(RECAP FROM BATTLE OF EGYPT: Highlights of the opening match against Chris Elite versus Drake King versus Rex McAllister. Wonderful performance from the three men in this match, but we see Showdown’s Chris Elite capture the victory. It pans Jamie O’Hara versus Tyler Parker are shown. A wonderful match with two generational talents that are beyond their years. Jamie ends up capturing the victory there. It then pans to the PURE Championship Match against Mark Michaels and Jake Smith. The emotional roller coaster of the match and near falls. It pans to Jake connecting with Last Resort and getting Mark inside the ring for the three count. Post celebration happens as the scene ends with the group hug from the Round Table. It fast forwards to the champion versus champion main event between Mr. DEDEDE and Charlie Marr. Highlights of the match showing their determination to kill one another are seen, but DEDEDE ends up getting the victory there. DEDEDE is seen celebrating until he is attacked by someone in a diamond-studded mask. The assailant attacks DEDEDE with a running spear before it takes the mask off revealing it to be Amber Keys. Amber continues her attack on DEDEDE as the crowd is stunned over Amber violated the rules of laying a hand on someone of the opposite gender. The recap ends with members of the Egyptian National Army escorting Amber out of the arena. Amber has a huge smug on her face, not giving a damn about breaking a law. Recap ends.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar plays, cueing the intro music for Saturday Night Showdown! It pans to ringside with everyone in The Royal Caribbean cruise ship for this special edition of Showdown. The EAW Universe has their various posters and raising them high in the air, hoping that the wind doesn’t blow them away.)
(SCREEN BAR — THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN!)
( We cut to the commentary desk where Eve is sitting in between Gavin Kirkland and Deadprez. )
Eve: It’s been a terrific day here at Symphony Of The Seas, the talent and staff here at Showdown are thankful to The Royal Caribbean and all of the EAW Universe members who of course make such a unique and rare occasion possible.
Deadprez: I still remember the last time Showdown hosted an event from the seas, we saw Answers World Champion Hades the Hellraiser in his prime defend his title,
Gavin Kirkland: We also saw a mean scary bald man be literally kicked off an Aircraft Carrier into the seas below! They haven’t let us back onto the USS Carl Vinson ever since :mjcry:
Eve: Well speaking of controversial past moments, probably the most controversial story in all of EAW is centered around Showdown Elitist Amber Keys, who as we all saw earlier in the opening replays of tonight’s show sent shockwaves through the EAW Universe and reeling through EAW Headquarters after her attack on the current Answers World Champion, Mr. DEDEDE at Battle of Egypt. Due to Amber’s actions, in direct violation of the no intergender violence rule stipulated in EAW’s contract with the State of Egypt, EAW has voided approximately 350 million dollars from the half-a-billion dollar deal. There are a bit more details on Fight Grid, but I can confirm as of now that as a result of her actions, Amber Keys has been pulled from all EAW live events for the foreseeable future. She has also been issued an undisclosed fine until further evaluation.
Gavin Kirkland: Why suspend somebody who hasn’t even been in the ring since July? That part confuses me.
Eve: I can say from firsthand experience, there’s a lot that is expected of EAW Elitists at every event even before you walk out through that curtain and compete. But since Battle of Egypt many of us have been left with a lot of questions, especially when it pertains to the motives of Amber Keys. Amber wasn’t permitted to board the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship this evening, but she is broadcasting with us from EAW Headquarters in Newark, New Jersey and will be joining us at this time. Can you hear us, Amber?
( Amber Keys shows up on the split-screen, sitting pretty with upright posture and a very relaxed, self-assured look on her face. )
Amber Keys: Hi, Eve. I can hear you just fine.
Eve: Thank you for joining us today Amber, you and I both spoke prior to the broadcast and we both agreed this wouldn’t be an interrogation – but rather a floor for you to speak openly and freely about your actions at Battle of Egypt this past weekend.
Amber Keys: “My actions” (humorless chuckle) Towing the company line are we Evie? That’s all I keep hearing from lawyers, board members, executives. “My actions caused this”, “my actions cost that”. You all make it sound like such a dirty thing I did.
Eve: Well, considering who you attacked, where you attacked him and what was cost as a result of that it is at least fair to say you are at the center of a whirlwind of controversy. But this isn’t about casting judgments upon you, we just want to hear you side of the story. Why?
Amber Keys: The magic question. Why? Why would I choose the “fire breathing Gawdzilla”, EAW’s most fearsome titan, as my target? Why would I turn my back on somebody who I made amends with and even reestablished a mutual friendship with, after telling God Emperor Theron to stick his hand-me-down scepter up his own ass just a number of months ago? And why, oh why, would I cost EAW 300 million dollars………..
( Amber pretends to ponder. )
Amber Keys: A lot of fucking money isn’t it? Well you know what Eve, the truth is it’s peanuts compared to what this industry has stolen from me. It’s been 12 years, 12 years as of this month, that I have spent turning away from and consciously avoiding that fact. That I was discarded. That I was thrown away like trash, crucified and torched by the mob that existed at the time. EAW’s parent company and predecessor, the Answers Wrestling Federation was the foundation that needed to be laid for a place like EAW to ever exist. It was by far the biggest wrestling league on the planet, and that foundation was laid in part by me. But let the revisionist history that this company loves to abide by tell you, and you’d think I were a blip on the radar at that time. That I was just some ring rat who slept with guys and won a couple of titles. When in reality without me the way EAW is structured, the culture that set it apart, and the way EAW is presented doesn’t even come remotely close to what it is today. If it still even exists at all.
I’ve had to sit here and watch all of my peers – HRDO, Ronn, Mak, and of course Ryan Adams… I’ve had to watch all of them become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. Realize unimaginable success. These men and so many others have had all of their dreams come true because of me and they’re all too cowardly to acknowledge that. I had to sit there for twelve fucking years and watch it happen with a smile, and pretend that it doesn’t eat me alive that I contribute just as much as all of those motherfuckers, and don’t even get a crumb in comparison. Only blackballed instead. But you know what I did Eve? I told myself to let it go. And maybe for awhile, I did let it go… maybe that’s why I so naively signed the contract EAW offered me just one year ago. Thinking that things had changed for the better and that everybody grew up along the way..
And for what? For more of the same. To be put to the backburner for run of the mill, flash in the pan, flavor of the millisecond cunts like Felix Hartley who could never hold a candle to me. To be denied opportunities, to having the fans all turn on me for a fickle bitch like Cleopatra who couldn’t even lace my boot straps. Just “fuck you” after “fuck you” hurled in my face repeatedly, while EAW’s homegrown exalted calfs like Diamond Cage and Tyler Parker are begged out of their houses in the hills for seven-figure appearances at their blood oil bullshit money grab of a show. Is that fair to you Eve? Is that fair?
Eve: Please, carry on.
Amber Keys: That’s right, It’s not fair. And then the breaking point, the straw that breaks the camel’s back. After clamoring for just an opportunity, beating doors down for mere opportunities, they humor me by ‘flying me out to Egypt’. As if it’s tangible. And so you figure they’d pay me hand over fist to compete against one of the current star champions, like Kassidy Heart or Andrea Valentine right? “No, sorry, Kendra Shamez got to it first and she’s just the bigger match for Kassidy. And there’s no interest in you facing Andrea.” Soooo basically I’m flown to fucking Egypt in the company jet to sit in catering and watch Hall of Famers roll out of bed into a fresh new pile of money. And I’m supposed to sit there, take it and shut the fuck up about it, right?! No… that’s when it became clear what had to happen.
Eve: But if I may interject with a question here, what do you have to gain from doing this? If you feel so bitter, and so much pent up frustration against guys like DDD, other people from your generation and towards the EAW Board because you weren’t given what you feel you were owed – wouldn’t it work against your own interests to do what you did in Egypt?
Amber Keys: Let me be very clear with you Eve. I am not bitter towards Ryan Adams, or Ronn Banks, or Oliver or Rayan or anybody for that matter. I don’t hold ill will towards Ryan personally for anything in our past, and it is a long, storied past that he and I have. Realistically I could have achieved the same outcome at any position on the card. I could have blindsided Chris Elite or Drake King in the opening match and had the entire show cancelled. That’s what I would have done if the move that I made was made out of spite.
( Amber rakes her fingers through her hair and softly chuckles, before continuing. )
Amber Keys: What I did at Battle of Egypt wasn’t done out of spite, it was done out of opportunity. Like I said before, the money I cost this company was only peanuts to what it owes me. But don’t get it twisted, I will get what I deserve. I’m going to be compensated by this industry for what this industry owes me whether they like it or not. And if it isn’t going to be rightfully given to me, it’s clear that I’m going to have to take it. I chose to attack Ryan Adams specifically because of that reason, and also because… well to be honest with you… he’s the easiest target.
Eve: OK, please Amber you have to explain because I’m sure a lot of us are baffled by what you just said. What would make DDD of all people the easiest target?
Amber Keys: Because the Mr. DEDEDE you all know and see every day is an illusion. It’s a shell that money, power and infamy has enabled him to barricade the real him inside. The DDD that you all see is the DDD that he wants you to see. Why do you think this entire active roster has been powerless against him? Because they don’t even know the real him. The only person in the entire company that knows Ryan Adams for who he truly is, is me. I know every last one of his fears, his deepest secrets, his greatest desires. I know his flaws, his insecurities, his mental hangups. What soothes him, what sets him off, what makes him tick. From 2005-2007 this man confided in me, he built with me, and I built the so-called monster that he is today. He was damn near like a child when he first met me, I turned him into a champion. It just so happens that this monster that I helped build is the same monster that is holding the Answers World Championship, which is really my endgame. That title. That’s why I held that belt up high over my own head, even though the message I was trying to signify clearly flew over many of your heads. My number one goal is becoming Answers World Champion, and earning all of the life changing power that comes with being World Champion for myself. I’ve never had that, and Ryan Adams is going to be the easiest path to that.
There’s an age old saying in this company, “you cannot kill what you did not create.” Well Gawdzilla has made it crystal clear all season long that if you’re going to take that championship from him, you’re going to have to kill him. That’s why everybody who’s anybody has so far been unsuccessful at doing that. Until now.
( Amber leans in forward, making direct eye contact with the camera. )
Amber Keys: I know what you are Ryan, I know how you’re gonna wanna settle this. You can cut the tedious corporate bullcrap short and get straight to the point. You want to get your hands on me, and I want to get my hands on the Answers World Championship. If it means killing the monster that I created, then so be it Ryan. I know you wanna kill me, and I know I’m gonna have to kill you to get what I want. They ran my name through the mud for years Ryan, and you were one of the biggest offenders. You denied me like the fork tongued Judas that you are, but that’s fine. I can live with being the laughing stock, but you aren’t laughing now, are you? No, of course you aren’t. Because the Dirti Diva’s back, and the fun and games are over. You’re going to learn the hard way, sweetheart. SHE who laughs last, laughs best.
( Amber sits there with a cold, ruthless look in her eyes )
Eve: We appreciate your time, Amber.
Amber Keys: My pleasure.
( Amber gets up from her seat and removes the lavalier mic from her collar, and the footage from her interview cuts out. )
(Commercial break promoting Reasonable Doubt consisting of Elitists like Mr. DEDEDE, Jake Smith, Heavenly Hell and the ILLIONAIRES.)
(Showdown returns from commercial break with Gina Roman in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is the opening match of Showdown and it is scheduled FOR ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, hailing from Queens, New York! Weighing in at 215 Pounds! “DEUCES” VICTOR JONES!
(“Therapy Session” By NF plays as smoke fills the stage. The lights start to flicker, and the song begins to get hype, Victor makes his way down the ramp, slowly walking mythological like he’s a god that can’t be touched. Once by the ring he makes his way up the stairs and climbs. Heading over to the far turnbuckle he climbs and lifts his arms.)
Deadprez: This guy is downright scary and Victor Jones, the man they call “Deuces” is looking for a huge win here against an established star in Lucas Johnson.
Eve: We have heard stories about Deuces, the question is can it translate to the ring?
Gavin Kirkland: This guy is a thug and shouldn’t be in EAW, especially Showdown. I saw a bunch of hookers partying on the bow of the ship with a stack of blow and some gold-plated Glocks, it was a Private Party with some .
Eve: Gavin, stop.
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media plays as Lucas Johnson walks down to the ring wearing his Beats by DRE headphones that was given to him by his manager Albert Hitchman as he blasts music with an intense look on his face.)
Gina Romano: And His Opponent, accompanied by his manager, ALBERT HITCHMAN! He hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Weighing in at 205 lbs., he is the “THE WRESTLING MACHINE” LUCAS JOHNSON!!!
(The crowd boo, some cheer. Lucas reaches the ring apron his manager Hitchman gives him one last prep talk as he gives the middle finger to his doubters as he enters his yard.)
Deadprez: And Lucas Johnson has been very impressive lately, he looks for a huge victory tonight and some momentum here on this ship. Let me ask, will sea sickness be a factor here?
Gavin Kirkland: It is if you keep mentioning it. I don’t think anyone ate the shrimp bake on the buffet table, at least not that I know of.”
Eve: Hitchman can always be a factor but on this Cruise ship while others were tanning and hanging around by the pool, Lucas was working out and getting ready for this match, this is a very important bout for a man who gave Mr. DEDEDE a fight not too long ago.
(The referee checks on both athletes, he then nods and calls for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: And here we go, both men circle the ring and lock up, the bigger Jones has the advantage and he throws Lucas to the mats like a rag doll! Lucas looks shocked, the strength of Victor Jones will be a factor tonight!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas is usually the stronger wrestler when facing others but tonight it’s Victor Jones and he’s going to have to figure things out now if he can’t overpower someone like Jones.
Eve: This is one of these matches where one move can make the difference. Lucas is back up on his feet, they circle around the ring again and lock up, Victor Jones lifts up Lucas and throws him into the turnbuckle, he charges in with a huge clothesline! Lucas is surprised early! Jones unleashes with forearms as the referee administers the count!
(1….2….3….4…. Jones breaks the count)
Deadprez: He took the most he could out of the referee’s count! Jones grabs Lucas again and whips him into the opposite turnbuckle! He charges into Lucas, but he gets a foot up! Victor stumbles back, he took the whole foot and Lucas comes out with his own explosive clothesline! He took the big man down!
Eve: He is not staying down though! Jones is back on his feet, Lucas strikes with a European Forearm, after another and another! He is trying to go toe to toe with Jones and that could be a huge mistake for Lucas! Jones is being backed up to the ropes, Lucas continues to throw forearms at Jones as the referee this time tries to count but Lucas instead tries to whip Jones to the ropes, he reverses, Lucas bounces off, he’s hit with a Devastating Spinebuster!
Gavin Kirkland: He got all of that! Going for the quick cover and Albert Hitchman is beside himself!
Deadprez: NO! Lucas kicks Out! Jones wants to finish this quickly! He picks up Lucas, he’s setting up fort a front facelock and hoists Lucas up in the air for a damaging suplex! He holds him up in the air….
Eve: ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?
Gavin Kirkland: ALL THE BLOOD RUSHING TO HIS HEAD! HE IS STILL HOLDING HIM UP! AND CRASH! DEVASTATING STALLING SUPLEX ON LUCAS JOHNSON! JONES ROLLS OVER FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: ANOTHER KICK OUT! LUCAS JOHNSON SOMEHOW FINDS A WAY TO KICK OUT! Lucas Johnson has been dominated by this man, Deuces is taking control and he picks up Johnson again, He’s going for Deuces, the Cradle DDT! Wait! Lucas rushes him into the corner turnbuckle shoulder first! That could have been over right there!
Eve: Lucas was smart, he saw exactly where he was in the ring and took full advantage! Now he has an opportunity to do something here…. But wait, Lucas taking a few steps back, Jones goes for a Superkick! NO! LUCAS CATCHES HIS LEG AND BRINGS HIM IN FOR A T-BONE SUPLEX! Look at Jones! He is getting back up!
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS BOUGHT HIMSELF SOME TIME! THIS GUY IS A MACHINE OR HIGH AS A KITE! BETTER HOPE THIS TURNS INTO THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE!
(The crowd cheer, some boo, Albert Hitchman hits the apron in frustration.)
Eve: LUCAS LOCKS IN A BELLY TO BELLY ON JONES! DEUCES IS GETTING BACK UP AND LUCAS NOW WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! HE RELEASED IT AND NOW LUCAS IS CLIMBING THE TOP ROPE!
Gavin Kirkland: ALBERT HITCHMAN LOOKS SO EXCITED IT’S LIKE HE’S SEEN A NAKED WOMAN! LUCAS JUMPS OFF THE TOP ROPE, SHOOTING STAR PRESS! THE CROWD IS ELECTRIC! HE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: NO! VICTOR JONES WITH A SHOULDER UP! LUCAS IS PERPLEXED!
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S A HUGE WORD FOR YOU, PREZ!
Deadprez: TELL ME YOU JUST DIDN’T SAY THAT!
Eve: Lucas is trying to figure out how to beat this man! I don’t know if he thinks he can! Albert is yelling at him to finish off Jones, Lucas is picking him up, going for a Skull Crushing Finale but no! Jones holds on! He goes for a Russian Leg Sweep instead, no! He swings him over into a Front Face Lock into the PERFECT PLEX! THIS ONE IS OVER!
Deadprez: LUCAS KICKS OUT! THIS TIME JONES IS SHOCKED! HE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE’S LOOKING RIGHT AT ALBERT HITCHMAN! LOOKING TO FINISH LUCAS HERE!
Eve: How much more can he take!?
Gavin Kirkland: HE’S GOING FOR DEUCES AGAIN! PICKING UP LUCAS IN THE CRADLE DDT!
Deadprez: THIS ONE IS OVER IF HE HI…. NO! LUCAS JOHNSON FLOATS HIM OVER IN A NORTHERN LIGHTS RELEASE SUPLEX! JONES GETS UP AND TURNS RIGHT INTO THE FEEL THE PAIN! THE CUTTER HITS ITS MARK!
Eve: HE’S NOT EVEN GOING FOR A COVER! LUCAS IS GOING TO THE TOP ROPE!
(The crowd roars in cheers, some boo as Albert Hitchman yells at Lucas to finish it.)
Gavin Kirkland: HIGH RISK! HIGH REWARD! HE BETTER HOPE THIS SHIP DOESN’T HIT A BIG WAVE!
Deadprez: LUCAS DIVES OFF WITH THE RED ARROW! THE RED ARROW HIT IT’S MARK! STICK A FORK IN VICTOR JONES. HE’S DONE!
(The referee drops for the count.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: THIS ONE IS OVER AND A HUGE WIN FOR LUCAS JOHNSON!
Gavin Kirkland: THE SHIP DIDN’T HIT A WAVE AND LUCAS HIT THE RED ARROW!
(Lucas gets up, stumbling into the ropes as Albert Hitchman hits the ring and raises Lucas Arm in victory as does the referee. “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media plays throughout the arena as Lucas starts to move to the beats.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THE MATCH….. LUUUUCCCCASSSSS JJJJOOOOHHHNNNNSSSSONNNNN!!!
(Jones rolls out of the ring and to the floor holding his midsection. The referee checks on him as Lucas starts to celebrate.)
Deadprez: Great match for Lucas and he shows once again what a star athlete he is for the Showdown brand.
Eve: As Lucas continues to celebrate, Victor Jones was a beast in there. Lucas earned that one! We will be right back!
Gavin Kirkland: I think I’m getting seasick.
(Showdown cuts from the ringside area and switches to the deck of the cruise ship. A smiling Kyra Phillips, dressed in light colored denim shorts, a blue and white pinstripe shirt, and white straw hat is standing by. Behind her is the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, along with crystal clear skies that stretch for miles. It paints a pretty picture for the viewers watching at home.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, last weekend at Battle of Egypt, Jake Smith stepped into the ring against Mark Michaels and ended Mark’s tyrannical PURE Championship reign to capture his first ever championship here in Elite Answers Wrestling. Please welcome my guest at this time, the NEW PURE Champion, Jake Smith!
(The camera shot widens to show Jake Smith and Sierra Bradford. The new champ is wearing khaki cargo shorts, a Hawaiian print shirt, and sunglasses. The PURE Championship is resting on his shoulder and obviously Jake is all smiles. Sierra is wearing a cute summer dress and has her hair pulled back. She’s also smiling and looking like the proud best friend that she is.)
Kyra Phillips: Thank you for joining us, Jake! I’ve seen you out and about on the ship this week. Still celebrating your win?
(Kyra’s voice is teasing, and the smirk on Jake’s face grows even wider. The Symphony of the Seas cruise ship is basically a party boat, and with EAW Elitists and fans onboard, it has been a non-stop party since departing from Miami on Wednesday.)
Jake Smith: It’s been one big ass party, Kyra! I could not be more thrilled.
Kyra Phillips: You shut down the boardwalk last night!
Sierra Bradford: Jake was letting the EAW Universe pass around the PURE Championship and pose for pictures with it! If you search the hashtag #PUREChampionship you can see all the photos. They’re amazing! It’s been a blast and I could not be more proud of Jake. He truly deserves this championship and I know he’s going to do great things with it.
(Despite the glowing praise from Sierra and the sweet smiles the two exchange with one another, Jake is still friendzoned for those wondering :mjgrin: #Drierra.)
Kyra Phillips: Jake, how does it feel to FINALLY have the gold around your waist and to be known as a champion of EAW?
(Jake pulls off his sunglasses and shakes his head in amazement.)
Jake Smith: :wow: It feels like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders, Kyra. After coming up short several times in the past, and having people constantly question whether or not I could rise to the occasion, I’m more than thrilled to be standing here with championship gold. I’ve never wavered in my own self belief, and now this entire company knows me as the best pure wrestler on the roster. I’m never letting this championship go, and I’m letting the entire Showdown roster know that right off the bat. I’m going to be a fighting champion, and I’m going to work my ass off to erase the damage Mark Michaels did to this belt.
Kyra Phillips: Speaking of Mark, there’s been rumors circulating on this ship all week about Mark wanting to cash in his rematch clause and get the championship back. What are your thoughts on that?
(It’s actually Sierra who speaks first this time. A sly little smile spreads across her face.)
Sierra Bradford: When and if that even happens, and Mark tells me to hit him, I’m decking him right in the face. We won’t be Egypt, and I won’t be restricted from doing exactly what I want to do and that is slap the shit out of Mark Michaels! No one deserves it more and honestly, I would love to just stand back and watch Jake kick his ass again.
(Another arrogant grin crosses Jake’s face.)
Jake Smith: It doesn’t matter who steps up to the plate, whether it’s Mark Michaels or someone else, the end result is going to be Jake Smith retaining the PURE Championship. This is a huge milestone for me, and the beginning of the rest of my career. I plan on doing this title justice and making this a memorable and lasting championship reign. I also see this as a new beginning, and an opportunity to show the EAW Universe who Jake Smith really is. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m an asshole, but the way the fans embraced me after my win kind of floored me if I’m being real. I appreciate that, and really, Kyra, I just want to be the best champion I can possibly be. I’m playing by PURE rules going forward, and I’m going to show everyone that I’m the best thing about Showdown.
Sierra Bradford: Jake was going to break out sooner rather than later. He really is that talented. Yeah, it took him awhile to find his footing but everyone’s story has a different start to it. You don’t necessarily have to win the first championship match you are placed in, and Jake is accepting of the fact he didn’t. However, hard work always pays off and those who deserve nice things eventually get them.
Jake Smith: And that’s pretty much why I am standing here as your PU-
(Jake’s voice trails off as someone else walks into the scene. Sierra’s demeanor changes as well and the camera shot widens a little more to reveal the masked Elitist, Santo Muerte. Kyra nervously looks at the ‘Saint of Death’.)
Jake Smith: Uhhhh, can I help you?
(Santo remains silent, staring right at Jake. The tension in the air has thickened. Finally Santo’s eyes leave Jake’s and travel down to the PURE Championship. Even though his face is hindered by a mask, it’s almost as if you can feel Santo smiling at the belt.)
Sierra Bradford: If you’ve got something to say, then say it!
(Santo immediately jerks his head towards Jake’s pretty best friend and manager. The redhead stands her ground and places her hands on her hips.)
Sierra Bradford: Well?!
Kyra Phillips: :lupe:
(Santo continues to stare at Sierra, who just seems to get more annoyed by the minute, and then finally lets out a low laugh.)
Santo Muerte: As this company rests on a bed of artificial lies, so to does the new PURE Champion.
(Santo turns away from Sierra and to Jake.)
Santo Muerte: The false bravado you walk around with is not lost on me, for you will be the first of many to fall at my feet. Death is upon us, and you can smell it in the air. Once you close your eyes at night, champ, take note of the darkness that encompasses you for that is the fate that awaits you. That PURE Championship that rests on your shoulder won’t be finding a long-term home with you. Even the mightiest ones can’t escape death, Jake…
(Santo turns back towards Sierra.)
Santo Muerte: And death does not discriminate.
(Santo’s words hang in the air, and while Jake doesn’t seem at all impressed, a worried look has crossed Sierra’s face. Jake sees her concern and scoffs at Santo.)
Jake Smith: Sure, dude. Whatever you say.
(Jake takes Sierra’s hand and pulls her away. As the two walk off, Sierra glances over her shoulder and sees Santo watching them leave. Despite the tropical temperatures, she can’t help but shudder.)
(Showdown fades into a commercial break.)
(Commercial for the Round Table story. You hate them so much. But the ending still makes you cry.)
(Camera returns and finds Gina Romano standing in the ring with a microphone.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is a triple threat match… and it is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(“War” by Dance With The Dead hits as Santo Muerte steps out onto the stage. He eyes the crowd with murderous intent before begin in his march down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Death Valley, California… weighing in at 200 pounds… SSSAAAANNNTTTOOO MMMUUUEEERRRTTTEEEEE!!!!
Eve: Santo Muerte came up short on the Fight Grid exclusive match he was involved in last week, but he’s shown some serious ability here in recent times.
Deadprez: Well a win here tonight could reignite that momentum and get him started on that path yet again. He’s a brutal inside the ring and won’t hold back. So it’ll be interesting to see how he takes care of things tonight.
(Santo Muerte slides into the ring as his music is cut off and replaced by “Stay Ready” by Adelitas Way as Alexander Cage walks out with a baseball cap on, taking a final swig of beer before tossing the glass bottle to the side and making his way down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: And his opponents, first, making his way to the ring from Old Town, Florida… weighing in at 230 pounds… AAALLLLEEEXXXAAANNNDDDEERRR CCCAAAAGGGEEEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: And here’s a man making his Showdown debut here tonight. Alexander Cage could send a big statement to the locker room with a win in this match. What do you make of the newcomer, Eve?
Gavin Kirkland: Well I for one see nothing more than another unsophisticated walking belch just here to send all of my beautiful ladies walking away with disgust! It’s shameful! Coming to the ring while drinking like that!
Eve: Gavin, you can’t judge anyone. You have a sponsorship for your own lotion brand specifically for jerking off during matches when women compete.
Gavin Kirkland: Now available in the new Super MaXXX sized bottle!
(Alexander climbs up and steps through the ropes, glancing at Santo Muerte before his music cuts and is replaced by “Hey Man Nice Shot!” by Filter as Viktor Stone steps out onto the ramp with a cocky grin before walking down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: And now, making his way to the ring from Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 225 pounds… VIIIIIIIIKKTTTTTOOORRRR SSSSTTTOOONNNEEEE!!!
Deadprez: Stone also came up short in the same Fight Grid match as Santo Muerte. You have to think he’s got a similar mindset regarding trying to kickstart his momentum here tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: Look, all i know is this kid has blonde hair. If I know anything in this industry, it’s that with blonde hair and tits, you can do anything. Kid’s halfway there. I know a silicone specialist I can refer him to.
Eve: That’s so inaccurate on so many levels.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: And here we go! These three men all vying for position here on Showdown and they’re about to go at it! Santo Muerte comes right out the gate! He drives straight in and clubs at Alexander Cage! Trying to take out the new blood!! But Cage throwing right back with him! Both men brawling but here comes Stone! Stone grabbing Santo Muerte from behind! RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! Stone drops Muerte back on the back of his neck! OH! But Cage now with a forearm to the back of Viktor’s head! Cage grabbing Stone and now shoving him backwards into the corner!! Now unleashing with chops to the chest! Connection after connection as he slaps Stone’s chest red!
Eve: BUT HERE’S SANTO MUERTE! NOT KEPT DOWN LONG BY THAT RELEASE GERMAN! He comes in and shoves Cage out of the way, throwing kicks into Stone’s midsection! Firing away! But now Cage comes in and shoves him back! Both men looking at one another! AND THEY BOTH GRAB STONE BY THE BACK OF THE HEAD! THEY RUN HIM AND THROW HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! Stone crashes hard to the outside! Cage looks proud of himself here in his debut!
Gavin Kirkland: But he better pay attention! SANTO MUERTE TURNS HIM AROUND! KICK TO THE GUT! LOOKING FOR THE FINAL BREATH! THE PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!
Deadprez: NO! CAGE MANAGED TO BLOCK THE MOVE AND LIFTS MUERTE UP AND OVER! Cage takes a couple steps forward! Looks like he’s taking a breath after just avoiding that fate! But Muerte is up to his feet! Both men lock eyes and meet in the middle of the ring! Firing away between these two men! Cage with a left jab! Muerte with a right hook! Forearm from Cage! European uppercut from Muerte! Right haymaker from Cage! Cage connects again! Cage firing away with no response from Muerte here! Cage knocking Muerte back! Thrust kick from Cage sends Muerte back into the turnbuckles! Cage charges to follow up!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT MUERTE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND CAGE COLLIDES WITH THE TURNBUCKLES! Cage is stunned! Muerte grabs him by the wrist! He scoops him up onto his shoulders! THE CYCLE! SOMERSAULT DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! MUERTE CONNECTED WITH IT! CAGE IS DOWN! MUERTE GOING FOR THE COVER!
Eve: BUT STONE IS BACK! HE LEAPS FROM THE TOP AND HITS A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE BACK OF MUERTE! HE DRIVES THE MASKED MAN FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT! STONE MAKES THE COVER ON MUERTE!
Deadprez: KICKOUT! Stone tried to take the opportunistic route but Muerte powered out! Cage now rolling to the outside now as Stone now stomping into Muerte! Trying to keep him down! But Muerte manages to block one of the kicks and roll through to his knees! BUT A ROUNDHOUSE FROM STONE!
Eve: NO! MUERTE CAUGHT THE KICK! HE PULLS STONE IN AND STANDS TO HIS FEET! HE HAS STONE UP IN POWERBOMB POSITION! MUERTE TAKES OFF AND SMASHES STONE INTO THE CORNER WITH A BUCKLE BOMB! Stone is hurting and here comes Santo Muerte! Muerte driving a shoulder into the gut of Viktor Stone! These two have tangled up in the past and Muerte is not a fan of Viktor’s who and attitude as he made clear this week! Muerte taking Stone by the head! Hoisting him up to the top rope! Muerte climbs to the top! He lifts up Viktor! Looking for a Superplex!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT STONE DRIVING KNEES DOWNWARD INTO THE HEAD OF MUERTE! Santo Muerte has to let go of the maneuver and he looks rocked! Stone now laying punches into the fact of Muerte! And now he shoves Muerte down from the top! Santo Muerte crashes to the mat and Viktor looking to capitalize! FROG SPLASH FROM THE TOP! STONE CONNECTS! HE HAS THE COVER!
Deadprez: ANOTHER KICKOUT FROM SANTO MUERTE! Muerte rolling over and again pressing up to his knees! No quit in the masked man! Stone trying to capitalize on him being down though! He grabs him by the head! Has a grip on the mask! Stone firing away with shots! BUT MUERTE WITH A SIDE ELBOW TO THE GUT! AND A PUNCH TO THE SOLAR PLEXUS! KNOCKING THE WIND OUT OF STONE! MUERTE KNOCKS HIS HANDS AWAY AND DELIVERS A KICK TO THE STOMACH! MUERTE PULLS HIM IN! PUTS STONE’S HEAD BETWEEN HIS LEGS! LIFTS HIM UP! THE FINAL BREATH! THE PACKAGE PILEDRIVER SMASHES STONE DOWN INTO THE MAT! MUERTE KEEPS THE PIN!
Eve: BUT ALEXANDER CAGE IS BACK IN AND BREAKS IT UP! HE DRAGS MUERTE UP AND GRABS HIM FOR A BACK BODY DROP! AND NOW HE RUNS IN WITH A KICK STRAIGHT TO THE RIBS! THE ABSOLUTE SNAPPING SOUND AS HIS BOOT CONNECTED WITH MUERTE THERE! CAGE LOOKS OVER AT STONE! HE SEES A CHANCE AT AN OPPORTUNISTIC WIN! ALEXANDER MAKING A COVER— BUT STONE PULLS HIM INTO A SMALL PACKAGE! Doesn’t look like Stone got it in very tight…
Deadprez: Cage powers out! You’re right, Eve. Looks like Stone is still pretty hurt from that Final Breath But has just enough about him after some recovery to create that pin attempt to surprise Cage! But Alexander Cage is already back to his feet! He grabs Stone and pulls him to his knees! Cage reaches down and wraps his arms around the waist of Stone! Hoists him up! OH! POWERFUL GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB FROM CAGE! Alexander Cage putting on a display of strength right now! He grabs Stone again! He whips stone into the ropes! RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THE FACE! STONE WAS ALMOST TURNED INSIDE OUT BY THAT!
Eve: Stone looks like no one is home and Cage has control right now! He takes Stone by the head now! SETTING UP FOR THE PERFECT STORM! THAT FRONT FLIP DDT! LOOKING TO END THIS MATCH RIGHT HERE!
Gavin Kirkland: Not so fast.
Deadprez: BUT SANTO MUERTE FROM BEHIND! He nailed Cage in the back of the read with a running forearm! Cage releases Stone and tries to respond but Muerte connects now with a kick to the leg! But Cage reaches in and tries to get a clinch position! Cage— CAGE WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT SENDS BOTH HIM AND MUERTE TO THE OUTSIDE!
Eve: Neither man willing to give an inch! Both of them going absolutely at it! Cage rolled over to Muerte after sending them both outside and trying to just drop fists from the top! But Muerte throwing shots upward of his own! Both men just brawling now! WAIT! Muerte just reached up and grabbed Cage by the back of the head and he— HE BOUNCES CAGE’S SKULL OFF THE FLOOR! Muerte now trying to capitalize! He tries to drag Cage up by the shoulder—
Deadprez: BUT CAGE DRIVES WITH HIS FEET AND RUNS MUERTE BACKWARDS INTO THE BARRICADE! MUERTE MAINTAINS CONTROL ON CAGE! BUT CAGE FIRING SHOTS AWAY INTO THE RIBS OF MUERTE! TRYING TO FREE HIMSELF! MUERTE TRYING TO DRIVE KNEES INTO THE STOMACH OF CAGE AND CLUB HIM OVER HIS BACK! BUT CAGE MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH YET ANOTHER SHOT TO THE RIBS AND MUERTE RELEASES HIS GRIP!
Eve: Alexander Cage May have come up short in his match on Fight Grid much like his opponents but he came to show Santo Muerte exactly what he’s made of here tonight! Cage firing away on Muerte! Keeping him against the barricade with haymakers connecting to the jaw!
Gavin Kirkland: They day Drunken Fist is a powerful technique.
Deadprez: Stfu damn. Cage laying into Muerte! Cage now stepping back! Looking to send Muerte into the crowd! Cage charges!!
Eve: BUT MUERTE SLIDES OUT OF THE WAY! CAGE COLLIDES WITH HIS MIDSECTION INTO THE BARRICADE! Cage looks like he just knocked the wind out of himself! BUT MUERTE SEES HIS OPPORTUNITY! HE SCOOPS UP ALEXANDER CAGE AND DROPS HIM STOMACH FIRST ONTO THE BARRICADE! Cage is hurting and Muerte turns around— INTO A DIVING CROSSBODY FROM STONE!
Deadprez: WOW! BUT MUERTE CAUGHT VIKTOR STONE OUT OF MIDAIR! MUERTE TAKES OFF AND RUNS STONE SPINE FIRST INTO THE STEEL POST! Muerte turns around! He’s still got Stone in his arms! But Cage has picked himself up off of the barricade! Cage turns around! AND MUERTE HURLS THE DEAD WEIGHT OF STONE AT CAGE!
Eve: BUT CAGE RECOVERS AND CATCHES STONE OUT OF THE AIR! What a show here for the Showdown newcomer as he— WAIT! MUERTE FOLLOWED UP THROWING STONE! HE LEAPS UP AND CONNECTS WITH A DROP KICK TO THE FACE OF CAGE WHILE CAGE WAS STILL HOLDING VIKTOR STONE! CAGE DROPS STONE AND IS KNOCKED BACK AND FALLS OVER THE BARRICADE INTO THE CROWD! MUERTE GRABS VIKTOR STONE BY THE HAIR AND DRAGS HIM TO THE APRON! MUERTE ROLLS STONE INTO THE RING! HE ROLLS IN AND BEFORE STONE CAN RECOVER SANTO MUERTE IS ON TOP OF HIM! MUERTE HAS THE OFFERING! THE OFFERING IS LOCKED IN! THE HAMMERLOCK AND INVERTED ARMBAR COMBO! STONE TAPS IMMEDIATELY!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner… SANTO MUERTE!
(“War” picks back up as Santo Muerte has his hand raised inside the ring. Stone lays in a heap as he nurses his arms. Alexander Cage is seen pulling himself back over the barricade, a trickle of blood coming from his nose. He looks annoyed by the result of the match.)
Deadprez: A fantastic showing here for Alexander Cage in his Showdown debut. Things didn’t go his way but he certainly made his presence felt.
Eve: He certainly did. But ultimately it was Santo Muerte that walked away with the win by putting away the man he has called a personal nuisance in Viktor Stone. A great match here by these men looking to establish their position in the Showdown hierarchy.
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, yeah. Can we get a match with some titties out here?
Eve: Seriously? Fuck you, Gavin.
(Commercial for House of Glass, featuring the traditional Glass Wallz match between Impact and TLA with Sienna Jade as the guest referee.)
(The scene transitions to Showdown General Manager Jenny Punk in her office. Jenny is looking directly to the camera with a huge smile on her face. The crowd has a mixed reaction to our lovely General Manager — mostly because of what and the ILLIONAIRES did to Jamie O’Hara three weeks ago, but Jenny has not let that phase her whatsoever.)
Jenny Punk: Hey, EAW Universe! What’s up? You know what? I really don’t care about how all of you are doing. If you’re some of the people that are still rooting for me and the ILLIONAIRES — my newest project that I am taking underneath my wing and lead them to greatness —cool, but I really could care less about any of you guys. Your reactions aren’t going to get the best of me. At the end of the day, I still have a job that I need to do and that is make sure that Showdown is the number one brand in EAW! Earlier this week, we saw a promotional poster for Reasonable Doubt and the event is scheduled for November 9. I’m here to confirm that the Answers World Championship, PURE Championship and the Unified Tag Team Championships will be defended at Reasonable Doubt.
(The crowd cheers at that confirmation!)
Jenny Punk: However, we can’t do Reasonable Doubt with those three matches, so I am here to elevate the stakes. Mr. DEDEDE has had his fun at making his own matches with Ahren Fournier and The Visual Prophet, but I am still general manager who was trusted to run this show, so I am going to present those with an opportunity to become Answers World Champion. Over the next two weeks, I will be selecting two Elitists randomly to compete in a multi-Elitists match at Reasonable Doubt. There are going to be four Elitists competing in that fatal-4-way match. The winner of that match will face Mr. DEDEDE for the Answers World Championship on the Showdown after Reasonable Doubt.
(The crowd cheers for that announcement!)
Jenny Punk: There are those wondering on how I will be picking these Elitists randomly? Well, I am glad that you guys wondered that.
(The camera backs a way a bit as it reveals that Jenny Punk is standing next to a lottery machine. Inside the lottery machine are pieces of paper folded in half. Each of these papers have names every Elitist on the Showdown roster — minus the Answers World Champion himself.)
Jenny Punk: I am going to use this handle to mix all of these pieces of paper. I will pull one name before repeating the process and selecting the second name. Those two will be two competitors in that fatal-4-way match. The reason that I decided with this effort is to give everyone an equal chance and to prove that I’m not rigging anything. If your name doesn’t get picked, I don’t want anyone bitching about not being picked. So, let’s get this thing going, shall we?
(Jenny Punk gets her hands on the handle and rolls the lottery machine a couple times before stopping. Jenny opens the little door, granting her access inside the lottery machine before scrambling for a piece of paper before pulling it out.)
Jenny Punk: Okay, the first competitor in fatal-4-way will be…
(Jenny Punk opens the piece of paper before reading it.)
Jenny Punk: … RYAN WILSON!
(The crowd begins to boo at the mention of Ryan Wilson’s name.)
Jenny Punk: Alright, as for the second one.
(Jenny Punk closes the little door and gets her hand on the handle before rolling it a couple more times before stopping. She opens the little door before scrambling for another piece of paper. She pulls one out.)
Jenny Punk: The second competition in the fatal-4-way will be…
(Jenny Punk opens the piece of paper before reading it.)
Jenny Punk: … HARLOW REICHERT!
(The crowd begins to cheer at the mention of Harlow Reichert’s name.)
Jenny Punk: Congratulations to Ryan and Harlow on this opportunity! For those that didn’t get selected, don’t be discouraged as I will be selecting two more names next week on Showdown! But for now, let’s resume the show.
(The scene transitions to Harlow Reichert at the eating area of the cruise ship. Harlow was looking up at the flat screen across from her. She is aware of the opportunity presented in front of her. Even though she had her sets on getting that PURE Championship, Harlow could not pass up the opportunity to take the Answers World Championship from Mr. DEDEDE. Next to Harlow is some random little boy — who probably doesn’t know who she is — but Harlow is still gonna talk to him.)
Harlow Reichert: I was this close to claiming the PURE Championship at Territorial Invasion. If it wasn’t for Mark Michaels and his cheating ways, that title reign was coming to an end. It pained me to see someone else beat Mark and I’m not going to take away that amazing accomplishment from Jake Smith, but there was a part of me that wished that was me that dethroned Mark. But, I digress. I would have never expected myself to be selected for an opportunity as huge as this. For the winner to get an opportunity at Mr. DEDEDE and his Answers World Championship is going to be amazing for me. Aron would freak out I became Answers World Champion. Could you imagine it? :wow:
Random Little Boy: Why would you want to face Mr. DEDEDE? :lupe:
Harlow Reichert: If it means that I can be Answers World Champion, I’m more than willing to stand face-to-face with a force as terrifying as Mr. DEDEDE.
???: That’s if you win the match.
(Ryan Wilson walks into the scene as the crowd is heard booing him outside. Ryan looks like his smug self and his confidence is oozing through him.)
Ryan Wilson: There’s a reason why luck was on my side and I was selected before you to compete in this match. Even lady luck wants me to be the one to shut Ryan Adams up and take his Answers World Championship. For ages, I have been wanting Mr. DEDEDE’s attention. I have been wanting to clash with him and prove that I am the one true Ryan of this company. I’ve fought a classic with The Visual Prophet. I showed Jamie O’Hara that I shouldn’t be taken so lightly. Yes, I’ve lost those matches and it’s been frustrating, but it’s also pushed me to get better and when I am pushed to my best, unpredictable things have happened. Harlow, I’m hungry. I never get opportunities like this. I never get matches where I can shine and perform to my absolute best. Ryan Wilson versus Ryan Adams is the money match and it’s going to be my one shot to prove that I deserve to be in the ring with the best of this company.
Harlow Reichert: I never get these opportunities as well. I hate how Territorial Invasion ended for me and I would love to use this match to redeem myself from how my last huge championship match went. I realize that just “wanting to win” isn’t good enough for me or for you. You are going to need to go into the match, out wrestle me and defeat three other opponents. I can tell you that no one in this locker room can out wrestle me. My pure wrestling skills are above yours and when facing me in the ring, you are going to get embarrassed real quick. I know what’s on the line at Reasonable Doubt. For anyone to drop the ball knowing that you have an opportunity to challenge for the Answers World Championship, never even deserved this opportunity at all. When presented with a huge opportunity, I always deliver and I do everything in my power to win.
Ryan Wilson: Things didn’t go that way at Territorial Invasion, right Harlow?
Harlow Reichert: Just like things didn’t go your way at Midsummer Massacre.
Ryan Wilson: Touche.
Ryan Wilson: I wish you all the luck in the world, Harlow. You’re going to need it. I just hope you can handle another heartbreak because that’s not going to be me at Reasonable Doubt. I am done with being everyone’s stepping stone to glory. I am through with not being taken seriously. These people see me as a fucking joke and I had enough with it. Let’s see them still take me as a joke as I defeat you and the two other Elitists. Then, let’s see everyone take me as a joke as I dethrone Ryan Adams and take his Answers World Championship. I am completely finished with watching people like you take the opportunities that should be mine. I wanted to stay out of the title picture for the time being, but I always find myself getting sucked into these matches. Hey, if I have the opportunity to become Answers World Champion. I am going to take it and I’m willing to go through you and two other Elitists to do that.
(Harlow Reichert stands up and has a staredown with Ryan Wilson.)
Harlow Reichert: Are you done talking? I want nothing more than to shove this corn on the cob done your throat, but I’m doing everything to remain as calm as possible. There is a time and place for everything and it’s not now. I’m just going to leave because the longer I stay here, the more likely that you’re not even going to make it to Territorial Invasion.
(Harlow Reichert escorts herself out of the eating area, leaving Ryan Wilson with the random little boy that sat next to Harlow.)
Random Little Boy: You talk too much you know that?
Ryan Wilson: Shut up, kid.
(The scene fades back to ringside.)
(The camera opens to see Sonny Saxton warming up already in the ring getting cheers from the crowd. ‘It Follows’ by Cane Hill hits as Xander walks out being showered with boos from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT….FROM BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA….WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE POUNDS….”PAYNEKILLER”…..XXXAAANNDDEERRR PPAAYYNNNEE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ugh, this guy again? :noah:
Eve: Be nice Gavin! What do you have against him? He has the talent, he came off a big win at Territorial Invasion and has been on quite the roll as of late despite the loss to Harlow.
Gavin Kirkland: All I can say if they need to update his weight.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: And here we go! Don’t underestimate this kid Sonny, he’s talented and could have a bright future and might catch Xander off guard here! Both men get closer to each other and then OH GOD Xander throws a vicious headbutt to Sonny driving Sonny back into the corner holding his head! Xander charges at Sonny but Sonny side steps it and hits a dropkick to Xander and now that causes Xander to back up into the corner!
Eve: Sonny seeing this is his window of opportunity goes right on the attack pounding away at Xander in the corner! And now he’s throwing kicks to the midsection of Xander! Xander eventually uses his weight advantage and pushes Sonny off of him but that doesn’t stop Sonny from running at Xander….but Xander flattens Sonny with a vicious clothesline!
(Xander Payne checks his lip briefly for blood.)
Deadprez: Xander picks up Sonny by his hair but Sonny smacks Xanders arms away and hits a enziguri to the side of Xanders head and now Sonny runs to the ropes and rushes at Xander but Xander counters into a spinebuster! And with urgency picks up and places Sonny between his legs and lifts him up in a powerbomb position….BUCKLE BOMB FROM XANDER ON THIS SONNY KID! And Xander follows it up with a superkick to the face of Sonny while he was on one knee! And now Xander is just soaking up all these boos coming from the crowd, and why wouldn’t he?
(Xander picks up Sonny’s head form the mat.)
Xander Payne (Without mic): THIS IS MY SHOW!! YOU HEAR ME?! YOU DON’T BELONG HERE!!!
Eve: :lupe: And Xander throws Sonny to the ropes….LAST SEDATION!! THE POP-UP POWERBOMB CONNECTS! GOODNIGHT!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(‘It Follows’ by Cane Hill picks back up as Xander stand and gets his hand raised in victory.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…XXXAANNNDDERRRR PAAAYYYYYNNEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: Dominating performance tonight from Xander! His roll continues and I can’t wait to see what he’s gonna accomplish next!
(The camera fades into the locker room of the ILLIONAIRES, Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite and Ahren’s gorgeous cat, Jennipurr. Chris Elite is in their own built in studio recording some of his new material for his highly anticipated mixtape “Kill a Bozo”. Ahren is staring at a mirror plucking hairs out of his follicles making sure he’s camera ready, as Jennipurr watches on her little custom cat throne that Ahren paid top dollar for, judging both of them. A TV is on in the background, and a commercial for Saturday Night Showdown comes on as it hypes the Main Event for tonight. Ahren glances at it, and remembers they have a show tonight. He tries his hardest to tear away his gaze from the mirror to remind Chris of what day it is)
Ahren Fournier: CHRISTOPHER!! CHRIISSSS!!
(Ahren Fournier taps on the glass until Chris Elite realizes Ahren is trying to get his attention, and makes his way out the booth.)
Chris Elite: Ahren I told you, when I’m in the booth killing shit, my name is IKRONIC, ya dig?
Ahren Fournier: Very cool Ikronic, but..
Chris Elite: Well I’m out of the booth now, so I’m just Chris again.
Ahren Fournier: Oh ok. Very cool Chris, but I would like to remind you that you have a main event match against Jamie O’Hara tonight. Are you ready?
Chris Elite: Yeah I’ve been studying up all day bruh.
(Ahren Fournier nods in joy as he knew his tag partner would be prepared.)
Ahren Fournier: Nice brother, what have you done?
Chris Elite: Been watching that wall over their, see it was just painted, so I was watching it dry and shit. I’m more prepared as ever.
(Ahren Fournier is shocked.)
Ahren Fournier: GENIUS! How did I never think of that! But I just wanted to let you know, I’ll be right there watching your back. ILLIONAIRES gotta stick together. You vs. Jamie, you already have the advantage because you’re better than him to begin with, but with me out there.. It’s just a forgone conclusion what will happen… And who knows, maybe Jennipurr will even come out! Right Jennipurr?!!
(Ahren Fournier gives Jennipurr a look of joy, knowing she’ll have his back on this. But Jennipurr is staring at the door, hissing.)
Ahren: *gasp* An intruder! Quick Jennipurr fetch my grenade!
(Chris pats Ahren on the shoulder and goes to the door.)
Chris Elite: Chill fam it ain’t that serious..
Ahren Fournier: Oh ok.
(Chris opens the door, and Big Mike walks in the room)
Big Mike: Shit y’all really moving up in this bitch.. OH SHEEEEEET YOU GOT A STUDIO IN HERE! LEMME GET A FEATURE THOOOO…
Chris Elite: BRUH WHAT THE FUCK! WHAT YOU DOIN STOOPID! Where the fuck you even been? You can’t just walk in here after being gone for weeks, and think you can just get on dis track.
Big Mike: Sorry, got caught, they threw me in jail, but it’s cool, I’m out now… And you know how much lyrics I got now that I’m out, I’mma do a dope ass feature..
Chris Elite: Got caught doing what?
Big Mike: Well..
(Ahren Fournier steps in front of Big Mike)
Ahren Fournier: LOOK HERE LARGE MICHAEL WE DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS!! OUR BOY HAS A MAIN EVENT MATCH AGAINST JAMIE O’HARA TONIGHT AND I’M GETTING HIM READY, THE VIBE IS OFF! YOU’RE THROWING THIS WHOLE VIBE OFF! YOU’RE LUCKY I DIDN’T GRENADE YOUR ASS BIH!
Chris Elite: He’s right, the vibe is off, Big Mike don’t kill our vibe man..
Big Mike: Jamie O’Hara hmm? I know how to beat that dude..
Ahren Fournier: Oh really?
Big Mike: Yeah, just fuck his bitch.
Ahren Fournier: Yeah ight, wow how did we not think of that!
Big Mike: I know right?
Chris Elite: STFU DAMN! Big Mike, please just sit in the corner while we go over things.
Ahren Fournier: AND PUT THE STOOPID CONE ON YOUR HEAD!
Chris Elite: Yeah.
Big Mike: But what about my feature on the track?
Chris and Ahren: STFU!
(Big Mike slumps over and sits on the stool in the corner, and places the STOOPID cap on his head.)
Ahren Fournier: Much better..
Chris Elite: But yeah, I ain’t worried about Jamie O’Hara, I got this. With you out there, I ain’t got shit to worry about.
Ahren Fournier: Alright, you’re right, Jamie WOAT, ILLIONAIRES GOAT! Now get back in that booth Chris and deliver a classic you scoundrel.
(Chris Elite makes his way back into the booth and puts the headphones on.. Then stops and takes one earphone off.)
Chris Elite: Ay Ahren, you wanna get on this shit?
Ahren Fournier: Not right now iKronic, I have some exfoliating to do!
(Big Mike cuts in from the STOOPID chair.)
Big Mike: AW SHIT iKronic! Like Iconic! I get it!
Ahren and Chris: STFU!
(Chris Elite exits the booth and approaches Ahren Fournier.)
Chris Elite: Look, for my match tonight, I think I have a couple ideas on embarrassing Jamie again.
Ahren Fournier: Do tell.
(Chris Elite whispers towards Ahren Fournier’s ear as it fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break promoting that Battle of Egypt is on the EAW Network! See the event that is considered one of the biggest plot twists of the entire season!)
( Showdown returns from commercial break as “Wolves ov Siberia” by Behemoth plays on the sound system, and Shane Gates makes his entrance out to the ring looking determined – hand in hand with his girlfriend Angela Grant. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: This following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!! Introducing first, from Huntington Beach, California weighing in at 213 POOOUNDS… SHAAAAAANNNE GAAAAAAAAAATESSSS!!!
Eve: Well Gavin let’s hear it, I know you’ve bottled up your inappropriate remarks about Shane’s girlfriend Angela Grant. God forbid you have any serious remarks heading into this next match.
Gavin Kirkland: Uhhh what was that Eve? Sorry I didn’t hear you, I wasn’t paying attenCHIN. JESUS DO YOU SEE THE SIZE OF THIS BROAD’S JAW? Don’t get me wrong she has the body of a stallion, I’d let her ride my face like a pony. But for the love of God you could grab two of every animal and build another Noah’s Ark on that thing!
Deadprez: Come on now that’s a man’s woman! I bet you wouldn’t be going in so hard in front of Shane’s face.
Gavin Kirkland: Openly mock that psychopath? Not by the hairs of my chinny chin chin.
( The arena goes dark and “Children of the Son” by Pipe Choir plays, prompting a huge mixed reaction from the crowd. Minerva walks out slowly to the stage dressed to compete with her EAW Tag Team Championship around her waist. Constance Blevins slowly walks out behind her, smiling and happy to accompany her partner to the ring. )
Gina Romano: And his opponent, accompanied by Constance Blevins… from Coyote Flats, Texas, she is 1/2 OF THE EAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIOOOONSS!!! MIIIIIINEEERRVAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :drool:
Deadprez: Gavin you about to give us a reason to need Noah’s Ark with all that damn dooling you doing! And what gives anyway? One week you’re scared of Minerva the next week you’re smitten.
Gavin Kirkland: I can’t help it, she’s a bit rough around the edges but I’d be lying if I said she wasn’t my little Gypsy sex kitten. Perhaps she’s used her dark voodoo magic to cast a spell on me, because I must tell you, I am enchanted! Entranced!
Eve: Depraved is more like it. Still, we’re seeing a very focused Minerva this evening. She’s coming off of a hard fought victory against Extreme Valentine just seven days ago at Battle of Egypt, but she still can’t shake this feeling as though Heavenly Hell being overlooked, and I think she’s rightful to believe that.
Deadprez: I think you’re a fool if you’re overlooking Heavenly Hell in any capacity. But to play devil’s advocate, they didn’t exactly get the job done the old fashioned way. They were able to capitalize off the distraction from Charlie Marr and Veena Adams, and some would argue that their BOE win didn’t do much to add more legitimacy to Heavenly Hell’s rep whatsoever.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gavin Kirkland: You know what I call people who make that argument? LOSERS! It’s nothing but lame semantics Deadprez, and I’m antisemantic! Wait that’s not the same as hating Jewish people is it? :lupe:!!!
Eve: That would be ‘antisemitic’, nevertheless, I actually agree with you there Gavin, a win is a win, and Shane Gates is rushing headstrong into victory right now as he’s already got Minerva backed into the corner, and is firing away with knee strikes to the body! Repeated blows have Minerva taken off of her square, before he sends her out of the corner with a bit of a beal! Gates slides over Minerva to shoot the half, but Minerva counters out of that with a grounded hip toss! Gates still on her heels, applying a waist lock and slamming her into the mat! Gates follows up by BASHING Minerva’s face into the canvas, before the lateral press!
ReF: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TTTTTTTTTTTTT-
Deadprez: Swift kickout at two. Gates raking Minerva’s face across the canvas!
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t like how rough he’s being with my Minerva!
Deadprez: Shane Gates isn’t your ordinary every day EAW Elitist. The guy talks a big game, don’t get me wrong, but it’s very clear from the casual eye that something’s a bit off with this kid. And by off I mean, he is a vicious psychopath. He may claim he’s the best wrestler, or that he’s here for accomplishments, but it’s obvious he relishes in hurting people. And he’s proving that in spades, using the middle rope to choke Minerva out with and forcing the referee to get involved.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Angela Grant (from ringside): HE HAS ‘TILL FIVE!
Constance Blevins (from ringside, at Angela): SHUT UP!
Eve: Shane’s girlfriend, Angela hearing it from a feisty Constance Blevins at ringside. Angela had better not try to get too involved, because Minerva’s got back up of her own. Gates hooks Minerva and is going for a snap suplex, but Minerva lands on her feet behind Gates and goes for the O’Connor roll!!! Gates holding his ground, prying apart Minerva’s hands and he’s attempting to bend back her fingers!!! Minerva delivers a flurry of thunderous kicks to the legs, bringing Shane down to a knee, and follows up with a short arm clothesline! Shane scrambles to the corner to recover, JUMPING CLOTHESLINE TO THE CORNER BY MINERVA!
Gavin Kirkland: Gates ducks under that, Minerva lands on the middle ropes, but Gates delivers a blow to the spine followed by a European uppercut to the back of the head! And a SLIDING SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX sending Minerva out of the corner and crashing onto her neck! Gates slid over to the apron, and he’s crawling back in the ring and over to Minerva only for Minerva to be sent rolling down to ringside, courtesy of the momentum from the sliding German! Gates isn’t pleased about losing grasp of his opponent, but his Angela is reassuring him of the control he has over this match, the control he’s admittedly earned.
Deadprez: Sometimes that’s exactly what you need, somebody who can put things into better perspective for you.
Eve: That was oddly romantic and profound Deadprez! I agree though, and with that being said Gates follows Minerva out of the ring right here in front of us. He jerks her up from the floor by the wrist in a rough manner. Constance Blevins looking on with bated breath, and GATES SENDS MINERVA INTO THE STEEL STEPS WITH AN IRISH WHIP — MINERVA COUNTERS THE WHIP! GATES IS THE ONE WHO PLOWS RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS INSTEAD!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Something very hot about you saying the word “plows”, it has connotations Evie.
Eve: There’s no off switch with you is there? Anyways, Gates is laid out, Minerva is recovering, and the referee begins his count. There could very well be no winner.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Eve: Gates has made it up to a knee, meanwhile Minerva’s leaned against the apron… and Angela is helping Gates up to his feet, blatantly! The referee admonishing her for that, but it’s given Gates enough leverage to lay on the apron. He definitely needed some help after how hard his shoulder collided into the unforgiving steel. Minerva’s back in the ring however and she quickly drags him away from the apron. Stomps are on their way and in a flurry! Double underhook by Minerva, leading into a knee strike to the face! Gates fires back with a spin kick to the midsection! He runs the ropes, Minerva drops down, Gates hops over her and careens off of the other side – RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! DUCKED BY MINERVA AND IMMEDIATELY COUNTERS WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER INSTEAD!!! COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWWWWWWW-
Deadprez: Kick out by Gates! Minerva applying clamps to this thing here, snapping in a snug seated headlock, completely devoiding Gates of any leverage. Or at least restricting it for the time being. Gates obviously has the size, height and power advantage though, there’s going to have to be a little bit more than that to keep him down… it ain’t too long now before Gates is working himself up to a knee. Minerva RAKES THE BACK! Causing Gates to stumble forward yelling in pain! Angela climbs onto the apron furious, and MINERVA RUNS AT HER! Angela hops off, Minerva was only faking her out. SCHOOL BOY ROLL UP FROM BEHIND BY GATES! REF SLIDES TO THE MAT! NO, SCHOOL BOY SUPERKICK INSTEAD!!! RIGHT ACROSS MINERVA’S JAW!!! Gates drops down to a knee, you need to cover her man stop taking so much damned time!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWWWWWWWWWWW-
Gavin Kirkland: A shoulder up from my Gypsy goddess!
Eve: Mistakes on top of mistakes. There’s no denying Shake is ferocious, competitive, combative, and a hell of an athlete. But he’s taking too long to get to covers, and he isn’t applying them properly. I don’t want to accuse him of “coasting”, but he needs to dot every “i” and cross every “t” to defeat somebody like Minerva. Gates works off some of the kinks and wipes away some of the cobwebs in the form of nagging shoulder pain. He takes Minerva up from the floor and delivers a snap vertical suplex! Rolls through it, and another snap suplex! To his credit he’s managed to land some pretty key blows to the EAW Tag Team Champion, as Gates now attempts to deliver his third snap suplex into the corner….
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva clipping the leg! Not making it easy for the young man. A few clubbing blows rattle the rib cage of Shane Gates. And a head butt to boot! This has Gates sitting against the turnbuckle in pain, and MINERVA ADDS TO IT! STOMPING HIM REPEATEDLY IN THE TORSO, IN THE CHEST, AND A FEW TIMES IN THE FACE! Minerva jamming her knee against the temple of Gates, forcing the referee to get involved! Minerva rolls Gates out of the corner, before standing in front of the turnbuckle itself. HELL’S BELLS!!!! SPLIT LEGGED MOONSAULT, LANDED PERFECTLY ONTO THE CHEST OF GATES! HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Deadprez: KICK OUT! That was well done by Minerva, but Gates still has some more left in the tank! Minerva and Gates recover slowly at first, but Minerva’s return to her feet becomes a lot quicker. She gates Gates on both knees with a shoot kick to the chest! Another kick! Another! A fourth! A fifth! Jesus Christ lighting him up! SIXTH! SEVENTH! EIGHTH! Minerva rebounds off of ropes to the side of her, Gates is standing up bent over now, SCISSORS KICK!!!
Eve: GATES MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! Now he takes Minerva by the back of the head, and tosses her over the ropes down to the outside!
Deadprez: Minerva gracefully catches herself on the apron! Gates coming after her, and Minerva counters with a shoulder thrust to the midsection! Gates backs away holding his ribs, Minerva attempts to step through the ropes, but Angela grabs hold of Minerva by one of her ankles! COME ON! Minerva literally has one foot through the ropes and is all but in the ring, but Angela is hanging on by an ankle. The referee sees it! BUT GATES CATCHES MINERVA WITH AN EAT DEFEAT!!! OFF THE DISTRACTION! The official leans out of the ring to scream at Angela, but Gates has a cover over Minerva! He calls for the ref, who changes gears and opts to slide over to Gates/Minerva to initiate the count. Could this be it?!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THRRRRR-
Gavin Kirkland: ANOTHER KICK OUT FOR MINERVA! Shane Gates sits up FURIOUS, angry about how long it took the official to count, but the official looks just as pissed off himself! They look like they’re about to get into a fight! MEANWHILE LOOK OUT!!! CONSTANCE BLEVINS CHARGES AFTER ANGELA GRANT!!! SWINGING ONE OF THE TAG TEAM TITLE BELTS AT HER! THAT ONLY NARROWLY MISSES ANGELA! CONSTANCE CHASES ANGELA UP THE RAMP, MAKING RINGSIDE AN UNWELCOME PLACE TO BE FOR SHANE GATES’ GIRLFRIEND!
( Shane Gates notices the commotion, and he exits the ring. Upon descending to ringside, he marches over to Constance Blevins out of blind fury. )
Eve: Shane Gates is demanding that his woman be treated with respect. I think his girlfriend needs to respect that there’s a match going on. But Constance isn’t backing down! She and Gates are exchanging in a verbal sparring match. That ends with Gates mushing Constance in her face! Constance trying her best not to get stirred up and become physical, only for Gates to mush her face once more! Constance Blevins is coming dangerously close to hitting this guy with a straight up closed fist, and I doubt anybody would be sorry for the guy.
Deadprez: I’LL GIVE YOU ONE BETTER THAN A CLOSED FIST! PARADISE LOST!!!!!! INVERTED FACELOCK INTO A SNAP DDT!!! MY GOD SHANE GATES’ HEAD COMES CRASHING AGAINST THE RAMP!!! ANGELA GRANT RUSHES OVER TO HER BOYFRIEND, WHO LOOKS TO BE INCAPACITED BY THAT DDT TO THE UNFORGIVING LED FLOORS!
( The referee’s count is at “three” in the ring. Minerva talks a heap of trash to Shane Gates while he’s down, and Angela Grant sprints down the ramp to assist her boyfriend. )
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva may very well have this! She re-enters the ring while Shane Gates is being checked on by Angela Grant! The official’s count is a “five”, Minerva at the very least is going to use this time for some recovery, but I’ve got a feeling this might actually be wrapping up! )
Ref: SIX! …. SEVEN!!!! … EIGHT!!!
( Shane Gates crawls towards the ramp, still barely responsive. )
Ref: NINE!!! TEN!!! RING THE BELL!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: Here is your winner by count out… MIIIINEERRRVAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
( “Children of the Son” by Pipe Choir plays, and Minerva has her arm raised by the referee. She is joined shortly after by Constance Blevins, who hands Minerva her half of the EAW Tag Team Championships. )
Eve: Minerva wins this match via count out. I’m not sure if Minerva is happy with the victory, but at least, it’s a win for her and Heavenly Hell.
Deadprez: Together, Heavenly Hell has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. Individually, they are just as deadly. I’m not sure who is going to be able to stop them.
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Media Tag replaces “Children of the Son.” The crowd is confused over why Albert Hitchman and Lucas Johnson are out there. Heavenly Hell seems to be a bit curious as they stand and wait for Albert and Lucas to say something.)
Gavin Kirkland: What in the world is Lucas Johnson doing out here? Did he just saw this match? Did he saw the power of Heavenly Hell? He better be careful before his name is added to that list next.
(“Young and Bitter” dies down as the crowd continues to boo Lucas Johnson. Albert Hitchman has a microphone in his position. The two men stand on top of the ramp as they look towards Heavenly Hell’s way in the ring.)
Albert Hitchman: Ladies, Gentlemen, and Heavenly Hell. My name is Lord Albert Hitchman, The Evil Genius, and I am the advocate for The Emperor, Lucas Johnson! The first of his kind! Earlier this week, Emperor Johnson did everything in his power to warn not only the peasants in the Showdown locker room but the peasants in this cruise ship. Emperor Johnson stated that he was going to Showdown to demand respect out of everyone. The initiative is off to a successful start as he managed to defeat Victor Jones. It’s the first victory in a while for my client, but it’s a step in the right direction. The first of many successes. The first of many humblings that our beloved Emperor is going to dish out to everyone on Showdown. He’s a little upset that he failed to get Victor Jones to kiss his beautiful and majestic ring, but there’s always going to be next time. I advised him that he should focus on racking up the victories and then, he can focus on making these peasants kissing his ring. It’s a beautiful ring.
(The camera zooms into Lucas Johnson’s expensive and beautiful ring.)
Albert Hitchman: It’s a ring branded for loyalty, but I don’t expect for you women to understand that. One thing that I hope you to understand is the opportunity. The opportunity to rack up victories. The opportunity to become a champion. Emperor Johnson and my original plan was to go after the PURE Championship. We would have loved nothing more than our shot to dethrone Mark Michaels, but once again, Emperor Johnson goes overlooked and ignored. There’s no way that Jenny Punk and the rest of management is going to pick Emperor Johnson as a contender or the PURE Championship anytime soon. I brought up the idea of how the PURE Championship doesn’t need to be our only goal at the moment. If we see an opportunity to go after another championship, we need to take it for ourselves. That’s the reason why we’re out here, Heavenly Hell. If you’re looking for competition, I can give you that competition. Emperor Johnson wants to throw his name in to challenge you two at Reasonable Doubt. You two are always on a lookout for competition and to prove that you two are the most dominating figures on this brand. Well, here’s your chance to prove it.
(The crowd has a mixed reaction to Lucas Johnson wanting to go after the PURE Championship. Heavenly Hell doesn’t know how to process the idea as Constance Blevins gets a microphone.)
Constance Blevins: Do you realize that we’re the Unified Tag Team Champions? Your “client” is going to need a partner.
Albert Hitchman: Emperor Johnson and I have looked around the Showdown locker room. We’ve narrowed down to a few potential partners.
Constance Blevins: So you haven’t found your partner? Odds are, you’re never going to find a partner that is willing to be in the same atmosphere as your annoying client. I don’t understand how anyone could.
Minerva: Lucas, I could care less about who you decided as your partner. Heavenly Hell will do what Heavenly Hell has done to every team placed in front of us; we’ll knock them down. It’s sure going to be fun to knock an Emperor off his play throne. Constance and I accept your challenge for Reasonable Doubt.
(The crowd pops for that announcement!)
Constance Blevins: …That’s if you find a partner. Time is ticking.
(Both members of Heavenly Hell drop their microphones and raise the Unified Tag Team Championships high in the air. “No More” by Disturbed plays through the speakers. Albert Hitchman is talking to his client as Lucas Johnson is gesturing for those titles on his waist.)
Eve: All Lucas Johnson needs to do is find a partner, and this match is on!
Gavin Kirkland: Who would team with Lucas Johnson?!?!?!
Deadprez: Yeah, you’re right. No partner is going to come out of this for him.
(Commercial break for House of Glass featuring Elitists like Impact, Jenny Cien, Lethal Consequences and many more.)
( Showdown returns from commercial break as “I Love It Loud (Wolf Howl Intro)” by KISS plays throughout the cruise ship! The crowd gives a nice pop as Shaker Jones comes out in his usual ring attire and a towel wrapped around his neck. He is looking at the attendance tonight at the cruise ship and nodding his head in approval.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST … FROM INGLIS, MANITOBA, CANADA … WEIGHING IN 238 POUNDS … HE IS “THE CANADIAN WOLF” …. SHHHHHHAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR JOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Deadprez: Shaker Jones has a difficult task ahead of him! He is going one-on-one with the Answers World Champion! The word in the locker room is that DEDEDE is not in the best mood after how things at Battle of Egypt turned out! He is looking at this match as a way to unleash his anger! That was going to happen with whoever DEDEDE would have faced tonight! I almost feel bad for Shaker!
Eve: Come on, Deadprez; Shaker could off an upset tonight! Mr. DEDEDE has been known to count out his opponents in the past and it has bit him in the ass. Tonight could be one of those nights, but that’s just me trying to be optimistic. DEDEDE has showed no signs of stopping and he is not going to hold back for anyone.
Gavin Kirkland: I wouldn’t expect anything less from The Gawd. Shaker has no chance going up against DEDEDE! DEDEDE is way up there meanwhile Shaker is way down in the food chain! You don’t see men like Shaker getting victories over the likes of DEDEDE. It might as well be equal to Lucas Johnson or Ryan Wilson getting a victory over Jamie O’Hara — that just doesn’t happen!
(Shaker Jones is already in the ring, warming up for his way. “I Love It Loud” dies down before “Let it Go” by A$AP Ferg takes its place. The shows Mr. DEDEDE with boos as he comes out. The Answers World Champion is glistening underneath the spotlights as Mr. DEDEDE looks incredibly pissed off.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM THE RYAN ADAMS ESTATE OF SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC…WEIGHING IN 227 POUNDS… HE IS THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION … THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD…. MIISSSSSSSSTTEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR DDDDEEEEEEEEEDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: The Gawd has blessed us with his presence! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed: By the look on his face, he’s pissed off and focused! I look at this as an easy match for DEDEDE! I know that he can defeat Shaker Jones and he doesn’t need me to believe that for him, but he should be aware that someone has faith in him!
Deadprez: Like I said, I feel bad for Shaker Jones. He happened to be the unfortunate man to get placed in a match against Mr. DEDEDE! Shaker has been trying to get a victory, but could he see that happening going up against DEDEDE? Have you been in the ring with DEDEDE?
Gavin Kirkland: I survived being in the ring with DEDEDE. I believe anything is possible. :mjcry:
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Like it’s been said, Mr. DEDEDE doesn’t look to be in the most pleasant move this year. :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: Why wouldn’t he be, Eve? Amber Keys costed him $300 million. My check could have come from there! You don’t know that that! I need money to maintain my lifestyle! There’s no way I am going to be like Serena Bennett and collect food stamps!
Deadprez: Shaker Jones knows the man that he is facing this week! The Answers World Champion is the champion on the Showdown brand. As of Battle of Egypt, it’s safe to say that Mr. DEDEDE is the champion of EAW. Shaker is going to need to pull off the upset of the century — however, things aren’t looking so good for him. :lupe:
Eve: It seems like Shaker Jones wants to stand toe-to-toe with the Answers World Champion himself! Shaker is at a height disadvantage against Mr. DEDEDE. 6’0 versus 6’5. It sees like Shaker is refusing to back down from this fight.
Gavin Kirkland: SHAKER JONES SLAPS MR. DEDEDE ACROSS THE FACE!!!! :damn:
(Mr. DEDEDE is staggered back after that slap. He uses his hands to check for any drop of blood from his lips, but nothing appears on his fingers.)
Deadprez: Mr. DEDEDE TACKLES SHAKER JONES TO THE GROUND!!! THE CHAMPION IS DELIVERING SOME DEVASTATING PUNCHES TO SHAKER’S FACE!!! DEDEDE IS LOOKING TO KILL TONIGHT!!!!! I don’t think that was the smartest thing for Shaker to do! There are a few things that you don’t do in this company. First, you don’t drink the numb numb juice and the second is, you don’t piss off the Chairman of the Board! Mr. DEDEDE picks up Shaker by his beard! At the same time, that lifts Shaker up to his feet! DEDEDE is twisting Shaker’s beard as he pulls him closer to his face!!!
Mr. DEDEDE (off-mic): Did you think that was smart of you to do? Motherfucker, I could snap neck like a twig if I wanted too. That’s how weak you are —
Eve: IT SEEMS LIKE SHAKER JONES IS NOT GOING TO TAKE THE ABUSE FROM THE CHAIRMAN! SHAKER STRIKES DEDEDE AT THE SIDE OF HIS FACE WITH A PUNCH!
Gavin Kirkland: That punch to the side of the face doesn’t stagger the Answers World Champion! DEDEDE with a headbutt that sends Shaker down to one knee! Mr. DEDEDE rebounds off the horizontal ropes before delivering a dangerous big boot that sends The Canadian Wolf to his back! DEDEDE goes for the cover aggressively! He’s hoping that it may be over here!
Deadprez: The former Big Bhaker Bhampion gets a shoulder up! This match isn’t going to end anytime soon and that should scare people! DEDEDE pulls Shaker by his right arm and yanks him back to his feet! DEDEDE whips Shaker to the corner! Shaker lands harshly onto the corner, but DEDEDE is not wasting his precious time before running towards the corner!
Eve: RAPTURE TO SHAKER JONES AT THE CORNER!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: SHAKER JONES MANAGES TO GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!! DEDEDE IS UNABLE TO STOP HIMSELF AS HIS FOOT GETS PLACED ON TOP OF THE CORNER!!!! Shaker gets behind DEDEDE — backstabber! Shaker manages to catch the Chairman of the Board with a backstabber! Now, it’s Shaker that finds himself in control! Shaker connects with his own punches onto DEDEDE’s face! Shaker is trying to show the boss what The Canadian Wolf is all about!
Deadprez: Shaker Jones is back to his feet as he’s gesturing for DEDEDE to get back to his feet! I’m not sure if that’s the brightest move on Shaker’s part! Shaker charges towards Mr. DEDEDE!!!
Eve: GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT!! RUNNING SINGLE LEG DROPKICK ON THE CHAMPION! THAT’S NORMALLY A GO-TO FINISHER FOR SHAKER, BUT HE MAY RELY ON IT AS A SIGNATURE FOR THIS MATCH! SHAKER KNOWS THAT HE NEEDS TO BRING EVERYTHING TO THIS MATCH! SHAKER JONES GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AS HE BENDS MR. DEDEDE’S RIGHT ARM BACK!!! I THINK I HAVE A CLUE OF WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT. :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: SHAKER JONES STOMPS ON DEDEDE’S BENDED RIGHT ARM!!!!!! :damn: :damn: :damn: You can see the look of pain on the Answers World Champion, but he refuses to make any noise about it! He refuses to give Shaker that satisfaction! Shaker gets DEDEDE’s right arm again and bends it back! Shaker stomps on the bended arm again! Still, Mr. DEDEDE is refusing to let any cries of pain out to be heard! Shaker takes a couple steps back and gestures for DEDEDE to get back to his feet! DEDEDE is slowly getting back to his feet —
Deadprez: Shaker Jones runs towards Mr. DEDEDE — CROSS ARM BREAKER ON THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! DEDEDE IS IN TROUBLE AT THE MOMENT! THE ARM BREAKER IS ON THE ARM THAT SHAKER WAS WORKING ON A FEW MOMENTS AGO! COULD YOU IMAGINE THE THOUGHT OF SHAKER GETTING THE CHAIRMAN TO SUBMIT? WHAT AN AMAZING FEAT IT WOULD BE FOR HIM! IT COULD PROPEL HIS CAREER TO NEW HEIGHTS!
Eve: Mr. DEDEDE uses that long leg of his to get his foot on the bottom rope! Wonderful ring awareness from the veteran of this company!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, SHAKER!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker Jones releases the cross arm breaker from Mr. DEDEDE! Shaker gets back to his feet as DEDEDE rolls himself out of the ring! The referee halts Shaker as DEDEDE begins to pace ring side! Shaker has all the time in the world to wait! What DEDEDE needs to do is to get some sort of feeling back to his arm!
Deadprez: Shaker Jones is not going to have his time wasted! He launches himself outside of the ring! Suicide Dive!!!
Eve: MR. DEDEDE GETS SHAKER JONES MID-SUICIDE DIVE AND COUNTERS WITH A FLAPJACK ONTO OUR ANNOUNCE DESK! DEDEDE GETS SHAKER’S FACE BEFORE SMACK IT AGAINST THE DESK!!! OVER AND OVER AGAIN, SHAKER’S FACE IS BEING HIT AGAINST THE DESK!!! DEDEDE IS LIKE A RABID ANIMAL! HE DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO CONTROL HIMSELF! DEDEDE CONTINUES TO USE SHAKER’S FACE AND SMACKS IT AGAINST THE DESK!
Referee: THAT’S ENOUGH, DEDEDE!!!
(Mr. DEDEDE looks towards the referee’s way with a death glare. The referee holds his hands up in defense and backs away, letting DEDEDE do whatever the fuck he wants.)
Gavin Kirkland: That’s the power of Gawd. He strikes fear into everyone in his sight. :wow:
Deadprez: Like you back in July? :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t remind me please. :mjcry:
Eve: Guys, Shaker Jones isn’t moving at all! Mr. DEDEDE picks Shaker up to his feet! DEDEDE gets a good grasp of Shaker and his skull! I’m not sure what DEDEDE has in store, but this can’t be good at all!!
Gavin Kirkland: DEDEDE THROWS SHAKER JONES HEAD FIRST AGAINST THE RING POST! GAWD, SHAKER’S SKULL GOES COLLIDING ONTO THAT POST! Shaker crashes onto his back! DEDEDE rolls himself back inside the ring! He is demanding for the referee to begin his count! I don’t think that he’s afraid! Gawd shouldn’t be afraid of anything at all, but he sees this match as nothing, but a waste of his precious time! Mr. DEDEDE is a busy man! He’s in meetings, doing media and making sure that he is a gawdly husband to the beautiful and blonde Kassidy Heart. He is a busy man, Eve and Deadprez!
Deadprez: The referee’s count is at five at this point and it seems like Shaker Jones is starting to show some signs of life! It seems like his head bouncing on the ring post, knocks some of the energy out of him, but Shaker is determined to pull off an amazing upset! The referee is at the count of seven as Shaker is back to his feet as DEDEDE looks to be unimpressed at the moment! Shaker slides back into the ring as the eight count is made, but DEDEDE stomps on Shaker’s back! DEDEDE has not made things easy for Shaker at all! Whatever anger and frustration DEDEDE has for Amber Keys, he is going to take it out on poor Shaker!
Eve: Mr. DEDEDE gets Shaker Jones back to his feet before throwing him to the corner! DEDEDE charges towards Shaker at the corner — RAPTURE!!! HELLUVA KICK TO THE CANADIAN WOLF!!! Shaker stumbles out of the corner as DEDEDE follows that up with a scoop slam! DEDEDE decides to go for the cover there!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker Jones kicks out at two!!! Shaker Jones refuses to go down! That’s the heart of Shaker Jones, ladies and gentlemen! That’s also his stupidity because there is no such thing as winning against Gawd! DEDEDE proceeds to deliver some punches to Shaker again! Just anything to weaken Shaker would be good for DEDEDE! DEDEDE is back to his feet and he’s demanding for Shaker to get back to his feet! DEDEDE is balling up his fist as Shaker is oblivious to what is going to come next! Shaker is up to his feet! DEDEDE with a spinning back fist!
Deadprez: NOOOOOOO!!!! SHAKER JONES MANAGES TO DUCK FROM THE SPINNING BACK FIST!! HE MANAGES TO GET A CRUCIFIX ON DEDEDE!!! SHAKER PINS DEDEDE!! COULD THIS BE AN UPSET VICTORY??!?!?!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Eve: The Answers World Champion manages to roll himself out of the way! Shaker Jones gets back to his feet — CANADIAN CLOTHESLINE!! THE LARIAT ON THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD! DEDEDE MANAGES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT IS MET WITH ANOTHER CANADIAN CLOTHESLINE! MR. DEDEDE TRIES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT SHAKER MANAGES TO STOP HIM WITH GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT! MR. DEDEDE IS SENT TO ONE KNEE AS SHAKER GETS DEDEDE IN POSITION FOR THE SLEDGE-O-MATIC!
Gavin Kirkland: Mr. DEDEDE is trying to lift Shaker Jones up in order to connect with a back body drop! Shaker begins to punch DEDEDE on his back! Shaker punches DEDEDE on his back until he can’t anymore! Shaker lifts DEDEDE over his head! Sledge-O-Matic!
Deadprez: The powerbomb followed by an elbow drop to Mr. DEDEDE’s crown jewels! Shaker Jones races to the cover! This can all be over right here!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Eve: Mr. DEDEDE manages to kick out! Shaker Jones is looking a bit frustrated in himself, but he should never expect an easy match with Mr. DEDEDE! Shaker is bring everything that he can into this match! Everything that he would use to take down his usual opponents, he cannot expect that to work when going up against the Answers World Champion! Shaker is demanding for DEDEDE to get back to his feet! IT SEEMS LIKE SHAKER IS MORE THAN DETERMINED TO END THIS MATCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! SHAKER IS NEAR THE ROPES! SHAKER SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES — THE WILD RIDE ON MR. DEDEDE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Not exactly, Eve! Shaker Jones doesn’t connect with the stunner as Mr. DEDEDE manages to counter with an O’Conner Roll — arm bar! DEDEDE applies the arm bar on Shaker Jones! Similar move that Shaker did earlier in this match and he does the move so much better! Shaker is scrambling for the bottom rope as me manages to get his arm on the bottom rope! DEDEDE needs to release the hold! DEDEDE doesn’t even wait for the referee’s count! He just releases the arm bar! Mr. DEDEDE takes a couple steps back! You can see the devious look on his face! He’s stepping back to the corner as Shaker manages to get back to his feet! Shaker turns around! SPPPPEEEEEEEAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
Deadprez: SHAKER JONES SCOUTED THE SPEAR VERY WELL AS SHAKER SPRINGBOARDS FROM THE ROPES — SUPA DUPA KICK!! SPRINGBOARD KICK ON THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! DEDEDE IS STAGGERED BACK AS SHAKER GOES RIGHT RUNS TOWARDS DEDEDE! GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT!
Eve: SSSSSSPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! MR. DEDEDE CONNECTS WITH A SPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE!!! DEDEDE WITH THE COVER!!!!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Let It Go” plays once again through the speakers as Mr. DEDEDE rises back to his feet. Shaker Jones rolls out of the ring, leaving DEDEDE to celebrate his victory in the ring. However, it seems like DEDEDE is not really in the mood for celebrating.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH… THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… MISSSSSSSSTEEEEEEEERRRRRRR DEEEEEEDDDEEEEEEEEEEDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Mr. DEDEDE was on another level tonight! He had a ton of aggression that he needed to get out. Sure, it’s not like getting his hands on that tramp and traitor Amber Keys, but it may be good enough for the time being!
Deadprez: Shaker Jones had an amazing effort tonight, but the moment that he slapped Mr. DEDEDE across the face, DEDEDE was more than ready to give Shaker his death sentence.
Eve: Is there anyone that can stop DEDEDE?
Gavin Kirkland: Do you want to try? :lupe:
Eve: No. :lupe:
(Static appears on the screen for a moment.)
Gavin Kirkland: Did we forget to pay the tv bill? :lupe:
Deadprez: I have no idea what’s going on at the moment?
Eve: Something may be up in the production room? We are on the boat and we were suspecting technical difficulties —
[THIS IS A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM “THE LETHAL INJECTION,” MARK MICHAELS. ✊✊✊]
(The static transitions to Mark Michaels sat down in the production room somewhere on the cruise ship. Behind Mark, there are a bunch of television screens that cover a variety of angles. Underneath the screens, there is the vision mixer, which handles the audio and screens. Mark is looking at the camera with an evil and calculated look on his face. There are a ton of things racing through his mind. He is still recovering from his loss at Battle of Egypt. It still stings him that he lost the PURE Championship to Jake Smith, but not much is really known about where Mark’s mind is at this moment.)
Mark Michaels: You thought that you were going to get one show without seeing me at all? It doesn’t matter if I’m in Suez, Egypt or on a boat, I never take any breaks. I never shut my voice off and I believe Jake Smith got an idea last week in our battle of words. At Battle of Egypt, Jake Smith did the unthinkable — he defeated me for the PURE Championship. He dethroned me and that’s something that is not sitting well with me. I came into that match with no one wanting to walk me out of Suez with the title. Everyone was praying for my downfall for the past four months and they got their fucking wish last weekend. I can’t let them win. I can’t let them believe that this loss has humbled me. I know that if I stand in the back and do nothing about this travesty, they are going to push me back to irrelevancy. They are going to force to slump me with the Shane Gates and Shaker Jones of this company and I don’t want that at all. I refuse to fall down and go back to square one like I was last year. Mr. DEDEDE and the Board of Directors thought Jake Smith taking away the PURE Championship from me was going to be enough to shut me up. They were desperate into believing that they were going to shut me up?!?!? Please, they are going to need to try a lot harder in order to accomplish that. I like to think that by not putting me in the card at all, it was their first attempt at making these people forget about me. If they weren’t going to put me on the show, I am going to put myself on the show.
(The camera pulls away as you can see a few members of the production team unconscious and laying all over the room. It’s obvious that Mark Michaels attacked them in order to get control of the production room by himself.)
Mark Michaels: Honestly, why not just highjack this fucking show? It was so simple for me to attack Showdown’s precious production team and take control for myself. Since I have control of everything, might as well cancel the rest of this Showdown. I mean, do people really give a shit about Jamie O’Hara versus Chris Elite? EAW took something away from me and I am going to take something away from all of you. Until I get what I fucking want, this edition of Showdown is cancelled —
(THE DOOR IN THE PRODUCTION ROOM IS BUSTED OPEN!)
Mark Michaels: What in the hell?!?!?
(A swarm of security comes inside the production room and tackles Mark Michaels. One of the security guards manages to get Mark’s hands behind his back before cuffing them with handcuffs. Another security guard gets Mark back to his feet.)
Gavin Kirkland (in the background): MARK MICHAELS JUST HEADBUTT ONE OF THE SECURITY GUARDS!!!!!
Eve (in the background): Mark Michaels is trying to break himself free! Mark Michaels headbutts another security guard as he falls down! The group of security guards manage to get him and tackle him down again! Mark is picked up again! Each security gets one side of Mark as a few other ones stand behind and in front of him! They are going to do everything they can to make sure that they escort Mark out of the production room as possible!
Deadprez (in the background): MARK MICHAELS HEADBUTTS THE SECURITY GUARD AGAIN!!!! MARK KICKS ANOTHER SECURITY GUARD!!! HE IS LIMITED IN THE USE OF HIS HANDS, BUT HE IS MAKING THE MOST OUT OF IT!!!
(As Mark Michaels continues to assault the security guards, a bunch of cruise ship police officers tackle Mark to the ground. They pick the former PURE Champion off from the ground and make sure the handcuffs are secure.)
Police Officer #1: Mark Michaels, you are under arrest for assault and resisting arrest.
(The crowd outside is heard exploding in cheers!)
Mark Michaels: AM I GOING TO JAIL? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???? OUR CHAIRMAN SHOULD BE THE ONE GETTING ARRESTED!! YOU GOT THE WRONG MAN!!!!
Police Officer #2: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?
Mark Michaels: YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN SILENCE ME?!?!??! I AM GOING TO GET MY FUCKING TITLE BACK IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO!!! GIVE ME WHAT I FUCKING WANT!!! I WANT MY REMATCH!!!!!!! I KNOW SOMEONE IS LISTENING TO ME —
(The police officers escort Mark Michaels out of the production room. Mark continues to yell, but as he gets further away, it becomes unclear of what he is saying. It transitions back to ringside with Eve, Gavin Kirkland and Deadprez looking at the whole altercation in confusion and disbelief.)
Eve: Is Mark Michaels literally going to jail?
Gavin Kirkland: There’s a jail on this cruise ship? :oh:
Deadprez: Yeah, there’s one on the outside of this ship. One night in jail may do Mark good — unless the production staff and security guards want to press charges. :lupe:
Eve & Gavin: :lupe:
(Commercial featuring Wicked Games where Charlie Marr will defend the EAW Championship against Ms. Extreme in Barbed Wire Massacre III.)
(Showdown fades back from commercial with Gina Romano standing in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR..
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: AND IS YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!
(“Odee” by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie hits as Chris Elite steps out to a roar of boos. Chris soaks in the negative reaction as he makes his way down to the ring)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND TEN POUNDS…HE IS ONE HALF OF THE ILLIONAIRES…“GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS”….CHRIS EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTEEE!!!!!
Deadprez: Chris Elite and his partner Ahren Fournier have become a miserable thorn in the side of Jamie O’Hara as of late. Both have blamed him for Showdown’s defeat at Territorial Invasion and it’s been unrelenting attack after unrelenting attack.
Eve: Chris might be making this walk alone tonight but you know that Ahren isn’t going to be far behind; even it’s surprising he isn’t down here at ringside for this match!
Gavin Kirkland: Chris Elite did saw that he had a couple ideas on embarrassing my baby boy Jamie tonight. Ahren could be making sure that the plan is in motion.
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA quickly takes over as the chorus of jeers turn into a raucous of cheers as Jamie O’Hara steps out, brimming with confidence)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT…FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY POUNDS…HE IS “THE ACE OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING”…JAMIE OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO’HAAAAAARRRRRRAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
Deadprez: You would expect nothing short of this kind of reaction each and every time Jamie steps out in front of a Showdown or just about any EAW crowd! Riding a wave of momentum coming off a victory in a tremendous match at Battle of Egypt, Jamie O’Hara is looking to build on top of it all with a victory here tonight; especially with the satisfaction of some form of revenge on the line.
Gavin Kirkland: THE BEST PART OF ANY SATURDAY NIGHT! THE BEST PART OF ANY SHOW! :wow:
Eve: You have to wonder though how much can Jamie concentrate on Chris knowing that the other half of The Illionaires is most certainly lurking in the back, waiting for a chance to strike.
(Jamie and Chris settle in their respective corners. The referee checks both men before calling for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: These two have had incredible matches in the past and once again we have the great fortune to see it once more! O’Hara would love nothing more than to unleash so much built up frustration from the weeks of attacks by Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier.
Eve: Even now at the beginning of this match he’s controlling his emotions quite well, not rushing into this.
Gavin Kirkland: And you can see the smug smile on Chris. He knows he’s living rent free in Jamie’s head right now and have been doing so for weeks, ever since Territorial Invasion.
Deadprez: Both men step forward into the middle of the ring. Chris with that smile on his face still, Jamie with pure concentration. Both with a hand stretched outwards; Chris drops to a knee and slides towards O’Hara who steps aside and away, avoiding Chris for a moment. The match back at square one, with Jamie and Chris looking for an opening.
Gavin Kirkland: Once more both men extend their hands, trying to gain and opening and it’s Chris with a swift kick to the ribs! Followed by an immediate knife edge chop lighting up the chest of Jamie O’Hara and sending him taking a few steps backwards towards the turnbuckle! O’Hara rests in the corner before Chris comes in and Irish Whips him across to the opposite corner! But Jamie gets the boot up on the second turnbuckle, stopping his momentum and himself from crashing into the corner! Chris races towards Jamie but Jamie connects with a back elbow right to the jaw! Nearing directly in the throat! Chris staggers back and collapses to a single knee! O’Hara races towards him– IN EXCELSIS!
Eve: NO! Chris drops to the canvas and rolls to the side followed by a kip up! O’Hara down on one knee, CHRIS WITH THE BOX OFFICE SMASH!
Gavin Kirkland: IT MISSES! O’Hara desperately rolls away as the the super kick comes mere inches away!
(Chris Elite lowers himself and holds his fingers close, indicating how close he was with a confident, cocky grin on his face.)
Deadprez: He was close and judging by the smile on Jamie’s face, Jamie knows just how quickly the match could have just ended!
Eve: Jamie’s smile quickly vanishes as he quickly races off his feet and floats behind Chris before he even knew what was going on! O’Hara with his arms wrapped around Chris’ waist and Jamie hurls him towards the canvas! Jamie quickly rolls Chris over and pops the stomach for the bridge, both of Chris’ shoulders are down!
Deadprez: Chris kicks out! Great mat based wrestling from O’Hara who still has control of Chris Elite’s waist. Chris pushes himself up off the canvas, back towards a vertical base and fires off with a back elbow, connecting flush of the jaw of O’Hara! But O’Hara maintains control of the waist, trying to hoist Chris up, this time looking for a simple German suplex! But Chris blocks it, wrapping his leg inside and for a second time connects with an elbow to the jaw! This time Jamie loses his grip.. HEAD SHOT! Chris immediately follows it up with a pele kick connecting well and truly! Jamie drops to the canvas and Chris immediately scurries into the cover.
Gavin Kirkland: O’Hara quickly kicks out but Chris wasting little time sliding into a side headlock. Wearing down Jamie down, each breath becoming more and more taxing on the body. Every second of it taking its toll, every second just taking bit after bit more out of Jamie. Such a basic move, but taught and applied for good reason.
Eve: Already though Jamie begins to push himself up to his feet, this time it’s him fighting back to a vertical base. But Chris digs his boot into the back of O’Hara’s knee, grounding him back down to the canvas as clear anguish dashes across Jamie’s face. The resilience of Jamie kicking back in as he exerts as much energy as possible to force himself back to his feet! This time he gets there! Chris tries to cinch the side headlock in further but it does little to deter Jamie! Jamie pushes up against Chris’ arm and drops to the canvas, slipping his head out of his control!
Deadprez: Jamie races to his feet but he’s met with a quick kick to the stomach. Jamie drops to a knee stunned as Chris races towards the ropes, rebounding back but O’Hara cuts him off with a clothesline sending him up and over the ropes and crashing onto the apron! And Jamie just isn’t wasting any time, immediately racing towards the corner, looking to drive Chris Elite into the apron with “You’re Fucked Cunt”, the Triangle Apron Destroyer! This could very well put Chris Elite away!
Jamie shakes his head, gathering his coordinates as Chris stirs on the apron, using the ropes to pull himself back to his feet. Jamie races towards the corner and launches off the turnbuckle! But Chris pops up and delivers another kick to the mid section once more! O’Hara drops to a knee clutching at his ribs. Each repeated kick, each blow to the ribs, making it more and more difficult to breath.
Gavin Kirkland: Chris staggers back to his feet himself, wasting little time in getting back the control of this contest. He drives the shoulder into Jamie and drives him backwards, spine first into the steel ringpost. Jamie lurches from the corner, one hand firmly planted on his ribs and the other holding his back. Chris takes a second to collect his own breath but driving the shoulder again into O’Hara and once again right into the unforgiving steel of the ringpost. This time Jamie collapses right to the apron and rolls back into the ring. The moment of opportunity Jamie had to wrestle control of this match just went up with the bold risk of the triangle apron destroyer.
Eve: It’s always difficult to get a moment to breath, to recuperate in just about any match but right now Chris Elite is in full control. He’s taking his chance to take deep breaths with Jamie in clear and obvious main in the middle of the ring. Chris delivers a swift, quick kick right to the exposed ribs, forcing Jamie to roll over onto his back and Chris immediately connects with a standing shooting star press, hooking the legs for a pin!
Ref: ONE! TWO!
Deadprez: And Jamie kicks out! Chris is in full control of this contest and has no intent on letting it go!
Eve: Chris is showing the poise of a champion caliber Elists. Chris launches himself back to his feet and drops a knee right back down across the ribs. Those ribs once more under immense strain.
Gavin Kirkland: I have no doubt in my mind my poor boy has a fractured rib or two! This is terrible!
Deadprez: Impossible to think a banged up rib or two is going to stop Jamie. Chris drags Jamie back to his feet once more, who can barely stand under his own power, connects with a stiff punch…a second…a shoot kick straight across a chest. O’Hara wobbles, almost dropping to a knee but Chris picks him back up. Chris follows the kick up with a back fist before driving Jamie back down to the canvas with a brutal lariat! Chris casually, even arrogantly falls back first into the cover!
Ref: ONE! TWO! TH–
Eve: O’HARA COUNTERS WITH THE CRUCIFIX! But O’Hara doesn’t follow through with the pin, Chris rolls through but Jamie pops up to his feet and connects with a bicycle knee out of desperation! That might have just saved this match for him and most certainly has killed any momentum Chris had built!
Gavin Kirkland: Momentum has died for both men immediately but that knee strike isn’t going to keep Chris down and Jamie’s ribs aren’t magically going to heal in the brief moment he has to collect his wherewithal!
Deadprez: Both men slowly climb back to their feet, Chris with a few inches on O’Hara firsthand. Jamie fires off with a forearm shot to the jaw! But Chris fires back with stiff punch right back! Jamie responds with a knife edge chop! And Chris connects once again to the ribs! The exposed ribs, battered and bruised, have become a key opening for Chris to capitalise on. But this time it’s not holding Jamie back! Jamie connects with a Tiger Knee! The leaping knee strike this time rocking Chris who staggers back onto the ropes.
Eve: And Chris wastes no time in rebounding off the ropes, swinging wildly for a lariat but Jamie ducks! Chris rebounds off the next ropes, Jamie bounces off the ropes behind him AND CONNECTS WITH THE SHOTEI! THE OPEN PALM STRIKE RIGHT BENEATH THE JAW OF CHRIS ELITE!
Deadprez: Chris rolls out of the ring, hoping to get even a second to breath, a second to collect a breath and stem the flow of momentum Jamie O’Hara has built–
Gavin Kirkland: BUT WATCH OUT! O’HARA WITH THE LOW-PE SUICIDA! THE DIVE BENEATH THE MIDDLE ROPE WIPING OUT CHRIS ELITE AND BOTH MEN CRASHING INTO OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE WITH A VICIOUS THUD!
Eve: Jamie clutching our table to hoist him back to his feet and this voice crowd is making their approval hear with a roaring cheer!
Deadprez: Chris trying to use O’Hara’s momentary celebration as another chance to alleviate the pressure, to get some room between himself and Jamie. And Jamie wasting little time; this match for the most part has been quick, it’s been constant, neither man having any real room to breath and Jamie isn’t giving Chris the chance to recover either, turning his attention back to his opponent and rolling him straight back into the ring before the referee begins his count.
Gavin Kirkland: Given how beaten his ribs have been throughout this contest, he should be taking every chance to recover!
Eve: That’s not always the answer, Gavin. And this is Jamie O’Hara we’re talking about; his conditioning is up there with the best!
Gavin Kirkland: You’re absolutely right; the man has the body of a temple!
Deadprez: Back in the ring now, Chris fights back with a forearm shot from the ground but Jamie responds with a superkick right to the kneeing Chris Elite! Jamie drops into the cover, dragging the forearm right across the side of Chris’ face!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THR–
Eve: Chris gets the shoulder up before the count of three and Jamie immediately rolls out of the cover and clutches the right leg of Elite. Chris pleading for Jamie release the leg but Jamie has an almost sinister grin on his face as he connects with the Dragon Screw Leg Whip! The knee of Chris Elite being distorted in directions that just aren’t normal!
Deadprez: Enough force could dislocate a man’s patella, even shatter it! And you would certainly hate to see it.
Gavin Kirkland: That’s low, Deadprez.
Deadprez: A real possibility as Jamie maintains his grip on Chris’ knee and immediately connects with a second Dragon Screw Leg Whip! Take out just one of the knees of Chris Elite and you shut down just about every major offensive weapon he has!
Eve: Jamie O’Hara at his methodical best, Chris is writhing in pain clutching that right knee as Jamie rises back to his feet. This time taking the opportunity to take a breath or two without disruption. But that’s all he needs, Chris trying to fend off O’Hara who tries to clutch the right leg once again and Jamie with a swift, careless kick to injured leg. And it’s enough, Jamie manages to get a hold of Chris’ leg. Looking for another Dragon Screw Leg Whip? No, Jamie trying to lock in a kneebar on that injured knee! Oh man, desperation hour has arrived for Chris Elite as he shifts his body weight in the opposite direction, refusing to submit his body over to the kneebar! Chris manages to use his left leg, his good leg to kick Jamie O’Hara off and it sends Jamie straight into the corner!
Gavin Kirkland: But Jamie catches himself on the bottom rope. Chris scrambles back to his feet, trying desperately to get the momentum back in his favour…
Deadprez: IN EXCELSIS! THIS TIME IT CONNECTS, FROM OUT OF NOWHERE. O’HARA TURNS ON A DIME AND IMMEDIATELY CONNECTS WITH THE RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE. CHRIS’ LIGHTS HAVE HAVE JUST BEEN TURNED OFF!
Eve: AND HE’S NOT HESITATING. JAMIE PULLS HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET AND MAKES HIS WAY OVER TO THE CORNER. JAMIE CLIMBS TO THE TOP, LOOKING TO PUT CHRIS AWAY WITH THE GENKI CANNON!
(The crowd erupts as boos as Ahren Fournier comes racing down to the ring. Jamie pauses on the top rope.)
Gavin Kirkland: Oh come on! What’s he doing here?
Eve: You could say Ahren is only looking out for his tag team partner but it just stunted Jamie’s offense.
(The referee slides out of the ring to confront Ahren Fournier who raises his hands in the air, promising he won’t get involved.)
Deadprez: Would either of you two be willing to bet Ahren fournier has pure intentions right about now?
Gavin Kirkland: Yes…I mean no.
Deadprez: Regardless it seems the referee is fine with Ahren sitting on the outside of the ring for the time being, much to the disappointment and frustration of Jamie O’Hara who’s still standing on the top rope protesting the referee’s decision.
Eve: LOOK OUT! CHRIS ELITE WITH THE BROOKLYN HIGHS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! CHRIS RACING UP TO THE TOP AND LAUNCHES HIMSELF OFF WITH O’HARA LOCKED IN, CONNECTING WITH THE SPANISH FLY! YOU CAN SEE THE APPROVAL IN THE REACTION OF AHREN, CLAPPING AND APPLAUDING CHRIS!
Gavin Kirkland: This is unfair! This isn’t right!
Deadprez: Regardless of what you think, Gavin, Jamie could have put this match away with the Genki Cannon instead of focusing on Ahren at ringside! Chris took full advantage of O’Hara lacking attention. Jamie trying to stagger back to his feet but Chris meets him and hoists him up onto his shoulders before flattening him with the sitout powerbomb! Holding it for the cover!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THRE–
Eve: And Jamie gets the shoulder up!
(Ahren Fournier shouts at ringside, trying to motivate and keep Chris going.)
Gavin Kirkland: Maybe I should be there in Jamie’s corner! It’s only fair!
Deadprez: Sit down…
Eve: Chris isn’t going to let this momentum slip again. He drags an exhausted Jamie back to his feet with the wrist clutched! BITCHMAKER! Christ Elite just turned Jamie O’Hara around and slapped the shit out of him! Jamie collapses to the canvas in a heap, the pace and the intensity of the match finally getting to him as Chris stands proudly over his former Showdown captain.
Gavin Kirkland: This has to feel good for Chris. Jamie was such an impossible task for him for so long and it must feel so good to finally have him in this state, in this beaten position. Jamie still trying to get back to his feet but the last couple of minutes have just taken the air right out of his lungs. That last offensive flurry might just have been the last great gasp he had left!
Ahren (no-mic): Wrap it up Chris! Put him away for good!
Deadprez: Ahren has made his opinion well and truly clear and it seems that Chris is in agreement. Chris drags a reluctant and exhausted Jamie back to his feet and wraps his arms around the waist; looking to put Jamie O’Hara away with the Long Kiss Goodnight! But Jamie fights it. Jamie pulling himself together in just enough time to block the German suplex! Chris releases and Jamie swings looking to connect with the lariat! But Chris ducks! Chris with a knee to the ribs and uses the chance to wrap O’Hara’s arm around his back! Chris Elite NAIL Jamie O’Hara with Face Value!
Eve: Look at the eyes of Jamie O’Hara roll into the back of his head it connected with the canvas! Chris won’t throw away this opening. He’s not looking for the pin, he’s looking to defeat Jamie O’Hara for good! Once again, Chris wraps his arms around the waist of Jamie! THIS TIME HE CONNECTS! CHRIS CONNECTS WITH THE GERMAN SUPLEX! HE HOISTS JAMIE UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS, FOR THE ONE WINGED ANGEL. HE’S GOING TO DO IT, CHRIS ELITE IS GOING TO DEFEAT JAMIE O’HARA! NO! JAMIE IS FIGHTING! CHRIS WRAPS THE HAND AROUND THE BACK OF O’HARA’S NECK AND BRINGS HIM DOWN! ONE WINGED ANGEL. LONG. KISS. GOODNIGHT!
Gavin Kirkland: WAIT. JAMIE FLIPPED OUT OF IT. JAMIE FLIPPED OUT AND HAS CONTROL OF THE WRIST OF CHRIS ELITE! JAMIE PULLS CHRIS IN…STARDUST BREAKER!!!!! HE DRILLS CHRIS WITH THE KNEE, AS CHRIS’ HEAD SNAPS BACK IN A SICKENING FASHION–
Deadprez: WAIT A SECOND, COME ON! AHREN FOURNIER! AHREN FOURNIER SLIDES INTO THE RING AND BLINDSIDES JAMIE O’HARA WITH A FOREARM RIGHT TO THE FACE! JAMIE COLLAPSES FACE FIRST TO THE CANVAS AND NOW AHREN BEGINS TO UNLEASH CLUBBING FISTS TO THE BACK OF JAMIE’S HEAD. THE REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO THROW THIS OUT.
(DING! DING! DING!)
(Ahren Fournier pauses for a moment to soak in the rain of jeers coming from the crowd. He checks on Chris Elite and helps him back to his feet. Both men pause for a moment before turning their attention back to Jamie O’Hara.)
Gavin Kirkland: WHY? WE HAD SUCH A GREAT MAIN EVENT ON OUR HANDS AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER COWARDLY ATTACK.
Deadprez: The match doesn’t matter anymore, Gavin. This is about sending just another message, one all too familiar to Jamie over the last month here on Showdown. Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite both mercilessly firing off left and right fists and boots on a defenseless Jamie O’Hara! This relentless assault not slowing down for even a second. Chris this time, taking over from Ahren and dragging O’Hara by the head before delivering a vicious blow to the head knocking him back down to the canvas!
(Ahren Elite signals Chris Elite to drag Jamie back to his feet and lift him up.)
Eve: I don’t like the look of this! Chris floats around behind Jamie and hooks both arms up in the air!
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli explodes through the sound system and the crowd erupts in a roar of cheers as Cameron Ella Ava quickly steps out from behind the curtain.)
Gavin Kirkland: NO WAY! SHE’S HERE! CAMERON ELLA AVA IS HERE!
Deadprez: WHAT A THUNDEROUS REACTION FOR THE GODDESS OF EAW! AND SHE’S NOT WASTING A SECOND! SHE’S RACING DOWN THE AISLE AND MAKING A BEELINE RIGHT FOR THE RING. CHRIS DROPS JAMIE TO THE CANVAS WHO QUICKLY SCRAMBLES BACK TO HIS FEET.
Eve: AND HERE WE GO! CAMERON SLIDES IN AND BEGINS TRADING LEFT AND RIGHTS WITH AHREN, JAMIE AND CHRIS KICKSTARTING WHERE THEY LEFT OFF! THIS CROWD REMAINING ON THEIR FEET, STILL AS VOCAL AS EVER, AS THESE FOUR ARE GOING TO ABSOLUTE WAR RIGHT HERE ON THE SEAS.
Deadprez: Watch out! Chris immediately just sends Jamie through the middle ropes, who is still feeling the impact of getting laid out by both men just minutes ago, and Jamie bounces off the deck of the ship, crashing into our announce table! Chris now, trying to maintain the attack but O’Hara fires back with an elbow directly to the ribs, stunning Chris for just a moment.
Eve: On the other side of the ring! Ahren slips out of the ring trying to get away from Cameron, trying to give himself a moment of reprieve but Cameron is relentless, slipping out under the bottom rope and driving Ahren straight into the guardrail with enough force that sends Ahren tumbling into the crowd!
Gavin Kirkland: THIS IS CHAOS AND I LOVE IT.
Deadprez: Chaos might be understating it for just a moment! Chris stumbles into the timekeepers area with Jamie hot on his feels; both men tired and battle worn but still refusing to let this go! This has been weeks now and Jamie finally has Cameron back to balance the odds!
Gavin Kirkland: What I want to know is…WHERE ARE THEY GOING?
Eve: Ahren is trying desperately to get away! He’s pushing fans out of their seats and kicking the chairs back at Cameron, trying to keep him enough space between himself and her. But it’s doing nothing, Cameron is pushing through the chairs, stepping over them and Ahren has no choice. He turns and once again both of them collide in the middle of the crowd, fighting their way behind the curtain beneath the cameras!
Deadprez: And meanwhile, Jamie and Chris have likewise fought their way towards the production area, the cameras set up on the second level of the deck! Jamie clobbers Chris in the back of the head with a forearm! And Chris turns around, driving the knee to to the stomach before bouncing Jamie’s face right off the steel flight case. But that’s doing so little to stop Jamie, who again fires away with a forearm, this time sending Chris stumbling backwards and barely saving himself from falling down a small staircase!
Gavin Kirkland: Chris retaliates with a still fist to the side of the head and uses the chance to get down the stairs–
Deadprez: AND JAMIE O’HARA JUST LAUNCHED HIMSELF DOWN THE STAIRS, CRASHING INTO CHRIS ELITE WITH A CROSSBODY! NOW WITH THE FULL MOUNT AND TEEING OFF WITH VICIOUS LEFT AND RIGHTS– BUT LOOK, AHREN JUST CRASHED INTO O’HARA, KNOCKING HIM OFF HIS ILLIONAIRES PARTNER ALMOST RIGHT AWAY!
Eve: Chris pulls himself to his feet with the help of the ship’s fence but Cameron is there to cut him off before he can join Ahren! Now it’s Chris and Cameron going at it with Jamie able to shrug Ahren off. Both pairs of competitors are absolutely relentless in this!
(Chris Elite helps drag Ahren Fournier to his feet and the two push their way through a door, crashing into a group of fans outside.)
Gavin Kirkland: We’re going to have to get some security between these four and those fans, because it’s far too dangerous!
Deadprez: The fans have divided and we’re back at square one! Cameron and Jamie, Chris and Ahren. Standing toe to toe…AND IMMEDIATELY O’HARA LAUNCHES HIMSELF AT THE ILLIONAIRES, THIS TIME ATTACKING AHREN AND BOTH THEM CRASH INTO THE WALL OF FANS. Cameron and Chris quickly step towards each other and Cameron connects with a knee to the mid section and immediately follows it up with an elbow right on the jaw.
Eve: Jamie and Ahren stagger back to their feet and Ahren stuns O’Hara momentarily with a kick right to the knee, kicking his leg out from under him and sending him down to a knee. Ahren, trying to push through the crowd of fans, trying desperately to get aw–
Gavin Kirkland: IN EXCELSIS TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! OH MY! O’HARA WITH THE KNEE RIGHT TO THE BACK OF AHREN’S HEAD AND HE TUMBLES TO THE OTHER SIDE, SPILLING OUT ONTO THE OUTER DECK OF THE SHIP! THAT’S FAR TOO CLOSE TO THE EDGE FOR MY LIKING..
Deadprez: GODDESS’ TOUCH! CAMERON WITH THE RUNNING ENZIGURI TO CHRIS ELITE WHO TUMBLES THROUGH THE CROWD HIMSELF AND CRASHES INTO THE RAILING.
Eve: This crowd is electric! Cameron and Jamie standing over The ILLIONAIRES, standing over them and neither Chris and Ahren can fight back! This brawl has exhausted all of them, but they’re sitting at the undeniable mercy of the husband and wife pair!
(Jamie O’Hara and Cameron Ella Ava look at one another and quickly, both sport wicked grins, turning their attention to the railing before looking down at Chris and Ahren)
Gavin Kirkland: Oh no…
(Jamie O’Hara and Cameron Ella Ava drag Chris and Ahren back to their feet)
Cameron and Jamie (No Mic): GET. IN THE FUCKING. SEA!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! WAIT!
Deadprez: JAMIE O’HARA AND CAMERON ELLA AVA JUST SENT CHRIS ELITE AND AHREN FOURNIER OVER THE EDGE AND BOTH MEN GO FALLING INTO THE SEA! OH MY GOD.
Gavin Kirkland: MEN OVERBOARD! MEN OVERBOARD! MEN OVERBOARD!
(A spotlight shines into the sea to see both men bobbing up and down in the water.)
Eve: I can’t believe what we just saw! We need help, to get both those men out of the water!
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA plays in the background as Jamie O’Hara and Cameron Ella Ava stand on the railing, looking down at The Illionaires.)
Deadprez: The odds have FINALLY, after weeks of it, FINALLY been evened! Cameron Ella Ava is back and now it’s her and her husband standing tall on Showdown! What has been an incredible night, thank you for joining us! We’ll see you next week!
(The final shot is Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier drifting in the water as the sea moves further and further away from them with a rescue boat racing towards them as the camera fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)