guess I can state the obvious and I don’t know how it will come across, not conceited in anyway but honestly was there any doubt? I told Ad Infinitum upfront that it was going to take a lot to beat the Hall of Fame team that stood before them at Kuwait, and that was something that they just didn’t have in them. They didn’t listen, and they faced the consequences. I wholeheartedly believed TLA had what it takes just as I did, and they got the desired results, and of course, WE made history. They are a tough team, brutal in every way, they gave us a fight but in the end, we Latinos have fire Kyra. They never knew what hit them.

Kyra Phillips: Now that this is behind you, what is next for Cameron Ella Ava?

(Cameron smirks….)

Cameron Ella Ava: You did ask me that earlier. What is next? Well, the more I think about it, I can only shrug my shoulders. Truthfully Kyra, I don’t know herself, but what I do know is that I’m not going to take this foot off the gas pedal, and have no problem keeping the ball rolling. Trust me, I know that Reasonable Doubt is around the corner, and I also know that for certain that I do not want or will be left off the card. So, whatever happens? So be it, I’m seeking for a huge challenge at Reasonable Doubt, whoever that may be. I am going to keep an eye out for each and every elitist on this roster, and when the time comes to have a meet-up between the two of us, that’s when you know exactly who that person might be. But right now… that seems to happen prematurely.

(Kyra nods and smiles….)

Kyra Phillips: Thank you for the time, Cameron.

Cameron Ella Ava: Of course.

(But as she turns around, Lethal Consequences is standing right there face to face. He has his arms crossed and a scowl on his face while the only thing that Cameron can really do in response is smirk.)

Lethal Consequences: Something funny?

Cameron Ella Ava: I don’t know, is there? By the way congrats on Territorial Invasion.

Lethal Consequences: Oh, we have a comedian. Honestly I couldn’t care less or give a rat’s ass about what happened at Territorial Invasion, as fast as it came, I have already taken my mind off of it. The fact is, Lethal Consequences is always gonna be Lethal Consequences no matter what happens or what I do, you got that? My name value exceeds the rest by miles, even against the people that I have tasted bitter defeat by. I’m just continuing down the road, and look at who I happened to stumble across… the only real thing that Cameron Ella Ava can do, is shrug her shoulders.

Cameron Ella Ava: So, what you’re insinuating is that you want a match against me at Reasonable Doubt, then by all means. But on one condition.

Lethal Consequences: What is that?

Cameron Ella Ava: I want the Lethal Consequences I feel has been missing. The one that has disappeared and in its place, a void inside the despondent and lazy Lethal Consequences.

(Cameron doesn’t say another word, instead walking off, leaving Lethal Consequences there which silently takes offense to, watching as she walks away, eyes narrowing.)

(For the final time on the show, the camera fades out to the ringside view, as we see Gina Romano standing in the center of the ring ready to announce the following contest. The entire audience knows what’s about to come next, as they sit on the edge of their seats, just waiting to explode into a cheer…) 

Gina Romano: The following contest… IS THE MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! IT IS FOR THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING HARDCOOOOOOOOOOOORE CHAMPIONSHIIIIP, AND IT IS SCHEDULED… FOR ONE FAAAAAAAAAAALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

(‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart hits the speakers, as the entire Wales crowd suddenly bursts into a frenzy of boos. Walking out wearing a large, shining, purple jacket, Harper Lee extends her arms as she walks through the curtains. With a huge smirk on her face, she turns around as the jacket is shown to read “CAPTAIN HARPER x NEXT HARDCORE CHAMPION” in a white version of the same material that makes it shine. Harper’s whole demeanor shows she’s confident about this match, as she has been in the position of loss far too many times to come up short here. It’s almost as if, to her, winning is a MUST.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST – The Challenger! Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, weighing in at 118 pounds… she is “CAPTAIN HARPER”… HARPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: And here comes… HARPAWG!

Eve: Seriously?

Gavin Kirkland: ABSOLUTELY! She is DEAD SET on becoming champion, as anyone else should be; but this matchup is different. This one has been brewing for a very long time now, and despite all obstacles, despite all personal hurdles, or simple annoyances, Harper Lee has the match she wanted from the very start – the opportunity she wanted from the very start – and she can make it REALITY! 

Deadprez: The skills of Harper Lee are almost impossible to deny, and it’d be stupid to do so. She has all the tools and credentials to become champion here tonight. From every level imaginable, she matches Adam Lucas. We’ve seen Harper Lee in crazy stipulations, we’ve seen her in matches with Adam Lucas, and we know how she performs when the pressure is ON. Tonight, despite it being what could be only her SECOND title win? She has the experience and mindset to act as if it was common for her. Tonight she gets to prove it! But will she?

(IHarper Lee slides onto the apron, before standing up; extending her arms once again, before climbing up the turnbuckles. The camera fades behind her, as we once again see the jacket that she’s wearing, and what it says. What it means. Before long, she hops down into the ring, before showing her jacket to the hardcam once more. Eventually, her theme fades out, and is replaced by ‘You Know My Name’ by Chris Cornell. The entire crowd ERUPTS into cheers, as the EAW Hardcore Champion walks out through the curtains; visible staples in his head from Clash of Kingdoms 2.)

Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT – The Champion! Hailing from NEW YORK, weighing in at 231 pounds… he is the EAW HARDCOOOOOORE CHAMPION… ADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM LUUUUUUUUUUCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!

Eve: Here is Harper Lee’s big weakness, however… over 100 pounds of difference. Over 1 foot difference. Adam is fundamentally stronger and taller, and that’s an obstacle she has to come over. The good news is, even if he isn’t on Adam’s level just this moment, Harper HAS taken out someone even TALLER than Adam successfully, so perhaps, just maybe, she’s not as handicapped as one would think heading into this match… perhaps, she has a chance?

Gavin Kirkland: She most definitely does! And if we’re to talk about weaknesses? I can already see Harper Lee eying up those staples in Adam Lucas’ forehead due to the brutal encounter he had with Jon Kelton less than a week ago – proving that he isn’t fully at 100% health, whereas Harper… maybe she’s recovered. This is the one time where Adam Lucas needs to be on the defensive, at least in the opening, and Harper Lee is someone who can easily combat that… 

Deadprez: BUT, let’s not forget WHO Adam Lucas has beaten before… whenever one weakness is introduced, a solution is found… this match is pretty even. :lupe:

(Adam Lucas walks up the steel steps, as he slinks the title over his shoulder, no flashy business right now. He stares through Harper with a fiery passion, ready to follow through in his promise to bloody, bruise, batter and BETTER Harper Lee. He’s as focused as ever. He’s as collected as ever. He knows that this match may be brutal, and he is still continuing. Adam Lucas enters the ring, before holding up the EAW Hardcore Championship, and once again, the crowd begins to cheer. His theme fades out to silence through the speakers, yet the crowd are far but silent. And as he hands the title off to the referee, silence is anything but what they are.)

Referee: You ready? You ready? RING THE BELL!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: And the bell rings, we are underway for our main event this evening, and what a bout it *actually* is! Adam Lucas’ long awaited clash with Harper Lee undergoes right now, for the Hardcore Championship! Adam has been carrying that championship as if it was a workhorse championship, he has defended it when necessary, and is now defending it back-to-back in the exact same match type; so you have to wonder… What is Adam Lucas’ health currently at? He has still got those stitches in his forehead, wide and clear, and Harper is obviously eyeing that up…

Deadprez: The two circle the ring, in contrast to what transpired at Clash of Kingdoms with Kelton’s attempt at ending him instantly, however tonight we see the anticipation even HIGHER! We saw desperation last time, but now we see an urge for control; more importantly, an urge for Adam’s head to be left untouched for as long as possible! Those stitches are nothing more than a laser sight target for Harper Lee, it would not take much to make that glorified crimson mask come undone, and as she swings her arms towards Adam, she looks for that; not a lock up!

Gavin Kirkland: LOOK AT MY PRECIOUSLY SEXY HARPAWG USING HER BIG BRAIN GAMER MOVES! That’s right, I’m hip too! Captain Thighs tries to lock Adam in a headlock- NO! THAT BOZO DODGES IT! Adam Lucas ducks his head back before pulling on Harpawg’s legs, she hits the mat stomach-first, before placing his legs behind her’s… OH NO! JAPANESE LEG ROLL CLUTCH! HE FLIPS HER OVER ONTO HER BACK, BEFORE BRIDGING ONTO HIS HEAD AND GOING INTO A COVER! NO NO NO NO, HARPAWG, KICK OUT! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-

Gavin Kirkland: YES! SHE POWERS OUT OF IT, AND THEY ROLL TO THEIR FEET! THE WOMAN WHO HAS ME ENCHANTED QUICKLY GOES FOR A DROPKICK TO ADAM’S HEAD- NO! HE SIDESTEPS! HE PULLS HARPER UP TO HER FEET IN A DOUBLE PUMPHANDLE POSITION… BEFORE CONNECTING WITH THAT ARMWRINGER, FLIPPING HER ONTO HER SHOULDERS! BRIDGING INVERTED JACKKNIFE PIN! NO! NO! NOT AGAIN!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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Eve: But as Adam Lucas has been stepping up his technical wizardry with these unique pinfall attempts, Harper steps up her escape game, as she pops the shoulder up! They return to their feet, and Harper throws a HUGE Roundhouse Kick to the head- but Adam Lucas is able to duck underneath!

Deadprez: Adam quickly sprints forward and goes for the German Suplex; wrapping his arms around Harper’s waist, before pushing his hips out- No! Harper manages to grab her hands on the top rope, and it reverses all the pressure, she avoids the suplex- WAIT! AGAIN, ADAM WITH THE COUNTER! HE PULLS HER AWAY AND GOES FOR THE SUPLEX- NO! AGAIN, ANOTHER COUNTER! HARPER LEE WITH THE BACK ELBOW TO ADAM’S HEAD- 

Gavin Kirkland: FUCK! ADAM IS ABLE TO DUCK! HE AGAIN AVOIDS CONTACT WITH THAT HEAD AS HE PUSHES HER FORWARD INTO THE ROPES AND HITS A DISCUS PUNCH- HAHAHAHA! MY PETITE YET THICC HARPAWG SLIDES UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE! 

(Harper Lee drops down to her back and rolls out of the ring as Adam Lucas goes for that discus punch; a move he tends to use at the start of the match to begin a wear down session. She escapes to the outside, and walks back…)

Gavin Kirkland: She saw Adam was too desperate to ensure his head’s safety, and now she’s slowing down the process! She doesn’t want Adam to gain control this early on, and he knows it; a fuck ugly chuckle on his face!

Eve: Yet Harper Lee chuckles back, however, this is to mock Adam, as it’s already obvious that she has the mental advantage so far in this match! Adam knows he has a target, and Harper knows she has to go for it… Adam NEEDS to be careful, Harper just has to wrestle as she usually does! Harper Lee begins to take a breather on the outside, as Adam is practically inviting her back into the ring – an offer she obviously won’t take – by extending his arms and stepping back to divide room in between the two of them!

Deadprez: However, Harper slowly begins to circle the ring, sliding on the outskirts of the apron – walking on the ground – looking for an opening, something Adam refuses to give. He almost parallels her movement speed, her movement patterns, and Harper has to think outside the box. Let’s not forget, however, there are no count outs, nor no disqualifications. And as I say that? I think Harper Lee just got an idea involving that, as a proverbial lightbulb appears above her head; her facial expression shows that an idea has popped right into her mind, one that could decide who takes the opening minutes…

Eve: Harper Lee drops down to a knee, and begins to look underneath the ring for a weapon; pulling out not one, but TWO kendo sticks in the process! I am unsure of what Harper Lee is going to do with TWO, but I can only assume it won’t be good-

(Harper Lee then throws one of the kendo sticks into the ring for Adam to grab; something he greets with confusion…)

Harper Lee: (off-mic) *Hardcore* Championship, right? Stupid wrestling holds won’t suffice…

(Harper Lee climbs onto the apron, and enters the ring, careful, and slowly…)

Harper Lee: (off-mic) So grab your weapon, and let’s get *Hardcore.*

(Adam Lucas looks down at the Kendo Stick.)

Adam Lucas: (off-mic) Thanks for the offer, appreciate it… but I’m not falling for anything you’ve got planned…

(Adam then KICKS the Kendo Stick into the corner! :damn:)

Adam Lucas: (off-mic) Give me your best!

Eve: Adam… ADAM WHAT ARE YOU DOING??? USUALLY HE’S THE FIRST TO USE A WEAPON, BUT HERE HE’S INVITING HARPER TO SWING AT HIM TO WHICH SHE SHRUGS! SACRIFICING THE ADVANTAGE TO HARPER, HE ALLOWS HER TO SWING THE KENDO STICK DIRECTLY AT HIS ALREADY DAMAGED HEAD- 

Gavin Kirkland: BUT ADAM LUCAS GETS HIS BOOT UP, RIGHT INTO THE INNER FOREARM OF HARPAWG LEE; PUSHING THE KENDO STICK BACK EVER SO SLIGHTLY! ADAM THEN BEGINS TO TRANSITION INTO SOME HUGE STRIKES! A PUNCH TO THE GUT, AND THE SLAP IS HEARD AROUND THE ARENA! THEN A CHOP TO THE JAW FROM HIS LEFT ARM, ANOTHER WITH HIS RIGHT! A DISCUS CHOP TO THE CHEST! BEFORE HE CLOSES THE ENCOUNTER WITH A HUGE DISCUS PUNCH TO THE HEAD! HARPAWG LEE DROPS INTO A SEATED POSITION AS SHE DROPS THE KENDO STICK! QUICK, PICK IT BACK UP! SHE GRABS- 

Deadprez: BUT ADAM LUCAS PLACES HIS FOOT ON THE END OF THE KENDO STICK! 

Adam Lucas: (off-mic) *Now it’s my turn to use them.*

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS WITH THE BIG BOOT TO THE HEAD, SENDING HARPER LEE ROLLING AWAY, BAND NOW ADAM BENDS OVER AND GRABS THE KENDO STICK BY THE TAPED UP HANDLE! HARPER RECOVERS BACK TO HER FEET AND SPRINTS TOWARDS ADAM… CRACK! RIGHT OVER HER STOMACH, AND SHE DROPS DOWN TO HER KNEES! HARPER LEE’S GAMEPLAN, WHATEVER HER PLAN WAS, COMPLETELY BACKFIRED AND NOW ADAM LUCAS IS THE ONE WHO HAS GAINED MASS CONTROL OF THIS MATCH!

Eve: YET ADAM ISN’T DONE HERE AS HE GOES OVER TO THE CORNER AND GRABS THE OTHER KENDO STICK; AND IT’S CLEAR THAT HE WAS ABLE TO OUTSMART HER ONCE AGAIN! ADAM TURNS AROUND, AND MOVES TOWARDS HARPER… 

**SNAP!**

Eve: BEFORE BELL CHOPPING HER IN THE HEAD WITH BOTH KENDO STICKS! SANDWICHING HER HEAD IN BETWEEN THE TWO STICKS OF WOOD! PURE WOOD! HARPER DROPS DOWN WITH HER BACK ARCHED INTO THE AIR – FOR OUR SAKE DO NOT SHOW GAVIN A BEHIND SHOT – AS ADAM LUCAS SHOOTS THE HALF WITH BOTH KENDOS STILL IN HAND! ADAM LUCAS COVERS HARPER LEE! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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Deadprez: But Harper Lee powers the shoulder up! In all fairness, Adam wasn’t trying to get a victory here, but more-so to make her waste energy! That’s what he was doing earlier I presume, and forcing her to kick out after driving wood into her head? That can affect you in ways that the viewers can’t even see! Elitist in title match mindsets always go long, and Adam making sure that isn’t a possibility for Harper whilst dealing damage? That’s a great spot for him to get on top – I can’t deny, Adam Lucas is a smart player!

Gavin Kirkland: But he’s not 100 IQ Gamer smart like my Harpawg is, but we’ll slide on out of that 💅! Adam Lucas pops out of the cover, before he moves towards the turnbuckles… I’m not sure what his plan here is, but it certainly won’t be good; placing the Kendo Sticks up inside of the turnbuckle pads, adding an extra layer of hurt to the top turnbuckle! Gosh I’d love to stick my kendo in Harpa-

Eve: AHEM! As he enters the final kendo stick into the padding of the top turnbuckle, he slowly turns around to face his opponent Harper Lee, who is barely recovering to her feet yet still stunned! Adam Lucas grabs her by the waist and lifts him off her feet… BEFORE TURNING HER AROUND AND MOVING TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES! OH GOD, SPINEBUSTER INTO THE KENDO STICKS! BUCKLEBUSTER RIGHT INTO THE KENDO STICKS, THE TURNBUCKLES, AND HARPER ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY GRABS ONTO HER BACK IN PAIN AS SHE ARCHES IT; BUT ADAM ISN’T DONE AS HE LIFTS HER UP TO HER FEET! 

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS PRESSES HIS FOREARM INTO HARPER’S CHEST BEFORE HE SPRINTS TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING, AND REBOUNDS OFF THE TURNBUCKLES! HE USES THE MOMENTUM TO SPRINT TOWARDS HARPER LEE BEFORE LEAPING INTO THE AIR! STINGER SPLASH-

**CRACK!**

Deadprez: OH MY GOD! OH MY FUCKING GOD! AS ADAM LUCAS WAS TURNED AROUND SHE PULLED THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AWAY – PERHAPS THE FOREARM GRAZING HER ALLOWED A QUICKER RECOVERY – AND THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLES ASSISTED BY KENDO STICKS DRILLS RIGHT INTO ADAM LUCAS’ ALREADY HURT HEAD! THE HEAD WITH VISIBLE STITCHES RIGHT ON THE FOREHEAD! ADAM DROPS TO HIS KNEES WITH HIS HEAD RESTING ON THE BOTTOM ROPE AS HARPER CRAWLS AWAY; THERE’S NO WAY THAT ISN’T A RETURNING CRIMSON MASK, OR WORSE, A CONCUSSION! 

(Adam Lucas, with shaky hands, uses the ropes to turn himself around… with the staples now sticking out of his forehead, and blood drips down his face.)

Eve: :lupe:

Deadprez: :lupe:

Gavin Kirkland: :drakelike:

(Harper pushes herself up to her feet, and as she turns around to see blood on Adam’s face; a smirk comes across hers.)

Eve: But if you thought it couldn’t get worse… IF YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET WORSE… Harper Lee exits the ring AGAIN! She looks for a weapon AGAIN! And by any chance higher than this one, it’s going to be even MORE brutal… 

Gavin Kirkland: YES! WE FINALLY GET A BEHIND SHOT, AS WE SEE HARPAWG’S P.A AS SHE BENDS OVER TO GO UNDERNEATH THE RING! NOT ONLY THAT, BUT SHE IS ABOUT TO BECOME THE NEXT HARDCORE CHAMPION! AS I ENJOY MY VIEW, SHE SEARCHES UNDERNEATH THE RING FOR A WEAPON; SOMETHING THAT SHE GRABS… AND… is that… a FUCKING GOLF CLUB? A DRIVER! A GOLF DRIVER! I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT, BUT LEAVE IT TO THE PIXIE GENIUS TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING SO CREATIVE, SO UNIQUE, YET SO DEVASTATINGLY BRUTAL – HOW COULD ANYONE EVER DOUBT HER??!

Eve: And now Harper Lee slips back into the ring, before she turns her attention to Adam Lucas! Wrapping the Golf Driver over his throat, she pulls back to drag him to the center of the ring! It’s not pretty, but it sure beats having to drag him by hand! Harper lets go of Adam before slipping out in front of him, looking to… LOOKING TO USE THAT GOLF CLUB! THE DRIVER! THAT LONG ROD OF METAL WITH A HEAVY WEIGHT AT THE END, HARPER LEE SPRINTS FORWARD AND SWINGS THE VERY END OF IT ACROSS ADAM LUCAS’ CHEST! HE’S WINDED! 

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS DROPS DOWN FACE-FIRST, BUT HARPER LEE FINDS THAT DISTASTEFUL; SHE DOESN’T LIKE HOW HE’S DOWN ALREADY, AND SHE USES THE END OF THAT GOLF CLUB ALMOST AS A HOOK! A HOOK THAT PULLS UP ADAM ONTO HIS KNEES USING THAT EXTRA LEVERAGE, BEFORE SHE CAN USE IT TO HER ADVANTAGE! 

Harper Lee: (off-mic) CAPTAIN… HARPER! HARDCORE… CHAMPION! 

Deadprez: OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! HARPER LEE RAISES THE GOLF CLUB HIGH ABOVE HER HEAD, AND SWINGS IT DOWN ONTO THE SCALP! SHE SLAMMED THAT GOLF CLUB, ROD-FIRST, ONTO HIS HEAD! AND NOW THERE’S A DENT THE SHAPE OF ADAM’S SKULL IN THE VERY CENTER! HARPER DROPS TO HER KNEES AFTER THROWING THE CLUB AWAY, BEFORE COVERING! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Gavin Kirkland: YESSSSSSSSSSS HARPER LEE JUST WON THE TITLE! SHE’S THE CHAMPION!

Eve: No, Gavin… ADAM LIFTED HIS SHOULDER UP!!! ADAM KICKS OUT! AFTER DOMINATING NEAR ENOUGH THE WHOLE FIRST PORTION OF THIS MATCH, HE FOUND HIMSELF IN TROUBLE, BUT HE MANAGED TO KICK OUT! 

Gavin Kirkland: :will:

Deadprez: Yet, again, Harper Lee is NOT done! Harper slowly rolls over to the ropes and underneath them, to the outside, going for a NEW weapon! Wait… she doesn’t go underneath the ring… she’s… coming towards us?? She’s going to the timekeepers area… oh… OH NO! HARPER LEE HAS THE HARDCORE TITLE IN HER HANDS, THE TITLE SHE BELIEVES SHE’S EARNED, AND NOW SHE’S SLIDING BACK INTO THE RING WITH IT! SHE’S LOOKING TO USE IT ON THE CHAMPION NOW! 

Gavin Kirkland: HARPAWG LEE CROUCHES DOWN IN THE CORNER, AS THAT TITLE IS HELD IN HER HANDS, AS SHE WAITS FOR THE RECUPERATION OF ADAM LUCAS, SHE WAITS FOR HIM TO COME BACK UP TO HIS KNEES, SHE WAITS FOR HIM TO GET INTO POSITION SO SHE CAN CLOBBER HIM!

Deadprez: WITH THE CHAMPION’S BELT NO LESS! WITH HIS TITLE NO LESS! WITH THE TITLE THEY ARE BOTH FIGHTING FOR, AND AS WE HAVE SEEN IN HIS OTHER DEFENSES, LOOKING TO GO THROUGH HELL FOR; HARPER COULD SPARE US OF THAT HELL RIGHT NOW BY CONTINUING THE DAMAGE DONE TO HIS HEAD AT CLASH OF KINGDOMS, THAT WEAK SPOT, THAT HUGE TARGET, BEING SOMETHING OF A MIRACLE FOR HARPER LEE HERE TONIGHT! AND THAT COULD BE A POSSIBILITY! ADAM LUCAS PUSHES HIMSELF OFF ONTO HIS KNEES, WITHOUT ANY AWARENESS OF THE SITUATION, MORE BLOOD STREAMING DOWN… AND HARPER LEE CHARGES!

**CRACK!**

Eve: MY GOD! HARPER LEE WITH THE HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE! ADAM LUCAS TUMBLES TO THE GROUND, AND BLOOD SPURTS OUT OF HIS HEAD LIKE A FUCKING FOUNTAIN! THAT WAS DISGUSTING, AND I’VE RARELY, IF EVER, SEEN THAT HAPPEN IN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING, EVEN IN THE MOST HARDCORE OF MATCHES! YET HARPER LEE WAS JUST THE CATALYST OF THAT, SHE CAUSED THAT, SHE WAS THE REASON IT HAPPENED, AND SHE’S GOING TO WIN THE TITLE *BECAUSE* OF THE TITLE! HARPER LEE DROPS TO HER KNEE AND HOOKS ADAM LUCAS’ LEG, SHE’S GOING TO WIN THE TITLE! SHE COVERS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS KICKS OUT! HE KICKS OUT! HE POPS THE SHOULDER UP AGAIN, AND HARPER HAS TO ROLL AWAY! NOT EVEN THE TITLE CAN PUT HIM AWAY, NOT EVEN EXPOSING THE WEAKNESS LEFT THERE BY JON KELTON CAN PUT HIM AWAY, NOT EVEN A GOLF CLUB, NOT EVEN THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLES! HARPER LEE IS HELL BENT ON MAKING THAT MAN SUFFER IF IT’S THE LAST THING SHE DOES, BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES SHE IS THE CAPTAIN OF THIS DIVISION, THE CAPTAIN OF SHOWDOWN, AND SHE NEEDS TO WIN HER FIRST SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP TO DO THAT! 

Gavin Kirkland: Harpawg is still not done with Adam Lucas! Harpawg is refusing to give up! Adam may have kicked out, but she grabs that title again, that steel plated belt… AND SHE RAISES IT IN THE AIR! OH GOD, AND SHE SLAMS IT INTO THE BACK OF ADAM LUCAS’ HEAD! AND AGAIN! REPEATING THE PROCESS, OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN JUST TO MAKE SURE HE STAYS DOWN! HARPER THROWS THE TITLE INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING, SETTING ADAM LUCAS UP FOR SOMETHING EVEN MORE HUGE, BEFORE SHE GRABS HIM BY THE HAIR AND SLOWLY LIFTS HIM OFF HIS FEET!

Eve: HARPER LEE PLACES ADAM LUCAS’ ARM OVER HER SHOULDER, PERHAPS LOOKING FOR ‘RAGNAROK’ – THE OLYMPIC SLAM, HOWEVER ADAM LUCAS MANAGES TO LOWER HIS HIPS! HE MADE SURE THAT HARPER WASN’T ABLE TO LIFT HIM UP, BEFORE HE ELBOWS HER IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD- NO! HARPER LEE DOES THE SPLITS… HUGE PUNCH RIGHT INTO THE CROTCH! HUGE LOW BLOW, THIS WOULD BE DISGUSTING, BUT IT’S LEGAL! IT’S ALL LEGAL! ADAM BENDS OVER AND HOLDS HIS CROTCH, BEFORE HARPER SPRINTS FORWARD… ‘PRO GAMER MOVE’!!!! THE PGM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES, THE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! YET SHE SOMEHOW DOESN’T STOP THERE! 

Deadprez: HARPER LEE LIFTS ADAM TO HIS FEET, FACING AWAY FROM HER, IN THE CORNER BEFORE ENSURING HE WALKS UP THE ROPES! I’M NOT SURE WHAT SHE’S TRYING TO DO HERE BUT IT CERTAINLY DOESN’T LOOK GOOD, PLACING HIM IN THE TORTURE RACK POSITION! THERE’S NO WAY SHE CAN HOLD HIM, THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO WAY! HER LEGS ARE GOING TO BUCKLE, OR HER BACK WILL BLOW OUT; THERE’S NO CHANCE SHE CAN DO THIS! HARPER LEE TRIES TO WALK WITH ADAM LUCAS…

(But… Harper Lee…)

Deadprez: SUCCEEDS! SHE SUCCEEDS! SHE TAKES HIM CLOSER TO THE CENTER… BURNING HAMMER ONTO THE TITL- 

Gavin Kirkland: BUT ADAM LUCAS DROPS ONTO HIS FEET AND PUSHES HER INTO THE ROPES… ‘HONOR BOMB’!!! THE HIP TOSS TRANSITIONING INTO THE CRADLE PILEDRIVER, LANDING HER HEAD RIGHT ONTO THE HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP AND MOMENTARILY, IF NOT PERMANENTLY, TAKING OUT MY BAE! THIS IS A TERRIBLE POSITION FOR HER TO BE IN, THAT’S COMING FROM ME, AND I HAVE SO MUCH FAITH IN HER! ADAM LUCAS ROLLS INTO THE COVER AS HE HOOKS BOTH OF THE LEGS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Gavin Kirkland: HARPAWG LEE IS ABLE TO POP THE SHOULDER UP IN JUST THE NICK OF TIME! SHE’S SAFE!

Eve: In just a matter of seconds, Adam Lucas was able to regain control, an impressive commentary on what he has been able to do with each and every defense; slip back into control out of nowhere, and remain in that spot! Harper Lee just went head-first into the Hardcore title, much like Adam, and now Adam’s next goal should be, and is, to regain even more control, even more momentum to get back to dominating Harper Lee into his victory, and if he can keep it that way, victory IS certain! The only tough part is ensuring Harper stays down!

Deadprez: Which isn’t a guarantee, however, Adam Lucas looks to get closer to it being as such as he grabs her by the wrist, and with EASE begins to lift her back up to her feet! Adam pulls her up, before delivering a HUGE short-arm clothesline! Harper drops to the ground, but Adam keeps ahold of the wrist, as he tries to pull her up again… and succeeds! Another short-arm lariat! Adam remains hanging on though, as he pulls her up for a third, which succeeds again- No! Harper Lee manages to duck under! Ripcord Enzuigiri- 

Eve: But Adam Lucas is able to duck THAT! He lands in a pump handle position, before he lifts Harper up off the ground… OH MY GOD! RUNNING PUMPHANDLE SLAM RIGHT INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE, AND HARPER DROPS LIKE A SACK OF BRICKS! SHE GOT A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE THAT SHE EMPLOYED EARLIER!

Gavin Kirkland: AND NOW ADAM LUCAS  EXITS THROUGH THE ROPES, AS HE LOOKS TO FIND ANOTHER WEAPON! ADAM SEARCHES UNDER THE RING AND PULLS OUT THAT CHAIN, THE WEAPON HE BEAT BOTH AMIR AND KELTON WITH, AS HE LOOKS TO FINISH THE MATCH! HE GRABS HARPAWG’S LEFT ARM- 

Eve: NO! 

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT?? YES!! HARPAWG LEE BEGINS TO FIGHT BACK WITH KICKS TO THE JAW, STUMBLING ADAM LUCAS! THE FIRST CONNECTS AND HE LOOSENS UP! THE SECOND CONNECTS AND HIS GRIP ON THE ARM DROPS! THE THIRD CONNECTS, AND THE CHAINS HIT THE MAT! HARPER LEE STANDS UP, AND SPRINTS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING- NO! DISCUS PUNCH!

Deadprez: DISCUS PUNCH FROM ADAM LUCAS SPINS HARPER INSIDE OUT, AND THIS TIME HE GRABS HER BY THE WAIST, BEFORE DELIVERING A HUGE GERMAN SUPLEX INTO THE CHAINS! HARPER QUICKLY SNAPS ONTO HER FRONT, VISIBLY UNCONSCIOUS AFTER THAT! 

Eve: BUT ADAM LUCAS ISN’T DONE! ADAM LUCAS ISN’T FINISHED! HE QUICKLY GRABS HER BY THE WRIST, AND LOCKS IN THAT TRIANGLE CHOKE, OR AT LEAST ATTEMPTS! HE WRAPS HIS LEGS AROUND HER HEAD, LOOKING TO CHOKE HER OUT WITH HIS BOOTS, AS HE PULLS ON HER RIGHT ARM… AND IT’S LOCKED IN! ‘ICONIC’ IS LOCKED IN! THE TRIANGLE CHOKE IS APPLIED, AND THERE’S NO WAY HARPER IS GOING TO GET OUT! THIS ONE IS DONE, THAT TRIANGLE CHOKE IS DEVASTATING, AND IT CAN SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF ANY COMPETITOR; HARPER LEE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENT IN THIS SCENARIO! 

Gavin Kirkland: I TOO WOULD LOVE TO SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF HER, BUT NOT IN THIS WAY! THIS IS THE WORST WAY IMAGINABLE! SHE COULD VERY MUCH PASS OUT OR TAP OUT RIGHT NOW WHICH IS A GUARANTEED LOSS EITHER WAY, THAT’S DEFEAT EITHER WAY; AND I DON’T WANT THAT FOR HARPAWG! HER ARMS FLAIL AROUND AS THEY LOOK TO GRAB ONTO ANYTHING, ANYTHING THAT HELPS, THE BODY GOING INTO PANIC MODE! DESPERATE TO ESCAPE AT ANY MEANS NECESSARY, EVEN IF THAT MEANS CONNECTING WITH PALM STRIKES USING HER WEAK HAND! PALM STRIKES TO ADAM LUCAS- BUT IT FAILS! 

Deadprez: NONE OF THESE STRIKES ARE ASSISTING HARPER LEE RIGHT NOW, AND IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SHE STARTS TO FADE! IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THOSE LIMBS GET WEAKER AND SHE’S NOT ABLE TO FOLLOW THROUGH! BEFORE SHE PASSES OUT! BEFORE SHE’S TAKEN OUT OF TITLE CONTENDERSHIP! SHE’S SCRATCHING AND CLAWING OUT OF THE DESPERATION IN HER HEART, AS THE ENTIRE CROWD IS SCREAMING FOR HER TO TAP OUT! NOT ONE PERSON IN THE ARENA WANTS HER TO CONTINUE HERE, NOT ONE PERSON WANTS HER TO COME OUT ON TOP! ADAM LOOKS TO GUARANTEE IT! 

Eve: ADAM SLOWLY REACHES OVER TO THAT CHAIN, THE DEADLY CHAIN, THE CHAIN THAT HAS BEEN ABLE TO END EVERY SINGLE OPPONENT LOCKED IN THAT TRIANGLE CHOKE! THE SECOND THE CHAIN WAS APPLIED, THE SECOND THEY HAD TO GIVE UP, AS THERE WAS SERIOUSLY NO ESCAPE FOR THEM! ADAM STARTS TO WRAP IT AROUND HARPER LEE’S ARM, THE FOREARM, WHICH USUALLY PRECEDES HIM GOING TOWARDS THE NECK AND ENDING IT THERE, WHICH HE TRIES! HE WRAPS THE CHAIN AROUND- 

Deadprez: :damn:!!!! HARPER LEE RAISES HER ARM, AND SLAMS THE CHAIN THAT’S AROUND HER FOREARM RIGHT INTO THE CUT OF ADAM LUCAS’ HEAD! HE INSTANTLY LETS GO, HE INSTANTLY DROPS UNCONSCIOUS, AND ROLLS AWAY FROM HARPER! HARPER SURVIVED, AND SHE KNOWS THIS! AS SHE SLOWLY PUSHES HERSELF UP TO HER KNEES, A SICK SMILE COMES ACROSS HER FACE DUE TO KNOWING SHE’S SAFE! AND LOOK AT HER HAIR – BOTH OF THESE ELITIST’S HAIR! ADAM’S BLONDE HAIR NOW RED, HARPER’S PURPLE HAIR NOW RED, THE BLOOD HAS GONE ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE! BUT HARPER LOOKS TO CAUSE MORE…

Gavin Kirkland: YES! HARPAWG PUSHES HERSELF OFF THE GROUND, WITH THE CHAIN STILL IN HAND, BEFORE SHE PLACES HER FOOT ON ADAM LUCAS’ BACK – WHO JUST TRIED TO GRAB THE TITLE – BEFORE SHE SLAMS THE CHAIN INTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AGAIN! HARPER LEE IS LOOKING TO FINISH IT, TO END THE MATCH, AS SHE STARTS TO WRAP THE CHAIN AROUND BOTH OF ADAM LUCAS’ ARMS! SIMILAR TO HOW ADAM ENDS THE MATCHES! HARPER LEE PLACES HER BOOT ON THE BACK OF ADAM’S HEAD, AND SHE’S LOOKING TO ACTUALLY END THIS MAN’S LIFE, NEVERTHELESS HIS TITLE RUN! ‘SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR’!!! ARM-TRAPPED CURB STOMP RIGHT ONTO THE EAW HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP, AND ADAM LUCAS HAS TO BE UNCONSCIOUS! HARPER SHOOTS THE HALF, AND ROLLS FORWARD! COVER! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: DFG;LKJAGSF;LKJFGDS;JKLGDLFK;JDFGSJLK HARPER! HARPER! HARPER! HARPER! SHE’S THE CHAMPION! SHE’S ACTUALLY THE CHAMPION!

Eve: NO! NO SHE’S NOT! ADAM LUCAS WAS ABLE TO POP HIS SHOULDER UP BEFORE THE REFEREE’S HAND HIT THREE! THE CROWD IS GOING WILD, ADAM LUCAS HAS MANAGED TO REMAIN IN THE MATCH! 

(Harper Lee rolls away from Adam, as a look of pure depression is on her face. Not the bug-eyed shocked look that is so common, a straight look of sadness… before it turns into anger.)

Eve: That look on her face! That expression! She’s about to commit a murder! Violence is running through her mind, as she slowly starts to roll onto the apron! She has given it her all tonight, and that is still not enough to put Adam Lucas away! She needs something more, something worse… and now… SHE STARTS TO PULL AWAY THE MAT ON THE OUTSIDE! EXPOSING THE CONCRETE, HARPER LEE IS LOOKING TO DO SOMETHING THAT CEMENTS HER VICTORY, THAT CEMENTS HER TITLE WIN, AND THERE’S THE CONCRETE THAT IS GOING TO HELP HER! SHE TEARS AWAY THE MAT! HARPER THEN GOES LOOKING UNDERNEATH THE APRON, PERHAPS ONE FINAL TIME…

Deadprez: AND SHE PULLS OUT THOSE TRUSTY PLIERS, HER FAVORITE WEAPON, AS SHE CLIMBS BACK UP ONTO THE APRON AND HEADS TO THE CORNER! THAT EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE THAT WAS USED EARLIER, SHE LOOKS TO MAKE IT WORSE! HARPER LEE IS USING THE PLIERS ON THE HOOK! SHE’S GOING TO USE THE PLIERS ON THE HOOK! USING ALL OF HER MIGHT, TO BREAK THAT HOOK… AND IT COMES LOOSE! 

(After moments upon moments of trying, the pliers break the hook and the top turnbuckle comes undone. Dropping out into the ring, that corner remains with simply two, and a gap above.)

Gavin Kirkland: I’M NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT HER PLAN IS HERE, BUT WHATEVER IT IS, I KNOW IT HAS TO INVOLVE THE CONCRETE ON THE OUTSIDE! HARPER LEE STUMBLES INTO THE RING WITH JELLY LEGS, AS SHE GRABS ONTO ADAM LUCAS’ LEG, AND SLOWLY STARTS TO DRAG HIM TOWARDS THE APRON! IT’S A LOT HARDER THAN USUAL, THE WEIGHT DIFFERENCE IS IMMACULATE, BUT HARPER LEE IS TOO FOCUSED ON BECOMING CHAMPION TO LET WEIGHT GET AHEAD OF HER, XANDER PAYNE CAN RELATE! HARPER PULLS ADAM UP TO HIS KNEES, RESTING HIM ON THE MIDDLE ROPE, BEFORE CLIMBING OVER THE TURNBUCKLE TO THE NEARING SIDE! 

Eve: THIS IS A REALLY CONFUSING SET UP HERE, AS ADAM LUCAS SLOWLY STARTS TO AWAKEN, BUT EVEN THEN I HAVE NO IDEA ON WHAT HARPER LEE HAS PLANNED! ADAM SLOWLY RETREATS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, BARELY ABLE TO STAND, CONFUSED AS TO WHERE HE IS, LOOKING AROUND AT HIS SURROUNDINGS JUST TO GATHER ANY SENSE OF FAMILIARITY, AND THIS IS WHEN HARPER CHARGES! SHE RUNS TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES, BEFORE LEAPING ONTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE – DUE TO THE TOP BAR BEING REMOVED – AND SHE GOES FOR A HUGE METEORA, ONTO THE FUCKING CONCRETE!!!

Deadprez: ‘WHAT!?!? WHAT!?!?!? OH MY GOD!!! 


Deadprez: ‘LEVEL UP’!!! THE POP-UP POWERBOMB STRAIGHT ONTO THE CONCRETE, A MORE BRUTAL VERSION OF HOW HE WON THEIR LAST ENCOUNTER! HARPER LEE’S PLAN BACKFIRED AND SHE JUST GOT HIT WITH THE POP-UP POWERBOMB DIRECTLY ONTO LITERAL CONCRETE! HARPER LEE IS *NOT* MOVING! NOT A SINGLE INCH OF HER BODY IS MOVING, YET ADAM LUCAS COLLAPSES TOO, FALLING INTO THE RING! ‘TEAM CAPTAIN’ HARPER LEE JUST GOT POWERBOMBED ONTO CONCRETE, WHEREAS HARDCORE CHAMPION ADAM LUCAS IS STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF BEING STOMPED DIRECTLY INTO HIS OWN TITLE! HE USED THE LAST OF HIS ENERGY, AND NOW… THEY’RE BOTH OUT! 

(The camera pans across the wreckage, as a replay begins to show. An alternate, slow-motion angle of Harper Lee being powerbombed onto concrete shows, before transitioning back to real time. Neither Elitist has moved since the moment.)

Eve: I have no words! We just witnessed… what could possibly be a career shortening drop for Harper Lee, there’s no way she’ll be the same after that! As for Adam, the consistently brutal head shots… same effect! These two have laid it out, all on the line, for the biggest gamble they could take… but who wins?

Gavin Kirkland: Harpawg… :lupe: she’s not getting up… but Adam is! He’s rolling out onto the outside… just… ROLL HER INTO THE RING! WHY ISN’T HE DOING THAT??? DON’T GO FOR MORE WEAPONS, WE DON’T NEED ANY MORE! THIS MATCH HAS BEEN BRUTAL ENOUGH AS IT STANDS! JUST END IT!

Adam Lucas: (off-mic) I told you Harper… Broken… Bloodied… Battered… Bettered… *I was right.* 

(Adam Lucas kneels down, and looks underneath the ring, however, he wasn’t aimlessly trying to find a weapon, as within seconds, the image of wood is pulled out from underneath the ring… as Adam Lucas pulls out a DOOR! Yet, something is off… it’s not alone… *Razor Blades are sticking out of the wood!*)

Gavin Kirkland: Oh…

Eve: My…

Deadprez: God…

(Adam Lucas slowly, due to his now-weakened and tired limbs, pushes the door into the ring. It takes a while, but it slides in. After this, he grabs Harper by the hair, and does the same, somewhat more effortlessly.)

Eve: Adam Lucas slides into the ring, but the presence of that door is STILL alarming… that’s a literal door, with RAZOR BLADES… and this was allowed? Nevertheless, something Adam has resorted to? Either way… 

Deadprez: Brutality… Adam Lucas grabs the door rather carefully, before setting it up in a free corner! He aims to truly break Harper Lee here, just to better her, and show why he’s the champion after all… and then he grabs her by the hair… NO! NO! HE’S GOING TO POWERBOMB HER STRAIGHT THROUGH THE DOOR! ADAM LUCAS LIFTS HER UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS, BEFORE TURNING AROUND TO THE DOOR! HE’S GOING TO POWERBOMB HER STRAIGHT THROUGH IT, THAT’S GOING TO BE DEVASTATING! THE CROWD ENCOURAGE HIM, HOWEVER, AND HE CAN’T HELP BUT GIVE THEM WHAT THEY’RE SO OBVIOUSLY CRAVING- 

Gavin Kirkland: SFGDOHJDSAJOI;SDFJKLSAFDJLK!!! ‘FOLDABODY’!!! THE MODIFIED GROUNDED OCTOPUS STRETCH, OR IN THIS CASE, MODIFIED OCTOPUS STRETCH! HARPER LEE SOMEHOW USED THE LAST OF HER ENERGY TO SLIP OUT OF THE POWERBOMB POSITION, AS SHE LOOKS TO WEAR ADAM LUCAS DOWN! SHE’S GOING TO WIN THE TITLE! SHE’S GOING TO BECOME CHAMPION- 

**CRASH!**

Gavin Kirkland: NO! NO! NO! ADAM LUCAS STUMBLED BACKWARDS AND COLLAPSED, BEFORE THE TWO OF THEM FELL BACKWARDS STRAIGHT THROUGH THE DOOR! STRAIGHT THROUGH ALL OF THE RAZORS, BOTH OF THESE ELITISTS ARE OUT COLD! NEITHER ONE OF THEM ARE GETTING UP AFTER THAT! ADAM LUCAS ACCIDENTALLY FELL INTO HARM’S WAY… YET, HE’S ON TOP OF HARPER! SOMEHOW, HE’S ON TOP! THE REFEREE SLIDES INTO THE COVER!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… AND **STILL** ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING HARDCORE CHAMPION… ADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM LUUUUUCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!

(‘You Know My Name’ by Chris Cornell hits the speakers, as the entire EAW Universe erupts into a fit of cheers, in favor of their favorite to win this match ACTUALLY winning! The referee slides over to the center of the ring, grabbing hold of the EAW Hardcore Championship, but as he hands it to Adam Lucas we once again see that NEITHER Elitist is actually moving… Neither Elitist is able to make it back to their feet, and the referee starts to check on them both. A bloody, brutal warfare, that ended in an epic conclusion, has ended with neither Elitist being able to recover… the whole crowd goes silent. This whole match, Harper Lee targeted the already-damaged head of Adam Lucas, whereas the powerbomb onto the concrete really drove the life out of Harper, even with her last ditch attempt at recovering in mind. As the referee places on his gloves, he begins to signal something from the stage.)

Eve: Adam Lucas… has done it? Adam came out on top, he retained his title, but… Well, he’s yet to recover – and the same goes for Harper Lee – even with referee assistance! Adam truly looked to bloody, bruise and break Harper Lee, but she fought through until she no longer could, and you have to wonder… would Adam be standing tall right now if she DIDN’T? 

Deadprez: Either way… I don’t think it matters! These two just put on a literal war, a literal battle, and destroyed the ring in the process, destroyed the outside in the process, among others! All just for that title. That shows the limits they’re willing to go through, even if those limits feature moments like this… 

Gavin Kirkland: I was in full support of Harpawg Lee the whole way through… but this ending was something I didn’t even imagine, nevertheless consider! In both his matches against Amir Yusuf AND Jon Kelton, he used that Triangle Choke with the chains as an assistance to the end, and he tried it here – yet Harper had it scouted. Who knew that would unleash a side of Adam Lucas that no one expected to see? He really has lived up to the term Hardcore Champion, I hate to admit it…

(Paramedics quickly begin to rush down the ramp, as they intend to check on the two Elitists who risked it all over Championship Gold. They enter the ring, and separate the two from the debris; before checking on them individually, tending to their wounds and clearing up the blood. Harper Lee is seen being helped up the ramp, her arms around two paramedics who assist her, whereas Adam is still being treated on the apron. The paramedics clear up whatever blood is around the initial wound, as he appears unphased by *that* pain. The rest, however? He’s definitely hurting. In the closing moments of the broadcast, the crowd gives a standing ovation for the match, before Showdown fades to darkness…)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by Landon Prius

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