(EAW intro plays…)
( RECAP – As always, the show begins with a recap of last week’s episode. It commenced with Kassidy Heart addressing the aftermath after her successful championship defence at Territorial: Invasion. She would discuss the road of dominance she had paved from April 2021 until Theron Nikolas and Impact interrupted her and showed interest in her championship. The first match of the night would be Ayu Megumi almost effortlessly spoiling the debut of Abel Atami. After the match, it would show a scene earlier in the parking lot. London Zelaya was discouraging Jon Kelton from moping around after his loss on their way into the building, until Ronan Malosi would stop by, give him money, and mock him as he walked away. Afterwards, it transitions to the personal locker room of Ad Infinitum. Not exactly thrilled with the Clash Of Kingdom results, Ad Infinitum reflects on their future and decides that TLA will remain in their line of sight. They do not believe that their business is done with TLA, which is established when a backstage fight would unravel between them. Then, an angered Ashley Flores crossed paths with a victorious Ayu Megumi. Rightfully not in the mood, Megumi would easily press the buttons of Flores by using the Clash Of Kingdom loss as an argumentative point, prompting Flores to walk and brush her shoulder in the process. The second match of the evening would be Limmy Monaghan defeating Ronan Malosi with the Hibernian Dagger. After the match, Amir Yusuf would come and lay out his plans for the first time as EAW New Breed Champion. He announces that he will be a fighting champion and puts out a challenge for anyone in the locker room to stop by and step up the plate. Charlie Marr would come out to begin their extremely competitive match. Marr was on the verge of victory towards the end, until TLA would appear. Marr was distracted by his appearance, leading to being rolled up by Amir Yusuf and giving the new champion one of the biggest victories of his career. Following this match, Cameron Ella Ava was interviewed on what is next for her career. After joining forces with TLA last week, Ava would no longer stick her nose into Ad Infinitum business and was seeking a huge challenge for Reasonable Doubt. This challenge would be indirectly accepted as she was interrupted by Lethal Consequences. Ava expressed her interest in facing him and openly stated that in the upcoming weeks, she wants to bring out the old Lethal Consequences that was once passionate and ambitious. To cap off the night, Adam Lucas put his EAW Hardcore Championship up for grabs against Harper Lee. In a match that was excessively dangerous and bloody, it left both competitors hurt, bloodied, and stretchered out of the ring with Adam Lucas still your champion.
(‘Brick Wall’ by A Day To Remember hits as the Saturday Night Showdown graphic loop plays. It cuts to an overview of the SSE Hydro in Glasgow Scotland as the typical blue and white pyrotechnics light up the stage in a series of memorising patterns before several final bursts of pyro almost render the stage hidden. Through the smoke haze remaining, a large number of bright lights shine through illuminating the venue as the crowd goes wild for the beginning of the show. For the first time in years, Friday Night Showdown is in Scotland and the crowd is more than excited to finally see wrestling before their very own eyes. The camera continues to fade between various shots of the live audience)
Deadprez: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.. WE ARE LIVE HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME IN THE SSE HYDRO IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND!! LAST WEEK, WE ENDED THE TERRITORIAL INVASION AND CLASH OF KINGDOMS 2 AFTERMATH WITH A BLOODY MATCH THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THE AGES, AND WE PROMISE TO GIVE YOU EVEN MORE ENTERTAINING AND MARVELOUS PERFORMANCES ON OUR ROAD TO REASONABLE DOUBT!!
Gavin Kirkland: I JUST ATE FISH AND CHIPS WITH MY SPECIAL SAUCE BEFORE I ARRIVED HERE AND I AM A VERY GOOD MOOD TODAY!! SNUCK INTO THE STRIP CLUB, SNUCK INTO THE FEMALE LOCKER ROOM, AND SAW THROUGH THE ROOFTOP HOLE AND I AM READY!! COME ON!! LET’S START THIS SHIT UP!!
(The camera pans to the ring where Gina Romano stands with a microphone ready to make an introduction.)
Gina Romano: Please welcome at this time, the EAW Hardcore Champion…. “THE NEXT LEVEL” ADAM LUCAS!!!!!!!!!!
(‘You Know My Name’ by Chris Cornell plays throughout the arena as the entire crowd cheers. Adam Lucas, the EAW Hardcore Champion walks out in his street clothes looking battered after a few hard weeks id wrestling first at Clash of Kingdoms and then last week against Harper Lee where both of them went through absolute hell. He gets to the ring after slapping a few hands from the fans and is given the microphone, he nods and looks out into the crowd as they continue to cheer him….)
Deadprez: Here is Adam Lucas, we saw an absolute war last week with razor blades and just about anything else you can think of. He survived, that is it plain and simple.
Eve: He really did but I will say that I was so impressed by both wrestlers and Harper Lee? She arrived, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that she gave it her all and there are big things in store for that young woman.
Gavin Kirkland: There is a man right there, he has it all and look at him, a true hero!
Eve: You’re doing the same thing with Adam that you did with Jamie, Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: I can’t help it.
(Adam looks around and then starts to speak…)
Adam Lucas: Against Doctor’s orders I am here, and if you all know my Doctor, everyone here also knows that what she says, she means, so sorry Doc.
(The crowd cheers, some laugh as Adam looks into the camera and winks.)
Adam Lucas: I came out here to this amazing crowd in Glasgow, Scotland to talk about what happened last week between myself and Harper Lee. I know this whole situation between Harper, and I had been building up for months, and it all culminated within our singles match, Territorial Invasion and then the title defense, but I must admit that in each of those instances, Harper became a tougher and tougher opponent to the point that I will be the first to admit, last week, I was able to escape with my title, it could have gone either way and that alone is pretty frightening. Harper and I put it all on the line and while I know she hates my guts and I personally I could give a spit about hers, in the ring she has my respect.
(The crowd cheers some as Adam nods, he knows that he was able to get out of last week through the skin of his teeth. He looks around and then glances over at the Hardcore Championship before he continues…)
Adam Lucas: I was a PURE Champion before I was a Hardcore Champion and no one knows this better than Hurricane Hawk my hopes of this title going back to what it used to be, but I also know that in this genre I am in, I will still give you my absolute best which means if I have to spill blood, if I need to fall into a vat of razors, barbwire or explode just to be able and crawl out with this title in hand, damn it I will!
Crowd: YOU DESERVE IT! YOU DESERVE IT! YOU DESERVE IT!
Adam Lucas: Thank you…. Thank you. But honestly, all of you deserve it. It has been a rough road but one that I am damn proud of, I know that Harper will be looking for another shot at this and all I have to say is come and get it! But for now, we have a little FPV right around the corner called Reasonable Doubt and I know that this title will be defended to the best of my abilities. Challengers after challengers, only the absolute best will step up and that is my question, is who will be next? Well….
(But before he can finish the arena goes Dark. Suddenly the Tron comes on…..
SCOTLAND’S FIRST SON HAS RETURNED!
…. The Crowd erupts and roars as ‘King’s Dead’ by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake as Limmy Monaghan walks out as the standing ovation and deafening sounds of the fans in his hometown blanket everything else. Walter Bivens walks behind him with a mic as he stands at the entranceway for a moment soaking up the reaction. Adam looks on and nods as Limmy makes his way to the ring.)
Deadprez: LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS OF THIS ARENA HERE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND! THE HOME OF LIMMY MONAGHAN AND IT IS DEAFENING HERE!
Eve: He is definitely the hometown hero! Making his way to the ring and this reaction is like no other, you usually do not see this from the EAW Universe anywhere else in the world, but tonight, right here, the stars have aligned.
Gavin Kirkland: He is a hometown hero! Do you think he will scream FREEDOM!?
Eve: You are so stupid, Gavin.
(Limmy makes it to the ring apron where Walter opens the ropes for him, Limmy steps through as the crowd chants….)
Crowd: LIMMY! LIMMY! LIMMY! LIMMY! LIMMY! LIMMY! LIMMY! LIMMY!
(Walter hands him the mic.)
Limmy Monaghan: GLASGOW….. I AM HOME!
(The crowd again erupts at the sound of his voice, slowly stepping up to Adam Lucas while he holds the Hardcore Championship….)
Limmy Monaghan: Do you hear them? You’re in my backyard now, brotha. Later tonight I have a date with Theron Nikolas in the Main Event and going to send these people home happy, but I couldn’t help but hear you in the back talking about needing an opponent for Reasonable Doubt and then I started to get on thinking, remembering back to Reckless Wiring last season when you took away the then PURE Championship from me while we were both members of the Dynasty brand. How things have changed. I must admit though Adam, last week, you went through hell. That match with you and Harper Lee was…. Brutal, but I am not Harper…. I’m Limmy Monaghan and you’re in my yard now!
(The sounds throughout the arena are deafening as Adam smirks…)
Adam Lucas: I’m glad that you are home, there was a huge pop, and the fans are giving you love because God only knows they hate you everywhere else.
(Now the fans start to boo as Adam smiles but keeps his eyes fixated on Limmy, with Walter standing behind but a few steps away….)
Limmy Monaghan: No, they misunderstand me but that is beside the point. I never forgot you taking that title from me, and now with it’s change to the Hardcore Championship? I WANT IT BACK! So how about it, Adam? Give me a shot at regaining what you took!?
(As the crowd noise again is deafening, Adam Lucas walks right up to Limmy face to face ….)
Adam Lucas: You want a shot? Well….
(The Tron comes on and Hurricane Hawk is in his office leaning against the desk. The crowd silences as the General Manager begins to speak…)
Hurricane Hawk: I couldn’t help but listen while here trying to conduct Showdown business and saw you two gentlemen making a challenge, so why waste our time with the legal mumbo jumbo and just make this official right here in Glasgow, Scotland! Limmy Monaghan will take on Adam Lucas for the Hardcore Championship….. AT REASONABLE DOUBT!
(The fans react with a standing ovation as Adam Lucas nods and holds up the Championship in front of Limmy, he then backs up and gestures for Limmy to soak up the hometown crowd and his homecoming humbly stepping out of the ring and heading to the back. Limmy looks on as ‘King’s Dead’ by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake starts to play and Limmy climbs to the second turnbuckle pointing at the fans as they roar…)
Deadprez: And it is official! Limmy Monaghan and Adam Lucas in a Hardcore Championship match at Reasonable Doubt! Talk about a card! Triple Threat for the Answers World Championship and now we have ourselves this!
Eve: Business is picking up and Limmy is soaking up this homecoming reaction! Wow!
Gavin Kirkland: He is EAW’s version of William Wallace!
Eve: Oh, shut up.
(Limmy continues to work the crowd, as they give him a massive ovation before we cut to a commercial)
(A commercial plays for “How to win any job interview” starring Ronan Malosi)
(As the show comes back from commercial into the offices of Hurricane Hawk, the GM of Showdown sits comfortably at his desk happy about what he just saw, the challenge initiated and accepted by Adam Lucas and Limmy Monaghan for the Hardcore Championship at Reasonable Doubt. He is on the phone talking to someone…)
Hurricane Hawk: Yes… yes… it’s going to happen, Limmy Monaghan will face Adam Lucas for the Hardcore Championship at Reasonable Doubt, I would be a fool not to have signed off on it right now. I am glad that we could do business, she was an integral part of my roster but felt like she needed a change of scenery after Territorial Invasion and with a new acquisition and some cash as we move along later in the season with the newer talent being signed, the offer was hard to pass up, but it is always a pleasure being able to work with you for the betterment of our brands and….
(As he continues to talk though, the door opens and Showdown’s newest acquisition, Jonny Airhart walks in, Hurricane Hawk looks up and you could almost see a sigh escape him….)
Hurricane Hawk: Speak of the devil, I’m going to have to let you go, but great show last night and we will talk soon. Okay… thanks.
(Hurricane Hawk hangs the phone and stands up, extending his hand to shake Jonny’s who at first gives him a stink eye but after a few moments he finally shakes it….)
Hurricane Hawk: Welcome to Showdown Jonny, I just wanted to give you the formal introduction and make you feel acquainted here. With your debut in a few minutes, I would just like to say it is a pleasure to have you here even if you have had nothing but disparaging things to say about the Blue Brand.
Jonny Airhart: I think Hardcore wrestling is a dumpster fire and complete trash, yet you promote it.
Hurricane Hawk: Well Jonny, I feel like that is a bit narrowminded considering while we do house the Hardcore Championship, it was well before the Pure Title back on Dynasty, the brand you came from. That though is one division among the great talent pool that we have here, unlike Voltage where with all due respect have some of the best Elitists in the company, they tend to lean more toward the hardcore stuff more. I am sure that you will find your place here extremely adequate considering what I had to give up in order to be able and build my roster.
Jonny Airhart: Give up? I think if anything, bringing me here made this shitty company better, though you are number three compared to Dynasty and Voltage if you ask me, but whatever, thanks for the introduction, but I don’t have time for this shit so if you excuse me….
(As Jonny is about to turn and leave, a very annoyed Hurricane Hawk finally had enough…)
Hurricane Hawk: Jonny, not so fast.
Jonny Airhart: Excuse me?
(Airhart slowly turns as he is within inches of Hurricane Hawk’s face…)
Hurricane Hawk: I deal with a lot of personalities here, alright? A lot of egos that think they are better than Showdown as a whole and that is fine, as a former Elitist myself I get it, but I am not going to stand here and allow for anyone to run down this show so let me drop a little truth here so that way you know where we stand and what my expectations are moving forward.
Jonny Airhart: Your expectations? Are you being serious right now? No one is going to tell me what their expectations are of Jonny Airhart, are we clear?
Hurricane Hawk: Actually, we are clear as mud, so let me get right down to it. I gave up a future World Champion to Dynasty, someone who I thought very high of and expected big things from her moving forward now that she is no longer in the Specialists Division, but I also know that sometimes an Elitists after going through some bad experiences need a change of scenery to get back on track, that was the case with Dr. Bethany Blue who I know is going to kill it on Dynasty, even if right now she doesn’t see it by her comments last night on the trade. I want to put your little chest pumping at ease right now, this was not just a talent for talent trade, there were other factors involved in the switch and now I have you on here. My question to you now is this, are you a Future World Champion?
(Jonny snickers a little in listening to Hurricane Hawk, shaking his head for a moment before rolling his eyes….)
Hurricane Hawk: That is NOT an answer, so I will ask you ONE more time, are you a future World Champion?
Jonny Airhart: What the fuck do you think? Yes, but I don’t care about that right now.
Hurricane Hawk: I do and here is why, I want my talent to be ambitious, to have a goal to strive for, then I know I will get their very best and that is what I had with who I just traded to Dynasty, so I expect the same from you. Tonight, you make your debut against a woman I have a lot of plans and confidence in, Ayu Megumi. Now go out there and show me that this trade I made is not going to blow up in my face and stop complaining about Hardcore matches or next week you will find yourself in one. Now go prove it out there.
(Jonny’s eyes widen, his fists clench as Hurricane Hawk stands his ground…..)
Hurricane Hawk: Welcome to Showdown.
(Jonny turns to leave but stops for a second, then turns, tilting his head glaring at Hurricane Hawk…)
Jonny Airhart: I’m the best fucking thing you have, and I WILL prove it after I defeat your precious little Ayu Megumi.
Hurricane Hawk: Good, because she already has your number since Territorial Invasion, you know, the match you refused to do your homework on and claimed that you didn;t know who the competitors were? Now if you excuse me, I have a show to run..
(As Jonny’s eyes narrow, he opens the door as Hurricane Hawk looks on and slams it shut. He then turns around and runs right into Veena Adams who quickly pushes him off…)
Veena Adams: Watch where the fuck you’re going asshat.
(Jonny just stands there perplexed, remembering Veena from his Dynasty days as she continues down the hallway. After a deep sigh while walking in the opposite direction….)
Jonny Airhart: I already hate this place.
(… and heads to the ring for his match as it cuts to a commercial break.)
(Showdown returns from break and cuts to Gina Romano, who is standing front and center. )
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
( ‘Act A Fool’ by Ludacris begins to blast across the PA system and already the fans have started to jeer the competitor. He’s just not a popular guy, apparently.
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! FROM ATHERTON, CALIFORNIA… WEIGHING IN AT
POUNDS… HE IS ‘THE UNO CHAMP KID’… JONNY AIRHART!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: And here comes the Showdown newcomer, Jonny Airhart! Last week it was announced that Showdown and Dynasty came to a trade agreement. For whatever fucked up reason, Dr. Bethany Blue was traded to Dynasty for this annoying piece of shit.
Eve: And no doubt, Jonny wants to find himself victorious in his Showdown debut. He has already had some pretty terrible things to say about how this company is run, and that’s not exactly won him any popularity contests.
Deadprez: And revenge could very be on Jonny Airhart’s mind tonight. After all, it was his opponent that made sure he was the person eliminated from the Brand Warfare match a few weeks ago at Territorial Invasion.
( With Jonny in the ring, his music fades out. It’s replaced by ‘Ponytail to Shushu’ by AKB48. The crowd gives Ayu Megumi a nice hand when she appears on the stage. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT… FROM OKINAWA, JAPAN… WEIGHING IN AT 115 POUNDS… SHE IS ‘THE AMAZING GIRL’ AYU MEGUMI!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here comes one of the sexiest women on the Showdown roster, guys! I love me some spicy spicy Ayu Megumi!
Eve: I don’t think Ayu was at all interested in some of the things Jonny Airhart had to say about her or Showdown, for that matter. I expect her to come out tonight and just kick the crap out of Jonny!
Deadprez: She’s definitely going to be trying to prove that her getting the better of Jonny Airhart back at Territorial Invasion was no fluke!
( With Ayu now in the ring, both competitors are ready for the match. With little else to do, the referee turns around and calls for the bell. )
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Eve: ‘The Amazing Girl’ greets the Showdown new cover with a solid right hand to the face! Ayu Megumi doesn’t appear to be playing games tonight and she shoves her shoulder into the stomach of Jonny Airhart and drives him back into the corner! She pins him there and starts to drive the wind out of the ‘Uno Champ Kid’ with shoulder thrusts to the mid-section! She doesn’t let up and immediately begins to batter Jonny, striking him all over with rights and lefts! Jonny Airhart said a lot of things that got under the skin of Ayu this week and right now she seems hellbent on making him pay for that.
Gavin Kirkland: Not gunna lie, ever since I binged Squid Game, my Asian fetish has only gotten stronger. I would fucking give my left nut to be cornered and battered by a spitfire like Ayu Megumi.
Deadprez: That’s so completely irrelevant to the match at hand.
Eve: Ayu grabs a handful of Jonny’s hair and she pulls him out of the corner! Ayu hooks the neck and she looks for a DDT! Jonny fires off a shot that connects with her ribcage area, but Ayu quickly responds with a kick to the mid-section. She spikes Jonny Airhart into the mat with a DDT and Ayu quickly goes for a cover!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Not enough this time around. This match has barely started and finally it seems like Jonny has his head into the game. Ayu tries to pull him up but there’s Jonny with a right hand to the stomach! Ayu fires back with a clubbing blow to the head, and she jerks him up and whips him into the corner! She races towards Jonny Airhart but he pushes himself out of the corner and cuts her off with a massive European style uppercut! Ayu crumbles to the mat and Jonny begins stomping on her! Ayu tries to crawl towards the ropes, but Jonny catches her in the lower back and then stomps down on her hand! Ayu clutches her hand and rolls onto her back, which allows Jonny to drop an elbow down across her chest!
Deadprez: Ayu rolls to the side and pushes herself up, but Jonny with a stiff kick to the back of the head! Ayu slumps over, and Jonny quickly grabs her up, and brings her down with a nice looking suplex! He elects not to go for the cover and wraps Ayu Megumi in a headlock. Ayu is grabbing for his arms, but Jonny hangs on. This sold-out crowd in Glasgow are firmly behind Ayu tonight and it’s easy to understand why. She’s such a spirit competitor and the type of wrestler who rolls with the punches, and takes what she’s given.
Eve: Which isn’t something you can say about her opponent, Deadprez. Jonny Airhart has definitely come to Showdown with a massive chip on his shoulder, and he’s not been shy about expressing his displeasure of being moved here. Now, maybe I’m overthinking this, but to my knowledge, Dynasty has never been known as a hardcore brand. Showdown certainly isn’t known as a hardcore brand, especially when we have established ourselves over the course of the last couple of seasons as the place to be for pure wrestling. So what exactly is Jonny Airhart’s problem with Showdown?
Gavin Kirkland: He’s probably just sexually frustrated, Eve.
Deadprez: Yo, doesn’t he have a pregnant girlfriend?
Gavin Kirkland: Not everyone has a pregnancy or lactation fetish, Deadprez?
Deadprez: Lemme move on. The crowd has rallied Ayu to her feet and she’s elbowing the shit out of Jonny Airhart! Jonny manages to land a clubbing blow to the back of Ayu’s head, but she’s feisty! She uncorks a series of kicks that absolutely light Jonny the fuck up and she finishes off him with a jumping knee strike that catches him under the chin! Jonny falls back against the ropes and Ayu hypes the crowd up!
Eve: Ayu runs the ropes but Jonny is quick to move! Ayu crashes into the ropes, and Jonny looks to roll her up from behind! Ayu rolls through, and catches Jonny as he whirls around with a spinning heel kick! He drops to a knee and she wraps him up in a front facelock! Jonny hammers her on the back, but Ayu is able to wrestle him to the mat and flip him on his back! Jonny kicks her in the head, stopping Ayu from hooking his leg, and both competitors quickly get back to their feet! Ayu goes for Jonny, but he kicks her in the chest! He hooks her neck, but Ayu punches him in the ribs in order to free herself! She is able to tuck Jonny’s head under her arm and she looks for a suplex!
Gavin Kirkland: Jonny blocks the suplex, but Ayu drives her fist into his back over and over! Jonny stops fight and Ayu! Overhead belly to belly suplex! She’s got Jonny Airhart down! Ayu smiles to the crowd and backs up, allowing Jonny a few precious seconds to sit up and recover, and there’s ‘Ryo no Ikari’!!!! The superkick connects to a seated Jonny Airhart and Ayu goes for the cover!!!
Deadprez: Airhart gets the shoulder up!
Gavin Kirkland: Ayu looks upset that she didn’t get the win with that superkick, but she’s quickly back on offense! She grabs Jonny by the legs but he boots her in the chest! She loses her footing and Jonny quickly crawls towards the ropes! He hooks his arms around them right as Ayu jumps him, and the referee has no choice but to pull her away! Things aren’t looking good for the ‘Uno Champ’ right now because MY amazing girl has been nothing short of brilliant in this match.
Eve: YOUR amazing girl?
Deadprez: I think it’s a wise move for Jonny to pull himself onto the apron. Ayu is clearly disappointed that Jonny’s found a way to stop her momentum, but he really had no choice. Ever since the bell rang, Ayu has dominated this match. She was fired up from the very get go, determined not to let this chance to get a second win in a row slip through her fingers.
Eve: She reaches through the ropes to grab Jonny, but he catches her flush across the jaw with a forearm. Jonny hauls himself up, leaps on the ropes, and catches Ayu with a beautiful springboard crossbody! Jonny rolls off his opponent, kips to his feet, and there is a stunning, standing shooting star press! Jonny reaches back and hooks the legs for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Ayu shoots the shoulder up! Jonny mounts her and begins destroying her! He beats Ayu in the head and face, before flipping her over and stomping her in the back of the head! Jonny places his foot firmly on the back of Ayu’s head and steps on it, grabbing the ropes for a bit of leverage. She’s being tortured right now and the referee steps in, admonishing Jonny. Jonny refuses to back off so the referee has to start the count.
Referee: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…
Eve: Jonny lets go of the ropes and stomps the skull of Ayu Megumi once again It’s really not looking good for Ayu right now, guys. She’s definitely in trouble now. Jonny Airhart is showing a bit of a vicious streak right now, and Ayu is pretty defenseless. He kicks Ayu hard in the ribs and drapes her throat across the ropes. Johnny steps on her neck and he’s choking her!
Gavin Kirkland: 🤤🤤🤤
Deadprez: The referee is forced to administer the count and Jonny breaks right before the count of five. He helps Ayu to her feet and levels her with a straight right hand! Ayu’s unsteady on her feet right now, but she fires back, only to have the punch blocked by Jonny Airhart. He strikes her again, grabs the wrist, and looks to whip Ayu across the ring! Ayu plants her feet, but she can’t reverse! Jonny punches her in the stomach and sends her across the rope! He catches her on the rebound with a nasty look lariat! The back of Ayu’s head strikes the mat, and Jonny with another kick to the head! Ayu’s taken quite a bit of punishment, and Jonny wisely stays on her. He tries to toss her into the corner but Ayu catches him with an elbow! She whips Jonny into the corner but he blocks her attempt at a corner clothesline by catching her in the face with a big boot! Jonny slips through the ropes, onto the apron, and here comes Ayu! Jonny dives through the ropes, catching her with a shoulder thrust! Ayu is forced back and there’s Jonny with a slingshot type of move into a pin!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Huge kickout for Ayu! She lives! Both scramble to their feet but it’s the incoming Ayu who is put down with a clothesline! Jonny throws her into the corner and immediately plants his boot upside her head! Ayu’s face is being pressed into the turnbuckles and Jonny seems to be enjoying himself now. He backs off for half a second to switch to a foot choke, and look at Ayu struggling Gawd, that’s glorious.
Eve: This crowd is booing the hell out of Jonny right now and rightfully so. He’s using dirty tactics to keep Ayu subdued right now, but I guess I can’t really argue with it. He’s doing what he has to do, and is breaking before the five count.
Deadprez: There’s no doubt that Jonny Airhart would love to win his debut here tonight. He might have said a lot of vile things about Showdown this week, but he’s still a competitor, and he’s a prideful dude. Ayu managed to take him out of the Brand Warfare match, and obviously Jonny wants to beat her here tonight to prove a point.
Gavin Kirkland: Jonny’s dragging Ayu from the corner now. STANDING MOONSAULT CONNECTS!!!!
Eve: NO! AYU GOT HER KNEES UP! Jonny grabs at his stomach and Ayu crawls towards the ropes. She is feeding off the energy of the crowd right now as she drags herself back to her feet. But look! Jonny is getting to his feet as well! Ayu gets a second wind and she runs the ropes! She leaps at Jonny BUT HE CATCHES HER! JONNY QUICKLY SPINS AYU AROUND AND DROPS HER BACK FIRST ACROSS HIS KNEE!!!
Deadprez: JONNY HAULS AYU INTO THE POWER BOMB POSITION! HE SLAMS HER BACK OFF THE ROPES, WHIRLS AROUND, AND TURNS IT INTO A SITOUT POWERBOMB! JONNY WITH THE PIN NOW!
Gavin Kirkland: AYU KICKS OUT!
Deadprez: Yo! Bro is pissed off over that! Jonny slams his hand down on the mat three times out of sheer frustration, and he screams at the crowd who are having a go at him! Jonny Airhart is wasting too much time right now and Ayu Megumi is sitting up! Jonny bends down to snatch her up, but she slaps him right across the face! Jonny responds by nearly kicking Ayu’s head off her shoulders! These two are giving it their all tonight! Jonny slaps Ayu in the back of the head but she continues to show how resilient she is. Ayu is back up, and Jonny goes for an Irish whip! Ayu blocks!
Eve: Ayu with an elbow! She seizes the momentum and it’s Jonny who’s in the corner now! Jonny tries to get fancy and scrambles up the ropes but look at Ayu! SHE’S GOT HIM BY THE WAIST AND THERE’S A HUGE GERMAN SUPLEX! SHE JUST THREW JONNY AIRHART ACROSS THE RING WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!! AYU IS WAITING AS JONNY TRIES TO GET HIS SHIT TOGETHER! SHOOT STYLE KICKS TO THE CHEST STOP JONNY FROM GETTING UP AND AYU WITH A STANDING DROPKICK! JONNY FALLS BACK AND AYU DIVES ON TOP OF HIM FOR THE COVER!!!!
Deadprez: JONNY KICKS OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: AYU WASTES ABSOLUTELY NO TIME! SHE GOES RIGHT FOR JONNY’S LEGS AND LOCKS HIM IN A SHARP SHOOTER! JONNY AIRHART IS TIED UP IN A SUBMISSION FROM THAT SEXY ASIAN QUEEN AND I AM JEALOUS AF RIGHT NOW!
Eve: JONNY IS PANICKING AS WELL! HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW! AYU MEGUMI HAS HIM TIED HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND HE LOOKS LIKE HE WANTS TO SUBMIT! HE IS FIGHTING WITH HIMSELF, SHOUTING AT THE CROWD, AND BITING DOWN ON HIS HAND RIGHT NOW! THIS CROWD IS SCREAMING FOR HIM TO TAP OUT BUT JONNY KNOWS HE CAN’T DO THAT! HE IS FORCING HIMSELF TO DIG DEEP AND FIND SOME EXTRA STRENGTH, AND HE’S CRAWLING TO THE ROPES! HE’S GOING FOR THE ROPE BREAK, BUT HE’S STILL INCHES AWAY! AYU TRIES TO ADJUST HER POSITION BUT SHE LETS UP JUST ENOUGH THAT JONNY IS ABLE TO LUNGE AND GRAB THE ROPES!!!
Deadprez: Ayu looks devastated right now as the referee tells her that she has to break the hold! Jonny is screaming at her to let him go, and Ayu finally does right before the referee can count to five! Ayu knows she made a mistake by trying to readjust her position while having Jonny on the brink of tapping out and it shows all over her face. She knows she could have won the match with the sharp shooter.
Gavin Kirkland: Jonny has new life now, guys, but Ayu is quick enough to stomp him back to the mat. She grabs his legs again but Jonny’s able to kick her away! He’s up, but Ayu never left her feet! She charges at him… ‘SHOOT’!!! AYU WITH A SPEAR TO JO-
Eve: THE DROPKICK JUST KNOCKED AYU RIGHT OUT OF THE AIR! JONNY CAUGHT AYU AND HE GOT HER RIGHT IN THE HEAD! AYU IS WITHERING AROUND ON THE MAT IN A LOT OF PAIN AND I THINK JONNY AIRHART IS LOOKING TO PUT AN END TO THIS MATCH! HE IS LOOKING TOWARDS THE ROPES AND YEAH! HE’S CALLING FOR IT GUYS! JONNY AIHART IS ABOUT TO SECURE A WIN IN HIS FIRST EVER SHOWDOWN MATCH!
Deadprez: THIS CROWD IS LIVID AS JONNY BALANCES HIMSELF ON THE TOP ROPE! ‘MAKING THE MONEY’!!!! THE 360 SENTON!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: DOES NOT CONNECT! AYU ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND JONNY AIRHART CRASHES AND BURNS! HE IS HOLDING THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AND NECK, AND AYU CAN SENSE THAT VICTORY IS IMMINENT! ALL THE BOOS THAT WERE DIRECTED AT JONNY ARE NOW CHEERS FOR ‘THE AMAZING GIRL’, AND AYU MEGUMI S GUNNA TAKE TO THE SKIES NOW! THESE FANS ARE UP AND THEY ARE CHEERING, AND THEIR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO AYU! SHE’S ALL SMILES, PERCHED ON THE TOP, ROPE, AND THERE. SHE. GOES!!!!
Eve: ‘LEAP’!!! THE COUP DE GRACE FROM THE TOP ROPE MISSES THE MARK! JONNY AIRHART ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY AND BOTH OF OUR COMPETITORS HAVE GONE HIGH RISK AND GOTTEN NO REWARD OUT OF IT!
Deadprez: The referee is left with little choice but to start the count and now that he’s up to a count of six, Jonny and Ayu both are attempting to sit up. They turn towards one another and both force themselves up. Jonny forces himself to move towards Ayu, who is facing Jonny with her hands up. She motions for him to bring and the two engage in a lock-up! Jonny is the bigger competitor, and he is stronger, and he knees Ayu in the stomach! She fires back with a right hand, and a left, and slams her forearm across Jonny’s face! Ayu is met with a fierce blow that nearly takes her off her feet, and Jonny tosses her into the ropes! Jonny runs at Ayu… looking for a corner clothesline… BUT AYU MOVES! JONNY SLAMS CHEST FIRST INTO THE CORNER AND AYU ROLLS HIM UP FROM BEHIND!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: JONNY ROLLS THROUGH AND NOW HE HAS AYU! JONNY WITH A ROLL-UP OF HIS OWN AND HE’S GOT A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS! MY LIL AYU IS PINNED TO THE GROUND AND THE REFEREE BEGINS TO COUNT!!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
( Much to the absolute disgust of the crowd, ‘Act A Fool’ by Ludacris begins to play. )
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOUR WINNER… JONNY AIRHART!!!
( The crowd boos even more when Jonny Airhart quickly rolls out of the ring before Ayu can retaliate and demands that the referee get down here and raise his hand. )
Eve: I can’t fucking believe that we just saw Jonny Airhart steal a win here tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: I guess the need to avenge his own loss in Brand Warfare came out in full force tonight, Eve. Jonny Airhart nearly exposed my baby’s backside after rolling her up and as a result, he begins his career as a Showdown Elitist with a win to go into his back pocket.
Deadprez: I can’t say I like the way he won, but he won nevertheless. Congratulations to Jonny Airhart, and hats off to Ayu Megumi. She really put up a hell of a fight.
( No one could argue with Deadprez with those final words spoken. Jonny did win the match, and Ayu continued to prove that she is one hell of a competitor. )
( Showdown fades to commercial break. )
( Coming back from a commercial break the scene opens backstage…
In Hurricane Hawk’s office a very angry Ayu Megumi is seen pacing back and forth while Ashley Flores who is already in the office decked out in her ring gear ready for her next match with the New Breed Champion, Amir Yusuf, looking on smiling and enjoying the state of mind Ayu is in after her match with Jonny Airhart. Hurricane Hawk though had called them both into his office…)
Ashley Flores: Sucks to be you Ayu… wait that kinda rhymed a little. Hey you…. Ayu….
Ayu Megumi: Shut up, please!
Ashely Flores: Don’t take it out on me because you suck and can’t beat some worthless talent like Jonny Airhart which is why I am wondering why we are here?
Ayu Megumi: Yes…. Why?
Hurricane Hawk: Ladies the first thing I need for both of you to do is calm down, I understand the frustration of what happened earlier Ayu, but Showdown is a revolving door, and you know the opportunity to face Jonny Airhart again will present itself, but until then I know it stings but that takes nothing away from your performance here tonight and that is why I wanted to bring you both in here. As we know, there is a new Specialists Champion in Miku Sakai….
(Ashley Flores breaks out in laughter, which catches Hawk’s attention. Ayu Megumi too turns to look at her a bit perplexed and also annoyed.)
Ashley Flores: Stupid shitty Bettie couldn’t do it! So, you traded her for Jonny Airhart!?
(Ashley almost falls over laughing as Ayu turns to her, leans in and says….)
Ayu Megumi: Yeah…. And you lost to her twice, what does that make you?
(The laughter quickly stopped, Ashley glaring bullets right at Ayu.)
Ashley Flores: :comeagain:
Hurricane Hawk: Are we done now?
Ashley Flores: Just get on with it.
Hurricane Hawk: Good, yes Dr. Bethany Blue is now on Dynasty and with a new Specialists Champion that opens the doors of opportunities for a lot of women in the EAW and the division. I have taken into consideration all the viable contenders here and the two of you are at the top of the list for the Blue Brand and since the title has changed, it does open the door back for you Ashley as we all know due to your loss at Midsummer Massacre, long as Bethany was the champion, you could no longer contend for it.
Ashley Flores: Did you really think that was going to last? Of course not, Bettie was never good enough to be the Specialists Champion for long as she claimed to have wanted to hold it, good riddance to her and now we are talking about the greatest female wrestler to ever step foot on Showdown finally getting her shot…. ME.
Ayu Megumi: :francis:
Ashley Flores: What!?
(Shaking her head, Ayu turns to Hurricane Hawk.)
Ayu Megumi: Hold on a second, I understand handing out opportunities, but how is she qualified to get a Specialists title match when I went into Territorial Invasion and did my best, even eliminating Jonny from Team Dynasty? She lost to the Good Doctor TWICE, she lost at Pain for Pride and Midsummer Massacre, two huge FPV’s.
Ashley Flores: Uh… wait. You also lost TWICE to Bettie both on Showdown and she even beat you in a Last Woman Standing Match, so how are you more qualified than I am Gumi?
Ayu Megumi: Gumi!?
(Hurricane Hawk once again needs to get in between both ladies…)
Hurricane Hawk: Ladies…. Ladies… hold on. Let me stop you right there because both of you bring up some solid points so let me clear this up. Ashley and Ayu, BOTH of you came up short in your Specialists Championship matches, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an opportunity here to rectify it and bring the title back home to Showdown. We had a tremendous champion and while Territorial Invasion was not only a shock but a disappointment, no one feels worse than the former champion. But we move on from here and think about what is next. So….
(But just as Hurricane Hawk was about to continue, the door to his office opens and walks in Harper Lee, still looking a little worse for wear from her battle last week against Adam Lucas in the Hardcore Title Match classic. She takes off her earpieces, folding her arms…)
Hurricane Hawk: I’m a little busy right now Harper, we can talk later.
Harper Lee: No… we are going to talk now. You know, these two here know and everyone watching knows that I deserve a rematch for the Hardcore Championship after that ending last week. THAT WAS LUCK! Okay, PURE LUCK AND YOU KNOW IT! I just arrived at the arena and make no bones about it; Glasgow traffic and transportation is poop. So, whatever it is that you three are discussing is of no concern to me, give me my rematch at Reasonable Doubt!
(Ashley and Ayu both look at each other and start laughing, obviously knowing that earlier in the show the Hardcore Title match for Reasonable Doubt was already made between Adam Lucas and Limmy Monaghan.)
Harper Lee: What is so funny, other than both of your careers on Showdown!?
Hurricane Hawk: While I agree that you do deserve a rematch for the Hardcore Championship after the hell you tow put yourselves through, the Hardcore title is already being defended at Reasonable Doubt. The match was made at the beginning of the show.
Harper Lee: WHAT!? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!? WHY!? I WAS STUCK IN TRAFFIC! THIS IS NOT FAIR TO ME!
(Ashley and Ayu though just watch the meltdown happen right in front of their faces before Harper turns to them…)
Harper Lee: Why are they even in your office!? A couple of losers!
Hurricane Hawk: Well, I was just about to announce that I was going to set up a Number One Contender’s match for the Specialists Championship at Reasonable Doubt between Ayu Megumi and Ashley Flores as they both showed tenacity and determination in their chances for the title, so I think it is only fair they get the opportunity to get a title shot at Road to Redemption against Ayu Megumi or whoever the champion is at the time.
Ashley Flores: HA HA HA HA… Perfect!
Ayu Megumi: YES! Okay… I am feeling better now!
Harper Lee: :comeagain: What? No! Why are they getting a chance at the Specialists Championship when they both lost multiple tiles to Bethany but guess who didn’t, ME. I want in.
Ashley Flores: I don’t think so Harpie! I beat you last time you had a chance at Pain for Pride to challenge Bettie, not this time! Go away…. Shoo….. get out…..
Harper Lee: Let’s forget the last time we wrestled I beat you though, right? I want in Hurricane Hawk, come on, you know I earned this if I can’t face Adam Lucas again!
(Hurricane Hawk thinks for a minute and nods….)
Hurricane Hawk: You’re right, you did earn this so at Reasonable Doubt it will be a TRIPLE THREAT! Ayu Megumi versus Ashley Flores versus Harper Lee and the winner goes on to face whoever the champion is at Road to Redemption for the Specialists Championship!
(Ashley looks completely befuddled and annoyed, Ayu is still happy to get a shot and Harper puts her earpieces back on with a smirk and turns to walk away singing….)
Harper Lee: “Sweet dreams are made of this…. Who am I to disagree?”
Ashley Flores: She listens and sings to her own theme… what a tool.
(As the door closes behind her.)
(A commercial plays for a revision of “Star Wars Attack of The Clones” ft. Jake Smith, Theron Nikolas, Limmy Monaghan, with an on-screen cameo of Khamsin)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…ONE FALL!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“UnFazed” by Lil Uzi Vert ft. The Weeknd plays out a very confident Ashley Flores, who talks to the camera on her stroll to the ring.)
Ashley Flores: HOPE YOUR WATCHING HAWK, ESPECIALLY YOU “CHAMP!”
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Hailing out of Tijuana, Mexico, weighing in at 125 pounds…SHE IS THE GOLDEN HAND…ASHLEY FLORES!!
Eve: Ashley certainly has confidence written all over currently, but I’m not sure she should be going up against an opponent like Amir.
Deadprez: Yeah, the guy’s shown in a short time span that he’s talented, and certainly can go toe-to-toe with the best of em, even beat em too as last week he scored a huge upset win over Charlie Marr.
Eve: But this week, Ashley plans to not suffer the same fate, perhaps having a solid game plan going into this thing, but only time will tell.
(‘Elevate’ by DJ Khalil blares throughout the arena as Amir Yusuf comes out to a thunderous pop from the crowd, who show some love to the New Breed Champion as he heads down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent! From Chicago, Illinois, weighing in at 182 pounds…HE IS THE NEW BREED CHAMPION…AND THE HEART OF EAW…AMIR YUSUF!!
Eve: As a champion, the competition is only gonna rise, because as long as that title is around his waist, a permanent ‘X’ will be on his back. Because to beat a champion means to build major momentum.
Deadprez: And that’s what his opponent tonight in Flores is looking to do.
Gavin Kirkland: Correction: will do!
Eve: That simping’s gonna make you look dumber than usual if Amir pulls the rabbit out of the hat for a second week in a row.
Gavin Kirkland: A risk I’m willing to take! I’m #TeamFlores! :Montez:
(Amir settles in the opposite corner before handing his entrance gear off to a stagehand on the outside, and title off to the referee to get this match underway.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: The match is officially underway, and now it’ll be a battle of two very talented yet young competitors here in the landscape of EAW, Amir Yusuf and Ashley Flores, who waste no time locking up in the center of the ring. Yusuf gets the early advantage, gaining wrist control over Ashley for an arm wringer, which is then transitioned into a hammerlock! You can see Amir is really torquing that arm of Ashley, who’s shoulder has to be in some immense pain right about now.
Deadprez: OH, and there’s a back elbow from Flores with the free arm, leaving Amir’s defense down for Ashley to perform a standing switch, now being the one to trap HIM in a hammerlock, and Ashley transitions it immediately into a standing side headlock! Yusuf looks to rebound her off the ropes to escape, BUT ASHLEY HANGS ON! Bringing Yusuf down to all fours while she kneels on the ground! HOWEVER, WAS THIS MISTAKE ON ASHLEY’S END AS YUSUF ROLLS ON HIS BACK, LEAVING BOTH OF ASHLEY’S SHOULDERS ON THE MAT FOR A COVER!
Eve: Immediate kickout there by Flores, who simultaneously releases the hold in doing so before jumping back to her feet along with Amir. The two look like they’re gonna lock up once more, but this time, Ashley delivers a stern kick to the abdomen before tacking on another standing side headlock! Amir throws some forearm shots to the ribs of Ashley while trapped, this weakening her grip enough for Yusuf to rebound her off the ropes successfully this time round!
Deadprez: ASHLEY COMES BACK WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK, BUT ITS NOT ENOUGH TO TAKE YUSUF DOWN, WHO STAGGERS BACK BEFORE REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES HIMSELF, RUNNING RIGHT INTO A BACK ELBOW FROM ASHLEY, WHICH TAKES HIM DOWN AS HE CHECKS TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER WITH HIS FACE! AND IT LOOKS AS IF ASHLEY IS GONNA TAKE THESE PRECIOUS MOMENTS TO GLOAT AT SEEING HER OPPONENT DOWNED!
Ashley Flores: DAMN, IM GOOD!
Gavin Kirkland: I CAN AGREE WITH THAT! SHES GOT SKILLS LIKE SHES GOT ASS! :shaq:
Gavin Kirkland: I’ve said too much…BEST PRO WRESTLING ON THE PLANET EVERYBODY!
Deadprez: Right…anyways, Ashley runs off the ropes following her momentary floating, AMIR ROLLS ON HIS STOMACH, FORCING HER TO JUMP OVER HIM, AND HE JUMPS BACK TO HIS FEET AS HE SEES HER REBOUNDING BACK OFF THE ROPES! YUSUF LEAPFROGS ASHLEY, WHO STOPS IN HER TRACKS BEHIND HIM, TURNING AROUND TO SEE YUSUF RUNNING OFF THE ROPES ONCE AGAIN, BUT SHES NOT QUICK ENOUGH TO ACT AS HE COMES BACK WITH A HURRICANRANA, MAKING ASHLEY RETREAT TO THE OUTSIDE, LOOKING TO CATCH A BREATHER!
Eve: BUT AMIR ISNT GONNA LET HER AS HE RUNS OFF THE ROPES FOR A SUICIDE DIVE…OR SO IT SEEMED AS ASHLEY IMMEDIATELY GETS OUT OF DODGE, HIGH TAILING IT UP TO THE DIAMOND PLATE AT THE RAMP AREA, CLEARLY DISAPPOINTING THE CROWD ALONG WITH AMIR, WHO SLINGSHOTS HIMSELF ON THE APRON, NOW GONNA PURSUE FLORES, WHO SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING AS HE DOES SO, AIMING TO LAND A CHEAPSHOT! BUT AMIR BLOCKS THE FIST BEFORE RAMMING ASHLEY IN THE GUT WITH HIS SHOULDER!
Deadprez: AND AMIR SLINGSHOTS HIMSELF BACK INTO THE RING, SHOWING SOME ATHLETICISM AS HE SHOULDER ROLLS OVER THE BACK OF A HUNCHED OVER ASHLEY, WHO TURNS AROUND TO LAND A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE ON AMIR, BUT HE DUCKS UNDERNEATH! ASHLEY TURNS AROUND, BUT THIS TIME AMIR IS THERE TO CATCH HER WITH A STEP UP ENZIGURI THAT STAGGERS HER BACK AGAINST THE ROPES! YUSUF CHARGES AT ASHLEY, WHO MOVES OUT OF WHATEVER HE HAD PLANNED, CAUSING YUSUF TO LEAP ON THE MIDDLE ROPE, PERHAPS GOING FOR A SPRINGBOARD OFFENSIVE MOVE!
Eve: BUT THERES ASHLEY TO PUSH HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE, EFFECTIVELY DUMPING HIM TO THE OUTSIDE! THE BACK OF AMIR HITTING THE APRON ON THE WAY DOWN! ASHLEY DOESNT WASTE TIME WITH SHOWBOATING AS SHE MAKES HER WAY TO THE OUTSIDE!
Gavin Kirkland: THEY’RE RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR COMMENTATORS DESK TOO, AND ITS HERE YOU CAN TRULY TELL JUST HOW STACKED ASHLEY FLORES IS, LADIES AND GENT-
Gavin Kirkland: :will:
Deadprez: Meanwhile, Ashley gets a firm hold on Yusuf before chucking him into a corner of the barricade area closest to the timekeeper! FLORES ROLLS AMIR BACK INTO THE RING NOW! YUSUF FAVORS THAT BACK AS HE’S ON ALL FOURS! SOME INTENSITY APPEARS ON THE FACE OF FLORES, WHO KNEES HIM BACK DOWN TO THE MAT AFTER BUILDING A HEAD OF MOMENTUM BEFORE MOUNTING HIM WITH PUNCHES, AMIR DOING HIS BEST TO COVER UP, BUT DAMAGE IS MOST CERTAINLY BEING DONE HERE!
Eve: YEAH, THE REFEREE PULLS ASHLEY OFF, AND THIS IS WHERE WE SEE THAT VICIOUS SIDE OF HER, WHO SHOWS NO REGARD FOR HER OPPONENT, JUST A WILL TO WIN!
Deadprez: AND YOU CANT COMPLETELY FAULT IT, THATS HOW YOU GET THINGS DONE IN THIS BUSINESS, THATS HOW YOU CEMENT YOURSELF AS A THREAT TO THE CHAMP SHE SO CLEARLY WANTS A MATCH WIITH, MIKU SAKAI, WHO ID IMAGINE IS WATCHING HOW THIS CONTEST UNFOLDS! WITH ASHLEY FLORES HEADING TO THE MIDDLE ROPE, LINING UP YUSUF AS HE SLOWLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET, ONLY TO GET KNOCKED RIGHT BACK DOWN WITH A DIVING BACK ELBOW! ASHLEY HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE COVER!
Eve: KICKOUT! Might be a little too early in this match to be expecting a victory so fast, you’re gonna have to inflict a bit more punishment on one another for that to happen, and speaking of, it looks to be exactly what Ashley Flores is attempting to do, just pressing her boot on the side of Amir’s face before the referee pulls her off, reprimanding Ashley before she goes back to work on Amir, who’s up to one knee now! But Ashley with a blatant act of disrespect shoves the face of Amir before looking to stand him back up- BUT HE CATCHES HER WITH A FOREARM SMASH, NOT TAKING KINDLY TO SAID DISRESPECT!
Deadprez: ASHLEY ANSWERS BACK WITH A KICK TO THE GUT BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE ROPES! LEAPFROG BY AMIR! ASHLEY TURNS IT INTO A POWERSLAM! A COVER IS MADE!
Deadprez: ANOTHER KICKOUT AT TWO, AND JUST AS AMIR JOLTED UP TO A SEATED POSITION, ASHLEY WAS QUICK TO GROUND HIM WITH A SIDE HEADLOCK, WEARING DOWN THE HIGH FLYER! BUT AMIR BEGINS TO FEED OFF THE CROWD AS HE WORKS BACK TO HIS FEET, ATLEAST ATTEMPTS TO AS ASHLEY DROPS HIM DOWN TO A KNEE WITH A KNEE OF HER OWN TO THE MIDSECTION! AMIR DOESNT STOP FIGHTING, HOWEVER, THROWING PUNCHES TO ABDOMINAL REGION OF FLORES, WHICH TURNS TO FOREARMS AS HE WORKS BACK UP TO A VERTICAL BASE!
Eve: OOH, JUMPING KNEE FROM ASHLEY IN RETALIATION! AMIR GETS WHIPPED INTO THE ROPES, BUT HE HANGS ON! ASHLEY CHARGES AT YUSUF, WHO CATCHES HER WITH A BACK ELBOW! AMIR GRABS AHOLD OF HER HEAD, BUT ASHLEY STILL HAS SOME FIGHT LEFT IN HER, SHOVING THE OPPOSITION BACK INTO THE CORNER! BUT AS FLORES CHARGES IN, AMIR GETS THE BOOT UP, GRABBING A STUNNED ASHLEY IN A FRONT FACELOCK BEFORE LANDING A BEAUTIFUL TORNADO DDT!
Deadprez: ASHLEY ROLLS TO THE OUTSIDE FOLLOWING THAT, LOOKING TO REPEAT HER STRATEGY FROM EARLIER! AMIR SLINGSHOTS HIMSELF ONTO THE APRON! ASHLEY LOOKS TO SWIPE AT HIS FEET WITH HER HAND IN ATTEMPT TO TRIP HIM UP, BUT AMIR SAW IT COMING, LEAPING OVER AND LANDING AN APRON PENALTY KICK ON FLORES, WHO SPIRALS DOWN TO ONE KNEE HERSELF! WHATS ON THE MIND OF AMIR NOW AS HE LOOKS AT THE ROPES AND ASHLEY! …YUSUF GONNA TAKE FLIGHT WITH A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT, HITTING ITS INTENDED TARGET ONE-HUNDRED PERCENT!
Gavin Kirkland: ASHLEY IS SENT BACK INTO THE RING NOW BY AMIR, AND SHE LOOKS TO FIND REPRIEVE IN THE CORNER OPPOSITE TO AMIR! YUSUF APPROACHES HER, BUT HE MIGHTVE GOTTEN BAITED AS SHE TRIES TO BACK BODY DROP HIM OVER HER SHOULDER AND TO THE OUTSIDE! BUT YUSUF CATCHES HIMSELF ON THE APRON! ASHLEY TURNS AROUND TO GET CAUGHT WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI!
Eve: ASHLEY TAKES A FEW DRUNKEN STEPS BACKWARD, TRULY FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THAT KICK AS AMIR SLINGSHOTS HIMSELF BACK INTO THE RING WITH A ROLLING X-FACTOR, SPIKING FLORES ON HER HEAD! AMIR SHOOTS THE HALF FOR A COVER ON ASHLEY!
Eve: AND JUST LIKE THAT, HE ALMOST HAD RIGHT THERE, BUT ASHLEY IS FAR TOO RESILIENT! AMIR HOISTS HER BACK UP BEFORE GOING FOR A SUPLEX OF SORTS IT SEEMS, BUT ASHLEY SLIPS OUT BEHIND AMIR, WRAPPING HER ARMS AROUND TO HIS WAIST FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX THAT BARELY GETS HIM OFF THE GROUND BEFORE HE CONNECTS WITH A JAW SHATTERING BACK ELBOW, KNOCKING ASHLEY BACK INTO THE CORNER! YUSUF POSITIONS HER ON THE MIDDLE ROPE NOW FOR A TRIANGLE DROPKICK THAT IS FOLLOWED UP WITH A SLINGSHOT SOMERSAULT SENTON FROM AMIR!
Deadprez: ASHLEY JOLTS UP TO A SEATED POSITION BEFORE AMIR RUNS OFF THE ROPES IN FRONT OF HER FOR A SEATED DROPKICK! YUSUF DRAGS HER IN DROPZONE FOR A DIVING MOVE AS HE CLIMBS THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH HIS BACK FLORES, WHO ROLLS TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, COMPLETELY WRITING OFF WHAT LOOKED TO BE AN 054 ATTEMPT! BUT NONETHELESS, AMIR ISNT STOPPED AS HE TURNS AROUND TOWARDS ASHLEY TO LAND A DIVING FROG SPLASH, IMMEDIATELY HOOKING THE LEG FOR A COVER!
Eve: AND AGAIN, ASHLEY KICKS OUT! AMIR TAKES HIS TIME GOING TO A STANDING POSITION AS HE REALLY TAKES THE TIME TO STALK ASHLEY, SLOWLY MAKING IT BACK TO HER FEET AS WELL! SPANISH FLY ATT- NO! ASHLEY BLOCKS IT WITH A FEW ELBOWS TO THE SIDE OF YUSUF’S HEAD! AMIR FREES ASHLEY BEFORE SHE GOES IN FOR ANOTHER BLOW TO THE HEAD! BUT YUSUF CUTS HER OFF WITH A BACK ELBOW, AND A SPINNING VARIATION TO FOLLOW! ASHLEY IS ON WOBBLY LEGS AS SHES HIT WITH A SUPERKICK! ASHLEY IS STILL LEFT STANDING, HOWEVER!
Deadprez: AMIR HITS THE ROPES, SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY ATTEMPT HERE MAYBE! BUT THERES ASHLEY WITH A CODEBREAKER! THAT MIGHT BE IT AS SHE WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND BOTH LEGS!
Deadprez: AMIR GETS THE SHOULDER UP, AND AT THIS POINT, ASHLEY MUST BE ASKING HERSELF “WHAT MORE DO I HAVE TO DO?!” BUT SHE MIGHT FIND HER ANSWER SOON AS SHE LIFTS AMIR UP FOR A POWERBOMB! YUSUF STARTS TO FIGHT BACK WITH PUNCHES TO THE DOME OF FLORES BEFORE SLIPPING OFF HER SHOULDERS TO LAND A DISCUS ELBOW! FLORES IS DOWN TO ONE KNEE, YUSUF LOOKS TO RUN OFF THE ROPES IN FRONT OF HER, BUT ASHLEY PULLS HIM BACK IN THE BY THE BACK OF HIS TIGHTS FOR A BACK SUPLEX! HOWEVER, AMIR BACKFLIPS OUT OF IT!
Eve: ASHLEY QUICKLY TURNS AROUND, CATCHING AMIR BEFORE HE COULD COMPLETELY FIND HIS FOOTING WITH THE HUG OF DEATH! BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX CONNECTS! A COVER IS MADE!!
Eve: AND I SHOULDNT EVEN BE SURPRISED AT THIS POINT DEALING WITH THESE TWO COMPETITORS AS THERES ANOTHER KICKOUT! ASHLEY LOOKS TO HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF AMIR, AND AIMS TO FINISH THID WITH THAT SPIKE DDT! BUT AMIR TURNS IT INTO A SCHOOL BOY ROLLUP!
Gavin Kirkland: YES! ASHLEY FLORES POKED THE EYE OF AMIR!
Eve: AND SHE RUSHES BACK TO HER FEET WHILE AMIR LIES ON ALL FOURS, CLUTCHING AT HIS EYE! ASHLEY PULLS HIM BACK UP FOR AN IRISH WHIP OFF THE ROPES! AMIR SLIDES THROUGH THE OPEN LEGS OF FLORES, WHO TURNS AROUND INTO A STEP-UP EN- NO! ASHLEY DUCKS UNDER WHILE KEEPING AHOLD OF THAT FOOT USED TO STEP UP! AMIR COMES BACK WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK, HOWEVER! ASHLEY STUMBLES BACK INTO THE CORNER WHILE AMIR LOOKS TO GET HIS BEARINGS ON ALL FOURS!
Deadprez: ASHLEY RUNS OUT OF THAT CORNER FOR THE PAPER CUT! …BUT AMIR AVOIDS THE PUNT KICK! ASHLEY TURNS TO RUN RIGHT INTO A SPINNING BACK KICK FROM YUSUF, WHO DROPS HER WITH A SNAPPY BRAINBUSTER! AMIR KEEPS AHOLD OF ASHLEY AS HE ROLLS THROUGH FOR A KNEECAP BRAINBUSTER! HOWEVER, ASHLEY DEADWEIGHTS AMIR, PREVENTING HIM FROM BRINGING HER UP OFF THE MAT..BUT HE DEADLIFTS HER UP ANYWAYS, SHOWING THAT DECEPTIVE POWER!
Eve: ASHLEY SLIPS OUT BEHIND AMIR, GOES FOR AN EYE RAKE FROM BEHIND, BUT AMIR CATCHES BOTH HANDS BEFORE LANDING A PELE KICK THAT STAGGERS ASHLEY OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE! FLORES LANDS ON BOTH FEET, BUT SHES DEFINITELY WOBBLING! AMIR NOTICES AND CATCHES HER WITH A SPRINGBOARD 450 SPLASH! DOWN GOES ASHLEY! DOWN GOES ASHLEY, WHO GETS SENT BACK INTO THE RING BY AMIR!
Deadprez: A WILD SWING IS TAKEN BY FLORES, WHO DOESNT HAVE MUCH ENERGY PUT BEHIND IT AS SHES PRACTICALLY RUNNING OFF INSTINCT! AMIR TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS BY DUCKING UNDER, PULLING HER HEAD BACK INTO AN INVERTED DDT POSITION BEFORE SPIKING FLORES WITH THE AYC ROLLING CUTTER, AND MOVING INTO A PIN!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERES YOUR WINNER…AMIR YUSUF!
(‘Elevate’ by DJ Khalil plays to a thunderous ovation as Amir rises up Ashley to be held his title by the referee, who raises his hand up in victory.)
Eve: What a match between these two competitors, who truly brought it tonight, just so happened that Amir was the better competitor on this night, but I’d certainly like to see a rematch between these two.
Deadprez: You and me both, Eve, you and me both. Because it was a battle of two styles, and a battle that was certainly back-and-forth with it feeling as if anyone could win at any time. But while a win does wonders for Amir Yusuf, what does a loss do for Ashley Flores?
Eve: Clearly not any good if she’s looking to face Miku Sakai, who we mentioned earlier to possibly be watching this match, knowing her, I’m sure she’s laughing at it, knowing the finish.
Deadprez: I wouldn’t be surprised, but right now, congratulations to Amir Yusuf on such a hard fought win, and as for Ashley, I hope she can go back to the drawing board, because she seems to be taking this loss pretty hard in the ring.
(The camera pans from Amir heading backstage to Ashley in the ring as the music cuts out with Ashley throwing a complete tantrum following her defeat, which spills to the outside as she kicks the steel steps before ripping the announce table cover off! Ashley is clearly upset, yelling at the heckling fans on her way backstage.)
(The scene fades back into the locker room as Cameron Ella Ava is seen talking to TLA, who is already in his ring gear since he has his match coming up against Veena Adams. The crowd in the arena is heard cheering in the background at the sight of these two. The two of them are chatting up a storm, laughing and smiling. If TLA has any nerves going into this match, he is doing a great job at hiding it. He has a calm, cool and collected composure as the audio finally picks up on the conversation between these two.)
Cameron Ella Ava: He was unconscious when I saw him in the hospital. I’ve just got to Glasgow two days ago. I wanted to leave on Tuesday, so I can avoid being jet-lagged before Saturday, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me. It’s a shame that had his season potentially end.
TLA: Those New Eden bitches are crazy and the one person that could stop it all is fucking with him.
Cameron Ella Ava: They are tag team partners in a tournament.
TLA: They’re gonna be partners in life real soon.
Cameron Ella Ava:
(Cameron Ella Ava shakes her head, trying to brush off this conversation before moving onto a different subject. The last thing that she wants to think about is her sister, Drake King, and this whole #Dramille situation happening on Voltage. Whatever it was, it had entered the Showdown airways and became a rumor of gossip in catering.)
Cameron Ella Ava: I already assume the answer but —how are you feeling about this match with Veena?
TLA: It may not be Charlie, but I’m muy feliz to finally be getting my hands on that puta. We couldn’t have you have all the fun in Kuwait, but won’t Ku-wait any longer to get these hands. She’s talked more mierda on me than her little lap dog has done since returning at Midsummer Massacre, but I didn’t expect her to be too pussy to come at me instead of taking shots at you. She seemed kinda angry in that video. It must be because Charlie isn’t giving it to her that good.
Cameron Ella Ava: She can be quite brutal, but you can’t expect anything less from an Adams.
TLA: They are some tough sons of bitches, but it was nice to see you shut her up in Kuwait and get that moment. Getting the pin on Veena must have been really satisfying for you. I loved the moment of those two smirks being wiped out of their faces, thinking that they had this match in the bag? Imagine walking into this match thinking that you’re gonna beat up Cameron Ella Ava and TLA? Imagine thinking that you’re gonna beat the asses of two Hall of Famers, knowing that the last time that those two-faced great talents, they ended up losing at Pain for Pride. Both of them have done some dumb, pinche, shit, but declaring war between the two of us is one of the dumbest things that could have happened.
Cameron Ella Ava: I thought after Clash of Kingdoms, we would be getting rid of those two from our lives. Based on your brawl with Charlie last week, it seems like things are not over, and unfortunately, Charlie is still holding a grudge. Veena may seem like her issues with me are done, but I’m not opposed to starting things once again if they become out of line with you. Do you know that I’ve always got your back?
TLA: Of course, Latinos need to have each other’s backs. The system is always trying to tear us down, but we gotta rise above it.
Cameron Ella Ava: 100%; they really tried to remind us about our past issues with each other because they know that we were too good to take down. There’s no doubt that we’d do that again. Do you need me out there with you to even the odds?
(TLA shakes his head no.)
TLA: I’ve always kept it real and that’s what I am going to be with you — I think it’s time for me to handle this problem alone. It started with me and it’s going to end with me. I’ve appreciated you helping me out. You were amazing at Clash of Kingdoms. You and I proved to everyone that we let the past be the past. We’ve learned and grown to respect each other. We didn’t have the chemistry that Ad Infinitum got, but we had the ability to learn and grow from our previous encounters. Now, I need to handle this shit alone because it’s time that I become World Champion again and these are the necessary steps that I need to take to get that second reign. Besides, it seems like you got another bald bitch to be worrying about at Reasonable Doubt.
Cameron Ella Ava: Indeed I do and I’m hoping after Reasonable Doubt, it should be clear on how I want this rest of the season to go for me.
TLA: Do what’s gonna be best for you, homegurl. You know I’m always rooting for a fellow Latina. Now, if you excuse me, I gotta beat Veena’s ass.
Cameron Ella Ava: ¡Buena suerte!
(TLA and Cameron Ella Ava acknowledge and nod in respect to each other as TLA walks out of the locker room for last-minute preparations for his match against Veena. The tension in the room changes as Cameron could feel that someone is standing behind her. The camera reveals it to be Lethal Consequences as Cameron finds herself turning around to face the bigger Elitist. The two of them exchange a glare at each other. By the looks of things, it seems like LC’s glare is a little stronger than Cameron’s, almost like he’s trying to stare through her soul.)
Lethal Consequences: I’ve been meaning to ask you this — what in the hell did you mean any what you said last week? You thought it was funny was leaving me with some sort of riddle?
Cameron Ella Ava: I figured that you were smart enough to understand what I was saying. Basically, I was trying to tell you that you’ve gone soft. I used to remember a time where the name ‘Lethal Consequences’ meant something around here. I remembered when you used to be the man that people feared around here. I mean, remember when people would quiver at the idea of having their name next to yours in the marquee? Not a lot of people remember that. At some point, I have forgotten about that and when looking at you, LC, I don’t see that same man. I don’t look at you and see someone that invokes that same fear that he once did. I know, I must sound like a broken record as you had to listen to Theron Nikolas tell you that you were a “shell of your former self” and nothing more than someone who wants to relive their glory days, but I’m going to avoid all of these points when trying to tell you this —if we get this soft shit that we’ve been seeing from you these days, you are going to lose at Reasonable Doubt; until we see that man again, you can expect to find yourself in the losing side of these marquee matchups, either humiliating yourself against the likes of Theron or humiliating an entire brand as you did at Territorial Invasion —
(Lethal Consequences slams the locker next to Cameron Ella Ava. This catches ‘The Goddess’ completely off guard, but she does her best not to jump or make some sort of reaction. If anything, he wasn’t expecting that type of movement from LC. You can sense the frustration on the former World Heavyweight Champion’s face. He’s heard it from quite a few people this season, telling him all of these things that project to his career not being in the same heights as they once were. It’s all infuriating to him and everyone can see it.)
Lethal Consequences: Don’t disrespect me, Cameron. From someone who has been in the same position as me, I thought that you would know better than to spew the garbage that has come out of men like Theron Nikolas.
Cameron Ella Ava: I know better than to spew that kind of garbage. All I am trying to say is that Lethal Consequences has gone soft. Lethal Consequences don’t intimidate anyone anymore. Lethal Consequences has a long way to go if he ever wants to find himself in World Championship contention again.
Lethal Consequences: I’ll find myself in World Championship contention again and if it means taking down every threat in my way, I am going to do that. That means you, Cameron. It may not have worked that way at Midsummer Massacre. I may have had Theron Nikolas slip from my grasp and potentially be closer to the Answers World Championship, but I am going to make sure that I don’t make the same mistake again. If that means putting a woman like you in their place and that’s underneath my boot, I am going to do that. So, Cameron, I would think twice about disrespecting me again because you know the “consequences” if you do.
(Cameron Ella Ava has a smirk on her face as shakes her head, not really buying what Lethal Consequences is trying to sell to her. All of it, just seems like something to intimidate her, but she had spent a few weeks with Veena Adams trying to intimidate her, so she doesn’t see things going well with LC.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Yeah, sure, whatever…
(Cameron Ella Ava walks out of the locker room, leaving Lethal Consequences by himself. LC is completely seething at this point, thinking that Cameron’s response was nothing more than disrespect to him. He’s had people disrespect him, tell him that his career is over, and should call it a day. He’s had people look down on him and tell him that he has things that he needs to change, if he wants to improve on himself.)
(A commercial for Fire-proof microwave ft. Jake Smith plays)
(Showdown comes back from commercial break to show Gina Romano standing at the center of the ring with a smile on her face and a microphone in her hand ready to announce the next match at hand.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following singles match is a contest scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘Success is My Cologne’ by Curren$y blasts through the speakers of the arena to loud boos from the Scotland crowd upon seeing Lethal Consequences make his way out to the stage. He doesn’t waste time with theatrics, immediately beginning to make his way down the ramp and towards the ring with a nonchalant, no-nonsense look on his face.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first… from Oakland, California… weighing in at 230 pounds… THE INEVITABLE… LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: We all know exactly what kind of mindset Lethal Consequences is in tonight. Last week he confronted Cameron Ella Ava after her interview upon overhearing her desiring a Reasonable Doubt opponent. But Cameron surely set something off inside of LC upon her saying that she wants the old LC back, the one that’s been missing from the books of Elite Answers Wrestling and only left with a shell of his former self.
Eve: And we can’t forget earlier in the night when Cameron riled him up again, saying that he wants to see the old LC in this ring, but she bets that it won’t happen. If there’s one thing that it did? It made LC more motivated than ever seeing how he makes his way down the ramp and towards the ring tonight, all business.
Gavin Kirkland: Isn’t that always what we do? Business?
Deadprez: Us? Yes. You? No.
(LC begins to make his way around the ring, stepping up onto the steel steps and then onto the apron as he makes his way into the ring. He doesn’t bother making his way up to the top rope like he usually does, instead he begins to pace around the ring, a cold look on his face while he stares at the stage. ‘Success is My Cologne from there, then begins to fade out.)
(‘Last Strike’ by Polo G blasts through the speakers of the arena to a solid mix of cheers and boos upon seeing Jon Kelton make his way out to the stage with a straight mannerism on his face. He circles around the stage, looking out at the crowd for a good moment before focusing on the ring, and his opponent. From there he begins to make his way down the ramp and to the ring, ready for battle.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, residing in Dallas, Texas… weighing in at 215 pounds… THE CHOSEN ONE… JON KELTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: As for Kelton last week he definitely had some issues of his own, being absolutely ridiculed by Ronan Malosi in the parking lot and being big leagued left a bad taste in his mouth 100%. It’s clear that Kelton is unhappy because of that and looks to handle it on his own time but until then? He has some bigger fish to fry.
Eve: Last week he got a victory over Roberto De La Rosa and tonight he’s looking to keep that wave of momentum going by standing tall over Lethal Consequences tonight. Can he do it? I have no doubt he’s able to, but that’s something that we’re just going to have to find out for ourselves as well.
Gavin Kirkland: You know, Ronan had a point though. I don’t think Kelton has the IT factor to supply London. You know who does though? BIG MAN GAVIN! YESSIR! HIT ME UP LONDON!
(Kelton immediately slides into the ring, turning around and making his way up to the top rope. He poses for a moment before he jumps down and circles around the ring, beginning to find himself in his corner where he gets ready. ‘Last Strike’ then fades out from there as the referee signals for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: Here we go, this singles match is officially underway! Both LC and Kelton are beginning to make their way out of their corners and circle around the ring, both of them staring a hole into one another and not deviating their sights even for a split second. Both of them are slowly beginning to make their way towards the center of the ring, looking to make things right and start this match off properly with a collar-and-elbow tie-up!
Eve: LC wasting zero time managing to find a way to slip under the arm of Kelton, cinching in a waist lock looking to get the early momentum boost that comes from this lock-up! But Kelton doesn’t seem to be having it right now, trying to pry himself free by gripping at the arms of LC. But in an instant, he decides to go for the easy way out of this, sending a back elbow to the bridge of LC’s nose in order to weaken the hold! And right now Kelton is using his strength to fall backwards and push the two of them against the ropes, forcing the referee to intervene and call for a rope break!
Gavin Kirkland: Despite the shot to his face, unfortunately not the shot I was thinking… LC holds his hands up looking for a clean break, which Kelton obliges to beginning to make his way back towards the center of the ring. Kelton is offering to lock up once more which LC seems to be hesitant on while he begins to collect himself. But nonetheless, both of them engage once more! Both of them are going for one more test of strength method right now, but it doesn’t look good for LC seeing as Kelton is once again getting the better of him, beginning to push him towards the ropes. But instead Kelton uses the ropes to spring LC off of them and send him running towards the opposite pair!
Deadprez: BUT LC OUT OF NOWHERE MANAGES TO USE THE MOMENTUM FROM THE IRISH WHIP TO RUN FORWARD AND COMPLETELY GROUNDS KELTON WITH A LOU THESZ PRESS! LC is for sure riled up right now, beginning to rain down fist after fist towards the face of Kelton! Kelton wastes zero time bringing up his forearms, trying to block as much of the assault as he can factoring in the fact that it was one that he didn’t expect! Kelton finally managed to push through, taking the palm of his hand and shoving at the face of LC, taking him off guard for the moment and allowing him to slip away. Kelton is quickly getting back up to his feet, but immediately LC steps forward and connects with a stiff forearm strike to drop him down to a knee before he can do anything!
Eve: And I damn sure hope Cameron Ella Ava is watching this right now, because what we’re seeing now might just be the old LC that she’s been asking for this whole time. LC snatching the arm of Kelton and pulling him up to his feet, not looking to give him a break as he sends him towards the ropes with an Irish whip! BEFORE TAKING A STEP FORWARD AND LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE OF JON KELTON TO DROP HIM DOWN!
Gavin Kirkland: But before that can happen Kelton manages to duck under and end up behind LC! And while you can do so much from behind, KELTON GOES FOR A SLEEPER HOLD! Kelton wasting zero time slithering through and finding a way to counter LC’s attack in a heartbeat! LC meahwhile is outstretching his arms, waving them around and trying to find a way out. But it seems Kelton is doing all he can to take LC down to the ground, and imagine if he manages to get a quicky from this?! It looks like that’s what Kelton plans to do, dropping all his weight managing to force LC down to a knee! But instead, it looks like putting him to sleep isn’t his plan he’s going for. Kelton seemed to be waiting for the perfect moment to release it and run to the ropes! BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A BLUNT KNEE TO THE FACE OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!
Deadprez: Kelton circling around the ring now, seemingly trying to get the blood pumping through him before he can continue this matchup. He begins to make his way towards LC, grabbing him by his arm before pulling him in! TAKING HIM DOWN WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER! LC snaps up to a seated position, grabbing the back of his neck in pain while Kelton slowly rises back up to his feet. KELTON SCOOPING LC UP TO HIS FEET BEFORE DROPPING HIM DOWN INTO THE BACK OF HIS NECK ONCE AGAIN WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! Kelton isn’t done though, keeping ahold of LC from behind and dragging him back up! BEFORE TRANSITIONING AND DROPPING LC DOWN WITH A DRAGON SUPLEX! Kelton holding the bridge, pin attempt!
Eve: But LC gets the quick shoulder up before the three count! Kelton sitting up, tensing up for a moment before nodding his head and heaving himself back up to his feet. LC slowly attempts to drag himself up, obviously dazed, but it’s Kelton that lunges forward and sends a big stomp downward onto the chest of LC! That stunned LC long enough for Kelton to drop down and lock in a headlock! Kelton trying to catch a breather and make sure that the momentum that he’s accumulated is still in his favor. But the problem is, I don’t think LC is willing to stay down for long as he begins to muscle out the strength to slowly bring himself up to his feet. You can see Kelton struggling to keep ahold of him as LC continues to fight, he wasn’t going to be able to keep him down for long! LC managing to plant both of his feet to the ground, his knees ever so slightly buckling to give him an iota of support!
Gavin Kirkland: LC is erected back up to his feet ! LC is wasting zero time going absolutely ham on Kelton, beginning to send sharp elbows towards his abdomen repeatedly forcing Kelton to loosen the hold that he has on him! Even if Kelton doesn’t willingly let go, it’s LC that manages to force himself out before sending a shot towards his head! And that marks the start of an absolute barrage, LC unleashing his load… of punches towards the face of Kelton in hopes of stunning him long enough to get the advantage back! Kelton is forced to stumble backwards in response to his attacks, falling against the corner before LC begins to literally cave his chest in with stomps forcing him downward! Kelton is absolutely defenseless at the moment and there doesn’t seem to be much he can do especially with this overwhelming offense!
Deadprez: LC grabbing him by his arm before sending him into an Irish whip towards the opposite corner, SPRINTING FORWARD AND SENDING A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TOWARDS HIS FACE COMPLETELY KNOCKING HIS LIGHTS OUT! Kelton slowly pushes himself out of the corner while LC takes a moment to breathe and backs up, and it’s apparent he’s only being held up by string at this point! AND THAT’S ONLY MADE WORSE AS HE’S DROPPED DOWN INTO LOWDOWN! THE SPINEBUSTER CONNECTS AS LC HOOKS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE PIN!
Eve: BUT IT’S KELTON THAT MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP JUST IN TIME!
Gavin Kirkland: LC acknowledging the kick out, BEFORE GRABBING AHOLD OF HIS HEAD AND BEGINNING TO SEND REPEATED PUNCHES TOWARDS HIS SKULL! LC letting his dick hang just as Cameron Ella Ava wanted, not literally, but still! Kelton is definitely having a hard time combating this sudden aggressiveness from the EAW Hall of Famer and I think this is exactly what Lethal Consequences wants in this match! LC pushing away before quickly getting up to his feet, RUNNING TO THE ROPES BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A KNEE DROP TO HIS HEAD! LC isn’t done, RUNNING TO THE OPPOSITE PAIR OF ROPES AND GOING FOR A TANDEM KNEE DROP! LC looking for the trifecta now, GAINING MOMENTUM BEFORE LOOKING TO DROP A CORKSCREW ELBOW ONTO THE CHEST OF JON KELTON!
Deadprez: But just in time Kelton manages to move out of harm’s way! LC gripping at his arm in pain while he attempts to get up to his feet in a prompt manner, BUT KELTON POPS HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS BEFORE DROPPING HIM DOWN INTO A POWERBOMB! Kelton is keeping ahold though, not letting LC go and keeping him on his shoulders before lifting him up with pure strength! BEFORE DROPPING HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A SECOND POWERBOMB! Kelton is still keeping ahold of LC, BRINGING HIM UP ONE MORE TIME AND DROPPING HIM DOWN INTO A TRIFECTA POWERBOMB! What a show of strength by Jon Kelton right now!
Eve: If he can keep this up he might be able to pull off a huge victory against a former World Champion and EAW Hall of Famer. LC is completely splayed out on the ground, clutching onto the canvas trying to drag himself closer to the ropes to help himself up to his feet before Kelton can do anything else. But it looks like Kelton is one step ahead of him, grabbing him by his head and bringing him up to his feet, BEFORE LIFTING HIM UP AND DROPPING HIM DOWN INTO A SCOOP SLAM! Kelton running to the ropes and back now, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH AN ELBOW DROP OF HIS OWN TO THE CHEST OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!
Gavin Kirkland: Go any lower and he would’ve elbowed Lethal right in his Consequences! But it surely did its job regardless seeing as LC is clutching at his chest and clenching his fist in pain. The fatigue is getting the better of both of them, but the question is which one will manage to get the better of the other? LC slowly clutching onto the canvas, pulling himself up to all fours while Kelton begins to approach him. KELTON GRABBING HIM BY HIS HEAD AND LIFTING HIM OFF THE GROUND BEFORE DROPPING HIM WITH A SUPLEX!
Deadprez: Kelton is keeping ahold of him though, gripping onto him, BEFORE LIFTING LC OFF THE GROUND AND GOING FOR A SECOND SUPLEX! But it’s LC that manages to slip off his shoulders, KELTON REALIZES AND GOES FOR A SPINNING BACKFIST IN HOPES OF RECOVERY! BUT IT’S LC THAT GRABS KELTON AND GOES UNDER, RUNNING HIM FORWARD AND RAMMING HIM AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE PAD! NOW LC IS GOING ABSOLUTELY HAM SENDING SHOULDER THRUSTS TOWARDS HIS ABDOMEN TAKING HIM OFF GUARD!
Eve: LC is absolutely unloading on him with attack after attack practically unwinding with a shot of adrenaline coursing through his veins! You can see those shades of aggressiveness coming from Lethal Consequences, this might just be the old LC that we’re seeing right now! The referee backs the two of them up, trying to split them up before this exchange gets out of hand! But it’s LC that shoves away and grabs Kelton by his arm, sending him towards the opposite corner with an Irish whip! BEFORE LC RUNS FORWARD AND SENDS A SHOULDER THRUST ONCE AGAIN TO THE ABDOMEN OF KELTON!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT THE LAST THRUST ISN’T ENOUGH TO IMPALE! KELTON MANAGES TO ESCAPE OUT OF THE CORNER SENDING LC INTO THE RINGPOST SHOULDER FIRST! That had to hurt! LC stumbling backwards while Kelton grabs him, BEFORE THROWING HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST FOR A SECOND TIME! LC mustering out all the strength in his body to pull out… of the ringpost and stagger up to his feet, turning around and facing Kelton. BUT KELTON RUNS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A BICYCLE KNEE TO HIS HEAD DROPPING HIM DOWN TO A KNEE!
Deadprez: Kelton turning around, running to the ropes and back! BEFORE GOING FOR A KNEE STRIKE TO THE HEAD OF A KNEELING LETHAL CONSEQUENCES! But it’s LC that manages to avoid that and move out of the way barely before it can connect! Kelton meeting nothing but air as he falls against the ropes, TURNING AROUND BUT BEING MET WITH A FOREARM SMASH BY LETHAL CONSEQUENCES! It connects sending Kelton backwards against the corner, WHERE LC RUNS FORWARD THIS TIME GOING FOR A CORNER CLOTHESLINE TO HIS HEAD!
Eve: But it’s Kelton that manages to move out of the way before that can connect sending LC colliding with the turnbuckles! LC turning around in the corner, BUT KELTON RUNS FORWARD GOING FOR A CLOTHESLINE TOWARDS HIS HEAD IN RETURN! But it’s LC that manages to grab the ropes and send a kick to the face of Kelton! Kelton stumbling back while it’s LC that takes the opportunity to make his way up to the top rope! LC LEAPING OFF THE TOP AND GOING FOR A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE TO DROP KELTON DOWN TO THE MAT!
Gavin Kirkland: But Kelton counters it with a kick, setting him up! KELTON! KELTON! FINAL ATONEMENT! THE MODIFIED BUTTERFLY DDT DRIVES LETHAL CONSEQUENCES DOWN TO THE GROUND HEAD FIRST! LC IS DOWN! KELTON IS DOWN TOO BUT HE’S MUSTERING ALL THE STRENGTH IN HIS BODY TO CRAWL TOWARDS LC! KELTON THROWS AN ARM OVER LC! PUTTING HIS WHOLE DICK INTO THAT PIN ATTEMPT! THIS MIGHT BE IT RIGHT HERE!!!
Deadprez: THE REFEREE STOPS THE COUNT! HE POINTS TOWARDS THE LEG OF LC WHICH IS OUTSTRETCHED AND RESTING ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! THE PIN IS BROKEN AND THIS MATCH CONTINUES!
Eve: The look on Kelton’s face tells it all, he didn’t expect LC to find it in him to power out, but look where we are now. Kelton heaves himself up to his feet, while LC’s eyes begin to flutter and he takes a moment to collect himself in hopes of getting back into this match. Kelton is not wasting any time grabbing hold of LC and bringing him up, sending him towards the ropes and back and waiting for him to rebound! KELTON GOING FOR A FOREARM SMASH ONCE AGAIN TO THE HEAD OF LC! But it’s LC that manages to duck under that, before sending a boot to the abdomen of Kelton to take him off guard!
Gavin Kirkland: And now LC is beginning to hammer away with repeated forearms towards his face! Kelton trying his best to block as many as he can, trying his best to push through and counteract it, not willing to let go of the opportunity that he has! But LC isn’t a two pump chump, he’s the real deal! But finally it’s Kelton that manages to slip through and send a thunderous uppercut towards LC’s jaw to take him off guard! Kelton running to the ropes and back while LC is staggering around trying to collect himself to the best of his ability, KELTON GOING FOR A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE TO DROP HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND! BUT IT’S LC THAT MANAGES TO GO UNDER AND GRAB KELTON BY HIS ARM BEFORE TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH AN ARM DRAG!
LC grabbing Kelton by his arm, BEFORE PULLING HIM TOWARDS HIM AND DRIVING A KNEE INTO HIS ABDOMEN! LC kept a hold of the arm, bringing him up and sending him towards the ropes with a quick Irish whip! But it’s Kelton that manages to hold onto the ropes just in time before he can rebound and fall into LC’s attack! BUT LC RUNNING FORWARD AND SENDING KELTON OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A BRUTAL CLOTHESLINE!
Deadprez: Kelton manages to land on the apron though instead of tumbling down to the ringside area, slightly taking LC by surprise as he lunges forward looking to engage! But it’s Kelton that manages to send a forearm shot towards the face of LC forcing him to step back! KELTON LEAPING OFF THE ROPES AND LOOKING TO TAKE LETHAL CONSEQUENCES DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A SKY HIGH SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE!
Eve: But it’s LC that manages to sidestep it before sending a shot to his abdomen! Kelton falling against the ropes, BUT USING IT TO REBOUND TO RUN TOWARDS LC AND LEAP INTO THE AIR GOING FOR A JUMPING KNEE CONNECTING WITH HIS SKULL! But LC ducks it once again! Turning around! BUT KELTON! KELTON WITH AVADA KEDAVRA! THE INVERTED DOUBLE UNDERHOOK FACEBUSTER CONNECTS! BUT KELTON ISN’T GOING FOR THE PIN! JON KELTON SEES THE OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT AND IS LOOKING TO SINK HIS TEETH INTO LETHAL CONSEQUENCES AND FINISH HIM ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Gavin Kirkland: LC is down, Kelton is up! Kelton lying patiently in wait now, this is the chance that he needs! This is the chance that he has desired for in this match to get the biggest victory that he could accumulate in Season 15! LC slowly stirring up to his feet, clutching onto the canvas and shaking off all the weariness that he’s feeling at the moment. LC stumbling forward, unknowingly falling into Kelton, will he become an unfortunate victim?
Deadprez: KELTON GOING FOR CHROME HEARTZ! THE SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE HEAD OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES TO DROP HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH THE FINISH! COULD WE BE SEEING THE BEGINNING OF THE END RIGHT NOW?!
Eve: BUT LC! HE DUCKS UNDER IT AND SPINS AROUND! LCR! SPINNING BACK ELBOW BY LETHAL CONSEQUENCES DROPS JON KELTON DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH PURE PRECISION! LC COLLAPSING DOWN TO THE GROUND ON TOP OF KELTON! SHOULDERS DOWN! PIN ATTEMPT! COULD THIS SPELL THE END FOR THIS MATCH?!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Success is My Cologne’ once again plays up as Lethal Consequences slowly begins to use the ropes to help himself up to his feet. He has a pained expression on his face as he takes a moment to shake off all the wear and tear that he’s been through throughout this hellacious match. The referee makes his way over, taking a moment to check on the EAW Hall of Famer, before raising his hand high in victory.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, here is your winner… LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Game, set, finish! Lethal Consequences had enough adrenaline to push through and fight on as he was the one that lasted in this match. Admitingly Jon Kelton did put up a fight, to certify that he was more than the aforementioned two pump chump that I said Lethal Consequences wasn’t. Unfortunately while a fight was put up by Kelton and while he did impress me in some capacity, he’s still a two pump chump.
Deadprez: I bet you that Cameron Ella Ava is watching this match with amusement backstage. She practically begged for the reinvigoration of Lethal Consequences and we might’ve just seen that tonight. If that’s the type of energy and viciousness that he happens to bring when the two of them step into the ring? Who knows what might happen. Nonetheless, congratulations to Lethal Consequences on his victory!
(LC climbs up to the top rope and raises his hands high in the air before he jumps off the top and rolls out of the ring from there. He makes his way up the ramp, phasing out the negative reaction that is practically being hurled towards him at the moment as it’s the last shot seen before Showdown fades to commercial.)
(As it returns from commercial It pans to the parking garage as Jon Kelton is seen walking with his manager, Londyn Zelaya with their luggage rolling behind them. Jon had just fought a hard match against Lethal Consequences, coming off short of defeating the Hall of Famer. He seems to be beaten up — both physically and mentally. It’s been tough for him to get some traction going, outside of defeating some of the lower card talents. He has been struggling to move up the ranks on Showdown. A horn goes off, making Jon and Londyn stop their walking. A black Bentley pulls into the parking garage. The Bentley stops in front of the two of them as Ronan Malosi walks out of the car. Ronan is admiring his beautiful convertible.)
Ronan Malosi: Beautiful ain’t she? It’s a 2022 Continental GT V8 Convertible. Open roof, ventilated seats, heated steering wheel and neck warmers. I was able to afford all of the updates that came with owning a car as gorgeous as this. I am going to pick up my rims after the show, but…
(Ronan Malosi throws the keys to Jon Kelton, almost like he was the valet.)
Ronan Malosi: Make yourself useful and take it for a wash.
(Jon Kelton slams the keys into the chest of Ronan Malosi, who looks to be taken back by Jon’s response.)
Ronan Malosi: Geez, what was that for? I thought that I was doing you a favor and making your life a bit more interesting. I mean, it’s not like many things have been happening to you as of late. You went from standing alongside me in Team Malosi in last year’s Territorial Invasion, making it to the final two to being the second person eliminated on Team Showdown at this year’s Territorial Invasion. You went from being someone with the potential of being a key point on Showdown to just being another body on the brand that no one gives a damn about. From that period of time, it could have been argued that you were something. I mean, that 24/7 contract did its damn best to keep you relevant, but the moment that Justin Windgate beat you for that, it was all over for you. You haven’t been able to bounce back and recover. Instead, you found yourself in the lower end of the card — where you rightfully belong, watching the likes of me flourish, thrive, and become richer than you.
Jon Kelton: You think that you’re telling me anything that I haven’t heard before? What I find ridiculous is that you think that you’re better than me? Why is that, Ronan? Because you got yourself a little Interwire Championship reign? Because you somehow won the lottery or some shit and got yourself a bit more money? Because you got yourself a nice Bentley that you can ride around like you’re something important in this world? It doesn’t matter what you look like or what car you drive, but you are still the same fucking joke that you were since day one. You are still a waste of roster space and someone who will never be seen as anything serious in this company.
Ronan Malosi: And you are? I’m not sure who is gassing you up, but someone needs to tell you that your shit doesn’t stink.
Ronan Malosi: Yeah, you heard me! Someone should have told you a long time ago that you weren’t something. You thought you were something, but you proved that you aren’t. You had the chance to prove yourself to be something at Midsummer Massacre, but you underestimated a rookie in Ayu Megumi. You could have been something at Territorial Invasion, but you let that midget Jake Smith eliminate you. You could have been something at Clash of Kingdoms, but did anything really think that you’d lose to Adam Lucas? Not saying that Adam Lucas is any good, but he’s no Ronan Malosi.
Jon Kelton: I’m really not in the mood to be interacting and especially, with the likes of you. So move out of my way —
Ronan Malosi: Whoa, Jon! Don’t go just yet! There’s a reason why I wanted to talk to you. No, it’s not to belittle you. It was never my intention to get that across and offend you. If anything, I want to help you. I want to help you get out of the little hole that you’ve found yourself in for a while now and help you get back to your feet and show the world the potential that we haven’t seen from you. The same potential that you keep telling people that you have. I got something that is going to help benefit you and take your career to the next level. There’s no denying that I am one of the hottest talents on the Showdown brand. I’m bigger than Kassidy Heart. I’m bigger than Theron Nikolas. I’m REALLY bigger than Impact. I got better hair than Limmy Monaghan —
Jon Kelton: You’re bald, dumbass.
Ronan Malosi: I just started my hair growing regimen. It’s going to take some time to work, but I saw it on Telemundo in a paid program in 3am. I’m not really good at Spanish, but I had TLA translate the commercial for me and he would never lie to me. He would never place me in an awkward position to be embarrassed because if he did, I am going to get rid of the ’T’ and ‘A’ from his name and leave him with ‘L’ — the same result that he’s going to be met with if we ever face off in the ring.
Jon Kelton: Okay, what do you have that’s going to benefit me?
Ronan Malosi: How do you feel about wrestling less? How do you feel about earning yourself $25,000 for basically doing nothing.
Jon Kelton: You got that kind of money? h:
Ronan Malosi: Yessir; I don’t know if you’re aware, but I got that kind of money. I got that kind of money to help the needy of this brand. I got the kind of money that could make a difference in your life. It’s all very simple, really. I will give you $25,000… *pulls out a bunch of $100 bills*…if you pledge yourself to me. All you need to do is save yourself the embarrassment of wrestling all the time. I mean, is there really a point to continue on with this whole wrestling thing if you are going to find yourself getting your ass beat by old and flabby heads like Lethal Consequences? Not saying that LC’s awful, but he embarrassed Showdown more than you did at Territorial Invasion. *begins to wave the dollars around Jon’s face* Be smart and think about your reputation for once and realize that your credibility is at an all-time low. You need someone like me to help you rise out of that shit position in your career—
(Jon Kelton cuts Ronan Malosi off by slapping the money out of Ronan’s hand. The hundred dollar bills fly out of Ronan’s hands and onto the floor. Londyn Zelaya races to pick up the money as Jon continues to hold an intense glare at Ronan, who looks to be taken back by Jon’s response.)
Ronan Malosi: You know, I tried to help, but there are some people that can’t accept help when it’s looking at you directly in the face.
Jon Kelton: Take that help and shove it up your ass.
(The two men are holding glares, not wanting to break it. Meanwhile, Londyn Zelaya is picking up the bills from the ground because who wouldn’t be in her position? Ronan Malosi begins to turn around and walks away…)
Gavin Kirkland: (in the background) RONAN MALOSI WITH A PUNCH TO JON KELTON! JON KELTON WITH A PUNCH TO RONAN MALOSI! THE TWO MEN BEGIN TO GO TO THE PARKING GARAGE! RONAN CONNECTS WITH A KNEE TO THE RIBS OF JON BEFORE THROWING HIM TOWARDS THE YELLOW SAFETY PARKING BARRIER! That nails Jon in the stomach as he clutches it in pain, but Ronan throws a punch to the back of Jon’s skull as that knocks him down! Ronan gets Jon by the nape of his neck as he looks towards the Bentley —
Eve: (in the background) RONAN MALOSI THROWS JON KELTON TO THE DOOR OF THE BENTLEY! AS YOU CAN SEE AT THE DOOR, IT LEFT A HUGE DENT! RONAN TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS JON! BIG BOOT TO THE FACE OF JON!
Deadprez: NO! JON KELTON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! RONAN MALOSI’S FOOT CUTS THROUGH THE WINDOW! JON USES IT AS AN ADVANTAGE TO GET RONAN IN POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH THE ‘AVADA KEDAVRA’ — THE UNPRETTIER ON RONAN ON THE CONCRETE FLOOR!
Gavin Kirkland: NO, DP! RONAN MALOSI MANAGES TO PUSH JON KELTON IN THE WAY BEFORE HE COULD CONNECT WITH THAT MOVE! RONAN GETS HIS LEG OUT OF SHATTERED GLASS FROM THE WINDOW AS JON RUSHES TOWARDS RONAN, BUT RONAN WITH A HUGE ELBOW TO THE FACE OF ‘THE CHOSEN ONE.’ RONAN THEN USES HIS AVAILABLE FOOT TO DELIVER A NASTY BOOT TO JON AS THAT TAKES HIM TO ONE KNEE! RONAN TAKES JON AROUND AND THROWS HIM HEADFIRST AGAIN THE FRONT WINDOW OF THE BENTLEY!
(The glass completely shatters as Jon Kelton’s head is through that front window. Londyn Zelaya rushes towards Jon to check on him, but it seems like he’s completely unconscious. Meanwhile, Ronan Malosi looks quite proud of his work.)
Ronan Malosi: I’ll be sending him a bill for the damages.
(That’s all Ronan Malosi has to say before walking away from the scene, leaving Londyn Zelaya fuming. She manages to pull Jon Kelton’s head from the front window as she could finally get a good look at the blood pouring out of his forehead. You can see the wave of panic on her face.) One of the referees races into the scene to check on Jon as Londyn Zelaya is kind of pissed that the help came a little too late.)
Londyn Zelaya: CAN SOMEONE GET HIM SOME HELP?
(The referee begins to call for the medical team to arrive as the scene fades elsewhere.)
(As Showdown fades back to ringside, the camera quickly cuts to ringside as we see Gina Romano stood in the center of the ring – the SSE Hydro crowd waiting in anticipation. Gina raises the EAW-branded microphone, and begins to announce the next matchup.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for… ONE FALL!!!
Crowd: Aye, fuckin ane fall yeah?
Gina Romano:… Yeah I guess…
(‘7 Rings’ by Ariana Grande plays through the speakers as the Scottish Crowd instantly starts to boo. Walking out with Charlie Marr, Veena Adams enters through the curtains with an angered look on her face due to who she’s facing. The entire crowd handing out ear-deafening boos as if it was candy certainly doesn’t help the situation either. Veena looks around the arena and makes an obvious ‘ugh’ sound whilst rolling her eyes, before she starts to walk down the ramp whilst the audience jeers her.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first… hailing from Greenwich, Connecticut, weighing in at 121 pounds… she is “The Princess of Professional Wrestling”… VEEENAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMS!!!!!!
Eve: And here comes Veena Adams! Ever since she got to Showdown, she’s been at TLA’s throat – practically three months now – over her personal beliefs, and tonight she gets a chance at him one-on-one. Victory means it all to her, and for reasons that have been piling up. Just a week ago it was TLA who mocked her for losing at Clash of Kingdoms, and to get a victory here – over an Elitist she hates – would be ideal!
Gavin Kirkland: Now everyone here knows my type, because they obviously like me back :sas2:, but Veena Adams is NOT that. Veena Adams is not only an Adams, but she goes against my boi TLA as if he was the worst Elitist in history, which obviously isn’t true! She’s no Kassidy Heart, but Veena Adams is gross. It’s obvious that I do not like Veena Adams.
(Veena Adams climbs onto the apron as Charlie Marr waits at ringside, before entering the ring. She removes her jacket and throws it into the corner, before signalling for TLA to come down – wasting no time in posing – as her theme fades out to nil. ‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac starts to blare through the speakers, as TLA gets the complete opposite reaction to Veena; complete and utter cheers. The sound of an engine is heard, as a lowrider drives onto the stage, with the design of the Scottish flag with the Mexican colors, reading “MexiScots 🤝🤝🤝🤝” on the side of it. TLA stands up and starts to drive with no hands, ‘cuz he’s built different, as Steroid Dawg… he isn’t there. The building probably said no animals. Regardless, TLA walks with a swagger, as he starts to walk onto the stage.)
Gina Romano: And introducing her opponent… hailing from THE POON PALACE, in Miami Florida, weighing in at 210 pounds… ‘LA PANTERA SEXUAL’ T… L… A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: SPEAKING OF MY BOI!!! For a plethora of reasons I love TLA, one of which being THE POON PALACE, but tonight he’s about to make me PROUD as he defeats Veena Adams without a shadow of a doubt! We always have to trust in TLA, because you can’t spell trust without those three letters!
Deadprez: Well you can, but, I get what you mean… As mentioned earlier, TLA was seen mocking Ad Infinitum, and that’s obviously not a smart decision, but then again, no one’s going to tell him no. No one’s going to tell TLA no when it comes to anything, because he does what he wants. Tonight may just be another example of that being the case if all the stars align, as he’s confident in beating Veena Adams in front of “The Virgin Brit” who eats beans on toast.
Crowd: I mean… :troll: :troll:!!!
(TLA climbs up onto the apron, before entering the ring and raising his fist as he stares down the camera. He starts to slap his chest to hype himself up, before his theme inevitably fades out. He looks across at an angry Veena Adams, and he starts to laugh at her due to her annoyance. Ain’t no one gonna tell him no, fr fr.)
TLA: (off-mic) You gon’ lose. #RIPBOZO!!! :mjlol:
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: :mjlit: TLA about to end an Adams!!!!
Eve: And we are UNDERWAY! As mentioned earlier, everyone out in the ring and at ringside – excluding the referee – have been heated with one another. Veena and Charlie have been heated with TLA, and tonight a lot of that is going to build up! The two begin to circle the ring, as TLA raises his hands for a test of strength – wiggling his fingers in the air as Veena Adams reaches for them- No! TLA starts to pull them up higher, to where Veena can’t even reach them! Using a disrespectful tactic at it’s finest here!
TLA: (off-mic) :mjlol2: You think I’m gon’ let you do that, chica de plastico? De ninguna manera; not a chance!
Eve: I’m not sure what TLA called Veena but I can only assume :lupe: however it’s obvious Veena doesn’t take too kindly to this, as she shakes her head BEFORE HITTING TLA WITH A KESAGIRI CHOP DOWN AT THE CURVE OF TLA’S NECK, JUST NEXT TO THE SHOULDER! He winces, but manages to stiff it!
TLA: (off-mic) Try yo’ best, rubio, you ain’t gon’ hacer mierda.
Cepilla tus dientes, virgen Brit. :patrickboo:
Gavin Kirkland: AND HERE COMES VEENA ADAMS RUNNING BACK- No! The elbow from TLA blocks her direction, forcing her to stumble back, as he FINALLY performs that springboard, taking her out with a HUGE SPINNING BACK WHEEL KICK AFTER THAT SPRINGBOARD! VEENA ADAMS DROPS STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND AS THE LITTY ASSASSIN SLIDES STRAIGHT BACK INTO THE COVER!
Crowd: :mjpls: :mjpls:
Eve: That’s not his name.
Gavin Kirkland: Wait, what did I even say that time??
Eve: Veena is able to kick out! That wheel kick to her head knocked her down with a HUGE spin, the impact she had was truly brutal, but it wasn’t enough to keep her down for good! It was a great shot, a great move, but he needs to use more in order to keep Veena Adams down for good, and once again pick up a victory this time on his own terms! And now he looks to get that victory on his own terms, he looks to continue, picking Veena up… AND HITTING HER WITH THE ‘SWAG SHOT’! THE PIMP SLAP!
Deadprez: VEENA IS ROCKED, AND HER ARMS QUICKLY SWING UP DUE TO THE IMPACT, AS HER JELLY LEGS SCAVENGE FOR A PROPER GRIP AGAINST THE MAT! SHE’S STUMBLING TO AVOID FALLING OVER, BEFORE TLA SLAPS HER ONCE MORE! VEENA DOWN TO HER KNEES!
TLA: (off-mic) Buenas noches azada, dem slapz gon get rougher. :ufdup:
Deadprez: And he wasn’t lying, the slaps are gonna get rougher AS HE HITS A THIRD TO VEENA ADAMS’ JAW! SHE FALLS BACK INTO A SEATED POSITION, AS TLA STANDS BACK UP AND RUNS THE ROPES- WAIT! CHARLIE MARR IS KNEELING ON THE APRON!
Eve: CHARLIE IS ON THE APRON AS HE ENCOURAGES VEENA ADAMS, AND IT STOPS TLA IN HIS TRACKS! I WOULDN’T CONSIDER THIS AS INTERFERENCE, OR ILLEGAL, BUT IT DEFINITELY HAS TLA CAUGHT BY THE EYE AS HE DOESN’T WANT TO RISK TOO MUCH HERE! TLA STARTS TO RUN AGAIN AS HE HITS THE ROPES AND GOES FOR A SLIDING MEXICAN UPPERCUT- BUT THE TIME HE WASTED ALLOWS VEENA ADAMS TO SLIDE OUT OF THE WAY! TLA ROLLS SIDEWAYS, AS DOES VEENA, BEFORE TLA GOES FOR ANOTHER ‘SWAG SHOT’ –
Gavin Kirkland: SPEAR! SPEAR FROM VEENA ADAMS CUTS RIGHT THROUGH TLA’S STOMACH AS SHE USES THE MOVE THAT WAS POPULARIZED BY HER UNCLE MR. DEDEDE, CUTTING TLA SO BADLY HE LANDS ON HIS SHOULDER PRETTY FUCKING BADLY! VEENA ADAMS IS LOOKING FOR THE WIN AS SHE SLOWLY PLACES HER ARM OVER HIS CHEST!!
Eve: KICK OUT! TLA USES THE SHOULDER HE LANDED ON TO KICK OUT, BUT INSTANTLY GOES BACK TO HOLDING ONTO IT! TLA SEEMINGLY TOOK A BAD LANDING ON THAT ARM RIGHT THERE, AND THAT WAS JUST AFTER TAKING A LITERAL SPEAR – SOMETHING NOT MANY EVEN KICK OUT OF WHEN IT’S DONE BY AN ADAMS!
Deadprez: And now Veena slowly starts to stand back up, before bending down and grabbing the wrist of TLA once again, much like she did earlier, only this time not setting up for a diving move! Instead, she’s looking for something worse as she slowly starts to hit knees right to the shoulder! The slap of the flesh meeting her knee is brutal, but that’s exactly what she wants, as she does it AGAIN! AND AGAIN! BUT JUST AS YOU THOUGHT VEENA ADAMS WAS DONE, SHE LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND HITS A DOUBLE KNEE ARMBREAKER! TLA IS IN TROUBLE!
Gavin Kirkland: USUALLY THAT IS FOLLOWED UP BY A KNEELING ARMBAR BUT NOT THIS TIME, AS THIS TIME SHE STUMBLES BACKWARDS INTO THE CORNER! SHE’S LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH THAT PUNT KICK THAT ANY ELITIST SHOULD FEAT, WHETHER THEY’RE ON THE TOP OR THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOD CHAIN; AND THAT’S COMING FROM ME! THAT’S ME SAYING THAT! TLA STARTS TO GET UP TO HIS KNEES, BEFORE VEENA ADAMS QUICKLY SPRINTS FORWARD TO CONNECT.. WITH THE ‘SKULL FRACTURE’!!!!!!! RUNNING CORNER-TO-CENTER PUNT KICK TO TLA’S HEAD!
Deadprez: AND IT CONNECTS! IT SENDS TLA ROLLING BACK, AS THE KICK TO THE HEAD BRUTALIZES HIM; IF NOT COMPLETELY KO’ING HIM! HE COULD BE UNCONSCIOUS AFTER THAT, THERE COULD BE NO RECOVERY, AND THIS COULD BE THE END OF THE MATCH IF SHE’S ABLE TO LOCK IN THE KIMURA LOCK! VEENA SLOWLY CRAWLS OVER TO TLA, AS SHE GRABS HIS ARM! YES! IT’S LOCKED IN! WAIT, NO! NO! TLA’S FIGHTING OUT! HE DENIES IT! HE’S TRYING HIS HARDEST TO PULL THAT HURT ARM AWAY, BEFORE HITTING PUNCHES TO THE STOMACH, ALBEIT WEAK! VEENA IS EVER SO SLIGHTLY AFFECTED BY EACH STRIKE!
Eve: AFTER EVERY PUNCH HER GRIP STARTS TO GET WEAKER AS HE USES HIS ONLY FREE HAND TO FIGHT BACK, BUT THERE’S ONLY SO MUCH HE CAN ACTUALLY DO! VEENA ADAMS STUMBLES BACK, BEFORE GOING FOR A HIGH KNEE- NO! COUNTERED INTO A SCHOOLBOY ROLL UP!!
Eve: SHE SOMEHOW KICKS OUT! TLA HAD A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THAT ROLL UP, BUT SHE MANAGES TO ESCAPE, AS THE TWO OF THEM RUSH TO THEIR FEET! VEENA GOES FOR A MIDDLE KICK, BUT TLA USES HIS LEFT – INJURED – ARM TO CATCH IT! LUCKILY IT DOESN’T GIVE AWAY, AS VEENA GOES FOR A LEG KICK AT THE OPPOSITE SIDE! TLA USES BOTH ARMS TO PUSH IT DOWN, UNTIL HE’S MET WITH A CHEST KICK – ONLY HIS LEFT ARM TAKES THE DAMAGE AS HE TRIES TO BLOCK! HE QUICKLY STARTS TO HOLD ONTO THE SHOULDER DUE TO THE PAIN!
Deadprez: AND NOW VEENA ADAMS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO TLA IN THE HEAD! HE’S GROGGY, AND STUMBLING AROUND, AS SHE RUNS THE ROPES AND CHARGES IN FOR ONE LAST SPEAR- ONLY FOR TLA TO LEAPFROG OVER HER! TLA RUNS THE ROPES AGAIN-
Gavin Kirkland: SUICIDE DIVE ONTO CHARLIE MARR! HE DIDN’T HIT THE ROPES HE WENT STRAIGHT THROUGH THEM, SLAMMING CHARLIE RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! I THINK HE BLAMES CHARLIE FOR HIS UPPERCUT NOT CONNECTING, AND RIGHTFULLY SO, SO TAKING HIM OUT WAS THE BEST OPTION! TLA QUICKLY LEAPS ONTO THE APRON!
Veena Adams: (off-mic) YOU FUCKING BITCH!
Gavin Kirkland: AND HERE COMES VEENA WITH ANOTHER HIGH KNEE ATTEMPT- TLA SIDE STEPS! SHE WENT ALL TOP ROPE THERE, AS TLA THEN SLINGSHOTS OVER THE TOP ROPE… HE LANDS ON THE MIDDLE ROPE, BEFORE INSTANTLY TRANSITIONING INTO THE ‘420’ SHOOTING STAR PRESS TO THE BACK! TLA HAS THIS IN THE BAG !!
Gavin Kirkland:: HE QUICKLY POPS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AS HE GRABS ONTO THE FABRIC OF HER GEAR AND PULLS ON IT, GIVING ME A GREAT VIEW EVEN IF IT *IS* VEENA! TLA PLACES HER IN BETWEEN HIS LEGS, AND MAKES A TWIRLING MOTION WITH HIS FINGERS, ABOUT TO CONNECT WITH THE MEXICAN DESTROYER! THE MOVE THAT HAS PUT AWAY SO MANY PEOPLE!! HERE WE GO-
Charlie Marr: (off-mic) FUCK YOU TLA!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! CHARLIE CLIMBS UP ONTO THE APRON, AND TLA LETS GO OF VEENA! HE RUNS AND FOREARMS CHARLIE MARR IN THE JAW, DROPPING HIM INTO A SEATED POSITION- BUT VEENA ROLLS HIM UP FROM BEHIND… SHE LETS GO… ‘SKULL FRACTURE’!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: AND SHE QUICKLY SLIDES BACK DOWN INTO THE KIMURA LOCK, THIS TIME IT CONNECTS – BUT TLA MAY ALREADY BE UNCONSCIOUS! SHE COULD FREELY BREAK HIS ARM WITH THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INJURY TO HIS KNEE IS WHAT CAUSED HIM TO LOSE TO KASS, TLA MIGHT HAVE ANOTHER THING TO WORRY ABOUT! SHE YANKS BACK OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN! THE PUNT KICK, THE KIMURA LOCK, ‘KILLER QUEEN’S RHAPSODY’ IS LOCKED INTO ITS ABSOLUTE FULLEST ON TLA RIGHT NOW!
Referee: (off-mic) He’s not moving! HE’S NOT MOVING! RING THE BELL!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(As the referee quickly attempts to remove Veena from TLA, pulling on her shoulders, she remains seated with the Kimura Lock still applied. It takes extra force to yank her off, finally her grip gives away. ‘7 Rings’ by Ariana Grande blares through the speakers as the entire EAW audience starts to boo for The Golden Niece. Meanwhile, the referee pokes his head out of the ring and gives the official ruling for the match.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, VIA SUBMISSION… VEENAAAAAAAA ADAAAAAAAAAAAMS!!!
Eve: The second Punt Kick was able to knock TLA out, but the Kimura Lock ENSURED that it would be a victory! If there was any chance of him getting back up, the damage done to that arm made sure he’d tap or snap, submit or quit, any way a submission works; and it was his unconscious state that ruled it as a submission loss! If he was awake at all after the punt kick? The shock from having his arm wrenched sent him directly into a state of unconsciousness! TLA may not have tapped, but who’s to say he wouldn’t have?
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe:!!! I did NOT expect that from Veena Adams, but the second the roll up occurred there was no way TLA wasn’t losing! The second she recovered it was the endgame, but she chose the most painful option for my boi :picard:!!! Either way, that must be a HUGE high for Veena Adams after losing that matchup at Clash of Kingdoms, regaining a W at his expense must be thrilling. Just in a manner where she could have broken a limb? :francis: :francis: :francis:!!! Congratulations to her, I guess, but it’s still fuck Veena Adams around here!
Deadprez: TLA came close to victory, but I guess there’s no surprise to Charlie Marr getting involved! Charlie definitely gave Veena the chance to recover, but maybe TLA’s attack caused it… even if it doesn’t excuse it! Either way, TLA was screwed out of a victory, but Veena Adams ensured that it wasn’t entirely handed to her! It was certainly unfair, but it wasn’t dirty… at least, not at that expense. Doing that to somebody’s arm even AFTER victory? :yikes:
(Veena Adams slowly stands back up, as she has a smirk on her face… before it turns back to a frown, as she looks outside to Charlie Marr…)
Charlie Marr: (off-mic) My turn…
(Charlie Marr climbs back onto the apron at a slow speed, as he eyes up TLA who’s slowly began to come to; sitting up on the spot. Charlie slides under the bottom rope, then starts to move in closer to TLA like a snake, with TLA unaware of what’s actually happening. He’s barely able to move his head to look up after waking up from unconsciousness. Charlie Marr places his boot on TLA’s chest and pushes him back down into the mat, staring down at him with hateful intentions behind his cold hearted eyes.)
Eve: Charlie, no, NO! Enough is enough, just leave him be, there’s no need to do any of this! He just lost, Veena won, there’s no necessity to fight back… but Charlie doesn’t agree! Charlie is definitely about to strike, but right now he’s watching TLA squirm and try to remove the boot from his chest! But TLA is powerless to stop it, there’s nothing he can do… AS CHARLIE MARR STARTS TO STOMP ON HIS SHOULDER! THIS ISN’T RIGHT! THIS IS DIABOLICAL, BUT I GUESS TENSIONS HAVE RISEN, AND HATRED DRIVES PEOPLE TO TERRIBLE EXTENTS – SOMETHING CHARLIE OBVIOUSLY ENJOYS DOING!
Deadprez: AND NOW VEENA ADAMS JOINS IN, AS THE TWO OF THEM REPEAT STOMPS OVER AND OVER ON TLA’S BODY, MORE IMPORTANTLY THE SHOULDER AS THE TWO OF THEM LOOK TO DECIMATE HIM! OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS THE AMOUNT OF MOCKING AND ATTACKS THAT HAVE HAPPENED BETWEEN THESE THREE, THAT HAS INCLUDED CAMERON ELLA AVA AND ASHLEY FLORES, IS BEING UNLEASHED AS TLA IS BEING VICTIMIZED!! THE TWO TRANSITION FROM STOMPS TO KICKS, DOING EVEN MORE DAMAGE AS THEY START TO SANDWICH HIM IN BETWEEN THEIR BOOTS!
(Veena Adams and Charlie Marr continue their kicking, until referees and security guards rush the ring and try to pull the two away. Unluckily for TLA, however, Ad Infinitum start to push them back to clear the ring, before Charlie slides into a kneeling position and grabs TLA by his hair. Unleashing a rapid assault of punches to The Latin Assassin’s head, the assault continues further.)
Gavin Kirkland: I TOLD YOU GUYS THAT IT’S STILL FUCK VEENA ADAMS AROUND HERE! CHARLIE MARR STARTS TO BEAT *DOWN* ON TLA, WITH CLOSED FIST PUNCHES THAT SEEMINGLY NEVER END, TO THE POINT WHERE TLA IS ONCE AGAIN NOT MOVING! HE CONTINUES HIS FLURRY OF STRIKES!
Charlie Marr: (off-mic) YOU EXPECTED IT WOULD ALL BE OVER! YOU THOUGHT WE’D JUST LET EVERYTHING SLIDE? AND FOR ME TO SIT BACK AS YOU COME INTO *OUR* BUSINESS AND INSULT *US?* I’LL REMIND YOU OF JUST HOW DONE WE TRULY ARE!
Eve: AND NOW CHARLIE MARR GRABS TLA BY THE HAIR AND LIFTS HIM OFF HIS BACK, INTO A KNEELING POSITION, BEFORE HE QUICKLY SPRINTS BACKWARD INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! HE SPRINTS FORWARD TO TLA, BEFORE TAKING HIM OUT FOR THE ‘CHARING CROSS’ DISCUS LARIAT!!! TLA MUST’VE BEEN KNOCKED OUT A THIRD TIME WITH THAT AS HE’S LAID OUT AGAIN!
(Charlie Marr pushes TLA onto his stomach, before kneeling above his body. He grabs a handful of his hair once more, before pulling his head up to show his bruised, beaten, unconscious face. Pretty much rubbing salt into the wounds.)
Charlie Marr: (off-mic) WE’RE *NOT* FUCKING DONE! AND IF YOU DON’T WANT THIS TO CONTINUE, YOU BETTER FUCKING AGREE! YOU, ME, REASONABLE DOUBT ONE-ON-ONE! I AM NOT TAKING NO FOR AN ANSWER, BECAUSE IF YOU DO? *THIS* IS GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN… AND JUST SO YOU KNOW THAT I’M SERIOUS ABOUT THIS? IF YOU HAD DOUBTS ALREADY?
Deadprez: OH GOD, HE DROPS TLA’S HEAD, BEFORE LOCKING IN THE REAR NAKED CHOKE, ‘TRANQUILITY’ IS APPLIED!!! HE’S CONTINUING TO BRUTALIZE HIS OPPONENT TO THE POINT OF NO RETURN, JUST AFTER HE CHALLENGED HIM TO A MATCH AT REASONABLE DOUBT! THE OFFICIALS ONCE AGAIN SLIDE IN TO PREVENT CHARLIE FROM DOING ANY MORE DAMAGE, AS THE RING IS FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH PEOPLE TO STOP THEM! THEY PUSH CHARLIE INTO THE CORNER, AS HE CONTINUES TO YELL AT A GROUNDED TLA, WHO IS COMPLETELY UNCONSCIOUS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, BLOOD DRIPPING DOWN FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE!!
Charlie Marr: (off-mic) Listen to me, TLA! This is only the beginning… ONLY THE FUCKING BEGINNING!!!
(As Charlie yells those few words, security is able to shove him and Veena out through the ropes. As they’re forced to walk up the ramp, Showdown slowly fades out to commercial break, leaving the audience and people watching at home wondering what happens next. TLA’s body is shown within those last few moments, the only sign of movement being the breaths he takes… he’s completely battered. Showdown’s broadcast finally transitions to darkness, moving to the commercials that follow.)
(A commercial for Mexican Tennis starts to play, as they all use their left arms to swing the racket… this is just bad timing, right?)
( EAW programming returns from commercial break as the camera shows Kassidy Heart and Impact settling in opposite sides of the announce table. )
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… YOUR SPECIAL GUEST COMMENTATORS TONIGHT!! IMPACT, AND THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION.. KASSIDY HEART!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Welcome Impact to the announce booth! You will be thrilled to be joining alongside my unmatched mental acumen and delve into the mind of Gavin Kirkland> I am more than pleased to have you here tonight and it will be a great ride!
Impact: Why thank you! It truly is a pleasure and honour to be here.
Eve: You are not going to welcome our world champion?
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, that is why I have brought an exclusive gas mask to tonight’s main event. Got to make extra precautions, you know.
Eve: Right. Welcome to the commentary booth, Kassidy. Both of you know the standards when you are special guests here, so I fully expect for you to behave professionally. However, I can’t really enforce it, but just don’t put us in your harm’s way.
Kassidy Heart: Just put a muzzle on that old dog over there and we won’t have a problem, Eve.
( “Paint It Black” by Hidden Citizens begins to play to ear-deafening boos. With a smirk planted on his face, Theron Nikolas approaches the entranceway and stoically stands on the stage. He scans the ambience of the enemy territory before making his way down towards the ring. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in at 224 pounds.. HE IS THE GOD EMPEROR… THERON NIKOLAS!!!!
Deadprez: Both of you two, Kassidy and Impact, were not met with anything positive from the Scotland crowd in attendance. Scotland does not like any of you and it is relatively simple to know exactly why. As you all know, Monaghan hails from Glasgow, Scotland, and with the momentum that the blue-chip prospect has been building for the past couple of months, Monaghan will most definitely get a huge reaction from his hometown crowd.
Eve: That being said, Scotland will be anything but welcoming, especially towards Theron Nikolas. Nikolas knows that he was treading enemy territory, but this is something that isn’t new to his career at all. Nikolas has faced adversity all his life. He has been put into a million of these scenarios before and this is nothing new to him. This is just another marquee match for the Theron Nikolas brand and you know that he has no nerves and it is almost a rare phenomenon for him to crumble under pressure.
( “’King’s Dead” by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake echoes throughout the SSE Hydro and the Scottish crowd erupts in cheers. The camera pans around to fans holding up the Scotland flag as Limmy Monaghan gradually steps out to the stage with a smile on his face. His appearance brings out an even more rowdy and raucous reaction from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From GLASGOW, SCOTLAND!! WEIGHING IN AT 224 POUNDS… THE MONARCH… LIMMMMMMMMMMYYYY MONAGHANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: God. When was the last time any of these crumpets and teas bastards ever took a shower? All of them cheering at once didn’t do us a favour at all, it only just evenly distributed their bad breaths.
Eve: It is literally ear-deafening in the SSE Hydro right now. I can’t even hear from both of my ears right now and that is how loud it is. Limmy Monaghan is at the best he is right now and the fact that he is in the main event of the show that is in hometown is special for him. This is a special night for him because I know that his family and friends are in attendance tonight. Monaghan has a lot of pressure on his back right now. Pressure to defend his heritage combined with the pressure to excel in the main event spotlight.
Kassidy Heart: Pressure that he has yet to healthily manage.
Deadprez: Right. Monaghan has crumbled under said pressure before so it will be a huge WHAT IF trivial question whether Monaghan has changed up his game plan or not to ensure that he will not fold under pressure tonight.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: HERE.. WE… GO…. Our first main event here in the heart of Scotland for the first time in a long time. The packed and sold-out attendance are raucous tonight to see their hometown hero compete, but Limmy Monaghan has a huge task ahead of him tonight. Theron Nikolas is not thrilled, but not shocked to see that he is being perceived as public enemy number one. It is nothing new for him to be plated down with that albatross, that mark of disgrace and these stigmas has solely encouraged Theron Nikolas to become even more powerful than he was previously. Monaghan is obviously accepting the homecoming reception, but he needs to keep himself calm and composed because hometown heroes don’t have that much luck in the world of professional wrestling.
Stew-O: Theron Nikolas and Limmy Monaghan eventually stop observing the audience and begin to circle the ring. Both men have been verbally at it the entire week and this is the time to let the actions speak for themselves. They immediately engage in the traditional collar-and-elbow tie-up, to where both men are in a tug of war. You could say that both men are evenly matched in terms of athletic ability and strength, but Nikolas has a slight advantage in terms of experience. Monaghan eventually gains control and corners him, but Nikolas turns him around and Monaghan has his back against the corner. The referee begins the count, and Nikolas slowly lets go of the hold. AND AS HE LETS GO, HE NONCHALANTLY PATS HIS FACE!!
Deadprez: Theron Nikolas doing what he does best and that is get into the head of his opponents, and Monaghan definitely doesn’t take much kindly to what he just did. The hometown especially are disgruntled by that sign of disrespect, but Monaghan keeps himself cool as a cucumber as both individuals rendez-vous in the middle of the ring once again. Nikolas seems to be a bit proud of that pat on the face as they lock up in that collar-and-elbow tie-up. Nikolas almost overpowers him, but Monaghan controls the pace and muscles the former world champion into the corner. Nikolas struggles to counter it as the referee tries to separate Monaghan by grabbing his waist. He relinquishes the collar-and-elbow and LANDS A MONEYMAKER SLAP TO THE FACE OF NIKOLAS!
Eve: AND NIKOLAS IMMEDIATELY LAUNCHES HIMSELF TOWARDS MONAGHAN!! MONAGHAN STEPS OUT OF THE WAY, TURNS HIM AROUND AND TRIES TO BRING HIM DOWN INTO A HEADLOCK!! Nikolas shrugs him off his head and he comes rebounding off the ropes. Monaghan hops over his shoulders and tries to drag him down with him via a sunset flip! Nikolas rolls down up to his feet off the momentum! Once he gets up, he attempts a penalty kick, but Monaghan sweeps the legs and goes over for the headlock. Nikolas jumps out of the way and hooks Monaghan’s arm! HE ROLLS HIM UP INTO THE ARM-WRENCH INSIDE CRADLE PIN!! BUT MONAGHAN IMMEDIATELY POWERS OUT OF THE HOLD AS BOTH INDIVIDUALS MEET IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!
Deadprez: MONAGHAN SHOOTS INTO THE AIR AND ATTEMPTS A HURRICANRANA!! NIKOLAS UTILIZES HIS STRENGTH BY HOLDING ONTO HIM AND FLIPPING HIM OVER ONTO HIS FEET!! Nikolas goes for a roundhouse kick. A swing and a miss! Monaghan ducks the roundhouse kick and hastily rebounds off the ropes! Monaghan with a tilt-a-wh-NO!! NIKOLAS PUSHES HIM OFF HIM AND MONAGHAN ENDURES A CRASH LANDING ONTO THE CANVAS!! Nikolas now sprints into the corner turnbuckles and back! NIKOLAS GOES FOR A DROPKICK!! MONAGHAN DUCKS AND GRABS HIS LEGS!! HE ROLLS OVER AND GETS A HOISTS HIM UP OFF THE CANVAS WITH A GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB!!
Eve: NIKOLAS IS ABLE TO SHAKE HIMSELF OFF HIS SHOULDERS TO AVOID THE GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB!! Monaghan turns around and swings for a clothesline. Nikolas goes around his waist and throws him over the top rope. WAIT! Monaghan turns it around and throws Nikolas over the top rope instead! AND HE NAILS HIM WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI!! This is intense nonstop action here in the main event as the crowd is heavily interested in it! Nikolas is stunned on the apron while Monaghan runs the ropes! MONAGHAN LEAPS AND DESCENDS ONTO NIKOLAS ON THE APRON WITH HIS PATENTED LEAPING KNEE STRIKE!!
Gavin Kirkland: THE HIBERNIAN MORON MISSES THE KNEE STRIKE AND GETS HIS LEFT KNEE TRAPPED BETWEEN THE ROPES!! AND THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY HAS OPENED AND THERON SIMPLY KICKS HIS FACE IN!! Monaghan is suspended upside down from the second rope as Theron gets his foot in and STARTS REPEATEDLY STOMPING HIS FACE DOWN THROUGH THE ROPES!! THERON WITH A SMIRK ON HIS FACE AS THE CROWD JUST RAIN DOWN BOOS ON HIM!!
Theron Nikolas (off-mic): You consider this man as one of your greatest exports? I THINK NOT!!
Gavin Krikland: Theron Nikolas finally gets the last laugh out of the exchange with his inferior clone as he brings Monaghan back into the ring. He mocks the crowd before kicking his face and applying a headlock on the ground. Some would say that Theron Nikolas has been unsuccessful in trying to revisit his historic championship reign, but Nikolas has begun to break out of the mould. Nikolas continues to prove that he is the greatest of all time and deserves to be champion. It is gradually becoming that case point here as he remains in a tip-top shape and still has reservations in the upper echelon-
Kassidy Heart: What are you talking about? This is absolutely not the case here! Theron Nikolas has accomplished the bare minimum since dragging his mediocre ass out of obscurity. Everyone here has their opinions and a majority of them are nonsensical. Theron Nikolas actually believes he deserves to remove me from my spot at the throne based on what merit? Nikolas is still being reminiscent of the past and clinging onto whatever momentum he gained under the shadow of Ryan Adams, and that is somehow enough to compare to my historical reign? Please. Nikolas and the manchild sitting on the other side of the announce table have been inconsistent, while I have been consistently great and goated since the day I arrived.
Gavin Kirkland: I think everyone at this table could agree that Theron Nikolas will be the next world champion. Impact is also a great option, anything to get rid of yo-
Kassidy Heart: Get rid of me? Like that is a possible thing at all.
Impact: Leave that poor cretin alone. Why don’t you shut your mouth and let this match go on?
Gavin Kirkland: Theron Nikolas continues to have his artificial clone trapped in that headlock before Monaghan begins to show some sort of resistance here. Monaghan is doggedly trying to get out of this headlock with might and main! Nikolas momentarily lets go of him to stick him in the midsection with a knee. Monaghan grabs his knee and looks for a dragon screw! He isn’t able to as Nikolas successfully got him away by swabbing him with punches! Monaghan is partly stunned here as Nikolas grabs him! He throws the arm over, hooks the tights and hoists him up for a suplex! MONAGHAN FLIPS OVER AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A NECKBREAKER!! MONAGHAN TURNS THE TIDE HERE!
Deadprez: Monaghan emerges in the corner turnbuckles and keeps his eyes concentrated on the task at hand. Nikolas winds up to his feet and catches wind of Monaghan approaching like a mack truck! NIKOLAS SIDESTEPS MONAGHAN!! BUT MONAGHAN CHANGED COURSE AND ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY!! NIKOLAS TURNS AROUND AND GETS STUFFED WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION!! A KICK TO THE FACE FOLLOWED BY A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE JAW!! NIKOLAS IS SWAYING SIDE TO SIDE AS MONAGHAN PULLS HIM IN BY THE SIDE AND HOOKS HIM UP!! HE PUTS HIM INTO AN ELEVATED POSITION!! AND DEPOSITS HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH A HIGH ELEVATED URANAGE SLAM!
Impact: NO!! NIKOLAS MANAGES TO GO AROUND HIS BACK IN MID-AIR AND PULL HIM DOWN BY THE OTHER ARM WITH AN ARM DRAG!
Eve: Theron Nikolas counters the uranage with an arm drag as both individuals get up to their feet! Monaghan acts first and swings for a clothesline. Nikolas grabs his arm for a REVERSE STO, POTENTIALLY FOR GOD’S REQUIEM!! BUT MONAGHAN ESCAPES OUT OF THAT PREDICAMENT!! AND HE STUNS THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!! This is getting intense as the Hometown Hero pulls him by the tights and hooks both arms! He is trying for a dragon suplex, but Nikolas is keeping his feet planted before he goes around his waist and attempts one of his own! Monaghan overpowers and throws him over his shoulders. Nikolas gets planted on his ass and MONAGHAN GOES FOR A KNEE STRIKE TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!! NIKOLAS ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND HE HAS THE SAME INTENT!! BUT NIKOLAS MISSES THE KNEE AND MONAGHAN TAKES HIM OUT OF THE RING WITH A HIGH-ANGLE DROPKICK!
Gavin Kirkland: This is what I mean when these two elitists are fundamentally splitting images of themselves. Monaghan got the best out of the exchange as he slid out of the ring in pursuit of one of the next EAW Answers World Champion. Nikolas continues to wander around the ringside until Monaghan grabs ahold of him! AND MONAGHAN SWINGS AT HIM WITH A HUGE PUNCH TO THE FACE!! NIKOLAS GOES FALLING TO THE GROUND AS HE CRAWLS TOWARDS THE STEEL STEPS!! Monaghan grabs his hair and pulls him! AND HE SLAMS HIS FACE ONTO THE UNFORGIVING STEEL!! THE CLONE MUSCLING THE CREATOR HERE AS HE HAS HIM UP IN THE SUPLEX!! AND DROPS HIM ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX!
Deadprez: Limmy Monaghan has put himself into a very comfortable situation. He has gained control of this match and that is what he needs in order to keep himself above these waters. He is going pound-for-pound with one of the best elitists we have here on Saturday nights and he needs to give everything that he has got. Monaghan gets off his knees and brings Theron back into the ring. He slides beneath the bottom rope and crouches in the corner. Nikolas slowly ascends to his feet and turns around! MONAGHAN GOES FOR A DROPKICK!! WHAT THE!! NIKOLAS CATCHES HIM AND HOLDS HIM UP INTO A POWERBOMB!! AND HE DROPS HIM ONTO HIS KNEE!! A POWERBOMB BACKBREAKER ONTO THE KNEE!! NIKOLAS THEN GRABS HIM BY THE SIDE IN A GUTWRENCH STYLE!! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP WITH A DEADLIFT!! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN INTO A POWERBOMB!! DEADLIFT GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB AS BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Eve: MONAGHAN GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! A look of relief from the Scottish fans in attendance. This is the first time in years it seems that we have been able to come overseas to this destination and these fans are praying for Limmy Monaghan to succeed tonight.
Impact: Of course, these mindless sheep are going to cheer for who they can relate to. These people are outsiders. Everyone in this arena are failures in life, so of course they are going to give it their all when it comes to supporting Limmy Monaghan. Monaghan has proven time and time again that he doesn’t have what it takes to prove. There are so many talented elitists in this roster and he so effortlessly lags behind all of them, and it isn’t going to change tonight, especially against someone like Theron Nikolas.
Deadprez: Monaghan has been unsuccessful since arriving at Showdown, but he is still an extremely sought after individual. His performances has established himself as a valuable member of this roster, so it isn’t weird seeing him in the main event position yet again. Nikolas presses him against the corner turnbuckles and LIGHTS UP HIS CHEST WITH A BIG TIME KNIFE-EDGE CHOP!! Monaghan retreats to the adjacent corner turnbuckles, to where is chased and is met WITH ANOTHER HEAVY KNIFE-EDGE CHOP TO THE CHEST!! AND NIKOLAS UNVEILS ANOTHER CHOP TO THE CHEST!! He goes for an Irish whip into the opposite corner. Monaghan tries to block it, but Nikolas pulls him in for a kitchen sink knee strike before successfully whipping him into the corner!
Eve: Monaghan slides into the corner! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A YAKUZA KICK TO THE JAW!! NIKOLAS HOLDS ONTO HIS FOOT AND MONAGHAN USES HIS OTHER FOOT FOR AN ENZIGURI!! THAT IS DODGED AS WELL!! NIKOLAS GOES FOR A DEADLIFT GERMAN, BUT MONAGHAN SLIDES BENEATH HIS FEET AND GETS AHOLD OF BOTH ARMS!! AND HE FINALLY DRILLS HIM DOWN WITH A DRAGON SUPLEX!! THE SNAPDRAGON CONNECTS, BUT NIKOLAS IMMEDIATELY GETS BACK UP AND DRILLS MONAGHAN WITH A SNAP DRAGON OF HIS OWN!! NIKOLAS ACTING OUT OF SOME ADRENALINE RUSH AS HE NAILS HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A KNEE STRIKE!! DIVING SUNDERER CONNECTS AS HE ROLLS HIM OVER FOR THE COVER!! COUNT IT, REF!!
Deadprez: MONAGHAN GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Nikolas immediately storms to his feet and impatiently waits for Monaghan to get up to his feet! NIKOLAS RUNS INTO THE ROP-MONAGHAN FOLLOWS HIM AND DECIMATES HIM IN THE ROPES WITH THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE!! MURDER TO EXCELLENCE AS NIKOLAS DROPS TO ONE ONE KNEE!! MONAGHAN POINTS A GUN GESTURE TO HIS HEAD AND RUNS THE ROPES!! HE REBOUNDS OFF AND LEAPS TOWARDS THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION!! A SECOND MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! NO!! NIKOLAS MEETS HIM IN THE MIDDLE WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK TO THE JAW!! MONAGHAN WITH AN UGLY FALL ONTO HIS BACK AS NIKOLAS WALKS OVER AND GRABS HIS HAND!! HE DOES A CUTTHROAT GESTURE AS THE CROWD SHOWERS HIM IN BOOS!! NIKOLAS PULLS HIM UP BY THE HAND AND GETS THE REVERSE STO!! GOD’S REQUIEM!!
Impact: MONAGHAN MIRACULOUSLY GETS AN INSIDE CRADLE!
Eve: NIKOLAS ESCAPES OUT OF THAT PINNING PREDICAMENT! BOTH MEN ARE UP TO THEIR FEET AS MONAGHAN CONNECTS WITH SILENT WHISPER!! NO!! THERON DUCKS IT!! THERON MOVES FAST WITH A LEFT HOOK TO THE RIB, AN OPEN HAND RIGHT HAND SLAP TO THE FACE, A FOREARM SMASH, AND THEN SPINS AROUND FOR A DISCUS LARIAT!! MONAGHAN GRABS HIS ARM AND FLOATS OVER!! AND HOISTS HIM UP FOR A POWERBOMB!! BUT NIKOLAS GETS OUT OF THE POWERBOMB HOLD AND ROLLS ONTO HIS FEET!! MONAGHAN BEATS THE CHASE AND CONNECTS WITH MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! WAIT!! NIKOLAS GRABS HIS LEGS AND FOLDS HIM OVER WITH AN ARCH SCHOOL-BOY COVER!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!! THE CLONE POWERS OUT, BUT NIKOLAS IMMEDIATELY HOISTS HIM UP!! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A SCHOOL-BOY DRIVER!! WITH AN ARCH!! THERON NIKOLAS GIVING IT ALL TO LIMMY MONAGHAN!! THIS IS LIKE IRON MAN VERSUS ULTRON!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Deadprez: MONAGHAN POWERS OUT RIGHT BEFORE THE COUNT OF THREE!! A speck of frustration showed on the face of the former world champion as he thought that would surely put away Limmy Monaghan. Monaghan has always posed a persistent threat to his opponents before, and I think Kassidy Heart, you could definitely agree with that.
Kassidy Heart: Monaghan and Bivens were an extremely annoying attempt at my throne, but I wouldn’t say they were a threat. Monaghan isn’t even a threat to anyone and that was pretty evident when I annihilated him a couple of weeks ago.
Impact: You really think he wasn’t a threat? From what I watched at Territorial: Invasion, he got relatively close to knocking that clown makeup off your face. There were alot of moments that he was seconds away from taking that championship, so I wouldn’t say that he wasn’t a threat.
Kassidy Heart: Oh like how when you said Xander Payne wasn’t a threat to #10Reignz. Give me a break.
Deadprez: Monaghan is down on both knees while Theron Nikolas approaches from the rear. Nikolas grabs ahold of his wrists and uses it to bring him up to his feet. He is signalling for that ripcord lariat he is well known for and the crowd is not too happy for it! The signal is at the chagrin of the Scottish crowd in attendance and Nikolas now TURNS HIM AROUND!! AND HE LAWNMOWERS OVER MONAGHAN WITH THE RIPCORD LARIAT!! TOUCH OF HEROINE!! NO!! MONAGHAN SIMPLY DROPS DOWN ONTO HIS KNEES!!! NIKOLAS IS TRYING TO YANK HIM UP, BUT MONAGHAN ISN’T LETTING HIM TAKE HIM UP!! MONAGHAN KNOWS THAT HIS WINNING CHANCES MAY DISSOLVE IS HE HITS THAT RIPCORD LARIAT!
Gavin Kirkland: THERON THEN SPIKES HIM WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE!! MONAGHAN IS OUT AS THERON NOW YANKS HIM UP!! BUT MONAGHAN GRABS HIS HEAD IN MID-AIR AND DRILLS HIM ONTO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH A TORNADO DDT!! THERON GOT MURDERED BY THAT DDT AS MONAGHAN NOW PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET AND PLACES HIS HEAD BENEATH AND THROUGH HIS LEGS!! HE HOISTS HIM UP INTO THAT ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER!! AND AIMS TO GRAB HIS HEAD!! BUT THERON ESCAPES FROM THE ELECTRIC CHAIR AND BRINGS HIM DOWN WITH THAT JUMPING REVERSE BULLDOG!! MONAGHAN IS FOLDED LIKE AN ACCORDION WITH THAT BULLDOG AS NIKOLAS SLIDES TOWARDS THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING!!
Deadprez: THERON NIKOLAS STORMS FROM THE CORNER AND CHARGES INTO MONAGHAN!! NIKOLAS GOES FOR A SUPERKICK!! BUT MONAGHAN STEPS TO THE SIDE AND NAILS HIM WITH SILENT WHISPER!! THE HOOK THRUST KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD JUST SENT NIKOLAS TO THE GULAG AND MONAGHAN NOW TURNS HIM AROUND!! BUT NIKOLAS RETALIATES WITH THE SWINGING ENZIGURI KICK OUT OF PURE INSTINCT!! THAT KICK CONNECTED PERFECTLY AS BOTH MEN ARE ON SPAGHETTI LEGS!! NIKOLAS GRABS HIM BY THE ARM, POTENTIALLY TO GO FOR THAT RIPCORD LARIAT ONCE AGAIN!! BUT THE TOUCH OF HEROINE IS DENIED FOR THE SECOND TIME AS MONAGHAN ROUNDHOUSE KICKS HIS HAND AWAY AND STUNS HIM WITH A HEFTY BACK ELBOW TO THE CHIN!
Gavin Kirkland: NIKOLAS IS STAGGERED AND NOW MONAGHAN SMASHES HIM WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!! HE IS IN PRIME POSITION!! MONAGHAN SPINS AROUND!! AND GOES FOR THE FOREARM SMASH TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! HIBERNATION MODE DAGGER MISSES AS NIKOLAS DUCKS IT AND DROPKICKS HIM FROM BEHIND!! MONAGHAN SPLATTERS ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR AS NIKOLAS SLINGSHOTS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND DESCENDS ONTO THE FORMER EAW PURE CHAMPION WITH A CROSSBODY!
Eve: NIKOLAS LANDS ON HIS FEET AND DOESN’T CONNECT!! MONAGHAN MOVED OUT OF THE WAY IN THE NICK OF TIME AS HE LIFTS HIS FOOT UP!! AND HE PROPELS NIKOLAS INTO THE BARRICADE WITH A HUGE BIG BOOT TO THE CHEST!! NIKOLAS LITERALLY WENT FLYING INTO THE AIR AND CRASHED INTO THE BARRICADE COURTESY OF THAT HUMONGOUS KICK!! MONAGHAN NOW SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING AND STARTS TO REV UP THE ENGINE!! NIKOLAS GINGERLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND MONAGHAN IS HYPING HIMSELF UP!! HIS HOMETOWN CROWD IS GIVING HIM THAT ENERGY AS HE SOARS OVER THE TOP ROPE!! AND HE FLATTENS THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ON THE CONCRETE FLOOR WITH A MARVELOUS TOPE CON HILO!!
Deadprez: DID YOU SEE THE HEIGHT THAT HE ATTAINED WITH THAT TOPE CON HILO!?!
Kassidy Heart: Pff. I could do that in my sleep, Deadprez.
Impact: Here you go again with the impossible.
Kassidy Heart: What is the problem with you? Why are you defending Limmy? You both were harsh enemies a couple of weeks ago and now you’re best friends with him or something? What is your angle here?
Impact: My angle is that your complex is out of control. Your head is so far up your ass that you haven’t touched down with reality in months.. MAYBE YEAR-
Deadprez: PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS IN THE RING, GUYS!! LIMMY MONAGHAN LEANS HIM UP AGAINST THE SECOND ROPE!! AND HE NAILS HIM WITH MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! THERON NIKOLAS IS OUT LIKE LIGHT AND UNRESPONSIVE AS MONAGHAN PULLS HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! HE HOLDS HIM AN INVERTED FACELOCK AND HOISTS HIM UP HIGH INTO THE AIR!!
Eve: AND DROPS HIM DOWN WITH 808S AND HEARTBREAKS!! THE MONARCH DRILLS HIM DOWN WITH AUTHORITY WITH THE LIFTING INVERTED SITOUT SIDE POWERSLAM AS HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!! COUNT IT, REF!!
Gavin Kirkland: HE KICKS OUT!! THE MASTER CREATOR KICKS OUT AS MONAGHAN CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! MONAGHAN IS IN A STATE OF DISBELIEF BUT HE IS QUICK TO SHAKE OUT IT!! MONAGHAN KNOWS THAT HE MUST NOT GET DISFOCUSED FROM THE TASK AT HAND!! THE CLOWN PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET AND SMASHES HIM WITH A FOREARM SMASH WITH HIS RIGHT ARM!! AND HE UNLOADS A RIGHT FOREARM SMASH!! A LEFT FOREARM SMASH!! A RIGHT FOREARM SMASH!! AND HE CONTINUES TO BATTER HIS FACE IN OVER AND OVER AGAIN BEFORE HE FINISHED IT OFF WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!!
Deadprez: BUT THERON BLOCKS THE DISCUS FOREARM BY MERELY GRABBING HIS ARM!! NIKOLAS WITH A SMIRK ON HIS FACE, BUT YOU CAN TELL THAT HE IS BARELY CONSCIOUS!! MONAGHAN IS TRYING TO SHAKE OFF HIS GRIP, BUT NIKOLAS SEEMS TO HAVE A REINFORCED ONE THIS TIME AROUND!! NIKOLAS THROWS HIS ARM DOWN AND STUFFS HIM WITH A KNEE STRIKE!! AND ANOTHER ONE TO MONAGHAN!! AND ANOTHER ONE!! AND THEN A DISCUSS KNEE STRIKE TO THE FORMER EAW PURE CHAMPION!! NIKOLAS IS GIVING HIM A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE! NIKOLAS NOW TURNS HIM AROUND!! AND GOES FOR THE TOUCH OF HEROINE!! IS IT THREE TIMES, THE CHARM!
Eve: NO!! MONAGHAN INTERCEPTS HIM WITH A KNEE STRIKE!! MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! BUT NIKOLAS PULLS HIM IN REGARDLESS!! AND HE TURNS THE MONARCH INSIDE OUT WITH THE TOUCH OF HEROINE!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN AND OUT AS THE CROWD GIVES A STANDING OVATION TO BOTH COMPETITORS!! THE CROWD IS PRIMARILY CHANTING LIMMY MONAGHAN’S NAME!! MONAGHAN AND NIKOLAS ARE IMMOBILE AND UNRESPONSIVE!!
( The camera pans through the rowdy Glasgow crowd as they continue to be as loud as they were in the first segment of the show. Limmy Monaghan and Theron Nikolas grab onto each other and use each other to gingerly get up to their feet. )
Deadprez: This is incredible! Both individuals are using each other to get up to their feet! The heart and determination of both competitors are on display right now! Monaghan and Nikolas both want this win! Monaghan desperately needs this match to showcase whether he will fold and crumble under pressure or not! It would do wonders to Monaghan if he is able to get this victory in his hometown. He could be recognized by their government. He could be in the newspapers! If he wins this, then life will be good for The Monarch! But this is Theron Nikolas, we are talking about!
Eve: Both competitors are able to completely stand to their feet and they BEGAN TO EXCHANGE FOREARM SMASHES!! NIKOLAS’ FOREARM SMASHES GET BOOS FROM THE CROWD WHILE IT IS THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE FOR MONAGHAN! MONAGHAN WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! NIKOLAS WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! MONAGHAN WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! NIKOLAS!! MONAGHAN!! NIKOLAS!! MONAGHAN!! THEY ARE JUST ANNIHILATING EACH OTHER WITH THESE SHOOT STRIKES!! NIKOLAS WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! AND A SECOND!! AND A THIRD!! BUT MONAGHAN BLOCKS HIS FOURTH AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER FOREARM SMASH!! AND A SECOND!! AND A THIRD!! AND A FOURTH THAT STUNS THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION!!
Gavin Kirkland: LIKE I SAID!! IRON MAN AND ULTRON!! MONAGHAN DOES A FULL ROTATION AND BLASTS HIM WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!! AND HE NAILS HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH ONE!! Nikolas is down onto both knees and Monaghan isn’t done yet!! AS HE STUFFS HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH ANOTHER FOREARM SMASH!! CONCUSSION CITY HERE IN ASSGOW AS HE NOW PULLS HIM UP!! HE CROUChES DOWN AND HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!!
Deadprez: BUT THERON SPINS OUT OF THE ELECTRIC CHAIR!! AND HE GRABS HIS HEAD AS HE COMES DOWN!!! AND HE SPIKES HIM WITH THE SWINGING REVERSE STO!! GOD’S REQUIEM CONNECTS!! EVERYONE IN THE ARENA LOOKS IN SHOCK AND DISBELIEF AS THEY ALL LOOK DOWN AT NIKOLAS CRADLES BOTH LEGS!! KICK OUT LIMMY!! COME ON!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Paint It Black” by Hidden Citizens blasts through the speakers to a monsoon of boos as Theron Nikolas gets off Limmy Monaghan and gingerly emerges to his feet to celebrate his victory. )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… THERON NIKOLAS!!!
Deadprez: What a match from both individuals! Limmy Monaghan showing out in his hometown, but it is not enough to take down the God Emperor that is Theron Nikolas. Nikolas nearly saw the end right there, but he essentially avoided it and was able to turn the tide when the time was right. A huge loss for Limmy Monaghan, but I am sure he will bounce back.
Kassidy Heart: Only time will tell. When someone like Limmy ceases to perform under such extreme pressure, then the longevity is not that promising.
Impact: A perfect analysis of Limmy Monaghan. Only time will tell when that man will turn from a blip on a radar to being absolutely nothing. He is already nearing towards the path, and Kassidy, you will be journeying towards that point in your career if you continue to indulge in those pipedreams of yours.
Kassidy Heart: Pipedreams? This is no fantasy. None if these are illusions. This is real life. Real life Kassidy Heart is the greatest world champion that his company has ever seen. Reality is that in the three years that I have been here, I have been more relevant and more memorable than you have in the ten-plus years you have been here. You don’t want to come after this. You don’t. It would be so embarrassing for you to fall right on your fat stomach yet again.
Impact: As you said.. Only time will tell.
Kassidy Heart: Did you not learn from Los Angeles? Look at Limmy Monagh-
Eve: OH!! IMPACT JUST LAID KASSIDY HEART OUT ON THE CHAIR WITH THE FIST OF FURY!! A SUCKER PUNCH THAT SENDS KASSIDY OFF HER SPECIAL CHAIR AS IMPACT IMMEDIATELY SLIDES INTO THE RING!! LIMMY MONAGHAN HAS ALREADY ROLLED OUT OF THE RING PREVIOUSLY WHILE THERON NIKOLAS HAS HIS BACK TURNED AGAINST THE HALL OF FAMER!! NIKOLAS TURNS AROUND AND GETS NAILED WITH THE EVISCERATION!!
Gavin Kirkland: Thank god. I can take off my gas mask now.
Deadprez: THE CROWD BOOING THIS AS IMPACT JUST LAID WASTE TO THE GOD EMPEROR!! THEY WERE JUST TEAMMATES A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, BUT IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THEY TEAMED JUST SO THEY COULD JUMP RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE LINE FOR KASSIDY HEART!! IMPACT STANDS TALL OVER THERON NIKOLAS AND TRASH TALKS HIM AS HE SOAKS IN THE BOOS OF THE SSE HYDRO!!
Gavin Kirkland: YESSIR! THOSE TWO GENTLEMEN IN THE RING IS OUR FUT- NO!!! KASSIDY SLIDES INTO THE RING AND SMASHES HER CHAMPIONSHIP BELT INTO THE BACK OF IMPACT’S HEAD!! KASSIDY LOOKS ABSOLUTELY PISSED OFF AND DISGRUNTLED!! IF I WAS KNOCKED OUT FROM OUT OF NOWHERE, THEN I WOULD BE TO!! HOWEVER, KASSIDY LITERALLY STINKS AND THIS IS A TRAVESTY!! THIS IS HERESY, MY FRIEND!!
Deadprez: Kassidy Heart gets retribution from that sucker punch, what will it cost! This further established who is gunning for the target on her back and the chip on her shoulder, but Kassidy doesn’t care! No one gets away from disrespecting the name of Kassidy Heart scots-free! They always pay the consequences and after this week, her version of consequences will get her own! THANK YOU EVERYONE TO TUNING INTO SHOWDOWN AND WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!
( The last scene of tonight’s episode is Kassidy Heart standing tall over unconscious Theron Nikolas and Impact. )
( EAW logo buzzes. )