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Showdown 11/11/23

(EAW intro plays)  

(Showdown opens up with a recap of The Last Stand. PJ Hendrx defeats Daryl Kinkade to qualify for the EEC. Madison Kaline beats Ashlynn Quinn and Delilah Rose by countout to qualify for the EEC. Lucas Johnson changes his name to Justin Johnson. Mattias Burke defeats Justin Johnson and Auburn Ware. KASAI defeats Nikki Kimura. Solomon Stane defeats Kirk Redwood to qualify for the EEC. Kennedy Street talks with the new rookies of Showdown before Damien Kutcher in specific stays with a peculiar request. Princess Candice Blair is able to defeat Caroline. Chef Viz defeats SOSA Henderson after Jake Smith interferes in the match. Adam Lucas retains the Answers World Championship against Scott Diamond. And then finally, after various twists and turns, Veena, Hikari, Miku and ARIA are able to defeat Devolution and Usagi Senshi in the Temple of Trials Match.)

(The recap ends, and it is replaced with the song “Brick Wall” by a Day to Remember, as the camera pans around the inside of Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Washington. Blue fireworks are shooting out of the stage and the Showdown crowd can be seen cheering in excitement. The camera ends up panning over to the commentary table with Deadprez, Eve and Gavin Kirkland as the commentators.)

Eve: Welcome everybody…TO SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!! WE ARE COMING RIGHT OFF AN INCREDIBLE MARQUEE EVENT IN THE FORM OF THE LAST STAND AND WE ARE WELL IN OUR WAY NOW TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR AND THE HALF WAY POINT OF SEASON 17, ROAD TO REDEMPTION!

Deadprez: But tonight, we got a lot in store for you, plenty of match-ups here as we see PJ Hendrx go up against Damien Kutcher, and we see Madison Kaline facing off against Usagi Senshi.

Eve: We also got two Specialists Chamber Qualifying Matches, with Nikki Kimura fighting Jade Phoenix for a spot and Ashlynn Quinn going up against Delilah Rose, and in our main event, a big world championship match! As the Answers World Champion Adam Lucas defends the championship against none other than The Miracle Maker, ARIA!

Gavin Kirkland: LET’S NOT WASTE ANY MORE TIME EVE, WE ARE OPENING UP THE SHOW WITH MY HEATHERS, LET’S GET RIGHT ON IT! :blessed:

(“7 Rings” by Ariana Grande starts playing into the speakers and the Washington crowd explodes into loud cheers hearing that theme, Veena slowly came out with a proud smile on her face and looking around at the cheering crowd, a bit taken aback since she always expected for people to receive her with boos, so this was a new change of pace that she enjoyed a lot. Hikari and Miku follow right after her with Hikaru still having a serious but calm expression with Miku having a big grin on her face. And then finally, Ashlynn and ARIA came out as well, the two of them being the most excited out of the 5 girls there, still riding the high of the victory they had last week as all 5 women posed on the entrance ramp and the crowd continued pouring cheers for them.)

Eve: All 5 of these women are basically getting a hero’s welcome here in Showdown! After a fantastic performance all of them were able to bring into The Last Stand, it is pretty much deserved! Despite all of the attempts that Devolution and Usagi Senshi pulled against them and even getting a new member into Devolution in the form of Delilah Rose, but Ashlynn Quinn was able to rush out to help out and even the odds and with Veena being able to be the last one out to leave, the five women were able to succeed and win the match!

Deadprez: A lot of pain and frustration lead up to this kind of win for all of them, they had to endure so much turmoil thrown at them from all of Devolution in an attempt to put them under their boot but they were able to fight back all together, and they were finally able to earn sweet victory as they say.

Gavin Kirkland: …

Eve: Are you good, Gavin?

Gavin Kirkland: Oh yeah, yeah, just… taking in the moment, that is all, what you two said was right, mhm.

Eve: Huh?!

Deadprez: Man, don’t even ask him anything Eve, just cut towards the five women already.

(The camera quickly turned towards five of the women walking down in unison as they quickly walked up the steel ramp and they entered together through the ropes, Ashlynn spinned around a bit and showed towards the camera a champagne bottle on her hand as she moved around the cork of it a bit before she popped it in celebration and the crowd cheered along with her. The five women quickly lined up together side to side each of them having a microphone on their hand before Veena’s theme music died down and she cleared her throat a little bit before she began speaking into the microphone.)

Veena Adams: Hello bitches?!

(The crowd cheered loudly in response as a grin appeared on Veena’s face hearing the crowd’s positive response as she continued speaking.)

Veena Adams: You know that feeling of being right? That feeling of being completely sure of something, inmobile in something that you are 100 percent confident on and then it ends up turning out to be true? No, no, don’t let me stop now, let me start talking my [BLEEP] right now, I got all day for that. Because truly, you do NOT know how much of a pain in my ass Devolution has been for the last few months of my career, do you know how much copium those people in that group inhaled for all of that time? They completely trashed me and all of my teammates thinking they were on top of the world, thinking they were going to be the exception to all of the same types of groups in the past that they were based on but guess [BLEEP] what? We ended up making them eat [BLEEP] in response to everything that they did to us and all of us were able to succeed, all of us were able to beat them and take the win for us at the Temple of Trials Match.

Veena Adams: And the best part of it at all is that they were completely sure they were going to take that one, they were so overconfident in their own stupidity that they thought that all five of us would end up imploding, that all five of us wouldn’t be able to cO-eXiSt and we wouldn’t be able to beat them, and you know what we did? We all aced with straight A’s in that match, all five of us brought everything that we had into that match and despite us not seeing eye to eye on a few things, despite us not liking each other on other things, we went out there as a TEAM and we won as a TEAM!

ARIA: Team Heathers, baby!

Veena Adams: What ARIA said!

Hikari Kanno: I still don’t know how she convinced us to wear matching outfits.

Miku Sakai: Don’t even know why that was necessary in the first place.

ARIA: Oh, come on, you all liked the musical too when we watched it last week!

Ashlynn Quinn: It ate and left no crumbs!

Hikari Kanno: It was alright.

Miku Sakai: I was bored for half of it but then when people just started to die left and right? Now THAT is when my interest peaked.

Veena Adams: Anyway, all of my teammates showed out immensely, they were rockstars, they were incredible, we all looked like bad bi[BLEEP], all that kind of stuff, all of us were able to work hard to get the win, get along and put our differences aside and be able to beat the rats of Devolution and Usagi Senshi. Now, this is just to rub salt in the wound but I am pretty sure Kennedy told us that if we were able to beat them, we would be able to get some rewards for ourselves, didn’t she?

ARIA: Mhm!

Hikari Kanno: Yep.

Miku Sakai: Duh!

Ashlynn Quinn: Yas queen!

Veena Adams: Then it is settled, let me start off and solidify what I want to do- Oh, who the [BLEEP] am I kidding? It is clear I want MY National Elite Championship back on my waist, the one that I ended up getting screwed out of and I had to climb back up that mountain to be able to earn another opportunity that should have been mine in the first place, there won’t be any doubts now, there won’t be any what if’s or any complete domination by Devolution, it will be the chance that we take back Showdown for everybody here who deserves it, we delivered them a heavy blow when we won the Temple of Trials match but the job is not done yet, I promise you that we will take everything that they have off their disgusting hands and that includes the National Elite Championship. I heard your little message after the Temple of Trials match, and it made me laugh so hard tears started coming out of my eyes. So now when your back is against the wall, now you want to take responsibility? Now you want to finally face me and stop being a little coward? Fine, it will just be you and me, I want you at Road to Redemption and nobody else, because now it is time for you to see if you can sink or swim.

ARIA: I have a… very peculiar request myself on what I want to do. I could just try and request for a championship match of any sorts, or something that ends up benefitting me in the long run but I know damn well I would be running away from what I consider my responsibility if I did that, especially when I still have so much to fight for and fix, Usagi, I hope you are able to hear clearly what I am about to say to you now. You said a lot of things that didn’t sit right with me for the past few weeks, especially all of the actions that you ended up making trying to become this completely different person than the true Usagi I know, you told me various times that you would claim the head of my teammates and left me the only one alive, but everything was turned upside down for you and all of us were able to beat you and Devolution, we were able to completely prove you wrong and all of Devolution. But I know this is my story to finish, and I am not going to stop at all until I am able to reach your heart and open it back up, even if… even if I have to fight you all by myself this time. I want to end this with you once and for all, I want to fight you one on one at Road to Redemption and 

through that match show you that it isn’t too late just yet. 

Miku Sakai: Hey Hikari!

Hikari Kanno: Yes Miku?

Miku Sakai: I think it is pretty clear what we are going for, huh?

Hikari Kanno: Pretty much, yeah.

Miku Sakai: We want to face those two women in their mid 30’s who still think they are in high school and take away their Unified Tag Team Championships! It has been stupidly annoying having to continue dealing with all of those [BLEEP] at Devolution continuing to go at me for my failures despite them never been able to reach the level that I am or achieve the things I was able to do during my entire career here in EAW, even though I ended up losing to Minerva and I was unsuccessful in trying to claim the Iconic Cup for myself, I am still proud of the performance that I was able to make against that woman, the fact that she ended up having to reach deep inside of herself to be able to make sure I stayed down and I didn’t get back up, that says a lot about what I am capable of, and then I shut all of those doubters up in return when I was able to beat all of those [BLEEP] with my best friend and the rest of my teammates, and now, I am going to claim the top of the tag team division with Hikari.

Hikari Kanno: I feel like I have wasted the past four months having to continuously fight against a group that at the end of the day would just end up letting out a whimper in their so called last stand, I ended up wasting my time with their hijinks ever since the season started and I can’t be anymore happy and glad that I am able to put all of them behind me and I am able to concentrate on what most matters, and what is most important to me, and that is being able to win gold, especially when I have my teammate back alongside me to be able to take a shot at getting the Unified Tag Team Championships in our grasp, I have been in a drought ever since I ended up losing the Hardcore Championship at Pain for Pride, it has been a very tough pill to swallow having to go through that kind of heartbreak and then having trash like Devolution pile up onto you and screw everything that I had planned in the first place, but despite all of that hardship, I keep going thanks to my teammate, thanks to Miku being by my side and I am going to be side by side with her holding tag team gold.

Ashlynn Quinn: And as for me, I am going to face off against Delulu Rose tonight, beat her senseless and then go on to qualify for the Specialists Chamber to then be able to hold championship gold on my shoulder alongside Veena-

Veena Adams: Actually, Ashlynn, I want to tell you something.

(Ashlynn stopped for a moment as Veena talked to her.)

Veena Adams: It has been an incredibly rough patch for the two of us after what happened this Season, when you wanted to join up with me the first time, I didn’t really care about you in a deep way, but spending all of that time with you made me open up my heart just a little bit and consider you something more than just someone having to hype me up and praise my every move, and even when you did that mistake you did a few months ago, you tried your best to fix it and actually treat me not as a Goddess, but… as a friend. You made me care about you as a friend. And so, when all of the odds were stacked against me and you came out to help me out, it made me very happy. You are one of the biggest reasons all of us were able to win as a team, so… thank you so much, Ashlynn. I am glad I can be your friend.

(Ashlynn was incredibly shocked when hearing those words from Veena, she even started to tear up a bit as they ended up settling in.)

Ashlynn Quinn: Oh my gosh, Veena…

(Ashlynn rushed over and then she ended up giving Veena a big hug as the crowd cheered incredibly loudly as the two embraced. The two stayed on the hug for a few seconds before the two of them backed away and the two nodded slowly to each other as Veena began talking once again into the microphone.)

Veena Adams: It is time for us to take back what is ours, and earn whatever we dream for in life. You heard this clearly from Veena, Hikari, Miku, ARIA and Ashlynn, Team Heathers! Toodles!

(“7 rings” started to play up in the speakers once more as all five women finished saying their piece and they quickly left the ring.)

Deadprez: Message clearly sent by all five of them!

Eve: All of them have very different objectives and dreams they want to pursue in their road to Road to Redemption but after everything that they had gone through, they aren’t going to let themselves be written off anymore, they are going to take the world by storm!

Gavin Kirkland: My Heathers are so beautiful. :blessed:

(All five of them then go up the ramp with a focused expression on their faces as Showdown then slowly faded away to commercials.)

(Showdown returns from commercial break with Gina Romano in the ring ready to announce  the participants in the first match of the night.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING IS THE OPENING CONTEST OF SHOWDOWN AND IT IS SET FOR ONE FALL!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Gina Romano: AND IS A QUALIFYING MATCH FOR THE SPECIALIST’S CHAMBER!!!!

(“Vroom” by Hoodie Allen & Connor Price plays as Nikki emerges from behind the curtain. She gets a positive reaction as she takes a deep breath and makes her way to the ring ready for the task at hand.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST….HAILING FROM WEST PORTLAND, OREGON…WEIGHING IN AT 120 POUNDS….SHE IS “THE ANCHOR”….NIIKKIIII KIMMURRAAAA!!!!

(Nikki enters the ring and strikes a pose. As “Vroom” fades away, it is quickly replaced by ‘MELTDOWN’ by Travis Scott ft Drake. Jade Phoenix enters the arena with a scowl on her face…the song is nearly drowned out by the boos. Jade stares down at the ring and begins to march towards it, never breaking eye contact with Kimura.)

Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT….HAILING FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA…WEIGHING IN AT 160 POUNDS….SHE IS “THE RISING PHOENIX”….JAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDEEEE PHOOOOOOEEEEEEENIX!!

(Jade enters the ring and instantly looks towards her opponent, attempting to get in Kimura’s face. The referee escorts both competitors back to their corners and rings the bell)

(DING DING DING)

Eve: Neither woman is wasting any time as they both begin to jock for position from the tie-up… OH, Kimura quickly drops down with a single-leg, taking the larger Phoenix to the ground. Kimura looks to be attempting a leg lock of some kind, trying to take out that vertical base.

Gavin Kirkland: GOODNESS, AN UP-KICK FROM PHOENIX SENDS KIMURA STAGGERING… KIMURA REBOUNDS LOOKING FOR A PENALTY KICK… NO, MISSES, KIP UP FROM PHOENIX… ENZUIGIRI! KIMURA IS ROCKED!

Deadprez: OOOOOOOOOHHH!! AN EXPLODER FROM JADE, SENDING HER ASS FLYING LIKE AN EAGLE AND CRASHING LIKE HER LAST NAME BANDACOOT!

Eve: Jade looking to capitalize on that burst of momentum and slow the pace… but I’m not sure if that’s a good idea given the submission prowess of Nikki Kimura… WHO JUST CAUGHT PHOENIX WITH A KICK TO THE KNEE, DROPPING THE LARGER OPPONENT!

Gavin Kirkland: I don’t know if you saw, Eve, but that drop landed Jade’s face right into the planted leg of Kimura… almost like dropping her into a facebuster!

Eve: It certainly did, leaving Jade searching for the ropes… or maybe a tooth. Kimura is back on the offense, measuring Jade for a German Suplex perhaps… 

Gavin Kirkland: Never mind, that, Kimura gets the German blocked by a huge back elbow from Phoenix, followed by a quick whip into the ropes, Kimura hits the ropes and is met with a disgusting looking lariat, sending the Portland native head-over-heels… you gotta love it!

Deadprez: GIRL OUT HERE HITTING A LARIAT THAT’D WIRE A JAW SHUT!

Eve: You’ve got that right! But now we’ve got Jade grabbing onto Kimura, maybe looking for a suplex of some kind… NO, DROP BEHIND BY KIMURA! GERMAN SUPLEX SENDS PHOENIX ONTO THE BACK OF HER HEAD, KIMURA’S RUNNING THE ROPES… .PENALTY KICK TO THE CHEST OF JADE PHOENIX! 

Gavin Kirkland: Jad quickly rolling out of the ring, looking to regroup… but Nikki isn’t about to let that slide, she’s measuring her opponent up… going for a dive of some sort perhaps… NO SHE’S CAUGHT WITH A SLIDING ROUNDHOUSE, HANGING HER OUT TO DRY ON THE SECOND ROPE!

Eve: Jade Phoenix has had an answer for everything Nikki Kimura has had for her… but, on the flip side, Nikki has had an answer for Jade… a fantastic start to this match so far!

Deadprez: I’LL TELL YA WHAT… AIN’T NOTHING I LIKE MORE THAN SEEING TWO WOMEN KICKING THE MEAT OFF OF EACH OTHER! YESSIR!

Gavin Kirkland: And that is something we may see from these young women for the rest of this match… gotta love when Chamber season rolls around and everyone wants their names in the record books!

Eve: Jade has finally regrouped and looks to be dragging Nikki out onto the apron… who knows what could happen here.

Gavin Kirkland: GOOD GOD! NIKKI JUST GRABBED JADE’S LEG AND SMASHED HER KNEE ON THE APRON! THAT’S ONE WAY TO TEAR AN ACL! 

Eve: Wait, Nikki isn’t done… she’s going back into the ring with only her opponent’s leg, wrapping it up in the ropes! GOOD GOD, SHE JUST DELIVERED A DOUBLE-STOMP TO THE PRETZELED LEG OF HER OPPONENT! JADE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO WALK AGAIN AFTER THAT ONE! 

Gavin Kirkland: You take away the leg of a larger opponent, you’ve got someone dead to rights… ever MMA-Influenced wrestler knows that everyone is the same size when they’re on the ground! Kimura is looking to snap any limb she can to get the victory!

Eve: You’ve got that right, and Jade is trying to create some separation again, limping around the outside but Nikki Kimura is in hot pursuit. SUPERKICK WITH THE WEAKENED LEG BY JADE! FOLLOWED BY A ROLLING ELBOW… AND AN EXPLODER ON THE FLOOR! These women are throwing everything they can at the wall to advance to the Specialists Chamber! 

Deadprez: KIMURA GETTING HER CLOCK CLEANED JUST TO MEET THE FLOOR FOR AN ADJUSTMENT!

Gavin Kirkland: Jade quickly sends her back into the ring, looking for something… measuring her opponent! OFF THE ROPES… SHADES OF JADE! PHOENIX JUST HIT THE SPRINGBOARD CUTTER TO KIMURA!

Eve: But she’s clutching that leg still… could that slight hesitation cost her… she’s crawling to the cover!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE

TWOOOOOOOOOOO

THR–

Eve: NO! HUGE KICKOUT BY NIKKI! 

Deadprez: YOU GOTTA FORGET PAIN IN YOU WANNA GET THE GAIN!

Gavin Kirkland: You’ve got that right Prez… that slight hesitation may have cost Jade this match but she still has Nikki completely on the ropes.

Eve: Both women are attempting to get to their feet, but Jade quickly delivers a forearm right to the bridge of Nikki’s nose… NIKKI FIRES UP AND DELIVERS ONE OF HER OWN! BOTH WOMEN ARE EXCHANGING FOREARMS AS THEY RISE TO THEIR FEET! 

Gavin Kirkland: OHHHH NIKKI DELIVERS A STRAIGHT KICK TO THAT KNEE AGAIN…  FOLLOWED UP BY A DDT AFTER JADE BENT OVER! NIKKI IS ON FIRE RIGHT NOW! LET’S GOOOOOOO!

Eve: THESE WOMEN ARE FIGHTING BACK AND FORTH, WE CAN’T EVEN PREDICT WHERE THIS ONE WILL GO! 

Gavin Kirkland: NIKKI RUNNING THE ROPES, PERHAPS LOOKING FOR ANOTHER PENALTY KICK…NO! JADE EVADES GRABS HER AGAIN FOR AN EXPLODER BUT NIKKI COUNTERS WITH ELBOWS TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! PHOENIX RELEASES HER GRIP…BUT INSTEAD JUMPS UP WITH A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE!

Eve: Jade’s knee sends Kimura stumbling back…POP-UP SAMOAN DROP ATTEMPT…NO! NIKKI REVERSED IT INTO A CRUCIFIX!

ONNNNEEEEEEE

TWOOOOOOOOO

THREEE–

Eve: KICKOUT! WAS THAT IT!?

Gavin Kirkland: NO IT WASN’T! ONLY 2! KIMURA ALMOST STOLE ONE FROM JADE BUT BOTH WOMEN ARE HURRYING TO THEIR FEET ONCE AGAIN… JADE WITH ANOTHER SUPERKICK! 

Eve: Another stumble for Kimura…coming off the ropes…HURRICANRANA FROM KIMURA SENDING JADE TO THE CANVAS! JADE BACK TO HER FEET… GOES FOR A TILT-A-WHIRL DDT… NO… JADE POWERING HER BACK UP… AND DRIVES HER INTO THE CORNER! 

Deadprez: DRIVING THE SHOULDERS LIKE A LINEBACKER! 

Gavin Kirkland: Got that right, the power was just too much for Nikki Kimura!

Eve: Jade continues to drive those shoulders deep into the abdomen of “The Anchor!” Driving the breath out of Kimura!

Gavin Kirkland: The referee is up to a four count, which means Jade has to back away to avoid disqualification!

Jade Phoenix (Off-Mic): I HAVE ‘TIL 5!!!

Gavin Kirkland: That she does! OH, BUT THAT BIT OF HESITATION MAY HAVE JUST COST HER AS KIMURA DELIVERS A NASTY PUNT KICK TO THE INSIDE OF THE ALREADY INJURED LEG!

Eve: Pure aggression by Nikki! She knows what body part to go for and is looking to exploit it!

Gavin Kirkland: Nikki going after the legs once again, perhaps looking for some kind of Heel Hook or Kneebar…BUT JADE PUSHES HER OFF…SENDING THE SMALLER COMPETITOR CRASHING OUT OF THE RING ONCE AGAIN! 

Deadprez: TOSSED HER OUT LIKE HER NAME WAS JAZZ!

Eve: Jade quickly follows up, still limping by the looks of it…tossing Kimura back into the ring. KIMURA LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE WITH A SHOULDER TO THE MID-SECTION OF THE BIGGER COMPETITOR… BUT JADE SIDE-STEPS AND DELIVERS A NASTY SHIN KICK DIRECTLY TO THE FACE… NIKKI IS DRAPED OVER THE SECOND ROPE… DRAPING DDT ONTO THE APRON!

Gavin Kirkland: but Jade may have twisted that knee once again on the way down… but she’s scrambling to get into the ring… THE COVER!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEE

TWWWWWOOOOOOO–

Eve: KICK OUT AT 2 BY NIKKI KIMURA! JADE CANNOT BELIEVE IT!

Gavin Kirkland: Neither can these fans! They are on their feet, they, like all of us here in the booth, thought Jade Phoenix was heading to the Specialists Chamber! 

Eve: JADE IS PULLING HER OPPONENT UP…LOOKING FOR A SUPLEX OF SOME KIND BUT NIKKI PUSHES AWAY…JADE THROWS HER LEFT HAND UP… RIGHT JAB! THE BOP N JADE CONNECTS! JADE ONCE AGAIN GRABBING FOR THAT SUPLEX… SHE HAS NIKKI UP… JADED! BRAINBUSTER ON THE KNEE!

Gavin Kirkland: But Jade is writhing in pain… she dropped her opponent right on that bad knee in a fit of pure instinct! 

Deadprez: DROPPED HER ON THAT KNEE BUT YOU DONE BUSTED YOURSELF!

Eve: You’ve got that right… Jade is in pain, looking for anything she can do to pull herself back up… she finds it by grabbing the ropes but Nikki is already getting back to her feet… NIKKI CHARGES, DUCKING THE LARIAT, LUNGBLOWER TO JADE! THE DOUBLE-KNEE BACKBREAKER CONNECTS!

Gavin Kirkland: Action imposed Asthma dished out by Nikki Kimura… but where do you go from here! These women have each had counters for each other throughout the entirety of this match! 

Eve: Kimura looks to be measuring Jade for something… ANOTHER HURRICANRANA BY THE SMALLER COMPETITOR… JADE RISES UP INTO THE CORNER… RUNNING DROPKICK BY KIMURA! 

Gavin: She’s climbing to the top… but she’s got her back to her opponent and Jade takes advantage, cutting the legs and crouching Kimura onto the top rope! Jade climbing up behind her…

Deadprez: CRASH LANDING INCOMING!

Eve: You could be right about that Prez but which woman is going to come out on top of it! JADE LOOKS TO BE GOING FOR SOMETHING… TOP ROPE ELECTRIC CHAIR!? NO! KIMURA REVERSES MOENTUM AND DELIVERS A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB… SENDING JADE CRASHING TO THE MAT! 

Gavin: Both women are down…this match has taken so much out of both of them and it shows. Nikki is seated in the corner, looking at the damage she just inflicted upon her opponent… but what will she do to capitalize… IS THERE ANYTHING SHE CAN DO!?

Eve: NIKKI CHARGES BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH A URANAGE BACKBREAKER BUT AGAIN ONTO THAT BAD KNEE!

Gavin: Muscle memory is a bitch when you’ve only used one limb for all of those moves and Jade is learning that firsthand tonight!

Eve: She’s needing to take a moment to regroup as Nikki is writhing in pain! Jade goes to pick up her opponent again, ROLLUP BY KIMURA!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEE

TWWWWWWWWOOOO!!!!

THREE—

Gavin: NO! KICK OUT BY PHOENIX! BOTH WOMEN BACK TO THEIR FEET… PUMP KICK BY PHOENIX! RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX SENDING KIMURA FLYING BACK!

Eve: JADE LOOKING TO MEASURE NIKKI FOR SOMETHING… OFF THE ROPES… SPRINGBOARD CUTTER INCOMING… NOOO! KIMURA DROPPED DOWN, JADE JUST MISSED ANOTHER ONE OF HER POTENTIAL KILL SHOTS!

Gavin: MEASURING JADE… SUPERKICK FROM KIMURA! AND ANOTHER! JADE SENT STUMBLING BACK INTO THE ROPES, NIKKI SWEEPS THE LEG… SINGLE LEG CRAB! KIMURA USING THAT TECHNICAL PROWESS TO HER ADVANTAGE!

Eve: Jade is screaming in pain… scrambling to find any way she can out! SHE’S IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! 

Deadprez: AIN’T NOBODY HERE TO SAVE YA!

Gavin: JADE ROLLS TO HER BACK AND KICKS NIKKI OFF BUT “THE ANCHOR” HOLDS ON AND TRANSITIONS INTO AN ANKLE LOCK! NIKKI KIMURA IS HELLBENT ON TAKING PHOENIX’S LEG HOME WITH HER HERE TONIGHT! 

Eve: JADE ROLLS THROUGH WITH A FRONT ROLL, SENDING NIKKI FLYING… BOTH WOMEN CHARGING… BICYCLE KNEE FROM JADE, FOLLOWED UP BY ANOTHER EXPLODER… GRABS HER AGAIN, DEADLIFT RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX, SENDING NIKKI COLLAPSING TO THE CANVAS! 

Gavin: PHOENIX FOLLOWING UP WITH ANOTHER HUGE FOREARM TO HER KNEELING OPPONENT… GRABBING HER OPPONENT, POWERBOMB FROM PHOENIX! 

Deadprez: THROUGH THE CANVAS!

Gavin: Jade has gained the upper-hand here. Grabbing Nikki once again. I think Jade is looking to put this match away! 

Eve: She’s grabbing Nikki once again, maybe looking for Jaded once again. Suplex position…NO! NIKKI DROPS BEHIND, BACKPEDAL INTO THE CORNER, JADE CHARGES LOOKING FOR THE BURNING PHOENIX! NO! THE HELLUVA KICK MISSES… KIMURA GOES FOR A SCHOOLGIRL… JADE ROLLS THROUGH… JESUS!

Gavin: GERMAN SUPLEX INTO THE CORNER BY JADE PHOENIX, SENDING KIMURA CRASHING! NOW WHERE IS SHE GOING… UP TOP!? 

Deadprez: CLIMBING UP IN THE WORLD!

Eve: But neither woman is moving very quickly… Jade is packing that leg pretty hard. 

Gavin: NIKKI’S BACK UP…SPANISH FLY! THE CLASS ACT CONNECTS! 

Eve: BUT SHE STILL HAS A HOLD OF HER WRIST, PULLING JADE BACK UP TO HER KNEES… WRIST CONTROL ON BOTH ARMS… KAMMMMMIIIGOOOOYYEEEE!

Gavin: The Kamigoye connects! Kimura covers for the win!

OOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEE

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO

THRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Deadprez: KIMURA WINS! KIMURA WINS!

(‘Vroom’ by Hoodie Allen & Connor plays into a massive cheer as Nikki releases the leg of Jade.)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, AND QUALIFYING FOR THE SPECIALIST’S CHAMBER!!!! NIIIIIIIKKKKKIIIII KIMMMMMMMUUUUUUUURA!

(Kimura rises to her feet, grinning ear to ear. As the referee raises her hand in victory the crowd cheers! Nikki points around at the crowd and poses as Jade rolls out of the ring and is helped up the ramp by the assistants while still favoring her knee.)

(As Nikki continues to celebrate, we fade out of the arena to the backstage area.)

(Backstage, Mikaela Street stands in front of the women’s locker room. She has a mic in hand and looks into the camera.)

Mikaela Street: Hello Showdown fans, we saw what many called a very unique yet awesome match between Princess Candice Blair and Caroline that had every twist and turn that anyone could possibly imagine. They fought all over Disneyland in Tokyo and on top of that, we had some special guests thanks to Princess Candice as she was able to pick her own team of announcers. This feud had been going on for months, Caroline was a huge thorn on Candice’s side, but in the end, the Princess was able to score the win. Let’s look back at what happened at The Last Stand and the Disney Park Brawl!

(The footage switches to the Disney Park Brawl at The last Stand, the closing moments of the match.)

( Caroline pushes Woody out of the way and picks up Candice by the hair, she picks her up and slaps her a few times before throwing her out of Star Tours, she rolls down the ramp into the gift shop and Caroline grabs a rack of lightsabers and dumps it on Candice. )

Jack Sparrow: HEAVE HO!

GIVE NO QUARTER! LET THIS BE THE END OF IT! SHE DRAGS HER OUT OF THE GIFT SHOP

AND LOOKS UP….. THERE IS AN EVIL GRIN ON HER FACE! SHE IS POINTIN’ TO THE BLACK

PEARL! NO….  SHE IS POINTING TO…..

Gaston: :lupe:

Jasmine: :lupe:

Jack Sparrow: :roman:

( It is quite for a

moment….. )

Gaston: SPACE MOUNTAIN!

( Caroline picks up

Candice over her shoulders and takes her to Space Mountain. She walks over and

steps right into the ride, it is sitting there waiting to be boarded. Caroline

dumps Candice in there and then gets in, she doesn’t strap herself and instead

uses it to choke out Candice. )

Caroline: (Off Mic) And

now bitch…. You die.

Candice Blair: (Off Mic)

N….. never.

( The ride starts and

quickly takes off! )

Jasmine: THIS IS TOO

FAST! CAROLINE OS CHOKING OUT CANDICE AND HAS THE STRAP AROUND HER NECK! I

CAN’T WATCH THIS ANYMORE! CAROLINE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS READY TO MIST HER AGAIN!

SHE HAS HER BY THE THROAT AND THE RIDE IS GOING TOO FAST!

Gaston: I CAN BARELY SEE

WHAT IS GOING ON AND CAROLINE IS UP! SHE NEEDS TO BE CAREFUL BUT CANDICE IS

ALSO UP AND SHE PUSHES THE HEAD OF CAROLINE UP HIGHER…. THE BEAMS IN THE RIDE….

IF SHE HITS ONE…. NO!

Jasmine: YES! CANDICE IS

ALSO UP BUT HERE ARE THE BEAMS…. DISNEYLAND DESTROYER ON CAROLINE AND HER HEAD

BOUNCES OFF THE COASTER AND SHE….. SHE…. FALLS TO THE DARKNESS!

Jack Sparrow: CANDICE IS

ABLE TO JUMP BACK IN THE CAR AS THE COASTER STOPS!

( Candice quickly jumps

down to the bottom of Space Mountain and she looks for Caroline…. She sees a

track of blood and runs out to the outside where Caroline is down, barely

holding on, Candice looks down at her as Woody shakes his head, but Candice doesn’t

care….. she screams…. )

Jack Sparrow: Wait… what!?

( Suddenly all the Disney

Princesses run out and hop on top of Caroline, there must be a dozen of them as

Candice then climbs to the top, thirteen bodies on Caroline as Woody counts. )

Jasmine: I WISH WAS THERE

GO DISNEY PRINCESSESS!

Gaston: NOOOOOOO!

Woody:

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

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

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

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

Giselle: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….

PRINCESS CANDICE BLAIR!

( The Disney Princesses all get off

Caroline who is lying there bleeding and hurt. The Princesses start to

celebrate and lift Princess Candice up in victory as Rhapsody in Pink by Stela

Cole starts to play throughout the park, she can barely stand, and they hold

her up. )

Jasmine: The Disney Princesses win!

YES! YES! I AM GOING TO GO AND CELEBRATE WITH THEM!

Jack Sparrow: Oh look…. I finally

found the rum.

Gaston: Caroline was robbed, and I

want justice! The villains always lose in Disney movies!

( Candice turns back around and

realizes that Caroline has disappeared. She finds that a little creepy but

continues to celebrate as it transitions back to the arena where the fans

cheer, some boo. )

(The footage ends and goes back to Mikaela Street.)

Mikaela Street: A huge win for Princess Candice, some call it an upset, but others believe that this match was tailored to Candice’s strengths, but no one can deny that Caroline is a very dangerous woman, and her time is going to come wearing gold once again, but Princess Candice as well, is looking for some gold and could this be it? We did see what happened at the end of the match, Caroline disappeared. I have been looking all over the arena for Caroline, just went into the Women’s locker room, and before that I even went into the very back of the backstage area and even the boiler room. I searched through the rafters, there is no sign of Caroline, so my question is, what exactly is going to happen here, but the question now is, where is Caroline!? I will find out but until then, I have no answers. No one knows where Caroline is.

(Mikaela looks around again one more time, even peaking into the Women’s Locker room though that is not really a place that you will find someone like Caroline, but she still wanted to try one last time. She then turns to the camera.)

Mikaela Street: I will continue to search for her, but there is a good chance that she is not be here tonight and when will she show up? That is what makes Caroline so dangerous, she is unpredictable and will look for any opportunity she can to deliver a statement. Stay tuned for more details, but for now, Caroline is nowhere to be seen, more updates as they come through!

(Mikaela smiles and nods as the camera shifts to the offices of Kennedy Street.)

(Backstage in Kennedy Street’s office, the General Manager sits at her desk, legs crossed in a pair of baggy dress pants and white blouse, with matching pumps. She doesn’t look at all happy with AJAX standing in the corner, the door opens and Madison Kaline in her wrestling gear walks in.)

Madison Kaline: This better be good, I don’t have time for this and….

(But she is quickly interrupted.)

Kennedy Street: Shut up…. I am sick and tired of your crap.

(Shocked at the rudeness od the General Manager, Madison folds her arms, mouth agape.)

Madison Kaline: EXCUSE ME!?

(Kennedy stands up and walks up to Madison.)

Kennedy Street: Honestly at this point I wish I could excuse you. What is it with you veterans here in the EAW honey? Last year I dealt with prima donnas like Ms. Extreme and Kassidy Heart, this season I have you now though you’re more talk than anything, self0-entitled and not even worth the hassle, if it was up to me, you would have been traded already but neither Voltage nor Dynasty want you, Kennie wonders why?

Madison Kaline: That is a bold face like, they would kill for me!

Kennedy Street: Apparently not. Try not to oversell yourself Madison, because truth is, Kennie brought you to Showdown to bring some class and finesse to this brand, a veteran, Hall of Fame presence and instead you have been nothing more than a pain in the ass on Kennie’s beautiful rump. I expected more.  

(Madison simply rolls her eyes which doesn’t please the Showdown General Manager at all.)

Madison Kaline: Whatever, I don’t even know why you asked me to come here, because I wasn’t about to waste my time talking to you, this is pointless, and I have a match to get ready for of course against one of your losers that will never go anywhere. So, if you do not mind, I need to go now and stop listening to this gibberish.

Kennedy Street: Gibberish? In case you forgot, I’m your boss and have the power to do as I fit. It seems like a lot of people forget that especially you who constantly bad mouths Kennie in her promotional videos week after week and all of this, after Kennie gave you all those stupid demands. Like Fiji Water, your own dressing room, a parking spot close to the back door, special requests on your catering needs because you eat like a rabbit. I did all of those and still that wasn’t enough.  All you do is bitch and complain honey and blame management for your short comings.

(Again, Madison just sighs, looking down at her polished nails before glaring back up.)

Madison Kaline: Whatever, Kennedy. Are you done? Again, I have a match later and besides, you are looking at the new Answers World Champion after Road to Redemption.

Kennedy Street: Are you sure about that, honey?

Madison Kaline: Uh, yeah. I know that you didn’t think I could beat those two little losers that I defeated at The Last Stand. I’m leaving now.

Kennedy Street: Not yet. See, Madison, even Kennie will admit that you did surprise me when you won that match. I really thought that Delilah Rose or Ashlynn Quinn would take that match, but let’s be real honey, they pretty much took each other out and you did nothing.  And so now, even though I put you in a position to win the Answers World Championship, let’s call a spade a spade honey,, you never earned or deserved it.

Madison Kaline: Uh… I don’t think so. Too bad, but now you’re going to stomach me becoming the Answers World Champion.

(Kennedy actually smirks at the sound of that as she starts to pace.)

Kennedy Street: Are you now? The funny thing about all of this Madison is that this opportunity you have? I can easily take it away. Matter of fact, I don’t think you are going into that Elimination Chamber. You know why, because I want the BEST chamber match and most competitive and honestly, you don’t fit.

(The anger starts filling Madison’s face.)

Kennedy Street: What’s the matter? Are you angry, Maddie honey? I am done pandering to you! There are other roster members here that deserve it more and you just think that it is all yours!?  No bitch, NOT ANYMORE! You want to cross the boss!? Then this is what happens!

(Madison grabs Kennedy by the blouse but she also grabs Madison.)

Madison Kaline: YOU CAN’T DO THIS TO ME!

Kennedy Street: I JUST DID AND IF YOU THINK YOUR LITTLE HALL OF FAME STATUS OR FORMER WORLD TITLE MEANS NOTHING TO KEENIE, HONEY! I HAVE THE SAME ACCOLADES JUST NOT IN THE EAW AND IF YOU DON’T GET YOUR HANDS OFF ME, I WILL SUSPEND YOU INDEFINITELY!

Madison Kaline: THAT SPOT IN THE CHAMBER IS MINE!

Kennedy Street: TOO LATE…. BECAUSE I ALREADY GAVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE AND HE IS STANDING RIGHT BEHIND YOU HONEY!

(Madison let’s Kennedy go and slowly turns around and looks up as Scott Diamond stands face to face with her.)

Kennedy Street: After The Last Stand, Scott here deserves another shot at the Answers World Championship in the Extreme Elimination Chamber. Now Maddie, don’t you have a match to wrestle in?

(Kennedy smiles while Madison Kaline is seething.)

Madison Kaline: THIS IS NOT OVER!

Kennedy Street: Oh yeah, it is because I have other plans for you at Road to Redemption. Now get out of my office or I will have AJAX throw you out!

Madison Kaline: You just made the biggest mistake of your life!

Kennedy Street: I doubt that.

(Madison says nothing more and storms out of the office. Kennedy then pats Scott on the chest.)

Kennedy Street: You’re welcome.

(Scott Diamond smirks before he walks out as well. Kennedy brushes her hair back and fixes her blouse, heading back to her desk and sitting down. She then slowly starts to laugh at what she has done. The camera fades to ringside with Gina Romano.) 

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SET FOR ONE-FALL!

Crowd: ONE-FALL!

(“Hard Out Here for a Pimp” by Three 6 Mafia, Paula Campbell plays as Damien Kutcher steps out onto the stage. He basks in the boos from the crowd as he heads towards the ring.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, WEIGHING IN AT TWO-HUNDRED AND FORTY POUNDS, HE IS “MISTER HUSTLE & FLOW” DAMIEN KUTCHER! 

Deadprez: This man right here knows opportunity when he sees it. In the brief period that Kutcher has been on Showdown he’s proven just that. He scored a huge victory in a triple threat competition a few weeks back and now he’s looking to add a much bigger feather in his cap for this early on in his career. It doesn’t matter who thinks he can pull this one off tonight because he certainly thinks he can!

(“Hard Out Here for a Pimp” fades out and is replaced by “Exhibit C” by Jay Electronica. With that, the boos in the arena are replaced by thunderous cheers as PJ Hendrx appears. He takes in the crowd before heading down to the ring, shooting a smirk towards Kutcher.)

Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT, FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE POUNDS, HE IS ‘THE PHANTOM’ P! J! HENDRX!

Eve: No matter what he thinks, he has to know that this will be an uphill battle! PJ Hendrx is coming off a massive win at The Last Stand, defeating Daryl Kinkade to secure his spot in the Extreme Elimination Chamber at Road to Redemption! PJ has captured gold in the past, but this opportunity is far too big to allow any stop in momentum. Damien Kutcher could wind up in a bad spot very quickly if he underestimates the drive of Hendrx.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gavin Kirkland: And we’re finally off, but it looks like Damien Kutcher is extending his hand out for a handshake. Wow! What a respectful gesture from Kutcher, truly a brother of a higher class! PJ is of course hesitant, but he reaches out to shake the hand of Kutcher anyways. 

Eve: Kutcher pulls him in and then shoves him to the mat! Such “high class” right there. 

Gavin Kirkland: It’s called strategy Eve. It seems to have worked too as you can see PJ Hendrx get back to his feet, processing what just happened! Kutcher looks to capitalize with a dropkick, but Hendrx just steps to the side. He immediately follows up with that standing double foot stomp, driving his feet right down into the sternum of Kutcher! 

Deadprez: That right there on his face is what we call regret. And it looks we’re going to see that face for a little bit longer as Hendrix delivers a penalty kick right to the back of his opponent! He then gets Kutcher back to his feet and sends him into the corner. He hits the big man with a few forearms to soften him up before looking for a tornado DDT from the corner turnbuckle! 

Eve: Wait! Damien Kutcher is able to throw PJ Hendrx off of him, avoiding a nasty headache! Hendrx looks for quick recovery but is met with a nasty punch straight to the stomach! Kutcher follows up with a european uppercut! He looks to continue the punishment by lifting up PJ and dropping straight onto the ring ropes with a Gun Stun! The crowd is expressing their disapproval, but Kutcher seems to think that they want him to run that one back! He lifts up Hendrx and drops him onto the ropes once more! 

Kirkland: You know what I’m hearing? I’m hearing “one more time” and it seems that my man Damien agrees! He picks up PJ looking for the trifecta, but takes an elbow to the back of head! PJ is smart enough to create some distance between the two…but Damien looks for a spin kick to close the gap! PJ ducks under that massive leg and stuns his opponent with the pele kick! Damien stumbles back against the ropes before bouncing into a Jumping DDT! Hendrx just spiked Kutcher’s head into the mat!

Deadprez: Kutcher tries to get back to his feet, but it’s gotta be hard after that one! His opponent is kind enough to help him, lifting him up for the tiger suplex! But Kutcher refuses to leave the ground, resisting the maneuver! PJ lets him have his way and instead gets him with the backstabber! Kutcher started this match off with a smile on his face, but we haven’t seen it return since the opening. PJ has no intention of letting it come back either as he makes his way to the top rope.

Eve: He turns his back on his opponent, unmistakable confidence on his face! AND HE TAKES OFF WITH A MOONSAULT DOUBLE FOOT STOMP…KUTCHER ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Hendrx lands on the mat and rolls back into the corner where Damien sandwiches him with a stinger splash! He pushes his opponent back into the center of the ring! BICYCLE KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! A smile is back on the face of Kutcher as looks for the cover!

ONE!!!!!

TW-

Kirkland: The Phantom, ironically enough manages to stay alive! That could change soon as Damien immediately starts stomping on PJ! He then gets up close and personal with his opponent, mounting and delivering some hard punches! The confidence quickly returns to Damien Kutcher as he’s goading PJ into getting back to his feet! He stalks his opponent and then looks for the “Ridin’ Dir-” HENDRX DROPKICKS HIM IN THE BACK MID-TURN! He sends his opponent into the ropes…TIGER FEINT KICK! The tides have turned out of nowhere as Kutcher stumbles back! Hendrx now taunting Kutcher!

Deadprez: Kutcher doesn’t seem to appreciate that one bit! HE CHARGES AT HIS OPPONENT BUT HENDRX DODGES AND BRINGS DOWN A KICK ON THE BACK OF KUTCHER’S HEAD! He pulls him out onto the apron, looking for something nasty enough to cut the kid’s night short! APRON PILEDRIVER! PJ HENDRIX SPIKES DAMIEN’S HEAD INTO THE APRON! Damien sees a star whenever he looks in the mirror and he is seeing stars right now too! PJ takes a moment to breath before trying to lift the big man back inside the ring! He struggles to lift the unmoving 240 pound Damien Kutcher back into the ring! 

Eve: Almost acting on instinct, Kutcher drives his opponent into the barricade! He saves himself going back inside the ring, but he’s struggling to get back up! PJ on the other hand is in pain, but manages to get back in the ring. BUT NOT FOR LONG! PJ HENDRX WITH THE SUICIDE DIVE TO THE OUTSIDE! He crashes down on Kutcher right as he got back to his feet! He then quickly throws him back inside and hops onto the top rope! CATCH YOUR BREATH! PJ CONNECTS WITH THE PHOENIX SPLASH AND THIS ONE HAS TO BE OVER! COVER!

ONE!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!

TH-

Kirkland: KICK-OUT! Kutcher got that DAWG in him for sure! He manages to stay in this one, but I’m sure that Hendrx won’t let that be for much longer! He gets Damien back to his feet before rocking him with a superkick! He then looks to follow-up with a hurricanrana…KUTCHER CATCHES HIM! He lifts him up in the air for powerbomb, but instead releases it…DROPPING PJ INTO A VICIOUS UPPERCUT! Wasting absolutely no time, Kutcher picks his opponent back up and DRIVES HIM INTO THE MAT WITH A PUMPHANDLE SLAM! He rolls Hendrx back up and takes a step back…BEFORE UNLEASHING A CAPOEIRA KICK STRAIGHT TO THE SIDE OF PJ’S SKULL! That is a lethal combination of maneuvers right there! But Damien is looking for a headshot here…looking for something to put Hendrx down for good!

Deadprez: He begins a slow ascent to the top rope! That means that he is looking to finish things off here and now! He takes a moment to bask in what could be an amazing start to his EAW career! THAT MOMENT WAS ONE TOO MANY! Hendrx is back on his feet and he sprints towards Kutcher! A LEAPING ENZIGURI STUNS KUTCHER! Hendrx climbs to the top rope with his opponent and gets hit with some forearms! Kutcher responds with his own, trying to knock Hendrx back down to the mat! PJ finally falls down and Kutcher tries to recompose himself!

Eve: OH! PJ springs back up and knocks the ropes out from under Kutcher! That has to as he lands right on the family jewels! He begins to fall forward off the top rope but Hendrx catches him onto his shoulders! This can mean one thing as Hendrx manages to carry him towards the center of the ring! HUR-NO! Kutcher manages to land on his feet! CROSS-CHOP RIGHT TO THE THROAT OF HENDRX! HE THEN CONNECTS WITH THE “RIDIN’ DIRTY”! THE DISCUS CLOTHESLINE FINALLY CONNECTS AND IT TURNS HIS OPPONENT INSIDE OUT! Cover!

ONE!!!!!

TWO!!!!!

THR-

Gavin Kirkland: Another kick-out! Hate to say it, but this is the type of resilience that has led Hendrx to his level of success. Even when he should just give up, he doesn’t! Kutcher definitely seems irate at that, as he should be! He was this close to a win and he knows it! HE LOCKS INTO A MODIFIED OCTOPUS STRETCH! That is one big squid folks! At this point, he’s doing whatever it takes to wear down and inflict pain on his opponent! And when someone his size locks you into something like this, those things are sure to follow! You can see PJ gasping in pain, trying to reach out to the ropes to break the hold, but all of his limbs are tied up! I think maybe he should just tap out! He still has his chamber spot regardless of what happens!

Deadprez: But you cannot recuperate the pride that would be lost if he tapped out here! PJ knows that! That’s why he’s trying to lift Kutcher and drag himself towards the ropes! He’s getting close, but Kutcher tightens the hold! The crowd is willing PJ on here…AND HE GETS BACK UP! HE COLLAPSES INTO THE ROPES FORCING A BREAK! Kutcher releases the hold, but can’t believe what just happened! He immediately goes back in, driving his knees into the chest of Hendrx over and over again! The ref forces another break and Damien tells him to back off…but the ref ain’t having none of that! Look at ‘em, bickering in the ring when he needs to be focused on finishing his opponent!

Eve: He turns his attention back on PJ, who slips behind him! SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! DAMIEN LANDS ON HIS HEAD AND NECK! He struggles back to his feet into the corner, but PJ comes in quickly WITH A BACKFLIP KICK! This leaves a massive opening for “The Phantom” and he’s prepared to take advantage! He manages to get Kutcher up on his shoulders…HURRICANE! THE INVERTED DEATH VALLEY DRIVER MIGHT HAVE JUST ENDED THIS! Hendrx looks for the cover!

ONE!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!

THR-

Gavin Kirkland: Damien is still in the game! Mr Hustle and Flow is still hustling and flowing! PJ now looks to inflict some pain of his own! He goes to lock in “The Phantom’s Lost Cry” but Kutcher fights back! He shoves him away and rolls back to the outside of the ring! Hendrx of course sees an open opportunity here….SUICIDE DI-

Deadprez: KUTCHER CATCHES HIM WITH THE “RIGHT THURR”! HENDRX WAS INTERCEPTED BY A KNEE MID-FLIGHT! Damien then throws HENDRX over the barricade and rolls back inside the ring! This is a bad situation for Hendrx right now. He is out like a light, past ringside, this could be all she wrote right here! You can tell that Kutcher is thinking the same thing as he’s telling the ref to start the count on the outside!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

Eve: It looks like PJ is starting to get back up here! He’s got a hand on the barricade, trying to pull himself back up to his feet!FOUR!

FIVE! 

SIX!

Gavin Kirkland: He still won’t give up! He has managed to crawl over the barricade with the help of the fans! He is still collapsed at ringside though, meaning Kutcher still might have it!

SEVEN!

EIGHT!

N-

Deadprez: HE’S BACK INSIDE THE RING! I really thought that one was over! But no, PJ was not willing to let this one slip out of his hands! Kutcher is on him like a bee on honey, delivering a standing elbow drop! He then lifts up Hendrx and gets him with a suplex! He’s going wild here, desperately setting as he gets closer and closer to the upset! He hits PJ with a scoop slam and then drags him to position in the middle of the ring! He climbs to the top rope, this time it doesn’t seem like Hendrx is stirring! WE! FLY! HI-

Eve: PJ GETS HIS KNEES UP! THE FIVE-STAR FROG SPLASH BACKFIRES ON HENDRX! Both men are down in the middle of the ring! Say what you want, this has been a battle from bell-to-bell! Hendrx is the first one to get back up from that exchange! He begins to stalk his prey, waiting for Kutcher to get back on his feet…TELEKENI-NO! Kutcher leaps right over the spear attempt, sending Hendrx into the corner! Kutcher gets his head on straight before looking to take advantage…delivering a massive chop right to the chest of Hendrx! AND ANOTHER! HE JUST STARTS UNLOADING ON HIS OPPONENT!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh yeah, we ballin’! Damien has gone rapid-fire on Hendrx here, doing whatever it takes to put him down! He looks for one final chop…HENDRX DUCKS! KUTCHER SMASHES HIS HAND RIGHT ON THE CORNER POST! He lets out a cry of pain as he just hits steel full force! His hand might be broken here and look at Hendrx with the smile! He doesn’t give a damn! INSTEAD HE DROPS HIM WITH A SLINGBLADE! Kutcher manages to get to a knee but PJ is too fast on the draw! He tags with a roundhouse kick right in the side of the head! He looks for the cover but Kutcher rolls to the outside apron, preservation taking over!

Deadprez: Is that really a wise move? That apron is exactly where he got dropped on his head earlier in the match! If anything, he might have just played right into the hands of PJ Hendrx! And look at that, Hendrx follows him onto the apron, connecting with a few forearms to keep him nice and barely conscious! HE LOOKS FOR THE SECOND APRON PILEDRIVER! HE CAN’T GET DAMIEN UP! KUTCHER IS FIGHTING BACK WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS! HE LAUNCHES HIM OVERHEAD! HENDRX LANDS SPINE FIRST ONTO THE APRON! The tables have turned and Damien follows up with a massive elbow drop! Talk about between a rock and hard place! Kutcher rolls his opponent back inside for the cover!

ONE!!!!!

TWO!!!!!

THRE-

Eve: PJ kicks out right before the three! Damien was so close to getting the win there! He knows it too! He picks up PJ and slaps him across the face, knocking him back down! He gets him up again and does it once more! This goes beyond disrespect, he just wants to seize that spotlight so badly that there is nothing that he won’t do to get it! He looks for the trifecta…BUT PJ WITH THE SHOOT KICK! He stops Damien dead in his tracks with a brutal strike to the chest! He hits another! AND ANOTHER! He drives his opponent into the corner before GETTING HIM WITH A SPINNING WHEEL KICK! These guys have been beating each other to a pulp all night and it doesn’t seem like that is about to change! 

Gavin Kirkland: Damien tries to fight back with a devastating forearm! It’s not enough as PJ comes back with his own! They go back and forth BEFORE DAMIEN GETS HIM WITH A BICYCLE KICK! HE SENDS PJ INTO THE ROPES BUT HENDRX RETURNS WITH A BICYCLE KICK OF HIS OWN! Both men are stunned and wind up falling back into opposite corners! As they recover, they stare each other down…DAMIEN MAKES THE FIRST MOVE! He looks for a clothesline but PJ rolls right under it! Damien charges him again, but Hendrx uses the corner to flip right over him! Kutcher turns back around to keep up the offense…TELEKINESIS! THE SPEAR BY HENDRX! COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, ‘THE PHANTOM’ P! J! HENDRX!

Deadprez: It is PJ Hendrx who carries on his momentum here! You have to give hats off to the kid Damien! He fought like hell in that one, some might say that he almost had PJ’s number a few times there! Nonetheless, it is hard to match the resilience and the will of a man like Hendrx! A hell of a performance by Damien, but this night belonged to PJ Hendrx!

(“Exhibit C” by Jay Electronica plays as the crowd cheers on Hendrx. The camera cuts to Damien on the outside, a half-smile on his face like he proved something tonight. The camera transitions to some footage.)

[SCREEN BAR – EARLIER TODAY]

(Showdown would have been taken over as a sparkle and a glimmer would appear on the screen. We would see the magic kingdom, and what a beautiful sight it was. Soon it would pan over to Main Street U.S.A. As none other than “The Face Of Disney” herself, Candice Blair would be seen standing, she would take a deep breath, before proceeding to exhale.)

Candice Blair: Do you know why main street U.S.A. always smells so amazing? Because they use vanilla scent to make it smell like a freshly baked cookie 🤩 It may be the most fascinating thing, but that’s just the beauty of ✨️Disney✨️

(Candice expressed immense excitement as she looked around.)

Candice Blair: I have a parade to get ready for, but I felt it was necessary to give you beautiful people watching at home some Disney trivia. And In fact, I’m going to show you all where a secret Mickey is located!!! 🤩🤩 but don’t tell anyone 🤫🤫🤫 Follow me!

(Soon, it would transition and show Candice in a painfully uncomfortable spot, but it didn’t bother her at all. The camera man however, was struggling at keeping up with her. Finally after what felt like forever, traversing through bushes and branches.. Candice would pull back a branch, as a secret Mickey head would be shown.) 

Candice Blair: I want anyone who visits the park to add the #FoundItCandice and make sure to notify me that you found it, for a special shout ☺️☺️

(Candice smiled brightly at the camera, as she was soon away from the spot where we previously saw her, and now she was waving and taking pictures with fans and mascots.)

Candice Blair: This is my favorite part of returning home after such a huge victory, witnessing the ✨️good vibrations!✨️! 

(More cuts now, as Candice was taking photos with Chip & Dale, Donald and Goofy, Winnie and Tigger to name a few. Each individual time, she would be taking a picture with a younger toddler visiting the park. Soon Candice was done with all that now, as she sat inside Cinderella’s castle.) 

Candice Blair: Fairy godmother, now that the dark cloud has been lifted over the magic kingdom, do you believe more travelers will venture through in hope’s to see the beauty of our beloved home? 🥰

Fairy Godmother: Yes Candice! I believe that with your sacrifices of defeating the evil witch that ruled the land named Caroline, the sun will finally shine once more!

Candice Blair: Yes! Exactly! I have a vision that one day, myself and Prince Theron will sit along the throne, waving as the beautiful people travel across the gates, families visiting again, and children visiting for the first time ever, I aspire for nothing more than a safe place to call my own!

Fairy Godmother: I cannot wait for that, my beloved Candice, you are such a special individual, and now it is time for you to address the people of the magic kingdom!

(Candice nodded, standing up now as she would make her way out to the balcony of the castle, clapping and cheering for her arrival. Standing in front of the many gathered around, everything was perfect for Candice.)

Candice Blair: Beautiful people of the magic kingdom, how are we today? 🥰🥰🥰

(The cheering only got louder for Princess Candice. She would excitedly grip the bannister, looking around happily.)

Candice Blair: I look around here today, and all I can see are thousands of beautiful people. Families, couples, people just here to enjoy the day, and it makes me so thrilled. Because as “The Face Of Disney”, I envision a belief that this will always be the most magical place on earth. I want people to come in here and for the next 8 hours or well.. ✨️✨️However long you wish to stay!!!✨️✨️ all your worries are put aside, and nothing else can be bothered.

(The cheering only got louder as the claps ascended for Candice, she politely accepted them and waited for them to end before her next address.)

Candice Blair: For a while there, things began to get worrisome as.. there was a stormy, rainy cloud over my home. I felt as if it was inescapable, but it didn’t matter where I was! I could be with Mickey at Town Square Theater, and find myself feeling an eerie presence watching me from the balconies. I could be trying to enjoy Pete’s silly sideshow, and have her on the back of my mind. I didn’t want to address her name, due in part to the tremendous downpour that reigns upon us.. So please forgive me and hold your gaps but…. Caroline…

(The tension built up, as Candice looked down at everyone with a serious look on her face.)

Candice Blair: IS GONE FOREVER ✨️✨️✨️✨️🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🤩🤩🤩!!!!!

(The fans would soon reign down on Candice with loud cheers now, cutting out their silence. Candice gleefully awaited to address what would come next.)

Candice Blair: I thank all of you for standing by me, and keeping me afloat in the trying times, as your princess. I found myself blessed with a home field advantage in my match against Caroline at The Last Stand. I traversed through my home, knowing every obstacle. The mental aspect proved to be what I prevailed with over Caroline. And I stand before you all, victorious. With what was one of the most prideful days I have ever had in my EAW career. Now the question everyone is probably wondering is, where will the princess go next, now that she has everything under control.. and as 2023 comes to an end.. and we celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving here at the magic kingdom.. I want to spend it all cuddled up…withnotonlytheronnikolas.. but my own championship 🤩🤩!!

(The applause and whistles grew loudly as Candice soaked them in, that bright smile never leaving her face.)

Candice Blair: I know that the path I wind down upon, will be grueling! I know that it will make me rethink a lot of things in ways I never have before. But my disputes with Caroline taught me, this is just how it’s always going to be. And waving the white flag and surrendering is a no, no in my Kingdom! I will make all of you proud, and I hope that when the time comes.. I can see more little girls, holding their own championship replica, looking up to me 🥺! I can make a promise to all of you that The Last Stand was me putting my foot down, and establishing a boundary for my career! It is pivotal for me to move forward and make these steps! And now……. Here I am. I know that someday, all good things will come to an end, and another princess will take the mold, as I move on.. but that day isn’t for a very, very long time! I have so much left in the tank, and so many exciting things I wanna do 🤩. I really feel on cloud nine after defeating Caroline! It’s just… agh! 

(Candice would do a magical spin around with her arms out, before she rested on the balcony, she seemed so stargazed and amazed.)

Candice Blair: But alas, my kingdom. The time for talking is now over. It’s time for the… ✨️PARADE✨️!!! The pathway of the parade will begin in Mainstreet U.S.A. and traverse all the way through tomorrowland ✨️✨️🤩🤩!! And at the end of the parade, when my float has come to a halt, I will be greeting and taking pictures with my beautiful fans! See you all in 30 minutes!

(An excited Candice would run back inside her castle as the outpour to witnessing the parade was huge. We soon see brief highlights of Candice stepping onto her float, she was with Mickey and Minnie on said float. Mickey assisted his hand for her to step on the float.)

Candice Blair: Why thank you Mickey! Hopefully Minnie doesn’t get jealous 

(She chuckled at the joke, as now the cameraman was catching a view of her riding through the parade and blowing out kisses. The atmosphere was astonishing as Candice was just at her fullest extent living it up, she was shouting out and waving at fans that were happy to see her. All the while a marching band performing could be heard in the background. Finally, reaching their destination in Tomorrowland.. Candice would be seen hopping off the float with the assistance of Mickey Mouse once more. She looked at the camera smiling brightly.)

Candice Blair: Ah, this parade is perfect, but it’ll be even better when we have my glorious championship celebration really soon!!!!!!! Now, it has been wonderful celebrating with my family and the EAW universe.. But sadly, I have business to attend to. But don’t be sad that it’s finished! I like to think of the positives after the negative input and swarm Caroline tried attacking me with.. and really.. I am just blessed to have all of you! GOODBYE!

(Candice would blow a kiss to the camera, as an effect made the kiss shoot up to a wide shot of the park, as a sparkle would transition back to regular EAW programming.)

(Cutting to the back, we see Kyra Phillips standing by with a smiling Solomon Stane. Solomon is obviously still stoked about what happened at The Last Stand, and his huge victory over his Off-Brand Amphetamine partner Kirk Redwood. The arena gives him a mixed reaction as they appear on the video screen, but Solomon’s facial expression doesn’t change a bit. Kyra puts the mic between them, and she starts to speak.)

Kyra Phillips: Solomon, you have a huge grin on your face. I don’t think I need to guess why.

Solomon Stane: Is it that obvious Kyra?

Kyra Phillips: Afraid so… you’re certainly not hiding your emotions here.

Solomon Stane: No. And neither should I.

Kyra Phillips: Of course, it might be worth explaining to those that were living under a rock for the last few weeks. You defeated Kirk Redwood at The Last Stand and claimed your place in the Extreme Elimination Chamber at Road to Redemption.

Solomon Stane: Yes, I did, didn’t I?

(If anything, his grin gets even wider as he basks in the glory of what he accomplished just a week ago. He doesn’t seem to hold a tinge of guilt, in fact who he beat seems to enhance his feelings right now.)

Kyra Phillips: So, I guess the first question should be, besides the huge grin on your face, how are you feeling right now, having accomplished what was your primary goal?

Solomon Stane: How do I feel? I feel like I am now finally getting what I deserve. It’s been a long road for me to travel to finally get to this point. It’s been a tale of redemption that in the future will incentivize entire generations, it truly is that big of a deal. Beating Kirk of course came with an element of guilt, we have traveled the world together, and of course I would have preferred it not to be him. But rest assured, when that opportunity presented itself, I was always going to take advantage. No matter who the opponent was.

Kyra Phillips: And now, you have an even bigger opportunity off the back of it.

Solomon Stane: That I do Kyra, I will now be involved in one of the marquee matches in this company, the Extreme Elimination Chamber, and trust me when I say quite conclusively, I have no intention of losing now I have come this far. I have been waiting for this for a long time, and having faced Adam Lucas only a few weeks ago, I know that I can beat him, especially with the stakes so high.

Kyra Phillips: Care to elaborate on that comment?

Solomon Stane: I admire Adam for wanting to be a fighting champion, but ultimately that will be to his cost in the Chamber. Knowing that, I understand that this is my chance to break out, and become the Answers World Champion, and finally conclude this long road back that I have been on. I don’t think anyone could ever understand how much this means to me. How much it means to have made good on my promises and give myself a shot at greatness. There was a time when I didn’t believe I’d still be competing, but this… is something else.

Kyra Phillips: Going back to the fact you have faced Adam before, what did you learn from that match?

(Solomon laughs, obviously entertained by the question.)

Solomon Stane: Honestly, I learned that just like myself, Adam is on a journey of validation. He is a good Champion, but he isn’t a great Champion, and maybe that is because of his young age. Yes, I have faced him before, and he got the victory, but the Chamber is something else, the ultimate equalizer. I’ve listened to him, and you can hear his doubt with regards to that structure, but in my eyes, that Chamber was built specifically for me. I’ve been in a cage all my life, and I’m used to it, and I will use all those elements to succeed. That’s a given. Adam, and all the others are going to recognize pretty quickly that I’m not in there to make up the numbers. The Extreme Elimination Chamber is MY domain, it isn’t Adam’s as proven by the last two years. And the thing is, I think even the Champ recognizes that, and that he can’t do a thing…

(At that point, Kirk Redwood walks into shot and is obviously not happy with his current situation. He had expected a lot at The Last Stand as well but hadn’t gotten what he wanted. Nothing like it in fact. The fact that Solomon is still smirking as he approaches possibly irks him even more.)

Kirk Redwood: Sounds to me like you’ve already moved on

Solomon Stane: Just answering the questions as they are presented. I’m sure if you had won you would be doing the same. But you didn’t win, did you?

Kirk Redwood: No, I didn’t. I guess congratulations are in order.

Solomon Stane: Very big of you… acknowledging the better man.

Kirk Redwood: You won one match Solomon, that’s all.

Solomon Stane: The only match that mattered

Kirk Redwood: Well, you are making it sound like you were the reason Off-Brand Amphetamines were successful.

Solomon Stane: Well…

(Kirk shakes his head, obviously trying not to react to Solomon’s obvious digs at him.)

Kirk Redwood: You know something, I walked over here to bury the hatchet, but it seems you got other ideas. That’s alright though bro, because I’m in the Cash in the Vault tournament and I’m going to win it.

Solomon Stane: Like you were going to beat me?

Kirk Redwood: I’ll admit, you got me. But WHEN I win that tournament, I hope you somehow manage to become World Champion. Because if you do, you can bet I will take great pleasure in cashing in on you… and taking that title for myself.

(Solomon is left in shock, and Kirk goes to walk away. Solomon though grabs him by the shoulder, Kirk spinning around and lifting his fist, looking like he is going to punch him in the face. Kirk stops himself, but Solomon sees the action.)

Solomon Stane: What’s that all about? We done as the OBA brother?

(Kirk scoffs, not really believing what he is hearing.)

Kirk Redwood: You tell me… “brother.”

(Kirk slips Solomon’s hand off his shoulder and walks away, leaving Solomon to look on.)

(‘A Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ – Yoko Takahashi plays as the crowd immediately boos as Usagi Senshi walks out onto the stage not paying any attention to the crowd reaction with her eyes laser focused on the ring as she takes a deep breath and makes her way down the ramp.) 

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM OKINAWA, JAPAN…WEIGHING IN AT 115 POUNDS…SHE IS “THE MASTER OF EXCELLENCE”….USAAAGGIII SEENNNSHHIIII!!!!

(‘O Fortuna’ by Carl Orff plays and Madison mow comes out smiling at the boos she is getting from the crowd. She scans the crowd before paying no attention and making her way to the ring focused on the task at hand with all eyes on Usagi and victory.) 

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT….FROM TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA…WEIGHING IN AT 120 POUNDS….SHE IS “THE MISTRESS OF DEATH”….MADISONNNNN KAALLIINNNEEEE!!!!

(Her theme fades as Madison and Usagi stand on opposite ends of the ring from one another as the referee calls for the bell.) 

(Ding! Ding! Ding!) 

Deadprez: And this match between Usagi and Madison is underway as they step towards each other in the center of the ring holding their right hands up looking for a little test of strength to start the match before quickly backing up and circling the ring just waiting on the other to make the first move. After several moments, the two finally lock up in a collar and elbow tie-up! Usagi then manages to get Madison in a side headlock but not for long as Madison runs and pushes her off to the ropes, but Usagi slides under the legs before turning around to face her and she flips her forward with a snapmare before applying a chinlock! A chinlock is applied on the Hall of Famer as Madison tries to get back to a vertical base. Madison gets up to a knee before driving the elbow into his midsection before doing it again as Usagi loosens her grip a bit on her head ….AND THEN SHE DELIVERS THE BACK SUPLEX CREATING SOME SEPARATION BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM FOR THE MOMENT! 

Gavin Kirkland: Madison quickly hops back up to her feet and she’s eager for Usagi to get up as she runs and takes her down with a jumping clothesline, and then runs off the ropes and delivers another one! Madison is feeling all the momentum in her favor as Usagi then swings at her head but she ducks it and drives Usagi chest first into the corner before rolling her up from behind – BUT USAGI HELD ON TO THE TURNBUCKLE! Usagi held on as Madison rolls forward to her feet and charges at her in the corner but Usagi stops her dead in her tracks with a kick to the midsection before….USAGI SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE AND DELIVERS A SPLASH BEFORE FOLLOWING IT UP WITH THE FIRST COVER OF THIS MATCHUP!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

Eve: And a quick kickout from Madison as they both race up to their feet and charge at one another….AND MADISON SENDS USAGI FLYING OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH THE BACK BODY DROP! Madison looks over to the top rope as she climbs up high looking to keep this flurry of momentum rolling….AND MADISON OFF THE TOP ROPE AND TAKES OUT DARYL WITH A MOONSAULT ON THE OUTSIDE!!

(Instant replay of Madison Kaline delivering a moonsault off the top rope on the outside.)

Deadprez: This match is off to a fast start as the Madison looks to take advantage of Usagi being in a vulnerable spot here as she quickly rolls her back inside the ring before hopping up on the apron and begins measuring her up as she stirs back to her feet and turns around to face her…..AND MADISON TAKES HER OUT WITH A SLINGSHOT SPEAR ALMOST SLICING HER IN HALF BEFORE HOOKING THE LEG FOR THE COVER!!

Eve: And the kickout from Usagi as Madison wastes no time in going back on the attack and puts her in a sleeper hold! Usagi is trying his best to get back to a vertical base but Madison isn’t making it easy in the slightest applying as much pressure as she can on that head. But she does eventually as she drives her elbow into her stomach before running off the ropes – AND MADISON TAKES HER DOWN AGAIN WITH A SPINNING DOUBLE LEG LARIAT!! She then mounts over her and begins to drive the forearm into her face repeatedly as Usagi is trying her best to cover up but isn’t having much luck in doing so! Madison is on a roll right now and quickly gets her up off the mat, but before we could know what she had in mind, Usagi catches her off guard out of nowhere by delivering a European uppercut across the jaw that causes her to stumble back a few feet! Madison then retaliates by throwing a right hand! Then another European uppercut from Usagi as both of them are going back and forth with one another exchanging blows with one another!  Who is going to gain the upper hand? 

Deadprez: Madison attempts to throw another right hand, but Usagi this time blocks it before jumping up and delivering a high knee across the bridge of the nose that sends Madison back into the corner as she takes a second to catch his breath before.. …AND HERE COMES USAGI WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM CHARGING AT HER IN THE CORNER AND DELIVERS THE RUNNING KNEES TO THE CHEST BEFORE FOLLOWING IT UP WITH A MONKEY FLIP AS MADISON LANDS BACK FIRST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! Usagi doesn’t stop there looking to keep this momentum going for herself as she steps through the rope and makes her way up to the top turnbuckle, what could she possibly have in mind here? AND USAGI LOOKS DOWN AT MADISON BEFORE LEAPING OFF GOING FOR A SHOOTING STAR PRESS – BUT MADISON GOT THE KNEES UP!!! MADISON GOT THE KNEES UP DRIVING THEM INTO HER CHEST AS USAGI TOOK A RISK AND IT BACKFIRED!!! MADISON THEN TRANSITIONS INTO AN INSIDE CRADLE PIN OUT OF NOWHERE!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT USAGI REVERSES AND FLIPS IT INTO AN INSIDE CRADLE PIN OF HER OWN!! 

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

Eve: It’s a race back to their feet between the two of them again as Madison runs looking for the clothesline, but Usagi ducks it before delivering several palm strikes to the chest and kicks to the lower body – AND THEN SHE JUMPS UP AND HITS AN ENZIGURI KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD AS MADISON DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE! Usagi looks to take full advantage of this window of opportunity here as she runs off the ropes…AND USAGI RUNS UP BEHIND HER AND DELIVERS THE “ACE-PLEX!!” THE HIGH ANGLE THROWING GERMAN SUPLEX! She doesn’t stop there as she drops down AND SHE LOCKS IN THE ANACONDA VICE SUBMISSION HOLD AND MADISON IS TRAPPED WITH NOWHERE TO GO!!

Deadprez: Madison though is refusing to give up as she tries to drag herself over to the ropes but she still has a ways to go! Madison continues to drag herself there and she’s now inches away with her free hand – AND SHE REACHES OUT AND GRABS IT FORCING THE BREAK!! Madison barely gets to the ropes as Usagi gets up and tries to drag her back to the middle of the ring by her feet, but Madison uses her foot to kick her straight in the face as Usagi stumbles back a few feet buying Madison enough time to get back up to her feet, AND HERE COMES USAGI CHARGING AT HER WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM…BUT MADISON SIDESTEPS AND SENDS USAGI SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL RING POST THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE! Madison looks to have the upper hand as she pulls her out of the corner – AND SHE JUMPS DRILLS HER WITH “M.O.D”!!! THE FAMASSER CONNECTS AS MADISON FLIPS HER OVER AND HOOKS THE LEG GOING FOR THE VICTORY HERE!!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: KICKOUT FROM USAGI!! Madison then pops up to her feet and looks to go back on the attack right away as she runs trying to drive the knee into the side of her skull, but Usagi sidesteps it before running and clotheslining her over the top rope, but she’s unaware that Madison held on to the apron as she waits for her to turn around….and she hits her with a stiff forearm before going for a slingshot spear from the apron – BUT USAGI CATCHES HER WITH A SOCCER STYLE KICK TO THE FACE! Madison is a sitting duck right there as the upper half of her body is hanging off of the second rope….. AND USAGI THEN GRABS HER BY THE HEAD…AND DELIVERS A ROPE HUNG DDT SPIKING HER HEAD INTO THE MAT! 

Eve: She takes a second to shake the cobwebs out and catch her breath in the corner before she turns around and turns her focus to her once more as she goes and picks her up from her front grabbing her by the head…BUT I THINK SHE MAY HAVE WAITED A LITTLE TOO LONG AS MADISON DROPS USAGI DOWN TO THE MAT AND LOCKS IN A CROSSFACE!! USAGI TAKING A LITTLE TOO LONG THERE ENDED UP BITING HER AS SHE TOOK EYE OFF THE BALL AND MADISON TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT SMALL WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY AND THE CROSSFACE IS LOCKED IN DEEP HERE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! MADISON WRENCHING BACK ALMOST BENDING HER BODY LIKE A PRETZEL AS USAGI TRIES TO SCRAMBLE AND FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS!! Usagi begins to drag her way slowly over to the ropes and she reaches out for that bottom rope….AND USAGI FLIPS THE PRESSURE OVER INTO A PIN OUT OF NOWHERE!!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: MADISON REVERSES IT BACK OVER INTO THE CROSSFACE AND USAGI IS ONCE AGAIN TRAPPED WITH NOWHERE TO GO!! Usagi begins to crawl and drag her way over to the ropes and she’s a few feet away now as he tries reaching out…but not quite there! AND SHE TAKES ONE BIG LUNGE AND GRABS IT AS MADISON IS FORCED TO LET GO OF THE CROSSFACE AND IT’S SAFE TO SAY THAT SHE’S NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT AT ALL!! My guess is that was out of both pure adrenaline and desperation. Madison uses the full five count before letting go and wastes no time in going back on the attack giving Usagi no time to recuperate as she begins to stomp the life out of Usagi as she lays on the ring apron clutching to that bottom rope for dear life at this point just trying to survive this flurry from Madison. 

Eve: But she can’t hold on for much longer as Madison successfully drags her away from the ropes – THEN STOMPS ON HER HEAD AS HARD AS SHE POSSIBLY CAN!! That was vicious right there as Madison now looks up top and might be looking to put this match away for good as she steps out onto the apron and makes her way up to the top rope – AND SHE LOOKS DOWN AT USAGI’S LIFELESS BEFORE SHE LAUNCHES HERSELF AND  GOES FOR HER “MADDIE BOMB” MOONSAULT FROM THE TOP ROPE….BUT NOBODY HOME AS USAGI MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT!! Usagi is up and notices that Madison is in a vulnerable spot here and gets her in position – “”CRITICAL DARLING!!!” THE SAMOAN DRIVER CONNECTS AS USAGI GOES FOR THE COVER AND THE WIN!! WILL THIS BE ENOUGH TO PUT MADISON AWAY?!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

Eve: HER FEET ARE ON THE ROPES!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE!!!

Eve: NO IT’S NOT AS MADISON SURVIVES DESPITE USAGI TRYING TO USE THE ROPES TO HER ADVANTAGE AND KEEPS THE MATCH ALIVE!! Usagi is in a state of disbelief as she thought for sure she had the match won as she pounds the mat in clear frustration arguing with the referee for a moment but she doesn’t let it get to her for long as she looks to go back on the offensive here as Usagi then doesn’t waste any more time as she gets her up and then runs off the ropes looking to go for “Fatality” – SHE GOES FOR HER RUNNING KNEE BUT MADISON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AVOIDING DISASTER AT THE LAST SECOND AND DRIVES USAGI BACK FIRST INTO THE CORNER BEFORE HITTING SEVERAL SHOULDER THRUSTS TO THE MIDSECTION OF USAGI! Madison then delivers several palm strikes and kicks to the lower body as Madison looks to have taken control back in this one as she picks her up and sits her on the top rope. This can’t be good as she goes up top with her. What does she have in mind here?! :lupe: 

Deadprez: SHE IS GOING FOR A SUPERPLEX…BUT USAGI IS TRYING WITH ALL SHE’S GOT TO BLOCK IT AND PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING! Usagi throws shots to the ribs causing her to let go of her…AND NOW IT’S A BATTLE FOR CONTROL BETWEEN THE TWO ON THAT TOP ROPE AS THEY DELIVERS BLOWS TO ONE ANOTHER BACK AND FORTH! AND OH MY –  USAGI LOOKS TO HAVE GAINED THE UPPER HAND AS SHE THROWS A HARD HEADBUTT THAT HAS MADISON TEETERING ON THAT TOP ROPE NOW JUST BARELY HANGING ON UP THERE AND USAGI LOOKS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.  BUT BEFORE SHE COULD TRY TO DO ANYTHING, MADISON RESPONDS BACK LUNGING FORWARD WITH A STIFF FOREARM SHOT OF HER OWN BEFORE….MADISON SETS HER UP ONCE AGAIN AND THIS TIME IT CONNECTS!!! SHE DELIVERS A HUGE SUPERPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE, WHAT ELEVATION SHE GOT ON THAT!! She stands back up holding her back as she took some damage on that superplex as well and doesn’t go for the cover instead opting to inflict even more damage on Usagi here as she begins measuring Usagi who slowly stumbles back up not having a clue on where she is at the moment….AND MADISON JUMPS UP AND GOES FOR M.O.D FOR A SECOND TIME …..AND IT CONNECTS FOR THE SECOND TIME AS SHE CRAWLS OVER TO MAKE THE COVER ONCE SGAIN!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!!

Eve: KICKOUT AGAIN FROM USAGI!!! Now it’s Madison who has let some frustration get to her a little bit. Madison now thinks of what to do next in order to put her away for good as she looks at the top rope. Madison rolls under the bottom rope and begins to climb up the top rope as she looks down at the motionless body of Usagi on the mat. She stands up tall on the top …AND SHE LAUNCHES AND GOES FOR HER “MADDIE BOMB” MOONSAULT FIR A SECOND TIME – BUT NOBODY HOME AGAIN AS USAGI GETS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND!! Madison decided to go high risk again and this time it might just end up costing her this match as Usagi looks like his life just flashed before her eyes knowing just how close Madison was to hitting that and perhaps putting the match away for good. 

Deadprez: Both Usagi and Madison are down now in the center of the ring as we are back at square one in this match with these women before they both slowly begin to crawl away from one another before pulling themselves up with the ropes and turning around to face one another…..AND MADISON DRIVES HER FOREARM INTO USAGI’S FACE, BUT USAGI RESPONDS BACK AS SHE DELIVERS ANOTHER STEP UP KNEE TO THE FACE THAT DRIVES MADISON OFF THE ROPES AND INTO HER ARMS WHO HITS A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!! Usagi now is the one who can sense that the end might be near as she is stalking Madison like a predator does to its prey looking to take advantage of her being in a vulnerable spot. Maddie stands up and turns around before Usagi tries to go for “Cryptic Blitz” ….BUT MADISON ESCAPES IT – AND OH MY GOD!!! MADISON JUMPS UP AND LOCKS IN “DEATH’S GRASP!!!!” THE HELL’S GATE CHOKE IS APPLIED ON USAGI AND USAGI RIGHT NOW IS LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER RIGHT NOW IN A PANIC ON WHAT TO DO IN ORDER TO SAVE HERSELF!! THAT LITERALLY CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND USAGI IS IN SOME REALLY DEEP TROUBLE RIGHT NOW!!

Gavin Kirkland: Usagi is still fighting and is aware of where she is as she knows the ropes are only a few feet away but does she have enough left in him to get there? USAGI REACHES OUT – BUT SHE LOOKS TO BE FADING! She might just be completely out here….OR IS SHE….USAGI USES PURE ADRENALINE AND PICKS MADISON UP AND TOSSES HER INTO THE CORNER HITTING A BUCKLE BOMB CAUSING MADISON TO BREAK “DEATH’S GRASP!!” Madison’s head whiplashed pretty hard there off the turnbuckle as she steps out from the corner – AND USAGI HOLDS HER THROAT IN SERIOUS PAIN BEFORE SHE DRILLS MADISON WITH A SUPERKICK DROPPING HER LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES AS WE’RE BACK AT SQUARE ONE ONCE AGAIN BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM AS THEY ARE BOTH DOWN YET AGAIN! What a match this has been so far but Usagi has to take advantage right here.

Eve: After several moments both begin to stir at the same exact time staring at one another in the face as they do….AND A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION FROM USAGI AS HE LOOKS TO HIT HER “CRITICAL DARLING” SAMOAN DRIVER FOR A SECOND TIME, BUT MADISON COUNTERS THIS TIME TRANSITIONING IT INTO AN ARM DRAG BEFORE THEY RUN AT EACH OTHER ONCE MORE…AND MADISON GETS HIM OUT OF NOWHERE WITH AN INSIDE CRADLE PIN!!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE!!!

Deadprez: MADISON RETURNS THE FAVOR HOLDING THE ROPES FOR LEVERAGE!!!!

Deadprez: AND THE KICKOUT AGAIN DESPITE MADISON TRYING TO TAKE A SHORTCUT THIS TIME!! Man it couldn’t get any closer than that was as they both race up to their feet here as Usagi runs at Madison – BUT MADISON COUNTERS BY HITTING THE FLAPJACK AS USAGI HITS THE TURNBUCKLE FACE FIRST AND MADISON MIGHT HAVE HER EXACTLY WHERE SHE WANTS HER HERE – BUT WAIT…LOOK UP ON THE RAMP!!

Eve: IT’S DEVOLUTION!! Halsey and Pandora are making their way down to the ring slowly as Madison tries paying no attention to it turning her focus back on Usagi….BUT HALSEY RUNS UP ON THE APRON DISTRACTING THE REFEREE, AND USAGI COUNTERS BY PULLING MADISON’S ARM BACKWARD AND MADISON LANDS ON THE SECOND ROPE – LOOK!! PANDORA JUST DROVE BY AND HIT MADISON IN THE FACE WITH BRASS KNUCKLES BEFORE SHE DUCKS DOWN AS THE REFEREE HAS NO CLUE AS HE WAS DEALING WITH HALSEY ON THE APRON!! 

Deadprez: A setup hit and run there from Devolution as I don’t think Usagi has any clue of what has just gone down as Halsey steps off the apron with her hands up in innocence and Madison very slowly stands up to face Usagi as she runs off the ropes – AND SHE TAKES MADISON DOWN WITH “FATALITY!!!” THE RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE AS SHE CRAWLS OVER AND HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE WIN!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!) 

(‘A Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ – Yoko Takahashi plays as the crowd boos and Usagi stands to get her hand raised. The replay is shown on how the match ended and Usagi simply just shrugs her shoulders not caring that Devolution played a factor just happy to get the huge win for herself.) 

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….USSSAGGGIII SEENNNSHHIIII!!

Eve: Well chalk up the assist easily to Devolution there who made their presence known with distracting the referee and the brass knuckles hit which allowed Usagi to take advantage and by the look on Usagi’s face, she doesn’t care in the slightest because in the end, she walks out with her hand raised in victory.

(Usagi celebrates her win up the ramp while her theme fades away and we pan back to the ring where Devolution enters the ring and both begin stomping away at the body of Madison on the ground before Halsey gets her up and holds up the lifeless body of Madison.)

Eve: It looks like Devolution ain’t done looking to inflict even more damage here as Halsey holds her up….AND PANDORA DELIVERS ANOTHER BLOWS TO THE FACE WITH THE BRASS KNUCKLES!!! Madison is completely defenseless as Pandora now….PANDORA DRILLS HER WITH “CATASTROPHE”!!! THE FRONT HEADLOCK DRIVER ON MADISON AS BOTH PANDORA AND HALSEY STAND OVER THE LIFELESS BODY OF MADISON!

(“Her” by Megan Thee Stallion starts to play as Kennedy Street, the General Manager of Showdown slowly walks out and stands on the stage, the fans boo as she smiles, waving at the crowd. The music fades.)

Kennedy Street: Thank you for the warm welcome, honey. Madison, Kennie told you earlier and will tell you again, this didn’t have to happen had you just known your role as a veteran presence to give this roster credibility. A Hall of Famer, a former World Champion and instead you wanted to play games with the General Manager, huh? No, that was too easy, so you wanted to pull a Ms. Extreme, question my authority, put your hands on Kennie and piss me off! 

(The crowd continues to boo. Halsey Neel has sat up the unconscious Madison Kaline who’s head had slumped over after the brass knuckles and some devastating moves from Usagi Senshi and Pandora Paisley.)

Kennedy Street: Kennie knows that you are in a deep sleep right now, but we’ll make sure that you watch this footage. Kennie already took you out of the Extreme Elimination Chamber because there were other plans so here, they are. See, Devolution is mad, Pandora and Halsey Neel fought their cute little tooshies off at The Last Stand and have formed a Tag Team, wanting to impress and maybe go after some tag team gold, so why not start with you. See, honey, Kennie loves to give opportunity, and you are going to be facing Halsey and Pandora in a tag team match at Road to Redemption. 

(As the crowd cheers to the news, Kennedy though is not done.)

Kennedy Street: But…. since you have no friends on showdown or any brand now that Kennie thinks about it as no one likes you anyway bitch, Kenie is going to give you ONE week to find a partner. So, by the end of Showdown next week, if you don’t have a partner, you will face these two beautiful, powerful and future champions…. ALL ON YOUR OWN! 

(The arena explodes in boos.)

Kennedy Street: Enjoy the BRITISH INVASION….. Bitch.

(Kennedy tosses the mic and walks off as “Her” starts to play again, Halsey drops Madison back to the mat as her and Pandora stand over the fallen body of Kaline and raise their hands.)

Eve: What the hell was that? I mean, Madison Kaline is insufferable but even she didn’t deserve this! Madison Kaline now has to face this tag team of The Devolution that is now called THE BRITISH INVASION!? Who is she going to find!?

Gavin Kirkland: NO ONE! Madison Kaline has burned every bridge imaginable! No one is going to team with her! 

Deadprez: Much as I hate to agree with Gavin Kirkland… I think he is right dawg. She has a week to find someone, but I think Madison might be going at this alone. 

(The final shot is of Pandora and Halsey standing over Madison as Showdown takes a commercial break.)

(We cut to the back, and in particular Kennedy Street’s office. Inside it is already Chef Viz, and Dr Angelo D’Angelo. Kennedy is already seated at her desk after the altercation right before the commercial break with Madison Kaline out in the ring.)

Kennedy Street: So, Gentlemen, what can I do for the two of you? Hope you’re not looking to stir up trouble… got a lot going around at the moment

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: I’m sure a lot of that is by your own design

Kennedy Street: You know me so well honey. Kennie always knows how to get the best out of her roster.

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: I hope that is correct Ms. Street, and it is the reason that we are here.

Kennedy Street: Well. Kennie is a very busy woman honey so if you could get on with it, it would be appreciated. I’m sure you understand this Showdown doesn’t run itself.

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: Of course, we understand.

Chef Viz: Enough of the small talk, I want to know what’s next for your crowning glory here on Showdown.

Kennedy Street: You’re here to talk about Pandora Paisley?

(Kennedy and Pandora had a lot of time for each other, Kennedy the reason that Pandora was here in the first place. It was no secret that the two of them had spent a lot of time together.)

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: Let’s not play games, you know full well that we are talking about my friend here.

Kennedy Street: Friend honey? I thought he was a client.

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: Viz is both, and thus, I need to know what the plan is going forwards. He’s been involved in way too many petty squabbles now, and it’s time for you to stop with this façade of Adam Lucas as champion…

Chef Viz: He isn’t a BAD Champion, just isn’t as good as me.

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: That be as it may… I know you have set your stall out as the ‘future’ of EAW, but there comes a time when you need ‘star quality’ to steer the ship.

Chef Viz: What he’s saying is Lucas is a little… vanilla.

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: You’ve got to see Ms. Street, that people like ARIA getting a World Championship shot before my friend here, is tantamount to a breach of contract. You know as well as I do, you need him as your World Champion, until everyone else on this brand is ready to carry that burden. This little ‘trial’ you have been conducting needs to come to an end, and a real champion to be put in place. Otherwise, Dynasty and Voltage will continue to have the edge…

Chef Viz: Hold on now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Showdown still has the best show. And Adam Lucas has been doing the best he can.

Kennedy Street: So, what you are saying is you want me to give you a title shot off the back of your performance at the Last Stand?

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: That’s precisely what we are saying, and we expect you to acknowledge that we are right.

(Kennedy scrunches up her nose. If there was something that she didn’t like it was being talked down to, and that was exactly what was happening.)

Kennedy Street: Let’s get one thing straight honey. If you want something from Kennie, you are going entirely the wrong way about it. I understand that he is a major star, but that doesn’t mean that he is any more important than anyone else. Adam and I have had our disagreements, but I am satisfied with his tenure as champion.

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: Each to their own…

Kennedy Street: Yes, and just so we are clear, it is MY opinion that matters around here.

(Dr Angelo looks like he is about to say something, but Viz is reading the room and interjects.)

Chef Viz: I think what the Doc was trying to say is I beat SOSA fair and square…

Kennedy Street: Yeah right, about that honey.

Chef Viz: …I beat him fair and square, and delivered the performance of Showdown.

Kennedy Street: Debatable.

Chef Viz: Look, we both know… I’m worth more. All this season, I have been doing what you have asked without any angst. All I’m saying is why don’t you cook something up for Vizzy as opposed to me doing all the work in the Kitchen.

(Kennedy pauses, thinking through it for a few moments, before she comes up with an idea.)

Kennedy Street: You know what, because Kennie is in a good mood after The Last Stand which was obviously the best brand show of the three, I’m going to do you both a solid. Dr Angelo D’Angelo, I’m not going to fire you for your words of disrespect. NEVER talk to me like that in my own office like that again… clear?

(Dr Angelo D’Angelo looks to respond, but Viz comically puts a hand over his mouth, keeping him quiet.)

Kennedy Street: And as for you, seeing as you obviously cooked at The Last Stand, I’m going to count that as your qualifying match. Viz, I’m going to give you a coveted spot in the Extreme Elimination Chamber. Now say thank you Kennie.

(Viz does a little celebratory dance and takes his hand off Dr Angelo D’Angelo’s mouth.)

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: I’m sorry for any disrespect…

(Viz gives him a look that says, ‘suck up’, but they had gotten what they wanted.)

Dr Angelo D’Angelo: We love our White Angel, and we promise to bring that Answers World Championship home.

Kennedy Street: White Angel?

(Viz nods his gratitude, and grabs the Doctor’s hand, leading him out the office before he could get them into further trouble, as the scene fades.)

( Saturday Night Showdown has returned from a commercial break, revealing Gina Romano standing tall at the center of the ring, preparing to announce the upcoming match that is going to happen tonight. )

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A SPECIALISTS CHAMBER QUALIFYING MATCH AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Gavin Kirkland: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

( ‘Dance The Night’ by Dua Lipa hits the PA system as Ashlynn Quinn walks out, flexing her aura. She smiles at the camera as it pans closer to her before she makes her way to the ring. )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST!… FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA!… WEIGHING IN AT 115 POUNDS!… ‘THE BOUJEE PRINCESS’ !!!… ASHLYNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!…. QUINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Barbie is the movie of the year, and you know what the best thing is? Ashlynn Quinn is the breakout star of the year! Can you believe that?! 

Eve: Ashlynn has her match to set straight tonight, and she’s facing the Final Boss herself. She has come to face her previous opponent that has already lost together with her at the Last Stand, but tonight will finally declare who’s the true winner of that competition. We are going to find out soon, and here’s Ashlynn Quinn, looking ready to win this match and make her way into the Specialists Chamber!

(Ashlynn steps into the ring and takes her entrance gears off as ‘Creatures X: To The Grave’ by Motionless In White plays. Delilah Rose makes her way out. She’s already sick of looking at Ashlynn Quinn’s face, but the Final Boss keeps her composure, sauntering her way to the ring. )

Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT!.. FROM ESSEX ENGLAND!… WEIGHING IN AT 130 POUNDS!…. ‘THE FINAL BOSS’ !!!!!!!!… DELILAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!… ROSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Excuse me but Trivium to Motionless in White? What a downgrade! 

Gavin Kirkland: HEY, you do NOT insult MY final boss!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Delilah Rose also suffered a loss at the Last Stand alongside Ashlyynn Quinn, but tonight, it has nothing to do with Madison Kaline. She’s facing Ashlklyn Quinn, and she’s longing to make the best out of her opportunity. Now, first things first, it’s about taking Quinn out of her way, and she’s also longing to be a part of the Specialists Championship as well! 

( DING DING DING! )

Gavin Kirkland: Two girls who succumbed to Madison Kaline at the Last Stand have come face to face again, and you know what this match needs? Me in between!

Eve: Gavin, we aren’t here to endure your sickness tonight so hold your horse and enjoy the match! Rose rolls down out of the corner, and Quinn loosens to keep her strategy up. The Boujee Princess looks to kneel before nobody here, while the Final Boss wants to remain at the same threat level that she has been on before! Rose now makes her approach just at the edge of the ring, and she looks to tie Quinn up with a collar and elbow! 

Gavin Kirkland: A kick thrusts into Rose’s gut and leaves her hanging with an unforgiving blow. Quinn follows up with a double axe handle on her spine, continuing to pull her down and now sending Rose into the ropes behind her. Quinn is all set and looks for another double axe handle to put her down! 

Eve: Ducking beneath Rose’s move, the Final Boss isn’t eager to be sidelined early in this match; she quickly seizes Quinn. Now attempting for a German Suplex, but a victory roll makes a save, and Quinn drops Rose into a cover! Rose is able to kick out before the referee can start counting to three. Rose finds her way to roll back to her feet, then strides through the wind and comes close to the Boujee Princess!…

Gavin Kirkland: SUPERKICK BUT NOBODY’S HOME! Quinn sidesteps three times, effortlessly positioning herself right next to Rose, who narrowly escaped the Suplex. Now, she redirects her attention to where Quinn stands tall…STEP UP ENZUIGIRI PERFECTLY CONNECTS! Quinn drags herself back from the ground on both feet, grabbing Rose by her waist and sending her flying across the ring down to the ropes. Quinn shifts her attention towards Rose, but Rose is able to make a counterattack, propelling Quinn down into the ropes instead… RUNNING BACK ELBOW TAKES DOWN ROSE!

Deadprez: Oh yeah, now let’s get seated for this! Chef is about to cook! All due respect to my homie Viz, but we need to see this! Rose back to her feet, and Quinn nails her back to the ground with another back elbow. Rose sits and rolls back to both knees once more. Quinn snatches her, hurling her towards the ropes once more, but Rose skillfully turns the tables, propelling Quinn right back into the ropes. Quinn springs off the ropes… RUNS INTO A JUMPING DDT! SPIKES ROSE! SHE ROLLS ROSE OVER FOR A COVER! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Gavin Kirkland: A KICK OUT DONE BY THE FINAL BOSS! Not so fast for Ashlynn Quinn to secure this win just yet, as Delilah Rose has narrowly escaped in time, and now she has been trapped in a headlock from Quinn, applying pressure to make the most of this moment and keep Rose under her control. The Final Boss isn’t going to be underestimated by anybody tonight, but at the moment, Quinn has to do everything in her power to bring her down. 

Deadprez: The headlock maintains that pressure, and you know, you’ve got to put in some work, or your head is going to be kicked in tonight. You never know; every one of us is out here busting our asses off, trying to claim a position to make it for the whole entire world for all of us. Quinn is out here looking forward to entering that Specialists Chamber, and Delilah Rose has a plan in her mind to get herself into that match as well. 

Eve: The work that Ashlynn Quinn has been putting in so far may not be enough, guys. Rose is up on her feet, and Quinn still has a hold of her head. Quinn releases the hold quickly and attempts to throw a punch at her, but Rose is able to catch the arm and swiftly repels it away, a cross across the jaw. A superkick quickly connects to the leg, and now Rose has Quinn in her sights… KISS GOODNIGHT!

Gavin Kirkland: The Shining Wizard is supposed to connect, but it has become a failed effort. Rose charges at her opponent, but Quinn is able to avoid. Now, Quinn swiftly jumps over and rolls through, having Rose dropped into a schoolboy, and she rolls her up! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Eve: KICK OUT IN TIME! Rose is able to escape a quick pinfall attempt coming from Quinn once more. Quinn is out here looking to take each and every opportunity to seal a win out of this battle, but nothing comes close for her to pick up a win in this match. Quinn rolls back to her feet, and Rose is still there, sorting out what to do next. Quinn goes up to the second rope, and she flies off!-

Gavin Kirkland: BICYCLE KNEE IN THE MID-AIR! ROSE SEIZES HER IN FOR MORE!…. GOTCH STYLE PILEDRIVER SPIKES QUINN TO THE CANVAS! The Final Boss is far from over, and she wastes no time picking up the pieces with Quinn, sending her reeling back to both knees after two consecutive moves she just applied. Running back down to the ropes and now coming back… CONNECTS HER PRECISELY WITH A SLIDING LARIAT! DROPS INTO A COVER! ROSE LOOKS FOR A WIN! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THRE-

Eve: SHOULDER OFF THE MAT! QUINN IS ABLE TO KICK OUT!

Deadprez: Well, you could see it on Rose’s face just there; she’s clearly not satisfied with how Quinn is still able to stay alive in this match. She proceeds to make quick work here, picking Quinn all the way back to her feet when she’s not even fully recovered. Connecting with a clubbing forearm, Rose causes Quinn to back down into the corner. Rose is standing by and has Quinn locked in… A HARD CHOP BY ROSE! SHEESH! 

Gavin Kirkland: Quinn surely hurts badly from that one chop that Rose has just delivered, and Rose puts her right back where she belongs, throwing her head back. Continuing, Rose with another one to bite the dust! Rose now sends her up to the top corner and follows Quinn all the way up there. Quinn not steadied, and Rose goes for her!… SHE’S LOOKING FOR A SUPERPLEX!

Eve: I don’t think Quinn would like to let that happen just yet. Quinn, with her right hand hammering the back of Rose and trying to shoulder her out, now going toe-to-toe, if her words are coming true bashing into to wear down the Final Boss. The Final Boss now becoming weaker, and she drops from the second rope down to the ground, to both feet. Quinn stands tall on the second rope, and here she comes!…

Gavin Kirkland: A BEAUTIFUL HURRICANRANA FROM UP THERE SENDS DELILAH ROSE ROLLING TO THE GROUND! Rose shakes off the daze and gets back on her feet. Quinn is also up, and she makes a beeline for the stunning Rose… 

Gavin Kirkland: A RUNNING PUMP KICK ACROSS HER JAW! Quinn wastes no time sliding her opponent back in and grabbing her by the seat, sending her straight down behind her and pulling her right back in for a move!… AN IRISH WHIP INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX!

Eve: ROSE LANDS ON HER FEET! A German Suplex doesn’t end well for Quinn as she has just failed to play the hand Rose is standing tall there waiting for Quinn to rise back up. Quinn rushes back ahead to strike her down, but Rose has been prepared!… 

Gavin Kirkland: DISCUS LARIAT TURNS QUINN INSIDE OUT! Quinn lands directly right on the back of her neck; the lariat has been perfectly laid, and Rose springs forward to put both feet in. Rose uses her strength to control the situation, plainly and with a hold, and now has Quinn locked in… A POWERBOMB PLANTS THE BOUJEE PRINCESS!

Deadprez: Oh my lord…

Gavin Kirkland: Rose isn’t far away from over, and she has Quinn rolling back to both knees. Rose makes a determined sprint to her, boosting her speed, and rushes towards Quinn as quickly as possible! Quinn is stunned, and Rose has her locked in… A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE FOLLOWS EVERYTHING UP! ROSE HOOKS THE LEG! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THRE-

Eve: WOAH! WOAH! AFTER WHAT SHE HAS JUST BEEN THROUGH, QUINN STAYS ALIVE! 

Gavin Kirkland: Surely, this makes it worse for Rose, feeling it right now. She’s already not content with what has just occurred in terms of her and with Quinn having just escaped the count for three, it marks Rose’s absolute disgust in what Quinn has done to avoid her from winning this match. Rose yanks her in frustration and rolls Quinn over, clearing her forearm across Quinn’s jaw and down goes Quinn! Quinn is on the mat, and she’s under Rose’s control. It’s not going to get any better for Quinn sooner or later. The referee tries to step in to stop the onslaught, but it’s getting out of control. Rose is at risk of being disqualified soon if this doesn’t stop! 

Deadprez: Her killer instinct is going off the roof right now, and here is Rose picking Quinn right back up to both knees, aiming for the head. She takes a hold of her head and now throws her right knee back at Quinn… A DIRECT HIT OF A KNEE STRIKE BASHING THE BOUJEE PRINCESS’ SKULL! 

Eve: Rose surely isn’t far away from over, and I think she’s going to take the torture to a much more extreme level for Quinn. Rose pulls Quinn forcefully off the ground to both feet, and she has just turned Quinn all around, now hooking her up immediately. Rose stands tall at the center of the ring!

Deadprez: OH GOD! IS THAT TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER???

Gavin Kirkland: YES AND SHE-

Eve: WAIT THE MINUTE! QUINN SUDDENLY TURNS THE TABLE! Quinn uses her weight to take advantage of the situation, and Rose falls back, now standing tall on both feet, and she has Rose in a hold. Instead, Rose is being locked in, and Quinn has everything set up for this final nail in the coffin to hit! Rose is in trouble!… SITOUT TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER BY THE BOUJEE PRINCESS! SHE JUST STOLE ONE OF HER MOVES FROM DELILAH’S ARSENAL! 

Gavin Kirkland: That’s not a good look for Delilah Rose as the piledrive has just spiked her at the center of the ring, and Quinn there erupts to deliver as much punishment as possible. She’s still hurt but fights through the pain to make this work well for her. Quinn stands tall, and she’s there! Rose isn’t moving!… WHAT A STANDING MOONSAULT! IMPRESSIVE! NOW GOES FOR A COVER! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THREE-

Deadprez: AND WOW! ROSE MAKES IT OUT ALIVE! THIS IS STILL FAR FROM OVER! 

Gavin Kirkland: It’s not much time to waste here, and here’s Quinn back to her feet, picking Delilah Rose back up with her as well, as she’s looking to defeat the Final Boss! Quinn makes her way up to the ropes and off she goes, Rose still there… 

Gavin Kirkland: BAD AND BOU- NO! LAUNCHING HERSELF INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX INSTEAD! Where did that energy come from? Rose just picks up Quinn back to her feet, throws her away, and now sends Quinn down to the ropes. Rose swiftly gets up and runs towards Quinn once she bounces back… 

Eve: THE SUN KILLER DESTROYS THE BOUJEE PRINCESS! A FALLAWAY MOONSAULT SLAM INTO A COVER! DELILAH ROSE IS GOING TO ADVANCE! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THREE-

….

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT?!

Eve: SHE JUST KICKS OUT! Rose couldn’t believe it, and the anger has just boiled up there. How is that even possible? Is Quinn really a changed person now? She has been revived, and she really fights in this match in her stronger form! Rose is still far away from putting her down, and this is absolutely unbelievable! This is definitely has something going on in between because Quinn is still alive in this competition! 

Deadprez: You don’t underestimate anybody in this entire roster, fam! Everybody is born to be a wrestler because you know why? This brand has the quote ‘WE WRESTLE!’ for a reason! Rose thinks she can just outwrestle anyone, even Quinn, but now that Quinn understands the rules, there’s no way she’s going to win this match sooner! Let’s get it!

Gavin Kirkland: That’s supposed to be me speaking for her, Prez, but anyway, thanks for your input! Rose to her feet, and she’s grabbing Quinn along with her. Rose now has an arm hooked over their neck, and she’s looking to apply that Taste of Ink, which is the backbreaker variation!…

Eve: She’s able to escape! Judo throw sending Rose rolling toward the ground, but The Final Boss immediately makes her way back to both feet and comes to face Quinn, charging her with a Roundhouse kick that narrowly misses!

Gavin Kirkland: Quinn ducks underneath and grabs her for a behind! A German Suplex tries to come, but a back elbow makes a save as it clashes with the resilience of The Boujee Princess. Quinn slowly lowers herself to the ground, turning back around and grabbing her head, attempting for the jumping mat slam, but it’s not working! 

Deadprez: Rose drops to the ground in a quick motion and rolls all over her into a jackknife roll-up! Rose has her shoulders secured, and this might be the way!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Gavin Kirkland: QUINN STILL KICKS OUT! Rose has been pushed off as Quinn manages to kick out before the count of three has been made. Rose rolls back to her feet and rushes back around to attack Quinn with a lariat, but Quinn ducks underneath the arm and steps just right behind Rose, who doesn’t turn around!

Eve: OH! IT CONNECTS! A SUPERKICK KNOCKS ROSE OUT! QUINN DROPS INTO A COVER! SHE MIGHT HAVE IT THERE! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THREE-

Gavin Kirkland: YES!

Deadprez: NO! THAT’S 2! Rose manages to kick out at two, but we have to admit that’s a very close call for the Boujee Princess to pick up a win in that match. But we are about to see her rise just there when Quinn, who has just suplexed Rose, picks her back to her feet slowly and with a sly grin. Quinn runs down to near the ropes, and here she goes, up to the second rope—this might be it!…

Eve: BAD & BOUJEEEeeeeeee… NO! ROSE HAS HER… INTO A DRAGON SLEEPER BUT STOPS BY A RIGHT KNEE STRAIGHT TO HER FOREHEAD! 

Gavin Kirkland: Rose falls back away and releases Quinn. Quinn steps back away, now springing towards Rose!… SUPERKICK BUT CAUGHT BY ROSE! TURNING HER AROUND!… A SAITO SUPLEX! QUINN LANDS ON HER FEET! That’s definitely a close call, but Rose makes it quick and turns all around to take down Quinn… SUPERKICK TO THE GUT DONE BY ROSE!

Deadprez: SHE’S DOWN TO BOTH KNEES AND HERE IT COMES, FOLKS!…. KISS GOODNIGHT BY DELILAH-

Gavin Kirkland: …POPS ROSE UP TO THE AIR- PINK STAR DIAMOND! PINK STAR DIAMOND CONNECTS! WHAT A COUNTER! QUINN GOES FOR A COVER! SHE GOT IT! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

( DING DING DING! )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, AND WILL BE ADDED TO THE SPECIALISTS CHAMBER MATCH AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION!…. ASHLYNN QUINN!

Gavin Kirkland: THAT WAS AN EPIC VICTORY! I DID NOT EXPECT THIS FROM ASHLYNN QUINN! SO PROUD OF MY DAUGHTER! I might need to change my name to Gavin Quinn after this, guys! 

Eve: Color me surprised, but that was a very sudden ending to this competition. Rose had her moment, but it was Quinn who was able to turn things around at the nick of time and secure this victory! Ladies and gentlemen, your winner: Ashlynn Quinn, and now she’s officially a part of the Specialists Championship this year! 

( ‘Dance The Night’ by Dua Lipa by Dua Lipa plays as Ashlynn Quinn, her feet dancing tall, raises her arms, and exudes absolute joy about her victory over Delilah Rose tonight. Rose remains seated in the corner, feeling totally pained by the loss she has just experienced. Quinn continues to bask in her win and celebrates her victory before the scene fades into a commercial break. )

( Camera opens up to a shot of the backstage area where we see The National Elite Champion, Jon Kelton, followed by Halsey Neel, Pandora Paisley, and as the camera begins to pan we can see Delilah Rose following closely behind all three as they open the door and enter their private locker room. As they enter the locker room Halsey Neel can be seen speaking to Delilah Rose as Jon Kelton and Pandora Paisley begin gathering their things. )

Halsey Neel: Well, that’s pretty much the grand tour. So with everything else being said, Welcome to Devolution! 

Jon Kelton: Welcome. 

Pandora Paisley: Welcome, love. 

( Delilah Rose takes a quick glance at everything in the locker room, taking everything in before looking at each individual member of Devolution before she eventually responds.)

Delilah Rose: Wow. Thank you all, honestly. I never thought in a million years, I’d be here! It’s all pretty surreal. 

Halsey Neel: I actually felt the same way when I joined. I was a little anxious when I joined–

Jon Kelton: – A little..?

( Halsey rolls her eyes at the interjection before continuing to speak. )

Halsey Neel: I was very anxious when I first joined. But that subsided pretty quickly. My best advice would just be… don’t deviate from the group.

Jon Kelton: That’s the most sound advice any of us can give you. Since Devolution’s inception, we’ve only had two instances of people taking it upon themselves to put their own agendas ahead of the groups, suffice it to say, those people are no longer with us. But looking at you, I don’t think we’ll have that problem. You seem pretty determined to find success, and being a part of Devolution means you’ll obtain that goal in spades. 

( Delilah Rose gives an understanding nod before looking at Pandora, the only Devolution member to have not really said much since they got there. ) 

Delilah Rose: Are you upset with me because I didn’t win my qualifier? 

( Pandora’s eyes begin to dart towards Delilah’s as she begins to speak. )

Pandora Paisley: I can tell you gave it everything you had tonight. So no, I’m not mad about what happened tonight. I’m not even mad at you for anything, flower. My mood has been soured since The Last Stand. 

( Pandora begins to look at the rest of the Devolution members before she continues to speak. )

Pandora Paisley: I’m disappointed. Not in any of you, but myself. I feel as though I let each and every single one of you down, and now we have to deal with those slags parading around as if they finally figured us out, and now all the work we put in and everything we’ve accomplished amounts to nothing. 

Pandora Paisley: I was the only one of us that didn’t escape. And now because of that, each and every single one of those bitches is going to get rewarded for a win they shouldn’t have even won to begin with. And it’s all because of m-

( Before Pandora can finish Halsey Neel interjects.) 

Halsey Neel: No it isn’t. You can’t place that blame on yourself. I was there too. I escaped and left you by yourself. I could’ve stayed and we could’ve made sure that we won this thing together, and we both could have taken out Veena and won. But I got caught up in the spur of the moment I did what I thought was best for us in that moment. And I left you. Despite knowing that it was you who had been in the match the longest. Despite knowing it was you who had taken the most punishment. Despite everything I left you alone, and I’m not saying you aren’t capable, because everyone in this room knows that you are. But I can’t sit back and let you attempt to take the blame for something that wasn’t your fault in the first place. 

Halsey Neel: Devolution isn’t just a group, we are a family, and we win together just as we lose together. I understand you being mad and disappointed but that won’t change anything, Pandora. I’m mad too. I’m upset too. And above all else, I’m hurt, because I too thought this was going to be our moment. The moment when we finally pulled away and gave this entire company, not just this brand, but this entire company, reason to believe in us and our goals. But it didn’t happen that way. And as angry, upset, and hurt as I am, I understand that this is just a small bump in the road for us. You and Jon have gone through a multitude of setbacks since Devolution first began, and look at you now. We’ve all suffered setbacks and gut-wrenching losses, but that was never a sign of the end. 

Halsey Neel: I’m not telling you how to feel or what to think, moreso, I’m telling you how I feel and what I think. You fought until you absolutely could not fight anymore. You gave more than anyone on this team did, and we absolutely love and adore you for that. I personally, cannot even begin to tell you how inspiring your performance was, and how your determination alone moved me. Not just you, but Jon and Usagi as well. 

( Halsey begins to lower her head almost as if to hide her emotion from the rest of the group as she continues to speak. )

Halsey Neel: They all hoped that beating us was going to be the end of Devolution. They desperately wanted to write us off. And all night long, they’ve been celebrating as if they won the lottery, but what they don’t realize is that we’ve been in this position before. Each and every single time people think they’ve got us scouted, we come back stronger and better than we ever were before and I whole-heartedly believe that the same is the case now. The Last Stand hurt, but it wasn’t our Last Stand, it was theirs. 

( As Halsey finishes speaking, Pandora Paisley looks to Jon who simply nods his head in agreeance before she turns back to Halsey and begins to speak. )

Pandora Paisley: You’re right. Those bitches thought that one loss was going to send us into oblivion. For weeks now that has been their only goal to get rid of us and undo all the work that we’ve put in this season. And despite them all doing nothing all season long they bloody believe they deserve to be rewarded. But they don’t. It’s all fan service. It’s fake. If any of those stupid bitches believe they’re going to be gifted anything, they are all mistaken. Devolution is going to take everything. We’re going to run through everyone. And there isn’t a person or collective on this brand or in this company that can defer us from that.

Pandora Paisley: They thought we’d just lay down and die. But they failed to realize we’ve never been the type of people to walk away from something. They desperately wanted The Last Stand to be the closing chapter in the book of Devolution, but all they managed to do was light a fire underneath us. And that’s going to be the worst mistake they’ve ever made in their bloody lives!

( A smile begins to form on the face of Jon as he looks at the rest of his Devolution stablemates.)

Jon Kelton: We’re going to take everything. And I mean everything. If they couldn’t stand us and thought we were insufferable before, they are going to hate us now. But that’s fine, I wouldn’t really want it any other way. Because as far as I’m concerned, we’ve done nothing but make their lives easier. We’ve been winning matches and carrying this brand for months, and we haven’t gotten a single thing to show for it. We haven’t been gifted opportunities. We haven’t received favors. But those stupid bitches feel entitled because that’s what they’re used to. They’re used to getting what they want without needing to put in the work, and that’s the problem. We’ve given them so many chances, and we’ve been so lenient and passive but now, all of that is done. It’s over. It’s time we start taking things for ourselves. 

Jon Kelton: It’s time we show people why Devolution came to be in the first place. 

( Halsey Neel, Delilah Rose, and Pandora Paisley all look at Jon Kelton with a sly smile on their face as the camera begins to fade to black before eventually fading elsewhere. )

(Showdown faded backstage and towards Kennedy Street’s office once again, she was happily enjoying her day and coming off a great week after seeing how The Last Stand went down, she was making up plans now for what she was about to do for Road to Redemption coming up. But once she was about to open up her laptop and get ready to start writing something. She stopped for a moment and looked around incredibly confused, as AJAX turned towards her wondering what was happening.)

AJAX: Are you alright?

Kennedy Street: Oh, yes, yes, I am fine AJAX, just… I felt a disturbance in the force kind of thing, I felt like something very bad was going to happen in the next few seconds but luckily, it seems it was just a false alarm.

AJAX: Oh, okay then.

(Kennedy then began typing on her laptop and AJAX continued watching out before…)

Kennedy Street: Hmmm… I wonder what snack I should eat for toni-

Justin Johnson: KENNEDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

(Kennedy immediately slams her laptop down in complete frustration and anger and AJAX’s expression turns into an incredibly sour one, as of course, who else but Justin Johnson rushes inside of the office with a bit of an angry expression on his face, crossing his arms and shouting at the top of his lungs.)

Justin Johnson: KEEEENNNNNEDDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

(Kennedy then instead slammed her head down onto her desk in frustration as she felt like she couldn’t be even bothered to say anything to this man.)

Justin Johnson: Wow, calm down, don’t slam your head into the desk, you can damage your face doing that kind of thing-

Kennedy Street: I KNOW, WHAT DO YOU WANT?!

Justin Johnson: Oh, don’t worry about it, it was just a bit of a simple request that I wanted to ask of you, I have been working very hard the past few months trying to gather your respect and being able to show you how much of a necessary wrestler I am, and I think it was solidified last week since I was able to beat both Mattily AND Auburn all by myself.

Kennedy Street: …

(Kennedy didn’t even have the energy on herself to correct Justin on the fact that he really didn’t win the match, it was Mattias who won it but after months of this, she just simply didn’t have the heart on her to even say anything so she just planned on doing a different tactic, on letting Justin ramble on and maybe he would go away.)

(20 minutes later…)

(IT WAS NOT WORKING OUT AT ALL! Kennedy immediately raises her voice up incredibly loudly.)

Kennedy Street: LUCAS!

Justin Johnson: Justin.

Kennedy Street: Yeah, whatever, look, Kennie doesn’t know what you are talking about at all because let me be as clear as possible to you, YOU DID NOT WIN YOUR MATCH LAST WEEK!

Justin Johnson: …I did not?

Kennedy Street: NO!!!

Justin Johnson: Oh yeaaaah, sorry, sorry, got things mixed up in my brain, right, I came here because I wanted to call out your body guard in the first place!

(Justin then pointed directly towards AJAX who simply shrugged his shoulders nonchalantly and Kennedy looked over with a very confused expression.)

Kennedy Street: What did AJAX even do in the first place??? I thought you still liked him or something, I am completely lost by this point with you-

Justin Johnson: Oh, HE knows what he ended up doing, Kennedy, even though I have tried my very best to fix things and be able to repair those connections with him, after what he ended up pulling on my match? I am not forgiving him at ALL! He was clearly biased towards that chameleon of a woman and he did a very POOR job at being a referee, I know damn well!

AJAX: I did a good job.

Kennedy Street: Yeah, AJAX did a good job as a referee, don’t know what you are talking about, honey.

Justin Johnson: ???

(An incredibly rare instance was happening right now because seeing how AJAX acted in the match, Justin was completely right on him saying AJAX was indeed kind of bias towards Auburn, but considering how much bullshit he ended up spilling out the last few weeks, Kennedy doesn’t really have any reason to believe what he says anymore, and even if Kennedy knew he was right, she was not even going to give him the satisfaction of being right.)

Justin Johnson: Come on, Kennedy, I am your best friend, can you do this for me one time and make this decision straight down the middle? Because I believe there should be justice and freedom for everyone around in this country!

Kennedy Street: But I can’t experience my freedom by my lonesome due to you having to bust in my office whenever I am taking my break.

Justin Johnson: Hey, the power of freedom? I believe as well it can be enjoyed to its fullest with friends.

Kennedy Street: …Alright, look here Lucas-

Justin Johnson: Justin.

Kennedy Street: Whatever the [BLEEP!] your name is! I think after you having to continuously interrupt me in my office whenever I am having an important to myself and you continuing to expose me to your… peculiar way of talking, I feel like I am going to get sick with the flu of stupidity and I might get sick enough that I might actually believe what you are saying is right so I am going to give you something so you can just shut up and leave me alone, alright, here we go, I-

Justin Johnson: Oh, awesome! Are you going to give me a personal helicopter?

Kennedy Street: No.

Justin Johnson: A whole squad of goons at my command that I can use whenever I want?

Kennedy Street: No!

Justin Johnson: MAIN EVENT JUSTIN JOHNSON GETTING THE MAIN EVENT TONIGHT LIKE ANY OTHER NIGHTS?

Kennedy Street: No, no and NO! I am going to give you something probably even more special than all of those three things combined, listen clearly to me because I am not going to repeat it again, I-

(But before Kennedy can say anything, someone actually ends up opening the door to her office and they quickly enter, as it turns out to be Auburn Ware! With her being able to recover after what seemed to be an injury after that triple threat match. Kennedy wasn’t very thrilled at all being interrupted again.)

Kennedy Street: I give up.

(Kennedy now backed away, put her arms behind her head and she simply laid down on her chair just not even thinking of interfering for what was about to happen as Auburn quickly walked inside and she turned towards AJAX.)

Auburn Ware: Hi there AJAX! Sorry for interrupting, I just wanted to come here and thank you for what you were able to do in the match and help me to the back after I suffered that injury, I really appreciate it…

(AJAX quickly got embarrassed once again as he heard those words from Auburn, as he nodded nervously.)

AJAX: Oh uh… yeah, no problum… I am glad I could help you o-

(And AJAX’s expression turned incredibly angry once more as Auburn then turned towards her side and jumped to the side as she saw Justin Johnson close to her.)

Justin Johnson: WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!

Auburn Ware: …Uhhhh, here to thank AJAX-

Justin Johnson: And you think you can just waltz past me without even acknowledging me in any way? This is why I can’t stand people like you, Auburn, rookies who can simply walk into EAW and think they can take it like a storm in their first few months! Nuh uh, I am not going to let that kind of thing happen anymore, I am putting my foot down and I have made my main objective to make sure YOU don’t succeed over ME!

Auburn Ware: …Dude, please take a chill pill-

Justin Johnson: NO, I WON’T! BECAUSE IN THE NAME OF MAIN EVENT JUSTIN JOHNSON, I AM GOING TO MAKE SURE I-

(AJAX FINALLY SNAPS AND SUDDENLY GRABS ONTO JUSTIN’S NECK WITH A IRON GRIP!)

AJAX: Main Event my ass, stoopid dork! 

(AJAX THEN LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR AND CHOKESLAMS HIM NECK FIRST INTO KENNEDY’S DESK, BREAKING THE DESK IN HALF!)

(Kennedy jumps back in sudden surprise as she saw AJAX put Justin through her desk and she got out of her chair, incredibly shocked.)

Kennedy Street: AJAX! Why did you have to chokeslam him in my desk specifically?!

Justin Johnson: Oowwwww… my neck…

AJAX: Sorry.

Kennedy Street: Get the paramedics in!

(After a few minutes, the paramedics quickly rush inside as they put Justin Johnson on a neck brace and then carry him out of the office in a stretcher while Auburn, AJAX and Kennedy looked on.)

Kennedy Street: Bummer. I was actually going to give him a world title shot so he shut up. Oh well.

(Kennedy shrugs to herself as the last shot is of the paramedics carrying him away towards the ambulance before Showdown fades away to Mikaela Street.)

(The camera cuts to the back, where Mikaela Street is standing by.)

Mikaela Street: Thank you for joining me, off the back of what was the historic The Last Stand. I’m sure you will all agree with me that the Elitist’s put on a show. Like, who would argue right? Some people took their opportunities…

(The camera snaps out suddenly, and we see Daryl Kinkade, who looks absolutely furious.)

Daryl Kinkade: And I guess you’re going to say that I didn’t huh.

Mikaela looks more than a little shocked by the interruption.)

Mikaela Street: Well actually I was talking about the roster in the main, but seeing as you are here Daryl and obviously need to vent, why don’t you tell us how YOU are feeling after The Last Stand?

Daryl Kinkade: How am I feeling bro? I’m furious… I couldn’t believe that I wasn’t in the Chamber by right after what happened when I faced Adam Lucas, but I was willing to lower myself and face PJ Hendrix to emphasize my point. I dominated that match…

Mikaela Street: Really?

Daryl Kinkade: Yes really, are you blind. PJ Hendrix wasn’t hurting me, and I had it all under control. But I don’t get the luck like the Champ and PJ Hendrix. I don’t get situations falling into my lap like they do. Hendrix got lucky, you had to see that with you own eyes. I am better than him at everything, and The Last Stand was nothing more than a fluke.

Mikaela Street: As if…

Daryl Kinkade: I wouldn’t expect you to understand. You are just like all the rest. You think that I’m going to take all this and just roll over. You think that I’m just going to sit back and accept what has happened to me of late. I’ll let you into a secret Mikaela, I’m not going to just sit back and allow TWO obvious injustices to go unpunished. I promised when Adam Lucas got away from me the first time that I would be back for that title. I promised that by the time this season was over, I would have the Answers World Championship in my possession. I won’t let myself down, I CAN’T let myself down. I’m not going to let you people hold me back…

Mikaela Street: But Daryl, can’t you see you’ve been given more chances than most?

(Daryl Kinkade looks at her incredulously, like he cannot believe what he is hearing. He is temporarily stunned into silence, which Mikaela takes advantage of.)

Mikaela Street: You were given the Championship shot when many believed that you shouldn’t have gotten it. You were given the opportunity to claim a spot in the Extreme Elimination Chamber, but you lost. And now, it has just been announced that you will be competing in a ‘second chance’ match next week. I mean, I might be one heck of a journalist, but I don’t need to do a lot of digging to understand that you have been given more than enough opportunities around here. And certainly, more than most who are ‘perhaps’ more deserving.

(Mikaela is a Street, and of course shares some of Kennedy’s no-nonsense approach. What she wasn’t going to allow was this to turn into a pity party, when she didn’t believe Daryl was worthy of one. Daryl however is still stunned, and his eyes widen… it is obviously that adrenaline is surging through his body right now as he leans in towards Mikaela. Mikaela holds her ground; however, she was a Street after all. Daryl starts to speak, his tone a little more reserved, but with an edge to his words.)

Daryl Kinkade: Thank you for those kind words of support. Sarcasm intended. If there is one thing that I have grown used to, it’s that I can’t rely on anyone for anything, and anything I want, I have to take. Hendrix, DID get lucky, I should already be in that Chamber. However, I AM going to win the second chance match, and take my place at Road to Redemption. Not only that, I’m going to right the wrong of earlier in the season, and I am going to take the belt from Adam Lucas… that’s a given. This is my destiny Mikaela, and no one can stop me.

(Mikaela grins, and Daryl picks up on it, and immediately loses his cool.)

Daryl Kinkade: And you know what, no one is going to be laughing when I do it. Not Hendrix, and certainly not Adam Lucas. No one believes me, and that’s fine… but I’m going to prove you all wrong. I don’t want to be in that Chamber, I NEED to be in that Chamber, and I will do anything to ensure it happens. ANYTHING!!

Mikaela Street: Honestly, you sound a little desperate.

(Daryl’s eyes narrow, that comment touching a nerve. Daryl was desperate, the sheer desperation evident in his eyes, and even more than that he was angry. And that anger was making him blame everyone but himself.)

Daryl Kinkade: You’re damn right I am desperate. Do you know what it feels like to know that people believe that Adam Lucas and PJ Hendrix are better than I am. Do you know what it is like to have obnoxious interviewers laughing at my misfortune?

(It may be a question, but it isn’t one that he needs answering as he continues.)

Daryl Kinkade: This is going to change. I am going to change this. Mark my words…

(He leans closer to the screen, his eyes piercing and looking into the souls of anyone who is listening.)

Daryl Kinkade: Give me the chance, I’ll be in that Chamber bruv.

(Without even looking at Mikaela, he walks out of camera shot, as she watches him go. She then shrugs her shoulders towards the camera, as the scene fades to the final commercial break of the night.)

(‘DESTINY’ by Saori Yoshida begins to play through the speakers as the crowd gives a standing ovation to ARIA, who makes her way to the back. She takes a moment or two to pose on the ramp before gesturing for the Answers World Championship around her waist, making her way down.)

Gavin Kirkland: This is one out of the four women who walked out victorious in Showdown’s main event at The Last Stand! Now, she could continue her luck by winning the Answers World Championship.

Eve: ARIA has had a tough season on a personal note. Ever since Territorial Invasion, it had been downhill with the friendship that she held near and dear to her heart with Usagi Senshi. Earlier in the night, she went to Showdown General Manager Kennedy Street about a match with Usagi at Road to Redemption, but is Usagi even going to accept it?

Deadprez: We have yet to hear a response from Usagi Senshi. But, ARIA needs to put that concern in the back of her mind if she wants a chance of dethroning Adam Lucas and ending his 148 day reign on top of the Showdown brand.

Gavin Kirkland: It’s a huge opportunity for the young woman from Chandler, Arizona, but if there is anyone who can perform miracles when the odds aren’t in her favor, it’s ARIA. We saw it around this time of year at Road to Redemption last year and we could see it again tonight.

(‘Be Legendary’ by Pop Evil begins to play through the speakers as the crowd goes insane as soon as Adam Lucas walks out. The Answers World Championship is shining around his waist as he makes his way down the ramp, more than ready to get this match underway.)

Eve: Adam Lucas is someone who has always looked towards the future. It was mostly noted at The Last Stand when he was looking ahead to his title defense with Scott Diamond. He was that confident that he was going to defeat him and he did. But, he went to Kennedy Street personally and asked for more title defenses. He wants to showcase himself as a fighting champion and fight the best on this brand. ARIA is more than definitely someone looking to answer that call.

Deadprez: For 148 days, Adam Lucas has been our Answers World Champion. He’s defended the title against Daryl Kinkade and Scott Diamond. But, it left a lot to be desired. A lot of that time was taken away due to being War Games captain for the brand. But, if The Last Stand proved anything, he’s more than ready to step up to the plate and be the champion that this brand deserves.

Gavin Kirkland: Road to Redemption is around the corner, if he makes it past ARIA. Right now, it should be on ARIA and not to get too ahead of himself.

(A spotlight is on Gina Romano in the middle of the ring. ARIA is on her left. Adam Lucas is on her right.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING AND IT’S FOR THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!

(The crowd explodes in cheers as ARIA awaits for her introduction.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM CHANDLER, ARIZONA…SHE IS ‘THE SACRED DETECTIVE’…ARIA!!!!!!!

(ARIA poses for the crowd before turning her attention towards Adam Lucas. ARIA gestures for the title around her waist as Adam begins to unhook his title, awaiting for his introduction.)

Gina Romano: AND…INTRODUCING HER OPPONENT…FROM NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK…WEIGHING IN AT 231 POUNDS… HE IS THE CURRENT REIGNING EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… ‘THE NEXT LEVEL’… ADAM LUCAS!!!!!!!

(Adam Lucas raises the Answers World Championship above his head as he’s staring down at a more than fired up ARIA. The crowd is going insane with those two in the ring. He hands the title to the referee who raises the title high above his head. The referee hands it to the timekeeper. Meanwhile, The referee goes to check on both competitors, but those two are such goodie two shoes, he rings for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

(The crowd begins to duel with ‘LET’S GO, ARIA!’ ‘LET’S GO, ADAM!’ chants, which brings a smile to both of their faces. The two of them begin to circle around, preparing for a competitive bout.)

Deadprez: The two Elitists begin to circle around, looking for their perfect opening to deliver the first blow.

Gavin Kirkland: But, ARIA pauses before walking towards Adam Lucas and extends her hand out in the open! Always in the best doing of ARIA to display some wonderful sportsmanship before each match! Especially, when the champion is someone who has always shown someone respect in return.

Eve: And with that, Adam Lucas shows no hesitation with accepting the handshake of ARIA. The two Elitists back away from each other and then launch towards each other in a lock up position! But, ARIA manages to grab Adam by his wrist, pulls his arm forward in a wrist lock before wrenching the arm and pulling it down as the Answers World Champion grabs his arm back in pain! ARIA takes a step back before following that up with an enziguri as the champion is knocked to the side! ARIA grabs Adam in a front headlock position before beginning to connect with a couple of knees! ARIA follows that up with a standard DDT as she goes for the first pin fall of the match!

OOOONNNNEEEEE!!!!

Deadprez: Adam Lucas with a kick out! He tries to find himself in a crawling position! ARIA rises back to her feet as she looks to connect with a basement dropkick to the side of Adam’s body! Adam rolls to his back as ARIA follows that up with a running senton as ARIA’s spine collides with Adam’s stomach! No! Adam manages to roll out of the way! ARIA manages to catch herself before crashing to her back! Adam finds a way back to his feet and connects with a standing dropkick as that sends the former Specialists Championship to the horizontal set of ropes! Adam runs after ARIA and connects with a forearm to the face! ARIA stumbles forward as Adam hooks her by the arms and connects with a hip toss! But, ARIA manages to land on her feet! Instead, she manages to get a good hold of Adam’s wrist and connects with an arm drag, sending him across the ring!

Gavin Kirkland: Adam Lucas manages to slide on his feet, looking all cool and stuff! ARIA charges towards the World Champion, connecting with a meteora as she sends the champion back! His head crashed against the bottom corner! ARIA grabs Adam by one of his legs and rolls him back as Adam finds a way back to his feet! ARIA looks to connect with a forearm, BUT ADAM DUCKS THE FOREARM! HE MANAGES TO GET BEHIND ARIA, HOOKING HER BY THE ARM AND CONNECTING WITH A HALF-AND-HALF SUPLEX! ADAM HAS A BRIDGE APPLIED AS HE LOOKS TO PIN ARIA!

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!!

Eve: ARIA with a quick kick out! Adam Lucas gets to his feet first as ARIA follows shortly after! Adam connects with a knee to the gut of the challenger! He goes back and rebounds off the ropes, looking to connect with a spinning neck breaker, BUT ARIA MANAGES TO TWIST HERSELF OUT OF THE WAY! SHE GRABS ADAM INTO A FRONT HEADLOCK BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A TORNADO DDT, USING THE CORNER AND ROPES NEXT TO IT FOR MOMENTUM! It seems like ARIA has something going for herself as she sees that Adam is quickly finding himself to his feet! ARIA runs towards the champion and connects with a sliding forearm as she takes him to his back! With Adam down, ARIA manages to get herself on the second turnbuckle before connecting with a moonsault, landing on Adam! ARIA with the pin!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTT—

Deadprez: Adam Lucas with a kick out! ARIA manages to hope over the top rope! She sees that Adam is getting himself into a crawling position! She hopes over the apron and connects with a leg drop! She lands on the back of Adam’s neck as that takes him down! ARIA TAKES A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK BEFORE RUNNING AND CONNECTING WITH A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS ON THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! NOW, THAT WAS A BEAUTY RIGHT THERE!

Gavin Kirkland: ARIA rises back to her feet as she awaits for Adam Lucas to find himself on his feet! At the first sign of Adam getting to his feet, ARIA handsprings to the ropes, using them for bounce as she goes back and looks to connect with a cutter — ‘Zircon Injection!’ NO! ADAM MANAGES TO PUSH ARIA OUT OF THE WAY! BUT, ARIA STILL HAS HER ARMS WRAPPED AROUND ADAM’S NECK, READY TO CONNECT WITH A CUTTER! BUT, ADAM MANAGES TO GET ARIA AND FLIP HER UP, SO THAT SHE’S PLACED ON ONE OF HIS SHOULDERS! HE HOISTS HER UP BEFORE LOOKING TOWARDS ONE OF THE CORNERS! HE LOOKS TO THROW ARIA LIKE A LAWN DART! BUT, ARIA SLIDES FROM THE SHOULDERS OF THE WORLD CHAMPION! ADAM IS SENT CRASHING TO THE CORNER!

Eve: No! Adam Lucas manages to catch himself from colliding with the corner! ARIA does not look to waste any time as she tries to shove Adam to the corner! But, Adam manages to get himself out of the way at the last second! ARIA catches herself before colliding with that same corner! But, Adam connects with a dropkick to the spine of ‘The Sacred Detective,’ dropping her to her knees! Adam grabs ARIA by her waist and takes her back with a German suplex! He releases the suplex as ARIA catches herself to her feet! I don’t think that Adam is expecting that! ARIA runs after the champion, looking to catch him by surprise with a knee to the back of his head!

Deadprez: But, it seems like Adam Lucas had that scouted as he moves his head away from the knee! ARIA manages to stumble past him a bit! Adam, grabbing onto ARIA’s back leg, manages to pull it back! ARIA is doing a vertical split as Adam finds his way back to his feet and nails a superkick to ARIA’s face! This causes the challenger to fall to her side! Adam manages to pick up ARIA in a front headlock position! He manages to lift her up and connect with a fisherman’s suplex! But, Adam still manages to keep ARIA in a front headlock position! He begins to take a couple steps backwards as he begins to make his way to the top turnbuckle! Now, what in the world could he be cooking up?

Gavin Kirkland: Adam Lucas seems like he’s talking ARIA back up with him!  What in the world could Adam be thinking about! HE MANAGES TO GET HIMSELF UP AS HE CONNECTS WITH A TOP ROPE DDT ON ARIA!  What in the world was he thinking with that? It seems like he’s keen on making sure that he puts his challenger down as soon as possible! Adam with the cover!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TTTTT—

Eve: ARIA with a kick out! Adam Lucas should be fortunate for the fight because ARIA is an EXCELLENT challenger for him! She is going to bring that fire and passion into this match up! Adam finds his way up before grabbing ARIA by her legs and it seems like he might be going for the ‘Lucas Lock’ — his variation of a sharpshooter! ARIA begins to scream out in pain! She knows that she is in some trouble at the moment! ARIA is looking at the bottom rope across from her, knowing that she needs to reach that!

Deadprez: The challenger is holding her body up as she tries to claw herself forward to the ropes! But, Adam Lucas is sitting on her lower back as he tries to keep her right there! ARIA is screaming in pain! SHE BALLS HER HAND INTO A FIST AS SHE BITES INTO IT! SHE’S TRYING TO HIDE HER PAIN AS SHE TRIES TO ROLL HERSELF INSIDE OUT AS SHE MANAGES TO GET ADAM AND COUNTER WITH A ROLL UP!

OOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTT—

Gavin Kirkland: No! The Answers World Champion manages to roll himself back as he finds himself back to his feet! ARIA finds herself back to her feet as Adam rushes forward, looking to connect with a clothesline, but ARIA connects with a basement dropkick to the ankle of the champion! This gets Adam to one of his knees as ARIA looks to follow that up with a single leg dropkick as that takes Adam to his back! ARIA gets to her feet as she follows that up with a somersault leg drop to Adam! ARIA with a cover!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Eve: Adam Lucas with a shoulder up! But, ARIA sees that hand being lifted up and it seems like she might be looking to apply an arm bar to the World Champion! But, Adam is scrambling as he manages to get his other hand on the bottom rope! ARIA must release whatever grasp she had on Adam! The referee separates ARIA from Adam! Adam tries to find his way back to his feet as he looks at ARIA! ARIA pinches her index finger and thumb to each other, symbolizing that she was this close to apply an arm bar and possibly submitting the champion! But, Adam shakes his head as he doesn’t seem to think so!

Deadprez: Adam Lucas finds his way to his feet as ARIA charges forward to ‘The Next Level!’ Adam manages to turn and connect with a back elbow to ARIA’s face! This causes ARIA to go back a bit! But, ARIA has her eyes on Adam as she bolts forward! Adam manages to get a hold of ARIA and connects with a spinning side slam as ‘The Sacred Detective’ lands on her spine! Her spine contorts in response as she tries to find herself to her feet! Adam seems to beat her to the punch as he gets her up to her feet! Adam gets ARIA and under hooks her arms before lifting her up and taking her back with a beautiful butterfly suplex!

Gavin Kirkland: Adam Lucas sees that ARIA is on the ground as he looks to return the favor and connect with his very own running shooting star press! But, he doesn’t go for the cover there! Instead, he knows that he is going to do whatever he can to make sure that the match ends right there! He hopes over the apron and it seems like he might be going for that shot flipping lariat that he likes to go for before ending this match up! He begins to stalk ARIA to her feet as he slingshots and flips himself back inside the ring before going for the lariat —

Eve: No! ARIA saw that coming! She manages to get Adam Lucas and connects with a standing Spanish fly as Adam was running towards her! I think that ARIA might have Adam here! ARIA begins to rise to her feet as she does a handspring before connecting with a cutter on Adam! ‘Zircon Injection!’

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE RING! HE SEEMS TO BE A BIT DIZZY AFTER WHAT ARIA HAS BEEN PUTTING HIM THROUGH IN THIS MATCH! PERHAPS, A MOMENT OR TWO IS WHAT ADAM NEEDS TO GET BACK INTO THIS MATCH! BUT, IT SEEMS LIKE ARIA IS NOT GOING TO GIVE ADAM THAT TIME! SHE LAUNCHES HERSELF THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE, BUT TRANSITIONS THAT INTO A TORNADO DDT! ADAM IS SPIKED ON HIS HEAD AS ARIA IS HYPING UP THE CROWD! She grabs Adam by his hair as she looks to roll him back inside the ring! But, Adam uses his hands and places them on the edge of the apron, preventing himself from moving forward! ARIA goes to roll Adam back again, but Adam remains perfectly still!

Gavin Kirkland: Adam Lucas connects with an elbow shot to ARIA’s face from behind! This causes the former Specialists Champion to stagger back! ARIA goes right after the champion, BUT ADAM CONNECTS WITH A HIP TOSS AS ARIA IS SENT FORWARD! NO! ADAM HAS ARIA IN A CRADLE POSITION AS HE CONNECTS WITH A CRADLE PILEDRIVER ON THE CHALLENGER AS ARIA FALLS TO THE FLOOR!’HONOR BOMB’ ON ‘THE SACRED DETECTIVE!’ NOW, IF THERE WAS A POWER MOVE TO BRING ADAM BACK INTO THE MATCH, IT WAS BECAUSE OF THAT! He grabs ARIA by the nape of her neck before rolling her back inside the ring! He rolls himself back inside the ring as he waits for ARIA to show a sign or two of getting back to her feet!

Eve: With the smallest sign of ARIA rising back to her feet, Adam Lucas manages to pick her up and connect with a spine buster, taking her down once more! Adam goes for the cover!

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Deadprez: ARIA with a kick out! Adam Lucas remains as perfectly calm as anyone in his position would! He gets ARIA up before applying an abdominal stretch. It seems like he is in the process of trying to weaken her body. Now, ARIA is constantly moving around in the ring. She has a TON of stamina, so Adam is going to need to do what he can to ground her! Keep her grounded, so that you are able to keep up with her better! ARIA is trying to move around and get herself out of the move! She connects with a jawbreaker as she sends the World Champion back! Adam goes right after her as ARIA looks to go for an axe handle at ‘The Next Level,’ but Adam ducks! He manages to get behind ARIA and connect with a sleeper suplex! ARIA is taken back as she tries to land on her knees, but she ends up falling back!

Gavin Kirkland: Adam Lucas grabs ARIA and throws her back against the ropes! He grabs her by her arm as he looks to whip her to the set of ropes across from them! ARIA is sent to those ropes as she tries to rebound off of them, but Adam puts a stop to her with a giant knee to her gut! Adam manages to get ARIA and spin her up and connect with a pump handle slam! THEN, HE PROCEEDS TO FOLLOW THAT UP BY GETTING ARIA IN A POWERBOMB POSITION! HE HOISTS HIS CHALLENGER UP AS ARIA LOOKS LIKE SHE’S TRYING TO FIGHT IT! SHE IS DOING WHATEVER SHE CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT ADAM DOES NOT CONNECT WITH THIS POWERBOMB! SHE IS CONNECTING WITH PUNCHES TO THE TOP OF ADAM’S HEAD!

Eve: ARIA MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A POISONRANA AS SHE SPIKES ADAM LUCAS ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD! ARIA SEEMS LIKE SHE MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING GOING ON HERE AS SHE TRIES TO GET BACK TO HER FEET AS FAST AS POSSIBLE! ADAM IS COMPLETELY DIZZY AS ARIA FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SUPERKICK AS SHE TAKES THE WORLD CHAMPION BACK! Adam falls back to the corner as ARIA goes running towards Adam at the corner! She connects with a meteora as those knees are driven to the face of the champion! Then, ARIA follows that up with a jumping corner kick as she manages to get some hight there! Adam collapses to the ground!

Deadprez: ARIA takes a couple of steps back before running towards Adam Lucas, connecting with a cannonball senton! Adam falls back to the corner! ARIA rolls back to her feet as she proceeds to deliver some stomps to the face of the champion! ARIA keeps her foot against the throat of Adam as the referee begins to count!

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

Gavin Kirkland: ARIA is doing what she can to make sure that she does not get herself disqualified here! She manages to back away, but her sight is still on the champion! ARIA charges towards Adam and connects with a single leg dropkick to Adam’s face! She pulls Adam away from the corner! Although, it seems like she’s positioning Adam in a specific place as she begins to make her way to the top rope! Now, what in the world is ARIA cooking with?

Eve: ARIA IS TAKING SOME HIGH RISK AS SHE FLIES OFF THE TOP ROPE AND CONNECTS WITH A FROG SPLASH! IT LANDS RIGHT ON THE GUT OF THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! BUT, ARIA BOUNCES OFF OF POSITION AS SHE CLUTCHES ONTO HER OWN STOMACH! THAT WAS NOT PLEASANT WHATSOEVER! SHE REACHES OVER TO PIN ADAM!

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Deadprez: Adam Lucas with a kick out! ARIA slams her hand against the canvas as she gets to her feet! She begins to walk back against one of the corners and by the looks of things, I think that she might be looking to capitalize on one of the biggest opportunities of her entire career! ADAM MIGHT HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT WHAT HE IS GETTING HIMSELF INTO AS HE TURNS HIMSELF AROUND! ARIA CHARGES TOWARDS HIM ‘J4A’ — THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO ADAM!

Gavin Kirkland: But, Adam Lucas ducks the knee strike! But, ARIA connects with a superkick to the back of Adam’s head! This causes him to stumble to the side! ARIA picks up Adam and I have no idea what she’s doing, but is she looking to pick up all 231 pounds of Adam Lucas? This woman is like 110 pounds!! ARIA IS TRYING TO GET ADAM IN POSITION FOR ‘GLITCH IN THE MATRIX,’ BUT ADAM’S FEET WON’T STAY UP! THOSE FEET FIND THEMSELVES TO THE FLOOR AS HE MANAGES TO GET ARIA BY HER OWN FEET AND GET HER IN A BACK-TO-BELLY POSITION AND CONNECT WITH A KNEELING BACK-TO-BELLY PILEDRIVER!  ADAM HAS HER FOR THE COVER THERE! IS HE GOING TO REGAIN HIS TITLE HERE?!?!

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Eve: No! ARIA manages to kick out! But, it was pretty close for Adam Lucas! It seems like Adam is going to hop over the top rope and land on the apron once more! I think that he’s looking for the ‘Equalizer’ that he tried to connect with a bit earlier in the match! He waits for ARIA to rise back to her feet before slingshotting and flipping himself over and connecting with a lariat towards his challenger! BUT, ARIA CATCHES ADAM OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE ‘ZIRCON CUTTER’ — HER VARIATION OF THE CUTTER CONNECTS! SHE BEGINS TO GO BACK AS SHE LOOKS FOR THE ‘J4A’ FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THIS MATCH! BUT, ADAM MANAGES TO TRIP HER FEET AS SHE FALLS FLAT ON HER FACE! NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE ADAM IS GOING TO APPLY AN INVERTED FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK ON THE CHAMPION! ARIA IS TRYING TO SCRAMBLE AWAY, BUT ADAM HAS A GOOD GRASP ON HER AS HE MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH THE INVERTED FIGURE FOUR!

Deadprez: But, ARIA manages to get her hand on the bottom rope! The referee has no other choice, but to separate Adam Lucas and ARIA! That rope might have saved ARIA’s chances in this entire match up! The referee backs up Adam, who is remaining calm throughout this entire thing! He knows that he can’t let his emotions get the best of him! THE REFEREE CHECKS WITH BOTH COMPETITORS BEFORE STEPPING ASIDE — ARIA RUNS TOWARDS ADAM WITH A ‘J4A!’ IT SEEMED LIKE THE THIRD TIME ATTEMPTING THE MOVE WAS THE CHARM AS ARIA GOES FOR THE COVER! DO WE HAVE A NEW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION HERE?!?!

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Gavin Kirkland: ADAM LUCAS WITH A KICK OUT! HOW IN THE WORLD?

Eve: BUT, ARIA HAS NO TIME TO PANIC! SHE TURNS ADAM LUCAS TO HIS STOMACH AS SHE APPLIES THE ‘“ARIA” OF DANGER’ — THE SEATED DOUBLE LEG NELSON SCISSORED ARM BAR! SHE HAS ADAM LUCAS VULNERABLE IN HER GO-TO SUBMISSION MOVE! ADAM IS TRYING TO REACH FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE! SHE IS DOPING EVERYTHING IN HER POWER TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE KEEPS ADAM BACK! ADAM IS LOOKING ACROSS TO THE ROPE AS HE NEEDS TO CAPTURE HIS STRENGTH AND TRY TO REACH FOR IT! BUT, ARIA HAS HIM COMPLETELY TRAPPED IN THIS MATCH! ARIA IS SCREAMING FOR ADAM TO SUBMIT AND GIVE HER THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!

Deadprez: Adam Lucas is a fighter, Eve! He wanted these defenses and he’ll be damned to submit after asking for them! But, look at Adam’s foot, Eve!

Gavin Kirkland: Adam Lucas gets his tip toe on the bottom rope! The referee is informing ARIA that she needs to release the hold! ARIA can’t seem to believe it! She looks at Adam’s foot on the bottom rope! ARIA releases the hold as she pulls Adam back to his feet by his hair! SHE GETS THE CHAMPION INTO POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ‘IT’S RAINING CATS AND DOGS’ — THE HEADLOCK DRIVER! BUT, ADAM MANAGES TO TWIST HIMSELF AROUND AND GRABS A HOLD OF ARIA’S WRIST! ADAM PULLS HER CLOSER AND CONNECTS WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE AS SHE FALLS TO ONE KNEE!

Eve: Adam Lucas follows that up with a step up enziguri as he sends his challenger to her side! Adam gets ARIA by her wrist once more and whips her to the ropes! ARIA rebounds off the ropes as she looks to connect with a tilt-a-whirl to the Answers World Champion! BUT, ADAM MANAGES TO USE THE MOMENTUM OF ‘THE SACRED DETECTIVE’ TO DROP HER DOWN BEFORE HOSTING HER UP AND CONNECTING WITH A POWERBOMB! ADAM STANDS ABOVE HER AS ARIA IS TRYING TO GET HERSELF INTO A CRAWLING POSITION! HE MANAGES TO GET ARIA IN A WHEELBARROW POSITION BEFORE TAKING HER BACK FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX! ADAM BEGINS TO TAKE A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK AS HE STALKS ARIA BACK TO HER FEET! He is looking for the perfect opportunity before charging towards the challenger and nailing her discus lariat as ARIA is taken down!

Deadprez: It seems like Adam Lucas has ARIA right where he wants here! He begins to hop over the top rope! His feet are on the apron as he’s staring down at ARIA! ARIA is feeling a bit of the weaker side as he slingshots, flipping himself forward and nailing ARIA with a clothesline! ‘Equalizer’ — BUT, ARIA SPRINGS HERSELF BACK UP, GETS ADAM BY HIS ARM FOR A SINGLE ARM DDT AND TRANSITIONS IT BACK INTO THE ‘“ARIA” OF DANGER’ ONCE MORE! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! ARIA MANAGED TO BAIT ADAM A BIT MORE UNTIL SHE KNEW THAT SHE COULD CATCH HIM BY SURPRISE! ARIA IS HOLDING ONTO THAT SUBMISSION MOVE FOR DEAR LIFE!

Gavin Kirkland: But, Adam Lucas manages to swing his left side as that seems to catch ARIA by surprise! Adam counters with a roll up on his challenger! BUT, ARIA MANAGES TO ROLL HERSELF BACK TO HER FEET! ‘J4A’ — THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE AGAIN, BUT ADAM DUCKS THE KNEE STRIKE! HE MANAGES TO PULL ARIA BY HIS LEGS AS SHE FALLS FLAT ON HER FACE! BUT, LOOK AT THIS! ADAM JUMPS ON THE BACK OF ARIA AND USES HIS LEGS TO ROLLS HER UP WITH A BRIDGE!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

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TTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(The sound of the bell is heard as ARIA manages to get herself out of the pin fall attempt a bit too late. ‘Be Legendary’ plays in the speakers as Adam Lucas falls to his knees as he’s handed the Answers World Championship before getting his hand raised by the referee.)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER AND STILL EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…ADAM LUCAS!!!!!!

Eve: Adam Lucas retains after that nice little counter! ARIA kicked out a second too late! And, I can’t imagine how that must feel for her! But, she absolutely KILLED it tonight! She put everything into that match! It must feel damn good for Adam to get a title defense underneath his belt and against a talented competitor like ARIA!

(ARIA has made her way up the ramp, allowing Adam Lucas to have his moment inside the ring. It takes a moment or two for Adam to notice before exiting the ring and reaching ARIA on the top of the ramp. Adam extends his hadn’t to ARIA, who still seems to be a bit crushed by the rest. ‘Be Legendary’ dies down as ARIA shows no hesitation with accepting his hand. The two Elitists shake their hands, showing a sign of respect for each other as the Showdown crowd applauds those two for an excellent main event. Adam grabs ARIA’s wrist and raises it up in the air.)

Deadprez: A sign of respect between these two talented Elitists! Now, this is truly a wholesome way to conclude this edition of Showdown!

(‘Be Legendary’ plays once more. Adam Lucas decides to head to the back, leaving ARIA to soak in the love and adoration of the crowd. ARIA holds her hand up and waves before —)

Gavin Kirkland: USAGI SENSHI BLINDSIDES ARIA FROM THE BACK! ARIA FALLS FLAT ON HER FACE AS USAGI BEGINS TO UNLOAD ON HER FORMER FRIEND AND STABLEMATES IN THE FACE! ARIA CAN’T FIGHT BACK! SHE HAD JUST COMPETED IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH JUST MOMENTS AGO!

(The crowd obviously hates this as Usagi Senshi pulls ARIA head up by her hair! ARIA seems to be completely out of it as Usagi looks at ‘The Sacred Detective’ with intense anger in her eyes. Usagi holds up a microphone to her lips.)

Usagi Senshi: You want a match with me at Road to Redemption? I accept.

(The crowd pops for the match announcement, but it seems like Usagi Senshi is not done here.)

Usagi Senshi: But, just one thing —

(Usagi Senshi gets ARIA up by her hair and hurdles her off the stage, into a table that was meant for production. ARIA is lying in the pile of the broken wooden table in absolute pain.)

Eve: USAGI SENSHI JUST SENT ARIA TO THE SIDE OF THE STAGE AS ARIA GOES THROUGH A TABLE! WE SEE MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL TEAM COMING TO AID ARIA. A COUPLE OF REFEREES ARE WITH USAGI ON THE TOP OF THE STAGE, TELLING USAGI TO LEAVE THE SCENE.

Usagi Senshi: I accept your challenge at Road to Redemption. But, our match will be a… ‘TRIP TO PURGATORY’!’

(The crowd is obviously really intrigued, knowing how the last time went when a ‘Trip to Purgatory’ match was held in EAW. The Ice Aces – most specifically – Usagi was able to come out on top. With these two hating each other’s guts, there’s no knowing how this match will be like this time around.)

(The last shot is of ARIA being checked on by the medical team. Usagi Senshi is being escorted away by a series of referees. Her sight never leaves ARIA. The crowd is concerned about ARIA, knowing that she took a nasty bump and with that depressing note, Showdown fades to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

 

Written by Mikaela Street

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